Prominent Ukrainian power metal act Sunrise present the second single “Equilibrium” from the upcoming 4th full-length album, which will be released on May, 18th.
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The song sets the main sound conception of the upcoming album: powerful, assertive, aggressive, and melodic at the same time; it opens the new music approach of SUNRISE and shows a catchy combination of modern metal, power metal, electronic elements, and progressive structures built on drum'n'bass foundation.
Here you can notice the influence of such bands like Amaranthe and System Of A Down. Moreover, with “Equilibrium” Sunrise continues to provide the conception of two vocals - male and female, unusual for the band's previous works, but started with “The Bridge Across Infinity” - the first single from the new album - a year ago.
The band says that the lyrics of the song disclose the main idea of the album’s name: it is about the balance of different elements of life: good and evil, light and darkness, joy and pain, black and white, sweet and bitter; the main conception of the album introduces “Equilibria” as some kind of knowledge given from some higher space mind.
Along with the release of the new album, a music video for the “Equilibrium” will be released, a kind of announcement of which is represented by the cover of the new single.
The 4th full-length album of the Ukrainian power metal band will be released on May 18th under the title ‘Equilibria’ and will include 13 songs. On their new release Sunrise, mostly known for the sound highly valued by the fans of Sonata Arctica and Stratovarius, promises far more than its classical musical approach, mixing on it classic power metal, symphonic, epic, modern, and progressive metal with some experimental touches, such as traditional Ukrainian instrument bandura. The first single from the album, “The Bridge Across Infinity”, was released in 2020. It is based on Richard Bach’s novel and is one of the songs, which is experimental for the band and represents the progressive part of the album.
To release a new album Sunrise has launched a crowdfunding campaign on the band’s website, where the fans can support the release by pre-ordering it or buying merch.
Finnish modern melodic death metal band Dimman is set to release their debut album ‘Songs and Tales of Grievance’ on July 30th 2021 via Inverse Records. The band’s modern melodic death metal combines beautiful melodies, heavy compositions and technical musicality into a unique ensemble. In addition to the diverse instrumentation, Dimman’s two vocalists create a distinctive and balanced soundscape.
The band released a first single Paroxysm and music video can be seen here: https://youtu.be/lm02EnUCEps
Guitarist Jaakko Yli-Sorvari states that:-
“Paroxysm showcases all the elements Dimman is made of. Beautiful melodies, heavy riffs and technical musicianship are all married together forming a catchy soundscape. Paroxysm tells the story of human arrogance and the clouding of one’s judgement.”
The album addresses all the grievances and insecurities that cause misery to both individuals and communities. The incapability to be able to affect the injustices results in frustration, which can be heard from every song on the album. 'Songs and Tales of Grievance’ is mixed and mastered by Santeri Peltomäki (Entropy Mixing) whose powerful production supports the band’s versatile compositions.
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Spanish modern melodic death metal outfit Synlakross unveil their new single "Stardust", and is available across all digital platforms.
"Stardust", the new single by SynlakrosS is included on their new album “0K4M1”, which will be released on April 30th."Stardust" is the last song on the new album (which is made up of 7 songs and an intro). The album is about the history of the creature "0K4M1", a creature that is half human and half alien. This song is about the last minutes of 0K4M1's life. The creature sees what its life has been like as it slowly merges with the cosmos.The pain disappears while everything is filled with light, peace and love.
Where to listen to Stardust: https://backl.ink/144724995
Support the band with the purchase of their new album, the fourth in their career, and get their new merchandising. You will find it on the website www.synlakross.com
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Colombian speed metal band Witch Hunt has signed to Dead Center Productions to release their debut full-length album "Rock n' Roll Possession" (10 tracks of old-school Speed-Metal influenced by Onslaught, Venom, Celtic Frost, Slayer, Steeler (DE), Mercyful Fate!)! Album will be released on April 23, 2021. The second single "Rock n' Roll Possession" has been released on all digital platforms!
"Rock n' Roll Possession" is also streaming on Dead Center Productions Youtube channel here - https://youtu.be/_gp_gLuR60E
Witch Hunt is a speed metal band formed in Bogotá - Colombia with the firm purpose of interpreting sounds forged by the great Rock n 'Roll bands of all time, but with a strong influence from the Metal of the wonderful decade of the 80' s, groups such as: Onslaught, Venom, Celtic Frost, Slayer, Steeler (DE), Mercyful Fate, among many others, fueled the desire to forge what Witch Hunt represents today.
Initially active in the period 2006-2009 "itch Hunt participated in different district events, in 2007 it had the opportunity to record the single "Justicia y Venganza" as part of its participation in the "V Festival Rock por los derechos Humanos Ciudad Bolívar", which was included in a compilation of district bands of which 500 copies were pressed in CD format, was also included in the compilation “Latinoamerica Thrashing the World” in 2009 highlighting the participation of bands such as Tungsteno, Guerra Total from Colombia among other groups from Peru, Mexico, Argentina and Brazil.
For the year 2016, a new cycle for the group began, materializing the composition work carried out in previous years, highlighting in 2018 its participation in the "IV Festival Tunjuelito Territorio Rock", to date Witch Hunt has participated in different district events sharing the stage with bands like: Shellshock, Sobibor, White Thunder, Evillucifer, Torno, Hellroar, Adrenaline, Revolver, Unauthorized, Alma Dorada, Cuentos de los Hermanos Grind, among many others.
During the year 2019 and 2020 the recording work of what would be his first Full Length - Album entitled "Rock n 'Roll Possession" is consolidated, which will be released by the end of 2020 in an initial print run with 10 Tracks in ProTape format which were recorded in Audio Duplication Service Florida - USA, by the beginning of the year 2021 the signing of the band by the label "Rata Mutante Records" is consolidated, led by Mr. Esteban Mejía of the band Revenge, who will be in charge of the press in CD format of "Rock n 'Roll Possession", in this same year the alliance with the Ukrainian label "Dead Center Productions" materializes, who will be in charge of the diffusion of our album at a digital level for the whole world, focusing mainly on Europe, UK, USA and Australia, thus seeking to give greater scope and projection to the band.
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International tech-death upstarts Solus Ex Inferis unveil debut album details and devastating new single
Solus Ex Inferis is a trans-continental, technical death metal band founded by long-time musician and guitar player, Dave Sevenstrings alongside Marco Pitruzzella aka Lord Marco (Six Feet Under, Sleep Terror, ex-The Faceless), Sahil Makhija aka Demonstealer (Demonic Resurrection, Reptilian Death), Ollie Morgan (Necropathy) and Mauricio Catalán. The band first broke into the worldwide metal scene back in 2018 with their critically acclaimed 4-song EP, Demonic Supremacy. Three years on, Solus Ex Inferis has resurfaced with news of their debut full-length album, Daemones Ceramici; scheduled to be released on 9th July 2021. Alongside the announcement, the band has also unveiled a new single off of the upcoming LP titled, "Destroying Malevolence". The track is accompanied with a slick lyric video featuring, in great detail, the diabolic cover art drawn by Tata Kumislizer. Stream / listen [HERE].
Formed in 2017, Solus Ex Inferis came about as a means for the band’s original bassist and co-founding member, Matt Nemeth, to hone his audio engineering & production capabilities. Looking for a specific style of extreme metal drumming, Nemeth and Sevenstrings — both die-hard fans of Pitruzzella’s work — decided to approach him to see if he’d be interested in joining the band. Once Pitruzzella agreed, the two decided to engage a full-time vocalist (Sahil Makhija) and a lead-guitar player (Ollie Morgan). This line-up, with members from US, Australia, Chile and India, went on to record the band’s debut EP, Demonic Supremacy. Soon after its release, Nemeth quit the band and was replaced by Mauricio Catalán. Catalán, besides being a bassist, also ran a full-fledged studio and it was here where the band’s upcoming full-length was entirely mixed & mastered.
Right from the band’s inception, it has been Dave Sevenstrings’ constant endeavour to write music that combined fast-paced, blast-beat style death metal with melodic lead elements and simultaneously was informed by the sounds of celebrated bands in the genre like Vital Remains, Hypocrisy, Deeds Of Flesh, Psycroptic etc. It started to evolve into its own thing once all the members started participating in the writing process and started to contribute some of their own musical influences from the different regions they came from. Hence, the music on Daemones Ceramici, while being devastatingly fast-paced and razor-sharp technical, “still retains the core of any good song, (and includes) solid riffs that you can headbang to” says Dave.
If you thought the last EP was any indication of how brutal or extreme Solus Ex Inferis could sound, the full-length quashes all of that point-blank and strives to push all known boundaries within the tech-death realm. Named after the malevolent spirits in Greek mythology, Solus Ex Inferis’ debut full-length plays around concepts of demonology and the occult; often re-contextualizing it for the terrible state of the world as we know it today. “The album reflects on human beings as the real demons, it reflects the hypocrisy and hatred fuelled by religion” adds Makhija, the band’s frontman and lyricist.
Solus Ex Inferis’ debut full-length album, Daemones Ceramici, is releasing worldwide on the 9th of July, 2021. Pre-orders for the digital release and merchandise are now available on the band’s Bandcamp, [HERE]. The album will be available to stream on all streaming services including YouTube, Spotify and Apple Music.
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Northern Irish death / doom trio, The Crawling, have released their new single "Sparrow," and accompanying live action lyric video. The song tells a haunting tale of isolation, misery, and the emotional outcome of living a pointless life; amplified by the fact so many 'spectate' a chain of events, without offering support.
The lyric video was written, created and filmed entirely alone by vocalist/guitarist Andy Clarke; solely due to lockdown restrictions, and the inability to use a professional studio. The single is accompanied in physical format by digipak CD, cassette, and a new exclusive t-shirt design (created by Serpent Tusk).
Vocalist / guitarist Andy Clarke commented:
“Lockdown restrictions in Northern Ireland didn't allow for the band to even be in the same room together, let alone film a music video. I really hated the thought of releasing a new track without a video, as it's something I really enjoy; so, my hand was forced to film something on my own. It's not like our normal performance style videos, but more of a live action lyric video. It works well, emphasising the lyrics, whilst also creating the haunting imagery of the song."
Formed in the winter of 2014 in Lisburn city, Northern Ireland, The Crawling use a guttural vocal to combine melancholy with weight, churning out a heavy, doom/death ensemble.
January 2015 saw the debut single ‘Choking On Concrete,’ followed in October 2015 by the critically acclaimed In ‘Light of Dark Days' EP. April 2017 the bands debut album 'Anatomy Of Loss' was released via Grindscene Records, accompanied by five music videos, receiving excellent reviews worldwide, and was streamed exclusively by Metal Hammer UK. November 2018, ‘Wolves and the Hideous White’ features six tracks, building on the sound of their debut. The album did well with media and fans alike, increasing the fan base.
With live music on hold, and gatherings being kept to a minimum, and rehearsals being limited; The Crawling concentrated efforts on their most depressive track to date - “Sparrow,” coupled with an interpretation of the Bjork track “Play Dead.”
The Crawling have spread the misery drenched album through a strong live performance, with support from a loyal fan base; most notably appearing at Inferno Metal Festival (Norway), Bloodstock Open Air (UK), Seige of Limerick (IRE), Metal Days (SLO), Shellshockfest (Malta), Uprising (UK), Incinerationfest (UK), Mammothfest (UK) and Full Metal Mensa (GER).
The Crawling are highly active on all social media platforms, and have continued support from Grindscene Records.
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Floridian metalcore four-piece Afterlife have shared a brand new single and music video “Burn It Down”. The music video takes the new lyrics literally, complete with the band performing alongside some major pyrotechnics. Fans can listen to “Burn It Down” and watch the accompanying music video now at https://smarturl.it/burnitdownvideo
Vocalist Tyler Levenson shares his thoughts:-
“’Burn It Down’ was written towards the tail end of the recording process and at that time we were many months into the global pandemic which personally resulted in a lot of anger and frustration with how things were being handled in not only our country but around the world.
Writing and recording music in a time where there is this looming sense of fear and uncertainty put me in a place where I’ve never been before mentally and at that time I felt very hopeless and as if my “world” was on fire so I wanted the song to feel very empowering and anthemic in tone to counter how I was feeling which resulted in the lyrics “You bring the match, I’ll bring the gas, Together we’ll burn it and live among the ash” and “When push comes to shove, You gave us no choice” to really visualize that we’ve had enough and it’s time for change which I’m sure many others feel the same exact way as we do.”
“Burn It Down” follows late 2020 single release “Wasting Time,” an anthemic track that was written to inspire people. Afterlife released their debut album Breaking Point via Hopeless Records in early 2019, which immediately gained immense praise from fans while garnering adds to Spotify’s Rock Hard, New Core and New Blood playlists, Amazon’s Fresh Hard Rock and The Forge UK playlists and Pandora’s New Rock station. Additional support from BBC Radio 1, Kerrang!, idobi Howl and Alternative Press as well as multiple Number 1 spots on Sirius XM Octane has helped propel Afterlife into headphones of listeners around the world.
The album ambitiously tackles a variety of impactful topics from mental health and domestic assault to political apathy and the weight of guilt over the course of 10 unique tracks that blend influences like Slipknot, Linkin Park and modern hip-hop. Breaking Point is available to stream and purchase at http://smarturl.it/afterlifebp.
Blending singing, screaming and rapping over a heavy, yet satisfyingly melodic landscape for a unique sound coupled with socially conscious lyrics, Afterlife are poised to influence this generation of heavy music.
For more information, please visit www.hopelessrecords.com
German death metallers Death Chamber release 2nd single "The Inevitable", taken from debut album "Experiments In Warfare"
On April 23rd, Dead Center Productions will release debut album of German Death Metal band Death Chamber - "Experiments in Warfare". And today, the 2nd Single "The Inevitable" released on all digital platforms!
Death Chamber is a German Death Metal band from Munich. It was brought to life by guitarist Tim in August 2018. In addition to his Black Metal band Chaedrist he wanted to experiment and devote himself more to the sound of Death Metal. Originally intending to be just a small studio project, it soon became much bigger...
In October 2018, Tim started writing material for Death Chamber's debut. Having written all the music, he played and programmed every instrument involved. It was fast, aggressive and powerful, inspired by bands like Vomitory, Benediction, Nile, Divine Heresy & Cut Up. Double bass, blast beats, fast guitar picking and aggressively shouted vocals are a central element of the band's music.
At first, three songs were planned to be recorded with different vocalists. “Murder Beyond Death”, “Leave a Path of Cinder” & “Final Era” were recorded and uploaded to various online platforms, and the multitude of positive feedback on these songs displayed the need for more material. With that, Tim decided to launch Death Chamber as a band and started the writing process for the debut EP: “Experiments in Warfare”.
Vocalist Pat joined the band in late 2019 as a full-time member. He arranged the vocals for “Final Era” and met the sound expectations of Tim. Combining both a proper range, and an aggressive vocal sound, he was the perfect fit for Death Chamber. Pat is also the vocalist in the Melodic Death Metal outfit The Course is Black and did various guest appearances for other bands. As a lyrical theme he chose “war” as an aggressive root but combined it with problems that come with modern society and result in mental distress. “Experiments in Warfare” presents this lyrical concept and is covered throughout the EP.
Apart from the screams and growls, Pat was also responsible for the EP's front cover design, in which he created a strong visual connection to the lyrical context. The back cover design and photography was realized by Immanuel from the likewise Munich-based extreme metal band Chokehold Policy, who will support the band on bass during live performances. The band is planning to play shows as soon as possible to bring their music to the masses. Writing for the next record will also start soon.
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Greek extreme metal horde Karma Violens have launched the premiere of the title track from Mount of the Congregation. "Mount of the Congregation" features guest vocals by Natasa Tsirou, from Greek progressive rock band The Mighty N. Stream it now at this location.
The band’s most straightforward release to date, "Mount of the Congregation" features 13 tracks of scathing blackened death/thrash. The album was recorded at Symbolic Π Studios, and produced and mixed by Costas Papadopoulos. Mastering was done at Hertz Studios.
Two additional tracks from the album are currently streaming. Listen at the links below:
Mount of the Congregation was recorded and mixed by Karma Violens at Symbolic Studios and mastered Hertz Studios (Behemoth, Decapitated). Artwork for the album was created by Remedy Art Design (Evergrey, Suffocation, Oceans of Slumber).
Mount of the Congregation will be out April 2. Pre-order the album here.
If you believe in karma then you have to believe that violence is something innate in every human or inhuman being. Karma in the old and now Indian religions is the concept of "action" understood which creates the entire cycle of cause and effect. Violence from the other hand, is inside in each one of us, some people can control it and others cannot, but in every occasion it is a part of human nature. Living in the modern world, all of us can witness violence on the streets and in every aspect of our everyday lives. The combination of Karma Violens describes the action and reaction of violence, as every action in these brutal days creates a violent response.
Karma Violens has been active in the Greek metal scene since 2002. The band has shared the stage with some of metal’s biggest names, including Judas Priest, Amon Amarth, Opeth, Fear Factory and Testament.
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Belarusian black metal band Khandra have released the first track from their new album 'All Occupied By Sole Death'. The new record will be out on Season of Mist Underground Activists on May 28, 2021. Listen to the band's first single "Irrigating Lethal Acres with Blood" at the Season of Mist YouTube Channel HERE.
'All Occupied by Sole Death' is available for pre-orders at the Season of Mist shop HERE.
Khandra have furthermore unveiled the cover artwork and tracklist for 'All Occupied by Sole Death'. The artwork was made by Chris Kiesling (Misantropic Art). The album was recorded at Cavum Atrum Studio, produced by sound engineer Dmitry Romanovsky and mixed / mastered at and by Studio Forz, Dmitry Haladko.
Shrouded in a veil of mystery and death, Belarusian black metal act Khandra are soon to release their new offering ‘All occupied by sole Death’ upon mankind. Characterized by aggressiveness, dissonance and by creating a strong sense of atmosphere, the band’s third assault seamlessly fits in with the wave of black metal fronted by MGŁA and Blazee Of Perdition.
Khandra’s first revelations were perpetrated in October 2017 under the banner ‘All is of no avail’ which subsequently merged with its successor ‘There’s no division outside existence’ in October 2018. These seeds sprouted even more fatal progression of metastases which transformed into ‘All occupied by sole Death’.
Khandra [xɐnˈdra] is a term to describe deathly ennui over the nothing. With that in mind, one can expect ‘All occupied by sole Death’ to be a dark and cold work of art. The musical vessel here is a result of expression that has no bonds with any personal emotion of social nature.
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