After a long time since their second album "Element Of Sex", alien metallers Sick N' Beautiful are coming back with a new 4-piece line-up, a new single and a new no-holds-barred attitude. The song is a cover of "God Of Thunder", recorded originally by Kiss for the album "Destroyer" (1976).
Vocalist Herma states that:-
"When 'Element Of Sex' came out, we were full of enthusiasm and optimism. Unfortunately, in the last two years we have experienced the uglier side of the music industry. Some of us got tired of all the bullshit and decided to call it quits. We don't blame them."
Bassist Big Daddy Ray points out that:-
"The band has been put through an emotional and financial wringer, but things are getting resolved, and some lessons have been learned, hopefully. Still, this industry is not for the faint-hearted. "For this 'comeback' of sorts, we chose a Kiss cover because we wanted to go back to our artistic roots. Kiss was such an influential band, and we wanted to pay tribute to their music, of course, but we also wanted to find ourselves again in the process."
In the words of drummer Evey:-
"The new line-up, with guitarist Nemes, is leaner and meaner. Combine this with the current worldwide upheaval along with an unprecedented pandemic, and you'll understand how the songwriting on the new material is reflecting all of this".
"We would have never made it through these times without the help, support and sheer love from our fans. In fact, we recorded all the vocals for the song during a few live Twitch sessions. Fans got the chance to hear it all in real time and give us immediate feedback, even guiding us through the production! It was a lot of fun, and it's something unique and intimate that we want to repeat again soon!"
God Of Thunder (a Kiss cover) is available digitally on all platforms starting October 31 here: https://smarturl.it/snb-godofthunder
Link video: https://youtu.be/aXiQz5Pucb4
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Italian thrashers Netherblade are back with their first full-length album, "Reborn". Showcasing a ruthless attack of pure thrash metal in its most intense and catchy form, "Reborn" will be released on October 16th 2020 through Dark Hammer Legion/Volcano Records.
Having channelled their primal instincts with simple yet effective fare on a couple of singles and an EP in four years, the band on their debut album sound straightforward while occasionally offering some acutely atmospheric and almost progressive moments, bearing comparisons with Exodus, Death Angel, Artillery and even old Machine Head.
Netherblade was born from the ashes of Milan's metal band Blindeath in 2016. Shortly after the first rehearsals, Dan, Luca and Simone hired Riccardo Bona as second guitarist and Andrea Ledda for the frontman position.
Towards the end of 2016 the band signed to ETN Records and released their debut single, "Thieves' Den", only in digital format on all major platforms and stores. In support of the single, the group also released an official video clip in order to make more waves in the underground circuit.
In 2017 Netherblade signed to Vomit Arcanus Prod. and started working on their first EP, "Annihilation of Self", which was released in 2018. To support the EP, the band launched two singles in lyric video and official video clip formats on YouTube, while the whole EP was being released in digital format on all the usual platforms.
In 2019 Riccardo left the band and was promptly replaced by Davide: with this line-up, the band entered the studio and started recording the debut album, entitled "Reborn", at the beginning of 2019. The record will be release and distributed via Dark Hammer Legion and Volcano Records.
Danilo Sunna - Drums
Simone Aiello - Guitar
Davide Zacco - Guitar
Andrea Ledda - Vocals
Fabio Vanotti - Bass
*Luca Frisenna - Bass on the album
Italian Metalcore horde The End At The Beginning unveil new single "Water" taken from the new EP "Elements"
Italian metalcore warriors The End At The Beginning revealed "Water", the second single taken from the new EP "Elements" out on June 1st 2020. The song was produced by Federico Ascari at Wavemotion Recordings. Listen "Water" HERE.
Speaking about the new track, the band says:
"'Water' is the second single taken from the EP called “Elements”. The song talks about the feeling of loss of a loved one. Through moments of denial and desperation, the song explores the path to deal with this feeling. This drives to the epiphany: we can’t erase the pain but the love we felt will remain as a guiding light above our choices. In order to represent this setting, a melancholy and melodic sound pervades the entire song supported by a leading orchestral section".
The End At The Beginning is a Metalcore band born in Bologna (Italy) in 2011. The band released its first EP in 2012 while In 2014 released its first unsigned LP: "Appearances". In 2016 the band signed with Famined Records the release of "Revelations", the second LP. They have also started to gain international attention winning the "Unsigned Artist Of The Month" competition by Artery Recordings in April 2015 and starting to play European shows. After a long break started in 2018 that saw the leaving of the singer and guitarist, the band announces the return in 2019 with a new line-up with Nicolò Bazzani as the singer and Massimo Bontempi as the guitarist. The band has been writing new material, pushing the boundaries of the modern metal sound and incorporating strong melodic elements thanks to a particular attention in the arrangements and vocal production.
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Ravenscry has unveiled a video for “The Door Inside,” the latest in a weekly series of lyric videos leading up to the May 15 release of the album 100.
Watch “The Door Inside” at https://youtu.be/r07aMfSeVdM.
Musically, “The Door Inside” is a combination of both the “classic” and the renewed sound of the Italian alt-metal band. Mighty 8-string riffs and chords give way to melodic synths and even catchier vocals – in a sense, exploring new shores while keeping the same bold attitude.
Giulia Stefani states that:-
“In a similar way, you can find a sort of dichotomy in the lyrics, where personal research can deepen one of our greatest inner struggles: the never-ending ‘fight’ between instinct and rationality. This conflict becomes ‘louder’ when we have to make choices, and yet we don’t face them the same way every time. Sometimes we want to be more rational, sometimes we wish to fulfil our desires and sometimes we just have to find the right balance in order to take the best decision. Everyone finds their answers, although we all know that there’s only one thing we have to leave outside the door: fear.”
The melodic metal band is launching back onto the global metal scene with the highly anticipated 100. Featuring dramatically soaring vocals, bone-shaking rhythms and dark songwriting, for nearly a decade this fierce group has been hooking millions of listeners worldwide with their infectious anthems. Their first album in three years, 100 attests to Ravenscry’s bold return. With more energy, more melody and even smarter lyrics, 100 stays true to the core of Ravenscry’s sound while remaining accessible enough to hook even more new listeners. Sincere, intelligent and brutally honest — the album sums up the human experience to a tee, from epic highs to soul-crushing lows.
Ravenscry released “Maybe,” the first official single and video from 100, last month. Watch “Maybe” here: https://youtu.be/ROgLlZSBfzE.
“The Entertainer” – a song inspired by entertainers who keep audiences smiling while silently struggling and fighting personal demons – was the first in the lyric video series and can be viewed at https://youtu.be/41FhzbVAar0.
100 was produced by Ravenscry, mixed by Roberto Laghi (In Flames, Hardcore Superstar) and mastered by Dragan Tanasković (In Flames, Dark Tranquillity). The album features artwork by Spanish artist Mario “Aégis” S. Nevado.
Pre-order 100 now via the Ravenscry webstore at https://store.ravenscryband.com/.
Ravenscry first made a mark on the world in 2011 with their debut album, One Way Out, and began steadily grinding their way up the ranks of the global metal scene. In 2014, the band spearheaded a campaign to raise awareness about violence against women with the release of The Attraction of Opposites and the single “Alive,” released on International Women’s Day. 2017 saw the release of the concept album The Invisible, which told a complex and mystifying coming of age tale, followed by numerous European festival appearances and tours with Angra and Geoff Tate’s Operation: Mindcrime.
Giulia Stefani - Vocals
Mauro Paganelli - Guitar
Federico Schiavoni - Guitar
Andrea "Fagio" Fagiuoli - Bass
Simone “Simon” Carminati - Drums
Italian Melodic Metallers Ravenscry have released their new music video and single for 'Maybe', the track is taken from the forthcoming studio album '100', which will be out on May 15th, 2020. The video can be viewed here: https://youtu.be/ROgLlZSBfzE
The video was directed by Salvatore Perrone.
Dramatically soaring vocals, bone-shaking rhythms and darkly real songwriting.
The album was produced by Ravenscry. Mixed by Roberto Laghi (In Flames, Mustasch, Sonic Syndicate). Mastered by Dragan Tanasković (In Flames, Dark Tranquillity, Evergrey). Artwork and graphics by Mario "Aégis" S. Nevado.
Ravenscry is a female-fronted, melodic-metal band from Italy who are currently launching back onto the global metal scene with their highly-anticipated, new album “100”. To this day, they have released three full-length albums, charted in the Spotify metal charts; and stacked up streams in the millions for a number of their smash singles. They have also worked with numerous famous producers, who have crafted the sound for icons like Alice Cooper, Steve Vai, Marilyn Manson, In Flames and Megadeth. Following the release of a highly ambitious concept album, “The Invisible” (2017), Ravenscry are back. More energy. More melody. Even smarter lyrics. The latest evolution of their sound is one that stays true to the core of their sound, whilst still being extra accessible for new listeners.
Giulia Stefani - Vocals
Mauro Paganelli - Guitars
Federico Schiavoni - Guitars
Andrea "Fagio" Fagiuoli - Bass
Simone "Simon" Carminati - Drums
Just 10 days and on April 3rd, 2020 the new Witches Of Doom album "Funeral Radio" will be released and it will unveil all the decadent and dark art of Rome-based Gothic Doom Metal band.
"Coma Moonlight" is the second song taken from "Funeral Radio". Here is the audio track at https://youtu.be/-REGRzYNTKs
“Funeral Radio” will be a modern, creative and original expression of the Doom, Gothic and Stoner elements of the band. Just push your mind beyond every limit to discover new territories and emotions with Witches Of Doom dark world.
International project Enzo The Glory Ensemble unveil new video from their new album "In The Name Of The World Spirit"
Enzo And The Glory Ensemble unleash new Video for "Try To Put In Pit The Fear" featuring Kobi Farhi (Orphaned Land). Check it out below; new Album "In The Name Of The World Spirit" coming out this Friday March 27 via Rockshots Records.
Following up the previous albums ‘In the Name of the Father’ and ‘In The Name of The Son’, composer Enzo Donnarumma teamed up once again with Gary Wehrkamp (Shadow Gallery) for the production of the new record entitled ‘In The Name Of The World Spirit’.
Enzo and The Glory Ensemble’s stellar line-up includes Enzo Donnarumma, Marty Friedman, Kobi Farhi (Orphaned Land), Ralf Scheepers (Primal Fear), Mark Zonder (Fates Warning, Warlord), Gary Wehrkamp & Brian Ashland (Shadow Gallery), Nicholas Leptos (Warlord, Arrayan Path), Derek Corzine & Amulyn Braught Corzine (Whisper from Heaven) , David Brown (Metatrone), Alessandro Battini (Dark Horizon), Maria Londino and Francesco Romeggini (S91), Mr Jack, Claudia Coticelli and Clara People.
In addition to this out-of-this-world line-up, bass player Philip Bynoe (from Steve Vai’s backing band) joined the Glory Ensemble for the new album.
Lasting over one hour across 13 tracks, ‘In The Name Of The World Spirit’ will be definitely a must-have for all those who are into progressive metal with ethnic influences. This final chapter of the trilogy is a bridge between the western and the eastern cultures, besides a huge step towards a top-notch production. The balance between the instrumental parts and the vocals are now improved, while the ethnic arrangements are driven by the magnificent Weza Meza Choir ensemble from Congo. Once again, thanks to the massive choir section, ‘In The Name Of The World Spirit’ sets a new standard into the so-called “Gospel Metal” scene.
"Nothingness (It's Everyone's Fate)" OFFICIAL AUDIO ➤ https://youtu.be/GX5jZNgY8Kk
"Last Weep" VIDEO ➤ https://youtu.be/elzcvzBDHpU
"In The Name Of The World Spirit" is set to be released on March 27 via Rockshots Records
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Mastered by Simone Mularoni at Domination Studio
Modern Metal band Reasons Behind have signed a deal with Scarlet Records for the release of their new album ‘Project: M.I.S.T.’.
Founded in 2010 by guitarist and songwriter Gabriele Sapori, Reasons Behind evolved from a Symphonic Metal band with electronic influences to a more synth-oriented sounding outfit.
The crystal-clear, powerful voice of Elisa Bonafè dances between catchy and enthralling melodies, combined with both modern Swedish Metal and Metalcore riffs (thanks to bass player Michele Cavalca and Andrea Gambini's drumming) and immersed in Trance / Dubstep / Eurodance atmospheres, enriched by lyrics that depict all the facets of human existence.
‘Project: M.I.S.T.’ is a concept album about life and reality, a story that unfolds through 11 compelling tracks illustrated by the evocative artwork of Gustavo Sazes (Amaranthe, Epica, Angra, Arch Enemy). The album was mixed and mastered by Giuseppe “Dualized” Bassi (Fear Factory,
Italian death metallers Manam have just released the new video 'The Silver Bride', second single off their sophomore album 'Ouroboros', coming out on April 3 via Rockshots Records!
Marco Salvador, mastermind and songwriter of the band, comments about the song:-
"'The Silver Bride' is the second single from 'Ouroboros'. It's a power ballad, with great importance given to the strings and a beautiful melody that will ring in your head. The lyrics are written in the form of a poetry, which talks about our lost innocence, our inner child that still lives in us and screams for being listened. It's Manams first song with clean vocals only. "
Alongside the official video on YouTube, the track is also available as digital single on the major online stores:
Following-up to the previous 'Rebirth Of Consciousness", the new record is a concept album about alchemical initiation in the typical Manam's style made of epic, cathartic and emotional songs.
With influences that range from death metal to classical music and jazz, their music can be better described as "spiritual metal", a metaphysical power that transcends any labels or mental wall.
Pre-orders of the forthcoming album 'Ouroboros' are now open at the record label's official store:
Marco Salvador: Lead Vocals, Lead Guitar
Marco Montipò: Bass, Backing Vocals
Nicola De Cesero: Drums
Thomas Montefusco: Rhythm Guitar
Luca Mantovani: Rhythm Guitar
All music and Lyrics by Marco Salvador except for "The Silver Bride", music by Marco Montipò & Marco Salvador
Italian death metal stalwarts Across The Swarm will release their new album "Projections" on April 10th, 2020 via Time To Kill Records.
A video for the album title track has been released today and you can watch it HERE!
The band comments:
"'Projections' shows how much we have evolved during the years, as it intertwines our typical brutal riffs with new melodic elements. Seneca once said: 'we die a little every day'. 'Projections' represents the path that we must walk: a passage between lights and shadows, a perpetual growth opposed to an imminent decay".
The album was produced by Simone Mularoni and Simone Bertozzi at Domination Studios (Rhapsody, Labyrinth, Gory Blister) and mixed by Steve Wright (Dying Fetus, Misery Index). All songs feature Raphael Saini (Iced Earth, Cripple Bastards) on drums.
Pre-orders are available here: https://acrosstheswarm-ttk.bandcamp.com/album/projections
Formed in 2013, Across The Swarm's exhilarating brand of death metal and charged live shows have quickly earned them a reputation as one of the most exciting acts to emerge from the Italian metal scene.
The group's complex and dynamic sound along with their resonating live performances helped the band quickly rise to prominence. Following the release of their self-titled EP in December 2013, they took to the road sharing the stage with acts such as Fleshgod Apocalypse, The Modern Age Slavery, Electrocution, Hideous Divinity and Hate.
In 2016 the band released the "Waiting for the Hyenas" single to considerable acclaim. It wasn't long before they caught the eye of Time To Kill Records who welcomed them to their roster. The band's new album "Projections" will be released in spring 2020. Its diverse sound defies categorization while delivering a blend of aggressive attitude, emotive expression and modern flair, garnering a range of stylistic comparisons from classics like Suffocation to modern heavy hitters such as Despised Icon and Decapitated.
Francesco A. Flagiello – Vocals
Marco Lambertini – Guitar
Luca Sammartino – Guitar
Mirco Diana – Bass
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