Canadian Death Metal / Grindcore outfit Ashed have signed a 2 year deal with Vargheist Records
The band released their fourth album "Chronic Rot" on the 1st June 2020. They had this to say about the new album:-
"Chronic Rot has hints of Gorguts and Demilich all while keeping the brutality found in previous album and releases. If there is interest in physical copies for this album, then they will be pressed. Please let us know via social media if it is something that is worth pursuing."
The album was recorded, mixed, and mastered by R. @DNKBWLS Studio between April and May of 2020.
Ravened, a young modern metal band from Sweden, with family connections to bands like Hellfueled, Narnia, The Waymaker and Audiovision, release their debut album ’From the Depths‘ on August 7, 2020.
The first single – “From the Depths” is available today on all major digital platforms, along with a music video. Watch it HERE: https://youtu.be/1nLB2BAbfTs
Ravened from Jönköping, Sweden, started in 2018 and plays modern metal merged with influences from the past from bands like Pantera, Bloodbath, Lamb of God, and Metallica. The members are between 19-24 years old, but the music has been a big part of their lives for generations. Olle Liljegren (guitars, songwriter) is son to Simeon Liljegren (Modest Attraction, Audiovision), and nephew to Christian Liljegren (Narnia, The Waymaker, Audiovision, Divinefire, Golden Resurrection, etc.) and drummer Oliwer Svensson is son to Kent Svensson (Hellfueled).
Jonatan Samuelsson, founder and owner of record label JONO states:-
"These guys have poured 100% of their hearts into the tracks, which would attract both listeners interested in the technical aspect of music, as well as anyone who just loves great metal. Ravened has a hunger and passion like few other bands in their age. They have started their journey towards an exciting future. This is where it all starts!"
’From the Depths‘ was recorded in Lund, produced by Ulf Blomberg (HoboRec) and will be released by record label JONO and distributed by Sound Pollution.
Pre-order the album HERE: https://orcd.co/from-the-depths
American Black / Doom Metal crew Overwhelmed have signed a 3 year deal with Vargheist Records.
Their latest release "By Virtue of Persistence, In Certainty of Death" was released on the 6th of April 2019 and is their second demo.
The band spoke of the release:-
"'By Virtue of Persistence, In Certainty of Death', is the first, fully mixed and mastered recording in nearly four years of our arduous journey. Three all new tracks triumphing the unconquerable nature of sorrow and the beauty of loss."
Mixed & Mastered courtesy of Joshua Freemon & James Barlie.
Despite their sporadic activity during the past few years, Romanian Grindcore veterans Spiritual Ravishment are back to work for their upcoming new album "Exit Humanity" to be released in collaboration with Loud Rage Music. A a new taste of what's to come, the track "Fed to the Ground" is now available here: https://youtu.be/sYLxDDyxa3E
Also check out the previous two singles released by Spiritual Ravishment: Grindimus Prime (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZmR1tDF8jLI) and Harbinger (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kFN3jvF45nQ)
"Exit Humanity" was recorded at Postanalog Studio in Oradea and Consonance Studio in Timisoara, mixed by Tudor Scanteie and Andrei Jumuga and mastered by Marius Costache.
Spiritual Ravishment is:
“From the cold northern lands, from the far darker worlds, from the altars of long-forgotten gods, they brought their bloody flags. They know the paths that lead to dangerous predators who are plagued by constant hunger. To the places of ancient and unbridled magic. To the distant lands of elves and dwarves. To the horrors of darkness that fears even death. They came only to those who dare to look in the eyes of their luck.”
Ukrainian folk metal band Midgard, started in 2015 playing in the folk metal, Viking metal and fantasy metal genres. The groups music and lyrics give an atmosphere that tell a variety of fascinating stories and take you to mystical worlds. Fast drumming, hard guitar riffs, all mingling with air flutes, will take the listeners to other dimensions – where power and magic are in endless battle. Where every step is another chance to look into the incredible.
The group put on a great live show experience, and have already played with bands such as:-
Ensiferum, Percival Schuttenbach, Nokturnal Mortum, Space of Variations, etc.
Every Midgard performance has always provided powerful headbanging, slamming and mosh-pit mayhem. Their third album, Tales Of Kreia is due out on Sliptrick Records later in 2020.
Band links: Official Website | Facebook | Youtube | Instagram | VK | On Sliptrick
Russian Brutal Death Metallers Ossuary Anex unveil first single, artwork and tracklist from new album
Russian Brutal Death Metallers Ossuary Anex, have just revealed details of what will be their 3rd album to be entitled "Obscurantism Apogee", which will be released in September 22nd, 2020 through Xtreem Music on CD format.
Ossuary Anex were formed in 2008 and released two albums: "Awakening" (2012) and "Mutilation Through Prayer" (2016) before joining Xtreem Music and releasing their mini CD "Holy Blasphemition" in 2018. Already with their 3rd album "Obscurantism Apogee", where Dave Rotten (AVULSED) and Frank Rini (INTERNAL BLEEDING) collaborate, the band has achieved a much more mature and personal sound where its roots based on bands like SUFFOCATION, PYREXIA or SKINLESS, merge with different elements that makes them differ from the mass of meaningless bands that infest Brutal Death today. Cover artwork, once again, has been made by the genius Vladimir 'Smerdulak' Chebakov.
Release date for "Obscurantism Apogee" will be September 22nd, 2020 through Xtreem Music on CD format. You can visit OSSUARY ANEX's official site here: www.facebook.com/OssuaryAnex
Finnish Dark Metallers Kaamos Warriors release second single and music video from their upcoming third album
Finnish dark metal band Kaamos Warriors released a new single Kuilu. The track is taken from the upcoming third album "Kirous" which is set to be released later on 2020.
Watch music video here: https://youtu.be/ipPMApS5jEA
Guitarist Jani Moilanen comments:
"The fast paced song Kuilu is the second single from the upcoming album capturing the essence of Kaamos Warrior's brutal yet beautiful atmospheric dark music."
Listen to Kuilu:
Emanzipation Productions is immensely proud to announce the signing of the Brazilian death metal band Burn The Mankind. A new EP of the Porto Alegre quartet, four years after their debut album, will be released in July 31st.
Guitar player Rafael Barros states about the cooperation:-
"It's a great honour to be part of this return of Emanzipation Productions. We hope this partnership will generate excellent results for all.".
"Chaos Matter" EP can be pre-ordered here.
The EP "Chaos Matter" will be released by Emanzipation Productions in physical format and digital.
Marcelo Nekard: bass, vocals
Rafael Barros: guitars, backing vocals
Marcos Moura: guitars
Sandro Moreira: drums
Extreme Belarusian Avant Garde duo Mora Prokaza are now releasing the third brand new track taken from their forthcoming album 'By Chance'. The album is scheduled for release on July 3rd, 2020. The new offering 'I'm Not Yours' can now be viewed via HERE!
Welcome to the unnerving and anger driven world of MORA PROKAZA where madness reigns! Just like MORA PROKAZA, the upcoming new opus ‘By Chance’ cannot be contained nor be put in one single musical category. A mixture between Avant Garde Black Metal meets New School Trap, integrated with the Belarusian arts roots that lay so deep within.
The band with the cunning name MORA PROKAZA was formed back in 2013 by Farmakon (guitars, vocals) and Isvind (drums). Both musicians have a long-term experience of playing in many local Belarusian extreme metal bands. The material for the first release “Bringer of Plague” was quickly composed and released in early 2015 and with that, MORA PROKAZA shared Russian stages with bands such as HELL SPIRIT, SUSPERIA, DARKEND, CLAYMORDS, MORIBUND OBLIVION and many others. In the winter of 2015, the band even supported INQUISITION in St. Petersburg (RU).
Shortly after the release of their debut album, Isvind leaves MORA PROKAZA and furious drummer Hatestorm joins the band commencing the recording of new material. With the addition of Hatestorm, the band opened up for new opportunities and In May 2015 the musicians present a brand-new EP "My Awakening" shorty followed by a new full-length "Dark Universe" (2016).
In 2018 MORA PROKAZA completely changed their approach to composing and sound concept and with the release of the single ‘Blacker than Black’, the band reinvented themselves with great feedback from fans all around the world. The band set out for new musical horizons and started recording a brand-new full length after signing a deal with Season of Mist.
Take what you will from ‘By Chance’. The underlying aggression in its purest form or perhaps the philosophical glance towards spiritual growth. In the end, WIMG?
It’s been a tough time in recent months but Greek modern metal group Simplefast have kept themselves busy backing up the release of their latest album Eternal (Sliptrick Records – February 21st, 2020) with two video releases. First up was the official video for the dynamic track The Liar’s Truth and this was quickly followed by the excellent lyrics video for Nero Reborn. Check both videos out below.
The 8 tracks which make up Eternal are ideal for heavy metal and thrash metal listeners, moreover they combine elements for a more modern metal sound. These are characterized by melodic and growly vocals with groovy drums and bass and a guitar duo, with smashing riffs, sharp solos and melodies filling the space. In their humble opinion, Simplefast consider the album, the “Magnum Opus” of the band. Read more …here
Available now from: Shop Sliptrick | Apple Music | Spotify | & other major stores
Yiannis Voulgaropoulos – Vocals
Hector Stavrakas – Rhythm Guitar/Backing Vocals
Panos Zorg – Lead Guitar
Nikolas Tzanavaras – Bass
Stratos Midelias – Drums
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