Maltese Melodic Death Metallers Angelcrypt have signed a worldwide contract with the German label Boersma Records. The guys are about to release their long awaited new album "Dawn Of The Emperor" which is scheduled for release in June.
"Angelcrypt are extremely proud to announce that it has signed a record deal with Germany based Boersma Records. The band's heartfelt thanks go to Sascha at Boersma Records for his support and belief in the Angelcrypt project, and for providing the band with such an important opportunity. The band is also announcing that it will be bringing more melodic death metal to its fans with the release of their long-awaited full-length album, Dawn Of The Emperor. The forthcoming release is a follow-up to 2016 'We Are The Dead', and is set to be released on Friday, 12th June 2020 through Boersma Records.“
Boersma Records said:-
"We are very happy to welcome Angelcrypt from Malta as our first non-German speaking band to the Boersma Records family. We had Angelcrypt on our list for a long time and we have known
them as an excellent live band.“
Further information will follow soon.
Modern Metallers Amaranthe unleash official video for new digital single 'Do Or Die' (ft Angela Gossow)
Sweden’s hottest metal export is just rounding up their European arena tour with Sabaton and are ready to present a very special Valentine’s Day gift: Amaranthe spice up the day with a brand new song featuring former vocalist of Arch Enemy, Angela Gossow. 'Do Or Die' displays Amaranthe’s heavier side and is accompanied by a dystopian horror video filmed in Spain, featuring Fardou Keuning's stunning creations. Brave enough? Watch the video here: https://youtu.be/iZweNFWbegI
Angela Gossow comments:-
"It was thrilling to join Amaranthe for a more extreme track and shooting a cutting edge video for it! This is no cosy studio performance, but real ice cold winds, sewage, cadavers and pouring rain - the reality we live in, the devastating legacy we leave to our future generations. Time to wake up, turn - and bang - some heads! Watch out for these guys and killer lady, they are going to crush you this year with a new album and some heavy touring!!!"
Guitarist Olof Mörck states:-
"While Amaranthe's music is often uplifting, energetic and positive, sooner or later everyone needs to deal with the obvious fact that the world is literally crumbling around us - and it is crumbling fast, thanks to the short sighted abuse of our common Mother Earth! We talked to legendary Angela Gossow of Arch Enemy fame to do an entire package of a video and a song, outside of any normal album cycle, and let our different perspectives on metal collide in a massive explosion; and it resulted in Do or Die! Together with Overbeck Media who shot the video, we delivered something really quite special, and Angela brings in a fresh strength to the trademark Amaranthe sound that is sure to resound all across the metal world! Death and Fire!"
Purchase or stream the digital single here: https://nblast.de/Amaranthe-DoOrDie
Listen to 'Do Or Die' and other new tracks in the NB New Releases Playlists:
http://nblast.de/SpotifyNewReleases | http://nblast.de/AppleMusicNewReleases
With their foundations tracing back to 2008, the group have released 5 albums since then (2011's Amaranthe, 2013's The Nexus, 2014's Massive Addictive, 2016's Maximalism, and 2018's Helix), consistently delivering hauntingly catchy tunes led by their unique three-part vocals. Within their arsenal of hit singles - with 'Drop Dead Cynical' leading right at the front - a myriad tracks have been received very well via press and fans alike; having also gained countless plays on both radio stations around the globe and across streaming services (the group's songs have been streamed more than 100 million times on Spotify). A string of support tours have blazed Amaranthe's trail in front of huge crowds as well as at their own headline concerts (the group impressively once performed in front of 10,000 fans at Liseberg, Gothenburg). They have kept working incredibly hard over the years, the latest product of which culminated in the form of Helix, which achieved them some of their highest chart positions in the band's history (Switzerland #21, Germany #29 etc.).
Be sure to follow the band on Spotify & YouTube to not miss any of their upcoming releases..
Elize Ryd | vocals
Olof Mörck | guitars, keyboards
Henrik "GG6" Englund Wilhelmsson | vocals
Johan Andreassen | bass
Morten Løwe Sørensen | drums
Nils Molin | vocals
Italy's Melodic Death Metal band Neurosphere released brand new video clip "Intermittent Sun": https://youtu.be/vae0-jLNgaE
Get the "Anthem of the Lost" Pt I. (Nightwards) here: https://smarturl.it/61urop
Neurosphere formed in 2003. The style of the band recalls the influence of really different bands (among the others Amorphis, Metallica and Opeth) and can be summarized as a mix of thrash and more dark riffs, with dreamy and thoughtful melodies, accompanied by clean, raw and growling vocals. Upon the release of the Rational Insanity EP in 2006, the first track Last Man Standing has been used as soundtrack for the Doom 3 Mod LMS Mod for DOOM3 (by Platinum Arts), award-winning at the IGF (Independent Games Festival) Awards, giving the band visibility and a solid fan base also outside Italy. The band's first full length and debut album Megantereon has been recorded, mixed and mastered by Marco Minno (Neurosphere, Tothem) and Neurosphere.
Melancholic melodic death metal band Slow Fall from up north the Finnish city of Oulu has released a new single "Exile The Day".
Listen to the single:
Apple Music: https://apple.co/2w8mLLP
"Exile the Day is one of those easier to approach songs on the album. The song itself is a nice mix of heavy riffs, melancholic spirit and it has maybe the most versatile vocal performance on the whole album. Exile the Day is the third single from the upcoming debut album "Beneath the Endless Rains", out in spring 2020." guitar player Juho Viinikanoja backgrounds.
Slow Fall was founded by bassist and songwriter Markku Kerosalo in the year 2016. Since then the band has gone through a few line-up changes until its current form in 2019, including Markus Taipale (vox), Aki Pusa (drums), Heikki Kakko (gtr), Juho Viinikanoja (gtr) and Markku Kerosalo (bass). Band's first EP "The First Ones to Fall" was released in the year 2017. Back then the band's music was much more into the melodic doom metal sound which has now gone through a lot of progression and evolving.
Slow Fall took the year 2018 to write songs for the debut album and started the recordings for it in the early 2019. The new music really shows all the colours in band's own spectrum, from the heavy blastbeat drumming and stormy riffing to the more mellow and atmospheric stuff.
The single release Across the Cold shows the heavier and faster sound of the upcoming album. https://youtu.be/zy9TToYUD3U
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."
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