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
Brooklyn's metal jazz trio Kilter have unleashed a new mini-documentary about their upcoming album Kilter. A follow-up to their 2018 self-titled EP, Axiom features instrumental metal-jazz inspired by the unrelenting hustle and grind of New York City. Founder and bassist Laurent David (Label Alter-nativ) teamed up with drummer Kenny Grohowski (Imperial Triumphant) and saxophonist Edward Rosenberg III (Jerseyband, Heart of Barf) to create a daring and spontaneous work of avant-garde metal.
Watch the documentary here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EhRx6hs65Y4&feature=youtu.be
Greek Melodic Gothic Metallers Sede Vacante announce new singer and bassist whilst recording new album
Greek heavy melodic Goth Rock/Metal act Sede Vacante are currently in the studio recording the new album, furthermore the band has announced their new singer Stephanie Mazor and bassist Nick Gko! Read below.
“Hello everybody and Happy New Year! It’s been a while since the last time you heard from us but we are really focused on working hard for our new album. So while the recording sessions are going on we feel it’s the right time to announce you that we are having a new line-up. Two talented artists joined the family of Sede Vacante and we are very proud of it. Please welcome our new singer Stephanie Mazor and bassist Nick Gko. We are looking forward to performing all together!!!”
Greek heavy melodic Goth Rock/Metal act Sede Vacante was formed in 2013. The band released their debut album “Skies Infernal” in November 2016 via Pride & Joy Music, receiving extremely positive feedback and the band was classified among the most promising goth bands of the current times. Besides having shared the stage with Delain and Sirenia in Athens, on June 29th 2017, Sede Vacante joined Evanescence in Romania (Arenele Romane), the reaction of the crowd was beyond any expectation. Currently the band is recording their new album. More information TBA.
Scottish Pirate Metallers Alestorm announce new album, 'Curse Of The Crystal Coconut and recording details
The Crystal Coconut definitely granted Alestorm fans their wish: the visionary world travellers have officially entered the recording studio and will return with their upcoming album, Curse of the Crystal Coconut, to be released via Napalm Records in summer 2020. This release will mark the band’s sixth studio album, and promises new anthems bursting with the chaotic energy Alestorm fans have come to love. Prepare yourself for a level of epic symphonic folk metal insanity that no other band on the high seas could ever aim to touch!
Alestorm’s latest album, No Grave But The Sea, was a worldwide success – reaching #1 on the US Heatseekers album charts, #14 on the German album charts and other top 20 placements in Austria, New Zealand, Switzerland and Belgium. Grab your best rum, take a swig and hold tight – further album details will be revealed soon (but let’s hope King K. Rool doesn’t steal the demos first).
Alestorm on Curse of the Crystal Coconut:
“Oh wow, humans of planet Earth! We're super excited to announce that today we have entered Krabi Road Studios in Thailand to begin the recording of the 6th Alestorm album, which will be called Curse of the Crystal Coconut! We may or may not have stolen that title from Donkey Kong. Anyway, we'll be here for the next 3 weeks recording 13-ish songs, some of which will be so absolutely terrible that they'll never see the light of day. The ones that somehow turn out alright will be released on Napalm Records sometime in the early summer! LOTS OF UPDATES COMING SOON, stay tuned and we'll tell you all about it.”
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Australian blackened death metal outfit Earth Rot are now unveiling the very first track of their upcoming opus 'Black Tides of Obscurity', which will be released on March 06, 2020 via Season of Mist. The music video for the single 'Dread Rebirth' is now streaming via the official Season of Mist YouTube channel HERE. The link may be freely spread throughout your channels.
Earth Rot comment: "Dread Rebirth, our first single from Black Tides Of Obscurity is the opening of the void. The simultaneous unlocked and unhinging of mind, both visually and musically. We're excited to begin the year with our opening track that we will be playing live this month and on tour in March."
The album can be pre-ordered HERE.
Polish death metal veterans Trauma have completed working on the newest full length. “Ominous Black” is the 8th studio album and will be released on Selfmadegod Records. All tracks have been recorded by the band themselves in person of Mister who has also composed entire material.
This is what Mister says about the new material:
"All songs have been recorded in our very own TRAUMAtic Sound Studio in Elbląg, Poland where we used to make pre-productions of the previous albums. Whole thing has been mixed and mastered by Wiesławscy Bros at famous Hertz Studio (Behemoth, Vader, Hour Of Penance, Beheaded). The new album includes nine brand-new songs and it’s entitled “Ominous Black”."
Check out official teaser of the album on Selfmadegod Records YouTube profile here: https://youtu.be/GbPlY0DH124
First song will be premiered mid January.
“Ominous Black” is set for March 6th 2020 release date in the following formats: CD / limited edition CD BOX / 12”LP / digital download as well as apparel. Pre-order will be launched shortly.
Trauma is one of the most experienced and oldest Polish death metal bands. The band started in the late 80’s known as Thanatos. Under the moniker two demo tapes have been recorded. Thanks to that the band became known as one of the most interesting and musically advanced bands from Polish metal scene. In December 1992 they decided to change the name to Trauma and few months later recorded its debut full length “Invisible Reality”. Since then the death metal squad have been around continuously for nearly 30 years! The 2020 brings the long-awaited premiere of the 8th studio album "Ominous Black" featuring nine new songs. The album will be released by Selfmadegod Records in March 2020.
Artur „Chudy” Chudewniak – vocals
Jarosław „Mister” Misterkiewicz – all guitars and bass, samples, backing vocals
Arkadiusz „Mały” Sinica - drums
Finnish Symphonic Black Metallers ...And Oceans announce new album 'Cosmic World Mother' and reveal cover artwork
Symphonic black metal formation ...And Oceans have revealed the album details of their upcoming full length, 'Cosmic World Mother'. The record is set for worldwide release via Season of Mist on 8th May, 2020.
Guitarist Timo comments:-
"The new era of ...And Oceans has been a long time coming. We've already had a taste of how it would be: the band played a few selected gigs and festivals last year and it was great to see old and new fans welcoming ...And Oceans back with open arms. It feels like the right time to come back with this new album. 'Cosmic World Mother' is ready, the release date is set, shows are booked and we have a strong, new line-up. Let's celebrate the new skin!"
Greek black metal legends Kawir stream the entirety of their highly anticipated eighth album, Adrasteia, at Decibel magazine's website. Set for international release on January 10th via Iron Bonehead Productions, hear Kawir's Adrasteia in its entirety exclusively HERE.
For over 25 years now, Kawir have been one of the unsung pillars of the classic Greek black metal sound. While the names Rotting Christ, Varathron, and Necromantia are incredibly important to that style's foundation, it was Kawir who kept the faith during the '90s and into the new millennium. In 1994, the then-young band released two pivotal 7"s, Eumenides and a split with Japan's Sigh - on the pivotal Cacophonous Records, no less - and then followed those up in 1996 with the To Cavirs MLP, which is the first truly pagan-oriented record to hail from the Greek black metal scene. With that mini-album, Kawir set about on a Hellenistic crusade to celebrate their native gods and mythology in their lyrics and sartorial presentation. From the late '90s onward, the band continued to remain prolific, perpetually committed to fine-tuning their idiosyncratic craft, culminating in underground classics Arai (2005) and Ophiolatreia (2008). Although 2012's Ισόθεος featured a cross-continental line-up, the album further solidified Kawir's status as unique icons in the black metal underground.
Come 2016, however, Kawir aligned with long-time fans Iron Bonehead and released their first album through the label, the massively acclaimed Father Sun Mother Moon. That album saw Kawir return to an all-Greek line-up and recast their classic sound in a whole new light, and continued that forward momentum the next year with the fiery Exilasmos. If the 64-minute Father Sun Mother Moon was the sound of Kawir indulging their most epic expanses - always with power and poignancy, it must be said - then the 42-minute Exilasmos was its punchier and more restless counterpart. Taken together, both these albums for Iron Bonehead formed an exciting new chapter in the ongoing Kawir saga, and suitably saw the band reach a whole new generation of fans, their fire seemingly inexhaustible and a veritable fountain of youth.
Perhaps not surprisingly, that fountain overfloweth with Kawir's eighth album, Adrasteia. Although three years separate this and its full-length predecessor, Adrasteia amazingly brims with an urgency that's simply startling for a band of such veteran status. Upon its first few resounding notes, Adrasteia is immediately and engagingly Kawir - and as the ceremonial slow-burn of opening track "Tydeus" builds, anticipation is set exceedingly high, these Greeks working a simmering spell of sumptuous splendour. The track segues into a heroic march by its latter third, with that ever-so-enticing Hellenic mysticism taking root, before the fury fully begins with the following "Atalanti." Indeed, that fury doesn't relent for the remainder of Adrasteia, but Kawir carefully keep their pacing nuanced and dynamic, with each of these six characteristically cascading tracks unveiling a breathtaking landscape of sonic peaks and valleys.
But, as ever with Kawir, the sonic portrait they paint is imbued with a deep lyricism hailing the Greek pantheon. In the case of Adrasteia, its namesake is the goddess of female revenge, and honourably does the album's lyrical concept focus on heroic women and the cruelty around them. For this unique and tasteful exploration, Kawir here have gathered together a whole host of incredible guests, including Macabre Omen main-man Alexandros on all clean vocals, the ethereal Norwegian voice of Lindy-Fay Hella on the stark 'n' haunting "Colchis," and Melechesh's Ashmedi giving a guitar solo on "Danaides."
Altogether, Adrasteia makes for Kawir's most quintessentially Greek album in many years - ever longer may their pantheon reign! Fully experience that reign exclusively HERE.
The debut album of Swiss Technical / Melodic Death Metal act Arcaine, which will be titled "As Life Decays", will be released on February 14th via Black Sunset / MDD!
Recorded in the Blue Wonder studio in Chur, Switzerland, the album features 9 songs that will kick your ass with a relentlessly hard sound.
Focused less on death and the devil and more on current socio-critical themes, the band's debut album was mixed by Vladimir Cochet at the Conatus Studio in Vevey, while Max Morton (Morton Studios, Jinjer, Sacrosanct, among others) is responsible for mastering. Artwork was taken up by Russian artist Xaay and visually implemented on the cover artwork.
Italian Death Metallers Horrid stream new album via Friedhof-Magazine.com; special career-spanning re-recordings
Italian death metal institution Horrid stream the entirety of As We Forget Our Past, a special collection of re-recordings, via Friedhof-Magazine.com. Set for international release on December 31st via Dunkelheit Produktionen for the CD version - the vinyl LP version shall be released on February 18th, 2020 - stream Horrid 's As We Forget Our Past in its entirety exclusively HERE.
Italy's longest-running death metal band, Horrid have built an enviously dependable, unyielding body of work since 1989. Starting with more primitive influences but soon moving on to those of early Entombed and Dismember, the band spent the 1990s solidifying their sound over a clutch of demos and EPs. Eventually, come 2002, their debut album manifested itself as Reborn in Sin. From there, the name Horrid has continued to stand for the timeless upholding of classic death metal values.
Now, after two brand-new albums for Dunkelheit - 2014's Sacrilegious Fornication and 2017's Beyond the Dark Border, each one as critically acclaimed as the last - once again do Horrid align with Dunkelheit for a special anniversary record. Fittingly titled As We Forget Our Past, the 10-song/53-minute album features a slew of "greatest hits" re-recorded with Horrid's line-up that's been firm since 2015. As such, these ten tracks together form a sort of symbiosis with the preceding Beyond the Dark Border, given the massive crunch & crush of that career highpoint.
With the original songs stretching back to 1997's Blasphemic Creatures and ranging 2002's Reborn in Sin, 2006's Rising From the Hidden Spheres, 2011's The Final Massacre, and even Sacrilegious Fornication, here do Horrid put on a masterclass of pure 'n' proud DEATH METAL: melodic yet dark, dynamic yet devastating, the power-trio bring the past into the present with seemingly effortless aplomb. Despite the usually tawdry proposition of most re-recordings, truly does As We Forget Our Past both re-acclimate and re-animate, this line-up of Horrid's executing these old creations with a palpitating breathlessness and goosebump-inducing poignancy, especially where the lead-guitar work is concerned. Suitably, the band round out the record with a brand-new song, the title track "As We Forget Our Past," bringing that past into the present and setting their sights on the future.
Timeless yet fresh, and perfectly complemented by moody, awe-inspiring cover art courtesy of Matteo Autunno Di Domenico, Horrid breathe new, rotten life into the undead with As We Forget Our Past! Rise with undead and stream As We Forget Our Past in its entirety exclusively HERE, courtesy of Friedhof-Magazine.com. Preo-rder info for both formats can be found HERE at Dunkelheit's Bandcamp.
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