Thrash legends Testament are thrilled to announce a merger forged in metal: a new long-term promotional agreement with PRiVCY, the hottest new cryptocurrency.
Always at the forefront of musical innovation, the thrash metal legends continue their dedication to the future of technology by bringing the crypto revolution to music fans around the world with the new PRiVCY coin.
PRiVCY is a POW/POS privacy coin project, utilizing several security elements to protect the anonymity of PRiVCY users. Offering fast, secure and cheap transactions, the PRiVCY coin is integrated with TOR and has stealth addresses enabled to provide additional layers of privacy and security.
Go to www.privcy.io to learn more about the benefits of the PRiVCY coin.
Testament and PRiVCY cryptocurrency are joining forces to offer a unique contest in which fans who buy PRiVCY cryptocurrency (PRIV) earn a chance to win three amazing prize packages. The grand prize includes a huge VIP experience with Testament when they headline opening night of the Decibel Metal & Beer Fest at the historic Wiltern Theater in Los Angeles, CA on December 1, 2018. The band will perform a special set of both their classic The New Order and The Gathering records in full.
On November 14 at 14:00 UTC (7:00 AM PST), the three fans with the largest amount of purchased PRIV in their registered PRiVCY desktop or web wallet will win the three contest prizes.
The three winners will be announced on November 15 at 14:00 UTC, giving the first prize winner at least two weeks to make travel arrangements to the Decibel Metal & Beer Fest on December 1 and 2, if they live outside of the Los Angeles area. The winners will be announced at https://testamentlegions.com/privcy and through all Testament and PRiVCY social media channels.
A one-of-a-kind 20 x 10 foot (6 x 3 meters) autographed TESTAMENT show banner of The Formation of Damnation album cover that was used on tour with TESTAMENT around the world. Many hardcore fans and collectors of TESTAMENT memorabilia will covet this second prize more than the huge first prize.
A collection of autographed Testament CDs, vinyl and DVDs from their incredible 35-year discography.
Testament vocalist Chuck Billy says:-
"When creating Testament music, we always use the latest technology. It's something that we insist on. And we like to be the first to use anything that's new, cutting-edge and cool. Cryptocurrency is something that we're excited about. We dig their technology, vibe, attitude and commitment to be the best privacy coin in the world. Our goal is to enable fans around the world to buy Testament music and merchandise with the PRiVCY coin."
Testament guitarist Eric Peterson says:-
"Cryptocurrency is something we've been very interested in for a while now, so when we were presented with the opportunity to work with PRiVCY, we jumped on it right away. They not only have a hard-working and innovative crypto team but they also like metal, so they're our kind of people."
Go to www.testamentlegions.com/privcy for full contest details, how to register, and how and where to buy the PRiVCY coin (PRIV) to compete in the contest for these three incredible prizes.
There will be other cool contests and promotions coming from the Testament/PRiVCY alliance. Keep an eye on the PRiVCY and Testament social media channels for more exciting upcoming information.
Taking root in early thrash and death metal, and combined with dark, foreboding ambiance, Seeds Of Perdition strive to create a more atmospheric style of death/thrash metal. While the trend in extreme music today is towards technicality and virtuosity, the group present a more raw and intense sound that gives a simpler, yet heavier vibe.
Seeds Of Perdition formed in Philadelphia, P.A. in 2010 when founding members Daniel Loughry and George Cathers, formerly of Insatanity and Polterchrist, decided to take a different direction from past projects. They recorded their first demo, New World Tyrants, in Spring 2011.
After a couple of years touring and with the departure of original members Matt Frost and Steve Raimer, early 2013 saw the addition of Chris Natalini on vocals. Chris brings in his experience from such bands as Dawn Of Correction, Circle Of Fear and Blood Feast. He is also a patch wearing member and leader of the NYDM’s Pennsylvania chapter. Their debut 5 song EP entitled From Within was released on Born Of Chaos Records in May 2013.
In 2014, came the addition of Chris Kerns on bass guitar, hailing from groups such as Crucifier and Pale Existence. “Crazy Ass” Paul Dunleavy joined the band on lead guitar for 2014-2015. Late 2016 saw the arrival of Joseph Muir on lead guitar. Originally an acoustic jazz guitarist, he is new blood to the death metal genre and music scene.
The album Incarnation was released in June 2017 and now Seeds Of Perdition are ready and waiting with the release of their brand new opus Suffering Of The Dead worldwide via Sliptrick Records in the coming months.
Suffering Of The Dead | Released TBA, 2019 on Sliptrick Records
Seeds Of Perdition are:
George Cathers – Guitar/Backing Vocals
Dan McGrouty – Drums
Joseph Muir - Lead Guitar
Chris Natalini – Lead Vocals
Band links: Official Website | Facebook | Youtube | Instagram | Twitter | On Sliptrick
Aussie metal vanguard Mongrel's Cross stream the entirety of their highly anticipated second album, Psalter of the Royal Dragon Court, at heavily trafficked web-portal NoCleanSinging.com. Set for international release on August 3rd via Hells Headbangers, hear Mongrel's Cross's Psalter of the Royal Dragon Court in its entirety exclusively HERE.
Hailing from the extreme metal hotbed of Australia, Mongrel's Cross are one of the best-kept secrets Down Under. Mind you, the band - now pared down to a duo - have been quiet since the release of their Hells Headbangers debut album, The Sins of Aquarius, in 2012, but those years away from the prying eyes of the metal public have paid off in spades on Psalter of the Royal Dragon Court. Here, these hooligans take everything that made The Sins of Aquarius so grimly gratifying - the widescreen span of filthy thrashing, down-tempo war-marches, and epic metal grandeur alike - and render it all the more terrifying and triumphant through clear 'n' cutting production. It's the age-old axis of form meeting content, and rarely has a metal record this cleanly produced sounded so threatening, which simply underlines the powerful panache to the band's strong songwriting.
Taken another way, with Psalter of the Royal Dragon Court, Mongrel's Cross step deeper into territory that's entirely their own. Not for them the over-generalization of "Australia = war metal" nor the simplistic connotations associated with such; no, the duo are at the height of their compositional powers and are now truly a great extreme METAL entity. All the drama and danger, legendary and lawlessness, power and poison, and essential OTT abandon of this art-form otherwise known as heavy metal: everything is played out with a palpably physical poetry across Psalter of the Royal Dragon. Suitably, its lyrical themes range a rich panoply of occultism - among others, such titles as "Vessel of Shar On," "Neurian Transformation," and "Derkesthai - Initiation (to see clearly)" should suggest plenty - making this a thoroughly engrossing experience deserving of the band's elevated standards.
When so much metal aims so low, for such no-hope ghettoization, it's down to true mavericks like Mongrel's Cross to lead the intrepid to illumination. Hereby, open the Psalter of the Royal Dragon Court!
Brandon, Manitoba's Arcticcircle have returned with heavy dose of Bush Metal on new album Where Ice Meets Ocean. The Canadian trio's fourth full-length album is out now and streaming at arcticcircle2.bandcamp.com/album/where-ice-meets-ocean-2
The story of Arcticcircle begins in Manitoba, Canada circa 2001 when vocalist/guitarist Sean Vermentor brought his bedroom black metal project out of the basement and formed a band of the same name with Jon Cloud on drums and Howard on bass. Playing in a black/thrash style dubbed 'Bush Metal' the band released numerous EPs and three full lengths including 2006's Forcing The Astral, which was released on Profound Lore Records.
Fast forward to 2018 and we find the band releasing Where Ice Meets Ocean. A new album also signifying a new direction which centres around a slower pace and a huge rock/metal influence. Arcticcircle consider this release to be the epitome of Bush Metal: raw, dirty and exciting!
Sean - guitars, vocals
Jon - drums
Howard - bass
Italian thrashers Razgate has unveiled the cover artwork of their forthcoming full-length album "Welcome Mass Hysteria" that will be released this year by Punishment 18 Records. Mixing and mastering were completed by Tai Fronzaroli at 7studio (New Horizons, Fall as Leap).
Alpha Omega Management is extremely thrilled to announce the signing of the UK Thrash Legends Onslaught!
Onslaught stated on the signing:
'Onslaught are incredibly happy to announce Alpha Omega as their new managerial representation. We have set ourselves an ambitious set of goals, targets and achievements for the coming year and beyond. We honestly feel that Alpha Omega are the right team to ensure that those ambitions become a reality and to take them on even further! Buckle up ladies and gentlemen, things are about to get crazy!’
Alpha Omega Management‘s General Manager Alex Azzali adds:
"We couldn't be more excited to welcome the UK Thrash Legends Onslaught to our roster family! No need to say that with their new line-up, these guys are relentless and hungry to blast the world harder than ever! Cannot wait to start working for their ambitious goals! Stay tuned, great things are going to happen!"
As previously Onslaught announced, the band will unveil their new line up on the main stage at Bloodstock Festival 2018 on Friday 10th August. Longstanding members Nige Rockett (Guitar), Sy Keeler (Vocals) and Jeff Williams (Bass) will be joined by James Perry (Drums) and Wayne Dorman (Guitar).
Next Onslaught shows:
August 10th - UK - Bloodstock Open Air Festival
October 5th - Germany - FUeLDA Thrashers Delight @ Alte Piesel
October 19th - Belgium - Evil or Die Fest
More shows TBA.
UK Thrash legends Onslaught are one of the most explosive and controversial Metal bands ever to come out of the UK. Releasing 3 now legendary albums in the 80's (Power From Hell, The Force, In Search of Sanity), the band marked it's path to become a major influence for many Metal generations to follow. Since reforming in 2005, the band have performed countless shows / tours all across the globe, earning themselves the reputation as one of the very best Live Acts in the scene today, with crushing performances at Wacken, Bang Your Head, Thrash Domination, 70000 Tons of Metal, Hammersonic, Hellfest, Brutal Assault & Bloodstock Festivals to name just a few. With four critically acclaimed album releases in 2007 / 2009 / 2011 & 2013 (Killing Peace / Live Damnation / Sounds of Violence / VI) and with the back catalog being released no fewer than 3 times Onslaught stands as one of the most respected acts in the Metal scene today.
During the mass promotion in the USA for the latest studio album ‘VI’ we saw Onslaught reach and stay in the top 10 of the CMJ charts for 4 consecutive weeks. ‘VI’ was also the number 1 selling thrash metal album with Amazon.com becoming one of the biggest selling acts in North America for their Label AFM records.
Early 2016 saw the release of ‘Live at the Slaughterhouse’ a live DVD that celebrated the power and raw intensity of an Onslaught show that was well received by the public and critics alike. 2016 also saw Onslaught as the first international thrash metal band to play Vietnam as well as touring China, Taiwan and Indonesia and Europe.
2017, the band hit South and Central America, Mexico and once again Europe. One of the highlights of the year however was breaking new ground as the first legitimate international thrash metal band ever to play in the Lebanon. With a new album now well underway the Onslaught continues, as relentless and hungry as ever!
"Sound Of Violence" (Official Video 2011): https://youtu.be/duUULTUwTT0
"66Fucking6 (Official video 2014): https://youtu.be/x4gMbHLUv_k
Missouri thrash band Degrave have teamed up with No Clean Singing to stream the entirety of their new Self-Titled album. The album is set to be released tomorrow.
The site commented:-
"These tracks are so head-spinning that it left this listener constantly bewildered and bedazzled, wide-eyed at the technical pyrotechnics on display here, and in a state of gob-smacked wonder at the sheer exuberant devilry displayed by the song-writing. "
You can stream the album here: https://www.nocleansinging.com/2018/07/25/an-ncs-album-premiere-and-a-review-degrave-degrave/
Pre-order the album here: https://degrave.bandcamp.com/
Jordan Roedel - Bass, Vocals (backing)
Clyde Daniels - Guitars, Vocals (backing)
Dylan Volmert - Guitars, Vocals (lead)
Jeff Kearney - Drums (2017-present)
Invisible Oranges has premiered a new song from forthcoming Hellish album The Spectre of Lonely Souls.
Stream "The Night" at invisibleoranges.com/hellish-bring-forth-the-night/
Hellish will release sophomore album The Spectre of Lonely Souls July 27 on Unspeakable Axe Records (the album will be available through international distribution channels on August 31). Pre-orders are available now at this location.
Stream another album track, "The Screams Come from Inside," at this location.
Many continents can lay claim to being formative breeding grounds for various pieces of the extreme metal puzzle, but perhaps none were such a melting pot as South America in the 1980s. Bands in Brazil, Chile, and other countries pushed thrash metal to its limits until it blurred into what would later be known as black and death metal, and dressed the whole thing in extreme expressions of occultism and hellfire. With that bed of influence bubbling beneath them, modern-day thrashers Hellish make perfect sense: tightened and refined (but only barely), without diminishing any of the speed-freak tendencies or punkish intensity of their predecessors, and certainly no less devoted to the left hand path.
Coming out of Santiago, Chile in the 2010s, Hellish previously made believers out of thrash fans worldwide with their Unspeakable Axe-released debut, Grimoire. Only two years later, the follow-up album manages to out-pace and out-riff what came before. Classic speed metal-style riffs cut through an atmosphere of evil worthy of Bathory or Possessed - this is formative stuff, once again splashing around in the dark murk between thrash and black metal, and even straight-up heavy metal in the occasional, surprisingly melodic lead parts. But make no mistake: Hellish worship at the twin altars of evil and velocity, and The Spectre of Lonely Souls is a sermon strictly for the already-converted.
Machine Man Records is proud to announce the latest addition to their roster; Venezuelan thrash metal band Sulgogar.
"Science Of Beyond" is the latest album available as digital download NOW! Click below to listen via Bandcamp.
Sulgogar is a Venezuelan metal band, founded at the end of 2016 in the town of Duaca, North of Barquisimeto (Lara state).Sulgogar is considered to be the first, and only metal band in that area to date.
With a musical style mixing Death Metal and elements of Thrash and Black Metal, the lyrics of Sulgogar range from urban legends and mysteries, to more darker and sinister themes such as social criticisms.
On July 6th, Lebanese Metallers Phenomy performed at Metalhead Meeting 2018, in Bucharest, Romania! The band has issued the recap from the festival, read below:
"It was the first time we play on a big stage like this and it really took us to a next level. On the first moments it was really intimidating but after the second song when we really realised that the crowd were really enjoying our shit it became like a flow of energy passing from the crowd to us and vise versa. After the performance the reception of the fans was awesome.They really showed us that they knew what it took us to be here it was really a pay off for all the hard work.Then of course meeting people from other bands especially Alexi Laiho from Children Of Bodom, the look on his face when we told him that we were from Lebanon was priceless. Also, sharing our experiences on the road was fun and educative. We are really excited for what's to come!"
See more photos here: https://www.facebook.com/pg/OfficialAlphaOmegaManagement/photos/?tab=album&album_id=715122398823819
Next Phenomy shows:
August 2nd-4th - Wacken Open Air 2018 - Event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/328105420965621/
September 7th-8th - Beirut Metal Fest 2018 - Event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1990982270926489/
Lebanese metal band Phenomy was formed by Loïc El Haddad and Rudy Bejjani in 2014. The band’s sound is a mixture of Thrash/Groove metal with Melodies, breakdowns and tribal/ethnic rhythms. Only three month after its formation, Phenomy performed in several local gigs and in the Persian Metal and Rock Festival in Cannakale/Troya city in Turkey alongside big names like Orphaned Land. Later on, Phenomy released their debut album “Once And For All” and received good feedbacks from magazines and webzines, before signing a distribution deal with Via Nocturna in 2017. In Summer 2017 Phenomy toured with Repay the eastern European countries (Hungary, Croatia, Serbia, Romania and Bulgaria). Furthermore the band supported GRAVE in Lebanon in October 2017. The band released their second album “Threaten World Order” on March 2018.
Watch “Sacrifice (Live at i8 Production Studios)” video, taken from their latest album “Threaten World Order”: https://youtu.be/l-p9d6q7uuM
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