Indian war metallers Kapala premiere the new track "Kapalik Hellstrike" vial CVLTNation.com. The track hails from the band's utterly savage debut mini-album, Infest Cesspool, set for international release on November 27th via Dunkelheit Produktionen. Hear Kapala's "Kapalik Hellstrike" in its entirety exclusively HERE.
Formed in the depths of Kolkata, India, Kapala have had one - and only one - objective since its formation: to play the most intense and bestial musick and annihilate the cesspool. Inspired by such legends such as Goatpenis, Revenge, Black Witchery, Blasphemy, Conqueror, and many other violent entities, Kapala seek to wage total sonic warfare with a strong obsession for the concept of "Survival of the Fittest." And indeed, they accomplish that in the swift 'n' decisive 20 minutes comprising their first public recording, Infest Cesspool.
A true power-trio that's more like a three-man war machine, Kapala seek to crush, kill, and destroy all in their path with overwhelming violence and totally OTT intensity. Their arsenal of shredded decibels is bountiful, as each riff and drum hit becomes its own weapon, unleashing wave after wave after unmitigatedly annihilating wave. Stripped to only the barest essentials and with a rawness pushed well past the red, Infest Cesspool quickly becomes its own blown-out, charred-beyond-redemption landscape, unforgiving and unrelenting and unforgettably so.
There will be nothing left but scorched earth and eviscerated eardrums after this Infest Cesspool has been wiped clean - Kapala's martial dominance will prevail! The next fist can be heard exclusively HERE, courtesy of CVLTNation.com. The first iron fist can be heard with the previously-revealed "Homosapiennihilation" at Dunkelheit's Bandcamp HERE and also at the label's official YouTube page HERE.
October 18th marked the release date for "Fatal Stigma of the Realist", Uruguayan Black / Gothic duo Upon Shadows' new single.
The album, which was mixed and mastered by Mika Pohjola at Soundmix recording studio in Oulu, Finland, also features Matti Torro on drums.
Vocalist / guitarist Tamara Picardo comments: “We are very pleased to have the special participation of Matti Torro on drums for the recording of our new single “Fatal stigma of the realist”. Matti is an excellent drummer with a wide musical experience, is part of the Finnish band Myon, and has collaborated on countless bands of different styles, what makes his participation in Upon Shadows very interesting from a creative point of view”.
"Fatal Stigma of the Realist" is available at Spotify, iTunes, Amazon, Bandcamp and all the best digital stores.
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Imminence Records, in partnership with Truth Inc. Records, is pleased to announce that they have signed Canadian progressive metalcore band Eyes Over Sea. To celebrate the announcement, the band has just unleashed its lead single off its highly-anticipated forthcoming full-length, entitled Dreamwave. "Beyond The Light" is the second track off the bands' label debut that that will be released November 17th.
“Working with Imminence Records and Truth Inc. Records has been great so far, and I cannot wait to see what the future holds for us. We have spent the past few years hard at work and we’re excited to share new material with you all. Being a Canadian band. We aim to tour as much as we can in other countries. With the help of Imminence and Truth Inc, we hope to reach out to more people and gain new fans.” - Eric Pacheco (Vocalist)
Eyes Over Sea is a progressive metalcore band from Canada, whose forthcoming album shares its name with the band's first single, "Dreamwave". The band's current lineup is comprised of Eric Pacheco, vocals; Patrick Currier, vocals; Jacob Mcsheffrey, guitar; Shane Calkins, guitar; and John Hicks, bass. Titled Dreamwave, it is is a journey within a conscious space that serves as the antagonist for the album story. In October of 2017, the band announced that it had signed with Imminence Records and Truth Inc. Records to release the album November 17th. The band started recording its first single in October 2016. Only a year later, the band is back strong, sharing the name of its beginnings with a full-length release, a taste of what is to come.
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Iron Bonehead Productions has set January 5th, 2018 as the international release date for the striking debut EP of Vhorthax, Nether Darkness, on 12" MLP and CD formats.
Hailing from Russia, Vhorthax was formed by members of the band Abyssfire - Morkh (voices & psalms - also Sickrites and Serpentrance), Nicholas-N.A.-I.I. (drums), and M.P. (guitars & bass) - in 2016 during a night of black candle mass meditations in their rehearsal bunker. There's no other goal but the channelling of primitive and cavernous chants of the Devil in the rough form of morbid Black / Death echoing with the sounds of the altars of worship. After several gigs, Vhorthax locked themselves in the bunker and crafted the four foul songs branded as Nether Darkness.
Now bookended by a suitably haunting intro and outro, Nether Darkness indeed evokes its title: a plunge into the deepest, darkest recesses of the eternal abyss. Muscular yet atmospheric and travelling across all sorts of diabolical terrain, Vhorthax craft a sound that's both patient and potent, simmering with sinister energies before winding up and into a fiery fury. Moments of ritualism become full conflagrations, and the slipstreaming momentum becomes too much to bare. Truly, this is Nether Darkness, and Vhorthax are leading the way downward with torch in hand.
The first torch has been lit HERE at Iron Bonehead's Soundcloud, with the new track "Stabat Mater."
The Greek Progressive / Alternative Metal band Mother of Millions are releasing a official video clip for the first single track "Collision", that is taken from the new concept album "Sigma" that will be released worldwide, via ViciSolum Records on November 3rd.
Check out the "Collision" video:
Mother Of Millions is a five piece progressive/alternative metal band from Athens, Greece, formed in 2008. The sound of Mother Of Millions can be described as equally massive as cinematic. An intense experimentation involving elaborate rhythms, folk aesthetics and progressive rock tunes.
In 2014 the band found itself ready, in terms of finding its own identity, to release its first, critically acclaimed, concept album "Human" (Turkey Vulture Records / Bungalo Records / Universal Music Group Distribution USA). Following the album's release, the band got busy, performing live, presenting, at most occasions, Human in its entirety. Along the way the band has played in many venues and shared the stage with established acts, such as Leprous, Septicflesh, Oceans of Slumber, Sleepmakeswaves and Paul Di'Anno. Most of their live performances have been featured in websites and magazines that cover the local scene.
During the last days of 2016, Mother Of Millions finished the recordings, mixing and mastering of "Human's" successor, their second concept album "Sigma". The band has already signed a deal with ViciSolum Records and is about to release "Sigma" on November 3rd, 2017.
Mother Of Millions are:
George Prokopiou (vocals)
Kostas Konstantinidis (guitars)
Panos Priftis (bass)
Makis Tsamkosoglou (keyboards, samples)
George Boukaouris (drums, percussions)
Slovakian black metal alchemists Malokarpatan premiere the new track "V okresném rybníku hastrman už po stárocá vycína (In the provincial pond, a water goblin has been raging for centuries)" at Decibel magazine's website. The track hails from the band's highly anticipated second album, Nordkarpatenland, which shall be fittingly released on Halloween on both sides of the Atlantic: Invictus Productions shall be handling the album's release in Europe, while The Ajna Offensive will be handling North America. Hear Malokarpatan's "V okresném rybníku hastrman už po stárocá vycína" in its entirety exclusively HERE.
Just last year, Invictus brought Malokarpatan's debut album, Stridžie dni, to worldwide attention. Although originally released in limited editions in late 2015, the album's bewitching charm soon entranced all who heard it; some even consider it a modern classic. With its filthy-yet-atmospheric sound half steeped in primitivism and half steeped in a strange, sincere desire to push black metal in weirder, more personal directions, Malokarpatan were proudly carrying on the spiritual legacy of vanguard Eastern Bloc bands like Root and Master's Hammer - but, of course, with their own idiosyncratic touch. But as mighty 'n' mesmerizing as Stridžie dni may be, the now-quintet take the listener to the hinterlands of the grotesque and glorious here across Nordkarpatenland.
Truly a trip to the darkest corners of Eastern European folklore, Nordkarpatenland suitably stretches itself across more and weirder sonic landscapes. Whereas Stridžie dni steeped itself in the grit and grime of rural life, from witchcraft to drunkenness, there's a more stately and ominous aspect to Nordkarpatenland that suggests a none-more-tweaked ambition on the part of Malokarpatan, as they push the extremes latent to their witching metal further and further, wilder and more wanderlusting.
Not for nothing did they record the album at the very same studio the mighty Master's Hammer recorded their infamous The Mass demo: exuding space and shade as well as iron-fisted force, Nordkarpatenland sees Malokarpatan matching form with content in a most masterful fashion. Simultaneously more direct and more refined than its no-less-powerful predecessor, Nordkarpatenland drinks even more deeply from the ancient well of Heavy Metal Wisdom, pushing forward a masterclass in timeless metal songcraft and epic storytelling alike whilst never losing the delirium-inducing iconoclasm the band made its foundation from day one.
No retro, no future, "on the surface" vs. "far below that surface," and once again pulled off without the least bit of self-consciousness or cloying insincerity: simply, Malokarpatan are just being, and Nordkarpatenland simply EXISTS. Except, this is a world like no other. How far and free will you roam in Nordkarpatenland?
The next entrance can be found HERE, courtesy of Decibel, North America's only monthly metal magazine. Previously-revealed entrances can be found HERE, courtesy of Bardo Methodology, as well as at Invictus' Soundcloud HERE.
2. V okresném rybníku hastrman už po stáročá vyčína
3. Ked starého Bartolína ze šenku na táčkach zvážali
4. Ked svetlonosi započnú v močariskách nazeleno svícit
5. Nedlho po púlnoci opacha sa doplazila z dzíry
6. V hustej hore na stračích nohách striga chalupu svoju ukrýva
7. Ked gazdovi upeleší sa v chyži nezdoba zmok
8. V rujnovej samote pocichu dumá lovecký zámek zvlčilého grófa
9. Na horárni ve folvarku šafári rohatý jáger
10. Ve starém mlyne čerti po nocách mariáš hrávajú
Metalcore quartet, Voids has released their second single titled, "Invidia", off the upcoming debut full-length, No Character : No Crown. The new record is set to release next Friday on October 13th, with pre-orders now available on all digital music retailers.
"We're happy to present the second single off of our debut full length 'No Character : No Crown', titled 'Invidia'. We all struggle throughout our lives, some are able to brush it off and keep moving while others are left in the dark waiting for a turn of events to take place," says vocalist, Chad Yockel. "I've never been one to get over things easily and I've always been envious of the ones who get over everything thrown at them like a flip of a switch. This song goes out to everyone struggling, whether you take longer than others or not, there's always a light at the end of the tunnel."
Pre-order No Character : No Crown and hear the new single below.
The core of Voids was originally formed in fall of 2012, as a band called From Far Away. As a group they have shared the stage with numerous national acts such as This Or The Apocalypse, I the Breather, Becoming the Archetype , Onward To Olympus, Fathoms, A Hero A Fake, One Year Later, When The Ocean Meets The Sky, and My Ticket Home. They have played in numerous states and multiple tours, debuting their EP, Recover | Repeat.
In addition to releasing three singles, building a local fan base, and signing to At Your Command Records; they decided to part ways with the name due to member changes and wanting a fresh start with a different outlook. Which lead them to announce the new name, Voids.
Formed in late 2015, Voids is a four-piece metalcore band from Hagerstown, Maryland. Our message as a band revolves around the addictions that affect the lives of many in a negative way. We want people to turn towards our music as a healthy way to cope with the problems they are having with their lives; rather than ones that can destroy someone's personal life and the ones around them...
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MetalSucks has premiered "The Reprisal Within," a new song from Stygian, the highly anticipated new album from Italian Death Metal / Deathcore stalwarts The Modern Age Slavery. Visit the link that follows and embrace the punishment.
Innerstrength Records will release Stygian on November 24. Pre-orders are available at:
Coming almost four years since the release of critically acclaimed 2013 release Requiem for Us All (Pavement), the level-jumping blast of intensity on the band's Innerstrength debut is the result of miles logged and the already dynamic songwriting honed to a fine point.
The band has released the following statement about the new album:
"With this new album we tried to make another step forward in the evolution of our sound: what you'll hear it's a quite obscure atmosphere delivering a sullen and evil experience, yet keeping the heaviness of the death metal matrix that marked our music in the previous albums. The lyrics are all inspired by a common theme, from which the name "Stygian" and the correlated artwork come from, discussing the questionable matter of the human evolution leading men to a slow but inevitable mutation into a being that lost his mind and compassion devoured by greediness and will to power. All the pieces of the puzzle are perfectly pondered to create an album made of passion, of anger, and real emotions. This is the The Modern Age's album!"
Formed in 2007, The Modern Age Slavery (TMAS) rapidly gained unanimous critical acclaim from the international press receiving the "Demo of the Month" award in Rock Hard Germany. The release of the debut album 'Damned to Blindness' via Napalm Records in 2008 delivered an aggressive sound made of grinding blast beats, merciless brutal vocals and slaughtering rapid fire double bass patterns.
Thanks to positive audience and press response, TMAS extensively toured around Europe both as headliners and as support act, like joining the "Evisceration Plague Tour" featuring Cannibal Corpse, Dying Fetus & Obscura and the "Doomsday X Tour" featuring Malevolent Creation and Vomitory. The band also appeared on shows with Fleshgod Apocalypse, Sepultura, Decapitated, Suicide Silence and many more.
The release of the second album Requiem For Us All via Pavement Entertainment in 2013 pushed their death metal war machine one step forward again, this time with a fierce mix of blazingly fast drumming, technical riffing, epic atmospheres, and crushing groove. Nominated best metal album of 2013 by Axl Rosenberg at metalsucks.net, it brought the band on tour again with bands as Gorgoroth, Vital Remains, Hypocrisy, plus many gigs on the national soil.
In the middle of 2016 there was a line-up change, one guitar player and the drummer were permanently substituted by already known names of the Italian underground metal scene. After some concerts testing the new members TMAS started writing material for the new album, yet never stopping the live activity as testified by the Ukrainian tour in February 2017 and the co-headlining gig with Ingested at Metalcon Festival in The Hague in May. Two months later eight songs were ready so the band entered the studio and finished all the recordings in July. The end of the year 2017 will see the return of the deathsters on the market with powerful, violent and intense riffing, and atmosphere
Spanish thrashers No Amnesty have just launched the first single from their upcoming debut album, Psychopathology, which is scheduled for international release on November 14th via Xtreem Music.
Formed back in 2012 in Sant Boi de Llobregat (Barcelona) with an average age of 15 and currently 20 - except new vocalist Albert (ex-Fuck Off), who is 30 - No Amnesty began to play their first local shows until, in April 2013, they recorded their debut EP, A New Order For Attack. In 2015, the band recruited Pol as new drummer, and in 2016, due to the departure of bassist & vocalist David, the band added Albert (vocals) and Mija (bass) to complete the line-up as a five-piece.
In early 2017, No Amnesty entered Ax Studios to record their debut album, Psychopathy, and in late summer of the same year got signed to Xtreem Music for the release of the album, a nine-song opus of intense, varied, fresh, and aggressive thrash metal that follows the steps of local masters like Crisix and Aggression.
That first single, "Time to Bleed," can be heard at Xtreem Music's official YouTube channel HERE as well as at the label's Soundcloud HERE.
German black metal cult Sacrilegious Rite premiere the new track "Nocturnal Blood Consecration" via NoCleanSinging.com. The track hails from the band's highly anticipated debut album, Summoned From Beyond, set for international release on November 13th via Dunkelheit Produktionen. Hear Sacrilegious Rite's "Nocturnal Blood Consecration" in its entirety exclusively HERE.
Although a seemingly brand-new name, Sacrilegious Rite's history stretches back to the '90s, when the band was formed following the breakup of Captis Damnare, who were active from 1999-2010. The remaining members Sumnor Amdis and E.I.-M. moved on to take a new path matching their interests and visions more than Captis Damnare ever did or could do. Their possibilities were limited, although there was inspiration, for sure. Infernal Beast, the drummer, left the band after a year. Throughout this timespan, some songs were recorded and a few gigs were played. This line-up recorded that songs that comprised the split releases with the German black metal legends Ungod and Bolivian cult Bestial Holocaust.
After Infernal Beast dropped out of the band, a lot of experiments with the line-up were undertaken - without any success. For a while, Sacrilegious Rite went on hiatus because E.I.M. lost interest in being a musician for a while and Sumnor Amdis went to work on his other projects. On the edge of disbanding, a new drummer was installed. Sitrom Rogir came at the right time, bringing just the right amount of passion and fanaticism to the table to get the band going again. Again, some concerts were played, and Angra Mainyu, former bassist of Captis Damnare, joined the band in the vacant position on bass. At last, the line-up was complete. The now-quartet eventually recorded the demo Black Curses of Death and the tracks for the split CD with Goatblood and Dethroned.
With their line-up solidified and a number of live gigs under their bullet-belts, Sacrilegious Rite hereby present their first full-length, aptly titled Summoned From Beyond. A work of both grimy physicality and mystical aura, Sacrilegious Rite fully embody the ancient spirit of black metal's yesteryears. By no means "retro"-minded nor completely against regressionism, the quartet conjure a pulsing bestiality cloaked in fog and sulphur, nodding as much to the early '90s Greek scene as they do South American wildness from the '80s. However, solid songwriting reigns supreme across Summoned From Beyond, and each of the eight central tracks (notwithstanding the mood-establishing intro and outro) patiently unfolds to envelop the listener in an orgy of vociferous violence and malignant majesty. Suitably, the recording balances robust rawness and lingering mystery alike, rivet-headed abandon and opaque splendour in equal measure. Further intensifying that orgiastic sensation, the album features a number of guest vocalists: Infernal Execrator's Lord Ashir on "Sacrilegious Rite," Adaestuo's Hekte Zaren on "Remains of the Deceased," and Bestial Holocaust's Sonia Sepulcral on "Strigoicia."
The past is alive, and it's been Summoned From Beyond by Sacrilegious Rite! Continue the summoning HERE, courtesy of NoCleanSinging.com. Begin the summoning with the previously-revealed track "Deathstalker" at Dunkelheit's Bandcamp HERE.
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