Uruguayan-Finnish trio Upon Shadows announce new album "Modern Obscurantism"; first single released, pre-order now
Atmospheric female-fronted dark metal act Upon Shadows will release their new album Modern Obscurantism as a digital and physical digipak version with 12 pages booklet edition worldwide via Ground Media Group (due out October 18th). Now they stream first official single "Illusion of Freedom" watch it here:- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IVB_OA4coZU&feature=youtu.be
Pre-order album here : groundmediagroup.bandcamp.com
Modern Obscurantism consists of 10 atmospheric dark/black metal tracks with twisted industrial influences. Album was mixed and mastered at Soundmix Studios, in Oulu, Finland by Mika Pohjola.
Natalia Arocena - Bass
Tamara Picardo - Keyboard, guitar & Vocals
Joonas Alaräihä - Session drummer for the album
Upon Shadows comments about the concept behind the new album:
"It establishes a parallelism between the obscurantism of the Middle Ages and the new forms of control and censorship, reminding us of the importance of keeping rebelliousness alive and fighting for utopias."
Japanese Alt / Rap Metallers Man With A Mission unveil new single '86 Missed Calls ft. Patrick Stump' (frontman of Fall Out Boy)
DARK CROW BRAND NEW EP ANNOUNCED - OUT OCTOBER 23rd
‘86 MISSED CALLS - FEAT. PATRICK STUMP’ - NEW SINGLE OUT NOW - LISTEN HERE
Japanese superstars Man With A Mission have announced their brand new EP Dark Crow, due for release on October 23rd.
To mark the announcement the wolf collective have released their brand new single ’86 Missed Calls feat. Patrick Stump’, which features guest vocals from the Fall Out Boy frontman.
The dark electro-tinged rock track has also been selected as the theme song for the new Japanese feature film Three Nobunagas.
Man With A Mission have been a part of major cultural moments in Japan and beyond. Their songs have sound tracked numerous anime films, TV shows, video games including Street Fighter V and also high profile sporting teams including Japan’s Sunwolves Super Rugby Team and New Japan Pro Wrestling G1 Climax last year.
The Dark Crow EP title track has also been selected as the theme song for the latest TV anime series of Vinland Saga. The track starts with bagpipes before breaking into frenzied rock featuring rap and singing in both their native and English tongue.
Elsewhere on the EP is the delicate ballad ‘Reiwa feat. milet’ including beautiful vocals from the Japanese singer-songwriter. A remix from the US producer Slushii of the band’s 2017 hit single ‘My Hero’ closes the EP.
Man With A Mission are one of the most important and loved rock bands in Asia today. They sell out arenas across their homeland and have also completed sold-out headline tours of the UK, Europe and US. The five-piece dominated a performance at Download Festival this summer, which celebrated the wolf pack’s rabid following in the UK. Man With A Mission have even more exciting announcements to follow soon.
DARK CROW EP TRACK LISTING
Italy's Melodic Death metal band Extinction has revealed tracklist and preview of the upcoming album The Apocalypse Mark, out October 18th via Revalve Records.
Watch to: https://player.believe.fr/v2/3616401028849
The band in collaboration with Inside Brain Music, are pleased to present their GERMAN & ITALIAN TOUR 2019 supporting the German Rock'n'Metal band Grimgod!
Extinction is a thrash death metal band formed in 1995 in Puglia (Italy) by Massimo Muci (vocals), Danilo Bonuso (guitar), Daniele Greco (guitar), Giuseppe de Benedittis (bass) and Tonio Latino (drums). In November 1996 the band released their demo "Progress Regress" including 5 tracks, recorded at the Pure Rock Studios in Brindisi. Their style is characterized by a balanced mix of death and thrash metal, influenced by bands like Pantera, Sepultura, Metallica, Pestilence, Morbid Angel etc. Subsequent reviews of music magazines are more than positive. Especially Metal Hammer Italy praises their music for the mix of styles and declares them as "Blind Guardian of death metal" referring to the song "Evil's Revenge".
When singer Massimo Muci left the band in 1997, guitarist and vocalist Danilo decided to move to Turin and in consequence of that, the band split up. Seventeen years later in 2014, Danilo reformed the band in Turin with Alice Darkpeace (vocals), Jacopo Farcito (bass) and Alberto Scrivano (drums). The new Extinction debuts at Rocking Universe Metal Fest in September 2014, followed by numerous concerts, with international bands like Necrodeath, Game Over, Materia, Onslaught, Mindwars, Node etc. After Jacopo (bass) had left the band in February 2015, Marco Vicenza became the new bassist in march of the same year. During this period Luca Maggi accompanied the band on second guitar for a short time. In May 2015 - almost 20 years after the demo Progress Regress - Extinction released a new single called "Conspirators".
In the same year Marco "Hellfire" Campanati joins the band as permanent second guitarist, following Luca, who left the band in December. In April 2016, vocalist Alice Darkpeace appears on the TV show "Italia's Got Talent", demonstrating her growling skills. This event was quite important for the band, in as much as it helped them gain popularity. Besides, growling was never performed on Italian television before. On 30 April 2017, the band released the debut album "The Monarch Slaves" with the German label Unholy Fire Records; after the same titled promo video! The album is available in CD, limited CD digipak, limited tape edition and digital download! In August 2018 the band crosses the national borders playing in Hanover (Germany) and in Serbia at the Rock Village Festival in Banatski Sokolac.
In October 2018, Alice leaves the band due to disagreements and at its place comes Filippo Collaro. Between April and May 2019, the band recorded the new album in Davide Billia's Mk2 Studio (Anthropofagus, Beheaded, etc.). In June 2019 bassist Marco will also be replaced by Lorenzo Catolla, also by Silenti Luna. With the new line-up, in July of the same year, the band signs the contract with the renowned Italian label Revalve Records.
Here are the dates:
02 October 2019 @ Neukirchen (D) - Sägewerk Neukirchen, with Grimgod & Hell-O-Matic
04 October 2019 @ Freiberg (D) TrainControl Freiberg e.V..with Grimgod & Hell-O-Matic
05 October 2019 @ Pahlen (D) - Pahlazzo, with Grimgod & Hell-O-Matic
17 October 2019 @ Morozzo (Cn, I) - Bughi Bar with Grimgod & Hopeless
18 October 2019 @ Vercelli (I) - Officine Sonore, with Grimgod & local support
19 October 2019 @ Saronno (Va, I) - The Old Jesse, with Grimgod & Isolirion Band
Portuguese Prog Metallers Blame Zeus unveil music video for "No"; new album "Seethe" out November 8th
Portuguese progressive metallers Blame Zeus have unveiled their new music video "No" in support of their third full length "Seethe" due out November 8, 2019 via Rockshots Records.
Music Video "No": https://youtu.be/iNeNKb5nV34
Apple Music: https://apple.co/2kQNKGq
With influences that range from blues to metal, Blame Zeus can be described as an intense and heavy rock, but also with intimate and nostalgic ballads. Their line up features Sandra Oliveira, Tiago Lascasas, Paulo Silva, Celso Oliveira, and Ricardo Silveira.
Since forming in 2010, the band's two previous releases "Identity' (2014) (Raising Legends Records) and "Theory of Perception" (2017) have garnered much praise in their home country along with securing opening slots with bands Lacuna Coil, Moonspell, Cradle of Filth, Cellar Darling, R.A.M.P. among many others established acts. In 2018, they were invited to perform at Vagos Metal Fest, one of Portugal's biggest heavy festivals.
The band adds:
"Our new upcoming album will still possess BZ's genome, but it will bring some fresh features you've never seen in our work. It will be heavier, darker, more progressive, and it will make the fans submerge in a turmoil of strong feelings. Fans will certainly feel our same old vibe in the songs, but recognize it has been upgraded, with a more modern sound. We worked freely, with no strings attached, using new elements, making everything sound rhythmically, harmonically and melodically intertwined. We have certainly not made things easier to ourselves, and had to evolve technically to be able to play and sing these new songs."
and vocalist Sandra Oliveira also adds:
"'Seethe' could very well be considered a conceptual album because the main theme of the songs is unexpressed anger, silent pain transformed into poetry. Its contradictory nature is the liberation of the soul, it's letting go of that lump on your throat when you have something to say. Each song speaks of a particular situation where the silence and the numbness become a vehicle for action and freedom or even utmost despair."
"Seethe" is available for pre-order here.
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Denver, Colorado Metalcore band One Way To Live have released their video for their single "Falling" off of their forthcoming EP due out November 2019.
The video can be seen HERE
The single can be picked up by the link below and also at their website via the "Stream & Follow" button:
Videos can be viewed here or on their YouTube channel:
One Way to Live projects the life of the outsider to an ear long awaiting change. From their formation in winter of 2015, Denver band One Way to Live has leapt beyond expectations of the Metalcore scene with a unique presence, having shared the stage with acts ranging from Kingdom of Giants, Earth Groans, Once Human, Outline In Color, Hallow Point, and many more. One Way to Live released their debut EP recorded and produced by Dusty Boles (ex. Make Me Famous, Rose Funeral), and have since diligently produced content slated to capture the market as they prepare to hit the road.
From the outside looking in, this is One Way to Live. Time is of the essence.
October 10th Denver, CO Herman's Hideaway w/ Hallow Point, Leveler, Under Auburn Skies
Ryan Schraeder - Lead Vocal
Ryan Graham - Guitar, Vocals
Dylan Graham - Bass
Kevin Marquez - Drums
"Love Exchange Failure", the consuming new full-length from Odessa, Ukraine-based post-black metal collective White Ward, is out now and streaming via Debemur Morti Productions.
Doused in poise, creativity, and dynamism, with Exchange Failure, the band channels Bohren And Der Club Of Gore, composer Angelo Badalamenti, and contemporary blackened majesty into an eclectic set of visionary hymns that fuse late-night metropolitan contemplation, psychological horror, intoxicating melodicism, and primeval, animal-state ferocity. The record blends brushed drums, reverberant piano, a variety of guesting clean vocalists, and neo-noir saxophone within an architecture of first-rate contemporary misanthropic black metal.
Stream White Ward's stunning Love Exchange Failure HERE.
White Ward's Love Exchange Failure is available on CD, LP, and digital formats. For pre-orders in North America go HERE, for Europe go HERE, and for digital orders go HERE.
Following the record's release, White Ward will take on a short European tour. See all confirmed dates below.
10/13/2019 Malý Berlín - Trnava, SK
10/14/2019 Klub Močvara - Zagreb, HR
10/16/2019 Le Molotov - Marseille, FR
10/17/2019 Akut - Thun, CH
10/18/2019 Le Klub - Paris, FR w/ Borgne
10/19/2019 Into The Void Fest - Leeuwarden, NL
10/20/2019 The Pit's Bang Zoom Noise - Kortrijk, BE
10/22/2019 Vortex Surfer Musikclub - Siegen, DE
10/26/2019 Rideboy Club - Bielsko-Biala, PL
10/27/2019 Aurora - Budapest, HU
Diverse movements and tonal shifts interlink as if to mirror what the band describes as humanity's existential struggle "caused by the inability to understand who we are and what our place on this planet is;" a clash between dreamworlds and harsh reality evocative as the urban landscapes of photographer Luke Pownall used throughout the packaging. A truly essential listen, Love Exchange Failure is a record that, on repeat plays, opens up like a streetscape sinkhole to drag you into the degenerate heart of the city.
Further elaborates WHITE WARD of the offering:-
"The idea behind this album is to illustrate the artificial conditions people created to contradictory distinguish themselves to nature. Being neither a separate phenomenon nor a sustainable part of the surrounding environment, we've pushed ourselves to a constant struggle caused by the inability to understand who we are and what our place on this planet is. Conditions we create lead to a continually rising level of fear in the minds of individuals and at the same time - the lack of love. Under the term 'love' we mean not a feeling in its primitive understanding but a feature that helps us to live in harmony with ourselves, other people, and the world around.
The love exchange failure leads to an inevitable degradation and degeneration. The more hatred we push towards people around us, the deeper we fall. The blinder we are on our daily way to work, the more sufferings we leave behind. People don't have time to talk to each other. Furthermore, obsessed by desires, they don't even pay enough attention to their children, rising each new generation more exposed to mental problems. Blindness, indifference, and domestic abuse, bullying in schools, social rejection, and many other factors lead to many tragedies of mankind. Caused by individuals, they are our own crimes."
Australian Trap Metal pioneers The Weight Of Silence return with new single & video "Runnin' Through The 666"
Hot off of a collaboration with Upon A Burning Body main man Danny Leal, The Weight Of Silence are here to prove that trap metal isn't a trend and neither are they. Continuing to prove their unique approach to a fresh genre, The Weight of Silence are "Runnin' Through The 666" on their latest single, blending metalcore with the swagger of trap!
Vocalist Jacob Pederson states that:-
“While we’ve focused our recent 2 singles on the #TRAPMETAL movement, our brand new single "Runnin Through The 666" could almost be placed as melodic hardcore! This is the sound we started this band on, and even though we’re all about evolving with our sound, we will never forget where we came from. This one is for our day one fans!"
Watch "Runnin' Through The 666" Official Video
The video for "Runnin' Through the 666" premiered on September 18 through New Noise Magazine; it showcases the band's live energy and the flare for the dramatic that can be heard in all of their songs. It's undeniably an unconventional and sometimes silly approach, but The Weight of Silence's roots in hardcore are evident in their music and in their dedication to their fans!
Australian death/doom cult Carcinoid premiere the new track "Sickness" through NoCleanSinging.com. The track hails from the band's striking debut album, Metastatic Declination, set for international release on October 7th via Memento Mori for the CD version and November 1st via Blood Harvest Records for the vinyl LP version. Hear Carcinoid's "Sickness" in its entirety exclusively HERE.
Hailing from Melbourne, Carcinoid belong to that strain of nefarious bands that could not possibly be given birth to: this is the offspring of a miscarriage, more like. So odorous, pugnacious, and hideous is the music that this quartet belch forth, it verily sounds like a radioactive, cancerous growth bubbling up from a post-apocalyptic landscape; not for nothing are they Carcinoid. Comprised of past/current members of other local underground acts such as Dungeons of Blood, Pregnancy, Reaper, Eternal Rest, Hobo Magic, Xenos, and Spawn, Carcinoid claim to be equally influenced by the likes of Autopsy, Napalm Death, Paradise Lost (early!), Corrupted, Pungent Stench, Obituary, Grief, Carcass, Cathedral (also early!), and Brutal Truth among others. The amalgamation of such foul ingredients results in a putrescent stew where death metal and doom of the filthiest and most crushing order predominates, and sudden blasts of grinding derangement help intensify the vile listening experience. Such is the sound of Metastatic Declination, the band's debut album: no melody, no light, no hope!
Suitably furnished with starkly regressionist cover art courtesy of Necro Frost and with gutsf***ing mastering from Blood Duster's Jason Fuller at Goatsound, Carcinoid's Metastatic Declination is truly a record for only the sickest and most hardened ears - if you're a false, do no entry! Memento Mori's CD version will also include as bonus tracks the band's 2018 demo.
In the meantime, hear the next cancerous growth of the new track "Sickness" in its entirety exclusively HERE, courtesy of NoCleanSinging.com. Hear the first cancerous growth with the previously revealed "Suffering Reborn" both HERE at Memento Mori's official YouTube channel and HERE at Blood Harvest's Bandcamp.
Hungarian Melodeath outfit Symmetry Of The Void release their new single; produced by mastermind Tuomas Saukkonen
Hungarian melodic death metal assault squad Symmetry Of The Void has reached to 2nd single in the collaboration with Finnish metal mastermind Tuomas Saukkonen (Wolfheart, Before the Dawn, Dawn of Solace etc.).
Watch 'The Unworthy' on YouTube:- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yj4dMkXp7gE
Symmetry Of The Void and Saukkonen started working together earlier this spring and before summer 1st single and video 'Divine Serenity' was released and now it is time to bombard the metal scene with 2nd single ' '.
Listen 'The Unworthy' on Spotify:- https://spoti.fi/2lTiLd6
Borisz Sarafutgyinov - Guitar, Backing Vocals
Tibor Szokán - Guitar
Zsolt Harsányi - Bass
Bence Gyurkó - Drums
Zsolt Lédeczi - Lead Vocals
Slovakian Black / Heavy Metallers Malokarpatan unveil details of third album; to be released by Invictus / Ajna March 20th, 2020
Slovakian metal monks Malokarpatan announce details regarding their highly anticipated third album, to be titled Krupinské ohne (The Fires of Krupina).
Malokarpatan will be entering Dark Ceremonies Studio, Hostivař, Prague, Czech Republic in October to commence recordings for their third full-length album, Krupinské ohne (The Fires of Krupina). The album will be released on March 20th, 2020 on CD, vinyl LP, and cassette tape formats via Invictus Productions once again in conjunction with their US allies at The Ajna Offensive. The band will be performing a release show with Cult of Fire on March 21st in Prague. In conjunction with the international release of Krupinské ohne, vinyl reissues of both Stridzie Dni and Nordkarpatenland will also be available.
Says guitarist Adam says of the impending third Malokarpatan album:-
"Krupinské ohne (The Fires of Krupina) is a concept work dealing with real and magical events that took place during the 17th century in the town of Krupina. A coven of witches operated here and instilled fear in the area that has eventually led to their fiery deaths upon the pyres of the Catholic Church. Adjusted to the conceptual nature of the album, the music is inspired by the specific mystique and adventurous spirit of '70s progressive rock albums, while still remaining true to our roots of Iron Curtain-style obscure black/heavy metal."
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