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STORMBRINGER release their first single & lyric video for ‘Through These Eyes’


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STORMBRINGER release their first taster from new third album ‘Born A Dying Breed‘, released in November, with the lyric video for single ‘Through These Eyes’.

Lyric Video for ‘Through These Eyes’: https://youtu.be/t_fdpcOxyH8

Their monster third album ‘Born A Dying Breed’ will be released on 3rdNov and it sees the band really ramping things up a notch, huge chunky hard rock tracks intermingled with some sublime songs showcasing their lighter touch, this truly is a fabulous album and should see them rise through the ranks with speed.

Northants rockers STORMBRINGER formed in summer 2011 when founding members Jon Quantrill, Dom Wallace, Ash Smith and Darren McCullagh got together to write and create what would become the 2013 debut album ‘MMXIII’, recorded with vocalist Mike Stockley. A mix of classic rock and heavy metal with a contemporary edge saw Stormbringer quickly set themselves apart.
After successful years gigging including shows at Download Festival and a main stage appearance at Bloodstock Open Air Festival, inspiration and determination was high when work began on what would be their second album. Jimi Brown replaced the vocals in the line-up and became part of the band late 2014, completing the recording of ‘Blood and Rust’, released in Oct 2015. Stormbringer would carry on to feature on Scuzz TV, in Metal Hammer magazine and would complete gigs, tours and shows all over the UK.
Their latest album ‘Born a Dying Breed’ is released through Attic Records on November 3rd 2017 kicking off a November/December tour. Jamie Peters joins the band on guitar completing the line-up that delivers STORMBRINGER’s all-out live show.

Tour dates:

4th Nov- Flairz Venue Bar Hastings with Liquid Chaos, NUMB
8th Nov – Craufurd Arms Milton Keynes with Unleash The Archers
10th Nov – B2 Venue Norwich with SynaptiK, NUMB
11th Nov – A Day Of Rock Festival, Corby
17th Nov – The Doghouse Nottingham with NUMB
18th Nov – Athletic Club Rushden with NUMB, Temple Of Lies
24th Nov – Club 85, Hitchin
25th Nov – Asylum Chelmsford with NUMB, FES uk
1st Dec – Voodoo Lounge, Stamford with Lewis Speirs, NUMB, BlackHawkDown
7th Dec – The Lounge Promotion-Nightclub Kolis London with NUMB

9th Dec – The Iron Road Evesham

 

 

 

Videos:
Through These Eyes: https://youtu.be/t_fdpcOxyH8
Bad Blood video: https://youtu.be/Cs5JRAuXx20
Rise video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Y3K6OmsVz4

‘Born A Dying Breed’ was produced, mixed and mastered by Russ Russell at Parlour Studios. Available to pre-order soon from: http://atticrecordsuk.bigcartel.com/ with distribution via Plastichead.

Debut album “MMXIII” out now on iTunes through Transcend Music: http://bit.ly/SBMMXIII

NUMB release lyric video for single ‘Time’, taken from debut album ‘Numb’, released 1st Sept


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NUMB release their lyric video for ‘Time’, taken from their new album which was released on 1st September via Attic Records.
You can check out the lyric video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eZpy518SOKY

Upcoming shows:

23rd September – The Prince Kettering (Numb Headline + Supports)
Supporting Stormbringer:
4th Nov- Flairz Venue Bar Hastings
10th Nov – B2 Venue Norwich
17th Nov – The Doghouse Nottingham
18th Nov – Athletic Club Rushden
25th Nov – Asylum Chelmsford
1st Dec – Mama Liz’s Stamford
7th Dec – The Lounge Promotion-Nightclub Kolis London
9th Dec – The Iron Road Evesham
23rd Dec – Attic Records gig (with Stormbringer, Temple of Lies, The Darkhorse, From Eden to Exile and Fuelled Hate)

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Festival Preview: Why Mammothfest UK Is Not To Be Missed


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With Mammothfest less than 3 weeks away now, we take a look at just a few of many reasons why you should be checking out this annual Brighton UK based festival, which keeps growing every year. This year it takes place from the 6-8th October at The Arch, Brighton located along the seafront, making it a great venue to host this mental extreme metal weekend.

All UK exclusive headliners!

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The festival has impressively managed to secure all three headliners as UK exclusives which is very exciting, especially when the headliners consist of controversial Greek extreme band Rotting Christ (Friday), Italian Avant-garde Fleshgod Apocalypse (Saturday) and Belgian metallers Amenra (Sunday). They can all only be witnessed at Mammothfest in 2017, so that is one hell of a reason to come along!

Rotting Christ: https://www.facebook.com/Rotting-Christ-290468585669/

Fleshgod Apocalypse: https://www.facebook.com/fleshgodapocalypse/

Amenra: https://www.facebook.com/churchofra/

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Bloodway Release New Video “Midlight Scout” & Album Details


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Romania’s BLOODWAY will release a new album on 3rd November 2017. The video of “Midlight Scout”,the first single coming from the album “A Fragile Riddle Crypting Clues” is out now!

Romania’s BLOODWAY cement their relationship with I, Voidhanger Records by releasing “A Fragile Riddle Crypting Clues”, the closing chapter of a trilogy which started in 2014 with the “Sunstone Voyager And The Clandestine Horizon” EP and continued the following year with the band’s first full-length, “Mapping The Moment With The Logic Of Dreams”. Lead by Costin Chioreanu, one of the most celebrated graphic artists within today’s metal field, BLOODWAY blend black metal, progressive metal, heavy rock and psychedelia in equal parts, forging a very peculiar style that revolves around deep emotions and dark inner visions, exactly like Chioreanu’s surreal art. “In this new chapter the same character from the previous albums returns to the world of humans, but with a different and larger perspective, animated by his experiences and mental transformations,” Chioreanu explains. “The world is nothing but a prison, with virtual walls risen from the controlled collective intellect, where all the prisoners are locked in by themselves. Everyone is free to go and live outside the so-called system, but nobody really wants to leave the cells for the unknown.” It’s a concept made of disenchantment and melancholy, and yet the album is more aggressive than BLOODWAY’s past material, as well as extremely dark. “In this prison, our character buries his achieved illusions about humanity and rediscovers memories from childhood,” Chioreanu continues; “he is attacked by chimeras, fears imposed by will, but at the same time he reaches illumination by simply accepting reality in it’s complete and horribly deceiving splendor. So he realizes that everything is nothing but a matter of perception.” From the
lyrical perspective, “A Fragile Riddle Crypting Clues” is BLOODWAY’s most introspective record, one that truly investigates Costin Chioreanu’s spirit, as underlined by two intense spoken words recited by Tomas Lindberg (At The Gates) and Mat McNerney (Hexvessel). “I never spoke straight about my personal experiences and personal life the way I am doing now,” he says. “I felt truly free and confident with myself doing this record, and that fueled its specific nature. I think our goal as aband was to bring into this world a very special record, by all means. I am deeply confident that we succeeded.”

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Interview: King Leviathan (UK)


INTERVIEW: King Leviathan (UK)

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by Carina Lawrence/ Dark Art conspiracy

Blackened Thrash Metallers King Leviathan from Brighton, UK have been building the cult-like following since their formation in 2014 after the release of their critically acclaimed 2015 E.P ‘The Shrine’, spreading their “Black Mass” to Bloodstock Open Air, local festival Mammothfest as well as touring and sharing the stage with the likes of Darkest Hour, Abhorrent Decimation, Meta-Stasis and more. Their mass continues to spread as in August this year they unleashed their highly anticipated debut album, ‘Paean Heretica’ via new label Infernum Records who they just signed with. There is lots going on for this metal quartet right now, so we caught up with vocalist/guitarist Adam Sedgwick to discuss their new album, the label, their origins, what lies ahead for the future and more.

Can you tell us about your formation in 2014 and how you arrived at the name of King Leviathan?

Our formation was pretty simple to be honest! Rob and I (Adam) Had been in a couple of projects before King Leviathan started, and a lot of them we’re hard rock based or Metalcore influenced. As much as we enjoyed them, when those projects dissolved we decided we wanted to do something that was straight up Sylosis and Slayer worship! Then Sam asked to join the band as he wanted to start playing metal again and we found Danny at a gig after seeing him playing drums with some bands at College – we asked him to join and then the rest is history!

The name was pretty easy as well, I had a solo project when I was living in Northampton called Crown I, Leviathan and I hadn’t used it for about 2 years by the time I started writing the first EP. I changed the name up to King Leviathan to give it a change, and that’s how it came about!

How would you describe your sound?

It’s a whole amalgamation of sound, cause we’re all influenced by very different music! But the easiest way to describe it would be cold, dark and aggressive.

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HAEMA Announce Debut EP ‘Insurrection’, To Be Released Via Sliptrick Records On October 31st


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Haema are an industrial-influenced experimental groove metal four-piece based in Northamptonshire, UK. Recently, the band has signed to metal label, Sliptrick Records, who will release the quartet’s debut EP, ‘Insurrection’ on October 31st, which was recorded at Initiate Audio & Media by Neil Hudson (Krysthla/Gutworm).

Formed in 2015, Haema encapsulates the essence of modern metal that likes to combine various styles of heavy music together. The four-piece hones in the heaviness and ferocity of groove metal, providing the crunchiest of hooks. This is balanced out by the infectiously catchy hooks reminiscent of the nu metal scene in the early 2000s. All the while topped off by a layer of electronic sounds and machine gun like precision found in industrial.

Within two years as a band, Haema have crafted a unique and individual sound that has been compared to the likes of the aforementioned bands also mixed with Tool / Rage Against The Machine overtones.

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