Blackened folk metal duo Moss Of Moonlight have released a lyric video for ‘Eole’ taken from the bands upcoming album ‘Winterwheel’ which is scheduled for release June 21st, 2013.
Singer, drummer and percussionist Jenn Grunigen comments on the song: “Eole is a song about Hretha, a little-known Anglo Saxon goddess. Because not much is known about her, we took some liberties in creating a mythic cycle of her own--a depiction that is, in all likelihood, utterly wrong. But this album is not just about adhering to ancient ways--it's about creating new ones (and one common interpretation of Hretha is that she's associated with rebirth). Humans are not what they once were, for better and worse. So, this song tells of humanity's power to give life--even to goddesses; it's the story of an elk and her feral, wandering goddess-companion whose life force thrives in human blood.”
Described as "a true rarity in the black metal genre" by Pure Gain Audio, 'Winterwheel' follows the highly acclaimed debut 'Seed', a concept album about a band of Pacific North Western rebels that rise up and create the Republic of Cascadia. 'Winterwheel' digs deeper into the earth; a 45 minute trance into the otherworld’s. Using Anglo-Saxon chanting, haunting female vocals, visceral growls, and a giant atmosphere, Moss of Moonlight has put ancient Pagan ritual into song. It's an album of Anglo Saxon gods and primal Paganism and as the band says, "it reaches far beyond 'Seed', into colder and darker territories."
“Winterwheel is a ritual put to song. It embraces the turning of the seasons, and the necessary, vicious loop of birth and death” states Jenn Grunigen. “Each song delves into the nature of a different Anglo Saxon god or goddess, and is steeped in the old, cyclic roads of our Pagan ancestors, as well as the very language of the Anglo Saxons. With this wisdom and craft, we made new rites--in other words, Winterwheel, this sacrifice to the gods, the cosmos. With each play, the ritual is brought to life once more, and anyone willing to listen is a participant in the offering.”
CADAVERIA's first album remastered. To be reissued on July 16th 2013 with new artwork.
Black Tears is proud to announce they have reached an agreement with theband CADAVERIA for the reissue of "The Shadows' Madame" album. Released in2002, the cult album that marked the beginning of CADAVERIA career, hasbecome extremely rare by now. So it’s time to make it available again to allfans. This new issue, proposed with a brand new layout, is completelyremastered and it contains songs such as "Spell" and "Circle of EternalBecoming" that have become classic hits of the band.
The release of "The Shadows' Madame" reissue is scheduled for July 16th, 2013 and it will be distributed by Black Tears Mailorder and Masterpiece Distribution.
Brazilian symphonic black metallers FROST DESPAIR is finishing the recordings of its debut album, "Surreal", the follow up to 2011's "The God Delusion" EP. The debut was recorded in Hurricane Studios, and produced by Sebastian Carsin (Enthroned, Bestial).
The artwork was created by Marcelo Vasco (Dark Funeral, Dimmu Borgir, Borknagar), who stated: "This illustration for 'Surreal' was forged through the general concept of his title and acclimated in the most dirty and chaotic way, mixing elements biomechanics with nature and science where everything becomes a kind of bestial and psychological heart."
01. The Sixth Bell
03. Thrones Of Human Power
04. Darkly Strike
07. Fall Into The Darkness of Illusion
08. Claim For The Apocalyptic Eradication
09. God's Nightmare
10. Slaves To Superstition
11. Thrones Of Human Power (orchestral version) (bonus track)
12. Claim For The Apocalyptic Eradication (orchestral version) (bonus track)
Today an official new video from MUMAKIL has been unleashed just in time to get you fired up for the weekend. The “Death From Below” video matches the immaculately captured yet crushing audio direct from the album to brutal live footage of the band performing the album’s whirlwind opening track, filmed by Schlep at L'Usine located in the band’s hometown of Geneva, Switzerland, with a legion of the town’s finest grindfreaks going berserk in the pit.
Produced by the band at Terrier 5 Studio in Geneva, and the first MUMAKIL album to be released in four years, Flies Will Starve will hit the streets June 25th in North America, preceded by its release June 21st in Germany/Benelux/Finland and June 24th in the UK and abroad. The album devastates the listener with twenty-four tracks of precision grindcore teetering on the edge of insanity in the vein of Birdflesh, Misery Index, Antigama and Kill The Client. The oppressive percussion only lets up to build-up to the next blinding blast, the strings jackhammering forth the band’s most death-influenced riffing yet and of course the razorchoked vocal bloodbath is nothing short of nauseatingly awesome.
Contemporary thrash metallers "Unsouled" reveal lyric video for the single "Melting People", extracted from their brand new album "Evolve".
In words of the band: “Melting People means a lot for the band. It holds the whole essence of what Evolve is, having lots of nuances of what you may find in the rest of the album. For us is one of the clearest samples of Unsouled’s growth. It is also a powerful song by itself. Some parts brings you frenetic rage, some others take you to widest and more psychedelic ambients… It’s one of our favorites. Strength and beauty”.
Europe & worldwide release: 28/06/2013.
"Evolve" will be available through Code 7 & PHD distribution
Ottawa, ON melodic death thrashers Chariots of The Gods have posted a teaser for their next music video 'Starborn', which is off their debut full length Tides of War' released earlier this year.The album was produced by award winning producer/engineer/mixer Glen Robinson who has worked with names such as The Ramones, AC/DC, GWAR, Annihilator and Voivod. COTG's new album delivers 14 epic, crushing tracks to follow up their well received 2010 debut EP 'Reverence,' which the band aggressively toured in Quebec and Ontario, sharing the stage with names such as Misfits, Voivod, Despised Icon, Kataklysm, Blind Witness, Misery Index, Martyr, Fuck the Facts, Blackguard, Neuraxis, The Agonist, Reanimator and Insurrection.
In additional news, this week's Godcast episode 'Eating Cum or Killing the Governor' hosted by guitarist Matt St. Amour features Christian Carriere as they take a look back at The Walking Dead seasons, The Office finale, a couple of movies with Paul Rudd, the new Children of Bodom, Trivium and Megadeth records and other things.
Candlelight Records has premiered a special pre-release lyric video for HAVOK's latest single, "Give Me Liberty... Or Give Me Death," taken from their forthcoming new album Unnatural Selection. The video is available now at the label's official Facebook page.Unnatural Selection is set to be released in North America on June 25 and is currently available as a pre-order now at Candlelight's official webstore. Special bundle packages of the album are available exclusively at the HAVOK's official merchandise store. Unnatural Selection was produced by Terry Date (Pantera, Overkill, Deftones) and was mastered by James Murphy (Testament, Death).
Canadian thrash party monsters FATALITY have unleashed their highly anticipated music video 'Thoughts Collide' directed by Matthew Chrones Scott of Bleedingheart Productions. The video is in support of their upcoming album ‘Psychonaut’ set for release on June 28th, 2013, which is available for pre-order here and will be supported by an epic 2 month USA 'Towards Disastour' from June 21st - August 28th.
UK based avant-garde black metal outfit, CODE, has inked a worldwide record deal with Agonia Records. Band's as-yet untitled third studio album, is set to be released later this year.
Gathering together a group of UK based musicians with widely varying musical backgrounds, CODE have nearly finished the recording of the new material, which is scheduled to be mixed at Orgone Studios (Ulver, Ghost, Cathedral, Hexvessel) in London, this July. CODE describes the forthcoming release as their "most dynamic and challenging material to date".
Band's last album, 2009's "Resplendent Grotesque", was nominated for a Spellemann award (Norwegian equivalent to the American Grammy Awards) in the best metal album category.
The band commented: "Code are pleased to announce that we have recently signed a deal with Agonia Records for our next two albums, the first of which will be released later this year. We would like to thank Agonia for their huge support and enthusiasm and very much look forward to working with them to bring you our latest offerings."
After the incredible "Hate Parade" (Nadir Music, 2010) after which they shared the stage all over Europe with names like Cynic, Sadist, Extrema, Misfits, Obscura, and after a couple of long tours with Incantation, Hate and Decapitated, Nerve finally came back to the scene with their brand new records, called this time "Fracture".
This new full-lenght is the higher expression of the band up to now and sees the cooperation, in all songs, of Dariusz “Daray” Brzozowski, drummer of Dimmu Borgir.
It’s set to be released digitally on 21.06.2013 for Buil2kill Records on all major digital markets Worldwide and its preorder will be available starting today on nerveofficial.bandcamp.com. Physical distribution (exclusive digipack limited edition) is set to start on August Worldwide.
SF Bay Thrash and Roller’s KILL RITUAL welcome new drummer Gee Anzalone (Braindamage) to the fold. A graduate of the NAM Academy in Milano and an in demand drum teacher at GM Drum School in Torino Italy.
Guitarist Steve Rice comments on the bands new skin basher: “Gee is a world class addition to the band. After witnessing him tear it up on Dethklok, Machine Head and Pantera tunes we knew we found our guy! We’d like to thank all the drummers that submitted and believe us it was a tough call, but we definitely found the right guy.”