Finnish melodic death/doom band Shadecrown released a second single "Rain's Edge" which is taken from the upcoming second album "Riven". The album is released later in 2019 by Inverse Records and it is mixed and mastered by keyboardist & songwriter Saku Tammelin at Painwood Studio, Viitasaari, Finland.
Watch Rain's Edge video : https://youtu.be/JzoERbAAkgU
Saku Tammelin comments:-
""Rain's Edge" is the second single off Shadecrown's upcoming second album "Riven". This song is much more heavier and faster than our first single "Incomplete", but still melodic as hell."
Listen to the single:
Janne Salmelin-Bass & Clean vocals
Japanese Melodic Death crew Gjöll sign with Wormholedeath and announce "Residual" EP release date
9-Piece melodic metal combo Gjöll are glad to announce that they have signed a deal with WormHoleDeath for the release of their EP "Residual".
"Residual" will be out on 10 July 2019 via Wormholedeath / The Orchard / Wormholedeath USA.
Gjöll are a 9-piece melodic metal band, fronted by clean vocalist Julia and death vocalist Tuhka, who is a founding member. Named after the river that flows near the gate to the underworld in Norse mythology, it comes as no surprise that Tuhka is heavily influenced by Scandinavian metal, which he tries to incorporate into the band's overall sound.
Following on from their debut release "Prologue" and drastic line-up change in 2016, the newly revitalized band aims to win over even more new fans with their second EP "Residual". With an array of songwriters in the band, the composition of all the tracks is astoundingly diverse without losing the cohesive Gjöll sound.
Belarusian Instrumentalists Essence Of Datum premiere video for "Pendulum" via No Clean Singing
Instrumental progressive metal band Essence Of Datum have teamed up with No Clean Singing to premiere the music video for the song "Pendulum". The track has been taken from the band's upcoming record "Spellcrying Machine", to be released via Season of Mist on August 30th.
Check out the video at No Clean Singing at the link below:
Essence Of Datum comment:-
"One of the favourite buildings in our home town is Minsk city crematorium! The comprehension of the fact that there's a very high probability that our physical presence in this world will end up there and the bodies will be committed to flames, puts a veil of peculiar magic on this place. Walking in the halls of crematorium you cannot but notice giant pendulums that stand still symbolizing frozen time. It is the pendulum that gives more emphasis to the present before the inevitable end to come thus leaving us greedily gasping for the moments remaining. The pendulum in 'Spellcrying Machine' holds a special place and we'd like to set off a story with this composition. Until then, let the Pendulum swing!"
One does not always need words to convey a story. If there’s anything that instrumental progressive metal duo Essence Of Datum proves, it’s that the power of music can do just that. ‘Spellcrying Machine’, the band’s third full-length, is set for an August release on Season of Mist and is bound to open up their creation to a wider audience.
Essence Of Datum was formed by guitarist Dmitry Ramanouski in 2011 in Minsk, Belarus. After recording the first demos, the musician was joined by drummer Pavel Vilchytski who quickly became an irreplaceable part of the band as the man behind the machine-gun rhythm section.
From the very beginning, the project was meant to be purely instrumental, thus not giving the listener verbal or lexical means to comprehend or interpret the conceptual universe of the music. Providing fans with mere hints hidden in the artwork and track titles, the musicians challenge the listener to use their own imagination to explore the universe that Essence Of Datum created. Each album is part of a larger, fictional universe and ultimately, everything is bound together in one single story.
In 2013, the journey set off with the release of debut album 'Event Horizon.' the duo paint there a picture of a surrealistic world by means of soaring guitar melodies and groovy rhythms with an unbelievable technical precision. The second full-length 'Nevermore' (2017) opened a new chapter in which the Essence Of Datum universe was tainted by war, struggle, and fear, transformed by the band into powerful songs with melodic grace.
Set against the backdrop of a post-apocalyptic world, the band’s third record, 'Spellcrying Machine', synthesizes the best of extreme, modern metal into an elegant and articulate whole.Essence Of Datum invites you to explore their universe.
Portugal's Black Cilice set release date for new Iron Bonehead album; first track revealed
Iron Bonehead Productions sets September 6th as the international release date for Black Cilice's highly anticipated fifth album, Transfixion of Spirits, on CD, vinyl LP, and cassette tape formats.
By now, Black Cilice should need no introduction. For at least a decade (or perhaps longer), this ever-shadowy Portuguese enigma has built a monolithic body of work that has come to define and also defy the modern raw black metal idiom. And while he's gained a surprising amount of traction with a wide variety of listeners thanks to his most recent two albums with Iron Bonehead, 2015's Mysteries and 2017's Banished From Time, Black Cilice's vision has remained forever resolute.
In 2019, that vision - idiosyncratic, insatiable, intractable - is more resolute than ever. Witness the aptly titled Transfixion of Spirits. Once again, Black Cilice wields sound as its own weapon, but in a daresay elegant manner seemingly at odds with the stratifying frequencies that bombard and blanket the listener. Indeed, this is in-the-red rawness to a superlative degree, surging second-wave black metal to the bone, but underneath those layers of filth 'n' fatalism lies a melancholic majesty that's truly a splendour to behold. And whereas the preceding Banished From Time(intentionally) broke from the mould and portrayed a thicker, more strident violence, here on Transfixion of Spirits does Black Cilice fittingly find a more spectral expression: no less hysteric or harrowing, its melodic misery springs forth like a geyser of grey, oppressive in its omnipresence and older than many generations of black metal itself.
Above all, Black Cilice proves once again that "purism" need not be shorthand for a dearth of ideas: he twists the anachronisms of classic black metal into ageless, endlessly spellbinding forms, each undulating wave lapping back against the other to utterly hypnotizing effect. Entrance thyself to this Transifixion of Spirits.
Begin entrancing thyself with the new track "Outerbody Incarnation" HERE at Iron Bonehead's Soundcloud.
True Romanian Folk Metallers E-an-na release new song & video "Apele Îngheţate” and announce upcoming album
The band E-an-na has just released the new song „Apele Îngheţate” (The Frozen Waters) together with a video. With each release the band strays further away from the conventions of regular folk metal, trying to bring something new and fresh to the genre.
The song deals with depression and topics deriving from it, depicting an abstract place or being that functions for each of us as a shelter.
The song is part of the upcoming album „Nesfârşite”. Nesfârşite will be released on the 19th of july 2019. The album contains 13 songs and is graced by some internationally known guest musicians:
Michalina Malisz from Eluveitie
Archy Jay a.k.a. The Snake Charmer
Daniel Neagoe from Clouds, Eye of Solitude, Shape of Despair, Aeonian Sorrow
Robert Cotoros fom The Bipolar Disorder Project
Watch the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=REE5syj_5O4
Preorder the album: https://e-an-na.com/nesfarsite-preorder/
American Trad Metallers Dogbane to release new album via Heaven and Hell Records
After four years since Dogbane’s last album When Karma Comes Calling, the North Carolina traditional heavy metal band has finally completed work on their much anticipated third full-length album entitled Idylls of Woe.
Since 2010 Dogbane have continued to stay active in the North Carolina metal scene, releasing two albums of solid doom laced traditional heavy metal. Dogbane stay faithful to the foundations of traditional heavy metal while forging a sound of their own.
Stream album track "The One I Was Warned Of" at youtu.be/xg3BjhIWEKg
Heaven and Hell Records will be release Idylls of Woe July 19 on both CD and vinyl in a very limited quantity. Pre-order the album at this location.
Mitchell Allred - Guitars
Kevin D. Davis - Bass, Backing Vocals
Jeff Neal - Vocals
Jerry Cloer - Drums, Percussion
Jeff Rinehart - Guitars, Keyboards, Backing Vocals
The legendary Spanish Doom Metal band Golgotha, have just signed a deal with Xtreem Music for the release of their long-awaited 4th album, 14 years after their previous album "New Life", released in 2005. This new album has just been recorded and it's in the process of being mixed, with its launch planned for the next month of October.
Golgotha emerged in 1992 from the union between its two legendary original members: the guitarist Vicente Payá (UNBOUNDED TERROR) and the vocalist Amón López, who are still the alma mater of the band with the new drummer Tomeu Crespí. The 1st EP "Caves of Mind" was indeed the 1st release of Repulse Records, previous label to Xtreem Music, which closes the circle 25 years later!
The new album, which will contain 8 tracks in the vein of his 1st album "Melancholy", is being recorded and mixed in the Psychosomatic Recording Studio by producer Miguel Angel Riutort "Mega", and the band plans to launch a crowdfunding campaign one month before the official release, where they will offer a series of limited editions on CD, vinyl and T-shirts, which will be announced in due time. Golgotha plans to offer a series of live performances to present the new album after its release.
In addition to the official Facebook site, www.facebook.com/GolgothaOfficialBand, Golgotha is premiering today their new official website www.golgothaofficial.com where all the information regarding the band is concentrated. Soon we will reveal details about the new album once the process of recording and design of the cover art is completed.
Meanwhile, you can listen to the latest recording of Golgotha, the self-financed EP of 2018 "Arise", at the following link: https://youtu.be/SP4xxv879nQ
Greek Thrashers Suicidal Angels release first album trailer for 'Years Of Aggression'.
The new album of Greek thrash metal tank Suicidal Angels will be entitled "Years Of Aggression". The follow up to their highly acclaimed 2016 album, 'Division Of Blood' will be released on August 9th, 2019 via NoiseArt Records. The band has unleashed the first album trailer of the upcoming record.
Check it out here:- https://youtu.be/vo3NwPxwljc
The lyric-video of the first digital single "Born Of Hate" can be seen here:
The band states:-
“The time has come, the battle has begun! Put on your bullet belts and join us in the madness of The Years Of Aggression!”
Pre-order the album here: www.yearsofaggression.noiseart.eu
The stunning cover artwork was created by acclaimed artist Ed Repka (MEGADETH, DEATH, MUNICIPAL WASTE).
Founding member, guitarist and singer Nick Melissourgos has prepared the songs, which were subsequently recorded in the Zero Gravity Studios in Athens, Greece, and, in case of the drums, in the Soundlodge Studios in Papenburg, Germany. The album was produced by the band itself, which has for the first time in years a consistent line-up – making them stronger than ever before. Nine songs, driven by irrepressible rage, were finally mixed by Jens Bogren at the Fascination Street Studios in Örebro, Sweden, and mastered by Tony Lindgren.
More information coming soon – stay tuned.
Romanian Experimental Black Metallers Katharos XIII unveil new line-up & album details
Katharos XIII have finished their third opus entitled “Palindrome”; five long tracks that shifted from the traditional depressive black metal into a more eclectic art form of expression with dark doom metal and post-jazz elements, a certain evolution into a more personal unearthly ambiance that represent a new path in the journey that this band embarked more than twelve years ago. The same paranoia and weirdness but with different tools this time.
The new incarnation of Katharos XIII:
Manuela Marchis - vocals
F. - guitars, keyboards, vocals
Sabat - drums
Alex Iovan - saxophone
Hanos-Puskai Péter - bass
New members come from different non-metal environments like Thy Veils, Exit Oz or Dara Project and this created new different layers of expression during the recording sessions that evolved into an alienated and rather strange form in opposition with the conventional music scene of now days because most of the recordings were done by each member alone in their own universe without any connection with the rest of the band; in some cases only Attila Lukinich was there in DSPro studios to capture the sounds and drummer Sabat was responsible for mixing and mastering the whole album.
“Palindrome” will be available in early autumn through Loud Rage Music on a CD format with a special visual concept designed by Alexandru Das.
Italian Symphonic Metallers Astralium to release debut album via Rockshots Records / Spiritual Beast (Japan) in August 2019
Italy’s symphonic metal band Astralium announces they will be releasing their debut album titled “Land of Eternal Dreams” on August 23rd via Rockshots Records (worldwide release) along with the full length being available in Japan via Spiritual Best on the same date. A pure symphonic album with power heavy prog metal influences, epic choirs, high pitch vocals plus lyrical sections and baroque / magniloquent arrangements, “Land Of Eternal Dreams” is a concept release about dreams and the astral universe, but also the fantasy world that lives in us. It's an inner journey through imaginary stories about myths and legends from the past.
The band explains the release:-
"First of all, I want to say that we are very excited about our debut album “Land Of Eternal Dreams”. Fans can expect an amazing album of great melodies, blended with cinematic, symphonic and classical music, along with metal guitar riffs and epic choirs. We believe that music evokes sensations, emotions and real fantastic worlds in our minds."
The album also features specials guests Tommy Johansson (Sabaton, Majestica), Jo Lombardo (Ancestral, ex-Metatrone), Andrea Martongelli (Arthemis), Stefano "Ghigas" Calvagno (Metatrone, NefeshCore), Adam Cook (A Hill To Die Upon), Davide Bruno (Metatrone, NefeshCore) and more.
Astralium was formed in 2014 by soprano Roberta Pappalardo and bass player Giuseppe Pappalardo. Drummer Salvo Grasso (Metatrone, Hypersonic) and guitarist Emanuele Alessandro complete the line-up.
Album pre-order: http://bit.ly/astralium_preorder
Album teaser: https://youtu.be/b1Xg9acn32I
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