OCTOBER TIDE - New Track "I, The Polluter"
Sweden's melodic death/doom metal masters OCTOBER TIDE, feat. ex-Katatonia guitarists Fredrik and Mattias Norrman, premiere the first single from their upcoming, sixth studio album, "In Splendor Below".
The album is set to be released on May 17th worldwide via Agonia Records, while the new track titled "I, The Polluter" is available for listening at this link: https://youtu.be/dQWHmcCE-PU
With a history tracing back to the epicentre of melodic death metal in Sweden, OCTOBER TIDE have come a long way and have generated a spark that is strongly felt in the energy of the scene. "In Splendor Below" is the latest addition to their vibrant discography of guitar-driven, emotive death/doom metal art. It packs some of the most authentic and unique compositions from the capable hands of founding member and long-time Katatonia guitarist, Fredrik Norrman, his brother and guitarist Mattias Norrman (ex-Katatonia), vocalist Alexander Högbom (Demonical), bassist Johan Jönsegård (Letters From The Colony) and drummer Jonas Sköld (Letters From The Colony / Thenighttimeproject). While Fredrik prefers for the music to speak for itself, he finds the new album "a bit more aggressive, a bit more death metal, and with an overall colder feeling than previous records".
"In Splendor Below" album was mixed and mastered by Karl Daniel Lidén at Tri-Lamd studios (Bloodbath, Katatonia, Breach, Craft). It was produced by Alexander Backlund from Nailvillage Studio (Thenighttimeproject / Letters From Colony) and OCTOBER TIDE. Tomarum av Christine Linde created the cover artwork.
1. I, The Polluter
2. We Died in October
3. Ögonblick Av Nåd
4. Stars Starve Me
5. Our Famine
6. Guide My Pulse
8. Envy of the Moon
www.facebook.com/octobertideband / www.agoniarecords.com
ARSTIDIR LIFSINS - Album Details & New Video
Outstanding German/Icelandic metallers ARSTIDIR LIFSINS return with their highly anticipated 4th album entitled "Saga á tveim tungum I: Vápn ok viðr". Like all previous outputs, the album will be released via German quality label Ván Records on exclusive 2LP, Digipack CD and known digital channels - coming on April 26th, 2019.
A video clip for the song "Morðbál á flugi ok klofin mundriða hjól" is now available at this location: https://youtu.be/gUnoNDFibKE
Since 2008, the art of ARSTIDIR LIFSINS breathes Old Norse history on all levels. Entirely sung in Old Icelandic and twinned with its sister album ‘Saga á tveim tungum II: Eigi fjǫll né firðir’ to be released in late 2019, ‘Vápn ok viðr’ takes you on a journey to the brutal power attempts of (in)famous Norwegian king Óláfr helgi Haraldsson in the early eleventh century as it is portrayed in the vernacular medieval Scandinavian sources.
1. Fornjóts synir ljótir at Haddingja lands lynláðum
2. Sundvǫrpuðir ok áraþytr
3. Morðbál á flugi ok klofin mundriða hjól
4. Líf á milli hveinandi bloðkerta
5. Stǫng óð gylld fyr gǫngum ræfi
6. Siðar heilags brá sólar ljósi
7. Vandar jǫtunn reisti fiska upp af vǫtnum
8. Fregit hefk satt
9. Haldi oss frá eldi, eilífr skapa deilir
www.facebook.com/arstidirlifsins / www.van-records.de
USURPER - New Songstream 'Warlock Moon'
Chicago’s USURPER have unleashed another song from their upcoming comeback album "Lords of the Permafrost"!
“Warlock Moon” is now streaming at this location: https://youtu.be/jnK7k6PKMio
Mastermind Rick Scythe comments on the track: "Warlock Moon is a speed metal anthem that balances unrelenting, maniacal, riffage with fist-banging, barbarian power - which made it the perfect choice for the opener to side B of our new album, "Lords of the Permafrost". This song sounds like it could have been a lost track from our 1999 album, "Skeletal Season" - stripped-down, unpretentious, and 100% hard! Cram this molten slab of metal into your ear-holes, and prepare for a neck-breaking frenzy!"
"Warlock Moon" is the third single of USURPER’s sixth full-length which will be out on Soulseller Records on March 22nd, 2019.
Pre-Orders: https://soulsellerrecords.bandcamp.com/album/lords-of-the-permafrost & https://soulsellerrecords.aisamerch.com/search/?q=usurper (USA)
1. Skull Splitter
2. Beyond the Walls of Ice ( https://youtu.be/krH6YOyUlLQ )
3. Lords of the Permafrost ( https://youtu.be/LpVJT21xeXU )
4. Cemetery Wolf
5. Warlock Moon
7. Black Tide Rising
8. Mutants of the Iron Age
www.facebook.com/usurper.chicago / www.soulsellerrecords.com
SPIRIT ADRIFT – New Album Announcement - Divided By Darkness
Phoenix-based Metallers SPIRIT ADRIFT will release their highly anticipated third full-length, "Divided By Darkness", on 10th May via 20 Buck Spin.
Recorded under the guidance of Sanford Parker (Darkthrone, Eyehategod, Tombs) and garnished with a cover artwork by nenowned artist Joe Petagno (Motörhead, Magic Circle, Autopsy), the follow-up to "Curse Of Conception" (2017) turns out as a timeless record for the ages with masterful musicianship and huge production. Be prepared for SPIRIT ADRIFT’s heaviest and most accessible album to date!
A videoclip for the first single "Hear Her" is available at this location: https://youtu.be/-s45Zmvdfo0
1. We Will Not Die
2. Divided By Darkness
3. Born Into Fire
4. Angel & Abyss
5. Tortured By Time
6. Hear Her
7. Living Light
8. The Way Of Return
www.facebook.com/SpiritAdrift / www.20buckspin.com
NIXA - New Lyric Video "Seed"
NIXA are a South Florida-situated Doom Metal threesome comprised of Valentin Mellström (vocals), Raul Valentine (guitar, bass), and Michael Rodriguez (drums). With plenty of Doom and Sludge, the band's version of Metal also holds some terrific ambient parts.
All that said, the music is downright sick and we can prove it, with "Seed", the first single from their upcoming album "Opus Tierra"- out 22nd March 2019 via War Anthem Records.
1. Opus Tierra
5. House of Serpents
6. The Mound
7. Restless Seer
www.facebook.com/nixaband / www.war-anthem.de
URZA - Debut Album "The Omnipresence Of Loss" - Details revealed
Be prepared for the bottomless apocalypse!
URZA slowly come over us with their debut "The Omnipresence Of Loss", delivering five agonizing songs in excess length. The album will be released on 15th March 2019 via Solitude Productions.
The Berlin based quintet, with many years of experience in the field of Metal, uses Death Metal influences as virtuously as Funeral Doom trademarks and is already setting the bar high for the second album that is currently being written. URZA have already performed successfully at the Dutch Doom Days, the Haunting The Castle Fest and the Berlin Swamp Fest - more gigs to come!
For a first impression check out "Path Of Tombs" und "Demystifying The Blackness" on Bandcamp: https://urza-doom.bandcamp.com
1. Lost In Decline
2. A History Of Ghosts
3. Path Of Tombs
4. From The Vaults To Extermination
5. Demystifying The Blackness
https://www.facebook.com/Urza-Doom / https://solitude-prod.com
KHNVM - Foretold Monuments Of Flesh - New Songstream
Testimony Records proudly presents a second song of the upcoming KHNVM album "Foretold Monuments Of Flesh"!
"Gutted To The Bone" is now streaming on the following platforms.
The duo’s debut full-length will be released on 29th March 2019 on CD (limited, hand-numbered digipack), LP (limited silver vinyl & black vinyl) and in digital versions.
It was mixed and mastered by Tastemaker Audio (USA) and features a guest appearance by James Coppolino (Abysmal Dawn) on drums for the song "Sic Mundus Creatus Est".
Pulverizing Old School Death Metal from Germany/Bangladesh!
1. Foretold Monuments Of Flesh ( https://youtu.be/jr8RYkgyOrw )
2. Invocato Deo Plaga
3. Heathen Beast
4. Sic Mundus Creatus Est
5. Profaning The Ancient Rites
6. Gutted To The Bone
7. Kabbalah Of Darkness
www.facebook.com/KHNVM666 / www.facebook.com/testimonyrecords
THE MOTH GATHERER - 'Esoteric Oppression' - Full Album Stream
Swedish atmospheric doom/sludge metallers THE MOTH GATHERER are streaming their new album "Esoteric Oppression", ahead of its February 22nd release date on Agonia Records.
Listen to the album at this location: https://youtu.be/nVqcDW5vafA
THE MOTH GATHERER is a band of varying genres, centered around atmospheric doom, sludge and post metal. Their prolific approach includes electric musical stylings, along with traces of melodic post-rock.
The band commented on the new album: "We’ve put our very fabric into it. Its creation has been a path paved with distress and frustration; one that has left us totally exhausted. But all our effort shows in the music and we can now say that it was worth the turmoil. We’re extremely proud to present Esoteric Oppression to you all. We hope you love it as much as we do".
1. The Drone Kingdom
2. Motionless In Oceania
4. The Failure Design
5. Phosphorescent Blight
www.facebook.com/TheMothGatherer / www.agoniarecords.com
OPPROBRIUM - The Fallen Entities - New song available
Legendary New Orleans' Death Metal masters OPPROBRIUM are ready to unleash their fifth full-length entitled "The Fallen Entities" on 22nd February 2019 via High Roller Records!
Death/Thrash pioneers and brothers Francis (Guitars, Bass, Vocals) and Moyses M. Howard (Drums), who released classics like "Serpent Temptation" and "Beyond The Unknown", present their first studio release in 10 years and describe it as their most ambitious album to date. The songwriting goes to a new technical level with complex song structures and numerous tempo changes that the band is known for.
The album's opening track, "Dark Days, Dark Times", is now streaming at this location: https://youtu.be/V2QR4l8UQGI
Two more songs are available here: "Wicked Mysterious Events" - https://youtu.be/PF34wnoRwqk + "The Fallen Entities" - https://youtu.be/US7FNP_GluI
1. Dark Days, Dark Times
2. Creations That Affect
3. Wicked Mysterious Events
4. The Fallen Entities
5. Throughout The Centuries
6. Turmoil Under The Sun
7. In Danger
8. Obstructive Behaviour
www.facebook.com/opprobriumofficial / www.hrrecords.de
SINMARA - New Track Premiere - "Crimson Stars"
Icelandic Black Metal titans SINMARA have revealed another song from their highly anticipated sophomore album "Hvísl Stjarnanna", to be released on 8th March 2019 through Ván Records.
Check out "Crimson Stars" at this location: https://youtu.be/ImZhrifOfdY
On "Hvísl Stjarnanna", SINMARA reveals a mournful and nostalgic atmosphere and soundscapes steeped in more grandeur than they’ve crafted to date, but yet showcasing serpentine harmonies permeated by the same malefic venom as has come to be expected of the band.
The track "Mephitic Haze" is streaming here: https://youtu.be/noL6wWhkHJA
2. Mephitic Haze
3. The Arteries of Withered Earth
4. Crimson Stars
5. Úr Kaleik Martraða
6. Hvísl Stjarnanna
https://www.facebook.com/sinmaraofficial / www.van-records.de