"Mayhem" is a track taken from Iranian metal fighters Artamene's upcoming album "Ziggurat", due for release on the 21st January 2022 via Wormholedeath worldwide.
"Artamene’s Ziggurat is a blistering yet not overpowering journey into Persian mythology. The album is heavy and progressive yet still melodic."
Check out the new single here:- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lBRfUMrKZRg
Progressive metalcore outfit Silvercord from Dallas, Texas are bringing forward their brand new single 'Glider' via Famined Records, and is now available on various music streaming platforms. Silvercord are showcasing their complex, virtuosic, and experimental compositional talents within the track.
In regards to the song, the band stated:-
"These past couple years have been a wild ride for us and everybody else. Sometimes it's hard to see a tomorrow when you're faced with so many struggles. This song describes what it's like to constantly go through the ups and downs of life. Just when it feels like you're soaring, you come crashing down again."
Formed in 2016, Silvercord is a 5-piece progressive metalcore group from Dallas, Texas. With influences ranging from Northlane and Architects to heavier acts such as Vildhjarta, the band aims to create their own unique sound to provide fans with a new listening experience. After self-releasing their debut EP "Flora" in 2018, the band has recently signed to Famined Records for their next release, which will raise the bar even higher. The five track sophomore EP "Umbral" was recorded by Carson Slovak and Grant McFarland at Atrium Audio (Erra, August Burns Red) and will release in 2022.
Coming in with a banger, Cincinnati metalcore outfit Coldharbour are premiering the official music video visualizer for their brand-new single 'Soul Tempest' via Hollowed Records / Kontrolla Music Group. 'Soul Tempest' is the title track to the band's upcoming debut full-length record, set to be released on March 4th, 2022.
In regards to the new single, the band states:-
"Taking place as the focal point of the album and therefore the title track, 'Soul Tempest' represents the dichotomy of authoritative powers during the US 2020 Presidential Race. This also serves as the third part of the story between “The Rhetorician” and “The Individual.” No matter the side of the political spectrum you’re on, ultimately those in power are fighting for just that: power. With promises of making the world a better place, the governing parties are ultimately watching out for their own interests and will have no problems making bloodshed of those participating in this “democratic” process. 'Soul Tempest' reflects the storm called “democracy” that ensues every 4 years in the United States."
Originating in Cincinnati, OH, Coldharbour is a 4-piece metalcore band. Originally the band started as a for-fun “serious” side project from some of the members from BROJOB. Since then, Coldharbour has taken its own melodic, yet devastatingly heavy form. Progressive roots in percussion and bass compliment the ambient guitar leads, coupled with ferocious rhythm guitar cadences. To match this orthodox energy comes booming gutturals, shrieking highs, and eruptive hardcore-rooted screaming, with a touch of haunting clean vocals to match.
For Fans Of: Whitechapel, Born Of Osiris, Currents
Here the words from the Singer Greta Antico:
“The lyrics of 'Our Lady Of Sorrows' represent a prayer raised to the sky, it is the question made by someone who does not find his place in the world and with the greatest despair has the intention to awaken a divinity, good or malevolent, from Her sleep. The desperate one calls her by different names to make sure he/she is not mistaken and in the end the deity responds and agrees to take the one who called her under her protection.
Ours is a warrior goddess, barren mother of children who come to her in despair and who finally answers by asking for devotion and sacrifice in return, it is an exchange, a call to be part of a larger family, certainly very far from the "Christian Lady Of Sorrows" but somehow close to the figure of "Mother".
This representation can also be interpreted as a voice, something that comes from the heart, an emotion that wakes up inside us and that pushes us to become something else, that asks us to move, that gives us the strength that we feel when it seems that nothing can save us, and then instead, gathered all our strength, allows us to succeed.”
The video represents the protagonist in search of an answer, she hears music and tries to follow it, she needs to find a solution to her problems and she looks for it through 'Our Lady Of Sorrows'.
Instead she finds in her path the four of us, who in one way or another, guide her towards the "Cathedral" where we are playing. Of course, by the time she gets there, it will be too late. She will be left with a book though, and... who knows, it could be the solution to all her problems or her worst damnation…
“The Call”, New album due on January 21st is available for the pre-order at the following link: https://www.musicforthemassesdistro.com/product/hellfox-the-call/
The album will be distributed in Italy by EGEA MUSIC Italy, in Europe by CODE 7 UK and by WORMHOLEDEATH Japan, besides all digital platforms.
Hellfox trademark is represented by the dualism between Greta and Priscilla’s voices, which intertwine while telling the tales of the album. But let the band members’ words speak for their own:
“Hellfox is an alternative metal (alt-metal) leaning towards melodic death metal. In spite of four rather different musical backgrounds, we’re on the same page on the inspiration we draw from Amorphis, In Flames & Dark Tranquillity in the process of song writing, while we’ve chosen to detach from the symphonic context, widely regarded as feminine, inserting acid, distorted synths in order to create a modern mood we felt our own and committed more adherently to the pop vibe of Greta’s melodic voice.
The dualism existing within Hellfox is not to be meant as a conflicting one, it’s rather the result of different voices interacting inside the human soul, different faces if we want to put it down this way. Faces mingling and generating the person in itself, in its entirety, who create and live in harmony and balance although seemingly clashing one another.
We do not use masks to conform to the mass, while we don’t even want to distinguish ourselves at any cost, in a society where normality is a mere surface. The abyss, on the other hand, is made of countless personality facets, both for the collective and the single human being. Our message is accessible to all, everyone can recognize it in her or himself: that small, tiny voice in your head which attracts or repulses you…’cause nothing is normal for us, nothing is different.”
Hellfox was born from the 4 members’ different musical tastes and influences. We're not trying to fit into a genre, our music expresses the need to convey what we have behind the mask everyone wears in every day life, independently of what we are. Instrumental parts are made of acid and distorted sounds with great atmospheres, where two voices fights with each other’s. The band formed during 2019 winter, thanks to the Greta and Priscilla rediscovered friendship. In February 2019 they find Gloria, and after a long and exhausting research, finally they find Federica to properly complete the band.
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Legendary leaders of dark anthemic music, Within Temptation, have released ‘Forsaken’ (taken from their online show ‘The Aftermath’). ‘Forsaken’ was originally released as a part of the band’s third studio album The Silent Force in 2004 and is a rare asset in Within Temptation's setlist.
However, the band played a brand new version of ‘Forsaken’ during their audio-visual online spectacle ‘The Aftermath’ which originally aired on July 15 & 16, 2021. You can now listen to ‘Forsaken’ (taken from ‘The Aftermath’) across all streaming services ahead of a new broadcast of the highly praised online show.
The band received rave reviews for the spectacular original screening of ‘The Aftermath’, being praised for their unique take on a live stream show, featuring incredible stage sets, state-of-the-art digital effects and breath-taking musical performances with guest artists from all around the world.
Vocalist Sharon Den Adel spoke before the broadcast saying:-
“The Aftermath is a show fuelled by bleeding-edge technology that takes place in different scenes of a post-apocalyptic world, in which we are witness of the aftermath of destruction of mankind. A world in which it is unknown if anyone or anything of human race survived. It is a search for answers about both its becoming as well as its legacy.”
As a gift for their fans during these extremely difficult times, ‘The Aftermath’ will now be available for streaming from December 24 until December 31. The show will be free to watch again for fans that bought a ticket for the original dates aired in July, and new tickets are now available from €7,99. Get your ticket here
Within Temptation then get set for a very exciting year ahead. In March 2022, the Dutch band will kick off their WORLDS COLLIDE TOUR – a massive European co-headline tour together with Evanescence. The bands will tour Europe's most important venues, including The O2 in London, Accorhotels Arena in Paris, and Ziggo Dome in the Netherlands.
After a very busy summer festival season, the band will embark on an American stadium tour with the legendary Iron Maiden, appearing as their special guests during the second leg of the tour, taking them to the biggest stages across America in October 2022.
Den Adel comments:
"After a few quiet years, we hope that our shows in 2022 will take place, with the icing on the cake: a tour with Iron Maiden! We have all been huge fans of the band for so long and there is no bigger compliment than being invited as a special guest for their tour. We can’t wait!”
Co-founders of the German medieval metal / rock movement Subway To Sally celebrate the 20th anniversary of their hit album, Herzblut, which has reached more than 6.3 million streams on Spotify alone, with an epic reissue of their song "So Rot" alongside an atmospheric music video! Throughout their nearly 30-year career, the formation from Potsdam has recorded 13 studio albums, performed at over 1600 concerts worldwide and toured numerous times at the biggest metal & rock festivals such as Rock am Ring, Greenfield, Nova Rock and Wacken Open Air, where they stood on stage as proud record-keepers more times than any other band in the world!
With the high-quality production on the new version, Subway To Sally shows a new facet of their classic fan favourite "So Rot". The introduction is provided by crackling backdrops and frontman Eric's narrative vocals, accompanied by warm guitars and ambient percussion. However, the atmospheric soundscape gains more and more strength as it progresses and promises a multi-faceted performance alternating between gripping electric guitars, clashing cymbals and rousing kickdowns that always go hand in hand with medieval background music. New and old fans are guaranteed to be thrilled!
The band on "So Rot XXMMI":
"If you go by sales figures, HERZBLUT is one of our most successful albums to date. But not only that, the record is also very popular with our fans. No wonder, since numerous Subway To Sally classics can be found on it. The track "So Rot" is one of the secret favourites of both us and our fans. It was a heartful wish for us to transport this song into the year 2021 on its anniversary. We think we have succeeded well with the new edition and are sure that our fans are happy about this little present."
A few months ago, Subway To Sally released their traditional Eisheilge Nacht for the first time as a virtual concert experience, including top-class guests. The result has become a strong DVD / BluRay / CD.
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Since their foundation in the early ‘90s, Subway To Sally have established themselves at the top of the scene. Having released thirteen studio records so far, the seven-piece featuring the remarkable Eric Fish on vocal duties never fails in surprising their devotees with an ingenious symbiosis of folk, heavy metal and rock.
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Premiere thrash outfit Sylosis have released a video for their brand new single 'Immovable Stone'. Another prime example of the quartet's uniquely exhilarating take on modern metal, 'Immovable Stone' is the band's first release since the furious 'Worship Decay' last December.
Sylosis founder Josh Middleton comments:-
"Immovable Stone is the second song released from a recording session we did last year which includes Worship Decay (released December 2020) and one other song which will remain unreleased due to it accidentally being wiped from existence on a broken hard drive. Another slightly different sounding song to anything on Cycle of Suffering. A nice way to tie off 2021 and keep things moving forwards ahead of a new Sylosis record in 2022."
The band's latest record, 'Cycle Of Suffering', was released back in February 2020 via Nuclear Blast Records, following a three year hiatus, and showcased the band at their most versatile and compelling. The album was heralded by fans and critics alike, and saw the band headline a sold out show at London's Islington Assembly Hall prior to the ceasing of live events.
New Jersey six-piece Fit For An Autopsy — Joseph Badolato [vocals], Patrick Sheridan [guitar], Timothy Howley [guitar], Will Putney [guitar], Peter Blue Spinazola [bass], & Josean Orta Martinez [drums] — will release their sixth album Oh What the Future Holds on January 14 via Nuclear Blast. Pre-order it here.
Now, the band has shared the video for "In Shadows." Watch the video, directed by Eric Richter, here.
The band states:-
"This song is an abstract journey through darkness, where one is eventually able to discover their true self through the lowest and lost points in life. "You are the beginning and end of your own suffering."
American deathcore sextet And Hell Followed With are back with new single 'The Well' ft. Duncan Bentley
Michigan deathcore outlet And Hell Followed With are back and teamed up with extreme metal vocalist Duncan Bentley to bring forward their new brutal offering, 'The Well' via Hollowed Records / Kontrolla Music Group. The new single is out worldwide on various music streaming platforms along with its official visualizer premiering on YouTube.
Altruism is a very uncommon trait in human beings. Humanity has always struggled to make ethical or moral decisions based on our own interpersonal desires. The track 'The Well' represents humanity’s struggle between morality and personal gain. Often leaving us in a state of depression and self harm, it can be almost impossible to climb out of 'The Well'.
For Fans Of: Whitechapel, The Black Dahlia Murder, Oceano
Founded in 2007, And Hell Followed With was moulded in the golden era of Deathcore. Influenced by hardcore and melodic death metal bands alike, And Hell Followed With blended the best of both genres to create their own unique approach to the genre. The bands second effort, Proprioception, still stands true as one the staples of American Deathcore. After years of meticulous writing, And Hell Followed With now offers their third full length record, Quietus.
Forever seeking to influence and help shape the face of the genre, And Hell Followed With will continue to push the boundaries of Deathcore.
The Algorithm blends his signature glitched out electronics and strong percussion with haunting synths and heavy guitars in his newest single "Cryptographic Memory", which is available now from the independent multi-genre label FiXT.
The Algorithm's previous album Brute Force, released in 2016 by FiXT, received prominent sales and streaming success.
Apparently, I have to write something here so people have an idea of who I am. Well. My name's Rémi Gallego, I'm French, I'm 26 years old, I live in Köln (Germany) and I'm mostly known for my award-winning electronic producer name 'The Algorithm'.
So, what happened? It aaaall started during a rainy night on the first full moon of the month, a cold breeze ran into my neck as I was drinking a fine Bordeaux in front of a fireplace. Well, yeah, ok, not exactly like that. I was born in Perpignan in 1989, I had a happy, normal, childhood listening to Daft Punk and Iron Maiden while studying science and guitar. I played in a few metal bands (Sons Of Chaos, Dying Breath, Floating Wood) but quit them all as I chose to focus on my study in networks and computer science. I shortly missed playing music and this is when I began to cultivate my interest about music sequencing and computer music in general.
I started the project The Algorithm in 2009 on Myspace, and my inspirations at the time were mostly driven by a need for controlled chaos and randomness. 2 years and 2 demos later, I played my first live show at Euroblast Festival using a single midi controller APC40 and I initiated a label contract with Basick Records, which led to the release of the debut album Polymorphic Code in November 2012. I met Mike Malyan, drummer from Monuments, at the same period and we played our first live show together in February 2013 at the Camden Barfly.
While progressively playing more shows more often in Europe, Australia (Big Day Out), Japan, Nepal, Israel, and many other countries. I also wrote music for the world's biggest sports TV channel ESPN, video games like Super Mutant Alien Assault or Hacknet, produced a lot of remixes of bands like Born of Osiris, Igorrr or Daft Punk, and helped shape the production value of musician and bands all around the world.
After the release of the second full album Octopus4 in June 2014, Jean Ferry from Uneven Structure replaced Mike Malyan on drums, I got endorsed by Keith McMillen, Line 6 and I picked up an Aristides guitar, all of this with a general goal to bring more musicianship and humanity to the mechanism of the computer music of the future.
In 2016 I joined Celldweller's label FiXT and released my third full length album Brute Force in April. This was followed by tours in Europe, Canada, and China as well as Festival shows at Graspop Metal Meeting, Brutal Assault, and many others.
End of 2016 and early 2017 Brute Force got two DLC expansions with the titles Brute Force: Overclock and Brute Force: Source Code. These DLC are a journey through the dark and warm corners of the Brute Force concept. Writing an album with a consistent atmosphere sometimes means some ideas have to be left off or just cannot be exploited to their fullest. More than a collection of tracks that didn't make it on the album, these EPs are an extension, another perspective on the Brute Force story.
The story continues...
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