Archive for June, 2020

SOMNIATE Release Single/video ‘Of Fragrance and Light’ From Their Forthcoming Debut LP ‘The Meyrinkian Slumber’

Czech black metal revelation Somniate have signed a deal with Lavadome Productions for the release of their debut album “The Meyrinkian Slumber”. You can now stream the new track “Of Fragrance and Light” below.

“The Meyrinkian Slumber” is scheduled for June 30th release through Lavadome Productions on CD/LP/digital and can be pre-ordered through Lavadome store or Lavadome Bandcamp. The tape edition will be handled by Cloven Hoof.

The inspiration and the concept for the album comes from the novel “The Golem” written by Gustav Meyrink between 1907 and 1914. The album’s five tracks represent a sophisticated black metal flight above the esoteric plot of the writer´s masterpiece. A tale of searching for the ascension through identity shifts, alchemical concepts and suffering, all set in a distorted vision of Prague.

Mixed and mastered at the infamous BST Studio (Aosoth, The Order of Apollyon, Totalitarian etc.).

The iconography of the album’s coverart was crafted by VIEW FROM THE COFFIN:

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Finnish Progressive Death Metal Band Denominate Release New Single/Video ‘The Chain’ From their Forthcoming LP ‘ISOCHRON’

Finnish Oulu-based progressive death metal band Denominate are set to release their second album ISOCHRON on July 24th 2020 via Inverse Records.

The band comments:
“This is the opening song of the album and coincidentally, the first song that was written for the album. It lays the setting and groundwork for the story of the album’s concept which is left for the listener to piece together. The song also eases the listener musically into the album, offering a balance between the straightforward and the complex. The song is also the shortest track on the album. The Chain was written in 2016, when the composing for ISOCHRON began.”

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Neon Empire Release Debut EP Distorted Reality

Irish metalcore band Neon Empire have released their debut EP Distorted Reality.
This band were really starting to make waves over the past nine months until our current situation halted all of course. They have just released their debut EP which has lived up to all the hype surrounding the band.
One to watch when gigs return and with a debut this solid behind them the only way is up!
They had this to say on Distorted Reality.

With this EP, we want to take you on a journey. This desire to deliver an immersive experience pushed us to experiment with multiple layers of electronic sounds. By using elements of Traditional Metalcore songwriting as a foundation, we have created a unique, dynamic sound with soaring melodies and gut-punching riffs at its core.

Our goal was to pair futuristic instrumentation with human lyrics, creating music that is both modern and deeply personal. The EP deals with themes of perseverance, self-doubt and human connection. With the current state that the world is in, we hope that people can find some solace in what we’ve created and that it allows them to escape their own Distorted Reality, even if just for a little while“.

Artist Bio:

Neon Empire are a 4-piece electronic Metalcore band, based in Dublin. The band was formed by guitarist/clean-vocalist Hassan Ali, originally intended to be a Solo Project. Over time, the addition of John Collard (Screams), Veronika Švecová (Drums) and Tom Ambrose (Bass) brought new song writing elements to the table and perfected the sound.

Since reaching their full lineup in August 2019, Neon Empire have released two singles, and have performed extensively in Dublin.

Most recently, they secured the Judge’s Vote in Heat 2 of “Bloodstock Metal to the Masses”, moving on to the semi-finals.

Check out a review of the gig HERE

EP Credits:

Production, Mixing and Mastering: JSR Studios (Facebook)

Artwork: Rob Walden Design (Website)

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Lune Drop Single/Video ‘Misery Dialogue’ New EP ‘Ghost’ Out June 12th

LUNE – are releasing their debut EP ‘Ghost’ Friday, June 12th. Today they are dropping the last taste of the record before its release – ‘Misery Dialogue’. Pre-Orders for their debut 5-track EP ‘Ghost’ are live NOW at

A band already touted to be ones to watch, triple j unearthed‘s Tommy Faith said this — “LUNE] might just be the next heavy act we see coming through on a national level because this new record is a battering ram that’ll heed no obstacles and brook no defiance“,

New single Misery Dialogue is the second piece in the story of the Ghost EP. Vocalist Nathaniel Smith says that “The lyrics are an internal monologue of someone critically questioning their every action and purpose in an emotionally extreme way, letting their darkest and most self deprecating thoughts consume them. We all have thoughts of self doubt and self criticism from time to time but this song represents those feelings, pushed to the extreme. Set against a crushing and frantic instrumental, the song’s maddening tone paints the scene for the rest of the story to unfold.” The track premiered on Tuesday night on triple j’s The Racket with Lochlan Watt.

Formed in 2019 by former I, VALIANCE guitarist Krys Smith and brother Nathaniel Smith on Vocals – the group also features bassist Tyler Hendley, guitarist David Freeland (I, Valiance) and drummer Harrison Mills (Blind Oracle). Having already left their mark, with three singles already released – ‘GHOST’, ‘MANIPULATOR’ and ‘MIRROR IMAGE’, LUNE have amassed hundreds of thousands of plays and thousands of followers in the few months since their launch.

LUNE’s new single ‘Misery Dialogue’ will be available on all streaming and digital outlets with their GHOST EP on Friday June 12th. Pre-orders are live now at

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PATRÓN Release Studio Session Video ‘Very Bad Boy’ Self-Titled Album Out Now Featuring Members Of Danzig, Kyuss, QOTSA

Desert groove rockers PATRÓN have released a studio session video for the track ‘Very Bad Boy’, featuring Barrett Martin on drums, Alain Johannes on bass and guitar, and Aurélien Barbolosi on guitar.

Watch the studio session video for ‘Very Bad Boy’ here:

‘Very Bad Boy’ is the third single taken from their debut self-titled album, Patrón, released via Klonosphere today, 29th May 2020.

PATRÓN is a new project fronted by Lo (aka Patrón) frontman of the band Loading Data. The self-titled debut album was produced by Alain Johannes (Queens of the Stone Age, Eleven, Them Crooked Vultures, Chris Cornell Band) and also happens to be the last album ever recorded in his legendary studio 11AD, in Los Angeles.  

Lo had some well known friends record the album with him: Joey Castillo (Danzig, Queens of the Stone Age, The Bronx), Barrett Martin (Mad Season, Screaming Trees, Tuatara), Nick Oliveri (Kyuss, Queens of the Stone Age, Mondo Generator), Aurélien Barbolosi (Aston Villa) and Monique St Walker (Blackbird Days).

PATRÓN is a melting pot of influences, a new entity, a sort of Frankenstein creature, borrowing as much from stoner rock, 50s rock n roll, the Rat Pack as from 80s pop. It’s sexy, it’s groovy, it’s loud and heavy. Heady melodies that will stick to your skin like a thirsty alcoholic tick.

PATRÓN are: 
Lo aka Patrón : Lead Vocal / Guitar / Keyboard
Joey Castillo : Drums
Nick Oliveri : Bass
Aurélien Barbolosi : Guitars
Alain Johannes : Bass, Guitar, Keyboard, Vocal
Barrett Martin : Drums
Monique St Walker : Vocals
Aurelia : Vocals

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Live plans for 2020 have been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. More news on this soon.

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German Surf-Death Metallers STILLBIRTH Release New Single ‘Panem et Circenses’ New LP Revive The Throne Out 7th August via Unique Leader

German surf death metal sextet STILLBIRTH have released new single ‘Panem et Circenses’, the first taken from new LP Revive The Throne, set for release on 7th August via Unique Leader Records.

STILLBIRTH from Hagen / Germany were founded in 1999 by former guitarist (now vocalist) Lukas Swiaczny, and play a mix of Death Metal, Grindcore and Deathcore. 

Revive the Throne features 11 songs and is the heaviest material in the band’s history. You can expect razor sharp guitar riffs, pounding drums, a superb vocal arrangement and the first STILLBIRTH recording with 2 basses for maximum brutality. 

The band comment: “We are highly looking forward to release our new beast Revive the Throne on our favourite label Unique Leader Records on 7th August 2020. The album features 11 songs (36 minutes) and is the heaviest material we have written so far. Once again we had the pleasure to record and mix the album at DPK Studios and we have a banging master from our good friends over at Demigod Recordings. Our cover-designer Aghy Purakusuma did an amazing job as well and we think this is the best Stillbirth album in our history. We can’t wait to hear the opinions of our fans.”


Lukas Swiaczny – Vocals
Simon Stürmlinger – Guitar
Jens Strack – Guitar
Dominik König – Bass Guitar
Lukas Kaminski – Bass Guitar
Marin Grupe – Drums 

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