French modern metal stars Eths are releasing a new song taken from their forthcoming full-length 'Ankaa', which has been scheduled for release on April 22nd. The track "Kumari Kandam" is now exclusively premiered by the official media partners below.
Eths guitarist Staif Bihl comments:
"I am glad to introduce a third new track from our forthcoming album. The lyrics of 'Kumari Kandam' were written by me with the help of my friend Faustine Berardo (La Nebuleuse D'hima), who is also singing some parts of this song together with Sarah Layssac of Arkan. Kumari Kandam is a legendary continent that is said to be lying at the bottom of the sea south of the Indian subcontinent. My lyrics deal with human civilizations, and how they have vanished due to force of nature or just of their own doing – as a warning for future generations. Of course, this story also applies to our own civilization, which seems to be working as hard as possible to speed up its own downfall."
2. Nihil Sine Causa
5. Nixi Dii
6. Vae Victis
8. Sekhet Aaru
9. Kumari Kandam
Ankaa, also known as Alpha Phoenicis, is the brightest star in the Phoenix constellation. Eths are reaching for the stars again with their fourth full-length, which also bears the title 'Ankaa'. The French modern metal outfit has been a shooting star in its homeland, but now aims to shine in a new light and in a new constellation.
'Ankaa' manages to keep the essence of the band, guided by mastermind and guitarist Staif Bihl, who also produced the album. Yet with new frontwoman Rachel Aspe and other changes in the line-up there are new elements in the sound of the French act. The new album sounds more diverse and generally a touch darker. Electronic patterns find as easily a fitting place as a beautiful Arabic chant by guest vocalist Sarah Layssac (Arkan). For this recording, Soilwork drummer extraordinaire Dirk Verbeuren stepped in and delivered a massive yet intricate pounding.
Mountain Side EP track listing:
2. Mountain Side
3. War Horse (2016 version)
4. Mountain Side (acoustic)
6. Mountain Side (Club Mix)
7. Krutaya Gora
8. Mountain Side (Instrumental)
9. Bonus-Tengger Cavalry (live)
10. Bonus-Folk Jam 01
11. Bonus-Folk Jam 02
Still riding high from this year's "Winter Raid" tour dates and their sold out, two hour unplugged Christmas Eve performance at Carnegie Hall's Weill Recital Hall, New York City-based Mongolian folk metal group Tengger Cavalry is ready to release new music! The band will unleash their new Mountain Side EP on April 1st - pre-order it here via iTunes and get the newly re-recorded single "War Horse" now as an instant-grat track.
In celebration of the EP's release, Tengger Cavalry is sharing the re-recorded version of "War Horse" with fans today via Metal Injection - stream the track here via live performance footage video: http://www.metalinjection.net/video/mongolian-folk-metal-band-tengger-cavalry-show-you-their-war-horse
The Mountain Side EP features re-orchestrated versions of popular Tengger Cavalry tracks, as well as completely new music accented by acoustic, instrumental and remix versions. The EP also features bonus live tracks and folk recordings. In particular, the re-recording of "War Horse"still features the traditional Mongolian throat-singing that Tengger Cavalry is known for, but has now been completely re-composed and re-recorded to include influences such as Mongolian traditional folk, Native American tribal music, and cinematic film landscapes.
The US Symphonic Metal band Midnight Eternal just released a lyric video for the track "First Time Thrill" from their upcoming self-titled debut album. The album will be released in Europe and North America on April 29th through Inner Wound Recordings and in Japan on April 27th through Avalon / Marquee.
Watch it below.
What characterizes the sound of Midnight Eternal is the sense of melody - a synthesis of melody and power, crushing guitars, double bass and beautiful multi-layered vocals. Led by the beautiful and emotional vocals of Raine Hilai, the future of Midnight Eternal looks very bright.
The album was engineered by Eric Rachel [Skid Row, Symphony X] and the mixing and mastering was handled by Tommy Hansen [Helloween, Pretty Maids, Jorn]. The impressive artwork was created by Jan Yrlund [Apocalyptica, Korpiklaani, Delain].
"Midnight Eternal" track listing
01. 'Till the Bitter End
03. Signs Of Fire
04. Shadow Falls
05. The Lantern
06. Believe In Forever
07. Midnight Eternal
08. When Love and Faith Collide
09. Like an Eternity
11. Pilgrim and the Last Voyage
12. First Time Thrill
Cretura (Symphonic Extreme Metal from Norway) are proud to announce the release of the official video for the song "Funeral Roses" taken from their upcoming debut album "Fall Of The Seventh Golden Star".
Watch the video below
"Fall Of The Seventh Golden Star" will be released via Wormholedeath / Aural Music Group through worldwide digital market and CD on April the 8th!
1. Past, Present & Future
2. Reign of Terror
3. Grand Warfare Through Dark Ages
4. Voices of Hunger
5. Funeral Roses
6. Northern Winds
7. Pray For A Brighter Tomorrow
8. Når Lyset Dør
9. At The 11th Hour
10. The Pale Horseman & The Hunter of The Sky
11. The Last Song of The Earth
Brazillian thrash metallers Blackning have entered the studio to record the follow up to their debut release "Order Of Chaos" (2014).
With the recording sessions taking place on studios Acústica and El Diablo (Brazil), Blackning have already finished recording the drums, guitars and bass, which the vocals' recording sessions taking place during the next days.
The album, which will be released in the middle of 2016, is being produced by Fabiano Penna (Rebaelliun).
"Dusk Reloaded" tracklist will be composed by the following 16 tracks:
We Are Not…
Et l'amour dans tout ca...
Following Their Last Trip
Bells In The Wilderness
Fields In The Nowhere
Oh, Happy Days
The front cover has been hand drawn with pens on paper by the artist Nikolay "Chipi" Saraminev, digitally photographed and edited by Vasil Delchev and Dimitar Naydev and with its setting, yet still flaming sun, surrounded by decaying borders, it represents the raging last remains of sense, bitterly striving for long lost knowledge and spiritual ascendancy, while helplessly sliding into the cold embrace of utter degradation that has embodied society today, which is the main theme of the album.
The album has been recorded at Ghost Warfare's studio in Haskovo, Bulgaria produced and mixed by Georgi Latev, and mastered by Lenko Draganov.
Europe & Worldwide: 30/05
Southern-fried hardcore metal hybrid All Hail The Yeti will release their full-length concept album, entitled Screams From A Black Wilderness, on April 8, 2016 via Minus Head Records. The album concept, based on classic campfire-circle style horror stories, presents a different story with each track. Screams From A Black Wilderness features a heavier, grimier and considerably more advanced version of the All Hail The Yeti fans have come to know since their inception.
Today, All Hail The Yeti is revealing a brand new track from Screams From A Black Wilderness, entitled Mr. Murder, which features guest vocals from Brock Lindow of 36 Crazyfists. Head over to GuitarWorld.com now to listen to the track and read an interview with vocalist Connor Garritty: http://www.guitarworld.com/artist-news-interviews/all-hail-yetis-connor-garritty-talks-new-album-screams-black-wilderness/28883
Vocalist Connor Garritty reveals that this track in particular steps outside the overall horror theme of the album. Mr. Murder was originally written as a surprise tribute to Garritty's best friend, penned before his untimely passing last year. The band decided to use the track on this record, immortalizing Connor's friend in music.
"Mr. Murder was written about my best friend Matt who passed away last year. He was one of the most influential people for me growing up and throughout my music career. The song was originally written in tribute to him and his unbelievable strength and passion for life. He left us unexpectedly before I could show him the song. It was supposed to be a surprise, almost a thank you to him for helping in more ways than he knew."
Garritty adds that having Brock Lindow on the track was fitting, as he and Matt were also friends, adding more emotional depth to the track.
"We knew early in the writing of the record that we wanted Brock Lindow on the album. Brock and Matt were friends as well so it seemed fitting that this would be the song he sang on. It was special for me to have Brock on the album and this song in particular because he is one of my best friends as well and such an influence to me as a vocalist. Mr. Murder has become an anthem to my best friend immortalizing him forever. It is very emotional for me when performing this. I go between sadness and great happiness by the end of the song."
Screams From A Black Wilderness is produced by Matt Hyde, known for his prior work with renowned groups such as Deftones, Slayer, and Soulfly. Pre-orders for Screams From A Black Wilderness are available now via Bandcamp, Amazon, or iTunes (with "Before The Flames" instant grat track).
Screams From A Black Wilderness tracklising:
1. Before The Flames
2. Plague Dance
3. Let The Night Roar
4. Mr. Murder (feat. Brock Lindow of 36 Crazyfists)
5. Lady Of The Night
6. Witch Is Dead
7. Daughter Of The Morning Star
8. Sun Will Never Set
9. Fall Of Core
10. Breaking On The Wheel
11. Nemesis Queen
12. Angels Envy
Testament are thrilled to announce that they will be returning to our UK soil in June to play an extra two UK show dates in Oxford and London, as part of a four date long UK run. This run will take the thrash icons to Oxford, Leamington Spa and Southampton – culminating in a special Thrash ’n’ Bowl show at the Brooklyn Bowl, London. There will be special VIP/bowling with the band tickets available for this event!
Esteemed frontman Chuck Billy said regarding their UK return:
“Testament are excited to be playing some club dates in England. It’s been a while since we have played some intimate shows there and we can’t wait. Be ready for a great night of thrash metal!”
Testament have been working hard in the studio over the past year on the follow up to 2012’s ‘Dark Roots Of Earth’. Their new record is due for release this summer via Nuclear Blast, stay tuned for more details…
You can see Testament live at the following UK shows: (inc. ticket links)
19th June – Oxford, O2 Academy
21st June - Leamington Spa, The Assembly
22nd June – Southampton, Engine Rooms
23rd June – London, Thrash’n’Bowl @ Brooklyn Bowl
There will be 96 VIP/bowling with the band tickets tickets available for the Thrash’n’Bowl event at Brooklyn Bowl.
German Technical / Progressive Death Metal masters Obscura have just shared a stream of "The Origin of Primal Expression," the deluxe CD-only bonus track from their brand-new record
'Akroasis' via Metal Hammer Germany! Steffen Kummerer of Obscura commented on the track:
“The Origin of Primal Expression” shows the title track of our new album stripped down to only one acoustic guitar and is meant to give a slight insight behind the scenes of writing an Obscura song. The two main themes show that certain Death vibes are still present and audible within the multilayered song structures we work with. The bonus tracks on Akroasis are a gesture of gratitude to everyone who purchases physical copies of the record. Music, lyrics and artworks together build an album and create a certain vibe and flair within the songs that is barely comprehensible with a few files stored on a hard disc."
"The Origin of Primal Expression" can be heard now via Metal Hammer Germany at this location or via Soundcloud here.
Additionally, Obscura will provide direct support in Europe for Death DTA on the "European Thought Patterns" tour this March and April. The tour kicks off in just one week in Rome, Italy. and runs through April 13th in Tallinn, Estonia. Obscura has also been confirmed for numerous festivals next summer July & August, including the following dates and more TBA.
***All Dates March 30 - April 13 with Death DTA***
March 30 Rome, IT Traffic
April 1 Athens, GR Fuzz Live Music Club
April 2 Thessaloniki, GR Principal Theater
April 3 Sofia, BU Mixtape 5
April 4 Bucharest, RO TY Events Hall
April 5 Belgrade, RS Dom Omladine
April 6 Budapest, HU Barba Negra
April 7 Brno, CZ Fleda
April 8 Kosice, SK Collosseum
April 9 Katowice, PL Mega Club
April 10 Wroclaw, PL Alibi
April 12 Riga, LV Melna Piektdiena
April 13 Tallinn, EE Club Tapper
July 24 Tel Aviv, IL Gagarin
July 24 - 30 Tolmin, SI MetalDays Festival
Aug 17 - 20 Dinkelsbuhl, DE Summerbreeze Festival
Aug 21 Brittany, FR Motocultor Festival
British Metalcore sensations Asking Alexandria will release their new album 'The Black' tomorrow, March 25th via Sumerian Records.
Asking Alexandria also recently announced two intimate shows ahead of their scheduled appearances at Reading & Leeds festivals this summer. The band will give die hard fans the chance to see them up close and personal at two shows in Southampton and London on 15th and 16th August.
Check out the album teaser below.
The band’s latest single, ‘The Black’, is currently on the BBC Radio One INMWT (In New Music We Trust) playlist. Check out the video – which has racked up a staggering 8 million views already – here:
The band have also revealed an 'In The Studio' video delivering an exclusive insight into the recording process of the forthcoming album. Watch it below.
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