The innovative Swiss modern metallers Kassogtha return leaner and meaner with the brand new self-titled single “Kassogtha (The Call)”, paired with a provocative video. The band's screamer frontwoman Stephany elaborates on the unnerving concept behind the song and the video:
“Kassogtha (The Call)” is about humanity's self-destruction and despair. We see this demise as a process in which people unconsciously build their own “dark side” facade. Everyone does it every day, yet they have no idea what kind of face they are creating. You may think the result looks good, but in the end, it’s always horrific. Beautiful but disturbing at the same time. “Kassogtha (The Call)” is a way for us to represent ourselves, with our bright and dark sides. Musically this song is a blend of all our best influences and the result of new experimentation, reflecting our desire to push ourselves always further."
“Kassogtha (The Call)” is a powerful taste of new music to come from this immensely talented young act. Leaner and meaner, ready to take melodic death metal into the future!
Watch the video: https://youtu.be/q1e_WzwiGq8
Listen now: https://ampl.ink/71Mry
Mixed by Sky Van Hoff (Rammstein, Eskimo Callboy, Emigrate), mastered by Svante (Rammstein, Volbeat), drum & vocal recordings by Anna Murphy (Cellar Darling).
Stéphany Hugnin - vocals
Mortimer Baud - guitar
Joseph Jaccaz - bass
Martin Burger - guitar
Dylan Watson - drums
Following the success of the 'snuff-prevention' video clip ‚Rudra‘, the Swiss Folk / Heavy Metal hopefuls Infinitas have released their 2nd Lyric Video "Amon" on June 06th 2019.
The new video clip "Amon" was created by Fernando Melo.
The song is about the lives of many people who do a job that gives them no satisfaction - '1 second in Heaven, forever in Hell', it says in the chorus of "Amon".
Official Lyric Video for 'Amon' - YouTube link: https://youtu.be/wORPVdpQFYM
Infinitas announce to the plot of the song:
"Main character in "Amon‘ is a king. His kingdom is involved in a war against the 'Legion of the Dead' (army from Hell, Orks, Monsters, Zombies, etc.) The King died in the war and he goes up to heaven. But he can't find peace there because he is worried about his kingdom. So he met a 'Dark Lord' up in heaven. The 'Dark Lord' offers the King that he can go back and finish the battle, and so the king agrees. As he goes back to the battlefield he realizes that he is not longer a human any more. He is also one of this Monsters and he's also no longer fighting for his kingdom - he is now fighting for the 'Legion of the Dead'. The 'Dark Lord' fooled him. And so the king Amon had to fight against his loved kingdom and he made a really good job, but he feels terrible doing that. When he goes back to the battlefield he shall be a mix of a monster and a wolf. So one night he breaks his oath with the 'Dark Lord' and destroys all the monsters while their sleeping - and so he saves his kingdom."
Andrea Böll • Vocals, Percussion
Selv Martone • Guitar, Virtual Instruments
Pirmin 'Piri' Betschart • Drums, Vocals, Percussion, Clarinette
Savannah Childers • Violin
Marcel 'Camel' Koller • Bass, Background Vocals
Switzerland's Burning Witches recruit new vocalist Laura + stream new track 'Wings Of Steel' on YouTube
The sad news of frontwoman Seraina leaving Burning Witches has been circulating the internet over the last week, highlighting that sometimes there are things beyond your control that you don't see coming... Continuing in their relentless pursuit of bringing heavy metal magic to the masses, the band are delighted to welcome new witch Laura from the Netherlands into the fold. The band are introducing Laura to their fans in the form of a new track. Check out 'Wings Of Steel' (available digitally from July 19) over on YouTube: https://youtu.be/Jr0hcJw8km8
Seraina states about her departure:-
"Dear friends, for personal reasons and after much deliberation I've decided to fully dedicate myself to my band Dead Venus and to leave the band Burning Witches. For the last four years I have had an incredible journey but I feel now that is the time to explore the challenge my own project is offering me. I would like to thank my family, friends and of course the fans for the incredible support. I also thank the band, the label and the management for all their help. There are a lot of beautiful experiences I’ll keep with me forever. My debut album for Dead Venus titled Bird Of Paradise will be released later this year. So my life remains exciting! I wish the Witches all the best and good luck for the future!"
Band leader Romana continues:-
"This is of course a very sad moment for all of us. We have been very close for the last few years and have achieved a lot together. It's with great sadness we have to accept that Seraina wants to move on and we wish her the best of luck for that! Your time with the Witches will never be forgotten! For us as a band it is important now to look to the new challenges ahead and the new record - the show must go on! Yes we are super thrilled that we have found Laura so quickly via our Dutch connection Sonia. We know it is impossible to replace a great voice in exactly the same way, that is why Laura is the perfect choice for us. She will bring her own strength and personality into the Witches! We will not change the identity of the band, we will continue playing the music we love! Laura is an experienced and crisp vocalist with a wide range and a crazy enough personality to be one of US! Please give her a warm welcome – she has already won many metal hearts at our first show with her at Sweden Rock Festival! We will continue to spread the magic of the witches - thanks for all the support over the years!"
New witch Laura states:-
"Dear Burning Witches fans of the world, I am really excited and know that I have big shoes to fill! I want to thank you that you've given me this opportunity and also the Burning Witches for their trust and the warm welcome they've given me into their sisterhood! Being able to play the music I love with great people, performing at those amazing shows and festivals, and being supported by a fantastic team is a dream that has come true for me. I can't really wish for more! We are working our asses off at the moment to bring the magic to you all! Keep the fire burning! See you soon on the road and thanks for the support!"
Hexenhammer is available for order on a variety of different formats:
All formats: nuclearblast.com/bw-hexenhammer
Limited Digipack CD: nblast.de/BurningWitchesCD
Limited Edition Double Gatefold Black Vinyl: nblast.de/BurningWitchesVinyl
Digital album: nblast.de/BWHexenhammerIT
The latest signing of Rockshot Records, the Swiss symphonic metal band Dreams In Fragments are poised for the release of their album "Reflections Of A Nightmare" due out on June 28th.
Featuring musicians from Majesty Of Silence, Rainforce, Proxima, the foursome known as Dreams In Fragments consists Seraina Schoepfer (lead vocals), Chris Geissmann (guitar, vocals), Jan Thomas (bass) and Franc Fritschi (drums) hailing from the small Swiss town of Wangen bei Olten somewhere between Basel, Berne and Zurich. The band's musical stylings have been compared to popular acts such as Nightwish and Delain. However, Dreams In Fragments have no reason to present themselves as a cover band of any of the greats; Seraina’s voice, operatic yet light as a feather, combined with Chris' growls sets the band apart in the same way the union of hard guitar riffs and dreamy orchestrations does. It is only fitting that their set list is built around the band’s own compositions such as 'The Maze' and 'Nightchild'.
In June 2019, the band will hit the road for an Eastern European tour as a support act with fellow Swiss friends symphonic dark metal group FORGE for their "Heimdall Tour 2019" in Czech Republic, Poland, Slovakia, and Hungary.
"Reflections of A Nightmare" is available for pre-order via Rockshots Records at http://bit.ly/DreamsInFragments_CD
The lyric video of the first single "Nightchild" is available on YouTube: https://youtu.be/r-Gd-Juk_Tc
Tour Dates w/ FORGE:
June 1 - Mladá Boleslav, CZ - Farářova Sluj
June 2- Praha, CZ - Modrá Vopice
June 4 - Banská Bystrica, SK - Tartaros
June 5 - Bielsko Biala, PL - Rudeboy Club
June 7 - Budapest, HU - S8 Underground Club
June 8 - Hodonín, CZ - Club Nautilus
DREAMS IN FRAGMENTS is:
Seraina Schöpfer: Vocals
Christian Geissmann (Majesty of Silence, Proxima): Guitars, Growls, Orchestral Arrangements
Jan Thomas (Rainforce, ex-Pÿlon): Bass
Frank Fritschi: Drums
Label website: www.rockshots.eu
A few weeks after the official release of the effort, Swiss Pagan / Folk metal band NORVHAR just shared their whole 'KAUNA' EP for full-stream on YouTube thanks to the courtesy on the Unknown Melodeath Channel.
In other news, both CD & Digital editions are still available on Bandcamp and the legal streaming services.
Stream the 'KAUNA' EP on YouTube | Order your digital / physical copy on Bandcamp
..For the record...
Formed in 2016 from the ashes of the band Harmoniks, NORVHAR is oriented towards pagan / folk / epic metal. It consists of six skilled musicians, all of them with stage experiences.
Those six friends offer a music which is inspired, epic, melodic, but which also makes you want to drink beers until the end of times. Vastly inspired by Tolkien’s universe, but also by Nordic mythology, the texts are dense and deep, filled with adventures and battles, with mystical tales and latent alcoholism.
The folk melodies, sometimes played on the keyboard, sometime on the flute or on acoustic instruments, intermingle with powerful and sharp guitars, all punctuated by intense bass and battle-like drums.
The vocals, straight out of the plains of Valhalla are calling the warriors to battle by their unquenchable fire. NORVHAR is going to release an album at the beginning of 2019.
For fans of Moonsorrow, Ensiferum, Equilibrium, Finntroll, Wintersun.
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
Swiss-Serbian Evolucija sign with Alpha Omega Management and are already working on their new album
Swiss-Serbian Evolucija was formed in 2007 in Switzerland by Dragisa Marinjes. In the same year the debut album "Baklja slobode" came out on Tioli Records. For the German film "Die Templerherren" Dragisa composed the official soundtrack "Pale Rider". In 2012 Dragisa and Swiss Frontwoman Ilana moved to Serbia. Their second album "Igra pocinje" was released in 2016 again on Tioli Records. The first album in English "Hunt" came out on March 30th, 2018, on Pure Steel Records. The German Cute & Dangerous Magazine rewarded the band with the Inncoent Award for the album, becoming then the winner of "Album of the Year". Highlights of Evolucija are Montreux Jazz Festival (CH), Karneval Vrnjacka Banja (SRB), Beer Fest Belgrade (SRB), BARF Festival Belgrade (SRB) and Swiss Metal Attack Z7 Prattlen (CH). The band is currently working on new album, more information will be revealed soon.
"We are super proud to tell everyone that we signed the deal with Alpha Omega Management. We are in the process of writing and recording our new album, our goals are set high, so we need the best support possible when it comes to promotion activities. Therefore, nothing makes us happier than being able to work with these fine people. We always wanted to be able to focus primarily on our music, without having to worry about business part of things, and becoming part of Alpha Omega family will allow us to do that. Expect great thing in the future, and see you on the road!!!"
Evolucija - who just concluded their successful tour, supporting Necronomicon - will perform at Goat Hell Metal Fest, taking place on July 4-9, 2019 in Pula, Croatia.
Swiss black metal pioneers Samael release new video for the title track off their latest album "Hegemony" – watch HERE!
Samael are widely known for their Industrial Black Metal armed with wind sections passing through shivering synthesizers. On point and frighteningly brutal, fiery whirlwinds of hypnotic hammering riff forces overlay gruesomely gurgling vocals driving you over the edge.
Order their latest album Hegemony right HERE.
Samael awakened on the 14th of July 1988 when brothers Xytraguptor and Vorphalack loaded their musical gear into an atomic bunker. Almost 20 years after that day the band experienced a rebirth with the release of Solar Soul (2007). The album, co-produced by long-time producer Waldemar Sorychta and mixed by Stefan Glaumann (Rammstein, Within Temptation...) is now fully remastered and will be released with the addition of 9 bonus tracks (2 remixes, 6 instrumental songs, 1x live track).
After resurrecting black metal in the early '90's with their debut album Worship Him, introducing symphonic metal in 1994 with Ceremony of Opposites and pioneering industrial metal with Passage in 1996; Samael released Lvx Mvndi in 2011, a record that built a bridge over the 20+ years of the band's history by melting all sides and personalities of the band into a masterpiece. Now the album has been remixed from stems, remastered and will be released with the addition of 7 bonus tracks.
Get your copies of lately re-issued Lvx Mvndi HERE and Solar Soul HERE!
Vorph: Guitars, Vocals
Xy: Keyboards and Programming
Art Gates Records is thrilled to announced the addition of Swiss Blackened Heavy Metal act Frijgard.
This four pieced combo executes a wild combination of original Heavy Metal and Black Metal + a unique vision of the genre. Overall the band's lyrical themes are inspired by historical events, nature, science fiction, paganism and fantasy.
In words of Iván Magdalena (CEO):
"I'm very happy to introduce our new signing Frijgard as we are a label that has always supported Extreme Metal. I think they can achieve great goals and we will support them in many ways".
Swiss Metallers Fueled By Fear have released a new video for the song "The Devil Will Be Waiting", taken from the band's EP "This Forsaken Place", released on February 11th 2019 via Ashburn Records. EP artwork was done by Azrael Deaign.
Watch the video here:- https://youtu.be/LMW3idRosbM
Fueled By Fear, was formed in late 2011, under the name of Blood Bound, featuring members out of formerly well known bands, such as Ex- ortation, Die by Design, Framestand and Disparaged. Their debut full length album “Two By Eight” was released on December 16th 2016 by Ashburn Productions. After the album release, the band played a lot of Club shows in Switzerland. The album hit the Swedish Rock Charts place 5 and entered the Swiss Charts too. The band has toured with Sepultura (on their Baltic Tour in March 2012) and In Flames (on their Russian mini-tour in 2013). Fueled By Fear released their new EP “This Forsaken Place” on February 11th 2019 via Ashburn Records.
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