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KOMODOR - New Single / Video Clip - "Believe It"

French rockers KOMODOR have revealed a new video clip for their upcoming debut full-length "Nasty Habits".

Check out "Believe It" at this location: https://youtu.be/vhFeRC4APEU

The track is also available on all usual streaming platforms now.

"Nasty Habits" will be released via Soulseller Records on December 17th 2021 on CD (digipack), LP (limited black and opaque orange vinyl) and digitally. It was recorded & mixed at TAF Panoramix Studio and mastered by Jim Diamond.

Get ready for a full dose of psychedelic, garage and blues infested rock!

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

Tracklist:
1. Give Up
2. Believe It
3. Set Me Free
4. Just An Escape
5. Mamacita
6. Nasty Habits
7. Heavy Maria
8. Debt City
9. Through The Highway
10. Washing Machine Man
11. Moondrag

www.facebook.com/KOMODORBAND +++ www.soulsellerrecords.com
 

HITTEN - New Single / Video Clip - "Something To Hide"

Spain's classic Heavy Metal force HITTEN has revealed another single from their upcoming new album, "Triumph & Tragedy"!

A video clip for "Something To Hide" is available at this location: https://youtu.be/HKipMJUzoTA

"Triumph & Tragedy" will be released via High Roller Records on November 26th 2021.

The band's fourth full-length showcases an evolution that takes the band to a closer sound to the US Hard and Heavy from the 80s with guitar riffs that could match the magic of guitar heroes such as George Lynch or Paul Gilbert. About the vocals, it is definitely hard to find a singer who hits the high octaves the way the singer Alexx Panza can do, clean and melodic with an outstanding quality that will delight the ears of fans of bands such as Firehouse, Crimson Glory, Queensrÿche or Riot. "Triumph & Tragedy" establishes HITTEN as one of the best Heavy Metal bands nowadays!

The cover artwork was created by Marc Schoenbach (Sadistart Designs) while the back cover and booklet graphics have been made by Dani Meseguer (Bloodyart Designs).

Tracklist:
1. Built to Rock
2. Eyes Never Lie
3. Meant to Be Mean
4. Hard Intentions (Secret Dancer)
5. Ride Out the Storm
6. Core of the Flame
7. Under Your Spell
8. Light Beyond the Darkness
9. Something to Hide
10. Triumph & Agony

www.facebook.com/HITTENOFFICIAL +++ www.hrrecords.de
 

MIRROR - Deal with Cruz Del Sur Music - New Album "The Day Bastard Leaders Die" announced for spring 2022

Cruz Del Sur Music is proud to announce the signing of multi-national classic occult metallers MIRROR! The label will release the band’s third full-length, "The Day Bastard Leaders Die", in spring 2022.

Formed in 2015 by former ELECTRIC WIZARD bassist Tas and vocalist Jimmy Mavrommatis, MIRROR released their self-titled debut the same year. Their 2019 “Pyramid Of Terror” follow-up was hailed for its energetic blend of NWOBHM and 70s proto-rock, particularly Mavrommatis’s high-wire vocal delivery and the band’s deft use of twin-guitar melodies. MIRROR soon found itself a new record deal when guitarist Nikolas Moutafis contacted the Cruz Del Sur Music brass and inquired about a partnership.

“We are happy and excited about signing with Cruz Del Sur,” says Tas. “The label’s ownership loved the songs on ‘The Day Bastard Leaders Die’. We started recording the album last year but had a few delays because of COVID. Somehow, we made it. Our producer is my good friend, Costa Costopoulos, and he’s based in Athens and did a fantastic job.”

MIRROR, which is rounded out by drummer Daniel Georgiou and second guitarist Dino, had a tall order following “Pyramid Of Terror”. But, according to Tas, “The Day Bastard Leaders Die” should surpass its predecessor in more ways than one.

“Overall, it’s a heavier and faster album than ‘Pyramid Of Terror’. This was not intended, but a lot of frustration came out when we were composing the songs. The album is in the same vein as the ones before, though, and it’s still classic, raw heavy metal.”

www.facebook.com/mirrorheavymetal +++ www.cruzdelsurmusic.com
 

ADAMANTIS - New EP "The Daemon’s Strain" in Spring 2022 via Cruz Del Sur Music - First Single revealed

Hot off the heels of their 2020 "Far Flung Realm" full-length, emerging Massachusetts power metallers ADAMANTIS will release a four-song EP, entitled "The Daemon’s Strain", next spring via Cruz Del Sur Music.

Today the band premieres “Storm The Walls”, the EP’s opening track, at this location: https://youtu.be/TZfweKVmAIs

ADAMANTIS started work on “The Daemon’s Strain” in late 2020 when all live activity was on hold due to the global pandemic. The unplanned break from shows afforded the band additional time to compose and fine-tune the material, which finds ADAMANTIS hitting their full Euro power metal-influenced stride, replete with anthemic choruses, melodic interplay and epic, gallant song constructs.

“We had one song recorded during the ‘Far Flung Realm’ sessions that did not make it to the album,” says the band. “So, we decided to start from scratch and rework the song completely. Jeff Taft re-worked the riffs and, on a stormy night, the lyrics came together and here is how ‘Storm the Walls’ was born. We believe this is a fantastic metal anthem and will be part of all our live performances. ‘Dark Moon Goddess’ is completely new. ‘Thundermark ‘is the oldest song we composed and was originally included in our self-released debut EP with our former vocalist Ashley Caval at the lead. We decided to re-record it with Jeff Stark and give it a fresh approach. Finally, ‘House Carpenter’, while a cover, is really the centerpiece of ‘The Daemon’s Strain’. It’s the song we worked most of the time on and thought more about, with the intention to create an epic metal take on this ancient Scottish song.’”

Drums and vocals for “The Daemon’s Strain” were tracked at Kennedy Studios in Burlington, Massachusetts with producer/engineer Steve Aliperta; all instruments were laid down at the respective home studios of Pelchat, Estrada and Taft. The making of “The Daemon’s Strain” EP marked new territory for the band — the EP was created not only behind the momentum of “Far Flung Realm”, but also with the support of Cruz Del Sur Music.

“‘Far Flung Realm’ opened us to a wide audience, but we have a lot more to offer!” says the band. “While ‘Far Flung Realm’ was originally written as a self-release, ‘The Daemon’s Strain’ was conceived and created completely under the label’s wing, which allowed us to focus our efforts on further developing our sound. We believe that listeners will hear many more epic elements here than in ‘Far Flung Realm’, as well as some interesting excursions into dark, atmospheric passages.”

Pelchat and Taft left the band and are now focused on their other projects. Cody has reactivated his CURSE GUARD project and begun the writing process for their debut, while Taft will soon be releasing his first LP with his newly formed band. In spite of these changes, the waning months of 2021 will find ADAMANTIS continuing live show activity in support of “Far Flung Realm” with the new lineup that includes the super talented Teddy Shao on guitar. To go one better, the band has already started thinking about songwriting for the second LP.

“We have a nice set of performances lined up, including support to national touring acts like UNTO OTHERS, live streaming events and appearances at U.S.-based festivals,” concludes the band. “We also hope to bring our live set to Europe at some point and are discussing options. On the creative side, we are working on new material for a full-length album with the new input Teddy brings. We will probably spend 2022 writing and polishing this third release while delivering the best cuts out of ‘Far Flung Realm’ and ‘The Daemon’s Strain’ on stage.”

“The Daemon’s Strain” - Tracklist:
1. Storm The Walls
2. Dark Moon Goddess
3. Thundermark
4. The Daemon’s Strain (House Carpenter)

www.facebook.com/adamantisband +++ www.cruzdelsurmusic.com
 

MALIGNANT ALTAR - Debut Album "Realms Of Exquisite Morbidity" via Dark Descent Records - Details & Trackstream

Dark Descent Records have announced the release date for the debut full-length from Texan Death Metallers MALIGNANT ALTAR!

"Realms Of Exquisite Morbidity" will be released on December 10th, 2021 on CD, MC and digitally. Vinyl will follow shortly later.

A first track, Rite of Krasue, has been premiered at this location: https://youtu.be/Gk1-wCB-P04

With two demos under their belt since the inception in 2018, MALIGNANT ALTAR have been crafting the most fetidly obscene album imaginable and offer a malignantly mesmerizing riff-scape. They have flavor in their death - which knows when to add flare or just ride out some obliterating groove til the neck is granulated from headbanging.

Artwork by Lucas Korte.

Tracklist:
1. Channeling Impure Apparitions
2. Usurping the Pantheon Crown
3. Belial Rebirth
4. Realms
5. Ceremonial Decapitator
6. Rite of Krasue

https://malignantaltar.bandcamp.com +++ https://darkdescentrecords.com
 

KHNVM - New Album "Portals To Oblivion" via Neckbreaker Records - Details & Trackstream revealed

Pulverizing Old School Death Metal from Germany / Bangladesh! KHNVM have revealed a first track from their upcoming new full-length, "Portals To Oblivion", which will be released via Neckbreaker Records on December 17th 2021.

Check out "Heretic Ascension" at this location: https://youtu.be/Tsi1o12iJpc

Spawned in the vein of death, KHNVM (pronounced as Kha-noom) manifests aural chaos and destruction through offerings created by Showmik Das a.k.a Obliterator (ex-Homicide, Nekrohowl). The debut album "Foretold Monuments Of Flesh", released by Testimony Records in 2019, was the manifesto of demonstrating the inner evils within human mind as ancient art of plague. The line-up for the album consisted of Polish drummer Kryzstof Klingbein and Obliterator on guitars, vocals and bass. Initially started as a project, the mere admiration from the fans for the debut album helped to made a transition to a full-fledged band. In 2020 Cassian (drums,Ex- Tarabas,Otrere) and Martyr (bass, Ex- In Stadio Ultimo, Otrere) joined as members for live rituals and recordings.

With their new album and a bit different song dynamics than on the previous one, KHNVM would like to exhibit the ultimate descend of human mind towards death. Throughout the journey, the demon-like reality grasps human conscious with its torturous claws and the album portrays the eternal conflict between these two supreme forces.

Artwork by Khaos Diktator Design.

Tracklist:
1. Ethos Of The Otherly World
2. Portals To Oblivion
3. Heretic Ascension
4. Drink From The Chalice Of Suffering
5. Baptized By The Father Befouled
6. No Solace
7. Spectral Chaos

www.facebook.com/KHNVM666 +++ https://neckbreakerrecords.bigcartel.com
 

SARKE - New Single Premiere "Grim Awakening"

Norwegian extreme metal act SARKE has revealed the third and final single from the upcoming studio album "Allsighr"!

"Grim Awakening" is a driving and rousing track displaying a natural attraction to darkness, finished off by the cruel vocals of Nocturno Culto.

Check it out here: https://youtu.be/cDU2np9ET9w

"Allsighr"will be released worldwide via Soulseller Records on November 5th 2021. It was recorded by Børge Finstad and Kevin Kleiven at Top Room Studios, mixed by Lars Erik Westby at H-10 productions and mastered by Thomas Eberger at Stockholm Mastering. The artwork was created by Kjell Åge Meland.

On their 7th full-length, SARKE continue to exploit their unusual mix of 70's rock, 80's speed metal and 90's black metal, resulting in an album full of heavy-rocking and groovy metal while not forgetting the unique psychedelic, doomy and dwelling passages.

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

Tracklist:
1. Bleak Reflections
2. Grim Awakening
3. Funeral Fire
4. Allsighr
5. Beheading Of The Circus Director
6. Through The Thorns
7. Glacial Casket
8. Sleep In Fear
9. The Reverberation of The Lost
10. Imprisoned

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

SIJJIN - Song Premiere "Condemned By Primal Contact"

Rising Death Metallers SIJJIN have premiered a new song from their upcoming debut album "Sumerian Promises", coming on November 12th, 2021 via Sepulchral Voice Records.

Check out "Condemned By Primal Contact" at this location: https://www.invisibleoranges.com/sijjin-premiere-interview

The basque/german collaboration has proved extraordinary musicianship while recording all songs live as well as using full takes only. No cuts, no edits, no bullshit. Faithful towards the magic of the elder gods of Death Metal, SIJJIN undoubtably have managed to bring life unto death, or otherwise set death alive. Merely the instrumental passage "Hunting The Lizard" allows a moment to catch some breath while transporting the listener amongst the stone walls of an ancient desert temple.

With "Sumerian Promises", SIJJIN rise the flag of untamable, pitch-black and archaic Death Thrash Metal, rising from the shadows to embrace the unsuspectingly victim with sheer brutality. Harken and behold! Sumerian Promises shall unfold.

Pre-orders: CD & Vinyl + Digital

Tracklist:
1. Daemon Blessex
2. Dagger Of A Thousand Deaths
3. Those Who Wait To Enter
4. Sumerian Promises
5. Angel Of The Eastern Gate
6. Hunting The Lizard
7. Unchain The Ghost
8. Darkness On Saqqara
9. White Mantras Bleed From Black Magic
10. Outer Chambers Of Entity
11. Condemned By Primal Contact

www.sepulchralvoice.de +++ www.facebook.com/Sijjin-102605617799602
 

MEMORY GARDEN - New Video Clip "1349"

Swedish Power Doom Metallers MEMORY GARDEN have revealed a video clip for the title track of their ucpoming new album "1349"!

"1349" - Official Video Clip: https://youtu.be/dfl41Qh9y0k

The band's sixth studio full-length will be released on December 17th, 2021 via No Remorse Records. It was mixed and mastered by Dan Swanö and features guest apearances of artists such as Niklas Stålvind (Wolf), Josefin Bäck (the original voice of "Marion" from the first demo in 1993!) and Göran "Freddy" Fredrikson (medieval instruments). The artwork was created by Hjules Illustration and Design (Destruction, Grave Digger, Annihilator, Stratovarius).

"1349" is a conceptual album and the storyline covers both fact and fiction, taking place during the pandemic years of the black plague. "Stefan and I were talking about how the new songs were coming together nicely, and he told me he really wanted the album to carry a concept", states drummer Tom Björn. "We started contemplating different themes that could fit our music, and we both got hooked on the black plague. A very dark and tragic period of history... We drew some guidelines, or a few key words for the concept, and after that I developed the story incorporating a few facts with the fictive elements. It's not a linear timeline throughout the album, but a few songs are connected by the same character and happen in the correct order. Some things have to be read between the lines though."

Tracklist:
1. Shallow Waters
2. Pariah
3. Distrust
4. Rivers Run Black
5. The Flagellants
6. The Messenger
7. The Empiric
8. 1349
9. Blood Moon

Available formats will be CD, CD limited digipak, Double LP and Double LP limited coloured. The vinyl records and digipak will also include the following bonus tracks:
1. Unrestrained
2. Heart Of The Dark (Demo 1993)
3. Legions Of The Lost (Demo 1993)
4. Up From The Ashes (Demo 1993)

www.facebook.com/memorygardenofficial +++ https://www.noremorse.gr
 

ERIC WAGNER - Posthumous Solo Album "In The Lonely Light Of Mourning" via Cruz Del Sur Music

Cruz Del Sur Music will release legendary former TROUBLE singer Eric Wagner’s posthumous solo album, “In The Lonely Light Of Mourning” in March 2022.

Recorded at Alpha Sound Services and Aardvark Recording, “In The Lonely Light Of Mourning” was completed and delivered to Cruz Del Sur Music a month before Eric’s untimely passing. Initially scheduled for a November 2021 release, Cruz Del Sur Music — in cooperation with Eric’s manager, Michael Smith — agreed to move the release date to March 2022 to give it the attention it deserves.

“It has been a great honor to have the chance to work with Eric,” says Cruz Del Sur Music owner Enrico Leccese. “He has been a reference in my life since, as a fan, I bought his TROUBLE albums back in the 1980s. I must give WHILE HEAVEN WEPT’s Tom Philips 100 percent credit for Cruz Del Sur Music being able to release Eric’s solo album. Eric really put all himself, his passion, his deepest emotions and his skills into this release. I must also thank Mike and Ron Holzner for the extremely mature talk we had after Eric’s passing. His loss has been a tragic event and we hope that this album gives justice to his career.”

The solo endeavor — a long-time goal of Eric’s — serves as a fitting testament to one of doom metal’s most respected voices. Eric tapped former TROUBLE/current BLACKFINGER drummer Dave Snyder to help him assemble the album’s eight cuts. Along the way, Eric brought in some of his favorite musicians as guests — including past and present members of TROUBLE, BLACKFINGER, THE SKULL, LID, PENTAGRAM, DEATH ROW and PLACE OF SKULLS.

“In The Lonely Light Of Mourning” travels down Eric’s hallowed, familiar doom roads, flanked by melancholic acoustic guitar arrangements. It makes for an album of color, depth and heaviness that will please fans of Eric’s work. “I’d say this album is an amalgamation of TROUBLE, BLACKFINGER, LID and THE SKULL,” says Phillips. “There’s a little bit of each all swirled together. Basically, there’s a little something for everyone!”

“He was excited about the songs,” adds Snyder. “He and I worked on this project for a little over four years. It took that long, mostly because we did it over the phone. Either he would be in Chicago or New Mexico, and I’m in West Virginia, so I’d send him demo riffs, and if he liked something, he’d give me arrangement ideas, and I’d re-demo to fit his vision to place the lyrics. I already miss the process of working with him! Before Eric left for the last THE SKULL tour this summer, he told me about the record and said, ‘It jams. I’m turning it into Cruz.’”

Smith says that if Eric was ever going to do a solo record, it would need to involve the people he’s worked with — and some he hasn’t. The wealth of guest musicians explains why he was particularly excited about having a “family reunion” that tapped into nearly every era of his storied career.

“We have guests representing every band Eric has worked with over the years, and even extended family member Victor Griffin, which really brings things full circle,” says Smith. “This was not the original plan by any means, but as the process started to unfold, it became apparent that this was exactly how it should be. How it was meant to be.”

Eric’s THE SKULL and former TROUBLE bandmate Ron Holzner, guests on the album. Ron says “In The Lonely Light Of Mourning” was “more personal” to him than his BLACKFINGER and LID output, two albums that enabled the frontman to work outside of the boundaries of TROUBLE.

“The LID record [1997’s ‘In The Mushroom’] was a break from Trouble and his first tastes of freedom. The BLACKFINGER records were more of a sideband to express himself differently than THE SKULL. It’s been a long journey lyrically for Eric and his story was coming towards the end. He sensed his time was short. The new record was his career coming full circle, in a sense. He included musicians from all his records and never intended this record to be a band. It was more a solo record than anything he ever did before. He needed to share his journey since this record was to be the end — he was contemplating retirement. The new THE SKULL record would be the epitaph to his story.”

Eric’s untimely passing this past August left behind a musical legacy that has influenced countless bands while providing comfort and solace for those impacted by his lyrics. Alongside CANDLEMASS, TROUBLE is arguably the most impactful post-BLACK SABBATH doom band. Their first four albums are undisputed classics, making Eric the solitary voice for the downtrodden and disaffected.

“There’s no doubt that he will be rightly remembered as one of the most iconic voices of metal — not just doom metal considering he had the power to traverse anything he sang over from psychedelic to somber, from acoustic tenderness to bone-crushing metal,” says Phillips. “Of course, he’ll always be tied to the legacy of TROUBLE and thus, considered by nearly everyone — including myself — as one of the founding fathers of the doom metal genre. But for those who knew him, we’ll also never forget his laid-back personality, sense of humor and ‘Eric-isms.’ It’s a staggering and totally unnecessary loss, but he lived by his own rules and spent 2021 doing all of the things he loved doing the most, so there’s some solace in that.”

“He did what he wanted, said what he wanted, lived like he wanted and wrote what he wanted…his way,” says Holzner. “He touched a lot of souls with his life and death.”

“He was a friend to everyone he met,” adds Snyder. “He always would hang out with fans and, through his music, helped a lot of people through tough times, including myself. His lyrics were always thought-provoking and his voice was one of a kind. When you heard it, you knew it was Eric Wagner! Ultimately, his legacy to me is his work with TROUBLE. I am eternally grateful to have been close to him at times, to have finished this record and to have worked with what many call the ‘Godfather of Doom.’”

“Eric was a dear friend, and I miss him immensely,” closes Smith. “This solo album became so much more than we initially expected, and I hope fans will be able to listen with open hearts and realize how lucky we all were to have Eric in our lives. When Eric and I signed off on the album back in July and delivered it to Cruz Del Sur Music, Eric said something I will never forget: ‘If this were to be my last one, it's a perfect final chapter to the story.’”

ERIC WAGNER - “In The Lonely Light Of Mourning” - Tracklist:
1. Rest In Place
2. Maybe Tomorrow
3. Isolation
4. If You Lost It All
5. Strain Theory
6. Walk With Me To The Sun
7. In The Lonely Light Of Mourning
8. Wish You Well

www.cruzdelsurmusic.com +++www.facebook.com/cruzdelsurmusic
 
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