DENY THE URGE - New album 'As Darkness Falls' - Details and first track revealed
German Death Metallers DENY THE URGE return with their third full-length! "As Darkness Falls" will be released on 1st August 2017 via G.U.C. (German Underground Crossection).
After over 10 years of band history DENY THE URGE are reinventing themselves with this new record. "As Darkness Falls", garnished with an amazing cover art created by none other than Dan Seagrave himself, is a tribute to the roughness of the 90s and at the same time does not miss the virtuosity and refinement of technical Death Metal. For the vacant place behind the drums the band recruited VADER drummer James Stewart and the album was partly recorded in England at the Grindstone Studios (Cradle Of Filth, Amon Amath, Behemoth and others). The production was handled by Jost Schlüter (pure sonic).
Check out the title track at this location: https://youtu.be/-3LpjHondhU
2. As Darkness Falls
4. Altar Of Addiction
5. All Or None
6. On The Surface
7. Infected Curses
9. Perfect Disguise
10. Vatermoran (instr.)
12. The Processing (instr.)
13. Separated Flesh
DEMON EYE – New album "Prophecies and Lies" – Details and first track available
DEMON EYE are back with their third offering and another dose of their own blend of Heavy Classic Rock, Proto Metal and Traditional Doom!
"Prophecies and Lies" will be released on 11th August 2017 via Soulseller Records on CD, vinyl and in digital versions.
The new album was recorded by Mike Dean of CORROSION OF CONFORMITY in the band's hometown of Raleigh, North Carolina, and displays a strong musical progression with mighty riffs, haunting melodies and fist-raising anthems. DEMON EYE are bringing vintage heavy darkness for modern times and current day evils.
Check out the album’s opening track, “The Waters and the Wild”, at this location: https://demoneye.bandcamp.com/track/the-waters-and-the-wild
1. The Waters and the Wild
2. In the Spider’s Eye
3. The Redeemer
5. Infinite Regress
6. Dying For It
7. Politic Devine
8. Power of One
10. Prophecies and Lies
11. Morning’s Son
HIGH SPIRITS & ARGUS - Tour announcement
Chicago’s self-proclaimed “100% High-Energy Rock” band HIGH SPIRITS is pleased to announce the fourth (and final) leg of the MotivaTour, a cross-continental romp in support of its widely-acclaimed 2016 album Motivator. To further celebrate, longtime label partner High Roller Records will present a brand new HIGH SPIRITS EP entitled Escape! The EP features four new songs and will be released just as the tour is taking off in September.
Touring alongside HIGH SPIRITS will be Pittsburgh’s true metal merchants ARGUS, who will be making a much-requested return to Europe following a highly successful outing in 2016. This time, ARGUS will have a brand new LP in tow, entitled From Fields of Fire and scheduled to arrive via Cruz del Sur Music in August.
Taken together, HIGH SPIRITS and ARGUS is a unique and potent pairing of musical styles, both with a keen eye on the future, and sure to deliver maximum value for the great heavy metal fans of Europe.
HIGH SPIRITS & ARGUS - confirmed dates:
08 Sept – Dornbirn AT – Schlachthaus
09 Sept – Olten CH – Coq d’Or
10 Sept – Münster DE – Sputnikhalle
12 Sept – Oldenburg DE – MTS Record Store
13 Sept – Hamburg DE – Bambi Galore
14 Sept – Berlin DE – Urban Spree
15 Sept – Weimar DE – Kasseturm
16 Sept – Püchersreuth DE – Storm Crusher Festival
GRAVDAL - New album 'Kadaverin' - Details and first track revealed
Norwegian Black Metallers GRAVDAL have signed to Soulseller Records!
The band’s new and third full-length album "Kadaverin" will be released on 11th August 2017 in different formats (CD, vinyl, digital).
"Kadaverin" was recorded and mixed in Mackwerk studio by Lord Bård and mastered by Herbrand Larsen at Conclave & Earshot studios. It features guest appearances from members of Satyricon, Taake, SAHG, The Ruins Of Beverast, Seven Impale and Orkan and lyrics written by V`gandr (Helheim, Taake).
The title track is streaming now at this location: https://gravdal.bandcamp.com/track/kadaverin
Be prepared for a highly diverse ride through blackened dimensions!
2. Apostler av døden
3. Dans med livet, dans med døden
4. Arkaisk kamp, angrip!
5. Vi som ser i mørket
7. Roten til all ondskap
8. Inni menneskedyret
9. Når noen tar farvel
OBSCURITY - ‘Streitmacht’ album details revealed
German horde OBSCURITY will unleash their new album "Streitmacht" on 14th July 2017 via Trollzorn.
"Streitmacht" (meaning army/armed forces) is the 8th full-length of the five warriors from the Bergisches Land (a region in North Rhine-Westphalia) and will be released on time to celebrate their 20th anniversary. The new opus features diverse influences of the Death, Black and Viking Metal genres which are merged into the band’s typical "Battle Metal".
A video clip for the track "Streitmacht Bergisch Land" is available at this location: https://youtu.be/0QvQvf6LUWo
The album will be available as lim. Digibook, Digipack, Download and in a strictly limited wooden box.
2. Meine Vergeltung
3. Streitmacht Bergisch Land
4. Non Serviam
9. Ehre den Gefallenen
10. Was uns bleibt
CARONTE - New album announcement
After months of silence & unholy rituals under the moonlight, Italy’s Doom & Occult preachers CARONTE are happy to announce the release of their third full-length-album, entitled "Yoni". It will be released on 29th October 2017 via Ván Records on digipack CD and vinyl.
"Yoni" is the most magic filled work the band has ever written! “It's music is more direct and its lyrics are more hermetic”, quotes the band. “It's the closing of our first cycle of activity since we were born, precisely 7 years ago.”
There are 7 tracks on the album, just like the previous two, and, with this record, the first trilogy dedicated to Thelema and to traditional Shamanism will be complete.
“We truly hope that the energy we poured in our work wil reach all of you who have always supported us. We wrote and recorded the tracks as part of our rituals, which remain a vital part of our artistic activity.”
2. Ecstasy of Hecate
3. Promethean Cult
4. Shamanic Meditation of The Bright Star
6. The Moonchild
WALPYRGUS - New video clip available
US hard rock/heavy metal warriors WALPYRGUS have released a videoclip for the song “Dead Girls”. It is the second single of the forthcoming debut full-length “Walpyrgus Nights” which will released on 9th June 2017 via Cruz Del Sur Music.
Check out the clip here: https://youtu.be/gdpXtGfyezY
The video is based on the original art created by Scott Waldrop (also Twisted Tower Dire) for the comic book that comes together with the vinyl edition of the album. The glossy-papered, 56-page comic book depicts the lyrics of the album and as said, it is intended as a bonus for the vinyl edition.
The first single, “Somewhere Under Summerwind”, is streaming at this location: https://soundcloud.com/cruzdelsurmusic/walpyrgus-somewhere-under-summerwind/s-gSJkh
Coming from long running, respected bands, founding members Scott Waldrop (guitar/chief songwriter – Twisted Tower Dire), Jonny Aune (vocals – Twisted Tower Dire, Viper), Jim Hunter (bass – While Heaven Wept, Twisted Tower Dire, October 31), Charley Shackelford (guitar – Daylight Dies) and Peter Lemieux (drums - Viper) drew upon influences ranging from Iron Maiden, The Scorpions, Black Sabbath to early Slayer and even The Ramones - resulting in a harmonically rich, melodic, energetic take on classic Hard Rock/Heavy Metal.
“Walpyrgus Nights”, that features the artwork of Gustavo Sazes (Morbid Angel, Arch Enemy, Firewind), was recorded in a variety of locations over the course of two intense years under the guidance of mastermind Tom Phillips (While Heaven Wept), mixed by longtime collaborator Kevin “131” Gutierrez (Raven, Deceased, Believer) and mastered by Bill Wolf (Raven, While Heaven Wept).
1. The Dead Of Night
2. Somewhere Under Summerwind
3. Dead Girls
6. She Lives
7. Light Of A Torch
8. Walpyrgus Nights
ATTIC - New album ‘Sanctimonious’ in August - Details and first song released
After more than four years the follow-up to “The Invocation” is finally on its way… German Metallers ATTIC will unleash their sophomore full-length “Sanctimonious” on 18th August 2017 via Ván Records!
“Sanctimonious” is a complete concept album that contains 13 tracks and over an hour playing time. Prepare for utter horror and darkest heavy metal once again!
A first track, “The Hound of Heaven”, is streaming now at this location: https://youtu.be/wAuNXL8yDqw
Pre-sale starts today: https://www.van-records.de
01. Iudicium Dei
03. A Serpent in the Pulpit
07. Die Engelmacherin
08. A Quest for Blood
09. The Hound of Heaven
10. On Choir Stalls
11. Dark Hosanna
12. Born from Sin
13. There is no God
SACRED LEATHER - Signing with Cruz Del Sur Music / Debut album announement
CRUZ DEL SUR MUSIC announces to have inked a recording deal with Indianapolis’ SACRED LEATHER for the release of their debut album “Ultimate Force”!
With influences being self-evident to any heavy metal purist, SACRED LEATHER’s music seems to emerge directly from the early 80s, mixing late elegant and nostalgic hard rock/ proto metal, with the most belligerent side of the traditional NWOBHM’s sound.
The recording of “Ultimate Force” will start in early September for an expected February 2018 release.
SACRED LEATHER was created out of necessity, to summon the spirit of the HEAVY METAL forefathers - into an age mired in apostasies. Make sure to keep an eye out for the legion of leather as they are slated to deliver their sonic and visual assault unto you in the coming months.
A video clip is available at this location: https://youtu.be/6cW9L8GmiNM
DECREPIT BIRTH - New album "Axis Mundi" in July - First single available
Hailing from California, U.S., the esoteric techincal death metallers DECREPIT BIRTH are set to release their first new album in seven years, "Axis Mundi", on July 21st via Agonia Records (Europe / ROW) and Nuclear Blast Records (North America). "Epigenic Triplicity" is the first single to be revealed from the record. Listen to the the track in the form of a 360 VR lyric video at this link:
Formed in 2001, DECREPIT BIRTH released three studio album's to date, which got them a premiere spot on the death metal radar. Their music, infused with technical and progressive twists, managed to forge a very solid international fan base, and continues to forge their path into the future, as one of the genre's finest bands. Awakening from a seven-year slumber, the Californians fourth offering is entwined with musical athleticism and characteristic esoteric themes. "Axis Mundi" is as crushing as it is cosmic.
The album was recorded at three different studios over the course of a year. The clarity, the power, the musicianship, and the brutality aren’t vying for attention. They’re in absolute harmony. The guitars (tracked by founder Matt Sotelo at his home studio) are razor sharp yet spine-snappingly heavy. The drums (tracked by Ryan Forsyth at Private Ear Studios in Winnipeg, Canada) are genre-defining, recalling what Sean Reinert, Gene Hoglan, and Steve Flynn did for Death and Atheist, respectively. And the bass (tracked by Sean Martinez, also at his home studio) has a great deep-end against the ceaselessly wicked rhythms. Tracks like "Hieroglyphic", "Spirit Guide", and "The Sacred Geometry" wouldn’t have crushed skulls and blown minds if it wasn’t for the accomplished mixing and mastering of Stefano Morabito at 16th Cellar Studios. The icing on the cacke is the astonishing cover artwork that was made by renowned fantasy artist Dan Seagrave (Morbid Angel, Entombed, The Devil Wears Prada).
1. Vortex of Infinity…Axis Mundi
2. Spirit Guide
3. The Sacred Geometry
5. Transcendental Paradox
6. Mirror of Humanity
8. Epigenetic Triplicity
11. Desprate Cry
12. Infecting the Crypts