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
Russian Post-Black / Groove crew Second To Sun unleash their "Devil" music video and announce Russian 'Legacy Tour'
Prolific Russian Metal band Second To Sun have released the official video for "Devil," a track from forthcoming album Legacy. Worship the "Devil" at the following location: youtu.be/KbbiCG_PXg0
In other news, the band has announced the upcoming 'Legacy Tour' of Russia, which includes dates in both October and December. Gig and ticket information is available at secondtosunband.timepad.ru/events/
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.
The official video for the album's first single, "Monster," is also available for relentless head-banging at youtu.be/RXPOfgu8Ezc
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 short-lived trends.Our music simply exists because there are people, who listen to it. Thank you for your attention and support."
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.
Second To Sun is:
Gleb Sysoev - Vocal
Theodor Borovski - Drums
Max Sysoev - Bass
Vladimir Lehtinen - Guitars, songwriting, programming, samples, lyrics
"Love Exchange Failure", the consuming new full-length from Odessa, Ukraine-based post-black metal collective White Ward, is out now and streaming via Debemur Morti Productions.
Doused in poise, creativity, and dynamism, with Exchange Failure, the band channels Bohren And Der Club Of Gore, composer Angelo Badalamenti, and contemporary blackened majesty into an eclectic set of visionary hymns that fuse late-night metropolitan contemplation, psychological horror, intoxicating melodicism, and primeval, animal-state ferocity. The record blends brushed drums, reverberant piano, a variety of guesting clean vocalists, and neo-noir saxophone within an architecture of first-rate contemporary misanthropic black metal.
Stream White Ward's stunning Love Exchange Failure HERE.
White Ward's Love Exchange Failure is available on CD, LP, and digital formats. For pre-orders in North America go HERE, for Europe go HERE, and for digital orders go HERE.
Following the record's release, White Ward will take on a short European tour. See all confirmed dates below.
10/13/2019 Malý Berlín - Trnava, SK
10/14/2019 Klub Močvara - Zagreb, HR
10/16/2019 Le Molotov - Marseille, FR
10/17/2019 Akut - Thun, CH
10/18/2019 Le Klub - Paris, FR w/ Borgne
10/19/2019 Into The Void Fest - Leeuwarden, NL
10/20/2019 The Pit's Bang Zoom Noise - Kortrijk, BE
10/22/2019 Vortex Surfer Musikclub - Siegen, DE
10/26/2019 Rideboy Club - Bielsko-Biala, PL
10/27/2019 Aurora - Budapest, HU
Diverse movements and tonal shifts interlink as if to mirror what the band describes as humanity's existential struggle "caused by the inability to understand who we are and what our place on this planet is;" a clash between dreamworlds and harsh reality evocative as the urban landscapes of photographer Luke Pownall used throughout the packaging. A truly essential listen, Love Exchange Failure is a record that, on repeat plays, opens up like a streetscape sinkhole to drag you into the degenerate heart of the city.
Further elaborates WHITE WARD of the offering:-
"The idea behind this album is to illustrate the artificial conditions people created to contradictory distinguish themselves to nature. Being neither a separate phenomenon nor a sustainable part of the surrounding environment, we've pushed ourselves to a constant struggle caused by the inability to understand who we are and what our place on this planet is. Conditions we create lead to a continually rising level of fear in the minds of individuals and at the same time - the lack of love. Under the term 'love' we mean not a feeling in its primitive understanding but a feature that helps us to live in harmony with ourselves, other people, and the world around.
The love exchange failure leads to an inevitable degradation and degeneration. The more hatred we push towards people around us, the deeper we fall. The blinder we are on our daily way to work, the more sufferings we leave behind. People don't have time to talk to each other. Furthermore, obsessed by desires, they don't even pay enough attention to their children, rising each new generation more exposed to mental problems. Blindness, indifference, and domestic abuse, bullying in schools, social rejection, and many other factors lead to many tragedies of mankind. Caused by individuals, they are our own crimes."
Italian atmospheric post and sludge metal band Lambs‡, who just recently announced their worldwide signing with powerhouse label Argonauta Records, are set to release their first full-length album, Malice, on September 27th.
Formed in 2013 by founding members of Dementia Senex and Crawling Chaos, the four-piece collective released several Eps and splits to date, and shared the stages with prestigious acts such as Brujeria, Ancst, Ufomammut among many more. Lambs‡ combine black metal, sludge and post-hardcore elements to create a very personal and abrasive wall of sounds; unfiltered and raw, they are taking you on a trip into oppressive, gloomy atmospheres. Today the band is sharing with us a first track taken from Malice. Just exclusively premiered on New Noise Magazine, you can now listen to Lambs‡ first single titled Arpia HERE!
The newest addition to the ever-evolving Wolves of Hades roster, Belgium natives Hamelin are thrilled to announce their debut EP for the label.
Watch the official video of the band's new single, "Nadir", on YouTube HERE. Please post and share!
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.
Hamelin’s debut EP will be ready to be unleashed worldwide on 30th November 2019 through Wolves of Hades.
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 details on the release, new tour updates, and more news on other upcoming Hamelin activities to be posted shortly.
Black metal band Gates to the Morning are now streaming the entirety of their debut album Return To Earth via Metal Injection. The album will be released this Friday.
The band commented:-
"After a long wait we are very proud to finally release our debut full-length Return To Earth. It is a 14 track concept album that lyrically and conceptually deals with the challenges and triumphs, pitfalls and mountaintops of a journey of enlightenment. I am proud of all the musicians who played on this record and of all the different sounds and moods we were able to capture, it is an exciting beginning to the band looking ahead to a very creatively active future."
Listen to the album in full here: https://metalinjection.net/av/new-music/gates-to-the-mornings-new-album-return-to-earth-is-a-jazzy-metal-masterpiece
Gates To The Morning are a New Jersey post black metal band driven by the singular vision of Sean Meyers. Having started as a bedroom black metal project whilst still attending Montclair State University for Jazz Performance, Meyers started to collect material in 2016 for what would become the bands debut, Return To Earth. Pulling from a myriad set of influences, ranging from Opeth to Art Blakey by way of Tool, Gates To The Morning have rapidly refined a sound that is wholly their own and speaks to a dark unreality. Full of bombastic imagery and transcendent choruses, Gates To The Morning is finally taking form.
With his jazz background balanced with a long history in the infamous New Jersey DIY scene, Meyers hoped to create something powerful and thoughtful with Return To Earth. Fully invested in his work, he found himself recording drums at Backroom Studios with Kevin Antreassian of The Dillinger Escape Plan and then collaborating with friends to finish the studio process both at Backroom Studios and in various home setups. It was during this process that he chose to embrace the ethereal vocals of Meg Moyer for the project in addition to his own, further growing the bands sonic palette. The end result, and consequent live band, features performances from a variety of players, ranging from childhood friends to fellow jazz musicians.
Return To Earth is a concept album with lyrics orbiting around the twin concepts of challenge and triumphs, the pitfalls and mountaintops found on a journey of awakening and enlightenment. This opening ululation is powerful and deeply emotional, hinting at much more to come from these Garden State musicians. After years of deliberation and struggle their unique sound has finally come together. Gates To The Morning are plotting their first live shows around the release of Return To Earth and are steeling themselves for the stage.
01 King Obscure
02 Terra Incognita
03 Surveying Forgotten Landscapes
04 My Star
05 Crossing The Abyss
06 Freezing the Sundials
07 Chapel Perilous
09 Haunting The Third Chamber
10 Chasing Shadows
11 Two Winters
14 Return to Earth
Canadian post-metal band Zero Fire have released a lyric video for their track "Disaster Symphony". The song is taken from their album Second Sun which will be released this Friday.
Watch the video here: https://www.moshville.co.uk/video/2019/03/lyric-video-premiere-zero-fire-disaster-symphony/
Pre-order here: https://zerofire.bandcamp.com/
Zero Fire is a band whose music strives to combine hard hitting riffs with soaring vocal melodies, all wrapped up in a package where feel, groove and flow is paramount. Born from a collaboration between singer/guitarist Graham King and drummer Erik Thorkildsen, this band conjures up a hard rock sound reminiscent of the 90s and 2000s, yet still has a style all its own.
After sharing the stage with bands like Silent Planet, Hail the Sun and Mandroid Echostar, Zero Fire's new release, Second Sun, shows them expanding and evolving. With riffs to make you bang your head and melodies that won't leave your brain, the band hopes this is an EP that makes you say "Damn, I want to listen to that again" right after it's finished.
Russian Metal band Second To Sun have released the official video for "Vasilisa," a track from The Black album. Check it out at youtu.be/iNXddJ0iTVE
The Black was released in May of last year. It can be purchased at this location and is streaming in its entirety on Second To Sun's Bandcamp page and YouTube Channel. The Black is available on Spotify, iTunes, Bandcamp, and other digital retailers.
The Black is a reissue of the Blackbound (2016) album, which was re-recorded to add vocals, among several other enhancements.
A drum playthrough video for The Black album track "Chokk Kapper," featuring Theodor Borovsky, can be viewed at this location.
Subsequent to the release of The Black, Second To Sun released The Walk, which can be purchased and streamed in its entirety at secondtosun.bandcamp.com/album/the-walk
Second to Sun YouTube Channel
“Too Close To Me” is the new music video from Belgian Post Doom band “Splendidula”, released on December 14th 2018. The concept was created by Splendidula, as well as the production and editing of the video. The music was recorded in collaboration with JDB at Splendidula’s home studio, and mixed and mastered by Hearse Studio, Belgium. “Too Close To Me” is a song from Splendidula’s second album “Post Mortem”, released by Inverse Records on December 14th 2018.
"I'm nobody. I'm a tramp, a bum, a hobo. I'm a boxcar and a jug of wine and a straight razor... if you get too close to me" - Charles Manson
Watch Music Video: https://youtu.be/cniY_7DjU70
Listen to the album:
Apple Music: https://apple.co/2Qsosx8
ORDER Post Mortem CD: https://bit.ly/2OV84R7
Vocals: Kristien Cools
Guitar & vocals: Pieter Houben
Guitar: David Vandegoor
Bass: Peter Chromiak
Drums: Joachim Taminau
Singaporean two-piece atmospheric doom outfit Onset's debut EP, Unstructured Dissemination, bridges a fine line between doom, post rock and even death/black metal elements. The EP was previously only made available on bandcamp and now it will see a proper release on CD format under the banner of Japanese doom specialized label Weird Truth Productions. This EP Features Sigh mastermind Mirai Kawashima and Singaporean darkwave prodigy Microchip Terror on synthnoises.
Stream "Unstructured Dissemination" On Bandcamp AT THIS LOCATION
Formed in early 2017, to simply pigeonhole Onset as a “doom band would” just be scratching the surface; the influences brought forward to the band are extremely diverse, with an almost no-holds-barred attitude and seeping in emotive passages surging into post-rock territory while still staying remotely under the radar of the doom genre itself. The tempo and the vibe embody the feeling of melancholy and dread.
The “Unstructured Dissemination” EP showcases two imposing tracks clocking at over 25 minutes in length, as well as an undaunted attempt to record them in a completely live and rehearsal-like environment. Another very integral part of the Onset sound comes from the collaborative effort of synthwave artist Microchip Terror, who provided a very cinematic approach amongst the wash of fuzzed-out guitars and wall of drums, thus giving the entire EP an incredible spectrum of soundscape. Also featuring Mirai Kawashima from Sigh on additional keys/synth on both the intro and outro tracks.
The cover artwork for “Unstructured Dissemination” was designed by Branca Studio (Paradise Lost, Marty Friedman, Foo Fighters, Confrontational, etc) teaming up with the band’s concept and vision perfectly.
“Unstructured Dissemination” will be released on CD version under Japanese seminal doom label Weird Truth Productions on November 28, 2018.
Global Metal Apocalypse