Neaera announces reunion with new self-titled album;
reveals details for 'Neaera';
launches video for new single, "Torchbearer"
After announcing their farewell tour in 2015, Neaera has now re-formed! The band is ready to release a new self-titled album via Metal Blade Records on February 28th.
Neaera's fire was first rekindled when the band played two exclusive shows in 2018. "We have been overwhelmed by the reactions," comments singer Benjamin Hilleke. "None of us was expecting that and it was the moment when the fire was de-fact again!"
A little while later Tobias Buck started to come up with new song ideas: "I just really got up to it again and met directly with our friend and later producer Trisan Hachmeister to record a few things in his studio for testing purposes. The other guys were immediately fished-on from the first auditions. A few months later, we sat down together at one table and decided to record another album together."
For the mixing and mastering the band got Jacob Hansen (Volbeat, Heaven Shall Burn, a.o.) on board. "Hansen already did a great job with our albums 'Let The Tempest Come' and 'Armamentarium'. This is exactly the sound we wanted to have back on this album," says Buck happily.
For a preview of Neaera, the video for the first single "Torchbearer" can be seen at: http://metalblade.com/neaera
where the album is also available for pre-order in the following formats:
- box set (digipak CD, bonus demo CD, pin, sweat band, patch - limited to 3000 copies)
- 180g black vinyl (EU exclusive)
- clear w/ black smoke vinyl (EU exclusive - limited to 500 copies)
- clear / white marbled vinyl (EMP exclusive - limited to 200 copies)
- dark red / brown marbled vinyl (EU exclusive - limited to 200 copies)
- clear / grey white swirl vinyl (EU Shop exclusive - limited to 100 copies)
- ochre brown marbled vinyl (US exclusive - limited to 200 copies)
* exclusive bundles with shirts, plus digital options are also available
Neaera is playing an exclusive club show on the 29th of February in their home town of Münster, Germany. Tickets for this intimate happening are only available via the pre-order bundle!
Founded in 2003, Neaera has been with Metal Blade Records since 2004, releasing six albums during this time. For their upcoming self-titled record, they decided to work with professionals and studios that have contributed to the band's history: drums were recorded in the Docma Klang Studio in Osnabrück (where the demo was recorded in 2004); Jacob Hansen handled mixing and mastering duties; artwork was created by Terje Johnsen (who also handled the art for 2007's Armamentarium, 2009's Omnicide - Creation Unleashed, 2010's Forging The Eclipse). The result is an album that reflects 100% of Neaera's trademarks!
3. False Shepherds
4. Resurrection of Wrath
6. Rid the Earth of the Human Virus
7. Sunset of Mankind
9. Eruption in Reverse
Benjamin Hilleke - vocals
Sebastian Heldt - drums
Benjamin Donath - bass
Stefan Keller - guitars
Tobias Buck - guitars
2005 - The Rising Tide Of Oblivion - Metal Blade Records
2006 - Let The Tempest Come - Metal Blade Records
2007 - Armamentarium - Metal Blade Records
2009 - Omnicide - Creation Unleashed - Metal Blade Records
2010 - Forging The Eclipse - Metal Blade Records
2013 - Ours Is The Storm - Metal Blade Records
2020 - Neaera - Metal Blade Records
HOLLYWOOD UNDEAD, nouvel album en février, premiers titres en ligne, concert au Zénith en mars !
" New Empire Vol 1 " le 14 février 2020 - Sixième album
Produit par Matt Good (Sleeping With Sirens, Asking Alexandria), ce nouvel album compte neuf titres bourrés d’énergie illustrant l’orientation du quintette vers un son plus lourd.
«Dès le départ, notre objectif était de créer une musique qui se démarque de celle de nos autres albums tout en restant fidèle à ce que nous avons déjà sorti. Une manière d’établir un son neuf à partir de l’ancien et un Nouvel Empire» explique Johnny 3 Tears (chant, basse).
Depuis la sortie en 2008 de Swan Songs, le premier album (certifié Platine) Hollywood Undead a rassemblé un public de millions de fans, entraînant des concerts à guichets fermés partout dans le monde et les louanges de magazines, comme Consequence of Sound, Billboard, Alternative Press, Rolling Stone, MyRock, Rock Hard ou Revolver.
Les cinq musiciens ont aussi séduit une grande partie du public plus classique avec American Tragedy, un deuxième album sorti en 2011, certifié Or et classé 4ème du Top 200 du Billboard. Sorti en 2013, Notes From The Underground en décroche la seconde place, puis, en 2018, Hollywood Undead franchit le cap des 1 milliard de streams dans le monde pour l’ensemble de déjà riche son répertoire.
« Time Bomb », profite de la dynamique créée par « Already Dead »,
le récent single d’Hollywood Undead, qui a déjà récolté près de
1,4 millions de streams dans le monde.
Doom Metal Trio GODTHRYMM Featuring Former Members Of My Dying Bride, Anathema, To Release Reflections Debut Via Profound Lore; New Track Streaming
New album Reflections out 14th February; new single 'Among The Exalted' streaming now
Perhaps it’s the bleak and foreboding weather, the never ending cynical and soul crushing political landscape, or the rich history and romanticism of our small island, that sees the UK as a breeding ground for incredible doom metal. Step forward GODTHRYMM, featuring vocalist/guitarist Hamish Glencross (ex-My Dying Bride, Vallenfyre, Solstice), drummer Shaun Taylor-Steels (ex-My Dying Bride, Anathema), and bassist Bob Crolla who arrive with riffs as gargantuan as the pedigree behind their band members, bringing forth their debut LP Reflections, which is released on February 14 via Profound Lore.
The band have shared the first new track and video for 'Among The Exalted.” Listen and watch here:
GODTHRYMM was forged in 2017 by Glencross and sees the respected UK metal luminary return to his doom metal roots, creating the music he was known to help forge with Solstice on the legendary New Dark Age album and especially with the heralded My Dying Bride from the 2000 – 2014 time period. Further adding to the GODTHRYMM pedigree is drummer Shaun Taylor-Steels who, after some lineup refining following the band’s A Grand Reclamation debut EP, became the core of GODTHRYMM. In the months to follow, the pair recorded the colossal Reflections full-length. Upon its completion, Glencross and Taylor-Steels added bassist Bob Crolla to the fold making GODTHRYMM a true power trio of doom.
Recorded and mixed by Nathan Bailey and featuring artwork and design by Brian D’Agosta of Gostworks Art (Vallenfyre, War//Plague), with Reflections, GODTHRYMM has unleashed a mammoth slab of heavy, mournful, yet pounding traditional doom that harks back to the classic era of ‘90s UK doom/Peaceville Records. A massive step up from their debut EP, Reflections is the result of Glencross taking GODTHRYMM into darker, more melancholic, and towering realms. Through Glencross’ soaring passionate vocals complimenting his powerful riffs along with Taylor-Steels’ thunderous percussion giving the rhythm section that immense and glorious tone, Reflections is a testament to the glory days of the genre while simultaneously making its statement as a new force of modern day doom metal to behold.
Vocalist and guitarist Hamish Glencross comments: "Lyrically, “Among the Exalted” is about desire becoming all-encompassing obsession, manifesting in such a way that yearning and devotion can even become a manic and destructive force. Musically, we feel this song is very direct and represents us as musicians and who we are now, whilst also echoing our own history and also the glorious history of the celebrated U.K. doom scene. Thank you for listening."
GODTHRYMM’s Reflections will be released on CD, 2xLP on February 14th, and digital formats with preorders to be unveiled in January.
1. Monsters Lurk Herein
2. Among The Exalted
3. The Sea As My Grave
4. We Are The Dead
5. The Light Of You
6. The Grand Reclamation
7. Cursed Are The Many
8. Chasmic Sorrows
German hardcore quintet GIVER stream new single
'New Gods' out now
Sculpture Of Violence LP released 7th February via Holy Roar
Hotly-tipped German hardcore quintet GIVER have released their new single, 'New Gods', taken from their upcoming second LP Sculpture Of Violence, to be released 7th February on Holy Roar Records.
Stream 'New Gods' here: http://bit.ly/NEWGODS
The band comment: 'New Gods' is a track about the advertisement industry as an outgrowth of a system that lives on your feeling of incompleteness and never being enough. Advertising does not seek to fulfil your needs but to create them in the first place. The worst thing that can possibly happen under capitalism is that all our dreams come true and we've got nothing left to wish for - that we are simply happy. But then Amazon comes up with another campaign for its latest device just before Christmas that has the slogan "for those who've already got everything" on it to make you feel even more complete than you've ever felt.
Pre-order the record: http://smarturl.it/GIVERSOV
GIVER's new record leans into fresh and melodious territory, reminiscent of early 00's hardcore birthed with the likes of Bridge Nine Records and Deathwish Inc., including Blacklisted, Have Heart and Modern Life Is War.
The German band have expanded upon their foundation of caustic and high tempo metal-tinged hardcore which won them acclaim with debut full-length Where The Cycle Breaks (January 2018). With new record, Sculpture Of Violence, GIVER demonstrate a dogged urgency and a self-assured versatility, a worthy addition to the modern international hardcore scene's bent of great melodic albums.
In the band's own words: "The central question behind Sculpture Of Violence really is whether there can ever be peace. Since men started settling during the neolithic revolution 10,000 years ago, the amount of years of recorded peace is disturbingly negligible. The record explores different ways and structures in which we form each other through the collective We that is society, which is us and not anybody else and which brings us up against one another and constantly focus on our differences... With the climate catastrophe approaching, the far right growing stronger everyday and the market economy reaching into even the furthest corners of our lives, the time to remain silent is simply over."
Cuts such as ‘Every Age Has Its Dragons (Like An Empire)’, ‘These Words Are Rain’ and ‘Imitation Dreams’ tackle topics of exploitative labour, the dissonance of religious discord and ill-conceived concepts of masculinity in the current climate to catastrophic effect. The ten songs on offer, whilst bleak, maintain a youthful vibrancy that truly aims to deliver change on a personal and much broader level.
Watch GIVER live:
March 6th - Paderborn @ Wohlsein
March 7th - Köln @ AZ
For more information:
L'album " Lost Art of Conversation " sortira le 6 mars 2020 via le label Silver Lining
LOST ART OF CONVERSATION TRACKLIST
21st Century Brawl
Song of the City
Lost Art of Conversation
Peace by the Pistol
Outside Looking In
RECORDED AND MIXED AT: Broadfields Studio, UK
PRODUCED, MIXED AND ENGINEERED BY: Thomas Mitchener
MASTERED BY: Nigel Walton at The Edit Suite UK
Seb Byford – Vocals/Guitar
Tom Witts – Drums/Percussion
Callum Witts – Bass/Keyboards
Earlier this fall, RAM unleashed their latest record, The Throne Within, to critical acclaim. Now, the band has released a new video (produced by Moonfire Productions) for the album track, "The Trap", which can be seen here:
"This video shows an unpolished, inside look behind-the-scenes of a real, hard-working Heavy Metal band. No diva bullshit, no steamed white fish and yoga. Just the sweat and grit of the sacrifice for true Heavy Metal." - Oscar Carlquist, RAM
To purchase and stream The Throne Within, please visit http://metalblade.com/ram
There can be few better ways to mark the 20th anniversary of your band than releasing the finest record of your career. In RAM's instance, this comes in the form of The Throne Within, the Swedish quintet upping their game across the board to deliver a record with deep roots in classic heavy metal but wielding an energy and freshness to it that places it very much in the now. "It is unmistakable RAM, there are fast songs, heavy songs, mid-tempo and slower tempos as well. There's melody and there's grit. The arrangements are recognizable but some may be unorthodox," states founding guitarist Harry Granroth.
"This is a monumental album for us, and I am certain for our fans. We have worked very hard to bring our sound, songwriting and playing to the next level without leaving our Black Path of Heavy Metal Tyranny," says vocalist Oscar Carlquist
ONI announces new digital EP, 'Alone'; launches new single, "Breathe Again"
On December 13th, ONI will release a new digital EP, Alone, via Blacklight Media Records / Metal Blade Records. Produced by Josh Wilbur (Lamb Of God, Gojira, Trivium), Alone can be pre-ordered now at https://smarturl.it/oni-alone
where the new single, "Breathe Again" is streaming, along with the title track.
Vocalist Jake Oni adds, "I've been working on new music for the last couple years and am very excited for 'Breathe Again' and the full 'Alone' EP to release. More music coming soon!"
With their influences rooted in progressive metal, ONI's sound can be compared to the genre's heavy hitters - The Human Abstract, Protest The Hero and Between The Buried And Me - yet they remain truly unique. ONI's debut album, Ironshore (2016), took listeners on an absorbing ride that provided ample opportunity for head-banging, singing along and deep introspection. Fans can expect another crushing release when Alone drops this December.
3. Dead Inside
4. Breathe Again
5. Faceless Portrait
Jake Oni - Vocals
Martin Andres - Guitar
Chase Bryant - Bass
Johnny D - Xylosynth
Joe Greulich - Drums
"Alone", "Rift" & "Faceless Portrait" were written by ONI. "Breathe Again" and "Dead Inside": ONI and Nick Depirro.
5e VIDÉO EXPLICATIVE SUR OKTA KHORA
Vous voulez en savoir plus sur Okta Khora ? MONOLITHE a préparé une série de courtes vidéos explicatives proposées par le groupe afin de profiter pleinement de la mythologie riche et complexe entourant ce huitième opus.
La cinquième est désormais disponible !
Benoît Blin, Thibault Faucher et Sylvain Bégot échangent leurs réflexions sur le quatrième titre de l'album.
Ce morceau intitulé « Ignite the Heavens Part 1 » se démarque notamment par la présence de l'invité spécial Didier Forget au...saxophone !
Si vous n'avez pas eu l'occasion de les regarder, les quatre premiers épisodes de cette série de vidéos sont disponibles ci-dessous.
Les membres du groupe y abordent de nombreux sujets : le concept de l'album, sa genèse, l'artwork, leurs liens avec la science-fiction, les morceaux déjà parus, etc.
La trilogie originelle est en passe de devenir une saga !
MONOLITHE a récemment dévoilé « Dissonant Occurrence » et sa vidéo officielle. Il s'agit du troisième titre de l'album Okta Khora, dont la sortie physique reste programmée au 31 janvier 2020 malgré la récente fuite de l'album.
« Dissonant Occurrence » est un morceau de 8 minutes chanté par Rémi Brochard.
Pour en savoir plus sur ce morceau, n'hésitez pas à regarder la vidéo « Monolithe Discuss Okta Khora #4 » en cliquant sur le bouton ci-dessus.
En outre, l'album est disponible en écoute intégrale à l'adresse suivante :
1 - Okta Khora (Part 1) 4'00
2 - Onset of the Eighth Cycle 8'00
3 - Dissonant Occurrence 8'00
4 - Ignite the Heavens (Part 1) 4'00
5 - Ignite the Heavens (Part 2) 4'00
6 - The Great Debacle 8'00
7 - Disrupted Firmament 8'00
8 - Okta Khora (Part 2) 4'00
Rémi Brochard : chant, guitare
Sylvain Bégot : guitare, claviers
Benoît Blin : guitare
Olivier Defives : basse
Matthieu Marchand : claviers
Thibault Faucher : batterieP
Produit par Sylvain Bégot
Mix et mastering : Jari Lindholm
Artwork et vidéos : Alexander Preuss
Label : Les Acteurs de l'Ombre Productions
Une étape supplémentaire dans la quête cosmique de ce nouvel opus.
MONOLITHE DISCUSS "OKTA KHORA" #1
MONOLITHE DISCUSS "OKTA KHORA" #2
MONOLITHE DISCUSS "OKTA KHORA" #3
MONOLITHE DISCUSS "OKTA KHORA" #4
Cattle Decapitation presents: "The Unerasable Past" A Short Film by Wes Benscoter
Shot during summer and fall 2019, this elaborate music video showcases the striking universe of Wes Benscoter's art in conjunction with the concepts brought into play by Cattle Decapitation in stunning 4K glory. The video is the culmination of a fruitful 18 year long relationship between the band and the world renown artist and is the first ever music video of his vastly expansive career, which includes having worked with such metal mainstays as Slayer, Kreator, Dio, Nile, Autopsy, Broken Hope, among many others. Having worked with him for so many years and being admirers of his 2009 award-winning short film, "Hold Your Fire", the band was honored to take this next step with him and seize this opportunity to give the world something special: an emotionally captivating short film by one of the top masters of timeless metal art.
Cattle Decapitation's vocalist and art director Travis Ryan had this to say about this first-of-its-kind event: "When Wes told me he would be down to do a music video for us, my jaw dropped. Having a music video that is completely married to the album artwork and color palette was something I had always wanted to do but never thought it could be a reality. As you can see from our lyrics, there's not a lot of hope floating around, so when he offered up his creative hands for a music video, we snapped to it, and along the way, it became a much more formidable force by taking the form of a short film. This worked perfectly, considering the last 12 minutes of the album not only make up two tracks that become one long emotional journey with enough monolithic peaks and valleys to rival the Andes of Argentina to the Rockies of Colorado, but the tracks themselves scream for such a treatment. The scope of the video matches the scope of the album 'Death Atlas', which is meant to be listened to from beginning to the end in its entirety as is the video. Wes Benscoter has proven that he is a master of art, incorporating various mediums into one disastrously beautiful extinction-level art film."
Wes Benscoter comments: "I've never had any real interest in doing a music video until we started planning the photos for the album layout and I thought man, this could be a great opportunity to make the kind of film I like. Grim, atmospheric, and topical. Created with a mix of old-school practical effects, some digital tricks and an insane amount of sand and fog. I used every trick in the book to try to do justice to Cattle's apocalyptic nightmare soundtrack."
Watch "The Unerasable Past" A Short Film by Wes Benscoter - featuring the album tracks "The Unerasable Past" and "Death Atlas" - now at:
Death Atlas will purge the Earth on Black Friday, Nov. 29th, 2019 via Metal Blade Records. The previously released tracks, "One Day Closer to the End of the World" and "Bring Back the Plague", can be heard at http://metalblade.com/cattledecapitation where Death Atlas can also be pre-ordered in the following formats:
- deluxe box set (wooden box, digipak CD w/ bonus track, dead gold marbled vinyl, 7", embossed metal pin, backpatch, poster - limited to 750 copies)
- "Solarcide" - amber marbled vinyl (US exclusive - limited to 2000 copies)
- "Vomiting Lava" - clear w/ lemon, orange, red splatter vinyl (US exclusive - limited to 500 copies)
- "Pestilence" - metallic gold w/ black splatter vinyl (US exclusive - limited to 1000 copies)
- "Blood Moon" - red w/ black smoke vinyl (US exclusive - limited to 500 copies)
- 180g black vinyl (EU exclusive)
- "The Surface of the Sun" red/white/orange/yellow marbled vinyl (EU exclusive - limited to 500 copies)
- "Choking Sulfur" orange/white/red/black vinyl (EU exclusive - limited to 300 copies)
- "Carbonized" clear / black marbled vinyl (Impericon exclusive - limited to 200 copies)
- "Radiation Warning" yellow / black vinyl (limited to 200 copies) *SOLD OUT
- "Insidiousness" black splatter vinyl (EU webshop exclusive - limited to 100 copies) *SOLD OUT
* exclusive bundles with shirts and merch items, plus digital options are also available
Death Atlas track-listing
1. Anthropogenic: End Transmission
2. The Geocide
3. Be Still Our Bleeding Hearts
5. The Great Dying
6. One Day Closer to the End of the World
7. Bring Back the Plague
8. Absolute Destitute
9. The Great Dying II
10. Finish Them
11. With All Disrespect
12. Time's Cruel Curtain
13. The Unerasable Past
14. Death Atlas
Cattle Decapitation line-up:
Travis Ryan - vocals
Josh Elmore - guitars
Dave McGraw - drums
Belisario Dimuzio - guitars
Olivier Pinard - bass
LEECHED : clip dérangeant + nouvel album chez Prosthetic Records
Le trio blackened hardcore LEECHED dévoile un clip tiré de "To Dull The Blades Of Your Abuse", dispo le 31 janvier chez Prosthetic Records.
Le trio black metal/hardcore de Manchester LEECHED annonce la sortie de son second album "To Dull The Blades Of Your Abuse" le 31 janvier prochain chez Prosthetic Records. Découvrez le clip "Earth and Ash" dès maintenant !
Le groupe commente : "Ce clip a pour vocation de montrer ce qui va bientôt devenir une réalité. Tous ces petits jeux auxquels nous prêtons cesseront. Tout l'argent que nous possédons n'aura plus de valeur. Ce monde n'en a rien à faire de vous et de votre bonté. Il se fiche de vos réussites. Dans les ténèbres du futur, il n'y a que désespoir et dépravation."
Visionnez le clip angoissant "Earth and Ash" :
Pour leur nouvel album, LEECHED abordent les sujets sui dérangent de façon subtile et déterminée. Depuis la sortie du premier album "You Took The Sun When You Left", le trio a peaufiné son art et embrassé un mode de composition et de production bien plus dense. Repoussant les limites de sa propre zone de confort, le groupe livre un opus dissonant, vous faisant irrémédiablement basculer dans les abysses.
LEECHED "To Dull The Blades Of Your Abuse" Sortie le 31 janvier chez Prosthetic Records : PRÉ-COMMANDER
Largement inspirées par leur ville natale de Manchester, les connotations industrielles du premier opus demeurent; froides, désolées et inhospitalières. Le trio est parvenu à créer une carapace impénétrable de désolation sonore. Mais sous la surface brille une forme incandescente d'agression à peine controlée, se tordant sous le regard pesant de leur créativité collective.
LEECHED ont mis à profit l'intérêt suscité par le premier album pour se produire un maximum, aux côtés notamment de Full of Hell, Employed To Serve ou Harms Way, livrant leur violence sonore avec une force infaillible.
HELLIXXIR [Thrash Black] avec la sortie du nouvel album "The Black Fortress", le groupe présente son nouveau video clip "Oxymoronic Way of Life"
"The Black Fortress" est disponible :
CD Digipack : http://bit.ly/2lxIBU0
Vinyle (édition limitée et certifiée) : http://bit.ly/2lGI6XM
Pack "The Black Fortress" : http://bit.ly/2kqgvcO
Distribué en France, Europe, USA, Canada, Asie & Océanie. Des exemplaires se trouvent au Grand Cercle (95) et à Metallian Store (38)
Disponible aussi sur 250 plateformes : https://imusiciandigital.lnk.to/9YRFY