Sonntag, 28. November 2021

 

PSILOCYBE LARVAE • Fatal abysmal insights



Action:PSILOCYBE LARVAE
Base:St. Petersburg • Russia
Genre:Melodic Doom Death Metal
Title:Inner Darkness
FFO:Early Opeth, Katatonia, Paradise Lost
Format:Music Video
Label:Red Rivet Records
Release:Music Video on November 19, 2021
Release:Album on Dec. 15, 2021

Artist Page:
https://www.metalmessage.de/Promotion_PSILOCYBE_LARVAE_en.php

PSILOCYBE LARVAE is available for interviews via Phone, Skype, Zoom & email


Bulletpoints:
• New album of the multiply capable & highly original Russian band
• Pressurized & progressive, catchy mix of Doom, Death, Dark & Gothic Metal
• Truly unforgettable songs full of captivating structures

LINE-UP:
Vitaly ‚Larv‘ Belobritsky • Vocals, Guitar
Anton Veresov • Guitar
Alexey ‚Liga‘ Legotin • Bass
Alexander Yakovlev • Drums

TRACKS:
01. The Flame Of Dying Life 03:40
02. Run To Nowhere 04:12
03. Ghost In The Room 04:34
04. Inner Darkness 04:56
05. Dead Dreams 04:08
06. Sorvali Cemetery 04:49
07. Silent Sphinx 04:52
08. The Fall Of Icarus 04:27
09. Encounter With Nothingness 04:18
10. Where Silence Dwells 05:56

total: 45:56

DISCOGRAPHY:
2000 • Stigmata • Full-length
2003 • Agony • Full-length
2008 • Non-Existence • Full-length
2012 • The Labyrinth Of Penumbra • Full-length
2018 • The Fall of Icarus • Single
2021 • Where Silence Dwells • Full-length

Mittwoch, 27. Oktober 2021


Stirring soul striptease!


FBhttps://www.facebook.com/InSoMusic

Bulletpoints:
• New album from one of the most independent Austrian acts
• Complex influences from groove & core metal to djent
• Dark atmospheric & moving songs with depth effect


FFO: Omnium Gatherum, early In Flames, Agathodaimon

Release: November 11, 2021


IN SOMNIA is a PROGRESSIVE MODERN METAL quartet from the picturesque Tyrolean mountains, blending influences from all modern Metal styles into a unique, dark sound.


[ Pic: Philipp Weger • WegerPixel Photography ]

LINE-UP:
Simon Andreas Brunner • Vocals, Guitars
Andreas Wibmer • Guitar
Florian Bacher • Bass
Dominic Granegger • Drums

While the lyrics deal with traumas and philosophical thoughts, the instrumentation is catchy and complex at the same time.
With the support of film music composer Christoph Manucredo, the ambitious visionaries have managed to combine brute force with a certain gloomy atmosphere, which flows into the diverse overall sound through the Groove and Core Metal influences of drummer Dominic Granegger and Djent influences of bassist Florian Bacher.

On the third album „Harlequin“, the two virtuoso guitarists Andreas Wibmer and Simon Andreas Brunner alternate between heart-wrenching leads and pure rawness, while the vocals oscillate between whispers, screams, growls and clear vocals.


[ Artwork: Mattias Girstmair • Echopolis Productions ]

TRACKS:
01. Rollercoaster 04:29
02. Guillotine 04:34
03. Crossing Styx 02:36
04. Something Ends Something Begins 05:11
05. Breathing Soil 03:12
06. The Void 04:08
07. Harlequin 05:10
08. Onomatopoesis 04:58
09. Ripping The Veil 04:59

Total: 39:22


When you absorb the complex music of IN SOMNIA, you hear and feel an honest soul trip. A profound experience, therefore, that reveals the thirst for newness and change so courageously that it is able to create a critical mental state.

After all, the participants are by no means beginners anymore, can show an average of 16 years of experience on their instruments. IN SOMNIA are the art, they roll with the Tauernwind!

The other side of the coin:
These thinking musicians have found a way of self-healing that is as individual as it is artistically special. A way in which they get rid of all negativity in life by simply letting it flow into their music.
Most of the songs on „Harlequin“ are based on true stories, true emotions and true pain.

IN SOMNIA are artists who paint pictures of their unique world in the air and in the hearts.


DISCOGRAPHY:
2014 • Withered-Frozen-Perished • Full-length
2017 • For the Harvest • Full-length
2021 • Harlequin • Full-length


PR:
https://www.metalmessage.de/Promotion_IN_SOMNIA_en.php


IN SOMNIA is available for Interviews via Phone, Skype & email

Montag, 20. September 2021

Healing spirituality

[ Logo: Barbara Brawand ]

Action:WAZZARA
Base:Zurich • Switzerland
Genre:Moongaze/Post Metal
Title:Cycles
FFO:Alcest, Cellar Darling, In The Woods
Format:Album
Label:Independent
Release:Oct. 31, 2021

Bulletpoints:
• Debut album of promising Swiss act
• Dreamy Post Metal with Doom & Blackgaze influences
• Completely unique style & aura


https://www.youtube.com/embed/A3RIAeeSPQw
[ „Mænic“ • Official lyric video by Olga Kann]

Uniting Post Metal, Doom and Psychedelic Rock, WAZZARA is the culmination of a themed solo project from the former lead singer of Folk Metal band, Caladmor.

Taking initial inspiration from the natural poetry of water in motion, enrapt listeners have found themselves moved by the otherworldly, ethereal and magical offerings of Swiss-based songwriter Barbara Brawand since 2015.


[ Pic: Manuel Vargas Lépiz ]

LINE-UP:
Barbara Brawand • Vocals, Guitar
Mäsi Stettler • Guitar
George Necola • Bass
Julia Kapp • Drums


BACKFLASH:
In 2019, Barbara collaborated with Icelandic composer and musician, Árni Bergur Zoëga (Helrunar, Árstíđir Lífsins, Carpe Noctem), to give the world WAZZARA’s first EP, „Zessa“.

A show quickly followed in early 2020, alongside Grift and Wolcensmen; the first and last to grace the stage before a long and terrible silence descended over the concert industry.

Nevertheless, instead of allowing weeds to choke the banks of creativity, WAZZARA has continued to wind its course and met the year’s end having grown even stronger, composed an entirely new set list and become a full band:
Barbara Brawand (vocals, guitar), Mäsi Stettler (guitar), George Necola (bass) and Julia Kapp (live session drums).

The now initiated writing process for WAZZARA’s first full-length album led to exploration of wider musical horizons, incorporating spellbinding, doomy riffs into the EP’s legacy of melancholic, dreamy and celestial soundscapes.


[ Artwork: Pierre Cheers ]

TRACKS:
01. Solanum 05:14
02. Mænic 05:30
03. Inwards 05:30
04. Obsidian Skies 05:12
05. Antares 04:52
06. Fissures 05:30
07. Wolf Moon (Tribute to Type O Negative) 06:02
08. Ancestral Bonds 05:28

Total: 43:23

The water-bound concept has been extended to uncover unaffected but fragile lyrics dealing with vulnerability and feeling out of place in a world where sensitivity is considered a weakness.

A moon motif nurturing untamed, sacred femininity has also been woven into spells for healing old wounds.

Inspired by nature’s infinite wandering phases, „Cycles“ praises the end that is always a beginning.


[ Pic: Manuel Vargas Lépiz ]

DISCOGRAPHY:
2019 • Zessa • EP
2021 • Cycles • Full-length

MEDIA FEEDBACK:

8 / 10
„… a very great sounding mixture of blackgaze, Doom and Post Metal …“
(Blackened Death Metal Zine)


Previous:
„… dreamy, fragile, enchanting …“
(Folkmetal AT)

„… sometimes like a warm wide flowing river, sometimes like the deep unfathomable royal sea …“
(Monkeypress)

„… like an enchanting mist delicately strewn about a world long forgotten.“
(From Corners Unknown)


PR:
https://www.metalmessage.de/Promotion_WAZZARA_en.php


WAZZARA is available for interviews via phone, Skype, Zoom & email

Montag, 23. August 2021

 

INFECTED CHAOS
Sledgehammer lesson!

[ Pic: Mathias Starzer ]

LINE-UP:
Christian • Vocals
Matthias • Guitars
Martin • Guitars
Ronny • Bass
Matze • Drums




Bulletpoints:
• 3rd album of the capable Austrian Death metallers
• Uncompromising, yet also catchy song material
• Individual, sophisticated sound

https://www.youtube.com/embed/wueWO2Xop4c
[ Official Music Video • Album song "Gehenna" ]



The Austrian-South German Metal commando INFECTED CHAOS holds a giant mirror right in front of the rotten, perverted part of humanity. Yes, the truth, it is painful.

Creatively, these hard steel enthusiasts are just as ruthless, and that hits like a forge hammer on an anvil!

The delightfully rough riffed and at the same time really colossally rhythmic DEATH METAL of the perfectly coordinated shock troop shows itself on the new and third longplayer "Dead Aesthetics" from the most varied and most coherent side.


[ Artwork: Wildan Slam Artwork ]


TRACKS:
01. When Yonder Calls My Name 05:39
02. Hollow Chars 03:19
03. Eager Breed The Gods Of Pestilence 03:56
04. Gehenna 04:23
05. Iron Nights 04:37
06. And Thus I Fell 04:53
07. Death Metal Shock Prayer 03:55
08. Pitch Black Fever 03:38
09. Away 05:19
10. Lethargia 05:01
11. Song Of Death And Birth 05:00

total: 49:03




A huge plus for these guys:
INFECTED CHAOS combine the brute force of contemporary, complexly poured death lead with a touch of US-American New School and the rich, timeless musicality of icons like the genre's forefathers Death. Real killer solos included.
And exactly this circumstance makes the highly explosive mixture of the quintet a real feast for those gourmets who want it as raw and nasty as compositionally and technically skillful.

Backflash:
The equally beefy as sharp-edged noisy, but melodically by no means untroubled formation rose in 2013 from the ashes of some local bands and hermetically barricaded directly to the songwriting.

After the new material had been extensively tested live - among others as support for the godfathers Possessed - the band went to the renowned Iguana Studio and could already release their debut "The Wake Of Ares" in 2015.

Only two years later the follow-up "Killing Creator" was let off the chain, which took INFECTED CHAOS through half of Europe, loudly haunting well-known names like 'MetalDays', 'Winterdays Of Metal' and 'Aaargh! Festival'.


DISCOGRAPHY:
2015 • The Wake Of Ares (Full-length)
2017 • Killing Creator (Full-length)
2021 • Dead Aesthetics (Full-length)


INFECTED CHAOS are available for interviews via phone, Skype, Zoom & email !!


FB:
https://www.facebook.com/InfectedChaos


PR:
https://www.metalmessage.de/Promotion_INFECTED_CHAOS_en.php


Montag, 16. August 2021

 

A soulful journey into your own heart!


[ Logo: Katre ]

Bulletpoints:
• 2. album of this uplifting emotional formation
• Sophisticated concept work with deeply touching songs
( Get to know the whole, profound concept here )
• Music art like literally out of the Post Rock picture book

The second album „Behind The Resilience“ is produced by Chris Edrich (The Ocean, Klone, Leprous) and will be available on digital platforms on Sept. 30ᵗʰ, 2021:

[ Artwork: Katre ]

TRACKS:
1. So Was The Life 05:19
2. The Decision 04:34
3. The Route 05:25
4. The Mermaid 06:20
5. Now On The Continent 08:14
6. The Run 05:14
7. Looking For The Pearls 08:08
8. Behind The Resilience 07:19

total 50:37


Samples of „Behind The Resilience“ on herenow

[ Pic: Katre ]


LINE-UP:
Hasan Koç • Guitars, ebow, MIDI strings
Özgür Şepşül • Bass guitar
Şah Cihan İngin • Synthesizers
Okaner Ertuğrul • Drums



KATRE is available for interviews via phone, Skype & email !

PR:
https://www.metalmessage.de/Promotion_KATRE_en.php



https://www.youtube.com/embed/RrayjHbafbM
[ Guitarist Hasan Koç talks about the story of
„Behind The Resilience“ ]


Backflash:
KATRE is a four-piece instrumental POST ROCK band formed in 2014 in Berlin. The band takes its name from the old Arabic word katre which means the ‚drop‘.

One distinguishing aspect of KATRE is that they tell stories with their songs and create concept albums.

Their debut album „Encounters“, released in 2017 via Fluttery Records, focuses on the concept of existence, i.e. conception and birth, growth and self-awareness. „Encounters“ received a very warm welcome in the Rock scene and has entered at #9 in iTunes Top 200 Releases Rock Chart in Turkey.

Due to civil wars, global warming, political persecution, and starvation, the number of people looking for security is increasing day by day. The latest reports indicate that refugees make nearly 1 % of the world population as of 2021. „Behind The Resilience“, the 2nd studio album of the band deals with this topic and tells a refugee story.

In particular, the songs focus on the different phases of refuging, such as the life of this family before the war, the start of the events, escaping, challenges on the way up to Europe, the feeling of being an unwanted person and trying to adapt to a new life. 



DISCOGRAPHY:
2017 • Encounters • Full-length
2021 • Behind The Resilience • Full-length


KATRE • Online:
http://www.katremusic.com/
https://www.facebook.com/thekatre
https://www.instagram.com/katremusic/
etc.


Dienstag, 10. August 2021

 

A warning to ears & eyes!

[ Logo: Kissing Candice ]



MEDIA FEEDBACK:

„… bring much-needed freakiness and shock Rock bravado back to the Metal scene…“
(Metal Hammer)

„… neck-breaking and big melodies going hand in hand …“
(Cryptic Rock)

„The riffage inside is mosh-pit inducing, superbly infectious, and may very well crack anyone who dares listen in their own skull!“
(Underground Nation)

PR Action: KISSING CANDICE
Base: New York • USA
Genre: Industrial Nu Metal
Title: Brand New Low
FFO: Rammstein, Rob Zombie, Slipknot
Format: Single & Music Video
Label: Zoid Entertainment
Release: Video: July 29ᵗʰ, 2021
Single: July 30ᵗʰ, 2021
PR:
https://www.metalmessage.de/Promotion_KISSING_CANDICE_en.php

Bulletpoints:
• New single from one of the most uncompromising & promising US acts
• Shocking & thrilling visual conception
• Also musically absolutely independent & innovative

New York based Industrial Nu Metallers KISSING CANDICE teams up with TWIZTID vocalist Jamie Madrox for „Brand New Low“:
https://www.youtube.com/embed/HGBVd1tBdMU
[ Music Video: Shot & edited by King Zabb ]


Quotes from Band:
Dreamer -> „This song is a view from the inside, of going from the top to the bottom.“

Grip: -> „‚Brand New Low‘ is a song about living your best life (a little too crazy) and just slowly descending to the bottom… It’s about being at your absolute worst, feeling super washed up. However, there’s always a way to pull yourself out from there!“

Joey -> „This song is about leaving behind all the depressing crap that’s been happening in our world lately. It’s here to remind you that it’s never too late to be washed up.“

[ Artwork: King Zabb ]

[ Pic: King Zabb ]


➤➤➤ Joey’s mask was made by custom by Tom Savini and Justin Baker. Tom Savini is known for doing Corey Taylor of Slipknot’s newest mask and effects make-up in most legendary horror movies.



Backflash:
KISSING CANDICE is a brutal yet melodic masked Metal band based out of New York. Combining the grooves of early Nu-Metal and the pulsing electronics of Industrial, with a modern aggression and edge, KISSING CANDICE is a horrific force to be reckoned with.

KISSING CANDICE has released material with both Victory Records and Stay Sick Recordings. They have relentlessly toured nationwide as part of the Rockstar Energy Mayhem Festival in 2015, along with artists such as Mushroomhead, The Browning, I Set My Friends On Fire, Psychostick, Bam Margera, Combichrist, and many more!

In February 2020, KISSING CANDICE returned to the studio with producer Zach Jones to begin work on their upcoming full-length.
With no label behind them, the band emptied their own pockets along with turning to their fans for a perk packed crowdfunding campaign.
Immediately after the album was complete, live music came to a HALT! Slowly but surely, KISSING CANDICE worked around the clock to roll out their new album, which will decimate the year and show the Metal world what KISSING CANDICE is capable of!

Listen to „Brand New Low“ on various Streaming Portals etc.

LINE-UP:
Aunt Donna • Vocals
Dreamer • Guitar/Vocals
Suffront • Guitar
Grip • Bass
Pak-Man • Drums

TRACK:
Brand New Low 03:14

DISCOGRAPHY:
2012 • Murder • EP
2013 • Conjured • EP
2015 • Blind Until We Burn • Full-length
2017 • Safe Word • EP
2021 • Brand New Low • Single


 KISSING CANDICE is available for interviews via phone, Skype & email


Donnerstag, 24. Juni 2021

 

CELTIC HILLS
Regionales Historienbewusstsein



[ Logo: Wappenschmied ]

Am 16. April veröffentlichten Elevate Records das offizielle Music-Video zum Album-Song „The Tomorrow Of Our Sons“:


CELTIC HILLS sind ein Trio, bestehend aus Jonathan Vanderbilt an den Gitarren und dem Gesang, Jacopo Novello am Bass und Simone Cescutti am Schlagzeug.

Ins Leben gerufen wurde die stilistisch unbeirrbare Formation 2010 – es sollte aber noch einige Jahre dauern, bis die Welt von ihrem grundsoliden und eigenständigen POWER METAL breitere Kunde bekommen würde.

Zwischen 2010 und 2020 ließen sie ihr Demo „Horns Helmet Fighters“ im Untergrund zirkulieren.

[ Foto: Nicole Piccoli ]


LINE-UP:
Jonathan Vanderbilt • Vocals, Guitars
Jacopo Novello • Bass
Simone ‚Zigo‘ Cescutti • Drums


2020 unterschrieb die Band schließlich einen Plattenvertrag mit Elevate Records, welche im selben Jahr das Debütalbum „Blood Over Intents“ und die EP „Schräge Musik“ auf den Markt brachten.
Beide Veröffentlichungen erhielten hervorragende Kritiken aus der ganzen Welt, während die Musikvideos zu diesen zwei Werken die besten Erwartungen sogar übertroffen haben.

So entschieden sich CELTIC HILLS mit großem Enthusiasmus, zurück ins Studio zu gehen, um das neue Album „Mystai Keltoy“ aufzunehmen, welches von Michele Guaitoli, dem Sänger von Temperance, Vision Of Atlantis und Era, produziert und aufgenommen wurde.

[ Artwork: Sheila Franco ]


TRACKS:
01. The Light 03:16
02. Blood Is Not Water 04:06
03. The Tomorrow Of Our Sons 03:29
04. The 7-Headed Dragon Of Osoppo 04:02
05. The Landing Of The Gods 03:27
06. Already Lost 03:51
07. Falling Star 03:58
08. Battle Of Frigidium 04:59
09. Eden 03:54
10. Temple Of Love 03:10
11. Allitteratio 03:20

total: 41:32


Die Texte des zweiten Langspielers sind immer noch von der Geschichte der Völker inspiriert, die das Gebiet des heutigen Carnia und Friaul bewohnten, aber mit einer anderen Perspektive gesehen, indem sie den Legenden (oder der Realität?) eine Stimme geben, in denen von einer Kolonisierung durch alte außerirdische Völker die Rede ist.

Kraft, Geschwindigkeit und gute melodische Linien zeichnen CELTIC HILLS aus.
Der gespielte Stil der inbrünstigen Udiner ist schwer in eine einzige Metal-Ader einzuordnen, da es viele Einflüsse gibt, die von Death bis Power reichen, mit Soundelementen, die auch an eine gewisse Art von 90er-Jahre-Thrash erinnern können. Auch der Gesang ist für eine Metalband recht abwechslungsreich und mag für einige Hörer sogar ziemlich ungewöhnlich erscheinen.


DISCOGRAPHY:
2010 • Horns Helmet Fighters (Demo)
2020 • Blood Over Intents (Full-length)
2020 • Schräge Music (EP)
2021 • Mystai Keltoy (Full-length)


FB:
https://www.facebook.com/CELTIC-HILLS-OFFICIAL-279464367306/


PR Aktion:
https://www.metalmessage.de/Promotion_CELTIC_HILLS.php

Media:
CELTIC HILLS sind verfügbar für interviews via Phone, Skype & E-Mail


PRESSESPIEGEL:

86 / 100
„… kraftvoll … zwischen Power, Symphonic und klassischem Heavy Metal … wird keinen Hörer enttäuschen, der zu verschiedenen Zeiten jeweilig ein ‚Defender Of The Faith‘, ein Fan der Kürbisse, der deutschen Piraten oder Jünger der besten Primal Fear war.“
(Loud And Proud IT)

8,5 / 10
„… intensiv …“
(World Of Metal)

8,5 / 10
„… tolle Mischung aus 80er Power Metal, Symphonic Metal á la Blind Guardian und Thrash Metal der deutschen Variante … bemerkenswerter Hybrid … eine Reihe von Ohrwürmern … Jonathans Stimme, die sofort diesen Markenzeichen-Faktor erzeugt …“
(Stalker Magazine)

8 / 10
„Kraftvoll und wuchtig … kraftvolle Soli … dichter Rhythmus … interessantes Album … erzählt die Legenden der im Friaul ansässigen Kelten und zeigt eine Band, die sich leidenschaftlich mit bestimmten Themen auseinandersetzt und ihrer Heimat durch Musik huldigt.“
(Giornale Metal IT)

8 / 10
„… nur schlecht einem Genre zuzuordnen … sehr abwechslungsreich … einerseits finden sich Tracks zwischen Power- und Death Metal ebenso wie Nummern, die man eher dem Symphonic Metal oder gar dem Hardrock zuordnen könnte … technisch sehr gut eingespielt … Songwriting und Musikalität sind kreativ und vielfältig, der Sound eindrücklich knackig …“
(Rocknews CH)

8 / 10
„… gute Überraschung und großer Klang … Power-Thrash der sympathischsten Art … wird Soli-Liebhaber glücklich machen … empfehlenswert für alle Heavy-Fans, die sich gerne neue Bands anhören, um sich etwas Frische zu verschaffen.“
(Soil Chronicles)

75 / 100
„Was beim Hören am meisten beeindruckt, ist die Überzeugung, das Bekenntnis als auch der Glaube, den Vanderbilt und seine Band in jede einzelne Note legen … ein wertvolles Album …“
(TrueMetal IT)

75 / 100
„Für Fans von exzentrischem Folk/Power/Speed gibt es hier eine ganze Menge zu mögen … kraftvoll, praktisch und hat einen interessanten keltischen Touch … verblüffend, was diese Band macht.“
(Zware Metalen)

7,5 / 10
„… Jonathan Vanderbilts Stimme hat sich entwickelt. An einigen Stellen erinnert er an einen jungen Ralf Scheepers … dadurch klingen weite Teile des Albums auch wie alte Gamma Ray … ein starkes und recht eigenständiges Album … hart und mit Tiefgang …“
(Streetclip)

7,5 / 10
„… melodisch, kraftvoll und symphonisch, mit tollen Melodien, viel Double-bass, einem Sänger in hohen Tonlagen und mit pompösen Chören … Einflüsse von Judas Priest, Primal Fear oder Vicious Rumors … Freunde von italienischem Metal, aber auch von Power Metal generell, werden hier sicherlich einen kleinen Kracher für sich entdecken.“
(Crossfire Metal)

3,5 / 5
„… mitreißend … der richtige Weg …“
(All Around Metal)

„Die Songs von CELTIC HILLS bringen uns zurück in die Welt der Kelten, deren Kult und Rätsel ein wirklich schönes Album verschönern …“
(SOund36)

„… explosiv und feurig … außergewöhnliche Ausbrüche frenetischer Gitarrenarbeit … muskulöser Gesangsstil … solide Produktion …“
(The Razors Edge)

etc.


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