The Calgary-based thrash group Hazzerd – whose sophomore album, “Delirium,” will be released Jan. 24 via M-Theory Audio – have unveiled a lyric video for their blistering new song “Victim Of A Desperate Mind.” The clip – which was designed by Rafael Ortega of Ecliptic Visions, and which premiered via BraveWords.com – can be seen at this location: https://youtu.be/mdO6D2VSiSc
“Victim Of A Desperate Mind” is also now available on Spotify, Apple Music, Bandcamp and other digital platforms. In addition, the song is one of two “instant grat” downloads that are included with digital pre-orders of “Delirium.” Physical pre-orders on CD, cassette and limited-edition coloured vinyl can be reserved at www.smarturl.it/hazzerd.
Says drummer Dylan Westendorp:-
“'Victim Of A Desperate Mind' is one of the longer cuts on 'Delirium,' and it has some of the album's darker lyrical content. The song revolves around the topics of addiction, depression and suicide, issues that are unfortunately very real in today’s society. The lyrics are written from the perspective of a person who is trapped in their own mind and stuck with their dark thoughts. Even though these are not the most positive lyrics, we have hope that someone who is going through this type of situation will hear them, relate and realize that they are not alone. Musically, 'Victim' is one of the more complex songs we have written to date. Overall, we feel it's the best song to unveil as the second taste of our upcoming record.”
Last month, Hazzerd premiered “A Tormented Reality,” the first preview track from “Delirium,” via Ross The Boss' Gimme Radio program. A lyric video subsequently premiered on Metal Injection, who called the song “rip-roaring” and said it “leaves absolutely no survivors in its wake.” A third preview track from “Delirium” – which was mixed and mastered by Johnny Gasparic (Into Eternity) and features cover artwork by Andrei Bouzikov (Municipal Waste, Skeletonwitch, Toxic Holocaust) – will be unveiled in January.
Hazzerd was initially formed by drummer/lead vocalist Westendorp and guitarist Brendan Malycky, two Calgary teens who were inspired by the early work of thrash legends such as Overkill, Metallica and Anthrax. The group self-released their debut EP, “Victimize The Innocent,” in 2014. The following year, the band recruited then-18-year-old lead guitarist Toryin Schadlich.
In 2017, soon after solidifying the group's line-up with the addition of bassist David Sprague, Hazzerd recorded their full-length debut, “Misleading Evil,” which was released via Canada's World War Now Records. Featuring cover art by Bouzikov, the record was praised by Metal-Temple.com as “one of the strongest thrash releases of 2017,” while Dead Rhetoric called the album “an exhilarating aural ride” with a “Maiden/Priest-meets-early Metallica vibe.”
This year, Hazzerd caught the attention of M-Theory Audio after being featured on Gimme Radio, where Megadeth founder Dave Mustaine championed the group as a promising thrash hopeful. He also included the band on his personal list of record collection picks, where Hazzerd were one of only two up-and-coming artists (the other being Power Trip) listed.
In recent years, Hazzerd has performed alongside the likes of Striker, Vicious Rumors, Archspire, Spellcaster, and Grim Reaper in addition to playing noted Canadian festivals such as Loud As Hell and Armstrong MetalFest. Lately, the group completed a successful string of shows across Canada supporting Hatchet.
For more information, visit www.facebook.com/HazzerdThrash.
Kazakhstan thrashers Zarraza have released a video for "Chaos 19". The song is taken from their recently released EP Rotten Remains.
Watch the video here: https://youtu.be/a99unHxci0c
Order Rotten Remains here: https://zarraza.bandcamp.com/
The band says:-
"This EP is new but at the same time old. All songs are old – they were written years ago and released on self-produced demos Bullets & Beliefs (2012) and Cutting Meat. Fast & Loud (2013). We decided to re-recorded it fully because we still play some of this shit live. So we carefully dig these remains, inject them with new viruses and put out as EP."
"Also it is our way to honour ex-mates who help us start Zarraza: guitarists Max Saklakov and Damir Yunussov, bass player Alex Filatoff. Guys! Though you escaped from the band you are still infected and keep rotting with us! And last... The EP was recorded with bassist Eugene Hablack who left the band in the middle of the recording process but helps us to finish it. Thanks for your support (though our new bass player Adil Aliakpar is jealous as fuck!)"
Reunion Island's Tech Death crew Aeon Patronist have just released a new music video, read the announcement below:-
We just released a brand new video to let our track "Katadesmos" shine through a guitar performance of Alex. Watch it right now below !
Katadesmos Guitar Playthrough: https://youtu.be/Laaks_dAcsE
Share like there is no tomorrow and support the project.
Furthermore, during this winter time, we are working ardently on new tracks for our next album which will hopefully be brought to life next year. The new songs are taking form as we experiment with our news ideas, influences and will to explore new grounds.
You are a vital part of making Aeon Patronist alive and so, thank you for your endless support.
Psyanide is a five-piece band formed in 2013 in Katerini/Thessaloniki Greece.
Their sound is groovy, melodic and sticks the roots of death metal in a modern way. Some of their biggest influences are bands like Lamb Of God, Heaven Shall Burn, The Haunted Decapitated, Pantera and Gojira. Etc.
The full-length album “I Declare War” is their third official release of the band. Contain 10 songs.
One of them is the song “Premonition” - Watch official video here:-
Denmark based death metal band Blood Eagle unleashed their album 'To Ride In Blood & Bathe In Greed' unto the world on November 22, 2019 via Nuclear Blast. Today, the band offer fans the official visualizer for 'Worship The Wolf.' Watch it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IJYCHCSrYXw
Order 'To Ride In Blood & Bathe In Greed' digitally or stream the 3 EP's here:
Listen to the band's new tracks in the NB New Releases Playlists:
http://nblast.de/SpotifyNewReleases / http://nblast.de/AppleMusicNewReleases
The album was produced, engineered, mixed and mastered by Tue Madsen at Antfarm Studios. All artwork was created by Rune Stigart.
The band comments:-
"We are honoured to have signed with one of the world's leading record labels, Nuclear Blast Records! The excitement level of Blood Eagle finally finding the right home to release new material, is higher for us than we can ever express. There are people who want to hear this band, as was evident in the reaction to our performances on multiple European festivals in the last couple of years. We are excited and grateful to be working with the guys at Nuclear Blast, as they strongly will help facilitate and take the Eagle to the next level.
On a musical note, we took all our inspirations from NAPALM DEATH, BOLT THROWER, MORBID ANGEL and a tad (like 2%) of MASTODON and threw them into the musical cooking pot. The result is our new release, 'To Ride In Blood & Bathe In Greed' which was released as three EP's in September, October and November. Out on Nuclear Blast Records."
More on 'To Ride In Blood & Bathe In Greed':
Blood Eagle is a death metal band comprised of former members of VOLBEAT, MNEMIC, HATESPHERE, ILLDISPOSED and RAUNCHY, founded by two ex-guitarists, Franz Hellboss and Mircea Gabriel Eftemie (formerly of VOLBEAT and MNEMIC). After playing for years in their own respective bands, the two guitarists decided to team up and consolidate their passion for punk, grind and death metal alongside their best friends and touring partners. The band surfaced and raised traction for the very first time in 2013, by releasing a 3-song EP for free download, recorded at the Antfarm Studios with Tue Madsen (MESHUGGAH, BEHEMOTH, THE HAUNTED) at the helm. Playing select shows and festival appearances, the band kept writing material but never released it to the masses, until five years later.
So what do you get when you throw NAPALM DEATH, BOLT THROWER, MORBID ANGEL and a dash of MASTODON into a musical cooking pot? The answer is; BLOOD EAGLE. Glorified by the metal media as a Danish "supergroup" consisting of metal veterans, according to the band there is nothing super about it, other than their good friendship and love for old school death metal. BLOOD EAGLE is an unstoppable force, launching their long-awaited debut album in three parts: 'To Ride In Blood & Bathe In Greed' I, II, III via NUCLEAR BLAST RECORDS.
BLOOD EAGLE is:
Michael Olsson | Vocals
Mircea Gabriel Eftemie | Guitars
Franz Hellboss | Guitars
Mikael Ehlert | Bass
Morten Toft Hansen | Drums
Austrian-German post death metallers Oceans are set to release their debut album The Sun And The Cold on January 10, 2020 via Nuclear Blast. After teasing fans with snippets from the 2nd single 'Dark', the band is proud to present the full track in the form of a music video today. Produced by their long-time friend and videographer Niklas Karrenbauer (motiviert.org), the video features Arroganz vocalist/bassist K and can be watched here: youtu.be/Ca_KMgoWiQc
Vocalist/guitarist Timo Rotten says, "We wanted to make a song that feels like being crushed by a bulldozer, while being its driver at the same time. If you love extreme music, 'Dark' won't leave you untouched. This thing is wild."
Timo Rotten | vocals, guitar
Patrick Zarske | guitar
Thomas Winkelmann | bass
J.F. Grill | drums
French Thrash / Black Metal crew Hellixxir release brand new music video for "Oxymoronic Way Of Life"
French Thrash-Black Metal band Hellixxir release brand new music video for "Oxymoronic Way of Life" from the new album "The Black Fortress" whose duality is the central question in human reflection.
Watch it here:- https://youtu.be/kBu9kl4rOuQ
Hellixxir is a band founded twenty years ago, originally from Grenoble. After the first three albums received by the specialized press in France and a pause following the departure of one of the founding members, Hellixxir returned with a live & unreleased album to celebrate the birthday of the band "A Dull Light Around". This album traces the band's career through unpublished live and song sessions. "A Dull Light Around" allows Hellixxir to come back with a new studio album "The Black Fortress" of which two videos are extracted: "The Black Fortress" & "Oxymoronic Way of Life" The band shared the stage with European and even international bands. "Oxymoronic Way of Life" from the new album "The Black Fortress" whose duality is the central question in human reflection.
Russia's post black metallers L'Homme Absurde have published a video for their latest single "Belong". This single will be available on the band's upcoming album "Belong".
Watch the video for "Belong" at this location: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YV2xW1xym20
L'Homme Absurde's new album will be released on January 17th 2020.
Over the past few years since 2015 when L'Homme Absurde started as a one-man band it has become one of the best known post black metal acts in Russia. The sound of the band can be described as a fusion of modern black metal vibe with metalcore and catchy melodies. Two albums released since the start, Monsters (2016) and Sleepless (2018), received positive reviews in international press and the critics themselves pointed out band's own style.
Canadian metal group Hyperia have released the first single taken from their forthcoming album Insanitorium. The track is called Asylum and comes accompanied with a new official video.
Available now at: iTunes | Spotify | & other major stores
The group said:-
“Asylum is one of the more story-based tracks off the album, and in a way it’s the unofficial title track for Insanitorium. It captures the entire concept of the album and along with the video illustrates the whole dark and isolated vibe Hyperia are aiming to portray.”
Insanitorium is available on pre-order now in Shop Sliptrick. Check it out …here
Marlee Ryley – Vocals
Colin Ryley – Lead Guitar/Vocals
David Kupisz – Rhythm Guitar/Vocals
Scott DeGruyter – Bass/Vocals
Jordan Maguire – Drums
Band links: Facebook | YouTube | Instagram | On Sliptrick
Rising metalcore band Heart Of Jordan has released an intense new video for the track “Echoes Still Remain” from their self-titled debut album.
Watch “Echoes Still Remain” today, exclusively via Alternative Press at https://www.altpress.com/features/premiere/heart-of-jordan-convey-the-self-hatred-of-addiction-in-echoes-still-remain-watch/.
Directed by Scott VanGilder, Josiah Wood and Heart Of Jordan, “Echoes Still Remain” was filmed and edited by Scott VanGilder and Josiah Wood and serves as a sort of prequel – and sequel – to the album’s first video for “Deny.”
Says guitarist Elijah White:-
“Lyrically, the song is about the struggles of trying to help an addict stop the vicious cycle of addiction. Visually, the torture scenes of the video represent a prequel to our ‘Deny’ music video story line, using the metaphor of torture to articulate the songs message. Also, the beginning of the video shows a bit of a sequel to the ‘Deny’ story, letting the viewer know there is more story to tell. P.S. Look out for the plot twist at the end!”
From their humble beginnings in a dingy attic making rough demos on a trusty outdated tablet, Heart Of Jordan is becoming the next hopeful to stand out in the often over-saturated, cookie-cutter metal and hard rock world. In just two years, Heart Of Jordan has quickly garnered international attention through fierce social media campaigns and DIY tactics that would make the most diehard indie band proud. And in this short time frame, they have wasted no time making their mark on the live scene, having the honour of sharing the stage with many national touring acts such as 36 Crazyfists, Vyces, The Veer Union, Whitechapel and Lorna Shore, among others.
Recorded by acclaimed producer Josh Schroeder (King 810, For The Fallen Dreams), Heart Of Jordan’s debut album is a raw and modern twist on the early 2000s era metalcore sound, while drawing from diverse influences like anthemic ‘80s metal, dirty ‘90s grunge and heavyweight hard rock giants. From the powerful emotion of the song “Eye” and the minacious groove of “Deaf Ears” and “Throne Alone” to the soaring choruses of “Echoes Still Remain,” Heart Of Jordan has established a signature sound through simplicity and ingenious song writing that resonates with a broad audience, all while embracing the integrity and devotion to their creative vision.
Heart Of Jordan’s debut album is available via all digital retailers. For a full list of retailers and links, visit https://distrokid.com/hyperfollow/heartofjordan/esai.
HEART OF JORDAN is:
Preston Mailand - Vocals
Eric TenEyck - Guitar
Elijah White - Guitar
Alfonso Civile - Bass
Andrew Everett - Drums
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