Symphonic metal outfit Beyond The Black presents their new single, “Golden Pariahs”, off their upcoming album, Hørizøns, to be released via Napalm Records on June 19th, 2020.
An echoing symbiosis of brutal drums and major electronic influences inflames the quintessence of “Golden Pariahs”: Their new epos explodes in an intoxicating fusion of Jennifer Haben’s striking, exceptional vocals, highly-clocked drums and another facet of the quintet’s multifarious spectra.
Beyond The Black rises with sonorous, energetic severity and bittersweet elements. The vigorous soundscape is coupled with the song’s strong message and sets the characteristic sign to fight, even in dark times. Beyond The Black prove their versatile musical identity once again and that the modern blend of melodic rock and metal is flowing through their veins.
“Golden Pariahs” is a high voltage stunner and a melodic hymn for all the erroneously underdogs to defeat their inner demons. Pull us under, hear the thunder!
Watch the new lyric video for „Golden Pariahs“ HERE:
Jennifer Haben on the new album:-
“With 2019 having been the biggest year in our career as a band so far, we were thrilled and anxious to get back to the studio and start writing again – not just to make up to the fast and amazing development that has happened in the band since our last album, but to pin this development down also musically for everyone to hear and see. Hørizøns is unmistakably a Beyond The Black album, but with so many new facets and personality adding up to the classic Beyond The Black ID that make it a true band-album. For us this has definitely been a walk on the tightrope and we feel to have it accomplished to its fullest. Without beating around the bush, we can say that we're extremely proud and confident that Hørizøns is the best Beyond The Black album to date.“
The quintet unbolt their unequalled, differentiated spectra of symphonic and melodic rock spiced with sonorous melodious metal soundscapes in 13 manifold songs. The album kicks off with its heavy, yet atmospheric title track, spanning the range of tumescent soundscapes and Jennifer Haben’s crystal clear, striking vocals. Beautiful yet strong harmonies, emotional storytelling and powerful vocal lines weave throughout “Wounded Healer” (feat. Elize Rhyde off Amaranthe) and will light your way in gloomy times. Dark subliminal grooves coalesce with harmonizing guitar lines and form the prevailing nexus of “Human” and it’s unmistakably catchy chorus. Another facet rises with “You Are Not Alone”, which is dominated by electronic influences as well as symphonic sounding violins. Hørizøns’ atmospherically dark harshness creates the stylistic bow over the distinctive melodic rock meets pop sound in symbiosis with fragile yet strong fragments. The charismatic outfit persuades with a rousing, emotional clout and their strong, confident message off self-assertion.
BEYOND THE BLACK are:
Jennifer Haben (Vocals)
Stefan Herkenhoff (Bass)
Chris Hermsdörfer (Guit./Backings)
Tobi Lodes (Guit./Backings)
Kai Tschierschky (Drums)
Italian Melodic Metallers Ravenscry have released their new music video and single for 'Maybe', the track is taken from the forthcoming studio album '100', which will be out on May 15th, 2020. The video can be viewed here: https://youtu.be/ROgLlZSBfzE
The video was directed by Salvatore Perrone.
Dramatically soaring vocals, bone-shaking rhythms and darkly real songwriting.
The album was produced by Ravenscry. Mixed by Roberto Laghi (In Flames, Mustasch, Sonic Syndicate). Mastered by Dragan Tanasković (In Flames, Dark Tranquillity, Evergrey). Artwork and graphics by Mario "Aégis" S. Nevado.
Ravenscry is a female-fronted, melodic-metal band from Italy who are currently launching back onto the global metal scene with their highly-anticipated, new album “100”. To this day, they have released three full-length albums, charted in the Spotify metal charts; and stacked up streams in the millions for a number of their smash singles. They have also worked with numerous famous producers, who have crafted the sound for icons like Alice Cooper, Steve Vai, Marilyn Manson, In Flames and Megadeth. Following the release of a highly ambitious concept album, “The Invisible” (2017), Ravenscry are back. More energy. More melody. Even smarter lyrics. The latest evolution of their sound is one that stays true to the core of their sound, whilst still being extra accessible for new listeners.
Giulia Stefani - Vocals
Mauro Paganelli - Guitars
Federico Schiavoni - Guitars
Andrea "Fagio" Fagiuoli - Bass
Simone "Simon" Carminati - Drums
Just 10 days and on April 3rd, 2020 the new Witches Of Doom album "Funeral Radio" will be released and it will unveil all the decadent and dark art of Rome-based Gothic Doom Metal band.
"Coma Moonlight" is the second song taken from "Funeral Radio". Here is the audio track at https://youtu.be/-REGRzYNTKs
“Funeral Radio” will be a modern, creative and original expression of the Doom, Gothic and Stoner elements of the band. Just push your mind beyond every limit to discover new territories and emotions with Witches Of Doom dark world.
Icelandic Black Metallers Nyrst have released a second track from their upcoming album "Orsök", an album filled with incredibly cold, stark, and barren soundscapes, whose lyrics come straight from old horror literature, laced with cosmic undertones.
The track " Nástirni", can be streamed or downloaded from https://darkessencerecords.fanlink.to/Nastirni
It can also be heard on YouTube at https://youtu.be/TLFHMrp8aZc
Formed in the winter of 2013 and drawing their inspiration from their grim and icy Icelandic heritage, Nyrst's lineup consists of Snæbjörn on vocals, Eysteinn and Davíð on guitars, Egill on bass, and Sveinbjörn on drums.
Nyrst's first demo, released in 2018, garnered considerable praise for the band's use of diverse vocals and chilling atmosphere. Interpreting their studio sound for the stage, the band are able to deliver mystic and haunting live performances which have gained them respect in the metal scene of their native Iceland.
Set for release of Dark Essence Records on the 24th April in CD, Vinyl and Digital formats, and with artwork by Moonrot and additional artwork by Skadvaldur.
"Orsök" is now available to pre-order from the following:
US Webshop: https://darkessence.aisamerch.com/
A video by Daníel Puskás of Valhallartworks for the title track "Orsökby can be seen at https://youtu.be/m4oZcDqB1i8
Recently commenting on the video, the band had this to say:
"Nyrst are proud to premiere the music video for "Orsök", our first single and the title track from our upcoming album. We had a very specific vision in mind to convey the harsh and barren landscape of our country, which was our main inspiration when we wrote the album.There is something about the desolate wastes of the highland that gives you a sense of hopelessness, but also this immense calm, a perfect symbiotic relationship that made us find a very accurate atmosphere and sound which made all this possible.
The lyrics of Orsök tell of a lone wanderer and his journey across the frozen wasteland, where he is forced by the Gods to sacrifice his young daughter to host a Goddess or a cosmic entity, thereby bringing doom upon life. Departing with the baby, absolute loneliness and grief become his companions, following him to the end of his journey. In his final moments, conceding to the spirits, he realizes his mistake and embraces the void.
More information about Nyrst can be found on the band's Facebook page at www.facebook.com/Nyrst
Nyrst on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Nyrst/
Nyrst on Bandcamp: https://nyrst.bandcamp.com/album/demo
Nyrst on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/_nyrst_/
Dark Essence Records: www.darkessencerecords.no
Dark Essence on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/darkessencerecords
Peruvian Black / Death crew Two Face Sinner unleash new single “Triumphant Satan” and unveil album details; “Spiritual Nemesis” pre-order available
Black/death metal band from Lima, Peru Two Face Sinner will release their third studio album “Spiritual Nemesis” on April 24th 2020 via Non Serviam Records.
Today the band unleashes the first single “Triumphant Satan” - https://youtu.be/5s6njgVPfKs
The band states:-
“‘Triumphant Satan’ is a metaphoric post-apocalyptic song the band wrote to stand out the triumph of the wise men, representing its greatness as a Raven. He is the guardian of the Holy or Unholy...”
“Spiritual Nemesis” will be released as CD and digital. Pre-order your copy now:
The stunning album artwork has been created by Hans Tasid
Two Face Sinner is a black/death metal band from Lima, Peru, and consists of members from Anal Vomit, among others. Founded by Numa (vocals and guitars) and Arún (guitars) in 2006, they released their debut album 4 years later. Their sophomore album “Peccatum Originale" followed in 2015.
“Two Face Sinner is a kind of archetype, that we use to develop ourselves in this society. It's like being the smartest individual in the middle of all common standardized religious society that reigns all across South America. I show you two faces of the coin, so I make sure I don't kill you attempting to co-exist in this world”, explains band founding member Numa.
TWO FACE SINNER are:
Numa - Guitars & Vocals
Arún - Guitars
Set - Bass
Joe Hoyle – Drums
Ukrainian Dark Metallers Thy Despair sign with Rockshots Records and stream new single "The Free One"
Rockshots Records announce their latest signing of Kiev, Ukraine's Thy Despair for the release of their forthcoming album "The Song Of Desolation" due out on May 8, 2020. The dark metal band blends black, gothic, doom, symphonic and melodic death elements into their sound along with vocals being sung in both English and Ukrainian. Today they are sharing with fans the first single off the full length 'Free One'.
Listen to 'Free One' at these links:
Thy Despair's new album "The Song of Desolation" follows the band's 2018 debut EP "Free One". Some of the album's lyrics are influenced by the war in eastern Ukraine.
"It is a great tragedy for the nation and the main idea of these songs is that you should always fight back and keep freedom in your heart and mind. Lyrics of other songs are inspired by local legends or life experience. Even when everything goes extremely bad, you should still stay strong, struggle and hope for the best, otherwise you won’t survive or will turn into a slave with no backbone." says band founder Nephilim.
The album as whole features 10 tracks each with its own tale to tell and a statement that unites all of them together.
Album Pre-order available at: http://bit.ly/TheSongOfDesolation_CD
Also, watch their Epic Game of Thrones Metal Lyrics Cover - https://youtu.be/j4Pvk76doO4
Elin - Vocals
Nephilim - Vocals / Guitar
Strike - Guitar
Navka - Keys
Alex - Drums
Anton - Bass
Finnish death metallers Torchia have unleashed their new video 'Plague Peasant' in support of their second album "The Coven" due out March 27th via Rockshots Records.
Watch it at the following link: https://youtu.be/t9z9Q_dMrn4
Plus available on
Edward Torchia adds about the track:-
"The up-tempo single ‘Plague Peasant’ is heavily driven by the melodic lead guitar, which has been the trademark of many Finnish melodic death metal bands, but not so often for Torchia. This song is somewhat an homage to our great countrymen and another favourite for all fans of old-school melodic death and Finnish sound."
Arising from the inner darkness of composer and lyricist Ville Riitamaa, Torchia takes inspiration from a multitude of metal subgenres and their mission is to revitalize the genre of melodic death metal by bringing in a sense of danger and unpredictability.
'The Coven' is now available for pre-order at the Rockshots Records' official store ➤ http://bit.ly/Torchia_PREORDER
Edward Torchia - Lead and backing vocals
Ville Riitamaa - Rhythm and Lead Guitars, Backing Vocals
Henri Heikkinen - Rhythm Guitars
Pirkka Birkstedt - Bass
Ville Virtanen - Drums
Italian death metallers Manam have just released the new video 'The Silver Bride', second single off their sophomore album 'Ouroboros', coming out on April 3 via Rockshots Records!
Marco Salvador, mastermind and songwriter of the band, comments about the song:-
"'The Silver Bride' is the second single from 'Ouroboros'. It's a power ballad, with great importance given to the strings and a beautiful melody that will ring in your head. The lyrics are written in the form of a poetry, which talks about our lost innocence, our inner child that still lives in us and screams for being listened. It's Manams first song with clean vocals only. "
Alongside the official video on YouTube, the track is also available as digital single on the major online stores:
Following-up to the previous 'Rebirth Of Consciousness", the new record is a concept album about alchemical initiation in the typical Manam's style made of epic, cathartic and emotional songs.
With influences that range from death metal to classical music and jazz, their music can be better described as "spiritual metal", a metaphysical power that transcends any labels or mental wall.
Pre-orders of the forthcoming album 'Ouroboros' are now open at the record label's official store:
Marco Salvador: Lead Vocals, Lead Guitar
Marco Montipò: Bass, Backing Vocals
Nicola De Cesero: Drums
Thomas Montefusco: Rhythm Guitar
Luca Mantovani: Rhythm Guitar
All music and Lyrics by Marco Salvador except for "The Silver Bride", music by Marco Montipò & Marco Salvador
Progressive metal act Treatment from the northern city of Rovaniemi, Finland, releases a single from their upcoming album
Listen to the single:
"As above, so below, as within, so without, as the universe, so the soul." - Hermes Trismegistus
Vocalist Juha Kemppanen states:-
"Interpretations of the sentence are many and as a subject it's enormous. Because of that our purpose is to challenge the viewer to make their own conclusions. For example, one branch of my own interpretation is based strongly on old Finnish saying "niin makaa kuin petaa". Every deed you do, or leave undone will have an impact to everything else. Trying to live without remorse and one day at a time. Don't fantasize about glorious afterlife, but instead by your choices and actions, make an everyday life a paradise for yourself and for those close to you."
Italian death metal stalwarts Across The Swarm will release their new album "Projections" on April 10th, 2020 via Time To Kill Records.
A video for the album title track has been released today and you can watch it HERE!
The band comments:
"'Projections' shows how much we have evolved during the years, as it intertwines our typical brutal riffs with new melodic elements. Seneca once said: 'we die a little every day'. 'Projections' represents the path that we must walk: a passage between lights and shadows, a perpetual growth opposed to an imminent decay".
The album was produced by Simone Mularoni and Simone Bertozzi at Domination Studios (Rhapsody, Labyrinth, Gory Blister) and mixed by Steve Wright (Dying Fetus, Misery Index). All songs feature Raphael Saini (Iced Earth, Cripple Bastards) on drums.
Pre-orders are available here: https://acrosstheswarm-ttk.bandcamp.com/album/projections
Formed in 2013, Across The Swarm's exhilarating brand of death metal and charged live shows have quickly earned them a reputation as one of the most exciting acts to emerge from the Italian metal scene.
The group's complex and dynamic sound along with their resonating live performances helped the band quickly rise to prominence. Following the release of their self-titled EP in December 2013, they took to the road sharing the stage with acts such as Fleshgod Apocalypse, The Modern Age Slavery, Electrocution, Hideous Divinity and Hate.
In 2016 the band released the "Waiting for the Hyenas" single to considerable acclaim. It wasn't long before they caught the eye of Time To Kill Records who welcomed them to their roster. The band's new album "Projections" will be released in spring 2020. Its diverse sound defies categorization while delivering a blend of aggressive attitude, emotive expression and modern flair, garnering a range of stylistic comparisons from classics like Suffocation to modern heavy hitters such as Despised Icon and Decapitated.
Francesco A. Flagiello – Vocals
Marco Lambertini – Guitar
Luca Sammartino – Guitar
Mirco Diana – Bass
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