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STRYDEGOR to release “Isolacracy” on November 13

Germany’s melodic death metallers Strydegor have chosen Friday the 13th as the release date of their new album, “Isolacracy”. Set to be released in November via MDD, “Isolacracy” features the most incisive and lasting 11 tracks the band has ever made.

The album was produced by Oliver Carell/Blastbeat Productions and mastered by Lasse Lammert/LSD Studio Lübeck.

Links:
https://www.facebook.com/StrydegorOfficial
http://www.strydegor.com

Isabel de Sade: “Undivided from Desire” EP out now!

Italy’s Isabel de Sade debut EP “Undivided from Desire” is out now! Recorded at  Livio Boccioni’s The Convent Recording Studio, Isabel de Sade is described by themselves as «music to give food for thoughts, melancholic, to meditate and inspire about conflicts and love». Founded in 2016 by lead singer Marco and after some line-up changes, Isabel de Sade are now ready to show their music to the world. 

“Undivided from Desire” is available on Bandcamp, at this location:https://isabeldesade.bandcamp.com/album/undivided-from-desire

For fans of Tool, Deftones, The Contortionist, Novembre, Alcest, Les Discrets, Klimt 1918…

DORMANTH 1st single, cover art and tracklist revealed!

Legendary Spanish melodic death metallers DORMANTH have just revealed details of their upcoming 4th album, “Complete Downfall”, which will be released on December 15th, 2020 via Xtreem Music on CD.

DORMANTH were born in 1993 as one of the first melodic Death Metal bands in Spain, releasing their 1st demo “Sadness” in 1994 and their debut album “Valley of Dreams” in 1995, to later be dissolved for 20 years. The band eventually reunited in 2015 when they released a 2-track EP, followed by the sophomore album “Winter Comes” (2016), “IX Sins” (2018) and their latest mini-CD “Abyss” (2019). DORMANTH share two members with IN THOUSAND LAKES (vocalist and drummer).

“Complete Downfall” features 11 songs where the double bass drums, melodies and catchy choruses prevail in many of the songs along with other mid-tempo tunes, continuing with their traditional style of melodic Death Metal influenced by bands like PARADISE LOST, AMORPHIS, AMON AMARTH, IN FLAMES and INSOMNIUM.

Tracklist for “Complete Downfall” as follows:
 
01. Dreamcatcher
02. Fire
03. Tragicomic Day
04. Beyond the Gates
05. Odyssey in Time
06. The Origin
07. Dark Times For the God’s Creation
08. -273º K
09. Brainstorm
10. Crystal Bone
11. Bloody Scars

BLACK CAPRICORN announce new release details of “Solstice” EP

On Friday, October 2nd, D.H.U. Records will start pre-orders for the limited vinyl edition of Black Capricorn’s new release, “Solstice”. The new EP by the Italian psychedelic doomsters is a concept record concerning the winter and the summer solstice, featuring a double cover artwork with double coloured vinyl. Side A, here renamed “Summer Side”, will contain 3 tracks with rock and heavy fuzz sound-oriented music, while Side B will be renamed “Winter Side” and present 3 tracks with a gloomy and doomy approach.

Black Capricorn are irresistible for fans of Kyuss, Electric Wizard and Reverend Bizarre.

Tracklist:

Summer Side
1. Omen (march of the Arcadians)
2. Astrodestroyer
3. Sumerian summer

Winter Side
4. Three brides of Satan
5. Winterlude
6. Shadows in the moonlight

Links:
https://blackcapricorn.bandcamp.com/

Ana Argan List signs with Ground Media Group; Full EP now streaming on Black Metal Promotion

Swedish post-black metal project Ana Argan List has inked a deal with Finland’s Ground Media Group for the release of its debut self-titled EP, which will be available in physical format on November 1st, 2020. The EP is also available for full streaming at Black Metal Promotion Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UpnMksJXnz0

Ana Argan List was formed in early 2020 as the solo project of Edvin Johansson (Orngòth). The band delivers emotional, atmospheric and aggressive music, combining powerful chants with melancholic and wistful melodies to create epic atmospheric soundscapes of the northern landscapes. Johansson comments: «The project wasn’t intentional. It started from the anxiety and depression. I try to stay away from mundane citylife when I want to create. I look for inspiration in nature, like forest walks. There I can self reflect and get inspired, especially if it’s raining. Ana Argan List is a swedish proverb, that translates roughly to ”Creeping suspicion”, which I thought was perfect for the feeling I’m trying to portray.»

Ground Media Group’s founder Samuli adds: «When I heard these tracks in the first place I was sold right away. The title track tells everything. It’s full of emotion! The distant raw vocals, huge chants and the atmosphere reminds me of the legendary Summoning but done totally on his own way. The tracks are epic and give you a shiver. ”Siarens Misstag” doesn’t have any vocals, but it paints you nordic landscapes and huge emotions. Just pure perfection and I’m really happy and proud that we have signed a contract with Ana Argan List!»

Pre-orders for “Ana Argan List” are available here: https://groundmediagroup.bandcamp.com/album/ana-argan-list

The artwork was created by Sissela Lewitzki.

ACT OF CREATION publish new video for “Break New Ground”; New release details

German death metal unit Act Of Creation are back with “The Uncertain LIght”, the follow-up to their 2014 offering “Thion”, which is set to be released on October 16th via Black Sunset/MDD. 

This five-piece was previously known as E605, being among the veterans of the German death metal scene. They have now published a new video for the track “Break New Ground”, which you can watch below:

The drums for “The Uncertain Light” were recorded at the legendary Kohlekeller Studios, while the other parts were set up at Cursed Studios. Mix and mastering was done by Dennis Koehne (Sodom, Exhumer, Caliban, a.o.), while the impressive artwork was conceived by Timon Kokott.

You can preorder “The Uncertain Light” right here:

MDD Shop: http://mdd-records.de/actofcreation
AMAZON: https://amzn.to/3iEZxk0
BAND: https://shop.actofcreation.de/index.php

Links:
Website: https://www.actofcreation.de/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Actofcreation/

ISIULUSIONS publish new lyric video for “Seas Of Darkness”

Austrian black metallers ISIULUSIONS have published a new lyric video for the track “Seas Of Darkness”, which is taken off from the band’s debut album “I – Follow the Flow”, released earlier this month on MDD Records.

Watch the lyric video at this location:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HgXO7nTJ-P8

Musically, “I – Follow the Flow” offers a broad spectrum which may have its origins in black metal, but also gives room to classic heavy metal elements and atmospheric sounds.

Album DIGITAL
Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/5doLOFQtoxupO1Zhc7JAnZ?si
Apple: https://music.apple.com/de/album/i-follow-the-flow/1528579560
Deezer: https://www.deezer.com/de/album/168372292
AMZN: https://amzn.to/32iBrFL

Album CD ORDERS
MDD Shop: http://mdd-records.de/isiulusions
AMAZON: https://amzn.to/3inNasy
NAPALM: https://napalmrecords.com/deutsch/i-follow-the-flow-cd.html
SATURN: https://www.saturn.de/de/product/_isiulusions-i-follow-the-flow-heavy-metal-cd-2668704.html

Leicester metalcore band Alignments release debut EP “Mute Orator”

Leicester based five-piece Alignments bring the community, togetherness and of course the riffs, chugging and heaviness of the metalcore with their debut EP “Mute Orator”, now available on all streaming platforms.

With members hailing from England, Romania and Cyprus, Alignments are a truly multicultural band of brothers, creating a melting pot of musical influences and manifesting themselves with a modern metalcore sound that will instantly have you pulling an appreciative “metal gurn face” upon hearing them.

You can watch the video for the first single ‘Equanimity’ at this location: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WgVQHXqlIWk

For fans of Periphery, Polaris and Architects.

Links:
https://linktr.ee/Alignments?fbclid=IwAR2bqi4CNy1b9HYNdp9C-QMSjW3lLSuAv1OcoR8lKsqe0M3xpOwUBCkGOMQ

Devourer releases first video from upcoming album

Swedish/Russian black/death metallers Devourer are currently working on their fourth full-length and have now released the first single from the upcoming album.
 
The video, which you can watch below, was produced by the band using clips from David MLLR’s “Zed Aliz Zed” (Lucifer Gnosis Mantra).
 
Watch the video for “When Death Inherits the Earth” at this location: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=47WdasSFFew&feature=youtu.be
  
The band comments: «We started working on the new album last winter and now we are more than half-way to completing it. This time we’ve worked differently than on our earlier releases since our line-up doubled in 2019. From being only John Falk and Fredrik Håf we’ve now added Oksana Rage (Teodolit) on bass and Johan Vikholm (Sorcery) on guitar. Håf handles the vocals as usual and Falk the guitars, recording, mixing and mastering. Devourer is still an independent DIY band and evolves with every release. The new album will be our best by far, still remaining true to our signature sound but developing it further.»

Italy’s Isabel de Sade announce release details of new EP “Undivided from Desire”

Italian alternative metal four-piece Isabel de Sade have recently announced the release of their debut EP “Undivided from Desire”, which is set to be out on September 23rd, 2020. 

Describing themselves as «music to give food for thoughts, melancholic, to meditate and inspire about conflicts and love», the artwork shows a set of hands clasped between brambles, holding a Tuberosa flower, to enclose a distorted meaning between pleasure and suffering. 

Founded in 2016 by lead singer Marco and after some line-up changes, Isabel de Sade are now ready to show their music to the world.

For fans of Tool, Deftones, The Contortionist, Novembre, Alcest, Les Discrets, Klimt 1918…