Tuesday, July 7, 2020
Swedish power metal band Veonity have released a video for the song ‘Graced Or Damned’, taken from their new album ‘Sorrows’, out on August 21, 2020 on Scarlet Records. This is how the band commented: “The video pictures how different choices in life lead to different paths. Only at the end of the path is possible to see which choice led you there. When the choices you’ve made have taken you down a path of destruction, life will be filled with regrets.” ‘Sorrows’ was recorded and mixed by Ronny Milianowicz (Shadowquest, ex Dionysus) at Studio Seven and mastered by Tony Lindgren at Fascination Street Recording (Powerwolf, Dragonforce). The cover art design was made by Thomas Holmstrand, whom the band has worked with on the previous two albums. As a special bonus ‘Sorrows’ includes the featuring of the lead singer from Dragonland, Jonas Heidgert, on the track ‘Where Our Memories Used To Grow’. facebook.com/veonity/
This is Вольная Стая (Volnaya Staya) from Russia. Metal Archives shows the following discography: Стая (2007); Джекпот (2019). Check out their music that is posted on YouTube. facebook.com/volnayastayaofficial
Blood Etchings is black metal in Washington state. Check out their 2018 album below. facebook.com/bloodetchings
Bloodgood (1984-1994, 2002-present) is Christian metal in Washington state. Check out their video "Lamb of God" and their Facebook info below. facebook.com/bloodgoodband
Blood Atonement is black metal in the state of Washington (U.S.A.). Metal Archives* says the following people are the band: Margaret Pryor, John Devos and Matt Fields. Below is their 2018 Demo. *(keep in mind that Metal Archives may not have fully accurate information.)
Check out the new video for the song "We Are the Children" by Liliac. Below is some information about them. facebook.com/liliacband/
With roots in classic death and thrash metal, Montreal melodic death metallers Your Last Wish are darker, heavier, and have matured in their sound. Unleashing their latest concept album “Eradicate” this past February, the full length beautifully exploits post-apocalyptic themes. It is a bilingual album with songs in both English and French along with being composed and recorded entirely by guitarist David Gagné, while all lyrics were written by vocalist Roxana Bouchard. But behind every album, there's also a monster machine creating the blast beats and the explosion of fury that engages every metalheads headbanging. Today, the band is excited to focus on the man behind the kit, drummer extraordinaire, Blake Lemieux, and the pummeling assault of his playthrough for "Exile", a track with old school thrash influences that also introduces odd-time signatures. Lemieux comments: "With the talents of musicians that I work with it sure pushes me forward to become a better musician myself when I do these playthroughs. This one originally started off as a band video and then I thought why not make it a drum one too. So now there are two videos of the same song. I had as much fun making this video as I did recording it in the studio with Kevin Jardine (Uplift Productions, Slaves On Dope) along with Steve Vac, the guy who made the video and did an incredible job."
CONVULSE, one of the pioneers of the Finnish death metal scene and bright stars of the ’90's death n’ roll movement, have signed a deal with Transcending Records for the release of Deathstar, the legendary band's fifth full-length album. Deathstar features nine tracks that transcend the boundaries of standard death metal. Of course, this is nothing new for the trio, as many fans will fondly reflect on their unheralded gem Reflections (released in 1994 on Relapse Records). which at the time was about as unusual a death metal album as they come. Deathstar takes the same genre bending approach as Reflections and modernizes it. Transcending Records will release Deathstar on vinyl, CD and cassette formats on October 30. The album was recorded and mixed in analog, the way music was meant to be recorded, at JJ-studio. Artwork for Deathstar was created by Jan Yrlund, based on the painting Strangled by Minna Mead. Band photo and "The Summoning" video shot by Okko Sorma. facebook.com/Convulse
Italy’s From The Depth has just signed with Rockshots Records for the release of their second full-length album “Moments” hitting sales platforms around the world on August 28, 2020. Punchy and aggressive, fans who have been waiting since 2014’s EP “Perseverance”, are now rewarded with this 10 track album. “Moments” is a series of personal occasions in the band member’s lives that they are reliving through their music, from hard times to the anniversary of the band forming. In the band’s own words: “'Moments' is a way to celebrate relevant memories and episodes of everyday life while time passes by. Each aspect of the production has been taken care of with extreme attention to detail from song structure to the final master; nothing has been left to chance and we did our best to get out the most from each session during songwriting.” facebook.com/fromthedepthband/
Monday, July 6, 2020
Sunday, July 5, 2020
Check out some videos by the groove band Bagira (Багира) from Kazan, Republic of Tatarstan, Russia. Their latest video is for the song "Брат на брата." Below is their discography and biography. facebook.com/bagirarussia/
Check out a couple of videos by AnnaMaria (Philippines). They are a melodic death metal band. Go to their Facebook where they have some other links. It's not clear how much other music they have at this point. facebook.com/annamariadmofficial/
The black metal entity Inquisition (in Washington state, U.S.A.) has been working on the follow-up to the critically acclaimed Bloodshed Across the Empyrean Altar Beyond the Celestial Zenith (2016). On July 3rd, 2020 they posted the message: "Album information later this year."
Romelin is the third album by Metatron from El Salvador. They play traditional heavy metal. Romelin is available on Bandcamp.
Dor Fantasma is a thrash band from Angola. Check out their song "Visions of Suicide." Below is a translation of their biography. facebook.com/dorfantasmametal/
Saturday, July 4, 2020
The long-running groove band NONPOINT (est. 1997; Florida, U.S.) has some tips for Americans on this 4th of July. Hint: Don't want to be on the news as "that person" that had a fireworks accident! facebook.com/nonpointofficial/
Here are a few guitar versions of "The Star-Spangled Banner" on this U.S. Independence Day, commemorating the Declaration of Independence of the United States, on July 4, 1776: Jimi Hendrix, Slash, Nita Strauss, Steve Vai, Ted Nugent, Vernon Reid (Living Colour), and Metallica. Jimi Hendrix The Star Spangled Banner American Anthem Live at Woodstock 1969 Slash plays the National Anthem NITA STRAUSS NATIONAL ANTHEM LA KISS THE STAR SPANGLED BANNER HONDA CENTER 4/5/2014 Steve Vai - "Star Spangled Banner" Ted Nugent Plays Awesome Star Spangled Banner Vernon Reid "The Star Spangled Banner" & "Sunshine of your Love" Metallica Performs National Anthem Before Finals Game 5
Underground cult gore Death / Grinders PUTRID OFFAL have unleashed "Heaven's Door", the second single from new album "Sicknesses Obsessions" due out Sep.11 on CD & Vinyl via XENOKORP.
Australian Death Grinders SENSORY AMUSIA to Release 'Bereavement' in August on Lacerated Enemy Records
Perth (AU) - Australian Death Grinders SENSORY AMUSIA will release new EP Bereavement August 20 on Lacerated Enemy Records. Decibel has premiered the EP's first single, "Death," which features a guest appearance from The Amenta vocalist Cain Cressell. Stream it below! SENSORY AMUSIA represent the vanguard of heavy music for the modern era. The style is one of supreme chaotic death metal with elements of hardcore and grind. Razor guitar riffs, insane blast beats and violent vocals unleash an onslaught of misery and devastation. With influences from Benighted, Aborted and Dying Fetus, SENSORY AMUSIA's complex and grooving death jams are just the tip of the iceberg for this 3-piece monstrosity.
Friday, July 3, 2020
Veteran heavy metal band CRYSTAL VIPER today premiered a quarantine version of "Still Alive." They announced: "Dear Friends! All our recent live shows got canceled, so we decided to work on new music, and in the meantime - give you something extra. Here's the new "lockdown" version of "STILL ALIVE", with all tracks recorded at our homes. This also is the very first Crystal Viper recording with 3 guitarists!" facebook.com/crystalviperofficial/
Thursday, July 2, 2020
Flagitious Idiosyncrasy in the Dilapidation is a long-running grind band from Japan. They began in 2001, according to Metal Archives. Grind fans, check out their music. Here are some of their recordings, beginning with a YouTube video of the band performing live. facebook.com/Flagitious.Idiosyncrasy.in.the.Dilapidation/
Legendary American guitarist Greg Howe has announced a YouTube class that he will be doing. This is the announcement: "GREG HOWE LIVE MASTERCLASS! Greg Howe will be performing a live Masterclass on the Kiesel Guitars YouTube channel, Thursday, July 16th. The Masterclass will go live at 3PM PST / 6PM EST. Don’t miss this opportunity to see Greg Howe jam out to some of his classic tunes, discuss his playing, take part in a Q&A session and much, much more." In other news, as has happened with so many other artists' tours, Greg Howe will be back touring in 2021: "Due to the global uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19, the Greg Howe North American tour has been postponed and rescheduled to next year in 2021. PLEASE HOLD ON TO YOUR TICKETS FOR THE RESCHEDULED DATES IN 2021." His career spans decades, going back to the 1980s (at least), Greg Howe has covered various styles of music, as you will see by some of the YouTube videos below. facebook.com/greghoweguitar/
Long-running thrashers Holy Moses (1980; Germany) posted a quarantine version of the song "Panic." Below is the video for said song, a concert, and their 2014 album Redefined Mayhem. Holy Moses has a long history, and more than ten albums. See their official biography below. facebook.com/official.holy.moses/