Swedish Melodic Folk / Black Metallers Wormwood nominated for 'Best metal album of the year' at P3 Guld
The Swedish melodic folk/black metal-band Wormwood has been nominated in the best metal/rock album-category of the year by P3 Guld. The gala will be held in Gothenburg in January 2020.
Vote for ’Nattarvet‘ now: https://www.p3guld.se
P3 Guld is an award ceremony that was established in 2003 by the national Swedish radio station P3 and is being held in the beginning of every new year. The P3 Guld award has been given out to outstanding artists in the music field and consists of nine different categories.
This year‘s gala will take place on January 18, 2020 and broadcasted live on national television. The jury consists of music experts as well as the vote of the Swedish people. Past winners include huge global artists such as Avicci, The Hives and Robyn and in the metal category you‘ll find Sweden‘s finest metal exports Opeth, In Flames and the ever so popular shock rock band Ghost.
The Swedish melodic folk/black metal-band Wormwood raised critical acclaim among the global music press with their sophomore full length “Nattarvet”. A concept album about the Swedish winter landscape and the famine in the end of the 19th century.
Swedish black metal standard-bearers Avslut stream the entirety of their highly anticipated second album, Tyranni, at NoCleanSinging.com. Set for international release on November 29th via Osmose Productions, hear Avslut's Tyranni in its entirety exclusively HERE.
The highly anticipated second album from the Swedish black metal legion Avslut is finally ready to be unleashed upon the world. With nine vicious new songs, the band takes it to a whole new level with Tyranni.
Avslut depicts a deformed, decayed, and lost mankind. The group has its roots in the suburbs of Stockholm. With full force, following their well-received Deceptis debut album for Osmose last year, Avslut waste no time in continuing their reign of ice-cold, idiomatic Swedish black metal supremacy.
Now more than ever, Avslut is a weapon, an uncompromising passage to meet your fate. Prepare yourself for infernal war and even more intense and authentic material than ever before with Tyranni. LEGION, ARISE!
Fully arise by streaming Tyranni in its entirety exclusively HERE, courtesy of NoCleanSinging.com. Preorder info can be found HERE.
Swedish doom metallers Avatarium release their highly-praised new dark gospel The Fire I Long For today via Nuclear Blast. To mark the occasion, the band has unveiled an official lyric video for the song 'Lay Me Down', which features guest appearances by Leif Sundin (backing vocals) and Michael Blair (percussion). Watch now: youtu.be/wMXrWN4D8P4
Guitarist Marcus Jidell comments:-
"'Lay Me Down' is maybe one of the best songs we've written thus far. It contains so many elements I think a good song should have: great and moving lyrics, soulful musical performances and psychedelic elements that might be a way of trying to understand and feel connected with other dimensions and spiritual energies."
The Fire I Long For is available to order here: nblast.de/Avatarium-TheFire
★ Limited digipak
★ Black Vinyl
★ White Vinyl (NB mail-order and wholesale exclusive)
★ Gold Vinyl (NB mail-order exclusive)
★ Digital Download | Stream
Founded in 2012 by Leif Edling of Candlemass, Avatarium soon saw the arrival of Marcus Jidell (producer Candlemass) and Jennie-Ann Smith who brought an air of charisma with her soulful grace. The band has become an entity of its own and while Leif still contributed three songs for the new album, the band’s current line-up consists of Marcus and Jennie-Ann, who are accompanied on this record by organist Rickard Nilsson and new drummer Andreas ‘Habo’ Johansson (The Doomsday Kingdom). Together, this open-minded, yet doom-laden collective draws elements of folk, jazz and psychedelic brilliance into a grandiose amalgamation that manages to maintain an almost pop-like elegance. Recorded at Studio DeepWell in Stockholm, the album was produced by Marcus Jidell, mixed by Grammy Award winner Niklas Flyckt and mastered by Svante Forsback (Rammstein).
Jennie-Ann Smith | Vocals
Marcus Jidell | Guitar
Andreas ‘Habo’ Johansson | Drums
Rickard Nilsson | Organ
Mats Rydström | Live Bass
Swedish-Danish Modern Metallers Amaranthe launch 'Call Out My Name' drum cam video ahead of "Nordic Helix Tour 2019"
Last month, Nuclear Blast announced the signing of modern metal outfit Amaranthe. To break up the recording sessions for their upcoming, yet-untitled 2020 studio album, the Swedish/Danish group kick off their 8-date »Helix Nordic Tour 2019« next week. In anticipation of the tour and to give fans a taster of what they can expect at the shows, Amaranthe have launched a drum cam video, in which Morten Løwe Sørensen can be seen performing the track 'Call Out My Name' during their show at the Ice Hall in Helsinki on February 16, 2019.
Watch the video by Antti Kangasaho now: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cwWcKnvu2hg
»Helix« - Scandinavia Tour 2019
20.11. FIN Oulu - Club Teatria (w/ BEYOND THE BLACK, SMASH INTO PIECES)
21.11. FIN Seinäjoki - Rytmikorjaamo (w/ BEYOND THE BLACK, SMASH INTO PIECES)
22.11. FIN Turku - Turun Messukeskus (w/ BEYOND THE BLACK, SMASH INTO PIECES)
23.11. FIN Helsinki - Hartwall Arena (w/ SABATON, APOCALYPTICA)
26.11. N Bergen - USF Verftet (w/ SYNTHETIC GENTLEMEN)
27.11. N Stavanger - Folken (w/ SYNTHETIC GENTLEMEN)
29.11. S Borlänge - Liljan (w/ ART NATION)
30.11. S Jönköping - DreamHack Winter (w/ HALESTORM, NEW YEARS DAY)
With their foundations tracing back to 2008, the group have released 5 albums since then (2011's "Amaranthe", 2013's "The Nexus", 2014's "Massive Addictive", 2016's "Maximalism", and 2018's "Helix"), consistently delivering hauntingly catchy tunes led by their unique three-part vocals. Within their arsenal of hit singles - with 'Drop Dead Cynical' leading right at the front - a myriad tracks have been received very well via press and fans alike; having also gained countless plays on both radio stations around the globe and across streaming services (the group's songs have been streamed more than 100 million times on Spotify). A string of support tours have blazed Amaranthe's trail in front of huge crowds as well as at their own headline concerts (the group impressively once performed in front of 10,000 fans at Liseberg, Gothenburg). They have kept working incredibly hard over the years, the latest product of which culminated in the form of »Helix,« which achieved them some of their highest chart positions in the band's history (Switzerland #21, Germany #29 etc.).
Be sure to follow the band on Spotify & YouTube to not miss any of their upcoming releases!
Elize Ryd | vocals
Olof Mörck | guitars, keyboards
Henrik "GG6" Englund Wilhelmsson | vocals
Johan Andreassen | bass
Morten Løwe Sørensen | drums
Nils Molin | vocals
Swedish Pirate Metallers Ye Banished Privateers set sail with new album 'Hostis Humani Generis' – due out February 7th, 2020
The savage beast from the north, Ye Banished Privateeers, return with their enthralling fourth album, Hostis Humani Generis, out February 7, 2020 via Napalm Records. The new full-length is the most authentic of pirate manifests – with more than enough audacious atmosphere, sing-along hymns, folk tunes and foul rambling to secure the band’s unique position in the genre. These Swedish marauders of the sea take you through the ups and downs of pirate life!
The sinister atmosphere of the first single, “No Prey, No Pay”, conveys the spirit of what it means to be a pirate and catapults you back in time – right into the 18th century of the hazardous world of Ye Banished Privateeers. Listen to the Freebooters first single and breathe in the salty air of the sea!
“Chase is on in shallow waters, swivels glowing through the smoke, 'tis might be an even slaughter, took a volley through the oak”
Get into the adventurous vibe and watch "No Prey, No Pay" HERE:
Ye Banished Privateeers on their first single "No Prey, No Pay":
“By the grace of God and King George’s arse! We are releasing a new video, and our next album is officially on the way! “No Prey, No Pay” sets the stage for the album and describes how times suddenly had become more difficult for those sailing under the black flag. More than ever, piracy had become a hazardous task, many times with the sole purpose of getting enough value to guarantee a decent meal for a couple of days.”
Pre-Order Hostis Humani Generis HERE:
Ye Banished Privateeers on Hostis Humani Generis:
“It is with great pride that we present to you our fourth full length album - Hostis Humani Generis! Over the course of 13 songs (well, 15 if you get the deluxe box) we tell the immersive story of a delinquent pirate crew, the downfall of the pirate republic of Nassau, and the end of the Golden Age of Piracy. We are immensely happy that the time has finally come to share this with you all, and we really hope you like it as much as we do!”
YE BANISHED PRIVATEERS are:
Eleine follow up last years ’Until The End‘ album with a brand new EP “All Shall Burn” on November 22, 2019
Check out the new video of Rammstein‘s classic “Mein Herz” Brennt” here:
After the instant success with "Enemies", Eleine is now keeping up the steam when releasing the band's second single from the EP All Shall Burn. This time they're covering the mighty Rammstein with the track "Mein Herz Brennt".
Rikard Ekberg commented:-
"We chose to make a cover of ”Mein Herz Brennt” as a tribute, and a thank you to Rammstein.
Mein Herz Brennt” has been with us during years of hardship, betrayal and angst. During times that now feel like a total blur, like in a state of awake sleep. Releasing this cover is something that really means a lot to us.”
Check out “Enemies” video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PLPxV6LLENM
Sweden's Cyhra discuss how they first discovered their musical talents as teenagers in first album trailer
This autumn is set to be filled with a new soundtrack when modern melodic metal high-flyers CYHRA release their sophomore No Halos In Hell will see the light of day on November 15th via Nuclear Blast. Today, the band unveils its first album trailer, in which Jake E, Jesper Strömblad, Euge Valovirta and Alex Landenburg tell their own story about how they first discovered their musical talents and nurtured those talents. Watch the new teaser, directed, filmed and edited by KJ Melgoza, here: youtu.be/fXVQeGSxHbQ
No Halos In Hell will be available as 2 CD digipak, black vinyl or download on November 15th. Pre-order now: nblast.de/Cyhra-NoHalosInHell
Founded by vocalist Jake E (ex-AMARANTHE) and guitarist Jesper Strömblad (ex-IN FLAMES), CYHRA has gone from being reminiscent of the duo's former bands to having a unique identity. The addition of guitarist Euge Valovirta (ex-SHINING) as a full member has raised the creative process to a level where, according to Jake E, "Everyone is playing to the point of what is best for the song”. No Halos In Hell is one of those rare albums that defies being neatly placed in a genre box: delivering tunes that are both heavy and dynamic, the record is loaded with melodic vocal hooks and musical earworms.
Watch the official video for 'Out Of My Life': youtu.be/5lMNElvE_hA
Stream or download 'Out Of My Life': nblast.de/Cyhra-OutOfMyLife
Jake E – vocals
Jesper Strömblad – guitars
Euge Valovirta – guitars
Alex Landenburg – drums
Sweden‘s leading industrial metal band is back after 19 years! Misery Loves Co shaped the industrial metal scene during the 90‘s and became critically acclaimed among the global music press as well as a household name among many fans. Everybody took the band to their hearts when they heard the band‘s unique and innovative mix of aggressive industrial metal mixed with gloomy melodies and impressive songwriting. Metal Hammer said it best: “If someone were to prescribe a formula for how metal should sound in 1995, it could be described in three words — MISERY LOVES CO."
Huge tours followed the band‘s immediate success and Misery Loves Co shared stages with legendary acts like Slayer, Machine Head and Paradise Lost and even had Deftones opening for them. The band‘s second album “Not Like Them” earned them a Swedish Grammy in 1998.
19 years after their break up, Misery Loves Co returns stronger than before but without being nostalgic. It‘s been a long wait for many fans but true art can never be forced. Upon listening to ZERO everybody will see it was worth the wait. Musically, it‘s a broad range of songs but with that characteristic sound Misery Loves Co has always been known for. You‘ll find pieces of all of rock and metal history on ZERO; from goth to alternative rock, from ambient soundscapes to death metal. As always it‘s very industrial, sometimes really heavy but always catchy. You‘ll believe it yourself when your hear it on 29th of November 2019.
Check out the album teaser here:- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=swIdRP21QMY
PRE-ORDER ’Zero‘ here: https://smarturl.it/BLOD142
MISERY LOVES CO. will join Katationia (who will be performing NitND) at Kraken in Stockholm on December 7, 2019. Get tickets here:
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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.
Swedish sludge band Pyramido are now streaming the entirety of their new album "Fem" in full via Ghost Cult Magazine. The album will be released tomorrow via The Sign Records.
Listen to the album in full here: http://ghostcultmag.com/exclusive-album-stream-pyramido-fem/
Pyramido was formed in the southern Swedish city of Malmö in 2006. Five different individuals getting together, sharing a common passion for heavy, distorted and slowed down music... Suddenly these people seem to be getting together every week. Songs are starting to take shape and these five are slowly transforming into one musical being. With a new name, Pyramido, they are now a band with dreams of touring and releasing music. Since then this collective of friends has released four full-length records, a number of EPs, and played every dark and damp squat of Europe you might imagine.
In the early days of Pyramido’s existence, the band played a generic take on sludge/doom metal with influences too obvious to mention. Over the years, Pyramido has steadily evolved, eventually becoming the more diverse and not so anxious -- the band you see today. This transformation started to show on the bands third record, Saga, making a more permanent mark on the 2016 follow up, Vatten, on which the influences from the band members' combined passion for music of all kind started to make its way into Pyramido’s rusty soundscape.
The brand new album, entitled simply Fem, which is Swedish for the number five, was recorded and mixed during the fall of 2018, with engineer John Rönnerblad. Written over the course of a few years, Pyramido has taken the time to let the new material breathe and evolve naturally, not being afraid to try new tempos, melodies, and ideas sometimes foreign to the genre. Drawing inspiration from the delicate melodic figures of dreamy 90’s indie rock, the folky fuzz of vintage Swedish psychedelia, and the bittersweet harmonies of Henrik Berggren and Broder Daniel. Then imagine these influences being suffocated by the impact of the heaviness and aggression that is Pyramido, leaving only about a few percent of them passably breathing. The result is a somewhat heavy-hearted and melodic sludge metal/hardcore attack, once perfectly described as "…a warm hug rather than a punch in the face."
With Pyramido you won’t get the usual macho, congregating-at-a-sacrificial-altar- doing-bonghits-with-Satan-while-worshipping-riffs-and-watching-vintage-biker-flicks-bullshit-shtick that is commonly represented when describing this kind of music. What you will get though is honest, soulful, yet aggressive and crushingly heavy music with strong roots in DIY culture and lyrics dealing with the struggles of everyday life and a desperate hope for social change.
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