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quinta-feira, 1 de março de 2018

Nordjärvi - Lakewind Whispers (EP - 2017) - Deezer Stream

Foto de Nordjärvi.

The idea began from a childhood lake where days throughout the year were spent in joy and bliss. These days suddenly came to an end and fueled the birth of Nordjärvi. Though sometimes we don't have the option to go back home to the way things were, we have the obligation to carry these places, experiences, and memories within us for eternity.

Nordjärvi has released their debut  song titled "Crepuscule of Fall" (featuring Chris Amott), which is the first track taken off the band's debut EP "Lakewind Whispers." 

The whole EP was out worldwide on July 7th, 2017 and was mixed and mastered by Thomas "Plec" Johansson at The Panic Room. Guitars meanwhile were recorded at Gothenburg Rock Studios with Daniel Antonsson and art comes courtesy of Travis Smith. The album also count with the collaboration of  Daniel Antonsson  on track "Wall Clouds".

The band contains former members of Nightrage and Circus Maximus, and the song features guitar work by Chris Amott, formerly of Arch Enemy and Ghost Ship Octavius. 

Nordjärvi is:
Antony Hämäläinen (ex-Nightrage, Armageddon) - Vocals
Nick Schaeppi - Guitars
Rolf Pilve (Stratovarius, Solution .45) - Drums
Nick Ziros (Into the Moat) - Bass
Espen Storø (ex-Circus Maximus) - Keyboards

Official Website:

Lakewind Whispers (EP - 2017)
Released: July 7th, 2017

Music written by Nordjärvi.
Mixed and Mastered by Thomas "Plec" Johansson at The Panic Room.
Guitars recorded at Gothenburg Rock Studios with Daniel Antonsson.

Recode The Subliminal - Disconnected (Full-Length Album - 2018) - Bandcamp Stream

Recode The Subliminal was formed in 2013 after the disbandment of their former group, xXXx, which still consisted of Jaro, Devel, Eduard, and Yen. After the transformation to Recode, they began searching for a new vocalist to complete the lineup, while also writing songs and preparing their debut album. After a couple of unsuccessful attempts, they finally found a new singer; Ryan Strain, from the United States. From there, Recode transformed again into more of an online band, focused on creating music, rather than playing live shows. The band quickly took on new life and found a new energy. On March 30th of 2016, after over 2 years of hard work, and 1 year of working with Ryan, Recode The Subliminal released their debut metal album "The Cost of Every Man". 

The debut album by Central European band Recode The Subliminal, "The Cost of Every Man", details various events, social issues, and disasters leading to the end of civilization, and ultimately, the end of the world. From the start, you'll be bombarded by heavy sounds and dark melodies, only to be swept away by some lighter, more hopeful tunes. As you near the end, the sound shifts to something more grand and orchestral as we slowly come to the realization that all may truly be lost. With lead guitars and ripping solos provided by our producer, Jaroslav Lukáč, rhythm guitars and orchestration composed by Devel Sullivan, huge drum sounds made possible by Eduard Štěpánek, crushing bass contributed by Yen Štěpánek, and the massive, dynamic vocals and lyrics of Ryan Strain.

The album musically, it’s solid. However, it may be the concept that really drives this one home. It’s a record surrounding current events – for better or worse. Usually the later. It chronicles the modern decline of modern mankind through 12 solid tracks spanning nearly an hour long listening experience. Recode The Subliminal's "The Cost of Every Man" is truly a must-listen for all extreme music lovers.

Riding the tails of the success of their debut album, the band released their next project. "Disconnected"  is a story inspired by Deus Ex. In a time of technological enlightenment, augmentations are the new high standard in medical advancement. Whether they're for repair or replacement, or even just enhancement, people all over the world are fulfilling their dreams and overcoming obstacles like never before. The possibilities are endless...

Formed In:  July 1st 2012
Status: Active
Years Active: 2012-Present

Jaroslav Lukac: Guitars, Mixing, Mastering 
Devel Sullivan: Guitars, Samples, Orchestration 
Ryan Strain: Vocals, Lyrics 

Location: Prague, Czech republic
Genre: Modern Melodic Metal/Progresive Metal

Record Label: Negative Tunes
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Disconnected (Full-Length Album - 2018)
Released March 1, 2018 

Guest Artists 

Katie Thompson  guest vocals on "In A Different Light": 

All art associated with this album and the various singles and videos was created by Tullius Heuer: 

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quarta-feira, 28 de fevereiro de 2018

Order to Ruin - Return to Ceyrior VII (Full-Length Album - 2018) - Bandcamp Stream

A band that has been quite consistent in their melodic death songwriting, Order to Ruin have managed to put out a new release every year since 2012. With Return to Ceyrior VII being well, their seventh full-length, one would think that they would start having some slowdown but Order to Ruin maintain their previous high bar. The Gothenburg by way of Germany vibe is still strong, and sure to please fans.

Album number seven of these restless warriors comes up with some significant changes. First thing is the drumming, which was recorded by a professional session drummer this time (Patrick Stradiotto), who did a fantastic job by bringing some fresh energy into the band. This fresh energy gets manifested in a refreshed songwriting and 'The Stormlake’s Tale‘, 'Alone With My Knife‘ and the title track 'Return To Ceyrior VII‘ are the best tracks the band has released so far. And with 'Dating Lucifer‘ the guys really wrote a smash hit which easily could have fitted on albums like "Whoracle“ or "The Mind‘s Eye“. Who expects a change of style into a modern direction will be disappointed as Denis, Simon and Mike really keep it old school. But this album sounds like a refreshed version of them as their songwriting is tighter, the production and mix turned out really killer and the overall guitar work enriched by several solos (greetings also to session member Waik) is really great. 

The album has a killer artwork made by Timon Kokott Art-Work.

Formed In: 2011
Status: Active
Years Active: 2011-Present

Denis Pfeffer - Guitars, Drum programming, Lyrics 
Mike Seidel - Bassguitar, Vocals, Drum programming 
Simon Buse - Guitars 

Country of Origin: Germany
Location: Münster, North Rhine-Westphalia
Genre: Melodic Death Metal

Current Label: Unsigned/Independent
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Return to Ceyrior VII (Full-Length Album - 2018)
Released February 10, 2018 

Special Guests: 
Waik Schöner - Lead, Acoustic Guitars 

Patrick Stradiotto - Drums 

Nick Luzzi - Acoustic Part on ''The Conjurer'' 

Mixed and mastered by Mike Seidel: 

Artwork by Timon Kokott: 

Logo design by Dekan Art 

All songs & lyrics are written by Order to Ruin

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terça-feira, 27 de fevereiro de 2018

Harakiri For The Sky - Arson ( Full-Length Album - 2018) - Bandcamp Stream

After 2016 they snatched the post black metal scene with the album "III: Trauma", the Austrians Harakiri For The Sky return to the albums with "Arson" that will be released on February 16, 2018 by AOP Records.

Mystical, icily and emotional: In the focus of the music of HARAKIRI FOR THE SKY stands the dreamy, the picturesque aspect, the melancholy joy of Black Metal and the tension of Post-Rock. 

Founded in 2011 in Vienna, Austria, the aim of Harakiri For The sky has always been to create a unique mixture of melancholy and aggression, madness and meaning, and wrapped in alternately manic/mellow songs that bridged black metal and atmospheric post-rock. The band was initially begun as a studio project by erstwhile Bifröst member M. S. joined by vocalist/lyricist J. J., and has recently been expanded to a live lineup. 

With that lineup secured, Harakiri for the Sky then embarked upon successful European tours with the likes of A Forest Of Stars, Ellende, Fäulnis, Der Weg Einer Freiheit, and Agrypnie among others, encompassing over 20 countries to date. 

2016 was a really successful year for Harakiri For The Sky. Their 3rd album “ III - Trauma” got great acclaim from critics and audiences and a nominee for the “Amadeus Austrian Music Award”! 

The recording process of the 4th album “Arson” is finished now! 

It is the first time with a studio drummer on a record and no one more could fit better into the line-up then Kerim “Krimh” Lechner who handle the drums behind Septicflesh and played live with Behemoth. 

The new album was recorded, mixed and mastered by Daniel Fellner.

Formed In: 2011
Status: Active
Years Active: 2011-Present

M. S. - All Instruments, Songwriting
J. J. - Vocals, Lyrics

Live Musicians
Thomas Dornig - Bass 
Mischa - Drums
Marrok - Rhythm Guitars And Backing Vocals 

Country of Origin: Austria
Location: Vienna/Salzburg
Genre: Black Metal/Post-Rock

Current Label: Art of Propaganda
Press Contact:

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Arson ( Full-Length Album - 2018)
Released February 16, 2018 

All music and arrangements by M.S. 
All lyrics by J.J. 
Session drums by Kerim „Krimh“ Lechner 
Classical guitar on „Heroin Waltz“ by Bernth Brodträger 
Recorded by M.S. and Daniel Fellner 
Mixed and mastered by Daniel Fellner 
Produced by M.S. 
Drums recorded at „Sweat Records“ by Matthias Ambros and Chris Grabner 
Artwork by Striga 
Limited Boxset Artwork by Metastazis 
Bandphoto by Krist Mort 
Layout by Seance Design 
„Manifesto“ cover by Graveyard Lovers 
Guest vocals on „Manifesto“ by Silvi Bogojevic 
Choir vocals on „Manifesto“ by Leesa

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Devilspeak - See Evil Hear Evil Speak Evil (EP - 2018) - Bandcamp Stream

On Saturday 10th February 2018, Devilspeak release a debut 3 track EP, entitled, ‘See Evil, Hear Evil, Speak Evil’, via a live streamed gig on Facebook and YouTube. They’re a 5 piece death/thrash metal band, from Cape Town, South Africa. Formed August 2014. The band name was chosen the day after the first audition. It represents a wordplay, re: the Devil’s Peak Mountain, in Cape Town.

They debuted live on March 20th, 2015. The debut single, ‘Violently Leading The Blind’, was recorded on 18th and 19th April 2015, at Milestone Studios, by Jethro Harris and launched on 1st September 2015, to international acclaim. During 2016, they were awarded the Best Newcomer at the South African Metal Music Awards. They’ve played a number of high-profile shows, including Metal 4 Africa’s Winterfest 2015 and Summerfest 2017, Wacken Metal Battle South Africa, April 2016, opening for Rotting Christ, Cape Town, July 2016, opening Witchfest 2017 Cape Town, with Devildriver and Mantar headlining and support for South Africa’s Terminatryx, at their 15 year anniversary show, August 2017. Last year also saw them win the Best Thrash Metal Band Award, at the South African Metal Music Awards.

‘See Evil, Hear Evil, Speak Evil’ follows their 3 track EP, released in September 2016 and the single ‘Unearth Hell’, from the EP, launched on 12th September 2017, which was lauded, throughout the world’s media. The same positive reception and airplay is currently greeting ‘Internal Shrapnel’. (Track 3 on the new EP).

Recorded, mixed and produced at Milestone Studios, Cape Town, by Jethro Harris, mastered by Kelsey Mastering, South Africa, the EP is representative of Devilspeak’s preference for home-grown products and collaborations, so to speak. In keeping with this ethos, the live stream will be broadcast from Milestone Studios, by Jethro Harris. Live editing will be handled by 2C Productions, based in Cape Town, known for their wide experience of such work.

The EP will also be released in physical CD format, with intricately detailed artwork, including separate artwork for each track. The finished product is planned to be a visual spectacle! Art and design by Sepulchral Visions and TVS Graphic Design. Merch is also available in the form of Devilspeak’s Skellie mascot on a launch shirt, with a possibility of more varied designs in future.

Formed In: August 2014
Status: Active
Years Active: 2014-Present

Jarred Williams - Vocals
De Wet Loots - Guitar
Azaliyah Bester - Guitar
Francois Meyer - Drums
Derrick Leppan - Bass

Country of Origin: South Africa
Location: Capetown
Genre: Death/Thrash Metal

Current Label: Unsigned/Independent 
Booking/Press Contact:
Phone: +27 84 208 9989


See Evil Hear Evil Speak Evil (EP - 2018)
Released February 10, 2018

Written & Performed by DevilSpeak
Recorded at Milestone Studios
Engineered, Mixed and Produced by Jethro Harris
Mastered by Kelsey Mastering
Artwork by Sepulchral Visions

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Hitwood - The Scene you could See (Single - 2018) - Bandcamp Stream

Second single extracted from the upcoming EP "Marea"; this ep will be released along the 2018 track by track. "The Scene you Could See" see the participation of the first Hitwood guest vocalist "Carlos Timaure"; this song is the perfect equilibrium between the rage sound (Detriti EP) and the melodious and catchy side of the project (As a Season Bloom). 

The particularity of this track is that I've always wanted to record a track with two refrains and this is the result, two big choruses for a catchy song that it will fix immediately in your head. The concept behind the song is the life "restart" after the apocalypse described in the song "Apocalyptic Omen".

The EP will be released song-by-song, in a slowly way, as every one of the tracks will represent an important chapter of the concept.

The cover of the EP #marea, it was realized by Maria Jose of Emejota Illustrations ( It was really simple to work with her, I explained her my idea and she illustrate the scenery as I have seen in my dreams, an apocalyptic scenario where the sun fall into the sea. Yeah, the sun is really small here in the picture, but this is the vision I've seen in the dream....I really like the combination of colors, I have post-edited that to get more vibrancy to the artwork; the thing I like the most are the way Maria have designed the waves...check out her works! -  Commented Hitwood

Formed In: 2007
Status: Active
Years Active: 2007-Present

Antonio Boccellari  (All instruments and Songwriting)

Country: Italy
Location: Milan, Lombardy
Genre: Melodic Death Metal/Instrumental

Current Label: Independent/Unsigned
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The Scene you could See (Single - 2018)

Released February 13, 2018 

Carlos Timaure (growl vocals) 
Antonio Boccellari (guitars, bass, drums, mixing and mastering)

quarta-feira, 7 de fevereiro de 2018

Ocean Of Grief - Nightfall's Lament (Full-Length Album - 2018) - Bandcamp Stream

Ocean of Grief was founded in 2014 when bassist Giannis(ex-Typhon) and guitarist Filippos (ex-Typhon) decided to form a band musically close to the melodic doom/death metal genre. The keyboards and guitar duties were handled by Aris(Meden Agan, Memorain) and Panagiotis Kyriakou respectively, who also introduced Thomas to the band, as a drummer. 

The band's line up was completed with the arrival of Charalabos on vocals and then the bands 1st song, Drowned in Nostalgia, was recorded at Panagiotis' home studio as a demo. Following the song's upload, Panagiotis had to leave the band in order to move permanently to Australia so a new guitarist needed to be found as soon as possible. 

Luckily, Dimitra (ex-Final Words Of Sorrow) auditioned for the band, she became a regular member and the band started working on its first official release. EP's recordings started, eventually, at autumn of 2015 and the EP was finished at early 2016 when the russian lebel GS Productions agreed with the band to release the EP on February 2016.

Nightfall's Lament out on 26.1.2018 through Rain Without End Records.

Formed In: 2014
Status: Active
Years Active: 2014-Present

Giannis Koskinas - Bass
Thomas Motsios - Drums
Dimitra Zarkadoula - Guitar
Filippos Koliopanos - Guitar
Aris Nikoleris - Keyboards
Charalabos Oikonomopoulos - Vocals

Country of Origin: Greece
Location: Athens, Attica
Genre: Melodic Doom/Death Metal

Current Label: Naturmacht Productions/Rain Without End Records
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Nightfall's Lament (Full-Length Album - 2018)

Released January 26, 2018 

Music by Ocean of Grief 
Lyrics by Mpampis Oikonomopoulos 
Recorded, Mixed and Mastered by Filippos Koliopanos

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