Late 2013 saw UK death thrashers make waves with the release of their second album At First Light but with things slowing down late last year the band have struck yet again out of the blue with a premiere of a brand new music video, The Thirst, taken from the album.
Featuring guest vocals from Richard Thomson of UK's tech metal giants Xerath, The Thirst was directed by Tom Bohan and shot in a warehouse deep in Manchester by a group of his film students. The final edit is brought to you by Jo Brook.
Vocalist and bass player Al Llewellyn comments, We previously worked with Tom on 'The Storm' and were really impressed with the results so he and his crew seemed the natural choice to work with on this new video!"
The album was recorded in Oulu, Finland and Montevideo, Uruguay and was mixed and mastered by Mika Pohjola at Soundmix Studios, Oulu.
The album has the special participation of Samuli T. Mäkelä in the track 6 and 9.
The CD edition is a limited number of only 100 copies and can be ordered online at Record Shop X
The digital copy can be purchased at Bandcamp, iTunes, Amazon, Deezer, Google play and Spotify.
About the concept of the album :Between the Southern Cross & the Northern Star represents the deep connection with reality in its most natural way.Like it happens in the moment of the artistic creation, when a melody comes to our mind, and we can hear it without playing it yet; the inspiration sings the melodies to our mind... Is a reflection about the sometimes inpercptible reality, behind every act, and the analysis of the everyday and our own experiences. No matter what you see or believe to see, for example, even if the light in our eyes seems to have a single color, the reality speaks of something quite different. Reality exists with or without us. This album represents the need to move forward in understanding and free thought. Questioning everything and returning to the roots of philosophy, to develope in our personal journey toward deeper understanding.
In other words : The importance to keep searching for the hidden truth of all things and the denial of conformity.
Upon Shadows "Between the Southern Cross & the Northern Star",
Spanish Thrashers HOLYCIDE, leaded by Dave Rotten from AVULSED on vocals, have just launched their brand new video-clip from the song "No Escape" which is the opening track of their debut EP "Toxic Mutilation" released in February 2015 through Xtreem Music. The video was directed by Mikel Larequi who already worked on a video-clip for Dani Fernández (HOLYCIDE bass player) previous band CLOCKWORK.
"The press can look patronisingly at BM bands in places like the Middle East as being exotic or even funny, when, in some respects, they should be seen as the true heirs to the Scandinavians of two decades ago."
Those are the words The Guardian wrote one year ago, when they first discovered Al-Namrood, a three piece from Saudi Arabia which, no matter the dangers of their activity (if they are ever discovered they risk execution by stoning or beheading for apostasy), continue to work clandestinely on what they believe!
Now, in 2015, Al-Namrood are back with a new offering entitled "Diaji Al Joor", showing once more that they're in tune with the genuine spirit of black metal!
The 5th and last finnish Death Metal release on Xtreem Music for 2015 is none other than DESECRESY's 4th album entitled "Stoic Death". Having achieved a very personal and unique style within the heaviest realms of Death Metal with slight Doomy hints, DESECRESY offers a new dose in form of an 8-song album what digs deeper into their own eerie world blending these cryptic melodies with their lo-fi rotting sound that always pleased fans of bands like ABHORRENCE, BOLT THROWER, DERKETA, INCANTATION, ROTTREVORE...
Swedish atmospheric doom metallers, with strong sludge and post-rock influences, THE MOTH GATHERER, will release their second full-length album, "The Earth Is The Sky", on November 27th via Agonia Records. In anticipation, the band has revealed a brand new track, "Pale Explosions", which is available for listening below. The track features guest vocal appearence by Thomas Jäger from Monolord. Stream "Pale Explosions" at:
Italy's finest purveyors of Black/Doom Metal, FORGOTTEN TOMB, are about to receive a re-release of their classic thrid album, "Love's Burial Ground", in CD, digital formats, and for the first time LP, on Agonia Records. The remastered and remixed version, including re-vamped layout (and original cover, censored back in 2004), will have its world premiere on November 27th.
PSALM I: Malus Videndi Pt. I
PSALM II: Kill Life
PSALM III: Alone
PSALM IV: House of Nostaliga
PSALM V: Malus Videndi Pt. II
PSALM VI: Love's Burial Ground
PSALM VII: Slave to Negativity
PSALM VIII: Forgotten Tomb MMIII
PSALM IX: Malus Videndi Pt. III
FORGOTTEN TOMB will embark on an headlining European tour in late October/early November 2015, supporting their latest record, "Hurt Yourself And The Ones You Love", released in April 2015. The band will perform a brand-new set of songs, including material from all their discography that hasn't been played in a while, or never before. Support will come from French black metallers Nocturnal Depression.
ABBATH, the band led by ex-IMMORTAL frontman Olve Eikemo (a.k.a. Abbath), will release a seven-inch single, "Count The Dead", on December 11 via Season Of Mist. The A-side features the title track while the B-side consists of a cover version of the JUDAS PRIEST classic "Riding On The Wind".
"Count The Dead" will be released in two versions, which are both limited to 500 copies worldwide and exclusively available for pre-order through the Season Of Mist shop.
French black/death metallers, TEMPLE OF BAAL, have released an advance stream of their new album, "Mysterium", exclusively on Ultimate-Guitar.com! Set to be oficially released on October 2nd via Agonia Records, "Mysterium" is available for streaming right now at this link
Possession productions present the Portuguese artistic chimera TOD HUETET UEBEL that unimaginably combines traditional misanthropic Black Metal and really dark and destructive ambient music.
The first full-length album "Malicia" is now released as limited edition. The design of a 6-panel Digi-CD created by extravagant Parisian Jean-Emmanuel "Valnoir" Simoulin. It was he who perfectly designed artworks for more than 150 bands, including ALCEST, ANTAEUS, The Black Dahlia Murder, BEHEMOTH, Der Blutharsch, SÓLSTAFIR, ASCENSION, LAIBACH, MORBID ANGEL, PARADISE LOST, PESTE NOIRE, TAAKE, ULVER and WATAIN. It is the Artist who painted blood and paint from human bones in the modern world. He is the only who could display the dark essence of "Malicia" album in the visual form!
The new collection of rotting anthems by PUTREVORE, is ready to be unleashed upon mankind!! "Tentacles of Horror" is the title of this 3rd opus which shows the band heavier and more putrid than ever before (if that's possible!).This time, "Tentacles of Horror" was completely mixed & mastered by Dave Rotten at his own Sanctuary Studios. achieving a truly heavy, thick and putrefact sound. Cover artwork was done once again by the awesome artist Juanjo Castellano creating a fucking masterpiece.
Track listing for "Tentacles of Horror" is as follows:
One of Edmonton, AB's most vicious death metal bands DISPLAY OF DECAY has teamed up with Beatroute to unleash their latest single 'Maruta' off their upcoming album 'Dust In Existence' due out on September 22nd.
Widely noted for bringing a unique blend of old school death metal, with tinges of thrash and doom metal. The band has spread their infection across Western Canada sharing the stage alongside other elite acts such as The Faceless, Origin, Beyond Creation & more. After four well received indie releases, DISPLAY OF DECAY is ready to unleash its next full length Dust of Existence that features eight aural assaulting tracks that will set the mosh pits ablaze later this Fall 2015.
Evil EyE industries are delighted to announce that Danish Teutonic Thrash Masters Impalers have signed a non exclusive deal with Tråd Booking Agency. The deal comes into force with immediate effect and the agency will mainly concentrate their efforts on the European Festival circuit with a particular emphasis on the bustling Danish music scene.