Eindhoven post-metal unit, An Evening With Knives, has finished the work on their hotly anticipated, sophomore album. Following the successful releases of their debut album Serrated and the Fade Out EP, March 6th 2020 will finally see the band return with their brand new, full-length studio album, titled Sense of Gravity, via Argonauta Records and Lighttown Fidelity. Today An Evening With Knives are not only sharing the album artwork and tracklist, but also a first single to the blistering track Endless Night! Get your ears on it and stream the song right HERE!
Once again recorded at The Void studio by Pieter Kloos (Dool, Monomyth, The Devil's Blood, Motorpsycho), the trio delivers the same intense, layered sound that the band has showcased in the past; yet taken to a whole new level!
The band states:-
“The songs on the new album just came out perfectly. Our producer Pieter Kloos really captured the raw and powerful atmospheric vibe An Evening With Knives is known for. We didn't dare to dream of a sound this huge and we can't wait to present our newborn to the world!”
Set for a release on March 6th 2020 with a grand show at the Effenaar in their home town Eindhoven, The Netherlands, Sense of Gravity will be available on both vinyl via Lighttown Fidelity and as CD and Digital formats on Argonauta Records. Watch out more news and tunes from An Evening With Knives to follow soon!
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Season of Mist are pleased to announce the signing of South African post metal band Constellatia. The band's debut album 'The Language of Limbs' will be re-released on physical formats later on in 2020. The album can already be heard on all digital streaming platforms HERE.
Regarding the signing, the band comments:-
"We are extremely thrilled and proud to sign with Season of Mist. As big fans of the label, we are humbled and privileged to be in the company of so many great artists who we respect and admire. Thank you to Michael and the team for believing in us, and we look forward to sharing many records with you. Thank you for the support."
Constellatia have previously released a lyric video for the song "All Nights Belong To You", which can be found by clicking here.
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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Bucharest, Romania based Post Black Metal quintet Vathos announce they have finished recording their debut album, Underwater, scheduled to be soon released in collaboration with Loud Rage Music.
The 8 tracks material to be featured on Underwater was recorded at Studio148 (https://www.facebook.com/148studio) with Marius Costache. Vathos have already released a first video for the track Curse of Apathy here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_iyjIeVNN38
More details to come soon.
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
Belgian post metal alchemists Hamelin premiere their debut EP "Hamelin" via No Clean Singing
The record is set for international release on November 30th, 2019 via Wolves of Hades on LP and on CD by the band.
Recently New Noise Magazine hosted the official premiere of the "Below the Waves" single HERE!
George De Decker is responsible for the EP's stunning artwork, which is available above.
The official video of the EP's first single, "Nadir", was launched on YouTube HERE.
Buried deep in the consciousness of four divergent souls from Mechelen grew a beast enchained by melancholy named Hamelin. Though they are in the process of releasing their first EP, they are in no way new to the scene. With all of them having a background in Belgium’s metal scene and coming from different bands and projects, you might just find yourself impressed by their unique sound and dynamic.
The combined musical backgrounds of their members fell effortlessly into place, pushing a sound that is characterised by a strong atmosphere and melody drifting between melancholy and hope, longing for light as we drift further into the void.
With haunting and calm riffs, cathartic vocals, pounding and yet serene drums and a dynamic composition Hamelin’s debut EP will drag the listener through a sorrowful journey into a maelstrom of blackened and atmospheric metal.
Jason Bond - Guitar
Casper De Decker - Vocals, Keys
Jesse Massant - Bass
Jan Dries - Drums
Watch for new tour updates, and more news on other upcoming Hamelin activities to be posted shortly.
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.
Bloodstock is delighted to share that New Delhi’s BLOODYWOOD will headline the Sophie Lancaster stage on Friday, in a UK festival exclusive. Blending Indian folk instruments and heavy metal, this is sure to be a unique set you won’t want to miss! Check out their most recent single (closing on 1.4 million views), ‘Machi Bhasad (Expect A Riot)’ at https://youtu.be/Gsy5sJy5_34.
Saturday’s Sophie Lancaster stage headliners are none other than extreme metal miscreants CATTLE DECAPITATION. Hailing from California, the Metal Blade signed group release their crushing new album ‘Death Atlas’ this Friday, November 29th! Not familiar? Listen to ‘Bring Back The Plague’ from the new LP at https://youtu.be/BBy4gn8VBMo. Head here to pre-order all manner of cool formats.
Birmingham death metal brutes MEMORIAM will be Saturday’s special guests on the Sophie Lancaster stage. The band’s third album, ‘Requiem For Mankind’ was released by Nuclear Blast in June. Watch the video for ‘The Veteran’, taken from that album, at https://youtu.be/_uTsdsc3cys.
Also joining the Sophie bill on Saturday, are Edinburgh-based prog experimentalists RAMAGE INC. With five albums under their belt now, they’ve plenty of songs to choose from! You can explore their latest record, ‘Under The Skin’, in its entirety over on their Bandcamp page at: https://ramageinc.bandcamp.com/.
Have you discovered London’s psych-doom crew GREEN LUNG yet? Appearing on the Sophie stage on Sunday, Metal Hammer described them as, “a fantastic mix of stoner rock, hard rock, and psychedelic rock laden with harmonies,” with further praise heaped on them by Kerrang!, The Guardian, and BBC Radio 1 Rock Show host Daniel P. Carter. Play their latest album, ‘Woodland Rites’ on Bandcamp at https://greenlung.bandcamp.com/.
BLOODSTOCK is pleased to welcome back post-metal squad BOSSK, joining the Sophie stage line-up on Friday. Following on from 2016’s well received ‘Audio Noir’ album, the band’s Facebook page was recently teasing new music is coming in 2020. Here’s hoping it’s out in time for BLOODSTOCK! Watch the full set of their 2017 performance at https://youtu.be/PLNpbvyUzQw.
Filled with questions about BLOODSTOCK? Put them to festival directors ADAM GREGORY and VICKY HUNGERFORD in a Facebook Live Q&A tonight! Head over to BLOODSTOCK’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/bloodstock/ for a 7pm start! Can’t make it? Don’t worry, you’ll be able to replay it later on the page too.
In other BLOODSTOCK fun, as 2020 marks 20 years of BLOODSTOCK, instead of ‘12 Days Of Christmas’ competitions, BLOODSTOCK is going to have 20! Be sure to check Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/bloodstock/ every morning from December 5th for details of each one-day-only competition, and be in with a chance to win all sorts of prizes from BLOODSTOCK bands past and present, festival sponsors, and of course BLOODSTOCK!
BLOODSTOCK’s 2020 main stage headliners are DEVIN TOWNSEND (Friday), BEHEMOTH (Saturday), and JUDAS PRIEST (Sunday). The festival also welcomes PHILIP H. ANSELMO & THE ILLEGALS, SKINDRED, PARADISE LOST, LIFE OF AGONY, BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, DIAMOND HEAD, JINJER, VIO-LENCE, SACRED REICH, GLORYHAMMER, DARK TRANQUILITY, and BUTCHER BABIES so far. Many more bands performing over the weekend will be announced in due course.
Discounted Early Bird tickets, VIP tickets, child tickets, and car parking tickets for 2020’s event are available now at the ticket store. Be quick though, the early bird discount ends on December 15th (or sooner if the early bird allocation sells out) and weekend tickets then revert to the standard price of £145 (+ fees)! Campervan tickets for 2020 are already sold out.
BLOODSTOCK 2020 takes place at Catton Park, Derbyshire from 6th-9th August 2020. For more info, click to www.bloodstock.uk.com.
Russian Post-Black / Groove merchants Second To Sun premiere "Once Upon A Time In Russia" official video
MetalBite has premiered the official video for "Once Upon A Time In Russia" from prolific Russian Metal band Second To Sun. The song is taken from the band's forthcoming album Legacy. Check it out below.
"Once Upon A Time In Russia" (official video)
Second To Sun will release new album Legacy on November 7! Consistent with previous albums, the group will also release an instrumental version of the album on November 16.
Second To Sun mastermind Vladimir Lentinen had this to say about the forthcoming album:
"I'm proud to present you our new album named Legacy, which is even more aggressive and heavier than previous one, but still retains the melodic, hypnotic and cinematic qualities of its predecessor. Legacy is logically divided into three ideological arches: one dedicated to social solitude; an occult part, which is closely intertwined with actual historical events, and a traditional part of our music, which is based on culture of the Finno-Ugric people.
We see it as a trilogy unified by a sole idea, which was earlier dubbed as social-decay black metal. All tracks are undoubtedly our legacy, which is the foundation of our album's name. Brilliant artwork for both versions of the release, created by Denis 'Forkas' Kostromitin, who also worked with such bands like Behemoth and Children of Bodom.
We live in incredible times, when a band like our can exist without support from the psychopathic musical industry and shortlived trends.Our music simply exists because there are people, who listen to it. Thank you for your attention and support."
Pre-order Legacy: - https://smarturl.it/STSLEGACY
Pre-order Legacy (Instrumental Edition): - https://smarturl.it/STSLEGACYINSTR
"Monster" (Official Video):- youtu.be/RXPOfgu8Ezc
"Devil" (Official Video):- youtu.be/KbbiCG_PXg0
Second To Sun is a band from Saint Petersburg, Russia. The most important musical inspiration source of the band is Scandinavian black metal along with creations of groove metal bands Pantera and Fear Factory. Their songs are performed in Russian language or in instrumental versions, and the main lyrical themes for the songs are mystic, mythology and social decay. The basic work unit for the band is still releasing new music, one new song almost every month.
Hailing from Cape Town, South Africa, Constellatia; the collaborative vision of Gideon Lamprecht and Keenan Oakes, founders of well-known acts Crow Black Sky and Wildernessking, are set to release their very own debut record 'The Language of Limbs' on November 15th via Isolation Records!
'The Language of Limbs' - 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. Constellatia's hauntingly beautiful first single 'All Nights Belong To You' is now streaming at THIS LOCATION!
After recently revealing their first single 'Protection' and performing a genre-crossing set with Perturbator this week, French sound wizards Alcest are ready to present the second single off their upcoming sixth studio album titled 'Spiritual Instinct'. Recorded at the French Drudenhaus Studios and written in bursts both during and after a prolonged period of touring in support of 2016’s hugely successful 'Kodama', the new album - the first via Nuclear Blast - will lead the blackgaze pioneers into dark soundscapes full of spiritual catharsis and will be released on October 25th.
Today's single, 'Sapphire', is another magical creation blending shadows and light - the video was directed by Craig Murray (Mogwai, etc) and you can watch it here: https://youtu.be/69fnUZhV8SI
Stream or download 'Sapphire' via this link:- https://nblast.de/Alcest-Sapphire
Bandleader Neige comments:-
"Here’s 'Sapphire', the second single from our upcoming album 'Spiritual Instinct'. This one was also written in a very spontaneous, liberating way and has this 80’s post-punk feel that could remind of The Cure, The Chameleons, or even our older side project Amesoeurs. Hope you guys enjoy it."
Neige - vocals, guitars, bass, synths
Winterhalter - drums
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