China's death-thrash murder crew is back from the Nausea Skeleton Abyss! This CD is a compilation of these homicidal hooligans’ past three cassette releases. Thus, making this 18-track collection a 75-minute blast of pure brutality! If you're possessed by the likes of Possessed, Morbid Saint and Repulsion Dugu's poison is your cup of tea.
Nausea Skeleton Abyss was released on November 23rd, 2019, via Awakening Records.
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Speed Scum Dog - Drums
TormentoRx - Guitars
IronfingerHo - Guitars
Morbid Gut - Vocals
Spike - Bass
Bucharest, Romania based Post Black Metal quintet Vathos announce they have finished recording their debut album, Underwater, scheduled to be soon released in collaboration with Loud Rage Music.
The 8 tracks material to be featured on Underwater was recorded at Studio148 (https://www.facebook.com/148studio) with Marius Costache. Vathos have already released a first video for the track Curse of Apathy here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_iyjIeVNN38
More details to come soon.
Deathhammer Records sets February 1st as the international release date for Dark Poetry's album entitled "Specimen"! Album will be limited to 300 copies - silkscreen hand-printed CD!In the words of Robert Camassa (Radio producer, Cybc):
"Dark Poetry have been gravitating for the past years somewhere between the Lost and Found searching for identity, honing their craft. I'd say closer to the Lost, with botched attempts at recording and the learning curve of life's ups and downs. Their new release "SPECIMEN" unleashes feral soundscapes that suggest they have not just arrived but they mean to conquer. And you don't need to look for them at the Lost anymore. They have been Found. This ain't metal, baby... it is resounding supersonic bestial blues!"
Recording, engineering and mixing by Andreas Matheou
Mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege
Dark Poetry emerged from the underground of Cyprus in 2002 and since its inception, the band was dedicated in composing original music influenced by all aspects of being, through the essence of Middle Eastern sounds. Through various experimentations and a line-up change, they set on the core members in 2010, being a 4-piece entity.
The band’s first release came in 2018 with their self-titled EP, containing the tracks ‘ghost’ and ‘absence’, setting the motion for their debut album. Dark Poetry’s first full-length album ‘SPECIMEN’ is coming out on the 1st of February 2020 through Deathhammer Records and Undersound.
Åland Islands Gothic Metallers LAMORI unveil "The Devil's Mark" music video and announce "Neo Noir" album release date
Åland Islands metallers LAMORI are proud to announce that "Neo Noir" will be out on 31/01/2020 via Wormholedeath / Aural.
"Neo Noir - The New Black. Finnish goth-masters LAMORI are back. The reservoirs of darkness brings you their take on classic gothic metal mixed with dark wave, modern rock and everything in between. Bigger choruses, stronger melodies and bittersweet darkness all wrapped in a doomy package. The band worked close with both Mazzeo and Belotti all the way from pre-production to the final release. This time around we also put more time and effort on each instrument, especially the vocals. We think this album is a beautiful mix of both old and new LAMORI."
From Reservoirs of Darkness and Neon Lit Nightmares rises Finnish five-piece LAMORI. Their sound is defined by uniting Gothic Metal with Dark Wave, Modern Rock and everything in between. Lyrics inspired by cult horror movie maestros and old romanticism furthermore finalize their macabre elegance. The band roots back to 2006. Singer Matias Juselius and guitarist Marcus Pellas had ideas about starting a gothic rock band in their home town of Mariehamn, on The Åland Islands. Jens Wickholm soon joined the duo, followed by Mikael Westerlund on bass. An acoustic live performance was held under the name L'Amori Acoustica.
After a fruitless search for a drummer the band was put on ice for nearly two years. The group got together and started rehearsing again in late 2008, still searching for a drummer. Emanuel Sanchez stepped in and joined the group in early 2009. The band was now officially formed. Together they did their first live performance some months later. The constellation has remained the same until this day. Under the name L’Amori (later to be changed to LAMORI), the band recorded their first four track Demo EP in 2011, titled The Reservoirs of Darkness. Their first full-length album Deadly Desires was self-released some years later in 2013.
A year after the release of Deadly Desires the band penned a record deal with Italian label Wormholedeath. Their first major album To Die Once Again was released through the label in 2016. It was at this time the band changed the name from L'Amori to the more straightforward LAMORI. The following years the band toured in Finland, Sweden, Latvia and Lithuania and also started working on a new album. The recordings of Neo Noir began in the summer 2018 at Mathlab Studios in Italy, with producers Carlo Belotti and Jonathan Mazzeo. Of the three singles released prior to the album, An Angel by Your Side reached the most praise, hitting 380.000 views on YouTube in only one month.
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.
Italian Alternative / Nu Metal band, Overlaps, have announced the release of their second album 'In Your Room' on March 27th, 2020 via Time To Kill Records.
'In your Room' is arranged and produced by Franco Fraccastoro (except No Way, Queen of Peace and Wait for Me). Mixed and mastered in Finland by Jesse Vainio (Sunrise Avenue, Apocalyptica, The Rasmus). Album artwork by Diego Bozza. Pics by Daniele Visman.
"In your Room" shows an evolution not only in terms of sound, but also in terms of writing compared to the previous album. Many songs are inspired by some incisive experiences that the band lived last year during the European tours in which it took part.
“Wait for me” talks about opportunities, how to live one's passions fully, not to let them escape and to wake up every day in a different place with a different opportunity.
“Who I am” was written in a personal way by Gloria, who on stage finds that unconditional love for music, moved by the exchange of energy with the audience, which goes beyond everything, every emotion, every feeling.
“Queen of peace”, were written in London, has a more pop momentum. The English metropolis, which enjoys numerous corners of peace, becomes the subject of a metaphor to underline that the search for serenity can also find a place within us.
The lyrics of the other pieces are at times poetic and metaphorical, with references to decadent poetry: Baudelaire's "Spleen" and the evanescent images of Tim Burton's cinematography are an example. There is no shortage of riffs and pressing refrains like in Your eyes, Mr Right and Wasted.
“No way” and "I don't need", present stronger themes, such as the search for one's independence through the elimination of prejudices, fears, needs, and deleterious attachments.
“In this Room”, the first revealed single of the album, contains the meaning of the desire to leave your room, from your comfort zone, from the "bubble" where it all began.
Gloria Piccinin – Vocals
Marco Perviero – Drums
Stefano Galioto – Bass
Marco Marinato – Guitars
Rage-fuelled adrenaline junkies Medium give us their own fresh take on the grind/crust style with their self-titled debut. Their approach is not very conventional; there's something unique in the way they blend the best qualities of genres like grind, crust, punk and even death metal and hardcore to make music that's virtually unforgettable. There's palpable energy coursing through the entire album, with each song showcasing a slightly different dimension of the band's own sound. The dark and emotive undercurrent lends to the music a human quality that is not rooted only in aggression like most others in the style; streaks of melodies shimmer through the chaotic blasting parts and leave an indelible effect on you. This is some of the best, honest-to-goodness grind/crust music that you'll come across in this era, and the most commendable part of it all is that this is from a band from Argentina trying their best to make a mark - the talent is undeniable but the effort and intent is exceptional.
Swiss Heavy Metallers Burning Witches launch album pre-order with video for new single, 'Sea Of Lies'
At the end of 2019, Burning Witches promised the release of the first taster from their forthcoming album Dance With The Devil, which is due on March 6, 2020 via Nuclear Blast - and today the group has delivered in the form of the lead single 'Sea Of Lies'! Watch the accompanying visualizer video for the track over on YouTube: youtu.be/decnY34nllo
Pre-order Dance With The Devil now: nblast.de/BWDanceWithTheDevil
The quintet says:-
"We are delighted to present you our second single 'Sea Of Lies'! In our humble opinion, the track mirrors the album really well. The old-school vibe, the heavy as hell approach and the growling yet melodic moments showcase the evolved WITCHES of 2020! The lyrical content deals with very personal events that took place during 2019, when there was a lot of challenges around the band. We hope you enjoy it as much as we do!"
Purchase/stream the song here: nblast.de/BWSeaOfLies
Listen to 'Sea Of Lies' and other new tracks in the NB New Releases Playlists:
nblast.de/SpotifyNewReleases | nblast.de/AppleMusicNewReleases
The new album was recorded at Little Creek Studio and produced once again by V.O. Pulver and German thrash titan Schmier. The cover artwork was created by Hungarian artist Gyula Havancsák (BLIND GUARDIAN TWILIGHT ORCHESTRA, ACCEPT, POWERWOLF, STRATOVARIUS etc.) and DESTRUCTION / GOMORRA guitarist Damir Eskic.
Hungarian Sci-fi metallers Mytra premiere new song “N.I.R.A”; new album “Logos” to be released in February
Science fiction-influenced electronic progressive metal band Mytra is going to release the follow-up to their long awaited 2014 debut album early February via Nail Records. The second full-length, titled “Logos” contains 11 brand new songs featuring ethereal synthesizers, electronic melodies and effects with diverse vocal performances. Check out the lyric video for the first song “N.I.R.A.” which is now available for streaming on the link below!
Mytra - N.I.R.A. (Official lyric video) - youtu.be/E4hCTS8BI_g
Guitarist/vocalist Róbert Hocza had this to say about the new song:
“The new song, “N.I.R.A” is about the symbiosis of human beings and machines, which is not so much of science fiction any more as there has been numerous experiences where the connection between the human brain and machines controlled by them have proven to be successful. In the near future the digital gadgets on our tables, in our pockets and hands will become parts of our bodies and will serve us expanding our comfort zones as our stationary helpers. This technological advancement will however most probably going to strike the killing blow to the already dying social interactions and connections, so humanity enters a new historical age: the cycle of digital solitude is about to begin.”
With “Logos” MYTRA claim to have taken a much more direct and straightforward approach to the songs, making them their heaviest and most compact one to date. Beside the usual female lead vocals and vocoder, this time the album also features male growled vocals. Just like the debut album, the recording, mixing and mastering of “Logos” took place in the home studios of the band members over a one year period.
The band commented on the new album by saying:-
"5 years after “Beta” we’ve completed work on the follow-up of the debut album, “Logos” is it’s direct successor and it is now finally ready to be unleashed! Over the last few years the band went through many changes both music and line-up-wise, but the overall atmosphere and sound remained the same. We don’t want to make anyone get lost in the maze of over-complicated genre definitions, so it’s up to each of you to call this material what you feel like it is.”
French Symphonic Metallers Beneath My Sins unveil "I Decide" album details; first single "Your Muse" out January 24th
French Symphonic Metallers Beneath My Sins are set to release their upcoming album “I Decide” on March 20th via Pride & Joy Music. Today the band has unveiled the beautiful front cover artwork and tracklisting.
Furthermore, the first single, instant grat & video for the song "Your Muse" will be released on January 24th, 2020!
Just recently Beneath My Sins announced the band’s next shows and 2020 UK tour with Tezaura & Serpentyne. See the confirmed dates below.
2020 - FRANCE
Jan 17, 2020 Mons (BE)@La LorgnetteAcoustic show, w/ Beyond The Fields We Know
Jan 18, 2020 Arras (FR – 62) @GlanworthAcoustic show, w/ Burnt Umber
BACK TO THE UK with TEZAURA & SERPENTYNE
Apr 10, 2020 Abertillery (UK)@The Dolls House w/ WalesDementia Awereness Fest
Apr 11, 2020 Manchester (UK)@Rebellion Manchesterwith
Apr 12, 2020 Birmingham (UK)@Tower of song w/ Quinphonic Festival
Apr 13, 2020 Swansea (UK)@The Bunkhouse Swansea
Apr 15, 2020 Leicester (UK)@Firebug
Apr 16, 2020 Edinburgh (UK)@Bannermans Bar
Apr 17, 2020 Glasgow (UK)@Ivory Blacks
Apr 18, 2020 London (UK)@The Unicorn Camden Live
May 2020 IT @TBA
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