Hyborian Sign With Season of Mist

Season of Mist are proud to announce the signing of Hyborian. The American stoner metal shooting stars will release their next album through the label.

Hyborian comment: “We are beyond excited to be signing with Season of Mist as they are home to some of our favorite bands of all time. We feel incredibly proud to be able to work with a label that has been so very crucial to creating the landscape of modern heavy music. We are looking forward to bring HYBORIAN to a larger audience in cooperation with Season of Mist!”

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Displeased Disfigurement Announces “Origin Of Abhorrence” Album

The South African slam lords from Displeased Disfigurement are about to change the landscape of brutal death metal forever.

Mark your calendars for June 9th – that date will go down in history as the day the earth crumbled beneath the crushing surge of slam known as “Origin Of Abhorrence.” Check out the first single below, and the full track listing is as follows:

1. Intro
2. Parasitic Devourement
3. Analgestic Subjection
4. Infernal Machine
5. Malignant Misery
6. Illluminated Race
7. LockDown
8. Injected Suffering
9. Human Cattle

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Distant Landscape Posts “The Desire” Lyric Video

Distant Landscape just released a lyric video for “The Desire,” taken from the “Insights” album due for release on May 23rd via Sliptrick Records. The clip was created by Adhiira Art and can be seen in the player below, with Sliptrick Records commenting:

“It’s a beautiful, melodic, sweeping track full of discordant guitar, layered vocals and simple harmony. The ever-moving images within the video represent distorted memories and the rushing of time. While outside everything changes, inside ‘the desire is still the same.'”

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Lucas Stone Releasing New Single / Book Chapter “Carry The Black”

For the better part of 20 years, Lucas Stone is a part of the landscape of the Gold Coast and Queensland heavy music scene, spending time with bands like Helm, Tension, and Scalene. Now, Lucas has embarked on what is his most revealing, brutal, and true endeavour to date. The following press release was issued about his upcoming release:

“He is releasing music that will gradually pull back the curtain on his story – a story about the man behind the lyrics and the screams and growls – and is releasing a digital book as well, a chapter at a time, along with each song. These songs feature various guests, a personal selection of mates and industry associates that Stone has either shared a part of his musical journey with or most wants to hear their presence on the tracks. Each performer best matched to the emotion of that story and song.

“The first song, ‘Carry the Black,’ accompanies the first chapter, ‘Get Born’ and it touches on the beginning of Lucas’ harrowing tale from near-death at birth, growing up in Wollongong, his ‘punk as fuck’ Mum, being raised in a home outside the law, the perils of hard drug abuse and so much more. A unique opportunity to look into a life usually not entirely revealed by the lyrics of a song, only glimpsed.

“Stone has always been very hesitant to reveal these elements of his life. As he relaxes into middle age, only now has he mustered up the strength, impetus and inspiration to couple this new music with the story. His intention throughout the process, to give back to his audience through his experience, and, survival.”

New single “Carry The Black” is a tale told alongside his friends Colin Jeffs (Tongues, ex-Aversions Crown) on guest vocals, Leigh Dowling (Hammers) on guest vocals and Simon Reys (Scalene) on bass. Stone goes on to describe the song by saying:

“It’s a rock song with a black soul. A metaphor for the shadows we carry with us, trudging through this swamp of mistakes and bad decisions in the hope of reaching something beautiful. Sometimes the beautiful is the ocean we’re drowning in – just gotta learn to swim and, in turn, learn to love the swim.

“I channel pure human evil for this one. It’s not nice. It uses satanic imagery and dialogue as the best depiction of the metaphor, relative and contradictory to two of my most hated facets of humanity – organised religion and forced governance.

“In short, this song is about buckling to all of it. About giving in and living with the pure disdain for our weakness as a species. We are forced to live with, and even enjoy, everything we hate the most just to survive this mess. Totally goes against our natural state of being and where we’re supposed to position ourselves. But we do it anyway.”

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Evocation launches video for “Condemned to the Grave”

– March 1st, 2017 –

Next week (March 10th), Evocation will celebrate their return to death metal with the stunning new full-length, The Shadow Archetype! While honoring their Swedish death metal roots, The Shadow Archetype also adds thrash metal elements to their addictive, heavy sound. For a preview of the album, a new video for the track “Condemned To The Grave” can be viewed at: youtube.com/watch?v=IFJQV_5Pybw

Evocation‘s Marko Palmen (guitar) comments: “The video for ‘Condemned To The Grave’ was shot with Greenworks Television on the 4th of February at a deserted house in the small village of Golingstorp, Sweden. The deserted house was actually something that we found through a friend who specialized in photographing deserted buildings. According to villagers the house has been deserted for at least 30 years. It’s a beautiful house and the ageing has perhaps added even more character to the house. The day of the video shoot was freezing… But it added a special eerie feeling since there is a small layer of snow in the landscape, and on many of the shots with the actors you can see their breaths in the air. The end result became quite spectacular (not for the weak hearted I might add…), and we all hope you enjoy the video for ‘Condemned To The Grave’!

Huge thanx to Greenworks Television and all involved in the making of the video for ‘Condemned To The Grave’; Rene U Valdes (Director), Johan Falklind (Camera), Ida Johansson (Actor), Anders Olsson (Actor), Gustaf Jorde (Screenplay & Actor), Thomas Josefsson (Actor), Simon Exner (Actor), Marko Palmen (Actor), Farideh Javanbakht (Make-Up) & Maria Bexdal (Make-Up)!”

For another preview of The Shadow Archetype, the first single, “Children of Stone”, can be heard at: metalblade.com/evocation – where the record can also be pre-ordered in the following formats:
–Digipak CD (includes beer coaster!)
–180g black vinyl (EU exclusive)
–grey-marbled vinyl (limited to 300 copies – EU exclusive)
–salmon clear vinyl (limited to 200 copies – EU exclusive)
–clear/black-marbled vinyl (limited to 100 copies – USA exclusive)
*exclusive bundles with a shirt, plus digital options are also available!

Featuring a cover and layout by Xaay (Behemoth, Nile, etc.), The Shadow Archetype was recorded at three different studios. Backing vocals, mixing and mastering were done at Dugout Productions. Daniel Bergstrand handled the recording of backing vocals and mixing. George Nerantzis handled the mastering. Drums were recorded at Crehate Studios together with studio engineer Oscar Nilsson. The Shadow Archetype also features veteran drummer Per Moller Jensen (ex-The Haunted, ex-Invocator) on session drums. Per sets a new death metal standard on the new Evocation album with his complex, yet groovy drumming, which we know well from his time in The Haunted. Guitars, bass, and lead vocals were recorded by the band in their own studio, Acacia Avenue Recordings. “We started recording the drums in late June 2015 and did the last recordings with vocals in June 2016. So, we spent roughly a year in the studio with ‘The Shadow Archetype‘,” explains Palmen. “In my opinion, the production is our strongest so far. It has all the elements I want in a production; raw brutality with a distinctive punch!”

The Shadow Archetype track-listing:
1. Into Ruins
2. Condemned To The Grave
3. Modus Operandi
4. Children Of Stone
5. The Coroner
6. The Shadow Archetype
7. Blind Obedience
8. Survival Of The Sickest
9. Sulphur And Blood
10. Imperium Fall
11. Dark Day Sunrise

Evocation line-up:
Thomas Josefsson – vocals
Marko Palmen – guitar
Simon Exner – guitar
Gustaf Jorde – bass
Per Moller Jensen – session drums on the album

Evocation online:
http://evocation.se
https://www.facebook.com/evocationswe
https://www.instagram.com/evocationswe
https://twitter.com/evocationswe
https://www.youtube.com/user/EvocationSwe

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Evocation Releases “Condemned To The Grave” Video

Next week (March 10th), Evocation will celebrate a return to death metal with new full-length album “The Shadow Archetype.” For a preview of the album, a new video for the track “Condemned To The Grave” can be viewed below.

Evocation’s Marko Palmen (guitar) comments: “The video for ‘Condemned To The Grave’ was shot with Greenworks Television on the 4th of February at a deserted house in the small village of Golingstorp, Sweden. The deserted house was actually something that we found through a friend who specialized in photographing deserted buildings.

“According to villagers the house has been deserted for at least 30 years. It’s a beautiful house and the ageing has perhaps added even more character to the house. The day of the video shoot was freezing… But it added a special eerie feeling since there is a small layer of snow in the landscape, and on many of the shots with the actors you can see their breaths in the air. The end result became quite spectacular (not for the weak hearted I might add…), and we all hope you enjoy the video for ‘Condemned To The Grave!’

“Huge thanks to Greenworks Television and all involved in the making of the video for ‘Condemned To The Grave’; Rene U Valdes (Director), Johan Falklind (Camera), Ida Johansson (Actor), Anders Olsson (Actor), Gustaf Jorde (Screenplay & Actor), Thomas Josefsson (Actor), Simon Exner (Actor), Marko Palmen (Actor), Farideh Javanbakht (Make-Up) & Maria Bexdal (Make-Up)!”

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Details Of Debut Full Length Album “Point Oblivion” Announced By Darke Complex

Darke Complex will release their full-length debut “Point Oblivion” through Spinefarm on October 21st. The band has released the first song from the album in the form of “Void.” Watch and listen in the player below. The clip marks an intersection of music, fashion, and dark art.

Darke Complex deconstruct and re-constitute an arsenal of genres into an intricate and infectious full-length debut, “Point Oblivion.”

Distilling jagged alternative metal, booming trap-inspired production, electronic sheen, and hip-hop bravado into this landscape, the Houston, Texas-based quartet challenges the status quo for heavy music with a multi-faceted style, deep vision, and multicultural background.

They’re equally inspired by Slipknot and Linkin Park as they are by Travi$ Scott and Kanye West. First emerging in 2015 with their brash and brutal Widow EP, the group quietly built a fervent following, while garnering early praise from ARTISTdirect, New Noise Magazine, and more.

Then, everything went dark.

The band shut down the social media site, unplugging in a world where it’s seemingly impossible to do just that. The idea was to immerse themselves in the music. That’s how “Point Oblivion” came to life.

Now, the first single “Void” builds from cinematic synths and keys into a cybernetic guitar punch. Vocalists trade chilling bars before culminating in a sweeping and soaring refrain.

Welcome to “Point Oblivion.” The track list is:

1. Dead to Me
2. Nothing Within
3. One of Us
4. Abandoned
5. Detox
6. Marking Targets
7. Void
8. Memory Museum
9. Wounds
10. Cold Blooded
11. Out of Options
12. Erase

Check out “Void” here:

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Sanktuary Posts Full “Winters Doom” Album Online

The power thrash champions from Sanktuary are returning in 2016 with new album “Winters Doom,” which follows 2013’s “Something Fierce.”

Set to be unleashed on January 22nd, the Yukon warriors of the Canadian North are now streaming the album in full ahead of time. Check it out below. Bassist Cole Hume also comments:

“‘Winter’s Doom’ is a big step up for us and a step our homeland of the frigid North directed us in. The vast emptiness and shear mammoth proportions of this landscape lend a very helpful hand in open palm smacking the creative juices right into you. In this album the songs are faster, heavier and all around more to the tune we have always been drawn to. I’m sure all who listen will agree this is our best offering to date!”

1. Space Race (4:30)
2. Wild Is The Wind (4:12)
3. Vermin Lord (6:50)
4. Winter’s Doom (3:39)
5. Open Your Eyes (4:40)
6. Corpse Blockade (4:15)
7. Maximum Authority (4:46)

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Rockstadt Extreme Fest 2015 Lineup Announced

If you are planning your Summer vacation and are looking for a place where your favourite bands might have a show, where the beer is outrageously cheap, and the landscape is awesome, you might want to try the lands of Transylvania.

We’re talking about a particular place from this region: Rasnov city, placed in the heart of Romania, near the legendary Castle of Dracula.

Here, an international extreme metal festival is to be held August 12th – 15th 2015: the Rockstadt Extreme Fest. The full ineup includes 45 bands with names such as Moonspell, At The Gates, Marduk, Combichrist, Ensiferum, Kataklysm, Carnifex, Taake, Cattle Decapitation, White Walls, Krisiun, Be’lakor, Suicidal Angels, and many more confirmed.

Besides good music, you’ll be able to enjoy urban sports in a special area inside the festival site, see movies in the dedicated outdoor cinema (set-up in collaboration with the Dracula Film Fest), and more. For further details, head over to this location.

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Hateful Abandon Signs With Candlelight To Release “Liars/Bastards”

Bristol, England’s genre-blurring Hateful Abandon will see the release of the band’s Candlelight debut, “Liars/Bastards,” on January 13th.

The newly signed duo recently had Cvlt Nation feature album track “The Walker” on the new mixtape series called F.O.A.G. (“Fuck Off All Genres”) Vol. 1. You can listen in at this location.

CVLT Nation calls the band’s audio uniqueness, “a post-apocalyptic journey that isn’t bound by artificial genre conventions, incorporating the best elements of the rebellious ideology of Crass, the original spirit of industrial innovation that drove label’s like Throbbing Gristle’s Industrial Records, and the somber post punk and gothic rock of bands like Joy Division and Killing Joke.”

On a review of the band, Zero Tolerance also notes, “the landscape here is one of crumbling urban decay, post-industrial ennui giving rise to shout-it-from-the-rooftops anger… the despair and danger is in equal measure as Hateful Abandon’s canvas sounds absolutely huge.”

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