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quarta-feira, 7 de junho de 2017

Cold Insight - Further Nowhere (Full-Length Album - 2017) - Bandcamp Stream


Born in 2007, Cold Insight is the solo project of Sébastien Pierre also known as Sebdoom  (Enshine, Fractal Gates, ex-Inborn, ex-Lethian Dreams). Further Nowhere is the debut full-length album released on May 28th, 2017 following the self-released a pre-production demo version of the album named Further Nowhere from 2013.

On this finished album, Pierre‘s Enshine bandmate Jari Lindholm performed guitar solos (and handled mixing and mastering), and Christian Netzell (Volturyon, Exgenesis, Vholdghast, Spasmodic) was the drummer. 

Combining post-rock, trance, melodic doom and AOR elements, with science fiction atmospheres, lyrics with dual meanings. The album unveils a cosmic journey through ethereal worlds.

Formed In: 2007
Status: Active
Years Active: 2007-Present

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Country: France
Genre: Atmospheric Melodic Doom Metal / Melodic Death Metal 
Current Label: Rain Without End / Naturmacht Productions


Further Nowhere (Full-Length Album - 2017)

Released May 28, 2017 

All songs are included as instrumental bonus tracks with the album purchase. Physical CD contains the vocal versions. Digital album contains both vocal and instrumental versions. Purchasing the physical gives access to the digital.

All music, vocals, lyrics and visuals by Sébastien Pierre 
Guitar solos on tracks 1, 8 and 9 by Jari Lindholm 
Drums performed by Christian Netzell 
Mixed and mastered by Jari Lindholm at Esta Studios, Stockholm

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terça-feira, 6 de junho de 2017

Æther Realm - Tarot (Full-Length Album - 2017) - Soundcloud Stream

Thor's hammer crashed to the earth with a mighty rumble. When the smoke cleared, there were some guys. Some stuff happened that set the mood, something about a quest to rock some towns, and now they play melodeath.

Æther Realm formed in June, 2010, consisting of Vincent Jones (Bass/Vocals/Synths), Heinrich Arnold (Guitar), and Tyler Gresham (Drums). The first year of their existence was spent writing music, playing local shows, and generally creating the foundation that the band would be built upon. In 2011, Jack Rodriguez­Dougherty joined the group on guitar, and their lineup was solidified.

In July of 2011, the band entered The Basement Studios with Jamie King (Between the Buried and Me, The Human Abstract, Wretched) and recorded their first two­song demo, Odin Will Provide. The demo was released in September of the same year.

The band began recording their first full length in January 2012, and released the first single, Swampwitch, from the album in May of the same year. Their first tour followed, hitting the majority of the east coast in June. Their debut full length, One Chosen by the Gods, was also recorded by Jamie King, was released in January of 2013, and was accompanied by another short promotional tour.

In May 2013, Æther Realm toured the East Coast and Midwest with Wilderun, another folk metal band from the US. The band has since been playing regional shows and writing new material. The first single, entitled The Magician, from the band’s untitled sophomore album, was released on November 27th, 2013.

On 2016 after a solid debut, a whirlwind tour with Alestorm, and a successful crowdfunding campaign the band recorded the second album. Featuring 11 tracks totaling 73 minutes, “Tarot” hits various styles and tempos along the way and shows a huge amount of diversity, heaviness and musicianship. With two tracks having been previously released as a single (“The Magician” and “The Chariot”) the rest of the album seems to be all new stuff. One super bonus part of this album right of the bat is song lengths…..a few as short as 3 minutes with an epic album closer topping 19 minutes. 

It seemed the band was destined for some great things. The singles that followed certainly gave the impression of something even greater. Turns out, those impressive tracks only scratched the surface of what the band has been able to do with this release.

At 73-minutes in length, Tarot is packed with highlights and a staggering amount of diversity. It’s hard to really describe the album without going into the nuances and direction of each track – there’s folk, melodic death, black, progressive, and it’s merged with compelling synths, a choir, and gang vocals at times. It’s very clear that the band found its essence early with OCbtG, but have done some maturing over the last few years as well. The fun, energetic Children of Bodom influences still reign supreme on some of the tracks, such as the instantly infectious romp of “The Tower” and bouncy vibes of “The Chariot,” along with the party-friendly “King of Cups” (complete with guest vocals from Chris Bowes of Alestorm), but beneath the fun are grin-inducing guitar licks and melodies that stand up well beyond listens in the double-digits.

here’s a more progressive side to the band that rears its head in a number of tracks, perpetuating the ‘epic’ feeling found on the debut and giving it an even more satisfying sound to wander in. The entirely gorgeous “Temperance” sounds like a glorious bonfire track, slowly building up from acoustic guitars and clean vocals to an ethereal sing-a-long. The slower pacing and effective use of some sneaky melodies within “Death” combine with a catchy chorus show a more grounded take on the band’s usual approach. On the other side of the spectrum, “The Devil” boasts multiple tempo shifts, including some killer clean vocals atop blastbeats and later Opeth-esque progressive rhythms and an acoustic break, to give the song a larger than life feel.

But the album’s greatest accomplishment is that of the 19-minute closing epic “The Sun, The Moon, The Star.” Starting off with some 8-bit fun before diving into grandiose riffs and combining much of what makes the album work in smaller doses into a track that has it all, yet retains an impressive mission statement. Despite an excellent start, there’s also a build-up to the song’s climax, with bassist/vocalist Vincent ‘Jake’ Jones singing a few emotive lines over some synths that explodes into a final movement with gang vocals and screams along with one more return to one of the most elegant melodies of the album. 

Simply put, Tarot is an album to be treasured. Lengthy albums can be tricky to maintain the same level of quality from start to finish, but you’ll be enthralled by the get-go and completely sold by the end of your first listen. This scribe has previously referred to the band as one of the US folk metal scene’s best kept secrets, and one can only hope that changes with the release of Tarot. Something this masterful should not be kept hidden. Source: Dead Rhetoric (Rating 10/10).


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Formed in: 2010
Status: Active
Years active: 2010-Present

Vincent "Jake" Jones – Bass, Vocals
Heinrich Arnold – Guitar, Vocals
Tyler Gresham – Drums
Donny Burbage — Guitar

Country of origin: United States
Location: Greenville, North Carolina

Genre: Melodic Death/Folk Metal
Current Label: Primitive Ways Records
Agent: Jake/Heinrich
CEO: Jake/Heinrich

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Tarot (Full-Length Album - 2017)
Release Date: June

Produced by  Kyle Odell
Orchestrations by Dan Muller from Wilderun

Guest Musician
Chris Bowes (vocals) of Alestorm


domingo, 4 de junho de 2017

Myrkgand - Myrkgand (Full-Length Album - 2017) - Youtube Stream

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Myrkgand is a solo project created by Dmitry Luna, brazilian musician, in 2012, when he decided to mix some genres of Metal that he loved, adding lyrics about fantasy, legends, battles, mythology, witchcraft, etc. In 2016 he started to record his first full-length album with the music producer Diego DoUrden, frontman of the legendary Black Metal band "Mystifier". Dmitry plays almost all instruments and sings in the recordings, and he invited many artists to participate playing solos and singing as well. The songs are a mix of Death/Black/Folk Metal, mainly, with harsh and clean vocals. Myrkgand's self titled debut album was released on June 1st, 2017. 

Formed In: 2012
Status: Active
Years Active: 2012-Present

Dmitry Luna - All instruments, vocals, compositions, lyrics.
Eduardo “Warmonger” Amorim (Mystifier): Drums (session)

Country of Origin: Brazil
Location: João Pessoa
Genre: Melodic Death/Folk Metal

Current Label: Unsigned/Independent
Booking/Press Contact:


Myrkgand (Full-Length Album - 2017)

Release date: June 1st, 2017

Recorded, mixed & mastered @ Darkside Studio in Recife, Brazil between 2016 & 2017.
Produced by Diego DoUrden & Dmitry Luna
Artwork by Emerson Maia, colors added by Antonio Cesar.
Myrkgand logo by Christophe Szpajdel.

Guest Musicians
Vito Marchese (Novembers Doom/The Kahless Clone) - Baritone Acoustic Guitar (tracks 1, 6 & 11).
Diego DoUrden (Mystifier/Infested Blood): Vocals (track 4) as the Demon of Ice, additional guitar & choir (track 9).
Lord Vlad Vladimir Senna (Malefactor Brazil): Clean vocals (track 5).
Rafael Cadena (Cangaço): Guitar solo (track 7).
Armando “Beelzebub” (Mystifier): Guitar solo (track 8).
Mike LePond (Symphony X): Bass solo (track 9).
Antonio Araújo (KORZUS OFFICIAL/One Arm Away): Guitar solo (track 9).
Andre Tulipano (Steel Warrior): Clean vocals (track 9).
Jairo Neto (Cruor): Choir participation (track 9).
Alysson Drakkar (Luxúria de Lillith): Vocals & lyrics contribution (track 10).
Jafet Amoêdo (Malefactor Brazil): 2nd guitar solo (track 10).

sexta-feira, 2 de junho de 2017

ANFEL Announes New Album + New Single Released

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ANFEL is a combination of Gothic Doom Metal and instrumental-keyboards songs. Vocal lines are built on the contrast between a woman's clean vocals and male quality growling. The music of the group distinguishes the symphonic saturation, atmosphere and melody. And solo work by Denis Lobotorov.

In the beginning of 2009 the composer Denis Lobotorov and guitarist Mikhail Lebedev decided to create a tool online project, which would embody their personal creative ideas and plans. The first release  was instrumental album: "In Memory About", in 2009. As a basis, it was decided to take such music genres as: Melodic Metal, Instrumental, Gothic Doom Metal. in these genres the musicians were able to more fully realize their ideas and thoughts, to reveal, to convey their inner feelings, emotions, and convey them to the audience. Were the first judges of these simple soulful instrumentals.

In 2010 was released the second instrumental album :"Blind Me". The music of this album is very saturation.The musicians are experimenting with the sound.Compositions were becoming harder.
In the beginning of 2011 appears the third instrumental album: "Pain Of A Thousand Tears". The musicians had come to the lyrics again.  The main ideas of this album are melody and brightness.

In middle of 2011 Denis and Mikhail had taken a decision about creating a full-fledged band. In many respects this decision was caused by creative and professional development of the musicians, and the desire of larger Express their inner world in music: «Our music is a must to gain a voice and live sound. The project received the official name of the "ANFEL" - And New Future Ever Lives - And a New Future Still Lives, the genre of the group was clearly defined (Gothic Doom/Death Metal) And in the middle of 2012 were appeared two full-fledged work of a group: it were singles "My Truth And Its Gist" and the single "Why". After the release of two singles, the band has begun to work on the EP, which has received the name: Icy World.

In the end of October 2012 while we work on the EP, was released the fourth instrumental album wich has got the name "the Fragments Of Memories" , Guys don`t apply heavy sound here.Whole album is based on the contrast of piano, symphonic and choral inserts, making this album more melancholy.

In the end of January 2013 was created a new fifth instrumental album which received the name "The Heart Of The Black Queen".Album was created in two steps, the first part was made in Tver, and the second final in Moscow. Album was  heavier than previous works.The main emphasis was taken on a more symphonic richness, more powerful sound, but the melody, lyrics and melancholy were the same.In November 2013 the musical band released the single "Cry", which was one of the tracks from the forthcoming album Icy World, also was introduction of a new vocalist. In the end of December 2013 the band released an instrumental album "Silhouettes Of Consciousness". Album was created in two steps: songs were written in Tver, the final mixing - in Moscow. It was a first experience of group with vocals in the distance. Finally , new album was created more darker, heavier and symphonic than previous albums, but at the same time as good as the other.

In the end of October 2014 ANFEL has released a new instrumental album "One Last Touch" .Album is a more saturated and melancholic than previous releases.

"On May 5th, 2017 the band released a  new single "Dead Romance". It's a song from their future LP "Echoes Of Buried Hope". Elvira Alchemida is debuting here as new vocals of the project. Enjoy your listening and stay tuned for more updates! More news to come!

Formed In: 2009
Status: Active
Years Active: 2009-Present

Denis DIONIS Lobotorov - Founder,Ideologist,Composer,Vocals
Elvira ALCHEMIDA Lobotorova - Vocals,Guitars, Arrangements, Sound

Country of Origin: Russia
Location: Tver
Genre: Symphonic Gothic/Doom Metal

Current Label: Magna Opera Studio
Booking/Press contact
Denis Lobotorov//


Dead Romance (Single - 2017)

Released May 5, 2017 

Produced and recorded by Denis Lobotorov and Elvira Alchemida at MAGNA OPERA studio 

Photo by Daria Vorobyova
Artwork by Aina Blackthorn
Lyrics by Darja Yudina
Recording, mixing and mastering by Magna Opera studio