Pillorian Reveals “Obsidian Arc” Album Details

Pillorian was formed in early summer 2016 by Stephen Parker (Maestus, ex-Arkhum), John Haughm (ex-Agalloch), and Trevor Matthews (Uada, ex-Infernus) with the goal to create a unique, sinister, and twisted style of dark/black metal.

Fusing haunting melodies with avantgarde structures, dark folk elements and blackened walls of furious sound; the music of Pillorian is the perfect aural definition of its namesake (of, or relating to, scorn and condemnation).

“Obsidian Arc” was recorded at Witch Ape/Skyway Audio and Sprout City Studios by Tad Doyle and Stephen Parker and it was mixed and mastered at Klangschmiede Studio E by Markus Stock.

In support of this debut album, the official advance album single with exclusive b-side is set to be released February 10th , as 7″ vinyl & digital. Pillorian will be touring across Europe to promote the album in April 2017. Their road map includes confirmed appearances at Inferno Festival (Norway), Roadburn (Netherlands), SWR Metalfest (Portugal) and Dark Easter Metal Meeting (Germany) among others.

1. By the Light of a Black Sun
2. Archaen Divinity
3. The Vestige of Thorns
4. Forged Iron Crucible
5. A Stygian Pyre
6. The Sentient Arcanum
7. Dark is the River of Man

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Deinonychus Returning With New Album “Ode To Acts Of Murder, Dystopia And Suicide”

My Kingdom Music just issued this announcement about the long overdue return of Deinonychus and an upcoming album:

“It’s been nine long years but now we can finally reveal that Deinonychus is back. Its reactivated Dutch protagonist, Marco Kehren, has set ‘Ode To Acts Of Murder, Dystopia And Suicide’ as the title of the long-awaited new album.

“Marco entered Spacelab Studio in Grefrath, Germany with Christian Moos a few weeks ago to begin recordings for his 8th album, the band’s first release since ‘Warfare Machines’ released on 2007. Steve Wolz (Bethlehem) will play the drums as it was for ‘Insomia’ album.”

New album “Ode To Acts Of Murder, Dystopia And Suicide” will be released worldwide via My Kingdom Music on October 2017. The label will also re-release the back catalog, including “Deinonychus” and “Ark Of Thought.”

Marco Kehren comments: “After the recordings of ‘Warfare Machines’ back in 2006 I felt things spinning downwards as for my involvement with Deinonychus, so just one year after its release, I decided to put things to rest in September 2008. That was the time when I started with Nihil Novi Sub Sole doing something closer to Martial / Industrial music.

“After releasing one album with Nihil Novi Sub Sole in 2010, I was about to get things together with Deinonychus again, but for several reasons it just didn’t come of the ground, it just didn’t feel like being the right moment… I just hadn’t got back that vibe which I had years before. However things have evolved eversince, and in early 2016 I decided to pick up things again in a serious matter and speeding up any efforts necessary to get Deinonychus back on track.

“So early 2016 a start was made in composing a new Deinonychus album. For the new album we are recording drums with Steve Wolz (Bethlehem). The album recordings process will be finished by the beginning of the new year at the Klangschmiede Studio under the guidance of Markus Stock (The Vision Bleak / Empyrium). Then we’ll take care of the process of mixing and mastering that will lead me and my always present label My Kingdom Music to the release of this new album in the fall 2017.

“I have invested my soul in this album, and I’m certain you’ll get in your hands the best, powerful and mournful Deinonychus music you have ever listened to.”

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New Album “Raben Im Herz” Announced By Coronatus

The seventh full length studio album “Raben Im Herz” was announced by German gothic/epic metal band Coronatus. The album is set for release as a limited edition digipak (with exclusive bonus CD) and digital download on December 4th.

“Raben Im Herz” was recorded, mixed and mastered by Markus Stock (The Vision Bleak, Empyrium, Eisregen, Eluveitie) at Klangschmiede Studio E in Mellrichstadt, Germany. The cover artwork (shown below) was created by Jan Yrlund of Darkgrove Design (Apocalyptica, Manowar, Legion Of The Damned, Korpiklaani, Impaled Nazarene, Stratovarius).

More information on the album is expected soon.

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