UNRAVEL - New Song Stream 'Reign Of Wasps'
Australian Death-Grinders UNRAVEL have unleashed a second song from their upcoming debut full-length "Eras Of Forfeit".
"Reign Of Wasps" is crushing necks at this location now: https://testimonyrecords.bandcamp.com/track/reign-of-wasps
The album, featuring an amazing artwork by renowned artist Dan Seagrave, will be released via Testimony Records on 13th April 2018 on CD, limited Vinyl (100 x transparent red/black marbled, 200 x black - both versions including DIN A1 artwork poster) and in digital formats.
UNRAVEL exhume the brutally-primal sledge hammer of Old School Death Metal and ravage it with the violent, political consciousness of Grindcore and Hardcore Punk to sonically smack the heck out of punters in their path.
Pre-order options are available here: https://testimonyrecords.bandcamp.com/album/unravel-eras-of-forfeit + http://testimonyrecords.bigcartel.com
LEATHER - New videoclip available
Heavy Metal act LEATHER, fronted by Leather Leone who is one of the most legendary female heavy metal vocalists of all time, have released a lyric video for a new song entitled "Lost at Midnite".
Check it out at this location: https://youtu.be/y5HbAWfllfg
The track is taken from the upcoming new album "II", which will be released in Europe via High Roller Records on 13th April 2018. Watch out!
www.facebook.com/LeatherLeone / www.hrrecords.de
BLOOD TSUNAMI - New Album 'Grave Condition' - Details and Songstream
Norwegian Thrashers BLOOD TSUNAMI, featuring Ex-Emperor-Drummer Faust in their ranks, finally return with a new album!
"Grave Condition", the band’s fourth full-length offering, will be released on 27th April 2018 via Soulseller Records on CD, vinyl and digitally. Be prepared for relentless violent beating through a highly addictive blend of Thrash with touches of Punk and Classic Heavy Metal. Grumpier, filthier and harder than ever before!
The opening track "Poison Tongue" is ripping off heads now at this location: https://youtu.be/SrkuEl2D8z8
BLOOD TSUNAMI states on the album: "This release was originally intended to be a little 7" with only four new songs. Cool enough, but then we started lookin' thru some old stuff and found some unreleased tracks. They're raw and rough, with warts and all. Bam! Suddenly we had an album. And we dig it! Like a grave! Indulge!"
1. Poison Tongue
2. The Allegory Of The Cave
3. The Collapse
5. The Acid King
6. The Cruel Leading The Fool
7. In The Dungeon Of The Rats
8. For Faen i Hælvete!
9. Steel Meets Steel
www.facebook.com/bloodtsunamiofficial / www.soulsellerrecords.com
SANHEDRIN - Deal with Cruz Del Sur Music
SANHEDRIN, one of the most exciting new bands to emerge from the Brooklyn music scene, has signed with Cruz Del Sur Music for the April 27th European and May 4th North American vinyl release of their debut full-length, “A Funeral For The World”.
The 2014 creation of guitarist Jeremy Sosville (BLACK ANVIL) and drummer Nathan Honor, SANHEDRIN was eventually joined by former AMBER ASYLUM and LOST GOAT bassist/vocalist Erica Stoltz, whose vocal and lyrical exploits quickly became the perfect complement to the pair’s fledgling compositions. The trio produced a self-titled demo in 2015, but it wasn’t until “A Funeral For The World” did the band come into their own. Boasting a familiar, but not derivative sound, SANHEDRIN’s songwriting is rooted in the classics, translating into a fresh and honest take on rock and metal that easily crosses into doom, hard rock and stoner metal territory.
Live stints with ACID KING, CASTLE, CAULDRON, CRYPT SERMON, HELL FIRE, KHEMMIS, MAGIC CIRCLE and SATAN furthered honed SANHEDRIN’s approach, ultimately leading to Cruz Del Sur Music offering the band a deal.
www.facebook.com/sanhedrinband / www.cruzdelsurmusic.com
SENTIENT HORROR - New EP ‘The Crypts Below’ - Details and First Song revealed
New Jersey based Death Metallers SENTIENT HORROR strike back with a new EP!
"The Crypts Below" will be released on 30th March 2018 via Testimony Records on CD, limited vinyl and digitally. The North American release will be handled by Redefining Darkness Records.
Featuring 4 new songs and a cover version of the EDGE OF SANITY classic "Darkday", it paints a beautifully haunting landscape that celebrates Death Metal’s past while carving a hollow path towards the future. The EP was produced by bandleader Matt Moliti, mixed by Damian Herring (Subterranean Watchtower Studios, Virginia USA) and mastered by Dan Swanö at Unisound Studios. The cover artwork was created by Juanjo Castellano.
A first track, entitled "Bled Dry By The Night", and pre-order options are available at these locations: https://testimonyrecords.bandcamp.com/album/sentient-horror-the-crypts-below +
Matt Moliti states: "The idea for this EP was to go for the throat and never let up. The songs came out fast, brutal, and a little more complex than the material on ‘Ungodly Forms’. No leftovers or B sides here... these tunes are solid from front to back, and I believe this will serve as a an excellent bridge point between our debut and whatever we wind up doing on the 2nd full length. Covering ‘Darkday’ was a blast. We've played it live a few times, and since Edge of Sanity is one of our biggest influences, it was an obvious choice for a cover."
1. Enter Crypts Below
2. Bled Dry By The Night
3. Hatchet Crimes
4. Hell Marked
5. Darkday (Edge Of Sanity - Cover)
www.facebook.com/sentienthorrorofficial / www.facebook.com/testimonyrecords
THE SPIRIT - Sounds From The Vortex - Vinyl Announcement
German Black/Death horde THE SPIRIT will finally release their highly acclaimed debut album "Sounds From The Vortex" on Vinyl via Eternal Echoes.
The release date has been set for February 28th, preorder starts today. Keep an eye on the band’s shop: http://thespirit.bigcartel.com
The LP edition comes in 180g / Gatefold-12'' and will be limited to 500 copies: 450 in black, 50 in blue/black.
24.03.2018 - Helvete, Oberhausen DE
28.04.2018 - Garage, Saarbrücken DE
PRIMITAI - British Melodic Metallers sign with Dissonance Productions
PRIMITAI will release their fourth full length album entitled “The Calling” on May 25th 2018. Get ready as something special is about to be unleashed, heed “The Calling”, it’s a killer slab of high quality melodic metal.
PRIMITAI (pronouned Primi-tie) are a London based melodic metal band drawing inspiration from classic heavy metal and combining it with a modern production, intensity and a subtle progressive edge. Whether sharing the stage with NWOBHM bands like Saxon, power metallers Edguy, thrash bands like Warbringer, or even Scandinavian sleaze rock like Crashdiet, the power, melody and intensity of Primitai’s songs and performance has struck a chord with fans across a wide spectrum of metal.
Serj/Primitai: “We’re extremely proud to say that we have signed with Dissonance Productions. The vision shown by them shows what potential this label has to really put Britain back on the Heavy Metal map”.
Steve/Dissonance: “An exciting band that to my mind has been criminally overlooked thus far. I hope signing us will put them on the map, they deserve it!"
GRAVEYARD - 'Back To The Mausoleum' EP coming this April
Spanish Death Metallers GRAVEYARD return with a new EP!
To celebrate 10 years of madness, sonic debauchery and total Death Metal worship, GRAVEYARD decided that it was time to go back to the ‘House of Death / Mountains of Madness’ (a filthy garage up in the Castelldefels mountains), bring a trailer of equipment (and beers) and try to do something similar to their first ever demo "Into The Mausoleum", which was recorded right there shortly after the band's formation back in the day.
"Back To The Mausoleum" will be released on 27th April 2018 via War Anthem Records on CD and Vinyl and features a cover artwork Matt "Putrid" Carr. It was entirely written, rehearsed and recorded at this infamous 'House of Death', while the fine tuning with overdubs, solos and vocals was done at Moontower Studios owned by guitarist Javi Félez.
Check out the first track of this alcohol infused two-day-session (200 beers in 1 day - there you go…) at this location: https://soundcloud.com/war-anthem-records/graveyardes-an-epiphany-of-retribution
1. Scorched Earth
2. And The Shadow Came
3. Craving Cries I Breath
4. In Contemplation
5. An Epiphany Of Retribution
www.facebook.com/deathmetalgraveyard / www.war-anthem.de
SUSPERIA - 'My Darkest Moment' music video premiere
Norwegian metallers SUSPERIA release music video for the track "My Darkest Moment". The video was filmed by Costin Chioreanu (Twilight 13 Media) and Gina Sandulescu. The song comes from the band's upcoming album "The Lyricist", set to be released on March 16th via Agonia Records.
Watch the video here: https://youtu.be/oW00nyP9JTo
"The Lyricist" was recorded at three different studios in Norway between February 2015 and May 2016. The album was later mixed and mastered at Strand Studio (Chrome Division, The Wretched End, In Vain) by Marius Strand. Cover design and artwork was prepared by Vincent Fouquet. New band photos were shot by Espen Bakken.
GATEKEEPER - 'East Of Sun' Album Cover Revealed
Soon, the metal world will get to absorb the sounds of GATEKEEPER’s first full-length album, “East Of Sun”, an epic metal tour-de-force that will see the light of day on 27th April 2018 via Cruz Del Sur Music.
Rewind back to the early months of 2017, though, and it was legendary British artist Duncan Storr (DARK FOREST, EDGE OF SANITY, RAGE, SKYCLAD) who became one of the first people to hear the demos that would ultimately become “East Of Sun”. Well before they were signed to Cruz Del Sur, GATEKEEPER leader Geoff Blackwell mustered up the courage to email Storr a demo to see if he’d be willing to work on the project. Luckily for Blackwell and co., Storr took an immediate liking to GATEKEEPER and got down to business.
“I liked the demo and asked to hear a few more songs if they had more,” says Storr. “Geoff sent me over another two demos to listen to so I could get a good feel for their sound. The titles of the tracks ‘Warrior Without Fear’, ‘Oncoming Ice’, and ‘East Of Sun West of Moon’, sparked something and I got a few ideas from listening to the tracks.”
Storr proceed to reach into his vault and selected an unfinished piece he thought would be suit GATEKEEPER. “I sent Geoff a few of these images and relayed how I would like to incorporate some of the song ideas and embellish the atmosphere in the painting,” he says. “He got back to me after showing the rest of the band. The band have been great to work with and have kept me informed and added more demos for me to work with as I paint. I find this always helps.”
"We had a short list of people that we wanted to work with on this album and Duncan Storr was on it,” adds Blackwell. “He is a real gentleman and a master behind the paintbrush. The piece he showed us instantly clicked with our vision for the record and in a way, it drove us to work even harder on the music in order to match the quality of his art. GATEKEEPER would like to thank Duncan for his hard work, dedication to his craft and for being a loyal fan of rock and roll."
Originally formed in 2009 as a solo project by guitarist Geoff Blackwell, GATEKEEPER has assembled an impressive array of EPs and splits, including an appearance on Metal Blade’s “Metal Massacre XIV” where they contributed the song “Bell Of Tarantia”. Recorded over the span of six months at Harbourside Studios in Vancouver, Canada, “East Of Sun” was produced by Mike Rogerson, whose previous credits include ANNIHILATOR, AGGRESSION, 88 MILE TRIP and LOVERBOY, with additional production assistance provided by Angelo Boose.
www.facebook.com/gatekeepervinland / www.cruzdelsurmusic.com