After their successful and first-ever appearance at Wacken Open Air Festival 2022, modern horror metal band Mister Misery have released the brand new single "Welcome Insanity" to coincide with their European tour. Listen here.
"Although Mister Misery is about letting go of reality, it felt important to us that this song be the first release after we got back to the stages," states vocalist/guitarist Harley Vendetta. "It touches upon the darkness we all faced during the pandemic. All we want to do is to let this go and move on. This song defines our rise out of the lockdowns and we are so excited to present our most emotionally charged song to date."
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Horror Metal Band Hell Theater signed a deal with Wormholedeath for their album "S'Accabadora", which is due for digital release on October 28th, 2022 via Wormholedeath. CD format out on November 2022. Stay tuned for more info! Hell Theater delivers a mix of pure heavy metal with theatrical horror themes.
Hell Theater speaking of the new album stated:
"It’s a concept album, a unique story in 11 tracks (chapters) lasting about 60 minutes. The story is based on a traditional Sardinian figure, the "female ACCABADORA" or " she who ends", who really existed in the past and perhaps still exists in very rural areas, to whom magical gifts were attributed, a sort of witch dressed in black. Her role was to put an end to the suffering of dying and terminally ill old people, out of pity, at the request of relatives, by striking a blow on the back of the head with a special "Mazzolu" hammer (see the cover of "A Strange Death"). Sometimes, however, the relatives for her sake tricked the Accabadora, and then she unleashed her curses. This is the first time that a similar story has been told in a metal album.
S’ACCABADORA is certainly not a first listen album, nor was the previous "Reincarnation of Evil" album. It is certainly a very complex work full of surprises, made to leave its mark and last in time. The band thus marks a good step forward and confirms their creative drive and not wanting to conform to any musical genre but rather wanting to contribute to enriching the metal scene and raising their own way of conceiving the horror metal."
Hell Theater is a "horror metal" band formed in the Venice area (North-East Italy) in 2009 and has remained active mostly with live shows until today with some just line-up changes. In recent years they have returned exactly to the most famous line-up that produced their best works with the only introduction of the bassist GUH.LU as a guest, the live bassist of the Norwegian band Gorgoroth.
They compose horror-themed concept albums. Their way of doing horror metal could be defined as an influence between Thrash Metal, Progressive Metal, and classic Heavy Metal. The name of the band explains the meaning of their sound: "Theater" represents the vision of a horror show, while "Hell" expresses the stylistic direction of the band, both for the image and for the musical writing. Every single song is part of an album/music/work that develops as a multisensory concept.
Their previous work is the bloody aggressive EP "Smell Of Blood" and the most mature concept album "Reincarnation Of Evil" distributed by “My Graveyard Records”, a 60’ long album of 12 songs.
Ten years after, the authoritative exponents of Horror Metal are back with the release of their new Horror opera “S’ACCABADORA” distributed by “WormHoledeath Records”, an inspiring story based on “true legends” in about 60’ music and 11 songs. The story is based on a traditional Sardinian figure, the "female ACCABADORA" or " she who ends", who really existed in the past and perhaps still exists in very rural areas, to whom magical gifts were attributed, a sort of witch dressed in black. They always get a very good ranking (from 8 to 9 /10) from paper magazines and webzines such as “Metal Maniac”, “Metallized”, “Rock Hard”, “Metal Head”, “Rock& Metal in my Blood” and many others. “Heavy Metal webzine” declared that “Reincarnation of Evil” was the best metal debut in 2012. Their fan base is particularly faithful and spread all over the world.
The Dutch masters of horror Carach Angren are back with their 6(66)th full length 'Franckensteina Strataemontanus', which will see the light on June 26, 2020. In celebration, the horror outfit is now releasing the second new track from the album; 'Der Vampir von Nürnberg'.
The new offering can be seen, in the form of a lyric video, via the Season of Mist YouTube channel HERE. The link may be freely spread throughout your channels.
Carach Angren comment:-
"We proudly present you 'Der Vampir von Nürnberg', taken from our upcoming album. The song is a sub-story connected to the overarching horrifying concept on the album. Welcome to the world of a gruesome killer and vampiric necrophiliac dabbling in the wickedness of the occult!"
Please note that the release date was changed due to the COVID-19 situation. The new and correct release date is June 26, 2020
The Dutch masters of horror are back with their most flamboyant album so far. On 'Franckensteina Strataemontanus', Carach Angren resurrect the gruesome story of troubled soul ‘Conrad Dippel’; the inspiration of Mary Shelly’s novel 'Frankenstein'.
Carach Angren have extended all the sonic colours on their established palette to dazzling effect. Their trademark whipping guitars are weaving harsh melodies and sinister soundscapes, which are beautifully contrasted by opulent keyboards and majestic orchestrations. That Till Lindemann (RAMMSTEIN) and Peter Tägtgren (PAIN) have called upon the composition talent of Clemens "Ardek" Wijers is a telling sign of his outstanding mastery of the craft. Another signatory counterpoint is provided by Seregor's fierce rasping and shrieking vocals. Adding to the impact, Namtar has become a relentless driving force with his hart hitting yet intricate drumming. Each track on this album is a highlight on its own, while combined 'Franckensteina Strataemontanus ' simply shines.
Dutch Horror Metal purveyors Carach Angren unveil artwork and track-list of 'Franckensteina Strataemontanus'
The Dutch masters of horror Carach Angren are back with their 6(66)th full length 'Franckensteina Strataemontanus'! The new monster will be released on May 29, 2020 via Season of Mist. A first glimpse of music can be found in a teaser here!
Carach Angren comment:-
"We are very proud to announce the release of our upcoming sixth album, 'Franckensteina Strataemontanus'. On this album we resurrect the ghost of the infamous Johann Conrad Dippel and tell his story in a whirlwind of both horrible facts and fiction. Musically, there will be everything you have come to expect from us, taken to a whole new cinematic level. Get a taste of what is coming in the teaser below and prepare yourselves for the unearthing of our most ambitious album to date!"
Carach Angren are furthermore releasing the cover artwork, which is created by Stefan Heilemann, and track list of 'Franckensteina Strataemontanus'. Both can be be viewed above.
The Dutch masters of horror are back with their most flamboyant album so far. On 'Franckensteina Strataemontanus', CARACH ANGREN resurrect the gruesome story of troubled soul ‘Conrad Dippel’; the inspiration of Mary Shelly’s novel 'Frankenstein'.
CARACH ANGREN have extended all the sonic colours on their established palette to dazzling effect. Their trademark whipping guitars are weaving harsh melodies and sinister soundscapes, which are beautifully contrasted by opulent keyboards and majestic orchestrations. That Till Lindemann (RAMMSTEIN) and Peter Tägtgren (PAIN) have called upon the composition talent of Clemens "Ardek" Wijers is a telling sign of his outstanding mastery of the craft. Another signatory counterpoint is provided by Seregor's fierce rasping and shrieking vocals. Adding to the impact, Namtar has become a relentless driving force with his hart hitting yet intricate drumming. Each track on this album is a highlight on its own, while combined 'Franckensteina Strataemontanus ' simply shines.
CARACH ANGREN set out to tell ghost-stories with a set of paranormal cases recorded on the demo 'The Chase Vault Tragedy' (2004). This was soon followed by the official release of the 'Ethereal Veiled Existence' EP (2005) as a prelude to the haunting 'Lammendam' (2008). The Dutch had a clear vision of combining a dark baroque style of metal with horror based lyrical concepts. Their second full-length 'Death Came through a Phantom Ship' (2010) witnessed the band setting sail to bring their eccentric and capturing live performances to audiences and festivals all over Europe. In the wake of third album 'Where the Corpses Sink Forever' (2012), the haunting had reached the Americas and started to spread rapidly. This record added a serious side to the lyrics of CARACH ANGREN. While firmly remaining in the horror genre, their tales revolve around the evils of war. This mature streak was taken a step further with the fourth full-length 'This Is No Fairytale', which is on the surface a darker variation of the "Hansel and Gretel" story from the Brothers Grimm collection, but also deals with the too real topic of child abuse in a dysfunctional family. With ‘Dance And Laugh Amongst The Rotten’ (2017), the band returned to pure story telling with episodes that are centred on a girl playing a little too long with her Ouija board.
Now, Carach Angren return with the monster ‘Franckensteina Strataemontanus’, where the Dutch have pushed their unashamedly theatrical style to a new intense height. You do not believe us yet? Press play and have your soul transferred with this new elixir of life!
Just days away from kicking off their North American tour, Wednesday 13 and his boo crew have debuted a new lyric video for the latest single, 'Monster' (Feat. Cristina Scabbia of Lacuna Coil) from their recently released album, 'Necrophaze,' that is available now from Nuclear Blast Records.
Watch the lyric video for 'Monster' here: https://youtu.be/FE_m7Ya9c6s
Purchase 'Necrophaze' here: http://www.nuclearblast.com/w13-necrophaze
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“'Monster' is the 1st Wednesday 13 song recorded to feature guest vocals. I wanted something different than I had ever tried before and I wanted a female vocalist. Cristina was the perfect choice for this song. I gave her the lyrics and some minor details, and she came back with what you hear. She totally floored us with her amazing vocal range and adding a new element never heard on one of our songs before.” – Wednesday 13
“This collaboration was born from blackness. Wednesday and I are both fans of the darkest vision of art and music, and when I was asked to sing with him for the song 'Monster', I immediately visualized his concept and shared it with pleasure. What I love about this song is that some people in life are taking the worst out of us... but demonizing it all and pushing away the tension through notes is the best thing to do.” – Cristina Scabbia
Wednesday 13’s 8th studio album, 'Necrophaze,' is available now from Nuclear Blast Records. Featuring special guest appearances from, Alice Cooper, Roy Mayorga (Stone Sour), Alexi Laiho (Children Of Bodom), Jeff Clayton (GG Allin’s Murder Junkies) and Cristina Scabbia (Lacuna Coil) among others, 'Necrophaze' shocks and surprises with a cauldron of monster riffs and haunting lyrics and have listeners yearning for more.
Heavily influenced by real-life night terror occurrences of Wednesday himself, historical serial killers, and a slew of 80’s horror films, the ideas behind 'Necrophaze' are bizarrely familiar, frightening, and a hell of a lot of fun. Being a collector of both media and toys, Wednesday 13 was inspired by a craving for variety to create dual album artwork for this release (seen below). The covers showcase either end of the horror spectrum with a 'Creepshow' comic book vibe for the LP artwork, and the eeriness of something akin to John Carpenter’s 'The Fog' adorning the CD.
It's Halloween! And what better way to celebrate this event with a studio announcement from the masters of horror themselves; Carach Angren! The band is currently in studio for the recordings of their 6(66)th full length which, will be released via Season of Mist in 2020. Drummer Namtar has kicked off the recording last week at the Tidal Wave Studio in Germany.
Carach Angren comment:-
"After many incredible tours meeting our dedicated fans around the globe, we finally return to the studio! Over the past two years a lot of creativity and effort has already flown into preparing our sixth monstrous full length album. For recording drums, bass and guitars we return to familiar grounds, working with the talented Patrick Damiani at his Tidal Wave Studio in Germany while vocals and orchestral arrangements are being prepared in our own crypt. For the mix of the album we welcome a new force, namely Robert Carranza (Marilyn Manson), who's work up until now has impressed us very much. Get ready for another chapter of horror!"
With 'Dance and Laugh amongst the Rotten', Carach Angren are returning to "pure" storytelling with episodes that are centred on a girl playing a little too long with her Ouija board. The Dutch have pushed their unashamedly theatrical style to a new intense height. You do not believe us yet? Press play and unleash these radiant ghosts into your home…
The horror metallers Menschenfresser from Trier/Germany will release the successor of “Kannibalistische Reiter” on 5th of October this year. The name of the new album will be “Sterben”. The cover of “Sterben” is made by the "dancing devil" Tom Sullivan (Evil Dead) himself. In addition, Patrick Mameli of Pestilence plays a solo in a song as a guest musician. The album was mixed and mastered by Cemetary frontman Mathias Lodmalm. The band has published the cover and the track-list on their Facebook-page in advance.
Italian horror death metallers Gravesite are premiering the new track "Postmortem Fetal Extrusion (Coffin Birth)" through NoCleanSinging.com. The track hails from the band's highly anticipated second album, Neverending Trail of Skulls. Set for international release on August 1st via Xtreem Music, the album was recorded by Umberto Furlan at Black Sun Studio between October 2016 and February 2017, with a later mastering by Daniel Lowndes at Resonance Sound Studio and topped off by the artwork of Matteo Zanella. Hear Gravesite's "Postmortem Fetal Extrusion (Coffin Birth") in its entirety exclusively HERE.
Gravesite was formed back in 2014 by members from other bands like Haemophagus, Undeed Creep, and Cancer Spreading among others, and released a demo entitled Obsessed by the Macabre. This led to their signing with Xtreem Music, who released their debut album Horrifying Nightmares... in July 2015, which was formed by nine tracks of old-fashioned death metal in the best tradition of bands like Autopsy, Grave, Death, and Carcass. Hear the continuation of that tradition exclusively HERE, courtesy of NoCleanSinging.com. Also check out the title track to Never-ending Trail of Skulls at Xtreem Music's Soundcloud HERE and also at the label's official YouTube channel HERE.
The Italian horror metalheads Deathless Legacy are proud to officially present their new official videoclip for “Witches' Brew”. Directed by Andrea Falaschi, Deathless Legacy's drummer (The Necromancer), the video was recorded at Villa Webb, set in Bagni di Lucca (LU), residence of Lord Byron himself and location of the “Museo dell'Impossibile” developed by Christian Alpini.
“Witches' Brew” is the second official release from Deathless Legacy's third album “Dance With Devils”, to be released via Scarlet Records on January 27th.
Watch the brand new “Witches' Brew” video on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jRvdHUlGWRM
If you want to discover all the oddities behind “Witches' Brew” follow Deathless Legacy on Facebook: www.facebook.com/deathlessmetal
“Dance With Devils” has been announced by the first official track released “Headless Horseman”. Watch the official music video at the following link:
Italian Horror metallers Cadaveria have announced that their music will be featuring as soundtrack of the "Prepararsi Alla Morte" TV programme. Read and watch the band's announcement below:
"We are very excited to announce our deadly cooperation with director Luigi Pastore for the soundtrack of Prepararsi Alla Morte TV programme!" Produced by LuPa Films, “Prepararsi Alla Morte” is the first thanatological TV format (in Italian), dealing with the greatest mystery of every human being’s existence: death.
Cadaveria's music will be the soundtrack of all the episodes of the first series, debuting on the web on January 13, 2017. Moreover Cadaveria herself will be the guest of the special episode, already recorded in the esoteric city of Turin, that will conclude the season.
Watch the official video announcement here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZyVtZx5dsDA
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