Italian extreme metallers Voltumna will release their third full-length album “Dodecapoli” on October 20, 2017 via the Greek label Sleaszy Rider Records in jewelcase, vinyl and digital format. “Dodecapoli” is the band’s most extreme experience dedicated to the history, the mythology and the wizardry behind the Holy Confederation of the 12 old Italic cities. The band has revealed the cover artwork painted by Marcelo Vasco, who did a unique work, inspired by the lyrics of the 12 tracks. The Etruscan priests would also like to thank Emiliano Natali and Daniele Guglielmi to make this possible, Tursen for the collaboration and the great knowledge about Ancient Italic instrument and music, Anna Naima K. Menicheschi for the magic backing vocals and Eros Pasi of Pr Lodge for his job after the recording session.
1. The Lion, the Goat, the Serpent – Arezzo Read more →
Folk metal band Ceolskog, the personal project of singer and guitarist Adam Helliwell from Hamilton, New Zealand presents it’s new song “Red Rocking Chair” from its upcoming album, scheduled for release in 2018.
Ceolskog’s style is a cross between traditional folk music, particularly Celtic and Nordic, and heavy metal. Ceol is an Irish Gaelic word meaning music, and skog means forest in Norwegian and Swedish. Although a solo project for now, it will hopefully become an entire band in the future. As Adam states: “Red Rocking Chair is an old American folk song, suggested to me by Read more →
Russian sci-fi Metal group Sunwalter have announced 5 dates across Europe to celebrate the release of their brand new and second full-length album, entitled “Alien Hazard“. The album will be released worldwide in all digital formats and CD edition on September 15th, 2017 via the Latvian label Sliptrick Records. “Alien Hazard” will be their first full length release since their debut in 2013, “SETI Evidence“. Mixing and mastering was fulfilled by the well-known sound engineer Arkady Navakho. Sunwalter are known for their heavily sci-fi influenced persona, hard, heavy, extreme sound and willfully bizarre media releases. Expect the unexpected and keep watching the skies! Sunwalter have already unveiled the cover artwork and the album tracklist. More news will soon follow…
Russian progressive oriental metallers Shokran have just released the instrumental edition of their second full-length album “Exodus” that was originally released on September 2016. With “Exodus (Instrumental Edition)” you can listen and enjoy to the full specter of the high-level instrumental arrangements of the album that conquered many listeners. Astounding guitar work, amazing drums and bass will involve your ears from cover to cover. Shokran’s music will narrate you an ancient story. You’ll have a chance to join the times of the Pharaohs’ reign, namely, The Plagues of Egypt times, which had persuaded the Pharaoh to release the ill-treated Israelites from slavery, the beginning of the Exodus. Accompanied by the tough riffs, minor harmonic melodies, furious rhythm section, this album Read more →
Finnish epic cinematic folk metallers Crimfall present the official video for the song “Until Falls the Rain” from the upcoming album “Amain“, scheduled for release on August 25th, 2017 via Metal Blade Records.
“Amain” can be pre-ordered in their label’s official webshop, where you can find an extensive variety of pre-order items ranging from digipak CD and limited edition vinyls to t-shirt bundles.
Japanese folk metallers Bellfast from Nagoya and Tokyo will release their sophomore full-length album “Triquedraco” on October 11th, 2017 in Japan via King Records. It was recorded by Taro Arai at Sound Koara Studio (Saitama, Japan), while drums and additional vocals were recorded by Tady Nakamura at Studio NEWS90 (Aichi, Japan). The album was mixed and mastered by Andy La Rocque at Sonic Train Studios (Varberg, Sweden) and produced by Taro Arai and Bellfast. This new work is crowned with a mysterious coined word, ”Triquedraco” referring to an ancient crest shown on the artwork. The word combines the Celtic symbol Triquetra representing the Trinity idea and Draco meaning the dragon in Latin. Read more →
Australian extreme prog metal band Ne Obliviscaris presents the official video for the track “Intra Venus” taken from its upcoming third full-length album “Urn“, scheduled for release on October 27, 2017 via Season of Mist.
“Urn” is already available for pre-order in several editions (digipak CD, double LP and tape) and bundles Read more →
Australian extreme progressive metallers Ne Obliviscaris will release their third full-length album “Urn” via Season of Mist on October 27th, 2017. “Urn” is bound to be a career defining moment for the band that has honed and re-balanced the key elements of its unique sound to a razor sharp musical edge. The dynamic entwining of fierce growls and emotive clean vocals, the contrast between devastating et intricate guitar riffs and thundering drums against an unleashed violin and gorgeous string parts, as well as the perfect blending of epic progressive and intense extreme metal forms of expression, are all marking a new peak in the steep rise of the band. “Urn” is already available for pre-order in several editions (digipak CD, double LP and tape) and bundles in Season of Mist webshop and in the band’s official Bandcamp page.