Freitag, 23. Januar 2015

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Something very special

After a hard-working period of composition and studio enclosure, Spanish VIKING FOLK METAL masters NORTHLAND steps forward towards its consolidation with their second full-length „Downfall And Rebirth“:


About „Downfall And Rebirth“:
Life and death, day and night… Everything has its beginning - birth, and its own end - death. Great civilizations fall and the new ones take their place as day turns to night and night turns to day. „Downfall And Rebirth“ explains the end of mankind as Mother Nature rises in vengeance against those who have made her suffer for so long. Meanwhile, somewhere out in space, celestial bodies collide to create a new world.
This concept is also present in „Downfall And Rebirth“ in different ways: the course of the day, defeats and victories. Even when the album comes to an end, replaying it again makes complete sense as a never ending cycle.



The origin of NORTHLAND, back into the end of 2007, started when the band edited the first demo „Freezing Sadness“. Wagering on a quite unknown style in Spain, NORTHLAND began to make concerts in order to claim for a place within the national Metal scene.
Their melodic music crossed the borders and the band signed up for the German label Black Bards.
As a result, „Northland“ (2010), their first studio release, was brought to light.
This launch of finest VIKING FOLK METAL opened the gates for NORTHLAND to participate in numerous festivals, tours and concerts around the European continent.
After three years and almost a hundred of gigs, NORTHLAND began to be considered one of the significant bands among the Folk Metal scene.
METALMESSAGE PR looks forward to the full co-operation with these exceptional talented musicians!

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Mittwoch, 14. Januar 2015

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Eruptiver Energiesprung über sämtliche Grenzen!

CYRENCE stammen aus der weltberühmten Bierhauptstadt München.
Yeah, und ebenso spritzig lecker und (über)schäumend ideenreich ist der wunderbar eingängig-melodische THRASH METAL-Sound der springlebendig aufspielenden Truppe!

Wer sich beim ersten Antesten des quirligen Songmaterials wohlig an die frühen - und besten - Zeiten von mächtig populären Genregrößen wie MEGADETH, METALLICA und ANTHRAX erinnert fühlt, den enttäuschen diese bayrischen Qualitätslieferanten dann auch nicht im Geringsten.

Im frühen Verlauf des aktuellen Jahres 2015 steht der vielfach ersehnte Release ihrer auf allen Ebenen verdammt inhaltsreichen EP „The Hospital“ an:




Und dass Sänger und Rhythmusgitarrist Tim Grathwohl mit seinem markant röhrenden und ansteckend aufmüpfigen Kehlenorgan partiell glatt als blutjunger 80's-Hetfield durchgeht, weiß den gewonnenen Eindruck noch zusätzlich zu potenzieren.

Doch die vier hochgradig enthusiastischen Thrash-heads geben sich beileibe nicht damit zufrieden, lediglich den unvergessenen Hochzeiten ihrer gespielten Stilistik einen möglichst individuellen Tribut zu zollen.

Sondern der enorm geistesgegenwärtige Energie-Vierer zeigt sich spielkulturell voll und ganz auf der Höhe der Zeit!

Und genau letzteres lässt die massiv mitreißenden Kraftschub-Attacken von CYRENCE schließlich so wohltutend frisch, so delikat knackig und so aufpeitschend belebend auf Gemüt und Gliedmaßen einwirken.



Es geht auf der neuen EP wirklich ständig rund:
Die Jungs haben auf „The Hospital“ raue und kantige Nackenbrecher ebenso im Programm wie klare, beinahe psychedelische Momente - ohne jedoch auch nur ansatzweise die jeweilig richtige Dosis an starker Heavyness, martialischem Groove und feiner Melodieführung einzubüßen.
METALMESSAGE PR freut sich schon wie das vielzitierte Schnitzel darauf, den EP-Release und die explosiv-melodischen Knallnummern von CYRENCE auf weltweite Ohren klatschen zu können.

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Freitag, 9. Januar 2015

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Save your breath … for RUNNING DEATH!

Nachdem METALMESSAGE über Monate hinweg weltweit überragendes Medienecho für die famose EP "The Call Of Extinction" bewerkstelligen konnte, wurden die vielfachen Bemühungen der PR Agentur nun auch um einen Plattenvertrag von Erfolg gekrönt:

Die bayerischen THRASH METAL-Qualitätslieferanten  RUNNING DEATH verkünden hocherfreut die für Anfang des neuen Jahres vorgesehene Veröffentlichung ihres Debütalbums auf Punishment 18 Records!



Details zum kommenden Langspielwerk werden von Band und Labelpartner zeitnah zum Release bekanntgegeben.
Die vier Thrash Metal-Spitzenkönner aus Kaufbeuren werden die Szene definitiv mit einem reichhaltigen Schuss an Originalität erfrischen können.

In diesem Sinne:
Get ready for DEADY!



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Donnerstag, 8. Januar 2015

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Aesthetically, beautiful, expressively
Lars Jensen and his one-man FOLK METAL project  MYRKGRAV is finally out with new material – the independently released digital exclusive single „Vonde Auer“:




„Vonde Auer“ continues where „Sjuguttmyra“, the band’s most recent musical effort from 2013, left off.

In other words: old-fashioned Folk Metal in which Jensen blends old and new in a manner distinctly Norwegian – including extensive use of Norway’s national instrument: the Hardanger fiddle, masterfully executed by renowned folk musician Olav Luksengård Mjelva.

Continuing the conceptual lyrical and visual tradition of MYRKGRAV„Vonde Auer“ features lyrics based off of folklore from Ringerike in Norway, Lars Jensen’s homelands.
In addition to the regular „Vonde Auer“ version (though there is very little regular about it), the release also features a genuine folk music twist wherein the song has been broken down, rewritten and rearranged for the Hardanger fiddle.
If one wouldn’t know better, one’d probably think it a centuries old traditional piece of music from a faraway Norwegian fjord village.

Alas, it’s simply Jensen and MYRKGRAV continuing with 1000 mile steps towards the most genuine blend of folk music and Metal possible.


Retrospective:
MYRKGRAV is a one-man Folk Metal project founded in 2003 by Lars Jensen in Norway. The band is heavily concept-based, with lyrical and visual themes rooted in folklore and local history from Lars' homelands, Ringerike and its surroundings.

MYRKGRAV relies strongly on Norwegian folk music (including the use of traditional instruments) in its sound, while retaining a distinct extreme metal basis, such as to aspire towards bringing folk and metal together like it was the most natural thing in the world. What started out as a bedroom Black Metal project in 2003, has evolved to become a fusion of several different styles.

In addition to Lars Jensen himself, MYRKGRAV often features guest members that add their own flare to the sound. As of today, the current recording line-up consists of the following individuals:
Lars Jensen: Vocals, guitars, flutes, keyboards and programming
Olav Luksengård Mjelva: Hardanger fiddle
Erlend Antonsen: Bass guitar

About Lars Jensen:
Lars was born 30.12.1986 in Ringerike, Norway.
Living in the small countryside village Åsa, he was subject to the rich folklore of the area, which would eventually shape much of his professional as well as personal future.

As of 2013, he is majoring in Folkloristics with a minor in Ethnology at Åbo Akademi University in Turku, Finland.
MYRKGRAV has teamed up with METALMESSAGE PR to help spread the good word of Norwegian Folk Metal!

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