Suidakra Reveals New Album, “Cimbric Yarns” Release Date

German Celtic metal veterans Suidakra has announced that their new album, “Cimbric Yarns” will be released through AFM Records on November 16th. Instead of their characteristic bombastic melodic death metal, the musicians impress with an acoustic, ambient masterpiece that takes the audience into a mystical land far before time.

Based on a fantasy world which was created during the artwork/soundtrack collaboration between the painter Kris Verwimp and Antonik on Realms Of Odoric, the Belgian artist explains: “Continuing the Realms Of Odoric saga, Cimbric Yarns harks back to where it all began. Thousands of years before Odoric’s time, there existed an advanced civilisation that perished in a great cosmic cataclysm. Cimbric Yarns is an attempt at recreating its mythology, inspired by ancient Celtic texts and megalithic sites from all over the world. It weaves a fine thread between history and fantasy, chronicling the fate of its main characters Cruàc, Arma and Aenea in 10 compelling acoustic songs.”

Tracklisting:

1. Echtra
2. Serpentine Origins
3. Ode To Arma
4. A Day And Forever
5. Black Dawn
6. At Nine Light Night
7. Snakehenge
8. Birth And Despair
9. Assault On Urlár
10. Caoine Cruác

The album will be available as Digipak and clear orange, gatefold Vinyl (ltd. to 300 units.)

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Suidakra Reveals New Album, “Cimbric Yarns” Release Date

German Celtic metal veterans Suidakra has announced that their new album, “Cimbric Yarns” will be released through AFM Records on November 16th. Instead of their characteristic bombastic melodic death metal, the musicians impress with an acoustic, ambient masterpiece that takes the audience into a mystical land far before time.

Based on a fantasy world which was created during the artwork/soundtrack collaboration between the painter Kris Verwimp and Antonik on Realms Of Odoric, the Belgian artist explains: “Continuing the Realms Of Odoric saga, Cimbric Yarns harks back to where it all began. Thousands of years before Odoric’s time, there existed an advanced civilisation that perished in a great cosmic cataclysm. Cimbric Yarns is an attempt at recreating its mythology, inspired by ancient Celtic texts and megalithic sites from all over the world. It weaves a fine thread between history and fantasy, chronicling the fate of its main characters Cruàc, Arma and Aenea in 10 compelling acoustic songs.”

Tracklisting:

1. Echtra
2. Serpentine Origins
3. Ode To Arma
4. A Day And Forever
5. Black Dawn
6. At Nine Light Night
7. Snakehenge
8. Birth And Despair
9. Assault On Urlár
10. Caoine Cruác

The album will be available as Digipak and clear orange, gatefold Vinyl (ltd. to 300 units.)

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Lyric Video For New Song “New Horizon” Issued By Lost In Grey

Finnish theatrical metal act Lost In Grey released a lyric video for the new song “New Horizon.” The song appears on the debut album “The Grey Realms,” which drops on March 3rd via NoiseArt Records.

The story of “The Grey Realms” is as important as the music itself. Divided into three chapters, not unlike the classical stage play, Lost In Grey knit a complex story about Lillian, a woman trying to escape the cruelty in the world and getting to a paradise-like place, ‘The Grey Realms.’

Telling the story, Harri Koskela (also keyboard), Emily Leone (also violin) and lyricist Anne Lill Rajala play the characters within the story and bring a very own touch to it through their diverse voice talents. Witness the unbelievable talent of each and every one band member in three acts, making this extraordinary debut album a diverse and at the same time unique experience.

The track listing for the album is:

1. Waltz Of Lillian
2. Road To Styx
3. Dark Skies (see music video here)
4. Revelation
5. The Order
6. New Horizon
7. The Grey Realms
8. Silence Falls

Check out “New Horizon” here:

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FIRESPAWN – new album “The Reprobate”, cover artwork revealed

Swedish devil worshippers FIRESPAWN have announced the release of “The Reprobate”, the follow-up album of 2015’s much lauded debut album “Shadow Realms”. Today the band unveils the cover artwork, as you can see above. It’s an excerpt of a huge painted piece of artwork, done by Mr. Paolo Girardi, who has been responsible for the […]

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Video Clip For New Song “Dark Skies” Issued By Lost In Grey

Finnish theatrical metal act Lost In Grey issued a music video for the new song “Dark Skies.” The song is taken from the upcoming debut album “The Grey Realms,” which drops on March 3rd via NoiseArt Records.

Lost In Grey was founded back in 2013 around front man Harri Koskela and is inspired by symphonic and folk Metal, but also by film soundtracks and the beautiful nature in Northern Finland.

The story of “The Grey Realms” is as important as the music itself. Divided into three chapters, not unlike the classical stage play, Lost In Grey knit a complex story about Lillian, a woman trying to escape the cruelty in the world and getting to a paradise-like place, ‘The Grey Realms.’

Telling the story, Harri Koskela (also keyboard), Emily Leone (also violin) and lyricist Anne Lill Rajala play the characters within the story and bring a very own touch to it through their diverse voice talents. Witness the unbelievable talent of each and every one band member in three acts, making this extraordinary debut album a diverse and at the same time unique experience.

The track listing for the album is:

1. Waltz Of Lillian
2. Road To Styx
3. Dark Skies
4. Revelation
5. The Order
6. New Horizon
7. The Grey Realms
8. Silence Falls

Created and directed by Anne Lill Raja, check out “Dark Skies” here:

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Cryptic Realms Debuts Title Track Of Forthcoming Album “Enraptured By Horror”

Cryptic Realms posts the title track of the forthcoming debut album “Enraptured By Horror”, which will be out in stores November 21 via a collaboration of two Mexican labels, Iron Blood & Death Corporation and Death In Pieces Records.

Check out now “Enraptured By Horror” below.

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T.O.M.B. Streaming Full “Fury Nocturnus” Album

U.S. blackened noise occultist T.O.M.B. is streaming its new album and Peaceville Records debut, “Fury Nocturnus,” in its entirety below. “Fury Nocturnus” officially released last Friday via Peaceville Records and can be purchased .

The band commented: “With the release of ‘Fury Nocturnus’ under the banner of Peaceville Records, T.O.M.B. will now enter a new era in composing nefarious noise frequencies, giving new life to the sonic musical sorcery we choose to conduct.

“It is a true honor to have T.O.M.B. recognized by a label that for decades has been historical in providing a solid foundation and support-mechanism for their individual artists to flourish, within the realms of extreme music.

“Peaceville’s acknowledgment of T.O.M.B.’s authentic approach and past accomplishments is extremely exciting, and we are completely grateful to be granted the opportunity to be a part of such a professional and prestigious label.”

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Power Of The Riff 2016 Announces More Band Confirmations

The second wave of acts for the LA-based December edition of The Power Of The Riff has today been released.

The new list includes Nails, Pelican, Gatecreeper, Gag, and hardcore supergroup Bloodclot, featuring members of Cro-Mags, Warzone, Murphy’s Law, Queens Of The Stone Age, and more. The fest has issued a brief trailer for the event, and tickets have just gone on sale as well.

Presented in conjunction with Southern Lord, the two-day Power Of The Riff festival event is set to take place on Saturday, December 17th and Sunday, December 18th at LA’s Regent Theatre. Each night will feature seven artists bridging the realms of underground extreme music, including a mix of both internationally-recognized and brand new acts.

12/17/2016 Regent Theater – Los Angeles, CA w/ Wolves In The Throne Room, more TBA
12/18/2016 Regent Theater – Los Angeles, CA w/ Neurosis, more TBA

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Gridfailure Streaming New Song “Woodlands Of Self-Impalement”

A new track from Gridfailure is now playing online in conjunction with the announcement of an impending free digital EP.

“Further Layers Of Societal Collapse” presents several random recordings which see the outfit’s works infiltrate further realms of biomechanical madness, meshing ghostly and fractured elements of dark ambient, power electronics, and industrial metal with the confrontational wrath of tectonic hardcore.

Check out advance track “Woodlands Of Self-Impalement” below. Gridfailure will offer “Further Layers Of Societal Collapse” as a free download on October 30th through Bandcamp. The track listing is as follows:

1. A Severing Of Ties
2. Digital Crush
3. Android Infusion
4. Get Fucked Dance
5. Broken Systems
6. Indian Point Direct Proximity Warning Tester
7. Woodlands Of Self-Impalement

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T.O.M.B. Announces “Fury Nocturnus” Album Release

Peaceville Records is proud to announce the signing of U.S. blackened noise occultist T.O.M.B. for the release of impending “Fury Nocturnus” album, currently set for release on October 21st, 2016. The band comments:

“With the release of ‘Fury Nocturnus’ under the banner of Peaceville Records, T.O.M.B. will now enter a new era in composing nefarious noise frequencies, giving new life to the sonic musical sorcery we choose to conduct.

“It is a true honor to have T.O.M.B. recognized by a label that for decades has been historical in providing a solid foundation and support-mechanism for their individual artists to flourish, within the realms of extreme music. Peaceville’s acknowledgment of T.O.M.B.’s authentic approach and past accomplishments is extremely exciting, and we are completely grateful to be granted the opportunity to be a part of such a professional and prestigious label.”

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