The Finnish extreme heavy metal group Antipope has released a new lyric video. The song ”Resolution” appears on ”Denial/Survival” album, released in 2017. Mikko, a vocalist-guitarist of Antipope, describes the song as being ‘the conclusion for the previous album. At the same time, it points unremittingly towards the next album, which heralds the beginning of the new era of Antipope.’
Presently, Antipope is finalizing a new full-length album, being the fifth album by the group. The band has hinted at presenting more details about the upcoming album in the form of album title, tracklist, and artwork during the autumn of 2019.
The video of Resolution can be viewed on Antipope’s YouTube channel: https://youtu.be/W6iOzlkoPpE
The newest addition to the ever-evolving Wolves of Hades roster, Belgium natives Hamelin are thrilled to announce their debut EP for the label.
Watch the official video of the band's new single, "Nadir", on YouTube HERE. Please post and share!
Buried deep in the consciousness of four divergent souls from Mechelen grew a beast enchained by melancholy named Hamelin. Though they are in the process of releasing their first EP, they are in no way new to the scene. With all of them having a background in Belgium’s metal scene and coming from different bands and projects, you might just find yourself impressed by their unique sound and dynamic.
The combined musical backgrounds of their members fell effortlessly into place, pushing a sound that is characterised by a strong atmosphere and melody drifting between melancholy and hope, longing for light as we drift further into the void.
Hamelin’s debut EP will be ready to be unleashed worldwide on 30th November 2019 through Wolves of Hades.
With haunting and calm riffs, cathartic vocals, pounding and yet serene drums and a dynamic composition Hamelin’s debut EP will drag the listener through a sorrowful journey into a maelstrom of blackened and atmospheric metal.
Jason Bond - Guitar
Casper De Decker - Vocals, Keys
Jesse Massant - Bass
Jan Dries - Drums
Watch for details on the release, new tour updates, and more news on other upcoming Hamelin activities to be posted shortly.
Portugal's Twin Seeds have published a video for the track "Parallel Knight", which is taken off from the band's upcoming EP "Red Powder", set to be released on September 6th.
Watch the video at this location: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IGyMttD8qh0&feature=youtu.be
Twin Seeds is a project created by Diogo Ferreira that relies mostly on instrumental music. Drawing influences from guitar virtuosos such as Joe Satriani, Steve vai, Paul Gilbert and Buckethead and bands in the vein of Scale the Summit, Dead Combo, Mono, Pink Floyd, Dream Theater or Deftones, Twin Seeds' goal is to create an alliance between these genres to generate feelings and explore their ideals.
German epic metal pioneers, Equilibrium, will set aflame a brand new bonfire this summer with their sixth studio album. 'Renegades' (out: August 23rd via Nuclear Blast) is heralding a watershed, the turn of an era for this genre. This is metal at its most epic and most monumental, bearing huge songs, resting firmly in the Zeitgeist with a massive, modern production and sporting quite a number of eclectic influences. And before the bleating erupts: It’s working, it’s blending in - and above all, it’s still Equilibrium. Quite possibly more than ever.
Last week, the band released the second digital single 'Path of Destiny'. The song is available on all major streaming and download platforms: http://nblast.de/EquilibriumDestiny
Today, the band presents the official video clip of the song.
Check it out here: https://youtu.be/L6TqqOeKFKA
"'Path of Destiny''s music video is actually a love letter to humanity and it's diversity, but at the same time a reminder and warning, packed with serious topics into a strange and colourful fictive 80s world. It's about how people's lifelines collide in kinda strange ways and how all of us unconsciously influence other people's lives every single day. Which is kinda interesting...as most of us humans don't really care that much about others, but we are all connected. We all do feel the same things, we fear the same things and we all struggle sometimes. But one single smile, word or gesture at the right time and the right place can actually change another person's whole life. Isn't that powerful?! Humans are super interesting beings and it's amazing to actually see how an action leads to a reaction, and how emotions guide our actions. All of us have decisions to make, whether we like it or not, whether they are right or wrong in the end...we have to make them. That's just how our universe works.
Diversity is beautiful and instead of being afraid of it or even fear it, we should learn to love it. Our human mind is the most powerful weapon. Use it wisely.
Don't judge so rashly. Offer an open mind and an open heart instead. Listen. Give people a smile.
And maybe you will unconsciously access someone else's path of destiny."
'Renegades' was recorded and produced during September 2018 until March 2019 by the band and Swedish producer Robin Leijon and is the first Equilibrium album to feature Skar with his clean vocals and Skadi Rosehurst on synths.
Visions Of Atlantis release their second single off Wanderers today along with a beautifully conceptualized video. Leaving behind old memories, the song takes the listener to the wild and untamed nature, and into the dreamscapes of the band.
“A Journey To Remember” is a powerful song, guaranteed to have you captivated and enchanted!
Watch “A Journey To Remember” HERE!
On August 30th, Visions Of Atlantis will release their long awaited seventh studio album Wanderers via Napalm Records. The follow up full length album for 2018’s The Deep & The Dark, which hit the charts in Germany, the USA, the UK and Switzerland, continues the everlasting journey of Visions Of Atlantsi in 19 years of band history right into the wideness of the seas. As Oomph!’s singer Dero states: ”The perfect mixture of female and male vocals, embedded in great symphonic metal hymns!”
Visions Of Atlantis on the new album:
“This is our heart & soul, the essence of Visions Of Atlantis.”
Pre-Order the new album Wanderers NOW!
Visions Of Atlantis is an Austrian-French-Italian Symphonic Metal band that was formed in August 2000 in the beautiful town of Bruck an der Mur. Visions Of Atlantis uses harmonies of male and female vocals from the beginning of their career, which makes them extraordinary and distinctive from other bands of the genre. The band consists of Clémentine Delauney (vocals), Michele Guaitoli (vocals), Christian Douscha (guitar), Thomas Caser (drums) and Herbert Glos (bass).
Finnish Kauhajoki-based death/thrash metal band Tyrant Disciple released a new music video for the track Weight of Oblivion.
WATCH MUSIC VIDEO HERE: https://youtu.be/hALyTa8aCtY
Vocalist/guitarist Sami Risku comments:
"Weight of Oblivion is the title track of our album which was released last fall and we wanted to film a traditional dark playing video for it. The video is shot, edited and directed by Jaakko Karppinen while Elina Varala operated as an assistant shooter. Music video was shot in Kino Ritz at Vaasa. The band is also starting to prepare new material for the upcoming new album."
Listen to the Weight of Oblivion album on:
Sami Risku - vocals/guitars
Jussi Samppala - drums
Kari Lehtinen - guitars
Stefan Laine - Bass
French Modern Metallers Hyaena unveil their "Stolen Hero" music video; new album 'Poison Pen' out in Autumn
About two years after the release of their debut album 'Existence', French modern-metallers Hyaena just unveiled a first video excerpt from their upcoming new album with the single "Stolen Hero" available right now on YouTube.
The song will feature on 'Poison Pen', coming out this fall for CD & Digital on the band's webstore and the main legal services. Pre-orders are already opened on the Ulule crowdfunding platform.
Watch the official music video of "Stolen Hero" | Pre-order the album on Ulule
Hyaena is born in 2010 in Orléans,France and performs a kind of progressive metal, with some pieces of various other metal genres, going from ambient to death metal. The band, founded by Nathan Lourdou and Jimmy Couton, became a full band in 2013 with Virgile's vocals.
Their first EP 'Seasons', mixed and mastered by Jamie King (Between The Buried And Me, The Contortionist, Scale The Summit...), was released after almost a year of work. The songs, both technical and melodic, ask about society and the relationship of men with their environment.
The reflection about the human condition is a constant for the band who has concluded the EP by the release of the single "YAMA" in 2014, with its first music video.
After a few shows, Alex Barthelemy joins the band and focuses his work on the first full-length album called 'Existence', and spent 3 years producing 62 mins of progressive dark ambiances and captivating melodies.
For fans of Architects, Gojira, Meshuggah...
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!
Melbourne metalcore four-piece Void Of Vision have announced details of their forthcoming sophomore album Hyperdaze, due Friday September 13 via UNFD. Alongside the news comes a blistering first taste of the release in the form of 'Hole In Me'.
“Pure hatred, self-loathing and nihilism, are themes that unravel throughout this record," explains Void Of Vision lead vocalist Jack Bergin. Though there's no positivity or light to be drawn from the album, Bergin asserts that there's a lot to unpack. Hyperdaze is an invitation into the depths of his world, with its creation process offering a steep exercise in catharsis for him as an individual and an artist. The result is a belting 11-track release that laces raw anger and vulnerability between superior musicianship.
Today Void of Vision also offer visuals for the record with the reveal of a gut-wrenching music video for 'Hole In Me', watch - HERE
If not for its epic musical onslaught (see the chaotic 'Splinter', harrowing 'Kerosene Dream' and the roaring 'If Only'), there's an unnerving sense of darkness in Hyperdaze's lyricism that makes for a one-two assault upon listening. Soaking in bleak lines including “Don’t pity me, I’m dead already” ('If Only') and “There is no God, we were all born to rot, we all die the fucking same” ('Babylon'), Hyperdaze is the ultimate musical parcel of rancour.
On the band's progression since their 2016 debut full-length, Bergin quips: “Children Of Chrome was an experiment, Hyperdaze is an experience."
“[Hyperdaze] is the most we’ve explored each and every detail that we put onto an album,” he adds. “From fine-tuning and tweaking all the synths and accompaniment to the grittiness and aggression of the vocals, we really wanted the pure anger that went into making these recordings to translate out the other side – something I feel we haven’t quite grasped on previous records.”
Building on the momentum of 'Children Of Chrome', and their more recent outputs, 2017's Disturbia EP and 2018 single 'Kill All My Friends', Void Of Vision have been consistently stretching their touring muscles. With slots at Good Things, UNIFY and Halloween Hysteria, extensive headlining across Australia, European visits and a recently announced support slot alongside Northlane, the band have been busy showcasing their live assault.
Now geared to impart their refined new material on the masses, the Hyperdaze era is set to see Void Of Vision at their most tenacious and hell bent yet.
'HYPERDAZE' TRACK LISTING
2. 'Year Of The Rat'
4. 'If Only'
5. 'Slave To The Name'
7. 'Hole In Me'
8. 'Kerosene Dream'
VOID OF VISION - 2019 AUSTRALIAN TOUR DATES - SUPPORTING NORTHLANE
Friday October 11 – UNSW Roundhouse, Sydney
Saturday October 12 – The Triffid, Brisbane (SOLD OUT)
Thursday October 17 –170 Russell, Melbourne
Friday October 18 – 170 Russell, Melbourne (SOLD OUT)
Saturday October 19 – Lion Arts Factory, Adelaide (SOLD OUT)
German Death Metal act Necrotted has recently announced a new EP for October. Now the band has released a live video for the title track „Die For Something Worthwile“. The clip can be watched here: https://youtu.be/EZ7AudiK0Ug
"Die For Something Worthwile“ will be released on October 11th, 2019 via Rising Nemesis Records and will contain four new songs. The EP was produced by Kai Bigler and Benjamin Stelzer from Parasite Inc.
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