Pitch Black Records have announced the addition of Italian Symphonic Power Metal band CRIMSON WIND to its artist roster.
Formed in Palermo, Italy, in December 2008 by Claudio Florio (of Trinkarius and Holy Knights) and Niki Zummo who both wanted to form a band heavily influenced by power metal, the band’s debut album («The Wings of Salvation») was released in 2011 receiving raving reviews worldwide from fans and music critics.
The band is now back with their sophomore effort, titled “Last Poetry Line” and featuring a new vocalist along with a refreshing sound delivering their fierce version of Symphonic Power Metal which apart from some damn serious drumming and riffing also includes fine keyboard and choir arrangements among other elements. This is definitely an album no Power Metal fan should miss!
“Last Poetry Line” is out on February 23rd / April 14th (US & Canada) on CD and digital with the CD version including a bonus track. A song from the album is now available for streaming and free download at http://www.pitchblackrecords.com. The album is also up for preorder at http://store.pitchblackrecords.com.
01 Black Shelter
02 Last Poetry Line
03 Death Dwells in Sight
04 In Vain
05 The Hills Gaze in Silence
07 The Storm
10 Farewell is Forever (CD bonus)
Guido Macaione – Vocals
Giuseppe Taormina – Guitars
Diego Galati – Keyboards
Niki Zummo – Bass
Claudio Florio – Drums
Pitch Black Records welcomes Cyprus-based atmospheric black metallers STORMCAST to its artist roster.
Formed in 2007 in Nicosia,Cyprus and influenced by the status of society and people’s own personal struggle, STORMCAST sought to write music to express them and create something that defines them.
Following a 4-track promo in 2009 and a 3-track promo in 2012 the band’s debut album is now ready to be unleashed! The band has extensive live experience, having performed at MetalDays Festival and having supported acts such as Rotting Christ, Sabaton, Stratovarius and Nightstalker among others.
Through writing and experimenting with its own material, the band slowly found its style of music; that of atmospheric black metal. Blending touches of symphonic metal as well as gothic and melodic death metal and a subtle dose of doom, STORMCAST have created a unique style and sound that they can truly call their own. The band members are passionate and determined and this is clearly evident throughout their work.
The band’s debut album, “Frame of Mind”
, is set for release on December 8th (UK/ROW), December 14th (GAS) and February 10th (USA) on CD and digital. The album’s opening track is now streaming and can be downloaded for free at http://www.pitchblackrecords.com
while the CD version is available for pre-order at http://store.pitchblackrecords.com
1. The Executioner
2. Wishful Bliss
3. New World Order
4. Of Flesh and Stone
6. In Entropy
Mike Angastiniotis – Vocals and Rhythm Guitars
George Masouras – Lead Guitars
Mark McDonald – Keyboards and Samples
Andreas Spyrou – Bass Guitar
Andrew Laghos – Drums
Greek epic heavy metal band VALOR has inked a deal with Pitch Black Records. The group’s new album, “The Yonder Answer”, will be released on March 5. The CD “is the result of an intensive collaborative effort between all band members the result of which is an album full of melody and passion and pure epic heaviness!” according to a press release.
“The Yonder Answer” track listing:
01. The Journey Begins (intro)
02. The Answer’s Yonder
04. The Guides
05. Follow Me
06. The Bravest Of Them All
08. One Hand Red
10. Inner Nature
The song “The Answer’s Yonder” is available for streaming using the SoundCloud player below.
VALOR was formed in 2002 and two years later released its first mini-CD, “The Nameless One”, which received high praise from international underground media. In 2008 came the band’s first full-length album, “Destiny’s Path”, which was met with great reviews while laying down a strong foundation for a solid bond between bandmembers as friends and as musicians.
Vaggelis Krouskas: Vocals
Chris Remoundos: Bass
Spyros Soldatos: Guitars
Vasilis Kourkoutas: Guitars
Thanasis Lois: Keyboards
Andritsos Thodoris: Drums
PITCH BLACK has issued the following:
Legendary Greek classic metal band MARAUDER have joined forces with Pitch Black Records. Having recently celebrated 22 years since the band was formed, with a number of metal anthems composed throughout the years and having established themselves as one of the most respected acts of the Greek metal scene, MARAUDER are now back with their fifth album, “Elegy of Blood”.
MARAUDER were formed in early 1990 and have since then performed live countless times in Greece and abroad, acquiring a huge following and the respect and admiration of many amongst their local scene.
Label owner Phivos Papadopoulos, commented on this particular signing: “When in the early 90’s I was writing (yes writing, not emailing) this band to send me their demo tape I never imagined that 20 years later they would be signing under my own record label. The decision to sign MARAUDER was instantaneous and it’s with great pleasure that we welcome the band to the PBR family, not just because of the personal factor but also because they are a kick-ass band that truly deserves as much recognition as possible!”
“Elegy of Blood” is comprised of ten PURE heavy metal songs. Powerful and passionate melodic metal compositions make this a highly anticipated release, particularly amongst the band’s die-hard fans. Released on May 15th, the album will be available through Pitch Black Records and its distribution partners as well as through major mp3 stores with the CD version including a bonus track.
For more information at www.pitchblackrecords.com.
1.ELEGY OF BLOOD
2.THE GREAT WAR
10.WORLD WAR II
11. IN MEMORY (CD bonus)
Alexandros Kostarakos – Vocals
Andreas Tsaoussis – guitar
Giorgos Sofronas – guitar
Thodoris Paralis – bass
Grigoris Vlachos – drums
PITCH BLACK has issued the following:
Third album by Danish female-fronted melodic death metal outfit
PITCH BLACK RECORDS announces the addition of Danish female-fronted melodic death metal outfit ILLNATH into its roster of artists with the band’s third release, “Third Act in the Theatre of Madness” scheduled for release on November 18th (21st in the UK) 2011.
Formed in 1999, ILLNATH are a band which has evolved explosively through the years. Initially labeled as a symphonic black metal act their style is now a “mature” blend of melodic/symphonic death metal.
Having released a demo in 2000, IILLNATH’s debut album (“Cast into Fields of Evil Pleasure”) came in 2003 with the follow-up (“Second Skin of Harlequin”) in 2006. The band toured extensively in Europe and has also played in various European festivals. The band’s third album (“Third Act in the Theatre of Madness”) is the band’s most melodic yet at the same time extreme offering to date.
The band has a completely new lineup comprised of original member Pete Falk on guitars (also handling the main songwriting tasks), the powerful voice of Mona Beck, the killer basslines of Kenneth Frandsen and session drummer Reno Killerich.
“Third Act in the Theatre of Madness” will be available worldwide through Pitch Black Records and its distribution partners as well as through all major mp3 stores. The CD version will also feature a bonus track.
Subscribers to the Pitch Black Records mailing list were the first to check out a track off the album and that track is now available at http://www.pitchblackrecords.com.
1. Third Act
3. Lead the Way
4. Snake of Eden
6. Spring Will Come
7. Tree of Life and Death
8. Fall of Giants
10. Kingship Incarnate (CD Bonus)
More information at http://www.pitchblackrecords.com.