Carach Angren are premiering the third amazing track of their forthcoming new album, 'Dance and Laugh amongst the Rotten' in the shape of a stunning animated video with lyrics, which has been created by renowned Romanian artist, Costin Chioreanu.
The Dutch masters of horror metal will release 'Dance and Laugh amongst the Rotten' on June 16th.
The animated video for the song "Blood Queen" is now streaming via the Season of Mist video channel and may be freely spread at the link below.
Carach Angren comment:
"We are extremely proud to present you the horror that is 'Blood Queen'. This cruel and sad tale surrounding her fate that we have brought alive in an intense musical is now wrenching your gut through the incredibly imagery created by Costin Chioreanu. He has given our dark vision a more than fitting frame. This clip is more than just another 'lyric video' but an artistic merger of song and image. We are proud that our work of passion also led to Costin really outdoing himself once again."
In further news, Carach Angren have just been nominated in the "newcomer" category of the prestigious German Metal Hammer Awards for the 2017 edition. The ceremony will take place at the Kesselhaus in Berlin, Germany on September 15th.
More information can be found here: https://tinyurl.com/mkme8mj
Tickets are available at this link: www.metal-hammer.de/tickets
India's Japan-based band Bhaira unveils music video for "Baigan"; title track taken from debut album now out
Bhaira in their own words are "an up and coming band currently located in Tokyo, Japan". Their debut album entitled, "Baigan", [in their words] would definitely be a breath of fresh air in the metal world.
Ajay was more than happy to disclose Bhaira's past and current state:-
"Sanjay and I (Ajay) have been playing together for the last seven years under the name DarkEcho with many line up changes. However, in December 2015, both of us met the lead guitarist, Rustam through a contact who auditioned for the position of the bassist in our band. In the same month, the three of us found the bassist in Malcolm. Right after the four of us met, we decided to take a more solid image under the name, Bhaira. We have been playing in Tokyo, Japan for over one year, and the crowd has been amazing. The metal scene is fairly strong, just trailing the United States and the United Kingdom. However, anything that is "kawaii" spreads like wildfire, overpowering the metal scene."
Bhaira just recently released the title track from their debut album on the 28th of April. You can check it out below:-
The music video was produced by SET Japan. The video was directed by Keivan Salehpour and Alexis Wuillame. The crew excluding the directors consists of Tom Slemmons, and Andy Tyrrell.
The question of how they came up with the music video idea is quite a simple one at the very core, but overarching that is a personal message as Ajay goes on to explain:-
"The word "Baigan" means 'egg plant', but it is slang for something that is messed up or absolutely repulsive in Hyderabadi Hindi (a dialect of Hindi from Hyderabad, India, where Sanjay and I are from). The inspiration for this song / music video comes directly from situations that occurred in my life, that imprisoned me till Bhaira came to my rescue. The four phases that are shown in the video depict the major factors that led me astray, drove me away from playing my instrument, forced me to give up on my dreams and almost making "a slave of my own grave"."
This sense of emotional disarray reflects in the band's music and despite not knowing what to call their music or indeed genre-tag it, Bhaira could probably fall into the Post-Metal category... ultimately whoever listens to them will decide what to call them. As for Ajay, he insinuates that Bhaira are not fussed about the whole genre-tagging thing... a question GMA posed to them.
"This is something that we have never found the answer for ourselves. That being said, we do strive for the heavy sound and intense energy, conveying the emotions and telling stories effortlessly to the listeners. Our major inspirations have been Metallica (obviously), Slipknot, Stromae, System Of A Down, and Hans Zimmer. "
And what about the band name after all, what does it mean and where did that come from? Ajay admits that:-
"As far as the meaning of the word goes, we don't think it has any (if at all there is any, we do not intend to associate with it). When we decided to evolve towards a solid image, we wanted to have a name which is powerful, easy to chant, easy to pronounce, easy to remember, different and most importantly we wanted to personify the band by giving it a human-like name.
It was me Ajay who chose the name, and it was immediately loved and accepted by the whole band. "
Nuclear Oath is a five-member groovy, heavy, sludgy, intense, and interactive metal wrecking crew from Medicine Hat, Alberta. Influenced by such bands as Pantera, Slipknot, Sylosis, Lamb of God, and Avenged Sevenfold, they will be releasing their new album ‘Toxic Playground’ on June 9, 2017 to follow their debut EP 'Ashes of the Unborn'. The forthcoming album will take the listeners on a journey inspired by the band's personal experience and struggles combined with intense energy. They hope each individual who listens takes something different from the band.
"We feel it is an aggressive album from start-to-finish, which generates different emotions as the album progresses.” says the band.
Teaming up with TheGauntlet.com, Nuclear Oath premiere the second cut and the album's title track 'Toxic Playground'.
Bassist Nathanael Bohnet comments:
“This is the title track off the album and also the last song we wrote for the album. We wanted to aim to make the track as hard hitting as possible with it still maintaining a strong structure. Overall, we feel this song properly captures the feel of the entire album, musically and lyrically.”
Check out 'Toxic Playground' at the following link: http://thegauntlet.com/article/32806/THE-GAUNTLET-PREMIEREs-NUCLEAR-OATH-2nd-Single-TOXIC-PLAYGROUND-
Album pre-order available at https://nuclearoath.bandcamp.com/album/toxic-playground
Russian black metallers Khashm have premiereed the new track "Obsidian Keys" at Decibel magazine's website. The track hails from the band's highly anticipated fourth album, Asmodeus Rising, set for international release on May 26th via Iron Bonehead Productions on vinyl LP format with bonus 7" EP. Hear Khashm's "Obsidian Keys" in its entirety exclusively HERE.
One of black metal's best-kept secrets, Khashm belong to the inner circle of Russia's True Ingrian Black Metal Death. As such, the sound they've patiently crafted for nearly a decade bears a tangibly gnarly physicality contrasted by an almost-levitational aspect: truly, an alchemical melding of aggression and atmosphere.
Asmodeus Rising is arguably Khashm's most complete and engrossing work yet. At five songs on the main LP and a bonus 7" featuring two new bonus tracks, the near-50 minutes comprising Asmodeus Rising exhibit a haunting spirit that's at once wholly modern and authentically ancient. Traces of the most orthodox black metal both past and present are taken and twisted into garish 'n' grimy shapes, and often buttressed by medieval organ. The production is full and filthy, never sacrificing the sanguine in its search for cobwebbed clarity. Khashm even exhibit the sonic nous to tackle fully fledged dark ambient for the main LP's climactic, catacombed end. Asmodeus Rising, indeed...
Continue to rise with the track "Obsidian Keys" exclusively HERE, courtesy of Decibel, North America's only monthly metal magazine. Begin that rise with the track "The Hidden One" at Iron Bonehead's Soundcloud HERE.
Japanese Thrash Metal / Crossover band Beyond Description posted on-line, in streaming on YouTube, the new song 'Castle'. It was taken from their 5th full-length album called "The Robotized World", out via Punishment 18 Records.
The Desire is the first single extract from the forthcoming album Insights by Distant Landscape. It’s a beautiful, melodic, sweeping track full of discordant guitar, layered vocals and simple harmony. The ever-moving images within the video represent distorted memories and the rushing of time. While outside everything changes, inside “The desire is still the same”.
Insights | Released worldwide via Sliptrick Records on May 23rd
Band links: Facebook | Youtube
Greek black / death metallers Prometheus have just premiered a new song titled "The Disgusting Tongues".
The new single, which is the opening track of the band's upcoming debut album "Consumed In Flames", is available below or at this location: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sb77OV2mKkQ
"Consumed In Flames will be released on April 28th via Katoptron IX Records.
In anticipation of the release of their debut album, San Francisco-based black/death metal punks Succumb have premiered another brooding and punishing song off of the record, titled “Seedling,” which is streaming now courtesy of Terrorizer.
Due out May 5th, Succumb was recorded by bay area luminary Jack Shirley (Deafheaven, Botanist, Oathbreaker, etc.) and features seven tracks influenced by Canadian death metal, war metal, and 1990's Napalm Death. The band plumbs the depths of modern death metal with primitive elegance, but what sets Succumb apart from their peers is vocalist Cheri Musrasrik; the juxtaposition of death metal riffing and propulsive drums with her cavernous howl and sophisticated lyrics make for a unique listening experience. Musrasrik sites authors and poets like Yeats, Jean Genet and Emile Zola as her primary lyrical influences, and throughout Succumb she tackles themes such as human experimentation and dystopias with a literary flair.
"Progressus In Idem" is the new single from Thessaloniki, Greece-based alternative / progressive metal act, Until Rain, the song hailing from the band's third album, Inure, which is approaching release through Sensory Records. The new track has been issued through an exclusive premiere at PureGrainAudio.
Offers the band with the premiere, "We couldn't be more excited to release another song from our soon-to-be-released album, Inure. It's the opener, it's heavy and we can't wait to play it live for you. See you on the road!"
Stream Until Rain's "Progressus In Idem" at PureGrainAudio at THIS LOCATION.
Sensory Records will release Inure in Europe on April 28th and in the US on May 12th. The album is available for digital pre-order at iTunes HERE, and Spotify HERE. CD pre-orders are posted at Amazon HERE.
Until Rain has booked two European tours tied directly into the release of Inure. First up is a split co-headlining tour with Sensory label mates Wolverine and Oddland, with shows in the UK, France, Netherlands, Germany, Denmark, and Sweden from April 26th through May 6th. Directly behind the trek, UNTIL RAIN will co-headline with Poem through the Balkan countries May 11th through 14th, with shows in Bulgaria, Romania, Serbia, and the final gig in their native Greece.
4/26/2017 The Bodega - Nottingham, UK w/ Wolverine, Oddland
4/27/2017 Garage Highbury - London, UK w/ Wolverine, Oddland
4/28/2017 La Boule Noure - Paris, FR w/ Wolverine, Oddland
4/29/2017 Boerderij - Zoetermeer, NL w/ Wolverine, Oddland
4/30/2017 W2 - Hertogenbosch, NL w/ Wolverine, Oddland
5/02/2017 TBA w/ Wolverine, Oddland
5/03/2017 Musik & Frieden - Berlin, DE w/ Wolverine, Oddland
5/04/2017 Beta2300 - Copenhagen, DK w/ Wolverine, Oddland
5/05/2017 Frölunda Kulturhus - Gothenburg, SE w/ Wolverine, Oddland
5/06/2017 Bowlan - Östhammar, SE w/ Wolverine, Oddland
5/11/2017 Live & Loud - Sofia, BU w/ Poem
5/12/2017 Silverchurch - Bucharest, RO w/ Poem
5/13/2017 Elektropionir - Belgrade, SB w/ Poem
5/14/2017 8Ball - Thessaloniki, GR w/ Poem
Spanish Heavy Metallers Vhäldemar are about to release a limited digipak EP containing three songs from their upcoming 5th album "Against All Kings" to be released next October through Fighter Records.Entitled "Old King's Visions", this new EP is an appetizer directed only to the most diehard fans of the band. Only 600 copies were made & contain 5 songs, this is destined to be a collector's item in no time!
Vhäldemar is currently working on a video-clip of the song "1366 (Old King's Visions Part V)" which is expected by the end of April, just a few days before the release of this EP, scheduled for May 4th and whose presentation will happen at Bilborock in Bilbao on 12th of May. All this will preceded by the re-issue of their two first albums "Fight to the End + I Made my Own Hell" on a 2-CD, also through Fighter Records, on 21st of April.
1. 1366 (Old King´s Visions Part V)
2. I Will Stand Forever
4. Howling at the Moon
5. Gorgar (Helloween cover)
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