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Panikk: Uscirà il 15 di marzo per la Xtreem Music il secondo album della thrash metal band Panikk, intitolato Discarded Existence.

A seguire è disponibile il teaser video del disco.

 

Ordo Sanguinis Noctis: Con il player che segue è disponibile la canzone Lunarna Forteca Duchów Okaleczenia, estratta dal prossimo ep della black metal band Ordo Sanguinis Noctis intitolato Bloody Aeon of Fullmoon Sacrifice, in uscita per la Putrid Cult.

L’artwork è stato realizzato da  Natalia Sacrif Nowacka.

 

Warbringer: Il 31 di marzo verrà pubblicato il nuovissimo disco intitolato Woe to the Vanquished per la Napalm Records.

Questo il commento del cantante John Kevill sul nuovo album da un punto di vista musicale:“For the music on this record we re-focused ourselves after a lot of the experiments on Empires Collapse, and decided we wanted to make a record that is start-to-finish more merciless, ruthless, and cruel, but also maintains some of the more melodic and progressive sense. What we ended up with is a record that has a lot of traits of classic thrash but also a lot of extreme metal, and a rather unique version of that blend. It’s overall faster and meaner than anything else we’ve put out, but also has our biggest and most ambitious song, the 11-minute “When the Guns Fell Silent” to close the record.

Woe to the Vanquished è stato prodotto da Mike Plottnikoff (Fear Factory, In Flames), masterizzato da Howie Weinberg (Slayer, Pantera) con l’atwork realizzato da Andreas Marschall (Sodom, Blind Guardian, Obituary).

Kevill spiega il significato dell’artwork:“It is directly based on a photograph from the end of the First World War–a grim monument, a pyramid of 12,000 German spiked helmets, right in the middle of New York City. What struck me about the image is firstly how morbid it seems to be celebrating 12,000 dead men and calling it victory.”

Inoltre, Kevill sta studiando per diventare un professore di storia, commenta il titolo, Woe to the Vanquished e il significato dietro di esso: “The title “Woe to the Vanquished” comes from early Roman history–before they were the huge empire they became. In 390 BC, a host of Gauls led by a warlord called Brennus attacked Rome, and captured all the city except the Capitoline Hill. From this hill the defeated Romans made a bargain, they would pay 1,000 pounds of gold for the Gallic army to leave the city with no further bloodshed. The Romans bring the gold before Brennus, who uses his own scales to measure it. On the Gaul’s scales, the Roman’s thousand pounds of gold measured to be less, which led the Romans to complain that the scale was rigged (it probably was). Responding to this, Brennus speaks “Vae Victis” (Woe to the Vanquished) and throws his sword on the counterweight. Because the Romans lost, they have to pay the rigged sum of gold as well as the weight of the sword, to add insult to injury. The irony here is that vowing this type of humiliation would never happen again, Rome went on to become an ancient war machine conquering and subjugating most of the old world. On the record “Woe to the Vanquished” is spoken in an ironic, mocking tone–the defeated are trampled and time marches on, uncaring, and forgets they ever existed.

One of the great things about heavy metal as a genre is you can express tougher subject material than “I met a (boy/girl) and it was (happy/sad)”. I looked for the most monolithic evil I could find to write about with this destructive, intense music… and I did not have to look any further than reality.  Forget Satan, that’s a children’s story. Real evil is in the hearts of men.

Il gruppo ha realizzato un making of del disco. Dispoibile cliccando sul link.

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Massacre: Il chitarrista Rick Rozz DeLillo e il vocalist Kam Lee hanno riunito le forze per riportare in vita i Massacre. L’obiettivo principale del gruppo, nel quali milita anche Michael Grim (basso e voce) e Mike Mazzonetto dei The End, è di ricollegarsi al sound, stile e aggressione originaria dei Massacre.

La nuova versione della band è rappresentata e sotto il management della World Entertainment. In Europa il booking dei concerti sarà gestito da  Paul Ryan della UTI.

I Massacre sono al lavoro per organizzare dei tour negli Stati Uniti, Europa e America Latina. I piani sono quelli di riporporre live tutto l’album From Beyond con alcuni classici dei Death e dei Mantas (pre Death).

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Sister Of Suffocation: Si intitola Phobophobia il nuovissimo video della death metal band olandese Sisters Of Suffocation. Il videoclip è stato filmato nella Wederkomst Church da Kesslr Motion.

All’inizio di questo anno, la band è esntrata negli studio in Antwerp per registrare Brutal Queen, e la prima stampa è divenuta sold out velocemnte. L’Hammerheart Records ha ri pubblicato l’ep in versione digi cd (nel mese di settembre) e su lp (nel mese di novembre), con un artwork lievemnte diverso.

La band è al lavoro sul debut album, che è previsto per la seconda metà del 2017.

 

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