Melted Space Issues Track Listing And Cover Art For “Darkening Light” – Album Due In February Through Sensory Records

As Sensory Records prepares for the February release of Darkening Light, the latest full-length opus by French metal opera collective, Melted Space, the album’s track listing and cover art has been posted.

Darkening Light Track Listing:

1. The Void Before
2. Newborns
3. The Meaning of this Place
4. From the Beginning to the End
5. The Dawn of Man (I’m Alive!)
6. Trust in Me
7. Regrets
8. Man and Future
9. Missing Creed
10. Fallen World

Melted Space’s Darkening Light features very immersive artwork, perfectly reflecting the atmosphere of this new opus, centered on the creation of the world and the rejection of the gods by Man, created by Adrien Bousson. Darkening Light was recorded and mixed in France by François-Maxime Boutault and mastered by Alan Douches at West West Side Music in New York, with additional contributions recorded abroad in Czech Republic, Sweden, Norway, Greece, and the United States between June and September 2017.

Darkening Light will see worldwide release through Laser’s Edge division Sensory Records, on February 16th, 2018. The album will be issued on all digital platforms, on CD, and with an extended double-LP pressing which features exclusive bonus material, which will be disclosed in the days ahead.

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Gorgon Debut New Single “Ishassara” From Upcoming New 2018 Album

‘Ishassara’ is a short and tragic story written by Gorgon founder and vocalist Paul Thureau, taking place in ancient Crete: it’s the story of a tortured man who has lived a life in pain, regrets and guilt, and who starts giving all his love and devotion to a goddess (Ishassara) asking her for peace of mind and soul.

Recorded at Hybreed Studios, produced by Jussi Kulomaa and mastered by Jaakko Viitalähde, ‘Ishassara’ is the first song released by the French band since 2016’s Titanomachy album and a track that is set to feature on the forthcoming full-length slated for release 2018.

Listen To ‘Ishassara’ below.

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Monument Of Misanthropy Premieres New Track “At Death’s Door” – New Album “Capital Punisher” Out Today

Monument Of Misanthropy‘s new EP titled “Capital Punisher” officially hits stores on CD today, October 31, 2017 and will be released digitally via all major digital-retailers on December 5th, 2017 (Krampus Night). Physical orders and exclusive bundles for “Capital Punisher” are available via BigCartel HERE.

Like on the Austrian/French brutal death metal maniacs’ critically acclaimed pre-decessor and full-length debut “Anger Mismanagement”, French drum-wizard Romain Goulon (Necrophagist, ex-Benighted) is providing studio-drums. Except on band’s cover version of The Faceless’ track “Prison Born”, for which David Diepold (ex-Benighted) delivered his amazing session work.

Today Monument Of Misanthropy has dropped a sinister and erratic new track from the brand new outing, titled “At Death’s Door”, which can be streamed via YouTube below.

Explains frontman George “Misanthrope” Wilfinger: “‘At Death’s Door’ is an evaluation of our fucked up global political and economic situation and a venomous swan song for humanity. It’s about corruption and the constant misleading of the people, executed by a small group of lobbies for the benefit of an even smaller circle of entrepreneurs that run our entire world to their own innermost needs.”

Adds Wilfinger:

“To sum up, I can say that with our lyrical themes ranging from political and economic corruption, to sickening animal abuse, and the psychological struggles of a misanthropic mass murderer, “Capital Punisher” serves perfectly as 2017’s cataclysmic and cynical soundtrack for a world gone criminally insane. Brutal music for brutal times.”

“Capital Punisher”-track list:

01 Epilogue I 
02 Capital Punisher 
03 Epilogue II 
04 At Death’s Door 
05 Epilogue III 
06 Killing Spree 
07 Pull The Plug (Death – cover version) 
08 Prison Born* (The Faceless – cover version)

“Capital Punisher” arrives in stores on CD today , October 31, 2017 and digitally via all major digital-retailers on December 5th, 2017 (Krampus Night). Physical orders and exclusive bundles for “Capital Punisher” are currently available via BigCartel HERE.

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Sinsaenum Premieres New Lyric Video for “Dead Souls” (Frédéric Duquesne remix)

Sinsaenum, the extreme heat metal project of Frédéric Leclercq and Joey Jordison, have shared the lyric video for “Dead Souls” (Frédéric Duquesne remix). Renowned French producer and musician Frederic Duquesne (Mass Hysteria, guitar) remixed the tune, giving it a new touch.

Watch and listen below.

“‘Dead Souls’ was on the list of songs we originally wanted to do a video for. Turns out we chose ‘Army of Chaos’ and ‘Splendour and Agony’ from our debut instead but we knew that song had a strong potential,” says Frédéric Leclercq.

“When we worked on the conception of Ashes, the EP, we were thinking in threes. We had three new songs, we wanted to re-release the Japanese bonuses for the rest of the world, so we decided to add another song from Echoes… but to spice things up a bit, Stephane and I recorded new solos and asked our good friend Frederic Duquesne to remix the song. He did a fantastic job!”

The original version of the song can be found on Sinsaenum’s debut album “Echoes of the Tortured”.

“The Ashes” EP will be released on November 10 via earMUSIC. It contains over 30 minutes music and features three brand new and EP-exclusive songs.

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Nephren-Ka Premieres Pre-Release Full-Album Stream Of Upcoming New Album “La Grande Guerre de L’Epice”

Nephren-Ka premieres the pre-release full-album stream of the band’s upcoming new album “La Grande Guerre de L’Epice”, which will be out in stores later today via Dolorem Records. La Grande Guerre de L’Epice was mixed and mastered by H.K. Vamacara, and it features artwork by the French artist, Stan W. Decker.

Check out now “La Grande Guerre de L’Epice” in its entirety below.

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New Song “Plus Près De Toi (Closer To You)” Available From Amenra

Belgian heavy music luminaries Amenra shared the centerpiece “Plus près de toi (Closer to You),” the new single from the new album “Mass VI,” coming via Neurot Recordings on October 20th.

About the piece, Colin H. Van Eeckhout comments…”The song is about a profound longing, a sadness you carry within. Solitude. The journey to come closer to the people, and things you loved and you miss. A melancholy hymn. Inspired by a translation of a 19th-century Christian hymn, Nearer To God To Thee. It made sense to write and sing in French. Those words felt like they had more poetic outcome, than the English substitute. By using French and Flemish on this album, I felt like I could keep it a little closer to home, to our hearts. It’s a part of our heritage.”

The track listing for the album is:

1. Children of the Eye
2. Edelkroone
3. Plus près de toi (Closer to you)
4. Spijt
5. A solitary reign
6. Diaken

Check out “Plus près de toi (Closer to You)” here:

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New Album “Extraction” Streaming In Full From Insurrection

Assembled in 2003 to infiltrate, build and destroy, Gatineau, QC’s INSURRECTION is an aural onslaught assaulting witnesses in both languages of French and English. Known for blending calculated technicality with a signature mixture of merciless death metal, the band has emerged to be one of the most prominent Eastern Canadian metal bands.
Annihilating the masses with their three previous full lengths “Prototype” (2013), “Fracture” (2010) and “Prologue” (2009), Ottawa’s Insurrection is ready to once again push the metal to blasphemous levels with the next release “Extraction.” A ten track aberration, ready to shock and blast fans to the next life, the album was produced by Pierre Rémillard at Wild Studio (Cryptopsy, Obliveon, Anonymus, Voivod, Krisiun, Ghoulunatics, Despised Icon, Beneath the Massacre, Gorguts, Martyr).

Slated for release on October 6, 2017 via Galy Records, Insurrection has teamed up with New Noise Mag for the full stream premiere over at this location, or more conveniently in the player below.

“Insurrection is very proud of all the accomplishments we’ve done over the years, and this album is the embodiment of those accomplishments. Enjoy!” says vocalist Stef Jomphe.

The track listing for the album is:

1. System Failure
2. Onward To Extinction
3. Pull The Plug
4. Le Prix à Payer
5. The Eulogy of Hatred
6. Parasite
7. Le Pesant D’Or
8. Misère Noire
9. Assassins
10. Data Extracted … End Transmission w/ guest vocals Bruno Bernier (Obliveon)

Check out the album here:

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Debut Self-Titled EP To Be Released By Lark

Progressive sludge/stoner metal band Lark is set to release the debut, self-titled album on October 31st. The band features former members of Bright Curse and Sail In Between.

Lark is the overdue collaboration of two French brothers, Raph, former guitarist and lead singer of Sail In Between and former bassist of Angher Incorporated and Zach, former drummer of Bright Curse. The elder resides in their native south of France, while the younger moved to London in 2009 to explore the UK music scene.

Zach evolved in the stoner, psyche and hard rock tones in recent years while Raph followed his love for hardcore and prog, but their tastes meet in a rock and metal avalanche of riffs, grooves and all that is heavy. They shared a vision of music that combines massive and textured sound with the groove of their early metal influence.

The two brothers rapidly found ways around the distance between them and started their first creative collaboration at the beginning of 2017. The EP came to life thanks to the help of Robin Mariat of Grey Matter Studio (Lyon, Fr), Chris Painter of Red Roof Sounds (London, Uk), Marco of Marc&Cheese (London, Uk) and Jake Read of Living Room Studios (London, Uk).

The band is set to release their first EP “Lark,” a new blend of metal inspired by Mastodon, Opeth, Gojira, Black Peaks, Russian Circles and more this fall. The D-day is set for Halloween 2017 when the extensive network of VIPs will meet and celebrate at a location not yet disclosed.

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Video Clip For New Song “Feed It” Available From Hellbros

After a great summer of playing festivals such as PouzzaFest, FuseFest and Beau’s OktoberFest, Ottawa, ON’s loud, wild and heavy anthemic rock n’rollers Hellbros has a new music video especially for those 80’s video game lovers… Duck Hunt, Space Invaders anyone..? The video is for the new fist pumping, stage diving single “Feed It” which is slated to be on the upcoming album “Take The Animal,” which the band will record this November with plans to release it in 2018. The song is available as a free download at this location.

“Take The Animal” is the follow up to the 2016 self-titled album debut on French label Bad Reputation, which was a compilation of the two previous self-releases, 2011’s full length album “Good Time Machine” and the 2015 EP “Calling All Giants.”

Frontman Peter Jurt comments on the video: “It’s homage to our love of the 80’s; a bump of sunset strip sleaze with a sprinkle of thrash metal.”

Watch “Feed It” here:

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Igorrr Posts Full Dour Festival Performance Video

Next month, Igorrr – the brainchild of French musician and eclectic composer Gautier Serre – hits the road and bring some chaos to Europe. See below for dates. To get an impression of the live performance of Igorrr, today you check out a full live show that the band performed just recently at the Dour festival.

Gautier Serre comments: “We’re very excited to take the road for almost two months and to play this music all over Europe. Performing this music provokes always very interesting reactions – some people get it, others don’t. While we are deep into it with the band, it’s going to be a strong experience for sure.”

Igorrr released latest full-length album, “Savage Sinusoid,” this past June via Metal Blade Records.

Oct. 1 – Salson – Istanbul, Turkey
Oct. 4 – Gagarin – Tel Aviv, Israel
Oct. 6 – Paloma – Nimes, France
Oct. 7 – Razzmatazz – Barcelona, Spain
Oct. 8 – Caracol – Madrid, Spain
Oct. 9 – Iboat – Bordeaux, France
Oct. 10 – Le Ferrailleur – Nantes, France
Oct. 11 – La Carene – Brest, France
Oct. 13 – Rvlt Festival – Rotterdam, Netherlands
Oct. 14 – Willemeen – Arnhem, Netherlands
Oct. 15 – La Cartonnerie – Reims, France
Oct. 16 – Le 106 – Rouen, France
Oct. 17 – Aeronef – Lille, France
Oct. 19 – Les Trinitaires – Metz, France
Oct. 20 – Rock Your Brain Festival – Selestat, France
Oct. 21 – Make Some Noise Festival – Cannes, France
Oct. 22 – Magnolia – Milano, Italy
Oct. 23 – Cycle Club – Calenzano, Italy
Oct. 25 – Randal – Bratislava, Slovakia
Oct. 26 – Durer Kert – Budapest, Hungary
Oct. 27 – Nova Chmelnice – Praha, Czech Republic
Oct. 28 – Bi Nuu – Berlin, Germany
Oct. 29 – Scheune – Dresden, Germany
Oct. 30 – Logo – Hamburg. Germany
Nov. 1 – Glocksee – Hannover, Germany
Nov. 2 – TBA – Athens, Greece
Nov. 3 – Mixtape 5 – Sofia, Bulgaria
Nov. 4 – GrindWaarpen Festival – Antwerpen, Belgium
Nov. 5 – The Craufurd Arms – Milton, UK
Nov. 7 – The Flapper – Birmingham, UK
Nov. 8 – 02 Academy Islington – London, UK
Nov. 9 – Audio – Glasgow, UK
Nov. 10 – Rebellion – Manchester, UK
Nov. 13 – Rex – Toulouse, France
Nov. 14 – La Cooperative De mai – Clermont-Ferrand, France
Nov. 15 – La Maroquinerie – Paris, France
Nov. 16 – CCO – Lyon, France
Nov. 17 – Wooz Club – Bulach, Switzerland
Nov. 18 – Ebullition – Bulle, Switzerland

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