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ARDUINI / BALICH - ‘The Wraith’ lyric video available

One month after the release of their highly acclaimed debut “Dawn Of Ages”, ARDUINI/BALICH present a new lyric video today.

"The Wraith" is available at this location: https://youtu.be/Naf_KQzpi8k

The 13-min long composition is one of the strongest of the album and sums up quite well the atmosphere of "Dawn Of Ages": Precise drumming, heavy, doom-tinged and sometimes ethereal guitar work acting as a counterpart to the dramatic and passionate vocal interpretation.

"Dawn of Ages" has been released on February 24th, 2017 via Cruz Del Sur Music and is available on CD, double (splatter) vinyl and digitally.

ESCARNIUM - 'Interitus' vinyl version - New lyric video available

"Interitus", the highly acclaimed current album of Brazilian Death Metal horde ESCARNIUM, will finally get its vinyl treatment!

The LP version, coming on 4th April 2017 via Testimony Records, will be limited to 300 copies worldwide and includes a printed inner-sleeve. Orders are possible here: http://bit.ly/2m9IugL + http://bit.ly/2iNy9QU

Alongside with this announcement Testimony Records presents a brand new lyric video.

Enter the rotten crypt of ESCARNIUM and check out “While The Furnace Burns” at this location: https://youtu.be/FPivsFeRaTc
LADY BEAST signs to Cruz Del Sur Music

Cruz Del Sur Music proudly announce the signing of US Heavy Metal band LADY BEAST!

Formed in 2010, LADY BEAST has so far released two full lengths (simply entitled “I” and “II”) and an EP (“Metal Immortal”) for French label Inferno Records. Authors of an aggressive and fast-paced heavy metal with traditional influences from Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Acid, and combining killer twin guitars with the energetic presence of vocalist Deborah Levine, the band will soon enter the studio to record their new album “Vicious Breed” - to be released in late 2017 on CD, vinyl and digitally.

Deborah Levine - vocals,
Andy Ramage - lead guitar,
Chris Tritschler - rhythm guitar,
Greg Colaizzi - bass,
Adam Ramage - drums

HARAKIRI FOR THE SKY - Nominated for Austrian music award

HARAKIRI FOR THE SKY are nominated for the most important austrian music award called “Amadeus Austrian Music Awards” in the category “Hard & Heavy”.


Voting ends on March 29th and you can vote one time each week for Harakiri For The Sky.
The winner will be announced on May 4th in the Wiener Volkstheater and will be broadcasted live by austrian TV channel ORF.

Voting link: http://voting.amadeusawards.at/voting

The aim of HARAKIRI FOR THE SKY has always been to create a unique mixture of melancholy and aggression, madness and meaning, and wrapped in alternately manic/mellow songs that bridge black metal and atmospheric post-rock. Their latest album "III: Trauma" was released in July 2016 via Art Of Propaganda.
AZARATH - Second new song from "In Extremis" released

Poland's death/black metal masters AZARATH have revealed a second new song in anticipation of their upcoming album "In Extremis", due out April 7th via Agonia Records.

Listen to the track "Annihilation (Smite All the Illusions)" at this link: https://youtu.be/wzdG4XgsWwI

OMEN / BATTLEROAR - Split single announcement

CRUZ DEL SUR MUSIC is pleased and proud to present its upcoming April release, a split 7’’ featuring two legends in epic Metal, OMEN and BATTLEROAR!

The 7” will feature two unreleased tracks, OMEN “Up From The Deep” and BATTLEROAR “Stronghold”. It will be released in a deluxe edition on the occasion of OMEN’s European tour in April/May 2017.

BATTLEROAR’s “Stronghold” is in the same style as the fastest and heaviest songs on their last album “Blood Of Legends” (Cruz Del Sur, 2014). It shows a massive rhythmic session, great leads and Gerrit’s classic, epic and melodic vocals.

OMEN’s “Up From The Deep” sounds as if it was taken directly from “Battle Cry”… War cries introduce the legendary OMEN sound, with Kenny Powell painting a majestic tapestry of guitar notes above which Kevin Goocher delivers a brazen complimentary vocal performance.
Besides, both bands have faced line-up additions in these latest months and the 7’’ is the occasion to test how the new line ups work.

BATTLEROAR just announced the addition of Greg Vlachos (ex-Marauder) on drums, and Michael Kontogiorgis (ex-Spitfire, Exoristoi and more) on guitars as permanent members.
While OMEN just announced on their facebook page the addition of two new members to the line-up. Both of them are Kenny Powell and Kevin Goocher's long-time partners in crime: Roger Sisson wrote many of the “Battle Cry”’s riffs but was never part of the Omen line-up.. Now after 30 years he’s the official new bass-player! And the new drummer, Reece Stanley, was in the Phantom X line-up together with Kevin…

The 7’’ will be officially presented at Keep It True 2017, where OMEN will play alongside with Cirith Ungol, Manilla Road, Atlantean Kodex among others.
DISTILLATOR - Second song from "Summoning The Malicious" available for streaming

Dutch Thrashers DISTILLATOR have unleashed another song from their upcoming new album "Summoning The Malicious".

Check out “Mechanized Existence” at this location: https://youtu.be/eXFaj2ohO0Q

"Summoning The Malicious" will be released on 1st May 2017 via Empire Records. The concept album, with the main focus on freedom as a whole, introduces more diversity, melody and character than its predecessor "Revolutionary Cells" (2015) and offers elements that go even far beyond the Thrash Metal genre. It was recorded in the band’s own studio, mix and mastering were done by Dennis Köhne (Sodom, Melechesh, Exumer, etc).

A lyric video for the track "Estates Of The Realm" is available here: https://youtu.be/u7uFI4IE2C4

1. Blinded By Chauvinism
2. Mechanized Existence
3. Estates Of The Realm
4. Summoning The Malicious
5. Enter The Void
6. Algorithmic Citizenship
7. Stature Of Liberty
8. The King Of Kings
9. Megalomania

THEM - Tourdates 2017

The international Metal project THEM will embark on a first tour in 2017! The band's line-up is consisting of stellar musicians from around the globe: Mike LePond / Bass (Symphony X), Kevin Talley / Drums (Suffocation), Markus Ullrich / Guitars (Lanfear, Septagon), Markus Johansson / Guitars (Sylencer), Richie Seibel / Keyboards (Lanfear) and Troy Norr "KK Fossor" / Vocals (Coldsteel).

Their highly acclaimed debut concept album "Sweet Hollow" was released in September 2016 via Empire Records. A lyric video for the song "Dead Of Night" is available here: http://youtu.be/nQJA8JBP1dM

THEM - "Cemetery Tour & Festival appearances 2017"
May 12 - DE - Live Music Hall, Mörlenbach-Weiher
May 13 - DE - MTS, Oldenburg
May 18 - DE - Bambi Galore, Hamburg
May 19 - DK - Heavy Agger Festival, Agger
May 20 - DE - Roxy, Flensburg
May 21 - NL - Little Devil, Tilburg
May 24 - PT - Club RCA, Lisbon
May 25 - ES - Sala Gruta 77, Madrid
May 26 - ES - Sala Paberse Matao, Valencia
May 27 - ES - C. C. Valdefierro, Zaragoza
May 28 - ES - Salamandra 2, Barcelona
Sep 29 - DE - Night of the Banging Heads V, Frankenthal
Sep 30 - DE - Harder Than Steel Festival, Dittigheim
Oct 01 - BE - De verlichte Geest, Roeselare
Oct 20 - AT - Mountains Of Madness, Innsbruck

VENENUM - New song available

German Death Metallers VENENUM have unleashed another song of their upcoming new album "Trance of Death" which will be released on 17th March 2017 via Sepulchral Voice Records.

Check out "The Nature Of The Ground" at this location: https://soundcloud.com/sepulchral-voice-records/venenum-the-nature-of-the-ground

1. Entrance
2. Merging Nebular Drapes
3. The Nature Of The Ground
4. Cold Threat
5. Trance Of Death Part I: Reflections
6. Trance Of Death Part II: Metanoia Journey
7. Trance Of Death Part III: There Are Other Worlds...
HERETOIR - New videoclip available

German Post Metallers HERETOIR have published a videoclip for their new song "The White" at this location: https://youtu.be/wfW3K5HTqhg

The track is taken from their upcoming new album "The Circle" which will be released on 24th March 2017 via Northern Silence Productions.

Combining the emotional and atmospheric elements of Black Metal with progressive rhythm-laden modern Metal structures and the beauty of Post Rock and Shoegaze, HERETOIR is a nostalgic, melancholic and soothing soundtrack in a mad world.

1. Alpha
2. The White
3. Inhale
4. Golden Dust
5. My Dreams Are Lights In The Sky
7. Exhale
8. Eclipse
9. Laniakea Dances (Soleils Couchants)
10. Fading With The Grey
11. The Circle (Omega)

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