Wearing many a mask, Crimfall’s cinemascopic metal eludes easy descriptions. Harsh influences from their northern homeland and its violent roots meet echoes of black metal, but it is all iced with epic orchestration and symphonic soundtrack atmosphere. After six years of battle preparations, the band’s third full-length album “Amain” is set to be released on August 25th, 2017 by Metal Blade Records. It is their most ambitious album, combining familiar elements with fresh inspiration, and wreathed in massive crisp production from Fascination Street Studios. Featuring music that spans from monumental orchestrations to songs whispered over fading pyres, “Amain” contains layers upon layers of grand melodies woven Read more →
Born in the shadow of the brooding Yorkshire hills, featuring members of the barbarian metal kings Bal-Sagoth and members of UK death metal band Dyscaphia, Kull is a UK symphonic black metal project building on the musical tradition already established in the Maudling’s back-catalogue. The band has just released the full-version of the song “Vow of the Exiled“, which will be the third track from their upcoming debut full-length album “Exile“. “Exile” is already completely recorded, mixed and mastered and Kull are currently looking for the right label to release it. You can listen to “Vow of the Exiled” below, or in the band’s official pages.
Tarkan Alp – vocals
Chris Maudling – guitars Read more →
Eight years after melodic death folk metal masters Eluveitie released their acoustic album “Evocation I – The Arcane Dominion“, the Swiss musicians have stored their electronic instruments again in the rehearsal room. “The time feels right to go on with »Evocation II«! It’s time for the album”, tells mastermind Chrigel, who revived the great concept after three successful albums in the usual Eluveitie style. “Evocation II – Pantheon” conjures another time travel to eras long gone. As the title already reveals, the concept of the first opus will continue and is entirely dedicated to the Celtic mythology. Even more, “Evocation II” takes you into the Gallic pantheon and bows down to the Celtic Gods after which the song titles are named. Anyone who will join Eluveitie on this journey will quickly notice that the character of each song is Read more →
German epic pagan metallers Black Messiah will release their new album “Walls of Vanaheim” on June 30th 2017 via Trollzorn Records. The album will be released in standard jewel-case edition CD, in a limited 2CD digipak in cardboard box edition and as digital download. There will also be a strictly limited wooden box including a shirt, flag, patch etc! Anyone who has closely followed the lively development of this Ruhrpott legend since the founding, knows exactly about the always upright and loyal attitude of the inflexible legation. When Germany’s Black Messiah came to the public in 1992, the metal world was still quite different from what it currently is. But to this day, the singing leader Zagan with his guitar, violin and titanic passion held fast to his immovable ideals. And Read more →
Italian theatrical extreme metallers In Tormentata Quiete, in anticipation of their new album “Finestatico” (to be released on June 16th, 2017 via My Kingdom Music), launch their first official video ever for the track “R136a1”.
The video was directed by Eugenia Trotta, edited by Felkar Studio and with Alex Mercatali as director of photography and main actor.
Altar is a new dungeon synth project, inspired by Brazilian indigenous cultures and diversity, following the true roots of the genre sonority. It is the personal project of Rômulo, who is also the mastermind behind the dungeon synth ambient black metal band Iamí. “Ancestral” is the debut release for Altar and it is a 4-track EP. The album is released only digitally and is available in the band’s official Bandcamp page. Each track has its own ambience, from the peace of the forests and the order of the tribes, to the Brazilian caves (since there aren’t ruins and castles in this country). The final track is about the arrival of the Europeans in America… You can find a short description of each song in the tracklist below and in the Bandcamp lyrics. The beautiful painting in the cover artwork is by François-Auguste Biard (1860).
1. Forest – 05:42
(The hunter painted his face majestically, then Read more →
Russian label SoundAge Productions has announced the re-release of Tevana3′s complete discography (2 full-length albums) in CD edition on May 17th 2017. Tevana3 is a Finnish melodic extreme metal band, founded in 2010 by Juha Jyrkäs, a kantele player known from ethnic rock band Poropetra and a lyricist of folk metal band Korpiklaani. He wanted to move forward to extreme metal and study all the possibilities to electrify kantele and make it work in metal music. Kantele is a Finnish string-instrument that belongs into zither family. Its relatives can be found throughout the world, including Estonian kannel, Mari kusle, Russian gusli, Latvian kokles and Lithuanian kankles. As Jyrkäs bought himself his first electric kantele, he moved into the new zone, where to bend the barriers of heavy metal. Along with bass player Aslak Tolonen Read more →
On June 16th 2017, the new In Tormentata Quiete album titled “Finestatico” will be available in worldwide physical and digital distribution via My Kingdom Music. The band has revealed the definitive album tracklist and has unveiled the cover artwork, once again the work of the talented Luca Antoniazzi in collaboration with the astonishing Giovanna Pugliano’s drawings. They are also presenting a short video teaser, which you can watch below. Through this video, In Tormentata Quiete do not only anticipate the album release, but also the great first official videoclip of the band for the song “R136a1” directed by Eugenia Trotta, edited by Felkar Studio and with Alex Mercatali as director of photography. The videoclip will be published next week, on May 19th 2017. With “Finestatico”, the unique Read more →