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Month: October 2020

Order 69: Release Video Fire and Fuel from Self-titled Album

Germany based trio Order 69 delivers ten songs that are like the inherited warm coat in which you feel comfortable and at home not although, but precisely because it scratches: with the sounds of the particularly great and experimental times of British Rock’n’Roll. You get caught up in this music and don’t want to go out again.

The sometimes demanding distorted bass and the virtuoso drums pump confidently and powerfully through the songs. Together with guitar riffs, bubbling sweeping like lava, which you just have to get too close to because it’s so nice and hot. They form the fertile foundation for the vocals.

The voices of the Order 69 convey the clever lyrics with the casual anger, the sonic megalomania, but also the youthful delicacy, which turn personal experiences into profound insights, questions about answers, perplexity into knowledge. And also exactly the other way around. This is what distinguishes real music from calculated tralalala.

The sound and the space of the songs fit in with this: everything recorded on tape in analogue, real sounds instead of digital cheating, but never antiquated. Music for tomorrow.

The band released for the song Fire and Fuel a music video.

Order69 Artwork

Tracklist
1. Drive
2. Cryin’
3. Fire and Fuel
4. Without Intermission
5. The Relief
6. Stab Me
7. Lady J
8. Gun
9. Squirter
10. Filling the Pots

Get your copy of the album here.

Order 69: Facebook

Idle Ruin: Australian Death/Thrash Metal Newcomers Release First Video The Devil’s Trade From Upcoming Self-titled EP

Australian Newcomers Idle Ruin have just released their first music video/single The Devil’s Trade. The song has been taken from their upcoming self-titled debut EP which will be out on December 4th. Idle Ruin plays aggressive and hard-hitting music that could be best described as death metal crossed with blackened thrash. Get the single here: https://idleruin.bandcamp.com/

Singer Liam states about the song: “The Devil’s Trade is written about a piece of local folklore from my hometown of Brisbane. Back in the day, the printing industry was known as “The Devil’s Trade”, and there’s an old printing factory in Brisbane with two statues of the devil perched on top. There were rumours amongst the workers that if they didn’t remove their wedding rings upon entering the factory, bad things would happen to them. One worker foolishly ignored the warnings and apparently ended up getting crushed to death. Nobody really knows for certain whether these incidents actually occurred or not, but it’s an interesting old urban legend.”

The video was premiered yesterday by Heavy Blog is Heavy & Metal.de

Idle Ruin started when the coronavirus pandemic hit the Australian live scene. Band founder and singer Liam Anthony explains how Idle Ruin came to be: “All our gigs were cancelled, tours were halted and nobody could play anywhere. At around the same time, some of the bands I was playing in had either broken up or fizzled out.” Liam decided to use the lockdown time constructively and began his own project, which is also what inspired the name “Idle Ruin”.

IDLE RUIN - EP cover

TRACKLIST
1.    Whipped to Death
2.    Spiritual Contagion
3.    The Devil’s Trade
4.    Gods of Glass

Get the single The Devil’s Trade and pre-order the EP here: https://idleruin.bandcamp.com/

Idle Ruin: Facebook

Strange New Dawn: Norway Progressive Metallers Release New Video The Symphony of the Universe

Norwegian Metallers Strange New Dawn have released the second video The Symphony of the Universe from their album Planet System! The band comments on Social Media: “Still corona crisis all around. As we’re a little bored while waiting for the opportunity to play live, we’ve made a new music video. Check it out.”

The sophomore album of Strange New Dawn, Planet System, is an eclectic mix of progressive metal, aeonic atmospheres and classic prog sensibilities. The original mix of music will appeal as much to fans of their previous bands as to fans of King Crimson and Pink Floyd. The band have released a music video for their lead single Ashes to Dust.

The album is available to stream on all digital music services. For all those who prefer hard copy CDs order via www.DeathToMusic.com

Strange New Dawn: Facebook

In Malice’s Wake: Release second video Graven Image from upcoming album The Blindness of Faith

The second track/video for In Malice’s Wake’s upcoming album The Blindness of Faith has been released. Graven Image is one of the most violent pieces of music In Malice’s Wake have created to date. It is a taste of the extreme blend of darkness and aggression that spews forth from the rest of this upcoming release. This video was compiled using intense footage from the song’s live debut in Melbourne. Graven Image is a tribute to the bloodthirsty home town support that the band has enjoyed for over a decade. 

The Blindness of Faith is scheduled for worldwide release on Friday the 13th of November and is available via CD digipak and digital platforms. 

An extensive range of pre-order bundles including a large range of new apparel is available now via:

http://www.inmaliceswake.com/store.html
http://inmaliceswake.bandcamp.com

 

 

Idle Ruin: Australian Death/Thrash Metal Newcomers Release Upcoming Self-titled EP on December 4th

In Brisbane, Australia, an amazing, new band has appeared on the horizon! Idle Ruin plays aggressive and hard-hitting music that could be best described as death metal crossed with blackened thrash. Today, the band is releasing the artwork and release date for their upcoming self-titled debut EP. Idle Ruin’s debut music video The Devil’s Trade will be released at the end of next week (see teaser below), ahead of the EP which will be released on December 4th.

Idle Ruin started when the coronavirus pandemic hit the Australian live scene. Band founder and singer Liam Anthony explains how Idle Ruin came to be: “All our gigs were cancelled, tours were halted and nobody could play anywhere. At around the same time, some of the bands I was playing in had either broken up or fizzled out.” Liam decided to use the lockdown time constructively and began his own project, which is also what inspired the name “Idle Ruin”.

Naturally, the EP reflects this. According to Liam, “this EP is the first offering of some of the songs I wrote during the lockdown, inspired mostly by early death metal and classic blackened thrash bands and brought to life with the help of Kaleb Doherty (guitar) and Josh Dawson (bass).” Liam had been known both Kaleb and Josh throughout Brisbane’s metal community, having also played with both musicians in a previous grindcore band. “The three of us are very like-minded musicians; it’s been great having them on board.”

IDLE RUIN - EP cover

TRACKLIST
1.Whipped to Death
2.Spiritual Contagion
3.The Devil’s Trade
4.Gods of Glass

Watch out now for Idle Ruin!

Line-Up:
Liam Anthony – Drums & Lead Vocals
Kaleb Doherty – Guitar & Vocals
Josh Dawson – Bass & Vocals

Idle Ruin was formed by Liam Anthony, who for several years has played drums for numerous Australian thrash and death metal bands (Malakyte, Bone Marrow, Spektre, Decapitated Mum). While Australia’s live metal scene was halted by the COVID-19 pandemic, Liam made use of the lockdown time to write a handful of songs for a new project of his own. For recording the songs, Liam enlisted the help of bassist Josh Dawson (Decapitated Mum, Powerful Owl), and guitarist Kaleb Doherty (When Death Replaces Life).
The resultant self-titled EP will be released in December 2020. Idle Ruin’s goal is simple; to deliver aggressive and hard-hitting death metal that bangs heads and raises beer glasses. Simple as that.

Nacarbide: Release Lyric Video Undisclosed From Their Iron Lotus Album

Thailand’s Heavy Metaller Nacarbide have just released the lyric video Undisclosed from their second full-length album. The album, Iron Lotus, was released earlier this year. It is heavily influenced by Japanese Metal, NWOBHM, Hair metal and German metal from the 1980s, For fans of the modern sounds like Firewind and Wardrum.

Line-up:
Masa – Guitar
Hassy – Bass
Hiro – Drums
HItomi – Vocals

Nacarbide are a female-fronted Heavy Metal band from Bangkok, Thailand. The band consists of Thai and Japanese members. Their first album, Lots of Eyes, was released 2017. Before their second-album, Iron Lotus, the band also released an EP, Resolution, in 2017.  Nacarbide has played the international metal community initiative Metal United World Wide in Bangkok both years. 

 

Wreck-Defy (ex-Annihilator, Testament): Canada’s Thrash Metal Machine Releases Lyric Video Freedomless Speech

Canada’s thrash metal machine Wreck-Defy has released their second single Freedomless Speech as a lyric video. Watch the video on the SubLevel Records’ YouTube Channel. The album will be released digitally on October 9th and as vinyl via Doc Gator Records in Switzerland. Physical copies will be released on November 27th via Italian record label Punishment 18. Pre-order the album in digital format at the SubLevel Bandcamp site or where digital music is sold.

The upcoming album is titled Powers That Be. The album has been mixed and mastered by Juan Urteaga at Trident Studio, Pacheco, CA.

Wreck-Defy: Facebook