Italian Melodic Metallers Ravenscry have released their new music video and single for 'Maybe', the track is taken from the forthcoming studio album '100', which will be out on May 15th, 2020. The video can be viewed here: https://youtu.be/ROgLlZSBfzE
The video was directed by Salvatore Perrone.
Dramatically soaring vocals, bone-shaking rhythms and darkly real songwriting.
The album was produced by Ravenscry. Mixed by Roberto Laghi (In Flames, Mustasch, Sonic Syndicate). Mastered by Dragan Tanasković (In Flames, Dark Tranquillity, Evergrey). Artwork and graphics by Mario "Aégis" S. Nevado.
Ravenscry is a female-fronted, melodic-metal band from Italy who are currently launching back onto the global metal scene with their highly-anticipated, new album “100”. To this day, they have released three full-length albums, charted in the Spotify metal charts; and stacked up streams in the millions for a number of their smash singles. They have also worked with numerous famous producers, who have crafted the sound for icons like Alice Cooper, Steve Vai, Marilyn Manson, In Flames and Megadeth. Following the release of a highly ambitious concept album, “The Invisible” (2017), Ravenscry are back. More energy. More melody. Even smarter lyrics. The latest evolution of their sound is one that stays true to the core of their sound, whilst still being extra accessible for new listeners.
Giulia Stefani - Vocals
Mauro Paganelli - Guitars
Federico Schiavoni - Guitars
Andrea "Fagio" Fagiuoli - Bass
Simone "Simon" Carminati - Drums
Some of the Pure Steel / Pure Underground bands have recorded a few small but important statements about the Coronavirus situation.
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Recently the Maltese Melodic Death Metallers Angelcrypt signed a worldwide contract with the German label Boersma Records. Now the first details about their new album "Dawn Of The Emperor" are available. The album will be released on June 12th 2020 via Boersma-Records (Edel) and will contain ten songs.
Symphonic Dark Metal band Thy Despair unleash their second single, "Ghost Rider" taken from "The Song Of Desolation" album coming out May 8 via Rockshots Records.
The band stated:-
"Ghost Rider tells us a story of night warrior on hell-born motorcycle who gathers souls of sinners in the name of Satan. The song gets out the idea that concepts of the good and the evil can't be absolute, as far as the world is not black and white. Good acts can be fuelled by evil forces, while evil deeds can come from good ideas".
Thy Despair blends black, gothic, doom, symphonic and melodic death elements into their sound along with vocals being sung in both English and Ukrainian.
"The Song Of Desolation" features 10 tracks each with its own tale to tell and a statement that unites all of them together.
After their return after nine years of silence with the EP "The Lunatic Creature" of 2018, a new EP with two new black metal tracks of powerful and deep sound with ancient mystical influences.
"Balkarnin" is a new offering from North African band, Ayyur.
Hailing from Sousse, Tunisia, Ayyur (Avant-Garde/Atmospheric Black Metal) have joined forces with Dead Red Queen Records (US) and Bad Moon Rising (TW) to bring forth their latest hex of atmospheric Black Metal. In addition to their new EP, the b-side of the cassette contain 4 unreleased bonus tracks from 2013 - 2010 - 2008 that are exclusive to this limited edition tape with only 100 copies worldwide and comes on 3 separate shell variants.
Finnish Cinematic Metallers Dark Sarah sign with Napalm Records; new album "Grim" out July 17th; pre order now
Finnish cinematic metal icons Dark Sarah have officially signed a worldwide contract with Napalm Records! Over the course of eight years and three epically conceptualized albums, the band has proven their standing in the scene. As a classically-educated opera singer and experimental performer, Heidi Parviainen (formerly of Amberian Dawn), created her alter ego with Dark Sarah and fascinates listeners with their talent for unique soundscapes in symbiosis with truly magical worlds.
Known for their incredible storytelling that coalesces perfectly into an unbreakable bond with their music, Dark Sarah are ready to start a new, mesmerizing journey with Napalm Records and their brand new upcoming epos, Grim, hitting stores on July 17, 2020!
Heidi Parviainen on the signing:-
“We are very happy and excited to start a new era in our band´s history and to start collaborating with Napalm Records, one of the biggest metal labels in the world! After working as an independent band for many years, we have got a good view on that path - both in good and bad. This is a new opportunity for us, which we´ll welcome with open arms!”
Cinematic metal icons Dark Sarah start an astonishing new fairytale-like storyline with their fourth studio album, Grim. The beguiling new dimension, coalescing between crystal-clear vocals and propulsive hardness, draws you into the tempestuous maelstrom of their horror fantasy theme. Introducing the new protagonist, Luna, the band invites you to their mythical world of orbs, ravens, rabbit-headed people and Mörk, that’ll wrap you up in a surreal dreamscape.
The overwhelming intensity of Dark Sarah’s masterfully told cinematic metal saga sends shivers down your spine and takes possession of heart and soul, while leaving you with pure emotions. Grim flourishes with its full magnitude, unfolding its potential with every very second.
Singer Heidi Parviainen on Grim:
“Our new album called Grim is a concept album like its predecessors, but Grim will start a new story line with a modern horror fantasy theme. Musically, Grim introduces a more modern sound and a taste of what's to come in the future - with a “DARK SARAH twist", of course. We´re very happy about this album and it has been really fun to make. Also creating the new visual brand and the Grim world has been an adventure already!”
DARK SARAH is:
Heidi Parviainen – vocals
Sami-Petri Salonen – guitar
Erkka Korhonen – guitar
Rude Rothstén – bass
Thomas Tunkkari – drums
In the midst of the global Covid-19 pandemic and with music fans confined to their homes, Ukrainian modern metal frontrunners Jinjer bring live madness to your screens with the release of the official live video for crushing song "Pit Of Consciousness" from their globally acclaimed album Macro.
The video was filmed during the band's captivating performance in Kiev in 2019 by Oleg Rooz (Suicidal Tendencies, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Enter Shikari).
Commented bass player Eugene Abdukhanov:-
"Back when we recorded this show we were on the tail end of a 6 month tour and somewhere in between all that madness we managed to write and record Macro... it was an extremely stressful time. But it was one of the most positive times of our lives. Things right now look pretty grim and no one knows what will happen next. We want to release this video with the hopes of letting people know that no matter how crazy, confusing and scary things get - BETTER TIMES are on the way. Let’s use the time at home in isolation to take a good look inside and learn about our true selves…"
Watch “Pit Of Consciousness” HERE
Stream the album version of “Pit Of Consciousness” via all platforms HERE!
Vocals: Tatiana Shmayluk
Guitar: Roman Ibramkhalilov
Bass: Eugene Abdukhanov
Drums: Vlad Ulasevich
Season of Mist are proud to announce the signing of Chinese Atmospheric Black Metal band Zuriaake. The band will release their new album via the label at a later date, as well as a part of the back catalogue.
The band comments:-
"We are very pleased to announce that we have sealed a brand new record deal with one of most famous metal labels: Season of Mist. It is an honour for us to join the ranks of this label who have released a lot of great records in the long metal music history, and Season of Mist will definitely support us in bringing our music to a wider audience."
Founded by Blood Fire and Blood Sea in Jinan city, Shandong Province, Zuriaake is one of the earliest extreme metal bands in China.
After signing to Black Happiness Production, the first black metal record label in China, the band released a demo sub-series with Yngizarm, Blood Fire's personal black metal project. In this sub-series, Zuriaake began to explore Chinese black metal in both form and ideology. In 2006, Zuriaake signed to Pest Productions and started to write their debut 'Afterimage of Autumn' (released in 2007).
This record turned into one of the most important albums in the history of extreme metal in China. Zuriaake, based on its simple expression technique and unique creative concept, further explored the integration of traditional Chinese music elements and black metal music in the form, and searched for the balance and intersection of Eastern and Western cultures. This record was popular outside of China as well, including Germany, the United States and Japan.
After a long break due to the studies of Blood Fire, the band returned with a new EP in 2015 and a second full-length "Gu Yan". This record was highly praised by many professional metal media and fans at home and abroad.
In May 2017, Zuriaake was invited by Finland's Steelfest Open Air, the largest black metal music festival in northern Europe where the band played its European debut show. The three piece became the first Chinese metal band that performed in northern Europe. Meanwhile, the first overseas tour across Europe also achieved great success.
In the following years, the atmospheric black metal act returned to various European festivals, such as Roadburn, Wacken Open Air, Brutal Assault and Midgardsblot, building their name in the international metal scene. Signing to Season of Mist will be the start of the next chapter.
Just 10 days and on April 3rd, 2020 the new Witches Of Doom album "Funeral Radio" will be released and it will unveil all the decadent and dark art of Rome-based Gothic Doom Metal band.
"Coma Moonlight" is the second song taken from "Funeral Radio". Here is the audio track at https://youtu.be/-REGRzYNTKs
“Funeral Radio” will be a modern, creative and original expression of the Doom, Gothic and Stoner elements of the band. Just push your mind beyond every limit to discover new territories and emotions with Witches Of Doom dark world.
Icelandic Black Metallers Nyrst have released a second track from their upcoming album "Orsök", an album filled with incredibly cold, stark, and barren soundscapes, whose lyrics come straight from old horror literature, laced with cosmic undertones.
The track " Nástirni", can be streamed or downloaded from https://darkessencerecords.fanlink.to/Nastirni
It can also be heard on YouTube at https://youtu.be/TLFHMrp8aZc
Formed in the winter of 2013 and drawing their inspiration from their grim and icy Icelandic heritage, Nyrst's lineup consists of Snæbjörn on vocals, Eysteinn and Davíð on guitars, Egill on bass, and Sveinbjörn on drums.
Nyrst's first demo, released in 2018, garnered considerable praise for the band's use of diverse vocals and chilling atmosphere. Interpreting their studio sound for the stage, the band are able to deliver mystic and haunting live performances which have gained them respect in the metal scene of their native Iceland.
Set for release of Dark Essence Records on the 24th April in CD, Vinyl and Digital formats, and with artwork by Moonrot and additional artwork by Skadvaldur.
"Orsök" is now available to pre-order from the following:
US Webshop: https://darkessence.aisamerch.com/
A video by Daníel Puskás of Valhallartworks for the title track "Orsökby can be seen at https://youtu.be/m4oZcDqB1i8
Recently commenting on the video, the band had this to say:
"Nyrst are proud to premiere the music video for "Orsök", our first single and the title track from our upcoming album. We had a very specific vision in mind to convey the harsh and barren landscape of our country, which was our main inspiration when we wrote the album.There is something about the desolate wastes of the highland that gives you a sense of hopelessness, but also this immense calm, a perfect symbiotic relationship that made us find a very accurate atmosphere and sound which made all this possible.
The lyrics of Orsök tell of a lone wanderer and his journey across the frozen wasteland, where he is forced by the Gods to sacrifice his young daughter to host a Goddess or a cosmic entity, thereby bringing doom upon life. Departing with the baby, absolute loneliness and grief become his companions, following him to the end of his journey. In his final moments, conceding to the spirits, he realizes his mistake and embraces the void.
More information about Nyrst can be found on the band's Facebook page at www.facebook.com/Nyrst
Nyrst on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Nyrst/
Nyrst on Bandcamp: https://nyrst.bandcamp.com/album/demo
Nyrst on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/_nyrst_/
Dark Essence Records: www.darkessencerecords.no
Dark Essence on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/darkessencerecords
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