Italian heavy metallers Genghis Khan unveil new single “Possessed By The Wolf”; new album “Possessed By The Moon” out May 27th
Italian old school heavy metallers Gengis Khan have just signed a deal with the American label Stormspell Records which will release the band’s third full-length album “Possessed By The Moon” on May 27th 2022.
Genghis Khan have just unveiled the first single taken from the upcoming record. The song titled “Possessed By The Wolf” is a catchy and epic track where horror vibes and speed perfectly match.
“This single introduces the change of our sound. Songs like ‘Possessed By The Wolf’, ‘The Wall Of Death’ and the ballad, ‘Eternal Flame’, will surprise our listeners. There will be more melody and the keyboards sound huge!”, explains the band’s mastermind Frank Leone.
The album was born in the band’s home studio, while the keyboards, drums and solo guitars were recorded by Simone Mularoni (DGM, Elvenking, Labyrinth, Ancient Bards, and many more) at Domination Studio in San Marino. The album artwork is by Alan Lathwell.
“Possessed By The Moon” will be released as CD digipak and digital.
Pre-order HERE: https://gengiskhan1.bandcamp.com/ | http://www.stormspell.com/
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American mathcore sextet The Callous Daoboys sign to MNRK Heavy; new single "A Brief Article Regarding Time Loops” out now
Atlanta, Georgia mathcore upstarts, The Callous Daoboys, have joined MNRK Heavy for the release of their impending new full-length!
A recklessly free-spirited collective, The Callous Daoboys is made of six members, featuring a violinist and multiple vocal contributions. Together they deliver a vibrant combination of mathcore, sasscore, and post-hardcore -- a sound that is at once abrasive, chaotic, and classy. Revelling in high-strung extremity their music is dense, impenetrable, and chaotic yet confusingly inviting as each song deliriously swerves across stylistic lines. The band Kill Your Stereo called “insane, intricate, and impressive” introduced themselves to the underground with 2019’s Die On Mars.
In celebration of The Callous Daoboys union with MNRK Heavy, the band unveils their new single and video, “A Brief Article Regarding Time Loops.” The track marks a triumphant return and artistic leap forward from their previous material, careening through fractures of abstract and heavy, flaunting their unhinged chaos without sacrificing accessibility. The band’s use of expanded soundscapes is complimentary to their spastic, hook-driven approach to writing, creating a truly unique style of mathcore.
Elaborates vocalist Carson Pace of the track, “Capturing your first experience of Déjà vu? Have you heard this breakdown before? Does it matter? What are the intentions of man’s best friend? Start over."
Catch The Callous Daoboys live this June on tour with Limbs and Greyhaven. The journey will commence on June 3rd in Amityville, New York and run through June 24th in Chicago, Illinois. See all confirmed dates below. Stand by for more news on The Callous Daoboys to be revealed in the weeks to come.
The Callous Daoboys w/ Limbs, Greyhaven:
Stand by for more news on The Callous Daoboys to be revealed in the weeks to come.
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Belgian alternative metallers Cellar Twins have signed with Sliptrick Records. Cellar Twins were founded in 2014 in Namur, Belgium. Characterized by powerful instrumentals blended with clean vocals, the band offers an intense journey into a unique universe where light and darkness combine. After a first EP in 2017, the band released its first full length album Duality in December 2019. It received praise from many Belgian and international critics.
In 2020, the album was re-released by Rockshots Records. Somewhere between passion and rebellion, Cellar Twins revitalizes a multitude of musical horizons and centres them to create a new image of modern rock music.
The new single, Abyss, is due out on all digital platforms via Sliptrick Records soon.
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Official Website | Facebook | YouTube | Instagram | On Sliptrick
Scottish heavy metallers DVL have signed a worldwide deal with Wormholedeath for their album "Hush", which is due for release on May 27th, 2022 worldwide.
DVL on the signing and new album:
"We are excited to announce that we have signed with WormHoleDeath Records and we look forward to working together on the release of our upcoming debut album, 'Hush'.
We’ve always had a natural attraction to the darker, more ominous sounds in music and we really leaned into that when we were writing Hush. We wrote and demoed all the songs for over 2 and a half years before finally going to Italy and recording it with our engineer at Titans LAB Recording Studio in September 2020. This album is like a book of short stories. Not a concept album but each song tells it’s own individual tale.
Musically we take cues from many genres and many artists but our writing is also heavily influenced by other media such as Horror film, comic books and video games."
Napalm Records is beyond proud to join forces with legendary German heavy metal force, Accept! The band has signed a worldwide record deal with the leading rock and metal label.
The band around guitarist and founding member Wolf Hoffmann has defined the international genre since they formed in Solingen, Germany in 1976, reigned as one of the most important German rock bands in the 80s alongside the Scorpions, and influenced bands such as Metallica, Slayer, Guns N’ Roses and Iron Maiden.
Accept have written many classic albums such as "Restless And Wild", "Balls To The Wall" and "Metal Heart", have played countless shows and headlined major festivals all around the globe. The band has sold millions of albums to date, entered the German and Finnish charts at #1, received gold status in the US and still impress with their trademark heavy metal sound, characterized by Wolf Hoffmann’s razor sharp riffs and their hard hitting sound.
With their current album Too Mean To Die, Accept are once again the top of the genre. The album entered the Top 10 of the official charts in 9 countries and provided the ultimate metal survival soundtrack for the pandemic.
Accept guitarist and founding member Wolf Hoffmann on the signing:
"I am really looking forward to working with a renowned, independent and strong label like Napalm Records. There are hard-working metallers at work here - that suits us. We are convinced that together we will reach the next level.”
Napalm Records CEO Thomas Caser adds:
“We are extremely proud and excited to welcome Accept – an absolute heavy metal heavyweight to the Napalm Records family! Together we will drive this steel machine with full power and are very much looking forward to further musical milestones.”
Danish melodic thrash / death / heavy metallers SickOmania have signed with Sliptrick Records. SickOmania is a brand new Danish metal band that plays a crossover of melodic thrash, death and classic heavy metal. The band consists of experienced forces from bands such as Dominus, Deadflesh, Timeless Hall, Carnal Forge, Loch Vostok, Manticora, Furious Trauma and Shadowspawn.
The group was formed in the fall of 2019, and has spent 2020/2021 recording their debut album, which will be released worldwide via Sliptrick records later in the year. 3 digital singles have already been released for the album (the latest being 'Saint Psycho'), which are available on all relevant streaming services.
Expect a frontal sharp-edged riff attack from SickOmania, in which magnificent melody meets brutal assault.
Band links: Official Website | Facebook | Youtube | Instagram | On Sliptrick
Finnish brutal death metallers Enragement sign with Rising Nemesis Records; new album out this Spring
Rising Nemesis Records is very proud to announce the signing of Helsinki, Finland-based brutal death metallers, Enragement.
Active since 2006, Enragement took their time in becoming the group they are now slowly, only getting to their current stage musically upon the 2014 release of their debut album, "Omnimalevolence Of Man". Afterward, the band dropped a well-received follow-up, Burned, Barren, Bloodstained, in 2017 via Finnish label Inverse Records. After many years of slow yet steady musical evolution, the band has finally found a new home in Rising Nemesis Records where they seek to put out their best material to date.
The group will be releasing their third album in the spring of 2022 via Rising Nemesis Records. Keep an eye out for new music and news tied to that effort coming soon.
Enragement comment on signing with Rising Nemesis Records:-
"With our third full-length, we set the bar high for ourselves. As the efforts on song writing, pre-production, and final studio production had already been enormous, we set out to find a label that could give the album the perfect final touch. With Rising Nemesis Records specialization in brutal death metal, we’re 100% sure we teamed up with one of the best possible labels for this release."
Mind Imperium have signed a licensing deal with Wormholedeath for their album "Nemesis", which will be released on March 25th, 2022 worldwide. Hailing from France, Mind Imperium are a groove metal band in which powerful groove riffs blend with dark and melancholic tunes.
The band comments on the album -
"Loss begets emptiness. An infinite void feeding on our hopes, leaving only broken dreams and a growing sadness in its wake. As emptiness spreads like a disease in our mind, it reminds us that our existence is futile, that time will consume all things in the end, leaving an everlasting nothingness.
Nemesis portrays our unspeakable despair, but goes further. It is the unheard scream of our oceans stripped of all life by the hand of men, the bloodstained ashes of our forests whose life is burning away, the cub bereft of its mother’s warmth, the father without a son.
It is the incarnation of a declining world. From this despair, we draw an endless strength and our desire for revenge. We are Nemesis."
Mind Imperium is an ambient groove metal band from France, with Nogh (ex-Obnoxious, Death Of A Dryad) on lead vocals and guitars, Carol (ex-Necroblaspheme, Death Of A Dryad) on bass guitar and backing vocals, and Fabien (Paican) on drums and backing vocals.
The band began in late 2013, with a concept to create a groove metal band in which powerful groove riffs would blend with dark and melancholic ambiences. The band released its first EP – Amongst The Ruins – the same year, under the name My Imperium. Well-received by the public and the press, this first attempt allows them to play live extensively.
In 2016, after a few line-up changes and a small hiatus; while Nogh and Carol focus on other musical projects and the development of the associative label Dark Faery Records, the band resumed its live activities and started working on a full-length album. This project is inspired by artists from 19th century like Poe, Lovecraft or Chambers, but also from the works of Freud and Jung. Consequently, My Imperium becomes Mind Imperium, a name more fitting to the band’s unique universe.
In 2018, they release their first LP "Way To Carcosa", recorded at Vamacara Studio. It explores the diversity of emotions bred by the human mind when confronted with loss, whether it be symbolical or real. It also reflects Mind Imperium sustained engagement in the environmental cause, relating the album theme to damages done by mankind to the living world. In partnership with Sea Shepherd, the band releases a music video for their song 'A War Without End', to condemn the Grindadráp.
Right after their album’s release, Mind Imperium goes on tour in France and Belgium with their friends from Aeon Patronist, in support of both bands latest work. The band continues touring until COVID-19 hits, and spends the end of 2020 bringing "Nemesis" to life. Its recording takes place in Spring 2021 at Tidalwave Studio.
Hok-Key have signed a digital distribution deal with Wormholedeath for their album "In Existence", which will be released on February 25th, 2022 worldwide.
"We're really happy to work together with Wormholedeath Records as it is a chance to spread our music around the world. We had good vibes during our communication and think that our cooperation will be successful and fruitful."
About the album:
"Seven elements are the basis of both creation and disruption. So is the essence of existence. Let's see where the scales will go. The "bricks" we're given could be used to build the Paradise,
But, well, we still ignite the fuse and pay the overprice."
Hok-key was created on the 7th November 1994, as a comedy metal band. From 1994 - 1997 the band played a series of concerts in Minsk and other cities across Belarus. In 1998 the band took a hiatus.
A year later Hok-key started to work on new material. Over the 2000 - 2002 period, Hok-key played about twenty concerts in Belarus and abroad, and took part in numerous festivals, radio and TV talk shows.
From 2003 - 2004 the band was in the amorphous state and took a second hiatus. In August 2005 Hok-key was revived as a melodic metal band. Hok-key is a vivid representative of the Belarusian metal scene, who have taken the path from comedy metal directly to its present form - philosophical texts and constant musical and sound experiments, and could be described as melodic metal with folk influences.
The band has been broadcasted on radio stations, actively participates in various festivals and concerts at both home and abroad. In 2015 the band went on their "Thunder and Lightning European Tour" and from 2017 - 2018, during their "Reaping Europe Tour" the band visited almost all of the countries in Europe, from Poland to Portugal.
Hok-key already has 5 LP's released, “In Existence” will be the sixth one.
Art Gate Records are proud to announce melodic death metal act Death & Legacy as the new artist to join their international roster of talents.
Death & Legacy was founded in Zamora (Spain) in 2013, morphing their sound over the years to a more aggressive tone, forging a strong basis that is able to explode your head in to a million pieces.
The band takes inspiration from the structures and elements of classic metal with the extreme and modern vibes of the scene's newest generation, blending neck breaking riffs with clean and screaming vocals & growls from the abyss.
In the words of Iván Magdalena (CEO):
"I'm really passionate about this band. I have been following them for a while and I honestly think Death & Legacy are aiming to become one of the strongest line ups emerging from the Spanish underground metal scene. A shocking image with powerful anthems".
After releasing their last album “Inf3rno” and sharing stages with well known acts such as The Agonist, Saratoga, Leo Jimenez, Zenobia, Bloodhunter and Hynphernia, the band is already warming up for their upcoming album in 2023!
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