Just about 2 months to go until February 24th 2017, the day My Kingdom Music will release "Sacred / Scared" the debut album of the female fronted extreme metal band 5RAND.
Recorded at Kick Recording Studios (Rome, Italy), engineered and mixed by Marco Mastrobuono (Fleshgod Apocalypse, Hour of Penance) and mastered at Finnvox (Helsinki, Finland) by Mika Jussila (Nightwish, Amorphis, Children of Bodom), it will stand at the deep heart of each listener with the alienating extreme sound of their proposal in the best Arch Enemy, In Flames, Gojira tradition.
Meanwhile they provide you a window on what goes on their intense live shows with a fantastic performance in "Preacher Of Lies" a video taken in Rome at Traffic Club supporting the mighty Fleshgod Apocalypse where Julia, singer of the band, shows how skillful, versatile and talented she is! Here is the link - https://youtu.be/8kVnnUIL0ik
Keep your eyes peeled for more news heading your way soon!
Only one week ago, folk metal superstars Eluveitie have announced that their new line-up is finally set! They have taken a lot of time with the search for new musicians and now they have designed a new website (www.eluveitie.ch) on which there is a countdown to reveal the new line-up! New and old band members will be presented little by little with a wanted poster, videos and interviews. The complete new line-up will be unveiled on January 5th, one day before the band's own festival, 'Eluveitie & Friends', will take place at Z7, Pratteln, Switzerland! At this festival, Eluveitie will perform with their new line-up for the first time!
On December 15th, the first new band member was revealed: their new drummer Alain Ackermann. On Sunday 18th he made a 'live question & answer' for his fans!
If you want to get more information about Alain, check his Facebook homepage: http://www.facebook.com/officialalainackermann/
Make sure you don't miss the 'Eluveitie & Friends' festival and catch one of the last tickets to enjoy Eluveitie live and in full strength with their new line-up! Get your tickets here:
2-day passes: http://www.z-7.ch/event.php?eventid=1297
Friday, Jan 6th: http://www.z-7.ch/event.php?eventid=1295
Saturday, Jan 7th: http://www.z-7.ch/event.php?eventid=1296
You can also still get some Meet & Greet tickets here:
VIP Upgrades Jan 6th: http://bit.ly/2gyyH02
VIP Upgrades Jan 7th: http://bit.ly/2fEJrW3
Wormholedeath are proud to announce that Meltdown (Metal / Metalcore from Norway) have signed a distribution deal with the label for the worldwide release of their debut album "Answers".
Digital Release : 20th January 2017 (Wormholedeath / The Orchard)
Physical Release : 17th February 2017 (Aural Music Group)
U.S.A. : 10th March 2017 (Wormholedeath U.S.A.)
Japan (Wormholedeath Japan / DiskUnion) TBA.
Meltdown had this to say:-
"We are delighted to announce that we have signed a worldwide distribution deal for our debut album “Answers” with WormHoleDeath Records. A debut album is of course very dear to us, and it became instantly obvious to us that WHD and the staff, with Carlo Bellotti and Thomas Hansen in particular, are the right company and people to cooperate with.
Not only do they work professionally with a solid network around the world, but they also care personally, understand our music and share our passion, which is so rare in the business. In short, we prefer to work with great people and WHD and the staff ticks all the boxes.
Carlo wants to be as a part of the band and obviously this passion means more to him than just the business. As a band you can´t ask for more dedication than that. We are really looking forward to a long and successful cooperation with the great people at WHD."
Hot off the heels of their critically acclaimed debut demo, Englaryk, Iceland's Endalok strike again - and quickly - with their debut mini-album, Úr Draumheimi Viðurstyggðar, set for international release on January 20th, 2017 via Signal Rex. And today, heavily trafficked web-portal NoCleanSinging.com premieres the new track "Eldhaf" in its entirety exclusively HERE.
While they still may bear some of the same immersive traits as their established countrymen, Endalok here present a bold assertion of their own, unique identity. Across its 24-minute runtime, the five tracks that comprise Úr Draumheimi Viðurstyggðar explode with a weirder, wilder, and more winding distillation of everything that made Englaryk so immediately engrossing - and entrancing. Within its sound-world, Endalok dwell within a ritualistic sort of womb that hauntingly gestates, pulsing with a distant-yet-overwhelming cadence that subtly shapeshifts. It's a similarly shadowy dance as Englaryk - that sense of slow-motion vertigo, as different beyond-the-shade textures come into focus, only to wither away again - but given grim, hideous purpose as the band's confidence in their vision grows. Still young, Endalok are weaving sorcery like masters on Úr Draumheimi Viðurstyggðar. As a bonus on the vinyl edition, the B-side will feature the entire Englaryk demo.
In the meantime, hear the new track "Eldhaf" exclusively HERE, courtesy of NoCleanSinging.com. You can also hear the opening track to Úr Draumheimi Viðurstyggðar, "Afskræming holds og sálar," exclusively HERE.
Brazil's Aeon Prime have posted a new lyric video for their track 'The Commandments' in support of their debut album 'Future Into Dust' produced, mixed and mastered by renowned producer Pedro Esteves (Liar Symphony) and featured vocal coaching by singer Leandro Caçoilo (Seventh Seal, Pit Passarell). Cover art was created by artist Ed Anderson.
Watch 'The Commandments' at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BPoBothAdEQ
Galactic Empire have recently announced their self-titled album, to be released on 3rd February via Rise Records. Alongside the record, the band have just premiered 'Rehearsal One' which can be viewed here.
With a couple of singles that quickly captured the attention of music and sci-fi fans alike, the announcement of the band's highly anticipated debut album should be welcome news.
In a joint statement, the band says: “At long last! Our preparations are com...plete. The mighty Galactic Empire will unleash our ultimate weapon in the battle to bring heavy metal to your galaxy. The puny humans at Velocity and Rise Records have succumbed to the crushing power of the Dark Side and will release our debut full-length album on which we pay tribute to Supreme Sith Overlord John Williams with 11 tracks of pure sonic devastation. Join us, and together, we can rule the galaxy!"
Check out Galactic Empire performing the main Star Wars theme
Wed-1-Feb London UK 02 Academy Islington
Thu-2-Feb Southampton UK Joiners
Fri-3-Feb Milton Keynes UK The Craufard Arms
Sat-4-Feb Brighton UK Patterns
Sun-5-Feb Plymouth UK The Hub
Mon-6-Feb Bristol UK Fleece
Tue-7-Feb Cardiff UK Globe
Wed-8-Feb Birmingham UK Academy 3
Thu-9-Feb Leamington Spa UK Zephyr Lounge
Fri-10-Feb Manchester UK Satans Hollow
Sat-11-Feb Edinburgh UK Opium
Sun-12-Feb Glasgow UK ABC2
Mon-13-Feb Newcastle UK Academy2
Tue-14-Feb Reading UK Sub89
Wed-15-Feb Oxford UK Academy2
Thu-16-Feb Derby UK The Venue
Texas Death Metal Outfit Desecrate The Faith will release sophomore album Unholy Infestation March 3 on Comatose Music. You can check out a promo video for new song "Shrine of Enmity" at this location.
Comatose Music has formed an unholy alliance with Texas born death metal monstrosity Desecrate The Faith. Rising from the infernal flames of Houston in 2012, they soon released their successful debut Disfigured Arrangement in 2014, then followed up with American and European tours. Now Desecrate The Faith has returned with their punishing sophomore full length Unholy Infestation. Complete with unrelenting blasphemies, bringing technical style riffs alongside merciless blast beats and putrid guttural vocals. With bestial tracks like "Malignant Divinity" and "Angel Eater," the band is unleashing a demonic entity that fans of all death metal can feast upon. Be on the lookout for this sacrilegious offering of godless brutality!
German based Modern Metallers Don't Try This signs with Boersma-Records. Here is their official press release:
"The next chapter has begun! (Deutsche Version darunter). We are truly proud to announce that we have signed up at Boersma - Records. It was a long, hard road to get here, but the real journey starts now!
We want to invite each one of you to accompany us with this. To write down a story which is bigger than a five headed modern metal band. It's a story about family! A family that takes everyday life in the centre of attention and turns supposedly small subjects into big ones! Yes, that's the story about Don't Try This and each one of YOU! It's OUR story, it is #DttFamily! <3
So let us take the next step together and say "You're welcome" to our new common friend "Boersma - Records"."
Check them out here:
The End Of Everything
New Zealand's Forsaken Age to release 'Vengeance Of The Slain on Metal Hell Records
January 2017 will see the worldwide release of the EP Vengeance of the Slain by Forsaken Age on Metal Hell Records! Hailing from Auckland, New Zealand Forsaken Age is traditional heavy metal for fans of classic acts like Manowar, Running Wild, Hellion, Doro…
Formed in 2009 Forsaken Age cast their eye over a scene that was quick to forget the very essence of Heavy Metal and it’s origins. Heavy Metal was fast becoming a memory from a forgotten age. Forsaken Age made the call for all heavy metal warriors to stand together, make their mark and battle to keep true metal alive
Forsaken Age released their debut album “Back From Extinction” in 2012, signalling the band’s intention and desire to honour only the true warriors of steel. This was followed by two New Zealand tours and a tour with Ripper Owens. From there the band went from strength to strength as a live act supporting Nightwish, Korpiklanni, Alestorm and many Australian touring bands. So far having played a number of festivals in New Zealand and Australia including Steel Assassins – True Metal Festival. The road will call again in 2017.
2017 will see the worldwide release of the EP Vengeance of the Slain on Metal Hell Records on CD & Digital formats. True to form the EP is traditional heavy metal - sounding a call to metal warriors everywhere!
Hungarian female fronted metallers Ann My Guard have released a new lyric video for “Hekate“, the song is taken from their forthcoming album ‘Ourania‘, due out on January 13, digital and January 27, 2017 as CD via Rock’N’Growl Records. The video was made by Molnár Alexandra "Rusek".
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