Blood Harvest Records has set September 27th as the international release date for a brand-new EP from Nex Carnis, Black Eternity, on 7" vinyl format.
Hailing from Iran and with an album and demo to their name, Nex Carnis are a steadily rising force, wisely parcelling out their releases - Black Eternity makes three total since 2012 - and delivering quality over quantity every step of the way. This new two-song 7" is no different, and shows that Nex Carnis are effortlessly making their Metal of Death craft that much more powerful and provocative. Utterly dark and disgusting, hammering and dizzying in equal measure, Black Eternity indeed sounds much like its title and suitably drags the listener down into labyrinth after labyrinth of untold horror. And yet, for however vile 'n' virulent the band's brand of death metal may be, there's a strangely hummable magic to it that further elevates Nex Carnis' classicism. Behold Black Eternity and begin drowning in DEATH! Drums on this EP were recorded by Alvaro Sequeida (Occidens, Melektaus, Godagainst).
Pre-order info can be found HERE at Blood Harvest's Bandcamp and also HERE.
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.”
Plague 9's EP Mr Ass is out now! The Australian traditional heavy metal newcomers from Adelaide have just released their debut EP. Mr Ass is a good mix of thrash and more traditional style heavy metal riffs. Drawing influence from bands such as Metallica, Megadeth, Pantera, Iron Maiden and also Jeff Loomis, Marco Sfogli and Andy James... there is sure to be something for every headbanging metal junkie.
"Each track is riddled with savage & catchy riffs and filled out with blazing solos." Hysteria Mag
The EP's artwork was created by Dusan Markovic who has worked with bands like Dragony, Mystic Prophecy, Dragonheart..
Formed by rhythm guitarist/singer Devon Smith and bassist John Hopf in 2017, Plague 9 recorded their first song Stuck in Hell for the release on the Metal United Down Under Vol 1 compilation. Since then lead guitarist David Hone has jumped on board bringing his very unique playing style and blistering speed taking the songs into a new dimension.
Plague 9 are:
John Hopf - Bass guitar
David Hone - Lead guitar
Devon Smith - Rhythm guitar/vocals
Kon Tsacos - Drums
MR ASS is available on their Bandcamp page.
Italian renaissance metallers Temptress stream the entirety of their debut EP, The Orb, at the New Wave of Traditional Heavy Metal (NWOTHM) YouTube channel. Set for international release on July 8th via Dying Victims Productions on 7" vinyl format, hear Temptress's The Orb in its entirety exclusively HERE.
Although a brand-new entity, Temptress are a veritable blast from the past. Moodily melodic and draped in the cloak of night, Temptress create effortlessly cruising mid-tempo heavy metal of a most early '80s vintage. Even down to their production style, the power-trio have this style down COLD, and it emits a nostalgic fire that's somehow fresh across these two equally strong tracks. A new twist on the old NWOBHM comes courtesy of Italy - gaze deeply into Temptress' The Orb!
Polish Melodic Black / Death Metallers Devilish Impressions sign to Non Serviam Records; new EP "Postmortem Whispering Crows" out Autumn 2019
Polish melodic black / death metallers Devilish Impressions have inked a deal with Non Serviam Records.
Ricardo Gelok, Non Serviam Records’ boss comments: “The first time I heard of Devilish Impressions, they impressed me a lot. Their music is exactly what we like to hear at Non Serviam Records and we knew we had to sign the band and release their new music.”
Devilish Impressions’s frontman Quazarre adds: “Non Serviam sounds like a perfect motto to what we carry as the message behind the band's activities. A torch of freedom held up, as crows flying high... ‘Postmortem Whispering Crows’ EP coming soon on Non Serviam Records!”
"Postmortem Whispering Crows" EP is the follow up to their critically acclaimed 4th studio album “The I”. Stay tuned for more details in the upcoming weeks.
9-Piece melodic metal combo Gjöll are glad to announce that they have signed a deal with WormHoleDeath for the release of their EP "Residual".
"Residual" will be out on 10 July 2019 via Wormholedeath / The Orchard / Wormholedeath USA.
Gjöll are a 9-piece melodic metal band, fronted by clean vocalist Julia and death vocalist Tuhka, who is a founding member. Named after the river that flows near the gate to the underworld in Norse mythology, it comes as no surprise that Tuhka is heavily influenced by Scandinavian metal, which he tries to incorporate into the band's overall sound.
Following on from their debut release "Prologue" and drastic line-up change in 2016, the newly revitalized band aims to win over even more new fans with their second EP "Residual". With an array of songwriters in the band, the composition of all the tracks is astoundingly diverse without losing the cohesive Gjöll sound.
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.
Calgary metalcore band Widmore is thrilled to announce the band's forthcoming EP, Hostile. Set to be released on June 28th, 2019, Hostile features lead single " Welcome // The End," and three brand new tracks. For additional information, please visit: www.widmoreband.com.
On the new EP, vocalist Ruel James shares:-
"The apocalyptic soundscape of the record is meant to represent the feeling of loss due to factors out of your control, and the eventual acceptance that the best way to affect change in your own world is to look inward."
Widmore's goal as a collective is to break down all genre barriers, blending the sounds of Metal, R&B, Rock and Hip-Hop in hopes to create a niche sound untouched by previous artists.
An extensive touring schedule, coupled with the band's emotionally captivating music, has helped them quickly cultivate a dedicated fan base. Their commitment to the DIY mentality influences all aspects of the band, from marketing and visual content to their live performances.
Widmore is Jeremy Richardson (vocals), Ruel James (vocals), James Ward (bass/vocals), Eric Dupuis (guitar/vocals), Jordan Howe (guitar/vocals), and Cole Mcinnes (drums).
The band will release their new EP Hostile on June 28th, 2019.
Boston based Alternative Progressive Metal Carpathia has released their hotly anticipated new EP, 1912.
The band states that:-
"1912 the EP is the culmination of three years of growth and hard work, loss and repair once as a band and now, as a family.”
A band is not created solely from a group of people deciding to get into a room and write music together, it's not that simple. Once you've found that 'sound', it becomes impossible to ignore that you're now bound to these songs you find yourself pouring every last drop of blood, sweat, and tears into. You will, quite literally, fight for them. It is with those individuals that make up a truly unique and inspiring band. Carpathia and its members have a history, and it all started with Bobby Drinkwater. As an East Boston, Massachusetts native, Bobby has been consistently involved in music, and in 2016 started a nameless band with long term goals. Bobby keeps the conversations short, but has so much to say behind his instruments. Bobby plays multiple instruments including guitar, violin, piano, and drums. Bobby first found co-member Jason Barsotti to join his new project.
Born and raised in Malden, Massachusetts, Jason first picked up his drum sticks at the age of 10, and his long term practice has lead him to a fast paced, hard hitting sound that resonates. Jason's humble and pleasant personality quickly takes a back-seat when he steps behind his drum-kit. Bobby had continued his search in bandmates close to home when joining forces with Andrew Miller, the two had met and worked together in a previous project back in 2014. Andrew is from Chapel Hill, North Carolina, but has resided in Lynn, Massachusetts since 2013. Throughout Andrew's life he has been surrounded by family and friends who have been hitting stages in music and comedy. It is no wonder that Andrew's charismatic humour filled personality would follow in similar footsteps. Andrew has played guitar long term in a number of bands both in North Carolina, and Massachusetts.
He had transitioned to playing bass in 2013 for a previous project and found his own unique sound in the process. These three musicians had wrote and played music together between 2016 and 2017 as an instrumental band while trailing a number of potential vocalists. Finally, in January 2017, Samantha Alice of North Kingstown, Rhode Island joined as the last vital part of this project. Samantha brought her strong vocal skills and even stronger personality to the group. Samantha's history in singing has taken her from talent competitions to all state choir, and beyond. Samantha was first approached by Bobby after meeting at a local show and sparked an interest in trying out for his new project. It took no time at all for the solidification of this band to come to completion and Carpathia was officially named as such on April 22, of 2017.
Spanish technical death metal masters Wormed are now releasing the brand new track and details of their upcoming EP 'Metaportal'. The EP is set for worldwide release on July 19, 2019. The new sci-fi offering 'Remote Void' is now streaming via the official Season of Mist Youtube Channel at the link below which can be freely spread.
Link: - https://youtu.be/9TwlPMrQYQ8
Wormed commented on the track:
"Entering the Metaportal. A nano technological war has been unleashed in the void to defeat the last sower of human life, Krighsu. In a desperate attempt to help a galactic system in danger, Krighsu must access the vast Metaportal, what he doesn't know yet is the reason for its existence."
Out of respect for drummer G-Calero, who recently passed away, the photo above is the latest of the band.
Space – the final frontier. Yet, when Wormed reach out into the void, the results sounds far more like a dark space opera inhabited by bizarre aliens, genetically and technically evolved meta-humans struggling for power and survival in galactic empires. Now, the nano-technological war has been unleashed in the void to defeat the last sower of human life, Krighsu!
Odd-time signatures, avalanches of breaks and complex rhythmical as well as melodic patterns will excite every aficionado of extreme technicality, while growls down-tuned strings and double-bass assaults will more than satisfy extreme metal connoisseurs. While being outstandingly skilled musicians Wormed are avoiding any self-indulgent show of prowess for its own sake. Instead the five-piece from Madrid clearly lays its emphasis on creating atmospheric songs, which develop and grow along the underlying story.
Originating from Spain's capital Madrid in 1998, Wormed immediately made an impact in the death metal scene with the release of their 'Floating Cadaver in the Monochrome' MCD (1999). Following a promo CD under the title 'Voxel Mitosis' (2001), the first studio album 'Planisphaerium' received high acclaim by critics and fans alike in 2003. In the wake of their debut full-length, the Spanish received invitations to international festival shows and touring around the globe. Wormed performed in Japan alongside Goratory and Vomit Remnants and afterwards hit Europe with Malignancy and Despondency.
A creative hiatus, partly due to line-up changes and filled with re-issues of their previous released as well as the single 'Quasineutrality' (2010) finally ended, when their sophomore album 'Exodromos' came out in 2013. On their third full-length 'Krighsu' (2016), the fast-rising Spanish Sci-Fi tech death prodigies are telling a dystopian cosmic story with lyrics and music joined into an overarching concept. Its intense brutality, dissonant dynamic riffing, and tremendous heaviness combined with an amazing futuristic concept, which introduced the character Krighsu – last human in the cosmos, harvested top reviews and saw Wormed headlining in the US and co-headlining in Europe.
Now Wormed are ready to explore the cosmos even further by entering the 'Metaportal', while climbing to even more mind-blowing musical heights. Prepare to experience the universe in the light and sound of a new aeon dawning!
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