“The Gravity Of Impermanence”, the grand, second full-length from avant-garde death metal entity AZURE EMOTE — the massive project fully envisioned and created by Mike Hrubovcak (Monstrosity, Vile, Divine Rapture, Abraxas) — is out now worldwide via Selfmadegod Records.
Under Mike Hrubovcak’s direction, songwriting and full-on participation in its creation, “The Gravity Of Impermanence” was executed utilizing musicians from Death, Fear Factory, Yakuza, Monstrosity, Tristania, Rumpelstiltskin Grinder and more. With over an hour of material displayed through fourteen tracks, the album is fueled by pummeling blast beats, electronic programming, a mixture of both guttural and haunting vocal styles, violins, saxophone, harmonica and a barrage of other instruments coalescing in a melting pot of misanthropic darkness that defines the AZURE EMOTE ethos, recorded, mixed and mastered by Ron Vento of Aurora Borealis at Nightsky Studios. The cover art was once again done by Hrubovcak, his Visual Darkness works well-known in the death/grind communities having illustrated album covers for Sinister, Grave, Cattle Decapitation, Hate Eternal, Mortician, and many others. The album garnered rave reviews in various media, and we definitely recommend it to all fans of these genres.
For more information on the bend, visit www.azureemote.com.
ANTIGAMA’s sixth studio full-length since forming in 2000, “Meteor” is the revered act’s first proper album since 2009’s acclaimed “Warning”, and following two LPs with Relapse Records, will see the band returning to longtime allies Selfmadegod Records, their first LP for the label since 2005’s innovative “Zeroland”. The recently completed composition “Meteor” once again proves all over again why the band continually reaps such accolades with the media fans as both one of the most brutal bands of the genre as well as one of the most cutting-edge. With eleven new tracks of primal ANTIGAMA annihilation, “Meteor” reverts back to some of the bands more intimately brutal early material with thirty minutes of ultra-tight grindcore explosiveness, yet continues to carry the band’s detrimentally inventive edge, integrating brief progressive soundtrack ventures and more noise and programming elements. Recorded at Progresja Studio in Warsaw with producer Pawel “Janos” Grabowski (Masachist, Lost Soul) and mastered by Scott Hull (Agoraphobic Nosebleed, Pig Destroyer), the album also features a guest appearance by Michal Lapaj from world renowned Polish progressive rock band Riverside.
Today the full track listing and cover art for “Meteor”, designed by the ANTIGAMA vocalist Lukasz, have been released, as well as the album’s now official street date of May 28th.
Front cover preview: http://tinyurl.com/bwdo4ha
“Meteor” Track Listing:
2. The Key
5. Fed by the Feeling
6. Crystal Tune
8. The Signal
10. Perfect Silence
Italian crossover/alternative rockers Zero Reset recently shot their first official video for the song „Asteroids“ from their debut album „Closed in a Box“. For those of you familiar with the Italian film/TV production, the video features a guest performance by a famous Italian actor Maurizio Lastrico. You can visit the band’s website here, while the video can be watched below:
This might be the first time we present a truly international music effort. Hailing from different European countries, as well as the USA, the band members of Space Mirrors will soon release their second album in the “Cosmic Horror” series titled “The Other Gods” (you guessed right, they’re inspired by H.P. Lovecraft). The current main recording line-up is: Alisa Coral (keyboards, mixing), Martyr Lucifer (Hortus Animae) on vocals, Claudio Tirincanti (Blaze Bayley) on drums, Gabriel Monticello (Spaceseed) on bass/contrabass and Sparky Simmons (Acid FM) on guitars plus other notable guest musicians including Bless (Hortus Animae), Cyndee Lee Rule (Spaceseed), Dr. James Hodkinson (Shadowlight, Pre-Med) and Amon 418 (Hate Profile). Artwork by Kevin Sommers. The album is currently being mixed now at KZI Studio by Alisa Coral.
It will be released later this year via Transubstans Records.
You can watch the recording diary video below:
1. Stranger in the Mirror
2. The Nameless City
4. Frozen City of Cubes and Cones
5. (The Case of) Red Hook
6. Strange High House
7. Times Unknown
8. The Other Gods
9. Doom of Sarnath
Italian gothic rockers Scarlett D.Gray are going to release their homonym debut album, which gives us an opportunity to present this band to our audience. The songs are a great mix of metal, rock, gothic and electro-music, always focused on the melody. The record will be out in stores in the beginning of June and, in the same period, and it will be available digitally worldwide in May. More news are to follow soon, and in the meantime, you can check out the FB profile of the band here!
Italian trash/nu metallers Dismal Faith have a mean reputation for their „sonic wall of aggression“ that the band unleash on the crowd during their live shows, making them, in a short span of time, one of the most interesting acts of the whole underground scene. Dismal Faith have succeeded in melting the most disparate influences like Death, Black, Thrash, Nu, HC, Groove and Metalcore. They have a debut album „Morph“ coming out on May 13th for Nadir Music, and you can enjoy the first official video for the song „Not for Me“ below!
It is now confirmed that VOLT Festival will take place at the well-known Lővér Camping at Sopron, Hungary. At todays press conference many more have been revealed, especially about the visuals of the event, new venues and programs and also a special focus on environmental protection. Telekom will stay the main sponsor of the event with a line-up of 30 all-stars. VOLT Festival takes place between 3-6 July, 2013.
Mascots of this year’s VOLT Festival are robots, who are not only smiling from the posters, but will be on the spot at the festival as well, from the Main Stage to the surroundings. In addition, every night at the Telekom Main Stage after the big concert at night, a huge party will take place with special effects by Telekom.
One of the aims of VOLT Festival is to show the best of everything, from music to fine arts through gastronomy. The organizers said:”For many years now the Wine Festival of Heti Válasz is one of the most beloved venue, where mainly the best wineries of Sopron region introduce themselves. This year we will develop the gastronomy section of the festival. We want the best of Hungary. Besides the tastes, of course we want to show the best music as well, so we invited the most popular programs and club series to the different clubs of VOLT.
Last but not least – the star acts of VOLT festival 2013 will satisfy everyone’s needs, with more acts and Hungarian bands to be announced: Billy Talent, Bonobo, Borgore, Bullet For My Valentine, DJ Fresh, Dub FX, Example, Gus Gus, Hurts, Jamie Woon, Klangkarussell, Knife Party, Martin Solveig, Papa Roach, Parkway Drive, Parov Stelar Band, Queens of the Stone Age, Skream, Sven Väth, Thirty Seconds To Mars and Turboweekend.
See you at VOLT Festival 2013!
Hurts released the video for the second single “Blind” off the new, critically acclaimed album “Exile“. The video was shot in Spain during the current European tour and shows a young couple in “True Romance” style. The injury that the singer Theo Hutchcraft is sporting in the video is real and happened only a few hours before the end of shooting. Check out “Blind” below:
Just days after the Hurts gig in Vienna (check out our gig report and photo gallery!), we are treated with the trailer to the upcoming video for the second single off the album “Exile” called “Blind“. The video was shot in Spain during their tour and will be released on April 4. If you were wondering about just how realistic injury of the Hurts vocalist Theo is in the video – it’s actually real and happened hours before the end of shooting. Theo took a tumble down the stairs and an iron spike on the bottom of the stairs missed his eye by mere milimeters. Instead of staying in the hospital, Theo decided to finish the video. Check out the trailer below:
Polish progressive grind act ANTIGAMA has just completed the construction of their anticipated sixth full-length album, Meteor. Consisting of eleven explosive new tracks, Meteor was recorded earlier this year at Progresja Studio in Warsaw.
The album also features a guest appearance by Michal Lapaj from world renowned Polish progressive rock band Riverside.
ANTIGAMA’s head technician Sebastian Rokicki comments on what to expect from Meteor:
“This was very hard and challenging recording session but I am sure the result will surprise many of our fans. Meteor is solid piece of intense brutal music not for weak at heart. This is no doubt the fastest and most experimental Antigama’s album.”
Meteor will see release in May or June via Selfmadegod Records, the assassins also responsible for the band’s recently-released Stop The Chaos EP in addition to a plethora of other ANTIGAMA releases, including their seminal Discomfort and Zeroland albums. An official studio report, album art, and most importantly, new music from Meteor will be available shortly.