Bodom After Midnight, featuring former members of Children Of Bodom, have signed an official worldwide (excl. Japan) contract with premier Austrian rock and metal label Napalm Records.
Bodom After Midnight - Alexi, Daniel, Mitja, Waltteri - state that:-
"We are far beyond thrilled to start working with Napalm Records. We feel that they can provide the best possible temple for a boulder called Bodom After Midnight to roll over all the archaeologists who claim that metal music is on the brink of extinction. Since the world is more or less in a stand still state right now, we are spending all the time we’d normally spend on the road making new music. Our new family at Napalm is giving us the liberty to make music that you can bang your head to very soon.”
Thomas Caser, Managing Director Napalm Records adds:
“Welcome Bodom After Midnight. I have been following the career of Alexi Laiho since the first COB albums and have always been a huge fan. It’s needless to say that we are delighted to finally work with such a talent and we cannot wait for the first bits of music to be unleashed to the metal world. This will be BIG!”
After nearly three decades, ten studio full-lengths, two live albums, hundreds of concerts, a Gold certification and many chart-breaking successes, legendary Finnish export Children Of Bodom closed one section and opened another thrilling brand new chapter in their musical career - carrying their well-known spirit and adding some exciting new elements. Vocalist Alexi Laiho and guitarist Daniel Freyberg have joined forces with Waltteri Väyrynen (known as a drummer for Paradise Lost), Mitja Toivonen (ex-Santa Cruz bassist) and live keyboardist Vili Itäpelto to form the explosive new metal pillar Bodom After Midnight!
Named after a track on Follow the Reaper, the newly staffed supergroup already played their exclusive first live set, showcasing their inexorable musical intensity.
Bodom After Midnight are currently working on some exciting new tunes and have entered their studio to record new material. Prepare for a new metal era! More to come soon ...
Bodom After Midnight on their plans for 2021:
"As most of our gigs and touring plans for 2020 got cancelled, meanwhile we've been working hard on our upcoming full-length album that's supposed to see the light of the day in late 2021. To make the wait a little easier we want to give a treat to our fans and announce that we’ve just finished the recordings for two brand new bone-crushing and neck-breaking Bodom After Midnight songs! Needless to say we're absolutely thrilled about this and we can guarantee there's killer stuff coming up your way! Cheers and stay tuned for more info!”
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Northern Irish extreme metal musician Andy Clarke (The Crawling) unveils new depressive metal project, Sollein
Andy Clarke, known primarily for fronting death / doom metal act The Crawling, has released details of his new solo project "Sollein." The music is penned as more of a black metal approach, focusing on depressive subject matter, and delving into even darker places than his usual lyrical themes.
The first single, "Another Side of Sadness" is due for a digital release on all major platforms Friday 18th December via Presolus Records, a 3-track EP will follow.
“I sometimes find myself filled with creativity, but no outlet. There are many ideas and emotions i feel need translated into music, but often isn’t achievable in a full band set up. For this reason i began Sollein; writing music without boundaries, no constrictions i usually feel compelled to impose on myself. I have introduced synth, multiple guitars, clean vocal over-laced with a black metal delivery. The result has been an emotive, depressive listen. This makes me happy.”
Formed in of 2020, Sollein is a single man musical project, composed by Andy Clarke of The Crawling. Sollein is currently a studio project designed to provide a creative release for the feelings of solitude, depression and purposelessness we have all found ourselves in.
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Estonian progressive metallers Emphasis have announced the addition of vocalist Deniss “Bowrush” Burashnikov to the group's ranks.
The band was founded in 2010 in Estonia and over 10 years it positioned itself as a female-fronted formation enriched by female singers Anet Vaikmaa (2010-2013) and Anna Ganina (2013-2020).
Members of Emphasis admit that:-
“Anna's departure was a real challenge for us that changed Emphasis completely from a musical point of view. After several musical experiments with jazz on our previous record "Soul Transfer" we decided to move towards art rock and ... now we're thrilled to announce our new vocalist - Deniss “Bowrush” Burashnikov (Asankheya, Metallicity).
His voice timbre fits perfectly into the new material, as well as his natural poetic talent that went into writing the lyrics for the upcoming EP. Welcome on board, Denny!”
The release of brand new EP “Spiral of Time” is scheduled for December 16 and will be available digitally. The forthcoming EP features 6 tracks inspired by space aesthetics.
“Throughout history people have always been searching for ways to cleanse themselves. They’ve always been searching for… The Purge”
Dutch powerhouse Within Temptation have released the video for their brand-new single ‘The Purge’, which sees frontwoman Sharon den Adel search for self-redemption.
The track is a full-throttle rock song, heavy and dramatic with an addictive chorus, and contains elements of the classic Within Temptation sound, whilst pushing forward into new sonic territory and has received an amazing response from international press.
Adel offers her thoughts on the new single:-
“The Purge’ revolves around self-reflection and a search for redemption. No one gets through life without scars or without inflicting them on others and there will always be moments in your life you start questioning your choices. You start realizing you've made mistakes, causing harm to not only others but also to yourself. To confess, to acknowledge and to accept these mistakes, can be a very painful process - however, inescapable when the burden becomes too heavy.”
‘The Purge’ follows the release of ‘Entertain You’ - a song that marked the beginning of a series of digital single releases and exceeded all expectations. ‘Entertain You’ peaked at #1 of ‘Most Added Songs’ in the Billboard Mainstream Rock Indicator Chart and debuted in the Top 50 of the Mainstream Rock Charts in the USA. The song also garnered airplay on over 40 leading radio stations across America and became a European hit.
It’s also had a fantastic reception in the UK with fans and media alike praising its dramatic new sound for the band – with the single proving an airplay hit on rotation at Kerrang Radio, as well as the band featuring in the UK rock press.
Stand by for further new music to come from Within Temptation in 2021!
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