KAMPFAR – New Single "Urkraft" via Indie Recordings
Indie Recordings proudly presents KAMPFAR's second new single, "Urkraft"!
https://youtu.be/NqnpLy3yHDs +++ https://orcd.co/urkraft
Band statment: "The second step. Out the door, the creaking sound of it shutting behind you, and off you wander into the valley. We have written an album, and we have recorded it. It was created and partially captured at home, in our little refuge, among the trees, belowthe mountain tops, right there by the river that is never silent. There are six parts, six stories, six conflicts, collected under one banner soon to be named for the world to hear. You will get to experience each one on its own, before they are released together in the fall. For now, part two is ready for your ears. Join us and we will find true riches together."
KAMPFAR is one of the original Norwegian Black Metal acts. Approaching 30 years of existence and having grown to become one of extreme music’s premier live outfits Kampfar prevails and continue to be a force to be reckoned with.
Releasing key albums that have both dominated and contributed to form the modern black metal scene as we know it today.
Their discography has been featured on numerous best-of-the-year lists and received honours such as the Norwegian Grammy for Metal 2019 for their album Profan.
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DEAD HEAD - New Album 'Slave Driver' via Hammerheart Records - Video Clip 'Polar Vortex' revealed
Dutch Extreme Thrashers DEAD HEAD have premiered another song from their upcoming new album "Slave Driver"!
Check out the video clip for "Polar Vortex" at this location: https://youtu.be/U684ilZO2iQ
The band’s seventh full-length will be unleashed on April 29th 2022 via Hammerheart Records on CD, LP and digitally. It was recorded by Erwin Hermsen at Toneshed Studio (Trouble, Pestilence, Malevolent Creation) and features an artwork by Vladimir Chebakov (Katalepsy, Hidious Divinity).
DEAD HEAD have been around since the late 80`s which was a golden and extremely fertile period for Thrash Metal, and it shows. Their style is just about as aggressive as Thrash can logically get before having to refer to them as Death Metal whilst thankfully managing to retaining a slight 80's vibe.
Everything about "Slave Driver" just ooozes unadulterated seething hatred, and aural violence. It pushes the boundaries of Thrash Metal once again, intense and aggressive in its purest form available!
02. Grim Side Valley
03. Frequency Illusion
05. Drawn into the Wire
06. Polar Vortex
07. Grooves of Envy
09. Fear Scraper
10. Horrors of Hades
wwwdeadhead.nl +++ www.hammerheart.com
LORD BELIAL - New Album "Rapture" via Hammerheart Records - Details and Trackstream revealed
Hammerheart Records proudly announces the comeback album of Swedish Black Metallers LORD BELIAL!
"Rapture" will be released on May 27th 2022 on CD, LP and as a deluxe CD boxset.
It was recorded, mixed and mastered by Andy LaRoque at Sonic Train Studios and features an artwork by Mike Hrubovcak (Visual Darkness).
LORD BELIAL’s last studio album, "The Black Curse", dates back to 2008, after which they remained active as a live act but was put on hold in 2015. In 2020 they decided to reform and recorded their 9th studio album one year later. The variation is the strongest point of "Rapture", going from epic doomy atmospheric songs to fast and furious blackened attacks, making it a full album experience for sure. Expect their most mature record to date!
A first track entitled "On a Throne of Souls" can be checked out here: https://youtu.be/pZv1NTkib38
02. On a Throne of Souls
03. Rapture of Belial
05. Belie all Gods
06. Evil Incarnate
07. Lux Luciferi
08. Infinite Darkness and Death
09. Alpha and Omega
www.lordbelial.net +++ www.hammerheart.com
PURGATORY - New Album "Apotheosis Of Anti Light" in April 2022 via War Anthem Records - Details and Lyric Video
War Anthem Records proudly announces the 9th full-length assault of German Death Metal veterans PURGATORY!
"Apotheosis Of Anti Light" will be released on April 1st 2022 on CD, LP, MC and digitally.
It was recorded in December 2021 at Musical Massacre´s Studio by Lukas Haidinger & PURGATORY and mastered by Patrick W. Engel at Temple of Disharmony. The artwork was created by Bahrull Marta.
Like on the highly acclaimed predecessor "Omega Void Tribunal", PURGATORY (who are now killing as a five piece!) offer ultra-brutal Death Metal with murderous riffs and growls, ranging from total blasting chaos and nihility to majestic morbid hymns.
You can check out the album's opening track, "(We Declare) War", at this location: https://youtu.be/gWmBn77rSGc
1. (We Declare) War
2. Accused, Sentenced And Buried Alive
3. Ropes In November (Samhain's Curse Part III)
4. The Moaning Of Dismal Halls
5. We Were Forced Astray
6. Deny! Deny!! Deny!!!
7. Expectato Solis
8. God Loves None Of You
9. Pantheon Of Slaughters
Dreier - Vocals
René Kögel - Guitars / Vocals
Wolfgang Rothbauer - Guitars
Nico Solle - Bass
Lutz Götzold - Drums
Guests: Additional vocals by RS (LIE IN RUINS), SB (RUMOURS) and A. Deathmonger.
www.facebook.com/Purgatory666 +++ www.war-anthem.de
NORDJEVEL - New Single "Within The Eyes" via Indie Recordings
NORDJEVEL unleash a force of darkness with their new single “Within the eyes” - and announces album in 2022.
Check it out here: https://youtu.be/kYOiAErxk3Y +++ https://orcd.co/withintheeyes
Through distinctive vocals set to brutal instrumentals, Nordjevel leads the listeners into an empire of infernal rage filled with an obscure, barbaric darkness.
"Within The Eyes is the first single to be unleashed: "'Within The Eyes' is a taste of the new atmosphere and aggression you can expect on our upcoming album.” - Doedsadmiral.
Conceptually, NORDJEVEL further evolves and ventures into even more sinister territories. Driven by war, destruction and hellish esoteric beliefs, they have created an album that is even darker and more brutal than ever before.
Doedsadmiral - Vocals
Destructhor - Guitar
Dominator - Drums
Dzepticunt - Bass
www.facebook.com/nordjevelofficial +++ www.facebook.com/indierecordings
SEPULCHRAL - New Single 'Tombstone Thrower' revealed
Spanish Death Metallers SEPULCHRAL have revealed the third and final single from their upcoming debut full-length, "From Beyond The Burial Mound"!
The "Tombstone Thrower" awaits you here: https://youtu.be/DjAPwYyg09M
The track is also available on all usual streaming platforms now.
"From Beyond The Burial Mound" will be unleashed via Soulseller Records on February 25th 2022 on CD, LP and digitally. It was recorded by the band members themselves, mixed and mastered by Gorka Pérez and features a cover art by Jaime P.S..
Pre-orders: https://soulsellerrecords.bandcamp.com (World) +++ https://soulsellerrecords.aisamerch.com (Americas)
Get ready for catchy, putrid, crusty Death Metal that will make you jump from your coffin!
01. The Funerary Dirge
02. Harbor of Drifting Souls
03. Ceremony of Putrefaction
04. Sepulchral Fumes
05. Cursed Epitaph
06. Coffin Miasma
07. Tombstone Thrower
08. Caravan of Putrid Flesh
09. Bastards from the Grave
10. Blood Freak (Necrophagia Cover)
11. Eyes Like Burning Catacombs
www.facebook.com/sepulchraldeathmetal +++ www.soulsellerrecords.com
KAMPFAR - New Single "Lausdans under stjernene" via Indie Recordings
Indie Recordings proudly presents KAMPFAR's new single, "Lausdans under stjernene"!
The return from the mountains is nigh. The four voices bringing with them a hexalogy of stories to share with the world, one by one, until the full picture is as vivid as the starry sky of Hemsedal on a crisp winter night. More will be known in time, until then, dance like the Devil is watching and there is no morning in sight.
KAMPFAR is one of the original Norwegian Black Metal acts. Approaching 30 years of existence and having grown to become one of extreme music’s premier live outfits Kampfar prevails and continue to be a force to be reckoned with. Releasing key albums that have both dominated and contributed to form the modern black metal scene as we know it today. Their discography has been featured on numerous best-of-the-year lists and received honours such as the Norwegian Grammy for Metal 2019 for their album "Profan".
Official Track Stream: https://youtu.be/HVc0Gd7nXjo +++ https://orcd.co/lausdans
Dolk - Vocals
Ole - Guitars
Jon - Bass
Ask Ty - Drums
www.facebook.com/kampfarofficial +++ www.facebook.com/indierecordings
FER DE LANCE - Debut Full-Length "The Hyperborean" in April 2022 via Cruz Del Sur Music
On April 22th 2022, FER DE LANCE will release their debut full-length album "The Hyperborean" via Cruz Del Sur Music. The follow-up to their 2020 "Colossus" EP was again produced and engineered by Matt Russell at Altered States Studio in Chicago.
Occupying the hard-to-find place between "Hammerheart"-era BATHORY, and Rainbow's "Rising”, FER DE LANCE have expanded upon "Colossus" with seven new compositions that are rife with intricate and melodic guitar riffs, powerful and soaring vocals, and crisp acoustic guitar arrangements. The band has also expanded their lineup, bringing on the talents of former SEPT OF MEMNON drummer, Scud, and Mandy Martillo of MIDNIGHT DICE and SATAN's HALLOW on acoustic guitars and vocals. MP again played electric and acoustic guitars in addition to lead vocals and tin whistle. Now with a full-time drummer in the band, Rusty focuses solely on bass. All joined in on background vocals and choirs.
"The goal is always artistic progression," comments the band. "We wanted to keep the atmosphere established on Colossus, but we were determined to expand on that statement with our debut album. The album is venomous, yet also melancholic. In addition to incorporating more diverse soundscapes and dynamics, the songs are heavier, more complex and have a deeper underlying meaning."
"The Hyperborean'' title means "one beyond the north wind." According to the band, it combines classical myth with more modern ideas regarding the "idealized" North. The cover artwork represents the album's journey from the Mediterranean Sea to the Arctic North and was painted by Adam Burke with the layout elegantly designed by Annick Giroux.
"The album tells the story of a mariner,” says the band. “Leaving behind the depravity and injustice of the "civilized" world, the mariner travels north in search of a land devoid of pain and suffering. At the forefront of the artwork, the temple represents both the starting place and the civilization that the mariner aims to leave behind. The aurora borealis and the mountain of ice represent the desolate destination and the stars above, the guide." The band continues, "The mariner and his crew follow the stars in the hope of salvation. However, what they find is not what they expect and those left unburied never cross Acheron."
In addition to already working on material for further releases, FER DE LANCE is currently slated to perform at the prestigious Keep It True festival in Germany this April. Additional live performances in the USA are also in the works.
1. Aurora Borealis
2. The Mariner
3. Ad Bestias
5. Northern Skies
6. Arctic Winds
7. The Hyperborean
www.facebook.com/FerdeLanceMetal +++ www.cruzdelsurmusic.com
BLOOD TORRENT - New Full-Length Album "Void Universe" via Trollzorn - Details and Lyric Video revealed
Trollzorn proudly announces the new full-length release of German Black Metallers BLOOD TORRENT!
"Void Universe" will be released on April 8th 2022.
BLOOD TORRENT was founded in 2005 and have developed an own individual style during the years. They fuse their Black Metal sound with progressive elements and influences of classic Hard Rock and Punk. After several self releases, the band now presents their new album via Trollzorn Records, offering a natural sounding recording, especially considering the drums and guitars.
“Void Universe” is not a concept album itself. However, there is a recurring theme within its lyrics: it is about the argument of self-extinction within the Fermi paradox. It raises the question of what would happen if society could start again.
A lyric video for the track "The Cosmic Breakdown" can be checked out at this location: https://youtu.be/QitTSu9DPT4
01. The Renascence
02. A Knowledge of Light
03. Decay and Transformation
04. The Cosmic Breakdown
05. Elemental Scorn
07. Raised Knives
08. Phantom Propaganda
10. The Strive
www.facebook.com/BloodTorrent +++ www.trollzorn.de +++ www.facebook.com/trollzorn
VANUM - New track premiere / New album out in April 2022 via Eisenwald
American Black Metal act VANUM has premiered a new song! Taken from the upcoming album "Legend", out April 22nd 2022 via Eisenwald (Europe) and Profound Lore Records (North America/Rest Of World) on CD/Digital/Tape, Vinyl out at a later point.
Check out "Adversary" at this location: https://youtu.be/U9IB5mnsJ8c
After a period of smoldering dormancy, VANUM reappears, blazing and alive, with their third full-length album, Legend. Continuing the triumphant march of previous works, but raising the stakes even higher, Legend finds Vanum both expanding and refining their approach, and in turn delivering their most fully realized recording to date.
The core of the band's sound remains unchanged: unyielding and grandiose Black Metal that traces a hellish through-line from the power of mid-era Bathory, through the riff-craft of the Hellenic masters, to the bitter fury of the Slavic greats. But amidst the pantheon of familiar influences, new touchstones become ever more apparent. With Legend, the continuum is charted further back and to new lands. Within the throes of the Black Metal maelstrom, echoes of classic heavy metal are increasingly recognizable, further bolstering Vanum‘s towering melodic sensibility and epic songwriting. Coupled with a deeper and expanded exploration and use of ambience and synthesizer, the album is imbued with a richness and sense of majesty that underpins each of its five towering compositions.
Due to the global chaos of 2020/21, initial recording plans had to be scrapped in favor of extremely detailed demo and pre-production work, followed by a remote-tracking process. As the album was recorded in various locations throughout the country, producer Andrew Oswald was enlisted to oversee technical and performance nuance from afar before handling the mixing duties in which he meticulously sculpted the thunderous, full sound of the album. Adorned with an original painting by Petri Ala-Maunus, the entire package from concept through composition, execution, and presentation is one unified by a sense of strength, power, and romantic awe.
While musically dynamic as ever, the overriding theme of the album is one of victory. Victory amidst bloodshed; triumph amidst loss. This is Black Metal as spiritual war, the aural embodiment of ancient combat and heroic struggle. This is Legend.
2. The Gateway And The Key
3. Frozen In Vile Illumination
5. Beneath The Pillars Of Earth And Air
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