Malta-based brutal death metal horde Beheaded will release their long-anticipated fifth full-length next year via Unique Leader Records. Entitled Beast Incarnate, the infernal, eight-track production draws upon the brutal and melodic approach to 2012's critically-championed Never To Dawn offering. Welcoming drummer Davide Billia and guitarist Simone Brigo to the fold, the album seethes with the band's self-proclaimed Mediterranean brand of brutality belting out caustic vocals, punishing riff and crushing drum sequences. Recorded at MKII Recording Studio in Italy and mixed and mastered by Ronnie Björnström (Teadeat, Bone Gnawer, Aeon, Those Who Bring The Torture etc.) at Enhanced Audio Productions in Sweden, Beast Incarnate comes shrouded in the cover art of Gabriel Alegria Sabogal stretches the boundaries of Beheaded's signature sound to meet new extremes.
Comments the band:
"The driving force behind Beast Incarnate was to create a milestone for Mediterranean death metal by cementing and defining the essence of Beheaded's signature sound drawing inspiration from the different facets of the band's twenty-five years of existence and pushing boundaries to take it to new extremes. Beast Incarnate can be considered the pinnacle of the band's history, echoing the eerie old school melodies and blasphemous poetry of the 1998 album Perpetual Mockery infused with technical elements of the 2005 Ominous Bloodline making this album an indisputable successor to Never To Dawn. The Horror breathes and The Beast is among us."
Beheaded's Beast Incarnate will be released on January 27th, 2017 via Unique Leader Records with pre-order options to be announced in the weeks to come. In the meantime check out second cut, "The Horror Breathes" at the label's official Bandcamp page HERE.
Alpha Omega Management have announced the signing of Malta's Weeping Silence to its roster! Furthermore Weeping Silence will join Alpha Omega's two other roster bands, Cadaveria and Mechanical God Creation at “Voices Of The Succubi” (aka VOTS) – Female Fronted Metal Festival, set to take place on September 17th in Malta.
Gothic / Doom Metal band Weeping Silence, formed in 1998 in Malta, released their fourth album ‘Opus IV Oblivion‘ via Massacre Records, bringing together the best that Weeping Silence has to offer. Heavy, melodic, dark and full of ambience with doom-laden riffs. This album has already left its mark and received stellar ratings. It has been listed in Top 20 Best-of Albums of 2015 in several webzines. Over the years Weeping Silence appeared on-stage at numerous festivals and concerts, including UK dates with To-Mera, the Malta Doom Metal Fest, a tour in Benelux including Respect for Metal alongside Therion, Metaldays, Metal over Malta Fest and The Dames of Darkness Fest. Bookings for 2016 include January tour dates in France, Belgium and The Netherlands with Thurisaz, Gothoom Open Air Fest (Slovakia), Metal over Malta Fest, Metaldays (Slovenia), a November tour and others. Weeping Silence also organises and hosts the Metal over Malta Festival.
Sean (bass) states: "After what has been an incredible couple of years for Weeping Silence, playing shows across Europe and the release of our fourth studio album 'Opus IV Oblivion' late last year, we are thrilled to now announce our signing with Alpha Omega Management. We feel that they have the experience and vision to get Weeping Silence on the best international festivals and tours, and in so doing assure the band's best interests. Together we will undoubtedly achieve great things, and we look forward to many good times ahead!"
Alpha Omega Management adds:
"We're glad to welcome this great female fronted goth doom band to our family! Weeping Silence has been long around and their latest effort confirms that the band has still a lot to offer to their fans, and that new frontiers are soon to be reached, so stay tuned for next announcements!"
Atmospheric Extreme Metal outfit MartYriuM unleashes the new video for "Necropendulum", extracted from the upcoming opus "Destiny Wore A Bondage Mask".
The video has been directed and produced by Maltese director Patrick Vella and Frank Psaila and premiered through Blank TV.
Martyrium already confirmed the first shows of their European Tour presenting the album:
DESTINY WORE A BONDAGE MASK WINTER TOUR 2016
20/02 - Malta - Shellshock Metal Fest
03/03 - Cologne, Germany -MTC
04/03 - Lille, France, Le Midland
05/03 - Mons, Belgium - Female Fronted Extreme
18-19/03 - Malta -Metal Over Malta
Europe & Worldwide: 28/03/2016
Pre-Order "Destiny Wore A Bondage Mask" on AGR Online!
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