Cyclone Empire - New Signing: OPHIS
We are completely proud to announce the signing of mighty OPHIS!
Hailing from Hamburg, OPHIS are one of the finest, most extreme and most promising Doom bands in Germany and abroad! We are very happy to welcome this cult band and their dark, heavy, brute, grim, yet beautiful (Funeral-)Doom/Death from the bowels of rotting dinosaurs (like the band would call it J) in our little CYCLONE EMPIRE family!
Last year OPHIS already released the double-CD re-release compilation package ‘Effigies Of Desolation’ via CYCLONE EMPIRE! Their next full length will be recorded while you read this and a release date is planned for late summer/early fall 2014! Fans of SKEPTICISM, EVOKEN, PANTHEIST early ANATHEMA or AHAB should be prepared for something BIG!
Statement by the band: “After we already worked with Cyclone Empire with our latest release, the “Effigies of Desolation” compilation, we decided to stick to this label. We had offers from several other companies, and pretty good ones, too. We were also satisfied with the label we had before. So you see: they did something very right!! We are as happy as a Doom band can be to release our upcoming album “ABHORRENCE IN OPULENCE” on Cyclone Empire, because they have the modus operandi of big, professional companies, and at the same time the ethics of devoted underground labels. And that’s exactly what we need. Cheers on a great cooperation!”
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MAUSOLEUM GATE signs with Cruz Del Sur
Get ready for one of the most intriguing and fascinating debut of 2014!
CRUZ DEL SUR MUSIC is extremely pleased and proud to welcome Finnish sensational newcomers MAUSOLEUM GATE in its roster!
At the end of 2013 we were introduced to their latest promo, thanks to producer Bart Gabriel … A glorious and pure offering of retro Hard Rock/Heavy Metal, deeply rooted in a late-70s/early-80s atmosphere. Forged in the blood of Saxon, in the power and rudeness of the NWOBHM movement, in the spritual, epic nature of Cirith Ungol but even in the elegance of Uriah Heep… A perfect band for Cruz Del Sur Music profile.
MAUSOLEUM GATE will release their self-titled debut album in mid October 2014 under the sign of Cruz Del Sur Music, in compact disc, vinyl and digital formats.
Their sold-out cassette EP “Gateways For the Wicked” will be soon re-press by the band itself on compact disc so watch out for it at the next Keep It True festival!
New videos by BODYFARM and ZOMBIFIED
Check out the brand-new BODYFARM video for "The Well Of Decay" from their highly acclaimed second album "The Coming Scourge": youtu.be/32cXNSVJDSk
ZOMBIFIED released a new lyric video for their song "The Last Stand" from their 2012 album "Carnage Slaughter & Death". Bang your fuckin' heads: youtu.be/eRgrJI11Xos
WINTER OF SIN unleash new song
Dutch Death/Black Metal outfit WINTER OF SIN launch the first track from their upcoming album “Violence Reigns Supreme”. The band recently announced the release of their third studio album for March 28th via Cyclone Empire, which marks the debut of Henri Sattler and Michiel van der Plicht (both formerly GOD DETHRONED) and thus the beginning of a new era for the band.
Check out the brand new track “Maelstrom” here: winterofsin.businesscatalyst.com
CASTLE - Third album, "Under Siege", will be released on May 16 via Van Records in Europe
Recorded at Sharkbite Studios in Oakland,CA earlier this year once again with "Blacklands" producer/mixer Billy Anderson (Neurosis, Eyehategod), "Under Siege" pushes CASTLE's unique classic metal sound further with the confluence of punishing riffs and melodic passages of haunted, full blooded madness.
Vocalist/Bass guitarist Liz Blackwell gave insight on the new material stating: "We wrote this album in Los Angeles, San Francisco and in the mountains of Northern California... it's a California record. We drew from the heavy sounds of those places to write electric witch hymns of death and doom."
CASTLE were formed in 2009 and released their debut album “In Witch Order” on Van Records in the spring of 2011. The album brought light to the newly formed band and gained them the title of Metal Hammer Norway’s "Album of the Year" as well as Roadburn Festival’s “Newcomer of the Year".Shortly after, the band signed with PROSTHETIC RECORDS in the US and released the critically acclaimed, Juno -nominated follow-up "Blacklands". The band has since continued to support the release playing over 200 shows worldwide alongside acts including The Sword, Intronaut, Witch Mountain in addition to appearing at some of the scene's largest festivals (Roadburn, London Desertfest).
CASTLE will next be seen heading to Europe throughout April in support of the newly released single "Second Coming" playing select dates alongside UK doom act Conan as well as making an appearance at the Berlin Desertfest. The band have a lyric video for “Second Coming,” an Alice Cooper cover originally appearing on 1971′s Love it to Death.
CASTLE will return to the US for a headlining jaunt to coincide with their upcoming release, details of which have yet to be announced. Please stay tuned to www.heavycastle.com for further news.
Second Coming video link: youtu.be/MQKBb0BjD70
Cyclone Empire - New signing: TRIUMPHANT
Hailing from Innsbruck, TRIUMPHANT are the new hellish underground cult! We are very happy to welcome this infernal Black/Heavy-Thrashing horde in our little Cyclone Empire family! Their first album ”Herald the Unsung“ (mixed & mastered by Patrick W. Engel (Temple Of Disharmony, u.a. DESASTER, HELLISH CROSSFIRE, NECROS CHRISTOS, HATESPAWN)) is released on vinyl on Heavy Forces Records, as old school tape on Deathstrike Records and on the 28th of March on CD via Cyclone Empire. Their next full length will be released exclusively on Cyclone Empire!
Statement by the band: “Triumphant is proud to be now officially signed with CYCLONE EMPIRE. After great corporation with Heavy Forces Records and Destruction Records, we now have decided that this will be a good deal to release our next full length. Stay tuned maniacs!”
You can check out the song “Triumphant” here: soundcloud.com/cycloneempire/triumphant-triumphant
ARROGANZ - New album announcement
ARROGANZ headquarter came up with some brilliant news:
At the end of March we´re going to enter Blacksmith-Studios in Cottbus to record our next full-length album. After 18 months of writing and nearly one year of touring with our new guitarist -P-, it is time to manifest our next step to damnation! This abyss is entitled “TOD & TEUFEL” and will show the darkest depths of ARROGANZ ´till today. More details coming soon.
… ENDLESS IN SATAN!"
MONOLITH - Videoclip for "Acid Rain"
Band statement: "We thought every album needs a music video. So we put our heads together and thought about a couple of scenes. With Laura Wagenknecht and John Tettenborn we found and excellent director-, camera-, effects- and cutting-team. We went into Bremen's Bürgerpark and into the Harbor Inn Studio and did the shooting. After some nights of working the video was finally finished. It was important to us that this video doesn't tell a story. We rather wanted it to show scenes that evoke the same emotions the song does."
Check it out on YouTube: youtu.be/eeVs7p1JEEM
The album “Dystopia” will be released on April 11th 2014 through Final Gate Records.
DREAD SOVEREIGN: New track streaming
DREAD SOVEREIGN have unveiled a new track from their forthcoming album "All Hell's Martyrs" via Roadburn.com. Having made their live debut at the 2013 edition of Roadburn festival, it's a fitting portal from which to transmit their latest offering, entitled "Cthulu Opiate Haze".
Listen to the track here: www.roadburn.com/2014/02/track-premiere-dread-sovereign-cthulu-opiate-haze
Following on from last year's critically acclaimed 12" release entitled Pray To The Devil In Man, the Dublin-based doom trio headed to the studio last autumn to work on the follow up release. The resulting ten track beast of a record entitled All Hells Martyrs will be released by Ván Records in March 2014. Recorded and mixed at Dublin's Sun Studios in September 2013, All Hell's Martyrs is a sepulchral trawl through the darkest recesses of heavy metal. The album artwork was created by Costin Chioreanu whose previous credits include Grave, Darkthrone, Aura Noir and Absu.
ROGASH: New videoclip
Check out the "Kingdom Of Grief" video at Youtube.com: www.youtube.com/watch?v=-6r6GkPTLvw&feature=share&list=UUVHCXyxjOq6kOezigQb_1NQ
The song is taken from the album "Supremacy Undone" which was released in January 2014 by War Anthem Records.