Italian Progressive metal band Avelion, at the end of their promotional cycle of the last album Illusion of Transparency releasing two new Live songs, already available on digital store: https://player.believe.fr/v2/3615938951026
The live video of the song Burst Inside is available at https://youtu.be/k73h4pFgZJ0
Actually, the band is working on the new tracks that it will be finished within the end of this summer and they will be ready to record the new album at Domination Studio by Simone Mularoni.
Melodic, Progressive, Modern: Avelion aims to overpower genre classification thereby creating a new form: Modern Metal mixed with Progressive influences and Melody becomes momentum and expression as a whole which reaches the listener directly. The band was founded in Parma (Italy) in 2008 and, after some line-up adjustments, in 2011 released their first studio work: the EP "Cold Embrace". Following the widespread approval from the critics and the fans, the following year Avelion started an incessant Live activity, also having the great opportunity to play as opening act for Seventh Wonder (with Tommy Karevik, Kamelot), while at the same time a strong and ever-growing fan-base has developed worldwide. In 2012 the band also released the promotional single "Falling Down" which sees the collaboration with guitarist Olaf Thorsen (Labyrinth, Vision Divine).
Avelion's second EP, "Liquid Breathing", was published in November 2013, followed by a mini-tour in Austria, Czech Republic and Slovakia. The EP delivers a more personal, modern and mature sound: here we can find, in fact, a Melodic Progressive Metal mixed with Djent influences, all combined with a strong Electronic personality. In 2015, with Oreste Giacomini and William Verderi as masterminds and main composers, the band entered Domination Studio of Simone Mularoni (DGM) to record their first full length album: “Illusion Of Transparency”. “Illusion Of Transparency” will be out on April 7th, 2017 via Revalve Records.
Austrian black thrashers Irdorath are proud to present the official live video for the track "Devoured by Greed", taken from their latest album "Denial Of Creation" out via Wormholedeath Records.
It is the first real live video after releasing several official videos in the past.
The video has been recorded at Jugend-und Kulturzentrum Explosiv by the soundmaster Bob Briessinck! It contains also several shots from their winter tour with Theotoxin, Carnation & Schirenc Plays Pungent Stench!
Devoured by Greed - Official live video
Italy's A Tear Beyond share video footage "Journey and Live Report" from Romexpo show in Bucharest, supporting Nightwish
On August 17th, Italian Visual gothic act A Tear Beyond, alongside their roster mates Fallen Arise, joined Nightwish at RomExpo in Bucharest. Today the band releases a video footage "Journey and Live Report" from the show, watch it here: https://youtu.be/ysTE55PVgeQ
The band stated:
"We are proud to share with you this short video about our gig @ Romexpo in Bucharest last august, with Nightwish and Fallen Arise! Live scenes filmed and edited by Alex Tuturescu. Journey scenes filmed and edited by A Tear Beyond and Hypnoise Recording Studio. Thanks to: Alpha Omega Management, METALHEAD, Olivia Ignatescu & Cavalleria Events"
See more photos here: https://www.facebook.com/OfficialAlphaOmegaManagement/posts/758331527836239
A Tear Beyond – formed in 2008 in Vicenza, Italy – come from the fusion of six elements with more than 15 years of musical experience. In 2012 came out their first studio album “Beyond” followed by a strong live activity. In 2015 the band released the second studio album “Maze of Antipodes”.The album was supported by sequence of live gigs opening for international bands like Moonspell, Fleshgod Apocalypse, Folkstone, Isole, Septicflesh, Dark Lunacy, Jack Frost and Extrema. May 5th 2018 the band unleashed their third studio album “Humanitales”. The band repertoire blend industral electro sounds with gothic metal arrangements and melodies. Key point of the band is the live theatricality when the audience can get involved in a true 360° show by means of scene costumes, Venetian masks, performers and intermission shows. Watch “Frolic”, taken from the new album “Humanitales”: https://youtu.be/oFtpia9g1dc
Faroese doomsters Hamferð have released a live recorded video of "Stygd", the 2nd track from their new album, Tamsins likam, released on Metal Blade earlier this year. The song is part of the recorded album release show on March 17th, 2018 at the old Sjonleikarahusið theatre in Torshavn, Faroe Islands. To watch the clip, please visit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pLtwVGB7f60
Tamsins likam was played in its entirety, as well as a selection of older songs, including "Odn" - the band's very first song, which, although being a live staple, was never released.
Singer Jon Aldara comments:-
"This concert was a meticulous production in regards to performance, sound and lighting, and we felt it was the perfect opportunity to record it properly. It's a great feeling to have a live recording of Hamferð that does not come from an iPhone or from a festival production that we had little to no control over. We took everything in our own hands and went the whole nine yards with a brilliant crew, well-considered stage design and all the high-end equipment we could get our hands on. Luckily, I really think it shows!"
Hamferð will play a selection of shows in Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands in October:
Oct. 2 - Stuttgart, Germany - Club Zentral (w. Egonaut)
Oct. 3 - Leipzig, Germany - Hellraiser (w. Egonaut)
Oct. 4 - Hamburg, Germany - Bambi Galore (w. Egonaut)
Oct. 5 - Paderborn, Germany - Metal Inferno Festival
Oct. 6 - Saint Georges, Belgium - From Dusk til Doom 4
Oct. 7 - Tilburg, Netherlands - Little Devil
Additionally, Hamferð will head out on a tour of Scandinavia in December, notably playing Sweden for the first time in their 10-year long career. See below for dates:
Hamferð tour dates w/ Svartmalm
Dec. 5 - Kobenhavn, Denmark - Beta 2300
Dec. 6 - Odense, Denmark - Posten
Dec. 7 - Goteborg, Sweden - Sticky Fingers
Dec. 8 - Oslo, Norway - Revolver
Dec. 9 - Trondheim, Norway - Hjorten Scene
To preview and purchase Tamsins likam, please visit: metalblade.com/hamferd
Jon Aldara - Vocals
John Egholm - Guitar
Theodor Kapnas - Guitar
Isak Petersen - Bass
Esmar Joensen - Keyboards
Remi Johannesen - Drums
Hot on the heels of announcing their upcoming tour of Asia, South Australian metal band Shatter Brain have just released a video clip for the song ‘Discard’. This video documents the band’s tour of Australia and New Zealand, which they undertook between February and April of this year. The footage was compiled and edited by Ando Media Services and comprises bootleg live footage, as well as the bands own footage that documents some of the more fun, funny, and embarrassing moments of the tour.
Watch the video on YouTube and get an insight into what goes on during a Shatter Brain tour: https://youtu.be/OfDZV_-_Fak
Discard is the final track on the band’s four-song demo, aptly titled ‘The Shatter Brain Demo’, which was released in January 2018. The demo was recorded and mixed by guitarist Jack Hartley (Hartley Audio) and mastered by Joel Grind (Toxic Holocaust, Power Trip, Cavalera Conspiracy). It is available on physical, digital and streaming formats via BandCamp, iTunes and Spotify.
Listen to it LOUD here: https://shatterbrainmetal.bandcamp.com/album/the-shatter-brain-demo
Shatter Brain embark on their ‘Rip the Stitch Asia Tour’ in June and July, including three shows in Taiwan, and performances in Thailand and Malaysia as main support to Brazilian crossover-thrash legends Ratos de Porão. Check out the tour dates below.
29.06 – Pipe Live Music, Taipei, Taiwan
30.06 – Wake Up Fest, Chiayi, Taiwan
03.07 – Paramount Bar, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
05.07 – Immortal Bar, Bangkok, Thailand*
06.07 – Playspace, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia*
*with Ratos de Porão
SynlakrosS have just published their 'Just One Shot' live video, the song comes from the latest album 'Death Bullets For A Forajido' (2016) with which the band has achieved national and international recognition and have shared the stage with bands such as The Agonist and Jinjer.
Watch the video here:- https://youtu.be/e_hKmdZuSoc
This song was inspired by the amazing American sharpshooter and exhibition shooter Annie Oakley. Through her image, Annie Oakley provided substantial evidence in those days that women are as capable as men when offered the opportunity to prove themselves. The band always dedicate this song to the powerful women in the audience.
In the video you can see the overwhelming energy of the band captained by their powerful frontwoman Patricia Pons and her characteristic neon green mane. With this video they close the 'Wild West' era that had inspired their second album and they enter into darker lands for their next album, which is being recorded and mixed at Novo Estudios in Valencia, Spain, by the producer Facundo Novo.
This year, they are the headliners of the Granito Rock festival together with the German band Primal Fear. Don't miss the opportunity, and don't miss their devastating next live show July 28th. The event will be held in Collado-Villalba, Spain and it's free.
Legends of Ukrainian Pagan Black metal, Paganland has two shows in Lithuania on Infinite Agony Ritual 3 festival in Vilnius and Kaunas, the new official Live Video for the song "Black Mountain" (Live in Kaunas - Klubas "Lemmy", 5.5.2018) is now available for watching!
Filmed by Hannu Mikkola
Edited by Lycane
Portuguese thrash metallers Rasgo have published a video for the track "Homens Ao Mar", which was recorded on March 7th with the "Circulo de Musica de Camara" Orchestra, directed by Pedro Teixeira Silva.
"Homens Ao Mar" (translates into "men overboard"), showcases a band that is not afraid of exploring and creating a solid musical output, while showing their ability to musically adapt to different environments.
This track is, without any doubt, an intriguing listen but a very quality-oriented one that combines two very distinct universes, and that will work with all the open minded thrashers out there, as well as the symphonic metal fans.
"We had the dream of giving this track a really epic dimension and that's the reason why we've decided to record it with an orchestra. We're very pleased with the final result and we feel this work is a giant step in our journey! In fact, we like to take risks, break barriers and do new things that, as far as I'm concerned, were never done by other Portuguese thrash metal band... debuting at the Coliseum with Slayer was already something unique and recording with the orchestra was another great achievement."
Watch the video for "Homens Ao Mar" with the "Circulo de Musica de Camara" Orchestra at this location:
Finnish blackened death metal horde Abhordium released two new live videos for At the Highest Temple and Plague Upon Plague!
At the Highest Temple - https://youtu.be/JFjR08_T-oA
Plague Upon Plague - https://youtu.be/vYszoWfc9y8
"We decided to make two live videos from our gig in Salo Finland 2017. Plague Upon Plague is from the debut album When Depravity Incarnates and At The Highest Temple is from Omega Prayer. Enjoy!"
Ukrainian metal band Ignea has released a new official video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0RBR7GvNYv0) for the song ‘Seytanu Akbar’. The aim of this video is to reflect the atmosphere usually present at the Ignea shows. It has been recorded at The Best Ukrainian Metal Act 2017, the annual awards for the top Ukrainian metal bands where Ignea has entered the top 3 bands.
'Seytanu Akbar' is the song opening Ignea’s LP The Sign of Faith. Despite provocative title of the song, the band’s intention is to carry the idea of peace. According to the band’s words: “What we want to say is that there is no reasonable cause to kill other people, be it regime, faith or moral principles. We mainly speak about Islamic terrorism in this song, as one of the social plagues of 21st century, taking lots of innocent lives. However, this applies to every human on Earth, regardless of their religion.”
Ignea mixes melodic metal with symphonic and oriental vibes. So far, the band has released 1 EP, 2 singles, and 1 LP, has gained nearly 4 million views and 26,000 subscribers on YouTube, over 18,000 followers on Facebook, and over 17,000 monthly listeners on Spotify. Ignea has performed at the top Ukrainian festivals and has opened the show for Orphaned Land in Kiev, Ukraine.
Recently, Igneahas also joined the roster of The Flaming Arts Agency that includes such famous bands as Behemoth, Venom, Bethlehem, Hate, Keep of Kalessin, Igorrr, Aeternam, and many others.
Currently, the band is about to record new singles and shoot a video. In May, the band is heading off to Europe for an EU tour (TBA) as well as to the RockMetalCampFest (France).
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