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EXCLUSIVE EP STREAM: Archaós Self Titled Debut EP Set For Release On December 3rd

 

 

Cork Alt-Metal four piece Archaós are releasing their debut Ep on December 2nd in Fred Zeppelins Cork. The 5 track EP was self recorded and produced by the band. They have their own unique sound ranging from hard rock and grunge influences, to syncopated Tool-esque riffs and heavy breakdowns.

Archaos have previously released their first single ‘Limbo’ which offers a taste of what is to be heard on the album. Which is available online via Spotify and YouTube

Following the launch on December 2nd, featuring Aponym, Red Sun Alert, Pretty Happy and Limit 60, the band plan to immediately begin working on their follow up release. Aiming to have the next record ready by late 2018.

Pre orders are available via Bandcamp, with the Ep being released on online on December 3rd.

 

 

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Irish Sludge Metallers ZHORA Release Live Bloodstock Festival Video 

 

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Irish sludge powerhouse zhOra have released a live video for their track ‘Turmoil’ shot at this year’s Bloodstock Festival.  The track is taken from their sophomore album Ethos, Pathos, Logos which was released on 27 October

Watch the video here: 

 

Vocalist Colin Bolger comments“Turmoil does exactly what it says on the tin. It takes you and your precious feelings and drags them through the mud and blood until you can’t take no more. We love playing this tune live and we had the opportunity to storm through it at the absolutely amazing Bloodstock Festival this year. If you haven’t been you must mark it down on the bucket list!

Come see us storm through it in the flesh on December 10th at Facebarmagedden in Reading. It has a serious line up featuring our Irish brethren Dead Label along with solid bands like Raging Speedhorn, Evil Scarecrow and tonnes more. This will be our last show of 2017 and we have a real pant wetting set planned so make sure you bring some spare knickers. The Winter months will see us eating lots of mushrooms, trying not to ruin our lives with whiskey and writing riffs, riffs and more riffs for our next full length. The tracks are already spilling out of all of our collective orifices and they taste better than ever. The future is bright, the future is zhOra.”

Over the span of six years zhOra have quickly become one of the most recognisable names in the burgeoning Irish metal scene. In this time the band has released one EP Feet Nailed to the Ground (2011) and their debut LP Almaz (2013), both releases garnering huge praise within the scene. Now in 2017, the band is set to undertake the next stage in their journey, Ethos, Pathos, Logos.

In the only predictable aspect of the band’s sonic trajectory, Ethos, Pathos, Logos finds the band once again putting themselves under their own microscope and refining their approach. With a lush cover designed by acclaimed Visionary Artist Jake Kobrin, the record is zhOra’s first back-to-back concept album, an hour long journey through past lives and cannibalism. 

Pick up the new album Ethos, Pathos, Logos now via Big CartelBandcampiTunes and all other digital outlets. 

Catch zhOra in December: 

December 10 – Facebarmaggedon, The Face Bar, Reading (tickets)

Find out more about the band
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MORBID ANGEL: New Track From Legendary Death Metal Unit; Kingdoms Disdained To See Release This Friday Via Silver Lining Music

 

 

Iconic death metal unit MORBID ANGEL will unleash their latest studio album, Kingdoms DisdainedFriday December 1st via Silver Lining Music. In advance of its official unveiling, today we iare offering up “For No Master” for public consumption.

 

Issues bassist/vocalist Steve Tucker of the track, “This is one of the songs that was written in the rehearsal space; something that we hadn’t done in many years. We wanted to get a live, intense feeling on some of the songs and this is definitely a great example of what we set out to achieve. The title of the song and lyrics are a bit self-explanatory. To live one’s life without masters, would be the dream of many souls.”

 

Preorders for MORBID ANGEL’s Kingdoms Disdained are currently available at THIS LOCATION where you can also hear opening track “Piles Of Little Arms.”

 

Kingdoms Disdained reunites founding guitarist Trey Azagthoth with Tucker. Captured at Mana Studios in St. Petersburg, Florida and produced by MORBID ANGEL with Erik Rutan (MORBID ANGEL, Cannibal Corpse, Hate Eternal, Six Feet Under, Belphegor), Azagthoth, Tucker and drummer Scotty Fuller (Annihilated, ex Abysmal Dawn), the record delivers eleven pieces of devastatingly dynamic death metal. Compositions such as “Garden Of Disdain,” “Architect And Iconoclast,” and “The Pillars Crumbling” supremely illustrate Azagthoth’s incredible creative alchemy with Tucker as well as his own incomparable guitar work.

 

Just one play of MORBID ANGEL‘s searing Kingdoms Disdained, and you’ll realize that this is the only true current aural document of a world sinking into uncharted despair. “The album title says it all,” says Tucker, “everybody’s fed up and nobody can figure out how to fix it. We’ve got all these miniature wars in neighborhoods, cities, countries, and we’ve got people with varying opinions causing chaos, yet everyone is doing what they feel is right. Which all makes it feel like the world has reached a point of utter madness and confusion.”

 

As if fate constructed the moment, these forefathers of death metal found themselves witnessing the storm’s eye as they prepared to create Kingdoms Disdained, deciphering it with their ferocious music via long-held Sumerian-based beliefs. “It’s been written but nobody pays attention, because we erase our history,” furthers Tucker. “We don’t understand much about the Sumerian texts because things got erased, buried, and broken up. And for years, Trey and I talked a lot about the idea of those Gods waking up and coming back to show us that they’re angry.”

 

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LYCANTHROPE DROP NEW SINGLE/VIDEO ‘LIKE A GHOST’ + ‘CHAPTERS’ ALBUM OUT FEBRUARY 16th

 

 

Lycanthrope are today announcing the release of their debut full-length album, Chapters, on Friday February 16 2018!

 

To celebrate, they are unleashing a brand new track and video into the world, entitled ‘Like A Ghost.’ Pre-Orders for the album go live on December 4th on iTunes (with users getting ‘Like a Ghost’ instantly) and the single live to stream on Spotify same day. 

The new album, ‘Chapters’ and the brand new single ‘Like a Ghost’ were recorded in early 2017 at Spinlight Studios with Rhys Zacher. The record took 3 months and has produced what is a developed and more focused and intense sound for the band. The video for Like A Ghost is out today and features a blistering, intense performance by the Newcastle six-piece.

Founded in late 2011, Lycanthrope hail from Newcastle, NSW, Australia. They immediately began playing shows and recorded their debut EP Limitless – from which the track The Golden Mile peaked on the Triple J Unearthed radio charts at #4 – what followed was a string of supports for I Killed The Prom Queen, Northlane, Like Moths To Flames, Aversions Crown, In Hearts Wake and many more. The crushing current line-up consists of Aidan Lee, Dan Greig, Brett Scott, Jason Salvini, Scott Wright and Matthew Stoja. 

Their second EP, Revival was released in August 2015. The band once again hit Australia’s Triple J Unearthed to release two new tracks. Both tracks, Wasteland and Jaws Of Life and almost instantly hit 1 & 2 on the metal charts. 2016 saw them tour New Zealand and also support Confession, Trophy Eyes & Capture The Crown. 

Pre-Orders for Lycanthrope’s ‘Chapters’ album go live on December 4th on iTunes (with users getting ‘Like a Ghost’ instantly) and the single live to stream on Spotify same day. 

For More Information, go to https://www.facebook.com/lycanthropemusic.

 

 

Album Pre-Order Date: December 4 2017 

Single Release Date: December 4 2017
Album Release Date: February 16 2018

Genre: Metalcore

Hometown: Newcastle, NSW, Australia

 

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Drakonis Launch Their New EP ‘The Great Miasma’ On Saturday December 2nd In The Limelight, Belfast

 

 

Drakonis of Northern Ireland, focus heavily on the “live spectacle”, blending a mixture of contemporary black and death metal, to create something without the limitations of one genre. Not wanting to work to a strict template, the band dips in and out of many styles to create music which is both atmospherically uplifting, yet devastatingly brutal.
Initially formed under the working title, “Order of Shadow” (at the time including Gareth Murdock of Alestorm), Drakonis has been an ongoing project for many years, featuring Saul McMichael and Lee McCartney of pagan metal veterans, Waylander. The band remained a studio project until 2015, when a line up was assembled to take things to the live arena.

Over the past 2 years the band has brought not just extreme metal to the live circuit, but a highly visual experience. Armed with corpse paint, blood, skulls, spikes, chainmail and live samples, the band’s entire energy revolves around the live stage show, and will only grow in scale as the band evolves. 
The band quickly caught the attention of the local scene, with their “Ravens Fuel The Sky” E.P, which they used as a platform to release their follow up, “As They Rot”. This release was extremely well received by both fans and critics alike, placing it in several “Best of 2016” lists, including winning Uber Rocks’ “International E.P. of the Year 2016”, tying with Voivod.

With so many reviews asking for an album, the band decided to hold off on that idea and release one more E.P, this time on a much larger scale. Therefore “The Great Miasma” came into being, a story driven concept spanning 3 songs. Each song takes us through a different chapter, following the ritualistic sacrifice, possession and wrath of a young girl to appease an ancient god.
Each song will be accompanied by a story driven, highly visual music video, released out of  sequence, bringing the bands live theatrics to the medium of film. Only when all 3 videos have been released and played in order, will the story become clear.

With this new release on the horizon, Drakonis are set to take things to the next level and aim to catch the attention of more international listeners.

 

 

We were sent on their EP for review and it’s a definite move forward for this band! It still has that Drakonis sound they created in their previously released ‘As They Rot’, but an evolvution. 

The EP’s opening track ‘The Great Miasma’ caught me a bit off at first as it’s a lot slower in tempo than previous works, but has a real haunting vibe throughout. The guitar work on this track is excellent and it moves up and down the gears effortlessly. They speed up the tempo at the right moments and suitably slows down again. The keyboard work on this track also really adds to the overall atmosphere of the song and the almost narration vocally throughout the song really completes it. The addition of church bells as they sound concludes in truly dark/atmospheric fashion.  A strange one at first for fans of the band, but easily one of their best works to date. A brilliant opener! 

The EP’s second and penultimate track ‘Let Us Pray’ follows. A track that was previously released so we shall link it here for you to check out. This track has a lot more in common with their earlier material and a real tour de force Black metal track. Like the opener, the musicianship has improved yet again as the band have evolved. The addition of a ‘Vincent Price’ narration from Witchfinder General is great and overall this is an excellent track. 

‘Queen Of Swarms’ closes this excellent EP. Yet again, another track that proves the bands evolution and different from both previous tracks in regards to dynamics and structure. It has a great Black metal riff throughout the song and relentless throughout. It even has a catchy fists in the air moment with, “Hail Hail, To The Queen Of Swarms” in there for good measure. Which I can imagine will work really well in a live environment.  The song then transforms into a hail of excellent lead guitar work full of solos and suitably fades out. Which left me wanting more! 

I loved their previous EP ‘As They Rot’ giving it a 9.5/10 rating, considering it one of the best releases of 2016. I didn’t know if they could better it with this release, but they’ve absolutely smashed it! 

I considered this band to be one of the best Black metal bands on our little island, but after this I would say they are arguably the best. 

A truly brilliant release in every regard and one I shall return to many times.

EP of the year hands down!! 

10/10

 

 

Drakonis are: 

Stephen Reynolds – Lead Vocals
Saul McMichael – Guitars/ Backing Vocals
Tommy Hewitt – Guitars
Lee McCartney – Drums
Stephenie Dickey – Bass

EP Credits

All music written by Drakonis
Recorded/Produced/Mixed by Saul McMichael
Mastered by Saul McMichael and Bryan Shortell
Cover photo by Kerri Clarke
Cover design by Saul McMichael

 

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GENOCIDE PACT Announces Relapse Records Debut ‘Order Of Torment’ Opening Track “Conquered And Disposed” Now Streaming

 

 

Washington, DC-based GENOCIDE PACT is prepared to unleash their raging sophomore full-length and Relapse debut, Order Of Torment. The song “Conquered And Disposed” has been issued for streaming alongside preorders for the record.

 

Recorded by Kevin Bernsten (Full Of Hell, Code Orange, Magrudergrind) at Developing Nations in Baltimore, and featuring cover art from the legendary Joe Petagno (Motörhead, Pink Floyd, Autopsy, Marduk), GENOCIDE PACT‘s Order Of Torment features eight tracks of pulverizing, relentless death metal that harkens to the greats while pushing the genre to chaotic new realms of possibility. With a thick, titanic crunch that focuses on crushing groove as much as skull-splitting intensity, GENOCIDE PACT is the death metal band to watch in 2018.

 

 

GENOCIDE PACT‘s Order Of Torment is due out February 2nd, 2018 on CD, LP, and digital formats via Relapse Records. Physical packages and digital order are available via Relapse.com HERE and all digital retail outlets HERE.

 

Order Of Torment Track Listing:

1. Conquered And Disposed

2. Decimation Grid

3. Spawn Of Suffering

4. Pain Reprisal

5. Ascendancy Absolved

6. Structural Dissolution

7. Authoritarian Impulse

8. Blood Rejection

 

Hailing from the chaotic realm that is our nation’s capital, GENOCIDE PACT has been making pulverizing, relentless death metal since their inception in 2013. No Clean Singing praised the band as “titanically heavy,” and Cvlt Nation issued, “suffocating in the highest, complementary form of the word, GENOCIDE PACT crafts death metal that hearkens to the greats while pushing forward to something even greater.” After touring on a much buzzed about demo and 7″ single, the band recorded their debut LP Forged Through Domination for A389 Recordings in 2015. The band has since toured North America extensively as well as select dates with Nails, Toxic Holocaust, Gatecreeper, Darkest Hour, Iron Reagan, Power Trip, and Torche, in addition to an appearance at the renowned Maryland Deathfest.

 

GENOCIDE PACT:

Tim Mullaney – Guitar/Vocals

Mike Nolan – Bass

Connor Donegan – Drums

 

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