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CRIMSON SKY “Transcendental Trip” /Digital LP/ April 16th 2015

The second full-length album by Ukrainian Gothic/Doom Metal band. “Transcendental Trip” is an ingenious phenomena of Atmospheric Metal. This creative product reflects a deviation from the classic Gothic Metal structure, revealing its own fine-spun realm of contrasts – romantic Doom parts and energetic groovy moments, symphonic epicism and acoustic tranquility. Male desperate or serpentine growl and charming or passionate female singing personify two antagonistic sources. All those energies are not only embodied in sounds and voices, but are also deeply expressed in lyrics, which have to become the key to understanding the music. The listener will go on a certain extraordinary journey, turning into wanderers of different dimensions. According to authors, this trip symbolizes a roam in quest of light in the time-worn world, leading to rebirth not only of people, but also of the Planet. “Transcendental Trip” incarnates acquisition of demiurgical power in the consciousness of a man, who waded through a long and complicated path, heading towards a long-awaited insight. If you enjoy the music of such bands as: Draconian, Haggard, Shining, Swallow The Sun, November’s Doom, Uaral, Therion, Doom:VS, Saturnus, Shape Of Despair, Anathema, and Angizia - Crimson Sky’s new album will be an unexpectedly pleasant discovery for you!! Metal Scrap Records, 2015 (MSR099/DT). Biography: http://metalscraprecords.com/en/component/content/article/63-project-events/4674-crimson-sky Release date: Worldwide: 16.04.2015 Listen to “Transcendental Trip” on BandCamp: https://metalscraprecords.bandcamp.com/album/crimson-sky-transcendental-trip BUY - http://metalscraprecords.com/shop/en/store/product/view/54/5503

MY LAST SOLACE "Echoes Follower" /Digital EP/ April 16th 2015

The second EP by Belarusian Melodic Nu-Metal band. Rich melodious guitar and bass reeves, dynamic and various percussions, and heavy-duty voice parts. Tracks on an album aren't similar at each other and it's shows the wide range of band's creative opportunities. Music and lyrics are filled with all pain and rage, love, pleasure, and injustice of this world, so each listener can find in it something special. For fans of: In Flames, System Of A Down, Slipknot, Stone Sour, Ill Nino, Bullet For My Valentine, Five Fingers Death Punch, and Children Of Bodom!! Another Side Records, 2015 (ASR11-102/DT). Biography: http://metalscraprecords.com/en/component/content/article/63-project-events/4676-my-last-solace Release date: Worldwide: 16.04.2015 Listen to “Echoes Follower” on BandCamp: https://metalscraprecords.bandcamp.com/album/my-last-solace-echoes-follower BUY - http://metalscraprecords.com/shop/en/store/product/view/54/5504

D.HATE "L. I. F. E."

10 tracks concerning the problem of man’s fear in the fight with yourself throughout life. Brand heavy sound is the hallmark of the band that will be appreciated by every fan of Heavy Metal music. Album was recorded in Hertz Studio, Poland (Behemoth, Vader, Decapitated and others). Artworks created by Gustavo Sazes, Brazil (Arch Enemy, Morbid Angel, Amaranthe, Legion Of The Damned, Firewind, etc…) This CD will be a great addition to the collection of every Metalhead! Metal Scrap Records, 2015 (MSR095/CDD). Biography: http://metalscraprecords.com/en/bands/63-project-events/2007-dhate CD release date: Ukraine: 05.03.2015; Worldwide: 09.03.2015; North & South America: 10.03.2015 Digital release date: Worldwide: 09.03.2015; North & South America: 10.03.2015 Listen to “Look Into Fear‘s Eye” on BandCamp: https://metalscraprecords.bandcamp.com/album/d-hate-l-i-f-e Buy CD http://metalscraprecords.com/shop/en/store/product/view/1/4950

CRUENTA LACRYMIS "Sweetness And Blasphemy"

Debut full-length album by Italian Symphonic Black/Death Metal band. ”Sweetness And Blasphemy” - an assembly of Symphonic Black Metal and Melodic Death Metal with Gothic influences. The themes represented in band's lyric are mainly horror & dramatic. The album divided in two sides: the Sweetness Side - contains the more melodic songs, and the Blasphemy Side - instead contains the violent songs. This style remember the classic Cradle of Filth / Dimmu Borgir with Arch Enemy's voice style, all mixed up a sound that wants to be more than modern and directly. Essentially band interprete the Symphonic Black/Death Metal, that focuses on impact and the tone of voice. Highly recommended for fans of: Cradle of Filth, Dimmu Borgir and Arch Enemy!! Metal Scrap Records, 2015 (MSR094/CD). Biography: http://metalscraprecords.com/en/component/content/article/63-project-events/4641-cruenta-lacrymis CD release date: Ukraine: 19.02.2015; Russia: 24.02.2015; Worldwide: 02.03.2015; North & South America: 07.04.2015 Digital release date: Worldwide: 02.03.2015; North & South America: 07.04.2015 Listen to “Sweetness & Blasphemy" on BandCamp: https://metalscraprecords.bandcamp.com/album/cruenta-lacrymis-sweetness-and-blasphemy Buy CD http://metalscraprecords.com/shop/en/store/product/view/1/4949

UNGRACE "Dead Ugly Hearts" /Digital Single/

First official single by Ukrainian Industrial Death/Groove Metal band. Ungrace sums up its five years history of sonic violence by presenting to the wide public its heaviest and darkest work yet. “Dead Ugly Hearts” is a product of a spontaneous experiment: low tempo, purposely raw sound, Post-Metal overtones – are all very unusual for Ungrace, but still mix within its musical world pretty naturally. Another unusual thing is a social context of the song (which is what Ungrace tried to avoid all these years), which is written in Ukrainian, along with traditional English version. This release will surely take its place in the collections of everyone who is fond of Dark and Atmospheric Metal (such as Behemoth, Gojira, Isis, etc.). Metal Scrap Records, 2014 (MSR093/DT). Tracklist: 1. Dead Ugly Hearts 05:40 2. Dead Ugly Hearts (Ukrainian version) 05:40 3. Dead Ugly Hearts (instrumental version) 05:40 Biography: http://metalscraprecords.com/en/releases/3950-ungrace Release date: 14. 12. 14 Listen to "Dead Ugly Hearts" on BandCamp: https://metalscraprecords.bandcamp.com/album/ungrace-dead-ugly-hearts Buy http://metalscraprecords.com/shop/en/store/product/view/54/4984

BLOODY TERROR "Diaboli Celeritate" /Digital LP/

Second full-length album by Ukrainian/Russian Melodic Black Metal band. New album of this international band contains 8 powerful songs of Melodic and furious Black Metal with the little Death Metal touches, demonic lyrics and epic choirs! For fans of: Dimmu Borgir, Cradle Of Filth, Kalmah and Eluveitie!! Metal Scrap Records, 2014 (MSR090/DT). Tracklist: 1. Terror (Darkness Comes) 05:49 2. Devils Speed 04:11 3. Winter's Sunset 04:13 4. Magic Of The Moon 04:21 5. Revelation 04:22 6. Life Is A Dream 03:36 7. Eternal Life/Vampirism 06:25 8. Visions Of Mortality 03:55 Total playing time: 36:50 Biography: http://metalscraprecords.com/en/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=4583%3Abloody-terror&catid=63%3Aproject-events&Itemid=54 Digital release date: 14.11.14 Listen to "Diaboli Celeritate" on BandCamp: https://metalscraprecords.bandcamp.com/album/bloody-terror-diaboli-celeritate-digital-lp Buy - http://metalscraprecords.com/shop/en/store/product/view/54/4860


Second full-length album by Epic Thrash Metal band from Greece. Album contains of eight songs in Epic/Thrash style and it’s a step forward from its predecessor “A Crimson Dawn”. It follows a fast and more aggressive path incorporating some Extreme Metal elements in their mid-90’s aesthetics. Lyrically, it’s a concept album about a symbolical hunt for the true Sun and everything that this journey means to every man. The quest for the light that exists in everyone’s heart, a tale of quest that never ends as hope exists. “From a Crimson Dawn at the shores of the sea, to the deepest desert under a Sun that never sets, a journey to a place where the light is so absolute that leaves you so blind, as in the darkest night… A hunt for the Sun, the real One, who sets every day to rise the next... The one who guides you, and not only blinds you…” Recommended for fans of: Iced Earth, Blind Guardian, Amon Amarth, Heaven Shall Burn and everyone who likes aggressive and epic sound. Total Metal Records, 2014 (TMR020-88). Samples: https://metalscraprecords.bandcamp.com/album/desert-near-the-end-hunt-for-the-sun https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hWLl8ymstnE&list=UUSr9DO8aSasQ85uLZUINHXg Biography: http://metalscraprecords.com/en/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=4566%3Adesert-near-the-end&catid=63%3Aproject-events&Itemid=65 CD release date: Ukraine: 07.11.2014; Russia: 18.11.2014; Worldwide: 06.01.2015; North & South America: 10.02.2015 Digital release date: 06.01.2015 Promotional price of the disc during the pre-sale is 3.28€/6.40$. Standard cost (after release date) – 4.62€/4.55$. Offer valid until November 07, 2014 inclusively. Buy CD - http://metalscraprecords.com/shop/en/store/product/view/1/4630

ONE STEP BEYOND "The Music Of Chance" /Digital LP/

Third full-length album by the Australian Extreme Metal/Crossover band. One Step Beyond constructs a brand of Extreme Metal with no obvious parallels. They aim to craft each song to have its own identity. Musically it draws from all elements of Extreme Metal and is constructed with utmost respect to the album format. It is intended to be more than a collection of the bands 11 best songs. Each moment is a reaction to what has come before it and is an instigator of what comes after it. One Step Beyond feels that all the songs stand strongly on their own, but are all enhanced by being played together. The album has a recurring lyrical subtext, based on some of the ways chance impacts on day to day living. Examples range from gambling and drug abuse, to how a seemingly random event can shape an entire life. The release includes 12-page digital booklet, made by famous Ukrainian designer Nurgeslag. Recommended for fans of: Napalm Death, Macabre, Mr. Bungle, Enslaved. Metal Scrap Records, 2014 (MSR089/DT). Tracklist: 01. Hour of the Wolf 01:59 02. The Music of Chance 05:13 03. Hand That's Dealt 03:37 04. Decay 04:42 05. Up In Smoke 07:12 06. Faith 01:04 07. Planets Like Chess Pieces 04:49 08. Domino Architect 04:07 09. Good World Gone Bad 05:31 10. The Gamble 01:40 11. The Score 03:18 12. Snake Eyes 04:37 Total playing time: 47:51 Biography: http://metalscraprecords.com/en/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=4564%3Aone-step-beyond&catid=63%3Aproject-events&Itemid=54 Digital release date: 01.11.14 Listen to "The Music Of Chance" on BandCamp: https://metalscraprecords.bandcamp.com/album/one-step-beyond-the-music-of-chance Buy - http://metalscraprecords.com/shop/en/store/product/view/54/4744

AZATHOTH CIRCLE "The Replacement" /Digital EP/

From the adepts of Dark Post-Metal, Azathoth Circle comes with their second (and first officially released) EP “The Replacement”. Continuing ideas from the first EP, band plunges into the depth of human self-knowledge. The emotional micro space is represented by unusual song structures and strong lyrics. You will find heavy guitar riffs in best traditions of American Heavy Metal, varying from Stoner to Black Metal, and mixed with modern European Atmospheric Post Metal. Produced by Aleksey Romanchenko (Semargl, Khors, Balfor, Joncofy), at BlackLight Studio. For fans of: Mastodon, Tool, Katatonia, Anathema and Opeth. Another Side Records, 2014 (ASR09-87/DT). Tracklist: 1. Heavenhell 05:25 2. Attack Over Again 06:25 3. The Replacement 06:03 Total playing time: 17:53 Biography: http://metalscraprecords.com/en/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=4562%3Aazathoth-circle&catid=63%3Aproject-events&Itemid=54 Digital release date: 31.10.14 Listen to "The Replacement" on BandCamp: https://metalscraprecords.bandcamp.com/album/azathoth-circle-the-replacement Buy - http://metalscraprecords.com/shop/en/store/product/view/54/4799

DREAMS OF VICTORY "Dreams Of Victory" /Digital EP/ October 24th 2014

The second EP (and first officially released) by the Ukrainian Progressive Symphonic Metal band. Band doesn’t change their style for many years - it's the same Heavy Metal with Progressive elements, the dominant flavor of Classic and keyboard passages. It’s quite heavy and at the same time melodic stuff. In other words - Symphonic Metal. According to the musicians themselves, the mood and meaning of songs on the EP were formed under the direct influence of the tragic events of modern history of Ukraine, despite the fact that the ideas and some riffs appeared earlier. Recommended to Metalheads searching for beautiful and unusual music, as well as fans of Heavy, Gothic, Symphonic and Doom Metal!! Metal Scrap Records, 2014 (MSR086/DT). Tracklist: 01. Overture 04:33 02. The Patriot 05:28 03. Dreams of Victory 04:24 Total playing time: 14:25 Biography: http://metalscraprecords.com/en/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=4558%3Adreams-of-victory&catid=63%3Aproject-events&Itemid=65 Digital release date: 24.10.14 Listen to "Dreams Of Victory" on BandCamp: https://metalscraprecords.bandcamp.com/album/dreams-of-victory-dreams-of-victory Buy - http://metalscraprecords.com/shop/en/store/product/view/54/4759