Hellbound Hearts have released a video clip for their new song ‘The light we cannot see’

Hellbound Hearts have released a video clip for their new song ‘The light we cannot see’, taken from their forthcoming debut album ‘Film Noir’ (out 7th April)


Hellbound Hearts lead vocalist and guitarist Danny Lambert talks about the songs on ‘Film Noir’:

Suffering the Radio

“The last great period of British music is a fading memory, replaced with an acceptance and almost macabre celebration of staggering mediocrity, formulaic unit shifters and false celebrity. But there are some who will not accept that all hope is lost. We are the vampires scrambling for the blood….”

Online zine ‘One Metal’ describes Hellbound Hearts as, “the kind of music that should be played with high octane and fervent amounts of passion.” With the emergence of their debut album, ‘Film Noir’, the Yorkshire alternative rock trio have solidified the promise shown on previous eps in a fashion that simply shouldn’t be ignored if you’re a rock fan.
Produced by Matt Ellis at Axis Studios (Black Spiders, Terrorvision), ‘Film Noir’ is a commanding collection of songs that range from feel-good melodies to dark, sinister hooks, whilst all the time packing in stand out singalong choruses and heavy grooves.
Be prepared to go dark… ‘Film Noir’ is released 7th April 2017.
‘FILM NOIR’ Tracklist

1. Suffering The Radio
2. Broken Hearted
3. Poor Disguises
4. The Light We Cannot See
5. Still We Wait
6. Blood
7. Wake Up
8. We Are All Alone
9. Fortunes
10. Silent Horror Movie

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GraViL return with new single ‘Decommissioned’ / Sophomore album ‘No More Forgiveness’

The new GraViL album ‘No More Forgiveness’ is released 5th May 2017.

“Mammoth grooves from a technically advanced future” Metal Hammer

“GraViL showcase confidence with fantastic, blistering songs” Terrorizer

“Brutalising Tech Metal Wizardry” Kerrang!

With fire and no fear on their side, 2017 sees GraViL rise from the big smoke with the release of their new album ‘No More Forgiveness’ on 5th May.

Before the album drops, the band pulls no punches with the introduction of lead track ‘Decommissioned’.
Frontman Grant Stacey isn’t holding back with GraViL’s return to form, he said, “There is a massive sub-context of loss within the new album, with 2016 notably being a brutal year, however ‘No More Forgiveness’ pulls in a lot of strength from negativity that all too often engulfs our society and ways of life. It’s time to make a stand and do what’s right… and this is us, doing things right.”
GraViL’s new single ‘Decommissioned’ isn’t shy in coming forward, as Stacey notes, “It deals with betrayal on a huge scale. One of my favourite songs from the album, it’s really punchy and therapeutic, in a twisted kinda’ way!”

‘No More Forgiveness’ tracklisting:

1) Detonate
2) Are We Alive
3) I Am The Blood
4) Plagues, Thieves And Murderers
5) Locate The Traitor
6) Choke In Silence
7) Fractured, Divided
8) Decommissioned
9) Forever Is A Prison
10) One Eyed King
Pre-order ‘No More Forgiveness’ on iTunes / Get ‘Decomissioned’ instant download: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/no-more-forgiveness/id1204823503
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GraViL is:

Grant Stacey – Vocals
Tony Dando – Lead & Rhythm Guitars
Charlie Webster – Rhythm Guitars
Sparx – Bass and Backing Vocals
Perrin – Drums
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VI to Re-Release Debut EP

French black metal newcomers VI, featuring current and ex-members of Aosoth and Antaeus, will re-release their debut EP, “De Praestigiis Daemonum”, on March 31st via Agonia Records. The re-release, re-mastered by M. (Mgła) in No Solace Studio, will include a new cover made by Adrian Baxter.

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The line-up of VI is shaped by INVRI (Aosoth, ex-Antaeus) on guitars and vocals, BST (Aosoth, ex-Antaeus, The Order Of Apollyon) on bass and Blastum (ex-Aosoth, ex-Antaeus, Merrimack) on drums. Their music bestirs within the characteristic black metal niche developed by the said bands, with the addition of expanded guitar work, choirs and subtle sample parts. VI describes their music as “extreme, devoted black metal with illuminated chaos”.

INVRI commented on the re-release:

     “This first offering always meant a lot to us. This is where it all started. We keep listening to it wondering how we managed to release such a beast. 10 years later, we still dont get it. All went so fast, from the composing to the unexpected acclamation. It took years to compose something else, it was so intense and natural that we feared we could never do better. Re-releasing this EP is the opportunity for all of you to put your hands on it, and it was a good opportunity for us to refresh that old demon we cherish so much”.
     Working with Adrian Baxter, Kontamination Design and No Solace was such an experience. One more time with this release, everything went fast. All this worldwide team managed to provide a brand new face in only few days and we feel honored to see how much efforts have been put into this release while, few years ago, only a bunch of maniacs believed in us.
     We would like to thanks the Agonia team, for being a part of those. This release will now never die and will rise, and will shine upon us for the next decade and more to come.
     Ceux qui moururent dans la douleur ne se relèveront pas dans la joie”.

I) Et maintenant je lui appartiens ainsi ma chair mon sang et mes actes lui sont dédiés.
II) Je me dresse devant le trône et j’attends mon jugement en crachant sur le livre de vie.
III) Si le sommeil de ma raison se fait trop lourd, je deviendrai le monstre qu’il aura tenté d’engendrer.
IV) Il n’y a pas de repos, ni le jour ni la nuit, pour ceux qui ont adoré la bête et son image et pour quiconque a reçu la marque de son nom.

Available formats:
– Gatefold black LP.
– Gatefold gold LP.

Pre-orders will be available later this week at:

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February 13th 2017- Los Angeles, CA The clandestine order of chaos known as Empyrean Throne have joined forces with New York based Extreme Management Group alongside reputable bands such as Suffocation, Cattle Decapitation, Origin, Cryptopsy, Disgorge, Decrepit Birth, Atheist, Rings of Saturn and many more.

Empyrean Throne’s front man Andrew Knudsen commented: “We are honored to partner with such a prestigious management group as EMG, who not only believes in Empyrean Throne, but who also wants to advance our march upon new territories. With this newly forged alliance, we will be able to expand our voice toward the far reaches of the metal genre and beyond. As we debut our first full-length record, Chaosborne, we stand proudly with EMG at our sides, beneath the Banner of Chaos!”

Empyrean Throne has yet to announce the official release date for “Chaosborne” and reviews from press thus far have been stellar. The entire Empyrean Throne team are all extremely excited to unleash it to metal heads worldwide.

EMG artist manager, Mark Müller commented: “The moment I heard the unreleased “Chaosborne” album I was enthralled and couldn’t stop listening to the album from beginning to end. Empyrean Throne’s professionalism, high intensity and perseverance is remarkable. We’re confident they are primed for great things and look forward to a bright future together.”

Empyrean Throne will be direct support for the mighty OVERKILL and NILE on February 25th at The Grove in Anaheim. Check out the link below for ticket information.

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Inner Wound Recordings are proud to announce the signing of POWER QUEST, one of the premiere melodic power metal bands in the world, to the label. The band will hit the studio in April and the new album is scheduled to be released in October.
Known for their catchy, uplifting sound and superb live shows, PQ are back to deliver their 6th album in conjunction with Inner Wound. Having toured with the likes of Helloween, Angra, Freedom Call and Symphony X to name but a few, the band are ready to take things to the next level.
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Steve Williams of Power Quest comments:
I’m really pleased to have sealed the deal with Emil and Inner Wound for the release of the next PQ opus. We were in discussions for a couple of months, during which time the salient points of the deal were already agreed before I recently flew to Gothenburg to sign the agreement in person. In this age of faceless business it was refreshing to do things the old fashioned way. I’m really excited about this collaboration and we have a lot of cool things planned for the next 12 months.
Emil Westerdahl of Inner Wound Recordings comments:
It’s a true pleasure to announce the signing of POWER QUEST to the label. During the past few months that Steve and I have been in contact it’s become clear that we share the same vision for the band and that POWER QUEST and Inner Wound is a perfect fit. I am really excited about the cooperation and also confident that together we’ll be able to take POWER QUEST to the next level.
Power Quest line-up
Ashley Edison – Vocals
Steve Williams – Keyboards
Dan Owen – Guitars
Gav Owen – Guitars
Paul Finnie – Bass
Rich Smith – Drums
Upcoming Power Quest shows
Mar 23: Wedgewood Rooms – Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Mar 25: Hammerfest – Pwllheli, United Kingdom
Jul 02: Sin City – Swansea, United Kingdom
Jul 16: SOS Festival – Manchester, United Kingdom
Aug 18: Sabaton Open Air – Falun, Sweden
Sep 06: ProgPower USA – Atlanta, USA
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Courtesans Unveil Dark New Video for ‘Mesmerise’!

Courtesans Unveil Dark New Video for ‘Mesmerise’!

British Alt rockers, Courtesans who like to break the norm with their unique sound which has elements of doom, grunge and pop. They have gained mass attention from the media and music lovers alike for their innovative and exciting sound.
The band have just dropped their latest new video single taken from their upcoming and highly anticipated EP, ‘Better Safe Than Sober’.
Check out the dark alluring and hypnotic new video which accompanies the mood and tone of the song perfectly making it very powerful and captivating:

The new single Mesmerise is taken from their upcoming new EP Better Safe Than Sober which is out March 31st.

You can read our review of Courtesans Better Safe Than Sober EP here: https://darkartconspiracy.com/2017/01/29/review-courtesans-better-safe-than-sober-ep/

Website – www.thecourtesans.org
Facebook – www.facebook.com/thecourtesans
Twitter – https://twitter.com/the_courtesans

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