Nov 202021
 

Impending Doom’s new lyric video for ‘New World Horror’ can be seen below. The  track is taken from their “Hellbent” EP. The band surprised fans with the early release late last month, featuring five fierce songs of bludgeoning Impending Doom brutality.

The EP showcases the enduring trio who formed the creative core of the band in Riverside, California. As reliably as ever, Impending Doom warns of society’s inevitable destructive collapse through crushing heaviness, punishing death and grindcore riffing, impossibly guttural growls, and a steadfast reverence for Christ.

Bassist David Sittig comment on ‘New World Horror’

‘New World Horror’ is about a spiritual awakening to a sleeping generation and the dangers we face if we decide to passively and ignorantly give up our freedoms to those who seek tyranny.”

Recorded with engineer Joseph Calleiro at Dungeon by the Sea in Los Angeles and mixed by longtime band collaborator Will Putney (Knocked Loose, The Ghost Inside, Thy Art Is Murder), Hellbent also comes adorned with the arresting cover art of Jim Pavelec, an illustrator specializing in the occult, sci-fi, horror, and fantasy, including pieces for classic RPG Dungeons & Dragons.

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Nightland – “The Great Nothing”

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Nov 192021
 

Orchestral arrangements and death metal combine on The Great Nothing by the Italian band Nightland on their third full-length release.

Nightland came on to the symphonic death metal scene in 2011 with the ep Knights of the Dark Empire followed with the ep In Solemn Rise in 2012. The band really started to make a presence in 2015 with their first full-length album, Obsession, and then supported Fleshgod Apocalypse during a European tour in 2017. In 2019, the band released Umbra Astra Luna‘ and now, The Great Nothing’. The album was been mixed and mastered by Simone Mularoni at Domination Studio in San Marino.

Album reviews bring back so many memories of bands long forgotten…thankfully the internet can help. Long ago (late 90’s) there was a band on Rowe Productions with vocals much like those in Nightland and for the life of me, I could not remember the band. A couple of searches later and through the magic of google, I found Ethereal Scourge and knew instantly that was the band I was thinking of, but just on a vocal level. Ludovico Cioffi’s vocals are rough, near growled death metal in style, while the band employs clean vocals for choruses and the two work very well together. The first track “The Conjunctin of Benetnash” provides a warm welcoming view into what is to come on the album. The nearly 7 minute long track starts out with some clean guitar picking before the full band comes in very loudly over the top of the sustained opening rhythm, which eventually heads into distortion. From an arrangement perspective, there are a lot of elements going on which one would expect in a symphonic metal band and then when you add in the raspy, shouted death metal vocals reminiscent of Ethereal Scourge and Becoming the Archetype, you have an idea of the full sound. Production and mixing is great with everything being heard in the mix and the vocals having an almost otherworldly, majestic aspect to them, both the clean and the death metal ones.

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Nov 182021
 

Wolves At The Gate have debuted a new Christmas-themed single by the name of ‘Lowborn’. The band said of it, “it’s been 7yrs since we last gave you guys a Christmas song and so we are excited to share with you a new Christmas single.” A new studio album from the band titled “Eulogies” is presently headed for a March 11th release.

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Nov 172021
 

After releasing ‘Pure Life Unfolds’ & ‘Breaking The Rules Of Metal’, symphonic metal powerhouse Temperance reveals their upcoming album’s title track ‘Diamanti’. With the third single, the band enters the final round before the eponymous album arrives.

On “Diamanti”, Temperance show off their versatile skillset with a mix of heavy guitar riffs, orchestral strings and the vocal harmonies of its authentic Italian chorus. As a special highlight and to celebrate their new album, the band will release this song in five! different versions. Besides the Italian original which is out today, the track will come with a chorus in different languages (German, English, Spanish and French) to be available at digital streaming and download platforms on the album release date. Temperance delights the fans with their perfect mixture melodic and symphonic soundscapes. “Diamanti” is yet just another example of the band’s ability to create an epic tale for their listeners, accompanied by powerful and energetic vocals.

Michele Guaitoli (vocals, piano) on the new single:
“We’ve been taught that diamonds are the purest gems in this world. They’re so pure that they can’t be bent or broken. They’re almost indestructible. They’re valuable and also intangible: they inspire hope.
The diamonds that rain throughout this beautiful song signify hopes for a better world, hopes for our dreams to come true, hopes for peace and joy. Since hopes are timeless and have no borders, we wanted to make this song flow through many languages. We wanted to use the language of music, which I represent in the video. The language of nature, which Marco represents in the video. The language of arts and beauty, which Alessia represents in the video. And we wanted everyone to understand the meaning of this song, even those who cannot listen to it but can use their eyes to read the message. Hopes are forever, hopes are for everyone.”

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Nov 162021
 

Silent Planet have dropped an official music video for the track ‘Panopticon’ from their latest album “Iridescent“. The band first launched this track this past August and said of it at the time:

‘Panopticon‘ paints a dystopian view of the future – one where technological advances have pacified the human spirit and made us apathetic in the face of an increasingly malevolent, post-singularity AI that was developed under the premise of security… ultimately becoming a tyrannical overlord.

To communicate the story of humanity and its traditions being outmoded, we challenged ourselves to write a song with no guitar. Using only bass, electronic elements, and percussion – we developed this track over the course of the summer.”

“Iridescent” was released this past week on Solid State Records.

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