Canada's Inverted Serenity premiere "Mechanical Gods" via Toilet Ov Hell; pre-order 'As Spectres Wither' now.
Winnipeg, Manitoba-based Progressive Death Metal / Technical Death Metal outfit Inverted Serenity recently announced their upcoming third full-length, As Spectres Wither. Today the band partnered with Toilet Ov Hell to unleash the albums first single, "Mechanical Gods". The song showcases the band's ability to blend crushing technical death metal with progressive death elements and sublime clean singing led passages.
You can check out "Mechanical Gods" HERE
Toilet Ov Hell had this to say about today's song premiere:
"That principle of “eclectic but cohesive” applies to the songs on an individual level as well, delivering no shortage of surprises and subverting expectations. “Mechanical Gods” opens up with a mid-tempo start-stop riff that sounds like it’s building towards djenty chugs, but it quickly fades into a bass-driven clean section with surprisingly powerful singing. As the distortion kicks back in, the drums get progressively heavier, leading into a jaunty groove and mind-bending tapped dual leads."
"It’s a hell of a ride that gives a tantalizing look at what the rest of the album has to offer."
Pre-orders for As Spectres Wither are now live
Auðn are unveiling the first atmospheric track taken from their forthcoming album 'Farvegir Fyrndar', which is scheduled for release on November 10th. The song "Í Hálmstráið Held" is now streaming via the official media partners listed below.
Metal Hammer (DE)
Radio Metal (FR)
Lángoló Gitárok (HU)
Rock Portaal (NL)
Crank It Up (SE)
Antichrist Magazine (UA)
Metal Hammer (UK)
"We are ecstatic to present 'Í Hálmstráið Held' to you, the first track taken from our new album, which is entitled 'Farvegir Fyrndar'. We feel that this song represents our record very well as it points into the direction, which we are striving for. 'Í Hálmstráið Held' retains the atmosphere of our previous release, but sounds both more aggressive and melodic at the same time. We are taking things a step further and hope that you will join us!"
Auðn have furthermore released the artwork of 'Farvegir Fyrndar' (created by Víðir Mýrmann Þrastarson), which is shown together with the track-list below.
On further news, Auðn have announced a European tour together with label mates The Great Old Ones in support of Ghaals Wyrd. A full list of confirmed dates can be found below.
Auðn +The Great Old Ones + Ghaals Wyrd
01 Dec 17 Bochum (DE) Matrix
02 Dec 17 Vosselaar (BE) Biebob
04 Dec 17 Toulouse (FR) metronum
05 Dec 17 Madrid (ES) Chango
06 Dec 17 Barcelona (ES) boveda
07 Dec 17 Marseille (FR) Jas Rod
09 Dec 17 Bologna (IT) Alcemica Music Club
10 Dec 17 Zürich (CH) Werk 21
12 Dec 17 München (DE) Backstage
13 Dec 17 Wroclaw (PL) Firlej
14 Dec 17 Erfurt (DE) From Hell
15 Dec 17 Berlin (DE) De Mortem Et Diabolum
16 Dec 17 Eindhoven (NL) Eindhoven Metal Meeting 2017
30 Mar 18 Oslo (NO) Inferno Festival 2018
Malta's Forsaken can finally unleash the first single and lyric video "Primal Wound" from the long awaited comeback album "Pentateuch" along with album cover and track-list. The first album in six years from one of the true survivors of the epic doom metal genre. Forsaken was formed back in 1990.
"Pentateuch" will be released on the 13th of October on LP, CD and digital. A release concert is held in Malta on the 14th of October in a new venue called The Garage in Zebbug and afterwards the band will be heading on European tour.
Watch the "Primal Wound" lyric video here:
Requiem. Demo. Self-released 1991.
“Virtues of Sanctity” 7” Ep. Arkham Productions (France). 1993.
“Evermore”. CD. Storm Records (Malta) 1996.
Demo 2002. CD. Self Released.
“Iconoclast”. MD. Golden Lake Productions (Scotland, UK). 2002.
“Anima Mundi” CD. Golden Lake Productions (Scotland, UK). 2004.
“Anima Mundi/Iconoclast” DLP. Immortal Vinyl Records (Germany). 2005.
“Evermore”. Re-Mastered, re-release. CD. Golden Lake Productions (UK). 2005.
“Dominaeon”. CD. Golden Lake Productions (Scotland, UK), 2005.
“Evermore”, DLP. Immortal Vinyl Records (Germany). 2005.
“Dominaeon”. DLP. Immortal Vinyl Records (Germany). 2006
“After the Fall”,. CD. I Hate Records (Sweden). 2009.
“Tales of Doom and Woe”. Split 12” Ep. I Hate Records (Sweden). 2010.
“After the Fall”,. DLP. I Hate Records (Sweden). 2011.
Leo Stivala - Vocals.
Albert Bell - Bass
Sean Vukovic - Guitars
Simeon Gatt - Drums
Evanescence Reveal A Reworking Of Global Hit ‘Bring Me To Life’
"Bring Me To Life (Synthesis)"
Evanescence have revealed a reworking of their debut single and global hit ‘Bring Me To Life’ which is available now since yesterday.
Taken from their next album Synthesis which is due in the autumn, the reworked version of the song strips out the big distorted guitars and rock drums, replacing them with full orchestration in a completely synthetic world of beats and sounds, with help from arranger and composer David Campbell.
Originally "Bring Me to Life," (feat. guest vocals from Paul McCoy of 12 Stones), reached #5 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 as well as marking their first U.K.#1 hit single. It was taken from Evanescence’s debut album "Fallen" which spent 43 weeks on the U.S. Billboard Top 10, sold more than 17 million copies worldwide, and was certified 7x platinum in the U.S alone.
Synthesis will feature two new Evanescence songs in addition to fan favourites re-recorded with a live orchestra and electronica. Evanescence will launch the “Synthesis Live” tour in Europe later this year combining their intense live performances and timeless songwriting with a powerful live orchestra helping the band to deliver a transcendent concert experience.
Listen to the track HERE.
Japanese death metal cult Necrophile premiere the new track "Irrepressible Discharge" at web-portal NoCleanSinging.com. The track hails from the band's LONG-awaited debut album, Awakening Those Oppressed, set for international release on September 16th via Unholy Prophecies. Hear Necrophile's "Irrepressible Discharge" in its entirety exclusively HERE.
Featuring current and ex-members of such cult bands as Anatomia, Multiplex, Messiah Death, Wormridden, and Transgressor, Necrophile arose from the ashes in 2012 after a two-decade-long slumber but are now prepared to unleash a torrent of deathrashing insanity with their very first full-length, Awakening Those Oppressed!
Formed back in 1987, Necrophile are widely considered to be one of the first death metal bands from Japan. The band was formed in 1987 by two high school students, Takaaki Ohkuma (vocals/bass, ex-Criminal Christ and later Multiplex) and Keisuke Matsunaga (guitar/drums, ex-Messiah Death). During their original tenure, they were quite prolific. They recorded two demo tapes in 1988 and 1989 - The Terminal Derangement and Beyond the Truth, respectively - and especially the second demo received a lot of attention in the the worldwide underground scene. Then, with the lineup of Takaaki (bass/vocals), Takashi Tanaka (drumers, later Transgressor and Anatomia) and Kenichi Matsunaga (guitar, later Hellchild), they recorded the Dissociated Modernity EP and a split LP with Singapore's Abhorer, both in 1991, and also played several gigs in the USA with Sadistic Intent, Deceased, and many others; they may be the first Japanese death metal act to play the States.
The original incarnation of Necrophile faded out as the members began to play in different bands, but the band reunited and played a gig in December 2012 with the lineup of Takaaki (bass/vocals), Takashi (guitar), and Keisuke (drums). After the reunion, they became active again on the live front and played many gigs in the Tokyo area. Thereafter, they appeared on the Grind Bastards #8 compilation and a split LP with Necrorite, both released in 2014.
But at long last, Necrophile's debut album is upon us! Fittingly titled Awakening Those Oppressed, Necrophile's first full-length is a literal blast from the past, like the hypothetical album that could've followed that cult split LP with Abhorer. From throttling deathrash to quick 'n' concise grindcore, with plenty of filthy headbanging in between, Awakening Those Oppressed possesses the immediately ingraining charm that recalls more innocent times: death metal's earliest, fledgling years, where subgenre splintering had yet to happen, where bands could plow through a whole range of motions so long as they were dark and, above all, DEATHLY. And that's exactly what Necrophile's debut LP is - and it keeps on raging forward, each minute as explosive and exciting as the last. Across ten tracks in 34 minutes, these veterans play with the intensity and enthusiasm of bands half their age. It's not so much a "blast from the past," then, as the past never having stopped: Necrophile are eternal, and they're Awakening Those Oppressed!
Awaken with the next track to be revealed, "Irrepressible Discharge," exclusively HERE, courtesy of NoCleanSinging.com. "Hysteria Siberiana," the first track to be revealed, can be heard at Unholy Prophecies' Bandcamp HERE.
Spanish black/death cult Krossfyre premiere the new track "Burning Torches" at web-portal NoCleanSinging.com. The track hails from the band's highly anticipated debut EP, Burning Torches, set for international release on September 15th via Hells Headbangers. Hear Krossfyre's "Burning Torches" in its entirety exclusively HERE.
One of the most exciting newcomers Hells Headbangers has come across lately, Krossfyre formed only last year, but set to work on writing and recording Burning Torches, completing the six-song/20-minute EP last September at Moontower Studios. Although an otherwise brand-new name, Krossfyre include among their ranks members who do or have done time in such bands as Sheidim, Spain's Graveyard, Körgull the Exterminator, Insulters, Morbid Flesh, and Suspiral. Nevertheless, the creation of Burning Torches itself bespeaks a whole new era of domination.
Right from its very beginning, Burning Torches explodes with an excitement and electricity that are uniquely Krossfyre's, passion and poison mixed into one. Pounding metal, diabolic force, total power from Hell: this Spanish quintet whip forth a fury that's strangely familiar yet simultaneously refreshingly unique; it's a sound that's been brewing in cast-iron cauldrons for time eternal, but now bubbling over with a youthful joie de vivre. References to be made include classic Nifelheim and Vomitor, but also early Tribulation, later Desaster, Gospel of the Horns, Bestial Mockery, and Nocturnal Graves among others. But the sheer charisma and cantankerous esprit Krossfyre exude - not to mention infectious, gloriously METAL songwriting - puts the band squarely amongst those hallowed ranks. Early days still, to be sure, but on evidence of the forthcoming Burning Torches, the name Krossfyre will soon be upon the tongues of diehards worldwide soon enough. Take these Burning Torches and feel the fire!
The next flame can be felt exclusively HERE, courtesy of NoCleanSinging.com. The first flame can be felt at Hells Headbangers' Bandcamp HERE, with the previously revealed track "Fire Solution," and also where Burning Torches can be pre-ordered.
Chilean Black / Death Metal Squad Occasvs have debuted a new track from forthcoming debut album Nocturnal Majestic Mysteria, courtesy of No Clean Singing. Stream "Under Human Eyes" at this location. The album will be released September 19 on Unspeakable Axe Records.
CD/Cassette pre-order: https://goo.gl/d1Psdq
The Chilean underground scene has thrived for aeons with great bands playing every brand of extremity. Occasvs is both unique within that scene and a fitting encapsulation of it, combining black metal with death metal, heavy metal, and more. They lay in wait for years as their long-in-the-works debut album was fine-tuned to their exacting standards. Now Nocturnal Majestic Mysteria is to be unleashed on the world.
A promo video for album track "Union" is available at this location. The song is an 8-minute odyssey through all of the band's startling blend of ideas and influences. Tremolo-picked riffs intertwine around blast beats, and the vocals are growled, shrieked, and even sung in eerie, stentorian harmonies.
Accomplished California-based technical death metal outfit Inanimate Existence are getting close to the official release of their fourth album, Underneath a Melting Sky. Set for release on August 25th through The Artisan Era. Today the band partnered with The New Fury to premiere "Formula of Spores", the album closer and the third early single from the album to be released thus far.
The New Fury had this to say about today's premiere:
"...hype is definitely building for what might just be the band’s most accomplished work to date. We’re also excited to be premiering a new track from the upcoming album, “Formula of Spores”. One of the most interesting and even experimental tracks on the new album, it also features some absolutely plastering drumming – honestly, it doesn’t even sound human at times."
You can listen to "Formula of Spores" HERE
Pre-orders for Underneath a Melting Sky are now live at these locations:
Bandcamp - http://smarturl.it/INANIMATE-BANDCAMP
Merch - http://smarturl.it/INANIMATE-MERCH
iTunes - http://smarturl.it/INANIMATE-iTUNES
Inanimate Existence is:
Cameron Porras - Guitar, Vocals
Scott Bradley - Bass, Vocals
Ron Casey - Drums
Finland's Rekoma is about to release their debut album "Eadem Errata" on October 6th 2017 via Inverse Records. The first single "Same Old Mistakes" is now available on Spotify: http://spoti.fi/2vAALN7 and lyric video can be seen on YouTube: https://youtu.be/6cbQF1-JjP4
“Eadem Errata” is full of riff based heaviness that doesn’t leave you disappointed! Antti Maunula, Juha Ilola, Jani Redkin, Arttu Korpela and Samuli Maunula have outdone themselves again by creating beautiful music that will make you bang your head in the wall and leave you weeping in tears. With the warm guidance of Ville Palin “Eadem Errata” got its final shape; 40 minutes of pure hatred and joy.
Unseen Faith delivers dark and brutal deathcore in an atmospheric universe, and they’re now ready with their debut album “Waver” – a power demonstration with compositions that move from neck breaking breakdowns to exalted musical breathing halts.Their 2nd single from the upcoming full-length is called 'Lost World', and you can listen to it right here:
The title of the album, "Waver", expresses the wavering feeling of being a religious person, who tries to hold on to his faith, in the midst of a modern and hectic society. The belief in something bigger is rarely something which is spoken about, even though most people still relate to it. Unseen Faith's spiritual and religious approach this genre of music is quite unique.
“Waver” will be released on August 25, 2017, through Prime Collective. The release will be followed by a Danish tour and European dates.
Please consider a small donation to continue the running of the site
Global Metal Apocalypse