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quarta-feira, 27 de dezembro de 2017

Ocean of Grief - Eyes of Oblivion (official track)


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

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

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

On December 23rd, 2017 the band released the second single from their new album entitled "Eyes of Oblivion", brought to life by the amazing Haris Kountouris of the HK Visual Creations

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




Relased: December 23, 2017


Produced By Ocean Of Grief
Recorded/Mixed/Mastered by Filippos Koliopanos

Video by Haris Kountouris of HK Visual Creations.


© All Rights Reserved by Ocean of Grief

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

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

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

Current Label: Naturmacht Productions/Rain Without End Records
Booking/Press Contact: oceanofgrief@gmail.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/oceanofgriefgr
Twitter: https://twitter.com/OceanOfGrief_
Bandcamp: http://oceanofgrief.bandcamp.com
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChAWV2h_J0TMO-Q4aYt0IDg
Merch:https://shop.naturmacht.com/index.php?route=product%2Fsearch&search=Ocean%20of%20Grief

terça-feira, 26 de dezembro de 2017

A Constant Storm - Nexus (Acoustic Live)

Foto de A Constant Storm.
“Storm Alive” is A Constant Storm’s debut album and follow up to the 2014 EP “Storm Born”. This new work features lead vocals by Ricardo Pereira (Moonshade, Vimara) and was recorded and produced by Afonso Aguiar (Moonshade, Dark Oath, @ISFrame).

This video was recorded in first live appearance of the project A Constant Storm on July 23, 2017 included in the solidarity event organized by the Association of Homeless and Paulo D'Ávila Club.
It was a small acoustic showcase and took place at the Recreational and Cultural Center of Aparecida in Lousada.


A Constant Storm - Nexus (Acoustic Live)

Released: August 2nd, 2017

A Constant Storm Live at Lousada, Portugal (Acoustic Showcase) - July 23, 2017

Video: João Lobo (ISFrame)
Editing: João Lobo (ISFrame)


Storm Alive was released on May 6th, 2016 on ACS’ official bandcamp page (http://aconstantstorm.bandcamp.com) and is available for streaming and digital purchase on the same website.

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

LINE UP
Daniel Laureano (Stormbringer) – Electric and Acoustic Guitars, Bass, Keyboards, Backing Vocals
Additional Musicians:
Ricardo Pereira – Lead Vocals, Backing Vocals
Afonso Aguiar – Drum Programming

Country of Origin: Portugal
Location: Porto
Genre: Melodic Death/Black Metal

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

sábado, 23 de dezembro de 2017

Hitwood Announces New EP + New Single Released



Foto de Hitwood.



First Chapter of the new EP "Marea" that will be released track-by-track in the first half of 2018. Antonio Boccellari and Laurhell join forces to write a Melodic Death Metal track that doesn't follow the trends of the last years and will touch you with deep lyrics about an apocalyptic scenario predicted by the Hitwood dreams.

The EP will be released song-by-song, in a slowly way, as every one of the tracks will represent an important chapter of the concept, so really soon you could finally hear the first step towards apocalypse with the collaboration of the vocalist LaurHell.


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


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

LINE UP
Antonio Boccellari  (All instruments and Songwriting)

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

Current Label: Independent/Unsigned
Booking/Press Conntact: hitwoodband@gmail.com

Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/channel/UClnzKiTzMhCY_d9IaoqXMYQ

Apocalyptic Omen (feat. Laurhell)
Released December 21, 2017 

Antonio Boccellari (Guitars, Bass, Drums, Songwriting and Mixing) 
Laurhell (Growl/scream vocals, whispered vocals)

domingo, 17 de dezembro de 2017

Somnent - Sojourn (Full-Length Album - 2017) - Bandcamp Stream

BIOGRAPHY
Somnent is a solo melodic doom/death project by Giovanni A. Vigliotti in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Musical themes include personal struggle, death, nature, and the meaning of life and consciousness. While inspiration comes from an array of sources both musical and non-musical. The debut EP titled “Eventide” was mixed, mastered, and produced by Giovanni A. Vigliotti at Diagnostic Studios during the summer of 2015. Originally the album was released as a digital album on June 26, 2015 but after a positive response, was released on Russian label GS Productions in February 2016 as a limited edition digipack.

Sojourn, Somnent's first full-length release, is a concept album which revolves around a man's acceptance of death and his brief yet painful existence on Earth. And like nature itself, he has no choice but to accept the inevitable end. He comes to his own conclusion that life is nothing but a painful lie and death is the only truth that he must accept in order to find peace.

Sojourn was mixed, mastered, and produced by Giovanni A. Vigliotti at Diagnostic Studios between July 2016 to October 2017. 

Formed in: 2015
Status: Active
Years Active: 2015-Present

LINE UP
Giovanni A. Vigliotti - Everything

Country of Origin: United States
Location: Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Genre: Melodic Death/Doom Metal

Current Label: GS Productions

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/somnent
Bandcamp: https://somnent.bandcamp.com
Last fm: https://www.last.fm/music/Somnent
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCE-A5_TP9q-D85drEZwZ0yw
Merch: https://somnent.bandcamp.com/merch


Sojourn (Full-Length Album - 2017)
Released December 7, 2017 

Buy and listen the album at:
GS Productions Webstore: http://gsp-music.com/somnent/gsp189

sábado, 16 de dezembro de 2017

Requiem Laus - Hate & Despair (EP - 2017) - Bandcamp Stream

Foto de Requiem Laus.
After the EP "Last Winter" be released in February, the Requiem Laus will make their comeback in December 2017 with the new EP “Hate & Despair”, out 15 December. Once again the lyrics sung by Miguel Freitas are authored by the poet Jorge Ribeiro de Castro. 

"The goal, instead of releasing albums, is to be more regular in releasing EPs," says Ricardo Fernandes. The musician / designer also hopes to return to concerts in national and international territory.

“Hate & Despair” was produced at Blackart Studios under the supervision of Ricardo Fernandes himself and vocalist / guitarist Miguel Freitas. The mix was once again in charge of Jorg Uken who again appears as a guest drummer. The cover was designed by Blackart designs.

Even without releasing yet "Hate & Despair", the band is already preparing the release of their next EP, TBA.


Formed in: 1992
Status: Active
Years Active: 1992-1994(as Requiem), 1994-Present

LINE UP
Miguel - Vocals & Guitar 
Dani - Guitar 
Ricardo - Bass 
Pedro Pereira - Keyboards 
Marcelo Freitas - Drums

Country of Origin: Portugal
Location: Funchal, Madeira Island
Genre: Melodic Death/Black Metal

Current Label: 666 Productions
Booking/Press Contact: requiemlaus@hotmail.com


 Released December 15, 2017

Credits
All music by Requiem Laus. Recorded by Ricardo Fernandes & Miguel Freitas
at Blackart Studio, drums Recorded and Performed by Jörg Uken.
Mix and master by Jörg Uken at Soundlodge Studio in Germany.

Lyrics by: Jorge Ribeiro de Castro

Artwork by : Blackart.designs
facebook.com/designsblackart

terça-feira, 12 de dezembro de 2017

Ocean of Grief - In Bleakness (Official Video)

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

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

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

On December 8th, 2017 the band released the first song from their new album entitled "In Bleakness", brought to life by the amazing Haris Kountouris of the HK Visual Creations


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




Relased: December 8th, 2017


Produced By Ocean Of Grief
Recorded/Mixed/Mastered by Filippos Koliopanos

Video by Haris Kountouris of HK Visual Creations.


© All Rights Reserved by Ocean of Grief

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

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

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

Current Label: Naturmacht Productions/Rain Without End Records
Booking/Press Contact: oceanofgrief@gmail.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/oceanofgriefgr
Twitter: https://twitter.com/OceanOfGrief_
Bandcamp: http://oceanofgrief.bandcamp.com
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChAWV2h_J0TMO-Q4aYt0IDg
Merch: https://shop.naturmacht.com/index.php?route=product%2Fsearch&search=Ocean%20of%20Grief

Mistralth - My Grief (Full-Length Album - 2017) - Youtube Stream


After a substantial gap of 16 years, Finland's Mistralth return with their second album, the follow up to 2001's independently released 'Diary of Despair'. Having enjoyed a lengthy hiatus, the group reformed with a new line-up and began demoing new tracks in 2015. And so, in September 2017 Mistralth's sophomore effort was finally unleashed. Fortunately, it's apparent very quickly that this second coming has produced an outstanding new album.

Mistralth is 1998 formed Dark Metal band from Finland. This is the second album from the band following “Diary of Despair” released in 2001. The sound and style is described as simple, rough, Old School style dark metal. Sometimes melodic, atmospheric and almost optimistic, at other times more misanthropic sounding.

The recordings took place between the spring of 2016 and summer 2017. An album by the name "My Grief" that includes 7 songs was born. A lyric video of the opening track "No Tomorrow" has been released the beginning of September 2017. The full album will be released by the end of September 2017.

Formed In: 1998
Status: Active
Years Active: 1998-2003, 2013-present

LINE UP
R.K. (Napoleon Skullfuk, Inverted Virtue) - Vocals, Lyrics 
Daniel N. (Clouds, Shape of Despair, Eye of Solitude) - Drums, Vocals 
Juha S. - Songs, Lyrics 

Country of Origin: Finland
Location: N/A
Genre: Gothic/Doom/Death Metal

Current Label: GS Productions


My Grief (Full-Length Album - 2017)
Released September 29, 2017 

Track listing below:

0:00 No Tomorrow
5:27 Feel, Nothing
10:20 I Survive
15:39 Existence
21:37 Coming Full Circle
26:53 Left Behind
32:42 Chains of Bastille

Lisen and Buy the album at:

Bereft of Light - Hoinar (Full-Length Album - 2017) - Bandcamp Stream


Cascadian Black Metal project Bereft of Light by Romanian musician Daniel Neagoe, known from his work in bands like Shape of Despair, Eye of Solitude, Unfathomable Ruination or Clouds.

Here’s what Daniel had to say on this new project: “Bereft of Light is a symbol for introspection, a chapter in the solitude we all long for, a thousand thoughts that break the barrier of mind and a calm before the storm of feelings.

Hoinar, Romanian word for “wanderer” is a statement of solitude and introspection, a simple but ample opportunity to escape in one self’s own world where anything and everything can shape up and be coloured in all possible tints.

A soul’s journey up the ladder of life, past, present and future. A dive into the unknown of one’s mind and an open door in the mirror of eternity.” - Daniel Neagoe 

Formed In: 2017
Status: Active
Years Active: 2017-Present

LINE UP
Daniel Neagoe - Everything

Country of Origin: Romania
Location: N/A
Genre: Atmospheric Black Metal

Current Label: Loud Rage Music

Hoinar (Full-Length Album - 2017)

Listen and Buy the album: 
Physical version (jewel-case CD): http://shop.loudragemusic.com/bereft-of-light-hoinar

Marja Mattlar & Anton Belov - Kohti (EP - 2017) - Bandcamp Stream


Legendary Finnish folk singer-songwriter and poet best known for writing the songs "Lintu" and "Kehtolaulu" covered by Finnish metal band Timo Rautiainen & Trio Niskalaukaus. Since her 1993 debut, Pariisi–Vuorenkylä, she has created works that are direct, uncompromising and widely regarded as classics. The poetic lyrics and strong atmosphere of her music have secured her a place among the great folk artists of our time. Recent works include collaborations with the Finnish folk group Tenhi.

In February 2016 a southeastern musical wind started to blow towards Vuorenkylä (the village where Marja lives). Anton Belov, who makes Finnish-language music in Kiev, Ukraine, and performs it with his band Kauan, contacted Marja. He asked if Marja would be interested in writing lyrics to Kauan's new album. Marja decided to accept this surprising challenge. Anton's compositions and Marja's lyrics were published as Kaiho in September 2017.

When Marja had finished the lyrics for the album Kaiho, she asked Anton Belov to arrange four new songs that she had written. Anton had never before arranged music made by others but took the challenge. These songs written by Marja and arranged by Anton were published 1st of December 2017 as an EP titled Kohti ('towards').

Marja Mattlar was the one whose poetry always made chills on my skin. By simplicity and beauty of every word in every sentence, Marja leads you through her story.

I first discovered Marja’s tracks years ago when living in Lahti. The city library had many of her CDs. Marja’s pronunciation of the Finnish language is impeccable, and I loved her simple-but-deep lyrics. For every album I write, there is always a stage when the music is nearly finished but there are no lyrics yet. It occurred to me that I could get one of Marja’s poems from her website and just use it temporarily. After doing so, it was clear that it fit the track so perfectly that I decided to write her asking if we can keep it on the album. Marja answered and said that she was familiar with the band and that one of her sons listens to KAUAN. This is how we started. Working with her was a great experience. She’s actually never written lyrics for anyone else. So this is an experiment, but I feel like it’s a 100% successful experiment. 

I heard her previous work with Tenhi (album Polku) and was impressed by her musical personality. When i recorded promo version of Kaiho, i used her poem as placeholder lyrics, and every word fit the melody so well that i asked her to write lyrics for the whole album. Happily she agreed. She is an outstanding Finnish poet and it's a great honor to work with her.

Oh yes, 1st of December, my (as Anton Belov) first collaboration with Marja Mattlar, Kohti, was released under our very own label, kauanmusic. It's my first release as composer and arranger for Marja's tracks. –Anton Belov

Formed in: 2017
Status: Active
Years Active: 2017-Presemt

LINE UP
Anton Belov - Composition, Arrangements
Marja Mattlar - Lyrics, Vocals


Country of Origin: Russia
Location: Kyiv, Ukraine
Genre: Experimental Folk

Current Label: Kauan Music
Press Contact: kauan.info@gmail.com
Booking: info@eld-events.eu
MANAGEMENT: Johnny Pleasant//management@kauanmusic.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kauanmusic
Last FM: http://www.last.fm/music/kauan
Miskeri: http://www.mikseri.net/artists/?id=56273
Soundloud: https://soundcloud.com/kauan
Instagram: http://instagram.com/kauanmusic
Twitter: https://twitter.com/kauanmusic
VK: http://vk.com/kauan
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-6zi7XGNExv8xjZz0tKH-g
Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/2QgzO1Z5XYu9zj3nOYsXUa
Merch: https://marjamattlarantonbelov.bandcamp.com/merch

 Kohti (EP - 2017)
Released December 1, 2017

Listen and buy the album at:


Kauan - Kaiho (Full-Length Album - 2017) - Bandcamp Stream


Kaiho is KAUAN’s eighth album following 2015’s lauded Sorni Nai, and focuses on childhood and the transition to adulthood, when the death of a loved one shatters halcyon beginnings and makes clear the stark reckoning that awaits in the end. 

"This is a new circle in KAUAN’s life. We’ve been slowly walking through the genres of music, and now I feel we are coming to a destination. To me, it sounds like a very mature and comprehensive sequel to our 2009 album Aava tuulen maa. And yeah, it will have a totally different sound because we've taken on a new approach and recorded with very old-school methods (most of the sounds were sculpted before tracking and there was almost no digital processing)." -Anton

Lyrics for Kaiho were written by the great Finnish folk singer Marja Mattlar, and as always with KAUAN, they are sung in Finnish, a language that in its eliding vowels creates soothing ethereal tones understood by few but deeply felt by all.

KAUAN was founded in 2005 by Anton Belov. KAUAN’s music evokes feelings of languor and nostalgia, drawing upon viola, choirs, slow and melancholic piano melodies, ambient vibes and a neoclassic approach.   


KAUAN have always created moments of quiet introspection, even amidst the thundering riffs and caustic screams that largely defined the contours of the band’s earliest output. But on Kaiho, as KAUAN step out of their past, songwriter and founding member Anton Belov explores the transition from idyllic childhood to the care-laden weight of adulthood, fondly and tenderly bringing the faded memories of days long gone to life. KAUAN are from Russia, sing in Finnish, and are based in Ukraine, but their music is universally stirring.

Formed in: 2005
Status: Active
Years Active: 2005-Presemt

LINE UP
Anton Belov - Guitars, Vocals, Keyboards, Programming
Alex Vynogradoff - Bass, Vocals (backing)
Anton Skrynnik - Drums
Alina Belova - Keyboards, Vocals (backing)
Anatoly Gavrilov - Viola

Country of Origin: Russia
Location: Kyiv, Ukraine
Genre: Atmospheric Doom Metal|Post-Rock

Current Label: Blood Music
Press Contact: kauan.info@gmail.com
Booking: info@eld-events.eu
MANAGEMENT: Johnny Pleasant//management@kauanmusic.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kauanmusic
Last FM: http://www.last.fm/music/kauan
Miskeri: http://www.mikseri.net/artists/?id=56273
Soundloud: https://soundcloud.com/kauan
Instagram: http://instagram.com/kauanmusic
Twitter: https://twitter.com/kauanmusic
VK: http://vk.com/kauan
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-6zi7XGNExv8xjZz0tKH-g
Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/2QgzO1Z5XYu9zj3nOYsXUa
Merch: https://kauan.bandcamp.com/merch

Kaiho (Full-Length Album - 2017)
Released September 22, 2017

Listen and Buy the album at:

Aeternam - Ruins of Empires (Full-Length Album - 2017) - Bandcamp Stream


























Formed in 2007 in Quebec City by Antoine Guertin and Achraf Loudiy, Aeternam has been preparing to unleash their own brand of epic death metal upon the world. Combining classic death metal song writing with epic melodic soloing and middle-eastern influences, Aeternam fine-tuned its craft and made it into a perfect blend of brutality and melody.  The sheer amount of talent and creativity inherent in Aeternam is refreshing and fans of metal everywhere took notice once the band’s debut studio album "Disciples of the Unseen" was unleashed upon the masses in 2010.  The album, produced by JeF Fortin, contains 10 tracks of pure intensity, crushing riffs, pounding bass lines and brutal growls paving the way for epic solos, acoustic melodies, ambient keyboards and large vocal harmonies.  Fans of Behemoth, Iced Earth and Melechesh will most certainly find something about this band to enjoy.

Canada’s Aeternam joined the Metal Blade roster in May 2009 and continued locking down shows in the great white north, including dates with Behemoth in Montreal, at the Trois-Rivières Metal Fest alongside Suffocation, Unexpect and Quo Vadis, just to name a few.

In October 2012, the group moved to another level by releasing its second album entitled "Moongod" and confirmed its particular sound signature.  The collaboration with Jef Fortin was a success for their debut album, therefore they decided to continue working with him. "Moongod" is a continuation of "Disciples of the Unseen" having developed in maturity and sound as well as having grown into a new context: “Symphonic Ethnic Metal”.  Clean production, epic orchestrations, lyrics that surely will give your brain a workout, memorable song writing, top-notch musical execution are all the characteristics that coalesce into the great experience that is "Moongod". A boatload of fun and headbanging is guaranteed!

The band parted ways with Metal Blade Records and joined Galy Records roster in 2012, supporting bands such as Overkill, GammaRay, Ex Deo, Krisiun, Septic Flesh, Melechesh, and many more.

In 2016, after taking a writing break of two years, the band announced that they were making a concept album entitled "Ruins of Empires", depicting tales of nine rulers of the ancient times. Each song will take you to the past, in a musical and lyrical way, to experience the colorful atmosphere of a glorious figure. 

Produced by Jef Fortin for the third time, Aeternam wants to stick to its winning formula, while experimenting different cultural sonorities.

The band released its first official video for the song Damascus Gate in January 2017, bringing a powerful visual dimension to their sound.

Equipped with a new guitarist in Eclipse Prophecy’s Maxime Legault, their latest once more dives deep into ancient civilizations and musically has some of the best material the Quebecois have penned to date. Taking melodic death metal as their foundation, the inclusion of mostly Middle Eastern and some Asian influences is what gives their music that special flair that makes them stand out, together with a remarkable knack for amazing dynamics and great flow.

From their begining in 2007 in Quebec city, Aeternam has been known for their unique and authentic sound, combining extreme and epic riffs with middle-eastern melodic influences, making a perfect blend of harmony and brutality.

It is an absolute mystery how this band can not be under contract, because not only is the musical side outstanding, but the production is clear and powerful, the cover artwork great and they simply do not just sound like yet another band in the jungle. Easily a contender for a high spot in year-end lists and hopefully also a worthy contract, Ruins of Empires is another gemstone in Quebec’s star-studded metal crown!

"Ruins of Empires" was released on February 10th, 2017. The band hopes to broaden its dominance and conquer the world by touring in support of the new album.

Achievements​
Successful Indiegogo crowdfunding - 174% over the fixed target - 5226$ raised
People's choice winners - Road to Heavy MTL 2014
Opening act for Krisiun, Septic Flesh, Melechesh, Ex Deo, Kataklysm - October 13th, 2012 - Trois-Rivières Metal Fest
Opening Act for Overkill - July 13th, 2012 - L'impérial de Québec
Opening Act for Gamma ray - January 30th, 2011- L'impérial de Québec
Opening act for Suffocation, Quo Vadis - November 13th, 2009 - Trois-Rivières Metal Fest
Opening Act for Behemoth - June 29th, 2009 - Le Medley Montréal

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

LINE UP 
Achraf Loudiy - Vocals, Guitars 
Maxime Boucher - Bass, Vocals
Maxime Legault - Guitars, Vocals (backing)
Antoine Guertin - Drums, Percussion, Vocals, Samples

Country of Origin: Canada
Location: Québec, Quebec
Genre: Symphonic/Folk/Death Metal

Current Label: Unsigned/Independent
Booking Agent: aeternamband@gmail.com

Booking Worldwide - THE FLAMING ARTS AGENCY//info@theflamingarts.eu

Official Website: http://www.aeternamband.com

Ruins of Empires (Full-Length Album - 2017)
Released February 10, 2017

Recorded by : JeF Fortin
Album Artwork : Pascal Laquerre
All Music and Lyrics : Aeternam 

Listen and Buy the album at:

sexta-feira, 8 de dezembro de 2017

Requiem Laus Announes New EP + New Single Released


Foto de Requiem Laus.
After the EP "Last Winter" be released in February, the Requiem Laus will make their comeback in December 2017 with the new EP “Hate & Despair”, out 15 December. Once again the lyrics sung by Miguel Freitas are authored by the poet Jorge Ribeiro de Castro. 

"The goal, instead of releasing albums, is to be more regular in releasing EPs," says Ricardo Fernandes. The musician / designer also hopes to return to concerts in national and international territory.

“Hate & Despair” was produced at Blackart Studios under the supervision of Ricardo Fernandes himself and vocalist / guitarist Miguel Freitas. The mix was once again in charge of Jorg Uken who again appears as a guest drummer. The cover was designed by Blackart designs.

Even without releasing yet "Hate and Despair", the band is already preparing the release of their next EP, TBA.
 Released: November 16th, 2017

Formed in: 1992
Status: Active
Years Active: 1992-1994(as Requiem), 1994-Present

LINE UP
Miguel - Vocals & Guitar 
Dani - Guitar 
Ricardo - Bass 
Pedro Pereira - Keyboards 
Marcelo Freitas - Drums

Country of Origin: Portugal
Location: Funchal, Madeira Island
Genre: Melodic Death/Black Metal

Current Label: 666 Productions
Booking/Press Contact: requiemlaus@hotmail.com

Plaguestorm - Fire Within Ft. Björn Strid (Single - 2017) - Bandcamp Stream

Foto de Plaguestorm.
BIOGRAPHY
Plaguestorm  is a very intense and powerful melodic one man band created by Sebastián Pastor. He is the songwriter and lyrics writer of all songs. Heo had a step Death metal band called Infirmor, which played bass.

After an succesful debut release, the EP "Everithing's Gone Wrong" in 2015 counted with the special participation in the voices of Björn Strid (Soilwork / The Night Flight Orchestra) on one of the themes and session musicians as Diego Martinez (guitar) and Ryan Strain (Voices). Plaguestorm is back, once again teaming up with Björn Strid (Soilwork / The Night Flight Orchestra), and new collaborations by Pablo Román (Pre-Solo and Solo Guitar), Sebastian Nuñez Szymanski (Keyboard and Orchestration) for the release of the band's new single called "Fire Within" extracted from their upcoming EP, more details will be revealed soon.


Awards
- "Everything's gone wrong" Nominated for best nacional album of 2015.

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

LINE UP
Sebastián Pastor (Songwriter/lyric writer - All Instruments & Programing)

Guest Musician
Bjorn Strid (Vocals in "Synthetic Life)
Diego Martinez (All Electric Guitars)
Ryan Strain (Vocals in the rest of the songs)

Coutry of Origin: Argentina
Location: Bahía Blanca
Genre: Melodic Death Metal 

Current Label: Unsigned/Independent
Booking/Press Contact: plaguestorm.ar@outlook.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/plaguestormarg
Bandcamp: http://plaguestorm1.bandcamp.com
Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/plaguestorm_arg
Youtube: www.youtube.com/channel/UCMSzBhANAPQbLQCUQO3nrBg

Fire Within Ft. Björn Strid (Single - 2017)
Released November 30, 2017 

Credits

Björn "Speed" Strid (Vocals) 
Pablo Román (Guitar Solo & Pre-Solo) 
Sebastián Nuñez Szymanski (Orchestral Arrangements/Piano) 
Sebastián Pastor (Guitars/Bass/Drum Programming) 

Music & Lyrics by Sebastián Pastor 

Mixed and Mastered by Pablo Roman at IKU SOUND Studio.

domingo, 3 de dezembro de 2017

Monolithe - Coil Shaped Volutions (Official Music Video 2017)


Among the contemporary Doom Metal bands who have risen in the international scene during the last decade, French-based MONOLITHE, whose musical journeys opened up new horizons for the genre, stood out from the mass since its early days.

MONOLITHE’s music needs to be lived more than listened to. Its atmosphere is grandiose and epic. The entire discography is a musical saga that mixes heaviness, mysticism and complex structures tinged with hints of progressive flair. The listener is invited into a world of beauty, horror and nothingness.

MONOLITHE 's music can be qualified as Dark Doom Metal : a Doom/Death basis on which we add other influences, from Extreme Metal to Progressive, passing through the adventurism and psychedelia of the 70's. The music is mostly loud and powerful, rich in riffs and atmosphere, very immersive and spatial. It evolves with each albums, MONOLITHE does not want to stagnate, neither to stick to the over-exploited codes of the gender. The band, which exist since 2001, released 6 albums, 2 EPs and a Best-Of. They have, at first, been known for their sets of albums composed of only one long track, starting with "The Great Clockmaker" saga ("Monolithe I - II - III - IV") and then followed by the duology "Epsilon Aurigae" and "Zeta Reticuli".

7 musicians gathered to record the 7-minutes songs to feature on MONOLITHE’s upcoming 7th opus - NEBULA SEPTEM.

On the album, the tonality of each song is one of the 7th notes of the western scale.
The first letter of the songs’ titles is one of the 7th first letters of the alphabet ; It is also the tonality of each song - from A to G.

Song lyrics develop science-fiction stories mainly focused on extra-terrestrial life. The music - while reminiscent of the band’s usual touch, is a new step ahead in the band’s career, with new influences and a rejuvenating approach.

Released: November 20th, 2017


LP, CD & Merch preorders will be available on December 1st 2017. Be ready!


Tracklist:
1. Anechoic Aberration
2. Burst In The Event Horizon
3. Coil Shaped Volutions
4. Delta Scuti
5. Engineering The Rip
6. Fathom The Deep
7. Gravity Flood

NEBULA SEPTEM is set for release on January 26th 2018 on Les Acteurs de l'ombre Productions. LP, CD & Merch preorders will be available on December 1st 2017. Be ready!


Formed In: 2001
Status: Active
Years Active: 2001-Present

LINE UP
Sébastien Pierre - Vocals
Rémi Brochard - Guitar
Sylvain Bégot - Guitar
Benoît Blin - Guitar
Olivier Defives - Bass
Matthieu Marchand - Keyboards
Thibault Faucher - Drums

Country of Origin: France
Location: Paris, Île-de-France
Genre: Funeral Doom Metal

Current Label: Les Acteurs de l'Ombre Productions
Press Contact:
Prescillia / MONOLITHE : prescillia.bourguignon@gmail.com

Booking agent:

sexta-feira, 24 de novembro de 2017

Aetherian - The Untamed Wilderness (Full-Length Album - 2017) - Bandcamp Stream


Aetherian are a melodic death project-band from Athens, Greece, formed in autumn, 2013.They take influence from great acts of the genre, to create their own dark and melodic metal. On 2013 two singles were released and on 2015 the EP "Tales of our Times". On April 2016 a new single went out together with a avideo clip and it went by the name "The Rain". On November 24th, 2017 the first full length album "The Untamed Wilderness" was released.

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

LINE UP
Panos Leakos – Vocals, Bass
Angelos Maniatakos – Guitars
Giorgos Evgeniadis – Guitars
Nikos Parotidis – Drums

Country of origin: Greece
Location: Athens, Attica
Genre: Melodic Death Metal

Current Label: Lifeforce Records 
Booking/Press Contact: aetherianband@hotmail.com

Bandcamp: https://aetherianband.bandcamp.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Aetherianband
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfZdNothQoEu9B5nmYNPZtw

The Untamed Wilderness (Full-Length Album - 2017)
Released November 24, 2017

You can stream/buy it through the following links:

quinta-feira, 23 de novembro de 2017

GOD II - Jesus Christ - The Origin, The Life, Death & Resurrection Of Jesus Christ - (Full-Length Album - 2017) - 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 returns this October 9 thru December 25, 2017 with GOD II – the follow up to 2016’s challenging debut instrumental multi-layered progressive metal album GOD I. 

With the help of some incredibly talented music editors, writers, reviewers, sites and publications ” GOD I” the debut instrumental progressive metal album from GOD released with hundreds of downloads, over 115,000 streams, 75+ Mainstream & Listener Reviews , international press coverage from publications such as Decibel Magazine, Bloodrock Media, Metal At The Gates, Djent Mag, The Rockpit, Headbanger Reviews as well as an avid GOD fanbase growing beyond 45,000 social media followers & listeners.

GOD challenges listeners to consider their life & death through the power of music and through the concept of “Inception”. Each track utilizes the concept of “Inception” by releasing with a coinciding video to ask listeners & viewers questions regarding the song title rather than force ideas, opinions or beliefs onto them.

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.

“The reason for remaining anonymous is to be humble and realize whose name this project is named after. In reverence and respect to who and what GOD is to me. As an individual who felt, lead to create this it has been a spiritual battle to humble myself and realize that the music is not really mine at all. It was there before I existed.” - Commented the band.

Chronicles 5:13

13 The trumpeters and musicians joined in unison to give praise and thanks to the LORD. Accompanied by trumpets, cymbals and other instruments, the singers raised their voices in praise to the LORD and sang: “He is good, his love endures forever.”

GOD II – Jesus Christ – The Origin, The Life, Death & Resurrection Of Jesus Christ.

“I am” begins memorizing the audience with the introduction of a gentle harmony of the guitar quickly changing course with a brutal guitar riff and the penetrating rhythm of the double bass drums, establishing authority. Obey follows by intensifying the continuous rhythms of the guitar. Worship enters with the pounding of the bass guitar and the whining sound of the guitars. Temptation lures you in with the angelic sounds of short guitar riffs. Transfiguration comes in with  commanding sound of both the drums and bass guitar. Holy gives a sense of comfort with the soft harmony of the guitar still emphasizing the power of the drums. Prayer a melody of harmonics, carrying you into Trust amplifying the distortion of the guitars. Forsaken becomes brutal with the pounding of the drums and sorrow of the the guitar. Crucified pleads with the melodic harmony of the guitar. Death comes with the heavy pumping of the bass and screeching  fear of the guitar riffs. Finally, Forgiveness ends with the harmonic sounds of the guitar leaving your skin with frisson.


Genre:  Multi-Layered Progressive Metal



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

GOD II – Jesus Christ – The Origin, The Life, Death & Resurrection Of Jesus Christ  (Full-Length Album - 2017)


Released October 9, 2017

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