Poland's Devilish Impressions unleash new single and lyric video “Interregnvm”. "Postmortem Whispering Crows" EP details revealed. Pre-order now
Polish melodic black / death metal outfit Devilish Impressions recently announced the signing with Non Serviam Records.
Today the band unveils the first single taken from their upcoming release, "Postmortem Whispering Crows" EP, a follow up to their critically acclaimed 4th studio record “The I”.
Watch the lyric video HERE: https://youtu.be/e2-9Tv_Abwg
"Postmortem Whispering Crows" will be released on September 13th 2019. The pre-orders are active now: https://bit.ly/2YKSb4D
Music wise "Postmortem Whispering Crows" simply continues where “The I” left off. Having introduced some rock-like solos on the latest full-length these unreleased tracks seem to be characterized by even more open approach to the genre. "Postmortem Whispering Crows" is an epic journey across black death metal with the band's own, unique flare to it.
Quazarre (vocals / guitars) comments:-
“One of my all-time greatest inspirations has always been literature of The Young Poland, a modernist period in Polish literature, covering roughly the years between 1890 and 1918. The movement promoted trends of decadence, neo-romanticism, symbolism, catastrophism and impressionism. Having quoted ‘Dzieci Szatana’ (Satans Kinder) by one of the period’s visionary Stanisław Przybyszewski within the lyrics of our “Adventvs” EP, it’s been a logical way for me to immerse both ‘The I’ and ‘Posmortem Whispering Crows’ EP even deeper into the decadent world of other haunted figures associated with the philosophy of their leader. The quoted authors following the period’s concept believed in decadence, an end of all culture, the conflict between humans and their civilization, and the concept of art as the highest value.”
Russian Prog Metallers Next Door To Heaven release new album "V Ways To Accept" via Sliptrick Records
Russian female progressive metal act Next Door To Heaven has released the new album "V Ways To Accept" via Sliptrick Records.
"The album takes the listener into a long journey through all stages of grief and life changes. It contains 10 songs all of which will make you feel involved into a very personal story. Despite the fact that the album is very sacramental for musicians created it, listeners can find something for themselves. "V Ways To Accept" is a painful cure for a human being but it helps to see the way out".
Check the video for the single "Light" and the lyric video for "Acceptance II: I See Through".
Next Door To Heaven: Next Door To Heaven was formed in St.Petersburg, Russia on September 2014. The band was founded by Eugene Mazunov (guitars, bass, back vocals) and Daria Mazunova (vocals and lyrics). Next Door To Heaven plays progressive/alternative metal, with the debut album "Exit Station" released in November 2016.
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Toulouse-based Melodic Death Metal unit Aephanemer, who burst into the Metal scene in 2014, have signed a worldwide record deal with Napalm Records. With their debut EP Know Thyself, followed by the first and critically acclaimed full-length Memento Mori in 2016, the band quickly began to grow a loyal fanbase and already left their big stamp in the current extreme Metal scene and beyond. Integrating musical elements from Scandinavian Melodic Death Metal, Slavic traditional music and classical symphonies, Aephanemer deliver such fresh and modern sound that could likely see them to influence a whole, new generation in metal.
After two years of songwriting and countless live performances, including a show at Wacken Open Air in 2018, Aephanemer have not just released their sophomore album, Prokopton, in March 2019, but have already gained the attention by leading Rock and Metal label Napalm Records:-
"Over the course of 3 year I have been following Aephanemer and always impressively admired this French band style of Melodic Death Metal.“ A&R Sebastian Muench comments. "Napalm will re-release the unbelievable album Prokopton during late 2019 and fans of Wintersun, Children Of Bodom and Ensiferum should get excited! "Bienvenue" to the Napalm family!“
Says the band about their recent signing:-
"We are more than happy to announce we have signed with one of the leading heavy metal record labels, and house of many bands we love: Napalm Records! After five years as an independent band, we are committed to get the most out of this opportunity to reach the next level and focus on our dearest duties: creating music, playing it live, and meeting our supporters! Many great things are coming!"
See Aephanemer's new video for the fierce track Bloodline, taken from Prokopton, HERE!
Set for a re-release on Vinyl and CD formats in late 2019 with Napalm Records, watch out for many more news on Aephanemer to follow in the days ahead!
Martin Hamiche – Lead Guitar
Marion Bascoul – Vocals & Rhythm Guitar
Lucie Woaye-Hune – Bass
Mickaël Bonnevialle – Drums
July 27 FR - Rock à Block, Le Girouard
August 5 CH - Pratteln
August 31 FR - Keudfest, Cossé-en-Champagne
September 6 FR - Metal Help Fest, Montpellier
September 21 ESP - Folk Fest Zaragoza, Zaragoza
Fighter Records is proud to announce the signing of Ankhara, one of the most legendary Spanish Heavy Metal bands from he 90's, for the international release of their acclaimed 4th album "Sinergia", originally released for the Spanish market, and which will now be released with 3 bonus on CD and also limited vinyl version on 12 "LP.
Ankhara returned after fourteen years of recording silence presenting her 4th studio album "Sinergia". In this new album, the guys from Madrid recover the essence of their first two works in favour of an authentic and revamped sound, which tastes to Power and Hard Rock, but above all, Heavy Metal. A raw and straight album that some media have already stated to be "their most aggressive work to date"; in which the voice of Pacho Brea is reminiscent of "Rob Halford or Ripper Owens"; and with the guitar solos of Cecilio and Alberto being described simply as "epic". The power of the double bass drum by Matt de Vallejo and the elegance of Sergio's bass is also said to complete "a rounded disc".
"Sinergia" has been recorded by a lineup close to the original, in which Matt de Vallejo (037 Leo, Zero3iete) replaces Jesús Alcalde. Guitars and vocals have been recorded at José Rubio's Meiga Sound Studios (José Andrëa and Uróboros, ex-Warcry); drums at Andy C.'s Cadillac Blood (Lords of Black, ex-Saratoga, ex-Dark Moor) and the bass at Mojo Road. The mixing and mastering have been made at Cube Madrid by Alberto Seara (Sôber, Mägo de Oz) and the cover is the work of Fernando 'Nanderas'.
International release date for Ankhara's "Sinergia" will be 18th of September 2019 through Fighter Records on CD & 12"LP formats. In the meantime, check out ANKHARA's official Facebook site here: www.facebook.com/Ankhara-473887429326193 and listen to a song of the album on the following link: https://youtu.be/mT-hr9eJaI4
Black metal band Gates to the Morning are now streaming the entirety of their debut album Return To Earth via Metal Injection. The album will be released this Friday.
The band commented:-
"After a long wait we are very proud to finally release our debut full-length Return To Earth. It is a 14 track concept album that lyrically and conceptually deals with the challenges and triumphs, pitfalls and mountaintops of a journey of enlightenment. I am proud of all the musicians who played on this record and of all the different sounds and moods we were able to capture, it is an exciting beginning to the band looking ahead to a very creatively active future."
Listen to the album in full here: https://metalinjection.net/av/new-music/gates-to-the-mornings-new-album-return-to-earth-is-a-jazzy-metal-masterpiece
Gates To The Morning are a New Jersey post black metal band driven by the singular vision of Sean Meyers. Having started as a bedroom black metal project whilst still attending Montclair State University for Jazz Performance, Meyers started to collect material in 2016 for what would become the bands debut, Return To Earth. Pulling from a myriad set of influences, ranging from Opeth to Art Blakey by way of Tool, Gates To The Morning have rapidly refined a sound that is wholly their own and speaks to a dark unreality. Full of bombastic imagery and transcendent choruses, Gates To The Morning is finally taking form.
With his jazz background balanced with a long history in the infamous New Jersey DIY scene, Meyers hoped to create something powerful and thoughtful with Return To Earth. Fully invested in his work, he found himself recording drums at Backroom Studios with Kevin Antreassian of The Dillinger Escape Plan and then collaborating with friends to finish the studio process both at Backroom Studios and in various home setups. It was during this process that he chose to embrace the ethereal vocals of Meg Moyer for the project in addition to his own, further growing the bands sonic palette. The end result, and consequent live band, features performances from a variety of players, ranging from childhood friends to fellow jazz musicians.
Return To Earth is a concept album with lyrics orbiting around the twin concepts of challenge and triumphs, the pitfalls and mountaintops found on a journey of awakening and enlightenment. This opening ululation is powerful and deeply emotional, hinting at much more to come from these Garden State musicians. After years of deliberation and struggle their unique sound has finally come together. Gates To The Morning are plotting their first live shows around the release of Return To Earth and are steeling themselves for the stage.
01 King Obscure
02 Terra Incognita
03 Surveying Forgotten Landscapes
04 My Star
05 Crossing The Abyss
06 Freezing the Sundials
07 Chapel Perilous
09 Haunting The Third Chamber
10 Chasing Shadows
11 Two Winters
14 Return to Earth
Albania's Crossbones release their new album “The Awakening” Friday, July 12th, via Alpha Omega Records. The album was produced, mixed and mastered by Alex Azzali at Alpha Omega Studios. “The Awakening” is now available on all the digital platforms:
Spotify – iTunes – Apple – Amazon
Comments the band on “The Awakening”:
"What if everything you are told is a lie? Are you ready to start accepting it? This album is an inner reflection on the origins of human kind. It is a personal view on who brought us here on Earth. It also raises questions on whether all the information and knowledge we have is true or beneficial to our journey. What if everything we are taught is wrong, wayward, a version of the truth; the personal truth of a certain group and not the objective truth? It is time for us to open our minds and hearts and to begin accepting that our origins and this place we call “home” maybe far more exotic and fantastic than what we can even begin to imagine. It is time to wake up from the deep sleep of ignorance and absolute darkness and enlighten our minds, hearts and souls and to prepare to take a step further into ascension."
Just recently Crossbones released the official video “Realigning The Truth”, taken from the new album, watch it here: https://youtu.be/PeTi4DX9XqY
Crossbones is the most recognized metal act in Albania and the only band from the mid 90’s that still keeps going, today stronger than ever. Their album “WWIII” is making quite a buzz since its launch in January 13th 2017. The album was produced, mixed and mastered by Tommy Talamanca (Sadist) at Nadir Music Studios. “WWIII” combines American thrash metal influences with a dark sound and typical Est European sonorities. The result is an album created with the intention of hit hard the ears of the listener without losing melodic passages and “catchy” riffs, and where the recurring use of both English and Albanian languages marks a new way in the European post-thrash genre. Among countless gigs and performances, CROSSBONES have played with Rock and Metal giants such as Ian Paice, legendary drummer of Deep Purple and as a direct support act for Greek Black Metal legends of Rotting Christ. Furthermore the band has headlined many concerts and festivals in Italy, Greece, North Macedonia, Montenegro, Kosovo, toured in Baltics (Estonia and Latvia), Ukraine and headlined Balkan Metal Meeting 4 Tuzla/Bosnia, April 27-28 2018, and more. Crossbones' new effort, “The Awakening” is released digitally on July 12th, via Alpha Omega Records, produced, mixed and mastered by Alex Azzali at Alpha Omega Studios.
Danish Black Metallers Orm release first excerpt from 'Ir'; album nears August release through Indisciplinarian
Danish black metal band Orm recently announced the release of their long awaited second album, Ir ("verdigris"), which will see the light of day on August 30th through Indisciplinarian. Now, the band releases the first album audio excerpt. As the album is comprised of two massive compositions, the new preview showcases five minutes of music from the record's A-side in a filmed live fashion. Preorders for the album's physical formats are now also available.
Orm's second album Ir is an ambitious progressive black metal work consisting of the two compositions "Klippens Lyse Hal" ("The Bright Hall Of The Cliff") and "Bær Solen Ud" ('Carry Out The Sun"), which clock in at twenty-three and twenty-four minutes respectively. The band's guitarist and singer Simon Sonne Andersen produced the album, and the band collectively designed the record's visual side themselves.
Recently, Orm released the first sounds from Ir in an album trailer, but now the band unleashes the first genuine excerpt from the album in the shape of five minutes from the record's side A, "Klippens Lyse Hal." The excerpt is not sound directly from the album though but instead it comes from a recent live session in the Copenhagen based studio Black Tornado, produced by the band itself and filmed by film-makers Bjørn Patterson and Anders Dahl.
Listen and watch as Orm performs an excerpt from Ir's "Klippens Lyse Hal" HERE.
Orm (Danish for "serpent") assumed form in 2015, and in 2017, the band released its first and eponymous album which arose with its mythical tales of man and nature accompanied by a grandiose, melodic yet raw and direct black metal. The next chapter of Orm's history is Ir, where the contrasts are bigger, the complex is more complex, the simple simpler, and the melodies are poignant and contagious. The form is elongated, dynamic, and adventurous, and the musical ambition and performance bears witness to an ensemble void of compromise and led solely by its own flame, wherever it may lead. The album's narration revolves around the impermanence of all things and is a personal reflection on how this aspect is contained within the human drama, religion, and nature.
Ir will be released on vinyl, cassette, and digital formats on August 30th 2019 through Indisciplinarian. The vinyl version is pressed in runs of 400 copies on black vinyl and 100 on white, both with a beautiful gatefold with a booklet, and the cassette version comes in 150 white copies in a slipcase. Both physical versions of the album are now available for pre-ordering via Indisciplinarian webshop HERE.
In connection with the album release, Orm will play a string of Danish shows, among those a release show at Alice in Copenhagen the day before the release. The band has also added two November shows in Aarhus and Odense, and they are among the headliners at the Raise Your Horns Festival on their native island of Bornholm in September. Mainland European shows are currently being booked for early 2020.
ORM Live 2019:
8/29/2019 Alice - København, DK *Ir release show [info]
9/13-14/2019 Raise Your Horns Festival - Rønne, DK [info]
11/01/2019 Headquarters - Aarhus, DK [info]
11/02/2019 Studenterhuset - Odense, DK [info]
As announced a few weeks ago and after already unveiling the official music video of the single "For Today" and then releasing their new album 'One Last Breath' for CD & Digital, French melodic metallers EZOX just streamed the full-record over YouTube.
In addition to the album full-stream, the official 4K music video for the single "For Today" is still up on YouTube too while physical and digital versions of the album are both available on bandcamp.
Stream the whole record on YouTube | Buy your copy on Bandcamp
...For the record...
Founded in 2013 in South-East of France, EZOX is a melodic metal four-piece which spend its first year as a band to write some songs and find its own musical path.
EZOX's first effort official 'Crawl To Paradise' compiling the works written between 2014 and 2018 is a bewitching journey through violence and melodies of an announced disaster that sounds like crushing waves...
A few months only after the release of the EP, Ezox entered the studio to record a new album released worldwide on May/June 2019.
For fans of In Flames, Dissection, Parkway Drive, Trivium, Thy Art Is Murder...
Art Gates Records are proud to welcome to their big family, the Portuguese Prog Melodic Death Metal veterans Morbid Death!
During many years, their sound differed from song to song, turning a difficult task to label a metal genre and never knowing how the next song would sound like. Actually, and due to the influences of their new members, Morbid Death sounds more into Prog Melodic Death Metal. That is what turns Morbid Death as an unique metal band.
In words of the band:
“The band is currently living a great moment with great ideas, vibes, motivation and great plans for the upcoming future. Describing this joy, isn’t easy. Despite being so called veterans, we humbly know that there’s much work ahead and this amazing alliance with Art Gates Records, enlarges the bands horizon. We truly believe in their professionalism, know-how. Their guidance will be very helpful in taking our Prog / Melodic Death Metal to a new plateau and new audiences. So, thank you so much AGR for finding us!!! Thanks for believing in us (Ricardo, Rafael and Luís) and also in our fans! Lets do this!”
With two demo tapes, three studio albums, one EP, one Live DVD and three official videos released, 2019 marks the start of Morbid Death‘s worldwide career relaunch and proudly becomes part of the AGR family. With this alliance, the band will release their new album in the beginning of 2020, the year of Morbid Death’s 30th anniversary.
Floridian Symphonic Black/Death Metallers Immanifest sign with The Artisan Era; new album out this year
Tampa, Florida-based symphonic black/death metal project Immanifest is excited to announce their signing to rising extreme metal label, The Artisan Era. Active since 2008, Immanifest immediately made a name for themselves with the 2010 release of their EP, Qliphotic. A well-received effort by fans of symphonic extreme metal all over the globe. After it was released, it was also highly praised by numerous members of influential extreme metal acts including musicians who play in Old Man's Child, Borknager, Deicide, Kamelot, and Malevolent Creation.
Good things come to those who wait, and, Immanifest is gearing up to unleash a new album of their best material yet later in the year that is very much worth the time it's taken it to come to fruition. The Artisan Era excitedly shared that, "We've been fans of their previous work for many years now and we are very excited to work with Immanifest on their coming out this fall!"
Immanifest comments on signing with The Artisan Era:-
"It is with pleasure and honor to announce that we – Immanifest – have signed with the Artisan era. Awakened from stasis, the band is thrilled to be joining the ranks of musicians that have gained such distinction within extreme metal. In the words of our vocalist Eldrik, ‘With combined strength, we shall be unstoppable."
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