sexta-feira, 29 de setembro de 2017

TRANSCENDENT (Guarulhos/SP)


Banda: TRANSCENDENT

Início de atividades: 2002

Discos lançados: “Crucify” Demo (2006), “Transcendent” EP (2010), “Awakening” álbum (2017)

Formação atual:

Leandro Baracho - Vocais
Miller Borges - Guitarras
Lucas Nakan - Baixo
Dino Ramos - Bateria
Lucas Cavalcante - Teclados

Cidade/Estado: Guarulhos/SP.


BD: Como a banda começou? O que os incentivou a formarem uma banda?

Leandro Baracho: A ideia surgiu em 2002 quando o Miller e eu decidimos formar uma banda para compor nossas próprias músicas. Em 2003, fechamos a primeira formação da banda que ainda se chamava Transcendence.

Miller Borges: Basicamente, além da necessidade de gastar a energia típica da juventude, mas, sobretudo, a vontade de fazermos nosso próprio som.


BD: Quais as maiores dificuldades que estão enfrentando no cenário?

Miller: É fácil elencar as facilidades, pois as dificuldades de se tocar Rock no Brasil infelizmente são muitas.

Leandro: O cenário Rock ‘n’ Roll no Brasil é muito segmentado e o público é pouco receptivo para bandas novas. As rádios especializadas pouco apoiam a cena nacional. Isso reflete diretamente no circuito de bares e casas de show, deixando o gênero moribundo, de forma que o público não consegue se renovar.

Miller: Além disso, Heavy Metal no Brasil é muito fechado, sempre dando preferência a bandas já estabelecidas ou a músicos remanescentes de bandas já consagradas.


BD: Como estão as condições em sua cidade em termos de Metal/Rock? Conseguem tocar com regularidade? A estrutura é boa?

Miller: O cenário de música própria de rock é, em essência, amador.

Tocávamos com regularidade, mas a estrutura nunca foi apropriada. Assim, decidimos deixar de lado a noite para nos dedicarmos à produçao de material inédito.


BD: Hoje em dia, muitos gostam de declarar o fim do Metal, já que grandes nomes estão partindo, e outros parando. Mas e vocês, que são uma banda, como encaram esse tipo de comentário?

Leandro: Na verdade o que está morrendo é o público do metal, que a cada dia que passa parece mais fechado a bandas novas e é justamente este público que declara o fim do metal, sem enxergar que o que está de fato morrendo é sua capacidade de aceitar o novo, pois do meu ponto de vista nunca tivemos tantas bandas de qualidade no Brasil como temos agora.


BD: Em termos de Brasil, o que ainda falta para o cenário dar certo? Qual sua opinião?

Miller: Falta visibilidade nas mídias de massa. Estamos em um mundo capitalista, sendo que a arte pela arte não compensa sob o ponto de vista financeiro. Assim, elas se convergem com o capital, que, atualmente no Brasil, se encontram principalmente na agropecuária, tráfico de drogas, igrejas e setor financeiro. Se algum banco estiver lendo e quiser pagar jabá para nos inserir, estamos abertos a negociação.


BD: Deixem sua mensagem final para os leitores.

Leandro: Busquem conhecimento.


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SERENADE: "Onirica" tracklist and album premiere!


The Female fronted metal band SERENADE unveil the tracklist and premiere of the new album “Onirica" out via Revalve Records on November 10th. 



The first single from the album and videoclip will be available on October.
Special guest on the song "Luceafarul" Fabio Dessi​ (Arthemis Official Page​)


The band will be on stage with Smash Into Pieces​:
13.10 Wetzikon w/Smash into Pieces (Hall of Fame) Switzerland
4.10 Brescia w/Smash into Pieces (Circolo Colony) Italy
15.10 Roma w/Smash into Pieces (Traffic) Italy.

Tune up for the album news!

Decibel Premieres New BLOODSTRIKE Track: "Hell's Wasteland"


Decibel has premiered "Hell's Wasteland" from Denver's BLOODSTRIKE. The song is taken from the band's forthcoming album, "Execution of Violence". Look out below!


BLOODSTRIKE's "Execution of Violence" will be released October 13 on CD and digital formats through Redefining Darkness Records. A limited edition (100 copies) cassette version of the album will be released through Raw Skull Recordz. Pre-order at the following links.


CD/Digital:


Cassette:



"Execution of Violence" takes the ferocious Old School Death Metal of 2015 debut "In Death We Rot" (released on Redefining Darkness Records) and ups the annihilation ante! Armed with 10 new tracks of focused brutality, on Execution of Violence, BLOODSTRIKE is prepared to spread their reign of terror to more unexplored territories at home and abroad.

The album was produced by BLOODSTRIKE and recorded by Jeff Alexis. Mixing was done by John Bart Van Der Wal and mastering by the mighty Dan Swanö.

"Get blasted by HM2-driven death metal."

- Decibel


"Execution of Violence is a great death metal record."

- Cadaver Garden


"A remarkable Old School Death Metal album."

- Queens of Steel


"Crunchy, brutal, old school as hell. An excellent record."

- The Killchain


"Old school death metal practiced with great mastery."

- Necromance


"Everything you need in Death Metal. A gritty Swedish Death Metal sound and you can bet your bottom dollar the music will result in some violent fun within the moshpits."

- All About the Rock


"Another great sounding recording from Bloodstrike."

- True Bringer of Death Zine


"Massive, gut-churning guitar and bass."

- No Clean Singing


"Ten tracks of solid old school death metal."

- Winter Torment Zine


"BLOODSTRIKE offers a modern interpretation of an old school Death Metal sound. Similar to bands like Bloodbath, Facebreaker, Dismember, or Grave."

- The Horror Dimension


BIO


The initial idea for the punishing old school death metal assault that would become BLOODSTRIKE was first conceived by guitarist Jeff Alexis (ex-Silencer) and vocalist Holly Wedel (ex-Nexhymn) in 2013. They recruited Joe Piker (ex-Dripfed) on guitar, Ryan Alexander Bloom (ex-Havok) on drums to round out the band and began developing a collection of massive riffs and crushing arrangements. BLOODSTRIKE's veteran lineup exploded onto the Denver metal scene in June of 2014 with their three-track Necrobirthdemo. The demo gained instant popularity with the death metal underground and drew comparisons to bands like Bolt Thrower and Entombed for both its ear-catching simplicity and blood-curdling heaviness. Impressed by the success of the demo and the work ethic of the band members, Redefining Darkness Records signed BLOODSTRIKE to its roster in September of 2015 and quickly released their debut album In Death We Rot. After a successful round of touring and writing in 2016, the band went back into the studio in the spring of 2017 to record their second full-length album, "Execution of Violence".


Source: ClawHammer PR

VOID KING / BOUDAIN to Launch European Tour in October


Indiana's VOID KING and Louisiana's BOUDAIN will embark on a European Tour in late October. The Stoner Rock Double Threat will perform in The Netherlands, Germany, and Belgium, including Kampen's (NL) Off The Record Festival. Tour dates are below.

Oct. 26 - The Hague, Netherlands @ Vereniging de vinger
Oct. 27 - Wommelgem, Belgium @ JH Wommel
Oct. 28 - Antwerp, Belgium @ Kid's Rhythm 'n Blues Kaffee
Oct. 29 - Osnabrük, Germany @ Dirty Dancing
Nov. 2 - Gouda, Netherlands @ StudioGonz
Nov. 3 - Arnhem, Netherlands @ Brigant
Nov. 4 - Kampen, Netherlands @ Off The Record Festival

VOID KING's Derek Felix recently spoke to The Courier-Times about the forthcoming tour. Check it out at this location.

Stream/Purchase VOID KING's "There is Nothing": https://voidking.bandcamp.com/album/there-is-nothing

"There is Nothing" Vinyl LP and CD (Off the Record): https://goo.gl/8R4WCs


Stream/Purchase BOUDAIN's "Way of the Hoof": https://boudain.bandcamp.com/album/way-of-the-hoof

"Way of the Hoof" Vinyl LP and CD (Off The Record): https://goo.gl/RjxiN2


VOID KING


BOUDAIN



Source: ClawHammer PR

quinta-feira, 28 de setembro de 2017

RETORTION TERROR (JAPAN) / INVIDIOSUS (USA) Announce Split Release on Horror Pain Gore Death Productions


Minnesota Death Grinders INVIDIOSUS are proud to announce a forthcoming split release with Japanese Grind Beasts Retortion Terror. The self-titled album will be released October 20 on Horror Pain Gore Death Productions. Check out promo videos for "Cultural Indifference" and "River of Ignorance" from INVIDIOSUS and RETORTION TERROR, respectively.


Horror Pain Gore Death Productions presents this intense split album between Japan's grinding maniacs Retortion Terror and US Death/Grind destroyers INVIDIOSUSRETORTION TERROR make their HPGD debut with 5 tracks of raw, blistering grindcore straight from Kyoto Japan. Featuring legendary guitarist Takafumi Matsubara (Gridlink, Mortalized Grindcore) and a mysterious lineup of international grinders, RETORTION TERRORpull no punches on this spl it. In 2014, Takafumi suffered a brain infection that made it nearly impossible for him to play guitar, and many thought Gridlink's "Longhena" might be Takafumi's last record. Fortunately, he has beaten those odds; his recovery has been nothing short of miraculous, and he has resumed playing guitar and doing karate in spite of what the doctors told him. This is Takafumi's first release since that final Gridlink album, having overcome some impossible odds to return to playing grindcore. His work with RETORTION TERROR shows that he has no signs of slowing down or stopping anytime soon." This is an absolute must listen for fans of Discordance Axis, Wormrot, Noisear and Insect Warfare.

INVIDIOSUS also make their Horror Pain Gore Death debut on this devastating split release! Hailing from Minneapolis, Minnesota, INVIDIOSUS perform vicious, anxiety-driven Death/Grind that is absolutely punishing. Invidiosus features current and former members of Amiensus, Rottenness, Violence Condoned, In Defence and Atrum Inritus. The band has spent the last 3 years relentlessly touring Mexico, Colombia, Argentina, Bolivia and the USA, with an upcoming tour of Japan and South Korea (including a festival performance at Asakusa Deathfest). Blending elements of Grindcore, Death Metal and Thrash, Invidiosus brings their destructive, eclectic style out in full force for their HPGD premiere! Essential for fans of Cephalic Carnage, Phobia, Pig Destroyer, and Brutal Truth

"This is Karate. This is Grindcore. If the doctors say bad things, I try spinning back kick" - Takafumi Matsubara

Track List:

RETORTION TERROR

1. Arcane Dogs
2. Scorched
3. Trench
4. The Line
5. River Of Ignorance


INVIDIOSUS

6. Cultural Indifference
7. Purpose Defeater
8. OD'd On Technology
9. From The 16th Floor
10. Where Evolution Ends 


INVIDIOSUS Japan/South Korea 2017 Tour Dates:



Source: ClawHammer PR

Italian Dark/gothic metal - ANIMAE SILENTES "Suffocated" out today via Sliptrick records!


Dark/gothic Italian metal band ANIMAE SILENTES hit the streets with their new album, "Suffocated", released via Sliptrick Records in all regular formats worldwide. The important topics of the album are about the difficult and overwhelming moments we face, of love and hope for better days in the future.

The general sound of "Suffocated" is a constant roller coaster between dark, calm moments sung in a low and soft voice interjected with powerful, heavy and intense sections with higher, more emotive vocals and melodic, powerful instrumental parts. The main songwriter of the "Suffocated" album is Alessandro Sonato “Ramon” while the band helped to refine the songs in rehearsals and during the studio recording.

With "Suffocated"ANIMAE SILENTES are ready to kick out their debut album with 11 tracks full of heavy, overwhelming sounds and mystic atmospheres!

"Suffocated" | Released September 28th, 2017 on Sliptrick Records

Track Listing:
01 Intro | 02 Burning In Silence | 03 Purgatorium | 04 Eville | 05 Nothing Else To Remind | 06 Illusion | 07 Save Me | 08 Desperation Road | 09 Madman Town | 10 Lost In My Soul | 11 Suffocated

The album was recorded mixed and mastered by Oscar Burato at Atomic Stuff recording studio (Isorella, BS, Italy).

ANIMAE SILENTES are: 
Rock Ramon – Vocals | Tomas Valentini – Bass | Riccardo Menini – Guitars | Giovanni Scardoni – Guitars | Cristian Bonamini – Drums

Animae Silentes links: Facebook | Youtube | Instagram

Industrial-influenced experimental groove metal four-piece based in Northamptonshire, UK - HAEMA announce debut EP "Insurrection" - out October 31st via Sliptrick records


HAEMA are an industrial-influenced experimental groove metal four-piece based in Northamptonshire, UK. Recently, the band has signed to metal label, Sliptrick Records, who will release the quartet’s debut EP, Insurrection on October 31st, which was recorded at Initiate Audio & Media by Neil Hudson (Krysthla/Gutworm).

Formed in 2015, HAEMA encapsulate the essence of modern metal that likes to combine various styles of heavy music together. The four-piece hones in the heaviness and ferocity of groove metal, providing the crunchiest of hooks. This is balanced out by the infectiously catchy hooks reminiscent of the nu metal scene in the early 2000’s. All the while topped off by the a layer of electronic sounds and machine gun like precision found in industrial.

Think if Fear Factory, American Head Charge and Machine Head were chucked into a blender, there’s a definite nod to the early 00s sound that ditched guitar solos in favour of raw emotion, down-tuned riffs and liberal use of electronics.

Within two years as a band, HAEMA have crafted a unique and individual sound that has been compared to the likes of the afformentioned bands also mixed with Tool / Rage Against The Machine overtones.

Insurrection | Released on October 31st, 2017 on Sliptrick Records

Pre-order you copy from Shop Sliptrick | here


Track Listing:
01. Eden | 02. Free Man | 03. Insurrection | 04. Thirte3n | 05. Two Minds

Two Minds was the first track release from the EP and the band commissioned UK based design agency Very Metal Art, to capture the visual essence and context behind the track.

This debut EP has already received some extremely positive reviews throughout the music press, which is setting the band up for an exciting 2017/18.

HAEMA are:
Jordon Calderwood – Vocals | Andrzej Jakubiuk – Guitar | David Flitt – Drums | Scott Stephenson – Bass

Band links: Facebook | Youtube

quarta-feira, 27 de setembro de 2017

KILL PROCEDURE - Brink of Destruction (Álbum)


2017
Selo: FCMetal
Importado

Nota: 8,7/10,0

Tracklist:

1. Hate Spilled Over
2. Trioxynon
3. Spells Death
4. Season of Brutality
5. Dead Man Walking
6. Brink of Destruction
7. Mask of the Villain
8. Careful What You Wish For
9. Silence
10. Bone Head
11. All the Pain


Banda:


Lou St. Paul - Vocais, guitarras
John Stevens - Guitarra base
Kelly Conlon - Baixo
Todd Bertollette - Bateria


Contatos:

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Texto: Marcos “Big Daddy” Garcia


Existem casos de discos que só acabaram sendo lançados muitos anos após seu tempo de gravação, e o mais interessante é que eles não perdem seu brilho, seu “appeal” de peso. E o grupo norte-americano KILL PROCEDURE é um desses, e tenha certeza: “Brink of Destruction” é um disco muito bom.

Para aqueles que não sabem, “Brink of Destruction” era para ter sido o segundo disco do WINTERS BANE, banda que teve Tim “Ripper” Owens nos vocais antes de este ir para o JUDAS PRIEST. E este disco foi gravado em 1995, e somente agora, 22 anos depois, ele é lançado. Nele, percebemos um Thrash Metal melodioso e envolvente que muitas vezes aparenta aos ouvidos um Metal tradicional moderno, tamanha a carga melódica que o grupo tem. Mas o mais interessante é que, mesmo não sendo inovador, este álbum é extremamente ganchudo, daqueles que você ouve e quer ouvir mais e mais, pois a banda sabe lançar mão de melodias se fácil assimilação, mesmo mantendo um alto nível de agressividade à lá TESTAMENT e MEGADETH.

Ou seja: é ótimo, música para bater cabeça e dar torcicolos prolongados!

A produção de “Brink of Destruction” é muito boa. Mesmo após 22 anos, a clareza necessária para se entender o que a banda está tocando é de primeira, e o balanço entre agressividade, peso e melodia que vem da música do grupo é de alto nível. Tudo bem feito, aliás, até melhor que a sonoridade de muitas bandas atuais, em especial as que buscam aquele som tosco para se assemelharem aos “anos 80”.

A capa do disco, muito bonita por sinal, é um trabalho da Moonring Art Design, com edição final feita pelo artista espanhol David Figueiras, e dá toda a idéia do conteúdo lírico do disco.

E os anos não erodiram o trabalho que “Brink of Destruction” mostra, pois temos uma forma de Heavy/Thrash Metal bem arranjado e dinâmico, com vocais bem legais, uma dupla de guitarras furiosa, e uma base rítmica de muito peso. Com uma técnica bem interessante, o estilo musical do KILL PROCEDURE vai sendo mostrado de tal forma que, ao final da última canção, começamos tudo mais uma vez.

11 canções de primeira nos aguardam no álbum, sendo os grandes destaques a energia envolvente que fui dos riffs de guitarras em “Hate Spilled Over”, as melodias típicas do US Metal que fluem dos andamentos ganchudos de “Trioxynon” (que lindas melodias das guitarras, diga-se de passagem), a pegada mais introspectiva e melancólica de “Spells Death”, o peso cavalar que flui de “Dead Man Walking” (que tem um jeitão mais técnico, onde baixo e bateria dão um show) e de “Brink of Destruction” (esta com bons vocais, refrão de primeira e riffs insanos), os duetos de guitarra à lá NWOBHM de “Mask of the Villain” e suas passagens cheias de contrastes introspectivos, e a porradíssima e instigante “Bone Head” (que tem um jeitão mezzo TESTAMENT/METALLICA de primeira).

Esperemos que o KILL PROCEDURE tenha vindo para ficar, pois a banda é de primeira, e “Brink of Destruction” nos mostra como eles são promissores.

THREE SIXES announce US tour dates


California-based industrial thrash four-piece THREE SIXES is set to hit the road in support of their latest release, "Know God, No Peace".

The band will be joined by PERPETUAL DEMENTIA and ARISE IN CHAOS for the first leg of the two-week trek that kicks off October 12 in Colorado Springs. The tour will also see THREE SIXES hook up with ALLEGAEON in Denver and play two late October dates with MICHALE GRAVES (ex-MISFITS).

Tour dates are as follows:

w/ PERPETUAL DEMENTIA & ARISE IN CHAOS (10/12 - 10/22)

10/12 - Colorado Springs, CO @ Rocks
10/13 - Denver, CO @ Herman's Hideaway w/ ALLEGAEON
10/15 - Las Vegas, NV @ Adrenaline
10/16 - Long Beach, CA @ Backlight District
10/18 - Bend, OR @ Third Street Pub
10/19 - Lewinston, ID @ 3rd Wheel
10/20 - Portland, OR @ Rock Hard PDX
10/21 - Post Falls, ID @ Cruisers
10/22 - Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven 
10/25 - Ogden, UT @ Funk N' Dive w/ MICHALE GRAVES 

10/26 - Las Vegas, NV @ Count's Vamp'd w/ MICHALE GRAVES 

10/27 - Rialto, CA @ Rizo Scarehouse (THREE SIXES headlining) 

"Know God, No Peace" is now streaming on Spotify and iTunes. Purchase the album at www.threesixes.com.

BIO


"Time doesn't change. Time doesn't heal."

Reflecting on the constant bedlam that festers within the confines of this generation, while drawing influence from personal conflict and the harsh reality of the present, THREE SIXES' newest full-length CD represents the overall basis of our current state.

Produced by Marko Olson, (T.A.S.C., Brain Dead Sound Machine and The Flower Leperds) "Know God, No Peace" delivers a blunt attack to the Metal world, with an improved musicality and explosive lyrical content that truly shows the evolution of a band created - solely as a studio project - in 1999 by original founding member and frontman, Damien. The opening teaser of "Saviour" leads to the aggressive "Lead Winged Angel", based on the short but indicative life of serial killer Aileen Wuornos, and comes full circle to the epic title track, a three-part opus that attacks the constant which creates such civil unrest throughout the world - religion.

THREE SIXES new direction incorporates their Metal, Thrash and Techno roots with Hardcore, while simultaneously mixing in a heavy dose of Industrial influence that has built a foundation for a gruesomely realistic portrayal of the our world, currently situated in its infinite, spiraling, state of decline.

Whereas previous releases from THREE SIXES helped usher in a new twist on Metal and horror, "Know God, No Peace" redefines the band as a whole - from songwriting to execution. Working in perfect unison with Damien and guitarist Mike "Killswitch" Cassidy, Producer Marko Olson's prolific Industrial background induced a re-invigorated, raw feel towards the construction of all songs contained in the new release from the inside out, raising the bar and successfully achieving a new level for THREE SIXES .

Sharing the stage with heavy hitters such as Fear Factory, Body Count, Prong, Strapping Young Lad, Samael, Murderdolls, Death Angel, D.R.I., The Genitortureres and Powerman 5000, THREE SIXES music has been trademarked with a legendary live set that has repeatedly devastated listeners and audiences alike.

With a redefined, definitive, unusual and brazenly unique sound, THREE SIXES  has returned. 

"Condemned by all that's holy, that's righteous, that's pure, looked down and spit upon by conformists we refuse to be" Three Sixes has reached out, opening and freeing the minds of aggressive music fans worldwide with "a stronger faith than heaven knows". As with the changing of the calendars in the ages from Pisces to Aquarius, a new age in Metal has also been initiated.


Source: ClawHammer PR

Spanish heavy-stoned five-member group ALLIE'S MASS sign to Sliptrick Records!


ALLIE'S MASS are a heavy-stoned five-member group based in Spain and living in a world of deep shadows. The boys deal with life’s hypocrisy with their dark and damned music inspired and based around the story of Allie, a coven leader. In their own words; “The coven is headed by Allie, our master goddess who guides us through this doomed world, giving us the ability to transform our hatred into sounds, in a small murky room where we, with our amps, cabs and drum kits, can reach that state of communion.”

Their self-titled album will be released on Sliptrick Records later in the year with carefully crafted artwork which will give you some visual clues of what is going on in Allie’s tangible fantasy.

Band links: Facebook | Youtube | Instagram

BEASTCRAFT / BLACK ALTAR pre-orders started!


Pre Orders of BEASTCRAFT / BLACK ALTAR Wooden Box, LP, Digi pack, t-shirts and Zipper Hood started!

Pre order this stuff at: www.odiumrex.com/webshop

De luxe hand made Wooden BOX, limited to 50 hand numbered copies, contains:

- 8 panels digi pack with 16 pages booklet
- 180 gram, gatefold RED LP limited to 50 copies with 2 sides poster A2, 
available only with this box.
- T - shirt of BEASTCRAFT - 2 sides, Fruit of the Loom, Super Premium, size S,
M, L,XL ,XXL
- T-shirt of BLACK ALTAR- 2 sides, Fruit of the Loom, Super Premium, size S, 
M, L, XL, XXL
- patch of BLACK ALTAR
- pin of BLACK ALTAR
- oryginal, very rare posters, flyers and booklet of BLACK ALTAR from 7" ep/split 
cd with Vesania and many more rarities
- signed photo of Sorath Northgrove from BEASTCRAFT
- signed photo of Shadow of BLACK ALTAR.


Italian metal-trio IVORY TIMES sign with Sliptrick records!


IVORY TIMES are an Italian metal-trio formed in 2014, composed by Phil Bertone, Il Cinque and Daniele Cocco. They have released two albums, "Saturated Souls" in 2014 and "Suicide World" in 2015. Their sound is full of very different influences that include genres such as alternative metal, post grunge, stoner rock, modern rock and others that blend with their texts which deal with social issues close to their hearts. From autumn 2016 to spring 2017, the trio composed and recorded their upcoming album Paraboloid (part one) to be released on Sliptrick Records.


DIONISYAN release lyric video "Blood Prophecy" + album news


DIONISYAN "Blood Prophecy" [Lyrics Video]. Taken from the album: Delirium and Madness – Concerto Grosso Opera N° 2 in G Minor | Sliptrick Records | 2017

Video creation: YOD Multimedia



DIONISYAN have signed with Sliptrick Records for their second album, provisionally titled Delirium and Madness – Concerto Grosso Opera N° 2 in G Minor, which should be ready for release by 2017. It will be released worldwide in all the usual formats via Sliptrick Records.

Tregor Russo proposes with his band DIONISYAN, an innovative Atmospheric Doom Metal melted Symphonic Baroque Metal, structured in his polyrhythmic contrapuntal polyphony style.

The lyrics he has written for the opera are based on the “Concept for the Human Sanctification”.

All compositions, arrangements, orchestrations and lyrics by Tregor Russo.

All Instruments were recorded and performed by Tregor Russo at Ultrasuoni Studio, Palermo, Italy.

DIONISYAN are:
Tregor Russo – Guitars | Silvia Balistreri – Vocals | Josh Romano – Drums | Alessandro Basso – Bass

Band links: Facebook | Youtube

AMPLIFIED MEMORY "Vas Hermeticum" to be released on October 20 via Sliptrick records


AMPLIFIED MEMORY have announced the release date of their forthcoming album Vas Hermeticum. It’s set for October 20th, 2017 worldwide via Sliptrick Records in all the usual formats. The German prog rockers have worked long and hard on Vas Hermeticum and feel they have put together their best recorded work yet, pushing and embellishing on their already wide-ranging and complex style.

Here’s the album description in the bands own words; “The psyche of a person can metaphorically be understood as a hermetically sealed alchemic glass vessel – a ‘vas hermeticum’ – in which the condensation processes resemble the human ability to intellectualize (sublimate) and then realize (concretize) psychic content, therefore to reflect on it. Alchemists called this procedure inside this symbolic cosmic uterus ‘solve et coagula’. AMPLIFIED MEMORY’s highly conceptual album Vas Hermeticum deals with the philosophical nature of dream and reality. On nine energetic, emotional, captivating songs and a hypnotically beautiful intro track they explore the world of hallucinations, near-death experiences and oneiric states as well as the questions for self-perception and the separation of those realms from what we call reality.”

Vas Hermeticum | Released October 20th, 2017 on Sliptrick Records


About AMPLIFIED MEMORY

Dreams, recurring patterns, reminiscences, desires, the question about reality or simply the longing for the vast, undiscovered universe. These are the focus of German group AMPLIFIED MEMORY, who have been working on their own musical conception of melodic death metal since 2008. While their debut album The Ever Spinning Wheel (2013) was almost exclusively influenced by the classic Gothenburg melodic death metal, they expanded their style gradually by using numerous elements of progressive and black metal without giving up their original strengths: dual guitar lines, powerful growls, beautiful melodies, atmospheric keyboards and elaborate riffs. Regardless of whether the songs are doom/black metal ballads, stomping mid-tempo beasts or fast death metal, AMPLIFIED MEMORY stand for an innovative mixture of different metal sub-genres with a focus on 90’s melodic death metal.

AMPLIFIED MEMORY are:
Wolfgang Paulini – Vocals | Christoph Lamprecht – Guitar | Eley Ellmer – Guitar | Felix Indra – Drums | Michael Bichler-Thal – Bass | Simon Bodesheim – Keyboard and Piano

Discography:
The Ever Spinning Wheel | Independent | 2013
Vas Hermeticum | Sliptrick Records | 2017

Band links: Facebook | Youtube

Sliptrick records launched BITTERED's official video for "Badge Head"!


BITTERED – "Badge Head" [Official Video]
Taken from the album: "Foreign Agenda" | Sliptrick Records | 2017
Filmed in parts Washington DC USA, Lancaster, PA USA, and York, PA USA
Produced and directed by Maggie Rudisill



This is the first video release for BITTERED’s upcoming release on Sliptrick Records, "Foreign Agenda". "Badge Headmakes" a strong political and social statement about an all too familiar problem in the US. Here’s the description of the track in the bands own words; “The track 'Badge Head' is obviously about the police …ha ha. It’s a song that rails against the practice of Racial Profiling and about the fact that most people stopped and searched by the police are minorities. Here in America, our prison system is filled mostly with minorities. We believe the policies of the police and justice system here in America are racist, which obviously, we are against. There is too much power given to the police, and the majority of personnel working for the justice system are power hungry and self-serving rather than serving and protecting the people equally.”

"Foreign Agenda" | Released in Autumn, 2017 on Sliptrick Records

BITTERED are:
Kasey Harrison – Vocals | Paul Folk – Guitar | Reese Harlacker – Drums | Dennis Matos – Bass

terça-feira, 26 de setembro de 2017

MINISTRY sign to Nuclear Blast!


Groundbreaking industrial-metal pioneers, MINISTRY, have signed a worldwide deal withNuclear Blast Records. The band recently wrapped up recording their new album »AmeriKKKant«, which is tentatively scheduled for release the first quarter of 2018. More details to be announced shortly.

"This album, »AmeriKKKant«," stated mastermind Al Jourgensen. "Will provide FEMA type relief for the devastation 'Hurricane Cheeto' has brought upon us” 

For decades, the powerhouse of psychotic sound that is MINISTRY has overcome millions with releases such as »Filth Pig«, »The Mind Is A Terrible Thing To Taste«, »Psalm 69«, »From Beer To Eternity«, and a flood of others. Since the 80s, founder Al Jourgensen, has been combining elements of synth pop, punk, metal and even dub in a way that is instantly recognizable and has influenced many other bands.

With timeless classics such as 'Just One Fix', 'Thieves', and 'Jesus Built My Hotrod,' MINISTRY are one of a kind musical pioneers.

With six Grammy nominations to date, over 3 million records sold, more than 2,000 live performances, and movie soundtrack work on Hurt Locker, Artificial Intelligence, Matrix, Robo Cop and Saw, MINISTRY has been contributing to the music industry for over three decades.

Don't miss MINISTRY on tour this fall with DEATH GRIPS. Confirmed tour dates are as follows:

MINISTRY
w/ DEATH GRIPS
13.10. USA Worcester, MA - The Palladium
14.10. USA Philadelphia, PA - Electric Factory
16.10. USA Brooklyn, NY - Brooklyn Steel
17.10. USA New York, NY - Terminal 5
19.10. USA Silver Spring, MD - The Fillmore
20.10. USA Cleveland, OH - The Agora Theatre
21.10. USA Pittsburgh, PA - Stage AE
23.10. USA Detroit, MI - Royal Oak Music Theatre
24.10. USA Columbus, OH - Express Live
26.10. USA Minneapolis, MN - Skyway Theatre
27.10. USA Kansas City, MO - Uptown Theater
29.10. USA Denver, CO - The Fillmore Auditorium
30.10. USA Salt Lake City, UT - The Complex
01.11. USA Seattle, WA - Showbox Sodo
02.11. USA Portland, OR - Roseland Theater
04.11. USA Los Angeles, CA - Hollywood Palladium
05.11. USA San Francisco, CA - The Warfield
07.11. USA Phoenix, AZ - The Van Buren
08.11. USA Albuquerque, NM - The Historic El Rey Theater
10.11. USA Houston, TX - White Oak Music Hall
11.11. USA Dallas, TX - Gas Monkey Live!


More info:

INCURSED - Amalur (Álbum)


Ano: 2017
Selo: Independente
Importado

Nota: 10,0/10,0

Tracklist:

1. Lurramets (Intro)
2. Cryhavoc!
3. Psalm of the Accursed
4. Akelarre
5. The Awakening
6. Amalur       
7. The Slavic Covenant
8. A Crownless King
9. The Hardest of Harvests
10. Zombeer Alcoholocaust
11. Brothers in Arms
12. Fear A’ Bhata


Banda:


Lander Lourido - Vocais limpos, guitarras
Asier Fernandez - Guitarras
Jon Koldo Tera “Jonkol” - Teclados, vocais agressivos e limpos
Mikel Llona - Baixo
Asier Amo “Amo” - Bateria

Convidados:

Javi Crosas - Vocals em “The Slavic Covenant”
Ibone Gómez - Vocais femininos em “A Crownless King”
Miguel Laguna - Vocais em “Amalur”, guitarra solo em “A Crownless King”
Javi Rubio - Violino
Iñigo Sáenz Quevedo - Alboque e txistu em “Lurramets”
Zarkon, Piriz, Melas, Aitzi, Makaia e Pablo - Corais (The Drunk & Dead Choir)


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Texto: Marcos “Big Daddy” Garcia


Acompanhar a evolução de uma banda por seus discos é uma oportunidade ímpar para muitos escritores. Para os fãs, talvez não mostre diferença alguma, mas para quem conhece uma banda que vem de uma sequência de discos, é capaz de reparar como a música do grupo vai se transformando com o tempo. Isso acontece com todos, mesmo aqueles cujo trabalho musical não se altera com o tempo. E para este autor que vos escrever. o quinteto espanhol de Pagan/Viking Metal INCURSED, de Bilbao (Espanha), é um dos nomes mais fortes do seu país e que já acompanho há alguns anos. E se o EP “The Slavic Covenant” já nos dava uma idéia clara do que eles estavam aprontando, o recém-lançado novo álbum, “Amalur”, mostra que o grupo merece mais destaque.

A banda teve alterações em sua formação, já que Juan Sampedro deixou o espaço das quatro cordas para Mikel Llona, enquanto Narot Santos (guitarrista base, vocais) foi substituído por Lander Lourido tanto nas guitarras como nos vocais limpos (os agressivos agora estão com o tecladista Jon Koldo Tera “Jonkol”). Além disso, o quinteto realmente está se tornando cada vez mais melodioso e com o lado mais Pagan/Viking de sua música está evidenciado, o que os levou a ter um pouco menos de agressividade sonora, compensada pelo ótimo trabalho da banda como um todo. Ficou mais elegante, encorpado e melodioso, com maior dose de energia e arranjos que grudam em nossas mentes (cada refrão agora tem uma estética caprichada). E isso sem perder sua identidade, suas raízes musicais.

Ou seja, o INCURSED evoluiu muito, amadureceu, e está se tornando um nome ainda mais forte dentro daquilo que se propõem a fazer musicalmente.

“Amalur” foi gravado, mixado e masterizado nos estúdios Cursed Onion Studios e Chromaticity Studios. Toda a sonoridade do álbum soa bem feita, bem acabada, clara e limpa, onde os momentos mais Folk/Pagan ganham vida, mas sempre mantendo o peso e aquele toque de crueza que permite que o grupo soe agressivo e intenso sempre. E sim, o disco tem uma sonoridade excelente.

E a capa nos mostra um mundo de fantasia medieval e pagão, cheio de elementos que já conhecemos das lendas antigas das culturas antigas da Europa.

O amadurecimento musical do INCURSED vem do polimento e preocupação que sua música soa mais inteligível ao ouvinte, mais cheia de elementos Pagan/Viking/Folk, e isso nos deu um disco excepcional, bem feito e com músicas perfeitas. A capacidade de usar vários timbres vocais (dos vocais da banda e de alguns convidados), a destreza das guitarras esbanjando riffs, solos e duetos melodiosos e agressivos quando a música pede, o trabalho excelente dos teclados nas orquestrações e ambientação, além do peso maciço da base rítmica bem trabalhada. Sim, eles deram um passo adiante em termos sonoros, sem perder sua identidade.

O disco tem 12 canções, sendo “Lurramets” uma canção introdutória, e “Fear A’ Bhata” é uma canção tradicional adaptada ao peso do grupo.

“Cryhavoc!” já abre o disco com uma pancada brutal adornada de belas melodias hipnóticas vinda das guitarras, e é cheia de mudanças rítmicas e vocais variando de timbres entre guturais, rasgados e normais (e que refrão!), sendo seguida de “Psalm of the Accursed”, onde o lado mais brutal se mescla a linhas melódicas muito boas e corais excelentes, fora baixo e bateria estarem muito bem. “Akelarre” é excelente, cheia de teclados muito bons uma energia fascinante, e é uma canção de fácil assimilação para os fãs (pois as melodias e vocais limpos ajudam muito nesse aspecto). Já “The Awakening” mostra uma pegada que revisa a agressividade e momentos de introspecção que ouvimos em alguns momentos de “Fimbulwinter”, com um trabalho muito bom de guitarras. E que lindas harmonias e melodias mais Folk/Pagan que estão presentes em “Amalur”, onde certo toque de melancolia se faz presente nas partes de vocais limpos. Como citado na resenha do EP “The Slavic Covenant”, a faixa-título deste (e canção aqui analisada) mostra aquelas linhas instrumentais mais Folk que lembram bandas como FINNTROLL e KORPIKLAANI, mas com uma personalidade toda do quinteto, com passagens de teclado providenciais. Cordas limpas e uma atmosfera densa, Folk e introspectiva dá início a “A Crownless King”, uma linda canção com uma pegada amena, onde belos duetos entre vocais masculinos limpos e femininos mostram uma beleza absurda, mesmo nas partes mais pesadas (e que belas incursões de baixo e bateria). Outra que também mescla a brutalidade do passado com as melodias mais bem encorpadas da atualidade é “The Hardest of Harvests”, com passagens belas de violinos em suas partes mais lentas, mas que transpira aquele jeitão antigo da banda onde o peso se torna abrasivo (e as guitarras tecendo riffs bem trabalhados e solos muito bons). Voltando ao lado mais Pagan Metal, onde temos aquela pegada mais animada, temos “Zombeer Alcoholocaust”, cujo título já deve dar ao caro leitor o que esperar das linhas melódicas. Muito peso bruto e opressivo flui de “Brothers in Arms”, quase toda com uma pegada mais agressiva, só cedendo um pouco às melodias em certos momentos (especialmente quando os vocais limpos aparecem). E fechando, “Fear A’ Bhata”, como já dito antes, é uma canção tradicional, que ganhou uma roupagem que mixa agressividade e melodia no estilo do quinteto, mas com uma pegada pesada de fazer as paredes tremerem!

Ou seja: o INCURSED já está em um nível de musicalidade alto, digno dos grandes nomes do estilo. E ao leitor, dou um conselho: ouça “Amalur” e se permita o prazer e a sedução de um dos grandes discos do ano!