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WILD BEYOND - Debut Album via Gates Of Hell Records - Details and Trackstream revealed

Gates Of Hell Records is proud to announce the signing of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, blackened thrash metal outfit WILD BEYOND.

Their self-titled debut will be released on April 14th 2023 and will feature cover art from the acclaimed Adam Burke (ANGEL WITCH, ETERNAL CHAMPION, TEMPLE OF VOID). WILD BEYOND features guitarist/vocalist Edward Gonet (DAEVA, ex-INFERNAL STRONGHOLD), drummer Evan Madden (ex-WOE and WOODS OF YPRES) and bassist/keyboardist/guitarist Jimmy Viola.

The album’s opening track, "In the Footsteps of Mars", and pre-order options are available here: https://youtu.be/hn4Rw0pBWaM +++ https://wildbeyond.bandcamp.com

The idea for WILD BEYOND was born in the middle of the Covid lockdown of 2020, when Gonet impulse-purchased a Randy Rhodes Flying V guitar and started composing after five years of not playing. A year later, with songs and riffs under his belt, Gonet was introduced to Viola and Madden through SONJA drummer Grzesiek Czapla. The trio set forth to compose a full-length album pulsing with destructive cosmic majesty and street metal overtones.

“Back in the day, I used to hang flyers around the city to find musicians to play with, and you never knew who would show up at your house,” says Gonet. “There are fucking mutants all over Philadelphia. I didn’t have to do that this time. The band came together rather effortlessly.”

It wasn’t long, either, that the band fell onto the radar of Gates Of Hell Records. WILD BEYOND’s sound is influenced by the second wave of Norwegian black metal (DARKTHRONE, IMMORTAL) and early thrash (SLAYER, SODOM), with VADER and BATHORY thrown in for good measure.

“Black metal’s mysteriousness and the allure of darkness and evil made it an easy choice to pair with our love of thrash,” the band says. “We wanted to create a classic black metal record, but we also tend to play like speed demons.”

WILD BEYOND’s full length embodies the hyperactive imaginations, anxieties and aggressions of its personnel. This debut will inspire the metal legions to bang their heads, light ceremonial candles in seance, and summon malevolent forces from BEYOND.

“WILD BEYOND speaks to our classic inspirations, but I hope this record sounds like ‘us’ above all,” says Viola. “Eddie’s vocal venom and lyrics are one of a kind. Evan blasts like a battering ram, yet his drum parts are meticulously crafted. And the bass punches through like a frost-covered fist.”

Tracklist:
1. In the Footsteps of Mars
2. Detonation of Secret Works
3. Frenzied at the Skull
4. Arctic Stargate
5. Sculpting the Abyss
6. Antichrist Coronation
7. Radio Burst Dark Origins
8. Exit Wounds

https://www.facebook.com/gatesofhellrecords +++ https://www.gatesofhellrecords.com
 

TULUS - Third Single Stream - 'Bloddråpesvermer' available

Norwegian Black Metallers TULUS have released the third and final single from their upcoming new studio album "Fandens Kall".

"Bloddråpesvermer" is streaming here: https://youtu.be/oMeg8-Amavs

The band's seventh full-length will be released worldwide via Soulseller Records on February 17th 2023 on CD, vinyl and digitally.

"Fandens Kall" captures 3 decades of true TULUS metal and shows their real spirit: aggressive, atmospheric, groovy and honest. Diverse and timeless. It was recorded and mixed at H-10 Productions by Lars Erik Westby, mastered by Thomas Eberger at Stockholm Mastering and features guest appearances of Anders Hunstad (keyboards), Lars Erik Westby (piano) and Lena Fløitmoen (female vocals). The cover artwork was crafted by Kjell Åge Meland.

Pre-order options: https://soulsellerrecords.bandcamp.com (World) +++ https://soulsellerrecords.aisamerch.com (Americas)

Furthermore, TULUS have published a documentary which traces the band's history and the work on "Fandens Kall". Get a look behind the scenes: https://youtu.be/MK3FzawXcV4

Tracklist:
01. Fandens Kall
02. Lek
03. Slagmark
04. Allstøtt
05. Isråk
06. Samuelsbrenna
07. Sjelesmerte
08. Bloddråpesvermer
09. Snømyrkre
10. Barfrost

https://www.facebook.com/TULUSband +++ http://www.soulsellerrecords.com
 

RED RUM - New Album "Book Of Legends" via Trollzorn Records - Lyric Video revealed

Trollzorn proudly announces "Book Of Legends" - the new full-length album of UK Pirate/Folk Metallers RED RUM, who will set sails again on April 14th 2023!

"Book of Legends" is RED RUM’s most adventurous release to date, full of catchy melodies, spine crushing singalongs and undeniably raucous metal riffs. With matured songwriting skills, this new album places the band’s neoclassical take on pirate metal to new heights. It was mixed and mastered by Alboin / Nightside Audio and features artwork and layouts by Jan Yrlund @darkgroove (Tyr, Manowar, Korpiklaani, Battle Beast etc).

A lyric video for the song "Greatest Drink (In All The Land)" has been premiered at this location: https://youtu.be/yBeAlyPr4AI

The countless voyages of RED RUM have truly cemented their place in the folk metal world and beyond sharing the stage with the likes of Sodom, Skindred, Alestorm, and many more.

So prepare to brandish your steel because RED RUM are boarding your ship and drinking all your booze!

Tracklist:
01. Book Of Legends
02. Drunk And Disorderly
03. 50 Gallons Of Ale
04. We Pirates
05. Liar’s Dice
06. Greatest Drink (In All The Land)
07. Rekt
08. Captain’s Command
09. Drunken Pirates (Ahoy!)
10. Make Port Drink Port

https://www.trollzorn.de +++ https://www.facebook.com/redrummetal
 

TRAMALIZER - Third Single Stream - 'As They Are Put To Sleep' available

Finnish Death Metallers TRAMALIZER have revealed a third song from their upcoming debut full-length "Fumes Of Funeral Pyres".

A video clip (VHS style!) for "As They Are Put To Sleep" can be checked out here: https://youtu.be/lgKD-lTQlUY

The album will be released worldwide through Soulseller Records on February 17th 2023 on CD, vinyl and digitally.

Pre-order options: https://soulsellerrecords.bandcamp.com (World) +++ https://soulsellerrecords.aisamerch.com (Americas)

TRAMALIZER formed during the years of pandemic and play metal of death like it was meant to be. Be prepared for raging riffing, shredding guitar leads, powerful vocals and lots, lots of stamina. To the death!

Cover art by Niko Partanen.

Tracklist:
01. Tramalized
02. Point Of No Turning Back
03. Hating God
04. As They Are Put To Sleep
05. Curse Of The Lake Drag
06. Gift
07. Fumes Of Funeral Pyres
08. Looking For Reality
09. Plain Evil
10. The Rostov Ripper
11. At The Night Of Feast

https://www.facebook.com/tramalizer +++ http://www.soulsellerrecords.com
 

BLAZON RITE - Sophomore Album ‘Wild Rites And Ancient Songs’ - Details and Trackstream revealed

Emerging Philadelphia epic metal heroes BLAZON RITE will release their second album, “Wild Rites And Ancient Songs”, on April 14th 2023 via Gates Of Hell Records.

A first trackstream, entitled "Salvage What You Can of the Night", and pre-order options are available at these locations: https://youtu.be/Nori5AQzqjQ +++ https://blazonrite.bandcamp.com

Recorded in May 2022 with Kevin Bernsten at Developing Nations Studios, “Wild Rites And Ancient Songs” is the highly anticipated follow-up to the band’s masterful 2021 debut, “Endless Halls Of Golden Totem”. With scores of ears awaiting the band’s new long player, guitarist James Kirn says BLAZON RITE rose to the challenge.

“We are really grateful for everyone who supported ‘Endless Halls Of Golden Totem’ and hope we made something that people will always go back to,” he says. “The only pressure I think we felt was to deliver something different and fresh from what we’ve already presented to the world. While I think the new album isn’t a huge departure, we did some things creatively with this record that differ from our first full length and push us forward. At times, we simplified things and set out to make songs more hard-hitting and powerful. We really took our time with this album and I think it shows in the quality of the overall product.”

Comprising seven cuts that dig into the ethos and essence of what true metal should be in 2023, “Wild Rites And Ancient Songs” boats BLAZON RITE’s now patented blend of strident guitar melodies and true metal persuasiveness. However, “Wild Rites” emerges as a more direct and catchy offering than its predecessor, something Kirn says was the goal from the start.

“I just wanted to try new things and explore different moods and feelings with this new album. We leaned in so many different directions on this release. We have some traditional power and epic metal elements, some NWOBHM parts, and even folk vibes. I really just wanted to give the listener a wholly memorable experience. We tried to simplify the lyrics and vocal melodies a bit to make them more impactful and anthemic as well. I also think the tones we achieved on this record are great and new for us. I want to mention that Pierson [Roe] took the solos and leads to a new epic place this time around.”

BLAZON RITE rapidly emerged as one of the new leading faces in the American traditional metal scene. The excitement and strong press surrounding “Endless Halls” was significant — and justified. This year promises to be a busy one for the band. Playing as many shows as possible behind “Wild Rites” will be the next step on BLAZON RITE’s epic metal journey.

“We are really amped to hear what everyone thinks of this new album and hopefully, the word spreads even more about us,” closes Kirn. “I think people will appreciate the polish and the development we’ve put on this album. Hopefully, we can get some buzz about the album and play some cool shows with some good lineups.”

Tracklist:
1. Autumn Fear Brings Winter Doom
2. Salvage What You Can of the Night
3. The Fall of a Once Great House
4. Mark of the Stormborn Raiders
5. Wild Rites and Ancient Songs
6. Troubadours of the Final Quarrel
7. The Coming Tide of Yule

https://www.gatesofhellrecords.com +++ https://www.facebook.com/blazonriteofficial
 

VEILCASTE - New Single Premiere 'Relapse in Reason' - Sludge/Doom Metal via Wise Blood Records

Indianapolis doom titans VEILCASTE have premiered the third single from their upcoming album "Precipice".

You can listen to "Relapse in Reason" at this location: https://knotfest.com/culture/veilcaste-drop-cosmos-crushing-new-single-relapse-in-reason

Formed in the winter of 2010, VEILCASTE have been one of the heaviest bands in the American Midwest for over a decade. The world-ending heaviness of "Precipice" will crush fans of emotive Sludge (Yob, Neurosis), dark-fuzzed doom (Electric Wizard, Windhand), and even death/gloom like Mother of Graves and Tiamat.

The album will be released on February 10th 2023 via Wise Blood Records on vinyl, CD and digitally.

More track streams and pre-order options are available here: https://veilcaste.bandcamp.com/album/precipice

Tracklist:
1. Asunder Skies
2. Dust & Bone
3. Drag Me Down
4. For Us
5. Relapse in Reason
6. A Gasp of Air
7. Empty Hell

https://www.facebook.com/veilcaste +++ https://www.facebook.com/wisebloodrecs
 

HERETOIR - Fatigue 2022 - Official Track Premiere

AOP Records proudly presents a remastered reissue of HERETOIR’s self-titled debut album, to be released on February 10th 2023.

"Fatigue 2022" feat. Tobias Schuler on drums / Der Weg einer Freiheit - Official Track Premiere: https://youtu.be/r3aHUXraqyo

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. Founded (in Augsburg/Germany) by David C. in 2006, HERETOIR conceptually and lyrically deals with existence, self-reflection, fears and dreams – life in all its facets. It is a musical universe set for the discovery of one’s deepest thoughts and the soul that rests in each of us…

The band states: "We recorded this album almost 15 years ago. So much has happened since then, but we feel very connected to these songs and they still mean a lot to us. The intense atmosphere, the eerie sense of loss and melancholy that this record conveys fits perfectly into the world of today. We live in urban wastelands and are surrounded by more and more isolated people who are increasingly losing touch with everything. It is hard to find some hope in these days dominated by stories of war, ecocide and solastalgia, yet many people tell us that they have found a glimmer of hope, a small portion of positivity within these songs, which are dark and bleak, but also offer some relief, some light in the darkness. That is why we decided that this record, which means so much to so many, deserves a proper remaster that on the one hand preserves the spirit of the original tracks, but on the other hand is accompanied by two re-recorded songs that in a way show the changes we have gone through as human beings and as musicians.

The future may look bleak, but all is not lost yet. This record was and is still dedicated to those who feel. - Heretoir, 2022"

Tracklist:
01. The Escape - Part I
02. Fatigue
03. Retreat to Hibernate
04. 0
05. Weltschmerz
06. Graue Bauten
07. The Escape - Part II
08. To Follow the Sun
09. Heretoir
10. Fatigue (2022)
11. Weltschmerz (2022)

https://shop.aoprecords.de +++ https://www.facebook.com/heretoir
 

CONDENADOS - New Single / Video Clip 'Mi Maldición' revealed

"Mi Maldición" is the second single of CONDENADOS’ third album "El Camino de la Serpiente", set to be released on February 10th 2023 through Evil Confrontation Records on CD and Digital.

You can check out the new video clip from these Chilean Doom Rockers here: https://youtu.be/NIIlezoQUkU

This song is inspired by the traditional sound of 70s Blues Rock, in the likes of Pappo, Días de Blues, Wicked Lady, Sir Lord Baltimore, Pentagram, with contemporary sound and concept.

Fernando Vidal, Vocals and Guitar player comments: "The lyrics in Spanish work on different levels of perception, just like this videoclip does, since it deals with both boredom in the mundane life of a simple man, within a system in decay, and at the same time, it is a cry for light in the midst of darkness when referring to "the serpent", an esoteric symbol that represents the true essence of inner knowledge. This snake emerges from its lethargy to its ecstasy as the music changes until it becomes a powerful song of physical and spiritual liberation."

Drummer Matias Moreno comments: "This videoclip is a journey through what is known as "the dark night of the soul", the final twist that any person who wants to become self-aware must experience. This internal process called "The work of the shadows" is defined as becoming fully aware of our inner darkness to finally experience the final death of the ego trap that stands between what you think you are and what you really are. In the words of the master Carl Gustav Jung “It is not possible to awaken consciousness without pain. People are capable of doing anything, however absurd it may seem, to avoid facing their own soul. No one illuminates by imagining figures of light, but by making their darkness conscious. For me, the mind has always been a fascinating subject and from there emerges this concept that mixes regular life reality, internal mental conflict and a subconscious abstract world. Regarding the production itself, everything is 100% handmade with great friends help who have accompanied us at different times in our lives, it is a very special and personal video for us."

Fernando Vidal adds: "Trying to capture the different mental planes in a video clip is not easy, and if this tries to capture a feeling within a song it becomes even more complex, however, in this videoclip we made it possible, this is the journey towards the deepest human darkness where all the animal and visceral forces that makes us human lie. At the same time, we showcase the materialistic human face in relation to the lyrics. The inspiration comes from the experiences with life itself, from a deep reflection that makes the trip become more and more intense until reaching the climax that goes according to the music itself. It is an invitation to enter the depths of the human psyche, leaving all fears behind."

Cover artwork by The Comtesse.

Tracklist:
01. Alma Podrida
02. El Diablo
03. Condenados
04. Jinete Ácido
05. Mi Maldición
06. El Carro y la Torre
07. En el Templo
08. Humo Negro
09. La Mano del Destino
10. El Camino de la Serpiente
11. Tierra de Cementerio
12. Lucifer

https://www.facebook.com/EvilConfrontationrecords +++ https://www.facebook.com/condenadosdoom
 

VREDENSDAL - Deal with Soulseller Records - New Full-Length Album 'Sonic Devotion To Darkness' in March 2023

US Black Metallers VREDENSDAL have signed a deal with Soulseller Records!

The band’s new album "Sonic Devotion To Darkness" is announced for March 31st 2023.

VREDENSDAL, founded 2018 by The Goblin Reaper in Green Bay, Wisconsin - with the intention to alter the typical expectations of what Black Metal can be, integrating multiple influences into a single dynamic force to call out the primal desire within all to look deeper into our own inner shadow. Dubbed "N.W.O.U.S.B.M." by fans, the music features styles both, the familiar and the unknown, which weave a tapestry of homages to the masters of yesteryear and explore new takes on the genre, most often in a thrashing & grooving madness. Fans of both the classic and contemporary Black Metal sound will find this outstanding act warrants repeated listening.

Statement: "VREDENSDAL is absolutely astounded & proud to present our 4th album "Sonic Devotion To Darkness" in conspiracy with legendary label Soulseller Records! Signing with and being part of a label whose bands throughout the years have inspired us since our early days is a huge step for us and with this new alliance our venomous potency shall spread further and be more deadly and infectious than ever."

Tracklist:
1. Between Worlds (Intro)
2. The Chaos Rite
3. The Eye in the Well
4. Nightgrasp
5. Sonic Devotion to Darkness
6. Cyclical Despondancy
7. Svøpt I Blod
8. My Right to the Throne
9. Eyes Glowing Black

Line-up:
Goblin Reaper - Guitar / Vocals
Myrvandrer - Bass
Lord Mortkin - Drums

Cover Artist: Marek Soszynski

https://www.facebook.com/vredensdal666 +++ http://www.soulsellerrecords.com
 

OLD FOREST - Deal with Soulseller Records - New Album 'Sutwyke' in March 2023

Soulseller Records proudly announces the signing of OLD FOREST! Formed in 1998, this British Cult Black Metal band will release their new album, entitled "Sutwyke", on March 31st 2023.

Written & recorded during the pestilence of 2020-22, the music is rich in folk horror and stylistically firmly rooted in the golden era of early to mid 90's Black Metal.

The original line-up of OLD FOREST continue their path of orthodox and melodic Black Metal art.

Kobold - Ethereal synths & chants
Beleth - Guitars & Bass
Grond - Hammers of the Underworld

The band states: "We are pleased to bring you our 7th full-length album via Soulseller Records. The album has been 2 years in the making, and we are proud to say that 'Sutwyke' truly keeps the Black Flame of Old Forest burning!"

Tracklist:
1. Faust Recants (Satan Cometh)
2. Black Hearts of Sutwyke
3. Zodiac of War
4. Winter Years Begin
5. Master of Arachnids
6. Witch of Prague pt. 1
7. Witch of Prague pt. 2
8. Effigies to the Flames

All music written & performed by OLD FOREST. Drum production & mix by Florian Dammasch / Nightside Studios, DE. The cover artwork is a wood engraving by Robert Paterson.

https://www.facebook.com/oldforestofficial +++ http://www.soulsellerrecords.com
 
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