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MEGA COLOSSUS - New Album 'Showdown' via Cruz Del Sur Music - New Lyric Video revealed

High-octane melodic metallers MEGA COLOSSUS, hailing from Raleigh / North Carolina, have released a second track from their upcoming new album "Showdown".

A lyric video for "Outrun Infinity" can be checked out here: https://youtu.be/hIriy_x8epM

On their fourth full-length, MEGA COLOSSUS matches epic metal grandeur with the hooks and melodies from Rainbow and Kansas! Recorded with Al Jacob at Warrior Sound in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, in early 2023, "Showdown" catches MEGA COLOSSUS in full stride, expanding upon its template of dueling twin-guitar harmonies and gallops. It takes their brand of triumphant, big melodic metal to new heights without forgetting where the band came from. It’s like the perfect sequel to 2021’s "Riptime"- but better!

But above all else, "Showdown" is the amalgamation of five very different musicians with something unique to offer to MEGA COLOSSUS. It is no wonder, that the album has emerged as an epic display of uncanny and striking melodic metal, with all the depth and charisma of a band now entering its 20th year.

"Showdown" will be released on January 26th 2024 via Cruz Del Sur Music on CD, LP and digitally.

1. Fortune and Glory
2. Outrun Infinity
3. Grab the Sun
4. Showdown
5. Warden of the Wicked Road
6. Take to the Skies

https://www.cruzdelsurmusic.com +++ https://www.facebook.com/colossusmetal

WARLORD - New Album "Free Spirit Soar" via High Roller Records in 2024

Epic Metal pioneers WARLORD are on a mission in tribute to fallen bandmate William J Tsamis and return once more with a new album in 2024, to be released via High Roller Records.

With "Free Spirit Soar", a brand-new studio album by WARLORD with all songs having been recorded between March and September 2023, singer Giles Lavery and drummer Mark Zonder honor their bandmate Bill Tsamis who passed away in 2021. They are joined by Jimmy Waldo on keyboards/synthesizer, Philip Bynoe on bass and Eric Juris on guitars.

"We wanted to finish these pieces of music that were started ‘for Bill’," explains Lavery, "and the material we felt was certainly strong enough to inspire us to do so." Regarding the guitar parts he specifies: "Bill is there where we could pull his tracks off the demo recordings, in much the same way the Beatles were recently able to rescue John Lennon’s voice from an old demo tape. however be assured this album is not 'a demo', nor does it sound like one, our new guitarist Eric does most of the heavy lifting as far the recording, but all of the music was written by Bill and we stayed very very faithful to what he wrote."

Watch out for further news such as the album cover, pre-order info as well as a first single very soon!

01. Behold A Pale Horse
02. The Rider
03. Conquerors
04. Worms Of The Earth
05. The Watchman (CD-exclusive track)
06. Free Spirit Soar
07. The Bell Tolls
08. Alarm
09. Twin (CD-exclusive track)
10. Revelation XIX

Line Up:
Mark Zonder - Drums
Philip Bynoe - Bass
Eric Juris - Guitars
Jimmy Waldo - Keyboards
Giles Lavery - Vocals

https://www.facebook.com/OfficialWarlord +++ https://www.hrrecords.de

DISSIMULATOR - Technical Thrash/Death Debut Album "Lower Form Resistance" via 20 Buck Spin - Details and Trackstream

20 Buck Spin proudly announces the debut full-length of Montreal based Technical Thrash/Death Metal trio DISSIMULATOR!

"Lower Form Resistance" is set for release on January 26th 2024.

DISSIMULATOR will be a new name to most in 2024, but with the release of razor-sharp debut album "Lower Form Resistance" the band unleash an overwhelming future shock on the auditory and sensory nerves, permanently imprinting on the cerebral cortex with their pulsating unconventional attack. Comprised of members from Chthe’ilist, Atramentus, Beyond Creation and more, the band executes its jagged sci-fi Death-Thrash with vicious intricacy.

Over the forty-two-minute course of the album, the jarring angular riffs, complex structures and atmosphere of exuberant incongruity meshes acutely with a straightforward momentum and perpetual accessibility at the crossroads where the thrash and death metal scenes began to coalesce, and directional potentiality felt limitless. Add to this a Voivod-ian prescience of robotic sentience and technological doom and DISSIMULATOR’s vision makes for total immersion in their world-building enterprise.

The off-kilter and adventurous spirit of "Lower Form Resistance" that manages to sound fresh today while conjuring a certain spirit of ’88-’93 makes this debut a mesmerizingly bizarre and gratifying dose of aggressive alacrity. Fans of bands like Obliveon, Sadus, Voivod, Atheist, Hexx, Decapitated and Meshuggah should pay attention!

A first track entitled "Hyperline Underflow" is streaming now at this location: https://youtu.be/YsgPGHrvQZ0

Vocalist/guitarist Claude Leduc states about the single: "'Hyperline Underflow' is one of the more 'upbeat' songs on 'Lower Form Resistance', both musically and lyrically. Within the context of the album’s bleak vision of a future in which the remains of the human species and of its essence are almost totally determined by technical processes, the song entertains the possibility of new forms of life emerging seemingly ex nihilo from the neglected outer layers of a god-machine that has assimilated most of the natural world. As the penultimate song on the album, Hyperline sets the stage for the call to resistance that unites all organic life against the cybernetic totality."

1. Neural Hack
2. Warped
3. Outer Phase
4. Automoil & Robotoil
5. Cybermorphism / Mainframe
6. Hyperline Underflow
7. Lower Form Resistance

Claude Leduc : Guitars & Vocals
Antoine Daigneault : Bass
Philippe Boucher : Drums

Cover artwork by Jesse Draxler

https://www.20buckspin.com +++ https://www.facebook.com/dissimulatorofficial

TONNERRE - Debut Album "La Nuit Sauvage" coming April 5th 2024 via Cruz Del Sur Music

Cruz Del Sur Music is honored to announce the release of TONNERRE’s debut album "La Nuit Sauvage"!

Based in rural Quebec and Ottawa, TONNERRE (meaning Thunder) features current or former members of Cauchemar, Durs Cœurs, Bastardator and 'Scuse. Their mystical style of hard rock is solid and catchy in the tradition of Foghat, Blue Öyster Cult, Roky Erickson and AC/DC, but also poetic like the artists that defined the Quebec ‘70s underground scene (Offenbach, Aut’chose and Corbeau).

Recorded by Chany Pilote at No Man’s Land studio, "La Nuit Sauvage" (The Wild Night) tells the tale of a night spent with friends in the forest, surrounded by the mysteries of nature, from dusk to dawn. From the opener "La Nuit Sauvage" to the closing "L’Aurore" every song highlights a moment of this wild gathering.

"La Nuit Sauvage" will be released on compact disc, vinyl and digital on April 5th, 2024.

"Entranced by the dance of flames and sacred herbs, our stories become invocations…. until dawn came like a curse. It was a night we would never forget."

01. La nuit sauvage
02. Le grand corbeau
03. La brunante
04. Ceux qui sommeillent
05. La danse du feu
06. Les enfants de la nuit
07. L’esprit de la forêt
08. Les flambeaux du ciel
09. Mouches à feu
10. L’aurore

Annick Giroux - Vocals
Patrick Pageau - Guitar
François Patry - Guitar
Jeff Laflamme - Bass
Arnaud Geoffroy - Drums

https://www.cruzdelsurmusic.com +++ https://www.facebook.com/tonnerre.rockhard

DIAMONDS HADDER - Deal with No Remorse Records - Physical Release of "Beyond the Breakers" in 2024

"Something wicked this way comes..."

Los Angeles, USA, based DIAMONDS HADDER, fronted by singer and creator John Evermore, has signed a deal with No Remorse Records for the physical release of their debut album called "Beyond the Breakers". It will be available in deluxe double LP and CD formats in spring 2024.

The record was recorded in an old abandoned paint factory on the east side of LA. Created in the aftermath of a wildfire and a premonition, "Beyond the Breakers" has a classic heavy metal sound reminiscent of early bands like Rainbow, Dio, Savatage and Queensrÿche. It started as a dream of a man named Mr. Evermore and documents the trials and tribulations of a life lost, followed by grief, hope and the ultimate survival of the human spirit as well as a possession of sorts and the arrival of a man named Johnathan Hadder. It’s a classic metal tale of how tragic events may bring redemption and salvation through music and how a premonition became reality and a dream prophetic.

"Beyond the Breakers" was released digitally in July 2023 and you can listen to it on all the standard digital platforms including Spotify and Apple Music. Currently DIAMONDS HADDER is in LA working on music videos for the tracks "Long is the Road" and "The Ballad of the Dead Rabbit". They should both be released sometime early 2024 along with the physical releases.

Follow the Diamonds Hadder website or social for more info, contacts, diaries, and exclusives: https://www.diamondshadder.com +++ https://www.instagram.com/diamondshadder408


KAWIR - Deal with Soulseller Records - New Album 'Kydoimos' coming in 2024

Soulseller Records proudly announces a worldwide deal with Greek cult act KAWIR!

KAWIR formed in the Greek black metal scene of the 90s and have been exploring Greek mythology, literature, and mysteries for 30 years - and no other band really captures the essence of those stories and times the same way.

Celebrating 3 decades of creating music, KAWIR's new album "Κυδοιμοσ" (latinized "Kydoimos", a deity representing the clang and chaos of war) is slated for a spring 2024 release via their new label home.

Here's a first insight:

The name of the album derives from one of the Makhai (Μάχαι,) Ancient Greek daemons (personifications/spirits) of war. Kydoimos in particular refers to the personification of the cacophony and bedlam of battle. Typically he is referred to as a son of Eris (Ερις, no to be confused with Ares (Αρης)), the goddess of strife, and he appears in many key ancient texts. Most importantly the Iliad, where he is said adorn Achillies' shield alongside his mother and a Ker (Κίρ.) He is also mentioned as adorning the shield of Heracles in Hesiod's work.

The album itself takes much from both the Iliad and Kydoimos. It is a belligerent and aggressive exploration of ancient war, of they who won glory on Troy land and the many who found their end there. Fittingly for its subject matter, "Kydoimos" is an album that sees KAWIR achieve new heights in both unrelenting heaviness and epic atmosphere. You have tracks like the brutal "Tiresias (Τειρεσιας)" standing side by side with a three track epic exploring the legacy of Achilles the runs the whole gambit. In other hands this could've felt schizophrenic, with KAWIR it feels like an ambitious point they've been working towards for a couple of records now.

Keep your eyes and ears open for more details in the near future!

https://www.facebook.com/SOULSELLERRECORDS +++ https://www.facebook.com/kawirofficial

HITTEN - New Visualizer/Lyric Video - New Album 'While Passion Lasts' via High Roller Records

Spanish powerhouse HITTEN have revealed the title track from their upcoming new full-length album, coming on November 24th 2023 via High Roller Records.

Prepare to be blown away by "While Passion Lasts"! This electrifying track is a headbanger's paradise, featuring an abundance of infectious melodies and a chorus that's guaranteed to stay with you long after the music stops. With an extra dose of shredding guitar, it'll transport you straight back to the golden era of heavy metal. Get ready for a heavy metal journey like no other!

HITTEN comments: "It's not just a song; it's a total soundtrack for your party nights, to hit harder in the gym, or even for those moments when you need a pat on the back. 'While Passion Lasts' is our way of saying that we'll be here forever; our motor is passion, and as long as there's fire in our hearts, we'll be here, creating music for you."

Click here and light the dynamite: https://youtu.be/HxTXKvShXfs (Official Visualizer/Lyric Video) +++ https://www.officialhitten.com/passionsingle (Stream)

"While Passion Lasts" was mixed at Moontower Studios by Javi Felez and mastered by Erik Martensson (Eclipse) at Mass Destruction. The album cover was created by Sadist Art Designs.

01. Prelude To Passion
02. While Passion Lasts
03. Blood From A Stone
04. Mr. Know It All
05. Unholy Games
06. Dark Stalker
07. Truthful Lies
08. Hold Up The Night
09. Where It All Begins
10. Crimetime

Alexx Panza - Vocals
Dani Meseguer - Guitars
Willy Medina - Drums
Satan - Bass
Johnny Lorca - Guitars

https://www.facebook.com/hittenofficial +++ https://www.hrrecords.de

INCULTER - New Track Premiere "Morbid Origin"

Norwegian Black-Thrashers INCULTER have revealed the title track from their upcoming new album "Morbid Origin", set for release on December 8th 2023 via Edged Circle Productions.

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

The song sees the thrashing quartet diving further deeper into their now already trademark sound which they quite remarkably displayed on the previous full length effort “Fatal Visions” a few years back. It also very clearly shows how versatile and creative this band is in 2023. The future is bright red!

Having being still busy on the live front during the absent few years since the last album, the band has still also been secretly moulding and stirring the pots of intense creativity for quite some time. This time, like earlier recordings, the band has been at the helm of full production and mix themselves, but have also received a lending hand from Gord Olson (Darkened, AngelBlast) on the mastering process. The end result is as stunning as it is incredibly forward thinking. More riffs, more epic melodies and more everything basically! A future classic has been masterfully created by INCULTER, and being the fans of the genre themselves as much as they are at the top of their game with their own stunning new album “Morbid Origin”….this album will not go unnoticed!

Pre-order options: https://edgedcircleproductions.com/ecp-shop / https://edgedcircleproductions.bandcamp.com/album/morbid-origin

1. Intro
2. Death Reigns
3. Age of Reprisal
4. Chained to the Void
5. Children of Demise
6. Extinction
7. Morbid Origin
8. Perennial Slaves
9. Lethal Salvation

Lasse Udjus - Guitars
Remi André Nygård - Guitars, Vocals
Daniel Tveit - Drums

https://www.facebook.com/edgedcircleproductions +++ https://www.facebook.com/Inculter

THE LAST EON - New Single Premiere 'DMT - Infernal Fractality' - Debut Album via Soulseller Records

Norwegian Extreme Metallers THE LAST EON have revealed the title track from the upcoming debut full-length "Infernal Fractality" as the final advance single.

"DMT - Infernal Fractality" can be checked out here: https://youtu.be/BW3l128RcuY

The album will be unleashed on November 17th 2023 via Soulseller Records on CD, LP and digitally.

"Infernal Fractality" unleashes a relentless onslaught of sonic brutality that has consumed over half a decade of tireless devotion from the band's enigmatic founder, Ødemark (known for his work with 3rd Attempt, Ovate, and Necrocave). Ødemark, an artist driven by both the fiery passion of psychedelics and a relentless pursuit of extreme metal's uncharted territories, has woven these elements into an epic, violent, and boundary-defying soundscape that delves deep into the realms of the Luciferian ideals, non-duality pointers, and the mystic principles found in his own psychedelic experiences.

THE LAST EON was formed to push the boundaries of the established but dormant industrial black metal sound pioneered by bands such Thorns and Mysticum and to its maximum exponential, with the vision of "creating the most intense music in history", objective that took 6 years of obsession, a couple burnouts, and a whole galaxy of multi-colored uppers, downers, screamers and outers, to map the depths of the psychedelic experience that would be distilled into "Infernal Fractality". With the help of drummer Jarle Byberg, Ødemark created this whole beast by himself.

After years of pushing every conceivable boundary, and breaking every possible rule and standard in composition, production and sound design, the masterpiece was ready for the crucible of Zardonic's mastering process, who consolidated the behemoth of a more than 300 track project into a time-space shattering soundscape of cosmic proportions.

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

Cover art by Ebenezr 42 (Beyond-horizon.space).

1. The Black Legion
2. Asthetamine
3. The Birth Of No-One
4. Kosmicalypse
5. DMT - Infernal Fractality
6. Cosmos
7. 0
8. Thus Light Spoke

https://www.facebook.com/SOULSELLERRECORDS +++ https://www.facebook.com/thelasteon.official

KING - New Single Release 'Perception Ignited' - New Album 'Fury and Death' via Soulseller Records

Australian Heavy Black/Deathers KING have revealed the final single for their upcoming third full-length album "Fury and Death", set for release on November 17th 2023 via Soulseller Records.

"Perception Ignited" is streaming here: https://youtu.be/TKNSu1aebQ0

Formed in Melbourne Australia in 2014, KING are an unfaltering and melancholic blackened metal force - keeping the spirit of old while carving a new path, epic while remaining raw, majestic while retaining a primitive atmosphere.

The band consists of Dave Hill (guitars), Tony Forde (vocals), and David Haley (drums) and have recently added long time live bass player Tim Anderson to their permanent line-up. The quartet forge a sound that captures the essence of old whilst fanning the embers of more modern musical influences, seamlessly combining all elements to create their signature sound, cold but uplifting.

KING have released two albums, "Reclaim the Darkness" (2016) and "Coldest of Cold" (2019), both of which have been met with critical acclaim from the metal media and fans alike. The band's sound is a blend of black metal, death metal, and melodic elements, and their live shows are known for their intensity and energy. KING have toured extensively throughout Australia and have shared the stage with bands such as Wolves In The Throne Room, Inquisition, Paradise Lost, Enslaved.

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

Album cover art by Mitchell Nolte.

01. Mist
02. Perception Ignited
03. Volcano
04. Mountains Of Ice
05. Black Dimension
06. Once And For All
07. Into The Fire
08. Death In The Cosmos
09. Crepuscular
10. To The Stars

https://www.facebook.com/SOULSELLERRECORDS +++ https://www.facebook.com/oneworldoneking
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