American Extreme Metallers Immortal Bird stream new track; pre-order 'Thrive On Neglect' now, tour announced
Thrive On Neglect is the forthcoming new full-length from Chicago-based blackened death grind unit Immortal Bird. The band's second LP, and first for 20 Buck Spin, takes the perilous road of musical diversity and commands it with a bloodthirsty rage.
With a multi-layered sound running the gamut from pummelling grind and death metal to dissonant blackened metal, angular noise, and complex hardcore, Immortal Bird defy simple categorization. The band's compositions fuse into strikingly savage songs, vast in their scope and more than the sum of their disparate parts, merging the progressive and destructive into a maelstrom of raging fire. Rae Amitay's seething vocal exorcisms and targeted lyrical aggression provide the connective tissue holding the stylized violence together.
In advance of its release, Immortal Bird offers up second single, "Vestigial Warnings," for public feasting.
Notes Amitay of the track:-
"This was the first full song we wrote together as our current configuration, and we've been playing it together for almost two years. Finally having it recorded and released feels like a significant step. Lyrically, this one is more 'political' than the rest of the material on the album. I'm not trying to be indirect by using metaphor, but I also don't want to limit people's perspective by being overt. With the 'eyeless, glowing grubs...sickly white, dying still...choir of weakened gasping...,' I'm not saying that I was thinking about certain people who occupy positions of power in this country but... Actually, that is what I'm saying. 'They'll tell you this is how it has to be. Abandon hope and worship apathy.'"
Stream Immortal Bird's "Vestigial Warnings" at THIS LOCATION.
Nearly four years in the making, Thrive On Neglect is a blistering statement of intent from a band ascending into full bloom. Boasting the punishingly heavy production work of Dave Otero (Archspire, Cattle Decapitation, Khemmis) ideally suited for Immortal Bird's tumultuous arrangements and orchestrated chaos, fans of Pig Destroyer, Krallice, Converge, Full Of Hell, Noisem, Cretin, Cannibal Corpse, and Cult Leader, pay heed.
Immortal Bird's Thrive On Neglect will see release on CD, LP, and digital formats July 5th. For physical pre-orders, go to THIS LOCATION. Find digital pre-orders at the 20 Buck Spin Bandcamp at THIS LOCATION where opening track, "Anger Breeds Contempt," can be streamed.
Immortal Bird will kick off a near-two-week western US tour tonight in Denver, Colorado. The trek includes an appearance at Northwest Terror Fest as well as performances with Gadget and Cloud Rat on select shows. See all confirmed dates below.
5/24/2019 Syntax - Denver, CO w/ Gadget, Cloud Rat
5/25/2019 Triple Nickel - Colorado Springs, CO w/ Gadget, Cloud Rat
5/27/2019 Yucca Tap Room -Tempe, AZ w/ Gadget, Cloud Rat
5/28/2019 Catch One - Los Angeles, CA
5/29/2019 Blue Lamp - Sacramento, CA
5/30/2019 Elbo Room JL - Oakland, CA w/ Gadget, Cloud Rat
5/31/2019 Old Nick's - Eugene, OR
6/01/2019 Northwest Terror Fest - Seattle, WA
6/02/2019 High Water Mark - Portland, OR
6/04/2019 Kilby Court - Salt Lake City, UT
6/06/2019 Fubar - St. Louis, MO
Hungarian extreme metallers Needless have premiered a 4K visualizer for their new single "Starcult", which is an advance of the band's upcoming debut full-length "Heresy".
You can listen to "Starcult" blasting right from stellar heights at this location: https://youtu.be/w8rzlCBZ2LM
"Heresy" is set to be released on June 23rd, 2019. You can pre-order the album and download two tracks via the band's official Bandcamp page: https://needlessofficial.bandcamp.com/
The design is from the German artist Maximilian Wagner.
Ukrainian WWI experts 1914 will re-release their breakthrough album The Blind Leading The Blind on Napalm Records on May 31st! The album quickly sold through its initial pressing and is out of print now. With their unique blackened death/doom metal sound, 1914 leads you back in one of the darkest chapters of the last century - they breathe The Great War!
“C’est mon dernier pigeon” is the first ever released official video by the Ukrainians. It illustrates the cruelty of one of the biggest battles in European history, the Battle of Verdun between Germany and France during The Great War. 1914 use historic weapons and surroundings to put the viewer directly into the trenches around Fort Vaux.
1914 on the new video:
“We proudly present you our first video for the song "C'est Mon Dernier pigeon". The events displayed in the video tell us the story of the Fort Vaux defence during the battle of Verdun in 1916. A handful of brave French soldiers under the command of Major Raynal resisted the outstanding German forces, numbered around 600 men the defenders were capable to destroy more than 3000 of the enemy soldiers but were doomed to fail. After the surrender of the fort garrison, the German army group commander Crown Prince Wilhelm, presented Major Raynal with a French officer's sword as a sign of respect. Surely, the appropriate act as for the last war of the gentlemen.”
Watch the new video HERE
Strongly influenced by genre heroes like Bolt Thrower and Entombed, 1914 released The Blind Leading The Blind, the follow up album for Eschatology of War (2015), on November 11th 2018, exactly 100 years after the end of WWI, which making them one of the most talked about bands in the genre.
Vocal - 2.Division, Infanterie-Regiment Nr.147, Oberleutnant – Ditmar Kumar
Guitar - 37.Division, Feldartillerie-Regiment Nr.73, Wachtmeister - Liam Fessen
Guitar - 5.Division, Ulanen-Regiment Nr.3, Sergeant - Vitalis Winkelhock
Bass - 9.Division, Grenadier-Regiment Nr.7, Unteroffizier - Armin von Heinessen
Drums - 33.Division, 7.Thueringisches Infanterie-Regiment Nr.96, Gefreiter - Rusty Potoplacht
Cluj-Napoca, Romania based Progressive Extreme Metallers Left Hand Path have set the release date for their upcoming debut release, the self-titled EP, for the 17th of June 2019, in collaboration with Loud Rage Music. The cover artwork is signed by very talented artist Alexandru Das (https://www.facebook.com/AlexandruDas).
As a taste of things to come, the band published an updated advance video for the track Egoschism here: https://youtu.be/D2bV89WMOZY
Left Hand Path are:
The path you make for yourself, the road less travelled. The one you lead on and not blindly follow. The way you travel to find who you are, and what secrets the world holds for you. Freedom of thought and of spirit.
Australian Prog Metal wizards Ne Obliviscaris share live footage and are nominated for Indie Music Award
Progressive metal masters Ne Obliviscaris will soon be embarking on their previously announced tour dates in Australia with label mates Beyond Creation. In conjunction with the upcoming trek, the band has shared pro-shot live video footage from their concert in Montreal from October 10, 2018. The clip, which was recorded and edited by Dr. Light Productions, can be viewed here!
Vocalist/violinist Tim Charles comments:-
"Our live show is to us is such a vital part of what we do. That chance to really feel the connection between you and the audience through the music is something so special. It's what we live for. When performing in Montreal last October we had the chance to film the show and are pleased to release this live video of two songs - 'Libera Pt 1/Urn Pt 2.' We are excited to get back on the road playing here in Australia in a couple weeks time alongside some amazing bands for what is going to be our biggest ever headline shows anywhere in the world, before heading back to Europe for a festival tour in June as well. We hope you enjoy the video and that we see you at a live show sometime soon!"
Additionally, Ne Obliviscaris have been nominated for an Indie Music Award in the Metal/Hardcore song category for the track "Intra Venus." Fans can vote for the song here!
Multi-genre metal heretics Zemial, from Greece, enter 2019 with a new record deal in place. The Athens-based band, who've been around since 1989 and who now celebrate a milestone 30-year anniversary, landed a contract with Agonia Records. Work on the band's fourth studio album, follow-up to their seminal "Nykta", has already commenced.
Zemial are the brainchild of multi-instrumentalist Vorskaath and are among the early creators of extreme metal from Greece. Zemial’s ever-changing style is an amalgam of sounds from avant-garde heavy and black-thrash metal, to soundscapes and progressive rock, offering a truly singular aural experience.
In 2019 Zemial celebrate 30 years of unique art, during which, Vorskaath created three milestone studio albums and six EPs, all of which have created a significant underground following and demonstrate a musical entity that endlessly evolves. To celebrate, selected concerts appearances featuring Proscriptor of Absu as lead vocalist will present the music of Zemial to audiences in Europe and the USA.
All cosmic signs indicate that Zemial’s next instalment to this list of works is now on the horizon, with two additional albums also largely completed.
The band commented on the signing:-
"We welcome the new year by announcing a distinguished new collaboration: the signing of a worldwide agreement with Agonia Records. Agonia Records has given every indication of being the right partner to support Zemial's constant transformation as we remain onto the meandering path upon which the Muse treads".
More news on Zemial will follow soon.
Concert line-up (2019):
Big Cartel: https://zemial.bigcartel.com/
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.
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Oradea, Romania based Black Death Metal combo Decay presents its come-back EP, Brand New Nails, just released digitally on Bandcamp in collaboration with Loud Rage Music. The three tracks material is not only a come-back milestone in Decay's activity, but also announces the upcoming full-length album the band is currently working on. Unpolished, raw, visceral and honest old-school Extreme Metal for fans of Deicide, old Kataklysm, old Kreator, Sodom!
Brand New Nails is available for free streaming and download here: https://loudragemusic.bandcamp.com/album/decay-brand-new-nails
Csuvár “Goat” Hunor – Vocals
Barabás “Cölöp” Róbert (ex. IGFON/VADASZ) – Guitar
Francu “Franky” Tudor (ex. TENEBROS) – Bass Guitar
Gergely Zoltan – Drums
Swedish extremists Third Storm are now streaming "Forgotten Deity," the newest song released from the band's upcoming full-length album, A Grand Manifestation.
Check out "Forgotten Deity" now at youtu.be/V9ElSdseeg8.
An intense hybrid of black, death, doom and thrash, A Grand Manifestation is the continuation of 2015's Taritiya Me, a two-song, 26-minute EP that welcomed Third Storm back from a decades-long hiatus.
Extreme metal mavericks Firtan premiere a new video for the track "Nacht Verweil." The track hails from the band's critically acclaimed second album, Okeanos, released this past July via AOP Records. See & hear Firtan's "Nacht Verweil" video in its entirety exclusively HERE.
Firtan are one of Germany's most uprising extreme metal acts, delivering their very own mixture of styles to fans all over Europe since 2010. Having supported Rotting Christ, Imperium Dekadenz, and Der Weg einer Freiheit and played festivals like Summer Breeze and Metaldays, their sound originates from black metal involving atmospheric and progressive elements alongside intense vocal performances and accentuating ambient sounds. Firtan known for their intensive live shows, which, to date, they have delivered to ten European countries.
Now, after two EPs and one full-length, Firtan hereby present their strongest work, Okeanos. Inspired by avant-garde intellectuals like Nietzsche and Lovecraft, Okeanos is a dazzling display of epic black metal grandeur, suffused with autumnal atmosphere and winding-yet-captivating compositions. But, although deeply rooted in black metal, the overt muscle Firtan display here - not to mention the panoramic approach to songwriting, daring and boundless - helps Okeanos elude easy categorization. It's an immediately captivating experience, expanding the listener's consciousness whilst whisking the listener away to worlds yet unexplored. And its sound-field is as robust as it is majestic, which is no surprise considering it was recorded at the esteemed studio Klangschmiede E with Markus Stock of The Vision Bleak/Empyrium. At six songs in 40 breathtaking minutes, Okeanos is the album by which Firtan enter into the elite.
In the meantime, see & hear the new video for "Nacht Verweil" HERE at AOP Records' official YouTube channel. Cover art is by Denis Forkas (Behemoth, etc.).
FIRTAN lineup 2018:
Phillip Thienger - guitars & vocals
Oliver König - bass
David Kempf - drums
C.S. - guitar
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