American metallers Malus Dextra have signed with Wormholedeath for their EP "III, Pt.1", due for release on November 25th, 2022.
This is what the band had to say:-
"We are extremely excited for the next growth chapter through the signing with WormholeDeath, we feel this was the right step for us currently and are looking forward to our future together. When it comes to the upcoming release its crazy to think about, being an underground band self-funded in everything we have done to date here we are making yet another album, Malus Dextra III is unlike any other album we have released thus far, we are dropping this as a multi-part release for the fans and to do what we do best, challenge the idea of norm. With part 1 we cut through the BS and give a raw delivery of how we feel, you could say this is almost a live album with the limited rehearsal, slide-in members, and no tied-down structure, all combined to make what we felt is the purest form of what we have to offer. Lyrically we dance around the board a little, but the essential theme is to question everyone and trust no one. There is so much divide in our country right now and even abroad, we try our best to break all the BS down to the individual and how we and countless others feel amidst all the global chaos and corruption. In short, Malus Dextra III is raw, it’s real, and it’s controlled chaos in its purest form."
Malus Dextra hails from St. Louis, MO. where guitarist Justin Ruesch (former D-Railed/Brutal Harmony) resides, formed in 2017 after recruiting vocalist Wayne Allison (former A Strand of Fate/Victims of Life) with the intent to bring the world music that was not limited to boundaries of genre and subgenres. Although the core of the band is metal the music speaks to the masses for fans ranging from Killswitch Engage to Slayer to I Prevail, the two entered Encapsulated Studios to record the debut “Self-Titled” album, released Oct 31, 2017, and was supported with mid-west and upper east coast touring in 2018.
The band's second full-length album titled “The Gate” was released Oct 31, 2020, supported by mid-west touring, followed by dual releases “Bangin Bionic Beats” a 6 song EP featuring tracks from both the “Self Titled” and “The Gate” remixed and reimagined by John McLucas from McLucas Studios (CA), and “A Somber Moment” a 6 song softer acoustic side from the artist recorded at Encapsulated Studios with producer/engineer Gabe Usery, both Eps released on Oct 31, 2021. Shortly before the recording of “A Somber Moment” the band welcomed two new members, Bassist Alex Smick (former Warheadd) and Guitarist Justin Keane (Blackdeth). 2022 Malus Dextra have once again stepped into Encapsulated Studios to record tracks for their 3rd full-length album titled “III” making this their 5th studio album released. The album is slated to be a multipart release with “Part 1” released in late 2022. “Tomorrow” the first single from the album released March 25th, 2022 on all streaming platforms.
Wayne Allison- vocals
Justin Ruesch- guitars
Justin Keane- guitars
Alex Smick- bass
Cypher16 make their highly anticipated return with "Another High". The video showcases the band's first live show since the pandemic, at Rockfest in Finland, coupled with footage of them recording their second album in Sweden, Denmark and England. Cypher16 would like to thank everyone who has been involved in the process, which ended up stretching from 2018-2022.
Frontman Jack Doolan has this to say about the release:
"Well, it’s been a LONG time coming! We actually finished this record off in December 2019 at Abbey Road in London with a view to get it out in 2020, and then the world got turned upside down. As a result of the pandemic and various other things that I won’t go into right now, we’ve had some lengthy time away from music and some internal changes take place. We’re so grateful to everyone who continues to be around Cypher16, past and present and right now the vibe is the best it has been for a long time. We had A GREAT trip out in Finland over the summer playing our first show back (Rockfest), so now it’s time to start the engines up again and get on with the job!"
Moving on to address "Another High" Jack Doolan adds-
"It’s a pretty dark song just touching on some of the personal challenges some of us have faced, and continue to face, every day. We very nearly lost people in Cypher16 over the last couple of years, and it’s safe to say the situation is still pretty dangerous right now. We hope people who struggle can identify with some of the stuff mentioned. Our door is also always open to anyone who wants to get in touch to talk. We all know who, and what, we are."
The second album ‘It’s A Long Way Back (From This Road) releases in early 2023 via Constant Evolution Records.
Cypher16 are an innovative and refreshingly original rock band who harness metal and a hint of industrial to create a truly massive sound. The band have toured in seventeen countries including multiple tours of China and India, playing shows and festivals with the likes of Nightwish, Amaranthe, Fear Factory, Children Of Bodom, Behemoth, Lamb Of God and Slayer, and have released one album and three EPs, garnering significant radio, press and hundreds of thousands of streams / views worldwide.
The band are excited to announce the imminent release of their second album, which was finished at Abbey Road Studios in London in December 2019. Three brand new singles are out now, with the new album to come.
Buy the Hi-Definition Mastered Track from Abbey Road Studios at www.cypher16.bigcartel.com
Digital Release via Amazon/Spotify/iTtunes etc.
See Cypher16 at The Underworld, London - Saturday, April 8, 2023
Swedish modern horror metallers Mister Misery share new single "Welcome Insanity"
After their successful and first-ever appearance at Wacken Open Air Festival 2022, modern horror metal band Mister Misery have released the brand new single "Welcome Insanity" to coincide with their European tour. Listen here.
"Although Mister Misery is about letting go of reality, it felt important to us that this song be the first release after we got back to the stages," states vocalist/guitarist Harley Vendetta. "It touches upon the darkness we all faced during the pandemic. All we want to do is to let this go and move on. This song defines our rise out of the lockdowns and we are so excited to present our most emotionally charged song to date."
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German metal quintet Half Me have released their new single 'Half Me' via Arising Empire. Formed in Hamburg Germany in 2018, the band - guitarists Chris and Julius, vocalist Chris, drummer Max and bassist Tobias - are one of the newest additions to the Arising Empire roster.
The band comment -
"We are incredibly proud to share our new single 'Half Me'. This very personal song portrays our most quiet moments to date. It paints the protagonist's final descent into madness and the ultimate manifestation of another persona within their own self. 'Half Me' is as much a total surrender as it is a bonding ritual. You are invited to find out what happens after the ”Wraith” storyline."
Watch the video to previous single 'Wraith' here: https://youtu.be/3tPGtDtItJs
In the space of just two years, the band have made an impact in the music scene by self producing their music and videos, displaying their intensive and energetic demeanour. Debuting with four singles initially, it was their their single 'Exitwound' (featuring Jack Bergin of Void of Vision) that gave the group a breakthrough and landed the band in the spotlight of Knotfest’s Countdown to Oblivion.
Musically, Half Me blend a modern rendition of metal and hardcore with highlights of 90s nu-metal. Pounding riffs and breakdowns are accompanied by brutal, yet sometimes elegant, vocals that all balance together to formulate the band’s own distinctive sound. Riding the high of their recent success, Half Me have sights set on releasing their highly anticipated debut album in 2022.
Half Me will support their label mates in The Oklahoma Kid on the Tangerine Tragic Tour across Germany this autumn alongside Liotta Seoul.
Half Me are:
Christopher Zühlke | vocals
Christopher Hesse | guitar
Julius Jansen | guitar
Tobias Max Sajons | bass
Maximilian Eisersdorff | drums
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Swedish modern metallers Beneath My Feet unleash brand new music video and sign with Noble Demon
Beneath My Feet have announced their worldwide signing with Germany's powerhouse label Noble Demon for the release of the band’s upcoming new album, entitled "In Parts, Together".
Hailing from northern Sweden, Beneath My Feet combine influences from the American metal sound and the British hardcore scene to produce what is best described as a loving rhytmic punch to the face. Their music brings together heavy rhythm, pop influenced melodic choruses and catchy riffs, an intense blend that not only earned the band a steadily growing name within the scene, but also several tours across Europe and performances with bands like Dead By April, Amaranthe, The Unguided, Machinae Supremacy, Corroded and many others.
Beneath My Feet states:
"We are proud to announce that we are now signed to Noble Demon. With this new partnership, we hope to be able to expand our reach to new audiences while also producing quality content for our long-time listeners."
Noble Demon CEO Patrick Walch adds:
"I’ve always been a huge fan of this style of metal, some of my favourite artists come up with killer breakdowns like our Swedish lads in Beneath My Feet manage to offer in its finest way. They grab you by the balls and smash you right back on the floor, lovely! :- ) There are many young metalcore bands around but it’s not easy to find a really good and dedicated one which can still surprise you with their art. And it’s always hard when you sign an excellent band and instantly wanna tell it to the world but have to hold back for a few more weeks until everything is prepared but today is the day where we can proudly tell that Beneath My Feet are now officially part of the Noble Demon roster!"
In support of their soon to be released album, Beneath My Feet have released an electrifying & heavy preview of what's to come with the music video and first single "Dig My Grave"!
Beneath My Feet's new studio album will be released on January 13, 2023 and deals with themes such as abuse, trauma, anxiety and grief. "Having lived through the events chronicled on the album takes a toll on any person, but through sharing experiences with others and uniting in struggle, we can rise stronger again" the band comments.
Benath My Feet about the song: "It’s a hard hitting trip into the mind of someone knowing that their end is near, how it changes them. When stripped of all control and headed straight towards damnation, what’s left to do but embrace your path? What’s more human than reclaiming your agency, commanding; Dig My Grave!"
"In Parts, Together" will be coming out on January 13th 2023 and is now available for pre-order at THIS LOCATION
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American modern metallers Motive Black releases lyric video for new single "Fight Alone"
The Intense new track titled "Fight Alone," from alternative metal band, Motive Black (AFM Records) is out now. Produced by Grammy-winner Nick Rowe (Bloodsimple, Vampire Weekend), the track showcases the vocal prowess of frontwoman Elana Justin, and features Ray Luzier (Korn) on drums and Nick Rowe on guitar, bass and co-songwriting credits.
"This song is about losing yourself in passion," Elana Justin says. "Attraction is a powerful thing, it can be amazing, but also vicious. It can engulf you, and cloud your mind, but also awaken you in ways you never thought possible. Everything feels dangerous and so alive." She adds: "This song was super intense to create. It’s dark, vivid, and emotional. I felt really raw and almost animalistic when I was writing it. When Ray came in and added drums it brought everything to a new level that I believe only he is capable of tapping into."
Ray Luzier says "Elana’s a very powerful, emotional singer. Her aggressive yet dynamic lyrics are refreshing to hear. I think this record is gonna turn a lot of heads. We really need great, fresh-sounding, new music like Motive Black, now more than ever!!"
The track will be on the upcoming album titled Auburn. Justin says " Auburn is named for my sister who unfortunately passed away. She had beautiful auburn hair. Losing her forced me to reexamine my life and make significant changes. I went through a huge transitional period which included both ugly and beautiful experiences. The album is a wild ride through that journey of anger, mania, deep love, and self discovery."
"Fight Alone" was produced at the legendary NRG Studios in North Hollywood, Calif. by Grammy-winning Nick Rowe (Vampire Weekend, Lamb Of God, Madonna, Snoop Dogg) and mixed by Josh Wilbur (Lamb of God, Korn, Papa Roach). Motive Black will appeal to fans of Evanescence, Delain, Follow The Cypher, The Pretty Reckless, Halestorm, New Years Day, In This Moment, Shinedown.
Get the song on all digital platforms HERE
Art Gates Records are excited to introduce Spanish contemporary metal act Nulled as the new versatile artist to enter into their family of international talents!
Nulled is a new emerging band formed back in 2018 in the modern metal scene from Spain, combining fast & sharpened guitar riffs with catchy melodies and drums that could destroy a wall, their music is the perfect mixture of all band members' influences.
Iván Magdalena (Art Gates Records CEO) says:
"I love to discover new talents & give them a big push so new levels are reached by them. One of our greatest discoveries this year in the modern metal genre".
"We are very excited to start this new stage with Art Gates Records, which will mean progress as a band and being able to reach more people".
After presenting their previous opus "Strokes of Reason" (2022), receiving an outstanding feedback by the specialized media & live shows, Nulled are re-inventing themselves by combining a huge variety of sounds with strong riffs and different melodies, highlighting the synths that characterize their sound. All these creations will be embodied with an upcoming album that will be released in 2023 via Art Gates Records worldwide!
Swedish modern metallers Eyes Wide Open release video for new single 'We're The Walking Dead' ft. Misstiq
Swedish modern metal four-piece Eyes Wide Open have released a video for their brand new single 'We're The Walking Dead', out now via Arising Empire. The track features a guest appearance from Australian producer Misstiq.
Based in Karlstad, Sweden, Eyes Wide Open carry the torch on behalf of the Swedish melodic metal scene. Their sound, which is mixed with modern influences inspired by metalcore, combines catchy melodies, heavy drumming, pumping rhythms and versatile vocals.
Following on from their fourth album, 2019's The Upside Down, Eyes Wide Open's latest full-length Through Life And Death (2021) hits like a juggernaut and paves the road that leads to the top tier of the scene. Lyrically, the album explores depression, greed, betrayal, and every inner demon of the human mind.
Through Life and Death is available on CD, coloured vinyl and special bundles via Impericon & EMP. Purchase here: https://eyeswideopen.lnk.to/throughlifeanddeath
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UK metal monsters Defects release their debut “Dream Awake” EP, with an accompanying video for the title track.
“Dream awake is about that fear of being trapped in a digital reality.” Explains frontman Tony Maue. “The last 2 years really showed us what that could be like for all of us with socializing being totally limited and having to stay indoors. The only choice we had was to use technology to salvage our socialization. The lyrical inspiration came directly from that. All I can say is this: go outside, see your friends. Don't live your life behind a screen.”
The accompanying video perfectly captures the essence of the song.
“We had a concept of being trapped in a facility that experimented on people. They escape and go through all these twists and turns to get out, but really they are still doing that in the simulation. It really ties in the with lyrics, about humanity having total control over everything including the ability to manipulate decision making.”
We shot it at an abandoned school that we sometimes rehearse at and the long corridors really gave off that vibe that we wanted, especially for some of the later scenes. They made it feel like the place was almost a labyrinth so it tied in with the story board nicely.”
Having spent the summer winning over fans via appearances at The Great Escape, 2000 Trees, Download and Bloodstock Festivals, Defects will undertake a headline tour of the UK in support of the EP in October.
With multiple years on the road in their former bands playing alongside acts such as Iron Maiden, Bring Me The Horizon, Shinedown, Disturbed and Bullet For My Valentine, Defects now look forward to delivering their own shows for their rapidly growing fanbase.
"After so long of being absent from the music scene it feels great to put on our own headline shows. The set is packed with new songs and vibes that will make you want to mosh. Can't wait to see you out there."
Catch them at the following shows in October 2022:
11/10 - Key Club, Leeds
12/10 - Asylum2, Birmingham
13/10 - Satans Hollow, Manchester
15/10 - Exchange, Bristol
16/10 - The Black Heart London
17/10 - Fuel, Cardiff
18/10 - Kaz Stockroom, Liverpool
19/10 - Corporation, Sheffield
Tickets are available from https://linktr.ee/WeAreDefects
Tony Maue - Vocals
Luke Genders - Guitar
James Threadwell - Guitar
Harry Jennings – Drums
David Silver - Bass
Swedish violincore outfit Imminence release reimagined acoustic version of 'Ghost'
Swedish metalcore quintet Imminence have shared a reimagined version of their single 'Ghost'. The original track features on the band's fourth album Heaven In Hiding, out now via Arising Empire.
Stream 'Ghost (Acoustic)' here: https://arisingempire.com/ghostacoustic
Since their formation, Imminence's acoustic side has been an equally important component to their unique identity. 'Alleviate' is the fourth reimagined song from their latest album, written, produced and visualised solely by Eddie Berg (vocals/violin) and Harald Barrett (guitar).
The band comment:
"In celebration of the one year anniversary of the single release of 'Ghost', we now give you the final acoustic version from Heaven In Hiding. Written, recorded, produced and filmed by ourselves. For you. From Sweden with love."
Imminence's latest album, Heaven In Hiding, was released in 2021 via Arising Empire and saw them elevate to the next level in the global modern metal scene. The metal community even granted Imminence a brand new and unique genre: violincore. Singles 'Temptation', 'Heaven In Hiding', 'Ghost', 'Chasing Shadows' and 'Alleviate' were accompanied by outstanding visual production, with enormous success on YouTube and other streaming platforms.
Stream/purchase Heaven In Hiding here: https://imminence.lnk.to/heaveninhiding
Closing in on 100 million streams and over 250,000 online followers off the back of four albums, Imminence emerged from the global COVID-19 pandemic straight into a six-week long European headline tour. Always breaking boundaries and expectations, Imminence introduced the touring cycle with a full-acoustic show: Live In Concert Halls. Featuring a string quartet and other classical elements, Imminence brought the ensemble to six shows in Germany, resulting in a chart position in Eventims' fastest selling tours in the country. The Heaven In Hiding album tour followed, with venues tripling in capacity and additional dates announced due to phenomenal demand.
Imminence's touring has remained strong over the summer of 2022, appearing at Full Force, Graspop, Rock For People, Deichbrand, Nova Rock, Jera On Air and more.
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