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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
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