Canadian Melodic Death Metal quintet Kavara have released the official video for "Lawn Care," a track from 2019 album Weathered & Lost. The video was filmed and edited by Joel Parker and Jared Seamen. Check it out below!
"Lawn Care" (Official Video) - youtu.be/qjr_CAAnPeY
Kavara released full-length debut album Weathered & Lost on May 31 last year. Purchase and / or stream it at: kavaraofficial.bandcamp.com/album/weathered-lost
Emerging from the smoke and debris left by the explosive launch of 2016 debut EP Overthrown, Kavara ratchets up the intensity, hones the songwriting to a fine point, and devastates the hemisphere with 11 tracks of dyed-in-the-wool melodic death metal! Eschewing trends in favour of authenticity and letting the music do the talking, Kavara's Weathered & Lost is Death Metal par excellence. Up the volume and revel in the glory of Death! Weathered & Lost was recorded at Icehouse Studios in Goderich, Ontario
Kavara is a melodic death metal band hailing straight out of the depths of the Forest City (London, Ontario). Formed in 2015 through Fanshawe College's Music Industry Arts program, Kavara released their debut EP Overthrown a year later while also playing shows all around Ontario. They've shared the stage with some well-known bands (Skeletonwitch, Beyond Creation & Insurrection) and toured on the east coast, where they had their first festival performance at Freedom Fest in the Field!
Kavara takes influence from many genres from both the past and the present, and is always working on new material to deliver a consistent supply of impressive music and powerful messages. With a wide range of musical backgrounds, the members are able to create an innovative sound for the heavy metal world.
Influences: Children of Bodom, Death, The Black Dahlia Murder, Cattle Decapitation, Lamb of God, Dethklok (and many others!)
Serena Dorton - Vocals
Chris Strange - Guitar
Mike MacGibbon - Guitar
Spinny Guilbault - Bass
Steve Cummer - Drums
Experimental Death Metal quartet Brain Stem have released a lyric video for "Digitally Enshrined," from their upcoming new EP Symptoms of Annihilation - Stage 2. The concept EP serves as the second chapter of a journey that began with of 2018's Symptoms of Annihilation - Stage 1.
Sterokiller.com is hosting the exclusive premiere of "Digitally Enshrined." Watch the video at this location.
EP track "Dawn of Rot" is streaming now at youtu.be/2dz2XpI7C_U
Symptoms of Annihilation - Stage 2 will be on March 20. Pre-order at brainstemmetal.bandcamp.com/album/symptoms-of-annihilation-stage-2
Established in 2016, Brain Stem isn't the easiest to define with an exact subgenre. Noted to be groovy at times, but also technical when need be, they've made sure that their sound is not limited by one train of thought, moulding metal the way they see fit. With their second Symptoms of Annihilation, Brain Stem is an outstanding example of what experimental death metal has to offer.
Recorded, Mixed & Mastered by: Terry Paholek at Physics Lab, Edmonton, Alberta, AB
Album artwork by: Eka Saputra at Pzychopart
Produced by: Brain Stem & Terry Paholek
All music written by: Brain Stem
All lyrics written by: Jessy Leduc, Brain Stem
Stage 2 is not only a lyrical and musical continuation of the Symptoms of Annihilation concept introduced on the Stage 1 EP, but a visual one too.
Brain Stem is:
Logan Magnuson - Guitar
Alex Mcintosh - Drum
Brad Fife - Bass
Jessy Leduc - Vocals
Canadian Heavy Thrashers Lutharö unveil new single “Wings Of Agony”; taken from upcoming EP due March 27th
Lutharö, from Hamilton, Canada is unleashing their second EP “Wings of Agony” on March 27th and this release promises to be more innovative and imaginative than the last one. Lutharö stepped out of their comfort zone for this recording and they anticipate a solid reception from current and new fans.
Foreshadowing the EP comes a video for the single and the title track. The roller coaster of a song will bring out the worst of your anxiety and your deepest inner peace within six minutes. It is the perfect introduction to the new era of Lutharö that is darker than before, but still melodic and embodies the same amount of energy listeners have come to expect.
Lutharö's lyrics all come from a personal place and they hope that fans will find a connection to the songs. As they state:
“'Wings of Agony' is a song about the never-ending struggle to pursue a passion. In one moment you feel like you are soaring on cloud nine, things are going your way and you exude confidence. Then at the flip of a switch, you enter a moment of darkness where you feel lost and hopeless never knowing when the light at the end of the tunnel will return. This is the never-ending cycle we embrace because we would rather be tortured in the process of pursuing our dreams than to give up on them. We want the fans to be able to relate to the strong message on this album and find empowerment from it.”
Lutharö is suggested for fans of Arch Enemy, Unleash the Archers, and Amon Amarth.
Watch 'Wings of Agony' via its premiere on Metal Injection HERE.
Lutharö hails from Hamilton, Canada and this group of motivated musicians is bringing a fresh take on heavy metal to listeners around the world.
Meticulously blending a range of sounds from death metal to power metal, Lutharö is quality extreme music for all audiences. They formed in 2013 and with furious passion and drive, quickly established themselves at the forefront of the local metal scene.
Vocalist Krista Shipperbottom takes inspiration from everyday life events to create the powerful lyrics which she then belts out to the energetic guitar work performed by Victor Bucur and John Raposo. The powerful low end comes from bassist Chris Pacey and keeping everything together is Duval Gabraiel on drums. The highly streamlined group works collaboratively on each track to ensure a unique and diverse final product.
Over the years, Lutharö has grown into their distinctive sound, emerging with a heavy and dark formula that gets fans moving. In 2018, they released their debut EP “Unleash The Beast” to great reception and are set to follow it up in 2020 with their sophomore release “Wings of Agony”.Catchy riffs, blazing solos and vocals ranging from vicious growls to cleans that will send a chill down your spine, make Lutharö a well-rounded powerhouse of a band that brings beauty, aggression and skill to the genre.
Their unbridled stage domination has been apparent with live gigs alongside Unleash the Archers, Alestorm, and The Agonist. Even with an already impressive resume, Lutharö is just getting started.
"Wings of Agony" is due out March 27, 2020.
Canadian Modern Metallers Demise Of The Crown unveil second video from upcoming “Life in the City” album
Canadian Modern Metal band Demise Of The Crown has revealed the second single from their upcoming Life in the City album, set for release on April 24.
Watch the video for “Fixated” today via Metal Insider at https://www.metalinsider.net/video/video-premiere-youll-be-fixated-on-demise-of-the-crown.
Watch the first video from Life in the City, “My Mind is Free” at https://youtu.be/0MExuGjbD4k.
From their 2015 debut EP to numerous area shows, the Montreal-based band has garnered a reputation for re-defining modern metal with a sound that is a melting pot of styles, including the occasional influences of death metal, components of hard rock, groovy riffs and catchy choruses alongside explosive guitar solos reminiscent of Eddie Van Halen, Yngwie Malmsteen and Dimebag Darrell. All this is topped off by singer Darren Beadman's striking vocal techniques and unique tone, which have been likened to Warrel Dane, Sebastian Bach and Rob Halford.
Demise Of The Crown solidified their line-up in 2014 after local music veterans banded together with a vision of shaking the foundation of heavy metal. The band’s music, written by Manuel Iradian and Darren Beadman, uses standard pop music songwriting skills to hook listeners into Demise Of The Crown’s infectious metal sound.
Demise Of The Crown is:
Darren Beadman - Vocals
Manuel Iradian - Lead Guitarist
Kevin Alexander - Drums
Simon Doiron – Bass
Vince Doiron – Guitar
You've probably heard of metalcore, but how about Cob-Core? Canadian quintet As The Structure Fails turn the cornfield into a moshpit in their latest music video for their new single "The Surface." Led by dual vocalists and brothers Kyle and Carter Laird, the technical and melodic track delivers a certain level of chaos to compliment the lightheartedness of the video.
"We decided to take a jump outside the standard heavy music videos we tend to see, to create something outside of the box," says vocalist Kyle Laird. "We feel like this video truly is one-of-a-kind, reflecting our own lives of living in small towns and working on farms. We hope people see the humour in it."
WATCH THE MUSIC VIDEO HERE
In the video, the band can be seen hardcore dancing in the hay, playing some pretty unconventional instruments, and getting squeaky clean in a makeshift tractor tub before they go on to completely dismantle the farm.
Directed by The Trenches
As The Structure Fails originally formed in 2009, but it wasn't until 2015 that the Ontario group solidified their line-up. The band barely got off the ground before drummer Kyle Clarke underwent multiple brain surgeries for a life-threatening diagnosis called Arteriovenous Malformation. Luckily, he made a full recovery and the group released their self-titled full-length in 2018. Topics of the album focus on damaged relationships, addiction, and the immoral habits of our culture. The band brings forward the idea that society, although corrupt, can change. They believe one person or one action everyday has the potential to bring a light into this sometimes dark world.
Listen to the single "The Surface" now on Spotify.
With the release of their second album "Delirium" fast approaching, the Calgary-based thrash quartet Hazzerd have unveiled the record's breakneck opening track, “Sacrifice Them (In The Name Of God).”
The song is now streaming on Spotify - https://open.spotify.com/album/2wfa6U31wF5pJFa05n9fAI,
Bandcamp - https://hazzerdthrash.bandcamp.com/album/delirium and other digital platforms now.
Says drummer Dylan Westendorp:-
“'Sacrifice Them (In The Name of God)' is about extreme religious cults that take things too far to please their so-called God. This song is not about religion as a whole, but those people who take the idea of faith to the extreme – people who hunt down and kill innocent people because their God told them to. Musically, this song is one of our favourites, as it incorporates heavy, fast, melodic and intricate sections. It's sure to please the thrashers out there!”
“Sacrifice Them (In The Name Of God)” is the third preview track from ‘Delirium,’ Hazzerd's M-Theory Audio debut. It follows “A Tormented Reality,” which received its world premiere on Ross The Boss' Gimme Radio program (and was subsequently hailed by Metal Injection as “rip-roaring... leaves absolutely no survivors in its wake”), and “Victim Of A Desperate Mind,” a lyric video for which can be seen at this location: www.smarturl.it/hazzerd
‘Delirium’ – which is available now for pre-order (www.smarturl.it/Hazzerd) on CD, cassette and limited-edition blue/green haze coloured vinyl – was mixed and mastered by Johnny Gasparic (Into Eternity) and features cover artwork by Andrei Bouzikov (Municipal Waste, Toxic Holocaust, Skeletonwitch). The band will celebrate the album's release with a couple record release shows where they will perform live on January 24th in Calgary at The Dickens and January 31 in Edmonton at the Starlite Room . The group's next home town show will take place alongside Flotsam and Jetsam on May 26.
Hazzerd was initially formed by drummer/lead vocalist Dylan Westendorp and guitarist Brendan Malycky, two Calgary teens who were inspired by the early work of thrash legends such as Overkill, Metallica and Anthrax. The group self-released their debut EP, ‘Victimize The Innocent,’ in 2014. The following year, the band recruited then-18-year-old lead guitarist Toryin Schadlich.
In 2017, soon after solidifying the group's line-up with the addition of bassist David Sprague, HAZZERD recorded their full-length debut, ‘Misleading Evil,’ which was released via Canada's World War Now Records. Featuring cover art by Bouzikov, the record was praised by Metal-Temple.com as “one of the strongest thrash releases of 2017,” while Dead Rhetoric called the album “an exhilarating aural ride” with a “Maiden/Priest-meets-early Metallica vibe.”
Last year, Hazzerd caught the attention of M-Theory Audio after being featured on Gimme Radio, where Megadeth founder Dave Mustaine championed the group as a promising thrash hopeful. He also included the band on his personal list of record collection picks, where HAZZERD were one of only two up-and-coming artists listed (the other being Power Trip).
In recent years, Hazzerd has performed alongside the likes of Striker, Vicious Rumors, Archspire, Spellcaster and Grim Reaper in addition to playing noted Canadian festivals such as Loud As Hell and Armstrong MetalFest. Lately, the group completed a successful string of shows north of the border with Hatchet.
Fans and members of the metal media can learn more about Hazzerd's influences by watching this short video, in which the group's members discuss four albums that left a lasting mark on them and inspired them when writing ‘Delirium’: https://youtu.be/x2KM3xPsdXI
For more information on Hazzerd, visit www.facebook.com/HazzerdThrash.
Canadian death metal band Atrae Bilis have signed to our label and will be unleashing their debut full length titled 'Divinihility' this year. The official announcement link can be found HERE.
The band states:-
“Atrae Bilis is pleased to contribute to the dynamic soundscape of Transcending Obscurity. Future plans set by both the label and band are exciting ones, and we’re thrilled to push Atrae Bilis into the underground under their banner.”
Label owner Kunal Choksi comments:-
“I’m thrilled to work with a promising new band like Atrae Bilis who show great ambition and drive. Their music is hard-hitting and contemporary in addition to being unpredictable which is hugely impressive these days. Moreover, they’ve nailed the aesthetics securing a fitting artwork by Adam Burke (Coexistence, Lurk, Imperialist) and also getting the sound right. I can’t wait to put out their debut full length as soon as possible.”
The band released their official video for the song Ectopian which will be featured on the upcoming 2020 label sampler to be released on January 5th, 2020.
Band line-up -
Jordan Berglund - Vocals
David Stepanavicius - Guitar
Brendan Campbell - Bass Guitar
Luka Govednik - Drums
Artwork by Adam Burke (Imperialist, Lurk)
Logo by Christophe Szpajdel (Rogga Johansson)
After one month of voting, nearly 6,000 votes cast and countless sharing across all social media platforms by us and nominees alike, the time has come to announce the winners of the GMA Awards 2019.
But before that happens, there will be a change to how the nominees are cast. For 10 months of the year we will be running a series of rounds from which the 10 finalists will be recognised for the annual event.
The system will work as thus: nominees elected in the month of January are voted for in February... February nominees voted in March, etc and finishes with nominees in October being voted for in November - the finalists will then be voted for across the month of December and into early January 2021; finishing 8th January 2021.
Now that's put out into the open, we can finally reveal the winners of the GMA Awards 2019.
Release Of The Year
Best Live Act
Breakthrough African Metal Band
Breakthrough Asian Metal Band
Breakthrough European Metal Band
Breakthrough UK Metal Band
Breakthrough North & Central American Metal Band
Breakthrough Oceanian Metal Band
Breakthrough South American Metal Band
Breakthrough International Metal Band
Festival Of The Year
Music Video Of The Year
Global Metal Ambassador 2019
* Later withdrawn by request of nominee.
Canadian metal group Hyperia have released a new single taken from the forthcoming album Insanitorium set for release via Sliptrick Records on January 14th, 2020. The band went on to explain the track:-
“Dystopia is a politically based track about the corruption that has been going on in our world, and continues to affect us every day, particularly on a governmental level. It’s a song that hits you in the face the entire way through with lots of intricate parts from every instrument. It’s a perfect representation of our debut album Insanitorium – melodic and catchy as well as fast and heavy.”
Available now at: iTunes | Spotify | & other major stores
Finland’s multi-Platinum cello-rock band Apocalyptica have released the video for ‘En Route To Mayhem’, which will transport the viewer to a fantastical post-humanity future. This imaginary world is barren, dusty, and littered with broken pieces of things once considered essential to humankind such as bits of plastic, a teddy bear, crumbling structures, cell phones and computers, bleached bones, and long-forgotten musical instruments. The setting is devoid of mankind, but brimming with the hope of new life; and then one day, thunder, lightning, and one drop at a time, it begins to rain, and Mother Nature steps in. Check out the ‘En Route To Mayhem’ video HERE.
Apocalyptica’s Eicca Toppinen comments:-
“‘En Route To Mayhem’ is a journey of hedonic needs growing into greed and aggression, driving into inner mayhem and ending without satisfaction. This video underlines the fact that however we think we are in control by destroying things and life around us, life itself will take over in the end, always. We are not in control of the bigger picture, and we should be aware of it and raise our respect to life around us.”
The ‘En Route To Mayhem’ video is in support of Apocalyptica’s upcoming album, Cell-0, due out January 10th, 2020 via Silver Lining Music. Produced by Apocalyptica – cellists Eicca Toppinen, Perttu Kivilaakso, and Paavo Lötjönen, and drummer Mikko Sirén and mixed by Andrew Scheps (Red Hot Chili Peppers, Lana Del Rey, Metallica and Black Sabbath), and recorded at Sonic Pump studios in Helsinki.
The recording of Cell-0 followed a four-year break between albums that gave the band a fresh perspective and affected the way they approached the new music. Cell-0 is the quartet's first instrumental album in 17 years and found the musicians challenging themselves to discover new flavours and colours in their respective instruments. For Cell-0 pre-order options, go to this location.
Perttu Kivilaakso comments:-
“Cell-0 has a concept which is to challenge the listeners to question themselves and ask “Am I doing the best I can for the environment, for other beings? Is there still something I can change?”
To highlight environmental issues, the band wanted to ask fans to do something for our planet; so to coincide with the release of the new video, they have launched a very special competition, which will give fans the chance to win the opportunity for Apocalyptica to play in their living room.
To enter, fans will need to show the band how they are making the planet a healthier place for everyone. Fans can head to their Facebook page and comment with photos/videos showing what they are doing to help the planet and telling the band why they should be picked as a winner.
To find out more information, head to the band’s Facebook page. The online contest is open to all European fans from now and will close at 7:00 pm CET Friday, January 10th, 2020. Full terms and conditions can be found here.
In concert, Apocalyptica are known for their moving live performances and will kick off the New Year as Special Guests on Sabaton's 15-country, 23-date European arena tour that begins on January 17, 2020 in Zurich, Switzerland. With a set list that will likely vary night to night, Apocalyptica's performances will be comprised of new songs from Cell-0 as well as from the band's rich catalogue. Tickets are on sale now; go to https://www.apocalyptica.com for all pre-sales, VIP packages, and ticketing details.
APOCALYPTICA 2020 TOUR DATES
17 Hallenstadion, Zurich, Switzerland
18 Schleyerhalle, Stuttgart, Germany
19 Olympiahalle, Munich, Germany
20 Culture Factory, Zagreb, Croatia
21 Gasometer, Vienna, Austria
22 Arena, Budapest, Hungary
24 Torwar, Warsaw, Poland
25 Max Schmeling Halle, Berlin, Germany
26 O2 Arena, Prague, Czech Republic
28 Alcatraz, Milan, Italy
30 Arena Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany
31 Festhalle, Frankfurt, Germany
1 König Pilsener Arena, Oberhausen, Germany
2 Sportpaleis, Antwerp, Belgium
4 Sant Jordi, Barcelona, Spain
5 Vistalegre, Madrid, Spain
7 Zenith, Paris, France
8 Wembley Arena, London, UK
9 Afas Live, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
11 Sporthalle, Hamburg, Germany
12 Forum Black Box, Copenhagen, Denmark
14 Scandinavium, Gothenburg, Sweden
15 Hovet, Stockholm, Sweden
16 Spektrum, Oslo, Norway
12 Logomo, Turku, Finland
14 Pakkahuone, Tampere, Finland
15 Musiikkikeskus, Kuopio, Finland
27 Tullisali, Oulu, Finland
28 Rytmikorjaamo, Seinäjoki, Finland
3 The Plaza Live, Orlando, FL
4 The Masquerade - Heaven, Atlanta, GA
6 Emo's, Austin, TX
7 House of Blues, Houston, TX
9 Sunshine Theater, Albuquerque, NM
10 The Van Buren, Phoenix, AZ
11 The Mayan, Los Angeles, CA
12 The Regency Ballroom, San Francisco, CA
13 Crystal Ballroom, Portland, OR
14 The Showbox, Seattle, WA
15 Imperial, Vancouver, BC Canada
17 Midway, Edmonton, AB Canada
18 The Palace Theatre, Calgary, AB Canada
20 First Avenue, Minneapolis, MN
21 House of Blues, Chicago, IL
22 The Opera House, Toronto, ON Canada
23 MTelus, Montreal, QC Canada
24 Webster Theater, Hartford, CT
25 Webster Hall, New York, NY
26 Big Night Live, Boston, MA
18 Hant Arena, Bratislava, Slovakia
19 Amfithéater, Terchova, Slovakia
Eicca Toppinen – Cello
Perttu Kivilaakso – Cello
Paavo Lötjönen – Cello
Mikko Sirén – Drums
For further information visit: www.apocalyptica.com
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