On August 24th, Testament performed at Teatro Caupolican in Chile, as a part of their Latin American Tour. Check out the fan-filmed footage of Steve Di Giorgios’s bass solos, playing “Urotsukidoji” and “Souls of Black“.
Catch Testament on their remaining tour shows in Latin America:
Aug 29 Pepper’s – San Jose, Costa Rica
Aug 31 Cifo – San Salvador, El Salvador
Sep 01 Plaza Condesa – Cuauhtémoc, Mexico
Sep 02 Café Iguana – Monterrey, Mexico
Sep 03 Club Latino – Querétaro – Queretaro, Mexico
As previously announced, Steve Di Giorgio signed the worldwide Artist Deal with Alpha Omega Management, inaugurating the new Alpha Omega Management Branch, dedicated to the needs and interests (Booking, media, communication, promotion) of session musicians and solo artists.
Check out Steve’s video announcement here, enjoy:
Steve Di Giorgio doesn’t need any longer introductions, as he is widely renowned as a pioneer on the fretless bass in heavy metal music, being the bassist of Testament, Death and Sadus, among others. Within his genre, Steve Di Giorgio is respected for his playing skills, versatility and incredible technique. He has more than 40 studio album recordings and over 20 years of touring the world.
Watch Steve Di Giorgio LowDown: Bass Playthrough | Terra Odium – Crawling here, enjoy here:
More information at:
STEVE DI GIORGIO: http://www.stevedigiorgio.com – http://www.testamentlegions.
Check out the fan-filmed footage of Steve Di Giorgios’s bass solos, playing “Urotsukidoji” and “Souls of Black” here, enjoy it (Courtesy of Leo Pozo) :
SepticFlesh are premiering their complete forthcoming tenth album, ”Codex Omega”, which has been scheduled for release on September 1st.
SepticFlesh stated this about the album:
“The beginning of autumn marks the release of our tenth opus ”Codex Omega”. You are all welcome to enter Inferno in search for the last Testament. Here only the Headless prevail, as there is no godhead above. Here Martyrs died for the sake of reason and knowledge. And our Art is our Church. Our Queen is no ‘virgin’ Mary. Our Gospels are bringing fear. And at the end, the true identity of Trinity is revealed. Behold Codex Omega!”
SepticFlesh have previously revealed the artwork, which has been created by frontman Seth.
1. Dante’s Inferno (5:34)
2. 3rd Testament (Codex Omega) (4:08)
3. Portrait of a Headless Man (5:00)
4. Martyr (5:07)
5. Enemy of Truth (4:55)
6. Dark Art (5:24)
7. Our Church, Below the Sea (3:59)
8. Faceless Queen (5:20)
9. The Gospels of Fear (3:41)
10. Trinity (4:07)
SepticFlesh are painting an apocalyptic vision and make full use of their impressive musical palette consisting of death metal and orchestral colours on their tenth full-length ”Codex Omega”.
From their alpha EP ”Temple of the Lost Race” that was released one year after their founding in 1990, the Greek musicians have pushed the limits of the metal genre and continued to explore new sonic path with every following release from their debut album ”Mystic Places of Dawn” (1994) to the stunning ‘Sumerian Daemons’ (2003), which have in the meantime all been re-issued by Season of Mist.
Yet SepticFlesh had clearly come into their own sound when they unleashed their celebrated comeback album after a five-year hiatus that re-charged their artistic batteries. ”Communion” (2008) offered a well-balanced amalgamation of metal elements that were freely drawn from the darker side of the genre including death, black, and gothic metal with epic orchestral arrangements. This symphonic excellence was based on guitarist Christos Antoniou bringing to bear the fruits of his academic studies of classical composition, which he passed with honours and distinction.
With a clear musical compass to navigate, SepticFlesh continued to explore their sound and the compositional possibilities of this new-found metal continent. ”The Great Mass” (2011) and ”Titan” (2014) saw the Greeks evolving at fast speed and at the same time gathering adherents as well as critical praise in ever growing numbers. Extended touring on both sides of the Atlantic and performances at about every important festival further consolidated the bands burgeoning status.
Although the biblical omega marks the end, SepticFlesh on the contrary are reaching their current peak with ”Codex Omega”, an album that clearly witnesses the Greek visionaries having come to maturity and expert craftsmanship in every sense.
SepticFlesh are the undisputable masters of symphonic death metal and ”Codex Omega”is the perfect proof for this bold statement.
Seth from SepticFlesh will be joining a Reddit AMA to discuss ”CodexOmega” tomorrow, Friday 1st of September at 22:00 Eastern European, 21:00 Central European, and 20:00 British Summer Time.
Seth Siro Anton: vocals, bass
Christos Antoniou: guitar, orchestration
Sotiris Anunnaki V: clear vocals, guitar, 12-string guitar
Kerim “Krimh” Lechner: drums
Giannis Poupoulis: oud (on “Martyr” and “Faceless Queen”)
Vahan Galstyan: duduk (on “Portrait of a Headless Man”)
FILMharmonic Orchestra of Prague conducted by Adam Klemens
Soprani: Flora Tzini, Christina Alexiou, Margarita Papadimitriou
Alti: Antonia Despouli, Kandia Bouzioti, Kiriaki Trohani
Tenors: Michalis Platanias, Romanos Papadimitriou
Basses: Nikos Tsachalinas, Romanos Papadimitriou
Conducted by Margarita Papadimitriou
Zero Gravity Studios (Athens, Greece)
Smecky Studios (Prague, Czech Republic)
Fascination Street Studios (Stockholm, Sweden)
Produced by Jens Bogren and Septicflesh
Sound engineer: Terry Nikas
Sound engineer for the orchestra recordings: Jan Holzner
Jens Bogren at Fascination Street Studios assisted by Linus Corneliusson.
Jens Bogren at Fascination Street Studios.
Cover art: Seth Siro Anton
Booking contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Here is the full album ”Codex Omega” available for streaming here, enjoy it:
Swedish Melodic Black metallers Hyperion together with Hammer and Tongs tour and promotions , BMP Booking and Black Lion Records are pleased to announce final tour dates for their first upcoming EU tour.
Hyperion ”Empyrean Ascendancy” tour 2017 dates, here:
Hyperion+ Support Baruk Khazad
2017-10-06 Schwarzer bär rock und metal live club Judengasse 11 , 67547 Worms, Germany
2017-10-07 Fararova Sluj Mlada Boleslav
2017-10-08 Rudeboy Club, Bielsko-Biała, Poland
2017-10-10 Fuga Club Bratislava, slovakia
2017-10-12 TARTAROS CLUB Banska Bystrica, Slovakia
2017-10-13 Rockberry Bar & Music Club, Prague, Czech
2017-10-14 pin 4 rooms Täubchenweg 26 Leipzig,
Hyperion’s debut album ”Seraphical Euphony” second press is almost gone, meanwhile label launched pre order for third press more information on bandcamp! vinyl can be bought from Sound of Records HERE.
Check out the tralier for the ”Empyrean Ascendancy” tour here, enjoy it:
Brazilian death metal lords Nervochaos have concluded their successful 65-shows’ long “Nyctophilia Brasil Tour 2017“, Pt.1 (10.06 to 13.07 with Justabeli) and 2. (13.07 to 20.08 with Coldblood).
Nervochaos stated this about the tour with Justabeli:
“Obrigado aos nossos fas pelo apoio, sem vocês não somos nada!!! Obrigado também a nossa equipe (Kaka, Carlos & Alex), ao Justabeli e a todos os produtores que apoiaram e agendaram estes shows! For passion NOT fashion….to the death!!!”
Nyctophilia Brasil Tour 2017 NervoChaos and Justabeli, tour dates were:
10.06 – Marilia/SP (Brasil) @ Cão Pererê
11.06 – Ribeirão Preto/SP (Brasil) @ Toca do Jack
14.06 – Londrina/PR (Brasil) @ Cativeiro Bar
15.06 – Maringá/PR (Brasil) @ Tribus Bar
16.06 – Cascavel/PR (Brasil) @ Adega Nostra Vamos
18.06 – Rio do Sul/SC (Brasil) @ Mamuit Mini Ramp Gaia
20.06 – Joinville/SC (Brasil) @ Delinquents Bar
22.06 – Videira/SC (Brasil) @ Clube Castelo
23.06 – Caxias do Sul/RS (Brasil) @ Cachacaria Sarau
24.06 – Rio Grande/RS (Brasil) @ Star Club
25.06 – São Leopoldo/RS (Brasil) @ Embaixada do Rock
27.06 – Passo Fundo/RS (Brasil) @ Claudião Drink Store
28.06 – Lages/SC (Brasil) @ Macaco Astronaut Pub
29.06 – Rio Negrinho/SC (Brasil) @ Magos Bar
30.06 – Urussanga/SC (Brasil) @ Ventuno Bar
01.07 – São Jose/SC (Brasil) @ Plataforma Rock Bar
02.07 – Curitiba/PR (Brasil) @ Blood Rock Bar
04.07 – Sorocaba/SP (Brasil) @ Sound
05.07 – São Jose dos Campos/SP (Brasil) @ Lado B
06.07 – Avare/SP (Brasil) @ Ferro Velho Pub
08.07 – Cordeiropolis/SP (Brasil) @ Nonnalisa Music Bar
09.07 – Carapicuíba/SP (Brasil) @ Simple Pub
12.07 – Campinas/SP (Brasil) @ Bar do Ze
13.07 – São Paulo/SP (Brasil) @ Clash Club
Recently Nervochaos announced their European/UK tour with Belphegor, Destroyer 666 and Enthroned And Nordjevel, kicking off on September 28th in Denmark. The tour is presented by The Flaming Arts. Find below the complete tour trek, the venue details on the flyer.
28th September – Copenhagen
29th September – Dresden
30th September – Amstelveen
01st October – Apeldoorn
03rd October – Erfurt
04th October – Berlin
05th October – Oberhausen
06th October – Bruges
07th October – Marbehan
08th October – London
10th October – Glasgow
11th October – Newcastle
12th October – Belfast
13th October – Dublin
15th October – Paris
16th October – Grenoble
17th October – Marseille
18th October – Lucurne
19th October – Brescia
20th October – Graz
21th October – Vienna
Nervochaos latest album ”Nyctophilia” was released in Brazil by Cogumelo Records/Voice Music and in North America and Europe by Greyhaze Records. The art of both the cover and the booklet was created the talented Brazilian artist Alcides Burn (Blood Red Throne, Acheron, Iconoclasm, Malefactor, Queiron, Headhunter DC, etc). ”Nyctophilia” was recorded in Italy at Alpha Omega Studio, along with producer Alex Azzali, who is also responsible for mixing and mastering the work. The album can already be bought in the main specialized stores in the market, or directly with the band, by email, Facebook or in the official store via the link https://goo.gl/aF7Xkx.
Check out the outstanding 360° live studio video for the song ”Total Satan” here, enjoy it:
Check out the music video for ”Ritualistic” here, enjoy it:
Check out the music video for the ”Ad Maiorem Satanae Gloriam” here, enjoy it:
Check out the lyric video for the song ”Moloch Rise” here, enjoy it:
More information at:
NERVOCHAOS: http://www.nervochaos.net – http://www.facebook.com/
ALPHA OMEGA: http://www.facebook.com/
Now the band has released the video recap for the first leg of tour, with Justabeli, here it is, enjoy it:
The video recap can be seen on NervoChaos facebook page, at this location,as well: https://www.facebook.com/
Artillery announces full European co-headline tour with Onslaught with support from Exarsis and Chronosphere!
Danish Power Thrash Metallers Artillery have just announced a full European tour in the fall. Artillery will celebrate the 30th Anniversary of their ”Terror Squad” album, playing 5-6 songs from that album and new songs of their latest album ”Penalty By Perception” as well as some more classics.
Dates for ”Thrash Till Death” Tour:
23/09 – Helvete Club – Oberhausen (DE)
24/09 – Hedon Club – Zwolle (NL)
25/09 – De Verlichte Geest – Roeselare (BE)
26/09 – Roxy Concerts – Flensburg (DE)
27/09 – Garage Deluxe – München (DE)
28/09 – Moonlight Music Hall – Diest (BE)
29/09 – Fuizenfest – Riel (NL) (ONSLAUGHT)
30/09 – Kiehool Burgum – Burgum (NL)
01/10 – OFF DAY
02/10 – Schwarzer Adler – Tannheim-Egelsee (DE)
03/10 – Escape Metalcorner – Vienna (AT)
04/10 – 7er-Club – Mannheim (DE)
05/10 – Musigburg – Aarburg (CH)
06/10 – Dada Live Club – Pavia (IT)
07/10 – Revolver Music Hall – Venice (IT)
08/10 – Borderline – Pisa (IT)
09/10 – Sala Utopia – Zaragoza (SP)
10/10 – OFF DAY
11/10 – SMAC de La Gespe – Tarbes (FR)
12/10 – Sala Upload – Barcelona (SP)
Artillery will tour Denmark in November together with support Impalers and with a different setlist!
13/10 Amager Bio – Copenhagen
03/11 Konfus – Esbjerg
04/11 Pitstop- Kolding
10/11 Ungdomshuset – Fredericia
18/11 Von Hatten – Randers
24/11 Kontrast – Herning
25/11 Sønderborghus – Sønderborg
01/12 Templet – Lyngby
Surf over to the landing page at metalblade.com/artillery to watch the video for ”Live By The Scythe”! At the same location you can purchase Artillery‘s latest album ”Penalty By Perception”. The album has been voted Danish metal album of the year at the High Voltage Rock Awards in April in Copenhagen, Denmark!
On September 15th, Ensiferum will release their seventh full-length, ”Two Paths”, worldwide via Metal Blade Records. Produced by Anssi Kippo, the master was recorded on tape, for a true analog experience.
To hear the previous singles, ”For Those About to Fight for Metal” and ”Way of the Warrior”, please visit: metalblade.com/ensiferum – where the record can be pre-ordered in the following formats:
–Deluxe wooden box (limited to 2500 copies worldwide)
–Limited edition Digibook CD+DVD
–180g black vinyl
–turquoise blue-green vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 500 copies)
–clear sky blue-marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 300 copies)
–blue/orange/yellow-splatter vinyl (Nuclear Blast exclusive – limited to 200 copies)
–golden yellow vinyl (Napalm exclusive – limited to 200 copies)
–olive green-marbled vinyl (Levykauppa Finland exclusive – limited to 100 copies)
–clear frost blue-marbled vinyl (Yamiin China exclusive – limited to 100 copies)
–blue-gray-marbled vinyl (USA exclusive – limited to 250 copies)
–forest green-marbled vinyl (USA exclusive – limited to 250 copies)
–picture disc LP (limited to 500 copies worldwide)
* exclusive bundles with a shirt, plus digital options are also available!
You can’t talk about the true greats of folk-inspired melodic death metal without reverent mention of Ensiferum, and with ”Two Paths” they once more affirm their place in the pantheons of the genre. Further building upon the thrilling metallic hybrid honed across six full-lengths, ”Two Paths‘ is simultaneously the Finnish quintet’s most epic and far-reaching collection and their most organic, which definitely sets it apart from the pack. Additionally, the album literally takes the concept of ”Two Paths” to heart, with two different versions of standout tracks ”Don’t You Say” and ”God Is Dead”.
Statment of the bassist/vocalist Sami Hinkka about the band:
“Even though Ensiferum has always had clean vocals and choirs, harsh vocals have been the main style, and those songs worked so well with both styles that we decided to include both versions,”
Sami Hinkka. with Mikko P. Mustonen are again handling orchestral arrangements and Lassi Logren returning to play nyckelharpa and violin on a few songs, Hinkka is also more than happy that they brought “more bombastic orchestral and down to earth folk aspects” to the record, further fleshing out their vision. This also applies to the contribution of Gyula Havancsak, who provided the artwork for both ”Two Paths”and its predecessor ”One Man Army”.
Statment about the artist who worked on their cover for the album:
“It was really nice to work with him again because he always wants to hear our ideas and then he adds his own magic and improvements to them, and the result is always astonishing.”
1. Ajattomasta Unesta
2. For Those About to Fight for Metal
3. Way of the Warrior
4. Two Paths
5. King of Storms
6. Feast with Valkyries
7. Don’t You Say
8. I Will Never Kneel
9. God Is Dead
10. Hail to the Victor
11. Unettomaan Aikaan
12. God Is Dead (Alternative Version)
13. Don’t You Say (Alternative Version)
From September 27th, 2017 onward, Ensiferum will present ”Two Paths” live on stage, splitting their European tour into two parts. The first part will be in September with six dates in three countries, and then in April 2018 there will be an extended tour through many more European countries. In between that time, Ensiferum will visit all other continents. See below for all confirmed shows, with more to be announced soon!
Ensiferum tour dates:
Sept. 26 – Bochum, Germany – Zeche
Sept. 27 – Langen, Germany – Stadthalle
Sept. 28 – Arnhem, Netherlands – Luxor Live
Sept. 29 – Berlin, Germany – SO36
Sept. 30 – Osnabruck, Germany – Hyde Park
Oct. 1 – Paris, France – La Machine
Petri Lindroos – Vocals/Guitar
Markus Toivonen – Guitar/Vocals
Sami Hinkka – Bass/Vocals
Janne Parviainen – Drums
Netta Skog – Digital Accordion/Backing vocals
Website of the label:http://www.metalblade.com/
Check out the live studio track for ”Unettomaan Aikaan” here, enjoy it:
Check out the vinyl master tape cutting video here, enjoy it:
Vulture Industries are premiering the third song taken from their forthcoming album, ”Stranger Times”, which has been scheduled for release on September 22nd.
The track “Something Vile” is presented in the form of a monstrous video, which has been created by renowned Romanian visual artist Costin Chioreanu and is now available for streaming, which can be freely used and spread.
Frontman Bjørnar E. Nilsen stated this about the new video:
“The track ”Something Vile” was a bit of a tough nut to crack, but in the end it turned into one of the most immediate songs on our new album. ‘Something Vile’ features the first ever lead vocals in Vulture Industiries by another band member, namely guitarist Eivind, adding an extra dimension to this song.
The basic idea for the video was conceived on a sleepless night three day before the filming was scheduled to start. It tuned out extremely hard to get hold of the correct outfit on such a short notice. We finally got hold of one in a child’s size, which forced us to change the designated lead actor for a smaller one who would fit into the costume. Luckily, my girlfriend was up for the task and turned out to be perfectly suited for the role. Enjoy!”
The band stated this about the tour :
“This will be our most ambitious tour to date and we are of course looking enthusiastically forward to visit all of our favourite places and people again. We are thrilled to have the opportunity to present material from our new album ‘Stranger Times’ in concert format. We will of course supplement this with favourites from our catalogue. We much appreciate everyone, who has requests for a song or two to stop by our Facebook and drop us a comment. Please feel cordially invited to let us know what you want to hear!”
Vulture Industries have previously released the artwork of ”Stranger Times‘, which has been created by Costin Chioreanu and can be viewed together with the track-list below.
The metal scene seems mired in stagnation all too often these days. The tenth edition of the great thrash revival, the never-ending race to be more brutal or more technical or more dissonant in death metal, and the rampant nostalgia of an ever-aging scene do not provide the necessary ingredients for progress and out of the box thinking. That is the very reason why rare bands such as Vulture Industries are so important.
The Norwegians fourth album ”Stranger Times” continues and expands the band’s quest to push the limitations of genre and sound. Their nine new tracks are as easily as masterfully spanning a wide range from dark rock to progressive-experimental metal, while keeping their wild roaming within the boundaries of the band’s unique and bizarre sonic universe. Yet Vulture Industires manage to harness their bold mix into recognisable structures and meaningful songs throughout that do not shy away from catchiness and, quite importantly, do not fall into the trap of being weird just for the sake of experimentation.
Vulture Industries have emerged from the vibrant rock and metal scene of Bergen, the unofficial capital of Norway’s west coast. Mostly associated with black metal, its rich music sphere in fact covers bands from all styles and directions. Vulture Industries drew inspiration from diverse acts such as Faith No More, Mr. Bungle, Arcturus , Devin Townsend, Ved Buens Ende and The Cult, when they started out under the Dead Rose Garded moniker in 1993. After several line-up changes, the new name Vulture Industries was adopted in 2003 and two demo releases quickly followed ”The Sleeper” (2003) and ”The Enemy Within” (2004).
Having stirred considerable interest in progressive circles, it was time to present their first official recording with the Ep ”The Benevolent Pawn” (2005). Consisting of current and former members of Sulphur, Black Hole Generator, Malice In Wonderland, and Syrach, Vulture Industries shouldered their way past the then-inactive Arcturus and the drifting Ulver towards the throne of Norwegian dark progressive metal with their two albums ”The Dystopia Journals” (2007) and ”The Malefactor’s Bloody Register” (2010). The eclectic band from Bergen was more than ready to engage with avant-garde metal fans worldwide, which their next full-length ”The Tower”aptly proved in 2013. This release saw expanded touring and more performances at prestigious festivals around the globe.
1. Tales of Woe (4:37)
2. As the World Burns (5:22)
3. Strangers (7:10)
4. The Beacon (5:35)
5. Something Vile (4:17)
6. My Body, My Blood (2:27)
7. Gentle Touch of a Killer (5:03)
8. Screaming Reflections (5:32)
9. Midnight Draws Near (5:20)
Now Vulture Industries are presenting their most concise and compelling output so far. ”Stranger Times” is made out of hard-won experience and burning passion. Tune in, zone out, and enjoy!
Tour dates for ”Strange Times Over Europe” tour:
22 Sep 17 Hulen (NO) Bergen
23 Sep 17 Good Omens (NO) Trondheim
29 Sep 17 Checkpoint Charlie (NO) Stavanger (+Himmellegeme)
30 Sep 17 Blå (NO) Oslo (+Himmellegeme)
05 Oct 17 Duycker (NL) Hoofdorp (+Foscor)
06 Oct 17 Mukkes (NL) Leeuwarden (+Foscor)
07 Oct 17 Treibsand (DE) Lübeck (+Foscor)
08 Oct 17 From Hell (DE) Erfurt (+Foscor +Kauan +Odroerir)
09 Oct 17 Backstage (DE) München (+Foscor)
10 Oct 17 Jungle Club (DE) Köln (+Foscor)
11 Oct 17 Backstage (FR) Paris (+Foscor)
12 Oct 17 Asgaard (BE) Gent (+Foscor)
21 Oct 17 Flytten (NO) Haugesund (+Himmellegeme)
09 Nov 17 Boston Music Room (UK) London (+Code)
10 Nov 17 Tiger Lounge (UK) Manchester (+Code)
11 Nov 17 Audio (UK) Glasgow (+Code)
15 Nov 17 Flying Circus (RO) Cluj
16 Nov 17 Fabrica (RO) Bucharest
17 Nov 17 Club Live & Loud (BG) Sofia
18 Nov 17 tba (GR) Athens
19 Nov 17 Eightball Club (GR) Thessaloniki
20 Nov 17 Club Fest Zemun (RS) Belgrade
22 Nov 17 Escape (AT) Wien
23 Nov 17 Orto Bar (SK) Ljubljana
24 Nov 17 Alchemica Music Club (IT) Bologna
25 Nov 17 Mochvar (HR) Zagreb
26 Nov 17 Pod Lampou (CZ) Pilsen
Bjørnar E. Nilsen: vocals, percussion & keyboard
Øyvind Madsen: guitars
Eivind Huse: guitars and vocals
Kyrre Teigen: bass and vocals
Tor Helge Gjengedal: drums
Herbrand Larsen: keyboard (on “Strangers”)
Hans Marius Andersen: trumpet (on “Strangers” and “The Beacon”)
Recording & Mixing:
Bjørnar E. Nilsen & Edmond Karban, Conclave & Earshot Studios, Bergen, Norway
Chris Sansom, Propeller Mastering, Oslo, Norway
Booking contact: email@example.com
Check out the music video for ”Something Vile” here, enjoy it:
On July 20th, Norwegian extreme metal titans Ancient performed at Gothoom Festival in Slovakia. The band has posted on AncientTV’s Official Youtube Channel.
As previously announced, Ancient will be touring Latin America in September:
September 7 Mexico – Merida Yucatan
September 8 Mexico – San Luis Potosi
September 9 Mexico – Mexico City
September 10 Guatemala – Guatemala City
September 12 El Salvador – San Salvador
September 13 Costa Rica – San José
September 15 Colombia – Cali
September 16 Colombia – Bogotà
September 17 Ecuador – Quito
September 19 Lima – Peru
September 20 Chile – Santiago
September 21 Argentina – Buenos Aires
The tour venues will be announced shortly.
Upcoming Ancient Festivals:
December 2 – Into Darkness Festival IV – Leeuwarden – Holland
December 3 – Baroeg Rotterdam – Holland
May 12 – Under The Banner of Black Light Fest – Graz – Austria
More shows TBA.
Earlier this year Ancient re-released their ”Trolltaar” EP (1995) by Sleaszy Rider Records! This 2017 edition includes 3 live tracks from Norway in 1993, and not only.. The vinyl will also soon be available. For more information and orders, go here. http://www.sleaszyrider.com/
Ancient released their long awaited 7th studio album, ”Back To The Land Of The Dead” on September 16th in North America via (Megadeth bassist David Ellefson’s) EMP Underground/EMP Label Group, and in the rest of the World by Soulseller Records. Check out the album teaser here:
Order ”Back To The Land Of The Dead” in various CD, LP and bundle configurations at:
EMP Underground/EMP Label Group: http://empmerch.com
Soulseller Records: http://www.soulsellerrecords.
”Back To The Land Of The Dead ” is a comeback for Ancient, 12 years after the previous release ”Night Visit”. The album was recorded in 7 different locations, in Norway, Denmark, Italy and Greece, mixed in Elfo Studios in Italy, and mastered by Mika Jussila at Finnvox Studios. The album was produced by Ancient.
With Nick Barker behind the drumkit, the album is, as expected, the most aggressive and fastest album of Ancient, yet still with a good amount of clean guitars, and various dark atmospheres as the band is known for. The music was composed by Zel and Dhilorz.
The lyrics on the album are all written by Zel, many of them speaking about the devil, the spirit of the devil and how it influences us in various devastating and destructive ways, as well as some fantasy lyrics, still somehow connected with the ”old Nick subject”. The album cover shows a hooded figure coming back to “the land of the dead” to wake up the ”spiritually dead people there”. The album is 66 minutes long and has 13 tracks, including a cover of Bathory ”13 Candles”.
Zel (aka Aphazel) on vocals/guitars/keyboards
Dhilorz on guitars/bass
Nick Barker on drums
For more information go to:
EMP LABEL GROUP: http://empmerch.com – http://emplabelgroup.com
SOULSELLER RECORDS: http://www.soulsellerrecords.
Check out the video footage from the show (edited by the band’s session drummer Jonathan ” A.D.D ” Garofoli) playing “On Blackest Wings” here, enjoy it:
Swedish melodic death metal monsters Arch Enemy released ”The Eagle Flies Alone”, which was taken from the upcoming album ”Will To Power”, and it is going to be released on Sept 8th, via Century Media Records/Savage Messiah Music!
This song and video are quite interesting, they have that apocalyptic vibe. Lyric part is just about the pain and fight of one individual. Powerful riffs and hypnotic melodies are perfectly combined with lyrics. Alissa done it this time too, with amazing vocals. Magic solos that will on the first listening, blow your mind and soul. Pure melodic destruction.
Check out the music video for the ”The Eagle Flies Alone” here, enjoy it: