Hungarian avant-garde metal outfit Thy Catafalque are unveiling the first stunning song taken from their forthcoming seventh album 'Meta', which will be out in stores on September 16th.
The track "Mezolit" is now exclusively streaming via the official media partners below.
Metal Hammer (DE)
La Grosse Radio (FR)
Lángoló Gitárok (HU)
Metaljesus Magazine (IN)
Zware Metalen (NL)
Metal Hammer (NO)
Regarding "Meta", mastermind Tamás Kátai comments: "The track 'Mezolit' ('Mesolithic') features two vocalists taking my place – my old friend, Lambert Lédeczy from Ahriman, MORRBID CARNAGE, and TYRANT GOATGALDRAKONA and Gyula Vasvári from PERIHELION delivering the clean vocals. The song itself is set in prehistoric times, we cannot fully comprehend and at least for me it breathes a feeling of timelessness, like existing through aeons."
THY CATAFALQUE are simultaneously revealing the artwork and tracklist of 'Meta', which can both be viewed below. The cover picture has been hand painted by Bulgarian artist Agnessa Kessiakova.
Lifeforce Records are proud to announce the signing of German uncompromising avant-garde metal act Fjoergyn.
Their new album is set to be released in Autumn 2016.
Originally intended to be a purely orchestral solo work, Fjoergyn was founded in 2003 by musical visionary Stephan L. His approach until today (with now having a full band line-up): to combine opulent orchestral, and classical sounds with heavy guitars, and a metal aesthetic. Following this path, Stephan L. achieves oppressive, yet tremendous compositions. Due to its challenging basis, and the unconventional direction of action, the result of his creative work has to be described as epic and forward thinking.
Through the time of its existence, Fjoergyn evolved to an insider tip for listeners of epic metal looking for a different approach to varicoloured, neoclassical heavy music. Under constant accusations, the band declared the human kind to parasite and tells stories of a self-fulfilling prophecy about the end of all days and the final reckoning between nature and mankind.
So far, Fjoergyn released four albums of thoughtful gloomy music with careful arrangements and exceptional moods. The Thuringians toured across Europe supporting progressive colleagues such as The Vision Bleak, and Alcest. 2016 will see the release of bands fifth full length as well as a first vinyl MLP.
Visit and "like" the band's Facebook page and stay tuned about latest news and live shows.
French avant-garde black metallers Glorior Belli are streaming a new song from their upcoming album "Sundown (The Flock That Welcomes)", which drops on May 6th via Agonia Records. The track is titled "Lies-Strangled Skies" and it is available for streaming via Bandcamp, at this link:
"Lies Strangled Skies" is the second song to be revealed from the new album. The first one, which is also the title track, can be listened to here.
Acknowledged for their brand of black metal influenced with a mix of heavy grooves, doom-laden lyricism, and thickly distorting sludge, the band announced a return to their roots on "Sundown (The Flock That Welcomes).
"The production is by far one of the best that Glorior Belli ever had" - comments the band. "Drums & Bass are absolutely devilish and placed under the spotlight. Everything was recorded, mixed and mastered in our own studios, having an absolute control as usual over the sound. The guitar work overall will bring you back to the origins of Glorior Belli. Conceptually wise, Sundown (The Flock That Welcomes) will smother you with darkness and light, both stuffed down your throat with the same rage that could be heard on Glorior Belli's ealier records. When the Night is coming down on you, will you find a way through the dark? A record for the very few of us who truly embrace the desire to break from the cosmic prison".
Boris with Merzbow: Rolling Stone Premieres "Heavy Rain" and "Goloka Pt. 2" from forthcoming Gensho Collaboration
Boris with Merzbow today offer up a first-time premiere a two new tunes from their forthcoming collaborative release, Gensho, set for unveiling March 18th via Relapse Records. Both artists' contributions to the album are intended to be played simultaneously, and you can now stream Boris' "Heavy Rain" alongside Merzbow's "Goloka Pt. 2" via Rolling Stone at THIS LOCATION. The tracks are also available for streaming separately.
Named after the Japanese word for "phenomenon", Gensho is a unique release featuring over one-hundred-fifty minutes of new music spread across two CDs and four LPs (available as two separate double LP sets or a deluxe 4xLP edition). The BORIS songs are percussion-less reinventions of classic tracks from the band's storied catalog, while Merzbow's songs are entirely new compositions.
Boris will also be performing live at Levitation Fest in Austin, Texas this coming April. More info on upcoming live dates coming soon.
4/29 - 5/01/2016 Levitation Fest - Austin, TX
Following the Finnish Metallers parting with their former label on mutual grounds, they decided to take their own path into their own hands and low and behold they have joined PledgeMusic.
You can help fund the band's upcoming album by pledging here:
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Avant-garde metallers Vulture Industries are pleased to announce the premiere of the first song and title track taken from their forthcoming album 'The Tower' as a lyric video. The clip was created by Fabien Laubry based on the artwork of Costin Chioreanu. The video is streaming at the following official locations:
Lords of Metal (Benelux)
Vulture Industries have also unveiled the artwork and tracklist of 'The Tower':
1. The Tower
2. Divine - Appalling
3. The Hound
4. Blood On The Trail
5. The Dead Won't Mind
6. A Knife Between Us
7. The Pulse of Bliss
9. Lost Among Liars
'The Tower' explores dark musical vistas and lyrics within a unique mixture of progressive, experimental, extreme and even foreboding symphonic elements. With a wealth of creativity and the ability to shift gears smoothly in the blink of an eye, Vulture Industries bend, twist, and shape their songs into living entities embodying the width and breadth of human emotion. Comparisons to unique and trail-blazing artists such as Faith No More, Devin Townsend, Enslaved and Nick Cave, only act as starting points to this unique heavy rock band.
'The Tower' will hit the stores on September 27th (October 1st in North America). The third album of the Norwegians was recorded at the Conclave & Earshot Studios in Bergen and produced by Vulture Industries frontman Bjørnar E. Nilsen. The mixing was handled by Enslaved’s Herbrand Larsen and the album was mastered by Jens Bogren at Fascination Street Studios (Opeth, Katatonia, Devin Townsend, Ihsahn, Enslaved). 'The Tower' is available for pre order here.
Vulture Industries are due to hit the road in September for a series of European dates guesting LEPROUS on the first leg of their European Coal Tour. Starting in the band’s home country on September 13th, the tour routing is as follows:
13/9: John Dee, Oslo, Norway
14/9: Tribute, Sandnes, Norway
15/9: Buddy, Drammen, Norway
16/9: Parkbiografen, Skien, Norway
17/9: Musikken Hus, Gothenburg, Sweden
18/9: Debaser, Stockholm, Sweden
20/9: Nosturi, Helsinki, Finland
21/9: A2/Sputnik, St Petersburg, Russia
22/9: Tapper Club, Tallinn, Estonia
24/9: TBC, Gdansk, Poland
25/9: Progresja, Warsaw, Poland
26/9: Kwadrat, Kracow, Poland
27/9: Alte Zuckerfabrik, Rostock, Germany
28/9: Beta, Copenhagen, Denmark
Before embarking on the tour, Vulture Industries will be in Alba Iulia, Romania on August 17th for a special show at the Dark Bombastic Evening event, where they will share the stage with the Happy Gorilla Dance Company.
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