Demonstealer released an album last year to a terrific reception, and the sole person behind the band, Sahil Makhija, even employed the services of George Kollias of Nile fame. They're on the verge of putting out a new release, which is professed to be more death metal and fast, and already Kevin Paradis, who's played with bands like Benighted, Svart Crown, Agressor, etc. is on board for one of the songs. The rest of the guest musicians will be announced at a later date and is fiercely guarded as of now. Like last time, even for the new album Demonstealer have announced a massive crowdfunding campaign through PledgeMusic AT THIS LINK.
Demonstealer aka Sahil Makhija has said this about the campaign -
"Now I know for most people it's hard to pre-order something without knowing what's coming up but I can assure you, if you go by the quality of music I've been delivering, you won't be disappointed. While I had George Kollias drum on the solo album, this EP is a little more ambitious and I'm trying to work with not 1 but 3-4 drummers. While I've confirmed 3 of them I can only announce 1 right now and that is Kevin Paradis from France who is an incredible drummer. You can check him out on youtube. I can say that the other 2 drummers will also blow your mind."
Demonstealer is also the founding member of the well-known band and arguably India's biggest group, Demonic Resurrection. He's the only one who's successfully launching crowdfunding campaigns from India for each of his bands.
More info on the new release will be revealed soon.
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BMG will be reissuing the solo catalogue on vinyl from Iron Maiden frontman and rock legend Bruce Dickinson worldwide on 27th October.
Bruce Dickinson’s six solo albums span from 1990 to 2005 and have been cut from the original masters for reissue on heavyweight, black 180g vinyl in artworked sleeves. Two of the titles The Chemical Wedding and Tyranny Of Souls are being made available for the first time ever on vinyl. The four previously available: Tattooed Millionaire, Balls To Picasso, Skunkworks and Accident Of Birth have been long out of print, with the latter two titles now expanded to double LPs for optimum sound.
As a special bonus to fans, all six albums will also be available in a limited edition Soloworks box, a must have for any collector.
From the stripped down, hard rock of Bruce’s debut solo album Tattooed Millionaire (1990) and its heavier successor Balls To Picasso (1994), through the cutting edge alt-rock of Skunkworks (1996) and the heavy metal celebration of Accident Of Birth (1997) to the modern metal with a traditional heart of The Chemical Wedding (1998) and final solo foray, Tyranny Of Souls (2005), these six albums are an essential part of Bruce’s story outside of Maiden and, more importantly, some of the most vital and absorbing metal albums of the last three decades. Revisit them now at maximum volume.
Pre-order exclusively from http://brucedickinsonsoloworks.com/ now. All fans who purchase the complete Soloworks box here will receive a double-sided 24” x 36” Bruce Dickinson poster.
More details to come soon on www.ironmaiden.com/news & www.screamforme.com
Finnish doom / sludge titans Morbid Evils stream the entirety of their highly anticipated second album, Deceases, at Metal Hammer UK's website. Set for international release on August 25th via Svart Records, hear Morbid Evils' Deceases in its entirety exclusively HERE.
A counterpart of sorts to vocalist Keijo Niinimaa's older group Rotten Sound, Morbid Evils have become known for exploring slower tempos and the lower end of the sonic spectrum, all topped with a fascination with the morbid realities of our hopeless existence. Having so far survived touring with Voivod and the impending global eco-catastrophe, Morbid Evils spent the best part of 2016 hidden in sweaty underground conditions perfecting their craft, working on the follow-up to their 2015 album In Hate With The Burning World. Comments Niinimaa, "When producing these tracks, I paid special attention on making things as heavy and suffocating as possible, to emphasize the deadly seriousness of the world this music is taking us to."
Come 2017, the band emerges from the pit with a paean to death, split in six sections, each examining the subject from various positions. Titled Deceases, the album takes a bold leap from their sludge-death metalish origins and towards a more original, minimalist approach. The air hangs heavy as droning, buzzing walls of down-tuned guitars grind against punishingly pummelling drums in slow motion and everything around us seems to be another step closer to death. While wallowing in the unpleasantries of life, Morbid Evils manage to churn out something wholly original in the congested sludge metal genre - if a grind/drone hybrid existed, it might sound like this. With their down-tuned slo-mo aesthetics, nasty black metal-ish buzzsaw guitar harmonies, and a drone metal-like sense of space in music, Morbid Evils are on a path of their own.
Adorning the album cover is the painting "Tukala Pietari" by Jerker Ramberg. Sounds on the album were captured on tape and mixed by Keijo Niinimaa, with mastering duties handled by Pelle Henricsson of Tonteknik. The album will be released by Svart Records on CD, LP, and digital formats on August 25th, if the world doesn't end sooner.
Until that time inevitably comes, stream the entirety of Deceases exclusively HERE, courtesy of Metal Hammer, the UK's premier metal/rock authority. Additionally, for your visual delectation, see & hear the previously revealed video for "Case IV - Tumour" exclusively HERE, courtesy of CVLTNation.com.
Hatched in Wellington, Order of Diptera is New Zealand's newest purveyors of dissonant Technical / Modern Death Metal. Feeding on the carcass of the collectives' extensive pedigree in New Zealand's metal scene, Order of Diptera is a coagulation of exceptionally skilled players seeking to bridge the gap between modern dissonance focused death metal and technical death metal.
The upstart new band attracted the attention of extreme metal label The Artisan Era who are proud to announce today's signing of Order of Diptera. The group's debut album will be released in the spring of 2018 through The Artisan Era. Fans of Hate Eternal, Ulcerate, Abhorrent and Spawn of Possession would be wise to keep an eye on Order of Diptera.
An early play-through for their song "Ordo Est Vermibus" can be heard HERE
Order of Diptera is:
Nag Reid (Heavy Metal Ninjas) - Guitar
Nesh Kumar - Guitar
James Vanner - Drums
Liam Cody - Bass
Michael Koefman - Vocals
Spanish death metallers Bloodhunter are premiering the new track "Eyes Wide Open" via web-portal NoCleanSinging.com. The track hails from the band's highly anticipated second album, The End of Faith, set for international release on October 16th through Xtreem Music. Hear Bloodhunter's "Eyes Wide Open" in its entirety exclusively HERE.
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 have now finished recording their second album, 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.
Hear for yourself with the new track "Eyes Wide Open" exclusively HERE, courtesy of NoCleanSinging.com. "Let the Storm Come," the first track to be revealed from The End of Faith, can be heard at Xtreem's official YouTube channel HERE as well as at the label's Soundcloud HERE.
Iran’s first premier progressive rock / metal band Mavara announced to release their new 4th album 'Consciousness' on September, 11th 2017. Mavara have just released a lyric video for the track 'Time Makers', which can be viewed here: https://youtu.be/JErV2chjPtw
The album was recorded by Farhood Ghadiri and James Welch. Mixed by Dean Baltulonis and mastered by Jay Frigoletto. Produced by Farhood Ghadiri and co-produced by Ashkan Hamedi / Sina Khdaeifar.
Ashkan Hamedi - Vocals, Electric Guitar
Farhood Ghadiri - Keyboards, Piano, Synthesizer
Anis Oveisi - Keyboards, Piano
Sina Khodaeifar - Bass Guitar, Electric Guitar
James Welch - Drums
The name Mavara means “beyond everything you think” which speaks to the essence of their music. The band was formed in 2001 by composer/keyboardist Farhood Ghadiri and over the years has had a fluid line-up of members, performing extensively in Tehran and Karaj.
Mavara quickly gained notoriety in Iran, receiving acclaim from the Tehran Industry and Science University as “Best Rock Band at a Live Performance”. Additional honors include an invitation to perform for the internet music festival, “Teheran Avenue” in both 2003 and 2005. Their music is best described in terms of their influences, with a generous helping of Pink Floyd, Porcupine Tree and Marillion being the first bands that come to mind. In other words, more on the melodic side of Progressive Rock.
Mavara began recording their first Persian language album, “Ultimate Sound” in 2003 which was released in 2005. Their first English language album, “Forgotten Inside”, was released at a private concert in 2009. Among their first tour stops, was the Crescendo Music Festival in France during the summer of 2010. In 2013, Mavara released their epic third album “Season of Salvation”, on Transit Music Group Records in the USA.
Since arriving in the American soil, the band has been the subject of television programs [NH Chronicle/ABC Television, ‘Stir It Up’ on MCTV, etc], College radio live appearances [Tufts University, etc.] and countless magazine articles, The Hippo, The Union Leader, and most recently were featured in Spotlight Magazine where they graced the cover of the weekly magazine. Mavara was also invited to be one of 8 bands to perform at the prestigious "ProgDay Festival 2013" the longest running progressive rock festival in the world.
Swedish death metal band Throne Of Heresy are now streaming "Siege of Caffa", a new track from their upcoming album Decameron which will be released via The Sign Records.
Stream the song here: http://echoesanddust.com/2017/08/throne-of-heresy-decameron-review-exclusive-track-premiere/
The band commented:
"We are proud to reveal the track Siege of Caffa from our upcoming concept album Decameron. This is the third track on the album, depicting the horrors of early biological warfare as the Golden Horde catapulted plague-ridden bodies into the city of Caffa. This heinous act precipitated the spread of the disease in Europe, killing millions. A fitting theme for a track on an album chronicling the Black Death."
Deathcore squad Gravemind's EP 'The Deathgate' was released last week and the floodgates have opened - with the completely independent niche--within-niche genre Deathcore record hitting #70 on the ARIA Charts overall, #20 on the Australian Artists Chart and #2 on the Australian Independent AIR Chart. A massive effort for the Melbourne outfit, who have very few of the vinyl record pre-orders they put on pre-order last week as well.
For most of the release week, they sat within the top 5 Metal releases, top 20 Rock releases and top 100 overall in iTunes and number 2 Metal release in Bandcamp.
The release was announced via a viral mystery website - to which they revealed themselves to be the ones behind thedeathgate.com. It was a source of mystery that many media outlets tried to solve - The Music, killyourstereo, Rogue Inc, AAA Backstage, Reddit, Tomatrax, Deathcore Memes and more searched the site from top to bottom for clues, with varying degrees of success.
Early July saw Melbourne Deathcore outfit Gravemind unveil that they were behind mystery website thedeathgate.com. The site countdown eventually revealed that Gravemind were behind the site.
They are heading out on their EP release tour in September, which sees them on a three date jaunt in Brisbane, Melbourne and Launceston that brings along fellow Deathcore crew Blind Oracle for the Brisbane and Melbourne shows.
Punters can look forward to seeing Gravemind on tour, having developed their sound and bone-rattling live show in shows with bands such as Architects, House Vs Hurricane, I Killed the Prom Queen, King Parrot, Hollow World, Iconoclast, A Night in Texas and Justice for the Damned.
Gravemind's EP 'The Deathgate' is out now. Singles 'Anaesthesia' and 'Echo' are available now in iTunes and Spotify and all online retailers.
For more information go to gravemindofficial.com.
Sliptrick Records are proud to announce the release from the first Polish band to grace our roster. Death metal, Grind specialists Indignity. However, the band are not in any way a novelty, creating an album full of brutal power and tight, technical precision. 9 tracks of sonic dexterity that isn’t afraid to show the bands influences and dedication to progression.
In early 2017, Indignity entered Orion Studio to record their full length debut album, Realm Of Dissociation. The soundscape is more complex than previous releases, enriched with slam, grind and brutal death touches. The compositions also contain a variety of styles; short and brutal ‘rockets’, fast parts combined with slower breakdowns, some excellent grinding guitar work, to sometimes groovy and mid-tempo tracks. Kilas’ vocals have evolved as well, with the extra use of gutturals and pig squeals.
Realm Of Dissociation | Released August 22nd, 2017 on Sliptrick Records
The material was mixed and produced by Daniel ‘Azar’ Arendarski, introduction done by Micha Staczkun and cover artwork by Lukasz ‘Pachu’ Pach.
Krzysztof ‘Kilas’ Kilanowski – Vocals
Miroslaw ‘Miras’ Sommer – Guitar
Szymon ‘Tarki’ Turek – Drums
Daniel ‘Sesil’ Sommer – Bass
Band links: Facebook | Youtube
Even more reasons to celebrate! To coincide with the label’s 30th anniversary, Nuclear Blast will release a special fan box with one DVD and 4 digibook CDs including hymns from the past 3 decades. Bands like Nightwish, Immortal, Dimmu Borgir, Meshuggah, Testament, Cradle Of Filth, Avantasia, Paradise Lost and many more will guide you through the label's history, so get ready for this "30 Years Of Nuclear Blast - Anniversary Compilation" out on October 27th. You can now pre-order it here:
The collection includes the following songs and music videos:
01. Slayer – Repentless
02. Nightwish – Élan
03. Sabaton – Uprising
04. Accept – Teutonic Terror
05. Machine Head – Now We Die
06. Anthrax – Safe Home
07. Testament – Native Blood
08. Doro – Love’s Gone To Hell
09. Battle Beast – King For A Day
10. Avantasia – Lost In Space
11. Black Star Riders – Dancing With The Wrong Girl
12. Blind Guardian – A Voice In The Dark
13. Metal Church – Reset
14. Kreator – Civilization Collapse
15. Dimmu Borgir – Progenies Of The Great Apocalypse
16. Cradle Of Filth – Heartbreak And Seance
17. In Flames – The End
18. Meshuggah – Bleed
19. Fear Factory - Dielectric
20. Children Of Bodom - Transference
21. Carcass – Unfit For Human Consumption
22. Kataklysm – Elevate
23. Soilwork – Death In General
24. Death Angel – Truce
25. Hypocrisy – End Of Disclosure
26. Epica – Never Enough
27. Sonata Arctica – Flag In The Ground
28. Twilight Force – Flight Of The Sapphire Dragon
29. Amorphis – Sacrifice
30. Avatarium – Pearls And Coffins
31. Eluveitie – Omnos
32. Equilibrium – Blut Im Auge
33. Rise Of The Northstar – Samurai Spirit
34. Suicide Silence – You Can’t Stop Me
35. Soulfly - Archangel
36. Exodus – Blood In Blood Out
37. Tankard – A Girl Called Cerveza
38. Grand Magus – Steel Versus Steel
39. Blues Pills – Lady In Gold
40. Graveyard – Hisingen Blues
41. Hell – On Earth As It Is In Hell
42. Korpiklaani – Rauta
43. Pain – The Great Pretender
44. Deathstars – All The Devil’s Toys
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