The debut album from the Ukrainian progressive death-doom band Odradek Room is now available to order from Hypnotic Dirge Records. The 'Bardo. Relative Reality.' album consists of seven songs and an hour playtime, released in a digipack with a 12 page booklet including the full album's lyrics in both Russian and English. The album is also available online for free streaming(below) and digital downloads on bandcamp.
Named after one of Franz Kafka's short stories, Odradek Room is an atmospheric and progressive death-doom band with post-rock leanings from Mariupol, Ukraine. Initially formed in 2008 under the name 'Shards of Silence', the past five years has given the band ample time to develop and refine their sound for their debut album 'Bardo. Relative Reality.' Creating dynamic and profound music, rich in tempo and mood variation, Odradek Room has crafted an extremely strong debut which perfectly shows the duality between the aggressive and melancholic sides of death-doom combining slow plodding riffs, soaring emotional melodies, post-rock leanings, and a psychedelic touch to create a rich canvas of sonic majesty. A conceptual album based on the ideas of the Tibetan Book of the Dead and surreal images of the subliminal consciousness, the album consists of seven songs and an hour playtime, released in a digipack with a 12 page booklet including the full album's lyrics in both Russian and English, since it was very important to the band for the lyrical concept of this work to be comprehensible in both languages. Unique, mature, and with a well-defined personality, Bardo. Relative Reality. is a highly recommended debut album from this young Ukrainian band.
This April, Odradek Room will share the stage with Mourning Beloveth, Shape of Despair, Kauan, Crypt of Silence, and I Miss my Death at the sixth installment of Ukraine's largest Doom festival, Doom Over Kiev!
Today, Hells Headbangers/Hammerheart Records announces May 28th as the international release date for the CD version of Joel Grind's The Yellowgoat Sessions debut. The solo project of the selfsame Toxic Holocaust founder/frontman, Joel Grind's The Yellowgoat Sessions bears many similarities to the early days of Toxic Holocaust - especially the Critical Mass demo - but goes down a darker, dirtier, decidedly more primitive route. The (toxic) result is 10 tracks of raw and fuzzed-out rock 'n' roll / metal / punk in the vein of the first Bathory album and early Motorhead. Says JJoel Grind, "If you are looking for over-produced shit that passes as 'metal' today, this is NOT for you!".
Today, Hells Headbangers/Hammerheart Records announces May 14th as the international release date for GRAVEWÜRM's brand-new album, Infernal Minions. The American band's ninth full-length overall, Gravewürm's Infernal Minions "represents our continued path of worshipping the ancient gods of black metal," says founding vocalist/guitarist Funeral Grave. With cover art done by Massacre's Kam Lee, Infernal Minions indeed pays respect to the blackened altar of Hellhammer and Venom, Burzum and Beherit, Goatloard and Grand Belial's Key. Obstinate in their refusal to compromise, dedicated to the bitter end: For 23 years now, Gravewürm have been their own masters, and Infernal Minions is the aggregate accumulation of their arcane wisdom.
Magenta Harvest, started as a two-man project in 2005, when former ...and Oceans members Timo K (Havoc Unit, O, ex-...and Oceans) and Janne (MyGrain, ex-...and Oceans) wanted to continue making early ...and Oceans kind of music. Years later the project has been transformed into a full 5-piece band, when bassist Jonas (Chthonian, The Iniquity Descent), Guitarist Timo H and latest addition singer Mathias (Finntroll, Chthonian, The Iniquity Descent) joined in the line-up.
After two well-received EP's: a Familiar Room (2011) and Apparition Of Ending (2012), the band is ready to enter studio (SoundSpiral Audio) in May and record as yet untitled full-length album with Juho Räihä. The release date is planned for the summer/fall 2013 according to finnish label Inverse Records.
South American Black Metal horde Patria recently unleashed a new album teaser for 'Nihil Est Monastica'. The trailer was created by Swedish producer Håkan Sjodin, who previously worked for Marduk on their latest official video for 'Souls For Belial'. The band have now released a new track from the album 'Ascendant of Darkness' in advance of it's release via Drakkar Productions on 13th March 2013.Mantus comments on the release as a definite step forward for Patria, adding that "'Nihil Est Monastica' is an album going through a bit fresh musical conception if compared to our previous releases. There's no walls at all concerning our creativity on this record. We just decided to do what we had to do, naturally, without any worries about labels or rules. Something that would pleasure our own ears as real Black Metal fans, you know. We're also mixing different influences and elements. It also has a little better production, but even still keeping that necro and lowfi characteristics of the early Black Metal sound. The cover art was signed by the great artist Costin Chioreanu (Darkthrone, Ulver, Aura Noir, Absu, etc.)"
Details of "Dirty", the 6th full-length album from Italo-Norwegian hard-industrial-electro extreme metallers ABORYM have been announced. The 10-track double album (cover below), which will be available in digipak, jewel case and gatefold double LP formats, is set for release on Agonia Records on the 28th May in Europe and the 11th June in the USA/North America.
"Dirty" was recorded at the Fear No One Studios in Italy with Emiliano Natali, reprising his Sound Engineers role from the bands "Psychogrotesque" album, and it is helmed by Marc Urselli of New Yorks Eastside Sound Studio who has worked with the likes of Mike Patton and Lou Reed. The electronic part of the album is engineered by D. Loop (Kebabtraume, Limbo). R.G. Narchost (Stormcrow, Demon's Shade, Drowning Ashes) created "The Spiral shaped chamber" custom sounds library for the band. Artwork for the album is by ABORYMs Fabban.
The first CD of the album features new material, whilst the second CD featu res two tracks from previous albums, which have been completely re-arranged and re-recorded, covers of tracks by Iron Maiden, Pink Floyd and Nine Inch Nails, and a previously unreleased track performed by both musicians such as Agonia BV, Tamara Picardo, Samuel Heru Ra Ha MK, Hostis, Ulven, Mike Bizzini, David Cholasta, Tobias Dünnebacke, Jonathan Butcher, Jessy Lavallee, Thomas Hochstetler, Mary J. Rooks, Amanda Neilson and Mark Llewellyn, as well as several fans. The song was written by Alberto Penzin (CO2, ex-Schizo) and was spliced together from all the different sources.
01. Irreversible Crisis
02. Across the Universe
06. I dont Know05. Raped by Daddy
07. The Factory of Death
08. Helter Skelter Youth
09. Face the Reptile
10. The Day the Sun Stopped Shining
01. Fire Walk With Us (new version originally released on Fire Walk With Us)
02. Roma Divina Urbs (new version originally released on Kali Yuga Bizarre)
Swedish Black Metal metallers SVARTSYN have revealed details of their forthcoming full-length album entitled "Black Testament". The release will hit the shops on the 28th of May in Europe and 11th of June in North America.
According to the band founder and mastermind - Ornias - "Black Testament" can be described as a "sinister m ix 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 below.
Guitars:Vocals:"Bla ck Testament" will consist of 7 original tracks and be available on CD, LP (first 100 copies available on a coloured vinyl) and digital.
Brutal/grinders PSYCHOTIC DESPAIR have found an agreement with Nadir Promotion in order to promote their new album "Words for Empty Spaces". The new work from the Czech Republic band will see the light on digital and standard market on the incoming 6th of March.
The upcoming full-length is described as a mix of grindcore in the Napalm Death/Terrorizer vein, with death metal influences (Dying fetus/ misery Index above all).
Check out a making of an official video of Enduring The Eternal Molestation Of Flame taken from the bands latest release At The Gate Of Sethu. Watch as the group provides a behind-the-scenes impression of last years intense video shoot in Greece. The clip was directed by Jon Simvonis (Septic Flesh, Devils Train).
Swedish melodic metal band Soilworks new upcoming, first dual-disc album The Living Infinite scheduled for release on February 27 in Asia, in Europe on March 1, and in North America on March 5 via license to Marquee Records. And now Long Live The Misanthrope, a new track from The Living Infinite, is available for streaming on YouTube.
We Are Legion are currently tracking their new album Exit Humanity at 14:59 Studios with producer Will Maravelas (Shadow Society, Plague Of Stars). Mixing and mastering the album will be from the famed engineer J-F Dagenais (Kataklysm, Ex-Deo, Despised Icon). The band has also commissioned renowned Minnesota-based tattoo artist Dan Dittmer to design exclusive artwork, merchandise, and promotional materials for Exit Humanity.
Norwegian/Polish blackened death metal act NAUMACHIA is currently recording new album. At the beginning of this year in Hertz Studio (Behemoth, Vader) Naumachia recorded drums, bass and rhythm guitar parts for their upcoming yet-untitled fourth album. You can already check the first studio report with new music in the background here:The band is going to return to Hertz Studio in April to finish the recordings and focus on post-production. Lyrics for the new album will be written by Marcin Urbas (ex-Sceptic) who will also record vocal parts to one of the songs.
The final outcome will be strong and clear. Weve changed completely our sound of bass and guitars. Rhythm section sounds perfectly already at this stage. Were having some surprises here and there music sounds very fresh and vivid, has lots of melodies, blastbeats can be hardly spotted seems like weve slowed down a bit. Almost everything was composed live. For many people is may be surprising album, but thats exactly what we had expected. The compositions are great and we have no doubts that this will be the most mature effort of Naumachia. Weve worked hard and long to achieve the sound we finally have. conclude Naumachia musicians.
Latest Naumachia album is Black Sun Rising released in 2009 via Witching Hour Productions.
Swedish black metal outfit PEST has inked a record deal with Agonia Records. Band's fourth full-length album, entitled "The Crowning Horror", is tentatively slated for June 2013 release.
The album will be preceded by an EP featuring two new tracks, which will be released this April. It will be available on a 7" vinyl and titled "Black Oath c/w Morbid Revelations". More news will follow shortly. The band commented: "After years of silence a new wave of black death will finally strike the world. The plague is upon us. Bring the darkness!"