IN VAIN – New lyric video available
IN VAIN, Norwegian pioneers of progressive extreme metal, are pleased to release an animated lyric video for “Seekers of the Truth”, the first single of their upcoming album “Currents” to be released on 26th January 2018 via Indie Recordings.
Watch and listen “Seekers of the Truth” here: https://youtu.be/7IDtBJpdt9Y
Johnar Håland comments: “On ‘Currents’ you will find a variety of epic, long and complex songs, and on the other side of the spectrum; short, catchy and more immediate tracks. ‘Seekers of the Truth’ falls in the latter category. Costin did a great job of visualizing the lyrical content and we are very pleased with his creative work”.
The video was done by IN VAIN’s cover designer, Costin Chioreanu, who provides his thoughts on the creative process behind the video: “Seekers of the Truth is by far not a random lyric video. Pushed by the message of the song, I wanted to add a new dimension to the whole presentation, which can be discovered in the message of the illustrations. For me, the lyrics of this song are talking about one of the vital issues of nowadays society, an issue which is felt just by a very few. Those are the seekers, who are still living out there, among this terrifying crowd of people who switched their reality with a common illusion, agreed and imposed by the system. So, with all these dramatic moments I tried to catch in my illustrations for this video, I hope I could make the message of the band more powerful, and I hope it will be reached by those who need it to go on."
Stream/download "Seekers of the Truth": https://believemusic.lnk.to/TheSeekersOfTheTruth
"Currents" will be released in two editions. The special edition will feature 2 bonustracks and an extended packaging. Pre-order and details here: http://goo.gl/yCLwzz
https://www.facebook.com/InVainOfficial / http://www.invain.org / https://www.facebook.com/indierecordings
CRYPTS OF DESPAIR – Full album stream
Lithuanian Death Metallers CRYPTS OF DESPAIR proudly present a full stream of their debut album "The Stench Of The Earth" in cooperation with Decibel Magazine.
"The Stench Of The Earth" is out on 24th November 2017 via Testimony Records on CD and LP (limited to 300 copies).
Originally founded in 2009, CRYPTS OF DESPAIR was fully revived in 2016 and evolved into a heavier and darker sound reinforced by an unusual approach of using two fully fledged vocalists with lyrical themes that include disgust and hatred towards humanity, death worship and the occult.
1. The Stench Of The Earth
2. Path To Vengeance
3. Pits Of Endless Torment
5. Fleshless Eternity
6. Enslaved In Blasphemy
7. Possessed By Astral Parasites
8. Ravage The Earth
9. Monuments Of Fear
10. Dead Light
https://www.facebook.com/cryptsofdespair / https://www.facebook.com/testimonyrecords / http://testimonyrecords.bigcartel.com
EVIL WARRIORS - ‘Fall From Reality’ Album Details - First Song Available
War Anthem Records proudly presents the new album of German Black Metallers EVIL WARRIORS!
The band’s second full-length "Fall From Reality", mixed and mastered by Patrick W. Engel at Temple Of Disharmony, will be released via their new label home on 19th January 2018 in CD and LP formats. A tape edition will follow later next year through Into Endless Chaos Records.
EVIL WARRIORS, featuring members of Antlers, I I and Bloody Vengeance, is the oldest still raging entity in the undying circle of Into Endless Chaos from Leipzig. Aggressive, harsh and bloody - enchanting, profound and possessed are just a few words to describe their kind of haunting Black Metal.
A first song entitled "Reincarnation" is streaming at this location: https://soundcloud.com/war-anthem-records/evil-warriors-reincarnation-track-2018
1. Fall From Reality
3. Pillow Of Cold Water
5. Idleness and Doom
6. Mania and Passion
7. Worthless Wretch
8. All The Stars
https://www.facebook.com/Evil.Warriors.Excess / http://www.war-anthem.de
HARAKIRI FOR THE SKY - New album "Arson" announcement - New song available
"Arson", the new and fourth album of HARAKIRI FOR THE SKY, will be released on 16th February 2018 via AOP Records.
A first song entitled "Tomb Omnia" is streaming now at this location: https://youtu.be/_4V5Yb3oARw
Mainman M.S. comments: "With 'Arson' we wrote our most honest and personal album to date. Eventhough its structure may seem unorthodox to some, it works as a whole and reflects our development and current situation in the way we wanted to express ourselves."
Founded in 2011 in Vienna, Austria, 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 bridged black metal and atmospheric post-rock.
1. Fire, walk with me
2. The graves we've dug
3. You are the scars
4. Heroin Waltz
5. Tomb Omnia
www.facebook.com/HarakiriForTheSky / www.aoprecords.de
OLD MOTHER HELL - Debut album to be released on vinyl and digital platforms via Cruz Del Sur Music
Cruz Del Sur Music will release the self-titled debut album from German metallers OLD MOTHER HELL on digital and vinyl platforms in early 2018.
OLD MOTHER HELL was formed in 2015 from the ashes of another local thrash act, HATCHERY, by guitarist/vocalist Bernd Wener, bassist Ronald Senft and drummer Ruben André. Their self-funded debut album was recorded in May 2017 in Rama Studio Mannheim by Jens Siefert, who mixed and produced the LP under the band’s watchful eye. The result is a striking balance between mountainous epic metal and a straightforward attack, with doom influences present, even as the band is playing pure, take-no-prisoners metal.
“Old Mother Hell” - Tracklist:
Kneel to No God
Old Mother Hell
https://www.facebook.com/oldmotherhell / www.cruzdelsurmusic.com
DEATHCULT (NOR) - New song available
Norwegian Black Metallers DEATHCULT, consisting of Skagg (Gaahlskag, ex-Gorgoroth), Hoest (Taake) and Thurzur (Gaahlskagg, ex-Taake), have unleashed a song from their upcoming new album.
Check out "Ascension Rite" at this location: https://deathcultnor.bandcamp.com/album/cult-of-the-goat
"Cult Of The Goat", the band's second full-length, will be released on 15th December 2017 via Soulseller Records and was recorded at renowned Grieghallen Studios and engineered by Eirik “Pytten” Hundvin.
Pre-order information: http://www.soulsellerrecords.com/deathcult-nor-sign-with-soulseller
1. Climax Of The Unclean
2. Bloodstained Ritual
3. Ascension Rite
4. Man Versus Beast
5. The Oath
7. Laudate Hircum
www.facebook.com/Deathcult-1871964126457651 / www.soulsellerrecords.com
MINAS MORGUL - New album "Kult" - Details and first song revealed
German Black Metallers MINAS MORGUL will celebrate their 20 year anniversary with a new album! "Kult", their sixth full-length, will be released on 1st December 2017 via Trollzorn and presents the band more multifaceted than ever before.
Uncompromising and relentless - epic and majestic!
The title track is available at this location: https://youtu.be/6Y6rqt_u8FU
3. Ein Teil von mir
6. Bevor ich gehe
7. Nur eine Kugel
9. Was bleibt
www.facebook.com/MinasMorgul / http://www.trollzorn.de
UNDER THE CHURCH - New lyric video available
Swedish defilers UNDER THE CHURCH unearth more deathly freshness of underworldly graves with their sophomore full-length "Supernatural Punishment"! The album will be released on 10th November 2017 via Pulverised Records.
A lyric video for the track "Wretched Disfigurement" is available at this location: https://youtu.be/g-wuDHlNsII
Featuring nine tracks of pure in-your-face no frills Swedish Death Metal, “Supernatural Punishment” is undoubtedly the most diverse UNDER THE CHURCH record to date with very well integrated yet raw songwriting. The artwork was once again done by Swedish illustrator Mattias Frisk (Ghost, Vanhelgd, Trap Them, etc).
1. The Stygian Horror
2. Supernatural Punishment
3. Ancient Ritual
4. Staircase To Hell
5. Vitalizing Funeral
6. The Death Of Innocence
7. Crypt Of Pelvises
8. Wretched Disfigurement
9. Silence Of The Shadows
Erik Qvick – drums
Lars Henriksson – bass
Erik Sahlström – vocals
Erik Wallin – guitars
Marcus Klack - guitars
https://www.facebook.com/UnderTheChurch / https://www.pulverised.net
THE SPIRIT - Full album stream available
"Sounds From the Vortex", the highly acclaimed debut full-length of German Black/Death-Metallers THE SPIRIT, is now available for streaming in its entirety at the following locations.
https://youtu.be/R-k9bYDv8QY & http://www.thespiritmetal.bandcamp.com
Enjoy the full dose of highest quality Death/Black art! "Sounds From the Vortex" is out now and can be purchased directly from the band on CD and in digital formats.
https://www.facebook.com/thespiritband / http://www.thespirit.bigcartel.com
DEGIAL - New videoclip available
Swedish Death Metal pestilence DEGIAL have published a videoclip of the track "Thousand Spears Impale", taken from their upcoming 3rd album "Predator Reign"!
Wild and unleashed, the clip perfectly captures a typical DEGIAL performance. It is as raw as it is authenthic & of course the black devours the white. "Predator Reign" will be released on November 24th on LP/CD by Sepulchral Voice Records.