Finland's Kryptsreturn to unfurl an aeonic slab of death metal upon your ears. Cadaver Circulation explores immeasurable depths with six intense offerings of misanthropic and doom-laden death metal.
Stream album track "The Reek of Loss" now at this location.
Cadaver Circulation is as unrepentant as the grave in it’s tormented and suffocating aura. From funereal dirges to steamroller bombasts of putrid death and decay, Cadaver Circulation leaves no tomb intact. Reverb drenched atmosphere collides with eerie chords and abysmal vocals to craft one of the most harrowing death metal experiences of the year.
"A journey into cavernous, hellish doom, the songs on "Cadaver Circulation" are beefier, more deathly and more powerful than anything the Finns have released before." - Decibel Magazine
Dark Descent Records will unleash Cadaver Circulation May 31 on digital, CD, vinyl and cassette tape. Pre-order the album at darkdescentrecords.bandcamp.com
Vile - Guitars
Otso - Drums
Jukka - Guitars
Anti - Throat / Bass / Lyrics
Tennessee groove metallers I Am The Law have just released their new single "Dance of the Southern Witch" via Alternative Control. The track is taken from their upcoming EP of the same name which will be released this spring.
Listen to the track here: http://www.alternativecontrolct.com/music/altctrltoob-video-premiere-i-am-the-laws-dance-of-the-southern-witch/#.XLD7T-hKjIU
“You know what? F@$% it! We’ll just do it ourselves.” That’s the attitude I Am The Law takes with its approach to its own brand of Southern Metal. Embodying the self-reliant spirit of the American South, these four rowdy boys from Nashville groove and shred. Drawing from influences such as Pantera, Lamb Of God, Rob Zombie, The Showdown, He is Legend, and Maylene and the Sons of Disaster, the band created a distinct, aggressive sound with 2015’s EP Blackwater Gospel. With sophomore offering Hymn Of the Vulture (originally put out in 2017 and re-released fall 2018), I Am The Law refined its voice and sound, becoming more mature and even more aggressive with each track.
The band has been nominated for the 2016/17 and now 2018 NIMA Awards for Best Hard Rock/Metal Band. They have also opened up for more well known and established acts such as Superjoint, Crowbar, Doyle, The Obsessed, Battle Cross, Enterprise Earth, Child Bite, and Mobile Deathcamp.
Italian Thrashers Engine Driven Cultivators unveil the definitive track-list for new album "Insert Coin"
Italian thrashers Engine Driven Cultivators will release their new full-length album titled "Insert Coin" later this year by Punishment 18 Records! You can look at the definitive tracklist below. The new effort was produced and mixed at 16th Cellar Studios by Stefano Morabito (Fleshgod Apocalypse, Decrepit Birth, Beheaded, Horrid).
01. Throne Of The Slapsticks
04. Red Striped Police
05. Purge The Greed Of Fear
06. Stop That Gorilla
07. Dual Strike
08. Toxic Protocol
09. Leap Out
10. Skids And Brew
Slovakian black metal vanguad Malokarpatan stream the entirety of their a special new EP Cesta podzemnými sálami Kovovlada at heavily trafficked web-portal NoCleanSinging.com. Set for international release on April 8th via Sun & Moon Records on 7" vinyl format, hear Malokarpatan's Cesta podzemnými sálami Kovovlada in its entirety exclusively HERE.
Simply put, Malokarpatan are Slovakian black metal both at its finest and most adventurous. Since the band's humble beginnings in 2014, the band have swiftly and almost effortlessly built a challenging body of work with two now-cult, critically acclaimed albums. A grass-roots movement if there ever was one, nearly everyone agrees: there's simply no other nowadays black metal band who are so vividly able to straddle staunch traditionalism and boundless adventurousness quite like Malokarpatan.
Ever restless, the maverick quintet return with a special two-song EP, Cesta podzemnými sálami Kovovlada. Originally self-released on digital format, Sun & Moon steps forward to unleash these two brand-new songs on physical format, as they so deserve, which are strictly exclusive to this release and will not appear on a future album. The material here deals with a mythological theme of Kovovlad – master of the underworld and its treasures, who abducts a maiden from the world above to become his bride. This is reflected directly in the music, with the first ambient part painting a psychedelic picture of strange underground halls and the second metal part expressing the darkness of the maiden's fate, left forever to dwell in this world of night.
While Cesta podzemnými sálami Kovovlada comprises two songs, let it be emphasized that this is not just a mere "single" but rather a thematically unified work that should be considered an EP. But, whether long-format or short, Malokarpatan refuse to be shackled in the creativity, and Cesta podzemnými sálami Kovovlada is yet another sterling 'n' stirring chapter in their increasingly bold story.
In the lead-up to its 7" vinyl release next Monday, hear Cesta podzemnými sálami Kovovlada in its entirety exclusively HERE, courtesy of InvisibleOranges.com.
Coma set to release new album "Disorder" later this spring; produced by Francesco Paoli (Fleshgod Apocalypse)
Sardinian thrashers Coma have finished works on their new full-length album titled "Disorder". Production was realized by Francesco Paoli (Fleshgod Apocalypse). Their new chapter will be released later this spring via Punishment 18 Records. New details will be available soon!
Regrettably, Ozzy Osbourne has postponed all of his 2019 tour dates as he recovers from an injury sustained while dealing with a recent bout of pneumonia. Osbourne fell at his Los Angeles home, aggravating years-old injuries (from his 2003 ATV accident) that required surgery last month. Due to the postponement of Ozzy’s tour, Ozzy Osbourne will no longer be performing at this year’s Rocklahoma. Details about the festival’s Saturday, May 25th line-up will be announced as soon as they are finalized.
Ozzy Osbourne released the following statement earlier this morning:-
“I can’t believe I have to reschedule more tour dates. Words cannot express how frustrated, angry and depressed I am not to be able to tour right now. I’m grateful for the love and support I’m getting from my family, my band, friends and fans, it’s really what’s keeping me going. Just know that I am getting better every day…I will fully recover…I will finish my tour…I will be back!”
Mike DuCharme, Festival Producer and Talent Buyer for Rocklahoma says:-
“While there is no replacement for Ozzy yet, we are working diligently to find a new headliner and will update our fans as soon as we can. We wish Ozzy a speedy recovery, and hope to see him on the Rocklahoma stage in the future.”
Rocklahoma will take place May 24-May 26 at Pryor Creek Music Festival Grounds in Pryor, Oklahoma, just outside Tulsa. For more information on Rocklahoma, visit: https://rocklahoma.com
Auckland's Crooked Royals just dropped their second single "Dissentients" featuring Veil of Maya's Lukas Magyar from their upcoming EP 'Rumination', due out Friday April 19.
"Dissentients" is a track about changing ones environment if the current situation isn't working. The song talks about not caving to the pressures of others and that people can't change a person in to something that they're not.
The video clip that accompanies the single is visually beautiful and is set against the stunning natural backdrops of New Zealand. The video shows each member of Crooked Royals playing their respective instruments at separate locations that boast the beauty of their home country in summer. Lukas Magyar features in the clip in a contrasting environment where snow is falling and winter is in full swing.
Check out the video for "Dissentients" here:- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xnBV5dt_DTw
'Rumination' is Crooked Royals sophomore release since their debut EP 'Intertwine' in 2018 and rumination means to be in deep considered thought. The EP itself is about analysing aspects of day to day life and how it takes a toll on people based on their own experiences. The previously released single of the same name is a song about paranoia, control and the anxiety of how other people perceive you.
In almost two years, Crooked Royals has already made waves in the heavy scene. The band hit the ground running last year when five friends and musicians living in Auckland came together to form the metalcore outfit that is Crooked Royals. In just the first year as an aspiring collective of musicians, the band were signed to Lukas Magyar's (Veil of Maya) management label, New Industry, and later recorded their debut EP, 'Intertwine', with the man himself in the USA.
Crooked Royals ability to craft songs with a combination of heavy and clean vocals mixed in with huge crushing riffs earned them a spot opening for London prog rock monsters Monuments in Auckland earlier this year. The band also frequent the live room at Auckland's premier rock bar, Ding Dong Lounge.
Crooked Royals brand new EP 'Rumination' will be released on Friday 19 April and can be pre-ordered now through iTunes & Apple Music/Spotify/Google Play and all good online stores and streaming outlets. Single "Dissentients" is out now.
The Greek heavy/power metal band Diviner just released a music video for "Heaven Falls", the first single from their new album "Realms of Time".
Link to the music video: https://youtu.be/_QN28AXXGvY
"Realms of Time" will be released on June 7th via Ulterium Records. The album will be available on CD, LP and digital.
"Realms of Time" was produced and mixed by Fotis Benardo (ex. Septic Flesh), mastered by Henrik Udd (Powerwolf, Hammerfall, Myrath) and the artwork was created by Jan Yrlund (Battle Beast, Apocalyptica, Korpiklaani).
The album show improvements on every level since the band's debut album and the album won't leave fans of heavy and power metal disappointed. The album is heavy, melodic and epic and it’s full of energy, power and emotion. Follow Diviner into the Realms of Time!
Finnish atmospheric sci-fi metallers The Phantom of Phobos release its debut double CD “From a Dead Channel / The Uninvited” via Concorde Music Company on April 5th 2019. The physical issue has 8 tracks and furthermore includes a turbocharged cover version of the “Halloween” movie theme as well as a cinematic 3-track EP “The Uninvited” which is also released digitally on the same date.
The quartet operates behind pseudonyms I, II, XX and XIX in the musical areas of cinematic metal and darker progressive rock. The listeners of murkier material by Nine Inch Nails and Faith No More will find themselves at home, alongside with the friends of the melodic side of The Gathering and cinematic soundscapes by John Carpenter.
The album and EP were mixed by Mirko Nosari (Bunkker Universe, Italy) and mastered by Mika Jussila (Finnvox Studios, Finland). The tracks also include orchestral arrangements by an Italian master composer Mattia Benedetti Vallenari. The Phantom of Phobos are playing live next time in Oulu, Finland on April 13th, 2019.
Order the record here: Record Shop X
CD1 - From a Dead Channel
1. Collide (4:42)
2. Phobia (4:06)
3. Brother Mine (5:06)
4. No Signal (5:39)
5. Halloween (2:57)
6. Made of Stars (5:33)
7. Of the Undead (5:06)
8. Cydonia (6:03)
9. Counterkarma (4:09)
CD2 - The Uninvited
1. The Uninvited (5:46)
2. Them (4:02)
3. Dreaming of Dying (5:16)
Filipino Black Metallers Omenfilth premiere "Summon The Beast Of Damnation"; 'Devourer Of The Seven Moons' nears release via Eternal Death
Decibel Magazine is currently streaming "Summon The Beast Of Damnation," the latest psalm from Philippines-based black metal practitioners Omenfilth. The punishing new tune comes by way of the band's impending Devourer Of The Seven Moons full-length, slated to drop later this month via eternal death.
"This track is one of most aggressive and musically adventurous songs we've ever written," notes the band of the track. "It's fast, ravaging, dark, angry, moody, and slapped with a very impious lyrical bent that we'll leave to the listener to come up with their own conclusions. And yet it's got two different dissonant riffs that strangely harmonize on the verses and a melodic mid-section. It's got everything, from bestial rhythms to the melodic mid-section and the thrashy guitar solo. It spans a wide array of extreme metal sub-genres and blends them together flawlessly and still sounds identifiably Omenfilth without losing any character."
Hear Omenfilth "Summon The Beast Of Damnation," only at Decibel Magazine, at THIS LOCATION.
Omenfilth's Devourer Of The Seven Moons will be released on CD, cassette, and digital formats on April 12th via Eternal Death. The ten-track offering includes three bonus tracks: a cover of Vulcano's "Bloody Vengeance" and live recordings of "Equinox Of Evil" and "Fading Embers Of A Dying Era," both from the band's 2016 Opus Sanguinarium offering. For preorders, visit the Eternal Death Bandcamp page at THIS LOCATION where "The Embrace Of Solitude" can also be streamed.
Following the path of traditional black metal rather than the war metal influences often associated with their place of origin, Omenfilth's Devourer Of The Seven Moons showcases the strengths of the band - eerie melodies ("The Embrace Of Solitude"), headbanging fury ("Summon The Beast Of Damnation," "Seared By The Flames Of Bawo"), and violent upsurges ("Bakuana Ex Inferis"). Appealing more to fans of bands like Varathron or Darkthrone than Blasphemy or Von, Devourer Of The Seven Moons shows that South-East Asian black metal is more than just sleazy goat-worship and mini-guns. Following the lyrical themes of the album, the artwork of Dave Fogg is based on the ancient Filipino mythological entity Bakunawa aka "The Devourer Of The Seven Moons."
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