USURPER - New Album 'Lords Of The Permafrost' - Details and Lyric Video revealed
Chicago’s Metal extremists USURPER return with a vengeance!
"Lords Of The Permafrost", their sixth full-length and first one after a 14 year hiatus, will be released on 22nd March 2019 via Soulseller Records on CD, vinyl and in digital versions. It was recorded and produced between July and August 2018 at Electrical Audio, Chicago by the band and Taylor Hales and features a cover artwork by Juha Vuorma.
USURPER's blend of 80's inspired Thrash Metal, classic Heavy Metal anthems, over-the-top chaos and hints of dark, melodic atmosphere has been a trademark of the band since day one.
A lyric video for the title track is available at this location: https://youtu.be/LpVJT21xeXU
The band states: "After a 14 year hiatus, Usurper are proud to return with our sixth full length album entitled, "Lords of the Permafrost". Back when we formed in 1993, we had the goal to create heavy, memorable songs with the anthemic quality of traditional Heavy Metal, combined with the heaviness of death metal, the fury of thrash metal, the atmosphere of black metal and the straight-forward, ass-kicking of 70's Hard Rock.... 25 years later, we feel we have stayed true to our original objective and have recorded the quintessential Usurper album. Lyrically these songs explore topics such as monster folklore, the paranormal and other obscure tales, all while being delivered with a lethal dose of Heavy Metal bravado. Usurper never have, and never will chase trends. We have only returned to bring our next chapter of metal to the Worldwide Warriors of Iron and Rust, and kick maximum ass!"
1. Skull Splitter
2. Beyond the Walls of Ice
3. Lords of the Permafrost
4. Cemetery Wolf
5. Warlock Moon
7. Black Tide Rising
8. Mutants of the Iron Age
Rick Scythe - Guitars & Backing Vocals
Joe Warlord - Drums & Percussion
Dan Tyrantor - Vocals
Scott Maelstrom Bass
www.facebook.com/usurper.chicago / www.soulsellerrecords.com
WERIAN - Debut LP Announcement
German triplet WERIAN is proud to announce the release of their meticulously crafted debut album "Animist", due out Feb. 22 via Eisenwald.
Historically, Animism is the world’s oldest religious belief – predating all forms of organized religion – and contains the oldest spiritual and supernatural perspective in the world. Combining atmospheric black metal and doom with the psychedelic experiences of desert rock and jazz fusion, WERIAN craft a stellar introduction using themes of shamanism, lycanthropy and consciousness.
Recorded in a live setting at Nürnberg’s Tonstudio Katzer (Venenum), Animist is a gorgeous display of three harrowing tracks using analog-only devices and was meant to sound as pure and organic as possible. The album’s unique black-and-white hand-drawn cover art was inked by Chadwick St. John (Grafvitnir, Svartsyn, Arckanum, Night of the Living Dead 3D: Re-Animation), who also contributed intros to the album's emanations.
2. Blade of Heresy
3. March through Ruins
www.facebook.com/Werian666 / www.eisenton.de
KOMODOR - New Song & Pre-Orders
French psychedelic rockers KOMODOR have revealed a first song from their upcoming self-titled mini album!
"Join The Band" and pre-order options are available at this location: https://soulsellerrecords.bandcamp.com/album/komodor
The band’s debut release will be published via Soulseller Records on 11th January 2019 on CD, 12'' LP and in digital formats. It features guest appearances by the entire BLUES PILLS band, whose bassist Zack Anderson even recorded the four songs.
Inspired by MC5, James Gang, Grand Funk Railroad and many more, KOMODOR invites you to their journey through rock 'n' roll! Back from the 70's, here we are!
1. Still The Same
2. Join The Band
3. Nasty Habits
www.facebook.com/KOMODORBAND / www.soulsellerrecords.com
ICHOR - 'Hadal Ascending' Full Album Stream
German Death Metallers ICHOR are streaming their new album "Hadal Ascending" in its entirety!
Check it out at this loaction: https://youtu.be/GqZMcY9Mf7U
The band's fourth full-length is out now and available via Unholy Conspiracy Deathwork (CD, digital) and Wooaaargh Records (vinyl). It was recorded, mixed and mastered in Hertz Studio / Poland (Behemoth, Hate, Decapitated, Vader). The cover artwork was painted by Par Olofsson (Aborted, The Faceless, Immortal) and Mentalporn (Origin, Immolation, Hate, Behemoth) graced the album with an elaborate layout.
Additional album clips:
"In Ecstasy" - https://youtu.be/OGji3WUhWWE
"Tales From The Depths" - https://youtu.be/JgrS3F_tcjI
"Architect Of The Portal" - https://youtu.be/8p-IWve34FQ
1. Paradise Or Perdition
2. Tales From The Depths
3. Black Incantation
4. In Ecstasy
5. A Glowing In The Dark
6. Black Dragons
7. Architect Of The Portal
8. The March
9. Children Of The Sea
10. Conquering The Stars
www.facebook.com/ichorofficial / www.ucdeath.com
TRAVELER - Debut Album in February
Fresh off their split with Finland’s CORONARY, Canada’s TRAVELER will release their self-titled first full-length on February 22nd via Gates Of Hell Records!
Recorded at three different studios throughout 2018, “Traveler” will feature eight songs of up-tempo, classic metal, right up the alley for fans of vintage JUDAS PRIEST, MANILLA ROAD and RIOT.
According to guitarist and founding member Matt Ries, “Traveler” will certainly appeal to fans of their debut demo and split with CORONARY. The three songs from their demo have been re-recorded and given new life thanks to TRAVELER’s now-complete lineup, a first for the band. “To have this become a reality is amazing,” he says. “I've learned a lot about who you jam with and not settling for anything less than the best. I've also learned how much work comes behind taking the reins on everything, but it's all worth it.”
TRAVELER, who are now rounded out by vocalist Jean-Pierre Abboud (also of GATEKEEPER), second guitarist Toryin "Junior" Schadlich, bassist Dave Arnold and drummer Chad Vallier, tracked drums at AB Records, guitars at Ries’s home studio and vocals at Richhobo Studios. In all, their self-titled album shows just how far TRAVELER has come in the span of a year, with the re-recorded songs from the demo blending seamlessly with the band’s new compositions.
www.facebook.com/travelerheavymetal / www.gatesofhellrecords.com
GATEKEEPER - 'Grey Maiden' EP in February
Looking to strike while the iron is hot, Canadian true metal up-and-comers GATEKEEPER will release the “Grey Maiden” EP on February 22nd via Cruz Del Sur Music.
Featuring two brand-new compositions, a cover song and a track re-recorded from their first demo, “Grey Maiden” picks right up where the band’s acclaimed “East Of Sun” first full-length left off. The groundswell of support in North America and abroad — including the selling out of the vinyl and CD pressing of “East Of Sun” within six months — spurred GATEKEEPER to satiate their ever-growing fanbase with a new release.
“We’ve been working harder and faster than ever since all of this started happening,” says guitarist and founding member Geoff Blackwell. “If there’s one thing I’ve learned from spending the past ten-plus years in bands, it’s that momentum is your greatest resource and you’ve gotta pour gasoline on the little fires that pop up in your career.”
GATEKEEPER’s future plans include a tour of Europe in support of “Grey Maiden”, including spots on key festivals such as Hell Over Hammaburg, Swordbrothers and Up The Hammers. In addition to more live dates in their home territory of Canada, GATEKEEPER will buckle down and get to work on their second LP, which, according to Blackwell, will feature material contributed by the entire band. But, before the calendar jumps over to 2019, some reflection of 2018 is warranted, a year that saw GATEKEEPER emerge as one of the best new traditional metal hopefuls in recent memory.
1. Grey Maiden
2. Tale Of Twins
4. Richard III
www.facebook.com/gatekeeperband / www.cruzdelsurmusic.com
DISQUIET – New Videoclip & Tour Dates
Dutch metallers DISQUIET have unleashed a video clip for their new song "Designed to Violate"!
The track delivers the band's typical mix of furious thrash with catchy melodic metal and gives a first impression of their third full-length which is planned to be released in 2019 via Soulseller Records.
Furthermore DISQUIET will be on tour with Six Feet Under and Incite this month!
06.12. Nijverdal (NL) – Cult Art Club
07.12. Röbel (Ger) – Alte Heimat
08.12. Glauchau (Ger) – Alte Spinnerei
09.12. Oberhausen (Ger) - Helvete
10.12. Kassel (Ger) - 130bpm
11.12. Aalen (Ger) – Rock It
12.12. Ostrava (Cz) - Barrak
13.12. München (Ger) – Backstage
14.12. Cham (Ger) – L.A.
15.12. Mannheim (Ger) – Ms Connexion Complex
www.facebook.com/disquietofficial / www.soulsellerrecords.com
BOOZE CONTROL – New album “Forgotten Lands” via Gates Of Hell Records
German Metallers BOOZE CONTROL will release their new and fourth full-length, “Forgotten Lands”, on February 22nd 2019 via Gates Of Hell Records!
The album was recorded in October 2017 at Overlodge Recording Studio in Harz Mountains, Germany, with Martin Schnella handling engineering duties.
“Forgotten Lands” is the embodiment of a band now in full songwriting stride. BOOZE CONTROL’s engaging blend of NWOBHM-inspired classic metal shines through on the album’s ten cuts. “The two previous albums really helped us find and define our style as a band,” says vocalist/guitarist David Kuri. “We feel that we got it now, so ‘Forgotten Lands’ is less of a search and more of an arrival. This doesn’t mean that it’s boring now — on the contrary, it allowed us to be more confident when deliberately diverging from that style, so there is quite some experimenting going on on top of the solid heavy metal foundation we defined for ourselves.”
Kuri says BOOZE CONTROL (who are rounded out by second guitarist Jendrik Seiler, bassist Steffen Kurth and drummer Lauritz “The Lord” Jilge) often come up with songs during rehearsal where they swap riffs and ideas. Some of the songs on “Forgotten Lands” stem back to the band’s 2013 “Heavy Metal” and 2016 “The Lizard Rider” albums, but always go through the same process with Kuri and fellow guitarist Jendrik Seiler adding finishing touches. One element on “Forgotten Lands” is sure to stand out: BOOZE CONTROL has adopted a much more serious lyrical tone than their previous efforts.
The “Forgotten Lands” cover art was created by Dimitar Nikolov (Keep It True, ROSS THE BOSS, STEELWING, SACRAL RAGE). Nikolov was asked to create the “Forgotten Lands” album cover due to the overwhelming response to the band’s previous two album covers, which he was also responsible for.
www.facebook.com/boozecontrol / www.gatesofhellrecords.com
SANHEDRIN - New Album 'The Poisoner' in February - Cruz Del Sur Music
Brooklyn Metallers SANHEDRIN will release their sophomore album, "The Poisoner", on 22nd February 2019 via Cruz Del Sur Music!
Recorded in August and September of this year at Menegroth, The Thousand Caves with Colin Marston at the helm, “The Poisoner” features eight songs of timeless, classy heavy metal that picks up where the band’s acclaimed “A Funeral For The World” debut left off, with an array of big riffs, catchy vocals and explorations into darker territory than before.
"We had no idea how that record would be received when we released it,” states guitarist Jeremy Sosville, also of BLACK ANVIL. “We knew we were proud of it, but the response from the greater public was quite surprising and humbling. Since then, we’ve been able to play some great shows and really learn what makes our band unique and build on that."
SANHEDRIN, who also feature former AMBER ASYLUM and LOST GOAT vocalist/bassist Erica Stoltz and drummer Nathan Honor, used ideas that date back to the formation of the band for "The Poisoner" in addition to songs that were written around the time of “A Funeral For The World’s” release. The overriding goal, however, was to have an album ready in time for their European live debut next March alongside label mates GATEKEEPER.
"The Poisoner" - Tracklist:
1. Meditation (All My Gods Are Gone)
2. Wind On The Storm
3. Blood From A Stone
4. The Poisoner
5. The Getaway
6. For The Wicked
7. Saints And Sinners
8. In From The Outside
www.facebook.com/sanhedrinband / www.cruzdelsurmusic.com
OPPROBRIUM - Worldwide Deal with High Roller Records - New Album
Legendary New Orleans' Death Metal masters OPPROBRIUM, the band and creators that brought you the worldwide critically acclaimed albums such as 'Serpent Temptation', 'Beyond The Unknown, 'Discerning Forces and 'Mandatory Evac', has signed a worldwide deal with the Germany-based label High Roller Records and will release their new album entitled 'The Fallen Entities', which is scheduled for a worldwide release on February 22nd 2019 on LP, CD and Digital.
'The Fallen Entities', the fifth studio full-length is the brand-new album by this world renowned legendary death / thrash metal pioneers brothers Francis (Guitars, Vocals) and Moyses M. Howard (Drums) in 10 years, since the release of 'Mandatory Evac' in 2009, and it's described by the band's riff master / vocalist Francis as; "One of the most ambitious albums that we've ever written”.
Lyrically Opprobrium's 'The Fallen Entities' will take you into a distant past to a present reality, and musically the band's songwriting goes to a new technical level and complex song structures that the band is known for along with numerous tempo changes. Opprobrium once again raised the bar with their soon to be release epic death / thrash metal album 'The Fallen Entities'.
So get ready, OPPROBRIUM is back! More information coming soon!