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quarta-feira, 28 de dezembro de 2016

GOD - GOD I (Full-Length Album - 2016) - Bandcamp Stream



Shrouded in mystery, we’re not sure who is behind the scenes of GOD.  All that we know is that GOD is a multi-layered progressive metal juggernaut waiting to be discovered by the metal community at large. Utilizing 4, 5, and 8 string bass guitars, 6-string and baritone guitars, and complex musical structures, the band creates a unique sound that differs greatly with each track. One of the most prominent features of GOD’s debut album GOD I is the emphasis on melody over bone crunching heavy metal. Of course, the music is plenty heavy.

Listening through the band’s debut I’m taken to a world of mystery and enchantment. Though the name might be off-putting to someone who might have hostility toward the concept of God or many gods, the lack of lyrics keeps the possibility of preaching at a maximum of 0 while allowing for an immersive musical experience built around various concepts pertaining to a higher power.

GOD is greater than the individual who felt led to create the concept of multi-layered progressive metal and as such wishes to remain completely anonymous. GOD utilizes the concept of "Inception" to induce thought into the listener through each song title and the project title itself.

GOD will challenge you to consider your life, death, existence, God, salvation, sin
and more. Each song is released with a coinciding video to ask questions rather than force beliefs, opinions or ideas on the viewer.

As of August 22nd, 2016, GOD has begun releasing GOD I track by track with a music video coinciding with each video. The first track ‘God’ was followed by ‘Salvation’ on September 5th. The other tracks and videos continued to be released every two weeks until the album is completely available on December 25th.

GOD represents something greater than the one who was lead to channel this concept, this sound and this message to listeners all over the world. Due to the title, topics and reverence to the subject matter the writer- producer of GOD sincerely wishes to remain anonymous.

Genre:  Multi-Layered Progressive Metal


Current Label: Unsigned/Independent
Booking/Press Contact: god@godelrigna.com

GOD I (Full-Length Album - 2016)

Released On December 25, 2016

Buy The Album At: 

The Committee Announces New Album + Releases New Single

Foto de The Committee - band.

Foto de The Committee - band.

"Synthetic, Organic Gods" is the first single  from The Committee's upcoming album "Memorandum Occultus"that will be released on February 25, 2017 by Folter Records on a release show   (with Angelcorpse)@ Nuke club Berlin, the album will be avaliable in cd and vinyl.

In the winter of 2007 the roots of The Committee have been planted. It started with a one man project drafted by Igor Mortis. After the project remained dormant for some time, it accidentally was discovered by the drummer William A, who ( after some encouragement ) succeeded in forming a 5-soul strong musical collective. The demo "Holodomor" has been released in the beginning of 2013. The Full album "Power Through Unity" is released in February 2014 by Folter Records. Live shows have been confirmed for 2014 and further.

The Committee is a 5-soul strong collective of international members who dedicate themselves to the art of black / doom metal. The Committee does not conform or support ANY political ideology.  Some of the listeners find the topics of band very controversial, however rest assured! The aim of the band is to present historic facts in a new light and from a new point of view. The Committee is a collaboration. The band works with guest artists and vocalists in order to expand the boundaries of Metal.

The Committee began as a Black/Doom Metal collaboration. The sound can be described as deep and guttural with an appealing and hypnotic monotone character.  The expression of pure misery and suffering is prevalent throughout the whole ensemble. The band is focussing on creating a well balanced album that fits into a one concept, rather than a melange of separate songs. In order to preserve the original intended character and feeling of the music, sound effects and keyboards are kept to the bare minimum.

The Committee does not promote any political ideology and does not support any political side! The views of the band are pure pragmatic with an open minded interest towards the topics that are being displayed in the music. The Committee calls out towards unity and respect inside the International Underground Metal Scene with the realistic view of the current ( and future ) zeitgeist. 


Synthetic, Organic Gods (Single - 2016)

Released: December 28,2016

Music by The Committee.
Video images edited by William Auruman.

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

LINE UP
Igor Mortis - The Conspirator - Guitar, Lead Vocals 
William Auruman - The Charter - Drums and percussion 
Aristo Crassade - The Trigger - Guitar, Backing vocals 
Marc Abre - The Mediator - Bass, Backing Vocals
Urok - The Inquisitor - Keyboards
Navigator - Guest Vocals 
Duce - Guest Vocals 
Void - Guest Vocals

Country of Origin: Belgium
Hometown: Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest
Genre: Black/Doom Metal 

Official site: http://www.thecommitteecult.com

terça-feira, 20 de dezembro de 2016

Bleak Flesh - The Spectral Path (Official Music Video - 2016)

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The Spectral Path was released privately in the first place to the media and friends of the band, and it was yesterday, December 19th, when they made this work public.

On November 12 the band started recording The Spectral Path at Navarro Fotoestudio's headquarters in the capital under the production of Felipe Cárcamo and Vania Gutiérrez de Vupes Films, and With the participation of the drummer of Mechanical Decapitation, Leonardo Berrios, who embodies the protagonist of the video.

"The Spectral Path is a very powerful, technical and representative subject of the path we have taken as a band in terms of style." - Commented Matías Quiroz


Released December 19,  2016

Credits
Music: Matías Quiroz Lyrics: Ngen Kerruff
Actor/Spectral Path Follower: Leonardo Berríos
Video Production: " Vulpes Films https://www.facebook.com/vulpesfilms
Felipe Cárcamo/Vania Gutiérrez http://felipecarcamo.cl
Studio: Navarro Fotoestudio https://www.facebook.com/navarrofotoestudio
Final Mix and Audio Mastering: Sonido Origen https://www.facebook.com/lab.sonido.origen


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

LINE UP
Ngen Kerruff (Vocals) 
Matías Quiroz (7 strings Guitars) 
Nicolás Martínez (8 strings Guitars) 
Sebastián Vidal (Drums) 
Enrique Carvajal (Bass Guitar)

Genre:  Technical Progressive Death Metal
Hometown: Santiago de Chile

The Gleam Of Last Light Announces New EP + New Single Released

Foto de The Gleam Of Last Light.

The Gleam Of Last Light is back with the release of the first single called "In Nothingness is Everything" from the new EP, titled "Into the Ever Nothingness" 

The new EP was announced on September 29th, a few months after  the release of the band's Debut EP called "Fragments Of Light" (You can hear here). 


 In Nothingness is Everything (Single - 2016)


Released December 20, 2016

Produced, Mixed, Mastered by The Gleam Of Last Light

Formed in: January 2016
Status: Active
Years Active: 2016-Present

LINE UP
Thanassis Kg - Guitars
Makis Vouros - Bass

Country of origin: Greece
Location: Athens
Genre: Atmospheric Melodic Metal

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

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/The-Gleam-Of-Last-Light-1589774474595362
Bandcamp page: https://thegleamoflastlight.bandcamp.com
Twitter: https://twitter.com/thegleamoflast
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/uc4lr5msonshhzzk7igwm6hg

sábado, 10 de dezembro de 2016

Into Infernus - The Sowing Tear (Single - 2016)



Into Infernus, founded early July of 2013, is the brainchild of Andrew Zink, PJ Mc Teirnan, and Eric Owen. The band is a collaborative project with members located in both America and Ireland. The music of VII, their debut album, was written in just 10 days. All lyrics/stories and vocals were written and recorded just 2 weeks later. The album was self-released August, 18th, 2013. One month after the debut - having only spent 12 days writing - the music of the 2nd album was already finished. The highly anticipated album, "The End of Eden" was released November 16th, 2014, exclusively though Hollowed Records. “The End of Eden” is a theatrical fairytale delivered in a symphonic and desperate musical styling.

Frey Valor, from the original album "VII", returns in one of ten brand new stories from the upcoming album, "GRIMOIRE", out December 16th, 2016. 


The Sowing Tear (Single - 2016)


Released: December 9, 2016



Formed In: 2013
Status: Active
Years Active: 2013-Present

LINE UP
Andrew Zink - All Music and Orchestration/ Lyrics/ Voices/ Clean Singing
PJ Mc Tiernan - Lyrical Themes and Concepts/ Lyrics/ Vocals
Eric Owen - Lyrics/ Vocals

Country of Origin: United States
Location: Tampa, FL // Sligo, Ireland
Genre: Symphonic Black Metal/Deathcore

Current Label: Hollowed Records
Booking/ Press Contact: Hollowedrecords@gmail.com

Eye of Horus - Obsidian (EP - 2016) - Bandcamp Stream



A Canadian Death Metal band that hails from the industrious town of Edmonton, Alberta, Eye of Horus profess a global initiative, an industrious work ethic, and a love for their craft. A strict practise regime has shaped their live performance to be a tight, crushingly heavy sound that supports a melodically and vocally engaging performance. The band further draws the audience in with lyrical content ripe with elements of rich, visceral storytelling. But make no mistake, Eye of Horus delivers a death assault that bangs heads and evokes infernal nightmares. Eye of Horus is actively seeking shows and tours to add to their repertoire of accomplished artists such as; Exhumed, 3 Inches of Blood, Dying Fetus, Abiotic, Wretched, Havok, Bermuda, and Goatwhore.

Just take a moment and soak in that gorgeous cover artwork by the talented Federico Musetti, check out his other amazing pieces at (http://federicomusetti.daportfolio.com). Say what you will about Edmonton, Alberta-based death metal outfit Eye of Horus, but they are blessed with consistently high quality artwork gracing their covers that just screams modern death metal (and a love for mysteriously glowing towers.) Eye of Horus bills themselves as melodic death metal, and while there is absolutely a degree of melodic death influence in their songwriting, it's not the only sub-genre that springs to mind by a long shot. Obsidian runs a wide gamut of sound from melodic death to black metal, even tastes of what feels like deathcore from time to time, at the core of which is a solid foundation of slightly-blackened death metal. Obsidian is a step up in songwriting from the band's previous album Infernal Calling, somehow feeling more diverse in influences while being more focused in composition, a fine feat for any band zeroing in on their own signature sound.

‘The Nithing’ opens the EP with a creepy bubbling effect springing from your speakers and discordant picked notes before the double bass kicks in, shattering the eerie atmosphere and leading into the song proper. Bassist Andrew James is wonderfully high in the mix here, the snappy rattling adding solid layering under the tight guitar riffs, sometimes breaking out as the lead guitar takes an atmospheric break to soar before leading back into the second verse. ‘Unsolemn’ continues in a similar vein, adding a slightly blackened feel interspersed with pummeling palm-muted grooves and flirts with an almost deathcore vibe coming in around the 2:28 mark. Don’t worry, it works; and it’s brutal as hell.

‘Death Flourished in a Withered Grove’ is a standout track and closes the EP with a bang. Ripping right out of the gate with outright black metal assault, the track quickly morphs back into the EP’s signature discordant riffing. Pinch harmonics are used to great effect here as well as an excellent solo which is all too brief. It would be interesting to see Eye of Horus experiment further in this blackened direction.

Production on Obsidian is top notch, especially for an unsigned band, and simply oozes quality and attention to detail. The lead guitar tone is crisp and clear, soaring over rhythms and punctuating the riff changes with aplomb. Vocalist Kody Cecotka has mastered a wide range of growls and screams, always mixing up the styles and never getting stuck in a rut with his delivery. There is, perhaps, an over-reliance on layered vocals and processing effects, but it’s not overt enough to be a problem.

Overall, Obsidian is a solid EP, and the four included tracks show a marked improvement over Eye of Horus’s debut. - Review maded by Metalundercover.com ( Rating 8.5/10).

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

LINE UP
Andrew Sutherland - Bass
Travis Sullivan - Drums
Ted Williams - Guitars
Diego Fernandez-Trujillo - Guitars, Vocals
Kody Cecotka - Vocals

Country of origin: Canada
Location: Edmonton, Alberta
Genre: Death Metal

Current Label: Unsigned/Independent
CEO: Ryan Walraven
Booking/Press Contact: eyeofhorusofficial@gmail.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EyeofHorusOfficial
Merch: http://eyeofhorusofficial.bigcartel.com
Bandcamp: https://eyeofhorusofficial.bandcamp.com

Obsidian (EP - 2016)

Released December 3, 2016 

Recorded in May and June of 2016.

Credits

All music produced by Diego Fernandez-Trujillo and Eye of Horus 
Engineered and Mixed by Diego Fernandez-Trujillo at Oracle Studios. 
Mastered By Christian Donaldson at The Grid 
Album art by Federico Musetti 
Inlay and layout by Eric Dieterich at solomanmedia.com

Dark Rites - Hall Of The Slain (Official Lyric Video - 2016)


BIOGRAPHY 
Dark Rites is an international act founded by Randy (USA) and Wojtek (UK) in early 2016. Despite its members living in different continents, technology has enabled them to overcome all possible geographical obstacles. After playing in several local bands in the late 90’s and late 2000’s, Randy and Wojtek soon teamed up with Oskar (ex-Disrupted, Sweden), thus completing the line-up.

DARK RITES wear their multiple influences on their sleeve. Their upcoming, self-titled full-length delivers a fresh yet deadly combination of Death Metal, melodic lines and powerful riffs, combined with fierce Thrash Metal tempos, Heavy Metal solos and powerful vocals.

All of DARK RITES’ songs are strongly autobiographical, with lyrics inspired by the band’s beliefs, views and fascinations. Their common passion for metal music – in all of its different facets and sub-genres – really shines throughout the entire length of the record.

This is the Official Lyric Video for the Dark Rites song Hall Of The Slain. This song will be featured on their first album released on Sliptrick Records, which will be on pre-sale from 23rd of December 2016. Hard copies will be available from 23rd of January 2017.

We’ll have more information about the album nearer to release date. Watch this space!

Hall Of The Slain (Official Lyric Video  - 2016)

Released: November 22, 2016

Video Lyric Video Designed by Great Heights Design Video Studio (https://www.greathsd.com)

Formed In: 2016
Status:  Active 
Years Active: 2016

LINE UP
Wojtek Widuch - Guitars, Bass
Randy Kaciak - Drums
Oskar Åsfjäll - Vocals

Country Of Origin: UK, USA, SWEDEN
Genrre: Melodic Death Metal 

Record Label: Sliptrick Records
CEO: Randy Kaciak//Wojtek Widuch
Booking/Press Contact: USA - Randy Kaciak - darkrites.band@gmail.com 
UK - Wojtek Widuch - darkrites.band@gmail.com

Thread of Omen - In Die Luminis (Lyric Video - 2016)

BIOGRAPHY
Thread of Omen was formed in 2013 by founding members Calla Hamman, Jean Hamman, and Stian Etsebeth. Midway through 2014, after Steyn Lotter and Victor van den Heever joined and started playing shows locally. Most recently Matthew Cox joined the band to replace Jean Hamman on bass.

Thread of Omen began as 3 friends playing covers together and the idea of becoming a serious band was not always taken so seriously. After the current drummer joined the band, and many new songs were written, the band began to evolve into something with much more potential. This led to the joining of the current vocalist who added a new dimension to the music. After finalising and structuring the set lists the band decided to begin gigging on the Cape Town circuit. Thread of Omen was soon ready to enter the studio to start recording. The band's debut album titled 'Palace of the Fathers' was released  June 2, 2015.

Their debut album, Palace of the Fathers concept album that binds the metaphorical implications of living in a society where there is a small amount of very powerful and rich oppressors who set the rules and create the mechanistic system of worshiping materialism.Greek mythological figures are used to create our own story where a group of rogue warriors attempt to over throw the power enforced on them. The structure is melodic but focuses on technicality and classical, with a slight progressive influence to create an atmosphere of anarchy. Thread of Omen 'Palace of the fathers' promises to give you a unique and raw experience within the realm of fantasy.

Thread of Omen plays melodic death metal drawing inspiration from classic death metal acts and modern bands alike. Fast-paced music with a strong focus on melody, as well as heaviness which ultimately leads to a unique sound. Their songs are connected through stories and concepts which define and refine their music.

The band Thread Of Omen have been making some noise about releasing their second full length album almost immediately following the 2015 release of their Palace Of The Fathers debut.

No surprises here, they are at it again. The first single, Glory of What from their 2nd full length album received positive reviews and was featured in many popular known African metal blogs and was also included in top tens.


Their second single ‘Die Luminis’ is Latin for ‘day of the light’ (bet you all knew that huh?) Recorded with Neil Bezuidenhout and Stephen du Plessis from Moment of clarity. ‘Die Luminis’ is the second  sign of this as yet unnamed new offering becoming manifest which has just been finished and they would be planning a launch soon, at the moment they are focusing on making a solid comeback after their mini hiatus and they announced ex-Sabretooth member and drum teacher, Damian Rijkers taking the throne.

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

LINE UP
Victor van den Heever - Vocals
Stian Etsebeth - Guitar
Calla Hamman - Guitar
Matthew Cox - Bass
Damian Rijkers - Drums

Country of origin: South Africa
Location: Cape Town

Genre: Melodic Death Metal
Current label: Unsigned/independent
Booking/Press Contact: threadofomen@gmail.com
Telephone: 0797027458

Official Website: http://www.threadofomen.co.za
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Thread-of-Omen-1401653410050737
Twitter: https://twitter.com/threadofomen
Instagram: https://instagram.com/threadofomen
Reverbnation: https://www.reverbnation.com/threadofomen
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiRc27k6XYFqcHM4uSNvJfA

Thread of Omen - In Die Luminis (Lyric Video - 2016)


Released: July 4, 2016

Video Created by Ruan van Heerden

sexta-feira, 9 de dezembro de 2016

The Gleam Of Last Light - Fragments of Light (EP - 2016) - Bandcamp Stream

BIOGRAPHY
The Gleam Of Last Light is a Atmospheric/Melodic Metal band from Greece created  by two members of the band Mist of Nihil, the line up consists in: Thanassis Kg on Guitars and Makis Vouros on Bass, the band was founded on january 2016.

The band's Debut EP called "Fragments Of Light" was released on July 7, 2016. The artwork was done by art supremacy, the production of the EP was made by Thanassis Kg, the band added more two new songs wich are "Saudade" and the title track of the EP "Fragments of Light" joining by two previously released singles "Constellation" and "A Fragmentary Passage" finishing the tracklist of the  EP with 4 tracks around half an hour of music. 

Formed in: January 2016
Status: Active
Years Active: 2016-Present

LINE UP
Thanassis Kg - Guitars
Makis Vouros - Bass

Country of origin: Greece
Location: Athens
Genre: Atmospheric Melodic Metal

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

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/The-Gleam-Of-Last-Light-1589774474595362
Bandcamp page: https://thegleamoflastlight.bandcamp.com
Twitter: https://twitter.com/thegleamoflast
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/uc4lr5msonshhzzk7igwm6hg

Fragments of Light (EP - 2016)

Released July 7, 2016

Produced, Mixed, Mastered by The Gleam Of Last Light
Artwork: Art Supremacy https://www.facebook.com/ArtSupremacy

quarta-feira, 16 de novembro de 2016

Solothus - No King Reigns Eternal ( Full-Length Album - 2016) - Bandcamp Stream



Much like most of the other branches of the ever-growing tree of heavy metal, doom has become synonymous with almost anything, and everything in between: funeral doom, stoner doom, epic doom and what have you... But the good ol' doom/death often seems to be cast aside, as if this cruder and creepier abomination was better left in the shadows. Then again, all the better, as that is indeed where this kind of purposefully unrefined sonic sorcery strives best...

While the Solothus guys have strong ties to death metal - with vocalist Kari now also growling for Sepulchral Curse, while Tami hammers his bass in the ranks of Gorephilia as well - and this is evident in their sound, it's the passion for doom metal where the band's origins lie. The dark epic majesty of masters like Candlemass, combined with the most crushing death metal dread á la Asphyx and Cianide, was what inspired Kari and guitarist Veli to cast the first Solothusian spells in the small Southwestern town of Parainen in 2007.

After going through a few line-up changes and relocating to the bigger cities of Turku and Helsinki, Solothus launched their debut full-length "Summoned from the Void" on Spain's esteemed Memento Mori imprint in 2013. While the album already proved them to be a force to be reckoned with, its successor "No King Reigns Eternal" digs the hole way deeper, expanding it to a devouring abyss of desolation. There's no light waiting at the bottom for these six songs, monstrous musical monuments ranging from 6 to nearly 11 minutes in length. Conjuring for instance Hooded Menace at its bleakest, and as suggested by the stunning cover artwork courtesy of Juanjo Castellano, this second coming focuses on excruciatingly crushing all possible hope in the heaviest way possible. Thou art doomed!

Media Praise

"No King Reigns Eternal is an artful combination of staggering heaviness, neck-snapping aggression, and cold, alabaster beauty. It generates an atmosphere of emotional collapse and physical decay, gets the blood pumping, too.The new album blends many of the same ingredients that were present in Summoned From the Void, yet the songwriting is even stronger, the wrenching melodies even more memorable, the guitar performances even more exceptional and varied, and the overall emotional impact of the album even more potent." -  No Clean Singing

"SOLOTHUS approaches their sound in a brutal doom laden method. I am for one am glad they didn't go the Gothic way, which sometimes just feels comical almost. Deliberate, sluggish riffs paired with raspy thick vocals form a very gloomy soundscape. Sludge filled melodies moving at glacial pace set the tempo for this minimalist album. They do just about enough to keep the listening engrossed and enjoy the onslaught. Eerie, grim and macabre, the songs set the tone and the mood for one hell of a putrid, rank onslaught. The guitar solos in the album is a surprising revelation and its stands out loud and proud. The band intends to tour in the coming months and have a more or less stable line-up, which definitely helps, and also record. Must have for Epic Doom/death Metal fans." - Metal Temple

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

LINE UP
Kari Kankaanpää - Vocals
Veli-Matti Karjalainen - Guitars
Sami Iivonen - Guitars & Backing Vocals
Juha Karjalainen - Drums
Tami Luukkonen - Bass

Country of Origin: Finland
Location: Turku/Helsinki
Genre: Death/Doom Metal

Current Label: Doomentia Records
Booking/Press Contact: Solothus@gmail.com

Official Website: http://www.solothus.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Solothus
Bandcap: https://solothus.bandcamp.com
SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/solothus
YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/Solothus
Merch: http://solothus.bigcartel.com

No King Reigns Eternal ( Full-Length Album  - 2016)

Released March 18, 2016 

Recorded and Mixed by Harri Hyytiäinen at Rehearsalucifer Studios in 2015. 
Mastered by Mikko Saastamoinen at Transistor Studios in 2015. 
Cover Art by Juanjo Castellano. 
Logo by Grave IX Design. 

All songs/lyrics by Solothus.

Buy The Album At:

Into Infernus Announces New Album + New Single Released



Into Infernus, founded early July of 2013, is the brainchild of Andrew Zink, PJ Mc Teirnan, and Eric Owen. The band is a collaborative project with members located in both America and Ireland. The music of VII, their debut album, was written in just 10 days. All lyrics/stories and vocals were written and recorded just 2 weeks later. The album was self-released August, 18th, 2013. One month after the debut - having only spent 12 days writing - the music of the 2nd album was already finished. The highly anticipated album, "The End of Eden" was released November 16th, 2014, exclusively though Hollowed Records. “The End of Eden” is a theatrical fairytale delivered in a symphonic and desperate musical styling.


Frey Valor, from the original album "VII", returns in one of ten brand new stories from the upcoming album, "GRIMOIRE", out December 16th, 2016. 

Coward's Withering (Ft. JJ "Shiv" Polachek)

Released: November 14, 2016



Formed In: 2013
Status: Active
Years Active: 2013-Present

LINE UP
Andrew Zink - All Music and Orchestration/ Lyrics/ Voices/ Clean Singing
PJ Mc Tiernan - Lyrical Themes and Concepts/ Lyrics/ Vocals
Eric Owen - Lyrics/ Vocals

Country of Origin: United States
Location: Tampa, FL // Sligo, Ireland
Genre: Symphonic Black Metal/Deathcore

Current Label: Hollowed Records
Booking/ Press Contact: Hollowedrecords@gmail.com

sábado, 12 de novembro de 2016

Ghoulchapel - Echoes Of Horror (Full-Length Album - 2016) - Bandcamp Stream



The Armenian symphonic black metal band Ghoulchapel released their long awaited new full length album, entitled "Echoes Of Horror" on November 10th, 2016. The new album is the third full length release by the band and the follow up to their "Idols of Doom" released in 2014. "Echoes Of Horror" is conceptually based on creepypasta horror stories embodied by haunting and aggressive symphonic black metal.

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

Line UP
Mark Erskine - All Instruments, Vocals
Ando Kamavosyan - vocals

Country of Origin: Armenia
Location: Yerevan
Genre: Symphonic Blackened Death Metal

Current Label: Unsigned/Independent
CEO: Mark Erskine

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pg/Ghoulchapel
Bandcamp: http://ghoulchapel.bandcamp.com
ReverbNation: http://www.reverbnation.com/ghoulchapel
VKontakte: http://vk.com/ghoulchapelblack
YouTube : http://www.youtube.com/user/ghoulchapelofficial

Echoes Of Horror (Full-Length Album - 2016)

Released November 10, 2016

All graphic design done by Mark Erskine (Gravedealer Art) 

quinta-feira, 10 de novembro de 2016

Sorrowful Land - Of Ruins… (Full-Length Album - 2016) - Bandcamp Stream



SORROWFUL LAND is a new Ukrainian Doom Metal act - currently the one-man project of Max Molodtsov (from the band Edenian). 

The debut full-length album by the leader of the Ukrainian band Edenian, Max Molodtsov, offers a 50-minutes long journey to the world of gloomy and hasteless, but atmospheric doom-death, where brutal elements are contrasted by melancholic interludes.The lyrics of the "Of Ruins..." album are based on the classical English poetry from the 19th century and the original author's verses. Mixed and mastered at Slow Burn Studio (When Nothing Remains, Crypt Of Silence)

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

LINE UP
Max Molodtsov - All Music, Lyrics, Vocals, Guitars, Bass, Keyboards, Drum-Programming.

Country: Ukraine
Location: Kharkov, Kharkiv Oblast
Genre: Atmospheric Doom Death

Current Label: Solitude Productions
Booking/Press Contact: maxmolodtsov@ukr.net


Of Ruins… (Full-Length Album - 2016)

Release Date: 07.11.2016

Buy The Album: 

quarta-feira, 9 de novembro de 2016

Old Chapel - Visions From Beyond (Full-Length Album - 2016) - Bandcamp Stream



Old Chapel is an orthodox sepulchral squad spreading the infection of old school doomed out death metal since 2010 under the leadership of Sergei Karpukhin (drums) and Pavel Suslov (vocals).

Based in the central Russian city of Ivanovo, Old Chapel is already known in the underground through two previous unholy releases – "Tales from the Churchyard" and "Symptoms of Possession."

Now after several years of silence, the Chapel opens the gates again to unleash all the demonic creatures dwelling and waiting inside. Inspired by old horror movies and witching rites, the band is ready to tell nine chilling stories of horror, decay and possession. Meet the new full-length album from Old Chapel, "Visions From Beyond."

"VISIONS FROM BEYOND is a new full-length album by Russian old school death metal band OLD CHAPEL. The release consists of 9 new songs telling about terrifying rites, painful deaths and sick mind's anguish. Among the prevailing uncompromising fast-temped tracks VISIONS FROM BEYOND also incorporates some measured dismal chants in a doom metal vein. Oppressive sound, catchy lead-guitars and bleeding vocals form chilling atmosphere of the album making you feel buried deep under the floor of old cursed chapel".

Status: Active
Formed In: 2010
Years Active: 2010-Present

LINE UP
Sergei Karpukhin - Drums  
Pavel Suslov - Vocals 

Country of origin: Russia
Location: Ivanovo
Genre: Death/Doom Metal

Current Label: Chaos Records
Booking/Press Contact: oldchapel.rus@gmail.com

Visions From Beyond (Full-Length Album - 2016)

Released November 7, 2016 

Mastered by Enormous Door. 

Impenitence - Monuments of Contempt (Full-Length Album - 2016) - Bandcamp Stream



Impenitence was found in 2007 in Sofia by Yasen, Julian and Dimitar. After months of rehearsals, doing covers and exploring each others minds, the musical core was joined by Lazar on vocals. The band continued to push the boundaries of their own musical capabilities and tastes. Very soon some songs were created. 

Several extreme live shows were performed during 2008-2010. In 2010 Lazar left the band. After some auditions in the beginning of 2011 Todor (Dimholt) joined the crew as vocalist. In the end of 2013 Boyan joined the band to fill for second guitar.

The  band released their debut album named “Monuments of Contempt” on October 31, 2016 . The album consists of 12 tracks lasting a little above 43 minutes. The album was recorded and mixed at Pacific Studio, Sofia and mastered at West West Side Music, New York by Alan Douches (Deicide, Hate Eternal, Death, Akercocke, etc.). The artwork is done by Timothée Mathelin (ww.futurorg.com).

The band's music is  modern death metal with influences from brutal, old school, technical, progressive, black and other weird popular extreme music.

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

LINE UP
Todor Krasimirov - Vocals 
Yasen Tsenkov - Guitars 
Boyan Kveldulf - Guitars 
Dimitar Vasilev - Bass, Backing Vocals 
Julian Borisov - Drums, Backing Vocals 

Country of Origin: Bulgaria
Location: Sofia
Genre: Death Metal

Current Label:Unsigned/Independent

Bandcamp: https://impenitence.bandcamp.com
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/impenitencebg
Myspace: https://myspace.com/impenitencebg


Monuments of Contempt (Full-Length Album - 2016)

Released October 31, 2016 

Sound engineering & mixing by Alexander Kalanov, Peter Rangelov at Pacific Studio, Sofia (http://www.pacific-studio.net
» Mastering by Alan Douches at West West Side Music, New Windsor, New York (http://www.westwestsidemusic.com
» Artwork design & layout by Timothée Mathelin (http://www.futurorg.com)

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Wastewalker - Funeral Winds (Full-Length Album - 2016) - Bandcamp Stream



Wastewalker was formed from the ashes of ex-Sumerian Records Sacramento CA heavy hitters Conducting From the Grave. The band is the brainchild of main CFTG songwriter/lead guitarist John Abernathy. After 2 Sumerian releases and a successful crowdfunded, self titled, album with Conducting From the Grave, most of the members of the now defunct band decided the full time musician life was no longer for them. Thus, the band decided to go out with a bang and play a few final shows in Northern CA for sold out crowds, with fans flying in from all over the world. 

Still struck with the fire to not only create metal, but perform it live, John decided to make a fresh start with a new line up of talented musicians with an updated sound and vision, as well as a new band name - Wastewalker. Inspired by a passion for post apocalyptic video games, movies, and literature, John "Abernasty" wrote and engineered the debut album "Funeral Winds" with the help of Nate Graham on guitar, (Sepsis), Cam Rogers on vocals (Alterbeast) Justin Tvetan on drums (Journal, ex Aenimus), and Joel Barerra on bass (ex Psychosomatic guitarist) with producer Zack Ohren handling mixing and mastering duties (All Shall Perish, Carnifex, Entheos, CFTG etc.) at Shark Bite studios in Oakland CA. 

Sonically the band differs from Conducting From the Grave in a few ways but also retains the signature melodic thrashy metalcore/death metal sound that brought CFTG to the forefront of the Northern CA metal scene. There are more layered chords, more blast beats and some synth layers sparsely thrown in for good measure, essentially adding a blackened feel to the more upbeat CFTG sound. The breakdown element is diminished from Conducting From the Grave, yet it is still present, used tastefully. Cam Rogers from Alterbeast (Unique Leader Records) delivers a stellar vocal performance throughout the album stylistically similar to The Black Dahlia Murder, Cattle Decapitation and Behemoth, with lyrical themes ranging from overcoming substance abuse, to income inequality, to the inevitable downfall of the human race due to war. Nate Graham brings guitar solos to the table that are reminiscent of Revocation's Dave Davidson and Chris Storey of All Shall Perish. Justin Tvetan knocks the drums out of the park as you would expect if you ever heard his math metal project Journal. The bass lines played by Joel Barerra are interesting and complex beneath the walls of strummed chords and blast beats, but hold down the root when they need to.

Expect big things from Wastewalker following the release of their debut album 'Funeral Winds'.

Formed in: N/A
Status: Active
Years Active: N/A

LINE UP
Joel Barerra - Bass
Justin Tvetan - Drums
Nate Graham - Guitars
John Abernathy - Guitars, Songwriting
Cam Rogers - Vocals

Country of origin: United States
Location: Sacramento, California
Genre: Technical Melodic Death Metal

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

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wastewalkermetal
Bandcamp: https://wastewalker.bandcamp.com
IG and twitter: wastewalkermetal
Merch: http://www.wastewalker.bigcartel.com

Funeral Winds (Full-Length Album - 2016)

Released November 8, 2016 

Engineered by John Abernathy, Nate Graham, and Zack Ohren 
Mixed and Mastered by Zack Ohren 
Album art by Ken Sarafin 

Buy The Album At: 

terça-feira, 1 de novembro de 2016

Clouds - Departe (Full-Length Album - 2016) - Bandcamp Stream



Clouds have been looking for new a drummer. For the moment, Funeral's Anders Eek will be their live drummer, however, they have started to reveal more about their new album. Firstly, it will be called Departe and the cover artwork was provided by Arthur Kornovics.

New song off the second album called "Departe" which will be released on November 1st 2016. 

The album is featured Shaun MacGowan of My Dying Bride on violin as guest musician. The album will be released late this  year, most likely with Domestic Genocide Records, with whom the band has collaborated in the past.

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.

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

Departe (Full-Length Album - 2016)


Released November 1, 2016

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segunda-feira, 31 de outubro de 2016

Saor - Guardians (Full Length Album - 2016) - Bandcamp Stream



"Guardians" is the much anticipated third full-length album from one-man Scottish Atmospheric Celtic Metal project Saor. Two years after the release of his highly successful sophomore album "Aura" (2014), Andy Marshall returns with his unique brand of beautifully crafted, epic Folk Black Metal steeped in folklore.

Recorded over two years in Cairndow and the Isle of Skye, the new release contains five majestic new tracks with a playing time of just under an hour. Musically it carries on where "Aura" left off, weaving together intelligently-crafted guitar riffs, soaring folk melodies and stirring string sections, taking you on a journey throughout the majestic, mist-covered Highland landscapes. As well as being inspired by nature, the album takes influence from various traditional Scottish poems which cover a range of themes such as ancient battles, cultural heritage and sorrow.

On this new release, Andy has worked alongside a host of incredibly talented guest musicians from around the world including Bryan Hamilton (Cnoc An Tursa) on drums, Meri Tadic (Ex-Elueviete, Irij) on fiddle, John Becker (Austaras) on strings and Kevin Murphy on bagpipes.

"Guardians" is essential for Atmospheric Metal fans and those craving more emotional depth in their Folk/Black Metal.

The band do Atmospheric music from Scotland inspired by Highland nature/landscapes, heritage and traditional poetry.

Saor means "Free" in Gaelic. The name refers to "Saor Alba" meaning "Free Scotland", a phrase commonly used by the Scottish Independence movement. Saor played a few live shows between 2015 and 2016. It is now a studio-only project and there will not be any more live shows as of the aforementioned date.

The CD comes as collectors edition in digipack with 12-page booklet, limited to 1000 copies, and as regular edition in jewel case. The DLP will be released in early 2017. Release date and details tba.

The album will be released on November 11, 2016, but they already released are streaming the whole album.


Media Praise
9/10 - Metal Observer
9/10 - Metal Temple
5/5 - Stormbringer 
9.8/10 - Radiowom
10/10 - Black Phoenix Rising
14/15 - Folk Metal Austria
8.4/10 - Metal Storm

4.1/5 - The Sonic Sensory
"You’ll notice throughout this album that musically Andy is constantly upping his game from start to finish, there’s moments on here which will leave you breathless and you won’t even have finished taking those in when the next twist comes and elevates things even further. [...] By the time the fourth song “Hearth” plays you will without doubt be fully immersed in the rich and vivid atmosphere Saor has created and the album still continues to bloom, the music at this point becoming yet more intricate and complex and new ingredients still coming in [...] You’re left wondering constantly just where Saor will take this next as you try to absorb everything that’s going on, something which will take many, many listens to fully achieve. [...] [Tears of a Nation] is a final exclamation point, a culmination of a dazzling showcase of masterful composition and musicianship and by the time it’s done I’m sure many a jaw will need picking up from the floor. [...] all in all it’s safe to say that Saor has truly delivered a hugely impressive and absolutely essential album with this third effort. You’ve no doubt figured this out by now, Guardians left one hell of an impression here, and while I wish to take absolutely nothing away from Roots and Aura, Saor’s previous works I get the feeling that this is the album Andy has wanted to make for a long time, possibly his entire life. This is the coming together of music, inspiration, culture and tradition, shaped and moulded by gifted hands into something that transcends all of those things, and it’s an album which cannot fail to impress just about any fan of atmospheric metal in general. We already have some extremely strong players in this area anyway, now is certainly a good time to be into it and with Saor significantly raising the stakes it just got even better. We’ve been presented with an incredible listening experience here, one I can find very little to find fault with and as such I have no qualms in giving this the following mark."10/10 - blackphoenixrising.freeforums.org

"As on the previous albums have also all five tracks from" Guardians "with in section 11 of minutes of playing time over length. What others fail gloriously because running Saor in top form! [...] The combination of extremely atmospheric black metal and folk elements of course the Highlander comes here to Good. in this genre is dreamy guitar passages have felt ever drag on, without losing its charm. but the folk instruments bagpipes, flute, bodhran and violin (the latter, incidentally, partly recorded by the former Eluveitie- violinist Meri Tadic) were integrated, is quite big cinema! "14/15 - www.folkmetalaustria.wordpress.com

"It’s been awhile since I’ve been completely blown away when I’ve heard an artist for the first time, and blown away is exactly what happened when I heard Scottish artist Saor. [...] Andy Marshall has created a beautiful sounding album with complex musical arrangements containing masterfully crafted guitar riffs melodiously accompanied by bagpipes, fiddles, and other stringed instruments plus pounding double bass drumming. [...] Guardians is surely not an album to miss if you’re looking to hear something some fresh and original." - www.metalmofos.com

"Fans of AGALLOCH, MOONSORROW or WINTERFYLLETH will gravitate to this music quickly if they haven’t already done so by now. [...] This album was a great pleasure to hear. SAOR extends their talents far beyond mediocrity. It is mandatory to be moved by music this passionate and strong. The Scottish patriotism throughout this album calls us all back to the Highlands of Scotland despite where you may actually come from. There is something so mystical about that place that it leaves a stain on its countryside and people; People who can use this mysticism to enchant their music."

"Andrew crafted once again a masterpiece of Scottish Folkloric Black Metal that ends the same way it started, with bagpipes and guitar. While fans of his more aggressive previous releases might find it a little soft, this record demonstrates that Andrew can still change the formula and stay relevant to the genre. The folkloric instruments bring a whole new depth to his soundscape that wasn’t as important as on this record and this is emphasized by the great composition of the songs."- rastapunkreviews.blogspot.de

"Your heart will soar, wrench and swell as the album flows and it’s truly one of the most emotive things I’ve heard this year. There’s an over-arching entrancement present but the emotional gamut it nonetheless runs is wonderful... It’s just so epic... What remains is something to make even the most cricket-playing, Pimms-drinking, colony-acquiring Englishman rip his trousers into a kilt and cry for the blood of the South." - Angry Metal Guy [4.5/5]

Formed In: 2013

Status: Active
Years Active: 2012-2013 (as Àrsaidh), 2013-Present

LINE UP
Andy Marshall - All instruments, Vocals

Country of Origin: United Kingdom
Location: Glasgow, Scotland
Genre: Atmospheric Folk/Black Metal



Booking/Press Contact: fortriuprod@gmail.com


Official Website: www.saormusic.com

Official Webstore: http://saor.bigcartel.com


 Guardians (Full Length Album - 2016)


Releases November 11, 2016 

Pre-Order The Album At:
Northern Silence Productions Webstore: http://shop.northern-silence.de
Official Saor's Webstore: http://saor.bigcartel.com

All music composed and performed by Andy Marshall unless stated below. 

Session Musicians: 
Bryan Hamilton - Drums 
John Becker (www.johnbeckermusic.com) - Strings 
Meri Tadić (www.irijmusic.com) - Fiddle on "Guardians" and "Hearth" 
Reni McDonald Hill - Bodhrán on "The Declaration" 
Kevin Murphy - Highland bagpipes 

Production: 
Mixed and mastered by Spenser Morris. (spensermorrisaudio@gmail.com
Vocals and drums recorded by Reni McDonald Hill at The Cottage Studio, Cairndow, Scotland. 
Guitars recorded by Martyn Moffat at Seann Druim Cottage, Isle of Skye, Scotland. 
Strings recorded and guitars re-amped by Spenser Morris at Decade Music studio, Chicago, US. 
Fiddle recorded by Meri Tadić. 
Highland bagpipes recorded by Kevin Murphy. 

Artwork: 
Front and back cover painted by Sebastian Wagner (www.sebastianwagner-art.com
Inlay photography by Land of Light Photography (www.landoflightphotography.com
Artwork edited by Northern Silence.