German speed metallers Vulture sign to Metal Blade Records!

– February 7th, 2018 –

Metal Blade Records is proud to announce the sealing of a pact with German speed metallers Vulture. The full metal quintet has signed a multiple album deal with the Blade and is right now in the songwriting process for their tentative new album to be released by the end of 2018.

Vulture comments: “We feel proud and honored to officially announce our contract conclusion with METAL BLADE RECORDS! Signing up with the legendary label that released many of those albums that sparked our passion for extreme metal in our youths feels like completing the circle. Now, more motivated and bloodthirsty than ever, we are already eagerly working on new tracks for our second full-length. Attention posers! Prepare to die!”

The high speed metal militia that is Vulture was formed in late summer 2015. It was only half a year later when their first demo entitled Victim To The Blade saw the light of the day.

Their first output contains four fast, eerie and face melting tracks that created a huge furor around the scene. The feedback was so tremendous that it not only resulted in multiple re-releases as an EP on vinyl and CD, but also for participations in renowned concerts and festivals around Europe such as Metal Assault, Hell Over Hammaburg or the infamous Live Evil festival in London.

Vulture released their debut LP The Guillotine in the summer of 2017 and straight on the boys continued their killing streak with eight massive songs that contained even more aggression and fury than their predecessors. Having added more melody and variation to their songwriting, Vulture clearly emphasizes that they are not in line for being yet another homage to the 80s metal scene.

Being joined by a fifth member and now permanent drummer just a few months ago, Vulture has lifted off higher than ever in order to deliver another full-length album soon. The studio has already been booked for this summer and we can definitely assure you: Vulture kills!

Vulture line-up:
L. Steeler – vocals
S. Genozider – guitar
M. Outlaw – guitar
A. Axetinctor – bass
G. Deceiver – drums

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Harm’s Way reveals details for new album, ‘Posthuman’

– December 6th, 2017 –

Launches first single, “Human Carrying Capacity”

On February 9th, Harm’s Way will release their new album, Posthuman. Having grown with each subsequent release, Posthuman, the band’s fourth full-length – and Metal Blade Records debut – is a devastating addition to their catalog. “We’ve always stayed true to who we are and allowed the songwriting process to take shape organically from record to record, and as the band has progressed, our sound has become more refined with metal and industrial influences,” states drummer Chris Mills, while guitarist Bo Lueders succinctly sums up what people can expect when they first spin the record: “To a Harm’s Way fan, I would describe ‘Posthuman‘ as a blend of ‘Isolation‘(2011) and ‘Rust‘ (2015), but it’s sonically way more insane. To anyone else, I would simply say it’s full on heavy and full on aggression.”

For a first preview of Posthuman, the single “Human Carrying Capacity” can be streamed at: – where the record can also be pre-ordered in the following formats:

–Highlighter red/orange vinyl + download card (limited to 200 copies – USA exclusive)
–White vinyl + download card (limited to 1000 copies – USA exclusive)
–Translucent clear w/ white, blue and purple marble vinyl + download card (limited to 400 copies – USA exclusive)
–Marble green vinyl + download card (limited to 300 copies via Closed Casket)
–Translucent purple/black split vinyl + download card (limited to 300 copies via Death Wish)
–White / black marble vinyl + download card (limited to 500 copies – EU exclusive)
–Transparent violet vinyl + download card (limited to 200 copies – EU exclusive)
–Clear “birthday cake” splattered vinyl + download card (limited to 200 copies – EU exclusive)
–Milky-clear/blue-green-red splattered vinyl + download card (limited to 100 copies – EU exclusive)
* exclusive bundles with a shirt, plus digital options are also available!

With producer Putney overseeing the tracking at Graphic Nature Audio in Belleville, New Jersey, Posthuman came together easily and fluidly. Having three weeks to track it – the longest they have ever spent on a single full-length – was definitely beneficial. “We spent the first three days there doing pre-production and refining the songs to be the best possible versions of themselves,” says Mills. “The amount of time we had in creating this record meant we were able to experiment and not have to rush with any aspect of it, and I feel it shows in the end product.” The title, Posthuman, aptly summarizes the themes of the record, reflecting a sense of not feeling like a part of the world anymore, whether that be politically, socially, ethically, or emotionally. “It very much pulls from ideas of transcendence, progression, and resilience”, Mills elaborates, “and it’s very much a push back on traditional ideas of the self and self-actualization. ‘Posthuman‘ to us is about progressing above and beyond the confines of what is considered human, in the physical, psychological, and categorical sense.”

Posthuman track-listing
1. Human Carrying Capacity
2. Last Man
3. Sink
4. Temptation
5. Become a Machine
6. Call My Name
7. Unreality
8. Dissect Me
9. The Gift
10. Dead Space

An intense touring campaign will see the band taking the songs into venues around the world throughout 2018 and beyond – stay tuned for dates coming soon!

Harm’s Way line-up:
Chris Mills – drums
Bo Lueders – guitar
James Pligge – vocals
Casey Soyk – bass
Nick Gauthier – guitar

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Details Of New Album “Beyond The Rain” Issued BY WildeStarr

WildeStarr – featuring the combined talents of 3 of the most dynamic musicians in heavy metal today: Dave Starr (Vicious Rumors, Chastain) on all guitars & bass, London Wilde on vocals (who many regard as highly as Rob Halford, Dio, and Geoff Tate), and power house Josh Foster on drums – are geared up to release the new album “Beyond the Rain” via Scarlet Records on December 8th.

Through three studio albums (“Arrival,” in 2010; “A Tell Tale Heart,” in 2012; and now with “Beyond The Rain,” in 2017), WildeStarr has established itself as the master of its craft with melodic and aggressive metal full of drama, and conveyed via a huge wall of sound. Husband and wife team Dave Starr and London Wilde have been friends for 30 years, and married for over 15 now. This makes the songwriting and chemistry very special and unique in the world of heavy metal.

“Beyond The Rain” takes the listener on a harrowing ride and emotional roller coaster. Some might think its a concept album, but its actually much more than that. The songs are London Wilde’s lyrical expression of pain, torment, hope, and love based on the real life tragic suicide of her brother Gary in 2012. Gary was a gifted musician who suffered the sad pitfalls of many others who pickup the guitar and dream of success in the music biz. After his death, Gary essentially became a not so silent fourth member of the band, and his presence and spirit was deeply felt throughout the songwriting and recording process.

The track listing is:

1. Metamorphose
2. Beyond The Rain
3. Pressing The Wires
4. Double Red
5. Down Cold
6. Rage And Water
7. Crimson Fifths
8. Undersold
9. From Shadow
10. When The Night Falls

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New Video Clip “Throttled” Posted By Twingiant

Arizona heavy rock act Twingiant released a new video clip for the song “Throttled.” The song appears on the band’s new album “Blood Feud,” which just dropped this past Friday, October 13th.

Guitarist Nikos Mixas commented: “In Twingiant, the four of us individually come from some pretty different backgrounds and we listen to varying types of music during our free time. ‘Throttled’ is an excellent representation of this sort of musical kaleidoscope meshing relationship that we have with each other and it also exemplifies a maturation withing our songwriting process as a band.”

Check out the clip, which premiered at Metal Injection, either over at this location, or right here in the player below:

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Lyric Video For New Song “Breathe Again” Issued By Angel Nation

Melodic metal band Angel Nation – featuring Leaves’ Eyes vocalist Elina Siirala – released the second song from the new album “Aeon,” which drops on October 27th via Inner Wound Recordings. Check out the lyric video for “Breathe Again” in the player below.

Pre-order “Aeon” at this location.

Angel Nation’s sophomore release “Aeon” continues the musical diversity that Elina likes to express in her songwriting. The unique blend of retro and modern sounds is developed even further with this album. The power of metal and rock combined with Elina’s ethereal yet strong and emotional vocals create the perfect platform for stories of both earthly and otherworldly she likes to create with her lyrics.

The album features a guest appearance by Jukka Pelkonen (Omnium Gatherum) on vocals and the artwork was created by Darkgrove Design (Apocalyptica, Delain, Leah).

The track listing is:

1. Burn The Witch (see music video here)
2. Blood Is On Your Hands
3. Breathe Again
4. Wonder Who You Are
5. Farewell
6. Free
7. Enough Is Enough
8. Music Plays
9. Fireflies
10. Destination

Check out “Breathe Again” here:

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New And Final Album Announced By Thy Serpent’s Cult

On October 27th, Ordo MCM is proud to present the third and final album of Thy Serpent’s Cult, “Supremacy of Chaos.”

Hailing from the cult metal hotbed of Chile, Thy Serpent’s Cult have been a veritable force of nature for nearly 10 years. Forming in 2008, and now gracefully bowing out on a high note, the quartet has skillfully crafted a scorching firestorm of a sound lo these many years, marrying the sulfurous atmosphere of ancient South American black metal to the jackhammering militancy of classic Krisiun, Deicide, and Angelcorpse. Thy Serpent’s Cult released the second album in 2014 under the banner of Ordo MCM. Fittingly titled “Sedition, Sorcery and Blasphemy,” it was a whirlwind of darkness and dread, and was suitably hailed in the underground.

But now, sensing the end was nigh, Thy Serpent’s Cult unleash the foulest and most dread energies with “Supremacy of Chaos.” Once again fittingly titled, “Supremacy of Chaos” reaps a hellish harvest of tornado-torn death metal, deeply and diabolically suffused with a tangibly occult aura. Here, Thy Serpent’s Cult span all their trademark traits – martial surge, swirling vortex, boiling pressure – and send them deeper into the bowels of Hell. The title “Supremacy of Chaos” is telling, in that the band do indeed hail the supreme powers of chaos; and yet, in other ways, their songwriting is strict and finessed and hardly a chaotic thing. Nevertheless, with a production that ably balances the blood-red raw and robustly professional, Thy Serpent’s Cult smother the senses with an overwhelming onslaught, thereby instilling a sensation of imminent chaos.

And as its last notes ring out, “Supremacy of Chaos” seals the coffin on Thy Serpent’s Cult and preserves a legacy that will remain untarnished. Hail the old gods!

In the leadup to the album’s release, a special lyric video for “Into the Depths of Hell” can be viewed below. Cover and track listing are as follows:

1. Supremacy of Chaos
2. Diabolic Force
3. The Goddess of the Lust
4. Into the Depths of Hell
5. Pedophilac Priest
6. Apocalyptic Horse of War
7. Endless Hate
8. Satanic Rites of Blood
9. Real of Satan
10. Necrophago
11. Leviathan

Check out “Into the Depths of Hell” here:

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Video Clip For New Song “Burn The Witch” Posted By Angel Nation

Melodic metal band Angel Nation, the band featuring Leaves’ Eyes vocalist Elina Siirala, released a video clip for the new single “Burn The Witch,” the first single from the new album “Aeon.” The album is set to drop via Inner Wound Recordings on October 27th.

Angel Nation was founded by the classically trained Finnish singer who moved to London in 2008 and fell in love with the power of rock and metal.

The debut album [released under the name EnkeliNation] “Tears of Lust” was received with glowing reviews all over the world. The release in 2014 was followed by shows at Bloodstock Open Air, shows in Finland amongst others. In 2016, Elina also joined Leaves’ Eyes.

The sophomore release “Aeon” continues the musical diversity that Elina likes to express in her songwriting. The unique blend of retro and modern sounds is developed even further with this album. The power of metal and rock combined with Elina’s ethereal yet strong and emotional vocals create the perfect platform for stories of both earthly and otherworldly she likes to create with her lyrics.

The album features a guest appearance by Jukka Pelkonen (Omnium Gatherum) on vocals and the artwork was created by Darkgrove Design (Apocalyptica, Delain, Leah).

Get ready for it all: Heavy, rocking and epic tunes from this highly anticipated album with tons of character!

The track listing is:

1. Burn The Witch
2. Blood Is On Your Hands
3. Breathe Again
4. Wonder Who You Are
5. Farewell
6. Free
7. Enough Is Enough
8. Music Plays
9. Fireflies
10. Destination

Check out “Burn The Witch” here:

Check out Angel Nation on tour:

Dec 14: Boston Music Room – London, UK
Dec 15: De Verlichte Geest – Roeselare, BE
Dec 16: Le Batofar – Paris, FR
Dec 17: Popcentrale – Dordrecht, NL
Dec 20: 7er Club – Mannheim, DE
Dec 21: T.B.A.
Dec 22: De Bosuil – Weert, NL

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Infection Code Working On New Album “Dissenso”

Italian noisecore group Infection Code just completed the songwriting process for a sixth studio album. The record, titled “Dissenso,” will contain 8 new songs and Infection Code is slated to lay down tracks this coming fall, with an early 2018 release projected through Argonauta Records.

Musically, it will touch all the territories the band has fostered during its creative history: jazz-like post-hardcore, psychedelic electronics, and noise disturbances with a particular focus on experimental sounds.

The lyrics for “Dissenso” will relate to topics rooted in the history of Italian society during the 70’s and will also see some guest appearances to be announced – stay tuned for more info.

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Tau Cross Announces New Album “Pillar Of Fire”

Tau Cross – the multinational punk / heavy metal collective revolving around Amebix bassist and frontman Rob “The Baron” Miller and Voivod drummer Michel “Away” Langevin – just announced details on a second full-length album.

“Pillar Of Fire” is due out July 21st on CD/2xLP/digital formats via Relapse Records. Additionally, the band has premiered a music video for the new song “Deep State,” directed by Jakub Moth. Check it out below.

Tau Cross commented on the new album: “’Pillar of Fire’ is the continuation of some of the ideas that were explored on our first Album, this time we have managed to share the songwriting more equally and introduce some other textures to the songs. This should help to establish Tau Cross as less of a one off phenomena and more of an ongoing musical collective producing our own distinctive sonic environment.”

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Finsterforst Working On New Album

Following 2015’s “Mach dich frei” album and the subsequent 2016 EP titled… ahem… “#YØLØ,” German folk metal band Finsterforst is now working on a new release. The band comments:

“Spring is coming and the songwriting process for our next album has started. As you can see, we are gathering true pagan influences with Hannes a.k.a THE Lulatsch at Europapark!

“After supporting us at Ragnarök Festival with his amazing accordion and vocal performance, he still feels like being a part of this band – at least somehow!

“Anyway, what do you guys expect from the next Finsterforst record?”

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