ARDUINI / BALICH - Debut album announcement
“Doom Laden Progressive Wall Of Metal”! Sounds like the perfect definition of ARDUINI / BALICH’s debut album “Dawn of Ages” which will be released on Cruz Del Sur Music on 24th February 2017.
ARDUINI/BALICH is the result of two very powerful figures in their own right of the metal scene. VICTOR ARDUINI needs no introduction being one of the founding members of FATES WARNING, same can be said for BRIAN “BUTCH” BALICH, the mighty voice of ARGUS.
“Dawn Of Ages” is one of the most ambitious records ever released on Cruz Del Sur Music. A monumental piece of music on the level of WHILE HEAVEN WEPT or ATLANTEAN KODEX’s releases (to name two Cruz Del Sur recording artists). A rollercoaster of emotions, an album that captures the collisions of two worlds, progressive and doom. The final result is a really amazing journey inside human soul. Through six original compositions that last for more than an hour, the audience will be captured and hypnotized by the eclectically familiar Victor’s guitar melodies empowered by Butch’s passionate interpretation. Indeed “Dawn of Ages” is an album that could have been easily recorded in the mid/late 70s for the total dedication that transpires through each and every note of it. It is not an album that wants to please any old or new trend in metal, rather an intimate expression of two musicians who have always put their passion for heavy music before anything else.
“Dawn Of Ages” will be released in a deluxe 6-panel digipack embellished by a wonderful, original Michael Cowell’s (Alunah) artwork. The vinyl version will be released in a gatefold colored vinyl double LP with three incredible cover songs as a bonus. URIAH HEEP’s “Sunrise”, BEAU BRUMMELS’ “Wolf Of Velvet Fortune” and BLACK SABBATH’s “After All (The Dead).
REVEL IN FLESH - "Fortress Of Gloom" lyric video available
German Death Metallers REVEL IN FLESH have revealed a second lyric video and therefore another new song from their new album “Emissary Of All Plagues”, coming on 2nd December 2016 via Cyclone Empire.
Enter the "Fortress Of Gloom" here: youtu.be/OH-fApgfe-4
The video was premiered by Germany's Rock Hard Magazine: www.rockhard.de/news/newsarchiv/newsansicht/45853-revel-in-flesh-feiern-fortress-of-gloom-lyricvideo-premiere.html
Produced by guitar master Maggesson at the band´s own Vault M. Studio, the fourth full-length-onslaught will feature 9 new own deadly hymns, a cover version of the UFO classic “Doctor Doctor” and guest solo appearances by members of PUTERAEON and ENTRAILS. For mix and mastering they worked again with Dan Swanö at his Unisound Studios. The cover artwork was created by Juanjo Castellano Rosado.
The lyric video for the title track, "Emissary Of All Plagues", is available at this location: youtu.be/PUb07LC_4Hk
PSYCHEDELIC WITCHCRAFT - "Magick Rites and Spells" details revealed - New video available
Following last year’s debut album "The Vision", Italian occult-doom-rockers PSYCHEDELIC WITCHCRAFT now return with “Magick Rites and Spells”, which will be released via Soulseller Records on 27th January 2017 on digipack-CD, limited gatefold LP and digitally.
The first part of “Magick Rites and Spells” offers new and exclusive tracks that were not included on the debut though had an important meaning to the band, while the second part features the band's first EP that blends perfectly with the first half concerning sounds, atmosphere and magick.
A video for the track “Come A Little Closer” is now available at this location: youtu.be/kimMvfg4EmU
Feel the bluesy atmosphere, without ever missing the energy of rock and roll. Feel the spell!
1. Come A Little Closer (exclusive to this release)
2. Godzilla (Blue Öyster Cult cover, exclusive to this release)
3. Set Me Free (Re-recording, exclusive to this release)
4. Wicked Dream (Re-recording, exclusive to this release)
5. The Dark Lord (originally performed by Sam Gopal with Lemmy)
6. Angela (taken from the Black Magic Man EP)
7. Lying On Iron (taken from the Black Magic Man EP)
8. Black Magic Man (taken from the Black Magic Man EP)
9. Slave Of Grief (taken from the Black Magic Man EP)
SENTIENT HORROR - Guitar play-through video available
New Jersey deathers SENTIENT HORROR present a guitar play-through video for the song "Abyssal Ways"!
The track is taken from the band’s debut full-length "Ungodly Forms" which will be released on 9th December 2016 through Testimony Records (North American release via Redefining Darkness Records). It was mixed by Damian Herring (Horrendous) and mastered by Dan Swanö who remarks: "One of the best SweDeath projects I have come across in 20 years. The perfect blend of all the highlights from the Swedish scene from 89 to 91. Truly awesome!"
MAGNET - Signing with Soulseller Records, Debut Announcement & Song Premiere
Italian rockers MAGNET have signed a deal with Soulseller Records!
The band was founded in the first half of 2016, led by the bassist of Psychedelic Witchcraft, Riccardo Giuffrè, who is taking over guitars and vocals here.
Their debut album “Feel Your Fire” will be released on 27th January 2017 in several formats (digipack-CD, limited gatefold LP, digital) and promises a magical mixture of high energy 70's blues and rock and roll. With a sound focused on energetic vocals and fast tempos, you will also be thrown in a void of slow and dreamy rhythms. It's literally like feeling a fire!
The opening track "Buried Alive With Thee" is streaming now at this location: youtu.be/05kglXdQZzM
The band comments: “We're really excited and proud to become part of the great family of Soulseller's artists. This signing has been huge surprise for us and we can't wait for the album to be released! We're ready to rock!”
1. Buried Alive With Thee
4. Little Moon
5. Drive Me Crazy
6. Feel Your Fire
7. Satan’s Daughter
8. Magnet Caravan
QUICKSAND DREAM - New song available
Cruz Del Sur Music is pleased to present “Daughters Of Eve”, the opening track of QUICKSAND DREAM’s awaited second album “Beheading Tyrants”.
Featuring an evocative Van Gogh painting on the cover, “Beheading Tyrants” will be released on compact disc, vinyl (black and limited brown) and digital on 18th November, 2016.
Expect six tracks of finest heavy, doom-tinged epic metal!
THE DEAD GOATS - New lyric video available - Vinyl announcement
HM2-cultists: Attention and beware the witchcraft!
The vinyl version of THE DEAD GOAT’s new album "All Of Them Witches" will finally be unleashed on 18th November via Testimony Records. It’s limited to 300 copies worldwide and features a 4c lyric sheet. Pre-orders are possible here: testimonyrecords.bigcartel.com/products
To celebrate this release, the Polish deathers present a lyric video for the song "Broodmother": youtu.be/J2m1_1lgwmo
A full stream of the album is available at this location: testimonyrecords.bandcamp.com/album/the-dead-goats-all-of-them-witches
Since their foundation in 2011, THE DEAD GOATS pay tribute to the legendary 90’s Stockholm sound and are preaching the Swedish way with ever-growing passion.
NAKED STAR - Debut album "Ancient Rites" in December
"Ancient Rites", the first full-length-album of German Doomers NAKED STAR, will be released on 16th December 2016 by The Church Within Records (CD & Digital) and Voice Of Azram (Vinyl).
NAKED STAR is the new musical outlet of Tim Schmidt (SEAMOUNT / Guitar, Drums, Bass) and Jim Grant (VAMPYROMORPHA / Vocals), who debuted in spring this year with the EP "Bloodmoon Prophecy". Expect a full dose of pure and extremely HEAVY Doom Metal in the vein of Saint Vitus, Goatsnake, Black Sabbath, Electric Wizard, Count Raven, Hour Of 13 and the likes!
A first track of the album, "Spawn Of The Witch", is available for streaming now at this location: youtu.be/IjRfUCvkfyk
For the upcoming winter season, NAKED STAR are planning several club performances, consolidated by two live members.
2. Stoned Demon
3. Spawn Of The Witch
4. Be My Sacrifice
5. Bound To Hell
6.. Alter Ego
7. I Am The Antichrist
FERAL - New EP "From The Mortuary" - Lyric video available
Swedish Death Metallers FERAL proudly present a first teaser for their new EP "From The Mortuary", which will be released on 2nd December through Cyclone Empire.
Here’s the lyric video for "Reborn in the Morgue" - made by Johan Norström, using the art done by Costin Chioreanu: youtu.be/DWbckLWPZPk
The EP features a total of six new tracks including a cover of the PENTAGRAM classic "Relentless" and a re-recorded and re-arranged version of "Necrofilthiac".
Vocalist David Nilsson comments on the release: "From the Mortuary" picks up where our latest album "Where Dead Dreams Dwell" left off, and we are thrilled to present this new track. "Reborn in the Morgue" is a real deadbanger and great example of FERAL-material to come."
1. The Hand of the Devil
2. Reborn in the Morgue
3. The Cult of the Head
4. The Rite
5. Necrofilthiac (2016)
6. Relentless (Pentragram cover)
VESEN - New album 'Rorschach' in December - Details and song stream available
Norwegian Black/Thrashers VESEN finally return with a new full-length, entitled “Rorschach”, which will be released on 16th December 2016 via Soulseller Records.
Quite uncommon for the genre, the successor of "This Time It's Personal" (2012) is a concept album and though it may sound progressive, the music is actually more regressive in a sense. But of course VESEN explore new ideas and grounds as well and head onwards in all directions at the same time, creating a unique and matured blend.
A first song, "Final Insult", is streaming now at this location: youtu.be/9dg1VDRNbN4
The band comments: "Rorschach is a concept album, certainly lyrically, less so musically. It started out as a concept spanning four albums, but through the process of working with it we found that it fit better on a single album. Overall, it deals with themes quite common in the Vesen universe, which is mental problems. Hence the name of the album, Rorschach, which is a psychological test used to test a person's potentially underlying thought disorders, used in mental health facilities. So without going into too much detail, Rorschach tells the story of a person trying to escape his/her problems, and then it builds from there, and it all ends in this final track "Final Insult"."
1. Damnation Path
2. Pray for Fire
3. Target: Horizon
4. Blood, Bones and Pride
5. Screaming Sane
6. Crown of Scars
7. Vulgar, Old and Sick Blasphemy
8. All in Vain
9. Away the Tormentor
10. Final Insult