Progressive doom metal masters ALKYMIST release first single from upcoming album

Progressive doom metal masters ALKYMIST released the first single and opening track ‘Ghost’ from their forthcoming debut album. Now, the band posts a brand new and wonderfully strange music video for the song created by director Roelof Witmans.

‘Alkymist’ will be released on October 5th via Indisciplinarian on LP and digital formats, and the vinyl edition of the album (limited to 500 copies on black virgin vinyl) can be pre-ordered HERE

Copenhagen, Denmark based ALKYMIST is a new force in doom metal – a force which, in its own manner, seeks to bring the hope of change into a time of turmoil. The band was formed in 2016 and released their debut EP in January 2018 to notable national buzz. The band’s debut album consists of six grandiose metal compositions over 44 minutes produced by Lasse Ballade (Solbrud, Orm, Slægt). The music on ALKYMIST’s debut album can be defined as progressive doom metal being both crushingly heavy as well as melodic and dynamic conjuring up a simultaneously strange, beautiful and terrifying expression. A general theme on ‘Alkymist’ is an existence which is parallel, wrong and expelled – and an existence from which the suffering subject seeks to be delivered.

ALKYMIST – Alkymist – Artwork by Anders Kidmose

‘Alkymist’ track list:

1. Ghost

2. Djinn

3. Myling

4. Black Egypt II
5. Paradise

6. Serpent

Classic Chicago thrashers WRATH premier lyric video for “DRAW BLOOD”.

Chicago thrashers WRATH will premiere the lyric video for their new track “DRAW BLOOD” via COMBAT RECORDS FACEBOOK and YOUTUBE.

The track comes from their long awaited new abum RAGE in stores October 5th via COMBAT/EMP. Produced by Chris Djuricic & WRATH, and mixed and mastered by the legendary Bill Metoyer (Slayer, Sacred Reich, Helstar), with explosive cover art created by Ipoet Poetra/Five Mlligrams and WRATH, Rage is 10 tracks of unadulterated Thrash Metal fury.

WRATH, with Combat labelmates Green Death, will also join David Ellefson for several Midwest dates on his upcoming BASSTORY tour starting 10/4 in Lombard, IL.
10/4 Lombard, IL – Brauer House (w/ Green Death, WRATH)
10/5 Sturtevant, WI – Route 20 Outhouse(w/ Green Death, WRATH)10/6 Ringle, WI – Q and Z Expo Center (w/ Green Death, WRATH)
10/7 Mankato, MN – What’s Up Lounge (w/ Green Death, WRATH, Kublai Khan)

The incredible perseverance of WRATH is driven by the fact that the band remains wildly-relevant after over 3 decades and counting. From the 1985 breakout debut FIT OF ANGER and the twisted 1987 sophomore cult favorite NOTHING TO FEAR, original vocalist Gary Golwitzer is back at the helm, and WRATH is truly firing on all cylinders!

Originally written as the follow up to 1990’s INSANE SOCIETY, some tracks from RAGE originated as far back as 1989. With a fresh approach, and a new record deal with David Ellefson and Thom Hazaert’s revived COMBAT RECORDS, the rock-solid lineup of Golwitzer on vocals, bassist Gary Modica, the dual-guitar attack of Scott Nyquist and Rob Noon, and powerhouse drummer Jake Fromkin, dove head first into RAGE with a renewed sense of power, angst, and purpose, churning out
The album also features a cover of the Motorhead classic “Ace of Spades”, a tribute to the late Lemmy Kilmister, featuring a guest appearance by Armored Saint/Odin/DC4 Guitarist Jeff Duncan.

Says COMBAT’s Thom Hazaert, “When me and David (Ellefson) relaunched COMBAT, our goal was to faithfully bridge the past, present, and future of Thrash and Underground Metal. And WRATH, to me, was always one of the unsung heroes of the genre, putting out indisputable classics like NOTHING TO FEAR, and FIT OF ANGER, that are still so highly regarded by fans. So it made perfect sense when the opportunity came to add them to the COMBAT roster, especially with the reunited lineup with Gary back in the fold. RAGE is an amazing record that I think fans, new and old, will talk about for years to come.”

10. ACE OF SPADES (Featuring Jeff Duncan)

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WESTFIELD MASSACRE release new Single “Your Salvation” this Friday.

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Artist: Westfield Massacre

Song: “Your Salvation” – Street Date: September 21

Album: “Salvation” – Street Date: October 26

Los Angeles, CA – Westfield Massacre is set to release the title track from their forthcoming sophomore album “Salvation” on Friday, September 21st. “Your Salvation” marks the third official single from the band’s new album Salvation and will debut with another full-feature music video directed by Ron Underwood. The song and video are based on the band’s real-life experiences of losing close friends and family members to drug and opioid use.

In addition to the single, pre-orders for Salvation will also be available on September 21st. Those who pre-order the album on iTunes will instantly receive the Westfield Massacre tracks “Famine,” “Love To Hate,” “Your Salvation”, and the additional bonus single “Taking The Fall.” The remaining songs on the album will become available when Salvation is officially released by Nerve Strike Records on October 26th.

The official track listing for Salvation by Westfield Massacre is as follows:

1. Empyreal Light
2. Famine
3. Taking the Fall
4. Love to Hate
5. Your Salvation
6. Devil You Made
7. Constant Silence
8. Masquerade
9. Chemicals
10. All The Fallen

Westfield Massacre’s forthcoming album Salvation was mixed and mastered at The Mouse House Studio in Altadena, CA by veteran producer/engineer Rich Mouser, known for his work with Robert Trujillo (Metallica), Joe Holmes (Ozzy Osbourne), Chris Vrenna (Marilyn Manson, Nine Inch Nails), Chris Cornell, Weezer, and Dream Theater.

Westfield Massacre has a sound that can be described as a bridge between modern American and European metal. With aggressive growls, high soaring vocal melodies, impossibly fast drums, classically-inspired passages and harmonized guitar leads, Westfield Massacre aims to make their modern metal accessible to fans of all music genres.

Seann Nicols (formerly of Adler’s Appetite, Quiet Riot, Bobby Blotzer’s Ratt) took over as the lead vocalist for Westfield Massacre in June 2017 when the band parted ways with Tommy Vext (ex-Snot, Divine Heresy), who currently sings for Bad Wolves. Rounding out Westfield Massacre’s current line-up are Stephen Brewer on guitar, Erik Tisinger (ex-Otep) on bass, Dio Britto on drums, and Luis Kalil on guitar.

Westfield Massacre’s self-titled debut album was released in April 2016 on Urban Yeti Records. The album made it to #3 on iTunes Metal chart and debuted at #14 on Billboard’s Heatseeker chart, where it stayed in the Top 20 for several weeks. The band has toured with Sevendust, Trivium, and Candiria and also performed at festivals including Ozzfest Meets Knotfest and Dirtiest.

THE MONOLITH DEATHCULT release video from upcoming November album

Dutch avant garde death bringers THE MONOLITH DEATHCULT are releasing a brand new album entitled ‘V2 – Vergelding’ (“Retaliation”), on November 30th via Human Detonator Records. The follow-up to 2017’s ‘Versvs’ represents the Second instalment of the V-Trilogy and deals with the aftermath of the events that formed the theme of the first part.

The band is now unleashing the track ‘Fist of Stalin’ in the form of a lyric video, crafted by Aimed & Fraimed.

THE MONOLITH DEATHCULT’s Michiel Dekker comments: “Fist of Stalin is the first single, but not because it is a brilliant song. Every song we put out is great, I know it because I wrote them all. Fist of Stalin is a deadly hybrid between the finest Metal of Death and the nastiest Industrial from the Psalm 69-era. This is death metal at its most avant-garde form, an escape from the realms of incompetence”