Austrian Blackened Thrashers Irdorath ink deal with Art Gates Records; new album "The Final Sin" due out May 1st
Art Gates Records are proud to announce that Austrian Black / Thrash Metal band Irdorath are the newest artist to join the label's ever-growing roster.Musically this four pieced combo keeps evolving without following any trends, focussed in their mixture of Black and Thrash Metal.
In the words of the band:
"We are proud to announce that our new record "The Final Sin" will be released through our new label partner Art Gates Records! We are looking forward to this promising cooperation and to all the thrilling news we are able to present to you in the next weeks and months! Stay tuned!"
After four full length records: "Götterdämmerung" (2007), “Dekonstrukteur Des Fleisches” (2010), "I Am Risen (2013) and "Denial Of Creation" (2017) and performing throughout Europe several times, the band is ready to unleash their new and fifth opus "The Final Sin" through Art Gates Records.
Canadian Heavy Thrashers Lutharö unveil new single “Wings Of Agony”; taken from upcoming EP due March 27th
Lutharö, from Hamilton, Canada is unleashing their second EP “Wings of Agony” on March 27th and this release promises to be more innovative and imaginative than the last one. Lutharö stepped out of their comfort zone for this recording and they anticipate a solid reception from current and new fans.
Foreshadowing the EP comes a video for the single and the title track. The roller coaster of a song will bring out the worst of your anxiety and your deepest inner peace within six minutes. It is the perfect introduction to the new era of Lutharö that is darker than before, but still melodic and embodies the same amount of energy listeners have come to expect.
Lutharö's lyrics all come from a personal place and they hope that fans will find a connection to the songs. As they state:
“'Wings of Agony' is a song about the never-ending struggle to pursue a passion. In one moment you feel like you are soaring on cloud nine, things are going your way and you exude confidence. Then at the flip of a switch, you enter a moment of darkness where you feel lost and hopeless never knowing when the light at the end of the tunnel will return. This is the never-ending cycle we embrace because we would rather be tortured in the process of pursuing our dreams than to give up on them. We want the fans to be able to relate to the strong message on this album and find empowerment from it.”
Lutharö is suggested for fans of Arch Enemy, Unleash the Archers, and Amon Amarth.
Watch 'Wings of Agony' via its premiere on Metal Injection HERE.
Lutharö hails from Hamilton, Canada and this group of motivated musicians is bringing a fresh take on heavy metal to listeners around the world.
Meticulously blending a range of sounds from death metal to power metal, Lutharö is quality extreme music for all audiences. They formed in 2013 and with furious passion and drive, quickly established themselves at the forefront of the local metal scene.
Vocalist Krista Shipperbottom takes inspiration from everyday life events to create the powerful lyrics which she then belts out to the energetic guitar work performed by Victor Bucur and John Raposo. The powerful low end comes from bassist Chris Pacey and keeping everything together is Duval Gabraiel on drums. The highly streamlined group works collaboratively on each track to ensure a unique and diverse final product.
Over the years, Lutharö has grown into their distinctive sound, emerging with a heavy and dark formula that gets fans moving. In 2018, they released their debut EP “Unleash The Beast” to great reception and are set to follow it up in 2020 with their sophomore release “Wings of Agony”.Catchy riffs, blazing solos and vocals ranging from vicious growls to cleans that will send a chill down your spine, make Lutharö a well-rounded powerhouse of a band that brings beauty, aggression and skill to the genre.
Their unbridled stage domination has been apparent with live gigs alongside Unleash the Archers, Alestorm, and The Agonist. Even with an already impressive resume, Lutharö is just getting started.
"Wings of Agony" is due out March 27, 2020.
Hungarian Groove / Thrashers Ektomorf have officially signed with Napalm Records and Napalm Events! Two years after their latest chart breaking album, Fury, they’ve reconnected to their roots and choose to reincarnate stronger than ever before. Napalm Records is looking forward to work on a new record with these exceptional musicians.
Over the course of the past twenty-six years and uncountable worldwide live shows, Ektomorf have established themselves to a powerful position in the Groove / Thrash metal scene. Their earthshaking grooves not only perfectly match with Zoli’s rough vocals, but always come along with a critical, strong message. Ektomorf are tearing down the walls to unite everyone with their mesmerizing, yet energetic sound!
Zoltan "Zoli" Farkas on the signing:
“I am very happy and proud to be a part of the Napalm family now. This is definitely a new chapter in my carrier that reaches the next level with the combination of Napalm Records and Napalm Events. Napalm Records is the best label I can imagine to release the new Ektomorf album and to go new ways together with us.
Napalm Events is very well established by now and I can't wait to go on a world tour again with the new album and play further countries. I am very thankful to my new manager Tom, he made this work out. We visited together the Napalm team in Berlin last week. We had very good conversations and a lot of fun. The combination of Napalm Records and Napalm Events is really unique because of the close cooperation. I am super motivated and can’t wait to start with the Napalm team. The new chapter starts now!”
Markus Jakob, Napalm Records, adds:
”We’re happy to welcome Ektomorf to the Napalm family and work hard on both album and live activities! Zoltan for sure is one of the hardest working metal musicians out there and definitely outdid himself on the upcoming record - expect nothing but a cross-generational thrash manifesto! Here’s to a bright and heavy mutual future!”
Zoltán Farkas – vocals, guitars
Simon Szebasztián – guitars
Csaba Zahorán – bass
Kálmán Oláh – drums
Australian Thrash / Death crew Thrash Bandicoot release debut EP Milwaukee Cannibal & video of title track
Australian Thrash / Death metal band Thrash Bandicoot have just released their debut EP Milwaukee Cannibal on January 6. The title song is a display of "spine-wrenching thrash metal exploring the mentality of Jeffery Dahmer, the Milwaukee Cannibal", states the band. Milwaukee Cannibal has been produced, engineered, mixed & mastered by Matt Clarke (Daemon Foetal Harvest, Bastardizer, Darker Half). Thrash Bandicoot's debut EP Milwaukee Cannibal is now available for download on their Bandcamp page.
Thrash Bandicoot are:
Jack Insley-Flowers - Bass
Daniel Lever - Vocals & Guitar
Matt Perkins - Lead Guitar
Tim Worley - Drums
Thrash Bandicoot are a 4 piece Thrash / Death metal band hailing from Wollongong, Australia. The band is drawing influences from the likes of Pantera, Testament and Slayer. Forming in 2016, the guys have played up and down the East Coast of Australia, sharing the stage with Australian acts such as Bastardizer, Mason, Hidden Intent, and US thrash titans Lich King.
Produced,engineered, mixed & mastered by Matt Clarke
Drums recorded at Main Street Studios, Fairy Meadow
Album artwork by Eko Gruffyanto
The time has arrived for legendary Bay Area thrash metal giants Testament to unleash new thunder to the masses and reveal their thirteenth studio album, Titans Of Creation, which will be released on April 3rd via Nuclear Blast.
Just as the elements of this planet thrive within all living creatures, each musician in Testament represents a necessary component of this latest musical creation. Today the band launches their multi-part series examining each member in their respective element. Watch the first episode focusing on Alex Skolnick in his element (air), here: youtu.be/pGzlxTzch-Q
Pre-order your copy of Titans Of Creation on the format of your choice here: nblast.de/TestamentTOC
Pre-save the album on Spotify, Apple Music and Deezer: nblast.de/TESTAMENTpreSave
Still filled with a massive and unstoppable energy since their last release, Testament have taken their style to the next level and present an album that is loyal to the roots of traditional thrash metal while still including alluring, brilliant and progressive ingredients that they are known for.
Titans Of Creation was produced by Chuck Billy and Eric Peterson while Juan Urteaga of Trident Studios handled co-producing, recording and engineering. Andy Sneap was responsible for the mixing and mastering of the album. Eliran Kantor stepped up once again to create a new masterpiece of artwork for the cover of this release.
Titans Of Creation will be available in the following formats
Australian thrash metallers Warrior Within released their second EP In Light Act II on 8 February 2020. The EP follows their first act EP In Darkness Act I. The EP can be ordered via Bandcamp.
The Australian East Coast tour kicked off in their hometown in Brisbane on Saturday 8 February. It was a special show, not only because of the EP launch. It was also the first Metal Battle Australia in Brisbane. After Brisbane, Warrior Within will tour Newcastle, Sydney and Melbourne. In Melbourne Warrior Within join Metal United Down Under and then head back to Brisbane for Brewfest. The tour will end on June 20 at Bangers and Thrash in Sydney. So, stay in the Darkness to catch the show In Light!
Warrior Within are purveyors of good wholesome thrash metal. They do not stick to one topic lyrically but cover social, political and esoteric themes. Guitarist Tass states: "We have persevered through all adversity to release our music. To us Heavy Metal is not just entertainment, its a vehicle to explore a better reality."
Warrior Within are:
Scott Macintyre - Vocals
Tass Hadoulis - Rhythm / Lead Guitar
Apostolis Hadoulis - Bass
Dan Stixx - Drums
Warrior Within are a thrash and speed metal band hailing from the Sunshine Coast in Queensland, Australia. Having been together in one form or another since 1992, the band have since cemented their line up in 2017, and are working hard to unleash their pummelling and vicious brand of metal upon Australia, and the world at large. Comprised of Scott Macintyre on vocals, Dan Stixx on drums and the brother duo of Tass Hadoulis on guitars and Toli Hadoulis on bass, Warrior Within have been brutalising crowds with their energetic live shows all over Queensland, but now have their sites firmly set on conquering Australia, and then the world.
Pre-order your copy of the digital album at Bandcamp here.
Brazilian Metal legends Sepultura mark release of new album with official video for 'Means To An End'
The age of Quadra is upon us as Sepultura release their new album today via Nuclear Blast. The Brazilian thrash metal masters mark the occasion with a stunning music video for their new single 'Means To An End'. Watch here: youtu.be/TMLed7lL5CU
Guitarist Andreas Kisser comments:-
"Sepulnation around the world the wait is over! 'Quadra' is out now!! It feels great to be here today with such a strong album in our hands, I cannot wait to see you all on the 'Quadra' World Tour. Thank you all the fans around the world that keeps this band alive and motivated. Let’s celebrate 'Quadra' together, play it loud! I know I will!”
He adds on the new song/video:-
“'Means To An End' is our third video/single taken form our new album 'Quadra'. Is the the second song on the album, it is a very powerful and complex theme that inspired director Otavio Juliano and Luciana Ferraz to make an amazing visual interpretation of the song. It shows the human greed with no limits, the arrogance and the ignorance of ourselves, we think we can do it all without knowledge, without respect. Judas and his treason, defying death in a chess game, saving money for who’s knows what and how much is enough?
It was shot in the city of Jundiaí, in an old train station museum and in Sao Paulo as well, at an old bank safe, it was the biggest in Latin America from the 50’s till it got shut down in the late 80’s. We had a lot of fun working on it and I’m very happy with the final result, hope you like it! See you on the 'Quadra' World Tour.”
Order your copy of Quadra here: nblast.de/Sepultura-Quadra
Quadra is available on Limited Edition 2 CD Digipak, 2 LP Vinyl, 2 LP Vinyl Picture Disk, Earbook, and CD.
Quadra is Sepultura's fifteenth studio album, which presents a thrilling and brutally honest concept around the Portuguese word quadra. Everyone grows up in a different quadra, shaped by rules and definitions. We are all determined by these concepts, our relationships, our careers. Our whole lives.
Sepultura will be playing at Sunstroke Festival Ireland in summer 2020, alongside the likes of Deftones, Faith No More, Mastodon etc.
13/14th June 2020 IE Punchestown Racecourse - Sunstoke Festival
You can also catch the band at Download Festival 2020:- downloadfestival.co.uk/tickets
China's death-thrash murder crew is back from the Nausea Skeleton Abyss! This CD is a compilation of these homicidal hooligans’ past three cassette releases. Thus, making this 18-track collection a 75-minute blast of pure brutality! If you're possessed by the likes of Possessed, Morbid Saint and Repulsion Dugu's poison is your cup of tea.
Nausea Skeleton Abyss was released on November 23rd, 2019, via Awakening Records.
Get your copy here
Speed Scum Dog - Drums
TormentoRx - Guitars
IronfingerHo - Guitars
Morbid Gut - Vocals
Spike - Bass
Australian Thrash metallers Alkira self released their latest EP The Pulse on the 29th of November 2019. This release follows up their highly acclaimed album Klotho (2016). Alkira state that The Pulse is "5 tracks of raw and relentless thrash and groove metal, which will light a fire upon the souls who stumble across it."
After a small break from the scene the boys from Adelaide are back. Alkira have supported these releases through consistent Australian touring, as well as around South-East Asia as the main support act for US thrashers Havok and a headlining tour of New Zealand in 2015. Alkira have also been awarded support slots for Lamb of God, Fear Factory, Tankard, Toxic Holocaust, Grave, Municipal Waste, Warbringer, King Parrot and Psycroptic.
Alkira is an Adelaide 4 piece thrash/groove metal band, with a sound which is inspired by, and blends together influences of bands such as Sepultura, Metallica, Carcass, Testament, Black Breath and Death. The band started in 2010 and has since had success with two full length albums and two EPs and extensively tour national and international circuits. These international tours have included New Zealand, and a Southeast Asian tour with American thrashers Havok.
This run also saw the band sign to Truth inc Records, who re–released their first album Juggernaut while also releasing and managing the distribution of the sophomore album Klotho. Alkira has achieved numerous supporting slots which include a slew of international acts, such as Lamb of God, Fear Factory, Flesh God Apocalypse, Warbringer, Toxic Holocaust, Goatwhore, King Parrot, Lord and Municipal Waste. These shows were met with regular success and helped build the band a healthy fan base. Supporting a new release, The Pulse, Alkira are looking to hit the touring circuit again. Their aim is to bring new levels to their high energy, intense, charismatic live performance with huge crushing riffs so the name “Alkira” on tip of people’s tongues.
Gregory Challis - Guitar & Vocals
Joel Parkinson - Guitars
Tyson Mahoney - Bass
Ryan Quarrington - Drums
The Pulse is available on their Bandcamp page.
With the release of their second album "Delirium" fast approaching, the Calgary-based thrash quartet Hazzerd have unveiled the record's breakneck opening track, “Sacrifice Them (In The Name Of God).”
The song is now streaming on Spotify - https://open.spotify.com/album/2wfa6U31wF5pJFa05n9fAI,
Bandcamp - https://hazzerdthrash.bandcamp.com/album/delirium and other digital platforms now.
Says drummer Dylan Westendorp:-
“'Sacrifice Them (In The Name of God)' is about extreme religious cults that take things too far to please their so-called God. This song is not about religion as a whole, but those people who take the idea of faith to the extreme – people who hunt down and kill innocent people because their God told them to. Musically, this song is one of our favourites, as it incorporates heavy, fast, melodic and intricate sections. It's sure to please the thrashers out there!”
“Sacrifice Them (In The Name Of God)” is the third preview track from ‘Delirium,’ Hazzerd's M-Theory Audio debut. It follows “A Tormented Reality,” which received its world premiere on Ross The Boss' Gimme Radio program (and was subsequently hailed by Metal Injection as “rip-roaring... leaves absolutely no survivors in its wake”), and “Victim Of A Desperate Mind,” a lyric video for which can be seen at this location: www.smarturl.it/hazzerd
‘Delirium’ – which is available now for pre-order (www.smarturl.it/Hazzerd) on CD, cassette and limited-edition blue/green haze coloured vinyl – was mixed and mastered by Johnny Gasparic (Into Eternity) and features cover artwork by Andrei Bouzikov (Municipal Waste, Toxic Holocaust, Skeletonwitch). The band will celebrate the album's release with a couple record release shows where they will perform live on January 24th in Calgary at The Dickens and January 31 in Edmonton at the Starlite Room . The group's next home town show will take place alongside Flotsam and Jetsam on May 26.
Hazzerd was initially formed by drummer/lead vocalist Dylan Westendorp and guitarist Brendan Malycky, two Calgary teens who were inspired by the early work of thrash legends such as Overkill, Metallica and Anthrax. The group self-released their debut EP, ‘Victimize The Innocent,’ in 2014. The following year, the band recruited then-18-year-old lead guitarist Toryin Schadlich.
In 2017, soon after solidifying the group's line-up with the addition of bassist David Sprague, HAZZERD recorded their full-length debut, ‘Misleading Evil,’ which was released via Canada's World War Now Records. Featuring cover art by Bouzikov, the record was praised by Metal-Temple.com as “one of the strongest thrash releases of 2017,” while Dead Rhetoric called the album “an exhilarating aural ride” with a “Maiden/Priest-meets-early Metallica vibe.”
Last year, Hazzerd caught the attention of M-Theory Audio after being featured on Gimme Radio, where Megadeth founder Dave Mustaine championed the group as a promising thrash hopeful. He also included the band on his personal list of record collection picks, where HAZZERD were one of only two up-and-coming artists listed (the other being Power Trip).
In recent years, Hazzerd has performed alongside the likes of Striker, Vicious Rumors, Archspire, Spellcaster and Grim Reaper in addition to playing noted Canadian festivals such as Loud As Hell and Armstrong MetalFest. Lately, the group completed a successful string of shows north of the border with Hatchet.
Fans and members of the metal media can learn more about Hazzerd's influences by watching this short video, in which the group's members discuss four albums that left a lasting mark on them and inspired them when writing ‘Delirium’: https://youtu.be/x2KM3xPsdXI
For more information on Hazzerd, visit www.facebook.com/HazzerdThrash.
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