In their endless quest to push and support current underground acts that perpetuate the odour of vintage death metal, on October 31st, Memento Mori is proud to present the highly anticipated second album of Greece's Vultur, Drowned in Gangrenous Blood.
Spawned from the sick brain cells of several past and current members of other deadly Hellenic entities (Ectoplasma, Resurgency et. al.) back in 2013, Vultur have been exhibiting an unquenchable thirst for sanguine death metal fluids ever since, revealed in all its putrid and vicious glory both in their Vulture's Beak demo (2016) and their Entangled in the Webs of Fear debut album (2018). Theirs is a timeless ilk of bludgeoning death metal that's stuffed with assorted tempos that go from relentless eruptions of savagery to torturous and doomed-out passages replete with morbid harmonies and through mid-paced onslaughts of sheer heaviness, influenced by the likes of Morbid Angel, Gorguts, Monstrosity, Immolation, Brutality, Suffocation, Morpheus Descends, and Incantation.
Salaciously titled Drowned in Gangrenous Blood, Vultur's sophomore strike sees them sticking to that crushing course - and indeed drowning the hapless listener in gangrenous blood! No compromise, no quarter, no progression: Drowned in Gangrenous Blood is 100% undiluted DEATH METAL spawned from the most righteous of eras, the very beginning of the '90s. Even down to its bassy, shit-thick production - courtesy of Haris Vougiantzis, of Embrace Of Thorns fame, who also handles the mixing & mastering here - Vultur's second album reeks of totally thorough authenticity. Its songwriting is creepy, lurking, and most definitely SICK, spewed by diseased minds who LIVE FOR THIS. And it's also further proof that Greece's death metal underground is criminally unsung, but soon shall devour unbelievers...
And what better way to garnish utter sickness than the literally viscous cover art courtesy of Gargoylekelly? Vultur have wasted no time in eclipsing their cult debut album - drink up! Take the first sip with the new track "Groans of Excruciating Terror" HERE at Memento Mori's official YouTube channel.
The most relevant Turkish thrash metal band of today, Thrashfire, have just revealed the cover art, tracklist and the first advance single from their sophomore album entitled "Into the Armageddon", which is set to be released via Xtreem Music on October 10th in CD format.
Listen to the single "Wisdom of Sacrilegious" at this location: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=viLENDpuJ7E&feature=youtu.be
Thrashfire emerged in 2006, releasing their first demo in 2007, a promo EP in 2010 and their debut album "Thrash Burned the Hell" in 2011. In 2015, the band signed to Xtreem Music and released a new EP entitled "Vengeance of Fire". Thrashfire have played with bands such as Destruction, Artillery, Rumble Militia, Venom Inc, as well as numerous shows within Turkey and a mini tour in Germany in 2017, where they will return in November 2019 to play at the True Thrash Fest Hamburg.
"Into the Armageddon", with magnific artwork by Ozan Yildirim (Deadhouse Studio), is undoubtedly their best work to date; an intense and infernal thrash metal opus that will surely be the delight of lovers of bands like KREATOR, DARK ANGEL, SLAYER, SODOM...
In their endless quest to push and support current underground acts that perpetuate the odor of vintage death metal, on October 31st, Memento Mori is proud to present Ectoplasma's highly anticipated third album, White-Eyed Trance, on CD format. Repulsive Echo Records will be handling the vinyl LP version, which will follow later in the year.
Hailing from Greece, the band was initiated by Giannis Grim (Carnal Dread, Humanity Zero, Death Trap, Vultur) and George Wolf (Forced In, Dismal Chant, Vultur) when Carnal Dread and Forced In shared the bill at a local show back in the grip of winter of 2012. Both musicians being real zealots of what death metal was known for back in the late '80s and the early '90s - in other words, no tech wankery and no crystal-clear production - they rapidly entered the studio just to start jamming, and ultimately gave birth to Ectoplasma.
Shortly after, the Everlasting Deathreign demo was discharged upon mankind, granting the band some following among diehard fans of unpolished death metal. On subsequent releases (the Spitting Coffins debut album and the split tape with Hatevomit), the band kept on perfecting their craft and obtaining more adherents of their underground creed, reaching a more mature sound by the time the Skeletal Lifeforms EP was released in late 2016 (tape format) / early 2017 (CD format), in which Ectoplasma shamelessly manifested their devotion to muddy, organic, disgusting, bone-breaking, and rotten-to-the-core DEATH METAL influenced by the early offerings of bands such as Autopsy, Baphomet, Asphyx, Morta Skuld, Grave, Demigod, Gutted, Death, and Judecca, only with their own personal twist.
With the addition of Dion K. Alastor (Vultur) on guitars and Giannis Botsis (Embrace of Thorns, Thou Art Lord) on drums, it was with 2017's Cavern of Foul Unbeings - released to international acclaim by Memento Mori, the band's current label home - that Ectoplasma kicked their crusade against inane, overproduced "death metal" into overdrive. Reeking of the same characteristic grime and decrepitude of that album, the band's third, absolutely gutsfucking full-length, White-Eyed Trance, sees Ectoplasma entering concept-album territory. Say what?! Rest easy, diehards: the same punishing 'n' pustulent, proudly DEATH METAL sound is presented and accounted for here, only that the "concept" is a lyrical theme threaded through their now-signature world-eating sound. Just as aptly titled as its predecessor, White-Eyed Trance is an unabashed statement of classic death metal songwriting, hearkening back to a time ("long, long ago"!) when bands wrote actual SONGS rather than tossing a bunch of haphazard riffs into a blender and seeing what came out. As such, Ectoplasma patiently build their towers of lurching dread and lace them with well-timed bouts of blasting, but always in the service of the song. If anything, their crunch 'n' crush is a bit clearer now, thanks in no small part to powerful mixing & mastering by Robbert Kok (of Disavowed fame).
Finished off by awesomely retro, luridly coloured cover art by the masterful Mörtuus and a well-chosen cover of Devastation's "Souls of Sacrifice," White-Eyed Trance is yet another timely reminder from Ectoplasma that the past is alive - and it's more horrific than ever! Hear for yourself with the new track "Psychomanteum Immolation" HERE at Memento Mori's official YouTube channel.
On October 11th internationally, Saturnal Records is proud to present Aegrus' highly anticipated third album, In Manus Satanus.
Hailing from Kouvola, Aegrus is a Finnish black metal band formed in 2005 by vocalist Darkseer Incuta and guitarist Lux Tenebris to act as a vision about Satanic devotion and mockery against Christianity - a vision that, over the years, has grown deeper and more holistic with its misanthrophic outlook about Lucifer/Satan, with light and darkness acting as a guiding force behind the members' passionate interest towards darkness, occult, self-development, and transcendental knowledge.
Aegrus operated the first ten years of its existence deep in the underground, steadily keeping the black flame growing by forging a series of demos and the Luciferian Engravings in 2011. The pact with Satan finally started to manifest when it gave birth to their debut album, Devotion for the Devil, in 2015, released by France's cult Drakkar Productions. A year later, Finnish label Hammer of Hate released their EP Conjuring the Old Echoes as a celebration of the past decade. This eventually led to the deal with another Finnish label, Saturnal Records, and the bond with Devil grew even stronger as their even-stronger second album, Thy Numinous Darkness, came out in October 2017.
During this time, Aegrus have justly earned a reputation for their powerful live shows and have now morphed into a four-man group, as long-time session live members Serpentifer (drums) and Praestigiator (guitars) joined their ranks. And now, in 2019, the band are prepared to unleash their mightiest Satanic strike with the third album, ominously titled In Manus Satanas. A grand culmination of Aegrus' journey so far, through both fathomless darkness and blinding enlightenment, In Manus Satanas represents an unapologetic statement of pure, cold, and raw Finnish black metal - harsh and hysteric as ever, but never forgetting the burning black fire of majestic melodicism. It's Aegrus at their most immediate and mostly immediately engaging, exuding a catchiness that's unforgettable whilst draping that darkness in an atmosphere recognizably their own.
Traditional Finnish black metal is arguably more prolific - and widely known, quite justifiably - than ever. Still, its fires ever need stoking, and Aegrus have stepped to the forefront, austere torches in hand, with In Manus Satanus.
Visions Of Atlantis release their second single off Wanderers today along with a beautifully conceptualized video. Leaving behind old memories, the song takes the listener to the wild and untamed nature, and into the dreamscapes of the band.
“A Journey To Remember” is a powerful song, guaranteed to have you captivated and enchanted!
Watch “A Journey To Remember” HERE!
On August 30th, Visions Of Atlantis will release their long awaited seventh studio album Wanderers via Napalm Records. The follow up full length album for 2018’s The Deep & The Dark, which hit the charts in Germany, the USA, the UK and Switzerland, continues the everlasting journey of Visions Of Atlantsi in 19 years of band history right into the wideness of the seas. As Oomph!’s singer Dero states: ”The perfect mixture of female and male vocals, embedded in great symphonic metal hymns!”
Visions Of Atlantis on the new album:
“This is our heart & soul, the essence of Visions Of Atlantis.”
Pre-Order the new album Wanderers NOW!
Visions Of Atlantis is an Austrian-French-Italian Symphonic Metal band that was formed in August 2000 in the beautiful town of Bruck an der Mur. Visions Of Atlantis uses harmonies of male and female vocals from the beginning of their career, which makes them extraordinary and distinctive from other bands of the genre. The band consists of Clémentine Delauney (vocals), Michele Guaitoli (vocals), Christian Douscha (guitar), Thomas Caser (drums) and Herbert Glos (bass).
Symphonic metal band Dialith have just released their new song "Catalyst" via Bandcamp. The song is taken from their critically acclaimed album Extinction Six which will be released on August 16 2019
Listen to the single here: https://dialith.bandcamp.com/track/catalyst
On August 16 2019 Dialith will release their new album Extinction Six.
Gripping vocals soar over an intricate battle of guitar and keyboard melodies, as galloping bass and drums charge forth from the stages of New England dive bars. This is the vivid drama brought to bear by Dialith, a symphonic metal band hailing from Danbury, CT. Formed in 2015 by guitarist and composer Alasdair Wallace Mackie and vocalist Krista Sion, the project was born of love for bands such as Nightwish, Epica, Kamelot, Arch Enemy, Nevermore, and Fleshgod Apocalypse, and also a penchant for film composers including Bear McCreary and Hans Zimmer.
With the addition of drummer Cullen Mitchell, the band released their EP "Through Stone" in 2017 accompanied by a lyric video for the single "Quiver of Deception." Keyboardist Charles Woodruff and bassist Mark Grey joined the line-up soon after, and Dialith's mesmerizing live shows began earning them a following in the northeastern United States. The band spent 2018 writing and recording their debut full-length album Extinction Six, due for release on August 16, 2019 in digital and CD formats.
Extinction Six draws inspiration from many different influences: symphonic metal, power metal, melodic death, and film scores. The lyrical themes touch on everything from human emotion to fantasy sea monsters -- but most prominently, ecological destruction.
With Extinction Six soon to be unleashed, Dialith are excited to share the culmination of four years’ work with the world.
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Israeli Melodic Metallers Desert have released the first single from their anticipated 2019 album.
Check out 'Fortune Favors The Brave' here:- http://bit.ly/FFTB_Video
The title track "Fortune Favors The Brave" reveals the new sound of Desert - raw War Metal vehicle propelled by twin-guitar engines, steered by crunchy vocals, and firing blazing-fast drums, assembled in a virtuoso performance - the Israeli are taking no prisoners this time!
The first single delivers a call for gender equality through the story of legendary WW2 air-force ace, with a comic-strip animated video, both very unusual for the genre.
The video graphics were drawn by the amazing Italian artist Federico Mondelli (Frozen Crown, Be The Wolf ).
Produced/recorded/mixed/mastered by Alex Zvulun in A.G. Studio, Tel Aviv, Israel.
The new album 'Fortune Favors The Brave' will be available on July 30th worldwide on digipak CD and all streaming platforms.
This Autumn will see Moldovan Extreme Metallers Infected Rain return with a brand new album to be released with Napalm Records. If you haven't been infected by them yet, better get ready, as this band is far from the overly manufactured metal many of us have grown accustomed to! Their style is an energetic blend of some of the best modern metal styles: Female screams and fierce growls, heavy as hell riffs, pounding beats combined with ingenious samples await you, while Infected Rain never fear any genre boundaries and create their very own individual style.
Today the five-piece fronted by extraordinary vocalist Lena, is sharing with us another glimpse and infectious track taken from their upcoming, hotly anticipated album Endorphin. Dive into the band's massive soundwalls, get your heavy dose of some Infected Rain, and listen to their brand new track, Lure, HERE!
Says the band:-
“Tired of being surrounded by gimmicks and lies? Lure is arrogant and brave which is a completely new feeling for us. We felt the need to scream about the powerful urge to change the world and we felt like going heavier with this message through consistent riffs garnished by pure rage.”
Infected Rain was formed in 2008 and made their first appearance on stage in the same year, performing a concert dedicated to Slayer. Countless shows all over Europe and Russia followed, alongside headlining slots at Europe's big festival names, until they gained the well-deserved attention of leading rock and metal label Napalm Records. Infected Rain have released two EPs, several singles and three critically acclaimed, full-length records to date.
Just recently, the band unleashed a first killer example from Endorphin, watch their music video to the The Earth Mantra HERE! In support of their new album, Infected Rain will be heavily hitting the road this year, watch out for many more updates, tunes and news to be revealed in the days ahead.
Infected Rain is:
Lena – Vocals
Vova – Bass
Sergey – Guitar
Vidick – Guitar
Eugene – Drums
Fresh from their monumental performance at Glastonbury Festival and headline Radio One Big Weekend, Bring Me The Horizon are poised to release another epic single from their now silver, Number 1 album ‘Amo’, entitled ‘Sugar Honey Ice & Tea’.
Watch ‘Sugar Honey Ice & Tea’ HERE
The Sheffield 5 piece have been making their mark globally on mainstream music over the past few years; 2019 alone saw them nominated for a Grammy, scoring a Number 1 album with 'Amo' in 17 markets and their album That’s The Spirit has now been streamed over a billion times making it platinum.
See Bring Me The Horizon live
1st - House Of Blues, Chicago, USA
2nd - Lollapalooza - Grant Park, Chicago, USA
16th - Summer Sonic Festival - Osaka Maishima Sonic Park, Osaka, JAPAN
17th - Summer Sonic Festival - Zozo Marine Stadium, Tokyo, JAPAN
19th - Studio Coast - Tokyo, JAPAN
25th - Rock En Seine - Domaine National De Saint-Cloud, Paris, FRANCE
12th - Aftershock Festival, Sacramento, USA
18-19th - Downtown Las Vegas Events Center, Las Vegas, USA
25th - 27th - Voodoo Festival, New Orleans, USA
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Cradle of Filth keyboardist and vocalist Lindsay Schoolcraft, has just released her track "See The Light". The song is from her upcoming album Martyr which will be released in October and features a guest appearance from Xenoyr of Ne Obliviscaris. The album was co-written with former Evanescence drummer Rocky Gray.
"I knew I wanted to have a duet on this album somewhere and the more I completed composing “See The Light” with Rocky Gray the more I knew Xenoyr needed to appear on it. Sometimes if you want to say something loudly it has to be screamed harshly and the more I reflected on the lyrics the more I heard many of our shared conversations. This song is open to interpretation, but I wrote it back in 2016 when it was prevalent that greed and prejudice were more valued globally over compassion and doing the right thing. Those difficult times for the world inspired this song greatly.”
Listen to the song here: https://schoolcraftmusic.bandcamp.com/track/see-the-light-feat-xenoyr
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