, Iron Bonehead Productions sets August 23rd as the international release date for Pa Vesh En's highly anticipated second album, Pyrefication, on CD and vinyl LP formats.
In little more than two years, this Belarusian enigma has built a sizeable (and starkly terrifying) catalog, culminating in last year's critically acclaimed Church of Bones debut album and, earlier this year, the Cryptic Rites of Necromancy EP, all under the aegis of Iron Bonehead. Thus far, Pa Vesh En has exhibited a stark 'n' unsettling style of black metal: from stifled-violence miserabilism to seemingly formless drift, from bent-askew melodicism to echo-chamber murk, always with a tortured soul guiding everything, he's almost effortlessly created a sound-world beyond compare - and has done so with the restlessness of a lost spectre.
Restless as ever, Pa Vesh En prodigiously keeps apace with his tortured vision of black metal with a brand-new second album, Pyrefication. Ever aptly titled, Pyrefication is total spiritual meltdown: this is the veritable sound of the soul collapsing inward and dying a most exquisite death. To that, Pa Vesh En draws inspiration from within, and here locates a wobbly, ever-so-delicate balance between Cryptic Rites of Necromancy's ultra-violent hysteria and the murkier mystery of his earliest work, all done with spellbinding alchemy that makes for a miasmic 40-minute labyrinth. If anything, Pa Vesh En seems unsettlingly comfortable taking his muse wherever he wishes on Pyrefication, malforming and maiming any atmosphere he wishes whilst maintaining that beckoning-abyssward style of melodicism he's made his own since his auspicious start.
Once again, Pa Vesh En hands you the matches for self-immolation - will you provide the kindling for Pyrefication? The first fire can be felt with the new track "Call of the Dead" HERE at Iron Bonehead's Soundcloud.
Finnish modern metal act As I May announce they will be releasing their second album "My Own Creations" this coming July 2019. Signing with labels Rockshots Records (Italy) and Spiritual Beast (Japan), the sophomore full length is slated for a worldwide release on July 26th along with it being available in Japan on July 24th.
"My Own Creations" is a fast-paced blend of modern metal with metalcore highlights. It’s heavy, melodic and unique; and sonically more mature than As I May's previous release "Speak No Evil" (2017). Working on writing music that is easy to identify with a digital atmosphere, As I May make their listeners headbang and sing along to the catchy choruses.
Paying homage to many old school metal bands, In Flames fans will find a special affinity for this Finnish act.
The band's next single 'Cure Is Worse Than Disease' follows their first revealed track off the album 'Pride Goes Before A Fall'. The song was released this past May and has hit over 50k streams on Spotify in its first month.
The band explains the track:-
"'Cure Is Worse Than Disease' is the most modern sounding song off of the album. It has a lot of dynamic. It's really easy listening with melodic parts and a couple of seconds later you're getting a hard heavy beating. It also shows the power of silence. Silence can be equally powerful as the heavy hitting part when placed in the right places. The track can best be described as a touch of post-hardcore and newcore."
Watch and listen to the new music video for 'Cure Is Worse Than Disease' here and the band's previous music video 'Pride Goes Before A Fall' can be viewed here.
Single streams and downloads available at http://smarturl.it/AsIMay
Spotify direct link https://spoti.fi/2IGnhn4
As I May is a four-piece modern melodic metal band from Mikkeli, Finland - formed in 2016. The group now consists of Tipi Nokelainen (vocals and bass); Lasse Hiltunen (vocals and guitar); Jani Valhola (backup vocals and guitars) and Marko Korhonen (drums). As I May has since started to gain ground in the Finnish heavy metal scene. The music's soul lies within catchy melodies and big choruses. As I May combines modern elements, yet keeps focussing on the heavier side.
Rockshots Records: www.rockshots.eu
Official Website: www.asimay.com
Finnish metallers Lamori are proud to present their new single and official lyric video "Heaven Ain't For Us".
Statement from the band:
"Our latest single Heaven Ain’t For Us rides the new wave of darkness from the upcoming album Neo Noir. It works as a perfect showcase for of what to expect from the rest of the album."
Check it out here:- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=57-3uuFdhD4
Directed and filmed by: Mattia Baldanzi
Edited by: Mattia Baldanzi and Mikael Westerlund
Performer: Irene Pieraccini
Makeup: Ilaria Nucci
Lyrics: Matias Juselius
Female backing vocals: Evelyn Nyman
Ukraine's Doom/Death metal band Polynove Pole unveil a song from the upcoming album! Enjoy "Deceptive Reflections" right now:- https://youtu.be/Iu-N3lKOv9Y
Mix and mastering by "Morton Studio" (Kyiv, Ukraine).
Polynove Pole (eng. Wormwood Field) was formed in the fall of 2004 in Lviv, Ukraine.
After the first demo recordings in 2005, the band started to perform at local concerts, and then on rock festivals of western Ukraine and capital city Kyiv. In the beginning of 2008, the first EP “Pure Souls” was officially released, and at the end of the same year a full-length album “On Seven Winds” as well.
Due to active concert activity and selection of musician line-up, the band came to prominence as one of the leading groups of Western Ukraine. New songs of PolynovePole were represented in tribute-albums and collections of Ukrainian rock music. The band’s next EP, “Under the Cold Stone”, was released in 2009 and became the heaviest and the most melodic at that time in the discography.
Since 2010, a long pause has taken place in the history of the band. After taking time off, the band joined forces with new members and resumed work on new material. The band resurgence started in November 2017, with a new release, “On The Edge Of The Abyss”. Re-released on April 2018 by Moon records.
Polynove Pole delivered the record with lyrics that appeared in Ukrainian and English for the first time. At the moment band working on new album, Deceptive Reflections song from the coming album streaming now!
Italian Metalcore crew Tonight We Stand & Italian rapper Lavinia Viscus release suicide prevention track
Italian metal quintet Tonight We Stand are back with a new lyric video and single called 'Hollowgrams' featuring rapper/hip hop artist Lavinia Viscuso. Visually, the video looks like supplemental content for an R.L Stine Goosebumps book, but the song actually has a darker, more serious tone.
WATCH IT HERE
ALSO AVAILABLE ON SPOTIFY
Tonight We Stand states:-
"'Hollowgrams' talks about the emotional struggles that many artists face and it addresses suicide / depression. With this song, we wanted to raise suicide awareness for the sake of anyone who has succumbed to the most insurmountable mental anguish. We must look at suicide as what it is: a preventable outcome of a treatable illness."
"Hollowgrams" was mixed by Betraying The Martyrs guitarist Lucas D’angelo and mastered by Ermin Hamidovic (Architects, Periphery).
Tonight We Stand released their debut EP Redemption in 2016 on Sliptrick Records, which was awarded the "Best Underground Release" by Rock Hard Italy. The four song offering was produced and mixed at Solid Ground Recording Studio, and mastered by Andrea Fusini, as was their 2017 single "I Will Rise, You'll Fade Away."
Listen to "Hollowgrams" on Spotify.
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Italian Folk Metal / Acoustic sextet Ladygrove release their new single "Three Times Bad and Three Times Good"
Featuring members from Elvenking, Evenoire, and Sound Storm, Italy’s Shadygrove journey into our primordial and mythological past for inspiration.
The new song is inspired by a fairy tale from a small town in the North of Italy.
The band comments:-
"We love magic tales and love to tell them when they are real. Water fairies can be seen when the Sun goes down, and you always have to respect them. If someday you'll forget the rule your fairy will vanish into a never-ending curse.'Three Times Bad and Three Times Good' are the laws of the enchanted wood, and we like to say that are also the rules of life. If you do something bad in your life, this will happen three times on you, the same if you do something good."
The single can be watched on YouTube at the following link https://youtu.be/tzzR6tQf2yY
and streamed on Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2wJBAS4
Theirs is an acoustic heaviness that is truly original and special. It’s as though, like the myths and legends that inspire them, Shadygrove have always been with us, just waiting for us to look with our hearts rather than our eyes. Shadygrove make music as fresh as tomorrow’s dawn.
Lisy Stefanoni - Vocals, Flute
Fabio “Lethien” Polo - Violin
Matteo Antoni - Guitar
Elena Crolle - Keyboards
Davide Papa - Bass
Simone Morettin - Drums, Ethnic Percussions
Finnish progressive metal act External have released a new single, "Anhedonia". It’s their first release with guitarist Roger Lundberg, as well as the first with major songwriting contribution from bassist Samuel Järvinen. In the mixing process External worked with Asger Mygind from the Danish band Vola. The song is accompanied by a music video by Tuomas Ikonen.
Check the music video: https://youtu.be/cFwLNvGirUQ
Listen to the single:
The band states:
"We're extremely proud to share Anhedonia with the world. We chose this song as a single, since we thought it has a satisfying balance between things that define our current sound - groove, heaviness, softness, complexity and accessibility. Lyrically, the song is about losing all the colours from your life, feeling no enjoyment or pleasure from anything. Amidst all, the chorus is a plea to keep fighting and not to give up. It was truly an honour to work with one of our musical inspirations, Asger Mygind (Vola), in the mixing process. The greatest of thanks go to him, Samu Oittinen, Tuomas Ikonen and all the talented people involved for doing such an amazing job, as well as to our friends and families for their constant support!"
Video by Tuomas Ikonen
Acting by Joona Jokilampi
Makeup by Maia Reid, Tiina Lehtonen
Music by Samuel Järvinen w/ Julius Lehtonen, Roger Lundberg, Aleksi Haukkaluoma
Lyrics by Samuel Järvinen
Aleksi Haukkaluoma - vocals, guitar
Roger Lundberg - guitar, programming
Samuel Järvinen - bass
Julius Lehtonen - drums
Additional synth by Asger Mygind (VOLA)
Drums recorded by Samu Oittinen (Fantom Studio)
The rest recorded by Aleksi Haukkaluoma, Roger Lundberg, Julius Lehtonen
Mixed by Asger Mygind (VOLA)
Mastered by Samu Oittinen (Fantom Studio)
Cover art by Pinja Sietiö
Australian Deathcore merchants Thy Art Is Murder release brutal official music video for new single, 'Death Squad Anthem'
Thy Art Is Murder have delivered another master lesson in brutality via their new single / video 'Death Squad Anthem'. A champion for the youth who are fed up with the current political system, 'Death Squad Anthem' is the second cut lifted from their earth-scorching fifth record, Human Target, set for release on July 26 via Nuclear Blast (ROW) and Human Warfare (AU/NZ). Watch here: https://youtu.be/uw_qPfgTxuI
Guitarist Andy Marsh comments:-
"'Death Squad Anthem' is a blazing examination of the current state of politics riddled with hyperactive virtue signalling, extremism and disenfranchisement. The despondency of 'Death Squad Anthem' is brought to life with stark socio-political traumatic scenes of warfare, genocide, police states, brutality famine and riots interspersed with those at the helm of the atrocities."
Pre-order 'Human Target' in various digital and physical formats from www.thyartismurder.net
Watch the official video for ‘Human Target’: https://youtube.com/watch?v=pMl3exzgGto
Human Target was produced, engineered, mixed and mastered by Will Putney at Graphic Nature Audio in Belleville, NJ. The artwork was once again painted by Eliran Kantor (Hatebreed, Testament, Iced Earth, Sodom).
THY ART IS MURDER is:
C.J. McMahon | Vocals
Sean Delander | Rhythm Guitar
Kevin Butler | Bass Guitar
Jesse Beahler | Drums
Andy Marsh | Lead Guitar
German Melodic Viking Metallers Vagrant unleash 'Spirit Of Valor'; taken from their debut album 'The Rise Of Norn'
We have the pleasure of bringing you one last treat before the release date draws near! however due to delays on the physical side we had to set the release to June 21st and its with great pride we present Spirit Of Valor play-through filmed by Oropesa - https://www.facebook.com/oropesa.de/, the album 'Rise Of Norn' Will be available worldwide on June 21st as CD Digipak / Digital as well as all digital platforms!
Check it out here:- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ybkFk7bZP98
German Melodic Death Metal group Vagrant present official play.through of their track Spirit of Valor
Taken from the forthcoming album " The Rise Of Norn". Out June 21st, 2019.
CD Pre order available at smarturl.it/vagrantnorn
Vagrant had this to say about the track:-
"Our single "Spirit of Valor" is the most intense song on this album. It describes the final battle of the young warrior, which will lead to his death. The Song has everything in it Vagrant is about, dark atmosphere, fast blast beats, catchy melodies and massive orchestra. Definitely the most epic song on this album"
Norwegian black metal titans Abbath are now releasing the third new track, taken from their upcoming full length 'Outstrider'. The album is set for worldwide release on July 5, 2019. The title track is now streaming via the official Season of Mist YouTube channel at the link below!
Link - https://youtu.be/lNa-aIMT8SQ
The cover artwork, which is created by Kim Holm and Olav Iversen, and the track-list for 'Outstrider' can be found above.
When Abbath announced that he had left Immortal, it sent massive shock-waves through the metal scene. The iconic frontman had long become the "face" of the Norwegian black scene, his image synonymous with the genre. Upon releasing his debut album with his eponymous new band, Abbath, in 2016, trve fans were satiated with a dose of icy, blackened fury.
Now, the Norwegian giant returns for round two, armed with a refined line-up and ready to strike with a sophomore effort that is sure to once again exceed the expectations of Abbath’s loyal fan-base. 'Outstrider' sees a maturation in sound, delivering a tighter, well-rounded offering from the band as they come into their own identity.
While there are moments that certainly channel the frosty hallmarks of Immortal, there is no danger of Abbath repeating that formula. Abbath draws from NWOBM and melodic influences, adding a fresh new flavour to the sound that the band’s founder came to define.
'Oustrider' consists of eight, crushing original songs and concludes with a fiery Bathory cover. The album promises a full-on aural assault from start to finish with frigid riffage and a robust pocket that are layered with vocals from one of the most identifiable voices in black metal. If you thought Abbath came in hot with their last record, just wait until you hear this!
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