Italian group Abeyance aim to reshape the 90’s Melodeath style through the music, vocals and deep introspection-oriented lyrics, whilst offering its own unique sound and identity. Although the band is inspired by old school sounds, more modern influences can be found within the bands deep grooves.
The project was founded in early 2016 by drummer Michele Adami and the vocalist Jacopo Marinelli. As Michele started the songwriting work, the guitarists Gianluca Fraschini and Andrea Mantelli joined the band, contributing to compositions. A more progressive mark was brought by soloist Gianluca and from the other side more classic riff structures from Andrea.
In summer 2018, the songs for a new EP were almost complete with other tracks kept aside for future releases. With this in mind, the band decided to enter the recording studio in November. Michele completed and recorded the bass lines (taking over the work of original bassist Rebecca Bertozzo), in addition to his drums parts. Guitars and vocals followed shortly after until the EP was completed in late January. The band is now determined to steadily grow and offer their music to the an expanding audience, starting with both local and national live shows. The new EP Portraits of Mankind will be released via Sliptrick Records soon with Abeyance already working on more material for future full-length releases.
Jacopo Marinelli – Vocals
Gianluca Fraschini – Guitar
Andrea Mantelli – Guitar
Michele Adami – Drums/Bass
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American Symphonic / Melodeath unit Crepuscle joins Creator-Destructor Records; new album out in Autumn and touring now
Creator-Destructor Records welcomes Redwood City, California symphonic/melodic death metal quintet Crepuscle. The label is preparing the band's second LP, Heavenly Skies, for release this fall. Additionally, Crepuscle will support new labelmates Light This City on their tour through the Southwest US this week.
Following their initial demo in 2013, Crepuscle - a reference to the time of day immediately following sunset - independently released their debut full-length, Draconian Winter, the following year to critical acclaim, including a sponsorship from ESP Guitars. The band's epic and intense songs blend elements of melodic death metal and symphonic, orchestral finesse, delivering excellent songwriting and instantly infectious movements in the vein of Wintersun, Hypocrisy, Kalmah, and Insomnium. After a five-year wait, the band is now ready to unveil their long-awaited second album, Heavenly Skies.
The members of Crepuscle proclaim of the signing:-
"We could not be more thrilled to join forces with Creator-Destructor Records and contribute our symphonic metal stylings to their incredibly diverse roster. We have admired mastermind Ben Murray's work with the label and Light This City for years, so we are honoured to be working with a seasoned veteran who believes in our vision and is as eager to help us spread our music as far as possible. We are ready to unleash Heavenly Skies to the world and could not have asked for better allies to help us in this endeavour."
The track listing for Crepuscle's Heavenly Skies and its cover art by German artist Aerroscape have been posted. Creator-Destructor will release the album on October 11th. Watch for new updates including audio premieres, pre-orders, and more to be posted in the days ahead.
In the meantime, stream the band's Draconian Winter debut album at Bandcamp HERE and see the dual-guitar play-through video for "In All Its Majesty" from that album at ESP's website HERE.
This week, fans in the Southwest US can catch Crepuscle performing material from the impending album as they support Light This City on a tour through the region.
CREPUSCLE w/ Light This City:
7/31/2019 Rebel Lounge - Phoenix, AZ
8/01/2019 Rock House - El Paso, TX
8/02/2019 Vibes Underground - San Antonio, TX
8/03/2019 Boozers Rock Bar - Corpus Christi, TX
8/04/2019 Dirty Dog Bar - Austin, TX
8/05/2019 The White Swan Live - Houston, TX
Crepuscle first came to fruition in the spring of 2006 under the name Draconian Winter in Redwood City, California. The members during that era, aged fourteen through eighteen, began writing rudimentary songs while trying to find their sound. The intent was always to write honest metal that they themselves wanted to listen to. As a result, the Silent Reverie EP was self-released and the band began playing live regularly, while also experiencing various hiatuses, setbacks, and drastic line-up changes.
Through much trial and error, founding member Eligio Tapia gradually honed-in on what would become the sound of Crepuscle. The lineup changed so much over time until Tapia was the only founding member that remained. He decided that the Draconian Winter title no longer seemed appropriate. It was time for a new chapter, so the remaining members of the band all agreed that the best way to do that would be by changing the name. In order to pay tribute to the previous era, it was decided that the debut album would be called Draconian Winter.
The recording process for their debut album began in the autumn of 2010. The songs written during the Draconian Winter-era were refined and, in some cases, rewritten to showcase the more mature sound that had been developed. Crepuscle turned to Ryan Alvarado to produce the album. Over the next four years, the band and Alvarado worked tirelessly on the album. Despite scheduling conflicts, technical difficulties, and personal struggles, everyone forged ahead with a common goal: to create the best album they possibly could, unwilling to compromise until this goal was achieved.
Backed by Gavin DeVaughn on bass, Aaron Robitsch on Keyboards, JB Schuler on drums, and Cameron Stucky on guitar, Tapia and the rest of Crepuscle are ready to spread their music to every corner of the world.
Eligio Tapia - guitar, vocals
Cameron Stucky - guitar
Aaron Robitsch - keyboard, backing vocals
Gavin DeVaughn - bass
JB Schuler - drums
Spanish Melodic Death Metallers In Thousand Lakes unveil 1st single, cover art and tracklist from new album
Spanish melodic Death Metal band In Thousand Lakes have just revealed the cover art, tracklist and 1st advance single of what will be their new 7-song EP that will be entitled "Evolution" which will be released through Xtreem Music next September 25th.
Emerged in 1996, In Thousand Lakes are perhaps the leading band within the national melodic Death Metal scene. Releasing their 1st demo in '96 and their 1st album in '98, the band stopped their activity until 2014 when they released a comeback EP and in 2017, their 2nd album "Age of Decay" came out through Xtreem Music which is also releasing this new EP "Evolution".
"Evolution" contains 6 new tracks and a cover version of the classic "Breaking the Chains" by Dokken in which they have the collaboration with a guitar solo by Pedro J. Monge (VHÄLDEMAR) and vocalist Leire Tejada. This new work has been registered at Chromaticity Studios (VHÄLDEMAR, VALKYRIA, RISE TO FALL...) and in it we find quite varied compositions where the band influences range from European melodic Death Metal, through Heavy, to Thrash Metal, Progressive...
Release date for "Evolution" will be September 25th through Xtreem Music on CD format.
You can visit In Thousand Lakes' official Facebook here: www.facebook.com/inthousandlakesband and listen to the 1st advance single on the following links:
September 20th 2019 will see Canada's finest extreme metal export, The Agonist, release their brand new album, Orphans, with Rodeostar Records. More extreme, more melodic, more exciting and larger than life sounds: On their sixth studio record, The Agonist are unleashing a true monster feeding on melodic death metal and almost rocking moments. In between beautifully anthemic metal sound walls, pounding grooves and fierce riffs, charismatic front vocalist Vicky Psarakis showcases her impressive range that covers everything from rock diva all the way to sick death metal growls. The result is a flickering, iridescent and varied masterpiece nestled in between sheer brutality and melodic frailty – simply incomparable!
But let the music speak for itself, as today The Agonist have unleashed a second track from their upcoming Orphans! Watch the new video for Burn it all Down HERE!
Says Chris Kells, The Agonist bassist and video director:-
"When the band had first decided to make "Burn it all Down" a music video, naturally I knew exactly what I wanted to do. I knew I wanted to make a high intensity video that portrayed Vicky's anger in delivering the lyrics, all while a blazing inferno is happening behind the band. It wasn't an easy task to make happen! I thought i had it all figured out with my video team but none of us had ever done a fire shoot before. Normally we take our time in setting up the lighting and over analysing the shots to make sure what works best in the moment. There was absolutely no time for that. Once we lit the fire It was a a race right till the end to make sure we kept it blazing and high all while trying to get every one of our scheduled shots in. In the end everything worked out, we didn't burn down a field, nobody got hurt, just singed, and we all hustled to make sure we got everything done that was needed.“
Coming September 20th as Deluxe Box, LP, CD and Digital formats on Rodeostar Records. Orphans is available to pre-order at THIS LOCATION!
German melodic death metallers In Sanity are not only close to become insane but from now on they're also part of the Black Sunset / MDD Records family! The band has completed works on their third full-length, which was recorded and produced by Seeb Levermann at the Greenman Studios (Orden Ogan, Brainstorm, Almanac).
The new album is set to be released this autumn through Black Sunset. More details to be announced soon.
Toulouse-based Melodic Death Metal unit Aephanemer, who burst into the Metal scene in 2014, have signed a worldwide record deal with Napalm Records. With their debut EP Know Thyself, followed by the first and critically acclaimed full-length Memento Mori in 2016, the band quickly began to grow a loyal fanbase and already left their big stamp in the current extreme Metal scene and beyond. Integrating musical elements from Scandinavian Melodic Death Metal, Slavic traditional music and classical symphonies, Aephanemer deliver such fresh and modern sound that could likely see them to influence a whole, new generation in metal.
After two years of songwriting and countless live performances, including a show at Wacken Open Air in 2018, Aephanemer have not just released their sophomore album, Prokopton, in March 2019, but have already gained the attention by leading Rock and Metal label Napalm Records:-
"Over the course of 3 year I have been following Aephanemer and always impressively admired this French band style of Melodic Death Metal.“ A&R Sebastian Muench comments. "Napalm will re-release the unbelievable album Prokopton during late 2019 and fans of Wintersun, Children Of Bodom and Ensiferum should get excited! "Bienvenue" to the Napalm family!“
Says the band about their recent signing:-
"We are more than happy to announce we have signed with one of the leading heavy metal record labels, and house of many bands we love: Napalm Records! After five years as an independent band, we are committed to get the most out of this opportunity to reach the next level and focus on our dearest duties: creating music, playing it live, and meeting our supporters! Many great things are coming!"
See Aephanemer's new video for the fierce track Bloodline, taken from Prokopton, HERE!
Set for a re-release on Vinyl and CD formats in late 2019 with Napalm Records, watch out for many more news on Aephanemer to follow in the days ahead!
Martin Hamiche – Lead Guitar
Marion Bascoul – Vocals & Rhythm Guitar
Lucie Woaye-Hune – Bass
Mickaël Bonnevialle – Drums
July 27 FR - Rock à Block, Le Girouard
August 5 CH - Pratteln
August 31 FR - Keudfest, Cossé-en-Champagne
September 6 FR - Metal Help Fest, Montpellier
September 21 ESP - Folk Fest Zaragoza, Zaragoza
Art Gates Records are proud to welcome to their big family, the Portuguese Prog Melodic Death Metal veterans Morbid Death!
During many years, their sound differed from song to song, turning a difficult task to label a metal genre and never knowing how the next song would sound like. Actually, and due to the influences of their new members, Morbid Death sounds more into Prog Melodic Death Metal. That is what turns Morbid Death as an unique metal band.
In words of the band:
“The band is currently living a great moment with great ideas, vibes, motivation and great plans for the upcoming future. Describing this joy, isn’t easy. Despite being so called veterans, we humbly know that there’s much work ahead and this amazing alliance with Art Gates Records, enlarges the bands horizon. We truly believe in their professionalism, know-how. Their guidance will be very helpful in taking our Prog / Melodic Death Metal to a new plateau and new audiences. So, thank you so much AGR for finding us!!! Thanks for believing in us (Ricardo, Rafael and Luís) and also in our fans! Lets do this!”
With two demo tapes, three studio albums, one EP, one Live DVD and three official videos released, 2019 marks the start of Morbid Death‘s worldwide career relaunch and proudly becomes part of the AGR family. With this alliance, the band will release their new album in the beginning of 2020, the year of Morbid Death’s 30th anniversary.
Polish Melodic Black / Death Metallers Devilish Impressions sign to Non Serviam Records; new EP "Postmortem Whispering Crows" out Autumn 2019
Polish melodic black / death metallers Devilish Impressions have inked a deal with Non Serviam Records.
Ricardo Gelok, Non Serviam Records’ boss comments: “The first time I heard of Devilish Impressions, they impressed me a lot. Their music is exactly what we like to hear at Non Serviam Records and we knew we had to sign the band and release their new music.”
Devilish Impressions’s frontman Quazarre adds: “Non Serviam sounds like a perfect motto to what we carry as the message behind the band's activities. A torch of freedom held up, as crows flying high... ‘Postmortem Whispering Crows’ EP coming soon on Non Serviam Records!”
"Postmortem Whispering Crows" EP is the follow up to their critically acclaimed 4th studio album “The I”. Stay tuned for more details in the upcoming weeks.
Finnish melodic death/doom band Shadecrown released a second single "Rain's Edge" which is taken from the upcoming second album "Riven". The album is released later in 2019 by Inverse Records and it is mixed and mastered by keyboardist & songwriter Saku Tammelin at Painwood Studio, Viitasaari, Finland.
Watch Rain's Edge video : https://youtu.be/JzoERbAAkgU
Saku Tammelin comments:-
""Rain's Edge" is the second single off Shadecrown's upcoming second album "Riven". This song is much more heavier and faster than our first single "Incomplete", but still melodic as hell."
Listen to the single:
Janne Salmelin-Bass & Clean vocals
9-Piece melodic metal combo Gjöll are glad to announce that they have signed a deal with WormHoleDeath for the release of their EP "Residual".
"Residual" will be out on 10 July 2019 via Wormholedeath / The Orchard / Wormholedeath USA.
Gjöll are a 9-piece melodic metal band, fronted by clean vocalist Julia and death vocalist Tuhka, who is a founding member. Named after the river that flows near the gate to the underworld in Norse mythology, it comes as no surprise that Tuhka is heavily influenced by Scandinavian metal, which he tries to incorporate into the band's overall sound.
Following on from their debut release "Prologue" and drastic line-up change in 2016, the newly revitalized band aims to win over even more new fans with their second EP "Residual". With an array of songwriters in the band, the composition of all the tracks is astoundingly diverse without losing the cohesive Gjöll sound.
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