The new album of Polish death metallers from Catharsis was released on June 25th via Mad Lion Records. The band have released lyric video for 'Made Of Blood'; you can watch it here: https://youtu.be/Pk2fq0A0SQ0
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The new LP “Human Failures” proves the band’s technical inspirations, but also presents the exploration of the new territory, leading Catharsis towards more brutal and heavier death metal sound with a touch of black metal. „Human Failures” is a visible step forward in the band’s musical journey and undoubtedly the darkest chapter of it.
The album is being produced, engineered, mixed & mastered by Filip „Heinrich” Hałucha in Heinrich House Studio. All drums parts have been composed by Eugene Ryabchenko (Fleshgod Apocalypse, ex live – Belphegor, ex live – Vital Remains) and recorded by Dariusz „Daray” Brzozowski (live - Dimmu Borgir, ex – Vader) as a session drummer, who gives a truly outstanding drum performance and takes the compositions to another level. One of the seven new tracks, entitled „Made Of Blood” includes a mind blowing guest vocal appearance by the death metal icon Ross Dolan (Immolation).
French modern metallers Dagoba are back and have signed a worldwide contract with premier Austrian rock and metal label Napalm Records to bring their career to the next level. The signing is crowned with the announcement of their new 7” single “The Hunt” (out July 20), strictly limited to a rare selection of copies at Napalm Records mail-order.
The exciting new piece of art is stirring up the anticipation even more, as Dagoba are currently working on their new, eighth full-length album. More to be announced soon!
Singer Shawter on the signing:
“We are thrilled to announce that we are now part of the Napalm Records family. We thank the label team for the warm welcome and are so excited to work with such a dedicated and professional record company!
We spent the last year working on our 8th album, which is for sure the most amazing record we have written and produced so far. You better get prepared for something you have never heard from us before. Something new is coming! We thank our great fans for their trust and endless support and look forward to the cooperation with Napalm Records. Stronger together!”
Pre Order your copy of “The Hunt” NOW!
After putting their stamp on the metal scene with their unique blend of metal and neckbreaking grooves, relentlessly touring and sharing the stage with legendary acts like Metallica, Machine Head, and In Flames, Dagoba’s new single “The Hunt'' features their most ambitious material yet. Punishing vocals, groove and modern metal infused guitars and hard-hitting production make this song feel like Dagoba are on top of their game, pushing their boundaries and incorporating electronic elements seamlessly into their groove metal formula!
“The Hunt” will be available as a stand-alone single, as well as a strictly limited 7” Vinyl that features an exclusive remix of the track, showcasing how far Dagoba can take their electronic influences on their upcoming material – a must-have for true fans of modern metal!
French progressive alternative outfit Sunbeam Overdrive release new live acoustic video for "Fainted Core"
French Progressive Metal / Alternative Rock band Sunbeam Overdrive are delighted to share an acoustic live version of "Fainted Core", originally released as an advanced track on their first EP, which is still available through their Bandcamp page: https://sunbeamoverdrive.bandcamp.com
You can watch the video at this location: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yAKjock_58M&ab_channel=SUNBEAMOVERDRIVE
By working on final mastering touches, the band is now taking the final steps to release their first
album, hopefully coming later this year. Expect alternative and progressive metal with 90's overtones!
Greek Thrash / Death metal combo Deathcraeft have signed with Wormholedeath a deal for the release of their album "On Human Devolution", out on 16 07 2021 worldwide.
"On Human Devolution" is Deathcraeft's debut concept album - self-released by the band almost a year ago. The story is set in the world of the Cthulhu Mythos, originally created by prolific writer H.P.Lovecraft, and the music is an amalgamation of various extreme styles of metal (thrash, death, black). It was produced at Infinite Loop music studio (Ioannina, Greece) and mastered by well-known mastering engineer Peter In de Betou."
After gathering many positive reviews on online media - but also through magazines, the band, in their effort to bring their music to wider audience, sought the help of WormWholeDeath Rec. Label who will be releasing the album on digital format starting from July, 16th, 2021. With the pandemic hopefully coming to an end, the band plans to return to gigging in order to support the album.
Deathcraeft is a thrash / death metal band from Greece. It was formed in 2017 by guitarist Kostas Kalampokas who, after attending Berklee College of music created a recording studio business in his hometown, Ioannina. After producing albums for various bands he created Deathcraeft and started working on the band's debut album titled "On Human Devolution".
It is a concept album based on H.P. Lovecraft's writings and the Cthulhu Mythos he created, but at its core it deals with socio-political issues. Soon after, new members were added in the band's line-up and its present stable formation consisted of:
Due to the epidemic taking over the whole world Deathcraeft didn't have an opportunity of doing any live shows but they hope this will change. when concerts will be once more part of our lives. Currently, not wasting any time, the band is working on their next release. Iä! Iä! Cthulhu Fhtagn!
Nikonas Tsolakos – Vocals
Kostas Kalampokas – Guitar
Pantelis Floudas – Guitar
Christos Zois – Bass
Christos Doukas – Drums
Italian symphonic folk metallers Aexylium sign with Rockshots Records for new album "The Fifth Season"
Rockshots Records is proud to announce their latest signing of Aexylium for their new album "The Fifth Season" due out October 2021.
Mixing traditional folk instruments (Flute, Violin, Bouzouki) with the modern symphonic metal, Aexylium's sophomore full length follows 2018's "Tales From This Land" (Underground Symphony Records) and their 2016 self-produced EP “The Blind Crow“. "Tales From This Land" has had over 110k streams on Spotify along with its powerful single "Revive the Village’ placing on the top 200 metal song charts in Germany on Apple Music. Aexylium has also released fan-praised covers of Game of Thrones and Vikings main themes with reinterpreted folk metal sounds.
Since their inception in 2014, the Varese, Italy band has performed at renowned festivals in Europe such as Dumeltica International Music Festival, Montelago Celtic Festival, Malpaga Folk & Metal, Rock Inn Somma, Druidia and Strigarium along with sharing the stage with Elvenking, Wind Rose, Nervosa, Furor Gallico, Temperance and more. In August 2020, despite Covid restrictions, Aexylium was chosen by the city of Milan to perform at the historical Castello Sforzesco.
Their new album "The Fifth Season" is a concrete step towards growth and musical maturity with its offering of festive ballads, tighter riffs, advanced orchestrations and heavier dark songs that are all inspired by Norse Mythology. The record also features guest vocals from Samuele Faulisi (Atlas Pain), Arianna Bellinaso and the members of Coro Facoltà di Musicologia Vocal Ensemble. The album was recorded at Twilight Studio by Davide Tavecchia with the artwork done by Yan Yrlund of Darkgrove Design (Manowar, Testament, Korpiklaani).
The band adds:
"We are very excited to start this collaboration with Rockshots Records. We think fans will be thrilled with this album; there are elaborate orchestrations, riffs and fun folk metal. Plus the addition of vocals from Arianna Bellinaso (Coro Facoltà di Musicologia Vocal Ensemble) and Samuele Faulisi add so much more! We definitely wanted to compose songs without setting limits in terms of composition, so each song will sound unique and different from one another."
Album Details and first single to be revealed on July 20. Stay Tuned!
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Rapidly rising Scandinavian alt-rock / metal band Smash Into Pieces have announced their brand new album A New Horizon, out August 27th. Their sixth full length album, it explores, expands and concludes the immersive journey they began on previous album ARCADIA both aurally and visually. Pre-order the album here.
A New Horizon continues to detail the band's Arcadia World narrative, delving deeper into their story. A futuristic world riddled with political corruption and driven by fear and misinformation, their story follows Apoc, their protagonist, as he vows to put an end to the dark times and encourage society to seek the truth and live freely. Together with the weaving electronic textures, biting guitars, pounding drums and anthemic vocals, it leaves a lasting impression as a powerful, gripping and thought-provoking album.
Arcadia is a mirror image of reality; the setting may be futuristic and different, but the issues that are buried within the album couldn’t be more real. As the roles of social media and technology grow, we become numb to life beyond our screens, and Smash Into Pieces are encouraging you to look up and see the world around you. We are faced with obstacles, challenges and difficult choices every day, but with positivity and a clear mind we can overcome them and find happiness.
The announcement of A New Horizon follows the release of four adrenaline-fuelled instalments, ‘Rise Up’, ‘Real One’, double single ‘VR’ and the recent thunderous anthem ‘Broken Parts’, each of which is accompanied by a lavish music video that further enhances the Arcadia World narrative.
With a massive track record consisting of five albums, 23 singles, and over 375 million streams and views across platforms, Smash Into Pieces have evolved into one of the fastest rising Scandinavian alternative rock bands to date.
Formed in 2009 and comprised of vocalist Chris Adam Hedman Sörbye, guitarist Benjamin Jennebo, guitarist Per Bergquist and drummer / DJ The Apocalypse DJ, they released their fifth studio album last year which, together with the lyrics accompanying music videos, began to tell the story of a digital world – ARCADIA.
In 2021 that story continues; the story of the resistance and the artificial. This is A New Horizon. Stay tuned for more exciting news and announcements in the near future.
Maori tribal groove metallers Alien Weaponry to release new album, “Tangaroa”, on September 17th, 2021
The wait is over – international metal stars Alien Weaponry have returned with a vengeance, announcing the release of their fervid upcoming seconde release, Tangaroa, out September 17, 2021 via Napalm Records!
Since releasing their acclaimed debut Tū (2018), the New Zealanders’ kinetic presence and sound – combining elements of thrash and groove metal with lyrics in the native indigenous language, te reo Māori — has attracted throngs of fans and media supporters across the globe. As with their 2018 single “Kai Tangata” – which has amassed more than 10 million views on YouTube and claimed the number-one spot on SiriusXM Liquid Metal’s “Devil’s Dozen” for 13 consecutive weeks – much of Tangaroa is immersed in the historical stories and cultural heritage of the Māori people.
In addition, Tangaroa details stories of personal struggle and growth, as well as crucial environmentalism topics. Witness a first sample of the band’s stirring new music with the album’s colossal title track, “Tangaroa”. Accompanied by a gripping music video, the track details the pressing theme of climate change and illegal fishing practices. Through raising this awareness, Alien Weaponry hope to support the important work and efforts of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society.
Lead vocalist and guitarist Lewis de Jong says about the track:
“We decided to write this song about how the ocean is being suffocated by humans and their waste. The ocean is an important part of my life, and it's important to protect it.”
Drummer Henry de Jong adds:
“‘Tangaroa’ is a heavy and angry message about how we are destroying the ocean with pollution and overfishing. The video ties in with this message, with us drowning in plastic conveying the struggle of ocean life.”
Watch the brand new official music video for “Tangaroa” HERE
Having achieved past and present tours and festivals with the likes of Slayer, Black Label Society and Gojira, and being hailed the “future of metal” by esteemed magazine Metal Hammer (UK) and voted by Revolver Magazine (US) fans as “one of the bands most likely to break out in 2021”, ALIEN WEAPONRY are poised to dominate with Tangaroa. The album coalesces Alien Weaponry’s growing maturation with an undisturbed songwriting process, resulting in their most inspired, honest and informed material yet.
In addition to lyrics written in te reo Māori, many tracks feature traditional instruments, called taonga puoro, providing the tracks their own warrior-like attitude. Rhythmic, dynamic album opener “Titokowaru” begins with determined rowing chants and depicts the tale of a famous war chief that challenged the colonial government in New Zealand and led a rebel army, backed by quick riffage and driving drums. Following standout “Hatupatu”, inspired by the harrowing, legendary tale of a de Jong ancestor facing off with a witch, is carried by frenzied guitars, spirited chanting and tribal-like percussion. While Alien Weaponry sourced inspiration from their culture and environmental surroundings while writing most of Tangaroa, the band also looked inward – drawing vision for other portions of the album from within. The album dives into some of their most effecting personal experiences, with English-language songs like the pensive “Unforgiving” about facing self-loathing and insecurity, and the swirling, charging “Buried Underground” detailing the aftershocks of drug abuse.
Accented by personal touches like its entrancing album art originally conceptualized from drawings by Lewis de Jong, Tangaroa is a massive next step for a band on the rise, encompassing all of the elements that make Alien Weaponry heavy metal’s most authentic rising stars.
Henry de Jong says about Tangaroa:
“The album is tied together with the message of ‘Tangaroa’ - the whole album is more a snapshot of the band’s brains during the writing process. We have also written songs that are about some of our first tūpuna (ancestors) who were here in Āotearoa (New Zealand). Hatupatu, who is very famous in Māori history, as well as Īhenga, who named a number of places in Āotearoa during his travels.”
Lewis de Jong adds about the album’s artwork and thematic details:
“The album is named after the track ‘Tangaroa’, and we went with this theme on the artwork. The album is drawn from some new experiences we've had as well as some ancient Māori tales. I think we have stepped things up from the last album.”
Bassist Tūranga Morgan-Edmonds also adds:
"This album's use of even more traditional Māori sounds and styles is a very exciting step forward for us."
Pre-Order Tangaroa NOW
Following up to their groundbreaking recent sold out performance with the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra in Kirikiriroa Hamilton at the Claudelands Arena last month, Alien Weaponry will support headliners Gojira on their fall 2021 U.S. tour!
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Belgian post metallers Our Common Sense sign with Wormholedeath & announce "Harbinger Of Calamity" album
Belgium post metal act Our Common Sense have signed with Wormholedeath a deal for the release of their new album "Harbinger Of Calamity".
"Our Common Sense are delighted and beyond psyched to have signed a deal with WormHoleDeath Records for their upcoming worldwide release of 'Harbinger Of Calamity'.
Several years, blood, sweat and tears have been put into the making of this album.
We truly believe that WormHoleDeath has what it takes to distribute this album so that our unique blend of stoner, sludge and doom can be heard all over the world."
Our Common Sense are a post-metal band with an exciting touch of the heavier genres, offering mesmerizing riffs with a blend of stoner, sludge and doom references.
In their early years (2014-2016) the trio who established the band (Jelle & Seppe Baetslé and Glenn Thienpont) only wrote instrumental metal. With the addition of Thomas De Wispelaere and Stijn Beeckman in January 2017, their music was moulded into a mix of different genres. It was at that moment the five youngsters tried to blend the stoner metal vision of Glenn and Stijn with the post-hardcore influences of Thomas. A blend that would turn out quite well...
After releasing their first EP 'Mankind's Worst To Know' in 2018, the band conquered many different stages and received great reception. Belgian magazine RockXXL selected their five songs as one of the best metal EP's of 2018. The same year Our Common Sense won the final of a Dutch contest 'Steenworp' and in 2019 they were chosen to participate in a nationwide contest (Humo's Rock Rally 2020). In March 2020 they were put on the radar of Alcatraz Metal Festival as well. Thanks to the magazine 'Rock Tribune' Our Common Sense could enter a contest to battle other bands and claim a spot at the festival. After a hiatus of a year due to COVID19 the band signed a contract in May 2021 to release 'Harbinger Of Calamity' under Wormholedeath records. 'Harbinger Of Calamity' brings the story of what happens after 'Mankind's Worst To Know', which will be included on the CD for a world wide release.
Our Common Sense are:
More info coming soon!
Swedish dark sleaze metallers ToxicRose recently released their latest single ‘Domination’ in March 2021. Now, they're following it up with a brand new single ‘Outta Time’, set for release on June 28th via Crusader Records.
‘Outta Time’, the fourth single from Swedish metal band ToxicRose, is a heavy track filled with melodic hooks that thematically dives into the darkness inside a person’s mind.
Watch 'Domination' HERE
ToxicRose delivers that classic Swedish trash glam metal sound that they have become a world leader in. ToxicRose heavily appeals to fans of fellow Swedes Crazy Lixx, Hardcore Superstar, Crashdiet, and bands like Wildstreet, Black Veil Brides and Escape The Fate.
Pre-Save/Pre-Order to 'Outta Time' HERE
ToxicRose was formed in 2010, in Stockholm, Sweden. They instantly made a huge impression around the metal community. With their unique look and mix of dark sleaze and metal, ToxicRose has become one of the biggest names of their generation.
With hit songs like ‘A Song For The Weak’, 'Reckless Society’ and ‘World Of Confusion’, the band has made noise all over the world. Their self-titled EP and their first full-length album Total Tranquillity both became a huge sensation and received ravishing reviews worldwide.
In 2018 the band announced a new bass player, Johannes Sandberg, along with a brand new single. The band signed a deal with Crusader Records (part of Golden Robot Global Entertainment) to release their sophomore album, scheduled for release 2021. The album contains the recent singles ‘Blood On Blood’ and ‘Remedy’ which proves once again ToxicRose’s passion for big and epic songs with classic anthem like choruses.
With their mind set out to bring back the big shows again, ToxicRose will always promise you a wild night filled with energy!
Russian Slavic folk metal band Sieta have just released their debut album "Novgorod". It is a historical concept album about the uprising of the ancient city of Novgorod against the baptism of Rus.
The best way to experience it is to watch this video:
Link to major platforms: https://band.link/5Tzo1
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