Icelandic Tech Death outfit Ophidian I are now fully streaming their upcoming release 'Desolate' in advance of the release date. The album is scheduled for world-wide release on July 16th, 2021 via Season of Mist. 'Desolate' can be listened to via the official Season of Mist YouTube channel HERE. The link may be freely spread throughout your channels.
The band comments on the album:
"The culmination of all our hard work and passion is finally here! We are beyond proud to present our lives work, our greatest achievement to date; 'Desolate.' We feel like this album truly belongs in the collection of every tech-death enthusiast and shamelessly declare this to be the sickest death metal ever to come out of Iceland."
Pre-orders for the upcoming albums are live HERE.
The artwork for 'Desolate', which has been created by Eliran Kantor, and further album details can be viewed below.
With a clear goal of reaching the apex of technical metal in terms of proficiency, arrangements and sound, Ophidian I has produced the destructive full-length album ‘Desolate’.
Emerging from Iceland; the barren island in the north, home to apocalyptic weather, eruptions, and storms. The breeding intensity, blazing speed, and ferocity of Ophidian I reflects the chaos it hails from as well as the inherent beauty and complex harmony. Consisting of familiar faces within the Icelandic scene as members of bands such as Helfró, Beneath, Une Misère and Atrum; Ophidian I set forth with the intent of testing the boundaries of the extreme, while retaining focus on composition and arrangements.
After getting together and realizing the goal was within reach, the band spent days upon days in the rehearsal space expanding and calibrating their physical and mental abilities in order to actualize the envisioned form of Ophidian I. Bound and determined to create an absolute no-compromise piece of work, Ophidian I headed to the studio after having honed in on the direction and arrangements of the 10 songs that were to become ‘Desolate’. Remaining extremely meticulous throughout the process, the methodically performed tracks were handed over to Christian Donaldson (The Grid) for mixing and mastering. To finalize the vision, Eliran Kantor took to creating artwork fitting the aforementioned direction and soundscape. With the completion of ‘Desolate’ the raison d’être of Ophidian I had been established and partially fulfilled. Bringing the ferocity to the masses is now a central objective.
Incessantly at work, Ophidian I is a monumental brute-force to be reckoned with. Amidst the dominant roster at Season of Mist, Ophidian I will be unyielding in their claim to be amongst the titans of the industry. With various influences ranging from all styles, the unique melt of technical death metal – with immersive melody and hooks at every corner – ‘Desolate’ will appeal to all those who seek peak militant musicianship on all fronts.
International tech-death upstarts Solus Ex Inferis unveil debut album details and devastating new single
Solus Ex Inferis is a trans-continental, technical death metal band founded by long-time musician and guitar player, Dave Sevenstrings alongside Marco Pitruzzella aka Lord Marco (Six Feet Under, Sleep Terror, ex-The Faceless), Sahil Makhija aka Demonstealer (Demonic Resurrection, Reptilian Death), Ollie Morgan (Necropathy) and Mauricio Catalán. The band first broke into the worldwide metal scene back in 2018 with their critically acclaimed 4-song EP, Demonic Supremacy. Three years on, Solus Ex Inferis has resurfaced with news of their debut full-length album, Daemones Ceramici; scheduled to be released on 9th July 2021. Alongside the announcement, the band has also unveiled a new single off of the upcoming LP titled, "Destroying Malevolence". The track is accompanied with a slick lyric video featuring, in great detail, the diabolic cover art drawn by Tata Kumislizer. Stream / listen [HERE].
Formed in 2017, Solus Ex Inferis came about as a means for the band’s original bassist and co-founding member, Matt Nemeth, to hone his audio engineering & production capabilities. Looking for a specific style of extreme metal drumming, Nemeth and Sevenstrings — both die-hard fans of Pitruzzella’s work — decided to approach him to see if he’d be interested in joining the band. Once Pitruzzella agreed, the two decided to engage a full-time vocalist (Sahil Makhija) and a lead-guitar player (Ollie Morgan). This line-up, with members from US, Australia, Chile and India, went on to record the band’s debut EP, Demonic Supremacy. Soon after its release, Nemeth quit the band and was replaced by Mauricio Catalán. Catalán, besides being a bassist, also ran a full-fledged studio and it was here where the band’s upcoming full-length was entirely mixed & mastered.
Right from the band’s inception, it has been Dave Sevenstrings’ constant endeavour to write music that combined fast-paced, blast-beat style death metal with melodic lead elements and simultaneously was informed by the sounds of celebrated bands in the genre like Vital Remains, Hypocrisy, Deeds Of Flesh, Psycroptic etc. It started to evolve into its own thing once all the members started participating in the writing process and started to contribute some of their own musical influences from the different regions they came from. Hence, the music on Daemones Ceramici, while being devastatingly fast-paced and razor-sharp technical, “still retains the core of any good song, (and includes) solid riffs that you can headbang to” says Dave.
If you thought the last EP was any indication of how brutal or extreme Solus Ex Inferis could sound, the full-length quashes all of that point-blank and strives to push all known boundaries within the tech-death realm. Named after the malevolent spirits in Greek mythology, Solus Ex Inferis’ debut full-length plays around concepts of demonology and the occult; often re-contextualizing it for the terrible state of the world as we know it today. “The album reflects on human beings as the real demons, it reflects the hypocrisy and hatred fuelled by religion” adds Makhija, the band’s frontman and lyricist.
Solus Ex Inferis’ debut full-length album, Daemones Ceramici, is releasing worldwide on the 9th of July, 2021. Pre-orders for the digital release and merchandise are now available on the band’s Bandcamp, [HERE]. The album will be available to stream on all streaming services including YouTube, Spotify and Apple Music.
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Season of Mist are pleased to announce the signing of Icelandic Tech Death outfit Ophidian I. The band, containing members of Icelandic label mates Helfró, will release their brand new album 'Desolate' via Season of Mist in the summer of 2021.
Ophidian I comment on the signing:
"We are ecstatic to announce that we’ve partnered with Season of Mist for the release of our album 'Desolate' in 2021. The new album is a product of relentless dedication and we could not imagine a more fitting home than with the incredible team at Season of Mist. Through the years we have been inspired by many artists from their roster and now we humbly take our place amongst them."
Season of Mist CEO Michael Berberian comments on the signing:
"It all started by a mail from an old partner in crime, known to many in the industry; Ula Gehret. I quote : “Am I nuts, or is this really good?” Two emails later: “I’ve really fallen for this album (it’s my new “Unquestionable Presence”)”. And my god, was he right. It’s my most played album of the last two months. There is something extra to this one, in my mind there is no doubt that this is a future classic. So a few weeks later, we signed the band, and he’s managing them. Two music industry veterans falling for an album like we were teens. We, at SOM were lucky to release with Archspire and Beyond Creation the two cornerstones of the last decade in the “Tech Death” world. Here is the first one of 2021."
For a glimpse of things to come and updates, follow the band on Faceook.
With a clear goal of reaching the apex of technical metal in terms of proficiency, arrangements and sound, Ophidian I has produced the destructive full-length album 'Desolate'.
Emerging from Iceland; the barren island in the north, home to apocalyptic weather, eruptions and storms. The breeding intensity, blazing speed and ferocity of Ophidian I reflects the chaos it hails from as well as the inherent beauty and complex harmony.
With various influences ranging from all styles, the unique melt of technical death metal - with immersive melody and hooks at every corner - 'Desolate' will appeal to all those who seek peak militant musicianship on all fronts.
Italian Orchestral Death Metal maestros Fleshgod Apocalypse unveil cinematic masterpiece for latest single 'Monnalisa'
Italian Orchestral Death Metal giants Fleshgod Apocalypse have unveiled a stunningly beautiful new cinematic masterpiece video for the band’s latest single 'Monnalisa.'
Watch the video for 'Monnalisa' here: https://youtu.be/NYEhQDsOqiU
Order 'Veleno' now: www.nuclearblast.com/fleshgodapocalypse-veleno
Listen to the band's new album on all digital platforms: http://geni.us/FAVelenoDX
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'Monnalisa' features on the band’s critically praised 2019 album, 'Veleno', that’s available now from Nuclear Blast. The video was produced by Void n’ Disorder, directed by Giovanni Bucci (Korn) and shot by Francesco Pennica. Full credits can be found in the video’s description on YouTube.
Francesco Paoli says:
“'Monnalisa' is truly experimental but, at the same time, one of the best songs we've ever written. It stood up amongst the other 'Veleno' tracks right from its release, becoming an instant classic for our fans. I believe what makes this one so special for everyone is that the idea of "poisoning", which is at the very centre of our album 'Veleno' is connected to love. Even the most noble of feelings can become toxic if we suddenly lose our identity, letting our mind and soul become enslaved to someone else. In the end, we can truly love someone only if we find a way to love ourselves first. This is one of the most meaningful messages hidden inside our album. That's why we felt the need to emphasize it even more through this video.
When I came up with the concept behind the video, we all agreed that only someone like Giovanni Bucci (Korn, Oddko), who directed our previous video 'Sugar', could have handled it the way we desired. The final result is a cinematic video that looks as good as a high-end fashion film, with incredible production values and unconventional imagery, mostly inspired by the historical heritage of Italian fashion and architecture, while still maintaining some horror aspects.
Giovanni and I have known each other for a very long time and I collaborated with his band Oddko. I'm a huge fan of all his work as a full rounded artist. He and all the creative minds of the Void ‘N Disorder team, like the extraordinarily talented Art Director Paola Rocchetti, and top-level colourist Gabe Sanchez (Post Malone, Usher, Camila Cabello) transformed a bunch of cool ideas into a mind-blowing piece of art.”
Giovanni Bucci adds:
“My goal with this music video was to prove that you can make something elegant and classy and still be metal as fuck. I wanted to get away from the gritty stereotypes of metal videos and since we are all Italians, I thought that it would be interesting to juxtapose Death Metal imagery with elements from classical Italian culture, with its sophistication, elegance, and style. Moreover, it's always a pleasure to work with these guys and Francesco, who plays the drums on Oddko’s upcoming album and is also featured in the next, soon to be released, music videos.”
The debut album of Swiss Technical / Melodic Death Metal act Arcaine, which will be titled "As Life Decays", will be released on February 14th via Black Sunset / MDD!
Recorded in the Blue Wonder studio in Chur, Switzerland, the album features 9 songs that will kick your ass with a relentlessly hard sound.
Focused less on death and the devil and more on current socio-critical themes, the band's debut album was mixed by Vladimir Cochet at the Conatus Studio in Vevey, while Max Morton (Morton Studios, Jinjer, Sacrosanct, among others) is responsible for mastering. Artwork was taken up by Russian artist Xaay and visually implemented on the cover artwork.
Reunion Island's Tech Death crew Aeon Patronist have just released a new music video, read the announcement below:-
We just released a brand new video to let our track "Katadesmos" shine through a guitar performance of Alex. Watch it right now below !
Katadesmos Guitar Playthrough: https://youtu.be/Laaks_dAcsE
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Furthermore, during this winter time, we are working ardently on new tracks for our next album which will hopefully be brought to life next year. The new songs are taking form as we experiment with our news ideas, influences and will to explore new grounds.
You are a vital part of making Aeon Patronist alive and so, thank you for your endless support.
Mechanical God Creation release new music video for "I Am The Godless Man", taken from their latest album "The New Chapter", which was released in March 2019.
Check out now "I Am The Godless Man" below.
"We can finally present our new official video, a work we care a lot about because together with the video maker Mirko Salciarini we have done everything possible to make it dark but elegant at the same time. Enjoy your time with this new MGC videoclip hoping you will like it"
Previously the video was premiered by Metal Underground here - http://www.metalunderground.com/news/details.cfm?newsid=146105
Tech Death veterans Nile reveal new album 'Vile Nilotic Rites' and release lyric video for 'Long Shadows Of Dread'
Technical death metal Egyptologists Nile are proud to reveal that their ninth studio album, 'Vile Nilotic Rites', will be released on November 1st via Nuclear Blast. Today, the band gives fans a taste of the album with the release of the first single 'Long Shadows Of Dread'. Watch the lyric video here: https://youtu.be/tXZvLIN75Fs
Karl Sanders commented:-
"I am thankful the day has finally arrived that we can share with fans the first single from 'Vile Nilotic Rites'. It’s the opening track on the new disc, and a song we will be thoroughly enjoying playing live on our upcoming EU and USA tours. 'Long Shadows' was chosen as the first song we want people to hear from this upcoming album as this crushing track should leave NO DOUBT in anyone’s mind concerning the uncompromising, brutal, destructive intent evident throughout the entirety of the 'Vile Nilotic Rites' album. I would also like to thank our fans who have been patiently waiting while we worked tirelessly to make this record undeniably the best NILE record in many years.“
George Kollias commented:-
“I’m super excited for the release of our new album and very happy our fans will finally get their first taste! It’s a special album for all of us since each member contributed on this a lot. I feel it represents the teamwork spirit NILE has right now and that shows on stage as well. I look forward to touring and playing these songs live for all the NILE fans!”
'Vile Nilotic Rites' was recorded and produced by Karl Sanders at Serpent Headed Studios in Greenville, South Carolina with the exception of the drums which were recorded at Esoteron Music Studios in Athens, Greece with engineering handled by Jim Touras and George Dovolos. The album was mixed and mastered by Mark Lewis at MRL Studios. For the album artwork, the band returned to artist Michal "Xaay" Loranc who has worked with the band for over 10 years.
'Vile Nilotic Rites' will be available in the following formats in the UK:
Pre-save the album on Spotify, Apple Music and Deezer: https://nblast.de/NilePreSave
Italian Brutal / Tech Death crew Carnageslumber to release debut album "Sadistic Mechanical Evolution" via Extreme Metal Music
Italian label Extreme Metal Music is excited to announce they will be releasing fellow countrymen Carnageslumber's full length "Sadistic Mechanical Evolution" to follow the band's self-titled debut EP also unleashed on the label in 2016.
Inspired by the likes of Deicide, Morbid Angel, Nile, and Cannibal Corpse, Carnageslumber have been assaulting the masses with brutal technical death metal since 2014. Evolving their approach of extreme music with an "old school style" along with their lyrics based on human guinea pigs and self-destructive behaviour, the band offers up a sound that is best described as 'gloomy, dark, dirty, low, yet classic'. This next release is more mature and technically advanced to showcase how the band has grown musically since their first effort.
Featuring vocalist Paolo “Zodd” Sofia (Velchans), drummer Lorenzo Reina (ex-Cadaver Mutilator) and guitarist Salvo Di Marco, Carnageslumber's forthcoming album "Sadistic Mechanical Evolution" is ready to annihilate fans with over 30 minutes during eleven gut-punching tracks that unleash a carnage that will wake you up from your slumber.
The band adds:
"'Sadistic Mechanical Evolution' is the canvas on which we wanted to describe the morbid need of humankind (and other "living things"). Focusing particularly upon the exploitation of the human guinea pig, analysing, and in some cases, both state of mind, victim, and executioner. Almost every song written on this album expresses all of this through the free inspiration and interpretation of more or less famous films, books, comics, and historical events."
"Sadistic Mechanical Evolution" will be available on October 25, 2019.
Album Teaser here.
Album Pre-Order here.
All songs by: Carnageslumber
Artwork by: Cristina Cammarata
Produced by: Carnageslumber and Angelo Bissanti
Recorded by: Angelo Bissanti and Ettore Braggio
Mixing and Mastering by: Giuseppe Messineo
American Extreme Metallers Singularity to release 'Place Of Chains' on October 11th via The Artisan Era
Tempe, Arizona-based technical death metal/symphonic black metal hybrid act Singularity are excited to announce the release of their second full-length, Place of Chains, on October 11th via The Artisan Era. It is the follow up to the group's highly praised 2016 EP, Void Walker, which was preceded by their 2014 self-titled album that put the band on the map. Place of Chains sports eye-popping cover art from Justin Abraham who has created art for Equipoise, Inanimate Existence, Lecherous Nocturne, A Loathing Requiem, Æpoch, and more. Place of Chains was mixed by Inferi and Oubliette guitarist Mike Low, and Mastered by Anagnorisis guitarist Zak Denham.
Since their formation in 2010, Singularity has continually shown themselves to be a forward-thinking act, one with a bold vision built on fusing technical death metal and symphonic black metal together in a myriad of ways. Now in 2019, Singularity's years of hard work and commitment to their craft has paid off with their most accomplished material yet on Place of Chains. Bombastic and brutal, Place of Chains exists as a unique crossover between worlds, in doing so, Singularity has delivered a powerful album that will surely be ranked among as one of 2019's best death metal releases. Further enhancing the quality of Place of Chains is a bevy of high profile guest spots from Inferi guitarist Malcolm Pugh adding further orchestration throughout the album, a song co-written by Equipoise guitarist Nick Padovani plus a guest solo, as well as guest vocals from Arkaik vocalist Jared Christianson and Animus Complex vocalist Jeremy Davis.
The band states that Place of Chains will strongly appeal to fans of Fleshgod Apocalypse, Vale of Pnath, Old Man's Child, Dimmu Borgir, and the first album from Irreversible Mechanism.
*You can listen to an album teaser video for Singularity - Place of Chains HERE
Singularity comments on the release of Place of Chains:-
"Place of Chains is the translation to the song title "Desmoterion" which lyrically illustrates the emotions of being wrongfully imprisoned. Considering that many of the songs on this record lyrically are about enslavement, we felt it was a good over-arching title for the record. We strongly believe that this is the best Singularity record so far. Singularity would also like to thank our guest artists that we had the privilege of having on this record. With every record, we try to further hone in on what the core of Singularity's sound is and what we want to bring to the world of metal."
Stay tuned for more Singularity news, pre-orders, early singles, and more coming soon.
Singularity - Place of Chains Line-up
Jack Fliegler - Guitar, Vocals (ToxicxEternity, ex-Hemoptysis)
Adam King - Bass, Vocals ( Depraved Heretic, ex-live for Arkaik)
Nick Pompliano (RIP) - Keyboards
Nathan Bigelow - Drums (Arkaik, ex-Alterbeast, Solar Impulse)
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