Despite their sporadic activity during the past few years, Romanian Grindcore veterans Spiritual Ravishment are back to work for their upcoming new album "Exit Humanity" to be released in collaboration with Loud Rage Music. A a new taste of what's to come, the track "Fed to the Ground" is now available here: https://youtu.be/sYLxDDyxa3E
Also check out the previous two singles released by Spiritual Ravishment: Grindimus Prime (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZmR1tDF8jLI) and Harbinger (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kFN3jvF45nQ)
"Exit Humanity" was recorded at Postanalog Studio in Oradea and Consonance Studio in Timisoara, mixed by Tudor Scanteie and Andrei Jumuga and mastered by Marius Costache.
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Russian Brutal Death Metallers Ossuary Anex unveil first single, artwork and tracklist from new album
Russian Brutal Death Metallers Ossuary Anex, have just revealed details of what will be their 3rd album to be entitled "Obscurantism Apogee", which will be released in September 22nd, 2020 through Xtreem Music on CD format.
Ossuary Anex were formed in 2008 and released two albums: "Awakening" (2012) and "Mutilation Through Prayer" (2016) before joining Xtreem Music and releasing their mini CD "Holy Blasphemition" in 2018. Already with their 3rd album "Obscurantism Apogee", where Dave Rotten (AVULSED) and Frank Rini (INTERNAL BLEEDING) collaborate, the band has achieved a much more mature and personal sound where its roots based on bands like SUFFOCATION, PYREXIA or SKINLESS, merge with different elements that makes them differ from the mass of meaningless bands that infest Brutal Death today. Cover artwork, once again, has been made by the genius Vladimir 'Smerdulak' Chebakov.
Release date for "Obscurantism Apogee" will be September 22nd, 2020 through Xtreem Music on CD format. You can visit OSSUARY ANEX's official site here: www.facebook.com/OssuaryAnex
Finnish Dark Metallers Kaamos Warriors release second single and music video from their upcoming third album
Finnish dark metal band Kaamos Warriors released a new single Kuilu. The track is taken from the upcoming third album "Kirous" which is set to be released later on 2020.
Watch music video here: https://youtu.be/ipPMApS5jEA
Guitarist Jani Moilanen comments:
"The fast paced song Kuilu is the second single from the upcoming album capturing the essence of Kaamos Warrior's brutal yet beautiful atmospheric dark music."
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Extreme Belarusian Avant Garde duo Mora Prokaza are now releasing the third brand new track taken from their forthcoming album 'By Chance'. The album is scheduled for release on July 3rd, 2020. The new offering 'I'm Not Yours' can now be viewed via HERE!
Welcome to the unnerving and anger driven world of MORA PROKAZA where madness reigns! Just like MORA PROKAZA, the upcoming new opus ‘By Chance’ cannot be contained nor be put in one single musical category. A mixture between Avant Garde Black Metal meets New School Trap, integrated with the Belarusian arts roots that lay so deep within.
The band with the cunning name MORA PROKAZA was formed back in 2013 by Farmakon (guitars, vocals) and Isvind (drums). Both musicians have a long-term experience of playing in many local Belarusian extreme metal bands. The material for the first release “Bringer of Plague” was quickly composed and released in early 2015 and with that, MORA PROKAZA shared Russian stages with bands such as HELL SPIRIT, SUSPERIA, DARKEND, CLAYMORDS, MORIBUND OBLIVION and many others. In the winter of 2015, the band even supported INQUISITION in St. Petersburg (RU).
Shortly after the release of their debut album, Isvind leaves MORA PROKAZA and furious drummer Hatestorm joins the band commencing the recording of new material. With the addition of Hatestorm, the band opened up for new opportunities and In May 2015 the musicians present a brand-new EP "My Awakening" shorty followed by a new full-length "Dark Universe" (2016).
In 2018 MORA PROKAZA completely changed their approach to composing and sound concept and with the release of the single ‘Blacker than Black’, the band reinvented themselves with great feedback from fans all around the world. The band set out for new musical horizons and started recording a brand-new full length after signing a deal with Season of Mist.
Take what you will from ‘By Chance’. The underlying aggression in its purest form or perhaps the philosophical glance towards spiritual growth. In the end, WIMG?
Russian Dance Metallers Xe-None are back with a brand new single "Cosmos" - their first single taken from their new upcoming album. This song is dedicated to all Soviet people who worked on the space program, the first cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin and all those who believe that one day humanity will find new worlds in the Universe!
"Cosmos" is currently available on all digital services: https://band.link/7DtxQ
Also Xe-None released a lyric-video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0F5QfRLmfjw
The symphonic/gothic metal band Graveshadow have released a new single, “Gwynnbleidd,” the Sacramento, California-based act’s first new music in two years. The track – which is now available for streaming on Spotify, Apple Music, Bandcamp and other digital platforms – marks the recording debut of the group’s new vocalist, Rachl Quinn, as well as new bassist Luci Rae. You can view a streaming audio player on YouTube - https://youtu.be/XrorDG70g3Q or find direct links at www.smarturl.com/Graveshadow
According to guitarist Aaron Robitsch,
“’Gwynnbleidd” was inspired by the popular Netflix fantasy drama ‘The Witcher.’ I initially wrote the music for the project that Will (Walker, guitars) and I were going to form when Graveshadow seemed like it was over,” he explains. “When Rachl was recruited, we felt that the song had the potential to showcase her vocals perfectly and show a strong comeback for the band. Lyrically, Rachl took inspiration from ‘The Witcher,’ continuing our trend of songs being influenced from a variety of fandoms, including ‘Game of Thrones,’ ‘World of Warcraft,’ ‘The Legend of Zelda’ and ‘Doctor Who.’”
“I’m really excited about this track. I feel it showcases the next natural evolution of Graveshadow’s sound, and Aaron did a fantastic job composing it. It was also the first chance we got to work with Rachl in a writing capacity, and I’m thrilled with how it turned out. I was on a huge ‘Witcher’ kick, so when Rachl wanted the lyrics to centre on Geralt and Ciri’s relationship, I was on board immediately. We’ve always enjoyed weaving lyrics about our favourite stories into our music, and I think this is one that our fans are really going to enjoy. It showcases a leap forward in the guitar work, and the orchestrations are bombastic and uplifting at the same time. This is just a taste of what we’ll be releasing later this year, and I feel it’s a damn fine first sip!”
“Gwynnbleidd” is expected to appear on Graveshadow's forthcoming EP, which will further showcase the potential displayed on their 2015 debut “Nocturnal Resurrection” and “Ambition's Price,” both of which saw the group deftly mix symphonic and gothic metal with elements of doom, thrash and epic progressive power metal. Additional details on the new release will follow in the coming months.
Since forming in 2013, Graveshadow have earned extensive praise for mixing fantasy-based lyrics with crushing guitars, beautiful keyboard melodies, thundering bass, earth-shattering drums and powerful vocals that range from operatic highs to unearthly growls, creating a rich and dynamic musical atmosphere that is ripe for storytelling. The group has built a steady following in the Western United States in recent years through regional tours and performances alongside the likes of Sirenia, Tarja, Angra, Arkona, Children of Bodom, Apocalyptica, Marty Friedman, Death Angel, Flotsam and Jetsam and Anvil.
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Lamb Of God has released “Routes,” the fourth single from their June 19 self-titled Epic Records release, featuring a guest appearance from Testament vocalist Chuck Billy.
A visualizer for the track is available now at http://lamb-of-god.com. Fans can pre-order Lamb of God, including a new alternate CD cover version signed by all five band members, now at the band’s official web store: http://shop.lamb-of-god.com.
“Routes” was lyrically inspired by vocalist D. Randall Blythe’s time alongside native peoples at the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in North Dakota during the No DAPL movement. This protest, which began with just a few Native women and children camping at the site in protest of the pipeline being built so near to their water supply on unseeded treaty land, quickly grew to an encampment of thousands and received global attention.
“I went to Standing Rock because I had heard reports of violence committed on the peaceful protestors there by both state law enforcement and private security contractors, and this violence was not reported in mainstream media for the most part. I went to bring supplies and support these people, who were trying to protect their water, and thereby protect everyone, as everything in the natural world is protected. I was there a week, made some great friends, and learned a lot. It was a very profound experience in my life, and I knew one day I would write a song about it.”
Although Blythe conveys his story through the song’s vivid lyrics, he called in his friend Chuck Billy, who is of Pomo Native American heritage, to lend a deeper authenticity to his narrative.
“My experience, although my own, was tempered and shaped by the hundreds of years of brutal oppression of Native peoples in our country. So, it was imperative for me to have a Native voice represented on the song, and Chuck Billy was happy to be that voice. At the end, there is a call and response section - Chuck calls and I respond. This is intentional. Musically, it is symbolic of my experience there. A native voice leads, bringing forth positive energy and calling to the people to unite, and I reply, providing support. That was my physical experience, and it is reflected in the song.”
Chuck Billy adds:-
“It was a great honour as a proud Pomo Native American to be asked by Lamb Of God to do some guest vocals on this song. The No DAPL movement by the indigenous people of this country was a historic event. Being able to lend my voice to represent the Native American people, complementing Randy's storytelling and lyrics, is something really special to me. I’m glad this movement was put in a musical message, and I am extremely happy to have been a part of it.”
Audiences got a taste of the first new Lamb Of God music in nearly five years with “Checkmate” back in February, followed by “Memento Mori” and the most recent single, “New Colossal Hate.” All four songs will appear on Lamb Of God, the follow-up to VII: Sturm und Drang (2015). The album was once again produced by collaborator Josh Wilbur (Gojira, Korn, Megadeth, Trivium), fuelled by a mountain of riffs and looming rhythmic shadows. It is also the band’s first record with Cruz, who sat behind the kit with Lamb Of God in 2018 and became an official member the following year. In addition to Chuck Billy, the new album features a guest appearance from Jamey Jasta (Hatebreed). Blythe sounds more driven and insightful than ever on Lamb Of God, offering up the angriest and most comprehensive diatribes, addressing modern life in the current landscape, of his storied career thus far.
Lamb Of God propelled heavy metal into the new millennium two decades ago with the prophetically titled New American Gospel. They followed with 2003’s As the Palaces Burn, which made the Rolling Stone list of the Top 100 Greatest Metal Albums of All Time. Ashes of the Wake (2004) was the first Lamb Of God album to be certified gold by the RIAA, followed by Sacrament (2006), which debuted in Billboard’s Top 10. Wrath (2009) earned the No. 1 spot on Billboard’s Hard Rock, Rock, and Tastemaker charts and was No. 2 on the Billboard 200. Those No. 1 positions were repeated with Resolution (2012). VII: Sturm und Drang (2015) debuted at No. 3 in North America and in the Top 5 in several countries. The single “512” from VII: Sturm und Drang received a Grammy nod for the “Best Metal Performance,” making it Lamb Of God’s fifth Grammy nomination.
Brazilian progressive metallers Caravellus have inked a worldwide record deal with Rockshots Records for the release of their third album coming out later this year.
Featuring Dark Avenger's guitarist Glauber Oliveira, Caravellus bring the technical sophistication of progressive metal while transcending the genre by writing amazing songs with masterful musicality. The arrangements and song structures with highly technical, challenging instrumental work and unbelievable melodic vocal harmonies. With elements of thundering metal, rock, jazz, classical, Brazilian folk rhythms, solos with unstoppable guitar shredding and intense keyboards.
The first single 'Panis Et Circenses' off the new album, that features drummer John Macaluso (Malmsteen, Riot, Ark, Labyrinth) as special guest, is now available at the following links:
Glauber Oliveira - Guitars
Daniel Felix - Keyboards
Pedro Nunes - Drums
Fernando Molinari - Bass
Leandro Caçoilo - Vocals
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Australian progressive metal band Ironstone is set to release their debut EP Prophecy on 29 May 2020. Today they are thrilled to present Downpour, a new single and video from Prophecy. The video was premiered at Metal.de yesterday. (Video below)
The band states:-
"Downpour was written quite a while ago and has developed over time. We incorporated an eastern theme to create the atmosphere of a heavy, monsoonal storm. We loved the idea of filming a music video in pouring rain, which was actually a major incentive to write the song. The lyrics deal with missing the early signs of trouble and then suddenly finding yourself immersed in a bad situation. The song is really about the beauty of hindsight! “
Downpour is both aggressive and melodic, with a djent driven guitar riff that interweaves with a Japanese koto, giving the song a distinctly oriental feel. It features heavily down-tuned guitars, a brutal breakdown, ambient synth elements, an intricate guitar solo and a strong melody.
Music & Lyrics by E.Warren
Mixed and Mastered by Chris Thelmeco (Monolith Studios)
The video for Downpour revolves around lots of water, slow motion and a very wet band. Even though Downpour is not about rain, the video represents the song with that very thing. Torrential rain.
Downpour was mixed and mastered by Chris Themelco of Monolith Studios, Melbourne.
Downpour is out now! - https://gyro.lnk.to/Downpour
Finnish Melodic Death group Re-armed drop new single; 'Ignis Aeternum' drops this June via Black Lion Records
Finnish Melodic death unit Re-Armed unleashed the lyric video for “Ode to Life” which features guitar solo contribution from Euge Valovirta (CyHra). The track serves as the second single from their upcoming album, Ignis Aeternum, slated for worldwide release on 05th June via Black Lion Records.
“We consistently choose to challenge both ourselves and the world around us. Breaking all boundaries is part of our writing process these days. This song is a good example of it. Metal music is generally full of cliches when it comes to song and album themes but we wanted to avoid most of these obvious cliches. Ode to Life dives musically and lyrically into the realms of existence. It is literally an ode to life itself, to our biodiversity, to our home planet Earth. So instead of all death, misery, and negativity, we do have positive messages within this song and in the whole album.”
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Hailing from Kerava, Finland, Re-Armed has been around since 2001. Over the course of their nearly two decades of prolific journey, they underwent several line-up changes and unearthed three critically acclaimed full-lengths, an EP, and numerous demo releases. Their tight and fierce on-stage showmanship let them tour/share stage with many influential names of the metal world and appear at numerous European and Asian venues/fests, including Bloodstock Open Air, Suomi Feast, and Neurotic Death Fest.
Incorporating death metal, thrash metal, and symphonic influences to put an exciting modern feel to their crafts, Re-Armed made “Gothenburg metal” a scarcely appropriate tag to define their sound. And their forthcoming album, Ignis Aeternum, dives musically and lyrically into the realms of existence. It is an ode to life itself, to biodiversity, and to the planet Earth. Every song on the album contains beautiful melodies, elegant symphonic elements, and cleaner vocals than that of their previously released materials.
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