Deathcore squad Gravemind's EP 'The Deathgate' was released last week and the floodgates have opened - with the completely independent niche--within-niche genre Deathcore record hitting #70 on the ARIA Charts overall, #20 on the Australian Artists Chart and #2 on the Australian Independent AIR Chart. A massive effort for the Melbourne outfit, who have very few of the vinyl record pre-orders they put on pre-order last week as well.
For most of the release week, they sat within the top 5 Metal releases, top 20 Rock releases and top 100 overall in iTunes and number 2 Metal release in Bandcamp.
The release was announced via a viral mystery website - to which they revealed themselves to be the ones behind thedeathgate.com. It was a source of mystery that many media outlets tried to solve - The Music, killyourstereo, Rogue Inc, AAA Backstage, Reddit, Tomatrax, Deathcore Memes and more searched the site from top to bottom for clues, with varying degrees of success.
Early July saw Melbourne Deathcore outfit Gravemind unveil that they were behind mystery website thedeathgate.com. The site countdown eventually revealed that Gravemind were behind the site.
They are heading out on their EP release tour in September, which sees them on a three date jaunt in Brisbane, Melbourne and Launceston that brings along fellow Deathcore crew Blind Oracle for the Brisbane and Melbourne shows.
Punters can look forward to seeing Gravemind on tour, having developed their sound and bone-rattling live show in shows with bands such as Architects, House Vs Hurricane, I Killed the Prom Queen, King Parrot, Hollow World, Iconoclast, A Night in Texas and Justice for the Damned.
Gravemind's EP 'The Deathgate' is out now. Singles 'Anaesthesia' and 'Echo' are available now in iTunes and Spotify and all online retailers.
For more information go to gravemindofficial.com.
Unseen Faith delivers dark and brutal deathcore in an atmospheric universe, and they’re now ready with their debut album “Waver” – a power demonstration with compositions that move from neck breaking breakdowns to exalted musical breathing halts.Their 2nd single from the upcoming full-length is called 'Lost World', and you can listen to it right here:
The title of the album, "Waver", expresses the wavering feeling of being a religious person, who tries to hold on to his faith, in the midst of a modern and hectic society. The belief in something bigger is rarely something which is spoken about, even though most people still relate to it. Unseen Faith's spiritual and religious approach this genre of music is quite unique.
“Waver” will be released on August 25, 2017, through Prime Collective. The release will be followed by a Danish tour and European dates.
German Deathcore squad Necrotted have found a new label. The southern Germans have recently signed a deal with Rising Nemesis Records. Further great news about Necrotted and their plans for the future after their 2014 album "Utopia 2.0." will follow soon. Keep your eyes open!
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Sliptrick Records welcomes Russian group Samadhi Sitaram to it’s roster and are pleased to announce the release date of the bands second album KaliYuga Babalon, a debauched concept album of powerful hardcore tracks wrapped up in a commitment to go beyond the straightforward and strict musical formulas.
KaliYuga Babalon tells the story of an era of moral, ethic and spiritual decay, a time to which all humanity now comes according to the prophecy of the Srimad Bhagavatam 12th chapter scripture. The continuation and consummation of Hypostasis “Creation – Destruction” or the formula I.A.O. [Birth – Death – Renaissance].
KaliYuga Babalon comes hand-in-hand with various video releases which expand upon the concepts and themes contained on the album. The July 14th release date will be for the Digital/Online formats only with the CD coming a little later in the year.
KaliYuga Babalon | Released July 14th, 2017 on Sliptrick Records in Digital/Online format
Samadhi Sitaram is Russian conceptual metal band working on a crest of a wave of such genres as djent, groovecore, deathcore and mathcore. Starting in 2016, the band quickly become known among metal-heads and listeners of the not only the standard music format but also due to the provoking and unusual videos they released. Their debut album CyberHarmony, along with first 3 video clips, garnered excellent feedback from the media and such rock-magazines as Bunker, Atmosfear, OR’Zine, Terroraiser and EQ Journal. In March 2017, the band was one of the headliners of the closing ceremony of the Moscow Horror Movies Festival “Kaplya (Drop)” and reached springs 2017 “TOP-7” on the Russian ROKK-charts.
Samadhi Sitaram are:
Leonid Grushko – Vocals | Sergey Zakharov – Guitar | Alexey Mosin – Bass
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Swiss Deathcore act Life's December will release their new, second album "Fatigue" on October 14th 2016 via Dark Wings. With "Construct" the band already published a first listening taste. Now, another song called "Just Another Error" has been released – you can check it out below.
Swiss Downtempo / Deathcore act Life's December have announced their new album "Fatigue". "Fatigue" is planned to be released via Dark Wings (who already released the album's predecessor "Colder") October 14th, 2016.
Furthermore, with "Construct" you can already listen to a first song taken from "Fatigue". The official video for the song can be watched here.
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'Beast', the new album from Montreal based deathcore pioneers, Despised Icon, was released yesterday via Nuclear Blast Records! To coincide with the band's first release since 2009's 'Day Of Mourning', Despised Icon have released a full band performance of the track 'Inner Demons'.
'Beast' was produced and engineered by former guitarist Yannick St-Amand (Beneath The Massacre, Neuraxis) and mixed / mastered by Andy Sneap (Megadeth, Opeth, Nevermore). Artwork was created by Alexandre Goulet.
For many extreme music fans, it may be hard to remember a time before DESPISED ICON, given the massive influence they’ve subsequently had on the genre. But when the group formed back in 2002 and released 'Consumed by Your Poison' the same year, there was little intersection between the sounds of classic death metal and the brute force of hardcore. But DESPISED ICON were among the first to fully embrace the signatures of the traditional death metal formula combined with a relentless embrace of breakdowns, part of an emerging new sound.
Now DESPISED ICON have returned with their upcoming album entitled 'Beast'. The genre-defining band is fully reawakened, poised to recapture the crown with the monstrous and merciless might of their potent expression. Featuring the men responsible for most of the band’s now classic death metal catalogue, 'Beast' is a vicious commentary on the state of the world and the state of music itself.
Order 'Beast' now:
Limited Edition Gatefold Green Vinyl at the official Nuclear Blast UK store: http://bit.ly/DespisedIconGreen
Limited Edition Vinyl: http://bit.ly/DespisedIconVinyl
Order digitally on iTunes to receive the title-track as an instant grat: http://bit.ly/DespisedIconiTunes
Phoenix, Arizona metal band The World To Come has premiered their music video for their song "Scribe Of Thoth" exclusively through New Fury Media. To view this music video, check out HERE. The song is from the band's recently announced upcoming new album The Cartesian which will be released September 30th, 2016 via Famined Records.
Formed in 2011 by guitarist Shane Griffin, The World to Come is a band formed around the creative idea of exploring the music aesthetic. Creating a sense of ambiance and emotion to accompany the overall ideal of any deathcore band. Starting off amidst the plethora of hardcore music talent within the Phoenix metro area, The World To Come eventually morphed into its own entity. Taking each members unique love for atmospheric music and creating a new blend of heavy hitting, and thought provoking progressive metal.
The Browning could very well be heavy music's answer to the Terminator. Whereas everybody's favourite Arnold Schwarzenegger cyborg hid an exoskeleton under a sheath of skin, the Kansas City quartet—Jonny [vocals, electronics], Cody [drums], Brian [guitar], and Rick [bass]— thinly veil a hard rock edge beneath a casing of skittering electronic dance music, hip-hop grime, metallic brutality, and industrial expanse. That signature style is "back" in a big way on "Isolation", their third full-length album and first for Spinefarm Records.
"Isolation" arrives on June 24 and it's The Browning's most ambitious offering to date.
"Over the course of the last three years, rock music is primarily all I've listened to,” Jonny explains. "I've been ingesting bands like Rammstein, Disturbed, and Three Days Grace. My writing swung towards that. I knew this album was going to have more of a rock vibe. Obviously, there's still metal, but the scope has expanded. The electronics remain a big part of it. Since day one, the whole point was to not only be the heaviest electronic band, but the band with by far the most electronics."
He furthered, "Isolation is by far the best album The Browning has done yet. It has everything I wanted in it and nothing is missing. It shows how the band has progressed and matured since our last release. So I cannot wait for the world to hear it."
CA based metal outfit Carnifex, will release their new album entitled "Slow Death" on August 5 via Nuclear Blast Records. The record was produced and recorded by Carnifex and Mick Kenney (Anaal Nathrakh, Bleeding Through), and co-produced by Jason Suecof (Death Angel, Chelsea Grin, etc. "Slow Death" was mixed by Mark Lewis (The Black Dahlia Murder, Whitechapel, etc) at Audiohammer Studios in Sanford, Florida. Cover art for the album was created by renowned artist and longtime collaborator, Godmachine.
Check out a quick teaser of music and the album artwork here.
"Album number six, over 10 years as a band and we have more fire and passion than ever," comments vocalist Scott Ian Lewis. "This album will reshape our genre and be looked back on as an album that started a new movement for aggressive, dark metal. We're going to show those who love us and those who hate us just how far reaching our ambition is."
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