Romanian Symphonic Gothic Doom Metal sensation WHISPERING WOODS have released their second album titled "Perditus et Dea" on Loud Rage Music. The album was released (26/2/2015) in digital stores and is officially distributed worldwide by Wormholedeath / Aural Music Group. Physical CD release will follow in March 2015.Since the beginning of Whispering Woods we always dreamed of having a collaboration with a label that could complement all of our work. We are extremely delighted and honored to have the opportunity of working with this highly dedicated and professional team. Thanks to Loud Rage Music, we can now mark the beginning of the newest and most exciting chapter of our fairy tale! Doru Cailean (Whispering Woods guitarist and founding member)
Having such a professional and hard-working band as Whispering Woods as the first signing on Loud Rage Music is a definite statement that we only aim for the best. Its an honor to have them aboard and we, as much as the band, promise the new album will be not only a confirmation of the huge bands talent but also one that will take the World by storm and give Metal fans a new band to cheer for! - Adrian (Loud Rage Music owner)
PAGANLAND's second album Fatherland, the follower of debut Wind of Freedom released back in 2013, is dedicated to all Patriots of Ukraine fighting against Russian aggression. Being one of the oldest Ukrainian Pagan Metal bands, PAGANLAND carries over the love for their Land and authentic atmosphere of Carpathians into their sincerely crafted music.
Fatherland would be interesting for fans of old BORKNAGAR and FALKENBACH but with a Slavonic touch. The album will be released on April 27th 2015 by Svarga Music.
Tracklisting for PAGANLAND's Fatherland
1. Світанок Нової Доби [The Dawn Of A New Era]
2. Голос Карпат [The Voice Of The Carpathians]
3. Крізь Холод Зими [Through The Winter Coldness]
4. Зоряний Шлях [Stellar Path]
5. Слово Рідне, Орле Скутий [Native Word! Shackled Eagle!]
6. Незгасле Полум'я Слави [The Eternal Fire of Fame]
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 new single 'Terra Nullius' can now be streamed through Youtube below.
With the release of their debut album, Catacombs later this month, Dubai based prog death metallers Voice of the Soul have unleashed yet another taste of what's to come, a full album teaser and a comment on each song from guitarist Monish and frontman/guitarist Kareem of the band.
HAIDUK, the Calgary, AB one man thrashing black and death metal project fronted by Luka Milojica is proud to announce his return to the studio to record a nine track follow up album to 2012's break through debut full length 'Spellbook', which received international acclaim including a mention on Hellbound's Top Canadian Albums of 2012. The forthcoming release will be another concept 'book' album with a strong underlying theme to each song plus will see the creation and inclusion of a map based on a fantasy world of Haiduk's themes. The mixing and mastering will be done by Robert Kukla (Arbitrator) plus album artwork done by Gragoth, both whom previously worked on 'Spellbook'. The album is set for a tentative release date during summer 2015.
Swedish thrash metallers DIE HARD will embark on a European tour together with Finnish thrashes Axegressor. The "Hellish Easter Whatever It Takes tour 2015" will include local support and will kick off on April 3rd in Greifswald (Germany).
April 03 (GER) Greifswald - Klex
April 04 (POL) Poznan - U Bazyla
April 05 (POL) Katowice - Korba
April 06 (GER) Dresden - Chemiefabrik
April 08 (BEL) Mechele
April 09 (NL) Eindhoven - The Jackn - Club Kamikaze
Now EXHUMATIONs second opus is ready, and it is colder and more pitiless than the first release. Still it relies on its Eastern Asian roots; but now they are buried underneath a thick layer of classical Death Metal which has an uncanny resemblance to the Black Metal of the late 80s.
In little more than one month CORPUS CHRISTII will release their new album. "PaleMoon" will be available from March 30th 2015 on Folter Records. To give you another insight in the newest work of the Portugese Black Metallers, they have now unleashed another track called "Night Of Flaming Hatred"
Finnish occult black metal band Funerary Bell releases new EP four years after their debut album The Coven (2011). EP titled Graveyard Séance will be released on May 4th 2015 by Saturnal Records which marks the first release spawned from the bands recent signing to the labels roster. The band is already working on with their second full-length which will be also released by Saturnal Records later on. Expect nothing but relentless occult black metal from Finland which ethos draws from horror, mysticism and 90s black metal.
Polish extreme black/death metallers INFERNAL WAR premiere a brand new track titled "Into Dead Soil". It is the first song to be released from the band's upcoming full-length album "Axiom". The track is available for listenening at this link:
Written by Lukasz Dunaj, the gorgeous, meticulously-designed 490-page, hardcover tome takes an in-depth look at the history of the events that materially influenced the band, their music, their ultimate rise to the upper echelon of metal and becoming a household name in their native homeland of Poland. "Behemoth: Devil's Conquistadors" includes quotes and anecdotes from current and former BEHEMOTH members as well as interviews with Tomas Krajewski, Rob Darken, Graal, Havok, vintage, never-before-seen photos, flyers, lyric sheets and so much more.
Said vocalist/guitarist Nergal, "BEHEMOTH's biography is out next week on Metal Blade Records! It took us years to complete this project. It includes hundreds of rare photos and has 'The Satanist' chapter too! Beautifully packaged with a thick cover! Hope you will all dig it It's a crucial part of my life here written in 500 pages!"
Following last week's teaser from Revolver Magazine, today Loudwire revels in the book's release with additional excerpts, this time revisiting the " From The Pagan Vastlands" demo photo shoot where Nergal nearly burned his face off. Read all about it HERE!
Pre-order the book now at either http://www.emp.de or our ebay-store.
There's also a book/shirt bundle available at both stores!
Darkness Within announced that the amazing debut EP of this incredible project of raw and fucking true Black Metal called Svartden, is out now.
A really highly recommended work for all of you who miss the lost essence of the original Black Metal in the early nineties, the one who played Gorgoroth, Zyklon-B, Immortal or Mayhem... six tracks that are a sonic steamroller full of sickly hate and bad mood, six tracks than be easily described with an only word, the one who entitles the EP, Black...
Black comes in our exclusive A5 sized deluxe digifile with the CD on shining black polycarbonate, in one and only print-run limited to only 66 hand-numbered copies although more than the half of these gone on preorder, and its completed with two Fruit of the Loom t-shirt short-runs with different designs, the cover of the EP and the bands logotype with the EPs title, limited in both cases to only 15 copies per design, that you can get individually or in a pack at special price...
ZØRORMR's 3rd black metal abomination is now available! You can order this from Ragnarok webstore.
The follow-up to the 2013 highly acclaimed black metal effort IHS is entitled Corpus Hermeticum and consists of 9 tracks with total play time over 45 minutes. The album is available in standard jewelcase format with 12 page booklet & the first official merch from ZORORMR - The Kybalion T-Shirt!
Needless to say that two tracks from the album have spectacular guest appearances. The legendary guitarist of Mercyful Fate & King Diamond, The GRAMMYs Award Nominee, Mike Wead recorded an exciting guitar lead for the title track Corpus Hermeticum. Also, Hal (Vader, has contributed with some really hellish vocals to In The Mouth Of Madness.
The album was recorded at Red Dragon Studio (guitars, bass, vocals and ambient), Hertz Studio (drums by Icanraz of DEVILISH IMPRESSIONS) and Icaros Studio (guitar leads by Quazarre of Devilish Impressions). The record was mixed and mastered at Sound Division Studio by Arek Malta Malczewski (BEHEMOTH!, HATEOFFICIAL).