Imminence Records'' Melbourne based melodic death metal outfit Aetherial is pleased to unleash their new music video. The track, entitled "The Insignificance Of Us," is the fourth track on the band's recently released debut album The Still Waters of Oblivion. The twelve track album was released November 10th on Truth Inc. Records (Oceania and parts of Asia) and Imminence Records (rest of the world).
"We shot the video on Lake Mountain which is about two hours north east from Melbourne in Victoria’s Alpine Region. The scenery in that region is spectacular and the mountain overlooks a magnificent gully filled with stark white trees for as far as you can see. There was actually a devastating fire in 2009 that destroyed the nearby town and a large portion of the forest on the mountain which has left a vast dead looking forest below the cliffs, it’s definitely a haunting landscape.
We wanted to convey a sense of space and distance in the video in keeping with the concepts of the song with the aerial shots, whilst also maintaining consistency with the album art and lyric video imagery. "The Insignificance of Us" explores the concept of our own mortality and the fact that the world will continue whether we are in it or not. Its about realising the insignificance of us all in relation to infinite space and time but remaining positive and actually living, not just existing, but living your life. So the song is dark yet hopeful!” - Shep Sheppard (Vocalist).
Watch it here:- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CoZ0cMqBqQo&feature=youtu.be
Brutally fierce, crushing and relentless, Aetherial forge a uniquely dark and devastating sound. Combining elements of melodic death and traditional metal, formidable vocals, intense guitar riffs and epic harmonies define this brutal act from Melbourne, Australia. Lyrically, Aetherial explores the darkest recesses of the soul; exposing what is lurking behind the false reality of everyday life. The stark look beyond the restraints of social and cultural boundaries examine forces surrounding and influencing the human condition.
Aetherial’s music and commanding presence on stage attracted the attention of New York based Extreme Management Group Inc. which lead to inking a worldwide management deal and solidifying Aetherial on a roster alongside heavyweights Suffocation, Cattle Decapitation, Cryptopsy, Origin and fellow Australians King Parrot. The partnership is poised to bring their soul capturing strain of Melodic Death across the world.
Aetherial soon after inked a dual label deal with American based Imminence Records and Australian record label, Truth Inc.. The highly anticipated 12-track debut album The Still Waters of Oblivion was recorded, mixed, and mastered in Melbourne at Everland Productions by Oresti Salter. The Artwork, which was done by German artist Patrick Wittstock visualizes the aural ingenuity of the band through intensely dark visual concepts.
Finnish metallers Wolfshead unleash their new album "Leaden", out today December 8th in North America via Rockshots and was earlier released in Europe one October 27th. Wolfshead's style is pure old school heavy metal, heavy guitar riffs, growling bass, pounding drums with bluesy, leather-lunged whisky-scented vocals on top. Taking their main influences from such acts as Black Sabbath, Motörhead, Venom and the whole NWOBHM movement, Wolfshead manages to combine almost everything from heavy rock music from between 1967 and 1985 to their own unique blend of doom metal. They write songs about lycanthropy, the living dead, witch hunts, Cthulhu Mythos and of course, heavy metal itself.
Lyric Video - Division Of The Damned - https://youtu.be/ZMzWpXnBz98
Album available digitally and CD at the following links:
Black / Death alchemists Vhorthax premiere the new track "Thy Foul Graal" at heavily trafficked web-portal CVLTNation.com. The track hails from the band's striking debut EP, Nether Darkness, set for international release on January 5th, 2018 via Iron Bonehead Productions. Hear Vhorthax's "Thy Foul Graal" in its entirety exclusively HERE.
Hailing from Russia, Vhorthax was formed by members of the band Abyssfire - Morkh (voices & psalms - also Sickrites and Serpentrance), Nicholas-N.A.-I.I. (drums), and M.P. (guitars & bass) - in 2016 during a night of black candle mass meditations in their rehearsal bunker. There's no other goal but the channeling of primitive and cavernous chants of the Devil in the rough form of morbid Black / Death echoing with the sounds of the altars of worship. After several gigs, Vhorthax locked themselves in the bunker and crafted the four foul songs branded as Nether Darkness.
Now bookended by a suitably haunting intro and outro, Nether Darkness indeed evokes its title: a plunge into the deepest, darkest recesses of the eternal abyss. Muscular yet atmospheric and travelling across all sorts of diabolical terrain, Vhorthax craft a sound that's both patient and potent, simmering with sinister energies before winding up and into a fiery fury. Moments of ritualism become full conflagrations, and the slipstreaming momentum becomes too much to bare. Truly, this is Nether Darkness, and Vhorthax are leading the way downward with torch in hand.
The next torch has been lit exclusively HERE, courtesy of CVLTNation.com. The first torch has been lit HERE at Iron Bonehead's Soundcloud, with the previously revealed track "Stabat Mater".
Danish old school heavy metal band, Savage Machine, will release their first full-length album 'Abandon Earth' on January 19, 2018. The album is produced, mixed and mastered Tommy Hansen (Helloween, Jorn, Pretty Maids) at Jailhouse Studios. A video teaser can be viewed here: https://youtu.be/dChqYYpp80g
The cover artwork was made by Mario E. Lopez M. (Iron Maiden, Megadeth, King Diamond, Metal Church).
After a long time dormant, Savage Machine is armed, recharged and ready to resume their heavy metal crusade. The result is an ambitious full-length album with battering, yet playful riffs, powerful vocals and a rock-solid rhythm squad whose only purpose is to convert your heathen soul to that of a true headbanger. “Abandon Earth” takes you into the grim future of post-apocalyptic despair, where the war between man and machine rages. Earth Is dead and the last remaining resource’s are spent. The only salvation of mankind lies in the heavens but, who gets to go? Who deserves to go? And is there really anything other than darkness out there?
Savage Machine, from Denmark, is honouring a proud lineage of Heavy Metal kings with a modern twist. Ambitiously, The machine delivers savage riffs, thundering drums and galloping bass over the grandiose vocals of pure metal thunder. Having existed since 2010, Savage Machine has been a big part of the Danish underground scene for several years before emerging onto the international stage in 2015’s Wacken Open Air. In the past year, Savage Machine recorded a hard-hitting debut album and toured across Europe with Spain’s ”Lords of Black”.
Indian death metal band Chronic Xorn have announced their new release and it holds a lot of promise. They've got a series of shows lined up in North India and even Bhutan in support of the upcoming album.
Indian band Chronic Xorn have worked hard over the years to build a tremendous following in the nation and have now announced their third release titled 'For These Sins Who Must Die'. It's an adrenaline rush of crushing riffage and mammoth breakdowns. The passion is palpable and as a D.I.Y effort, it's right up there with the rest. Moreover, the album is dedicated to a close deceased friend Abhishek Bhattacharya who penned the lyrics for all the songs on it. The vocalist Saptadip Chakrabarty has this to say about it -
"History reveals that in every religion, community and caste, there has always been a major race of common people, those who suffer and rot under the reign of a corrupted helm. Unwillingly their blood spills as the ever deceitful leader smiles away to glory. This album speaks about all those commoners, who are helplessly handcuffed by societal pressure. Their voices choke under the smoke of fraudulence."
Austrian Death / thrash metallers Darkfall have released a brand new lyric video for the track "The Way Of Victory", which is taken off from the band's current album "At The End Of times", released last September via Black Sunset / MDD.
The footage of the battles was provided by the association "Neustadt-Support", which organizes the Burgfest Neustadt-Glewe.
You can watch the video at this location: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IAuGAGhEtIM&feature=youtu.be
Kantica are the new talents act of symphonic metal scene.
The band is ready to release the debut album "Reborn to Aesthetics" out on winter 2017/18 via Revalve Records.
The album mix the classical power of metal and the symphonic style that become evident in the orchestral arrangements creating a mix of majesty and melody.
Tune up your ears for the first preview, track-list and artwork, out soon!!
Finnish, Seinäjoki based metalcore band Red Raven Down released a new music video 'Ashes'. The track is taken from their upcoming EP 'Phantoms' which is released December 15th 2017 by Inverse Records. EP was recorded, mixed and mastered by Mika Autio (HallaFreakquency)
Singer Jani Korpela comment:
"We were seeking fresh sounds, still we wanted to take something where we ended with our first singles. Reaching rock bottom, but still there is some light to reach. Ashes music video captured song’s ambience pretty damn well. Song is about losing something very close and even the darkest hearted can empower in the end."
Music video Ashes was directed by Riku Männistö and it is available here: https://youtu.be/lY95uRro_4E
Ashes @ Spotify: http://spoti.fi/2BJR4Hk
Blackened metal band Grethor have teamed up with No Clean Singing to reveal "Embracing Oblivion". The track is taken from their upcoming album Damnatio Memoriae.
The band commented "Embracing Oblivion was written right after Trump’s RNC nomination speech. It is about his supporters, their obsession with security, and his obliging of their fears.
Listen to "Embracing Oblivion" here: http://www.nocleansinging.com/2017/11/27/an-ncs-premiere-grethor-embracing-oblivion
Pre-order Damnatio Memoriae here: https://grethor.bandcamp.com/album/damnatio-memoriae
Today, black metal mavericks Ignis Haereticum stream the entirety of their highly anticipated second album, Autocognition of Light, at Decibel magazine's website. Released this past Friday via Goathorned Productions, hear Ignis Haereticum's Autocognition of Light in its entirety exclusively HERE.
Riding high on the towering immensity of their Luciferian Gnosis debut album in 2014, these Colombian occultists now aim for more transcendent heights and fathomless depths with a six-song/41-minute record that serves as one, unified work. Arguably even more towering than its no-less-considerable predecessor, Autocognition of Light dazzles and defies with an eerily seamless ease, its iteration of orthodox black metal soundly trumping the hapless throngs of Deathspell Omega worship. For this creation is imbued with true belief and solemn reverence: Ignis Haereticum are sonic mages weaving spells both terrible and trance-inducing, their descent into the abyss assured but surely not the final destination.
Ignis Haereticum's new opus was conceived and written as an entire piece instead of just a bunch of songs. It is an illuminative treatise of the band's gnosis, which is manifested through two ways: the purgative way and the illuminative way. The purgative way deals with the active purification of the internal and external senses, the passions, the understanding and the will, through mortification and meditation. Here, the spiritual is nourished by the physical, reminding us all of our imminent mortality. At the end of this first part begins the infused contemplation, whereby the soul rises towards the illumination. It is here where we are aware of our divine condition and we leave behind the attachments of the flesh and the limitations of this material world. Bringing for us, the next path: the illuminative way, which is the recognition of ourselves, our nature, the state in which we are aware of our spirituality free of dogmas. Here, our humanity loses all value and only remains our divine communion with the light of knowledge, which is none other than the reflection of our own light that dwells in the depths of our consciousness. Fiat Lvx!
The full testament to the Autocognition of Light can be witnessed exclusively HERE, courtesy of Decibel, North America's only monthly metal magazine. Order info can be found HERE.
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