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terça-feira, 26 de julho de 2016

Ashbringer - Yūgen (Full-Length Album - 2016) - Bandcamp Stream


Seeing an 18 year old perform and compose every instrument with clarity of thought and intentional songwriting chops beyond his years was impressive enough, but 2016 sees Nick Stanger as exuberant as ever; Yūgen outshines their debut  “Vacant” in every aspect. A gorgeous expedition through luscious soundscapes aided by an oriental tint, Ashbringer present one of the most invigorating, raw, and enjoyable adventures the genre has seen so far this year.

Nick Stanger, the mastermind behind Ashbringer, changed from a one-man-do-it-all on their first album Vacant to a full band for this record. Stanger has expanded the project to a full five piece (with the occasional guest), and with it, the project's sound has expanded and changed. The music is now bigger, heart-on-its-sleeve, bombastic black metal. 

The second album of Minnesota’s Ashbringer is named Yūgen. It was released digitaly on May 22, and then, on June 7 by Avantgarde Music as a beautiful 6 panels digipack with 12 pages booklet, ORDER YOUR COPY HERE! with vinyl coming later via Vendetta and a cassette edition via Broken Limbs Recordings. It’s as striking and memorable as the album’s cover art.

I am impressed by the musical prowess, the ability to project Atmospheric Black Metal onto the unsuspecting listener with the promise of vast open lands lurking somewhere behind yonder mists that are obscuring the view.

The music is both storming and hypnotic, ferocious and beautiful, with a mix of barbaric and clean vocals. And as you’ll soon discover, there’s a high, trilling guitar motif in this enthralling song that’s insanely catchy.

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

LINE UP
Nick Stanger - Guitar, Vocals, Mandolin, Synthesizer 
Nathan Wallestad - Bass 
Ian Sutherland - Drums, Percussion 
Robert Northrup - Guitar 
Cormac Piper - Keyboards, Oboe, Piano, Synthesizer 

Country of Origin: United States
Location: Twin Cities Area, Minnesota
Genre: Atmospheric Black Metal

Current Label: Avantgarde Music
Booking/Press Contact: nickstangermusic@gmail.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ashbringermusic
Bandcamp: https://ashbringermusic.bandcamp.com
Twitter: http://twitter.com/ashbringermusic

Yūgen (Full-Length Album - 2016)

Released May 22, 2016 

Credits
Additional performers: 
Elizabeth Redding - Vocals on track 6 
Cameron Becker - Trombone on track 7 

Production credits: 
All music and lyrics composed by Nick Stanger 
Produced, engineered, and mixed by Nick Stanger and Nathan Wallestad at Ephemeral Audio in Minneapolis, Minnesota 
Mastered by Justin Weis at Trakworx in San Diego, California 
Artwork by Tryfar

Pre-order Yūgen here:

Adorned in Ash - The Dead Walk Among Us (Full-Length Album - 2014) - Bandcamp Stream

BIOGRAPHY
Adorned in Ash (AiA) is a female fronted Christian Extreme Metal band from Pretoria, South Africa. Their music include thrash, speed and groove metal to more progressive & technical death & black metal.

They are influenced by bands such as Becoming the Archetype, Fearscape, Antestor, Woe of Tyrants, Impending Doom, Synnove, Sympathy, War Of ages, Miseration, Tourniquet, Mortification, Living Sacrifice, Frost like Ashes, A Hill To Die Upon and EXTOL, all being Christian bands within the Metal Genre.

The band started in 2008. The next few years saw the band endure tragedy and the loss of a band member and a myriad of lineup changes while at the same time being able to open for bands like Becoming the Archetype. When original vocalist Marius Visagie left the band in 2011, then guitarist Robyn Ferguson stepped up to take over vocal duties in addition to guitar, making Adorned in  a female-fronted metal band.

Adorned in Ash released their long-awaited debut album “The Dead Walk Among Us” on the 1st of February 2014 to great reviews internationally.

The album consists of 10 original songs recorded at South African guitar legend Nathan Smith’s Open Track Studios,  includes work from all band members since 2010 with Robyn’s vocals updating tracks where needed, was mixed and mastered by Robyn Ferguson and Adorned in Ash. The album art includes photography by Vlademirovka Photography with the original concept by Adorned in Ash.

The distribution is currently handled by the band and includes local orders available through www.adornedinash.com and www.noordinaryoutfit.co.za by No Ordinary Outfit as well as international orders available through www.soundmass.com in Australia, www.nordicmission.net in Norway, orders from Finland, White Metal Shop in Sweden, Sanctus Gladius (USA) and www.metalhelm.com in the USA, with metalhelm.com including merchandise such as T-shirts and hoodies. All of these websites offer shipping worldwide for a global reach. All of these websites offer shipping worldwide for a global reach.The album is also available on iTunes, Amazon, CD Baby, Bandcamp and more.


Adorned in Ash has shared the stage with some of South Africa’s best and biggest metal bands, they have had the privilege to open for the international act Becoming the Archetype (USA) on their South African tour in 2010, played for WITCHFEST 2015 with international acts including; Cannibal Corpse, Decapitated, Kataklysm, Septicflesh, Epica, Aborted, Fleshgod Apocalypse, Belphegor, Alestorm, Grave, Carnifex, Hatebreed, Restock and Skinned.

The band has also performed GORO FEST 2014 in Mozambique and which marked their first international event.

AiA has recently performed across South Africa as part of the “Among Ashes” tour, promoting their album “The Dead Walk Among Us”. These include shows in metal clubs throughout their home province including legendary metal club Zeplins’ “Metal Rights Day”, a three-day outdoor festival, Charity event with South African metal legends Agro.

Past gigs have included many events at Gauteng clubs & outdoor venues, the Rocknights at the South African State Theatre, a three-day outdoor festival, the launch party for the South African Metal Head Association as well as Metal4Africa’s SummerFest, held in Stellenbosch, South Africa.

AiA has also been featured in various online publications including Black Mountain Magazine, Black Apple E-Zine, SA Guitarist Online Magazine, Metalunderground.com, The Metal Resource, Underground Press, Fanbase Magazine and KZK101 online magazine and many more.

Adorned in Ash was the only South African metal band in the top 150 bands chosen for one of the biggest online battle of the bands called the TBFM Factor hosted by TBFM in the UK in 2012 and received international recognition with their single "Human Torch".

Adorned in Ash are continually trending on Reverbnation and peaked at no. 1 in a recent Gauteng Metal chart and at no 4 Nationally (South Africa).

In the band’s words, Adorned in Ash “exists for one purpose and one purpose only and that is to bring glory to the One Eternal and Mighty God, who sent His Son Jesus Christ to rescue us from hell…and ourselves.”

The band's goal is  aim to bring melody as well as technicality into their music, in order to appeal to a wide and varying audience, without ever compromising on the brutality & power of the death metal genre.

AWARDS
2016 - Nominated for Best Music Video 2016 

2015 - AWARDED Best Death Metal Band in the 2015 South African Metal Music Awards (SAMMA)

2015 - Nominated in 2 South African Metal Music Awards categories:
Best Death Metal Band
Best Music Video

2014 - Nominated in 3 South African Metal Awards categories:
Best Black Metal band
Best Live Act
Best Metal Vocalist

Formed In: 2008
Status: Active 
Years Active: 2008-Present

LINE UP
Robyn Ferguson - Guitar & Lead Vocals
Mark Ivey - Drums
Marinus Terblanche - Bass
Leon van Rensburg - Guitar

Country of Origin: South Africa 
Location: Pretoria
Genre: Christian Extreme Hybrid Metal 

Current Label: Unsigned/Independent
Booking/Press Contact: info@adornedinash.com
Phone: +27 72 808 7724

Official Website: http://adornedinash.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AdornedinAsh.AiA
Bandcamp: http://adornedinash.bandcamp.com
Reverbnation: http://www.reverbnation.com/adornedinashaia
Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/adornedinash
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/adornedinash
Twitter: https://twitter.com/Adorned_in_Ash
Myspace: https://myspace.com/adornedinash
Deezer: www.deezer.com/artist/7966420
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/AdornedinAsh
Google Plus: https://plus.google.com/+AdornedinAshAiA
Spotify: https://player.spotify.com/artist/1bcmxbgrte6hc2850zdt4o


The Dead Walk Among Us (Full-Length Album - 2014)

Released February 1, 2014 

Mixed and Mastered by: Robyn Ferguson

Pre-Order on:

In Twilight’s Embrace - Trembling (EP - 2016) - Bandcamp Stream

BIOGRAPHY
Poland’s In Twilight’s Embrace have come a long way from humble beginnings in underground community to the state of artistic self-awareness. Formed in 2003 and having actively participated in the birth of an independent metal/hardcore movement, the band managed to build a bridge between the variety of extreme metal genres and the unrelenting passion of hardcore. The debut full-length album, “Buried in Between” (2006), is without a doubt still one of the notable releases which merge those two worlds of musical expression into the single loaded weapon. After its release numerous shows followed allowing the band to present themselves alongside The Black Dahlia Murder, Heaven Shall Burn, The Ocean or Arkangel inter alia.

Fast forward to 2010, In Twilight’s Embrace were ready to make idols fall and temples burn again. The five-piece return reformed, rebuilt and redefined with their sophomore offering titled “Slaves to Martyrdom”. Delivering a total of 11 songs, they bring about the fusion of crushing riffs, guitar hooks and strong melodies enforced by bombastic rhythm intensity. Paying homage to their titanic heroes, among others At the Gates, Amon Amarth and Heaven Shall Burn, these furious youths are at the same time able to delve into somewhat more progressive waters and forge an identity of their own.

Over a year in works, “Slaves to Martyrdom” found the group collaborate at different locations, with different people on the project. Thanks to shared determination and compound effort, the album ended up being what it was meant to be: a strong and thought-provoking final result. The high motivation sparked also the lyrical concept of the album, being a bitter tale about celebrating loss, worshipping tragedies and compromising historical truth on the altar of politics. The twilight has cast its blackened veil again.

The Grim Muse is the name of the third album by Poland’s In Twilight’s Embrace. It was  released on September 15, 2015  by Arachnophobia Records.

The Grim Muse’ contains one of the band’s most introspective material to date. Gone are the days of youthful enthusiasm, replaced by a sense of otherness and cold distance towards the world. At the same time, the album finds In Twilight’s Embrace at the peak of ferocity and restlessness. Driven by bitterness, disillusion and doubt, ‘The Grim Muse’ define work of In Twilight’s Embrace.                        

On May 25, 2016, the band released Trembling (EP), consisting in
three tracks immortalized during "The Grim Muse" sessions, featuring the cover version of "Opowieść zimowa" by Polish dark punk icons Armia. A 14 minutes long maelstrom of soulpiercing Death Metal.

Formed in: 2003

Status: Active

Years Active: 2003 (as Over the Edge), 2003 -Present                     

LINE UP
Leszek Szlenk - Guitars (Lead)
Piotr Steppa - Guitars (Rhythm)
Cyprian Łakomy - Vocals
Marcin Rybicki - Bass
Dawid Bytnar - Drums

Genre: Melodic Death Metal/Metalcore (early), Death Metal (later)
Hometown: Poznań, Poland
Current Label: Arachnophobia Records
CEO: Cyprian Łakomy
Press Contact: warborn666@gmail.com


Trembling (EP - 2016)

Released May 25, 2016

Credits

Recorded, mixed and mastered at Left Hand Sounds by Marcin Rybicki. 
Performed by Cyprian Łakomy (vox), Leszek Szlenk (guitars), Marcin Rybicki (bass) and Dawid Bytnar (drums). 
Guitar solo on 'Laughing stock, a burning stake' by Szymon Szymkowiak. 
Lyrics by Cyprian Łakomy except 'Opowieść zimowa'. Layout by Black Moon Design. 
Poznań 2014-2016. 

domingo, 24 de julho de 2016

Orbit Culture - (2011 - 2014) [ Full Discography] - Bandcamp Stream

BIOGRAPHY 
In the deep forests of southern Sweden lies the small town of Eksjö where the band Orbit Culture originates from. The idea of the band grew strong within singer & rhythm guitarist Niklas and lead guitarist Maximilian after messing around with some unpolished demos at home. At that time, Maximilian was currently playing with another local band called Abstract Noise, together with Orbit Culture’s fellow drummer Markus Bladh. Maximilian recruited Markus to join his new band, followed by the arrival of Christoffer Olsson on bass guitar. The line-up was now complete.

Shortly after Orbit Culture's inception, the band started to work on their debut EP. The production ended on August 17th, 2013 and Orbit Culture's very first piece of music was released shortly after. All the songs were recorded in what used to be an old power plant in the bands hometown. The EP was mixed and mastered by Niklas himself. Later that year, the band re-released their debut EP, re-mastered with a new bone-crushing artwork.

After some positive feedback and reviews both nationally and internationally the band quickly started working on their first full-length album. Through an intense process of songwriting, recording, mixing and mastering the band finally finished and released their first full-length album called “In Medias Res” on the 23rd of July, 2014. The album concept builds on a war between the race of men and machines. The album is fully packed with epicness and shall leave no one unsatisfied. The concept of the album builds on a war between the race of men and the ancient machines from a world beyond ours.

After a handful of shows promoting the new album and getting their name out there, lead guitarist Maximilian decided to leave the band to pursue other interests. 

“…Orbit Culture are from Sweden and they certainly sound like it. These guys aren’t afraid to wear their influences on their sleeves. That’s totally fine when you write songs this good and Orbit Culture have certainly done that with their new EP “Odyssey”.” – Vince Neilstein, Metalsucks.net

“…Orbit Culture is a singularly impressive death metal band. This Swedish combo has a sound that uses a variety of powerful progressive elements to get a sound that often transcends death metal. Roaring and powerful there is an all-consuming rage to their new record “Odyssey” that you just don't get in that many bands these days. More than that, Orbit Culture are clearly all very gifted musicians. The riffs on this record are incredible twisting and turning to get an effect that captures the heart and showcases the never ending, soul wrenching madness of true death metal. The blazing blast beats only add to the enduring magic of Orbit Culture, giving them a healthy dose of energy to keep things crashing forward. Orbit Culture understands what it is to write some excellent death metal songs and will brook no posers. Instead this is a band that will only surge forward; bringing what death metal can be to whole new realms of metal madness. Prepare yourselves my brethren, Orbit Culture are proof that the metalocalypse has begun.” – Matt Baggins, TwoGuysMetalReviews.com

“…This time we’re giving a listen to a four-piece death/groove metal band called Orbit Culture. The band formed less than a year ago in March 2013. They immediately started working on original material and ended up packing a heavy self-titled EP in August. The EP featured five tracks of pure groove metal with heavy death influences and authentic Scandinavian flavour. On December 1st, they released a new record called “Odyssey”, which actually features remastered versions of the previously released tracks along with their instrumental versions. Considering the band self-recorded and self-produced it, the quality is really great! The concept of the EP varies from fire goddesses and man-eating machine birds to the human mind and the struggles of humanity.”
– Mike, TheCirclePit.com

"...Orbit Culture are a death metal band from Sweden, and asides from a few token similarities, I wouldn't describe their sound as falling in the Swedish Death Metal school. Instead Orbit Culture have cultivate their own brand of groovy and powerful death metal that blasts forward with a very clear and oftentimes poignant attack. Orbit Culture get what they want to do and how to do it, and the way their precision attacks blasts into your eardrums is not something to easily be forgotten. These guys understand what death metal is all about, crushing riffs that are still memorable and easy to latch on too. If nothing else, their new record In Media Res is an enjoyable listen. So if you need to get your fix of tight death metal that penetrates the soul and blasts your heart apart, then look no further. As these guys develop I'm sure they will be able to hone their tight sound into something even more unique, creating death metal that cures humanity of our fear of the dark." – Matt Baggins, TwoGuysMetalReviews.com

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

LINE UP
Niklas Karlsson - Vocals, Guitar
Christoffer Olsson - Bass
Markus Bladh - Drums

Country of Origin: Sweden
Location: Eksjö
Genre: Melodic Death/Groove Metal

Current Label: Unsigned/Independent
Booking: booking.orbitculture@gmail.com
Press Contact: contact.orbitculture@gmail.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/OrbitCulture
Bandcamp: https://orbitculture.bandcamp.com
SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/orbitculture
Twitter: https://twitter.com/orbitculture
Instagram: http://instagram.com/orbitculture
YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/OrbitCultureOfficial
Google+: https://plus.google.com/108943964748205478691
Last.fm: http://www.last.fm/music/Orbit+Culture
VK: https://new.vk.com/cluborbitculture
Bit Torrent Bundles: https://bundles.bittorrent.com/bundles/orbitculture
Spotify: https://play.spotify.com/artist/7k29FbDq69ju2fe6zTskxY?play=true&utm_source=open.spotify.com&utm_medium=open
iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/orbit-culture/id691240064
Merch: http://orbitcultureofficialstore.bigcartel.com

In Medias Res (Full-Length Album - 2014)


Released July 23, 2014

Odyssey (Full-Length Album - 2013)

Released December 1, 2013

Ade - Carthago Delenda Est (Full-Length Album - 2016) - Bandcamp Stream


Ade is an Italian death metal band based in Rome and active since 2007. Their music and lyrics are both influenced by Ancient Roman History, also featuring traditional instruments which give to their technical death metal a strong epic touch. The first release of the band was Prooemivm Sangvine (Full Length, Casket Records, 2010), and than Spartacus (Full Length, Blast Head Records, 2013 featuring George Kollias as guest drummer).

The last one “Carthago delenda est” album (Xtreem Music out in 07/15/2016). "Carthago Delenda Est" was recorded, mixed and mastered at Overload Studios by Riccardo Studer.

Ade focuses on the past and the origin of the customs of their country, inspired by the ancient Greek music mainly used by Romans in war situations, and fusing it with modern death metal with lyrics written in English and Latin.

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

LINE UP
Traianvs - Vocals
Fabivs - Guitars
Caligvla - Bass
Nero - Guitars
Commodvs - Drums

Country of Origin: Italy
Location: Rome, Lazio
Genre: Death Metal with Folk Influences

Current Label: Xtreem Music
Booking/Press Contact: ademerch@gmail.com

Carthago Delenda Est (Full-Length Album - 2016)

Released July 15, 2016

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Harakiri for the Sky - III: Trauma (Full-Length Album - 2016) - Bandcamp Stream



Art of Propaganda is proud to present the highly anticipated third album of Harakiri for the Sky, III: Trauma. Released in 2014 by Art of Propaganda, Harakiri for the Sky's Aokigahara reaped widespread critical acclaim for its startling synthesis of skyscraping post-rock textures and emotive black metal fury. Breathtaking and torturous in equal measures, the highwater mark that Aokigahara set has somehow been eclipsed by III: Trauma. Immediately, the album kicks off with an 11-minute epic titled "Calling the Rain," and indeed do Harakiri for the Sky summon forces both natural and supernatural. As the record winds through seven more equally scintillating epics, III: Trauma swells and swirls, crests and crushes, effortlessly dancing between genres with nary an ounce of self-consciousness. Not for nothing is the album titled Trauma: the emotional landscapes the band travail scrape both the direst depths and fleetingly blissful extremes of the human psyche.

But, as masterful as the band are at this point, this is not new territory for Harakiri for the Sky; they have been a steady work in progress from the start. 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 four successful European tours with the likes of A Forest of Stars, Der Weg Einer Freiheit, and Agrypnie among others, encompassing over 20 countries to date. Now prepared to release the masterwork III: Trauma, Harakiri for the Sky will take this volatile-yet-beautiful new concoction on the road for the remainder of 2016: massive sound-walls and the barest of emotions await!

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

LINE UP
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: HarakiriForTheSky@gmx.at
Agent: christian@eld-events.eu

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HarakiriForTheSky
Las fm: http://www.last.fm/music/Harakiri+for+the+Sky/+wiki
Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/58KBq6qkQnfWYRqCjffQQq
Merch: http://www.shop.immortalfrostproductions.com/?s=Harakiri+For+The+Sky

III: Trauma (Full-Length Album - 2016)

Released on July 22nd 2016 through Art of Propaganda.

Infos and order at: http://www.art-of-propaganda.de
Distribution: http://www.edel.com

Google Play: https://goo.gl/43bVdh

Myridia - Mirror of Eden (Full-Length Album - 2015) - Bandcamp Stream


Myridia is a band mixing the strengths of Progressive Metal and Thrash Metal with their own creative force construct fast, powerful and memorable songs. This English 6 piece band truly forges an excellent metallic sound. Furthermore, they seem to be one of those rare cases where a band can forward something new and nostalgic all at once.

“Mirror of Eden”packs in 10 tracks running over about an hour of solid content worth sinking your teeth into.With their crushing debut album "Mirror of Eden", Myridia are set to unleash their live shows across the UK.

Formed In: 2015
Status: Active
Years Active: 2010-2015 (as Fall of an Empire), 2015-Present

LINE UP
Harry Young - Vocals
Jordan Wicks - Vocals
Glenn Martin - Lead Guitar
Rob Cavanagh - Rhythm Guitar
David Gallagher - Bass
Mike Braye - Drums

Country of Origin: United Kingdom
Location: Bournemouth, England
Genre: Progressive Metal

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

Released June 8, 2015 

Recorded  by 
Alex Bailey 

Mixed and Remastered by 
Pedro Teixeira 

Artwork by 
Daniel Wagner / D-Dub Designs

Drops Of Heart - Время и пульс (Time and pulse) [Maxi Single - 2016) - Bandcamp Stream


Drops Of Heart was formed in summer 2008 by young musicians without any sighificant experience of this sphere. After some changes of members, DoH was recorded a firts EP "Правда Закрытых Глаз" ("Truth Of Closed Eyes"). Skills grew, but frequent changes of members was has negatively affect on band's condition. In 2010 Drops Of Heart ceased to exist. But after few years of silence, vocalist made a new birth of band, with new men and new music. New, "updated and improved",

DoH released their first full-length album "Новая Надежда" ("New Hope") in 2014.

On  June 5, 2016 the band released their Maxi Single Время и пульс (Time and pulse) following this statement:

"Dear friends, we return to you after one and half year of silence, and we proudly want to present our new creation! Release of this maxi-single is extremely important for us, because it's a turning point for bigger things in future." - commented the band.

Drops Of Heart is symbiosis of beautiful melodies, punchy guitar riffs and extremely powerful harsh vocal.

Formed In: 2008
Status: Active
Years Active: 2008

LINE UP
Denis Fahrislamov - Vocals
Vadim Nizamov - Guitar/Vocals
Igor Barschevskiy - Guitar
Artem Gabbasov - Drums

Country of Origin: Russia
Looking: Ufa, Bashkortostan
Genre: Atmospheric Melodic Death Metal

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

Bandcamp: https://dropsofheart.bandcamp.com
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dropsofheart
Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/dropsofheart
Myspace: http://myspace.com/dropsofheart
VK: http://vk.com/drops_of_heart
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/dropsofheart

Время и пульс (Time and pulse) [Maxi Single - 2016)

Released June 5, 2016

Scuorn - Fra Ciel' e Terr' (Single - 2016) - Bandcamp Stream


SCUORN was born to worship the cult of Parthenope by revealing the most ancient legends and history of the mysterious Neapolitan lands, known over the centuries for their hellenic and roman origins and for being fervent cradle of the Italian culture.

The epic black metal atmospheres, strongly influenced by the world famous “canzone napoletana”, and the sound of traditional folk instruments melt with majestic orchestrals and evocative lyrics in native language, express the concept of the band at its best.

Founded in Naples (Italy) in 2008 by Giulian (Vocals, All Instruments & Orchestral Arrangements), SCOURN (which means "shame" in Neapolitan language) will soon release the debut album “PARTHENOPE”, recorded, mixed and mastered at 16th Cellar Studio by Stefano “Saul” Morabito (Fleshgod Apocalypse, Hour Of Penance, Theatres des Vampires).

Very special guest on the album is the “maestro” Riccardo Studer from Italian extreme epic metal pioneers STORMLORD, who shaped an impressive orchestra who reminds of bands such as DIMMU BORGIR and SEPTICFLESH for epicness and greatness.

The concept album is focused on the most ancient greek-roman origins of Naples, and each song is related to a specific legend from those times, such as the 79 a.d. volcano Vesuvio’s eruption who destroyed Pompeii and many others.

On May 24, 2016 Parthenopean Epic Black Metallers SCUORN stream the track “Fra Ciel’ e Terr’” from the upcoming debut album “PARTHENOPE”. Set to be released soon.

Formed In: 2008
Status: Active
Years Active: 2008-Present

LINE UP
Giulian (Vocals, All Instruments & Orchestral Arrangements)

Country of Origin: Italy
Location: Napoli
Genre: Parthenopean Epic Black Metal

Current Label: Dusktone
Booking/Press Contact: info@scuorn.com

Official Website: http://www.scuorn.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/scuorn
Bandcamp : https://scuorn.bandcamp.com
Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/scuorn
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCf0gDm6CtTzq2Jph8ljHtiA
Merch: https://scuorn.bandcamp.com/merch
Merch: http://scuorn.bigcartel.com

Fra Ciel' e Terr' (Single - 2016)

Released May 24, 2016 

SCUORN is : 
Giulian (Vocals, All Instruments and Orchestral Arrangements) 

Recorded, mixed and mastered at 16th Cellar Studio by Stefano “Saul” Morabito (Fleshgod Apocalypse, Hour Of Penance, Theatres des Vampires). 

Featuring special guest orchestrals by Riccardo Studer from Italian Extreme Epic Metal pioneers Stormlord.

sábado, 23 de julho de 2016

Orbit Culture - Rasen (Full-Length Album - 2016) - Bandcamp Stream

BIOGRAPHY 
In the deep forests of southern Sweden lies the small town of Eksjö where the band Orbit Culture originates from. The idea of the band grew strong within singer & rhythm guitarist Niklas and lead guitarist Maximilian after messing around with some unpolished demos at home. At that time, Maximilian was currently playing with another local band called Abstract Noise, together with Orbit Culture’s fellow drummer Markus Bladh. Maximilian recruited Markus to join his new band, followed by the arrival of Christoffer Olsson on bass guitar. The line-up was now complete.

Shortly after Orbit Culture's inception, the band started to work on their debut EP. The production ended on August 17th, 2013 and Orbit Culture's very first piece of music was released shortly after. All the songs were recorded in what used to be an old power plant in the bands hometown. The EP was mixed and mastered by Niklas himself. Later that year, the band re-released their debut EP, re-mastered with a new bone-crushing artwork.

After some positive feedback and reviews both nationally and internationally the band quickly started working on their first full-length album. Through an intense process of songwriting, recording, mixing and mastering the band finally finished and released their first full-length album called “In Medias Res” on the 23rd of July, 2014. The album concept builds on a war between the race of men and machines. The album is fully packed with epicness and shall leave no one unsatisfied.

After a handful of shows promoting the new album and getting their name out there, lead guitarist Maximilian decided to leave the band to pursue other interests. Even though a close friend and important musician in the band had left, the band felt that the new album was not enough and the hunt for something authentic and real began. After almost two and half years of writing and recording new and more powerful songs, they finished the album  “Rasen”.

"Rasen" is Orbit Culture's latest release. A heavy packed metal record which will leave no one unsatisfied. The concept of the album builds on the issues of living with mental issues such as depression and OCD. With this album, we wanted to let you know that you're not alone". - Commented the band.

Their new album Rasen has 10 heavy in your face your tracks full of well executed growls and solid riffs. Overall this entire album is a work of art and the advancement of the band is auspicious.

Perhaps Orbit Culture’s strongest feature is their ability to dwell in very populated waters and come out sounding energized and intriguing. With no shortage of passion and energy, and Rasen takes the best elements of thrash, groove, and melody and puts them together into a sleek melodic death metal package. An easy thumbs up for those who can’t get enough of this stuff.

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

LINE UP
Niklas Karlsson - Vocals, Guitar
Christoffer Olsson - Bass
Markus Bladh - Drums

Country of Origin: Sweden
Location: Eksjö
Genre: Melodic Death/Groove Metal

Current Label: Unsigned/Independent
Booking: booking.orbitculture@gmail.com
Press Contact: contact.orbitculture@gmail.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/OrbitCulture
Bandcamp: https://orbitculture.bandcamp.com
SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/orbitculture
Twitter: https://twitter.com/orbitculture
Instagram: http://instagram.com/orbitculture
YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/OrbitCultureOfficial
Google+: https://plus.google.com/108943964748205478691
Last.fm: http://www.last.fm/music/Orbit+Culture
VK: https://new.vk.com/cluborbitculture
Spotify: https://play.spotify.com/artist/7k29FbDq69ju2fe6zTskxY?play=true&utm_source=open.spotify.com&utm_medium=open
iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/orbit-culture/id691240064
Merch: http://orbitcultureofficialstore.bigcartel.com

Rasen (Full-Length Album - 2016)

Released March 11, 2016 

Written by: Niklas Karlsson 
Mixed & Mastered by: Niklas Karlsson 
Performed by: Niklas Karlsson, Christoffer Olsson, Markus Bladh 
Artwork by: Bahrull Marta (www.abominationimagery.com)

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sexta-feira, 22 de julho de 2016

Nothing Lies Beyond - Fragile Reality (Full-Length Album - 2016) Bandcamp Stream


BIOGRAPHY
Nothing Lies Beyond is a melodic death metal band from Tel Aviv, Israel. The band started in late 2011, by Guy Elberg and Ariel Lior, working on their music for two years in the rehearsal studio , during that time, the line-up of changed a few times due to personal reasons. In December 2012 , after working with a local producer – Eli Zulta , the band self- released their first promo single “Fading Behind False Eyes”. The band performed their debut show in 2013 with Israeli extreme metal Arallu and the dark metal band Angry Buddha.

Early 2014 Nothing Lies Beyond were opening act in a festival that included emerging metal bands from Israel Salem , Arallu , Desert. Highlights that year were supports with the massive Elvenking, Dark Tranquillity and Children Of Bodom.

In June 2014 , the band decided to record their first Album in “AG Studio” in Tel Aviv. During the production stage, Nothing Lies Beyond changed the line up of the band to their current and final line up. 

Melodic death metal outfit Nothing Lies Beyond today July 22, 2016 release their debut full length album Fragile Reality. 

Drummer Ariel Lior comments, “We are very excited to finally release our debut album! We’ve been working on this for a long time, writing and poring over every detail to make an album that we can all be proud of and going by the feedback it seems we’ve done ourselves justice. We want to send our thanks to all of the people who supported us during the writing and production process, we couldn’t make it without you. With a special thanks to our amazing producers Alex and Vitally Zvulun for all their help and advice, and also to our former guitar players and close friends – Guy Elberg and Elad Pakado. So, we hope everone will enjoy hearing the album as much as we enjoyed making it.”

The band have been holed up in AG studio recently and have come to the surface with a blistering melo-death album entitled Fragile Reality. Nine tracks of hook laden melodic death metal that would make you swear you were listening to something from Gothenburg from the early nineties. Except with a modern finesse. With songs like ‘Never Back Down’ and ‘We Are The Revolution’ this is a statement of intent from the young quintet.

“This album means a big achievement in the band’s history. From the early beginning, as the co-founder of the band, we always believed in the potential of the music that we made. The album is really a turning point, from being a small local band in the rehearsal studio… to what we are today.”-  Ariel Lior Drummer of the band.

“It took a lot of hard work but we can finally say that the album is perfect and represents our music in the best way that’s possible and we want to say thank you to all the people that helped us during this time and especially during the recording sessions. In the end, we are really happy with the final result and this album is just a small step to our final goal.” -  Ariel Lior Drummer of the band.

The artwork  was completed by Luciferium Designs. Fragile Reality was released on 22nd July 2016 independently. The album was produced, recorded and mixed at AG studio (TLV, Israel), by Alex and Vitally Zvulun.

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

LINE UP
Ido Asa - Vocals
Alon Gani - Bass
Tal Perets Singer - Guitars
Danny Mishkit - Guitars
Ariel Lior - Drums

Country of Origin: Israel
Location: Tel Aviv
Genre: Melodic Death Metal

Current Label: Unsigned/Independent
Booking: nothingliesbeyond@gmail.com

Released July 22, 2016

quarta-feira, 20 de julho de 2016

Nothgard - Shadow Play (Official Lyric Video)


The new Nothgard album THE SINNER'S SAKE will be released on 23 September. Now the band from Deggendorf released a new video for the song 'Shadowplay', which you first and see exclusive can you! The melodic death metallers have, thereby recording and mixing their new album, which is the successor to AGE OF PANDORA.

Shadow Play (Official Lyric Video)

Released July 20, 2016

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From the upcoming NOTHGARD album "The Sinner's Sake" - out: September 23rd, 2016

Produced by Motion Bakery

Props by Dan C. Maitland

terça-feira, 19 de julho de 2016

Fin'amor - Forbidding Mourning (Full-Length Album - 2015) - Bandcamp Stream


The name Fin'amor is derived from a 12th century literary theme focused on the existence and prevalence of "pure" or "true" love. Though inaccurately believed to translate to "End of Love", Fin'amor more ironically reads " Love until the End" Too often on earth and in music is the true value of existence lost because of our unwillingness to deviate from complacency. In an attempt to wrought beauty out of sorrow and invoke love in the place of hate.

Fin'amor was conceived in the Summer and formed in the Fall of 2008 by Julian, Nodar, Aleksey, and Benjamin. In the Winter of the following year George and Raphael joined the lineup. 

Shortly after we began performing live, we introduced a new drummer, Winston. After countless shows and some remedial attention, the band hit a breaking point and Winston, Aleksey, and Benjamin parted ways with Fin‘amor. Though the band seemed hopelessly wounded, Julian, Nodar, and Raphael tarried on, and with the grace of fate, Fin'amor was not yet extinguished. Soon after Slava joined on bass, Nodar took over keys, and Eugene joined on drums. With the musicians in place, Benjamin returned on Vocals.

With Julian and Raphael on guitars, Slava on Bass, Eugene on drums, Nodar on keyboards, and Benjamin on Vocals; Fin'amor exists to resurrect the beauty of pleasure and pain, amidst the stale desolation of apathy.

The band himself describes his music as an ambitious effort to manifest a sound inspired by the sorrow and down-tempo of doom, the atmosphere and orchestration of goth, the versatility of progressive, and the strength and resolution of death.

The band is setted to venture from the New York scene in the summer of 2015, beginning with the release of their debut full-length album. The album “Forbidding Mourning” explores themes of hope, despite a despairing existence, the paradoxical nature of love, and the desolation of apathy.

Formed In: 2008
Status: Active
Years Active: 2008-Present

LINE UP
Nodar Khutortsov - Keyboards
Julian Chuzhik - Guitars
Benjamin Meyerson - Vocals
Raphael Pinsker - Guitars
Slava Morozov - Bass
Eugene Bell - Drums

Country of Origin: United States
Location: Brooklyn, New York
Genre: Melodic Death/Doom Metal

Current Label: Unsigned/Independent
E-mail: finamorband@gmail.com
CEO: Raphael Pinsker - raphaelpinsker@gmail.com
Press Contact: freeman@freemanpromotions.com
Agent: Raphael Pinsker - raphaelpinsker@gmail.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/finamorband
Bandcamp: http://finamorband.bandcamp.com
Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/finamorband
Myspace: https://myspace.com/finamorband
Twitter: https://twitter.com/finamorband
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/finamorband
Youtube:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCy1zeu-8VjuGJPyabi9rdAA
Merch: http://finamorband.bandcamp.com/merch

Forbidding Mourning (Full-Length Album - 2015)

Released July 7, 2015

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The Devils of Loudun - Enduring Creation (EP - 2016) - Bandcamp Stream

BIOGRAPHY 
From Seattle, located in the heart of the rain drenched, frozen wastes of the Pacific Northwest, comes The Devils of Loudun. A six-man symphonic technical death metal outfit named from a tale of religious fanaticism and demonic possession in 17th century France. Formed in the Summer of 2009, the band quickly gained ground in the Washington State metal scene by destroying every possible show that was thrown at them. Drawing from influences which are spread across a wide musical spectrum, The Devils of Loudun's ever-evolving sound has been called a combination of Scandinavian melodic death metal, symphonic power metal and American death metal topped with hearty serving of classical and video game influenced melodies.

In 2015 the band finished up recording and releasing their first official EP titled “Entering Oblivion,” a 4 track release which garnered widespread critical acclaim and positive reviews. Danny Sanderson of Metal Temple said this about the release: “In less than twenty minutes, this band has managed to craft something that is not only more unique than what most underground Death Metal acts are peddling, but also significantly better. 9/10 rating.” In the Summer of 2015 The Devils of Loudun embarked on the “Entering Oblivion” West Coast Tour playing 9 shows across 4 states.

The band wasted no time after tour and in July of 2015 started recording their EP titled “Enduring Creation.” 5 songs long and clocking in at 27 minutes, this release is a darker, heavier, faster and more epic sequel to DOL’s well received 2015 release. Shortly after the official release of Enduring Creation on April 8th 2016 the band embarked on a 12 date tour across 8 states in the Western US to promote the release.

Praise for 'Enduring Creation' - 

"Enduring Creation has all you could ask for in a symphonic melodeath album – brutal riffs, harsh vocals, and searing melodies from the guitars and keys that offer a sense of atmosphere and serenity through the rage. 9/10" - Kyle McGinn (DeadRhetoric.com)

"Overall, the music that Devils Of Loudun make is rich, complex, atmospheric, and requires some concentration from the listener to fully comprehend it. 8/10" - Timur Sizov (TheCirclePit.com)

"At its most brilliant, Enduring Creation matches piano flair, shredding, and what sounds like video game backgrounds with a melange of melodic death and psychotic lapses into brutal and technical death. 7/9" -  Kaptain Carbon (HollywoodMetal.com)

" The Devils of Loudun .. take the melodic, technical and symphonic sides of the death metal genre and mixes them together to create a musical style of their own.. 8/10" - Variety of DeathZine 

"..it’s all pretty darn impressive. From opener “Cast the Stone” to 7 minute closer “Outcast of Existence”, the six piece fires on all cylinders with rarely any let down" - E. Thomas (TeethoftheDivine.com)

"I was hooked the instant I hit play. This is excellent melodeath with a lot of motion and a symphonic flair." - Spear (ToiletovHell.com)

"Featuring the same jaw-dropping technical precision as their 2015 release, Enduring Creation builds upon the impeccable musicianship of Entering Oblivion by adding layers of hauntingly atmospheric depth and a darker, more aggressive undertone to the lead and bass guitars that drive the album." - Jason Facer (MetalAteMyBaby.com)

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

LINE UP
Scott Hermanns - Guitar
Drew Tuel - Lead Guitar
LJ Cline - Bass
Billy Keller - Drums
Ben Velozo - Keyboards
Vance Bratcher - Vocals

Country of Origin: United States
Location: Seattle, Washington
Genre: Symphonic/Melodic Death Metal

Current Label: Unsigned/Independent
Email: thedevilsofloudun@gmail.com
Agent: Portia Imle - portiamaliaimle@gmail.com

Enduring Creation (EP - 2016)

Released April 8, 2016 

Recorded and Engineered in 2015 by Scott Hermanns on Vashon Island, WA. 
Drums and Bass recorded by Billy Keller at Studio Seven in Seattle, WA. 
Produced by The Devils of Loudun. 
Lyrics by Vance Bratcher. 
Mixed and Mastered by Nikolas Roy Quemtri at NRQ's Studio in Kharkiv, Ukraine
Artwork by Mark Cooper of Mindrape Art.