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The return of darkest knowledge
HECATE ENTHRONED, the UK's longest serving and most respected BLACK METAL band have recently left the studio with another landmark recording!
One more full-length output will further cement their noble reputation for producing high quality releases.
This completely sworn collection of massively thrilling songs harks back to their grand, epic orchestral roots whilst keeping the heavy guitar sound and signature dual harmonies, blistering drums and inhuman vocals makes this album a stand out amongst classics.
Producer Dan Abela has given it a slick and aggressive production that captures the ever changing moods of each track.
Added to this mix are the unique and haunting vocals of Sarah Jezebel Deva ( CRADLE OF FILTH, THERION, ANGTORIA ) who has recorded some of her most innovative and powerful vocals to date!
The upcoming masterpiece of HECATE ENTHRONED delivers a collection of outstanding tracks from a well seasoned professional band at the height of their multiple powers.
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Since the 2014 album "Antillius: The King Of The Light" the worldwide admirers of the Italian Metal historians KALEDON are hoping for a successor.
Now the extraordinary formation is back with a virtuosic, melodic and epic POWER METAL spectacle!
After 3 years from the previous release, KALEDON return with the bombastic, epic and majestic album "Carnagus - Emperor Of The Darkness".
With a renewed line-up, enhanced by Michele Guaitoli's (Overtures, ex-Future Is Tomorrow) powerful vocals and Manuele di Ascenzo's (ex-Secret Rule) amazing drums skills, mastermind Alex Mele (guitars) has finally forged a new chapter of the 'Legend Of The Forgotten Reign' saga reaching the perfect mix of modern riffs, classic Power Metal speeds, epic choirs and symphonic arrangements.
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When the Italians published their exquisite debut album "Lost Eden" in October 2013, the POWER METAL world listened abruptly.
Finally, ALTAIR, founded in 2008, debuted with all-around high-quality material, which bundles all the virtues of the genre. An abundance of enthusiastic reviews was the deserved result.
But otherwise, the heavily ambitious authors were able to score on a wide range, which resulted in a large number of followers and enthusiasts who loyally respect the guys.
For the second album "Descending: A Devilish Comedy", the sextet from Ferrara succeeded in optimizing the exciting, pretty progressive overall sound.
The official release date for "Descending: A Devilish Comedy" is June, 30th 2017.
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Through time and space
With exquisite influences from the areas of ambient, fusion, pop and contemporary music, these men of taste enrich their multi-faceted PROGRESSIVE METAL sound since their start in 2009.
Singer Marco Pastorino and his bandmates focus mainly on romantic melodies, surreal atmospheres and chasing rhythms. The futuristically accentuated mixture of the Milan quintet gets rounded off by suggestive backgrounds in the emphasized harmonious soundframe.
Guitarist and band founder Valerio Æsir Villa is not only a multi-instrumentalist, he also works out the ideas for the songwriting of VIRTUAL SYMMETRY. This way of proceeding was already proven for the 2016 debut album "Message From Eternity".
And to their previous release, VIRTUAL SYMMETRY now tie up with the rich EP "X-Gate".
Official release of "X-Gate": June 30th, 2017.
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Whipped into madness
With their 2015 debut album "Overdrive" they triggered a positive as well as far-reaching surprise-effect as a vertical starter, which attracted a multitude of worldwide fans.
Countless reviews attested the band around guitarist and singer Simon Bihlmayer with their 'dancing from the row' material, a very own, upscale class. Encouraged by this, the songwriting became even more hungry, but also more settled and determined.
And now RUNNING DEATH are back with a new work: "DressAge" titled, the second longplayer presents the crisp rocking THRASH METAL of the Bavarians in so far unheard freshness and dynamics!
Official release date for "DressAge" is May 26th, 2017.
Whoever, as a new listener wants to get a route for orientation in advance - many sorts of references to Megadeth lead in the correct direction. For friends of such stylistics, it should be difficult in any case to resist ultra-melodic and discreetly progressive rhythm-grenades like "Heroes Of The Hour".
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Soundtrack for the Apocalypse
Pure passion! Three very playful blokes who sacrifice everything for their cause of boiling heart blood, which the pump only gives.
Axeman, speedfreak and shouter Jonathan Brutschin, bass player Toby Straumann and drummer Simon Straumann are FREAKINGS and whip the eardrums with ecstatic, wild, damn precise THRASH METAL!
‚Old School to the bone!‘ is the motto of master Brutschin and the capable Straumann brothers. The fact that the Swiss 2017 compete again in the original line-up, speaks absolutely for the authenticity of the resistant Swiss trio.
Delicately degenerated and animal-mangy screaming awards the new album "Toxic End“, while jagged gangshouts according to the best proven UK-style are simply not to be missed. Official release date for "Toxic End“ was March 6, 2017.
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High time for a direct confrontation course with real life!
Born under the monicker Modern Middle Ages these casual bunch of SLEAZE HARD ROCK enthusiasts eventually became ROXIN' PALACE and was founded in 2011 by Crown, guitar player in the bands Revoltons and Hell, ex drummer of Elvenking.
For rhythm guitar duties Crown recruited his friend Slaver. Later they completed their blowing rhythm section with bass maniac Garret, who had many years of experience mainly in Hard Rock cover bands, and the young talented singer Axel, completing the line-up in March 2012.
Later the group started its live activity sharing stages with acts such as Phantom X (USA), Salamandra (Czech Rep) and Jettblack (UK). The album was mixed by Swedish producer Staffan Karlsson, and has been released on June 7th, 2013 by the Germany company SAOL Music.
The new line-up wrote songs for a second album and the new release "Freaks Of Society" has been released in October 2016 via established record company Sleaszy Rider Records.
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The MYRKGRAV album "Takk Og Farvel; Tida Er Blitt Ei Annen" (translation: Thank you and farewell; times have changed) is difficult to give an unbiased description of. In essence, it is a follow-up to the 2006 debut album "Trollskau, Skrømt Og Kølabrenning", but needless to say a lot can happen in ten years.
Still, "Takk Og Farvel; Tida Er Blitt Ei Annen" represents a natural progression from what the debut album showcased: proper FOLK METAL with roots in the blacker side of the extreme Metal genres. "Takk Og Farvel; Tida Er Blitt Ei Annen" has been launched on all streaming services October 26th.
Online FDR download with full resolution cover art at Bandcamp has been started as Digital Release on October 26th, 2016. Physical format CD and limited edition CD in collaboration with Pest Productions and METALMESSAGE • Global PR is provided, official release date is scheduled for July 15th, 2017.
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HULDRE's long awaited sophomore album – "Tusmørke" – is finally here!
HULDRE is an upcoming NORDIC FOLK METAL-name on the Folk Metal scene and they have, since 2010, excited people all over the world with their spectacular compositions inspired by Nordic Folk music, Metal and Rock.
Musically they offer catchy melodies of female vocals, violin, hurdy gurdy and flute on a heavy foundation of guitar, bass and drums.
HULDRE's debut album from 2012 – "Intet Menneskebarn" – was very well received by reviewers throughout the world and the band has through the years played at such venues as Copenhell and Wacken, won a few musical awards and built up a dedicated and loyal fanbase.
"Tusmørke" was recorded, mixed, mastered and produced by Lasse Lammert in LSD Studios in cooperation with HULDRE and has been released on the 3rd of November. This was celebrated with a release party at Loppen in Copenhagen.
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"Oh, Nameless One! We may rise up from the ashes of Doom!"
‘The Chaotic Art’
SVOID was formed in December 2009 by ‘S’ with the intention to define a link between All and Nothing, which represents the formless End.
The debut material, named ‘Ars Kha’ (means ‘Chaotic Art’), was developed in the Fall of 2010, consisting mostly Black Metal-influenced tunes. At this point of time Dániel joined on drums, and with this the first line-up was established. After the recordings, ‘Ars Kha’ was released in April of 2011.
With the features of the new line-up the band entered the studio in 2015 to record the second full-length album titled "Storming Voices Of Inner Devotion", which is out worldwide since 18th April, 2016 by Sun & Moon Records.
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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…
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