KATHAROS XIII‘s new album will be titled “Chthonian Transmissions” and released in collaboration with Loud Rage Music on jewel-case CD format and collectors edition picture Digipak disc this May 23rd. Pre-orders are now open here: https://loudragemusic.bandcamp.com/album/katharos-xiii-chthonian-transmissions
Two years after the release of their sensational "Palindrome" album, Timisoara, Romania based Katharos XIII announce the release of their fourth opus this Spring, a new collaboration with Loud Rage Music. The first single Neurastenia is now online below.
Emilian Matlak, the band's founding member, spoke about the new single and album:
"Neurastenia was filmed and directed by Alexandru Das and represents only a frame of a certain piece of emotion transmitted to us in a universal frequency by a group of dead cosmonauts from the future.
They still float through the cosmos and send signals with life experiences, hopes, tragedies as a part of a chthonian collective conscience. In this case the first transmission - Neurastenia - is about seclusion, alienation, spleen feelings and the difficulty of finding a daily reason for existence. The new album will encapsulate six different dreams delivered from the times when the itinerant cosmonauts had a telluric existence. We like the words of Kurt Vonnegut and the imagery of Andrei Tarkovski, so we tried to embed this in our aesthetics and in every word or expression to resonate with our own personal philosophy."
More details about the concept, recording process and the release date of the full-length will follow in the near future.
So we now know who the winners of the GMA Awards 2021 were, but to wrap up the event in it's entirety and bid farewell to 2021 and usher in 2022, we must turn to the last bunch of awards - 'Metal Release By Country / Area'.
Usually these would include the flag of the band's nation, but given the events in Afghanistan this year among other political turmoil, I felt it would be prudent to forgo any flags and just list the winners.... so without further ado here are the....
"Under The Verdict"
"The Search For
The Dark Star"
"Beyond Unseen Gateways"
"In The Mouth Of Madness"
Black Serpent Ritual
BOSNIA - HERZEGOVINA
"Abyss Of Lost Souls"
"A Whole New Land"
"暮色绽放 Twilight Blooming"
Act Of Denial
Cycles Of Revocation
"Capítulo 1: Repugnante Negocio Del Terror"
Ghosts Of Atlantis
"A Legacy Of Vengeance"
"Lullabies Of Mountain Beasts"
"Empire Of Sins"
ISLE OF MAN
Serenity In Murder
"Midnight Bloody Dances"
"Te Ho Ngeza"
"Cold In Our Hearts"
"Sub Cultura Urii"
Scorn Of Creation
"Todas Las Sangres"
"Eulogy For The Gods"
Dethrone The Corrupted
"The Amygdaloid Decay"
Seraph In Travail
"A Black Death Incense"
"Covered in Concrete"
From The Abyss
"Carving The Fires Of Akhet"
"Chronicles Of War"
"Throne Of Control"
Her Last Sight
"Monument Of Reclamation"
"Mankind / Obsolete"
"Decades Of Suffering"
"The Constitutional Sacrifice"
The Iridium Experiment
"The Order Of Satan's Rage"
Deep Inside Us
"Untitled 2021 Demo"
"Death To Traitors"
"The Ultimate Dream. Plan B: Disposal Of Humanity"
"Belong To Hell"
"Ashes Of Dead Worlds"
"Annihilation Of Mankind"
"Vol. 4: Toxicolandia"
Apes Of God
"En El Recinto De La Tempestad"
Sol Draconi Septem
Beneath The Void
"Attack Of The 50ft Lobsters"
"The Inheritance Of Beauty"
"Gurus Of Destruction"
"Chaos Of Fear"
Becoming The Entity
"Signs Of Saturn"
"Empire Of Glass"
Robot Death Monkey
"Shame Of The Proud Angel"
"A Common Theories"
"Prelude To The Apocalypse"
"A Lip To Earth, A Lip To Heaven & A Tongue To The Stars"
"Punishment In The World To Come"
UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
"Terror in Thrace"
The Only Survivor
"The Birth Of Anger"
"Thy Kingdom Kong"
In 2016 Scarlet Aura has released their first album, the album that got them to the European stage and brought worldwide fans attention. This year, the band celebrates the 5th anniversary of Falling Sky in no other way than with a re-recording, re-mix and remastering of this amazing album. As the original was produced by the well-known RoyZ, the anniversary edition is produced by the one who also wrote the songs - Mihai “Myke D” Danciulescu, producer & guitarist of the band. This special treat was recorded at the Silver City Studio by the actual Scarlet Aura members - Aura Danciulescu, Mihai Danciulescu, Rares Rene Nistor and Sorin Ristea.
To mark this 5th year of amazing ups for the band, Falling Sky will be available for the fans, digitally, on 16th of April, but the fans wouldn’t need to wait too long, because this month, on January 22nd, the first Single will be out also with a video! Scarlet Aura fans or “the Scarlets” as they call themselves know already this masterpiece because the band ends their every show with it since the initial release and that is "Colour Blind". A powerful song about betrayal, deceit and the courage to step forward immediately gets into the listeners blood and heart, making it unforgettable. Scarlet Aura comes with this new audio version of The Falling Sky album in between of other two releases and those are the Stormbreaker from 2020 and their 3rd and last album from "The Book Of Scarlet" trilogy that is coming up next this Autumn. There’s only true metal delivered so be ready for nothing less!
“Initially I worked on the mix and master for the Falling Sky album with some of my friends, good producers from the music industry but it never got the idea I had to the point where I wanted it to be and I really believe that now it is getting there and mostly this is why I wanted to mark this 5th anniversary with a new production which also includes our actual band members. To our fans, we send all the love and this digital release that we made especially for them, because we know how much they appreciate this album and that our dream adventure started with it. Thank you all for the support, see you in Autumn on tour“.
Scarlet Aura has scheduled tour with Primal Fear, so go to www.scarletaura.net and subscribe to the newsletter to know the new dates and the tickets links. Stay safe, stay metal!
The single is available for pre-order/pre-save here: https://ScarletAura.lnk.to/ColourBlind2021
Release Date: 22nd January 2021
SCARLET AURA are:
- Lead Vocals: Aura Danciulescu
- Lead guitar & Vocals: Mihai Danciulescu
- Bass guitar & Vocals: Rene Nistor
- Drums: Sorin Ristea
Exactly two years after the release of their debut full-length album, Cern Sol, Romanian Black Metal band Genune announce the follow-up material, a second full-length album titled Inert & Unerring scheduled to be released in the Spring of 2021 in collaboration with Loud Rage Music.
Here's what the band had to say about the new album:
"Inert & Unerring contains tracks that are compositionally more akin to one another, but it otherwise follows the same stylistic choices seen in our previous album. Without going into detail, its theme revolves around identity and the past, exploring the notion of heritage through different lenses. Inert & Unerring is not a concept album, as the lyrics don’t have any plot or characters to follow along, they’re instead composed of images and perceptions put into words, to allow for personal interpretation. The title is taken from a novel written by Arthur Koestler, that is relevant to the subject matter of this album."
More details on Inert & Unerring are soon to be revealed. In the meantime Cern Sol is still available for streaming and download directly from the band: https://genune.bandcamp.com/
Romanian occult black metal quartet Ordinul Negru present their brand new video for the track 'Vodevil Isais', an extract from the band’s most recent EP, "Nebuisa".
'Voidevil Isais' is available here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DPRWOj-ti7E
Here’s what the band had to say about 'Vodevil Isais':
“We spread into this world with our knowledge and will, our illumination shall guide us to encapsulate all the darkness in our hands. This is our vision and was transposed beautifully by our partner, Alexandru Das, into this video entitled Vodevil Isais.
- It is about a voyage of self-taught experiences and learning new ways of telluric and structural experiences and we want to crown this with this black/white concept video to enhance better our whole experience in conceiving this EP: Nebuisa.”
The video was directed by Alexandru Das (https://www.facebook.com/AlexandruDas).
Ordinul Negru is:
- Fulmineos – Guitars / vocals
- Urmuz – Guitars / vocals
- Orthros – Bass
- Putrid – Drums / percussion
- Alexandra Nedel – Guest vocals
Nebuisa is available here:
- Digital / Digipak CD: https://loudragemusic.bandcamp.com/album/ordinul-negru-nebuisa
- Digipak CD: http://shop.loudragemusic.com/ordinul-negru-nebuisa
After 6 years of rocking international stages with their heavy metal style, Scarlet Aura signs again with Universal Music. The Universal Music Romania will handle an exclusive worldwide digital distribution as well as physical distribution in band’s home country for the upcoming release, while Silver City Records will take care of the international physical distribution and production.
The deal includes the 6th studio album of Scarlet Aura that will be released in 2021 alongside the tour with Primal Fear. This is the new phenomena that the Romanian band brought to the metal stage – a trilogy of metal albums followed by fantasy book volumes written by the singer Aura Danciulescu. The upcoming album will continue a conceptual trilogy called “The Book of Scarlet” that started in 2019 and already includes two critically acclaimed albums “Hot’n’Heavy” (2019) and “Stormbreaker” (2020) together with accompanying fantasy books.
Scarlet Aura on the signing:-
“Alongside Silver City Records, we are putting our shoulder into strengthening the metal stage after an almost devastating year and we are happy to have Universal Music as partners. Life is now, music is forever! See you at the shows!”
Universal Music Romania statement:
”We are happy to join forces again with Scarlet Aura, a band that proved throughout the years its talent, innovation, hard work and dedication for what they love the most: metal music!”
Aura Danciulescu – Lead Vocals
Mihai Danciulescu – Lead guitar, Vocals
Rene Nistor – Bass guitar, Vocals
Sorin Ristea – Drums
For more information about Scarlet Aura please visit:
Despite their sporadic activity during the past few years, Romanian Grindcore veterans Spiritual Ravishment are back to work for their upcoming new album "Exit Humanity" to be released in collaboration with Loud Rage Music. A a new taste of what's to come, the track "Fed to the Ground" is now available here: https://youtu.be/sYLxDDyxa3E
Also check out the previous two singles released by Spiritual Ravishment: Grindimus Prime (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZmR1tDF8jLI) and Harbinger (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kFN3jvF45nQ)
"Exit Humanity" was recorded at Postanalog Studio in Oradea and Consonance Studio in Timisoara, mixed by Tudor Scanteie and Andrei Jumuga and mastered by Marius Costache.
Spiritual Ravishment is:
- Sebastian Stancu – vocals
- Andrei Bejusca – guitars, bass
- Andrei Jumuga – 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.
Loud Rage Music
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.
Global Metal Apocalypse
Battle Of The Bands
Brutal Death Metal
Isle Of Man
Line Up Change
Neue Deutsche Harte
Papua New Guinea
Play Through Video
United Arab Emirates
Violent Pop Metal