Bahrain extreme metal act Ryth release lyric video for 'Explicit Name' which is taken from the band's debut album Deceptor Creator to be officially released on streaming platforms on December 1st, 2022. Watch 'Explicit Name' here: https://youtu.be/K2pIQpPdIFY
Deceptor Creator full album now available for streaming and download on Bandcamp here: https://ryth.bandcamp.com/album/deceptor-creator
The Bahrain Metal band Ryth have set December 1, 2022 as the international release date for their debut full-length album Deceptor Creator! The album was mixed by Hani Taqi at Studio 77 Bahrain and mastered by legendary mastering engineer Alan Douches. The album cover was designed by Lucas Ruggieri! Ryth is a 4-piece Metal band from the Middle Eastern Kingdom of Bahrain. The band’s style can be described as blackened death metal with a technical and progressive edge.
Their main influences are bands such as Gojira, Dark Fortress, Shining and Opeth. Ryth’s innovative song structures incorporate clean and aggressive vocals with progressive and dynamic elements. Ryth, were formed in 2008 and have been very active in the Bahrain live metal scene since. However, due to the hardships facing Metal musicians in the Middle East, the band did not record or release any official material for many years. Although Ryth’s first studio recordings will be released in 2022, the band have spent years perfecting their musical skills and forging their own unique and brutal blend of extreme metal.
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Ukraine's alternative / industrial metal band Aghiazma release new Single "Mental Abuse", taken from band's second full-length album Carnage.
Carnage will be released on November 30th, 2022.
Aghiazma was created in 2013 in Kyiv, Ukraine, and is the bright representative of an original and unique creative unit. Bright visual images and a deep energy message are an integral part of the concert performances of this musical formation.
In 2015 Aghiazma made it to the finals of Global Battle of the Bands in Ukraine and took the 5th place. At the beginning of 2017, the band took part in the semi-finals of the national selection for Eurovision 2017, where the musicians announced themselves to a multi-million audience with their unusual music and immediacy, finding many new fans both in Ukraine and abroad.
In 2018 Aghiazma released first long-play album Plus Ultra that showed high passion, quality and a hit feeling to the audience. After some touring with Plus Ultra the band started to release new singles supported by video clips. The band changed the sound of the songs to more metal oriented.
In 2020 and 2021 a sudden collaboration with Super Sus (YouTube Star) brought the videos for “Bloody Rite” and “You Spin Me Round”. Successful by all means, it gathered a lot of attention for the band. In 2022 Aghiazma recorded their second album Carnage.
Requiem is Lamori's 3rd single taken from the upcoming album Neon Blood Fire, Requiem is a death hymn of epic proportions. Its majestic foundation is very much inspired by Tibetan Buddhist chants. Influenced by the poem A Carcass by Charles Baudelaire, singer Matias J. came up with the lyrics one cold winter night, after having witnessed the death of a swan on the frozen sea. It will take the listener on a journey both mesmerizing and macabre, with a very progressive approach to its musical structure. The song is the third single to be released from the new upcoming album.
Lamori has been developing their own take on the goth rock genre for over 10 years now. Combining gothic rock and metal with electronics and dark wave to produce their own neon-lit flavor. Founded in 2009 on the Aland Islands of Finland, the constellation has stayed unchanged – however, their sound is ever-evolving.
Neon Blood Fire, the band's fourth album to be released by Wormholedeath, will refine the soundscapes heard on the 2020 released Neo Noir, but also introduce completely new elements to the mix. This album will have some of the heaviest Lamori songs ever heard!
Matias Juselius, vocals
Marcus Pellas, guitar
Mikael Westerlund, bass
Jens Wickholm, keys
Emanuel Sanchez, drums
Irish dark metal band Darkest Era have released their emotive new single 'Wither On The Vine'. It's the third track to be taken from their stunning new album, Wither On The Vine, which is out now via Candlelight Records.
Guitarist Ade Mulgrew comments:
"The song 'Wither On The Vine' pulls together many of the thematic threads across the album. It is inspired by the antithetical feeling of, on one hand, overwhelming despair at the social, political, and environmental realities of today, whilst simultaneously looking into the innocent eyes of childhood and wanting to maintain the illusion that there is only beauty in the world for as long as possible."
Eight years have passed since Darkest Era’s last album, 2014’s Severance. In that time, the Northern Irish-centred band have undergone personal and personnel changes, while the world itself has entered its own new dark era. Now, they return with critically acclaimed third album, Wither On The Vine.
Recorded at Wales’ legendary Foel Studios with producer Chris Fielding (Electric Wizard, Primordial, Winterfylleth, Witchsorrow), it finds the band exploring their shadowy take on the traditional heavy metal sounds of Iron Maiden and Thin Lizzy, whilst incorporating elements of doom, black metal, blackgaze and anything else that casts a musical shadow. Expanding their horizons as to where their sound could go on Wither On The Vine, guitarist Ade Mulgrew says it could best be described as simply “dark metal”.
Speaking on the album, Ade adds:
"The album presents a bleak reflection of the world as it stands today; politically, socially, environmentally. Among themes of human tragedy and personal introspection, there are also songs touching on pagan spirituality, the Dionysian perspective and even gothic romance. Stylistically the album mixes black metal and doom metal elements with an almost classic rock sense of tone. We hope the album resonates with listeners seeking music with genuine power and emotional weight, pulling them into its dark visions."
After a long absence, far from withering away, Darkest Era have returned as experts in their craft, and made a definitive dark metal statement.
Darkest Era are:
Krum – Vocals
Ade Mulgrew – Guitar
Sarah Wieghell – Guitar
Daniel O’Toole – Bass
Cameron Åhslund–Glass – Drums
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Progressive metalcore head-turners Invent Animate have dropped the video for their latest single "Elysium." Watch it here.
The track cycles through multiple modes, textures, and layers — vacillating between intricate, slow, and downright pretty sonic passages before erupting with brutal riffage and nightmare-haunting vocals. It moves in fits and starts, and invites the listener to ride sidecar on a sonic thrill ride. Lyrically, the song dives deep into subject matter we can all relate to — grief.
"When my grandfather got sick, I was a 15-year-old boy with no emotional grip on my world," offers vocalist Marcus Vik, pulling back the curtain on the song's inspiration and sharing how it helped him exorcise a personal demon he was dealing with. "We were close, but his sickness was something I didn't see. It might've been because I didn't want to see it or that I was too scared. When he passed, I didn't comprehend the mourning, I didn't feel it, and that made me feel shame. It took me 12 years to wake up one day and embrace it, and it hit me like a wave of odd emotions that I've never felt before. Grief is upon me and this is the story of me looking back, searching my inner self and looking forward."
Earlier this year, Invent Animate released the new single "Shade Astray." Listen here. The quartet is hard at work on its forthcoming album, due out next year. The new material follows The Sun Sleeps, As If It Never Was EP, which arrived in 2021 and served as the band's UNFD debut. To date, the EP has tallied over 2 million streams. The 2020-released full-length Greyview has topped 10 million streams, as well.
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Progressive metallers Hollow Hour, hailing from the outskirts of Copenhagen, deliver a curious mixture of heavy, progressive guitars and majestic drum rhythms combined with melodic and catchy choruses. With their modern and distinguishable sound, the young quartet now present their brand new single 'The Canyon' - watch the accompanying music video here:- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UGdWgi1N7Is
“The Canyon' tells a personal story of betrayal. I tried to put into words how much I needed forgiveness in order to process this feeling, which seemed like a never-ending canyon to climb”, vocalist Jonas Larsen explains.
With roots in the small, Danish town Køge, three of the current band members united in 2015, playing club shows and writing demo material under the name Mosaik. With an ambition of solidifying their sound to a broader audience, the quartet changed their name to Hollow Hour. In 2022 the band has been releasing a string of singles while finishing up recording their coming debut EP with producers Claudio Andersen and Chris Kreutzfeldt (CABAL, Møl, Ghost Iris). The new single 'The Canyon' is already available on all streaming services.
Skindred's new single 'Gimme That Boom' is out now - WATCH THE VIDEO HERE, the single is taken from the new album "Smile" due out Summer 2023. PRE-ORDER HERE
“It’s the ultimate ragga-rocking, dancehall-shaking, dutty-winding, head-banging, horn-waving creation… yes party people the ’Dreds dem back!” – Benji Webbe, Skindred
Next year, Skindred – one of the UK’s most exciting live acts and pioneers of Ragga Metal – celebrate their 25th anniversary with the release of their brand new album Smile, their eighth long-player and their first for Earache Records, with whom they signed a global four-album deal last year.
Ahead of that comes the first single to be taken from Smile, the floor-quaking sonic blast that is ‘Gimme That Boom’. A hard-hitting, take-no-prisoners, ragga-metal anthem ‘Gimme That Boom’ deals with the selfish entitlement that’s become so prevalent in this age of instant gratification, based on a frustrating encounter lead singer Benji Webbe had with an overfamiliar fan.
“I was out shopping one day and I could hear someone building up asking me for a picture,” the eye-catching frontman recalls. “The person didn’t care who I was with or what I was doing - they just wanted their picture. In this day and age, people want you and they expect to get you on tap, constantly giving you that ‘boom’ so they can get their Instagram Likes up. It’s important to remember that people can't give you that ‘boom’ all the time. People think because they follow you on social media, they own you.”
Featuring a technicolour video, shot in the neon-lit wonderland that is God’s Own Junkyard in East London, ‘Gimme That Boom’ is an incessant earworm which gives Skindred’s legions of fans a first full flavour of what to expect from the upcoming album. The band did however tease another new track from it in their astounding set at Download Festival earlier this year when they debuted the pop-reggae masterpiece that is ‘L.O.V.E (Smile Please)’ and saw tens of thousands of rock fans skanking with delight in the sunshine.
These two sides of the album, ranging from joy to rage and love to fury, suggest that Smile is going to be hailed as the band’s masterpiece; an album that brings together all facets of Skindred’s music – from reggae to metal, rock to pop, dub to electro – into the most mind-expanding and potent collection of songs, designed to melt stereos around the world when it’s released next summer.
Skindred are currently on a massive European arena tour as special guests of Volbeat. The tour rolls into the UK and Ireland in December with dates as follows:
Skindred have also just been announced as next year’s headliners of both Dominion Festival in Durham May 7th and Takedown Festival in Portsmouth April 8th 2023. For more details go to www.skindred.net/live
Finland's Amberian Dawn unveil second ABBA cover “Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight)”; lyric video out now
Genre-merging Amberian Dawn does not shy away from experimenting with musical styles and combining nostalgic earworms with their dashing trademark sound. With their newest single “Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight)” vocalist Capri’s angelic voice merges with electrifying soundscapes to transform this ABBA classic into a metal experience never heard before.
The track comes with an exciting lyric video and is cut from their upcoming covers album, bringing world famous songs by the legendary ABBA into the metal world. Take A Chance – A Metal Tribute to ABBA will be released on December 2, 2022 via Napalm Records. Following their passion, this album pays tribute to one of their biggest inspirations and ushers in the dawn of an entirely new spin on the metal genre.
Tuomas Seppälä on the new single:
“This was an easy and obvious pick for this album. The song is a true masterpiece. It was easy to arrange into a metal version. For a while, I considered replacing the famous keyboard lead intro with guitar, but quite soon I wanted to keep the lead part played with keyboards. It gives more ABBA feeling to the song. Capri sings amazingly, once again. And for the very first time, we had a chance for our bassist to play slap bass in the middle part of the song. It's rarely heard in metal music.”
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Brazilian progressive death metallers Abstracted – whose sound blends the blistering technicality of acts such as Obscura and Necrophagist with moments evoking the progressive side of bands such as Opeth and The Faceless – have unveiled a new music video for their song “Wither to Dust” from their latest album, Atma Conflux. The new video can be viewed HERE - https://youtu.be/W_NskdxIlOg
“The ‘Wither to Dust’ video shows a little about Atma Conflux's lore,” explains singer Rosano Matiussi. “We have this story about a man, who is the main character of our album, who after murdering his wife in a fire that he caused (unintentionally) gets into a battle between good and evil. He has the visualization of two tulpas (a being that is created in imagination through spiritual or mental power in Tibetan Buddhism). The tulpas represent good and evil, good being the solar tulpa while bad is represented as the lunar tulpa. They follow him through his mental suffering and guide him through his redemption, where he's comforted by the solar tulpa and gets his retrieval.
We shot the story part at our drummer's house, and the band part at a hall in Cotia, a small city near São Paulo, Brazil. Movilabe was the team that recorded all the scenes, and they put special attention on choosing the correct camera and gear to get the best result for our idea. We hope everyone to enjoys the video and gets more into the Atma Conflux's storyline.”
Abstracted took their name from a song by Swedish melodic death metal greats Scar Symmetry. Influences from other European acts such as Gojira and Edge of Sanity, American bands such as Allegaeon and Between The Buried And Me, and genre giants such as Death and Coroner all formed the basis for the sound that the band explored on their thrilling 2015 debut EP, Ophidian. The group continued to build their name in the years that followed while balancing scholastic pursuits with live appearances on festivals throughout their native country.
Abstracted began working on their debut full-length, Atma Conflux with continued writing, crafting, and producing the record throughout 2019 and 2020. The new album sees the group integrating synthesizers and orchestral keyboards into their already-expansive sound. Previous videos from Atma Conflux were revealed earlier this year including “Between Samsara and Samadhi” https://youtu.be/VU1zTDIFbw4 and “Decree of Sunlight” (featuring guest vocals by Mike Semesky (Raunchy, Interloper)) https://youtu.be/msJX0ZQzeiM
Atma Conflux is available in stores, online or order direct all at www.smarturl.com/abstracted
Finnish melodic death metallers Admire The Grim release new single 'The Flood'; taken from their upcoming debut EP
Finnish melodic death metal band Admire the Grim is set to release their debut EP Rogue Five on January 13th 2023 via Inverse Records. The first single Rogue Five was released earlier with a music video. The second single The Flood is released today and it's available on all essential streaming platforms: https://push.fm/fl/atg-flood
Vocalist Katri Snellman comments on The Flood Single:
“The Flood was the first song that we wrote together. Jani came up with the idea for the instruments and I wrote the vocal and lyric lines. The lyrics are about the feeling of drowning into your own thoughts, described with a lot of metaphors”.
Guitarist Jani Loikkanen comments on Rogue Five Single:
“My goal was to write a song that has a catchy chorus and lead parts. There’s good energy and spirit for a sweet party. I wrote the intro riff first and that set the song up for a fast paced guitar riffage. And to be honest, this is definitely a song for guitar maniacs”.
Admire the Grim is a melodic death metal band from Lappeenranta, Finland. The group was formed by five friends in early 2021. In May 2022 the band released its first single ‘Storm the Barricade’ and in September 2022 music video and single for ‘Rogue Five’ saw the daylight. In November 2022 the second single ‘The Flood’ from ‘Rogue Five’ EP was released and the EP itself is published on January 2023 via Inverse Records.
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