Nuclear Blast Records are proud to announce that Svalbard have signed to the label globally. Formed in Bristol UK in 2011, the blackened post-hardcore group have since released three studio albums, three EPs and several split releases. Their exceptional latest studio album ‘When I Die, Will I Get Better?‘ was dubbed by Metal Hammer as “the most important British metal record of 2020”. A career milestone, it cemented Svalbard as a powerful and vital component of our global music scene.Continue reading SVALBARD sign to Nuclear Blast Records
With their new album “The Shape of Everything” released next week on Pelagic Records, U.S ‘doom pop’ outfit SOM have shared the new video for the dreamy post-metal track ‘Center’, directed by Samia Zaidi. Will Benoit from the band comments,
“‘Center’ was one of the first songs we worked on as a band remotely during lockdown. The vocals were originally written for another project that ultimately got shelved, but I really liked what I had come up with and couldn’t just leave them on a hard drive to die. The chorus has this anthemic, almost pop hook, but if you read the lyrics and look under the hood, the song is much darker. I love songs that present themselves one way on first listen, but can take you somewhere completely different the more you pay attention. I felt like there was room on The Shape of Everything to explore a slightly different tone like this one, but outside the vocals, I honestly had no vision for where it could be taken musically. So we tried an experiment: can the band write music around an existing vocal? Particularly in a time when we couldn’t all be in the same room anyway, it seemed like a good time to try out a different approach. I sent the isolated vocal tracks to everyone on top of a simple drum beat. Joel and Justin went back and forth developing the instrumental melodies and dynamics until we settled on this big dirging riff that really only changes to make the verses drive harder. Mike added lush, drippy guitars over the top and brought the whole thing to life. It took a lot of Zoom calls and sending flles back and forth, which probably made this the most challenging song to finish on the album — both lyrically and musically — but it’s heavy, it’s pretty, and it accomplishes a lot of what I hope to accomplish with SOM all inside of a 4-minute song.”
Hot on the heels of their debut full length album, Mountain Caller return with a new EP, Chronicle: Prologue, the follow up and conceptual prequel to their debut Chronicle I: The Truthseeker. That album was released to wide acclaim, as well as a passionate response from an already devoted fanbase.
Continue reading Mountain Caller announce new EP ‘Chronicle: Prologue’ / Listen to ‘Beyond This Black Horizon’
Chronicle: Prologue gives further depth and insight into the conceptual story that embodies their output, as well as their own musical journey.
YEAR OF NO LIGHT have shared the harrowing new video for ‘Réalgar’, written and directed by Corentin Schieb, Mathias Averty & Célia Le Goaziou. The track, described by the band as, ‘a mineral dive in the interzone, a journey between several realities and a confrontation with our inner demons’, is taken from their new album “Consolamentum” set for release via Pelagic Records on 2nd July. Watch the video now:
YEAR OF NO LIGHT are celebrating their 20th anniversary as a band this year. On the occasion of this, Pelagic Records are releasing not only their new album “Consolamentum” on 2nd July, but a wooden box set containing their entire discography of 5 studio albums, several split EPs, and the collaboration with Belgian composer Dirk Serries from the ‘Live At Roadburn’ recordings, on 12 vinyl records.Continue reading YEAR OF NO LIGHT ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM ‘CONSOLAMENTUM’
For Those That Wish To Exist, the ninth studio record from England-based post-metalcore quintet ARCHITECTS, is out now via Epitaph Records.
The self-produced record finds ARCHITECTS tackling the biggest questions facing the future of our planet with their grandest, most expansive sonic offering yet building upon the band’s hallmark post-metalcore sound by layering a burgeoning influence of electronics and orchestral strings, horns and choirs. The result is a rich tapestry that transcends the limitations of genre and rewards exploration and immersion in its journey.Continue reading ARCHITECTS release their huge, brand new album ‘For Those That Wish To Exist’, out today, Feb 26th, through Epitaph