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Israeli Prog Metallers Subterranean Masquerade sign with Sensory Records; new album impending + teaser posted
New Jersey-based progressive metal source Sensory Records has signed Israel's long-running troupe Subterranean Masquerade. The band has recently completed their fourth LP, Mountain Fever, which is being prepared for release in the months ahead.
Subterranean Masquerade, which until recently was considered a cult studio project for fine taste followers, has transformed over the last two years into an exciting, colourful live act, mixing the traditions of heavy metal together with the aesthetics of world music performance, spiritual punk and pure rock 'n' roll. Praised by music journalists all over Europe and beyond, the band has taken over the stages, showcasing a distinctly audacious execution of their complex songwriting while maintaining an almost magical grip on their audience, reviewed as rave parties for metalheads.
Led by guitarist Tomer Pink, Subterranean Masquerade was previously fronted by Green Carnation vocalist Kjetle Nordhus and Novembers Doom's Paul Khur. The band officially announces its new line-up - a fully Israeli collective of musicians hand-picked from the top of Israel's prog scene - under which the band has been touring with and recording since 2018. Now, the band is heading towards new ground; the spearheads of Israeli progressive oriental metal are back with their most diverse album yet.
With their fourth LP, and sixth overall release, Mountain Fever was recorded between Golan Heights to Fascination Street Studio (engineered by David Castillo) and mixed by Jens Bogren (Leprous, Katatonia, Opeth). Here, Subterranean Masquerade continues pushing the balance between pioneering experimentalism to their own take on modern pop culture and its manifestation in the Middle East. Revealing an album comprised of African and Balkan brass sections, Arabic violins, extended vocal techniques, and several special guest appearances, the band explores radio friendly hooks that emerge out of heavy riffs and polychromatic arrangements.
See a brief teaser for Subterranean Masquerade's Mountain Fever RIGHT HERE. Watch for an official release date for Mountain Fever to be announced alongside full audio samples and much more over the coming months.
Davidavi (Vidi) Dolev - vocals
Tomer Pink - guitars
Shai Yallin - keys
Golan Farhi - bass
Or Shalev - guitars
Omer Fishbein - guitars
Jonathan Amar - drums
Norwegian Black Metallers Nordjevel announce label deal, tour details and release teaser for upcoming video
After two hugely successful albums and an ever-increasing fan base, Black Metallers Nordjevel have today announced that they have signed to Norwegian label Indie Recordings for the release of their next album. According to founder Doedsadmiral, the decision to change labels was originally a question of practicality as much as anything else:
"We worked very well with Osmose Productions on our first two albums, and we have no complaints at all, indeed, they were instrumental in making those albums so successful, but we really wanted to work with a local label where we would be able to drop into their offices whenever we had anything to discuss. We had a good discussion with Indie and they came up with the right package and, very importantly to us, a way or working that suited Nordjevel, so here we are - ready for the next stage of the band's development."
Being a band that is quite prolific in the production of videos, there is, needless to say, a new one on the horizon, which will be for the track "The Fevered Lands" from Nordjevel's album "Necrogenesis", which was released on Osmose Productions earlier this year. A teaser for the video, which includes a welcome message from Indie, can be seen at https://youtu.be/Cfh77fPhfis
Having just finished a 23-date tour supporting Belphegor and Suffocation, Nordjevel is once again set to hit road in June in support of Possessed on their "Devils Over Europe" tour. Routing as follows:
06th June: The Underworld, London (UK)
07th June: Baroeg, Rotterdam (NL)
08th June: Metropool, Enshede (NL)
10th June: Nuke Club, Berlin (DE)
12th June: Old Capitol, Langethal (SE)
14th June: Traffic Club, Rome (IT)
15th June: Slaughter Club, Milan (IT)
16th June: Boveda, Barcelona (ES)
17th June: Caracol, Madrid (ES)
18th June: RCA Club Lisbon (PT)
19th June: Hard Club, Porto (PT)
Additionally Nordjevel will be appearing at the Wacken Open Air and Brutal Assault festivals in August.
A video by Necrolust Productions for the track "Sunset Glow" from the album "Necrogenesis", filmed during the band's 2018 appearance at the December Darkness Festival in Sweden, can be seen at https://youtu.be/fprsKwAcAyY
Italian Melodic Death Metallers Black Therapy unveil 2nd teaser for upcoming album 'Echoes Of Dying Memories'
Black Lion Records releases the second teaser for Black Therapy 3rd full length “Echoes Of Dying Memories” showcasing an extract from the title-track, where you can hear the angry yet emotional vocals of Giuseppe Di Giorgio accompanying a great guitar solo by Andrea Mataloni, on top of a top-notch sound production by Stefano Morabito (16th Cellar Studio). Pre-orders for the digital version are now open at the following link: blacklionrecords.bandcamp.com. Pre-orders for the physical version will open in January. Black Therapy will have a very special release show in their home town Rome on 9th March at Traffic Club. “Echoes Of Dying Memories” will be released 11th March 2019 via Black Lion Records. Artwork By Gogo Melone.
Check it out here:- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8XoZE-Sx4Jc&feature=youtu.be
“Echoes Of Dying Memories” will be released 11th March 2019 via Black Lion Records.
Digital pre order is available at
Giuseppe Di Giorgio- Vocals
Lorenzo Carlini- Bass Guitar
Andrea Mataloni- Guitar
Davide Celletti - Guitar
Luca Marini- Drums
Austrian death metal collective Fallen Utopia have launched a video teaser for their upcoming album "Disequilibrium". You can also take a first look at the cover artwork by Still-a-Kid in the video as well.
The album will be released on January 22nd, 2018 via Cursed Records.
You can watch the teaser at this location: www.youtube.com/watch?v=F--OEvDIoY4
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