Dark metal institution Agathodaimon have officially signed a worldwide record deal with Napalm Records. Formed by Sathonys (guitar) and Matthias Rodig (drums) the German five-piece quickly evolved, performed at major European festivals and released six studio albums throughout their vast career.
Seven years after their highly praised full length In Darkness, Agathodaimon reunited in February 2020 and are currently working on new material! More to be announced soon!
Guitarist Sathonys states:
"We’re proud to announce that we have signed a deal with Napalm Records! As some of you know, Agathodaimon was put on hold for years. We've been working on a reunion for many months though, to get back in shape- and when we finally felt ready and announced the comeback in February, we were hoping to find a good partner soon, to release our next album. Yet, I didn't expect that we would be contacted by Napalm right away, a label that has developed in such an impressive way over the course of the last decades. Not only being able to sign lots of excellent bands, but who also managed to gather an impressive team of specialists over the course of time, all fully dedicated to and passionate about metal. So, here we are, and we couldn't be more excited to be part of their artist roster. We're absolutely looking forward to working with these guys!"
Napalm Records A&R Sebastian Muench adds:
"In 1998, Agathodaimon released Blacken The Angel an absolute masterpiece! As many, back in the good old days, I heard first about the band when I bought Metal Hammer Germany magazine and listened to the sampler CD that came with it. The song "Tristetea Vehementa" on the Off Road Tracks Vol. 10 Metal Hammer compilation made me fan for life. Agathodaimon was able to perfectly combine the best elements from Symphonic Metal, Gothic Metal and Black Metal. The song "Body of Clay" is arguably even one of the best Doom Metal songs. All five album releases followed that recipe and resulted in some very unique and timeless classic albums. We are super excited to work with Agathodaimon in the future!"
Ashtrael - vocals
Sathonys - guitar and vocals
Nakhateth - guitar
Von Yanesh - bass
Mortos - drums
Thai Symphonic Power Metallers Melodius Deite sign with Art Gates Records; new album "Elysium" due out October
Art Gates Records are proud to announce Thai symphonic & progressive power metal act Melodius Deite as the new artist to join their international roster. The five pieced combo is formed back in 2007 and is characterized by their advanced skills and the unique combination of Heavy Metal subgenres, such as symphonic metal, power metal, progressive metal and even the most extreme genres.
In words of the band:-
"We feel more than happy to work with Art Gates Records. They’re really professional and dedicated, definitely a great record label. We’re so excited and can’t wait to show you what we got with the new album"
After releasing 3 albums: "Episode 1: Dream On", "Episode II: Voyage Through the World of Fantasy", "Episode III: The Archangels of the Olympians", the band is ready to release their fourth and brand new album "Elysium" in October 2020 through Art Gates Records worldwide.
The album has been recorded at Melodius Deite Studio, mixed and mastered by Pawel Karlinski at Karlin Studio in Poland and produced by Biggie Phanrath.
More info at www.artgatesrecords.com
Loss Of Infection is a South Korean deathcore band formed in January 2019 when Heewook-Lee, Seolmin kim and Jongwook-Shin left the band Tornself, which was active in Daegu, and recruited bass player Jaehyeop Oh, former member of Noa. In the early days, the group pursued a rather slow tempo, a doom element and a core tendency. Loss Of Infection released their first single, Venom Prison (2019), but soon changed their style and released a second single, The Haunted (early 2020), which is faster and with a stronger tendency toward hardcore.
In the first half of 2019, the band mainly performed with local metal bands but in the second half of 2019, they started supporting major band such as Slaughter To Prevail, Within Destruction, Signs Of The Swarm. Loss Of Infection are influenced by Chelsea Gran, White Chapel, Black Tongue, Falsifier, Thy Art Is Murder, Varials, Knocked Loose, etc, which features the development between death metal and hardcore but the group are also suitable for deathcore, doom and ambient audiences. They are currently recording the upcoming EP release Dark Dimension.
Loss Of Infection are:
Heewook Lee – Vocal | Seolmin Kim – Guitar | Jaehyeop Oh – Bass | Jongwook Shin – Drum
Band links: Facebook | Youtube | Instagram | On Sliptrick
Venezuelan death metal veterans Sentencia sign with Wormholedeath and unleash "Solve et Coagula" album trailer
Venezuela's death metal legends Sentencia are back, after 25 years and announce the signing with Wormholedeath and their new album "Solve et Coagula".
"In this new album Sentencia's lyrics speak about the Death, Anti-Christianity, Society, Chaos and Misanthropy. Showing the life-vision of the band's members"
"Solve et Coagula" will be released on 31/07/2020 via Wormholedeath/The Orchard.
Sentencia is a death metal band formed in Caracas Venezuela in 1988. After several presentations at the local scene, the band records their first demo tape at 1991. In 1993 they released the second demo called "Silence" with songs recorded the year before. This demo includes a song well known by the local specialized media named "Racism" within the band made a fusion with afro and Caribbean sounds. In 1994, Sentencia released their third demo, recorded in a live concert at RajaTabla café, Caracas, which eventually turns into a split demo with Extremaunción Band at the end of 1994.
In 1995 Sentencia released their fourth demo named "tape 95", which made a preview of the songs that were recorded for their first production named Roots (that later was named as Inner Agression), Sons from the South and a new version of Racism from 1993. In the middle of 1995 the band released the first CD production simply called Sentencia. After some concerts and presentations around the country, the band disbanded definitely in 1996. Sentencia remains as a cult band in the Venezuelan metal culture 25 years after they come back with their second professional studio work called "Solve et Coagula".
Ricardo Toscano: Guitar, Piano & keyboards, Tenor Saxophone.
Enzo Querci: Guitar, Bass and lead vocals.
Guest: Aldo T. : Drums
Season of Mist are proud to announce the signing of Japanese music collective VAMPILLIA. More details about the new record will follow in due time.
The band comments: “It's a great honor for us to join the Season of Mist legion with so many great other bands. We will work hard like gladiolus flowers with secret chords and inaudible lyrics to be the greatest of the corps.”
Check out the discography of VAMPILLIA on Bandcamp HERE.
American Black / Doom Metal crew Overwhelmed have signed a 3 year deal with Vargheist Records.
Their latest release "By Virtue of Persistence, In Certainty of Death" was released on the 6th of April 2019 and is their second demo.
The band spoke of the release:-
"'By Virtue of Persistence, In Certainty of Death', is the first, fully mixed and mastered recording in nearly four years of our arduous journey. Three all new tracks triumphing the unconquerable nature of sorrow and the beauty of loss."
Mixed & Mastered courtesy of Joshua Freemon & James Barlie.
“From the cold northern lands, from the far darker worlds, from the altars of long-forgotten gods, they brought their bloody flags. They know the paths that lead to dangerous predators who are plagued by constant hunger. To the places of ancient and unbridled magic. To the distant lands of elves and dwarves. To the horrors of darkness that fears even death. They came only to those who dare to look in the eyes of their luck.”
Ukrainian folk metal band Midgard, started in 2015 playing in the folk metal, Viking metal and fantasy metal genres. The groups music and lyrics give an atmosphere that tell a variety of fascinating stories and take you to mystical worlds. Fast drumming, hard guitar riffs, all mingling with air flutes, will take the listeners to other dimensions – where power and magic are in endless battle. Where every step is another chance to look into the incredible.
The group put on a great live show experience, and have already played with bands such as:-
Ensiferum, Percival Schuttenbach, Nokturnal Mortum, Space of Variations, etc.
Every Midgard performance has always provided powerful headbanging, slamming and mosh-pit mayhem. Their third album, Tales Of Kreia is due out on Sliptrick Records later in 2020.
Band links: Official Website | Facebook | Youtube | Instagram | VK | On Sliptrick
Emanzipation Productions is immensely proud to announce the signing of the Brazilian death metal band Burn The Mankind. A new EP of the Porto Alegre quartet, four years after their debut album, will be released in July 31st.
Guitar player Rafael Barros states about the cooperation:-
"It's a great honour to be part of this return of Emanzipation Productions. We hope this partnership will generate excellent results for all.".
"Chaos Matter" EP can be pre-ordered here.
The EP "Chaos Matter" will be released by Emanzipation Productions in physical format and digital.
Marcelo Nekard: bass, vocals
Rafael Barros: guitars, backing vocals
Marcos Moura: guitars
Sandro Moreira: drums
Brazilian progressive metallers Caravellus have inked a worldwide record deal with Rockshots Records for the release of their third album coming out later this year.
Featuring Dark Avenger's guitarist Glauber Oliveira, Caravellus bring the technical sophistication of progressive metal while transcending the genre by writing amazing songs with masterful musicality. The arrangements and song structures with highly technical, challenging instrumental work and unbelievable melodic vocal harmonies. With elements of thundering metal, rock, jazz, classical, Brazilian folk rhythms, solos with unstoppable guitar shredding and intense keyboards.
The first single 'Panis Et Circenses' off the new album, that features drummer John Macaluso (Malmsteen, Riot, Ark, Labyrinth) as special guest, is now available at the following links:
Glauber Oliveira - Guitars
Daniel Felix - Keyboards
Pedro Nunes - Drums
Fernando Molinari - Bass
Leandro Caçoilo - Vocals
For more info:
Announced as Sweden’s best and finest Metalcore band, Writing The Future gives you a show that is something spectacular and are experts on giving the audience a live show that is just as intense as the records.
With 5 music videos, 2 EP 's, 1 album and countless executed live shows with bands such as Smash Into Pieces, Lillasyster, The Unguided, Dead By April, Dregen and many more, Writing The Future is stronger than they ever have been before.
The upcoming EP, “A World Of Disaster”, is recorded by Philip Strand and mixed / mastered by Dino Medanhodzic. It is a high quality and powerful piece that brings out a lot of emotions. The sound is modern and somewhat different and new from what they usually do. The band was searching for someone to cooperate with, someone that believes in their music and their product as much as they do. So, the cooperation with GAIN/Fifth Island Music was initiated.
“We are thrilled to announce the signing with Writing The Future. They have been on our radar for a while and finally we can have our go in taking this band to the levels they deserve.” – Team GAIN.
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