Black Lion is pleased to welcome Austin Texas based Funeral Doom group In Oblivion. Spawned from Austin TX around 2009, In Oblivion bring you home the Southern Atmospheric Funeral Doom Metal deep from the abysmal depths of depression, their debut album "Memories Engraved In Stone" was a truly remarkable debut and hit every right spot from first to last track it was a one of a kind debut album that truly sparked something. In Oblivion is currently in the studio recording their new album set for release in 2020, live shows for 2020 are being planned. In Oblivion's music delivers funeral doom in the vain of its ancestors Evoken, Mournful Congregation, Ahab, etc.
In Oblivion comments:
"Our future as part of the Black Lion roster is something to look forward to in an otherwise despondent existence. We are greatly impressed with the professionalism of the label and believe that this will be a highly beneficial partnership for all parties involved. Brace yourselves -- Oblivion beckons!"
In Oblivion are:
Ciaran McCloskey, - guitars/lead
Jake Holmes - bass
Justin Buller - guitars, vocals, keys
Ryoko Minowa - keyboards
Finnish Power Metallers Amberian Dawn release new single & lyric video "United"; pre-order the new album "Looking For You" now
Amberian Dawn have just released their first single, “United”, from the upcoming album, Looking For You, along with a lyric video that takes the listener to a futuristic world of the 80’s and synthesizer music, mixed with familiar metal sounds. “United” and its detailed lyric video reflect the deeper meaning of the album concept. The song combines elaborate arrangements with glorious, majestic melodies, while the lyrics proclaim an unambiguous statement:
“We’re all together and we are standing tall. United we stand. Divided we fall”
Listen to the first single “United” and watch the video HERE
Amberian Dawn will release their eighth studio album, Looking For You, on January 31st 2020 and enter a new, but still familiar sounding, musical universe, mixing the best of both worlds into a new genre: ABBA-Metal! The new album is packed with well-polished and immaculate songwriting full of catchy melodies and epic keyboard parts that immediately send shivers down your spine.
The multi-faceted and emotional lyrics provide a suitable background for soaring guitars and elegant classical interludes: a highly addictive cocktail that is being topped off by a cover version of ABBA’s “Lay All Your Love On Me”!
Since their music changed from Power Metal to Symphonic Metal over the last years, AMBERIAN DAWN are now navigating into yet another new style, which is even more melodic, keyboard driven and influenced by the Swedish band ABBA. Therefore, they’ve been working closely with award-winning Finnish artist Kebu for over a month, to create the ingenious keyboard sound that can be heard on the recording.
Pre-Order the new album Looking For You NOW!
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AMBERIAN DAWN are:
Vocals: "Capri" Päivi Selo
Guitar: Emil Pohjalainen
Bass: Jukka Hoffren
Drums: Joonas Pykälä-aho
Keyboards: Tuomas Seppälä
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Italian industrial/death metal outfit Geschlecht has released details about their upcoming debut album "New Load Continue" - due out on 29th November 2019 via Time To Kill Records.
The album narrates the story of a player trapped in a video-game. The band comments:
"The protagonist gets swallowed up and has to complete the quest-line of the game by himself. His task will be to break the curse that plagues the 5 great warriors of the game world who will accompany him throughout his journey. The curse brings the warriors in a constant state of inebriation, depriving them of their powers as well and rendering them unable to perform their duty, or defeat the evil demons and gods. Only a gem imbued with the power of the blood moon can break the spell. The player will have to travel the game world to find the gem, in a race against a prophecy that announces the rise of a new god".
Hailing from northern Italy, the band consists of Amedeo Finati (vocals), Amedeo Casale (guitar), Edoardo Volpato (bass), Fabio Speroni (drums): together they have been perfecting their musical skills since 2016, sharing the stage along the way with important Italian acts such as Cripple Bastards, Genus Ordinis Dei and Deathless Legacy.
Produced by Lacuna Coil’s Richard Meiz (also in Genus Ordinis Dei), courtesy of Eclipse Records, the upcoming follow-up to 2016’s self-titled debut EP displays the young band's dazzling ambition and artistic vision. Not afraid to merge industrial vibes and extreme metal hardness, Geschlecht has chiseled out a modern metal album of undeniable impact.
Watch for single premieres, new tour updates, and more news on other upcoming Geschlecht activities to be posted shortly.
My Kingdom Music is absolutely honoured to announce the signing of a new contract with one of the
most eclectic realities of the Dark Metal scene: they are Dark Matter, the project behind which the visionary Aria Moghaddam from Iran and his talented band mate Mehdi 14CH paint melancholic, introspective and ethereal musical landscapes.
After two singles, they are ready to release their debut album titled "Nebula To Black Hole" an album that will show us a band destined to leave a sign in the scene thanks to an extremely amazing release which includes 8 songs, 17 guests from 11 countries and everything held together by a unique magical essence, that is the dark art of this creature.
"Nebula To Black Hole" will be out via My Kingdom Music on January 31st, 2020 and it will be a long musical journey into the beautiful art of Dark Matter.
French Pagan Black metallers Tan Kozh reveal a new trailer video for their forthcoming debut album, Lignages Oubliés. Set for international release on November 15th via Antiq, see & hear this first glimpse of Tan Kozh's Lignages Oubliés HERE at Antiq's official YouTube channel.
Tan Kozh was created by Sven (Himinbjorg, Belenos, Möhrkvlth, Ar Bard) in 2015. After composing an album, Yamnah (Belenos) helped him with the lyrics, and they were then joined by Decay (ex-Way to End) on drums, Barved (ex-Les Chants De Nihil) on guitar, and Introspect (Introspect, ex- Les Chants De Nihil) on bass. The recording is fully redone, with playing on a real drum set and with various additions by all members. The band starts concerts in 2018.
The first Tan Kozh album, Lignages Oubliés, is a pagan black metal album inspired by ancient Indo-European myths. The warlike rhythms switch to frenetic blastbeats and some more contemplative passages, including acoustic guitar and fretless bass. The first part of the album contains visions of the past and future wars and destruction, with in the background the awakening of ancient pagan gods and the eternal turn of the wheel of time; the second part of the album is made of prayers addressed directly to ancient gods.
Antiq is a label dedicated to the fully coherent concept of making music through sound, image, video, and attitude. They have been putting their entire existence into it since 2009. Over the years, Antiq have been identified as producers of not only perfectly coherent lyrics and themes through music, but also conceptual art and, of course, the manufacturing of beautiful objects. The label tries as much as it can to work with French creators, and if possible, with the smallest and most serious structures.
Polish metal thrashers Shartten are glad to announce that they have signed a deal with WormHoleDeath for the release of their album "Sound of Fate".
The album was recorded at RealSound Studios in Italy and mastered by Nick Zampiello from New Alliance East in USA.
"Sound of Fate" will be out on 25 October 2019 via Wormholedeath / The Orchard / Wormholedeath USA. Pre order will be available on 11 October 2019.
Shartten was created by Mariusz Vardel who wrote most of the songs and attracted other musicians to form a band. In May 2015 Shartten recorded EP album in Creative Music Studio, Darek "Yanuary" Styczen was responsible for realization and mastering. At the end of 2017 EP material was noticed by Wahoomi Corvi from the RealSound Studio in Italy. Wao contacted the band to discuss the recording of the album. In July 2018, Shartten went to Italy to record an album. Cristian Coruzzi was the sound engineer for the album. Whaoomi Corvi took care of the mix and production. During that time band met also with Carlo Bellotti from the WormHoleDeath label and contract was signed. Album was mastered by Nick Zampiello from New Alliance East in USA. Sound of Fate album will be released in fall of 2019.
Shartten lyrics revolve around darker side of society and the human.
Canadian Melodeath outfit Uriel sign with Wormholedeath and announce "Multiverse" album release date
Canadian Melodic Death Metallers Uriel are glad to announce that they have signed a deal with WormHoleDeath for the release of their album "Multiverse", that will be out on 25/10/2019 via Wormholedeath / Goodfellas.
Uriel began as a studio project in 2008. After some time, the band grew to a three piece and began playing live shows. The soundscape evolved in 2009, notably with Serenity in Departure. The evolution continued with the inclusion of powerful female vocals, featuring said vocals in 2012 with the release of From Ashes to Phoenix. Uriel’s sound and song writing process became more axed towards classical influences, which led to the inclusion of a dedicated cellist and violinist. The 2016 album, Remains of Innocence, featured all said elements, fusing the delicacy of classical music with the influence of melodic death metal. Uriel has a unique and established style, distinct from any other. The band continued its musical evolution in 2018. With the assistance of The Grid studios, the band recorded their latest record, Multiverse, due for release this fall .
Philippe Paquette : Vocals and Bass
Gaia Guarda : Vocals and Harp
Dave Hazel : Guitar
Jessica Ricard : Cello
Ariane Paquette : Violin
Norwegian Black Metal veterans Crest Of Darkness have revealed a track from their upcoming ninth full-length album "The God Of Flesh", which is set for release on My Kingdom Music on the 6th December.
Crest Of Darkness founder Ingar Amlien has this to say about the track, which is titled "The Child With No Head":
"Here we are, yet another chapter written in the book of Crest Of Darkness, with a track that is probably one of the most violent and extreme we have ever written during our career. Turn up the f***ing volume and you'll be overwhelmed by its sense of loss and total lack of hope."
"The Child With No Head" can be heard at https://youtu.be/h48655yPThU
Although still filled with Crest Of Darkness' trademark Satanic themes "The God Of Flesh" marks a change to the feel, variety and depth of the music, showing the band's line-up of Amlien (Bass / Vocals), Rebo (Rhythm / Lead Guitars), and Berhard (Drums), to be as much at home with more progressive and melodic elements, as they are the with the aggressive and dark brutal side, for which they are known.
Amlien recently remarked that "The God Of Flesh", which will be the band's ninth full-length album, was "probably the darkest and most brutal album we've ever made! It's also the most honest work ever from my perspective"
With all lyrics by Amlien and music by Amlien, Rebo and Bernhard, except for the track "Forgotten" where Amlien joins forces with the album's session keyboardist Kristian Wentzel,
Seeking an outlet for his passion for sonic brutality and his interest in Vampirism and Satanic ideology, on which he is an acknowledged expert, Amlien formed Crest Of Darkness in the mid nineties and considers today's line-up to be the strongest in the band's history, as he explains:
"During the whole production of the album I was thinking that now, more than ever before, I wanted to make an album my way! And, as a result, we haven't made any compromises whatsoever, in any direction. And I'm very fortunate to be able to say that I was not alone during the whole process. With the help of my fantastic band mates Rebo and Bernhard, it became possible to bring my darkest fantasies and visions to life through "The God of Flesh"
"The God of Flesh" will be available in Digital, Digipak CD, Deluxe CD Box, and Vinyl formats, and is now available to pre-order at http://smarturl.it/CODFLESH
Crest Of Darkness will be live at Good Omens in Trondheim, Norway, on the 12th October
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Italian Melodic Metal institution Temperance return with their fifth studio album Viridian in January 2020! Temperance is where exceptional vocal melodies, energetic metal guitar riffs, symphonic and electronic atmospheres meet in perfect harmony. Led by a unique vocal triad, Temperance manage to unite heaviness with an impressive level of catchy melodies that will make you want to push the repeat button instantly.
Alessia Scoletti’s ethereal voice, the deep resonance of Michele Guaitoli’s baritone – also known from Napalm label colleagues Visions Of Atlantis - and the rough vocals of the composing mastermind and guitarist Marco Pastorino make Temperance stand out and fulfil everyone’s needs. Viridian is Temperance’s first studio album to be released via Napalm Records since their signing at the beginning of the year.
Marco Pastorino from Temperance on Viridian:
“We're beyond stoked to announce that our new album and first through Napalm Records Viridian is scheduled for worldwide release on January 24th, 2020! Finally, the time has come: Viridian is ready to see the light of the day! We've worked hard during the last year to write our best songs ever. This is our heaviest album so far, yet with a lot of melodies, vocal harmonies and epic modern metal hymns! The recording process was super fun and we really enjoyed finding new, different ways to express ourselves with our music. We really can't wait to spread Viridian all over the world on the next tours - stay tuned for more exciting news!”
Viridian is a perfect blend of green and blue. If you look a little closer at colour psychology, you’ll find that green stands for balance and harmony, while blue is the colour of trust and sincerity. This is exactly what you will get with Temperance’s newest album: the perfectly balanced and harmonized combination of the three singers’ voices, as well as sincerity in regard to the lyrics and Temperance always staying true to themselves.
Alessia Scolletti - Vocals
Michele Guaitoli - Vocals & Piano
Marco Pastorino - Guitar & Vocals
Luca Negro - Bass
Alfonso Mocerino - Drums
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Italian Black / Doom metallers Forgotten Tomb are currently working on a new studio album. Songwriting and pre-production are in full effect. The band will hit the studio between December and January, while the album is tentatively slated for a April 2020 release on Agonia Records. This will be the band's tenth instalment and follow-up to "We Owe You Nothing" from 2017. More details will be revealed soon.
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