Today melodic death metal legion AMON AMARTH reveals a trailer for their forthcoming mini documentary which can be viewed at www.metalblade.com/amonamarth . Fittingly titled Forging Mjölnir, the short film will appear as a three-part series with each official segment slated to premiere via the bands microsite at deceiver.amonamarth.com.
The Forging Mjölnir documentary comes in anticipation of AMON AMARTHs ninth studio offering, Deceiver of the Gods. Recorded at Backstage Studios in Derbyshire, UK, and produced, mixed and mastered by Andy Sneap (Opeth, Megadeth, Exodus, Arch Enemy, Killswitch Engage), the follow-up to the bands critically acclaimed 2011 Surtur Rising full-length delivers ten fiery battle hymns made of buzzsaw riffs and epic harmonies all driven by vocalist Johan Heggs commanding Viking roar and absorbing accounts of Norse crusades and treachery. Deceiver of the Gods comes adorned with another outstanding Tom Thiel-created cover portraying a mythical battle between the Norse Gods Loki and Thor. As an added bonus, Messiah Marcolin (Candlemass) makes an appearance as guest vocalist on eighth track, Hel.
View the black and white Forging MjöLnir trailer where the band discusses their earliest musical influences, as well as a stream of opening title track and first single, Deceiver of the Gods and special preorder info below.
The Brazilian band of Death Metal, Metacrose, discloses the cover of the album ``INTERRORGATE´´. This is the first conceptual work of the band, scheduled for release in the beginning of the second half of this year. The 10 tracks, all authorship of the band, possess written lyrics from questions that address topics such as the human condition, ethics and the malaises contemporary.
Curiosity The album's name is a neologism created from the merger of the word, ``INTERROGATE´´, of the language english with the word ``TERROR´´ of the portuguese language. The first term refers the lyrics in form of quest, between them Whats wrong with Killing? and How can I know who I am?. The second symbolizes the aspects tragic and grotesque of a determined vision of reality: fear, suffering and non-conformism in the face the pains in the world, as also feelings of aggression, of revolt, and the violence aesthetically sublimated in the compositions of the band. Graphic art and music production The Renowned cartoonist Edi Guedes, with several works recognized in the United States, signs the graphic creation. This is an added attraction to the band's fans and lovers of the ninth art. A meeting between the playfulness and violence, which translates in visual language the atmosphere of the disco - In it has of more far-fetched in sequential art. Lastly, the musical production is work of Victor Hugo Targino, which is among the most creative and competent brazilian producers of the heavy metal of the actuality.
France's avantgarde black metal outfit GLORIOR BELLI has inked a worldwide record deal with Agonia Records. Band's fifth full-length album, successor to "The Great Southern Darkness" from 2011, is set to be released in the fall of 2013.
Consequently climbing the ladder of innovation and artistic development, the French quartet managed to work out a very own sound and view in the often stiff frames found within the black metal genre. Descriptions such as "Avant-garde black metal bluesmen" (Pitchfork) or "bluesy doom-sludge" (Metal Sucks) are only the two sides of the same coin, that will reveal a new flip this autumn.
"We are absolutely thrilled to have the chance to work with Agonia Records and it's only fair given the efforts and determination of both Glorior Belli and Agonia Records into making genuine music that stands the test of time." - commented the band.
Canadian thrash monsters FATALITY are unleashing their new album entitled 'Psychonaut' for release on June 28th, 2013 along with an epic tour of Canada and the USA that will kick off in Oshawa, ON June 21st and wrap up in Buffalo, NY on August 28th.
Guitarist Eytan Gordon comments:"We are very pleased with how Pyschonaut sounds and are very proud of the new single "Thoughts Collide". We are incredibly excited to get back out on the road and play the new music for all our fans. Thanks to all who have contributed through our indiegogo campaign and helped further us along to make this coming year an unforgettable one!"
Indian death metal band Reptilian Death have released a lyric video for a new single 'O' off their sophomore album 'The Dawn And Consummation And Emergence'. The album is scheduled to be released in India on 19th May 2013 via Universal Music India. The band recently unveiled the artwork for the album created by Michal 'Xaay' Loranc who has previously worked with the likes of Nile, Behemoth, Karl Sanders etc. Worldwide release dates for the album have yet to be announced. "We're still in talks with labels and distribution partners, we feel this album deserves a proper release so we'll try and close these deals soon. If nothing works out fans can expect it to be self released around 25th June 2013, worldwide." said Sahil Makhija, owner of Demonstealer Records.
JESUS CHRÜSLER SUPERCAR will release their debut album Among The Ruins and Lands on 31st Mai 2013 via vönHell Records/Sound Pollution/Rough Trade. The Stockholm trio present us a dirty, hard and kick ass album. With their rough Supreme Swedish Death n Roll they sound like a real bastard of Entombed and Motörhead. Among The Ruins And Desolate Lands was produced in the legendary Sunlight Studio by no one else than Tomas Skogsberg (Entombed, The Hellacopters, Backyard Babies ).
Altogether twelve songs blast with a modern pressure. The first single Killing Machine was already released on 30th April 2013 and the appropriate music video came as a real bombshell into the Swedish metal scene what smoothed the way for some of their songs to be played into nationwide radio stations. The songs Before I Turn You Down and Death Row Blues are supported by JESUS CHRÜSLER SUPERCAR friend LG Petrov, the frontman of Entombed, on vocals.
Among The Ruins And Desolate Land will be available as CD and download and for friends of good old vinyl there will be a special edition in black gold. This album will create a sensation and finally celebrate the return of Swedish Supreme Death n Roll.
Ancient Roman death metal band ADE has posted a new lyric video for their brutal track 'Sanguine Pluit In Arena', which is off their latest offering Spartacus and features extreme metal drummer George Kollias (Nile, Nightfall).
Swedish black metal band SVARTSYN unveiled the second track off the upcoming full-length album entitled "Black Testament".
The album is coming to shops on the 28th of May in Europe and 11th of June in North America on Agonia Records.
01. Revelation in the waters
02. Venom of the underworld
03. Demoness with seven names
04. Carving a temple
05. Eyes of the earth
06. Rising beast
07. Black testament
According to the band founder and mastermind - Ornias - "Black Testament" can be described as a "sinister mix between Destruction Of Man (2003) and Timeless Reign (2007) releases." He also added: "it's a journey through my spiritual darkness and death."
The album was recorded at Mortsella Studio, Sweden. A short series of video clips* documenting the recording process (vocals, guitars and drums) can be viewed at the links below:
From Santiago, Chile, comes yet another amazing Death Metal act in the shape of ISTENGOAT. Formed at the begining of 2011 with the main goal of creating a simple, direct & powerful sound which can transmit the sensation of being infront of a tornado.
The band has recently teamed up with Swedish underground label, BLOOD HARVEST, for the vinyl release of the bands upcoming debute album titled "Atlas Shrugged". Recording will commence in July, 2013.
The CD edition will be handled in S. America through Soul Erazer (Brazil).
In the meantime, as an introduction, BLOOD HARVEST will re-release ISTENGOAT's sold-out debut from 2012, "MMXII" on a limited 7"EP vinyl edition. The band has just finished assembling the last parts for the 7"EP layout and it's been sent of to press.
The Japanese Thrashcore/Crossover Metal Band BEYOND DESCRIPTION has just finished the mixing of their eleven songs for their new album "An Elegy For Depletion", the follow-up of their 2011 release "Proof of the Truth". The new album will be released in Europe on June 25th by the Italian label Punishment 18 Records.