Centuries Of Decay Announces Self-Titled Album

We live on the layers of deep time and history, strata of times past; life literally depends on centuries of decay. It’s fitting then that Centuries Of Decay builds on the metal that has come before to create the metal of the future.

The Toronto-based quintet will bring out a debut self-titled album this coming August 4th, 2017. Drummer Derrick Doucette comments:

“We’ve often thought about the fragility of civilization throughout history and the idea of events repeating itself. With that in mind, our concept album tells the story of society being born, corrupt and destroyed in an endless cycle. It can be taken as a literal piece of fiction, or even a social commentary. It also comes from more personal issues such as depression, disillusionment and failure.”

Today the band reveals a first single titled “Rise,” which is a track about pure rebellion and the rise of extreme opposition. It is the band’s most brutal song and is a tribute to the death/black metal that has been an influence in the past.

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Were I Blind Releases Self-Titled Video

Combining the party elements of electronic music with energetic and chaotic riffs, London-based electro / industrial metal outfit Were I Blind is about to bounce into the scene with a self-titled EP.

The band was formed around drummer/songwriter OC Preciado (Breed 77, Reverted), Alberto Marin (Def Con Dos, Hamlet, Kaothic) and Andrew Trewin (Collisions, Magna Carta) and will reveal full EP details soon.

For now, Were I Blind reveals a debut single for the EP’s title track. Check out the music video below, and the band also comments:

“Our new single ‘Were I Blind’ is an analogy of the concept of how society is being subliminally controlled through media, and how we/society are continually becoming more blind as to what is actually going on in the world by feeding our egos with materialistic gains and likes on social media. The idea behind the lyrics is that if we were to close our eyes, perhaps we would wake up and see the truth.”

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Mutank Releasing New EP “W.H.A.T.S.T.H.A.T.”

Montreal thrash champions Mutank return with a new EP titled “W.H.A.T.S.T.H.A.T.” due out June 16th via Boonsdale Records. This five track demolisher was produced with Topon Das (Fuck The Facts).

The new EP from the 2014 Wacken Metal Battle Canada winners is a short, but sweet to follow up to debut cassette “M.E.C.H. Metal” and is a taste of what’s to come from the band’s full-length album planned to be unleashed later this year.

Vocalist/bassist Stephen Reynolds comments: “Someone is gonna hurt their neck listening to this…This upcoming EP ‘W.H.A.T.S.T.H.A.T’ sort of started as a joke. I just thought it would be funny to force an acronym for ‘what’s that?’ and I came up with ‘We Have Alottta Thrash Songs That Have Abbreviate Titles’. From there we came up with the concept of an EP with a bunch of forced acronym titles. The EP itself was written somewhat conceptually with the individual songs being very short thrash songs that come together to make one longer progressive thrash track, which harkens back to the title since we don’t even know what it is! We have a ton of new material in the works as well, people can expect new stuff sooner rather than later!”

1. L.I.F.E. (1:01)
2. I.D.I.O.T. (2:06)
3. P.O.P.U.L.O.U.S. (1:40)
4. F.O.G. (1:33)
5. D.E.A.T.H. (3:50)

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The Red Coil Signs With Argonauta Records

Argonauta Records is thrilled to announce today inking a deal with Italian stoner sludge group The Red Coil. The label comments:

“Formed in 2008, The Red Coil is a band authoring a stunning and aggressive sound, blending elements from sludge, stoner and southern/groove metal. The name The Red Coil is related to the concept of Kundalini, the energy that resides in the subtle body traditionally represented as a sleeping serpent coiled at the base of the spine.

“They are actually in studio recording the new album, scheduled out by fall of 2017. Just wait for a blast of sonorities highly recommended if you like Spiritual Beggars, Corrosion of Conformity and Crowbar.”

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Charm Designer Releases “Never After” Music Video

Colombian group Charm Designer just released a music video for “Never After,” shot in the band’s hometown by local director Gustavo Carvajal. The clip – available below – portrays both the concept of a multiple characterization of mortality and the interplay of light and shade.

“Never After” is the second single from Charm Designer’s 2016 album “Everlasting”, which was produced and recorded by Waldemar Sorychta (Tiamat, Samael, Moonspell, Lacuna Coil, etc.). “Everlasting” was first released by Finland’s Inverse Records on CD and also for download and streaming through digital platforms.

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Charm Designer Releases “Never After” Music Video

Colombian group Charm Designer just released a music video for “Never After,” shot in the band’s hometown by local director Gustavo Carvajal. The clip – available below – portrays both the concept of a multiple characterization of mortality and the interplay of light and shade.

“Never After” is the second single from Charm Designer’s 2016 album “Everlasting”, which was produced and recorded by Waldemar Sorychta (Tiamat, Samael, Moonspell, Lacuna Coil, etc.). “Everlasting” was first released by Finland’s Inverse Records on CD and also for download and streaming through digital platforms.

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Edensong Releases “In The Longest Of Days” Video

New York City-based progressive group Edensong just unveiled an official video for the expansive “In The Longest Of Days,” which hails from the band’s intense Laser’s Edge-released “Years In The Garden Of Years” album (reviewed here).

Expanding on the video, the band’s James Schoen delves in and says: “‘In The Longest Of Days’ is really the song that inspired the concept behind the album ‘Years In The Garden Of Years.’ It was the first song I wrote from scratch for Edensong since the ‘Fruit Fallen’ days and it remains one of my favorites, and one that flowed really easily for me. Conceptually, the song depicts a lifetime in the span of a single day; All our desires, aspirations, and struggles distilled into a solitary rotation of the earth on its axis.

“True to the concept, we filmed the video in the span of a single day, up in rural Vermont, where I felt the epic landscape could really complement the feel of the music. Once again, we teamed up with our good friend filmmaker Nick Fiore, and worked with an incredible local dancer Hanna Satterlee. Since just getting the guys in the band together for rehearsal can often be a challenge, I was quite nervous about our ability to pull all this off in a day (especially considering it was an outdoor shoot in Vermont in the middle of November) but things couldn’t have come together more perfectly! Thanks, global warming! Both the song and the video shoot flowed pretty effortlessly, a rarity in my experience!”

Fans can catch these upcoming Edensong 2017 tour dates:

5/07/2017 RoSfest – Gettysburg, PA w/ Neal Morse, Anglagard, more]
5/20/2017 Terra Incognita Festival – Quebec City, QC w/ Glasshammer, Universe Effects
5/22/2017 Sneaky Dee’s – Toronto, ON w/ Imminent Sonic Destruction
5/24/2017 The Firebird – St. Louis, MO w/ Imminent Sonic Destruction
5/25/2017 Martyrs – Chicago, IL w/ Imminent Sonic Destruction
5/26/2017 The Loving Touch – Detroit, MI w/ Imminent Sonic Destruction
5/27/2017 Sherlock’s – Erie, PA w/ Imminent Sonic Destruction
5/28/2017 DROM – New York, NY w/ Imminent Sonic Destruction

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First Of Two EP Releases Announced By Dendera

U.K. metal act Dendera – featuring Power Quest vocalist Ashley Edison – announced that the bad will issue the first part in a two part conceptual EP series. “Part One – Blood Red Sky” will be released on June 5th. Pre-orders can be made at this location. The first single is expected to drop in the next few weeks

More information on the concept is expected soon. The track listing and artwork can be found here:

1. The Awakening
2. Final Warning
3. Blood Red Sky
4. Age of Agony
5. When all is Lost

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Hukutus Debuts New Single “Metsä ja yö”

Finnish band Hukutus debuts a new song entitled “Metsä ja yö” (meaning “The Forest and the Night”). The cover art for the single was done by Li Virtanen.

Explains the band: “Emotionally, this songs steps into black metal territory, but in ethereal and mid-paced ways. We pursued to capture a feeling of sacredness. The title translates to ‘The Forest and the Night’ and the concept is rather straightforward — on one hand, the song is an ode to our heritage and on the other, it describes a force that is older than our world, from a time before any light was created. Outside laws of nature and beyond all restrictions. And it guides our path through this existence.”

Check out now “Metsä ja yö” below.

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Dodecahedron Streaming Full “Kwintessens” Album

Experimental black metal band Dodecahedron is now streaming new album “Kwintessens” in its entirety before tomorrow’s (March 17th) official release date. Dodecahedron comments:

“We are very pleased to finally show you our full musical narrative that is ‘Kwintessens.’ A story about enlightenment, megalomania and visions getting out of hand. As with all stories concerning man, this one will also end in an obliterating tragedy. Every composition is part of a greater plan and embodies the concept – the sum of small parts is what makes ‘Kwintessens’ a distinct album.”

1. Prelude
2. Tetrahedron – The Culling of the Unwanted from the Earth
3. Hexahedron – Tilling the Human Soil
4. Interlude
5. Octahedron – Harbinger
6. Dodecahedron – An Ill-Defined Air of Otherness
7. Finale
8. Icosahedron – The Death of Your Body

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