Travel through time and dance to the rhythm of “The Misfit’s Swing” with the second powerful single from Diabulus In Musica’s upcoming album, Euphonic Entropy, out on February 14 via Napalm Records! An anthem for those abandoned and misunderstood, “The Misfit’s Swing” – was musically inspired by the swing-fever of the 1930s. It takes the listener into the mind of the titular outcast, who rejects the conformist norms and instead attempts to embrace their own uniqueness. Despite the struggles the misfits face every day, they still strive for freedom from compromises and judging glances, aiming at appreciation of these personal differences and realization of self-worth.
This emotional break-through, depicted on both a textual and instrumental level, unfolds as well in the space of the accompanying lyric video. Just as in the case of the dance itself, the audiovisual melodic charm of “The Misfit’s Swing” dwells in the past, with sepia colour palettes and vintage interiors. Smoothly referring to the cover and sublime musical atmosphere of the upcoming release, the lyric video is, at the same time, a gift for and a homage to the fans. Not only does it include the footage of them dancing to “The Misfit’s Swing”, but, just as the song itself, it furthermore addresses the reassuring feeling of collectivity among individuals isolated from the outer world.
With their second single, Diabulus In Musica convince the listeners that their life among other people may resemble a dance in many aspects – and that there is no better way to go through it confidently than to the sounds of “The Misfit’s Swing”.
Singer Zuberoa Aznárez comments:-
“Here comes “The Misfit's Swing", the song for you all, unique people! Who hasn't felt that they don’t fit in with the rest of society for at least once in their life? Most of us have surely been the object of critics at some point. Sadly, we live in a world where the lack of respect and the fear of other people’s opinions limit us as individuals (personally, artistically...), so... Dance for the time being, to live and let live! Special thanks to all the lovely and brave fans who took part in this lyric video!”
Watch The New Lyric Video for “The Misfit’s Swing” HERE!
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After one month of voting, nearly 6,000 votes cast and countless sharing across all social media platforms by us and nominees alike, the time has come to announce the winners of the GMA Awards 2019.
But before that happens, there will be a change to how the nominees are cast. For 10 months of the year we will be running a series of rounds from which the 10 finalists will be recognised for the annual event.
The system will work as thus: nominees elected in the month of January are voted for in February... February nominees voted in March, etc and finishes with nominees in October being voted for in November - the finalists will then be voted for across the month of December and into early January 2021; finishing 8th January 2021.
Now that's put out into the open, we can finally reveal the winners of the GMA Awards 2019.
Release Of The Year
Best Live Act
Breakthrough African Metal Band
Breakthrough Asian Metal Band
Breakthrough European Metal Band
Breakthrough UK Metal Band
Breakthrough North & Central American Metal Band
Breakthrough Oceanian Metal Band
Breakthrough South American Metal Band
Breakthrough International Metal Band
Festival Of The Year
Music Video Of The Year
Global Metal Ambassador 2019
* Later withdrawn by request of nominee.
The legendary Spanish Heavy Metal band Viuda Negra, has just released the English version of their video-clip of the song "I Will Live", which belongs to their first full-length album "Al Final/In the End", recently released on 2-CD and 12 "LP through Fighter Records and you can watch the video right here: https://youtu.be/xZ5PpKfCCWU
The new album of Viuda Negra is a work full of great songs of Heavy Metal and Hard Rock, songs that made them mythical in the 80's within the national Metal scene, and that now with this new recording and interpretation, with the current sound and arrangements, they make us enjoy a real Metal feast. We are going to enjoy those guitar duels, the shuddering solos and endless trepidation rhythms that will not leave indifferent any lover of the genre.
Viuda Negra's album "Al Final/In the End" was released on 2nd of April 2019 through Fighter Records on 2-CD & 12"LP format. Check out Viuda Negra's official Facebook site here:
The legendary Spanish Death Metal band Aposento is finishing recording what will be their 3rd full length at Trackstereo Studios in Logroño (Spain) with Dan Díez, same technician who has already worked on their previous works.
This new Aposento album will be titled "Conjuring the New Apocalypse" and will contain 10 new tracks in their usual style of the brutal and crushing old school classic Death Metal. The cover art is being made by artist Naroa Etxebarría and this new work is expected to be released next April 2020 through Xtreem Music.
As soon as the recording and the cover art are finished, we will reveal a first advance single, so stay tuned! Meanwhile, you can visit the official website of Aposento at http://b.link/aposento and also watch the video-clip belonging to their previous album in the following link: https://youtu.be/iwRwMSh732I
Finland’s multi-Platinum cello-rock band Apocalyptica have released the video for ‘En Route To Mayhem’, which will transport the viewer to a fantastical post-humanity future. This imaginary world is barren, dusty, and littered with broken pieces of things once considered essential to humankind such as bits of plastic, a teddy bear, crumbling structures, cell phones and computers, bleached bones, and long-forgotten musical instruments. The setting is devoid of mankind, but brimming with the hope of new life; and then one day, thunder, lightning, and one drop at a time, it begins to rain, and Mother Nature steps in. Check out the ‘En Route To Mayhem’ video HERE.
Apocalyptica’s Eicca Toppinen comments:-
“‘En Route To Mayhem’ is a journey of hedonic needs growing into greed and aggression, driving into inner mayhem and ending without satisfaction. This video underlines the fact that however we think we are in control by destroying things and life around us, life itself will take over in the end, always. We are not in control of the bigger picture, and we should be aware of it and raise our respect to life around us.”
The ‘En Route To Mayhem’ video is in support of Apocalyptica’s upcoming album, Cell-0, due out January 10th, 2020 via Silver Lining Music. Produced by Apocalyptica – cellists Eicca Toppinen, Perttu Kivilaakso, and Paavo Lötjönen, and drummer Mikko Sirén and mixed by Andrew Scheps (Red Hot Chili Peppers, Lana Del Rey, Metallica and Black Sabbath), and recorded at Sonic Pump studios in Helsinki.
The recording of Cell-0 followed a four-year break between albums that gave the band a fresh perspective and affected the way they approached the new music. Cell-0 is the quartet's first instrumental album in 17 years and found the musicians challenging themselves to discover new flavours and colours in their respective instruments. For Cell-0 pre-order options, go to this location.
Perttu Kivilaakso comments:-
“Cell-0 has a concept which is to challenge the listeners to question themselves and ask “Am I doing the best I can for the environment, for other beings? Is there still something I can change?”
To highlight environmental issues, the band wanted to ask fans to do something for our planet; so to coincide with the release of the new video, they have launched a very special competition, which will give fans the chance to win the opportunity for Apocalyptica to play in their living room.
To enter, fans will need to show the band how they are making the planet a healthier place for everyone. Fans can head to their Facebook page and comment with photos/videos showing what they are doing to help the planet and telling the band why they should be picked as a winner.
To find out more information, head to the band’s Facebook page. The online contest is open to all European fans from now and will close at 7:00 pm CET Friday, January 10th, 2020. Full terms and conditions can be found here.
In concert, Apocalyptica are known for their moving live performances and will kick off the New Year as Special Guests on Sabaton's 15-country, 23-date European arena tour that begins on January 17, 2020 in Zurich, Switzerland. With a set list that will likely vary night to night, Apocalyptica's performances will be comprised of new songs from Cell-0 as well as from the band's rich catalogue. Tickets are on sale now; go to https://www.apocalyptica.com for all pre-sales, VIP packages, and ticketing details.
APOCALYPTICA 2020 TOUR DATES
17 Hallenstadion, Zurich, Switzerland
18 Schleyerhalle, Stuttgart, Germany
19 Olympiahalle, Munich, Germany
20 Culture Factory, Zagreb, Croatia
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
12 Logomo, Turku, Finland
14 Pakkahuone, Tampere, Finland
15 Musiikkikeskus, Kuopio, Finland
27 Tullisali, Oulu, Finland
28 Rytmikorjaamo, Seinäjoki, Finland
3 The Plaza Live, Orlando, FL
4 The Masquerade - Heaven, Atlanta, GA
6 Emo's, Austin, TX
7 House of Blues, Houston, TX
9 Sunshine Theater, Albuquerque, NM
10 The Van Buren, Phoenix, AZ
11 The Mayan, Los Angeles, CA
12 The Regency Ballroom, San Francisco, CA
13 Crystal Ballroom, Portland, OR
14 The Showbox, Seattle, WA
15 Imperial, Vancouver, BC Canada
17 Midway, Edmonton, AB Canada
18 The Palace Theatre, Calgary, AB Canada
20 First Avenue, Minneapolis, MN
21 House of Blues, Chicago, IL
22 The Opera House, Toronto, ON Canada
23 MTelus, Montreal, QC Canada
24 Webster Theater, Hartford, CT
25 Webster Hall, New York, NY
26 Big Night Live, Boston, MA
18 Hant Arena, Bratislava, Slovakia
19 Amfithéater, Terchova, Slovakia
Eicca Toppinen – Cello
Perttu Kivilaakso – Cello
Paavo Lötjönen – Cello
Mikko Sirén – Drums
For further information visit: www.apocalyptica.com
Legendary Spanish Death Metallers Unbounded Terror have just released a lyric-video for "Insidious", the second advance single from their new album "Faith in Chaos", scheduled to be released on January 2nd, 2020 through Xtreem Music on CD & 12"LP formats.
You can watch the video here: https://youtu.be/CPyoRn8S3rk
The recording of "Faith in Chaos" was done by Nico Beninato at Kimera Recordings in Palma de Mallorca, and then mastered in Germany by gurú 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.
"Insidious" can also be heard on Spotify here:- https://open.spotify.com/album/6VBHiLBjX7FDIFDkWzEjTS
Spanish Symphonic Metallers Diabulus In Musica release new single "Otoi"; new album 'Euphonic Entropy' out 14th February 2020
Symphonic metal quartet Diabulus In Musica has just released the power ballad, “Otoi”, the first single fresh off their forthcoming studio album, Euphonic Entropy. The long-player is to be released via Napalm Records on February 14, 2020 and takes the listener on a wild ride through time, emotions and genres. Beautiful classical elements paired with heart-warming symphonic metal melodies, as well as heavy guitar riffs and smashing drums, traverse all throughout their upcoming album.
Diabulus In Musica’s new single stands out due to Zuberoa Aznárez’ extraordinary vocals and keyboarder Gorka Elso’s powerful growls, paired with lyrics written entirely in the Basque language. The video for “Otoi” perfectly mirrors the mystical, grounded feeling the track conveys. Beautiful landscapes, wistful and equally unsettling parts, as well as amazing close-ups of Zuberoa and Gorka complete the overall aesthetic of the video.
Diabulus In Musica on the new single and video:-
"Otoi is a special song to us because it is entirely sung in Basque, our local language, one of the oldest languages in Europe and the only Proto-Indo-European one that is still alive. “Otoi” means ‘prayer’, in this case to the ancient gods of Basque mythology: Urtzi and Amari who represent the sky and its mother, the Earth, respectively. It is a kind of lament around the loss of our cultural identity throughout the time due to different threats. The video was recorded in a 16th century Basque farmhouse which is now a key heritage object of the region.”
Watch The New Official Video “Otoi” HERE!
Euphonic Entropy is Diabulus In Musica’s fifth studio album and their fourth to be released via Napalm Records. The band is back with their heaviest album to date and continue their way to the top, while still retaining their roots.
Diabulus In Musica on Euphonic Entropy:-
"After three intense years, we’re finally back with probably our heaviest and most convincing album so far. We can’t wait to share the new songs with you all! We think they are fresh, diverse, energetic and a new step in DIM's history. We couldn't think of a better way to celebrate the 10th anniversary of our very first album than coming back with our strongest effort.”
Pre-Order The New Album Euphonic Entropy NOW!
Sometimes life itself can be the most beautiful inspiration for an artist. Diabulus In Musica singer Zuberoa Aznárez and her husband, keyboardist Gorka Elso, decided to fill their new album, Euphonic Entropy, with all the wonderful, yet chaotic emotions a new life brings. Diabulus In Musica’s fifth and fully self-produced album mirrors the changes and blossoming beauty in the lives of the two band leaders after the birth of their second child and melts everything into thunderous and highly passionate symphonic metal. The album is bursting with power ballads, beautiful melodies and emotions. Songs like the infectious and ultra-melodic “Otoi” (featuring lyrics in Basque language) bewitch the listener’s senses. The intoxicating “Misfits Swing” and the harmonic, soaring “One Step Higher” ensure a multi-faceted and thrilling adventure!
Diabulus In Musica is:
Vocals: Zuberoa Aznárez
Keyboards: Gorka Elso
Drums: David Carrcia
Guitar: Alexey Kolygin
Spanish Prog / Power / Heavy metal combo Solarys are glad to announce that they have signed a deal with WormHoleDeath for the release of their album "Endless Clockworks".
The album has been recorded at RealSound Studio (Parma, Italy) and it will be out on 20/12/2019 via Wormholedeath/Wormholedeath USA.
Pre order available on 06/12/2019
Solarys is a Spanish band that emerged at the end of 2006 in the city of Córdoba, when Manuel Lobo (vocals), Salvador Almagro (guitars and keyboards), Rafael Navarro (drums) and Andrés Mesones (bass and keyboards) decided to start a new musical project after several years in other bands. In 2008 they incorporated a new rhythm guitar player in their lines, Javier Almagro; to give more earnest to their sound. Is a heavy metal band with current sound and many influences of German and Scandinavian power metal, with classic roots. In May of 2008 Solarys presented their first work with same name of the band. Andrés Mesones as the recorder and the album produced by the band. They showed eight songs, including Sande, and Jamás, those two claimed by their public.
In the summer of 2011, they launched their second work, Invierno. The recording again by Andrés Mesones and auto produced. They included new songs from their repertoire. In 2014, they released a new album Tábula Rasa, also self-produced and in digital work. This time Salvador Almagro and Andrés Mesones mixed and recorded those tracks, and mastered by José Rubio. After three independent works and winning the rock bands national contest Acordes del Rock, in September 2016 the band published Namastë, with the record label Altenwald Music. Salvador Almagro as recording engineer; mixed and mastered by José Rubio at Mega Sound studios.
Now, the band focus to international public by the hand of WormholeDeath (part of Aural Music).
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.
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