An Evening With Knives Signs With Argonauta Records

Argonauta Records just signed Eindhoven based metal outfit An Evening With Knives, blurring the boundaries between post-metal, psychedelic rock and doom metal.

Since the release of their self-titled debut EP in the summer of 2015, this energetic three-piece have made quite an impression sharing the stage with acclaimed acts like Corrosion Of Conformity, Truckfighters, Elder etc..

With an ever-growing fan base due to performances at Eindhoven’s cult venue De Effenaar, the illustrious Incubate Festival in Tilburg and Belgium’s Roadkill Festival for instance, standalone shows have regularly sold out in 2016.

Recorded at The Void studio by Pieter Kloos (Dool, Death Alley, Monomyth, The Devil’s Blood, Motorpsycho), their debut full-length ‘Serrated’, is destined leave you in awe by the raw emotion and power behind this band.

An Evening With Knives’ “Serrated” will be released on CD by Argonauta Records and is available from January 26th, 2018.

An Evening With Knives are:
Marco Gelissen (guitar, lead vocals)
Ivo Jonkers (drums, sampling)
Peter van Grunsven (bass guitar and vocals)

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Hamferð reveals details for new album, ‘Támsins likam’

– November 15th, 2017 –

Releases lyric video for first single, “Hon syndrast”

Doomsters Hamferð from the Faroe Islands will release their new album, Támsins likam, on January 12th via Metal Blade Records!

Hamferð comments: “‘Támsins likam‘ is a natural progression of the Hamferð sound, and we feel that it is our most special and cohesive work yet. Even more so than on previous albums, we have sought to create a full musical epic; inspired among other things by classical symphonies and progressive concept albums. It should be obvious that we are extremely excited to start performing this new material on the road.”

As of today, you can watch the lyric video for the first single, “Hon syndrast”, at metalblade.com/hamferd – where you can also pre-order the album in the following formats:


–jewelcase CD
–180g black vinyl
–dark grey marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 300 copies)
–pastel violet marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 200 copies)
–milky clear vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 200 copies)
–transparent blue vinyl (TUTL exclusive – limited to 100 copies)
–light grey black marbled vinyl (US exclusive – limited to 200 copies)

Comments Hamferð on the lyric video for “Hon Syndrast”: “Costin Chioreanu has created an amazing lyric video for ‘Hon syndrast’ based on his artwork for the album. It might be the most aggressive song we have ever released, signifying the violently dramatic peak of the album’s story, and Costin has succeeded beautifully in illustrating its theme of dreadful realization and the merciless surroundings in which it occurs.”

Roughly translated as “Body of the mist”, Támsins likam is an attempt to create the most intriguing, honest and unique Hamferð experience yet. It is nothing less than a pinnacle; a culmination of many years of refining both sound and songwriting, spearheaded by a strong desire to keep progressing and expanding. This has resulted in an album bustling with elements ancient and familiar, violent and strange, earthen and spectral – all the while fiercely seeking to surprise and move the listener.

Once again recorded in Studio Bloch in the Faroe Islands, but this time mixed by the legendary Swedish sound wizard Daniel Bergstrand in his Dugout Productions studio, Támsins likam exhibits a rawer and more mature version of the known Hamferð sound. The somewhat harsh and bare soundscape deliberately contrasts with the refined compositions, while at the same time aligning with the increasingly honest and violent lyrical content.

“Faroese doom metal” is a powerful sound. Exclusive to this self-styled tag is Hamferð. For a near decade, the funeral dressed sextet has been casting a unique expression rooted in conceptual tragedy and intense, narrative doom metal.

Faroese history and folklore are mixed together with grand atmospheres, a trademark that has earned worldwide attention. Stages at festivals such as Inferno, Midgardsblot, Tuska, Summer Breeze, Wacken and many more have been turned into funerary ceremonies. Touring with bands like Amorphis and Moonsorrow has further garnered the band a respected reputation due to strong yet solemn live performances.

The lyrical and conceptual approach is ambitious in scope. People are drawn to it, even though the band sings in their native tongue, Faroese. With a highly engaging idea concerning lyrics and songwriting, the hour has arrived to close a conceptual trilogy which commenced with the 2010 EP Vilst er siðsta fet, continued with the internationally acclaimed 2013 full-length album Evst, and is now concluded with Támsins likam.

Támsins likam track-listing:
01. Fylgisflog
02. Stygd
03. Tvístevndur meldur
04. Frosthvarv
05. Hon Syndrast
06. Vápn í anda

Hamferð line-up:
Jon Aldara – Vocals
John Egholm – Guitar
Theodor Kapnas – Guitar
Isak Petersen – Bass
Esmar Joensen – Keyboards
Remi Johannesen – Drums

Hamferð online:
http://hamferd.com
https://www.facebook.com/Hamferd
https://twitter.com/hamferd
https://www.instagram.com/hamferdofficial
https://www.youtube.com/hamferdofficial

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Former Vital Remains Singer Scott Wily Passes Away

Former Vital Remains frontman Scott Wily, who was with the group from 2008 to 2012, has passed away according to his former bandmates. No cause of death has been announced as of yet. A posting on the official Vital Remains Facebook page by guitarist Tony Lazaro reads as follows:

“It is with heavy heart and deep sadness that i say Gator Gaeton Collier and I (Tony ) lost and old friend and singer of Vital Remains Scott Willey. I had just seen him this summer at Summer Slaughter Fest in July. And we had a nice conversation about alot of things. We told some road stories from the past and we had some good laughs. I will always remember the good times my friend.

“Until we me again for that next jam! Rest in Peace Brother ….My Condolences to his Family and friends! m/”

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New EP “Symbiosis” To Be Released By Curse The Fall

Oklahoma City’s Curse The Fall will release the new EP “Symbiosis” on November 21st, through Final Legion Records. “Symbiosis” blends power, emotion, melody and skill into one stunning sonic structure. Check out the new song “Race” in the player at the bottom.

Curse The Fall formed in 2013, a gathering together of musicians who had cut their teeth in numerous local bands and shared the drive and ambition to take things to the next level; the desire to create music that would speak to metal fans around the globe with its passion and honesty. The debut album “Aphelion” was released on Final Legion Records in the summer of 2016 and the word began to spread. “Aphelion” merely hinted at what the band could achieve.

Now the hard work in the rehearsal room and on the stage has borne fruit; with the release of “Symbiosis” the world can really hear all that Curse The Fall has to offer. Mixed and mastered by Eric Greedy, who has previously worked with everyone from Fates Warning, Kingdom Come and Smashing Pumpkins to Body Count, Fu Manchu and Vince Neil, “Symbiosis” is the real deal in every respect.

The track listing for the EP is:

1. Symbiosis
2. Race
3. Seasons
4. Over Time
5. Dirt Road
6. Symbiont

Check out “Race” here:

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Igorrr plot debut North American tour for 2018

– October 24th, 2017 –

France’s Igorrr have confirmed that they will embark on a brief tour of North America in early 2018 in support of their latest album and Metal Blade Records debut, Savage Sinusoid. The shows include stops in Montreal, New York, Mexico City, and more. The complete listing of dates can be found below.

Igorrr spent their summer on tour with performances in Israel and Turkey, as well as shows all over Europe in clubs and at notable fests: Dour Festival, Hellfest, UK Tech Fest, Brutal Assault, and more. For a preview of the group’s unique brand of sonic maelstrom, check out their Dour Festival performance in its entirety on the band’s YouTube channel: youtube.com/igorrrofficial

Igorrr‘s Gautier Serre comments on the upcoming tour: “This will be our first time in America and we have no idea how people will react to our music, this is very exciting, we cannot wait to blast some harpsichord and accordion in the American continent!”

Due to high demand, more vinyl has been pressed and made available for Savage Sinusoid. European imported pale blue marbled vinyl is available in limited quantities at Indiemerch here: indiemerch.com

Igorrr tour dates
w/ Spotlights

Jan. 31 – Montreal, QC – Petit Campus
Feb. 1 – Toronto, ON – Mod Club
Feb. 2 – Philadelphia, PA – Voltage Lounge
Feb. 3 – Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall
Feb. 4 – New York, NY – Highline Ballroom
Feb. 6 – Chicago, IL – Reggies
Feb. 9 – Mexico City, MX – Circo Volador*
Feb. 10 – Guadalajara, MX – C3 Stage*
Feb. 12 – Los Angeles, CA – Echoplex*
*=no Spotlights

“‘Savage Sinusoid‘ isn’t just a breath of fresh air in musical technicality and emotion though, but an excellent reminder to just enjoy music.”MetalInjection.net

“It’s crazy avant-garde diversity delivered with the almost rabid grindcore spirit – multi-layered, complex, but never losing the listener with pretentiousness.”NoCleanSinging.com

“Serre takes you on a remarkable journey. One that required minutes, hours, days, weeks, months, and years to complete. And the result is Igorrr‘s best record to-date.”AngryMetalGuy.com

Igorrr online:
http://igorrr.com
https://www.facebook.com/IgorrrBarrroque
https://twitter.com/igorrrbarrroque
https://www.instagram.com/igorrr_music
https://soundcloud.com/igorrr

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New Album “Ending Life Slowly” Revealed By Autumns Eyes

At the crossroad between a hallowed holiday and the cusp of a dead cold winter is where you’ll find Autumns Eyes mastermind Daniel Mitchell. After many seasons of seclusion and intermittently hitting the studio, the recording process has finally wrapped up for the new album titled “Ending Life Slowly.”

Mitchell is no stranger to the darker side of creativity, and crafts music free of constraints or label interference. “Ending Life Slowly” strikes a balance between somber reflections on mortality and full-force screaming metal, with cover art to reflect the album’s dreary nature crafted by Indonesian artist Sorrow Grips (Gojira).

Due out on October 31st, “Ending Life Slowly” serves as the first full-length album from Autumns Eyes since the 2012 release of “Please Deceive Me.” Halloween and the death of Fall is a perfect time to be reminded that sometimes life ends far too slowly.

Mitchell had this to say about the impending album release: “Living in New England has always made it easy to draw from the month of October for creative inspiration, with life breathing its flaming colors into all the surrounding trees. Unfortunately, these themes can only be revisited every so often before it becomes repetitive. That’s why I reached into the month of November for inspiration. A time when Fall is still thriving, but where color has faded and the trees are bare as skeletons.

“While a walk through the woods here in October can be a relaxing activity, doing the same in November carries an overwhelming sense of dread. You’re surrounded by death, and the trees no longer sway and breathe with the air. They’re cold, stiff, bare, and knock together like bones breaking in the sky.

“This atmosphere is what fueled the writing process for ‘Ending Life Slowly,’ with death and decay surrounding every element of each track. It’s a cliche topic to write about in heavy metal music, but my approach here was focused more on the immense weight death can hold over one’s shoulders. To sit an truly contemplate what it means for all things to come to an end was a sobering experience to say the least.

“I always look at music as sonic therapy, but this was the one time where music couldn’t offer any kind of solace. It just reminded me that life can either go by too fast, or it can end too slowly.”

Check out the album’s artwork and track listing below, along with a video update from the studio released earlier this summer:

1. Death of October
2. Break the Skin
3. Your Last Day
4. Moments Into Memories
5. The Honest Liars
6. Couldn’t Hold On
7. Far Away From Fading
8. Internal Arson
9. Open Your Eyes, Not Your Wrists
10. Under the Skin of the Sun

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U.S. West Coast Tour Dates Announced By Trauma

Bay Area thrash vets Trauma announced the long-awaited comeback earlier this summer, and the band is set to hit the road next month on a brief headline tour, with dates being added as the kickoff nears. Four dates have been confirmed, and more are to be announced.

Founder/vocalist Don Hillier says,”Trauma is thrilled to be going back out to play live shows with our exciting new lineup. We are looking forward to seeing our West Coast fans!”

See below for all confirmed upcoming dates and stay tuned for more being added each day:

11/17 – Portland, OR @ Dante’s
11/25 – Sacramento, CA @ The Boardwalk
11/30 – Hollywood, CA @ Whisky a Go Go
12/2 – Phoenix, AZ @ Pub Rock

More TBA.

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Apostasy Records Signs Night In Gales

Apostasy Records announced that the label has signed German melodic death metal act Night In Gales. Fans of the early material can expect a proper rejuvenation of the band.

Night In Gales looks back at turbulent times: The first sign of life, 1995’s EP “Sylphlike,” was already one of the most successful metal-demos of all time. Therefore, label-powerhouse Nuclear Blast came into the picture, with whom the quintet signed a deal for a couple of albums. They also toured alongside In Flames, Hypocrisy, Children Of Bodom, Death, Dismember and many others and they played numerous festivals like Rockharz, the Wacken Open Air or the Summer Breeze. After some calmer years, the band returned with 2011’s brilliant album “Five Scars.” Only one year later, long term vocalist Bjoern Gooßes left the band to concentrate completely on his band The Very End.

Last year, the band announced the addition of original vocalist Christian Mueller who also sang on their initial EP “Sylphlike.” He finalized the new album, which marks a distinct step back to the band’s roots. Thus, the songs offer furious melodic twin guitar riffing, driven by technical death metal drumming, topped by a manic frustrated voice that sounds like someone is crucified upside down.

The band comments: “We are happy to confirm that Night In Gales has inked a new worldwide record deal with Germany’s finest in melodic death metal: Apostasy Records! It feels good to be back and we are 100% sure to have the full support of Tomasz and his Team, as these guys are true underground-proofed death metal maniacs, who run the label with the necessary passion and idealism. We are proud to be a part of the Apostasy roster among brothers in crime like Ablaze My Sorrow, This Ending, Nailed To Obscurity, Burial Vault, Fragments Of Unbecoming, Damnation Defaced, Sign Of Cain, a.m.o. The new album is ready to release and there will be some exiting news containing more details like album track list, cover artwork, editions a.s.o. really soon, so stay tuned for this! Cheers, NIG anno 2017”

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Apostasy Records Signs Night In Gales

Apostasy Records announced that the label has signed German melodic death metal act Night In Gales. Fans of the early material can expect a proper rejuvenation of the band.

Night In Gales looks back at turbulent times: The first sign of life, 1995’s EP “Sylphlike,” was already one of the most successful metal-demos of all time. Therefore, label-powerhouse Nuclear Blast came into the picture, with whom the quintet signed a deal for a couple of albums. They also toured alongside In Flames, Hypocrisy, Children Of Bodom, Death, Dismember and many others and they played numerous festivals like Rockharz, the Wacken Open Air or the Summer Breeze. After some calmer years, the band returned with 2011’s brilliant album “Five Scars.” Only one year later, long term vocalist Bjoern Gooßes left the band to concentrate completely on his band The Very End.

Last year, the band announced the addition of original vocalist Christian Mueller who also sang on their initial EP “Sylphlike.” He finalized the new album, which marks a distinct step back to the band’s roots. Thus, the songs offer furious melodic twin guitar riffing, driven by technical death metal drumming, topped by a manic frustrated voice that sounds like someone is crucified upside down.

The band comments: “We are happy to confirm that Night In Gales has inked a new worldwide record deal with Germany’s finest in melodic death metal: Apostasy Records! It feels good to be back and we are 100% sure to have the full support of Tomasz and his Team, as these guys are true underground-proofed death metal maniacs, who run the label with the necessary passion and idealism. We are proud to be a part of the Apostasy roster among brothers in crime like Ablaze My Sorrow, This Ending, Nailed To Obscurity, Burial Vault, Fragments Of Unbecoming, Damnation Defaced, Sign Of Cain, a.m.o. The new album is ready to release and there will be some exiting news containing more details like album track list, cover artwork, editions a.s.o. really soon, so stay tuned for this! Cheers, NIG anno 2017”

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Remixed, A Capella Version Of “Pictures” Streaming From Disparager

Disparager will kick off the “Sayonara Summer Tour” beginning tomorrow October 3rd in Brooklyn, NY with a special show alongside 36 Crazyfists. In conjunction with the tour starting, Disparager has teamed up with Metal Sucks for an exclusive premiere of the remixed, acapella version of their song “Pictures (REMIX).” Check out the exclusive premiere over at this location, or simply stay right here and check it out at the bottom of this article.

On releasing “Pictures (REMIX),” AhKao says, “The EP version of ‘Pictures’ is pretty much a blaster with loud drums, heavy bass and guitar distortion, odd time signatures, and screams. So it was crazy fun to do a stripped down, nearly-entirely a cappella version. I think like it really brings out the chord qualities and gives the lyrics new emotional depth. Also, we’re hoping the track will draw attention to our upcoming tour. The bookers, clubs, and other bands have been working hard to make this happen for us, and the Disparager boys and I are truly grateful.”

Following tomorrow’s show, Disparager will play shows alongside Genosha, Your Chance to Die, and Set and Setting. The tour runs through October 19th in Atlanta, GA. The full itinerary can be seen below.

After a line up change and nearly three years of blood, sweat, and tears, Disparager is as brutal and hypnotic as metal can be. The band has always been an extension of frontman Chris AhKao regaining his life from personal demons, but the guys’ live set has become unreal. Witness some of the darkest, most soul crushing, punishing vortex of anguish humankind is capable of… when you catch Desparager on tour… if you dare.

Recorded with producer Jay Maas (Defeater, Bane, H2O, American Nightmare, Polar Bear Club), Timeless, Ageless is bursting with dense rawness and precision while pushing the boundaries of metal with tracks like “At Least I Still Have Bon Iver” – half folk song, half crushing mix of Isis and Slayer – and “Pictures” – a time signature mindfuck the band is proud NOT to call prog rock.

Check out “Pictures (REMIX)” here:

For tour dates, check out the poster here:

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