Swedish groove metallers Methane will release a new monster into the world on September 27, 2019. After the band’s successful debut album “The Devil’s Own” released on Sony/ Dark Star Records, Methane has been busy touring with bands such as Nervosa, Warbringer and the Haunted. The first single and video from the band’s sophomore album ‘Thin the Herd’ can be listened at this location: https://soundcloud.com/user-297833215/thin-the-herd-1/s-FeGva
"Thin the Herd" was recorded, mixed and mastered by Jonas Arnberg at Sellnoise Studio.
Methane formed in the fall of 2012 by American brothers, living in Sweden, Tim Scott (former bassist of Revenant and HatePlow) and Dylan Campbell together with Tim’s long time friend Jimi Masterbo and drummer Andreas Strom. After gaining underground recognition for their previous EP releases, 2014's 'Southern Metal', and 2015's 'Spit On Your Grave', Methane was signed in 2016 by Sony's Dark Star Records. The band has also appeared on the soundtrack for Scottish mini series Metalhedz (S03E02 and S03E03) as well as the first ever E-Novel with music "How an Atomic Fart Saved The World".
Thin The Herd Tour 2019
10/04 Borlänge Sweden @House of Blues
10/05 Karlstad Sweden @The Rock Bar
10/10 Narva Estonia @Art Club Ro-Ro
10/11 Rakvere Estonia @Kära Kants
10/12 Riga Latvia @Republika
10/30 Hollywood CA @The Haley
10/31 Los Angeles CA @ 5 Star Bar
11/01 San Diego CA @ The Bancroft
11/02 Tucson AZ @ House of Bards
11/06 Gallup NM @ Wowie’s Event Ventrr
11/07 Colorado Springs CO @ Sunshine Studios
11/08 Greeley CO @ Moxi Theater
11/09 Denver CO @Bar Bar
Swedish Prog Metallers Silent Call unveil 'Imprisoned In Flesh' music video, new album "Windows" out Oct 11th
Swedish progressive metal pioneers Silent Call have released their new single 'Imprisoned In Flesh' taken from their forthcoming album "Windows" to be released October 11, 2019 via Rockshots Records.
"Windows" is the fourth album from Silent Call and was mixed and mastered by Rich Hinks (Annihilator). After three decades and three albums released to date, "Windows" will be the last album of their career. Don't miss the chance to catch this brand new progressive heavy metal masterpiece.
Listen to 'Imprisoned In Flesh' HERE.
Album Pre-Order: http://bit.ly/Windows_CD
Arising from the thriving music scene of Stockholm, Sweden, Silent Call trace their lineage to the year 1990, when founding members Daniel Ekholm and Patrik Törnblom met through a common friend. Realizing their shared passion and strong melodic influence, they formed what became the chief driving force and songwriting effort behind Silent Call's sound, which can be compared to many of the leading bands in today's' genre.
In 2006, Silent Call was joined by progressive metal drummer powerhouse Mikael Kvist (Elsesphere, Fate), and the line-up was soon expanded with the acquisition of bassist Tobbe Moen (Red Fun, OZ, Creozoth). The singer's slot was finally filled in September of 2006 with the addition of ex-Seventh Wonder and Elsesphere vocalist Andi Kravljaca. After the completion of the line-up, things happened very quickly for Silent Call. The band's debut 4-track demo "Divided," released in January of 2007, showcased the band's new direction and line-up and was promptly picked up by UK label Escape Music.
Silent Call's debut album, "Creations From A Chosen Path", was released during August 2008, featuring 13 tracks of powerful melodic metal, with guest appearances by the likes of Göran Edman (Yngwie Malmsteen, Brazen Abbot) on vocals and Daniel Flores (Mind's Eye, Murder of My Sweet) on drums. The album was mixed and mastered at JM Studios by famed studio man Martin Kronlund (Hammerfall). Received extremely well by the press, "Creations From A Chosen Path" has been hailed as one of the best metal albums of 2008 by several European magazines.
During the winter of 2009, Silent Call began recording their follow-up album, "Greed". Once again mixed and mastered by Martin Kronlund, and this time featuring artwork by Progart genius Mattias Noren, the 11 tracks on "Greed" explore heavier and more complex musical ground, showcasing Silent Call at their thus far most progressive, and most aggressive release.
Silent Call had to pull off something special if they were to continue on the lines of surpassing their debut and "Greed" had done just that. Their follow-up 2014 release "Truth's Redemption" was a fine example of what fantastic progressive metal should actually sound like! With songs like "Every Day", "All That Might Be" and "When the Angels Call Your Name", Silent Call effortlessly produced top class music with all the hallmarks of being overnight sensations. Crisp guitar work, a plethora of keyboards and great lead vocals were all to be found on the album.
In late 2014, new vocalist Göran Nyström (ex Twinspirits) joined the band. Prior to that Silent Call consisted of Göran Nyström on vocals, Daniel Ekholm on guitars, Patrik Törnblom on keyboards, Tobbe Moen on bass and Mikael Kvist on drums. The band started writing songs for a new album in 2015 and also went on a European tour together with Sweden's Tad Morose.
"Windows", the newest album from Silent Call, will be released in the fall of 2019. Production on Silent Call's fourth album, "Windows" was completed in late 2016 and was mixed and mastered by Rich Hinks (Annihilator). "Windows" will be the last album of their career and is due out on October 11, 2019 via Rockshots Records.
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Swedish doom lords Goatess premiere the new track "What Lies Beneath" at heavily trafficked web-portal CVLTNation.com. The track hails from the band's highly anticipated third album, Blood and Wine, set for international release on September 27th via Svart Records. Hear Goatess' "What Lies Beneath" in its entirety exclusively HERE.
Goatess summon the frenzy and religious ecstasy of a Bacchus cult with the aptly titled Blood and Wine. Riffs of biblical, Cecil B. DeMille magnitude part the Red Sea and chariot their way across the dunes like a relentless raging Roman legion. Expert songwriting by modern veterans of the scene, Sweden’s Goatess take the traditional doom metal foundations of Saint Vitus, Trouble, and early Cathedral out to the desert and mould it into a set of arid, hypnotic stoner grooves. Bringing to mind modern classics of desert rock like the catchier moments of Kyuss’ Sky Valley and Corrosion Of Conformity’s Blind albums, Blood and Wine is a thirst-quenching refreshment in a parched dust bowl. The revitalized line-up of Kenta Karlbom (drums) and Niklas Jones (guitar) with new initiates Karl Buhre (vocals) and Samuel Cornelsen (bass) have struck a mother lode of gold with their rich doom pedigree and a newfound lifeblood in their chemistry. Having already tread the hallowed boards of sonic temples all over Europe several times, Blood and Wine will see the Goatess cult of doom enthusiasts drawn in anew and the Bacchanalia cult swelling in their hooded numbers.
Nine doses of intoxicating mesmerism that showcase seasoned and masterful command of doom-craft, this album marks Goatess finding a stride in their cloven hooves. Captivating and subtly epic songs steam roll a slow descent into the underworld deserts of your mind, providing a suitable companion to nights of group debauchery or solo excursions to the soul’s outer limits. Giving in to the Bacchanalia at the heart of this record induces a mythical orgy of sonic Sabbathian riff-worship that’s impossible to deny. Once you pop the cork on this barrel-fermented vintage cask, you will enjoy and savour every heavy gulp until the very last drop.
In the meantime, hear the brand-new track "What Lies Beneath" exclusively HERE, courtesy of CVLTNation.com. Also hear the previously revealed "Dunerider" HERE, courtesy of Decibel, North America's only monthly metal magazine. Pre-order info can be found HERE.
Italian Symphonic Metallers Astralium unveil 'Rising Waves From The Ocean' music video ft. Sabaton's Tommy Johansson
Italy’s symphonic metal band Astralium have just unleashed their latest video 'Rising Waves From The Ocean' featuring Sabaton guitarist Tommy Johansson doing special guest vocals. The video is in support of their debut album "Land Of Eternal Dreams", due out today, August 23rd via Rockshots Records (worldwide release) and via Japanese label Spiritual Beast.
Watch 'Rising Waves From The Ocean' here.
A pure symphonic album with power heavy prog metal influences, epic choirs, high pitch vocals plus lyrical sections and baroque/magniloquent arrangements, “Land Of Eternal Dreams” is a concept release about dreams and the astral universe, but also the fantasy world that lives in us. It's an inner journey through imaginary stories about myths and legends from the past.
The band explains the release:
"First of all, I want to say that we are very excited about our debut album “Land Of Eternal Dreams”. Fans can expect an amazing album of great melodies, blended with cinematic, symphonic and classical music, along with metal guitar riffs and epic choirs. We believe that music evokes sensations, emotions and real fantastic worlds in our minds."
The album also features specials guests Tommy Johansson (Sabaton, Majestica), Jo Lombardo (Ancestral, ex-Metatrone), Andrea Martongelli (Arthemis), Stefano "Ghigas" Calvagno (Metatrone, NefeshCore), Adam Cook (A Hill To Die Upon), Davide Bruno (Metatrone, NefeshCore) and more.
Astralium was formed in 2014 by soprano Roberta Pappalardo and bass player Giuseppe Pappalardo. Drummer Salvo Grasso (Metatrone, Hypersonic) and guitarist Emanuele Alessandro complete the line-up.
➤ Album orders and Streamings Smarturl.it/Astralium
➤ Music video 'The Journey' here.
➤ Spotify here.
Swedish Black Metallers Myronath sign to Non Serviam Records; debut album "Into the Qliphoth" out in Fall 2019
Swedish black metallers Myronath, with the special participation of Lars Broddesson (MARDUK) as session studio and live drummer, are ready to present their debut album to the world. For this special occasion the band have inked a deal with Non Serviam Records.
Ricardo Gelok, Non Serviam Records’ boss comments about the signing:-
“After receiving some demo songs, I was eager to hear more. When the band entered the studio we kept in touch, so I could follow the process of the creation of this new album. After listening to the final recordings I was blown away. I’m proud of our new collaboration and we’re ready to work hard on this new great project.”
“We are proud to announce that Myronath has just signed a contract with Dutch record label - Non Serviam Records for our debut album "Into the Qliphoth". A new chapter has begun now for us with this alliance, and we are all looking forward to work with NSR for future projects! Respect to Ricardo at NSR for believing in Myronath! The journey in the Abyss continues…"
The debut album "Into the Qliphoth”, mixed by Lars Broddesson at Twisting Serpent Studios and mastered by Devo Andersson (Marduk) at Endarker Studio, will be out in fall 2019. Stay tuned for more details in the upcoming weeks.
Swedish adventure metallers Twilight Force are set to release their latest opus Dawn Of The Dragonstar on August 16, 2019 via Nuclear Blast. Today, the fellowship has unveiled another epic tale off the much anticipated album in the form of animated pictures. The spellbinding images were captured by Tommy Eriksson and the video was produced and directed by Stefan Altzar. Enjoy the magic melodies of 'Dawn Of The Dragonstar' over on YouTube: youtu.be/qmHOIDUApfA
Purchase the track here: nblast.de/TF-Dragonstar-Single
Keyboard wizard Blackwald proclaims:-
"Knights and apprentices! We are delighted and excited to finally present to you the title track from our third creation - 'Dawn Of The Dragonstar'! This hymn tells the olden tale of a mighty and ancient dragon, whose final fate is to ascend to the firmaments and become a star of guiding light. The splendour of his gleaming soul brings honour, courage and strength to all humans, elves, and dwarves.
"The video for this song portrays Twilight Force on their journey to help fulfil the prophecy of the Dragonstar. By using the blinding swiftness of his nimble fingers, Lynd, empowered by powerful enchantments, imbues the petrified Dragonking with renewed life-force. However, the incantations required to enchant Lynd turn out to be volatile, and Born's potent decoctions come in handy when Blackwald's spell-casting manifests itself in a somewhat...unplanned manner (shapeshifting is indeed a handy school of magic, but it is better utilised for quests requiring great stealth rather than for awakening dragons). We hope you enjoy this adventure together with us, and may the power of the Dragon guide you all!"
The captivating and beautiful artwork for the song, which illustrates the mighty dragon's ascension towards the empyrean void, was conjured up by none other than Martin Hanford, the creator of Twilight Force's very first album cover.
Pre-order Dawn Of The Dragonstar now: nblast.de/TFDawnOfDragonstar
Pre-order the album digitally to receive 'Night Of Winterlight' instantly: nblast.de/TFDawnOfDragonstarIT
Pre-save the album via Spotify, Deezer & Apple: nblast.de/TwilightForcePreSave
Dawn Of The Dragonstar will be released on jewel-case CD, digibook, vinyl and digitally. The vinyl, as well as the limited digibook editions, includes several bonus tracks. One is an exquisite cover version of the fellowship's 2014 song 'The Power Of The Ancient Force', performed by skilled singer-songwriter Hanna Turi. Secondly, you'll be taken on an instrumental voyage through the western-most Kingdom Of Vhardas, with an orchestral version of 'With The Light Of A Thousand Suns'. Last but not least, the Knights Of Twilight's Might will for the first time be able to experience never before heard ancient rudimentary demo versions of two of the first ever recorded Twilight Force songs, namely 'Forest Of Destiny' and 'Enchanted Dragon Of Wisdom'. Both tracks were conjured up back in 2007, long before Twilight Force was even an official entity or ever mentioned in the Book of Time.
Watch and listen to 'Night Of Winterlight' here: youtu.be/4Z9NPkLrK_I
Once again recorded in the group's own Twilight Forge, the album will not only present ten new stories to their loyal Knights Of Twilight's Might, but also introduce the companions' new minnesinger, Allyon, who was called upon by the prophecies to join the fellowship in 2018.
Speaking about the new album, the band states, "Lo and behold! We are beyond elated to finally unveil the third opus of Twilight Force: Dawn Of The Dragonstar. The absolutely magnificent artwork by the mighty Kerem Beyit once again brilliantly captures the adventurous and magical world of the Twilight Kingdoms; and a sparkling adventure it shall be indeed. Dawn Of The Dragonstar will be unleashed upon the realm of the living on August 16th, so we humbly ask for your patience for just a little while longer. In the meantime, practice your battle cries, sharpen your swords, and dust off your spell tomes. Make sure you are prepared to join and experience our triptych adventure."
After wandering across several foreign shores to proclaim the illustrious tales of their two previous records alongside minstrels such as SABATON, ACCEPT, SONATA ARCTICA, and DRAGONFORCE among others, TWILIGHT FORCE will of course be lying in wait to claim the universe's playgrounds. A few European festival gatherings have already been announced, more to follow soon...!
Ukraine's most ferocious metal export Jinjer have officially begun work on their highly anticipated third album and follow up to their Napalm Records debut King Of Everything (2016) and their amazing “Micro” EP (2018). Once again teaming up with sound producer Max Morton at Kaska Studio in Kiev, the as of yet untitled album is expected to be released sometime in fall 2019 and promises to be their best and most fierce material to date.
"No rest for the wicked! Together with our long time friend and producer Max Morton, we are pleased to announce that we’ve entered Kaska Studio in Kiev to begin recording our third full album, to be released later this year. Trust us, it’s gonna blow your heads off," says the band.
Hot off the heels of the news that numerous North American dates with special guests The Browning being upgraded to bigger venues and some shows near the sell out point, Jinjer have also announced a full blown European Headline Tour in November/December to coincide with the release of their new album.
Jinjer seem determined to take over the world one country at a time and by any means necessary:-
“Europe! We are coming for you! The time has come to show you the fiercest side of Jinjer ever, with a new album, new songs as well as all our older hits and a few surprises in-between. We know a lot of you have been waiting for us to do a proper headline tour with our own production and that time has finally come! Join us this November/December throughout Europe and the United Kingdom and help us celebrate this new era with a bang!”
Do not miss your chance to see Jinjer somewhere in Europe or North America this year!
JINJER at European Festivals:
14.06.19 UK – Donington Park / Download Festival
15.06.19 ES – Fuengirola / Rock The Coast Festival
18.06.19 SE – Malmoe / KB (w/ Tesseract)
19.06.19 SE – Gävle / Gasklockorna (w/ Tesseract)
20.06.19 SE – Gothenburg / Pustervik (w/ Tesseract)
22.06.19 DE – Essen / Turock (w/ Tesseract)
23.06.19 DE – Karlsruhe / Substage
25.06.19 PL – Krakow / Mystic Festival
27.06.19 FR – Antibes / Festival les Nuits Carrées
29.06.19 DE – Gräfenhainichen / With Full Force
30.06.19 FI – Helsinki / Tuska Festival
02.07.19 AT - Salzburg / Rockhouse (w/ Tesseract)
03.07.19 CH – Aarburg / Musigburg
04.07.19 CH – Monthey / Pont Rouge
05.07.18 FR - Colombier-Saugnieu / Plane’R Fest
06.07.19 DE – Trier / MJC Mergener Hof
09.07.19 DE – Lindau / Club Vaudeville
11.07.19 AT – Wörgl / Komma
12.07.19 HU – Dunaújváros / Rockmaraton
14.07.19 UA – Kiev / Atlas Weekend
19.07.19 UK – Gloucestershire / Amplified Open Air Festival
20.07.19 FI – Laukaa / John Smith Rock Festival
27.07.19 IT – Bolotana / Roc And Bol Metal Festival
02.08.19 DE – Wacken / Wacken Open Air
03.08.19 DE – Köln / RheinRiot Festival - Palladium
06.08.19 DE – Jena / F-Haus
07.08.19 CZ – Josefov / Brutal Assault
08.08.19 PT – Vagos / Vagos Metal Fest
10.08.19 NL – Leeuwarden / Into The Grave
11.08.19 NL – Rotterdam / Baroeg
15.08.19 DE – Aachen / Musikbunker
17.08.19 DE – Hamburg / Elb Riot
21.08.19 DE – Siegburg / Kubana
22.08.19 DE – Würzburg / Posthalle
23.08.19 DE – Wörrstadt / NOAF
24.08.19 DE – Sulingen / Reload Festival
JINJER North American Tour w/ The Browning:
9/7: St Louis, MO @ Fubar
9/8: Oklahoma City, OK @ 89th Street Collective
9/11: San Diego, CA @ Brick By Brick
9/12: Los Angeles, CA @ The Whisky
9/13: Mesa, AZ @ Club Red (MAIN ROOM)
9/15: Denver, CO @ Oriental Theater
9/17: Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater
9/19: Austin, TX @ Come and Take it Live
9/20: Dallas, TX @ GMBQ
9/24: Tampa, FL @ The Orpheum
9/25: West Palm Beach, FL @ Respestable Street
9/26: Orlando, FL @ Soundbar
9/27: Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
9/28: Greenville, SC @ The Firmament
9/29: Baltimore, MD @ Soundstage
10/1: Philadelphia, PA @ Voltage Vounge
10/2: New York, NY @ Gramercy Theater
10/4: New Bedford, MA @ The Vault @ Greasy Luck
10/5: Hampton Beach, NH @ Wally’s
10/6: Montreal, QC @ Astral
10/8: Toronto, ON @ Hard Luck
10/9: Ottawa, ON @ The Brass Monkey
10/10: Rochester, NY @ Montage Music Hall
10/11: Cleveland, OH @ The Winchester
10/12: Cincinnati, OH Riverfront Theater
10/13: Pittsburgh, PA @ Crafthouse
10/15: Indianapolis, IN @ Black Circle
10/16: Angola, IN @ The Eclectic Room
10/18: Columbus, OH @ Al Rosa Villa
10/19: Flint, MI @ Machine Shop
10/20: Grand Rapids, MI @ The Stache @ Interection
10/22: Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge
10/23: Belvedere, IL @ Apollo Theater
10/24: Waterloo, IA @ Spicoli’s
10/25: Iowa City, IA @ Wildwood Smokehouse
10/26: Racine, WI @ Route 20
10/29: Calgary, AB @ Dickens
10/30: Edmonton, AB @ Starlite
10/31: Vancouver, BC @ The Rickshaw Theater
11/1: Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
11/2: Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater
JINJER Headlining Europe:
08.11.19 UA – Kiev / Bingo Club
12.11.19 DE – Dresden / Beatpol
14.11.19 DE – Berlin / Bi Nuu
15.11.19 DK – Copenhagen / Pumpehuset
16.11.19 DE – Hannover /Musikzentrum
19.11.19 LU – Esch-Alzette / Kulturfabrik
20.11.19 DE – Frankfurt / Das Bett
21.11.19 DE – Leipzig / Hellraiser
22.11.19 DE – Annaberg-Buchholz / Alte Brauerei
23.11.19 DE – Köln / Gebäude 9
24.11.19 DE – Bochum / Zeche Bochum
26.11.19 NL – Amsterdam / Q-Factory
27.11.19 NL – Eindhoven / Dynamo
28.11.19 NL – Antwerp / Kavka
29.11.19 UK – London / Heaven
30.11.19 UK – Birmingham / Asylum
01.12.19 UK – Newcastle / Think Tank
03.12.19 UK – Manchester / Rebellion
04.12.19 UK – Bristol / The Exchange
06.12.19 FR – Paris / La Maroquinerie
07.12.19 FR – Annemasse / Château Rouge
08.12.19 FR – Toulouse / Le Rex
10.12.19 ES – Murcia / Garaje
11.12.19 ES – Madrid / Mon
12.12.19 ES – Barcelona / Bóveda
13.12.19 FR – Toulon / Omega Live
14.12.19 IT – Milan / Legend Club
15.12.19 CH – Zürich / Dynamo
16.12.19 DE – München / Backstage Werk
18.12.19 AT – Graz / Dom im Berg
19.12.19 AT – Wien / Szene
20.12.19 HR – Zagreb / KSET
21.12.19 SK - Bratislava / Majestic
Swedish Modern Melodic Metal band In Silence will release a brand new single called ''The Worst Liar'' May 24th!
Prepare to bang your head to this new song. Heavy, melodic and modern. This track is a real treat for modern metal ears around the world.
Check out the teaser for ''The Worst Liar'' by In Silence here:- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6PWRtcXjXQ0
Swedish melodic death metal band Avgrund have just released their debut single "... And Triumph for the Short-Lived" via Ghost Cult Magazine.
Listen to the song here: http://www.ghostcultmag.com/exclusive-stream-avgrund-and-triumph-for-the-short-lived/
The idea for the band came about when Joel Truelsen (Leach) and Simon Luusua started to joke around with a guitar and some gnarly vocals on a hangover morning after a night out and slowly realized that they had something decent in their hands. In early spring 2019 Joel sent some demos to Simon and they hit the studio and recorded their first single called "...and Triumph For The Short-Lived"
Wormwood have signed to Black Lodge Records. Watch the announcement here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fZxApdY9Xws&feature=youtu.be
With their unique melancholic, majestic and dark sound, Wormwood has found their perfect match with Black Lodge Records. Together they'll march through the Swedish bogs, forests and mountains to show the world their own and unique take on Swedish black metal.
The band‘s sophomore album ’Nattarvet‘ is a journey through famine, isolation and awe-inspiring nature. Together With Black Lodge Records the album will travel through the world like a plague. Unrelenting, unstoppable and undeniably magnificent.
’Nattarvet‘ will be released later this year.
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