Swedish Experimental/Progressive band THE MOTH GATHERER has premiered the first song from the upcoming debut album out on Agonia Records. "A Road of Gravel and Skulls" - an 8 minute massive track full of progressive emotions and melodic slower-sections, can be streamed below.The debut album entitled "A Bright Celestial Light" (cover below) will hit the shops on April 16th in Europe and April 30th in North America.
"A Bright Celestial Light" will consist of 5 original compositions with a total playing time of 44 minutes. The album has been mastered by Karl Daniel Liden (Terra Tenebrosa, grammy nominated Switchblade album) and will feature a guest appearance from Member 001 of The Konsortium fame.
01. The Water That We All Come To Need
02 . Intervention
03. A Road of Gravel and Skulls
04. The Womb, The Woe, The Woman
05. A Falling Deity
THE MOTH GATHERER's music is hard to label, due to band's non-one-dimensional approach towards the songs they create; the Experimental/Progressive etiquette seems almost too laconic to fully do justice to the spirit of the compositions. The debut offers up long and complex tracks, but still surprisingly simple and compelling. Abundance of tempo changes and variations that surround the album bask in emotionally charged, progressive yet utterly melodic slower-sections, addictive enough to stimulate the imagination.
"We just want our music to be an emotional explosion" - comments Alex, co-founder. "A lot of the songs is about death, missing people you loved who have passed away and losing hope in mankind. We want the music to make you feel like you can move mountains with it. I wish f or that when people hear our music, they start to dream away."
THE MOTH GATHERER is recommended for fans of Neurosis, Breach and Cult of Luna.
THE UPHEAVAL has recently inked a deal with the Canadian underground label Mulligore Production. The band's full-length ''Failure of Humanity'' will be issued on regular Jewel Case CD during the spring.
The album was mixed and mastered by Deniz Tuncer (SAINTS 'N' SINNERS) and was recorded at Ö.T's Liberty Studio. The mix/master took place at Tuncer's ''Beef Sound'' in March 2012. Both studios are located in Istanbul.
The track ''Obey the Beast'' can be streamed via the SoundCloud player below.
Exhumer, Italian brutal death metal band, who have worked on several tours in Europe and in the U.S., announces the return of bassist, Alyosha Danisi (already present on the first disc, "Bloodcurdling Tool of Digestion").
They are already in the recording studio at Break The Trend Sound Recordings recording the new full length album, "Degraded by Sepsis," to be released by Comatose Music. The album artwork was created by Jon Zig (who has worked for groups such as: Suffocation, Disgorge U.S.A., Pyaemia; Condemned; Inherit Disease; Putridity; Septycal Gorge etc.).
AZURE EMOTE (featuring members of DEATH, FEAR FACTORY, MONSTROSITY, TRISTANIA, RUMPELSTILTSKIN GRINDER and more) announces the completion of their 2nd studio album "The Gravity Of Impermanence" which will be released worldwide through SELFMADEGOD RECORDS April 3rd 2013.
"The Gravity Of Impermanence" is an original mix of Avant-garde Death Metal featuring pummeling blast beats, haunting female vocals, violins, saxophone, harmonica and a barrage of other eclectic surprises, all brought together into one melting pot of misanthropic darkness.
The cover art was once again done by AZURE EMOTE's own creator and frontman Mike Hrubovcak, who is known for illustrating artworks for SINISTER, GRAVE, CATTLE DECAPITATION, HATE ETERNAL, DECREPIT BIRTH, MORTICIAN, and many others. The album was recorded, mixed and mastered by Ron Vento of AURORA BOREALIS at NIGHTSKY STUDIOS.
"The Gravity Of Impermanence" contains 14 songs and over 1 hour of music.
01. Epoch of De-Evolution
02. Carpe Diem
03. Marching Forth
04. Sunrise Slaughter
05. Conduit of Atrophy
06. Veils of Looming Despair
08. The Living Spiral
09. Obsessive Time Directive
11. Destroyer of Suffering
12. Annunaki Illuminati
13. The Color of Blood
14. Puppet Deities
"The Gravity Of Impermanence" lineup is as follows:
SHOOT TO KILL is the name of the debut album of the revelation group of Chilean Thrash Metal SUICIDE NATION, the first album of the band formed in Talca is available under AUSTRALIS RECORDS.
Formed in 2006 by Félix Arto (vocals), Matías González (drums) and Guillermo Ramírez (bass), Suicide Nation enters the national scene with the edition of its first Ep ANOTHER WAY TO DIE in 2009 which the band begun to show musical ideas and all its power playing a new powerful thrash metal. A mini tour of Argentina, to be the finalist of the Escudo Rockaxis competition and playing as the opening band of Monstrosity in local concert were the anticipation of the creation of its debut album recorded in CARDIOIDE STUDIOS (Postumo Lumbre, Unsilent) owned by actual guitarist Carlos Puentes.
By now the band is promoting and preparing some shows in order to release the album in its home town. The art of the album was made by Miguel Toxik.
Easily one of the most anticipated Finnish death metal releases in recent memory, "Unending Degradation" from Helsinki's KRYPTS is due on February 19 via Dark Descent Records, with the vinyl version coming from Me Saco Un Ojo.
Los Angeles-based progressive death metal titans THE FACELESS have released the following statement regarding the departure of their drummer of the past five years, Lyle Cooper:
"To clear the air on a few details, THE FACELESS has decided to part ways with drummer Lyle Cooper due to a growing difference in the level of commitment to the project. We wish him the best of luck in his future endeavors and we're sure he'll continue to be successful with music. Having said that, we are very excited to announce that Alex Rudinger [THREAT SIGNAL, THE HAARP MACHINE] is our new full time drummer. We just played our first 3 shows with him in Mexico and what he brings to the band both musically and personally, is simply astounding. We are looking forward to a great future with Alex."
Walk As Chaos, the new extreme progressive metal collaboration from Alan Sacha Laskow (Divinity, Enditol) and Jerrod Maxwell-Lyster (Out of Your Mouth, Autobody) are proud to unleash their new music video in support of their first single 'Impasse'.
Directed by one of Alberta's leading independent music video directors, Doug Cook, the video incorporates various film making techniques like old school stop-motion photography, computer graphic elements mixed with live action along with fantastic set and costume design to bring 'Impasse' to the visual forefront.
"We are super excited about our new music video for "Impasse". Doug Cook (director) went the extra mile and we are proud to say we feel it sticks out as being modern & inventive - just like our music. When we started talking about how to bring the song into the visual realm, Doug decided the backdrop should be a futuristic world made up of lines that had a difficult time connecting with each other, like a maze. He also wanted to put Jerrod and I into situations that showcased our collaboration (singer/engineer) but also the frustration one can be faced with when being at a impasse, whether is be Man vs. Man, Man vs. Tech and Man vs. Nature etc." comments Laskow.
Norway's IN VAIN will release its third attack of progressive extreme metal, "Ænigma", on March 8 in Norway, March 15 in Germany and Austria and March 11 in the rest of Europe through Indie Recordings. The band's most extreme work to date, it was mixed and produced by the legendary Jens Bogren (OPETH, SOILWORK, BORKNAGAR) at Fascination Street in Örebro, Sweden. The cover artwork was designed by Robert Høyem.
According to a press release, "Ænigma" contains "eight songs of IN VAIN's unique trademark sound and as usual, IN VAIN has brought some guests along, and 'Ænigma' sees appearances by Lazare and Cornelius from SOLEFALD."
Commented IN VAIN's Johnar Håland: "We had a solid impression of the productions coming out of the Fascination Street Studio, and believed Jens was the right guy to give the music the crystal clear and powerful sound that it demands. Jens did not cut any corners and delivered a production par excellente."
The cover artwork for PANIKK's new album entitled "Unbearable Conditions", has been revealed. Due worldwide on March 12, 2013 via Metal Tank Records the album will contain the following track listing:
01. Panic Attack
03. Messiah of Decay
04. Away from Reality (Instrumental)
05. The Wave of Death
06. Playground of Visions
07. Revelation Of Truth (Acoustics)
08. Cruel World (Society to Adapt)
09. Unbearable Conditions
The single "Panic Attack" from the forthcoming album has been posted online at YouTube.com.
PANIKS Unbearable Conditions contain nothing but fast, old school and untamed thrash metal from one of the leading Slovenian bay-area influenced metal bands in the vein of VIO-LENCE, EVILDEAD, FORCED ENTRY and ACID REIGN.
German Sludge/Groove Metal gents BEISSERT have revealed a new song in their repertoire as well as details of their 3rd in career album. The release entitled "Darkness Devil Death" will invade the shops on the 12th of March in Europe and 30th of April in North America on Agonia Records. Première track off the album can be streamed below.
BEISSERT is a wild crossover between Rock, Sludge, Groove and Heavy Metal, led by memorable and characteristic vocals by BSSRT. The new album is recommended for fans of Mike Patton, Fantomas, Cluth, High On Fire, Pantera and Nevermore.
"Darkness Devil Death" was recorded and mixed at Kohlekeller Studio by Kristian Kohlmannslehner (Burden, Crematory, Powerwol f, Ava Inferi) and will feature a guest appearance of Thor Sten from Burden.
Italian super group featuring Marianna Alfieri (Kirlian Camera, Spectra Paris, Dark Lunacy), Gregorio Ferrarese (The Modern Age Slavery), Elena Alice Fossi (Kirlian Camera, Spectra Paris), Fabio Palombi (Nerve, Ritual of Rebirth) has signed a publishing deal with Wormholedeath/Dreamcell11/Aural Music Group.
Wormholedeath/Dreamcell11 will release their debut album titled "Immortal daughter of aesthetics" world-wide through Aural Music Group. Release date is due during 2013 still to be scheduled.
Marianna Alfieri stated: «"This is the first album I composed by myself and I'm very pleased to collaborate with Wormholedeath for its release. I'm very excited about the chance to spread my music with the help of friends of Wormholedeath. The team is experienced and professional and I'm sure that joining our forces will give Libria many opportunities through the great Wormholedeath network.»
Wormholedeath A&R "WORM" stated: "Leaving apart the true respect and admiration I feel for Marianna as a person and musician, when I listened to this album I wanted to support her project mainly for the potential of the album and Libria as a project itself. Immortal daughter of aesthetics is a powerful mix of melodic death metal, with an outstanding guitar work and majestic symphonic passages, lacerated by the dramatic vocals of Fabio Palombi. Furthermore the album features the guest appearance of Elena Alice Fossi (Kirlian Camera) and Alessia Cavalieri (Spectra Paris) on vocals and Francesca Dardani on violin. Nowadays Libria also features my friend monster drummer Gregorio Ferrarese. Look away from the lighthouse, and follow the stars!
The original idea of LIBRIA was inspired by Equilibrium, a Kurt Wimmers film (2002). Libria is a city-state based on a strong absolute power, controlling the mind of people by the mean of Prozium, a drug which suppresses emotions. The peace and control obtained in this way is not so different from the way our society tries to keep us blind and deaf to the awareness of Truth. Our soul can be rescued by detaching from physical senses, and increasing the power of our mind, with strong discipline and will, without any drugs, just relying on our own mental forces. From these principles and ranging over reflections about death, life, spiritual growing and esoteric studies, the whole concept of Libria was born.
Massacre Records is set to unleash the debut album from American thrash outfit HATRIOT, celebrating the comeback of the infamous original vocalist for Bay Area legends Exodus, Testament and others, Steve Zetro Souza!
Having recently signed a deal with Germanys Massacre Records, the band are now prepared to drop their debut, Heroes Of Origin, the album set for North American release on February 12th, and preceded by the European release next week, on January 25th. Raging with old-school Bay Area thrash metal in the best Testament/Exodus/Forbidden tradition, the albums ten anthems were produced by Juan Urteaga at Trident Studios (Testament, Heathen, Exodus, Skinlab). The cover art and booklet was designed by Mark Devito (Motörhead, Laaz Rockit, Ruffians, Exodus).