Thrash / Death metal band Hell: on from Ukraine has released the "Spreading Chaos" track, which will be the forerunner of the upcoming split EP "A Glimpse Beyond".
Watch / listen here:- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Nh8LT2yCg4
The release of the split EP is scheduled for October 2019. Right before mini-tour, which will cover one Polish and three German cities. In Ukraine, new material performed by Hell: on can be heard live in September: the band will become a special guest of the Kyiv and Kharkiv concerts of Rotting Christ (GR)
German Death Metal act Necrotted has recently announced a new EP for October. Now the band has released a live video for the title track „Die For Something Worthwile“. The clip can be watched here: https://youtu.be/EZ7AudiK0Ug
"Die For Something Worthwile“ will be released on October 11th, 2019 via Rising Nemesis Records and will contain four new songs. The EP was produced by Kai Bigler and Benjamin Stelzer from Parasite Inc.
Poland's Devilish Impressions unleash new single and lyric video “Interregnvm”. "Postmortem Whispering Crows" EP details revealed. Pre-order now
Polish melodic black / death metal outfit Devilish Impressions recently announced the signing with Non Serviam Records.
Today the band unveils the first single taken from their upcoming release, "Postmortem Whispering Crows" EP, a follow up to their critically acclaimed 4th studio record “The I”.
Watch the lyric video HERE: https://youtu.be/e2-9Tv_Abwg
"Postmortem Whispering Crows" will be released on September 13th 2019. The pre-orders are active now: https://bit.ly/2YKSb4D
Music wise "Postmortem Whispering Crows" simply continues where “The I” left off. Having introduced some rock-like solos on the latest full-length these unreleased tracks seem to be characterized by even more open approach to the genre. "Postmortem Whispering Crows" is an epic journey across black death metal with the band's own, unique flare to it.
Quazarre (vocals / guitars) comments:-
“One of my all-time greatest inspirations has always been literature of The Young Poland, a modernist period in Polish literature, covering roughly the years between 1890 and 1918. The movement promoted trends of decadence, neo-romanticism, symbolism, catastrophism and impressionism. Having quoted ‘Dzieci Szatana’ (Satans Kinder) by one of the period’s visionary Stanisław Przybyszewski within the lyrics of our “Adventvs” EP, it’s been a logical way for me to immerse both ‘The I’ and ‘Posmortem Whispering Crows’ EP even deeper into the decadent world of other haunted figures associated with the philosophy of their leader. The quoted authors following the period’s concept believed in decadence, an end of all culture, the conflict between humans and their civilization, and the concept of art as the highest value.”
Floridian Symphonic Black/Death Metallers Immanifest sign with The Artisan Era; new album out this year
Tampa, Florida-based symphonic black/death metal project Immanifest is excited to announce their signing to rising extreme metal label, The Artisan Era. Active since 2008, Immanifest immediately made a name for themselves with the 2010 release of their EP, Qliphotic. A well-received effort by fans of symphonic extreme metal all over the globe. After it was released, it was also highly praised by numerous members of influential extreme metal acts including musicians who play in Old Man's Child, Borknager, Deicide, Kamelot, and Malevolent Creation.
Good things come to those who wait, and, Immanifest is gearing up to unleash a new album of their best material yet later in the year that is very much worth the time it's taken it to come to fruition. The Artisan Era excitedly shared that, "We've been fans of their previous work for many years now and we are very excited to work with Immanifest on their coming out this fall!"
Immanifest comments on signing with The Artisan Era:-
"It is with pleasure and honor to announce that we – Immanifest – have signed with the Artisan era. Awakened from stasis, the band is thrilled to be joining the ranks of musicians that have gained such distinction within extreme metal. In the words of our vocalist Eldrik, ‘With combined strength, we shall be unstoppable."
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More than 10000 people signed a petition last year for the authorities to grant Doch Chkae the necessary visa to allow the young Cambodian band to perform at the Wacken Open Air 2018. Despite intense public campaigning and strong political efforts their application was unfortunately turned down in the end.
Yet the band, Swiss social worker Timon Seibel, and the Wacken Open Air endured and their persistence was finally rewarded. Last week, Doch Chkae were informed that their visa application has been approved and the band will be allowed to enter Germany to perform at the Wacken Open Air 2019!
Holger Hübner comments:-
"We are stoked that we will finally be able to welcome Doch Chkae in Wacken this year," says the festival organiser. "We sincerely thank all authorities involved, private individuals, and our crew, who have paved the way for this young Cambodian band to come to Germany. Music and particularly metal is an international language that connects people across all borders, cultures, and religions in friendship."
The band adds:-
"Last year's problems with our visa unfortunately made it impossible for us to come to Germany", Doch Chkae relate happily. "We are all the more pleased to have been invited again and to get the chance to play at the world's biggest metal festival! This is our biggest dream coming true! We are totally thrilled! Thank you, Wacken! Thank you, Germany!"
Doch Chkae translates as "dog life" – in which many of the inhabitants of the big slums in Cambodia are trapped. The three band members grew up in what was once the country's biggest waste dump. According to UNICEF, more than 10,000 children live on and off the streets in Cambodia's capital Phnom Penh alone. The kids catch dogs for restaurants, prostitute themselves, trade in drugs, look for recyclables in garbage or try to survive in other ways.
Theara, Vichey, Pic, and Hing were lucky - three of the homeless kids were not only lodged in an orphanage run by Moms Against Poverty, but their social worker Timon also happened to find the right valve for the angry teenagers: Heavy Metal. After visiting a concert of the deathcore act SLITEN6IX, the original trio quickly formed their own band. Doch Chkae play angry death metal – and are probably the first to use their native language Khmer.
Doch Chkae have become a role model that has long been encouraging other children and young people in Cambodia to use music as a means to gain some control over their lives. The band plays concerts for their community, has founded its own label, and even appeared on television.
Before their show at the Wacken Open Air, DOCH CHKAE will be joined by Lebanese girl band SLAVE TO SIRENS, TRAINWRECK from Bangladesh, and VALLEY OF CHROME from the Philippines to play a warm-up gig at Hamburg's Kaiserkeller under the banner of "United Metal Nations" on July 27th.
The official festival trailer for the Wacken Open Air 2019 can be viewed here:-
Rising death metal monolith Scythe Lore stream the entirety of their striking debut EP, Through the Mausoleums of Man, at Decibel magazine's website. Set for international release on June 21st, hear Scythe Lore's Through the Mausoleums of Man in its entirety exclusively HERE.
Hailing from Germany, Scythe Lore are a death metal band in all its aspects, in every definition. Not for nothing is this power-trio named Scythe Lore: this beast is being hurled into the world with both stealth and mystery. Its first manifestation of dread, darkness, and doom suitably bears the title Through the Mausoleums of Man. As that title suggests, the six-track/20-minute record is a journey which details man's interactions with death and its implications in all corners, all depths and all highs of this realm.
Suffused with sulphur and fury, Scythe Lore thereby use and fuse all elements of death metal - or "Dark Death Metal," as they so proclaim it, with influences/elements from ancient '90s dark metal - sometimes manifesting itself fast, sometimes slow, but always ugly. It's a quick and cavernous listen, righteously rumbling and roiling with excitement and electricity at every turn: get absolutely GUTTED going Through the Mausoleums of Man!
Enter the whole mausoleum exclusively HERE, courtesy of Decibel, North America's only monthly metal magazine.
Malta's death metallers Beheaded posted an advance stream of their new album "Only Death Can Save You", which came out yesterday on Friday, June 14th via Agonia Records. Listen to the record at this link:
Forged from the darkest depths, "Only Death Can Save You" breathes violence and marches fearlessly down its death metal path. Summoning the visceral classic and the caustic edge of later death metal, the new punishing album spreads its aural horror with razor sharp precision.
To explain the title & concept of the new album, the band commented:-
"With 'Only Death Can Save You' our intent was to artistically delve into the deepest, darkest corners of the human psyche and follow a creative path into the obscure frame of mind a person has when facing death, which, is the ultimate most terrifying experience and yet the only ‘salvation’ from life. This is a concept reflected in the lyrics and also captured in the album’s artwork".
On song writing & recordings, they added:-
"Having had a stable line up since the release of our last offering 'Beast Incarnate', also meant that we could work more as a unit this time around with all members giving a much stronger contribution to the song writing. This also includes our drummer Davide Billia who’s responsible for the recording process of the album and this was a key factor in nailing the sound, timbre and tone we wanted to give to this album".
"Only Death Can Save You" was recorded and mixed at Mk2 Recording Studio, run by the band's drummer, Davide Billa. The album was mastered at Hertz Studio in Poland. Cover artwork was painted by Daniel Corcuero (Nekronikon).
Beheaded rolled into life in 1991 with Malta as a backdrop to its caustic roots of death metal. Drawing inspiration from death metal hailing from Europe and the US at that time, and diving head on in the tape trading, zine and snail mail networks, Beheaded furnaced its demo "Souldead" in 1995. With its strong statement and character, both European and worldwide record deals preceded the final cementation of the band as a placeholder in the extreme music scene. With six official releases under its belt, respect was gained through the energetic live set tying its relentlessness to its pure death metal inner sanctum. Several tours and festivals in Europe, US and Asia have channelled this thick skinned aural punishment to crowds all over, bringing more and more devoted followers. Years ahead have taken the tinge of freshened vigour and Beheaded is ready to deliver death metal of the highest calibre. Their last album, "Beast Incarnate", was released in 2017.
- Jewelcase CD,
- Black LP,
- Neon Violet LP,
Frank Calleja - voice
David Cachia - bass
Grech Omar - guitars
Simone Brigo - guitars
Davide Billia - drums
Greek black/death cult Αιμα (Aima) stream the entirety of their highly anticipated debut album, τράγος (Tragos), at heavily trafficked web-portal CVLTNation.com. Set for international release on June 15th via Nuclear War Now! Productions on vinyl LP format, hear Aima's Tragos in its entirety exclusively HERE.
Although it was established in Athens, Greece in 2011, Aima has to this point not garnered a level of attention that is commensurate with the quality of its music. This is almost certainly due to the fact that its recorded output to date has been somewhat sparse, and that it has opted not to play live shows. Additionally, its members have been simultaneously involved in other cults of similarly irreverent purposes, such as Wargoat and Goat Synagogue, whose endeavours have also occupied their attention. With the release of Tragos (“Goat”), however, Aima is poised to make its formidable presence known on a much wider scale.
The Greek moniker Αιμα, or “blood,” appropriately distils the band’s essence into the basic element of life and death. Similarly, and in a practice continued with this album, each of Aima’s previous solo releases, including its 2012 self-titled demo and ensuing 7” EP from 2014, σάρκα (“flesh”), has been branded unassumingly, allowing instead for the recording itself to deliver its potent message in greater splendour.
Since the beginning, and continuing through the aforementioned releases and the more recent 2017 split with Supremative, the goal has been to continue the tradition of black metal first espoused by pioneers like Sarcófago, Beherit, and Blasphemy. Like these bands, Aima has infused a healthy dose of death metal influence into its craft, resulting in a sound that is not unlike that of its fellow Greek contemporaries and long-time NWN! stalwarts Embrace of Thorns. This parallel is also exemplified by the fact that the σάρκα EP was released on Archfiend Devilpig’s own Kill Yourself Productions, which serves as a testament to their mutual admiration.
By Aima’s own admission, Tragos accentuates the death metal element even more so than previous releases. This shift was not made by conscious decision, but instead represents a natural progression in the band’s style. All eight tracks on the album were written in 2017 and 2018, subsequent to the release of the split with Supremative, which lends the recording a notable cohesion in its devastating, monolithic effect. Finally, credit is due to sound engineer Sotiris Laskaris, who was responsible for the production, mixing, and mastering that perfectly enhances this voluminous recording, a feat even more impressive considering it was captured in the band’s rehearsal room.
With Tragos, Aima has clearly established itself as a worthy present-day torch-bearer in the tradition of the most blasphemous of dark arts. Hear all of it for yourself exclusively HERE, courtesy of CVLTNation.com.
US death metallers Masada have released a new single entitled "Stagger", which is presented in the form of a lyric video. With its death metal riffs and aggressive vocals, Masada is firing on all cylinders on this latest track!
Watch the lyric video for "Stagger" at this location: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MjIfDWhPSek&feature=youtu.be
The band has also announced that they will be releasing new singles later this year.
Ukraine's Doom/Death metal band Polynove Pole unveil a song from the upcoming album! Enjoy "Deceptive Reflections" right now:- https://youtu.be/Iu-N3lKOv9Y
Mix and mastering by "Morton Studio" (Kyiv, Ukraine).
Polynove Pole (eng. Wormwood Field) was formed in the fall of 2004 in Lviv, Ukraine.
After the first demo recordings in 2005, the band started to perform at local concerts, and then on rock festivals of western Ukraine and capital city Kyiv. In the beginning of 2008, the first EP “Pure Souls” was officially released, and at the end of the same year a full-length album “On Seven Winds” as well.
Due to active concert activity and selection of musician line-up, the band came to prominence as one of the leading groups of Western Ukraine. New songs of PolynovePole were represented in tribute-albums and collections of Ukrainian rock music. The band’s next EP, “Under the Cold Stone”, was released in 2009 and became the heaviest and the most melodic at that time in the discography.
Since 2010, a long pause has taken place in the history of the band. After taking time off, the band joined forces with new members and resumed work on new material. The band resurgence started in November 2017, with a new release, “On The Edge Of The Abyss”. Re-released on April 2018 by Moon records.
Polynove Pole delivered the record with lyrics that appeared in Ukrainian and English for the first time. At the moment band working on new album, Deceptive Reflections song from the coming album streaming now!
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