Portuguese Death Metallers Okkultist to release 'Reinventing Evil' on 15th March; premiere new single
2019 will see Portuguese Death Metal beasts Okkultist unleash 'Reinventing Evil'! The up & coming band, who is the first one that inked a worldwide deal ever with Moonspell Fernando Ribeiro's new label Alma Mater Records, is set to release their brutal debut of an album Reinventing Evilon March, 15th 2019.
To kick off the new year in evil style, Okkultist are sharing the album opening track, which has just been premiered with NO CLEAN SINGING, now available on Bandcamp! Says vocalist and demoness Beatriz Mariano:-
“We chose to release “Reinventing Evil” because it’s a punch in the face — it’s a small taste of the pain we have ready to bring you!”
Taste the evil Okkultist is unleashing upon you right HERE!
Reinventing Evil was produced by Pedro Paixão (Moonspell) and the band, tracked at the Poison Apple Studios in Lisbon and amazingly mixed by Tue Madsen (Meshuggah, Moonspell, The Haunted). With a total of 8 rabid and brutal songs, the band's debut will see the light of the day via Moonspell's Fernando Ribeiro Alma Mater Records in two digipack editions. One of them will come with a limited, different artwork and it will contain a Bathory cover song 'Satan Is My Master'.
Alma Mater Records boss and Moonspell vocalist Fernando Ribeiro comments:-
“Okkultist is the kind of band the Portuguese scene needs: talented, young, focused and just fucking brutal. Portuguese Death Metal has never sounded so exciting in my ears so we can’t wait to release this beast upon you and help you to reinvent evil together with this amazing Portuguese talent."
Okkultist formed back in late 2015. Two years and memorable live shows later, their debut EP 'Eye Of The Beholder' was released by the band independently, but caught up and spread all around Europe and overseas – selling out every single printed copy.
Even at this early stage, Okkultist already had the honour to curse stages such as at Mosher Fest or Female Growler United Front in Portugal and as an opening act for legendary names such as Entombed AD. Inspired by the likes of Master, Abomination, early Morbid Angel, Death or Dismember, Okkultist pick up where impure 90's Death Metal left. Better be prepared for some infernal vibes and a deadly raw, new Death Metal brand this upcoming March, when the band will drop their new album!
To pre-order your copy of Reinventing Evil, visit:
The female dominated Dutch Death Metal squad Sisters Of Suffocation releases its second video from the upcoming album "Humans Are Broken" for their new single “Little Shits”. It’s as raw and energetic statement against all sexists and haters that didn’t take the band serious because of their gender.
The band on the new video:
“This song is about doing what you love and following your dreams, regardless of what other people may think of it. It is about diversity and equality, as well as having a passion for music and living for it to the fullest. It is about being yourself and trying to deal with people putting you down due to ignorant views and blatant prejudice. Finally, it is about overcoming negativity and putting your foot down, cause no-one has to take shit from another person simply because they live their lives and love it. We hope you all enjoy it; we certainly do! Also: big shout out to Marc Van Peski for the live pics in the video.”
Watch the new video HERE.
Colombian evil metal institution Lucifera premiere the new track "Pacto Pagano" at
Decibel magazine's website. The track hails from the band's highly anticipated fourth album, La Caceria De Brujas, which will see international release on February 25th on CD format via Dunkelheit Produktionen; the vinyl LP version shall follow on March 18th, also via Dunkelheit. A work of blistering, anciently evil might, La Caceria De Brujas is the album which will truly launch Lucifera onto the worldwide stage and become a defining monument of Colombian metal. Hear Lucifera's "Pacto Pagano" in its entirety exclusively HERE.
Lucifera formed in March 2008 as a duo of David HellRazor (guitar & composition) and Alejandra Blasfemia (vocals & bass). At that time, their music focused on much more conventional thrash metal, but over time, both music and lyrics became more obscure and conceptual. And up through the present, that dynamism between the two founding members has been maintained.
Initially, Lucifera started covering Metallica, AC/DC, Motorhead, Plasmatics, Rock Goddess, Atransia, and many others, but after a while, it was decided to write their own songs. In 2009, they were contacted by Portugal's War Productions, which released their first demo tape, Sed de Venganza, which was recorded entirely during a rehearsal. The following year, France's Legion of Death Records released on 7" vinyl the band's second recording, Legiones de Metal. At the end of 2010 and into early 2011, Lucifera would embark upon their first international tour after sharing the stage with numerous bands in several national shows. The tour was titled "Destroying Without Mercy South American Tour 2010/2011," which included more than 30 dates in Ecuador, Peru, and Bolivia, making the whole trek more than two months between these countries of South America and thus being the first and only Colombian metal band to make this possible.
In 2012, after some changes of members in the band, Lucifera collaborated with War Productions again, this time for a split tape with fellow Colombian band Virgin Killer, jointly titled Unidas en Alcohol, Cuero y Metal. In 2013, the band suffers a massive withdrawal of members, with only the two founding members remaining. However, the duo continues to work on new material during 2014, and in March 2015, courtesy of Ecuadorian label Evil Domain Productions,Lucifera releases its first full-length recording, Después de la Muerte. A second international tour followed, called "Profanando la Tumba de los Caidos Tour 2015," which was more ambitious thanks to the contacts the previous one gave them, and thus reached Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Chile, and Argentina
At the beginning of 2016, the founding members decide to re-record the Sed de Venganza demo and Legiones de Metal EP with a professional sound and with new art for this edition. Ecuadorian label Tanatofobia Productions releases the eight tracks - plus new intro, outro, and an instrumental that had never been recorded before - asLucifera's second full-length, Sed de Venganza & Legiones de Metal. At the end of 2016, Lucifera had its third international tour, doing a series of concerts in Central America, including Panama, El Salvador, and Guatemala as well as Colombia. Right after, work was finished on the band's third full-length, Preludio del Mal, which was released by Salvadorian label Morbid Skull Records. This album was crucial for the band, enabling them to reach different countries on all continents of the world, and suitably received excellent reviews all over.
And now, at long last, Lucifera is set to release its defining work: La Caceria De Brujas, courtesy of Germany'sDunkelheit Produktionen. Taking all the band's foundational elements - blitzkrieg surge, fierce 'n' focused songwriting, a deadly commitment to the heavy metal ethos, an evil that's tangible yet devilishly fun - but presenting them in their most powerful and professional state yet, La Caceria De Brujas is an eight-song/39-minute tour de force of the blackest thrash metal and thrashiest black metal, or simply ANCIENT, ETERNAL METAL! The deadly duo of David HellRazor and Alejandra Blasfemia remains, standing tall all this time, and brimming with a commanding confidence that's impossible to deny. No matter which end of the metal spectrum you fall, Lucifera deliver the goods, and then some! A fourth international tour is being planned for this momentous event.
In the meantime, hear the new track "Pacto Pagano" in its entirety exclusively HERE, courtesy of Decibel, North America's only monthly metal magazine. Also hear the previously revealed track "Arde En Llamas" and "Sigillum Diaboli" HERE at Dunkelheit Produktionen's Bandcamp, where the album can also be preordered.
Floridian Alt Metallers Auditory Armory premiere cover video for Type O Negative's "Love You To Death"
Florida's Auditory Armoy have just released a video of their cover of Type O Negative's "Love You To Death". The song was originally released on their 2017 critically acclaimed album Dark Matter.
The video is available for North American viewers via Alternative Control here: http://www.alternativecontrolct.com/music/altctrltoob-video-premiere-auditory-armory-covers-type-o-negatives-love-you-to-death
And in Europe via Kronos Mortus here: https://www.kronosmortus.com/premier/auditory-armory-love-you-to-death-type-o-negative
Listen to more Auditory Armory here: http://www.auditoryarmory.com/
Auditory Armory is an alternative-metal band from Orlando, Florida. Formed in 2011, the band consists of members April Rose (Vocals/Guitar), Oscar Garcia (Drums), Justice Maynard (Bass), and Dennis Burns (Lead Guitar). The band combines the sounds of progressive rock, gothic rock, and melodic metal. It is part of the band’s credo to not confine themselves to any rules of making music, but instead just “to write what they deeply feel.” Auditory Armory’s music is available on all online music platforms. Their releases are entitled The Awakening (2014), Dark Matter (2017). They are currently working on a new EP due to be released late 2019.
Hungarian Metalcore quintet Faminehell are proud make their comeback on the scene, since 2015, with a brand new track, and quite a few announcements: the new visualette for "Ruin" is premiering right now via Dreambound on YouTube, and idobi Howl as well for the week, while their debut album, "Ascend" will be out April 5th, on their new label, Famined Records.
Blending riffs and aggression reminiscent of Wage War with soothing, full of passion and mesmerizing clean vocals, Faminehill bring to the table a formula that, while not new, it's certainly well executed. The heavy passages are groovy and head-banging inducing, and the clean vocals deliver quite a punch that, along with the lyrics, might hit close to home for some people. The passion the band has, and how it's delivered, are what makes them stand out.
Tamás (guitar, clean vocals) gave us a bit more insight on the single:
"Ruin is a mixture of anger and bitterness, it's aggressive but melodic. The song is about losing someone close to you. As we try to overcome grief, anger is one of the many stages of a long and painful process. It is all about dealing with injustice, when a good person passes away too soon and you cannot overcome the fact, specially when people who deserve half the kindness of this world are still thriving, living an easy life, and the ones we hold dearest aren't here with us anymore."
Check out 'Ruin' here:- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1wkOegdiBS4&feature=youtu.be
You can pre-order "Ascend" here.
Faminehill are a Hungarian Metalcore band formed in Kazincbarcika, Hungary. The band released their debut EP in 2013, “Heart is The Strongest Bone”. Shortly after, they kept exploring and forging their sound with three different singles, released in 2014. Following this, Faminehill had the chance to support bands like Bury Tomorrow, Hands Like Houses, Kingdom of Giants and Texas In July. In 2015 the band released an EP called “What Have We Done To Each Other”, with their first music video for the song “Fulmination”. Since then Faminehill released two more singles, which will be remixed and remastered and be found on the band's debut full length being released on April 5th, 2019 via Famined Records.
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The US Black / Thrash Metallers The Black Moriah will join the roster of German label Folter Records to release their new album. In 2018, the band has supported Uada on their US tour and now it's time for new songs. "Road Agents Of The Blast Furnace“ is set for a release on March 29th, 2019.
All further information can be found here:
THE BLACK MORIAH on Facebook
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A double single "Toona“ ("Before") and "Katk kutsariks“ ("Plague Coachman") from the new album are out today. The album release concert and Metsatöll’s 20th anniversary party will be held in cooperation with Eesti Kontsert in Rock Cafe on February 23, Tallinn, Estonia. The full album will be available the day after the release concert.
“Stay, companion, and think of the journey which you began when you first opened your eyes. It is you who is the coachman. And the horse you are too, and the burden you are carrying. But if you were ever to forget why the devil are you on this road, the Plague itself will seize the reins. Be you then prepared to suffer the consequences: the ones who sow the wind will have to reap the storm.” /Metsatöll 10232/
Metsatöll will release their 7th studio album "Katk Kutsariks“ on February 23. The album has 12 tracks from which a two-part song „Toona“ and „Katk kutsariks“ is released on radio today.
The album “Plague Coachman” was recorded and produced by Keijo Koppel and Metsatöll, in fall 2018 in Tallinn.
Front cover: Jüri Arrak “People with Bubo”, 2018. Lithography, coloured pencils. Private collection. Designed by Kristjan “Luix” Luiga.
Photography by Erlend Štaub.
Lyrics translated into English by Silver “Factor” Rattasepp.
KuriRaivo - bass, vocals
Tõnis - drums, vocals #
Markus - vocals, guitars
Lauri – vocals, torupill, flutes, kannel, instrument of angst, acoustic guitar
The album release concert will be held on February 23 in Rock Cafe, Tallinn, Estonia
On the stage will be:
Metsatöll with the original lineup
The Estonian National Male Choir
Tiit Kikas on the laser harp and the world’s first drone music instrument.
Tickets are on sale at Piletilevi:
Swedish metallers Evil Conspiracy have released an online single from their forthcoming album "Evil Comes", due for release worldwide via Sliptrick Records on February 19th. The release will be the bands first full-length material since 2014’s "Prime Evil" and the track 'Golgotha' proves that Evil Conspiracy have lost none of their edge.
The band go on to explain; “The song Golgotha is about how all humanity is driving the world to hell and we all have to carry the cross… We all have to answer for what we have done.”
Check it out on YouTube here:- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jWcNVnvBBY8
Get it now from: iTunes | Deezer | & many more
Evil Comes | Released February 19th, 2019 on Sliptrick Records
Evil Conspiracy are:
Fredrik Eriksson – Vocals
Andreas Mäkelä – Guitar/Backing vocals
Patrik Mäkelä – Guitar
Henrik Persson – Drums
Martin Giaever – Bass
Band links: Facebook | Youtube | Instagram | Twitter | On Sliptrick
Dutch death thrash ragers Izegrim have released a video for the song 'Retraumatized' which is taken from their latest EP entitled 'Beheaded By Trust'. Check it out here: https://youtu.be/qcxZf6rTMkQ
The video follows the band throughout their performance at the sold-out Eindhoven Metal Meeting festival, which took place on the 14th of December. The video was directed by Sebastiaan Spijker from Ik Wil Ook Een Videoclip.
Izegrim's Marloes comments:-
"From preparations, to soundcheck, to the gig at the prestigious sold out Eindhoven Metal Meeting: it's all packed into Izegrim's latest videoclip. No expensive props, no bluescreens, no storyline or silly choreography. This is 100% Izegrim at its best!"
The track was recorded, mixed and mastered at Kohlekeller Studio (ABORTED, BENIGHTED,..) in December 2017. The cover artwork came courtesy of Kirill Semenov. ‘Beheaded By Trust’ is the follow-up to 2016’s ‘The Ferryman’s End’, which drew a positively roaring press response worldwide and saw the band touring and sharing stages with the likes of FLOTSAM & JETSAM, KREATOR, ANNIHILATOR, ONSLAUGHT and more.
Formed in 2012, the battle-hardened folk-metal warriors, Atorc of East Anglia have become a force to be reckoned with on the UK metal circuit, sharing stages with the likes of Evil Scarecrow, Whispered, Manegarm and Grimner they have already received praise for their diverse sound and powerful live show.
Atorc are now ready to release their first full length studio album titled ‘Under The Raven Banner’ which was produced, mixed and mastered by Danny B of HVR Studios. Utilising soaring classic metal vocals alongside harsh growls, over fleet-fingered guitar and violin work and raging double bass drumming, the group's music has drawn comparisons to the likes of Ensiferum, Turisas, Iron Maiden, Bal Sagoth and Bathory. The group will be releasing their successfully crowd-funded debut album 'Under The Raven Banner'
Atorc have said:-
“We are excited to introduce to the fans a new chapter in the sagas of Atorc, as we battle together “Under The Raven Banner”. We are all very proud of what we have accomplished, ’Under The Raven Banner’ represents the beginning of a new era for Atorc. This album features our best production and performances to date, and is packed with epic, anthemic songs - blending catchy folk-metal with black metal drum work and classic heavy metal vocals, while Huldra’s outstanding violin playing elevates the band’s sound to new heights that we know our heathen warriors will love to hear. “
Under The Raven Banner will be released on the 4th April 2019
Atorc will be performing on stage 2 at HRH Metal on Saturday 16th February 2019 with the likes of Trollfest and Decapitated headlining.
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