Swedish viking/black metallers THYRFING will release their new album, “De Ödeslösa” (English translation: “The Fateless”) on March 1 via NoiseArt Records. The band’s first CD since 2008′s critically acclaimed “Hels Vite” was recorded at Fascination Street studios in Örebro, Sweden with producer Jens Bogren (OPETH, PARADISE LOST, WITCHCRAFT).
“De Ödeslösa” track listing:
01. Mot Helgrind
03. Veners Förfall
08. De Ödeslösa
A trailer for “De Ödeslösa” is available below.
Comments THYRFING guitarist Patrik Lindgren: “‘Veners Förfall’ is a track we’re truly satisfied with and think it showcases the album in a great way. The song was actually written around the rather offbeat middle piano part — which I think is really different from how you usually put your piano in metal music. In the chorus we can also hear Toni Kocmut on choir vocals. Those who have been following the band through the years will surely recognize this as a familiar element of THYRING. So … here we go — hope you’ll enjoy the song and appreciate it as a first teaser of ‘De Ödeslösa’.”
The cover artwork for “De Ödeslösa” was created by Costin Chioreanu of Twilight13Media and can be seen below.
After 17 years in the band, original member and bassist Kimmy Sjölund decided to leave THYRFING. Joakim Kristensson has since taken over the bass duties. The band also welcomed a new drummer, Dennis Ekdahl.
THYRFING 2013 is:
Jens Rydén – Vocals
Patrik Lindgren – Guitar
Fredrik Hernborg – Guitar
Joakim Kristensson – Bass
Peter Löf – Synthesizers
Dennis Ekdahl – Drums
“Hels Vite” was released in October 2008 via Regain Records. The CD was co-produced (with the band) by Jörgen Svensson of Tyroon Production and the cover artwork was created by the Swedish artist Mikael Schelén. The layout and the photos were handled by Jens Rydén.
THYRFING in 2007 announced the addition of Jens Rydén as the band’s new vocalist. Jens is best known as founding member and ex-vocalist of NAGLFAR and for his one-man army PROFUNDI.
NoiseArt Records has announced the following:
The brandnew BORNHOLM album “Inexorable Defiance” is out now! The album is available as limited digibook incl. 2 bonus tracks and download.
BORNHOLM from Hungary play a great brand of pummelling melodic black metal, which utilizes all the hallmarks of the style and also adds some unique touches to the genre. Some call the band “Bathorys heirs”, and they are not wrong! The band sounds like Bathory 2.0, like an advancement of the Swedish pagan metal legend. BORNHOLM don´t deny this influence – quite on the contrary, and therefore you can find a cover version of Bathorys “Valhalla” as a bonus track on the new album.
Watch BORNHOLM’s “Inexorable Defiance” 2nd album trailer here:
BORNHOLM “Inexorable Defiance” 1st album trailer:
BORNHOLM will embark on the PAGANFEST tour with Alestorm, Arkona, Thyrfing and others in February / March 2013.
Here are the tour dates:
Presented by METAL HAMMER, LEGACY, NOIZELETTER, MUSIX, ORKUS, X-TRA-X, METALNEWS & BLAST!
Special Guests Extended Shows:
Varg & Kalmah
28.02.2013 DE – Saarbrücken, Garage
01.03.2013 DE – Würzburg, Posthalle *Extended*
02.03.2013 DE – Essen, Weststadthalle *Extended*
03.03.2013 NL – Eindhoven, Effenaar
04.03.2013 DE – Stuttgart, LKA Longhorn
05.03.2013 CH – Solothurn, Kofmehl
06.03.2013 AT – Wien, Szene
07.03.2013 DE – Berlin, K17
08.03.2013 DE – Leipzig, Hellraiser *Extended*
09.03.2013 DE – München, Backstage *Extended*
10.03.2013 DE – Hamburg, Markthalle *Extended*
After more than six years of waiting, MAJESTY will release the comeback studio album “Thunder Rider“. The album will be released just in time before the GERMAN METAL ATTACK tour on January 4th In Germany, Austria and Switzerland and then on January 25th in the rest of Europe.
The band signed a long-term record deal with NOISEART RECORDS and “Thunder Rider” will be the first MAJESTY release on the ambitious Austrian label.
Vocalist Tarek “MS” Maghary said the following:
“We are already excited about the dedication, the enthusiasm and the professionalism of NOISEART. Those guys are true metalheads like ourselves who fight with full force for Heavy Metal. It´s the beginning of a new era for MAJESTY and “Thunder Rider” is a mighty kick in the ass for everybody who had doubts about MAJESTY and our will for victory. We are back – stronger than ever and with NOISEART we have a mighty partner on our side!”
NOISEART Records also already issued a first statement.
“We are proud to welcome the band MAJESTY in our Roster! We were tracking the activities of the band for years and are looking forward to successfully working together with MAJESTY in the future!”
“Thunder Rider” will be available in various editions. In addition to the regular CD there will be a special edition which, besides one more song, includes a DVD featuring amongst other things the documentary “Metal Union” on which many bands and journalist try to unveil the secret of metal.
The song “Metal Union” which ends the album “Thunder Rider” is the musical conversion of that theme. Along with Tarek, Sven D´Anna (WIZARD), Hannes Braun ( KISSIN´ DYNAMITE ), Mat Sinner (PRIMAL FEAR / SINNER), Patrick Fuchs (ROSS THE BOSS BAND), Andreas Babushkin (PARAGON) and Marta Gabriel (CRYSTAL VIPER) sing on that song.
Furthermore various vinyl editions will be available. But they will be strictly limited so everyone who is interested in a unique collector´s item should be very fast.
Further information regarding album tracklist, cover etc. will be announced next week!
NoiseArt Records and Rock The Nation have announced the signing of Pagan Metal warriors WOLFCHANT. WOLFCHANT has established itself in the German and internationalen Viking/Pagan metal scene within the last years and has acquired a big fan base due to their energetic live shows and killer performances. The band will release its highly expected fifth studio album “Embraced By Fire“ via NoiseArt Records on March 1st 2013.
Comment of the band:
“We are very delighted and are looking forward to the cooperation with Noiseart Records / Rock The Nation. We are very proud to have the possibility to release our new album together with such a reliable and professional partner.”
Comment of NoiseArt Records:
“We are very glad that we have, with WOLFCHANT, catched the next big fish and that we`ve got the chance to extend the NAR roster with another high calibre band. We have big plans with WOLFCHANT and are looking forward to a successful future.”
Mario „Lokhi“ Möginger (vocals)
Michael „Nortwin“ Seifert (clean vocals)
Mario „Skaahl“ Liebl (guitar)
Daniel „Norgahd“ Liebl (drums, accordion, keyboard, vocals)
Dieter „Gvern“ Kasberger (keyboard)
NoiseArt Records and Rock The Nation have announced the signing of Hungarian black metal horde BORNHOLM. The band’s third album, “Inexorable Defiance”, will be unleashed in early 2013.
According to a press release, BORNHOLM “offers an extremely cold, evil version of black metal which has been made even richer by sickening, epic and mind-blowingly aggressive elements. With their incredible, fantastic visual components such as front cover, booklet artwork as well as the official pictures BORNHOLM are way beyond the generic crowd and look down on them from a ‘throne of crows.’”
Commented the band: “Since we have began to work on the new album, we felt that is a turning point in our history. We wanted new possibilities, new goals and a higher level of playing this kind of music. Now we proudly announce that we have signed to NoiseArt Records/Rock The Nation and this new era has begun. We want much more concerts in the future and a more professional management and we feel that can be a perfect solution. Our third album, ‘Inexorable Defiance’, is on the way, we are very proud of it, this is a blueprint of the last years full of majesty, medieval feelings and a unique atmosphere.”
“Inexorable Defiance” track listing:
01. Fear Of Wonders
03. Flaming Pride And Inexorable Defiance
04. Walk On Pagan Ways
05. Archaic Pale Visions
06. Throne Of Crows
07. Moonlight Wanderer
09. The Spiral Path
10. Fiery Golden Dawn
11. Towards The Golden Halls
Sahsnot – Guitar
Vozargh – Guitar
Renfield – Vocal
Hjules – Bass
D – Drums
Swedish Heavy Metallers STEELWING have released a brand new video clip for “Full Speed Ahead!” from their newest album “Zone of Alienation” which released recently via Noiseart records. You can see the video below.
As previously posted the band played a tour with GRAND MAGUS and BULLET that followed a headliner tour with SKULL FIST and the announcement to play METALFEST Open Airs 2012.
NOISEART RECORDS has annouced that Californian Thrashers FUELED BY FIRE are going to release theirnew album “Plunging Into Darkness” officially in Europe on April 27.
The album will contain an exclusive bonus track for Europe called „Deadly Restraints“, the album will be available as gatefold vinyl, CD and download!
“We wanted to take our music a step further and make it darker, heavier, and much more aggressive! We wanted to show that we are maturing as musicians and song writers. We took many different influences into account when writing this album ranging from early thrash metal and early death metal. and really just tried making it into a solid thrash metal album!” Band posted, and also they added”Sup maniax! Were happy to say! We have finished recording the new song! Were very happy with the way it came out! And were positive your metal maniax are going to bang your head to it! This song is fuckin Fast! Heavy! Technical thrash metal all rolled into one!!“
Tracklist “Plunging Into Darkness”:
1. The Arrival
2. Rising From Beneath
3. Within The Abyss
4. Unidentified Remains
5. Plunging Into Darkness
6. Eye of The Demon
8. Evoke The Curse
9. Amongst The Dead
10. Sickness of Humanity
11. Mass Infestation
12. Deadly Restraints (exclusive bonus track)