Faroese Metalles Týr have unveiled their latest music video, "The Lay of Our Love", from their most recent album, "Valkyrja." The song features a vocal duet with Leaves' Eyes vocalist Liv Kristine. So, naturally, fans will be excited to see that Kristine joins Heri Joensen and the rest of Týr in this new video!
The video was produced by Stanimir Lukic, directed by Ivan Colic, and can be seen now here: http://www.revolvermag.com/news/exclusive-tyr-premiere-new-music-video-the-lay-of-our-love-featuring-liv-kristine-of-leaves-eyes.html
Týr had this to say about "The Lay of Our Love":
"We've wanted to make a CGI video for a long time, and this is our first one, so we're obviously excited for the release and reception of the video. On top of that, the presence of Liv in the video makes it even more special. All in all we're very pleased with the result."
Týr will be joining Children Of Bodom on their "Halo Of Blood Over North America" tour in early 2014. The tour will embark on February 14th in Quebec City and wraps up on March 28 and 29 with back-to-back shows at Irving Plaza in New York, NY.
Týr performed live on August 10th as part of the Faroe Island's Summarfestivalurin in Klaksvik. Over 8,000 Faroese were in attendance as the band put on a huge set featuring old favorites, as well as new tracks, including "Blood of Heroes". The event was filmed and a video for "Blood of Heroes" can be seen now at metalblade.com/tyr.
02/13 Ottawa, ON Mavericks w/ Death Angel
Tour w/ Children Of Bodom, Death Angel
02/14 Quebec City, QC Imperial
02/15 Montreal, QC Metropolis
02/16 Toronto, ON Sound Academy
02/18 Thunder Bay, ON Crocks
02/20 Winnipeg, MB The Garrick
02/21 Saskatoon, SK Louis Pub
02/22 Edmonton, AB Union Hall
02/23 Calgary, BC Macewan Ballroom
02/24 Kelowna, BC Level Nightclub *Týr and Death Angel only
02/25 Vancouver, BC Commodore Ballroom
02/26 Seattle, WA El Corazon
02/27 Portland, OR The Hawthorne *Týr and Death Angel only
02/28 San Francisco, CA The Fillmore
03/01 Los Angeles, CA House Of Blues
03/02 Santa Ana, CA The Observatory
03/03 Phoenix, AZ Club Red
03/04 Las Vegas, NV Vinyl *Týr and Death Angel only
03/05 Salt Lake City, UT The Murray Theater
03/06 Denver, CO Summit Theater
03/07 Albuquerque, NM Sunshine Theater
03/08 El Paso, TX Tricky Falls
03/10 San Antonio, TX Backstage Live
03/11 Dallas, TX House Of Blues
03/12 Houston, TX House Of Blues
03/13 Shreveport, LA Riverside Roadhouse *Týr and Death Angel only
03/14 Atlanta, GA Masquerade
03/15 Ft. Lauderdale, FL Revolution
03/16 Tampa, FL The Ritz Ybor
03/18 Asheville, NC Orange Peel
03/19 Charlotte, NC The Fillmore
03/20 Richmond, VA Strange Matter *Týr and Death Angel only
03/21 Silver Spring, MC The Fillmore
03/22 Philadelphia, PA Theatre Of Living Arts
03/23 Cleveland, OH House Of Blues
03/24 Detroit, MI St. Andrews Hall
03/25 Chicago, IL House Of Blues
03/26 Rochester, NY Montage Music Hall *Týr and Death Angel only
03/27 Boston, MA Paradise Rock Club
03/28 New York, NY Irving Plaza
03/29 New York, NY Irving Plaza
04/13 St. Petersburg, RU Backstage
04/16 Omsk, RU Angar
04/17 Barnaul, RU Che Guevara
04/18 Novosibirsk, RU Rock City
04/20 Irkutsk, RU Megapolis
05/10 Copenhagen, DK Frigg Festival
South and Central American Tour w/ Korpiklaani *more dates to follow
05/30 Porto Alegre, BR Opinião
05/31 Sao Paulo, BR Clash Club
06/01 Rio De Janeiro, BR Teatro Odisséia
06/03 Buenos Aires, AR Teatro Vorterix
06/04 Santiago, CL Club Kmasu
06/12 Copenhagen, DK Copenhell
07/18 G! Festival Runevig, FO
08/16 Falun, SE Sabaton Open Air
Swedish Modern Metal superstars Sonic Syndicate have entered the studio to record their new album.
The band's fifth full-length effort is due to be released sometime in summer 2014 via Nuclear Blast and is being recorded and produced together with renowned producer Roberto Laghi (In Flames, Mustasch) in Bohus, Sweden.
Guitarist and main songwriter Robin Sjunnesson commented:
"We’ve been writing songs for over a year now and it just feels sick to start laying these bad boys down. This album is feeling kind of dark, heavy and melodic which fits perfect with the January weather here in Scandinavia. We have Roberto Laghi sitting here in the drivers seat. Everything just feels perfect this time around. We’ve worked with Roberto in the past and have become good friends over the years so this time around he’ll be producing the album as well as mixing which he’s done with the last two albums. We have a few guests popping into the studio over the next two months and for those who are interested we’ll be posting updates via all our social networks starting today so join in the madness and hash tag our asses.“
Sonic Syndicate will also appear on chosen open air events over the summer and have announced to be touring in fall 2014 which will mark the band's first tour in over 3 years.
Finnish radio station Rock Radio recently conducted an exclusive interview with Sonic Syndicate's own Nathan J. Biggs to talk about the band's hiatus and the forthcoming glorious return.
Check out the 10 minute chat at:
The metal scene in Asia is picking up vastly and has been around for a the last two or so decades with major strongholds being located in India, Japan, China and Indonesia amongst the rest of the glowing metal scene, but like most things it comes at a price.
Recently we was talking to French label Legion of Death Records, we were informed that one musician, Avaejee from the Thai Black Metal Surrender of Divinity and Zygoatsis has been found murdered, having been stabbed to death. We are yet to know the cause behind this but this naturally is a sad day for all of us as a global community. Given the tensions with metal music in that part of the world, it would seem likely a motive was present but again we cannot speculate on the issue.
Speaking to Shaxul, the owner of Legion of Death Records and Armee De La Mort Records, also a musician himself in the Pictavian Black Metal band Manzer, it came as a shock to him as he knew him personally through touring with his band in both Thailand and Malaysia.
This has got to stop, whilst we do not enter politics at any cost we feel that this is a part of the problem, that the Governments don't look at metal as something constructive but rather a force against normative cultural ethics and aesthetics. This is abhorrent and whilst we continually support the Asian Metal scene, we feel more needs to be done to deliver the harsh reality to the world, it is a growing scene that faces a lot of monstrosities and this is one such case.
Thailand itself has a rather medium-sized scene in comparison to nearby Indonesia and Malaysia and yet the Extreme Metal scene itself is greater than the overall scene, that might be hard to imagine but think of this, having more bands that play this style of metal over the entire range of metal compared, it's simple enough to figure out. Moreover we hope the responsible are caught and given the punishment they deserve.
Our thoughts reside with colleagues, friends and family of Avaejee
German Melodic Death Metal outfit Sapiency, has released the official music video for "Unknown Enemy." Taken from the band's latest release, "Tomorrow", the Mateusz Schwyrz directed video can be seen at this location.
Late last year, "Tomorrow" was given its official North American release via a digital distribution deal with Eclipse Records. Preview and purchase the album at the link below:
Sapiency and Metalriot.com have joined forces to offer fans a chance to win a free copy of Tomorrow and more. Three winners will be chosen at random to win Sapiency music and merch. For details on prizes and how to enter, visit:
"Tomorrow" engages with absolute power and a more organic sound right from the first note, striking the perfect balance of melody and heaviness. With "Tomorrow", Sapiency has established themselves as the spearhead of German melodic death metal.
"...the whole album just sounds like one solid, angry beast trying to beat your brain out of your head." [9.5/10] - Rise Above the Anchor
"...if you crave non-stop energy and pummeled instruments creating your music, then this album was tailor made for you." - www.metalexpressradio.com
"Full of melodic texture and depth, this new album will quite easily take hold of your heart." - MetalMouth.net
"Tomorrow is a richly satisfying and exciting confrontation which does not carve out new ventures to contemplate but employs existing invention in its own unique and wholly exhilarating way. Sapiency is a band we are destined to hear much more of ahead and undoubtedly enjoy at even greater heights as the promise also burning brightly across the album suggests." - Ringmaster Reviews
LARS BITTNER - hard vocals
KRSTO BALIC - xtra hard vocals
RENE RITZMANN - git.
HOLGER WENCK - git.
SEBASTIAN (FAXE) FIX - bass
KAI VOSS FELS - drums
Funeral Doom / Death goliaths, Eye Of Solitude, have teamed with MetalInjection.net for the exclusive premiere of the music video for "Act II: Where the Descent Began". The song comes off the band's newest masterpiece, "Canto III", which is now available worldwide on Kaotoxin Records. The album is being sold as a digital download or limited-edition, hand-numbered double digi-CD that features six bonus tracks taken from the band's 2012 & 2013 EPs - "Awoken By Crows" and "The Deceit".
The video for "Act II: Where the Decent Began" is now playing at this location.
Music and movies news / reviews hub TheLairOfFilth.com has declared "Canto III" their Album of the Year for 2013. Stating that "the depths of despair, that this album reaches, is only matched by the beauty of the music," TheLairOfFilth.com placed the newest Eye Of Solitude masterpiece atop a list of 20 of this year's most acclaimed releases. Check out the list at this location.
Purchase "Canto III" at the following links:
Digital - listen.kaotoxin.com
Digi-CD & Merch - shop.kaotoxin.com
In support of "Canto III", Eye Of Solitude will embark upon their first-ever tour early next year. A brief, yet devastating, trek across the UK that includes stops in London, Liverpool and Manchester, the "Chants Of Grief" tour will finally give doom fans the opportunity to experience one of the genre's most massive-sounding acts in the flesh. The tour, featuring direct support from Belgian Doom / Death unit Marche Funèbre, is sponsored by Zero Tolerance Magazine.
Chants of Grief UK 2014 Tour Dates:
January 28 - FR - Lille - Le Biplan (No Eye Of Solitude)
January 29 - UK - London - The Blackheart
January 30 - UK - Manchester - Satan's Hollow
January 31 - UK - Liverpool - The Lomax
February 1 - UK - TBA*
*Parties interested in booking this date, get in touch at email@example.com
"Canto III destroys on just about every level, and is an absolute masterpiece of an album."
- The Lair of Filth
"I honestly don't consider Canto III just a new great release, Canto III is THE release that will definitely make Eye Of Solitude a bigger name in their scene, and no doubt, one of the best Funeral Doom Metal materials you'll encounter this year." [10/10] - Destructive Music
"Showcasing some of the most emotionally driven music ever written, Eye of Solitude gives us pure metal gold with Canto III." [5/5] - HeadbangOrGTFO.com
Eye Of Solitude is a Doom / Death band from London UK, formed in April 2010.
Daniel Neagoe - vocals (Unfathomable Ruination)
Indee Rehal-Sagoo - guitars
Mark Antoniades - guitars (Sidious)
Chris Davies - bass (Sidious)
Pedro Caballero-Clemente - keyboards
Adriano Ferraro - drums
The first new video release from the eclectic ensemble in six years includes stunning live footage and extensive bonus features beginning with ChthoniC's full performance at the 2013 Formoz Festival in Taipei, Taiwan, where they were joined by the Chai Feng Traditional Orchestra, as well as renowned Taiwanese opera singer Tang Mei-yun for a collaborative rendition of the track "Defenders Of Bú-Tik Palace."
Additionally, the near-hour-long DVD offers up five spectacular music videos from their recently released Bú-tik full-length: "Defenders Of Bú-Tik Palace", "Supreme Pain For The Tyrant", "Sail Into The Sunset's Fire", "Set Fire To The Island" and "Next Republic". The music videos are an extraordinary blend of martial arts, combat fighting, dance and drama. ChthoniC members wire-fly through the air, bathe in water amid torrential downpours and travel through time to a party in the 1930's in an elaborate military alliance between Nazi Germany and the Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) regime. The production truly highlights ChthoniC's irrefutable creativity both onstage and beyond. Other extras include behind-the-scenes footage from the video shoots as well as exclusive interviews with bassist Doris Yeh, director Vince Chuang and various backstage footage.
Full "Ián-Bú" Breakdown + Track Listing:
1. Intro: Arising Armament
3. Supreme Pain For The Tyrant
4. Next Republic
6. Broken Jade
7. Southern Cross
8. Sail Into The Sunset's Fire
9. Defenders Of Bú-tik Palace
10. Outro: Undying Rearmament
"Supreme Pain For The Tyrant"
"Sail into Sunset's Fire"
"Set Fire To The Island"
"Defenders Of Bú-tik Palace"
Behind-The-Scenes / Making-Of-Video
"Supreme Pain For The Tyrant"
"Sail Into Sunset's Fire"
"Defenders Of Bú-tik Palace"
Interview w/ bassist Doris Yeh and Director Vince Chuang
ChthoniC released their award winning, seventh studio recording, "Bú-Tik", via Spinefarm Records last year. Called "a masterful and elegant tradition served underneath soaring thrash-influenced guitars, pummeling drums and a vocal performance that is absolutely stellar from an overlooked vocalist," by About.com, the critically adored "Bú-Tik" is centered around the story of the 228 Massacre, the Bú-Tik Palace and the Mirror Of Retribution, and emphasizes what bassist Doris Yeh describes as "righteous violence, justifiable defense, and the armed spirits".
"Ián-Bú" will be available on DVD and Visual Digital Formats via Eagle Records on February 25, 2014.
Costa Rica's finest musical export is ready to take on the world! Sight of Emptiness have been hard at work towards making an impact on the global metal scene since the release of "Trust Is A Disease" in 2007 - the same year the band won the Bloodstock Unsigned Contest and played the main stage at Bloodstock Open Air.
Since then, Sight of Emptiness have been hard at work. Releasing another album independently in 2009 and supporting heavy weights such as Megadeth, At The Gates, Obituary and more -- even playing national concerts for the Costa Rican government to over 15,000 people and being invited back to play Bloodstock Open Air in 2012, without entering a contest.
The band's hard work culminates now, as they prepare to unleash their third full length album "Instincts" on January 21st!
"Instincts" is a heavy-hitting dose of Melodic Death Metal that will hit home with fans of Amon Amarth, At The Gates, In Flames and the like. It is also a very targeted effort to reach the worldwide metal masses. Produced by Thomas "Plec" Johansson (Watain, Scar Symmetry, etc), "Instincts" features a who's who of incredible musicians guesting on the album. Tracks featuring Glen Drover (Megadeth, King Diamond), Ralph Santolla (Deicide, Iced Earth), Christian Alvestam (Scar Symmetry) and Whitfield Crane (Ugly Kid Joe) make the album standout on looks alone, but the songs themselves will have fans coming back for more!
Not only have Sight of Emptiness caught the attention of their peers, but also the Costa Rican government as "Instincts" also features a guest appearance of Manuel Obregon, the Minister of Culture & Youth for Costa Rica's government.
To get your first tastes of "Instincts", check out the first video from the album for the track "Essence (featuring Whitfield Crane of Ugly Kid Joe)" here.
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