Canadian black metal band Finnr's Cane have released their new song "Willow" via Toilet ov Hell. The song is taken from their upcoming album Elegy which will be released via Prophecy Productions this July.
The site commented:-
"With a doomy approach to atmospheric black metal, the trio shows a few of their many sides in these short five minutes. It highlights the soft tremolo, cello that occasionally pops its head up from laying the foundation to lead, and of course, a dark and moody tone. After a great long intro, the vocals kick in low in the mix with a blackened folk riff over the top."
The band further commented:-
"“Willow” was one of the first songs that was composed for Elegy. The majority of the track is instrumental, however clean and harsh vocals make an appearance in the final movement. The lyrics were written to reflect the juxtaposition of sadness and joy that one feels when they are seemingly the only person that is awake in the early hours of the morning. These quiet hours, and the slow sway of willow branches under dim light, were the primary sources of inspiration for this song.""
Listen to the song here: http://www.toiletovhell.com/premiere-finnrs-cane-willow/
Pre-order the album here: https://prophecy.lnk.to/finnrs-cane-elegy
Russian progressive death metal band Skyglow released a single 'Sacred Self-Deceit'. The track is taken from their upcoming debut album 'Thousand Years of Terror' which is released by Inverse Records (digitally) & Grotesque Sounds (CD) on June 30th 2018.
Watch the video: https://youtu.be/H-FIvnCaXYY
The band currently consists of just two members: Alexander Mokin (author, vocalist) and Sergey Stepanenko (guitarist). They make studio music and do not perform live. The best part of their music is its insane composition, original complex riffs and its aggressive and chaotic yet sentimental atmosphere.
"Recently we finished our debut album named Thousand Years of Terror. It is dedicated to the problems of totalitarian states, inspired by the political situation in Russia."
Listen to the single on:
Vocals by Alexander Mokin
Guitars, bass by Sergey Stepanenko
Drums by Dmitriy Kim
Portuguese black metal titans Black Howling premiere the new track "Celestial Syntropy" at Decibel magazine's website. The track hails from the band's highly anticipated sixth album, Return of Primordial Stillness, set for international release on July 27th via Signal Rex. Hear Black Howling's "Celestial Syntropy" in its entirety exclusively HERE.
One of the oldest and most prolific bands in the Portuguese black metal underground, Black Howling have built up a staggering body of work of unparalleled anguish and misery. By no means strictly "depressive suicidal black metal," the duo's aesthetic often runs parallel to DSBM but fortunately evades all the usual cliches of such. More importantly, Black Howling's commitment to an unapologetically raw sound-field yet suffusing that misery 'n' anguish with a remarkably accomplished melodicism has largely shaped the modern Portuguese black metal paradigm that has received so much international fervour in recent years.
Now, after three years of silence, Black Howling return with Return of Primordial Stillness, a compact-yet-massive distillation of their enduring aesthetic. Comprising four tracks in an epic 40 minutes, Return of Primordial Stillness indeed sounds primordial and indeed invokes a crypt-like stillness, but there's so much more going on here. The record is bookended by two mostly instrumental tracks, with the two central compositions - "Celestial Syntropy" and "Celestial Entropy," which are 14 minutes and 16 minutes, respectively - canvassing a wide sonic landscape, howling and desperate and yet strangely triumphant and even perversely soothing, such is their catharsis sought. However, this is all BLACK METAL through and through, undiluted and uncompromising; it's just that Black Howling possess a profound understanding of it and are thusly able to shape it in dazzling(ly malodorous) ways. Simply put, if you aren't mesmerized by the conjuring's contained within, then perhaps black metal isn't for you...
Though their output has slowed in recent years, each Black Howling recording is a stained treasure unto itself. When their next recording shall reveal itself, no one knows but then, but hereby witness their Return of Primordial Stillness. In the meantime, hear the massive 14-minute "Celestial Syntropy" in its entirety exclusively HERE, courtesy of Decibel, North America's only monthly metal magazine. Pre-order info can be found HERE.
Spanish Death / Grind crew Nasty Surgeons reveal a video clip as the second advance single for their upcoming release. Infectious Stench, which will see the light on July 5th through Xtreem Music. Entitled "The Lobotomist," you can watch the blood-soaked video HERE.
Having released their debut album, Exhumation Requiem, in January 2017 with a very good acceptance in the gore, grind, and death metal scene, Nasty Surgeons are back with a new album including 11 songs that will for sure appeal to any fan of bands like old Carcass, Necrony, Exhumed, The County Medical Examiners, and General Surgery.
Release date for Infectious Stench will be July 5th through Xtreem Music on CD format. Watch the brand-new video for "The Lobotomist" HERE at Xtreem Music's official YouTube channel. The previously revealed first single "The Carcass" can be heard both HERE, also at Xtreem's official YouTube channel, and at the label's Soundcloud HERE.
French death metal upstarts Atavisma premiere the new track "Invocation of Archaic Deities" at heavily trafficked web-portal NoCleanSinging.com. The track hails from the band's highly anticipated debut album , The Chthonic Rituals, set for international release on July 23rd via Memento Mori. Hear Atavisma's "Invocation of Archaic Deities" in its entirety exclusively HERE.
Hailing from the new breed of exquisite French death metal darkness, Atavisma formed in late 2013 and promptly set to work perfecting their assiduously doomed-out craft. Founders G. (guitar) and L. (vocals) wanted to create a band devoted to old-school death metal, and with the addition of C. (drums) and W. (bass) shortly thereafter, the quartet's compositions progressively shifted towards a death-doom approach with a penchant for lyrics that mainly deal with the relationship between man and nature, ancient cultures and spirituality. Wisely prizing quality over quantity, Atavisma's sparse discography comprises a debut single in 2014 and a four-song demo that same year, a split 7" with Maur in 2015, and a two-song 7" last year on the esteemed Blood Harvest. During all this, the band took their craft to the stage alongside such bands as Archgoat, Merrimack, Inferno, Ritualization, Ataraxie, Mercyless, and Mourning Dawn, and as recently as February/March 2017, they embarked on their first French tour and supported Blood Incantation and Cruciamentum during their European tour.
With their chops finely honed in the studio and on the live front, at last comes the time for Atavisma's momentous debut album: The Chthonic Rituals. The album's title not-so-subtly serves as a clarion call for the quartet's aesthetic to date, and where that aesthetic can fully go when given a long-form format. Ridiculously filthy and yet exuding a startling sense of clarity, Atavisma here conjure a forever-roiling, fatally-swirling whirlpool of murk and total 'n' utter DARKNESS. Riffs are doled out like sick 'n' slithering creatures that soon overtake their master, devouring both body and soul with salacious delight. Thus armed, compositions take on obscene forms, utilizing both über-heavy hooks and labyrinthine detours, hackle-raising tension and hypnotic quasi-melodicism, winding the listener down caverns most foul, warping any sense of sanity. And although the band's attack has gotten progressively doomier, there's never a moment of inertia; all is forward momentum, and it all leads toward an abyss with literally no end. The 11-minute closer says everything in its title: "A Subterranean Life."
As with all Memento Mori releases, totality is reached in both cover art (courtesy of E. Muskie), mixing by Johan Bijaoui at Mannaz Records, and mastering, by the elite Javier Felez at Moontower Studios. Maniacs of Incantation, Cianide, Grave, Disma, Winter, Funebre, Encoffination, and classic Convulse, hereby meet your new masters: Atavisma! Let The Chthonic Rituals begin...
The next ritual can be found exclusively HERE, courtesy of NoCleanSinging.com, with the new track "Invocation of Archaic Deities." The first ritual can be found HERE at Memento Mori's official YouTube channel, with the previously revealed "Sacrifice Unto Babalon."
Japan's Crossfaith release new single 'The Perfect Nightmare'; UK headline dates in October announced
Osaka's Crossfaith have today released 'The Perfect Nightmare', the first taste of their forthcoming fifth album. Speaking of the track, singer Ken says:- "Welcome to The Perfect Nightmare! You will all be hearing more music from us very soon, but we wanted to start telling our next story with this raging tune. We will see you all soon!”
Watch / listen here:- https://unfd.lnk.to/ThePerfectNightmare
He's not wrong either, the Japanese quintet bring their must-see live show to UK and European venues in September and October.
World Tour - UK & Irish dates:
13: BRISTOL Marble Factory
15: GLASGOW The Garage
16: NOTTINGHAM Rock City
17: MANCHESTER Academy 2
19: LONDON Electric Ballroom
20: SHEFFIELD Festivile
21: DUBLIN Academy
An album announcement will follow shortly.
Helsinki based melodic death metal band Dead Shape Figure has releases a new single ”Bolt Of Chaos And Creation” from their upcoming full length album ”Cacoëthes” to be released on June 8th 2018.
Listen the single:
Vocalist Galzi background the single release: ”Bolt Of Chaos And Creation is lyrically one of the most important tracks on ’Cacoëthes’. Retorically asking and questioning the meaning of actions, causes and punishments and how they affect on the behaviour of individual people.”
”When I was composing the riffs to ’Bolt Of Chaos And Creation’ it started to seem that this is going to be something more ceremonial. Something that bows towards life but is yet straight forward. We had to test this out on our live set long before the album was going to be released. And it truly seems that the song become flesh when played live. I have never been afraid of our compositions. Not before this.” Composer and guitar player of Dead Shape Figure Juhani describes.
Bury Tomorrow have today released 'Knife Of Gold', an instant-grat track for all of those who have pre-ordered the band's forthcoming fifth album (and first for Music For Nations / Sony Music), ‘Black Flame’, out on July 13th. Fans who had already ‘Claimed Their Flame’ via http://www.bury-tomorrow.com, saw their flames turn gold this week in the run up to the tracks release.
Watch it here:- www.youtube.com/watch?v=2I7vBTsa5vo
By whatever measure you care to use, Bury Tomorrow are among modern British metal’s upper echelon.
Long since established as one of the UK’s most successful heavy exports, the Hampshire quintet have performed on main stages at virtually every major European festival you care to name, racked up millions of YouTube views, scored two top 40 UK albums and sold tens of thousands of tickets to their incendiary live shows in the process. Shows which combine a passion, precision and uncompromising aggression that has become both a trademark and a badge of honour.
That they have achieved all of this, and much more besides, not by following trends or jumping from bandwagon to bandwagon, but by sharpening to a diamond-cut point their brand of punishing, yet effortlessly melodic heaviness, speaks of a character that few bands of any genre could hope to match.
Indeed, it is this character, this unwavering spirit, that has earned them one of the most rabidly dedicated, dye-in-the-wool fan bases in the whole of rock music. A fan base which has seen the band grow steadily across four pulverising records of unerring quality and ever-expanding ambition.
But something is about to change for Bury Tomorrow – the embers of steady growth are about to ignite into something much, much larger. The band pouring petrol on the blaze and starting an out and out inferno. ‘Black Flame’ is here, and it’s a record, and a movement, that’s going to spread like wildfire.
Pre-orders are available now at: www.smarturl.it/BT_BlackFlame
Italian Thrashers Kinetik unveil the meanings behind the two songs 'Fallout' and 'Eymerich'; taken from new album
"Critical Fallout", the latest album from Italian thrasher metallers Kinetik, was released last week by Italian label Punishment 18 Records. The effort in studio was mastered at “Tower Studio” by talented Brett Caldas-Lima (Ayreon, To-Mera, Forest Stream, Akphaezya). About the tracks, ‘Fallout’ is inspired by the homonymous video game saga; ‘Eymerich’ is dedicated to the Italian writer Valerio Evangelisti and his 'Eymerich' saga.
Lizzies announces new album "On Thin Ice" and releases first single "Final Sentence"
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Lizzies are back! Today the band releases their new single 'Final Sentence' and announces their new album 'On Thin Ice'. The album is set for release on The Sign Records the 5th of October.
Lizzies are playing Muskelrock Festival in Sweden this week and will return to the roads up on the album release. 'On Thin Ice’ is the second album from Madrid band Lizzies. The eleven track long album is sharper, tighter and filled with some of the strongest hooks and choruses of the year. The album follows the bands applauded debut, 'Good Luck’, that made it to an impressive #16 in the Spanish Charts. The album is produced by Ola Ersfjord (Tribulation, Primordial, Night, Honeymoon Disease) and mastered by Magnus Lindberg. The entire recording got an 80´s vibe over it and hit songs as ’No Law City’, ’Talk Shit And Get Hit’ and ’Rosa Maria’ would have been immortalized today if released 40 years ago.
Lizzies are a four piece heavy metal act from Madrid, Spain. Their impressive riffing, and most specially their strength and power onstage, helped the band build an outstanding reputation that took them to play in Germany (Metalheadz Open Air & Headbangers Open Air), Sweden (Muskelrock) and England (Live Evil) and also to become one of the most promising bands of the underground scene in Europe. Lizzies are heading out on a European tour up on the release of ’On Thin Ice’.
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