Dying Victims Productions announces April 23rd as the international release date for the highly anticipated fourth album of Slovenia's Vigilance, Enter the Endless Abyss.
Born from the cavernous depths of Adelsberg, Slovenia, Vigilance have been unleashing their own brand of heavy metal since Walpurgisnacht 2010. Inspired both by the harmonic arts of the original NWOBHM wave and the sepulchral elements of the first wave of black metal, Vigilance possess a unique crossover appeal to fans of early Iron Maiden and Mercyful Fate, but will also hook in anyone who's into Bathory, Venom, and everything else with a goat on the cover artwork.
Over the years, Vigilance released numerous demos, an EP, and three increasingly well-received albums, firmly fortifying their place in the European underground. No strangers on the live front, they've shared the stage with many bands such as Raven, Archgoat, and Grave Desecrator across the whole of Europe, frequently playing in Germany, Belgium, and Austria. Of the many gigs played, Vigilance have made appearances at such cult festivals as Heavy Sound Festival (Belgium), Raging Death Date (Germany), Old Grave Festival (Romania), a 10-day tour across Europe with Körgull the Exterminator and Wildhunt, and an appearance at the esteemed Party.San Open Air festival in 2017.
With all that experience under the bulletbelts, Vigilance are poised to make their grandest strike yet with Enter the Endless Abyss. Aptly titled, Enter the Endless Abyss is indeed a dark and dynamic plunge into the beyond, but galloping gloriously with the eternal luminescence of HEAVY METAL might! Here, Vigilance make their boldest strides forward in songwriting, expertly working with light and shade to create immediately memorable and yet simultaneously mysterious anthems, epic yet judiciously compact sonic storytelling where head/fistbanging takes center stage and full ensemble playing colors each of those eight tales with finesse and fire. Throughout it all, the dual-guitar work dazzles - truly, intensely DAZZLES - and the lithe, contrapuntal rhythm section supports with equally important panache.
Or, simply put, Enter the Endless Abyss is the new, Now sound of blackened epic metal...either way, Vigilance have at last arrived as conquering kings! Hear the first march with a special promo video for the new track "Stormblade" HERE at Dying Victims' official YouTube channel.
Slovenia’s legendary Noctiferia are busy in the studio recording their new album “Reforma – Tribute to Laibach”! Today the band unveils the second guest on the album, being (Norway's) SHINING sax player Jørgen Munkeby, read below:
"We are extremely thrilled to let you all know that Jørgen Munkeby of Shining is joining David Vincent as part of Reforma (tribute to Laibach) project! Jørgen has recorded sax for song titled "Nova akropola" and it is sick! More to come soon!"
As previously announced, Noctiferia, revealed that all the vocals for the song “Now You Will Pay” are recorded by Vltimas' David Vincent (ex Morbid Angel):
"It was never a secret that we are fond of Laibach, their avant-garde approach to musical and visual art and now we feel it’s the right time for us to pay homage to this artisticly unique and provocative act. Since we are also fans of early Morbid Angel (their collaboration with Laibach in the past is well-known) we invited non other than mr. David Vincent himself to record all the vocals for the song “Now You Will Pay” and the result is simply mind-blowing!"
More info will be revealed soon.
Ljubljana’s underground legends Noctiferia, since the beginning (1997) have been spreading their unique style of the Slovenian Extreme Metal Movement. Few could predict what the band and its members would mean for the whole scene in the years to come. Today, just as it sometimes seems that the artists have drained all genres of originality and that all the new musical styles have already been discovered, here comes Noctiferia, bringing something fresh, a style that is uniquely theirs.
Watch “The Falsifier” Official Video: https://youtu.be/CSJ-dpHvLk8
Edged Circle Productions has set April 5th as the international release date for Teleport's The Expansion on CD format. Originally released on cassette tape during the autumn of 2018 but selling out extremely quickly, The Expansion so impressed Edged Circle that the label simply HAD to release the record on a wider scale - and later this year, will release Teleport's highly anticipated debut album!
One of the most singular bands orbiting the death metal underground in the past decade, Teleport formed in 2010 in Ljubljana, Slovenia and promptly set course for a prodigious schedule of self-released demos, each one perfecting their slithering, shapeshifting sound. Undoubtedly inspired by Gorguts, Voivod, and Australia's Stargazer and yet finding contemporaries in Blood Incantation and Sacriphyx, Teleport truly hit their stride with last year's The Expansion. As aptly titled as the band's moniker, The Expansion weaves a winding, oft-bewildering path across its three-track/21-minute runtime. Sulfurous to the very end, one could pin tags like "prog" or "tech" or simply "that's crazy, man!" onto Teleport's style of death metal, but within their attacking angularity exist actual hooks - malformed and mesmerizing, of course, but hooks to hold onto as you sink deeper into their maelstrom...
And now, under the aegis of Edged Circle, that maelstrom will open wider and devour more listeners whole with Teleport's imminent debut album for the label. In the meantime, prepare for The Expansion and get your mind blown!
A full HD stream of The Expansion can be heard HERE. Preorder info for the new Edged Circle edition can be found HERE.
Slovenian priestesses of doom Mist have released a new song "Disembody Me" from their anticipated debut album "Free Me Of The Sun", which will be released on June 1st, 2018, via Soulseller Records.
Mist - Disembody Me: https://youtu.be/jz7B3sUUAT4
After a demo and 2 EP's, this year, Mist will release ten brand new songs on their first full-length album titled "Free Me Of The Sun". Staying true to their traditional doom roots the band builds upon strong riffs with bright female vocals and epic guitar solos. The album was recorded in Studio Ork, produced and mixed by Benjamin Kic and mastered by Patrick W. Engel (Candlemass, Pentagram, Darkthrone, Exodus) from Temple Of Disharmony. With this release Mist are starting a new chapter on their path in the depths of doom.
The 'Releases Of The Year' series are albums chosen by myself as the best release from each country / dependency known to have an official release in the year 2017. These are alphabetized in country order so are easy to navigate. Each award has national flag featured alongside the band name, Release Of The Year' and Facebook link (where provided)
Russia's leading and finest pagan metal band Arkona, who are set to release their brand new album Khram on January 19th 2018 with Napalm Records, have just unveiled a first teaser and exclusive album preview! Get your ears on this first sneak peak, featuring all tracks from Arkona's upcoming album right HERE!
A Khram, the Russian word for temple, is shrouded in natural mysticism slumbering behind nocturnal treetops, yet open to everyone. The sincerity and depth that binds all five band members together resonates in the sumptuously dark cover artwork and front-lady Masha`s lyrics, that are written in her own blood (which is also part of the artwork)! Arkona may have used sound samples in their early days, but nowadays cellos, brass parts, wind instruments and throat singing are recorded live meticulously and flow naturally into the band's harsh metal tunes: King-sized songs effortlessly shift from blackened pagan metal masterpieces to epic tracks with crystal-clear melodies and piano infusions. So better mark your calendars for January 19th 2018, as Arkona’s Khram is an exuberant and demanding affair that defies genre boundaries with untameable spirit!
Coming as CD Digi Pack, Digital Download and LP Gatefold editions, Khram is now available to pre-order HERE!
In support of their upcoming album, Arkona will be heavily touring in early 2018, including an extensive European tour with Korpiklaani, Heidevolk, Trollfest & many more!
Make sure to catch Arkona live and on the following dates:
01.02.2018 - SI - Winter Days of Metal Festival
02.02.2018 - HR - Zagreb / Boogaloo
03.02.2018 - RS - Novi Sad / SKC Fabrika
04.02.2018 - RO - Cluj Napoca / From Space
08.02.2018 - GR - Athens / Kytarro Live
09.02.2018 - GR - Thesalonniki / Eightball
10.02.2018 - BG - Sofia / Mixtape 5
11.02.2018 - RO - Bucharest / Fabrica
24.03.2018 - RU - Moscow / RED
30.03.2018 - RU - St.Petersburg / Aurora
28.04.2018 - SE - Stockholm Slaughter
with KORPIKLAANI, HEIDEVOLK & TROLLFEST:
15.02.2018 - BE - Antwerpen / Trix
16.02.2018 - DE - Hamburg / Markthalle
17.02.2018 - DE - Oberhausen / Turbinenhalle 2
18.02.2018 - NL - Amsterdam / Melkweg
20.02.2018 - FR - Paris / Elysée Montmartre
21.02.2018 - FR - Nantes / Stereolux
22.02.2018 - FR - Toulouse / Le Bikini
23.02.2018 - ES - Madrid / Sala BUT
24.02.2018 - ES - Barcelona / Salamandra 1
25.02.2018 - FR - Lyon / Transbordeur
27.02.2018 - DE - Aschaffenburg / Colos-Saal
28.02.2018 - DE - Berlin / Columbia Theater
01.03.2018 - CZ - Prague / Meet Factory
02.03.2018 - DE - München / Backstage
03.03.2018 - DE - Stuttgart / LKA
04.03.2018 - CH - Pratteln / Z7
05.03.2018 - IT - Milano / Magazzini Generali
07.03.2018 - AT - Graz / Orpheum
08.03.2018 - AT - Vienna / SIMM City
09.03.2018 - DE - Leipzig / Hellraiser
10.03.2018 - DE - Geiselwind / Musichall
11.03.2018 - DE - Hannover / Capitol
Today, Slovenian power-thrashers Eruption stream the entirety of their highly anticipated third album, Cloaks of Oblivion, at web-portal InvisibleOranges.com. Set for international release on May 2nd via Xtreem Music, hear Eruption's Cloaks of Oblivion in its entirety exclusively HERE.
While some thrash metal bands tend to sharpen their sound, making it more aggressive, Slovenia's Eruption decide to step out from their traditional Bay Area-influenced sound to a more US power/heavy metal sound in the vein of bands like Sanctuary, Helstar, and Vicious Rumors while still retaining their usual Forbidden, Vio-lence, and Death Angel touches, recording one hell of a great album with a killer production and fantastic cover artwork by Alex Boca.
Slovenian solid heavy metal band Pyroxene released their first EP today April 21st 2017 via Inverse Records.
»Ep« is a concept album with 4 poems, talking about the rise of our overlord fireborn Pyroxene, his conquest of cities and lands, of the rituals under his dominion and of his great war on the Moon! Pyroxene's first album gives you a small insight into the lore of the Fireborn, creator of suns, slayer of weak.
Music that is in the essence heavy metal is intertwined with ethno melodics and dark grooves. Many times it was described as retro sound or chemical. The band has decided to record a cover of Black Sabbath's Electric funeral, to pay tribute to the legends of metal.
The band is founded in 2011 and their repertoire stretches from blues elements and hard rock to heavy metal, whereas they define themselves as »solid metal«. After releasing few successful singles the band is now ready to be introduced even on a bigger audience. If you're still unfamiliar with this fresh and energetic band the best option is to check their solid music video Helium 3 here:
Slovenian Thrashers Eruption have just finished the recordings of their 3rd full length album entitled "Cloaks of Oblivion" due to be released next 2nd of May through Xtreem Music.
While some Thrash Metal bands tend to sharpen their sound, making it more aggressive, Eruption decided to step out from their traditional Bay Area-influenced sound to a more US Power / Heavy Metal sound in the vein of bands like SANCTUARY, HELSTAR, VICIOUS RUMORS... while still retaining their usual FORBIDDEN, VIO-LENCE, DEATH ANGEL touches, recording one hell of a great album with a killer production and fantastic cover artwork by Alex Boca.
Slovenian thrashers Panikk premiere the new track "Sedated in Utopia" via PureGrainAudio.com. The track hails from the band's highly anticipated second album, Discarded Existence, set for international release on March 15th via Xtreem Music. Hear Panikk's "Sedated in Utopia" in exclusively HERE.
Panikk was formed in 2008 in Ljubljana, Slovenia, and to this point, they evolved into a vivid thrash act. They play fast and energetic old-school thrash metal influenced by Bay Area thrash acts such as Vio-lence, Forbidden, Forced Entry, Exodus, etc.
In 2009, Panikk recorded a demo, and since then, they played numerous gigs across Slovenia. In 2013, they released their first album, titled Unbearable Conditions, through Slovenian label Metal Tank Records, which immediately gained a wealth of accolades and positive reviews.
In 2014, new drummer Črt Valentić from Mephistophelian joined the Panikk ranks, and Unbearable Conditions was reissued by Xtreem Music with worldwide distribution. In 2015, they played the MetalDays festival, opened for Nuclear Assault, and shredded through many other venues both at home and abroad. In September of that year, Jaka Črešnar replaced Nejc Nardin on lead guitars, and they released the EP Pass the Time. Renewed, the band spent all of 2016 working on their second album, Discarded Existence.
Hear "Sedated in Utopia," the next taste of Discarded Existence, exclusively HERE, courtesy of PureGrainAudio.com. "Eyes Don't Lie," the first taste of Discarded Existence, can be heard at Xtreem Music's Youtube channel HERE.
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