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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Italian Metalcore horde The End At The Beginning unveil new single "Water" taken from the new EP "Elements"
Italian metalcore warriors The End At The Beginning revealed "Water", the second single taken from the new EP "Elements" out on June 1st 2020. The song was produced by Federico Ascari at Wavemotion Recordings. Listen "Water" HERE.
Speaking about the new track, the band says:
"'Water' is the second single taken from the EP called “Elements”. The song talks about the feeling of loss of a loved one. Through moments of denial and desperation, the song explores the path to deal with this feeling. This drives to the epiphany: we can’t erase the pain but the love we felt will remain as a guiding light above our choices. In order to represent this setting, a melancholy and melodic sound pervades the entire song supported by a leading orchestral section".
The End At The Beginning is a Metalcore band born in Bologna (Italy) in 2011. The band released its first EP in 2012 while In 2014 released its first unsigned LP: "Appearances". In 2016 the band signed with Famined Records the release of "Revelations", the second LP. They have also started to gain international attention winning the "Unsigned Artist Of The Month" competition by Artery Recordings in April 2015 and starting to play European shows. After a long break started in 2018 that saw the leaving of the singer and guitarist, the band announces the return in 2019 with a new line-up with Nicolò Bazzani as the singer and Massimo Bontempi as the guitarist. The band has been writing new material, pushing the boundaries of the modern metal sound and incorporating strong melodic elements thanks to a particular attention in the arrangements and vocal production.
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Watch the life-in-quarantine video for “Wasted on You” self-shot by the band HERE (link live at 12pm EST/5pm UK)
Evanescence has announced their first album of new original music in nine years - The Bitter Truth (RCA UK) - which will be released incrementally over the course of this year. Launching the first song and video, “Wasted on You” HERE (link will go live at 12pm EST / 9am PST/5pm UK) today, Friday 24th April, it will premiere live via YouTube during which singer Amy Lee will participate in a fan Q&A.
The video for “Wasted on You” was shot by each band member - lead singer-songwriter and pianist Amy Lee, bassist Tim McCord, drummer Will Hunt, lead guitarist Troy McLawhorn, and guitarist Jen Majura - on their iPhones while currently in isolation. The intimately shot video (directed by P.R. Brown in collaboration with the band) breaks through the emotional stillness and numbness of the current time to reflect the internal highs and lows that each of us are experiencing on a daily basis.
Perfectly encapsulating the current moods of disconnection from the world, lack of control, and purposelessness felt by so many, the video finds the band members alone at their homes and with their families, biding time and trying to create in a world and for an audience that seems smaller than ever. Paired with Amy Lee’s stunning vocals and the band’s signature pure-rock sound, the song’s central refrain is shockingly timely & universal.
As Amy explains:-
“We were recording this music right up until we couldn’t go into the studio anymore, and finished it remotely through file sharing and phone calls. We are still writing and have a lot more work to do on this album, but this time we wanted to release the songs individually, as we create, to live more in the moment with our fans and our music.
‘Wasted On You’ wasn’t the song we were planning to release first, but when the whole world went into indefinite lockdown and everything changed, so did the feeling and meaning of what we wanted to say right now. I didn’t write these lyrics about what we’re all now going through, but somehow that’s exactly what they are.
As far as business is concerned, this is considered a terrible time to release. But we believe that people need music now more than ever. We do, and we’re not going to wait to share it because who knows what tomorrow brings. Who knows if it even comes?"
Director P.R. Brown adds:-
“After we started looking at the footage it was clear that the band members were each going through similar things. I started building an edit seeing those scenarios play out over and over again and linked them together to tell their stories.”
The Bitter Truth takes its foundation in the epic, signature sound that has earned Evanescence two GRAMMY awards and more than 23 million album sales worldwide. Producer Nick Raskulinecz (Foo Fighters, Rush, Deftones) has been tracking with the band in Nashville since late January. In a break from the past, the band will be rolling out a series of songs from the album incrementally, culminating in the release of the full album. Later this year, the band plans to tour through Europe on the rescheduled co-headline tour with Within Temptation originally scheduled for this month. Conditions permitting, the band will also continue to perform shows in other parts of the world as well.
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Ministry releases new song "Alert Level" + lyric video; Al Jourgensen asks fans to make videos answering “How Concerned Are You?”
With a new election on the horizon and America still on the brink, Ministry’s Al Jourgensen has re-entered the studio to create his missives that will become material for a to-be-announced new album on Nuclear Blast Records. The first taste comes today with the bold new track “Alert Level” accompanied by a provocative lyric video, created by Agent Ogden.
See the video on Nuclear Blast’s YouTube page: https://youtu.be/qctA4yGMXWA
The song is the first new material from Jourgensen in two years and has a timely message as America—and the global population—faces epidemics, environmental crises, political corruption and one of the biggest elections of our lifetime.
Regarding “Alert Level,” Jourgensen says:-
“We finished the song in January and it sounded great during rehearsals for our Australia/Japan tour dates, before we went into quarantine. The original plan was to finish the new record before the July ‘Industrial Strength’ US tour so we could have an Election Day release, but in lieu of the circumstances—and how relevant the song feels for these bizarre times—we decided to release ‘Alert Level’ now. Considering that this song features the question ‘How concerned are you?’ I’ll be interested to see how folks answer it themselves.”
Hear Jourgensen discuss more about “Alert Level” on Bill Burr’s latest episode of his “Monday Morning Podcast”: https://billburr.com/monday-morning-podcast-4-20-20/
With the release of “Alert Level,” fans are asked to be a part of the larger conversation by answering the question posed by the song’s central message, “How concerned are you?” Fans should upload videos, 30 seconds or less, to their social media profiles with the hashtag #MinistryAlertLevel. All the members of Ministry will be watching from home and selecting the videos most meaningful to them, which will be later shared.
Ministry also encourages fans to voice their concerns by voting in the upcoming 2020 elections and has partnered with Head Count to help voters to become registered in time. More info can be found here: http://ministryband.com/vote
“Alert Level” will be included on Ministry’s upcoming 15th full-length release and the follow-up to the acclaimed 2018 record, “AmeriKKKant,” which was a return to form for the industrial juggernaut and garnered international tour dates, a collaboration with Wax Trax! and a support slot on Slayer’s final tour.
Credits for “Alert Level” include:
Al Jourgensen – vocals/guitar/keys
Cesar Soto - guitar/bass
Dan Cleary - bass
Roy Mayorga - drums
Arabian Prince - scratch
Michael Rozon - keys, drum programming
Liz Walton, Chad & Jill Smith - backup vocals
Engineered by Michael Rozon
Mixed by Al Jourgensen & Michael Rozon
Produced by Al Jourgensen
Mastered by DNA Mastering
Greek Psychedelic Progressive Metallers Hail Spirit Noir premiere new song 'The First Ape On New Earth'
Greek Psychedelic / Progressive Metallers Hail Spirit Noir unveil the first single, "The First Ape On New Earth", from their forthcoming studio album, "Eden In Reverse". The release is slated for June 19th on Agonia Records.
Listen to the new song, at: https://youtu.be/6kf--_8d0ko
The band had this to say on the new album:-
"This is the album we've spent the most time on. We started off doing some experiments without any idea where they could lead to. After the first 3-4 tracks, we realized we were onto something new for the band. We were no longer in the 60s-70s zone but more in the 70s-80s. The songs sounded retro-futuristic and surreal but they were also more prog, psychedelic and challenging than ever. In the lyrics, we re-wrote the story of Eden from a surreal, Richard Dawkins-esque, Darwinian point of view. The result was Eden in Reverse".
Hail Spirit Noir is an intriguing psychedelic prog metal band, with strong experimental and prog rock influences, recommended for fans of Oranssi Pazuzu, Ulver, Borknagar, or Ghost, yet with an identity of its own. Their third and last album, "Mayhem In Blue", was released to critical acclaim in 2016, and was followed by several festival appearances, including a thundering performance at Roadburn (which simultaneously marked the first-ever appearance of a Greek band at the festival) and other festivals such as Inferno (Norway), Dark Bombastic Evening (Romania) and more.
The group was established late 2010 as a trio and issued their debut album "Pneuma" two years later. Its warm reception strengthened the band's experimental approach and enhanced its quirky take on music, all of which inevitably led to the release of "Oi Magoi" in 2014; a psychedelic prog-black metal opus of trippy melodies and satyric aura. Followed by "Mayhem In Blue" in 2016, the band's signature sound was solidified, and at the same time expanded into more aggressive territories, without abandoning the group's trademark psychedelic-infused melodies. Since 2018, the trio has been joined full-time by its live members, changing the band into a sextet. The new album "Eden In Reverse" was completed late 2019. It is regarded by Hail Spirit Noir as the next step in their ongoing evolution, this time with an 80s twist.
"Eden In Reverse" was recorded at Lunatech Studios. The album was produced and mixed by Dimitris Douvras (Rotting Christ) and mastered by Alan Douches (Nile, Aborted, Whitechapel). Cover artwork was prepared by StuZor. The track "Crossroads" features guest vocals from Lars Nedland of Borknagar.
- Jewelcase CD.
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- Gatefold black LP.
- Gatefold white / grey marble LP.
- Gatefold clear LP with blue, silver and yellow splatter.
Haris - synths
Theoharis - guitars, vocals
J. Demian - bass, acoustic guitars
Sakis Bandis - synths
Cons Marg - vocals
Foivos Chatzis - drums
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Symphonic Dark Metal band Thy Despair unleash the third single, "Falling Star" taken from "The Song Of Desolation" album coming out May 8 via Rockshots Records.
The band commented with:-
"Don’t allow despair fulfil your heart. Watch the falling star, make a wish and it will come true"
Thy Despair blends black, gothic, doom, symphonic and melodic death elements into their sound along with vocals being sung in both English and Ukrainian.
"The Song Of Desolation" features 10 tracks each with its own tale to tell and a statement that unites all of them together.
Australian metal band Make Them Suffer have shared new song "Drown With Me." The song will appear on the quintet's forthcoming album How To Survive A Funeral, which arrives this summer via Rise Records.
Listen to the song here
"'Drown With Me' is just a really fucked up love song," the band bluntly explains. "Love can be beautiful, but also dark and terrifying. The lyrics 'Take my hand, don't be scared, drown with me if you can' beckons the listener to take the plunge into the unknown."
Make Them Suffer previously shared video for the first single Erase Me watch and listen here.
How To Survive A Funeral is the Make Them Suffer's fourth full-length and sees inspiration from their past and present sounds twisted together into a package that will define their place amongst their contemporaries as a truly creative act. The band enlisted Drew Fulk A.K.A. WZRDBLD, who has worked with everyone from Motionless In White and Bullet For My Valentine to Yelawolf and Lil' Wayne. The band travelled to L.A. to hole up at Fulk's studio. It marked the first time in the band's career that it worked this closely with a producer and the result is truly something unique.
Colombian Death Metallers The Scum release lyric video for new single from forthcoming 'Dead Eyes' EP
Colombian Death Metal masters The Scum have released a lyric video for "No Forgiveness," the second single from the band's forthcoming Dead Eyes EP. This time, the band from Manizales surprises us with a fast and ruthless song that recalls the sounds of pioneers of old school death metal, such as Benediction, Grave, Unleashed, Dismember, and Entombed.
"No Forgiveness" (Lyric Video) - youtu.be/4aOxH-LpnvE
The video was edited by Francisco Henao and Attia Studios in Manizales. The song has a first class production job with the participation of Tomás Skogsberg doing the Mix at Sunlight Studios (Dismember, Carnage, Necrophobic, Grave, Entombed) in Sweden, and mastered by the renowned engineer Andy Classen (Holy Moses, Asphyx, Belphegor, Krisiun, Destruction) at Stage One Studio in Germany.
Dead Eyes will be released May 1 via Wild Noise Productions. The EP was produced in Sunlight Studios by Tomas Skolberg and mastered by Andy Classen at Stage One Studio.
Last month the band released the official video for the title track, which features none other than Dave Ingram of the mighty Benediction. An impressive work directed by Juan Diego Escobar Alzate and Afasia Films, the video, premiered by Slam Worldwide has already 8.000 views on YouTube. Check it out at youtu.be/raJvE8T_Fl4
The Scum is an Old School Death Metal band formed in Manizales, Colombia in 2014 by Santiago de Los Rios, Mauricio Aristizabal and Jose Ospina. In 2015 they released their first work titled Self Destructive Race under the Colombian label Brutalized Records. In 2018 they released their second work called Ashen, after which the band started a promotional tour with international dates in Ecuador, Cali (w/ Destruction) and big festivals as "Festival Ejerock" with Tim Ripper Owens (USA), Strike Master (Mex) and more, as well as "Festival Grita Rock" (w/ The Haunted, Pungent Stench). The band is releasing a new EP titled Dead Eyes through Wild Noise Productions. This single features a collaboration with one of the most iconic guttural voices in classic death metal, Mr. Dave Ingram of Benediction.
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