Finnish chart-topping nu-metal stars Blind Channel have announced their new album, "Exit Emotions", which will be released in 2024 via Century Media.
The band’s fifth full-length studio effort is the follow up to 2022’s "Lifestyles of the Sick & Dangerous". Earlier this summer, Blind Channel released their bombastic new single 'Deadzone'.
With news of the new album, Blind Channel have also announced some massive tour plans for the remainder of 2023 and next year – none more urgent than the band’s own Exit Emotions European headlining tour for Spring 2024. The 30-city trek will include six UK headline dates starting in Bristol on 29th March and ending in London on 4th April. Joining the band on this run as direct support is GHØSTKID.
Tickets go on sale Friday 29th September. See below for the complete list of dates.
29.03 - Thekla, Bristol
30.03 - KK's Steelmill, Wolverhampton
31.03 - The Garage, Glasgow
02.04 - Club Academy, Manchester
03.04 - Rescue Rooms, Nottingham
04.04 - La Scala, London
Chilean heavy metal band Hell's Satans have signed a licensing deal with Wormholedeath for their self-titled album, due for release on January 27th, 2023.
The band spoke of the upcoming album: "It expresses everything we feel as a band in what is day to day, religion, beliefs, injustice, and our roots; It has many influences like Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Helloween. This album is a unique heavy metal with a lot of power and energy and the best thing is that it is in Spanish."
Hell's Satans, a band that fuses classic heavy metal and all the power of thrash metal. The content of the lyrics in all their songs expresses the current and transcendental reality of the history of society, as well as the free thought of the members of the band. Originally from the Villa Alemana of Chile, the band was founded in early 2008 by Patricio Cruz (vocals) and Christian Aros (bass). In those years the band dedicated to playing covers and participating in not so crowded events, then in 2011 the band began to compose their own songs as well as changes in their line-up, from that year the band imposed its style and energy on the increasing massive stages. Later they join the band in 2012 Eduardo Mariman (Guitar), 2018 Nicolás Velázquez (Drums), and 2022 Nicolas Layana (Guitar). In the year 2020-2021, the management and recording process of the Band's first self-titled album called Hell's satans began, musically produced at the Vardager studios in the city of Quilpué.
Swedish melodic death metal act Ablaze My Sorrow will release their brand new EP "The Loss of All Hope" on January 27 via Black Lion Records. Sharpening melodic death metal for 30 years now, "The Loss of All Hope" features four intense tracks where melodies, heavy riffs, and sheer aggression are combined with expressions of despair, dystopian nightmares, and misanthropic hopelessness.
In support of the upcoming EP, Ablaze my Sorrow have shared the first single "Transfiguration (The way of the strong)". The track comes with a lyric video, which you can watch here:- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=88JBEqlEJC4
Copenhagen death grind unit Sequestrum (ft. members of Chaotian and Undergang) have unleashed the first single off their forthcoming debut EP, Pickled Preservation. The song, titled "Preserved to Last," is one of the 7 furious offerings of extreme filth (including a cover of Impetigo’s “Dis-Organ-Ized”) found on the EP.
The band comments on the song:-
"'Preserved to Last' feels like a good presentation of what the band is about, having both grimy grinding parts, gory groovy chunks and a more rocking section. We feel it shows the slight diversity of what we try to mix within our death metal and also soaks it in the sludgy vocals expulsions of our three vocalists, in an attempt to make the music stand out a bit more too with the disgusting vocal diversity of our members in charge of those parts."
Decibel Magazine is hosting the exclusive premiere of "Preserved to Last." Stream it now at this location.
The EP was tracked at Mayhem Studios in Copenhagen, Denmark, and was mixed and mastered by J. B. Hviid. The follow-up to the band’s 2021 demo, Pickled Preservation presents a clearer, more refined production, though still horribly soaked in sonic sewage.
Pickled Preservation is set to be released worldwide on January 27 through Extremely Rotten Productions on CD, digital and cassette formats. Pre-order the digital edition at sequestrum.bandcamp.com.
Sequestrum was put into flesh in the second half of 2021, after a year’s planning, composing, and rearranging of songs, trying to work out what music the band wanted to create, that would also differ from the other bands of the members (Chaotian and Undergang). Originally a project created by guitarists Søren and David, the band got completed with the additions of local fiends Andreas on bass and Frederik on drums, and together they wrote and arranged the debut demo The Epitome of Putridity over the next half year after starting to rehearse together as a band. It was decided that all members should be doing vocals, to make the songs sound as full of extremity and variety as possible.
Trying to induce grimy grinding and gory death metal with a bit of rock, Sequestrum is trying to offer a bit of a different approach than widely seen in today's worldwide death metal scene. The debut demo was then recorded by Andreas at his portable Båndsalat Studio, at the band's rehearsal room, and released in time for their debut show in Copenhagen in March 2022. Two months later it was officially released and distributed on CD/MC and as a limited lathe cut 7" through Extremely Rotten Productions.
The band played a few more local shows during 2022 and by Autumn went into local Mayhem Studios and recorded their follow-up EP Pickled Preservation during the middle of October.
Rockshots Records is proud to announce the signing of French epic symphonic metal opera Avaland for the release of their next album "The Legend Of The Storyteller" next March 2023.
In support of their second album, Avaland will tour in April 2023 with Sortilege and Rhapsody of Fire on their "Glory For Salvation" European Tour!
Irish post metal sludge doomsters Raum Kingdom, after their critically acclaimed debut “Everything & Nothing”, announce full details of their sophomore album entitled “Monarch”.
Grateful and humbled by the inundation of positive reviews and attention from music critics, webzines and fans from across the globe, haunting, fearful, Raum Kingdom continue to create hype in the community by doing what they passionately enjoy doing.
Raum Kingdom started out in late 2013 on the east coast of Ireland when singer Dave Lee and guitarist Andrew Colohan set out to create a soul crushing experience of sonics. When long time friends, bassist Ronan Connor and drummer Mark Gilchrist joined the line up, the project was ready to express itself.
Exploring their collective passion for all heavy genres of music, the four-piece began to channel that energy into what would turn out to be Raum Kingdom’s first, self-titled five track EP, self-released in April 2014. Taken unawares by the instant and positive critical response, Raum Kingdom‘s ability to resound with their audience comes from their heart for turning negativity into positivity and the ethos of having a blast doing what they have a passion for. To date, the band has completed numerous shows on the Euro circuit, and released an EP, a split EP with Belgian group All We Expected, and their much acclaimed debut album ‘Everything & Nothing’, a one hour sonic journey of redemption and hope.
After the sudden and sad passing of bass player Ronan Connor in March 2021, Raum Kingdom wanted to release their last recordings and writings in respect for Ronan’s memory.
Their new effort is something beyond everything: emotive, melodic, atmospheric and hypnotizing. A musical journey for our deep senses. "Monarch" will be released on January 27th by Argonauta Records.
The first single and video “Red Admiral” is out now and streaming here:
Watch out for many more news to follow soon!
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Imperial Demonic are a melodic black metal band from Belfast, Northern Ireland paying homage to the more polished black metal sound of the late 90’s and early 2000’s. For fans of Dark Funeral, Dissection and Dimmu Borgir, Imperial Demonic delivers the classic Swedish black metal sound with their debut release "Beneath The Crimson Eclipse". With relentless blast beats, melodic hooks and visceral lyrics, Imperial Demonic are bringing the fire and brimstone back to the modern black metal scene.
Imperial Demonic are set to release their debut EP "Beneath The Crimson Eclipse" worldwide on April 7th. Expect nothing but pure crushing pestilence, paying homage to the polished black metal sound of the late 90s
Enbor Arnasa is a project that started in Arrigorriaga (Basque Country) in November 2019 playing thrash metal, heavy metal, death metal and rock in the basque language (euskara). There have been two previous albums released called Enbor Arnasa (2020) and ilunari Argia (2021).
At first the project was mostly heavy metal and thrash metal with some hints of death in one song and also an instrumental song but with the arrival of the new album death metal became more prevalent, without leaving behind the other influences. This is very noticeable in the vocals, since melodic registers are used but also joined by guttural voices and whispers.
Enbor Arnasa tackle themes such as social, personal and environmental issues, plus other issues such as depression, loneliness, memories… all of them in a pre-Indo-European language still spoken today, especially in Euskal Herria.
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Napalm Records is proud to announce the signing of international sleaze quintet Cobra Spell. Founded in 2019 by up-and-coming guitar phenomenon Sonia Anubis (ex-Crypta, ex-Burning Witches), Cobra Spell are slithering their way into the revival era of the 80’s heavy rock sound. Following their globally praised EP’s Love Venom (2020) and Anthems Of The Night (2022), this past October, Cobra Spell's current lineup released a new single “Flaming Heart”. The track features the chattiest of melodies, shredding guitars, hypnotic bass lines and synthesizers that will take you back to the golden era.
In addition to their successful EP releases, Cobra Spell have toured with established bands such as Ross The Boss, Enforcer and Evil Invaders, and are now armed and ready to take on all the stages worldwide, with a hunger to put on a show that will leave audiences around the globe speechless and wanting more!
Lead guitarist and band founder Sonia Anubis on the signing:
“This is a very big step for Cobra Spell. I have a HUGE amount of confidence in the potential of this amazing collaboration with the mighty Napalm Records. When it comes to record deals, I had really taken the time to look around for the very, very best I could get for the band since the dreams and goals of Cobra Spell are very big and we want to get sh*t done in the best way possible. We aim for 80s rock and roll world domination — and that is serious business. After having worked with Napalm Records in the past with my previous band Crypta, I am in no doubt that we will make this happen together. Be prepared for a whole new level of sleazy action from us. LET’S BRING THE 80s BACK!”
Stay tuned for more Cobra Spell news coming soon from Napalm Records!
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Temtris are ready to release the 7th studio album, "Khaos Divine" on March 17th, 2023 through Wormholedeath records, including another special Japanese pressing through Wormholedeath Japan!
'Khaos Divine' is a stunning, modern metal concept album, which plunges the listener into a tale of a dark and troubled dystopian city where a new world order has taken hold of its population with the offer of a chance to live an almost eternal life but at the cost of freedom.
This album is full of emotion-charged songs, with catchy guitar riffs, memorable melodies, and choruses which are characterized by the trademark twin guitar harmonies that define this band's distinctive sound. Driven by a powerful and energetic rhythm section and soaring power metal vocals, Temtris leads you through this musical journey of salvation, betrayal, and the loss of all hope.
Temtris introduces you to the strong female character of the story “Ember” on their album cover, giving you a taste of what’s to come in this powerful modern tale.
In 2023 the Temtris crew will be bringing this story to life as they tour through Australia and internationally… stay tuned for tour dates soon!
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