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.
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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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.
Black / Death dreadnoughts Vassafor premiere the new track "Illumination of the Sinister" vial NoCleanSinging.com. The track hails from the band's massively anticipated second album, Malediction, set for international release on October 13th via Iron Bonehead Productions for the vinyl LP and cassette tape formats; Debemur Morti Productions will be handling the CD version. Hear Vassafor's "Illumination of the Sinister" in its entirety exclusively HERE.
Vassafor should need no introduction. For the past decade and a half, since the band's reactivation with their Demo II in 2005, this New Zealand cult have patiently plied their idiosyncratic craft, pushing the boundaries of black and death metal ever further whilst driving deep into each's collective core. Although some will argue that they reached their apotheosis with 2012's debut album, Obsidian Complex - a true, two-disc double album - Vassafor played their most daring hand with respective split LPs with comrades Sinistrous Diabolus and Temple Nightside (both released by Iron Bonehead in 2014 and 2015, respectively). In miniature, these works amplified the simultaneously world-eating/ethereal textures that lay at the heart of the Vassafor aesthetic. Now, after an intense two years in the shadows, the band's grandest work is about to be revealed: Malediction.
Simply put, Malediction is a statement of intent. A purely Satanic album, in the band's eyes, and one which draws a line firmly in the sand, this is pure Southern Vassaforian Hell driven to the outer reaches of primitivism and transcendence. Here, Vassafor strip bare their most barbaric tendencies, down to their most unapologetic form, and build anew a temple of unimaginable might. The maw of chaos opens ever wide, beckoning the listener to submit and be devoured; meanwhile, tendrils of tension untether in a manner most ambient. If any of Vassafor's earlier work achieved a sense of vertigo - and it surely has - then Malediction is the band's most potent distillation/distortion of such yet. Across a time-evaporating/halting 50 minutes, each of the five tracks comprising Malediction work as mantra and spell simultaneously. Doom(ier) elements are largely traded for utter violence and virulence, which somehow makes the end result all the more stultifying and psychedelic in equal measure. Black Metal of Death: Southern Vassaforian HELL.
Armed with dreadnought decibels, Vassafor do the indoctrination - not the other way around. This is the Malediction you deserve. Continue the reckoning exclusively HERE, courtesy of NoCleanSinging.com. Begin the reckoning HERE at Iron Bonehead's Soundcloud with the aptly titled new track "Emergence (of an Unconquerable One)."
Modern Adoxography, the second album from brutally-demented Christchurch-based Blindfolded & Led To The Woods, is now less than three weeks from release alongside the band's performances supporting The Dillinger Escape Plan. Toilet Ov Hell is now hosting a premiere of the band's gnarled new single, "33440."
Offers Blindfolded & Led To The Woods on the new track, "'33440' is the most dynamic song on the album. Musically it's unlike anything we have ever done before, thus making it somewhat stand out. Lyrical introspection concerns control and interaction, metaphorically speaking of a reclusive blind serial killer who strangles his victims but struggles to deal with the fact nobody really cares they are dying."
Toilet Ov Hell provides with the song's public debut, "as filthy as this concoction may be, it's also expertly crafted on both a musical and technical level. It can go from a dense, sludgy feel to lightning speed in a measure or two, and the drums and guitars drip with primal malice. The distortion is laid on thick, matched in timbre by the vicious, throaty vocals and augmented by chunky bass. Recorded live without any digital assistance - no quantization, no click track, no amp modelling - it sounds absolutely fantastic. '33440' is no exception; it doubles down on the aforementioned sludge aspects, lurching forth at an ever-shifting pace and oozing slime from every orifice."
Unleash Blindfolded & Led To The Woods' "33440" at THIS LOCATION.
Blindfolded & Led To The Woods will independently release Modern Adoxography on CD and digital platforms on Friday, October 13th; see the band's brutalizing "Meth Tooth" video HERE and stream "Licking A Landmine" alongside pre-orders for the record HERE.
Modern Adoxography is set to see release in conjunction with Blindfolded & Led To The Woods' direct support slots for The Dillinger Escape Plan on the band's final New Zealand tour dates, playing Wellington on October 24th and Auckland on October 25th. The band will announce additional live performances in the months ahead, and will tour beyond their native continent in 2018.
Blindfolded & Led To The Woods w/ The Dillinger Escape Plan:
10/24/2017 San Francisco Bathhouse - Wellington, NZ [info]
10/25/2017 Kings Arms Tavern - Auckland, NZ [info]
Blindfolded & Led To The Woods recorded their sophomore album Modern Adoxography, the record manifesting everything audiences have come to love about the band, with ten relentless tracks in thirty-five minutes of crushing riffs, technical wizardry, and merciless vocals. While the band's musical foundation is built upon brutal death metal, elements of demented grindcore and bizarre sci-fi tones weave their way into the complex structures, resulting in an engaging and damaging listening experience. Modern Adoxography was produced by Joseph Veale and Blindfolded & Led To The Woods, the album recorded at Blue Barn Studios with James Goldsmith, mixed by Samuel K. Sproull, and mastered by Alan Douches at West West Side Music, completed with artwork and design by Syn Photography.
Swedish death metal band Throne Of Heresy have teamed up with Invisible Oranges to stream "Pax Mongolica". The track is taken from the band's upcoming concept album Decameron which will be released on November 3rd.
Listen to "Pax Mongolica" here: http://www.invisibleoranges.com/throne-of-heresy/
Pre-order Decameron here: https://thesignrecords.bandcamp.com/album/throne-of-heresy-decameron
Polish act Dom Zły release their new single off their self-titled debut EP. The title track is streaming now exclusively via Echoes & Dust. Dom Zły is out on 13 October 2017 through Unquiet Records.
Listen to “Dom Zły” now: http://echoesanddust.com/2017/09/exclusive-track-premiere-dom-zly/
Dom Zły was established in late Autumn of 2016 in Puławy, Poland. The inner need to express oneself about everyday realities surrounding us was the main reason for starting this project. The climate of the music is the result of the band members’ common fascination with alternative music and its broad horizons, inclined more towards the heavier or extreme side.
Dom Zły is the crust vision of a degenerated world, condemning the existing order.
The project consists of members of bands such as Kaldera, Hidden World, The Feral Trees, Weedcraft, Panacea and Words Mean Nothing.
October is coming!
After having released the highly anticipated details of Serenity's new album “Lionheart” including track listing, album artwork and release date it’s now time to present a first audio premiere of the album title track Lionheart! Today is the day: Get your ears on the worldwide exclusive audio video premiere HERE!
The band states:
"Lionheart - the title track of our upcoming album - is a fast, deep melodic metal song with a slightly celtic influence! it's about war, pain but also hope - and one of our favourite tracks! So let's fight like a lion!"
With a full grasp of stunning emotions and superior dramatic compositions these Austrian folks are world class, having won the prestigious Amadeus Austrian Music Award 2017. With the title of their sixth opus Serenity deliver a statement: Lionheart Heroic and heartfelt - it's almost impossible to not be carried away!
Lionheart was mixed and mastered by Jan Vacik at Dreamsound Studios. Gyula Havancsák at Hjules Design and Illustrations created the album artwork!
Don’t miss out on your exclusive Pre-Order HERE!
All digital pre-orders of Lionheart will include the title track as an instant download!
Meet Serenity on tour with their label mates in Delain this autumn as well as on an extensive headlining Tour with Visions Of Atlantis and Sleeping Romance all over Europe! All dates can be found listed below:
Serenity supporting Delain presents Danse Macabre Feat. Marco Hietala:
26.10.17 FR - Paris / Alhambra
27.10.17 CH - Pratteln / Z7
28.10.17 DE - Bochum / Zeche
29.10.17 DE - Munich / Backstage
31.10.17 NL - Utrecht / Tivoli
01.11.17 UK - London / KOKO
Symphonic Metal Nights Tour 2018
Presented by Sonic Seducer, Spark, Slam, Metal Talk, Lords Of Metal
Serenity /w special guests Visions Of Atlantis, Sleeping Romance, Secret Rule* & Evenmore**
09.02.2018 AT – Wörgl / Komma*
10.02.2018 DE – Kaiserslautern / Kammgarn*
12.02.2018 DE – Frankfurt / Nachtleben*
14.02.2018 UK – London / Underworld*
15.02.2018 BE – Vosselaar / Biebob*
16.02.2018 NL – Nijverdal / Cult Art Shop**
17.02.2018 NL – Haarlem / Patronaat**
18.02.2018 DE – Bochum / Matrix**
19.02.2018 DE – Berlin / Bi Nuu**
20.02.2018 DE – Nürnberg / Der Cult**
21.02.2018 CZ – Prag / Nova Chmelnice**
23.02.2018 DE – Glauchau / Alte Spinnerei**
24.02.2018 AT – Lenzing / Pfarrsaal**
MetalSucks is offering an exclusive early stream of "Early Cvlts," the title track to the second LP by Thessaloniki, Greece-based black metal trio, Natvre's, as the record nears release through Argento Records.
Combining mid-tempo, over-saturated riffs with feral blast beats and lacerating vocals, Natvre's create a hateful maelstrom of terror and controlled chaos that is impossible to forget. The Hellenic commandos now offer the torrential maelstrom of their second proper full-length, Early Cvlts, the album showcasing the band's terrorizing yet supremely infectious '90s-inspired blackened arts through eight methodical songs recorded at Stelth Sound Studiosand completed with artwork by Luca Devinu.
The band offers with the "Early Cvlts" advance stream, "This song is what Natvre's is all about. It's the song on the album that has the biggest punk influence and it's a sort of statement against the narcissism and pseudo avant-garde attitude that is quite popular in Black Metal today. It's a song about reality and self-liberation through following the path that leads to the depth."
With their debut of the new song, MetalSucks issues, "their music fucking rips. Part second wave black metal and part ferocious punk and hardcore, their second full-length album, Early Cvlts, is wholly menacing and fierce... It's dramatic and cinematic, both highly focused and slightly off the rails. In short: it's black metal the way black metal should be."
Hear "Early Cvlts" by Natvre's only through MetalSucks at THIS LOCATION.
The previously-issued "Death Of The Earth" is also streaming at Cvlt Nation HERE.
Argento Records will issue Natvre's Early Cvlts digitally and on black and limited coloured vinyl on October 27th; find pre-orders HERE.
Natvre's is one of the most destructive black metal units to ever come out of Greece. Formed in 2014, the outfit has been seen supporting the likes of Destroyer 666 and Kawir in their native country. The trio self-released their debut album, Wrath, in 2015; the record immediately sold-out, and was reissued in 2016 through Argento Records as the band was forging new material for its follow-up.
Stand by for additional audio samples and other band news to be issued in the bleak weeks ahead.
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