Archive for Italy

Cripple Bastards release first track from new album

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , on 8th January 2014 by Nico Davidson

Long running Italian band Cripple Bastards have released the first punishing track from their new album Nero In Metastasi, which is due out mid-February. Crushing everything in its way with almost three minutes of total bombardment, the album’s opening track Malato Terminale immediately lets the band’s devoted following know they’re in for an ultra-metallic neckbreaker of expected chaos, and lets newcomers know to join their movement or get out of the way. The song can be heard down below and you can pre-order the album at this location.

Cripple Bastard will also heading out on later this month. You can catch them at the following shows:

11/1/2014 Cueva Rock Live – Cagliari, Italy
14/1/2014 Viper Theatre – Florence, Italy
25/2/2014 Kingcobra Squat – Osaka, Japan w/ Red, Riverge, Ramone Takayama & The Students, Palm, Masterpeace
26/2/2014 Huck Finn – Nagoya, Japan w/ Black Ganion, Not A Name Soldiers, Hell And Hell, Sacred Aeolia, Top Breeder
27/2/2014 Bar El Puente – Yokohama, Japan
28/2/2014 Asakusa Kurawood – Tokyo, Japan @ Obscene Extreme Asia w/ Jig-Ai, Contrast Attitude, Butcher Abc, Brain Corrosion
02/3/2014 Asakusa Kurawood – Tokyo, Japan @ Obscene Extreme Asia w/ Doom, Framtid, Systematic Death, Gore Beyond Necropsy
05/3/2014 Blackwire Records – Sydney, Australia w/ Jig-Ai
06/3/2014 The Basement – Canberra, Australia w/ Jig-Ai
07/3/2014 The Reverence Hotel – Melbourne, Australia @ Obscene Extreme Australia w/ Jig-Ai, Captain Cleanoff
08/3/2014 The Corner Hotel – Melbourne, Australia @ Obscene Extreme Australia w/ Doom, Nowyourefucked, The Kill
22-25/5/2014 Maryland Deathfest – Baltimore, MD

Cripple Bastards online:

http://cripple-bastards.com
http://facebook.com/cripplebastard

Enhanced by Zemanta

Pagan metallers Draugr call it a day, final show details announced

Posted in News with tags , , , , , on 11th November 2013 by Nico Davidson

In the same year of Draugr’s tenth anniversary, which the band have been celebrating, is the same year that they’ve decided to call it a day. The Italian metal unit’s music has paid tribute to the band’s Pagan ancestors and the history of the Abruzzo region of Italy for a decade. In a statement that Draugr released in both Italian and English explaining the decision to disband; the band stated:

As friends, brothers and the ‘ legio linteata’ we announce our decision today to bring to an end the experience that is Draugr. Having arrived at the threshold of 2014, we decided to bring to a close this chapter in our lives that has been so important to us, in order that we may follow different artistic paths. We thank all those who have taken part in the project over the years, and especially the fans for their support. Our last show will take place on December 22 in Pescara and we will shortly be revealing more details about it.

Draugr’s debut album Nocturnal Pagan Supremacy was released on Christhunt Productions in 2006.  Keyboards were added to the band in 2007, creating the much more epic feel which Draugr describes as “Italic Hordish Metal”.  The sophomore album, De Ferro Italico, appeared on To React Records in 2011.  Today’s line up includes Nemesis on Vocals, Triumphator and Mors on Guitars, Ursus Arctos on Keyboards, Stolas on Bass and Jonny on Drums.
Draugr‘s final performance will take place at the Tipogragfia in Pescara, Italy, on the 22nd December.

Draugr online:

http://draugr.it
http://facebook.com/officialdraugr
http://twitter.com/officialdraugr

 

Striker to tour Europe this month

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , on 8th November 2013 by Nico Davidson

Canadian metallers Striker will be touring Europe this month with five UK dates (which do include a Scottish and Welsh date). Striker comments:

Beware Europe… Striker is coming for you! After a long wait we’re finally taking Armed to the Teeth overseas to tour over Germany, Spain, Italy and more with some really killer bands. We’ve got a ton of big announcements coming up, and we can’t wait to get this started!  This tour is just the beginning and more dates will be announced soon. So keep your eyes peeled, beers cold, and horns held high!

Tour dates are as follow:

25.11.13 UK – London / Garage
27.11.13 UK – Edinburg / Bannermans
28.11.13 UK – Nuneaton / Queens Hall
30.11.13 UK – Wales / Hard Rock Hell
01.12.13 UK – Sutton / The Diamond
04.12.13 ES – Donostia / Mogambo
05.12.13 ES – Madrid / Sala Excalibur
06.12.13 ES – Valenvia / Sala Agora Live
07.12.13 ES – Barcelona / Sala La Bascula
08.12.13 IT – Torino / White Lion Club
10.12.13 IT – Viareggio / Paranoid Music Club
11.12.13 IT – Milan / Blue Rose Saloon
12.12.13 SI – Ljubljana / Orto Bar
13.12.13 AT – Vienna / Escape
14.12.13 AT – Dornbirn / Schlachthaus
17.12.13 DE – Hamburg / Bambi Gallore
19.12.13 DE – Trier / Exhaus
20.12.13 NL – Arnhem / Willemeen
21.12.13 BE – Antwerp / Kavka
22.12.13 NL – Tilburg / Little Devil

Striker online:

http://facebook.com/strikermetal

 

Spanish goth rockers Rainover sign to Wormhole Death/Aural Music

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , on 9th September 2013 by Nico Davidson

Spaniard gothic rock band Rainover recently inked a deal with Wormhole Death Records/Aural Music and will release their new album Transcending The Blue And Drifting Into Rebirth via Aural Music Group/Wormhole Death Japan sometime in 2014.

The record was produced by Carlo Bellotti and recorded, edited and mixed by Jonathan Mazzeo at Mathlab Recording Studio in Italy. Mastering duties have been consigned to Dennis Koehne and Waldemar Sorychta (for Waldstreet & Denroad, at Flying Pigs Studio in Schwerte, Germany) and the artwork has been done by Mario Sánchez Nevado (Aegis). The band commented:

We are extremely happy to announce that we have signed a deal with the Italian label Wormhole Death. This is a great opportunity for us to present our music to a bigger audience based upon the support and hard work offered by this group of trustworthy professionals, who are capable of being critical in order to get the best results from us, but also amicable and very close to our views on music and the industry. On top of this, we have been working together on every aspect of the production of our new album, so you’ll soon be able to check out by yourselves just how productive our collaboration has been so far, starting by the preview we’re now showing you. Last but not least, they also have great bands in their rooster, so, all in all, we can’t be more proud and excited about this new chapter of Rainover as members of the Wormhole Death family!

Rainover online:

http://facebook.com/rainoverband

The Browning announce European tour in support of Hypernova

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , on 16th August 2013 by Nico Davidson

Electronica metal unit The Browning have announced a string of dates for an upcoming headline European tour in support of their new album, Hypernova. The Across the Nations tour will kick off on 22nd November in Chemnitz, Germany and will include shows in Belgium, the UK, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Italy, Austria and Hungary. The touring support will Upon This Dawning and Shoot The Girl First. Johnny McBee, frontman for The Browning, comments:

The Browning feels at home in Europe and we can’t wait to go back for our headliner!  We always have really crazy shows there and this time won’t be any different!  Everyone pick up our new album Hypernova so you can learn it before we come!

Tour dates are as follow:

Nov. 22 – Chemnitz, Germany – Talschock
Nov. 23 – Karlsruhe, Germany – Stadtmitte
Nov. 24 – Edegem, Belgium – JH Nootuitgang
Nov. 25 – London, UK – Borderline
Nov. 26 – Leeds, UK – Cockpit
Nov. 27 – Norwich, UK – Waterfront Studio
Nov. 28 – Glasgow, UK – Classic Grind
Nov. 29 – Bournemouth, UK – The Anvil
Nov. 30 – Bridgend, UK – Hobos
Dec. 02 – Haarlem, Netherlands – Patronaat
Dec. 03 – Cologne, Germany – Underground
Dec. 04 – Saarbrücken, Germany – Garage
Dec. 05 – Zurich, Switzerland – Dynamo
Dec. 06 – Calenzano, Italy – Cycle Club
Dec. 07 – Egna/Neumarkt, Italy – Point
Dec. 08 – Vienna, Austria – Arena
Dec. 09 – Munich, Germany – Backstage
Dec. 10 – Budapest, Hungary – Dürer Kert
Dec. 11 – Schweinfurt, Germany – Stattbahnhof

The Browning online:

http://www.facebook.com/TheBrowningOfficial
http://www.myspace.com/thebrowningproject

Fleshgod Apocalypse post lyric video for Minotaur

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , on 2nd August 2013 by Nico Davidson

Italian symphonic death metal overlords Fleshgod Apocalypse has recently posted the lyric video for Minotaur (The Wrath of Poseidon), which is taken from their upcoming album Labyrinth. The video can be viewed below.

The album was produced, mixed and mastered by Stefano Morabito at 16th Cellar Studios in Italy’s capital city Rome. Labyrinth portrays the band’s uniquely terrifying sound, making it what the band believe to be their masterpiece. Colin Marks (Kataklysm, Origin) created the spectacular artwork for the album as well as several piece for one massive and epic inlay. Labyrinth will be released 19th August via Nuclear Blast.

Commenting on the album, vocalist and guitarist Tommaso Riccardi said:

The concept of this album is based on the myth of the Labyrinth of Knossos and every character related to it. We focused on the philological aspect in order to represent all the elements of the classic world and, through a manic and meticulous research, we managed to create a  metaphor with our times, as the maze can be associated with the endless search for what we really are. We’re sure you will be stunned by this as much as we are.

Labyrinth track list:

1 KINGBORN
2 MINOTAUR (THE WRATH OF POSEIDON)
3 ELEGY
4 TOWARDS THE SUN
5 WARPLEDGE
6 PATHFINDER
7 THE FALL OF ASTERION
8 PROLOGUE
9 EPILOGUE
10 UNDER BLACK SAILS
11 LABYRINTH

Fleshgod Apocalypse will also be embarking on a UK tour in October.

Fleshgod Apocalypse online:

http://www.fleshgodapocalypse.com/
http://www.facebook.com/fleshgodapocalypse

Fleshgod Apocalypse stream new song, Elegy, from upcoming album

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , on 10th July 2013 by Nico Davidson

Italy’s Symphonic Death Metal horde, Fleshgod Apocalypse, have made the brand new track Elegy available for streaming and can be listened to below. The song comes from their upcoming new epic album, Labyrinth. The album was produced, mixed and mastered by Stefano Morabito at 16th Cellar Studio and hones in on the band’s unique traits, giving fans everything they could hope for and more. Colin Marks (Origin, Kataklysm) also created the cover artwork, as well as several pieces of art for a massive inlay. Labyrinth will be released on 19th August via Nuclear Blast. Vocalist and guitarist Tommaso Riccardi commented:

The concept of this album is based on the myth of the Labyrinth of Knossos and every character related to it. We focused on the philological aspect in order to represent all the elements of the classic world and, through a manic and meticulous research, we managed to create a  metaphor with our times, as the maze can be associated with the endless search for what we really are. We’re sure you will be stunned by this as much as we are.

Labyrinth track list:
1 KINGBORN
2 MINOTAUR (THE WRATH OF POSEIDON)
3 ELEGY
4 TOWARDS THE SUN
5 WARPLEDGE
6 PATHFINDER
7 THE FALL OF ASTERION
8 PROLOGUE
9 EPILOGUE
10 UNDER BLACK SAILS
11 LABYRINTH

Fleshgod Apocalypse online:

http://fleshgodapocalypse.com
http://facebook.com/fleshgodapocalypseofficial
http://nuclearblast.de/.fleshgodapocalypse

 

Italian vampire metal act Lord Vampyr signs to Crank Music and announce new album

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , on 9th June 2013 by Nico Davidson

Italian gothic-vampire metal band Lord Vampyr – whom are fronted by former Theatres Des Vampires founding member and vocalist Alessandro Nunziat, better known by his stage name and pseudonym Lord Vampyr – recently signed to the Crank Music Group and are set to release their first album in three years. The album is titled Gothika Vampyrika Heretika and was recorded at KK Digital Recording Studio in Cosenza, Italy. The album art was made by Mathias Rat. Gothika Vampyrika Heretika, which is described as being a mixture of fear and sadness and a return to the first glories of Lord Vampyr’s productions, will be released later this year on 21st September.

Lord Vampyr online:

http://www.lordvampyr.net/
http://www.myspace.com/lvampyr/
http://www.reverbnation.com/lordvampyr

 

Italian pagan metal band Draugr release stills from upcoming video

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , on 4th June 2013 by Nico Davidson

With a decade on the Italian metal scene under their belts, Pagan Black Metallers Draugr (No, their name wasn’t taken from Skyrim) have been filming a video for the track Legio Linteata from their second full-length album De Ferro Italico. True to its subject matter and the ethos of the band, which harks back to the country’s Pagan warrior past, the video was filmed in the ancient ruins of Alba Fucens close to Aquila and was directed by Gianmarco Colalongo. It is anticipated that when ready the video will make its internet debut on Blank TV.   Stills from the video have been uploaded onto Draugr’s Facebook page and can be seen at the band’s offical Facebook page.

Recorded and mixed by Davide Rosati in 2011 at the ACME Recording Studio in Italy, and mastered by Mika Jussila at the Finnvox Studios in Finland, the album De Ferro Italico recounts the deeds of a group of warriors whose devotion to the archaic traditions of the Italic cults of their ancestors put them in direct conflict with Rome and Emperor Theodosius’ decree, which, in 392AD,  led to the persecutions of all Pagan cults and paved the way for the rise of Christianity.  Commenting on the actual filming of the video, Ursus Arctos, Draugr’s keyboard player, said:

We especially chose the ruins of Alba Fucens in which to film the video because they have an ancient and solemn atmosphere which we thought was appropriate for a song celebrating the actions of our ancestors who risked all to oppose the forces of Roman imperialism and the Christian religion.

Formed in 2002 from the remnants of various black metal bands, and playing black metal in the style of bands such as Darkthrone, Immortal and Marduk, Draugr’s interests were always rooted in the Pagan spirit of the Abruzzo region of Italy.  It was an interest they used to develop their musical style over the years, adding keyboards in 2007 to give their sound the more epic feel that was to become what the band itself calls Italic Hordish Metal.

Draugr’s first full-length album Nocturnal Pagan Supremacy appeared on Christhunt Productions in 2006, and was followed by De Ferro Italico on To React Records in 2011.  The band is currently working on new material for their third full-length album.
Draugr is set to celebrate their 10th Anniversary with a special two hour show at Devilraid 9 in Manoppello Scalo (PE), Italy, on the 8th June.   More information about Draugr can be found on the band’s website at this location.

Draugr online:

http://www.draugr.it
https://www.facebook.com/officialdraugr
https://twitter.com/officialdraugr
http://soundcloud.com/draugrofficial
http://www.youtube.com/OfficialDraugr
http://reverbnation.com/draugr
http://myspace.com/furorepagano
http://www.lastfm.it/music/Draugr?ac=Draugr