Lebanese groove thrashers Phenomy unveil music video for “Beyond The Wall Of Sleep (A Tribute To H.P. Lovecraft)”
Lebanese thrash / groove metal titans Phenomy released their new album 'Syndicate Of Pain', back on March 3rd 2022, along with a harrowing animation video 'Lead Me To My Throne'. 'Syndicate Of Pain' is a concept album about an asylum ran by Dr Anton Shuman, a mad scientist that is manipulating criminals and patients labelled insane in his facility. The album later reveals that these patients are not being cured, but are part of a bigger and darker project, that even Dr Schuman himself is being deceived by.
In the album is included the single “Beyond The Wall Of Sleep (A Tribute To H.P. Lovecraft)”.
Award-winning Italian producer, multi-instrumentalist, arranger, and re-mixer, NeroArgento announces he will be releasing his sixth studio album "Land Of Silence" via Rockshots Records on October 7th, 2022.
An explosive mixture of grunge rock, industrial metal, and electronic music, packed with orchestral influences and acid fuzzy sounds, "Land Of Silence" follows the success of 2020's “Circles”, which soared to #10 on the iTunes Top 200 Italy Rock Chart along with more than 1 million streams on Spotify.
"Land Of Silence" is the most coherent record to date from NeroArgento's discography. It's a solid industrial foundation composed of unmistakable low-tuned guitar riffs and very heavy drum grooves, topped with electronics and synths ranging from the most acid electro to retro wave pop-friendly melodies, without forgetting the usual and distinctive vocal layers.
With great attention to every aspect, "Land of Silence" is entirely performed, recorded, and mixed by NeroArgento. The record was mastered by Brandon Ashley at D-Tuned in Brighton (UK) and features prominent guests such as Vicio (Subsonica) and Claudio Ravinale (Infernalizer).
To anticipate the album's release, NeroArgento has chosen the track "The Way I Am" as the first single.
"The track is influenced by a more classic nu-metal sound in the vibe of the early Linkin Park, but in a current guise, in the wake of bands like Tetrarch or Motionless in White with detuned guitars, massive grooves, and super melodic choruses," adds NeroArgento.
The video clip for "The Way I Am" was directed by NeroArgento, Fabio Brunello (CGI), and Mattia Di Matera (live shots) and is a journey into the near future, composed of different power plays and opposing realities that contrast with each other in search of a balance that struggles to remain to stand, all surrounded by classic 80's cyberpunk settings and the inevitable neon lights.
NeroArgento is recommended for fans of Motionless In White, Falling In Reverse, and Bring Me The Horizon.
As a producer / arranger NeroArgento has appeared on more than 50 records released worldwide, is endorsed by ESP guitars, ML sound Labs, and Mad Cat Amps.
Israeli thrashers Sinnery to perform at Rockstadt Extreme Fest (RO), new video "The Burning" out now
Israeli thrashers Sinnery will be embarking on their first performance at Rockstadt Extreme Fest in Romania on Friday, August 5th at 3 pm local time on the Brasov Stage, sharing that day's lineup with Lamb of God, Overkill, UADA, Kataklysm, Necrophobic, In Mourning and more.
"We are beyond excited to get to play Rockstadt Extreme Fest this year! It'll be absolutely incredible to perform on the stage with so many legends on the same bill. This will be our first show in Romania and we can't wait to see you all there!." adds the band.
Full details on the festival and its lineup from August 3rd to 7th can be found at https://www.rockstadtextremefest.com.
Sinnery will be unleashing their much anticipated new record “Black Bile”, six years after their debut. In the time since then, they have melted more influences into their sound, and morphed from a predominantly thrash sound to something darker, and heavier. Swept up with melodic breaks amidst the gutturals, they wrap their music in modern layers. The album contains ten tracks; recently they shared the first single, “The Burning” with a new music video, which can be seen and heard at https://youtu.be/1U6_y-SDR7M
Single digital pre-save - http://burning.sinneryband.com
“The Burning'' is probably the most popular song with the fans even before it comes out, the fans chant “God bless the human race” on every show so it was a no-brainer picking it out to be the first single off of the album. It is an upbeat thrash song with many heavy and groovy moments. It was perfect for the beginning of the album, to start with a bang, with no introductions or orchestral intros just straight-up metal from the get-go. Lyrically the song’s full name was The Burning of Mt. Sinai and so it’s easy to know this song is an anti-religious song, coming from Israel, religion is a big part of the atmosphere where we grew up, and we are not very fond of those establishments that are more about power and money than the lessons in those books they sell.” adds the band.
Coming at the listener fast and hard is the name of the game for Sinnery. They infuse their music with real true emotions and messages, nothing about it is made up, it’s all very personal and they really dug into the deepest, darkest parts of themselves to write this album. They anticipate that it’ll be received well and expect that listeners will find that sense of realness in it amidst relentless riffs and catchy melodies.
“Black Bile” is fast and full of energy, making it the perfect record to spin when getting amped up. Whether it's for driving fast, headbanging, or hitting the gym, this is a wickedly fun album to listen to.
Sinnery is recommended listening for fans of Gojira, Testament, and The Haunted.
“Black Bile” will be released on September 16, 2022 via Exitus Stratagem Records.
Finnish post-hardcore ‘violent pop’ metal collective Blind Channel have released their brand new single ‘Don’t Fix Me’, taken from the forthcoming album Lifestyles Of The Sick & Dangerous out July 8th via Century Media Records. The album is available to pre-order here.
‘Don’t Fix Me’ is a huge rock anthem, where mighty riffs and pummelling drums meet synths, captivating harmonies and a frenzied rap from vocalist Niko Moilanen. The accompanying video captures the band on the road during their recent tours across the US and Europe which is available to watch further down.
Regarding the single Blind Channel say:-
“‘Don’t Fix Me’ continues the theme of brokenness, featured on the upcoming album. However, this time we decided to be empowering and uplifting and wrote something people wanna scream while having the craziest time of their lives. This song is the soundtrack for the wildest parties and the cure for the day-after’s hangover.”
‘Don’t Fix Me’ is the latest song to be taken from the band’s upcoming fourth album Lifestyles Of The Sick & Dangerous, which also features the previously released award-winning and multi-million streamed singles including ‘Bad Idea’, ‘Dark Side’, ‘Balboa’ and ‘We Are No Saints’.
Blind Channel were the most successful artist at the recent Finnish Grammy Awards (Emma Gala) last month, where they received six awards, including two for ‘Dark Side’ (‘Song Of The Year’ & ‘Most Streamed Song’). They also were awarded ‘Band Of The Year’, ‘Artist Of The Year’ (by public vote), ‘Rock Of The Year’ and the ‘Export Award’ – the latter testament to their rapidly rising international profile having spent almost the entirety of this year on the road throughout the US, Europe and UK.
Blind Channel have spent 2022 carving an unstoppable path with their astounding live shows and new music. Following a US run with From Ashes To New earlier this year, the band are currently on the road with Electric Callboy across Europe. Blind Channel have been announced for a number of high profile festivals in their homeland this summer before returning to the UK in September for a headline tour. Full Blind Channel tour dates and tickets can be found at blindchannelofficial.com
UK HEADLINE TOUR DATES - SEPTEMBER 2022
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Illucia is a heavy metal act from Bangalore, India. They are influenced by the sounds of Judas Priest, Black Sabbath, Crimson Glory, Queensrÿche, Saxon, Accept, Mercyful Fate and bands similar to these greats. Since their inception in 2014, the band has been working on composing original material and released their debut EP ‘111’ in 2019.
The band is now set to release their debut studio full length album, “ A New Reign “, comprising of 9 tracks. All tracks were recorded at Stained Class Productions LLP and Eleven Gauge Recordings in Bangalore, India.
The band started to work on their first-ever studio album in 2021, a 9-track concept album that allows listeners to vicariously live through its inexorable characters, vivid landscapes, and an albeit unforgiving plot line.
The band about the album:
"'A New Reign' is ILLUCIA's debut concept-based studio album comprising of 9 old school heavy metal tracks. You can expect a well-blended mix of power ballads, fast rhythmic guitar melodies, thumping drums coupled with tantalizing bass solos topped with dynamic vocals of the good old 80's. Brace yourselves as we take you through a mystical voyage across oceans, mountains, and volcanoes."
Lineup on the album:
Illucia was formed in 2014 as a three-piece band by Nitin Charles Martin, Srivatsa Balaji and Vishal Vineesh. Their main influences are Black Sabbath, Dio, Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Manowar, Omen, King Diamond, Saxon, Accept and other acts along similar lines.
In 2015, they played at one of Bangalore's biggest music festivals of the time called Freedom Jam and in 2016, they were a part of a tribute to the legendary Ronnie James Dio.
They started working on their own compositions in 2018 and released their debut EP '111' in September 2019. Their EP was well received around the world and they were known for their powerful and energetic 80s feel. They got signed to Heart of Steel Records for a digital promotion deal of '111' in December 2019.
As they continued gigging in 2020 and 2021, they were simultaneously working on their debut full-length concept studio album which was recorded at Stained Class Productions LLP and Eleven Gauge Recordings in Bangalore, India. They were invited to play at Dead By Dawn in Kolkata which turned out to be one of the band's most memorable gigs and they recently treated their hometown audience in Bangalore to some pounding old school traditional heavy metal. Their
debut album is titled 'A New Reign' and they are all set to release it on June 11, 2022.
Get the digital album at their bands Bandcamp page here:
English symphonic folk metal clan Bring To Bear reveal second new single "Time To Burn" with music video
English symphonic folk metal clan Bring To Bear reveal second new single "Time To Burn" with accompanying lyric video.
A powerful start with a tense anticipation is followed by a single growled word - “Ignite”. Guitars lead the way with a strong riff before the drums and bass kicks in for the verse. “Burn” is the call with growls, answered by the sweet tones of clean female vocals. The chorus follows, giving more space to the clean vocals with support from accordion and the power of the metal pack.
The chorus is followed by a playful accordion instrumental like flames dancing, before going back to the call-and-response verse. The second chorus is doubled, reinforcing the message, and ends with the title phrase “It’s time to burn” as the powerful intro comes back heralding the breakdown.
The breakdown is big and seems to have a magnetic pull that gets the listener to head bang with it. Growls return over the breakdown like flames roaring, leading the way to the guitar solo. The solo ends with a feeling of release into the bridge, like the passion spoken of through the lyrics being set free.
The final chorus is followed by an accordion solo and a reintroduction of the dancing flames instrumental with guitars and accordion harmonising this time.
The song’s lyrics are about the passion we feel inside us, the fire within that gives us meaning. We can feel it inside, a powerful force when it is unleashed. It’s time to follow the passion and let the flames rise up within. It’s time to burn.
The single can be found on:
Bring to Bear band members:
Bring To bear is a symphonic folk metal band from England, on an adventure of making metal with meaning and looking to inspire others along the way. The idea came to life during lockdown in May 2020 by long-time friends and bandmates Hristo Nikolov and Ian Tarboton. They quickly put together their first material and set about expanding the clan. One by one the band came together, each with the same desire and a unique set of skills and stories.
Bring To Bear combines the ethereal tones of lead singer Izabela Smyt with the harsh growls of keyboard-accordionist Ian Tarboton, using the raw power of drummer Simon Jones as the backbone for a solid metal pack comprising guitarists Hristo Nikolov and Nik Rotas, and bassist Richard Knight. Guitars swap between lead and rhythm, often play-fighting with accordion, to create strong melodies and plenty of opportunities to head-bang.
Bring To Bear seeks authenticity and meaning through music that gives a feeling of adventure, discovery, and courage. They love the adventure of going after their dreams and inspiring others to do the same. For Bring To Bear this is the music, but what will their music inspire you to do?
The debut EP, "Light and Shadow", contains three songs and was released on 08 October 2021. Two singles followed this - Rising Tide, released on 04 March 2022, and Time to Burn, released on 27 May 2022.
Los Angeles symphonic prog metallers Anthea announce their return in 2022 with their sophomore album "Tales Untold" to be released once again via Rockshots Records this coming August to follow their 2020 debut "Illusion".
For the new album, Anthea has taken the reigns for a more DIY approach with vocalist Diego Valadez taking over also as the full-length's producer along with bassist Eric “EJ” Guerrero in charge of music videos and photography.
Diego Valadez comments:-
“We released our debut album in 2020, but were, unfortunately, like everyone else, unable to tour or play live gigs. However, this gave us a lot of extra time to really craft this follow-up album into something special. Tales Untold was written and recorded throughout 2021 and I am so proud of the end result.”
Fans of Anthea's first album "Illusion" will enjoy this one even more. The difference with this next record is that Anthea has a more mature sound and has carefully thought out the ebb and flow throughout it. Their end goal is to give a very dynamic and cinematic album in which the listener feels as though they’ve gone through a grand musical journey once they’ve reached the end.
"We also wanted to create a sense of escapism while keeping one fit in the real world lyrically."
Today in preview of the album, the band is sharing with fans a new music video for its title track. The opening song is about how art inspires new generations of art forms whether it be novels, music, movies, poetry, etc.
I just find the interconnectivity of it all fascinating. This song itself wouldn’t exist if it weren’t for the music that we were influenced by, and their music wouldn’t exist if it weren’t for what they were listening to, and so on and so on.“ says Valadez.
Watch and listen to "Tales Untold" at
All music and lyrics by Diego Valadez except on “Looking Glass” and “Empyrean” music by Marco Mejia, lyrics and orchestration by Diego Valadez. Music and lyrics for the cover song “In Time” originally written and performed by Robbi Rob.
Anthea is a melodic, symphonic metal band from Los Angeles, CA. With influences from bands like Nightwish, Kamelot, and Wintersun, as well as scores from composers such as Hans Zimmer, John Williams, and Danny Elfman, the band create a unique theatrical sound blending progressive, power, and thrash metal elements, with a grand, cinematic edge.
"Tales Untold" is due out on August 26, 2022.
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Metalcore band One Missing Link returns with a fresh new music video for 'Shadows Inside'. Since their last creative effort "The Monstrosity" featuring vocalist Nikan Nasim and guitarist Mahan Abdollahi, One Missing Link has become a quartet with the addition of drummer Kiumars Saffari and bassist, Nima Mohammadi.
Shadows Inside Out Now Via Tough Sounds: https://fanlink.to/shadowsinside
One Missing Link's latest creative effort 'Shadows Inside' deals with the concept of duality within the human consciousness and how the conscious and usually the righteous 'self' converses with the invariably corrupt 'spectre' who creeps up on the 'self' with intrusive and usually destructive thoughts.
Some words about 'Shadows Inside' by vocalist Nikan:
“This song is about a conversation with a half-life spectre of our own self within the heart; it’s the part of us that desires evil things; should you ever succumb to it, it leaves you with the consequences. But the truth is, you control both "yourself" and the "spectre,"; this begs the question, how can we overwhelm all these temptations in our daily lives? This song calls for a victory rush against all the black dots inside our personalities that could blacken our hearts.”
'Shadows Inside' was mixed and mastered by Finnish producer "Joonas Vuojolahti" at Cold Truth Music Studio and was released through Tough Sounds. The music video of 'Shadows Inside', which premiered on Spaceuntravel, was filmed and edited by "Amirhosein Esmaeili"/
Devastating metalcore grooves with post hardcore sensibilities, One Missing Link prove themselves to be the Iranian representatives of the new wave of core.
Coloured by the integrity of outfits like Wage War, The Black Dahlia Murder, and Motionless in White, One Missing Link combines the extremity of rusty metalcore noises with the fragility of unstable apperception.
The band's initial inception started with vocalist Nikan Nasim and guitarist Ali Mostanbet's cover of the Architects song 'Royal Beggars' in 2020. They released their first original single, "Shivers," a year later, after the departure ofAli Mostanbet.
After signing with the first Iranian Metal Label Tough Sounds, One Missing Link made a comeback with the release of "The Monstrosity," and "Shadows Inside" from their upcoming EP 'The Other Side'.
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Colorado-based metalcore band Mouth For War have shared the video for the brand new song "Reshaped" at Knotfest.com
Watch it here and here.
Vocalist Trae Roberts shares:-
"This is our first new material drop since the release of our debut album Life Cast In Glass, which turned one year old just two weeks ago. This hard-hitting track is dedicated to the life of my late sister, Sophie, and touches on themes of loss, grief, and mental health."
Formed in 2019 by members of Bruise and Remain and Sustain, Mouth for War hit the ground running with the release of their debut EP, An Ear Kept to the Ground, and multiple tours. The band offers its own take on classic hardcore and metal, which sounds like Kickback and Sentence with a smooth modern twist of influences from Lamb of God and The Devil Wears Prada.
Mouth For War are:
German medieval folk metal greats Schandmaul will release their upcoming 11th full-length, "Knüppel Aus Dem Sack", out June 10, 2022 via Napalm Records. The adventurous new offering once again demonstrates the unit's inimitable talent as songwriters and storytellers and invites everyone to enter a thrilling and captivating world of sound. Today, the third single and album closing track “Niamh” opens the gates to the aforementioned ride.
A gripping interlude presented through medieval instruments paves the way for the distinctive vocal offering of Thomas Lindner, who immediately manages to bring stories to life in once mind through his remarkable talent of presenting words like a cinematic happening. Additionally, “Niamh” is highlighted through an atmospheric official video that captivates the spirit of the band and heats up the anticipation for upcoming live shows.
Thomas Lindner on “Niamh”:
“'Niamh' is a journey into the world of Irish legends and myths, into the land of eternal youth! 'Heart, what do you desire more?', one would like to ask. But mankind would not be mankind if we were satisfied with something. So we strive for more and the story takes its course... A song to dive in and let yourself be carried away!”
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