Bulgarian dark metal band VELIAN has released their debut EP "Fireflies" yesterday, 29.02.2016. Their work is available in digital format at Bandcamp.com, and for free streaming at YouTube. Four original compositions are included in the EP and they all refer to one general concept.
VELIAN's style is a mix of power and melodic death metal with a touch of gothic darkness. The band's members are well known for their participation in popular Bulgarian underground acts such as Wartime, Progression, Hellrider and Fanagoria.
VELIAN members are: Ivan Ivanov Vocals; Dilian Nedev - Guitars, Keys; Vasil Simeonov Guitars; Antonio Mitov Bass; Velizar Bolchev Drums.
Recordings were made at the bands own studio, production (mixing and mastering) is done by Dilian Nedev, guitar player of the band. The artwork is made by Velizar Bolchev and Ivan Maslev.
According to the New Haven Register, former HATEBREED drummer Nicholas Papantoniou was found guilty Thursday (March 3) of felony murder, first-degree burglary and criminal possession of a firearm in the October 2014 killing of a 56-year-old man.
Co-defendant William Coutermash told the jury that he and Papantoniou went to Larry Dildy's house in Hamden with the plan of stealing some pills or money. They claimed Dildy dealt pills and had a reputation for keeping large sums of cash in his house.
Papantoniou, 39, testifed in his own defense near the end of his trial, claiming the gun went off accidentally during a struggle tand that he found out Dildy died after seeing it on the news. He also said he and Coutermash did not discuss a plan for getting money or pills from Dildy. "I didn't know where he (Coutermash) was going," Papantoniou said.
Papantoniou will face up to 90 years in prison when he is sentenced May 26.
Man, this hangover is killing me. Feels like Pantera and Slayer are merrily smashing my neurons. Ive fallen straight in an apocalyptic scenario and zombies seem to be all over the place. Um, way too weird zombies, actually, as they are Hipster Zombies! Naked ankles, cuffed pants and dirty beards! The cemetery Ive just woken up in is as chilling as the cover in Master of Puppets. As deft as a concrete mixer I run away to find a shelter, survive, grab myself a beer and to kill em all! Seek and Destroy!
Set in an apocalyptic Turin, in which people have been turned into hideous Hipster Zombies, HipstApocalypse is a really peculiar epic adventure. This game is a tribute to metal icons: its main character has been clearly inspired by Lemmy Kilmister, while the sets are a mashup of essential records that will make every head bangers eyes twinkle with delight. The ironic storytelling and the dialogues recall some LucasArts projects, such as Monkey Island, Grim Fandango and more.
Cadaveria will be the second main character of the game. The Lady of Shadows will interact with the esoteric and mysterious part of the city, massively contributing to the plot.
Arm yourself with mosh, head banging and studs to solve the mystery behind HipstApocalypse!
HipstApocalypse is a pilot project by Gallab LTD, an indie game development company based in London. The concept art by Mirko Fascella gives the character design a personal, signature style. The soundtrack is made of original songs played by Italian underground bands.
Sweden-based melodic doom/death metal outfit, OCTOBER TIDE, premiere a new song entitled "Sleepless Sun" that can be experienced in a form of a lyric video. It is the first song to be revealed from the band's 5th full-length album "Winged Waltz", which will be released on April 22nd via Agonia Records.
Technical death metal icons ORIGIN have announced a new European tour that will be taking place throughout May, 2016. The event will be a treat for extreme metal fans, with a broad spectrum of heavy acts on board: fellow countrymen and partners in crime Immolation, headliner and black metal pioneers Marduk, as well as thrash metal sensation Bio-Cancer closing the line-up. Check below for the full 18-date routing, including nine countries!
The most legendary Death Metal band from Argentina VIBRION has inked a deal with Xtreem Music for the release of their long awaited 3rd album "Bacterya" which is set for immediate release in March 21st.
Now VIBRION returns stronger than ever with an album that is a fucking brutal fresh air into the so standarized Death Metal scene. "Bacterya" was recorded in September 2015 at Blackout Studios in Brussels (Belgium) by Jeremie Bézier and mastered by the mighty Andy Classen at Stage One Studios in Germany. The 10 songs included here displays a brutal yet heavy but above all, unique, original and personal brand of Death Metal of stunning quality that blends such varied elements from bands like IMMOLATION, CELTIC FROST, MORBID ANGEL, SEPULTURA, SUFFOCATION... into a unique entity that's VIBRION!!
Manzer return with their second full length album of their illustrious career this year, honing their special craft and establishing their brand of 'Pictavian black metal' around the world even more firmly. The album clearly is a tour de force, an outstanding effort which sees the band playing with the concept of black metal and giving it a new classic twist but keeping it within the fringes of the style. It's first wave black metal elaborated upon with heavy metal elements. It's rendered extremely potent and effective, not to mention downright refreshing. The French band are setting new standards and changing perceptions of the style, and it's easy to see how - their music is virtually the antithesis of something that's supposed to be extremely raw and minimalist. Manzer, who are vaguely comparable to a black metal counterpart of Deceased, eschew the typical trappings of the genre and go for the classic method of writing anthemic, semi-melodic, structured and immaculately concocted compositions replete with blazing solos, harmonies, tons of tempo changes, backed with a vigorous drum performance and unique vocals provided by the main man Shaxul.
Solitude Productions reveals another fascinating band, this time from Sweden. When Nothing Remains play soothing, melodic and wistful doom metal, not too unlike Doom:VS, Officium Triste, Mourning Beloveth, and Shape of Despair. The music ever so elegantly balances melodies with heaviness, but the atmosphere is never overpowering. It simply ushers the listener into a fanciful world, one rife with painful reminders of life but solace is around every nook and cranny of this record. The heart beats cautiously, emotions are manipulated, catharsis alternates with freezing grips. Simply put, it's as beautiful as life - or what you make of it. When Nothing Remains' third epic is as palpable as it can get, but allows for multiple shafts of light and hope to permeate your being, at least while you're listening to this album. It's a breathtaking affair that has to be experienced to be believed.
Black/Death Metal outfit from Slovenia Cvinger finished the recording process of their upcoming album at Endarker Studio (Sweden) and now is time to reveal the cover artwork of this new album that will be entitled "Embodied in Incense".
"Embodied in Incense" tracklist is composed by the following tracks:
Ingurgitating Oblivion will release their third album this year via Willowtip Records.
New Ingurgitating Oblivion out in the second half of 2016 on Willowtip Records. With the upcoming album Ingurgitating Oblivion will explore progressive and complex sonic shores. The new material will include tons of unexpected, yet perfectly thought-through and higly elaborate elements such as piano, vibraphones, jazz guitars, musical saw, opera singing etc. Still, however, Ingurgitating Oblivion will further dwell on their passion for the most brutal, complex and dark material you can possibly imagine.
Ingurgitating Oblivion has undergone substantial and pretty invigorating personnel changes which is awesome and has resulted in a mindboggling, highly musical and professional line-up (amongst others Lille of Defeated Sanity). The 2016 release will represent an even more mature and refined level of musical literacy which is due to the laid-back atmosphere in which the band currently records the new material, but first and foremost owing to the sublime personnel involved in Ingurgitating Oblivion at the moment. So we are looking forward to releasing this new observation and sharing it with you guys out there
Belgian Brutal Deathmetallers FRACTURED INSANITY have finished the recording process of their 3rd album "Man Made Hell" and have just unveiled its cover artwork, tracklist and advance track.
Mixed and mastered af famous polish Hertz Studios, "Man Made Hell" is a fucking intense yet technical slab of Brutal Death Metal that follows the same line of label mates like KRONOS and HOUR OF PENANCE and will for sure please every fan of stuff like NILE, IMMOLATION, SEVERE TORTURE, early DECAPITATED...