French ambient groove metallers Mind Imperium sign with Wormholedeath & announce "Nemesis" album
Mind Imperium have signed a licensing deal with Wormholedeath for their album "Nemesis", which will be released on March 25th, 2022 worldwide. Hailing from France, Mind Imperium are a groove metal band in which powerful groove riffs blend with dark and melancholic tunes.
The band comments on the album -
"Loss begets emptiness. An infinite void feeding on our hopes, leaving only broken dreams and a growing sadness in its wake. As emptiness spreads like a disease in our mind, it reminds us that our existence is futile, that time will consume all things in the end, leaving an everlasting nothingness.
Nemesis portrays our unspeakable despair, but goes further. It is the unheard scream of our oceans stripped of all life by the hand of men, the bloodstained ashes of our forests whose life is burning away, the cub bereft of its mother’s warmth, the father without a son.
It is the incarnation of a declining world. From this despair, we draw an endless strength and our desire for revenge. We are Nemesis."
Mind Imperium is an ambient groove metal band from France, with Nogh (ex-Obnoxious, Death Of A Dryad) on lead vocals and guitars, Carol (ex-Necroblaspheme, Death Of A Dryad) on bass guitar and backing vocals, and Fabien (Paican) on drums and backing vocals.
The band began in late 2013, with a concept to create a groove metal band in which powerful groove riffs would blend with dark and melancholic ambiences. The band released its first EP – Amongst The Ruins – the same year, under the name My Imperium. Well-received by the public and the press, this first attempt allows them to play live extensively.
In 2016, after a few line-up changes and a small hiatus; while Nogh and Carol focus on other musical projects and the development of the associative label Dark Faery Records, the band resumed its live activities and started working on a full-length album. This project is inspired by artists from 19th century like Poe, Lovecraft or Chambers, but also from the works of Freud and Jung. Consequently, My Imperium becomes Mind Imperium, a name more fitting to the band’s unique universe.
In 2018, they release their first LP "Way To Carcosa", recorded at Vamacara Studio. It explores the diversity of emotions bred by the human mind when confronted with loss, whether it be symbolical or real. It also reflects Mind Imperium sustained engagement in the environmental cause, relating the album theme to damages done by mankind to the living world. In partnership with Sea Shepherd, the band releases a music video for their song 'A War Without End', to condemn the Grindadráp.
Right after their album’s release, Mind Imperium goes on tour in France and Belgium with their friends from Aeon Patronist, in support of both bands latest work. The band continues touring until COVID-19 hits, and spends the end of 2020 bringing "Nemesis" to life. Its recording takes place in Spring 2021 at Tidalwave Studio.
The first glimpses of autumn are to be seen, time to get in the right mood with brand new The Holeum song 'Vertical Parallel Infinites' off the band's forthcoming album "Negative Abyss" - out September 23!
WATCH THE FULL TRACK TEASER FOR 'VERTICAL PARALLEL INFINITES' HERE
Having the title “Negative Abyss”, the debut album of Spanish band The Holeum has to sound destructive, and hopeless. Founded in the second half of 2014, former musicians of bands like NahemaH, Demised, quantumXperience, Hela, Neptunian Sun, and Priest of Dawn started this new outlet to stretch the boundaries and to reinforce the emotional impression of what dark and weirdly music can be and achieve.
“Negative Abyss” consists of eight tracks expressing inner conflicts and the never ending search for meaning in life. The Holeum’s first album debouches in between post metal and dark ambient – always being full of atmosphere, and subtleness. Being in preoccupation with its multi-layered heavy tunes, the Spanish four-piece undergoes a “Negative Abyss” to find relief and peace of mind in the end. The path is arduous as songs titles like ‘Cosmic Horror’, ‘Dystopia’, ‘Nuclear Mysticism’, or ‘Pictures of the Uncanny’ suggest. But The Holeum face up to their inner demons.
"NEGATIVE ABYSS" AVAILABLE ON CD AND DIGITAL - SEPTEMBER 23
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Season Of Mist are proud to announce the signing of Kontinuum. The Icelandic-wave influenced ambient rockers will release their next full-length on this label.
Regarding their signing, Kontinuum confessed that they: "are very pleased to announce our signing with Season of Mist. To us it is important to work with people that we connect with. People that relate to our creative output and vision. This is why we look forward to our future cooperation with Season of Mist."
Kontinuum were conceived with the aim to create hypnotic and spiritual musical noise in Reykjavik, Iceland in the year 2010.
After sending demo tracks of their debut album 'Earth Blood Magic' to a few labels, a first deal was quickly struck. Kontinuum wasted no time and entered Sigur Rós' Sundlaugin Studio in the Icelandic town Mosfellsbær in order to begin record their first full length, which was released in 2012.
'Earth Blood Magic' received rave reviews across the board and was voted rock album of the year in Morgunblaðið, Iceland.
The band played numerous shows in 2013 and established a reputation as a powerful live band.
Kontinuum started working on their sophomore album in 2014. A first single titled "I Huldusal" was released the same year and received substantial radio play in Iceland, while even topping the charts of the island's largest alternative rock radio station.
'Kyrr' hit the stores in April 2015 alongside the brand new single "Breathe". Following the release of their second album, Kontinuum embarked on two tours in Germany and performed at several festivals including the prestigious Roadburn Festival (Netherlands), Eurosonic Festival (Netherlands), Icelandic Airwaves and Eistnaflug Festival at home, and Lithuania's Devilstone Festival.
"The Verdict" will be released May 13 via Bastardized Recordings.
2. Rise Of Mankind
3. Embrace The End
4. The Verdict
5. If Life Could Be The Answer
8. What Is Dead May Never Die feat. Dennis Fries
10. One Man Wolfpack
12. Conquer The Thrones
German metal unit I Am Noah has revealed the cover art and track list for its debut album, "The Verdict".
Produced by Aljoscha Sieg at Pitchback Studio, the album questions the long-existing, yet unchallenged barriers of the mind that humanity has grown to accept. In 12 songs, unapologetic intensity meets empathy, devotion and structure.
Sonically rooted in ambient metalcore, the album is defined by its progressive riffing and percussive assault. The lyrics are written from the perspective of the album's fictional anti-hero, Noah.
"I Am Noah and I'm tired. I'm tired of people who distinguish themselves with their income, uniform, skin colour, religion, gender or nationality to affect everything and everyone. I'm tired of being closely watched. I'm tired of living in a society, which dictates who to be or not. I'm tired of facing people's failure in their attempt of making life better, whilst being deported and called illegal or haunted just because of their religion. I'm tired.. I'm done. I just want to abscond from this routine. Who's in? I Am Noah. Who are you?"
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