Italian melodic hardcore combo Fankaz are proud to announce that "Screams Of Lies" official video is out today on VEVO!
"Screams Of Lies" is taken from the band's third album "Seities" that has been released early this year via Wormholedeath / The Orchard, Aural Music and Wormholedeath Japan.
Progressive alternative metal band Auditory Armory have teamed up with Echoes and Dust to stream "Dark Matter" the title track from their upcoming new album.
Stream the track here: http://echoesanddust.com/2017/06/exclusive-track-stream-auditory-armory-dark-matter
Auditory Armory is not your average female-fronted band. The influences of the band range from alternative to metal to progressive to jazz and beyond. The lyrical scope of Auditory Armory’s songs skims past the superficial love song or pop hit. Auditory Armory is doing what so little in the music industry are actually doing -- writing honestly. Auditory Armory expertly uses the symbiosis of heavy rock and melody to introspectively explore dark emotions about self-worth and one’s role in the universe.
Vocalist, guitarist and songwriter April Montallana says, "I prefer to be honest with my lyrics. I don't care about what is popular or mainstream. I just hope that our music will move and touch some people. Music saved my life...I want to do that for others.." Auditory Armory has had the honor of sharing the stage with Full Devil Jacket, Fuel, Straight Line Stitch, Lacey Sturm, Bonz (from Stuck Mojo), Nothing More, Dead Horse Trauma, Bellusira, Mike Tramp (White Lion), Kelen Heller, and Saint Rebel. They were also selected to play the 2016 3rd Annual Kink Music Festiival alongside national acts such as Evanescence, Hellyeah, and In Flames.”
Auditory Armory is
April Rose - Vocals, Guitar
Oscar Garcia - Drums
Dennis Burns - Guitar
Justice Maynard - Bass
Spanish occult doom metal band Kabbalah have just revealed "The Darkest End", a new track from their forthcoming album Spectral Ascent.
Listen to "The Darkest End" here: http://www.metalunderground.com/news/details.cfm?newsid=135694
Spectral Ascent will be released on July 7th 2017 via Twin Earth Records.
Pre-order the vinyl edition here: http://twinearthrecords.storenvy.com/products/20518964-kabbalah-spectral-ascent-limited-edition-clear-transparent-vinyl-lp-pre-o
Pre-order the album on CD or digital formats here: https://kabbalahrock.bandcamp.com/album/spectral-ascent
Mexican heavy metal warriors Battle Raider have have revealed the first advance song, cover artwork, and track-list for their sophomore album, Battle Raider, to be released August 21st via Fighter Records.
Having released their debut album, Hard Flyer, in 2015 and obtaining a good international following, Battle Raider have been deepening their epic brand of pure heavy metal on their self-titled second album, a much more mature and defined work that was recorded during the first half of 2017. Any fan of bands like very early Queenrsyche, Cirith Ungol, Iron Maiden, early Fates Warning, Crimson Glory, and even Manowar will for sure adore this new album by Battle Raider!
Spanish death metallers Bloodhunter have inked a deal with Xtreem Music for the release of their upcoming second album, coming this fall.
Formed back in 2008, Bloodhunter is one of Spain's leading death metal forces. Led by virtuoso guitarist Fenris and vocalist Diva Satanica, the band released their debut album, Bloodhunter, back in 2014, where they started to create a solid fan-base around the country thanks to their strong live performances and high-quality death metal with a melodic & brutal edge.
Bloodhunter has now finished recording their second album, to be entitled The End of Faith, whose lineup is completed with bassist Éadrom and magnific session drummer Marcelo Aires. The result is fantastic and will definitely put Bloodhunter on the map as a force to reckon. Just imagine if Arch Enemy would play death metal - yes, death metal, not aggressive modern heavy metal - with a much more brutal approach.
Release date, artwork, track-list, advance songs, and other info will be revealed in the coming weeks, so stay tuned! You can visit Bloodhunter's official Facebook page below, and watch a video-clip from their debut album HERE, although Xtreem Music says the new material is waaay more brutal and aggressive!
Sludge metal band Nula have teamed up with Metal Underground to stream the video for their song "Silazak u Prah." The track is taken from their EP Kenoma, which was recently released via Black Bow Records.
Stream the video here: http://www.metalunderground.com/news/details.cfm?newsid=135570
Order Kenoma here: https://nulaserbia.bandcamp.com/album/
Serbian metal band Nula was first conceived in late 2013. Shortly after forming, the band started performing gigs in local Belgrade clubs which resulted in positive feedback and encouraged the band to continue writing new material. The band released a demo tape via Grim Reaper Records in 2015 and then followed it up with extensive touring around Serbia including an appearance at Arsenal Fest. In 2017, the band signed with British label Black Bow Records..
Miloš Milošević - Vocals
Milan Vićić - Guitars
Strahinja Knežević - Guitars
Marko Mijajlović - Bass
Milan Sarić - Drums
Israeli prog metal quintet Soul Enema has teamed up with Prog magazine for an exclusive premiere of their sophomore album Of Clans and Clones and Clowns, out on June 23rd. The album can be streamed from this location.
About the record, the band stated: “We are delighted and proud to present you our new album ‘Of Clans and Clones and Clowns’ in its full length! A hard, prolonged and intense work of many people, that has finally resulted in a 73 minutes of this crazy, funny, sad, colourful, expressive, rocking, exciting slice of our world, our hearts, our souls. A myriad of styles, moods, emotions, influences, experiences. Looking at the golden age of rock music, at its best representatives, it was about the great songwriting, pushing the boundaries, taking chances and setting the trends instead of following them. About depth and impressive substance. We attempted to capture these principles, the way we see it fit for a modern times, and we hope that you will find a multicoloured world we present here, deserving of a long-term interest. We’d like to thank everyone involved in album production, the fans, the friends, the supporters—you made it happen. Time to enjoy the music!”
Of Clans and Clones And Clowns features guest contributions from Ayreon’s Arjen Lucassen, Yossi Sassi (ex-Orphaned Land, Yossi Sassi Band), Sergey Kalugin and Yuri Ruslanov (from leading Russian proggers Orgia Pravednikov). The record was mixed and mastered by Jens Bogren at the Fascination Street Studios in Sweden.
Head over to Prog to stream the album in its entirety, and pre-order the record from Bandcamp or iTunes.
23 June CZ Prague Vagon Club
27 June DE Jena Rosenkeller
28 June CZ Teplice Zahradní dům
29 June DE Berlin Blackland
30 June DE Brande-Hörnerkirchen Hörnerfest
01 July DE Schweinfurt Honky Tonk Festival No.17 Skatepark
02 July CZ Spálené Poříčí Basinfirefest
06 July RS Novi Sad Exit Festival
07 July HU Budapest Dürer Kert info
05 August PL Woodstock Festival
18 November DE Munich Tanzt! indoor festival at Backstage
Turkish death worshippers, Persecutory, unveil their debut album, Towards the Ultimate Extinction, exclusively through Heavy Blog Is Heavy. The full-length is due out on 30 June 2017 through Godz ov War Productions.
Listen to the album ahead of the release: http://www.heavyblogisheavy.com/2017/06/23/exclusive-stream-persecutorys-towards-the-ultimate-extinction/
Jonathan Adams of Heavy Blog Is Heavy describes the album as “the audio equivalent of having your skin peeled from your bones over forty-two gruelling and relentlessly crushing minutes”.
Towards the Ultimate Extinction was recorded, mixed and mastered by Erkhan Kabakci and Can Gelgec at Jam Session Studios in Istanbul, Turkey.
The album will be available to purchase on 30 June 2017 through the Godz ov War Productions webshop.
Godz ov War Productions online:
Wormholeath are proud to announce that Greek epic / melodic death metallers The Shadeless Emperor have signed a distribution deal with the label for the worldwide release of their album "Ashbled Shores".
Digital: 01 August 2017 (Wormholedeath/The Orchard)
CD: 13 October 2017 (Aural Music Group)
USA: 08 September 2017 (Wormholedeath U.S.A.)
Japan: 20 December 2017 (Wormholedeath Japan/Disk Union Music Distribution
The Shadeless Emperor is a five piece Epic / Melodic Death metal band originating from Larissa Greece, officially formed in early 2010. Due to many unfortunate circumstances, the band was inactive until late 2012, were they started the recordings for their Demo under the name “Homeland”, which was self-released on January 2013.
The band’s main lyrical themes are inspired by fantasy, literature, mythology and philosophy. The Shadeless Emperor shared the stage all around Greece with bands such as Wolfheart, Jinjer, Kin Beneath Chorus, Bewized, Among Ruins to mention a few.
In 2014 The Shadeless Emperor also self-released an 8-bit version of their Demo “Homeland”. When their line-up was finally complete, the band started the recordings of their Debut Album, named “Ashbled Shores”. The recordings took place at “Fabric Studios” on August 2015, and they also self-released their first Lyric Video of their song “Sullen Guard” on June 2016.
The Mixing phase of the album took place at “Anirok Studios” in Kefalonia Greece by sound engineer and bassist of the band, Filippos Salapatas whilst the Mastering phase took place in Athens, Greece by “Steve Lado”, guitarist of Tardive Dyskinesia.
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