Norwegian Black Metal veterans Enslaved re-sign with Nuclear Blast and release video for 'What Else Is There'
There is ample reason to celebrate: Enslaved have once again joined forces with Nuclear Blast, to spread the music of the Norwegian avant-garde metallers all around the globe. With that, band and label renew a collaboration that has been ongoing for around ten years and two years ago produced the universally lauded album E.
Band founding member and guitarist Ivar Bjornson stated about the re-signing:
"It is with great pleasure we re-sign our record deal with Nuclear Blast worldwide! We have been working together for more or less a decade, and it has been an in-divided positive experience. They have both the heart to grasp our musical visions, and the business-muscles to spread them out into the world. When you add personal friendships with the wonderful people in America, U.K. and Germany it is simply an ideal situation for us to be in. Onwards, forwards and in all directions!"
To mark the occasion, Enslaved present a stunning new music video filled with atmospheric imaginary for their interpretation of ‘What Else Is There’ by Norwegian electropop band RÖYSKOPP. The song is featured as a bonus track on the digipack CD and digital version of their latest album, E.
Watch and listen here: youtu.be/7_3WnNAJDRM
Formed in Bergen, Norway in 1991, Enslaved had evolutionary zeal in their eyes from the start. Even as they emerged from the nascent Norwegian black metal scene of the early ‘90s, guitarist Ivar Bjørnson and vocalist/bassist Grutle Kjellson demonstrated a fervently idiosyncratic approach to making extreme music. By eschewing the wilful conservatism of their peers in favour of an outward-looking ethos, Enslaved’s reputation grew rapidly in the wake of extraordinary, epic albums like their primitive but insidious debut Vikingligr Veldi and its strident follow-up Frost (both 1994). By the late ‘90s, the band had morphed into a wildly progressive and adventurous beast, always retaining the core, aggressive tenets of their musical roots but increasingly in thrall to the limitless possibilities that music, in its entirety, truly presents.
Widely acknowledged as a powerful and ferocious live band, Enslaved entered the 21st century by flexing new muscles on the acclaimed likes of 2003’s Below The Lights and its groundbreaking successor, Isa (2004). Now as much a part of the flourishing progressive rock and metal realm as they were loyal servants of the extreme metal underground, Bergen’s finest hit a rich vein of form as the years passed, with albums as diverse and challenging as 2008’s Vertebrae and 2010’s Axioma Ethica Odini joyfully expanded the Enslaved musical universe, drawing in countless new acolytes along the way.
In 2015, Enslaved released their 13th studio album, In Times. A tour-de-force of hypnotic prog intensity and scabrous, blackened pomp, it exuded an air of completion and finality that led perfectly into 2016’s extravagant celebrations, as Enslaved marked their 25th anniversary with some truly life-changing shows that explored all shadows and hidden corners in the band’s colossal catalogue.
Despite rarely pausing for breath – not just as a result of Enslaved’s hectic touring schedule, but also due to numerous extracurricular projects – the band in 2017 somehow managed to piece together yet another full-length milestone in the shape of their 14th studio effort, the elegantly titled E.
An album full of revelatory moments, spine-tingling dynamics and exquisite but alien atmospheres, E showcased a refreshed Enslaved line-up via songs that took the band into unprecedented territory. From the grandiose, weather-beaten riff-scapes of 11-minute opener Storm Son to the wild, psychedelic frontier squall of Sacred Horse and the muscular, sax-powered shoegaze barrage of monstrous closer Hiindsiight, it was both a typically bold and fearless statement from this most inventive of modern metal bands and a thrilling sideways step that harnessed the spirit of old and set it loose in a whirlwind of imagination. Conceptually, too, Enslaved made giant forward strides.
14 albums and 28 years into a career that shows no signs of losing neither momentum nor its magical, effervescent creative sheen, Enslaved will certainly continue evolving before our ears and eyes. This time, however, even the sky is no limit. Stronger than ever and manifestly thrilled to be in such rude health, life in Enslaved has never been more rewarding. And the best is yet to come.
Finnish modern Thrash Metal band Justice Theory has released their new single "Anyone Anymore".
The new release is aiming to larger and more modern sound than previous Justice Theory releases.
The idea for lyrics came from today's society where there's lack of social interaction and care of other people. In modern world there is more and more self-centeredness and the most important values will be forgotten.
Black Lion Records are excited to welcome their first ever Finnish band to the label's roster.
Following the signing, the label had this to say:-
"Re-armed reached out to us early 2019 and by then it became quite clear that this was indeed a band that had gone behind our radar. While Re-armed's music influences can strongly be traced to it's root influences from Arch Enemy and At The Gates, upon hearing their music video "Built To Last" we were instantly impressed and since the start of 2019, the band has been in the studio recording their new album which is set for a worldwide release in the start of summer 2020. We are always looking to expand our horizons and Finland has certainly been a hotspot for metal in the past few years, and an area we truly wanted to reach into so we are very excited to work with Re.armed on their new record."
Re-Armed have toured heavily across the European and Asian soil ever since 2002 and have toured and supported bands such as Suffocation, Origin, Cryptopsy, Cattle Decapitation & Decrepit Birth to name a few and are already getting ready for a busy 2020.
The new, 4th album comes out worldwide in June 2020. Tour dates will lead and follow the release.
Below a statement from the band:-
"Throughout the spring and beginning of winter we have been producing and recording new songs for forthcoming yet untitled album. This album will be more dramatic, powerful, and melodic as we promised earlier. In the end of 2018, the single "Built to Last" gave to audience hint about what has been cooking in our stew lately. We continued to discover more about these ingredients. Upcoming release will definitely open new doors for the band. And about the record deal, Olivers attitude, professionalism and genuine love for music made an instant impact on us. We are convinced that this alliance will lead us to even greater achievements in the future."
Swedish-Danish Modern Metallers Amaranthe launch 'Call Out My Name' drum cam video ahead of "Nordic Helix Tour 2019"
Last month, Nuclear Blast announced the signing of modern metal outfit Amaranthe. To break up the recording sessions for their upcoming, yet-untitled 2020 studio album, the Swedish/Danish group kick off their 8-date »Helix Nordic Tour 2019« next week. In anticipation of the tour and to give fans a taster of what they can expect at the shows, Amaranthe have launched a drum cam video, in which Morten Løwe Sørensen can be seen performing the track 'Call Out My Name' during their show at the Ice Hall in Helsinki on February 16, 2019.
Watch the video by Antti Kangasaho now: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cwWcKnvu2hg
»Helix« - Scandinavia Tour 2019
20.11. FIN Oulu - Club Teatria (w/ BEYOND THE BLACK, SMASH INTO PIECES)
21.11. FIN Seinäjoki - Rytmikorjaamo (w/ BEYOND THE BLACK, SMASH INTO PIECES)
22.11. FIN Turku - Turun Messukeskus (w/ BEYOND THE BLACK, SMASH INTO PIECES)
23.11. FIN Helsinki - Hartwall Arena (w/ SABATON, APOCALYPTICA)
26.11. N Bergen - USF Verftet (w/ SYNTHETIC GENTLEMEN)
27.11. N Stavanger - Folken (w/ SYNTHETIC GENTLEMEN)
29.11. S Borlänge - Liljan (w/ ART NATION)
30.11. S Jönköping - DreamHack Winter (w/ HALESTORM, NEW YEARS DAY)
With their foundations tracing back to 2008, the group have released 5 albums since then (2011's "Amaranthe", 2013's "The Nexus", 2014's "Massive Addictive", 2016's "Maximalism", and 2018's "Helix"), consistently delivering hauntingly catchy tunes led by their unique three-part vocals. Within their arsenal of hit singles - with 'Drop Dead Cynical' leading right at the front - a myriad tracks have been received very well via press and fans alike; having also gained countless plays on both radio stations around the globe and across streaming services (the group's songs have been streamed more than 100 million times on Spotify). A string of support tours have blazed Amaranthe's trail in front of huge crowds as well as at their own headline concerts (the group impressively once performed in front of 10,000 fans at Liseberg, Gothenburg). They have kept working incredibly hard over the years, the latest product of which culminated in the form of »Helix,« which achieved them some of their highest chart positions in the band's history (Switzerland #21, Germany #29 etc.).
Be sure to follow the band on Spotify & YouTube to not miss any of their upcoming releases!
Elize Ryd | vocals
Olof Mörck | guitars, keyboards
Henrik "GG6" Englund Wilhelmsson | vocals
Johan Andreassen | bass
Morten Løwe Sørensen | drums
Nils Molin | vocals
Kansas City Heavy / Groove crushers Dreams In Peril are proud to present the band’s first ever video clip titled ‘Neckties and Nostalgia’.
With a sound that brings through the pummelling drive of acts such as THE ACACIA STRAIN, ARCHITECTS and DEFTONES, the band balance massive hooks alongside atmosphere and dynamic, introducing a single that defines the sound of the band’s debut album "MePhobia".
Check out the video for ‘Neckties and Nostalgia’ at this location.
The video clip was produced by Paper Anchor Media and offers an insight into the bands background and the struggles they have faced in suffering for their art. Bassist Dalton Collins offers:-
“The song is about overcoming one's failures and issues, no matter what issues or failures one faces. To us as a band, the song is about what we have faced as a band and individuals to get where we are today”
The new single also marks the introduction of the band’s new vocalist Mike Yeager who joined Dreams In Peril earlier this year. Commenting on the journey so far, Mike states:-
“In the short time since joining this band and telling them not to cancel anything after firing the previous singer, I had three weeks to learn all of the material, within six weeks I was recording the single and two months later, I was filming a video. I am being exactly what this band hired me to be – an unstoppable juggernaut!”
Having shared the stage with acts such as VEIL OF MAYA, THE ACACIA STRAIN, BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME and BORN OF OSIRIS, the video clip is a step forward between an active live performance schedule and preparation for the bands next album which is being written right now.
Hells Headbangers announces December 27th as the international release date for Cianide's highly anticipated new mini-album, Unhumanized, on CD, 12" vinyl, and cassette tape formats.
One of the cult names in American death metal, Cianide have stuck to their guns for over 30 years now, patiently building a canon that's unrivalled in its consistency and trend-free philosophy. Theirs is a Metal of Death that's simple, straightforward, and effectively primitive: blunt-force trauma informed by Hellhammer and Chicago forebears DeathStrike, but with a sewer-dredging atmosphere all its own.
Cianide's rich discography reads like a study in unselfconsciousness: one could say the power-trio are strategic in how sparingly they release longer-form records, but they simply release records when they're ready, prizing quality over quantity. And indeed, the five-song/26-minute Unhumanized is a gutbusting bounty of QUALITY. Cianide's first non-split recording since the massively acclaimed Gods of Death LP in 2011 courtesy of Hells Headbangers, Unhumanized proves that the power-trio are hungrier and more energetic than ever. No great changes in their signature sound here - just time-honoured traditions like DEATH, headbanging gallops, and immediately memorable songwriting. If anything, the production on Unhumanized is among their clearest yet, but simply adds to how utterly CRUSHING that Cianide signature is.
Death, doom, destruction: 31 years strong, Cianide have become Unhumanized! Get unhumanized by the previously revealed track "Serpent's Wake" HERE at Hells Headbangers' Bandcamp, where all three formats can be pre-ordered.
Spanish Death Metallers Unbounded Terror release first single from upcoming album; new release details announced
The legendary Spanish Death Metal band Unbounded Terror have just finished the recording process of their highly anticipated sophomore album, which will be released 28 years after their classic debut "Nest of Affliction", in 1992. The new album will be entitled "Faith in Chaos" and will be released in January 2nd, 2020 through Xtreem Music on CD and 12"LP format.
Stream the first single advance "Hiding From The Light" at this location: https://youtu.be/P_zi7uGIzv8
Formed in 1990, Unbounded Terror are one of the most legendary names under the Spanish Death Metal scene, having the honour of releasing the first national Death Metal album in both 12"LP, CD and cassette through Drowned Prod. (pre-Repulse/ Xtreem Music.) Now Unbounded Terror return to what has always been their home, with a superb album that keeps their classic old and genuine Death Metal style.
The recording of "Faith in Chaos" was done by Nico Beninato at Kimera Recordings in Palma de Mallorca, and then mastered in Germany by guru Dan Swanö at Unisound Studios, resulting in an absolutely overwhelming sounding album. The cover of this new work has been in charge of the always great Juanjo Castellano.
Oradea based Decay release a new track taken off their upcoming full-length album, "ThORnMENThORn". Baalanar is a new raw piece of visceral, bestial and at the same time melodic Black Death Metal excellent for fans of Deicide, old Kataklysm, old Kreator, Sodom and can be streamed here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DIuA8k8BxSI
"ThORnMENThORn" was recorded at the local studio G-Rock (https://www.facebook.com/G-Rock-Music-Oradea-102958221047346/) and is scheduled for a Spring 2020 release via Loud Rage Music.
Csuvár “Goat” Hunor – Vocals
Barabás “Cölöp” Róbert (ex. IGFON/VADASZ) – Guitar
Francu “Franky” Tudor (ex. TENEBROS) – Bass Guitar
Gergely Zoltan – Drums
Indian Progressive / Experimental Metal quartet Dymbur are now officially releasing their much-anticipated debut full length - ‘The Legend of Thraat’ has officially released worldwide on November 5th, 2019.
'The Legend of Thraat' is a fine record that explores the Heavy side of Metal with Modern, Progressive Elements that appeal to fans of bands such as Monuments, Twelve Foot Ninja, Aliases, Allegaeon. Consisting of 10 tracks the album traces the evolutionary journey of DYMBUR stretching from the band's roots to the future direction being taken.
This album has been recorded by Cornelius Kharsyntiew, at Legato Recording Studios in Shillong and mixed and mastered by Brandon Scurlark at Eltar Studios in North Carolina, United States of America. The Music Video of the same was shot & edited by Embor Sayo of Fishy Photography, Shillong.
The band released two brand new videos from the album.
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Swedish Pirate Metallers Ye Banished Privateers set sail with new album 'Hostis Humani Generis' – due out February 7th, 2020
The savage beast from the north, Ye Banished Privateeers, return with their enthralling fourth album, Hostis Humani Generis, out February 7, 2020 via Napalm Records. The new full-length is the most authentic of pirate manifests – with more than enough audacious atmosphere, sing-along hymns, folk tunes and foul rambling to secure the band’s unique position in the genre. These Swedish marauders of the sea take you through the ups and downs of pirate life!
The sinister atmosphere of the first single, “No Prey, No Pay”, conveys the spirit of what it means to be a pirate and catapults you back in time – right into the 18th century of the hazardous world of Ye Banished Privateeers. Listen to the Freebooters first single and breathe in the salty air of the sea!
“Chase is on in shallow waters, swivels glowing through the smoke, 'tis might be an even slaughter, took a volley through the oak”
Get into the adventurous vibe and watch "No Prey, No Pay" HERE:
Ye Banished Privateeers on their first single "No Prey, No Pay":
“By the grace of God and King George’s arse! We are releasing a new video, and our next album is officially on the way! “No Prey, No Pay” sets the stage for the album and describes how times suddenly had become more difficult for those sailing under the black flag. More than ever, piracy had become a hazardous task, many times with the sole purpose of getting enough value to guarantee a decent meal for a couple of days.”
Pre-Order Hostis Humani Generis HERE:
Ye Banished Privateeers on Hostis Humani Generis:
“It is with great pride that we present to you our fourth full length album - Hostis Humani Generis! Over the course of 13 songs (well, 15 if you get the deluxe box) we tell the immersive story of a delinquent pirate crew, the downfall of the pirate republic of Nassau, and the end of the Golden Age of Piracy. We are immensely happy that the time has finally come to share this with you all, and we really hope you like it as much as we do!”
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