Middle East extreme metal pioneers NERVECELL have set “Past, Present…Torture” as the title of their new album, due for release this summer via Lifeforce Records. Nervecell’s forthcoming effort will mark the band’s third full-length studio release since the follow-up to 2011’s “Psychogenocide”, which was also mixed and mastered by Wojtek and Slawek Wiesawski at Hertz Studios (Behemoth, Decapitated, Vader) in Poland. The album cover artwork was created by Colin Marks of Rain Song Design (Exodus, Origin, Whitechapel) and can be seen below:
Commented the band: ““Past, Present…Torture” is an album we’ve been working on for roughly the last 4 years. The album consists of 13 new tracks that promise to be the most extreme and versatile Nervecell record to date, have no doubt about it! The title speaks for itself, focusing on the state of the world and where we are all headed as a civilization. We can’t wait for you all to have a taste of what’s in store, don’t say we didn’t warn you…”
Lifeforce Records are proud to announce the signing of one of the most promising metal/ hardrock acts to its roster, FAKE IDOLS.
People, who are familiar with the Lifeforce Records catalogue might recognize some faces they already know and you’re totally right… FAKE IDOLS was formed from the union of three well-known and recognized European bands in the hard rock/metal genre, RAINTIME (who previously released two albums on Lifeforce Records), Slowmotion Apocalypse and Jar of Bones.
More information on FAKE IDOLS at https://www.facebook.com/FakeIdols
LIFEFORCE Records has issued the following:
Lifeforce Records is proud to announce the signing of extremely talented female fronted metal act SHEAR. Hailing from Helsinki, Finnland the six members of SHEAR have already played in familiar Finnish metal bands such as Amoral or Elenium.
The current lineup of SHEAR was finalized in 2008. The members have, however, played together for many years. The guitarists Mikael Grönroos and Lauri Koskenniemi, and keyboardist Lari Sorvo have played together since 2001. Bass player Eerik Purdon joined the group in 2004, and the drummer Juhana Karlsson in 2007. The band’s lineup was finalized in 2008 when vocalist Alexa Leroux joined the band.
SHEAR’s first official release is the four track EP entitled ’In Solitude’. The EP was recorded and mixed at Arcada Studios in the fall of 2009 by guitarist Mikael Grönroos. ‘In Solitude’ was mastered at the famous Chartmakers studios. The ‘In Solitude’ –release is a demonstration of a fresh approach to female fronted metal. The catchy and melodic vocal lines combined with the heavy and technical instrumental soundscape is what makes Shear stand out. Shear’s music is easily approachable for a regular listener, but also intriguing to a more experienced and demanding listener.
The band’s already recorded ‘yet untitled’ Lifeforce Records debut album is set to be released in March 2012.
Alexa Leroux – vocals
Mikael Grönroos – guitars
Lauri Koskenniemi – guitars
Eerik Purdon – bass
Lari Sorvo – keyboards
Juhana Karlsson – drums
SONS OF AEON, the new Jyväskylä, Finland-based metal band featuring former SWALLOW THE SUN drummer Pasi Pasanen, has inked a deal with Lifeforce Records. The group’s debut album is scheduled for release in early 2012.
Commented the band: “SONS OF AEON is happy to announce that we have joined the Lifeforce Records team! We feel we found a great home for our music and we’re looking forward to rolling our sleeves and getting to work.
“We’re currently writing more music for our upcoming debut album. We’ll let you know when we have some more detailed information.”
SONS OF AEON recently made three songs available for free download via the group’s official web site. The drums were recorded at Studio Watercastle in Jyväskylä, Finland by Arttu Sarvanne, while guitars and bass were recorded at SONS OF AEON‘s home studio and the vocals were handled by Teemu Liekkala. The mixing and mastering was taken care of by Antti Malinen.