Sep 062019
 

The fourth trailer for “Shaped By Fire”, the seventh album from California metallers As I Lay Dying, can be seen below. “Shaped By Fire”, will be released on September 20 via Nuclear Blast Records. The disc was produced by the band and was mixed by Joseph McQueen at Sparrow Sound in Los Angeles, California, while mastering was completed by Ted Jensen at Sterling Sound in Nashville, Tennessee. The only exception was for the track “My Own Grave”, which was producepd by As I Lay Dying, co-produced by Drew Fulk and mixed by Adam “Nolly” Getgood. The artwork was created by Corey Meyers.

Guitarist Nick Hipa comments: “The message of hope is something the we’ve been really happy to share through a positive charity like HeartSupport which exists solely to connect with young people who are dealing with a lot of things. The song ‘Redefined’ deals with taking those worst moment of your life, in your history and redefining what they meant to you and that’s hopefully this is what the video conveys, what our work with HeartSupport conveys and what our activity and existence as AS I LAY DYING achieves.”
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Aug 302019
 

The third trailer for “Shaped By Fire”, the seventh album from California metallers As I Lay Dying, can be seen below. “Shaped By Fire”, will be released on September 20 via Nuclear Blast Records. The disc was produced by the band and was mixed by Joseph McQueen at Sparrow Sound in Los Angeles, California, while mastering was completed by Ted Jensen at Sterling Sound in Nashville, Tennessee. The only exception was for the track “My Own Grave”, which was producepd by As I Lay Dying, co-produced by Drew Fulk and mixed by Adam “Nolly” Getgood. The artwork was created by Corey Meyers.

Guitarist Phil Sgrosso comments: “‘My Own Grave’ feels like a really special song for us considering we hadn’t put out any material in seven years. We knew that we had to put out something that could stand alone because it actually was standing alone, being just a single as opposed to a whole album that was backing it up. There’s a pretty conscious effort amongst all of us to include kind of all the elements that define our sound with every instrument.” Continue reading »

Jul 042019
 

Swedish symphonic power metallers, Majestica, recently released their debut album “Above The Sky” via Nuclear Blast. Majestica is the (new) band fronted by Tommy Johansson. Check out the recently released music video for ‘Above The Sky’ below.

Tommy Johansson is a well-known musician, especially due to his role as guitar player of heavy metallers Sabaton. But before he joined the Swedish “war machine”, he was already busy playing in his own band named ReinXeed, currently completed by bassist Chris David and guitarist Alex Oriz. Of course, his touring acitivities with Sabaton slowed down the creative process for ReinXeed a bit.

The group has now returned – seemingly out of nowhere – with a new 10-track album entitled “Above The Sky” and a brand new name, Majestica, to top it off. On the new record, Tommy presents not only his guitar skills but also his vocal abilities once again, which he also showcased as Twilight Force‘s stand-in singer throughout autumn 2017. Continue reading »

Feb 012019
 

Swiss folk metallers Eluveitie will release their new album, “Ategnatos”, on April 5 via Nuclear Blast. The official music video for the title track can be watched below. The clip was produced in January by the Polish company Grupa13. The cover artwork for the disc was created by Travis Smith.

The band states:‘Ategnatos’ probably became our most organic album by all accounts. It is the result of a thoroughly intuitive process, where we gave creativity full scope. And during this process quite some back-to-the-roots developments emerged in diverse aspects. Many a riff off ‘Ategnatos’ reminds on the guitar work on ‘Slania’. Following our gut feeling, we brought the mixing duties back to Jens Bogren‘s Fascination Street studios, where our Nuclear Blast debut was produced. And regarding the album artwork, it soon became very clear to us that we’d love to work with the fabulous Travis Smith again, who already created the front covers of our albums ‘Spirit’ (14 years ago!) and ‘Everything Remains As It Never Was’. And we’re honestly excited with the result! The front cover shows a spectacular scenery in central Switzerland, a so-called ‘vulva cave’, as it was sought to mark sacred rites of fertility and celebrations of life in ancient times! The artwork mystically and beautifully expresses the ‘Ategnatos’‘s very core and essence! Once again, it was a pleasure to work with Travis!” Continue reading »

Jan 182019
 

Swiss folk metal stars Eluveitie have announced a new album!

The new album, titled “Ategnatos,” arrives after the longest gap between metal albums from the Swiss folk metallers and is scheduled to be released in April this year.

Recordings took place in their beloved New Sound Studio with their engineer of choice Tommy Vetterli and mixing duties were handled by renowned studio wizard Jens Bogren in his Fascination Street Studios in Örebro, Sweden. The upcoming album features a real string quartet and granted Fabienne Erni’s harp the room it deserved. Continue reading »