French metalcore mob Dizorder stream new album 'SKY//LIGHT''; out now on CD & digital through all platforms
French metalcore newcomers Dizorder finally released their debut full-length album called 'SKY//LIGHT', available right now on CD & Digital through all platforms.
In addition to the official release-news, the band also shared the whole effort for free streaming on Bandcamp.
Stream 'SKY/LIGHT' on your favourite platform
...For the record...
Born from Val-d'Oise, Dizorder recently won 2 days of training at Le Forum de Vauréal to get prepared for any gig and has been elected by the audience of the open mic of La Ruche 2018.
Driven by the brutal screams of their female singer, the band offers an alternative metal at the crossroads between Flyleaf, Deftones, Northlane and frees themselves from more lyrical spheres.
For fans of Northlane, Deftones, Flyleaf...
Buy physical album + merch on the Dizzygang webstore
Hungarian folk metallers Dalriada premiere new song and lyric video “Őszi ének”
Hungarian folk metal band Dalriada has shared another new song called “Őszi ének” (English: Autumn Song), which is taken from their forthcoming album “Őszelő” to be released in Spring 2021. You can watch the lyric video and read the English translation of the lyrics on the link below.
Dalriada: Őszi ének (Official lyric video) - youtu.be/-Otb_kiNbE4
András Ficzek (vocals, guitars) on the lyric video:-
“Brothers and Sisters! We’re proud and happy to present you “Őszi ének” (Autumn Song) from our “Őszelő” album. It’s one of our biggest favourite from the new record, and it’s a great summary of our thoughts about Hungarian folk metal these days. If you like it, or even if you don’t, please share your opinion with us, and share the song itself to let it reach as many people as possible!”
The band premiered the first song from “Őszelő” in June, “Ezer Csillag” (English: A Thousand Stars) is a unique ballad, an original composition with the authentic sound of traditional Hungarian folk music, featuring the band’s long time collaborators, Fajkusz Banda on violins, violas and double bass.
Dalriada - Ezer csillag (Official Music Video) - youtu.be/Or5l3HovzsM
Dalriada are Hungary’s most popular folk metal band, having released 10 full-length albums over 15 years with their unique sound and music performed with both male and female clean vocals and occasional growls. They’ve gained significant attention over the years, recording a song with Korpiklaani singer Jonne Järvelä, being constant performers of the biggest European metal festivals (like Sabaton Open Air, Leyendas del Rock, Wacken, Masters of Rock and Ragnarök Festival, etc.), toured in Japan with Orphaned Land and Myrath, performed on the 7000 Tons of Metal Festival on the cruise ship sailing the Caribbeans, and they’ve also toured in Europe with Faroese metal band Týr last year.
German symphonic metallers Aeternitas unleash official video for "My Haunted Mind"
Symphonic metal masters Aeternitas are proud to release the official video to "My Haunted Mind" as a Christmas gift to their fans!
"My Haunted Mind" is a track taken from their latest studio effort "Haunted Minds", out via Wormholedeath / Aural Music Group.
“We’re very happy to release a Christmas special: the official music video "My Haunted Mind". This heart-breaking ballad is the most played song of our new album „Haunted Minds“ on Spotify and we hope you’ll enjoy the video version as well.”
Stream or Order "Haunted Minds" HERE
Get your CD copy HERE
Music video by Alex Hunzinger
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Hair & make-up Anja Hunzinger
Tolkien-inspired Italian progressive metal orchestra Ainur sign with Rockshots Records
It’s been 17 years since Ainur thought to transform Tolkien’s masterpiece “The Silmarillion” into music. Each member of the band was lost in his own musical themes inspired by Tolkienian mythology. As if hypnotized, they outrageously composed themes for the main characters and started to imagine this huge concept work to which they still work on today.
Ainur has signed with Rockshots Records to release the highly anticipated “War of The Jewels”, which sees the band take an interesting evolution in sound from previous releases. Ainur will completely immerse fans in J.R.R.Tolkien’s war atmospheres. They have imagined every story and every battle and recreate them through unique and deep music.
The band explains in further detail:
“We always follow the path that Tolkien himself has outlined in his tales, so we tried to create a concept that embraces the Wars of Beleriand throughout the album. Since the topic is a little bit complex this time, we thought to divide the concept into two albums: then, side by side with “Children of Hurin” and “Lay of Leithian”, they will flow into a big opera that will unite the third chapter of Wars of Beleriand and Lays of Beleriand.”
The band further comments on releasing with Rockshots Records:
“This is the first album without our historical label Electromantic. We owe a lot to Beppe and his staff, but we felt that we needed something new for our project. There were some labels interested in having us on their roster but when we talked with Roberto and Valerio from Rockshots Records we realized that that was the right way. And now that we are releasing the album we can say that we made the right choice.”
The compositional process of “War of The Jewels” has been very long. It started in 2009 (or maybe before) and it ended more or less last year. Ainur sees it as their “rebirth” album. They have been working hard composing and arranging their music to create the best tribute to Tolkien’s histories that they can.
Fans of Tolkien’s work along with fans of Ayreon, Queen, and John Williams will be surprised by the majesty and the energy of this work.
The 2021 release date for “War of the Jewels” through Rockshots Records will be announced at a later date.
Russian brutal death metallers Insect Inside unveil new single 'Posthumous Grief', taken from their 'The First Shining Of New Genus' album
Gore House Productions recently announced that they had signed Russian exponents of savage brutality, Insect Inside, for the 2021 release of their debut album, The First Shining Of New Genus. Now band and label are ready to unveil the first rotten fruits of their new alliance, with the lead single from The First Shining... premiering at the Gore House Productions YouTube channel. Grit your teeth and hold on tight, it's time for 'Posthumous Grief'!
Watch the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5gXmpY8RA48&feature=youtu.be
'Posthumous Grief' is definitely one of the stand out tracks from The First Shining Of New Genus and it features a guest vocal performance from Kevin Muller of The Merciless Concept. Kevin is a hugely respected vocalist in the brutal death metal scene who also sings with Soils Of Fate and has performed guest vocals for Suffocation. Also appearing on The First Shining... album are Roman Vlasenko from Abnormity and Kirill Nazarov from Decomposition Of Entrails.
The band have shared a few words with us to give you an idea of what to expect when you head to the Gore House channel...
"Our album is a symbiosis of several subgenres of brutal death metal! You will hear insane blastbeats, atmosphere, slamming riffs and technical riffs inherent in technical death metal, and of course ultra brutal guttural with old school growling. Our members love all death metal, from Ulcerate and Gorguts to Last Day Of Humanity, which is why on the album we tried to come to a common denominator through the theme of an ancient and undersoil swarm of insects that woke up in order to devour humanity and revive their population! Our goal is to get the listener to move to the beat of our slam grooves and just enjoy full quality brutality!"
So now you know what awaits, it's time to expose yourself to 'Posthumous Grief'!
The First Shining Of New Genus will be unleashed on February 19th 2021 and pre-orders are live now!
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Finnish folk metal veterans Korpiklaani release single & music video for "Sanaton Maa"
Today Finnish Folk Metal Superstars Korpiklaani release another single from their forthcoming album "Jylhä" (out February 5th, 2021 on Nuclear Blast). The melodic and undeniably catchy song 'Sanaton Maa' is again accompanied by a darkly atmospheric & folklore-laden music video featuring actor Yrjänä Ermala in a lead role.
Watch the video for 'Sanaton Maa' here:- https://youtu.be/68L3fU164w4
Accordion player Sami Perttula comments:
"Sanaton maa is meant to be a throwback to the 80’s with a folky twist: I wanted to write a classic sounding mid-tempo hair metal song with a killer chorus that includes all the elements I like to hear in a good song. While listening to this I can travel back in time on the back seat of an old Honda Accord that was cosmetically fixed with way too much putty and barely worked…. on the other hand that didn’t matter because it was also tuned with woofers more expensive than the car. Happy ending!"
Singer Jonne Järvelä chimes in:
"All I needed to do after that was add fuzzy dice to it!"
Video director Markku Kirves adds:
"Sanaton Maa is the third Korpiklaani video with the same main character and this time I wanted to tell something about his profession. In this video we see a blacksmith with his young apprentice, to whom he is now passing his knowledge. On the way to the smith, the boy sees something stunning under the water. As a warning, man decides to tell him an old legend about what happened at the same spot a long time ago. But does our apprentice really listen...?"
The story behind 'Sanaton Maa':
"Folklore tells a story of a young man named Matti ploughing a field along a river. When finished, he took the horse to the pen walking past the bathing spot on the river. The men on the other side of the river were making hay and at the same time heard a voice from the water saying “Time has passed but no man has come”. Matti, having not heard the voice, decided to go swimming. Men on the other side told him he shouldn't because they had heard such a voice. They said a man from the village had drowned in that place a long time ago. Matti replied that he was not going to swim after all, but was at least going to wash his hands and face. He leaned towards the water, had a heart attack and sank into the water. The legend is known at least in Kaukola and Valkeala."
PRE-ORDER THE ALBUM HERE: - http://nblast.de/KorpiklaaniJylha
Dutch symphonic metal veterans Epica release video for the acoustic version of their single 'Abyss Of Time'
Dutch symphonic metal giants Epica recently announced the release of their new album "Omega", out on February 26th 2021 via Nuclear Blast. "Omega" is the band’s first studio album in five years. Last month, EPICA also revealed the first single and video clip from the album, titled 'Abyss Of Time', which was viewed on YouTube over a million times within its first week. Today, the band reveal a video for an acoustic version of that single.
Watch the clip here: https://youtu.be/tpy-KdtLsZY
Keyboarder Coen Janssen comments:
"For the Omega release we rewrote 4 songs into acoustic versions. This is our way of relaxing after a period of working hard and intense on heavy music. Being able to wind down and see if the songs still ‘work’ without all the bombast feels like coming home. It also enables us to explore other musical styles than metal and challenges us to be creative in a different way than we are used to. Enjoy our first single “Abyss of Time” as if it was played in an Irish Pub while enjoying a nice pint with all your friends!!"
Pre-order the album in the format of your choice, here: http://nblast.de/Epica-Omega
Canadian modern metallers Juliet Ruin share drum play-through for latest single “Dark Water”
This past November, Edmonton, Canada's Juliet Ruin excited fans with their new single “Dark Water”. Their first of many new sounds to come since releasing their highly praised 2019 album "Old Stardust, Love, and Chaos".
The hot new track features a guest guitar solo from their good friend Diego Fernandez (Eye of Horus) and is the preview to their next EP of the same title that will arrive in 2021. The upcoming EP represents a step into a heavier domain continuing on with the low-tuned guitars along with taking a slightly different direction from originally three vocalists to one with frontwoman Jess Ruin fully taking over vocals.
In continuation of promoting the single, Juliet Ruin drummer Jesse Bauman is showcasing his behind the scenes playing on the track with a play-through video, which can be viewed via its premiere on Sonic Perspectives HERE.
"For our new single Dark Water, we had discussed showcasing a significantly harder side we haven’t explored yet. With that in mind, I had a vision for the drums the second that I heard that opening guitar riff. Heavy, hard hitting and driving. Dark Water didn’t require 300bpm blast beats or mind bending polyrhythms, the song screamed simplicity with flair. From the funky hit hats, to the heavy double kick, I feel like the drums in Dark Water are a perfect blend of KISS (keep it simple, stupid) and Djent."
Juliet Ruin is recommended for anyone who enjoys heavy and melodic metal with powerful vocals, especially those who already have The Agonist, Jinjer, and Killswitch Engage in rotation.
“Dark Water” is available on Spotify, Apple Music.
Lyric Video can be viewed here.
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Portuguese dark heavy metallers King Baal sign with Wormholedeath and release official video to "Immortality"
Portuguese heavy metal combo King Baal signed a deal with Wormholedeath for the release of their debut album "Conjurements", due for digital release on 29 01 2021 worldwide.
"Somewhere between Doom, Symphonic and pure Heavy Metal, King Baal hail from Portugal with a very personal approach to metal, blending powerful and intense patterns with occasional dreamy musical landscapes."
"We are thrilled to be part of the Wormholedeath team and join such a fantastic and talented artist roster, as we believe this is the perfect partnership for releasing our debut album."
Somewhere between Doom, Symphonic and pure Heavy Metal, King Baal hail from Portugal with a very personal approach to metal, blending powerful and intense patterns with occasional dreamy musical landscapes. This emotion filled energy is topped with a mix of sung, spoken and screaming vocals, thus adding even more depth to the band’s dark mood.
All these elements are present in King Baal’s first effort “Conjurements”, an eight track album inspired by King Solomon’s writings and set for release by WormHoleDeath, on 29-01-2021. Recorded and produced by Narciso Monteiro at Interstellar Cloud Studios, the album features a rich lineup with members that have played and recorded with bands like Heylel, Nihility, Sotz and Lyfordeath.
Joana Carvalho : Vocals
Narciso Monteiro : Guitars, Vocals
João Amorim : Bass
Luis Moreira : Drums
Moldovan modern metallers Infected Rain enter the studio + issue update on new music
Moldovan modern metal band Infected Rain is thrilled to announce that they have entered the studio to begin recording their upcoming fifth full-length album! Frontwoman Lena Scissorhands has issued an official update from the studio, hinting at what’s coming next with their music and conceptual themes.
Lena Scissorhands says:
"Working on the new album is like a breath of fresh air for us! We needed this like never before! So much to say, so much to talk about... This challenging year gave us a lot to think about on a personal and social level. Every song here is painfully sincere and raw, digesting it might take you a minute."
In anticipation of the upcoming music, the Moldovan frontrunners have revealed a brand new “sing-through” video featuring a passionate studio performance by Lena Scissorhands of the hard-hitting track “Taphephobia”, cut from their most recent full-length album, Endorphin.
Watch the sing-through video of “Taphephobia” HERE
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