Creptum Cover Depeche Mode’s “Black Celebration” – New EP “Reborn In Flames” Out

Brazilian black metallers Creptum have posted a cover version of Depeche Mode’s classic “Black Celebration”, which is one of two tracks on the band’s recently released EP “Reborn in Flames” to follow their 2016 album “Of Lies, Curses and Blood” unleashed on Mutilation Records.

Listen to “Black Celebration” (Depeche Mode black metal cover) below.

The band comments:

“We chose to cover this Depeche Mode song because the lyrics are very consistent with our vision plus the music itself is great.”

Once again Creptum presents a complex work, loaded with symbolism and mystery on their new release “Reborn In Flames”.

Vocalist Tanatos (also responsible for the cover art) comments:
“The cover of ‘Reborn In Flames’ is directly linked to the concept of ‘Reborn In Darkness’ lyrics, which addresses the cycle of ascension and fall of the star Sirius, the brightest star of the night sky and loaded with symbolism, guiding elements for many ancient civilizations, and the counterpoint with the sun. In the image used on the cover (a real photo released by NASA), you can see a star in the foreground, having its light dazzled by the brightest star that glistens behind in a sky dense and black: Reborn in the dark, reborn in flames…”

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New EP “Embrace” Announced By Hell Is Other People, Title Song Available For Streaming

Drone. The word itself conjures the image of a bleak, desolate – dare I say – grim landscape, one covered in lakes of tears and forests of trajedy. In the middle of this forsaken purgatory exists the crushing bleakness that is Canadian post-black metal, shoegaze band HELL IS OTHER PEOPLE. Like their namesake, this pentagonal conglomerate of musicians vomit forth a soundtrack befitting the insanity that is mankind.

Building on a foundation of a bleak, droning atmosphere, Hell is Other People juxtapose elements of post black metal and shoe gaze to create an atmosphere that teeters between serene endearment, and crushing bleakness.

Immerse yourself in their brand new EP, “Embrace,” and pray to your false gods that you come out the otherside mentally and physically unscathed. The title track is available below.

The EP is set for release on September 15th via Black Element and features the following track list.

1. Visions
2. Embrace
3. Blossom
4. The Colour Returns

Check out “Embrace” here:

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Angelseed Releases “Dancing With The Ghosts” Music Video

“Dancing With The Ghosts,” the brand new cinematic video from Croatian symphonic metal band Angelseed, can be seen below.

The clip was filmed in Zadar by Igor Goic and Kreathia Studio. The storyline is a slightly twisted exploration on the theme of soul cages. The fundamental idea of the storyboard is based on the five elements philosophy in Japanese Buddhism, known as godai, whose elements are Earth, Water, Fire, Wind, and Void. Opposed to the five elements, there’s a diabolical and materialistic demon queen, the creator of earthly imprisonment.

Drummer Jurica Baljak explains: “It’s a metaphorical journey into the core of personal darkness where each element is found stranded in its own prison. It represents the dichotomy of life and death through the image of acceptance, finding purpose and struggle with demons in search for redemption. This video is about the journey of mankind.”

The “Dancing With The Ghosts” track comes off Angelseed’s “Crimson Dyed Abyss,” which was released in 2015 via Sliptrick Records. Stay tuned for info on a new album, due out in 2018.

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September Mourning Releasing Comic Series

From the stage to the pages of a comic book – created by Top Cow founder/artist Marc Silvestri and musician/singer Emily Lazar, September Mourning is a unique character who lives in multiple worlds and media: a rock band, social media, and now a comic book series.

“September Mourning, Vol. 1” recollects the Kickstarter first comic for the regular market on the heels of the band’s current tour across the U.S. The group will be setting up intimate acoustic shows and signings at comic shops while on tour.

Click here for a full run down of live activity in the coming months. Pre-orders for the comic are also available via Image Comics.

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Mayhem To Use Euronymous Hologram On “De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas” Tour

In recent years, it’s becoming increasingly (and frighteningly) common for dead musicians to be brought back to the stage using holographic technology, with the likes of Michael Jackson, Tupac Shakur, Elvis Presley and even Ronnie James Dio all being seen by live audiences again. While the use of these projections a great deal of debate and controversy, mostly owing to the ethics of using the likenesses of musicians who died before they could give any consent to such use of their image and the argument that the holograms cheapen both the memories of the musicians and the live experience overall, it is nevertheless becoming a more common sight. It has now been revealed that the latest band to use the technology will be Norwegian black metal legends, Mayhem, who will use it to recreate the image of deceased guitarist Øystein “Euronymous” Aarseth.

Mayhem will be hitting the road this year to perform their classic debut full length, “De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas” in full and to mark the occassion, the group has teamed up with Eyellusion, who worked on the Ronnie James Dio hologram to bring back Euronymous and give fans who never got the chance to see him in person the opportunity to do so. No word has been given yet on whether his image will be used for one song or for the whole performance, but it’s sure to be a decision which is divisive among fans.

Aarseth was infamously killed in 1993 at the hands of Burzum mastermind and former bandmate, Varg Vikernes, who performed bass on the “De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas” record. He was given the maximum Norwegian prison sentence of 21 years, but released in 2009.

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King Woman Posts New Track “Shame”

Bay Area group King Woman will release debut full-length album “Created in the Image of Suffering” next Friday, February 24th via Relapse Records. Today a new song from the album, titled “Shame,” can be heard below.

“Created in the Image of Suffering” was recorded with engineer Jack Shirley (Deafheaven, Wreck & Reference, Oathbreaker) at the Atomic Garden in Palo Alto, CA. Each of the 7 songs evoke rich, gloomy imagery with crumbling washes of blurred, billowing distortion densely layered atop hazy, psychedelic atmospheres.

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Famishgod Streaming Full “Roots Of Darkness” Album

After the debut “Devourers Of Light” album from 2014, Famishgod returned with “Roots Of Darkness.” The full album is now online for streaming below and available at Bnadcamp here. The following press release was also issued about the album:

“The original sickness that pervaded their music is present here and the whole record reverberates with it feverishly. It’s what brings the music of Famisghod to life. There are but too many lifeless bands playing this style of dark death metal with doom influences, but few remain genuinely convincing still. With a commanding, evil voice that goes hand in hand with the dank music, the momentum only snowballs over the course of the album, turning the output into a kind of an infernal juggernaut at whose mercy you lay haplessly.

“With an excellent artwork and a new logo, the image of the band is stronger than ever and gives off a fitting vibe. The music almost ends up having an atmospheric quality to it as you remain unable to listen to it and not think thoughts of darkness and gloom.”

1. Abyss of the Underworld 07:40
2. Bad Omen 09:17
3. Molested, Defiled, Disrupted 09:46
4. Chamber of Chaos 08:11
5. Eternal Embrace 09:02
6. Lost Language of the Dead 10:33
7. Mournful Sounds of Death 10:27

Roots of Darkness by FAMISHGOD

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New Album Title And Artwork Announced By Ayreon

Ayreon unveiled the cover artwork for the upcoming new album “The Source.” More details will be revealed very soon, including release date, track listing and pre-order information.

Mastermind/composer Arjen Anthony Lucassen commented: “The cover was made by the amazing Yann Souetre, he created all the artwork for the new album. Yann’s art inspired me enormously in the creative process of writing this album. The cool motion effects in the image below were done by David Letelier. Hope you like it as much as I do!”

Vocal guest appearances for “The Source” include: James Labrie (Dream Theater) as “The Historian”; Tommy Rogers (Between the Buried and Me) as “The Chemist”; Simone Simons (Epica) as “The Counselor”; Michael Mills (Toehider) as “TH-I”; Floor Jansen (Nightwish) as “The Biologist”; Hansi Kursch (Blind Guardian) as “The Astronomer”; Tobias Sammet (Avantasia/Edguy) as “The Captain”; Michael Eriksen (Circus Maximus) as “The Diplomat”; Nils K. Rue (Pagan’s Mind) as “The Prophet”; Zaher Zorgati (Myrath) as “The Preacher”; Tommy Karevik (Seventh Wonder/Kamelot) as “The Opposition Leader”; and, Russell Allen (Symphony X) as “The President.”

Musician guest appearances for “The Source” include: Paul Gilbert (Racer X), Guthrie Govan (Asia), Mark Kelly (Marillion) and Marcel Coenen (Sun Caged).

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Video Clip For New Song “Witches’ Brew” Available From Deathless Legacy

Italy’s Deathless Legacy – featuring Vision Divine keyboardist Alessio Lucatti (as Pater Blaurot) – released a video clip for the new song “Witches’ Brew.” The song is lifted from the new album “Dance With Devils,” which will be issued on January 27th via Scarlet Records.

“Witches’ Brew” is the second official single for “Dance With Devils,” and its main theme (along with the entire release) is witchcraft amd tje video tributes the image of the witch and of the woman.

The clip was directed by Andrea Falaschi and recorded at “Museo dell’Impossibile” set in Villa Webb (Lord Byron’s residence), Bagni di Lucca.

The album’s track listing is:

1. Dance with Devils
2. Join the Sabbath
3. Heresy
4. Witches’ Brew
5. Headless Horseman
6. The Black Oak
7. Lucifer
8. Voivode
9. Curse of the Waltz
10. Devilborn
11. Creatures of the Night

Check out “Witches’ Brew” here:

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New Song “Utopia” Streaming From King Woman

King Woman is streaming the new song “Utopia.” The song is taken from the upcoming new release “Created in the Image of Suffering,” which is due out February 24th, 2017 via Relapse Records. The album will be available in CD/LP/Digital formats.

The track listing for the album is:

1. Citios
2. Utopia
3. Deny
4. Shame
5. Hierophant
6. Worn
7. Manna
8. Hem

Check out “Utopia” here:

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