Swedish Black Metal Horde Grá celebrate today's Carnal Records release of new single Ramsvarta Tankar with the official video for the title track. Feel the fire below:
Grá moves on from their previously Charon-themed releases and gives birth to a new era. New single "Ramsvarta Tankar" is out today,24th March, on Carnal Records. It is a new beginning and shows the band's ability to develop and increase in force as the world is heading towards the end. The single also includes a cover of Lord Belial's "Osculum Obscenum."
Together with the new single comes a new and improved line-up. Heljarmadr, Dimman and Maugrim are now joined by Natt (ex-Horde of Hel, ex-Dark Funeral, ex-Withershin) on guitars and Vediger (ex-Diabolic Lust, ex-Symphony of Malice) on bass. A new night is born, darker than the night before.
1. Ramsvarta Tankar
2. Osculum Obscenum (Lord Belial cover)
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Sweden's doom darlings Avatarium are back to take the world by storm with their new album "Hurricanes And Halos" out on May 26th and will now deliver the first single 'Into The Fire / Into The Storm'. This new track comes along with a bitter taste reflecting the current state of the world, and guitar master Marcus Jidell states:
"We wanted to get a raw and energetic recording to back up the powerful and dramatic lyrics of this song. Strange political winds are blowing at this moment and the question is: Is the world heading into the fire?"
You can now stream or order 'Into The Fire / Into The Storm':
As a special gift to their fans, the band will perform a live premiere of this new song exclusively on their social media on Saturday, March 25th between 22.40 and 23.10 CET. Tune in on Avatarium's Facebook page at www.facebook.com/avatariumofficial to watch the first ever performance of this track live from a private party of the Swedish Guitar Zombie podcast.
The new album »Hurricanes And Halos« will be available in the following formats:
- Double-LP (black) sleeved
- Double-LP (gold) sleeved (mailorder only!)
Pre-order »Hurricanes And Halos« now in our shop:
physical editions: http://nblast.de/AVAHurricanesHalos
Or get the digital version here and receive 'Into The Fire/Into The Storm' as instant grat or stream the new single: http://nblast.de/AvatariumDigital
Avatarium's "Hurricanes And Halos" will consist of eight tracks:
1. Into The Fire / Into The Storm (4:14)
2. The Starless Sleep (4:47)
3. Road To Jerusalem (5:48)
4. Medusa Child (9:00)
5. The Sky At The Bottom Of The Sea (5:25)
6. When Breath Turns To Air (4:46)
7. A Kiss (From The End Of The World) (7:14)
8. Hurricanes And Halos (3:32)
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Para grande consternação da banda e dos fãs de Lisboa que há muito que aguardam a vinda da banda, os Blues Pills acabam de anunciar o cancelamento da data de hoje, dia 24 de Março, por motivos de saúde da vocalista Elin Larsson que foi aconselhada pelo médico a recuperar hoje para amanhã poder actuar na data do Porto, no Hard Club. A banda promete recompensar o público de Lisboa em breve.
Quem comprou os bilhetes deverá dirigir-se até ao local de compra até ao dia 26 de Abril para reaver o dinheiro dos mesmos.
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Occulta Veritas is the one-man-band from Daniele Vergine, known for his work with Noise Trail Immersion.
With the band's debut LP "The Inner Wail" set to be released today, March 24th, via Moment Of Collapse Records (Downfall of Gaia, Heaven In Her Arms, Cloud Rat), Occulta Veritas is now streaming two singles in advance which you can listen below!
The music, fully instrumental, presents itself as a combination of Post and Math Metal and is strongly influenced by genres like Black Metal and Hardcore.
The artist's intention with this album in particular was to create a very intimate and personal record, characterized by a melodramatic feel. For fans of Dysrhythmia, Converge, Capsule, Amia Venera Landscape, Cloudkicker, Gorguts, Altar of Plagues and Ihsahn.
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WOM - Hello Micha. Let me start to say that Bitterfeldt's debut is intringuing, you don't seem to fit it in any genre specifically (although having elements of various one) . That was your main intention for Bitterfeldt?
Micha - Bom Dia Fernando! Actually I am interested in a wide variety of musical styles and genres. I listen to classical music as well as to avantgarde pop and independent stuff - and also to electronic music. But of course my favourite music was, is (and probably will ever be) "dark“ music, especially dark extreme metal! I also discovered Gothic Music in the 90´s, but my roots have always metal-ish. The first band I adored (and still do, especially the old stuff) was Iron Maiden as I bought the Powerslave album. I soon switched to more extreme metal bands such as Slayer (still rule!), Kreator, Exodus, Celtic Frost, Death, Morbid Angel, Pestilence, etc. And I always liked the slow real heavy stuff, e.g. Asphyx, Triptykon or Neurosis. So with bitterfeldt it is like a return to my roots. But you might find some of my other influences in the songs, too. That´s maybe the the cause why Bitterfeldt sounds so unique.
WOM - How do you see "Götzen.Dämmerung", now that it's released? Turned out the way you hoped?
Micha - Considered from an overall perspective I would say "yes!“. Of course there is always potential for evolution, for improvement – so in the next album we will try to do some parts even more intense and powerful, maybe add a few more guitars. But I am happy with the album. It sounds good, the artwork is brilliant, and we managed to create an entity (as you wrote above) of music, lyrics, art, photos and the videoclip.
WOM - How the reactions to the album have been so far?
Micha - Bitterfeldt is definetely no easy-listening- stuff. You have to take your time and open yourself to the concept and the melancholic intense mood. So we expected that a lot of people will have difficulties to take part in our dark journey - and that they might not like it. But actually most of the reactions have been pretty good so far. Of course our former activities in other bands have helped us, i.e. we are no newcomers but old men being active in the metal scene for ages... But we really appreciate the positive resonance of the press and the fans with their interest in the band. Bitterfeldt is about being authentic, not about selling millions of records. We want to express our creativity - without any restrictions or the usual business thoughts and rules in mind. If people keep on enjoing our music, Bitterfeldt will prevail.
WOM - It's entirely sang in german. Do you see in the future singing in english?
Micha - You are right: lyrics are in German. I have done 6 albums with EverEve with almost 100 percent English lyrics so it was time to try something new. But you will find some translations on our website and also in the album booklet So everyone will be able to understand the lyrics. Maybe in the future we will do some songs in other languages, too – but at the moment it feels good to write and sing in my native language.
WOM - Do you plan to tour outside Germany?
Micha - Bitterfeldt is something special – and so are our live gigs: they only take place on special occasions at special locations. In may we will headline a small but nice festival in Germany to present the whole album in a very special way. But having toured throughout the years with EverEve I enjoyed playing in different countries, meeting nice people, discovering other cultures and visiting places I have never been to before. So if we get the right offers, it would be a pleasure and honour to come to your country, too...
WOM - One band that came to mind while listening "Götzen.Dämmerung", were Crematory. Not quite literal with what they're been doing lately but with some of the atmopsheres of the old days. They were a band that evolved during their carreer. That must be a hard question to answer but I'm curious... do you see yourselves changing a lot in the future? Nobody knows what tomorrow will bring but have you any idea of what kind of music you want to explore?
Micha - (Laughter) This is really a hard question to answer. First of all it is funny that you mentioned Crematory. Because we seem to have quite a history with this guys. Of course if you are around in the scene for many years you meet a lot of people and other bands. With some of them you stay in touch, especially when you appreciate what the other guys are doing and if there is some kind of mutual interest or sympathy. Some of these guys turned out to be kind of "longterm-companions“ (e.g. the guys from Lacrimosa, Destruction, VNV Nation etc. etc.). And with Crematory this happened to be as well. First of all we toured a lot with Crematory – and for some years we even had the same management. So maybe these are the reasons why our paths crossed quite often. And - as you might know – Matze, Crematory´s former guitar player plays now in Bitterfeldt... But now let´s turn to your question: I think there might be some minor developments and changes in the future. People develop and so do bands. But I am pretty sure that these changes will not be too big concerning the Bitterfeldt style. We will try to do the next album even more intense, heavier and darker. And as I told you I am thinking about including some more guitars. But we will definetely not change our style too much. It will always be slow, deep and hard music!
After the lyric video for "Bloodlines", melodic death metallers Across The Burning Sky, who have committed themselves to the Gothenburg style, are releasing a brand new lyric video for the track "Sacrifice", a song taken off the band's current album "The End Is Near". The video, which was premiered in cooperation with Metal Hammer Italia, is a combination of lyric video and religious motifs and rituals, which, in the context of the lyrics as criticism of religion denies the existence of a god and accuses his worship practices.
"Sacrifice" is once again a fast and ferocious ode to the early melodic death metal of the nineties and will also be on the forthcoming fourth part of the "Hymns Of The Underground" compilation series.
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Pryapisme is a name that all that like experimental music should get to know. Specially because they have a modus operandi that isn't what you would expect. And they also mix a load of different genres and serve them on a single plate. We had to know if they were from outter space or just the regular next door neighbour - or if they are our regular next door neighbour that actually is from outer space and like to get high. For our surprise they were pretty chilled and cool guys. Here's what they had to say.
WOM - Your sound is quite allucinated. I bet that comes as a compliment, right?
Pryapisme - Yes, indeed, we are happy when our music provokes big reactions for our audience. We don't do drugs but the music is meant to be like a trip for the listener. If people find it allucinated, colorful, cinematographic or whatever, that's ok for us.
WOM - What is the purpose of Pryapisme as an musical entity? To experiment or simply to be defying?
Pryapisme - There's no particular purpose in the band. Just making the music we all like. We don't try to be defying but of course we experiment to crush new musical boundaries. We all listen to almost every possible music styles, we are fed with it and it's natural for us to use all those sounds and influences within our own music. We don't consider that we are big experimenters, we are just open-minded with our musical tastes, and we don't want to reduce the band in a traditionnal project with a single aesthetic.
WOM - How do you see yourselves in the future? Where do Pryapisme will travel? To a more electronic sound or a an organic one?
Pryapisme - I can't tell you for sure now what it will be like. Of course we want to play live the more possible and defend our new album on stage. The next opus of Pryapisme will be for sure a music for a videogame that we will annonce soon. We also have some ideas for concept EPs but we will take our time. For now, we focus on live gigs.
WOM - What kind of influences do you have to make such a experimental work?
Pryapisme - The main influences come from the bands "Mr Bungle", "Estradasphere" and "John Zorn" that we all listen when we were younger and still these days. We also take ideas and influences from videogames, movies and books. And of course from almost all musical styles : classical, metal, rock, electronic, oriental, latin, African... Our music is also fed with philosophy, psychology, Internet and animals (specially cats). It's really a big patchwork.
WOM - How have been the reacions to "Diabolicus Felinae Pandemonium" so far?
Pryapisme - For now, the reactions have been really nice. A few people don't like our extreme way of composing and structuring our tracks but that's (been) the case from the beginning. Some people prefer our old album and some think that this one is our best. It's normal that our music divide people but most of the feedbacks we have for now are really great.
WOM - Do plan to play live or is this a type of sound that it's best suited to listen in the record?
Pryapisme - We definitly plan to play live, the most possible. We just made our first show with some of the new track from the new album and we are very happy to play thoses new songs. Like always, our live tracks are very different from the studio ones. It's a choice that we always have. Seeing the band live is really another experience. We try to propose alternative versions, with different sounds and structures, in a more catchy way. The album is more visually-orientated, the live shows will be more rock'n'roll (traduction : with more false notes but with sweat and drool).
Northwest extreme death metal horde Dead Conspiracy have released a music video for "In the Wake of the Butcher", a track from the band's 2016 self-titled album.
The band credited with being Portland's first-ever death metal act released its long-anticipated first full-length LP of new material in November. Dead Conspiracy is available on CD, vinyl and digital formats through Necromantic Press Records. Exile Music will release the album on cassette. CDs featuring the 1987 demo and a cover track recorded for Tribute To Headhunter Death Cult are offered in Brazil by Funeral Rites Records.