Finnish melodic death metal band Anima Hereticae has released a 12 minute long music video short film from the song Constellation Of Capricorn. The released video is shot for the final song of the debut EP and it is the band's second video. The band's music is a mixture of melancholic and mystic death metal. The Bands song themes are inspired by the northern nature and it’s mysthicisma and the new video explores this concept even further.
The band describes the process:-
“We have had an idea of a video with an apocalyptic setup for quite a while. It was exciting to see how someone outside the band would see our vision. It was pretty clear from the very beginning that the producers Atte Santala & Jenna Wáthen would be able to interpret our band's theme to the apocalyptic setting. It was a real acid test for our concept. It seems that our music and themes can be visualized beyond Vikings, castles and mountains. To the future, that is.”
Watch the music video: https://youtu.be/mrftMKG-ErY
Finnish melodic death / black crew Se, Josta Ei Puhuta drop new single from their upcoming third studio album
Finnish melodic death / black metal band Se, Josta Ei Puhuta have released their second single 'Murskaa Unelmat' (Shatter Dreams), taken from the upcoming third studio album "Gehenna", which is released on April 22nd 2022 via Inverse Records.
Singer Samu Männikkö comments:
"Become part of the grey and learn to love it. Drown into mediocracy and spread the gospel. You were born to it and you will die being part of it. Shatter dreams!"
Listen to 'Murskaa unelmat' on:
Finnish modern violent pop metallers Blind Channel announce new album 'Lifestyles Of The Sick & Dangerous'
Finland’s violent-pop crew Blind Channel have announced their highly anticipated new album "Lifestyles Of The Sick & Dangerous". The band's fourth studio album including their current singles ‘Dark Side’, ‘Balboa’ and ‘We Are No Saints’ will be released on July 8th via Century Media Records. The record will be available on CD, different vinyl versions as well as on all digital platforms. The presale has officially started here.
Regarding the album the band say:-
“This album is a memento of the toughest, yet the best couple of years in our lives. We captured the ups and downs, ranging from the point of breaking down to finally blowing up. We wouldn’t change a note. Come witness the Lifestyles Of The Sick & Dangerous.”
The album will be released in the following formats; some being Finland-exclusives available through LEVYKAUPPA:-
UK HEADLINE TOUR DATES
BLIND CHANNEL online:
So we now know who the winners of the GMA Awards 2021 were, but to wrap up the event in it's entirety and bid farewell to 2021 and usher in 2022, we must turn to the last bunch of awards - 'Metal Release By Country / Area'.
Usually these would include the flag of the band's nation, but given the events in Afghanistan this year among other political turmoil, I felt it would be prudent to forgo any flags and just list the winners.... so without further ado here are the....
"Under The Verdict"
"The Search For
The Dark Star"
"Beyond Unseen Gateways"
"In The Mouth Of Madness"
Black Serpent Ritual
BOSNIA - HERZEGOVINA
"Abyss Of Lost Souls"
"A Whole New Land"
"暮色绽放 Twilight Blooming"
Act Of Denial
Cycles Of Revocation
"Capítulo 1: Repugnante Negocio Del Terror"
Ghosts Of Atlantis
"A Legacy Of Vengeance"
"Lullabies Of Mountain Beasts"
"Empire Of Sins"
ISLE OF MAN
Serenity In Murder
"Midnight Bloody Dances"
"Te Ho Ngeza"
"Cold In Our Hearts"
"Sub Cultura Urii"
Scorn Of Creation
"Todas Las Sangres"
"Eulogy For The Gods"
Dethrone The Corrupted
"The Amygdaloid Decay"
Seraph In Travail
"A Black Death Incense"
"Covered in Concrete"
From The Abyss
"Carving The Fires Of Akhet"
"Chronicles Of War"
"Throne Of Control"
Her Last Sight
"Monument Of Reclamation"
"Mankind / Obsolete"
"Decades Of Suffering"
"The Constitutional Sacrifice"
The Iridium Experiment
"The Order Of Satan's Rage"
Deep Inside Us
"Untitled 2021 Demo"
"Death To Traitors"
"The Ultimate Dream. Plan B: Disposal Of Humanity"
"Belong To Hell"
"Ashes Of Dead Worlds"
"Annihilation Of Mankind"
"Vol. 4: Toxicolandia"
Apes Of God
"En El Recinto De La Tempestad"
Sol Draconi Septem
Beneath The Void
"Attack Of The 50ft Lobsters"
"The Inheritance Of Beauty"
"Gurus Of Destruction"
"Chaos Of Fear"
Becoming The Entity
"Signs Of Saturn"
"Empire Of Glass"
Robot Death Monkey
"Shame Of The Proud Angel"
"A Common Theories"
"Prelude To The Apocalypse"
"A Lip To Earth, A Lip To Heaven & A Tongue To The Stars"
"Punishment In The World To Come"
UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
"Terror in Thrace"
The Only Survivor
"The Birth Of Anger"
"Thy Kingdom Kong"
So without further ado, we present the winners of the
2021 Global Metal Apocalypse (GMA) awards.
All categories except "Release Of The Year"
came with an 'other' option.
See you in December 2022
Global Metal Release Of The Year
WARRIOR OF LIGHT
Breakthrough African Band
Breakthrough Asian Band
Breakthrough European Band
Breakthrough North & Central American Band
Breakthrough Oceanian Band
Breakthrough South American Band
Breakthrough UK Band
BEYOND EXTINCTION (ESSEX)
GHOSTS OF ATLANTIS (ESSEX / SUFFOLK)
Breakthrough International Band
Music Video Of The Year
Cradle Of Filth - Necromantic Fantasies
Finland´s hottest rock / metal act Blind Channel have released their new single ‘We Are No Saints’. The track is another instalment of the band’s very own brand of ‘Violent-Pop’, with explosive guitars and furious beatdowns alongside huge anthemic choruses emphasising the songs theme of identity.
It comes with a stunning music video produced by No-Office films, which went live yesterday at 6PM UK / 7PM CET / 1PM ET HERE.
The band comments:-
“After our recent breakthrough, we faced a lot of demands from the music industry, the people around us and even from the government. All eyes on us, and not everybody’s happy with us shaking cages - musically or otherwise. Some people want us to be something we’re not in order to fit the concept of role models - national heroes. This song is our answer to those demands. We are a lot of things, but we are no saints.”
The new single follows the release of ‘Balboa’, and the powerful Eurovision predecessor ’Dark Side’, which now has more than 42 million streams to date
The band have also confirmed they are going to share the stage with German metalcore band Eskimo Callboy and join their 2022 European Hypa Hypa tour, which includes a UK show at London’s Electric Ballroom on 19th January. You can find all tour dates here.
Blind Channel were formed in 2013 in the city of Oulu, way up in the North of Finland, by a group of five talented, determined and ambitious friends – vocalists Joel Hokka and Niko Vilheim, drummer Tommi Lalli, guitarist Joonas Porko and bass player Olli Matela. This five some has stuck together to this day, in the spirit of the 2018 sophomore album Blood Brothers, each of them collectively responsible for the song writing.
Last year saw the addition of a new member, as long time friend Alex Mattson joined to play keyboard, samples and percussion and completes the current line up.
Following the release of their 2020 album Violent Pop, ‘We Are No Saints’ is the band’s latest taste of music from an upcoming album due for release next year, which sees them working with renowned UK producer Dan Lancaster (Blink 182, Bring Me The Horizon, Don Broco).
Turmion Kätilöt are back to save us from the winter blues with their stunningly explosive cocktail of Industrial Metal and pounding techno beats. Today, the Finnish sensation drops your salvation in the form of their new single "Hengitä".
Get your daily dose of serotonin while watching the video for the song here:
Stream / download "Hengitä" here: https://turmionkatilot.bfan.link/hengita
MC Raaka Pee explains:-
'“As long as the head is on the surface you are forced to breathe, the only option to stop it is to drown in your own pity and grief. Breathing is easier than arguing against. Surrender is not an option. Death is obligatory and everything good and evil before that is necessary."
Turmion Kätilöt released their last album "Global Warning" in spring 2020 reaching the heights of several album charts all over Europe including landing a #1 in Finland. Order and stream the album here: https://nblast.de/TurmionK-GlobalWarning
Turmion Kätilöt are:
- MC Raaka Pee – Gesang
- Master Bates – Bass
- B. Undertaker – Gitarre
- RunQ – Keyboard
- Shag-U – Gesang
- DQ – Schlagzeug
Finnish heavy metallers Battle Beast unleash first single 'Master Of Illusion' + kick off album pre-order for "Circus Of Doom"
After re-signing to Nuclear Blast in early 2021, the Finnish heavy metal sextet Battle Beast are once again getting ready to unleash their force upon the world in the shape of their brand new masterpiece "Circus Of Doom". The album is set to be released on January 21st 2022 via Nuclear Blast and in true Battle Beast fashion, the 10 tracks blend true heavy metal with pop and rock-vibes, paired with Noora Louhimo’s unique voice.
"Our goal was to make an interesting and absorbing album, with both lighter party songs and heavier stuff as well. In a way the whole album is like a joyful day at the circus. Full of enchanting surprises and wild carnival atmosphere", explains keyboardist Janne Björkroth.
Now the band reveal a stunning music video for the first single, 'Master Of Illusion', directed by Markus Nieminen, that you can watch here: https://youtu.be/6sLSyTEXfCI - Get the single digitally here: https://battlebeast.bfan.link/master-of-illusion
Janne comments on the single:
"The first single from the upcoming Battle Beast album, 'Master Of Illusion', is a groovy and catchy song that makes dance floors roar and disco balls explode. The story of the song is about a self-centred, greedy, narrow-minded, and thoughtless character, who sows destruction all around without listening to or respecting others. The character may represent various things in the many arenas of power – for example, those of personal relationships, as well as in politics, and everywhere in between. Despite these heavy themes, there is playfulness in the composition, lyrics, and production, and the small twinkle in the corner of the eye that characterises Battle Beast."
In addition to the single release, the band also kick off the physical pre-order for "Circus Of Doom" today. Pre-order the album in the format of you choice here: https://bfan.link/circusofdoom
Since their 2011's debut album »Steel«, Battle Beasthave achieved over 200 million digital streams. Alongside the huge #1 success of their last three albums in the album charts of their home country, Finland, their last album »No More Hollywood Endings« (2019) reached a remarkable #11 in German album charts.
Order the previous album "No More Hollywood Endings" now: http://nblast.de/BattleBeastNMHE
BATTLE BEAST is:
- Noora Louhimo | vocals
- Eero Sipilä | bass
- Joona Björkroth | guitars
- Juuso Soinio | guitars
- Janne Björkroth | keyboards
- Pyry Vikki | drums
Having recently signed a worldwide deal with Century Media and entering the single charts all over the globe with their Eurovision single ‘Dark Side’, Blind Channel – rising new metal stars from Finland – release their equally beguiling follow-up single, ‘Balboa’.
The powerful Eurovision predecessor, with more than 40 million streams to date, set the bar incredibly high. But ‘Balboa’ is easily an equivalent triumph, striking another hammer blow to further establish Blind Channel’s very own brand of ‘Violent-Pop’. Towering guitars, feral screams and alluring anthemic choruses all collide together in an explosion of pure power; a bold offering, clearly stating that Blind Channel are just getting started.
The band comment:-
“Balboa is a reminder of who we are - who we have always been. It’s a violent pop show-off about getting back up again and again, no matter how hard you’ve been hit. It’s us sticking to our vision without compromise. Underdogs are a dangerous species. This is a call to arms to every hard-
working dreamer out there, and the soundtrack of our career so far. We keep coming back.”
The release of the new single is also accompanied by a spectacular music video, which filmed in a boxing gym, lives up to the promise of title. Watch the video for ‘Balboa’ HERE.
Blind Channel were formed in 2013 in the city of Oulu, way up in the North of Finland, by a group of five talented, determined and ambitious friends – vocalists Joel Hokka and Niko Vilheim, drummer Tommi Lalli, guitarist Joonas Porko and bass player Olli Matela. This fivesome has stuck together to this day, in the spirit of the 2018 second album Blood Brothers, each of them collectively responsible for the songwriting.
Last year saw the addition of a new member, as long time friend Alex Mattson joined to play keyboard, samples and percussion and completes the current line up. Following the release of their 2020 album Violent Pop, ‘Balboa’ is the band’s latest taste of music from an upcoming album due for release early next year, working with renowned UK producer Dan Lancaster (Blink 182, Bring Me The Horizon, Don Broco).
After more than two decades of silence, Finnish cult black/epic metallers and pioneers of the scene Darkwoods My Betrothed carve their long-awaited comeback in stone by signing a worldwide record deal with Napalm Records!
In 2020, the old horde from the original line-up rejoined forces, now augmented by former session keyboardist Tuomas Holopainen as a full member of the band, bringing a significant contribution to the creative process, and Kai Hahto (both Nightwish) as session drummer.
Founded in 1993 in Kitee, Finland, Darkwoods My Betrothed quickly gained a cult status in the black metal underground. In 1995, they released their debut album, Heirs of the Northstar, followed by second album, Autumn Roars Thunder (1996), and Witch-Hunts (1998). Shortly after, the pagan flame of Darkwoods My Betrothed became but a fleeting glimpse in the nocturnal darkness of Eastern Finland. But it never faded away completely.
Be prepared for an onslaught of melodic black metal and epic majesty!
Darkwoods My Betrothed is:
- Pasi Kankkunen - vocals, guitar
- Jouni Mikkonen - guitar
- Teemu Kautonen - bass, backing vocals
- Tuomas Holopainen - keyboards
- Kai Hahto - drums (session)
Darkwoods My Betrothed online:
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United Arab Emirates
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