Embracing the relentless passing of time and our own insignificance, LITHIK casts out their debut album WEATHER THE STORM. Across 6 tracks and 28 minutes, LITHIK spans the expanse of black metal and doom, with an organic, melodic, and sombre aesthetic evoking the harsh, rugged, and eternal landscapes of Australia.
Crafted by a veteran of the Australian metal scene Ray McGill (Bane of Isildur, Spherical, Bastardizer, Metal), LITHIK is at times aggressive, at times haunting, despairing and atmospheric. The film clip for LITHIFICATION OF TIME can be viewed here:
WEATHER THE STORM will be available on all streaming platforms and limited-edition vinyl pressing from November 5th 2021.
Western Massachusetts Melodic Deathcore Band, An Unction In Braille unleash the second single, An Inch From Death off their Debut EP, The Wordless Whisper which suffered a full year of waiting through a pandemic to be revealed. The EP is strongly influenced by Death and Loss and will be released on October 29, 2021.
The band delivers fast-paced segments that cut right into slow and crushing breakdowns. ‘Soaked in Blood, Crush My Pride’ messages of hopelessness. From swift tapping to strong breakdowns, this track will have you at the edge of the knife.
“As one of our first AND favorite songs written, we wanted to create something we believed in. After all, we live An iNch From Death”. says Vocalist Josh about the single.
Engineered by CW Recordings. Drums engineered by Greg Thomas and Chris Teti at Silver Bullet Studios.
Tracklist – The Wordless Whisper EP:
01. Catharsis 02. Of The Dead 03. An Inch From Death 04. Sickening Sweet 05. Dark As Black
Australia/USA based Metal band End of Days is set to drop their debut EP A World Reborn on October 1st independently, packed with groove and raw sound. All songs reflect how the world is today. On vocals is Sean Zatorsky from Sinsaenum.
While there is one softer song on this EP which was made for the drummer’s late mother, we wanted to put it on the EP for anyone who has lost loved ones through these hard times.
This EP strongly reflecting the world we are in today so sit back and enjoy what you are hearing.
The band is today releasing the lyric video for the song Scare-American Dream. Sean Z about the single/video: “I wrote the track at a rough time in America, in the middle of the pandemic, I watched riots break out in every city. I watched cities burn, our capital stormed, and taken over. Our money was being spent like it was in an endless supply, and a president could care less about the real problems facing this country. The American dream was dead and the only thing left was fear. People refuse simple modern science and medicine but run to the hospital when they get sick. The Scare-American Dream was a perfect title for that’s what this country has evolved into. The lyrics were inspired by George Carlin “the funny thing about the American dream is you have to be asleep to believe it”
Tim adds: “Sadly everything Scare-American Dream is written about has become somewhat a reality for Australia now.”
1) End of Days 2) Scare-American Dream 3) Whispers 4) Negative Answer 5) A World Reborn
Melbourne’s rising stars of Symphonic Metal, Victoria K, are bringing their live show on the road as earlier announced today the band is proud to announce that Sydney’s Symphonic Metal legends from Carmeria are joining most of the tour. The band will support their latest release ADVENAE.
In other news, the band had to announce that regarding the COVID19 travel restriction they had to POSTPONE the two Perth shows, and also Metal United Down Under in Melbourne but we are working on new dates so the fans from Victoria K in WA & Melbourne are not missing out. Stay tuned for the new dates. . “We are so excited to finally take our music live to the Australian metal fans”, says Victoria Knight. “We are currently recording our new album and hoping to release that late this year or early next year. We’ll be playing some songs from the new album on this tour – we can’t wait to share what we’ve been working on with everyone.”
With a great line-up of local metal bands, the shows will fill the appetite of any metal fan craving live music. These shows are expected to sell out fast.
EMPYREAL SORROW seemed to emerge from the void with their debut album PRÆY in 2020. And yet – with excited reactions hailing from both new fans and the media, the band successfully showcased their intention and ability to leave a memorable footprint in the Melodic Death Metal scene.
The new 4-track EP HARM(ONY) WITHIN is a perfect continuation of the concept that they initiated with PRÆY. Heavily influenced by the Swedish Melodic Death Metal tradition, the band keeps sticking to their addictive combination of catchy riffs and melodies, aggressive shouting, and dark lyrical content. All the while giving the listener new stuff to chew on with a grim electronic remix of A Night Without Armour (from debut album PRÆY) by the artist LXEKR.
All new songs are direct follow-ups to the recording sessions for the first album. So nourishing from the energy and spirit of a debut band’s typical nothing-to-lose situation, there were no outside expectations that could have blurred the songwriting – the band just followed their own set of rules. And the main rule is – the band’s got to love it.
With this mindset, the addition of female guest vocalist LizKiller Queen from the Spanish band ARCHETYPE X on the track „Heartfelt Disease“ and the remix Night Re-Armoured by LXEKR came totally natural. Both artists are breathing the spirit of the Cult of Sorrow and their contributions are showing the potential of EMPYREAL SORROW’s music to grow and develop further.
Music: Martin Hofbauer
Texte: Martin Hofbauer & Sebastian Moser
Produktion: Grotesque Studios, Bad Wörishofen
Remix: LXEKR (Pearlsound Studio, Gilching), Originalversion “A Night Without Armour” vom Album „PRÆY“ (Release November 20, 2020)
01 – Cursed Be The False Promise
02 – Heartfelt Disease
03 – No Absolution
04 – Night Re-Armoured (LXEKR-Remix) The Ep will be released on the 24th of December 2021. Get the EP & merch at their band’sBandcamp page or at the band’s webstore. Harm(ony) Within – https://snd.click/ebyf
DIEVERSITY is back. After the artwork and the tracklist of the new work were presented some time ago, the presentation of the first song follows today. With End Of The Line from the eagerly awaited third album Age Of Ignorance, the Franconians are back in an impressive manner.
Age Of Ignorance will be released on November 12th, 2021 via EL PUERTO RECORDS.
Check out the video End Of The Line here:
End Of The Line The Bitter Taste Of Sin Enemies Pulling My Strings Mr. God Extinction Of Humanity Clouds Of Misery May Their Ghosts King Of Clowns
Norwegian Hard Rockers Duckwalk Chuck has just released their new album Fired Up to celebrate their 20th band anniversary. The album was released on 17 September independently. Today the band released on their brand new YouTube channel the visualizer for the title track of the album Fired Up!
Duckwalk Chuck on the album:
“Fired Up” is probably the most diverse album we have ever done, without straying too far of the path that we have walked for the past 20 years. The tunes are more elaborate along with a production that is tighter and packs more of a punch. After 20 years of Rock N`Rolland working through this horrible pandemic; we figured it was about time to head into the studio and record a new album, to celebrate two decades of DWC, and bring some new material to the fans. Duckwalk Chuck is the type of band that you basically know what you are going to get with a new release; but we have also put a few surprises in there this time around, to make everything more exciting. And make no mistake about it; This album WILL kickstart any party!
The band continues:
“This album should come with a warning sticker! It packs THAT much of a punch! – the album is filled to the brim with great riffs, infectious grooves, solid vocals, and tunes that will sink in immediately! Absolutely nothing has been left to chance on this album–with an awesome production “Fired Up” delivers straight-up SOLID Rock N`Roll, with tongue-in-cheek lyrics!”
The album received amazing feedback so far from around the word:
“Classic rock riffs, rolling bass lines, four to the floor drums, and dirty raspy vocals give us exactly what we’d expect from a rock ‘n’ roll song”Heavy Magazine
“This hard-hitting band has been flying under the radar for far too long, despite its quality prior albums”Sleaze Roxx
“DUCKWALK CHUCK definitely belongs to the type of band that you only discover even after many years of existence, and you seriously ask yourself….where have they been all this time?!”Hellfire Magazine
DUCKWALK CHUCK / FIREDUP TRACKLISTING:
1: All Fired Up (4:06) 2: It`s Only Rock `n`Roll (3:38) 3: Motor Madness (2:47) 4: Ghost Town (4:02) 5: Rosie`s (3:44) 6: Reckless Driver (3:02) 7: Shut Your Lights (3:46) 8: I`m The Devil (3:45) 9: Criminal Man (2:53) 10: World On Fire (4:40) 11: Thirsty Dog (Bonus Track) (4:13)