Symphonic metal masters Visions Of Atlantis reveal a brand new lyric video for the live version of “Words Of War“. Watch the video right HERE!
The band on the video and the upcoming live activities:
“After a successful tour which was the first as co-headliner, we are really excited to present „Words Of War“ in its live version. The promotion for our very first live album will bring Visions Of Atlantis over the Atlantic to the 70,000 tons of Metal cruise, Mexico, a South American tour and back to the venues all around Europe as special guest for Kamelot & Evergrey.”
Visions Of Atlantis take you to a world of myths, tales and the long forgotten seas: With a unique mixture of symphonic metal and power metal, paired with a f fantastic female/male vocal duo, the Austrian quintet has been enchanting the metal world since 2000.
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Explore the rich lore that has been created through these stories and feel the magic of this imaginative new world, with its own characters, gods and creatures. Norwald brings you magical lands and magnificent warriors; mythical creatures, life, and death, in the form of power metal songs.
To acquaint the world of Norwald, they have teamed up with PureGrainAudio.com for the exclusive free download of their track "Khelmet and Hakko" that will be showcased on their upcoming concept album due out later in 2019.
Check out the song at https://puregrainaudio.com/audio/norwald-khelmet-and-hakko-free-song-download
In addition, Norwald's first two singles, 'Creatures' and ‘Arden’ can also be heard below.
‘Creatures’ regales listeners with the tale of Prince Thostar who is on a quest for the throne. It’s a fast and simple song to introduce both the band and world of Norwald. ‘Arden’ is a bonus tale, not directly related to the rest of the story told. It is fun and dancey, but with a cold vibe. With influences such as Nightwish, Rhapsody, and Epica, Norwald is just as enchanting as the tale it tells. As to what their debut album brings, composer Grief explains her purpose:
“The album is, as a whole, an epic tale that goes through a lot of phases, to finish in an epic song that Norwald people would sing in their taverns. To end the whole thing and to make people want to listen to more of our stories, we play Arden, which is a short tale not related to the tale told in the rest of the album.”
‘Creatures’ is available on YouTube.
‘Arden’ is also available on Youtube.
Norwald is both the band name and a vast fantasy world that was imagined in the mind of Patri Grief many years ago and has now been brought to fruition to indulge listeners everywhere. Grief’s fascination for storytelling and music began at a young age: she dreamed up a world where her imagination could take flight and ultimately bring her stories to life through music.
With immense imagination, Norwald plunges the listener into a brand new fantasy world. Incorporating made up words and characters set in a medieval era, Norwald is putting a whole new spin on epic power metal. Well written songs, each as a metaphor with its own personality, Norwald is charging in to the spotlight with poetic symphonic magic.
Over the years, members came and left the band and it wasn’t until 2017 when there was enough suitable talent for the band to take off. The lineup now consists of Ann Meseguer (vocals); Patri Grief (composer/lead guitar); Alejandro Leonidas (rhythm guitar); Jeffrey García (bass) and Frehul Martínez (keys).
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Indonesian Death squad Osmed release their debut album 'Territory Of Warfare' through Brute! Productions
Followers of the Indonesian brutal death metal scene have been waiting impatiently for the debut full length album from Jakarta’s Osmed. Their first EP, Ultimate Realms Of Ruination, hit like a nuclear warhead when it landed in 2015 – blasting its way straight into No Clean Singing’s top 15 EP releases of the year. The band teased fans with a two track promo CD in 2017 that hinted at even more unbridled savagery to come and now, at long last, the wait is finally over...Territory Of Warfare has arrived!
Released in the dying days of 2018, but only now receiving a full promotional push,Territory Of Warfare is a rabid, unforgiving creation. A hymn to the ferocity of battle, a soundtrack to the lawless fight for survival on the field of conflict, this album drags you into the raging chaos and leaves you standing knee deep in blood. With your comrades’ broken bodies at your feet and your enemies advancing, steel in hand, this is your final stand, your fight ‘til death. The sheer bludgeoning force of massive sonic assaults like ‘Bloodshed’ and ‘Sanctity Of The Norm’ is staggering and the crushing, grinding weight of ‘Warfare The Punishment’ will leave you gasping for breath.
The Indonesian scene is notorious for its barbarity and brutality, but Osmed are setting new standards amongst their peers. With Territory Of Warfare they have armed that skull fracturing, full frontal assault with a truly individual arsenal of riffs; wrapped each song in a bloodstained shroud of desperate, suffocating, panic –infected atmosphere and delivered their payload with fearsome focus and cohesion.
Available now from Brute! Productions, Osmed’s Territory Of Warfare is an essential addition to the armoury of any death metal fan, dedicated to the discovery of the ultimate expressions of total annihilation.
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When recently announcing their fifth studio album No More Hollywood Endings, which will be unleashed on March 22nd via Nuclear Blast, Finnish heavy metallers Battle Beast promised fans a taster of their new offering at the beginning of 2019 - and the group has kept true to their word! Packed with extravagant melodies, the official music video for the new album's title track provides the perfect visuals for the song's meaningful message. Directed by Markus Nieminen and produced by Oy Routafilmi AB / Tuotantoyhtiö Legenda, the official video for 'No More Hollywood Endings' can be viewed over on YouTube here: youtu.be/SZzhUPe-Bck
Keyboardist Janne Björkroth comments on the track:-
"The song tells a story about living up to other people's expectations and becoming a kind of a sidekick in one's own life. Hollywood conventions and media set unrealistic expectations and narrow ideals about such things as beauty and happiness, and it's easy to get lost while trying to fit the mould. The song claims that there isn't a universal pattern for happiness, but everyone has a right to be respected as they are and live a life that suits for themselves. It's a hymn to individuality."
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No More Hollywood Endings was recorded by keyboardist Janne Björkroth, Viktor Gullichsen and guitarist Joona Björkroth at JKB Studios; with the record also being produced and mixed by Janne. The cover artwork was created by Jan Yrlund (Korpiklaani, Manowar etc.), who created the cover for the band's last album, Bringer Of Pain.
New Zealand metal band Seas of Conflict have been sitting on this banger of a track for 2 years and now 'Monachopsis' is available to the world!
The single was produced & Mixed by Zorran Mendonsa Productions (Antagonist AD, Set On End, and Skyharbor) at his home studio in Auckland, NZ and mastered by Ermin Hamidovic (Architects, Intervals, and Periphery) of Systematic Productions. After working on the single, towards the release of their EP Vestige, the single became a lyrically collaborative effort from both current and past members of the band.
Kody Naidoo, lead singer for the band, says Seas of Conflict single 'Monachopsis' sees them pushing themselves both musically and lyrically into a new realm:-
"The title and meaning of the song is inspired by John Koenig’s ‘Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows’" and misunderstanding the construct of what might be the norm, and being discouraged from breaking away to try and create your own path.The line "Surrounded, but always alone" is a hint of the band’s growth, aiming for a more relatable theme and delivery on this single as they continue to work towards a thematic full-length album."
Check it out here:- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dcej3AqFxAw
The guys in Seas of Conflict are no strangers to touring. They have supported bands like Antagonist A.D, Make Them Suffer, Counterparts (CAN), Stray From The Path (USA), and Thy Art is Murder but also have an upcoming NZ tour supporting NZ Heavyweights Alien Weaponry. So whilst many of the shows are local, I have no doubt we will be seeing them on the international circuit very soon!
Seas of Conflict single 'Monachopsis' sees them pushing themselves both musically and lyrically into a new realm. The new single will be in digital stores and streaming outlets from Friday January 18.
For more information, go to facebook.com/SeasOfConflict.
Mellieha, Malta based Active Metal Band Align The Tide has released the official music video for "Dead Religiom," the title track off of their debut album.
Check it out here:- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2_zt1wIp6oA
"'Dead Religion' takes inspiration from prayers which remain unanswered, thereby instilling doubt on each person. False advertising from preachers and prophets lighten up the grim thoughts of death with nice ideas of the afterlife, which some people choose to believe it, even though we were not promised anything after death." - Align The Tide
The founders of the band Danny on Drums & Kyle on Guitars/Vocals, have been exploring music genres for the past nine years before settling in the active sound you hear today!
Joining the ranks with Gabriel on bass & Alston on rhythm guitar, the line-up was completed. Together, they composed music based on thrash, groove & melodic metal resulting in the recording of their debut album Dead Religion & videos for "The Golden Throne" & "Welcome to Hell" from the same self financed record. Merchandise has been designed & produced to accompany the above release.
The band participated in several local gigs & festivals where they have rooted their main fan base before embarking on a mini European tour visiting Germany and the Czech Republic.
In March 2018, the band supported the legendary band Mushroomhead on their American tour visiting several main cities such as: Mesa, San Diego, Portland, Seattle, Jerome, Fort Collins, Denver, Colorado Springs, Lincoln, Waterloo, Minneapolis, Joliet, Madison, Racine, Cleveland.
As time went by, Alston decided to take a break from the music business and thus, Nikki was recruited to the family as rhythm guitar.
Jinjer are ready to drop their highly anticipated EP "Micro" tomorrow, Friday Jan 11th! To get in the right mood, the band premieres another single & music video off of their upcoming release today.
This powerhouse will present their EP all over Europe on tour with Amorphis, Soilwork and Nailed To Obscurity, which kicks off tomorrow as well! This is definitely how to start a new year right!
Check out the new music video for the track "Perennial" and find all upcoming tour dates listed below:
JINJER will hit the road tomorrow together with AMORPHIS, SOILWORK & NAILED TO OBSCURITY
Don't miss this killer package near you:
w/ Amorphis & Soilwork
11.01.19 DE - Oberhausen / Turbinenhalle 2
12.01.19 NL - Nijmegen / Doornroosje
13.01.19 DE - Hamburg / Markthalle
14.01.19 DK - Copenhagen / Amager Bio
15.01.19 SE - Stockholm / Fryshuset
16.01.19 NO - Oslo / Rockefeller Music Hall
18.01.19 DE - Hannover / Capitol
19.01.19 DE - Leipzig / Hellraiser
20.01.19 PL - Krakow / Klub Kwadrat
23.01.19 BG - Sofia / Universiada Hall
25.01.19 HU - Budapest / Barba Negra Music Club
26.01.19 AT - Vienna / Ottakringer Brauerei
27.01.19 CZ - Zlín / Masters of Rock Café
28.01.19 SK - Bratislava / Majestic Music Club
29.01.19 DE - Berlin / Kesselhaus
30.01.19 DE - Munich / Backstage (Werk)
01.02.19 DE - Geiselwind / MusicHall
02.02.19 DE - Cologne / Essigfabrik
03.02.19 BE - Antwerp / Trix Muziekcentrum
04.02.19 UK - London / Electric Ballroom
06.02.19 FR - Paris / Cabaret Sauvage
07.02.19 FR - Toulouse / Le Bikini
08.02.19 ES - Madrid / Mon
09.02.19 ES - Barcelona / Salamandra
10.02.19 FR - Lyon / Le Transbordeur
12.02.19 IT - Trezzo Sull'Adda / Live Music Club
13.02.19 DE - Wiesbaden / Schlachthof
14.02.19 DE - Saarbrücken / Garage
15.02.19 DE - Stuttgart / LKA Longhorn
16.02.19 CH - Pratteln / Z7
w/ Obscura & Nucleust
04.04.19 JP - Osaka / Fan J Twice
05.04.19 JP - Nagoya / Imaike 3 Star
06.04.19 JP - Tokyo / Cyclone
07.04.19 JP - Tokyo / Cyclone
JINJER - South Africa Tour 2019
03.05.19 ZA - Capre Town / Mercury Live
04.05.19 ZA - Johannesburg / Platteland
On March 8th, the Faroe Islands' Tyr will release their eighth full-length, Hel, via Metal Blade Records. Hel is a collection of ruthlessly melodic and irresistibly compelling progressive folk metal that will immediately resonate with any who have followed the band at any point over the two decades of their storied career. For a preview of the album, the first single, "Fire and Flame", can be heard at: http://metalblade.com/tyr/ - where Hel can also be pre-ordered in the following formats:
--box set (digipak CD, drinking horn, leather belt clip, poster, autographed photo card - limited to 1000 copies)
--steel-blue / gray marbled vinyl (US retail exclusive - limited to 500 copies)
--clear mushroom brown marbled vinyl (US webstore exclusive - limited to 200 copies)
--blue / white / black / red splatter vinyl (US webstore exclusive - limited to 100 copies)
--180g black vinyl (EU exclusive)
--turquoise blue marbled vinyl (EU exclusive - limited to 500 copies)
--clear / blue marbled vinyl (EU exclusive - limited to 300 copies)
--bordeaux red /black marbled vinyl (EMP exclusive - limited to 200 copies)
--olive marbled vinyl (Nuclear Blast exclusive - limited to 200 copies)
--white / blue marbled vinyl (Tutl exclusive - limited to 100 copies)
Known for their prolific nature - dropping their first five full-lengths in the space of just seven years - the six-year gap between Valkyrja (2013) and Hel is by far the longest between any two of their records. During that period the band toured hard, taking the album around the world, including a support run with Children Of Bodom in North America and an appearance on the 70,000 Tons Of Metal cruise. However, other factors played into this extended break between releases.
"We approached this one differently because I learned that if I continue doing albums in the way we had up to now, I would die from a heart attack before I'm 50! That's one of the reasons we changed our method and took such a long time on this one." says guitarist/vocalist Heri Joensen.
That this tactic - which also includes more songwriting contributions from bassist/vocalist Gunnar Thomsen and guitarist Terji Skibenæs than on previous releases - has been beneficial is borne out in the finished product, which is perhaps more immersive than those that came before.
"Musically it leans a bit towards our album, 'Ragnarok' (2005). It's a bit more epic and also much better worked through than any of our previous albums." It also marks the recording debut of drummer Tadeusz Rieckmann, who has manned the drum throne for Tyr's live shows since 2016." states Gunnar Thomsen
Everlasting Spew Records is honored to welcome Melbourne based Brutal Death Metal band Revulsed into the roster!
Expect a new album from the aussies released by the end of the year as the guys are currently in the writing/production process to shape their most brutal, monstrous and tighter recording ever.
"We are working hard on new material for the followup album to Infernal Atrocity. We feel the music we have so far is a lot more savage than the previous outing. We guarantee the new songs will stay with you, as we love writing memorable music filled with hooky riffs, never compromising on brutality. The slaughter is coming. Also, we are super proud to be working with Everlasting Spew Records on this new release!" (Jayson Sherlock)
Combined to this, together with the band, we wanted to offer the fans the highly requested vinyl edition for their critically acclaimed debut "Infernal Atrocity" released back in 2015. Graced by an astonishing cover art by Pär Olofsson and featuring Konstantin Lühring (Despondency/ex Defeated Sanity) on vocals, "Infernal Atrocity" will be released this spring in a mouth watering gatefold sleeve and a limited colored version.
Pre-orders will be open soon! Stay tuned!
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UK Heavy Metal act Forged In Black, have just inked a deal with Fighter Records for the worldwide release of their upcoming 2nd album "Descent of the Serpent", scheduled for 5th of March 2019.
Forged In Black was born in 2013 after changing their moniker from Merciless Fail (2007-2013). Their debut album "Forged in Black" was released that same year, being followed by three EP's: "The Tide" (2013), "Fear Reflecting Fear" (2016) and " Sinner Sanctorum" (2017). These releases got a great acceptation within the british Heavy Metal scene and paved the way for their 2nd full length album "Descent of the Serpent", recorded in 2018, again with producer Romesh Dodangoda, with cover art made by Dan Goldsworthy (ALESTORM, HELL, ACCEPT, etc.).
The style of Forged In Black is a fresh, melodic and powerful Heavy Metal where you can find classic elements from british bands like Iron Maiden, Judas Priest or Angel Witch, with a slight dose of CANDLEMASS and hints of Thrash in the vein of bands like FLOTSAM & JETSAM, HEATHEN, METAL CHURCH... You gotta listen by yourself!!
This is what Forged In Black said about their signing to Fighter Records:
“We are absolutely thrilled at the prospect of working with Fighter Records. To be added to their already stellar roster is overwhelming and we cannot wait to see what this partnership brings. This album is the culmination of 10 years of hard work and we are certain that this release has something to love for all Metal fans. We are currently working on a host of shows to support the release and can't wait to display our most ambitious live performance to date. See you down the front!”.
International release date for Forged In Black's "Descent of the Serpent" will be 5th of March 2019 through Fighter Records on CD format. In the meantime, check out FORGED IN BLACK's official Facebook site here: www.facebook.com/forgedinblacks and listen to the 1st advance song of the album on the following link: https://youtu.be/4QHIHMRUI4U
www.fighter-records.com / www.facebook.com/fighter.records
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