Italian Melodic Metallers Ravenscry have released their new music video and single for 'Maybe', the track is taken from the forthcoming studio album '100', which will be out on May 15th, 2020. The video can be viewed here: https://youtu.be/ROgLlZSBfzE
The video was directed by Salvatore Perrone.
Dramatically soaring vocals, bone-shaking rhythms and darkly real songwriting.
The album was produced by Ravenscry. Mixed by Roberto Laghi (In Flames, Mustasch, Sonic Syndicate). Mastered by Dragan Tanasković (In Flames, Dark Tranquillity, Evergrey). Artwork and graphics by Mario "Aégis" S. Nevado.
Ravenscry is a female-fronted, melodic-metal band from Italy who are currently launching back onto the global metal scene with their highly-anticipated, new album “100”. To this day, they have released three full-length albums, charted in the Spotify metal charts; and stacked up streams in the millions for a number of their smash singles. They have also worked with numerous famous producers, who have crafted the sound for icons like Alice Cooper, Steve Vai, Marilyn Manson, In Flames and Megadeth. Following the release of a highly ambitious concept album, “The Invisible” (2017), Ravenscry are back. More energy. More melody. Even smarter lyrics. The latest evolution of their sound is one that stays true to the core of their sound, whilst still being extra accessible for new listeners.
Giulia Stefani - Vocals
Mauro Paganelli - Guitars
Federico Schiavoni - Guitars
Andrea "Fagio" Fagiuoli - Bass
Simone "Simon" Carminati - Drums
Recently the Maltese Melodic Death Metallers Angelcrypt signed a worldwide contract with the German label Boersma Records. Now the first details about their new album "Dawn Of The Emperor" are available. The album will be released on June 12th 2020 via Boersma-Records (Edel) and will contain ten songs.
Finnish Cinematic Metallers Dark Sarah sign with Napalm Records; new album "Grim" out July 17th; pre order now
Finnish cinematic metal icons Dark Sarah have officially signed a worldwide contract with Napalm Records! Over the course of eight years and three epically conceptualized albums, the band has proven their standing in the scene. As a classically-educated opera singer and experimental performer, Heidi Parviainen (formerly of Amberian Dawn), created her alter ego with Dark Sarah and fascinates listeners with their talent for unique soundscapes in symbiosis with truly magical worlds.
Known for their incredible storytelling that coalesces perfectly into an unbreakable bond with their music, Dark Sarah are ready to start a new, mesmerizing journey with Napalm Records and their brand new upcoming epos, Grim, hitting stores on July 17, 2020!
Heidi Parviainen on the signing:-
“We are very happy and excited to start a new era in our band´s history and to start collaborating with Napalm Records, one of the biggest metal labels in the world! After working as an independent band for many years, we have got a good view on that path - both in good and bad. This is a new opportunity for us, which we´ll welcome with open arms!”
Cinematic metal icons Dark Sarah start an astonishing new fairytale-like storyline with their fourth studio album, Grim. The beguiling new dimension, coalescing between crystal-clear vocals and propulsive hardness, draws you into the tempestuous maelstrom of their horror fantasy theme. Introducing the new protagonist, Luna, the band invites you to their mythical world of orbs, ravens, rabbit-headed people and Mörk, that’ll wrap you up in a surreal dreamscape.
The overwhelming intensity of Dark Sarah’s masterfully told cinematic metal saga sends shivers down your spine and takes possession of heart and soul, while leaving you with pure emotions. Grim flourishes with its full magnitude, unfolding its potential with every very second.
Singer Heidi Parviainen on Grim:
“Our new album called Grim is a concept album like its predecessors, but Grim will start a new story line with a modern horror fantasy theme. Musically, Grim introduces a more modern sound and a taste of what's to come in the future - with a “DARK SARAH twist", of course. We´re very happy about this album and it has been really fun to make. Also creating the new visual brand and the Grim world has been an adventure already!”
DARK SARAH is:
Heidi Parviainen – vocals
Sami-Petri Salonen – guitar
Erkka Korhonen – guitar
Rude Rothstén – bass
Thomas Tunkkari – drums
Icelandic Black Metallers Nyrst have released a second track from their upcoming album "Orsök", an album filled with incredibly cold, stark, and barren soundscapes, whose lyrics come straight from old horror literature, laced with cosmic undertones.
The track " Nástirni", can be streamed or downloaded from https://darkessencerecords.fanlink.to/Nastirni
It can also be heard on YouTube at https://youtu.be/TLFHMrp8aZc
Formed in the winter of 2013 and drawing their inspiration from their grim and icy Icelandic heritage, Nyrst's lineup consists of Snæbjörn on vocals, Eysteinn and Davíð on guitars, Egill on bass, and Sveinbjörn on drums.
Nyrst's first demo, released in 2018, garnered considerable praise for the band's use of diverse vocals and chilling atmosphere. Interpreting their studio sound for the stage, the band are able to deliver mystic and haunting live performances which have gained them respect in the metal scene of their native Iceland.
Set for release of Dark Essence Records on the 24th April in CD, Vinyl and Digital formats, and with artwork by Moonrot and additional artwork by Skadvaldur.
"Orsök" is now available to pre-order from the following:
US Webshop: https://darkessence.aisamerch.com/
A video by Daníel Puskás of Valhallartworks for the title track "Orsökby can be seen at https://youtu.be/m4oZcDqB1i8
Recently commenting on the video, the band had this to say:
"Nyrst are proud to premiere the music video for "Orsök", our first single and the title track from our upcoming album. We had a very specific vision in mind to convey the harsh and barren landscape of our country, which was our main inspiration when we wrote the album.There is something about the desolate wastes of the highland that gives you a sense of hopelessness, but also this immense calm, a perfect symbiotic relationship that made us find a very accurate atmosphere and sound which made all this possible.
The lyrics of Orsök tell of a lone wanderer and his journey across the frozen wasteland, where he is forced by the Gods to sacrifice his young daughter to host a Goddess or a cosmic entity, thereby bringing doom upon life. Departing with the baby, absolute loneliness and grief become his companions, following him to the end of his journey. In his final moments, conceding to the spirits, he realizes his mistake and embraces the void.
More information about Nyrst can be found on the band's Facebook page at www.facebook.com/Nyrst
Nyrst on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Nyrst/
Nyrst on Bandcamp: https://nyrst.bandcamp.com/album/demo
Nyrst on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/_nyrst_/
Dark Essence Records: www.darkessencerecords.no
Dark Essence on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/darkessencerecords
Sacramento, CA's power metal band Helion Prime announce a fundraising campaign for their highly anticipated third studio album "Question Everything" to follow “Terror Of The Cybernetic Space Monster” released in 2018 via AFM Records.
"Question Everything" will be the first album in the Helion Prime catalog to feature current vocalist Mary Zimmer (Voicehacks, ex-Luna Mortis).
This announcement follows the release of a demo version of the song "The Final Theory", which has appeared on Spotify's "Heavy Queens" playlist. Preview the perks on Kickstarter: http://kck.st/2Ucbjaj
Guitarist Jason Ashcraft comments:
"I am so excited to finally announce this album. The concept is something I've been holding on to for a long time, and it's great to finally see it come to life."
The concept of the album shows each song focusing on a different scientist or figure throughout history. Though they went against the common beliefs of their time and often faced persecution for their ideas, they continued to ask questions and stand up for what they knew to be true. As time would go on, their theories and beliefs would eventually be acknowledged.
The band has also released the production staff for this coming record:
Michael Goodrich of Hypnotic Audio
Chris Collier of CMC21 Productions
Brett Caldas-Lima of Tower Studio
Simone Mularoni of Domination Studio
Alex Nasla of Witherfall and Gear Gods Studio
Album Art: Marc Whisnant, with edits by Bo Bradshaw
Helion Prime is:
Jason Ashcraft - Guitar
Chad Bill Anderson - Guitar
Mary Zimmer - Vocals
Alex Bosson - Drums
Jeremy Steinhouse - Bass
Peruvian Black / Death crew Two Face Sinner unleash new single “Triumphant Satan” and unveil album details; “Spiritual Nemesis” pre-order available
Black/death metal band from Lima, Peru Two Face Sinner will release their third studio album “Spiritual Nemesis” on April 24th 2020 via Non Serviam Records.
Today the band unleashes the first single “Triumphant Satan” - https://youtu.be/5s6njgVPfKs
The band states:-
“‘Triumphant Satan’ is a metaphoric post-apocalyptic song the band wrote to stand out the triumph of the wise men, representing its greatness as a Raven. He is the guardian of the Holy or Unholy...”
“Spiritual Nemesis” will be released as CD and digital. Pre-order your copy now:
The stunning album artwork has been created by Hans Tasid
Two Face Sinner is a black/death metal band from Lima, Peru, and consists of members from Anal Vomit, among others. Founded by Numa (vocals and guitars) and Arún (guitars) in 2006, they released their debut album 4 years later. Their sophomore album “Peccatum Originale" followed in 2015.
“Two Face Sinner is a kind of archetype, that we use to develop ourselves in this society. It's like being the smartest individual in the middle of all common standardized religious society that reigns all across South America. I show you two faces of the coin, so I make sure I don't kill you attempting to co-exist in this world”, explains band founding member Numa.
TWO FACE SINNER are:
Numa - Guitars & Vocals
Arún - Guitars
Set - Bass
Joe Hoyle – Drums
International project Enzo The Glory Ensemble unveil new video from their new album "In The Name Of The World Spirit"
Enzo And The Glory Ensemble unleash new Video for "Try To Put In Pit The Fear" featuring Kobi Farhi (Orphaned Land). Check it out below; new Album "In The Name Of The World Spirit" coming out this Friday March 27 via Rockshots Records.
Following up the previous albums ‘In the Name of the Father’ and ‘In The Name of The Son’, composer Enzo Donnarumma teamed up once again with Gary Wehrkamp (Shadow Gallery) for the production of the new record entitled ‘In The Name Of The World Spirit’.
Enzo and The Glory Ensemble’s stellar line-up includes Enzo Donnarumma, Marty Friedman, Kobi Farhi (Orphaned Land), Ralf Scheepers (Primal Fear), Mark Zonder (Fates Warning, Warlord), Gary Wehrkamp & Brian Ashland (Shadow Gallery), Nicholas Leptos (Warlord, Arrayan Path), Derek Corzine & Amulyn Braught Corzine (Whisper from Heaven) , David Brown (Metatrone), Alessandro Battini (Dark Horizon), Maria Londino and Francesco Romeggini (S91), Mr Jack, Claudia Coticelli and Clara People.
In addition to this out-of-this-world line-up, bass player Philip Bynoe (from Steve Vai’s backing band) joined the Glory Ensemble for the new album.
Lasting over one hour across 13 tracks, ‘In The Name Of The World Spirit’ will be definitely a must-have for all those who are into progressive metal with ethnic influences. This final chapter of the trilogy is a bridge between the western and the eastern cultures, besides a huge step towards a top-notch production. The balance between the instrumental parts and the vocals are now improved, while the ethnic arrangements are driven by the magnificent Weza Meza Choir ensemble from Congo. Once again, thanks to the massive choir section, ‘In The Name Of The World Spirit’ sets a new standard into the so-called “Gospel Metal” scene.
"Nothingness (It's Everyone's Fate)" OFFICIAL AUDIO ➤ https://youtu.be/GX5jZNgY8Kk
"Last Weep" VIDEO ➤ https://youtu.be/elzcvzBDHpU
"In The Name Of The World Spirit" is set to be released on March 27 via Rockshots Records
ALBUM PRE ORDER / Digipak Deluxe Edition: ➤ http://bit.ly/InTheNameOfTheWordSpirit_CD
PRE SAVE ➤ https://backl.ink/131991147
Artwork by Nello Dell'Omo / Art For Music
Mastered by Simone Mularoni at Domination Studio
Portuguese Death Metallers Sacred Sin to release "Born Suffer Die" on April 24th via Lusitanian Music
The return of the Portuguese Death Metal purveyors in 2020 with the EP "Born Suffer Die", released by Lusitanian Music in April, 24th, 2020. Recorded at Rock 'n' Raw studio (Lisbon) in December 2019, produced by Sacred Sin.
Featuring the mastery of To Pica, former Sacred Sin guitar player back in the band, and leading the production. Get blown by chainsaw guitar tones, heavy crunchy riffs, reminding of Swedish death metal tones like Entombed, Grave, At The Gates... blend in with fantastic harmonies, shredding melodic leads and orchestrations standout adding a modern touch. Powerful big thundering drums, massive and vicious beats, crushing heavy and fast.
Furious vocals growling but still clear and aggressive rhymes punch in your face, reminders of the like of old Morbid Angel meets Slayer. Sacred Sin is back with this EP, advancing the upcoming full album to be released this Fall.
Death metal band Death Courier are back with what's arguably the strongest album of their illustrious career. They've been around since 1987 but have managed to make sure that their music sounds remarkably fresh and exciting. You can stream one of the vicious tracks on YouTube and Bandcamp, and keep an eye out for the full length promo coming your way.
Legendary death metal band Death Courier are one of the earliest bands from the Greek metal scene releasing a slew of demos from way back in 1987 and putting out an album and an EP in the early '90s. More than three decades later, the band is on the verge of releasing one of the strongest albums to come from the Greek death metal scene. It's hard to believe that this is the same band because the energy level is off the charts and everything has been amped up to match present day standards without of course changing the core sound and integrity. The music is still essentially the pulsating, rabid death/thrash metal kind and there remains that palpable hunger in the members to create memorable and gnarly music that they were known for. This is a lethal new album that throws down the gauntlet to the naysayers doubting the band's prowess after so many years, who will invariably be forced to eat their words. 'Necrotic Verses' will grab you by the throat and won't let go till the shockingly potent album is over. Death Courier have set new standards for themselves and others to look up to, all over again.
Band line-up -
Billy Soulas - Bass and Vocals
George Petousis - Guitars
Ilias Iliopoulos - Drums
Artwork by Misanthropic Art (Trench Warfare, Xpus)
Layout by Turkka G. Rantanen (Paganizer, Revolting)
German Medieval Metallers Feuerschwanz release "Metfest" live video; release date for new album unveiled
German Medieval Metallers Feuerschwanz have released the official live video for "Metfest", the first single off the band's upcoming album, Das elfte Gebot.
"Metfest“ is that anthem that makes any party a real one! Super catchy medieval, yet rocky melodies, frenetic sing-alongs and an ode to friendship! A song to grab your best bud and a barrel of mead to and crank it up!
Today the band also announces the release date for the successor of 2018's extremely successful album, Methämmer, (#6 in the official German album charts). Das elfte Gebot is scheduled for a June 26 release via Napalm Records.
Commented the band:-
"In December 2019 we celebrated our 15 year anniversary on the sold out Metfest tour – our biggest tour so far! The extraordinary spirit of wild shows in packed venues is captured in this new live video: Raise your horns and scream out loud with hordes of folk metalheads praising the brew of Vikings, dwarves and warriors – hail to the holy mead - Metfest!"
More info to follow soon...
30.04.20 DE - Meißen / Albrechts Burgfest
01.05.20 DE - Losheim am See / Hexentanz Festival
02.05.20 DE - Bad Segeberg / Felsenburg Festival
29.05.20 DE - Dietenhofen / Bibertal Festival
13.06.20 DE - Berlin / MPS
20.06.20 DE - Kranichfeld / Sternenklang Festival
26.06.20 DE - Brande-Hörnerkirchen / Hörnerfest
27.06.20 DE - Dischingen / Rock Am Härtsfeldsee
04.07.20 DE - Weil am Rhein / MPS
25.07.20 DE - Tuttlingen / Honbergsommer
31.07.20 DE - Cottbus / Elbenwald Festival
01.08.20 DE - Köln / MPS
08.08. - 09.08.20 DE - Hildesheim / M'era Luna Festival
21.08.20 DE - Schleswig / Baltic Open Air
Hauptmann Feuerschwanz - vocals, guitars
Johanna von der Vögelweide - fiddle, hurdy gurdy
Sir Lanzeflott - drums
Jarne Hodinsson - bass
Prinz Hodenherz - winds, vocals
Hans der Aufrechte - guitars
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