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).
New Zealand death metallers Ulcerate share the live video for “Abrogation”, the opening track off their latest full-length album Shrines of Paralysis. The video was filmed in Krakow, PL and directed by Woda i Pustka during Ulcerate’s November 2017 headline tour. Watch the live performance via YouTube HERE.
Additionally, Ulcerate will perform two exclusive New Zealand concerts on February 10 in Auckland at The Kings Arms Tavern and on March 17 in Wellington at San Fran. Stay tuned for more tour announcements in the near future.
The band’s latest album Shrines Of Paralysis is out now on CD / 2x LP / Digital via Relapse Records. Physical packages and digital orders are available via Relapse.com HERE and Bandcamp HERE.
Ulcerate Tour Dates:
Feb 10 Auckland, NZ The Kings Arms Tavern
Mar 17 Wellington, NZ San Fran
Death metal has always had roots in themes of humanity, darkness, and oppression, but when Ulcerate formed in Auckland, New Zealand in 2000, their unconventional approach to the genre quickly redefined the meaning of those concepts throughout death metal and beyond. The trio’s distinctive treatment of dynamics alongside in-depth lyrical content established the band as a formidable force long before they became the standard-bearers for a new era of death metal, one defined by meticulous passages of understated melodic sensibilities and jarring, tooth-scraping dissonance. Following the release of two promising demos, Ulcerate and The Coming of Genocide, Ulcerate released their debut full-length Of Fracture And Failure (Neurotic Records, 2007), which sent waves through the underground. Ulcerate ascended to the global stage upon the release of their 2009 sophomore record and Willowtip Records debut Everything is Fire, which garnered the band widespread critical recognition and enabled them to complete extensive tours of Europe for the first time.
Ulcerate’s next two albums found the band venturing into bleaker and more atmospheric territory than ever before. The Destroyers Of All, released via Willowtip in 2011, captivated press and audiences worldwide, even appearing at #3 on Pitchfork’s top 40 metal albums of the year. In 2013, Ulcerate joined forces with Relapse Records for the release of Vermis, which further refined the band’s doom-laden take on technical death metal and became Ulcerate’s most acclaimed and accomplished release thus far. The band are masters of their craft outside the studio, too – Ulcerate have taken the time to hone a punishing live act and establish themselves as an inimitable live presence. The band has toured the world extensively, including headlining North American tours with labelmates Inter Arma & Tombs, a headlining UK tour with Bell Witch, headlining European tours with Svart Crown and Wormed, and numerous tours of New Zealand and Australia. Ulcerate have also appeared at worldwide festivals ranging from Maryland Deathfest in the US to Hellfest in France and more.
Ulcerate's latest masterwork Shrines Of Paralysis is a flawless continuation of the band's signature sonic philosophy. Shrines Of Paralysis spans eight tracks of singular death metal, incorporating a wider range of styles and ideas than ever before. Influences both within and beyond metal abound: organic, inventive phrasings and novel compositional techniques round out a thundering package of death, doom, and black metal stylings. As is characteristic of the band, Shrines Of Paralysis is about much more than just the music. The production, themes, and atmosphere all shape Ulcerate's music, and help guide the way through a highly evocative palette of dark and light passages, subtly dramatic rhythmic manipulation, and unparalleled technical heaviness. The band's most cohesive and powerful release to date.
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Watch "Animal Farm" live at Metal Gates Festival here:- https://youtu.be/WTLUyylFJAE
Eufobia was founded in the city of Sofia by Niki (Guitar & Vocals) and a couple of friends, Steff (Bass & Vocals) and Blago (Drums). They invited later their friend Ivan (Guitar) to join the band and since then no band member has ever been replaced. The first album of Eufobia, called "Insemination", was released in January 2010 by the Romanian label AxaValaha Productions. At the beginning of the following year 2011 the second album "Cup of Mud" was released by the biggest Bulgarian metal label, Wizard LTD, and distributed worldwide by the German company Twilight Vertrieb, which was one of the biggest distributors of metal music in the world.
Eufobia tours regularly across Europe. So far the the band has given more than 200 concerts and has shared the stage with well known bans such as Arch Enemy, Dark Tranquillity, Rotting Christ, Kreator, Vader, Immolation, Onslaught, Malevolent Creation, Pyogenesis, Christ Agony, Gorgoroth, Sinister, Broken Hope, Dragonforce, Eluveitie, Keep of Kalessin, E-force, Agathocles, Negura Bunget and Suicidal Angels and many more.
Can’t get enough of Exit Eden’s fascinating live performances? So can’t we!
Watch "Total Eclipse Of The Heart", originally by Bonnie Tyler, live performed by Amanda Somerville, Clémentine Delauney, Marina La Torraca, and Anna Brunner at Hamburg Metal Dayz HERE.
Exit Eden are living proof that almost every classic song can be transformed into a solid metal-rock song and that their powerful e-guitar driven versions work exceptionally great live on stage!
Find the full track listing of their debut album “Rhapsodies in Black” listed below:
Get your copy of the chart-hitting album "Rhapsodies in Black” HERE!
Cosmopolitan, self-confident, independent and ready to do their very own thing, Exit Eden have already released six chapters of their “Rhapsodies in Black” HERE:
"Unfaithful” (Rihanna Cover) HERE
“Impossible” (Shontelle Cover) HERE
“Incomplete” (Backstreet Boys Cover) HERE
“Paraprazzi” (Lady Gaga Cover) HERE
“Total Eclipse Of The Heart” (Bonnie Tyler) HERE
“A Question Of Time” (Depeche Mode) HERE
Stay tuned and keep you eyes & ears open!
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