French horror metal band Créatures, the solo project of Sparda (also in Hanternoz) reveals the cover artwork and tracklist for its debut album “Le Noir Village“, which will be out on October 25th via the French label Antiq. You can watch the official album trailer below to get a first taste. Créatures was formed in 2008 and released a demo in 2009. The group uses a variety of unusual instruments (theremin, organ, piano, trumpet, violin) and combines many musical styles, from black to symphonic, with passages of death, doom, heavy and ambient. The main influences are King Diamond, Tartaros, Notre Dame. “Le Noir Village” narrates the story of a peasant village in the XII century plagued by horrible monsters. Like an opera, all characters of the story are played by different singers who speak in first person and the music reflects the plot. It Read more →
Luca Turilli’s Rhapsody are making music history, since their latest studio album “Prometheus, Symphonia Ignis Divinus” was chosen to be the first studio album in music history to be remixed in Dolby Atmos. Renowned producer/mixing engineer Chris Heil (David Bowie, Bryan Adams, Scorpions) mixed the entire masterpiece in Dolby Atmos – the mindblowing result will be submitted for the 2017 Grammy nominations. “Prometheus, The Dolby Atmos Experience + Cinematic And Live” will be released December, 9th via Nuclear Blast. Luca Turilli, responsible for composition and orchestra- and choir-arrangements states: “The new Dolby Atmos sound fits perfectly with Luca Turilli’s Rhapsody music just as the Rhapsody music – emotional, visionary and cinematic in its nature – is perfect to showcase Read more →
Black death metallers Kashgar from Kyrgyzstan have recently releaed their self-titled debut album “Kashgar“. Howling out of the Pamir Mountains, Kashgar take all souls with a sound hearkening back to the golden age of extreme metal. Fiends who love Kreator, Darkthrone, King Crimson, Slayer, Thorns and classic Metallica will find themselves entranced by the thrashing assault of the brutarians of Central Asia. “Kashgar” was recorded between July 2015 and February 2016 at The Base studio, Bishkek. It was produced by Kashgar, recorded and mixed by Ars and mastered by Achilleas Kalantzis (Varathron). The cover art is by Constance Leite Parker and the design by Ars. “Kashgar“is released only digitally so far and it is available in the band’s official Bandcamp page.
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Parthenopean epic black metal act Scuorn unveils lyric video for the song “Virgilio Mago”, the second track from the upcoming debut album “Parthenope”, out worldwide at the beginning of 2017 via Dusktone.
The legend of “Virgilio Mago” is based on the famous poet Publius Vergilius Maro, arguably believed to be a visionary clairvoyant by the Neapolitans, who later proclaimed his Read more →
Ambient folk electronica band Dazhbog, has just released its seventh work, the EP “Yearning the Beauty of this World…“. Dazhbog is the personal project of Francisco Samael Flores R. from Mexico (also in Benatnash, Grim Skoll, Eidyllion, ex-Ereshkigal, ex-Forest of Doom), who is currently living in Waksmund, Poland. The new EP is inspired by the arrival of spring after a long winter… The music tries to express the blooming of nature after a long sleep under the cover of snow and cold winds. Every chapter is an act of contemplation and respect for Mother Nature. “Yearning the Beauty of this World…” is single track lasting for 36 minutes and is divided into seven chapters. It is released only digitally and is available via Dazhbog’s official SoundCloud page.
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Austrian atmospheric black metal band Ellende from Graz has just unveiled the first details of its upcoming second full-length album. It will be entitled “Todbringer” and it is scheduled for release on November 7th 2016 via the Austrian label Talheim Records. Ellende, which is the personal project of Lukas, have also revealed the album tracklist and the amazing cover artwork, painted by Lukas himself. “Todbringer” will include 7 songs plus a bonus track and its total duration will be over 56 minutes. It will be released in a very special digipak edition with booklet, as well as in digital format. Pre-orders will start on October 3rd, 2016.
Ambient neofolk atmospheric black metal band Княжая Пустынь (Knyazhaija Pustyn’ ) from Russia presents the official movie for its upcoming album “Быль“. “Быль” includes 29 songs and will be released in a double CD edition via Der Schwarze Tod on October 10th 2016.
Greek epic folk melodic death metallers Earthbound Fable from Larissa have just released their debut 3-track EP “Starbound“. The project was formed by Alex Poulios in the winter of 2012. Inspired mainly by Finnish metal bands, he wanted to compose his own music which is based on epic folk and melodic death metal, combining his two favorite genres. Then, with the help of his brother Dimitris Poulios in ideas and composition, Alexis managed to perfect the songs, which he was working and make the dream a reality. In the fall of 2014, he began the recordings for the EP “Starbound“. After a long delay of two years (for personal reasons) the EP was released in September 2016. The lyrical concept of Earthbound Fable deals mainly with epic tales, heroic feats and ancient prophecies. Other influences come from Read more →