Japanese post-grunge / gothic metallers Gods Of Decay have signed with Sliptrick Records.
Gods Of Decay was formed in Tokyo in 2018 by Japanese guitarist Frost and Georgian vocalist Anna. Their music lies at an intersection of genres and styles such as post-grunge, alternative and gothic metal, the fusion of which gave birth to a dark, “meaty” and yet beautiful sound.
The band pride themselves with a strong adherence to melody, intricately interwoven with heavy and angry guitar riffs – a feature that makes them stand out. Anna’s fascination with modern literature has a strong impact on the lyrics she writes. The major themes in her lyrics are introspective, dreams, vanishing boundaries between the real and the imaginary, madness and social criticism. Her musical influences range from the mellow (The Cure) to the brutal (Necrophagist). She enjoys experimenting with styles and aims for “theatricality” in her singing manner. She has received opera vocal training in the past, but enjoys experimenting with extreme vocals.
The mastermind behind Gods Of Decay‘s compositions, Frost, names among his favourite artists and major influences such bands as Creed, Pearl Jam and Nirvana. By implementing beautiful melodies into heavy distortion “shell”, his compositions are powerful, yet at the same melodious. “Beauty in strength” can nicely describe the sound that he aims for.
Yorke, on bass and programming, has joined the group recently but has immediately brought new colors to the band’s musical palette and yet more layers into compositions by balancing out the aggression of Frost’s guitar with his mellifluous and sensual basslines. His influences include such bands as Nine Inch Nails, Apex Twin and Portis Head.
Gods Of Decay are currently preparing to release their first full-length album Collective Psychosis, which is planned to be preceded by the release of a single and a music video titled Suffocate You.
Gods Of Decay are:
Band links: Official Website | Facebook | Youtube | Instagram | On Sliptrick
Belgian post metallers Our Common Sense sign with Wormholedeath & announce "Harbinger Of Calamity" album
Belgium post metal act Our Common Sense have signed with Wormholedeath a deal for the release of their new album "Harbinger Of Calamity".
"Our Common Sense are delighted and beyond psyched to have signed a deal with WormHoleDeath Records for their upcoming worldwide release of 'Harbinger Of Calamity'.
Several years, blood, sweat and tears have been put into the making of this album.
We truly believe that WormHoleDeath has what it takes to distribute this album so that our unique blend of stoner, sludge and doom can be heard all over the world."
Our Common Sense are a post-metal band with an exciting touch of the heavier genres, offering mesmerizing riffs with a blend of stoner, sludge and doom references.
In their early years (2014-2016) the trio who established the band (Jelle & Seppe Baetslé and Glenn Thienpont) only wrote instrumental metal. With the addition of Thomas De Wispelaere and Stijn Beeckman in January 2017, their music was moulded into a mix of different genres. It was at that moment the five youngsters tried to blend the stoner metal vision of Glenn and Stijn with the post-hardcore influences of Thomas. A blend that would turn out quite well...
After releasing their first EP 'Mankind's Worst To Know' in 2018, the band conquered many different stages and received great reception. Belgian magazine RockXXL selected their five songs as one of the best metal EP's of 2018. The same year Our Common Sense won the final of a Dutch contest 'Steenworp' and in 2019 they were chosen to participate in a nationwide contest (Humo's Rock Rally 2020). In March 2020 they were put on the radar of Alcatraz Metal Festival as well. Thanks to the magazine 'Rock Tribune' Our Common Sense could enter a contest to battle other bands and claim a spot at the festival. After a hiatus of a year due to COVID19 the band signed a contract in May 2021 to release 'Harbinger Of Calamity' under Wormholedeath records. 'Harbinger Of Calamity' brings the story of what happens after 'Mankind's Worst To Know', which will be included on the CD for a world wide release.
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Czech post doom metallers Indrid Cold have released their new music video "Číše Života" (directed and edited by: Luboš Stručovský), watch it here:-https://youtu.be/JPJf_eMzdKM
"Číše Života" (Goblet Of Life) is the second song from Indrid Cold’s recent album "Monument Prázdnoty" (released on June 1st via Sliptrick Records). The track is set to a music poem from the collection ‘Transformations of the Demon’ by Michail Lermontov 1831. It’s a dark melancholic anthem describing the illusory nature of this world.
"Monument Prázdnoty" (Eng: Monument of Emptiness) is the debut album from Czech post doom metal band Indrid Cold. The word emptiness means: “The field of boundless emptiness is what exists from the very beginning. You must purify, cure, grind down, or brush away all the tendencies you have fabricated into apparent habits. Then you can reside in a clear circle of brightness. Utter emptiness has no image. Upright independence does not rely on anything. Just expand and illuminate the original truth unconcerned by external conditions. Read more …here
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Band links: Facebook | Youtube | Instagram | On Sliptrick
Icelandic post metal band Sólstafir have won the award for 'Best Rock Album of 2020' at the Icelandic Music Awards with their latest album 'Endless Twilight of Codependent Love'. The Icelandic Music Awards (Íslensku Tónlistarverðlaunin) can be seen as the Icelandic version of the Grammys. Find more information here.
'Endless Twilight of Codependent Love' was released in November 2020. Listen to the album here or order a copy in the Season of Mist shop.
A quarter of a century after singer / guitarist Aðalbjörn "Addi" Tryggvason co-founded atmospheric Icelandic metal quartet Sólstafir, they continue to follow their cardinal rule – that there are no rules. For them, writing an epic 10-minute song without a traditional verse/chorus trade-off feels natural. While they have done two albums in English, he mainly sings in their native tongue and his vocals are as much an instrument as a vessel for words. Their videos equally showcase the band and their Icelandic world that they commune with.
And their music flows however it pleases. “Having been a metal band for a long time and gone through shoegaze, atmospheric black metal, and post rock, I just feel privileged being able to mix all my favourite genres and get away with it,” says Tryggvason.
In the world of Sólstafir, artists as varied as The Beatles, Kraftwerk, Darkthrone, Ennio Morricone, and Billy Corgan swirl inside their heads, and such influences seep into their musical ether. Funnily enough, the cover for the group’s latest album Endless Twilight of Codependent Love might remind one of a famous Smashing Pumpkins album cover.
Painted in watercolour by Johann Baptist Zwecker in 1864, The Lady of the Mountain is the female personification of Iceland. It was first published in a book of Icelandic folk tales but was never shown in public. A black and white woodblock replica by the artist is what Icelanders have known until recently when two citizens found the original hidden in a Welsh museum gallery where it had been in storage for a century. Now it is back home and adorning the cover of the new Sólstafir album.
“Everybody knows the image of the Lady of the Mountain,” declares Tryggvason. "All of a sudden, the original pops up and it’s like, ‘Oh my god, these are the most beautiful colors I've ever seen. And why does it remind me of Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness?’ So that's purely accidental. When we saw this photo, we had to use it. It's too beautiful.”
While early Sólstafir lyrics delved into Nordic mythology and critiques of organized religion, more recent songs explore their spiritual connection with nature, and lately, mental disorders ranging from depression to alcoholism and the taboo behind men in particular discussing those things for fear of being perceived weak.
“That’s the real darkness that you can't see, but you can feel it and people around you can feel it,” explains Tryggvason. “Of course, there are serial killers and plagues and whatever through history. But in modern day life, that's the true darkness around you. People kill themselves every day, and often people close to you who have been feeling so bad.”
He says the most personal song on Endless Twilight of Codependent Love is “Her Fall From Grace,” the lone track in English. It chronicles the pain of watching a loved one succumb to mental illness.
“It's very sad when you love someone and you see them get sick,” muses Tryggvason. “Like Layne Staley said, ‘Slow suicide is no way to go.’ But you’re just watching on the audience bench, preparing for the phone call. ‘Hey man, Johnny's dead.’ ‘All right, I knew Johnny was gonna die. I've been watching him in slow motion.’” He likens the experience to seeing a relative or parent be consumed by Alzheimer’s and turn into a different person than one remembers.
Although the band’s lyrics are predominately in Icelandic, that does not prevent outside listeners from appreciating the emotional power of their music. It has been said that many fans can feel his pain even if they do not overtly understand what he is singing about.
A beautiful moment in that regard occurred when Sólstafir played Bogota, Colombia in September 2017. It was the smallest show on their South American tour, and they presumed it would not be as lively. The 300 strong throng proved them wrong. “It felt like I was in Queen at Wembley Stadium,” Tryggvason recollects fondly. “They sang every goddamn word in Icelandic. How can you explain that?”
Such passionate reactions have not gone unnoticed in their homeland. Iceland picked Sólstafir to play a total of six events New York City, Seattle, and Toronto last fall called “Taste Of Iceland.” Tryggvason says the band enjoyed the event and their intimate industry showcases at Pianos (NYC) and Livenation (Toronto) during that same trip.
Counter-intuitive thinking has helped Sólstafir evolve and mature. The new track “Or” opens with a languid, bluesy feeling but gradually transforms into an angst-ridden, guitar-driven dirge. When they conjured their breakthrough song “Fjara” in 2011, the group feared its mellow nature might put off their longtime metal followers. Instead, they embraced it. That tune, along with the ambient, banjo-laden track “Ótta,” allowed the group to play both the Brutal Assault festival in the Czech Republic five years ago and then a family-friendly music event in the Netherlands the next weekend. The new rager “Dionysus” even features a return to their black metal roots that was not planned; the song just turned out that way over a year-long span.
“Our audience grew bigger and more diverse by us just being ourselves and doing nothing different really,” notes Tryggvason.
One of the joys for him and his bandmates – bassist Svavar "Svabbi" Austmann, guitarist Sæþór Maríus "Pjúddi" Sæþórsson, and newer drummer Hallgrímur Jón "Grimsi" Hallgrímsson, who contributed some lyrics this time out – is that their perception of how their new music will turn out never corresponds with reality. It is that unknown factor that keeps things exciting.
“You can never foresee band magic,” declares Tryggvason. “The whole purpose of this is cooking up magic. And if you're cooking up magic with four or five weirdos, you can never foresee what's going to happen. You can't buy that. You have to live it or grow it.”
Aðalbjörn Tryggvason - Vocals, uitar
Sæþór M Sæþórsson - Guitar
Svavar Austmann - Bass
Hallgrímur Bárðdal - Drums
Czech post-doom metallers Indrid Cold have signed with Sliptrick Records. The band formed during the fall of 2015 from ex members of the band Born Again. All the members of Indrid Cold were active in various other bands from the local metal and punk scene. The band’s name comes from the movie The Mothman Prophecies, based on the 1975 book of the same name. In the first years of their existence, the band recorded several singles and played many successful concerts in the Czech Republic.
At the end of 2019, the original singer left the band and so 2020 was a new beginning for Indrid Cold. With new found force, the band continues in a four-member line-up and wrote songs for their debut album Monument Prázdnoty.
In autumn of 2020, Monument Prázdnoty was recorded and produced by the band and masterd by Cult Of Lunas’s Magnus Lindberg at Redmount Studios in Stockholm. The album will be released worldwide via Sliptrick Records.
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Hailing from Turkey, post metal outift Bipolar Architecture are glad to announce the signing of a deal with Wormholedeath for the release of their full-length album "The Criticizer", date TBA.
On the 5th of December, 2020 they will release their first single "Dystopia Is The Reality", taken from the above mentioned upcoming album.
Bipolar Architecture was founded by Sarp Keski (vocals / guitars), Enes Akovalı (bass) and Burak Altıparmak (lead guitars). Then with the joining of Ata Çetin (drums), the line-up was completed in early 2020. Bipolar Architecture are located in both Berlin (Germany) and Istanbul (Turkey).
Their debut 3-song EP "The Tragic Protagonist" was self released in May, 2020 on digital platforms such as Spotify, Deezer and Apple Music.
The sound consists of various genres blended harmoniously; such as post-rock, melodic black / death metal, djent and metalcore, with atmospheric lead guitars and groovy drums combining with screaming and growling vocals. We call it post-metal.
BIPOLAR ARCHITECTURE are:
South African post metal band Constellatia are announcing the re-release of their acclaimed debut album 'The Language of Limbs' on various physical formats. The new pressings will be out on June 19 and are available for pre-ordering HERE.
'The Language of Limbs' was originally released on November 15, 2019 and soon after, the four piece landed a worldwide record deal with Season of Mist. The album can already be found on all digital streaming platforms HERE.
"We hope everyone is keeping safe during these unprecedented times. We are making the most of our interrupted lives by working on record number two. Today, we are thrilled to announce that pre-orders for the Season of Mist pressing of our debut album are now live, as well as a slew of new t-shirts (all designed by Rouleaux van der Merwe)."
The cover artwork of 'The Language of Limbs' can be found below, together with the track list.
Hailing from Cape Town, South Africa, Constellatia is the collaborative vision of Gideon Lamprecht and Keenan Oakes, founders of well-known acts Crow Black Sky and Wildernessking respectively.
'The Language of Limbs' is essentially a post-metal record with black metal and progressive influences, and a healthy dose of ambience and atmosphere; always deeply engaging with a flair for the romantic and nostalgic. "It is a record that came from a place of desperation; a musical outlet for the years of hardship both members endured in their personal lives." Gideon Lamprecht comments. "It's an album about obsession and overcoming. It's a triumphant record." adds Keenan Oakes.
Formed in September 2018, and enlisting the talents of a few key collaborators, Constellatia soon completed work on the beautiful and emotional ride that is 'The Language of Limbs'. While the drums (Played by Lawrence Jaeger) and vocals were engineered by Daniel Thackwray at City Varsity, Cape Town, all other instruments were recorded by Lamprecht at his home studio in Glencairn, where he also mixed and mastered 'The Language of Limbs'. The album features additional and high class guest vocalists, namely Alison Rachel of Honeymoan and renowned singer/songwriter Lucy Kruger, and is an absolute must-have for fans of Cult Of Luna, Opeth, Pink Floyd or Wolves In The Throne Room.
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Adam Hill - Rhythm guitar
Gideon Lamprecht - Lead guitar
Keenan Oakes - Bass, vocals
Lawrence Jaeger - Drums
Bucharest, Romania based Post Black Metal act Váthos present their fresh debut album, Underwater, just released via Loud Rage Music and now available for streaming and orders here: https://loudragemusic.bandcamp.com/album/vathos-underwater
The 8 tracks material to be featured on Underwater was recorded at Studio148 (https://www.facebook.com/148studio) with Marius Costache. The band have recently released a new video taken off Underwater, The Suicide: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LYnVV9tXPYg
Váthos started in the fall of 2017, based in Bucharest. The evolution period of their style with elements from atmospheric post black, melodic death metal with a diverse influence of sub-genres from the extreme side of music, resulting in a mixture of melody and aggression as they start to define their own sound in such a short time span. Music which caches the listener's attention in the underground scene following by two years of concerns under their belt, in Romania.
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Bucharest, Romania based Post Black Metal quintet Váthos present their new lyric video for the track Hold My Breath, an extract from their upcoming debut album, Underwater:- https://youtu.be/tYjbl__0MH0
Underwater is scheduled to be released on April 11th via Loud Rage Music and is now available for streaming and pre-orders here: https://loudragemusic.bandcamp.com/album/vathos-underwater
The 8 tracks material to be featured on Underwater was recorded at Studio148 (https://www.facebook.com/148studio) with Marius Costache.
Italian Post-Black / Post Metallers Deadly Carnage, after a long period of reserve, break the silence and reveal details on the workmanship of their new concept album; Adres (bass) explains all:-
“We have spent a long time keeping a total secret about what we were doing, but now the time has come to remove the veil and tell you something. For about 20 months we have been working on a new album, as for "Through The Void, Above The Suns", this new work will also be a concept album. Maybe it is not yet the time to tell you what this concept will deal with, but know that we spent a lot of time learning about extremely fascinating topics to be able to undertake the work on the lyrics of this new album and we are very satisfied with what we have created so far. We have six songs ready and we are collaborating with a visual artist to create the artwork that we have in mind; we still have a lot of work ahead of us, but one thing is certain; as always we will do exactly what we want! Soon we will give new details.”
This new work will be the successor of "Through The Void, Above The Suns" and fifth album for the band.
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