Gorod Premiere Official New Music Video “Bekhten’s Curse”

Along with the release of their new studio album “Aethra” comes the below premiere of Gorod‘s official new music video for their song “Bekhten’s Curse“. Watch it now below:

Comments Gorod‘s frontman Julien Deyres:

“Out of all of the songs on the album, these lyrics required the most research. I am not at all a specialist in Egyptian antiquity, but in doing my research on lunar deities I discovered this extraordinary story about a so-called miraculous healing of Ramesses II’s sister-in-law. This legend is engraved on a stela that is currently in the Louvre Museum and is a proven historical fake.

In this song, I am playing the role of a Bekhten’s city survivor, which was completely destroyed to restore a form of eventual reality… because way too often, popular legends such as this one were created to hide misdeeds by those who have the power and wish to be considered as heroes…”

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Triptykon Frontman Thomas Gabriel Fischer’s Arm Broken In ‘Unprovoked, Drug-Fuelled’ Attack

The right arm of Triptykon mainman Thomas Gabriel Fischer (ex-Celtic Frost) was broken this past weekend in what he describes as “an unprovoked, ultra-violent, and drug-fuelled attack.”

Comments Fischer of the attack and the healing process:

“Once my right arm, shattered in an unprovoked, ultra-violent, and drug-fuelled attack, has healed sufficiently, I will again be able to tend to the rapidly accumulating mails in a far more timely manner. According to the doctors who are tending to me, this should occur sometime in August.

As my arm is entombed in a full-length cast right now, I am rather clumsy with my utterly unprepared left hand, and writing (and everything else) is a quite challenging proposition at the moment. The hospital staff felt sufficient pity to at least provide me with a suitably black cover for the cast.

And for those inevitably curious, yes, I was ultimately able to regain the initiative and defend myself, with a broken arm and in spite of being disadvantaged due to the element of surprise and the ferocity of the attack. True to his obvious disposition as a coward, the attacker swiftly took flight when he realized I was subsequently going for his life.

I had certainly pictured my return home from the extraordinary 20th anniversary celebrations of the Museum HR Giger to take an entirely different course. Alas, this is the real world, and these are the realities of life.

I detest violence, and I equally detest the effects of alcohol and drugs which solely serve to amplify the grave shortcomings of us members of the human race.

We will not cancel any Triptykon concerts, of course, but I will only be able to sing at the moment, returning to the guitar as the speed of my recovery will permit.”

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Triptykon Frontman Thomas Gabriel Fischer’s Arm Broken In ‘Unprovoked, Drug-Fuelled’ Attack

The right arm of Triptykon mainman Thomas Gabriel Fischer (ex-Celtic Frost) was broken this past weekend in what he describes as “an unprovoked, ultra-violent, and drug-fuelled attack.”

Comments Fischer of the attack and the healing process:

“Once my right arm, shattered in an unprovoked, ultra-violent, and drug-fuelled attack, has healed sufficiently, I will again be able to tend to the rapidly accumulating mails in a far more timely manner. According to the doctors who are tending to me, this should occur sometime in August.

As my arm is entombed in a full-length cast right now, I am rather clumsy with my utterly unprepared left hand, and writing (and everything else) is a quite challenging proposition at the moment. The hospital staff felt sufficient pity to at least provide me with a suitably black cover for the cast.

And for those inevitably curious, yes, I was ultimately able to regain the initiative and defend myself, with a broken arm and in spite of being disadvantaged due to the element of surprise and the ferocity of the attack. True to his obvious disposition as a coward, the attacker swiftly took flight when he realized I was subsequently going for his life.

I had certainly pictured my return home from the extraordinary 20th anniversary celebrations of the Museum HR Giger to take an entirely different course. Alas, this is the real world, and these are the realities of life.

I detest violence, and I equally detest the effects of alcohol and drugs which solely serve to amplify the grave shortcomings of us members of the human race.

We will not cancel any Triptykon concerts, of course, but I will only be able to sing at the moment, returning to the guitar as the speed of my recovery will permit.”

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Godhead Machinery Signs With Inverse Records

Finland’s Inverse Records and Swedish unorthodox extreme metal band Godhead Machinery have come together to strike a record deal. The full-length album named “Ouroboros” is now slated for release in the autumn 2017.

First single “Praise The Flesh” will drop June 14th, but for now check out an album trailer below. Band founder Robert “Kail” Karlsson (Misericordia) comments on the new record deal:

“We are very honored that Inverse believe in our tunes and our cause against the malevolent order that rules today! This collaboration will be the fuel that we need to keep focusing on the analyses of the world and on our music.”

Joni Kantoniemi from Inverse Records adds: “The first time I heard Godhead Machinery’s tunes, I was spellbound by the extraordinary atmosphere they can create. I am extremely excited with our cooperation.”

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The Magik Way Releasing “Ananke” DVD

On May 12th (11th in Italy) Sad Sun Music will present a limited edition DVD titled “Ananke” by Italian cult and esoteric band The Magik Way. Check out the trailer below. Sad Sun Music also had this to say:

“‘Ananke’ is an opus that sees the extraordinary presence of the medium and anthropologist Alexandra Rendhell who delineates the steps of this amazing and obscure walk through 8 chapters of ritual music, alchemy, hermeticism and esoterism.

“The DVD will be released in an A5 digipack edition limited to 333 hand-numbered copies via Sad Sun Music and distributed by My Kingdom Music.”

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Lyric Video For New Song “New Horizon” Issued By Lost In Grey

Finnish theatrical metal act Lost In Grey released a lyric video for the new song “New Horizon.” The song appears on the debut album “The Grey Realms,” which drops on March 3rd via NoiseArt Records.

The story of “The Grey Realms” is as important as the music itself. Divided into three chapters, not unlike the classical stage play, Lost In Grey knit a complex story about Lillian, a woman trying to escape the cruelty in the world and getting to a paradise-like place, ‘The Grey Realms.’

Telling the story, Harri Koskela (also keyboard), Emily Leone (also violin) and lyricist Anne Lill Rajala play the characters within the story and bring a very own touch to it through their diverse voice talents. Witness the unbelievable talent of each and every one band member in three acts, making this extraordinary debut album a diverse and at the same time unique experience.

The track listing for the album is:

1. Waltz Of Lillian
2. Road To Styx
3. Dark Skies (see music video here)
4. Revelation
5. The Order
6. New Horizon
7. The Grey Realms
8. Silence Falls

Check out “New Horizon” here:

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Crest Of Darkness Reveals New Album “Welcome The Dead”

My Kingdom Music and Crest Of Darkness today reveal details on “Welcome The Dead,” the ninth studio release (and 7th full-length) from Norwegian black metal band Crest Of Darkness.

The album is set to hit the streets on the 2nd of December in both CD and digital formats, as well as a double LP format which will feature a special bonus track.

Recorded at MLP Studio by Nils H. Mæhlum and mastered at the Kvålsonic Lab by Tom Kvålsvoll, the nine-track album promises to be the heaviest, darkest, and most introspective album in the band’s twenty plus year history.

The artwork for “Welcome the Dead” features the extraordinary Zombie Foetus sculptures created by Italian artist Andrea Falaschi.

1. Welcome The Dead
2. Chosen By The Devil
3. Scourged And Crucified
4. My Black Bride
5. Borrowed Life
6. The Almighty
7. Memento Mori
8. The Noble Art
9. Katharsis

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Members Of Pagan’s Mind, Secret Sphere And Symphony X Form Shadowspell

Frontiers Music Srl is pleased to announce the singing of Shadowspell, a new melodic metal act born from a collaboration between Italian guitarist/songwriter Aldo Lonobile (Secret Sphere) and vocalist Nils K. Rue (Pagan’s Mind).

Lonobile is best known for his extraordinary work with power/progressive stalwarts Secret Sphere. Throughout the world, Nils K. Rue has become a household name, having traversed the globe with Norwegian progressive metal giants Pagan’s Mind.
The two musicians met for the first time in 2003 during the ProgPower USA in Atlanta, when Pagan’s Mind and Secret Sphere were both featured on the roster. They forged a friendship that has lasted the last 13 years, leading to the creation of songs between performances and writing duties for their respective main bands.

The rest of the super group line-up features Symphony X bassist Mike LePond, ex-Gamma Ray/ex-Helloween/ex-MasterPlan drummer Uli Kusch and former bandmate of Lonobile in Secret Sphere, Antonio Agate (ex- Odd Dimension).

The concept caught the attention of Frontiers Music srl President, Serafino Perugino and went from being just an idea on paper and a few demos to the birth of Shadowspell!

Aldo Lonobile says that “everytime Nils sings, he amazes me! The ideas we are working on are superb. The result will be a melodic metal album featuring lots of orchestrations, great solos and riffs and killer melodies. You can hear old Queensrÿche, Official Yngwie Malmsteen and Savatage influences! Be ready for a melodic metal jewel. I am very grateful to Frontiers for the chance to release this work which I am extremely proud of!”

“I am really stoked about this,” says singer Nils K. Rue. “Some of the lyrics and melody lines I laid down on the demo songs we wrote over the years are really personal to me and I put my full heart into them. Between work with Pagan’s Mind, Eidolon and other projects, the Shadowspell songs were a way to let out the real emotional part of me. Often recorded alone in my home studio, just before sunrise while in a very creative and intense mood, it mirrors the real me in a right way. It was like: I could come home heartbroken, with no one to talk to. So I started to record my emotions right there on Aldo’s tracks only to put the whole thing on the shelf the next day, leaving it there for years. I couldn’t think of anyone better to write emotional and heavy music with than Aldo, he’s my soul brother musically and his compositions give me goosebumps.”

Stay tuned for information on the band’s debut release.

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Amorphis To Host Fan Q&A Session On YouTube

The Finnish masters of melancholic progressive metal from Amorphis will partake in a live Q&A with fans next Thursday, September 3, 2015.

Fans can visit the band’s Youtube channel here that day at 9 am PDT / Noon EDT / 6 pm CEST to participate in the chat, or submit their questions via the wall of the band’s Facebook page by Wednesday, September 2.

New Amorphis album “Under The Red Cloud” (reviewed here) was produced by the renowned Jens Bogren and features artwork by the extraordinary Valnoir Mortasonge. The album also includes special guest appearances from Chrigel Glanzmann (Eluvetie), Martin Lopez (ex-Opeth) and Aleah Stanbridge (Trees Of Eternity).

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Oppression Releasing “Scars 1988-1990” Compilation

Xtreem Music will soon release a compilation of early demos and EPs from Oppression, with the label commenting:

“Not many people actually knows about the existence of this extraordinary Finnish band called Oppression that lived between 1987-1992 and recorded 4 demos and a 7” EP, but the fact that they never reached a big audience doesn’t mean they’re not an outstanding band! Never is it too late to discover a great band!

“Xtreem Music is rescuing these recordings and will release them on a CD entitled ‘Scars 1988-1990’ containing 10 songs (clocking 65 min.) with songs taken from their demos and 7” EP. The music Oppression played was a killer thrash metal pretty much inspired by Infernal Majesty, Dark Angel, & Hobbs Angel Of Death that later developed into a more technical and progressive style, that still retaning the mentioned influences, also adopted inspiration from acts like Mekong Delta, Coroner, and Death Row.

“The release date for ‘Scars 1988-1990’ is set for March 20th and in the meantime, you can listen to an advance track below.”

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