North Wales Metalcore Quintet Rosen Bridge have revealed details of their forthcoming sophomore EP ‘Dreamcatcher’. Set for self-release on 12th May, vocalist Antony Jones states: “It’s about overcoming obstacles and chasing what your goals are. The artwork represents the journeys that people can take within their own thoughts, without looking like a self-help book cover.” As an insight into the four tracker, the band are also streaming the title track here, with Jones explaining: “We decided to lead with Dreamcatcher as it’s the best representation of the EP as a whole. Lyrically, it focuses on making changes to your life and bettering yourself, whilst the music has pretty much all of the elements of the EP: heavy riffs, vocal hooks, solos and a breakdown for good measure.”
Rosen Bridge, completed by Eddie Edwards and Marcus Williams on Guitar, Rowan Jack on Drums and William Roberts on Bass duties, are named after a synonym for worm holes. As a somewhat tongue-in-cheek reference, they class themselves as ‘spiritually driven metal’, which ultimately boils down to wanting to spread a message of positivity, something often not found in heavy music. “Our music is heavily influenced by our experiences in battling mental health issues. We want to motivate people to talk to us and each other and share their own experiences. We want people to be inspired to move against their pain and be the best person that they can be. We have all had experiences with living through highs and lows and the music that has inspired us in these times is the music that motivates us to change for the better,” comments Jones.
For ‘Dreamcatcher’, the follow-up to debut ‘Entropy’, the band set out to create a record that would “make people feel great”. Laying down the release with John Mitchell at Outhouse Studios, the members slept in one van and commuted to the studio each day, ready to work hard. Thankfully they are pleased with the product: “The new release tries to focus more on keeping a consistent groove, with the soulful vocal hooks from the first EP. We still kept some more complex sections, but really wanted to develop our style to have a more varied sound with heavy and lighter moments. We hope that this material will yield more live 'sing-a-long' chorus moments mixed in with the big, heavy riffs as well.” If you like Issues, Volumes & Northlane, then we are positive Rosen Bridge are for you - and you should catch them on the road this May:
Rosen Bridge Live (more dates to be announced):
May 18th: AATMA, Manchester
May 20th: The Saddle, Chester
May 25th: The Bird’s Nest, Deptford
May 26th: The Harp Restrung, Folkestone
May 28th: 8 Bit, Swansea | May 29th: The Full Moon, Cardiff
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Icelandic black metal band Dynfari have teamed up with No Clean Singing to reveal "Sorgarefni segi eg þér", a new track from their forthcoming album The Four Doors of the Mind.
The track can be streamed here: http://www.nocleansinging.com/2017/03/13/an-ncs-premiere-dynfari-sorgarefni-segi-eg-ther/
The Four Days of the Mind will be released on April 14th via Code666 and can be pre-ordered here: http://www.auralwebstore.com/shop/index.php?controller=search&orderby=position&orderway=desc&search_query=the+four+doors+of+the+mind&submit_search=
Alternating between post-rock vibes and black metal atmospheres, the album explores fantasy writer Patrick Rothfuss' theory on the mind's abilities to cope with pain, by weaving it together with over 100 year old lamentations on human existence by early 20th century Icelandic existentialist poet Jóhann Sigurjónsson. The combination of the two writers' thoughts is embodied in the union of the drive of black metal with more traditional soundscapes of acoustic guitar, accordion, flute and bouzouki. Artwork by Metaztasis (Watain, Behemoth)
Black metal visionaries Medico Peste premiere the new track "Hallucinating Warmth and Bliss" at Decibel magazine's website. The track hails from the band's highly anticipated new mini-album, Herzogian Darkness, set for international release on March 30th via W.T.C. Productions. Hear Medico Peste's "Hallucinating Warmth and Bliss" in its entirety exclusively HERE.
Ever aptly titled, Herzogian Darkness is a shadowy plunge into strange, shape-shifting depths. It is recognizably black metal by sound and vision - and, more or less, by name - but the febrile sensations these mysterious Poles emit elude safe 'n' staid categorization. Not for nothing do Medico Peste here transform Bauhaus' classic "Stigmata Martyr" into one of their own, idiosyncratic creations.
Medico Peste's history goes back to the winter of 2010, when they formed in Krakow, Poland. A demo followed the next year before their debut album, א: Tremendum et Fascinatio, in 2012. There, Medico Peste portrayed a vision of black metal which incorporates dark and oppressive atmospheres, created through dysharmonic riffing, eerie vocals, and a taste for insanity and the macabre. And yet, the band's sound is always evolving, and while strongly rooted in traditional black metal, Medico Peste inject elements of non-metal genres into their music, vividly painted across their brand-new Herzogian Darkness. Four songs in 27 minutes, these grim, crazed rituals are the newest face to a mask that is cracked but always spinning sinister thoughts, leering with the knowingness that the future's wide open yet infinitely bleak - that a Herzogian Darkness is on the horizon.
Witness the next rumbling of that storm exclusively HERE, courtesy of Decibel, North America's only monthly metal magazine. The first rumblings can be witnessed with two haunting trailer videos, created by BFV / Inside Flesh, exclusively HERE and HERE at W.T.C. Productions' Youtube channel.
Argh! You need some body armour for this! Impiety drummer puts together one of the most vicious onslaughts this year under the name of The Furor. Toilet of Hell (US) does an excellent write-up for an excellent premiere HERE.
"insane riffage and earth-shattering drumming... too hot to handle" - TOILET OV HELL (US)
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The Furor from Australia prepares an explosive concoction of death, black and thrash metal and the result is scathing to say the least. Drumming phenomenon Dizazter is a part of Singaporean legends Impiety and not only does that have an influence over here, he's taking it to a different extreme. Mind-boggling drumming aside, his skills with guitars too are no less impressive and he has laid down all the songs for this album. Aided by Hellhound and The Grand Impaler, The Furor whip up a storm of biblical proportions. From start to finish, the album is absolutely unforgiving but it has its share of clever variations and deft tempo changes without derailing the entire momentum. 'Cavalries of the Occult' will go down as one of the most venomous albums of its time.
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Texas Death Metal Outfit Desecrate The Faith have partnered with Spain's Friedhof Magazine for the premiere of "Angel Eater," a track from forthcoming Comatose Music release Unholy Infestation. Experience the brutality at the following link:
Desecrate The Faith will release sophomore album Unholy Infestation March 3 on Comatose Music. Check out a promo video for new song "Shrine of Enmity" at this location.
Comatose Music has formed an unholy alliance with Texas born death metal monstrosity Desecrate The Faith. Rising from the infernal flames of Houston in 2012, they soon released their successful debut Disfigured Arrangement in 2014, then followed up with American and European tours. Now Desecrate The Faith has returned with their punishing sophomore full length Unholy Infestation. Complete with unrelenting blasphemies, bringing technical style riffs alongside merciless blast beats and putrid guttural vocals. With bestial tracks like "Malignant Divinity" and "Angel Eater," the band is unleashing a demonic entity that fans of all death metal can feast upon. Be on the lookout for this sacrilegious offering of godless brutality!
Polish extreme metal band Youdash have teamed up with No Clean Singing to stream "Force Guide" a track from their forthcoming album Astrophobia. While the band's sound is hard to categorize, a good comparison would be a cross between Mr. Bungle, Dillinger Escape Plan and Gorguts.
The site commented that "The entire experience is like jamming a live power line right into the bass of your neck and then dancing in a convulsive seizure. It’s a fiery death metal inferno that’s technically very impressive and flamboyantly exuberant in its conception and execution."
Stream "Force Guide" here: http://www.nocleansinging.com/2016/12/13/an-ncs-premiere-youdash-force-guide/
Pre-order Astrophobia here: https://deformeathing.bandcamp.com/album/astrophobia-dp-021cd
1. Astrophobia (Intro)
2. Celestial Phenomena
3. Hunting Among The Stars
5. Devouring Cell
6. Astral Anxiety
7. Force Guide
8. Strip Tease (Acid Drinkers cover, feat. Uappa Terror)
Matz - Bass
Buczek - Drums
Leń - Guitars
Ropa - Vocals
Swedish Black / Death Metal veterans Omnizide have released a new song from forthcoming album NekroRegime. Check out No Clean Singing's exclusive stream of "Deathwomb" at this location.
Omnizide will release their sophomore album NekroRegime December 16 on Carnal Records in Europe and Daemon Worship Productions in the U.S. Featuring vocals by Nox (CRAFT) and music written by Anders/AE (AVSKY), NekroRegime consists of nine tracks of pure War! Stream the title track at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GJvlIH6aTiQ
NekroRegime was recorded and mixed by Erik Hagelberg at DeathWomb Studio in the winter of 2015/2016. The album was mastered by Jona Kjellgren at Blacklounge Studio.
Catalonian Black / Death cult Insulters premiere the new track "Bastard Soldiers" at Decibel magazine's website. The track hails from the band's highly anticipated second album, Metal Still Means Danger, set for international release on January 1st, 2017 as a joint release between Unholy Prophecies and Equinox Discos. Hear Insulters' "Bastard Soldiers" exclusively HERE.
Aptly fucking titled, Metal Still Means Danger is a literal statement of intent from these rude 'n' crude Catalonian bastards. Unrepentantly ugly since the beginning (and to the bitter end, we'd wager), Insulters formed in 2008 with the apparent aim to defile and then destroy all in their path. A couple demos and a split came before they accomplished exactly that with their debut album, the also-aptly-titled We Are the Plague. Released in 2013 by Unholy Prophecies and Equinox Discos, We Are the Plague became something of a "sleeper hit" with those lucky few who heard it: Insulters offered a refreshingly ribald and gleefully gut-busting hybrid of Black / Thrash and old-school death metal, with a pinch of rock 'n' roll and even D-beat to be found.
Now, with the imminent release of Metal Still Means Danger, Insulters are set to eclipse that feat and truly lead a crusade worth fighting for. Right from the very first second, Metal Still Means Danger explodes with an evil sort of excitement, where devilish joy in dangerous deeds collides head on with deathly serious intent and execution. From there, the hits just keep on coming, one galloping right after another, headbanging and hell-raising all but guaranteed. After all, how could you NOT want to raid & pillage with a band whose members include Nuclear Cummer, Bourbon Devastator, Blasphemic Vomitor, and Skeleton Grinder? It may sound absurd and over-the-top on paper, but give the album one minute of your time and you'll be possessed! Indeed, Metal Still Means Danger exudes tangible, terrible DANGER at every turn, and equally breathes the essence of fucking METAL through every gnarled note. It might have a catchiness that's absolutely addicting and may even be a bit "fun" if you allow it to, but the record is a red-hot weapon whose churn 'n' spurn simply cannot be denied.
Putting the finishing touches on all this (fun) filth and fury is an absolutely devastating mix & mastering by Javi Felez at his Moontower Studios; he's the guitarist of Spain's cult Graveyard and Körgull the Exterminator, among others. Equally awesome is Metal Still Means Danger's packaging: the CD will be housed in a giant 7"-sized sleeve with four panels, with the CD itself completely black with an authentically vinyl look. A gatefold vinyl LP version will follow in January/February 2017. In the meantime, join Insulters in their crusade and sound off if you believe Metal Still Means Danger! The crusade continues HERE, courtesy of Decibel, North America's only monthly metal magazine. And the crusade began HERE with the revealing of the album's title track.
Since 2013, Unholy Prophecies has been supporting unholy metal exclusively. Across a wide variety of formats, be it vinyl or CD or cassette tape, Unholy Prophecies is committed to delivering pure filth and ugliness, the underground way. Insulters' Metal Still Means Danger is the label's 16th release to date. Cover and tracklisting are as follows:
British atmospheric black metal band Terra have teamed up with Terrorizer Magazine to stream their new song "Apotheosis". The track is taken from their forthcoming album Mors Secunda which will be released via Code666 on December 2nd 2016.
Stream "Apotheosis" here: http://www.terrorizer.com/news/listen-terras-new-song-apotheosis
Terra are an atmospheric black metal band from Cambridge, England, who have quickly left a lasting impression on the U.K. Black metal scene. Incorporating elements of Drone and Post-rock, Terra create a unique and intense form of obscure music with dark, brooding bass lines and terrific elemental drumming creating an experience that ebbs, flows, leaps and soars through a panoply of emotions, textures and moods.
Ukrainian Power Metal quintet Defiant have partnered with New Noise Magazine for the exclusive stream of "Funeral Feast," a song from forthcoming album Time Isn't Healing.
Stream it at: http://newnoisemagazine.com/song-premiere-defiant-funeral-feast/
They will release their sophomore full-length album Time Isn't Healing November 25 through Ferrrum Records. Pre-order here: http://ferrrum.tictail.com/product/defiant-time-isnt-healing-2016-cd
Since their formation in 2008, Defiant's mission has been to enthral fans with a brand of power metal that is as muscular as it is melodic. Defiant went on to release no less than three EPs and 2012's full-length debut Masquerade, collectively laying the groundwork for what can only be called its magnum opus: Time Isn't Healing. The crunching riffs and soaring leads of guitarist Andrey Turkovsky blend seamlessly with the epic, often breathtaking keyboard work of Victoria Terzieva, while Stanislav Proshkin's gritty yet tuneful vocals offer a captivating stamp of distinction. The clanging bass lines of Oleg Yakovlev and airtight drumming of Eugeniy Smolin form a robust rhythmic foundation.
But it's the quality and consistency of the songwriting that is perhaps most impressive about the new album. Whether the up-tempo power metal pummel of "Milestones of Time" or the mid-tempo elegance of "According to the Acts," Time Isn't Healing sinks the hooks in deep and keep the listener in a state of rapt attention from beginning to end.
Fans of Helloween, Rage, and similar icons of the genre are strongly encouraged to give this one a spin.
The album's title track is streaming at this location.
Album teaser video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rK-ZPgHNloI
Album artwork by Mayhem Design.
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