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.
Swedish adventure metallers Twilight Force are set to release their latest opus Dawn Of The Dragonstar on August 16, 2019 via Nuclear Blast. Today, the fellowship has unveiled another epic tale off the much anticipated album in the form of animated pictures. The spellbinding images were captured by Tommy Eriksson and the video was produced and directed by Stefan Altzar. Enjoy the magic melodies of 'Dawn Of The Dragonstar' over on YouTube: youtu.be/qmHOIDUApfA
Purchase the track here: nblast.de/TF-Dragonstar-Single
Keyboard wizard Blackwald proclaims:-
"Knights and apprentices! We are delighted and excited to finally present to you the title track from our third creation - 'Dawn Of The Dragonstar'! This hymn tells the olden tale of a mighty and ancient dragon, whose final fate is to ascend to the firmaments and become a star of guiding light. The splendour of his gleaming soul brings honour, courage and strength to all humans, elves, and dwarves.
"The video for this song portrays Twilight Force on their journey to help fulfil the prophecy of the Dragonstar. By using the blinding swiftness of his nimble fingers, Lynd, empowered by powerful enchantments, imbues the petrified Dragonking with renewed life-force. However, the incantations required to enchant Lynd turn out to be volatile, and Born's potent decoctions come in handy when Blackwald's spell-casting manifests itself in a somewhat...unplanned manner (shapeshifting is indeed a handy school of magic, but it is better utilised for quests requiring great stealth rather than for awakening dragons). We hope you enjoy this adventure together with us, and may the power of the Dragon guide you all!"
The captivating and beautiful artwork for the song, which illustrates the mighty dragon's ascension towards the empyrean void, was conjured up by none other than Martin Hanford, the creator of Twilight Force's very first album cover.
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Dawn Of The Dragonstar will be released on jewel-case CD, digibook, vinyl and digitally. The vinyl, as well as the limited digibook editions, includes several bonus tracks. One is an exquisite cover version of the fellowship's 2014 song 'The Power Of The Ancient Force', performed by skilled singer-songwriter Hanna Turi. Secondly, you'll be taken on an instrumental voyage through the western-most Kingdom Of Vhardas, with an orchestral version of 'With The Light Of A Thousand Suns'. Last but not least, the Knights Of Twilight's Might will for the first time be able to experience never before heard ancient rudimentary demo versions of two of the first ever recorded Twilight Force songs, namely 'Forest Of Destiny' and 'Enchanted Dragon Of Wisdom'. Both tracks were conjured up back in 2007, long before Twilight Force was even an official entity or ever mentioned in the Book of Time.
Watch and listen to 'Night Of Winterlight' here: youtu.be/4Z9NPkLrK_I
Once again recorded in the group's own Twilight Forge, the album will not only present ten new stories to their loyal Knights Of Twilight's Might, but also introduce the companions' new minnesinger, Allyon, who was called upon by the prophecies to join the fellowship in 2018.
Speaking about the new album, the band states, "Lo and behold! We are beyond elated to finally unveil the third opus of Twilight Force: Dawn Of The Dragonstar. The absolutely magnificent artwork by the mighty Kerem Beyit once again brilliantly captures the adventurous and magical world of the Twilight Kingdoms; and a sparkling adventure it shall be indeed. Dawn Of The Dragonstar will be unleashed upon the realm of the living on August 16th, so we humbly ask for your patience for just a little while longer. In the meantime, practice your battle cries, sharpen your swords, and dust off your spell tomes. Make sure you are prepared to join and experience our triptych adventure."
After wandering across several foreign shores to proclaim the illustrious tales of their two previous records alongside minstrels such as SABATON, ACCEPT, SONATA ARCTICA, and DRAGONFORCE among others, TWILIGHT FORCE will of course be lying in wait to claim the universe's playgrounds. A few European festival gatherings have already been announced, more to follow soon...!
Finnish modern metal act As I May are releasing their second album "My Own Creations" on July 26, 2019 via labels Rockshots Records (Italy) and July 24th Spiritual Beast (Japan). The sophomore full length is a fast-paced blend of modern metal with metalcore highlights. It’s heavy, melodic and unique; and sonically more mature than As I May's previous release "Speak No Evil" (2017). Working on writing music that is easy to identify with a digital atmosphere, As I May make their listeners headbang and sing along to the catchy choruses.
Paying homage to many old school metal bands, In Flames fans will find a special affinity for this Finnish act.
The band's third single 'I See You In Me' follows their previously released tracks 'Cure Is Worse Than Disease' and 'Pride Goes Before A Fall' off the upcoming album. Both songs already have over 100,000 combined Spotify streams.
The band explains the track:-
"It's a pretty hard-hitting melodic song with an orchestral touch. It's the most Finnish sounding track on the album with a melancholic catchy chorus. It tells the story of a man that views something familiar in the mirror and what he has been hiding."
Watch and listen to the new music video for 'I See You In Me' here and the band's previous music videos:
Single streams and downloads available at http://smarturl.it/AsIMay
As I May is a four-piece modern melodic metal band from Mikkeli, Finland - formed in 2016. The group now consists of Tipi Nokelainen (vocals and bass); Lasse Hiltunen (vocals and guitar); Jani Valhola (backup vocals and guitars) and Marko Korhonen (drums). As I May has since started to gain ground in the Finnish heavy metal scene. The music's soul lies within catchy melodies and big choruses. As I May combines modern elements, yet keeps focussing on the heavier side.
The innovative Swiss modern metallers Kassogtha return leaner and meaner with the brand new self-titled single “Kassogtha (The Call)”, paired with a provocative video. The band's screamer frontwoman Stephany elaborates on the unnerving concept behind the song and the video:
“Kassogtha (The Call)” is about humanity's self-destruction and despair. We see this demise as a process in which people unconsciously build their own “dark side” facade. Everyone does it every day, yet they have no idea what kind of face they are creating. You may think the result looks good, but in the end, it’s always horrific. Beautiful but disturbing at the same time. “Kassogtha (The Call)” is a way for us to represent ourselves, with our bright and dark sides. Musically this song is a blend of all our best influences and the result of new experimentation, reflecting our desire to push ourselves always further."
“Kassogtha (The Call)” is a powerful taste of new music to come from this immensely talented young act. Leaner and meaner, ready to take melodic death metal into the future!
Watch the video: https://youtu.be/q1e_WzwiGq8
Listen now: https://ampl.ink/71Mry
Mixed by Sky Van Hoff (Rammstein, Eskimo Callboy, Emigrate), mastered by Svante (Rammstein, Volbeat), drum & vocal recordings by Anna Murphy (Cellar Darling).
Stéphany Hugnin - vocals
Mortimer Baud - guitar
Joseph Jaccaz - bass
Martin Burger - guitar
Dylan Watson - drums
Hamadría, present the music video for "Crepúsculo", taken from their first album "Reina Azul", recorded entirely in the historic centre of Lima, Peru.
Watch it here:- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2CIMutEdNfI&feature=youtu.be
Video directed by Hector F. Ilizarbe S. who is also a member of Hamadría.
Ingrid Castro (lead vocal)
Lesly Soto (keyboards, backing vocals)
Hector Ilizarbe (drums)
Miguel Cantuta (guitar)
Eduardo Pinto (bass guitar)
Cristian Gamboa (guitar, backing vocals)
Instrumental progressive metal band Essence Of Datum have teamed up with No Clean Singing to premiere the music video for the song "Pendulum". The track has been taken from the band's upcoming record "Spellcrying Machine", to be released via Season of Mist on August 30th.
Check out the video at No Clean Singing at the link below:
Essence Of Datum comment:-
"One of the favourite buildings in our home town is Minsk city crematorium! The comprehension of the fact that there's a very high probability that our physical presence in this world will end up there and the bodies will be committed to flames, puts a veil of peculiar magic on this place. Walking in the halls of crematorium you cannot but notice giant pendulums that stand still symbolizing frozen time. It is the pendulum that gives more emphasis to the present before the inevitable end to come thus leaving us greedily gasping for the moments remaining. The pendulum in 'Spellcrying Machine' holds a special place and we'd like to set off a story with this composition. Until then, let the Pendulum swing!"
One does not always need words to convey a story. If there’s anything that instrumental progressive metal duo Essence Of Datum proves, it’s that the power of music can do just that. ‘Spellcrying Machine’, the band’s third full-length, is set for an August release on Season of Mist and is bound to open up their creation to a wider audience.
Essence Of Datum was formed by guitarist Dmitry Ramanouski in 2011 in Minsk, Belarus. After recording the first demos, the musician was joined by drummer Pavel Vilchytski who quickly became an irreplaceable part of the band as the man behind the machine-gun rhythm section.
From the very beginning, the project was meant to be purely instrumental, thus not giving the listener verbal or lexical means to comprehend or interpret the conceptual universe of the music. Providing fans with mere hints hidden in the artwork and track titles, the musicians challenge the listener to use their own imagination to explore the universe that Essence Of Datum created. Each album is part of a larger, fictional universe and ultimately, everything is bound together in one single story.
In 2013, the journey set off with the release of debut album 'Event Horizon.' the duo paint there a picture of a surrealistic world by means of soaring guitar melodies and groovy rhythms with an unbelievable technical precision. The second full-length 'Nevermore' (2017) opened a new chapter in which the Essence Of Datum universe was tainted by war, struggle, and fear, transformed by the band into powerful songs with melodic grace.
Set against the backdrop of a post-apocalyptic world, the band’s third record, 'Spellcrying Machine', synthesizes the best of extreme, modern metal into an elegant and articulate whole.Essence Of Datum invites you to explore their universe.
True Romanian Folk Metallers E-an-na release new song & video "Apele Îngheţate” and announce upcoming album
The band E-an-na has just released the new song „Apele Îngheţate” (The Frozen Waters) together with a video. With each release the band strays further away from the conventions of regular folk metal, trying to bring something new and fresh to the genre.
The song deals with depression and topics deriving from it, depicting an abstract place or being that functions for each of us as a shelter.
The song is part of the upcoming album „Nesfârşite”. Nesfârşite will be released on the 19th of july 2019. The album contains 13 songs and is graced by some internationally known guest musicians:
Michalina Malisz from Eluveitie
Archy Jay a.k.a. The Snake Charmer
Daniel Neagoe from Clouds, Eye of Solitude, Shape of Despair, Aeonian Sorrow
Robert Cotoros fom The Bipolar Disorder Project
Watch the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=REE5syj_5O4
Preorder the album: https://e-an-na.com/nesfarsite-preorder/
Italian Modern Metallers Logical Terror unveil 'Transition' music video, which forces you to question your sanity
Italian metal band Logical Terror have just released a brand new video for their single 'Transition'. The spine crushing track is off the band's album “Ashes of Fate” full of sophisticated lyrics, and technical compositions. The album has already garnered over 2,000,000 Spotify streams.
The video is a well-produced gambit that ushers in the sludgy, heavy hitting metal that Logical Terror has been crafting for almost a decade. The album “Ashes of Fate” was produced by Dysfunction Productions (Fear Factory, Mnemic) and features guests Jon Howard (Threat Signal, Imonolith) and Bjorn Strid (Soilwork).
Always one for constant enhancement and evolution of their sound, Logical Terror have performed alongside many well-known bands including Sepultura, Arch Enemy, and Soilwork.
Fans of Fear Factory, Soilwork, and Meshuggah will have a special interest in Logical Terror, along with anyone keen on blast beats, punishing vocals and fast riffs.
Watch 'Transition' at the following link: https://youtu.be/4sg0JRrz8dk
Moldova-based, rising extreme metal outfit Infected Rain, are set to return with their new album to be released later this year with powerhouse label Napalm Records. Fierce and blistering female screams, heavy as hell riffs, pounding beats combined with samples await you, while Infected Rain never fear any genre boundaries and create their very own individual style.
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 have released two EPs, several singles and three critically acclaimed, full-length records to date.
Today the band fronted by extraordinary vocalist Lena have unleashed a brand new video to the single The Earth Mantra, taken from Infected Rain's upcoming album!
Says the band:-
"We are really proud to introduce you our new single.The Earth Mantra is the song dedicated to ecological problems of our planet. Earth is our home, our mother, we feel it is important to say out loud what we think, what we believe in, and what we care of. It is only matter of our choice. Do we want to be parasites or bring better future to this world!“
Be prepared for many more exciting album news to be revealed in the days ahead, and watch The Earth Mantra right HERE!
Infected Rain is:
Lena – Vocals
Vova – Bass
Sergey – Guitar
Vidick – Guitar
Eugene – Drums
American Symphonic Metallers Beyond Forgiveness release new official video & announce album release date
US symphonic metal Beyond Forgiveness have released the first full official video taken from their upcoming album Live To Tell The Story. The track is called Echoes and is about how music can transcend time and encompasses all of human experience. The group have also confirmed the release date of Live To Tell The Story which will be available on September 23rd worldwide via Sliptrick Records.
Check it out here:- https://youtu.be/5H4yPFXYTW0
Beyond Forgiveness – Echoes [Official Video]
Taken from the album: Live To Tell The Story | 2019
Video by: Red Peak Films
Director: Donnie Ray
Live To Tell The Story | Released on September 23rd, 2019 on Sliptrick Records
Beyond Forgiveness are:
Talia Hoit – Vocals/Orchestration
Greg Witwer – Lead Guitar/Backing Vocals
Richard Marcus – Rhythm Guitar/Backing Vocals
Sean Rogers – Drums/Percussion
Jim Lasselle – Bass
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