Sylosis are set to release their 5th studio album, Cycle Of Suffering, on the 7th of February. Today the band have dropped the second single from the forthcoming record. Watch and listen to 'Calcified' here: youtu.be/ocQQepiT3_k
Pre-order Cycle Of Suffering on various formats now: nuclearblast.com/cycleofsuffering
Pre-save / pre-add the album on Spotify, Apple Music and Deezer: nblast.de/SYLOSIScosPreSave
The record was self produced and mixed by Josh Middleton with mastering by Ermin Hamidovic. The cover art is an original painting by Josh Middleton with the design and layout taken care of by Dan Goldsworthy.
Sylosis are set to take to the stage for the first time in 4 years to headline Islington Assembly Hall on 13th February – Josh promising that this will be the biggest and baddest Sylosis live show to date:-
"After 3 long years, Sylosis are back! I want to thank all of our fans for their patience and support over these last few years. 'Cycle of Suffering' is dedicated to them.
With this new chapter, we close another; I’d like to thank Carl Parnell for his time in Sylosis. Many great memories made with him and I wish him the best in his career. Now we welcome Conor Marshall to Sylosis! Another man in another band (Conjurer) - Conor is an amazing player and compliments what we do really well. A warm welcome planned for 13th February where we play our first show in over 4 years! We’re excited and focussed – see you in 2020!"
Tickets for the band's 13th February headline show at Islington Assembly Hall are on sale now from livenation.co.uk/artist/sylosis-tickets
The band have also been announced for Ireland's Sunstroke Festival alongside Deftones, Faith No More, Gojira, label mates Sepultura and more:
14th June 2020 - Dublin - Sunstroke - Buy tickets here.
Josh Middleton | Vocals/Guitars
Alex Bailey | Guitars
Conor Marshall | Bass
Ali Richardson | Drums
The debut album of Swiss Technical / Melodic Death Metal act Arcaine, which will be titled "As Life Decays", will be released on February 14th via Black Sunset / MDD!
Recorded in the Blue Wonder studio in Chur, Switzerland, the album features 9 songs that will kick your ass with a relentlessly hard sound.
Focused less on death and the devil and more on current socio-critical themes, the band's debut album was mixed by Vladimir Cochet at the Conatus Studio in Vevey, while Max Morton (Morton Studios, Jinjer, Sacrosanct, among others) is responsible for mastering. Artwork was taken up by Russian artist Xaay and visually implemented on the cover artwork.
Canadian metal group Hyperia have released a new single taken from the forthcoming album Insanitorium set for release via Sliptrick Records on January 14th, 2020. The band went on to explain the track:-
“Dystopia is a politically based track about the corruption that has been going on in our world, and continues to affect us every day, particularly on a governmental level. It’s a song that hits you in the face the entire way through with lots of intricate parts from every instrument. It’s a perfect representation of our debut album Insanitorium – melodic and catchy as well as fast and heavy.”
Available now at: iTunes | Spotify | & other major stores
Hailing from the northern part of Denmark, Chronicle is the bastard child of old-school thrash metal, melodic death metal & black metal, with a sprinkling of Finnish melody thrown in for good measure. Technical riffs and lightning fast drums are par for the course, when it comes to Chronicles music.
And now the Danish band is ready to release their new album “Demonology"!
“We've always strived towards a high level of technicality and musicianship in the music we write, and "Demonology" represents to us a big step into a heavier and more extreme direction, while maintaining our brand of catchy melodic death metal. We can't wait to share more info with you all in the coming months!" - Chronicle
The new album was produced, mixed and mastered by Tue Madsen (Meshuggah, The Haunted) at Antfarm Studios and will be released on March 27th 2020 on CD, vinyl and digital formats. It can be pre-ordered here:
Lars Bo Nepper: guitar/vocals
Jari Sielemann Holopainen: drums
Sebastian Skousgaard: guitar
Jacob Wammen: bass
Psyanide is a five-piece band formed in 2013 in Katerini/Thessaloniki Greece.
Their sound is groovy, melodic and sticks the roots of death metal in a modern way. Some of their biggest influences are bands like Lamb Of God, Heaven Shall Burn, The Haunted Decapitated, Pantera and Gojira. Etc.
The full-length album “I Declare War” is their third official release of the band. Contain 10 songs.
One of them is the song “Premonition” - Watch official video here:-
Black Lion Records are excited to welcome their first ever Finnish band to the label's roster.
Following the signing, the label had this to say:-
"Re-armed reached out to us early 2019 and by then it became quite clear that this was indeed a band that had gone behind our radar. While Re-armed's music influences can strongly be traced to it's root influences from Arch Enemy and At The Gates, upon hearing their music video "Built To Last" we were instantly impressed and since the start of 2019, the band has been in the studio recording their new album which is set for a worldwide release in the start of summer 2020. We are always looking to expand our horizons and Finland has certainly been a hotspot for metal in the past few years, and an area we truly wanted to reach into so we are very excited to work with Re.armed on their new record."
Re-Armed have toured heavily across the European and Asian soil ever since 2002 and have toured and supported bands such as Suffocation, Origin, Cryptopsy, Cattle Decapitation & Decrepit Birth to name a few and are already getting ready for a busy 2020.
The new, 4th album comes out worldwide in June 2020. Tour dates will lead and follow the release.
Below a statement from the band:-
"Throughout the spring and beginning of winter we have been producing and recording new songs for forthcoming yet untitled album. This album will be more dramatic, powerful, and melodic as we promised earlier. In the end of 2018, the single "Built to Last" gave to audience hint about what has been cooking in our stew lately. We continued to discover more about these ingredients. Upcoming release will definitely open new doors for the band. And about the record deal, Olivers attitude, professionalism and genuine love for music made an instant impact on us. We are convinced that this alliance will lead us to even greater achievements in the future."
Eluveitie are a phenomenon that has been spreading over the world for more than 15 years. Starting with their legendary debut album 'Spirit' (2006), across the outstanding 'Slania' (2008) to their latest masterpiece 'Ategnatos' (2019), the Swiss have developed a groundbreaking recipe.
And now the time has come to capture the magical live energy of the Swiss Folk Metal institution in the form of a new release. 'Live At Masters Of Rock' is out now and contains many songs off of the band’s new album as well as plenty of legendary Eluveitie classics. Get ready for tracks like 'Ategnatos' or earlier hits like 'Helvetios' or 'King' as well as the evergreens 'The Call Of The Mountains' or 'Inis Mona' that lead through the epochal band history like a raging storm.
Order 'Live At Masters Of Rock' here: https://nblast.de/Eluveitie-LiveatMOR
Eluveitie also released a new YouTube trailer today. Check it and find out what the band has to say about the new live album: https://youtu.be/IVLkfctG8TY
The tracklist of 'Live at Masters of Rock':
03. The Call Of The Mountains
08. A Rose For Epona
16. Inis Mona
Jonas Wolf | guitars
Matteo Sisti | whistles, bagpipes, mandola, bodhran
Nicole Ansperger | fiddle
Alain Ackermann | drums
Chrigel Glanzmann | vocals, whistles, mandola, bagpipes
Fabienne Erni | vocals, celtic harp
Kay Brem | bass
Michalina Malisz | hurdy gurdy
Rafael Salzmann | guitars
Finland's Children Of Bodom release official animated video for the title track of their latest album, "Hexed"
Finland's melodic death superstars Children of Bodom have released an official animated video for the title track of their latest album, Hexed. The RMIT University in Australia spent the last 15 weeks working on the video, with producers Aaron McLoughlin and Simon Norton spending around 3000 working hours with their team to create the video. Check it out here: youtu.be/oDeH1XJ9Tzo
"As always, we like to come up with something that suits what the band is all about, so we drew inspiration from the song lyrics as well as the monochromatic imagery found in Children of Bodom’s videos and album art. We decided a black and white horror film would be cool - set on a lake, of course! And we had to include a Roy cameo appearance, obviously! Although Hexed is a fast track, it’s also particularly measured in the way it plays out over the 5-minute duration, so part of the fun was crafting a cinematic narrative that flows with the amazing technical precision of the music. The animation students at RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia are some of the most talented rising stars in the world, and I think they’ve done a terrific job on this project. Animating metal videos is such a fun thing to do at university, and the team felt very honoured creating this film for Children of Bodom."
Bassist Henkka adds:
“It’s such a cool thing to have a video of one my favourite tracks of the album. And the fact it’s made by Aaron and his 25 students in Australia is even cooler. The black and white calm mood suits perfectly to this not-so-calm song. The lake and it’s reflection makes a perfect ending for it."
With Halloween approaching, Apotheus is getting ready for the launch of their new album The Far Star coming October 31st the band is currently lining up to head out on the road in support of their new creation!
Listen to their new track The Darkest Sun streaming over at Bandcamp! A tasteful blend of Melodies and darkness cloaked in the massive production! The Far Star is out October 31st CD / Digital Worldwide!
The Far Star by Apotheus
Catch the band on tour with Moonshade
- November 1st - Vigo 🇪🇸
- November 2nd - Salamanca 🇪🇸
- November 3rd - Sedavi 🇪🇸
- November 5th - Vitoria Gasteiz 🇪🇸
- November 6th - Saragoza 🇪🇸
- November 7th - Santander 🇪🇸
- November 8th - Leiria 🇵🇹
- November 16th - S. João da Madeira 🇵🇹
Lifeforce Records are very happy to welcome well established Greek Melodic Doom/ Death Metal outfit On Thorns I Lay to their roster. Their Lifeforce Records debut entitled "Threnos" (mixed and mastered by the mighty Dan Swanö) is set to be released in early 2020.
On Thorns I Lay started as a death metal band, under the name of Paralysis in the early 90’s in Greece. Together with other cult bands such as Rotting Christ, Septic Flesh, Necromantia, Nightfall started to spread their name in the local and global underground scene.
In 1993 they changed their name to Phlebotomy and released the EP “Dawn Of Grief”. The year after they recorded the “Voluptuous” demo which draw attention of Holy Records (Fr).
In 1994, the band changed their name to On Thorns I Lay and released their first album which was closer to death/doom style. Through the years the band evolved their music to gothic metal.
They have released 7 albums and have played in Greece and in Europe together with great bands such as Dream Theater, In Flames, Anathema, Amorphis, Katatonia, Tiamat, The Gathering, Satyricon, Septicflesh and many more.
The band after a hiatus of 14 years has just returned with their 8th full-length album "Aegean Sorrow", which was released by Alone Recs / the Stone Circle Spain and The Vinyl Division recorded at Devasoundz Studios (Rotting Christ, Septicflesh), mixed and mastered by legendary Dan Swanö at Unisound.
Visit and "like" the band’s Facebook page and stay tuned about latest news and live shows.
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