Canadian Symphonic Black Metallers Astaroth Incarnate stream entirety of 'Ascendance' via Metal Injection
Toronto symphonic black metal band Astaroth Incarnate have teamed up with Metal Injection to stream the entirety of Ascendance via Metal Injection. The EP will be released tomorrow.
Listen to the entire EP here: https://metalinjection.net/av/extreme-of-the-extreme/extreme-of-the-extreme-astaroth-incarnate-rise-from-the-ashes-with-ascendance
Astaroth Incarnate are back and bolder than ever. The Canadian symphonic extreme metal band started down the left-hand path with their first official EP in 2017 titled Omnipotence – The Infinite Darkness which was the successor to an unreleased self-titled one back in 2015. Their first EP picked up a vast majority of music critics’ ears to their unique style. Now the quintet are back with a new EP entitled Ascendance, which raises the bar even higher.
Across the 11 minute epic split-tracked I am Fire / I am Death (alpha / omega), the band weave a tapestry of extremity, flirting with black metal at its core while seamlessly transitioning over to melodic, gothic, doom, symphonic & death metal with ease. Dynamic orchestral motifs soar over speedy riffs, while the titular Astaroth lays down a genre-defying vocal performance. His growls, shrieks, grunts and cleans easily rival those of the scene’s compadres, imbued with theatrical malice. The guitar work is also similarly stunning, such as at the close of “Omega” when Pablo Sagastume shreds over the thundering rhythm section.
The record closes out paying homage to one of their diverse influences - the classic Cradle of Filth number “Her Ghost In The Fog” - though naturally with the band’s own unique twist. A fitting ending to a short dive into the twisted world of Astaroth Incarnate. The band aptly name their style of music ‘Apocalyptic Metal’, and state that “we strived for years to create something we hadn’t heard or seen before. Our Avant-Garde approach to song writing eventually led us to perceive each new song with a completely different mindset. Welcome the beginning of the end and thrust towards your ensuing demise with true purpose.”
FFO: Emperor, Behemoth, Dimmu Borgir
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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.
Swedish black metal standard-bearers Avslut stream the entirety of their highly anticipated second album, Tyranni, at NoCleanSinging.com. Set for international release on November 29th via Osmose Productions, hear Avslut's Tyranni in its entirety exclusively HERE.
The highly anticipated second album from the Swedish black metal legion Avslut is finally ready to be unleashed upon the world. With nine vicious new songs, the band takes it to a whole new level with Tyranni.
Avslut depicts a deformed, decayed, and lost mankind. The group has its roots in the suburbs of Stockholm. With full force, following their well-received Deceptis debut album for Osmose last year, Avslut waste no time in continuing their reign of ice-cold, idiomatic Swedish black metal supremacy.
Now more than ever, Avslut is a weapon, an uncompromising passage to meet your fate. Prepare yourself for infernal war and even more intense and authentic material than ever before with Tyranni. LEGION, ARISE!
Fully arise by streaming Tyranni in its entirety exclusively HERE, courtesy of NoCleanSinging.com. Preorder info can be found HERE.
Progressive metal band The World Without Us are streaming their new album Incarnate over at Alternative Control. The album is set to be released tomorrow.
Listen to the album in full here: http://www.alternativecontrolct.com/music/exclusive-stream-incarnate-by-the-world-without-us/#.XbHw1OhKjIV
The World Without Us came into existence through the union of two old friends. After months of trials and tribulation, Chris Fenimore (Lead Guitar) and Mario Canavarro (Vocals) managed to piece together a line-up with guitarist James Sundwall, bassist Peter Baliira, and drummer Steve Campbell. With that, the band was off to the races. Since their first show in May of 2018 the band has accomplished a shocking amount in a relatively short time. The group has shared the stage with everyone, from local heavy hitters If Not For Me and Burial in the Sky to big names, including Metal legend Soulfly.
This West Chester, Pennsylvania five piece is based around the music store which employed multiple members, Taylor’s Music, a local institution for underground musicians. This has allowed their unique prog inspired sound to flourish as the members personal interactions inform long term growth. It has also instantly embedded them deeply into their local scene. This has paid off in getting them a chance to record with TribeSound Records and granted them opportunities to bring their thrilling live act to stages around the region.
Embracing their status as newcomers and approaching the scene with genuine and deep enthusiasm, The World Without Us is a veritable breath of fresh air for the heavy music community. Bringing in a deep variety of influences and placing a focus on giving back to the scene which they love, the band has quickly grown into a force to be reckoned with. Over the top and undeniably insane, these Southeast Pennsylvanian musicians have the world at their feet as they gaze, salivating into their starry future.
Turkish Black Metal cult Horrocious stream the entirety of their highly anticipated debut album, Depleted Light and the Death of Uniqueness, via MetalBite.com. Set for international release on October 25th via Osmose Productions, hear Horrocious' Depleted Light and the Death of Uniqueness in its entirety exclusively HERE.
Inexorable hatred occurred with the coming together of Godslaying Hellblast, Sarinvomit, and Persecutory members in early 2015. Horrocious started as a two-man black metal band to spread the infernal sounds that symbolize the destruction of the universe under the infinite chaos and eternal dominance of diabolic nothingness, and in this way, they recorded a four-track debut EP, Obscure Dominance Of Nothingness, which was released as limited-edition cassette in 2015 and CD edition in 2016. Later, three new members (C.G. on guitars, E.K. on bass, Alexey on drums) were added to the line-up to record an eight-track debut full-length in the first quarter of 2018.
On this debut full-length, Depleted Light and the Death of Uniqueness, Horrocious points the egoism and ambition of the divinity and his spatial prison in the the archia light of his orders when he wanted to be respected, and prepares the ground for an endless struggle. True power of the Lucipherian energy above the spiritual light and embraces infinite sinfulness by rebelling against the incomprehensible secret uniqueness trapped in sanctity. Would it be forgotten that the war of freedom given by the falling angels and the wrath of sealed old evil spirits? From the creation to the scarcity of information, the salvation of humiliated existence will be realized by the destruction of all the things mentioned as goodness, so the control of the worlds was only an embarrassing force, and the irresistible principles and authorities destroyed endless dissatisfaction and the system was designed in stages and the system of interdependence was inevitable. Because this was rebellious son Lucifer’s eternal war against the integrity of all worlds...
In the meantime, stream Depleted Light and the Death of Uniqueness in its entirety exclusively HERE, courtesy of MetalBite.com. Preorder info can be found HERE.
Birmingham's doom frontrunners Alunah return with a consuming fifth album "Violet Hour" this October 11th on Heavy Psych Sounds, streaming in full exclusively via Metal Insider.
This new album sees the energy of Alunah's dark, doom-tinged hard rock being cranked up with the arrival of guitarist Dean Ashton (Diamond Head) alongside the lush vocals of Siân Greenaway and rhythmic foundation of Dan Burchmore and Jake Mason. Recorded at the historic Welsh Foel Studio and produced by Chris Fielding (Conan, Electric Wizard, Primordial), these eight tracks display a searing combination of melodies, riffs and focused writing.
Darkened your world with ‘Violet Hour’ HERE
The band tells more about the album:
"The time is here to release our new LP “Violet Hour”. This album represents a period of focused creativity and we are proud to now share it with the world. Having it released on Heavy Psych Sounds Records also makes this a very special time for Alunah.”
Alunah - "Violet Hour" - out October 11th on Heavy Psych Sounds - Pre-order here
With their roots dating back to 2006 in "Sabbath City" of the UK and an evolution that has grown over four previous albums and numerous European tours and festival dates, the momentum now picks up the pace. A UK summer tour with The Obsessed and an appearance at this year's prestigious Damnation Festival have just been confirmed with many more live dates as well as album tunes to follow soon!
Siân Greenaway - Vocals
Daniel Burchmore - Bass
Jake Mason - Drums
Dean Ashton - Guitar
Québecois Black Metal elite Ossuaire stream the entirety of their highly anticipated second album, Derniers Chants, at Decibel magazine's website. Set for international release on October 15th via Sepulchral Productions, hear Ossuaire's Derniers Chants in its entirety exclusively HERE.
A mere six months after the release of their first, widely acclaimed album through Sepulchral Productions, Ossuaire is already back at it, with the stunning conclusion to their two-album concept on the downfall of Christianity. Derniers Chants features the characteristic vengeful-yet-melodic riffing that has helped the band quickly rise among the well-established Québec scene while also developing a more epic side, such as on the spectacular album closer. Another must for fans of the Québec black metal scene!
In the lead-up to its international release this weekend and their album-release show in Montreal, hear Ossuaire's Derniers Chants in its entirety exclusively HERE, courtesy of Decibel, North America's only monthly metal magazine. Pre-order for the album can be found HERE.
Chilean black/death cult Xul Ov Kvlten stream the entirety of their highly anticipated second album, Entropic Increase From The Omega Aeon, at heavily trafficked web-portal NoCleanSinging.com. Set for international release today via Aeternitas Tenebrarum Music Foundation (ATMF) on CD format, stream Xul Ov Kvlten's Entropic Increase From The Omega Aeon in its entirety HERE.
Xul Ov Kvlten are ready to get further exposure via ATMF after the totally underground and strictly limited debut album, Nitimur in Vetitum, where they proved their dedication to the darkest and vilest form of black/death metal. The Chilean combo is now evoking morbidity and chaos, throwing in their cauldron of sound both Inquisition's macabre feeling and early Emperor's obscure choruses, in order to glorify the dark lord beyond any sort of modern compromise.
On its long-awaited day of release in physical format, stream Entropic Increase From The Omega Aeon in its entirety HERE, courtesy of NoCleanSinging.com. Order info can be found HERE.
Swedish sludge band Pyramido are now streaming the entirety of their new album "Fem" in full via Ghost Cult Magazine. The album will be released tomorrow via The Sign Records.
Listen to the album in full here: http://ghostcultmag.com/exclusive-album-stream-pyramido-fem/
Pyramido was formed in the southern Swedish city of Malmö in 2006. Five different individuals getting together, sharing a common passion for heavy, distorted and slowed down music... Suddenly these people seem to be getting together every week. Songs are starting to take shape and these five are slowly transforming into one musical being. With a new name, Pyramido, they are now a band with dreams of touring and releasing music. Since then this collective of friends has released four full-length records, a number of EPs, and played every dark and damp squat of Europe you might imagine.
In the early days of Pyramido’s existence, the band played a generic take on sludge/doom metal with influences too obvious to mention. Over the years, Pyramido has steadily evolved, eventually becoming the more diverse and not so anxious -- the band you see today. This transformation started to show on the bands third record, Saga, making a more permanent mark on the 2016 follow up, Vatten, on which the influences from the band members' combined passion for music of all kind started to make its way into Pyramido’s rusty soundscape.
The brand new album, entitled simply Fem, which is Swedish for the number five, was recorded and mixed during the fall of 2018, with engineer John Rönnerblad. Written over the course of a few years, Pyramido has taken the time to let the new material breathe and evolve naturally, not being afraid to try new tempos, melodies, and ideas sometimes foreign to the genre. Drawing inspiration from the delicate melodic figures of dreamy 90’s indie rock, the folky fuzz of vintage Swedish psychedelia, and the bittersweet harmonies of Henrik Berggren and Broder Daniel. Then imagine these influences being suffocated by the impact of the heaviness and aggression that is Pyramido, leaving only about a few percent of them passably breathing. The result is a somewhat heavy-hearted and melodic sludge metal/hardcore attack, once perfectly described as "…a warm hug rather than a punch in the face."
With Pyramido you won’t get the usual macho, congregating-at-a-sacrificial-altar- doing-bonghits-with-Satan-while-worshipping-riffs-and-watching-vintage-biker-flicks-bullshit-shtick that is commonly represented when describing this kind of music. What you will get though is honest, soulful, yet aggressive and crushingly heavy music with strong roots in DIY culture and lyrics dealing with the struggles of everyday life and a desperate hope for social change.
Chilean metal elite Slaughtbbath stream the entirety of their long-awaited second album, Alchemical Warfare, at heavily trafficked web-portal NoCleanSinging.com. Set for international release on September 6th via Hells Headbangers, hear Slaughtbbath's Alchemical Warfare in its entirety exclusively HERE.
For a decade and a half now, Slaughtbbath have prolifically pursued a fierce 'n' fiery vision of total black/death METAL. With a rich yet uniformly exemplary discography, this power-trio have laid waste to the underground across a myriad demos, splits, EPs, and 2013's now-classic debut album, Hail to Fire. Allied with Hells Headbangers since 2016, a split 7" with Grave Desecrator followed that summer, with September 2017 seeing the release of the Contempt, War and Damnation compilation, which precluded the band's first-ever North American tour alongside fellow Chilean labelmates Communion.
Slaughtbbath have kept quiet since then, studiously brewing the firestorm that is Alchemical Warfare. A consolidation of the band's beyond-considerable strengths as well as an extension of them, Alchemical Warfare was recorded, mixed, and mastered by Pablo Clares at DM6 studio in Santiago, Chile during 2017/2018. Here, Slaughtbbath are at the peak of their powers, pulsing with both bestiality and burliness alike, and yet exhibiting a nuanced songwriting nous that is second to none. Their sulphurous maelstrom is a veritable meat-grinder of South American darkness lo these past four decades, both reverent of the past whilst forging an even-darker future, and Alchemical Warfare finds the band hitting a fever pitch, its nine-song/36-minute runtime both succinct and satisfying. Each track invokes utter possession - a hypnotic diabolism, perhaps, in spite of the often-frantic tempos - but Slaughtbbath possess the prolific experience to convey that diabolism in a dynamic manner. If anything, Alchemical Warfare is the band's best-produced record to date, and a survey of its song titles suitably convey the occultic austerity within: the title track, naturally, as well as the closing trifecta of "Amulets of Carnage," "Celestial Overthrow," and "Ascension to the Dragon's Throne," as well as the ever-epic "Rejoined Into Chaos."
However, especially at this point in time and the career high-point that is Alchemical Warfare, it is important to underline the unique differences in Slaughtbbath makeup. For one, the band hail from San Vicente de Tagua Tagua, a small countryside town with no scene at all, whereas most Chilean bands hail from the bigger cities; in fact, early on, Slaughtbbath were branded "rural black metal" when they played live. Secondly and relatedly, they've not once ever strived to "sound South American," much less do there exist any other Chilean bands doing a similar thing musically or lyrically. Lastly and perhaps most importantly, Slaughtbbath have maintained a solid line-up and kept up constant activity - both on record and on the live front - all these years while most bands disappear, fade, change members, come back, or form new bands with the same line-up to fit into the new trend. The Slaughtbbath name is thus iron-fisted, inexorable, and immaculate
With more eyes than ever on the Chilean black/death scene, it's high time that the leaders separate themselves from the followers. Slaughtbbath firmly and furiously take the torch and lead the way forward with Alchemical Warfare. Get fully burned exclusively HERE, courtesy of NoCleanSinging.com. Pre-order info can be found at Hells Headbangers' Bandcamp HERE.
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