Soul Secret has signed a deal with Layered Reality Productions!
Soul Secret hails from Naples, Italy and is known for its own blend of ‘classic’ prog metal combined with influences from modern metal, jazz, pop and more. The band has been around since 2004 and has played multiple festivals and released multiple critically acclaimed albums.
The band had the following to say about this new collaboration:
"We are proud to be part of this family, which immediately showed us enormous enthusiasm and strongly believed in our new album, which we will shortly unveil. Ee're sure it's our best work to date! Thanks to Tom and all the LRP for the opportunity! We are sure it will be an excellent and long-lasting collaboration."
The label's founder Tom had the following to say about this collaboration:
"It's been quite a ride with Layered Reality Productions the last couple of years and it is great to see that more and more high quality acts like Bioplan, Xpressive, Hillsphere and others want to be a part of this growing family. Adding Soul Secret to that roster really feels amazing and I hope we can get down to doing great stuff!"
The band will release their upcoming fifth album through Layered Reality Productions in 2020. Be sure to follow the Soul Secret pages here to stay on top of the news regarding the new album!
Germany-based Modern Metallers One More Word have signed with Boersma-Records. The new full-length album "Wheel Of Suffering" will be released on 15.05.2020 and will contain eleven new songs.
One More Word was founded in 2016 and after the release of a first music video for the single "Effectus Pavonis" (feat. Daniel Bernath of Syquem / The Delta Mode) in June 2017, the guys quickly made a name for themselves. The debut EP followed in August 2017 via SwellCreek Records. The feedback was excellent and the band started to work on the successor. The result is "Wheel Of Suffering", which shows the band matured further and full of fresh ideas.
Hungarian Sci-fi metallers Mytra premiere new song “N.I.R.A”; new album “Logos” to be released in February
Science fiction-influenced electronic progressive metal band Mytra is going to release the follow-up to their long awaited 2014 debut album early February via Nail Records. The second full-length, titled “Logos” contains 11 brand new songs featuring ethereal synthesizers, electronic melodies and effects with diverse vocal performances. Check out the lyric video for the first song “N.I.R.A.” which is now available for streaming on the link below!
Mytra - N.I.R.A. (Official lyric video) - youtu.be/E4hCTS8BI_g
Guitarist/vocalist Róbert Hocza had this to say about the new song:
“The new song, “N.I.R.A” is about the symbiosis of human beings and machines, which is not so much of science fiction any more as there has been numerous experiences where the connection between the human brain and machines controlled by them have proven to be successful. In the near future the digital gadgets on our tables, in our pockets and hands will become parts of our bodies and will serve us expanding our comfort zones as our stationary helpers. This technological advancement will however most probably going to strike the killing blow to the already dying social interactions and connections, so humanity enters a new historical age: the cycle of digital solitude is about to begin.”
With “Logos” MYTRA claim to have taken a much more direct and straightforward approach to the songs, making them their heaviest and most compact one to date. Beside the usual female lead vocals and vocoder, this time the album also features male growled vocals. Just like the debut album, the recording, mixing and mastering of “Logos” took place in the home studios of the band members over a one year period.
The band commented on the new album by saying:-
"5 years after “Beta” we’ve completed work on the follow-up of the debut album, “Logos” is it’s direct successor and it is now finally ready to be unleashed! Over the last few years the band went through many changes both music and line-up-wise, but the overall atmosphere and sound remained the same. We don’t want to make anyone get lost in the maze of over-complicated genre definitions, so it’s up to each of you to call this material what you feel like it is.”
Finnish modern Thrash Metal band Justice Theory has released their new single "Anyone Anymore".
The new release is aiming to larger and more modern sound than previous Justice Theory releases.
The idea for lyrics came from today's society where there's lack of social interaction and care of other people. In modern world there is more and more self-centeredness and the most important values will be forgotten.
Swedish-Danish Modern Metallers Amaranthe launch 'Call Out My Name' drum cam video ahead of "Nordic Helix Tour 2019"
Last month, Nuclear Blast announced the signing of modern metal outfit Amaranthe. To break up the recording sessions for their upcoming, yet-untitled 2020 studio album, the Swedish/Danish group kick off their 8-date »Helix Nordic Tour 2019« next week. In anticipation of the tour and to give fans a taster of what they can expect at the shows, Amaranthe have launched a drum cam video, in which Morten Løwe Sørensen can be seen performing the track 'Call Out My Name' during their show at the Ice Hall in Helsinki on February 16, 2019.
Watch the video by Antti Kangasaho now: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cwWcKnvu2hg
»Helix« - Scandinavia Tour 2019
20.11. FIN Oulu - Club Teatria (w/ BEYOND THE BLACK, SMASH INTO PIECES)
21.11. FIN Seinäjoki - Rytmikorjaamo (w/ BEYOND THE BLACK, SMASH INTO PIECES)
22.11. FIN Turku - Turun Messukeskus (w/ BEYOND THE BLACK, SMASH INTO PIECES)
23.11. FIN Helsinki - Hartwall Arena (w/ SABATON, APOCALYPTICA)
26.11. N Bergen - USF Verftet (w/ SYNTHETIC GENTLEMEN)
27.11. N Stavanger - Folken (w/ SYNTHETIC GENTLEMEN)
29.11. S Borlänge - Liljan (w/ ART NATION)
30.11. S Jönköping - DreamHack Winter (w/ HALESTORM, NEW YEARS DAY)
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
Finnish Modern Metallers Resonance release music video from their upcoming debut album "Out Of The Silence"
Finnish modern metal band Resonance released a new single along with music video. The track is taken from their upcoming debut album Out of the Silence which is set to be released on December 13th 2019 by Inverse Records.
WATCH Out of the Silence video: https://youtu.be/Wn7Ps3wcALE
Resonance's music is all about the brutal meeting of beautiful and technical melodies that are creating an unique approach to it. All four of the band members are experienced and hard-working musicians that have been associated with many bands and projects in the past. They all have different musical influences which is essential for the band's unique and fresh sound.
The band comments:
"The song ’Out Of The Silence’ features a mix of ambient sequences a catchy straightforward chorus and heavy breakdowns. The song was chosen as a single because of its versatility. It is a well-rounded musical display of the whole album that combines melodic and aggressive riffing."
Listen to the single on:
PRE-SAVE Out of the Silence album to your Spotify playlist: http://bit.ly/34x0gwe
Ukrainian modern melodic metal band Scarleth has unleashed the new single and video for "Feel the Heat" from their third album, Vortex, out November 15 via Rockshots Records.
Watch "Feel the Heat" today via Metal Insider at: https://www.metalinsider.net/video/video-premiere-scarleth-feel-the-heat.
Playing music that combines modern heaviness and diverse melodicism, Scarleth has taken part in a variety of festivals and has played several hundreds of live shows. They have released two full-length albums worldwide, Break the Silence (2011) and The Silver Lining (2015). The band's style is constantly evolving and represents mind-blowing mixture of many melodic genres - from power, folk, doom and gothic metal to modern/progressive metal. Within Temptation's Ruud Jolie recorded a guitar solo on the track "Pain Is My Name," while the artwork was created by the renowned digital artist Gustavo Sazes.
Says guitarist Victor Morozov:-
"It is our best work so far. The new songs are catchy and easy to remember. I think this album will not leave anyone indifferent. It has so much energy to it so you just can't ignore what you will hear. Trust me!"
Vortex is available for pre-order at Rockshots Records' official store and iTunes.
Listen to "Feel the Heat" now on Spotify.
Canadian Modern Metallers Juliet Ruin premiere 'Fight To Win' lyric video and announce Jinjer support dates
Edmonton, AB's Juliet Ruin recently released their first full-length album "Old Stardust, Love and Chaos" on September 6, 2019 to follow their 2017 debut self titled EP. The release promises to be more technical with heavy instrumentation, including some dabbling in low tuned 7 string guitars to create an original sound chock full of catchy hooks that convey a fresh and emotive feel to their heavy music. Lead vocalist Jess Ruin has added more screams, but also more clean techniques with her pop-esque power vocals. Fans of forward-thinking modern metal such as Evanescence, System of a Down, and Killswitch Engage should take special note of this powerful and emotive Canadian band.
Teaming up with GhostCultMag.com, Juliet Ruin is excited to premiere their latest lyric video for the track 'Fight To Win' at the following link HERE.
The band adds:
"'Fight to Win' is probably one of the more unique tracks on the album. It begins softly and quickly changes pace, flowing into our most experimental vocals in the verses. FTW is a wordy and exciting track with an array of vocal styles. The verses of this one are special vocally because of creative on-the-spot thinking in the studio by Diego Fernandez. The last-minute change to make the verses more spoken the entire mood of the song different. FTW is an ode to owning up to a vengeful nature just to flaunt it proudly as a warning sign."
Digital stream and download of Juliet Ruin's debut album "Old Stardust, Love, and Chaos" is available on Spotify, Bandcamp, Apple Music, Amazon.
Music Video 'Spite' here.
Lyric Video 'Seasons' here.
In additional news, Juliet Ruin will be supporting Ukraine's Jinjer in Calgary on October 29th and Edmonton on October 30th.
The band adds:
"We as a band are absolutely honoured to be opening up for Jinjer, we are all fans and their meteoric rise has been a pleasure to watch."
Oct 29 - Calgary, AB - Dickens w/ Jinjer, The Browning, Sumo Cyco
Oct 30 - Edmonton, AB - The Starlite Room w/ Jinjer, The Browning, Sumo Cyco
For more info:
Ukrainian modern metal frontrunners Jinjer have returned with a vengeance! Today, Jinjer turns heads with a new music video for the gut-punching anthem “On The Top”. Never failing to deliver an unforgettable hook, “On The Top” slinks along a punishing groove before soaring into melodic passages – just another example of what listeners can expect to be met with on the band’s upcoming full-length album, Macro, out October 25, 2019 via Napalm Records.
“While one is climbing, the rest is falling down in the name of profit – Is it lonely on the top?”
Jinjer:- says about “On The Top”:
“Have you ever felt like a rat in a rat race? It seems like the world is spinning faster and faster every single day and everyone is going crazy searching for this thing called success. However, we tend to forget that real happiness has nothing to do with it- not a career, achievements, money etc. Is it really worth climbing up the ladder just to be ON to the TOP if there is nothing or no one there for you in the end? It's OK to want to be the best you can possibly be but just remember that success has its price but it's up to you to decide how much you are willing to pay for it. It’s your choice to make but your burden to bare …”
Watch “On The Top” HERE
In less than 10 years, the four-piece progressive groove metal wrecking machine known as Jinjer have carved their very own place in the heavy metal landscape and are poised to go even further in 2019 and beyond. Hailing from Donetsk, this Ukrainian musical oddity formed in 2009 but consider the official start of the band with the addition of the incredible vocalist and femme fatale, Tatiana Shmailyuk, in 2010. Since then, Jinjer have been nominated and won the Best Ukrainian Metal Act award for Best Ukrainian Metal Band multiple times.
This year’s Micro EP was received with open arms by fans and critics alike, climbed to the top of many industry charts and radio station lists worldwide and once again showcased the musical depth and songwriting talent of the band, as well as Tatiana's amazing vocal range. The band will build upon these successes with Macro.
Tatiana Shmailyuk - vocals
Roman Ibramkhalilov - guitars
Eugene Abdukhanov - bass
Vladislav Ulasevish - drums
October 18th will see up and coming Moldova-based dynamic metal outfit Infected Rain release their fourth album, entitled Endorphin, via Napalm Records.
The band – fronted by extraordinary multi-talented vocalist Lena – has just unleashed a third video clip, to the brutal-yet-eerily melodic track Black Gold.
Watch Infected Rain's brand new music video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gswQRa9iXJg
Says the band:-
"Should we be or do what they say? What is the true beauty nowadays? How many times did you ask yourself these questions? How many times did you have the doubt! The frustration is real.
It’s been really hard to hold back from the urge to share with you one more song before we release our album Endorphin. Ladies and gentleman please enjoy every shade of Black Gold."
Fierce screams and growls, heavy riffs and pounding beats combined with ingenious samples make Infected Rain’s style an energetic blend of the best modern metal styles the heavy music scene currently has to offer. The band was formed in 2008 and made their first appearance on stage in the same year, performing a concert dedicated to Slayer. Countless shows all over Europe and Russia followed, alongside headlining slots at Europe's big festival names, until they gained the well-deserved attention of leading rock and metal label Napalm Records. Infected Rain has released two EPs, several singles and three critically acclaimed, full-length records to date. Get infected by the future of modern and extreme metal – you won’t want to escape from the vehemence that is Infected Rain!
Infected Rain is:
Lena – Vocals
Vova – Bass
Sergey – Guitar
Vidick – Guitar
Eugene – Drums
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