American Extreme Metallers Singularity to release 'Place Of Chains' on October 11th via The Artisan Era
Tempe, Arizona-based technical death metal/symphonic black metal hybrid act Singularity are excited to announce the release of their second full-length, Place of Chains, on October 11th via The Artisan Era. It is the follow up to the group's highly praised 2016 EP, Void Walker, which was preceded by their 2014 self-titled album that put the band on the map. Place of Chains sports eye-popping cover art from Justin Abraham who has created art for Equipoise, Inanimate Existence, Lecherous Nocturne, A Loathing Requiem, Æpoch, and more. Place of Chains was mixed by Inferi and Oubliette guitarist Mike Low, and Mastered by Anagnorisis guitarist Zak Denham.
Since their formation in 2010, Singularity has continually shown themselves to be a forward-thinking act, one with a bold vision built on fusing technical death metal and symphonic black metal together in a myriad of ways. Now in 2019, Singularity's years of hard work and commitment to their craft has paid off with their most accomplished material yet on Place of Chains. Bombastic and brutal, Place of Chains exists as a unique crossover between worlds, in doing so, Singularity has delivered a powerful album that will surely be ranked among as one of 2019's best death metal releases. Further enhancing the quality of Place of Chains is a bevy of high profile guest spots from Inferi guitarist Malcolm Pugh adding further orchestration throughout the album, a song co-written by Equipoise guitarist Nick Padovani plus a guest solo, as well as guest vocals from Arkaik vocalist Jared Christianson and Animus Complex vocalist Jeremy Davis.
The band states that Place of Chains will strongly appeal to fans of Fleshgod Apocalypse, Vale of Pnath, Old Man's Child, Dimmu Borgir, and the first album from Irreversible Mechanism.
*You can listen to an album teaser video for Singularity - Place of Chains HERE
Singularity comments on the release of Place of Chains:-
"Place of Chains is the translation to the song title "Desmoterion" which lyrically illustrates the emotions of being wrongfully imprisoned. Considering that many of the songs on this record lyrically are about enslavement, we felt it was a good over-arching title for the record. We strongly believe that this is the best Singularity record so far. Singularity would also like to thank our guest artists that we had the privilege of having on this record. With every record, we try to further hone in on what the core of Singularity's sound is and what we want to bring to the world of metal."
Stay tuned for more Singularity news, pre-orders, early singles, and more coming soon.
Singularity - Place of Chains Line-up
Jack Fliegler - Guitar, Vocals (ToxicxEternity, ex-Hemoptysis)
Adam King - Bass, Vocals ( Depraved Heretic, ex-live for Arkaik)
Nick Pompliano (RIP) - Keyboards
Nathan Bigelow - Drums (Arkaik, ex-Alterbeast, Solar Impulse)
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Canadian Black Metal crew Arctos are streaming a new track from forthcoming full-length debut album Beyond The Grasp of Mortal Hands, courtesy of Black Metal Promotion YouTube Channel. Look out below!
"The Ancestor's Path" - youtu.be/PwsP96pCPbs
Arctos is the voice of the mountains, the call of the rising wild. Arctos' savage brand of Northern Black Metal is brilliantly captured on the band's full-length debut album, Beyond the Grasp of Mortal Hands, which will be released September 20 on Northern Silence Productions. The album's first single is streaming at this location.
Pre-order Beyond The Grasp of Mortal Hands
Inspired by the Godless wastelands of Northern Alberta as well as the jagged monoliths of the Canadian Rockies, Arctos brings together a unique blend of sounds to craft a form of Black Metal rife with atmosphere and melody. Formed in 2014 by a group of veteran musicians, Arctos is well steeped in musical tradition.
With the 2017 release of their debut EP A Spire Silent, Arctos stepped into the light after almost three years of writing in secret. Arctos was finally unleashed upon the public and laid waste accordingly. After years of successful shows and touring across Western Canada, Arctos continue to set their sights ever higher with the release of Beyond the Grasp of Mortal Hands.
Dan Wilberg (vocals, guitar)
Nick Wilberg (piano)
Josh Needham (drums)
Jeremy Puffer (guitar)
Jacob Maisonneuve (bass)
Brazilian black/death/thrash metal legends Vulcano have signed a two-album record deal and publishing agreement with Mighty Music. The band from São Paulo is currently putting the final touches on their new, 11th studio album, entitled "Eye In Hell", which will be released on LP, CD and digital in early 2020 worldwide on the Danish label. The artwork will be done by Roberto Toderico (Tygers Of Pan Tang, Pestilence, Sinister) and mastering will happen in Medley Studio (Artillery, Thorium, Glenn Hughes), Copenhagen.
Zhema Rodero, guitar player and Vulcano founder, has the following to say about the deal:-
"This is a great opportunity in our career and we are very proud about it. Wait for our new album in the next months. It will be a great push in the direction of the metalheads all over the world. Vulcano is a part of the Brazilian Unholy Trinity (together with Sarcófago and Sepultura). In fact, it was the first of the three bands to release a studio album, back in 1986. Ever since then, the group have released 10 full-length albums, toured the world and kept the South-American extreme metal alive.
Fernando Reis, Mighty Music's international promoter, adds:-
"Vulcano is one of the bands that still holds the torch of extreme metal of the 80's - raw, undisputed, honest. It's an honour and a pleasure to work with these Brazilian brothers and help show the metalheads - old school and new school - how authentic extreme music sounds like".
Zhema Rodero - guitars
Luiz Carlos Louzada - vocals
Carlos Diaz - bass
Gerson Fajardo - guitars
Bruno - drums
Swedish Black Metallers Myronath sign to Non Serviam Records; debut album "Into the Qliphoth" out in Fall 2019
Swedish black metallers Myronath, with the special participation of Lars Broddesson (MARDUK) as session studio and live drummer, are ready to present their debut album to the world. For this special occasion the band have inked a deal with Non Serviam Records.
Ricardo Gelok, Non Serviam Records’ boss comments about the signing:-
“After receiving some demo songs, I was eager to hear more. When the band entered the studio we kept in touch, so I could follow the process of the creation of this new album. After listening to the final recordings I was blown away. I’m proud of our new collaboration and we’re ready to work hard on this new great project.”
“We are proud to announce that Myronath has just signed a contract with Dutch record label - Non Serviam Records for our debut album "Into the Qliphoth". A new chapter has begun now for us with this alliance, and we are all looking forward to work with NSR for future projects! Respect to Ricardo at NSR for believing in Myronath! The journey in the Abyss continues…"
The debut album "Into the Qliphoth”, mixed by Lars Broddesson at Twisting Serpent Studios and mastered by Devo Andersson (Marduk) at Endarker Studio, will be out in fall 2019. Stay tuned for more details in the upcoming weeks.
On October 11th internationally, Saturnal Records is proud to present Aegrus' highly anticipated third album, In Manus Satanus.
Hailing from Kouvola, Aegrus is a Finnish black metal band formed in 2005 by vocalist Darkseer Incuta and guitarist Lux Tenebris to act as a vision about Satanic devotion and mockery against Christianity - a vision that, over the years, has grown deeper and more holistic with its misanthrophic outlook about Lucifer/Satan, with light and darkness acting as a guiding force behind the members' passionate interest towards darkness, occult, self-development, and transcendental knowledge.
Aegrus operated the first ten years of its existence deep in the underground, steadily keeping the black flame growing by forging a series of demos and the Luciferian Engravings in 2011. The pact with Satan finally started to manifest when it gave birth to their debut album, Devotion for the Devil, in 2015, released by France's cult Drakkar Productions. A year later, Finnish label Hammer of Hate released their EP Conjuring the Old Echoes as a celebration of the past decade. This eventually led to the deal with another Finnish label, Saturnal Records, and the bond with Devil grew even stronger as their even-stronger second album, Thy Numinous Darkness, came out in October 2017.
During this time, Aegrus have justly earned a reputation for their powerful live shows and have now morphed into a four-man group, as long-time session live members Serpentifer (drums) and Praestigiator (guitars) joined their ranks. And now, in 2019, the band are prepared to unleash their mightiest Satanic strike with the third album, ominously titled In Manus Satanas. A grand culmination of Aegrus' journey so far, through both fathomless darkness and blinding enlightenment, In Manus Satanas represents an unapologetic statement of pure, cold, and raw Finnish black metal - harsh and hysteric as ever, but never forgetting the burning black fire of majestic melodicism. It's Aegrus at their most immediate and mostly immediately engaging, exuding a catchiness that's unforgettable whilst draping that darkness in an atmosphere recognizably their own.
Traditional Finnish black metal is arguably more prolific - and widely known, quite justifiably - than ever. Still, its fires ever need stoking, and Aegrus have stepped to the forefront, austere torches in hand, with In Manus Satanus.
Italian Black Metallers ShadowThrone sign with Non Serviam Records; new album “Elements’ Blackest Legacy” out Sept 27th 2019
Italian black metal masters, ShadowThrone, have signed to Non Serviam Records.
Blackened metallers ShadowThrone state:-
“We are honoured to begin this brand new cooperation with Non Serviam Records. We have been working diligently for almost one year on this new album and we are sure that this contract will add even more value to it” After listening to the promo of ‘Elements’ Blackest Legacy’ Non Serviam Records were keen to produce the whole album. I think this approach has been really positive because it established a warm welcoming environment of smooth cooperation."
Dutch label’s owner Ricardo Gelok adds:-
“Some time ago we received the promo of ShadowThrone, after just listening a few seconds to the first song, I was eager to hear more. The music has so many layers in it that I had to discover. After hearing the whole album there was only one thing we could do, and that was offering ShadowThrone a record deal. It is a real pleasure to work with the band, they are professional in their music and friendly in communication”.
ShadowThrone will release their sophomore album “Elements’ Blackest Legacy” on September 27th 2019.
“Elements’ Blackest Legacy” is the follow up album to “Demiurge Of Shadow”, released in 2017. More details will be unveiled soon.
Australian Black Metallers Advent Sorrow set release date for new Werewolf album; first track revealed
Werewolf Records, in conspiracy with Hells Headbangers, sets September 27th as the international release date for Advent Sorrow's highly anticipated second album, Kali Yuga Crown, on CD and vinyl LP formats.
One of Australian black metal's best-kept secrets, Advent Sorrow have been in a perpetual state of refinement for a decade now. In 2015, the band released their debut album, As All Light Leaves Her, a haunting 'n' hovering slice of prime DSBM. Since then, Advent Sorrow have been planning a grand rebirth, and it arrives at last with Kali Yuga Crown: a bolder, more muscular iteration of total solitude & inner destruction. As suggested by its cover art and especially its title, Kali Yuga Crown steps forward toward Advent Sorrow at their most Alpha - richer, rougher, more well-rounded, yet exuding an arrogance suitable for their newfound finesse - and a sound that poignantly straddles the epic and remorselessly violent. Truly panoramic, this is black metal that breathes an atmosphere of past, present, and future; no easy, trendy sonic signposts here nor safe digestion for ears weaned in the social media era. Roots to Advent Sorrow's earlier days have surely been planted across Kali Yuga Crown, but the foremost importance is its destination: song titles like "Wolfhook and Weapon," "With Conviction," "Caesar," and most definitely "Death in Magic Antagonism" should say more than enough. And with this record, Advent Sorrow have indeed arrived.
Werewolf Records is a Luciferian metal temple founded in 1998. The wolfish cry from the Carelian battlegrounds, Werewolf Records releases black metal and other dark arts motivated exclusively by theistic Satanist views of the founder Werwolf. In this age when black metal's worth is questionable, idealism and rigour are the exception when they should be the highest law. We uphold the law of the Wolf - the destruction of the weak and the false so that the original vitality of the dark magic art can continue to grow and create the foundations for an empire. Black metal is Will and Power. We deal with material that inspires us on our journey towards our own kingdom - a kingdom that is not yours, but bears a resemblance to the one there could be for you. Now in conspiracy with Hells Headbangers, the temple of Werewolf Records shall wage its war farther and wider than ever, with no spiritual surrender.
In the meantime, hear the new Advent Sorrow track "Verminblood" HERE at Werewolf Records' Bandcamp, where the album can also be pre-ordered.
Season of Mist is proud to announce the signing of new school black metal formation Mora Prokaza. The Belarusian duo are currently in studio writing their brand new album which will be released in 2020 via Season of Mist.
Mora Prokaza comment on the signing:-
"We came here to continue making our music with new powers. Nothing is more important than the continuation of the creation of powerful compositions. Now, with Season of Mist, we are opening a new chapter in our works. Our main joint task is not to betray art and show that in the modern world we all can hear the new black metal and new forms of metal music. "
Not familiar with the work of Mora Prokaza? You can find the somewhat unnerving latest music video for 'Blacker than Black' here!
The band with the cunning name Mora Prokaza was formed back in 2013 by Farmakon (guitars, vocals) and Isvind (drums). Both musicians have a long-term experience of playing many local Belorussian extreme metal bands. The material for the first release “Bringer of Plague” was quickly composed and released in early 2015 and with that, MORA PROKAZA shared Russian stages with bands such as HELL SPIRIT, SUSPERIA, DARKEND, CLAYMORDS, MORIBUND OBLIVION and many others.
In the winter of 2015, two weeks after the release of "Bringer of Plague" (2015), the band supports INQUISITION in St. Petersburg. At the end of April 2015, Isvind leaves Mora Prokaza and furious drummer Hatestorm joins the band commencing the recording of new material. With the addition of Hatestorm, Mora Prokazaopen up new opportunities and the band change their composing approach and sound concept. In May 2015 the musicians present their brand-new EP "My Awakening" shorty followed by a new full-length "Dark Universe" (2016).
Now with Season of Mist by their side, Mora Prokazawill introduce you to something new. The Russians are exploring brand new musical territories which are promised to be "Blacker than Black"!
All hail the unnerving New School Black Metal wave of Mora Prokaza.
Hells Headbangers announces August 30th as the international release date for Synteleia's striking debut album, Ending of the Unknown Path, on CD and vinyl LP formats.
Although a relatively new band, Synteleia breathe the breath of the ancients and maintain an authentically classic Hellenic black metal style. Naturally, the influence of the Greek "Big Three" (Rotting Christ, Varathron, Necromantia) looms large, but also within the Synteleia sound can one detect traces of early Septic Flesh, Thou Art Lord, and Nightfall. Above all, despite being grounded in the early '90s, Synteleia exhibit a vital fire and freshness of approach which makes Ending of the Unknown Path truly timeless.
Synteleia was founded in 2015 by guitarist Drakon Hesperion and vocalist Nyctelios. Being devoted followers of the Greek black metal scene for more than 20 years, they started composing original stuff, heavily influenced by the pioneers of the scene - Rotting Christ, Varathron, Horrified, Necromantia, Thou Art Lord, and more.
With the addition of Septis (bass/keys) and the assistance of Amdusias and Oort (also members of the Greek death metal band Plague), in June 2016, Synteleia entered the studio to record their first demo, Astral Blasphemies. In January 2017, the band made its debut appearance at the Extreme Assault II Festival at Modu club, Athens. In the summer of 2017, followed by a change in line-up, Cronios joined the band as the lead guitarist, and with the assistance of Nick "Yngve" on drums, the band started rehearsing for the Under the Pagan Moon Fest, taking place at Gagarin club, Athens, on November 4th, 2017, together with Kawir and Horn.
The recordings for the debut album, Ending of the Unknown Path, started in December 2017 and went until late summer 2018. During the recordings, Synteleia appeared at the Horns Up III Festival at Trikala and Black Death Holocaust Night at Remedy club, Athens. The band’s latest live performance has been at the Lords of the Void Festival at Temple club, Athens, on October 26th, 2018, with Varathron and Disharmony.
A statement from the band reads: "Synteleia are proud to announce Hells Headbangers Records to be our rightful partner, regarding the release of our debut album. We feel obligated to stay true to our ideals and beliefs, and cooperating with a genuine underground label that fully understands and supports our old-school Hellenic black metal aesthetics, taste, and philosophy feels the best way to repay all those who have entrusted us with their support and confidence. We are honored to be a member of HHR's unholy legions."
Indeed, old-school Hellenic black metal aesthetics are alive and well with Synteleia as they take you to the Ending of the Unknown Path! The next step on that path can be found with the new track "Missioner of Sorrow" HERE at Hells Headbangers' Bandcamp, where the album can be pre-ordered. Continue on that path with the previously revealed "Daemonica Infernalium" HERE at Hells Headbangers' official YouTube channel.
Sri Lankan Black Metallers Serpents Athirst debut new track via No Clean Singing; taken from their new split release
Spawned in 2011, Serpents Athirst manifest warfare, damnation, theistic Satanism and death through their venomous, violent form of black metal. They made their mark in the Asian underground with their demo Prevail, and then gained recognition from different corners of the world with their 2014 EP, titled Heralding Ceremonial Mass Obliteration.
The Sri Lankan terror invoking black metal horde are joined by their compatriots Genocide Shrines and New Zealand’s malignant entities Heresiarch and Trepanation for a deadly four-way split, slated for release on July 26th via CYCLOPEAN EYE PRODUCTIONS. This four-track split, titled Scorn Coalescence, offers one brand new and exclusive number from each unit. These four punishing segments of the split together demonstrate the destructive nature of the human beings by alluding to the absolute of the individual in terms of conquest and survival as well as the futility of the situation in the grander scheme; it's the fulfilment and rejection of "fate" at the same time.
No Clean Singing is exclusively streaming Serpents Athirst's track "Poisoning the Seven", and the band offer the following comment-
"The noble thought of eliminating a reigning parasite is an essence of the reptilian brain. Polished with agony with the will to kill, 'Poisoning the Seven‘ is a concrete decimation anthem eyeing the death of those who are The Pious and The Righteous, The Political and The Correct, The Blinded and the Brainwashed, The Squared and The Circular, The Vague and The Vogue and creating a universe of orchestrated terror by poisoning the Undying transcontinental ray of human lunacy.
"'Scorn Coalescence contains the latest offering by the vile serpent among three other grand decimators of the extreme metal dimension. Carefully Selected and Well Organized, the Coalescent artillery is gunned by the 4 masters of unforgiving colossal decimation brought together by obscure ordinance.
"~The Ordinance of Strike is an endowment."
Stream "Poisoning the Seven" at No Clean Singing RIGHT HERE
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