NEW TENANTS • Crossover Rapcore
MORTHUS • Blackened Melodic Death Metal
NOTHGARD • Epic Melodic Death Metal
NORTHLAND • Folk Death Metal

proudly presents:

Uprising heathen rage

Estonian Metal horde THARAPHITA has released their latest album titled "Ülestõus" ("Uprising") in summer 2014.

The new album’s music is a special mix of Black, Heavy and Thrash Metal: BLACKENED PAGAN METAL.

Lyrics are mostly inspired by Estonian history and our ancestors’ hard struggle for survival and the freedom of their homeland. According to legend, the mightiest Estonian fire god Tarapita landed at Estonia’s biggest island Saaremaa.

The album frontcover art depicts the main crater of lake Kaali, which was formed by a meteorite. It caused enormous damage and chaos but our ancestors starting to worship this mystical fire in the sky. The meteorites also contained iron ore, which made it possible to forge extremely strong weapons for the ancient times warriors and tools for farmers.

The new album release of THARAPHITA provides great contribution into Estonian Metal music but the lyrics also a call to reconsider the values dominant in our society. It was also nominated in the category of the best metal album at the Estonian Music Awards 2015.

The album was recorded at the Roundsound Studio and contains eight songs:

1. Ülestõus (Uprising)
2. Viimsepäeva Koidik (The Dawn Of Armageddon)
3. Luupainaja (The Nightmare)
4. Tuhandeaastase Orjaöö Tuhast (From The Ashes Of A Thousand Years Of Slavery)
5. Sõnad Sõlmedesse (Knotting The Words)
6. Surma-arbujad (Sorcerers Of Death)
7. Tuuled Rändavad ringi (Winds Wander)
8. Terasest taotud teel (On A Road Made Of Steel)

Two songs from the new album (“Ülestõus” and “Luupainaja”) can be listened at THARAPHITA Official Youtube Channel.


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proudly presents:

With sovereign permeability

"Watch out, there‘s something really big headed your way!"
Oh, how many times one have heard that, read it or had that line thrown your way?
Well, in this case the followers of the Crossover and Rap Metal division can definitely feel welcome, to listen in to this, uh, so totally kick-ass music by singer Marcus, ,Jimmy‘ Nelson & Co!

Because when these Bavarian genre enthusiasts threw together their music style in October 2013 that was as colorful as well as determined, everything was immediately pointing towards quality. And so NEW TENANTS could be put in a straight forward and independent class of their own.

In record-breaking time the four members raised their exceptional CROSSOVER RAPCORE output to new heights, which in fact, can be heard very well in their debut album "Unity By Collision" which released in May 2015.

The refreshingly crisp produced jumper sound of this exceptional band from Bavaria scores with a wonderfully rich sound. The whole thing is made up of punchy Rock and whipping Metal elements, while working up a relentless sweat. What? Not enough? Alright, old school Hip-Hop is also present with NEW TENANTS! Due to the considerably professional production the impressive differentiated display of drumming just fits perfectly any time. Accents are definitely set to really leave an impression.

Fans of Rage Against The Machine, lovers of Limp Bizkit and freaks who go through the roof at Deez Nuts with the volume turned to full blast, might just have found a new favorite band: NEW TENANTS!

Apart from enthralling catchy beats and massive stomping riffs, of this 4-pack from Buchloe, especially the vocalist has a lot to offer. His american roots ensure him a superior linguistic performance. Jimmy, definitely born to be a front man, celebrates his kickstarting ejections in slick exquisite special class of it's own. And he does this, in a way rarely heard and seen in bands of this style from Germany. Fact is: he's not just been in the game since yesterday. He‘s been shouting his lines for more than a decade now which made him even better. His vocal captivating soulfulness and fervency comes from a troublesome life, which has made this guy into a true fighter. And you can hear that in every word Jimmy phrases. It just gets deep under your skin. And goes to your heart from there!

Already at the beginning of 2014 the wild live set of these productive talented boys was standing on sturdy legs. And immediately NEW TENANTS went on to playing their first gigs, in which they successfully even shared the stage with the famous band Dog Eat Dog.

It‘s clear that something massive like this pushes a band even more. And so, after several preliminary rounds, NEW TENANTS won the final of the "Rising Heroes Band Contest" in January 2015 in Munich and thereby leaving behind at least 40 (!) other competing bands.

Got curious?
Then get your hands on NEW TENANTS and "Unity By Collision"!
Along the lines of JUMP DA FUCK UP!
(Markus Eck)


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Infernal temptation

Their EP "Into Oblivion" was finally self-released on October 22nd in 2014.

"Into Oblivion" delivers a devilish well composed and technical demanding 4-track orgy, to which the band wants to invite lovers of NAGLFAR, DISSECTION and DARK FUNERAL.

Raised to serve the dark in fall 2011, the line-up of BLACKENED MELODIC DEATH METAL enthusiasts MORTHUS was unholy completed at the end of 2013. First gigs were celebrated, the style of the formation got optimized. 

The teutonic encouraged hell-horde from the eastern part of Germany decided to besiege a record studio for their first Demo EP in early 2014.

MORTHUS recorded four well chosen Satanic hymns at Nautilus Studio in Gera / Germany for "Into Oblivion".

MORTHUS online:

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proudly presents:

Playful at all levels

German EPIC MELODIC DEATH METAL virtuoso NOTHGARD presenting their new bass player Nico Kolja!

The band says about:
"In April these year our dear friend Vik S. has left the band due to unforeseen circumstances and private issues.
However, Vik will remain within our Band-Family of course.
Further more he will support the band with taking care of the homepage and more.
On the other hand we are very happy to present you the first pic of the new musician behind the bass.

Again we say thank you to Vik for all the past years and dearly welcome Nico."

[ bass player Nico Kolja ]

NOTHGARD online:

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proudly presents:

Something very special

After a hard-working period of composition and studio enclosure, Spanish FOLK DEATH METAL masters NORTHLAND steps forward towards its consolidation with their second full-length „Downfall And Rebirth“:

About „Downfall And Rebirth“:
Life and death, day and night… Everything has its beginning - birth, and its own end - death. Great civilizations fall and the new ones take their place as day turns to night and night turns to day. „Downfall And Rebirth“ explains the end of mankind as Mother Nature rises in vengeance against those who have made her suffer for so long. Meanwhile, somewhere out in space, celestial bodies collide to create a new world.

This concept is also present in „Downfall And Rebirth“ in different ways: the course of the day, defeats and victories. Even when the album comes to an end, replaying it again makes complete sense as a never ending cycle.

The origin of NORTHLAND, back into the end of 2007, started when the band edited the first demo „Freezing Sadness“. Wagering on a quite unknown style in Spain, NORTHLAND began to make concerts in order to claim for a place within the national Metal scene.

Their melodic music crossed the borders and the band signed up for the German label Black Bards. As a result, „Northland“ (2010), their first studio release, was brought to light. This launch of finest FOLK DEATH METAL opened the gates for NORTHLAND to participate in numerous festivals, tours and concerts around the European continent.

After three years and almost a hundred of gigs, NORTHLAND began to be considered one of the significant bands among the Folk Metal scene.

METALMESSAGE PR looks forward to the full co-operation with these exceptional talented musicians!

MEDIA FEEDBACK for NORTHLAND "Downfall And Rebirth":

10 / 10
"This full-size album is chock full of amazing music and certainly goes in the books as one of the greats in their genre."
(Metal Temple)

10 / 10

95 %
"This is definitely the album I have been waiting for, this might even make my top albums of the year."
(Metal Archives)

9,5 / 10

8 / 9
"Overall, “Downfall And Rebirth” isn’t just a fantastic second album, it’s a fantastic album … the blending of musical styles and it’s impressively diverse scope kick the year off in some serious style…"
(Hollywood Metal)

4,5 / 5
(Metal Underground)

4,3 / 5
"…sounds so authentic … will give u unyielding awesomeness from beginning to the end. After listening this whole album will satiate u for sure … well crafted, mind blowing and definitely worth a listen for all Folk Melodic Death Metal fans…"

4 / 5 "Very Good"
(Goetia Media)

4 / 5
(Harte Musik)

4 / 5 - großartig

90 / 100

9 / 10
(Metal Harem)

8,9 / 10
(Draven's Tales From The Crypt)

8,5 / 10
(El Lado Oscuro De La Luna)

8,5 / 10
(Satan Arise)

8,5 / 10
(Metal Forever)

82 / 100
"…the band succeeded in putting more and emotion in their music, especially with the great use of the violin, the keyboard and an instrument called the jaw harp."
(Inside The Coffin)

8,2 / 10
(Metal Imperium)

81 / 100
(Empty Lord)

8,1 / 10
(Dioses Del Metal)

8 / 10
(Trzy Po Trzy)

8 / 10
(A Different Shade Of Black Metal)

8 / 10
(Rock And Metal In My Blood)

8 / 10
(Stu's Reviews)

8 / 10
(Rotting Hill)

8 / 10
(Dark Factory)

11 / 15

3,5 / 5

3,5 / 5
(All Around Metal)

75 / 100
(Rock Overdose)

7,5 / 10
"…a good album and definitely worth checking out…"

7,5 / 10
(Dark Festivals)

7,5 / 10
(Metal Symphony)

7,5 / 10
(Mariskal Rock)

7,4 / 10
"…a great listen and a solid start for the Folk Metal genre in 2015. And considering this is only NORTHLAND’s second full-length effort they’ll be a band fans of the genre will want to keep their eyes on … 'Downfall And Rebirth' may feel like a familiar listen for fans of Folk Metal, but it’s hard to deny the level of musicianship NORTHLAND have shown on this album."
(Music Review)

7 / 10

7 / 10
"If you’re a lover of Folk Metal, this album is a must to add to your collection."
(Metal Utopia)

7 / 10
(Monkey Castle)

"Falling in line with the likes of ELUVEITIE, ENSIFERUM, and the rest of the gang, Northland provides some high caliber Folk Metal on their second album…"
(Dead Rhetoric)


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proudly presents:

Musically Zeitgeist

In the 1930s it was stated, Blues would be the dangerous work of the Devil.
In the 1940s it was stated, Jazz & Swing were frightening excesses of the Devil.
In the 1950s it was stated, Rock'n'Roll would be the evil sound of the Devil.
In the 1960s it was stated, Beat would be the unpure music of the Devil.
In the 1970s it was stated, Rock music would be the corrupting sound of the Devil.
Well, and since the 1980s it was stated, Heavy Metal would be a diabolic spawn of the Devil.

What the much-reviled one heard in earlier centuries, is not officially known.
In any case, it seems clear that the ever pert bloke became really pretty musically, specifically over the last ten decades…
(Markus Eck)

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