Eclipse Records is thrilled to announce the signing of RiseuP to an exclusive worldwide deal. The band is a death-groove metal band from Pszow, Poland, whose music pounds straight to the core, leaving you in sonic disequilibrium! RiseuP was formed in 2012 and are currently getting ready to release their debut album Destructive Machine’s Chilling Time 3:27 via Eclipse Records on August 6, 2021.
“We play music because we bloody love to do it anytime and anywhere”, says vocalist Marcin Stanek. “We really want to thank Eclipse Record for believing in our music and signing us… it’s all still a bit of a shock to us. We have been preparing things for the announcement, going through the label’s onboarding procedures and patiently waiting to break the news. Despite all that, I still wonder if they really knew what they’re getting into with us, ha!“
The band’s debut full-length album Destructive Machine’s Chilling Time 3:27 is scheduled for release on August 6, 2021. Produced by Arkadiusz Dzierżawa at Lighthouse Audio, and the album art was designed by Mitja Juraja. DMCT is a pummeling debut by one of Poland’s heaviest groove-metal bands to ever break onto the international metal scene. See below for the full list of song titles. Pre-Save or Pre-Order the album at this location.
Destructive Machine’s Chilling Time 3:27 track listing
US melodic death metal group BLOOD OF ANGELS have announced tour dates with their good friends The Convalescence, Filth and Casket Robbery. For obvious reasons, this has been a big task to finally get the dates together but should be well worth the wait. Tickets on already available at: http://tconband.com/tour-dates/
08.12 | Battle Creek, MI | The Music Factory w/Jungle Rot 08.13 | Chesterfield, MI | Diesel Concert Lounge w/Jungle Rot 08.14 | Toledo, OH | Toledo Deathfest w/Jungle Rot 08.15 | Newport, KY | The Thompson House 08.16 | Greensboro, NC | Club Orion 08.17 | Spartanburg, SC | Ground Zero 08.19 | Jacksonville, FL | Jack Rabbits 08.20 | Winter Park, FL | Central Florida Metal Fest 08.21 | Tampa, FL | The Brass Mug 08.22 | Tallahassee, FL | The Warrior On The River 08.23 | Houston, TX | Scout Bar 08.24 | Austin, TX | Come And Take It Live 08.25 | Arlington, TX | Maverick’s 08.26 | Peoria, IL | The Hot Spot 08.27 | New Haven, IN | Carl’s Tavern 08.28 | Kent, OH | The Outpost Concert Club
Blood Of Angels – Failure Of Faith Failure Of Faith is a concept album that explores the evolution of the three main global religions of the world. The first half of the album looks at the development of Judaism, Christianity and Islam. How those three religions began to carve up and dominate the world. The second half of the album shows how those three faiths have led humanity down a path of division and self-destruction. Read more …here
Armenian pagan Black dark metallers ILDARUNI have released playthrough video for track Perpetual Vigil Recorded at Vibrographus Studios, The Armenian group is fresh with their debut album Beyond Unseen Gateways, the album received great scores from all over the world and landed on bandcamp best selling black metal albums, and premiered via Black Metal Promotion last Friday (selling out from the label store within an hour). This band is surely a force to be on the look out for!
After just making it home from the last European tour before the world went into a shutdown GOST pulled back into his nucleus and started working on a new album, “Rites of Love and Reverence”, which is due for a release on Friday 13th in August of this year.
“I have recently been fixated on the subject of witchcraft and its effect on women throughout history”, says GOST. “I myself practice rituals to help clear my mind and focus on my day to day endeavors. This curiosity into witchcrafts history and my own traditions, combined to inspire the new album.”
Once the concept of the album was clear there was only one artist that GOST could picture working with – the Dutch photographer Nona Limmen. “I have been a fan of Nona Limmen’s work for some time now. The inspiration for the new album is much about witchcraft from the feminine perspective. For women, throughout history, witchcraft has been negative, empowering, poisonous and beautiful. The moment I saw this photograph by Nona, I could not imagine using anything else to convey the albums content as beautifully and powerfully as this image does.”
In the past GOST has toured with diverse artists such as Perturbator, Carpenter Brut, 3TEETH, Author & Punisher, Mayhem, Gaahls Wyrd, Power Trip, Ghoul, The Black Dahlia Murder, Midnight, Khemmis, Skeletal Remains, Havok and many more. If you’ve followed his creative output you know that he isn’t the type of artist who likes to repeat himself and follow well-trodden paths. Be prepared for a new jinxing song that will be out soon.
Napalm Records is pleased to present the next chapter in psychedelic rock icons MONSTER MAGNET’s rabbit hole deep dive, A Better Dystopia (out May 21, 2021): a delightfully (and psychotically) curated collection of 60’s and 70’s proto-metal and late-era psych obscurities covered by the heavy New Jersey legends themselves.
While the album marks a new frontier for MONSTER MAGNET as their first covers record, this is not your typical set of standards released to pass time. A Better Dystopia sees the band pay homage to some of their favorite songs of all time, while reflecting on the paranoia, dystopia and revolution of both now – and then.
Today, fans can get a second glimpse into the album with a video of the band’s cover of classic Dust track, “Learning To Die.”
Of the song selection, frontman Dave Wyndorf says: “‘Learning To Die’ blew me away when I was 15 and it still blows me away. Man, do I LOVE to sing this song. Dust was one of the greats.”
Watch the new official video for “Learning To Die”HERE
Dave Wyndorf says about the birth of A Better Dystopia: “We all agreed that we would be bored out of our minds within a month of lockdown. MONSTER MAGNET loves the road. It’s a lifestyle. So, I considered our options. Rather than panhandle on the internet, hawking masks and Zoom-rocking practice sessions for dollars, I suggested we record a “bunker record”. A total DIY affair (band only) recorded and mixed in Bob Pantella’s small but potent Freak Shop Studios/rehearsal space right here in New Jersey. But what to record?
I didn’t feel much like writing, but working on anything was better than watching the news as hospitals filled up, people died, and American politics went bat-shit crazy. The world roared “Dystopia! Apocalypse! Revolution!”. I’d heard those words before, and they brought to mind my childhood in the late 60’s/early 70’s… and the music… and short playlist of songs (just one of many) that I’d been carrying around with me on my whatever device to listen to before shows. Of course, these tunes have also been in my head for more or less my whole life. These were not the popular hits of the time. This was like a playlist from the 4th dimension… strange bits of musical obscurity, mostly dredged up from that inglorious and freaky “twilight zone” time that preceded Arena Rock, Heavy Metal, Reggae and Disco. A no-man’s land of hard rock that still had remnants of psychedelia and garage punk but had abandoned any notion of “flower power” or frat house fun. And of course, they rocked.
Yeah, these songs were it.”
Wyndorf is at the top of his game on A Better Dystopia, delivering each lyric in his own inimitable style, and musicians Phil Caivano, Bob Pantella, Garrett Sweeney and Alec Morton own the sound – vintage and old school, dense and heavy, with searing fuzz leads and pounding bass and drums all played in a deft style that’s almost been lost in modern music. The album opens with “The Diamond Mine”, as Dave Wyndorf recites a classic monologue by Dave Diamond, an American radio DJ whose programs in the late 60’s and early 70’s helped popularize many psychedelic and acid rock bands. At this point the real trip begins, as the opening chords of the Hawkwind classic “Born To Go” gear up for launch. Tracks like standout “Mr. Destroyer” (Poo-Bah) spur visions of some untold Freak revolution – or perhaps dinosaurs battling on a burning planet at the end of time – creating a perfect blend of hard rock and psychedelia. Feverish “Motorcycle (Straight To Hell)” (Table Scraps) is pure punk fury of the old school tradition, evoking a cross between Iggy Pop and Motörhead as Wyndorf wails “I’m gonna drive it straight to HELL!” Falling even further down the mind-bending rabbit hole, Magnet offers their stunning, whirlwind take on the often-overlooked hard rock classic “Learning To Die” (Dust) and a masterful version the Stooges meets Goth epic, “Solid Gold Hell” (The Scientists). The album closes with a bonus nuclear cover of Morgen’s “Welcome To The Void”, inviting you to restart the ride again and again.
A Better Dystopia tracklisting: 1. The Diamond Mine 2. Born to Go 3. Epitaph for a Head 4. Solid Gold Hell 5. Be Forewarned 6. Mr. Destroyer 7. When the Wolf Sits 8. Death 9. Situation 10. It’s Trash 11. Motorcycle (Straight to Hell) 12. Learning to Die 13. Welcome to the Void – Bonus Track
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Season of Mist is proud to announce the signing of blackened heavy metal band NITE! The San Francisco outfit will be releasing its second full-length via the label at a later date. Stay tuned for more!
NITE comments, “All of us in the circle of NITE are very excited to announce our signing with Season of Mist. We look forward to working with their talented and experienced team to bring our music to the unsuspecting masses. We are thrilled to join the label’s echelon of innovative artists whose legacy looms large over the history of modern heavy music.”
For a glimpse of what’s to come, check out NITE‘s Bandcamp and stream their 2020 debut album, ‘Darkness Silence Mirror Flame,’ HERE.
The San Francisco Bay Area has a history steeped in forward-thinking, technically dazzling metal, and NITE carries that torch with pride. Founded in 2018, their blackened heavy metal brand barrels towards the peril of an unknown future, while keeping one eye on the days when blistering leads once ruled the land. Guitarists Van Labrakis (Satan’s Wrath, Mencea) and Scott Hoffman (Dawnbringer, High Spirits) let loose galloping riffs and harmonies that evoke the classic sounds of the N.W.O.B.H.M., with Labrakis’ grizzled voice driving their dark, melodic metal into the modern era.
With Avinash Mittur (Wild Hunt) replacing founding bassist Bryan Coons in early 2021, he and drummer Patrick Crawford (Serpents of Dawn, Older Sun) make up a rhythm section that’s fierce yet breathlessly precise: a freewheel pounding reminiscent of the early days of heavy metal, with a Rickenbacker-powered roar fueling the low end. NITE’s debut full-length Darkness Silence Mirror Flame, released in March 2020 by Creator-Destructor Records, earned widespread praise. It showcased their fist-raising classic heavy metal that nearly every fan of the genre once fell in love with, but with a twisted and shadowy edge that the titans of old could never imagine. NITE is the flame of the past illuminating the darkness of tomorrow.