Hard Rock / Metal band Darkh have released the Official Music Video for their track "My Curse", the second single off of their debut album A Story Yet Untold, which was released on September 29, 2016. The video, which premiered on Revolver Magazine, is a follow up to their critically acclaimed "Bury Our Bones" music video, which was also the first single from the the album.The album was Recorded and Produced by Rob Vitacca of Lacrimas Profundere at Weltraumstudios in Munich, Germany, Mixed and Produced by Stacy O'Dell (New York City, NY), and Mastered by Steve Corrao (Sage Audio, Nashville, TN). All songs were written by Darkh.
"The story of the song is about that special someone in our lives. And when we filmed the music video we didn't just want to capture a cliche boy and girl thing, we wanted something obscure and unique. And who doesn't love a bit of Grindhouse vibe!" - Touby Fisher (DARKH)
Italian death metallers Profanal are premiering the new track "Eternal Curse of Blood" at heavily trafficked web-portal NoCleanSinging.com. The track hails from the band's highly anticipated second album, Supreme Fire, now set for international release on October 31st via Iron Tyrant. Hear Profanal's "Eternal Curse of Blood" exclusively HERE.
In 2012, Iron Tyrant unleashed Black Chaos upon an unsuspecting populace, introducing Profanal with a disgusting, gut-wrenching exclamation point. In an era where the classic Swedeath sound has been as abused as the signature HM-2 pedal from which that genre largely sprung, this Italian quintet offered something vastly more than mere regurgitation. Across every note rang a deeply studied - and, more importantly, deeply felt - authenticity that, no matter how familiar the template may be, suggested there were further treasures to be mined.
And now, with their second album after a seemingly interminable four-year wait, Profanal are back to prove that their treasure chest is vast with death metal riches to behold. Ever aptly titled, Supreme Fire is an incendiary, sulphurous furnace of classic Swedish death metal done by maniacs who live (and die) by this sword, who've imbibed its essence so thoroughly and profoundly, the record could've come out in the idiom's early '90s heyday.
Indeed, Profanal burl forth with a blistering, steamrollering tank-tread of gutted sound, occasionally blasting where necessary - and only when it's in service of the song - and otherwise exploring the tasteful boundaries of classicist death metal songwriting, making for an immediately memorable but never overly simple-nor-complicated listen. Plus, there's no denying the soul-devouring power of vocalist Rosy, whose death bellows are unique for her gender in this genre. It's maniacal death metal by death metal maniacs, for death metal maniacs...it's Supreme Fire! Feel the next fire exclusively HERE, courtesy of NoCleanSinging.com. The first heat can be heard HERE and HERE, with the track "Burn the Altar." Cover and track listing are as follows:
My Kingdom Music has revealed details of "Welcome The Dead", the seventh full-length album from Norwegian Black Metallers Crest Of Darkness, which is set to hit the streets on the 2nd December in both CD and Digital formats, as well as a double LP format which will feature a special bonus track.
Recorded at the at MLP Studio by Nils H. Mæhlum, and mastered at the Kvålsonic Lab by Tom Kvålsvoll, the nine-track album promises to be the heaviest, darkest and most introspective album in the band's twenty plus year history.
The artwork for "Welcome the Dead" features the extraordinary Zombie Foetus sculptures created by the Italian artist Andrea Falaschi.
Crest Of Darkness' line-up, includes founder and frontman Ingar Amlien (Roquefire, Conception, Amlien's Inferno) on bass and vocals, Rebo on guitars, Bernhard (ex- Pale Forest) on drums, and Kristian Wentzel on keyboards. Earlier this year Amlien admitted that he sees "Welcome the Dead" as having a special significance for him personally: " I've put a hell of a lot of myself and my emotions into this album, even more so than usual. I've always felt that when we are on stage, we create a sort of magic, and this time we have been able to transfer that magic to the recordings. You could say this is my personal Black Mass".
A new spark of hope has started glowing in the darkness of the rock music scene and with their untamed female lead vocals and haunting melodies the new wildfire named Forever Still is starting to spread from Denmark. Hailing from the same musical shores as Lacuna Coil, Flyleaf, Halestorm or BMTH, the band has been building a solid fan base since 2013 and toured tirelessly throughout Europe. Now they are ready to unleash their fresh debut record entitled Tied Down on October 21st.
"People who have followed the band for a while know that we’re very self-sufficient and haven’t been in a rush signing with a label", singer Maja Shining states. "If we were to sign, we wanted to find someone who believed as much in the band as we do, without wanting to change us and who wants to work hard together with us to push it to the top. We believe we’ve found that in Nuclear Blast and we’re very excited to start working with them and reach new heights with the band."
While many young rock bands with a charming frontwoman are often labelled as ‘industry products’ or ‘engineered’, nothing is artificial or marionette-like about Forever Still – writing their own songs is obvious for Maja and multi-instrumentalist Mikkel Haastrup, but the band also put their heart and soul into every other aspect affiliated with their music. Over the years they have booked their own tours, shot their band photos and music videos themselves, produced and mixed their new songs and have consequently climbed their self-constructed ladder to success.
Something that instantly impressed Nuclear Blast CEO Markus Staiger:
"With Forever Still it was love at first sight! The Metal Hammer article in which they had been named 'Band Of The Month' immediately caught my attention and after checking out their music via their homepage, I was overwhelmed! This band is young, ambitious, sounds fresh and has a massive amount of potential hits! Their modern and melodic metal is breathtaking and with singer Maja, Forever Still has the perfect frontwoman! We loved the DIY-Status of the band and their high ambitions and it's an honour to welcome them to the Nuclear Blast family!"
Their first album Tied Down is a journey through emotional devastation, hope and recovery, it mixes passionate clean vocals with raging screams from singer Maja and contains rock hymns that instantly capture the listener.
Forever Still have also just unleashed a new video for single 'Miss Madness' - watch it above
"The clip for 'Miss Madness' was shot at the oldest amusement park in the world over the course of 6 months. Half of it in the summer time and the other in the winter time to portray the contrast filled dream and the brutal reality for 'Miss Madness' herself", singer Maja Shining remembers.
But shooting the video in the middle of the crowded amusement park 'Bakken' was of course not particularly easy - you have to let yourself go, ignore the staring people and Maja laughs when she's thinking back to the scenery: "...haha, it was exactly as horrible as you can imagine!"
And since the madness is just about to begin, Forever Strill's debut album Tied Down is now available for pre-order. The physical copy will be a special CD+DVD digipack:
If you prefer to get a digital version:
Diabolus Arcanium have announced that their new album "Death Of A World" will be out during fall 2016, the new album is a departure from the band's "Symphonic black metal" style of their previous album "Path of ascension" which was released in 2015 to a great success and rave reviews, the band's current singer and former lead guitarist Vyas Hex Manalan has noted that the songs are totally different and swings between industrial metal and alternative rock. DA also uploaded the album artwork on their social media.
The Black / Thrash Metal veteran group from Bucharest, Romania, Akral Necrosis are set to release a new album this Autumn. “Underlight” comes out on the 14th of October via Loud Rage Music on CD and digital.
“Underlight” contains nine tracks that can only be described as darker and more far reaching than all past releases of Akral Necrosis. Unlike “Pandemic Dominion”, the new album no longer presents a narrative concept, but a thematic one, with all songs being related to death.
The new full length has been recorded at Studio 148 by Marius Costache, who also handled the mix and master.
The release of “Underlight” marks a new collaboration between the band and Costin Chioreanu from Twilight13Media. The artist managed to perfectly capture the essence of the new album by creating the perfect artwork for it.
Ukrainian Barbaric Black Metal horde Balfor have joined the ranks of cult French record label Drakkar Productions. New album to be released in early 2017!
“After a long wait we can finally present the new label. Balfor signs a worldwide deal with French Drakkar Productions. We're happy to be part of this legendary team and look forward to a fruitful cooperation. New album will be released in early 2017. More news to follow..."
Balfor is a Ukrainian Black Metal band from Kyiv featuring Khors, Raventale and ex-Hate Forest members. The band plays a style that can be to define as Barbaric Black Metal, a name that only partly explains the kind of dark, dramatic music they play. Music that is an epic, melodic and a blastingly fast mixture of Black and Death Metal.
Band's frontman, continuously since its founding, is Anton Thorgeir Prymak - lead vocals, guitars and as well as main composer.
The first album “Volki Severa” was released by German label E.O.L.P. Production and received many good reviews. Meantime, band completed their first Ukrainian tour.
Next release “Pure Barbaric” in a move calculated to bring Balfor to the attention of a much larger audience was released for free download via a net-label. It was a move that was extremely successful in terms of increasing interest to the band. Using the resources and capabilities of social media Balfor manages to attract new listeners worldwide.
Writing a new album “Barbaric Blood” Balfor signed a contract and publishes it on Pulverised Records. European tour in support of the album was very successful. The band played shows in Germany, Belgium, Netherlands, France, Spain, Portugal, Hungary, the Czech Republic and Poland. Balfor also take a part on such well-known European metal festivals like: Eindhoven Metal Meeting (NL), Rockmaraton (HU), Dong Open Air (DE), Global East (UA), Metal Heads Mission (UA), Kilkim Zaibu (LT), Gothoom (SK), Carpathian Alliance (UA), Metal Crowd (BEL), etc.
After that “Barbaric Blood” was released by CD-Maximum Records for CIS and Baltic countries under the license of Pulverised Records.
Second European tour Balfor shared in the company of black metal bands Emptiness and Christ Agony.
Without dwelling on the achievements Balfor returned to Kiev and recorded the EP “Haralds Of The Fall”.
And new album “Black Serpent Rising” was recorded shortly in 2015 and is awaiting release. Album interprets dark, barbaric past of humanity and ancient cults. Having huge experience of live shows, impressive list of club shows and festivals. Band used widely social media platforms and has fan-base all around the world. Balfor is a worthy representative of Ukrainian and East European metal scene.
Levania are proud to announce that their new single "Memory" is finally available on all the major digital stores via Wormholedeath / The Orchard. The official video for the song is out via The Orchard / Vevo!
Turkish death metal unit Carnophage will unleash their sophomore full-length, Monument, tomorrow via Unique Leader Records. In advance of its release, today Dead Rhetoric is streaming the nine-track bruiser in full noting, "The term well-rounded comes into play when discussing Momument's approach to death metal. There's enough primal aggression to suit the more brutal crowd, while the technically-slanted riffs and sometimes melodic leadwork will make sure that album stays fresh and interesting from start to finish. A welcome return to the fold from Carnophage."
Hear Monument, courtesy of Dead Rhetoric, here.
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Monument was recorded by Unsal Ozata at Studio Deep (Burial Invocation, Cenotaph, Decaying Purity, Inhuman Depravity etc.), mixed and mastered by Sasha Borovykh at TsunTsun Productions (Cerebral Effusion, Soils Of Fate, Epicardiectomy, Fleshbomb etc.), and comes adorned in the tormented, Baroque-era influenced cover art of Cihan Engin. Boasting an inexorable assault of jackhammering blasts, churning riffs, and inhuman death grunts, Monument is a true exercise in controlled chaos and, following an eight-year dormancy, finds the band at the peak of their methodical and unapologetically diabolical ingenuity.
Carnophage was formed in early 2006 and released their debut Deformed Future/Genetic Nightmare in 2008 through Unique Leader Records. The band played numerous shows in support of the record before going on unofficial hiatus. They reunited in 2014 with an updated lineup of bassist Bengi Öztürk, drummer Onur Özçelik (Black Omen), guitarists Mert Kaya and Serhat Kaya (ex Cenotaph), and vocalist Oral Akyol (Cidesphere) and are ready to rumble infrastructures globally with the subterranean sounds of Monument.
Finnish melodic death/thrash metallers Re-Armed are streaming The Era of Precarity in its entirety five days ahead of the album's September 30th release date. English-speaking fans can stream it at this location, courtesy of No Cleaning Singing. Spanish speakers can do the same by visiting Friedhof Magazine.
Re-Armed recently released a new music video for "Evolve Cycle." The video can be viewed at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r7qtV4pcxOk
Re-Armed will release The Era of Precarity internationally on September 30 via Finland's Saarni Records. The physical core of the album is packed into a stylish digipak, which is made from ecological materials. The band has pledged to donate 50 cents from the sale of every copy to Karma Ry (organisation), which supports elder people and young adults in band's home-town area with their activities to prevent disenfranchisement.
The band has also launched on their Facebook page a contest to win a copy of the CD and a T-Shirt. Entrants just need to "Like" the page and share the new video on their timeline; visit http://tinyurl.com/h95x354 to enter. The band will choose one lucky fan and inform him/her personally. The contest runs until the end of the month. Let the game begin!
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