Selfmadegod Records presents the eponymous new 7" EP from Polish death metal outfit Icon Of Evil.
With former and current members of Evil, Infekcja, Wojtyla, Creeping Corrupt, Poltergeist, and more in its line-up, Icon Of Evil has delivered their brand of damaging metal since forming in 2011. Drawing comparisons to the likes of Bolt Thrower, Hail Of Bullets, Asphyx, Benediction, and Massacre, the band has issued splits with The Bold And The Beautiful and The Dead Goats in addition to their 2013-released debut album, Syfilis Mentalis.
On their eponymous EP, Icon Of EviL offers two ultra-heavy new songs - "Ojcze Nasz" (Your Father In Heaven) and "Urojony Bóg" (The God Delusion). The band's fluid delivery of their brutal, bone-crushing death metal is focused and precise. The tracks were recorded and mixed in Soundscope Studio by Jarek Wysocki in Wroclaw, Poland.
Icon Of Evil will see release on 7" vinyl and all digital platforms through Selfmadegod on May 1st. Watch for pre-orders and more to post shortly.
ICON OF EVIL:
Kamil Folga - guitars
Paweł Folga (Folgin) - bass
Grzegorz Brzozowski (Grzelo) - drums
Łukasz Małys (Rapidfire) - guitars
Rafał Pietras (Mokry) - vocals
Colombian Death Metallers The Scum release lyric video for new single from forthcoming 'Dead Eyes' EP
Colombian Death Metal masters The Scum have released a lyric video for "No Forgiveness," the second single from the band's forthcoming Dead Eyes EP. This time, the band from Manizales surprises us with a fast and ruthless song that recalls the sounds of pioneers of old school death metal, such as Benediction, Grave, Unleashed, Dismember, and Entombed.
"No Forgiveness" (Lyric Video) - youtu.be/4aOxH-LpnvE
The video was edited by Francisco Henao and Attia Studios in Manizales. The song has a first class production job with the participation of Tomás Skogsberg doing the Mix at Sunlight Studios (Dismember, Carnage, Necrophobic, Grave, Entombed) in Sweden, and mastered by the renowned engineer Andy Classen (Holy Moses, Asphyx, Belphegor, Krisiun, Destruction) at Stage One Studio in Germany.
Dead Eyes will be released May 1 via Wild Noise Productions. The EP was produced in Sunlight Studios by Tomas Skolberg and mastered by Andy Classen at Stage One Studio.
Last month the band released the official video for the title track, which features none other than Dave Ingram of the mighty Benediction. An impressive work directed by Juan Diego Escobar Alzate and Afasia Films, the video, premiered by Slam Worldwide has already 8.000 views on YouTube. Check it out at youtu.be/raJvE8T_Fl4
The Scum is an Old School Death Metal band formed in Manizales, Colombia in 2014 by Santiago de Los Rios, Mauricio Aristizabal and Jose Ospina. In 2015 they released their first work titled Self Destructive Race under the Colombian label Brutalized Records. In 2018 they released their second work called Ashen, after which the band started a promotional tour with international dates in Ecuador, Cali (w/ Destruction) and big festivals as "Festival Ejerock" with Tim Ripper Owens (USA), Strike Master (Mex) and more, as well as "Festival Grita Rock" (w/ The Haunted, Pungent Stench). The band is releasing a new EP titled Dead Eyes through Wild Noise Productions. This single features a collaboration with one of the most iconic guttural voices in classic death metal, Mr. Dave Ingram of Benediction.
Crossfaith are thrilled to announce their brand new EP SPECIES, out on May 22nd through UNFD. The five-track offering features recent single, "Endorphin," as well as today's new track "Digital Parasite."
The opening track "Digital Parasite" sees the band getting "dirty and heavy. I felt an explosion from the song and I knew the lyrics should be aggressive and offensive," starts vocalist Kenta Koie as the band look at "people selling their soul to get fame. We need to be honest to the music, to ourselves and to our audience but some people are happy to start cheating and I don't care for it."
"Playing heavy music is how I feel alive. We want Crossfaith to be the band making music that no one has ever heard before." And from the opening battle cry of "Digital Parasite" through the unifying anthem of "Truth of Insanity" to "Your Song"'s glitching sorrow, their SPECIES EP sees them breaking new ground.
The industrial rave of "Endorphin"is about finding yourself in a world that makes you doubt everything and champions the idea of facing those questions head on while "Truth of Insanity" is a call to arms. "In Japan, there are so many contradictions from the government. There will always be a minority of people who only think about themselves but we can fight. We can think. This song is a trigger to start a war against the world of contradiction."
Crossfaith have a history of working with their peers, Enter Shikari, Beartooth and Ho99o9 have all appeared on previous releases, but there are more new adventures to be had on SPECIES EP'. "None of Your Business"sees them team up with Jin Dogg, a rapper from their home town of Osaka for an explosive meeting of minds. "That song's about straight up anger. So many people are fuelled by jealousy and I know the most important thing is to push forward but those people bother me, so this song is about telling them to shut their fucking mouth. It's very straight forward," he grins. "Plus you can learn Japanese from Jin Dogg's verse."
The closing track on the EP is "Your Song." No, not an Elton John cover but "the most emotional Crossfaith song of all time. It's about the emptiness and sorrow of a time that will not return," whether that's death or the loss of a friendship or a lover. "It's about farewell. I feel sadness but those emotions make me strong and teach me to not take things for granted. It's not a ballad but it is a very beautiful song. I think people will be surprised by it."
And surprising people is exactly what Crossfaith want to do, even after eleven years of making music. "That's the main role of the band," promises Ken. "I hope," he continues before deciding on a more forceful word, "Actually, I believe this EP will set the course for the band for the next ten years. We've already started making more new music. We're not going to stop."
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South American death cult Reptilium will release a new four-song EP April 17 on Slam World Wide.
The Reptile Sect is back with a new set of hierophantic transmissions: Adrenochromacy. This follow-up to 2019’s debut EP Conspiranoic conveys even more information about the truth of worldwide enslavement, abduction, and reveals a new musical aspect of Reptilium’s blistering ufonaut horror.
A true DIY project, Adrenochromacy was recorded, engineered and produced by Reptilium’s Nirah (guitar & vocals) and Cecrops (drums) at Valley of the Death in Quito, Ecuador. Music for the EP was written and recorded by Nirah, with drums, cover art, lyrics and vocals by Cecrops. Mixing and mastering duties were handled by Cody Fuentes at Rapture Recordings, Los Angeles, California.
Reptilium, also known as “The Reptile Sect” is a death cult originated in the depth of South America's cursed mountain ranges, with the goal of establishing a portal for their so called "forbidden truth" to come through.
Canadian Heavy Thrashers Lutharö unveil new single “Wings Of Agony”; taken from upcoming EP due March 27th
Lutharö, from Hamilton, Canada is unleashing their second EP “Wings of Agony” on March 27th and this release promises to be more innovative and imaginative than the last one. Lutharö stepped out of their comfort zone for this recording and they anticipate a solid reception from current and new fans.
Foreshadowing the EP comes a video for the single and the title track. The roller coaster of a song will bring out the worst of your anxiety and your deepest inner peace within six minutes. It is the perfect introduction to the new era of Lutharö that is darker than before, but still melodic and embodies the same amount of energy listeners have come to expect.
Lutharö's lyrics all come from a personal place and they hope that fans will find a connection to the songs. As they state:
“'Wings of Agony' is a song about the never-ending struggle to pursue a passion. In one moment you feel like you are soaring on cloud nine, things are going your way and you exude confidence. Then at the flip of a switch, you enter a moment of darkness where you feel lost and hopeless never knowing when the light at the end of the tunnel will return. This is the never-ending cycle we embrace because we would rather be tortured in the process of pursuing our dreams than to give up on them. We want the fans to be able to relate to the strong message on this album and find empowerment from it.”
Lutharö is suggested for fans of Arch Enemy, Unleash the Archers, and Amon Amarth.
Watch 'Wings of Agony' via its premiere on Metal Injection HERE.
Lutharö hails from Hamilton, Canada and this group of motivated musicians is bringing a fresh take on heavy metal to listeners around the world.
Meticulously blending a range of sounds from death metal to power metal, Lutharö is quality extreme music for all audiences. They formed in 2013 and with furious passion and drive, quickly established themselves at the forefront of the local metal scene.
Vocalist Krista Shipperbottom takes inspiration from everyday life events to create the powerful lyrics which she then belts out to the energetic guitar work performed by Victor Bucur and John Raposo. The powerful low end comes from bassist Chris Pacey and keeping everything together is Duval Gabraiel on drums. The highly streamlined group works collaboratively on each track to ensure a unique and diverse final product.
Over the years, Lutharö has grown into their distinctive sound, emerging with a heavy and dark formula that gets fans moving. In 2018, they released their debut EP “Unleash The Beast” to great reception and are set to follow it up in 2020 with their sophomore release “Wings of Agony”.Catchy riffs, blazing solos and vocals ranging from vicious growls to cleans that will send a chill down your spine, make Lutharö a well-rounded powerhouse of a band that brings beauty, aggression and skill to the genre.
Their unbridled stage domination has been apparent with live gigs alongside Unleash the Archers, Alestorm, and The Agonist. Even with an already impressive resume, Lutharö is just getting started.
"Wings of Agony" is due out March 27, 2020.
On April 17th Danish Viking Metallers Vanir release "10 Years Of Mead And Metal", celebrating a decade of raw Danish Viking power!
Ten years ago in Roskilde Denmark a group of metalheads came together to play some Viking folk metal. It later evolved into Vanir. A lot has happened since then. Both when it comes the band and the band's visual and musical soundscape. While in the process of working on their 6th album, they thought it was important to mark their 10th year of raiding with Vanir!
And to mark this occasion, they have re-recorded three songs from their debut album, "Særimners kød". The goal of the EP is to capture the essence of Vanir's roots and mix them with the sound of what they aim at today as a band. With the heavier sounding Viking metal that Vanir represents today, but with respect for the folk metal roots they came from.
To top it all Vanir have recorded a cover from the Danish minstrel Kim Larsen with the lyrics from the poem of Nordahl Grieg - "Kringsatt av fiender". This poem means a lot too many people and stands for unity in a world that tends to get more and more fragmented.
The critically acclaimed latest album by Vanir, "Allfather", was released last year.
Martin Holmsgaard - vocals
Phillip Kaaber - rhythm guitars
Kirk Backarach - lead guitars
Lars Bundvad - bass
Daniel ‘Luske’ Kronskov - drums
Stefan Dujardin - keys
Australian Thrash / Death crew Thrash Bandicoot release debut EP Milwaukee Cannibal & video of title track
Australian Thrash / Death metal band Thrash Bandicoot have just released their debut EP Milwaukee Cannibal on January 6. The title song is a display of "spine-wrenching thrash metal exploring the mentality of Jeffery Dahmer, the Milwaukee Cannibal", states the band. Milwaukee Cannibal has been produced, engineered, mixed & mastered by Matt Clarke (Daemon Foetal Harvest, Bastardizer, Darker Half). Thrash Bandicoot's debut EP Milwaukee Cannibal is now available for download on their Bandcamp page.
Thrash Bandicoot are:
Jack Insley-Flowers - Bass
Daniel Lever - Vocals & Guitar
Matt Perkins - Lead Guitar
Tim Worley - Drums
Thrash Bandicoot are a 4 piece Thrash / Death metal band hailing from Wollongong, Australia. The band is drawing influences from the likes of Pantera, Testament and Slayer. Forming in 2016, the guys have played up and down the East Coast of Australia, sharing the stage with Australian acts such as Bastardizer, Mason, Hidden Intent, and US thrash titans Lich King.
Produced,engineered, mixed & mastered by Matt Clarke
Drums recorded at Main Street Studios, Fairy Meadow
Album artwork by Eko Gruffyanto
Australian thrash metallers Warrior Within released their second EP In Light Act II on 8 February 2020. The EP follows their first act EP In Darkness Act I. The EP can be ordered via Bandcamp.
The Australian East Coast tour kicked off in their hometown in Brisbane on Saturday 8 February. It was a special show, not only because of the EP launch. It was also the first Metal Battle Australia in Brisbane. After Brisbane, Warrior Within will tour Newcastle, Sydney and Melbourne. In Melbourne Warrior Within join Metal United Down Under and then head back to Brisbane for Brewfest. The tour will end on June 20 at Bangers and Thrash in Sydney. So, stay in the Darkness to catch the show In Light!
Warrior Within are purveyors of good wholesome thrash metal. They do not stick to one topic lyrically but cover social, political and esoteric themes. Guitarist Tass states: "We have persevered through all adversity to release our music. To us Heavy Metal is not just entertainment, its a vehicle to explore a better reality."
Warrior Within are:
Scott Macintyre - Vocals
Tass Hadoulis - Rhythm / Lead Guitar
Apostolis Hadoulis - Bass
Dan Stixx - Drums
Warrior Within are a thrash and speed metal band hailing from the Sunshine Coast in Queensland, Australia. Having been together in one form or another since 1992, the band have since cemented their line up in 2017, and are working hard to unleash their pummelling and vicious brand of metal upon Australia, and the world at large. Comprised of Scott Macintyre on vocals, Dan Stixx on drums and the brother duo of Tass Hadoulis on guitars and Toli Hadoulis on bass, Warrior Within have been brutalising crowds with their energetic live shows all over Queensland, but now have their sites firmly set on conquering Australia, and then the world.
Pre-order your copy of the digital album at Bandcamp here.
Indonesian Atmospheric Black Metal project Pure Wrath drops new single; The Forlorn Soldier EP out in March
Invisible Oranges is currently streaming "Children Of The Homeland" from Indonesian atmospheric / symphonic black metal project Pure Wrath, spearheaded by multi-instrumentalist Januaryo Hardy. The track comes by way of Hardy's impending new EP, The Forlorn Soldier EP, set to drop March 6th via Debemur Morti Productions.
An emotive three-track, near-half-hour exploration of events behind a brutal incident during the '60s genocide in Indonesia where male members of a family were kidnapped and "vanished" by a tyrannical army in the name of "so-called nationalism," The Forlorn Soldier is darker and more expansive than previous works. With its powerful, melodic cascades, impassioned vocals, skilled guest drum work by Yurii Kononov (ex-White Ward), and piano contributions by Dice Midyanti (Victorian), the effort journeys to an all-encompassing realm where mythic dreamscapes meet bloody thematic realism.
Hear Pure Wrath's "Children Of The Homeland," alongside an interview with Hardy, at This location.
Pure Wrath's The Forlorn Soldier will be released worldwide on digipak MCD, 10" MLP, special edition 10" MLP, and digital formats. Find pre ordering options below:
North America: https://debemurmorti.aisamerch.com/band/pure-wrath
Pure Wrath initially began as a primitive black metal solo project in 2014 before Hardy shifted
focus a bit "to be more open and realistic to my real life and family history." In early 2017, Pure Wrath 's Ascetic Eventide was released via Indonesian label, Hitam Kelam Records. The record received an overwhelmingly positive response and sold out in just four months. Throats Productions in Mexico issued the record on vinyl later that year followed by a split release between Pure Wrath and French symphonic black metal project, Onirism, entitled Endless Journey. By 2018, Hardy unveiled his second full length, Sempiternal Wisdom, via a joint collaboration with Hitam Kelam and China's Pest Productions. This year's The Forlorn Soldier EP serves as a thematic bridge from Sempiternal Wisdom to Pure Wrath's as-yet-untitled third opus, to be released via Debemur Morti Productions.
Lusitanian Music sets February 21, 2020 as an international release date for "Possession Done" - a new mini-album from legendary Polish metal band Funeral Cult, featuring three new tracks of uncompromising dark death-doom metal!
After «Korowody cieni» album and despite the turmoil of events with the band, Funeral Cult are working again on new material keeping their dark ambiance but giving their new tracks more death/doom atmosphere. Follow band's Facebook page for upcoming live events. Listen to band's preview and pre-order digipak CD at:
Funeral Cult was formed in 1993 by two friends Przemysław Pawlak (vocals) i Piotr Wilk (guitar). In a short time Karol Arkuszewski (drums) joined the band. They wanted to play severe and slow music which brings aura of sorrow, melancholy and dark. Lyrics were focused on Slavic people, their gods and funeral ceremonies and rites. All that described and shaped Funeral Cult’s soul. Finally Łukasz Jędrzejczyk (guitar) and Korsarz (bass) joined the band.
After few months of rehearsals the band recorded demo tape „In Tristitia Et In Lacrimis” at Radio Lodz – 4 death/doom metal tracks. This put things in motion. The band was interviewed by metal magazines and started to play some live shows. During all the time the band was working on the new stuff for the first full album. And in 1995, at Radio Lodz Studio again, they recorded 5 tracks. 50 minutes of death/doom metal but closer to doom metal from Great Britain represented by early Anathema or My Dying Bride with additional factor of Celtic Frost’s sound from „Into The Pandemonium”. They entitled the album „Korowody Cieni”. And the album was officially issued by Lusitanian Music from Portugal in 1996. In that time the line-up were: Piotr Wilk (guitar), Przemysław Pawlak (vocals), Karol Arkuszewski (drums), Sylwester Wilk (guitar), Paweł Matysiak (keyboards), Korsarz (bass). After „Korowody Cieni” there is one change in the line up, Korsarz leaves the band and Grzegorz Krom (bass) joins them.
In the meantime the band signs a contract with Polish label Millenium Records. They were supposed to record an EP, reissue „Korowody Cieni” and record their next full album. But everything went wrong and Millenium Records withdraws from the contract. Both parties ended in court. The trial lasted two years and the band was not able to do anything according to the contract conditions. This was the beginning of the end of Funeral Cult with their second album entitled „Mystery of Possession” recorded in 1998 and never issued.
In 2006 Karol Arkuszewski (drums) decided to reactivate the band. After 19 years he meets Piotr Wilk (guitar) again. They start to reshape new face of Funeral Cult and compose new tracks with a new millennium fresh approach but with the 90’s soul. Completing the line-up takes one year and Sylwester Wilk (guitar) and Grzegorz Krom (bass) join the band again. After Przemysław Pawlak (vocals) refusal they had to find new vocalist, this place was taken by Jacek Rybak. With this line-up the band starts to play live shows in 2018. They decided to play only two old songs – „The Wonderer” from „Korowody Cieni” and „Bojan’s Song” from „Mystery of Possession”. The rest of the songs are new ones. Before the end of 2018 Paweł Matysiak (keyborads) returns to the band. This was the last factor which let the band to hit with the full strike.
In April 2019 the band recorded three tracks at Heavy Gear Studio and tries to go to the open sea.
They contact Lusitanian Music again. After Portuguese label’s green light the idea of „Possession Done” EP was born...
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