Belgian post metallers Our Common Sense sign with Wormholedeath & announce "Harbinger Of Calamity" album
Belgium post metal act Our Common Sense have signed with Wormholedeath a deal for the release of their new album "Harbinger Of Calamity".
"Our Common Sense are delighted and beyond psyched to have signed a deal with WormHoleDeath Records for their upcoming worldwide release of 'Harbinger Of Calamity'.
Several years, blood, sweat and tears have been put into the making of this album.
We truly believe that WormHoleDeath has what it takes to distribute this album so that our unique blend of stoner, sludge and doom can be heard all over the world."
Our Common Sense are a post-metal band with an exciting touch of the heavier genres, offering mesmerizing riffs with a blend of stoner, sludge and doom references.
In their early years (2014-2016) the trio who established the band (Jelle & Seppe Baetslé and Glenn Thienpont) only wrote instrumental metal. With the addition of Thomas De Wispelaere and Stijn Beeckman in January 2017, their music was moulded into a mix of different genres. It was at that moment the five youngsters tried to blend the stoner metal vision of Glenn and Stijn with the post-hardcore influences of Thomas. A blend that would turn out quite well...
After releasing their first EP 'Mankind's Worst To Know' in 2018, the band conquered many different stages and received great reception. Belgian magazine RockXXL selected their five songs as one of the best metal EP's of 2018. The same year Our Common Sense won the final of a Dutch contest 'Steenworp' and in 2019 they were chosen to participate in a nationwide contest (Humo's Rock Rally 2020). In March 2020 they were put on the radar of Alcatraz Metal Festival as well. Thanks to the magazine 'Rock Tribune' Our Common Sense could enter a contest to battle other bands and claim a spot at the festival. After a hiatus of a year due to COVID19 the band signed a contract in May 2021 to release 'Harbinger Of Calamity' under Wormholedeath records. 'Harbinger Of Calamity' brings the story of what happens after 'Mankind's Worst To Know', which will be included on the CD for a world wide release.
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Agonia Records is pleased to announce the signing of Australian black / death metallers,
Denouncement Pyre. The band is currently working on its fourth album, follow-up to "Black Sun Unbound" from 2016.
Denouncement Pyre was established in 2003 in Melbourne, Australia, as an underground black / death metal act. Prior to signing with Agonia Records, the band released a string of various EPs & 7”s, and conjured three full-length albums through Hells Headbangers Records; "World Cremation" (2010), "Almighty Arcanum" (2013) and "Black Sun Unbound" (2016). Amidst extensively touring throughout their native Australia, they brought their live show to New Zealand and USA, during Maryland Deathfest in 2016.
D (guitar & vocals) comments:-
"Denouncement Pyre stands for the destruction of the limitations of man. Drawing inspiration from the darkness that lurks beyond the boundaries of flesh and mind. Through doorways to Daath. Forever unbound!". On the new record deal, D adds: "We are stoked to be joining forces with Agonia Records for our forthcoming album. So far the recording sessions for the new record have been the most intense yet. With ever burning hunger we look forward to unleashing this beast upon you all soon!"
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After more than two decades of silence, Finnish cult black/epic metallers and pioneers of the scene Darkwoods My Betrothed carve their long-awaited comeback in stone by signing a worldwide record deal with Napalm Records!
In 2020, the old horde from the original line-up rejoined forces, now augmented by former session keyboardist Tuomas Holopainen as a full member of the band, bringing a significant contribution to the creative process, and Kai Hahto (both Nightwish) as session drummer.
Founded in 1993 in Kitee, Finland, Darkwoods My Betrothed quickly gained a cult status in the black metal underground. In 1995, they released their debut album, Heirs of the Northstar, followed by second album, Autumn Roars Thunder (1996), and Witch-Hunts (1998). Shortly after, the pagan flame of Darkwoods My Betrothed became but a fleeting glimpse in the nocturnal darkness of Eastern Finland. But it never faded away completely.
Be prepared for an onslaught of melodic black metal and epic majesty!
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Sliptrick Records are proud to announce the signing of French electro industrial group Lecks Inc.
Lecks Inc. is a French band from Marseille creating experimental industrial metal, criss-crossing diverse and extreme universes. Formed in 2009 as a studio project, the success of the first 2 albums led to the creation of a line up to play live shows throughout Europe. As of 2021, Lecks Inc. has 5 albums, 4 European tours (several hundred dates) and have opened for groups such as Combichrist, Tim Skold, Vader, Belphegor, Testament, Exodus, Harakiri for the Sky, Ktulu, Wormed, Sidilarsen, Misanthrope and many more. Their live performances have put them in front of thousands of spectators, playing in about twenty countries at many European festivals including the famous Hellfest, Vagos Metal Fest, Eradication festival, etc… from Wales to Romania, through Portugal or Ibiza.
The group is a human project that has welcomed many international artists within their ranks and has included the collaboration of former musicians from Iron Maiden, Venom, Sirenia, Adagio, Ultra Vomit to name a few. Lecks Inc. is in constant ascension, evolving its line up with each album, alternating between tour and studio before going back on tour, never relaxing their efforts and always trying to go further.
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Band links: Facebook | Youtube | On Sliptrick
Art Gates Records are proud to announce the signing of Finnish contemporary extreme metallers Bloody Falls.
This five-pieced killer combo was formed back in 2017 in the city of Valkeakoski. Their explosive sound combines all kind of elements from the extreme metal genre, including blasting drums, epic passages and memorable guitar riffs that will make your head explode into a million pieces. Old school meets contemporary elements, giving as a result the unique sound of Bloody Falls.
In the words of Mike La Riva (Art Gates Records A&R):
"I am thrilled to discover new talent and expose it to the whole world. Bloody Falls are one of the promises of the near future in the metal scene and I am sure they are going to represent a name to be strongly recognized in the future."
In the words of the band:
"We are extremely excited to work with Art Gates Records! We believe we have found the right ally to aid us in our path to conquest for establishing the name Bloody Falls in metal! Remember this moment as the moment the ascension began!"
After releasing their debut album the time has come for these Finnish metalheads to break the ice with the release of their second and definitive new album via Art Gates Records in October 2021. Expect some mind blowing tunes in the next weeks.
More info at www.artgatesrecords.com
German death metallers Helldrifter sign digital distribution deal with Nuclear Blast‘s Blood Blast Distribution
The German death metal unit, Helldrifter has signed a digital distribution deal with Nuclear Blast‘s Blood Blast Distribution, for the release of their upcoming album that will be announced very soon.
Helldrifter is a death metal band from Stuttgart southern Germany, with some influences from thrash and melodic death metal. It is heavily inspired by death metal giants such as Carcass, Cannibal Corpse, Death, and At The Gates. The music can go from straight thrash to more complex death metal parts, when the melodies are present it can take you to harmonic paths that remind bands such as Children Of Bodom or even Dark Tranquillity. The band's lyrical themes are focused mostly on mysticism, sociological issues, horror movies, and video games, with a heavy dose of surrealism.
Take a listen to their first single, released in 2019: https://youtu.be/K9l2OeHSDUQ
Rockshots Records is proud to announce their latest signing of Italian symphonic metallers Eternal Silence for the release of their next album "Timegate Anathema" due out in October 2021.
The band comments:-
"We hope fans will be excited as we are for this new record. It is the most complete and refined album we made so far, and we think that the introduction of new elements and musical inspirations will attract new ones. We plan for it to be a heavy and romantic experience."
Recorded at The Groove Factory (Udine, Italy) and Line/Out Studio (Milano, Italy) with mixing and mastering by Michele Guaitoli (Visions of Atlantis, Temperance, Kaledon), "Timegate Anathema" will feature ten tracks of symphonic and power progressive metal plus will see the band introduce new elements and experimentation into their sound. The album goes from power metal songs like "The Way Of Time" and "My Soul Sad Until Death" to heavy and dark ones like "Rain and Red Death Masquerade", passing through the catchy melodies of tracks like "Glide In The Air" and acoustic moments on "Lonely and Firefly". The main theme that inspired the album is the concept of Time.
Bassist Alessio Sessa adds:
"Time as the pace of life, time that gives a rhythm to the music, time as the nerve of existence, the ticking of a clock that brings back distant memories. The future developing through uncertainty and hope that flies on the wings of time. Time giving life to seasons, during which we struggle to give a sense to our hurry. The album's image is of time represented by the two-faces god Janus, the divinity that looks backward and forward, guardian of thresholds, passages, chances, and who holds the keys of the flow of events. Musically the album puts together a solid metal rhythmic section with real strings orchestra and a choir, which accompany the melodies by the duo vocalists."
Formed in Varese, Italy in 2008, Eternal Silence combines powerful guitar riffs, a thunderous rhythmic section, catchy melodies, and bombastic orchestral tracks with the support of two vocalists, Marika Vanni and guitarist Alberto Cassina sharing the front stage. The band's current line-up is completed by Alessio Sessa (bass), Andrea Zannin (drums) and Enzo Criscuolo (guitarist).
Since their formation, the band has unleashed three albums and two EPs. 2020's "Renegades" (EP), 2018's "Metamorphosis" (EP), and 2017's "Mastermind Tyranny" were released on Sliptrick Records, and their earlier full-lengths “Raw Poetry” (2013) and “Chasing Chimera” (2015) were released on Underground Symphony Records.
Over the years, the band has been a consistent touring presence in Europe, performing in Germany, Switzerland, France, Czech Republic, Austria, Romania, Bulgaria, Croatia, Italy, and Hungary along with being support for bands such as Temperance, Therion, Haggard, Sound Storm, Timo Kotipelto (Stratovarius) and Jani Liimatainen (Insomnium) Blackoustic.
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Xalpen inks a record deal with Black Lodge Records. The Chilean black metallers are working on new material to be released in a not too distant future. But first up is the remastered album ’Sawken Xo´on‘ set for release on the 30th of July 2021 on both vinyl, CD and digital.
“We are sincerely honored and very motivated about this alliance, it is and we know, much more to unveil in our path to approach the respectful listeners, hungry daemons, thirsty witches, psychotic entities and all the spiritual voyagers of this black trip, to the mysteries of the ancient era of pan-dimensional shamans and Dark Gods, building the strong bridges that transgressive music and chaotic forces creates, to fulfill the secret and obscure essence of Xalpen.
We also, with no doubts, will support expectations and goals the band and Label will have for the upcoming time. For now, It´s a good start for more concrete plans, to set some live performances, possible further shows and / or even organize some tours dates for the uncertain future of this world”.
Italians Inner Code were born in the alleys of the ancient city of Florence, Italy, between the shadows of the monuments and the din of the locals. The band are united with just one purpose, to translate our repressed emotions into music, the most angry and unspeakable ones; to fulfil the desire to tell those little-told stories, cruel but full of teachings. Each of them come from different musical genres, with metal uniting us all.
They have risen from the ashes of past bands, which have taken them to the darkest stages in Italy and now they return like a ‘new nightmare’. Those who grew up with electronics and those with hip-hop, each express his obscurity by putting it at the service of the band with the idea of creating something unique, drawing from their souls, from their Inner Code. They’ve chosen to sing in Italian (a genre that’s not sung in Italian), because they don’t want to leave anything unspoken and every chord must sound devastating together with every concept, without compromise.
There’s no pandemic that can stifle such universal anger. Are you ready for something new and deadly?
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Band links: Official Website | Facebook | Youtube | Instagram | VK | On Sliptrick
Finnish groove metallers Solution 13 sign with Wormholedeath & announce "Chapters From Private Hell" album
Finnish metal band Solution 13 have signed a deal with Wormholedeath for the release of their second album “Chapters From Private Hell" worldwide.
“Chapters from Private Hell is a metal album, that has quite a lot of rock influences. We tried to mix big riffs with big hooks, it’s up to listener to decide how we succeeded. Late 2020 we got in contact with Wormholedeath, and pretty soon we signed a deal with them.”
Solution 13 is a band hailing from Oulu, Finland and operating between rock and metal including the best of both worlds in their music. The band features former and recent members from bands like Poisonblack, Afterworld, Liverbox, Wengele, National Napalm Syndicate and Bleeding Utopia (Swe) etc. Originally the band was already formed back in 2000 and it released its debut album simply called Solution 13 (2003) through a small Finnish indie label Low frequency records, but split up soon after that, while all the members were busy with other musical projects. New album was recorded at Oulu during summer 2020 and it was mixed by Kari Vähäkuopus (Catamenia, Burning Point, Poisonblack etc.) and mastered at Finnvox studios by legendary Mika Jussila (Nightwish, Children of Bodom, Stratovarius, Amorphis etc.).
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