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.
Finnish epic folk melodic death metal band Ensiferum has now launched a video clip for the track “Way of the Warrior“, the 2nd single from its upcoming seventh full-length album, entitled “Two Paths“.
“Two Paths” will be released on September 15th, 2017, worldwide via Metal Blade Records. Produced by Anssi Kippo, the master was recorded on tape, for a true analog experience. “Way of the Warrior” was produced by Read more →
Icelandic atmospheric black metallers Auðn are the latest offspring from the burgeoning black metal scene in this land of ice and snow to set their dark sails for foreign shores. The band will release its second full-length album “Farvegir Fyrndar” on November 10th, 2017 via Season of Mist. On their new work, Auðn deliver haunting melodies and beautifully frozen atmospheres, as opposed to the jarring and caustic blunt force trauma that has recently brought the island to the black metal forefront. With “Farvegir Fyrndar“, Auðn not only demonstrate the impressive progress of their songwriting skills but also deliver a clear definition of their very own black sound. The band has unveiled the beautiful cover artwork by Myrmann, as well as the album tracklist. They have also premiered the closing track “Í Hálmstráið Held” from the Read more →