French Symphonic Metallers Beneath My Sins sign with Alpha Omega Management; new album out March 2020
Alpha Omega Management is excited to announce the signing of the French female-fronted Beneath My Sins! The band's new album is scheduled for March 2020.
Beneath My Sins is a French symphonic metal band created in December 2015 by the guitarist Clement Botz and the singer Emma Elvaston. Former members of Evolvent, they have together taken their first steps in the metal scene and in the musical composition. In March 2017, Beneath My Sins released their first album "Valkyries of Modern Times", promoted during shows in Belgium with Skeptical Minds and during two European tours shared with the Russian thrash metal band, Pokerface.
Quickly perceived as the emerging symphonic metal band of the French scene, Beneath My Sins had the opportunity to tour with the famous Canadian Kobra And the Lotus during their stay in France in June 2018 and Imperial Age in 2019. In September 2018, the band got in contact with Fabio D'Amore, bassist from Serenity. After a few meetings and discussions they all agreed that he would provides his services as a producer to the band. Thanks to this collaboration, the band was able to record under professional conditions and to work with famous names of the music business. Many talented guests such as Matteo Sisti from Eluveitie, Melissa Bonny from Ad Infinitum, Michele Guaitoli from Temperance and Visions of Atlantis and Fabio Lethien Polo from Elvenking also joined the ship for one or more songs. While awaiting the release of the album, the band has worked on an acoustic set warmly welcomed in France.
Beneath My Sins' new album is scheduled for March 2020. The year 2020 will be a very promising year as the band has already planned a UK tour in April, together with the mighty Serpentyne and Tezaura.
Beneath My Sins stated:
"We are very delighted and proud to formalize our partnership with such a prestigious and professional agency as Alpha Omega Management, for the booking of our next shows.Our first exchanges are already very promising and we are looking forward to announce the first successes of this collaboration!"
Australian blackened death metal outfit Earth Rot are now unveiling the cover artwork and album details of their upcoming opus 'Black Tides of Obscurity' which will be released on March 06, 2020 via Season of Mist.
Earth Rot comment:-
"A morbid hallucination of the inevitable end. Heralded by titanic black waves, monstrous tentacles spill forth from the abyss, accompanied by a total fracturing of the mind. Hanging black in the heavens, an all-seeing spectre of the adversary confirms our darkest fear: doom is coming for us all. It is with much excitement we reveal the title and artwork for our upcoming Season of Mist debut release, Black Tides of Obscurity with artwork by the exceptional Khaos Diktator Design. To celebrate the album release, we've hand-picked line-ups of the best that Australia's underground metal scene has to offer. Direct support comes from South Australia's most blasphemous sons: Christ Dismembered."
It's not all prog that comes from the land down under! Earth Rot; Australia's blackened death metal machine, with an old-school undercurrent and a sense of grim relentless groove. It is hateful, harmful, sinister and melancholy noise shaped by the world around you.
Since the inception in 2014, Earth Rot have pulled no punches, recording, releasing and touring heavily across Australia, Asia and Europe with no intent of settling for anything less. Their debut album 'Follow The Black Smoke' was released in the same year, quickly followed by the 'Chthonian Virtues' EP (2016) and the second full length 'Renascentia' in 2017.
Cultivating their sound in direct support of legends in the realms of black metal and death metal, around the world. The band embarked on heavy tours together with acts like FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE, PSYCROPTIC, VADER and MARDUK.
The past five years has seen Earth Rot quickly develop into a complex beast, dwelling in the deepest of pits. And this beast is ready to be released upon the masses...
Spanish Symphonic Metallers Diabulus In Musica release new single "Otoi"; new album 'Euphonic Entropy' out 14th February 2020
Symphonic metal quartet Diabulus In Musica has just released the power ballad, “Otoi”, the first single fresh off their forthcoming studio album, Euphonic Entropy. The long-player is to be released via Napalm Records on February 14, 2020 and takes the listener on a wild ride through time, emotions and genres. Beautiful classical elements paired with heart-warming symphonic metal melodies, as well as heavy guitar riffs and smashing drums, traverse all throughout their upcoming album.
Diabulus In Musica’s new single stands out due to Zuberoa Aznárez’ extraordinary vocals and keyboarder Gorka Elso’s powerful growls, paired with lyrics written entirely in the Basque language. The video for “Otoi” perfectly mirrors the mystical, grounded feeling the track conveys. Beautiful landscapes, wistful and equally unsettling parts, as well as amazing close-ups of Zuberoa and Gorka complete the overall aesthetic of the video.
Diabulus In Musica on the new single and video:-
"Otoi is a special song to us because it is entirely sung in Basque, our local language, one of the oldest languages in Europe and the only Proto-Indo-European one that is still alive. “Otoi” means ‘prayer’, in this case to the ancient gods of Basque mythology: Urtzi and Amari who represent the sky and its mother, the Earth, respectively. It is a kind of lament around the loss of our cultural identity throughout the time due to different threats. The video was recorded in a 16th century Basque farmhouse which is now a key heritage object of the region.”
Watch The New Official Video “Otoi” HERE!
Euphonic Entropy is Diabulus In Musica’s fifth studio album and their fourth to be released via Napalm Records. The band is back with their heaviest album to date and continue their way to the top, while still retaining their roots.
Diabulus In Musica on Euphonic Entropy:-
"After three intense years, we’re finally back with probably our heaviest and most convincing album so far. We can’t wait to share the new songs with you all! We think they are fresh, diverse, energetic and a new step in DIM's history. We couldn't think of a better way to celebrate the 10th anniversary of our very first album than coming back with our strongest effort.”
Pre-Order The New Album Euphonic Entropy NOW!
Sometimes life itself can be the most beautiful inspiration for an artist. Diabulus In Musica singer Zuberoa Aznárez and her husband, keyboardist Gorka Elso, decided to fill their new album, Euphonic Entropy, with all the wonderful, yet chaotic emotions a new life brings. Diabulus In Musica’s fifth and fully self-produced album mirrors the changes and blossoming beauty in the lives of the two band leaders after the birth of their second child and melts everything into thunderous and highly passionate symphonic metal. The album is bursting with power ballads, beautiful melodies and emotions. Songs like the infectious and ultra-melodic “Otoi” (featuring lyrics in Basque language) bewitch the listener’s senses. The intoxicating “Misfits Swing” and the harmonic, soaring “One Step Higher” ensure a multi-faceted and thrilling adventure!
Diabulus In Musica is:
Vocals: Zuberoa Aznárez
Keyboards: Gorka Elso
Drums: David Carrcia
Guitar: Alexey Kolygin
Mexican death metal band CRS have teamed up with Metal Injection to stream the entirety of their new album The Collector of Truths. The album is set to be released This Friday via Concreto Records
Listen to the album in full here: https://metalinjection.net/av/full-album-stream/crs-bring-deathly-grooves-with-the-collector-of-truths
Mexican death metallers CRS prepare to release their second album, The Collector of Truths, this December. The Sonora-based band, formerly known as Cirrosis, originated in 1991 and released their debut LP Reciclando Desesperación in 1999. Now, twenty years after that first album and almost thirty years since the band's inception, CRS are back with a thirst for blood.
In the vein of Morbid Angel, Carcass, Fear Factory, and Cynic, CRS prides themselves on playing music that's both brutal and nuanced, with melodies that rise above the underlying chaos. Vocalist Sir Oz, guitarist/bassist Francisco “Chucky” Oroz, guitarist/bassist Joseph Lev, and drummer Tavo Ramirez were joined by two international guest musicians for this album: Kevin Talley (Dying Fetus, Suffocation, Chimaira) plays drums on “A Better Place to Hate,” “Tan Lejos de Dios (Nowhere.. But Here),” and “I’m the Universe," while Linus Klausenitzer of Obscura and Alkaloid lends his bass work to “The Art of Breathing. ”
The Collector of Truths will be available on December 6 2019 through Concreto Records.
SELFMADEGOD RECORDS proudly announces the signing of Polish death metal band BANISHER. The band’s fourth full length, "Degrees of Isolation", will be released on the 29th of February 2020 on CD / Ltd box / digital download.
Here is what the band says about the upcoming release:-
"'Degrees of Isolation' appears to be the most diverse, mature, and advanced (both musically and technically) album the band has ever done. The lyrics are based on true events, which makes the music on "Degrees of Isolation" dark and depressive. Every song talks about the feelings and emotions experienced throughout the incarceration, custody, and after being acquitted."
Also, it's worth mentioning that the album was recorded in a powerful line-up including members and ex-members of DECAPITATED, BELPHEGOR, VITAL REMAINS, HATE, REDEMPTOR, and SHODAN.
The album was recorded at Invent-Sound Studio in Bydgoszcz and contains 8 songs, which makes for almost 40 minutes of music. The cover art was made by Łukasz Jaszak (DECAPITATED, BLOOD RED THRONE, VOMITORY, VOLTURYON).
Slovakian metal monks Malokarpatan reveal the cover art to their highly anticipated third album, Krupinské ohne (The Fires of Krupina). The album will be released on March 20th, 2020 on CD, vinyl LP, and cassette tape formats via Invictus Productions once again in conjunction with their US allies at The Ajna Offensive. The band will be performing a release show with Cult of Fire on March 21st in Prague. In conjunction with the international release of Krupinské ohne, vinyl reissues of both Stridzie Dni and Nordkarpatenland will also be available.
The artwork for Krupinské ohne (The Fires of Krupina) was created by Matúš S. Ďurčík, AKA Svjatogor, a graphic designer and artist from Slovakia who was chosen to represent the historical themes throughout the new album. Says guitarist Adam of the artist and artwork, "I wanted to work with Svjatogor already when having the album concept set, as his personal style works wonderfully with the historical topic of the record and gives it a feeling of an old book rediscovered after gathering dust somewhere within lost archives. He perfectly understood the tension between the dreamy idyll of a pastoral world and the sinister, nightside elements of folklore that always lies at the heart of our work." Svatogor's artwork can be viewed HERE as well as HERE.
Malokarpatan's new album will be available on gatefold LP (on regular black vinyl and limited dark-orange vinyl), jewel-case CD, and cassette along with represses of the first two albums and will be available for pre-order at midday (CET) on Friday, December 6th along with an exclusive, limited-edition wooden box-set titled Trilógia ludového desu, which features all three full-length albums on vinyl with a metal pin, patch, and t-shirt. There are 85 color-vinyl box-sets and 85 black-vinyl boxsets available only from Invictus, shipping worldwide. Boxsets and Krupinské ohne (The Fires of Krupina) will ship to customers in early March in time for the new album's release. A track from the album will be published shortly to satiate your hunger for more Malokarpatan!
Spanish Prog / Power / Heavy metal combo Solarys are glad to announce that they have signed a deal with WormHoleDeath for the release of their album "Endless Clockworks".
The album has been recorded at RealSound Studio (Parma, Italy) and it will be out on 20/12/2019 via Wormholedeath/Wormholedeath USA.
Pre order available on 06/12/2019
Solarys is a Spanish band that emerged at the end of 2006 in the city of Córdoba, when Manuel Lobo (vocals), Salvador Almagro (guitars and keyboards), Rafael Navarro (drums) and Andrés Mesones (bass and keyboards) decided to start a new musical project after several years in other bands. In 2008 they incorporated a new rhythm guitar player in their lines, Javier Almagro; to give more earnest to their sound. Is a heavy metal band with current sound and many influences of German and Scandinavian power metal, with classic roots. In May of 2008 Solarys presented their first work with same name of the band. Andrés Mesones as the recorder and the album produced by the band. They showed eight songs, including Sande, and Jamás, those two claimed by their public.
In the summer of 2011, they launched their second work, Invierno. The recording again by Andrés Mesones and auto produced. They included new songs from their repertoire. In 2014, they released a new album Tábula Rasa, also self-produced and in digital work. This time Salvador Almagro and Andrés Mesones mixed and recorded those tracks, and mastered by José Rubio. After three independent works and winning the rock bands national contest Acordes del Rock, in September 2016 the band published Namastë, with the record label Altenwald Music. Salvador Almagro as recording engineer; mixed and mastered by José Rubio at Mega Sound studios.
Now, the band focus to international public by the hand of WormholeDeath (part of Aural Music).
Italian Symphonic Power Metallers Ravenword has unleashed “No More,” first single from their one-time studio album, Transcendence, out January 31 via Rockshots Records.
Vocalist Chiara Tricarico comments about the song: “This song is a classical power metal track with a beautiful piano part and a super-fast solo.” The track features Davide Lovecchio as special guest on the lead guitar.
“No More” is available as digital single at all major online stores, paired with an official audio track on YouTube.
Transcendence is now available for pre-order at the Rockshots Records' official store at http://bit.ly/Ravenword_CD.
Inspired by Edgar Allan Poe’s novel The Raven, the Milan, Italy, based band was originally formed in 2007 by keyboardist and composer Davide Scuteri (Choirs Of Veritas). After several years of activity, which included a self-titled demo, the band went on a brief hiatus, re-grouping in 2016 when singer Chiara Tricarico (Sound Storm, Moonlight Haze), drummer Michele Olmi (Chronosfear, Skeleeton) and bass/guitar player Cesare Ferrari (Choirs Of Veritas) joined the band, in order to create a one-time studio album that embodies the whole history of the band.
With Transcendence, RAVENWORD captures the romantic and decadent poetic themes typical of Edgar Allan Poe’s period, combined with an equally decadent symphonic metal sound. In line with RAVENWORD’s ode to poetry, the title Transcendence was chosen to symbolize the idea of always going beyond one’s perception of reality and seeking deeper meanings.
New York based industrial metal duo Hanzel und Gretyl return with their glorious ninth album,
‘Hexennacht’, a bestial feast of mechanised blast beats, ear-splitting guitars and shrieks from the very bowels of hell! It sees Kaizer Von Loopy and Vas Kallas continue their dark descent into the forest of an imagined Bavarian Halloween, blending black metal themes and aesthetics with industrial strength power. Surrender to the dark side of the galactic forest and enjoy the evil madness of ‘Hexennacht’ as HuG beseech you to join them in their glorious damnation from an otherworldly vortex.
Formed in New York in 1993, Hanzel und Gretyl have released eight previous albums and toured with Marilyn Manson, Prong, Slipknot, Rammstein, Ministry and Cradle Of Filth.
The band began their association with Metropolis Records in 2003 when the label issued the third
HuG album, ‘Über Alles’, which was described as a 'futuristic Wagnerian rock opera' and received
great reviews from publications as diverse as Kerrang! (UK) and The Village Voice (US). Follow-up
‘Scheissmessiah’ was memorably reviewed as ‘Handel’s Messiah from Hell’, while death and black
metal elements were incorporated into HuG’s sound on 2008 concept record ’2012: Zwanzig Zwölf’.
‘Born To Be Heiled’ (2012) was an eclectic blend of death, black and doom metal, classic rock,
electronic and industrial elements and ‘Black Forest Metal’ (2014), employed satanic themes
cross-referenced with forest motifs from the original Brothers Grimm fairy tale. 2018 saw the duo
celebrate their 25th anniversary with the release of ‘Satanik Germanik’.
HANZEL UND GRETYL
Kaizer Von Loopy/KyzrWölf - guitars, programming, vocals
Vas Kallas - vocals, bass
Scarlet Aura have become a staple in the European metal scene with their powerful live shows and crushing heavy metal. After touring internationally with artists like Rhapsody of Fire, Tarja, Beast in Black and Soto, releasing critically acclaimed albums and gaining steady followers on all channels, Scarlet Aura are now set to release their fifth album “Stormbreaker” and just shared the album’s cover art, tracklisting and release date with their fans for their anticipated new album.
The brand-new album “Stormbreaker” features the previously released single track ‘High in the Sky’ which debuted live during their summer tour.
Check out the music video ‘High in The Sky’ as first single from the new album “Stormbreaker” here https://youtu.be/xg-4sWp_QzY
The new album “Stormbreaker” will also mark the official release of the second fantasy book volume from the same trilogy. Scarlet Aura continues the conceptual “The Book Of Scarlet Trilogy” showing who they are through the musical and the lyrical part. The new album and book release date are set for 27th of March 2020.
Aura, the front lady, states:-
“As an artist I`m not afraid to dig into the unknown by approaching sensible subjects in our songs, subjects like the difficulty of being honest with others but also with yourself regarding your own feelings, the need of overcoming a huge sufferance that troubles you, the lack of courage when it`s about doing the right thing, the lack of love or the crying for it… subjects that make ourselves human, subjects that are in each one of us and that makes us who we are and maybe throughout our music, we get recovered, healed or better, we discover ourselves for who we really are because with any doubt music heals the spirit, metal heals the heart.
And so Stormbreaker was born and got the fantasy clothing as the second album from “The Book Of Scarlet” Trilogy which became without even knowing in advance, a journey, a process of getting our true self out there through this unique process of enjoying the combination between metal music and fantasy literature. The release album concerts will be true shows of spark in which we`ll use the amazing prop that will give you the goose bumps of the Scarlet world so join us, let`s make this 2020 tour into a sold out one, it will be definitely worth it!“.
Guitarist Mihai adds:-
“Stormbreaker continues the heavy metal statement we started with Hail To You and although “The Book Of Scarlet” trilogy takes these albums into a fantasy world of discovering Scarlet, I think we`ll all realize after listening that actually Scarlet is in each one of us. Stormbreaker comes rough, it comes straight forward, it comes in your face with the powerful rhythms, edgy guitar riffs, almost psychedelic guitar solos, hard crunchy bass lines, modulations and surprises at every step not giving you the time to get bored but to want more after every song, all of us exceeding even our own expectations. After I finished the production for Stormbreaker I was surprised of our evolution, I think it`s the best album Scarlet Aura had so far, I think it comes with the fresh sound and approach the heavy metal stage needs, I`m proud of how far we`ve got and I hope you`ll be too by coming to our shows and supporting the band. Can`t wait to see you out there!”
Dr. Tatyana Shubina, Managing Director of Silver City Records points out:-
“Eastern European countries and particularly Romania haven’t brought many metal bands on the international metal music radar, making with Scarlet Aura a beautiful exception also by their sparkling and full of energy fronted female singer, by their message full of light, by their powerful sound, unique guitar solos, song writing and the fantasy behind all this. Scarlet Aura in one word? Exceptional!”
The album was recorded in Bucharest at Silver City Studio and written, mixed, engineered and produced by Mihai Danciulescu, founder and guitar player of Scarlet Aura, with lyrics written by Aura Danciulescu. The album and the book will be released by Silver City Records, the band's own record label.
Accompanying the announcement of the release, Scarlet Aura will kick off a European wide tour in spring 2020 that will lead them through Germany, Switzerland, France, United Kingdom, Czech Republic, The Netherlands, Austria, Romania and Bulgaria.
Scarlet Aura on “Stormbreaker-Tour” 2020
Release Album Shows:
27.03.20 Bulgaria Varna Club Smile
28.03.20 Romania Constanta Rock Halle
03.04.20 Bulgaria Ruse Max Club
10.04.20 Bulgaria Sofia Rock'n Rolla 500
11.04.20 Bulgaria Plovdiv Polinero Place
Scarlet Aura w/ Visions of Atlantis & Edenbridge:
17.04.20 Austria, Graz, Explosiv
18.04.20 Switzerland, Wetzikon, Hall Of Fame
19.04.20 Germany, Trier, Mergener Hof
21.04.20 Germany, Aschaffenburg, Colos Saal
22.04.20 France, Paris, Backstage by the Mill
23.04.20 United Kingdom, London, The Underworld
24.04.20 United Kingdom, Manchester, Rebellion
25.04.20 Netherlands, Utrecht, De Helling
26.04.20 Germany, Leipzig, Hellraiser
28.04.20 Germany, Cologne, Helios 37
29.04.20 Netherlands, Tilburg, 013
30.04.20 Germany, Hamburg, Headcrash
01.05.20 Germany, Erfurt, From Hell
02.05.20 Czech Republic, Prague, Nova Chmelnice
03.04.20 Austria, Vienna, Szene
More live shows to be announced.
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