Plague Throat is one of Indian sub-continent's well known Death Metal bands. Right from their inception in 2008 till this day; they have been blessed with a celebrated career. Hailing from the city of Shillong; the band has supported bands such as Cannibal Corpse, Psycroptic, Dying Fetus, Funerus, Dawn of Demise to name a few.
The band's latest offering 'Evolutionary Impasse' should come as no surprise as it stands as a solid progression from the previous release that came in the form of 'The Human Paradox'. 'Evolutionary Impasse' promises to be intense and carries a gargantuan personality. Each track in this record has been proficiently crafted to provide listeners a taste of Death Metal in their own flavour with great technicality and brutality with a stroke of perfection.
One of the most representative Romanian Black Metal bands, Timisoara based Ordinul Negru, just released a new video in support of their most recent album, Faustian Nights, released last year via Loud Rage Music. Faustian Nights, the title-track, can now be seen here: https://youtu.be/4awR7vpPXgI
Ordinul Negru‘s eight studio album Faustian Nights is available via Loud Rage Music in digital and CD formats, and will be available on vinyl and tape in Spring 2019:
Tengger X Cavalry Recordings is pleased to present Liberation - a new Mongolian-language melodic metal force hailing from Hohhot, China. Liberation is thrilled to enter the North American metal scene with their new music video for the single "Hope". The emotional, stunning new video can be viewed now via YouTube here, or via the Alternative Press Facebook page here.
Liberation's native Hohhot is a major northern city in China rich with nomadic history and culture. The band incorporates these themes in their music, but with a fresh, young twist.
"'Hope' is an emotional track with peaks and valleys. The song describes the struggle of a person going through desperation and depression, but then rising up to hope and enlightenment."
Tengger X Cavalry Recordings founder Nature G says about the band:-
"Liberation is newly formed, yet as soon as I heard the quality and energy behind their music, they caught my eye really quickly. They're very passionate, great composers, and they give a fresh take on their own Mongolian influence with metalcore and Linkin Park-like choruses and melody. Well balanced."
"Hope" can be found on the new compilation album, Sound of the Raging Steppe, available now via Tengger X Cavalry Recordings - a new record label founded by Tengger Cavalry frontman Nature G to bring underground Chinese and Mongolian nomadic metal music to North American listeners. Sound of the Raging Steppe is available for download here via Bandcamp. The compilation also features music from five additional folk-influenced heavy metal bands, who have come together to provide a stampede of horseback-heavy sound - weaving an untold story of Chinese history that smashes stereotypes.
Vocal - Oyun Dalai
Guitar - Buren Bayar
Guitar - Zurhe
Bass - Oyun Bayar
Drum - Namora
Austrian black thrashers Irdorath are proud to present the official live video for the track "Devoured by Greed", taken from their latest album "Denial Of Creation" out via Wormholedeath Records.
It is the first real live video after releasing several official videos in the past.
The video has been recorded at Jugend-und Kulturzentrum Explosiv by the soundmaster Bob Briessinck! It contains also several shots from their winter tour with Theotoxin, Carnation & Schirenc Plays Pungent Stench!
Devoured by Greed - Official live video
After spending the last weeks sharing various audio excerpts from the effort, Swiss Pagan/Folk-metalband Norvhar just released their debut EP with 'Kauna', available right now for CD & Digital formats on Bandcamp and the main legal platforms.
In addition to the official release-news, the band also streamed the full-effort at the same locations. Stream the 'KAUNA' EP | Order your digital / physical copy on Bandcamp
Formed in 2016 from the ashes of the band Harmoniks, NORVHAR is oriented towards pagan / folk / epic metal. It consists of six skilled musicians, all of them with stage experiences.
Those six friends offer a music which is inspired, epic, melodic, but which also makes you want to drink beers until the end of times. Vastly inspired by Tolkien’s universe, but also by Nordic mythology, the texts are dense and deep, filled with adventures and battles, with mystical tales and latent alcoholism.
The folk melodies, sometimes played on the keyboard, sometime on the flute or on acoustic instruments, intermingle with powerful and sharp guitars, all punctuated by intense bass and battle-like drums.
The vocals, straight out of the plains of Valhalla are calling the warriors to battle by their unquenchable fire. NORVHAR is going to release an album at the beginning of 2019.
For fans of Moonsorrow, Ensiferum, Equilibrium, Finntroll, Wintersun...
A few weeks only after the official release of their debut EP 'Moon Phases', French metalcore newcomers Dizorder shared an official music video for the single "The Real Face" for worldwide exclusive on Beheading The Traitor Channel.
The song features on 'Moon Phases' still available for CD & digital on Bandcamp and the main legal platforms (iTunes, Spotify, Deezer...).
Watch the music video of "The Real Face"
Stream the 'Moon Phases' EP | Order your CD/Digital copy
Born from Val-d'Oise, Dizorder recently won 2 days of training at Le Forum de Vauréal to get prepared for any gig and has been elected by the audience of the open mic of La Ruche 2018.
Driven by the brutal screams of their female singer, the band offers an alternative metal at the crossroads between Flyleaf, Deftones, Northlane and frees themselves from more lyrical spheres.
For fans of Northlane, Deftones, Flyleaf...
Italian thrash-core band Engine Driven Cultivators has just signed a new record deal with Italian label Punishment 18 Records in order to release their fourth full-length album. The new effort will be released later this spring. New information will follow soon.
Norwegian ultra-doom titans Abyssic stream the entirety of their highly anticipated second album, High the Memory, at heavily trafficked web-portal NoCleanSinging.com. Set for international release on February 22nd via Osmose Productions, hear Abyssic's High the Memory in its entirety exclusively HERE.
Abyssic is a unique symbiosis of atmospheric approaches in funeral death/doom, with black and prog influences. The signature is enhanced by orchestrations with Mellotron, Minimoog, and upright bass.
Abyssic is a result of a collaboration between Memnock (Susperia), Elvorn (Susperia), and André Aaslie (Funeral, Images At Twilight, Gromth, Profane Burial), and together with Asgeir Mickelson (ex-Borknagar, Ihsahn), they recorded the debut album A Winter's Tale in February 2016 for Osmose Productions.
Later in 2016, Tjodalv (Susperia, ex-Dimmu Borgir, Old Man's Child) and Makhashanah (AKA Henriette Bordvik - Asagraum [live], ex-Sirenia) joined Abyssic, and together with Memnock, Elvorn, and Aaslie, they bring you the Abyssic darkness with album #2, High The Memory.
In the lead up to its international release this Friday, hear High the Memory in its entirety exclusively HERE, courtesy of NoCleanSinging.com. Pre-order info can be found HERE.
English Gothic Metallers Devilment say goodbye to drummer Matt Alston and welcomes bassist Chris Casket
Having played the HRH Metal festival in at the 02 Academy Birmingham, Devilment's drummer Matt Alston announces he is to stand down from band duties after posting on Instagram the following:-
"Having stepped in to complete the show as a favour, it gave me clarity on my decision to leave.
I won’t talk any further on the reasons, but it has been a pleasure spending the last couple of years in the Devilment camp, and being a part of writing the music I am most proud of in my career. Thanks to all the fans, and all involved over the years!"
Whilst the drummer vacancy will remain one to keep an eye on, in the mean time the Suffolk crew have brought Chris Casket on to fill in bassist duties. Both Chris and Matt know each other from playing in the WW2 Black Metal band Eastern Front, as for Devilment the merry-go-round of musicians carries on, as only just last year Anabelle Iratni took on the female vocals and keyboard duties, replacing the departing Lauren Francis. It so happens that Chris taking on bass duties comes as a result of Nick Johnson leaving in 2017.
Devilment had this to say about Chris joining the band:-
"Joining us for the first time on stage this weekend (16th Feb) will be our new(ish) bass player Chris Casket. Chris has been with us for the past year working patiently behind the scenes with the band, so HRH Metal Birmingham will be his live debut. So, welcome aboard the Devilment express another creature from the depths of Suffolk our bassist and friend, Mr. Casket!"
Based in Vancouver BC, this sonically diverse act is the brainchild of multi-instrumentalist Dan Potter. Using heavy barrages of thrashing poly-rhythmic riffage to whip up intensity levels, DYFN descends into abstracted darkness and finds a sonic blueprint that’s filled with endless possibilities. Guitars are driven to their most extreme by incorporating experimental approaches in technique and composition serving as a perfect backdrop to the deep, chaotic experiences brought forth lyrically as dark riddles are wretched out with harrowing screams.
The debut LP by Dark Years from Now was conceived to be a unique listening journey. Whether it’s the pulsating industrial metal edged aesthetic or the cathartic layers of electronic instrumentation, each track offers a world of intriguing sound and substance. Unafraid to take a non-linear approach, many of the songs are forged with abstract intent even using the words as yet another aural paintbrush, obscuring to reveal. Four of the eleven tracks are instrumental in nature providing more time for listeners in the churning abyss of variable perception.
Dark Years from Now will release its self-titled debut on March 8, 2019.
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