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!
Slovakian black metal vanguad Malokarpatan stream the entirety of their a special new EP Cesta podzemnými sálami Kovovlada at heavily trafficked web-portal NoCleanSinging.com. Set for international release on April 8th via Sun & Moon Records on 7" vinyl format, hear Malokarpatan's Cesta podzemnými sálami Kovovlada in its entirety exclusively HERE.
Simply put, Malokarpatan are Slovakian black metal both at its finest and most adventurous. Since the band's humble beginnings in 2014, the band have swiftly and almost effortlessly built a challenging body of work with two now-cult, critically acclaimed albums. A grass-roots movement if there ever was one, nearly everyone agrees: there's simply no other nowadays black metal band who are so vividly able to straddle staunch traditionalism and boundless adventurousness quite like Malokarpatan.
Ever restless, the maverick quintet return with a special two-song EP, Cesta podzemnými sálami Kovovlada. Originally self-released on digital format, Sun & Moon steps forward to unleash these two brand-new songs on physical format, as they so deserve, which are strictly exclusive to this release and will not appear on a future album. The material here deals with a mythological theme of Kovovlad – master of the underworld and its treasures, who abducts a maiden from the world above to become his bride. This is reflected directly in the music, with the first ambient part painting a psychedelic picture of strange underground halls and the second metal part expressing the darkness of the maiden's fate, left forever to dwell in this world of night.
While Cesta podzemnými sálami Kovovlada comprises two songs, let it be emphasized that this is not just a mere "single" but rather a thematically unified work that should be considered an EP. But, whether long-format or short, Malokarpatan refuse to be shackled in the creativity, and Cesta podzemnými sálami Kovovlada is yet another sterling 'n' stirring chapter in their increasingly bold story.
In the lead-up to its 7" vinyl release next Monday, hear Cesta podzemnými sálami Kovovlada in its entirety exclusively HERE, courtesy of InvisibleOranges.com.
After two digital singles and months of hard work, French eclectic and abstract metallers Abstract Minded released a few weeks ago their debut EP called 'Seven' for limited release on Bandcamp with an official music video illustrating the title-track of the effort.
A 4 tracks EP available right now worldwide on the main legal platforms (iTunes, Spotify, Deezer...) and also up for full-streaming at the same location while the band is currently recordings new stuff for a digital single series coming soon.
Watch the official music video of "Seven" on YouTube | Stream / Buy your digital copy of the SEVEN EP on Bandcamp
Born around the Paris area in 2016 as an "abstract metal band" : "metal" for the violence, the energy, the brutality in their sound / "abstract" for the innovative vision of the songwriting, Abstract Minded wants to play borderless music.
From doom to world-music passing through jazz, funk or experimental djent/progressive metal, the recorded band its first demos between 2016 and 2017 before entering the studio and giving life to a first EP 'Seven', released during winter 2018/2019.
For fans of Periphery, Polyphia Tool, The Fall Of Troy, System Of A Down, Veil Of Maya...
LA death metal cult Crematory Stench stream the entirety of their highly anticipated second EP, Grotesque Deformities, at Revolver magazine's website. Set for international release on February 15th via Blood Harvest Records (distributed & marketed by Regain Records) sets February 15th on cassette tape and 12" vinyl formats, hear Crematory Stench's Grotesque Deformities in its entirety exclusively HERE.
Hailing from Southern California, Crematory Stench formed in 2014 and released their self-titled debut EP two years later. Then a trio, the band's sound was a thrashing take on late '80s death metal, largely nodding to early Death and Pestilence. Now expanded to a quartet and has been a prolific force on the live front, Crematory Stench's attack has but gotten nastier, gnarlier, and creepier. One could argue that with Grotesque Deformities, they have entered the very early '90s, owing as they do to the sounds coming from Sweden then. Either way, it's utterly hellish.
But, on evidence of this new second EP, Crematory Stench are just getting started and will undoubtedly get darker and more disgusting. Jump on their bandwagon now and witness their Grotesque Deformities! Jump fully on that bandwagon exclusively HERE, courtesy of Revolver, North America's premier rock & metal authority. Preorder info for both formats can be found HERE at Blood Harvest's Bandcamp.
Bangalore, India based old school-rooted extreme metal act Aempyrean releases their debut EP, Fireborn, today from Cyclopean Eye Productions. Both Toilet ov Hell and Deaf Forever offered advance streaming of the entire EP prior to the release date.
"This is five tracks of non-stop aggression clocking in at a shameless 23 minutes of unrepentant attitude." — W., Toilet ov Hell
Hear Fireborn AT THIS LOCATION (courtesy of Toilet ov Hell) or AT THIS LOCATION (courtesy of Deaf Forever).
Clawing their way through the Indian underground, Aempyrean blasts forth with a whirlwind of fire and brimstone. The horde was conceptualized in early 2015 by BR (ex-Witchgoat, ex-Culminant) and Ajay N (Dhwesha). Sailesh K and Clint SS joined soon after and Avi S completed the lineup in June 2015. Influenced by '80s and early '90s Thrash and Death Metal processed through early Black metal sensibilities, Aempyrean intend to deliver nothing short of loud, savage and profane metal. They have already earned a strong following in the local underground after playing a few shows in India.
Aempyrean debut EP 'Fireborn' is out world-wide on December 05th, 2018 on CD via Cyclopean Eye Productions. Clocking in at nearly 23 and a half minutes, their EP 'Fireborn' rages with an unholy intensity that is sure to please die-hard fans of classic Morbid Angel, Morbid Scream, Absu, Destroyer 666, Possessed and even Morbid Visions-era Sepultura. Four original creations (including an interlude) and a tribute to Morbid Angel’s legendary track “Chapel of Ghouls” forebode the ominous arrival of Aempyrean in the subterranean domain of extreme metal.
Aempyrean are not here to fuck around, they are here to rip you with all the force of a chainsaw tearing through bone.
OR EMAIL at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Portuguese black metal cult Cinzas streams its debut Demo I at IndyMetalVault.com. Set for international release today via Purodium Rekords on cassette tape format, hear Cinzas' Demo I in its entirety exclusively HERE.
Coming out from the ashes of time and space, Cinzas' Demo I proves that silence, mystery, and knowledge can walk different paths. Deep in this cave has been Mortiferus, who in total isolation and away from the mundane world forged his nature to the primeval genesis source of all wisdom. Achieving this wholeness through minimalism, the left hand of this wandering and ancient soul speaks out its music, remembering the only thing that truly matters: black metal was meant to be raw, cold, and dark as the longest winter nights. Expect nothing more than this, and be sure to embrace these non-pure relentless torments as your feeble flesh burns!
Here's what Mortiferous has to say about Cinzas' origin:
"All music created and recorded by Mortiferus between 2012-2015, while D.O.R. was active. These tracks were taken from a forgotten full album, but since D.O.R. was going to a new path and experiences, Cinzas spawned into this world. Mortiferus salutes the few who still embrace and live by the true black metal values. You know who you are!"
In the meantime, hear Cinzas' Demo I in its entirety exclusively HERE. Order info can be found HERE.
English death metal group Casket Feeder are now streaming the entirety of their critically acclaimed EP "Scalps" via New Noise Magazine. The EP is out now.
Stream the EP Here: https://newnoisemagazine.com/stream-casket-feeder-scalps/
Blending the chainsaw fury of Swedish Death Metal with UK Hardcore's sledgehammer groove, Casket Feeder are a punishing trifecta of brutality, rage, and power.
Founded in late 2016, Casket Feeder quickly built a reputation for a blistering live show and hard nosed DIY ethic. In support of their self- released and recorded debut EP Venomous Tongues, the band burnt their mark across the UK playing and touring with bands such as Venom Prison, Conjurer, Heart of A Coward, Ingested, and Leeched.
With their upcoming EP Scalps, Casket Feeder are primed to unleash a new offering of heightened extremity. Recorded by James Burke (The Infernal Sea) and mixed & mastered by Samuel Turbitt (Ritual Studios) Scalps is an incendiary state of the world address taking aim at political corruption, social divide, and the deep seated injustices of today. Set for release on June 1st through Hibernacula records, Scalps will see Casket Feeder further carve their name into the UK underground and beyond.
Casket Feeder is:
Matt - Vocals
Connor - Guitar
Aaron - Guitar
Lewis - Bass
Graham - Drums
The new EP 'The New Mythology Vol. 1' from Vancouver-based groove thrashers Revenger, has been unleashed and is streaming in its entirety! Get a fiery helping of Canadian metal at revengermusic.bandcamp.com/album/the-new-mythology-vol-1
Make sure to check out the official video for opening track "Hex" at this location.
The New Mythology Vol.1, Revenger's second studio release, is a five-song EP that expands on the band's aggressive thrash style with tracks that are more technical, visceral and direct than debut album To The Wolves. Formed in 2012, the band introduces some key members that shape the sound and vibe of this EP, which is more calculated and driven than before. Heavy guitar rhythms punctuated by a consistent thrash pulse breaks only when the groove requires and marks Revenger's particular style.
The lyrics and gritty death vocals also bring out the rage and bitterness of the subject matter which, for this EP, is slightly more conceptual and inspired by comic books and how today's mythology could become tomorrow's dogma.
With the intent of bringing together technical thrash metal and gritty groove riffs, Revenger was born in 2012 through the hands of guitarist Jean-Pierre Poulin and drummer Chris Warunki. The pair had written music together before and the combination of their styles and personalities was a natural experiment. In March 2014, Revenger debuted in Vancouver to warm reviews.
Their first independent album To the Wolves came out in September 2014 with Jordan Knute (lead guitar), Greg Cavanagh (vocals) and Darryl Greer (bass). In early 2015, Revenger's line-up evolved to include Julia Geaman (drums) and Andrew Bailey (vocals). The following year was largely focused on wood-shedding, playing local and regional shows/festivals alongside renowned bands such as Havok, Beyond Creation, Archspire, Tengger Cavalry, Stryker and Unleash the Archers.
2016 saw the introduction of Sean Parkinson on guitar (replacing Jordan Knute), and the interesting switch from guitar to bass for founder and main song writer JP Poulin. Ending the year with a 5-song EP written and ready to be recorded in early 2017, Revenger is ready to tour extensively and work tirelessly to get their music out to the world.
Andrew Bailey (Vocals)
JP Poulin (Bass)
Sean Parkinson (Guitars)
Julia Geaman (Drums)
Polish extreme metallers Untervoid stream their highly anticipated self-titled debut EP at heavily trafficked web-portal NoCleanSinging.com.
Set for international release on January 26th via Osmose Productions, hear Untervoid's Untervoid in its entirety exclusively HERE.
Untervoid officially took form during the summer of 2015, after Destroyer (Kriegsmaschine, ex-Hate) and A. (Armageddon, ex-Lost Soul, Azarath-live) finally decided to work together and started to create music, without any compromises. It took almost a year to find a proper formula and prepare several songs.
Four of them have been selected and recorded in various locations, including Sound Division and No Solace studios. After the final mix and mastering at Satanic Audio in 2017, the debut mini-album is ready and self-titled. The duo is currently working on their new LP, which will also be released by Osmose Productions.
Says Destroyer: "I'm very proud to announce that the debut album of Untervoid is going to be released by Osmose Productions. I can just look forward to great things we're going to achieve working together."
In the meantime, hear the entirety of Untervoid exclusively HERE.
Italian technical thrashers Centripetal Force stream the entirety of their forthcoming debut EP, Eidetic, at heavily trafficked web-portal ToiletOvHell.com. Set for international release on December 20th via Xtreem Music, hear Centripetal Force's Eidetic in its entirety exclusively HERE.
Formed back in 2010 by Stefano Saroglia (guitars) and Andrea Carratta (drums), Centripetal Force completed the line-up with John Knight, who is lead singer of UK progressive metal band Synaptik. The musical style of the band is twisted, technical, and progressive thrash metal in the vein of bands like Watchtower, old Cynic, Mekong Delta, Control Denied, Coroner, later Death, and Toxik.
In 2017, Centripetal Force recorded three songs destined to be their debut EP, entitled Eidetic, and with this, they got a deal with Xtreem Music for its release in December of the same year. The band is now working on more songs for a second EP to be released sometime in fall 2018, but that's another story...
In the lead-up to its release on December 20th, hear Centripetal Force's Eidetic in its entirety exclusively HERE, courtesy of ToiletOvHell.com.
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