DØDHEIMSGARD announce details of new album
Dødheimsgard, Norway’s premier experimental extremists have completed work on their fifth album, titled ‘A Umbra Omega’, and set for release on March 16th on Peaceville Records.
One of the top bands and boundary-pushing visionaries of the mid-90’s Norwegian Black Metal evolution, having released 4 full-length albums since their inception, DHG are widely hailed as masters of dark & psychotic psychedelia-tinged extremity.
The first fruits of DHG’s re-animated labour manifest in the shape of new studio album, ‘A Umbra Omega’, with original co-founding member Aldrahn (Thorns/The Deathtrip) making a return to the asylum on vocal duties alongside Vicotnik’s exquisite & unconventional compositions & structures.
‘A Umbra Omega’ is DHG’s first album since 2007’s ‘Supervillain Outcast’ opus, and undoubtedly marks the band’s most challenging work to date; twisted, technical, sprawling epics & an inverted outlook on existence from the depths of band mastermind/writer/producer Vicotnik, with similarities drawn to previous classic DHG works such as ‘666 International’ and ‘Satanic Art’. A raw and organic production permeates the album courtesy of Vicotnik himself, with the album mastered at Strype Audio in Oslo by Tom Kvålsvoll.
Dødheimsgard was formed in 1994 by Vicotnik & Aldrahn. The early incarnation was that of a raw and melodic black metal band, with their debut album also featuring Fenriz of Darkthrone on bass, before the poisons of a more avantgarde & schizophrenic concoction started to take hold.
AUTUMNAL - New videoclip available
A brand new videoclip from Spanish Doomsters AUTUMNAL is available now! Check out "A Tear From A Beast" at this location: www.youtube.com/watch?v=OiUWPlK-aV4.
The band's current album "The End Of The Third Day" was released in October 2014 through Cyclone Empire.
PERFECT BLUE SKY release track from the album "Emerald"
'Aquaria' is the first track highlight from the album 'Emerald'. As an eight minute trilogy, it sets the tone for the creative playground that is Perfect Blue Sky, where Kitto's chameleon vocal is woven into Andersson's song craft wizardry.
The song is the haunting love story of the creative muse, the agony and ecstasy in nurturing a dream, something that Kitto had managed to capture in poetry on the remote Greek isle of Tilos last year.
Put on your headphones, close your eyes and let ‘Aquaria’s journey begin: soundcloud.com/perfectbluesky
"Emerald" will be out in february.
OPHIS - New videoclip available
Check out the first ever official video of German Death-Doomers OPHIS at this location: http://youtu.be/jLE8FCn6BzE?list=UU8Jz40RmGbB6axn1rZq0viQ! The clip was created by Harddrive Media.
"Among The Falling Stones" is taken from the band's current album "Abhorrence In Opulence" which was released in Septmber 2014 by Cyclone Empire.
CHAPEL OF DISEASE + OBSCURE INFINITY - Full album streams available
You can check out the new upcoming albums of German Death Metal commandos CHAPEL OF DISEASE and OBSCURE INFINITY in their entirety at the following locations.
Both streams will be available for 7 days until the records are officially unleashed through FDA Rekotz on January 16th 2015!
CHAPEL OF DISEASE - "The Mysterious Ways Of Repetitive Art": www.rockhard.de/news/newsarchiv/newsansicht/39687-chapel-of-disease-streamen-neues-album-the-mysterious-ways-of-repetitive-art.html
OBSCURE INFINITY - "Perpetual Descending Into Nothingness": www.deaf-forever.de/stream
BODYFARM - new album & line-up change
Dutch death metallers BODYFARM are hard at work on pre-production for the follow-up to their critically acclaimed 2013 album, "The Coming Scourge".
The still untitled new album is due to be released in the fall of 2015, again through Cyclone Empire Records.
BODYFARM had the following to say: "We have worked hard on the new songs and we did not limit ourselves to one metal genre. We were surprised to hear all these styles and influences emerging in the rehearsal room. This will be the most diverse album we did so far!"
In addition, the band has parted ways with bassist Harry Van Breda on good terms. He will be replaced by Alex Seegers (ex-PLEURISY).
BODYFARM 2015 is:
Bram Hilhorst - guitars
Quint Meerbeek - drums
Alex Seegers - bass
Thomas Wouters - guitars/vocals
CRIMSON SWAN signs with Quality Steel Records
Rising Death-Doomers CRIMSON SWAN from Hamburg (Germany) have just signed a deal with Quality Steel Records! Their debut full-length album will be released in March 2015 - details are coming soon.
CRIMSON SWAN are blending atmospheric Death-Doom with oppressive Funeral Doom parts and haunting melodies. Be prepared!
www.crimsonswan.de / www.facebook.com/crimsonswan
KARNE - New videoclip unleashed
French Black Metal newcomers KARNE have unleashed another song from their debut album "Faith In Flesh", which was released in November 2014 through Quality Steel Records.
Check out the clip for "C.R.U.D." at this location: www.youtube.com/watch?v=AQeZ3RPDrcM
Black Metal with a violent, fast and melodic approach!
CHAPEL OF DISEASE – New song / videoclip available
2014 is almost gone, a productive year for CHAPEL OF DISEASE. They prepared absolutely outstanding compositions, sounds and artworks. The result called "The Mysterious Ways Of Repetitive Art", an album full of art in musically, lyrically and visually forms, will be released on January 16th, 2015 through FDA Rekotz (CD,LP and Download).
Today we are proud to present you a second song of the album. Check out and enjoy the clip for “...of Repetitive Art” at this location: www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lajh98PeNaI
"The Mysterious Ways Of Repetitive Art" was currently praised as the “Album of the month” in Rock Hard Magazine (GER), reached position 2 in the soundcheck of Deaf Forever Magazine (GER) and received 6 out of 6 points in Norway’s Scream Magazine. The new self-produced and recorded album was mixed by Mersus of The Underworld Studios (Erazor, Attic, Gospel Of The Horns etc.) and mastered by Erkan Tatoglu at Midas'in Kulakligi Studios in Ankara (Turkey). The artwork and booklet illustrations were created by Chris of Misanthropic Art.
ONHEIL - New animated video available
Dutch Blackened Heavy/Thrash Metal band ONHEIL publishes the title track of their latest album 'Storm Is Coming'. The song is accompanied by an animated video based on the album cover and booklet artwork. 'Storm Is Coming' was released last September by German record label Cyclone Empire.
Check out the video here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=TFkiDQFTmjs
As the title hints, the most important lyrical theme of the album is the destructive force of extreme weather phenomena. The artwork for the animation was created by the GrimTwins Studios which then was animated by vocalist/guitarist Amok. He comments: “We always try to offer something extra with our artwork and music videos, to give a bit more insight in what the songs are about. Our album booklets are always full of artwork related to the songs, making our lyrical concepts more visual and hopefully spark the imagination of the listener. Now with this animated video we want to bring our songs even more to life!”
ONHEIL is currently celebrating their 15 year anniversary. Fans and supporters are asked to follow the band on their Facebook page ( www.facebook.com/OnheilMusic ) where rare photographs, video footage and stories will be shared on a weekly basis, even dating back from the mid 90's. Beside that there will be a fan meet-up on the 20th of December 2014 at rock bar 't Avontuur in their hometown of Dordrecht. During 2015 there will be more events to celebrate their 15 years of ONHEIL and to give more insight into the history of the band.
The album 'Storm Is Coming' was produced and mixed by Bart Hennephof (TEXTURES) and Yuma van Eekelen (Ex-PESTILENCE) at the Final Focus Studios, The Netherlands. The mastering was done by Tore Stjerna at the Necromorbus Studios, Sweden (WATAIN, DESTRÖYER 666). The album booklet holds 16 pages of high-quality artwork of which a large part is done by an upcoming artist of the GrimTwins Studios (DEICIDE).