Symphonic Dark Metal band Thy Despair unleash their second single, "Ghost Rider" taken from "The Song Of Desolation" album coming out May 8 via Rockshots Records.
The band stated:-
"Ghost Rider tells us a story of night warrior on hell-born motorcycle who gathers souls of sinners in the name of Satan. The song gets out the idea that concepts of the good and the evil can't be absolute, as far as the world is not black and white. Good acts can be fuelled by evil forces, while evil deeds can come from good ideas".
Thy Despair blends black, gothic, doom, symphonic and melodic death elements into their sound along with vocals being sung in both English and Ukrainian.
"The Song Of Desolation" features 10 tracks each with its own tale to tell and a statement that unites all of them together.
International project Enzo The Glory Ensemble unveil new video from their new album "In The Name Of The World Spirit"
Enzo And The Glory Ensemble unleash new Video for "Try To Put In Pit The Fear" featuring Kobi Farhi (Orphaned Land). Check it out below; new Album "In The Name Of The World Spirit" coming out this Friday March 27 via Rockshots Records.
Following up the previous albums ‘In the Name of the Father’ and ‘In The Name of The Son’, composer Enzo Donnarumma teamed up once again with Gary Wehrkamp (Shadow Gallery) for the production of the new record entitled ‘In The Name Of The World Spirit’.
Enzo and The Glory Ensemble’s stellar line-up includes Enzo Donnarumma, Marty Friedman, Kobi Farhi (Orphaned Land), Ralf Scheepers (Primal Fear), Mark Zonder (Fates Warning, Warlord), Gary Wehrkamp & Brian Ashland (Shadow Gallery), Nicholas Leptos (Warlord, Arrayan Path), Derek Corzine & Amulyn Braught Corzine (Whisper from Heaven) , David Brown (Metatrone), Alessandro Battini (Dark Horizon), Maria Londino and Francesco Romeggini (S91), Mr Jack, Claudia Coticelli and Clara People.
In addition to this out-of-this-world line-up, bass player Philip Bynoe (from Steve Vai’s backing band) joined the Glory Ensemble for the new album.
Lasting over one hour across 13 tracks, ‘In The Name Of The World Spirit’ will be definitely a must-have for all those who are into progressive metal with ethnic influences. This final chapter of the trilogy is a bridge between the western and the eastern cultures, besides a huge step towards a top-notch production. The balance between the instrumental parts and the vocals are now improved, while the ethnic arrangements are driven by the magnificent Weza Meza Choir ensemble from Congo. Once again, thanks to the massive choir section, ‘In The Name Of The World Spirit’ sets a new standard into the so-called “Gospel Metal” scene.
"Nothingness (It's Everyone's Fate)" OFFICIAL AUDIO ➤ https://youtu.be/GX5jZNgY8Kk
"Last Weep" VIDEO ➤ https://youtu.be/elzcvzBDHpU
"In The Name Of The World Spirit" is set to be released on March 27 via Rockshots Records
ALBUM PRE ORDER / Digipak Deluxe Edition: ➤ http://bit.ly/InTheNameOfTheWordSpirit_CD
PRE SAVE ➤ https://backl.ink/131991147
Artwork by Nello Dell'Omo / Art For Music
Mastered by Simone Mularoni at Domination Studio
German Medieval Metallers Feuerschwanz release "Metfest" live video; release date for new album unveiled
German Medieval Metallers Feuerschwanz have released the official live video for "Metfest", the first single off the band's upcoming album, Das elfte Gebot.
"Metfest“ is that anthem that makes any party a real one! Super catchy medieval, yet rocky melodies, frenetic sing-alongs and an ode to friendship! A song to grab your best bud and a barrel of mead to and crank it up!
Today the band also announces the release date for the successor of 2018's extremely successful album, Methämmer, (#6 in the official German album charts). Das elfte Gebot is scheduled for a June 26 release via Napalm Records.
Commented the band:-
"In December 2019 we celebrated our 15 year anniversary on the sold out Metfest tour – our biggest tour so far! The extraordinary spirit of wild shows in packed venues is captured in this new live video: Raise your horns and scream out loud with hordes of folk metalheads praising the brew of Vikings, dwarves and warriors – hail to the holy mead - Metfest!"
More info to follow soon...
30.04.20 DE - Meißen / Albrechts Burgfest
01.05.20 DE - Losheim am See / Hexentanz Festival
02.05.20 DE - Bad Segeberg / Felsenburg Festival
29.05.20 DE - Dietenhofen / Bibertal Festival
13.06.20 DE - Berlin / MPS
20.06.20 DE - Kranichfeld / Sternenklang Festival
26.06.20 DE - Brande-Hörnerkirchen / Hörnerfest
27.06.20 DE - Dischingen / Rock Am Härtsfeldsee
04.07.20 DE - Weil am Rhein / MPS
25.07.20 DE - Tuttlingen / Honbergsommer
31.07.20 DE - Cottbus / Elbenwald Festival
01.08.20 DE - Köln / MPS
08.08. - 09.08.20 DE - Hildesheim / M'era Luna Festival
21.08.20 DE - Schleswig / Baltic Open Air
Hauptmann Feuerschwanz - vocals, guitars
Johanna von der Vögelweide - fiddle, hurdy gurdy
Sir Lanzeflott - drums
Jarne Hodinsson - bass
Prinz Hodenherz - winds, vocals
Hans der Aufrechte - guitars
Finnish death metallers Torchia have unleashed their new video 'Plague Peasant' in support of their second album "The Coven" due out March 27th via Rockshots Records.
Watch it at the following link: https://youtu.be/t9z9Q_dMrn4
Plus available on
Edward Torchia adds about the track:-
"The up-tempo single ‘Plague Peasant’ is heavily driven by the melodic lead guitar, which has been the trademark of many Finnish melodic death metal bands, but not so often for Torchia. This song is somewhat an homage to our great countrymen and another favourite for all fans of old-school melodic death and Finnish sound."
Arising from the inner darkness of composer and lyricist Ville Riitamaa, Torchia takes inspiration from a multitude of metal subgenres and their mission is to revitalize the genre of melodic death metal by bringing in a sense of danger and unpredictability.
'The Coven' is now available for pre-order at the Rockshots Records' official store ➤ http://bit.ly/Torchia_PREORDER
Edward Torchia - Lead and backing vocals
Ville Riitamaa - Rhythm and Lead Guitars, Backing Vocals
Henri Heikkinen - Rhythm Guitars
Pirkka Birkstedt - Bass
Ville Virtanen - Drums
Italian death metallers Manam have just released the new video 'The Silver Bride', second single off their sophomore album 'Ouroboros', coming out on April 3 via Rockshots Records!
Marco Salvador, mastermind and songwriter of the band, comments about the song:-
"'The Silver Bride' is the second single from 'Ouroboros'. It's a power ballad, with great importance given to the strings and a beautiful melody that will ring in your head. The lyrics are written in the form of a poetry, which talks about our lost innocence, our inner child that still lives in us and screams for being listened. It's Manams first song with clean vocals only. "
Alongside the official video on YouTube, the track is also available as digital single on the major online stores:
Following-up to the previous 'Rebirth Of Consciousness", the new record is a concept album about alchemical initiation in the typical Manam's style made of epic, cathartic and emotional songs.
With influences that range from death metal to classical music and jazz, their music can be better described as "spiritual metal", a metaphysical power that transcends any labels or mental wall.
Pre-orders of the forthcoming album 'Ouroboros' are now open at the record label's official store:
Marco Salvador: Lead Vocals, Lead Guitar
Marco Montipò: Bass, Backing Vocals
Nicola De Cesero: Drums
Thomas Montefusco: Rhythm Guitar
Luca Mantovani: Rhythm Guitar
All music and Lyrics by Marco Salvador except for "The Silver Bride", music by Marco Montipò & Marco Salvador
Italian death metal stalwarts Across The Swarm will release their new album "Projections" on April 10th, 2020 via Time To Kill Records.
A video for the album title track has been released today and you can watch it HERE!
The band comments:
"'Projections' shows how much we have evolved during the years, as it intertwines our typical brutal riffs with new melodic elements. Seneca once said: 'we die a little every day'. 'Projections' represents the path that we must walk: a passage between lights and shadows, a perpetual growth opposed to an imminent decay".
The album was produced by Simone Mularoni and Simone Bertozzi at Domination Studios (Rhapsody, Labyrinth, Gory Blister) and mixed by Steve Wright (Dying Fetus, Misery Index). All songs feature Raphael Saini (Iced Earth, Cripple Bastards) on drums.
Pre-orders are available here: https://acrosstheswarm-ttk.bandcamp.com/album/projections
Formed in 2013, Across The Swarm's exhilarating brand of death metal and charged live shows have quickly earned them a reputation as one of the most exciting acts to emerge from the Italian metal scene.
The group's complex and dynamic sound along with their resonating live performances helped the band quickly rise to prominence. Following the release of their self-titled EP in December 2013, they took to the road sharing the stage with acts such as Fleshgod Apocalypse, The Modern Age Slavery, Electrocution, Hideous Divinity and Hate.
In 2016 the band released the "Waiting for the Hyenas" single to considerable acclaim. It wasn't long before they caught the eye of Time To Kill Records who welcomed them to their roster. The band's new album "Projections" will be released in spring 2020. Its diverse sound defies categorization while delivering a blend of aggressive attitude, emotive expression and modern flair, garnering a range of stylistic comparisons from classics like Suffocation to modern heavy hitters such as Despised Icon and Decapitated.
Francesco A. Flagiello – Vocals
Marco Lambertini – Guitar
Luca Sammartino – Guitar
Mirco Diana – Bass
Finnish melodic death metal band Babylonfall is set to release their debut album 'Collapse' on April 24th 2020 by Inverse Records. The band released a second single Murder of Crows along with music video and it is available here: https://youtu.be/A6fyjAYkNtM
Vocalist Okko Solanterä comments:-
""Murder Of Crows" is in a way our love letter to old school melodic death. Straightforward and a little bit of flirting with Swedish metal. The lyrics go through conflicts with the self and the world, and the rest I'll leave to the imagination. The music video was shot in the beautiful (and haunted) Anjala Mansion. Our drummer Mikko had a fever, but he pulled through like a champ! The whole band is super happy with the results, as the video beautifully supports the feeling of the song! It's easy to stand proudly behind it."
The album consists of ten versatile metal tracks, which show a wide range of influences. Lyrical themes of the album deal with “collapsing” on a personal and societal level. There are also sci-fi-themes as an added bonus.
“Collapse” was forged during late 2018 and early 2019 at Deep Noise Studios in Kouvola, Finland. It was recorded and mixed by Saku Moilanen. Mastering was done at Fascination Street Studios in Sweden by Tony Lindgren.
Listen to the single on:
Apple Music: https://apple.co/2vGNIGB
PRE-ORDER Collapse CD: http://bit.ly/2TD1kKW
PRE-SAVE Collapse album to your Spotify playlist: http://bit.ly/35CuGx0
Digital pre-order: https://babylonfall.bandcamp.com
Watch first music video Stars And Constellations: https://youtu.be/YndqMYa3lnM
Okko Solanterä (Vocals)
Esa Viren (Guitar)
Ossi Viren (Guitar)
Matti Huopainen (Bass)
Mikko Huopainen (Drums)
Canadian Melodic Death Metal quintet Kavara have released the official video for "Lawn Care," a track from 2019 album Weathered & Lost. The video was filmed and edited by Joel Parker and Jared Seamen. Check it out below!
"Lawn Care" (Official Video) - youtu.be/qjr_CAAnPeY
Kavara released full-length debut album Weathered & Lost on May 31 last year. Purchase and / or stream it at: kavaraofficial.bandcamp.com/album/weathered-lost
Emerging from the smoke and debris left by the explosive launch of 2016 debut EP Overthrown, Kavara ratchets up the intensity, hones the songwriting to a fine point, and devastates the hemisphere with 11 tracks of dyed-in-the-wool melodic death metal! Eschewing trends in favour of authenticity and letting the music do the talking, Kavara's Weathered & Lost is Death Metal par excellence. Up the volume and revel in the glory of Death! Weathered & Lost was recorded at Icehouse Studios in Goderich, Ontario
Kavara is a melodic death metal band hailing straight out of the depths of the Forest City (London, Ontario). Formed in 2015 through Fanshawe College's Music Industry Arts program, Kavara released their debut EP Overthrown a year later while also playing shows all around Ontario. They've shared the stage with some well-known bands (Skeletonwitch, Beyond Creation & Insurrection) and toured on the east coast, where they had their first festival performance at Freedom Fest in the Field!
Kavara takes influence from many genres from both the past and the present, and is always working on new material to deliver a consistent supply of impressive music and powerful messages. With a wide range of musical backgrounds, the members are able to create an innovative sound for the heavy metal world.
Influences: Children of Bodom, Death, The Black Dahlia Murder, Cattle Decapitation, Lamb of God, Dethklok (and many others!)
Serena Dorton - Vocals
Chris Strange - Guitar
Mike MacGibbon - Guitar
Spinny Guilbault - Bass
Steve Cummer - Drums
End of February has seen rising Black Metal Hardcore act, laCasta, release their brand new, second album via Argonauta Records. The Italian four-piece, who started their dark path of blasphemous sounds in 2013, burst into the extreme metal scene with their 2015-, highly acclaimed debut, Encyclia. With their new album, In Æternvm, the band created a cage of pure sound violence, an explosion of rage, so deeply black and full of hate as the darkest side of hell. laCasta definitely express their nihilistic attitude through all that is extreme metal, with all its darkest vibes, hardcore elements and dissonant sounds!
The name of the band was inspired by the system that surrounds us and controls the entire planet, where all the castes hold more power day by day. The band is known to play their live shows from behind the crowd, as a sign of refuse. laCasta have shared the stages with bands alike Impaled Nazarene, Karma To Burn, Rotten Sound, Implore among many more to date.
To celebrate their album release in dark style, laCasta have just premiered a brand new video to the fierce track 'Faith'. Watch the band perform and spread the extreme sounds in their new music clip HERE!
To purchase your album copy, visit the Argonauta Records shop at THIS LOCATION!
Italian-Swiss Gothic Metallers Blut unveil music video for the song “1 The Magician” and details about the book
Italian-Swiss gothic metallers BLUT unveil the visualizer video for the song “1 The Magician”. The track is taken from the new album "Hermeneutics". Watch the video now: https://youtu.be/JPpN3ILwn1A
Before the album the eponymous book written by Alessandro Schümperlin, singer and songwriter, will be released. Pre-orders are available now on Amazon. The book is set in the Turin of a newly unified Italy, Blut, an unlikely club made up of five members with peculiar characteristics - a doctor dedicated to extreme experiments, a mad scientist, an adventurer, a man with a dark past and a charming young woman - is involved in an intricate mystery imbued with occult powers, esotericism, murderers and magic. An adventure in pure steampunk style, guided by the common thread of the tarot, real protagonists of the novel, real engines of the action and at the same time active and present protagonists.
The tracklist of the album reads as follows:
01 -0 The Fool
02- 1 The Magician
03- 2 The High Priestess
04- 3 The Empress
05- 4 The Emperor
06- 5 The Hierophant
07- 6 The Lovers
08- 7 The Chariot
09- 8 The Strength
10- 9 The Hermit
11- 10 The Wheel of Fortune
12- 11 The Justice
13- 12 The Hanged Man
14- 13 XIII
15- 14 The Temperance
16- 15 The Devil
17- 16 The Tower
18- 17 The Star
19- 18 The Moon
20- 19 The Sun
21- 20 The Judgement
22- 21 The World
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