Erdve Signs Record Deal With Season Of Mist

Season of Mist is proud to announce the signing of freshly conceived Lithuanian experimental hardcore collective Erdve. The band will release debut full-length album “Vaitojimas” via the record deal.

Erdve comments: “Since Erdve is a very young name, this collaboration is proof that it is all about what matters the most – the music itself. We certainly did not have any expectations that the record could be presented to a wider audience, yet we are extremely proud and happy that our desire to create something meaningful for ourselves has procured a relationship with a record label which believes in artistic value.

“This partnership is a huge achievement in our creative lives and will set a strong basis for us to communicate our music, ideas, and artistic identity further on. We are incredibly thankful to Season of Mist for this opportunity.”

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Ledge Releasing New Album “Cold Hard Concrete”

Translation Loss Records and Hibernation Release are proud to announce their partnership with Ledge to drop brutal new album, “Cold Hard Concrete,” on August 25th.

Today a new song from that release comes online – check out the album’s fifth track “Disappearing God” in the player below, and you can also find a new interview with band mastermind John Hoffman at Revolvermag.com here.

1. Through Your Skull
2. Blacked Out
3. You Know Who You Are
4. Stalk Your Enemies
5. Disappearing God
6. Fuck Yourself
7. Last Shred Of Hope
8. Condemned

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Aevum Posts “The Vitruvian Condition” Lyric Video

Hailing from Italy, the 8-member symphonic metal project Aevum is now streaming a lyric video for “The Vitruvian Condition,” taken from upcoming album “Dischronia.” Check it out below.

Aevum recently signed with Canadian label Maple Metal Records to release “Dischronia” on March 17th worldwide. The band comments:

“Today we unveil the first song of the new Aevum era… ‘Dischronia,’ the new album, will be available on March 17th. This marvelous video made by Erick Vaghi (OneBlindEye Design) with the partnership of the Ronin Agency. Thanks to Maple Metal Records and Alpha Omega Management.”

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M-Theory Audio Records Inks Deal With Helsott

California act Helsott – whose exotic sound mixes melodic death with pagan influences – has signed with M-Theory Audio Records, who will release the group’s new five-song EP, “The Healer,” on April 28. The cover art by Felipe Machado Franco (Blind Guardian, Iced Earth) can be seen below.

Since forming seven years ago, Helsott – whose name means “fatal illness” in Old Norse – has paid homage to pagan cultures and mythologies while keeping true to their American influences. The group’s unique mix of folk metal, death metal, symphonic metal, thrash, classical and rock first caught the attention of audiences on a large scale during the 2013 Paganfest North American tour, where they performed with Ensiferum, Tyr and Trollfest. The group built further momentum the following year with the release of their debut full-length, Woven, behind which they toured alongside Arkona and Heidevolk.

Helsott now returns with “The Healer,” a five-song EP recorded in part at Southern California’s Trench Studios (Intronaut, Abysmal Dawn) and mixed and mastered by J-F Dagenais (Kataklysm, Ex Deo). The release spawned from the band’s successful crowd-sourcing campaign to fund the recording of “Woven,” when they offered to write a song about a fan who pledged a certain amount. A patron named Doc – who was indeed a doctor – took them up on their offer, and the band liked the final result so much that they decided to write and record additional new songs to be issued in conjunction.

M-Theory Audio is the new label recently launched by Marco Barbieri, the former president of Century Media Records’ North American office. Its roster also includes Bay Area thrash outfit Cultural Warfare, Las Vegas heavyweights Sicocis and Sacramento headbangers Blessed Curse, among others.

“We are beyond excited to be working with the M-Theory Audio team,” says Helsott vocalist Eric Dow. “Marco is one of the true good guys of the industry and we look forward to everything he and his respected team brings to the table. We plan on bringing an equal amount of work to this partnership and we feel like this union will only benefit everyone involved, especially our amazing fans!”

Helsott will perform live in California in the coming weeks alongside Immolation and Evergrey. Additional tour dates will be announced shortly.

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The Flight Of Sleipnir Inks Deal With Eisenwald

Colorado-based The Flight Of Sleipnir has joined the ranks of Eisenwald Records. The label comments:

“To us, they have always stood out as another really expressive and outstanding formation and we are delighted to be able to work with them. The band is currently busy finalizing their next album, with further info to be revealed soon.

“Formed in 2007 by David Csicsely and Clayton Cushman, The Flight of Sleipnir explores ethereal and progressive sounds with lyrics that pursue the rich literature of ancient Scandinavia. Throughout a demo, splits, and five full-length records they have continued to refine their sound; weaving acoustics, blackened metal, doom, and psychedelic all thread into one fine art piece. Freshly equipped with two live and studio members, they are now looking forward to adding the next chapter to the band’s development.”

Clayton Cushman (vocals, guitars) comments: “We are excited to work with Eisenwald, and look forward to our partnership to help us forge the next TFOS record and beyond. We are honored to join the roster of friends and fine artists as we move towards the next chapter for The Flight of Sleipnir.”

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Matricide Gearing Up To Enter The Studio

The Israeli metal unit Matricide recently joined the ranks of the Extreme Management Group roster. In addition to the recent partnering, Matricide has announced that the band will be entering the studio to record a forthcoming EP and follow-up to “When Random Turns To Fate” (Kame’a Music).

More details will be released regarding the upcoming album later this year. The group also comments: “Matricide is happy to announce we’ll be joining forces with Extreme Management Group! EMG is home to some big names and great bands such as Suffocation, Broken Hope, Atheist, Threat Signal and Into Eternity. This partnership is a great opportunity to take Matricide to new heights and spread our music further.”

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Vipassi Signs With Season Of Mist To Release New Album

Season of Mist is proud to announce the signing of Australian prog innovators Vipassi. The instrumental prog metal quartet is the brainchild of guitarist Ben Boyle and Ne Oblivscaris drummer Dan Presland, and also features Ne Obliviscaris guitarist Benjamin Baret and bassist Brendan “Cygnus” Brown.

Vipassi previously released debut EP “Sunyata” and has begun work on a first full-length album for Season of Mist. Regarding the signing, the band comments:

“We are extremely proud to announce our partnership with Season of Mist. We cannot express how humbled we are to be welcomed as part of a roster and label that we have so much respect for, being familiar with their passion and work ethic for forward thinking music through their existing ties with Ne Oblivscaris. It was a simple and intuitive decision that this is the ideal place for Vipassi.”

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Hirax Working On New Album, Signs Management Deal With Alpha Omega

Alpha Omega Management is extremely delighted to announce the signing of the legendary U.S. Bay Area thrash group Hirax. Lead vocalist Katon W. De Pena states:

“After an outstanding reception at this year’s Maryland Death Fest We are happy to announce our partnership with Alpha Omega Management! With their knowledge and guidance we know that we will make a big impact on the world of thrash metal/heavy-metal worldwide…. They will work with us on planning international tours as well as the upcoming new Hirax studio album! Let the music world be warned, Hirax is coming….”

The management group adds: “We have a huge pleasure to welcome Hiraxand its charismatic Frontman and founding member Katon W. De Pena to our Family! The band has no need of long introductions, as being one of the pioneers of the Bay Area thrash metal scene! We’re looking forward to bring HIRAX on new international tours, blasting stronger than ever before!”

The band’s latest album “Immortal Legacy” is available on SPV Records and work is underway on a new release. You can also catch the band live September 4th at the Rainbow Bar And Grill in West Hollywood, California on the Sunset Strip Outdoor big stage.

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Hot Coffin Releasing New Self-Titled Album

Triple Eye Industries is pleased to announce the release of a self-titled album from Milwaukee outfit Hot Coffin. The album, which is due to be released on April 1st, consists of 8 heavy but hooky tracks.

“Hot Coffin” will be released as a limited edition butter cream colored 12″ vinyl and includse a digital download card. You can pre-order the album and listen to the lead track “Whistle, Hawk & Spit” at this location (also streaming below).

The band’s label comments: “Triple Eye Industries is proud to announce the partnership with long-time comrades, Hot Coffin, as we release their second full-length album featuring new vocalist Chris Chuzles. Back with a heavier, darker sound – the hook-laden, anthemic songwriting tendencies and tight execution which Hot Coffin is known for still surface on this, their most ambitious release to date.”

Hot Coffin by Hot Coffin

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Dee Calhoun Signs With Argonauta Records

Argonauta Records is beyond proud to announce a new great name is now part of the family: Dee Calhoun – known to the masses as Screaming Mad Dee, the voice of doom metal legends Iron Man – will release his debut solo album “Rotgut” by late spring 2016.

Rotgut bears its moniker not only as a title, but as a frame of mind. “When I think of ‘rotgut,'” Dee explains, “I think of something inexpensively produced, very unrefined, and that knocks you on your ass when you indulge in it. And the next day, you’re still feeling it. This very much sums up my approach to this record. The songs on the album are very personal, and the acoustic approach suits them perfectly.”

Argonauta adds: “As with most of Dee’s material – which spans nearly 30 years – the songs on ‘Rotgut’ are (pardon the pun) from the gut, with no pretentiousness, and draw inspiration from the ongoing triumphs and struggles of everyday life. Mistakes, redemption, strength, and the knowledge that there are no promises, but only the eternal attempt to find happiness are just a few of the themes that the singer/songwriter from Frederick, MD present here.

“Dee Calhoun began his musical journey as a small boy, and first appeared on record in the late 1980s. He has been the singer/lyricist for Iron Man since 2010, appearing on two EPs and the critically acclaimed 2013 LP ‘South of the Earth.'”

Regarding the signing with Argonauta, Dee is all smiles. “It’s important to me to work with entities who favor artists as opposed to product. Argonauta has an amazing roster of bands, and Gero is wonderful to work with. Our partnership is only in its infancy, but the first impressions have been top-notch. I look forward to this partnership moving onward and upward.”

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