One of the fundamental pillars of Chilean Thrash Metal "TORTURER" is getting ready to release its new album simply titled as TORTURER. This new work, which will be edited by AUSTRALIS RECORDS in a double CD format, is preparing to be released in March 2013.
As a promotion of the new album, the band led by its founder FRANCISCO CAUTIN, decided to take a videoclip of the song "GUERRAS", the single of the new album.
This new video clip directed by DANIEL DUARTE, shows a mix of outdoor scenes with apocalyptical and macabre images, alluding to the lyrics of its promotional single. With the edition of this video clip and the subsequent release of their self-titled double album, the band consecrates an spectacular start of the year, ending in April of this year as one of the highlighted bands at the "national bands stage" in THE METAL FEST 2013, one of the most important and respected festivals within the South American scene.
Widely regarded as one of the best European Progressive Metal bands, DGM are about to release their eight studio album, following the critically acclaimed ‘Synthesis’ (2010) and hundreds of shows that brought their music to audiences all around the world, including a successful tour with American progressive giants Symphony X in 2011. ‘Momentum’ represents the full stylistic maturity of a band now on top of its game, collecting 11 new songs made of beautiful melodies, classy arrangements and top notch musicianship. To add an extra value to an already astonishing album, DGM have tapped legendary singer Russell Allen (Symphony X, Adrenaline Mob) to guest on the opening track ‘Reason’, and Norwegian guitar virtuoso Jorn Viggo Lofstad (Pagan’s Mind) to contribute with a solo on the track ‘Chaos’. ‘Momentum’ was recorded, mixed and mastered by the band’s own guitarist and celebrated producer Simone Mularoni at Domination Studios in San Marino, Italy. The beautiful album artwork has been handled by Simone Bertozzi (Mnemic).
Eight album for the leading European progressive Metal band!
· A monumental concept made of beautiful melodies, classy arrangements and top notch musicianship · Featuring a very special guest appearance by legendary singer RUSSELL ALLEN (SYMPHONY X, ADRENALINE MOB) and guitar virtuoso JORN VIGGO LOFSTAD (PAGAN’S MIND) · Recorded, mixed and mastered by Simone Mularoni at Domination Studios in San Marino, Italy · Cover Artwork by SIMONE BERTOZZI (MNEMIC) · Two videoclips are in the works and will be announced very soon . Heavy touring will follow the album release. A prestigious appearance at Power Prog & Metal Fest . 2013 in Mons, Belgium (w/Avantasia, Stratovarius and more) has already been confirmed
SHOOT TO KILL is the name of the debut album of the revelation group of Chilean Thrash Metal SUICIDE NATION, the first album of the band formed in Talca is available under AUSTRALIS RECORDS.
Formed in 2006 by Félix Arto (vocals), Matías González (drums) and Guillermo Ramírez (bass), Suicide Nation enters the national scene with the edition of its first Ep ANOTHER WAY TO DIE in 2009 which the band begun to show musical ideas and all its power playing a new powerful thrash metal. A mini tour of Argentina, to be the finalist of the Escudo Rockaxis competition and playing as the opening band of Monstrosity in local concert were the anticipation of the creation of itsdebut album recorded in CARDIOIDE STUDIOS (Postumo Lumbre, Unsilent) owned by actual guitarist Carlos Puentes.
The band is promoting and preparing some shows in order to release the album in its home town. The art of the album was made by Miguel Toxik, the tracklisting of this album is:
See the World Burn Another Way to Die Shoot to Kill No Bound to Violence Reaper Day of Destruction In Cold Blood Crime Suicide Nation Born Guilty
Shoot to Kill is the selected single that you can hear on the following link:
Blast Head Records is proud to announce their signing of Ancient Roman death metal band ADE for the spring release of their sophomore album entitled ‘Spartacus’, which features extreme metal drummer George Kollias and will be the band's follow up to their 2009 debut ‘Prooemivm Sangvine’.
True masters of music, ADE, formed in 2007, with the purpose of blending death metal with the traditional instruments of ancient Rome and Greece.
“When I first listened to ‘Spartacus’ I was instantly intrigued by the amazing song structures, production and most importantly the musicianship of ADE! From start to finish ‘Spartacus’ grips you with musical hooks and their use of traditional Roman instruments allows you hear something new with every listen. The album is very powerful, memorable and in all honesty is a major contender for album of the year! I am beyond proud to have ADE on Blast Head Records to showcase their talents to the world!" comments Paul Shaw, owner of Blast Head Records.
This first single 'Duelling The Shadow of Spartacus ft. George Kollias' is now streaming below:
For Fans of: Behemoth, Hour of Penance, Fleshgod Apocalypse, and Blood Red Throne
(Artwork by Phlegeton Art Studio)
Track Listing for 'Spartacus’
1. Betrayer FromThrace 2. Sanguine Pluit in Arena 3. The Endless Runaway 4. Crixius Flags Of Dishonor 5. Duelling The Shadow Of Spartacus 6. Mars Unpredictable Favour 7. Decimate The Coward 8. Six Thousands Crosses 9. Divinitus Victor 10. For Everything To Be The Same...
“'Spartacus' is a masterpiece…that simple! I feel blessed and honored recording the drums for this album. ADE can play great and write some of the best songs in the genre; the combination of writing, feel and musicianship is in this album outstanding; they worked very hard on each song and that shows very well. 'Spartacus' has some really unique elements and ideas that ADE combines with the best –and fresh- way possible...this is why I can’t wait to see people’s reaction with this AMAZING album!!!” comments drummer George Kollias.
Danish female-fronted death metal band ILLNATH, return with their fourth album, “4 Shades of me.” The album comprises of 11 songs that showcase the band’s progression which has now fine-tuned its style. Leaving completely aside keyboards and other symphonic elements, this is pure, hard-pounding aggressive metal!
“4 Shades of me” is a follow-up to the band’s highly acclaimed 2011 album (“Third Act in the Theatre of Madness”, also on Pitch Black Records). An album that has helped the band gain a lot more followers all over the world and of course helped secure live appearances and tours in different countries.
Listen to the track "Pieces" below:
A new tour is being planned, details of which will be announced soon. ILLNATH are also confirmed to appear at this year’s Asia Metal Festival in Korea, on March 30th.
“4 Shades of me” is scheduled for release on March 12th and it will be available through Pitch Black Records and its distribution partners as well as through all major mp3 stores.
A special collector’s deluxe digipack edition will also be available containing additional bonus tracks.
The song “Pieces” is now available for streaming and free download at www.pitchblackrecords.com.
Album track list: 1. Blood Warrior 2. Gallow Hill 3. King of your Mind 4. Pieces 5. No Salvation 6. Captain of the Seven Seas 7. Unleashed 8. Shade of me 9. Not my God 10. It's on me 11. Angelic Voices Calling (2012)
ILLNATH is: Mona Beck - Vocals Pete Falk - Guitars Kenneth Frandsen - Bass Dennis Stockmarr - Drums