Spanish Symphonic Metallers Diabulus In Musica release new single "Otoi"; new album 'Euphonic Entropy' out 14th February 2020
Symphonic metal quartet Diabulus In Musica has just released the power ballad, “Otoi”, the first single fresh off their forthcoming studio album, Euphonic Entropy. The long-player is to be released via Napalm Records on February 14, 2020 and takes the listener on a wild ride through time, emotions and genres. Beautiful classical elements paired with heart-warming symphonic metal melodies, as well as heavy guitar riffs and smashing drums, traverse all throughout their upcoming album.
Diabulus In Musica’s new single stands out due to Zuberoa Aznárez’ extraordinary vocals and keyboarder Gorka Elso’s powerful growls, paired with lyrics written entirely in the Basque language. The video for “Otoi” perfectly mirrors the mystical, grounded feeling the track conveys. Beautiful landscapes, wistful and equally unsettling parts, as well as amazing close-ups of Zuberoa and Gorka complete the overall aesthetic of the video.
Diabulus In Musica on the new single and video:-
"Otoi is a special song to us because it is entirely sung in Basque, our local language, one of the oldest languages in Europe and the only Proto-Indo-European one that is still alive. “Otoi” means ‘prayer’, in this case to the ancient gods of Basque mythology: Urtzi and Amari who represent the sky and its mother, the Earth, respectively. It is a kind of lament around the loss of our cultural identity throughout the time due to different threats. The video was recorded in a 16th century Basque farmhouse which is now a key heritage object of the region.”
Watch The New Official Video “Otoi” HERE!
Euphonic Entropy is Diabulus In Musica’s fifth studio album and their fourth to be released via Napalm Records. The band is back with their heaviest album to date and continue their way to the top, while still retaining their roots.
Diabulus In Musica on Euphonic Entropy:-
"After three intense years, we’re finally back with probably our heaviest and most convincing album so far. We can’t wait to share the new songs with you all! We think they are fresh, diverse, energetic and a new step in DIM's history. We couldn't think of a better way to celebrate the 10th anniversary of our very first album than coming back with our strongest effort.”
Pre-Order The New Album Euphonic Entropy NOW!
Sometimes life itself can be the most beautiful inspiration for an artist. Diabulus In Musica singer Zuberoa Aznárez and her husband, keyboardist Gorka Elso, decided to fill their new album, Euphonic Entropy, with all the wonderful, yet chaotic emotions a new life brings. Diabulus In Musica’s fifth and fully self-produced album mirrors the changes and blossoming beauty in the lives of the two band leaders after the birth of their second child and melts everything into thunderous and highly passionate symphonic metal. The album is bursting with power ballads, beautiful melodies and emotions. Songs like the infectious and ultra-melodic “Otoi” (featuring lyrics in Basque language) bewitch the listener’s senses. The intoxicating “Misfits Swing” and the harmonic, soaring “One Step Higher” ensure a multi-faceted and thrilling adventure!
Diabulus In Musica is:
Vocals: Zuberoa Aznárez
Keyboards: Gorka Elso
Drums: David Carrcia
Guitar: Alexey Kolygin
Italian Symphonic Power Metallers Ravenword has unleashed “No More,” first single from their one-time studio album, Transcendence, out January 31 via Rockshots Records.
Vocalist Chiara Tricarico comments about the song: “This song is a classical power metal track with a beautiful piano part and a super-fast solo.” The track features Davide Lovecchio as special guest on the lead guitar.
“No More” is available as digital single at all major online stores, paired with an official audio track on YouTube.
Transcendence is now available for pre-order at the Rockshots Records' official store at http://bit.ly/Ravenword_CD.
Inspired by Edgar Allan Poe’s novel The Raven, the Milan, Italy, based band was originally formed in 2007 by keyboardist and composer Davide Scuteri (Choirs Of Veritas). After several years of activity, which included a self-titled demo, the band went on a brief hiatus, re-grouping in 2016 when singer Chiara Tricarico (Sound Storm, Moonlight Haze), drummer Michele Olmi (Chronosfear, Skeleeton) and bass/guitar player Cesare Ferrari (Choirs Of Veritas) joined the band, in order to create a one-time studio album that embodies the whole history of the band.
With Transcendence, RAVENWORD captures the romantic and decadent poetic themes typical of Edgar Allan Poe’s period, combined with an equally decadent symphonic metal sound. In line with RAVENWORD’s ode to poetry, the title Transcendence was chosen to symbolize the idea of always going beyond one’s perception of reality and seeking deeper meanings.
Southwest Sydney metalcore five-piece Harroway have blasted on the scene and teamed up with masters of their craft at Graphics Nature Audio (The Amity Affliction, Knocked Loose, Counterparts, Thy Art Is Murder) with their debut single "Shine" flaunting intricate guitar work, huge heavy vocals and catchy cleans.
The track itself was recorded in Belleville, New Jersey at legendary Graphics Nature Audio with production and engineering by Sonny Truelove with the mix and master by Will Putney. "Shine" explores the light and shade up against the brutal raw vocals that form the backbone of the track with melodic instrumentation that weaves its way throughout.
The single is essentially a reminder for vocalist Matt Banks and to listeners not to give up on passions and aspirations no matter how hard life gets. Banks explains the writing process in saying that:-
"Over the course of the writing process riffs and structures changed, and so did my mood, so the verse became an outlet for the dark personal things I was dealing with at the time - which was basically feelings of not being good enough."
"Keeping the original intentions for the song in mind, I reflected back on all the positive words of encouragement I had received over the years while trying to follow my dreams which I summed up into the lyrics: ‘But I remember something you said, never forget the reason your heart beats in your chest. Keep the fire inside. We’re all born to shine’.
The single comes accompanied with a music video directed and conceptualised by music cinematography legend Third Eye Visuals (Parkway Drive, Gravemind, In Hearts Wake). The film features the band playing through their single within a colourful kaleidoscope that transitions along with the music, creating for a captivating watch and an addictive listen.
Harroway consists of former members of Maybe I’ll Live Forever, Isotopes and Like Royals with Matt Banks on vocals, Marcus Cunich on guitar and vocals, Alex Maybury on guitar, Jordan Sheriff on bass and Jesse Gallagher on drums. The band has arrived just in time to take their place among Australia's best and heaviest, representing Australia's thriving and ever-growing heavy music scene.
WATCH HARROWAY - SHINE VIDEO HERE:- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M_YxEsKSNb0&feature=youtu.be
"Shine" is out now and is available on all digital stores and streaming platforms!
Austrian-German post death metallers Oceans are set to release their debut album The Sun And The Cold on January 10, 2020 via Nuclear Blast. After teasing fans with snippets from the 2nd single 'Dark', the band is proud to present the full track in the form of a music video today. Produced by their long-time friend and videographer Niklas Karrenbauer (motiviert.org), the video features Arroganz vocalist/bassist K and can be watched here: youtu.be/Ca_KMgoWiQc
Vocalist/guitarist Timo Rotten says, "We wanted to make a song that feels like being crushed by a bulldozer, while being its driver at the same time. If you love extreme music, 'Dark' won't leave you untouched. This thing is wild."
Timo Rotten | vocals, guitar
Patrick Zarske | guitar
Thomas Winkelmann | bass
J.F. Grill | drums
Finnish Blood Region released a new single and music video for a brand new track Warrior Heart. At the same time they announce a new singer Annika Jalkanen.
Watch the music video 'Warrior Heart' here: https://youtu.be/wisOQDDtqvU
Guitarist Mika says:-
"Warrior Heart is definately best from Blood Region music. With elements from Tales of the Backwoods album and new musical themes it offers amazing listening experience. Annika's voice gave a lot of fresh power and new page turns again in story. It's been great to work on this song with these wonderful and talented people. There is much good energy in this song, it's been fascinating to see this song grow from the start to this magical result."
"We're old friends with Mika and he asked to sing this song. I really like previous Blood Region songs and believed this new one to be awesome track, so I agreed to join and sing. I have not sing Blood Region style music before, so it gave good challenges to my singing. One can say, it's been really creative and productive experience being out of the comfort zone in some degrees in my singing."
Listen to the single on:
Apple Music: https://apple.co/3331FcB
Canadian metal group Hyperia have released the first single taken from their forthcoming album Insanitorium. The track is called Asylum and comes accompanied with a new official video.
Available now at: iTunes | Spotify | & other major stores
The group said:-
“Asylum is one of the more story-based tracks off the album, and in a way it’s the unofficial title track for Insanitorium. It captures the entire concept of the album and along with the video illustrates the whole dark and isolated vibe Hyperia are aiming to portray.”
Insanitorium is available on pre-order now in Shop Sliptrick. Check it out …here
Marlee Ryley – Vocals
Colin Ryley – Lead Guitar/Vocals
David Kupisz – Rhythm Guitar/Vocals
Scott DeGruyter – Bass/Vocals
Jordan Maguire – Drums
Band links: Facebook | YouTube | Instagram | On Sliptrick
Transcendent, two-time GRAMMY® Award-winning metal band, Evanescence, has returned with their first new rock recording in eight years, “The Chain (From Gears 5).” Listen HERE. The band recorded their signature-rock version of the Fleetwood Mac classic following lead singer Amy Lee having lent her vocals to the launch trailer for the Xbox Game Studios’ Gears 5 for Xbox One, Windows 10, and Steam, from the massively popular Gears of War series. The spot aired as part of a multi-million-dollar ad campaign this fall in conjunction with the launch of the game. Watch it HERE. Gears 5 was Microsoft’s most successful video game launch since Halo 4 in 2012.
“The Chain” is the first release in what is expected to be a very active period for Evanescence. Following their critically acclaimed foray into symphonic music with 2017’s Synthesis album and world tour, the five-piece has re-emerged by embracing a heavier sound, albeit with their trademark style that has made Evanescence integral in establishing a global, critical mass in rock, and among the most unique artists of the millennium. The band is currently working on new original music, which will start rolling out in 2020 in advance of their next studio album. Stay tuned for more details to come.
“This cover was so fun to make. We love Fleetwood Mac and wanted to paint a dark and epic picture with our take on ‘The Chain,’” says Amy Lee. “The lyrics make me feel the power of standing together against great forces trying to pull us apart, perhaps even from the inside. I really wanted to drive that home in our version, and even made everyone in the band sing by the end of it! We’re beyond excited to share this with our fans and I’m really looking forward to playing it live.”
Published by Xbox Game Studios and developed by The Coalition, a growing team of talented, creative, fun-loving professionals from around the world who are united in their passion for Gears of War, Gears 5 is the latest entry in the award-winning and billion-dollar that continues to redefine the third-person shooter genre. Gears 5 features five thrilling modes and the deepest campaign yet and was released on September 10, 2019 for Xbox One, Windows 10, Steam and with Xbox Game Pass, with early access for Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members and Gears 5 Ultimate Edition owners on September 6, 2019. Launched to critical acclaim in 2006, the Gears of War franchise has inspired a full line of toys and Funko collectibles, apparel and an expanded universe that spans more than a decade of books and graphic novels.
More information on previous game titles in the Gears of War series can be found at http://www.gearsofwar.com/games.
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Turkish black metal cult Zifir reveal the new track "Demoniac Ethics." The track is the first to be revealed from the band's highly anticipated fourth album, Demoniac Ethics, set for international release on January 24th, 2020 via Duplicate Records. Hear Zifir's title track "Demoniac Ethics" in its entirety HERE.
An Istanbul-based trio, Zifir strike back with Demoniac Ethics. Their second release for Duplicate, it ups the ante on 2017's Kingdom of Nothingness, with the aggressive parts growing harsher and the atmospheric elements ever expanding. Demoniac Ethics shows religion though a twisted kaleidoscope, exposing the imprisoning religious dogma and tyranny that has occurred throughout history - and does to this day. Whereas Kingdom Of Nothingness was a harrowing glimpse into the world of Zifir, Demoniac Ethics takes you right into the innermost sanctum of their anti-religious agenda, while delivering one of the strongest and most forward-thinking black metal releases of late.
Zifir was founded by O.Ö and O.S. in 2006. They released their debut album, You Must Come With Us, in 2007. This debut album reflected the concept of Zifir's black metal vision, and the whole content supports this vision with all its instruments, where everything - recording, mix, mastering, and artwork - was DIY and done by the band. By December 2007, Nursuz joined Zifir on drums, and the trio started working on a new album with their new lineup. The recording was finally completed by 2010, and the band signed with Dunkelkunst Productions for the upcoming album. Titled Protest Against Humanity, Zifir's second album was released in 2011. After the album, O.S. quit the band.
Come 2012, Zifir released a split CD with Belgium's Cult of Erinyes. After the split CD release, Zifir worked on songwriting between 2012 and 2016 for their third album. It was December 2016 when the band finished its recording and signed a deal with Duplicate Records. Finally, in September 2017, Kingdom of Nothingness was released by Duplicate on CD and vinyl LP formats, with the cover artwork created by Russian artist Vergvoktre.
By November 2018, Ilgar joined the band on bass guitar, and Zifir has become a trio once again. After a recording session between 2018 and 2019, Zifir announced their fourth full-length, Demoniac Ethics, which is scheduled to be released on January 24th, 2020 via Duplicate Records. With stark 'n' haunting cover art created again Vergvoktre, Zifir here have truly hit their apex in terms of fullness of vision and foulness of execution, its intensity always simmering with haunting tension. One could say Demoniac Ethics is ceremonial, given its ominously hovering aspect, but within this ghostly atmosphere lay razors forever circling one's flesh. Suitably, form fits concept, as a cursory read of the album's component song titles salaciously suggest: "Chaos Clouds," "Empire of Worms," "Chants for Execution," and the telltale "Insects as Messengers," among others. Behold the fullness & foulness of Zifir's coming with Demoniac Ethics!
Behold that first foulness with the brand-new title track "Demoniac Ethics" HERE at Duplicate Records' Bandcamp, where the album can also be pre-ordered. Become further tantalized & traumatized by a special trailer video HERE at Zifir's official YouTube channel.
Québecois black metal upstarts Trépas premiere the new track "Rivages Sombres" at Decibel magazine's website. The track hails from the band's striking debut album, L'héritage du monde, set for international release on December 5th via Sepulchral Productions. Hear Trépas' "Rivages Sombres" in its entirety exclusively HERE.
Founded by members and ex-members of Morgue and Outre-Tombe, Trépas is one of the more recent black metal bands emerging from Québec. The band journeys between harsher moments and more atmospheric passages, all complemented by acoustic guitars and just a dash of doomish sensibility, creating a sound that is their very own in the process. A newcomer that is sure to delight fans of the more brooding and melancholic side that this scene has been known for!
In the meantime, hear the brand-new track"Rivages Sombres" exclusively HERE, courtesy of Decibel, North America's only monthly metal magazine. Pre-order for the album can be found HERE.
The four Danish women of Konvent may conjure up a deserved revival for the whole death doom genre when they release their hotly anticipated album, Puritan Masochism, on January 24th 2020 via Napalm Records. Formed in 2015, the Copenhagen collective stoically trudges through the blackest mires – guttural vocals and tenacious riffing combined with menacingly heavy production make Puritan Masochism an irresistible highlight of early 2020! Today, Konvent unleashes a brand new single for the doomy-as-hell track Trust. Listen and watch the band's new lyric video HERE!
Guitarist Sara says:-
“Our second single, Trust, is written based on the opening riff, with sudden breaks to create a contrast between the heavy bass and the guitar. The lyrics are about how some groups can manipulate fragile people into opening up and sharing deep secrets, giving the group an immense power over them.“
Following their 2017 demo and highly acclaimed appearances at festivals such as Aalborg Metal Festival, Metal Magic Festival and Copenhell Freezes Over in 2018, Konvent not only inked a worldwide deal with powerhouse label Napalm Records, but their mesmerizing mix of death and doom also led them to the big Danish stages, allowing them to perform at Copenhell and Roskilde Festival.
While rapidly stepping out as one of Europe's best kept death and doom metal secrets, January 2020 will finally see Konvent release their first full-length, Puritan Masochism, which was recorded live in Lasse Ballade’s studio in Copenhagen over a period of two weeks.
The band recently stated that:-
“During the process of the songwriting, we were inspired musically by both death, black and doom metal, as we aimed to give this album a broader sound than our demo back in 2017. The lyrics are inspired by the fight of regaining control when surrounded by chaos of different forms, which everyone may be affected by at some point in your life.”
A video to the album title track was also recently released. Watch it HERE!
Coming January 24th as LP, CD and Digital formats via Napalm Records, the pre-sale is available at THIS LOCATION!
Rikke Emilie List – Vocals
Sara Helena Nørregaard – Guitar
Heidi Withington Brink – Bass
Julie Simonsen – Drums
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