KINGDOM Announce New Album ‘Sepulchral Psalms from the Abyss of Torment’

Blackened Death Metal monsters Kingdom have announced new alum that is set to release via Godz of War Productions. Their forthcoming third album entitled ‘Sepulchral Psalms from the Abyss of Torment’contains almost thirty-five minutes of impious, suffocating and ominous underground Death Metal.

The material was recorded this spring by LWN (vocals, guitars), STH (bass), SLW (drums) and SBCH (additional vocals).

Listen to it here-

METALLICA releases new song!!!!!

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Metallica is back with a bang with a new single Hardwired from their upcoming album Hardwired…To Self-Destruct . You can listen to it right here :


The following is the update from their official website!

It really does exist! We know it’s been a long time coming, but today we proudly introduce you to Hardwired…To Self-Destruct, the long awaited next Metallica studio album that is the follow-up to Death Magnetic! Two discs, nearly 80 minutes of music is coming your way on November 18, 2016… yes, THIS YEAR!

Hardwired… represents the next phase of our journey as Metallica and we are so excited to share it with you. If anyone was tuned into radio station 93X in Minneapolis earlier today, you heard the world debut of the first track, “Hardwired” and we’re hoping you’ll hear a lot more of it in the coming days. Produced by Greg Fidelman, along with James and Lars, this is our 11th studio album and is available for pre-order in a variety of configurations including 12 songs on a double CD, vinyl, digital download, as well as a deluxe version with the riffs that were the origins of the album. Everyone who pre-orders the album through Metallica.com will receive an instant download of the song “Hardwired.”

Keep watching this space for more information, we cannot wait to hit the road to play these songs live and get in your faces once again, so strap yourselves in… INCOMING!

Tracklist

Disc One

Hardwired
Atlas, Rise!
Now That We’re Dead
Moth Into Flame
Am I Savage?
Halo On Fire

Disc Two

Confusion
Dream No More
ManUNkind
Here Comes Revenge
Murder One
Spit Out The Bone
Disc Three (Deluxe Edition Only)

Lords Of Summer
Riff Charge (Riff Origins)
N.W.O.B.H.M. A.T.M. (Riff Origins)
Tin Shot (Riff Origins)
Plow (Riff Origins)
Sawblade (Riff Origins)
RIP (Riff Origins)
Lima (Riff Origins)
91 (Riff Origins)
MTO (Riff Origins)
RL72 (Riff Origins)
Frankenstein (Riff Origins)
CHI (Riff Origins)
X Dust (Riff Origins)

Despite the fact that it received mixed reviews from everywhere we certainly are looking forward for the album. Metallica literally slayed out an outrage sound which hardcore fans are taking quiet well. Hope the album carries out the same level of enthusiasm and give us another epic record to get our hands on.

[ALBUM REVIEW] INQUISITION- Bloodshed Across The…..

American Black Metal powerhouse INQUISITION have embarked upon their seventh album and what can be safely referred to as one of their best releases till date. The seventh outing titled Bloodshed Across The Empyrean Altar Beyond The Celestial Zenith, is set to release via Season of Mist on August- 26th.

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INQUISITION have yet again proved that their brand of Black Metal stands compact. Chaotic guitar works, fiery vocals, intense drumming have been the front runner for this record. The amalgamation of this has proved to be august, paving way for their signature sound. The grandiosity brought about with the ghastly guitar work; the raging tremolo picking akin to their classic Black Metal style has aided in achieving the atmosphere that has catapulted the album’s perception in my honest opinion.

Listen to the track Vortex From the Celestial Flying Throne of Storms

Dagon‘s vocals are distinguished but strong enough to carry the barbaric attitude to strike a punch. The drums are uncanny. The pattern and the playing attribute is quite staggering. The blasphemous temperament carried right from the start till the eerie outro is phenomenal. I think that’s what makes this record puissant. The production is rich. The band has notably adapted and has understood the factors and have kept their Black Metal emblem soaring high.

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Some of the momentous songs from the record include From chaos they came, the title track Bloodshed across the empyrean altar beyond the celestial zenith, A magnificent crypt of stars to name a few.

Tracklisting-
1. Intro: The Force Before Darkness
2. From Chaos They Came
3. Wings Of Anu
4. Vortex From The Celestial Flying Throne Of Storms
5. A Black Aeon Shall Cleanse
6. The Flames Of Infinite Blackness Before Creation
7. Mystical Blood
8. Through The Divine Spirit Of Satan A Glorious Universe Is Known
9. Bloodshed Across The Empyrean Altar Beyond The Celestial Zenith
10. Power From The Center Of The Cosmic Black Spiral
11. A Magnificent Crypt Of Stars
12. Outro: The Invocation Of The Absolute, The All, The Satan
13. Coda: Hymn To The Cosmic Zenith

Ratings- 90%

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Reviewed by-

Harsha Vardhan (Metaljesus Magazine– Owner/ Chief Editor)

[EXCLUSIVE ASIAN PREMIERE] MIST OF MISERY- Absence (Full Album)

Swedish hordes MIST OF MISERY have set out to release one of the most stupefying Black Metal records this year. The band’s full length- Absence is stated to release this August via Black Lion Records. The trio have definitely written one of the most compelling albums. Today, we are exclusively premiering the band’s full length- Absence.

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The band’s music rides high on the aggression of Black Metal that decimates with enthralling melodies and the malignant orchestral work that remains a mystery. It’s not very often that we come across bands that effectuates the catalyst which takes their music a mile further. MIST OF MISERY seems to have perfectly blended the very quintessence of symphonic black metal that is admirable.

Mist Of Misery‘s sophomore album- Absence is a causeway into the world of enigma. The melodies and the stunning guitar works in tracks like ‘Epitaph of penitence’; the mystical atmosphere that is forged in ‘Whistful Twilight’; the charismatic vocals in ‘Mist of Misery’ that demystifies the band’s heading, is a part of what this album channels.

We present you the exclusive Asian premiere of MIST OF MISERY‘s- Absence (Full Length)-

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Written by-

Harsha Vardhan (Metaljesus Magazine– Owner/ Chief Editor)

META-STASIS: It’s going to be heavy as fuck | Interview | MJM

Meta-Stasis is one of UK’s most prolific Extreme metal bands of the recent past. Having released two ground breaking albums which were both commercially and critically acclaimed; the band returns to India with Deccan Rock- IV and is set to co-headline with BEHEMOTH! Freshly back from playing the Bloodstock Festival last weekend. I speak to the front man- Jeremy Gomez or popularly known as Solomon.J.Lucifer.Christ about the band’s music, imagery, early times and lots more: Excerpts from the interview-

MJM. Greetings from the Metaljesus camp! You played Bloodstock Festival last weekend. How was it? You guys must be tired now after a jam packed weekend.

Solomon J – Bloodstock was unbelievable. We enjoyed every second of it, we acted like a pack of wolves running wild on stage, it was madness. We had the most packed out tent in the Sofie Lancaster stage and biggest circle pit out of the whole weekend according to the press and friends. We can’t complain about that.

MJM. That sounds great! Speaking of the band, you guys were originally as a studio project, how did the idea of creating an actual band come by?

Solomon J – It developed from a studio project with the members from Sikth and Ted maul into a live band because of the good response we got from press and fans of the release of the first album ‘When the Mind Departs the Flesh‘. The bands concept traces back to Gibraltar childhood memories and friends. The name Meta-Stasis was given as a torn all Gibraltarians have to live with, myself being a Gibraltarian. Franco, a Spanish dictator once built a massive factory close to the south of Spain, with the intentions of when southernly winds blow across Spain, the poisonous gases the factory produces infiltrates the lungs of the people of Gibraltar causing a lot of cancer. Many protests have taken place by Spanish and Gibraltarian people to close the factory down but till this day it is still stands there. We do NOT need cancer in any shape way or form and the spreading of the disease in metastasising but we see it as the real anti Christ which shows no compassion towards humanity. We are Meta-stasis !!!!

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MJM. What inspires you to write such lyrics? What was the concept behind the writing?

Solomon J – Concepts are of religion, personal turmoil, family and friend loss, psychosis and working with the mental health. This inspires me to write about the darkest corners of humanity.

MJM. How sure were you with the direction of the band’s music? The album, ‘When the Mind Departs the Flesh’ was a ground breaking album in the band’s career. It was critically and commercially acclaimed. Tell us about how this album was molded.

Solomon J – You can never be sure of a sound for a new band especially if it developed in a studio out of nowhere. The aim was to sound as heavy as possible and not to sound like every other band. When ‘The Mind Departs the Flesh Moulded’ from two months of self loafing in a negative house in Cockland. Ted Maul and Sikth members lived together in a house in London and so we turned the first floor of the house into a pro home studio recording the whole album from drums to vocals. It was all under the influence of the negative power !

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MJM. How different do you think was ‘The Paradox of Metanoia’, in terms of writing and approach with all the new members in place?

Solomon J – It was very different as it was no longer a studio project and we rehearsed songs and wrote songs partly at home and in a rehearsal room. Dynamics and song writing changed. Although the main writer was me, so the focus and direction was always the same. In ‘The Paradox of Metanoia‘ I Introduced a keyboard player to be able to trigger all the electronic sections. The band aimed to go for a more of a cross breed in music mixing extreme metal with jungle/drum and bass.

MJM. How important was it to keep an eye on the band’s on-stage imagery?

Solomon J – It’s always important to give a good impression live, we all wear our rotten suits, all suits have been hand made and buried in a hole in gardens for months drenched in vinegar and bleach. It’s important to not just look good but to smell at your best in every gig. Shock factor !

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MJM. Whose idea was it to establish such make up and costumes? Even perhaps the whole idea of Psychos, Serial Killers, Medical terminologies, hospital, nurses etc.,

Solomon J – It was an idea myself and the band had before when the mind departs the flesh came along. I myself have been fascinated with serial killers since an early age. I work with humans with severe problems in life such as psychosis, aggression, serial offenders and many medical conditions. My life evolves around extreme human conditions and dark motives in life.

MJM. How do people react after the performance, especially teenage girls that you might come across?

Solomon J – Most people react shocked I don’t know about teenage girls. They might run to their parents I guess.

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MJM. Have you ever come across funny public commentary because of such an appearance?

Solomon J – I think we have been called many things and been compared to many horror movies. It’s something you accept and move on. Once our key board player was called the owner of Kentucky fried chicken. They have also commented on our bass player’s hands as he has exceptionally large hands that cover his whole bass but unfortunately has a small winky.

MJM. Favorite artists other than Metal?

Solomon J – Fx Twins, Jeffery Darmer, Gojira, Strapping young lad, Morbid Angel, Alice in Chains, Slipknot, Salvador Dali, Ted Bundy, HR Giger, KFC, Chicken dandy.

MJM. Any favorite movies or TV series you love watching?

Solomon J – I hardly watch TV as I’m always painting or writing music. Although I love good dark horror movies like sinister, the exorcist, Texas chainsaw massacre, American horror story, insect programs, crime and serial killer documentaries.

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MJM. On a rather serious note, within a short span of time as a band, what are the most striking changes you see as a whole? People have also referred to Meta-Stasis as the ‘New Generation of Extreme Metal’. How does it feel to be honored with such titles? Do you think about it at all?

Solomon J – I think its great people think like that and can see the vision we entail. It’s taken the band a few years for people to understand what we are about. I guess it’s sometimes a hard capsule to swallow when you cross music genres for some true metal fans. It can be a hard pill to digest having all these styles in one band. But that’s what makes Meta-stasis. Defiantly, Metal Days, Bloodstock and India are the bands highlights.

MJM. Speaking of India, you guys played here earlier this year and are now returning back with Deccan Rock IV, co-headlining alongside BEHEMOTH! What’s running through your mind now?

Solomon J – We had the best times of our lives in India in January 2016 unforgettable. It was an honour to play to such a beautiful country and people. Getting invited back to India main supporting the mighty behemoth is like a dream for most of us. We are over excited and we can’t wait to come back and destroy India again with new songs and a killer new set that’s on fire !!

MJM. What is the first thing that comes to your mind when you think of India?

Solomon J – Beauty, freedom, purity, friendliness, good people, curries, chicken, sweat, floating feeling, stomach pains and pure metal.

MJM. So, what is the setlist going to be like?

Solomon J – It’s going to be heavy as fuck with loads of diversity which will take you to the darkest hell your human brain can ever take you. Not for the weak hearted.

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MJM. Do you have any last words for Indian fans?

Solomon J – We are coming for you all so show us your God !

MJM. Anyways, thanks for speaking to us. Looking forward to watching you guys here at Deccan Rock-IV. All the best with the upcoming shows and tours.

Solomon J: Respect and dandy !

Book tickets for Deccan Rock IV by entering ‘MJM’ followed by ‘your name’ in the name sections. Ex: MJM Harsha. Booking tickets this way would automatically put you in the list of buyers who are eligible in a draw to win specially signed posters from BEHEMOTH themselves! CLICK HERE.

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Interviewed by-

Harsha Vardhan (Metaljesus Magazine– Owner/ Chief Editor)

German Folk Metal giants- EQUILIBRIUM launch new album teaser!

German Folk Metal giants- EQUILIBRIUM are riding high on the their most anticipated album ‘Armageddon‘ which finally hit the shores via Nuclear Blast Records on August 12th, 2016!

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Watch the trailer for Armageddon below-

This time, the album was recorded, mixed and produced by René himself and was mastered by Maor Appelbaum (Los Angeles). The cover artwork was again created by Skadi Rosehurst.

Armageddon– track listing:
01. Sehnsucht
02. Erwachen
03. Katharsis
04. Heimat
05. Born To Be Epic
06. Zum Horizont
07. Rise Again
08. Prey
09. Helden
10. Koyaaniskatsi
11. Eternal Destination

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EQUILIBRIUM– Live at Bang Your Head Festival

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[ALBUM REVIEW] PSYCHOTRON- Lethal Paralysis

Over the years, The Bangladeshi Metal scene has evolved and produced some noteworthy bands. One such band that hails from the country and has carved a niche’ for itself has to be Psychotron. Pure old school Thrash attack! Fans of Overkill, Nuclear Assault, Onslaught, Anthrax, Death Angel etc., would definitely dig this band.

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The EP titled- Lethal Paralysis released through Mortuary Records, boasts five punching tracks that sets the tone and appeases their listeners. Its melodic, aggressive and carries the zest of 80’s Thrash Metal. The very glimpse of the album artworks, is indicative of what the album is about. Done by-  Somluck Art.

Right from the acute guitar work that penetrates your ears; the grueling melodies that you can’t not forget. Got to appreciate their effort that has laid down the foundation of this album. The bass adds the right amount of groove and has hiked the overall reception and sound of the album, though I couldn’t hear it promptly in certain sections but I guess it’s because of the production which I will talk about later. The drums are good and has that X-Factor and has stood as the back bone for this record, definitely enjoyed the interesting variations and patterns the drummer did out there. The lyrics are rebellious and the vocals is commendable. I wish there was a little more clarity in pronouncing the words, simply because it represses the efforts of the vocalist while he stresses out the lyrics. Overall, it was good.

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The production is old school, yes. Honestly, I feel it could have been better for what this record was. Simply because the instruments could have been clearer and even the vocalist’s efforts. I think a few volume adjustments here and there in the post-production stages could have taken this record far more ahead. I believe the band has been conscious about their production, I wouldn’t question that. Nevertheless, it’s one of the fewest Thrash Metal bands or even perhaps EP/Album, I have definitely enjoyed from the region. I welcome the efforts they have put forth to release this EP.

Ratings- 80%

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Reviewed by-

Harsha Vardhan (Metaljesus Magazine– Owner/ Chief Editor)