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Minus Life: Brisbane’s Metallers New Album Contorted Reality out now

After 17 years, the Australian extreme heavy metal act MINUS LIFE present their long-awaited follow-up album CONTORTED REALITY.  After returning to The Australian metal scene in 2018, MINUS LIFE has completed their highly anticipated sophomore release to 2004’s ‘Eternal Urban Megacide’.  The long-awaited sophomore release displays MINUS LIFE’s myriad of influences combined with a developed maturity as songwriters to deliver an album both devastatingly heavy in its production whilst containing an organic sense of melodicism not normally associated within the genre.

Refusing to be pigeonholed into a specific sub-genre of extreme music, MINUS LIFE flexes their high level of musicianship to produce CONTORTED REALITY each having their own sonic identity from punishingly brutal death metal excursions, thrashing bangers, melodic progressions to intense, wall of sound orchestrations.  With the listener being pummelled throughout the album from the sonic mayhem allowing for few moments of respite, MINUS LIFE is eager to unleash CONTORTED REALITY into the live arena, taking their already notoriously intense live show to a fierce new level.

SCOTT MOSS (Vocalist): 

“Contorted reality from start to finish is a mixed bag of art to me. Each song has a different feel and its own identity.  At the same time the album, as a whole, feels cohesive and connected. Lyrically I have pushed myself to really change things up, with a mixture of subjects ranging from questioning reality, toxic love, governmental control, mental health, visionary killers… It truly is a cohesive mixed bag” 

RYAN O’CONNELL (Guitar):

“Contorted reality is a balance of light & shade musically, we have set ourselves a new benchmark of musicality, songwriting, structuring that hits you like the vintage MINUS LIFE, but with more maturity and focus as a band’.

TRAVIS HENDERSON (Drums, Orchestrations):

“To me, this album signifies the beginning of the true Minus Life.  CONTORTED REALITY is the result of 2 years of hard work and I believe we have finally found our benchmark true sound. I am incredibly proud of what we have achieved.  Being able to create an orchestral element of our band has been challenging but rewarding. I want people to feel the energy that we have put into this release”

The Album is available at Minus Life‘s Bandcamp page: https://minuslife.bandcamp.com/album/contorted-reality-2

Tracklist:

  1. Contorted Reality
  2. Manipulation of the Masses
  3. The Bled Unbroken
  4. The Hypnotist
  5. Death’s Architect
  6. Order Disorder
  7. Negative Thought Process
  8. Bodies on Fire

Get your copy of the album here: https://minuslife.bandcamp.com/album/contorted-reality-2

Minus Life: Facebook

LITHIK: Blackened Melodic Doom Project Release Video LITHIFICATION OF TIME & Debut Album WEATHER THE STORM out November 5th

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.

Limited edition Vinyl open for Pre-order from now: https://lithik.bandcamp.com/releases

TRACKLISTING:

1) New Moon
2) Mountain Air
3) Lithification of Time
4) Weather The Storm
5) Calm Waters
6) No End For An End To Meet

Pre-order the digital album or Vinyl at their band’s Bandcamp page here: https://lithik.bandcamp.com/releases

LITHIK: Website

An Unction in Braille: Melodic Deathcore Band Released Visualizer Video for An Inch from Death & from upcoming EP The Wordless Whisper

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

Pre-order the EP here: https://anunctioninbraille.bandcamp.com/

An Unction In Braille: Facebook

End of Days: (Sean Zatorsky “Sinsaenum”) To Release Debut EP A World Reborn October 1st & Lyric Video for Scare-American Dream

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.”

TRACKLISTING:

1) End of Days
2) Scare-American Dream
3) Whispers
4) Negative Answer
5) A World Reborn

Get the digital album at their bands Bandcamp page here: https://endofdaysofficial.bandcamp.com/ or on iTunes: https://music.apple.com/album/id/1585545129

Lineup:
Sean Zatorsky “Sinsaenum” – Vocals
Tim Butler – Drums
Brock Wing Jan – Guitar
Tim Parkinson – Guitar

Victoria K: Announce full lineup for Australia Tour 2021

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.
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“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.

Supports Announced!!!

Black-Roos Entertainment presents

Victoria K Australian Tour 2021

Saturday Oct 2:  Melbourne – Stay Gold*
Metal United Down Under
POSTPONED

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1278555742588593/

Friday Nov 5: Perth – Lynott’s Lounge*
POSTPONED

Saturday Nov 6: Perth Vision Studios*
POSTPONED

Friday Nov 19: Adelaide – Enigma Bar
Carmeria, Wings of Thanatos, Lug
Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/391384252387501/

Friday Nov 26: Dapto – Diamond Dogs Music Lounge & Bar
Temtris, Carmeria, Hit ‘n’ Mizz, SVLEM
Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/242251131120058/

Saturday Nov 27: Newcastle – Gallipoli Legion Club
Temtris, Carmeria, Hit ‘n’ Mizz, SVLEM
Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/269816371433699/

Sunday Nov 28: Sydney – Crowbar
Carmeria, Hit ‘n’ Mizz, SVLEM
Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/892744991669298/

Monday Nov 29: Canberra – The Basement
Carmeria, Hit ‘n’ Mizz, SVLEM
Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/227438002661638/

Friday Dec 03: Brisbane – King Lear’s Throne
Seraphic (Single lunch), Cameria, Devonian
Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/442690853724325/

*Carmeria not appearing

This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australian Council, its arts funding and advisory body.

Empyreal Sorrow: To Release new EP Harm(ony) Within on 24th of December & Single/Video Heartfelt Disease out

The Cult of Sorrow is back with a vengeance!

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)

Tracklist


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’s Bandcamp page or at the band’s webstore.
Harm(ony) Withinhttps://snd.click/ebyf

Dieversity: Release New Video End Of The Line from upcoming Album Age Of Ignorance

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:

Tracklist

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

DIEVERSITY: Facebook