Indian Experimental / Groove Metallers Hostilian premiere their first track off their EP "Catalyst". The track titled 'Regressive Instincts' is packed with brutal grooves, devastating drums and monstrous vocals that hold a strong ground in what the song conveys as a message.
The band adds:-
“The EP is a study of the human condition. It's about how, deep down, we're actually like a virus, eating away the earth, even the other people and ourselves. All the good in people is just a face to show the world. There is a constant darkness in us just waiting for an opportunity to come out. This darkness is our most basic human instinct. Raping, killing, greed is all just a manifestation of what we really are deep inside. Each song talks about various aspects of this primary proclivity inside us. Everything we work for everyday is a lie. We are not meant for great things. We are only meant to end all cycles of life. A hard reboot to all life on Earth. We are a catalyst to the process that had begun long before we even stepped into this world.”
Hostilian - Regressive Instincts | Official Lyric Video - https://youtu.be/hx5oVTG-Pkw
Mexican death metal cult Ravenous Death premiere the new track "Evil Dementia (The Voices of the Nobodies)" at heavily trafficked web-portal CVLTNation.com. The track hails from the band's striking debut album, Chapters of an Evil Transition, set for international release on January 21st, 2019 via Memento Mori. Hear Ravenous Death's "Evil Dementia (The Voices of the Nobodies)" in its entirety exclusively HERE.
Hailing from the vast death metal hotbed of Mexico, Ravenous Death feature current members of such other bands as Remains, Demonic Manifestation, and Death's Forsaken. The band's embryo was brought forth in 2016 during the recording of Remains' third album in Mexico City, when vocalist/guitar player Miguel Angel and drummer Esteban Salcedo toyed with the idea of creating a death metal band influenced by Vomitory, Torture Division, and the likes. Later on, both musicians shared their vision with lead guitarist Enrique Fray, and the three of them agreed to push the idea forward and carry it out as a side-project due to the commitments they all had with their main bands. Soon after, Enrique and Miguel Angel began writing songs for the newborn abomination, and the three members decided to name the band after a Vomitory song titled "The Ravenous Dead."
Fast forward to October 2016: the recording of Ravenous Death's debut demo/EP, Ominous Deathcult, is finalized (although not released as a Bandcamp download until March 2017), including five songs chock full of rotting maliciousness that show great poise in combining blasting brutality, crushing heaviness, sombre ambience, and fierce intensity, with the lyrical themes revolving about death, occultism, blasphemy, and other classic topics of the olden Metal of Death. On May 13th, 2017, the band make their first live performance in the city of Guadalajara. For this occasion two new members were recruited - namely, bass player Alejandro Mendez and guitarist Diego Gomez - leaving Miguel Angel on vocal duties alone. After the excellent crowd response, both Alejandro and Diego join the band as official members.
Emboldened by this patient momentum, at last arrives Ravenous Death's full-length debut, aptly titled Chapters of an Evil Transition. Indeed displaying the band's transition into an evil death metal juggernaut, the album absolutely bleeds the molten-yet-mildewed essence of '90s Metal of Death. Fucking fashion and trends and especially fickle tastes, Chapters of an Evil Transition is a gutsfucking time-warp to the days when death metal was supposedly "dead," lost in favour of black metal or power metal or (worse) ill-fated sell-out fantasies. In this landscape did many a raw 'n' righteous mini-classic get birthed, and suitably do Ravenous Death continue the proud legacy of Vomitory and Mexican forebears Shub Niggurath, but also especially Sadistic Intent, Seance, old Grave, '90s Immolation, '90s Vader, and Finland's Demigod. No more but definitely no less, this is DEATH METAL by and for death metal MANIACS: no bullshit, and no sell-out!
Completed by stark artwork courtesy of Mörtuus and mastering by the esteemed Javier Felez at Moontower Studios, allow Ravenous Death to read you Chapters of an Evil Transition! Continue reading with the new track "Evil Dementia (The Voices of the Nobodies)" exclusively HERE, courtesy of CVLTNation.com. Begin reading with the previously revealed "Harvesting Hate" HERE at Memento Mori's official YouTube channel.
Orchid is one of Bangalore’s (India) better known band from the live music scene and are well known for their unique music that blends the abstractness of Avant-Garde Music with Progressive elements combined with the intensity of Metal and Mathcore that makes them stand ground.
The band is now officially gearing up to release their album - Miasama this January 10, 2019. The band states:-
“The album was mixed by the Mumbai-based Apurv Agrawal (Shepherd, Death by Fungi, False Flag) and mastered by Colin Marston (Gorguts, Atheist, Origin, Krallice, Dysrhythmia) at Menegroth, The Thousand Caves studio in New York. The artwork was done by the band’s drummer and contains elements from every song the song on the album. Unlike their previous EP which touched upon themes of techno-surrealism, this album is more straightforward with sociopolitical themes.”
Kaushal: Vocals, lyrics
Mayur: Drums, percussion
For fans of: Converge, Botch, Dillinger Escape Plan, Atheist, Dysrhythmia, Blotted Science, Martyr, Spastic Ink, Gorguts, Cardiacs, Watchtower, Behold... The Arctopus!, Frank Zappa, Ron Jarzombek
About two years after its birth, Swiss Pagan / Folk metal band Norvhar - which has risen from the ashes of the band Harmoniks - just unveiled a first glance from its upcoming debut album with the song "Of Stone, Gold & Blood" available right now on YouTube.
The single will feature on 'Kauna', the band's first album coming out on February 2019 for physical and digital formats.
Stream the single "Of Stone, Gold & Blood"
Formed in 2016 from the ashes of the band Harmoniks, Norvhar is oriented towards pagan/folk/epic metal. It consists of six skilled musicians, all of them with stage experiences.
Those six friends offer a music which is inspired, epic, melodic, but which also makes you want to drink beers until the end of times. Vastly inspired by Tolkien’s universe, but also by Nordic mythology, the texts are dense and deep, filled with adventures and battles, with mystical tales and latent alcoholism. The folk melodies, sometimes played on the keyboard, sometime on the flute or on acoustic instruments, intermingle with powerful and sharp guitars, all punctuated by intense bass and battle-like drums.
The vocals, straight out of the plains of Valhalla are calling the warriors to battle by their unquenchable fire. Norvhar is going to release an album at the beginning of 2019.
For fans of Moonsorrow, Ensiferum, Equilibrium, Finntroll, Wintersun...
Finland's melodic death superstars Children Of Bodom are proud to the announce the release of their tenth album, "Hexed", on March 8, 2019 via Nuclear Blast Records. Today, the band reveals the official music video for 'Under Grass And Clover' which can be seen here: https://youtu.be/1gpfzCxiQ-A
COB frontman, guitarist, and mastermind Alexi Laiho comments:-
“'Under Grass and Clover' is the sound of COB on fire and has been my favourite song since it was written. It’s fast, melodic, heavy and dark but also short and sweet. Someone told me that it’s kinda like old school Dimmu Borgir and AWK and that’s pretty damn cool in my books so we must’ve done something right .”
Pre-order your copy of Hexed here: http://nblast.de/COBHexed
"Hexed" saw the return to Finland’s Danger Johnny Studios where they were reunited with Mikko Karmila (I Worship Chaos, Halo Of Blood, Hatebreeder, Follow the Reaper & Hate Crew Deathroll) who recorded everything except keyboards and also produced the album with the band. Janne Wirman recorded keyboards at Beyond Abilities Studios. The album was mixed and mastered at Finnvox Studios in Helsinki, Finland.
For this album, the band enlisted Deins Forkas to create the album artwork. Bassist Henkka Blacksmith commented on the cover:-
“For some years already I have wanted to try a different approach with our cover art. We are so used to digital art so that is really hard to do something else. Doing it all the way with computer is somewhat safe and convenient. This time we all agreed to try it old school. We found this cool dude and gave him simple instructions. The cover has to be purple and the reaper has to be central. Half a year later we got his work, and with little tweaking, we have the cover of Hexed. It is very different from what we are used to, even the Reaper looks different, but at the same time very spooky.“
Stay tuned for more information about the album as well as announcements about the band's upcoming US tour in the spring and European trek in the summer!
Last week, the UK-based blackened death metal group Hecate Enrthroned announced that “Embrace Of The Godless Aeon,” their first album in five years (and their debut for new label partner M-Theory Audio), will be released on January 25, 2019. Now, the group has unveiled the first proper taste of the new record – “Temples That Breathe,” which can now be heard on all streaming platforms. A video for the song, which premiered yesterday via Decibel Magazine, can be seen at this location: https://youtu.be/7wotTFLhXDk
Says bassist Dylan Hughes:-
“The track is a critique of the Catholic Church for centuries of abuse. It paints the church as a kind of virulent entity that spreads pain and horror, almost as if the church itself is alive – hence, temples that breathe. The stark, menacing stills and imagery within the video create this unnerving miasma, an uneasy feeling like cold, stale secular breath on the back of your neck. The song features epic and sweeping orchestrations, heavy aggressive riffing, breakneck speeds and harmonies with a brutal vocal delivery – all the elements you’d expect from Hecate Enthroned, which are contained in abundance on this album, making this track the perfect first release to give you a flavour of what's to come.”
“Embrace Of The Godless Aeon” – which features cover artwork by Nestor Avalos (Bloodbath, Rotting Christ, The Black Dahlia Murder), as seen above – can be pre-ordered now on CD and red splatter vinyl at www.m-theoryaudio.com/store A limited-edition deluxe box set that includes exclusive purple vinyl and cassette editions of the album, a signed photo card and other collectibles is also available. Digital pre-orders on Bandcamp and other platforms include “Temples That Breathe” as an instant download.
One of the UK underground's longest-running and most respected acts, Hecate Enrthroned has been praised by the likes of Terrorizer for their “mixture of death metal aggression with black metal atmosphere.” “Embrace Of The Godless Aeon” – their first recording with vocalist Joe Stamps, who joined the band in 2015 – sees the group continue to deftly mix black with death, modern with classic and extreme with symphonic. The album, which features guest vocals on three songs by Sarah Jezebel Deva (Cradle of Filth, Therion, Mortiis), was co-produced by Dan Abela (Voices, The Antichrist Imperium).
Originally co-founded in Wales by guitarist Nigel Dennen in the mid-1990s, Hecate Enrthroned is dedicated to delivering their own brand of evil metal with little regard to politics or the trends of popular demand. The group's 1997 full-length debut, the Andy Sneap-produced “The Slaughter Of Innocence, A Requiem For The Mighty” (Blackend Records), was a seminal release in the then-burgeoning orchestral black metal movement. Since then, several albums and EPs and numerous live performances have firmly established the band as one of extreme metal's most important voices, a sentiment that “Embrace Of The Godless Aeon” firmly reinforces.
Hecate Enrthroned 's next live performance will take place on December 14 in Roeselare, Belgium. The group plans to tour extensively throughout 2019.
Indonesian metallic hardcore band Cloudburst have released their stunning new track "Crimson Mask" via Svbterranean. The song is taken from their upcoming self-titled album which will be released in January via Samstrong Records.
Listen to the song here: https://svbterranean.net/2018/12/06/svb-exclusive-cloudburst-debut-chaotic-new-single-crimson-mask/#more-33980
Cloudburst is a metallic hardcore band from Yogyakarta, Indonesia. Formed in 2011, they released both a demo and a split album (with home-town friends Warmouth) in 2014. Their first full length, 2016's Crying of Broken Beauty, was critically acclaimed by the Indonesian metal/hardcore press and included in The Metal Rebel's 20 Best Indonesian Metal Albums 2016. The band toured Indonesia in support of this album, also making stops in Malaysia and Singapore.
Now Cloudburst is back with self-titled album, coming out January 4 2019. The nine tracks embody a metallic hardcore aesthetic, full of discord and brutality yet still melodic and charming. The chaotic influences of bands like Converge and Botch mix seamlessly with shredding guitar solos from Slayer, Keith Moon-ish pounding drums, and maniac vocals reminiscent of Pig Destroyer and Cattle Decapitation.
The first official single by Ukrainian Melodic Metal band Mirium 'I Am Free' is now out, check it out here:- https://metalscraprecords.bandcamp.com/album/mirium-i-am-free
The band's music is characterized by strong female vocals, melodic arrangements and hard guitar riffs. At this stage, musicians began to use many electronic parts. There are many experiments, such as Folk harmonies, symphonic parts, etc.
The song is created in Melodic Metal genre, which the band has been using since 2011, and recorded in a two lyric versions - English and Ukrainian.
Highly recommended for fans of Lacuna Coil, Nightwish, Amaranth, Within Temptation, In This Moment and more.
Metal Scrap Records, 2018 (MSR152/DT).
Crap, Dero and Flux have already unveiled first details for their upcoming studio album "Ritual" - out on January 18 via Napalm Records. Now the time has come to premiere the very first single off of the new record. Please welcome "Kein Liebeslied". No song about luck. No song about hope. No song about peace and joy.
Oomph! on the new single "Kein Liebeslied":
"Kein Liebeslied was written by us three in a joint session in our recording studio on a very creative day in February 2016 and later refined even further. In "Kein Liebeslied" we deal with the evolution of mankind and question what humans have accomplished up to this day! We can not wait to play this song live for our fans and are looking forward to the reactions!"
Watch the video HERE
Ritual is out on January 18th 2019! - PRE-ORDER are now available here!
Fans that pre-order the album digitally will receive an instant download of the first single!
Ritual is available as:
CRAP - Guitar, Keyboards
DERO - Vocals, Drums
FLUX - Guitar, Sampling
Silvestri - Drums (Live)
Hagen - Bass (Live)
Felix - Keyboards (Live)
Okusa - Percussion (Live)
Explore the rich lore that has been created through these stories and feel the magic of this imaginative new world, with its own characters, gods and creatures. Norwald, brings you Magical lands and magnificent warriors; Mythical creatures, life, and death, in the form of power metal songs.
To acquaint the world of Norwald, they have released their first two singles, 'Creatures' and ‘Arden’. ‘Creatures’ regales listeners with the tale of Prince Thostar who is on a quest for the throne. It’s a fast and simple song to introduce both the band and world of Norwald.
‘Arden’ is a bonus tale, not directly related to the rest of the story told on the upcoming concept album. It is fun and dancey, but with a cold vibe.
With influences such as Nightwish, Rhapsody and Epica, Norwald is just as enchanting as the tale it tells. As to what their debut album brings, composer Grief explains her purpose:
“The album is, as a whole, an epic tale that goes through a lot of phases, to finish in an epic song that Norwald people would sing in their taverns. To end the whole thing and to make people want to listen to more of our stories, we play Arden, which is a short tale not related to the tale told in the rest of the album.”
‘Creatures’ is available on YouTube.
‘Arden’ is also available on Youtube.
The release date for the debut album is yet to be announced.
Norwald is both the band name and a vast fantasy world that was imagined in the mind of Patri Grief many years ago and has now been brought to fruition to indulge listeners everywhere. Grief’s fascination for storytelling and music began at a young age: she dreamed up a world where her imagination could take flight and ultimately bring her stories to life through music.
With immense imagination, Norwald plunges the listener into a brand new fantasy world. Incorporating made up words and characters set in a medieval era, Norwald is putting a whole new spin on epic power metal. Well written songs, each as a metaphor with its own personality, Norwald is charging in to the spotlight with poetic symphonic magic.
Over the years, members came and left the band and it wasn’t until 2017 when there was enough suitable talent for the band to take off. The line-up now consists of Ann Meseguer (vocals); Patri Grief (composer/lead guitar); Alejandro Leonidas (rhythm guitar); Jeffrey García (bass) and Frehul Martínez (keys).
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