Swallow The Sun Posts New Music Video “Firelights” Online

Finnish extreme metal outfit Swallow The Sun has posted a new music video online for the song, “Firelights.” You can check it out below. The song comes from the band’s new album, “When A Shadow Is Forced Into The Light,” which is scheduled to be released on January 25th through Century Media Records.

“From the ultimate depths of Lumina Aurea we rose upon the water. Now it is time to light the first torches in the night. Death might be stronger than life, but Love is always stronger than death. This is Firelight!” – Swallow The Sun

The video was again directed and produced by Aapo Lahtela and Vesa Ranta.

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Swallow the Sun Premiere New Song “Upon The Water” From Upcoming Album “A Shadow Is Forced Into The Light”

Finland’s Swallow the Sun premiere a new song “Upon The Water”, taken from their upcoming new album “A Shadow Is Forced Into The Light”, which will be out January 25th via Century Media Records.

Check out now “Upon The Water” below.

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Un Announce Mini-Tour With Chrch

Seattle, WA death-doom outfit Un announce tour dates with Sacramento, CA psychedelic doom giants, CHRCH (Neurot Recordings). The tour begins in Seattle, WA on February 17th and will lead both bands on a 5 day journey.

Tour dates:
2/17 – Seattle, WA, Substation
2/18 – Portland, OR, High Water Mark
2/19 – Eugene, OR, Old Nick’s
2/20 – Eureka, CA, Siren’s Song Tavern
2/21 – Sacramento, CA, Blue Lamp

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Glacial Tomb Announce Winter Tour Dates

Death metal trio Glacial Tomb announce a winter tour beginning on January 4th in Bozeman, MT. The tour will lead them down the Pacific Northwest, into California, and back to their home state of Colorado on January 12th.

Glacial Tomb are touring in support of their self-titled debut which was released on October 26th (LP/CD/digital) via Gilead Media.

Tour dates:
01.04 – Bozeman, MT, The Filling Station
01.05 – Spokane, WA, TBA
01.06 – Seattle, WA, Highline
01.07 – Portland, OR, High Water Mark
01.08 – Eureka, CA, Siren’s Song Tavern
01.09 – Oakland, CA, Elbo Room Jack London
01.10 – Los Angeles, CA, 5 Star Bar
01.11 – Salt Lake City, UT, The Beehive
01.12 – Denver, CO – TBA

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Vouna Premiere Pre-Release Full-Album Stream Of Upcoming New Album “Cascadian”

Below you can stream the debut LP by Cascadian synth-driven funeral doom outfit VOUNA. The album will see release this Friday through Artemisia Records, the label forged by Aaron and Nathan Weaver of Wolves In The Throne Room.

Vouna by Vouna

VOUNA is also currently embarked on a West Coast US tour supporting the album this week:

11/08/2018 Cans Deli – Tucson, AZ w/ Suicide Forest, Shadows Of Algol, Azfarat [info]
11/09/2018 Cricket Pavilion – Olympia, WA w/ ?Øn, more TBA [info]
11/11/2018 5 Star Bar – Los Angeles, CA w/ Atriarch, Statiqbloom, Cursed Moon [info]
11/12/2018 TBA – Chico, CA
11/13/2018 The Bamboo Room at King Wah’s – Medford, OR w/ Atriarch, Exulansis [info]
11/14/2018 Old Nick’s Pub – Eugene, OR w/ Atriarch, Felled [info]
11/15/2018 High Water Mark — Portland, OR w/ Solace, Hail
11/16/2018 The Black Lodge – Seattle, WA w/ SwampheavY, Serpentent, Searching For Reason [info]
11/17/2018 TBA – Port Townsend, WA

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Vouna Premiere Pre-Release Full-Album Stream Of Upcoming New Album “Cascadian”

Below you can stream the debut LP by Cascadian synth-driven funeral doom outfit VOUNA. The album will see release this Friday through Artemisia Records, the label forged by Aaron and Nathan Weaver of Wolves In The Throne Room.

Vouna by Vouna

VOUNA is also currently embarked on a West Coast US tour supporting the album this week:

11/08/2018 Cans Deli – Tucson, AZ w/ Suicide Forest, Shadows Of Algol, Azfarat [info]
11/09/2018 Cricket Pavilion – Olympia, WA w/ ?Øn, more TBA [info]
11/11/2018 5 Star Bar – Los Angeles, CA w/ Atriarch, Statiqbloom, Cursed Moon [info]
11/12/2018 TBA – Chico, CA
11/13/2018 The Bamboo Room at King Wah’s – Medford, OR w/ Atriarch, Exulansis [info]
11/14/2018 Old Nick’s Pub – Eugene, OR w/ Atriarch, Felled [info]
11/15/2018 High Water Mark — Portland, OR w/ Solace, Hail
11/16/2018 The Black Lodge – Seattle, WA w/ SwampheavY, Serpentent, Searching For Reason [info]
11/17/2018 TBA – Port Townsend, WA

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Artillery Reveals New Album, “The Face Of Fear” Details, Posts Music Video Online

November 16th will see Artillery release their new album, “The Face Of Fear” – which is the successor to 2016’s “Penalty By Perception.” “The Face Of Fear” is the band’s 9th studio album, and the third with the current lineup. For a preview of the record, a video for the title track can be viewed below.

“The Face Of Fear” can be pre-ordered in the following formats:

– ltd. Digipak-CD with 2 exclusive bonus tracks
– 180 g black vinyl
– opaque grey blue marbeld vinyl (ltd. 300 – EU-exclusive)
– golden yellow blue marbled vinyl (ltd. 200 – EU-exclusive)
– blue green / white splattered vinyl (ltd. 100 – EMP-exclusive)
– blue/black marbled vinyl (ltd. 300 – US-exclusive)

The lyrics are Artillery as you know them, with subjects concerning the destruction of mankind, double standards, abuse and the looming worst-case scenarios. The Face Of Fear was recorded with long-time producer Soren Andersen at Medley Studios. It’s Soren’s fifth time at the helm, and once again he manages to deliver a monster production.

Soren comments: “Pure and raw! Some of the material of this album was originally written in the early 80’s, and that inspired us to go old school this time. Not too many layers, just classic Artillery thrash metal…And Bastholm is better than ever on this one. This is a no-filler album, created together with the band. I’m really proud of the final result and I hope everyone will enjoy it as much as I do!”

Artillery comments about the video for “The Face Of Fear”: “Most of the scenes for the video were shot at Amager strand park right outside of Copenhagen. And the live scenes go back to when the band visited Japan and played at the Thrash Dominations together with Exodus, Voivod and Sanctuary. The video was shot by the band’s good friend Terkel Christensen, who also did the video ‘When The Magic is Gone’, from the last album, Penalty By Perception. The song is about dealing the end of man by himself. We create our own phobia about the destruction of the world, but remain disrespectful to the globe.”

The Face Of Fear tracklisting:

1. The Face Of Fear
2. Crossroads To Conspiracy
3. New Rage
4. Sworn Utopia
5. Through The Ages Of Atrocity
6. Thirst For The Worst
7. Pain
8. Under Water (instumental)
9. Preaching To The Converted
10. Mind Of No Return (ltd. 1st ed. bonus track / re-recorded song from Artillery‘s first demo from 1982)
11. Doctor Evil (ltd. 1st ed. bonus track / 2018 version)

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Incite Premiere New Single “Ruthless Ways”

Incite have an as-yet unannounced January release planned for their new effort “Built To Destroy” through Minus Head Records. The group recorded the outing with producer Steve Evetts (The Dillinger Escape Plan, Every Time I Die) and have debuted a song from it called “Ruthless Ways” in advance streaming below.

Says Incite vocalist Richie Cavalera of the single:

“Our new song ‘Ruthless Ways‘ is about being a piece of sh*t and it finally catching up with you. It’s the exact vibe we wanted to explode out the gate with. The song is brutal, catchy, and hella groovy. It’s a good feel for what to expect on this new album. Huge riffs, massive drums, bass for days, and a new vocal feel that to me is pure evil and nasty. We kept it real heavy – get your headbang on.”

The band are currently out tour the U.S. with Lody Kong:

09/14 San Diego, CA – Space Bar
09/16 Oakland, CA – Elbo Room Jack London
09/17 Sacramento, CA – Blue Lamp
09/19 Portland, OR – High Water Mark
09/20 Seattle, WA – El Corazon (Funhouse)
09/22 Boise, ID – The Shredder
09/25 Denver, CO – Streets of London
09/27 Las Vegas, NV – Beauty Bar
09/28 Phoenix, AZ – Club Red

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Void Ritual Premiere New Song “Given Unto The Water” From Upcoming New Album “Death Is Peace”

New Mexico black metal unit Void Ritual premiere a new song entitled “Given Unto The Water”, taken from their upcoming new album “Death Is Peace”, which will be out in stores August 3rd via Ipos Music.

Check out now “Given Unto The Water” below.

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Korpiklaani Posts New Music Video, “Harmaja” Online

Finnish Folk Metal Superstars Korpiklaani are set to release their new studio album ‘Kulkija’ (‘Wanderer’) on September 7th 2018 via Nuclear Blast. Today, the band have unveiled the second single, “Harmaja,” in the form of a thought-provoking music video. Watch the clip, directed by Ville Lipiäinen (Nightwish, Beast In Black, Powerwolf), below.

Says Jonne; “‘Harmaja’ is an unusual Korpiklaani song with its slow tempo and emotional strength. The song is about longing and I managed to charge it with a great emotional atmosphere. When making the album we mostly used the first takes; we didn’t get stuck in details when there was no particular need to.

“I was surprised – although in a positive sense – that Nuclear Blast wanted to release ‘Harmaja’ as a single and a video. Usually they prefer more uptempo, fun drinking songs. The new album ‘Kulkija’ of course has that material too since being over an hour long it contains the entire scope of different emotions.

“I bought a new classical guitar and started to re-acquaint myself with the 5-finger picking technique. I created a finger exercise that then formed the basis of the song. I sent a very basic version of the song to our lyricist Tuomas Keskimäki who, in the same evening, sent back the lyrics for ‘Harmaja’. The text refers to ‘Sylvian Joululaulu’, a well known poem about longing by Zachris Topelius. I sang the demo in my home studio immediately and that was it – the song felt good and strong right away and I knew that it was going to end up on the album.

“The video was shot in the pool of the Maritime Safety Training Centre in Lohja. The water was so cold that even constant visits to the sauna couldn’t stop the coldness from creeping into my bones. It was very difficult to remember the lyrics, keep my head above the surface of the water and sing – while at the same time trying to look like I wasn‘t freezing to death. All for art!

“Lipiäinen knew exactly what was needed for the video and managed to create just the right atmosphere. Lipiäinen knew exactly what was needed for the video and managed to create just the right atmosphere. The shots change slowly, there is no rush with anything and the story stays just right above the surface until the more stormy ending.”

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