English Metalcore crew Architects unveil new album 'For Those That Wish To Exist', set for release February 26th 2021 via Epitaph
Architects will release their ninth studio record 'For Those That Wish To Exist' on 26th February via Epitaph. The self-produced record arrives as the follow-up to the band’s critically acclaimed 2018 release 'Holy Hell', which took a look at the pain and despair that lay at the heart of losing a brother, band mate and best friend in Tom Searle, the group’s founding guitarist.
On 'For Those That Wish To Exist', Architects examine the part we are all playing in the world’s slow destruction, and tackle the biggest questions facing the future of our planet. Such concerns that have long been prevalent in the music of a band who have continually championed and shared their platform with causes such as Sea Shepherd, are outspoken critics of barbaric exercises such as fox hunting, and who focus on sustainability in everything from their touring to merch production.
The record’s 15-tracks hang in a limbo between energising positivity that it is not too late to correct our collective course, and a paralysing negativity of defeatism; where hope and despondency are bed-fellows triggered daily by the simple act of existence. A reflection of human condition, 'For Those That Wish To Exist' calls for all of us to rise to challenge established models and strive for a collective betterment.
“This album was me looking at our inability to change to a way of life that would sustain the human race and save the planet,” summarises principal songwriter Dan Searle. “I wanted to look in the mirror and ask ourselves the question of what are <we> going to do, as opposed to trying to point the finger at politicians. Change has to start on a personal level. The world has developed a culture of wanting someone else to deal with it, when we need to take our own responsibility. It has to start there.”
The band recently shared the first glimpse at the forthcoming record with the release of the first single, “Animals.”
WATCH THE MUSIC VIDEO FOR “ANIMALS” NOW
Irish doom metal band The Grief is proud to release their new digital EP “Descent” on Spotify, Apple Music, Bandcamp & all other common streaming platforms. The EP will be released this week on Thursday, Oct 22. Lyric & guitar playthrough videos for the lead single “To Hew In Wrath” can be found at the band’s YouTube channel (link below) & on all streaming platforms.
The Descent EP is the band’s second release in 2020 and follows on from the debut “Ascent” EP, released in March this year. Descent features 5 tracks of varied material, recorded during the same sessions as the Ascent EP & once again the 5 tracks were mastered by Dan Swano at Unisound. Artwork fo the EP was created by Slava Gerj.
Formed in early 2016, The Grief features members from Cork-based metal bands Corr Mhóna, For Ruin and Soothsayer some of whose members had originally played together in a Katatonia tribute band (Katatonik). The Grief plays a mixture of doom-tinged metal with influences from many of the classic British doom metal bands & made their initial live appearances in 2017 before recording an initial unreleased demo with the initial line up of the band:
When the drum position was vacated by Farrow (who moved abroad), the band decided to focus on recording their first 9 songs during 2019 at Murphy’s home studio in North Cork. Recordings were completed in late 2019 with Murphy performing the drum parts until new drummer Con Doyle joined the band in March 2020.
Spotify - https://open.spotify.com/album/4lnH42S4uNvwBAYoKzn6LN?si=JbiIZkmZQv6YLtfBQazkJA
Bandcamp - https://thegrief1.bandcamp.com/releases
iTunes - https://music.apple.com/ie/artist/the-grief/1496996964
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/griefdoommetal/
YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_oU9fvolEB52i6IBskopTw
Israeli progressive metallers Scardust have released a new music video for 'Gone'. The track is taken from their new album 'Strangers', which will be released on October 30th, 2020 via M-Theory Audio. The YouTube video can be viewed here: https://youtu.be/ibPVGP3mIJ0
“Today we dream together, hand in hand we gather memories to pack when we go, TOMORROW I’LL BE GONE”
Vocalist Noa Gruman states that:-
"You have your own dreams and ambitions, and sometimes you may choose to achieve them by yourself. Gone is told by one who left. It shows the bitter sweet side of caring deeply about someone but having to leave them for your own personal needs. The song is fast, exciting, feels like a soundtrack to accompany a big adventure, and the choruses are repetitive and catchy."
"In the video we see the band playing together by a concrete wall representing today. They are surrounded by paint cans lying on the ground. Suddenly, the video takes a sharp turn and the musicians appear each in their own unique location by the sea, in a bright colorful dream-like scene representing tomorrow. Then back to playing together by the concrete wall, and so on alternately, until we get to the instrumental section. From there it becomes a big explosion of color smears and splashes, alongside musicians playing in a dark closed scene, then back to the sea, back to the concrete, and ending in a beautiful sea painting... on the concrete."
Mastered by Jens Bogren (Opeth, Devin Townsend, Arch Enemy), “Strangers” was written and composed jointly by singer Noa Gruman and composer Orr Didi, who also collaborated with Gruman on SCARDUST’s full-length debut “Sands of Time” – which was hailed by Prog Magazine as “extraordinary” – and their 2015 EP “Shadow.” The album features guest appearances from German folk musician Patty Gurdy, as well as vocals by the Hellscore choir and England’s prestigious Westbrook Hay Prep School Chamber Choir. Pre-orders for CD and limited-edition gray smoke vinyl editions of “Strangers” are now live at: https://smarturl.com/scardust2020
Scardust also recently launched the “Mist Cover Challenge,” an invitation for fans to play or sing along with the final minute of the new song “Mist,” the closing track of “Strangers.” To enter the challenge, follow the instructions at https://scardust.co/mist-cover-challenge/ and upload your video anywhere on social media, tagging the band and including the hashtag #scardustmist. Entries close on Oct. 25, and winners will be announced by the band during a special livestream on Nov. 1 that will also feature a live performance and a Q&A with special guest Patty Gurdy.
Israel’s leading progressive metal group, Scardust has performed at such major festivals as Ramblin’ Man Fair (UK), Metaldays (Slovenia) and Midi (China). In addition, the band hosts the annual “Scarfest” event in their home country, where they’ve also appeared alongside the likes of Therion, Epica and Symphony X.
Noa Gruman – Vocals
Yanai Avnet – Bass
Yadin Moyal – Guitar
Itai Portugali – Keyboards
Yoav Weinberg – Drums
Hungarian symphonic metallers Tales Of Evening premiere new song and music video “Leap of Faith” / “Csak én Látom”!
Symphonic metal band Tales Of Evening have released a brand new song and music video, “Leap of Faith”, also recorded in their native language as “Csak én látom”. Taken from their upcoming album, which is expected to be released in 2021, the new song continues the tradition of English language songs started by their 2019 album, “A New Dawn Awaits”. Main songwriter, bandleader and keyboardist Attila Ádám shared his thoughts about the new song, the shooting of the music video and their future plans below.
Tales Of Evening - Csak én Látom (Official Music Video) (Hungarian version)
Tales Of Evening - Leap of Faith (Official Music Video) (English version)
“The base of our new song, “Csak én látom” has been finished for a while now, but we had to delay the release several times due to the pandemic. We definitely wanted to publish “Csak én látom”, because it’s very important for us to always release something between the albums. The feedback for our latest album, “A New Dawn Awaits” has been very positive, and while touring with Rhapsody Of Fire this spring, it’s also been proven that international audiences are quite fond of those songs as well. On that tour we had the chance to share our music live with wonderful people of various countries. English version of the song, “Leap Of Faith” was recorded to make this kind of international interaction possible once again.
As many of us are from Zala county, Hungary, this music video was shot and directed by Balázs Gerócs at the Hevesi Sándor Theatre at Zalaegerszeg, and also in the village where I was born, Tornyiszentmiklós. Although the song is unusually short, it is especially tight and modern in sound. It is thought-provoking and also carries a strong message, hence we hope it gets the attention by fans and radios we think it deserves.
It is also the first song we’ve recorded with our new bass guitarist, Dávid Szegedi, who’s also a student of the Music Studio of Kőbánya.
2021 is Tales Of Evening’s 10th birthday, and we’re working hard to celebrate it with a brand new album. This song is it’s first herald, so we’re positive it will become something truly special.”
Korpiklaani today announce their new studio album Jylhä, which will be released on February 5th via Nuclear Blast Records. Jylhä (which has no direct translation, but can be described as majestic and also wild or rugged in a strong, beautiful way) will be available as digital album, CD, black vinyl and grass green vinyl [limited to 300 pieces]. The pre-order will start soon.
In celebration of the happy news, the band has released a music video for the first single 'Leväluhta' today that you can watch here: https://youtu.be/DNzHB9hqiKU
Korpiklaani are unique - their blend of Finnish folk music and heavy metal is like no other. Like traditional folk music that tells tales of joy, heartbreak and stories of old, Korpiklaani brings new life to these tales adding the high energy of rock‘n'roll and heavy metal. What you hear on record is what you hear live; authentic, honest and a lot of fun. Korpiklaani is a natural representation of our journey in this life, bringing music and emotions that can have you dancing all night, to quiet moments of melancholy.
Jylhä continues this journey with a collection of tales of folklore, nature, celebration and three stories of murder, including the infamous Lake Bodom murders.
Singer Jonne states:-
"Jylhä is not just a battering heavy metal record, it's also our most volatile full-length album to date. For example, some of the new songs feature energetic punk rock influences and there are even some audible laid-back reggae-rhythms, like our first single, Leväluhta."
Leväluhta (or Levänluhta) is a spring in Isokyrö. The remains of approximately a hundred Iron Age bodies have been found buried there, and it remains unclear why the deceased were laid to rest in the spring. In the story, the narrator himself is one of the buried, floating in the lap of clear water beyond time and knowledge. The video tells us a fictional story about what may have happened in the mystical Leväluhta.
Film was shot at Kammi-Kylä (Nummijärvi) 2020.
Thanks to Erkki Kalliomäki, who built the amazing Kammi-Kylä, cheers to our talented actors Yrjänä and Mirja and special thanks to Mikko and Susanna Summa who provided our transport vehicle to location. Also thanks to Italo Moncada, Helmin Kortteeri, Artistiasu, Isobar Finland and Valofirma.
Periphery have announced their first live album, releasing the 10-song Periphery: Live in London (pre-orders: smarturl.it/LIL_it) on Nov. 13.
Guitarist Jake Bowen explains the decision behind this:-
“For years Periphery has wanted to do a live record. We’d always talk about it, what show would we capture? When would we do it? What would we want it to sound like? On November 15, 2019 we figured out the answers to those questions by capturing our entire show in London and we couldn’t be more excited to show it to everyone. London has consistently been one of our favourite places to play and this show was certainly one we’ll never forget, so we present to you our first live album...Periphery: Live in London!”
The varied track list includes music from throughout the D.C.-born band’s discography. Periphery IV: HAIL STAN (https://store.3dotrecordings.com/) arrived in the Spring of 2019, debuting at #1 on Billboard’s Independent Albums, Rock Albums and Hard Rock Album charts, as well as entering the trade magazine’s Top Album Sales and Digital Albums charts at #9. The nine-song release is the follow up to their 2017 GRAMMY® Award nominated Periphery III: Select Difficulty. The 2016 album has tallied 35 million cumulative streams. Periphery band members have graced the covers of Guitar World, Revolver, Modern Drummer, Bass Player and more.
Jake Bowen (guitar, programming)
Matt Halpern (drums)
Mark Holcomb (guitar)
Misha Mansoor (guitar, programming)
Spencer Sotelo (vocals).
From the sewers of Copenhagen emerge Undergang! The filthy bastards in Undergang are preparing to unleash their fifth full-length album of sewer death metal, "Aldrig I Livet".
The first taste of "Aldrig I Livet" comes with the official music video for album track "Menneskeæder." Watch the video at this location.
"Aldrig I Livet" will be out on Dark Descent Records/Me Saco Un Ojo Records December 4 on digital, CD, cassette and vinyl. Pre-order the album at darkdescentrecords.bandcamp.com/album/aldrig-i-livet
Since 2008, Denmark’s Undergang have been pursuing the deepest, darkest depths of total death metal. Steeped in the classics, the quartet aren’t so much “old school” like so many HM-2 worshippers nowadays as they are simply old-sounding, brazenly brandishing a sound that nods to early Finnish death metal, slimy doom-death as equally as timeless goregrind. It’s a sound that’s garnered the band a legion of devotees across the world, and justifiably so.
And while it’s been three interminably long years since their last album, Misantropologi, at long last do Undergang arrive with their long-awaited fifth full-length: "Aldrig I Livet". Simply put, this is Undergang at their very best, subtly striving for new twists on their characteristic sound whilst making that sound more engaging than ever before. Graced with utterly crushing production, "Aldrig I Livet" is undoubtedly the band’s most ominous record to date, rooting among the ruins of the most desolate doom-death committed to tape and warping that wreckage with slithering solos that seem to creep like tendrils across an inter-dimensional portal.
It’s a sick and sickening slog through the sewers of the subconscious – forecasted by the cover art, once again courtesy of vocalist/guitarist David Mikkelsen – and Undergang effortlessly lumber forth with a swagger that’s startling to behold. Even this many years into their celebrated catalog, the quartet show no signs of relinquishing their crown as Denmark’s premier death metal champions, and "Aldrig I Livet" is disgusting proof.
Cover art for "Aldrig I Livet" by D. Torturdød. The video for Menneskeæder was filmed and edited by Martin Goltermann/Muskedonner Medier.
A. Dødshjælp- Drums
D. Torturdød - Vocals/Guitars
Mads Haarløv - Guitars/Backing vocals
Martin Leth Andersen - Bass
Finland's Lie In Ruins have premiered a brand new track off their forthcoming album, Floating in Timeless Streams. The song, "(Becoming) One with the Aether," is streaming now at this location.
Dark Descent Records will release Floating in Timeless Streams November 20 on CD, digital and vinyl. Pre-order the album HERE.
Lie In Ruins will unleash their most intense release to date with Floating in Timeless Streams. Throughout these 8 hellish tracks, Lie In Ruins twists their cavernous sound into new, more violent forms.
"(Becoming) One with the Aether" is the second track released off of Floating in Timeless Streams. The album's first single, “Spectral Realms of Fornication” is streaming at this location.
Six years after Lie In Ruin's last full-length (2014's Towards Divine Death), Floating in Timeless Streams sees a more streamlined approach from the band. A departure from the 70+ minute onslaught of Towards Divine Death, Floating in Timeless Streams delivers a more calculated attack, clocking in at 41 lethal minutes.
Floating in Timeless Streams continues to highlight the tremendous guitar work of Roni Ärling and Tuomas Kulmala, their mastery backed by new addition of Corpsessed drummer Jussi-Pekka Manner. The album is rounded out by the tormented and guttural vocals of Roni Sahari (Desolate Shrine).
Lie In Ruin’s magnum opus, Floating in Timeless Streams is arguably the most brutal album of 2020. Finnish death metal's finest!
Roni Ärling- Guitars
Tuomas Kulmala - Guitars / Vocals
Roni Sahari - Bass/Vocals
Jussi-Pekka Manner - Drums / Backing vocals
Canadian heavy metal band, Greybeard, has signed with Wormholedeath for the re-release of their astonishing full-length debut "Oracle"!
Hailing from the northern reaches of Canada, Greybeard has honed their sound on "Oracle" with a story that wraps betrayal, cowardice, hatred, and ultimately vengeance into an epic album. Combining elements of death, black, and prog, with a solid dose of classic metal influences, "Oracle" is set for release on 06 11 2020 on all digital stores and streaming services worldwide and it can be pre ordered HERE.
A thunderous machine, pumping as much old-school groove as modern musicianship, Greybeard weaves roaring riffs and slithering solos, while tales of tyrants and tragedies spew forth. The band’s headbanging , fist pumping performances whip audiences.
into a froth of dancing demons as Greybeard unveils genre-defying harmonic soundscapes through a backbone of metal. Audience members have been unable to pigeonhole Greybeard, being treated with an homage to influences stretching from Opeth to Mastodon to Black Sabbath. Born under the vast shadows of the Canadian Rocky Mountains, Greybeard are Ross Andersen, Casey Rogers, Amada Bourdon and Guy Onraet. The four friends entered a coven in 2018 over their love for the many moods inspired by all things heavy. After thumping stages in clubs and festivals in the local scene, and riding the wings of three EP releases, Greybeard’s full length debut album is primed for a new wave of aural ecstasy in 2020.
Amanda Bourdon - Bass Vocals
Casey Rogers - Drums
Guy Onreat - Guitar
Ross Andersen - Vocals, Guitar
Ukraine's leading death metal band Hell:on will release their long-awaited 6th full-length album "Scythian Stamm" on November 1st, 2020 via Hell Serpent Music. Hell:on have now released their second single and music video in the form of "My Testament"!
Recently, Hell:on released their first Single “Architect’s Temple” which can be heard here:-
Pre-order "Scythian Stamm": http://bit.ly/2RJOOsH
Hell:on was formed in early 2005, in Zaporizhzhia, eastern Ukraine. Hell:on plays death metal with oriental and tribal influences. Lyrically the band generally deals with mysticism, philosophy and anti-religion. During the recordings of previous albums the band had worked with Andreas Kisser, Jeff Waters, Andy LaRocque, Marek Pajak.
In 2019, band was nominated as 'Best Ukrainian Metal Act'. The band have also shared the stage with the likes of Rotting Christ, Kreator, Marduk, Napalm Death and more.
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