Experimental Death Metal quartet Brain Stem have released a lyric video for "Digitally Enshrined," from their upcoming new EP Symptoms of Annihilation - Stage 2. The concept EP serves as the second chapter of a journey that began with of 2018's Symptoms of Annihilation - Stage 1.
Sterokiller.com is hosting the exclusive premiere of "Digitally Enshrined." Watch the video at this location.
EP track "Dawn of Rot" is streaming now at youtu.be/2dz2XpI7C_U
Symptoms of Annihilation - Stage 2 will be on March 20. Pre-order at brainstemmetal.bandcamp.com/album/symptoms-of-annihilation-stage-2
Established in 2016, Brain Stem isn't the easiest to define with an exact subgenre. Noted to be groovy at times, but also technical when need be, they've made sure that their sound is not limited by one train of thought, moulding metal the way they see fit. With their second Symptoms of Annihilation, Brain Stem is an outstanding example of what experimental death metal has to offer.
Recorded, Mixed & Mastered by: Terry Paholek at Physics Lab, Edmonton, Alberta, AB
Album artwork by: Eka Saputra at Pzychopart
Produced by: Brain Stem & Terry Paholek
All music written by: Brain Stem
All lyrics written by: Jessy Leduc, Brain Stem
Stage 2 is not only a lyrical and musical continuation of the Symptoms of Annihilation concept introduced on the Stage 1 EP, but a visual one too.
Brain Stem is:
Logan Magnuson - Guitar
Alex Mcintosh - Drum
Brad Fife - Bass
Jessy Leduc - Vocals
Norwegian black metallers Thokkian Vortex release their new opus “Thy Throne is Mine” via Non Serviam Records.
To celebrate the event the band fronted by Lord Kaiaphas, the former vocalist of Norwegian black metal act, Ancient, unveils the new single “Winter Forest Cry”.
“The new single, ‘Winter Forest Cry’ is a bit more experimental and different from the rest of the songs from the album. I wanted to make a slow-paced and melancholic track based around a piano riff with a more modern and black-gaze type of atmosphere. Cold, yet emotional. It features spoken vocals with distortion as well as traditional Black metal vocals. The lyrics tell a story of a majestic forest in the north during wintertime, but they are open to the listener’s interpretation”, explains Lord Kaiaphas.
Order the album HERE: https://www.non-serviam-records.com/collections/frontpage/products/thokkian-vortex-thy-throne-is-mine
Listen to the full album HERE https://non-serviam-records.bandcamp.com/album/thy-throne-is-mine
Grind / Crust / Death Metal fiends Medium have unearthed another beautiful song via Decibel Magazine. They're keeping it fresh by infusing a variety of influences and also adding a tinge of melody to the proceedings. Check out the song that's premiered AT THIS LINK.
"a short and snappy ripper that jams a lot into a little. Medium’s blend of death metal and crust with hardcore and even hints of black metal is a straightforward tune with enough melody and punk undercurrents to make it stand out from the legion of HM2-wielding bands"
Rage-fuelled adrenaline junkies Medium give us their own fresh take on the grind/crust style with their self-titled debut. Their approach is not very conventional; there's something unique in the way they blend the best qualities of genres like grind, crust, punk and even death metal and hardcore to make music that's virtually unforgettable. There's palpable energy coursing through the entire album, with each song showcasing a slightly different dimension of the band's own sound. The dark and emotive undercurrent lends to the music a human quality that is not rooted only in aggression like most others in the style; streaks of melodies shimmer through the chaotic blasting parts and leave an indelible effect on you. This is some of the best, honest-to-goodness grind/crust music that you'll come across in this era, and the most commendable part of it all is that this is from a band from Argentina trying their best to make a mark - the talent is undeniable but the effort and intent is exceptional.
Band lineup -
Lucien - Vocals/Bass
Rama - Drums
Fede - Guitar
Seba - Guitar
Austrian Blackened Thrashers Irdorath ink deal with Art Gates Records; new album "The Final Sin" due out May 1st
Art Gates Records are proud to announce that Austrian Black / Thrash Metal band Irdorath are the newest artist to join the label's ever-growing roster.Musically this four pieced combo keeps evolving without following any trends, focussed in their mixture of Black and Thrash Metal.
In the words of the band:
"We are proud to announce that our new record "The Final Sin" will be released through our new label partner Art Gates Records! We are looking forward to this promising cooperation and to all the thrilling news we are able to present to you in the next weeks and months! Stay tuned!"
After four full length records: "Götterdämmerung" (2007), “Dekonstrukteur Des Fleisches” (2010), "I Am Risen (2013) and "Denial Of Creation" (2017) and performing throughout Europe several times, the band is ready to unleash their new and fifth opus "The Final Sin" through Art Gates Records.
After an incredibly successful 2019 that saw the band tour North America as well as Europe (the latter even twice) and release their worldwide charting new album, Macro, Ukrainian modern metal frontrunners Jinjer return with the official music video for their standout track, "Retrospection" - a song that touches the sensitive subject of family.
The band emotionally states:-
""Retrospection" is one of the most personal songs we have ever written. Being a full time touring musician, spending most of the time on the road … of course we are making our biggest dream come true and living each day to the fullest, but nobody mentions that there is a dark side. We do not see people who devoted themselves to us entirely, who gave us everything they had and more… We miss them and they miss us in return, and yet we should call them more often… much more often than we do.
I am talking about our parents.
For most of the Jinjers, our parents are separated from us not only by distance, but also by war and politics. We don’t have an opportunity to visit our parents even when we are in Ukraine. And it feels like they are on the other side of the planet even if we are literally only 800 km away. The worst thing is that, now being in our 30s, year after year, it feels like the storm clouds are gathering above. We all know that the day will come when we will feel alone all of a sudden… and we will lose them. The people, but for whom, we’d never make it. The bitter taste of understanding this is almost unbearable.
We look at this song as an anthem to the ones who raised us, who sacrificed everything for the sake of our happiness no matter what the costs, even despite our own thankless and ingratitude towards them. The people who showed us that the purest love ever does exist - the love of the father and mother for their children.
"Наши мамы и папы, мы хотим, чтобы вы знали, что мы тоже вас любим, и что без вас мы бы никогда не добились всего этого и не осуществили бы свою мечту. Спасибо вам за все - (Mom and Dad, we want you to know that we love you too, if not for you we’d never make it this far and never fulfil our dreams. Thank you for everything.)"
Showcasing the band's diversity, the unique track not only features the typical technical finesse and sheer brutality, but also scores with heavy grooves and quiet, almost ballad-like moments as well as parts sung in the their native tongue, Ukrainian. The song was originally released on their latest full-length album, Macro, out now via Napalm Records.
“It's been a while since I came home... My heart is elsewhere as I roam and roam..."
Watch “Retrospection” HERE:
Italian Orchestral Death Metal maestros Fleshgod Apocalypse unveil cinematic masterpiece for latest single 'Monnalisa'
Italian Orchestral Death Metal giants Fleshgod Apocalypse have unveiled a stunningly beautiful new cinematic masterpiece video for the band’s latest single 'Monnalisa.'
Watch the video for 'Monnalisa' here: https://youtu.be/NYEhQDsOqiU
Order 'Veleno' now: www.nuclearblast.com/fleshgodapocalypse-veleno
Listen to the band's new album on all digital platforms: http://geni.us/FAVelenoDX
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'Monnalisa' features on the band’s critically praised 2019 album, 'Veleno', that’s available now from Nuclear Blast. The video was produced by Void n’ Disorder, directed by Giovanni Bucci (Korn) and shot by Francesco Pennica. Full credits can be found in the video’s description on YouTube.
Francesco Paoli says:
“'Monnalisa' is truly experimental but, at the same time, one of the best songs we've ever written. It stood up amongst the other 'Veleno' tracks right from its release, becoming an instant classic for our fans. I believe what makes this one so special for everyone is that the idea of "poisoning", which is at the very centre of our album 'Veleno' is connected to love. Even the most noble of feelings can become toxic if we suddenly lose our identity, letting our mind and soul become enslaved to someone else. In the end, we can truly love someone only if we find a way to love ourselves first. This is one of the most meaningful messages hidden inside our album. That's why we felt the need to emphasize it even more through this video.
When I came up with the concept behind the video, we all agreed that only someone like Giovanni Bucci (Korn, Oddko), who directed our previous video 'Sugar', could have handled it the way we desired. The final result is a cinematic video that looks as good as a high-end fashion film, with incredible production values and unconventional imagery, mostly inspired by the historical heritage of Italian fashion and architecture, while still maintaining some horror aspects.
Giovanni and I have known each other for a very long time and I collaborated with his band Oddko. I'm a huge fan of all his work as a full rounded artist. He and all the creative minds of the Void ‘N Disorder team, like the extraordinarily talented Art Director Paola Rocchetti, and top-level colourist Gabe Sanchez (Post Malone, Usher, Camila Cabello) transformed a bunch of cool ideas into a mind-blowing piece of art.”
Giovanni Bucci adds:
“My goal with this music video was to prove that you can make something elegant and classy and still be metal as fuck. I wanted to get away from the gritty stereotypes of metal videos and since we are all Italians, I thought that it would be interesting to juxtapose Death Metal imagery with elements from classical Italian culture, with its sophistication, elegance, and style. Moreover, it's always a pleasure to work with these guys and Francesco, who plays the drums on Oddko’s upcoming album and is also featured in the next, soon to be released, music videos.”
Canadian Heavy Thrashers Lutharö unveil new single “Wings Of Agony”; taken from upcoming EP due March 27th
Lutharö, from Hamilton, Canada is unleashing their second EP “Wings of Agony” on March 27th and this release promises to be more innovative and imaginative than the last one. Lutharö stepped out of their comfort zone for this recording and they anticipate a solid reception from current and new fans.
Foreshadowing the EP comes a video for the single and the title track. The roller coaster of a song will bring out the worst of your anxiety and your deepest inner peace within six minutes. It is the perfect introduction to the new era of Lutharö that is darker than before, but still melodic and embodies the same amount of energy listeners have come to expect.
Lutharö's lyrics all come from a personal place and they hope that fans will find a connection to the songs. As they state:
“'Wings of Agony' is a song about the never-ending struggle to pursue a passion. In one moment you feel like you are soaring on cloud nine, things are going your way and you exude confidence. Then at the flip of a switch, you enter a moment of darkness where you feel lost and hopeless never knowing when the light at the end of the tunnel will return. This is the never-ending cycle we embrace because we would rather be tortured in the process of pursuing our dreams than to give up on them. We want the fans to be able to relate to the strong message on this album and find empowerment from it.”
Lutharö is suggested for fans of Arch Enemy, Unleash the Archers, and Amon Amarth.
Watch 'Wings of Agony' via its premiere on Metal Injection HERE.
Lutharö hails from Hamilton, Canada and this group of motivated musicians is bringing a fresh take on heavy metal to listeners around the world.
Meticulously blending a range of sounds from death metal to power metal, Lutharö is quality extreme music for all audiences. They formed in 2013 and with furious passion and drive, quickly established themselves at the forefront of the local metal scene.
Vocalist Krista Shipperbottom takes inspiration from everyday life events to create the powerful lyrics which she then belts out to the energetic guitar work performed by Victor Bucur and John Raposo. The powerful low end comes from bassist Chris Pacey and keeping everything together is Duval Gabraiel on drums. The highly streamlined group works collaboratively on each track to ensure a unique and diverse final product.
Over the years, Lutharö has grown into their distinctive sound, emerging with a heavy and dark formula that gets fans moving. In 2018, they released their debut EP “Unleash The Beast” to great reception and are set to follow it up in 2020 with their sophomore release “Wings of Agony”.Catchy riffs, blazing solos and vocals ranging from vicious growls to cleans that will send a chill down your spine, make Lutharö a well-rounded powerhouse of a band that brings beauty, aggression and skill to the genre.
Their unbridled stage domination has been apparent with live gigs alongside Unleash the Archers, Alestorm, and The Agonist. Even with an already impressive resume, Lutharö is just getting started.
"Wings of Agony" is due out March 27, 2020.
Across The Swarm have joined forces with Time To Kill Records for the release of their new album “Projections”.
Formed in 2013, Across The Swarm's exhilarating brand of death metal and charged live shows have quickly earned them a reputation as one of the most exciting acts to emerge from the Italian metal scene.
The group's complex and dynamic sound along with their resonating live performances helped the band quickly rise to prominence. Following the release of their self-titled EP in December 2013, they took to the road sharing the stage with acts such as Fleshgod Apocalypse, The Modern Age Slavery, Electrocution, Hideous Divinity and Hate.
In 2016 the band released the "Waiting for the Hyenas" single to considerable acclaim. It wasn't long before they caught the eye of Time To Kill Records who welcomed them to their roster. The band's new album "Projections" will be released in spring 2020. Its diverse sound defies categorization while delivering a blend of aggressive attitude, emotive expression and modern flair, garnering a range of stylistic comparisons from classics like Suffocation to modern heavy hitters such as Despised Icon and Decapitated.
More details on the upcoming new record, audio previews and new live dates will be announced shortly.
Francesco A. Flagiello – Vocals
Marco Lambertini – Guitar
Luca Sammartino – Guitar
Mirco Diana – Bass
Voidfallen is a new melodic metal band from Finland. They released their debut EP "The Sinners, the Plague and the Voidfallen" late 2019 and have gained great momentum since. Debut album is scheduled to be released during 2021.
Check the music video: https://youtu.be/Xc9s8q4eaYc
"The Daughters" is the first of two singles that are to be released in the spring of 2020. Alike the EP also this release will feature a music video. The song itself starts out very fast paced and fades out to a dark but beautiful atmospheric outro. Throughout the song the listener is taken relentlesly forward through the story accompanied by the strong vocals. The song is mixed by Juhamatti Kauppinen of ShedStudios and mastered by the legendary Mika Jussila of Finnvox (Children of Bodom, Nightwish).
Listen to "The Daughters"
"The lyrics tell a story of real life that has been raised into more theatrical proportions. As usual we are not going to go into details what exactly the song is about to us. We want to leave the listener the freedom to create their own visualisation of it, what it means to them."
Voidfallen signed a booking deal with Heavy Metal Heart Agency at the end of the year 2019 and are preparing for the new releases and shows of 2020.
The song will be included in “Paradox Of The Mechanical Angel”, second LP by the Swiss melodic death metal band, which will be published on all digital platforms on April 2nd 2020. The album was recorded by Nicola Leoni at Studio From Hell, mixed and mastered by Tommaso Monticelli (Genus Ordinis Dei) at Sonitus Studio in Crema.
The video was shot by Rafael Grieco. For the script, the director, wanted to set the scene in a lovecraft-inspired world, in which the protagonist evokes figures from an obscure parallel dimension. The video is set in the beautiful Castello Trefogli in Taverne-Torricella.
Clod - keyboards - states:-
“I wrote the lyrics for Freely Enchained with inspiration to the TV series “Manhunt: Unabomber”, based on the famous serial killer. I was particularly struck by a scene in which Unabomber finds himself at a crossroads: being physically imprisoned but continuing to be ideologically free by promulgating his ideologies with his head held high or being locked up in a psychiatric hospital and consequently being forced to admit that his manifesto was simple madness."
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