Finnish Torchia releases a music video from their Taiwan tour

On October 2017 Torchia from Finland were touring and spreading their darkness around Taiwan and now they are releasing a new music video of the footage they captured during their tour called A Curse Upon Taiwan. The song is called Face of Hate.

https://youtu.be/5lMwOWqabsc

Face of Hate is from their acclaimed debut album “Of Curses and Grief”. Listen to it on Spotify:

https://open.spotify.com/album/47XQVhnZXaFQKKJvnPZmX3 

Links:

http://torchia.fi

http://www.facebook.com/torchiaband

http://www.soundcloud.com/torchiaband

http://www.youtube.com/torchiaband

http://www.reverbnation.com/torchia

https://instagram.com/torchiaband

https://twitter.com/torchiaband

https://torchia.bandcamp.com

https://open.spotify.com/artist/50kAqTuSOb54sRSuwgzHx0


DOWNFALL OF GAIA TO KICK OFF EUROPEAN TOUR WITH HIGH FIGHTER & HEXER THIS WEEK!

Only a few days left until Post-Black & Sludge Doom Metal outfit DOWNFALL OF GAIA will kick off the second leg of their 'Atrophy' European tour this week. Again the band has teamed up with friends and special guests HIGH FIGHTER, which they already toured with back in March 2017. Support will be coming from atmospheric Doom & Black Metal stonerheads HEXER! With their dark wall of sounds, DOWNFALL OF GAIA are moving forward relentlessly, enveloping the listener, absorbing one's spirit to take one into the realm of the band's potent sound. Founded in 2008, and although the group's roots lie within the DIY / Crust scene, they have become more closely associated with a sound that rather corresponds to the impact of an avalanche made from black earth, rock, and dirty sludge, while their lyrics poetically describe the dark side of living.  The band never intended to stagnate, and naturally their sound underwent significant changes:

Nowadays DOWNFALL OF GAIA drifted away from fast crust punk, which influenced their early work, towards longer and more intense material that became the more massive with black metal, doom and sludge elements. DOWNFALL OF GAIA hit the studio in June 2016 and released their recent and critically acclaimed record 'Atrophy' via Metal Blade Records in November 2016, followed by numerous shows and tours all over Europe to support the album live. Teaming up with very special guests HIGH FIGHTER and HEXER will round of DOWNFALL OF GAIA's 'Atrophy Tour' perfectly: „Today we are glad to announce the second leg of our European Tour for April and we are very happy to announce that for this time we will have our very good friends in High Fighter and Hexer as special guests with us!“ DOWNFALL OF GAIA comments. „The straight forward sound from High Fighter and the atmospheric walls of sound from Hexer will make this one a diverse and interesting package. We’re really glad to have them on board and hope to see you in April! Looking forward to this one!“

With HIGH FIGHTER on the bill, DOWNFALL OF GAIA will not just meet old and close friends, but also a band that already left its stamp in the current Stoner, Doom & Sludge Metal scene. Formed in 2014 as a total new project by former band members of A Million Miles, Buffalo Hump and Pyogenesis, this band is a volatile cocktail of heavy as hell riffs fuelled by beer and the mighty weedian riffs. Add a heavy dose of the blues and these deadly schizophrenic vocals and HIGH FIGHTER offer something new to the Sludge, Stoner, Doom & Metal Scene.After their critically acclaimed debut EP 'The Goat Ritual' released end of 2014, followed by numerous shows all over Europe and the UK, including festivals such as Wacken Open Air, Desertfest Berlin & Antwerp, Stoned from the Underground, Summer Breeze & many more, as well as having shared the stages with bands like Ahab, Mammoth Storm, Crowbar, Corrosion of Conformity, Conan, Downfall of Gaia, Greenleaf, The Midnight Ghost Train, Brant Bjork or Earth Ship, HIGH FIGHTER released their first full length album 'Scars & Crosses' in the summer of 2016 with Svart Records.

HEXER is a four-piece outfit from Germany, combining doom, black and stoner with oriental tunes, repetetive riffs, drone and atmospheric soundscapes. Weird tuned strings and heavy low end, create a meditative yet ominous atmosphere. After recording a live EP in late 2015, HEXER played shows all over Germany and released their full length debut 'Cosmic Doom Ritual' in April 2017 on Berlin-based label Vendetta Records. Their live performances are loud and dark rituals, covering the audience in sub-bass,incense and black light,  the artists fully painted in shamanic body paint.

Make sure to catch this exciting package and heavy mix of Black Metal, Sludge, Doom & Stoner Rock this April live in Europe:

04.04.18 DE – Köln / MTC Downfall of Gaia ONLY

05.04.18 DE – Würzburg / Immerhin Downfall of Gaia ONLY

06.04.18 CH – Winterthur / Gaswerk Downfall of Gaia ONLY

06.04.18 DE – Darmstadt / Knabenschule (High Fighter + Hexer ONLY)

07.04.18 CH – Luzern / Treibhaus

09.04.18 IT – Milano / Circolo Svolta

10.04.18 AT – Graz / Explosiv

11.04.18 AT – Salzburg / Rockhouse

12.04.18 CZ – Prague / 007 Strahov

13.04.18 CZ – Brno / Kabinet Múz

14.04.18 DE – Leipzig / UT Connewitz

For More Info Visit:

www.downfallofgaia.com 

www.facebook.com/DownfallofGaia 

www.highfighter.de 

www.facebook.com/highfighter

www.hexerdoom.bandcamp.com

www.facebook.com/hexerdoom 

 

DESERT STORM ANNOUNCED AS SUPPORT TO KARMA TO BURN IN JUNE!

NEW ALBUM ‘SENTINELS’ OUT NOW ON APF RECORDS! 

“Immense, coiling riffs and hulking grooves, underpinned by colossal low-end wallop.... seductively compelling you to destroy your neck.” 

Kerrang! 

Hot on the heels of the release of their new album ‘Sentinels’, out now on APF Records, Oxford based heavy-weights Desert Storm are proud to announce their support to West Virginia stoner rock legends Karma To Burn on their UK tour in June!

“It's been a few years since we last toured with our friends in Karma To Burn,” states guitarist Ryan Cole. “It's great to have been asked to be a part of this by the band and to tour the UK in support of our new album Sentinels. We will be returning to some cities we've not been to in a long time as well which is cool!”

Karma To Burn are just great to watch live and have been rocking stages all over the world for over 20 years,” continues Ryan. “They've shared the stages with bands such as Metallica, Clutch, Down and have a strong die hard fan base. If you like riffs, you should come along to a show on this run. It's going to be a good one for sure!”

Sentinels’ follows the release of 2014’s critically-acclaimed ‘Omniscient’ album and has seen Desert Storm move in a harder, darker and much heavier direction. Recorded with engineer Jamie Dodd (Orange Goblin) at Flesh & Bone Studio's, Hackney and tracked by Steve 'Geezer' Watkins at Woodworm studios (which has also been used by legendary Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi), ‘Sentinels’ moulds together different aspects of sounds from the heavier end of the spectrum, taking in elements of doom, sludge, stoner, grind and all out metal to create a colossal sound.

Just recently Desert Storm have also released a new lyric video for the track ‘Capsized’, a gloriously riff-heavy pounder that tells the story of a hermit who does battle with his own reclusive nature. “He’s gentle soul who busies himself with thoughts and writing, at odds with his demons and depression,” details frontman Matt Ryan. “All the while, his time spent alone affording him the opportunity to look inwardly and discover who he really is. The self-realisation that his time spent in isolation is being squandered, and that years spent without real human experiences are wasted years, he finally learns to trust himself and builds the courage to leave the comfort of his home to be ravaged and killed by wolves.”

Watch the band's new video here: https://youtu.be/N_-ta3zfAfs

Catch Desert Storm live at the following dates:

25.05.18  United Kingdom  Southampton  Firebug

 

26.05.18  United Kingdom Banbury  The Wheatsheaf

With Karma To Burn

 

18.06.18  United Kingdom  London The Black Heart

 

19.06.18  United Kingdom  Exeter  The Cavern

 

20.06.18  United Kingdom  Bristol  The Exchange

 

21.06.18  United Kingdom Coventry  The Phoenix

 

22.06.18 United Kingdom  Manchester  Rebellion

 

23.06.18  United Kingdom Newcastle Think Tank

 

24.06.18 United Kingdom Glasgow Cathouse

 

25.06.18  United Kingdom  Leeds  Temple of Boom

 

26.06.18 United Kingdom  Milton Keynes  The Craufurd Arms

 

27.06.18  United Kingdom  Oxford  The Cellar

 

07.07.18  United Kingdom  Bradford  Underground (Dragonfest)

 

28.07.18  United Kingdom Bournemouth The Anvil

(Riff Fest)

 

04.08.18  United Kingdom Abingdon  Rabidfest

 

25.08.18 United Kingdom Bolton Alma Inn

 

29.09.18 United Kingdom Sheffield Academy (hrh doom vs stoner fest)

 

30.11.18 United Kingdom Reading Facebar

 

Order ‘Sentinels’ here:  http://apfrecords.bigcartel.com/

Desert Storm is:

Matt Ryan - Vocals

Chris White - Guitar

Ryan Cole - Guitar

Elliot Cole - Drums

Chris Benoist - Bass

Find Desert Storm online:

www.facebook.com/desertstormuk

www.twitter.com/desertstormuk

www.desertstormband.com

www.desertstorm.bandcamp.com

www.instagram.com/desertstormuk



HIGH REEPER CONFIRMED FOR DESERTFEST BERLIN!

Desert rockers, we are almost ready to go with the final band line-up for DESERTFEST BERLIN 2018 soon, but before we do and still keeping some surprises for you in the pipeline, we are happy to announce that up and coming HIGH REEPER have been added to our upcoming festival edition!

Formed in 2016 and deeply rooted in modern stoner rock, with their sound and smell of leather, weed & booze HIGH REEPER deliver an unapologetic punch into the face for fans of the early 70's proto-metal. The band's self-titled debut album is out now on Heavy Psych Records, please give these guys a very warm welcome live at DESERTFEST BERLIN 2018!

Taking place between May 4th - 6th 2018 at the ARENA BERLIN this time, legendary DESERTFEST BERLIN has set up their most special & exciting edition to date: 

With headliners MONSTER MAGNET, GRAVEYARD and HIGH ON FIRE alongside highclass acts such as EYEHATEGOD, NEBULA (re-union show!), ELDER, RADIO MOSCOW, WEEDEATER, CHURCH OF MISERY, MONOLORD, DEATH ALLEY, JEX THOTH, LUCIFER and many many more, the capitol of Germany will turn into a psychedelic heavy music wonderland & the capitol of the almighty riffs!

Tickets for DESERTFEST BERLIN are available at: 

www.desertfest-tickets.de

For More Info Visit:

www.desertfest.de

www.facebook.com/desertfestberlin 

www.instagram.com/desertfest_berlin


Magical Heart - Another Wonderland

The history of the songs on the forthcoming debut album of the rock band MAGICAL HEART goes way back to the year 2014. With drummer Charly Barth (Wayward), vocalist Christian Urner (Herezy, Old Age Revolution), bass player Robert Frenz and Hammerschmitt-guitarist Gernot Kroiss a rocking and powerful band was founded creating over the years a fan base in the Bavarian region by playing many live shows under the interim name "Quo Vadis".

After having written a few songs and contemplated the production of an album, they decided to give a more suitable name to the project and MAGICAL HEART was born. Following the album's finishing Kilian Kellner joined the band because Charly Barth left due to personal reasons.

"Another Wonderland" was produced by Urner and Kroiss as well as Fabian Wenzl at the OGM Studio ensuring a straightforward rock sound which characterizes every album track supported by experienced musicians and their joy of playing as well as vocalist Christian's nearly floating rock voice which sounds familiar and catchy at the same time giving the songs their very own identity.

With the ten album songs and the acoustic bonus track "Ocean" MAGICAL HEART press every button and prove that dynamic melodic rock can still be timeless and rich in variety.


Two Are One's A Question of Time + 2 Bonus Tracks!

 

Reissue release date will be on April via Minotauro Records.

The German duo TWO ARE ONE released their only CD back in 1995. The project band includes Klaus Henatsch (Vocals and Keyboards) and Martina Maschke (Vocals). 

"The production is powerful and crystal clear and the musicianship is absolutely flawless. Especially the big keys and the blistering guitars rock big time. And of course female singer Martina Machke has a great powerful, smoky voice. There are even some real killer tunes that will leave you breathless. One of the best German Indie AOR gem – If you like bands in the vein of Queen Of Spades – Merry N – Legend – Blonde On Blonde – Perfect Crime." 

Mr. George Craven - Online Hard Rock / A.O.R. Webzine.

The record is available via Minotauro Records on April with two bonus tracks "Changes" and "He Broke My Wings on that Christmas Night."


Science Of Disorder - Private Hell

The Swiss metal band SCIENCE OF DISORDER based in Lausanne was formed in 1989 by Stéphane Grand during the golden age of Trash / Death metal bands. SoD recorded 2 EPs and 2 albums under the name Soulless ("Lost Hopes", "Life Exctinction", "New Era" and "In The Maze of Darkness"). In 2010, the band released its first album "Heart, Blood and Tears" under the name Science of Disorder. Recorded in the US by Orlando Villesanor, the band downtuned guitars and mixed old school death metal with more current metal influences. Mastered in Denmark by Tue Madsen, the drums were recorded by Kevin Talley, drummer of Daath, Chimaira, Dying Fetus, Six Feet Under, Misery Index.

Science of Disorder shared the stage with many great bands like Rotten Sound, Sadus, Necrophagist, Times of Grace, Cephalic Carnage, Dying Fetus, performed as opener for Samael, Dagoba, Textures, Megadeth and played a tour with Swedish metal band Entombed.

Since 2017, SoD's line-up is composed of Jérôme Thomas (vocals), Sylvain "Lord Pelthor" Pelletier (guitar), Stéphane "Steph" Grand (guitar), Baptiste Maier (drums) and Thierry Pinard (bass). Following the promotional clip "Choke" and the 3-tracks demo recorded by Raf Bovey (Kruger) and mixed by Drop (MXD, Samael), Science of Disorder will release their new album in May 2018, which will be followed by several Swiss and European tour dates.

The brand new album "Private Hell" features ten powerful, heavy and dark metal tracks plus a special bonus piano version of the opener "Carrions". The songs impressively demonstrate the band's capability of writing songs that are influenced by a variety of genres combining thrash, doom and dark heavy metal with progressive elements as well as the charismatic vocals and growls by singer Jérôme.


 The Rift added to Final Warped Tour lineup

Los Angeles based rock trio, The Rift, have been confirmed on 2 dates of the final run of Warped Tour. The dates are Cincinnati, Ohio on July 19th at Riverbend Music Center and Noblesville, Indiana on July 24th of 2018 at Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center. Vocalist and guitarist Aris Anagnos states, "It's official! We've been added to the epic final round of Vans Warped Tour! It's been a dream of ours and now it's happening. Thanks to our fans for all the continued support!" Zombie Shark Records recently announced the addition of The Rift from Los Angeles, California to the label roster. Earlier this month the band released a wildly entertaining music video for the track “Rock Narcotic” directed by Moshpit Media. The single was produced by Amit Ofir and Daniel Brecher. The group is making plans to record their next upcoming full-length in the coming months.

The official music video for “Rock Narcotic” can be viewed here: https://youtu.be/ZkYyjiFBwWk

The band is reminiscent of artists such as Muse, Highly Suspect, System of a Down, 311, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Black Keys, and Nothing More.

The Rift has released the following statement, regarding the signing, "This is another step forward in our careers and we can't wait to see what the future holds for us and our fans with Zombie Shark Records. It's incredibly exciting for us to be apart of the Zombie Shark family, we're going to make some big things happen."

The Rift is:

Aris Anagnos - Guitars and Vocals 

John Anagnos - Bass 

Ovais Malik - Drums

The Rift are a hard rock trio based out of Los Angeles with an edgy, driving twist on rock music. Traditionally, a rift is an open space. It’s a place of possibility and promise. Los Angeles hard rock trio THE RIFT lives up to its moniker.

Bassist John Anagnos remarks, “The name is the best way to describe the band, what we do, and the experience we portray live. The songs are meant to be an opening, and there’s a lot you can find within them.”

That openness has solidified the group - brothers Aris and John Anagnos, along with Ovais Malik [drums] - as one of Southern California’s most thrilling new rock upstarts. Since forming in 2009, the musicians have played alongside the likes of Exodus, Yngwie Malmsteen, The Misfits, and many more; as well as receiving nominations at the Hollywood Music Awards and Ventura County Music Awards. 2016’s full-length debut ‘Inventions’ crystallizes their one-two punch of technically intricate instrumentation and hypnotic hard rook hooks; evocative of Thirty Seconds To Mars, Stone Temple Pilots and Foo Fighters.

“We wanted to make songs that hit hard, but you can sing along to at the same time,” adds Aris. “Sometimes, we go bluesy-rock and other times there are tinges of punk/metal. We explore different styles while keeping a solid, real sound.”

Punctuated by longtime friend Ovais’s impenetrable percussion, it’s the familial bond between the brothers that brings another dimension to THE RIFT. “Being family helps with the collaborative process,” adds John. “We tend to think along the same lines. There’s a certain magic to it. If I was playing with anybody else, it wouldn’t necessarily be there. We’ve got something special.”

“We hope people can relate the songs,” concludes Aris. John leaves off, “I want listeners to escape from their reality for a little while. We want them to connect on a deep level, so they have something inspiring to fall into.”

The band will be performing a private VIP label showcase for Zombie Shark Records at Unfriendly Studios in Los Angeles, California on Saturday, March 3rd with label mates Dirty Machine (CA), Riksha (UT) and JUNK (TX).

Links:

www.theriftla.com 

www.facebook.com/theriftmusic 

www.zombiesharkrecords.com

Press: noahsharkrobertson@gmail.com


ORDINUL NEGRU announce upcoming album: Faustian Nights.

Romanian Occult Black Metal band Ordinul Negru reveal the first details on their upcoming full-length album, Faustian Nights, an 8 tracks new effort expected to be released in collaboration with Loud Rage Musicsometime this Summer.

Here's what the band had to say:

 

"First glimpse of the graphic artwork we are conceiving for our new album, we are working as always with Alexandru Das. The title of the album will be “Faustian Nights” and its lyrical concept will be centered around the concept of dark powers, tarot magic and oracles, different historical archetypes such as the character of Faust, Nero, Saint Augustine of Hippo and different rituals such as the Cult of Dionysus, Hecate and Eleusinian Mysteries. We don’t have a release date scheduled yet but it will happen around the beginning of Summer if this goes accord to our plans."

The band’s previous album, Sorcery of Darkness, was released at the end of 2015 via Loud Rage Music and received enthusiastic reactions from both fans and specialized press. Sorcery of Darkness is still available here:

Jewel-case CD:

http://shop.loudragemusic.com/ordinul-negru-sorcery-of-darkness

Digital:

https://loudragemusic.bandcamp.com/album/ordinul-negru-sorcery-of-darkness

Contact:

Ordinul Negru:

www.facebook.com/ordinulnegru

Loud Rage Music:

www.loudragemusic.com

loudragemusic.bandcamp.com


HELLBENT release new music video for "Infinite"

HellBent - “Infinite” [Music Video]

Georgia metal outfit HELLBENT have released a new music video for the track "Infinite" directed by Alexxiss Jackson. The song is taken from their latest album 'The American Demise'. The "Infinite" music video can be viewed here: https://youtu.be/vb8g_hB_6IQ

Guitarist Mike Daniels states, "We are very proud and excited to announce the release of our new music video. We want to give a big thanks to Alexxiss Jackson and her crew for all their hard work on the video. We also want to thank our label Swimming with Sharks Records and our sponsors Sinister Guitar Picks and Dirtbag Clothing for their help and support as well!".

HELLBENT will be performing with Powerman 5000 at The Masquerade in Atlanta, Georgia on April 24th, 2018.

http://www.hellbentband.com 

https://www.facebook.com/hellbentmetal

Video Credits:

Director/DP: Alexxiss Jackson (SFP) 

1st AC: Erica Colquitt 

Gaffer/Additional Camera: Zakk Martin 

Grip & Electric: 

Rizal Buckingham 

Phi Nguyen 

Cameron Shaw 

Robert Stobie

Still Photographer: Robert Stobie 

Colorist: Jenn Lee

Cast: 

Jarrod Beck 

Kenn Taylor 

Zakk Martin 

BJ Winfrey 

Dylan Sirotin 

Levi Sirotin 

Moses the Snake

Special Thanks: 

Jason Sirotin 

Chandler Mays

Entertainment Creative Group Productions


Edgeflame's New Music Video is Online

Ruthless Turkish thrash metal quartet Edgeflame has revealed their latest music video. After the music video of Wrathbringer from their latest album Beyond The Pale Carcass, the band released a new music video for the track Prey In The Asylum on their Vevo Channel.

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WJF0aCzz4KU

The 3rd LP of Edgeflame, Beyond The Pale Carcass which was recorded at the Retro Yapım Studios in Ankara,TR  has released through Russian label Narcoleptica Productions in January 2018.

The album is available on Spotify:                                                            https://open.spotify.com/album/5HRrwciH2ioVC5l51pC1Iy?si=y1nE5QulSRmydWtgko04zw

For the News & Updates:

www.EdgeflameOfficial.com

Social:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/edgeflameofficial 

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/5v92BXHfsOYfWPTDbbLlJy

Itunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/edgeflame/id962450139

Bandcamp: https://edgeflame.bandcamp.com/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/edgeflameofficial

Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/edgeflametr


I romani 5RAND, female-fronted extreme metal band capitanata dalla carismatica growler Julia Elenoir, hanno annunciato un tour europeo a supporto di Dark Tranquility ed Equilibrium.

Dopo il tour europeo nel 2017 con i Vader e Immolation, la band, mentre termina le registrazioni del secondo album, torna on the road accompagnando un peso massimo della scena melodic death metal, sempre promuovendo l’ultimo album “Sacred/Scared”, uscito per My Kingdom Music.

Queste sono le date degli shows programmati: 

18.04.2018  SERBIA - Novi Sad - SKC Fabrika

19.04.2018  ROMANIA - Bucharest - Quantic Club

20.04.2018  BULGARIA - Sofia - Mixtape 5

21.04.2018  GREECE - Thessaloniki - Principal Theater Club

22.04.2018  GREECE - Athens - Pireus Academy 117

The italian 5RAND will join DARK TRANQUILLITY in their ATOMA EUROPEAN TOUR 2018. After the european tour in 2017 with Vader and Immolation, the band returns on the road promoting the last album "Sacred / Scared", released for My Kingdom Music.

These are the dates of the programmed shows:

18.04.2018  SERBIA - Novi Sad - SKC Fabrika

19.04.2018  ROMANIA - Bucharest - Quantic Club

20.04.2018  BULGARIA - Sofia - Mixtape 5

21.04.2018  GREECE - Thessaloniki - Principal Theater Club

22.04.2018  GREECE - Athens - Pireus Academy 117



MASK OF PROSPEROThe Observatory (Press Release)

While the statement of their collaboration with Bob Katsionis' Symmetric Records is just a few weeks old, atmospheric/progressive metallers Mask of Prospero - based in Athens, Greece - are finally able to share all the details concerning their upcoming debut album.

The album is titled "The Observatory" and its official release date is set to be on 16.04.2018.

The album will be available as a 6-page Digipack & booklet (mainly through visiting symmetricrecords.bandcamp.com). Then follows the album's release in the pioneer form of an ICON DISC for iPhone & Android phones/tablets.

The album's cover and artwork were designed by the band's guitarist Nick Letsios.

A few words from the vocalist and main lyricist, Christos Kontoulis, concerning the lyrical content and the band's creative approach:

"We tried to create an emotionally heavy album that reflects on how modern civilization is plagued by social prejudice, passiveness and indolence that weight every individual, numbing him from any thoughts or emotions. We experimented with ambient sounds and intense "wide" melodies, including a variety of musical influences, from post-rock to heavy djent rhythmic parts and complex grooves. Our main goal was to create an emotionally charged atmosphere and with the invaluable assistance of our producer Bob Katsionis we delivered an album for which we are extremely proud of, not only for the technical aspects but also for the artistic ones.

We believe that we achieved to present a first taste of our characteristic sound that will continue to evolve."

"The Observatory" TRACKLISTING

 1. Dust in the Sky

2. Drown in Grey

3. Frozen in Time

4. The Portrait

5. The Journey

6. The Way Back Home

7. The Observatory

8. Ignorance

9. This Road Leads to Desolation

 

"The Observatory" is the third in a row release for Symmetric Records,

following TERRA INCΩGNITA's "Fragments Of A Ruined Mind" second album and the fifth solo album of  Bob Katsionis himself, titled "Prognosis & Synopsis".

https://www.facebook.com/masko fprosperoofficial

https://maskofprospero.bandcam p.com/

https://soundcloud.com/mask-of -prospero

https://www.youtube.com/channe l/UCmOvqVL17weQeW0OCbjqNvQ

DROWN IN GREY – OFFICIAL LYRIC VIDEO:

https://www.youtube.com/watch? v=q_4RVCf7p6s

https://www.facebook.com/symme tricrecords/

https://www.facebook.com/appth eirons/


DOWNFALL OF GAIA ANNOUNCE NEW EUROPEAN DATES 

FOR THEIR 'ATROPHY TOUR' IN APRIL 2018!

With Very Special Guests HIGH FIGHTER And HEXER!

Post-Black & Sludge Doom Metal outfit DOWNFALL OF GAIA, who just returned home from tour with HAMFERD, have announced more tour dates for their 'Atrophy Tour', kicking off in April 2018! Again the band has teamed up with friends and special guests HIGH FIGHTER, which they already toured with back in March 2017 alongside doomsters CONAN. Support will be coming from atmospheric Doom & Black Metal stonerheads HEXER!

With their dark wall of sounds, DOWNFALL OF GAIA are moving forward relentlessly, enveloping the listener, absorbing one's spirit to take one into the realm of the band's potent sound. Founded in 2008, and although the group's roots lie within the DIY / Crust scene, they have become more closely associated with a sound that rather corresponds to the impact of an avalanche made from black earth, rock, and dirty sludge, while their lyrics poetically describe the dark side of living. 

The band never intended to stagnate, and naturally their sound underwent significant changes: Nowadays DOWNFALL OF GAIA drif ted away from fast crust punk, which influenced their early work, towards longer and more intense material that became the more massive with black metal, doom and sludge elements. DOWNFALLOF GAIA hit the studio in June 2016 and released their recent and critically acclaimed record 'Atrophy' via Metal Blade Records in November 2016, followed by numerous shows and tours all over Europe to support the album live. Teaming up with very special guests HIGH FIGHTER and HEXER will round of DOWNFALL OF GAIA's 'Atrophy Tour' perfectly:

„Today we are glad to announce the second leg of our European Tour for April and we are very happy to announce that for this time we will have our very good friends in High Fighter and Hexer as special guests with us!“ DOWNFALL OF GAIA comments . „The straight forward sound from High Fighter and the atmospheric walls of sound from Hexer will make this one a diverse and interesting package. We’re really glad to have them on board and hope to see you in April! Looking forward to this one!“

With HIGH FIGHTER on the bill, DOWNFALL OF GAIA will not just meet old and close friends, but also a band that already left its stamp in the current Stoner, Doom & Sludge Metal scene. Formed in 2014 as a total new project by former band members of A Million Miles, Buffalo Hump and Pyogenesis, this band is a volatile cocktail of heavy as hell riffs fuelled by beer and the mighty weedian riffs. Add a heavy dose of the blues and these deadly schizophrenic vocals and HIGH FIGHTER offer something new to the Sludge, Stoner, Doom & Metal Scene.

After their ciritically acclaimed debut EP 'The Goat Ritual' released end of 2014, followed by numerous shows all over Europe and the UK, including festivals such as Wacken Open Air, Desertfest Berlin & Antwerp, Stoned from the Underground, Summer Breeze & many more, as well as having shared the stages with bands like Ahab, Mammoth Storm, Crowbar, Corrosion of Conformity, Conan, Downfall of Gaia, Greenleaf, The Midnight Ghost Train, Brant Bjork or Earth Ship, HIGH FIGHTER released their first full length album 'Scars & Crosses' in the summer of 2016 with Finland's cult label Svart Records.

HEXER is a four-piece outfit from Germany, combining doom, black and stoner with oriental tunes, repetetive riffs, drone and atmospheric soundscapes. Weird tuned strings and heavy low end, create a meditative yet ominous atmosphere. After recording a live EP in late 2015, HEXER played shows all over Germany and released their full length debut 'Cosmic Doom Ritual' in April 2017 on Berlin-based label Vendetta Records. Their live performances are loud and dark rituals, covering the audience in sub-bass,incense and black light,  the artists fully painted in shamanic body paint.

Make sure to catch DOWNFALL OF GAIA on their European 'Atrophy' tour-leg with very special guests HIGH FIGHTER & HEXER this April, presented by Fuze, Metal.de, Stormbringer.at, Rock Hard Italy, Spark Rock Magazine & Metal Italia:

04.04.18 DE – Köln / MTC *Downfall of Gaia ONLY

05.04.18 DE – Würzburg / Immerhin *Downfall of Gaia ONLY

06.04.18 CH – Winterthur / Gaswerk *Downfall of Gaia ONLY

07.04.18 CH – Luzern / Treibhaus

09.04.18 IT – Milano / Circolo Svolta

10.04.18 AT – Graz / Explosiv

11.04.18 AT – Salzburg / Rockhouse

12.04.18 CZ – Prague / 007 Strahov

13.04.18 CZ – Brno / Kabinet Múz

14.04.18 DE – Leipzig / UT Connewitz

More upcoming HIGH FIGHTER Live Dates:

24.03.18 DE – Braunschweig / Nexus, w/ Asator + Beltez

06.04.18 DE – Darmstadt / Bessunger Knabenschule, w/ Hexer

For More Info Visit:

www.downfallofgaia.com 

www.facebook.com/DownfallofGai a 

www.highfighter.de 

www.facebook.com/highfighter

www.hexerdoom.bandcamp.com

www.facebook.com/hexerdoom


Steelmade - The Stories We Tell Tour

CoverDie-hard fans from the very beginning as well as newbies should prepare themselves for spring 2018. In time for the release of the second studio album, the band plans to go on an extended club tour to play the new album to old and new fans live on stage.

2018-03-17 - DE - München - Privatparty

2018-04-08 - DE - Konstanz - Rockbar

2018-07-10 - CH - Köniz - Gurtenbar

2018-08-03 - HR - Zagreb - Tvornica Kulture

2018-08-04 - HR - Zagreb - Klub Mozart

2018-09-29 - CH - Zug - 30h Festival

2018-10-20 - CH - Binningen - Club Klangvoll

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Steelmade - The Stories We Tell

Label: Fastball Music

Genre: Rock

Format: CD album

Release: 2018-03-30

CoverBeing founded in 2016, the at that time four rockers released their debut album "Love Or A Lie" the same year. The album was shaped up by well-known songwriter / producer Steve van Velvet and caused quite a stir far beyond the band's homeland. Just two years later, vocalist Paul Baron, drummer Joe Williams and guitarist Jadro B. are about to up their game with their second album.

Recorded again at the Hessian Kohlekeller-Studios, the second album "The Stories We Tell" shall pave the band's way for a more successful future. And the signs are extremely favourable.

Down-to-earth rock with an alternative touch along with lyrical fine tuning facing real life with intelligence and profoundness. Steelmade enthuse every rock music fan with a perfectly matched rhythm section, crisp guitar riffs and a frontline voice.

The band knows how to skilfully come up with a few stylistic surprises, thus giving each song its own individual memorability. Thereby, they expertly dodge classic genre comparisons, their final album track "We Are Bizarre" presenting the proverbial perfect conclusion of "The Stories We Tell".

Die-hard fans from the very beginning as well as newbies should prepare themselves for spring 2018. In time for the release of the second studio album, the band plans to go on an extended club tour to play the new album to old and new fans live on stage.

Razzmattazz - Diggin' For Gold Tour

CoverWith their third album "Diggin' For Gold", the band again took first place as the Best Hard Rock Album as they already did two times before. Hat-trick. An absolutely unique occurrence in the 34 years of history of the Deutscher Rock- und Pop-Preis (German Rock and Pop Award).

RAZZMATTAZZ is a live band to the core. Live shows are quite simply their elixir vitae. All the energy carries over to the audience with the first tunes which sometimes leads to three-hour-gigs. Be prepared for concerts with ass-kicking guarantee.

2018-03-17 - DE - Hamburg - Marias Ballroom

2018-04-06 - DE - Balingen - Sonnenkeller

2018-04-07 - DE - Bad Friedrichshall - Lemmy's

2018-04-27 - DE - Esslingen - 4 Peh

2018-05-12 - DE - Schelklingen-Schmiechen - Festzelt, Festplatz

2018-07-28 - DE - Künzelsau - Harley-Run

2018-10-06 - DE - Backnang - Der Club

2018-12-01 - DE - Metzingen - Glems | Hirsch

Vanish - The Insanity Abstract Tour

CoverIn the last few years the band has played countless clubs and festivals and has supported many heavy hitters like Queensryche, Michael Schenker, Brainstorm, Battle Beast, Mystic Prophecy, Vanderbuyst, Axxis, Bonfire, Freedom Call and Kissin' Dynamite. With the new collaboration with booking agents LUCKY BOB Music Management VANISH will reach a new level in live activity.

VANISH kicks major ass live on stage and grabs YOU by the balls.

2018-03-17 - DE - Obermarchtal - Kreuz ✝ 

2018-07-07 - DE - Tubingen - Metalnight Epplehaus 

2018-08-25 - DE - Busdorf - Baltic Open Air 2018

2018-09-08 - DE - Geislingen - UD Zollernalb 

2018-10-20 - DE - Balingen - Sonnenkeller 

2018-12-01 - DE - Lorsch - Kulturhaus 

2018-12-08 - DE - Leonberg - Metal 7 in Concert

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Red Raven - Chapter Two: DigitHell Tour

CoverExperience Red Raven with frontman Frank Beck (ex GAMMA RAY) as a guarantor at the mic at one of their upcoming shows in Siegburg, Balingen, Zweibrücken, Saarbrücken or Bad Kreuznach and enjoy the band's irrepressible and powerful joy of playing.

2018-04-27 - DE - Siegburg - Kubana Live Club

2018-04-28 - DE - Siegburg - Kubana Live Club

2018-05-18 - DE - Balingen - Sonnenkeller Live Club

2018-05-25 - DE - Zweibrücken - ACH Eventhalle

2018-06-15 - DE - Saarbrücken - Altstadtfest

2018-06-16 - DE - Bad Kreuznach - Dudelsack

Fateful Finality - Mankind Tour

CoverAfter a few recent concerts the trash metal band FATEFUL FINALITY certainly could not only whip the die-hard genre fans into a frenzy.

As ruthlessly as the twelve tracks from the latest album "Mankind" boom out of the loudspeakers, the band hurls their complex and dynamic sound at the live audience and displays an extremely enthusiastic joy of playing.

2018-04-07 - DE - Sindelfingen - Massive Aggressive 2#

2018-04-14 - DE - Bad Teinach-Zavelstein - Moschders Of Rock

2018-04-28 - DE - Filderstadt - Break Down The Mill

2018-04-30 - DE - Aichach - Metal Beim Brandner

2018-06-02 - DE - Rottenburg Am Neckar - With Full Force Warm Up 

2018-06-09 - DE - Nazza - Battle over Nazza

2018-06-30 - DE - Bad Wildbad Im Schwarzwald - Polterplatz

2018-07-07 - DE - Nordheim - Sunstorm Festival

2018-07-20 - DE - Urbach - Field Invasion Festival

2018-07-27 - DE - Leonberg - RockXplosion

2018-07-28 - DE - Osterholz - Scharmbeck - Burning Q

2018-08-25 - DE - Wismar - Fellfresse

2018-08-31 - DE - Neubrandenburg - Arscholio

2018-09-29 - DE - Leonberg - Thrash Reunion 3#

2018-10-12 - DE - Balingen - Deadbangers Night

2018-10-31 - DE - Nagold - Hellbash

2018-11-16 - DE - Hamburg - Menschenzoo

2018-11-17 - DE - Göttingen - Full Metal Mensa

2018-12-08 - DE - Bergisch Gladbach - Bergisch Metal Winter Edition

Human Zoo - Kickin' Ass Tour

CoverThe band with the charismatic frontman Thomas Seeburger has just returned from three successfull shows in Spain to continue their tour and perform at the 'Biosphäre Rock Fest' in Escholzmatt (Switzerland) on April 28. Of course, they will also play songs from their latest album "My Own God".

2018-04-28 - CH - Escholzmatt - Biosphäre Rock Fest

2018-07-21 - CH - Sumiswald - Bikerparty

2018-08-03 - CH - Brienz - Brinzersee Rock

2018-12-01 - DE - Ludwigsburg - Heat Festival


Anguere HC - Announces New Album

After his first international tour the band Anguere, returned without rest and is finalizing his new work in studio, has not yet defined the name of the album that will have ten tracks, all artistic process is still being finalized, since the last recordings, technical part from studio to album art.

Soon the band will release the cover of the CD that is responsible for the designer Wildner Lima and the title that the band has not yet defined, the CD being produced in FeedBack Studio, in partnership with Thiago Zepon in São Carlos / SP, will have national and international release, in addition to the countries that the band went on their tour, Europe and Nepal where the band was also launched in 2017. The CD will have a notorious aggressiveness due to the express compositions of a true Thrash Core Brazuca, in which it shows well the particularity of the band in their creations, with an arsenal of weight the band soon will present the new work.

More information:

SITE: www.anguerehc.wix.com/band

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/anguere?ref=br_rs

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCEMsKxdt0gzw--J4zlJ04eg

Twitter: https://twitter.com/anguere

Bandcamp: https://anguerehardcore.bandcamp.com/


On April 13, EMERALS SUN are going to release their fourth album "Under The Curse Of Silence" on Fastball-Music / SOULFOOD

Following two festival shows on March 17 (Metal Diver Festival / DE-Marsberg) and April 14 (Metal Franconia Festival / DE-Dettelbach), the band will go on tour from May 25 on together with MYSTIC PROPHECY and VICTORIUS playing in Germany, Switzerland and Austria.

We would very much appreciate the publication of these news and the tour dates on your media / websites. 

You can find further information below in the album information as well as on our promotion server:

http://emeraldsun.promo.rock-promotion.com/. Using your press account, you can download information, press photos and songs for reviews and radio airplay. Please get in contact with us to get a press login for download: info@fastball-music.com

Important for radio airplay: On the band's promotion website we put "radio" or "[R]" on the songs which are presently cleared for airplay. Please do not use any of the other songs for your radio airplay before they are officially released, either as single, video clip or album. On demand, we can allow individual tracks for radio airplay before release.

Emerald Sun - 'Under The Curse Of Silence' Tour CoverAttend one of EMERALD SUN’s powerful live shows. For example, the Metal Diver Festival on March 17 in DE-Marsberg where the band will get the metal fans fired up together with RAGE and FIREWIND.

2018-03-17 - DE - Marsberg | Metal Diver Festival

2018-04-14 - DE - Dettelbach | Metal Franconia Festival

2018-05-25 - CH - Hallwiler See | Metal Boat

2018-05-26 - DE - Bad Friedrichshall Lemmy's Rock Bar

2018-05-27 - DE - Leipzig | Hellraiser

2018-05-29 - DE - Bochum | Rockpalas

2018-05-30 - DE - Siegburg | Kubana

2018-05-31 - DE - Rüsselsheim | Das Rind

2018-06-01 - AT - Salzburg | Rockhouse

2018-06-02 - AT - Spittal | Stadtsaal

Mystic Prophecy Victorius

Emerald Sun - Under The Curse Of Silence

Label: Fastball Music

Genre: Power Metal

Format: CD / Album

Release: 2018-04-13

Following their last album "Metal Dome" from 2015, the Greek band Emerald Sun, founded in 1998, now present a fireworks of power metal in form of their forth album, looking for their equals. On "Under The Curse Of Silence" the band goes at it full steam ahead. Properly produced by current RAGE guitarist and studio expert Marcos Rodriguez, the eleven album tracks blast from the loudspeakers like there is no tomorrow. Singer Stelios "Theo" Tsakiridis knows how to command the full range of a classic metal vocalist demonstrating his skills not only in up-tempo hits like "Kill Or Be Killed" or "Weakness And Shame", but also with slower tunes like the wonderful rock ballad "Journey Of Life" or the bonus track "La Fuerza Del Ser" sung in Spanish. A special highlight is the crashy "Blast" featuring RAGE frontman Peavy Wagner for which a video clip will be released when the album comes out. Emerald Sun will play several live shows this year giving proof of their driving metal expertise and stage experience. Among others, they are going to fire up their fans at the Metal Diver Festival in March together with RAGE and Firewind. Emerald Sun get the idea of epic power metal in all its facets and demonstrate again on "Under The Curse Of Silence" their significance in the international and especially Greek metal scene.


SPECTRAL’s Neural Correlates of Hate album out now

Romanian Progressive Technical Death Metal sensation Spectral finally released their long-waited full-length album Neural Correlates of Hate in collaboration with Loud Rage Music. The album is now available for orders here:

– Jewel-case CD:

http://shop.loudragemusic.com/spectral-neural-correlates-of-hate

– Digital:

http://www.spectralmetal.ro/#/merch

As a new taste of this masterpiece, Spectral offer a new track Artificial Storage available for streaming here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SsF2mlXbzfw

Fans of the genre will definitely enjoy Neural Correlates of Hate even if only by considering the intense, precise and deeply complex drumming from Romain Goulon, known from his work with bands like Necrophagist, Disavowed, Benighted or Aggressor, or the stellar guest appearances of Christian Muenzner (Necrophagist, Obscura, Alkaloid) and Calin Paraschiv (Pestilence, Necrovile), and all this on top of the years and years of compositions’ crafting and perfecting by the band’s founding member, Ciprian Martin, and the venom-spitting vocal performance of Andrei Calmuc, also known from CodeRed, or his previous work in Indian Fall. The album was mixed and mastered by Clawfingerfounding member, now producer, Jocke Skog at his Sunmountain Facilities!

The album’s impressive cover artwork is signed by Romanian well-known artist Costin Chioreanu (Twilight13media studio).

Recording Lineup:

Ciprian Martin (Guitars & Bass; ex-Taine)

Andrei Calmuc (Vocals; CodeRed, ex-Indian Fall)

Romain Goulon (Drums; Benighted, ex-Necrophagist, Disavowed)

Christian Muenzner (Guest Solos; Alkaloid, Spawn of Possession, ex-Necrophagist, Defeated Sanity)

Calin Paraschiv (Guest Solos; Pestilence, Necrovile, Clitgore)

Tracklist:

Artificial Storage (03:51)

Ashes to Dust (08:46)

Nihilist (03:55)

Empathy (04:22)

Neural Correlates of Hate (02:56)

Hallucinatory Authorization (08:14)

Hatred (01:58)

Divided We Fall (04:14)

Into the Further (05:23)


Gusano del Culo release 'ASSWORM' album - For fans of Sepultura, Slipknot, Korn, Soulfly

Groove metal outfit Gusano del Culo from Ukraine have signed a worldwide distribution deal with Swimming With Sharks Entertainment. Their debut release entitled ‘ASSWORM’ was produced by Konstantin Ratnikov (Anvil Records). The group is heavily influenced by artists such as Sepultura, Slipknot, Coal Chamber, Korn, Soulfly, and Slayer. The aggressive music of GDC explores themes of pain, depression, loneliness, hate and suicide.

Frontman Dima Klubov states, “We’d like to thank Noah “Shark” Robertson and Swimming With Sharks Entertainment. Also, Konstantin Ratnikov, Alexander Cherminyov, Nick Kushnir, Sergey Bilenko, Sergey Kochmar, and Andrew Dodor. And thanks to everybody who supported us and continues to support us. Thank you!”.

Gusano del Culo (GDC) is an Experimental/Nu/Groove metal band from Cherkassy, Ukraine. The band was formed in 2014 by Alexander “MEAT” Cherminyov, Oleg Tcygankov, Ilya “PLUSHIK” Bryklya, Alex “HELLBOY” Kydriavtsev and Dima “DEE KAY” Klubov. In October of 2017, GDC performed their debut show, METAL NIGHT in Cherkassy, Ukraine; sharing the stage with Midgard, DEATHINCARNATION and Demonologist.

Album preview: https://youtu.be/ufAMIciPxVg

ASSWORM’ Tracklist:

1. Intro

2. Stay Under Me

3. Asylum

4. Meltdown

5. Locked

6. Time to Hate Me

7. Downside

8. I Am Breathing

9. Stranger

Gusano del Culo is:

Dee Kay - Vocals 

Plushik - Guitar/Bass 

Hellboy - Drums

Links:

www.swsrecords.com 

Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/gusanodelculo 

Vk: https://vk.com/gusanodelculo 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/gusanodelculo/ 

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMu8duZAPWRTm7EyN2BEVAg

Spotify - https://open.spotify.com/album/4U10kaCUCOBm3X4oQJbrO3?si=v6fcd_mpR26AJKB_Ea646w 

iTunes - https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/assworm/1354952293 

Amazon - http://a.co/5mZBZKf


Gasoline Guns (metal'n'roll; Ukraine) proudly presents a new single "Nightriders"! 

You can listen to it at our official Bandcamp page:                                https://gasolineguns.bandcamp.com/album/nightriders

Add more fuel to the fire! 

https://www.facebook.com/gasguns/

http://www.metal-archives.com/bands/Gasoline_Guns/


Cluj-Napoca, Romania based band Illusion of Control are marking their reunion after a 7 years hiatus with the newly released EP Grim New World. The new release is made of 3 tracks plus a special bonus, the first Illusion of Control composition ever, and is presented and promoted in collaboration with Loud Rage Music here:

https://loudragemusic.bandcamp.com/album/illusion-of-control-grim-new-world

Illusion of Control‘s sound can be described as a combination of Progressive Metal and Melodic Death Metal appealing to a vast category of listeners.

Contact:

Illusion of Control

https://www.facebook.com/iocband/

Loud Rage Music

www.loudragemusic.com

loudragemusic.bandcamp.com

One of the most important names in Romanian Post-Metal, Kultika, announce a very special up and coming video series; here’s what the band had to say about it:

“Lately we have been working with Alexandru Das on a small video collection, based on our Reflektor Venue gig, which took place at the end of last year. The concept represents an expansion on the visual themes created by Alexandru for our last release, the Pursuance EP.

Over the next few weeks we will be unveiling this (hopefully) surprising outcome. A new side of Kultika, in which we try to showcase the live energy of our project in an eclectic realm that is, at the same time familiar and motivating for us. The launch of the first video will be on the 12th of March.”

 

The band’s Pursuance EP was released last Summer via Loud Rage Music, prefacing the upcoming release of their new album. Here's the official video for the track Do You Want to See the Splendor?: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9V9jnZv6Fsk

 


Zombie Shark Records announces The Rift- Releases

"Rock Narcotic" Music Video

Zombie Shark Records is pleased to announce the addition of The Rift from Los Angeles, California to the label roster. The band has released a wildly entertaining music video for the track “Rock Narcotic” directed by Moshpit Media. The single was produced by Amit Ofir and Daniel Brecher. The group is making plans to record their next upcoming full-length in the coming months.

The official music video for “Rock Narcotic” can be viewed here: https://youtu.be/ZkYyjiFBwWk

The band is reminiscent of artists such as Muse, Highly Suspect, System of a Down, 311, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Black Keys, and Nothing More.

The Rift has released the following statement, regarding the signing, "This is another step forward in our careers and we can't wait to see what the future holds for us and our fans with Zombie Shark Records. It's incredibly exciting for us to be apart of the Zombie Shark family, we're going to make some big things happen."

The Rift is:

Aris Anagnos - Guitars and Vocals 

John Anagnos - Bass 

Ovais Malik - Drums

The Rift are a hard rock trio based out of Los Angeles with an edgy, driving twist on rock music. Traditionally, a rift is an open space. It’s a place of possibility and promise. Los Angeles hard rock trio THE RIFT lives up to its moniker.

Bassist John Anagnos remarks, “The name is the best way to describe the band, what we do, and the experience we portray live. The songs are meant to be an opening, and there’s a lot you can find within them.”

That openness has solidified the group - brothers Aris and John Anagnos, along with Ovais Malik [drums] - as one of Southern California’s most thrilling new rock upstarts. Since forming in 2009, the musicians have played alongside the likes of Exodus, Yngwie Malmsteen, The Misfits, and many more; as well as receiving nominations at the Hollywood Music Awards and Ventura County Music Awards. 2016’s full-length debut ‘Inventions’ crystallizes their one-two punch of technically intricate instrumentation and hypnotic hard rook hooks; evocative of Thirty Seconds To Mars, Stone Temple Pilots and Foo Fighters.

“We wanted to make songs that hit hard, but you can sing along to at the same time,” adds Aris. “Sometimes, we go bluesy-rock and other times there are tinges of punk/metal. We explore different styles while keeping a solid, real sound.”

Punctuated by longtime friend Ovais’s impenetrable percussion, it’s the familial bond between the brothers that brings another dimension to THE RIFT. “Being family helps with the collaborative process,” adds John. “We tend to think along the same lines. There’s a certain magic to it. If I was playing with anybody else, it wouldn’t necessarily be there. We’ve got something special.”

“We hope people can relate the songs,” concludes Aris. John leaves off, “I want listeners to escape from their reality for a little while. We want them to connect on a deep level, so they have something inspiring to fall into.”

The band will be performing a private VIP label showcase for Zombie Shark Records at Unfriendly Studios in Los Angeles, California on Saturday, March 3rd with label mates Dirty Machine (CA), Riksha (UT) and JUNK (TX).

Links:

www.theriftla.com 

www.facebook.com/theriftmusic 

www.zombiesharkrecords.com

Press: noahsharkrobertson@gmail.com


Dusktone è orgogliosa di annunciare due nuove importanti release in uscita ad Aprile 2018.

NATAS "På veg...til helvette" - DIGIPACK CD (w/8 page booklet).

(Norwegian Black Metal, Norway)

Info : http://goo.gl/wCeHrJ

Video Trailer : http://goo.gl/5JDr8n

Info sheet PDF : https://goo.gl/JBrte7

RUST "Urstoff" - A5 DIGIPACK CD (w/ booklet).

(Apocalyptic Death/Black Metal, Italy)-

Info : http://goo.gl/NY48sN

Video Trailer: http://goo.gl/VoboU6 

Info sheet PDF : http://goo.gl/BV7UwL


Il debut album dei Black Metallers Norvegesi NATAS intitolato "På veg...til helvette" è disponibile in pre-order via Dusktone, è verrà pubblicato ufficialmente ad Aprile 2018.

"På veg...til helvette" CD Jewel Case edition.

Pre-Order su Dusktone qui:            http://goo.gl/wCeHrJ

Pre-Order su Bandcamp:                  http://goo.gl/bmszjZ

Guarda il video Trailer dell'Album : http://goo.gl/5JDr8n

Guarda il Track Stream Video di "Daudens Kall": http://goo.gl/Zxbq2t

Iscriviti al canale Youtube Dusktone: https://goo.gl/YSmChM

Proveniente dalle più oscure coste occidentali della Norvegia, i NATAS sono pronti a condurre l'umanità lontano dalle radicate e obsolete norme sociali, culturali e religiose del mondo odierno, e ad aprire gli occhi degli ascoltatori verso una nuova e libera dimensione.

Il loro black metal dal sound occulto ed oscuro ricorda band come Borknagar, i primi Keep Of Kalessin o Taake, ed è fortemente influenzato dalla distruzione del nostro mondo e della natura che ci circonda.

Non c'è fine alla malvagità dell'uomo, il mondo deve cambiare, i Natas illumineranno il misero cammino che noi tutti percorriamo guarendolo, col fuoco...

Registrato all'Atyrs sound cave di Sunnfjord ed all'Holmedal Kulturhus studio. Mixato e masterizzato da Christer Krogh ai Velvet Recording Studio.

Artwork prodotto da Gregory Idehen.

Out ad Aprile 2018!


The newly established “Symmetric Records”, a record label run by busy musician and producer Bob Katsionis has just announced the beginning of its collaboration with Athens-based Modern Atmospheric Progressive Metallers MASK OF PROSPERO!

Their debut album will be released on March 11 alongside a live performance of the band in Athens and it will be available as a Digipak and also in the form of an Icon-Disc, a pioneering format which brings the experience of listening to an album in every iOS/Android based device!

“We are really happy for our collaboration with Symmetric Records, not only because we know and trust Bob (to whom we also trusted the production of our album), but also because we want to be one of the first bands to release their music as an Icon-Disc! In addition to that, there is a notable transparency in financial agreements between us and Bob and we also know that he will do the best possible for us, without false promises. We are looking forward to the release date!”, says the band.

Bob states that “Mask of Prospero is a band that I really wanted to include in my label’s roster. They are thirsty to create and passionate to work. They are also nice guys and I really prefer working with and helping such musicians to collaborating with a band that may sell more, but I can’t get along with. Their debut album is something that hasn’t been heard before in our country and I will do whatever I can to make this album as successful as possible”.

This is the first video from album created by Philip Lycostratis who is responsible also for video clip of Bob Katsioni’s "Dark Matter":

DROWN IN GREY –OFFICIAL LYRIC VIDEO

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q_4RVCf7p6s

https://www.facebook.com/maskofprosperoofficial

https://maskofprospero.bandcamp.com/

https://soundcloud.com/mask-of-prospero

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmOvqVL17weQeW0OCbjqNvQ?view_as=subscriber

https://www.facebook.com/symmetricrecords/

https://www.facebook.com/apptheirons/


I brasiliani Out In Style rivelano la data di uscita di "Broken Dreams"!

Too Loud Records é orgogliosa di annunciare che il debut album "Broken Dreams" degli Out In Style uscirà il 16 Marzo via Too Loud Records / Wormholedeath / The Orchard / Aural Music Group e il 28 Marzo in Giappone via Disk Union Distribution.

"Broken Dreams" pre order: 02/03/2018

Out in Style is a Skate Punk band with members from Curitiba (Brazil) and Québec City (Canada). The band started in 2016, when bassist/singer João Xavier decided to record some of his own songs in the USA, at Nick Diener's (The Swellers) studio, in Saginaw - MI. He called a drummer, Ricardo Niemicz, who had been living in Canada for a while, and asked him to go on a trip. They recorded a 6 track EP, called "Coffee, Beer and a Movie" at Oneder Studios, mixed and egineered by Nick Diener from The Swellers. After that, they drove to Chicago - IL and released a single called "At The Sanatorium", recorded, mixed and mastered by Dan Precision from 88 Fingers Louie at The Bombshelter Studios. Later, the band was invited to open the south american tour for Satanic Surfers and Antillectual. In 2017, the band signed with Too Loud Records and recorded their first full length album at Titans Lab Recording Studio with the production, mix and master of Riccardo Daga.


Friday, March 16th, 2018 – Zombie Shark Records and NuMetal.net will release New Nu Metal, Vol. 1

The compilation album features some of the top, up-and-coming Nu Metal acts from around the globe and will be distributed worldwide. The album was curated by Zombie Shark Records founder, Noah “Shark” Robertson, drummer for bands such as Motograter and The Browning. Robertson also contributed the forward to the recently published book, ‘Nu Metal: Resurgence’ written by Matt Karpe.

New Nu Metal, Vol. 1 is streaming exclusively at NuMetal.net here: http://numetal.net/2018/02/new-nu-metal-vol-1/

Robertson states, “It’s an exciting time for nu metal enthusiasts. There has been a massive resurgence of nu metal bands and an explosion of nu metal-revival acts as of late. Zombie Sharks Records aims to be at the forefront of the movement and we are doing just that! This compilation features some of the very best nu metal of today. It’s a solid release, that nu metal fans young and old will definitely appreciate. Nu metal is back, baby!”

New Nu Metal, Vol. 1 Track List:

Keychain - “Prime Time” (Canada) 

Frontstreet - “Bad Habit” (Netherlands) 

Come to Dolly - “Prevent the Cure” (New Zealand) 

NoSelf - “Outatime” (Florida) 

Dirty Machine - “Discord” (California) 

Amerakin Overdose - “Cyber Superstar” (Oregon) 

Lethal Injektion - “Blinding Light” (Arizona) 

HotBox -“Rap Guillotine” (Israel) 

Natas Lived - “Good Dope” (Utah) 

Add1ction - “Crashing Down” (Texas) 

10/31 - “The Wrath” (Michigan)

Purchase New Nu Metal, Vol. 1 at www.zombieshark.net or anywhere digital music is sold.

Press: noahsharkrobertson@gmail.com

www.zombiesharkrecords.com 

www.numetal.net

Kind regards, 

Zombie Shark Records


KINGDOM Announce Their New Album.

Death cult worshippers Kingdom have completed the work on their fourth full release titled 'Putrescent Remains of the Dead Ground' which will be released on March 12, 2018 on Godz Ov War Productions. Exclusive premiere of the album will take place during the coming edition of the Into The Abyss Festival where Kingdom will play alongside such acts as Vallenfyre, Profanatica, Hierophant, or Auroch. The new album will be available on CD, 12"LP and in digital format.

You can check the very first harbinger of doom, the battle hymn titled 'Walls of Askalon', at: https://soundcloud.com/godzovwar/kingdom-walls-of-askalon

Over the years, Kingdom have fought countless battles, but with 'Putrescent Remains of the Dead Ground' not only do they follow the warpath taken on 'Sepulchral Psalms from the Abyss of Torment', but they do expand on their uncompromising and furious, claustrophobic and ghastly psalms and hymns of blasting blackened death metal. Beware the sonic warfare, nihility and scorn of all but godz of war, hatred and death. Welcome to a kingdom of dead ground, stench of decomposition and cadaveric poison. Further pages of the band's war chronicles contain seven new new psalms and a cover of the mighty Immortal - a thirty-minute onslaught that will definitely profanate your carcass and deprive you of the remnants of your self-dignity.

Kingdom are:

LWN - vocal, guitars

STH - bass

SLW - drums

More about Kingdom: Facebook


SPECTRAL release new single, Hallucinatory Authorization

Romanian Progressive Technical Death Metal powerhouse Spectral unleash the second single anticipating their upcoming studio album Neural Correlates of Hate scheduled to be released March 12th in collaboration with Loud Rage Music.

Ciprian: “It’s time to reveal the second single taken from our upcoming release: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lFgaskWdNQg.

Mostly instrumental, Hallucinatory Authorization will take you on a cold dark journey in the realm of the Alien franchise.

Hallucinatory Authorization is definitely NOT the catchiest song from Neural Correlates of Hate but it’s for sure one of my favorites. From Behemoth to brutal death metal, from Gorguts to Death, Hallucinatory Authorization is the sickest song from the album.

Support us by pre-ordering our album here:                                                    http://www.spectralmetal.ro/#/merch or by simply SHARING our song. \m/ \m/ \m/ ”

Recording Lineup:

Ciprian Martin (Guitars & Bass; ex-Taine)

Andrei Calmuc (Vocals; CodeRed, ex-Indian Fall)

Romain Goulon (Drums; Benighted, ex-Necrophagist, Disavowed)

Christian Muenzner(Guest Solos; Alkaloid, Spawn of Possession, ex-Necrophagist, Defeated Sanity)

Calin Paraschiv (Guest Solos; Pestilence, Necrovile, Clitgore)

Tracklist:

Artificial Storage (03:51)

Ashes to Dust (08:46)

Nihilist (03:55)

Empathy (04:22)

Neural Correlates of Hate (02:56)

Hallucinatory Authorization (08:14)

Hatred (01:58)

Divided We Fall (04:14)

Into the Further (05:23)


FREE Zombie Shark Records Sampler

Our FREE music sampler is BIGGER and BADDER than ever! 20 tracks featuring all your favorite Zombie Shark Records artists! The compilation now features tracks from Lethal Injektion and 10/31 and includes a sneak peak of 2 upcoming artists that have yet to be announced! Get yours HERE:


10/31 - The Wrath ft. Tommy Church of Mushroomhead

Zombie Shark Records welcomes alternative rap metallers 10/31 to the family. The band has released the official music video for the song “The Wrath” featuring Tommy Church of MUSHROOMHEAD fame, who also recorded and produced the track in Cleveland, Ohio.

The band is currently recording their third full-length, produced by Tommy Church and will feature guest vocals from artist Gorilla Voltage and more.

The official music video for “The Wrath” can be viewed here: https://youtu.be/Rs1gU3oVGDQ

10/31 has worked with artists such as Boondox, Razakel, Sicktanick, Dark Half, Cousin Cleetus, Krizz Kaliko, ABK, Kutt Calhoun, Ces Cru, DJ Clay, JUS MIC of 10,000 Cadillacs and most recently Church of Mushroomhead. The group’s motto is “everyday is Halloween” and recently had the Duke of the Wicked himself, Violent J of the Insane Clown Posse, gawking in disbelief! "My mind was Blown! I've never seen anything like that!" - Violent J

Links:

Twitter - http://twitter.com/1031redruminc 

Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/thereal1031 

Instagram - http://instagram.com/thereal10_31 

Snapchat - http://snapchat.com/thereal1031 

Official - http://thereal1031.com

10/31 is:

Kaos 

ZigZag 

Durrty Dru 

Coal Sadistic

10/31’s sophomore album ‘The Struggle’ is now available physically and through all major digital outlets.

iTunes - http://itunes.apple.com/album/id1232828832?ls=1&app=itunes 

Spotify - https://open.spotify.com/album/5TfsNcVkYHG6jsHBedNxbs 

Apple Music - http://itunes.apple.com/album/id1232828832

Press contact: noahsharkrobertson@gmail.com 

www.zombiesharkrecords.com


BATTLE OF THE UNSIGNED BANDS RESULTS 

First of all, we'd like to thank all the bands and the fans for participating. Thank you! We had an amazing amount of talent submit to the contest and it was an honor to host this event. We'd also like to thank our judges! YOU ROCK! (Ahrue Luster – Producer and Guitarist for bands such as Ill Nino and Machine Head, Austin D’Amond – Drummer for bands such as Devildriver, Chimaira, and Bleed the Sky, Tommy Gibbons – Guitarist for bands such as Tantric and Flaw, Joshua Wickman – Producer for bands such as KING 810 and Within The Ruins, Jonny McBee – Producer and Vocalist for bands such as The Browning and As Blood Runs Black, Noah Robertson – Drummer for bands such as Motograter and The Browning.) Our goal was to help up-and-coming bands gain exposure and find an overall winner in the process, to be awarded a RECORDING CONTRACT. We have done just that. The WINNER of the 2017 Battle of the Unsigned Bands is...

 

The Rift from Los Angeles, California!

 

LISTEN HERE:

https://soundcloud.com/zombiesharkrecords/the-rift-rock-narcotic

The band will be releasing their new single and video VERY SOON via Zombie Shark Records! Cheers! Until next time...runners-up will be announced soon. Stay tuned!

https://www.facebook.com/theriftmusic/

Swimming with Sharks Entertainment 

www.swimmingwithsharksentertainment.com