Ultraje is a magazine that pays attention to the big names but it's also very dedicated to the underground. Thus, in this second half of 2017 it was decided that it is time to continue writing about music but also to release it, and Portugal's Hoofmark is Ultraje’s first release as a record label.
Originally released in November digitally and on cassette, "Stoic Winds" will now have a CD release on December 8th, 2017.
Hailing from Lisbon, Nuno Ramos knows no boundaries or labeling, and it is also due to its conceptual risk that Hoofmark deserves a physical version that will stand on the collectors' shelves.
If tracks like "Amongst a Sea of Darkness", "Stoic Winds" and "From the Foot of God's Throne" are influenced by the archaic eras of black metal, with Bathory and Mayhem at their head, the track "Dust Trails" elaborates a sound that approaches the americana and country genres with dissonances and rawness to the full, showing that the artist does not go with trends but with soul. And if with "Dust Trails Blazing" we are caught up in a doom raid, then this won’t be a shock.
More details will be revealed soon.
«Hoofmark navigates through lo-fi waters and, in addition to other predicates, its black/punk + country blend is the great attraction of "Stoic Winds". There are nine tracks and about 50 minutes of unconventional and unlabeled sound. Forget about black metal-related commonplaces and enjoy this meal that has ingredients as important and seminal as Bathory, NWOBHM, old-Sepultura, Johnny Cash, among other striking references.» (Review on Ultraje, in November 2016, by Rui Vieira)
Earlier this week, two more international drummers were announced for the upcoming DEMONSTEALER release - Krimh of SEPTICFLESH, ex-DECAPITATED and Romain of BENIGHTED, NECROPHAGIST. This is by far the most ambitious lineup for any release here in the sub-continent. Talking about the new material, Romain said -
"Sahil (aka DEMONSTEALER) sent me his new song without any drums, and first listen, I already had many ideas in my head!! That's always a good sign, this is inspiring stuff, I'm looking forward to this collaboration!"
Prior to this, two other drummers namely Kevin Paradis and David Diepold were announced who also have the honour of playing with the mighty BENIGHTED. This unique strategy goes hand-in-hand with the ongoing crowdfunding campaign which has now reached 85% of the target.
So with four drummers playing on different songs each, expectations are high as to how much of their individual styles will rub off on DEMONSTEALER's music, which is predominantly death metal. The new material is said to be much faster and heavier, and the samples that are posted by Sahil on the official page sound very promising indeed.
DEMONSTEALER is the solo project of Sahil Makhija who is the founding member of one of India's biggest bands, DEMONIC RESURRECTION. He dons multiple roles and the music too is completely in his own vision with ample experimentation and collaborations. The previous DEMONSTEALER album received much praise and saw the release of several official videos in its support. The new album is said to be more death metal and with a number of exemplary musicians slated to be a part of it, it's highly anticipated around the world.
DEMONSTEALER have also recruited the services of renowned Indian artist Reuben Bhattacharya (Visual Amnesia), who did the breathtaking artwork of the latest DEMONIC RESURRECTION album.
Hailing from Finland, Wolfshead's style is pure old school heavy metal, heavy guitar riffs, growling bass, pounding drums with bluesy, leather-lunged whisky-scented vocals on top. Taking their main influences from such acts as Black Sabbath, Motörhead, Venom and the whole NWOBHM movement, Wolfshead manages to combine almost everything from heavy rock music from between 1967 and 1985 to their own unique blend. They write songs about lycanthropy, living deads, witch hunts, Cthulhu Mythos and of course, heavy metal itself.
The name of their debut album is "Leaden", meaning heavy. And that is what it is. It could have been called "This is heavy metal". LEADEN will be released on physical support and digital download/streaming next OCTOBER 27, 2017 via ROCKSHOTS RECORDS.
News/nyheterPosted by Hallowed nyheter 2017-09-10 20:43 TRAUMA’s debut “Comedy Is Over” will be re-relased on 22nd of September 2017 by Deformeathing Production. The original tapes, recorded at S.L. Studio, have been carefully remastered by Piotr Gruenpeter from Satanic Audio, brand new layout has been created by Archart Studio. The rerelease also features a bonus track.
The „Comedy Is Over” is undoubtedly a milestone for Polish Death Metal scene. Released in 1996, it was way ahead of its time by its musical visionary, compositional bravery and, despite a debut, maturity in arrangements as well as uncommon lyrics.
The album received plenty of good words, being reviewed by the biggest magazines worldwide. But the issue was that it couldn’t be bought anywhere for more than 15 years… until now.
Read Mister’s comments on the case: „Listening to these songs after all these years I felt like I was watching a family album and I have to admit it brought a tear to eye. I saw how the time had changed us, how it had brought the experience and had been giving us the freedom in creating our own musical space. Suddenly all the memories were back, I could feel the climate, the emotions that had been driving us, and all the musical inspirations that had defined TRAUMA. It’s all engraved on the „Comedy Is Over” music and has a very sentimental value for me. It tastes like wine after 20 years – it has a clear aroma, temper and strength. In my personal opinion, the album still sounds very honest and up-to-date. So, I guess I have no other option but to wish you TRAUMATIC experiences after feeding your ears with the remastered „Comedy Is Over””
News/nyheterPosted by Hallowed nyheter 2017-09-10 20:37 Sleep On It has announced the upcoming release of their highly-anticipated debut full-length “Overexposed” on November 3rd via Rude Records (Equal Vision in North America). The album was produced by Seth Henderson (Knuckle Puck, Real Friends) with additional production from Derek DiScanio of State Champs. On the upcoming album and new song the band says “We started writing ‘Overexposed’ before our last EP was released. We wanted to write a cohesive record that ebbed and flowed; we wanted it to tell a story. There’s a level of inherent fear and anxiety that accompanies the pursuit of whatever fills us with passion. We sacrifice the refuge of convention and make ourselves vulnerable in the process. We let go of and grew apart from, people in our lives for one reason or another. We also learned to hold on to the ones worth fighting for. “Distant” deals with that fear and anxiety of letting anyone close to us, while learning how to trust through our own self-aware vulnerability. We completely poured ourselves into this record and we can’t wait to share it with you. Thank you”.
Golden Antenna Records is really proud to announce the release ofAlways Nightlimited 12"/CD /Digital by Fotocrime for November 3, 2017!
Fotocrime is the new group led by R. Pattern (aka Ryan Patterson, formerly of Coliseum) and including Nick Thieneman (also of Young Widows, guitar) and Shelley Anderson (bass). After over a decade as the singer-guitarist of post-hardcore trio Coliseum, Pattern forged ahead on his own with a new vision, sound, and moniker: Fotocrime. Backed by danceable, battle hymn drum machines and layered synths, Fotocrime brings a monochrome clarity to its electronic- meets-organic post-punk with driving bass, single-note guitar work, and Pattern’s unmistakable drawl. The new 12" features three new songs and a remix by Ben Chisholm of Chelsea Wolfe as well as two tracks from the limited edition, self-releasedAlways Hell 7". Produced and recorded by J. Robbins. Always Night is a menagerie of trenching musical interplay and synth- driven melodies, all preaching in a darkness that is both inescapable and spellbinding. Forging a connection between the shadows of the under- belly of the mid-century American Dream, the ghostly corners of post-war Europe, and the present moment, Fotocrime breathes new life into Cold War paranoia, modern-day malaise and smoky noir.
News/nyheterPosted by Hallowed nyheter 2017-09-03 10:51 Swedish heavy metal band LION'S SHARE has been rejoined by co-founder and original keyboardist Kay Backlund for its latest single, "The Lion's Trial". The track is the follow-up to "Another Desire", which was released in June and marked the group's first new music since 2009's "Dark Hours" album.
"I've been working with Kay on a couple of albums I've produced the last couple of years, so when we needed keyboards on 'The Lion's Trial', he was the natural choice," LION'S SHARE guitarist Lars Chriss says. "I'm sure it's pretty cool for our fans as well that we have three-fifths of the debut album lineup together again on this track." More than twenty new LION'S SHARE songs have been written and about half of them have been partially recorded, with original member Andy Loos handling the bass duties on the first batch of tracks. The plan is to release a couple of lyric videos — one at a time — a few months apart, and to take it from there, depending on the response from fans.
LION'S SHARE lead singer Nils Patrik Johansson says: "Lars and I agree that at this point it feels the most natural to keep LION'S SHARE as a duo, with friends helping out wherever needed."
Rockshots Records is more than excited to announce the addition of the prog/power metal band NOTURNALL to the Label Roster!
Formed by very known and established musicians, the brazilian combo consists of Thiago Bianchi (Vocals), Fernando Quesada (Bass), Léo Mancini (Guitars) former members of SHAMAN, Juninho Carelli(Keyboards) and drummer Aquiles Priester(ex-ANGRA) come back with the third album "9" (NINE). An album that brings back the roots of the bands´ members (Angra /Shaman), but with a heavier and more modern vocal and instrumental lines. "9" is a collection of the best moments from the members´ old bands, and what stood out from the previous albums of Noturnall.
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