Hells Headbangers have set August 30th as the international release date for Sadokist's highly anticipated second album, Necrodual Dimension Funeral Storms, on CD and vinyl LP formats.
Sadokist formed in 2007 and have lurked deep in the fertile Finnish underground since 2007, brewing up demos that pronounced its foremost aims: the telltale Evil Sado Fuckin' Metal in 2008 and 2010's Horrors From Hell, with a split tape in between with comrades Black Angel fittingly titled Sadomatik Angel Attack. A couple more demos followed in 2012, and all this hard graft eventually culminated in the opus of obscurity now known as Thy Saviour's Halo, Held by Horns, the band's cult-classic debt album from 2014. Deeply and reverently committed to their classic forebears - from the early Big Three of Teutonic thrash to the first explosions of filth from the '80s South American underground, not to mention the almighty Bathory and Necrovore - Sadokist nevertheless exude an effervescent elan and caustic, careening charm that immediately put them well beyond mere "retro" retread. In fact, their youthful vibrancy put Thy Saviour's Halo, Held by Horns over the hump of over-familiarity and into a realm populated by the likes of Nifelheim, Desaster, and Aura Noir, such is the strength of Sadokist's songwriting.
Now allied with long-time fans Hells Headbangers, Sadokist are prepared to unleash their second full-length nuclear detonation: Necrodual Dimension Funeral Storms. An intensification of Saviour's Halo, Held by Horns in every way - more violence, more finesse, more speed, more ominousness, more of MORE - Necrodual Dimension Funeral Storms is a crude 'n' rude plunge deep into the depths of Satanic speed metal HELL. The album was recorded at the band's rehearsal space and then finished at Megahammer's home studio during 2017-2018; as such, it retains a touch of the caustic rawness of their debut album whilst exhibiting more clarity that thankfully doesn't dampen their ever-burning fires. In fact, the pronounced up-ratcheting of execution brings their effervescent furiousness into greater focus, allowing these anthems to bring bountiful diabolism and a perverse joy to any listener infected with Sadokist's salacious charm. Or, put another way: mandatory headbanging shall spill over into total and utter possession, and the effect shall be instantaneous as well as long-lasting.
Teetering on the edge of the abyss but exhibiting a mastery beyond compare, Sadokist shall lead you into Necrodual Dimension Funeral Storms. The first storm can be found with the new track "Beater of Children of God," which can be heard HERE at Hells Headbangers' Bandcamp, where the album can be pre-ordered.
Finnish modern metal act As I May are releasing their second album "My Own Creations" on July 26, 2019 via labels Rockshots Records (Italy) and July 24th Spiritual Beast (Japan). The sophomore full length is a fast-paced blend of modern metal with metalcore highlights. It’s heavy, melodic and unique; and sonically more mature than As I May's previous release "Speak No Evil" (2017). Working on writing music that is easy to identify with a digital atmosphere, As I May make their listeners headbang and sing along to the catchy choruses.
Paying homage to many old school metal bands, In Flames fans will find a special affinity for this Finnish act.
The band's third single 'I See You In Me' follows their previously released tracks 'Cure Is Worse Than Disease' and 'Pride Goes Before A Fall' off the upcoming album. Both songs already have over 100,000 combined Spotify streams.
The band explains the track:-
"It's a pretty hard-hitting melodic song with an orchestral touch. It's the most Finnish sounding track on the album with a melancholic catchy chorus. It tells the story of a man that views something familiar in the mirror and what he has been hiding."
Watch and listen to the new music video for 'I See You In Me' here and the band's previous music videos:
Single streams and downloads available at http://smarturl.it/AsIMay
As I May is a four-piece modern melodic metal band from Mikkeli, Finland - formed in 2016. The group now consists of Tipi Nokelainen (vocals and bass); Lasse Hiltunen (vocals and guitar); Jani Valhola (backup vocals and guitars) and Marko Korhonen (drums). As I May has since started to gain ground in the Finnish heavy metal scene. The music's soul lies within catchy melodies and big choruses. As I May combines modern elements, yet keeps focussing on the heavier side.
Russian Prog Metallers Next Door To Heaven release new album "V Ways To Accept" via Sliptrick Records
Russian female progressive metal act Next Door To Heaven has released the new album "V Ways To Accept" via Sliptrick Records.
"The album takes the listener into a long journey through all stages of grief and life changes. It contains 10 songs all of which will make you feel involved into a very personal story. Despite the fact that the album is very sacramental for musicians created it, listeners can find something for themselves. "V Ways To Accept" is a painful cure for a human being but it helps to see the way out".
Check the video for the single "Light" and the lyric video for "Acceptance II: I See Through".
Next Door To Heaven: Next Door To Heaven was formed in St.Petersburg, Russia on September 2014. The band was founded by Eugene Mazunov (guitars, bass, back vocals) and Daria Mazunova (vocals and lyrics). Next Door To Heaven plays progressive/alternative metal, with the debut album "Exit Station" released in November 2016.
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Albania's Crossbones release their new album “The Awakening” Friday, July 12th, via Alpha Omega Records. The album was produced, mixed and mastered by Alex Azzali at Alpha Omega Studios. “The Awakening” is now available on all the digital platforms:
Spotify – iTunes – Apple – Amazon
Comments the band on “The Awakening”:
"What if everything you are told is a lie? Are you ready to start accepting it? This album is an inner reflection on the origins of human kind. It is a personal view on who brought us here on Earth. It also raises questions on whether all the information and knowledge we have is true or beneficial to our journey. What if everything we are taught is wrong, wayward, a version of the truth; the personal truth of a certain group and not the objective truth? It is time for us to open our minds and hearts and to begin accepting that our origins and this place we call “home” maybe far more exotic and fantastic than what we can even begin to imagine. It is time to wake up from the deep sleep of ignorance and absolute darkness and enlighten our minds, hearts and souls and to prepare to take a step further into ascension."
Just recently Crossbones released the official video “Realigning The Truth”, taken from the new album, watch it here: https://youtu.be/PeTi4DX9XqY
Crossbones is the most recognized metal act in Albania and the only band from the mid 90’s that still keeps going, today stronger than ever. Their album “WWIII” is making quite a buzz since its launch in January 13th 2017. The album was produced, mixed and mastered by Tommy Talamanca (Sadist) at Nadir Music Studios. “WWIII” combines American thrash metal influences with a dark sound and typical Est European sonorities. The result is an album created with the intention of hit hard the ears of the listener without losing melodic passages and “catchy” riffs, and where the recurring use of both English and Albanian languages marks a new way in the European post-thrash genre. Among countless gigs and performances, CROSSBONES have played with Rock and Metal giants such as Ian Paice, legendary drummer of Deep Purple and as a direct support act for Greek Black Metal legends of Rotting Christ. Furthermore the band has headlined many concerts and festivals in Italy, Greece, North Macedonia, Montenegro, Kosovo, toured in Baltics (Estonia and Latvia), Ukraine and headlined Balkan Metal Meeting 4 Tuzla/Bosnia, April 27-28 2018, and more. Crossbones' new effort, “The Awakening” is released digitally on July 12th, via Alpha Omega Records, produced, mixed and mastered by Alex Azzali at Alpha Omega Studios.
Danish Black Metallers Orm release first excerpt from 'Ir'; album nears August release through Indisciplinarian
Danish black metal band Orm recently announced the release of their long awaited second album, Ir ("verdigris"), which will see the light of day on August 30th through Indisciplinarian. Now, the band releases the first album audio excerpt. As the album is comprised of two massive compositions, the new preview showcases five minutes of music from the record's A-side in a filmed live fashion. Preorders for the album's physical formats are now also available.
Orm's second album Ir is an ambitious progressive black metal work consisting of the two compositions "Klippens Lyse Hal" ("The Bright Hall Of The Cliff") and "Bær Solen Ud" ('Carry Out The Sun"), which clock in at twenty-three and twenty-four minutes respectively. The band's guitarist and singer Simon Sonne Andersen produced the album, and the band collectively designed the record's visual side themselves.
Recently, Orm released the first sounds from Ir in an album trailer, but now the band unleashes the first genuine excerpt from the album in the shape of five minutes from the record's side A, "Klippens Lyse Hal." The excerpt is not sound directly from the album though but instead it comes from a recent live session in the Copenhagen based studio Black Tornado, produced by the band itself and filmed by film-makers Bjørn Patterson and Anders Dahl.
Listen and watch as Orm performs an excerpt from Ir's "Klippens Lyse Hal" HERE.
Orm (Danish for "serpent") assumed form in 2015, and in 2017, the band released its first and eponymous album which arose with its mythical tales of man and nature accompanied by a grandiose, melodic yet raw and direct black metal. The next chapter of Orm's history is Ir, where the contrasts are bigger, the complex is more complex, the simple simpler, and the melodies are poignant and contagious. The form is elongated, dynamic, and adventurous, and the musical ambition and performance bears witness to an ensemble void of compromise and led solely by its own flame, wherever it may lead. The album's narration revolves around the impermanence of all things and is a personal reflection on how this aspect is contained within the human drama, religion, and nature.
Ir will be released on vinyl, cassette, and digital formats on August 30th 2019 through Indisciplinarian. The vinyl version is pressed in runs of 400 copies on black vinyl and 100 on white, both with a beautiful gatefold with a booklet, and the cassette version comes in 150 white copies in a slipcase. Both physical versions of the album are now available for pre-ordering via Indisciplinarian webshop HERE.
In connection with the album release, Orm will play a string of Danish shows, among those a release show at Alice in Copenhagen the day before the release. The band has also added two November shows in Aarhus and Odense, and they are among the headliners at the Raise Your Horns Festival on their native island of Bornholm in September. Mainland European shows are currently being booked for early 2020.
ORM Live 2019:
8/29/2019 Alice - København, DK *Ir release show [info]
9/13-14/2019 Raise Your Horns Festival - Rønne, DK [info]
11/01/2019 Headquarters - Aarhus, DK [info]
11/02/2019 Studenterhuset - Odense, DK [info]
As announced a few weeks ago and after already unveiling the official music video of the single "For Today" and then releasing their new album 'One Last Breath' for CD & Digital, French melodic metallers EZOX just streamed the full-record over YouTube.
In addition to the album full-stream, the official 4K music video for the single "For Today" is still up on YouTube too while physical and digital versions of the album are both available on bandcamp.
Stream the whole record on YouTube | Buy your copy on Bandcamp
...For the record...
Founded in 2013 in South-East of France, EZOX is a melodic metal four-piece which spend its first year as a band to write some songs and find its own musical path.
EZOX's first effort official 'Crawl To Paradise' compiling the works written between 2014 and 2018 is a bewitching journey through violence and melodies of an announced disaster that sounds like crushing waves...
A few months only after the release of the EP, Ezox entered the studio to record a new album released worldwide on May/June 2019.
For fans of In Flames, Dissection, Parkway Drive, Trivium, Thy Art Is Murder...
Floridian Symphonic Black/Death Metallers Immanifest sign with The Artisan Era; new album out this year
Tampa, Florida-based symphonic black/death metal project Immanifest is excited to announce their signing to rising extreme metal label, The Artisan Era. Active since 2008, Immanifest immediately made a name for themselves with the 2010 release of their EP, Qliphotic. A well-received effort by fans of symphonic extreme metal all over the globe. After it was released, it was also highly praised by numerous members of influential extreme metal acts including musicians who play in Old Man's Child, Borknager, Deicide, Kamelot, and Malevolent Creation.
Good things come to those who wait, and, Immanifest is gearing up to unleash a new album of their best material yet later in the year that is very much worth the time it's taken it to come to fruition. The Artisan Era excitedly shared that, "We've been fans of their previous work for many years now and we are very excited to work with Immanifest on their coming out this fall!"
Immanifest comments on signing with The Artisan Era:-
"It is with pleasure and honor to announce that we – Immanifest – have signed with the Artisan era. Awakened from stasis, the band is thrilled to be joining the ranks of musicians that have gained such distinction within extreme metal. In the words of our vocalist Eldrik, ‘With combined strength, we shall be unstoppable."
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Italian Symphonic Metallers Astralium to release debut album via Rockshots Records / Spiritual Beast (Japan) in August 2019
Italy’s symphonic metal band Astralium have just unleashed 'The Journey', the first single and video off their upcoming debut album 'Land Of Eternal Dreams', due out on August 23rd via Rockshots Records (worldwide release) along with the full length being available in Japan via Spiritual Beast on the same date.
The official video clip is available on YouTube at the following link:-
'The Journey' is available as digital single at the following links:
A pure symphonic album with power heavy prog metal influences, epic choirs, high pitch vocals plus lyrical sections and baroque / magniloquent arrangements, “Land Of Eternal Dreams” is a concept release about dreams and the astral universe, but also the fantasy world that lives in us. It's an inner journey through imaginary stories about myths and legends from the past.
The band explains the release:-
"First of all, I want to say that we are very excited about our debut album “Land Of Eternal Dreams”. Fans can expect an amazing album of great melodies, blended with cinematic, symphonic and classical music, along with metal guitar riffs and epic choirs. We believe that music evokes sensations, emotions and real fantastic worlds in our minds."
The album also features specials guests Tommy Johansson (Sabaton, Majestica), Jo Lombardo (Ancestral, ex-Metatrone), Andrea Martongelli (Arthemis), Stefano "Ghigas" Calvagno (Metatrone, NefeshCore), Adam Cook (A Hill To Die Upon), Davide Bruno (Metatrone, NefeshCore) and more.
Astralium was formed in 2014 by soprano Roberta Pappalardo and bass player Giuseppe Pappalardo. Drummer Salvo Grasso (Metatrone, Hypersonic) and guitarist Emanuele Alessandro complete the line-up.
Purity Through Fire sets August 19th as the international release date for Neptrecus' highly anticipated third album, Ars Gallica. The album shall be released on limited-edition digipack and normal jewelcase CD formats, with the vinyl LP version following during the winter.
One of the black metal underground's best-kept secrets, Neptrecus have been proudly flying the banner for traditional French black metal since 2011. During that time, they've patiently and studiously built a stellar canon of work that's reverently rooted in '90s classicism but not once smacks of regression or backwards-thinking complacency. If anything, Neptrecus staunchly set their sights on the horizon, and dutifully unfurl forward their attack with windswept grandeur and fiery passion. In short, timeless black metal imagination.
And now, under the auspices of Purity Through Fire do Neptrecus deliver their finest work to date with Ars Gallica. Simply by continuing to do what they do best is how the quartet deliver a master stroke with their third album. Robustly recorded - muscled leanly, metallic where so much black METAL forgets the latter aspect - whilst not losing their intrinsic mysticism, Ars Gallica displays a Neptrecus seemingly drunk on their own power, whipping forth an epic fury atop a breathtaking canvas of textures and emotions. This winding 'n' wily attack betrays an advanced grasp of songwriting that's multi-hued and malicious in equal measure, painting wide swathes of majesty and malevolence, wonder and wickedness. It's as much Olde Worlde as it is new, and makes for a mesmerizing 48-minute journey.
As the once-honorable idiom of French BM continues to be distorted with dissonance and obfuscation, all masking a wholesale lack of actual songwriting, here arises Neptrecus to raise their swords and carry the banner of the past into the present!
Raise the banners with the new track "Retour aux Sorces" HERE at Purity Through Fire's official YouTube channel.
Hamadría, present the music video for "Crepúsculo", taken from their first album "Reina Azul", recorded entirely in the historic centre of Lima, Peru.
Watch it here:- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2CIMutEdNfI&feature=youtu.be
Video directed by Hector F. Ilizarbe S. who is also a member of Hamadría.
Ingrid Castro (lead vocal)
Lesly Soto (keyboards, backing vocals)
Hector Ilizarbe (drums)
Miguel Cantuta (guitar)
Eduardo Pinto (bass guitar)
Cristian Gamboa (guitar, backing vocals)
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