Bast Premiere New Song “Far Horizons” From Upcoming New Album “Nanoångström”

English blackened doom Bast premiere a new song entitled “Far Horizons”, taken from their upcoming new album “Nanoångström”, which will be out in stores November 23rd via Bandcamp.

Check out now “Far Horizons” below.

Nanoångström by Bast

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Lyric Video For New Song “What’s Behind The Fields” Available From Kaipa

Legendary Swedish progressive rockers Kaipa, led by mastermind Hans Lundin, released another new song from the new studio album “Children of the Sounds,” expected for release on September 22nd via InsideOut Music. Check out the lyric video for “What’s Behind The Fields” in the player below.

Hans comments: “I think we all want to explore what’s behind the fields. Sometimes we take that trip and sometimes it’s just a journey to a place somewhere in our rare and open minds.”

The track listing for the album is as follows:

1. Children of the Sounds 11:31 (see lyric video here)
2. On The Edge of New Horizons 17:10
3. Like A Serpentine 12:52
4. The Shadowy Sunlight 6:57
5. What’s Behind The Fields 9:31

Check out “What’s Behind The Fields” here:

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European Tour Dates Announced By Souls Of Diotima

Italian symphonic metal act Souls Of Diotima proudly announced the first leg of the “Gold & The New Horizons” European Tour for January 2017.

The tour comes in support of the latest concept album “The Sorceress Reveals – Atlantis,” which was issued back in June via Rockshots Records.

Confirmed dates and venues are as follows:

19.01.17 – St Georgen – Fumreif – AUS
20.01.17. – Trimmelkam – Sakog – AUS
21.01.17 – Velika Plan – Drum Club – SER
23.01.17 – Pit – Bellinzona – SWI
24.01.17 – Smile Cafè – Liege – BE
25.01.17 – Rodewisch – Ars-Vitae – GER
26.01.17 – The Cave – Amsterdam – NL
27.01.17 – B52 – Eernegem – BE
28.01.17. – L’Excalibur – Reims – FR
29.01.17 – The One – Milan – IT

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UrielRaka Splits With Cold Raven, New Vocalist Revealed

Melodic obscure black metallers Cold Raven has parted ways with singer UrielRaka. Vocal duties will now be covered by Damien. The updated line-up will take part in European tour next December. More information is expected soon.

Cold Raven is currently writing new material for the next album! The album will represent an evolution in the band’s songwriting, though confirming the style shown in the previous work.

Formed in 2013, Cold Raven released the debut full length album “Equilibrium & Chaos” in 2014 via Sliptrick Records. The band’s sound is influenced by the black metal scene in the early ‘90s as well by the bands that followed and contributed to open the horizons of the genre.

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Skan Issues Recording Update

Joseph Merino of U.S. metal outfit Skan just issued this update from MicroMega Recording Studio:

“Things may have seemed quiet this past year, but far from the such it has been. Final recordings for the year of Škan have begun with the drums tracks finished over the course of this weekend. Bass and guitars will soon begin, followed by vocals. After the mix and mastering are complete, it will mark 5 Škan releases for this year with Ván Records.

“On a personal note, this will bring a very long chapter to a close, opening another to further horizons. It has been a very long and tedious path thus far, and I honestly can express that it has been real and worth it. I am grateful to have worked, as well as currently working with some phenomenal people along the way. How the tribe grows. So many thanks to give. So much so I could not possibly name the many here. So in the present, from the past, and into the future we sail.

“Thanks to all. Though from a distance the fire is hard to see at times, how brilliant and vast does it glow, ever more so. See you fuckers soon.”

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Saille Recruits New Guitarist Collin Boone

Belgian symphonic black metal group Saille just checked in with this update about a change in guitarist:

“Much to our regrets, our guitarist Jonathan is leaving Saille. Surely we’re sad about this…. No spectacular story behind this, no fights or disagreements: After years of faithful service to Saille, Jonathan is longing to explore other horizons with his musical skills. Nothing more, nothing less and of course we will keep an eye on his future endeavours.

“As a logic result of our previous announcement, we have to introduce you to our new guitarist. We welcome Collin Boone in our midst, a young trooper with a history in Asatru and Herfst. We are thrilled to have this highly talented guy in the band and besides that, we found out he knows how to party, to make us laugh and to top it off, he likes a beer or two. He will share the stage with us for the first time at Summer Breeze!”

If you love symphonic black metal but haven’t heard Saille yet, do yourself a favor and check out this criminally unknown band. The track “Carcosa” even made the heavy metal listening playlist for my sci-fi horror novella “Empty.”

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The Foreshadowing Streaming “Fall Of Heroes”

On July 29th, Italian gothic doom metallers The Foreshadowing will release fourth full-length album, “Seven Heads Ten Horns,” via Metal Blade Records in North America. For a preview of the album, check out “Fall Of Heroes” below.

Produced and recorded by The Foreshadowing at Outer Sound Studios, “Seven Heads Ten Horns” was mixed and mastered at Hertz Studio (Poland) by Slawek and Wojtek Wieslawski and features artwork by Siro Anton (Septicflesh).

1. Ishtar
2. Fall Of Heroes
3. Two Horizons
4. New Babylon
5. Lost Soldiers
6. 17
7. Until We Fail
8. Martyrdom
9. Nimrod (I – The Eerie Tower, II – Omelia, III – Collapse, V – Inno al Dolore)

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Dreamer/Deceiver Posts “Disconnect” Lyric Video

Toronto/Ottawa-based metal band, Dreamer/Deceiver, just released new single “Disconnect” today. Check out a lyric video for the track below.

Dreamer/Deceiver debuted in January 2014 and released debut EP, “Generations,” through We Are Triumphant. The EP was recorded, produced, mixed and engineered by Horizons’ guitarist, Doug Meadows and can be streamed in full over at this location.

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Celestial Immunity Posts “Beyond Oblivion” Album Online For Streaming

Greek metal band Celestial Immunity has made the full “Beyond Oblivion” album online for streaming, which features guest guitarist Marios Iliopoulos (Nightrage). The full-length release can be picked up at Bandcamp here, and the track listing is as follows:

1. Beyond Oblivion 05:17
2. Spit the Death 04:03
3. Hatred 03:50
4. Illusive Images 02:43
5. Starless Horizons (instrumental) 01:32
6. Suicidal Generation 04:02
7. War in the Shade 04:31
8. The End of Human Domination 05:19
9. Nyx (born by Chaos) 05:03

Beyond Oblivion by Celestial Immunity

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Clip Of 20th Anniversary DVD “Angels Cry” Released By Angra

Brazil metal legends Angra, now fronted by Rhapsody of Fire vocalist Fabio Lione, released a clip of the band performing “Angels Cry” at the big 20th Anniversary event held in the band’s home country some months ago. The clip is part of the upcoming DVD/Blu-ray/2CD Live release “Angel’s Cry – 20th Anniversary Tour,” which is set for release on January 31st via earMusic.

With the special concert in their hometown Sao Paulo and an incredible live show, Angra celebrated the 20th anniversary of their 1993 debut album “Angels Cry” on August 25th, 2013. Joined by Fabio Lione (Rhapsody of Fire, Vision Divine, ex-Kamelot) on vocals, the Brazilian melodic metal band performed their debut almost in its entirety, adding on top a couple of fan favourites as well as songs from their most recent recordings for a over 20 songs containing setlist.

The track list for the release is as follows:

DVD:

1. Angels Cry
2. Nothing to Say
3. Waiting Silence
4. Lisbon
5. Time
6. Millennium Sun
7. Winds of Destination
8. Gentle Change
9. The Voice Commanding You
10. Late Redemption
11. Silence and Distance
12. Reaching Horizons
13. Unholy Wars / Caça e Caçador
14. A Monster in Her Eyes
15. Make Believe
16. No Pain for the Dead
17. Stand Away
18. Wuthering Heights
19. Evil Warning
20. Unfinished Allegro
21. Carry On
22. Rebirth
23. The Sails Of Charon (Scorpions cover)
24. In Excelsis
25. Nova Era

2CD Audio:

1. Angels Cry
2. Nothing to Say
3. Waiting Silence
4. Lisbon
5. Time
6. Gentle Change
7. Late Redemption
8. Silence and Distance
9. Reaching Horizons
10. Stand Away
11. Wuthering Heights
12. Unfinished Allegro/Carry On
13. Rebirth
14. In Excelsis
15. Nova Era

Check out “Angel’s Cry” here:

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