YAYLA Releases “Pas.to.rale” via Merdümgiriz Records

YAYLA is back with its fifth full-length “Pas.to.rale”, the first release from this ambient black metal act in four years.


Released by Merdümgiriz Records on February 5th, 2017, the project from multi-instrumentalist Emir Toğrul presents a heavy fusion of ambient and metal, and after the departure from the monotonous sound of the now cult trilogy, “Pas.to.rale” sees YAYLA sounding more dynamic, oppressive and hypnotic than ever before, and while there are countless influences from different styles and techniques, this album is surprisingly tight and unified.

YAYLA’s Emir Toğrul comments: «”Pas.to.rale” takes many forms with lengthy instrumental tracks, from synth driven string ensemble ambiences to psychedelic guitar tracks, to “traditional” black and death metal songs with very unconventional structures fused with synths. The YAYLA concept is at its pinnacle in “Pas.to.rale”, with the name of the band and our whole concept of nature based metal music coming to an alchemical home as we delve back into our roots after all these years of adventures as VIRANESIR and BLIGHTED in an ironic existential absurdity. It’s a tale of dungeon style atmosphere, relentless black metal, nostalgic overdose and musical hypnosis.»

As with all his work on Merdümgiriz Records, each copy of “Pas.to.rale” CD, Tape, t-shirt and patch will be handmade in the artisanal style. Emir paints the discs, cuts and inserts the prints for the jewel case and jacket, making all non-machined parts from scratch. All current and upcoming merch comes to fans directly from the hand of the creator himself.

“Pas.to.rale” is available for streaming and full download at this location:

1. Altars In Temple Sewers
2. Everyday Is Death For Us
3. Pandora
4. Funeral
5. Steadfast Chaos
6. Endless Regrets
7. Mantras Of Separation
8. Rats
9. Pastorale
10. They Are Losing You From Me

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Damnation Plan Releases DIO Cover as a Second Single From “Reality Illusion”

Finnish Espoo-based progressive melodic death metal band Damnation Plan releases a second single from their upcoming new album “Reality Illusion”.


The single is a tribute to the past heavy metal legend Ronnie James Dio in form of a classic DIO track “Don’t Talk To Strangers”.

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Jarkko Lunnas from Damnation Plan comments the single release:

“For our first album as bonus tracks we had created our versions of the movie themes ‘The Terminator’ (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DZLWEuYO1as) and ‘The Running Man’ (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xniQmO7V3yU), to pay tribute to our childhood inspirations and heroics (and oh yes, we still get kicks out of them!).

So for this new album we wanted to do some cover track as well. We were throwing around some ideas to do some pop songs etc. until the idea to do Dio’s ‘Don’t Talk To Strangers’ came up. So, instead of a hologram we came up with our version of one of the late legend’s finest tracks to honor his legacy. So here it is – ‘Don’t Talk To Strangers’, in style of Damnation Plan!”

“Reality Illusion” album release date is March 10th 2017.

The band is currently running a Pledge Music pre-order campaign for the new album. In addition to the new album, the campaign provides exclusive pro-shot 10+ episodes video documentary about the making of the new album.
The campaign can be found from here http://pledgemusic.com/damnationplan


Reality Illusion tracklist:

01 – Intro
02 – Beyond These Walls
03 – Rulers Of Truth
04 – Rise Of The Messenger
05 – Blinded Faith
06 – The Empowerment
07 – Maze Of Despair
08 – Iron Curtain Falls
09 – Reality Illusion
10 – A Chapter In Greed
11 – The Final Destination
12 – Don’t Talk To Strangers (Bonus track)

Total length 56:22:40

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Krysthla Posts Lyric Video For “Make Disciples Of The Nations”

British extreme metallers Krysthla have just dropped a punishingly epic lyric video for new song ‘Make Disciples Of The Nations


The track is the second song to be taken from the Northamptonshire’s forthcoming brutal sophomore album.

“‘Make Disciples Of The Nations‘ is buried in the feeling of helplessness and despair as the world is plunged into misery as the wars keep coming. An endless stream of ignorant cannon fodder gets in line to go and do their part for democracy but it all means nothing in reality.  Eventually, all the nations of the world will be without culture or individuality. Goddess Columbia rules ok!” – Neil Hudson (guitars / lyricist)
Hailed by Metal Hammer Magazine (UK) as “setting 2016 on fire” (alongside Textures Dream Theater, Anthrax, and Devin Townsend) one of the finest extreme metal acts around will release their second album ‘Peace In Our Time’ on 7th April 2017 via PHD.
This new studio offering from Krysthla sees the British five-piece producing something extremely special. Part metal, part extreme, part technical, part progressive… Aurally this is a metal fan’s nirvana. There’s an abundance of aggression on offer, and yet the power of the band is amplified even more with melodic tinges and lighter musical landscapes, which never detract from the powerhouse delivery Krysthla is renowned for.


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Iconic Sumerian black thrash demigods MELECHESH have announce hit European stages again next month. See dates and tour poster below.

On this tour with friends in GORGOROTH, the band will be supporting their most recent collection of sonic magick, »Enki«, which was released in 2015 via Nuclear Blast and received raving reviews from all over the globe. The record features guest appearances by legendary metal musicians Max Cavalera (SOULFLY), Rob Caggiano (VOLBEAT, ex-ANTHRAX) and Sakis Tolis (ROTTING CHRIST).

Commented band founder, singer, guitarist and main songwriter Ashmedi: “We are so looking forward to hitting the road again with our brothers in GORGOROTH! Nothing beats the energy of playing live, sharing our sound with the crowds is a cathartic experience! Expect nothing but sonic magick! See you out there, lost tribes!”


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VATICAN – “March Of The Kings”

VATICAN from the Cleveland, Ohio Area can be considered as what is widely called a “US Metal Cult Band“.


Between 1986 and 1990 only four demos had been released along with a compilation album in 2014 which nowadays are masterpieces for aficionados. Since 2011 the band is active again, and have been playing concerts throughout the Midwest and East coast of America.

Now for the first time, the long awaited full studio album of new material entitled „March Of The Kings“ is finished. Classical US Power/Heavy Metal with pounding double bass, poisonous sharp high pitched vocals and soaring guitar solos and a nice portion „old school metal style“; fanciers will love it.

10 songs of finest, exquisite and pure „American Metal“ straight out of the rust belt of Ohio.


1. Alive To The Grave
2. Deadly Wind
3. Running
4. Mean Streak
5. Falling From Grace
6. Waysted
7. Fears Garden
8. Die A Heart Attack
9. Corruption
10. Opus #9
Total Playing Time: 39:48 min

Brain McNasty – vocals, bass
Vince Vatican – guitars
Vic Gribouski – drums

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WRETCH Stream New Single “Throne Of Poseidon”

US power/thrash metal act WRETCH are pioneers of their local Cleveland metal scene and have since forged ahead to become an internationally recognized force of powerful melodic metal with festival performances in Germany and Greece. Prepare for the bands latest release ‘The Hunt’ – a shredding masterpiece that will appeal to fans of Primal Fear, Iced Earth, Helloween and Iron Maiden.

The first album to feature new singer Juan Ricardo who has a voice reminiscent of the mighty Bruce Dickinson, the new album is 40 minutes of exceptional power/thrash that marks the bands long journey since its 2006 debut ‘Reborn’

Released through the prestigious German label Pure Steel Records, who also released the bands previous album ‘Warriors’, the new album will be released in February before the bands upcoming European tour in March alongside Split Heaven.

European Tourdates 2017:

03.03.2017 Come Inn – Renchen (Deutschland)
04.03.2017 Full Metal Osthessen – Niederaula (Deutschland)
07.03.2017 Schaubude – Kiel (Deutschland)
08.03.2017 Slaughterhouse – Berlin (Deutschland)
09.03.2017 Jan Hertog – Maasmechelen (Belgien)
10.03.2017 P3 – Purmerend (Niederlande)
11.03.2017 German Swordbrothers – Lünen (Deutschland)
12.03.2017 tba – Marburg (Deutschland)
14.03.2017 Baltic Wheels – Rostock (Deutschland)
15.03.2017  Bambi Galore – Hamburg (Deutschland)
16.03.2017 MTS LP´s und CD´s – Oldenburg (Deutschland)
17.03.2017 De Meester – Almere (Niederlande)
18.03.2017 N201 – Aalsmer (Niederlande)
19.03.2017 Little Devil – Tilburg (Niederlande)

Listen below:

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