Ukrainian ethnic groove / death metal band Arhat have released official music video for Freedom! The song was taken from the band's powerful debut full-length album Dead Life, released last year.
The band comments on Freedom:
"We are the band Arhat and we present a music video for the song 'Freedom' from our debut album "Dead Life", which was released in December 2020. We chose it not by chance, we consider this song iconic. 'Freedom' is the most valuable thing. This is what we have at the genetic level. Without freedom, any thing is worthless. But at the same time, freedom is everything. Freedom to choose, to be who you are, to live by your own rules. Many thanks to everyone who took part in the creation process! Special thanks to Sergei Subbotin for professionalism, Ruslan Seferov for sincere emotions and positivity, Dmitry Kim for drive drums!"
French alternative metal band ODC present their newest track 'I Love The Way You Fall'. The single is now available across all platforms.
'I Love The Way You Fall' twists the codes of mainstream love songs to display the image of today's woman: free to choose and free to act. This track is very typical of ODC's sound as it results from a great mix of influences: alternative metal, electronic sounds, strong 8 strings guitar riffs and melodic vocals with touches of saturation.
The release is supported by a modern music video shot in the streets of Paris, we want rock / metal to be part of today's urban culture. The 'I Love The Way You Fall' music video is also now available on YouTube and IGTV.
ODC is an alternative metal band founded by vocalist Celia Do in 2017 in Paris, France. ODC's sound is a fusion of different influences: alternative rock, metal and punk. Modernising rock / metal is the ODC credo. ODC's first EP was released in 2019 followed by a series of single.
Brazilian melodic metal Lasting Maze performed on April 24th at Festival Desérticas II, where they released their second EP, "Thunder".
Vocalist Grazy Mesquita commented on the event:
"We were looking for the right date to release our new EP "Thunder", and the festival festival gave us an excellent opportunity to do it. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic we produced a great audiovisual content for the festival that was shown in a pre-recorded format, those were the videos from the 'Lockdown Sessions' version of the songs 'Thunder', 'Kosmos' and 'Destiny (Carry On)', all songs belonging are taken from our new EP.
We had a wonderful team to produce these videos, Tiago Bampa was responsible for the location and filming, he is a partner who has been producing our videos for a long time and always delivers an impeccable job. Polly Freitas and Adrienny RosWin were responsible for makeup and costumes. For each video there was a change of costumes and special makeup, which brought characteristics and elements of the themes of the songs, they did a sensational work that was highly praised. We, Lasting Maze members, did our best playing and performing the songs for the videos, it was amazing to see that the final result of our efforts was highly praised by the festival audience. It was amazing to be able to play alongside so many inspiring bands, fronted by strong women, and to see a local festival receiving this notoriety made us all very proud".
Now the quartet is making available one of the videos of this "lockdown sessions", recorded for "Thunder", the title track of the new EP. To watch click HERE.
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Don’t let the name fool you – anyone familiar with legendary South Texas metalcore act Scarlett O’hara knows that their name may be dainty but that’s where any trace of delicacy disappears, as evidenced by the band’s first single in three years, “Friction.”
Watch the video for “Friction” now at https://youtu.be/VE_YLt92G58.
Guitarist Logan Burns says:-
“Growth is commonly seen as a good thing, but oftentimes, the road to get there is harder than we expect. ‘Friction’ is about that road. It’s about the difficult path to your goals, the constant obstacles in your way, and the incredible people that you meet along the way. We hope that ‘Friction’ will help people with identifying their unique struggles associated with growth and inspire them to endure.”
Formed in 2008, Scarlett O'hara has pushed the metalcore genre further with a high-paced signature style, now known as South Texas Metalcore, an unrelenting barrage of sound that evokes images of being kicked in the face by an angry bull.
After the release of their highly praised 2010 Rise Records debut "Lost in Existence", the McAllen, TX-based band went on hiatus, finally regrouping for the 2018 release of their second album, "Welcome Back To The Brodeo". The critically acclaimed album debuted on several US Billboard charts including: #19 Hard Rock Album Sales, #20 HeaterSeeker Albums and #1 Heatseeker (South Central), as well as #25 on the iTunes Metal chart for its release week.
The band has most recently teamed up with Grammy nominated producer Erik Ron (Godsmack, Panic! at the Disco, New Years Day) to deliver another molten slab of pure platinum rock in “Friction.” Stay tuned for more new music from Scarlett O'Hara!
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Eleine follow up their breakthrough album "Dancing In Hell", with the limited edition vinyl single "Die From Within", taken from the previous album. The single contains 4 tracks and besides from the album versions of "Die From Within", "The World We Knew" and the symphonic version of "Die From Within", this release also includes a symphonic version for "Story Untold" (from the album "Until The End"). The vinyl comes in three different colours, white/gold splatter, black / gold and regular black vinyl.
To celebrate the release, the band has also made a music video for "Die From Within" here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=767JL3L6pO0
"The loss of someone leaves such silence, even if you're screaming from the top of your lungs and it feels like your insides are being ripped out. As time goes by, you slowly realize that life will never be the same again. It often feels like no-one understands the pain you‘re in, and that just makes everything so much worse.
”Die From Within” was born out of loss and depression. We all know what it‘s like when you take one step forward, and take two steps back when dealing with depression and grief. There are no words that instantly fix everything, but as you continue working on getting back to your daily life, you will get better little by little each passing day by finding the small things that comfort you and that keeps you pushing forward. Even if it feels impossible sometimes.
”Die From Within” is for our lost loved ones, and for all of our fans out there dealing with any form of depression. We see you, we're with you and we love you.”
- Madeleine & Rikard
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Japanese metal band Bridear have unveiled a brand new video for their recent single ‘Bloody Bride’, the title track from their debut international album release out May 7th via Setsuzoku Records. Watch the video here and pre order the album here.
Brimming with big riffs and even bigger hooks all tastefully laced with both classic and J-metal characteristics, ‘Bloody Bride’ showcases everything that the band are capable of in one five-minute-long package. It serves as a whistle-stop tour of their vast musical ability complete with mesmerising licks, a relentless thrash-like pace and a surprising, unexpected dark turn that the new music video makes even darker.
Haru, bassist and composer of the track states that:-
“‘Bloody Bride’ is an intense tribute to our love of heavy metal history. Before we performed in London in 2019, we went to the site of the old Marquee Club where the New Wave of British Heavy Metal began. I was so inspired by the history of that music and of the mystery and lore of great cities so fantastic to us. I really wanted to express a fantasy world: a castle dungeon, demons, a trapped bride. We can't wait to perform it live for everyone!"
Speaking on the video, Haru explains, “The video reflects the imagery and mood of the song. Heavy and haunting!”
Accompanying the video, the band have also announced ‘Global Metal Connection’, a very special on-demand livestream event filmed from a limited capacity club in Tokyo. Featuring a support performance from fellow Setsuzoku Records artist IBUKI, the stream will see the band tearing through new material from the album for the first time as well as journeying into their back catalogue to perform fan favourites. The stream will be available for on-demand viewing from May 28th and details about how to secure a ticket are coming soon.
Formed in Fukuoka, Japan in 2012, Bridear are one of Japan’s premier heavy metal bands and are setting their sights on the global stage. With diverse influences from German metal legends Helloween to British prog-pop pioneers Muse, the all-female quintet combine elements of power metal, progressive rock, and the melodic hooks of J-Pop to create a sound unlike any of their rivals from the Land of the Rising Sun.
Bridear released their first EP Overturn the Doom in 2012, and followed up with their hit single ‘Light in the Dark’. They have been performing across Japan ever since where they have developed a dedicated following. International audiences soon discovered the video online creating a massive buzz and ever-expanding global hard rock/metal audience.
Following the 2016 release of their first full-length Japanese album "Baryte", the group continued to perform across their home country gaining a reputation for excellent musicianship and engaging live performances. In 2017, Bridear performed in Europe for the first time and appeared at major conventions such as Mondocon in Budapest, Hungry and Made in Asia in Brussels, Belgium supporting their EP "Helix".
Having now performed in 11 countries, Bridear have built a passionate fan base in the West while becoming a major label act in Japan for their 2019 album "Expose Your Emotions".
In October 2019, Bridear performed in London at "METAL MATSURI", the first all J-Metal festival outside of Japan, with a stunning set winning more international fans and praise for their memorable performance.
The new track and video follows the release of their recent single ‘Daybreak’, an insatiably catchy introduction to their upcoming international debut album Bloody Bride. You can watch the band effortlessly perform ‘Daybreak’ in the official music video here. And all pre-orders of the album come with instant downloads of both tracks – ‘Daybreak’ and ‘Bloody Bride’.
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Multi-national melodic metallers Angel Nation have just released a music video for their new single "Fly Away".
Angel Nation are currently working on the band's third album, but they've made a pit stop on this journey by releasing an extra special song "Fly Away". Some time ago a long term supporter approached Elina to ask if she would write a song to his son's memory. She read the story behind it which turned out to be very moving and sad. However, when hearing more and looking more closely, it was the positivity and joy that shone through. A song dedicated to the memory of Leif Ole, someone who touched so many hearts, kept laughing, showing others how to enjoy the small things. Someone whose smile will never die in the hearts of those who got to know him.
Musically "Fly Away" has the true Angel Nation sound, bringing back the old school band feel and 80’s vibes. This ballad combines a more intimate, acoustic approach and a full rock sound being delicate, strong, sad and joyful, all at the same time!
"We are thrilled to be releasing new music and hope this song will bring positivity in the midst of what has been a hard year for many of us. If you want to support us on our way to our third full-length album, you can purchase and stream this single on the usual digital platforms."
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International tech-death upstarts Solus Ex Inferis unveil debut album details and devastating new single
Solus Ex Inferis is a trans-continental, technical death metal band founded by long-time musician and guitar player, Dave Sevenstrings alongside Marco Pitruzzella aka Lord Marco (Six Feet Under, Sleep Terror, ex-The Faceless), Sahil Makhija aka Demonstealer (Demonic Resurrection, Reptilian Death), Ollie Morgan (Necropathy) and Mauricio Catalán. The band first broke into the worldwide metal scene back in 2018 with their critically acclaimed 4-song EP, Demonic Supremacy. Three years on, Solus Ex Inferis has resurfaced with news of their debut full-length album, Daemones Ceramici; scheduled to be released on 9th July 2021. Alongside the announcement, the band has also unveiled a new single off of the upcoming LP titled, "Destroying Malevolence". The track is accompanied with a slick lyric video featuring, in great detail, the diabolic cover art drawn by Tata Kumislizer. Stream / listen [HERE].
Formed in 2017, Solus Ex Inferis came about as a means for the band’s original bassist and co-founding member, Matt Nemeth, to hone his audio engineering & production capabilities. Looking for a specific style of extreme metal drumming, Nemeth and Sevenstrings — both die-hard fans of Pitruzzella’s work — decided to approach him to see if he’d be interested in joining the band. Once Pitruzzella agreed, the two decided to engage a full-time vocalist (Sahil Makhija) and a lead-guitar player (Ollie Morgan). This line-up, with members from US, Australia, Chile and India, went on to record the band’s debut EP, Demonic Supremacy. Soon after its release, Nemeth quit the band and was replaced by Mauricio Catalán. Catalán, besides being a bassist, also ran a full-fledged studio and it was here where the band’s upcoming full-length was entirely mixed & mastered.
Right from the band’s inception, it has been Dave Sevenstrings’ constant endeavour to write music that combined fast-paced, blast-beat style death metal with melodic lead elements and simultaneously was informed by the sounds of celebrated bands in the genre like Vital Remains, Hypocrisy, Deeds Of Flesh, Psycroptic etc. It started to evolve into its own thing once all the members started participating in the writing process and started to contribute some of their own musical influences from the different regions they came from. Hence, the music on Daemones Ceramici, while being devastatingly fast-paced and razor-sharp technical, “still retains the core of any good song, (and includes) solid riffs that you can headbang to” says Dave.
If you thought the last EP was any indication of how brutal or extreme Solus Ex Inferis could sound, the full-length quashes all of that point-blank and strives to push all known boundaries within the tech-death realm. Named after the malevolent spirits in Greek mythology, Solus Ex Inferis’ debut full-length plays around concepts of demonology and the occult; often re-contextualizing it for the terrible state of the world as we know it today. “The album reflects on human beings as the real demons, it reflects the hypocrisy and hatred fuelled by religion” adds Makhija, the band’s frontman and lyricist.
Solus Ex Inferis’ debut full-length album, Daemones Ceramici, is releasing worldwide on the 9th of July, 2021. Pre-orders for the digital release and merchandise are now available on the band’s Bandcamp, [HERE]. The album will be available to stream on all streaming services including YouTube, Spotify and Apple Music.
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Light The Torch — Howard Jones [vocals], Francesco Artusato [guitar] and Ryan Wombacher [bass] — will release their new album and second full length "You Will Be the Death of Me" on June 25 via Nuclear Blast. Pre-order it here.
The band has dropped the video for the first track, "Wilting in the Light," which was directed by Ramon Boutviseth in L.A.
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"You Will Be the Death of Me has been a journey — even without the pandemic. This album has been emotional and rewarding in every way, and we couldn't be more excited to finally release it. Maybe there was a bit of desperation writing and recording these songs.
Going through personal turmoil and watching Francesco deal with injuries, we knew this could change things drastically for us. The album was a welcome distraction, and we dumped every emotion we had into YWBTDOM. To watch Fran heal and become an even more complete artist in front of my eyes has been amazing to watch. Everything we went through individually and together with this album drew Fran, Ryan, and I together. I couldn't be more proud of this album knowing I made it with my family."
Artusato opens up about his experiences, saying:-
"This record is special to me in a different way. From writing the music during one of the toughest times of my life while dealing with a bad injury due to a car accident to being obsessively involved with every aspect of its production, recording, and creating the artwork. It's hard to describe how I feel, and to finally see this record getting ready to be released.
We are all very satisfied with how this record showcases the evolution of our band and our evolution as individuals. Without our brotherhood, this music could not have happened. Music is what kept us strong together during our toughest times. There's nothing like art that expresses pure and deep emotions, and that's what I feel when I listen to Howard's performance on this record."
"I think this album shows the growth the band has experienced after years on the road together, and a friendship that has continued to thrive doing what we love together."
The guys returned to Sparrow Sound in Glendale, California to once again work with the production team of Josh Gilbert and Joseph McQueen [Bullet for My Valentine, As I Lay Dying, Suicide Silence]. This time around, they also welcomed Whitechapel's Alex Rudinger on drums. "He's incredible," says Artusato. "He was exactly what we needed."
Upheld by head-spinning seven-string virtuosity yet anchored to skyscraping melodies, Light the Torch crafted 12 metallic anthems, including an unexpected and awesome cover of the '80s hit 'Sign Your Name' by R&B singer Terence Trent D'Arby. The group shot out of the gate as a contender on their full-length debut, Revival. It bowed at #4 on the Billboard US Independent Albums Chart and at #10 on the Hard Rock Albums Chart in addition to receiving acclaim from Revolver, Outburn, and many more. 'Calm Before the Storm' racked up a staggering 14.5 million Spotify streams, while 'The Safety of Disbelief' remains one of SiriusXM Octane's all-time most requested songs. They also crisscrossed North America and Europe on tour with the likes of Trivium, Avatar, In Flames, Ice Nine Kills, Killswitch Engage, and August Burns Red to name a few.
You Will Be the Death of Me finds Light the Torch firing on all cylinders and ready to take things to the next level.
Kill The Imposter is an in-your-face, no-holds-barred deathcore onslaught hailing from Orlando, USA. They have a new album coming out in May of 2021 and it promises violence, rage, and a monstrous barrage of breakdowns, screams, riffs, and blast beats.
“The Violence Sessions” is a seven-track album, and the third released from the band following “The Decimation” (2019), and “A Strain Of Agony” (2020). The upcoming offering is pure chaotic energy, something that current fans will recognize and new fans will revel in.
Already, Kill The Imposter has released two music videos for the tracks “Mace” and “Suffer Alone”. “Mace” is likely the only political song the band will ever write, but the takeaway of it is, think for yourselves. People, who have no allegiance to you, are not the people you should be listening to.
“Suffer Alone” was written for vocalist Johnny Nobody’s ex-wife as he explains himself:
“I didn’t know a better way to describe the way I felt at my worst with her. I took the idea from the movie “300’ when Leonidas tells the traitor “I hope you live forever”.” He continues to share his thoughts on the full album, “we cannot wait for the fans to get their hands on it, the music is just getting tighter and more violent with each song. The more we work together the better these hits are turning out”
Violent and tight, Kill The Imposter is the remedy for a hard day or the encouragement you need at the gym, they are recommended for fans of Hatebreed, Alpha Wolf, and Dealer.
“The Violence Sessions” comes out on May 28, 2021.
Singles available on Spotify and Apple Music
Kill The Imposter is an Orlando, USA-based deathcore band that was formed in late 2018. Pulling musical inspiration from everywhere, the intention of this four-piece band is to make you move in any capacity you see fit. Coming from local and national bands, Kill The Imposter brings experience, drive, and mayhem, to the stage.
The quartet banded together over a shared love for heavy and violent music, after sharing the stage for one song they knew they had something special, so they sat down together and within a week had 3 songs written and a video lined up. They haven’t stopped since that first sit down, and they won’t stop.
One of the founding members Danny Arrieta (guitar) is the primary music writer getting help with arrangement by Johnny Nobody (vocals). Nick Colvin (drums) carries the aggressive speed and heavy grooves with Wilson Bembry ( bass) definitely sharing and blending the thundering lows and technical playing between all of it.
Since they got together, Kill The Imposter has released “The Decimation” (2019), “A Strain Of Agony” (2020) and “The Violence Sessions” (2021). They have pummeled the stages of Central Florida Metal Fest and Tampa DeathFest and played alongside heavy hitters such as Nile and Terrorizer.
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