New EP “Ashes” Announced By Sinsaenum

Sinsaenum and earMUSIC are pleased to announce the release of “Ashes,” the brand new EP by Frédéric Leclercq (DragonForce) and Joey Jordison’s (ex-Slipknot) extreme death metal project.

Sinsaenum’s current LP “Echoes of the Tortured,” which has been nominated as “Best Debut” by Metal Hammer Germany, is an album that has been praised worldwide as one of the freshest and finest approaches to death metal. Following the 2016 release of the band’s celebrated debut, Sinsaenum now go beyond and have truly reached the next level.

“Ashes” will be released on November 10th via earMUSIC. It is available for pre-order via Amazon and iTunes. The EP contains over 30 minutes of mind-blowing music, featuring three brand new and EP-exclusive songs, which all display Sinsaenum’s love for the roots of death metal and extreme music.

Additionally, two previously exclusive Japanese bonus tracks can finally be enjoyed by the rest of the world. To top it all off, renowned French producer and musician Frederic Duquesne (Mass Hysteria, guitar) has provided a remix for “Dead Souls.”

The cover artwork (shown below) was drawn by Maxime Taccardi, a dark, twisted artist who managed to capture the essence of Sinsaenum’s music.

“‘Ashes’ is showing a more mature version of our music, and also an angrier side,” said Leclercq. “A lot angrier. We wanted the production to be rawer. Nothing is polite here. We just want to grab the listeners by the throat and spit our hatred into their face. With this EP, we took things further. The black metal vibe is more present in the three new songs, as are the synths; they reinforce the eerie side of our music. Experimenting with keys and machine is not something we are afraid of. Musical darkness can come in many ways.”

With these impressive credentials, it is hard not to label Sinsaenum a “supergroup,” since the project embodies the joint venture of Fred Leclercq of Dragonforce and Joey Jordison (VIMIC, former Slipknot drummer). The rest of the band is of no less importance and credibility: Attila Csihar (Mayhem, vocals), Sean Zatorsky (Dååth, vocals), Seth Heimoth (bass), and Stephane Buriez (Loudblast, guitar) – all of which are well respected in their fields – complete the ensemble, making Sinsaenum premium-level heavy metal.

The track listing is:

1. “Ashes”
2. “Monarch of Death”
3. “2099 (Heretics)”
4. “Degeneration”*
5. “King of the Desperate Lands”*
6. “Dead Souls”**
* Previously Japanese Bonus Only
** Frédéric Duquesne remix

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The Walking Dead Orchestra Releasing New Album “Resurrect”

French death metal legion The Walking Dead Orchestra will release second full-length album, “Resurrect,” on October 13th via Unique Leader Records. Issues the band of the self-produced offering:

“We conditioned ourselves to unleash our primal influences, it’s a back-to-the-roots process with old-school riffs tuned to the more modern sound. We are proud of this combination. Each song has its own identity. We recorded, mixed, and mastered the entire album by ourselves at our own studio, Spike Recording Studio, which allowed us to keep every step of the production process under control. This gave us the time and freedom to really develop our sound.

“This album imposes an ambiance with many twists and surprises and the songs structures are more mature. This is a new chapter for the band but also for the Architect, the main character of The Walking Dead Orchestra’s concept which takes place through a post-apocalyptic world. The artwork reflects The Walking Dead Orchestra’s universe and illustrates each situation our main character goes through.”

Pre-orders for “Resurrect” will be available in the coming weeks. In the meantime, check out “Dogmes Anxiogenes” below.

Resurrect by The Walking Dead Orchestra

1. Calvaire
2. Resurrect The Scourge
3. Through The Realm Of Chaos
4. Vengeful Flavors
5. Dogmes Anxiogenes
6. Area Of Desolation
7. Demoligarchie
8. Siamese Traitors
9. Apostate
10. Necrosphere
11. Spread The Chaos And Terror
12. Desecrate

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Twingiant Reveals New Album “Blood Feud”

Loud and heavy metal band Twingiant is pleased to announce the release of new album “Blood Feud” via Argonauta Records on October 13th, 2017. The band’s guitarist Nikos Mixas commented:

“We’re so excited to be on the verge of releasing our 3rd full-length album via Argonauta Records. We’ve put a lot of work and thought into the material, the production in addition to the artwork concept and we couldn’t be more proud of the result!

“During every step of the creation process for ‘Blood Feud,’ we took our time and we feel that we’re releasing our best effort yet by a longshot. In the past, we’ve been lumped into the stoner rock/metal/sludge scene, but that’s really not the case anymore, ‘Blood Feud’ may have some of those elements, but ultimately, it’s a metal album.”

You can pre-order “Blood Feud” over here. The album’s full track listing is as follows:

1. Throttled
2. Poison Control Party Line
3. Ride the Gun
4. Re-Fossilized
5. Shadow of South Mountain
6. Formally Known As
7. Last Man Standing
8. Kaishakunin

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New Album Recordings Underway As Graveshadow Enteres Studio

Recently completing a west coast run of shows with Russia’s Arkona and Norway’s Sirenia, Sacramento’s Graveshadow – a male-backed symphonic metal band that incorporates doom, thrash and Goth metal influences – has entered the studio to begin recording the sophomore album and debut for M-Theory Audio.

The band settled into The Captains Quarters in Ventura, California with producer (and Night Demon guitarist) Armand John Anthony.

“The idea came to record with Armand while we were on tour with Night Demon. I got to talking with him and he showed me some of his production work,” explains Graveshadow guitarist Will Walker. “What we really want to accomplish on this album is more of a raw and organic sound while still maintaining the symphonic elements of the music. It was a natural fit. The gear, the room, everything is working out to realize exactly what we were looking for. Armand is an absolute joy to work with and we feel he’s really helping us make this the best it can be.”

Recording will continue over the month of July with plans to release in early 2018 via the new deal with M-Theory Audio. Stay tuned for updates.

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Archspire Reveals New Album “Relentless Mutation”

Archspire today announces details on new album “Relentless Mutation,” which will see a worldwide release on September 22nd. “Relentless Mutation” was recorded and engineered by Dave Otero at Flatline Studios and features artwork from Eliran Kantor.

The band is also now streaming a first new track off “Relentless Mutation” – check out the explosive first track of hyper-technical death metal, “Involuntary Doppelganger,” in the player below.

Regarding the new track, Archspire comments: “‘Involuntary Doppelgänger’ is the first track from our upcoming release ‘Relentless Mutation.’ We are extremely proud of what we were able to accomplish with Dave Otero. Dave was able to keep the production clear enough for every instrument to be heard, even at such a fast tempo. We hope you enjoy this first track, and we’ll be releasing more of ‘Relentless Mutation’ soon. Stay tech!”

1. Involuntary Doppelgänger
2. Human Murmuration
3. Remote Tumour Seeker
4. Relentless Mutation
5. The Mimic Well
6. Calamus Will Animate
7. A Dark Horizontal

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At Home In Hell Releases “My Pain” Music Video

At Home In Hell just dropped a new music video for “My Pain,” taken off the band’s latest album “In Home Hell” (reviewed here).

The clip comes courtesy of Valor Infinity Production and was directed by John Tesdal and produced by David Coleman II.

The band comments: “Here’s the music video you’ve been waiting for, folks. We did this with Valor Infinity Studios, LLC back in February and it is now available for your viewing pleasure. Filmed in Butte, MT at the Ballroom in the Finlen Hotel & Motor Inn. Spread it like fire, folks!”

At Home In Hell just wrapped up a U.S. tour and will next play The Do Bar in Great Falls, Montana on Saturday the 17th. For more info on At Home In Hell, head over to Facebook here.

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Rex Brown (Ex-Pantera/Down) Premieres New Music Video “Train Song” From Upcoming Debut Album “Smoke On This…”

Rex Brown (Ex-Pantera/Down) premieres a new music video entitled “Train Song”, taken from his upcoming solo debut album “Smoke On This…”, which will be out in stores July 28th via eOne Music. Director Justin Reich (Zakk Wylde, Ace Frehley) helmed the production of the clip.

Check out now “Train Song” below.

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Suffocation Talks “…Of The Dark Light” Production

New York death metal group Suffocation will release new album “…Of The Dark Light” on June 9th via Nuclear Blast Records. Today, the band unveils a new trailer discussing the production, mixing and mastering – check it out below.

“…Of The Dark Light” was produced by Suffocation and tracked at Full Force Studios with longtime engineer Joe Cincotta. Mixing and mastering were handled by world renowned producer/engineer Zeuss, while cover artwork was created by Colin Marks.

01. Clarity Through Deprivation
02. The Warmth Within The Dark
03. Your Last Breaths
04. Return To The Abyss
05. The Violation
06. Of The Dark Light
07. Some Things Should Be Left Alone
08. Caught Between Two Worlds
09. Epitaph Of The Credulous

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“Blackhearts” Documentary Offered Free For Iranian Viewers

The producers of the award-winning documentary “Blackhearts” have had a goal to release the film in Iran since early in development, and as news of the documentary started to spread online, Iranian main character Sina began receiving messages from aspiring young metalheads finding inspiration in his story, themselves wishing to play the music they love without fear of consequences.

Preparing for the DVD release, all kinds of approaches for distribution or screening possibilities in Iran were pursued, but no traditional solutions were found. Now a geoblocked minisite has been created where all Iranians can watch the full documentary for free, and the production company Gammaglimt has reached out to spread the link below the radar of the Iranian regime. If you’re in Iran and want to view the film, send a message at Facebook here.

Sina comments: “I have received many inquiries from young musicians in Iran, both via email and through social media, who have read about me in connection with Blackhearts. In Iran, it is impossible to play black metal. It is impossible to release your music legally and concerts is also something you can forget. Through my story, they can see that it is possible!”

The story of Sina’s oppression at the hands of the Iranian government questions the role of authority in dictating what defines art; on the other end lies Kaiadas, a government oppressor who is a member of Greece’s neo-fascist political party The Golden Dawn by day and black metal musician by night. In the middle, we have Hector, a devoted Satanist and frontman for the Colombian black metal band Luciferian. All three of them exemplifying the global reach and cultural heritage of Norwegian black metal. Also featured in the film are Norwegian black metallers Keep Of Kalessin, Nocturno Culto from Darkthrone, Destructhor from Myrkskog/Zyklon/ex-Morbid Angel and Tjalve from Den Saakaldte/ex-1349.

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Wage War Premieres New Song & Video “Don’t Let Me Fade Away” From Upcoming New Album “Deadweight”

Ocala, FL’s metalcore outfit Wage War premieres a new song and video titled “Don’t Let Me Fade Away”, taken from the upcoming new album “Deadweight”, which will be out in stores August 04th via Fearless Records. Recording sessions for the release took place with Andrew Wade (A Day To Remember, The Word Alive) and A Day To Remember vocalist Jeremy McKinnon handling the production duties.

Check out now “Don’t Let Me Fade Away” below.

States guitarist/vocalist Cody Quistad:

“We are so thrilled to finally announce our new album, Deadweight. We’ve put so much time, effort, and emotion into making what we think is the best and truest Wage War album. Lyrically, it’s the most vulnerable and honest we’ve ever done. Musically, we really pushed ourselves on the heavy and melodic sides of our band. “Stitch” was an insight to the heavy and now we give you a melodic answer, ‘Don’t Let Me Fade Away.’ This record was exceptionally hard to pick singles for because of how much time and work we put into making every song a great one. ‘Don’t Let Me Fade Away‘ was always a stand out from the beginning. It’s all the elements that make up our band in one song, and in a perfected state. We’re very excited for all that’s ahead!”

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