Crossfaith have released a stream for their 'New Age Warriors EP' which is out now!
The band previously dropped a video stream for ‘Revolution – The Bloody Beetroots Remix’, the first single to be taken from the EP.
The EP contains remixes from The Bloody Beetroots, Shikari Soundsystem, KSUKE, The Qemists and more.
Stream 'New Age Warriors Remix' EP in full here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL8mKob-3u2L81x4ZmXJD6k2_dmZOl43vK
Vocalist Kenta Koie says: “We believe there's no border between rock and dance music, and so our new singles on 'New Age Warriors’ have been reconstructed by amazing artists who share this understanding with us.You guys will find new possibilities through these remixes.This is another side of New Age Warriors. Don't miss it!"
Buy the EP here: https://unfd.lnk.to/RevolutionBBRemix
Crossfaith tour the UK as main support to Bury Tomorrow on 14th April through to 22nd April where they’ll be joined by Black Peaks and Any Given Day.
14 CARDIFF Y Plas
15 MANCHESTER Ritz
16 GLASGOW Garage
17 NEWCASTLE Riverside
19 LEEDS Stylus
21 BIRMINGHAM O2 Institute
22 LONDON Forum
Dutch Black / Death Metal masters God Dethroned have announced 'The World Ablaze' as the title of their new album scheduled for release on May, 5th via Metal Blade Records!
'The World Ablaze' is the band's first album since 'Under The Sign Of The Iron Cross' from 2010 and marks the grand comeback for the Dutchmen! The album is the third (and final) part of the World War I trilogy.
The album has just been mastered, the front art and a first song will be revealed shortly as well as the pre-order and album configurations!
Dan Swanö mixed 'The World Ablaze' and has formed his opinion: "God Dethroned have taken a great turn on the fields of Death Metal. This album is a great combination of all kinds of tempos and styles the genre have to offer, each performed with crushing perfection, and catchy choruses and memorable melodic hooks! Will go down well among fans of Bolt Thrower (R.I.P.) and some of the other Dutch death brigades I've had the pleasure of working with!"
God Dethroned will play two German release shows on the weekend of release and two Dutch ones the following weekend. Please spread the word!
05/05/17 DE - Oberhausen - Helvete w/ Lifeless & Visionary 666
06/05/17 DE - München - Backstage w/ Revel In Flesh & Commander & Visionary 666
12/05/17 NL- Lelystad - Poppodium w/ Visionary 666 & Disquiet
13/05/17 NL - Groningen - Vera w/ Visionary 666 & The Heritage
Other God Dethroned shows:
11/03/17 DE - Heidelberg - Deathfest
18/03/17 DE - Altenburg - 8. Indoorfestival
08/04/17 NL - Erica - Pitfest
10-12/08/17 DE - Schlotheim - Party.San Open Air
God Dethroned line-up:
Henri Sattler - vocals/guitars
Mike Ferguson - guitars
Jeroen Pomper - bass
Michiel van der Plicht - drums
Wormholedeath are proud to announce that Talvienkeli (Symphonic Progressive Metal from France) have signed a licensing deal with the label for the worldwide release of their debut album "Hybris".
"Signing a contract with WormHoleDeath to produce our first album was seen as a great opportunity. We felt lucky to have this chance to be contacted by such a label, even if we didn't really know what it would mean for Talvienkeli at the very beginning. But now we have sealed our cooperation with the label, we feel even more excited and happy to collaborate with WormHoleDeath. Working hand in hand with the whole team made us evolve on both professional and human scales.
It gave us the feeling of moving forward and achieving something concrete for the band after all this time spent on working on the songs on our own, not knowing if they would be someday appreciated outside the circle of our relatives and friends. On top of that, we got on really well with the people of WormHoleDeath. Communication was always rather easy and in a cheerful atmosphere. Now we can't wait to see the result of the hard work everyone did to produce this album and we are really thrilled about this."
Digital release date : 24th February 2017 (Wormholedeath/The Orchard)
U.S.A : 9th June 2017 (Wormholedeath U.S.A.)
Physical release date : 14th April 2017 (Aural Music Group)
Japan (Wormholedeath Japan/DiskUnion) TBA
Anima is a new Peruvian metal band from the city of Abancay. Last year they released their first demo entitled “The Masters from Far” which can be streamed through multiple platforms.
Anima was formed by brothers Alvaro and Diego Adrian Bueno Triveño. They mix the musical elements of Power Metal, Symphonic Metal, Industrial Metal and Progressive Metal. The song “The Masters from Far” Is the first demo recorded by the band and soon they will release their first full-length album via Profane Records.
Both Alvaro and Diego have been musicians for many years and have played with several bands. However they have an enormous amount of more than 200 original songs composed so the release date of their debut album will soon be announced.
Hard Rock / Heavy Metal band Edge of Paradise has released the Official Music Video for "Alive" off of their upcoming EP. Directed by Val Rassi, "Alive" originally premiered on Metal Underground and is taken from Edge Of Paradise's upcoming release of the same name. A 5 song EP produced by Chuck Johnson (Korn, Slipknot) and mixed by Jay Ruston (Anthrax, Pop Evil…), Mike Plotnikoff, and Michael Wagener, ALIVE is due out 3/10 via ILS/Universal!
Front woman, Margarita Monet, states "This song is extremely contagious, with the heavy hitting/ industrial beat, and a chorus that'll get your blood pumping!"
"ALIVE is dealing with us humans being so caught up in the digital world, obsessed with convenience and monetary gain, we have begun to sacrifice our humanity. We are becoming corporate led consumer machines! We get lost in the enticing virtual reality that we forget what real human interaction feels like. Sometimes I want to break away from bombardment of advertisements, social standards, never ending race with time and just breathe, and remember what it's like to feel alive! To connect with our fellow humans and the world!
Production wise, the band is exploring it's heavier side, with the new industrial edge, yet keeping the band's dynamic and melodic sound!
“This is our best music to date! We were so fortunate to work with amazing, powerhouse people on this CD, and are confident that the outcome is the most exciting Edge Of Paradise musical experience yet!"
Edge Of Paradise have toured over 30 states and are excited to hit the road again in the spring. This year the band plan to tour US, South America, and Europe with an already set date at the Female Metal Event in Eindhoven, Netherlands, playing alongside Delain.
"We are working with a great team of people and are excited to bring our show to you and meet all of you awesome music fans out there!"
Edge Of Paradise will be having exciting giveaways during the months of Feb and March, keep posted on their facebook page!
Catch Edge of Paradise LIVE:
04/21 @ Soundbox - Simpsonville SC
04/22 @ Drunk Horse - Fayetteville NC
05/11 @ El Corazon - Seattle, WA
09/23 @ Female Metal Event - Eindhoven Netherlands
Lafayette, LA based Wilhelm Records has entered into an exclusive, worldwide music and merchandise distribution agreement with Victory Records. Wilhelm was founded by Dylan Frederick in mid-2015 with the ambition and passion of giving up and coming artists an opportunity to be heard. “Playing in bands over the years, I never thought I’d get too much into this side of the industry.” Frederick mentions, “Having Victory onboard with our future plans is exciting and very surreal. We plan to make our mark by putting out great music by hard working bands with the same vision.”
Wilhelm Records’ has records planned for Hopes On Hold, Postcards From Jane, Mallory Run, American Pastime and Skylines for 2017 with more on the way.
Tony Brummel, Founder of Victory Records said, "Dylan has a fantastic work ethic and reminds me of when I started Victory out of my closet in 1989. He is building his label and has a solid roster of developing bands. As so many labels in the independent community continue to get acquired it is important that we help develop and support those with the courage and passion to start new homes for artists. We have had the pleasure of helping labels like Rise Records, Standby Records and Sumerian get established from their beginnings along with many labels that we currently distribute. The independent fire still burns in many of us and I am glad to have another label join our family.”
Wilhelm joins GMM, ISCREAM, Luxor, Mutant League, Standby, WAT and a number of other labels that Victory provides distribution services for.
Argh! You need some body armour for this! Impiety drummer puts together one of the most vicious onslaughts this year under the name of The Furor. Toilet of Hell (US) does an excellent write-up for an excellent premiere HERE.
"insane riffage and earth-shattering drumming... too hot to handle" - TOILET OV HELL (US)
TOILET OV HELL PREMIERE
The Furor from Australia prepares an explosive concoction of death, black and thrash metal and the result is scathing to say the least. Drumming phenomenon Dizazter is a part of Singaporean legends Impiety and not only does that have an influence over here, he's taking it to a different extreme. Mind-boggling drumming aside, his skills with guitars too are no less impressive and he has laid down all the songs for this album. Aided by Hellhound and The Grand Impaler, The Furor whip up a storm of biblical proportions. From start to finish, the album is absolutely unforgiving but it has its share of clever variations and deft tempo changes without derailing the entire momentum. 'Cavalries of the Occult' will go down as one of the most venomous albums of its time.
THE FUROR Bandcamp (Pre-orders are ON!)
THE FUROR Facebook
Transcending Obscurity Official Site
NEW Transcending Obscurity Records Facebook
Official Transcending Obscurity YouTube Channel
Slovenian thrashers Panikk premiere the new track "Sedated in Utopia" via PureGrainAudio.com. The track hails from the band's highly anticipated second album, Discarded Existence, set for international release on March 15th via Xtreem Music. Hear Panikk's "Sedated in Utopia" in exclusively HERE.
Panikk was formed in 2008 in Ljubljana, Slovenia, and to this point, they evolved into a vivid thrash act. They play fast and energetic old-school thrash metal influenced by Bay Area thrash acts such as Vio-lence, Forbidden, Forced Entry, Exodus, etc.
In 2009, Panikk recorded a demo, and since then, they played numerous gigs across Slovenia. In 2013, they released their first album, titled Unbearable Conditions, through Slovenian label Metal Tank Records, which immediately gained a wealth of accolades and positive reviews.
In 2014, new drummer Črt Valentić from Mephistophelian joined the Panikk ranks, and Unbearable Conditions was reissued by Xtreem Music with worldwide distribution. In 2015, they played the MetalDays festival, opened for Nuclear Assault, and shredded through many other venues both at home and abroad. In September of that year, Jaka Črešnar replaced Nejc Nardin on lead guitars, and they released the EP Pass the Time. Renewed, the band spent all of 2016 working on their second album, Discarded Existence.
Hear "Sedated in Utopia," the next taste of Discarded Existence, exclusively HERE, courtesy of PureGrainAudio.com. "Eyes Don't Lie," the first taste of Discarded Existence, can be heard at Xtreem Music's Youtube channel HERE.
Saturnal Records has set April 28th as the international release date for Barathrum's highly anticipated ninth album, Fanatiko.
Formed in 1990, Barathrum are one of the founding fathers of Finnish black metal. The band's early '90s demos, and especially their first two albums - Hailstorm and Eerie, both released in 1995 - were foundational in establishing the filthy sound for which Finnish black metal is now known worldwide, and also for featuring a unique and sinister setup of two bass guitars. Barathrum would continue to be prolific during the rest of the 1990s and into the early 2000s, before quietly going on hiatus. And although posthumous collections kept the name fresh for a while, only three new songs would arrive on a split 10" in 2010, and thus flowed rumours about the state of Barathrum and whether the band was truly RIP.
Alas, the rumours have been silenced and Barathrum returns with their strongest album in nearly 20 years, Fanatiko. The band's first album in 12 years, needless to say, Fanatiko has been long in the making, but more importantly, it marks a new start for this cult. Led, as ever, by frontman Demonos Sova, the demonic pack of Barathrum have brewed eight brand-new incantations here which span the entire spectrum of the band's canon. On Fanatiko can be found traces of the shit-thick lava of their earliest albums and also the rowdy, almost-tribal heavy metal of their later years, all bound together by a truly devilish and gleefully infectious charisma that only Barathrum can deliver.
Like the proverbial phoenix, not for nothing did Barathrum record Fanatiko at Blackvox Studio, entirely on analogue just like their pioneering early albums. Duly bolstered by blistering, full-bodied production which highlights their characteristically bass-heavy churn, the band sound truly re-energized here, pounding forth with an utterly raw and untamed energy that authentically harks back to their breakout albums. The trudging doom of their earliest, eeriest work benefits as much by this production choice as does the more rocking fare of latter-day albums like Legions of Perkele and Infernal. Altogether, it's a zealous whirlwind which can only spell Barathrum.
Fans old and new, expect nothing but old-school black metal mixed with hellfire and demonic ichor, now spilled out by a solidified six-piece orchestra of Hell. As on their earlier works, the trademark Barathrum sound is executed with two bass guitars, which was almost unheard of back in the day - but today, on Fanatiko, Barathrum are even more dangerous and blasphemous than EVER!
The album shall be released on both CD and vinyl LP formats, along with new merchandise sure to please all old worshippers of Barathrum. Witness the triumphant return of the beast! And it can be witnessed in visual form at Finland's esteemed Inferno magazine HERE with the brand-new video for "Hellstorm."
Barathrum lineup 2017
Demonos Sova - vocals
Raakalainen - guitars
Pelceboop - lead guitars
Ruttokieli - bass/backing vocals
Nuclear Tormentörr - lead bass/backing vocals
Vendetta - drums/backing vocals
Progressive metal act Persefone releases an animated video for the song "Prison Skin". It´s the first single out from the already critical acclaimed album "Aathma" that will be in stores, worldwide on February 24.
Persefone´s own words about the song:
"It's been some time since we finished and mixed the album. Although we couldn't wait to share this music with everyone, some steps have to be followed before the release. The wait is almost over. During this time we have had the chance to witness a highly appreciated feedback from media and now we are ready to finally show you the first single from "Aatham". The single "Prison skin" is the first full track of the album and makes a musical statement about how the album will develop musically and sets the mood for the lyrical concept. It was supposed to be a lyric video in the beginning, but the people behind this creation did such a great job that we decided to go with just the animation part. But please, make sure you read the lyrics as you listen to the music, because one part meets the other to bring this concept to live. Thanks for the patience, love and support."
Watch "Prison Skin" here:
"Aathma" was mixed and mastered by legendary producer Jens Bogren in his Fascination Street Studios (Sweden). The album includes the epic 20-minute title-track, with guest appearances from vocalist Merethe Soltvedt and Leprous guitarist Øystein Landsverk. "Aathma"is set for worldwide release on February 24th, 2017 through ViciSolum Records, and will also feature Cynic's Paul Masvidal, appearing on the song "Living Waves", as well as on "An Infinitesimal Spark". The amazing cover art is created by none other than Travis Smith, who shouldn't need further introduction.
"Aathma" will be released as double vinyl, digipak, CD and digital via ViciSolum Productions.
Aathma European Tour 2017
Special Guest: Poem
07.04, 2017 Razzmatazz, Barcelona, Spain w. Poem
08.04, 2017 Changó, Madrid, Spain w. Poem
09.04, 2017 Garaje, Murcia, Spain w. Poem
11.04, 2017 Barrio's Cafe, Milan, Italy w. Poem
12.04, 2017 Backstage, Munich, Germany w. Poem
13.04, 2017 Z-7, Pratteln, Switzerland w. Poem
14.04, 2017 La Boule Noire, Paris, France w. Poem and Daturha
15.04, 2017 La Ferrailleur, Nantes, France w. Poem
16.04, 2017 Underworld Camden, London, UK w. Poem
17.04, 2017 Turock, Essen, Germany w. Poem and Samsara Circle
18.04, 2017 Podium Duycker, Hoofddorp, Holland w. Poem
19.04, 2017 Merleyn, Nijmegen, Holland w. Poem
20.04, 2017 Markthalle, Hamburg, Germany w. Poem
21.04, 2017 Forbraendingen, Copenhagen, Denmark w. Poem
22.04, 2017 Kraken, Stockholm, Sweden w. Poem and Loch Vostok
07.23-29.2017 Metal Days, Slovenia
Global Metal Apocalypse