Tampa, Florida-based symphonic black metal/death metal outfit Immanifest are excited to announce the release of their debut album, Macrobial, on November 8th via The Artisan Era. It is the follow up to the group's 2010 EP, Qliphotic, which was well-received by websites, fans of symphonic extreme metal worldwide, and also garnered praise from musicians who play in Old Man's Child, Borknager, Deicide, Kamelot, and Malevolent Creation.
Esteemed fantasy artist Helge C. Balzer (Inferi, Universal Studios work, etc.) was tapped to create the otherworldly cover art for Macrobial. Macrobial was Recorded and Mixed at Sound Source Studios in Seminole, FL by Immanifest members Asgrim and Anton Kalaj. Mastering was handled by Anagnorisis guitarist Zak Denham known for his frequent work on The Artisan Era releases. A continued interest in the band from The Artisan Era would ultimately help guide Macrobial towards release, with The Artisan Era founder Malcolm Pugh of Inferi contributing guitar solos on two of the album's songs.
Immanifest guitarist Anton comments on the albums gradual evolution:-
"Although it was never properly announced, the band went on hiatus after initiating work on Macrobial in 2011. All tracks on Macrobial existed in demo form by that year. The main writers in the group had experimented and evolved the demos through the subsequent years, although with no concrete plan until 2016. In all reality, The Artisan Era reaching out was a major contributing factor to Macrobial coming to completion."
Equal parts European extreme metal and American death metal, Macrobial is an impressive work of dark occultic art that combines symphonic black/death and bloodthirsty death metal together in a way all it's own. The albums lengthy development is reflected in the expansive scope of Macrobial's sound and the bands advanced songwriting acumen on display across its nine spellbinding tracks. Immanifest strongly recommends Macrobial for fans of groups such as Dimmu Borgir, Shadow of Intent, and Enfold Darkness.
*You can listen to an album teaser video for Immanifest - Macrobial HERE
Immanifest comments on the release of Macrobial:-
"Macrobe was a term coined by Michael Tsarion – an Irish author, occult philosopher and lecturer – when describing the nature of entities contacted through supernatural rituals conducted by Dr. John Dee (mathematician, occult philosopher & advisor to Queen Elizabeth I) in the mid 16th century. Lyrically, the album explores this theme in a variety of ways including those of consciousness, death, astral travel, advanced and sequestered technology, and its weaponization through global war as a sacrificial blood ritual. Above all – the album describes a world submerged in a multi-dimensional wilderness, although deaf and blind to the influence of lifeforms that roam, explore, feed, and seek to experience what lay beyond their own dimensional horizons."
Immanifest - Macrobial Tracklist
1. Energy Weapons Formed Against Us
2. Ultraterrestrial Creation
4. Emissaries of Ikhenaton
5. Black Miracle
6. Jahbulon's Labyrinth
7. Orbis Speculari
9. Spirits of Old
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American Metalcore outfit Like Moths To Flames sign with UNFD; new single "All That You Lost" out now
American metalcore giants Like Moths To Flames have announced they have signed to UNFD today, joining artists like Frank Iero, Silverstein, Northlane, Stray From The Path and Dream State on the label. On joining the UNFD family, vocalist Chris Roetter shares "After 10 years of LMTF, I feel a huge sense of renewal throughout the band since we signed on to the label. UNFD has done amazing things for our team in a very short amount of time and we are heavily anticipating the future and what's to come."
To celebrate this next chapter of the band, Like Moths To Flames have released a brand new single. "All That You Lost" harkens back to the legendary band's earlier releases, full of non-stop guitar riffs, heavy hitting vocals and an uncontainable energy. "'All That You Lost' is about the on-going struggles of being in toxic relationships and finally coming to the conclusion that you've had enough" shares Roetter on today's release. "I think it's important to embrace the things that piss you off... If you can use it as means to grow. Sometimes it's easier said than done." Fans can stream "All That You Lost" today at http://unfd.lnk.to/AllThatYouLost.
Like Moths To Flames conjure the type of anthems that move crowds and evoke each listener's deeply rooted passions, as evidenced by the millions of streams accumulated by songs like "Bury Your Pain," "No King," "The Worst in Me," "Wither," and "You Won't Be Missed" (which alone accounts for 5 million views on YouTube). Tours with bands like All That Remains, The Devil Wears Prada, and Memphis May Fire cemented their status as a live act worthy of admiration.
Across four albums, Like Moths To Flames have enlisted friends and contemporaries from bands like Silverstein and the Amity Affliction as guests, while trading in massive breakdowns, thrashing riffs, and melodic might, adeptly moving between crushing brutality and soaring catchiness with powerful energy.
With a new label home, upcoming tour dates and new music coming later this year, it seems like this is just the beginning for Like Moths To Flame.
Californian Death Metallers Infirmity unleash their new track "Darkness Reigns Supreme" via Decibel Magazine
Los Angeles Death Metal quartet Infirmity and Decibel Magazine have launched the exclusive world premiere of "Darkness Reigns Supreme." The newest track from the band's upcoming full-length debut, Descendants of Sodom, offers a firestorm of pummeling black and death metal.
Stream "Darkness Reigns Supreme" at this location.
Descendants of Sodom is set for release on November 9 through Lost Apparitions Records. Pre-order at infirmity.bigcartel.com/product/decadents-of-sodom-cd
Pummeling and lacerating, yes, but also superbly constructed for maximum memory retention, the music of Descendants of Sodom is to stand the test of time (however much of it we have left on this planet). Built on on an unwavering foundation of dynamic Death Metal, while at times channelling the deathly thrash of Dark Angel or Slayer, as well as shrieking black metal flourishes, that INFIRMITY have gone all in on Descendants of Sodom is a gross understatement. John Haddad's (Intronaut, Abysmal Torment, Phobia, etc) work recording, mixing, and mastering the album has paid big dividends in a sound that is crisp, cutting, and direct in the trauma that it will in fact inflict on those listeners who dare to take the beating. Wear protective clothing and brace yourself!
All music written and performed by Infirmity
Recorded, mixed and mastered by John Haddad at Trench Studios, Corona
Cover art done by the amazing Daemorph Art!
Kevin Lowery - Guitar / Vocals
Daniel Shultz - Guitar / Vocals
Zachary Ramirez - Drums
Brent Gore - Bass
Infirmity, a group of four guys who like to get together, drink beer and make some heavy metal death rock! So crank up your stereo to “11”, get into position to air guitar (or air drum), grab your favourite beer, some ibuprofen for the whiplash, and be prepared to head-bang your ass off! This is metal! This is Infirmity!
Tool celebrates their third consecutive #1 debut on Billboard’s Top 200, with Fear Inoculum (RCA Records) reigning over the U.S. sales charts, selling 270,000 units.
The news of Fear Inoculum’s impressive debut comes amidst news stories of the album release being met by lengthy lines at retailers as music lovers clamoured to get a copy of the limited edition, physical version of the CD. The spectacular, groundbreaking packaging boasts a 4” HD rechargeable screen with exclusive video footage, charging cable, 2 watt speaker, a 36-page booklet and a digital download card. The Coalition of Independent Music Stores (CIMS) released a rare statement, describing the event-like album release:-
“Several stores had well-attended midnight sales on Thursday (it was my store's first midnight sale in 10 years). When we returned to work on Friday morning, there were lines at the door… the TOOL release was the biggest thing to hit retail in years.”
The success wasn’t isolated to the U.S., with the album debuting at #1 in Australia, Norway, New Zealand, and Belgium, as well as Top 5 debuts in the UK, Germany, The Netherlands, Ireland, Italy and Finland.
Canadian-American Symphonic Melodeath crew Gone In April release video for "Empire Of Loss" ft. Steve Di Giorgio (Testament)
Gone In April, the symphonic melodic death metallers based in Canada and the USA – feat. Testament‘s Bassist Steve Di Giorgio – have released a new video for the song "Empire Of Loss", watch it here: https://youtu.be/6sU7nNV1lq8
Furthermore, Gone In April's new album, 'Shards Of Light', is now released.
Stated the band:
"Double release day! In addition to our new album, Shards of Light, we are stocked to release our new music video, Empire of Loss! While hunting for the perfect venue where to film our next video, we found a gorgeous church in ruins in Detroit. The holes in the ceiling somehow made us think of how the human memory sometimes looses pieces too. Amidst the desolation, shards of light were entering the church. Amidst the destruction, there was still light to be found."
Get more information on Gone In April at https://www.facebook.com/GoneinApril
American Modern Industrialists Fate Destroyed reveal new video for haunting cover of folk classic "In The Pines"
Fate Destroyed, the Los Angeles-based band fronted by Franccesca De Struct, unveils a haunting new video for their cover of the classic "In the Pines" today via Metal Injection.
Watch the video here: https://metalinjection.net/video/fate-destroyed-rocks-this-awesome-lead-belly-blues-cover-for-in-the-pines-and-makes-it-heavy
"In the Pines," also known as "Where Did You Sleep Last Night?" and "My Girl," is a traditional folk song made famous by legendary blues artist Lead Belly and later achieved commercial success through Nirvana's take on the track.
"I saw 'In the Pines' as the ultimate musical challenge," De Struct says. "Was it possible to take a widely known folk song, something completely the antithesis of my genre, and make it industrial? The answer was a resounding yes. This passion project came from a place of musical discovery. It gave me the chance to take a base concept and see just how much I could mould it into something entirely new."
Fate Destroyed was formed by De Struct in 2016 with an aim to provide a fierce new take on the metal status quo. Led by the raw emotion of De Struct's vocals, Fate Destroyed combines visceral guitars and driving synths to leverage the gap between hard hitting '90s industrial and modern heavy metal.
Fate Destroyed is rounded out by Roger Bohlen on guitar, Nathan YoungBlood (Green Jelly/Dirty Machine) on bass and Ben Levi (Matriarchs) on drums.
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
Canadian-American Symphonic Melodic Death crew Gone In April release "If You Join Me" music video ft. Testament‘s Steve Di Giorgio
Gone In April, the Symphonic Melodic Death Metallers based in Canada and the USA – feat. Testament‘s Bassist Steve Di Giorgio – have released an official video for a new song "If You Join Me", watch it here: https://youtu.be/XmTG3uOdpXQ
Comments the band:-
"The day has come!!! Hear the first single of our upcoming album 'Shards Of Light' and discover our very own twist of old French Canadian legends: 'If You Join Me! We are thankful for our wonderful team as well as for all of you for your unfailing support! Enjoy and share profusely!"
GONE IN APRIL – “Threads Of Existence” line-up:
Drums: Yanic Bercier
Bass: Steve Di Giorgio
Guitar: Marc-André Gingras
Vocals, Strings: Julie Bélanger Roy
Vocals: Aaron Rogers
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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Boston sludge metal band Cazador have just released a mini-documentary and full live set via Moshville Times. The video was shot on location @ Arlene's Grocery NYC by Giguana USA.
Watch the video here: https://www.moshville.co.uk/video/2019/08/sludge-trio-cazador-release-micro-documentary-and-full-live-set-watch-them-here/
In today’s society, it can sometimes feel like that there are no solutions for the problems of humanity. The unavoidable tidal wave of static seems it may doom all of us... yet a voice can still be heard. A voice of fear. A voice of anger. A voice unafraid to embrace the dark and churn it to some semblance of light.
This is the voice of Cazador.
One of the best kept secrets in the Boston underground scene, Cazador have been bringing their nervous brew of subgenres to audiences in New England since 2015. Blending a thick and gloomy sludge atmosphere with the melody and urgency of post-metal and hardcore, this act has begun to emerge as one of the more unique and raw up-and-coming sludge acts in New England. Major influences for the band include the post-metal/sludge titans of Isis and Neurosis fused with the melodic hardcore sensibilities of sounds in the ilk Deftones and Poison the Well.
Upon release of their studio debut 'Broken Sun' in May 2017, and a subsequent tour of the North-east and Midwest, Cazador made themselves known as a quietly charismatic collective with an emotional edge through their impassioned, high-energy performances. With their new full length titled 'Failure To Thrive' due out in 2019, the collective is very much looking forward to the future while expanding their sonic horizons and sharing their unique brand of emotionally charged sludge with the masses. According to the band, the new LP reflects a sublime focus on the natural human negativity bias that forces us all to cope with the slow-burning decay of our world by the minute. 'Failure To Thrive' includes lyrics filled with anger and resilience juxtaposed with lush and solemn compositions combined to create melancholic anthems for a new generation of the jaded.
FAILURE TO THRIVE was released on July 12th, 2019.
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