Italian symphonic metallers Eternal Silence unveil new album details and first single "Ancient Spirit"
Italian symphonic metallers Eternal Silence will be releasing their new album "Timegate Anathema" on October 8, 2021 via Rockhots Records. Today, the band reveals the first single "Ancient Spirit", a heavy track that puts together new influences and sounds.
Eternal Silence explains the song's concept in further detail:-
"Born out of the mind of guitarist Enzo Criscuolo, this song is heavy in contents and atmosphere along with feeling spiritual with lyrics written by our bassist Alessio Sessa. The lake in the pantheistic form that assumes in the song, reveals its mystery and charm as if it was a sleeping God. Beneath the layer of forgetfulness where it lays, hidden like a gem and silent, is an ideal companion, present in every day of our lives and keeps secrets and deep thrusts in its depths, where few dare to look."
Listen to "Ancient Spirit":
Recorded at The Groove Factory (Udine, Italy) and Line/Out Studio (Milano, Italy) with mixing and mastering by Michele Guaitoli (Visions of Atlantis, Temperance, Kaledon), "Timegate Anathema" will feature ten tracks of symphonic and power prog metal plus will see the band introduce new elements and experimentation into their sound. The album goes from power metal songs like "The Way Of Time" and "My Soul Sad Until Death" to heavy and dark ones like "Rain and Red Death Masquerade", passing through the catchy melodies of tracks like "Glide In The Air" and acoustic moments on "Lonely and Firefly". The main theme that inspired the album is the concept of Time.
Formed in Varese, Italy in 2008, Eternal Silence combines powerful guitar riffs, a thunderous rhythmic section, catchy melodies, and bombastic orchestral tracks with the support of two vocalists, Marika Vanni and guitarist Alberto Cassina sharing the front stage. The band's current line-up is completed by Alessio Sessa (bass), Andrea Zannin (drums) and Enzo Criscuolo (guitarist).
Since their formation, the band has unleashed three albums and two EPs. 2020's "Renegades" (EP), 2018's "Metamorphosis" (EP), and 2017's "Mastermind Tyranny" were released on Sliptrick Records, and their earlier full-lengths “Raw Poetry” (2013) and “Chasing Chimera” (2015) were released on Underground Symphony Records.
Over the years, the band has been a consistent touring presence in Europe, performing in Germany, Switzerland, France, Czech Republic, Austria, Romania, Bulgaria, Croatia, Italy, and Hungary along with being support for bands such as Temperance, Therion, Haggard, Sound Storm, Timo Kotipelto (Stratovarius) and Jani Liimatainen (Insomnium) Blackoustic.
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Polish gothic metal band Arshenic have announced the release of 4 new singles which will be released every month. The first single is already out and can listen at this location https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fG79cA7Aa6U
Each track will differ in style and heaviness, which will not be a surprise for those who have heard Final Collision. Arshenic designs it's own music genre creates a variety of compositions, referring to alternative metal, Nordic folk, dark rock metalcore, or nu-metal, which, while maintaining the average tempo of the songs, combining clean vocals with the addition of screams and growls, gives a heavy, dark, but also very melodic sound of the whole. The new releases are characterized by the use of non-standard time signatures that give the songs a progressive sound. The goal was to create something new that would surprise the listener, but would also follow the path set by the greatest of their genre.
Last year, at the beginning of the pandemic, Arshenic released a cover of "Where did you sleep last night", along with a music video shot on the cliffs of Polish most cinematic beach. The same year, Ofilia, the band's vocalist, was nominated by an international jury for the Best Clean Vocal 2020 FemMetal - Female Goddesses of Metal award, after which she was awarded first place in this category.
The first song to be released on 4/06/2021 is the Bloodsucker.
Bloodsucker is an energetic, rock-metal track. The beginning of which is inspired by the atmosphere of old-school metal bands such as Motorhead, Alice Cooper, or AC / DC, combined with the melodiousness of nu-metal and contemporary electronics. At the band's climax, the song turns into a progressive ballad with a post-rock vibe, vocals with a classic and musical feel. As a result, we have a one-of-a-kind piece that not only immediately catches the ear, but also surprises with its form.
2.07.21 - Extraterrestrial - is a heavy, unpredictable piece with non-standard divisions, for connoisseurs of heavy and strange music. Strong guitars combined with whispers give a psychedelic effect, which increases when it enters another riff, based on djent guitars and the screaming question: did you take your drugs? The heaviness is calmed by a pleasant to the ear, melodic chorus, the lyrics of which refers to abductions by UFOs. It's a song for non-obvious combination fans and seekers of fresh, modern solutions.
6.08.21 - Black Goat - a track inspired by progressive metal in the style of Deftones or Katatonia, combined with alternative metal and gutturals in the chorus. For metal fans who like non-standard connections and nostalgic mood. The lyrics of the song tell the story of complicated family relations.
3.09.21 - Lucid - progressive meter, multi-layered vocals referring to Nordic folk in the style of bands such as Wardruna or Eivor and catchy chorus with metalcore guitars. The tribal and apocalyptic sound of the song emphasizes the meaning of the song's lyrics question and statement: They will bring us the end...?
Australian heavy metallers Innasanatorium unveil details for new album "Odyssey Of The Mind" & video 'Night Terrors'
After more than two decades of silence, Finnish cult black/epic metallers and pioneers of the scene Darkwoods My Betrothed carve their long-awaited comeback in stone by signing a worldwide record deal with Napalm Records!
In 2020, the old horde from the original line-up rejoined forces, now augmented by former session keyboardist Tuomas Holopainen as a full member of the band, bringing a significant contribution to the creative process, and Kai Hahto (both Nightwish) as session drummer.
Founded in 1993 in Kitee, Finland, Darkwoods My Betrothed quickly gained a cult status in the black metal underground. In 1995, they released their debut album, Heirs of the Northstar, followed by second album, Autumn Roars Thunder (1996), and Witch-Hunts (1998). Shortly after, the pagan flame of Darkwoods My Betrothed became but a fleeting glimpse in the nocturnal darkness of Eastern Finland. But it never faded away completely.
Be prepared for an onslaught of melodic black metal and epic majesty!
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Sliptrick Records are proud to announce the signing of French electro industrial group Lecks Inc.
Lecks Inc. is a French band from Marseille creating experimental industrial metal, criss-crossing diverse and extreme universes. Formed in 2009 as a studio project, the success of the first 2 albums led to the creation of a line up to play live shows throughout Europe. As of 2021, Lecks Inc. has 5 albums, 4 European tours (several hundred dates) and have opened for groups such as Combichrist, Tim Skold, Vader, Belphegor, Testament, Exodus, Harakiri for the Sky, Ktulu, Wormed, Sidilarsen, Misanthrope and many more. Their live performances have put them in front of thousands of spectators, playing in about twenty countries at many European festivals including the famous Hellfest, Vagos Metal Fest, Eradication festival, etc… from Wales to Romania, through Portugal or Ibiza.
The group is a human project that has welcomed many international artists within their ranks and has included the collaboration of former musicians from Iron Maiden, Venom, Sirenia, Adagio, Ultra Vomit to name a few. Lecks Inc. is in constant ascension, evolving its line up with each album, alternating between tour and studio before going back on tour, never relaxing their efforts and always trying to go further.
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Band links: Facebook | Youtube | On Sliptrick
Black Ceremonial Kult, Chilean gods of the dark abyss, are back. The band, which is deeply rooted in the underground, has released two demos and three splits so far. With these releases, band gained the respect of fans who love sincere devotion to blasphemous art. This time we proudly present a new release, which, although it is an EP, may surprise with its length. 'Crowned in Chaos' will be released on June 14th and will be available on CD, LP, tape and in Digital formats.
Nietzsche once said: '...when you gaze long into the abyss, the abyss gazes also into you.'. Wise words when it comes to the new Black Ceremonial Kult material. It is like a dark hole, that awaits you. You cannot expect mercy, forgiveness or pity. It is like this cosmic force that swallows all. It is brutal, it is dangerous, it is tense. You can call it death metal, black metal, the abyss of sounds, whatever. We call it apocalypse. And this particular apocalypse lasts for nearly forty minutes and contains nine compositions (including intro and outro). Lose yourself in the abyss and join the Kult!
'Crowned in Chaos' was recorded and mixed by Maot under the influence of secret poisons at the Order Temple of the Dead Studios in 2019, Santiago - Chile. Mastered by Seba Puente at Audiocustom Studio 2020. Intros & keyboards by Maot.
All the artwork by Igor Datkiewicz & WS Artworks.
“Village Of Witches” is taken from the second album of Polish death metallers Catharsis. The new LP “Human Failures” proves the band’s technical inspirations, but also presents the exploration of the new territory, leading Catharsis towards more brutal and heavier death metal sound with a touch of black metal. "Human Failures” is a visible step forward in the band’s musical journey and undoubtedly the darkest chapter of it.
The album is being produced, engineered, mixed & mastered by Filip „Heinrich” Hałucha in Heinrich House Studio. All drums parts have been composed by Eugene Ryabchenko (Fleshgod Apocalypse, ex live – Belphegor, ex live – Vital Remains) and recorded by Dariusz "Daray” Brzozowski (live - Dimmu Borgir, ex – Vader) as a session drummer, who gives a truly outstanding drum performance and takes the compositions to another level. One of the seven new tracks, entitled „Made Of Blood” includes a mind blowing guest vocal appearance by the death metal icon Ross Dolan (Immolation). The new album will be issued by Mad Lion Records June 25th 2021.
"I don't remember where I read the article about African witch villages. Places where elderly people were sent, accused of magic and witchcraft by local communities. It was the only way they could survive. Otherwise, they would face death from the hateful crowd. We composed the introduction in the studio, having previously had a certain vision of what it should look like. It turned out very ominous. I always have shivers down my spine listening to this beginning. I associate it with the atmosphere of the Exorcist."
Listen to “Village of Witches”:
Portuguese melodic death metallers Apotheus release new video for "Staring The Abyss" (first post-pandemic live show)
Portuguese melodic death metal titans Apotheus just released a new video for the track “Staring the Abyss”, taken from their latest full-length "The Far Star".
You can watch the video at this location: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XGqUI_pEcVE
“Staring the Abyss” is about despair and loss, but it also paves the way for a fallback plan in which everyone puts their hopes. After such a dark terrible loss for everyone, the band has decided to bring you a glimpse of light. This video captures very well the joy and excitement of what happened at our first post-pandemic live show. It’s hard to put into words the feeling of rediscovering what truly drives them.
In essence, this is what “The Far Star” is about: a journey, with terrible losses and majestic wins, but above all, it’s about never giving up.
By combining metalcore with elements found in both ambient and classical genres, the Danish metalcore quartet Archon present an atmosphere which is brutal, mellow, ambient and graceful all at once. Gearing up for the release of their debut EP 'Altiora' on June 11, they now present a brand new music video for their latest single 'Playing the Victim', which features a guest performance by vocalist Mathias Rønde Uldall-Jessen of Royal Deceit.
Guitarist Kresten Maigaard Axelsen explains that:-
"Playing the Victim is the weight and guilt brought upon us by the past. It is about standing up for yourself and sticking it to those who just want to bring you down".
Archon consists of vocalist Sofus Nielsen, guitarist Kresten Maigaard Axelsen, guitarist Jonas Larsen, and drummer Jeppe Bo Kibsgaard. The coming debut has been produced, mixed and mastered by Chris Kreutzfeldt (Cabal, Møl, Ghost Iris) and features guest performances by Andreas Bjulver Paarup (Cabal) and Mathias Rønde Uldall-Jessen (Royal Deceit).
The new single 'Playing the Victim' is already available on all streaming services.
Subway To Sally have released the second video from their new live Blu-Ray, Eisheilige Nacht - Back To Lindenpark. This special, intimate version of the fan favourite "Kleid Aus Rosen" (EN: Dress Of Roses) offers an absolute world premiere: Ally Storch, as well as Saskia and Birgit from Schandmaul, intonate the legendary three-part polyphony at the beginning of the song for the first time ever live.
This version of "Kleid Aus Rosen" stands for what Eisheilige Nacht - Back To Lindenpark is all about: an intimate setting, special guests and unique production.
Bodenski on "Kleid Aus Rosen":
"There are lyrics that you write in one ride. I can still remember exactly how I put this story on paper. In my mind's eye I saw a balladeer standing in the marketplace with a display board and telling his audience this gruesome story, perhaps as a lesson and warning for young girls.
I actually believed at the time that the lyrics would not be suitable for Subway To Sally. I was so wrong. When I heard Ingo's brilliant composition to this text, I was thrilled. It is rightly one of our most popular songs. Everything about this song is just right. In the studio, Sigrid Hausen, better known as Syrah, helped us to sing the three-part intro. Until the Eisheilige Nacht Online, this intro was always recorded. It was a special experience for us to hear it live for the first time!"
Watch the new video “Kleid aus Rosen” (feat. Schandmaul) HERE.
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