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GRID – “Livsleda”

GRID – “Livsleda”
Selfmadegod Records
CD | DIGITAL
Grindcore from Sweden

Hailing from the northern landscapes of Sweden, GRID were established in 2014 by Frongo, Andreas and Wilke. With the initial goal set to annoy Umea’s hardcore elite, it didn’t take long for the band to find a refined sound. Now a duo, GRID lyrically evolved to a more melodic kind of grindcore with misanthropical lyrics, faster D-Beats and harder blast beats. They have played OEF in 2016, a Southeast Asia tour in 2017 and a Nordic tour the year after. GRID have now returned to their classical three-piece formation with the addition of Kaka in order to write their new album “Livsleda”.

Links:

https://facebook.com/gridgrindcore
https://instagram.com/gridgrindcore
https://gridumea.bandcamp.com/

Sun Eater – “Light Devoured”

Sun Eater – “Light Devoured”
Miasma Records / Vomit Your Shirt
DIGITAL | CD
Release date: 26/08/2020

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/suneaterdeathmetal/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/suneaterdeathmetal

Sun Eater is a French Brutal Death Metal one-man studio project. A face-melting musical entity with tech vibes in the vein of Aborted, Kronos and The Faceless.

The project was created during the summer of 2019 by Clément Dellis (who also plays bass in Embrace Your Punishment).

What was initially a challenge to see if he could write an EP in a short period of time, turned into the spawning of a serious studio project with the ambition of releasing the most professional music possible at his level.

The name «Sun Eater», and the lyrical concept enfolding the debut EP «Light Devoured», are heavily linked to the perception of C.’s past depression. This theme is developed through a simple metaphor: an unknown entity appears and devours the light of the sun, thus rendering lifeless the whole system reliant on this life source.

The lyrics on “Light Devoured” depict the ruination of a world reliant on sunlight, both on a physical and spiritual level, when an unknow entity – the “Sun Eater”, appears from nothingness to devour the life source of their realm.

Links:

Miasma Records:
https://www.miasmarecords.com
https://www.facebook.com/miasmarecords
https://www.instagram.com/miasmarecords
https://twitter.com/miasmarecords
https://miasmarecords.bandcamp.com

Vomit Your Shirt:
https://vomityourshirt.com
https://www.facebook.com/vomityourshirt
https://www.instagram.com/vomityourshirt
https://vomityourshirt.bandcamp.com

Reternity – “A Test Of Shadows”

Reternity – “A Test Of Shadows”
Black Sunset
CD | DIGITAL
Melodic Metal from Germany

Just one year after the release of “Facing the Demon” in the Summer of 2019 and several successful club shows and festivals, the creative duo consisting of Stefan Zörner / Carsten Sauter present “A Test of Shadows”, a worthy and stronger successor in every way!

Completed by Oskar Schmidt, Suat Gören and Dieter Schenk, the line-up has been strengthened to make of RETERNITY a live band and a constant presence in the studio. On “A Test Of Shadows”, the band played out their strengths such as the multifaceted songwriting, packed in compact songs without unnecessary lengths, the melodic and expressive vocals of Zörner, as well as the powerful and original riffs of Sauter. With a musical spectrum ranging from homages to the Speed and Thrash scene of the blissful 80s to heavy and danceable mid-tempo hymns and neck-breakers, you can also find an impressive half-ballad (“A Grave Called Home”) and the intimate piano number “Stranded” (which was created in collaboration with the jazz musician Aljoscha Crema).

A Test Of Shadows” was produced in cooperation with Jonas Kümmerle (Analog Mixing Studio), who once again proves his talent on the sound of this five-piece and ensured a powerful and modern production. Together with the band, he created an album that should quickly grow on the heart of every friend of melodic, varied metal.

Links:

https://www.facebook.com/reternityband
MDD Shop: http://mdd-records.de/reternity
Amazon: https://amzn.to/32rWdC1

MAAHES – “Reincarnation”

MAAHES – “Reincarnation”
MDD Records
CD | DIGITAL
Black Metal from Germany

A stone chamber. The smell of mould, sand and age. Darkness, torches, fading artwork on the walls. Steps lead deeper into the stone. 3000 km away from the Valley of the Kings, in 2015 a band has set the task to merge the atmosphere of ancient Egypt into classic black metal. Under the banner of the lion-headed god MAAHES (the lord of darkness, winds and slaughter) they stepped out of the catacombs to offer “Reincarnation”, a conceptual album where the main character escapes from the captivity of the ancient Egyptian underworld and resurrects successfully at the end.

With this album, Maahes fight their way through a quarter of a century of extreme music history, gathering influences from classic albums such as “Storm of the Light’s Bane”, “Deathcult Armageddon”, “At the Heart of Winter” or “God Hates Us All”, with the band invading the Death Metal and Heavy Metal realms in order to create its ideas without any barriers.

“Reincarnation” was produced in 2018 and was recorded in different studios, including Studio Wustrack (a.o. Vroudenspil). Drum recordings, mix and mastering took place under the direction of Florian Dammasch at “Nightside Audio” in Solingen (a.o. Eïs, Ash Of Ashes). The debut is completed by the artwork of Brazilian artist Caio Caldas/Cadiesart (Dragonforce, Doro, a.o.).

Links:

https://www.maahes.dehttps://www.facebook.com/MaahesOfficial/

MDD Shop: http://mdd-records.de/maahes
AMAZON: https://amzn.to/2Q8bO3C

Nuclear Warfare – “Lobotomy”

Nuclear Warfare – “Lobotomy”
MDD Records
DIGITAL | CD
Release date: 28/08/2020

South German thrashers NUCLEAR WARFARE are celebrating their 18th anniversary as a band and their sixth album “Lobotomy” is the band’s gift to all the fans who have been supporting them along the years. Faithful to the Thrash Metal of the 80s, you’ll find nine songs where your neck muscles are once again to be tortured until the cervical vertebrae cracks. “Lobotomy” offers a merciless homage to the German Thrash Metal heroes of the 80s mixed with Bay Area influences, with the band managing to add their own stamp on the end result.

“Lobotomy” was recorded at the Oversonic Studio in São José dos Campos (Brazil) under the direction of Friggi Mad Beats and mastered by Neto Grous/ Absolute Master in Capivari. In contrast to its predecessor “Empowered by Hate”, “Lobotomy” has become much more guitar-oriented.

The artwork was created by Brazilian graphic and tattoo artist Edu Nascimentto. “Lobotomy” is a “must have” for every fan of thrashmetal sounds!

Links:

https://www.facebook.com/ThrashMetalTank

KNEEL – “Ailment”

KNEEL – “Ailment”
Raging Planet and Planet K Records
CD | DIGITAL
Math/Thrash/Hardcore from Portugal

KNEEL is the solo project of multi-instrumentalist Pedro Mau, former member of Kneeldown and Wells Valley, which kicked off in 2011. Containing elements of thrash, technical death, math metal and hardcore, Kneel’s genre-defying compositions can be characterized by the use of dynamic guitar riffs, dissonant chords, aggressive paces, harsh and heavy vocals, loud and challenging song structures with no formulas, no lame choruses or catchy tunes. Filipe Correia (Wells Valley / Concealment) was a special guest on the project, leading all lyrical and vocal duties.

Links:
https://www.facebook.com/seekinsideyourself/
https://www.instagram.com/kneel_pshc/

Oblivion Beach – “Cold River Spell”

Oblivion Beach – “Cold River Spell”
Schwarzdorn Production
CD | DIGITAL 
Doom Rock Metal from Finland

Doomy vibes and dreamy voices from the beach of the lost and the fallen!

OBLIVION BEACH were built on the frozen ashes of Finnish metal act VUOLLA in 2018. The band stands as a five-piece unit that calls upon the forces of heavy riffs and sirens of melancholy. Beautiful female voices floating upon the heavy waves of distortion is the sound of the beach.

The band’s debut album “Cold River Spell” will be released by Schwarzdorn Production on 16.10.2020. Inspired by the cold black winter of Northern Finland and the starry window to the sky, “Cold River Spell” takes the listener deep into the forest that grows thick and dark inside us all.

Releases:
“The Dive” (digital single, 08/2018, Schwarzdorn Production)
“Elektrik Forest” (digital single+music video, 04/2020, Schwarzdorn Production)
“Teachings Outside the Garden” (digital single+music video, 08/2020, Schwarzdorn Production)

Links:

Oblivion Beach Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/oblivionbeachmusic/ 
Oblivion Beach Instagram:
https://www.instagram.com/oblivionbeach/
Bandcamp: 
https://schwarzdornproduction.bandcamp.com/
Schwarzdorn Production:
http://www.schwarzdorn.de
Schwarzdorn Production Facebook: 
https://www.facebook.com/schwarzdornproduction/
Schwarzdorn Production Twitter: 
https://twitter.com/schwarzdornprod Schwarzdorn 
Production SoundCloud:
https://soundcloud.com/schwarzdorn Schwarzdorn 
Production YouTube:
https://www.youtube.com/user/schwarzdor

Khaos Labyrinth – “The Cold Universe”

Khaos Labyrinth – “The Cold Universe”
Self-Relased
DIGITAL | CD
Release date: 1/1/2019

“The Cold Universe” is the sophomore album by Russia’s Khaos Labyrinth. Released in the very beginning of 2019, this is a tale of cosmos, nature, human existence and atheism.

Instrumental part was recorded during july 2017 in Hertz Studio (Bialystok, Poland)
Vocals was recorded during october-november 2017 in Mars Records (Moscow, Rusland)
Mixed and mastered during february-june 2018 by Slawek And Wojtek Wieslawski in Hertz Studio (Bialystok, Poland)

Art by SKVLD and DAEONEO

Sessions:
Eugeny Loboda – Drums

Music and lyrics by SKVLD (All, except 1,3,6,7)
Music and lyrics by BEORN (1,6,7; also all guitar solos on this album)
Music and lyrics By WATCHER (3)

Links:
https://www.facebook.com/khaoslabyrinth
https://khaoslabyrinth.bandcamp.com/
https://www.youtube.com/user/KhaosLabyrinth
https://www.instagram.com/the_true_khaos/
https://vk.com/khaoslabyrinthofficial

Blood Red Fog – “Fields of Sorrow

Blood Red Fog – “Fields of Sorrow”
Deviant Records
DIGITAL | CD
Black Metal from Finland

As the fog rises the rivers of blood will burst their banks, and the world will drown in their own decline. With each release in more than 15 years of activity  BLOOD RED FOG more and more cemented their status as constantly fascinating, ever genuine force of darkness that nourishes itself from the eternal  black flame. The band’s fifth album “Fields of Sorrow” is yet another, maybe their most impressive evidence of how excellent these men connect skillful songwriting  and a state of being deeply lost in a possessed, trancelike state of creativity. Over the course of more than 50 minutes each of these five heavily grievous songs,  framed by intro and outro as well as pierced by a psychedelic intermezzo, breathes manifold moments of cold majesty and contagious gloominess, confidence and profoundness, obscurity and passion, shadows, misery and pain.Digipack CDLimmited to 500 copiesMastered at Trollhouse Audio http://www.trollhouseaudio.com/

Links:
www.deviant-records.de
https://soldeviantrecords.bandcamp.com/
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3AO5RPiV18On1KNXT45t1g
https://bloodredfog.bandcamp.com/

Fixion – “Encrucijada”

Fixion – “Encrucijada”
Self-Released
DIGITAL | CD
Release date: 21/05/2020

FIXION debuted live in June 2002 and it was created by Daniel César (former bassist of Los Traidores), voice, guitar, keyboards and Production. The style of the band is quite personal, although it can be framed within the “Alternative Metal”, or also “Gothic Metal”, being a fusion of various influences, such as Rock, Metal, Electronic, Post-Punk and Classical Music.


FIXION’s discography includes four studio albums: “En la Oscuridad” (2009), “Paraiso” (2014), “El Principio del Caos” (2018) and “Encrucijada” (2019), and two live: “Fugaz – Samples en vivo” (2012) and” Aeternam “(2016). All of his albums except the last one were nominated for “Best Metal and Hard Rock Album” and “Aeternam” for “Best Music DVD” at the Uruguay Graffiti Awards (similar to the Grammys).
As highlights of the trajectory we can mention the five international shows along with Sirenia (twice), Lacrimosa, The 69 Eyes and The Sisters Of Mercy, three of them performed in Buenos Aires, Argentina.


In September 2016 they toured Spain, performing in Madrid, Barcelona and two dates in Gran Canaria, one of them “Winds Of Rock Fest” being the head of the cartel. This tour had the support of Ibermúsicas, Agadu, Sudei, MEC and FONAM and received good reviews from the press and public.
 

Links:

https://www.facebook.com/FixionOficial/  
https://twitter.com/FIXION_tw  
https://www.instagram.com/fixion_oficial/  
http://www.youtube.com/c/FixionVideos

Aeons Confer – “Zero Elysium”

Aeons Confer – “Zero Elysium”
Self-Released
DIGITAL | CD | LP
Release date: 29/11/2019

With their new epic science-fiction based album, AEONS CONFER lets huge celestial bodies, driven by the dark twin star of the sun, penetrate deep into the planet’s surface. Following the dystopian concept album SYMPHONIES OF SATURNUS, the metal band from Hamburg, Germany, founded by brothers Nils and Simon Wrobel, breaks through like a wave of numerous gigantic asteroids on a catastrophic course of destruction with ZERO ELYSIUM.

The completely self-produced album by Simon Wrobel, in which a protagonist encounters a special scientific phenomenon with which he wants to save earth from a superior force from space, combines fast, technical guitar riffs at the highest level, brute blast and double bass attacks, orchestral passages and icy industrial fragments, as well as bloodcurdling aggressive shouting and clear, melodious singing. As with SYMPHONIES OF SATURNUS, AEONS CONFER uses sci-fi elements as well as a futuristic soundscape as an essential part of the lyrics.

The ones who have witnessed the live force of AEONS CONFER on festivals like Summerbreeze (DE), Tuska (FI), Metaldays (SVN) as well as with countless club gigs, will be looking forward to the energetic live performance of ZERO ELYSIUM. AEONS CONFER is exemplary for aggressive sci-fi orotundity on stage just as on record, which not only fans of extreme metal styles will be overwhelmed by.

Links:
https://de-de.facebook.com/AeonsConfer
https://www.instagram.com/aeonsconfer
https://www.youtube.com/AeonsConferChannel