News/nyheterPosted by Hallowed nyheter 2018-02-16 21:29 “Judge Not” is although five years later in the Blitzkrieg world, a continuation from where the band left off from that last album release. Once again solidifying the bands roots in the British metal genre.
The Newcastle based quintet whose heritage evolves from the `New Wave of British Heavy Metal` era some thirty-five plus years ago in the UK, and the connection with Metallica for the times the Bay Area metal giants have covered the bands’ anthem `Blitzkrieg` over the years, and still sporadically play it in their live set.
When the connection with Mighty Music had been made, and the band were offered a new home by the label and the opportunity to release a new album to a wider public.
“We`re all really excited in the band about the release of the new Blitzkrieg album especially after how well the `Reign of Fire` ep turned out to close out last year, the reviews and response to that has been very good. This will be the bands first recorded new material since 2013! We all hope everyone enjoys listening to the new material as much as we enjoyed the production and recording of `Judge Not” says Ken Johnson, guitars.
The album was recorded in Newcastle UK at Downcast Base HQ by Phil Davies, but the band elected to use a different studio this time around for mixing, and because the band all admire the work that the Hansen Studios do, most notably the mix of the Pretty Maids “Pandemonium” album, Jonas Haagensen came on board from the Hansen Studios to mix the album.
Blitzkrieg will support “Judge Not” with a European tour and festival dates, that are currently being booked and will be headlining these shows this Spring:
Apr 28 - Think Tank, Newcastle UK May 5 - Metal Bash, Hamburg DE May 11 - Nordic Noise, Copenhagen DK Nov 9 - Hard Rock Hell, Pwllheli GwyneddUK
BURDEN OF GRIEF fans and sympathizers, mark your calendars on May 4, 2018 - because "Eye Of The Storm" is coming for you!
The new and 7th studio album of the melodic death/thrash outfit was mixed and mastered by Kristian Kohlmannslehner at Kohlekeller Studio. Jan Yrlund (Darkgrove Design) is responsible for the stunning cover artwork.
The upcoming album promises to be brutal and thrashy with killer grooves, fragile acoustic parts, classic twin-guitar solos and the Hammond organ is also featured again.
"Eye Of The Storm" will be released on Massacre Records, and will be available as a jewel case CD as well as a limited edition vinyl LP.
Hollywood based shock rockers SALEMS LOTT will release their new earth shattering full length album "Mask Of Morality" on April 6, 2018 via their own independent label Rēd Moon Rēcords.
With their previous 3 song EP released as part one of their new two-part album series, "Mask Of Morality", the band delved into socially-conscious themes on individualism, values, morality and current politics.
Salems Lott guitarist Jett Black has checked in with the following comment:
About Mask Of Morality / 1st 3 singles from Part 1
Mask Of Morality is an interesting record. If you were following us a few months back you would know that Part 1 was released digitally and supported by 2 strong music videos which you can check out on YouTube. It was our way of giving out a few anticipation tracks for the full record and that's why you'll notice Part 1 only had 3 tracks.
The full record combines Part 1 (3 tracks) with the remaining 7 tracks to make a total of 10 tracks. In addition, the first 3 'instant gratification tracks' are a careful selection intended to introduce the listener into the world, sound and philosophy of Mask Of Morality. Just like any piece of art that has any worth, Mask Of Morality challenges the trendy mindset of our current society. It's a record that challenges the dogmatic righteousness of modern morality which attempts to force you into thinking, speaking and acting in a particular 'good' way and enforces these ideals through mob mentality retribution. It's also a harsh dose of reality that tells you that you are responsible for your destiny and to take responsibility and action into fixing your life rather than wallowing in a self-pity victim mentality and blaming outside sources.
Tl / DR - Mask Of Morality is the story of the individual vs the bloodthirsty mob. I know what you're thinking, "*roll's eyes", "Cringe", [insert passive aggressive, unimpressed, 'heard it all before' quote here]. However, if you're paying attention to society in a non-tranquilized way; you'll see the fight for the great individual vs the resentful mob is a very real and current battle.
About "Shattered To Pieces":
"Shattered To Pieces" is an interesting song and will be the soonest to come out with a video. It's a very different approach from what our fans may be used to hearing from us. But our followers have a diverse enough outlook on music that they will appreciate how different and strong this song is. It's more exposed, with soft piano parts and tells the tragic tale of someone close to both Monroe and I who's dealing with a truly frightening illness. It presents an interesting discussion and observation on dealing with hardship, physical/mental illness and enduring grief. I enjoy how it takes two separate narratives: Those dealing with the responsibilities, courage and suffering of managing an ill person as well as the state of mind of the person afflicted by the illness. It's a very relateable song as most people have had to deal with the sudden loss of those who are close to them.
Salems Lott - Mask of Morality track list
When Heaven Come Down
You Cant Hide From The Beast Inside
Shattered to Pieces
Mother of Chains
Salems Lott Band Line-Up:
Monroe Black - Lead Vocals, Lead Guitar Jett Black - Lead Guitar, Vocals Kay - Lead Bass, Vocals Tony F. Corpse – Drums, Vocals
News/nyheterPosted by Hallowed nyheter 2018-02-10 20:15 The Tyrolean Black Metaller Asphagor signed with Black Sunset / MDD Records for the successor of their 2013 album "Anti"! The release of the new album is planned for May and will also be promoted live on stage with several Shows! With Asphagor, we are very pleased to be able to extend the Black Sunset label program with a high-class act. The new album was produced, mixed and mastered by Patrick W. Engel from Temple Of Disharmony Studios and will contain 10 songs.
News/nyheterPosted by Hallowed nyheter 2018-02-10 13:40 The Swiss melodic metal outfit CRYSTAL BALL will release its new album "Crystallizer" on April 27, 2018 via Massacre Records!
The band comments: "CRYSTALLIZER is the full package - it's powerful and full of melodic hooklines and catchy songs!"
CRYSTAL BALL's new album was once again produced, mixed and mastered by Stefan Kaufmann (ex-Accept, ex-U.D.O). The cover artwork - available below - has been created by Thomas Ewerhard, who already designed the album artwork of bands like Jaded Heart, Kreator or Edguy, among others. It will additionally be available as a limited edition Digipak CD with bonus tracks.
News/nyheterPosted by Hallowed nyheter 2018-02-10 13:35 Acclaimed progressive doom-merchants KING GOAT have announced the details of their long-awaited second LP.
Debt of Aeons will be released on April 20 via Aural Music, with artwork by acclaimed artist Travis Smith (Opeth, Iced Earth, Avenged Sevenfold, Katatonia and many more).
In the band's own words, "the album is, in many ways, a reflection of the world in which it was conceived; the result of personal mental decline and the resultant pessimistic view of our species. This negativity permeates the record at an atomic level, seeping from between the riffs and spilling like bile from the lyrics themselves. Our sound further expands on the journey that Conduit began, exploring a multitude of paths to do justice to our vision. Debt of Aeons is upon us and we're proud to release this record."
The news follows the announcement that KING GOAT are to support acclaimed Gothic Metal band PARADISE LOST (dates below). KING GOAT have also recently signed to cult label Aural Music and subsequently re-released their acclaimed debut LP Conduit, with their eponymous debut EP on December 08 2017.
Dates: FEB 16 WEDGEWOOD ROOMS SOUTHSEA, UNITED KINGDOM FEB 17 BRISTOL, UNITED KINGDOM FEB 18 RESCUE ROOMS NOTTINGHAM, UNITED KINGDOM FEB 22 CLASSIC GRAND GLASGOW, UNITED KINGDOM FEB 23 GORILLA MANCHESTER, UNITED KINGDOM
Black Book Lodge is a quartet based in Copenhagen, Denmark. They are not easily labeled in regards to a specific genre, as they work within a lot of different styles and somehow manage to merge these different inputs into a powerful, melodic, organic, and original whole. One way to define them though, would be as being inherently nordic, as their music does invoke an imagery of vast, barren landscapes and white, towering mountains, or as Metalsucks.net puts it: "If Mastodon and Muse had a baby in Denmark and never taught it how to run, that baby would be Black Book Lodge.”
In regards to the general direction on the new album, Ronny, guitars and vocals, elaborates "I felt it was time to gather rather than alienate the listener this time around. As much as I love dark, angsty rock, lately I've simply been more inspired by the hope and light life has to offer. You might say the snow on the mountains and landscapes of our two former releases have melted on this one. The sun is out and beaming down, and it feels great, doesn't it?"
"Steeple And Spire" is the third album from Black Book Lodge. Produced, recorded and mixed by Ronny Jønsson and Jakob Gundel. Vocal mix and mastered by Jacob Hansen.
“Steeple And Spire"” will be released on black vinyl, CD and digital on the 18th of May.
First single "Spoil The Child" will be released on the 2nd of March.
News/nyheterPosted by Hallowed nyheter 2018-02-09 22:25 Italian Post Hardcore outfit ORIGOD reveal cover artwork and first single from their upcoming album “Solitude in Time and Space”.
“Solitude in time and Space” is the new impressive work by ORIGOD after 8 years of silence while the band had an intense live activity. Their sound is a unique blend of sonorities like Mastodon and Isis meets At The Drive In, songs full of groove and melody for a stunning post-core assault.
ORIGOD “Solitude in Time and Space” will be released on CD/DD by ARGONAUTA Records and available from March 30th
LAST DAYS OF EDEN is a stunning band from Spain performing symphonic folk metal. The band released their first album, “Ride The World”, in 2015, getting amazing reviews from all around the globe. In 2016 they played their first European tour, with more than 25 shows in Germany, Switzerland, Belgium, and Spain.
Led by female singer Lady Ani, she puts the sweetest tones to the tunes. Their melodies not only include bagpipes, violins, and whistles, but also a full symphonic orchestra, all wrapped in a solid metal package in every song. The new album “Chrysalis” has been recorded and includes 11 amazing and encompassing tracks that will take your mind on an unforgettable journey. The record was produced by Dani G. and mastered by Mika Jussila (Nightwish, Stratovarius, Amorphis, etc.).
Line-up: Lady Ani – vocals, Dani G. – guitars & vocals, Adrián Huelga – bass, Juan Gómez – keyboards, Pindy Diaz – bagpipes & whistles, Sara Cabezas – violin, Leo Duarte – drums
Track list: Forevermore, 02. The Roots Of Life, 03. The Wanderer, 04. Dead Man’s Tale, 05. The Storyteller, 06. Falling In The Deep, 07. Aedea’s Daughter, 08. A Siren’s Song, 09. Heading For The Sun, 10. Romeo & Julian, 11. 7 Years Of Madness
News/nyheterPosted by Hallowed nyheter 2018-02-08 21:21 Almost two years following the release of their second EP “The Summoning Pt 2”, Finland’s sludge metal four-piece group Black Royal now return to unleash their debut full-length album “Lightbringer”.
Produced by Black Royal, mixed by Jussi Kulomaa and mastered by Jaakko Viitalähde, “Lightbringer” features the artwork of Samu Peltola and is set for release on March 9th via Suicide Records.
Just recently, the group revealed the official video for the album’s opening song “Cryo-Volcanic”
Formed in 2013 in Tampere – Finland, Black Royal play an highly infectious combination of Scandinavian death metal with a crushing sludge. The band has released two EPs and a digital single since their formation and just recently they’ve signed a record deal with Suicide Records for the release of their debut album “Lightbringer”, due out on March 9th 2018.
“Lightbringer” track-listing: 1. Cryo-Volcalnic 2. Self-Worship 3. Salvation 4. Denial 5. Pentagram Doctrine 6. Lightbringer 7. The Chosen 8. Dying Star 9. New World Order 10. Ou[t]roboros
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