Unique Leader Records Inks Deal With Krosis

North Carolina-based death metal unit Krosis is the latest addition to the Unique Leader Records roster. The band will release a new full-length release in 2018.

The band issued the collective statement: “We are inexplicably humbled and thankful to be part of a family that some of our favorite bands have been a part of. To have Unique Leader Records see our project as something as worthwhile, original, and significant as we do means more than we can put into words. It is an understatement to say that we are looking forward to our next step as Krosis with Unique Leader Records at our sails.”

Krosis was formed in Raleigh in 2014. A group of talent musicians and friends saw an unsatisfactory pattern starting within modern metal music. The diverse collaboration of influences that make up the framework of Krosis is why the band’s put out the music that it does. Too much of modern death metal and deathcore is limited to a paradigm; Krosis seeks to eliminate boundaries. With backgrounds of rock, jazz, concert bands, and music theory, the band pulls no proverbial punches in terms of diversity, originality, and heaviness. Each member brings many parts of a musical spectrum and emerge with an eclectic sound that proves appealing to lovers of heavy, themed music.

“We are all about creating new trends, fresh ideas, and even entirely unique genres,” the band notes. “Most of all, we’re proud to present every track, knowing that we gave our listeners and fans our absolute best. For some, living the dream is being in front of thousands, with lights and cameras aimed at them. For us, it’s each simple step along the way, each note and each beat, pouring our mind and soul into every creation, so that you can be a part of the experience with us.”

Stand by for further info on Krosis in the weeks to come.

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Music Video For New Single “Visionary” Posted By Silenmara, New EP Revealed

Following a turbulent few months for the band, Florida melodic death metal outfit Silenmara has come back fighting with a brand new music video single and details of a polished EP produced by Jamie King that promotes their fight for musical freedom. Check out the video for the new single “Visionary.” The song is available for purchase via Bandcamp at this location).

The song appears on the new EP “A Darkened Visionary” coming December 15th.

Guitarist Jason Gato commented on the song: “Lyrically, the song ‘Visionary’ was written about decisions. A person can take one of two roads. One simple mistake or miscalculation could be life changing or even fatal. On the other hand one focused and calculated decision can change a persons life for the best. It’s all about your mindset and your ability to make serious decisions under pressure. When you’re on a ‘Bridge of defeat, could you stand for denial’?

“Musically we wrote this song for one specific purpose, to deliver an emotion. We wanted our people to feel the love we have for this music. It is filled with guitar melodies and odd time trickery that we have come to embrace in our writing. A very catchy guitar lick meets an aggressive vocal melody begging for guidance and hoping for forgiveness. We chose this song for its ability to find its way into your mind and stay. Our Vision of musical freedom.”

Having fought through hurricanes, family deaths and constant delays on the production of the EP, Silenmara is now ready to unleash their masterpiece onto the world and look forward to reclaiming the fan’s hearts. Silenmara combines the best aspects of the two most iconic death metal schools in the world; the melodic flails of Sweden’s Gothenburg sound with Florida’s style of aggressive death metal.

2017 sees Silenmara embarking into a new era with the release of the fourth studio effort “A Darkened Visionary” EP, which is set for a December 15th release. This EP welcomes new guitar player Marcus Noga, which has only broadened Silenmara’s musical horizons. Silenmara has also contracted the talented Giovanni Angel to engineer the EP and Jamie King (The Contortionist, BTBAM) to mix and master the record. The outcome is a very polished, matured and reenergised recording.

“This EP was very emotionally driven, we lost a few family members during the tracking process, that really hurt the progress at the beginning, but we did it. We powered through some pretty serious personal tragedies. We also had to deal with a Category 4 hurricane IRMA during the mixing process, that was also a bit of an inconvenience to say the least” says Gato.

More information on the EP is expected soon. Check out the “Visionary” music video here:

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Lyric Video For New Song “The Theory Of Shadows” Posted By The Modern Age Of Slavery

Italian deathcore act The Modern Age Of Slavery released a lyric video for the new song “The Theory Of Shadows.” The song comes from the band’s upcoming new album “Stygian” coming on November 24th via Innerstrength Records.

The band states the following about the upcoming album: “With this new album we tried to make another step forward in the evolution of our sound: what you’ll hear is a quite obscure atmosphere delivering a sullen and evil experience, yet keeping the heaviness of the death metal matrix that marked our music in the previous albums.The lyrics are all inspired by a common theme, from which the name Stygian and the artwork comes; it discusses the questionable matter of the human evolution leading men to a slow but inevitable mutation into a being that has lost his mind and compassion devoured by greediness and his will for power. All the pieces of the puzzle are perfectly pondered to create an album made of passion, anger and real emotions. This the new TMAS’s album!”

The track listing is:

1. Prelude To An Evolution
2. The Reprisal Within
3. A Stygian Tide
4. Miles Apart
5. Regression Through Unlearning
6. The Hollow Men
7. The Place We Call Home
8. The Theory Of Shadows
9. Sandblasted Skin (Pantera Cover)

Check out “The Theory Of Shadows” here:

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New Single “Chiral Ghost” Available From Terminal Function

Stockholm based technical death metal band Terminal Function dropped the first single from the upcoming new EP “Krakstören,” teaming up with Unsung Melody to premiere it over at this location. You don’t really have to go anywhere, however, since the track is also streaming in the player just at the bottom.

“Krakstören” qas recorded, produced, mixed and mastered by Terminal Function in the band’s own Soundfraction Studios in Stockholm, Sweden. The EP will be released by Swedish music label Stupid Dream Records, run by the band’s guitarist, Stefan Aronsson.

On the new song, guitarist Mikael Almgren says, “The lyrics were inspired by a dream I had about meeting your past and future shadow self. I guess you could see it as a metaphor for reflecting and be aware of your past and at the same time think ahead, keeping different time perspective in your mind simultaneously.

The music alters quite a bit between the usual tech metal odd time signatures, fast parts and slow heavy sections with some haunting guitar parts, which made me think the topic of the lyrics would suit this song.”

Check it out here:

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Date For Debut EP “The Beast Unburdened By Flesh” Issued By Grave Spirit

Today, Iron Bonehead Productions sets January 12, 2018 as the international release date for Grave Spirit’s striking debut EP, “The Beast Unburdened by Flesh,” on 7″ EP format.

Grave Spirit was spawned in the earliest days of 2017, born from the mind of BW and slowly put together during the early months of the year. After the writing was underway and early recording of the guitar work began in earnest, ES was recruited on drums, and TG joined the project on bass. “The Beast Unburdened By Flesh” was summoned in the summer of the same year as Grave Spirit’s creation, and now comes to horrify the world with tales of the mythical, both living and undead. Its primary foundation is the eternal fire of black witching metal, but here suffused with the ghastliness and dread of eldritch death metal. Its powers are simple yet profound, and between these two tracks, Grave Spirit mark a more-than-promising start to terrorizing souls worldwide.

The artwork and track listing are as follows:

Side A: Absorbing Essence from Underneath
Side B: The Beast Unburdened by Flesh

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New Single “Lex” Released By Mindful

Brisbane has a brand new melodic hardcore outfit – and its name is Mindful. The four-piece debuted the first single “Lex” along with a video! The track “Lex” is out now on iTunes, Apple Music and Spotify. Check out the clip in the player below.

Mindful hails from from Brisbane, Australia, created from the ashes of former Brisbane bands, First Sight and What We’re Worth.

Vocalist Lloyd Colligan is stoked as to be releasing their debut track. “We are super excited to be releasing this. This is a long time coming. We hope to bring a brand of music to the table that is simple, melodic, emotional and direct. We are super excited to get back on touring circuit and run amok with friends This is only a taste of what’s to come but we are proud of the sound and style we have come up with as a band. This music feels like home to us. It’s something we love to play and we hope that people can enjoy it in the same light.”

Lloyd expands on the lyrical content, “This song means a lot to me, and it is no coincidence that this was the first song we are releasing. Lyrically, it’s very direct and emotive and honestly, pretty depressing – but that’s what it’s about. It’s about being depressed and experiencing that feeling of being trapped in a mind that is starting to give up. This feeling comes around all too often to such a huge proportion of the world, and it seems to be happening more and more. Mental Illness has only recently started to be taking seriously. Look at what just happened in Las Vegas. People are sick and this world is poisoning them.”

“”I feel the flutter up my neck, I feel the chill from its scent” refers to the creeping up of that feeling: depression, mental exhaustion. It’s a haunting feeling, and too many people that I love and know have experienced that feeling in its darkest way. Hopefully the lyrics don’t get taken the wrong way (especially the chorus – it’s pretty direct), but people can interpret them the way they want. All I hope to bring is an emotion that is relatable to people that might be feeling the same thing or isolated and alone because of these feelings that cloud their mind in the darkest way.”

Check out “Lex” here:

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Australian one-man band NEKRASOV continues to orbit between the two poles of power electronics and black metal…

NEKRASOV is reminiscent of some unhallowed Lovecraftian vault, where the dreamer meets his dream: the abyss of mind and space alike, where he compositionally depicts the hinges in the deep recesses of the mind, that only a visionary can uncover. Once revealed, it?s up to the listener on whether he or she can handle the outcome. […]

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DEAFKIDS: Configuração Do Lamento Streaming At Invisible Oranges; Record To See Release Friday Via Neurot Recordings

As Brazilian trio DEAFKIDS prepares for this week’s official release of their mind-scorching Configuração Do Lamento 10″ via Neurot Recordings, the entire record is now spinning at Invisible Oranges Alongside an interrogation of the band, Invisible Oranges offers in part, “DEAFKIDS careen from idea to idea, finding up pieces of krautrock, clanging sampled sounds, digitally […]

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Vocalist Christian Eriksson Splits With Twilight Force, Temporary Replacement Named

Swedish power metal act Twilight Force announced the sudden departure of vocalist Christian Eriksson a/k/a “Chrileon.” The band promises to proceed with no interruption, naming ReinXeed vocalist Tommy Johannsson (guitarist for Sabaton) as temporary replacement for upcoming shows and while the band seeks a permanent replacement.

The announcement reads: “Dear friends, followers and apprentices. We now bring you tidings of great importance. So please, stay a while, and listen.

“Our singer Chrileon is no longer a part of Twilight Force.

“The Twilight Kingdoms have been ravaged by turbulent times. Twilight Force has in recent times travelled far and wide, searching answers to ancient conondrums and mystical prophecies.
We have done battle numerous times during these journeys; and always fought back to back, ever resilient, and ever prosperous.

“Everything to bring back order, peace and magic to the Twilight Kingdoms.

“It has now become apparent to us, that somewhere along this perilous journey, Chrileon fell victim to the Forcelord’s dark soul magic. And alas, his mind was easily enticed by these deceitful whispers of darkness, until the day eventually came, when Chrileon’s spirit was completely obscured by blackness and avarice.

“He secretly spawned minions of beguiling charm to aid him in his battle, and now, in the eleventh hour, Chrileon forsook his vow to stand by our side in the battles to come. Hence, Chrileon has inevitably forfeited his birthright to the Emerald Throne, and is unfit to rule the Kingdoms as a beacon of twilight.

“We know this might seem like grave news to some of our brave Knights. But fear not! The future endeavours of Twilight Force will NOT be affected in any way, shape or form by the departure and fall of Chrileon. His compositional and musical contributions to Twilight Force has always been nonexistent. So the sights, sounds, and sparkling musical landscapes of Twilight Force will forever remain utterly and completely unaffected.

“We will now begin the exciting adventure of searching the kingdoms for a worthy and mighty successor to Chrileon, to carry onwards the Crystal of Emerald Fire!

“Also, the forthcoming journey together with Dragonforce will commence as planned with a temporary, albeit gloriously mighty and renowned replacement! It will be none other than our good friend Tommy Johansson (Sabaton, ReinXeed).

“Just to make it clear, [Tommy] is not the new singer of Twilight Force; the stars fortunately aligned perfectly so that the touring schedule of Sabaton did not collide with our adventures together with Dragonforce.

“We will respond to inquires in the comments to the best of our abilities.”

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NEKRASOV: One-Man Black Metal Assault To Release The Mirror Void Via Prosthetic Records This November; New Track Streaming + Pre orders Available

NEKRASOV is reminiscent of some unhallowed Lovecraftian vault, where the dreamer meets his dream: the abyss of mind and space alike, where he compositionally depicts the hinges in the deep recesses of the mind, that only a visionary can uncover. Once revealed, it’s up to the listener on whether he or she can handle the […]

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