Iron Bonehead Productions sets September 6th as the international release date for Black Cilice's highly anticipated fifth album, Transfixion of Spirits, on CD, vinyl LP, and cassette tape formats.
By now, Black Cilice should need no introduction. For at least a decade (or perhaps longer), this ever-shadowy Portuguese enigma has built a monolithic body of work that has come to define and also defy the modern raw black metal idiom. And while he's gained a surprising amount of traction with a wide variety of listeners thanks to his most recent two albums with Iron Bonehead, 2015's Mysteries and 2017's Banished From Time, Black Cilice's vision has remained forever resolute.
In 2019, that vision - idiosyncratic, insatiable, intractable - is more resolute than ever. Witness the aptly titled Transfixion of Spirits. Once again, Black Cilice wields sound as its own weapon, but in a daresay elegant manner seemingly at odds with the stratifying frequencies that bombard and blanket the listener. Indeed, this is in-the-red rawness to a superlative degree, surging second-wave black metal to the bone, but underneath those layers of filth 'n' fatalism lies a melancholic majesty that's truly a splendour to behold. And whereas the preceding Banished From Time(intentionally) broke from the mould and portrayed a thicker, more strident violence, here on Transfixion of Spirits does Black Cilice fittingly find a more spectral expression: no less hysteric or harrowing, its melodic misery springs forth like a geyser of grey, oppressive in its omnipresence and older than many generations of black metal itself.
Above all, Black Cilice proves once again that "purism" need not be shorthand for a dearth of ideas: he twists the anachronisms of classic black metal into ageless, endlessly spellbinding forms, each undulating wave lapping back against the other to utterly hypnotizing effect. Entrance thyself to this Transifixion of Spirits.
Begin entrancing thyself with the new track "Outerbody Incarnation" HERE at Iron Bonehead's Soundcloud.
True Romanian Folk Metallers E-an-na release new song & video "Apele Îngheţate” and announce upcoming album
The band E-an-na has just released the new song „Apele Îngheţate” (The Frozen Waters) together with a video. With each release the band strays further away from the conventions of regular folk metal, trying to bring something new and fresh to the genre.
The song deals with depression and topics deriving from it, depicting an abstract place or being that functions for each of us as a shelter.
The song is part of the upcoming album „Nesfârşite”. Nesfârşite will be released on the 19th of july 2019. The album contains 13 songs and is graced by some internationally known guest musicians:
Michalina Malisz from Eluveitie
Archy Jay a.k.a. The Snake Charmer
Daniel Neagoe from Clouds, Eye of Solitude, Shape of Despair, Aeonian Sorrow
Robert Cotoros fom The Bipolar Disorder Project
Watch the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=REE5syj_5O4
Preorder the album: https://e-an-na.com/nesfarsite-preorder/
After four years since Dogbane’s last album When Karma Comes Calling, the North Carolina traditional heavy metal band has finally completed work on their much anticipated third full-length album entitled Idylls of Woe.
Since 2010 Dogbane have continued to stay active in the North Carolina metal scene, releasing two albums of solid doom laced traditional heavy metal. Dogbane stay faithful to the foundations of traditional heavy metal while forging a sound of their own.
Stream album track "The One I Was Warned Of" at youtu.be/xg3BjhIWEKg
Heaven and Hell Records will be release Idylls of Woe July 19 on both CD and vinyl in a very limited quantity. Pre-order the album at this location.
The legendary Spanish Doom Metal band Golgotha, have just signed a deal with Xtreem Music for the release of their long-awaited 4th album, 14 years after their previous album "New Life", released in 2005. This new album has just been recorded and it's in the process of being mixed, with its launch planned for the next month of October.
Golgotha emerged in 1992 from the union between its two legendary original members: the guitarist Vicente Payá (UNBOUNDED TERROR) and the vocalist Amón López, who are still the alma mater of the band with the new drummer Tomeu Crespí. The 1st EP "Caves of Mind" was indeed the 1st release of Repulse Records, previous label to Xtreem Music, which closes the circle 25 years later!
The new album, which will contain 8 tracks in the vein of his 1st album "Melancholy", is being recorded and mixed in the Psychosomatic Recording Studio by producer Miguel Angel Riutort "Mega", and the band plans to launch a crowdfunding campaign one month before the official release, where they will offer a series of limited editions on CD, vinyl and T-shirts, which will be announced in due time. Golgotha plans to offer a series of live performances to present the new album after its release.
In addition to the official Facebook site, www.facebook.com/GolgothaOfficialBand, Golgotha is premiering today their new official website www.golgothaofficial.com where all the information regarding the band is concentrated. Soon we will reveal details about the new album once the process of recording and design of the cover art is completed.
Meanwhile, you can listen to the latest recording of Golgotha, the self-financed EP of 2018 "Arise", at the following link: https://youtu.be/SP4xxv879nQ
The new album of Greek thrash metal tank Suicidal Angels will be entitled "Years Of Aggression". The follow up to their highly acclaimed 2016 album, 'Division Of Blood' will be released on August 9th, 2019 via NoiseArt Records. The band has unleashed the first album trailer of the upcoming record.
Check it out here:- https://youtu.be/vo3NwPxwljc
The lyric-video of the first digital single "Born Of Hate" can be seen here:
The band states:-
“The time has come, the battle has begun! Put on your bullet belts and join us in the madness of The Years Of Aggression!”
Pre-order the album here: www.yearsofaggression.noiseart.eu
The stunning cover artwork was created by acclaimed artist Ed Repka (MEGADETH, DEATH, MUNICIPAL WASTE).
Founding member, guitarist and singer Nick Melissourgos has prepared the songs, which were subsequently recorded in the Zero Gravity Studios in Athens, Greece, and, in case of the drums, in the Soundlodge Studios in Papenburg, Germany. The album was produced by the band itself, which has for the first time in years a consistent line-up – making them stronger than ever before. Nine songs, driven by irrepressible rage, were finally mixed by Jens Bogren at the Fascination Street Studios in Örebro, Sweden, and mastered by Tony Lindgren.
More information coming soon – stay tuned.
Katharos XIII have finished their third opus entitled “Palindrome”; five long tracks that shifted from the traditional depressive black metal into a more eclectic art form of expression with dark doom metal and post-jazz elements, a certain evolution into a more personal unearthly ambiance that represent a new path in the journey that this band embarked more than twelve years ago. The same paranoia and weirdness but with different tools this time.
The new incarnation of Katharos XIII:
Manuela Marchis - vocals
F. - guitars, keyboards, vocals
Sabat - drums
Alex Iovan - saxophone
Hanos-Puskai Péter - bass
New members come from different non-metal environments like Thy Veils, Exit Oz or Dara Project and this created new different layers of expression during the recording sessions that evolved into an alienated and rather strange form in opposition with the conventional music scene of now days because most of the recordings were done by each member alone in their own universe without any connection with the rest of the band; in some cases only Attila Lukinich was there in DSPro studios to capture the sounds and drummer Sabat was responsible for mixing and mastering the whole album.
“Palindrome” will be available in early autumn through Loud Rage Music on a CD format with a special visual concept designed by Alexandru Das.
Italian Symphonic Metallers Astralium to release debut album via Rockshots Records / Spiritual Beast (Japan) in August 2019
Italy’s symphonic metal band Astralium announces they will be releasing their debut album titled “Land of Eternal Dreams” on August 23rd via Rockshots Records (worldwide release) along with the full length being available in Japan via Spiritual Best on the same date. A pure symphonic album with power heavy prog metal influences, epic choirs, high pitch vocals plus lyrical sections and baroque / magniloquent arrangements, “Land Of Eternal Dreams” is a concept release about dreams and the astral universe, but also the fantasy world that lives in us. It's an inner journey through imaginary stories about myths and legends from the past.
The band explains the release:-
"First of all, I want to say that we are very excited about our debut album “Land Of Eternal Dreams”. Fans can expect an amazing album of great melodies, blended with cinematic, symphonic and classical music, along with metal guitar riffs and epic choirs. We believe that music evokes sensations, emotions and real fantastic worlds in our minds."
The album also features specials guests Tommy Johansson (Sabaton, Majestica), Jo Lombardo (Ancestral, ex-Metatrone), Andrea Martongelli (Arthemis), Stefano "Ghigas" Calvagno (Metatrone, NefeshCore), Adam Cook (A Hill To Die Upon), Davide Bruno (Metatrone, NefeshCore) and more.
Astralium was formed in 2014 by soprano Roberta Pappalardo and bass player Giuseppe Pappalardo. Drummer Salvo Grasso (Metatrone, Hypersonic) and guitarist Emanuele Alessandro complete the line-up.
Album pre-order: http://bit.ly/astralium_preorder
Album teaser: https://youtu.be/b1Xg9acn32I
Legendary Spanish doom metallers Golgotha, have just signed a deal with Xtreem Music for the release of their long-awaited 4th album, 14 years after their previous effort "New Life", released in 2005. This new album has just been recorded and it's in the process of being mixed and is set to be released on October 2019.
Golgotha emerged in 1992 from the union between its two legendary original members: guitarist Vicente Payá (Unbounded Terror) and vocalist Amón López, who are still the alma mater of the band with the new drummer Tomeu Crespí. The 1st EP "Caves of Mind" was indeed the 1st release of Repulse Records, now known as Xtreem Music, which closes the circle 25 years later!
The new album, which will feature 8 tracks in the vein of the 1st album "Melancholy", is being recorded and mixed in the Psychosomatic Recording Studio by producer Miguel Angel Riutort "Mega", and the band plans to launch a crowdfunding campaign one month before the official release, where they will offer a series of limited editions on CD, vinyl and T-shirts, which will be announced in due time. Golgotha plans to offer a series of live performances to present the new album after its release.
In addition to the official Facebook page, www.facebook.com/GolgothaOfficialBand, Golgotha are premiering their new official website at www.golgothaofficial.com, where all the information regarding the band is concentrated. More details to be announced once the recording process and artwork design is completed.
Meanwhile, you can listen to the latest recording of Golgotha, the self-released 2018 EP "Arise", at the following location: https://youtu.be/SP4xxv879nQ
Belarusian instrumental black metal trio krvvla is about to release their new (maxi) single. Keeping true to the tradition of one-letter album titles, the band named their upcoming track "T". This is krvvla’s 5th release since their formation in 2015. The track features a mixture of black and death metal that sounds more like a dialogue between the two subgenres rather than their fusion. The single is set to be released on July 5, 2019 and will be available on all music streaming platforms.
Check out the teaser right now:- https://youtu.be/9krr7y6-H1k
krvvla is a three-piece instrumental black metal band based in Minsk, Belarus. Formed in 2015, the band has already released 4 EPs and shared the stage with such bands as Hexis, Wiegedood, Celeste, and Furia. Even though they've been playing together for only 4 years, each of the band members has at least a decade of experience in playing in various local bands (Crown For the Rat King, Coat, Barrow, Sen Deni, Scenario, Challenger Deep).
UK black-metal outfit Necronautical have announced details of their latest offering, new album ‘Apotheosis’, set for release on 30th August through world-renowned extreme metal label Candlelight Records.
The album was recorded, mixed & mastered by British producer Chris Fielding (Winterfylleth, Witchsorrow, Mammoth Weed Wizard Bastard) at Skyhammer Studio. Adorned by the foreboding artwork of David Thiérrée (Behemoth, Gorgoroth), 'Apotheosis' serves as a sonic epitaph to the human experiences of hope and faith. It details a melancholic journey through an empty and brutal existence, taking inspiration from the works of Friedrich Nietzsche, Chuck Palanuik and Neil Gaiman.
'Nihil Sub Sole Novum’ is the first single to be shared from Apotheosis with the band adding,
"We feel that this song acts as a perfect microcosm for the direction of the album and of Necronautical itself: a relentless combination of punishing riffs and melancholic euphoria. The title translates as “nothing new under the sun”, directly challenging the conclusion of Ecclesiastes 1:9, and instead seeking to elevate the bleak and repetitive nature of life and humanity to the dais reserved for its gods. The song draws on the concepts of anamnesis and of a mythical pre-human golden age, and asks if such rediscovered knowledge can break the monotony of existence.”
Listen to 'Nihil Sub Sole Novum’ - https://necronautical.lnk.to/Apotheosis
Watch the official 'Nihil Sub Sole Novum’ - https://youtu.be/zQqHCATA3AI
Necronautical, literally meaning “relating to the exploration of death”, was initially formed as a recording only project in 2014 by founders Naut, Carcarrion and Anchorite. The trio recorded, produced and released their debut album 'Black Sea Misanthropy' that same year. The album received high praise from listeners and critics alike, and quickly established Necronautical as one of the most promising and unique projects in the UK's flourishing Black Metal scene. The album caught the attention of the newly resurrected Cacophonous Records, who signed Necronautical for the release of their second album.
The trio recruited Slugh on drums in 2015 and set about preparing for their first live performances, as well as recording their sophomore album. Necronautical released 'The Endurance at Night' in 2016, along with a video for the single 'Nihilartikel'. Marking a vast expansion upon the band's sound, concept and vision, the album received great critical acclaim, and saw the band featured in magazines such as Metal Hammer, Kerrang! and Powerplay, among many others.
Necronautical made their live debut opening for Dark Funeral at London's Underworld in 2016. Quickly gaining a loyal following from their immersive live performances, the band went on to play many concerts nationwide, before being invited to join Winterfylleth, Wiegedood and Fen for a 14 date tour of Europe and the United Kingdom in 2017. Necronautical kicked off their live calendar in 2018 by performing at Inferno Festival in Norway, and also appeared at Mammothfest, Incineration Festival, and the Blackwood Gathering.
Naut - Vocals, Guitar
Carcarrion - Guitar
Anchorite - Bass Guitar, Vocals
Slugh - Drums
Pre-order the album - https://necronautical.lnk.to/Apotheosis
Necronautical live dates:
11.07.2019 Outpost, Liverpool w/ The Infernal Sea, Burial, Ba'al
12.07.2019 Alberts, Nottingham w/ The Infernal Sea, Burial
13.07.2019 Scruffy Murphy's, Birmingham w/ The Infernal Sea, Shadowflag, Wolvencrown, Crimson Throne
14.07.2019 Fulford Arms, York w/ The Infernal Sea, Ante-Inferno, Burial
25.07.2019 Beermageddon Festival, Bromsgrove, UK
11.10.2019 Rebellion, Manchester w/ Sojouner & Havukruunu
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