Usurper Premiere New Song & Lyric Video ‘Lords Of The Permafrost’ Title Track

Chicago metal outfit Usurper premiere a lyric video for the title track of its forthcoming record, “Lords Of The Permafrost”. The album will be out in stores in March through Soulseller Records.

Comment the band:

“After a 14-year hiatus, Usurper are proud to return with our sixth full-length album entitled ‘Lords Of The Permafrost’. Back when we formed in 1993, we had the goal to create heavy, memorable songs with the anthemic quality of traditional heavy metal, combined with the heaviness of death metal, the fury of thrash metal, the atmosphere of black metal and the straight-forward, ass-kicking of ’70s hard rock… 25 years later, we feel we have stayed true to our original objective and have recorded the quintessential Usurper album. Lyrically, these songs explore topics such as monster folklore, the paranormal and other obscure tales, all while being delivered with a lethal dose of heavy metal bravado. Usurper never have, and never will chase trends. We have only returned to bring our next chapter of metal to the worldwide warriors of iron and rust, and kick maximum ass!”

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Van Canto Posts New Video, “Neverland” Online

On their third single Van Canto set out to find their “Neverland.” It’s the last official video for their new album “Trust In Rust”, which will be released this Friday, August 10th. The song celebrates in best Van Canto style the importance of self-belief. The band got active support from a few of their lovely fans, who act in the video. The band comments on “Neverland”:

“It is a song with a very special atmosphere, somewhere between awake and asleep.
The lyrics are 100% Van Canto, stating that you have to believe in yourself and what you do.The vocal arrangement picks up on this atmosphere by adding a lot of harmonies and chord changes.”

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Jarun Premiere Pre-Release Full-Album Stream Of Upcoming New Album “Sporysz”

Polish folk-influenced black/prog metal act Jarun are now streaming their third album, “Sporysz”, in its entirety below. It will be released on December 22 by Arachnophobia Records.

The band explains:

“”Sporysz” is a story about death and madness, humans and nature, and the transformation of seasons. It’s a kaleidoscope of thoughts and words, and memories based on deep and serious life experiences.

Musically, it’s a journey from black metal through traditional acoustic sounds, and reaching out to alternative and prog rock. On the one hand the material is experimental and unconventional, while on the other, it is full of melancholy with Jarun’s “folk” atmosphere which they have been creating for the past decade.

“Sporysz” is the next step in the band’s evolution with a new direction and sound, while at the same time keeping the atmosphere of their previous work.

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Horror God & Techne Split CD Out Now On Lavadome Productions

The new split CD from Horror God and Techne is out now and streaming in its entirety via Lavadome Productions below. This eight-track album takes great lengths to show how art can manifest if bands have the chops and perseverance to place expression and originality above all else.

Horror God and Techne each contributed four tracks to the album, all of them loaded with equal amounts of monstrous riffs and intensity. The similarities end there as each band retains their own sound and style throughout the split.

Horror God offers three brand new originals and a ripping cover of “Sinking into Transparency,” from Canadian death metal band Purulence. A true, but rewarding challenge.

Techne’s contribution to the split is surreal and proves that extreme music can rife with complexity and technicality, yet accessible to the listener. Art such as this needs no label. Techne approached this release with one goal – to permanently imprint the music – and the atmosphere it creates – on the listener’s brain. Mission accomplished.

For Techne, this release means ‘Finita la Commedia,’ as the band has decided to call it a career.

Horror God will carry on and has a full-length album coming later this year on Lavadome Productions.

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Video For New Song “As Future Evaporates” Posted By In Twilight’s Embrace

Polish death metal veterans In Twilight’s Embrace recently announced that the fourth studio effort from the band will be entitled “Vanitas.” The album drops on September 22nd via Arachnophobia Records. Today, the band premiered the stunning music video for the new track “As Future Evaporates.” You can check it out at this location, or even more conveniently in the player at the bottom.

“Vanitas” was recorded, mixed and mastered in 2017 by Marcin Rybicki at Vintage Records and Left Hand Sounds.

The video was shot “amidst the woods and lakes of the Western Pomerania region, where I come from,” explains vocalist, Cyprian Lakomy. The band traveled to a desolate island in that region, with no access to electric power and a very weak cell phone reception. Cyprian visits this place whenever he needs to detach himself from people and everyday realities. He confesses that “the solitude and total silence of this place enabled us to capture the mood of the song accurately.”

The video reflects the atmosphere of the entire new album. Cyprian explains: “The video conveys the leitmotif of our entire new album – that death accompanies our whole lives. We encounter it at different stages and its growing awareness should drive us to make the most out of the time we were given. Sadly, few have enough guts to aim at something more than barely surviving.”

The track list for “Vanitas” is:

1. The Hell of Mediocrity (song streaming here)
2. Fan the Flame
3. As Future Evaporates
4. Trembling
5. Flesh Falls, No Ghost Lifts
6. Futility
7. The Rift
8. The Great Leveller

Check out the video here:

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Leprous Releases “Illuminate” Music Video

Norway’s acclaimed progressive group Leprous is about to release fifth studio album “Malina” next week (on August 25th, 2017) via InsideOutMusic. The album’s latest single “Illuminate” is being released today in a video recently shot in Romania and directed by Costin Chioreanu / Twilight 13 Media.

Leprous comments: “‘Illuminate’ is one of the most groovy songs we’ve ever made! It’s the Leprous people know, but in a fresh version. The abstract and dark video from Costin underlines the atmosphere of the song perfectly.”

This is the third video Leprous has dropped so far from “Malina.” The album’s full track listing is as follows:

1. Bonneville
2. Stuck (watch the video here)
3. From The Flame (watch the video here)
4. Captive
5. Illuminate
6. Leashes
7. Mirage
8. Malina
9. Coma
10. The Weight Of Disaster
11. The Last Milestone

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New Single “Alba” Available From Unalei

Less than a year has passed since the release of the debut album “Taedium Vitae” by Italy’s Unalei and today the band issued the new single “Alba” via Club Inferno.

The song was mixed by Alfonso Fo’ Corace and mastered by the legend Mika Jussila at Finnvox Studios.

It is a different and a bit stunning track for you, affected to their sound until now. An important step for Unalei which extends points of view and sound horizons and has been written in English for the first time. No distorsions, screams or double-bass, by now the metal/gothic vein may transpire only from the atmosphere and the sensations of the track.

Check it out here:

Alba – single by Unalei

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New Single “Alba” Available From Unalei

Less than a year has passed since the release of the debut album “Taedium Vitae” by Italy’s Unalei and today the band issued the new single “Alba” via Club Inferno.

The song was mixed by Alfonso Fo’ Corace and mastered by the legend Mika Jussila at Finnvox Studios.

It is a different and a bit stunning track for you, affected to their sound until now. An important step for Unalei which extends points of view and sound horizons and has been written in English for the first time. No distorsions, screams or double-bass, by now the metal/gothic vein may transpire only from the atmosphere and the sensations of the track.

Check it out here:

Alba – single by Unalei

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Warbeast Debuts New Song “Maze Of The Minotaur” From Upcoming New Album “Enter The Arena”

Warbeast debuts a new song entitled “Maze Of The Minotaur”, taken from the upcoming new album “Enter The Arena”, which will be released on August 04th through Housecore Records.

Check out now “Maze Of The Minotaur” below.

Comments guitarist Scott Shelby of the track: “I wanted write in a different mode than we normally do; some more mid-paced and slower breakdowns mixed with thrash,. So this happened to really stand out as a notable song. I’m also proud to break out my version of Tony Iommi leads from the Born Again era on this track. Then of course I gave it to Bruce and he roped it off with the crazy story of the ‘Maze Of The Minotaur.'”

Adds Corbitt: “My favorite subjects to write about are obviously about horror, psychos, medieval times, and Greek mythology. I’ve wanted to write a song about the Minotaur for years. As soon as I heard the music Shelby came up with, I knew this was the one to capture the atmosphere. The chorus part of the music pretty much spoke to me and I could hear it actually saying the lyrics. That’s when you know it’s going to be a special song.”

Bruce Corbitt recently retired from the band being diagnosed with cancer. You can help out with his medical costs HERE.

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Sliptrick Inks Deal With Worselder For New Album “Paradigms Lost”

French act Worselder signed on with Sliptrick Records. The band will release the new album “Paradigms Lost” later this year, with information forthcoming soon.

“Making no concessions on style or trends…” – This could be the Worselder mantra and even though the band could just offer old school metal with no search of originality, Worselder prefer to develop music at the crossroads of many influences which is quite impossible to label. The band was formed in 2008 at the foothills of the French Pyrénées mountains and quickly created a unique sound signature, blending the many influences of its members through 90’s heavy-thrash and power metal roots. Worselder then add to the strength and heaviness with actual metal rhythms. The vocals underline the mixing of styles, by alternating between heavy lyrical lines and death gutturals.

The band is deeply and proudly committed to its Pyrenean roots; it influences the atmosphere of its music, which is both dark and optimistic, with lyrics formed from topical events, as well as historical references.

Stay tuned for more information.

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