Pallbearer EU tourdates and album details
See Pallbearer on tour in support of Heartless in February and March and look for song premieres, pre-orders and more information from Profound Lore to be posted soon.
After the release of the critically acclaimed De Doden Hebben het Goed, Belgian black metal horde Wiegedood didn’t exactly lay it low. Not only did the band tour Europe extensively, they also got together to compose their follow-up album De Doden Hebben het Goed II. The band recently announced another bunch of tourdates in support of the new album.
Hateure release new track
Arnwald releases video
Belgian one-man dark ambient and industrial project Arnwald has released a new music video for the track 'III'. The track is taken from the album ‘Primal Expurgation’ which was released via Abstruse Eerie Radiance. Arnwald is the brain child of Arnaud Vansteenkiste, who also plays for various other projects such as Lebenssucht, Black Tormentor among many others.
Blanck Mass announce new album, reveal song
Burn Damage share new video and album details
Sombre Soniks reissues Seesar's 'Flight Of Raphtontis'
Thee album features performances on household items, such as "shelf brackets, pot lids, and a bicycle to enhance the extended techniques used with traditional percussion".
The artist comments:
“The music on the album was created using musical approaches put forth by Italian Futurist Luigi Russolo to honor H. P. Lovecraft, the literary figure regularly cited as being the father of modern horror.
“Both figures have been an extremely important figure in the development of experimental music and literature, both to me personally, and countless other musicians, artists, and writers working today.”
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Barathrum announces first tour since 1997!
Barathrum has just published tour dates for a four day mini tour in February 2017. This will be the first tour for the band since 1997 and only the second time in 20 years that the band plays outside of Scandinavia.
This underground tour presents three true cult hordes on tour together, also including Countess and Blackdeath. All bands have been around for at least 20 years and during that time, some of them have not performed in these countries at all.
This is black metal history in the making...
FR 24/02 BELGIUM @ Het Bos, Antwerpen
SA 25/02 GERMANY @ Helvete, Oberhausen
SU 26/02 THE NETHERLANDS @ Willemeen, Arnhem + special guest
Primal Attack premiere video and album details
Neaux release new video
American alternative grunge rockers Neaux have released a new video, one for the song 'Somewhere Up North'. The song comes off the recently released album 'Fell Off The Deep End'.
Fell Off The Deep End has been remastered in 2017 with new artwork and is up for pre-order now on vinyl, cassette, and digital at ironpier.net along with exclusive merch.
Minus The Bear announce first album in 5 years
Minus the Bear have also announced a 29 date US tour with support from Beach Slang and Bayonne - more details can be found at: MinusTheBear.com
Orckout reveal new video
Brazilian stoner thrash outfit Orckout have published a new music video 'Far From All' in support of their latest EP 'Destination'. Both the song and the whole EP were recorded at Studio G3 by Alessandro Sá along with mastering done by Fernando Quesada (Shaman, Noturnall). The EP cover design was designed by guitarist Eder Munhoz.
Yugal release video
French metal band Yugal have released its new video "Heavy Mental". The song is taken off their latest album "Chaos & Harmony". The video, which has been directed by Slo MetalManiax and the whole Team 23, shows the journey of its heroine across the labyrinth of her fears. A tremendous and catchy video. Get ready to rumble.
The Silent Wedding release lyric video
Greek melodic metal band The Silent Wedding have released a lyric video for the song 'A Dream of Choices'. The song comes off their recently released album 'Livin Experiments' and features a guest appearance from Tom Englund of Evergrey.
Varvara released new video
Ahead of the release of their third album 'Death Defying Tricks', Varvara have released a new video for their latest single 'Human Being'. The forthcoming album 'Death Defying Tricks' was mixed by one of Sweden's best known sons of sonic debauchery and excitement, Pelle Gunnerfeldt (The Hives, Refused, Fireside).
White Willow announce album details
WHITE WILLOW’s first album since 2011’s well-received Terminal Twilight sees the outfit exploring some of the most “progressive” territory the band has ever ventured into, with several lengthy tracks and more instrumental passages than they are usually known for. Musically the album builds upon the foundation of its predecessor, with a modern approach to production. Future Hopes also features a heavy use of synthesizers, including the unique textures of the famed Blade Runner synth, the Yamaha CS80.
The Future Hopes lineup, which as always is a loose constellation of musicians with multi-instrumentalists Jacob Holm-Lupo and Mattias Olsson at the core, sees the return of several WHITE WILLOW stalwarts, including flautist Ketil Einarsen (Jaga Jazzist, Motorpsycho), keyboardist Lars Fredrik Frøislie (Wobbler, Tusmørke), and bassist Ellen Andrea Wang (Pixel, Manu Katché Quartet). The singer is however a new arrival. Venke Knutson is best known in her native Norway for a string of Top 10 hits and is well established as a solo pop artist. She came into Holm-Lupo’s orbit as a guest singer with his other project, The Opium Cartel. Guesting on several tracks and putting a clear stamp on the album is Norway’s trailblazing guitar hero Hedvig Mollestad, known from her own Hedvig Mollestad Trio. Holm-Lupo felt the material needed a soloist who could both navigate the tricky, almost jazz-influenced chord and time changes on the album while at the same time retaining a rock edge, and Hedvig fit the bill perfectly.
Future Hopes was mixed by highly respected Norwegian Grammy-nominated engineer Christian Engfelt, known for his work on the Elephant9/Reine Fiske album, Atlantis, and the Todd Rundgren/Lindstrøm collaboration, Runddans. The record was mastered by Grammy Award-winning audiophile legend Bob Katz, and completed with a specially commissioned painting by Roger Dean. The CD and digital versions of the album also feature two bonus tracks, including an original tune, “Damnation Valley,” as well as WHITE WILLOW‘s unusual cover of The Scorpions’ classic dirge, “Animal Magnetism,” re-interpreted as a Tangerine Dream-like electronic piece while still retaining the heaviness of the original. The star on the track is New York-based clarinetist David Krakauer, knows as the world’s foremost klezmer clarinetist, with countless credits to his name both with his own projects, in jazz constellations, with many of the world’s best philharmonic orchestras and with soundtrack music. Krakauer is a recipient of many prestigious nominations and awards, from DownBeat to the Grammys.
Laser’s Edge will issue Future Hopes on CD, LP, and digital formats on March 31st, 2017.
Frowning reveal new track and album details
Krehated release lyric video
The band comments: "We all have demons inside our heads. It doesn't matter how successful you are, how wealthy you are or how sane you seem to be. Everyone has been through rough times at some point in their lives and then carried around the aftermath... demons or venom in their minds. 'The Venomous Mind' is all about that. Our inner demons. Our inner fears. Our infected minds. The world of today is a disgusting place at times. This world brought us this hate. This world created us. We are the KREHATED."
Beyond Chronicles release new video
French melodic death metal act Beyond Chronicles have released a brand new video. The song, titled 'Win By Blood' comes off their most recent album, 'Human Nation'. The video was directed by Anthony Dubois during the band's last show in Paris.