Weight Of Emptiness are a death metal band that fuses melodic and progressive elements, whose music uses various styles within extreme metal and together with the lyrics, seek to express emotions and feelings from the depths of the human being.
Originally from Santiago, Chile and formed in 2015, the band has two previous albums, Anfractuous Moments For Redemption (2017) and Conquering The Deep Cycle (2019) which received the “Escuchar” Award as Best Extreme Metal Album. Weight Of Emptiness has toured several countries in Latin America and Europe, giving a powerful and emotional stage show, which never leaves the public indifferent and has earned them recognition as one of the main groups of the style on the continent.
Under the tireless search for new sounds to express emotions, the group will release their third album Withered Paradogma via Sliptrick Records, composed in the lonely and full of uncertainty times of the global pandemic, and comes to show a new direction for Weight Of Emptiness, which will seek to illuminate the deepest darkness of the soul.
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Band links: Official Website | Facebook | Youtube | Instagram | On Sliptrick
Portuguese long-running symphonic death metal band Godiva set February 3rd, 2023 as the international release date for their highly anticipated debut full-length album Hubris!
Debut Single "The Meaning Of Life" will be released on December 5th, stay tuned!
Godiva formed, in 1999 Famalicão, released their first recording as a promotional CD entitled Tales to be Untold (2000). Followed by the EP Traces of Irony (2002) recorded at Rec n'Roll Studios and produced by Rui Danim and Luís Barros (Tarântula). This EP was a significant mark in the band's affirmation on the scene. In 2007, Spiral emerges recorded at Ultrasound Studios and produced by Daniel Cardoso (Anathema) and, like its predecessor, played an important role in the band's consolidation in the Portuguese metal scene, gathering excellent reviews, national and international.
After an interregnum of 11 years, Godiva returns to the stage, debuting their new line-up and sound with a memorable concert at Vagos Metal Fest, accompanied by an orchestra of about 50 musicians and a sold out concert at Hard Rock Café Porto.
This year we were lucky, even with COVID-19 restrictions, enough to give two concerts this summer, both sold out: one in Lisbon, at RCA Club in a special edition of Laurus Nobilis Music Fest and recently on the latest edition of Riverstone Fest.
Brazilian progressive death metallers Abstracted – whose sound blends the blistering technicality of acts such as Obscura and Necrophagist with moments evoking the progressive side of bands such as Opeth and The Faceless – have unveiled a new music video for their song “Wither to Dust” from their latest album, Atma Conflux. The new video can be viewed HERE - https://youtu.be/W_NskdxIlOg
“The ‘Wither to Dust’ video shows a little about Atma Conflux's lore,” explains singer Rosano Matiussi. “We have this story about a man, who is the main character of our album, who after murdering his wife in a fire that he caused (unintentionally) gets into a battle between good and evil. He has the visualization of two tulpas (a being that is created in imagination through spiritual or mental power in Tibetan Buddhism). The tulpas represent good and evil, good being the solar tulpa while bad is represented as the lunar tulpa. They follow him through his mental suffering and guide him through his redemption, where he's comforted by the solar tulpa and gets his retrieval.
We shot the story part at our drummer's house, and the band part at a hall in Cotia, a small city near São Paulo, Brazil. Movilabe was the team that recorded all the scenes, and they put special attention on choosing the correct camera and gear to get the best result for our idea. We hope everyone to enjoys the video and gets more into the Atma Conflux's storyline.”
Abstracted took their name from a song by Swedish melodic death metal greats Scar Symmetry. Influences from other European acts such as Gojira and Edge of Sanity, American bands such as Allegaeon and Between The Buried And Me, and genre giants such as Death and Coroner all formed the basis for the sound that the band explored on their thrilling 2015 debut EP, Ophidian. The group continued to build their name in the years that followed while balancing scholastic pursuits with live appearances on festivals throughout their native country.
Abstracted began working on their debut full-length, Atma Conflux with continued writing, crafting, and producing the record throughout 2019 and 2020. The new album sees the group integrating synthesizers and orchestral keyboards into their already-expansive sound. Previous videos from Atma Conflux were revealed earlier this year including “Between Samsara and Samadhi” https://youtu.be/VU1zTDIFbw4 and “Decree of Sunlight” (featuring guest vocals by Mike Semesky (Raunchy, Interloper)) https://youtu.be/msJX0ZQzeiM
Atma Conflux is available in stores, online or order direct all at www.smarturl.com/abstracted
Lansing, Michigan technical death metallers Recorruptor are back with their new standalone single, "Malediction Upon The Holy" a fiery cut of brutal and frenetic death metal with a bit of something for everyone. The song comes from the band's split EP, Horrendous with fellow Michigan death metal act Redlord which is out now The band has been at work on their upcoming 3rd album, which is tentatively set for release in the summer or fall of 2023.
Recorruptor elaborates on the release of "Malediction Upon The Holy":-
"Malediction Upon the Holy” is the culmination of all the personal and musical growth achieved through two and a half years of great stress and frustrations. Pairing our own stresses as people together with the unnaturally fucked up string of events that have plagued our society in recent years left us with no choice but to harness our inordinate rage and display it in vicious fashion. “Malediction”, and the forthcoming record, is Recorruptor at our most violent.
Lyrically, the single details the hopeful destruction of radicalized religion that plagues this world. In the light of Roe v. Wade being overturned, my personal hatred for the extremist, cultist behavior of radical Christianity grew to a peak. Recorruptor firmly negates the notion that any one person should heed to the imposed oppression that religious fanatics force upon this world on a daily basis."
Formed in 2013, the Lansing, Michigan death metallers in Recorruptor spent many years honing their craft playing live shows before releasing their debut album Bloodmoon in 2017. In 2020, Recorruptor unleashed their well-received sophomore album, The Funeral Corridor. That album saw the band's music evolve from their earlier more straightforward sound toward a multifaceted approach drawing heavily from black metal, brutal death metal, technical death metal, and melodic death metal.
Like many bands, the Covid-19 pandemic slowed things down in the Recorruptor camp, yet since live shows returned in 2021, Recorruptor has resumed melting faces as often as they can. Playing Rust Fest in 2021 & 2021, and performing at OIGS Fest. As well as playing shows alongside notable bands such as Battlecross, Throne, Hath, Cognitive, and opening on the recent Suffocation, Atheist, Contrarian, and Soreption tour.
Recorruptor is strongly recommended for fans of bands the group cites as influences which include Hour of Penance, Cattle Decapitation, Cannibal Corpse, Aborted, The Black Dahlia Murder, Immolation, and Emperor.
Mexican death metallers Grave Of Sacrifice sign with Wormholedeath for their EP Land Of Decay, due for release on November 18th, 2022.
"We wanted since we started to create an album that really speaks for us, all the songs in it are a way to say here we are, the concepts in the lyrics based on personal experiences, dreams, literature, and the composition of the music are a direct result of the passion and influence of great bands from a very vast variety of genres like death, thrash, jazz, groove, and black metal. The idea and the concept are very raw and straight: a statement of wrath to the current society, a scream for the voiceless, the rage of a group of 5 dudes, tired of living in a country with a corrupt and rotten government, an attempt to change things, and to send a message of strength. We are very honoured and happy to start this new experience and to share it with all the people who want to listen to and follow our music. It's a matter of fact that we're very grateful and excited to move forward and to keep creating the music we love for everyone, everywhere."
Grave of Sacrifice was formed in 2021, as a band that offers a powerful sonic attack based on heavy riffs, intense harsh vocals, and a high-speed rhythmic foundation, which together seek to bring a fresh and aggressive perspective to the death metal scene in Mexico.
2022 saw the emergence of the first official video of the band: "Macron", as well as two singles: "Blind Maze" and "Macron", which will be included in the group's first official release, "Land of Decay", a compilation of diverse influences from all the members of the group and which, united in an amalgamation of aural fury, is designed to rock the audience’s foundations to their very core.
“Land of Decay” will be internationally released by Wormholedeath Records on CD and distributed all around the world both physically and digitally by the Italian-based label. Their influences are bands like Decapitated, Lamb of God, Morbid Angel, Cannibal Corpse, Gojira, Suffocation, Beyond Creation, The Faceless, Atheist, Pantera, Metallica, and The Haunted, among others.
Australian blackened thrash / death metallers Idle Ruin release single / lyric video for "Delta Hexatoxin"
Brisbane blackened thrash / death metal act Idle Ruin have dropped a brand new single titled "Delta Hexatoxin". Which was premiered by Metal.de & Heavy Blog Is Heavy. Check out the single on digital platforms and the video here: https://youtu.be/nZUKXLTD7XY. The track comes off an upcoming full-length album which the band have been busy working on through out 2022 with Brendan "Pip" Auld at Black Blood Audio who also recorded their first EP and the split release "Malefactors" with Germany's Boundless Chaos.
On the concept of the song, the band states:
"The song's about the bad apple spoiling the bunch, how one individual's actions can potentially ruin a larger group from the inside out. "Delta Hexatoxin" is the compound within the venom of funnel-web spiders, which can impair one's nervous system once infused."
2022 has been a busy year for Idle Ruin. The Brisbane heavy hitters released a split EP with Germany's Boundless Chaos titled "Malefactors" and performed at Adelaide's New Dead Festival alongside Psycroptic, Lo!, In Malice's Wake and more.
"Now with gigs returning full-time we've been spending October doing a tour of Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney, and a return to Adelaide" comments the band. "It's been great finally getting to play to these crowds who've been calling for us to come and play since we started the band.
As soon as the tour is done, our main priority will be getting the album out."
Idle Ruin was formed by Liam Anthony, who for several years has played drums for numerous Australian thrash and death metal bands (Malakyte, Spektre, Decapitated Mum). While Australia’s live metal scene was halted by the COVID-19 pandemic, Liam made use of the lockdown time to write songs for his own studio project Idle Ruin. In 2021, Idle Ruin evolved into a fully fledged band with guitarist Kaleb Doherty (Feculent, When Death Replaces Life) and bassist Tim Maastricht (Wartooth, Kaustic Attack).
Swedish death metallers Demonical launch "Wrathspawn" music video, taken from the new album "Mass Destroyer", which is out now on Agonia Records. The video features live footage, recorded by Daniel Rathke and Florian Rehn.
"Wrathspawn" is the second music video to be released off the album. It follows "We Conquer The Throne", which can be found here.
Developed in less than two years, "Mass Destroyer" reflects the energy that spawned its creation, and keeps to the Swede's HM2-beaten track, promising a few twists along the way. Adorned in an old fashioned attire from Mark Riddick (Absu, Arsis), "Mass Destroyer" packs a gruesome punch, embodies organic sounding and delivers a truly fiendish experience, registered at Glashuset and Sellnoise Studios with Johan Hjelm and Jonas Arnberg behind the helm. Karl Daniel Liden mixed and mastered the album at Tri-Lamb Studio (Cult of Luna, Bloodbath).
Bahraini death metallers Ryth will release their debut album Deceptor Creator on December 1st. The album will be available on all streaming platforms as well as the Ryth Bandcamp page. Pre-release will be available for purchase on 11th Nov through Amazon Music and iTunes and Bandcamp.
The album was mixed by Hani Taqi at Studio 77 Bahrain and mastered by legendary mastering engineer Alan Douches. The album cover was designed by Lucas Ruggieri!
“This album means everything to us because it represents years of hard work and overcoming the challenges of being an extreme metal band in the Middle East."
'White Portrait' the debut single is out now on all streaming platforms. The lyric video for the single is on the band's YouTube page. The single was released on Sunday, the 16th of October. https://youtu.be/1NWryTL2HAw
Ryth is a 4-piece Metal band from the Middle Eastern Kingdom of Bahrain. The band’s style can be described as blackened death metal with a technical and progressive edge. Their main influences are bands such as Gojira, Dark Fortress, Shining and Opeth. Ryth’s innovative song structures incorporate clean and aggressive vocals with progressive and dynamic elements.
Ryth, were formed in 2008 and have been very active in the Bahrain live metal scene since. However, due to the hardships facing Metal musicians in the Middle East, the band did not record or release any official material for many years. Although Ryth’s first studio recordings will be released in 2022, the band have spent years perfecting their musical skills and forging their own unique and brutal blend of extreme metal.
Follow the band: https://linktr.ee/rythbh
Turkish death / black metal band Serpent of Old have signed with Transcending Obscurity. I've been looking forward to their release most eagerly and this debut showcases a brilliant blend of various styles. Their music could loosely be described as Ulcerate covering The Chasm and it's clear that they're on to something special. You can listen to one of the songs from the album titled 'Ensemble Under The Dark Sun' AT THIS LINK.
The band states:
"We are relieved to be able to finally present to you our debut album. A lot of thought, time and effort were put into this one. It really brings out the fire in each member as it intertwines compositional elements of black metal with structures of death metal that is unique to our breed. Truly a special album for us with a lot behind. That is why we are glad to be a part of this very talented Transcending Obscurity Records roster where the spirit is made flesh and alive."
Serpent of Old will be part of the prestigious upcoming 2023 Transcending Obscurity label sampler along with several new signings.
Season of Mist are proud to announce the signing of Exocrine! The French kings of technical death metal have been kicking in heads since their arise in 2015 and have released their fifth album in 2022.
When you think of death metal filled with flying tempos, technicalities and brutality to the max, Exocrine is your best friend!
Exocrine comment on the signing:
"We can’t say how proud we are and what an honour it is to join Season Of Mist! They have supported so many iconic bands that are part of our influences in many different styles. SoM is the perfect platform for our music, and we can’t wait to work with them and start the composition of our next album! We will stay true to ourselves while innovating and SoM totally puts us in confidence for that and for the future!"
With the release of the the Bordeaux-based group Exocrine's first album 'Unreal Existence' in 2015, the band found their way into the world of technical death metal. The release of 'The Hybrid Suns' in 2022 is their career-defining fifth record, a concept album studying the voyage between life and death, and showcases a jaw-dropping level of musicianship. Continuing to push the boundaries of extremity and precision playing, Exocrine are the bridge between the ferocity of Archspire and Cryptopsy, and the potent progressive leanings of Obscura and Gorod.
The band comments:
"'The Hybrid Suns' is the first titular offering, introducing a new concept with a complex narrative frame to set the tone for the forthcoming album. As usual we have paid particular attention on the technical aspects and the speed, however this time we've pushed harder on the epic side of things to create a more grandiose sound!"
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