German death metallers Death Chamber release 2nd single "The Inevitable", taken from debut album "Experiments In Warfare"
On April 23rd, Dead Center Productions will release debut album of German Death Metal band Death Chamber - "Experiments in Warfare". And today, the 2nd Single "The Inevitable" released on all digital platforms!
Death Chamber is a German Death Metal band from Munich. It was brought to life by guitarist Tim in August 2018. In addition to his Black Metal band Chaedrist he wanted to experiment and devote himself more to the sound of Death Metal. Originally intending to be just a small studio project, it soon became much bigger...
In October 2018, Tim started writing material for Death Chamber's debut. Having written all the music, he played and programmed every instrument involved. It was fast, aggressive and powerful, inspired by bands like Vomitory, Benediction, Nile, Divine Heresy & Cut Up. Double bass, blast beats, fast guitar picking and aggressively shouted vocals are a central element of the band's music.
At first, three songs were planned to be recorded with different vocalists. “Murder Beyond Death”, “Leave a Path of Cinder” & “Final Era” were recorded and uploaded to various online platforms, and the multitude of positive feedback on these songs displayed the need for more material. With that, Tim decided to launch Death Chamber as a band and started the writing process for the debut EP: “Experiments in Warfare”.
Vocalist Pat joined the band in late 2019 as a full-time member. He arranged the vocals for “Final Era” and met the sound expectations of Tim. Combining both a proper range, and an aggressive vocal sound, he was the perfect fit for Death Chamber. Pat is also the vocalist in the Melodic Death Metal outfit The Course is Black and did various guest appearances for other bands. As a lyrical theme he chose “war” as an aggressive root but combined it with problems that come with modern society and result in mental distress. “Experiments in Warfare” presents this lyrical concept and is covered throughout the EP.
Apart from the screams and growls, Pat was also responsible for the EP's front cover design, in which he created a strong visual connection to the lyrical context. The back cover design and photography was realized by Immanuel from the likewise Munich-based extreme metal band Chokehold Policy, who will support the band on bass during live performances. The band is planning to play shows as soon as possible to bring their music to the masses. Writing for the next record will also start soon.
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German power metallers Powerwolf announce new album "Call Of The Wild", out July 9, 2021 via Napalm Records
With the undeniable impact of their internationally successful releases, Powerwolf have truly proven that heavy metal is alive and well, and that they occupy the throne of the genre unchallenged!
In 2021, the high priests of heavy metal will continue their inimitable success story: Following last year's Best Of album (Best Of The Blessed - GER #2), the Gold and Platinum band now announce their upcoming studio album, Call Of The Wild, which will be released on July 9, 2021 via Napalm Records.
More details on the new album will follow soon. Purchase your copy HERE.
German melodic metal band, Witchbound, have released a new single and music video for 'End Of Paradise', it's the title track from their forthcoming second album, which will be released on April 30th via El Puerto Records. The YouTube video can be viewed here: https://youtu.be/LBdvnetS2LI
Six years after the sensational debut album "Tarot‘s Legacy", Witchbound step out of the shadows of their musical past and present a melodic metal album that will delight both previous fans and win many new ones.
"End Of Paradise" is digital available here: https://backl.ink/144924184 and appears in addition to the collectors box as a jewel case CD.
Symphonic metal masters Aeternitas are proud to release the official video to "My Haunted Mind" as a Christmas gift to their fans!
"My Haunted Mind" is a track taken from their latest studio effort "Haunted Minds", out via Wormholedeath / Aural Music Group.
“We’re very happy to release a Christmas special: the official music video "My Haunted Mind". This heart-breaking ballad is the most played song of our new album „Haunted Minds“ on Spotify and we hope you’ll enjoy the video version as well.”
Stream or Order "Haunted Minds" HERE
Get your CD copy HERE
Music video by Alex Hunzinger
Light Jack Collins
Hair & make-up Anja Hunzinger
Symphonic power metal prodigy Aeternitas are proud to release the astonishing official video to "Fountain Of Youth", taken from their upcoming album "Haunted Minds" due for release on 20 11 2020 worldwide.
"Fountain Of Youth" was the first song we wrote for our new album "Haunted Minds". It already contained the elements of the entire album: a strong and catchy chorus; powerful riffing along with mighty orchestral parts and the varied alternate voices of Alex and Julia. We were very excited to bringing it to live in our music video and looking forward for the feedback of our fans..."
Watch "Fountain Of Youth" Official Video below:-
"Haunted Minds" is the band's 6th album, the most powerful Aeternitas album yet, and with Henning Basse (Ex-Metalium, Ex-Firewind) and Glen Drover (Ex-Megadeth, Ex-King Diamond) they are honoured to have these guest musicians involved.
Pre order "Haunted Minds" HERE
German Medieval Metallers Schandmaul have officially signed a worldwide contract with Napalm Records.
Founded in Munich 1998, Schandmaul quickly took the German and international music scenes by storm. Now with seven top 10 long-players (GER), two nominations for the German Echo Award and millions of streams, they’ve truly manifested their standing at the top of the folk rock scene. Their musical trademark is stamped with bagpipes, hurdy-gurdy, flutes and other standard medieval folk instruments. Schandmaul are the leading edge of the spear, with every album in their catalog offering a comprehensive example of their musical expertise.
"We are very much looking forward to working with Napalm Records and are bursting with energy! The further discussions have been very motivating - especially in these difficult times for our industry - like a light at the end of the tunnel. We're ready - Folk 'n Roll"
Thomas Caser, Managing Director Napalm Records, states:
"Welcome - Schandmaul! We have been following the path of this unique act for a very long time and are incredibly proud to be able to successfully shape the future with Schandmaul. The new album will be another milestone in the band's career and we will spare no effort to ensure its success".
Watch the band’s recent video for “Der Totengräber“ HERE:
Thomas Lindner - vocals, guitar, piano, accordion
Stefan Brunner - drums
Martin Duckstein - acoustic guitar, e-guitar, cister, banjo
Birgit Muggenthalter - bagpipes, (folk) flutes
Matthias Richter - e-Bass, double bass
Saskia Forkert - violin, hurdy-gurdy, background vocals
Dark metal institution Agathodaimon have officially signed a worldwide record deal with Napalm Records. Formed by Sathonys (guitar) and Matthias Rodig (drums) the German five-piece quickly evolved, performed at major European festivals and released six studio albums throughout their vast career.
Seven years after their highly praised full length In Darkness, Agathodaimon reunited in February 2020 and are currently working on new material! More to be announced soon!
Guitarist Sathonys states:
"We’re proud to announce that we have signed a deal with Napalm Records! As some of you know, Agathodaimon was put on hold for years. We've been working on a reunion for many months though, to get back in shape- and when we finally felt ready and announced the comeback in February, we were hoping to find a good partner soon, to release our next album. Yet, I didn't expect that we would be contacted by Napalm right away, a label that has developed in such an impressive way over the course of the last decades. Not only being able to sign lots of excellent bands, but who also managed to gather an impressive team of specialists over the course of time, all fully dedicated to and passionate about metal. So, here we are, and we couldn't be more excited to be part of their artist roster. We're absolutely looking forward to working with these guys!"
Napalm Records A&R Sebastian Muench adds:
"In 1998, Agathodaimon released Blacken The Angel an absolute masterpiece! As many, back in the good old days, I heard first about the band when I bought Metal Hammer Germany magazine and listened to the sampler CD that came with it. The song "Tristetea Vehementa" on the Off Road Tracks Vol. 10 Metal Hammer compilation made me fan for life. Agathodaimon was able to perfectly combine the best elements from Symphonic Metal, Gothic Metal and Black Metal. The song "Body of Clay" is arguably even one of the best Doom Metal songs. All five album releases followed that recipe and resulted in some very unique and timeless classic albums. We are super excited to work with Agathodaimon in the future!"
Ashtrael - vocals
Sathonys - guitar and vocals
Nakhateth - guitar
Von Yanesh - bass
Mortos - drums
German pioneers of European gothic metal, Crematory, showcase another facet of their manifold spectrum with the release of their heart-wrenching cover version of “When The Children Cry”, along with an atmospheric audio-visual.
Crematory is well known for their harsh wave of industrial metal and gothic dimness – but this cover version proves that they are maintaining versatility in the latest stage of their long career. Connie Andreszka’s powerful vocal range combined with soft plugging guitar lines, make this offering a real stunner. Especially in dark times, the popular track originally performed by White Lion regains significance, reveals a light in the night and appeals to the people’s hope.
The black and white music video presents both their passion for music and the melodic side of Crematory’s musical identity. Their latest release Unbroken connects all shades - on the one hand underlining the significance of strength and determination, while on the other, remaining faithful to the darker and existential roots of the scene the band was born in in the 90s. Crematory pursue their conquest towards the dark Parnassus of gothic metal finesse, their spirit unbroken ready to face the challenges of life.
Crematory about “When The Children Cry”:
"To shorten the time without live music caused by the Coronavirus, we recorded this cover version of White Lion's "When The Children Cry", to show that we are still here for our fans and supporters. A beautiful addition to our recently released album Unbroken (release date: march 6th via Napalm Records)!”
Watch “When The Children Cry” HERE
German Dark Metallers Lord Of The Lost to release new ensemble album, Swan Songs III, via Napalm Records on August 7th 2020
Dark metal sensation Lord Of The Lost returns with their newest offer in their classic ensemble album series: Swan Songs III, the long-awaited successor to Swan Songs II, will be released via Napalm Records on August 7, 2020.
Deeply emotional storytelling melding with beautiful harmonies and Chris Harms’ palpitation-inducing deep vocals make Swan Songs III absolutely exceptional. The first single, “A One Ton Heart”, presents itself as a powerful ballad that makes the listener dive away with heavenly piano parts, underlined by delicate acoustic guitars and soft drum rhythms that take the listener onto a musical journey.
Watch the absolutely outstanding and surprisingly historical video – featuring hand saws, classical string instruments and the beauty of violence – below!
Lord Of The Lost on the new single and video:
“Since the founding of Lord Of The Lost, we have been wanting to shoot a video like this one. Unfortunately, none of our songs have ever fit to such a video. That hasn’t really changed with “A One Ton Heart”, but we didn’t want to wait any longer. So the video - in its non-existent statement - and our absurd looks have absolutely nothing to do with the song. Fortunately, the song didn’t care about that at all. And we have fulfilled another dream.”
Watch the new official video for “A One Ton Heart” HERE!
† DECLARATION †
No living instruments were harmed during the filming of this music video clip.
All instruments have already been dead and unplayable before.
After the shoot their mortal remains were cremated in an adequate satanic ritual.
The standard version of Swan Songs III consists of new songs, all recorded with The Lord Of The Lost-Ensemble, and brand new versions of a hand-picked selection of Lord Of The Lost classics, including the standout 18-minute-long song “Letters To Home”.
For all Dark metal connoisseurs, Swan Songs III comes with a high quality deluxe box, including the instrumental Swan Symphonies III-versions of all songs and previously unreleased demo versions of eight new songs. As a special bonus, there is a full live set, recorded at their 10th anniversary show in 2019 in their home town of Hamburg. More than five hours of Lord Of The Lost in all facets on seven CDs!
Swan Songs III will be available in multiple formats, including a high-class Earbook, a box set and a 2LP Gatefold Vinyl. The album is a gift to all music fans and marks the next highlight in Lord Of The Lost's musical career.
LORD OF THE LOST on the album:
"The Swan Songs project started as a musical infidelity, continued in a beloved carry-on and became like a second musical DNA. Meanwhile, we feel at home in our second musical facet, as well as in our classifying LORD OF THE LOST sound / shell. Swan Songs III has a musical depth that even surprises ourselves with a certain distance to its finishing. It is by no means the last part of a trilogy, but so far our personal highlight of LORD OF THE LOST’s classical-career.”
Swan Songs III will be available in the following formats:
The LORD OF THE LOST Ensemble 2020:
Chris Harms: Vocals, Violoncello, Semi Acoustic Guitar
π: Acoustic Guitar
Bengt Jaeschke: Acoustic Guitar
Class Grenayde: Acoustic Bass
Gared Dirge: Grand Piano
Corvin Bahn: Organ, Harpsichord, Celeste
Maline Zickow: 1st Violin
Felicitas Fischbein: 2nd Violin
Ida Luzie Phlipp: Viola
Miriam Göbel: Violoncello
Julia C. Pfänder: Contrabass
Niklas Kahl: Percussions
Daniel Möhrke: Percussions
Henrik Petschull: Percussions
LORD OF THE LOST:
July 3, 2020 will see the high priests of heavy metal, Powerwolf, release their highly anticipated album, Best Of The Blessed, via Napalm Records. Without a doubt, Powerwolf are one of the most successful metal bands of modern times, and anyone who has ever been to a show – the one and only metal mass – is aware of their incredibly entertaining and captivating live performances. Following sold-out arenas and headlining festival shows at Wacken Open Air, Summer Breeze among many more, 2019 marked Powerwolf's 15th band anniversary.
As a very special gift, they will release Best Of The Blessed this summer, which features 16 timeless classics by the band shrouded in a brand new shape! And speaking of live: Powerwolf's upcoming, must-have magnum opus will also include 14 live tracks, recorded at the Wolfsnächte Tour 2018, such as “We Drink Your Blood”, “Resurrection by Erection”, and the epic, sing-along hit, “Sanctified with Dynamite”. The available Earbook and LP Box Edition will give you even more of the priests' incredible Live Sacrament!
Now, and to keep you heavy and decked in (un)holy metal in times of lockdown, experience Powerwolf's live show right in your living room, as the band has just released a blistering video for their Best Of The Blessed live version of “Sanctified with Dynamite”!
Watch POWERWOLF's brand new video HERE: www.youtube.com/watch?v=g3k6xANiavI
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