Norwegian Prog Metallers Sarpedon set release date for their new album "Before The Nightingale Sings"
Norwegian progressive metal band, Sarpedon, announces the release of their second new album "Before The Nightingale Sings", a follow up of the 2014 debut "Anomic Nation".
The album is set to be released on September 27th!
Drummer Carl Engstrøm stated:-
"We’re very happy to announce the release of our second album "Before The Nightingale Sings". It has been a long and difficult process to get this album finished but finally the day has come for its release and we could not be happier and proud about the result".
Vocalist Göran Nyström stated:-
"In May 2016 I was contacted by Torgeir (ex guitar player) regarding vocals on the new Sarpedon album. I listened to their previous album and made a rough demo of the song "Anomic Nation". It worked for both me and the band and in November 2016 I flew to Oslo to record vocals for the new album. The studio was located a couple of miles outside of Oslo and it had some pretty good gear. It was three hectic days in the studio with frozen pizza and singing. It's the heaviest album I've ever recorded and I can't wait for you to listen to it!"
The album was recorded at Toproom and Hemstad studios, mixed by Børge Finstad and Matias Aaveren at Toproom studios and mastered by Kjetil Ottersen at Vektor Facilities studios. The album cover was done by the French designer Paul "Paulusk" Gonzalvez.
Norwegian black metal titans Abbath are now releasing the third new track, taken from their upcoming full length 'Outstrider'. The album is set for worldwide release on July 5, 2019. The title track is now streaming via the official Season of Mist YouTube channel at the link below!
Link - https://youtu.be/lNa-aIMT8SQ
The cover artwork, which is created by Kim Holm and Olav Iversen, and the track-list for 'Outstrider' can be found above.
When Abbath announced that he had left Immortal, it sent massive shock-waves through the metal scene. The iconic frontman had long become the "face" of the Norwegian black scene, his image synonymous with the genre. Upon releasing his debut album with his eponymous new band, Abbath, in 2016, trve fans were satiated with a dose of icy, blackened fury.
Now, the Norwegian giant returns for round two, armed with a refined line-up and ready to strike with a sophomore effort that is sure to once again exceed the expectations of Abbath’s loyal fan-base. 'Outstrider' sees a maturation in sound, delivering a tighter, well-rounded offering from the band as they come into their own identity.
While there are moments that certainly channel the frosty hallmarks of Immortal, there is no danger of Abbath repeating that formula. Abbath draws from NWOBM and melodic influences, adding a fresh new flavour to the sound that the band’s founder came to define.
'Oustrider' consists of eight, crushing original songs and concludes with a fiery Bathory cover. The album promises a full-on aural assault from start to finish with frigid riffage and a robust pocket that are layered with vocals from one of the most identifiable voices in black metal. If you thought Abbath came in hot with their last record, just wait until you hear this!
Norwegian Black Metal veterans Kampfar discuss the tracklist on their latest album "Ofidians Manifest"
Kampfar released their highly anticipated and critically acclaimed album “Ofidians Manifest” earlier this month. Arguably their best album up to date, 'Ofidians Manifest' presents an immensely honest album. Kampfar's frontman, Dolk, talks about tracks from this dark masterpiece - track by track.
Premiering now via Metal Hammer DE!
Kampfar – “Ofidians Manifest” out now!
Video by Necrolust Productions
Kampfar on Spotify
Norwegian Black Metallers Nordjevel announce label deal, tour details and release teaser for upcoming video
After two hugely successful albums and an ever-increasing fan base, Black Metallers Nordjevel have today announced that they have signed to Norwegian label Indie Recordings for the release of their next album. According to founder Doedsadmiral, the decision to change labels was originally a question of practicality as much as anything else:
"We worked very well with Osmose Productions on our first two albums, and we have no complaints at all, indeed, they were instrumental in making those albums so successful, but we really wanted to work with a local label where we would be able to drop into their offices whenever we had anything to discuss. We had a good discussion with Indie and they came up with the right package and, very importantly to us, a way or working that suited Nordjevel, so here we are - ready for the next stage of the band's development."
Being a band that is quite prolific in the production of videos, there is, needless to say, a new one on the horizon, which will be for the track "The Fevered Lands" from Nordjevel's album "Necrogenesis", which was released on Osmose Productions earlier this year. A teaser for the video, which includes a welcome message from Indie, can be seen at https://youtu.be/Cfh77fPhfis
Having just finished a 23-date tour supporting Belphegor and Suffocation, Nordjevel is once again set to hit road in June in support of Possessed on their "Devils Over Europe" tour. Routing as follows:
06th June: The Underworld, London (UK)
07th June: Baroeg, Rotterdam (NL)
08th June: Metropool, Enshede (NL)
10th June: Nuke Club, Berlin (DE)
12th June: Old Capitol, Langethal (SE)
14th June: Traffic Club, Rome (IT)
15th June: Slaughter Club, Milan (IT)
16th June: Boveda, Barcelona (ES)
17th June: Caracol, Madrid (ES)
18th June: RCA Club Lisbon (PT)
19th June: Hard Club, Porto (PT)
Additionally Nordjevel will be appearing at the Wacken Open Air and Brutal Assault festivals in August.
A video by Necrolust Productions for the track "Sunset Glow" from the album "Necrogenesis", filmed during the band's 2018 appearance at the December Darkness Festival in Sweden, can be seen at https://youtu.be/fprsKwAcAyY
The new album from Norway's alternative metallers Drontheim is already available! Entitled "Down Below", the album's concept is rooted in an alternative reality of World War II, and the many “what ifs” in relation to the outcome of the war.
The band comments:-
"Down below is heavily themed around a naval WW2 concept. Down Below is a reference to submarine naval warfare and the unmarked grave for many unlucky sailors during the naval campaigns of WW2. Its like infernos and screams above, silence and darkness down below. And on this album we dived into the ocean and got pulled down below. I encourage you all to check out the album - give it a spin and join us down below! I'm pretty sure that if you are into industrial, alternative metal, post rock, cinematic and atmospheric music you will enjoy down below."
The band is strictly non-political with no collective agenda on any level except the artistic one, but the inspiration grew from a strong interest in WWII in general, and more specifically the German vision for Neu Drontheim - New Trondheim - as the new capital for the Germanized Scandinavia. Lyrically it can be considered part document and part fiction, but as a whole it is focused on the dark and dystopian union of audible, lyrical and visual expressions that enables the artistic atmosphere Drontheim seek to provide.
Drontheim plays music on the edge of post-rock and alternative metal, infused with large amounts of atmospheric and cinematic passages, with the sound being sometimes distorted and strict and other times dark and emotional. The members of Drontheim are or have been involved with bands such as Manes, Atrox, Khonsu, Bloodthorn and more.
Norwegian death metal pivotals BLOOD RED THRONE announced the first details of their new studio album. The record, the ninth in their 20 years career, will be called "Fit To Kill" and will be released in September 13th by Mighty Music. The artwork was done by Giannis Nakos.
Guitar player Død states:-
"We keep climbing the Throne. Fit To Kill is by far our most old-school release since 2003's Affiliated With the Suffering. Back to the roots. Death metal never dies".
One of the tracks of the album, "InStructed InSanity" can already be heard in the lyrics video below.
Pre-orders for "Fit To Kill" will start in June. It will be released in CD, LP, ltd LP and box-set.
Upcoming shows (More TBA)
May 31st - Grabbenacht Festival (Germany)
June 1st - Fuck the Commerce (Germany)
June 7th - Las Vegas Deathfest (USA)
November 2nd - Damnation Fest (UK)
Norwegian Black / Thrash quartet Nocturnal Breed to release new album "We Only Came For The Violence" in June
Norwegian Black/Thrash Metal cult act Nocturnal Breed have revealed first details for their new album. It will be entitled "We Only Came For The Violence" and was produced by Sverre Dæhli (Audiopain). At the moment, the album is being mixed and mastered. The release date is set for June 28th, 2019, and "We Only Came For The Violence" will be released by Folter Records.
Furthermore, Nocturnal Breed have confirmed some festival shows for 2019 – the band will be on stage at the following events:
Under The Black Sun 2019 (Germany)
Hellbotn Metalfest 2019 (Norway)
Eindhoven Metal Meeting 2019 (Netherlands)
Norwegian black metallers Nordjevel reveal the new video "Amen Whores." The track hails from the band's highly anticipated second album, Necrogenesis, set for international release on March 29th via Osmose Productions. See & hear Nordjevel's "Amen Whores" video in its entirety HERE at Osmose's official YouTube channel.
Nordjevel, whose self-titled debut album was released on Osmose Productions to great critical acclaim three years ago, are back with a vengeance with Necrogenesis, an album which sees the band's core of founder and vocalist Doedsadmiral (Svartelder, Doedsvangr, Enepsigos) and bassist DzeptiCunt (ex-Ragnarok), being joined by Destruchtor (Myrkskog, ex-Morbid Angel) on guitars and backing vocals and Dominator (ex-Dark Funeral) on drums.
The new arrivals have enabled Nordjevel to expand its musical horizons and produce an album that promises to be more ferocious than its predecessor, as Doedsadmiral explains:-
"With the addition of Destruchtor and Dominator to the band's lineup, Nordjevel has never been so strong. Necrogenesis is a much darker and violent album. It is also more varied and mature, both musically and lyrically. We definitely did not want to get stuck in a rut and churn out an identikit version of our debut, and fortunately, we all felt that we wanted to go in the same direction, so we were all able to work together extremely well on the new songs. Having said that, Necrogenesis was a hard bastard of an album to complete, and at times, we felt that the universe was conspiring against us, so it became a very personal album for all of us."
To give fans a taste of what they can expect from Necrogenesis, Nordjevel have just released a new video for the track "Amen Whores," which can be seen in its entirety HERE at Osmose Productions' official YouTube channel. Also see the previously revealed video for opening track "Sunset Glow" HERE, also at Osmose's official YouTube channel. "Sunset Glow" has also been released as a single, and can be streamed or downloaded HERE at Osmose's Bandcamp.
Necrogenesis is set to hit the streets on Osmose Productions on March 29th in CD Jewel Case, Limited Edition CD Digipack (with bonus track), Limited Edition Double Gatefold Vinyl in Blood Red (with bonus track), Limited Edition Double Gatefold Vinyl in Black (with bonus track), Digital, and Limited Edition Audio Tape formats. Preorder info can be found HERE.
Recorded at Velvet Recording in Spydeberg, Norway, Necrogenesis was engineered by Nordjevel and Christer Krogh, and mixed and mastered by Patric Darkhyrys at his WSL Studios in France.
Norwegian ultra-doom titans Abyssic stream the entirety of their highly anticipated second album, High the Memory, at heavily trafficked web-portal NoCleanSinging.com. Set for international release on February 22nd via Osmose Productions, hear Abyssic's High the Memory in its entirety exclusively HERE.
Abyssic is a unique symbiosis of atmospheric approaches in funeral death/doom, with black and prog influences. The signature is enhanced by orchestrations with Mellotron, Minimoog, and upright bass.
Abyssic is a result of a collaboration between Memnock (Susperia), Elvorn (Susperia), and André Aaslie (Funeral, Images At Twilight, Gromth, Profane Burial), and together with Asgeir Mickelson (ex-Borknagar, Ihsahn), they recorded the debut album A Winter's Tale in February 2016 for Osmose Productions.
Later in 2016, Tjodalv (Susperia, ex-Dimmu Borgir, Old Man's Child) and Makhashanah (AKA Henriette Bordvik - Asagraum [live], ex-Sirenia) joined Abyssic, and together with Memnock, Elvorn, and Aaslie, they bring you the Abyssic darkness with album #2, High The Memory.
In the lead up to its international release this Friday, hear High the Memory in its entirety exclusively HERE, courtesy of NoCleanSinging.com. Pre-order info can be found HERE.
Edged Circle Productions sets April 12th as the international release date for Inculter's highly anticipated second album, Fatal Visions, on CD, vinyl LP, and cassette tape formats.
Hailing from the west coast of Norway, Inculter first burst onto the scene with the Stygian Deluge 7" EP in 2013: It sold out within two weeks from Edged Circle, and the cassette version was gone within a day. From there, the still-very-young band were voted "Band of the Week" by Darkthrone's tastemaking Fenriz.
Carrying forward that momentum, in early 2015, Inculter released their highly anticipated debut album,
Persisting Devolution, again through Edged Circle. Still not even in their 20s yet, right from the very first second, the power-trio unleashed an iron-fisted attack and refused to relent, punishing the listener with cranky-yet-catchy thrash metal that draws influence from a wide swath of ancient thrash darkness. Whether it's the nascent violence of the early Bay Area sound or the bestial blitz of mid '80s Germany, from the ultra-OTT of Canada's old speed/thrash scene to the weird 'n' unhinged musings of contemporaneous Eastern Europe, Inculter covered nearly every base with the magick 'n' mastery of true veterans.
Not surprisingly, Persisting Devolution reaped worldwide acclaim and led to the band being invited as direct support for such legendary acts as Mayhem and Kvelertak for sold-out events. Inculter continued to master their craft on the live front, prolifically playing before all and sundry, and thus setting the stage for their second full-length strike. Ominously titled Fatal Visions, that album is at last upon us!
Staying true to their sound whilst pushing their own limits, here on Fatal Visions do Inculter exhibit more finesse and flair, more magick and mastery. If Persisting Devolution leaned more on the raw side - understandably so, given the band's youth at the time - then the self-produced Fatal Visions sees the now-quartet getting to the heart of their sound and, with mastering by Enslaved's Herbrand Larsen, leaving a more powerful and timeless document for the ages. That expansion to a four-piece is immediately felt; the attack is tighter and more urgent, the dual-riff interplay dazzling with darkness and ever-twisting memorability. Indeed, these Fatal Visions cut quickly and sharply, their locked-in slash 'n' surge sounding almost criminally accomplished. No more red-eyed and bleeding-raw belligerence here: rather, a spiked landscape of classic heavy metal majesty rendered wild and wondrous. If anything, one could say Inculter are taking cues from cult-institution forebears Aura Noir but accelerating up the evolutionary chain far quicker...or simply that Fatal Visions is THE Now Sound of Inculter.
The future is so far in the past, Inculter have prophesied the present with Fatal Visions. Completed by stunning artwork from R.K. Valbo (Obliteration, Void Eater), this is another bold step toward total dominance.
First track premiere to be revealed shortly. Preorder info can be found HERE. A full video report, edited by Necro Lust Productions, can be seen in its entirety HERE
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