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Against Evil: Release New Album End of the Line on May 14th

The wait is over. Against Evil, India’s Heavy Metal force, announced today the new artwork and release date for their new album End of the Line. The album will be out May 14th via German/Swiss based record label Doc Gator Records in Europe and independently the rest of the world. 3 years ago Against Evil unleashed the highly acclaimed album All Hail the King which received amazing reviews by the media. Stay tuned for the first single which will be released in 2 weeks! \m/

“Recording this album was one hell of a ride which we will never forget. The album was recorded in two parts. Our initial plan was to release a 5-track EP in 2020 and so tracks 1-5 were recorded, mixed and mastered between February and June 2020. We couldn’t release the EP due to the global pandemic, but it gave us time to write more songs and that’s when we decided to add the new songs and make it a full-length album. Tracks 6-9 were recorded, mixed and mastered between January and February 2021. In the end, we feel all the trouble and wait has been absolutely worth it because we couldn’t be happier with the way this album turned out and we hope you guys like it as much as we do!
The album will be released independently worldwide except for Europe, where it will be released by Doc Gator Records.” Shasank (Rhythm, Lead Guitar) says about the new album.

Line-up:
Siri – Vocals, Bass Guitar
Sravan – Vocals, Rhythm Guitar
Shasank – Rhythm, Lead Guitar
Noble John – Drums

Against Evil is a heavy metal band from the city of Visakhapatnam (India), formed in 2014. Combining traditional heavy metal, power metal and speed metal with a modern sound, the band’s music can be described as adrenaline inducing, fist pumping, bone crushing, anthemic metal!

The band released two albums – Fatal Assault in 2015 and All Hail the King in 2018 which were met with great critical acclaim. After the release of their album All Hail the King, the band started to gain a solid fan base worldwide, especially in Europe among fans of traditional heavy metal, power metal and thrash metal which led to the collaboration with German/Swiss based record label “Doc Gator Records” who later released the album in Europe.

With the help of Doc Gator Records and Facebook metal group “Heavy Metal Fans”, the band set off on a crowdfunded European tour in the summer of 2019, performing club and festival shows in Germany, Austria, Belgium and Switzerland and sharing stages with legendary bands such as Queensryche, Riot V, Hardline and many others.

TRACKLIST:
1.    The Sound of Violence
2.    Speed Demon
3.    Out for Blood
4.    Call to War
5.    End of the Line
6.    Sword of Power
7.    Metal or Nothin’
8.    Fearless
9.    War Hero (CD Bonus Track: Re-Recorded Version)

Against Evil: Facebook

The Demons Within: Launches second Season of the Podcast Focusing on Heavy Metal and Mental Health

Following the success of The Demons Within: Stories of Heavy Metal and Mental Health’s first season, a second season has been launched by creator and mental health advocate, Liam Frost-Camilleri. 

“I couldn’t believe the number of people who had the same interest as me,” said Mr Frost-Camilleri. “While I think some of these difficult stories have been told now, we can’t stop talking about it now. Especially since COVID 19 really hasn’t gone away.”

The first episode for season 2, published on the 18th of February, features Psychostick drummer Alex Dontre, who has been working with his own band to raise funds for various charities during the COVID lockdown.

“It so inspiring to hear about Alex and his journey concerning mental health advocacy and his own personal development. The story is raw and confronting, but that’s what I’m trying to expose,” Mr Frost-Camilleri said. 

In episode 1 of season 2, Alex is joined by Mats Eriksson, a researcher and metalhead from Sweden who brings another view to dealing with mental health in the workplace.

Liam Frost-Camilleri is also the founder of Beyond Black, a heavy metal charity festival that raises funds for national Australian mental health organization Beyond Blue. To date, Liam Frost-Camilleri has helped raise over $9,000 for the cause, with another Beyond Black show scheduled for March this year.

“Beyond Black combined two of my passions; heavy music and mental health. I hope that the second season of The Demons Within will help even more people than the first season did.” Liam Frost-Camilleri said. 

Listen to the Episode here: https://anchor.fm/liam-frost-camilleri/

The Demons Within is supported by Black-Roos Entertainment.

The Demons Within the second season will run from February to April in 2021 and can be heard on all major podcast supporting platforms. If you are experiencing any mental health issues, please seek help by calling lifeline on 13 11 14 [or the equivalent in other countries]. 

If you could like more information about this topic, please contact Liam Frost-Camilleri.
E-mail lfrostcamilleri@gmail.com

Skyhammer: New EP The Skyhammer out now & Visualizer for title track released

Photo credit: Alysha Mallia, https://www.instagram.com/alyshamallia/

Today, Australia’s traditional power house metallers Skyhammer are releasing their new EP The Skyhammer. An EP full of galloping riffs and thundering rhythm. A must have release for all fans of this genre! To celebrate the release, the band is offering the title track in form of a visualizer.

Get your copy of the EP here: https://skyhammer1.bandcamp.com/ or digital at https://distrokid.com/hyperfollow/skyhammer/the-skyhammer.

“I’m extremely happy with how this has turned out. It certainly capture’s all our individual influences throughout the whole record with everyone putting in the work for the songwriting of it. This combines music and vocal elements of the classic metal bands from way back in the 80’s, to the power metal bands from Europe, mixed in with some slight progressive elements here and there. We thank each and everyone of you who buy this, listen to it on streaming services or even just support us by coming to our shows, we thank you all from everyone in this band!” says Matthew Zipeto about the EP.

About the song, Matthew states: “This was one of the last songs to be written for this EP. I worked on this at my little home studio coming up with the main structure. The rest of the band members put their own spin on it and it grew to be the song you’re hearing here. We were all on the same page with the ideas instantly and it shows how well thought out the parts are. For example, how we really let the vocals shine for the choruses, or how the instruments really crush it for the bridge and solo sections. I couldn’t be happier with how well this collective effort turned out and I hope everyone who hears it loves it as much as we do!”

Tracklist

  1. Beyond The Walls
  2. It Rises
  3. Chains of Life
  4. Into the Chamber
  5. The Skyhammer
  6. Danger Zone (Cover)

Line-up:
Steve Labadi – Lead Vocals
Andrew Cutting – Guitar
Rory Amoy – Drums
Matthew Zipeto – Guitar & Backing Vocals
Rich Booth – Bass & Backing Vocals

Skyhammer: Facebook

Terrorential: Dropped Lyric Video for Unleash & To Release New Album Visions on March 15th

TERRORENTIAL, Australian Thrash/Death Metal outfit hailing from Sydney, released a brand new lyric video Unleash showcasing their first single off of their much anticipated debut album “Visions“! Visions will be released Worldwide independently on March 15th of 2021! This release definitely requires some neck muscle warm ups!

For all fans of Obituary, Death, Kreator and alike… VISIONS is definitely an album to add to your wish list!!

The title track of the album “Visions” is about a dream that I had at about 19 years old where there was standing on a hill looking at a war going on and then I looked up at the sky a saw about 50 fighter jets flying in rows of ten or so, then out of know where there was a big white flash and all I could see was white, I could feel my body getting warmer and warmer and I could hear screams all around which then I started to think to myself “oh shit this is it, this is the bomb it’s happened, this is how I’m going to die” and then I woke up. And it was a very frightening dreamand also I thought it would make for some song writing. Says Larry Papura

Terrorential Artwork

Tracklist

  1. Prelusion
  2. Logical Terror
  3. Warrior
  4. One For One
  5. Flood The Earth
  6. Goddamn Thrashing
  7. Dreamescape
  8. I’m Fucking Drunk…,!
  9. Unleash
  10. Visions
  11. Terrorential

Line-up:
Larry Papura – Vocals & Guitar
Travis Walker – Guitar & Backing Vocals
Triz Wahington – Drums
Alex Yelistratov – Bass

Terrorential: Facebook

Stormtide: To Release New Album A Throne of Hollow Fire on March 1st via Metal Hell Records

A THRONE OF HOLLOW FIRE is an epic tale of ruin, death and magic told through ten intense chapters of death metal fueled symphony.
Crushing Guitars, Bowel-Crunching vocals and Drum Work from Hell follow the hero of our story as he attempts to fulfil his destiny.
As the follow up to WRATH OF AN EMPIRE, this album represents five years of blood, sweat and beers for the Epic Death Lords of STORMTIDE.

The new album will be released via Metal Hell Records on the first of March digital and physical copies will be sent out first of April 2021.
Pre-Oder the album here:
https://metalhellrecords.bandcamp.com/album/a-throne-of-hollow-fire

Reuben Stone says:
We have spent the better part of five years developing the kind of music we’d like to listen to. A Throne of Hollow Fire was created by drawing upon multiple different influences and fusing them together in new and interesting ways. This album has had our souls poured into it – and we truly hope this shows. We feel that this album represents a new era for STORMTIDE.

Stormtide Artwork

Tracklist

  1. A Valley of Ashes
  2. A Throne of Hollow Fire
  3. Awakening
  4. Crucible
  5. She Who Would Name the Stars
  6. One Last Pint
  7. He Who Would Drown the Sun
  8. Wayfinder
  9. Eternal Fire
  10. A Warship Braved the Tempest

Line-up:
Reuben Stone – Vocals, Orchestrations
Tyson Richens – Guitars
Daniel Bodnar – Guitars
Dean Hullett – Drums

STORMTIDE is Australia’s premier fantasy inspired Epic Metal band.
Forged in under the hot Australian sun, STORMTIDE is the undisputed masters of fusing traditional ethnic music with modern epic metal.

Stormtide: Facebook

Skyhammer: Release Visualizer ‘Beyond the Walls’ & and new EP The Skyhammer out February 12th

Photo credit: Alysha Mallia, https://www.instagram.com/alyshamallia/

Skyhammer, Australia’s traditional metallers, will release their new EP The Skyhammer independently worldwide on February 12th. Pre Order your copy of the EP here: https://skyhammer1.bandcamp.com/ or digital at https://distrokid.com/hyperfollow/skyhammer/the-skyhammer.

“I’m extremely happy with how this has turned out, it certainly capture’s all our individual influences throughout the whole record with everyone putting in the work for the songwriting of it. This combine’s music and vocal elements of the classic metal bands from way back in the ’80s, to the power metal bands from Europe, mixed in with some slightly progressive elements here and there. We thank each and every one of you who buy this, listen to it on streaming services or even just support us by coming to our shows, we thank you all from everyone in this band!” says Matthew Zipeto about the EP regarding the song he says:

“This was one of the last songs to be written for this EP, I worked on this at my little home studio coming up with the main structure. The rest of the band members put their own spin on it and it grew to be the song you’re hearing here. We were all on the same page with the ideas instantly and it shows how well thought out the parts are. For example, how we really let the vocals shine for the choruses, or how the instruments really crush it for the bridge and solo sections. I couldn’t be happier with how well this collective effort turned out and I hope everyone who hears it loves it as much as we do!”

Tracklist

  1. Beyond The Walls
  2. It Rises
  3. Chains of Life
  4. Into the Chamber
  5. The Skyhammer
  6. Danger Zone (Cover)

Line-up:
Steve Labadi – Lead Vocals
Andrew Cutting – Guitar
Rory Amoy – Drums
Matthew Zipeto – Guitar & Backing Vocals
Rich Booth – Bass & Backing Vocals

Formed in 2011 under the name Zero Hour, Skyhammer is a traditional metal band with progressive and power metal elements from Adelaide, South Australia.

Playing an exciting and catchy genre of music which ranges in style from Iron Maiden, Edguy and Devin Townsend all the way to heavier versions of classic pop songs such as A-ha’s “Take On Me” and the K-Log classic, “Danger Zone”. 2013 heralded the release of the band’s first EP and the single “Broken”.

Skyhammer performs a high energy and highly engaging stage show which has seen the band share Australian stages with a veritable who’s-who of the Australian metal scene, including Lord, Taberah, Eyefear, Black Majesty, Jerrico, Electric Dynamite, Alarum, Horizons Edge, Darker Half and Voros. We have also had the pleasure of supporting and sharing the stage with international acts Ross The Boss (ex-Manowar), Raven and Deus Ex Machina (Singapore) and Artillery.

Skyhammer: Facebook

Escarion: Pillars of the Faith, the debut album from Australia’s Death Metal Newcomers, out now

Escarion, Australia’s rising death metal stars, released their highly acclaimed new album Pillars of the Faith independently worldwide today. Get your copy of the album here: https://escarion.bandcamp.com/album/pillars-of-the-faith

Tonight, at the Bendigo Hotel in Melbourne is the SOLD OUT launch party.
Launch party Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1082554888852247

“This was a fierce listening experience, where the band showed their collective musical chops with some highly technical and progressive elements, as well as strong songwriting skills. It also offered something a bit off the beaten path when it comes to the uniformity of the Death Metal genre. Well done, gents.”9/10 Dave “That Metal Guy” Campbell – Metal Temple

“This final song really demonstrates the band’s onward potential. An epic Carcass meets Maiden heavy metal banger”3.5/5 Beandog – Metal-Rules

“Escarion knows how to fascinate us. Talk about a more than successful debut album!”90/100 Luc Ghyselen  – Musika

“It takes a lot of balls to deliver a concept album anyway, but for your debut album, a tip of the hat is needed. There isn’t anything here that hasn’t been heard before, but who cares? Escarion do it exceptionally well. Chuck Schuldiner would be proud.”7/10 Adam McCann – Metalheads Forever

“This amount of power and creativity to balance this force and to create an evil creature forms a bright future for Escarion to elevate their position.”4/5 Arash Khosronejad  – Heavy Music Headquarters

Escarion Artwork

Tracklist

  1. Inferno
  2. Envy
  3. Gluttony
  4. Lust
  5. Greed
  6. Pride
  7. Wrath
  8. Sloth
  9. Home (Where the Heart Is)

The album is based on the ‘Seven Deadly Sins’, taking that concept from Christianity and arguing that this notion is false and oppressive. The band states: “These are not ‘sins’, instead they are human nature. Yes, excess of any of these sins may be immoral and unethical however, that can be said of any action or emotion in excess. Greed outlines that this primitive desire of wanting more than the confines of our life circumstances, the power of greed to create ethical and sustainable change contrasted with the evil of excess greed, creating a system that is so inherently corrupt that it literally feeds off the blood of the people. It is ironic that possibly the only way to destroy this system of greed is a greedy lust for change within humanity, greed for more and for humanity to flourish so we may live our lives in harmony within ourselves and our communities.” Now it’s time for Greed!

Line-up:
Johnny Arhondis – Lead Vocalist & Guitarist
Tommy Lewko – Guitarist
Tim Bottams – Drummer & Percussion
Rhys McKenzie – Bass & Backing Vocals