STEEL PROPHET - New album announcement
STEEL PROPHET’s much discussed and long awaited new album “Omniscient” will be released by Cruz Del Sur Music in 2014, both on compact disc and vinyl formats.
A living reference for all fans of American Metal, STEEL PROPHET needs no introduction to the heavy metal world: with a long history, the band is particularly known for the technical and versatile guitar work of founding member Steve Kachinsky Blakmoor. Let's not forget the soaring vocals of Rick Mythiasin, who has returned to sing with Steel Prophet for the first time since 2002’s “Unseen” album.
“Omniscient” is a conceptual, science fiction themed album, with a heavy dose of unusual philosophies and ideas, that will appeal to all fans of Steel Prophet’s early works, especially the “Dark Hallucinations” period. This new album will have a visually outstanding package that will read like a graphic novel to highlight the story that underlines the music.
The album will be released in June 2014, when the band is scheduled to return on tour in Europe after their successful 2013 headliner show at the German cult-festival “KEEP IT TRUE”. Stay tuned for more relevant updates!
PURGATORY - 20 Years Underground
After 20 years of spreading the plague, it´s time for PURGATORY(ger) to open their tomb and show you their finest burial objects. "20 Years Underground" offers 35 tracks from the bands history - including their split EPs, demo recordings, cover versions, re-recorded songs and rare live tracks. Dive into this darkness and explore the wicked past of this superior band. Comes in a noble 2CD digibook on 21st of January 2014!
www.purgatory666.de / www.facebook.com/Purgatory666
BATTLEROAR announces new album
Greek Epic Metal Heroes BATTLEROAR have hit Devasoundz Studio in Athens to start the recordings of their new album “Blood of Legends” this week.
The album will be produced by Thymios Krikos (INNERWISH) together with the band itself and will hit the streets in late April 2014, six years after their last studio album on Cruz del Sur Music, "To Death and Beyond...”.
After this release, the band went through important line-up changes, and ultimately found stability with the entrance of Stavros Aivaliotis on bass, Antreas Sotiropoulos on guitars, and Gerrit Mutz of SACRED STEEL’s fame on vocals.
A taste of “Blood of Legends” climax can be heard in the soundtrack of Greek fantasy movie "The Dragonphoenix Chronicles : Indomitable" (www.imdb.com/title/tt2182163), for which BATTLEROAR have contributed the song “Poisoned Well”. The track, which will be part of the upcoming album , can be heard here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=aOhBQc5ZlIM
“Blood of Legends” will be released in digipack, limited vinyl and digital album.
DOWN AMONG THE DEAD MEN streams debut album in its entirety
Dave Ingram’s (ex-BENEDICTION/BOLT THROWER) new band DOWN AMONG THE DEAD MEN is streaming their debut album in its entirety through Terrorizer Mag (UK)! Mixing Punk, Grind, Crust and of course Death Metal every underground freak should be prepared for a real killer of an album, when the self-titled debut sees the light of day on November 22nd 2013.
Destroy your ears here: Terrorize.it/HC
Cyclone Empire - New Signing: WINTER OF SIN
Hailing from Groningen WINTER OF SIN are the not only one of the best Dutch underground bands of the past years but also the new home of Ex-GOD DETHRONED members Michiel van der Plicht (drums) and Henri Sattler (vocals)! We are very happy to welcome this brutal, yet melodic Death/Black inferno in our little CYCLONE EMPIRE family! Their new album ‘Violence Reigns Supreme’ (already their 4th) is scheduled to be released sometime around spring 2014… be prepared!
Statement by the band: “Winter of Sin is very happy to announce that we have now signed a record deal with Cyclone Empire. We are really looking forward to cooperating with the guys from Cyclone Empire. We feel that they makes for an excellent and professional partner. Our first release with them will be our killer new album “Violence Reigns Supreme”. We are looking forward to a bright future here at Cyclone Empire!"
Line-up: Henri Sattler (vocals), Dirk Barelds (guitar, bass), Ricardo Gelok (guitar, bass), Michiel van der Plicht (drums)
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DEMONICAL - New videoclip "The Healing Control"
The Swedish death metal force DEMONICAL have released a video for "The Healing Control", a track taken from their critically acclaimed fourth full-length album "Darkness Unbound" which was unleashed in Europe on September 20th (through Cyclone Empire) and in North America on November 12th (through Metal Blade Records).
The video - their first from the above mentioned album - is a dark and morbid clip filmed in Italy and the UK and presents the inner essence of DEMONICAL and their sinister form of old-school death metal. "Darkness Unbound" was mixed & mastered by the bands vocalist Sverker Widgren at Wing Studios in Stockholm.
Check out "The Healing Control" here : www.youtube.com/watch?v=lL4_e0neWeQ
STILL HOT!! "The Order" official lyric video : www.youtube.com/watch?v=_RbSxPKPS8U
Swedish Death Metal Darkness!
BLACKSHORE: Album-Trailer online
Die Lübecker Black´n Thrash Metal Walze Blackshore veröffentlicht Ihren ersten Albumtrailer zum kommenden Album "Terror", welches am 15.11.2013 via BlackSkull Records / Soulfood erscheint: www.youtube.com/watch?v=U_ukA6GRL34
DOWN AMONG THE DEAD MEN reveals new song
Dave Ingram´s (ex-BENEDICTION/ex-BOLT THROWER) new band DOWN AMONG THE DEAD MEN reveals another new song from their upcoming debut album! “Adolescence Of Time” is the fifth track on the self-titled album, which will be released November 22nd 2013 via Cyclone Empire.
Dave comments: "Use your days wisely, it could all come to a final end sooner than you expect!”
So use your time and listen to the new song and pre-order the album at this location: downamongthedeadmen.businesscatalyst.com
PAGANIZER announce new EP
Swedish Death Metal Panzer recorded 5 new songs together with Ronnie Björnström at Garageland. The tracks will be exclusively released on CD via Swedish Close-Up Magazine in their November issue (subscribers only!). The artwork was created by Daniel Devilishnd based on the purgatory oriented concept of the lyrics. The tracklist for “Cadaver Casket (On A Gurney To Hell)”:
1. On A Gurney To Hell
3. Souls For Sale
4. Afterlife Burner
5. It Came From The Graveyard
“These songs mark the return of longtime PAGANIZER drummer Matte Fiebig. Both musically and soundwise this is the best PAGANIZER stuff in many years, we are extremely happy with the songs”, states mastermind Rogga.
Beginning of 2014 the songs plus one bonus track will be released as ltd. 12” MLP via Cyclone Empire. The release marks the 12” debut for PAGANIZER – so buy or die!
French Cyber Extremists SIDEBLAST have sadly decided to call it a day. The released 2 fantastic albums on Cyclone Empire and we´re definitely sad about this decision.
Here´s what the band has to say about it: “We have decided to stop Sideblast for personal reasons. We really enjoyed the great work of Martin and his team from Cyclone Empire, their dedication and friendship. We also thank to all the people who supported and believed in us during all those years! We'll miss you!”
So are we…all the best, guys!