KING - New Album "Fury and Death" via Soulseller Records - Details & Track Premiere
Australian Heavy Black/Death metallers KING have revealed the first single from their upcoming new album, "Fury and Death".
Get ready for an epic musical journey from molten blackened rock to anthemic eruptions with "Volcano": https://youtu.be/fTmVW1DXgGU
"Fury and Death", the band's third full-length, will be released on November 17th 2023 via Soulseller Records.
Formed in Melbourne Australia in 2014, KING are an unfaltering and melancholic blackened metal force - keeping the spirit of old while carving a new path, epic while remaining raw, majestic while retaining a primitive atmosphere.
The band consists of Dave Hill (guitars), Tony Forde (vocals), and David Haley (drums) and have recently added long time live bass player Tim Anderson to their permanent line-up. The quartet forge a sound that captures the essence of old whilst fanning the embers of more modern musical influences, seamlessly combining all elements to create their signature sound, cold but uplifting.
KING have released two albums, "Reclaim the Darkness" (2016) and "Coldest of Cold" (2019), both of which have been met with critical acclaim from the metal media and fans alike. The band's sound is a blend of black metal, death metal, and melodic elements, and their live shows are known for their intensity and energy. KING have toured extensively throughout Australia and have shared the stage with bands such as Wolves In The Throne Room, Inquisition, Paradise Lost, Enslaved.
Pre-order options: https://soulsellerrecords.bandcamp.com (World) +++ https://soulsellerrecords.aisamerch.com (Americas)
Album cover art by Mitchell Nolte.
02. Perception Ignited
04. Mountains Of Ice
05. Black Dimension
06. Once And For All
07. Into The Fire
08. Death In The Cosmos
10. To The Stars
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THE LAST EON - Debut Album "Infernal Fractality" via Soulseller Records - Details & Track Premiere
Norwegian Extreme Metal outfit THE LAST EON has unleashed a first track from the long-anticipated debut album "Infernal Fractality", set for release on November 17th 2023 via Soulseller Records.
Delve into the madness with "The Black Legion": https://youtu.be/G6u0F6V7nDs
THE LAST EON was formed to push the boundaries of the established but dormant industrial black metal sound pioneered by bands such Thorns and Mysticum and to its maximum exponential, with the vision of "creating the most intense music in history", objective that took 6 years of obsession, a couple burnouts, and a whole galaxy of multi-colored uppers, downers, screamers and outers, to map the depths of the psychedelic experience that would be distilled into "Infernal Fractality". With the help of drummer Jarle Byberg, Ødemark created this whole beast by himself.
"Infernal Fractality" unleashes a relentless onslaught of sonic brutality that has consumed over half a decade of tireless devotion from the band's enigmatic founder, Ødemark (known for his work with 3rd Attempt, Ovate, and Necrocave). Ødemark, an artist driven by both the fiery passion of psychedelics and a relentless pursuit of extreme metal's uncharted territories, has woven these elements into an epic, violent, and boundary-defying soundscape that delves deep into the realms of the Luciferian ideals, non-duality pointers, and the mystic principles found in his own psychedelic experiences.
After years of pushing every conceivable boundary, and breaking every possible rule and standard in composition, production and sound design, the masterpiece was ready for the crucible of Zardonic's mastering process, who consolidated the behemoth of a more than 300 track project into a time-space shattering soundscape of cosmic proportions.
Ødemark comments on the first single, "The Black Legion": "This song is how everything began, I made it to see if one could mix certain type of black metal with certain type of hardcore techno. Once it was done I then realized that now I had no choice but making a band for it."
Pre-order options: https://soulsellerrecords.bandcamp.com (World) +++ https://soulsellerrecords.aisamerch.com (Americas)
Cover art by Ebenezr 42 (Beyond-horizon.space).
1. The Black Legion
3. The Birth Of No-One
5. DMT - Infernal Fractality
8. Thus Light Spoke
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RECEIVER - Debut Album 'Whispers of Lore' via Gates Of Hell Records - Track Premiere
Gates Of Hell Records proudly announces the debut offering from Cyprus based Heavy Metallers RECEIVER!
"Whispers of Lore" will be released on November 10th 2023 on CD, LP and digitally.
Formed in 2011 in Nicosia, RECEIVER has made it its mission to deliver pure heavy, epic metal with a dose of folk influences. The band honors legends such as Iron Maiden, Warlord, Manilla Road, Omen, Black Sabbath, Dio, Heaven’s Gate, Riot, Savatage and Saracen, but also the traditional music of the island of Cyprus and folk from around the world such as The Dubliners and Sandy Denny.
Recorded in Athens, Greece, at Entasis Studios with Nick Papakostas (who also mixed and mastered the record), "Whispers of Lore" features a striking, memorable array of songs, graced with the soaring clean vocals of Nikoletta Kyprianou and backed by sterling guitar melodies.
Epic metal collides with folk and NWOBHM in an album stocked with fantasy and allegory - "Whispers of Lore" is a climatic, melody-dominated adventure for the ages!
The album's opening track, "Unite", can be checked out here: https://youtu.be/zY4NM4QHVoc
4. Falling to Dust
5. Wilderness (Cover from "Golden Axe" video game)
6. Raiders of the Night
8. Whispers of Lore
9. Prowess and Decay (CD Bonustrack)
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HIGH SPIRITS - New Album "Safe on the Other Side" via High Roller Records - Details revealed / Single Premiere
Chicago-based high-energy rockers HIGH SPIRITS are pleased to announce their upcoming fifth full-length album, "Safe on the Other Side".
It will be released on November 24th 2023 on CD, LP and cassette by the band’s longtime label partner High Roller Records, as well as on all of the major digital music platforms for streaming and/or download.
You can listen to the first single, entitled "In the Moonlight", at this location: https://youtu.be/6O-xD4xtv5c
Like its predecessor, 2020’s "Hard to Stop", the latest from HIGH SPIRITS was recorded by multi-instrumentalist, singer and founder Chris Black at his home studio in Chicago, and then mixed and mastered by Dan Swanö at Unisound.
"Things always sound different from the inside,” says Chris, “and it’s foolish to generalize. But I think whereas 'Hard to Stop' put my German and British influences in front, 'Safe on the Other Side' seems to favor my American and Scandinavian influences. More importantly though, this is a HIGH SPIRITS album all the way, and you’ll be able to feel that instantly when 'In the Moonlight' hits you!"
01. In the Moonlight
02. Til the End of Time
03. Lonely Nights
04. One Day Closer
05. Anything You Need
06. (There Will Be) Magic Tonight
07. Loving You
08. Please Don’t Leave Me Behind
10. Good Night
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TOMB MOLD - New Album "The Enduring Spirit" via 20 Buck Spin - Full Stream available
20 Buck Spin proudly announces the new full-length album of Canadian Death Metallers TOMB MOLD.
"The Enduring Spirit" will be released on October 13th 2023 on LP, Picture LP, CD, and MC, while the digital release is set already for September 15th. It was recorded at Boxcar Sound Recording by Sean Pearson (Tomb Mold, Dream Unending), and mixed and mastered by Arthur Rizk (Tomb Mold, Dream Unending, Kommand, Gravesend, Power Trip). The album’s artwork was handled by Jesse Jacobi who was also responsible for the "Planetary Clairvoyance" artwork, with additional artwork by Karmazid, layout and design by Chimère Noire.
Full album stream: https://youtu.be/rLHtdAy-h6Q
After releasing three albums in three years and then spending the next four in the wilderness, TOMB MOLD has been reborn on fourth album "The Enduring Spirit", a thoroughly unabashed step into vast new territories. Yet for all its frenetic daring and audacious exploration, "The Enduring Spirit" is never anything other than unmistakably TOMB MOLD.
While the expanding TOMB MOLD architecture could be heard on last year’s self-released "Aperture of Body" tape, particularly on final track "Prestige of Rebirth", it comes into clear focus throughout "The Enduring Spirit". Certainly Derrick Vella’s time creating within and expanding the Doom genre in Dream Unending has seeped into the flesh of TOMB MOLD, not to mention Payson Power and Max Klebanoff’s explorations in their own Daydream Plus project.
With album opener "The Perfect Memory (Phantasm of Aura)" the band’s angular dimension shifting riffing appears right out of the gate as the track travels through varying degrees of progressive Death Metal and some of the band’s most extreme material yet. "Will Of Whispers" enters with a jazz-like fantasy sequence before careening into a blinding white light barrage, tasteful guitar leads and back to a dreamy serpentine pattern, encompassing whole universes in its nearly 7 minute run-time.
The back half of the record continues the voyage into what’s possible with the outward expansion of Death Metal norms, reaching the zenith of 11+ minute album closer "The Enduring Spirit Of Calamity", an otherworldly journey into a vortex where all things converge in space and time and generating the tree of life via luminous celestial composition.
With 4 years away, a band with boundless creative energy, as TOMB MOLD are, were certain to expand the scope of their vision, and on "The Enduring Spirit" they’ve shaped a record with a cinematic environment that offers unlimited avenues of exploration, both for themselves and the listener.
1. The Perfect Memory (Phantasm of Aura)
2. Angelic Fabrications
3. Will Of Whispers
4. Fate’s Tangled Thread
5. Flesh As Armour
6. Servants Of Possibility
7. The Enduring Spirit Of Calamity
Max Klebanoff - Drums, Vocals
Derrick Vella - Guitar, Bass
Payson Power - Guitar
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VLK - New Album "Solastalgia I" - Video Clip Premiere
Vlk (pronunciation: vilk) was founded in 2021 as a solo project by multi-instrumentalist and musicologist Wolf-Georg Zaddach in Berlin/Brandenburg and combines his love for black and progressive metal, jazz and contemporary music. In July 2021, Vlk released the debut “Transdescendence” exclusively digitally via Bandcamp and received first positive reviews. In 2022, Vlk made his live debut supplemented by live drums and was a support act for Imperial Triumphant (NYC, Century Media) in Germany. "Vlk", Czech for "wolf", is a symbol, an allegory for the conflictual encounter between man and nature, which makes us aware of our own alienation and hubris. Vlk is about this conflict and everything that can grow and flourish from it. Vlk stands for dark and transgressive music and art.
The upcoming new full-length "Solastalgia I", set for release on November 3rd 2023 via Grrrow! Records, is a concept album and the first part of a trilogy.
Solastalgia is a made-up word, formed from Latin (solacium – consolation) and ancient Greek (algos – pain), which was first used by environmental philosopher Glenn Albrecht in the 2000s. Solastalgia refers to the pain and grief of losing our environment: emotions driving to despair, which we bring upon ourselves through our greed and hubris. As a result, the climate and biodiversity crises are intensifying the destruction of the environment and nature.
The album is an artistic reflection and processing of the loss of home, the wealth and diversity of nature, and the livelihoods of all life, which ultimately lead to destruction, agonizing death, and extinction. A dystopian outlook and a warning for the present at the same time.
The trilogy is accompanied by short stories by Wolf-Georg Zaddach as well as photos and images by the artist Sara Zaddach.
"Indigenuity" - Official Video Clip: https://youtu.be/IhcgQ9Aw9pY
3. Interlude | Reflect
4. Ballad of the Sorrowful
6. Loca Inferna
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CARNAL TOMB - New Track Premiere 'Defiled Flesh' - Testimony Records
German Death Metallers CARNAL TOMB have unleashed a second song from their upcoming new full-length, "Embalmed in Decay".
Check out "Defiled Flesh" here: https://youtu.be/z6GOvjMIBfk
The band's third album is set for release on November 3rd 2023 via Testimony Records on CD, LP and digitally. It was recorded and mixed by Tobias Engl at Englsound in Berlin / Germany and mastered by Sverker Widgren at Wing Studios, Stockholm / Sweden. The artwork was crafted by Skaðvaldur.
CARNAL TOMB have honed their songwriting to razor-edged sharpness with slightly shorter tracks compared to their previous releases, fast forward blast beats, and they have also kept some of their characteristic doom-driven passages. It all adds up to a contemporary version of classic death metal with enormous firepower that will cement their status as one of the hottest young acts of this most brutal genre.
Guest performances on "Embalmed in Decay" by Serkan Niron from Turkey's Death Metal sickos ENGULFED on the track 'Draped in Disgust' and some additional intros from former MORBID PANZER as well as PUTRESCINE, and SPEEDWHORE guitarist Leonhard Link put the deliciously toxic icing on CARNAL TOMB's gut and gore cake.
This beautifully putrid and rotten manifest of morbidity perfectly channels the spirit of old school death metal!
2. The Putridarium
3. Cataclysmic Maze
4. Defiled Flesh
5. Draped in Disgust
6. Cerebral Ingestion
7. Morgue Usurper
8. Embalmed in Decay
9. Eyes of the Chasm
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IMPALEMENT - New Album Announcement - The Dawn Of Blackened Death
Swiss Black/Death Metallers IMPALEMENT proudly announce their sophomore full-length, entitled "The Dawn Of Blackened Death".
The follow-up to 2020's highly acclaimed debut "The Impalement" will be self-released on October 27th 2023 on CD, LP and digitally on all relevant platforms. It was recorded by Jens “Pestilence“ Förster at AMP Studios in Duisburg, Germany and mixed & mastered by Andy Classen (Stage One Studios). The cover artwork was crafted by Carlos “Black Shadows“ Aguilar.
"The Dawn Of Blackened Death" was completely written and composed by founder Beliath and provides 7 tracks of IMPALEMENT's unique blend of Death and Black Metal - heavy riffing, brutal intensity as well as aesthetic melodics.
The band will promote their new album on the "Fear The Eternal Return"-Tour in November/December 2023, joining forces with Gorgoroth.
"IMPALEMENT is forged out of True Metal’s Passion combined with Death Metal’s brutality and Black Metal’s profound soul!" - Beliath
1. The Herd Marches On
2. Dawn Of Blackened Death
3. Legio Nihil
4. The Old Ones
5. Will To Power
6. Death To The Gods
7. Chosen By Tragedy
Line-up / Studio:
Beliath - Vocals, Guitars, Bass
Torturer - Drums
Line-up / Live:
Beliath - Vocals, Guitar
Raptus - Guitar
Nekroking - Bass
Frostbitten - Drums
https://www.impalement.ch +++ https://impalementofficial.bandcamp.com
HITTEN - New Album "While Passion Lasts" via High Roller Records - Details revealed
Unleash rockin' energy: HITTEN drops "While Passion Lasts" on November 24th 2023!
HITTEN, the ultimate Hard Rock and Heavy Metal powerhouse, is set to release their highly anticipated full-length, "While Passion Lasts". This explosive album captures the essence of the 80s Hard n' Heavy while infusing it with a fresh and invigorating energy that redefines the genre.
With thundering drums, blazing riffs, and electrifying solos, "While Passion Lasts" is your high-octane ticket to Hard Rock paradise. Led by the vocal lines and melodies of the charismatic Alexx Panza, widely recognised as one of the premier vocalists in the scene today, and fueled by the exceptional songwriting prowess of the founding member Dani Meseguer, Hitten sets a new standard. The awe-inspiring dual shred guitars of the dynamic duo, known as the Terror Twins (Dani Meseguer and Johnny Lorca) add an extra layer of ferocity, while newcomer Willy Medina's colossal drumming takes the sound to new heights.
Vocalist and frontman Alexx Panza explains: “'While Passion Lasts' is the rightful successor to 'Triumph And Tragedy'. The formula is still the same, a mix of old school heavy metal and hard rock. This time hinting even more at that late 80s/early 90s Hard Rock sound, but still largely infused with that old school metal approach which is the foundation of HITTEN’s own sound. The production has surely improved. As much as we loved the sound of 'Triumph And Tragedy', with 'While Passion Lasts' our search for the perfect sound has been maniacal. We retrieved some equipment from back in the days to try nailing that late 80s/early 90s sound we had on our mind and wanted to recreate.”
Get ready to time-travel to the Hard n’ Heavy greatness with "While Passion Lasts". HITTEN's evolution is authentic and exhilarating. Available on all major platforms from November 24th. Stay tuned for updates and exclusive content on HITTEN's official social media.
Mixed at Moontower Studios by Javi Felez and mastered by Erik Martensson (Eclipse) at Mass Destruction, this album is a sonic masterpiece. Album Cover Artwork: Sadist Art Designs.
Photography: Gabriel Ivorra. Graphic Designer: Dani Meseguer.
01. Prelude To Passion
02. While Passion Lasts
03. Blood From A Stone
04. Mr. Know It All (Check it out here: https://www.officialhitten.com/mrknowitall / https://youtu.be/LeOdlYlMnc0)
05. Unholy Games
06. Dark Stalker
07. Truthful Lies
08. Hold Up The Night
09. Where It All Begins
Alexx Panza - Vocals
Dani Meseguer - Guitars
Willy Medina - Drums
Satan - Bass
Johnny Lorca - Guitars
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WALDGEFLÜSTER - New Video Clip "The Pit"
German Black Metallers WALDGEFLÜSTER have revealed a second song from their upcoming new mini album "Unter bronzenen Kronen", coming on September 29th 2023 via AOP Records.
A video clip for the track "The Pit", which is a cover version of Panopticon, can be checked out here: https://youtu.be/nevIUHcTo2Q
In 2021 WALDGEFÜSTER joined the highly acclaimed roster of AOP Records, who will take care of the future endeavors of the band. The year showed the release of their 6th full-length record called "Dahoam", which reached #49 in the official German album charts. "Dahoam" is now followed by a new mini-album, entitled “Unter bronzenen Kronen”. The collection of 4 autumnal songs, including 2 covers, shows WALDGEFÜSTER further perfecting their sound and drawing the listener ever deeper into their world of melancholy.
The band states: "We are thrilled to unveil our latest endeavor, a heartfelt compilation of songs to accompany the embrace of Autumn. This collection, although not a full-length album, tries to capture the essence of the season when the leaves turn into shimmering hues of bronze, gold, and red. A sonic reflection of the bittersweet melancholy that seeps into our bones and hearts during this time. We reimagining three existing songs - one of our own and two masterpieces from extraordinary artists - and looked at them from a different angle, casting a new light upon their inherent beauty. Additionally there is a new composition, delving into the realization that our own questions, flaws, and enigmatic uncertainties endlessly circle back to us, leaving an eternal imprint upon our hearts. We invite you to tread alongside us through the bleakness of our everlasting woods. To find solace and respite, resting your weary heads beneath the majestic crowns of bronze that adorn these trees."
1. Unter bronzenen Kronen
2. The Pit (Panopticon Cover)
3. Herbst befiel das Land MMXXIII
4. Black Flies (Ben Howard Cover)
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