French metal act GRORR has signed a record deal with Swedish label ViciSolum Productions. The new album ”The Unknown Citizens” will be released world wide November 14. Two songs, ” The Fighter – Pandemonium ” and ” The Dreamer – Unique” from the new album is right now available for streaming at bandcamp, HERE.
Grorr was created in 2005 in Pau (France). They have often been classified as progressive death metal, mixing technical modern metal and traditional instruments from all around the world. Grorr surprises and gathers both organic and powerful music imprinted with various atmospheres.
Since the beginning, it has always been essential for the band to relate social fables. Grorr gives shape to these stories and creates his albums working on storyboards in the first place. In 2012, the release of the concept album ”Anthill” marks the end of a trilogy dedicated to the bugs, offering a journey inside the life of the ants.
The bands up-coming album ”The Unknown Citizens”, that is based on the poem by W.H. Auden, with the same name, relates the fates of three ordinary citizens. Auden writes ”Were they free? Were they happy? The question is absurd; if something was wrong, we would have known for sure”. The album takes a closer look at that question.
Once again through this three-part work, Grorr writes a new social fable that deals with common people forgotten by history. This new album tells the story of three different lives imprinted with three different atmospheres. Grorr announces a darker opus but at the same time more melodic and well handled.
01. The Fighter – Pandemonium
02. The Fighter – Facing Myself
03. The Fighter – Oblivion
04. The Worker – Don’t try to fight…
05. The Worker – You Know You’re Trapped…
06. The Worker – But Still Hope…
07. The Dreamer – Unique
08. The Dreamer – A New Circle
09. The Dreamer – Alone At Last
Australia’s leading female fronted prog/power metal band DIVINE ASCENSION have today announced that their long awaited second full length release, entitled ”Liberator”, will be out worldwide on November 21 through Vicisolum Productions. The band have been hard at work, carving out their latest offering during most of 2013 and can now share the fruits of their labor when the Swedish label brings the album to the masses later this year.
Divine Ascension enlisted the mixing and mastering expertise of Jens Bogren (James LaBrie, Soilwork, Symphony X, Devin Townsend, Opeth) to piece together the many progressive layers and elements that lie in wait for those who get their hands on a copy.
Comment from the band:
“We are extremely excited about working with Vicisolum to bring you our new release, Liberator, in November. We know it has been a long wait for some of you who have been eager for something new since our debut release, As The Truth Appears, in 2011, and can only say that it will be worth the wait.”
TRACK LIST – ”Liberator”
01. Dawn Brings No Mercy
04. My Contender Lies
05. Sorrow’s Sacrifice
06. Crystal Tears
08. Red Sky
09. The Final Stand
11. Memoria’s Longing
More information at:
Swedish retro hardrockers THALAMUS has signed a worldwide record deal with ViciSolum Productions. The band is currently writing material for an new album to follow up the highly successful ”Soul” (2013). The new album is set for world wide release in mid 2015.
Thalamus hard hitting debut album ”Beneath A Dying Sun” will be re-released as a double-cd and will also contain the ep ”Sign here for nothing” and some previously unreleased tracks. It will hit the stores in late 2014.
Here`s a comment from the band regarding the new recording deal:
”We’re happy to have signed with Vicisolum Records. Finally we are working with someone who really appreciates our style of playing and our enterpretation of 70′s heavy rock. We are confident that this cooperation will be beneficial for Thalamus and Vicisolum Records.”
Check out some of Thalmus previous videos:
Thalamus – Still dancing on my grave
Thalamus – Blind
Thalamus – This house is going down in fire
More information at http://www.thalamusband.se
Danish hard rockers, MALRUN have just signed a new record deal with the Swedish record label ViciSolum Productions and will release their highly anticipated 3rd album on 29th August 2014.
For the past couple of months MALRUN has been in close dialogue with several European record labels and ended up signing with ViciSolum Productions that offered the exact right mix of dedication, commitment and ambition in process of launching MALRUN to the next level.
Since the release of “The Empty Frame” in 2012 MALRUN has continuously built up a growing fan base and is now returning with an even more melodic, aggressive, groovy, and powerful album. MALRUN toured a lot in Europe in 2012 and 2013 with bands such as Tremonti, Emil Bulls etc., and the intensive experiences with the European live audience has this time been incorporated directly in the creative writing process for the new album in order to make the music even more accessible/effectful.
The band has once again teamed up with the experienced producer Jacob Hansen (Volbeat, Amaranthe) who has produced, mixed, and mastered the album. This time around, the collaboration band and producer pressed each other out of former comfort zones in order to forge an even more forceful and heavy sound to support the more aggressive, yet melodic musical ventures of the new album.
Fans of MALRUN will not have to wait long for new music though. The 1st single, “Justine”, will be released already March 14th, and a music video for the 2nd single “Cycle of Abuse” is scheduled for release in June.
MALRUN expect to support the new album with summer festivals as well as tours throughout fall 2014 and spring 2015.
Danish prog metallers BOIL have announced that they have signed an international record deal with Swedish record label ViciSolum Productions.
Furthermore Boil has entered into a management deal and worldwide booking deal with Intromental.
The band will release their new album aXiom on February 15th.
The album is based on extensive interviews that Boil – with assistance from various Danish psychiatric organizations – has conducted with a number of mentally ill people, especially paranoid schizophrenic people suffering from delusions.
aXiom was mixed and mastered by Jens Bogren (OPETH, KATATONIA, SOILWORK). On the visual side, American artist Travis Smith (KATATONIA, AVENGED SEVENFOLD, OPETH) has made the cover and other album artwork based on Boil’s 50 page story script. The cover can be seen below:
The band has also released the video for the track ‘Vindication’. Check it out below:
Swedish melodic death metallers LOCH VOSTOK have inked a three-album deal with ViciSolum Productions. The band’s fourth album, “Dystopium”, will be released on September 23.
A song from the forthcoming CD entitled “A Mission Undivine” can be streamed HERE.
LOCH VOSTOK last year parted ways with bassist Tomas “Tym” Jonsson and replaced him with Jimmy Mattsson from PLANET RAIN.
LOCH VOSTOK‘s third full-length album, “Reveal No Secrets”, was released in 2009 via Nightmare and Silverwolf Records. The CD was produced, recorded, mixed and edited by the bandmembers themselves and was mastered by Lawrence Mackrory at Great Scot! Audio. The album featured guest appearances by Per Nilsson (SCAR SYMMETRY), Erik EZ Blomkvist (PLATITUDE) and Tina Gunnarsson (ex-MELLOW POETRY).
LOCH VOSTOK is:
Teddy Möller – Vocals, Guitars
Niklas Kupper – Guitars
Jimmy Mattsson – Bass
Fredrik Klingwall – Keyboards
Lawrence Dinamarca – Drums
has issued the following update:
We are very proud to announce that we signed a record deal with ViciSolum Productions
and they will release our second full length album this fall 2011. We will now share label with swedish heroes like SYN:DROM, DIABOLICAL and many more.
“We are very excited to work with ViciSolum Productions which is a swedish label. We’ve had contact with them for a couple of months now and we finally got to sign the deal. We met up with Thomas from ViciSolum Productions last night at the venue we were playing and signed the contract right before we entered the stage. Thomas is a great guy with sound values and has a great vision and we believe that together we can make a great job making sure all our fans will get the opportunity to enjoy our music. We have great expectations about our upcoming album and we can’t wait for you to hear it!” – Souldrainer