Montreal, Canada-based speed metal trio Warsenal have joined forces with Svart Records for the release of their Feast Your Eyes full-length. Slated for worldwide release on November 15th, the anticipated follow-up to 2015's Barn Burner debut boasts the band’s most forward-thinking assortment of speed/thrash metal hymns to date and is sure to snap the necks of younger fans, alongside worshippers of the old school à la Metallica, Megadeth, Slayer, and Anthrax.
Comments Warsenal guitarist/vocalist Mathieu Rondeau:-
"We’re really excited to be signing with Finnish label Svart Records. They have a great international visibility and are very well respected among musicians and fans alike. This makes us very honoured to be taking over the world of metal under their flag. I think that with Feast Your Eyes, we’ve really grasped what is the 'Warsenal sound' and how we want to go from there. It's still raw and filled to the brim with crazy riffs flying everywhere, but the production quality and the song structures have really taken on major improvement; call it maturity, I guess. The songs are all very different and unique, while keeping the Warsenal energy and the madness people dug on the first album. A lot of surprises and jaw-dropping is to be expected. It's definitely not your typical, generic thrash or speed metal album."
Further details on Feast Your Eyes, including track teasers and preorders, will be unveiled in the weeks to come.
Warsenal released a three-song demo in 2012 and immediately started performing live that same year. The demo quickly grasped the attention of a Japanese festival organizer, who invited the band to perform on the True Thrash Fest in February 2013 alongside the likes of legends Exciter, Violator, and Sabbat. The band gained further notoriety upon their return home, where they played shows incessantly throughout Canada. Since the release of their 2015 debut album, Barn Burner, Warsenal have remained an active live act, having toured the US, Canada, and Mexico and appearing at various metal fests, including Full Terror Assault with Overkill, Venom Inc., Crowbar, Goatwhore, Toxic Holocaust, and more. Stay tuned for further Warsenal live invasions to be announced soon.
Mathieu Rondeau – guitar, vocals
Jeffrey Millaire – bass
Vincent Caron – drums
Canadian Black / Death crew Necronomicon release new track 'Singularis Dominus' from upcoming album "Unus"
Montreal’s premier blackened death metallers Necronomicon are back with "Unus", the crushing and cinematic follow up to 2016’s "Advent of the Human God". With each record Necronomicon has created in the span of their 31-year career, the band has steadily evolved in both sound and power; ‘Uunus’ is no exception to this.
The latest single 'Singularis Dominus' is ready to be unleashed and can be heard HERE.
Rob The Witch adds:
"For thousands of years, mankind has been believing in a murderous and treacherous false God that has done nothing because they doe not exist. I'm flabergasted that in 2019 some people still believe in this insanity. It is time for humans to become their own masters and reclaim their souls for their own."
The track follows the band's earlier released first single 'Paradise Lost' available to listen here.
'Unus' is a searing cacophony of blistering riffs, machine-like drums, and a symphonic ambiance, culminating in a sound that calls to various metal icons such as DIMMU BORGIR, SEPTICFLESH, BEHEMOTH, and DEICIDE. The record combines the furious elements of death metal with the orchestral prowess of black metal, creating the perfect synthesis of both genres. Standout tracks like 'Paradise Lost' and 'Singularis Dominus' only solidify NECRONOMICON’s ability to continuously produce high-quality metal that’s just as dark and brutal as it is elegant.
'Unus is due on October 18 via Season of Mist and can be pre-ordered here.
Recorded at Silver Wings studio, produced by Rob The Witch
Mixed and mastered at Darth Mader music studio by Logan Mader (Machinehead)
Rob the Witch: Guitar/vocals/bass
Special feature: Geirlioz (Dimmu Borgir) on Piano in ''From Ashes Into Flesh''.
Artwork: Dragon caduceus design by Nestor Avalos, layout and artwork by Simon Bossert
For more info:
Season of Mist
Canadian-American Symphonic Melodeath crew Gone In April release video for "Empire Of Loss" ft. Steve Di Giorgio (Testament)
Gone In April, the symphonic melodic death metallers based in Canada and the USA – feat. Testament‘s Bassist Steve Di Giorgio – have released a new video for the song "Empire Of Loss", watch it here: https://youtu.be/6sU7nNV1lq8
Furthermore, Gone In April's new album, 'Shards Of Light', is now released.
Stated the band:
"Double release day! In addition to our new album, Shards of Light, we are stocked to release our new music video, Empire of Loss! While hunting for the perfect venue where to film our next video, we found a gorgeous church in ruins in Detroit. The holes in the ceiling somehow made us think of how the human memory sometimes looses pieces too. Amidst the desolation, shards of light were entering the church. Amidst the destruction, there was still light to be found."
Get more information on Gone In April at https://www.facebook.com/GoneinApril
Canadian Speed Metallers Warsenal sign with Svart Records for the release of their new album 'Feast Your Eyes'
Montreal, Canada-based speed metal trio, Warsenal, has joined forces with Svart Records for the release of their Feast Your Eyes full-length. Slated for worldwide release November 15th, the anticipated follow-up to 2015's debut Barn Burner boasts the band's most forward-thinking assortment of speed / thrash metal hymns to date and is sure to snap the necks of younger fans, alongside worshippers of the old school à la Metallica, Megadeth, Slayer, and Anthrax.
Comments Warsenal guitarist/vocalist Mathieu Rondeau:-
"We're really excited to be signing with Finnish label Svart Records. They have a great international visibility and are very well respected among musicians and fans alike. This makes us very honoured to be taking over the world of metal under their flag. I think that with Feast Your Eyes, we've really grasped what is the 'Warsenal sound' and how we want to go from there. It's still raw and filled to the brim with crazy riffs flying everywhere, but the production quality and the song structures have really taken on major improvement; call it maturity I guess. The songs are all very different and unique, while keeping the Warsenal energy and the madness people dug on the first album. A lot of surprises and jaw-dropping is to be expected. It's definitely not your typical, generic thrash or speed metal album."
Further details on Feast Your Eyes, including track teasers and pre-orders will be unveiled in the weeks to come.
Warsenal released a three-song demo in 2012 and immediately started performing live that same year. The demo quickly grasped the attention of a Japanese festival organizer who invited the band to perform on True Thrash Fest in February 2013 alongside the likes of legends Exciter, Violator, and Sabbat. The band gained further notoriety upon their return home where they played shows incessantly throughout Canada. Since the release of their 2015 debut Barn Burner, Warsenal has remained an active live act having toured the US, Canada, and Mexico and appearing at various metal fests including Full Terror Assault with Overkill, Venom Inc., Crowbar, Goatwhore, Toxic Holocaust, and more.
Stay tuned for further Warsenal live invasions to be announced soon.
Mathieu Rondeau - guitar, vocals
Jeffrey Millaire - bass
Vincent Caron - drums
Canadian-American Symphonic Melodic Death crew Gone In April release "If You Join Me" music video ft. Testament‘s Steve Di Giorgio
Gone In April, the Symphonic Melodic Death Metallers based in Canada and the USA – feat. Testament‘s Bassist Steve Di Giorgio – have released an official video for a new song "If You Join Me", watch it here: https://youtu.be/XmTG3uOdpXQ
Comments the band:-
"The day has come!!! Hear the first single of our upcoming album 'Shards Of Light' and discover our very own twist of old French Canadian legends: 'If You Join Me! We are thankful for our wonderful team as well as for all of you for your unfailing support! Enjoy and share profusely!"
GONE IN APRIL – “Threads Of Existence” line-up:
Drums: Yanic Bercier
Bass: Steve Di Giorgio
Guitar: Marc-André Gingras
Vocals, Strings: Julie Bélanger Roy
Vocals: Aaron Rogers
Canadian Gothic Metal musician Lindsay Schoolcraft (Cradle Of Filth) releases new single "Where I Fall"
Lindsay Schoolcraft (Cradle of Filth) has just released her new single "Where I Fall". The song is from her upcoming album Martyr which will be released on October 7th 2019.
"I’m one of those people who entirely needs to detach to recharge. A “self healer” you might call it. Some people need to be around others to cope with loneliness, but I find when I’m alone I find all the answers as to why I’m depressed or feeling lost. I wrote Where I Fall about this secret place and the thoughts that run through my head"
Listen to the song here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=St3XQ-KZlU4
Join the mailing list to be notified when the album releases: https://lindsayschoolcraft.com
Lindsay Schoolcraft is a singer, songwriter, harpist, and pianist from the city of Oshawa, Ontario, Canada. She was discovered and recruited by British extreme heavy metal band Cradle of Filth in 2013 and promoted to full-time membership in 2014. Since then she has embarked on many world tours and appears on albums Hammer of The Witches (2015) and Cryptoriana: The Seductiveness of Decay (2017), both released under Nuclear Blast Records.
In addition, Lindsay is a co-founder in the classical meets black metal ensemble Antiqva alongside co-creator and guttural vocalist Xenoyr (Ne Obliviscaris). She also has a character, Skvllcraft, modeled after her stage persona in the black metal comic Belzebubs; Lindsay contributed her vocals as said character on their album Pantheon of The Nightside Gods(2019, Century Media Records).
2019 will see the independent release of Lindsay Schoolcraft’s debut solo album Martyr. More details to follow in the Summer and Autumn months.
Canadian Black Metal crew Arctos are streaming a new track from forthcoming full-length debut album Beyond The Grasp of Mortal Hands, courtesy of Black Metal Promotion YouTube Channel. Look out below!
"The Ancestor's Path" - youtu.be/PwsP96pCPbs
Arctos is the voice of the mountains, the call of the rising wild. Arctos' savage brand of Northern Black Metal is brilliantly captured on the band's full-length debut album, Beyond the Grasp of Mortal Hands, which will be released September 20 on Northern Silence Productions. The album's first single is streaming at this location.
Pre-order Beyond The Grasp of Mortal Hands
Inspired by the Godless wastelands of Northern Alberta as well as the jagged monoliths of the Canadian Rockies, Arctos brings together a unique blend of sounds to craft a form of Black Metal rife with atmosphere and melody. Formed in 2014 by a group of veteran musicians, Arctos is well steeped in musical tradition.
With the 2017 release of their debut EP A Spire Silent, Arctos stepped into the light after almost three years of writing in secret. Arctos was finally unleashed upon the public and laid waste accordingly. After years of successful shows and touring across Western Canada, Arctos continue to set their sights ever higher with the release of Beyond the Grasp of Mortal Hands.
Dan Wilberg (vocals, guitar)
Nick Wilberg (piano)
Josh Needham (drums)
Jeremy Puffer (guitar)
Jacob Maisonneuve (bass)
Cradle of Filth keyboardist and vocalist Lindsay Schoolcraft, has just released her track "See The Light". The song is from her upcoming album Martyr which will be released in October and features a guest appearance from Xenoyr of Ne Obliviscaris. The album was co-written with former Evanescence drummer Rocky Gray.
"I knew I wanted to have a duet on this album somewhere and the more I completed composing “See The Light” with Rocky Gray the more I knew Xenoyr needed to appear on it. Sometimes if you want to say something loudly it has to be screamed harshly and the more I reflected on the lyrics the more I heard many of our shared conversations. This song is open to interpretation, but I wrote it back in 2016 when it was prevalent that greed and prejudice were more valued globally over compassion and doing the right thing. Those difficult times for the world inspired this song greatly.”
Listen to the song here: https://schoolcraftmusic.bandcamp.com/track/see-the-light-feat-xenoyr
Join the mailing list to be notified when the album releases: https://lindsayschoolcraft.com
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Calgary-based Heavy Metal quintet Kobra & The Lotus have returned with their new studio album 'Evolution', which will get a September 20th release on Napalm Records.The upcoming LP sees the band imbued with a new fire that comes through by way of undeniable hooks, soaring guitar riffs, marching drum beats, and the soulful, bombastic vocal delivery of lead singer Kobra Paige. No longer bound by old formulas and expectations from the past, 'Evolution' comes through with a sound that is expansive and, at times, borders on outright swagger. Each song feels like an Active Rock hit in the making, while still having the grit and feverish intensity that longtime fans have come to admire from Kobra & The Lotus.
Fans can now enjoy the first offering from 'Evolution'. The band has dropped their music video for the new single "Burn!", which can be HERE.
'Evolution' boasts the band's most cohesive and confident material to date. For the new record, Kobra and the Lotus enlisted the services of producer Michael "Elvis" Baskette[Alter Bridge, Linkin Park, Slash, Sevendust].
"The new body of work sets the tone for the music going forward. Sonically, it’s still heavy. It highlights the showmanship and maintains the edge. At the same time, it’s approachable. It pays tribute to our influences, but it takes the next step. So, it’s a reintroduction to us and a rebirth. A firm goal was to build a strong identity and update everything. We just want to be Kobra & The Lotus; that’s what we’re doing."
The first single, "Burn!” ignites this chapter. A hummable riff snaps into a visceral verse as the frontwoman directly declares, “I really hate you, yes I do.” The track builds towards an incendiary and infectious chorus, hinging on a see-sawing guttural groove and hitting like a sledgehammer.
“It’s about all of the reasons you hold yourself back,” she explains. “You literally need to burn all of those feelings, stories, excuses, and obstacles keeping you from being your own authentic self. It’s super personal. It’s a product of growing and arriving as a person. I’m realizing who I am. It’s symbolic of the rebirth,” says Kobra.
Pre-orders for 'Evolution' are available now over at https://smarturl.it/KATL-Evolution
Going further into the process behind Evolution, Kobra comments:-
“We’ve never done a record like Evolution. We’ve flown demos over the internet back and forth or started a few ideas prior to hitting the studio. This time, we were all working together in the flesh for the full duration of the writing process. It’s a collision of everything we love. We feel like it’s the freshest and most timeless thing we’ve brought to the table.”
September 20th 2019 will see Canada's finest extreme metal export, The Agonist, release their brand new album, Orphans, with Rodeostar Records. More extreme, more melodic, more exciting and larger than life sounds: On their sixth studio record, The Agonist are unleashing a true monster feeding on melodic death metal and almost rocking moments. In between beautifully anthemic metal sound walls, pounding grooves and fierce riffs, charismatic front vocalist Vicky Psarakis showcases her impressive range that covers everything from rock diva all the way to sick death metal growls. The result is a flickering, iridescent and varied masterpiece nestled in between sheer brutality and melodic frailty – simply incomparable!
But let the music speak for itself, as today The Agonist have unleashed a second track from their upcoming Orphans! Watch the new video for Burn it all Down HERE!
Says Chris Kells, The Agonist bassist and video director:-
"When the band had first decided to make "Burn it all Down" a music video, naturally I knew exactly what I wanted to do. I knew I wanted to make a high intensity video that portrayed Vicky's anger in delivering the lyrics, all while a blazing inferno is happening behind the band. It wasn't an easy task to make happen! I thought i had it all figured out with my video team but none of us had ever done a fire shoot before. Normally we take our time in setting up the lighting and over analysing the shots to make sure what works best in the moment. There was absolutely no time for that. Once we lit the fire It was a a race right till the end to make sure we kept it blazing and high all while trying to get every one of our scheduled shots in. In the end everything worked out, we didn't burn down a field, nobody got hurt, just singed, and we all hustled to make sure we got everything done that was needed.“
Coming September 20th as Deluxe Box, LP, CD and Digital formats on Rodeostar Records. Orphans is available to pre-order at THIS LOCATION!
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