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
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Portuguese groovy alternative metallers Vëlla have just shared the video for their 5th single “Despair”.
Portugal's purveyors of groovy alternative metal band Vëlla have just shared the video for their 5th single “Despair”. The single is taken from their long-awaited debut album “Coma”, which was released via Raising Legends Records on the 9th March 2020.
"Despair", the 5th official single from “Coma”, can be heard here: https://youtu.be/ss9C4HhuJeQ
The album was recorded at Raising Legends Studios in Lisbon and was produced, mixed and mastered by Caesar Craveiro.
The album features renowned musicians from within the Portuguese metal scene, guesting on these tracks:
Guitarist Oz Vilesov states that:
"This record is a special record for everyone involved. Despite the pandemic, we did not throw in the towel and despite being our debut album we have received fantastic reactions from all over the world."
Vocalist Pedro Lopes admits that the band:
“Expects, after the end of this pandemic, extremely great things for us, since the reactions about our debut album, are being spectacular, and we are sure that with all the hard work we are doing this will allow us to step on some big stages in a near future".
From "Coma" you can expect a dynamic, powerful metal monument, built with powerful riffs, melancholic facades, and melodic grandeur.
Dutch extreme metal outfit Autarkh are now releasing the first track, 'Turbulence' from the upcoming debut 'Form in Motion'. The new album will be released on March 12, 2021 and pre-orders are now live HERE.
Listen to 'Turbulence' via the official Season of Mist YouTube channel HERE. The link may be freely spread throughout your channels.
Founder Michel Nienhuis comments:-
‘Turbulence’ is a song about an ongoing realization and understanding of internal conflict. Change is necessary and inevitable but seems unattainable and out of range. ‘Turbulence’ is the first full blown song of the album and is quite representative of the Autarkh sound – up-tempo blasts versus downtempo grooves, locking harmonies versus chaotic dissonance and ethereal layers versus dark growls. This visualizer is the result of a first experiment of our producer and sound designer Joris Bonis with his analogue oscilloscopes from the 1970’s, that generate images based on audio. We invite you to join in on this new chapter of our musical evolution.
Autarkh have previously revealed the album cover for 'Form in Motion', and can be viewed together with the album details above.
From the fertile grounds of Tilburg rises new contemporary metal outfit Autarkh, a group of musical extremists dedicated to pushing the boundaries of the auditory senses. Autarkh is the brainchild of Michel Nienhuis, founding member and composer/guitarist of Dodecahedron. Dodecahedron released 2 albums on the French record label Season Of Mist in 2012 and 2017 and has played at Inferno festival (NO), Reykjavík Metalfest (IS) Brutal Assault (CZ), Roadburn Festival (NL) and Eurosonic (NL) amongst others.
Death and illness was closing in on Dodecahedron, triggering a conceptual transformation that was necessary to effectuate Nienhuis’ artistic development. In the fall of 2019 Nienhuis teamed up with producer Joris Bonis (Dodecahedron, Ulsect), guitarist David Luiten and electronic composer / producer Tijnn Verbruggen, a set of musicians with backgrounds ranging from metal to techno. Autarkh’s first full length album ‘Form In Motion’ will be released the 12th of March 2021 through Season of Mist records.
Autarkh takes a unique position in the world of extreme metal. Synthetic, IDM-style beats and glitch effects - reminiscent of those produced by artists such as Aphex Twin and Autechre - are perfectly balanced with overwhelming riffs and vocals that range from dark growls and exasperating screams to semi-clean harmonies. Together with fluttering blast beats, dense bass lines and eerie soundscapes these elements produce an intense and crystal clear tunnel of sound where the energy of contrasting emotions is constantly felt.
‘Form In Motion’ feels like an evolution in both sound and lyrical content from the two albums Nienhuis released with Dodecahedron. Musically, because of the radical approach the band takes with their rhythm section; lyrically because the album is more about a personal experience of human nature and the nature of the universe. The album takes us from unravelling storms and destructive chaos to transformation, liberation and fundamental shifts in understanding in order to align with the divine. That progression is also present in a linear sense – the intrusive uneasiness the album starts with gives way to a sense of epic victory towards the end.
Give yourself the opportunity to dive into this radical exploration of sonic and spiritual ideas and allow yourself to get inspired by what Autarkh has to offer.
Michel Nienhuis: vocals, guitars, bass, programming
David Luiten: vocals, guitars
Tijnn Verbruggen: synthesis, beat design
Joris Bonis: synthesis, sound design
Spanish melodic death stalwarts SynlakrosS release new single / lyric video called "The Last They Of Eris"
Spanish modern melodic death metallers SynlakrosS have just released a new single called "The Last Day Of Eris", a song included in their new album "0K4M1" which will be released internationally very soon.
The title of this new album is formed by the acronym 0M4K1, whose pronunciation in English is Zero Em Four Kei One. "The Last Day Of Eris" is the third song on the album and talks about the last day of the planet Eris. It’s a suicide mission to which 0K4M1 has been assigned to try to save the planet from destruction... but the mission failed and 0K4M1 felt the pain, the suffering, the destruction and the deaths as if they were his own.
The video has been created by Patricia Pons, vocalist of the band, and the music by Facundo Novo at Novo Studios. About this new album the band published on the networks:
“The album is a message sent by creature 0K4M1, and you are the one who receives this message to millions of light years away. Like a message in a bottle. At the end of the listening, you should choose if you want to keep it a secret, or if you want to share it with others. And who is 0K4M1? 0K4M1 is a creature created by humans from a synthetic embryo and alien DNA. Created to be a lethal weapon, the new antichrist. Before dying, he decides to record his vital experience and share it with everyone who receives this message. Because maybe your experience can alleviate the existential pain and suffering of the listener."
They have also released new merchandising thinking about winter and the people who are isolated or quarantined at home, including items such as blankets in their store. They also have advanced some elements of the pre-sale of the album. If you like their work, don’t hesitate to support them by buying their merch here: https://store23164244.ecwid.com/
SynlakrosS is characterized by its thematic albums based on Melodic Death Metal to which they add various inspirations, developing a very personal style, both in the musical base, and in the diversity of voices that Patricia interprets. Highly recommended, they have played with bands like Jinjer, The Agonist and Primal Fear, and have played in venues and festivals in Spain, Portugal, England and Wales.
Italian progressive / power metal band Souls Of Diotima will release their fourth studio album, titled “Janas”, on January 29th 2021 via Diotima Records / Rockshots Records.
The quartet are proud to unleash their lyric video for the title track ‘Janas’.
Commenting on the new single the founder member, lyricist and drummer Giorgio Pinna says:
“Along with ‘The Black Mask’, this song best represents the essence of the entire album. It tells the story of the Janas, fictional fairy creatures found around our island, who are depicted on the album cover. They lived inside small caves carved into the rock and only came out on full moon nights. They are portrayed as small, winged fairies, with a beautiful, delicate appearance.
They are also described by Grazia Deledda, a Sardinian writer and Nobel prize winner in literature, as ‘largely evil little creatures’, because despite their deceptive appearance, they were not angelic in the slightest. They were enchantresses who bewitched with their beauty, with the power to decide the fate of human beings, often choosing an unfortunate destiny. According to many stories, the Janas kidnapped humans, especially males, to suck their blood. They also stole from their victims and kept their treasures hidden inside their caves”.
“Janas” was recorded, mixed and mastered by Oscar Nilsson at Crehate Studios in Mölndal (Sweden).
The album “Janas” is a concept, the second chapter of a journey that began with the previous album, “The Sorceress Reveals - Atlantis”. “Janas” tells the stories and legends of band’s land, Sardinia. Their island is full of wonderful mythological tales and characters, of esoteric stories that are often macabre, but which portray a truly fascinating historical and cultural journey.
Giorgio Pinna admits that:
“We have a shared interest in the history and culture of the peoples of the sea, of the Mediterranean, and we are one of them. Much of Western history is rooted in the tales of the peoples of the sea, skilled conquerors who crossed the seas to conquer new lands or to defend their own. But there is more. Within Sardinia there are places that often remain undiscovered. Far from the more accessible touristic locations, these places are steeped in stories both true and fictitious, which we were often told during our childhood, and which probably formed the basis of our personality and the way we see the world. In brief, ‘Janas’ talks about these stories, about us, and about the Earth we have been walking on since we were born."
Souls Of Diotima is a band with a unique style, featuring recognizable elements of traditional, progressive and symphonic metal, as well as unconventional elements, woven together musically in a powerfully expressive new way. Their style recalls Mediterranean atmospheres and traditions, and you can call it "Mediterranean Metal”.
Souls Of Diotima are:
Claudia Barsi - Lead Vocals
Giorgio Pinna - Drums
Antonio Doro - Bass, Scream Vocals
Fabio "The Black Mask" Puddu - Guitars
After opening shows to bands like Accept (Ger), Doro (Ger), Enforcer (Swe), Satan (UK), Pentagram (Chi) and sharing the stage with numerous local and international bands in countries like Peru, Ecuador and Brazil, Fátima Natthammer (ex - Mandragora), decided to form her own project at the beginning of 2018, under the name of Natthammer and orientate towards a hard rock / heavy metal style.
The first self-titled album was produced by Fátima Natthammer, who worked with the musician César Gonzáles Salaverry (Mauser). It was recorded at LCR Studio, Peru with the participation of Cesar on guitars, chorus and session musicians were aso invited on bass and drum duties. This album came out on May 25, 2019 as an independent release.
On May 20th 2020 their latest music video "Lonely Heart" was released:
On October 18th 2020, three songs from the album were used for their appearance at the 3rd edition of the Heresy Fest online in Argentina, check it below:
Fatima is working on some new singles. So if you like what she is doing with Natthammer, keep an eye on her movements.
Latvian Heavy / Thrash Metal band Iron Wings release their new single "Devil's Lullaby" (taken from the band's upcoming album), check it out below:
The band had this to say about the single and upcoming album:
"The main theme of the song is one of Shakespeare's most famous quotes "hell is empty and all the devils are here". The song and the upcoming album form parallels with the already released album “Dzejnieks” ("The Poet").
The main idea of the song is to make us to think about what we have become in less than a year, when even the closest people and friends in the saturated sea of views lose their humanity and are ready to tear each other apart in the name of only acceptable ideas.
This fear, ignorance, intolerance of diversity of opinion is also the poison that poisoned our world and ourselves. Are we, the society that incites hatred, not the ones who create this hell in which we live?"
Iron Wings are a heavy / thrash metal band from Riga, Latvia, who formed in 2016. Since then they have been sharing the stage with a lot of local bands and have shared the stage with a lot of foreign acts. In the music making process the band mixes together heavy and thrash metal, creating their own unique sound. At the end of 2017 they released the EP “Tumšie miglāji” (“Dark Nebulae”). In 2020 they released their new album “Dzejnieks” (“The Poet”).
Hungarian folk metal band Dalriada has shared another new song called “Őszi ének” (English: Autumn Song), which is taken from their forthcoming album “Őszelő” to be released in Spring 2021. You can watch the lyric video and read the English translation of the lyrics on the link below.
Dalriada: Őszi ének (Official lyric video) - youtu.be/-Otb_kiNbE4
András Ficzek (vocals, guitars) on the lyric video:-
“Brothers and Sisters! We’re proud and happy to present you “Őszi ének” (Autumn Song) from our “Őszelő” album. It’s one of our biggest favourite from the new record, and it’s a great summary of our thoughts about Hungarian folk metal these days. If you like it, or even if you don’t, please share your opinion with us, and share the song itself to let it reach as many people as possible!”
The band premiered the first song from “Őszelő” in June, “Ezer Csillag” (English: A Thousand Stars) is a unique ballad, an original composition with the authentic sound of traditional Hungarian folk music, featuring the band’s long time collaborators, Fajkusz Banda on violins, violas and double bass.
Dalriada - Ezer csillag (Official Music Video) - youtu.be/Or5l3HovzsM
Dalriada are Hungary’s most popular folk metal band, having released 10 full-length albums over 15 years with their unique sound and music performed with both male and female clean vocals and occasional growls. They’ve gained significant attention over the years, recording a song with Korpiklaani singer Jonne Järvelä, being constant performers of the biggest European metal festivals (like Sabaton Open Air, Leyendas del Rock, Wacken, Masters of Rock and Ragnarök Festival, etc.), toured in Japan with Orphaned Land and Myrath, performed on the 7000 Tons of Metal Festival on the cruise ship sailing the Caribbeans, and they’ve also toured in Europe with Faroese metal band Týr last year.
Russian brutal death metallers Insect Inside unveil new single 'Posthumous Grief', taken from their 'The First Shining Of New Genus' album
Gore House Productions recently announced that they had signed Russian exponents of savage brutality, Insect Inside, for the 2021 release of their debut album, The First Shining Of New Genus. Now band and label are ready to unveil the first rotten fruits of their new alliance, with the lead single from The First Shining... premiering at the Gore House Productions YouTube channel. Grit your teeth and hold on tight, it's time for 'Posthumous Grief'!
Watch the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5gXmpY8RA48&feature=youtu.be
'Posthumous Grief' is definitely one of the stand out tracks from The First Shining Of New Genus and it features a guest vocal performance from Kevin Muller of The Merciless Concept. Kevin is a hugely respected vocalist in the brutal death metal scene who also sings with Soils Of Fate and has performed guest vocals for Suffocation. Also appearing on The First Shining... album are Roman Vlasenko from Abnormity and Kirill Nazarov from Decomposition Of Entrails.
The band have shared a few words with us to give you an idea of what to expect when you head to the Gore House channel...
"Our album is a symbiosis of several subgenres of brutal death metal! You will hear insane blastbeats, atmosphere, slamming riffs and technical riffs inherent in technical death metal, and of course ultra brutal guttural with old school growling. Our members love all death metal, from Ulcerate and Gorguts to Last Day Of Humanity, which is why on the album we tried to come to a common denominator through the theme of an ancient and undersoil swarm of insects that woke up in order to devour humanity and revive their population! Our goal is to get the listener to move to the beat of our slam grooves and just enjoy full quality brutality!"
So now you know what awaits, it's time to expose yourself to 'Posthumous Grief'!
The First Shining Of New Genus will be unleashed on February 19th 2021 and pre-orders are live now!
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Today Finnish Folk Metal Superstars Korpiklaani release another single from their forthcoming album "Jylhä" (out February 5th, 2021 on Nuclear Blast). The melodic and undeniably catchy song 'Sanaton Maa' is again accompanied by a darkly atmospheric & folklore-laden music video featuring actor Yrjänä Ermala in a lead role.
Watch the video for 'Sanaton Maa' here:- https://youtu.be/68L3fU164w4
Accordion player Sami Perttula comments:
"Sanaton maa is meant to be a throwback to the 80’s with a folky twist: I wanted to write a classic sounding mid-tempo hair metal song with a killer chorus that includes all the elements I like to hear in a good song. While listening to this I can travel back in time on the back seat of an old Honda Accord that was cosmetically fixed with way too much putty and barely worked…. on the other hand that didn’t matter because it was also tuned with woofers more expensive than the car. Happy ending!"
Singer Jonne Järvelä chimes in:
"All I needed to do after that was add fuzzy dice to it!"
Video director Markku Kirves adds:
"Sanaton Maa is the third Korpiklaani video with the same main character and this time I wanted to tell something about his profession. In this video we see a blacksmith with his young apprentice, to whom he is now passing his knowledge. On the way to the smith, the boy sees something stunning under the water. As a warning, man decides to tell him an old legend about what happened at the same spot a long time ago. But does our apprentice really listen...?"
The story behind 'Sanaton Maa':
"Folklore tells a story of a young man named Matti ploughing a field along a river. When finished, he took the horse to the pen walking past the bathing spot on the river. The men on the other side of the river were making hay and at the same time heard a voice from the water saying “Time has passed but no man has come”. Matti, having not heard the voice, decided to go swimming. Men on the other side told him he shouldn't because they had heard such a voice. They said a man from the village had drowned in that place a long time ago. Matti replied that he was not going to swim after all, but was at least going to wash his hands and face. He leaned towards the water, had a heart attack and sank into the water. The legend is known at least in Kaukola and Valkeala."
PRE-ORDER THE ALBUM HERE: - http://nblast.de/KorpiklaaniJylha
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