Tampa, Florida-based symphonic black metal/death metal outfit Immanifest are excited to announce the release of their debut album, Macrobial, on November 8th via The Artisan Era. It is the follow up to the group's 2010 EP, Qliphotic, which was well-received by websites, fans of symphonic extreme metal worldwide, and also garnered praise from musicians who play in Old Man's Child, Borknager, Deicide, Kamelot, and Malevolent Creation.
Esteemed fantasy artist Helge C. Balzer (Inferi, Universal Studios work, etc.) was tapped to create the otherworldly cover art for Macrobial. Macrobial was Recorded and Mixed at Sound Source Studios in Seminole, FL by Immanifest members Asgrim and Anton Kalaj. Mastering was handled by Anagnorisis guitarist Zak Denham known for his frequent work on The Artisan Era releases. A continued interest in the band from The Artisan Era would ultimately help guide Macrobial towards release, with The Artisan Era founder Malcolm Pugh of Inferi contributing guitar solos on two of the album's songs.
Immanifest guitarist Anton comments on the albums gradual evolution:-
"Although it was never properly announced, the band went on hiatus after initiating work on Macrobial in 2011. All tracks on Macrobial existed in demo form by that year. The main writers in the group had experimented and evolved the demos through the subsequent years, although with no concrete plan until 2016. In all reality, The Artisan Era reaching out was a major contributing factor to Macrobial coming to completion."
Equal parts European extreme metal and American death metal, Macrobial is an impressive work of dark occultic art that combines symphonic black/death and bloodthirsty death metal together in a way all it's own. The albums lengthy development is reflected in the expansive scope of Macrobial's sound and the bands advanced songwriting acumen on display across its nine spellbinding tracks. Immanifest strongly recommends Macrobial for fans of groups such as Dimmu Borgir, Shadow of Intent, and Enfold Darkness.
*You can listen to an album teaser video for Immanifest - Macrobial HERE
Immanifest comments on the release of Macrobial:-
"Macrobe was a term coined by Michael Tsarion – an Irish author, occult philosopher and lecturer – when describing the nature of entities contacted through supernatural rituals conducted by Dr. John Dee (mathematician, occult philosopher & advisor to Queen Elizabeth I) in the mid 16th century. Lyrically, the album explores this theme in a variety of ways including those of consciousness, death, astral travel, advanced and sequestered technology, and its weaponization through global war as a sacrificial blood ritual. Above all – the album describes a world submerged in a multi-dimensional wilderness, although deaf and blind to the influence of lifeforms that roam, explore, feed, and seek to experience what lay beyond their own dimensional horizons."
Immanifest - Macrobial Tracklist
1. Energy Weapons Formed Against Us
2. Ultraterrestrial Creation
4. Emissaries of Ikhenaton
5. Black Miracle
6. Jahbulon's Labyrinth
7. Orbis Speculari
9. Spirits of Old
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Black metal visionaries LvxCaelis premiere the new track "The Beginning Was the End" through CVLTNation.com. The track hails from the band's highly anticipated third album, Maher Shalal Hash Baz, set for international release on October 31st via Lamech Records. A symbiosis of spiritual black metal and its Bathorian antecedent, here LvxCaelis create a shimmering cavern of haunting splendor, of cosmic weight verily crushed with the tyranny of true masters. Mystical and mesmerizing, Maher Shalal Hash Baz is the sound of LvxCaelis at the very peak of their powers. Hear "The Beginning Was the End," the first track to be revealed from the new album, in its entirety exclusively HERE.
LvxCaelis was formed in the year 2004 in southern Chile by Irad and former drummer Etlidur. The band was rehearsing actively during their first years but faced many line-up changes. In early 2009, their first demo, Nigredo-The Dead Head, was recorded in the form of a rehearsal. This demo caught the attention of Lamech Records, which later released this recording on pro tape format limited to 300 copies. In the year 2011, LvxCaelis entered the studio and recorded their debut album, Mysteria Mystica Maxima 23, released one year later by Lamech Records. This album got a very good response from the black metal underground worldwide. Frater N. joins the band that year as their bass-player.
In 2012, LvxCaelis decided to perform live for the very first time. Their debut show was held in December 2012 in Santiago, Chile. In the beginning of 2014, the band recorded a new demo called Slaughtering of the Lamb, which was meant to be an advance for their upcoming full-length. This demo was released by Lamech Records on pro tape format and limited to 300 copies. All copies sold out very fast, and it got great response, as well. In the same year, Irad travelled to Sweden to record the new album and perform a few exclusive dates - this time, integrating members of Hetroertzen for the live performances. The Watchers, the band's second album, was then recorded by Irad and Deacon D. on drums and released by Lamech Records in 2014.
In 2015, LvxCaelis was invited to join Hetroertzen on their US mini-tour. This was the band’s first time performing on North American soil, and they got a great response there. Between 2017 and 2018, LvxCaelis focused on preparing material for a new album. During this time, the line-up was completed by the addition of drummer Frater B. Later in the autumn of 2018, LvxCaelis joined Hetroertzen and Sektarism for the "Lvx in Tenebris" European tour where they performed 10 dates over several cities of Europe. After the tour was over, the band travelled to Västerås, Sweden to record their third album, Maher Shalal Hash Baz. Recorded at Lamech Studios by Deacon D., Maher Shalal Hash Baz clearly shows LvxCaelis' musical refinement after 14 years of existence: a vast and visionary work that stays true to the band's original tenets whilst pushing its boundaries ever wider.
In the meantime, hear LvxCaelis' "The Beginning Was the End" - the first track to be revealed from their forthcoming third album, Maher Shalal Hash Baz - in its entirety exclusively HERE, courtesy of CVLTNation.com
American Metalcore outfit Like Moths To Flames sign with UNFD; new single "All That You Lost" out now
American metalcore giants Like Moths To Flames have announced they have signed to UNFD today, joining artists like Frank Iero, Silverstein, Northlane, Stray From The Path and Dream State on the label. On joining the UNFD family, vocalist Chris Roetter shares "After 10 years of LMTF, I feel a huge sense of renewal throughout the band since we signed on to the label. UNFD has done amazing things for our team in a very short amount of time and we are heavily anticipating the future and what's to come."
To celebrate this next chapter of the band, Like Moths To Flames have released a brand new single. "All That You Lost" harkens back to the legendary band's earlier releases, full of non-stop guitar riffs, heavy hitting vocals and an uncontainable energy. "'All That You Lost' is about the on-going struggles of being in toxic relationships and finally coming to the conclusion that you've had enough" shares Roetter on today's release. "I think it's important to embrace the things that piss you off... If you can use it as means to grow. Sometimes it's easier said than done." Fans can stream "All That You Lost" today at http://unfd.lnk.to/AllThatYouLost.
Like Moths To Flames conjure the type of anthems that move crowds and evoke each listener's deeply rooted passions, as evidenced by the millions of streams accumulated by songs like "Bury Your Pain," "No King," "The Worst in Me," "Wither," and "You Won't Be Missed" (which alone accounts for 5 million views on YouTube). Tours with bands like All That Remains, The Devil Wears Prada, and Memphis May Fire cemented their status as a live act worthy of admiration.
Across four albums, Like Moths To Flames have enlisted friends and contemporaries from bands like Silverstein and the Amity Affliction as guests, while trading in massive breakdowns, thrashing riffs, and melodic might, adeptly moving between crushing brutality and soaring catchiness with powerful energy.
With a new label home, upcoming tour dates and new music coming later this year, it seems like this is just the beginning for Like Moths To Flame.
Torchia, the rising name of Finnish melodic death metal, has been working on their second full-length album this year, to be released in spring 2020. The first single from the upcoming album bears title "Moon, Rise!" and is a proper glimpse of band’s new material. The ambitious music video for the opening single was made together with Obliviart Productions.
Watch the music video: https://youtu.be/raRFpb5l5Po
Although Torchuia has spent most of their time this year in the studio, many big things has happened meanwhile. Early this year, the band signed a management and booking agreement with Heavy Metal Heart Agency. Last August the band performed at the Dark River Festival in Kotka, and in October the band will perform at the Heavy Metal Heart Festival in Helsinki alongside Equilibrium (DE).
Edward Torchia the frontman and singer comments:-
”The oppressive main guitar riff of Moon, Rise! always gave me a vision of a person running away from something, so we wanted to have a pursuit on the music video. It was obvious who’d be hunting down the Moon Child and we were honoured to have our friends from Black Royal play the role of the evildoers. The witch was played by Kaisa Riitamaa, sister of our guitarist and songwriter Ville Riitamaa. We are ever grateful for their haunting performances!”
Torchia's debut album "Of Curses And Grief" (2017) received lots of praising feedback from critics both in Finland and abroad. The album was also ranked by Inferno Magazine as the seventh best domestic release in 2017.
There's plenty to look forward to with the new album, as the album's backing team includes such hard-core professionals as producer Hiili Hiilesmaa (HIM, Ensiferum, Sentenced), and Ted Jensen, an American mastering mogul who’s worked with such huge bands as Metallica, Behemoth and Kreator.
Listen "Moon, Rise!" on music services:
Apple Music: https://apple.co/2krChx4
Spanish Death Metallers Undead are returning with their debut album, 'Existential Horror'. Scheduled to be released as a CD version by Godz Ov War Productions on late October.
Album was mixed and mastered by Tore Stjerna at Necromorbus Studio.
Cover art and layout were prepared by Branca Studio.
Diving into the deepest horrors of the human mind and the human soul, the Undead horde serves some filthy and repulsive, blasting and bulldozing, totally old school death metal, deeply rooted in the classic releases and following the path of the ancient masters of the genre, while actually adding some purulent ingredients of their own and making the album a truly intense sonic feast! Dare to spend half an hour plus with this ferocious, vicious, aggressive and relentless metal of death straight from the grave...
UK progressive sludge metal band Sail are pleased to reveal their new song "Starve" which is now streaming via Heavy Blog Is Heavy. The single is set to be released on all streaming platforms this Friday.
Listen to the song here: https://www.heavyblogisheavy.com/2019/09/18/exclusive-premiere-sail-make-sure-you-dont-starve-with-new-ep/
UK progressive sludge band Sail offers up their new single "Starve," a grotesque ode to the anxieties of modern life. Fans of Torche, Red Fang and Baroness will eat up what this Southwestern UK band is dishing out.
Sail released their debut album Slumbersong in March 2017 on Hibernacula Records, receiving excellent reviews including a 4K Kerrang review, coverage in Terrorizer, and play on Radio Fenriz. Later that year, they toured England and Scotland with Cybernetic Witch Cult. This was followed by more performances with Ohhms, Alunah, and Desert Storm, plus tours with Morag Tong and Morass of Molasses. The band has been writing new material since then and also runs their own shows as Sub Terra Promotions.
In regard to their new single, the band says:-
"'Starve' is, put simply, a discussion about facing anxieties in life but with the backing of a big riff. It's fairly thematically similar to our debut release -- our lyrics are very often introspective and hugely personal to us all in differing ways -- but despite this common ground the song feels like a step in a more solid, focused direction."
In regards to their sound, the band commented:-
"We've recently started working in partnership with Zilla cabs, who now provide all our guitar and bass cabs. They've been amazing to work with and they've helped up define our guitar sound for the single."
Italian sludge merchants Juggernaut return with their most complex, powerful and strongly evocative instrumental record to date. They share a first single taken from their cinematic sludge metal masterpiece "Neuroteque", due out October 11th on Subsounds Records.
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Neuroteque, the place where everything is allowed, where everything takes the risk of becoming something else. Urban and science fiction scenarios overlap with bucolic and mystical incursions, sweet lullabies turn into screams, a stealthy step becomes a crazy ride.
On their upcoming, third album, the four-piece band Juggernaut from Rome, Italy, deliver seven tracks as the seven different doors to enter Neuroteque: A lisergic menu of cinematic progressive, metallic psychedelia, mellow and disturbing atmospheres. This record holds seven stories of harmonic and emotional transformation, seven winding paths towards Neuroteque.
Says the band:-
"Neuroteque is a new step forward in the research and definition of the way we think music. It certainly picks up where "TRAMA!" left off, but new images and emotions shuffle the cards towards a more abstract, kaleidoscopic and exciting trip. We are immensely proud and anxious to share our new studio work with everyone! "
Juggernaut New album "Neuroteque" - Out October 11th on Subsounds Records
Pre-orders available here
Juggernaut is a Roma based four-pieces, enjoying complex, powerful and strongly evocative instrumental music, immersed in obscure and grotesque atmospheres. After the band's second and critically acclaimed album "TRAMA!" was released (2014, Subsound Records), they performed countless stages all over Italy and Europe, including the prestigious Euroblast Festival in Köln, Germany (with Cynic, Between The Buried And Me, Monuments, Leprous…). Juggernaut shared the stage with acts such as Soen (with Martin Lopez, ex-Opeth), Philm (with Dave Lombardo, ex-Slayer), Amenra, Today Is The Day, Red Sparowes and Zu.
Andrea Carletti - electric and acoustic guitars, sitar, samples
Roberto Cippitelli - bass, glockenspiel, vibraslap, synth
Matteo D'Amicis - drums, ATV aFrame, egg and soft shaker, tambourine, tabla, senasel, trash can
Luigi Farina - electric, acoustic and classical guitars, synth
Facebook ⎪ Bandcamp ⎪ Subsounds Records
Californian Death Metallers Infirmity unleash their new track "Darkness Reigns Supreme" via Decibel Magazine
Los Angeles Death Metal quartet Infirmity and Decibel Magazine have launched the exclusive world premiere of "Darkness Reigns Supreme." The newest track from the band's upcoming full-length debut, Descendants of Sodom, offers a firestorm of pummeling black and death metal.
Stream "Darkness Reigns Supreme" at this location.
Descendants of Sodom is set for release on November 9 through Lost Apparitions Records. Pre-order at infirmity.bigcartel.com/product/decadents-of-sodom-cd
Pummeling and lacerating, yes, but also superbly constructed for maximum memory retention, the music of Descendants of Sodom is to stand the test of time (however much of it we have left on this planet). Built on on an unwavering foundation of dynamic Death Metal, while at times channelling the deathly thrash of Dark Angel or Slayer, as well as shrieking black metal flourishes, that INFIRMITY have gone all in on Descendants of Sodom is a gross understatement. John Haddad's (Intronaut, Abysmal Torment, Phobia, etc) work recording, mixing, and mastering the album has paid big dividends in a sound that is crisp, cutting, and direct in the trauma that it will in fact inflict on those listeners who dare to take the beating. Wear protective clothing and brace yourself!
All music written and performed by Infirmity
Recorded, mixed and mastered by John Haddad at Trench Studios, Corona
Cover art done by the amazing Daemorph Art!
Kevin Lowery - Guitar / Vocals
Daniel Shultz - Guitar / Vocals
Zachary Ramirez - Drums
Brent Gore - Bass
Infirmity, a group of four guys who like to get together, drink beer and make some heavy metal death rock! So crank up your stereo to “11”, get into position to air guitar (or air drum), grab your favourite beer, some ibuprofen for the whiplash, and be prepared to head-bang your ass off! This is metal! This is Infirmity!
Greek Prog / Power metallers Lightfold have released a brand new lyric video for the song "The Battle", taken from the band's latest release "Deathwalkers" which still continues to receive rave reviews from around the world!
Mister Savvas Betinis from Acid Death on the aggressive growls. The incredible video was made by HK Visual Creations and Haris Kountouris
Enjoy the NEW lyric video here: https://youtu.be/lJsSaTilYL4
This song is toward the end of the story, where the demon and the reaper fight for the hero's soul! "Now everything is clear. The two entities fight for Martin's soul which waits for the final outcome without intervening. Demon and reaper. The energies that collide are beyond any human imagination and the energy that is released is almost infinite!" This one is best enjoyed LOUD!!
Check out the album at: http://smarturl.it/deathwalkers
Lightfold is a progressive/power metal band from Athens, Greece. Thanasis Labrakis and Theodor Martinis formed the band in the middle of 2012. Their debut full length album “Time to Believe” came out in April 2014 via Metal Breed Records. From 2014 to 2016 the band participated in many Greek festivals in Athens and Thessaloniki, including Wreck Athens Fest, Under the Quarry Fest, Wreck Macedonia Fest, etc. Lightfold recently finished their new, full length concept album called “Deathwalkers” at CFN Recordings Studio with Dionisis Christodoulatos as sound engineer. Their second album is their first attempt of to create a story that life and death have meanings far greater than we can imagine. For this album Lightfold recruited their “Choir of Demonic Angels”, a real female choir, for 6 tracks of the album, consisting of the haunting voices of Margarita Papadimitriou, Christina Alexiou & Sofia Karvouna.
Turkish thrash maniacs Thrashfire have just released a new video for the track "Dybbukim" as the second advance single of their upcoming sophomore album "Into the Armageddon", which is scheduled to be released on October 10th 2019 via Xtreem Music.
You can watch the video at this location: https://youtu.be/OeYBfPGLsXg
"Into the Armageddon" is an intense and infernal thrash metal opus that will surely be the delight of lovers of bands such as KREATOR, DARK ANGEL, SLAYER and SODOM.
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