Spanish Modern Metal act Flames At Sunrise have signed a world wide publishing deal with Wormholedeath Records.
The band's debut full length "Born In Embers" has been released last years along with 2 official music videos :“III Faces” and “Ark Flesh”. “III Faces” has reached more than 79.000 views and "Ark Flesh" was listed as one of the best Spanish video clips of 2017 from “METAL ESPAÑOL”.
'Ill Faces'- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LwhwA1nRoyU
'Ark Flesh' - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UX4mTc0c0Pk
Flames At Sunrise is a metal band from Barcelona born in 2011 with the will to bring their personal vision of music, based in the influence of different modern metal styles and creating a new message from the sound experimentation. After 3 years on the stage, they released their first EP called “Never Coming Home”. This EP contains 4 songs: “Never Coming Home”, “Take It Down” and “Bitch” (with a videoclip for each one), and “Grievance”. Since the release, they have defended their EP, winning some competitions like “Nous Talents” in 2014 (with jury members like Carles Benavent, the well known bassist of Paco de Lucía, and the guitarist from Pegasus, Max Sunyé) and “Barracas De Tarragona“. Meanwhile, they were composing their full length album "Born In Embers".
Another one of this good news is that Guitar Flash, a mobile and PC game developer with more than 2m of followers, has chosen Flames At Sunrise to be part of their APP.
Unleashing their eighth and latest release "Daño Colateral" digitally this past April, Mexican thrashers Centauro announce they will be making the new album available on CD as of June 30, 2018 through Bandcamp and distributor Ablaze Productions. This is Centauro's third full-length adding to their existing repertoire of well worked classic thrash intertwined with hearty samples of elements from several metal sub-genres, most notably black and death, resulting in a recognizable, deep and unique sound.
"Daño Colateral" is a concept album focused on the turbulent story of a person that was born into awful situations and throughout their life, continues to experience numerous setbacks even through effort and good will; a subjective message to decadence of society and modern system thoughts.
Drummer Mario Rivera further explains:
“The album is a story about a person that has been born from rape, that’s why this newborn is unwanted; So he and his brother work their way through the struggles of life until his brother dies. He gets angry with life and his resentment burns until he gets into prison for vandalism. In prison, he learns how to be a real criminal, and when he is released, he begins a path of violent crimes and killing until his madness makes him commit suicide.”
The band purposely takes the listener through torrid moments to create atmospheres of deep anxiety, fear, anger, joy and depression. It’s a journey through emotions that evolve from one to another. This intense story that can be both heart wrenching and uplifting can be heard in full stream and downloaded on Spotify, Bandcamp, Amazon, iTunes, and Google Play.
Music Video - Aberrante Creación - https://youtu.be/0y3jGS-rork
After releasing their debut self titled full length album in May 2017, Christ Dismembered were greeted with a very positive response and MOSH radio named it the #3 best South Australian release of 2017. The band played a number of festivals and headline shows and supported international acts Angelcorpse (USA) and Grave Miasma (UK). In 2018, Christ Dismembered recorded a single which has now been released as their debut music video Spit Forth Your Lies. The video was premiered on 24 May 2018 by Overdrive Magazine (AUS) and Legacy (GER).
Singer and guitarist NecroSatan explains that the video is an announcement for bigger plans of the band. "This band has existed in the shadows ever since 2012, but this video is our statement saying we are here to stay", says NecroSatan. "The video signifies a brand new era of darkness for us, our first release with the current lineup, with so much more soon to come..."
Check it here:- www.youtube.com/watch?v=-l4Hl3oP9lo
Christ Dismembered is a four piece black metal band based in rural South Australia (Millicent/Mount Gambier). They are heavily influenced by the more aggressive black metal pioneers such as Dark Funeral, Gorgoroth & Belphegor.
Christ Dismembered are:
NecroSatan - Vocals & Guitars
Plague - Drums
The Sadist - Guitar
Ominous - Bass
Italian Thrashers Kinetik unveil the meanings behind the two songs 'Fallout' and 'Eymerich'; taken from new album
"Critical Fallout", the latest album from Italian thrasher metallers Kinetik, was released last week by Italian label Punishment 18 Records. The effort in studio was mastered at “Tower Studio” by talented Brett Caldas-Lima (Ayreon, To-Mera, Forest Stream, Akphaezya). About the tracks, ‘Fallout’ is inspired by the homonymous video game saga; ‘Eymerich’ is dedicated to the Italian writer Valerio Evangelisti and his 'Eymerich' saga.
Slovakian Power Metal Group Eufory are back with their new album Higher And Higher and it’s different in almost every aspect when compared to their previous album. From the members’ songwriting capabilities, the technical proficiency, the lyrical thoughts to the resulting sound – all of these things have moved to another level and changed through several gears, providing the greatest amount of pleasure possible to the listeners ears. The only thing that has remained untouched is the urge to push the “Play” button once again, even after repeated spins of the album.
The material was recorded in PureSound Studio in Slovakia and GM Recording Studio in Czech Republic. Higher And Higher got its final touches thanks to the mixing and mastering skills of Roland Grapow (Grapow Studios), who is also known as the former guitarist of Helloween and co-founder of the Masterplan band. His creative ideas greatly contributed to how the final of the album. This is straight ahead, old-school influenced power metal with a modern attitude. Eufory are back with 9 tracks (including a killer Motorhead cover) and a great new sound to get the juices flowing!
Higher And Higher | Released on May 29th, 2018 on Sliptrick Records
Lubos Senko – Vocals | Stevo Hodon – Guitar | Peter Drabik – Guitar | Miriama Hodon – Drums | Adrian Benca – Bass
Official Website | Facebook | Youtube | Instagram | On Sliptrick
Lizzies announces new album "On Thin Ice" and releases first single "Final Sentence"
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Lizzies are back! Today the band releases their new single 'Final Sentence' and announces their new album 'On Thin Ice'. The album is set for release on The Sign Records the 5th of October.
Lizzies are playing Muskelrock Festival in Sweden this week and will return to the roads up on the album release. 'On Thin Ice’ is the second album from Madrid band Lizzies. The eleven track long album is sharper, tighter and filled with some of the strongest hooks and choruses of the year. The album follows the bands applauded debut, 'Good Luck’, that made it to an impressive #16 in the Spanish Charts. The album is produced by Ola Ersfjord (Tribulation, Primordial, Night, Honeymoon Disease) and mastered by Magnus Lindberg. The entire recording got an 80´s vibe over it and hit songs as ’No Law City’, ’Talk Shit And Get Hit’ and ’Rosa Maria’ would have been immortalized today if released 40 years ago.
Lizzies are a four piece heavy metal act from Madrid, Spain. Their impressive riffing, and most specially their strength and power onstage, helped the band build an outstanding reputation that took them to play in Germany (Metalheadz Open Air & Headbangers Open Air), Sweden (Muskelrock) and England (Live Evil) and also to become one of the most promising bands of the underground scene in Europe. Lizzies are heading out on a European tour up on the release of ’On Thin Ice’.
Indonesian progressive death metal band Goddess Of Fate are streaming their new album Spiral Orchard Part 1 at Echoes and Dust. The album will be released this Friday.
Listen to the album here: https://www.echoesanddust.com/2018/05/exclusive-album-stream-goddess-of-fate-spiral-orchard-pt-1/
Pre-order the album here: https://goddessoffate.bandcamp.com/album/spiral-orchard-pt-1
Goddess of Fate is a Prog / Melodic Death Metal band from Yogyakarta, Indonesia that initially formed in 2009 as a Technical Death Metal band. The band released their first EP A Reversal of Civilization in 2012 and were instantly met with critical acclaim by the Indonesian press due to its combination of brutality and adventurous arrangements in the vein of Nobuo Uematsu and Yoko Shimamura.
Now in 2018, they are back with the first part of the Spiral Orchard saga, called Spiral Orchard pt. 1 which takes Influences from Opeth, Steven Wilson, Between The Buried and Me and Japanese composers.
THE STRING'S ECLIPSE
ENSHROUDED IN CRYSTALS
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New Zealand's Spook The Horses new music video "Made Shapeless" premieres via Svbterranean
Svbterranean is pleased to offer up the North American premiere of "Made Shapeless," the interactive new video from New Zealand-based atmospheric metal unit Spook The Horses. The ethereal tune comes by way of the band's People Used To Live Here full-length released last year via Pelagic Records.
Issues the band, "The video is centred around an abstract odyssey that presents itself in three stages, progressing and regressing through ambiguously symbolic landscapes and scenarios. This cryptic and dreamlike 360° video examines the familiar and unfamiliar ideas and memories that lurk and merge within the subconscious. The medium of VR was a very deliberate choice, simultaneously allowing the viewer the autonomy to frame the scene as they wish, yet also presenting zero ability to influence or adjust what is there. As the viewer, you must make the choice of deliberately turning toward or away from what is hurtling toward you."
Experience "Made Shapeless" at Svbterranean at THIS LOCATION.
People Used To Live Here is out now on CD, LP, and digital formats via Pelagic Records. See all ordering links below.
North America: http://bit.ly/sthputlhNA,
Imagine if band members could rotate between instrument positions, because each musician had a proficient grasp on each instrument involved? It would supply a degree of freedom and mutual musical understanding, something that most bands could only dream of. Spook The Horses, from Wellington, New Zealand, are such a band.
Perhaps it's this multi instrumentalism and virtuosity that explains the vast musical territory that is explored among the band's three albums: while 2011's debut album Brighter was defined by sweet post-rock crescendos, 2015's Rainmaker was a much heavier affair that would appeal to fans of Cult Of Luna or Amenra. The band's People Used To Live Here, in quiet stark contrast to the aforementioned, sees the band turn the distortion knobs way down, to a mildly saturated crunch tone, at most.
The band's most daring effort to date, People Used To Live Here explores the natural and immediate. Written and conceived in relative isolation over several grim Southern Hemisphere winters, Spook The Horses is defining their own sonic trademark with this album: an atmosphere of quiet desolation, raw and real, desperate and unsettling; the post-apocalyptic soundtrack to abandoned places, where people used to live, at one point in time, long ago.
Fans of Bohren & Der Club Of Gore, Kilimanjaro Darkjazz Ensemble, Mogwai (Come On Die Young), and Amenra (acoustic), pay heed.
Switzerland's Stortregn release and stream new album “Emptiness Fills the Void” via Decibel Magazine
The new album “Emptiness Fills the Void” of the Swiss Blackened Death metallers Stortregn is unleashed to the masses on May 25th, via Non Serviam Records, and now streaming exclusively on Decibel Magazine, here: https://www.decibelmagazine.com/2018/05/24/full-album-stream-stortregn-emptiness-fills-the-void/
Stated the band:
"We’ve been working on this album for some time now, and it is with great pride that we release it. We pushed our limits further during the composition process and the result is a piece of work where each knob has been turned up to the maximum. Each one of us has a different musical background. The range and depth of the riffs, rhythms and sound of this record serve as a testament of this variety. As a whole, you can expect a blend black and death metal, with a hint of old school heavy metal with a contemporary twist to it. Get ready. Charging riffs, blast beats and furious vocals will fill your head and shred your brain to pieces…and you’ll beg for more! CHEERS TO YOU ALL!!"
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STORTREGN is a blackened death metal band, formed in Switzerland in 2005. Initially influenced by the Nordic black metal scene, they have expanded their vision and sound into a more contemporary era. They are greatly appreciated for their music and even more so for their live shows. With a relentless energy, they deliver a mix of charging riffs, blast beats and brutality that leaves the audience with a lasting impression and begging for more. After a deluge of gigs, including Wacken, Metal Days, and 4 international tours, Stortregn has become inevitable in the Blackened Death metal scene. Their fourth album, “Emptiness Fills the Void” came out on May 25th, 2018 via Non Serviam Records. Moreover, with the recent signing with ALPHA OMEGA Management Agency, Stortregn are now planning to tour the world intensely. The band recently finished their European tour with IMMOLATION & FULL OF HELL, and there is far more to come. Expressing this album through live performances with violence, blast beats, and killer riffs is what the band is about. At each of their thunderous live appearances, Stortregn ravage the place until the smallest shred of human skin is marked. The five members, tight as a hungry wolf-pack, energetically release their inner storm to transform every show into a dark and metallic mass of death, with precision, quality and professionalism.
Stream “Through The Dark Gates”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tWzfo1EQb20
Watch “Shattered Universe” lyric video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2KOnktc6olA
https://www.stortregn.com | https://www.facebook.com/stortregn
Norwegian black metallers Djevelkult stream the entirety of their highly anticipated second album, Når Avgrunnen Åpnes, at Decibel magazine's website. A work of traditional black metal savagery that nevertheless retains a timeless freshness, Når Avgrunnen Åpnes ushers forth Djevelkult's long-awaited return after their bold 'n' brash debut album, 2014's I Djevelens Tegn. Set for international release on May 25th via Saturnal Records, hear Djvelkult's Når Avgrunnen Åpnes in its entirety exclusively HERE.
Hailing from Gjøvik, Djevelkult is a Norwegian black metal cult brought out of void in 2009 by Dødsherre Xarim, with a vision of darkness and chaos, and to spread a message of blasphemy against man and God. Xarim first started with a different set of members than the current line-up, but due to differences, imprisonments, and other situations, the lineup for the first year went into oblivion. Xarim then got together with the drummer Ond of Liktjern in 2010, and thus work of the evil chants started.
With Xarim and Ond as the primary lineup, Djevelkult recorded and released the demo Skapt av Helvetesild in the summer of 2011. At the same time, Beleth joined in band, and shortly after, Skabb did, as well. With the line-up now a four-piece, Djevelkult then wrote and recorded their debut album, I Djevelens Tegn, which was subsequently released by Morbid Shrine Productions in September 2014.
Ond left the cult in the summer 2014 due personal reasons and T.K. joined in as a live session drummer for the upcoming tour together with Kirkebrann. The next year was focused on playing at various festivals and concerts before Djevelkult entered a studio again. Xarim, Skabb, and Beleth started the recording of the guitars of the second full-length in the winter of 2014/15 at Gravkors Studios, and during the summer, the guitars and bass were completed. The year passed by and the studio sessions were set on a short break, for the band to focus on the IXXI tour of 2016 and festivals around the summer.
Former drummer Ond then decided to return to the band again, and Djevelkult bid farewell to their session drummer T.K. in the late summer of 2016. Then the band started to record the drums at the beginning of 2017 in the Kirkebrann studio, followed up by the recording of the vocals. Thus titled Når Avgrunnen Åpnes ("As the Abyss Opens" in English), recording for the second album was completed in the summer of 2017. Kark of Dødsengel handled the album's mixing and mastering the album.
Built upon a foundation of cold 'n' filthy riffing laced with an atmosphere that's both desperate and triumphant, Djevelkult's Når Avgrunnen Åpnes is some of the purest Norwegian black metal you will be able to find in modern times. The passion bleeds through every performance here; the ensuing songs stick in the listener's head without relying on saccharine catchiness. But as with everything in the band's restless ways, Djevelkult here chose to shape the new album with additional inspiration from guest artists: Draug of Kirkebrann sang and wrote the lyrics of "Vredeskvad"; Invisius of Blodhemn played the drums and sang and wrote the lyrics of "An Evil Unheard Of"; Ånneland played the second solo on "Apocalypse (Hellspawn)"; and Kleven plays additional guitar on "En Ny Tid."
With more touring and live performances slated for later in the year, Når Avgrunnen Åpnes marks a momentous moment for Djevelkult. True Norwegian black metal is undead! Hear all the proof for yourself exclusively HERE, courtesy of Decibel, North America's only monthly metal magazine. Preorder info can be found HERE.
Dødsherre Xarim - guitar/vocal
Skabb - bass/vocal
Ond - drums
Beleth - guitar
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