Sigh Reveals New Album, “Heir To Despair” Release Date, Premieres Track With Phil Anselmo

Japanese avant garde metal legends Sigh has revealed that their latest album, “Heir To Dispair” will be released on November 16th through Candlelight/Spinefarm Records. The band has also premiered a new song, “Homo Homini Lupus” featuring Down/Superjoint/ex Pantera vocalist Phil Anselmo, which can be heard when pre-ordering the album here.

While the previous album “Graveward” (2015) was rather symphonic orchestral stuff, “Heir to Despair” is pointing at the completely opposite direction. Heavily inspired by old crazy progressive bands like Brainticket, Embryo, Agitation Free, Between, Gentle Giant, Os Mutantes, Modulo 1000, Black Widow, etc.,”Heir to Despair” turned out to be a heavy, psychedelic and exotic album filled with vintage keyboards and flute.

“Homo Homini Lupus” is the first track to be shared from the record featuring guest vocals from Phil Anselmo. Vocalist Mirai Kawashima comments,

“Homo Homini Lupus” is one of the fastest and the simplest tracks on “Heir to Despair”. Don’t expect other songs to sound like this. “Homo Homini Lupus” means “Man is wolf to man” in Latin. Thomas Hobbes referred to this verb to describe how men would act in the state of nature before we were civilized. The world shown in “The Walking Dead” series should be the best example of what we truly are. Men become wolves, or should I say men are wolves in their real nature. Look what our ancestors did during the wartime! Look what our ancestors did during famine! We have own wolves inside.”

Mirai met Phil 20 years ago when they were both in US death metal band, Necrophagia adding, “it is a great honor for us to finally have him on our album! He added a great atmosphere to the song with his very deep voices! It should be VERY easy for you to tell which parts were sung by Phil”.

What the band describes with this album is the world through the eyes of madness. Yes, the album is about insanity. Music on the album is varied as a mad man’s thoughts. It starts with psychedelic and exotic “Aletheia” but the following “Homo Homini Lupus” is rather a straightforward thrashy song with the typical Sigh twist. “In Memories Delusional” is a brutal tune with heavy Asian touches, which must be an new experience for everybody, while “Heresy Trilogy” is the representation of pure madness and insanity with lots of crazy stuff going on, which has nothing to do with metal at all. The album ends with the title track, which is a 10 minutes long progressive epic song.

It should be nothing surprising for Sigh fans, but the album got everything from extreme metal, 60’s / 70’s rock, jazz, classical, world music, dub, and noise. The music styles it covers are as wide as the world through the eyes of madness.

Also “Heir to Despair” can be taken as Sigh’s first attempt to intentionally take in Japanese / Asian musical feel. Mirai used some Japanese traditional singing techniques and the ex-Estradasphere Shamisen (the Japanese traditional instrument) master, Kevin Kmetz is featured on several songs. Moreover, 90% of the lyrics are in Japanese, which never happened on the past Sigh albums.

The album was mixed by a Canadian engineer, Phil Anderson, and mastered by Maor Appelbaum, who has worked with a lot of great artists such as Faith No More, Yes and Yngwie Malmsteen to name a few. Phil and Maor have a perfect combination and they have worked together on many projects. Thanks to them, “Heir to Despair” turned out the heaviest Sigh album.

The cover artwork, which exactly fits the concept of the album, was again drawn by Eliran Kantor. Eliran did the artworks for the past Sigh albums such as “Scenes from Hell” (2010) and “In Somniphobia” (2012).

Mirai adds, “I just suggested to Eliran that the album is about insanity and gave him some Japanese psychotropic drug advertisement from the 60s / 70s, which I love, to show him what kind of artwork I wanted. The result was perfect. The woman on the artwork looks ostensibly happy but the plant she’s watering is withering, and her room looks like a mess. This is what true insanity is about. This is what true horror is about. These days people are trying to pretend to be as happy as possible on SNS, but what kind of darkness do they have in their mind? You cannot draw the line between sanity and insanity any more.”

“Heir to Despair” tracklisting:

1. Aletheia
2. Homo Homini Lupus
3. Hunters Not Horned
4. In Memories Delusional

Heresy Trilogy

5. Heresy I: Oblivium
6. Heresy II: Acosmism
7. Heresy III: Sub Specie Aeternitatis

8. Hands of the String-puller
9. Heir to Despair.

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Chthonic Posts New Video, “Millenia’s Faith Undone” Online

Chthonic, the Taiwanese metal band recognized with its unique signature of performance, is to release an all new album, “Battlefields Of Asura,” on October 10th, the first new music since 2013’s full-length album, “Butik.” A video for the song “Millennia’s Faith Undone” can be found below.

According to Chthonic, the new album depicts the adventure of deities in Taiwan through eleven songs carrying messages about resistance, freedom and fraternity. The journey is full of hostility, adversary, impregnable fortresses and desires but also inspires infinite courage to search for eternal wisdom. Anyone deeply touched by this album will eventually realize that it is the origin of all thrilling epic stories portrayed in the past albums. This album sounds like gods versus devils and fights among evil spirits on the surface; however, everyone can feel the empathy of fury, grief and even strength of resurgence from the lyrics.

When asked why the band names the new album “Battlefields Of Asura,” Doris, the spokesperson of Chthonic, states, “This album is the prologue of the albums released in the past and was inspired by and dedicated to the activists of Taiwan’s first modern political reform movement back in 1920s.”

Pre-orders on CD and vinyl are available now. The album marks the first vinyl released by Chthonic since its formation. Pre-order of album box set is also available in Taiwan, Japan, Singapore and Hong Kong which includes the album, T-shirt and caps, thematic candle glass, rosary plus 7″ vinyl collaboration single of Chthonic and Denise Ho.

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Krisiun Premiere New NSFW Music Video “Devouring Faith”

Krisiun premiere a new NSFW music video for their track “Devouring Faith” which you can stream below. Cléver Cardoso helmed the video, which comes from the group’s eleventh full-length release, “Scourge Of The Enthroned“.

“Scourge Of The Enthroned” will be out on September 07th via Century Media.

Speaking of the video itself, Krisiun comment:

“We would like to invite you all to check out our new video for ‘Devouring Faith‘, taken from our upcoming album ‘Scourge Of The Enthroned‘! The video came out as brutal as the song itself! The whole atmosphere is very dark and intense, pretty much based on old horror movies. Expect a relentless mix of carnage and terror, perfectly fitting the vicious thrashing vibe of ‘Devouring Faith‘! If you are into horror and death metal, don’t miss it!”

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Monte Pittman reveals details for two new albums, ‘Better or Worse’ and ‘Between the Space’

– July 17th, 2018 –

Launches two new singles “Evidence” and “Depth Perception”; announces USA tour with Sebastian Bach

There are great guitarists, great vocalists and great songwriters, but Monte Pittman is one of the elite few who can truly lay claim to all three titles – and on August 31st, he once again raises the stakes with two new solo albums: Better Or Worse and Between The Space . Monte comments:

“The album ‘Between The Space‘ is a heavy album that gets straight to the point as soon as it starts. The theme is about connection, alignment, and what divides those things. As always when I write, my goal is coming up with the material that fits in my live show. I did everything on these albums. I wrote it all, I played every instrument, I recorded it, and I mixed it. The only thing I didn’t do was the artwork (by Aaron Lea) and mastering (by Alan Douches). It was a challenge having so many tasks. It was a luxury being able to take the time and get everything just how I wanted it. It was a learning experience, and it was a lot of fun making it.

The album ‘Better Or Worse‘ is an acoustic album but it feels like a heavy album. The theme is about being attached to something or being unattached. It could be an idea or a thought process. The softest part of the album has the heaviest lyrics. It builds instrumentally as the album progresses. I wanted the tone of each track to be a little different from each other. ‘Better Or Worse‘ and ‘Between The Space‘ both mirror each other and they are polar opposites. The idea is to have something there for the people who like my heavy music, something for the people who like my acoustic music, and something for the people who like the variety of both.”

For a preview of both albums, please visit: metalblade.com/montepittman – where the new singles “Depth Perception” (from Better Or Worse ) and “Evidence” (from Between The Space ) can be streamed, and the records can be pre-ordered on CD.

“‘Evidence’ is the opening track off ‘Between The Space,’” Monte adds. “This is a great introduction to the album. It has a little bit of everything I’ve done up until now and taken it a few steps further.
‘Depth Perception’ is also the opening track off ‘Better Or Worse‘. I wanted this album, and especially this song in particular, to be acoustic but feel like a heavy album.”


Between The Space track-listing
1. Evidence
2. Ominous / Hope
3. Changing of the Guard
4. Between the Space
5. Once Upon a Time
6. Equal Temperament
7. Reverse Magnetism
8. Beguiling


Better Or Worse track-listing
1. Depth Perception
2. Have Faith
3. Turning Retrograde
4. Better or Worse
5. The Right Words
6. Whose Side Are You On?
7. Torchbearer
8. Witch Trials

In support of Between The Space and Better Or Worse , Monte will join Sebastian Bach on the road this fall across the USA. See below for all dates!

Monte Pittman tour dates
w/ Sebastian Bach, One Bad Son

Sept. 26 – The Oriental Theater – Denver, CO
Sept. 27 – The Mesa Theater – Grand Junction, CO
Sept. 28 – The Commonwealth Room – South Salt Lake, UT
Sept. 30 – BLK Live – Scottsdale, AZ
Oct. 2 – Jake’s Backroom – Lubbock, TX
Oct. 3 – The Rock Box – San Antonio, TX
Oct. 5 – IDL Ballroom – Tulsa, OK
Oct. 6 – Canton Hall – Dallas, TX
Oct. 7 – White Oak Music Hall – Houston, TX
Oct. 9 – Riot Room – Kansas City, MO
Oct. 10 – The Royal Grove – Lincoln, NE
Oct. 12 – Mercy Lounge – Nashville, TN
Oct. 13 – Trixie’s Entertainment Complex – Louisville, KY
Oct. 14 – Bogart’s – Cincinnati, OH
Oct. 16 – Jergel’s Rhythm Grille – Warrendale, PA
Oct. 18 – The Stone Pony – Ashbury Park, NJ
Oct. 19 – Aura – Portland, ME
Oct. 20 – Wally’s – Hampton Beach, NH
Oct. 21 – Gramercy Theatre – New York, NY
Oct. 24 – Chameleon Club – Lancaster, PA
Oct. 25 – The State Theatre – Falls Church – Falls Church, VA
Oct. 26 – Boathouse Live – Newport News, VA
Oct. 27 – Tarheel – Jacksonville, NC
Oct. 28 – The Senate at Tin Roof – Columbia, SC
Oct. 30 – 37 Main – Buford, GA
Oct. 31 – The Foundation Performing Arts & Conference Center – Spindale, NC
Nov. 2 – The Plaza Live – Orlando, FL
Nov. 3 – State Theatre – St. Petersburg – St. Petersburg, FL

Monte Pittman online:
http://www.montepittman.com
https://www.facebook.com/MontePittman
https://www.youtube.com/MontePittmanMusic
https://soundcloud.com/montepittman
https://twitter.com/montepittman
https://www.instagram.com/montepittman
https://montepittman.bandpage.com
https://myspace.com/montepittman

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FaithXtractor Debut New Song “Death Deserving” From Upcoming New Album “Proverbial Lambs to the Ultimate Slaughter”

Cincinnati death metal band FaithXtractor debut a new song entitled “Death Deserving”, taken from their upcoming new album “Proverbial Lambs to the Ultimate Slaughter”, which will be out in stores July 27th via Hells Headbangers.

Check out now “Death Deserving” below.

Proverbial Lambs to the Ultimate Slaughter by FAITHXTRACTOR

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Rings Of Saturn Guitarist & Drummer Exit The Band Due To Lack Of Recognition For Songwriting Credit

Rings Of Saturn officially parted ways with two members this weekend with the departures of guitarist, Miles Dimitri Baker and drummer Aaron Stechauner having been officially announced past weekend.

Say Rings Of Saturn in a statement:

“We wish both Aaron and Miles the best with their departure from Rings of Saturn and all their endeavors with Interloper. Interloper will be releasing an album in the future so we urge everyone to check them out!

For Ragefest we will be bringing back our good friend, and past Rings of Saturn guitarist, Joel Omans on guitar, along with the super shredder Yo Onityan from Japan! We feel that having two amazing guitarists shred up the stage will greatly add to the live performance of the band moving forward. Mike Caputo (Desecrate the Faith) will be tearing up the kit for Ragefest so please give him a warm welcome as well!

With Joel Omans back on board, working with Lucas Mann, we feel that we can really get back to our roots with the direction of the next Rings of Saturn album revisiting what made all our past albums so experimental, heavy, and unique for our listeners.

We have also confirmed the following amazing musicians for guest slots on the next Rings of Saturn album so far with more to come. Charles Caswell (Berried Alive), Yo Onityan, Marco Pitruzzella (Lord Marco), and Dan Watson. In working with all these amazing musicians, we strongly feel that our next album will not only impress new and old fans alike, but will be our best album we put forth yet

Lastly, Lucas Mann will also be coming back on tour with the band on select tours playing either guitar or bass, so stay tuned for future announcements regarding that as they are made available. Most importantly, show some love to all the musicians showing off their incredible talents in the video below that were mentioned in this post!

Big thanks to all of our fans for their continued support of the band, and we look forward to the future”

Miles Dimitri Baker posted the following statement on his departure, in which he explains that a lack of recognition for his writing contributions to the group’s latest effort “Ulta Ulla“ played a part in his decision to exit the band:

“I will no longer be playing with Rings of Saturn.

I would like to start off by saying thank you to all the fans, friends, and great people who have come into my life the past 3 1/2 years. It has been truly a wonderful and humbling experience. I have been so lucky to have seen so many places and learned so much, all because of the people who believed in me and supported me. For that I will always be beyond grateful.

Among a list of things I could touch on involving this situation, there is only one thing I will touch on in this post. The simple fact of the matter is that I wrote the vast majority of Ultu Ulla and that is something I cannot be silent about publicly anymore. Sadly, the amount of writing I did was not made clear or accurate by any means online, in the credits in the booklet itself, or in the form of royalties.

Seeing so many people enjoy Ultu Ulla, share it, be stoked on it, and come out to our shows all over the world to hear us play it means the world to me. Each and every one of you made the hundreds of hours of writing, recording, filming, stress, sleepless nights, and emotion put into this record more worth it than I could have ever imagined.

From the fans, my friends, my family, the people behind the scenes at Nuclear Blast, to the companies who have been with me from the beginning, you guys all rule!!! Lastly, it is now time for Interloper to finish this record and get out on the road for you all. This album is going to be killer! We have grown so much as individuals and as a band that this album is going to have been absolutely worth the wait.

It won’t be long until I see all the awesome fans and friends again out on the road. I will be continuing to put out new videos, teaching Skype lessons, and interacting with all the fans. I am also very much looking forward to touring with Interloper as well as myself touring in other bands too if anyone is interested. ??

The wheels are in motion and when one chapter ends, another begins.
I love you all. Again, thank you for positively changing my life forever. See you all soon!”

Adds ex-drummer Aaron Stechauner:

“Hello everyone! I am also announcing that I will no longer be a member of Rings of Saturn. A lot of what I would have to say is along the same lines as what Miles has said, but hey! We’re in a similar boat. I’m happy to have spent the last four and a half years of my life meeting a lot of amazing fans and making some of the best friends I could ever say I have.

There is so much I could say in regards to why I have to remove myself from this situation. What I will say, though, is that as much as I have enjoyed playing shows and ripping it on stage with the band, the amount of mental health deterioration I’ve experienced in my time with the band has simply come too far.

I don’t need to go on about the specifics of what happens behind closed doors; needless to say, the reputation of the band precedes itself. You all know how things go, and you all have your own experiences to rely on in judging how you feel about Rings of Saturn.

Moving forward, expect to continue to see me flipping sticks and fucking shit up on the kit. You’re going to be hearing a lot of new @interloperofficialgram and @brazentide, as well as a lot of music and videos from myself as an individual, and any band that I end up finding myself working with.

Thank you all for your continual support ? I hope nothing but success for Ian Bearer and the band’s front of house Alex Kendrick.”

I will no longer be playing with Rings of Saturn. I would like to start off by saying thank you to all the fans, friends, and great people who have come into my life the past 3 1/2 years. It has been truly a wonderful and humbling experience. I have been so lucky to have seen so many places and learned so much, all because of the people who believed in me and supported me. For that I will always be beyond grateful. Among a list of things I could touch on involving this situation, there is only one thing I will touch on in this post. The simple fact of the matter is that I wrote the vast majority of Ultu Ulla and that is something I cannot be silent about publicly anymore. Sadly, the amount of writing I did was not made clear or accurate by any means online, in the credits in the booklet itself, or in the form of royalties. Seeing so many people enjoy Ultu Ulla, share it, be stoked on it, and come out to our shows all over the world to hear us play it means the world to me. Each and every one of you made the hundreds of hours of writing, recording, filming, stress, sleepless nights, and emotion put into this record more worth it than I could have ever imagined. From the fans, my friends, my family, the people behind the scenes at Nuclear Blast, to the companies who have been with me from the beginning, you guys all rule!!! Lastly, it is now time for Interloper to finish this record and get out on the road for you all. This album is going to be killer! We have grown so much as individuals and as a band that this album is going to have been absolutely worth the wait. It won’t be long until I see all the awesome fans and friends again out on the road. I will be continuing to put out new videos, teaching Skype lessons, and interacting with all the fans. I am also very much looking forward to touring with Interloper as well as myself touring in other bands too if anyone is interested. ?? The wheels are in motion and when one chapter ends, another begins. I love you all. Again, thank you for positively changing my life forever. See you all soon!

Ein Beitrag geteilt von Miles Dimitri Baker (@milesdimitribaker) am

Hello everyone! I am also announcing that I will no longer be a member of Rings of Saturn. A lot of what I would have to say is along the same lines as what Miles has said, but hey! We’re in a similar boat. I’m happy to have spent the last four and a half years of my life meeting a lot of amazing fans and making some of the best friends I could ever say I have. There is so much I could say in regards to why I have to remove myself from this situation. What I will say, though, is that as much as I have enjoyed playing shows and ripping it on stage with the band, the amount of mental health deterioration I’ve experienced in my time with the band has simply come too far. I don’t need to go on about the specifics of what happens behind closed doors; needless to say, the reputation of the band precedes itself. You all know how things go, and you all have your own experiences to rely on in judging how you feel about Rings of Saturn. Moving forward, expect to continue to see me flipping sticks and fucking shit up on the kit. You’re going to be hearing a lot of new @interloperofficialgram and @brazentide, as well as a lot of music and videos from myself as an individual, and any band that I end up finding myself working with. Thank you all for your continual support ?? I hope nothing but success for Ian Bearer and the band’s front of house Alex Kendrick.

Ein Beitrag geteilt von Aaron Stechauner (@stechauner) am

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Baptists Premiere New Track “Victim Service” From Upcoming New Album “Beacon Of Faith”

Another new Baptists song titled “Victim Service has been premiered from the band’s upcoming album, “Beacon Of Faith“, which will be in stores next Friday, May 25th, on Southern Lord.

Says the group’s guitarist Danny Marshall of it:

“From a songwriting standpoint, I think it is about as rock ‘n’ roll as we could get. I wanted to see if we could get away with doing a tune with this kind of mid-paced feel. The last riff in the song is a total John Reis-style riff attempt – his songs have always had a huge influence on the songwriting in this band, and to me that shines through more on this song than anything else on this record.”

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Corrosive Premiere New Video For “Taste The Pain” From Latest Album “Lucifer Gave The Faith”

Marburg based death metallers Corrosive premiere a new video for “Taste The Pain”, taken from their latest album “Lucifer Gave The Faith”, out in stores now.

Check out now “Taste The Pain” below.

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Corrosive Premiere “Lucifer Gave The Faith” Lyric Video

The new Corrosive album “Lucifer Gave The Faith” is available since December 8th. For the title track a lyric video has been debuted below. The album contains 10 songs with a playing time of 45 minutes of first-class death metal, Scandinavian and American style with a dash of melody and brutality.

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Corrosive Debut New Video For “Leftovers” From Upcoming New Album “Lucifer Gave The Faith”

The new Corrosive album is just around the corner! “Lucifer Gave The Faith” will be released on December 8th and will feature 10 songs with a playtime of 45 minutes. As a foretaste, the guys have now released a first track on YouTube called “Leftovers”. This comes as a very special “Bathroom” video, which the band spontaneously recorded on September 9th this year at the wedding of their former drummer and which is just too terrific to be unseen.

“Lucifer Gave The Faith” features first-class Death Metal with a dash of melody and brutality. The album was recorded at the Becker Studios in Marburg/Gießen and Andre Skopko is responsible for the mastering. A regular video clip is still in production and will soon be unleashed on mankind.

Tracklist:

1. Intro
2. Taste the Pain
3. At the Devils door
4. My need to kill
5. Crown of Bones
6. Leftovers
7. Zombie Apocalypse
8. My eternal hatred
9. Dead hate living
10. Lucifer gave the Faith

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