Finnish Melodic Death group Re-armed drop new single; 'Ignis Aeternum' drops this June via Black Lion Records
Finnish Melodic death unit Re-Armed unleashed the lyric video for “Ode to Life” which features guitar solo contribution from Euge Valovirta (CyHra). The track serves as the second single from their upcoming album, Ignis Aeternum, slated for worldwide release on 05th June via Black Lion Records.
“We consistently choose to challenge both ourselves and the world around us. Breaking all boundaries is part of our writing process these days. This song is a good example of it. Metal music is generally full of cliches when it comes to song and album themes but we wanted to avoid most of these obvious cliches. Ode to Life dives musically and lyrically into the realms of existence. It is literally an ode to life itself, to our biodiversity, to our home planet Earth. So instead of all death, misery, and negativity, we do have positive messages within this song and in the whole album.”
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Hailing from Kerava, Finland, Re-Armed has been around since 2001. Over the course of their nearly two decades of prolific journey, they underwent several line-up changes and unearthed three critically acclaimed full-lengths, an EP, and numerous demo releases. Their tight and fierce on-stage showmanship let them tour/share stage with many influential names of the metal world and appear at numerous European and Asian venues/fests, including Bloodstock Open Air, Suomi Feast, and Neurotic Death Fest.
Incorporating death metal, thrash metal, and symphonic influences to put an exciting modern feel to their crafts, Re-Armed made “Gothenburg metal” a scarcely appropriate tag to define their sound. And their forthcoming album, Ignis Aeternum, dives musically and lyrically into the realms of existence. It is an ode to life itself, to biodiversity, and to the planet Earth. Every song on the album contains beautiful melodies, elegant symphonic elements, and cleaner vocals than that of their previously released materials.
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Italian Metalcore horde The End At The Beginning unveil new single "Water" taken from the new EP "Elements"
Italian metalcore warriors The End At The Beginning revealed "Water", the second single taken from the new EP "Elements" out on June 1st 2020. The song was produced by Federico Ascari at Wavemotion Recordings. Listen "Water" HERE.
Speaking about the new track, the band says:
"'Water' is the second single taken from the EP called “Elements”. The song talks about the feeling of loss of a loved one. Through moments of denial and desperation, the song explores the path to deal with this feeling. This drives to the epiphany: we can’t erase the pain but the love we felt will remain as a guiding light above our choices. In order to represent this setting, a melancholy and melodic sound pervades the entire song supported by a leading orchestral section".
The End At The Beginning is a Metalcore band born in Bologna (Italy) in 2011. The band released its first EP in 2012 while In 2014 released its first unsigned LP: "Appearances". In 2016 the band signed with Famined Records the release of "Revelations", the second LP. They have also started to gain international attention winning the "Unsigned Artist Of The Month" competition by Artery Recordings in April 2015 and starting to play European shows. After a long break started in 2018 that saw the leaving of the singer and guitarist, the band announces the return in 2019 with a new line-up with Nicolò Bazzani as the singer and Massimo Bontempi as the guitarist. The band has been writing new material, pushing the boundaries of the modern metal sound and incorporating strong melodic elements thanks to a particular attention in the arrangements and vocal production.
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German medieval rock masters Feuerschwanz have released the official music video for the cover of "I See Fire", the seminal song from Peter Jackson's cinematic adaption of J.R.R. Tolkien's middle-earth epic, The Hobbit. The song comes off the bonus covers album Die Sieben Todsünden which will be released as part of the deluxe version of the band's upcoming new album, Das Elfte Gebot, on June 26.
Watch "I See Fire" HERE!
Commented the band:-
"When we were brainstorming which songs we'd choose for our covers album Die Sieben Todsünden, this song was so close to our hearts, the dragon fans and middle-earth nerds that we are. The original version still makes us shiver and can't really be topped, so we used powerful guitars, folky bagpipes and epic fiddles. It's a song about unity while facing destruction war and death and also marks our first song in English.
The video was shot in the mystic Southwest of England on the coast of Cornwall where Hauptmann, Hodi and Mieze Musch-Musch went last fall."
Das Elfte Gebot is the successor of 2018's extremely successful album, Methämmer, (#6 in the official German album charts) and is scheduled for a June 26 release via Napalm Records.
The band recently released the live music video for the brand new single, "Metfest“ (Stream/Watch) as well as the music video for the title track (Stream/Watch).
Hauptmann Feuerschwanz - vocals, guitars
Johanna von der Vögelweide - fiddle, hurdy gurdy
Sir Lanzeflott - drums
Jarne Hodinsson - bass
Prinz Hodenherz - pipes, guitars, vocals
Hans der Aufrechte - guitars
South African post metal band Constellatia are announcing the re-release of their acclaimed debut album 'The Language of Limbs' on various physical formats. The new pressings will be out on June 19 and are available for pre-ordering HERE.
'The Language of Limbs' was originally released on November 15, 2019 and soon after, the four piece landed a worldwide record deal with Season of Mist. The album can already be found on all digital streaming platforms HERE.
"We hope everyone is keeping safe during these unprecedented times. We are making the most of our interrupted lives by working on record number two. Today, we are thrilled to announce that pre-orders for the Season of Mist pressing of our debut album are now live, as well as a slew of new t-shirts (all designed by Rouleaux van der Merwe)."
The cover artwork of 'The Language of Limbs' can be found below, together with the track list.
Hailing from Cape Town, South Africa, Constellatia is the collaborative vision of Gideon Lamprecht and Keenan Oakes, founders of well-known acts Crow Black Sky and Wildernessking respectively.
'The Language of Limbs' is essentially a post-metal record with black metal and progressive influences, and a healthy dose of ambience and atmosphere; always deeply engaging with a flair for the romantic and nostalgic. "It is a record that came from a place of desperation; a musical outlet for the years of hardship both members endured in their personal lives." Gideon Lamprecht comments. "It's an album about obsession and overcoming. It's a triumphant record." adds Keenan Oakes.
Formed in September 2018, and enlisting the talents of a few key collaborators, Constellatia soon completed work on the beautiful and emotional ride that is 'The Language of Limbs'. While the drums (Played by Lawrence Jaeger) and vocals were engineered by Daniel Thackwray at City Varsity, Cape Town, all other instruments were recorded by Lamprecht at his home studio in Glencairn, where he also mixed and mastered 'The Language of Limbs'. The album features additional and high class guest vocalists, namely Alison Rachel of Honeymoan and renowned singer/songwriter Lucy Kruger, and is an absolute must-have for fans of Cult Of Luna, Opeth, Pink Floyd or Wolves In The Throne Room.
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Adam Hill - Rhythm guitar
Gideon Lamprecht - Lead guitar
Keenan Oakes - Bass, vocals
Lawrence Jaeger - Drums
Brazilian thrash metal institution Nervosa have announced their new band line-up! After a long and vigorous audition process, Prika Amaral – creator, founding member and guitarist of the band – is thrilled to announce that vocalist Diva Satanica (Bloodhunter), bassist Mia Wallace (Abbath & Triumph Of Death), and drummer Eleni Nota (Mask of Prospero and Croque Madame) have all joined the force that is Nervosa!
The choice to form a quartet instead of reinstating a trio was made to give Nervosa a fresh approach and show another thrilling facet, but will in no way take away from the thrash/death essence they are renowned for. Fans can expect riffs with a lot of down-picking and a strong grip, fast and technical drums, a renewed and heavier bass with super aggressive thrash metal vocals.
Nervosa guarantees that, as soon as live events can happen again, they will comply with their schedule and travel the world to bring their unique sound everywhere! The band is also pleased to state that they have begun working on new music. Stay tuned for more info!
Prika Amaral comments:
"It was an incredible experience to meet so many talented women. It was not easy to choose just one and being forced to say “no” to several really good musicians. But the question is beyond musical competence. It involves availability, professional posture, good communication, etc... I am very happy with the result and very confident. I already have a lot of new songs saved and we have already started writing. We plan to launch some new material online during self-quarantine downtime, as well. I guarantee that Nervosa is coming with full strength."
Diva Satanica - vocals
Prika Amaral - guitar
Mia Wallace - bass
Eleni Nota - drums
Sheffield’s While She Sleeps have released an extended cut of their ‘SO WHAT?’ documentary.
Originally released alongside the band’s 2019 album ‘SO WHAT?’, the new version pulls no punches and goes deeper into the life of While She Sleeps. It was premiered digitally live on YouTube on Saturday night to help foster a feeling of togetherness, as was experienced by those who attended its in-real-life premiere at the end of last year.
Guitarist / Vocalist Mat Welsh states:-
“We wanted to make this documentary to shed some light on the real world of Sleeps. We didn't want to make something that made things look better or more glamorous than they really are. We just wanted a fly on the wall capturing the rollercoaster that is making an album. It’s a process that never comes easy for us and SO WHAT? was no exception. We filmed for 7 months and, like with everything, it got condensed down into something that was digestible within a mere hour. So we thought it could be fun to make an extended version and show it to our fans at some kind of DIY movie night, hosted at our warehouse last December. The night was really special, there's something beautiful about everyone watching something at the same time, experiencing the emotions together. But those times of events and group gatherings seem like a world away, so we thought it could be cool to do this in a digital way, giving our fans something fun to look forward to. A means of being together while we're all apart.”
While She Sleeps recently had to wrap up their first full headline tour of North America early due to the at-the-time impending Covid-19 crisis, but not before enthusing crowds across the country at the shows they did manage to play. Never a band to rest on their laurels, even in these tour-dry times, While She Sleeps have been dropping quick-selling, new self-designed merch lines and recently released an evocative, kaleidoscopic lyric video for ‘GATES OF PARADISE’.
Recorded with producer Carl Bown, ‘SO WHAT?’ marked another defiant step forwards for the Sheffield band of brothers. It’s the sound of While She Sleeps reborn. Guitarist Sean Long explains:-
“You get a taste of this new area that we’re flowing into. Even though it’s still really heavy, you get this twinge of what’s to come.”
And, if you are aware of While She Sleeps’ work ethic, “what’s to come” will be here sooner rather than later.
WHILE SHE SLEEPS ARE:
Lawrence Taylor – Vocals
Sean Long – Guitar
Mat Welsh - Guitar / Vocals
Aaran Mckenzie – Bass
Adam Savage – Drums
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Metal trailblazers Tetrarch have wrapped up work on their second album, Unstable, produced by Dave Otero (Cattle Decaptitation, Allegeon, Khemmis) and Tetrarch, scheduled for release this fall.
The first single from the album, “I’m Not Right,” is set to premiere on Sirius/XM’s Liquid Metal on Thursday, May 14. The song, which will be released the following day, is available to pre-save at https://tetrarch.ffm.to/imnotright.
Guitarist Diamond Rowe says:-
“We are very unapologetic about who we are as a band now, and you can really hear that with this new record. It embodies everything that we want the world to hear in heavy music and I believe many people are going to love and relate to it. We are all very excited to put this out and continue riding this wave.”
Adds guitarist/vocalist Josh Fore:-
“With this record, we pushed ourselves to do whatever was best for the songs. I am so proud of what we have created. This record is heavy, it’s catchy, but most of all it is unequivocally Tetrarch and we are ready to bring it to the world.”
Tetrarch burst onto the scene in 2017 with the release of their full-length album, Freak, produced by Dave Otero. The album immediately reached strong positions on several iTunes charts – debuting within the Top 200 chart, at #3 on the metal charts and #17 on the rock charts. Their lead single, “Freak,” also garnered huge response from Sirius XM Octane, and hit Top 50 on the Active Rock charts. The band toured incessantly following the release of the album, including headlining gigs, slots on major tours and appearances at some of North America’s largest music festivals.
After a year of writing, the band reflected on their previous recording experience and made the decision to return to Denver to once again work with Otero as co-producer of Unstable.
“It’s been quite a journey, but we are an extremely hands-on band when it comes to every aspect of what we do. Dave made it very comfortable for us to create together.”
As with their debut, Tetrarch’s Unstable amplifies the band’s tried-and-true blend of intense heavy riffage and driving drums with the dark vibes and haunting choruses of hooky modern hard rock. Tetrarch’s influences are evident but never replicated, as they stay true to their own unique sound that will appeal to any heavy music fan.
“Everything that we have done as a band has led to where we are today. We are very humbled by all the support we are constantly given by our fans and we cannot wait for everyone around the world to hear this record. We are going to be touring relentlessly all over the world and playing in front of as many faces as we can. We could not be more excited.”
Josh Fore – vocals/guitar
Diamond Rowe – lead guitar
Ryan Lerner – bass
Ruben Limas – drums
Announced as Sweden’s best and finest Metalcore band, Writing The Future gives you a show that is something spectacular and are experts on giving the audience a live show that is just as intense as the records.
With 5 music videos, 2 EP 's, 1 album and countless executed live shows with bands such as Smash Into Pieces, Lillasyster, The Unguided, Dead By April, Dregen and many more, Writing The Future is stronger than they ever have been before.
The upcoming EP, “A World Of Disaster”, is recorded by Philip Strand and mixed / mastered by Dino Medanhodzic. It is a high quality and powerful piece that brings out a lot of emotions. The sound is modern and somewhat different and new from what they usually do. The band was searching for someone to cooperate with, someone that believes in their music and their product as much as they do. So, the cooperation with GAIN/Fifth Island Music was initiated.
“We are thrilled to announce the signing with Writing The Future. They have been on our radar for a while and finally we can have our go in taking this band to the levels they deserve.” – Team GAIN.
‘Ace Of Spades’ - the title track of Motörhead's 1980 iconic, game changing album - isn’t just one of the greatest hard rock songs ever written, it has truly become a lifestyle anthem for several generations of rockers, metalheads, punks, bikers, athletes, rebels, outcasts, and freethinkers all around the world.
Few songs in modern history can instantly ignite the adrenaline of music fans the way the song’s opening dirty bass riff and drum roll can. From zero to 100 mph in a matter of seconds, that speaker-destroying opening riff is unstoppable. And the song changed the course of hard rock… forever.
Now, 40 years later we are celebrating this milestone album’s anniversary on Motörhead Day 2020, ‘The 8th Of May’ by inviting you, and fans from around the globe, to join us on this special day where everything is louder than everything else!
Here’s what’ll be happening on the day:
A new lyric video for the most iconic of Motörhead songs – 'Ace Of Spades' will premiere here.
Use a unique Facebook and Instagram filter of the snarling embodiment of Motörhead to transform your face.
A limited edition Road Crew merchandise capsule will be released on the webstore here. A portion of the proceeds of the Road Crew merchandise will be going to Live Nation’s Crew Nation Fund to provide financial support to touring crews affected at this time. #WeAreTheRoadCrew
Fill a glass with your favourite libation and post your toast to Motörhead online with the hashtag #8thofmay. Jack and Coke optional.
Join Motörhead Day here - https://motorhead.lnk.to/8thofMayPR
We do hope you can join us as part of this celebration of all things Motörhead. Lockdown may be going on all around us but the world is ours and we were born to raise hell! We look forward to celebrating 40 years of lawn killing, bastard Rock n Roll with you all!
Russian melodic death metal band Drops Of Heart are set to release their second full-length album, Stargazers. Three years in the making, Stargazers showcases the band’s constant evolution, in both songwriting and sound.
The legacy of 1990s and 2000s metal pioneers is intertwined with modern genre trends, energetic riffs are complemented by cinematic synths, and loyalty to the band’s hallmark sound. The sound of the album is completed by voices of famous modern metal bands - Richard Sjunnesson from The Unguided ("Frost Grip") and Bjorn Strid from SOILWORK ("Starlight").
Stargazers is a tragic story of the presence of personal afflictions and disasters, affecting us all. Told in 12 epic compositions, the conceptually bleak album leaves room for a glimpse of hope and optimism.
Drops Of Heart has launched the album’s first single, “Modern Madness.” Stream the track now at dropsofheart.bandcamp.com/album/stargazers.
Stargazers will be released on 07/22/2020.
Drops Of Heart was formed in the Russian city of Ufa during summer of 2008 by young musicians without any significant experience in this field. After a few line-up changes, the band tried to make the first serious recordings and released the debut EP Truth of the Closed Eyes. The band continued to develop their musical skill, their appearances at the scenes in the band’s home town became more frequent. However, frequent line-up changes negatively affected the atmosphere in the team. This had led to the disintegration of the band in 2010. But after several years of dead silence, the team's vocalist, Denis Fakhrislamov, together with a friend and a colleague in other bands, Vadim Nizamov, gave Drops Of Heart a new birth. With an updated and improved line-up, Drops Of Heart began working on new material and in December 2014 they released their first full album New Hope which they promoted on their own.
The next big step in band’s life was experiments with the format of single releases: from 2016 to 2017 Drops Of Heart released a series of maxi-singles "Time and Pulse", "Amanda", "Faceless", "Starlight". Each maxi-single was released in three versions - Russian, English and instrumental, and was accompanied by various bonuses in the form of covers or alternative versions of already published tracks. The first official videos in the history of the band were shot on 2 singles (“Time and Pulse”, “Amanda”), also vocalist of the Swedish band Soilwork Bjorn Strid took part in the recording of the “Starlight”. During this period, Drops Of Heart attempted to experiment not only with the format of their new products releases, but also with the sound of releasing material: away from the traditional melodic death metal to a more atmospheric sound, which was achieved by the use of electronics and interweaving with other subgenres of metal, for example black metal ("Faceless").
In 2017, the band decided to open a new chapter in their life and started writing for their new album, Stargazers. Due to various circumstances, the most important of which was the departure of one of the band composers, Igor Barshchevsky, the recording of the album was delayed until 2020.
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