English dark symphonic metallers Ghosts Of Atlantis release new single and video 'Devil's Dawn'; from the film 'Witch'
From the shadows of Ye Olde England comes the latest single from dark symphonic metal titans Ghosts Of Atlantis, which is also the official single to the supernatural thriller / Horror movie "Witch". Recorded at Devil head studios Suffolk, "Devil's Dawn" depicts a tale of witchcraft, religious ignorance, and humanity's constant struggle to find itself.
Watch the video for "Devil's Dawn" here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vdCNcf48qvU
When speaking of the single and film, Colin Parks (guitar/backing vocals) says: "Witch is a phenomenal film with twists and turns, immaculate and thought provoking script writing, and a cast of superb talent. This film is a real gem, and the single had to be crafted to meet the feel of the Movie. The song itself, is a departure from the usual GOA mythology and sound, but we feel it truly galvanises our projects together, and we are both over the moon with the outcome, and you will be too!!! We are privileged to work with such a bunch of like minded fruit loops, hell bent on bringing meaningful impactful content to all you lot!!!"
Now, get to Devil's Dawn, think wisely, and find that Witch! Pre-save the track via your favourite streaming platform HERE
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Female Dark Metal band Upon Shadows premiere their new track and video called "Light and Shadows" to celebrate their 20th anniversary.
The song combines the raw sound of guitars, bass and fierce vocals with the poetry of the lyrics and the extremely dark atmosphere, emphasized by the keyboards. This single will not be part of the new Upon Shadows album, which is in the process of being recorded and will be released next year. As a curious fact, it should be said that the releases of Upon Shadows are always on the same date, and this is because October 18 is the birthday of Tamara Picardo, leader of the band.
"Light and Shadows" was recorded mostly in Oulu, Finland and the bass in Montevideo, Uruguay. Mixed and mastered by Mika Pohjola at Soundmix recording studio, Oulu, Finland in 2022, and is now available on music platforms.
Tamara Picardo comment about the song:
“For this single we wanted to go for a more raw sound, this decision is based on the concept within "Light and Shadows". It is a song that somehow evokes the spirit of our first albums and at the same time unites it with who we are now. In a way it is "proof" that we are still the same dreamy rebels, that 20 years ago got together to make dark music, and our flame is still furiously alive.
There are no political or philosophical references in this song... I wanted this song to be a bit of fresh air, among so many bad news and constant tragedies. Among so many people trying to convince another of something. This is poetry and extreme metal with all our passion and our blood”.
Watch the official video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zTJOGAwPaYI&ab_channel=UponShadows
While Swedish melodic death metal pioneers At The Gates continue to promote their acclaimed latest studio album, The Nightmare Of Being, they have now checked in after a North American tour as well as an intense run of Summer festivals across Europe and in Japan with the news that founding member and guitarist Anders Björler is returning to the band’s line-up after a handful of years of absence.
At The Gates vocalist Tomas Lindberg Redant comments the news:
“It is with great pleasure we welcome Anders Björler, one of the founding members, back into the band. We are excited to tell you that we are already starting the work on the follow up to The Nightmare of Being, with the same line up that wrote Terminal Spirit Disease, Slaughter of the Soul, and At War with Reality. Anders' first show back in the band will be Damnation Fest in the UK, and he will join us on the European tour together with In Flames later this year. Great times! It really feels like a second rebirth of the band, and we are looking forward to this new chapter!"
Anders Björler added the following comment:
“It feels like coming home for sure. I have been missing the guys of course, but also playing the guitar, writing music and the artistic creativity in general. I've been watching from the side-lines for a number of years, and I've been very proud of what they have created in my absence. I am really looking forward to writing a new album and getting back to playing live shows again."
Tomas Lindberg Redant added the following comment about the upcoming tour with In Flames:
“We are very excited about finally being able to play in front of our European fans in support of our latest album The Nightmare Of Being. This time we will hit the road with our long-time friends In Flames. It’s such a weird fact that we have actually never toured together, although we are from the same town! So this will be a great opportunity to experience “The Gothenburg sound”, and it is awesome to be part of such a strong package. We can't wait to get out there again!”
At The Gates’ latest studio album, The Nightmare Of Being, was released last Summer via Century Media Records and scored impressive chart entries worldwide upon initial release in July as follows: Germany: # 8, Austria: # 18, Switzerland: # 12, Sweden: # 20, Sweden (Physical): # 1, Sweden (Vinyl): # 1, Sweden (Hardrock/Metal): # 2, The Netherlands: # 77, Belgium: # 84, Finland: # 21, Finland (Physical): # 5, UK (Rock): # 3, USA (Current Hard Music Albums): #1, USA (Current Rock Albums): #4, USA (Current Album Sales): #14. USA (Album Sales): #28.
AT THE GATES - 'Garden of Cyrus'
Tomas Lindberg Redant - Vocals
Martin Larsson - Guitars
Anders Björler - Guitars
Adrian Erlandsson - Drums
Jonas Björler - Bass
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Las Vegas, NV based, dark rock / pop / industrial artist Rue Vox has teamed up with Butcher Babies frontwoman Heidi Shephard on her vicious new single, "Bitch Don't Come For Me"! With the music video produced and directed by Shane O'Neal, and cinematography by Deed Debruno, "Bitch Don't Come For Me" was produced by Brian Steele Medina (Gemini Syndrome) and features Henry Flury (Butcher Babies) on guitar.
"It’s an empowering track and anti-shaming (fat shaming, slut shaming, etc..) and actually turns into a dis-track in the bridge where Heidi ALMOST name drops a certain well known artist that she has had this kind of experience with in the past. I wanted the video to be along the lines of the movie 'Death Becomes Her' where we’re some hot girls getting ready for a night out but all of a sudden our bodies start falling apart and we’re just “hot ghouls” by the end of it. The video features myself, Heidi Shepherd (Butcher Babies) and Shannon Gunz (DJ from Octane on Sirius xm)."
Finnish dark metallers Mustan Kuun Lapset reveal details of their "Suruntuoja" expanded 20th-anniversary reissue
Finnish legendary dark metal band Mustan Kuun Lapset is set to release remastered 20th-anniversary edition with bonus tracks on their Suruntuoja album. The release date is on June 10th 2022 and it's out via Inverse Records. The album is remastered by Teemu Liekkala and it includes some live tracks from 2016 and rehearsal demos from early 00's.
The booklet of upcoming CD version includes a chronicle of phases of album production written by music journalist Natalie Humphries. The album is also released first time on digital streaming services and as a preview the single "Toisten laskettua seppeleet" is unleashed now.
Track list / ISRC:
1. Ajaton (FI3FC2241901)
2. Seremonia (FI3FC2241902)
3. Suruntuoja (FI3FC2241903)
4. Ennen unta (FI3FC2241904)
5. Köysi (FI3FC2241905)
6. Sodoman ilmestys (FI3FC2241906)
7. Toisten laskettua seppeleet (FI3FC2241907)
8. Taivaan takana (FI3FC2241908)
9. Suruntuoja live 2016 (FI3FC2241909)
10. Sodoman ilmestys live 2016 (FI3FC2241910)
11. Seremonia rehearsal tape 2000 (FI3FC2241911)
12. Köysi rehearsal tape 2000 (FI3FC2241912)
13. Ajaton rehearsal tape 2000 (FI3FC2241913)
Listen to the single on streaming services: https://push.fm/fl/pm836zfh
CD pre-order now available on Bandcamp.
KATHAROS XIII‘s new album will be titled “Chthonian Transmissions” and released in collaboration with Loud Rage Music on jewel-case CD format and collectors edition picture Digipak disc this May 23rd. Pre-orders are now open here: https://loudragemusic.bandcamp.com/album/katharos-xiii-chthonian-transmissions
Two years after the release of their sensational "Palindrome" album, Timisoara, Romania based Katharos XIII announce the release of their fourth opus this Spring, a new collaboration with Loud Rage Music. The first single Neurastenia is now online below.
Emilian Matlak, the band's founding member, spoke about the new single and album:
"Neurastenia was filmed and directed by Alexandru Das and represents only a frame of a certain piece of emotion transmitted to us in a universal frequency by a group of dead cosmonauts from the future.
They still float through the cosmos and send signals with life experiences, hopes, tragedies as a part of a chthonian collective conscience. In this case the first transmission - Neurastenia - is about seclusion, alienation, spleen feelings and the difficulty of finding a daily reason for existence. The new album will encapsulate six different dreams delivered from the times when the itinerant cosmonauts had a telluric existence. We like the words of Kurt Vonnegut and the imagery of Andrei Tarkovski, so we tried to embed this in our aesthetics and in every word or expression to resonate with our own personal philosophy."
More details about the concept, recording process and the release date of the full-length will follow in the near future.
Hailing from Poland, transgressive dark rock / metal band Asgaard are glad to announce the signing with Wormholedeath for their new album "What if…" due for release in 2022.
"Ladies and gents, we’re proud to announce that we’ve teamed up with Szataniec and Wormholedeath for the release of Asgaard’s newest, 7th full-length record titled “What if…”. While Szataniec is taking care of the album’s physical formats, Wormholdeath will be marketing the album worldwide and will handle its digital release via The Orchard Inc. / Sony Music Ent.
We are so much looking forward to working with both labels on the release of "What if..." album. It's been a really loooong, bumpy road not only for all of us in the band but also for all the people engaged into this project in this way or another, and despite the fact that we've been forced to keep on postponing many issues related with this new record, we are truly happy to be able to finally see the light at the end of the tunnel. We can't wait to bring it up to you!"
Carlo / WHD statement:
“I am proud to be able to work with such a cult band with long term experience and career. Since the release of their beautiful album "Stairs to nowhere" the band has been working hard for their epic comeback. Here we are with this new masterpiece ready for release via Wormholedeath
(Digital) and available in other formats thanx to our collegues at Szataniec Records. Publishing will be handled by Wormholedeath via Warner Chappell Music as usual. We can't wait to spread their music all over the world working with this amazing team."
Metamorphosis, constant evolution and stylistic unpredictability – amalgamation of these three phrases has become signature quality of Asgaard’s body of work. The band exists and has been present in the scene for 25 years. Due to bold and widely controversial records the band is often considered as one of the most visionary in Poland’s entire gothic / rock / metal genre.
“What if…” is the brand new, seventh album in the band’s career and a follow-up to a critically acclaimed “Stairs To Nowhere”. This time around, Asgaard reinvents its formula and the album is the first ever of their releases to feature more rock-oriented sound, rather that straight-up metal one. “What if…” is the very first record in band’s discography with songs composed in more traditional way, full of beautiful melodies and grand, epic choruses.
Band enters another novel territory – two out of eight songs on the album are sung in Polish, which language native to the members of the group. Additionally, Asgaard included stylistic features of the broad genre of electronic music in the intricately structured new songs. New album still retains characteristic sense of romance and nostalgia, present in the band’s outputs since the beginning. Such emotional load brings to mind bands like Katatonia, Amorphis, Moonspell, Opeth, Anathema. “What if…” is a triumphant return of Poland’s rock / metal avant-garde.
Israeli dark rock / metal band Fatum Aeternum released a few weeks ago their first single "Spiders", taken from their upcoming album “Goth’n’Jazz”.
You can listen at this location: https://open.spotify.com/album/7sR6E28rGtqhp283VbZamA
For fans of Diablo Swing Orchestra, Primus, Charles Mingus, Sleepytime Gorilla Museum
Spiders was recorded/mixed/mastered in A.G. Studio (Tel Aviv, Israel) by Alex Zvulun, who previously worked with such known Israeli bands like The Fading and Desert
Israeli dark rock / metal band Fatum Aeternum have released their first single "Spiders", taken from their upcoming album “Goth’n’Jazz”.
You can listen at this location: https://open.spotify.com/album/7sR6E28rGtqhp283VbZamA
For fans of Diablo Swing Orchestra, Primus, Charles Mingus, Sleepytime Gorilla Museum. "Spiders" was recorded / mixed / mastered in A.G. Studio (Tel Aviv, Israel) by Alex Zvulun, who previously worked with such known Israeli bands like The Fading and DesertFollow:
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