Spanish Death Metallers Unbounded Terror release first single from upcoming album; new release details announced
The legendary Spanish Death Metal band Unbounded Terror have just finished the recording process of their highly anticipated sophomore album, which will be released 28 years after their classic debut "Nest of Affliction", in 1992. The new album will be entitled "Faith in Chaos" and will be released in January 2nd, 2020 through Xtreem Music on CD and 12"LP format.
Stream the first single advance "Hiding From The Light" at this location: https://youtu.be/P_zi7uGIzv8
Formed in 1990, Unbounded Terror are one of the most legendary names under the Spanish Death Metal scene, having the honour of releasing the first national Death Metal album in both 12"LP, CD and cassette through Drowned Prod. (pre-Repulse/ Xtreem Music.) Now Unbounded Terror return to what has always been their home, with a superb album that keeps their classic old and genuine Death Metal style.
The recording of "Faith in Chaos" was done by Nico Beninato at Kimera Recordings in Palma de Mallorca, and then mastered in Germany by guru Dan Swanö at Unisound Studios, resulting in an absolutely overwhelming sounding album. The cover of this new work has been in charge of the always great Juanjo Castellano.
Spanish Heavy Metallers Street Lethal sign with Fighter Records; new single and release details announced
Spanish heavy metallers Street Lethal have just signed a deal with Fighter Records for the release of their debut album "Welcome to the Row", which will see the light of day on December 5th 2019 on CD format.
You can listen to "Tyrants", the first single advance, right here: https://youtu.be/Gur4aDtVn2w
Street Lethal were born in Barcelona in 2014 and that same year they released their first EP entitled "Chainbreaker", a live recording entitled "Live From the Street" in 2015 (11 tracks including versions of RUNNING WILD, HOLOCAUST, X-BOLT MOTÖRHEAD and BLACK SABBATH) and a sophomore EP entitled "Look Out! And Stay in the Streets" in 2016, all of them independently while building a small name within the national heavy metal scene.
In 2017, Street Lethal changed drummer and incorporated a second guitarist, completing the current line-up that recorded its debut full-length album entitled "Welcome to the Row", obtaining a record deal with Fighter Records for the worldwide promotion and distribution.
Street Lethal plays a fresh and powerful heavy metal sound with catchy riffs, vibrant guitar solos, a great attitude and the amazing voice of Hell Rose Lethal, where they merge classic influences in the vein of JUDAS PRIEST, W.A.S.P., WARLOCK and IRON MAIDEN with modern sounds in the tradition SKULL FIST, STRIKER, CAULDRON or STALLION, something that will surely please any lover of good heavy metal.
Bristling with an epically baroque life and energy, Finland’s multi-Platinum cello-rockers Apocalyptica have unveiled their brand new single ‘Ashes Of The Modern World.’ The song is taken from Cell-0, their upcoming ninth studio album, released on January 10th via Silver Lining Music.
The powerful video was directed by the award-winning Finnish photographer/videographer Ville Juurikkala who has worked with a wide variety of prominent artists from Guns N’ Roses and Aerosmith to opera singer Andrea Bocelli.
The recording of Cell-0 followed a four-year break between albums that gave the band - Eicca Toppinen, Perttu Kivilaakso, Paavo Lötjönen, and Mikko Sirén, all of whom are classically-trained musicians - a fresh perspective and affected the way they approached the new music. The album sees them return to their roots and is the quartet’s first instrumental album in 17 years, finding Apocalyptica challenging themselves to discover new flavours and colours in their respective instruments.
“It is tough to express without lyrics, but in Cell-0, we found particles of our universe previously unknown to us,” they explained. “Millions of notes combine to create music just as millions of cells combine to create life, and when you visualize the whole thing, similar patterns appear.”
Produced by Apocalyptica, mixed by Andrew Scheps (Red Hot Chili Peppers, Lana Del Rey, Metallica and Black Sabbath), and recorded at Sonic Pump Studios in Helsinki, Cell-0 sees the band soaring into ethereal space on ‘Ashes Of The Modern World,’ while diving head-first into aggressive thrash cello-riffery during ‘En Route To Mayhem.’
Rather than put strategic attention on aspects like writing singles, the band approached Cell-0 as a fully-formed piece of art, connecting the right details and hues with the energy of being a real cello-metal band. By pushing themselves to find other places and levels in their music, Apocalyptica opened up to some seemingly unorthodox methods and emotions while travelling through that creative process.
“These new songs have so many layers and are so complex, and it’s not always easy to point exactly what they are about,” Toppinen expresses. “But I think that’s also the beauty of instrumental music, that the listener always can feel free to experience the same songs in very, very different ways. It’s also one reason why we don’t want to explain the songs before they’re experienced.”
In support of the release of Cell-0, Apocalyptica will Special Guest with Sabaton on a 15-country, 23-date European arenas tour, including an appearance at Wembley Arena on February 8th 2020. All confirmed dates are below.
17 Hallenstadion, Zurich, Switzerland
18 Schleyerhalle, Stuttgart, Germany
19 Olympiahalle, Munich, Germany
21 Gasometer, Vienna, Austria
22 Arena, Budapest, Hungary
24 Torwar, Warsaw, Poland
25 Max Schmeling Halle, Berlin, Germany
26 O2 Arena, Prague, Czech Republic
28 Alcatraz, Milan, Italy
30 Arena Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany
31 Festhalle, Frankfurt, Germany
1 König Pilsener Arena, Oberhausen, Germany
2 Sportpaleis, Antwerp, Belgium
4 Sant Jordi, Barcelona, Spain
5 Vistalegre, Madrid, Spain
7 Zenith, Paris, France
8 Wembley Arena, London, UK
9 Afas Live, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
11 Sporthalle, Hamburg, Germany
12 Forum Black Box, Copenhagen, Denmark
14 Scandinavium, Gothenburg, Sweden
15 Hovet, Stockholm, Sweden
16 Spektrum, Oslo, Norway
Cell-0 will be available in a variety of formats, including CD Mediabook, heavy-weight double vinyl and a variety of digital download options. Pre-order at www.apocalyptica.com.
Spanish Death Metallers Undead are returning with their debut album, 'Existential Horror'. Scheduled to be released as a CD version by Godz Ov War Productions on late October.
Album was mixed and mastered by Tore Stjerna at Necromorbus Studio.
Cover art and layout were prepared by Branca Studio.
Diving into the deepest horrors of the human mind and the human soul, the Undead horde serves some filthy and repulsive, blasting and bulldozing, totally old school death metal, deeply rooted in the classic releases and following the path of the ancient masters of the genre, while actually adding some purulent ingredients of their own and making the album a truly intense sonic feast! Dare to spend half an hour plus with this ferocious, vicious, aggressive and relentless metal of death straight from the grave...
Veteran Spanish Death Metallers Obscure announce new release details; listen to the first advance single
Legendary Spanish death metallers Obscure have just finished the recording process of their long-awaited debut album, 30 years after their formation, and now they have revealed the cover art, tracklist and the first advance single of what will be known as "Darkness Must Prevail", which will be released through Xtreem Music in November 5th in CD format and 12" LP.
Listen to the single "Curse of My Race" in the following links:
Obscure is one of the first death metal bands that emerged on the Spanish scene back in 1988 and "Darkness Must Prevail" means the band's return to the label that, then under the name of Repulse Records, released its second demo "Curse the Course" recorded in December 1990 and released in January 1991. In 2016, Xtreem Music released a CD entitled "Back to Skull", which included the band's three demos. This new album keeps 4 of the 5 original members (except the vocalist) and has been mixed and mastered at Unisound Studios by Dan Swanö, keeping the style that the band practised before their split in 1994 intact; heavy and dark death metal with strong Nordic reminiscences. Cover art has been done by artist Remy Cooper from Headplit Design.
Spanish melodic death metallers In Thousand Lakes have released a lyric-video for the track "Murder Castle", the second single to be extracted from their upcoming EP "Evolution", to be released
on September 25th 2019 via Xtreem Music.
You can watch the lyric-video at this location: https://youtu.be/WQ-fcvsa5og
"Evolution" features 6 new tracks and a cover version of the classic "Breaking the Chains" by Dokken, which features special guests Pedro J. Monge (Vhäldemar) and vocalist Leire Tejada. This new album has been recorded at Chromaticity Studios (Vhäldemar, Valkyria, Rise To Fall...) and in it we find quite varied compositions where the band's influences range from European melodic death metal to heavy, thrash and progressive metal.
Mythical Spanish doomsters Golgotha have just finished the recording process of their long-awaited new album. The band has revealed the cover art, tracklist and the first advance single of what will be known as "Erasing the Past", the band's fourth album set to be released through Xtreem Music on October 22nd both on CD and 12" LP formats.
You can listen to the single "Distorted Tears" at the following locations:
"Erasing the Past" is the band's return to the label that, then under the name of Repulse Records, released their debut EP "Caves of Mind" in 1994. This new album keeps the two founding members Vicente Payá (guitar, also in Unbounded Terror) and Amón López (vocals), creating what is surely their best and most mature work to date, with an impressive production by Miguel Angel Riutort "Mega", at the Psychosomatic Recording Studio.
On August 27th, and for 40 days, Golgotha will launch a crowdfunding campaign where you can pre-order the album in limited and exclusive editions on both CD and vinyl 12 "LP, as well as T-shirt, zip hoodies, cloth bag and sticker, in addition to their previous EP on CD and 12 "LP, all signed by the members themselves. You can get detailed information right here: http://verkami.golgothaofficial.com
Spanish Heavy Metallers Blackhearth have signed with Sliptrick Records.
Blackhearth is a multi faceted Heavy Metal project combined with genres such as ambient music and prog. Asier Larrea (Drums) and Alex Hernández (Lead & Rhythm Guitar) have remained Blackhearth’s primary driving force throughout the years and they decided to look for professional musicians to carry out a project. With their line-up complete, the group recorded their self-titled debut album which will be released worldwide via Sliptrick Records and due to hit the streets on October 29th.
Their songs include strong influences from the very best classic Heavy Metal bands and often include acoustic guitar passages and some atmospheric landscapes.
Blackhearth | Released October 29th 2019 via Sliptrick Records
Alex Hernández – Guitar
Asier Larrea – Drums
Jorge Sánchez – Bass
Endika Ortega – Guitar
Julio Veiga – Keyboards
Alain Concepción – Vocals
Band links: Facebook | Youtube | Twitter | On Sliptrick
Spanish death metal pioneers Necrophiliac have just signed to Xtreem Music for the release of their long-awaited sophomore album, which comes 27 years after their legendary debut "Chaopula - Citadel of Mirrors", released back in 1992 by the pre-Xtreem Music label, Drowned Productions. This new album is being recorded and is set to be finished by the end of the year. Release date is planned for February 2020.
Necrophiliac emerged in 1988 and recorded 5 demos before releasing their classic debut album "Chaopula - Citadel of Mirrors" in 1992, becoming a genre milestone within the Spanish death metal scene. The band dissolved a year later, and returned in 2016 coinciding with the Xtreem Music re-issue of their album in a 2-CD set with all their demos, under the title of "Maze of Forking Paths". Since then, the band has been offering selected shows within the Spanish territory and writing new songs for what will be their second full-length, which is being recorded by Jesús "Punti" Montilla in the Sonic Banana Studios and will be mastered by Dan Swanö at Unisound Studios. The cover art will be a conceptual work created by the artist Artem Grigoryev.
The current line-up of Necrophiliac has four of the original members:
Plus the newly incorporated bassist Ramón. The new album will be available in CD and 12 "LP.
Watch a live video from 2017: https://youtu.be/GH9l6obbbGI
More details to be announced soon. In the meantime, you can visit the band's official Facebook page at: www.facebook.com/necrophiliacdeathmetal
Spanish Melodic Death Metallers In Thousand Lakes unveil 1st single, cover art and tracklist from new album
Spanish melodic Death Metal band In Thousand Lakes have just revealed the cover art, tracklist and 1st advance single of what will be their new 7-song EP that will be entitled "Evolution" which will be released through Xtreem Music next September 25th.
Emerged in 1996, In Thousand Lakes are perhaps the leading band within the national melodic Death Metal scene. Releasing their 1st demo in '96 and their 1st album in '98, the band stopped their activity until 2014 when they released a comeback EP and in 2017, their 2nd album "Age of Decay" came out through Xtreem Music which is also releasing this new EP "Evolution".
"Evolution" contains 6 new tracks and a cover version of the classic "Breaking the Chains" by Dokken in which they have the collaboration with a guitar solo by Pedro J. Monge (VHÄLDEMAR) and vocalist Leire Tejada. This new work has been registered at Chromaticity Studios (VHÄLDEMAR, VALKYRIA, RISE TO FALL...) and in it we find quite varied compositions where the band influences range from European melodic Death Metal, through Heavy, to Thrash Metal, Progressive...
Release date for "Evolution" will be September 25th through Xtreem Music on CD format.
You can visit In Thousand Lakes' official Facebook here: www.facebook.com/inthousandlakesband and listen to the 1st advance single on the following links:
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