Toulouse-based Melodic Death Metal unit Aephanemer, who burst into the Metal scene in 2014, have signed a worldwide record deal with Napalm Records. With their debut EP Know Thyself, followed by the first and critically acclaimed full-length Memento Mori in 2016, the band quickly began to grow a loyal fanbase and already left their big stamp in the current extreme Metal scene and beyond. Integrating musical elements from Scandinavian Melodic Death Metal, Slavic traditional music and classical symphonies, Aephanemer deliver such fresh and modern sound that could likely see them to influence a whole, new generation in metal.
After two years of songwriting and countless live performances, including a show at Wacken Open Air in 2018, Aephanemer have not just released their sophomore album, Prokopton, in March 2019, but have already gained the attention by leading Rock and Metal label Napalm Records:-
"Over the course of 3 year I have been following Aephanemer and always impressively admired this French band style of Melodic Death Metal.“ A&R Sebastian Muench comments. "Napalm will re-release the unbelievable album Prokopton during late 2019 and fans of Wintersun, Children Of Bodom and Ensiferum should get excited! "Bienvenue" to the Napalm family!“
Says the band about their recent signing:-
"We are more than happy to announce we have signed with one of the leading heavy metal record labels, and house of many bands we love: Napalm Records! After five years as an independent band, we are committed to get the most out of this opportunity to reach the next level and focus on our dearest duties: creating music, playing it live, and meeting our supporters! Many great things are coming!"
See Aephanemer's new video for the fierce track Bloodline, taken from Prokopton, HERE!
Set for a re-release on Vinyl and CD formats in late 2019 with Napalm Records, watch out for many more news on Aephanemer to follow in the days ahead!
Martin Hamiche – Lead Guitar
Marion Bascoul – Vocals & Rhythm Guitar
Lucie Woaye-Hune – Bass
Mickaël Bonnevialle – Drums
July 27 FR - Rock à Block, Le Girouard
August 5 CH - Pratteln
August 31 FR - Keudfest, Cossé-en-Champagne
September 6 FR - Metal Help Fest, Montpellier
September 21 ESP - Folk Fest Zaragoza, Zaragoza
Fighter Records is proud to announce the signing of Ankhara, one of the most legendary Spanish Heavy Metal bands from he 90's, for the international release of their acclaimed 4th album "Sinergia", originally released for the Spanish market, and which will now be released with 3 bonus on CD and also limited vinyl version on 12 "LP.
Ankhara returned after fourteen years of recording silence presenting her 4th studio album "Sinergia". In this new album, the guys from Madrid recover the essence of their first two works in favour of an authentic and revamped sound, which tastes to Power and Hard Rock, but above all, Heavy Metal. A raw and straight album that some media have already stated to be "their most aggressive work to date"; in which the voice of Pacho Brea is reminiscent of "Rob Halford or Ripper Owens"; and with the guitar solos of Cecilio and Alberto being described simply as "epic". The power of the double bass drum by Matt de Vallejo and the elegance of Sergio's bass is also said to complete "a rounded disc".
"Sinergia" has been recorded by a lineup close to the original, in which Matt de Vallejo (037 Leo, Zero3iete) replaces Jesús Alcalde. Guitars and vocals have been recorded at José Rubio's Meiga Sound Studios (José Andrëa and Uróboros, ex-Warcry); drums at Andy C.'s Cadillac Blood (Lords of Black, ex-Saratoga, ex-Dark Moor) and the bass at Mojo Road. The mixing and mastering have been made at Cube Madrid by Alberto Seara (Sôber, Mägo de Oz) and the cover is the work of Fernando 'Nanderas'.
International release date for Ankhara's "Sinergia" will be 18th of September 2019 through Fighter Records on CD & 12"LP formats. In the meantime, check out ANKHARA's official Facebook site here: www.facebook.com/Ankhara-473887429326193 and listen to a song of the album on the following link: https://youtu.be/mT-hr9eJaI4
Art Gates Records are proud to welcome to their big family, the Portuguese Prog Melodic Death Metal veterans Morbid Death!
During many years, their sound differed from song to song, turning a difficult task to label a metal genre and never knowing how the next song would sound like. Actually, and due to the influences of their new members, Morbid Death sounds more into Prog Melodic Death Metal. That is what turns Morbid Death as an unique metal band.
In words of the band:
“The band is currently living a great moment with great ideas, vibes, motivation and great plans for the upcoming future. Describing this joy, isn’t easy. Despite being so called veterans, we humbly know that there’s much work ahead and this amazing alliance with Art Gates Records, enlarges the bands horizon. We truly believe in their professionalism, know-how. Their guidance will be very helpful in taking our Prog / Melodic Death Metal to a new plateau and new audiences. So, thank you so much AGR for finding us!!! Thanks for believing in us (Ricardo, Rafael and Luís) and also in our fans! Lets do this!”
With two demo tapes, three studio albums, one EP, one Live DVD and three official videos released, 2019 marks the start of Morbid Death‘s worldwide career relaunch and proudly becomes part of the AGR family. With this alliance, the band will release their new album in the beginning of 2020, the year of Morbid Death’s 30th anniversary.
Floridian Symphonic Black/Death Metallers Immanifest sign with The Artisan Era; new album out this year
Tampa, Florida-based symphonic black/death metal project Immanifest is excited to announce their signing to rising extreme metal label, The Artisan Era. Active since 2008, Immanifest immediately made a name for themselves with the 2010 release of their EP, Qliphotic. A well-received effort by fans of symphonic extreme metal all over the globe. After it was released, it was also highly praised by numerous members of influential extreme metal acts including musicians who play in Old Man's Child, Borknager, Deicide, Kamelot, and Malevolent Creation.
Good things come to those who wait, and, Immanifest is gearing up to unleash a new album of their best material yet later in the year that is very much worth the time it's taken it to come to fruition. The Artisan Era excitedly shared that, "We've been fans of their previous work for many years now and we are very excited to work with Immanifest on their coming out this fall!"
Immanifest comments on signing with The Artisan Era:-
"It is with pleasure and honor to announce that we – Immanifest – have signed with the Artisan era. Awakened from stasis, the band is thrilled to be joining the ranks of musicians that have gained such distinction within extreme metal. In the words of our vocalist Eldrik, ‘With combined strength, we shall be unstoppable."
The Artisan Era YouTube Channel
Polish Melodic Black / Death Metallers Devilish Impressions sign to Non Serviam Records; new EP "Postmortem Whispering Crows" out Autumn 2019
Polish melodic black / death metallers Devilish Impressions have inked a deal with Non Serviam Records.
Ricardo Gelok, Non Serviam Records’ boss comments: “The first time I heard of Devilish Impressions, they impressed me a lot. Their music is exactly what we like to hear at Non Serviam Records and we knew we had to sign the band and release their new music.”
Devilish Impressions’s frontman Quazarre adds: “Non Serviam sounds like a perfect motto to what we carry as the message behind the band's activities. A torch of freedom held up, as crows flying high... ‘Postmortem Whispering Crows’ EP coming soon on Non Serviam Records!”
"Postmortem Whispering Crows" EP is the follow up to their critically acclaimed 4th studio album “The I”. Stay tuned for more details in the upcoming weeks.
9-Piece melodic metal combo Gjöll are glad to announce that they have signed a deal with WormHoleDeath for the release of their EP "Residual".
"Residual" will be out on 10 July 2019 via Wormholedeath / The Orchard / Wormholedeath USA.
Gjöll are a 9-piece melodic metal band, fronted by clean vocalist Julia and death vocalist Tuhka, who is a founding member. Named after the river that flows near the gate to the underworld in Norse mythology, it comes as no surprise that Tuhka is heavily influenced by Scandinavian metal, which he tries to incorporate into the band's overall sound.
Following on from their debut release "Prologue" and drastic line-up change in 2016, the newly revitalized band aims to win over even more new fans with their second EP "Residual". With an array of songwriters in the band, the composition of all the tracks is astoundingly diverse without losing the cohesive Gjöll sound.
The legendary Spanish Doom Metal band Golgotha, have just signed a deal with Xtreem Music for the release of their long-awaited 4th album, 14 years after their previous album "New Life", released in 2005. This new album has just been recorded and it's in the process of being mixed, with its launch planned for the next month of October.
Golgotha emerged in 1992 from the union between its two legendary original members: the guitarist Vicente Payá (UNBOUNDED TERROR) and the vocalist Amón López, who are still the alma mater of the band with the new drummer Tomeu Crespí. The 1st EP "Caves of Mind" was indeed the 1st release of Repulse Records, previous label to Xtreem Music, which closes the circle 25 years later!
The new album, which will contain 8 tracks in the vein of his 1st album "Melancholy", is being recorded and mixed in the Psychosomatic Recording Studio by producer Miguel Angel Riutort "Mega", and the band plans to launch a crowdfunding campaign one month before the official release, where they will offer a series of limited editions on CD, vinyl and T-shirts, which will be announced in due time. Golgotha plans to offer a series of live performances to present the new album after its release.
In addition to the official Facebook site, www.facebook.com/GolgothaOfficialBand, Golgotha is premiering today their new official website www.golgothaofficial.com where all the information regarding the band is concentrated. Soon we will reveal details about the new album once the process of recording and design of the cover art is completed.
Meanwhile, you can listen to the latest recording of Golgotha, the self-financed EP of 2018 "Arise", at the following link: https://youtu.be/SP4xxv879nQ
Legendary Spanish doom metallers Golgotha, have just signed a deal with Xtreem Music for the release of their long-awaited 4th album, 14 years after their previous effort "New Life", released in 2005. This new album has just been recorded and it's in the process of being mixed and is set to be released on October 2019.
Golgotha emerged in 1992 from the union between its two legendary original members: guitarist Vicente Payá (Unbounded Terror) and vocalist Amón López, who are still the alma mater of the band with the new drummer Tomeu Crespí. The 1st EP "Caves of Mind" was indeed the 1st release of Repulse Records, now known as Xtreem Music, which closes the circle 25 years later!
The new album, which will feature 8 tracks in the vein of the 1st album "Melancholy", is being recorded and mixed in the Psychosomatic Recording Studio by producer Miguel Angel Riutort "Mega", and the band plans to launch a crowdfunding campaign one month before the official release, where they will offer a series of limited editions on CD, vinyl and T-shirts, which will be announced in due time. Golgotha plans to offer a series of live performances to present the new album after its release.
In addition to the official Facebook page, www.facebook.com/GolgothaOfficialBand, Golgotha are premiering their new official website at www.golgothaofficial.com, where all the information regarding the band is concentrated. More details to be announced once the recording process and artwork design is completed.
Meanwhile, you can listen to the latest recording of Golgotha, the self-released 2018 EP "Arise", at the following location: https://youtu.be/SP4xxv879nQ
Italian Crossover / Death Metal / Grindcore / Thrash Metal outfit Abbinormal have signed with Sliptrick Records.
Abbinormal was originally formed in 1996. The writing of their songs has always been inspired by the philosophy of US crossover group S.O.D.; to produce tracks with a crossover of short and direct styles, with arrogant and irony-filled texts …after recording a demo a few months later, the band promptly disintegrated.
More than 20 years down the road, guitarist Max, with the intention of honouring the pieces written in the past and never published, decides to reform the band with new members. With Eric (vocals and keyboards), Marco (bass) and LKT, a young, powerful and promising drummer, the band write 7 more pieces and rearrange the old songs from the first unpublished demo.
The result is a record entitled 1996, containing 16 short metal crossover songs with thrash, grind and death metal influences and a total duration of just over 23 minutes. Even the artist’s choice for the album cover was not accidental: completely drawn with a pen, it is the work of Davide Scianca, a Milanese artist, visionary and openly influenced by the great master H.R. Giger. The basic idea for creating the cover was made by associating a single word associated with each track that composes the album. The end result embodies the insane vision of Abbinormal.
1996 | Released TBA 2019 via Sliptrick Records
Eric – Vocals/Keyboards
Max – Guitars
Marco – Bas
LKT – Drum
Band links: Facebook | Youtube | Instagram | On Sliptrick
After their critically acclaimed debut, Antagonist, released last September with Black Omega Recordings, Blackened Doom Metal band PRAISE THE PLAGUE have announced the signing with powerhouse label Argonauta Records!
The five-piece from Berlin, formed in 2017, create a depressing atmosphere on top of a heavy, sludgy wall of doom, while always delivering an apocalyptic vibe with a dark and devouring Black Metal attitude. Argonauta Records will release the band's upcoming EP titled Antagonist II, due out on September 13th 2019.
Says the band:-
"We are absolutely pumped to be working with Argonauta Records on our upcoming release! This coming autumn will be overwhelmed by darkness!“
Praise the Plague is:
Praise The Plague live:
21.06.19 DE -Leipzig, Hellraiser
13.07.19 DE - Heidelberg, Karlstorbahnhof
23.11.19 DE - München, Fall of Men
With many more shows, EP details and tunes to follow soon!
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