International tech-death upstarts Solus Ex Inferis unveil debut album details and devastating new single
Solus Ex Inferis is a trans-continental, technical death metal band founded by long-time musician and guitar player, Dave Sevenstrings alongside Marco Pitruzzella aka Lord Marco (Six Feet Under, Sleep Terror, ex-The Faceless), Sahil Makhija aka Demonstealer (Demonic Resurrection, Reptilian Death), Ollie Morgan (Necropathy) and Mauricio Catalán. The band first broke into the worldwide metal scene back in 2018 with their critically acclaimed 4-song EP, Demonic Supremacy. Three years on, Solus Ex Inferis has resurfaced with news of their debut full-length album, Daemones Ceramici; scheduled to be released on 9th July 2021. Alongside the announcement, the band has also unveiled a new single off of the upcoming LP titled, "Destroying Malevolence". The track is accompanied with a slick lyric video featuring, in great detail, the diabolic cover art drawn by Tata Kumislizer. Stream / listen [HERE].
Formed in 2017, Solus Ex Inferis came about as a means for the band’s original bassist and co-founding member, Matt Nemeth, to hone his audio engineering & production capabilities. Looking for a specific style of extreme metal drumming, Nemeth and Sevenstrings — both die-hard fans of Pitruzzella’s work — decided to approach him to see if he’d be interested in joining the band. Once Pitruzzella agreed, the two decided to engage a full-time vocalist (Sahil Makhija) and a lead-guitar player (Ollie Morgan). This line-up, with members from US, Australia, Chile and India, went on to record the band’s debut EP, Demonic Supremacy. Soon after its release, Nemeth quit the band and was replaced by Mauricio Catalán. Catalán, besides being a bassist, also ran a full-fledged studio and it was here where the band’s upcoming full-length was entirely mixed & mastered.
Right from the band’s inception, it has been Dave Sevenstrings’ constant endeavour to write music that combined fast-paced, blast-beat style death metal with melodic lead elements and simultaneously was informed by the sounds of celebrated bands in the genre like Vital Remains, Hypocrisy, Deeds Of Flesh, Psycroptic etc. It started to evolve into its own thing once all the members started participating in the writing process and started to contribute some of their own musical influences from the different regions they came from. Hence, the music on Daemones Ceramici, while being devastatingly fast-paced and razor-sharp technical, “still retains the core of any good song, (and includes) solid riffs that you can headbang to” says Dave.
If you thought the last EP was any indication of how brutal or extreme Solus Ex Inferis could sound, the full-length quashes all of that point-blank and strives to push all known boundaries within the tech-death realm. Named after the malevolent spirits in Greek mythology, Solus Ex Inferis’ debut full-length plays around concepts of demonology and the occult; often re-contextualizing it for the terrible state of the world as we know it today. “The album reflects on human beings as the real demons, it reflects the hypocrisy and hatred fuelled by religion” adds Makhija, the band’s frontman and lyricist.
Solus Ex Inferis’ debut full-length album, Daemones Ceramici, is releasing worldwide on the 9th of July, 2021. Pre-orders for the digital release and merchandise are now available on the band’s Bandcamp, [HERE]. The album will be available to stream on all streaming services including YouTube, Spotify and Apple Music.
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Australian modern metallers Temtris unveil lyric video for title track of upcoming album "Ritual Warfare" & announce tour
Australian modern heavy metal powerhouse Temtris are releasing a lyric video as an appetiser for their sixth studio album. They have chosen the album's title track, Ritual Warfare. The album Ritual Warfare is due for release on 30 April 2021 via Wormholedeath. The band also announced the Ritual Warfare Across Australia tour dates to promote their release.
Ritual Warfare Across Australia Tour Dates
Temtris combines the best elements of heavy metal and brings them to life with a modern feel. Ritual Warfare delivers powerful and soaring vocals, twin guitar harmonies, blazing solos and a crushing rhythm section that drives a catchy chorus leaving you hungry for more.
Ritual Warfare single is available on all digital platforms.
Temtris are a five piece act from the south of Sydney, Australia. They formed in 2000 and have released their albums Threshold (2003), Masquerade (2007), Shallow Grave (2014) and Enter The Asylum (2016). They have played shows all over Australia and supported Accept (GER) in 2014. In to 2018 Temtris released their 5th Studio Album Rature and toured Australia in support. 2019 saw Temtris play with bands such as Loudness, Ensiferum, Girlschool, Tank , Raven, Metal Church, Marty Friedman and a one off acoustic show with Michael Sweet. In 2020, Temtris headlined Smashfest in NZ and opened the show for Geoff Tate in Sydney. Now the powerhouse band is about to release their 6th studio 'Ritual Warfare' album in April.
Indian Heavy Metal force Against Evil release the title track of their upcoming album "End Of The Line" as a lyric video.
Shasank shares more details about the song:
"This is the title song and also the heaviest song on the album! It's about a dystopian future where common people have no rights and are trapped under the control of evil governments and shadow organizations. We also got the idea for the cover artwork after writing this song, where the band also known as The Army of Four are being sentenced to death by the electric chair for rebellion against the evil government. Overall, it's a very aggressive heavy metal song with a good blend of thrash."
Check out the video below
The album End of the Line will be out May 14th via German-Swiss based record label Doc Gator Records in Europe and independently the rest of the world. The sound of Against Evil is best described as Heavy Metal with Power and Speed Metal influence.
Against Evil is a heavy metal band from the city of Visakhapatnam (India), formed in 2014. Combining traditional heavy metal, power metal and speed metal with a modern sound, the band’s music can be described as adrenaline inducing, fist pumping, bone crushing, anthemic metal!
The band released two albums – 'Fatal Assault' in 2015 and 'All Hail the King' in 2018 which were met with great critical acclaim. After the release of their album 'All Hail the King', the band started to gain a solid fan base worldwide, especially in Europe among fans of traditional heavy metal, power metal and thrash metal which led to the collaboration with German/Swiss based record label Doc Gator Records who later released the album in Europe.
With the help of Doc Gator Records and Facebook metal group “Heavy Metal Fans”, the band set off on a crowdfunded European tour in the summer of 2019, performing club and festival shows in Germany, Austria, Belgium and Switzerland and sharing stages with legendary bands such as Queensryche, Riot V, Hardline and many others.
Symphonic metal foursome Sirenia recently released its exquisite tenth studio album, Riddles, Ruins & Revelations, via Napalm Records. The 11-track offering draws the listener deep into a versatile symphonic metal vortex through combining heavy soundscapes with modern influences and showcases the multifaceted nature of the unit around mastermind, bandleader, multi-instrumentalist, composer, songwriter and producer Morten Veland.
This is proven evident once more on their fourth single “This Curse Of Mine”. The song sets off with a fresh yet harsh riff attack and consecutive electronics, leading into a confident and strong vocal presentation of operatic vocalist Emmanuelle Zoldan, whilst unfolding all its magic in a memorable, grooving chorus.
Morten Veland on “This Curse Of Mine”:
“We are pleased to bring you a lyric video for the song 'This Curse Of Mine' taken from our brand new album Riddles, Ruins & Revelations. As touring is not an option these days we might as well be bringing you videos instead of shows. That being said, we really can't wait to see you all on tour again though. In the meantime, please enjoy 'This Curse Of Mine'. We hope you like it.”
Watch the official lyric video for “This Curse Of Mine” HERE.
Morten Veland on the album:
"Riddles, Ruins & Revelations is Sirenia's tenth studio album. The album is very diverse, as a Sirenia album should be. There's a lot of material that shows the band from a new side, and there is lots of material that is to be expected from the band musically. All in all, the album will take listeners through a journey that will cover both familiar and unexplored musical landscapes. We hope that you will enjoy the journey.”
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Progressive Death / Thrash Metal quartet Cathartic Demise have released a lyric video for the song "Blade In The Dark," the second single from forthcoming album In Absence. Check out the video at the following location: youtu.be/aze66JZqHjs
Cathartic Demise will release full-length album In Absence on April 9. Pre-order at: catharticdemise.bandcamp.com/album/in-absence
In comparison to the band's self-titled EP, In Absence still consists of the Melo / Prog / Death Thrash Metal elements, but with a more "mature" approach. The overall musicianship within the band improved, as well as the overall songwriting capabilities. In Absence features the same aggression as the self-titled EP, but brings an intense atmosphere with extreme tempos, and brisk riffs. This release heavily carries on the epic melodic sections heard previously, and even going further with more complex song structuring and longer tracks. Aside from the aggressive side of things, hints of experimentation can be heard, showing slower sections, and clean parts as well.
Album Art by Ioannis Vassilopoulas
Recorded and mixed by Jonah Kay at HM Studio, Waterloo ON
Mastered by Jamie King
Bennett Smith - Vocals/Guitars
Aaron Tanner - Bass
Taylor Wroblewski - Lead Guitars
Angus Pike - Drums
The thought of Cathartic Demise came into fruition on October 8, 2017, after high school friends Angus Pike (drums) and Bennett Smith (guitar/vocals) jammed for the first time, and immediately decided to form a group. Bennett had demos previously prepared, (two of the EP songs) and the week after Aaron Tanner would join the line up, following a few weeks with Taylor Wroblewski (guitar) quickly completing the quartet. The four rehearsed immensely over a eight-month period landing their first show September 16, 2018. In December of 2018, the band entered into HM Studio, to record the self titled three-track EP Cathartic Demise, released April 26, 2019. For the rest of the year, the band played around Ontario, and in January 2020, Cathartic Demise would begin the recording sessions of In Absence.
Ukrainian Melodic Death Metal band Wolfanger launches lyric video for new single, "Hunter & Prey".
Watch video now here - https://youtu.be/S_31t81nLSo
The band shares their thoughts:
"We came up with a final vision of the song concept a long time ago. The song is about the concept of hunt. There’s a hunter and there’s a prey but no one knows who will prevail until the final moment, the chances of both are equal and prey can turn the tide and become a hunter, or nobody can survive in this stand. The song’s message is about how much a tiny random chance can do with every situation we face during our whole lives but none of us notices that.
The inspiration came unexpectedly, as it usually happens (we’re sure the people with creative ways of thinking can understand us). After releasing a Wolfheart cover Mr Tuomas Saukkonen (the Wolfheart’s mastermind) has invited our vocalist Petro Solovey to record a guest vocal for their upcoming track Skull Soldiers. That was a chance to let every metalhead in the world know about us and inspire us to create a lot of cool songs."
You can order "Hunter & Prey" digitally here - https://distrokid.com/hyperfollow/wolfanger/hunterprey
Wolfanger is a Ukrainian melodic death metal band combining heavy melodic riffs with keyboards. The band is influenced both by Amon Amarth, In Flames, Arch Enemy and many other music genres.
Formed in 2016 the band started to write the songs for an upcoming album. The band’s discography consists of EP “Afterlife” (released in spring 2017), several singles and LP Ancients Call (released in October 2019).
In Summer 2020 Wolfanger recorded a cover of the song “Ashes” from the latest Wolfheart album and took part in a cover contest. The Ashes cover took third place, so Wolfheart invited Wolfanger’s vocalist Petro Solovey to be a guest vocal in their new single “Skull Soldiers”. Currently the band is in progress of writing new songs for an upcoming album and have already released several singles.
Italian melodic metal band Marble have just released their new single 'Heartless Disease' along with a new lyric video. This is the first new music available from the forthcoming album "S.A.V.E." (due out 15th February via Sliptrick Records) and is about the sin of lust. “Lust is not necessarily evil, it is a social convention imposed through the centuries by the clergy.”
Check out the lyric video here: https://youtu.be/0symogJzTGY
The lyric video was created by Jan “Örkki” Yrlund.
Spanish melodic death stalwarts SynlakrosS release new single / lyric video called "The Last They Of Eris"
Spanish modern melodic death metallers SynlakrosS have just released a new single called "The Last Day Of Eris", a song included in their new album "0K4M1" which will be released internationally very soon.
The title of this new album is formed by the acronym 0M4K1, whose pronunciation in English is Zero Em Four Kei One. "The Last Day Of Eris" is the third song on the album and talks about the last day of the planet Eris. It’s a suicide mission to which 0K4M1 has been assigned to try to save the planet from destruction... but the mission failed and 0K4M1 felt the pain, the suffering, the destruction and the deaths as if they were his own.
The video has been created by Patricia Pons, vocalist of the band, and the music by Facundo Novo at Novo Studios. About this new album the band published on the networks:
“The album is a message sent by creature 0K4M1, and you are the one who receives this message to millions of light years away. Like a message in a bottle. At the end of the listening, you should choose if you want to keep it a secret, or if you want to share it with others. And who is 0K4M1? 0K4M1 is a creature created by humans from a synthetic embryo and alien DNA. Created to be a lethal weapon, the new antichrist. Before dying, he decides to record his vital experience and share it with everyone who receives this message. Because maybe your experience can alleviate the existential pain and suffering of the listener."
They have also released new merchandising thinking about winter and the people who are isolated or quarantined at home, including items such as blankets in their store. They also have advanced some elements of the pre-sale of the album. If you like their work, don’t hesitate to support them by buying their merch here: https://store23164244.ecwid.com/
SynlakrosS is characterized by its thematic albums based on Melodic Death Metal to which they add various inspirations, developing a very personal style, both in the musical base, and in the diversity of voices that Patricia interprets. Highly recommended, they have played with bands like Jinjer, The Agonist and Primal Fear, and have played in venues and festivals in Spain, Portugal, England and Wales.
Italian progressive / power metal band Souls Of Diotima will release their fourth studio album, titled “Janas”, on January 29th 2021 via Diotima Records / Rockshots Records.
The quartet are proud to unleash their lyric video for the title track ‘Janas’.
Commenting on the new single the founder member, lyricist and drummer Giorgio Pinna says:
“Along with ‘The Black Mask’, this song best represents the essence of the entire album. It tells the story of the Janas, fictional fairy creatures found around our island, who are depicted on the album cover. They lived inside small caves carved into the rock and only came out on full moon nights. They are portrayed as small, winged fairies, with a beautiful, delicate appearance.
They are also described by Grazia Deledda, a Sardinian writer and Nobel prize winner in literature, as ‘largely evil little creatures’, because despite their deceptive appearance, they were not angelic in the slightest. They were enchantresses who bewitched with their beauty, with the power to decide the fate of human beings, often choosing an unfortunate destiny. According to many stories, the Janas kidnapped humans, especially males, to suck their blood. They also stole from their victims and kept their treasures hidden inside their caves”.
“Janas” was recorded, mixed and mastered by Oscar Nilsson at Crehate Studios in Mölndal (Sweden).
The album “Janas” is a concept, the second chapter of a journey that began with the previous album, “The Sorceress Reveals - Atlantis”. “Janas” tells the stories and legends of band’s land, Sardinia. Their island is full of wonderful mythological tales and characters, of esoteric stories that are often macabre, but which portray a truly fascinating historical and cultural journey.
Giorgio Pinna admits that:
“We have a shared interest in the history and culture of the peoples of the sea, of the Mediterranean, and we are one of them. Much of Western history is rooted in the tales of the peoples of the sea, skilled conquerors who crossed the seas to conquer new lands or to defend their own. But there is more. Within Sardinia there are places that often remain undiscovered. Far from the more accessible touristic locations, these places are steeped in stories both true and fictitious, which we were often told during our childhood, and which probably formed the basis of our personality and the way we see the world. In brief, ‘Janas’ talks about these stories, about us, and about the Earth we have been walking on since we were born."
Souls Of Diotima is a band with a unique style, featuring recognizable elements of traditional, progressive and symphonic metal, as well as unconventional elements, woven together musically in a powerfully expressive new way. Their style recalls Mediterranean atmospheres and traditions, and you can call it "Mediterranean Metal”.
Souls Of Diotima are:
Claudia Barsi - Lead Vocals
Giorgio Pinna - Drums
Antonio Doro - Bass, Scream Vocals
Fabio "The Black Mask" Puddu - Guitars
Hungarian folk metal band Dalriada has shared another new song called “Őszi ének” (English: Autumn Song), which is taken from their forthcoming album “Őszelő” to be released in Spring 2021. You can watch the lyric video and read the English translation of the lyrics on the link below.
Dalriada: Őszi ének (Official lyric video) - youtu.be/-Otb_kiNbE4
András Ficzek (vocals, guitars) on the lyric video:-
“Brothers and Sisters! We’re proud and happy to present you “Őszi ének” (Autumn Song) from our “Őszelő” album. It’s one of our biggest favourite from the new record, and it’s a great summary of our thoughts about Hungarian folk metal these days. If you like it, or even if you don’t, please share your opinion with us, and share the song itself to let it reach as many people as possible!”
The band premiered the first song from “Őszelő” in June, “Ezer Csillag” (English: A Thousand Stars) is a unique ballad, an original composition with the authentic sound of traditional Hungarian folk music, featuring the band’s long time collaborators, Fajkusz Banda on violins, violas and double bass.
Dalriada - Ezer csillag (Official Music Video) - youtu.be/Or5l3HovzsM
Dalriada are Hungary’s most popular folk metal band, having released 10 full-length albums over 15 years with their unique sound and music performed with both male and female clean vocals and occasional growls. They’ve gained significant attention over the years, recording a song with Korpiklaani singer Jonne Järvelä, being constant performers of the biggest European metal festivals (like Sabaton Open Air, Leyendas del Rock, Wacken, Masters of Rock and Ragnarök Festival, etc.), toured in Japan with Orphaned Land and Myrath, performed on the 7000 Tons of Metal Festival on the cruise ship sailing the Caribbeans, and they’ve also toured in Europe with Faroese metal band Týr last year.
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