Algerian brutal tech death metallers Silent Obsession unveil new single "Against The Process"
Algerian Brutal Tech-Death band Silent Obsession have released their new single "Against The Process." The song is available for streaming and purchase at:
A playthrough video, featuring vocalist Redouane Aouameur of Lelahell, has also been released and is available at youtu.be/IlzRQz_vEno
The band previously released the following lyric video for the single: youtu.be/S-HhM_N0wPA.
"Against The Process" follows the release of this year's Countdown EP.
Silent Obsession is the brainchild of guitarist and composer Max Marginal. Influenced by bands including Decapitated and Morbid Angel among several other Death Metal bands, Silent Obsession raised the bar in the Algerian Metal scene with its raw sound of unadulterated, brutal metal music intertwined with dark realities. Originally beginning as a solo project in 2017, Silent Obsession transformed over the years into an ensemble of four members and catapulted its popularity, musical philosophy and technically brutal music compositions to another level with the release of its two EPs Lost and Countdown.
Making its mark with the release of its 2020 breakthrough debut EP entitled Lost, a 4-track EP depicting post apocalyptical and dystopian societies concepts within the depths of the contemporary human condition. Wanting to explore such ideologies, Max wrote and composed very precise material to matched these obscure themes visibly on the artwork of the Lost EP and audibly on its tracks including “Paranoia Activity”, “D.E.A.D” and “Destruction of the Spirit”. Gaining much traction, reviews and fandom from the success of Lost, Silent Obsession released its highly anticipated second EP entitled, Countdown on July 15. Themed by “the apocalypse, the end of the world,” says Max, Countdown features three tracks, the “Intro”, “End of An Era” and “Exhausted Resource."
Inspired by the box office cult movie classic “Mad Max”, Max’s artistic expression manifested into the formation of Silent Obsession and delves into the obscure and covertly, dark side of humanity and society as a whole. Emanating from Algeria’s capital city Algiers, Silent Obsession continues to enhance and help build the Extreme Metal Music community of Algeria with every track fuelled by the harsh realities of depression and degradation of the human behaviour, apocalypse and murder.
If ya haven't heard yet, Canadian heavy metal powerhouse Striker is back from the grave! Last month with rumours spreading of the band calling it quits after they posted an image that was titled "RIP Striker 2007-2021" on their social media, fans began speculating on their future. In the end, it was all made to prepare them for Striker's new single "Deathwish", a track that has their signature sound of putting a modern twist on classic heavy metal mixed with 1980s AOR.
The single is also the band's introductory track with new drummer Jonathan Webster and bassist Pete Klassen who joined the line-up in 2019 along with it being their first of many new recordings to come since releasing their Juno award-winning album 2018's "Play To Win".
Now, Striker unveils their music video for "Deathwish", which can be viewed below.
“The world’s already on fire, you might as well light a smoke on it and kick back and watch. While you’re at it, feast your eyes on our new music video for Deathwish.” adds the band.
"Deathwish" can be streamed and downloaded on Spotify and Apple Music.
In additional news, Striker will be performing their first and only hometown show of 2021 in Edmonton, AB on November 27th at The Starlite Room with support from Riot City, Tymo and Tower Hill. Event Details can be found here.
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Champions in blending classic heavy metal, hard rock, and 80’s hair metal, Striker have been making shredtacular anthems since 2007. The band has toured multiple times across Europe and North America along with festival appearances at 70,000 Tons of Metal, Bang Your Head Festival (Germany), and more to add to their almost 1000 shows performed in their decade-plus career. The band has been honoured with multiple Best Album awards in their home country of Canada from the JUNO Awards, Western Canadian Music Awards, and the Edmonton Music Awards. Since their inception, Striker has released six studio albums Eyes in the Night (2010, Iron Kodex), Armed to The Teeth (2012, Napalm), City of Gold (2014, Napalm), Stand in the Fire (2016, Record Breaking), Striker (2017, Record Breaking), and Play to Win (2018, Record Breaking).
Danish melodic metallers Beneath The Silence present their second single 'Fear'
Armed with soaring vocals, groovy riffs and catchy melodies, the melodic metal quintet Beneath The Silence is gearing up for the release of their debut full-length album ‘Black Lights'. Today they present the catchy second single 'Fear' - check out the music video above.
Vocalist Mette Hessellund states that:-
"‘Fear’ is a natural extension of the sound our EP 'Phoenix' was composed of. A new release is often the marker of a new evolution or direction, but we still felt it was important to hold on to the core of what we have already done. Heavy riffs, catchy choruses and a consistent groove”.
Since the band was formed in 2013, they have released two EP’s - ‘Meant for the Clouds’ (2016) and ‘Phoenix’ (2018). The latter, which was very well received, has amassed over 2,5 million streams across streaming platforms with placements on Spotify official playlists such as New Metal Tracks, New Blood, Kickass Metal and more. Beneath The Silence are now getting ready to release their debut album ‘Black Lights’, which has been produced by Nicklas Sonne (Defecto, Between Oceans, Malrun). ‘Black Lights’ is set to be released through Prime Collective February 11th.
'Fear' is already available on all streaming services.
Once Human is just coming back from their long awaited tour in US with Cradle Of Filth and the new video / single "Cold Arrival" is their gift to the fans joining them in those crazy times on that tour! With “Cold Arrival” Once Human release their third single from the upcoming new studio album "Scar Weaver", hitting the streets on February 11, 2022 on Ear Music. The song is written in memory of a friend of the band.
Here is a quote from Max Karon:
"In the beginning of the pandemic, we as a band lost someone very near and dear to us. Being around Jared was our mutual tether to healthy habits and personal empowerment. He was personable, fun, and a constant source of wisdom. To us, he felt like a permanent, immutable fixture in our lives. He left us suddenly and without warning. These last eighteen months have been a solemn reminder that the lives we lead and the people we know are not immortal. The acknowledgment of that harsh reality is 'Cold Arrival'." -
The video for "Cold Arrival" was shot on the Lustmord and Tourgasm tour in October 2021 and was directed and edited by Thomas Crane of KillDevil Films. It features additional fan footage.
Once Human’s "Scar Weaver" album, pieced together over the last two years, represents a massive step forward for the band. Blessed (or perhaps cursed) with plenty of additional time during the last year’s lockdown situation, the band has been able to refine and redefine their sound, inspired by a sudden creative surge from latest recruit Max Karon. The result is a gloriously idiosyncratic modern metal record, with Hart’s career-best vocal performance as just one of its dazzling revelations. With Once Human’s most intense and explosive music to work with, the singer has pushed herself to new heights, showcasing a vastly expanded vocal range in the process.
Behemoth drop spectacular 'Prometherion' video from their 'In Absentia Dei' live album
At the peak of the pandemic lockdown last year, Behemoth set the world on fire when they took over an abandoned church in rural Poland, bringing their truly spectacular production for a worldwide streaming event, which was lauded by rock media as one of the very best livestream events to date. After just over a year since the show’s premiere, ‘In Absentia Dei’ returns in a range of deluxe formats for fans to relive the drama that took place on that fateful night in 2020. The live release is set to hit retailers on December 17th via Nuclear Blast.
Now, we witness another incendiary excerpt of the show, their classic 2007 anthem,
'Prometherion'. Follow Behemoth into the old ruins of the hidden church by watching the clip below.
Behemoth frontman and visionary Nergal tells us:
"Legions! For some of you, 'The Apostasy' is the ultimate Behemoth experience. Here, we present to you a song from that record which we filmed during 'In Absentia Dei'. Enjoy it!"
The Polish heretics also recently announced they are to headline Friday night at Bloodstock 2022. Grab your tickets at Bloodstock.uk.com
'In Absentia Dei' will be available as digital album, digi-book and 3LP Vinyl in various colours. All Nuclear Blast triple LPs come with a premium 20-page booklet and a cut-out, build-at-home model of the actual church that Behemoth performed in. Burn it down at your discretion! Pre-order / pre-save your choice of format here. Please note the video element of the show comes with the digi-book format only. The digital album and 3 x vinyl formats feature the live audio.
The event was said to set the bar for streaming events moving forward, which was something
Behemoth set out to achieve from the start. Produced by Grupa 13, 'In Absentia Dei' was presented as a show of four parts, woven with high-production theatrics and flames emanating from all parts of the formerly sacred building.
Behemoth released their most recent studio album, 'I Loved You At Your Darkest' in 2018 to vast critical acclaim. The album marked a milestone in the history of the band, being not only their most successful to date, but also an audio-visual masterpiece: from its incredibly detailed, blasphemous artwork, to the highly vicious, yet deeply emotional tracks, Behemoth once again played with fire. igniting an inferno to burn the narrow minded bigotry of Christianity down to the ground. Expect new music in 2022!
Norwegian doom metal pioneers Funeral are now premiering a new playthrough video for the song "Erindring I - Hovmod". The track is taken from their new record 'Praesentialis in Aeternum', which will be released via Season of Mist on December 10, 2021.
Watch the video HERE.
"The third and final single from the upcoming album have been performed live once or twice. We chose to record a playthrough-video for this, with both our eminent guitar players showing their skills. It's a song that has all the Funeral-elements, both in pace and harmonies, as well as a bit more in-your-face feel to it."
Pre-orders for 'Praesentialis in Aeternum' are now live HERE.
The cover art was created by Christopher Rådlund and can be found below, together with the track-list.
The beast did sleep less than two years though as the following year singer Sindre Nedland, who had joined Funeral for ‘Oratorium’, “woke up from his slumber and told me he was ready to focus music again. I had the whole music demoed and ready, so it quickly snowballed from there.” For the first time ever, not only are the lyrics fully in Norwegian but they were also written by an outside collaborator, a “personal friend” of Anders who happens to be a psychologist. “He’s both a close friend and a fan of the band.
So, he knows exactly how I roll and what the band is all about. I knew he was writing on the side so one day about five years ago, I asked him as a joke almost ‘hey, why don’t you write lyrics for my band instead?’ and within five months, he did! His lyrics are more or less his take on philosopher Emmanuel Kant’s work. Initially, I thought about maybe translating them to English, but it would have meant redoing them so in the end, we choose to keep them as they were. The booklet will include a little text explaining what they’re all about for those who don’t speak Norwegian.”
Musically, Anders describes ‘Praesentialis in Aeternum’ (something along the line of “here eternally”) as a “natural progression. I know we have some fans who are only into the first albums and those who discovered us in the early 00’s but this new opus has a little bit of everything for everybody. The symphonic elements are far more bombastic yet much well more done, thanks to the evolution of technology since ‘Oratorium’. It’s in a way a mixture of our three last albums yet our most diverse work yet, with both quite concise and very epic pieces.
As a matter of fact, we recorded something like ten songs but vowed to choose only the six best to get the best album possible.” Among them you’ll find one originally written during their third album |From These Sounds’ session, one co-written with former founding member Thomas Angell (who left in 2000) and, in the deluxe version, a CANDLEMASS (‘Samarithan’) cover version originally recorded back in 2005 with their then singer Frode Forsmo, thus linking ‘Praesentialis in Aeternum’ with the band’s past history. Also guesting on ‘Ånd,’ the first single off the record, is Lars Nedland, Sindre’s own brother of BORKNAGAR and SOLEFALD fame. It’s also the first album for their new partner, Season of Mist.
Since the album was completed, the now septet has welcomed for the first time ever a full-time violin player “to perform live most of the strings you can hear on our albums as soon as we’ll be able to go back on stage.” In the meantime, Anders confesses the next album is more or less “finished. ‘Praesentialis’ could have been released earlier if we hadn’t to face all those COVID-related problems. We couldn’t meet in person, let alone rehearse or even just take promo pictures… But now we have a new label, a new line-up and a totally renewed sense of energy so why stop there? FUNERAL started thirty years ago be truth be told, it’s never been stronger. So, doom on!”
Finnish modern 'violent pop' metallers Blind Channel release new single 'We Are No Saints'
Finland´s hottest rock / metal act Blind Channel have released their new single ‘We Are No Saints’. The track is another instalment of the band’s very own brand of ‘Violent-Pop’, with explosive guitars and furious beatdowns alongside huge anthemic choruses emphasising the songs theme of identity.
It comes with a stunning music video produced by No-Office films, which went live yesterday at 6PM UK / 7PM CET / 1PM ET HERE.
The band comments:-
“After our recent breakthrough, we faced a lot of demands from the music industry, the people around us and even from the government. All eyes on us, and not everybody’s happy with us shaking cages - musically or otherwise. Some people want us to be something we’re not in order to fit the concept of role models - national heroes. This song is our answer to those demands. We are a lot of things, but we are no saints.”
The new single follows the release of ‘Balboa’, and the powerful Eurovision predecessor ’Dark Side’, which now has more than 42 million streams to date
The band have also confirmed they are going to share the stage with German metalcore band Eskimo Callboy and join their 2022 European Hypa Hypa tour, which includes a UK show at London’s Electric Ballroom on 19th January. You can find all tour dates here.
Blind Channel were formed in 2013 in the city of Oulu, way up in the North of Finland, by a group of five talented, determined and ambitious friends – vocalists Joel Hokka and Niko Vilheim, drummer Tommi Lalli, guitarist Joonas Porko and bass player Olli Matela. This five some has stuck together to this day, in the spirit of the 2018 sophomore album Blood Brothers, each of them collectively responsible for the song writing.
Last year saw the addition of a new member, as long time friend Alex Mattson joined to play keyboard, samples and percussion and completes the current line up.
Following the release of their 2020 album Violent Pop, ‘We Are No Saints’ is the band’s latest taste of music from an upcoming album due for release next year, which sees them working with renowned UK producer Dan Lancaster (Blink 182, Bring Me The Horizon, Don Broco).
Hailing from Greece, experimental / progressive black metal outfit Aenaon, comprising members of Varathron and Katavasia, has inked a record deal with Agonia Records. The band plans to end the five-year hiatus that followed 2016's "Hypnosophy", by putting out a new album of "heavily textured black metal".
Aenaon's Achilleas C. comments:-
"Through our 15 years of bizarre existence, we have collaborated with great musicians, amazing visual artists and passionate underground labels. We feel like this album marks a different chapter after a long hiatus and what a better way to start than signing with one of the best extreme metal record labels out there. Agonia Records has an amazing diverse roaster of well known and respected dark artists and we are very proud to become part of the family."
Serving as the mastermind behind Aenaon, guitarist / bassist Achilleas C holds ties to noteworthy Varathron - alongside drummer Haris - and Katavasia - together with vocalist Astrous. The line-up is completed by saxophonist Orestis Zyrinis.
The name Aenaon derives from the Greek word "Αέναον," which translates to "the Eternal". The band's history dates back to 2006 and encompasses, on top of several smaller releases, three studio albums; the debut, "Cendres et Sang" (2011), the lauded, "Extance" (2014) and the most recent, "Hypnosophy" (2016).
6 years after the extremely well-received debut album "The Fall Of Olympus", Dutch purveyors of mythological power death metal Spartan announce their new opus titled "Of Kings and Gods", the essence of a few years' worth of studio work that promises to be nothing short than a masterpiece of the genre!
"Of Kings and Gods" is set to be released via Pest Records on January 14th, 2022 in jewel-case CD and limited edition digipak CD versions.
Here's what the band had to say about this:
"It's been a very long and wild ride but we are so extremely excited to be able to announce the release our new album: "Of Kings and Gods". Loads of exciting stuff is coming up in the next few weeks to get you warmed up for the release on January 14th 2022... We've been through a lot to get this album to what it is and we couldn't be more proud, grateful and honoured to have worked with some of the best in the industry!"
Originating from The Netherlands Spartan are the perfect example of a band that combines Power Metal and Death Metal. Their lyrics are inspired by tales of ancient Greek mythology and are themed around heroic battles, gods and demi-gods in a glorious ode to the past.
American death metallers Casket Robbery launch pre-save for new single - "Bone Mother"
Midwest Death Machine Casket Robbery have launched the pre-save link for their upcoming new single, "Bone Mother." The band will release "Bone Mother" on November 19.
"Bone Mother" is dedicated to the memory of Eric Orvold, father of Casket Robbery vocalist Megan Orvold.
Emerging from the darkest and most desolate areas of the Midwest, Casket Robbery creates its own signature style of death metal by infusing horror and occult themes. Their trademark huge riffs and unstoppable grooves create the unrelenting, brutally catchy, and eerie sound that only Casket Robbery is known for. Death metal with a wink.
Casket Robbery’s intense, high energy shows have quickly surfaced a die hard following. They continue to show a relentless work ethic and dedication to their fanbase. After the release of their debut album Casket Robbery has toured the United States continually, hitting large festivals like Full Terror Assault and Milwaukee Summerfest. Casket Robbery has shared the stage with Cannibal Corpse, Jungle Rot, Psycroptic, Immolation and more.
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