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Aural Music - March 2012 Newsletter (Part I)

AGRUSS sign with code666 code666 is happy to announce the signing of the Post-Atomic Sonic Tribe AGRUSS for the release of their debut album titled "Morok", scheduled to hit stores on April 26th, 2012: a very symbolic day, since it is the 26th anniversary of the Nuclear Accident of Chernobyl. Agruss was founded in Ukraine in 2009. All members of the band have grown on a land that symbolically reflect the reality of our days: ancient forests, swamps and rivers surrounded by three old nuclear power plants from Sovietic era, one of which exploded in 1986, leaving a permanent scar on our planet and in the life of 6 young mens. "Morok" is the debut album of this incredible band, a desperate scream of frustration, anger and condemnation to the world, and for the world. "We are very proud to work with code666" says vocalist Tvorek " it is a label devoted to discover special and unique bands from obscure places, we really feel at home here. “Morok” is our debut album and it is the first part of a future trilogy... our songs are the result of experiments and rituals to recreate the post-atomic atmosphere of our land... those tracks have been recorded in very difficult living conditions for us, but the whole process helped our everyday life in many ways, so we decided to experiments with sound structures and melodies, from the cold and depressive black metal to pure hardcore brutality. Nature is inside us, we are inside the nature." More informations at http://t.ymlp202.net/ussmadamsujavajhalaewms/click.php

NACHTVORST sign with code666 code666 is proud to announce the signing of the Obscure Black Metal duo NACHTVORST for the release of their new album titled "Silence", scheduled to hit stores in late May 2012. Nachtvorst was created in the winter of 2007 by Leopold and Erghal to compose atmospheric and emotional music trying to recreate the extreme vastness of Kantian Sublimity... By blending elements of black, death and doom metal and incorporating post-rock and sludge metal the music becomes a dark fusion of thick sound and psychotic vocals. After their praised 2009's debut album "Stills", hailed as one of the best underground album of the Year, Nachtvorst worked 3 long years to make the next step up with the brand new opus "Silence", scheduled on cult label code666 for may 2012. More informations at http://t.ymlp202.net/ussjafamsujacajhacaewms/click.php

Aural Music - March 2012 Newsletter (Part II)

LINGUA CALL IT QUITS Dear members of the world who make out the few percentage of it that is our listeners, when we started this band it's main purpose was to be musical therapy for the four of us involved. within the walls of our rehearsal space we could do anything, and we did all that our minds could come up with. maybe not the most original stuff ever to come out of a band, but it was heartfelt and at the top of our performance. that was all we needed and all we ever wanted. during the ten year life span of this band we made eight demos and three cd's (including the alter egos come sleep and rövfitta) and we are glad we've had the chance to make and record so much music. we haven't travelled far or often, but some of the gigs we've done have been amazing and journeys on stage. music is a very onesided relationship. you take, music gives. if music doesn't give, you listen to something else. when you are done with music, you sell it and buy new music. unless music keeps giving, then things stay the same until it doesn't. now, treat people like that and they will leave you. thankfully, music makes you feel but it doesn't feel. we like to talk about music as our lover, but we treat it like a whore. it sounds harsh, but it's the truth. so what's the point to all this ranting? well, two months ago, misha decided to leave the band. music wasn't giving any more. the muse that had been lingua inspired no new material and was giving no theraputic value. in fact, he felt like he didn't need that kind of therapy anymore. anyone who listenes to the lyrics off the last album can clearly hear the direction things were going. we worked so hard making "all my rivals..", drained ourselves from ideas and threw everything we had in it. little did we know we were working on our swan song. but it became very clear to us as a year progressed after its release and we stood without new ideas, energy or inspiration. lingua had been drained and there was nothing we could do to bring it back to life again. when misha anounced his departure, all these issues surfaced and it stood clear that the band in fact had been dead for a long time. we just didn't want to se it. we had a great run, ten fucking years! but everything ends, and lingua (with all its alter egos) ends here. so what now? thomas, anders and patrik has decided to keep playing music, but under a different name and with all new material. there was never any doubt not to bring in more people and keep lingua alive. lingua is a collective and it has four members. without any single one of us out, lingua is not. simple as that. misha has decided to leave music alone for a while in hope to find new inspiration. meanwhile he's going back to school in order to educate himself as school was one of his imaginary ghosts as a young man. but whatever we do musically, we promise you that we will keep you updated on this blog so you can follow us, if you feel it's hard to let go. but we can't leave without a grand finale, right? so first off we will finnish what we've started, which is a new rövfitta demo. expect 13 tracks of hard hitting and utterly stupid thrash punk in swedish. we've also decided to upload everything we've ever done with lingua that isn't bound to legal restraints to our reverbnation site. all our demos, some from the albums, some rehearsals, pre-recordings from 2007 and a few live takes as well. it will all be up there in a little while (or a long while), we'll let you know when it's time. and after that, it's goodbye!

Aural Music - March 2012 Newsletter (part III)

AURAL MUSIC IMPRINT TO RE-RELEASE DEATH-METAL MILESTONE "INSIDE THE UNREAL" Goregorecords, the Death Metal sublabel of Aural Music, will re-release the long time sold out album "Inside the Unreal" from italian Death Metal Gods ELECTROCUTION. to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the original release, the members of the band gathered to work on this special, limited edition CD, remastered and visually revamped in a luxurious digipack. Commented Guitarist Alex Guadagnoli: "We've been offered many times to license this album for a reissue through the last decade but for one reason or another we've always declined. Incredibly, fans kept showing support and appreciation for 20 years and we're amazed by such a loyal display of respect. The price of used copies on Amazon skyrocketed up to $100 each and still the items sold out. At this point we wanted to give death metal fans a better way to own this record. Since this year is the 20th Anniversary of the original release, we feel the time is right. We're packing this limited edition with great content, remastered songs, completely re-styled artwork and never before seen pictures, all in a stunning digipak with a 16 page booklet. Plus, we couldn't be happier with the label and distribution we've signed with."

TODTGELICHTER to announce new live appearances and album title Two new shows have been annonced by the band: On March 02nd, TODTGELICHTER will headline a fine Black/Death/Pagan Metal event in Vienna, Austria at the Escape Metalcorner. Furthermore, the band will co- headline for AGRYPNIE on March 17th in the Gaswerk/ Winterthur (CH). The Studio date for the successor to "Angst" is set for November 2012 and an album title has already eben revealed: Once again, borders will become obsolete and walls will be teared down. Get ready for "Apnoe" to blow your mind in early 2013!

ANGELLORE signs with Dreamcell11/Aural Music French Atmospheric Doom Metal combo Angellore have signed a deal with Dreamcell11/Aural Music Group for the release of their debut album "Errances". The album that includes 7 songs of pure emotional and atmospheric doom/gothic metal and was recorded, mixed and mastered in December 2009. The mixing and mastering part was taken care of by Florent Krist at Studio AV in France. Release date is still to be announced. The band stated: “Angellore really feels honored & proud to be part of Aural Music/DreamCell11 roster. After months of work, our first album Errances (wanderings, in French) is now ready to see the light, and we can’t wait to work with this great label and spread out our music to new horizons. Things are really taking a start now!”. Dreamcell11 A&R WORM stated: "When I listened to this album for the first time I felt the emotions that the real doom metal bands that I loved in past have been able to create...I have always been a doom metal fanatic, and I will never stop supporting the bands that really believe into this elitarian music genre ... Like Angellore do. This album will make you dream, fly, cry, smile and you will understand the difference between truly inspired music and the commercially driven releases that are infesting the market nowadays...Support this band, you won't regret it." To preview the first public track taken from "Errances" - please visit this link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GEHyfEhUAaY

Aura Music Newsletter - January 2012

HAIL SPIRIT NOIR sign with code666

code666 is happy to announce the signing of the Black Progressive combo HAIL SPIRIT NOIR for the release of their debut album titled "Pneuma", scheduled to hit stores on February 27th, 2012. Hail Spirit Noir was founded in Thessaloniki, Greece in the dawn of 2010 by Haris and Theoharis, also members of the avant-garde/symphonic combo Transcending Bizarre?. Having already spent a year and a half on composing new material, the two masterminds of the band gathered a troupe of competent musicians in the foothills of legendary mount Olympus, at Lunatech Studios, to record their debut album. After severe experimentation and non-stop recording sessions, the result is an amalgam of psychedelic elements, horror atmosphere and modern day black metal. The album is mixed by Dim Douvras (Rotting Christ) and Mastered by Jens Bogren in sweden (Opeth, Katatonia, Amon Amarth). ARTWORK by the american visionary painter Jesse Peper (In Solitude) More informations and streaming of 2 songs from the album here: www.myspace.com/hailspiritnoir

Aural Music Newsletter - December 2011 - Part I

AKPHAEZYA unveil cover artwork and tracklist of their new album French “Avantgarde Metal” band AKPHAEZYA unveil cover artwork and official tracklist of their brand new album “Anthology IV : The Tragedy of Nerak” scheduled for march 2012 on code666 (part of the Aural Music Group). The band formed in 2002 to create music without boundaries and released their first demo in 2004 called “Akphaezya – Anthology II: Links from the Dead Trinity” which was re-released later in 2008 by Ascendance/Candelight Records with worldwide critical acclaim. AKPHAEZYA are now working on the video for the track “Nemesis”, scheduled for mid january 2012 on Youtube. Album credits: recorded & mixed by Sylvain Biguet (Klone, Trepalium, Comity, etc…) / Mastered by Brian “Big bass” Gardner (Down, Lamb of god, Suicidal Tendencies, Queen of the stone age…) / Produced / Directed by : Stephan H. (N-Vox) . Cover ARTWORK credits: Artist : Laurent Box, Design : Stephan H. Graphist : Kevin Pertuisot (KaosWorks). OFFICIAL TRACKLIST :

Anthology IV : The tragedy of Nerak (1) Πρόλογος / Prologos

Act I : Spring (2) Scene I : A slow vertigo… (3) Scene II : Σωφροσύνη / Sophrosyne Act II : Summer (4) Scene I : Utopia (5) Scene II : Υβρις / Húbris

(6) Transe H.L. 2 Act III : Autumn (7) Scene I : Genesis (8) Scene II : Dystopia

Act IV : Winter (9) Scene I : Nemesis (10) Scene II : …The harsh verdict (11) Επιλογος / Epilogos *note: the album is written like a Classic Greek Theater Play.

www.akphaezya.com ___________________________________________

THE OATH presents new video French Metallers the Oath just completed their brand new video “End of Lines” to promote their album “Self-Destructed, released on code666. the video can be viewed at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xjLbIB5Zhws. www.theoath.org

Aural Music Newsletter - December 2011 - Part II

ONE WITHOUT releases new music video.

Swedish Modern Metal band One Without has released a new music video for the track “Nothing To You” from the new album “Sweet Relief” that was just released world-wide by Italian label Wormholedeath (part of the Aural Music group). The video was filmed and edited by Markus Mönttinen and co-edited by One Without. Watch the video for “Nothing To You” here: http://youtu.be/CbQVX0hnx7o?hd=1 – One Without will be touring Europe with the metal bands Dead By April and Marionette in December. Here are the dates for the shows:

THE SLAUGHTOUR 2011 8-Dec / UK / Manchester / Academy 9-Dec / UK / Glasgow / ABC2 10-Dec / UK / Newcastle / Academy 11-Dec / UK / Birmingham / The Institute 12-Dec / UK / London / The Garage 13-Dec / UK / Southampton / Joiners 14-Dec / BE / Hasselt / Muziekodroom 15-Dec / DE / Munich / Backstage Club 16-Dec / DE / Cologne / Underground 17-Dec / DE / Hamburg / Molotow 18-Dec / NL / Amersfort / Kelder 19-Dec / DE / Frankfurt / Batschkapp 20-Dec / DE / Berlin / Comet Club 21-Dec / DE / Stuttgart / Universum 22-Dec / AT / Vienna / 3Raum/Arena

http://www.onewithout.com http://www.facebook.com/onewithout http://www.youtube.com/onewithoutsweden http://www.myspace.com/onewithoutsweden ___________________________________________

BLEEDING UTOPIA sign with Wormholedeath

Swedish Thrash/Death Metal combo Bleeding Utopia have signed a deal with Wormholedeath/Aural Music Group for the release their debut album “Demons to some Gods to others” .The album that includes 10 songs of pure sonic assault and was recorded, mixed and mastered in September 2011. The mixing and mastering part was taken care of by Jocke Skog at FAL Studio in Stockholm. The artwork for the album was made by Henrik Englund at H.E.W Designs. Reference links: http://www.bleedingutopia.com http://www.myspace.com/bleedingutopia http://www.facebook.com/bleedingutopia http://www.reverbnation.com/bleedingutopia http://www.twitter.com/bleedingutopia LABEL:http://www.wormholedeath.com

Aural Music Newsletter - September 2011 - Part V

CRYSALYS new Guitarist "Crysalys are REALLY happy to introduce their new guitarist to the fans, his name is Lorenzo Marcelloni (Nacom, Ethereal Faun). His enthusiasm towards the project, his passion for music, his talent for music combined with his modesty have made him a perfect member for the band." Trailer of the new album "The Awakening of Gaia" out now on Dreamcell11 (part of the aural music group): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rPuSVLttTbs ____________________ STORY OF JADE to release debut album STORY OF JADE announced the release of their upcoming album "THE DAMNED NEXT DOOR (Know Your Neighbors!!!)" via Wormhole Death (Aural Music sub label) and the release of "SELFINFLICTED MASTERPIECE" video clip, directed by Matteo De Niccolò and post-produced by Matteo Marson, for september the 23rd. Story Of Jade and WormHoleDeath are also proud to announce that A.G. and MATT HUNTZER signed an endorsement deal with SCHECTER GUITARS. Soon on-line, pictures and details. These are the upcoming gigs • 29/10/2011 - Tba - Groningen, Holland • 30/10/2011 - The Cave - Amsterdam, Holland • 04/11/2011 - Thunderdome - Bologna, Italy • 26/11/2011 - Foro Boario - Lucca - italy • 07/12/2011 - Brujeria - Arezzo- italy ___________________ FEN line-up update British Black Metallers Fen recently issued this official statement regarding their new drummer: "We have recently had to bid farewell to founding member and old comrade Theutus who has decided that he is no longer able to commit the required time to the band. Having drummed for Fen since the very beginning in early 2006, this was a difficult decision to make but we fully understand his reasons for this and he departs with our blessings. With this, we welcome into the fold our latest recruit and good friend Derwydd to provide the percussive backbone of the band and are really looking forward to commencing work on album number three with him. We wish the only very best for our old comrade Theutus in his future exploits."

Aural Music Newsletter - September 2011 - Part IV

EIBON LA FURIES news English Avant-garde black metal, dark rock and occult spiritual ascendance band Eibon la Furies will be headlining the TERRORIZER MAGAZINE sponsored WITCHING HOUR FESTIVAL in Wakefield, England on Saturday 17th September. Featuring the best of the UK underground extreme metal bands. Eibon la Furies are also one of four bands taking part in THE GREAT EXHIBITION TOUR sponsored by ZERO TOLERANCE MAGAZINE. The tour includes labelmates The Prophecy, along with Old Corpse Road and Northern Oak. Tour dates so far (with more to be confirmed) • Friday 18th November – The Snooty Fox, Wakefield • Saturday 19th November – The Old Bell, Derby • Friday 25th November – The Corporation, Sheffield • Saturday 26th November – The Unicorn, London • Saturday 2nd December – The Borough, Sunderland Recording starts on 'The Immoral Compass', the follow up album to Code666 debut 'The Blood of the Realm' in January 2012. _____________________ HATERIAL sign with Wormholedeath Finnish "straight-in-your-face" extreme metal combo HATERIAL has signed a deal with Wormholedeath/Aural Music Group. During November 2011 the band will enter Realsound Studio in Parma (Italy) with producer Wahoomi Corvi (Crysalys, The Way Of Purity). Wormholedeath will release their debut album titled "Twisted Verses" world-wide through Aural Music Group. Release date is due during the winter of 2012 and will be announched at the end of the current year. Bass player Ipe stated: "We knew we had good stuff in our hands and plenty more to come. Now we got the tools to make the ends meet with Wormholedeath and Real Sound studio, a perfect team to spread our tunes and visions to people. If you want to go deep, go somewhere else; we're here to break your bubble! If you want to go deep, go somewhere else; we're here to break your bubble!" Wormholedeath's A&R WORM stated: "Fuck the small talk, there's already too much bullshit in the world. Dark and harsh winters of northern Finland have molded these five characters to the rude extreme, leaving the edges rough and unsettled. Unsophisticated straightforwardness with the attitude of a nuclear bomb, Haterial delivers its message through its music. Doing things their uncompromising way, like a kick in the stomach, Haterial is speaking out their minds when they want to if they want to. Just try to go little deeper and these fellows are laughing their vodka soaked asses off at your expense. Love 'em or hate 'em it's your choice, but bear in mind that given the odds Haterial probably hates you already. Your late, so let the music do the talking." _____________________ NIOBETH to release new album Níobeth new album, titled "Silvery Moonbeams", out in Europe on September 19th by Dreamcell11, a sublabel of Aural Music Group. The new album is composed by 12 tracks, with more than one hour of lenght in total, and has been mastered at Finnvox Studios (Finland) by Mika Jussila. The booklet will include conceptual illustrations of each one the tracks, besides the lyrics, pictures and other contents. The tracklist stands as follows: 1. The Banished Princess 2. Eclipse 3. Withered Lullabies 4. Sons Of The Earth 5. Campeón 6. Stolen Innocence 7. My Dead Angel 8. I Know That I Know Nothing 9. I Need You To Need Me 10. Sadako´s Wings Of Hope 11. Polovtsian Dances 12. Solitude Níobeth reveals the single of the new album: "We know you have been waiting for a long time and with big expectation, so as a way thank you and to celebrate this new period and the release of the new album, Silvery Moonbeams, next September 19th, we have published an advance of it: the first single, "Eclipse", whose videoclip will soon be published too. Visit the redesigned and updated website to listen to it: www.niobeth.com " Níobeth new videoclip online: The video for the new single is online now! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=feFkgOlGHSg

Aural Music Newsletter - September 2011 - Part III

ENID Returns! ENID, the german fantasy metal band, re-signed with code666 for their brand new album, here's the official press-statement from mainman Martin Wiese: "Folks! It's a strange but great feeling to be back in business, so to say. ENID is a kind of Snow White these days, waking up after years of sleep, but more beautiful and riper than ever before. A lot of things have changed since 2004 and "Gradwanderer". I've developed as a composer, musician and vocalist, I have worked with a totally different line-up and much more skilled musicians this time... and I took the time to work on an album as long as it was needed, for the first time in ENID's history. I'm happy that our old label code666 is going to release this coming fifth album. Good to know that now and then taste and belief in art still prevail. If everything goes like planned, you'll hear the result of the last years' hard and intense work late this year. Something for your Christmas tree so to say. We'll reveal all details about the album (title, artwork, studio reports, teasers...) during the coming weeks on our Facebook profile exclusively. Say hello and let us know if you're still out there." ____________________ ONE WITHOUT sign with Wormholedeath Swedish Modern Metal band ONE WITHOUT has signed a deal with Italian label Wormholedeath (sublabel of Aural Music Group). On the 19th of October Wormholedeath will release their second album "Sweet Relief" physically world-wide since it has already been released as a free digital download, letting the fans choose how they want to obtain it. Guitar player Kenny Boufadene stated: "We have been discussing this cooperation for some time, and how we would be able to work together since we already released the album for free digitally. Wormholedeath has have been really cool about this and show their support for how we want to approach our fans and actually encourage us to work in this way. This cooperation gives us the opportunity to release "Sweet Relief" on an even bigger scale, while at the same time we keep our integrity and the respect for our fans. When we were contacted by Carlo Bellotti at Wormholedeath, we didn´t realize who he was and what he could do for us, but after our first phonetalk we didn´t have any worries at all, this was a label we wanted to work with and that has ideas and forward-thinking that is exactly in line with how we feel. Wormholedeath understands what we want and how we want to do it, and we couldn´t be happier with this cooperation. We look forward to a long and prosperous relationship with Wormholedeath" Wormholedeath A&R Carlo Bellotti stated: "Wormholedeath is so proud to start this cooperation since we have been fans of One Without since they released "Thoughts of a Secluded Mind" on Lifeforce Records. When Aural Music's boss Emiliano Lanzoni passed us the album we were so excited to get in touch with such emotional and professional band. We are glad that the band decided to work with us and we'll do everything possible to support their career. After the success of our latest releases we have been growing so fast as a label and we feel that we have the muscles to support the promotion of Sweet relief and pick up the challenge of releasing an album that is available online through free download." www.onewithout.com

Aural Music Newsletter - September 2011 - Part II

Controversial and critically acclaimed combo "THE WAY OF PURITY" returns with a new album After less than one year following to the release of debut album "Crosscore", TWOP will record the awaited follow up during this summer. Tentative release schudule is set for December 2011 for Japan and January 2012 for Europe. The band itself issued a statement: "during the summer we started recording our new album between Europe and USA. Our second "chapter" will be titled "Equate" and will feature 11 new songs (2 bonus tracks will be added on the Japanese version). We truly believe that this very long and complex songwriting process has lead us to a new vision of our music, due to both introduction of massive melodic parts and claustrophobic explosions of violence and darkness. The extreme mix of DoomCore and New Wave is the key to understand "EQUATE" and everyone not looking far will fail. Depressive moods are created to succumb in front of the violence of reaction: every song structure is meant to have this further signification. A big work has been done on lyrics too and our message is becoming even more effective day by day. Number "11" in the cover artwork represents 1 against 1 so animal against human, the album is titled EQUATE. The Anti-Human symbols come from a long study and have been trasmitted to us by the powers of nature. We will not issue any further press release until the album will be ready since song titles, artwork, release dates, cooperations will be revealed directly with the first song preview around october. A studio diary will be updated on our facebook and youtube pages. Subconsciously you may equate ... Become fearless" The band will be on tour in UK from October the 15th to October the 31st. ___________________________ TODTGELICHTER at Heidenfest 2011 TODTGELICHTER have been confirmed as special guest for the Heidenfest extended shows. Thus, the billing is as follows: FINNTROLL TURISAS ALESTORM ARKONA TROLLFEST SKALMÖLD Special Guests (at Extended Shows): WINTERSUN DORNENREICH TODTGELICHTER The dates for the extendes shows are: • 30.09.2011 DE - Geiselwind, Music Hall • 01.10.2011 DE - Giessen, Hessenhalle • 07.10.2011 DE - Stuttgart, LKA Longhorn • 08.10.2011 DE - Oberhausen, Turbinenhalle • 09.10.2011 NL - Tilburg, O13 The band will hold a signing session on Saturday 1st october, from 17:30 - 18:00. The band also announced the signing of a new management deal: "We are proud to announce that TODTGELICHTER have combined forces with the renowned booking agency DRAGON PRODUCTIONS and thus join the ranks of bands such as a.o. RAGE, DARK FUNERAL, ENDSTILLE & PRIMORDIAL. Of course we will work as hard as ever to make the TODTGELICHTER-live experience an unforgettable one - even more so with the perfect partner to spread Angst worldwide!" http://www.todtgelichter.de ________________________ THE PROPHECY in Cuba Yorkshire Prog Doom Death Metallers The Prophecy made history in August by becoming the first band from the United Kingdom to play in Cuba. The band are also the only band ever to play doom in the country. Participating in this years Brutalfest tour, a string of touring festival dates across the country organised by David Chapet (brutal Breakdown records) and Yuri Ávila (Directora Agencia Cubana de Rock), the band played dates in Havana, Pinar Del Rio, Matanzas, Santa Clara and Camaguey. Also upcoming tour with Saturnus and Esoteric - UK Gigs 2011: Doom over England - Saturnus, Esoteric, The Prophecy • Fri 21 October, The Masque, Liverpool • Sat 22 October, The Old Bell, Derby • Sun 23 October, The Purple Turtle, London Doom Over London II The Great Exhibition - The Prophecy, Old Corpse Road, Northern Oak, Eibon LaFuries • Friday 18th November, The Snooty Fox, Wakefield • Saturday 19th November, The Old Bell, Derby • Friday 25th November, The Corporation Sheffield • Saturday 26th November, The Unicorn, London