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Scarlet Desire – “Cry For Your Name”

Scarlet Desire – “Cry For Your Name”
Self-Released
DIGITAL | CD
Release date: 06/12/2019

Scarlet Desire is a Finnish-Greek symphonic metal band founded by Esa Mikkola and Danae Komodromou in London, UK.

Danae, having studied piano and opera singing for more than 19 years, is an educated classical soprano and a great composer. She has a Bachelor’s Degree from Music at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance in London, having started to compose baroque and classical music at the age of 11.

Later she started to write symphonic metal and connected with Esa, who has been playing guitar, keyboards and drums for 26 years. He has played in many metal bands, wrote a lot of metal music, studying and working with sound engineering, producing, mixing and mastering. This combination led to the release of the first single “Cry For Your Name” in 6.12.2019 and will follow-up with other releases in 2020.

Links:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCMHng8a-3L_q-F3PTym12A
https://twitter.com/ScarletDesire1
https://www.facebook.com/ScarletDesireMusic
https://open.spotify.com/artist/6bCSEXl87NgPd0OEbyOFha?si=F4PCOPBuQsCrTU4N2vNLRQ

INCINERATED – “Stellar Abomination”

INCINERATED – “Stellar Abomination”​
BlackSeed Productions
DIGITAL | CD | LP
Death Metal from Indonisia

INCINERATED were formed in 2014 by YF and R. After many low-quality rehearsals, mostly covering classic Death and Black metal songs, they decided to incorporate new members between 2015-2016 to furnish this devil’s work as a five-piece band. Five as one devoted to Death!

They released their first “Demo MMXVI” in October 2016, and one year later, their debut EP “Enshrine in Chaos” was published by UK based label Cavernous Records in CD format. This EP included 5 assaults of raging blackened Metal of Death. Even if some labels showed interest in the band due to the great acceptance of the EP, they continue working hard by their own, writing new songs for their full-length debut album. As Spanish philosopher Jose Ortega y Gasset wrote on “The Revolt of The Masses”, ‘the man with disciplined life is the man of excellence and not the common man who lives in essential servitude’.

After a hard and disciplined work, INCINERATED recorded their first full-length during the second half of 2019. The band approached BlackSeed Productions at the beginning of 2020 for the release of “Stellar Abomination” and the deal was immediately signed in blood. After a delay caused by the holy pandemic, the album is being released in LP and CD at September 1st. With this album, the band brings us to the total Chaos, Death and Destruction, or with other words ‘if you want a picture of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face – for ever’ (George Orwell).

Links:
https://www.facebook.com/INCINERATEDEATH/

HORRIPILANT – “Embrace The Obsession”

HORRIPILANT – “Embrace The Obsession”
BlackSeed Productions
DIGITAL | CD | LP
Evil Death Metal from Spain

Coming from the hot and sunny Mediterranean coast of Valencia (Spain), this horripilant trio was formed in 2017 with the goal of crafting Death Metal under their own will, without paying attention to any of the current underground/mass media ‘trends’ or what nowadays is referred as ‘cult’. Horripilant delivers ‘Evil Death Metal’ rooted in the late 80s and early 90s style with a critical vision regarding what this genre was and must be. “Embrace The Obsession” features four tracks of Death Metal transformed into an obsessive paranoia inside the walls of Life, Death, Will and Satan, keeping the blood of the listener embraced during twenty minutes of devilish chastisement, monochrome ecstasy and miserable enchantment. Evil Death Metal, that’s what it is.

Recorded at Novoestudios (Valencia), and mixed and sound engineered by Facundo, “Embrace The Obsession” will be released on September 1st, 2020 via BlackSeed Productions, on 12” Black Vinyl and CD. A tape version of this record will also be released by Italy’s Unholy Domain Records. ‘It is the critical spirit which is the devil, and gives rise to the appearance of evil’. (A.Crowley)

Links:
https://horripilantofficial.bandcamp.com/

Among Phantoms – “Memories/Catastrophes”

Among Phantoms – “Memories/Catastrophes”
DiGiDi
DIGITAL
Metallic Hardcore from Denmark

Assembled in 2016 By Lars Raun Petersen (LEVIATHANS OCEAN), Rene Holmboe (ex- BERSÆRK) and then-guitarist Marrtin Rylander, Aarhus saw a new player on the local music scene. The newly formed band eyed hardcore punk and two-step as the center of their musical vision, albeit with a strong focus on melody and big, catchy choruses. Later in 2017 Mads Trebbien (EIGENGRAU, MISOPHONIA, PUPPET ARMS) and James Amstutz joined the band on guitar and bass respectively. The newly completed lineup started writing tracks, drawing inspiration from diverse acts such as Dillinger Escape Plan, Burst, Refused, He Is Legend, Periphery and the like.
Among Phantoms recorded a self-titled EP in 2018, released this in conjunction with a video for the lead track “Breaking Point”. The EP received critical acclaim and a raid on bar, club and festival stages near and far soon followed, including a warm-up spot for melodic death metal mainstays, Aphyxion. After pummeling live audiences with equal amounts of swing and aggression, the band once again focused their attention on songwriting and commenced planning their debut album for release in Spring 2020.
In Summer 2019 the band entered Finland Studio to lay down drums with producer Mads Trebbien. Deciding to draw on the readily available “in-house” production skills of guitarist Mads Trebbien, the band proceeded to track vocals, guitars and bass at his home studio. A single release and lyric video – “Breathe You In” – was released in the fall of 2019 as an early warning shot of the new material yet to come.
During recording Marrtin Rylander chose to leave Among Phantoms and the band was left as a four-piece while finishing up the album. Originally a guitarist, James Amstutz filled the vacant spot and the band tapped local bass player Anders S. Mikkelsen (WRATH OF BELIAL, DEATH COMES PALE) to fill in on low end duties. With a fresh set of ears in their arsenal and once again a solid five-piece, the band eyed album completion with a projected release for spring 2020, only to see the global Covid-19 pandemic push back the release until fall 2020.
Andreas Linnemann was chosen to master the final product – an album featuring seven tracks written, recorded and mixed by the band with Mads Trebbien controlling the knobs and sliders. The cohesive end-product delivers a mixture of easy-listening ballads, fierce, aggressive two-step bangers, thunderous, grooving head-bobbers, as well as the occasional odd-meter riff to keep even the most experienced rhythm- conscious mosher on their toes.

Links:
https://www.facebook.com/amongphantoms
https://vimeo.com/amongphantoms
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1BPA3eqVvD-DEDK39L7FYA
https://amongphantomsofficial.bandcamp.com/
https://www.instagram.com/amongphantoms/

SICK SOCIETY – “URNØ1”

SICK SOCIETY – “URNØ1”
Self-Released
DIGITAL | CD
Primitive Metal from Italy

From the bowels of city turmoil, tired of decadent and mediocre humanity governed by false values, money and power, old-school thrashers Sick Society think it’s time to get out from their offices and bring people their original PRIMITIVE METAL. Their new album “URNØ1” is set to be self-released on October 30th, 2020.

Links:
www.sicksociety.band
https://www.facebook.com/sick.society.band/

Invading Chapel – “Ghostly Rock Season”

Invading Chapel – “Ghostly Rock Season”
Self-Released
DIGITAL
Gothic Metal / Gothic Rock from France

Founded in 1996 by Loïc Malassagne near Pau, France, Invading Chapel is a gothic rock & metal project which had their share of highlights in the late 90s.

The band now returns with “Ghostly Rock Season”, an exhilarating and satisfyingly slab of gothic music driven by a raw atmosphere.

“Ghostly Rock Season” was written, performed and recorded by Loïc Malassagne (All vocals & instruments) at Pleine Lune Studio except drums by Jim D and mastering by Pierre Houllier at Roots Notes Studio.

Links:
www.invadingchapel.bandcamp.com/
www.facebook.com/invadingchapel/

Counting Hours – “The Will”

Counting Hours – “The Will”​
The Vinyl Division
DIGITAL | CD | LP
Depressive Dark Rock from Finland

Finland’s Counting Hours have inked a deal with The Vinyl Division to release their debut full-length “The Will” on October 23rd, 2020 on Black and Red Vinyl, and on 6-panel Digipak as well.

Choosing the term “depressive dark rock” to describe themselves doesn’t do Counting Hours enough justice as the debut album from this Finnish five-piece not only links their sound to game-changing acts such as Katatonia, Paradise Lost and October Tide but succeeds on evoking the lost feeling of the 90s dark and gothic music scene, mainly because part of what you get to hear on their fresh and intriguing 2018 demo was written during that era, embodying the original atmosphere and vulnerability only a band from those times could materialize.

Now, and in order to successfully explore this territory, Counting Hours have tightened the screws with the aid of Jussi Hämäläinen (Hanging Garden, The Chant, Mercury Circle), who handled production and mixing duties, and Jaime Gomez Arellano, a producer well-versed in their brand of dark music and known for his work with Paradise Lost and Primordial, who took care of the mastering process, to offer their debut album “The Will”, a truly exciting combination of varying elements brimming with dark-stained riffs and the melancholy yet powerful vocals of The Chant’s Ilpo Paasela.

Counting Hours were founded by guitarist Jarno Salomaa (Shape Of Despair, ex-Rapture) and vocalist Ilpo Paasela (The Chant), and later completed by Tomi Ullgren (Shape of Despair, Impaled Nazarene) on guitars, Sameli Köykkä (ex-Colosseum) on drums and Markus Forsström (The Chant) on bass.

Salomaa comments on the debut full-length: «When we first started with Counting Hours, I basically went to our rehearsal room with Ilpo and had some beers along to record some vocals on the demo stuff I had made. Basically, nothing else besides creating music from the grounds I had made for Rapture back in early 2000. But anyway… Beer, good ideas (or damn bad ones) with a touch of Finnish-sweet melancholy combined with depressive music did hit us at last. After a while rehearsing and just a couple of shows, there was this very clear vision of continuing this path but definitely without any labels to own rights to our own music. That’s where The Vinyl Division enters as its founder David is very open-minded on these matters and wanted to help us out. A group of friends whereas passion for this kind of music does its job.»

On the production work, the guitarist adds: «Our first album is produced by our friend Jussi Hämäläinen and it’s actually the first time I’m involved in such process. New approaches and slightly different sights were very welcome even though we did a lot of arrangements ourselves. This album is surely something we were very excited to create and see its birth one day. On this album, you’ll hear pieces of something old but from something new as well… As if it was a wedding but more of a… Funeral wedding.»

“The Will” is due out on October 23rd, 2020 via The Vinyl Division. You can preorder the vinyl edition at this location: http://www.thevinyldivision.com/

Links:
https://www.facebook.com/Countinghours2
https://countinghours2.bandcamp.com/
https://www.instagram.com/counting.hours/

DIAMOND CHAZER – “Chasing Diamonds”

DIAMOND CHAZER – “Chasing Diamonds”
Fighter Records
DIGITAL | CD
Heavy metal from Colombia

DIAMOND CHAZER are a Heavy Metal band from the city of Medellín (Colombia) born in October 2017 who manage to execute a traditional sound loaded with melodies and faithful to the style of the 80s, which stands out within the local and national scene due to the implementation of keyboards and the nostalgic atmosphere they emanate.

Now, the Colombian heavy metallers have inked a deal with Fighter Records for the release of “Chasing Diamonds”, which includes all the material recorded by the band to date. This new release is set to see daylight on November 3rd, 2020 on CD.

DIAMOND CHAZER recorded their first single and an EP entitled “Chained in Tokyo” in 2018. The following year, they released a 2-track single titled “Diamond Chazer/ Poltergeist”, and in this current year the band recorded two new tracks plus a cover of Sweden’s GOTHAM CITY, which will be included on this new “Chasing Diamonds”.

DIAMOND CHAZER’s sound is the classic 80s Heavy Metal that takes influences from NWOBHM, Hard Rock, AOR, French 80s Heavy Metal and even Speed Metal. “Chasing Diamonds” will serve as a presentation towards the debut full-length album that the band plans to record during 2021 and that will mean a qualitative leap in all aspects for this promising band.

Links:
https://www.facebook.com/DiamondChazer/

Myosotis – “Karoshi”

Myosotis – “Karoshi”
Self-Released
DIGITAL
Metalcore from Germany

Since the release of their first EP “Distance” in 2017, Hamburg’s Myosotis have not slowed down and created an atmosphere that is truly unique, where the goal is to help people overcome depression and anxiety.

Coming from a background filled with individual difficulties, Myosotis are a band that understands the increasing fear of being isolated. Their fans travel from all over the country to spend time with them and exchange thoughts that no one else would like to listen to. “No one is alone – No one is forgotten”

Combining Progressive Metal with Metalcore-elements and dark, almost goth-melodies to create a dialogue with their listeners, Myosotis have emerged with a refreshing, diverse and thoughtful songwriting and continue to surprise their fans with every new release.

After breathtaking live performances, Tours throughout Europe, support slots alongside heavyweights including First Blood, Wolf Down, Tell You What Now, Awake The Dreamer, etc. and the mind-blowing reception to their 2018 EP “Evosia”, the six-piece bunkered down to craft new material and define an entirely new concept to the Heavy community and the expectant local scene.

2020 sees the band returning stronger, heavier and even more diverse than ever before to mark their next assault on the scene.

Links:
https://www.facebook.com/WeAreMyosotis
https://www.instagram.com/myosotis_official/
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpHHdjgiscSUUeZ2S-hQH5Q
https://open.spotify.com/artist/3JQk8y7aTiOErLWojdzz15?si=DE8YhgOtT9SrrCSvhk7NjA

VANISH – “Altered Insanity”

VANISH – “Altered Insanity”
Fastball Music
DIGITAL | CD
Release date: 24/03/2020

VANISH don’t fit into any drawer. Sophisticated, modern power metal with some prog, thrash and emotion, but still hard with groove, their 2017 album “The Insanity Abstract” was the intersection of everything that makes metal something cool: hard riffs, fast drums and catchy choruses.

To celebrate this offering, and taking advantage of the celebration of the band’s 20th anniversary, VANISH have recorded the EP “Altered Insanity”. The special thing about this release is the reinterpretation of the tracks with outstanding guest singers, with Alicja Mroczka and new guitarist Ben Galster providing some new growls. VANISH were also able to convince metal legends Tim “Ripper” Owens and Ralf Scheepers to refine their songs and crown the multitude of distinctive singers featured on this work. Furthermore, there is a tribute to Ronnie James Dio, which is exclusively released on this EP.

In the past years VANISH have rocked numerous clubs, festivals and tours, supporting acts such as Queensryche, Michael Schenker, Refuge, Ross the Boss, Brainstorm, Battle Beast, Mystic Prophecy, Axxis, Kissin’ Dynamite and many more. After some festival appearances in 2018 and 2019 at Rock of Ages (DE), Rock The Ring (CH), Baltic Open Air (DE), among others, a European tour followed in February 2020 together with RAGE and SERENITY.

Links:
http://www.vanish-metal.com/
http://shop.vanish-metal.com/
https://www.facebook.com/vanishmetal/
https://www.instagram.com/vanishmetal/
https://www.youtube.com/vanishmetalgermany
https://open.spotify.com/artist/7dH2OVSI1dy6O5dYLV2PZT?si=krzNACsBSm2Rhm0Hc5XcVg

ISIULUSION – “I – Follow The Flow”

ISIULUSION – “I – Follow The Flow”
Black Sunset / MDD
CD | DIGITAL
Black Metal from Austria

Isiulusions are an Austrian four-piece founded by Hellsaw guitarist Isiul, who partly names the band. Together with other members from Hellsaw, Groteskh, Nocturne and Irdorath, among others, these long-proven representatives of the scene are convened under this new banner, which is why one cannot really speak of “newcomers”, even if Isiulusions are still a completely blank sheet.

Musically, the guys take the chance to implement some ideas collected over the years, which led to the present debut “I-Follow The Flow”. Stylistically, the album offers a wide spectrum which may have its origins in Black Metal but also gives room to classic Heavy Metal parts and atmospheric sounds. This is also reflected in the vocals, which cover an equally diverse range.

“I-Follow The Flow” was produced in the “Sound Delusion Studio” in Carinthia under the direction of Christoph Klier and is described by Isiul himself as follows: “You can’t deny that we come from Black Metal – we don’t want to – but we like to think outside the box.”

Links:
https://www.facebook.com/Isiulusions/

Dead Low – “Listen Up!”

Dead Low – “Listen Up!”
Audio Epidemic Records
CD | DIGITAL | LP
Punk/Oi/Metal from US

Dead Low is an American Punk Rock band formed in 2019. This three-piece from Massachusetts cut right to the chase with their debut EP “Listen Up!”, which will not disappoint you with its four songs of hard-hitting Punk Rock N’ Roll. “Listen Up!” offers you classic riffs to keep your head banging and stompy beats to keep your feet slamming! This is just the beginning for this East Coast Power Trio!

Links:
https://www.facebook.com/deadlow508​
www.instagram.com/deadlowcc
www.audioepidemic.net