Helldprod Records have set April 20th as the international release date for Scarificare's highly anticipated third album, Tilasm, on digipack CD format.
A work of both crushing heaviness and mystical atmosphere, Tilasm is the album where Scarificare truly come into their own. Theirs is a sound that skillfully ranges black metal, death metal, and doom alike, never settling for easy categorization nor schizophrenically losing focus. Across seven songs in 45 minutes, the listener is taken on a cosmic ride like no other, each movement as memorable as the last. They say the third time's a charm, and indeed it is for Scarificare with Tilasm.
Scarificare are a Portuguese extreme metal band formed by Crusher (bass/vocals), Sothis (drums), and Quetzalcoatl (guitars) in Oporto in late 2006. The main purpose was - and still is - to make extreme metal music inspired by all cosmic forces, the wisdom of ancient pagan religions, and consequently in ourselves.
In 2007, Inverno joined the band on bass guitar, leaving Crusher totally dedicated to the voice. The band recorded the demo tape Sulphurous Wrath, to be released by Portuguese label Skull Productions. In the beginning of 2008, Sothis leaves the band, giving place to a new drummer named Njord.
In 2009, the band started recording their first album, Perpectual Decline. The album was self-financed and was released on October 9th, 2010. After some live concerts in Portugal and Spain for the debut album's promotion, the band participated in the Portuguese black metal compilation Lusitania Dark Horde II with one original track called "Burning Abyss." In the subsequent months, the band started composing the second album, and during the course of that, Crusher leaves. Since then, Quetzalcoatl has assumed vocals in the band.
That second album, Postulado, was recorded between late 2012 and April 2013, and officially released on October 12th, 2013 by the Portuguese label Helldprod. The bass lines recorded by Inverno closed his participation in the band. Promotional live concerts during the following months were given by some guests on bass guitar. In late 2014, Njord also leaves the band.
During 2015 and 2016, Quetzalcoatl was already composing new music and searching for new band members to keep Scarificare going. In late 2016, Eligos joins the band on bass guitar. At the beginning of 2017, Luis Leal joins the band on drums. During the summer of that same year, the band starts recording their third album, Tilasm, at Hannuman Studios with producer Bruno Silva. The recording process ended in December 2017, and the official release date has been set for April 20th, again through Helldprod Records.
In the meantime, hear the new track "Crystal Skull" HERE at Helldprod's Soundcloud. Preorder info can be found HERE
Afterlife Symphony come back with their third Album "Lympha" that will be out on March 30, 2018 via Revalve Records. This new album has been described by the band as a new sound path, mixing the symphonic prog metal of the early albums with catchy arrangements and sunny atmosphere. "Lympha" has been Co-produced by Marco Pastorino (Temperance) recorded, mixed and mastered at Groove Factory.
Album details coming soon.
Japanese metallers No Limited Spiral have released a new lyric video for the track “The Witch of Dusk” taken from their album ‘Into the Marinesnow’ distributed by Wormholedeath and Wormholedeath Japan.
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Spanish Melodic Death Metallers SynlakrosS release their new music video for 'Colony', the band had this to say about the music video and current operations:-
"We started the year with the release of the new video-single of SynlakrosS. 'Colony', a classic song of 'In Flames', has been the theme chosen by the band to make a version and make it their own with a video with a very with exquisite aesthetics with which they are come stomping in this beginning of 2018. About this work the band commented on networks: 'This is a tribute that we wanted to share with our fans from all over the world. Thanks for your love and support! It's dedicated to all of you'"
The video has been recorded and produced by Sergio Mangas Murcia, under the artistic direction of Barbara Soler Navarro, and where you can see the passion and energy of the band, their unmistakable image and own personality, which has made them worthy of good reviews and the
opportunity to share stage with international bands like 'The Agonist' and 'Jinjer'.
Download the song: http://bit.ly/2mHRtnu
Swedish black metal upstarts Avslut premiere the new track "Pestilens" at heavily trafficked web-portal NoCleanSinging.com. The track hails from the band's highly anticipated debut album, Deceptis, set for international release on February 23rd via Osmose Productions. Hear Avslut's "Pestilens" in its entirety exclusively HERE.
Avslut depicts a deformed, decayed, and lost mankind. The group has its roots in the suburbs of Stockholm, Sweden. With full force, following their well-received Vanskapt mini-album last year, Avslut is now releasing their highly awaited debut album, Deceptis. The album will take you on a journey through your deepest and darkest desires with a perfect blend of atmosphere, fierceness, and groovy parts.
Avslut is a weapon, an uncompromising passage to meet your fate. LEGION, ARISE! Arise again exclusively HERE, courtesy of NoCleanSinging.com. And arise from the beginning at Osmose's Bandcamp HERE with the previously revealed tracks "Terra Mater" and "Deceptis."
Blood Harvest Records sets April 6th as the international release date for Taphos' first two recordings on CD, entitled Demo MMXVI & 7" EP MMXVII.
A young Danish death metal band hailing from the same scene as Undergang and Phrenelith, Taphos create a classic - and classically gutted - style of Metal of Death. Their first recording, Demo MMXVI, was indeed recorded in 2016, to be followed a year later by the two-song EP MMXVII. The demo, in particular, possessed a darkly thrashing sound highly reminiscent of turn-of-the-'90s death metal on both sides of the Atlantic, as resolutely Scandinavian as it was American; its filthy propulsion is as palatably fresh as it is authentically ancient. On the subsequent EP, Taphos' sound becomes more world-eating, their songwriting aims more epic whilst not losing the raw fury of their beginnings. Together, these six songs are an auspicious start as any.
Taphos have recently finalized the recording of their debut album, which will see release later this spring/summer through Blood Harvest, and is currently being mastered at Resonance Sound by Daniel Lowndes. Additionally, Demo MMXVI will be released separately on vinyl as a 12".
In the meantime, the entirety of the CD edition can be streamed HERE at Blood Harvest's Bandcamp. Preorder info for the vinyl can be found HERE, and the preorder for the CD can be found HERE.
Austria's death metal collective Fallen Utopia have published a lyric video for the track "Mind Cage", which is taken off from the band's new album "Disequilibrium", out on January 22nd 2018 via Cursed Records.
You can watch the lyric video at this location: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2QoTlwxH6wQ
Rotting Christ are announcing the release of 'Their Greatest Spells'. This double-CD compilation features a best of selection approved by frontman Sakis Tolis as well as the new track "I Will Not Serve" and will hit the stores on March 23rd.
Artwork, track-list, and album details of 'Their Greatest Spells' can be viewed below.
Rotting Christ have reached another peak in their long career that now spans over more than three decades. The Greeks have literally stood the test of time. With a steady core line-up and their well-honed live delivery, Rotting Christ are filling concert halls and reap enthusiastic crowd reactions wherever they go. This demonstration of love from their followers is not just driven by nostalgia as the band has managed to evolve and grow, while staying relevant beyond the classics with their highly acclaimed latest albums such as 'Aealo' (2010), 'Κατά τον δαίμονα εαυτού’ (2013), and 'Rituals' (2016).
With more than 30 years, 12 studio albums, a dozen EPs, singles and split releases, as well as more than 1.250 shows under their belt, it is about high time to take a retrospective look at this band's fascinating musical development by picking a select choice of key tracks covering the many facets of Rotting Christ that have sparkled over the years. With such a massive catalogue such an undertaking will always lead to controversy about certain additions as well as omissions from the final list, but the involvement of frontman Sakis Tolis in this extremely difficult task ensures that the result is at least relevant.
Rotting Christ were founded by Sakis Tolis and his brother Themis in the year 1987. Starting out on a basis of death and grind, the Greeks had already embarked on a darker musical journey by the time their debut full-length ‘Thy Mighty Contract’ (1993) was revealed. On the following seven albums covering a ten-year period from 'Non Serviam' (1994) to 'Sanctus Diavolos' (2004), Rotting Christ steadily defined their own distinct style by experimenting with elements from death, heavy, and gothic metal without betraying their black roots. At the same time, the band went from underground heroes to headliner status. With the highly acclaimed ninth album, 'Theogonia' (2007), the Greek stalwarts added an unmistakable native element to their sound, which has remained with them as a signature trademark ever since. Exploring the mythical legacy of cultures around the globe let to Rotting Christ 's massively successful latest release, 'Rituals'. With 'Their Greatest Spells', the Greek metal icons musically revisit their exciting legacy and even contribute a brand new track entitled "I Will Not Serve" to connect their past with the present.
Sakis: vocals, guitars
Van Ace: bass
Imminence Records has announced the signing of Georgia's Metalcore outfit Lumen to it's ever-growing roster. Along with the signing announcement, the band has released the music video for their lead single "Moon Reader." The single will be featured on the band's label debut that will be releasing in March.
"With this record, we tried not to limit ourselves to one sound. You can hear the diversity between all of us as individual musicians throughout the record, and often within the songs themselves. Our aim has been to maintain energy all while staying true to our musicianship. Most importantly, we've written a record that we all enjoy, and that's what truly matters to us.” - Marc Kniphfer (Vocalist)
In a scene where local bands come and go in the blink of an eye, it’s hard to find a band that sticks out. One band that is up to that task is Lumen, a metalcore outfit hailing from the back alleys of Augusta GA. Comprised of members of previous local bands, Lumen hopes to blend the sounds of its varying members into a unique sound that all genre elitists can enjoy, and to persevere past the local stage to achieve something greater. In January of 2018, the band announced their signing with Imminence Records.
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Spanish Power Heavy Metallers Vhäldemar have just launched a brand new video-clip of the song “Metalizer” taken from their new album “Against All Kings”, which was released month of November through Fighter Records.
You can watch the video here: https://youtu.be/lCoROrrhSwE
Vhäldemar will see their 4th album "Shadows of Combat" (2013) officially re-issued through Fighter Records next spring.
Vhäldemar's 5th album “Against All Kings" was released on CD & 12"LP last 7th of November through Fighter Records.
You can check the band's official Facebook site here: www.facebook.com/VhaldemarOficial
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