Montag, 29. März 2021

 

ANTRISCH
Triumph on the stormy peak!


[ Logo: Dantas Inferno ]



ANTRISCH cultivates in a highly original and independent way an exquisite mixture of different styles of Black Metal, skillfully mixed with parts of Doom, Djent and Dark Ambient.

The group name ANTRISCH is inspired by the world-famous South Tyrolean mountaineering legend Reinhold Messner, who published the dialectical term ‚antric light‘ – which stands for ’strange, secretly, uncanny‘ and simply fits perfectly to the atmospheric music of the Würzburg hopefuls.


[ Pic: Antrisch • Retouching & editing by Christian Wolf ]


Founded in 2020, ANTRISCH with their highly charismatic ATMOSPHERIC BLACK METAL explore the inner world, which allows for the wide range of expressions that the human spirit is capable of bringing forth from the inner life.

In addition, the outer world is also thematized in an equally sophisticated and no less gripping way, whereby the profound formation essentially deals with the vast landscapes and the captivating forces of nature, which have been experienced in the most extreme way by some daredevils through past, historical expeditions to the most extreme landscapes of the world.

45° 49′ 57″ N, 6° 51′ 52″ O
On April 8, the intrepid visionaries around guitarist and main composer Robert Falcon Scott rope all inclined listeners along to experience a musical and lyrical expedition to the heights of the world and the depths of man with the sensational debut EP „EXPEDITION I : Dissonanzgrat“:


[ Artwork: Antrisch • Photo still is taken from the motion picture „Nanga Pargat“ by Hans Ertl (1953) ]


MEDIA FEEDBACK:

5 / 5
„The extreme and unforgiving landscape is captured perfectly, whilst capturing a wide range of complex, adrenaline fueled and fear driven emotions … you are left with a constant chill down your spine, as it feels like the band gave carved out the grim, isolated and chilling atmosphere out of a glacier … distinctly unique … carefully calculated and executed perfectly … stunning debut …“
(Fjordhammer)

etc.

[ Emblem: Dantas Inferno ]



Band:
https://www.facebook.com/Antrisch/


PR:
https://www.metalmessage.de/Promotion_ANTRISCH_en.php

Donnerstag, 11. Februar 2021

 

Sublime forged stainless steel

You love it completely individual, contagiously fervent, thoroughly inspired as well as with the greatest possible devotion?
Then get prepared for 100 % genuine and overwhelming listenable EPIC HEAVY METAL of the highest order!

ON ATLAS‘ SHOULDERS stands for uplifting, memorable melodies, an impressive vocal range and moving backing vocals combined with harmonized guitar riffs!


[ Artwork: On Atlas‘ Shoulders ]

TRACKS:
01. The Executioner 03:21
02. 5 Billion Years 03:39
03. Ruins 03:59
04. When Heavens Collide 05:55
05. Age of Fire 02:59
06. To the Wolves 04:00
07. Flight of the Falcon 04:10
08. Interceptor, Truth Protector 03:55
09. Biohazard 03:03
10. Brothers in Arms 04:53

total: 39:54


Powerful solos and thundering double bass characterize the enormously beefy sound of these quickly convincing German hopefuls.

The outstanding gifted formation was founded in late 2018 in Frankfurt, Germany, by highly soulful vocalist Marius B̦nisch and guitarist Ben Chadwick Рcompleted by axeman Bj̦rn Anders and drummer Leo Pick.


[ Pic: On Atlas‘ Shoulders ]

LINE-UP:
Marius Bönisch • Vocals
Ben Chadwick • Guitar & Backing Vocals
Björn Anders • Guitar & Backing Vocals
Ben Chadwick • Bass
Leo Pick • Drums


ON ATLAS‘ SHOULDERS released their elevating debut album „Invictus“ in June 2020, laying a strong foundation in the global Heavy Metal scene.

Their second full-length assault „Hyperion“ delivers anthemic, combative and gripping material from start to finish – an exquisite album for connoisseurs and appreciators that is as very deeply thought-out as it is captivating. „Hyperion“ will hail the world in summer 2021!

DISCOGRAPHY:
2020 • Invictus (Full-length)
2021 • Hyperion (Full-length)

ON ATLAS‘ SHOULDERS is available for interviews via phone, Skype & email !

PR:
https://www.metalmessage.de/Promotion_ON_ATLAS_SHOULDERS_en.php


Donnerstag, 21. Januar 2021

HAND OF KALLIACH is available for interviews via phone, Skype & email

[ handofkalliach @ gmail.com ]

Similar: Primordial, Oceans Of Slumber, Ihsahn

Official PR: 
https://www.metalmessage.de/Promotion_HAND_OF_KALLIACH_en.php




Hailing from Edinburgh, Scotland, Husband-and-wife two piece HAND OF KALLIACH arose in December 2020 with the launch of their fascinating debut EP, „Shade Beyond“.

As their touching eclectic ATMOSPHERIC CELTIC METAL sound is defined by distilled Scottish, Gaelic and Celtic overtones, blended with a poisonous Melodeath Metal foundation, it was picked up very quickly by stations and playlists as ‚January’s Band Of The Month‘ on the Midnight Hour show on Metal Meyhem Radio.

[ Artwork: Hand Of Kalliach ]

TRACKS:
01. Fàilte 04:56
02. Fathoms 02:59
03. Overwhelm 03:27
04. White Horizon 05:19
05. In Tempest Wrought 07:08

total: 23:49


Whilst influenced by Folk music, HAND OF KALLIACH creates minimal use of traditional instruments, instead lifting rhythms, time signatures and patterns from Folk music and adapts them for distorted guitars

The tracks of „Shade Beyond“ range in atmosphere from the charged energy of „In Tempest Wrought“ and „White Horizon“, to the raw aggression of „Fathoms“ and the darker intonations of „Fàilte“, and to the more classic Metal punch of „Overwhelm“.

[ Pic: Hand Of Kalliach ]

LINE-UP:
Sophie Fraser • Vocals, Bass
John Fraser • Vocals, Guitars, Drums


The overwhelming mixture of the multi-talented pair is truly as unique as it is hypnotic – just dare to imagine a deeply lovely voice like Sarah Brightman’s, as in „White Horizon,“ where the vocals then soar into gripping epic visions of world escape!


DISCOGRAPHY:

2020 • Shade Beyond (EP)


HAND OF KALLIACH
 • Online:
https://www.facebook.com/HandOfKalliach/
https://www.instagram.com/handofkalliach/
https://twitter.com/HKalliach
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLA5Ts8SYWUuKEk5Lbma8bA
https://handofkalliach.bandcamp.com/
https://open.spotify.com/album/0hqvZXvEdXXLRiBs1xImi9


MEDIA FEEDBACK:

„… HAND OF KALLIACH does a tremendous job at keeping that energy, power, and all the sensations that a rock-solid work of Folk Metal needs in order to succeed where many others might slack to help make ‚Shade Beyond‘ not only an interesting debut but an immensely promising one at that.“
(Head-banger Reviews)

„… Gaelic and Celtic overtones that can be normally heard in traditional Scottish Folk Music and blend it with Epic Metal sounds … incredible range of Folk and epic Metal production … distorted guitars and incredible growls performed by the husband, balanced with the orchestral softness in the background and the wife’s almost faerie-like vocals is an enchanting listening experience.“
(Miss Mephistopheles)

etc.

Mittwoch, 30. Dezember 2020

 


Frenzied grandeur!


The timeless style of great Swedish pioneers like Dissection, Vinterland, Unanimated, Dawn and Sacramentum, multi-instrumentalist and singer Knell feels obliged not only musically-ideally and tastefully.

Even more, the enthusiast has become so addicted to the legendary legacy of these titans that his excellent debut album „The Everlorn“ goes far beyond the status of mere homage.

[ Pic: JAR ]

LINE-UP:
Knell • All instruments, Vocals

In 2016, he founded SINIRA – for Knell, this was the beginning of the very personal fulfillment of his MELODIC BLACK METAL longings, so to speak.

Two years later, the first demo „Dawnless Twilight“ followed, which the versatile maestro now follows up with a truly powerful long-playing strike:

[ Artwork: KN ]

TRACKS:
01. Where Starlight Does Not Shine 07:47
02. Gardens Of Pestilence 08:21
03. The Everlorn 09:26
04. Souls Of The Flame 01:48
05. Tear Ladened Skies 06:48
06. Our Final Nightfall 07:45
07. Dawnless Twilight 11:27
08. Omega XI 02:44

total: 56:06 min.

Eight wonderfully catchy and rousingly triumphant tracks that hold everything that once so magnificently began the great whole of this unique métier!

With „The Everlorn“ the gifted exceptional artist succeeded in a flawless bull’s eye.
SINIRA quickly inspires with uplifting melodies, intoxicatingly desperate vocals and heaps of thundering pattering playing tempos.

>>> Knell of SINIRA ist available for interviews via email !

Label:
Northern Silence Productions

PR:
https://www.metalmessage.de/Promotion_SINIRA_en.php

DISCOGRAPHY:
2018 • Dawnless Twilight (EP)
2019 • Soulreaper (Single)
2019 • Where Starlight Does Not Shine (Single)
2021 • The Everlorn (Full-length)

MEDIA FEEDBACK:

10 / 10
„… without a doubt one of the best ( if not the best) albums released in 2020/21 … master of furious melody … pure devotion to chaos, which conquers without a doubt all the darkest nostalgic waters …“
(Science Of Noise)

4 / 5
„… a working, dynamic, determined disc with an obvious quality in all its forms.“
(El Portal Del Metal)

8 / 10
„… the result of a unique artistic vision … guitar playing is effective … extremely atmospheric … drumming goes in the faster direction, which I appreciate … production is very good.“
(WeRock NU)

7 / 10
„… guitars with a clear Scandinavian Melodic Black Metal influence … epic and dramatic … everything revolves around rhythmic exchanges, rolls leading to the classic outburst, but there are also fast and direct dynamic parts … the vicious, corrupt and unhealthy aura of the genre is clearly heard … good example of a reference to a bygone era with an heartfelt debut and an fair homage.“
(Metal IT)

3 / 5
„… sounding huge … the drums thunder across the sonic field like a a rumbling tank whilst the snare shoots through your ears like a machine gun … really love the sharpness and clarity of the guitar tones … icy riffs … very well mixed album … adds that bit extra as well as maintaining the aggression and rawness of the songs.“
(Fjordhammer)

„… will not fail to make people talk about it and make the artist rising into another dimension … in any case a first album of great quality released by the Texan project, which leaves with a head start to win the honorary title of the discovery of the year.““
(Heidnir)

„… a gem that does not stop to scream out of the chest … the reproducibility is quite high with the musicality that everyone remembers … especially the first half of songs is convincing … a masterpiece … recommended for all Black Metal fans …“
(Noisy Minority Work)

„… full of melody, amazing riffs and all together do very good songs, and the very good songs do an amazing album.“
(Blessed Altar)

„… was recommended to me by a member of The Metal Gamer community and I can’t thank her enough for it! This debut screams Dissection, hell I even had to check at times if it wasn’t them playing some unreleased tracks or something … if you love melodic Death/Black Metal then you will love this, simple as that.“
(The Metal Gamer)

„… a highly-melodic work, full of the sort of genuine lead guitar work often missing from extreme Metal.“
(No Clean Singing)

„Pure and hard brutality with an undeniable classic evocation … sounds very good … a lot of power.“
(Abismo)

etc.

Mittwoch, 4. November 2020

 

DESPERATION BLVD
On the road of broken hearts


Since September 17, the Italian hard rockers have been presenting the music video for the track „November Pain“ from their self-titled debut EP – and if you think of Guns N‘ Roses right away when you hear such a song title, you can feel exactly on the right 80’s track:
https://www.youtube.com/embed/cVGgMPeh8yc

Clear echoes of other well-known cult bands such as Faster Pussycat, Bulletboys, L.A. Guns, Pretty Boy Floyd, Bang Tango, Vain, Babylon A.D., Tuff and Dangerous Toys round off the lively, uplifting sound.

DESPERATION BLVD is a brand new project from Italy, born from an idea of two experienced musicians, guitarist Alex ‚Crown‘ Corona and drummer Elvis ‚Hell‘ Ortolan. The trio is completed by bassist Matteo ‚Matt‘ Martinelli.

[ Pic: Gabriele Boz ]

LINE-UP:
Crown • Guitars
Matt • Bass
Hell • Drums

Guest musicians:
David Reece (Accept, Bangalore Choir) • Vocals in ‚North-East Boulevard‘
Thomas Silver (Hardcore Superstar) • Guitar solo in ‚North-East Boulevard‘
Fabio D’Amore (Serenity) • Vocals in ‚Hold Back The Rain‘
Herma (Sick ’n‘ Beautiful) • Vocals in ‚Queen Of Heartache‘
Alessia Scolletti (Temperance) • Vocals in ‚Sorry (I Don’t Want You)‘
Claudio Coassin (Raintime/Fake Idols) • Vocals in ‚Henhouse Tales‘
Mattia Martin (Bad As) • Vocals in ‚November Pain‘


The band’s current debut is a self-titled six-song EP consisting of five enormously crisply orchestrated and cool vocalized original songs as well as the Duran Duran classic „Hold Back The Rain“ – a vibrant and enormously casual cover version that immediately defines the strong personality and unique SLEAZE’N’ROLL style of DESPERATION BLVD.

[ Artwork: Simone ‚Zimon‘ Sut for N.B.S. • Imagination & Design ]

TRACKS:
01 November Pain 03.04
02 Queen Of Heartache 03.11
03 Henhouse Tales 03.04
04 North-East Boulevard 03.09
05 Hold Back The Rain 04.13
06 Sorry (I Don’t Want You) 03.53


This deliciously snappy release is enriched by various guest musicians. Among others, former Accept singer David Reece is featured in „North-East Boulevard“, and Thomas Silver from Hardcore Superstar contributed a wonderfully fluid guitar solo for the number. Serenity vocalist Fabio D’Amore, on the other hand, shows in „Hold Back The Rain“ that he has a remarkably wide range of skills, while the no less vocally strong, changeable Alessia Scolletti from Temperance in „Sorry (I Don’t Want You)“ partly goes completely out of herself.

Recorded and co-produced by Michele Guaitoli, known from the bands Visions Of Atlantis, Overtures and Temperance at The Groove Factory Studio, „Desperation BLVD“ will be released in December 2020.


EMAIL:
infodesperationblvd@gmail.com

DESPERATION BLVD are available for interviews via phone, Skype & email

PR:
https://www.metalmessage.de/Promotion_DESPERATION_BLVD_en.php

Dienstag, 3. November 2020

Philosophical optimism

Initiated as a solo project by singer Coldun himself in 2006, COLDUN has meanwhile grown into a veritable formation.

The group is made up of top-class musicians and long-time companions, all of whom have gained experience and competence through various band activities and projects in the last 20 years.

[ Pic: Coldun ]

LINE-UP:
Coldun • Vocals, Bass, Hammond, Synths
ZK • Guitars
MR • Guitars
NC • Drums

On the impressively art-minded 2014 second work „Collapsing Polarities“ the whole timeless class of COLDUN’s aesthetic-philosophically impregnated work is already revealed.

Now the musicians climb the logical next step together with their enthroned throat emperor:
The new and third album with the inspiring title „Grand Sun Ritual“ was mixed and mastered in the Priory Recording Studios Birmingham by Greg Chandler (Esoteric) in outstanding quality.

The ATMOSPHERIC PROGRESSIVE METAL of the soulful top experts from the Ore Mountains is once again vocalized in a highly uplifting manner with the absolute grand championship, for which the unmistakably evocative exceptional voice of frontman Coldun stands so uniquely.

With the professional artwork, the authors represent their profound complete works in finest cover and inlay quality:

[ Artwork: KaGo.O_O ]

TRACKS:
01. Grand Sun Ritual 07:41
02. The Forest And The Soul 06:23
03. Down Below 07:42
04. Salvation Day 08:32
05. Stories Untold 05:19
06. Hail Out To Thebes 09:16
07. I Dreamed That Dream 06:34

total: 52:00 min.

Listen title track:
https://soundcloud.com/metalmessage/coldun-grand-sun-ritual

„Grand Sun Ritual“, a real soul slurper, shows influences from Doom to Post Metal and connects both worlds, which the tasteful creators love so much.
Thus, COLDUN let atmospheric and deeply rich ambient sounds come together with wild Rock/Metal guitar riffs and drums in an amazingly fluid way, deliciously refined with the classic aroma of 70s guitar and Hammond feeling.
The necessary edge in the often majestic sound image is provided by hard, sometimes even post-black stagings, which can ultimately bring a modern, but always fully genuine and down-to-earth high-class sound to brilliant radiance.

[ Pic: Coldun ]

In terms of content, the new long-player revolves around the eternally topical questions of humanity about the respective meaning of life and death.
The thought-provoking lyrics of the songs show a radically positive basic tenor, which stands for Coldun’s personal conviction that in death nothing is absolute – and certainly not an end.
In recent years he has developed and cultivated relevant impulses for this insight as a distinctly spiritual character by means of various journeys to areas of the world that are correspondingly revealing for him. (Markus Eck)


DISCOGRAPHY:
2007 • Necessariis? Dubiis? Caritas? (Full-length)
2014 • Collapsing Polarities (Full-length)
2021 • Grand Sun Ritual (Full-length)


MEDIA FEEDBACK:
9 / 10
„… captivates … so extraordinarily well that one can hardly get away from it after intensive enjoyment … impressive sound design …“
(KOBZR Magazine)

EMAIL:
coldun@gmx.de

COLDUN is available for interviews via phone, Skype & email

PR:
https://www.metalmessage.de/Promotion_COLDUN_en.php

Freitag, 14. August 2020

 


Ready for boarding!



It just doesn’t matter whether the five bright privateers from 
CALAROOK enter stages or auditory canals, because no rum barrel remains full.

With extremely fiddly violin pranks, wildly scrubbed guitar thunder, commanding bass barrels, explosive drumming and stormy growling, the lively Helvetians produce exactly the special variety of PIRATE METAL that massively animates to celebrate, mosh and head bang.


[ Pic: Dan’s Art ]

Philipp Wyssen • Vocals
Nico Wiget • Guitar
Lukas Mischler • Violin
Flavio Pompeo • Bass
Yves Locher • Drums

Sovereignly balanced and jaggedly mixed with infectiously playful Folk Metal parts, rabid Death Metal reels and sometimes a pinch of wonderful nonsense – CALAROOK fires an endlessly captivating seafaring sound that leaves no one standing still or even sober.

After the foundation in 2014, their own songs were eagerly written by those involved. In 2017, the no less humorous bullies board the genre with the lively EP „Calico“.

The wind and direction were still good for the sworn team and this gave the long-thirsty breakwaters the opportunity to prove their extensive skills at the established Ragnarök Festival in Lichtenfels.


[ Artwork: AZRAELDESIGN ]


TRACKS:

01. 47°30’18“N 8°51’52“E 02:02
02. A Cursed Ship’s Tale 04:33
03 Quest For Booze 05:36
04 Into The Storm 07:05
05 Surrender Or Die 04:27
06 Invisible Pineapples 05:09
07 Kraken’s Chest 05:46
08 Paul The Parrot 03:36
09 Jack Rackham 03:22
10 Kicking Flamingos 03:33
11 Davy Jones‘ Locker 03:47
12 Tentacle Explosion 02:34
13 Loyal To None But Rum 04:38
14 The Legend Of Liquor Island 03:03
15 The Feast Of Emerald Meadows 04:34
16 The Undying Sailor 05:37

total: 69:22 min.

So it goes full steam ahead for CALAROOK – the enormously content-rich debut album „Surrender Or Die“ will be launched on September 11ᵗʰ, 2020!

CALAROOK • Online:
           

E-MAIL:
band@calarook.ch

 CALAROOK is available for interviews via phone, Skype & e-mail

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