Copenhagen death grind unit Sequestrum (ft. members of Chaotian and Undergang) have unleashed the first single off their forthcoming debut EP, Pickled Preservation. The song, titled "Preserved to Last," is one of the 7 furious offerings of extreme filth (including a cover of Impetigo’s “Dis-Organ-Ized”) found on the EP.
The band comments on the song:-
"'Preserved to Last' feels like a good presentation of what the band is about, having both grimy grinding parts, gory groovy chunks and a more rocking section. We feel it shows the slight diversity of what we try to mix within our death metal and also soaks it in the sludgy vocals expulsions of our three vocalists, in an attempt to make the music stand out a bit more too with the disgusting vocal diversity of our members in charge of those parts."
Decibel Magazine is hosting the exclusive premiere of "Preserved to Last." Stream it now at this location.
The EP was tracked at Mayhem Studios in Copenhagen, Denmark, and was mixed and mastered by J. B. Hviid. The follow-up to the band’s 2021 demo, Pickled Preservation presents a clearer, more refined production, though still horribly soaked in sonic sewage.
Pickled Preservation is set to be released worldwide on January 27 through Extremely Rotten Productions on CD, digital and cassette formats. Pre-order the digital edition at sequestrum.bandcamp.com.
Sequestrum was put into flesh in the second half of 2021, after a year’s planning, composing, and rearranging of songs, trying to work out what music the band wanted to create, that would also differ from the other bands of the members (Chaotian and Undergang). Originally a project created by guitarists Søren and David, the band got completed with the additions of local fiends Andreas on bass and Frederik on drums, and together they wrote and arranged the debut demo The Epitome of Putridity over the next half year after starting to rehearse together as a band. It was decided that all members should be doing vocals, to make the songs sound as full of extremity and variety as possible.
Trying to induce grimy grinding and gory death metal with a bit of rock, Sequestrum is trying to offer a bit of a different approach than widely seen in today's worldwide death metal scene. The debut demo was then recorded by Andreas at his portable Båndsalat Studio, at the band's rehearsal room, and released in time for their debut show in Copenhagen in March 2022. Two months later it was officially released and distributed on CD/MC and as a limited lathe cut 7" through Extremely Rotten Productions.
The band played a few more local shows during 2022 and by Autumn went into local Mayhem Studios and recorded their follow-up EP Pickled Preservation during the middle of October.
Progressive metallers Hollow Hour, hailing from the outskirts of Copenhagen, deliver a curious mixture of heavy, progressive guitars and majestic drum rhythms combined with melodic and catchy choruses. With their modern and distinguishable sound, the young quartet now present their brand new single 'The Canyon' - watch the accompanying music video here:- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UGdWgi1N7Is
“The Canyon' tells a personal story of betrayal. I tried to put into words how much I needed forgiveness in order to process this feeling, which seemed like a never-ending canyon to climb”, vocalist Jonas Larsen explains.
With roots in the small, Danish town Køge, three of the current band members united in 2015, playing club shows and writing demo material under the name Mosaik. With an ambition of solidifying their sound to a broader audience, the quartet changed their name to Hollow Hour. In 2022 the band has been releasing a string of singles while finishing up recording their coming debut EP with producers Claudio Andersen and Chris Kreutzfeldt (CABAL, Møl, Ghost Iris). The new single 'The Canyon' is already available on all streaming services.
Danish power / progressive metallers Royal Hunt are set to release their 16th album 'Dystopia. Part II'
On October 26, 2022, the new and 16th studio album from Danish power-/progressive metal band Royal Hunt, called 'Dystopia. Part II', will be released in Japan and SE Asia through King Records. On October 28, 2022, the album will be released in Europe and North & South America through Northpoint Productions.
Unseen Faith deliver a crushing fusion between deathcore and metalcore at the highest standard, with compositions that naturally move between dark and groovy to exalted atmospheric breathing halts. Armed with heavy guitar riffs, lots of energy and neck-wrecking breakdowns, the quintet is more than ready to make an impression on the world, with what they define as their finest songs yet. Following the latest LP “Evoke”, they now unveil their brand new single 'Deadly Potential', which features a guest performance from Mirza Radonjica of Siamese - watch the accompanying music video below.
“Deadly Potential is about how everyone is a carrier of badness and how one thing can split friends and family into atoms. A call to look inward and scrutinize one's actions. Because if we simply react instinctively and recklessly, what is left in the end?”, the band muses.
The coming singles will force the listeners to take a clear view, or enlighten them as to where the band perceives we as humans or/and society fails—building our empire around ourselves with a desire and thirst for more while forgetting the people we care about. Unseen Faith invite you to take a stand, by bringing new perspectives to the conversation and debate about cultural differences. In a world of opportunities, it is likely to dwell in our small worlds and bury ourselves inside our own fortress. The new singles are produced and mixed by Chris Kreutzfeldt (Cabal, Ghost Iris) at Badcat Studio.
The first single 'Deadly Potential' featuring Siamese, is already available on all streaming services.
Danish orchestral black / death metallers Sinnrs have signed with Sliptrick Records. Where classical and extreme metal both collide, and merge in extreme harmony; Danish duo Sinnrs exude their own form of blackened metal, a sound that proves more brutal than their name, a sound cited in their own worlds, as “pure dark matter”.
Nero and Maestus formed Sinnrs in July 2017, and immediately started conjuring songs for their debut album Profound, launched a year later on the 22nd of July 2018. The 10-track release contains a juxtaposition of punishing guitar riffs and relentless blast beats with symphonic arrangements and soaring vocals is fascinating in the way it highlights the inherent differences and similarities these genres have.
During 2021, Nero and Maestus created the maxi-EP Detrahamus. With their new release, Sinnrs are taking their orchestral and symphonic elements to a new level, while still maintaining their signature dark and atmospheric sound. Detrahamus is set for release via Sliptrick Records in 2022.
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Urban Primate is a modern and intense metal band with the ability and eagerness to implement a variety of elements from hard rock, 90's grunge rock, and heavy metal to deliver a solid and holistic metal experience.
They have signed a licensing deal with Wormholedeath for the reissue of their album Desolation, which will be re-released on July 29th, 2022.
The band speaking about the collaboration with Wormholedeath stated:
"We are very excited to sign with Wormholedeath and a family of very talented bands. This is a group of very skilled and passionate people who loves music and share the same values as us. After many great conversations with the owner Carlo Belotti, we truly believe that Wormholedeath is the right place to develop our music and to form a great partnership for the future. Wormholedeath will release and distribute our album “Desolation” and we are really looking forward to collaborating with WHD"
Urban Primate was first formed in 2010 and consisted at that time of five dedicated members, who wrote and released the band's first album “Urban Primate” in 2010. The album was the band's first touch into the Danish Hardrock scene and made the way for a variety of gigs in Denmark. This first album was heavily inspired by bands such as Filter, Alice in chains, Queens of the Stone Age, Foo fighter, etc. The vocals and melodies always had a huge role in Urban Primates' production and on this first full album, Benjamin Larsen drew references to vocalists like Richard Patrick, Layne Staley, and Chester Bennington. Urban Primate played several venues in Denmark from 2010 to 2012. Over the years the band changed members a few times with only Benjamin, Christian, and Jakob as ongoing members of the group.
In 2011 the band once again went to the studio to record an EP with five tracks. The EP changed the band's focus from a softer hard-rock band to a more crunchy metal sound. The EP was more aggressive, the vocals harder, and the beats faster and more hard-hitting.
In 2012 the band split up and Urban Primate was finally shut down. Yet, in the summer of 2020, the band members felt it was time to revive Urban Primate. In the middle of the worldwide covid-19 pandemic, the band started rehearsals and shortly after released their first single, “My Terror Calling” – a song heavily inspired by 2000’s nu-metal and grunge, after eight years of silence. The band released their 2nd full-length album DESOLATION I 2021. Yet again the band's focus had changed and the style was now even more inspired by the late 90’ies grunge combined with a more modern metal sound. The album was recorded, mixed, and mastered by Nicklas Sonne, Sonne studios, giving the band a deeper and more modern sound to their music.
In march 2022 Urban Primate joined forces with the Italian label WORMHOLEDEATH. A strong and dedicated partnership focused on introducing Urban Primates music worldwide. Urban Primate is at the moment working on new songs for an upcoming album.
Five-piece metal band Sickseed, are gearing up for the release of their debut LP ‘Goregeous’ – a ten track horror movie tribute album, that will bring the listeners into a dark and gloomy place. Today they present their third and final single ‘Facehugged’ - a tribute to Ridley Scott's 'Alien' & James Cameron's 'Aliens', but also to the one and only Bill Paxton. Check out the accompanying lyric video above.
Vocalist Dennis Pedersen muses:-
“'Facehugged' pays homage to the first two installments of the 'Alien' franchise, and was written to honour the memory of the legendary Bill Paxton, may he rest in peace! Ridley Scott made history with Alien in ‘79, and James Cameron took the story of Ellen Louise Ripley and the terrifying Xenomorph to a whole new level with the release of Aliens in ‘86. You would be hard pressed to find a more impactful creature in movie history. With 'Facehugged', we attempted to match the aggressive nature of the Xenomorph by delivering a track that mixes speedy, atmospheric and heavy parts into one chronicle, told from the perspective of a facehugger victim and the horrors that bursts from his chest”,
Since being formed, the band has released their EP ‘The Saints of Hatred’ (2010) and played countless shows on the Danish underground metal scene with bands such as Illdisposed, Nothing Noble, a.o. After over a decade of line-up changes and a hiatus, they are now back and, more than ever, ready to present their new album ‘Goregeous’. The upcoming full-length album has been produced by Tue Madsen and is set to be released on June 10.
The new single 'Facehugged' is already available on all streaming services.
Following the release of their highly anticipated studio album Requiem via Loma Vista Recordings in February, Korn shares a new video for the next single "Worst Is on Its Way". The Craig Bernard and Culley Bunker-directed visual shows the band's high energy performance of the song in greyscale as individual members of the band are decomposed into animated particles with a series of visual effects. The 9-track album features the hit single "Start the Healing," which peaked at #1 on the Active Rock chart, in addition to the previously released tracks "Forgotten," which Rolling Stone described as "explosive" and "Lost In The Grandeur," which dropped as a final taste of Requiem just a few days before the record's release.
Recently described by GQ as "bold and iconoclastic" and released to high acclaim including recent features on the covers of Revolver and King Kong magazines, Requiem is produced by Korn and Chris Collier. Energized by a new creative process free of time constraints, the band was able to do things with Requiem that the past two decades haven't always afforded them, such as taking additional time to experiment together or diligently recording to analogue tape - processes which unearthed newfound sonic dimension and texture in their music.
Additionally, Korn is slated to take their live show across a worldwide run of headline festival and amphitheater tour dates kicking off this summer and running into the fall. The extensive tour begins with a headline performance at Daytona Beach's Welcome To Rockville festival before kicking off EU/UK dates in Amsterdam on May 25th. The tour will see stops in Berlin, London, Stockholm, Budapest and more before returning stateside for dates in Denver, Charlotte, Dallas, Boise and others. Tickets are currently available for purchase HERE.
Watch "Worst Is On Its Way" and listen to Requiem above, see full tour routing, album details and information on the band below and stay tuned for more Korn coming soon.
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Danish modern deathcore band Hanging The Nihilist are ready to present their debut full-length ‘Prophetic Blasphemy’ - an album filled with breakdowns and epic compositions, where each track both brutally and beautifully expresses the tale of divine ambition and hellish betrayal. Make sure to give it a spin!
Official release date is June 3rd.
Danish modern deathcore band Hanging The Nihilist are back and ready to present their debut full-length ‘Prophetic Blasphemy’ - an album filled with breakdowns and epic compositions, where each track both brutally and beautifully expresses the tale of divine ambition and hellish betrayal:
“We are beyond excited to share our debut album with you all: Prophetic Blasphemy tells an epic story of cosmic treason and revenge on a backdrop of some of Europe’s most crushing and frenzied modern deathcore. The album aims to trigger mosh pits and take you on an epic musical and lyrical journey. It is our first release with our new vocalist, Alex, who wrote the story behind the lyrics”, the band muses.
Since being formed in 2016, Hanging The Nihilist has played shows with bands such as Shokran, Imminence, MØL, Cabal, among others. After the release of their EP ‘Crow’, the six-piece debuted at the UK metal scene with their performance at Tech Metal Fest 2019, with headliners Dying Fetus, Monuments and Leprous. The coming debut album marks a new level of ambition and direction for the band, revealing what the hard-hitting six-piece has to offer the world of extreme metal. ‘Prophetic Blasphemy’ has been recorded and produced by renowned sound engineer Chris Kreutzfeldt (CABAL, Unseen Faith, MØL) and is set to be released on June 3rd through Prime Collective.
Danish melodic deathcore band Hanging The Nihilist are gearing up for the release of their debut full-length album ‘Prophetic Blasphemy’, an album with an epic story of cosmic treason and revenge, on a backdrop of some of Europe’s most crushing and frenzied modern deathcore. Today they present the second single '... To the Sound of Madness' - watch the accompanying music video above.
Vocalist Alex Hall Kristensen muses:-
“'...To The Sound of Madness' is a track where we truly combined all our influences - from the frenzied blackened passages to the hard-hitting breakdowns and slams that for sure will make people move. Lyrically, the song explores the remains of the story’s fallen empire, and how it keeps spiralling further into despair even though the evil that influenced its downfall is gone."
Since being formed in 2016, Hanging The Nihilist has played shows with bands such as Shokran, Imminence, MØL, Cabal, among others. After the release of their EP ‘Crow’, the six-piece debuted at the UK metal scene with their performance at TECH METAL FEST 2019, with headliners DYING FETUS, MONUMENTS and LEPROUS. The coming debut album marks a new level of ambition and direction for the band, revealing what the hard-hitting six-piece has to offer the world of extreme metal. ‘Prophetic Blasphemy’ has been recorded and produced by renowned sound engineer Chris Kreutzfeldt (CABAL, Unseen Faith, MØL) and is set to be released on June 3rd through Prime Collective.
The new single '... To the Sound of Madness' is available on all streaming services.
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