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terça-feira, 28 de fevereiro de 2017

Scuorn - Parthenope (Full-Length Album - 2017) - 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). After signing in middle 2016 a two-albums deal with Dusktone, in Ferbruary 2017 SCOURN (which means "shame" in Neapolitan language) released the much-anticipated debut album “Parthenope”, recorded mixed and mastered at the world-acclaimed 16th Cellar Studio in Rome in 2016 by the producer 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.

Riccardo Studer commented the orchestral bonus CD version : " “The orchestral scoring for this album was a long and intense process, but extremely rewarding. Giulian and I worked out how the music should sound to create the right atmospheres and setting according to Parthenope’s concept and lyrics. The result was a truly massive and majestic orchestral texture, with full instrumental ensemble and the addition of the parthenopean traditional folk instruments, the band’s unique trademark. It was a really exciting challenge, brace yourselves …” 

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. 

All the emotional charge of such profound culture finds full expression in this SCUORN' debut album and track after track will lead you on an epic journey through dreams, successes, struggles and failures of mankind. 


Deities that rise above the evil to be as bad to be reason for living, explosion of the volcano as a desire for purification, terrible visions with Father Virgil and Mago as painted veil from its shroud issues the will of hades: all of you have to die and you have to listen to the resurrection through the flames of the sacred "O Vesuvio". Burn and live forever.

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.

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

Parthenope (Full-Length Album - 2017)

Released February 25, 2017 

Recording : 16th Cellar Studio - Roma 
Artwork : Mayhem Project Design - Ru

Buy The Album At: 

sexta-feira, 24 de fevereiro de 2017

Order to Ruin - Lunar Asylum (Full-Length Album - 2017) - Bandcamp Stream


Time goes by and Germany’s underground warriors ORDER TO RUIN once again have locked themselves in the cellar of mastermind Denis to create a new album only some months after “Where Future Shadows Unfold”. The outcome is called “Lunar Asylum” and is album number six in their short band history (plus 2 EPs). 

What I really like a lot is the fact, that they slightly change their style on every album but mostly in unexpected areas. This time the band changed their guitar sound a bit and the rhythm guitar has a slight HM2 painting now which brings more heaviness into the band’s sound. Together with Mike's rough vocals, more grunted than screamed, the band has a new rough fundament which sounds very well und fits good to the band's main sound which still is the Gothenburg styled melodic Death Metal. The best comparison which comes to my mind is the one and only full-length of THE EVERDAWN called "Poems - Burn The Past". Tracks like ‘Planet Zero’ or ‘Dreamdemon’ really blow the mind of the listener still longing for this style. ‘Predators From Gaia’ or ‘Arcane Walker’ still show that ORDER TO RUIN is still full of ideas and creativity and that their history still has not come to an end. 

Production and mixing again is very well-done for a self-released and self-financed release. The CD version, which is limited to 65 copies only in digipak format, comes up with a cool and well-fitting cover artwork and is already sold-out, but the tracks still can be downloaded from their bandcamp site. Fans of the mentioned style can purchase this release blind and should support the guys. More info at the band's social network pages. Source: (http://www.voicesfromthedarkside.de/Albums-EPs-Demos/O/ORDER-TO-RUIN--10880.html).

Media Praise

"A case of striking while the iron is still hot, Lunar Asylum has plenty to offer the melodic death fan. The fusion of death metal aggression gives it some breathing room among peers, and an added energy source that is capable of giving the band a bigger following. Quality releases in this short a time span doesn’t happen often, so take this one for all its worth." - Dead Rhetoric (Rating 8/10).

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

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

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

Current Label: Unsigned/Independent
Booking/ Press Contact: hellworks@web.de

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/OrderToRuin
Bandcamp: https://order-to-ruin.bandcamp.com
Reverbnation: http://www.reverbnation.com/ordertoruin
Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/order-to-ruin

Lunar Asylum (Full-Length Album - 2017)

Released February 1, 2017 

Additional Guests: 
Waik Schöner - Solo/Lead Guitars 
Nick Luzzi - Accoustic Guitar 

Mixed and Mastered by Mike Seidel 
Artwork by Manfish.inc 

Nyktophobia - Fallen Empire (Full-Length Album - 2017) - Bandcamp Stream


Nyktophobia is an German Old School Melodic Death Metal trio founded in early 2015 by Michael Tybußekwill (ex-Chronicle of Tyrants, ex-Agamendon, ex-In Cold Eternity, ex-Mor Dagor, ex-December Flower, ex-Ice, ex-Obsidian), Tomasz (frontman, Dawn of Disease, owner, Apostasy Records) and Christian (Dawn of Disease) joined Nyktophobia later in 2015.

They self-release their debut album, "Fallen Empire" on January 27, 2017. The cover artwork courtesy of Indonesian artist, Bahrull Marta of Abomination Imagery. "Fallen Empire" is dedicated to all fans of old school melodic death metal and an independent release - strictly limited to only 500 copies worldwide. You can pre-order the album here: https://nyktophobia.bandcamp.com.

Media Praise

"A strong newcomer in the old school worshipping scene that is bound to make a presence as some rightful buzz builds around them." - Dead Rhetoric (Rating: 8/10).

"From the opening riff of “Genesis” to the closing drum beat of “Codex Gigas,” Fallen Empire had the hairs on my neck standing on end, and chills running up my spine. The juxtaposition of the cold, frostbitten production with the warm melodies and riff work scattered throughout Fallen Empire gives the record an interesting and wholly enjoyable sound." - Metalwani (Rating: 9.5/10).

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

LINE UP
Michael Tybussek - Bass, Guitars
Christian Timmer - Drums
Tomasz Wisniewski - Vocals

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

Current Label: Delicious Bowels Agency
Booking/Press Contact: nyktophobia@online.de

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nyktophobia
Bandcamp: http://nyktophobia.bandcamp.com
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1RUlPqei4D3cuwYWOsLhzQ

Fallen Empire (Full-Length Album - 2017)

Released January 27, 2017

Cover Artwork by Bahrull Marta of Abomination Imagery

Buy The Album At: 

terça-feira, 21 de fevereiro de 2017

Ephemerald - I Bear Fire (OFFICIAL LYRIC VIDEO)

Foto de Ephemerald.

EPHEMERALD was formed in 2016 by Joni Snoro (ex-Frosttide), Lauri Myllylä (ex-Frosttide), Vesa Salovaara (Vorna) and Juho Suomi (Apocryfal & Prayed and Betrayed) in order to create epic yet furious and straightforward metal music coming straight from the hearts of its creators.

The members have years of experience in the music business and have been touring and working amongst the finest. Now, with joined forces and multiple new collaborators, the band is soon ready to take the world by storm – this is a journey you don’t want to miss!

Their music can be described as straightforward, fast-paced, epic and melodic metal music accompanied by huge orchestrations and both clean and harsh vocals.

The band first started as Joni Snoro’s side project alongside his main band Frosttide. By July 2016 Joni had a few compositions in his pockets and he decided to ask Vesa Salovaara, the vocalist of Vorna, if he would be interested in doing vocals on them. The two of them had met and become friends during the collective gigs of Frosttide and Vorna over the years and Vesa said yes to the proposition without hesitation. Juho Suomi – a close friend of Joni and Lauri as well as an established drummer – had also offered his help with the drum recordings if necessary.

The situation changed quite radically in October 2016 when Joni and Lauri Myllylä (the ex-bassist of Frosttide) ended up leaving Frosttide due to insolvable personal differences within the band. As a result, Lauri joined the project as a bass player. Thus, a side project had suddenly become an ambitious, full-grown and fully functioning band, which was soon to be named EPHEMERALD.

Even though the band itself is new and fresh, the members have years of experience in the music business and have been touring and working amongst the finest. With joined forces and multiple new collaborators, the band was able to proceed very fast and entered SHED Studios (owned by their friend Juhamatti Kauppinen of Enthrone the Unborn etc.) as soon as December 2016 to record their first single – “I Bear Fire”

Ephemerald's debut single "I Bear Fire" was released February 10, 2017 via ROCKSHOTS Music! The single gives you the first impression of what this band is about – epic yet furious and straightforward metal music coming straight from the hearts of its creators!

Sit back, turn up the volume, have a listen and spread the word all over the world!

Ephemerald - I Bear Fire (OFFICIAL LYRIC VIDEO)

Released February 10, 2017

Recording & mixing - Juhamatti Kauppinen / SHED Studios
Mastering - Mika Jussila / Finnvox Studios
Artwork - Gema Usero / Lightmoon_ART
Original photo - Sallis Lindqvist Photography
Logo - Genoicide Artwork
Lyric video - Kimmo Kankainen

Music - Joni Snoro / Lyrics - Vesa Salovaara
Arrangements - Ephemerald & Arttu Vauhkonen
Guest Musician:
Arttu Vauhkonen - Keyboards & Orchestrations


Formed In: 2016
Status: Active
Years Active: 2016-Present

LINE UP
Vesa Salovaara - Vocals
Joni Snoro - Guitars
Lauri Myllylä - Bass
Juho Suomi - Drums

Country of Origin: Finfland
Location: Jyväskylä / Vihti
Genre: Symphonic Melodic Death Metal 

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

Requiem Laus - Last Winter (EP - 2017) - Bandcamp Stream


After the EP "A Higher Claim" be released in July of last year, the Requiem Laus will make their comeback in February 2017 with the new EP "Last Winter". 

"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.

"Last Winter" 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.

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 February 13, 2017 

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 

CD Artwork by : Blackart.designs 

Thread of Omen - Vindicta (Full-Length Album - 2017) - Bandcamp Stream


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. 

Thread Of Omen delivered it’s follow-up full length with Vindicta, officially launched on hard copy on Friday 17 February, and then digitally on Saturday 18th.

In a previous statement, frontman Victor told to Metal4Africa a little about what could be expected from the current release:

“In a nutshell, we want to bring a more positive message regarding existential and philosophical codes of moral ethos, along with inspirational messages of individualism and revolt against the degrading establishments of control. Album number two would be best described as ‘the next step in evolution’ for Thread of Omen.” ~ Victor van den Heever (vocals, Thread Of Omen)


The band is scheduled to tour to Eastern Europe in August this year, focused largely on the Wrath Inc stronghold of Romania with a key appearance at Rockstadt Extreme Fest alongside some of our favourite and most inspirational acts Opeth, Carcass, Napalm Death, Nile, Alestorm, Annihilator and many more! Last year, the festical saw fellow Cape Town metal band Mind Assault make a similar appearance.

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

Vindicta (Full-Length Album - 2017)

Released February 17, 2017 

All music by Thread of Omen 
Recorded, mixed and mastered by Neil Bezuidenhout and Stephen du Plessis 
Art by Victor van den Heever

Buy The Album:

sábado, 18 de fevereiro de 2017

The Gleam Of Last Light - Into the Ever Nothingness (EP - 2017) - Bandcamp Stream

Foto de The Gleam Of Last Light.

The Gleam Of Last Light is back with the release of 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). 

The first and only Single "In Nothingness is Everything" was released on December 20. The EP has 4 tracks, one featuring Algos on vocals. The Artwork was maded by Art Supremacy (https://www.facebook.com/ArtSupremacy).

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

LINE UP
Thanassis Kg - Guitars

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

Into the Ever Nothingness ( EP - 2017)

Released February 17, 2017 

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

quinta-feira, 9 de fevereiro de 2017

Marianas Rest - Horror Vacui (Full-Length Album - 2016) - Bandcamp Stream


The dark shores of Baltic Sea are home to gloomy melancholy and a place where many sad stories have come to an inevitable end. Still, in rare occasions new life emerges from the sea.

Finnish coastal town of Kotka is the birth place of Marianas Rest, a band whose metal is forged in crushing pressure of the deep. Formed in 2013, the band dredges bottom mud and feeds on Scandinavian distress.

History of the band is brief, but the members have gathered experience in various recording groups. Marianas Rest released it’s first full length album via Sliptrick Records 21.10.2016 titled Horror Vacui.

Their music comes heavy and without a hurry. Hints of doom metal can be traced in Marianas Rests music as well as black metal influences. The whole package is crusted with melancholic melodies. With Marianas Rest, it’s all about the mood. Marianas Rest’s line up is Jaakko Mäntymaa (vocals), Nico Mänttäri (guitars), Harri Sunila (guitars), Nico Heininen (drums), Harri Vainio (bass) and Aapo Koivisto (keyboard).

Horror Vacui features eight tracks of hopelessness, nihilism and existential pondering. Horror Vacui (freely translated ”nature abhors a vacuum”) asks, does mankind ever really learn or truly evolve? Are we just repeating our past mistakes on our way to oblivion? The anxieties that come with modern western lifestyle are incarnated in the story of Roger McMillan: A lonely astronaut in space, who has to watch our planet come to an end. The story comes to life with fragments of a longer audio drama called The Final Breaths of Astronaut Roger McMillan on the US Glory. The story was written and acted by Jaxon Combs.

Horror Vacui was recorded, mixed and produced by Teemu Aalto, whose previous works include such great Finnish metal acts as Insomnium and Omnium Gatherum. You actually can hear the voice of Insomniums Niilo Sevänen in the track Nadir. The whole thing was recorded and mixed in Studio Korkeakoski and Studio Rantakatu, both located in Kotka, Finland. The album was mastered by Svante Forsbäck in Chartmakers.

Although the songs are heavy, dark and slow, the refined production gives a sort of organic and airy feel to the album. There are moments of calm amidst the storm. The album received many good reviews and the band went supporrting Dark Tranquility in Russia on the Atoma Tour later January, 2017.

Media Reviews

"The uniqueness of the sound makes Marianas Rest hard to compare to any other band. Although it is possible to tell some sources of inspiration, the album as such is original and has its own style. It’s a very compact project and even though it is a debut album, it sounds mature. It isn’t a musical baby, but a grownup personality which stands in front of the listener. Marianas Rest skipped their own puberty and therefore we can only wait which way they will develop. And will they develop even further? Will they remain where they are? Will they change? " - Milada Střítezská.

"For the small group of you who don't understand anything, there are colorful rating bars at the bottom." - Obscuro.cz (Ratings: 9.5/10).

"There’s always a band to find that’s just slightly below the radar that is ready to bubble up to the surface. Finland’s Marianas Rest is the latest example of this, proving to be a force to be reckoned with on their debut album, Horror Vacui. Featuring Omnium Gatherum keyboardist Aapo Koivisto, this is melodic doom/death metal that appears to be more than you expect as you listen along." - deadrhetoric.com (Ratings: 8/10).

"While you're listening to the piece, try to imagine stars and galaxies being influenced in the leads and you'll see where I'm coming from – it just sounds like a band playing on top of an asteroid, looking at the remains of their former planet." - The Grim Tower (Ratings: 8/10).

"The contrast between the booming bass piston in the engine room and the shimmering, shining, highly addictive melody that wafts over the top of the song like an aurora borealis is wonderful." - NO CLEAN SINGING

Necromance Digital Magazine (Ratings: 8/10)

TRUE METAL.IT (Ratings: 80/100)

"This is an excellent debut from a band who could easily go on to much bigger things." - The Sound Not The Word

"The mournful melodies Marianas Rest supplies, are extremely good, and leaves me perplexed and speechless. The only thing that surpasses the melodies is the overall mood. It puts me in a hypnotic state that feels as physically as a heavy vacuum or as a bath in pleasantly temperated cement." - Gorger Metal

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

LINE UP
Harri Vainio - Bass
Nico Heininen - Drums
Nico Mänttäri - Guitars
Harri Sunila - Guitars
Aapo Koivisto - Keyboards
Jaakko Mäntymaa - Vocals

Country of Origin: Finland
Location: Kotka
Genre: Melodic Doom/Death Metal

Current Label: Sliptrick Records

Homepage: http://marianasrest.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/marianasrestofficial
Bandcamp: http://marianasrest.bandcamp.com
YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdcCG_mNj82WjjExpiJEwVA

Horror Vacui (Full-Length Album - 2016)

Released October 22, 2016

Get The Album At:
Levykauppa Äx (Finland Only): http://äx.fi/P493936

Nailed To Obscurity - King Delusion (Full-Length Album - 2017) - Bandcamp Stream



The daily look in the mirror shows a reproduction of reality. But what if it is experienced in a completely different way and you slowly lose yourself? Then, the risk rises to become a victim of “King Delusion”.

On the follow-up to their album "Abyss​.​.​." (2015) the German five-piece Nailed To Obscurity sends the listener on a journey through emotional abysses, but they also open pondering views into the innermost. They teamed up with producer Victor Santura (Triptykon, Dark Fortress, Noneuclid) in his Woodshed Studio to find the best sound for all facets of their melodic doom death metal. The overall atmosphere is nailed within the artwork of Argentinian artist Santiago Caruso.

Formed In: 2005
Status: Active
Years Active: 2005-Present

LINE UP
Jan-Ole Lamberti - Guitars 
Volker Dieken - Guitars 
Jann Hillrichs - Drums 
Carsten Schorn - Bass 
Raimund Ennenga - Vocals 

Country of Origin: Germany
Location: Esens, Lower Saxony
Genre: Melodic Doom/Death Metal

Current Label: Apostasy Records
Booking/Press Contact: jan-ole.lamberti@gmx.de//juan@dragon-productions.com

Homepage: http://www.nailedtoobscurity.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nailedtoobscurity
Bandcamp: https://nailedtoobscurity.bandcamp.com
Myspace: http://myspace.com/nailedtoobscurity
Twitter: https://twitter.com/OfficialNTO
Merch: https://nailedtoobscurity.bandcamp.com/merch
Merch: http://nailedtoobscurity.bigcartel.com


King Delusion (Full-Length Album - 2017)

Released February 3, 2017

Get the Album At:
Apostasy.de: http://bit.ly/VGY0P6
EMP (exlusive T-Shirt Bundle): http://hyperurl.co/nto_kd

quarta-feira, 8 de fevereiro de 2017

Hiki - Closer (Full-Length Album - 2017) - Bandcamp Stream

Foto de Hiki.

Hiki (from 光, 光る - 'light, shining') is an shoegaze/dream pop project with a mellow ambience. Created suddenly on May 23, 2014, by B.M. - all instruments & vocals (Blurry Lights, Skyforest, A Light in the Dark, Traceline) as a result of experiments with the sounds. It was just one song 'Every Day is the Same' and it was decided to expand it in a separate full project. First release was kinda sad, but now Hiki has quite positive sound with a lot of nostalgic feelings.

Closer is the 6th album. Written and recorded during 2016 and early 2017. This album is a bit 'heavier' than the previous albums - almost all tracks have distorted guitars, there are almost no acoustic songs and a couple of blackgaze elements are present. Also, this time the artwork of the album is an original drawing made specifically for this album!

Closer was released in February 6, 2017. Featuring 6 songs + remix of one of the songs. Albums guests - Arina Fox providing additional vocals on three songs and Nyoko, making a remix for this album. There will be one song in russian language with lyrics by Arina Fox. The album artwork is an original artwork drawn specifically for this album by a very talented artist called mB0sco. Total time is about 23 minutes. There will be CDR and tape like Stargaze. Free download at http://hikimusic.bandcamp.com.

Formed In: May 23, 2014
Status: Active
Years Active: 2014-Present

LINE UP
B.M. - All Instruments & vocals (Blurry Lights, Skyforest, A Light in the Dark, Traceline)

Country of Origin: Russia
Location: Podolsk
Genre: Atmospheric Shoegaze/Dream Pop

Current Label: Independent/Unsigned

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/hikimusic
Bandcamp: http://hikimusic.bandcamp.com
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC38L0VmuTXveNJKJVxlI3pg

Closer (Full-Length Album - 2017)

Released February 6, 2017

Credits

Guests Artists 
• Arina Fox - Additional Vocals for Tracks 2, 5, 6 and also wrote the lyrics for the last one (nochniye stranniki seti - means 'night net wanderers); 
• Nyoko - he did the remix of the track 'Closer'. Check out his stuff at: 
• mB0sco - he created this magnificent album cover. Check out his other works right here: 

'Smile' official playthrough video: 

Cassette tape and CDRs are coming soon, check back later!

quarta-feira, 1 de fevereiro de 2017

Hyperomm - From Nothing to Eternity (Full-Length Album - 2017) - Bandcamp Stream



Hyperomm is a one man Melodic Death Metal band formed in 2016, by Anton Trubin that was born in 1986 in a small settlement near city of Barnaul, Siberia. He was a diligent kid, never had problems at school, and even the fact he got addicted to heavy metal music and guitar didn’t turn me into crazy wild child. Honestly, he dosen’t even remember, how old he was, when it happened to join his first band as a guitar player. Millions and millions goes a similar way.  Inspiration came from popular heavy metal and punk rock bands. But then they kicked him out without any reason.

Since it war really long long time ago, maybe 1998, he still remember that insult.  Right after shit happened, he took one acoustic guitar (he didn’t have any electric for that time) and composed his first track. Gladly, world already had “Guitar Pro”, so he wrote all the parts and arrangement. After it was done, he started to look for a musicians and people who like similar music and stuff,.  He dosen’t know what pushed him to compose, maybe that insult from the band, or irresistible pursuit of being a fucking rock star =)

So he got the musicians, and u know who they were? Yep. All that guys dropped me out before. Despite they think that they took him back, nope – don’t give a fuck. He picked them on one by one. Anton first showed that guitar pro song to Artem Ustiantsev (Tom) that is a friend of him and excellent guitar player, and he said “That’s really really awesome, buddy. Sounds like Kalmah”.

And after that he started to create melodies one by one. Not all of them were nice, not at all, but some nice music happened. From time to time, by the way, some of that melodies he still uses in Hyperomm tracks.

So, Tom and Anton were the perfect creative team, and they called that Soundstorm. It’s absolutely wrong trying to tell Hyperomm story without Soundstorm, cuz if there were no Soundstorm, Hyperomm would never would have come to the light.

They’ve been inspired by Children Of Bodom, Sonata Arctica, Kalmah, Secret Sphere, In Flames, playing power metal and mixing that with finnish melodic death, and that was AWESOME. They really managed that stuff as a musicians, they played live “Kissing the shadows” by CoB, Full Moon by Sonata Arctica and so on. 

Soundstorm Were:
Alex Savinykh – Clean vocals
Anton Trubin  - Harsh Vocals and Guitar
Artem Ustiantsev – Guitar
Anatoly Zhdanov – Drums
Roma Vtorov – Bass
Anna Pavlyuk – Keyboards

Since they’ve created a lot of music for Soundstom (not only Anton, but most part were him's for sure), but they didn’t recorded much. Especially during 2005-2008.

There was another time, when everyone left, but Anatoly and Anton tried to change the style, and that was second life of the band, They’ve been influenced by lots of stuff starting The Mars Volta and Incubus and finishing by the bands like The Dillinger Escape Plan and Between the Buried and Me. And here came another very important man – Kostya Korotaev. He really pushed Anton musical borders wider, made him see how interesting one can play riffs and so on.

What do you need to play music? You need musical instruments, you have to do some recordings, well, you need MONEY. So, Anton had to find a job. He was lucky, and he’ve got position of sound engineer on FM radio station. He really liked that, cuz that let him keep in touch with the music itself. 4 years have passed, and maybe he still had that job if not for salary. Absolutely uncompetitive, so he found another thing that made me interested: motion design and graphics…!

He tried to keep Soundstorm, but career took over. He moved to Moscow, and RIP Soundstorm (2003-2013). So, yes, he still feel remorse about that band, he's the only person who have been there from its birth till its death. Despite it was unknown out of Barnaul, but it’s very personal.

So, Hyperomm. That’s new level, new stage. This is where fused of Anton creativity: as composer and musician, as designer and sound engineer. And Hyperomm emerged. He just plugged his guitar and started.

During the first track recording, he didn’t even mean to create new project, didn’t think about name and logo, he just started to create and record. He found old “guitar pro stuff”, got very very excited and the only thing came to his mind: “I HAVE TO RECORD THAT”.

Hyperomm actually is his favorite finnish melodic death stuff.  He got once facebook comment regarding his EP: “that’s a cool mix of Children Of Bodom and Lamb Of God!” Cool, right? He liked that comparison also.

And there was a reason he mentioned a lot of people in that story. Alex Savinykh (soundstorm vocals) gave him the name Hyperomm itself. And the’re gonna records some new stuff with Artem again, so he really hope to hear his guitar soon. Anatoly and Roma consult him with the drums. And of course, Kostya also gives him advices. One more name needs to be here – Max Kokarev, great musician and sound engineer. Anton always ask for his point of view. So, Hyperomm is not so one man band, you see.

After releases of their debut EP ...Death (2016), in July 19, 2016 he releases his new Single called "A Presentiment", that is the first Single of his debut Full-Length Album "From Nothing to Eternity" released on February 1st, 2017.

Formed In: 2016
Staus: Active
Years Active: 2016-Present

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Anton Trubin - Everything

Location: Moscow, Russia
Genre: Melodic Death Metal

Current Label: Unsigned/Independent
Booking/Press Contact: hyperomm@gmail.com
Telephone: +7 916 391 25 84

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/hyperomm
Bandcamp: http://hyperomm.bandcamp.com
Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/hyperomm_official
Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/hyperomm
Reverbnation: https://www.reverbnation.com/hyperomm

From Nothing to Eternity (Full-Length Album - 2017)

Released February 1, 2017 

Credits
Guitars, Keys, Sampling, Drums sampling - Anton Trubin 
Recording, Mixing, Mastering - Anton Trubin 
Cover Art - Anton Trubin 
Famale voice in (1) - Maria Fayershteyn 
Guitar solo in (6) - Artoym Ustyantsev

Dissona - Paleopneumatic (Full-Length Album - 2016) - Bandcamp Stream



Dissona is a progressive metal band from the South Suburbs of Chicago. They have spent much of their time carefully carving out their desired sound by writing songs that embody various styles and emotions. They are known for their diverse sound, energetic stage performance, and emotionally powerful lyrical content based on a wide variety of themes including emotion, sentience, humanity, nature, life, sexuality, corruption, etc.

Dissona's follow up to their critically-acclaimed 2012 release, Paleopneumatic is the culmination of years of agonizing, hard work and consequently their most fully realized production to date. With Paleopneumatic, however, Dissona seem to “get it.” Yet another foray into the neurotic abyss known as self-production, guitarist Matt Motto labored endlessly searching for that fabled “perfect mix.” Though it does not necessarily exist by any stretch of the imagination, the warm, resonant sound produced throughout Paleopneumatic certainly complements the interesting and dynamic journey through each track.

Paleopneumatic is highly engrossing from beginning to end, almost as if it’s paralleling life itself, from the chaotic entrance, the peaks and valleys that comprise the entirety of human existence, and the somber, slow extinguishment as we are relieved of our breath. The way these four members work together to craft such an interesting album that can be analyzed from different perspectives should be enough to engage longtime progressive fans or intrigue newcomers to the style. Source: heavyblogisheavy (http://www.heavyblogisheavy.com/2016/01/27/dissona-paleopneumatic).

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https://dissonaband.com/press

Formed In: 2005
Status: Active
Years Active: ?-? (as The Vision), 2005-present

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David Dubenic - Vocals
Matt Motto - Lead Guitar
Craig Hamburger - Bass
Drew Goddard - Drums / Percussion

Country of Origin:United States
Location: New Lenox, Chicago, Illinois
Genre: Progressive Metal

Current Label: Unsigned/Independent
Booking/Press Contact: dissona@hotmail.com

Official Website: http://dissonaband.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Dissona
Bandcamp: http://dissona.bandcamp.com
Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/dissona
Instagram: http://instagram.com/dissonaofficial
Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/dissonaofficial
Last fm: http://www.last.fm/music/Dissona
Twitter: https://twitter.com/DissonaOfficial
Myspace: http://www.myspace.com/dissonaband
Bandsintown: http://www.bandsintown.com/Dissona
Arena: https://arena.com/dissona
Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/user?u=3749421

Paleopneumatic (Full-Length Album - 2016)

Released January 15, 2016

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While Sun Ends - Terminus (Full-Length Album - 2016) - Bandcamp Stream



While Sun Ends, consisting of Carlo Leone, Enrico Brugali, and Massimo Tedeschi started in 2008. After searching for a singer for six months, Serena Caracchi joined the group creating a new band influenced by death metal and progressive rock making it possible to complete their recording of the record titled “Exile”. "Exile" is described by critics as the beginning of a promising career and had a positive evaluation in the most reviews.

During 2009 and 2010, While Sun Ends elaborated its ideas creating new sounds. Meanwhile, the band began to test their impact by playing in pubs and musical theaters in the Northern part of Italy. The band built successes in Bergamo, Milan, Brescia and Cremona.

In April of 2011 they began recording eight songs that will be part of the new debut album titled “The Emptiness Beyond”. The lyrics speak about the contradictions of the human nature and also tell stories of three different female figures. Through the years, their range of musical styles grew and they were influenced also by modern and post metal, which can be heard in the new cd. “The Emptiness Beyond” is entirely self-produced with the help of some friends involved in other bands including Antti Loponen (Consciousness Removal Project), Rubens "Crono" Bertini (Hungry Like Rakovitz), Matteo Bonera and Jonathan Panada (Sunpocrisy), Giuseppe Falco (Triste Colore Rosa).

Terminus is the second full-length album by While Sun Ends released via WOOAAARGH on August 26, 2016, this release is something of a new dawn for the Italian prog outfit as it’s the first to feature new female vocalist Stefania Torino, along with some other line-up changes. As with their debut, this release has growly death vocals competing with Stefania’s soothing harmonies. While Sun Ends embrace that well executed combination of explosive death metal style charges interlaced with softer passages, a style reminiscent of Swedish giants Katatonia and Opeth with the obvious caveat of the female vocals. While throwing in three Swedish names we make as well make it three, as the broken timechanges and stop-start riffs are also Meshuggah-like in places, although without the savage kick.

Terminus is a journey through knowledge, an act which builds cyclic ties with contacts, experiences and memory. 8 tracks of death metal and progressive rock mixed by Riccardo “Paso” Pasini (Ephel Duath, Handful of Hate, Blindead, Sunpocrisy...) @ Studio73 (Ravenna – Italy) and mastered by Collin Jordan (Voivod, Pelican, Eyehategod, Ministry) @ Boiler Room Studio (Chicago).

While Sun Ends is constantly growing and exploring different sounds, hoping that the public enjoys their style of music that is rich in influence. The conclusion is that you hear today.

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

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Carlo Leone - Vocals  
Enrico Brugali - Drums  
Massimo Tedeschi - Guitars 
Diego Marchesi - Guitars 
Stefania Torino - Vocals (lead), Flute 

Country of origin: Italy
Location: Bergamo, Lombardy

Genre: Progressive Post Death Metal
Current Label: WOOAAARGH

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/whilesunends
Bandcamp: www.whilesunends.bandcamp.com
Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/whilesunends
Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/user/WhileSunEnds
Merch: https://whilesunends.bandcamp.com/merch

 Terminus (Full-Length Album - 2016)

Released: August 26, 2016

Credits
Tracks written between 2012 and 2015, it has been recorded in August 2015. 
The album was mixed by Riccardo “Paso” Pasini (Ephel Duath, Handful of Hate, Blindead, Sunpocrisy...) @ Studio73 (Ravenna – Italy) and mastered by Collin Jordan (Voivod, Pelican, Eyehategod, Ministry) @ Boiler Room Studio (Chicago).

Session Member
Serena Caracchi Vocals (additional) (track 5)

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