Following the 2008 EP and the 2011 Promo, the album, with its Swedish riffs, cavernous growls and furious blastbeats, embraces all the band's influences and ideas flowed through years of intense songwriting - the time necessary to embody in music and lyrics such loss, death and apathy. The fury and guitar melodies of Swedish Death Metal and Black Metal atmospheres, in a perfect mix for fans of At The Gates, Dissection and The Black Dahlia Murder. Recorded, mixed and mastered at Hate Studio, Italy (The Secret, Amia Venera Landscape, Dufresne, Devotion) by Maurizio Baggio, these 10 songs show the different path the band took, marking a big step forward the past. For fans of: The Black Dahlia Murder, At The Gates, Immortal, Emperor, Aversions Crown, Kataklysm, Dissection, and Behemoth! Metal Scrap Records, 2016 (MSR132/CD).
"Of Apathy" by FROM THE SHORES (Official teaser): https://youtu.be/a6PC_FvrayA
CD release date: Ukraine/Italy: 24.11.2016; Japan: 25.11.2016; UK/Europe: 02.12.2016; North & South America: 09.12.2016 Digital release date: Worldwide: 02.12.2016; North & South America: 09.12.2016
Listen on Bandcamp: https://metalscraprecords.bandcamp.com/album/from-the-shores-of-apathy
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QAANAAQ "Escape From The Black Iced Forest" /Pit-Art CD/ October, 06 2016
Band's unique compositions take the freedom of Progressive music and apply it to a dark, obscure sound, with relentless growl vocals over a layer of twisted keyboard melodies, precise guitar riffing, powerful bass lines and funereal drums. A lead role played by the keyboards, a warm sounding guitar and bass, varied and dynamic drums and a growl voice in contrast with the tuneful music. Qaanaaq chose not to have solos in its songs, there's more desire to play and experiment with the structure of the songs instead. That's why this project is so different and unique compared to other Metal bands with the same style. This music is as the perfect soundtrack for a horror movie. For fans of: Opeth, My Dying Bride, early Tiamat, early Paradise Lost, early Moonspell, Misanthrope, Ophthalamia, and early Anathema. Another Side Records, 2016 (ASR19-131).
"Escape From The Black Iced Forest" by QAANAAQ (Official teaser): http://bit.ly/2d1V6ir
CD release date: Ukraine/Italy: 06.10.2016; Japan: 07.10.2016; UK/Europe: 04.11.2016; North & South America: 09.12.2016 Digital release date: Worldwide: 04.11.2016; North & South America: 09.12.2016
Listen on the Bandcamp: http://bit.ly/2d9E7LB
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Official worldwide digital release SMYTE “Paradise Lost”!
The debut single by Ukrainian Hard Rock/Stoner Metal band. Powerful riffs, relentless rhythm, piercing vocals, virtuosic solos - this is what you will hear in “Paradise Lost”. The single was created in the wake of the impressions of Metal music of the 1980’s with the notable inclusions of Modern Metal. A huge influence on writing of the song had Metallica, Avenged Sevenfold, Godsmack, and Paradise Lost! Metal Scrap Records, 2016 (MSR130/DT).
Release date: Worldwide: 22.09.2016
Listen to "Paradise Lost" on BandCamp: http://bit.ly/SMYTEBANDCAMP
DESERT NEAR THE END "Theater Of War" /Pit-Art CD/ August, 25 2016
The album features band's most extreme approach musically and acts as a bridge between their mid 90's Power/Thrash Metal influences and the most Extreme elements of today's Metal. The unique nature of this album is that it doesn't fit in any genre exclusively, it stands on many worlds and doesn't serve under one banner. It combines epic and dramatic musical structures with ultra fast drumming and aggressive vocals in order to bring the story behind the lyrics to life. Because "Theater Of War" is a concept album, it is the final chapter of the trilogy the band began to unfold with their debut album. It's a story about absolutes and how they enslave people with their blinding light. The story of "a chosen one" who chooses to be an example and not a messiah, to become a "mortal sun" whose light guides and not only blinds. For fans of Blind Guardian, Kreator... etc., as well as fans of all mid-Brutal & Extreme Metal styles! Also Recommended for every one who sees the last 25 years of Metal as a whole entity!! Total Metal Records, 2016 (TMR028-129).
"Theater Of War" by DESERT NEAR THE END (Official teaser): https://youtu.be/tJJuO8eqE5U
CD release date: Ukraine/Greece: 25.08.2016; Japan: 26.08.2016; UK/Europe: 09.09.2016; North & South America: 07.10.2016
Digital release date: Worldwide: 09.09.2016; North & South America: 07.10.2016
Listen to "Theater Of War" on BandCamp: https://metalscraprecords.bandcamp.com/album/desert-near-the-end-theater-of-war?from=embed
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Official worldwie release DIVINE WEEP "Tears Of The Ages"!
DIVINE WEEP "Tears Of The Ages" /CD/ July, 14 2016
Official worldwie release of the second full-length album by Polish Heavy/Power Metal band. Released in January 2016 by Stormspell Records for US market only, now "Tears Of The Ages" is available for the whole world. Recorded from March until September 2015, the album consists of 10 tracks in classic Heavy/Power Metal style. Drums were recorded in the renowned Hertz Studio, which works with world's leading Metal bands (Vader, Behemoth, Decapitated), while guitars, bass and vocals were recorded in Dobra 12 Studio, supervised by Piotr Polak. The album was mixed and mastered in Hertz Studio as well. An interesting bit is definitely the guest appearance of Wojciech Hoffmann from the band Turbo on the title track. The musician, an icon of Polish Rock and Metal scene, played an exceptional solo, which certainly gives the song an additional bite. "Tears Of The Ages" it's 50 minutes of real Metal music comprising tradition and modernity. Strong but melodic riffs along the lines of the genre classics like Iron Maiden, Saxon and Judas Priest. The sound is modern, powerful and elaborate, carrying the echoes of the pioneers' heirs, such as Primal Fear. Each piece is complemented by a number of juicy solos, and high-pitched melodic vocals are a flagship of this material. If we add fantasy themed and existential lyrics, then we receive a full picture of a varied, feisty and ambitious album! This is a great album with rapid fire drums and shredding guitar solos that leaves you wanting more!! Highly recommended for fans of: Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, Primal Fear and Helloween!!! Total Metal Records, 2015 (TMR027-128). Made in Ukraine.
"Tears Of The Ages" by DIVINE WEEP (Official teaser) https://youtu.be/A9PQm2cdiKk
Listen to "Tears Of The Ages" on BandCamp: https://metalscraprecords.bandcamp.com/album/divine-weep-tears-of-the-ages?from=embed
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June 23, 2016
The second EP by Belarusian Technical Progressive Post-Thrash Metal band. The band continued style of its previous release and introduced to the Metal community original mixture in the spirit of Prong, Voivod, Soundgarden and Megadeth. The sound became more melodic and more Thrashy, superbly combining styles like Thrash, Psychedelic, Grunge и Groove Metal. Total Metal Records, 2016 (TMR026-127/DT).
Release date: Worldwide: 23.06.2016
Listen to "Chicken Hell" on BandCamp: https://metalscraprecords.bandcamp.com/album/phlegmatic-table-chicken-hell
June, 16 2016
The ninth compilation album by Metal Scrap Records. New chapter in history of worldwide well-know label and, as always, new names that bring us big dose of fresh, heavy and powerfull sounds! This international compilation collects the songs of the bands from all over the world, featuring artists from Australia, Greece, Israel, Italy, Poland, Russia, Ukraine and USA. Seventeen bands and seventeen scull-crushing tracks of various Metal styles: Thrash, Heavy, Black, Death, Power, Groove, Viking, Industrial, and... witch only knows what else styles! Almost 80 minutes of heaviness, melodiousness and craziness right in your earzzz!! Made-for-your-eyezz beautiful sexy design of 12-page booklet and perfect mastering of TA Production studio make a final wordzzz right in your face: Keep Alive the F****ng Witchery Flames of Underground Metal!!! Metal Scrap Records, 2016 (MSR126/CD).
"Witchery Flames Of Underground Lust" Metal Scrap Compilation #9 (Official teaser): https://youtu.be/CuS7F78VEAo
CD release date: Ukraine: 16.06.2016; Japan/UK/Europe: 17.06.2016; North & South America: 08.07.2016
Digital release date: Worldwide: 17.06.2016; North & South America: 08.07.2016
Listen to "Witchery Flames Of Underground Lust" on BandCamp: https://metalscraprecords.bandcamp.com/album/metal-scrap-compilation-9-witchery-flames-of-underground-lust
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June, 09 2016
The second full-length album by Croatian Black Metal band. Containing 10 songs, including Motörhead cover “Kingdom of the Worm”, it's a manifestation of the individual presence of its creators within the Black Metal scene for almost two decades. Each track is a journey into a realm of despair and darkness, mainly due to the harsh vocals and cold & dark guitar melodies that blend perfectly together. This is not an album that anyone can just 'whack on' in the background willy nilly. It must be listened to intently and taken in like the musical drug that it is. "Cathedral Of The Black Cult" is a flawless, yet intimidating musical experience which will open a portal to another dimension to the listener who's ready to gaze into it. Streaming melodic riffs in extended phrases form the defining character of each song with representational distinction and progressions towards tonal and rhythmic changes, communicating the purpose of hierarchical sequence observed in nature’s ferociously necessary order of operation, reflected in the substance of the inner-self, magnified in the character of spiritual striving and agonizing existential discovery. This is pure unsaturated Black Metal in all of its cold fury! There isn’t just grim lyrics reflecting the power of Satan and the beauty of Darkness, but the album actually draws the listener into the world beyond humanity. If you truly understand the music, you will be taken to the dark endless universe!! This is the future and the past of the Black Metal! This is a masterpiece of Black Metal and Extreme Metal in general!! Every other word and description is pointless... For fans of: Satyricon, Emperor, Mayhem, and all Black Metal fans in general. Another Side Records, 2016 (ASR18-125).
CD release date: Ukraine/Croatia: 09.06.2016; Japan: 10.06.2016; UK/Europe: 17.06.2016; North & South America: 08.07.2016 Digital release date: Worldwide: 17.06.2016; North & South America: 08.07.2016
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SCARED TO LIVE "Leave" /Digital Single/ June 02, 2016
The second work by Ukrainian Post-Hardcore band. "Leave" combines piano's lyricism and incendiary heavy guitar riffs. Track pays tribute to the canons of Metal music, but also brings something new to the genre. Electronic music supports bursting extreme vocals, giving both melancholy and rapture. The main topic of the song is a betrayal. It draws an analogy with God and abandoned children. The message, which is carried by lyrics, is to understand that you need always stay strong and overcome all adversities. This all helps to look inside yourself and find a solution that will let you stand on your own two foot. Recording and mixing were made by Amaze Studio, known for its work with many Ukrainian Post-Hardcore and Metalcore bands. For fans of: Asking Alexandria, Blessthefall, Eskimo Callboy, Of Mice And Men, Down And Dirty, Memphis May Fire, and Capture The Crown!! Another Side Records, 2016 (ASR17-124/DT).
Release date: Ukraine: 02.06.2016; Worldwide: 02.07.2016
Listen to "Leave" on BandCamp: https://metalscraprecords.bandcamp.com/album/scared-to-live-leave
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May, 26 2016
Debut full-length album by Polish Technical Groove Metal band. From the deepest and darkest states of human hypocrisy, from the pitch-black abyss of cruelty, from the dungeons of self-destruction here come the sounds of fright, fear and consternation… A mix of heavy riffs, long phrases, aggressive vocals and psychedelic melodies is a testimony to the hard-working and difficult period they conquered and the direction in which the band wants to continue. The album contains 8 tracks that gets the listener into a hypnotic trance which does not give you a break, just like the entire band at their concerts. The material was recorded over a span of two weeks at Hertz Recording Studio under the watchful eye of Wojtek and Slawek Wieslawski. For fans of: Meshuggah, Gojira, Decapitated, Tool, Cloudkicker, Monuments, Pantera, Sepultura, Neurosis, Deftones, After The Burial and more. Metal Scrap Records, 2016 (MSR123/CDD).
UNDERDAMPED SYSTEM - Phantom Pain (Official teaser): https://youtu.be/dBob-86EKIA
CD release date: Ukraine/Poland: 26.05.2016; Japan: 27.05.2016; Europe: 10.06.2016; UK: 17.06.2016; North & South America: 08.07.2016 Digital release date: Worldwide: 10.06.2016; North & South America: 08.07.2016
Listen to "Phantom Pain" on BandCamp: https://metalscraprecords.bandcamp.com/album/underdamped-system-phantom-pain
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