PHARAOH - New Lyric Video - "Lost In The Waves"
Long-running American metallers PHARAOH, featuring vocalist Tim Aymar, guitarist Matt Johnsen, bassist Chris Kerns and drummer Chris Black, have premiered a first song from their upcoming new album "The Powers That Be".
A lyric video for "Lost In The Waves" is available at this location: https://youtu.be/K_3PxoQgvtA
The band's first studio album in nine years will be released on June 18th 2021 via Cruz Del Sur Music.
Guest appearances include longtime friend and frequent collaborator Jim Dofka (DOFKA) and a new face to PHARAOH, VOIVOD’s Daniel Mongrain.
The album’s lyrics were written during one of America’s most tumultuous periods in recent memory. The pandemic, coupled with a volatile political situation, served as fodder for PHARAOH, who have been tackling matters of politics since 2006’s full-length "The Longest Night".
1. The Powers That Be
2. Will We Rise
3. Waiting To Drown
4. Lost In The Waves
5. Ride Us To Hell
6. When The World Was Mine
8. Dying Sun
9. I Can Hear Them
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ATTACKER - American Metal Legends join Cruz Del Sur Music
Cruz Del Sur Music is proud to announce the signing of American metal legends ATTACKER! The label will release the band’s next studio album sometime in 2022.
Originally formed in 1983, ATTACKER burst onto the scene with their 1985 debut, “Battle At Helm’s Deep”, an LP many consider to be one of the first pure American power metal albums. The band released “The Second Coming” in 1988 before splitting the next year. ATTACKER returned in 2001 and has since released four additional studio albums and one EP, the latest being 2018’s “Armor Of The Gods” EP.
ATTACKER made contact with Cruz Del Sur Music through a mutual friend of the band and the label. “We corresponded for a few months and struck a deal for the next ATTACKER album,” says drummer and founding member Mike Sabatini. “We are looking forward to this new partnership!”
In related news, vocalist Bobby Lucas has since rejoined ATTACKER. According to Sabatini, a conversation about the recent “Godzilla Vs. Kong” movie got the two men talking about working together again, and, more importantly, what a strong unit they are. Vocalist Ski, who appeared on the recent “Spiritual Warfare” single, had recently informed the band that he did not have the time needed to fully commit to ATTACKER.
“With all the stuff the world has gone through the last year and still going through, we all grew in our understanding of what’s important and what’s not important,” says Sabatini. “It’s definitely a nice feeling. Bobby truly is the best voice for this band. Add to that how excited we all are for new beginnings working with Cruz Del Sur and it makes life that much sweeter. The band and I are very much looking forward to continuing work on the new album material for a 2022 release”
ATTACKER plans on concluding the writing process for their next studio album by the end of the summer. The band will then enter Bandmother Recording in Jersey City, New Jersey, with Sabatini handling engineering duties. “The new material will have more diversity,” he says. “Brian Smith [bass] and Jon Hasselbrink [guitar] have contributed music for the very first time. Mike Benetatos [guitar] had written most of the last few albums so the injection of different ideas will add some new flavor to our sound. Mike is a little more of a technical writer whereas Brian and Jon’s material adds a little more old-school classic feel which is where we all came from musically. I think fans of the band will be pleased.”
Active for nearly four decades, ATTACKER has long been a staple of the American power metal scene. They also remain a highly-respected cult act in Europe, something that continues to drive them to this day.
“We were fortunate to have come up when the metal explosion was happening and be part of this great thing that occurred and is still occurring,” says Sabatini. “Heavy metal and hard rock is the music that speaks to me and resonates within me. Listening to the classic metal bands that got me on my path still sends chills up my spine — those types of feelings and love for this music are what keeps me and the band going. Music is in our blood, hearts and souls.
“Another big aspect is the great people we have met since reforming. We honestly had no idea what the bands’ early works meant until going to Europe and hearing from the fans. It was very humbling as we never imagined the impact ATTACKER and other underground ‘80s bands had. I should totally understand it since so many underground bands were part of my introduction to metal back in the early days. We don’t do it for a living — we’re more like weekend warriors. But hey, some people play golf, we’ll play metal until we physically cannot!"
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THE FLIGHT OF SLEIPNIR - "Eventide" Album Announcement - Details & Trackstream
Sonic alchemists THE FLIGHT OF SLEIPNIR have premiered a first track from their highly anticipated seventh album, "Eventide", set for international release on May 28th 2021 via Eisenwald.
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Arguably THE FLIGHT OF SLEIPNIR's starkest and sparsest work to date, "Eventide" is an audial rumination on the vast mysteries of nighttime. Its cover depiction of the stars and nightingale are visual springboards for where THE FLIGHT OF SLEIPNIR whisk the listener into the sprawling beyond of sleep and darkness, of dreams and impossibility; "Eventide"'s artwork suitably keeps apace with the band's continually elegant standards of visual presentation, always delivered by founding drummer/vocalist David Csisely. With the opening notes inviting the listener forward with a brave sense of warmth, the album begins building patient vistas of splendor, tension, and release.
Always moving in a most labyrinthine manner, THE FLIGHT OF SLEIPNIR's strident density is ably balanced by the band's exploration of dynamics, here on "Eventide" allowing for an even-greater emphasis on simmering softness - and the results are beautiful, breathtaking, and absolutely cathartic. Their ensemble playing is simply astounding: this is the work of a true BAND, of master musicians putting their considerable instrumental expertise to endlessly evocative use in service of The Song...and yes, The Muse.
4. Bathe the Stone in Blood
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MINAS MORGUL - New Album "Heimkehr" via Trollzorn – New Release Date & Lyric Video
Trollzorn have set April 23rd 2021 as the new release date for the already announced seventh full-length of Germany’s MINAS MORGUL, entitled "Heimkehr"!
A lyric video for the track "Weltenfall" is available at this location now: https://youtu.be/X9UgW7X2JcQ
MINAS MORGUL stands for expressive and melodic Pagan Black/Death Metal with an own twist and their new album has become a versatile work, which is firmly anchored in the band's roots on the one hand, but also takes up new facets that were already evident on 2017’s "Kult".
Furthermore, MINAS MORGUL debuts with a revamped line-up on "Heimkehr", featuring Robse of EQUILIBRIUM on vocals.
1. Prolog: Sturm aus Ost
4. Stein um Stein
8. V. F.
9. Dein Erwachen
10. Epilog: Tiefe Narben
Formats: 6 Panel Digi-CD, limited Vinyl (150 Creamwhite + 150 Green), limited Bundle (CD, Metalpin, Backpatch & T-Shirt), Digital (May 7th)
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UNGFELL - New Album "Es garuert" via Eisenwald - Trackstream available
Swiss UNGFELL proudly present a new song entitled "Tyfels Antlitz". The track is the first to be revealed from the band's highly anticipated third album, "Es grauet", set for international release on April 30th 2021 via Eisenwald.
Switzerland's UNGFELL have established themselves as an unstoppable force of intricate yet undeniably immersive riff fury in a scene that frequently replaces memorable songwriting with pseudo-intellectual gibberish. Affiliated with the formidable Helvetic Underground Committee, UNGFELL has provided the unsuspecting masses with music that is undeniably engaging and yet challenging, delving into local lore and legends with a depth and a knack for wit that is rarely seen in contemporary extreme metal music.
On their third full-length album, "Es grauet", UNGFELL abducts listeners on a sonic journey detailing moral ambivalence and treachery. Set in a seemingly idyllic rural village in pre-modern times, all is not as it seems. Tragedy strikes the town in the form of a horrific, grisly murder. Unfounded accusations lead the town further astray, while these occurrences of debauchery exceed the comprehension of the local inhabitants. Alas, evil lurks where you may least expect it... The story unfolds, accompanied by ravaging riffs and gripping songwriting that appropriately underline the complex-yet-harrowing narrative. Es grauet shows Ungfell at their most ambitious and most audacious, featuring incredibly dynamic and warm production values, emphasizing atmosphere even more than previous releases and managing to complement the story being told.
1. Es grauet überm Dorf (Wie s niemert het chönne ahne)
2. Tyfels Antlitz (Wie e Huerä zwei Chind empfanget)
3. D Schwarzamslä (Wie us däne Goofe Pfaffä wärdet)
4. Mord im Tobel (Wie en hinterhältige Mord begange wird)
5. S Chnochelied (Wie e Beschuldigti gfoltered wird und Visione bechunnt)
6. Stossgebätt (Wie das Wyb als Häx hygrichtet wird)
7. D Unheilspfaffä vom Heinzäbärg (Wie Tod und Verdärbe uf das Dorf iistürzt)
8. S Fälsebräche (Wie s Böse begrabe wird)
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SLITHERING DECAY – Debut Album "Aeons Untold" – Details & Track Premiere
Testimony Records proudly announces the debut album of Belgian Death Metal horde SLITHERING DECAY!
"Aeons Untold" will be released on May 21st 2021 on CD, vinyl (100 transparent afterglow & 100 black copies) and in digital versions. It was mastered by Dan Swanö, including a special FDR version for the vinyl, and is graced with a sinister cover art by Wesley Dewanckel.
As true worshippers of the HM2 buzz saw cult, SLITHERING DECAY deliver frantic hymns based on barbarous riffing and ferocious drumming!
A first track, the album opener "Metaphysical Iconoclasm", has been premiered at this location: https://youtu.be/HmbXksO7i00
1. Metaphysical Iconoclasm
2. Bloodstained Tears
3. Orgy of Flesh
4. Embedded in Hollowness
5. Internal Dismay
6. Psychotic Ecstasy
7. Verminous Flood
8. Resurrected in Chaos
9. Doomsday Prayer
10. Blood Unforeseen
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CAMBION - "Conflagrate The Celestial Refugium" - Full Album Stream
Lavadome Productions proudly presents the full stream of CAMBION's highly acclaimed debut album, "Conflagrate The Celestial Refugium", which is released today!
Immerse yourself into the hellish maelstrom of Death Metal blasphemy at these locations: https://lavadome.bandcamp.com/album/conflagrate-the-celestial-refugium +++ https://youtu.be/TExRDNk6TGo
CAMBION is comprising of German guitarist Thorben Rathje, US-based vocalist/bassist Rich Osmond and the human cyclone Chason Westmoreland (ex-Hate Eternal) on drums. The album was mixed and mastered by Chris Erkens at (((CYPHX-AUDIO))) in 2020 and features a cover art by Shaari Moth.
CDs and shirts are also available through the label's webshop: https://store.lavadome.org/advanced_search_result.php?keywords=cambion
1. Conflagrate the Celestial Refugium
2. Vae Victis
4. Cities of Brass
5. Eiton Euclarion
6. Impact Steel
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BALMOG - New Album "EVE" via War Anthem Records - Details revealed
War Anthem Records proudly announces "EVE", the fourth full-length of Spain’s BALMOG!
This new step forward after the release of last year’s highly acclaimed "Pillars Of Salt" EP, continues to advance BALMOG’s personal approach. Black/death metal, post-punk, traditional metal, psycho-rock... it’s everything and nothing at the same time. After three pure black/death metal albums, BALMOG enriches their sound and creates a vast manifestation of extreme metal music.
The band states: "This isn’t an avant-garde or experimental album, there is no intention to innovate, we just haven’t set limits and we have put into practice everything we have in our heads. In some ways we wanted to recreate the horror that rock music has built from Sisters of Mercy to Mayhem, from Pink Floyd or King Crimson to Danzig or Morbid Angel."
"EVE" will be released on May 28th 2021 as follows: CD and digital versions via War Anthem Records, vinyl via Blackseed Productions and cassette through In Pulverem Mortis Prods.
The album was produced by Javi Félez (now also an official member of the band) at his Moontower Studio, mastered by Jaime Gómez Arellano (Orgone Studio) and features a cover by Branca Studio.
A true ode to horror and darkness!
Furthermore BALMOG have just unleashed a single track entilted "Desacougo” that will give name to their upcoming EP and can be seen as a preview to the full-length. Check it out at this location: https://soundcloud.com/friedhofmag/balmog-desacougo
EVE - Tracklist:
1. Horror in Circuitu
2. Birth of Feral
5. Agnus Dei
8. Carrion Heart
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SOLBRUD - Live Album Stream
Black Metal boundary-pushers SOLBRUD stream the entirety of the video portion of their special live album, "Levende I Brønshøj Vandtårn". The joint audio/visual live album will be released on March 26th 2021 via Eisenwald.
SOLBRUD are also known for performing at unique locations, with special care for lights and props, which now results in "Levende I Brønshøj Vandtårn", a carefully curated live double-album and video. All tracks were recorded inside Brønshøj Water Tower in Copenhagen at two totally sold-out nights. The tower is known for its brutalist architecture and unique acoustics – 15 seconds of natural reverb, which creates a fitting atmospheric backdrop for the monumental sound of the band. On top of that, the tower was freezing cold, amplifying the nature of the music.
"Levende I Brønshøj Vandtårn" consists of eight tracks, including songs from all three previous SOLBRUD studio albums. Some songs have been rearranged and woven together, taking the special acoustics into account, while others blast through in their original form. In addition to their set, the new song “Sjæleskrig” was added to their setlist, which resonates hauntingly in the great tower’s reverberance.
Along with the audio part, the entire concert was also captured on film - and the video footage is included as a DVD on both the vinyl and CD releases of "Levende I Brønshøj Vandtårn". Apart from the impressive cover shots, the release also includes a booklet with photographs from the concert inside the tower. It was recorded on November 23rd and 24th, 2019. Mixing was handled by Marcus Ferreira Larsen (vocalist, Demon Head) and mastered by Flemming Rasmussen (Metallica, Morbid Angel, Rainbow, etc.) at Sweet Silence Studios.
1. Øde Lagt
8. Besat af Mørke
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WHEEL - New Album "Preserved in Time" via Cruz Del Sur Music - Lyric Video available
Cruz Del Sur Music proudly announces "Preserved in Time"!
On their first studio album in eight years, Germany's WHEEL deliver seven songs of brooding, emotional doom. It will be released on April 9th 2021.
A lyric video for the track "She Left In Silence" has just been revealed at this location: https://youtu.be/AnldQFB7RCQ
True, epic doom of the highest order in the vein of Candlemass, Solitude Aeturnus and Trouble!
1. At Night They Came Upon Us
2. When The Shadow Takes You Over
3. After All
4. She Left In Silence
5. Aeon of Darkness
6. Hero of the Weak
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