A roundup of the latest news from the underground metal scene around the world. Artists include Drachenfeur, M8L8th, Pyramaze, Say Bok Gwai, Legacy Of Emptiness, Slagduster, Cadaver Disposal, Theocracy, Incontinence, Eli van Pike, DVT and ChuggaBoom
AUSTRIA: BLACK METAL
DRACHENFEUER RELEASES REALM OF LIGHT ON DARK AGE PRODUCTIONS
Dark Age Productions announces the release of the debut album of DRACHENFEUER titled Realm Of Light on Double CD Digipak and limited edition Cassette. DRACHENFEUER is cinematic dark ambient soundtrack “dungeon synth” for fans of Summoning, Mortiis (Era 1), Ringbearer, Elffor…
The music of DRACHENFEUER is an epic journey through Middle Earth and its creatures. Soundscapes that will transport you to a land where dragons breath fire, where warrior legions raise their swords, where the beauty of friendship comes to a dark edge and where mighty forests cover the land in darkness…
RUSSIA: BLACK METAL
M8L8TH unveil new single “L.A.H.”
After countless nights of iron will and ardent sorcery, russian black metallers M8L8TH is proud to unveil the new single “L.A.H.”
“Luciferian Aesthetics of Herrschaft” pushes the boundaries of the ever-expanding M8L8TH universum even further, journeying through the darkness in search for the inner light. The new single marks a milestone on the band’s way to the fourth full-length album, scheduled for release later this year.
Official WEBSITE: http://militant.zone/m8l8th-lah/
Single on Bandcamp: https://w8tanjugend.bandcamp.com/track/l-a-h-luciferian-aesthetics-of-herrschaft
Single on YouTube: https://youtu.be/vKHNMYGlZZM
Promo video for the single: https://youtu.be/Y3zGp_R6yh0
MELODIC METAL: DENMARK
PYRAMAZE: “KINGDOM OF SOLACE” LYRIC VIDEO RELEASED
The melodic metal band PYRAMAZE just released a lyric video for the track “Kingdom of Solace” from their highly anticipated new album “Contingent”. The album will be released on April 28th in Europe and North America through Inner Wound Recordings.
Link to the lyric video: https://youtu.be/pMqEJfoqyWs
HARDCORE METAL: SAN FRANCISCO
Say Bok Gwai Brings Back CantoCore With Limited Four Shows
Say Bok Gwai will present four shows in Pacifica, San Francisco, Oakland and Berkeley catering to diverse audiences. Ensuring a chance to experience CantoCore to all, Say Bok Gwai will perform two FREE shows and three ALL AGES shows.
Taking the CantoCore to unique stages from to the porches of San Francisco to a skatepark in Oakland.
The series begins with a FREE show at Winter’s Tavern and ends with a show at world famous 924 Gilman Street. Say Bok Gwai disbanded in 2010 and was known as a duo but for this series will perform as a trio. TRIO/Chinese Jesus CDs will be available at all performances.
SAY BOK GWAI LIMITED 2017 Performances
May 13, 2017 – Winter’s Tavern, Pacifica
May 20, 2017 – Porchfest, porches of the Mission district in San Francisco
May 27, 2017- SK8fest, 1899 9th street Oakland CA
June 10th, 2017- 924 Gilman Street, Berkeley
NORWEGIAN SYMPHONIC BLACK METAL
LEGACY OF EMPTINESS STREAMING NEW TRACK ‘DESPAIR’
Norway’s LEGACY OF EMPTINESS have released a new track in the form of ‘Despair‘, taken from their brand new full-length album, entitled Over The Past. Like its namesake, the song traverses many emotional peaks and valleys – scaling mountain tops with massive sounding keyboard crescendos, then a sudden plummet to the deepest, darkest caverns of Nordic black metal.
Release date for Over The Past out June 12th 2017 via BLACK LION RECORDS in CD/digital format. Pre Orders can be made here.
CANADA: PROGRESSIVE DJENT METAL
Mathcore Index Premiere SLAGDUSTER’s ‘Profane Puppet’; New Album ‘Deadweight’ Out May 5th
Inspired by such giants as Goijira, Sikth, Meshuggah, Dillinger Escape Plan, Between The Buried And Me, SLAGDUSTER offer a progressive, groovy, creative, unique and heavy sound. It’s been a few years since their 2010 debut album ‘Nature.Humanity.Machine’ hit playlists for metal fans around the globe and now the isolated band from Grand Forks, BC return in 2017 to unleash their follow up ‘Deadweight’ due out on May 5th, 2017. Previously giving fans two singles to check out ‘Mother’s Milk’ (listen here) and ‘Peeping Ron’ (listen here), SLAGDUSTER is sharing another track off the upcoming release with an exclusive premiere on Mathcore Index for ‘Profane Puppet’ at the following link: http://www.mathcoreindex.com/2017/04/exclusive-premiere-slagduster-profane.html
GERMANY: DEATH METAL
CADAVER DISPOSAL NEW LYRIC VIDEO RELEASED
German death metallers Cadaver Disposal have released a new lyric video for the track “Congregation”, which is taken off from their upcoming album, “Transformatio Mundi”.
“Transformatio Mundi” will be released on April 28th via Nihilistic Empire Records.
Watch the video below or at this location: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mo6BNoWhLVQ&t=144s
ATHENS, GEORGIA: MELODIC METAL
THEOCRACY: “EASTER” LYRIC VIDEO POSTED ONLINE
The Athens, Georgia-based melodic metal band THEOCRACY just released a lyric video for the track “Easter” from their new album “Ghost Ship”.
Link to the lyric video: https://youtu.be/UMDKtNbyD0w
“Ghost Ship” was released in October last year and entered the Billboard Hard Rock chart at #19, the Heatseekers chart at #7 and the Independent Albums chart at #44.
Upcoming Theocracy shows
May 27: Murray Hill Theatre – Jacksonville, FL
June 24: Reggies – Chicago, IL
July 28: BFE Rock Club – Houston, TX
July 29: O’Rileys – Dallas, TX
November 11: The Maywood – Raleigh, NC
NEW YORK: DEATH METAL
Incontinence Premiere New Lyric Video ‘Inner Psychopath’ With Slam Worldwide
Featuring members of Skinless, Held Under, Armor Column, Dry Heave and Burial to name a few, and having recently announced their debut record, New York death metallers Incontinence today join forces with Slam Worldwide to unleash a new song and lyric video, ‘Inner Psychopath’!
Watch ‘Inner Psychopath’ Here!
“The song is about a guy a lot of people know,” begins vocalist and guitarist David Seacord, “and that is a guy who believes in crackpot conspiracy theories to the point that he believes that the forces of the so-called new world order are going to come for him someday. He’s believed this for a long time, but these mysterious forces haven’t come for him yet, so he is practically begging someone, anyone, to break into his house just so he can have an excuse to kill someone without impunity.”
GERMANY/USA: INDUSTRIAL METAL
Eli van Pike release Debut album “Welcome to my Dark Side”
The German-American Industrial Metal Act `Eli van Pike` is releasing its debut album” Welcome to my Dark Side “.
The ten-song album mixes a variety of musical influences from the band’s members, but always remains true to a tougher musical line.
Elements from Gothic, Industrial and NDH unite Eli van Pike into an independent whole.
The album is available on all popular music platforms.
CALIFORNIA: HARDCORE PUNK
DVT Launch Crowd Funding Campaign For Upcoming Album ‘Local Harassment’ + Show w/ Hed PE
California hardcore punks DVT whom are signed to Fatal Illness Management have launched a crowd funding campaign on Indiegogo to reach a goal of $3000 to put towards the completion of their upcoming album “Local Harassment”. The album was mixed and mastered by J-F Dagenais (Kataklysm, Ex Deo) and recorded in part at Trench Studios (Abysmal Dawn, Helsótt). The artwork is set to be done by Andrei Bouzikov (Toxic Holocaust, Municipal Waste).
To check out merch perks DVT are offering fans, please visit the following link: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/help-d-v-t-mix-and-master-their-album-music#/
UNITED KINGDOM: METALCORE
ChuggaBoom Trolls Metalcore Elitists In “White Moms Can’t Chugg” Music Video
Comedic metalcore outfit, ChuggaBoom is back and trolling the internet trolls with a new single titled, “White Mom’s Can’t Chugg“. The single inspired by Reddit users, comes from their upcoming EP, “Kevin” and is set to release May 12th.
“This song is the Chuggalo Anthem. Anyone who has ever listened to heavy music has been told that its just a phase and to listen to “real music”, but we are here to tell them to fuck off and join the Chugg Life. Its a pledge to both our fans and ourselves that we are never going to sell out and that we will always stay true to what we are – The Greatest Metalcore Band on Earth. The Chuggalos believe in what we stand for, so we need to stay true to that and make sure we are standing in solidarity with them. We’re never selling out, no matter what our parents say!”