Danish Black Metallers Orm release first excerpt from 'Ir'; album nears August release through Indisciplinarian
Danish black metal band Orm recently announced the release of their long awaited second album, Ir ("verdigris"), which will see the light of day on August 30th through Indisciplinarian. Now, the band releases the first album audio excerpt. As the album is comprised of two massive compositions, the new preview showcases five minutes of music from the record's A-side in a filmed live fashion. Preorders for the album's physical formats are now also available.
Orm's second album Ir is an ambitious progressive black metal work consisting of the two compositions "Klippens Lyse Hal" ("The Bright Hall Of The Cliff") and "Bær Solen Ud" ('Carry Out The Sun"), which clock in at twenty-three and twenty-four minutes respectively. The band's guitarist and singer Simon Sonne Andersen produced the album, and the band collectively designed the record's visual side themselves.
Recently, Orm released the first sounds from Ir in an album trailer, but now the band unleashes the first genuine excerpt from the album in the shape of five minutes from the record's side A, "Klippens Lyse Hal." The excerpt is not sound directly from the album though but instead it comes from a recent live session in the Copenhagen based studio Black Tornado, produced by the band itself and filmed by film-makers Bjørn Patterson and Anders Dahl.
Listen and watch as Orm performs an excerpt from Ir's "Klippens Lyse Hal" HERE.
Orm (Danish for "serpent") assumed form in 2015, and in 2017, the band released its first and eponymous album which arose with its mythical tales of man and nature accompanied by a grandiose, melodic yet raw and direct black metal. The next chapter of Orm's history is Ir, where the contrasts are bigger, the complex is more complex, the simple simpler, and the melodies are poignant and contagious. The form is elongated, dynamic, and adventurous, and the musical ambition and performance bears witness to an ensemble void of compromise and led solely by its own flame, wherever it may lead. The album's narration revolves around the impermanence of all things and is a personal reflection on how this aspect is contained within the human drama, religion, and nature.
Ir will be released on vinyl, cassette, and digital formats on August 30th 2019 through Indisciplinarian. The vinyl version is pressed in runs of 400 copies on black vinyl and 100 on white, both with a beautiful gatefold with a booklet, and the cassette version comes in 150 white copies in a slipcase. Both physical versions of the album are now available for pre-ordering via Indisciplinarian webshop HERE.
In connection with the album release, Orm will play a string of Danish shows, among those a release show at Alice in Copenhagen the day before the release. The band has also added two November shows in Aarhus and Odense, and they are among the headliners at the Raise Your Horns Festival on their native island of Bornholm in September. Mainland European shows are currently being booked for early 2020.
ORM Live 2019:
8/29/2019 Alice - København, DK *Ir release show [info]
9/13-14/2019 Raise Your Horns Festival - Rønne, DK [info]
11/01/2019 Headquarters - Aarhus, DK [info]
11/02/2019 Studenterhuset - Odense, DK [info]
Ukraine's most ferocious metal export Jinjer have officially begun work on their highly anticipated third album and follow up to their Napalm Records debut King Of Everything (2016) and their amazing “Micro” EP (2018). Once again teaming up with sound producer Max Morton at Kaska Studio in Kiev, the as of yet untitled album is expected to be released sometime in fall 2019 and promises to be their best and most fierce material to date.
"No rest for the wicked! Together with our long time friend and producer Max Morton, we are pleased to announce that we’ve entered Kaska Studio in Kiev to begin recording our third full album, to be released later this year. Trust us, it’s gonna blow your heads off," says the band.
Hot off the heels of the news that numerous North American dates with special guests The Browning being upgraded to bigger venues and some shows near the sell out point, Jinjer have also announced a full blown European Headline Tour in November/December to coincide with the release of their new album.
Jinjer seem determined to take over the world one country at a time and by any means necessary:-
“Europe! We are coming for you! The time has come to show you the fiercest side of Jinjer ever, with a new album, new songs as well as all our older hits and a few surprises in-between. We know a lot of you have been waiting for us to do a proper headline tour with our own production and that time has finally come! Join us this November/December throughout Europe and the United Kingdom and help us celebrate this new era with a bang!”
Do not miss your chance to see Jinjer somewhere in Europe or North America this year!
JINJER at European Festivals:
14.06.19 UK – Donington Park / Download Festival
15.06.19 ES – Fuengirola / Rock The Coast Festival
18.06.19 SE – Malmoe / KB (w/ Tesseract)
19.06.19 SE – Gävle / Gasklockorna (w/ Tesseract)
20.06.19 SE – Gothenburg / Pustervik (w/ Tesseract)
22.06.19 DE – Essen / Turock (w/ Tesseract)
23.06.19 DE – Karlsruhe / Substage
25.06.19 PL – Krakow / Mystic Festival
27.06.19 FR – Antibes / Festival les Nuits Carrées
29.06.19 DE – Gräfenhainichen / With Full Force
30.06.19 FI – Helsinki / Tuska Festival
02.07.19 AT - Salzburg / Rockhouse (w/ Tesseract)
03.07.19 CH – Aarburg / Musigburg
04.07.19 CH – Monthey / Pont Rouge
05.07.18 FR - Colombier-Saugnieu / Plane’R Fest
06.07.19 DE – Trier / MJC Mergener Hof
09.07.19 DE – Lindau / Club Vaudeville
11.07.19 AT – Wörgl / Komma
12.07.19 HU – Dunaújváros / Rockmaraton
14.07.19 UA – Kiev / Atlas Weekend
19.07.19 UK – Gloucestershire / Amplified Open Air Festival
20.07.19 FI – Laukaa / John Smith Rock Festival
27.07.19 IT – Bolotana / Roc And Bol Metal Festival
02.08.19 DE – Wacken / Wacken Open Air
03.08.19 DE – Köln / RheinRiot Festival - Palladium
06.08.19 DE – Jena / F-Haus
07.08.19 CZ – Josefov / Brutal Assault
08.08.19 PT – Vagos / Vagos Metal Fest
10.08.19 NL – Leeuwarden / Into The Grave
11.08.19 NL – Rotterdam / Baroeg
15.08.19 DE – Aachen / Musikbunker
17.08.19 DE – Hamburg / Elb Riot
21.08.19 DE – Siegburg / Kubana
22.08.19 DE – Würzburg / Posthalle
23.08.19 DE – Wörrstadt / NOAF
24.08.19 DE – Sulingen / Reload Festival
JINJER North American Tour w/ The Browning:
9/7: St Louis, MO @ Fubar
9/8: Oklahoma City, OK @ 89th Street Collective
9/11: San Diego, CA @ Brick By Brick
9/12: Los Angeles, CA @ The Whisky
9/13: Mesa, AZ @ Club Red (MAIN ROOM)
9/15: Denver, CO @ Oriental Theater
9/17: Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater
9/19: Austin, TX @ Come and Take it Live
9/20: Dallas, TX @ GMBQ
9/24: Tampa, FL @ The Orpheum
9/25: West Palm Beach, FL @ Respestable Street
9/26: Orlando, FL @ Soundbar
9/27: Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
9/28: Greenville, SC @ The Firmament
9/29: Baltimore, MD @ Soundstage
10/1: Philadelphia, PA @ Voltage Vounge
10/2: New York, NY @ Gramercy Theater
10/4: New Bedford, MA @ The Vault @ Greasy Luck
10/5: Hampton Beach, NH @ Wally’s
10/6: Montreal, QC @ Astral
10/8: Toronto, ON @ Hard Luck
10/9: Ottawa, ON @ The Brass Monkey
10/10: Rochester, NY @ Montage Music Hall
10/11: Cleveland, OH @ The Winchester
10/12: Cincinnati, OH Riverfront Theater
10/13: Pittsburgh, PA @ Crafthouse
10/15: Indianapolis, IN @ Black Circle
10/16: Angola, IN @ The Eclectic Room
10/18: Columbus, OH @ Al Rosa Villa
10/19: Flint, MI @ Machine Shop
10/20: Grand Rapids, MI @ The Stache @ Interection
10/22: Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge
10/23: Belvedere, IL @ Apollo Theater
10/24: Waterloo, IA @ Spicoli’s
10/25: Iowa City, IA @ Wildwood Smokehouse
10/26: Racine, WI @ Route 20
10/29: Calgary, AB @ Dickens
10/30: Edmonton, AB @ Starlite
10/31: Vancouver, BC @ The Rickshaw Theater
11/1: Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
11/2: Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater
JINJER Headlining Europe:
08.11.19 UA – Kiev / Bingo Club
12.11.19 DE – Dresden / Beatpol
14.11.19 DE – Berlin / Bi Nuu
15.11.19 DK – Copenhagen / Pumpehuset
16.11.19 DE – Hannover /Musikzentrum
19.11.19 LU – Esch-Alzette / Kulturfabrik
20.11.19 DE – Frankfurt / Das Bett
21.11.19 DE – Leipzig / Hellraiser
22.11.19 DE – Annaberg-Buchholz / Alte Brauerei
23.11.19 DE – Köln / Gebäude 9
24.11.19 DE – Bochum / Zeche Bochum
26.11.19 NL – Amsterdam / Q-Factory
27.11.19 NL – Eindhoven / Dynamo
28.11.19 NL – Antwerp / Kavka
29.11.19 UK – London / Heaven
30.11.19 UK – Birmingham / Asylum
01.12.19 UK – Newcastle / Think Tank
03.12.19 UK – Manchester / Rebellion
04.12.19 UK – Bristol / The Exchange
06.12.19 FR – Paris / La Maroquinerie
07.12.19 FR – Annemasse / Château Rouge
08.12.19 FR – Toulouse / Le Rex
10.12.19 ES – Murcia / Garaje
11.12.19 ES – Madrid / Mon
12.12.19 ES – Barcelona / Bóveda
13.12.19 FR – Toulon / Omega Live
14.12.19 IT – Milan / Legend Club
15.12.19 CH – Zürich / Dynamo
16.12.19 DE – München / Backstage Werk
18.12.19 AT – Graz / Dom im Berg
19.12.19 AT – Wien / Szene
20.12.19 HR – Zagreb / KSET
21.12.19 SK - Bratislava / Majestic
Danish Nu Metallers Walking Rumor to release the single 'Do Or Die'; taken from their new album "Symbiosis"
Danish Nu-metal band Walking Rumor have announced the release of their first single ''Do Or Die', taken from their upcoming full length album "Symbiosis"
'Do Or Die' will be released June 1st!
New Zealand Thrashers Alien Weaponry release "Ahi Kā" music video; currently touring North America, European tour this summer
Alien Weaponry have released the music video for their new single, "Ahi Kā", which premiered last week over at Billboard. The song represents the first new material from the New Zealand based metal trio since releasing their 2018 debut album, Tū. Fans can check out the music video for "Ahi Kā" via the link below. The track is also featured on Adult Swim's new, streaming-only compilation record Metal Swim 2.
Alien Weaponry's singer-guitarist Lewis de Jong talks about "Ahi Ka" (Which, like many of the band's songs, is sung in New Zealand's indigenous language of Te Reo Māori):-
"Ahi Kā was inspired by the Auckland city council's decision to burn down what was considered to be the unsightly indigenous Maori village of Okahu Bay in advance of Queen Elizabeth II's 1953 visit. The eviction sparked a 40-year battle for the native Ngati Whatua to reclaim their land, including protests and battles with the police. Amid worldwide criticism, a small portion of the original land was ultimately returned with an apology and some compensation."
Watch "Ahi Ka" HERE
"Ahi Kā" is available for streaming and purchase through Spotify and iTunes (respectively) over HERE!
Fans and music critics alike have applauded the band's approach to unifying Te Reo Māori (the native language of New Zealand) with thrash metal sensibilities; ultimately creating a sound that is driven by emotionally and politically charged conflict while boasting youthful, warrior-like resilience.
Both Lewis and Henry are of Ngati Pikiāo and Ngati Raukawa (Māori tribal) descent, and began their schooling at a kura kaupapa Māori (full immersion Māori language school) where singing waiata (songs) and performing haka were a daily routine. Also ingrained in their early education were stories of New Zealand history told to them by their father, who would also introduce them to the music of Metallica, Rage Against the Machine, Anthrax, Ministry, Red Hot Chili Peppers and many others.
Alien Weaponry was formed in 2010 by brothers Lewis (vocals & guitar) and Henry de Jong (drums), who were 8 and 10 years old at the time. The two would later move to the small town of Waipu in 2012, and went on to meet Ethan Trembath (bass) there in 2013. The de Jong brothers came up with the name Alien Weaponry after watching the film District 9.
Alien Weaponry have also been nominated for "Best International Breakthrough Band" at the 2019 Heavy Music Awards (UK). The event takes place on August 22nd at the O2 Forum Kentish Town in London. Fan voting is now open at https://vote.heavymusicawards.com/ until June 27th.
ALIEN WEAPONRY On Tour:
North American Headlining Tour
11.05.2019 US - Rockingham, NC / Epicenter*
12.05.2019 US - Washington, DC / DC9
13.05.2019 US - Boston, MA / Middle East
15.05.2019 US - New York, NY / Saint Vitus
16.05.2019 CA - Montreal, QC / L'Esco
17.05.2019 CA - Toronto, ON / Velvet Underground
19.05.2019 US - Chicago, IL / Chicago Open Air*
22.05.2019 US - Minneapolis, MN / 7th St Entry
24.05.2019 US - Pryor, OK / Rocklahoma*
26.05.2019 US - Denver, CO / Bluebird Theater
28.05.2019 US - San Francisco, CA / Bottom of the Hill
29.05.2019 US - Los Angeles, CA / The Roxy
TOUR DATES EU
07.06.2019 DE - Berlin / Musik & Frieden
08.06.2019 DE - Frankfurt / Batschkapp
10.06.2019 UK - Cardiff / Fuel Rock Club
11.06.2019 UK - Bristol / The Exchange
12.06.2019 UK - Dublin / Vodoo Lounge
13.06.2019 UK - Glasgow / Audio Glasgow
15.06.2019 UK - Donington / DE74 2RP Castle Donington
16.06.2019 UK - London / The Underground Camden
18.06.2019 LX - Belval / Rockhal
19.06.2019 DE - Köln / Luxor
20.06.2019 DE - Hamburg / Uebel & Gefährlich
21.06.2019 DK - Kobenhavn / Copenhell Festival 2019
23.03.2019 FR - Clisson / Hellfest Open Air 2019
25.06.2019 DE - Saarbrücken / Garage
26.06.2019 DE - Hannover / Capitol
28.06.2019 FI - Helsinki / Tuska Festival 2019
03.07.2019 FR - Paris / Les Etoiles 61 rue du Chateau d´Eu
04.07.2019 FR - Toulouse / Rue Louis Bonin
06.07.2019 ES - Galicia / Resurrection Fest 2019
07.07.2019 PT - Lisbon / RCA Club
09.07.2019 ES - Sevilla / Sala Even
10.07.2019 ES - Madrid / Nasca Music Live
12.07.2019 ES - Barcelona / Sala Boveda
15.07.2019 IT - Milan / Circolo Magnolia
16.07.2019 IT - Padova / Parco Della Musica
20.07.2019 NL - Eindhoven / Dynamo Metalfest 2019
22.07.2019 SL - Tolmin / MetalDays Festival 2019
24.07.2019 HU - Budapest / Dürer Kert
27.07.2019 PL - Warsaw / klub Stodola Batorego
03.08.2019 DE - Stuttgart / Hanns-Matin-Schleyer-halle
06.08.2019 DE - München / Backstage Werk
07.08.2019 DE - Dresden / Alter Schlachthof
08.08.2019 CZ - Josefov / Brutal Assault 2019
10.08.2019 NL - Leewarden / Into The Grave Festival 2019
11.08.2019 BE - Kortrijk / Alcatraz 2019
16.08.2019 AT - Graz / Metal On The Hill Festival 2019
Official Website: www.alienweaponry.com
Once named the saviours of melodic death metal by Metal Hammer, Danish metal hope Aphyxion return with their brand new album Void, which out now on Prime Collective!
Having released two albums to date, followed by more than 100 shows all over Europe in within two years only, and that all at the age of 24, Aphyxion have already left their impressive stamp in nowadays metal scene.
With their blistering mix between modern death metal and melodic metalcore breaking genre borders, the five-piece power unit continues to release an album that elevates the band to a new level. Aphyxion has pushed and perfected their sound even further with songs that will warm the neck muscles, make you loose your voice and press replay again and again. Void presents a more contemporary and alternative songwriting taking big chances by stepping even further away from their death metal heritage. But one of the biggest changes to the sound on Void is the discovery of Jais’ vocal chords. As Aphyxion has evolved away from the death metal sound and more over to a metalcore vibe with death metal growls, the focus on the lyrics has shifted as well. Void is the most personal album Aphyxion has ever written.
Today the band is celebrating the release of Void, which is now available on all digital platforms as well as in CD & Vinyl formats via: www.aphyxion.dk
Stream and download Void HERE!
Void has been produced by Jonas Haagensen and mixed & mastered by Jacob Hansen (Dizzy, Volbeat, Amaranthe). Just recently, the band premiered the following music videos in support of their hotly anticipated record:
While Aphyxion is a renowned live act, already showcased their live talent in support for heavy weights such as Metallica, Soilwork, Soulfly and being nominated for several awards for their previous releases including Gaffa Awards and the Danish Rock Awards, the band will announce several upcoming live dates soon!
On March 29th, Forever Still will unleash their sophomore full-length release 'Breathe In Colours' via Nuclear Blast. Inspired by a dystopian cyberpunk future and the fact that some of the biggest works in that genre, Blade Runner and Akira, are set in 2019, Denmark's high-fliers have adapted a dark musical concept for this record and take a look at the world being on the verge of ecological collapse, while humanity is fleeing into cyberspace to escape the horrors of the real world. After the epic 'Rew1nd', the band now unveils the second single of their upcoming album - their title track 'Breathe In Colours'. The song title and album name was inspired by a memory from Maja's past, as she explains:
"The album title was born from an experience, I had as a young teenager, where I started wearing all black and a friend of my mother’s suggested that I wear more colours. I told her that it’s just an aesthetic preference and she replied that it was okay “as long as I remembered to keep the colours on the inside”. At that time I thought, it was the stupidest thing, I’d ever heard, since wearing black clothes doesn’t automatically mean you’re sad inside. Despite thinking that, her words stuck with me and I was able to have it make sense in a new way much later in life. For this album it’s an affirmation that even though the world sometimes seems cold and grey, there is still colour and kindness to be found, but in order to see it, we first have to find the colours on the inside."
Watch the music video for the haunting track 'Breathe In Colours' here:
Pre-order your physical or digital version of Forever Still's sophomore album now: http://nblast.de/FSBreatheInColours
In case you missed the first videos, make sure to watch them here:
'Rew1nd' music video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=--CQeGZvo9M
Trailer #1 - about the album concept: https://youtu.be/AWdYqvomrXc
Trailer #2 - theremins and rough, electronic sound: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RhboKRULcvc
"Velvet Noise", the debut album for what was to become one of biggest metal exports from Denmark - Raunchy - will be reissued in vinyl for the first time. But it won't be a "regular" reissue. The record was remastered by Henrik West at Medley Studios (Copenhagen) and will be available in orange vinyl, gatefold edition, limited to 500 copies. The release date is April 12th, 2019.
"A completely convincing mixture of Fear Factory, Strapping Young Lad and Machine Head, Denmark's Raunchy are easily the country's best-kept secret and possibly one of the finest European “modern metal” bands I have heard in quite some time".
In 2001, as one can easily understand from Blabbermouth's Borivoj Krgin words, the world went crazy with Raunchy's debut album, "Velvet Noise".
The band comments:-
"We knew that we were something different to the Danish Metal scene back then. We had a much more alternative approach on how we wanted metal music and our music to sound so we knew that we might get “slaughtered” when the reviews would start to tick in. I mean just our brand name Raunchy has no “metal” feel/meaning to it, so that was definitely a thing we knew would be “uphill”.
Also the fact that we pretty much looked like a typical generic band from the Britpop “heydays” of Blur, Suede, Oasis, Radiohead, The Verve etc. was another obstacle - but we couldn’t care less".
Raunchy soon took off, signed a deal with Nuclear Blast and went touring the world. "Velvet Noise", however, was the beginning of it all and will remain as one of the most successful debut albums from a Danish band ever.
Denmark's Forever Still discuss the dystopian concept of 'Breathe In Colours' in first album trailer
After recently presenting the first single off their upcoming album 'Breathe In Colours', out on March 29th via Nuclear Blast, Denmark's high-flyers Forever Still unveil further details about their sophomore full-length release. In this new trailer - once again created by band with their long-established DIY ethic - frontwoman Maja Shining explains why the band developed the concept of a dystopian future for 'Breathe In Colours' and decided to focus the musical content on the problems of the modern world instead of writing songs with a very introspective point of view like they did on their predecessor 'Tied Down'.
Watch the first album trailer here: https://youtu.be/AWdYqvomrXc
On March 29th, the album will be available both physically and digitally. Pre-order your version now: http://nblast.de/FSBreatheInColours
In case you missed the first music video, make sure to watch 'Rew1nd', here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=--CQeGZvo9M
The Interbeing have just dropped their first song since their 2nd album 'Among the Amorphous' was released in July 2017. The new single “Depressor” is an energetic and fierce industrial, pulsating “slap-in-the-face” that shows a new and more sinister face of The Interbeing.
The story about The Interbeing continues, front-singer Dara Corcoran explains:
“'Depressor' is the first song on our new venture. The song follows the main character from our two albums 'Edge of the Obscure' and 'Among the Amorphous'. After finding his true form at the end of 'Among the Amorphous', The Interbeing becomes the necessary Depressor.”
Stream the single here:- https://prime-collective.lnk.to/tE2UOPR
Originated in 2007 The Interbeing has from the beginning won several prizes in their native Denmark. Their debut album from 2011 was acclaimed “Album of the Year” by the biggest Danish music magazine, GAFFA. The album was re-released in Japan, and two tracks were used as a soundtrack in a Japanese game. The second chapter 'Among the Amorphous' from 2017 is an album that lifts the bar in regards of storytelling and songwriting in the world of Technical Metal.
The Interbeing has had the honour to be the main support for massive international names such as Stone Sour (US), Meshuggah (SE) and Parkway Drive (AU), and during the fall 2017 the band toured as main support for Twelve Foot Ninja (AU) through six European countries.
Danish Melodic Metalcore quartet Ivy Crown have released their video single for ‘Lonesome & Cold’. The single is the first track of their highly anticipated debut album ‘Echo’, due to be released on March 29th.
‘Lonesome an Cold’ introduces new vocalist Maria Kjær and the new, darker sound the band has come to represent since their first two singles. ‘The song is about the demons and inner struggles of an addict’, explains Ivy Crown, ‘A battle that is lonesome, cold and makes you feeling trapped within your own mind.’ Moreover, the song features a guest appearance by MØL vocalist Kim Song Sternkopf, giving the song an extra dimension.
Ivy Crown has risen from the ashes of Taras which was a well-known Danish all-female punk rock band, and after releasing two separate singles, ‘Timeout’ and ‘Enemy’ in the summer of 2017, the girls are set to release their debut album in March 2019 through Prime Collective.
Recorded and produced by Chris Kreutzfeldt and with assisting vocal production by Mirza Radonjica-Bang. The album has featuring performances by Kadeem France (Loathe), Jesper Gün (Ghost Iris) and aforementioned Kim Song Sternkopf (MØL) - all talented people who complement the bands vision for the album.
‘Echo’ will be released on March 29th through Prime Collective.
Stream "Lonesome and Cold" here
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