Blood Music is extremely proud to present to its roster Lychgate!
The academic, apocalyptic black metal unit will premiere its sophomore masterwork - An Antidote for the Glass Pill - on deluxe vinyl, CD, and digital formats through us in early 2015. Taking two painstaking years to execute, the seminal work is vast in concept and light years beyond the band's already well-acclaimed debut.
An Antidote ... is the ceremonial, liturgical brother of Esoteric and features Greg Chandler (Esoteric's frontman and founding member) on guitar, vocals, and engineering duties. The record is also perhaps the only black metal album in history that features full accompaniment by a professional church pipe organist throughout.
We've been tracking the progress of this album from raw demos to polished finale and can attest that this was an incredible labor-of-love and also a work of painstaking genius. This is the rare kind of album that will actually give you goosebumps.
DOWN's video for the song "Conjure" can be seen below. The haunting and twisted ode to '70s horror films was directed by JM Stelly and Chris Trainor at Lab Productions. Stelly previously worked with CORROSION OF CONFORMITY and Suicide Girls, while Trainor has collaborated with GWAR, PHILIP H. ANSELMO & THE ILLEGALS, EYEHATEGOD, and is the producer of Housecore TV.
"Conjure" is taken from the band's latest EP, "Down IV - Part Two", which sold around 10,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 23 on The Billboard 200 chart.
The official lyric video for the song "Thurisaz Dreaming" from Norwegian progressive extreme metallers ENSLAVED can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's thirteenth studio album, "In Times", which will be released on March 6 via Nuclear Blast. The CD's hand-painted artwork was created by longtime collaborating artist and "sixth ENSLAVED member" Truls Espedal.
Metal Blade Records has announced the signing of Swedish epic doom metallers SORCERER. The band will release its new album, "In The Shadow Of The Inverted Cross", on March 20 on CD, vinyl, and digitally.
SORCERER comments: "SORCERER are proud to have signed with the legendary metal label Metal Blade, home of many bands that has inspired us to start making music.
"With the new album, 'In The Shadow Of The Inverted Cross', we hope to continue where we ended many years ago.
"It is all the fans that have supported us through the years that has inspired us to do this album and we really looking forward to meet you all on gigs and festivals soon!"
"In The Shadow Of The Inverted Cross" track listing:
The new lineup of '80s Cleveland thrash metal legends DESTRUCTOR will make its live debut during the WJCU 2015 Radiothon Benefit Concert, set to take place on February 7 at the Maple Grove in Cleveland, Ohio.
DESTRUCTOR's 2015 lineup:
Overkill - Vocals/Guitar
Annihilator - Guitar
Hammer - Bass
Flammable - Drums
DESTRUCTOR's co-founding member and vocalist/guitarist Dave Overkill had this to say about the band's new lineup and current state of affairs: "DESTRUCTOR the comeback kids? Maybe more so than any other band in heavy metal history. So with recordings that need to be finished and shows being booked this band charges at another year of promising opportunities. We are writing new material.
Debut album of Swedish Deathmetallers ASHCLOUD "Abandon All Light" which was created by renowned swedish artist Daniel Devilish.
ASHCLOUD is the product of Jonny Pettersson's sick mind, who's also vocalist in the legendary swedish band WOMBBATH. Expect nothing but a heavy crusty Death Metal influenced by bands like CARNAGE, BOLT THROWER, VOMITORY, ENTOMBED, CONVULSE...
Greek thrashers Biotoxic Warfare have released an official music video to coincide with their recent debut album release, Lobotomized. And its all that you can expect from an album that reviewers are describing as magically evil [twoguysmetalreviews], with eight shots of pure aggression [SoundtheCharge] waiting to pound the listener.
Filmed by the talented Athina Tousia inside the medieval walls of the bands home city of Heraklion in Crete, the band chose to centre on song Proclaim the Gospel of Lies for their first official video of the album.
As explained by the band, the video follows, a young explorer who in one of his researches, finds one ancient book bound with an unholy curse, which slowly descends him into madness and oblivion.
NORYLSK from Wloclawek, Poland has just signed a deal with Selfmadegod Records to release their second full length. The grind four piece is currently in the studio to record Catholic Dictatorship. The album is slated for summer 2015 release.
The Belgian epic black metal band Signs Of Darkness and their label Shiver Records have set March 27th of 2015 as release-date for their new upcoming CD entitled 'The Age Of Decay'. The cover artwork and track listing can be seen below.
'The Age Of Decay' was recorded at Artsounds Studios in Helchteren with producer and bandmember Peter Vaes. The artwork was taken care of by Marc at ArtWars Mediadesign (SINISTER, MASTER, LIFELESS,...).
Legendary death metal drummer George Kollias from the band Nile has just announced that he will be playing drums on the new Demonstealer album. Sahil Makhija, the frontman of Indian metal band Demonic Resurrection who writes his solo material under the moniker 'Demonstealer' is gearing up to release his sophomore album in May 2015.
Italy's notorious black/doom metallers FORGOTTEN TOMB are on the final lap of the recording process of their next installment, having recently completed mixing duties in Sound Suite Studios (Marseille, France) with producer Terje Refsnes (Carpathian Forest, Novembre, Gehenna, Destroyer 666).
FORGOTTEN TOMB's leader Ferdinando "Herr Morbid" Marchisio commented: "We are extremely proud of how this new album came out. We worked really hard, like never before. Terje Refsnes is a really experienced producer and he managed to get the best out of us. We kept the sound very organic and natural, kinda old-fashioned but still very fresh. The new songs are heavy as fuck and they feature our classic trademark plus some new elements. It's a good mix of melancholy, groove and pure malignancy. I can't wait for people to listen to it, 'cause it's a really special album for us and probably the most extreme we did in quite a while, both musically and conceptually".
Assaulting witnesses in both languages of French and English, Gatineau, QC death metal band INSURRECTION have posted their second teaser for their upcoming music video 'Prototype' filmed by La Corp. The video is set to be unleashed on February 3, 2015 for the title track from INSURRECTION's first crowd funded and third full length album produced by Topon Das (Fuck The Facts) that was released via Canadian label Galy Records in late 2013.
"It's almost time to release this thing and we can barely contain ourselves. We can't wait to show everyone what we've been working on, our very first videoclip! Get ready, it's coming!" comments vocalist Stef Jomphe.
Suspiria Records to announce its new band, the Argentine thrashers settled in Spain Estampida. The band will celebrate 20 years of existence on 2015, earning the respect of fans and critics through the years. Their great live led them to share stage with Suffocation, Dying fetus or Lacrimas profundere among many others, also being winners of the Metal Lorca Battle of Bands in 2013. Estampida will release new material as an Ep on March 2015, which will be the advance of their fourth album, that will be out through SuspiriaRecords and will take the band to tour all over Spain once again.