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sexta-feira, 14 de julho de 2017

Frosttide - From Dusk To Ascend (Single - 2017) + Two Bonus Tracks - Bandcamp Stream

 
BIOGRAPHY

FROSTTIDE are a five-piece melodic/folk metal band from Finland formed by Joni Snoro back in 2009. FROSTTIDE released their first EP called "Dawn of Frost" in 2010 and won the "Year’s underground act 2011" trophy at the Finnish Metal Awards. The band played shows as a support act with KORPIKLAANI as well as performing at “Nummirock 2012 Metal Festival” together with the likes of SABATON, FEAR FACTORY among other bands. The band released their second EP "Our Journey" – again single-handedly in 2012.

The first full-lenght album called "Awakening" was released on 30th of August 2013 via Noise Art Records. Soon after the release of Awakening, FROSTTIDE embarqued to play in the mighty HEIDENFEST 2013 tour together with ENSIFERUM, TURISAS, EQUILIBRIUM, SUIDAKRA + extended show bands. In the beginning of 2014, the band was back on the road supporting ENSIFERUM on their Unsung Heroes Tour France. After a successful tour in France, FROSTTIDE played few shows in their home country Finland along with KORPIKLAANI & FINNTROLL.

2nd album "Blood Oath" was released on 27th of February 2015! Straight after Blood Oath's release FROSTTIDE joined the ONE MAN ARMY TOUR FINLAND with ENSIFERUM and later on the spring the band embarked on the PAGANFEST TOUR 2015 with WINTERSUN, TURISAS, HEIDEVOLK & OBSCURITY. After a successful tour in Europe, the band focused on playing live shows in Finland in cooperation with the booking agency Northern Solitude Entertainment for the rest of 2015 with exception of their first headliner show abroad at the Bridge Blast Metal Festival in Herisau, Switzerland on September 27, 2015. Later that year FROSTTIDE played as a support act for CRADLE OF FILTH and NE OBLIVISCARIS at their show in Nosturi, Helsinki on November 21st.

In 2016, the band continued supporting their second album "Blood Oath" with live shows in Finland and became part of NEM agency's roster. The continuous touring within Finland led the band to play for the first time at the legendary TUSKA festival together with CHILDREN OF BODOM, TESTAMENT, BEHEMOTH & GHOST among other bands. In the fall of 2016, due to personal differences, the band parted ways with singer/guitarist Joni Snoro and bass player Lauri Myllylä.

FROSTTIDE is currently working on their new album as a three-piece with guitarist and main composer Juho patinen on lead vocals. The band is supported by two session musicians on the live shows and will head on their very first North American tour supporting their album Blood Oath this fall in Canada together with fellow metallers VALFREYA.

On July 2017, the band released their new single with two bonus tracks, this is a brand new track that will be featured in their forthcoming album. From Dusk To Ascend felt to be the right choice for the single. It has the traditional Frosttide sound and still gives a good representation of the new elements and sound that will be heard in our new album. For this track, the band wanted to keep a more organic sound for the band and not rely entirely on orchestrations.  Guitars are more prominent than in our previous material but fear not! Keyboards are strongly present in this track providing the atmospheric landscape and bombastic elements for these aggressive riffs and powerful drumming together with a brand new voice.

ASSAULT:
Originally published on the EP "Our Journey", the bans always wanted to revisit this song and record it with the current sound of the band. So they finally did it during these recording sessions and they bring it to you as a bonus track for this single release! It is great to have this track back in the set and they look forward to play it live with these new arrangements!

LODI (CCR Cover):
The mandatory cover! Ever felt trapped in your hometown and dreamed to travel around the world? You know, play some shows, have some Caipirinhas in Brazil or enjoy some cold beers at Oktoberfest in Germany? Well... this is the story of this guy! Or sort of!

Originally composed by John Fogerty and performed by Creedence Clearwater Revival, the song tells about a touring musician that is stuck in a small town where nobody appreciates his music leaving him unable to raise enough money to leave town. This is probably the cover that they had most fun recording! They wanted to keep the essence of the original song but we also infused couple of new elements musically to add some flavour the story told in the lyrics.

LINE UP
Juho Patinen - Guitars & Lead Vocals
Felipe Munoz - Keyboards, Orchestrations & Backing Vocals
Joonas Nislin - Drums

Genre: Epic /Dark /Folk Metal
Hometown: Jyväskylä, Finland
Record Company: NoiseArt Records: contact@noiseart.cc
Booking: NEM Agency

Iiro Laitinen/ iiro@nem.fi//+358 (0)45 259 3030
E-mail: frosttide@hotmail.com

Site: http://www.frosttide.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/Frosttide
Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLqb__ghn3DXJIjhwh8ftjQ
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/Frosttide
Las FM: http://www.last.fm/music/Frosttide
My Space: http://www.myspace.com/frosttide


From Dusk To Ascend (Single)

Released July 14, 2017 

Credits
Lyrics by Juho Patinen. 
Music by Juho Patinen & Frosttide 
Artwork by Jouni Valjakka 

Mixed and mastered by Juho Patinen 
Bass played and recorded by Juho Patinen 

"Lodi" music and lyrics by John Fogerty. Published by Jondora Music/Misty Music AB 


This single is available for purchase in two formats:

REGULAR VERSION 2.99 e 

Includes the single track + 2 bonus songs. Available at: http://www.frosttideofficial.bandcamp.com and http://frosttide.com/shop.

DELUXE VERSION 4.49 e

Includes the single track + bonus tracks + high res. artwork + wallpapers and lyric video! Available in our webstore at: http://www.frosttide.com/shop

domingo, 2 de julho de 2017

Thamnos - Night of the Raven (EP - 2017) - Bandcamp Stream

Thamnos is a one-man band created by a young Polish Metal musician called Mikołaj "KrzaQ" Krzaczek, he makes most of his music by himself, as well as mixing and mastering. Night of the Raven is his debut, solo, concept EP which contains story about fantastic view on the end of the world caused by mysterious Goddes called Raven. However although, there is also one being who can save the world.

Formed In:
Status: Active
Years Active: -Present

LINE UP
Mikołaj "KrzaQ" Krzaczek - Everything

Location: Chelm, Poland
Genre Folk/Melodic Death Metal

Current Label: Independent/Unsigned
Booking/Press Contact: kkrzaczek1@gmail.com

Bandcamp: https://thamnos.bandcamp.com
Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/thamnosrecords
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ThamnosRecords
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thamnosrecords
Snapchat: krzaqcinek
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_eVE-Wl3oYG8zQLvxlCDBg

Night of the Raven (EP - 2017)
Released June 25, 2017

Credits
Lyrics - Thamnos
Music - Thamnos
Mix/Master - Thamnos Records
Album cover - Photo by Piotr Bielecki Creations/Edit by Thamnos

sábado, 1 de julho de 2017

Beyond The Dark Announces New EP + New Single Released

Beyond The Dark is a melodic death metal band formed in 2014 in Rome, Italy. The band started composing their own songs immediately and at the end of 2014, after a period of intense work, entered in the studio to record the first and homonymous EP "Beyond The Dark". The EP was released on November 30, 2015 and was  mixed and mastered at Overload Recording Studios.  

Aside from delivering blast beats and blistering guitar riffs, Beyond the Dark also displays impressive range and mellows things down just a bit. Just a bit, though. It still retains the driving sound that makes it fit with the rest of the album. The sum total is 6 tracks that deliver a great sound. 

On October 25th, 2016 the band announced a new EP "Unspoken" following the below statement:

"Hi guys, we have some news to share with you all. 
Giovanni -main songwriter and founding member of the band- is undergoing a big change in his life and he is going to leave Italy very soon. As a result, we decided to change priorities and we are now switching the direction of the band to a studio project.
This doesn't mean we won't be playing live again, but it will just be in selected shows and not in the near future.

And now, for the good news... we already started the recording sessions of a new 3-tracks EP to be released in the first months of 2017! Stay tuned, updates coming soon!" - Commented the band.

On June 30th, 2017, Beyond The Dark released the first single "Retune Your Mind", the whole EP willl be released on July 23rd, 2017. This Ep is the first band's release with their new vocalist Giuseppe Massimiliano Di Giorgio  (Black Therapy, ex-Eyeconoclast, ex-Adimiron).

Retune Your Mind (Single - 2017)


Released: June 30th, 2017

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

LINE UP
Giuseppe Massimiliano Di Giorgio - Vocals
Giovanni Fontanella - Lead / Rhythm Guitar
Valerio Catoni - Lead / Rhythm Guitar
Matteo Boccardi - Bass
Gabriele Santoni - Drums

Country of Origin: Italy
Location: Rome, Lazio
Genre: Melodic Death Metal/Metalcore

Current Label:Unsigned/Independent
Booking/Press Contact: beyondthedarkofficial@gmail.com

Helslave - Divination (EP - 2017) - Bandcamp Stream


BIOGRAPHY
Helslave is a death metal band from Rome. The band was formed in 2009 by guitarist Jari, who soon teamed up with Daniele on vocals to play the music they both liked. The band's influences are mainly from the 90's death and melodeath Swedish scene, revisited with a personal and modern style. The live activity has never stopped during these years, peaking, in July '14, with the partecipation to the Metaldays festival in Slovenia, where they shared the stage with bands like Asphyx, Possessed, Havok, Forgotten Tombs and many others.

After some lineup changes, in 2013 Helslave release their first self-product Ep “Ethereal Decay”. A few months later, they signed a deal with label Revalve Records for the release of their first full length album “An Endless Path” that came out in June 2015, recorded at OuterSound Studios by Giuseppe Orlando.

On May 23rd 2017 the band announced a new EP titled "Divination" and released a new single called "Lord Of Lies", "Divination" out on June 23rd via Black Market Metal Label. 

New EP "Divination" by Helslave is both crushing and memorable, playing Swedish inspired Death Metal in the vein of Grave, Entombed and Desultory. Prepare yourself for grim and murky death metal in the old style, the kind of stuff that doesn't rely on triggered blast beats, light-in-the-loafers warbling, or anything but the crudest building blocks to construct its killing art.


Recorded at 16th Cellar Studio (Hideous Divinity, Decrepit Birth) and Mixed & Masterd by Sverker Widgren (Diabolical) at Wing Studios.

The EP is the band's first release with their new vocalist Diego Laino (Ade, Symbolyc, ex-Winter Mist). 

Formed In: 2009
Status: Active
Years Active: 2009-Present

LINE UP
Lorenzo Fabiani - Guitar
Jari Sgarlato - Guitar
Daniele Vitale - Vocals
Francesco Comerci - Drums
Luca Riccardelli - Bass

Country of Origin: Italy
Location: Rome, Lazio
Genre: Melodic Death/Thrash Metal

Current Label: Revalve Records
Booking/Press Contact: helslaveband@gmail.com


Lord of Lies (Single - 2017)


Released June 23, 2017 

Credits
"Divination" has been recorded at Stefano Morabito's 16th Cellar Studio and Mixed & Mastered by Sverker Widgren ( Diabolical, Centinex) at Wing Studios in Stockholm, Sweden. 
Artwork by Misanthropic Art

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Clouds - Fields Of Nothingness (feat Mikko Kotamäki) - (Single - 2017) - Youtube Stream

Clouds - Destin
On June 30th, 2017 Clouds released the first single Fields Of Nothingness feat Mikko Kotamäki (Mikko from Swallow the Sun vocalist).

Their new EP "Destin", the EP will be released on
1st of August 2017 (Digitaly) and on1st of September 2017 (Physicaly) in Fifty limited edition 100% handmade, hand numbered (both cd and packaging) digipacks. The digipacks will have between 3 to 5 panels (CD in the middle, 2 folds sideways and 2 folds up and down). You can Pre-Order and kow more about the package features here: https://www.thevinyldivision.com/product-page/clouds-destin-wooden-box.

Clouds is a veritable supergroup containing members of some of the most prolific Doom bands around. Formed by Daniel Neagoe (Eye Of Solitude, Deos, Colosus) in 2013, he states, "The music is dedicated to departed ones, loved ones who now, are no longer amongst us." Joined by Jarno Salomaa (Shape Of Despair), Déhà (Imber Luminis, Slow), Kostas Panagiotou (Pantheist, Wijlen Wij), Pim Blankenstein (Officium Triste, The 11th Hour), Jón Aldará (Barren Earth, Hamferð), Daniel Mark Antoniades who plays foi Eye Of Solitude (guitars) and Sidious (vocals) and crew. CLOUDS orchestrate solemn odes of pain and sorrow dedicated to departed souls. Forged following the passing of someone close and dear, to hear CLOUDS is to lose yourself in a grievous journey through paths of desolation, anguish and despair.


Fields Of Nothingness (feat Mikko Kotamäki - Swallow The Sun)

Released: June 30th, 2017

Formed in: 2013
Status: Active
Years active: 2013-Present

LINE UP
Daniel Neagoe  -  Drums, Vocals 
Jarno Salomaa  - Guitars 
Déhà - Guitars, Bass 
Kostas Panagiotou - Keyboards 
Pim Blankenstein - Vocals 
Jón Aldará - Vocals 
Anders Eek  - Drums
Mark Antoniades - Guitar

Genre: Atmospheric Doom Metal
Country of origin: International
Location: United Kingdom / Finland / Netherlands / Faroe Islands / Belgium

Current label: Domestic Genocide Records
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Clouds.Visions
Bandcamp: https://cloudsofficial.bandcamp.com
Merch: http://doomclouds.bigcartel.com

Blaze of Sorrow - Astri (Full-Length Album - 2017) - Bandcamp Stream

Hailing from Italy, Blaze of Sorrow was born ten years ago as a musical vessel to deliver themes of sorrow and self-reflection through nature-inspired black metal with a number of folk influences. Masterminded by multi-instrumentalist Peter, after several demos they quickly caught the attention of the underground with their self-released ‘L’ultimo Respiro’ debut albums, a record steeped in an ambience of despair and longing.

Since then, Peter has continued to fashion Blaze of Sorrow’s unique approach to atmosphere across a further three full-length albums – fusing the essence of the night sky and the tranquillity of the wilderness with outpourings of pure anguish, the band has distilled their own instantly-recognisable sound to increasing effect throughout their career.

And so in 2017, it almost feels like destiny that to mark a decade of existence, Blaze of Sorrow have chosen to join the Eisenwald roster to release their fifth album. ‘Astri’ is a fitting tribute to what the band have achieved so far in their career as well as offering a further development of their sound. Delicate acoustic guitars and sibilant, whispered vocals are contrasted with raging chords and furious percussion (courtesy of long-standing drummer N) to deliver a truly immersive and atmospheric experience. Taking cues from legendary acts such as Agalloch and Katatonia, Blaze of Sorrow paint paeans to melancholy on waves of searing melody in a beguiling blend of dark folk and raging extreme metal.

The encroaching autumnal twilight and desolate lamentations to the lost are what Blaze of Sorrow call home – and they invite you to join them. “Astri” was released on ‘09/06/2017’ on CD /LP and digital formats.

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

LINE UP
Peter - All instruments, Vocals
NEVON (N) - Drums 

Country of Origin:  Italy
Location: Mantua, Lombardy
Genre: Atmospheric Black/Folk Metal

Current Label: Eisenwald Tonschmiede
Booking/Press Contact: blazeofsorrow@gmail.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/blazeofsorrow
Bandcamp: http://blazeofsorrow.bandcamp.com
ReverbNation: http://www.reverbnation.com/blazeofsorrow
Merch: https://blazeofsorrow.bandcamp.com/merch


Astri (Full-Length Album - 2017)

Released June 9, 2017 

Artwork by Elisa Urbinati: www.elisaurbinati.it

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terça-feira, 6 de junho de 2017

Cold Insight - Further Nowhere (Full-Length Album - 2017) - Bandcamp Stream

 

Born in 2007, Cold Insight is the solo project of Sébastien Pierre also known as Sebdoom  (Enshine, Fractal Gates, ex-Inborn, ex-Lethian Dreams). Further Nowhere is the debut full-length album released on May 28th, 2017 following the self-released a pre-production demo version of the album named Further Nowhere from 2013.

On this finished album, Pierre‘s Enshine bandmate Jari Lindholm performed guitar solos (and handled mixing and mastering), and Christian Netzell (Volturyon, Exgenesis, Vholdghast, Spasmodic) was the drummer. 

Combining post-rock, trance, melodic doom and AOR elements, with science fiction atmospheres, lyrics with dual meanings. The album unveils a cosmic journey through ethereal worlds.

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

Line UP
Sébastien Pierre - Everything

Country: France
Genre: Atmospheric Melodic Doom Metal / Melodic Death Metal 
Current Label: Rain Without End / Naturmacht Productions

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/coldinsight
Twitter: https://twitter.com/sebdoom

Further Nowhere (Full-Length Album - 2017)

Released May 28, 2017 

All songs are included as instrumental bonus tracks with the album purchase. Physical CD contains the vocal versions. Digital album contains both vocal and instrumental versions. Purchasing the physical gives access to the digital.

Credits
All music, vocals, lyrics and visuals by Sébastien Pierre 
Guitar solos on tracks 1, 8 and 9 by Jari Lindholm 
Drums performed by Christian Netzell 
Mixed and mastered by Jari Lindholm at Esta Studios, Stockholm

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