Exactly two years after the release of their debut full-length album, Cern Sol, Romanian Black Metal band Genune announce the follow-up material, a second full-length album titled Inert & Unerring scheduled to be released in the Spring of 2021 in collaboration with Loud Rage Music.
Here's what the band had to say about the new album:
"Inert & Unerring contains tracks that are compositionally more akin to one another, but it otherwise follows the same stylistic choices seen in our previous album. Without going into detail, its theme revolves around identity and the past, exploring the notion of heritage through different lenses. Inert & Unerring is not a concept album, as the lyrics don’t have any plot or characters to follow along, they’re instead composed of images and perceptions put into words, to allow for personal interpretation. The title is taken from a novel written by Arthur Koestler, that is relevant to the subject matter of this album."
More details on Inert & Unerring are soon to be revealed. In the meantime Cern Sol is still available for streaming and download directly from the band: https://genune.bandcamp.com/
Indonesian brutal death metallers Sufism release debut album "Republik Rakyat Jelata via Brutal Mind
Republik Rakyat Jelata, the debut album from the Indonesian brutal death metal band Sufism, is out now via Brutal Mind.
Republik Rakyat Jelata contains 10 massive brutal songs which total just shy of a half an hour! The lyrics generally address topics concerning the nation of Indonesia, as well as Indonesian culture.
The album can be streamed and / or purchased at the links below.
Iman - Bass
Ari - Drums
Nanang - Vocals
Sandi - Guitar
Bulgarian thrash metallers Terravore release their new music video for the song "Journey To The End Of Time". The song is taken from their new album "Vortex Of Perishment" which was released last November 27th via Italian label Punishment 18 Records. The band have planned a promotional tour after the release party in Bulgaria (Sofia, Plovdiv, Varna, Burgas, Kazanlak, Ruse) and in Romania, Serbia and Greece.
Check out the music video here:- https://youtu.be/yTynDMF7Yk4
French operatic symphonic metallers Avaland sign with Rockshots Records; debut album "Theater Of Sorcery" out April 2021
Rockshots Records is proud to announce their signing of Grenoble, France's Avaland, an epic and symphonic metal opera, directed, written, and composed by young 22-year-old prodigy Adrien G. Gzagg.
Inspired by heroic fantasy, history, mythologies, and the esoteric, Gzagg decided to create an epic story with 8 characters. Entitled "Theater Of Sorcery", the debut will be a theatrical metal adventure that tells the story of a young sorcerer Adam Wilstorm who could be the salvation of bringing back the light to the kingdom of Avaland and during his journey, he must learn to control his powers linked to the Storm.
For Avaland, Gzagg reunited with four musician friends Camille Souffron (Bass), Christophe Feutrier (Guitars), Lucas Martinez (Guitars), and Léo Mouchonay (Drums) that he has performed with in the past to help him to record the metal opera's debut full-length. The record also includes talented guests for vocals and guitars with Ralf Scheepers (Primal Fear), Zak Stevens (Savatage/TSO), Zaher Zorgati (Myrath), Emmanuelson (Rising Steel), Stéphan Forté (Adagio), Madie (Nightmare) among many other great musicians.
"I started my heavy metal life as a great fan of Avantasia and Ayreon. I was impressed by those big teams Tobias Sammet and Arjen Lucassen could create. I quickly knew I would make something like this in my life! It wasn’t easy to find musicians who were crazy enough to follow me in this adventure, and I thank them so much for their trust in this project, especially guitarist Christophe Feutrier (guitars) my partner in crime for Avaland for 5 years now.
I like to also add that Avaland is not a “classic” band, it’s a Metal-Opera and when Covid is over, I plan to take it the stage with many vocalists to perform this theatrical tale of an epic and magical story. To sum it up, Avaland is a modern-age opera to not just fans of metal, but beyond!"
"Theater Of Sorcery" album will be released in April 2021, while first single is expected in January 2021!
An album teaser can be heard and viewed on YouTube:- https://youtu.be/yoynEMnaAPI
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Varang Nord is a folk metal band from the cold woodlands of Latvia. Their songs praise mighty battles, bloody sacrifices to the Old Gods and joyful northern feasts with endless mugs of ale. They combine harsh death metal riffs with epic accordion chants, creating a unique blend of northern pagan/folk metal.
The group was founded in 2014 by Max “Wolf” Popovs and Artems “Khurr” Kuricins and since then Varang Nord have released three studio albums: Fire Of The North (2014), Master Of The Forest (2015), Call Of Battle (2017), official music videos and played a lot of shows across the Baltic States, Germany, France, Spain, Belarus and Russia. Their crowning achievement thus far was winning the Wacken Metal Battle in 2019.
For 2021, Varang Nord plans to release a fourth studio album, Pārķiuņa Uomurs, worldwide via Sliptrick Records, to play a great bunch of live shows to support the record, to take a part in the Heathen Heroes European Tour with such a bands TYR and Arkona and participate at the legendary Wacken Open Air. For all this and much, much more, join Varang Nord on their journey.
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Band links: Official Website | Facebook | Youtube | Instagram | VK | On Sliptrick
Veteran Italian industrial metallers Aborym announce new album “Hostile”; music video for ‘Horizon Ignited’ out now
Italian industrial electronic metallers Aborym are back with their most challenging studio album to date. “Hostile” is the definitive magnum opus from a band who wrote an unforgettable piece of history in the extreme metal camp.
The follow-up to “Shifting.negative”, produced by Keith Hillebrandt (Nine Inch Nails, David Bowie, a.o.), is a consolidation and continuation of Aborym career. Rather than re-invent the wheel or try and compete with contemporary trends, this record takes the blueprint we know and love and sees the band adding even more layers and taking some of their work to its nth degree. They are unarguably heavy, and there are a lot of metal inspirations in their sound, but “Hostile” can be considered as a kaleidoscopic weird mix of psychedelia, electronic music, rock and experimental music. Aborym’s mission is simply to make music that has never been heard before.
“Hostile” will be released as digipak CD and digital on February 12th 2021 on Dead Seed Productions, while the vinyl version will be out in April 2021.
The pre-orders are available HERE: http://store.deadseedproductions.com/products/688626-aborym-hostile-digipak-cd-pre-order
To celebrate their long-awaited comeback Aborym unleash their first single ‘Horizon Ignited’ accompanied by a stunning video clip.
WATCH THE VIDEO for ‘Horizon Ignited’ HERE: https://youtu.be/VebIxygzASc
Listen/purchase ‘Horizon Ignite HERE: https://deadseedproductions.bandcamp.com/album/hostile
Commenting on ‘Horizon Ignited’ ABORYM’s mastermind Fabrizio Giannese aka Fabban says:
“Difficulties in remembering to forget. The new atheism. The ardent wish to finally forget about God: to discard the cherished illusion of God and definitively break away from the images and thoughts. The core hypothesis of this song is that the ‘death of God’ does not straight away imply that God is forgotten. The memory of God makes a reconsideration of God possible which avoids the widespread, but misleading alternative, between ‘the death of God’ on the one hand, and his alleged ‘return’ on the other. Two overall interests thereby intersect: an exegetical and a systematic one”.
Israeli Progressive Metallers Scardust post ‘Strangers’ release party on-demand video
Progressive symphonic metal act Scardust to celebrate the launch of their acclaimed new concept album “Strangers”, the Israeli band Scardust – praised by Prog Magazine as “serious contenders in the symphonic / prog metal world” – hosted a live-stream release party on Facebook on Nov. 14. The event featured the first-ever live performances of several songs from the new record, as well as a Q&A with special guest musician Patty Gurdy, who appears on the album’s “Concrete Cages”. Archived video of that event is now available for free on-demand viewing at YouTube here: https://youtu.be/CKMkV4MdDJc
00:00 - Break the Ice
04:09 - Tantibus II
08:16 - Q&A
15:30 - Arrowhead
20:52 - Thank You!
24:37 - Q&A with Patty Gurdy
34:52 - Gone
40:14 - Mist Challenge Winners
44:44 - Mist
Vocalist Noa Gruman states that:-
“2020 was a hell of a ride for Scardust! COVID-19 tried to sabotage the recording of our album and the making of no less than six music videos (and more to come), but we managed to keep to our schedule even when we barely could meet up with each other. Countless fans told us they wished they could see us live on stage with the new songs, so on Nov. 14, we returned to Bardo Studios, where we recorded the drums and choirs for 'Strangers,’ to play a live-stream show to celebrate the release of the new album. We’ve missed performing live so much, and it made us very happy to play live again and interact with our beloved audience. The thousands of people who joined the live stream that night made it double the thrill. This video is an unedited record of that wonderful event – technical glitches and all!"
An intriguing concept album built of complementary song pairs working from the outside in, “Strangers” is available now in stores and on digital music platforms such as Amazon, Apple Music, and Spotify. CD and limited-edition gray smoke vinyl editions of can also be ordered via https://smarturl.com/scardust2020.
Noa Gruman – Vocals
Yanai Avnet – Bass
Yadin Moyal – Guitar
Itai Portugali – Keyboards
Yoav Weinberg – Drums
Indonesian death metallers Kaligula releases official video for "Retorika Elite"
Indonesian Death Metal Gang Kaligula have released the official video for "Retorika Elite," a track from new album Doctrination of Atisamdha.
"Retorika Elite" (Official Video) - youtu.be/TjR2ewVO-yU
Brutal Mind released debut album Doctrination of Atisamdha on November 10. Those looking for a catchy, heavy, Indonesian Death Metal sound would do well to check out these rising stars!
The album can be streamed and/or purchased at the links below.
Wahyu - Bass
Monot - Drums
van'death - Guitars
Bayoe - Vocals
Latin metal kings Ill Niño are back with a brand new song, “Máscara,” featuring a guest performance from AJ Channer of Fire From The Gods along with vocalist Marcos Leal.
Available now via all digital music providers, Loudwire is offering fans a sneak peek at the video for “Máscara” today at https://loudwire.com/ill-nino-mascara-song-lyrics/.
“I’m very stoked to introduce ‘Máscara’ as a great addition to the Ill Niño legacy, and a highlight of my vocal career,” Leal says. “I’m honoured to have collaborated with our very good friend and one of my favourite vocalists in the game, AJ Channer, of Fire From The Gods. As someone who’s grown up as a fan of Ill Niño, and as a musician inspired by the band, I take pride and honour in crafting the vocals for the next generation. It’s something fans new and old will appreciate, and I look forward to throwing some chingasos in the pit with our Niño Familia in 2021!”
Channer adds, “Ill Niño is a band that will leave a strong lasting legacy on heavy music. Some of my earliest show experiences were Ill Niño shows. To be able to lend my voice to one of their songs includes me in that legacy. I was more than honored to sing on ‘Máscara.’”
“Máscara” (the mask) will be available tomorrow via Break Silence Music (BSM), which is distributed through ONE-RPM. Pre-order/pre-save the track at https://ps.onerpm.com/mascara. The magic of “Máscara” was captured by director/videographer Hunter Chapman (Motionless In White, A Day To Remember, In Hearts Wake).
Stronger than ever, Ill Niño’s revamped line-up now consists of original members bassist Laz Pina, drummer-founder Dave Chavarri, dominant frontman Marcos Leal (Shattered Sun), returning veteran percussionist Daniel Couto, crushing guitarists Jes DeHoyos (Sons Of Texas) and Sal Dominguez (ex-Upon A Burning Body).
The revitalized Ill Niño has acquired an incredible new team, and now represented worldwide by powerhouse booking agent Tim Borror of Sound Talent Group (Lamb Of God, Breaking Benjamin, I Prevail, Black Veil Brides). A new album titled IllMortals is planned for 2021 with additional guest appearances by long-time friend Sonny Sandoval of P.O.D. on "All Or Nothing" and extended familia, Benji Webb (Skindred) and many others to be announced.
Hailing from Turkey, post metal outift Bipolar Architecture are glad to announce the signing of a deal with Wormholedeath for the release of their full-length album "The Criticizer", date TBA.
On the 5th of December, 2020 they will release their first single "Dystopia Is The Reality", taken from the above mentioned upcoming album.
Bipolar Architecture was founded by Sarp Keski (vocals / guitars), Enes Akovalı (bass) and Burak Altıparmak (lead guitars). Then with the joining of Ata Çetin (drums), the line-up was completed in early 2020. Bipolar Architecture are located in both Berlin (Germany) and Istanbul (Turkey).
Their debut 3-song EP "The Tragic Protagonist" was self released in May, 2020 on digital platforms such as Spotify, Deezer and Apple Music.
The sound consists of various genres blended harmoniously; such as post-rock, melodic black / death metal, djent and metalcore, with atmospheric lead guitars and groovy drums combining with screaming and growling vocals. We call it post-metal.
BIPOLAR ARCHITECTURE are:
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