"Tripwire" is the second stand-alone single from Perfect NME, following 2021 full length album "Remains To Be Seen".
The song has all the trademarks of a Perfect NME song - heavy riffs, a healthy blend of intense and organic, a large chorus - all delivered within a diverse musical framework. Lyrically, it deals with the inevitability of change, of trying to move on and the scars it can leave us with.
Perfect NME are currently hard at work on the follow up to their debut album. More details to come!
After years spent carefully honing their sound and live performances, Perfect NME have proved themselves a force to be reckoned with. Their debut album «Remains to be Seen» was released to critical acclaim and helped pave the way forward. Hard grooves, atmosphere, blistering instrumental work, aggression and melody are the keywords.
Born from a desire to transcend more traditional metal genres, Perfect NME first saw the light of day in 2014. From the start the members’ diverse musical backgrounds helped sow the seeds to create something unique, and with a conscious view to moulding these various influences into a new kind of monster, incorporating elements of modern metal, thrash, in-your-face beats and big choruses, Perfect NME have managed to forge a sound identifiable and relevant, while staying true to their musical inspirations.
7 years on, and the band have seen two ep’s and a full album all released to great reviews; 2014’s self-titled “Perfect NME”, 2015’s “Monument”, and the debut album «Remains to be Seen», released via Wormholedeath records. The band have played numerous gigs up and down the length of Norway, both as support for larger acts and as headliner, earning them a reputation as a solid live band and attracting a large support base. They have been frequently featured in the press and have received radio play rotation. The band partnered with Wormholedeath records for the release and worldwide distribution of their debut album "Remains to be Seen". The album, pre-produced at Ronnie Le’tekrø’s (tnt) studio captures the essence of the band and its vision, and also includes the song «legion» with special guest vocals by Bjørn Strid (Soilwork, The Night Flight Orchestra).
Thematic at its core, «Remains to be Seen» covers much musical ground, yet remains a cohesive metal experience, while lyrically exploring the concept of loss and its lingering influence on the present. The band is currently working on the follow up album, and are also set to release several singles in the near future.
With the release of «Remains to be Seen», and with the follow up album in the works, Perfect NME are poised to take their brand of metal to a wider audience, both at home and abroad, and have set their sights firmly on the future.
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The music of Greek metal group Spektrvm (pronounced ‘Spectrum’) spreads wide across chromatic, political, religious and many other themes. The group was formed at 2016, by Michael Pouliezos and George Zikas in their mid/late teens and have changed various members over time before finalizing their line-up in the fall of 2018. Spektrvm have made numerous appearances have been made at music festivals and shows around Greece.
The general musical style of their upcoming debut album Blood For Heaven could be considered as heavy metal with influences from progressive, folk, nu, thrash and doom metal, but no one can be sure where the endless well of musical ideas and interactions within the Spektrvm cannon are going to lead.
The Blood For Heaven album will be published in 2022 in collaboration with Sliptrick Records.
Band links: Facebook | Youtube | Instagram | On Sliptrick
Italian heavy metallers Genghis Khan unveil new single “Possessed By The Wolf”; new album “Possessed By The Moon” out May 27th
Italian old school heavy metallers Gengis Khan have just signed a deal with the American label Stormspell Records which will release the band’s third full-length album “Possessed By The Moon” on May 27th 2022.
Genghis Khan have just unveiled the first single taken from the upcoming record. The song titled “Possessed By The Wolf” is a catchy and epic track where horror vibes and speed perfectly match.
“This single introduces the change of our sound. Songs like ‘Possessed By The Wolf’, ‘The Wall Of Death’ and the ballad, ‘Eternal Flame’, will surprise our listeners. There will be more melody and the keyboards sound huge!”, explains the band’s mastermind Frank Leone.
The album was born in the band’s home studio, while the keyboards, drums and solo guitars were recorded by Simone Mularoni (DGM, Elvenking, Labyrinth, Ancient Bards, and many more) at Domination Studio in San Marino. The album artwork is by Alan Lathwell.
“Possessed By The Moon” will be released as CD digipak and digital.
Pre-order HERE: https://gengiskhan1.bandcamp.com/ | http://www.stormspell.com/
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Heavy alternative metallers SEVI, have released a music video for 'Hate You'. The new single is mixed and mastered by Kane Churko (Five Finger Death Punch, Ozzy Osbourne, Halestorm), taken from their upcoming 4th album. The YouTube video can be viewed below.
This spring starts with some powerful chords from Sofia, Bulgaria. SEVI worked on the track with the world famous producer and songwriter Kane Churko, who’s name stands along with the projects of some rock and metal giants like Five Finger Death Punch, Ozzy Osbourne, Halestorm and more. Last Saturday the fans of SEVI had the chance to hear “Hate You” for the first time and to see the brand new video on a big concert in Sofia. The band also celebrated their 12th birthday.
Kane Churko said to the fans that "It was a pleasure to work with SEVI on their single "Hate You”. I hope everyone will enjoy the track."
For the co-work, the excitement and the results the vocalist Svetlana Bliznakova said:
“It was a true honuor to work with a producer like Kane Churko. His professional approach brought the track into a new level and defined the small important details that finished the song the way we imagined it to sound. I can’t wait to hear what fans would think”
"Hate you” gives a new different sound to the band without losing their individual stile that gathers fans all over the world. The video of "Hate You” presents a story of the tiny border between love and hate and remind us that we never really know who we are competing with. Fast cars, high voltage, power and original vintage style. Full contrast between the speed on the car track and the band playing on an auto morgue. For the video shoot the SEVI trusted the Dark-White vision team who worked on their latest single “Dark Knight”. The song is already available in the official YouTube channel of SEVI and all their music platforms such as Spotify, iTunes and Amazon.
Known as one of the most successful rock bands in Bulgaria, SEVI captured the public attention with their original and recognizable style, the powerful female vocals and melodic songs that can be often heard on the radio.
On January 21st, Battle Beast unleashed their brand new masterpiece "Circus Of Doom," via Nuclear Blast. In true Battle Beast fashion, the 10 tracks blend true heavy metal with pop and rock-vibes, paired with Noora Louhimo’s unique voice.
Since its release, the album has entered the charts worldwide, including #1 in their home country Finland, #5 in Switzerland and #9 in Germany. Now, they release their brand new stand-alone single "The Lightbringer," that is also contained on the bonus version of "Circus Of Doom" set to be released on April 29th.
Check out 'The Lightbringer' here: https://battlebeast.bfan.link/the-lightbringer.ema
The band comments:
"We’re really happy to present you these two missing pieces of ”Circus of Doom” that didn’t quite fit the album, but still deserve to be blasted from loudspeakers around the world. ”Lightbringer” presents the more dark and orchestral side of Battle Beast, that knocks you down with a catchy chorus and an absolute hurricane of guitars. Hope you all dig this one!"
The bonus version of "Circus of Doom" features two previously unreleased tracks and will also be released on Vinyl. You can pre-order it now on iTunes: https://battlebeast.bfan.link/circus-of-doom-bonus
"Circus of Doom" was recorded at JKB Studios in Helsinki, Finland and produced and mixed by keyboardist Janne Björkroth, while the stunning artwork was created by Jan Yrlund. Get "Circus of Doom" in the format of your choice, here: https://bfan.link/circusofdoom
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Scottish heavy metallers DVL have signed a worldwide deal with Wormholedeath for their album "Hush", which is due for release on May 27th, 2022 worldwide.
DVL on the signing and new album:
"We are excited to announce that we have signed with WormHoleDeath Records and we look forward to working together on the release of our upcoming debut album, 'Hush'.
We’ve always had a natural attraction to the darker, more ominous sounds in music and we really leaned into that when we were writing Hush. We wrote and demoed all the songs for over 2 and a half years before finally going to Italy and recording it with our engineer at Titans LAB Recording Studio in September 2020. This album is like a book of short stories. Not a concept album but each song tells it’s own individual tale.
Musically we take cues from many genres and many artists but our writing is also heavily influenced by other media such as Horror film, comic books and video games."
Napalm Records is beyond proud to join forces with legendary German heavy metal force, Accept! The band has signed a worldwide record deal with the leading rock and metal label.
The band around guitarist and founding member Wolf Hoffmann has defined the international genre since they formed in Solingen, Germany in 1976, reigned as one of the most important German rock bands in the 80s alongside the Scorpions, and influenced bands such as Metallica, Slayer, Guns N’ Roses and Iron Maiden.
Accept have written many classic albums such as "Restless And Wild", "Balls To The Wall" and "Metal Heart", have played countless shows and headlined major festivals all around the globe. The band has sold millions of albums to date, entered the German and Finnish charts at #1, received gold status in the US and still impress with their trademark heavy metal sound, characterized by Wolf Hoffmann’s razor sharp riffs and their hard hitting sound.
With their current album Too Mean To Die, Accept are once again the top of the genre. The album entered the Top 10 of the official charts in 9 countries and provided the ultimate metal survival soundtrack for the pandemic.
Accept guitarist and founding member Wolf Hoffmann on the signing:
"I am really looking forward to working with a renowned, independent and strong label like Napalm Records. There are hard-working metallers at work here - that suits us. We are convinced that together we will reach the next level.”
Napalm Records CEO Thomas Caser adds:
“We are extremely proud and excited to welcome Accept – an absolute heavy metal heavyweight to the Napalm Records family! Together we will drive this steel machine with full power and are very much looking forward to further musical milestones.”
Danish melodic thrash / death / heavy metallers SickOmania have signed with Sliptrick Records. SickOmania is a brand new Danish metal band that plays a crossover of melodic thrash, death and classic heavy metal. The band consists of experienced forces from bands such as Dominus, Deadflesh, Timeless Hall, Carnal Forge, Loch Vostok, Manticora, Furious Trauma and Shadowspawn.
The group was formed in the fall of 2019, and has spent 2020/2021 recording their debut album, which will be released worldwide via Sliptrick records later in the year. 3 digital singles have already been released for the album (the latest being 'Saint Psycho'), which are available on all relevant streaming services.
Expect a frontal sharp-edged riff attack from SickOmania, in which magnificent melody meets brutal assault.
Band links: Official Website | Facebook | Youtube | Instagram | On Sliptrick
Greek heavy metallers Scream Collision are back to present their latest amazing new official music video "Mess Inside My Head (Memories)" .
"Mess Inside My Head (Memories)" is the first song of the album "Memories" and it describes the beginning of the character's mental breakdown. It's The beginning of his nightmares and starts the whole concept of the album. The song is taken from the band's album "Memories", out via Wormholedath worldwide.
Scream Collision are a Greek band formed in Athens during October 2017. Their music influences mainly come from hard rock and metal.
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The votes are in, have been counted, vetted and verified.
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
Release Of The Year
IRON MAIDEN - SENJUTSU
Global Metal Release Of The Year
WARRIOR OF LIGHT
Breakthrough African Band
Breakthrough Asian Band
Breakthrough European Band
GHOSTS OF ATLANTIS (ENGLAND)
Breakthrough North & Central American Band
Breakthrough Oceanian Band
Breakthrough South American Band
ALTARS OF REBELLION (COLOMBIA)
Breakthrough UK Band
BEYOND EXTINCTION (ESSEX)
GHOSTS OF ATLANTIS (ESSEX / SUFFOLK)
Breakthrough International Band
BLIND CHANNEL (FINLAND)
Music Video Of The Year
Cradle Of Filth - Necromantic Fantasies
Global Metal Apocalypse