Finnish modern melodic death metal band Dimman is set to release their debut album ‘Songs and Tales of Grievance’ on July 30th 2021 via Inverse Records. The band’s modern melodic death metal combines beautiful melodies, heavy compositions and technical musicality into a unique ensemble. In addition to the diverse instrumentation, Dimman’s two vocalists create a distinctive and balanced soundscape.
The band released a first single Paroxysm and music video can be seen here: https://youtu.be/lm02EnUCEps
Guitarist Jaakko Yli-Sorvari states that:-
“Paroxysm showcases all the elements Dimman is made of. Beautiful melodies, heavy riffs and technical musicianship are all married together forming a catchy soundscape. Paroxysm tells the story of human arrogance and the clouding of one’s judgement.”
The album addresses all the grievances and insecurities that cause misery to both individuals and communities. The incapability to be able to affect the injustices results in frustration, which can be heard from every song on the album. 'Songs and Tales of Grievance’ is mixed and mastered by Santeri Peltomäki (Entropy Mixing) whose powerful production supports the band’s versatile compositions.
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Spanish modern melodic death metal outfit Synlakross unveil their new single "Stardust", and is available across all digital platforms.
"Stardust", the new single by SynlakrosS is included on their new album “0K4M1”, which will be released on April 30th."Stardust" is the last song on the new album (which is made up of 7 songs and an intro). The album is about the history of the creature "0K4M1", a creature that is half human and half alien. This song is about the last minutes of 0K4M1's life. The creature sees what its life has been like as it slowly merges with the cosmos.The pain disappears while everything is filled with light, peace and love.
Where to listen to Stardust: https://backl.ink/144724995
Support the band with the purchase of their new album, the fourth in their career, and get their new merchandising. You will find it on the website www.synlakross.com
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Multi-national melodic metallers Angel Nation have just released a music video for their new single "Fly Away".
Angel Nation are currently working on the band's third album, but they've made a pit stop on this journey by releasing an extra special song "Fly Away". Some time ago a long term supporter approached Elina to ask if she would write a song to his son's memory. She read the story behind it which turned out to be very moving and sad. However, when hearing more and looking more closely, it was the positivity and joy that shone through. A song dedicated to the memory of Leif Ole, someone who touched so many hearts, kept laughing, showing others how to enjoy the small things. Someone whose smile will never die in the hearts of those who got to know him.
Musically "Fly Away" has the true Angel Nation sound, bringing back the old school band feel and 80’s vibes. This ballad combines a more intimate, acoustic approach and a full rock sound being delicate, strong, sad and joyful, all at the same time!
"We are thrilled to be releasing new music and hope this song will bring positivity in the midst of what has been a hard year for many of us. If you want to support us on our way to our third full-length album, you can purchase and stream this single on the usual digital platforms."
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Prominent Ukrainian power metal act Sunrise has recently revealed details of the 4th full-length album, coming on May 18th under the name of 'Equilibria'.
This time band, mostly known for the sound highly valued by the fans of Sonata Arctica and Stratovarius, promises far more than its classical musical approach. Thus, 13 songs of 'Equilibria' will be a mix of classic power metal, symphonic, epic, modern and progressive metal with some experimental touches, such as traditional Ukrainian instrument bandura.
After three full-length releases, valued among the genre’s fans (‘Liberty’ 2007, ‘Trust Your Soul' 2009, ‘Absolute Clarity’ 2016) 'Equilibria' shows the new level in approach to make arrangements and the sound.
The first single from the album, “The Bridge Across Infinity”, was released in 2020. It is based on Richard Bach’s novel and is one of the songs, which is experimental for the band and represents the progressive part of the album. At the same time, Sunrise promises that it was “just a first spark from the flame of the future release”, and for the ‘Equilibria’ they have prepared a lot of surprises and interesting music points.
One of the changes in comparison with the previous Sunrise albums is that the ‘Equilibria’ will have more place for female vocals: the voice of the keyboardist and backing vocalist Daria Naumenko this time will receive more space and will come to the fore in a number of songs as lead vocals next to the as always mighty vocals of Konstantin ‘Laars’ Naumenko. The work of four lead guitarists on ‘Equilibria’, each of whom brought their own ideas and even songs into it, makes the album even more diverse.
‘Equilibria’ is a kind of international work: Slovak vocalist Mayo Petranin, a member of Symphonity and Castaway bands, became a guest on one of the songs, and Polish friends of Sunrise joined the band to write the lyrics for the new album.
To release a new album Sunrise has launched a crowdfunding campaign on the band’s website, where the fans can support the release by pre-ordering it or buying merch. Previously the band has already had two successful crowdfunding stories - with the release of the ‘Absolute Clarity’ album in 2016 and the re-release of the ‘Trust Your Soul’ album in 2019.
Colombian speed metal band Witch Hunt has signed to Dead Center Productions to release their debut full-length album "Rock n' Roll Possession" (10 tracks of old-school Speed-Metal influenced by Onslaught, Venom, Celtic Frost, Slayer, Steeler (DE), Mercyful Fate!)! Album will be released on April 23, 2021. The second single "Rock n' Roll Possession" has been released on all digital platforms!
"Rock n' Roll Possession" is also streaming on Dead Center Productions Youtube channel here - https://youtu.be/_gp_gLuR60E
Witch Hunt is a speed metal band formed in Bogotá - Colombia with the firm purpose of interpreting sounds forged by the great Rock n 'Roll bands of all time, but with a strong influence from the Metal of the wonderful decade of the 80' s, groups such as: Onslaught, Venom, Celtic Frost, Slayer, Steeler (DE), Mercyful Fate, among many others, fueled the desire to forge what Witch Hunt represents today.
Initially active in the period 2006-2009 "itch Hunt participated in different district events, in 2007 it had the opportunity to record the single "Justicia y Venganza" as part of its participation in the "V Festival Rock por los derechos Humanos Ciudad Bolívar", which was included in a compilation of district bands of which 500 copies were pressed in CD format, was also included in the compilation “Latinoamerica Thrashing the World” in 2009 highlighting the participation of bands such as Tungsteno, Guerra Total from Colombia among other groups from Peru, Mexico, Argentina and Brazil.
For the year 2016, a new cycle for the group began, materializing the composition work carried out in previous years, highlighting in 2018 its participation in the "IV Festival Tunjuelito Territorio Rock", to date Witch Hunt has participated in different district events sharing the stage with bands like: Shellshock, Sobibor, White Thunder, Evillucifer, Torno, Hellroar, Adrenaline, Revolver, Unauthorized, Alma Dorada, Cuentos de los Hermanos Grind, among many others.
During the year 2019 and 2020 the recording work of what would be his first Full Length - Album entitled "Rock n 'Roll Possession" is consolidated, which will be released by the end of 2020 in an initial print run with 10 Tracks in ProTape format which were recorded in Audio Duplication Service Florida - USA, by the beginning of the year 2021 the signing of the band by the label "Rata Mutante Records" is consolidated, led by Mr. Esteban Mejía of the band Revenge, who will be in charge of the press in CD format of "Rock n 'Roll Possession", in this same year the alliance with the Ukrainian label "Dead Center Productions" materializes, who will be in charge of the diffusion of our album at a digital level for the whole world, focusing mainly on Europe, UK, USA and Australia, thus seeking to give greater scope and projection to the band.
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International tech-death upstarts Solus Ex Inferis unveil debut album details and devastating new single
Solus Ex Inferis is a trans-continental, technical death metal band founded by long-time musician and guitar player, Dave Sevenstrings alongside Marco Pitruzzella aka Lord Marco (Six Feet Under, Sleep Terror, ex-The Faceless), Sahil Makhija aka Demonstealer (Demonic Resurrection, Reptilian Death), Ollie Morgan (Necropathy) and Mauricio Catalán. The band first broke into the worldwide metal scene back in 2018 with their critically acclaimed 4-song EP, Demonic Supremacy. Three years on, Solus Ex Inferis has resurfaced with news of their debut full-length album, Daemones Ceramici; scheduled to be released on 9th July 2021. Alongside the announcement, the band has also unveiled a new single off of the upcoming LP titled, "Destroying Malevolence". The track is accompanied with a slick lyric video featuring, in great detail, the diabolic cover art drawn by Tata Kumislizer. Stream / listen [HERE].
Formed in 2017, Solus Ex Inferis came about as a means for the band’s original bassist and co-founding member, Matt Nemeth, to hone his audio engineering & production capabilities. Looking for a specific style of extreme metal drumming, Nemeth and Sevenstrings — both die-hard fans of Pitruzzella’s work — decided to approach him to see if he’d be interested in joining the band. Once Pitruzzella agreed, the two decided to engage a full-time vocalist (Sahil Makhija) and a lead-guitar player (Ollie Morgan). This line-up, with members from US, Australia, Chile and India, went on to record the band’s debut EP, Demonic Supremacy. Soon after its release, Nemeth quit the band and was replaced by Mauricio Catalán. Catalán, besides being a bassist, also ran a full-fledged studio and it was here where the band’s upcoming full-length was entirely mixed & mastered.
Right from the band’s inception, it has been Dave Sevenstrings’ constant endeavour to write music that combined fast-paced, blast-beat style death metal with melodic lead elements and simultaneously was informed by the sounds of celebrated bands in the genre like Vital Remains, Hypocrisy, Deeds Of Flesh, Psycroptic etc. It started to evolve into its own thing once all the members started participating in the writing process and started to contribute some of their own musical influences from the different regions they came from. Hence, the music on Daemones Ceramici, while being devastatingly fast-paced and razor-sharp technical, “still retains the core of any good song, (and includes) solid riffs that you can headbang to” says Dave.
If you thought the last EP was any indication of how brutal or extreme Solus Ex Inferis could sound, the full-length quashes all of that point-blank and strives to push all known boundaries within the tech-death realm. Named after the malevolent spirits in Greek mythology, Solus Ex Inferis’ debut full-length plays around concepts of demonology and the occult; often re-contextualizing it for the terrible state of the world as we know it today. “The album reflects on human beings as the real demons, it reflects the hypocrisy and hatred fuelled by religion” adds Makhija, the band’s frontman and lyricist.
Solus Ex Inferis’ debut full-length album, Daemones Ceramici, is releasing worldwide on the 9th of July, 2021. Pre-orders for the digital release and merchandise are now available on the band’s Bandcamp, [HERE]. The album will be available to stream on all streaming services including YouTube, Spotify and Apple Music.
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Light The Torch — Howard Jones [vocals], Francesco Artusato [guitar] and Ryan Wombacher [bass] — will release their new album and second full length "You Will Be the Death of Me" on June 25 via Nuclear Blast. Pre-order it here.
The band has dropped the video for the first track, "Wilting in the Light," which was directed by Ramon Boutviseth in L.A.
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"You Will Be the Death of Me has been a journey — even without the pandemic. This album has been emotional and rewarding in every way, and we couldn't be more excited to finally release it. Maybe there was a bit of desperation writing and recording these songs.
Going through personal turmoil and watching Francesco deal with injuries, we knew this could change things drastically for us. The album was a welcome distraction, and we dumped every emotion we had into YWBTDOM. To watch Fran heal and become an even more complete artist in front of my eyes has been amazing to watch. Everything we went through individually and together with this album drew Fran, Ryan, and I together. I couldn't be more proud of this album knowing I made it with my family."
Artusato opens up about his experiences, saying:-
"This record is special to me in a different way. From writing the music during one of the toughest times of my life while dealing with a bad injury due to a car accident to being obsessively involved with every aspect of its production, recording, and creating the artwork. It's hard to describe how I feel, and to finally see this record getting ready to be released.
We are all very satisfied with how this record showcases the evolution of our band and our evolution as individuals. Without our brotherhood, this music could not have happened. Music is what kept us strong together during our toughest times. There's nothing like art that expresses pure and deep emotions, and that's what I feel when I listen to Howard's performance on this record."
"I think this album shows the growth the band has experienced after years on the road together, and a friendship that has continued to thrive doing what we love together."
The guys returned to Sparrow Sound in Glendale, California to once again work with the production team of Josh Gilbert and Joseph McQueen [Bullet for My Valentine, As I Lay Dying, Suicide Silence]. This time around, they also welcomed Whitechapel's Alex Rudinger on drums. "He's incredible," says Artusato. "He was exactly what we needed."
Upheld by head-spinning seven-string virtuosity yet anchored to skyscraping melodies, Light the Torch crafted 12 metallic anthems, including an unexpected and awesome cover of the '80s hit 'Sign Your Name' by R&B singer Terence Trent D'Arby. The group shot out of the gate as a contender on their full-length debut, Revival. It bowed at #4 on the Billboard US Independent Albums Chart and at #10 on the Hard Rock Albums Chart in addition to receiving acclaim from Revolver, Outburn, and many more. 'Calm Before the Storm' racked up a staggering 14.5 million Spotify streams, while 'The Safety of Disbelief' remains one of SiriusXM Octane's all-time most requested songs. They also crisscrossed North America and Europe on tour with the likes of Trivium, Avatar, In Flames, Ice Nine Kills, Killswitch Engage, and August Burns Red to name a few.
You Will Be the Death of Me finds Light the Torch firing on all cylinders and ready to take things to the next level.
Vietnamese progressive metalcore act Windrunner have just released their brand-new single 'Cyan', via Famined Records. The official music video is premiering through Dreambound on YouTube.
Listen to 'Cyan' on various music streaming platforms: https://sym.ffm.to/cyan
The powerful fusion of melodic and intricate djenty riffs with skilful vocal choruses are showcased in the ferocious metallic storm that is Windrunner's sound, most especially notable in this new single 'Cyan'. The track opens with the band's distinct groovy and heavy instrumentation and builds up tension by harnessing brutal screams paired with lush cleans. The action packed and visually stimulating music video follows the story of an animated hero crew, parallel to a futuristic video game/anime, to accompany the energy and intensity 'Cyan' brings.
Windrunner is a Hanoi progressive metalcore band formed in 2015 with 5 members, signed to American label Famined Records. Windrunner has gained success in the area with their unique sounds combining metalcore with Vietnamese traditional instruments, i.e., Dan Tranh (Vietnamese Zither/Harp), and Sao Truc (Bamboo Flute).
In 6 years, Windrunner has released 1 full-length albums, 2 EPs, and 1 latest single released in November, 2019. Since then, Windrunner has actively toured various places in Asia, such as South Korea, Taiwan, China, Singapore, Thailand, and has shared the stage with world leading metal bands, such as As I Lay Dying, Emmure, After The Burial, Attila, Secrets, Benighted, Hiss From The Moat, etc.
Windrunner’s full-length album “MAI”, released in November, 2018, reached 1 million streams on Spotify, ranked high on many iTunes’ 2018 charts: 16th in American metal, 7th in Australian metal, 2nd in UK metal, 1st in Vietnamese rock. EP “SEN”, released in August, 2019, reached more than 1 million streams on Spotify, standing in top 100 in iTunes’ metal chart during its first month.
Australian modern metallers Temtris unveil lyric video for title track of upcoming album "Ritual Warfare" & announce tour
Australian modern heavy metal powerhouse Temtris are releasing a lyric video as an appetiser for their sixth studio album. They have chosen the album's title track, Ritual Warfare. The album Ritual Warfare is due for release on 30 April 2021 via Wormholedeath. The band also announced the Ritual Warfare Across Australia tour dates to promote their release.
Ritual Warfare Across Australia Tour Dates
Temtris combines the best elements of heavy metal and brings them to life with a modern feel. Ritual Warfare delivers powerful and soaring vocals, twin guitar harmonies, blazing solos and a crushing rhythm section that drives a catchy chorus leaving you hungry for more.
Ritual Warfare single is available on all digital platforms.
Temtris are a five piece act from the south of Sydney, Australia. They formed in 2000 and have released their albums Threshold (2003), Masquerade (2007), Shallow Grave (2014) and Enter The Asylum (2016). They have played shows all over Australia and supported Accept (GER) in 2014. In to 2018 Temtris released their 5th Studio Album Rature and toured Australia in support. 2019 saw Temtris play with bands such as Loudness, Ensiferum, Girlschool, Tank , Raven, Metal Church, Marty Friedman and a one off acoustic show with Michael Sweet. In 2020, Temtris headlined Smashfest in NZ and opened the show for Geoff Tate in Sydney. Now the powerhouse band is about to release their 6th studio 'Ritual Warfare' album in April.
Evanescence’s new album, The Bitter Truth (Sony Germany/RCA), has charted at No 4 in the UK making it their fourth Top Five album. The band’s first full-length release of all-new material in a decade, The Bitter Truth has also debuted as the top-selling Rock & Alternative album in the US, according to Nielsen Music Connect.
Shortly after its release on March 26th, The Bitter Truth rose to the top of the iTunes Album Charts in 22 countries. Recorded during the pandemic, it confronts the dark realities of the world head-on. Yet its resounding message is one of light, and that pushing through is better than giving up.
Check out the band performing on Jimmy Kimmel Live! HERE, and pre-order a special graphic anthology series “Echoes From The Void,” a collaboration with Heavy Metal Entertainment inspired by The Bitter Truth cuts “Better Without You” and “Wasted on You,” HERE.
Watch this space for a new music video and more exciting Evanescence news to be revealed in the coming weeks.
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