A roundup of the latest news from Napalm Records including updates on Satyricon, Unleash The Archers, Alestorm, Seven Kingdoms and Dawn Of Disease.
Norwegian black metal legends SATYRICON have signed a worldwide deal with Napalm Records and entered the studio to begin recording a brand new album!
Formed in 1991 in Oslo, SATYRICON reinvented the world of extreme music. With their third album ‘Nemesis Divina’ released back in 1996, their status as one of the most significant and creatively vital bands in Norwegian black metal was already beyond dispute. When this most illustrious and influential piece of dark art was successfully re-released with Napalm Records in the Spring of 2016 and in celebration of the band’s 20th anniversary, it marked a cornerstone to extend the relationship to a worldwide record deal between the Austrian label and pioneers of black metal in SATYRICON.
Thomas Caser, CEO of Napalm Records:
„We are proud to announce the signing of one of this most influential Extreme Metal act and pioneer of a whole genre. This upcoming album will surely set another mile stone in heavy music and we are honoured to release it this fall!”
SATYRICON are already hard at work in the studio and are currently recording their highly anticipated new studio album that is set for a September 22 release.
SATYRICON have not just inspired entire genres and beyond, the band has also always excelled live. Their powerful and evocative performances, spearheaded by charismatic frontman and visionary,
Satyr as well as drummer extraordinaire Frost, will always be a memorable special event you will never forget.
The definition of matriarch says: “A woman who rules or dominates a family, group, or state; specifically: a mother who is head and ruler of her family and descendants.”
“The Matriarch” is also the brand new track and music video off of UNLEASH THE ARCHERS’ upcoming album Apex.
The album marks the tenth anniversary of UNLEASH THE ARCHERS! These heavy metal heroes are celebrating this honor with an exhilarating feast on their fourth masterpiece – out on June 2 via Napalm Records!
Check out the brand new video “The Matriarch”
Brittney Slayes states:
“This track is chapter three in the story, and in it we are introduced to our antagonist “The Matriarch” in all her malevolent glory. We call this one our “quick banger” because it’s fast, catchy, and fun, and hopefully it won’t take long to learn the words! It is sung from an omniscient point of view, drawing the listener in with tales of The Matriarch’s depravity. The best part is the bridge, because the song is so dark, and then it launches into this flowing wraithlike guitar melody that is so memorable, I sing along to it every time and I think the fans will too! Absolutely can not wait to play this one live ;)„
In case you missed the latest music video “Cleanse The Bloodlines”, you can catch up on it here
Channeling the fiery brilliance of shooting stars, there is immense beauty on Apex, and it clutches you with a fervor that lingers well beyond the last cymbal decay.
Through swift melodies and a flair for the dramatic, UNLEASH THE ARCHERS newest release compels you to chant with fists raised high in the air “All hail heavy metal!”
Pre-order Apex now
A pirate’s life is simple; they drink, steal and kill. But lead by the one & only heavy metal pirates, ALESTORM will be also killing it with their new and 5th studio album ‘No Grave But The Sea’,
which is set to be released on May 26th on Napalm Records!
In the words of ALESTORM:
“Oh wow! It’s Cinco de Mayo, so let’s celebrate with a song dedicated to our favorite country in the world – MEXICO! Like most of our music, this song is about drinking, pirates, and explosions.
And don’t worry, it’s not a real donkey, it’s just Bobo and Elliot in a donkey costume.”
So put on your eyepatch and let the rum flow freely for the unstoppable international party machine, and watch ALESTORM’s new video for ‘Mexico’ right here!
No other band in the galaxy creates such epic modern symphonic folk metal anthems with endless hooks that will be stuck in your head until the heat death of the universe. Twisted together with blistering harmonized guitar & keyboard solos, thunderous power metal majesty, and unrelenting modern metal riffing, ‘No Grave But The Sea’ is nothing less than the perfect soundtrack to the most epic battle of your life.
Pre Order No Grave But The Sea now
This is not only for fans of Game Of Thrones! “Rebellion is coming, soon the gates will fall” state the lyrics of SEVEN KINGDOMS’ latest track & music video “Kingslayer”.
SEVEN KINGDOMS are blazing a wild passion through every millisecond of their monstrous music. Welcome Decennium, their furious 10th anniversary. Be sure: This fast’n’heavy thrash and power metal is always uptempo, fierce and epic. Songstress Sabrina Valentine sings with full force and her charismatic voice flirts insanely with heavy twin guitars.
See and hear it for yourself with the official music video premiere for “Kingslayer”
The band states:
“Kingslayer is a song about Jaime Lannister’s betrayal of his oath, which earned him that very nickname across the Seven Kingdoms. The Mad King was ready to blow up all of Kings Landing with stocks of wildfire hidden under the streets, rather than face defeat to Robert’s rebellion. Having already seen enough atrocities committed by the king, Jaime could not stand by any longer with the lives of the entire city at stake. He murdered the Mad King, the one his life was sworn to protect. Instead of becoming a hero, this betrayal would be how history remembered Jaime Lannister.”
Decennium is out now
Since 2003 DAWN OF DISEASE have rumbled their way to the top as heavy weights of Germany’s Death Metal scene. Hailing from Osnabrück, DAWN OF DISEASE indulge some old school Swedish groove and raspy riffs: Bloodbath and At The Gates provide modern inspiration for aural inclinations of the band. However, their newest production won’t enjoy the well-tried manginess of long forgotten Death Metal days: The brand new album titled ‘Ascension Gate’ goes a different way with enthralling guitar work, enchanting management of melodies and brilliant tone. A hurricane of blastbeat drumming and the gigantic voice of Tomasz Wisniewski spark a fire that forges their spirit.
Now DAWN OF DISEASE unveil first and hotly anticipated details about their upcoming and fourth studio album ‘Ascension Gate’, which is set to be released on August 11st 2017 with Napalm Records!
Says the band: „’Ascension Gate’ was created and given birth within a comparatively short lapse of time. Thus it embodies pure energy and raw intensity. In comparison to our former releases our fourth full-length album is different in many ways as it modifies and expanses the musical elements we used to employ before. Besides the typical Dawn of Disease trademarks you will find more elaborate melodies that carry the listener through an atmospheric journey. Inspired by gloomy autumn days and the sheer endless darkness of winter ‘Ascension Gate’ adds more depth and catchiness to our sound than ever before without neglecting a huge portion of blastbeating brutality. Regardless of this dark and melancholic leitmotif we can promise you one thing: ‘Ascension Gate’ will bring you a very hot summer!“
After monstrous records such as ‘Legends Of Brutality’ , ‘Crypts Of The Unrotten’ and most recently their epic ‘Worship The Grave’ released just last year, DAWN OF DISEASE set a new standard for the expanding Swedish Death Metal scene with ‘Ascension Gate’ – their fourth hail of bombs full of volatile riff power. This is the new era of modern Death Metal!