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
Purchase 'Necrophaze' bundles here: https://theoraclemanagementmerch.com/collections/wednesday-13
“'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
Canadian horror inspired symphonic power metallers Malacoda (named after a demon from Dante’s ‘Divine Comedy’) return with their new six track EP 'Ritualis Aeterna' out now as of December 2nd. The EP is the follow up to their well-received 2014 self-titled debut album. Packed with dark atmosphere, originality and innovation, this is gothic power metal for the 21st century with intelligence and intensity to rival that of their infernal inspirations!
Vocalist Lucas Di Mascio comments on the EP:
"After a long journey filled with equal measures of happiness and misery, large helpings of hope and despair, and a pinch of euphoria and rage.... we can finally say "It's here!" Enjoy the tracks, and we'll see you on the road soon.... These six tracks are full of character and are definitely a sign of things to come."
'Ritualis Aterna' is now available digitally on iTunes and on CD at MalacodaMetal.com plus can be heard in full stream at http://www.malacodametal.com/music.
Plus the band's new music video inspired by the since canceled Showtime TV show by the same name 'Penny Dreadful' can be viewed at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NTJfr292o7g.
The video was directed, produced and edited by The Laundry Design Works. The song explores the themes of the show, each section of the song being a different character's personal struggles. Just as the show paid homage to horror's roots, the band's music video pays respects to classic horror films, using only practical effects to achieve everything from the dark corruption of the blood in the veins of the possessed woman, to the sped up and jerky motions the band members display as the song crescendos.
Eternal Halloween are about to raise eyebrows within religious establishments following their ‘controversial’ depiction of Christ as his evil counterpart. The band has released its debut music video ‘Eternal Halloween’ - a clear invitation into their reign...
Lead by Dave Devil the members of this anonymous group are ft to be described as condemned souls leading their own revolution against modern society and religious establishments. Not much of a surprise as Jesus Christ is depicted by Dave Devil in a re-enactment
of his cruxifction:
“Praying has never solved my problems anyhow…life gets tougher with the weak killing them by getting sick”.
They are neither the frst nor the last band within the Metal scene which is bound to fuel
the controversy between Metal music and the religious groups which oppose the genre.
Check their self-titled music video below
Regardless of which side you are on, Metal music has on multiple occasions being accused for putting religious topics into question and what is largely ignored within this argument is the fact that most metal bands use the imagery and themes of multiple religions and occult practices yet in obedience to none. Ghost have been described as "Grammy Winning Satanic Band” whilst according to The Guardian over 6,000 residents of Wales and England register their religion as “heavy metal”.
With heavy riffs, catchy choruses and theatrics inspired by an amalgamation between Rammstein and Rob Zombie, Eternal Halloween invite you to give in to your desires, embrace your sins and feast with them on the eve of your last supper.Sit back and enjoy the ride, it will get bumpy, so you better hang tight….
Eternal Halloween is:
Dave Devil: Vocals/Guitars
Rudolf Dionkeldei: Keyboards/Backing Vocals
Damien Schweinsteiger: Guitars/Backing Vocals
Katryna Draven: Bass
Markus Mortem: Drums
Global Metal Apocalypse