In support of their second studio album, Censored, Sofia-based, extreme metal force Gwendydd has just premiered a new music video for the blistering track "Martyrdom"! Censored is out now on Drakkar Entertainment and available at THIS LOCATION.
Gwendydd has developed from an unusual perspective when it comes to the metal scene, as it all started at prime-time TV talent show "The Voice Of Bulgaria". Pop starlet after pop starlet are giving their best to lull the audience with their favourite tearjerker. And then there is this innocent girly voice, performing Taylor Swift’s "Look what you made me do". Both audience and jury feel safe and sound. Until the song reaches the first chorus. What happened then, shocked and electrified the studio audience and a whole country in front of their TVs. With her brutal and angst-inducing death metal growls she seems to be ripping apart the original US pop star and spitting her left-overs all over the studio interior. Shock and joy, curiosity and fear melt into ecstatic cheering and a hurricane of applause.
That girl’s name is Victoria Stoichkova and her performance quickly reached more than five million views on YouTube with a bursting comment section full of enthusiasm and cheering. This was the starting point of a career for sure, and what soon should become a full band and Europe’s next up-and-coming, extreme metal hopes Gwendydd!
Formed in 2018 in Sofia, Bulgaria, and driven by a modern production, complemented by the mastering fingerprint of Max Morton (Jinjer, Ignea,..), the band‘s vibrant blend of wrecking guitar riffs and adrenalizing drums builds up to an extreme-metal avalanche. The perfect carrier for that brute death metal voice, which cuts deep into the flesh of modern society – not only with words but with a message.
Bulgarian extreme metallers Gwendydd sign with Drakkar Entertainment & unveil new song from upcoming "Censored" album
Imagine a prime-time talent show on a major national TV channel. Pop starlet after pop starlet are giving their best to lull the audience with their favourite tearjerker. And then there is this innocent girly voice, performing Taylor Swift’s "Look what you made me do". Both audience and jury feel safe and sound. Until the song reaches the first chorus. What happened then, shocked and electrified the studio audience and a whole country in front of their TVs. With her brutal and angst-inducing death metal growls she seems to be ripping apart the original US pop star and spitting her left-overs all over the studio interior. Shock and joy, curiosity and fear melt into ecstatic cheering and a hurricane of applause.
That girl’s name is Victoria Stoichkova and her performance quickly reached more than five million views on You Tube with a bursting comment section full of enthusiasm and cheering. This was the starting point of a career for sure, and what soon should become a full band and Europe’s next up-and-coming, extreme metal hopes GWENDYDD!
Formed in 2018 in Sofia, Bulgaria, GWENDYDD have now inked a worldwide record deal with Drakkar Entertainment for the release of their upcoming, sophomore studio album entitled Censored! Driven by a modern production, complemented by the mastering fingerprint of Max Morton (Jinjer, Ignea,..), the band‘s vibrant blend of wrecking guitar riffs and adrenalizing drums builds up to an extreme-metal avalanche. The perfect carrier for that brute death metal voice, which cuts deep into the flesh of modern society – not only with words but with a message.
Censored is slated for a release on May 6, 2022 via Drakkar Entertainment, and the album pre-sale is now available at THIS LOCATION. But give ear, as today GWENDYDD also shared a new song taken of their upcoming album - see below.
The song is now streaming on all digital platforms HERE!
"We are so stoked to be working with Drakkar! We truly feel that this is the start of an inspiring symbiosis,“ vocalist Vicky comments.
"Our upcoming album CENSORED is going to be even more brutal and energetic than our debut album Human Nature. We are happy. We are proud. And we can’t wait to share CENSORED with the world!"
Maximilian Föse, Head Of Drakkar Entertainment adds:
"Welcome to the family! We are proud to announce the signing of GWENDYDD! You can hear right away that this is something the metal scene has been waiting for. I was so surprised by how diverse the final product sounded and how GWENDYDD is playing with this style of extreme metal. The new album Censored” is a fantastic record and I'm convinced that there are many, many people out there who will love it too."
In support of Censored, GWENDYDD will join DARK TRANQUILITY and ENSIFERUM as special guests on selected dates, and have announced a European headlining tour. Find all upcoming live dates of the band below!
Dark Tranquillity & Ensiferum Tour
CENSORED Tour 2022
Indian metal veterans Demonic Resurrection recently returned with a new track in March 2022 called 'The Eye Of Eternity'. This was the first new music from the band in 5 years. Now they've dropped their 2nd single 'The Mask'
This track, like the previous features Benighted drummer Kevin Paradis and Australian keyboard sensation Misstiq who recently joined the band Earth Caller as a full time member. The rest of the line-up includes vocalist/guitarist Demonstealer who also recorded the bass and newly recruited lead guitarist Aditya Swaminathan (Kill The King).
The track has been inspired by the artwork of Michal 'Xaay' Loranc who created the artwork for the band’s 20th-anniversary merchandise line. Michal has worked with bands such as Behemoth, Nile and Vader.
The track has been mixed and mastered by ex-Demonic Resurrection guitarist Daniel Kenneth Rego and the lyric video was created by Abshishek Goswami from Sonicspawn Studios.
Fans who have purchased the 20th-anniversary merchandise are getting a free download of the song from the band as well.
Poland's multifaceted, extreme metal band Entropia (originating from Oleśnica in Lower Silesia) has signed a record deal with Agonia Records.
Entropia combines a number of genres, from krautrock and electronic music, to sludge and black metal, filtered through a prism of metallic extremity. With three studio albums to its name - "Vesper" (2013), "Ufonaut" (2016) and "Vacuum" (2018) - the five-piece pushed and evolved its base sound to develop a unique sonic perspective, drenched in psychedelia. The latter plays a major part in the band's image and conceptual approach.
Entropia's output is met with growing interest from metal and non-metal community, having the group play Roadburn Festival, Primavera Sound, OFF Festival, Mystic Festival and a European tour supporting US black / folk act Wayfarer. The band contributed to the video game Cyberpunk 2077, by having their song "Future Drugs" appear on the official soundtrack.
Entropia's members perform under a joint moniker ULTRA. Their sight is set on releasing their fourth album titled "Total" on Agonia Records.
"We have the pleasure to announce that our new album 'Total' will be released later this year via Agonia," comments Entropia. "With a hint of irony, the album was announced as the soundtrack to the end of the world. Now it's clear, that our announcement should have been taken literally."
French extreme metal Legionaries Deos have signed with Wormholedeath a worldwide deal for their album "Furor Belli", which is due for release on May 27th, 2022.
Band Statement :
"Ave populus, we have some good news to share with you! We have signed with Wormholedeath records for our upcoming 3rd album "Furor Belli" which will be released this spring! Stay tuned for more information and stay Roman."
Speaking of the upcoming release, the band explain:
"Ave populus, Furor Belli is a more raw and more direct album than the 2 previous ones. This is mainly due to the new line-up. Indeed François (guitar) and Harsh (keyboards) left the band in 2020. Cedric joined the band as a guitarist and we decided not to have keyboards anymore. So the music became more raw, more brutal and more direct.
But it remains at the same time melodic. Cedric has fully contributed to the writing of the album since his arrival and his style has been perfectly integrated. His great rhythmic ability has elevated the martial nature of the music! This album is a good mix of Black, Death and Thrash in an old school style. The music and lyrics on this album reflect the trials and tribulations of the last 2 years due to the pandemic and the line-up change. Rage, frustration, anger but also hope and friendship have forged Furor Belli.
And for the 1st time we have 2 guests on 2 different songs which gives even more diversity to our music. As always with Deos, the themes are based on the history of Rome, but these same themes are still relevant today. They are the reflection of the life of the band and the current world context. The lyrics are more thoughtful and more personal even if they can seem more brutal, more cruel and more warlike than those of the 2 other albums. Now you just have to joins us and discover it ."
Playing "Roman Extreme Metal" style, the band Deos was formed in May 2014 by Fabio Battistella, Jack Graved and Loïc Depauwe. They wish to combine the sounds of Black and Death Metal with their passion for ancient Rome, which through the lyrics, graphics and stage play. After some shows in Annecy, Chambéry, Saint-Etienne or Geneva, their first album, Ghosts of the Empire, was released in December 2015 and conquered the Rhône-Alpes public with a fast, heavy and melodic style.
In September 2016, with a new keyboardist, Deos starts the recording of its second album whose artwork is entrusted to Brice Cumin and mastering to J.-F. Dagenais at JFD Studio (Kataklysm, Ex Deo). The following year, the band signed to Buil2kill Records and the second album In Nomine Romae was released in October 2017. From 11 to 15 October of the same year the band performs with the Italians of ADE during the "Rising Across the Alps tour ", followed by the " Bellum In Helvetia tour " as well as for several dates in France and in Switzerland during the year 2018.
At the beginning of 2019, Deos plays with Scuorn and Kyterion during the "Parthenope European tour". The band also participates in the first album of the Greek-Roman singer Ellenika by writing the track The Goddess and the Warrior. At the end of the year, they record an acoustic EP offering a selection of their first two albums. During the year 2020 Harsh (keyboards) and François (guitar) left the band. Cedric "Cedd" Boehm was hired as the 2nd guitarist. The year 2021 is dedicated to the composition and recording of the 3rd album Furor Belli. The mastering is once again entrusted to J-F Dagenais at JFD Studio, and the artwork to Brice Cumin. The band changes label and signs with WormHoleDeath. The release is planned for spring 2022 and will be followed by the North Imperial Tour MMXXII.
Indian extreme metal veterans Demonic Resurrection release new single after 5 years of near inactivity
Indian metal veterans Demonic Resurrection have returned with a new single ‘The Eye Of Eternity’. The track sees the band bring on Benighted drummer Kevin Paradis, keyboardist Misstiq from Australia, and vocalist Pratika to feature on the track. The band also uses this opportunity to announce Aditya Swaminathan (Kill The King) as their new lead guitarist who also plays on the song.
The track has been inspired by the artwork of Aaron Pinto aka Kidsquidy who created the artwork for the band’s 20th-anniversary merchandise line. Watch the official lyric video: https://youtu.be/duOdK8-uUJM
Frontman Demonstealer shares his thoughts:-
‘It’s been a tough couple of years for the band and I just felt I wanted to do something but an album would take time. That’s why I decided to take inspiration for songs from all the artworks we had created for our 20th Anniversary merchandise. We got together 4 of our fav designers who have previously worked with us on merch or album covers, Gaurav Basu aka Acid Toad, Michal ‘Xaay’ Loranc, Visual Amnesia, and Aaaron Pinto aka Kidsquidy.
The first track I decided to work on was based on this artwork. The track is just honestly a journey with various moods and tempos. Working with Kevin, Misstiq, and Pratika has been an absolute dream and Aditya just topped everything off perfectly with his solos.’
The track has been mixed and mastered by ex-Demonic Resurrection guitarist Daniel Kenneth Rego and the lyric video was created by Abshishek Goswami from Sonicspawn Studios. Fans who have purchased the 20th-anniversary merchandise are getting a free download of the song from the band as well.
Demonic outfit Cradle Of Filth is proud to release an extraordinary new video, accompanying their magnificently mournful track "How Many Tears To Nurture A Rose?". The video premiered as part of Cradle Of Filth's Infernal Vernal Equinox Deadstream, and now fans all across the globe can also bask in its sublime black magick.
Directed by Vicente Cordero, the stunning video winds a haunting tale - sinister, alluring, and deadly. But he that dares not grasp the thorn, should never crave the rose...
Infamous front-man Dani Filth stated:
"This is yet another great video by director Vicente Cordero, encapsulating the occult essence of the song’s lyricism with great sweeping colourful strokes of total batshit-craziness. It really makes for frightening, yet strangely compelling viewing!"
The gates of hell opened once again in 2021, revealing Cradle Of Filth's 13th manifesto "Existence Is Futile". Pieced together in isolation at Grindstone Studios in Suffolk with studio guru Scott Atkins, the record is a pitch-black, perverse and at times absurdly brutal masterpiece, based around the concept of existentialism.
Diehard fans were thrilled to learn that horror icon Doug 'Pinhead' Bradley made a welcome return, lending his dulcet tones to the band's most politically astute song to date, the epic "Suffer Our Dominion" as well as the album bonus track "Sisters Of The Mist", which is the conclusion to the "Her Ghost In The Fog" trilogy, started over 20 years ago on the infamous and classic Midian.
Purchase / stream "Existence Is Futile" here: https://bfan.link/existence-is-futile.ema
CRADLE OF FILTH in 2021 A.D.
One of India's most famed metal bands has awoken from it's 5-year slumber and have released the brand new song 'The Eye Of Eternity', marking this sensational return, Sahil Makhija aka The Demonstealer issued this emotional statement:-
"Hey everyone, we have been quiet for a long time. There have been many reasons but that's all in the past. I'm excited to share the band's first new song in 5 years with you called 'The Eye Of Eternity'.
This song was inspired by this artwork that Kidsquidy did for our 20th Anniversary. We also got a kick ass line-up of musicians to bring this song to life. We got Kevin Paradis from the band Benighted on drums, we have an incredible keyboardist from Australia Misstiq and some guest vocals by Pratika as well who sung on our song 'Kurma' on "Dashavatar". This track also features the band's new lead guitarist Aditya Swaminathan.
Click here to listen to the song
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Spanish blackened technical death metal horde Thirteen Bled Promises will release "Foundation" on October 22nd via Lacerated Enemy Records. The EP's first single, "A Humanless War," is available now at youtu.be/BMFDeoTly08. Visit this location for single availability on other digital platforms.
Lacerated Enemy share their thoughts:-
“We are very pleased to announce that Thirteen Bled Promises has joined Lacerated Enemy family. Hailing from Madrid, Spain. Thirteen Bled Promises formed in 2006 creating their brand of technical brutal death metal. After releasing two successful albums, "Heliopause Fleets" (2012) and "The Black Legend" (2015), the band established a strong fan base in Europe and received great reviews for both."
While supporting numerous well known acts since the creation of the band, Thirteen Bled Promises was ready to enter the studio again to record another masterpiece of blackened technical death metal. The record brings its influences from progressive and technical song writing, while still accompanied by a blackened atmospheric quality that keeps the listener intrigued about what will come next.
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