Enbor Arnasa is a project that started in Arrigorriaga (Basque Country) in November 2019 playing thrash metal, heavy metal, death metal and rock in the basque language (euskara). There have been two previous albums released called Enbor Arnasa (2020) and ilunari Argia (2021).
At first the project was mostly heavy metal and thrash metal with some hints of death in one song and also an instrumental song but with the arrival of the new album death metal became more prevalent, without leaving behind the other influences. This is very noticeable in the vocals, since melodic registers are used but also joined by guttural voices and whispers.
Enbor Arnasa tackle themes such as social, personal and environmental issues, plus other issues such as depression, loneliness, memories… all of them in a pre-Indo-European language still spoken today, especially in Euskal Herria.
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Skade is a one-man band from Bergen, Norway, playing black metal. The band aims to recapture the rawness of the original Norwegian wave of black metal while still innovating the sound. The music is rough around the edges, like black metal should be, but also not afraid of injecting some dynamics (and even soft parts). Lyrical themes include: misanthropy, resentment, mythological allegories, death. At its core, Skade will always be about a noisy and intense soundscape.
In the same way that popular hair metal in the 80s had lost contact with the roots of heavy metal, so it can be argued that modern black metal has lost contact with its own roots. Contemporary black metal is often high fidelity, commercial and approachable. This is a far cry from what made black metal black metal in the first place. One of the main points of Skade as a project, is to recapture that rawness that black metal should have.
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Israeli doom metal project Defiled Embrace releases debut album "Whispers Of The Forest"
The debut full-length studio album by Israeli doom metal project Defiled Embrace is out now.
"Whispers Of The Forest" is an eight song album that present the similarities between the human suffering and the death of different nature elements, alongside songs about love and loss.
The album contains slow and heavy songs, with soft and clean melodies, colliding with brutal riffs and growls, giving it a strong Death Metal vibe.
Recommended for fans of Swallow The Sun, Clouds, Ahab, Doom:VS, Mourning Beloveth, Novembers Doom, Remembrance, Shape Of Despair, The Sins Of Thy Beloved, Trees Of Eternity, and more.
Defiled Embrace is a one-man-project formed in Israel in 2021 by local musician Matan Kedar. The project started as a collection of different Doom Metal songs, written by Matan over the course of 11 years. Some songs were originally written for another projects, but eventually they all came together under the name Defiled Embrace.
During 2021, Matan decided to record the songs using session musicians he works with in other bands, and the debut album “Whispers Of The Forest” was recorded during 2021-2022.
On July 2022, Defiled Embrace singed a deal with Metal Scrap Records Inc. Three videos were shot for three Singles of the forthcoming release: “In Her Sullen Reflection”, “Autumn” and “Whispers Of The Forest”. September 9 became as an official release date of “Whispers Of The Forest” album through Another Side Records, a division of Metal Scrap Records Inc.
Currently, the project is in a process of becoming a full band, and a second album is already composed and about to be recorded.
Hailing from Melbourne, Australia. Demogorgon is a one man black metal band that was formed with a clear statement: create music that is dripping with pure black hate. As the sole member and creative force behind the project, Demogorgon has been able to build an extensive catalog of musical work, with an ever changing and fluid style with each release.
2022 sees Demogorgon move into the next phase of his career, with his signing to Sliptrick Records and the release of his seventh work You Are Worthless And I Want You Dead. The album is the most experimental and hateful of Demogorgon’s career, retaining the statement of intent made seven years ago: anti-Life and anti-Christ.
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American symphonic cinematic metal project Nomadic Narwhal drops new single 'Monolith'
“Monolith, from US symphonic metal project Nomadic Narwhal, is a tale of destruction and beauty. One could only imagine, whether looking for it or not, being on a dive and coming across a Monolith. Something clearly manmade that has been submerged for decades, totally coral-encrusted and heavily eroded.
Monolith begins with an eerie feeling of being in an unknown environment that builds into a more fantastical feel as if you had made a mysterious discovery. The listener is then challenged to imagine how something like that is now underwater with heavy riffing and rhythm. A destructive force had to have brought this world as it is underwater. A chaotic event involving the titanic force of mother nature.
The track then shifts gears to more of an epic build signifying the natural thoughts to follow of mystique and wonder. Attempting to capture the excitement and significance of such an experience, Monolith ties multiple emotions into one moment before bringing the listener back to a brutal ending symbolizing a resurfacing with more than just a story to tell.” – Jesse Beisner [Nomadic Narwhal]
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Northern Irish extreme metal musician Andy Clarke (The Crawling) unveils new depressive metal project, Sollein
Andy Clarke, known primarily for fronting death / doom metal act The Crawling, has released details of his new solo project "Sollein." The music is penned as more of a black metal approach, focusing on depressive subject matter, and delving into even darker places than his usual lyrical themes.
The first single, "Another Side of Sadness" is due for a digital release on all major platforms Friday 18th December via Presolus Records, a 3-track EP will follow.
“I sometimes find myself filled with creativity, but no outlet. There are many ideas and emotions i feel need translated into music, but often isn’t achievable in a full band set up. For this reason i began Sollein; writing music without boundaries, no constrictions i usually feel compelled to impose on myself. I have introduced synth, multiple guitars, clean vocal over-laced with a black metal delivery. The result has been an emotive, depressive listen. This makes me happy.”
Formed in of 2020, Sollein is a single man musical project, composed by Andy Clarke of The Crawling. Sollein is currently a studio project designed to provide a creative release for the feelings of solitude, depression and purposelessness we have all found ourselves in.
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Norwegian Black & Roll veterans Vreid have announced their participation in the "Songs That Changed the World" project by the Nobel Peace Center and Inferno Metal Festival. The band will be commissioned to interpret and cover a song about freedom of expression. The song is yet to be determined. Vreid will perform this special song and their own material during a show at the Nobel Peace Center on April 7, 2020.
Founder and bass player Hváll comments:
"In Vreid we have always been up for new challenges. It was therefore with huge excitement we took on this task when Inferno Metal Festival and Nobel Peace Center challenged us to do our interpretation of a song that changed the world. Freedom of speech has been relevant since the very beginning of rock, and is just as relevant and important today. A lot has changed since rock 'n' roll was new and rebellious in the 60s, but still today the freedom of speech are controversial and debated, so maybe the world has been at a stand still over the last 60 years. We are thankful for the engagement. Vreid looks forward to dig deep into the rock history of many fantastic songs, and will be ready to perform our song at the Nobel Peace Center in April."
More information on the Nobel Peace Center can be found HERE. Inferno Metal Festival will take place on April 9 - 12, in Oslo, Norway. Find more information on the festival HERE.
Tryglav, the one man black metal band from Croatia has released a new lyric video for the single 'Evil Dead', a track inspired by the movie of the same title. The song is off the forthcoming debut album "Night of Whispering Souls" that will be unveiled on May 31, 2019, via Extreme Metal Music / Rockshots Records.
"Here is another song that I wrote for one of my previous bands. When I wrote this song, I was inspired by the "Evil Dead" movie. I think that the guitar, drums, and vocals are combined perfectly! It's a personal favourite, I especially love the riffs for this track. Pure horror black metal! "
Check out 'Evil Dead' at the following link https://smarturl.it/tryglav
The solo act known as Tryglav comes from the dark mind of Boris Behara, who was looking to express his vision in his own way and have full control over the music.
Tryglav is a god in Slavic mythology that represents the sky, the earth, and the afterlife. Channelling this power since 2018, Behara creates melodic, aggressive classic black metal with 80’s horror imaginary that is suitable for all fans of the genre looking for something fresh to bang their heads to.
The new album is the perfect combination of velocity and melody, some tracks are fast and brutal and others are melodic with catchy choruses that are easy to pick up during the first listen.
The album will be released through Extreme Metal Music / Rockshots Records on May 31, 2019.
Album pre-order available at http://bit.ly/tryglav_PREORDER
The first single "Night Of Whispering Souls" can be heard at the following link: https://youtu.be/3otu1Sbclgs
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Canadian Industrial Groove one-man project Dark Years From Now to release debut album on 8th March
Based in Vancouver BC, this sonically diverse act is the brainchild of multi-instrumentalist Dan Potter. Using heavy barrages of thrashing poly-rhythmic riffage to whip up intensity levels, DYFN descends into abstracted darkness and finds a sonic blueprint that’s filled with endless possibilities. Guitars are driven to their most extreme by incorporating experimental approaches in technique and composition serving as a perfect backdrop to the deep, chaotic experiences brought forth lyrically as dark riddles are wretched out with harrowing screams.
The debut LP by Dark Years from Now was conceived to be a unique listening journey. Whether it’s the pulsating industrial metal edged aesthetic or the cathartic layers of electronic instrumentation, each track offers a world of intriguing sound and substance. Unafraid to take a non-linear approach, many of the songs are forged with abstract intent even using the words as yet another aural paintbrush, obscuring to reveal. Four of the eleven tracks are instrumental in nature providing more time for listeners in the churning abyss of variable perception.
Dark Years from Now will release its self-titled debut on March 8, 2019.
Scottish Atmospheric black metal project Ruadh to release debut album "Sovereign" 12th April
Ruadh (which is pronounced "Roo-Ah" and translates to "red" is a one man Atmospheric
Black Metal project from Glasgow, Scotland. Drawing from the vast well of history, culture and
mythology, musician and songwriter Tom Perrett set out to compose music purely to taste, creating an unmistakable atmosphere with the beating heart of old school Black Metal favourites of his, such as Windir, Bathory, Burzum and others, which should also appeal to fans of Saor, Winterfylleth, Panopticon and similar acts.
Tom was born and raised in one of the oldest Burghs in Scotland, which translates to "The red glen". The derivation of the name of the town is un clear but one theory is that the area was once a settlement of Reuther, an ancient king of the Scots, who ruled between 213 and 187 BC. Ruadh’s debut album “Sovereign” will be released digitally and as collector’s edition in CD digipak (limited to 1000 copies) on 12.04.19
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