Melbourne metalcore four-piece Void Of Vision have announced details of their forthcoming sophomore album Hyperdaze, due Friday September 13 via UNFD. Alongside the news comes a blistering first taste of the release in the form of 'Hole In Me'.
“Pure hatred, self-loathing and nihilism, are themes that unravel throughout this record," explains Void Of Vision lead vocalist Jack Bergin. Though there's no positivity or light to be drawn from the album, Bergin asserts that there's a lot to unpack. Hyperdaze is an invitation into the depths of his world, with its creation process offering a steep exercise in catharsis for him as an individual and an artist. The result is a belting 11-track release that laces raw anger and vulnerability between superior musicianship.
Today Void of Vision also offer visuals for the record with the reveal of a gut-wrenching music video for 'Hole In Me', watch - HERE
If not for its epic musical onslaught (see the chaotic 'Splinter', harrowing 'Kerosene Dream' and the roaring 'If Only'), there's an unnerving sense of darkness in Hyperdaze's lyricism that makes for a one-two assault upon listening. Soaking in bleak lines including “Don’t pity me, I’m dead already” ('If Only') and “There is no God, we were all born to rot, we all die the fucking same” ('Babylon'), Hyperdaze is the ultimate musical parcel of rancour.
On the band's progression since their 2016 debut full-length, Bergin quips: “Children Of Chrome was an experiment, Hyperdaze is an experience."
“[Hyperdaze] is the most we’ve explored each and every detail that we put onto an album,” he adds. “From fine-tuning and tweaking all the synths and accompaniment to the grittiness and aggression of the vocals, we really wanted the pure anger that went into making these recordings to translate out the other side – something I feel we haven’t quite grasped on previous records.”
Building on the momentum of 'Children Of Chrome', and their more recent outputs, 2017's Disturbia EP and 2018 single 'Kill All My Friends', Void Of Vision have been consistently stretching their touring muscles. With slots at Good Things, UNIFY and Halloween Hysteria, extensive headlining across Australia, European visits and a recently announced support slot alongside Northlane, the band have been busy showcasing their live assault.
Now geared to impart their refined new material on the masses, the Hyperdaze era is set to see Void Of Vision at their most tenacious and hell bent yet.
'HYPERDAZE' TRACK LISTING
2. 'Year Of The Rat'
4. 'If Only'
5. 'Slave To The Name'
7. 'Hole In Me'
8. 'Kerosene Dream'
VOID OF VISION - 2019 AUSTRALIAN TOUR DATES - SUPPORTING NORTHLANE
Friday October 11 – UNSW Roundhouse, Sydney
Saturday October 12 – The Triffid, Brisbane (SOLD OUT)
Thursday October 17 –170 Russell, Melbourne
Friday October 18 – 170 Russell, Melbourne (SOLD OUT)
Saturday October 19 – Lion Arts Factory, Adelaide (SOLD OUT)
Symphonic metal band Dialith have just released their new song "Break The Chains" via Denim & Leather. The song is taken from their critically acclaimed album Extinction Six which will be released in August.
Listen to the single here: https://uniquehighfidelity.wixsite.com/denimandleather/post/dialith-extinction-six-exclusive-track-premiere-and-review
Pre-order Extinction Six here: https://dialith.bandcamp.com/
On August 16 2019 Dialith will release their new album Extinction Six.
Gripping vocals soar over an intricate battle of guitar and keyboard melodies, as galloping bass and drums charge forth from the stages of New England dive bars. This is the vivid drama brought to bear by Dialith, a symphonic metal band hailing from Danbury, CT. Formed in 2015 by guitarist and composer Alasdair Wallace Mackie and vocalist Krista Sion, the project was born of love for bands such as Nightwish, Epica, Kamelot, Arch Enemy, Nevermore, and Fleshgod Apocalypse, and also a penchant for film composers including Bear McCreary and Hans Zimmer.
With the addition of drummer Cullen Mitchell, the band released their EP "Through Stone" in 2017 accompanied by a lyric video for the single "Quiver of Deception." Keyboardist Charles Woodruff and bassist Mark Grey joined the line-up soon after, and Dialith's mesmerizing live shows began earning them a following in the north-eastern United States. The band spent 2018 writing and recording their debut full-length album Extinction Six, due for release on August 16, 2019 in digital and CD formats.
Extinction Six draws inspiration from many different influences: symphonic metal, power metal, melodic death, and film scores. The lyrical themes touch on everything from human emotion to fantasy sea monsters -- but most prominently, ecological destruction.
With Extinction Six soon to be unleashed, Dialith are excited to share the culmination of four years’ work with the world.
German melodic death metallers In Sanity are not only close to become insane but from now on they're also part of the Black Sunset / MDD Records family! The band has completed works on their third full-length, which was recorded and produced by Seeb Levermann at the Greenman Studios (Orden Ogan, Brainstorm, Almanac).
The new album is set to be released this autumn through Black Sunset. More details to be announced soon.
Turkey isn't a country synonymous with metal, however from the backstreets of Istanbul five young gentlemen have been creating noise and after two singles and an EP, are now on the cusp of releasing their debut full length We Are Nothing. Signing to UK label Hostile Media recently, Grapes In The Mouth are pleased to reveal the first glimpse into what they've been working on for almost two years.
"The recording process was challenging." states vocalist Barkın Ege Tekkökoğlu. The band, like many others have taken inspiration from their own life experiences but in creating We Are Nothing found a way to speak universally.
"As human beings we see ourselves in the centre of the universe, we are not. We Are Nothing embraced that kind of perspective. To expand, while we rage like lightning or have hope on the next sun rising, Polaris (The North Star) stays where it is and has led our way throughout history... The album has 13 songs, each with a symbol. These symbols are linked to song’s lyrical content and meaning. We used naturally occurring events and natural elements in symbols to emphasise the power of the universe and our weakness... essentially saying... we are nothing."
The album was recorded, mixed and mastered in our guitarists, Serdost Gezgin, studio, DDos Studios.
We Are Nothing is out 27th September 2019
Pre-Order Here: https://hostilemedia.bandcamp.com/album/we-are-nothing
Check out the bands last single 'Say Goodbye' - https://youtu.be/YUfeu3eD04w
Finnish Dark Metallers Kaamos Warriors release a new single with melodic roughness and dark atmosphere
Finnish metal band Kaamos Warriors releases the first single Ruined by Plague from their second album Shadows Of Northern Chaos. The single will be released July 25th .2019 by Inverse Records. Shadows Of Northern Chaos album will be released in the end of year 2019.
"The single "Ruined by Plaque" is the fourth track from the album, it is not the fastest one but represents the melodic roughness and dark atmosphere of the album." - Jani / Kaamos Warriors
Originally Kaamos Warriors was a two member band formed by Mikko Ojala (Dark The Suns) and Jani Moilanen (R2JBros) but now the band has a third member Jyri Moilanen who will handle bass on upcoming album.
Listen to Ruined by Plague:
Mikko Ojala (vocals & guitars)
Jani Moilanen (guitars, acoustic guitars, solo guitars)
Jyri Moilanen (bass)
Hells Headbangers announces August 30th as the international release date for Synteleia's striking debut album, Ending of the Unknown Path, on CD and vinyl LP formats.
Although a relatively new band, Synteleia breathe the breath of the ancients and maintain an authentically classic Hellenic black metal style. Naturally, the influence of the Greek "Big Three" (Rotting Christ, Varathron, Necromantia) looms large, but also within the Synteleia sound can one detect traces of early Septic Flesh, Thou Art Lord, and Nightfall. Above all, despite being grounded in the early '90s, Synteleia exhibit a vital fire and freshness of approach which makes Ending of the Unknown Path truly timeless.
Synteleia was founded in 2015 by guitarist Drakon Hesperion and vocalist Nyctelios. Being devoted followers of the Greek black metal scene for more than 20 years, they started composing original stuff, heavily influenced by the pioneers of the scene - Rotting Christ, Varathron, Horrified, Necromantia, Thou Art Lord, and more.
With the addition of Septis (bass/keys) and the assistance of Amdusias and Oort (also members of the Greek death metal band Plague), in June 2016, Synteleia entered the studio to record their first demo, Astral Blasphemies. In January 2017, the band made its debut appearance at the Extreme Assault II Festival at Modu club, Athens. In the summer of 2017, followed by a change in line-up, Cronios joined the band as the lead guitarist, and with the assistance of Nick "Yngve" on drums, the band started rehearsing for the Under the Pagan Moon Fest, taking place at Gagarin club, Athens, on November 4th, 2017, together with Kawir and Horn.
The recordings for the debut album, Ending of the Unknown Path, started in December 2017 and went until late summer 2018. During the recordings, Synteleia appeared at the Horns Up III Festival at Trikala and Black Death Holocaust Night at Remedy club, Athens. The band’s latest live performance has been at the Lords of the Void Festival at Temple club, Athens, on October 26th, 2018, with Varathron and Disharmony.
A statement from the band reads: "Synteleia are proud to announce Hells Headbangers Records to be our rightful partner, regarding the release of our debut album. We feel obligated to stay true to our ideals and beliefs, and cooperating with a genuine underground label that fully understands and supports our old-school Hellenic black metal aesthetics, taste, and philosophy feels the best way to repay all those who have entrusted us with their support and confidence. We are honored to be a member of HHR's unholy legions."
Indeed, old-school Hellenic black metal aesthetics are alive and well with Synteleia as they take you to the Ending of the Unknown Path! The next step on that path can be found with the new track "Missioner of Sorrow" HERE at Hells Headbangers' Bandcamp, where the album can be pre-ordered. Continue on that path with the previously revealed "Daemonica Infernalium" HERE at Hells Headbangers' official YouTube channel.
Formed in the bylanes of Bassein, Mumbai in 2017, the Indian five-piece thrashers Sabotage channel the cut-throat boldness and the unceasing exuberance of the Bay Area thrash metal. The group has already made a remarkable impression nationally by becoming two-time finalists of Wacken Metal Battle – India. With high velocity live assaults and dynamic song-structures, SABOTAGE is surely a great addition to the fast-growing Indian underground metal.
The quintet’s first ever release, The Order of Genocide, comes out on CD and digital format on August 3rd. The EP contains four frenzied and ruthless tracks, strictly following the scripture of old school thrash metal. The subjects of the song rotate from failed judicial systems, anti-political norms to serial killers.
As the first preview of the EP, the band release the title track, debuted at Germany's Legacy Magazine
The band comment:-
"The title track of this EP is loosely based on power hungry hounds who will ensure they stoop to any level to retain the authority. The most valid innuendo would be politicians who would orchestrate division in the name of religion, caste and win their vote banks to be the central powerhouse just to chew the common man and spit 'em out! The song is our way of telling these hounds to fuck off!"
War metal pioneers Holocausto stream the entirety of their highly anticipated sixth album, Diário de Guerra, at Legacy magazine's website. Set for international release on July 31st via Nuclear War Now! Productions, hear Holocausto's Diário de Guerra in its entirety exclusively HERE.
Holocausto were among the very first extreme metal bands to form in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, a city now recognized for spawning one of the most crucial regional styles of extreme metal. Along with Sepultura, Sarcófago, Mutilator, and a handful of other bands, Holocausto played a particularly sinister-sounding strain of deathrash (or deathcore, as they used to call it in 1987), which, owing to the evil edge it exhibited, is now regarded as an early expression of the then-emerging black metal movement. Holocausto was arguably the most primal of the group, with reckless riffs balanced on the brink of abandon, held together by sheer feral intensity. Holocausto stood out from their peers due to the band’s fascination with themes related to the atrocities of war and a sound perfectly suited to the subject matter.
After releasing their classic debut full-length, Campo de Extermínio, Holocausto’s sound changed drastically. Led by Rodrigo Führer, and no longer playing the same frenzied and primitive style, Holocausto shifted toward a conventional thrash metal sound for its sophomore album before veering into more polished, technical, and even industrial-influenced metal in the early 1990s. Holocausto’s output since that time has been sporadic, but through the years, Campo de Extermínio has retained its power, assuming a rightful place in the canon of Brazilian extreme metal.
In 2016, the original Warfare Noise line-up of the band reunited to resurrect its old sound for the unanticipated and superb War Metal Massacre album. Last year’s Guerra Total demo, featuring the same line-up as Campo de Extermínio, was nothing short of astonishing. Holocausto proved that it is possible for a band to reclaim the youthful intensity of its earlier recordings after straying far from the original sound, a feat that almost no band has successfully accomplished.
With Diário de Guerra, Holocausto has arguably produced the finest Brazilian deathcore / black metal album in about 30 years. It is a vengeful and violent exploration of human horror. The raw, razor-wire sound of Valério Exterminator’s guitar is wound around the pummelling fury of the bass and drums, delivered by Anderson Guerrilheiro (Insulter) and Armando Nuclear Soldier (Insulter, Mutilator, and Sarcófago). The album is relentless, each riff a savage outburst, each song an unyielding attack. Directing the assault are the vocals of Rodrigo Führer, whose snarling, dictatorial growls accentuate the band’s misanthropic tendencies. In keeping with the classic Holocausto sound, the songs here are unrestrained, and, at times, appear to be capable of flying off the rails, but the band always manages to harness the chaos and cacophony in a way that is quintessentially Brazilian.
For any fans of the early Brazilian pioneers, Diário de Guerra will sound almost like an unearthed lost recording from that era featuring all the hallmarks that defined the genre. Hear all of it for yourself exclusively HERE, courtesy of Legacy, Germany's premier extreme metal authority.
August 23rd will see the Dutch alternative metal outfit Nemesea return with their forthcoming studio album, White Flag, on Napalm Records. Combining finest rock licks with modern metal riffs and electronica to stir up a dark and strangely addictive brew – Nemesea have fine-tuned the musical combination to perfection on their fifth album. The riff and groove section behind Sanne Mieloos outstanding vocals, delivers several sure-fire hits up its sleeve and it's impossible to not be enthralled by the all-encompassing balance between driving rock and soothing ballads. White Flag offers intense and soulful alternative rock complete with a subtle breath of goth and loudly demands the attention the band undoubtedly deserves. This album is an addictive gem, that not only belongs in every well-sorted rock record collection, but that reveals its many-splendored colours more and more each time you press play!
Nemesea are now sharing their lyric video for the hard-hitting track 'Fools Gold'! Watch the band's new clip HERE!
Just recently, Nemesea premiered a first single to the track Kids with Guns, listen to it HERE!
White Flag is available to pre-order via the Napalm Records store AT THIS LOCATION!
Sanne Mieloo – Vocals
HJ – Guitars/Vocals
Sonny Onderwater – Bass
Steven Bouma – Drums
Mathijs van Til – Keys
Thrash / Death metal band Hell: on from Ukraine has released the "Spreading Chaos" track, which will be the forerunner of the upcoming split EP "A Glimpse Beyond".
Watch / listen here:- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Nh8LT2yCg4
The release of the split EP is scheduled for October 2019. Right before mini-tour, which will cover one Polish and three German cities. In Ukraine, new material performed by Hell: on can be heard live in September: the band will become a special guest of the Kyiv and Kharkiv concerts of Rotting Christ (GR)
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