Hungarian symphonic metal band Meteora have released the music video for "Slave of Creation".
The song taken from the band's 3rd full-length album ...of Shades and Colours, out now via H-Music.
"We are very happy to present to you ’…of Shades and Colours’, the next milestone in the history of the band. We invite you to a musical journey through the thousand faced realm of symphonic metal about the plentiful colours of the world, and endless shades of people. Ranging from the power metal vibes of ’Wings of Rebellion’ and ’Immortal’, through the gothic darkness of ’Danse Macabre’ (ft. Chris Harms from Lord of the Lost), the baroque styled ’Home’, the oriental melodies of ’Voices Within’ to the classic Meteora feel of ’Pests’ we hope you will enjoy the ride. It was a blast working with KVVKamarakórus (choirs) and Ádám Kurucz (guitar solos) again, without them we couldn’t have brought you the songs as they are now."
"Let’s celebrate the release with a music video for one of our favourite tracks off the album, ’Slave of Creation’! One of the last tracks written for the album back in early 2021, its lyrical theme is about how mankind has always limited itself through ever evolving ideas and constructs. During the writing process the song grew out of the male vocals in the second part of the choir. I had Warrel Danes voice in my head and wanted to create something with a little bit of a Nevermore vibe, and thus the guitars became more prominent here than in most of our other works. The video was shot this June with Minusfilm in Budapest."
Hungarian symphonic metallers Meteora announce new album “...Of Shades and Colours” to be released in September
Hungarian symphonic metallers Meteora announce new album “...Of Shades and Colours” to be released in September!
The band released a statement about the album:-
“We proudly announce our third studio album "...Of Shades and Colours", being released early September this year!
Featuring 13 tracks in total, including three orchestral intro songs, this album is our most ambitious record so far. Showcasing all the colours of the band we invite our listeners to a journey through power, gothic and death metal all wrapped in heavy orchestration. We expanded on the three vocal setup that we started on "Tragedy oO Delusion", with Noémi being the heart and soul of the music, accompanied by the beastly growls of Máté, and powerful vocals of Atilla. As always the music incorporates grand choirs, delivered this time by KVVKamarakórus, led by the phenomenal Viktor Magyaróvári, and with whom you may be familiar from our re-released version of "Our Paradise".
We had the pleasure to have Chris Harms from Lord Of The Lost as a guest vocalist for the song "Danse Macabre", and our old friend Ádám Kurucz playing the guitar solos on the album. As always the cover artwork was made by our long time graphic designer, István Lajcsák.”
Hungarian symphonic metallers Meteora release lyric video "Danse Macabre" ft. Chris Harms (Lord Of The Lost)
Hungarian symphonic metal band Meteora release new lyric video for "Danse Macabre", ft. Chris Harms of Lord Of The Lost.
Atilla Király states:
"The song is about the circle of life, no matter who you are, in the Dance of Death we are the same. One of the first songs written for the third album, with Danse Macabre I had two goals in mind. Making a gothic waltz, and trying to win Chris Harms from Lord of the Lost to appear as a guest in it. The latter was more like a dream, than a goal set in stone, but as it turned out Chris was interested in working with us on the song, and delivered the phenomenal level of vocals he always does.
Chris Harms states:-
"I don't want to fanboy too much, but one of the best metal voices in my book doing a duet with Noémi on a Meteora song still feels insane. The hardest part for us was keeping quiet about it since December to be honest. We had a good friend, Ádám Kurucz do guest solos on the album, this is his debut as well, with many more to come. The video itself is a creation of Dronicon Films, who worked with artists such as Katatonia and Swallow the Sun, and as soon as we saw their art style we knew it would be a perfect fit for our gothic dance."
Hungarian prog / melodic death thrash metallers Solidity drop new album "Evolution Of Prodigality"; lyric video "Fake Sunrise" out now
Solidity have released their second album, “Evolution of Prodigality”, which features complex and melodic riffs, but modern, progressive parts and electronic elements play a much bigger role than ever before. These ingredients actually play a very well thought role in the music due to the album’s semi-conceptual nature. On top of that, lead singer Attila also combines his melodic voice with deep growls, giving a unique listening experience to all lovers of the genre. The album contains 8 new songs and 3 bonus tracks. Strongly recommended to the fans of Opeth, Scar Symmetry, Nevermore, and Sybreed!
Lead singer Attila Kovács commented:
“Our first single, “Fake Sunrise” is memorable, easy to take in, and at the same time eclectic enough to introduce the listener to most of the elements you can hear on the album. The intro is followed by cynical lyrics, and melodies to enhance this message; then we immediately guide the listener into heavier, darker territories for a few seconds to which only the arc of the chorus brings some solace. Then the roller coaster starts again with no chance to drop out!”
Guitarist, songwriter, lyricist László Triesz commented:
“The song is about religious fanaticism, and of those who are completely blinded by their faith, as it slowly takes over their lives.”
1. Enticed By Mortality
2. The Old Raven
4. Evolution Of Prodigality Part I.: Death Certificate
5. Evolution Of Prodigality Part II.: Perfect Objection
6. Evolution Of Prodigality Part III.: Fake Sunrise
7. Evolution Of Prodigality Part IV.: Masterpiece Of A Stoned Heart
9. Off Season (Bonus track)
10. Szem beszél (Bonus track)
11. Enticed By Mortality (Radio edit - Bonus track)
Order your copy here: shop.hmusic.hu/termek/solidity-evolution-of-prodigality-cd/
Follow the band on Facebook: Solidity | Facebook - facebook.com/solidityband
Following the release of their highly anticipated studio album Requiem via Loma Vista Recordings in February, Korn shares a new video for the next single "Worst Is on Its Way". The Craig Bernard and Culley Bunker-directed visual shows the band's high energy performance of the song in greyscale as individual members of the band are decomposed into animated particles with a series of visual effects. The 9-track album features the hit single "Start the Healing," which peaked at #1 on the Active Rock chart, in addition to the previously released tracks "Forgotten," which Rolling Stone described as "explosive" and "Lost In The Grandeur," which dropped as a final taste of Requiem just a few days before the record's release.
Recently described by GQ as "bold and iconoclastic" and released to high acclaim including recent features on the covers of Revolver and King Kong magazines, Requiem is produced by Korn and Chris Collier. Energized by a new creative process free of time constraints, the band was able to do things with Requiem that the past two decades haven't always afforded them, such as taking additional time to experiment together or diligently recording to analogue tape - processes which unearthed newfound sonic dimension and texture in their music.
Additionally, Korn is slated to take their live show across a worldwide run of headline festival and amphitheater tour dates kicking off this summer and running into the fall. The extensive tour begins with a headline performance at Daytona Beach's Welcome To Rockville festival before kicking off EU/UK dates in Amsterdam on May 25th. The tour will see stops in Berlin, London, Stockholm, Budapest and more before returning stateside for dates in Denver, Charlotte, Dallas, Boise and others. Tickets are currently available for purchase HERE.
Watch "Worst Is On Its Way" and listen to Requiem above, see full tour routing, album details and information on the band below and stay tuned for more Korn coming soon.
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So we now know who the winners of the GMA Awards 2021 were, but to wrap up the event in it's entirety and bid farewell to 2021 and usher in 2022, we must turn to the last bunch of awards - 'Metal Release By Country / Area'.
Usually these would include the flag of the band's nation, but given the events in Afghanistan this year among other political turmoil, I felt it would be prudent to forgo any flags and just list the winners.... so without further ado here are the....
"Under The Verdict"
"The Search For
The Dark Star"
"Beyond Unseen Gateways"
"In The Mouth Of Madness"
Black Serpent Ritual
BOSNIA - HERZEGOVINA
"Abyss Of Lost Souls"
"A Whole New Land"
"暮色绽放 Twilight Blooming"
Act Of Denial
Cycles Of Revocation
"Capítulo 1: Repugnante Negocio Del Terror"
Ghosts Of Atlantis
"A Legacy Of Vengeance"
"Lullabies Of Mountain Beasts"
"Empire Of Sins"
ISLE OF MAN
Serenity In Murder
"Midnight Bloody Dances"
"Te Ho Ngeza"
"Cold In Our Hearts"
"Sub Cultura Urii"
Scorn Of Creation
"Todas Las Sangres"
"Eulogy For The Gods"
Dethrone The Corrupted
"The Amygdaloid Decay"
Seraph In Travail
"A Black Death Incense"
"Covered in Concrete"
From The Abyss
"Carving The Fires Of Akhet"
"Chronicles Of War"
"Throne Of Control"
Her Last Sight
"Monument Of Reclamation"
"Mankind / Obsolete"
"Decades Of Suffering"
"The Constitutional Sacrifice"
The Iridium Experiment
"The Order Of Satan's Rage"
Deep Inside Us
"Untitled 2021 Demo"
"Death To Traitors"
"The Ultimate Dream. Plan B: Disposal Of Humanity"
"Belong To Hell"
"Ashes Of Dead Worlds"
"Annihilation Of Mankind"
"Vol. 4: Toxicolandia"
Apes Of God
"En El Recinto De La Tempestad"
Sol Draconi Septem
Beneath The Void
"Attack Of The 50ft Lobsters"
"The Inheritance Of Beauty"
"Gurus Of Destruction"
"Chaos Of Fear"
Becoming The Entity
"Signs Of Saturn"
"Empire Of Glass"
Robot Death Monkey
"Shame Of The Proud Angel"
"A Common Theories"
"Prelude To The Apocalypse"
"A Lip To Earth, A Lip To Heaven & A Tongue To The Stars"
"Punishment In The World To Come"
UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
"Terror in Thrace"
The Only Survivor
"The Birth Of Anger"
"Thy Kingdom Kong"
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
Global Metal Release Of The Year
WARRIOR OF LIGHT
Breakthrough African Band
Breakthrough Asian Band
Breakthrough European Band
Breakthrough North & Central American Band
Breakthrough Oceanian Band
Breakthrough South American Band
Breakthrough UK Band
BEYOND EXTINCTION (ESSEX)
GHOSTS OF ATLANTIS (ESSEX / SUFFOLK)
Breakthrough International Band
Music Video Of The Year
Cradle Of Filth - Necromantic Fantasies
Since their debut, Hangok (1994), the four-piece around singer / guitarist Zoltán “Zoli” Farkas has regularly delivered new power to their devotees. With their return to form on Reborn, Ektomorf impressively showcase their undeniable thrash metal power. Today, they’ve released a new video for their single “Fear Me” off Reborn!
Guitarist & Singer Zoltán “Zoli” Farkas about “Fear Me”:
“One more video from the Reborn album, dedicated to the Ektomorf family across the globe! I hope this will make your day! “Fear Me“ is tight and heavy riffs, with some amazing harmonies in the mid part. I send this song to those in my life who deserve it on a maximum level! You’re welcome to do the same.”
Watch the Music Video for “Fear Me” HERE:
Only three years after the release of their chart-breaking full-length, Fury (2018), Reborn ignites a blazing fire with its heavy sound and harsh lyrics that will burn any genre limitations to the ground. Their 15th studio album breathes the spirit of the “Big Four” – Metallica, Slayer, Anthrax and Megadeth – while at the same time, beginning a completely independent new chapter of Ektomorf.
- Zoltán Farkas - Vocals, Guitars
- Ábris Hagya - Guitars
- Csaba Zahorán - Bass
- Kàlmàn Olàh – Drums
Ever since bursting onto the scene in 2000, Budapest’s Bornholm has been an unstoppable force in the black and pagan metal scene. Touring with household names like Ex Deo, Varg, Arkona and many more, the Hungarian four-piece powerhouse has made a name for themselves with spectacular live shows and four tremendous studio albums. Now, Bornholm are ready to take their career to another level with leading Austrian metal label Napalm Records as a strong partner by their side!
Listen to Bornholm’s Primaeval Pantheons in full HERE
Bornholm singer and guitarist Sahsnot about signing to Napalm Records:
“The time has come to bring you some great news. We spent the last two years working harder than ever. In the meantime, the world changed completely, but it had no influence on us at all. We began to work on our next record - we have the toughest, longest and most unforgettable work period behind us. As a result, we have signed with Napalm Records, currently one of the best and strongest record labels. It means huge progress for us and we hope the new record will live up to its hopes. We are really grateful for them as they put their trust in the record and the band. A new era begins in our lives and I think we’ve found our place.”
New music from Bornholm’s upcoming fifth studio album via Napalm Records will be announced soon!
- Sahsnot – Guitar/Vocals
- Agarez – Guitar
- Charun – Bass
- D – Drums
Hungarian death metal band Damnation are set to release their debut material via Pest Records. Established in Makó, Hungary by ex-Thy Catafalque guitarist János Juhász in 2020, Damnation soon evolved into a full line-up formation featuring experienced musicians from the Hungarian underground:
- János Juhász - ex. Thy Catafalque, Gort (Guitarist / Songwriter)
- Árpád Szenti - Ahriman, Athame, Evil's Tears, Mörbid Carnage, Sentio Ergo Sum (Drums)
- Péter Gáspár - Gort (Bass)
- Ádám Forczek - Needless (Lyrics / Vocals)
- Tamás Bárány - Needless (Lead guitars / Solos)
- Zoltán Kónya - Gire, Gort (Recording / Mixing / Mastering)
- István Verebes - Shiva (Logo)
The band's debut material titled "Majesty In Degradation" will be soon released via Pest Records (a Loud Rage Music chapter) on jewel-case CD format, and the first single, Ziggurat Of The Necrocommand, is now available for streaming here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1iFH8ZtMdi4
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