Canadian heavy metal band, Greybeard, has signed with Wormholedeath for the re-release of their astonishing full-length debut "Oracle"!
Hailing from the northern reaches of Canada, Greybeard has honed their sound on "Oracle" with a story that wraps betrayal, cowardice, hatred, and ultimately vengeance into an epic album. Combining elements of death, black, and prog, with a solid dose of classic metal influences, "Oracle" is set for release on 06 11 2020 on all digital stores and streaming services worldwide and it can be pre ordered HERE.
A thunderous machine, pumping as much old-school groove as modern musicianship, Greybeard weaves roaring riffs and slithering solos, while tales of tyrants and tragedies spew forth. The band’s headbanging , fist pumping performances whip audiences.
into a froth of dancing demons as Greybeard unveils genre-defying harmonic soundscapes through a backbone of metal. Audience members have been unable to pigeonhole Greybeard, being treated with an homage to influences stretching from Opeth to Mastodon to Black Sabbath. Born under the vast shadows of the Canadian Rocky Mountains, Greybeard are Ross Andersen, Casey Rogers, Amada Bourdon and Guy Onraet. The four friends entered a coven in 2018 over their love for the many moods inspired by all things heavy. After thumping stages in clubs and festivals in the local scene, and riding the wings of three EP releases, Greybeard’s full length debut album is primed for a new wave of aural ecstasy in 2020.
Amanda Bourdon - Bass Vocals
Casey Rogers - Drums
Guy Onreat - Guitar
Ross Andersen - Vocals, Guitar
In August, breakout Canadian melodic metal quartet Unleash The Archers dropped one of the most highly-acclaimed albums of 2020, Abyss, sparking serious buzz in the metal and rock communities, and beyond. Deservingly, the conceptual benchmark scored banner praise from critics and fans alike, with Stereogum dubbing the opus "a ripper", and Bandcamp enforcing it as "a mandatory listen". Upon release, Abyss charted worldwide, debuting at the #1 spot on the US Current Hard Music and Top New Artist Album charts, #4 and #8 on the US and Canadian Billboard Top 200 Hard Rock charts as well as on #21 in the German album charts.
Today, the band is following up on the album's successes by throwing fans a hefty bonus in the form of a new video for the post-drop fan favourite "Legacy" – one of Abyss' standout anthems. Searing in with breakneck blastbeats, cosmic guitar work and frontwoman Brittney Slayes' impeccable vocal delivery, the pop-tinged anthem single-handedly proves the band's position as one of this generation's premier heavy acts, bar none. The new video provides an introspective live-action backdrop to the track's conceptual lyrics.
Frontwoman Brittney Slayes explains:
"This song means a lot to us as a band, it's pretty different from everything that we've done before and really set the tone for the sonic exploration that is Abyss. When Andrew first brought the intro riff to us we immediately loved it, but we were a little hesitant as we felt our fans might not understand why we were choosing to include this style of track on the album. The hesitation was momentary though, as we all very quickly decided it was too cool not to continue writing, and luckily it seems like our fans have fallen in love with it as well. It's quite theatrical, and yet somehow very simplistic as well. "
Watch the new lyric video for "Legacy" HERE
Slayes adds about the video:
"When it came time to choose the next song for a music video, "Legacy" was the resounding winner, but we wanted to do something a bit more than the traditional lyric video. The band all agreed that this is the kind of track that you put on when you're commuting, when you're wandering through the city just vibin', when you're on that long bus ride or sky-train ride staring out the window at the world passing by... So that's what this video is. It's you hanging out in our heads as we walk the streets of Vancouver, travelling towards something, or away from something, but always moving forward. We hope "Legacy" can be your soundtrack to those everyday moments in life, when you've finally put the phone away to really look around and enjoy the beauty of the world that surrounds you. We genuinely hope it can be a small light in this seemingly never ending darkness, even just for a moment."
Unleash The Archers online:
Thai Heavy Metallers Nacarbide release lyric video for 'Undisclosed', taken from their Iron Lotus album
Thai heavy metallers Nacarbide have just released the lyric video for the song 'Undisclosed' from their second full-length album. The album, "Iron Lotus", was released earlier this year. It is heavily influenced by Japanese metal, NWOBHM, hair metal and German metal from the 1980's. For fans of the modern sounds like Firewind and Wardrum.
Masa - Guitar
Hassy - Bass
Hiro - Drums
HItomi - Vocals
Nacarbide are a heavy metal band from Bangkok, Thailand. The band consists of Thai and Japanese members. Their first album "Lots of Eyes", was released in 2017. Before their second-album, "Iron Lotus", the band also released an EP, "Resolution", in 2017. Nacarbide has played the international metal community initiative Metal United World Wide in Bangkok both years.
Get your copy of the album at their bands Bandcamp page.
Formed in Nicosia, Cyprus in 2012, Harmonize originally started as a thrash metal band until gradually transforming into the Heavy/Power Metal force that they are today, although the band still maintains some thrash and dark elements in their style.
Harmonize have so far released two demos and have performed live numerous times (including shows alongside Blaze Bayley, Bonfire, Wotan and others) while working on fine tuning their sound and style.
The band’s upcoming debut album, titled “Warrior in the Night” is scheduled for release on October 2nd and will be out on CD and Digital. It is based on an original epic fantasy fiction story that is still under development by guitarist George Constantinou and London-based actor Nicolina Papas.
As expected, battles and swords, kings and queens, angels and demons are but a few of the symbolic themes one will come across as the album’s story unfolds!
“Warrior in the Night” includes a couple guest appearances by close friends of the band, one being actor Nicolina Papas on the haunting narrative “Beyond Darkness” outro track of the album and also Andreas Paraschos of death metal act BLYND, who provides the brutal chorus backing vocals on the song “Tonight.”
A video for the title track is now available at https://youtu.be/Z2mOojGM-pM
For more info visit the band’s website at https://www.harmonizeofficial.com
Sozos Michael – Vocals
George Constantinou - Rhythm Guitars
Lambros Apousianas – Lead Guitars
Panagiotis Takkides – Bass
Harrys Peratikas – Drums
Northern Irish Symphonic Power Metallers Ravenlight have just released a haunting new cover of ‘Zenith’ by Ghost.
Following on the release of their debut album ‘Project Genesis’ in June of this year, Ravenlight, unfortunately, had their live plans to promote the release cancelled due to the ongoing situation in the world, however, instead of remaining idle, they returned to the studio to record an ambitious cover of the Ghost track.
Singer Rebecca Feeney had the following to say about the track:
“Zenith may seem a not so obvious song for a cover, however, we went with Zenith for many reasons. I really enjoyed singing along to it, it really suited my range. Furthermore, we felt that Zenith is a very underrated Ghost song, due to the fact that it is a bonus track on the Vinyl version of Meliora, so it is not as well known as other tracks, giving us a chance to really put our own spin on it.”
The video is available here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GtYrszs5uxk
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After 6 years of rocking international stages with their heavy metal style, Scarlet Aura signs again with Universal Music. The Universal Music Romania will handle an exclusive worldwide digital distribution as well as physical distribution in band’s home country for the upcoming release, while Silver City Records will take care of the international physical distribution and production.
The deal includes the 6th studio album of Scarlet Aura that will be released in 2021 alongside the tour with Primal Fear. This is the new phenomena that the Romanian band brought to the metal stage – a trilogy of metal albums followed by fantasy book volumes written by the singer Aura Danciulescu. The upcoming album will continue a conceptual trilogy called “The Book of Scarlet” that started in 2019 and already includes two critically acclaimed albums “Hot’n’Heavy” (2019) and “Stormbreaker” (2020) together with accompanying fantasy books.
Scarlet Aura on the signing:-
“Alongside Silver City Records, we are putting our shoulder into strengthening the metal stage after an almost devastating year and we are happy to have Universal Music as partners. Life is now, music is forever! See you at the shows!”
Universal Music Romania statement:
”We are happy to join forces again with Scarlet Aura, a band that proved throughout the years its talent, innovation, hard work and dedication for what they love the most: metal music!”
Aura Danciulescu – Lead Vocals
Mihai Danciulescu – Lead guitar, Vocals
Rene Nistor – Bass guitar, Vocals
Sorin Ristea – Drums
For more information about Scarlet Aura please visit:
After finishing the recordings of its debut album, Brazilian heavy metal band Ignited signed a deal with Voice Music for the release. The full-length, entitled "Steelbound", was recorded in Estúdio Fusão and produced by Thiago Bianchi (Noturnall, ex-Shaman) with artwork made by Gustavo Sazes, a Brazilian artist who previously worked with names like Manowar, Arch Enemy, Morbid Angel and Dream Evil.
In its lyrics, "Steelbound" addresses different subjects and experiences that are brought to the listener through metaphors, seeking an authentic connection with the fans, giving them the opportunity to make their own personal interpretations of each song.
The physical copy of the album can be ordered outside of Brazil through the band's website - ignitedmetal.com - and the digital version is already live on Spotify and other major streaming platforms.
The guitarist Dalton Castro comments:
"This deal with Voice Music is a big achievement for us and we are very excited for what comes next! We will work with the support of one of the best rock/metal labels in Brazil, which is managed by Silvio Golfetti, who carries the metal flag since the 80’s and is one of the biggest supporters of the Brazilian metal scene.”
- Spotify - https://open.spotify.com/artist/3l6irgxUJFBJNzEoO8e7T1
- Site - www.ignitedmetal.com
- Facebook: www.facebook.com/ignitedofficialband
- Instagram: www.instagram.com/ignited_official
Namibian Heavy Metal veterans Arcana XXII to release 'A Return to the Darkland / The Spawn of Namiban Metal 1997 - 2002' next year
Everyone agrees, Arcana XXII was not just another metal band. They were musicians writing highly original material and performing in a country where the odds were firmly against this style of music.
This collection of songs stems from a time when almost no one in Africa gave a damn about heavy metal. They were the first songs of this genre ever to be released in a country like Namibia. They were, in fact, one of the very first metallic rumblings on the entire African continent. For the band there were no local musical footsteps to follow, no high end musical equipment to be had and certainly no industry to support the endeavour. This is unfiltered home-grown stuff, love it or hate it.
The songs on this compilation were recorded between 1997 and 2002 - the vast majority of them live and on analogue equipment. The story may be largely untold, but the music not entirely unheard. The fans in Namibia and South Africa eventually took notice, some European media took interest and the band had fun recording and performing these songs over a time of almost seven years. Today, metal bands in Africa are no longer novelties - the style has come to stay. But it had to start somewhere and Arcana XXII from the Namibian capital Windhoek were right there at the very beginning.
In collaborative effort over three continents, “Return to the Darkland“ was compiled by the band members themselves to showcase the legacy of a band that was truly one of the pioneers of heavy metal music on the African continent.
Namibia, on the southwestern coast of Africa, is one of the most sparsely populated places on earth. The desert state, which only gained independence from South Africa in 1990, can look back on an eventful history and was a German colony from 1884 to 1915 before it became a vassal state of its southern neighbour . All band members are born and bred Namibians and South Africans with a diverse European heritage.
Arcana XXII – “A Return to the Darkland / Untold” Digi-CD+DVD expected to released 25.02.2021. Digital Single “Sweet Immortal” over all channels out 23.10.2020.
‘Ace Of Spades’ - the title track of Motörhead's 1980 iconic, game changing album - isn’t just one of the greatest hard rock songs ever written, it has truly become a lifestyle anthem for several generations of rockers, metalheads, punks, bikers, athletes, rebels, outcasts, and freethinkers all around the world.
Few songs in modern history can instantly ignite the adrenaline of music fans the way the song’s opening dirty bass riff and drum roll can. From zero to 100 mph in a matter of seconds, that speaker-destroying opening riff is unstoppable. And the song changed the course of hard rock… forever.
Now, 40 years later we are celebrating this milestone album’s anniversary on Motörhead Day 2020, ‘The 8th Of May’ by inviting you, and fans from around the globe, to join us on this special day where everything is louder than everything else!
Here’s what’ll be happening on the day:
A new lyric video for the most iconic of Motörhead songs – 'Ace Of Spades' will premiere here.
Use a unique Facebook and Instagram filter of the snarling embodiment of Motörhead to transform your face.
A limited edition Road Crew merchandise capsule will be released on the webstore here. A portion of the proceeds of the Road Crew merchandise will be going to Live Nation’s Crew Nation Fund to provide financial support to touring crews affected at this time. #WeAreTheRoadCrew
Fill a glass with your favourite libation and post your toast to Motörhead online with the hashtag #8thofmay. Jack and Coke optional.
Join Motörhead Day here - https://motorhead.lnk.to/8thofMayPR
We do hope you can join us as part of this celebration of all things Motörhead. Lockdown may be going on all around us but the world is ours and we were born to raise hell! We look forward to celebrating 40 years of lawn killing, bastard Rock n Roll with you all!
Nightbound: Paraguay's Heavy Metallers Release Official Music Video Time Is On Your Side
Nightbound is a young Hard n' Heavy band from Asunción, Paraguay. The band has made a quick a name for themselves in their country. So there is no wonder that Chinese Label Awakening Records, picked up the young band and released their debut EP last year. The band released now their first official video for the song Time Is On Your Side.
Check it out here:- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-MxkDD5Tz7Y
For fans from Thin Lizzy and Saxon.
The band is already working on their first full-length!
Stay tuned more to come!
Arianna Cuenca - Vocals & Bass
Mike Martinez - Lead Guitars
Miky Doldán - Drums
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