Gone By Sundown originally formed in 2013 by Tonie Rombin and Tomas Pedersen. The idea was to mix styles and inspiration from many different bands among Mustach, Motörhead and newer metal. The band soon recorded its debut single A Wise Mans Linger along with their debut video but shortly after, the members ran into internal problems and the band was put on ice. In early 2017, the project was re-started by Tonie Rombin and after extensive searching a new line-up was ready to write and perform.
The first new track written by the new Gone By Sundown was Will You Remember and was quickly followed by a batch of new material and the re-working of some old numbers to suit the new line-up. During September and October 2017, the single and accompanying video was recorded and at the end of December 2017, Will You Remember (mixed by talented Brazilian underground producer Marcos Cerutti) was ready for release. The track was mastered by Swedish legendary producer Ronnie Björnström, known for working with heavy acts like Meshuggah, Nagelfar, any many more!
Gone By Sundown are now preparing the release of their new EP The Endless Path in May via Sliptrick Records.
the EP offers epic harmonies, female operatic soprano voice and heavenly tranquil atmosphere to describe it best!
Mike Shinoda (Linkin Park) to release debut album 'Post Traumatic' June 15th via Warner Bros Records
Linkin Park co-lead singer Mike Shinoda announced today that he will release a full-length solo album, Post Traumatic, due out June 15 on Warner Bros. Records. Along with the album announcement, Shinoda released two new tracks – “Crossing A Line” and “Nothing Makes Sense Anymore,” as well as a video for “Crossing A Line.” The 16-track album is available to pre-order today, and will include the two aforementioned new tracks alongside the three tracks from the Post Traumatic EP, released earlier this year to critical acclaim. Additionally, Shinoda will perform a handful of solo shows this summer, including the Identity LA in Los Angeles on May 12, Reading and Leeds Festival and the Summer Sonic Festival in Japan in August. Stay tuned for additional dates to be announced.
WATCH/SHARE Official Video for “Crossing A Line”:
LISTEN/SHARE “Crossing A Line” / “Nothing Makes Sense Anymore”
In the months since the passing of Linkin Park vocalist Chester Bennington, Shinoda has immersed himself in art as a way of processing his grief. With no agenda, Shinoda hunkered down alone in his Los Angeles home and began writing, recording, and painting. In January, he released the Post Traumatic EP consisting of three deeply personal songs – each one a powerful, stream-of-consciousness expression of unvarnished grief – accompanied by home-made visuals that Shinoda filmed, painted and edited himself. The response was overwhelming positive, with New York Times stating “The tracks are reverberant electronic dirges; the rhymes, heading into sung choruses, testify to bewilderment, mourning, resentment, self-pity and questions about what to do.”
Following the EP release, Shinoda continued to create, and the result is the upcoming Post Traumatic, a transparent and intensely personal album that, despite its title, isn’t entirely about grief, though it does start there. “It’s a journey out of grief and darkness, not into grief and darkness,” Shinoda says. Ultimately, Post Traumatic is an album about healing. The songs, though specific about Shinoda’s experience with loss, manage to be universally relatable, thanks to their honesty and heart. “If people have been through something similar, I hope they feel less alone,” he says. “If they haven’t been through this, I hope they feel grateful.”
Mike Shinoda is a songwriter, performer, record producer, film composer and visual artist. He is best known as co-lead vocalist for multi-platinum Grammy-Award winning rock band, Linkin Park, which has sold over 55 million albums worldwide and commanded a massive fan following, holding the title as the most-liked band on Facebook and amassing over 5.5 billion YouTube views. Shinoda is a founding member of the group, which achieved the best-selling debut of this century with their Diamond-certified album, Hybrid Theory, selling over 10 million copies in the US alone. Collectively, they sold out stadiums around the globe and earned a multitude of accolades including 2 Grammy Awards, 5 American Music Awards, 4 MTV VMA Awards, 10 MTV Europe Music Awards, 3 World Music Awards, and most recently, “Rock Album of the Year” at the 2018 iHeartRadio Music Awards for their seventh studio album, One More Light. In 2005, Shinoda launched his first solo project, Fort Minor, releasing The Rising Tied to critical acclaim, with the single “Where’d You Go,” which reached number 4 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and accumulated nearly 10 million YouTube views to date.
Romania's Krepuskul are pleased to unveil their new music video, to accompany their fiercely challenging track ‘The Limits Of Hate’. Taken from their new album, Hybrid, ‘The Limits Of Hate’ rages against the folly of mankind, the powers that be that set us against each other and the constant conflict that results.
Check it here:- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L2pI_KxZgFY&t=1s
“Once again, men against men, ripping their hearts from their chest, when history repeats nothing will stand as we’re pushing the limits of hate.”
Since 2007 Krepuskul have been raging against the machine with their powerful modern metal and with Hybrid the Romanian road warriors have unleashed their most powerful and potent album to date. The perfectly crafted nine tracks all exude passion, musicality, drive and energy, verve and vigour. Marrying death metal power to complex rhythms, deep rooted emotion and a primal roar in the face of a society sleepwalking to its doom, Hybrid is a vibrant, vital explosion of sound.
Hybrid is out now on Morningstar Heathens Music Group.
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After more than a decade honing its craft, Russia's Tantal soared to new heights with the release last September of Ruin, an album of dynamic compositions, stylistically located at the junction of Dark, Progressive, Gothic, and Modern Metal. Featuring penetrating melodies, punctuated with the powerful vocals of front woman Sofia Raykova, and expressive guitar work in the tradition of Dream Theater and Yngwie J. Malmsteen, Ruin is the ultimate representation of the Tantal sound.
Tantal released several videos in support of Ruin, all of which can be experienced below.
Ruin is available at the following locations:
Formed in Moscow in 2005, Tantal is an eclectic metal band, whose music covers a wide range of the Metal and Rock genres in creating a style all its own: Modern, Progressive, Death, Gothic and Alternative Metal, to name some of the more obvious ones. The undeniable spark that sets all aglow comes in the form of Sofia Raykova's vocals, which range from powerful clean singing to screaming and growling.
The members of Tantal boast an impressive pedigree. Dmitry Ignatiev is guitarist of Everlost and Flash Of Aggression (alongside Andrey Smirnov from German legends U.D.O. & Dirkschneider). Ignatiev is also a guitarist in grand symphony project Metallica Show (tribute to S&M album). Singer Sofia Raykova also participates in famous Russian Power-Metal band Epidemia together with Maria Archipova from Arkona.
Tantal tours regularly in major cities of Russia, Belarus and Ukraine and shared the stage with such bands as Lacuna Coil, Resistance, Sadist, Anata.
Guitarist Dmitry Ignatiev is officially endorsed by ESP Guitars (Japan/USA) and AMT Electronics (Siberia (RU)/Europe).
On June 1st Nervosa will deliver their blistering slab of metal on Napalm Records. Get ready for the "Downfall of Mankind".
This Brazilian all-female thrash commando unit is synonymous with raw aggression and untamed power. They deliver a massive punch to the face and a kick in the gut on their albums, and when they take to the stage they are a force to be reckoned with. For their third album "Downfall of Mankind", the trio joined forces with producer Martin Furia who has worked with artists including the likes of Destruction, Flotsam & Jetsam and Evil Invaders.
Fernanda Lira comments on the new album:
"We're really happy about this new album. It's a way more mature and aggressive record and we can definitely say it's our favourite so far!"
It comes as no surprise genre legends such as João Gordo (Ratos de Porão), Rodrigo Oliveira (Korzus) and Michael Gilbert (Flotsam & Jetsam) were thrilled to be studio guests!
"Downfall of Mankind" is available in the following formats:
1 CD Digipack
1 LP Gatefold
Pre-Order your copy HERE!
Fernanda Lira - Vocals & Bass
Prika Amaral - Guitars & Backing Vocals
Luana Dametto - Drums
Moscow folk metal band Foxtale have released their debut album "Сказания Севера” via Musica Productions. Album was recorded at "Old Factory" from February to September of 2017 with sound producer Igor Korolev. Artwork by Alexey Fedoseev.
Александр Васильев - вокал
Андрей Загорнов - гитара, хор
Анатолий Круглов - гитара, хор
Евгений Алаев - бас-гитара, хор
Андрей "Андреев" - ударные
Анна Ерилина - скрипка (сессионно)
Recently signing to Rockshots Records for the upcoming release of their debut album “As The Ages Passing By…”, Greek classic heavy metal thrashers Sense Of Fear have teamed up with Metal-Rules for the premiere of their new lyric video "Unbreached Walls". Watch as these Greek titans enter into battle to conquer all!
"Unbreached Walls" can be viewed at the following link: http://www.metal-rules.com/2018/03/27/metal-rules-premiere-greek-heavy-metal-sense-of-fear-go-to-war-in-new-video-unbreached-walls/
Years in the making, Sense Of Fear's debut full length “As The Ages Passing By…” follows the band's 2013 self-titled EP. Offering an old school heavy metal feel with a modern pounding anvil, each track crafted on the new album was carefully selected for a good old headbanging time along with telling a unique story.
The band comments:
"Each song has its own gravity to the album, and all together create Sense Of Fear’s presentation to the world as a band and as musicians. All the lyrics come from personal experiences and emotions. This is our way to express ourselves and fight the personal demons."
“As The Ages Passing By…” was recorded at Valve Studio in Thessaloniki, Greece by Stratos "Strutter" Karagiannidis (Gus G , Wardrum) with mixing and mastering done at Music Factory and Prophecy Studios in Kempten-ALLGÄU, Germany by R.D. Liapakis (Mystic Prophecy, Devil's Train) & C. Schmid. Album artwork designed and edited by Colin Marks (Nevermore, Exodus, Fleshgod Apocalypse, Kataklysm, Jeff Loomis, Xerath, Sylosis).
"As The Ages Passing By…” is set to be released via Rockshots Records on April 20, 2018.
Album pre-order - http://bit.ly/SenseOfFear_PREORDER
Lyric video - Molten Core - https://youtu.be/F2JiNREnE34
Italian Folk Metallers Kanseil sign with Rockshot Records; "Fulìsche" out May 25th (EU), June 8th (N.A.)
Rockshots Records is proud to announce the signing of Italian folk metal Kanseil. Formed in 2010, the band are a 21st century version of their land’s rich-story telling tapestry, they are bards with instruments, musical archaeologists, excavating the sounds and stories of their country’s past to create something new, beguiling and beautiful.
Inspired by Eluveitie, Skyforger, Arkona, Agalloch and Alcest plus having performed with the likes of Korpiklaani, At The Gates, Enslaved, Folkstone, Manegarm, Arkona, and Omnia, KANSEIL will be releasing their second full length "Fulìsche" in 2018 on May 25th for Europe and June 8th for North America. The album follows their 2015 debut "Doin Earde" released on Nemeton Records.
The band comments:
“'Fulìsche' are the sparks of a fire moving away from the element they were born from, they shine in their own glow and you can watch them for a few instants before they disappear forever in the dark…In the same way mankind’s stories live in the collective memory until they take flight and you have a limited time to look at them and catch their beauty before they’re lost.”
"Fulìsche" is available for pre-order at the following link: http://bit.ly/Fulìsche_PREORDER
Andrea Facchin (Lead Vocals)
Federico Grillo (Guitars)
Davide Mazzucco (Guitars, Bouzouki)
Dimitri De Poli (Bass)
Luca Rover (Drums)
Luca Zanchettin (Bagpipes, Kantele)
Da Re (Whistles, Rauschpfeife)
One of the most promising Heavy Metal bands from the Spanish scene, Valkyria, have just signed a deal with Fighter Records for the release of their upcoming 2nd album, planned after summer 2018.
Valkyria was formed back in 2014 with members coming from bands like Pakto, Justa Venganza and Dhenevola. In 2015 they started playing their first shows and in early 2016, under the production of Pedro J. Monje (VHÄLDEMAR) at his own Chromacity Studios, the band recorded their debut album "Principio y Fin" (Beginning & End), an excellent work of Heavy Metal sung in Spanish inspired by bands like Warcry, Saratoga, Avalanch, Tierra Santa...
The band is actually finishing the composition of their 2nd album to be recorded during this spring, again at Chromacity Studios, for a release initially planned for September. In the meantime you can check Valkyria's official Facebook site here:
And also listen to their entire debut album here: https://goo.gl/epSJQk
Beware! After listening to the album for the 2nd time you'll be irremediably hooked!!
www.fighter-records.com / www.facebook.com/fighter.records
Costa Rica's Advent Of Bedlam sign to Horror Pain Gore Death Productions; "Human Portal Phenomenon" due out 4th May
Horror Pain Gore Death Productions have signed Costa Rica's Technical Death Metal destroyers Advent Of Bedlam and are set to release their new album entitled Human Portal Phenomenon May 4th on CD and Digital formats. Below is the official description:
"Horror Pain Gore Death Productions welcome Advent Of Bedlam to the roster with the new album 'Human Portal Phenomenon'! Hailing from Costa Rica, Advent Of Bedlam play intense, progressive and melodic Technical Death Metal. 'Human Portal Phenomenon' is a non-stop journey full of vile melodies, sick drumming and corrosive vocals. A furious manifestation of extreme blackened passages, inspired by different human phenomenons such as Nikola Tesla's poem 'Fragments Of Olympian Gossip', as well as Orwellian hymns to concepts like debt, synapses and organ traffic. This album is the much anticipated third stereo swarm from Advent Of Bedlam, and was produced at Cavan Studio in Heredia, Costa Rica by the bands own guitarist Max Gutiérrez. VH1's That Metal Show have proclaimed Advent Of Bedlam as 'Costa Rica's best metal export', and Human Portal Phenomenon is an album that does that title justice. A must have release for fans of Belphegor, Dead Congregation, Hate Eternal, Immolation, Incantation and Morbid Angel.
Pre-order the CD for only $10 with free shipping at www.horrorpaingoredeath.com/store/hpgd168.html
Pre-order the Digital Download for only $6.66 at hpgd.bandcamp.com/album/human-portal-phenomenon
Listen to the track "A Human Farm" at https://youtu.be/S6sWjf3ib-k
HPGD Official Website: horrorpaingoredeath.com
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