Brazilian death / thrash quartet Nervosa are back! Fourth studio album, 'Perpetual Chaos', due January 2021
The four warriors of thrash / death frontrunners Nervosa stay true to their roots while exploring new terrain with a revitalized line-up!
A heavy, uncontrollable vortex led by the full-speed thrash / death metal engine Nervosa is ready to attack the world and leave nothing but Perpetual Chaos (out January 22 via Napalm Records) in its wake! Their talented new line up – featuring founding guitarist Prika Amaral and talented new members Diva Satanica on vocals, Mia Wallace on bass and Eleni Nota on drums – strike with inexorable full femme power, showcasing their ability for critical and straightforward lyricism mixed with an intoxicating blend of thrash spiced with remarkable death metal assaults.
Their high-speed new single, “Guided By Evil”, is the first offering from next year’s full-length and highlights their sinister new facets, whilst also underlining their unmistakable thrashing roots. The fitting audio-visual grabs the demons by the horns and evokes a bloody, enigmatic spell. The first single pulls no punches by dissecting the concept of two-faced people who eventually stab you in the back – truly guided by evil. Enter the coven and be a part of the next generation of Nervosa!
Guitarist Prika Amaral comments:
“It was a wonderful experience with these girls, they are all very talented and did an excellent job, I have never been so happy with the final result of a record. I chose Artesonao studio in Malaga, because it is isolated and in an extremely beautiful place, we worked hard but we had the best vibe between us.”
Watch “Guided By Evil” HERE
Pre-Order the new album Perpetual Chaos NOW!
Perpetual Chaos was recorded in Malaga at Artesonao Casa de Grabación Studio by Martin Furia, who also produced the new full-length with Prika Amaral – the explosive outcome is mastered by Yarne Heylen.
Vocalist Diva Satanica on the album process:
“It was undoubtedly a very intense process in every way. Not only did we learn to work together, but also to get to know each other and live together. I am very lucky to be able to be part of a project like this and I am sure that with the release of this album, Nervosa will take a very important step in its career. Working with Martin Furia was incredible, he helped me to find nuances in my voice that I didn't know I had. Get ready, for a new era more powerful than ever!”
Guided by a marvellous force of uncompromising thrash and death metal, the raw power of Perpetual Chaos has its finger on the pulse of time: lyrically, Nervosa does not hesitate to tackle issues that impact the very core of society as we know it. From political grievances and amplifying the voices of minorities to protesting against factory farming, capitalism and succumbing to the ill-informed musings of social elites - these commanding women do not mince words.
Tracks like the airtight opener “Venomous”, the fast-twitching “Until The Very End” and “Time To Fight” prove that Nervosa’s revitalized identity experiments with both fresh new elements and crucial auditory foundations without succumbing to any clichés. “Genocidal Command” perks ears with Diva Satanica’s vocal eloquence, accented by the outstanding range of Schmier (Destruction) whilst mirroring a rousing thrash metal manifest. A tremendous outcome awaits with brawl-brushed guitar lines, blisteringly fast drums and critical lyricism – striking the listener in a way only Nervosa could. Viva Perpetual Chaos!
England thrash metal unit Evile has signed a worldwide contract with Napalm Records!
Since their formation in 2004, Evile has been turning heads and taking names – delivering four pure thrash offerings blended with an uncompromising death metal attack. Evile are known for explosive and captivating live shows, having performed at Wacken Open Air, Bloodstock Festival and Hellfest and with bands like Megadeth, Kreator and Amon Amarth. With their current discography, the four-piece have been tearing up the scene with a raucous new take on the classic thrash metal sound.
Since recently announcing some exciting new line-up changes with the talented Ol Drake on vocals/guitar and new member Adam Smith of RipTide as rhythm guitarist, they are now more than ready to drop some new material. Evile are currently in the studio recording the long awaited follow up to their 2013 release Skull. More exciting news to come in early 2021 ...
Ol Drake, Evile, on the signing:
"We're extremely excited to announce our signing to Napalm Records! We'd heard a lot of great things about Napalm over the years and it's an honour to join the ranks of some excellent bands. Evile haven't released any music since 2013 so we promise to deliver a crushing thrash metal classic which I believe will surprise everyone; even the die-hard "Grave" fans. As previously announced, Matt is unfortunately no longer a part of the band, so I've taken over on vocal duties while remaining on lead guitar too. Also, please welcome our newest member, Adam Smith of RipTide, on rhythm guitar. We begin recording with producer and engineer Chris Clancy on September 17 at Andy Sneap's Backstage Studios. We can't wait for you to hear what we have in store!"
Sebastian Münch, A&R and Product Manager Napalm Records:
"I am super excited to work with Ol Drake and my favourite British Thrash Metal band Evile. I've been a fan since "Enter The Grave”, and the new demos I've already listened to sound simply amazing! Expect a monster of an album in 2021! Welcome to the Napalm family!"
OL Drake - Vocals & Lead Guitar
Ben Carter – Drums
Joel Graham – Bass
Adam Smith - Rhythm Guitar
New Zealand metal band Alien Weaponry join Los Angeles based management company, The RSE Group, home to high profile artists including Slayer, Gojira, Mastodon and Ghost.
Henry de Jong, drummer of the powerhouse trio had this to say about the deal:-
“We couldn’t be more excited to work with Rick Sales and be a part of the company that manages some of our favourite artist. Rick Sales is a legend, and an influential figure in the metal scene worldwide.”
Lewis de Jong, singer/guitarist adds:-
“We’re pretty humbled to be welcomed into this exclusive family of artists”.
The New Zealanders have been making headlines across the world with their unique fusion of thrash metal and their native language, Te Reo Maori. They occupied the no. 1 slot for 13 weeks on the ‘Devil’s Dozen’ countdown on SiriusXM Liquid Metal, their debut album Tū was voted album of the decade by Finnish metal magazine Tuonela, in Denmark they were welcomed to the Copenhell festival by a crowd of 10,000 doing a haka in their honour, and opened up for Slayer in Stuttgart, Germany on their final European show last year.
While the world has been in lockdown due to Covid-19, the band has been back at home in New Zealand, writing and recording their second album. The album was due for release in 2020, but has been delayed until 2021 because of the pandemic.
While Alien Weaponry has had to cancel all overseas touring in 2020, they will soon be announcing dates and locations for a New Zealand tour later this year.
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Italian thrashers Netherblade are back with their first full-length album, "Reborn". Showcasing a ruthless attack of pure thrash metal in its most intense and catchy form, "Reborn" will be released on October 16th 2020 through Dark Hammer Legion/Volcano Records.
Having channelled their primal instincts with simple yet effective fare on a couple of singles and an EP in four years, the band on their debut album sound straightforward while occasionally offering some acutely atmospheric and almost progressive moments, bearing comparisons with Exodus, Death Angel, Artillery and even old Machine Head.
Netherblade was born from the ashes of Milan's metal band Blindeath in 2016. Shortly after the first rehearsals, Dan, Luca and Simone hired Riccardo Bona as second guitarist and Andrea Ledda for the frontman position.
Towards the end of 2016 the band signed to ETN Records and released their debut single, "Thieves' Den", only in digital format on all major platforms and stores. In support of the single, the group also released an official video clip in order to make more waves in the underground circuit.
In 2017 Netherblade signed to Vomit Arcanus Prod. and started working on their first EP, "Annihilation of Self", which was released in 2018. To support the EP, the band launched two singles in lyric video and official video clip formats on YouTube, while the whole EP was being released in digital format on all the usual platforms.
In 2019 Riccardo left the band and was promptly replaced by Davide: with this line-up, the band entered the studio and started recording the debut album, entitled "Reborn", at the beginning of 2019. The record will be release and distributed via Dark Hammer Legion and Volcano Records.
Danilo Sunna - Drums
Simone Aiello - Guitar
Davide Zacco - Guitar
Andrea Ledda - Vocals
Fabio Vanotti - Bass
*Luca Frisenna - Bass on the album
Riley Gale, the dynamic vocalist and frontman of Texas thrash metal luminaries Power Trip, has passed away leaving a void in the worldwide metal community. Riley was an extraordinarily charismatic, outspoken, and kind-hearted person who has touched lives around the globe both onstage and off. Our condolences go out to Riley's family, bandmates, friends, and fans. Rest in peace...
Please read the official statement issued yesterday evening:
"Dear Power Trip fans worldwide,
It is with the greatest of sadness we must announce that our lead singer and brother Riley Gale passed away last night.
Riley was a friend, a brother, a son. Riley was both a larger than life rock star and a humble and giving friend. He touched so many lives through his lyrics and through his huge heart. He treated everyone he met as a friend and he always took care of his friends. We will celebrate Riley's life and never forget the great works of music, charity, and love that he left behind.
You, the fans, meant so much to him, please know how special you are. If you have a memory of Riley please share it, no matter how small, as we remember him.
Please respect our wishes for privacy during this time. In lieu of flowers please send donations to Dallas Hope Charities, the link to donate directly is here: https://www.dallashopecharities.org
Riley's Loving Family
P.S. Funeral and visitation arrangements are pending.
Recently, Greek thrashers Typhus signed with Punishment 18 Records, consequently they will release their new full-length album "Mass Produced Perfection". Production and mixing was done at D Studio by Michael Karpathiou (Exarsis, Dødsferd). The new chapter will see the light later this year.
Brazilian thrash metal institution Nervosa have announced their new band line-up! After a long and vigorous audition process, Prika Amaral – creator, founding member and guitarist of the band – is thrilled to announce that vocalist Diva Satanica (Bloodhunter), bassist Mia Wallace (Abbath & Triumph Of Death), and drummer Eleni Nota (Mask of Prospero and Croque Madame) have all joined the force that is Nervosa!
The choice to form a quartet instead of reinstating a trio was made to give Nervosa a fresh approach and show another thrilling facet, but will in no way take away from the thrash/death essence they are renowned for. Fans can expect riffs with a lot of down-picking and a strong grip, fast and technical drums, a renewed and heavier bass with super aggressive thrash metal vocals.
Nervosa guarantees that, as soon as live events can happen again, they will comply with their schedule and travel the world to bring their unique sound everywhere! The band is also pleased to state that they have begun working on new music. Stay tuned for more info!
Prika Amaral comments:
"It was an incredible experience to meet so many talented women. It was not easy to choose just one and being forced to say “no” to several really good musicians. But the question is beyond musical competence. It involves availability, professional posture, good communication, etc... I am very happy with the result and very confident. I already have a lot of new songs saved and we have already started writing. We plan to launch some new material online during self-quarantine downtime, as well. I guarantee that Nervosa is coming with full strength."
Diva Satanica - vocals
Prika Amaral - guitar
Mia Wallace - bass
Eleni Nota - drums
Thrash Metal veterans Testament celebrate new album with animated video for 'Children Of The Next Level'
Legendary bay area thrash metal giants Testament unleash new thunder to the masses in the form of their thirteenth studio album, Titans Of Creation, via Nuclear Blast.
In celebration of the release, the band offer fans the official video for 'Children Of The Next Level' by Balázs Gróf, which can be seen here: youtu.be/C9hDhc1Bd4U
(Check out more work from Balázs Gróf at grofbalazs.hu)
Chuck Billy comments:-
"Being so busy with touring, we weren't able to schedule a video shoot and thought we'd try something different and came up with a killer animated video for the song 'Children Of The Next Level'. With the song being about the Heavens Gate cult, we thought it would make for a good visual story. It takes a lot of time and effort to make animated video and it was really cool to watch the process as it came to life. i think it came out awesome."
Eric Peterson states:-
"Watching clips as it was being put together was exciting, but after seeing it for the first time from beginning to end, its hilarious as hell and lots of fun to watch. It sticks to the story board of lyrics while remaining very entertaining to watch and much more, I think even non metal fans will love this too!"
Order your copy of Titans Of Creation on the format of your choice here: nblast.de/TestamentTOC
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.
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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.
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