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Month: May 2018

CHRIST DISMEMBERED: Release Official Video ‘Spit Forth Your Lies’

After releasing their debut self titled full length album in May 2017, Christ Dismembered were greeted with a very positive response and MOSH radio named it the #3 best South Australian release of 2017. The band played a number of festivals and headline shows and supported international acts Angelcorpse (USA) and Grave Miasma (UK). In 2018, Christ Dismembered recorded a single which has now been released as their debut music video Spit Forth Your Lies. The video was premiered on 24 May 2018 by Overdrive Magazine (AUS) and Legacy (GER).

Singer and guitarist NecroSatan explains that the video is an announcement for bigger plans of the band. “This band has existed in the shadows ever since 2012, but this video is our statement saying we are here to stay”, says NecroSatan. “The video signifies a brand new era of darkness for us, our first release with the current lineup, with so much more soon to come…”

Christ Dismembered is a four piece black metal band based in rural South Australia (Millicent/Mount Gambier). They are heavily influenced by the more aggressive black metal pioneers such as Dark Funeral, Gorgoroth & Belphegor.

Christ Dismembered are:
NecroSatan – Vocals & Guitars
Plague – Drums
The Sadist – Guitar
Ominous –

Upcoming Shows

2 June – w/Diabolic Rites and Wounded Big (Flanagans, Mount Gambier)
15 June – w/Adamus Exul, Belligerent Intent et al. (Bendigo Hotel, Melbourne)
30 June – The Blast Beat Seminar (Enigma Bar, Adelaide)
6 July – w/TBA (The Brisbane Hotel, Hobart)
28 July – Rust In Perth (Civic Hotel, Perth)
25 August – Tamerlan album launch w/Black Mountain and Eviktas (Basement, Canberra)

Metal United World Wide: Save The Date 2019

On 5 May, the biggest underground metal event with over 400 bands took place in 43 countries and 64 cities. It was a huge success with overwhelming impressions from metal communities all over the world. After this passionate display of love for the music and the community, there must be a second round of Metal United World Wide in 2019. Coordinating with so many countries (and possibly even more than in 2018), it is not easy to find consensus but 15 June 2019 has now been chosen for MUWWs second edition.

For those who would like to catch up on the shows they missed, we have compiled a youtube playlist with recorded live streams or videos from a range of countries. On our Facebook page, we shared a large number of videos, photos and reviews. Finally, the lists of shows, participating bands and partners can be found on our website www.metal-united-world-wide.com

The Metal United World Wide team will start with preparations for the next round soon. If you want to be part as a organiser, media partner or supporter – let us know. Don’t forget, it’s a community project and everybody can participate and contribute.

So on 15 June 2019, the worldwide motto of the metal community will be again:
United We Stand, Divided We Fall! \m/

Metal United World Wide is an initiative to overcome the distances between the widespread individual communities. The event consists of shows around the world on the same date under the united banner. For media contacts, email events@metal-roos.com.au or michael@black-roos.com

Dividing The Element: Unleash The World’s First Shona Metal Album at Metal United World Wide

Dividing The Element is a Zimbabwean metal band from the country’s capital city, Harare.

Their self-titled debut album  was released on the 5th of May 2018 while participating in the Zimbabwean leg of one of the biggest underground metal movements to happen- Metal United World Wide.

Recorded in Harare in a garage converted into a studio and produced by guitarist/vocalist Chris Van, it’s the world’s first metal album to have lyrics sung in Shona, native to the Shona people of Zimbabwe.

“The overall sound of the album is unique. 

We incorporate elements of the metal sub-culture along with elements of Zimbabwe’s own musical culture and language, Shona.

We are excited to see what the response of this cultural exchange will be beyond the borders of Zimbabwe.” Dividing The Element

The album is available to purchase on Bandcamp.

Chris Van and Sherlic White founded the band in 2012. After a few line-up changes over the years, the band settled on 4 members: Chris Van (guitar and vocals), Archie Chikoti (guitar), Nick Newberry (drums) and Mat Sanderson (bass and backing vocals).

There was once a thriving rock scene in Zimbabwe pre-1980, but after Zimbabwean independence, things changed. Rock music died a slow, silent death in and there was little hope for a modern day metal scene to be born much less grow. Fuelled by passion, frustration and determination, Dividing The Element formed and set out with the initiative of instigating a metal scene within the country. Over much time, persistence and patience, the flame began to catch fire and there is now a developing metal community in Zimbabwe.

Dividing The Element: Facebook

TEMTRIS: Artwork Revealed for 5th Studio Album “Rapture”

Australian female-fronted powerhouse Temtris are releasing their fifth studio album Rapture on 1 October. The artwork has been revealed now. It has been painted by Darrell Firth of Not So Fine Artwork who is also responsible for previous album artworks. Further details about the album will follow soon with the release of the single Run planned for June.

Rapture is a positive and powerful album about overcoming life’s hurdles and emotions. Face it and Rise! The album will be launched on 5 October in Canberra where also the tour starts. Shows in Sydney, Newcastle, Brisbane, Adelaide and Melbourne are either locked in or in the final stages. The official tour announcement will follow soon.

Temtris are a five piece act from the south of Sydney, Australia. They formed in 2000 and have released their albums Threshold (2003), Masquerade (2007), Shallow Grave (2014) and Enter The Asylum (2016). They have played shows all over Australia and supported Accept (GER) in 2014. Besides their current Australia tour, they are also planning to tour overseas in the near future.

Temtris are:
Genevieve Rodda – Vocals
Anthony Fox – Guitar
Nik – Bass
Youhan AD – Drums
Anthony Hoffman – Guitar