RYGHÄR - Debut Album "Thurmecia Eternal" via Rafchild Records
Rafchild Records is immensely proud to announce the release of "Thurmecia Eternal", the debut album of Epic Metallers RYGHÄR!
Hailing from the wild hills of Texas that inspired Robert E. Howard to craft his tales of Conan of Cimmeria, RYGHÄR has drunk deep from the same well, quaffed the mead of poetry and laboured long over the forges of true steel. "Thurmecia Eternal" is the first fruit of their endeavours.
Rafchild Records will release the album on CD on 23rd of September 2021, with a vinyl release to follow later, while Wrought Records will release the cassette version of this masterpiece.
So sharpen your swords and axes and prepare to join RYGHÄR in their quest, this coming Equinox!
I - A Castle, a Still Lake, a Forest, And a Valley Deep
II - Cair Vasturhaf: A Flaming Sunset on the Parapets of the King of the Western Sea
III - A Desperate Plan on the Field of Battle
IV - We Make for the Deeping Pass
V - A Baleful Wind Cries Above the Ziggurat Esoternium
VI - Temple of the Crystal Spire (feat. ENCLOAKED)
VII - Hammers in the Halls of the Deep
VIII - In a Land Where the Sun Never Sleeps
IX - The Witching Blade
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QRIXKUOR - "Poison Palinopsia" - Teaser
A sampling of the insanity that is "Poison Palinopsia" by QRIXKUOR!
The recrudescent scourge of QRIXKUOR returns to unleash its debut full-length album, entitled "Poison Palinopsia", to be released on August 13th 2021 in conspiracy with Invictus Productions in Europe and Dark Descent Records in the United States. Following 2016’s enigmatic "Three Devils Dance" MLP, "Poison Palinopsia" is a sordid wound in reality’s distorted veil that spent 5 restless years aching for a blade to grant it life.
Recorded, mixed and mastered by Greg Chandler at Priory Recording Studios in Birmingham, England and with cover art contributed once again by the inimitable Daniel Corcuera, the album is a furious and fanatically channeled tempest of feral energy, synonymous in its nightmarish aural attack that seeks to chisel avenues to black inner worlds - a truly fitting soundscape for man’s current state of despondent dissonance.
A 48 minute, 2 part labyrinthine descent into the demented depths of the divine, "Poison Palinopsia" is less a listening experience and more a voyage - a summoning to scale the treacherous terrains of merciless mountains of madness. The images remain with the light long slain…
1. Serpentine Susurrus - Mother's Abomination
2. Recrudescent Malevolence - Mother's Illumination
www.facebook.com/qrixkuor +++ www.invictusproductions.net
EMISSARY OF SUFFERING - Debut Album via Cold Knife Records - Details & Video Clip revealed
EMISSARY OF SUFFERING proudly announce their debut full-length, entitled "Mournful Sights"!
The album will be released on 24th September 2021 via Cold Knife Records on vinyl and in digital formats. It was mixed and mastered by Jens Ballaschke at 3rd. Alliance Studio and features a cover artwork created by Evelyn Steinweg.
A video clip for the first single, "Rope", is available at this location: https://youtu.be/JvsiWrngbLY
EMISSARY OF SUFFERING came into existence through the members' lifelong love for metal. Having grown up with bands like Iron Maiden, Death and Dismember, but also political hardcore/punk, their mission statement is to pay tribute to those who came before them without losing forward thinking. The project's first release is a thrashing Death Metal album, pulling from the bands that changed the members' lives, musically. Lyrically and thematically it deals with a world they see emerge more and more into a moloch of inhumane policies and right-wing narratives. This is their way of trying to understand. Sending eight missiles into the hearts of the beasts.
1. Total Void
3. Mournful Sight
7. Enemies of Reality
8. Cura Animarum Suprema Lex
https://emissaryofsuffering.bandcamp.com +++ www.facebook.com/coldkniferecords
HITTEN - New Single / Video "Eyes Never Lie" - New Album via High Roller Records in November 2021
HITTEN, the classic Heavy Metal force from Southern Europe, have announced their new and fourth effort!
"Triumph & Tragedy" will be released via High Roller Records on 26th November 2021.
The new album showcases an evolution that takes the band to a closer sound to the US Hard and Heavy from the 80s with guitar riffs that could match the magic of guitar heroes such as George Lynch or Paul Gilbert. About the vocals, it is definitely hard to find a singer who hits the high octaves the way the singer Alexx Panza can do, clean and melodic with an outstanding quality that will delight the ears of fans of bands such as Firehouse, Crimson Glory, Queensrÿche or Riot. "Triumph & Tragedy" establishes HITTEN as one of the best Heavy Metal bands nowadays!
As a first appetizer they present the single "Eyes Never Lie", together with a video directed by 2112 Producciones, at these locations: https://youtu.be/r4gnkgpotwQ +++ https://open.spotify.com/album/5Emx3ikRikviAl1JtKIkyU
The band comments: "After what we all have experienced in 2020 it feels great and gratifying to finally be able to show you 'Eyes Never Lie', the first single of our upcoming new album 'Triumph & Tragedy'. We have been working all the last year on every detail of this record. It represents a whole new step into the band sound and we really can not feel more proud of the final result. For the mix process we have joined forces again with Javier Félez from Moontower Studios who did an outstanding mix job followed by the great mastering job of Patrick W Engel (Temple of Disharmony). 'Eyes Never Lie' sums up pretty well what you will find in the whole record: big drum sound, heartbeat bass lines, great guitar riffs and solos by the 'Terror Twins', all spiced up with stunning vocal melodies."
The cover artwork was created by Marc Schoenbach (Sadistart Designs) and the back cover and booklet graphics have been made by Dani Meseguer (Bloodyart Designs).
Built To Rock
Eyes Never Lie
Meant To Be Mean
Hard Intentions (Secret Dancer)
Ride Out The Storm
Core Of The Flame
Under Your Spell
Light Beyond The Darkness
Something To Hide
Triumph & Tragedy
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TENTATION - Debut Full-Length "Le Berceau Des Dieux" via Gates Of Hell Records - Details & Trackstream revealed
Nearly a decade in the making, France’s TENTATION emerge with their first full-length album, "Le Berceau Des Dieux", a throwback to the glory days of 1980s metal - with vocals sung entirely in French!
The album will be released on September 24th 2021 via Gates Of Hell Records on CD, LP (strictly black vinyl), tape and in digital formats.
The first single, “Le Couvent”, can be checked out here: https://youtu.be/EpFNvedSBCQ
Instruments for "Le Berceau Des Dieux" were tracked this past February and March at Record It Studios in Perpignan, France, with additional refinements taking place at the band’s own studio, L'art ou Cochon. The album was mixed and mastered at Moontower Studio in Barcelona, Spain by Javi Félez Rodriguez.
Translated as “The Cradle of the Gods", "Le Berceau Des Dieux" delves deep into TENTATION’s interest in mythology and ancestral legends. Throughout the album’s running order, TENTATION balances Maiden-like gallops with high-wire guitar solos, pairing them with the fluid delivery of Rôhée. It is a combination like any other in the classic metal scene at the moment - sent to metalheads directly from the heart of the Occitanie region of France!
Guest Vocals on "Heavy Metal": Patrice Le Calvez (Titan), Iron Jérémy (Iron Slaught) and Jey Deflagratör (Hexecutor). Cover artwork by Carlos Palma Cruchaga.
2. Le Couvent
3. La Chute Des Titans
5. Le Taureau D’Airain
9. L’Enfant De Gosthal
10. Heavy Metal
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OBSCURITY - New Lyric Video - "Glod En Isa"
Germany’s OBSCURITY have premiered a first song from their upcoming new album "Skogarmaors"!
Check out the lyric video for "Glod En Isa" at this location: https://youtu.be/4QJXoyUZdT8
"Skogarmaors", the band's ninth full-length, will be released on 27th August 2021 via Trollzorn on CD, LP, as a boxset and in digital versions.
The album was recorded and produced at 4CN-Studios with Tim Schuldt and is decorated with a cover artwork by Jan Yrlund / Darkgrove.net (Korpiklaani, Manowar, Tyr, etc.).
Featuring two new members in their ranks, namely guitarist Askar and drummer Isarn, OBSCURITY still stand strong as a bastion in continuity and passion and deliver their own blend of Death-, Viking- and Black Metal. The lyrics are diverse and reach from Nordic mythology to contemporary social subjects.
1. Wodanaz Kriger
5. Geist von Neuenberge
7. Glod En Isa
10. Bergische Löwen Pt.2
11. Dies Ater
13. Valkyria (Bonus Track)
www.facebook.com/obscuritybergischland +++ http://www.trollzorn.de
IN THE WOODS… - Worldwide Deal with Soulseller Records - New Album announced for 2022
Norwegian based group IN THE WOODS… have signed a worldwide deal with Soulseller Records for the follow-up to their last album, 2018's acclaimed 'Cease the Day'.
The band's 1994 debut "Heart Of The Ages" is a classic of the Norwegian Black Metal scene, and saw the band go on to explore more progressive terrain by the end of the 90s, resulting in the release of "Omnio" and "Strange in Stereo". They split in 2000, and were reformed in 2015 by Anders Kobro, Christian and Christopher Botteri and joined by James Fogarty. X:Botteri and C.M. Botteri left the band in 2016.
British vocalist and instrumentalist James Fogarty says on behalf of the band: "We have been working for a year now on our as-yet-untitled 6th studio album, and are happy to say that we have found a home for it in Soulseller Records. We aim to bring you more news soon, and look forward to sharing this new music with you in early 2022 and get back to playing some shows after this uncertain period."
Furthermore, Soulseller Records have announced a re-issue of "Heart Of The Ages" which drops on July 2nd 2021 on CD digipack, vinyl double LP & cassette. Re-releases of "Omnio" and "Strange in Stereo" will follow in the near future.
IN THE WOODS… anno 2021:
Anders Kobro - Drums
James Fogarty - Vocals, Guitars, Bass and Keys
Kare André Sletteberg - Guitars
Bernt Sørensen - Guitars
Nils Olav Drivdal - Bass
www.facebook.com/inthewoodsomnio +++ www.soulsellerrecords.com
OSI AND THE JUPITER - New Album "Stave" via Eisenwald - Details & Trackstream
Eisenwald announces August 27th 2021 as the international release date for OSI AND THE JUPITER's highly anticipated fourth album, "Stave", on CD, vinyl LP, and cassette tape formats.
On their fourth full-length OSI AND THE JUPITER provide listeners with a unique journey through the delicate sounds of what may have been believed to be long lost, allowing for a truly immersive experience that is informed by the innate mysticism still dwelling beneath the surface of their native Appalachian region of eastern Ohio.
In essence, this album serves as a soundtrack to times long forgotten and a form of spirituality that transcends conventional modern religion, allowing the listener to be transported to a realm they may have never been aware of, but that is nevertheless immediate and engrossing. The custom artwork for Stave serves as the ideal visual component for the audio journey OSI AND THE JUPITER have created.
"Stave" was recorded in Odinic Studios by OSI AND THE JUPITER, while Greg Chandler of Priory Recording Studios provided a gentle hand in some audio mixing and performed mastering duties.s.
See & hear the brand-new video "Folk of the Woods" at this location: https://youtu.be/EtFeWlvOX7k
Cover artwork, courtesy of Natalia Nowacka / Extinct Sacrif.
1. To Reap What Has Sown
3. Cosmic Creation Through Primordial Void
4. Folk Of The Woods
5. Wights - Feat. Anilah
6. Old Ways
7. Inner Flame
8. Mountain Shamanism
9. In Death (Carry Me Home) - feat. feat. Michal Krawczuk of By The Spirits
10. Eihwaz (The Beating Heart of Yew)
12. Nights in White Satin (Moody Blues cover)
www.facebook.com/osifolk +++ www.eisenton.de
DARK QUARTERER - New Video Clip - "Last Song" sung in Italian
Long-running Italian metallers DARK QUARTERER have released a video for the Italian-sung version of "Last Song", a cut from their 2002 studio album "Violence".
"After 'Darkness', which is on 'War Tears', we thought it would be a good idea to repeat the experience with another song in our native language”, says DARK QUARTERER vocalist Gianni Nepi. "The very first version of the song was in Italian; I wrote it for a student who eventually became one of the best sound engineers in Italy, Cristiano Grassini. The lyrics, arrangement and atmosphere of the song make it special to us."
DARK QUARTERER released "Pompei" in 2020, marking their first album with Cruz Del Sur Music. The LP was recorded in January and February 2020 at the band’s own W.R.S. Studios in Piombino, Italy. Vocals and keyboards were tracked in May 2020 by sound engineer Andrea Ramacciotti, with mastering handled by Alex Marton of Firstinlinestudio in Follonica.
https://www.facebook.com/DarkQuarterer +++ www.cruzdelsurmusic.com
NETHERBIRD - New Lyric Video - "Void Dancer"
Swedish Black/Death elite NETHERBIRD have premiered a new song entitled "Void Dancer"!
Check it out here: https://youtu.be/h49z8uN_jA8
The track is the second to be revealed from their highly anticipated sixth album "Arete", which will be released on 30th July 2021 via Eisenwald.
On "Arete", NETHERBIRD present melodic black/death metal that has become their hallmark. It is deeply rooted in the Scandinavian underground legacy, yet delivered with a strong sense of feel and urgency, allowing these tracks to exude the confidence and songwriting prowess of a band at the peak of their craft. The album itself is the third installment of the trilogy that started on "The Grander Voyage" and continued on "Into the Vast Uncharted". The journey has come to its completion with this album, where the very concept of Arete – the classic ideal of excellence – is scrutinized from various angles in these songs.
The cover artwork for "Arete" was created by French artist Nihil.
1. Âme Damnée
2. Towers Of The Night
3. Void Dancer
4. Infernal Vistas
5. Carnal Pentiment
7. The Silence Of Provenance
8. Atrium Of The Storm
https://www.facebook.com/netherbird +++ www.eisenton.de