Christmas Album “From Spritis And Ghosts (Score For A Dark Christmas)” Announced By Tarja

This holiday season, you can expect the unexpected.

Tarja is bringing the festive season early with the release of her brand new Christmas album “From Spirits and Ghosts (Score for a Dark Christmas)” on November 17th via earMusic.

The album includes 11 Christmas classics and brings them to a never-before-seen level, uniquely blending Tarja’s classically-trained voice with darker gothic influences.

Utilizing the sound of a grand orchestra, the successful Finnish solo artist puts a sinister spin on traditional songs like “O Tannenbaum,” “We Wish You a Merry Christmas” and “Feliz Navidad,” reminding the listener of a dark movie score.

Besides covering classic carols, “From Spirits and Ghosts” also features a twelfth track, the brand new original song “Together.” This song is aligned with the dark sound of the album and embodies the theme of ghosts and mysticism throughout, in a brilliant, Tarja-styled manner.

“Producing a dark Christmas album in the middle of the summer is a very interesting process, especially if you are doing it by the turquoise Caribbean Sea,” Tarja said. “It’s significantly different from the snowy Christmas that I am used to in my home country Finland — another proof that the darkness comes from deep within.

“On this album, I explored the other side of Christmas — the Christmas of the lonely people and the missing ones, the Christmas for those that do not find joy in the blinking lights and the jingle bells.”

“From Spirits and Ghosts (Score for a Dark Christmas)” will be issued as a 1CD digipak, 1LP Gatefold (180g, black) and digital download. There will also be a wide variety of exclusive, limited fan items and bundles.

The album was produced by Tarja, the American Emmy Award-winning film score composer Jim Dooley, and British producer Tim Palmer, known for his work with Pearl Jam, U2, David Bowie, Lang Lang and The Cure among others, who also mixed the album at 62’ Studio in Texas. The album was mastered at Sterling Sound in NYC.

This Christmas, gather your loved ones, dim the lights, put on some candles and play Tarja’s “From Spirits and Ghosts (Score for a Dark Christmas)” loud!

The track listing is:

1. O Come, O Come, Emmanuel
2. Together
3. We Three Kings
4. Deck The Halls
5. Pie Jesu
6. Amazing Grace
7. O Tannenbaum
8. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
9. God Rest Ye
10. Feliz Navidad
11. What Child Is This
12. We Wish You a Merry Christmas

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Xtreem Music Signs No Amnesty For Debut Full Length “Psychopathy”

Spanish thrashers No Amnesty has just inked a deal with Xtreem Music for the release of the debut full length album “Psychopathy,” due to drop November 14th.

Formed back in 2012 in Sant Boi de Llobregat (Barcelona) with an average age of 15 and currently 20, except new vocalist Albert (also vocalist in Fuck Off) who is 30, No Amnesty began to play its first local shows until in April 2013 when the band recorded the debut EP “A New Order For Attack.” In 2015, the band recruited Pol as new drummer and in 2016, due to the departure of bassist & vocalist David, the band welcomed Albert (vocals) and Mija (bass) to complete the lineup as a five-piece.

In early 2017, No Amnesty entered Ax Studios to record “Psychopathy,” a 9-song opus of intense, varied, fresh and aggressive thrash metal that follows the steps of local masters like Crisix and Aggression.

More information on the album is expected soon.

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Archspire Streams Full New Album “Relentless Mutation”

Archspire today streams entire new album, “Relentless Mutation,” an all-new blast of supreme technical death metal, ahead of its official release tomorrow, September 22nd.

Regarding the album release, guitarist Dean Lamb comments: “This album is a collaboration between ourselves and producer Dave Otero and we couldn’t be happier with how it turned out, the response has been overwhelming. Pick up a copy, stream it, check out a live show, buy a shirt, however you want to support us, but most importantly: Stay Tech!”

The new album was recorded and engineered by Dave Otero at Flatline Studios and features artwork from Eliran Kantor. The full track listing is as follows:

1. Involuntary Doppelgänger
2. Human Murmuration
3. Remote Tumour Seeker
4. Relentless Mutation
5. The Mimic Well
6. Calamus Will Animate
7. A Dark Horizontal

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Archspire Streams Full New Album “Relentless Mutation”

Archspire today streams entire new album, “Relentless Mutation,” an all-new blast of supreme technical death metal, ahead of its official release tomorrow, September 22nd.

Regarding the album release, guitarist Dean Lamb comments: “This album is a collaboration between ourselves and producer Dave Otero and we couldn’t be happier with how it turned out, the response has been overwhelming. Pick up a copy, stream it, check out a live show, buy a shirt, however you want to support us, but most importantly: Stay Tech!”

The new album was recorded and engineered by Dave Otero at Flatline Studios and features artwork from Eliran Kantor. The full track listing is as follows:

1. Involuntary Doppelgänger
2. Human Murmuration
3. Remote Tumour Seeker
4. Relentless Mutation
5. The Mimic Well
6. Calamus Will Animate
7. A Dark Horizontal

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First Single “Her Feet Upon The Earth, Blooming The Fruits Of Blood” Posted By Aosoth

French black metal devotees Aosoth premiered the first single from the fifith studio album “V: The Inside Scriptures,” which is due out on November 17th via Agonia Records. Listen to “Her Feet Upon The Earth, Blooming The Fruits Of Blood” in the player below.

Aosoth is the second project of vocalist & lyricist MkM (the founder of Antaeus) evolving in the black/death metal genre. While Antaeus sets boundaries for violent, grinding black metal, Aosoth delivers more dissonant and 90’s death metal elements combined with the work of guitarist & producer Bst (The Order Of Apollyon, VI), who composed the music on the album. The duo is accompanied by bassist INRVI (the founder & mastermind of VI) and Saroth (Hell Militia, Temple of Baal) on second guitar.

“V: The Inside Scriptures” is a closing chapter of AOSOTH’s musical and lyrical concept. Distinctive and downright suffocating, the album shows many differences to “III” & “IV: Arrow In Heart”, the two previous full-length releases, especially in terms of atmosphere. The recordings took nearly three years and were interrupted by many events in the personal lives of MkM & Bst. At some point, the album was about to be abandoned and never released.

The drums for “V: The Inside Scriptures” were recorded by T. at Hybreed Studios (Temple Of Baal, Glorior Belli, VI). All other instruments were recorded at BST Studios. Mixing & mastering were done at BST Studios as well, while the painting adorning the album cover (shown below) was created by Benjamin A. Vierling (Nightbringer, Weapon). Layout and additional photography was done by Somnyum. AOSOTH’s logo was prepared by Erik Danielsson of Watain.

The track listing for the album is:

1. A Heart To Judge
2. Her Feet Upon The Earth, Blooming The Fruits Of Blood
3. The Inside Scriptures
4. Premises Of A Miracle
5. Contaminating All Tongues
6. Silver Dagger And The Breathless Smile

Check out “Her Feet Upon The Earth, Blooming The Fruits Of Blood” here:

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First Single “Her Feet Upon The Earth, Blooming The Fruits Of Blood” Posted By Aosoth

French black metal devotees Aosoth premiered the first single from the fifith studio album “V: The Inside Scriptures,” which is due out on November 17th via Agonia Records. Listen to “Her Feet Upon The Earth, Blooming The Fruits Of Blood” in the player below.

Aosoth is the second project of vocalist & lyricist MkM (the founder of Antaeus) evolving in the black/death metal genre. While Antaeus sets boundaries for violent, grinding black metal, Aosoth delivers more dissonant and 90’s death metal elements combined with the work of guitarist & producer Bst (The Order Of Apollyon, VI), who composed the music on the album. The duo is accompanied by bassist INRVI (the founder & mastermind of VI) and Saroth (Hell Militia, Temple of Baal) on second guitar.

“V: The Inside Scriptures” is a closing chapter of AOSOTH’s musical and lyrical concept. Distinctive and downright suffocating, the album shows many differences to “III” & “IV: Arrow In Heart”, the two previous full-length releases, especially in terms of atmosphere. The recordings took nearly three years and were interrupted by many events in the personal lives of MkM & Bst. At some point, the album was about to be abandoned and never released.

The drums for “V: The Inside Scriptures” were recorded by T. at Hybreed Studios (Temple Of Baal, Glorior Belli, VI). All other instruments were recorded at BST Studios. Mixing & mastering were done at BST Studios as well, while the painting adorning the album cover (shown below) was created by Benjamin A. Vierling (Nightbringer, Weapon). Layout and additional photography was done by Somnyum. AOSOTH’s logo was prepared by Erik Danielsson of Watain.

The track listing for the album is:

1. A Heart To Judge
2. Her Feet Upon The Earth, Blooming The Fruits Of Blood
3. The Inside Scriptures
4. Premises Of A Miracle
5. Contaminating All Tongues
6. Silver Dagger And The Breathless Smile

Check out “Her Feet Upon The Earth, Blooming The Fruits Of Blood” here:

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Debut Album “Cosmic Apostasy” Streaming In Full From Nekhrah

Nekhrah unleashed a full stream of the debut album “Cosmic Apostasy” via Toilet ov Hell at this location, or even more conveniently in the player at the bottom.

Previously known as Impalement, the Mediterranean-based act will self-release the full-length on September 29th. “Cosmic Apostasy” was mastered by Alan Douches of West West Side Music. The artwork of the album and the design of the band logo was created by Maciej Kamuda.

The band name “Nekhrah” is an Anglicised version of the Greek word “????a” which means “death” or “deadness” and/or “emptiness” in Greek.

The philosophy behind the band is Nihilistic. That is to say, the belief that existence is meaningless and that there is no inherent meaning in anything we do, think or experience. The lyrics revolve heavily around misanthropy, cataclysm, self-destruction and a desire of non-existence.

“Humanity is but a herd of ritualistic apes that congregate to ceremonialise their own insignificance.”

Check out the album here:

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Wormholedeath To Release New Album From Town Tundra

Russian melodic death metal act Town Tundra has signed a distribution deal with Wormholedeath for the worldwide release of the new album “Misanthropy Never Fails”! The album will be issued on the following schedule:

Digital: October 13th (Wormholedeath/The Orchard)
CD: November 17th 2017 (Aural Music Group)
USA: December 8th (Wormholedeath U.S.A.)
Japan: December 20th (Wormholedeath Japan/Disk Union Music Distribution)

A teaser clip for the album, along with the first single/video clip “Wit From Woe,” can be viewed in the player at the bottom.

The band commented: “‘Misanthropy Never Fails’ is the ode to individualism of the Man, confrontation of unique One-Aloner to hostile invasion of the faceless crowd. This is a Declaration of Sacred Love to Personality expressed in the words of Fierce Hatred and Intolerance to rabid narcissism of human cattle’s inner animal essence that oppresses the finest aspirations of the Soul, desecrates and destroys the environment of any Individuality – its freedom, culture, morality and ethics, historical truth, living nature. Misanthropy is the Aegis for the Person against diseases and disappointments of cruel depressive social being – bestiality, ignorance and disharmony. The Aegis that never lies and fails…The music of Town Tundra was born in severe vastness of Russian Arctic. Sharp rhythms made of the echoes of the nonfreezing sea roaring surf, harsh riffs inspired by blizzard howling amidst endless winter night, fabulous solos reminding ice patterns on frozen window, dreamy melodies striving forward and upward full of hope and true russian yearning – all these are merged by the warmth of northern musicians’ hearts as a message to hardline music lovers all over the world!”

The track listing is:

1. Anti-Psalm .21
2. Senseless and Merciless
3. Wit From Woe
4. Jack Of Spades (Fuck & Chic)
5. Misanthropy Never Fails
6. Ill Itch (Sick Of Revolutions)
7. Wolves Of Shame
8. The Last Rome
9. Hell Bleeds With Oil
10. Humiliating And Insulting

Check out the album teaser here:

Check out “Wit From Woe” here:

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NEW ALBUM by MY TICKET HOME “unReal” OUT OCTOBER 6 VIA SPINEFARM

MY TICKET HOME + LOUDWIRE PREMIERE “HYPERREAL” VIDEO ? WATCH NEW ALBUM unReal OUT OCTOBER 6 VIA SPINEFARM BAND TOURING THIS FALL Ohio’s hotly tipped My Ticket Home have teamed up with Loudwire to premiere the new video for “Hyperreal” from their upcoming Spinefarm Records debut unReal. The record will be released on October 6. […]

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NEW ALBUM by MY TICKET HOME “unReal” OUT OCTOBER 6 VIA SPINEFARM

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Video Clip For New Song “Code of the Slashers” Posted By Cannibal Corpse

Brutal Death metal veterans Cannibal Corpse unleashed a video clip for the new single “Code of the Slashers.” The song is lifted from the band’s upcoming new album “Red Before Black,” which drops on November 3rd via Metal Blade Records. Pre-orders for the album are available at this location.

Video director Zev Deans commented: “After crawling through abandoned buildings, crashing our van into a tree in the middle of a scene, witnessing a real stabbing and drenching ourselves in fake blood in a derelict park at 5am, we can safely say this was a proper introduction to the slasher genre for Panorama Programming. We brought a slab of fresh meat back from a rotting metropolis, and we’re serving it to you raw. Come and get it.”

The track listing for the album is:

1. Only One Will Die
2. Red Before Black
3. Code Of The Slashers
4. Shedding My Human Skin
5. Remaimed
6. Firestorm Vengeance
7. Heads Shoveled Off
8. Corpus Delicti
9. Scavenger Consuming Death
10. In The Midst Of Ruin
11. Destroyed Without A Trace
12. Hideous Ichor

Check out the video here:

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