Ithaca Premiere New Song “Slow Negative Order” From Upcoming Debut Album “The Language of Injury”

Ithaca premiere a new song titled “Slow Negative Order”, taken from their upcoming debut album “The Language of Injury”, which is due out February 1 via Holy Roar Records.

Check out now “Slow Negative Order” below.

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Bleeth Debut New Song “Divulging Souls” From Upcoming New Album “Geomancer”

Miami doom metal band Bleeth debut a new song entitled “Divulging Souls”, taken from their upcoming new album “Geomancer”, which will be out in stores August 3 via Anti Language Records.

Check out now “Divulging Souls” below.

Divulging Souls by Bleeth

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Lyric Video For New song “Orestes” Issued By Kawir

Today, Greek black metal institution Kawir reveals a lyric video for the new track “Orestes.” The track hails from the band’s highly anticipated seventh album “Exilasmos” set for international release on November 3rd via Iron Bonehead Productions. Check out the song in the player at the bottom.

With “Exilasmos,” the record is a concept about the tragic dynasties of the house of Lavdakides (Oedipus Tyrannus) and the house of Atreus. Both dynasties nearly exterminated themselves, and all these violent and inhuman acts brought forth the wrath of Zeus and the curses were consequently laid upon the whole bloodline. “Exilasmos” in Ancient Hellenic Language means calming down the gods’ wrath, so it perfectly describes the tragic events featured in the namesake album.

The album was recorded at Esoteron Studio in Athens and mixed and mastered by Esoteric’s Greg Chandler at Priory Studio. It features the following track listing:

1. Lykaon
2. Oedipus
3. Tantalus
4. Thyestia Deipna
5. Agamemnon
6. Orestes

Check out “Orestes” here:

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Lyric Video For New song “Orestes” Issued By Kawir

Today, Greek black metal institution Kawir reveals a lyric video for the new track “Orestes.” The track hails from the band’s highly anticipated seventh album “Exilasmos” set for international release on November 3rd via Iron Bonehead Productions. Check out the song in the player at the bottom.

With “Exilasmos,” the record is a concept about the tragic dynasties of the house of Lavdakides (Oedipus Tyrannus) and the house of Atreus. Both dynasties nearly exterminated themselves, and all these violent and inhuman acts brought forth the wrath of Zeus and the curses were consequently laid upon the whole bloodline. “Exilasmos” in Ancient Hellenic Language means calming down the gods’ wrath, so it perfectly describes the tragic events featured in the namesake album.

The album was recorded at Esoteron Studio in Athens and mixed and mastered by Esoteric’s Greg Chandler at Priory Studio. It features the following track listing:

1. Lykaon
2. Oedipus
3. Tantalus
4. Thyestia Deipna
5. Agamemnon
6. Orestes

Check out “Orestes” here:

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Release Date For “1755” Posted By Moonspell

Portuguese metal act Moonspell will issue the new album “1755” on November 3rd via Napalm Records. “1755” is a conceptual release, sung entirely in Portuguese, which chronicles the Great Lisbon Earthquake of 1755.

In support of the new album, there will be three shows in Portugal to coincide with the albums release. Moonspell will have a double date hometown show in Lisbon, where you enjoy the band’s annual Halloween party, as well as watching the show. On the 1st of November, the band will take the event to the city of Porto as part of the “1755” first three announced dates:

30th + 31st Oct – LISBOA AO VIVO, LISBON
1st Nov – HARD CLUB, SALA 1, PORTO

These very special gigs will be produced by the band themselves in partnership with Alma Mater Records and in collaboration and with total support from the main label Napalm Records.

At the shows you will have the chance to buy the upcoming record exclusively and straight from the band as you watch them destroy Lisbon and Porto. Each ticket holder will get a free CD or vinyl edition (first 500 tickets, the edition will be signed by the band!). Pre-sales will be announced soon, but you can already get your ticket to Lisbon and Porto right now. More info about tickets, reservations and information can be found at this location.

Says the band: “On these shows we’re gonna play 1755 in its entirety but also recover some obscure stuff we haven’t been playing for many years.

“1755 is a poetic, musical and philosophical reflection of the band about the tragic event that took place on the 1st of November of 1755 in Lisbon, decimating the entire city.

“It’s mostly a metal record, with vibrant riffs, epic orchestration and vocals and lyrics, which invoke the agony of that day. The band was also concerned in recreating the end of the 18th century Lisbon and there will be lots of fusion, percussion and a melodic approach to that time and to the atmosphere the great city of Lisbon enjoyed back then.

“There will be ten powerful, surprising songs that echo remotely to some of Moonspell previous efforts like ‘Under the Moonspell’ or ‘Alpha Noir.’ But make no mistake…this is Moonspell as you never heard them before, with the fire of their native Language Portuguese and 900 years of History to unveil!

“An historical, rigorous, serious, artistic record. A black beast from Portugal that the Metal scene so craves for.”

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Famishgod Streaming New Song “Abyss Of The Underworld”

The second opus from Spanish outfit Famishgod is completed and ready for its release next month on December 1st through Xtreem Music.

“Roots of Darkness” is again a conceptual album following the story created on its predecessor from 2014, composed of 7 chapters clocking over 65 minutes. Check out opening track “Abyss Of The Underworld” below, and the full track listing is as follows:

1. Abyss of the Underworld
2. Bad Omen
3. Molested, Defiled, Disrupted
4. Chamber of Chaos
5. Eternal Embrace
6. Lost Language of the Dead
7. Mournful Sounds of Death

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Darkthrone’s Fenriz Elected To Public Office… Against His Will

The Norwegian duo of Darkthrone will release “Arctic Thunder” on October 14th via Peaceville Records. While the infamous Fenriz has been doing interviews about the release, it recently came out that he became a city council member… against his will!

Despite campaigning on a “please don’t elect me” platform (check out the official campaign poster below), Fenriz was voted in anyway. He discussed his unwanted political post in an interview with Clvrynt.com, which also extensively discusses “Arctic Thunder.” Excerpts follow.

Clrvynt: What is life like in Kolbotn these days?

Fenriz: Nowadays, I’m the neighbor that really takes care of the lawn. But now I’m in the local papers because I got voted in as a politician — involuntarily, I might add. So, I’ve got some support, I guess. But Kolbotn is a tiny place, maybe 9,000 people.

Clrvynt: You got voted in involuntarily? Couldn’t you just decline the position?

Fenriz: No, if you get voted in, you have to stay in that position for four years. And then you can pull out. But I’m used to these sort of long-term commitments. [Laughs] Basically, they called and asked if I wanted to be on the list [of backup representatives]. I said yeah, thinking I would be like 18th on the list and I wouldn’t really have to do anything. They just need a list to be able to … well, it’s hard to talk local politics in another language. My campaign was a picture of me holding my cat saying, “Please don’t vote for me.” But people just went nuts. After the election, the boss called me and told me I was a representative. I wasn’t too pleased, and I’m not too pleased about it. It’s boring. There’s not a lot of money in that, either, I can tell you!

Clrvynt: So, you’re on the town council, basically.

Yep, that’s it. I’m a local politician. But Norway is very small, so when you’re a local politician, you’re local, man. [Laughs] I’m a pillar of my community.

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Stick To Your Guns Premieres New Song “Universal Language” Dedicated To Victims Of Recent Tragedies In USA

Stick To Your Guns premieres a new song entitled “Universal Language”, taken from the upcoming new EP, which will be out in stores this year via Pure Noise Records. The band dedicates this song to all victims of the recent tragedies in the US.

Check out now “Universal Language” below.

Comments band frontman Jesse Barnett:

“We weren’t going to release this song until a later date but we decided that this would be a perfect time with what’s happening right now in America that has everyone’s attention.

Let me first start off by saying I have been known to say a lot of harsh and disagreeable things about Police. A lot of what I say about them is emotional but none the less it’s what I think. I come from a family of military people and I have family in the San Antonio Police Department, and yes I still mean the things I say. I have a firm distrust and dislike for anyone who takes a role of authority or superiority over another life. It has been proven historically, socially, and scientifically that people with such strong positions of power WILL abuse them. However, this does not mean I wish harm or death upon ANYONE.

There is a problem in our country with how people in black and other communities of color are treated by law enforcement. As a white kid it is impossible for me to relate to this. Sure, I can spend all day imagining what it may be like, but the bottom line is I have not been met with even an ounce of the violence or hate that these communities have become accustomed to. I am a privileged individual and I won’t be guilty of it anymore. I will recognize my privilege and I will use it to stand against these obvious injustices that take place everyday.

This song is for Alton Sterling. This song is for Philando Castile. This song is for the individuals who were killed in Dallas. This song is for the 215 people who lost their lives in Baghdad on July 3rd. This song is for the people of Oaxaca, Mexico. This song is for the world who only communicates with violence and to those who only open their mouth when things get bloody. There is a better way and I am confident we will get there some day.”

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Soon Releasing New Album “Vol. 1”

Soon’s “Vol. 1” will see release on CD, LP and digitally via Temple Of Torturous on March 4th, 2016 with pre-orders and track premieres to be announced in the coming weeks. The label comments:

“It’s easy to reduce Soon to superficial contradictions. After all, who would’ve thought singer/guitarist Stuart McLamb and drummer Thomas Simpson of indie stars The Love Language would emerge with this righteously heavy offshoot?

“However Soon’s ‘Vol. 1; debut, set for release this March, quickly dissolves the easy narrative of acclaimed popsmith taking the left hand path toward heavy metal. What’s more obvious is the immediate chemistry between McLamb and Simpson, bassist Rob Walsh (Bitter Resolve) and guitarist Mark Connor (Grohg).

“Though Soon employs the heavy, distorted riffing and contemplative pacing of doom, the band shares none of the genre’s antagonistic, abyss-gazing tropes. It’s dynamic, melodic and adventurous. The Chapel Hill, North Carolina-based quartet pulled from a deep well of influence and experience in crafting its eight-song LP. Soon spent a concentrated week of revising and tracking, plus two months of tinkering, at the Greensboro studio Legitimate Business with engineer Kris Hilbert (Torch Runner, Between The Buried And Me, The Body) at the helm.

“If Soon has a signature, it’s the unlikely pairing of heavy doom and elegant melody. Simpson and Walsh conjure storms in the low-end, while McLamb and Connor balance mettle and melody, shading these songs with psych-rock textures and melodic finesse. Rather than using their low, slow riffs as dredging sinkholes, deliberate momentum turns meditative-with strong forward pushes devoid of any dead weight. Airy melody and psychedelic flourishes keep these songs nimble and even pop-oriented.

“The balance of power and grace evokes more triumph than decay, but never sacrifices its grand heft. Standout tracks ‘We Are On Your Side’ and ‘See You Soon’ are bursting affirmations that ride heavy groundswell for a powerful uplift. Eager to push their boundaries, ‘Mauveine’ is a stately dirge that uses sparse acoustic strums and somber strings to showcase McLamb’s rich croon. While ‘Rise’ summons a deep otherworldly drone to form a foundation for a funereal incantation.”

The album’s track listing is as follows:

1. We Are On Your Side
2. Burning Wood
3. See You Soon
4. Gold Soul
5. Glass Hours
6. Mauveine
7. Datura Stramonium
8. Rise

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Ghostlimb Releasing New Album “Difficult Loves”

Coming February 5th, 2016 on Vitriol Records, Los Angeles band Ghostlimb presents its fifth full-length album: “Difficult Loves.” Stream new Ghostlimb track “Treason Fluently” taken off the album in the player below.

Ghostlimb is the trio fronted by Justin Smith, owner of Vitriol Records and mastermind behind Graf Orlock, the movie-obsessed grinders whose new album “Crime Traveler” is also scheduled for a February 5th release on Vitriol. While Graf Orlock mines the language and symbols of Hollywood to create its concept-heavy music, Ghostlimb is Smith’s more direct, personal outlet.

In Smith’s words: “I feel like ‘Difficult Loves’ is the most developed in what we have sought to do over the last ten years. True to form, it is about history, politics, and environmental stuff but it brings in a lot more from the literary realm. The title of the record is from an Italo Calvino book. It is about glimpses into normal peoples’ lives – more about capturing a feeling than being a crusader of some dialectical change.”

New album “Difficult Loves” was recorded, mixed, and mastered by Jack Shirley (Deafheaven, Whirr, Beau Navire). The track listing is as follows:

1. A Gobi of Suburbs
2. Sense of Place
3. Hostility Compelling
4. Wall of Books
5. Difficult Loves
6. Brushfire
7. Folds in the Sheets
8. Nine
9. Addressee Relocated to Cemetery
10. Treason Fluently
11. Life’s Blood

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