THE NIGHT FLIGHT ORCHESTRA – Race Towards Bremen On A Floridian Highway

Guitarists David Andersson and Sebastian Forsland of Swedish classic/progressive rock supergroup
THE NIGHT FLIGHT ORCHESTRA have recorded a rehearsal room video of them improvising a new track called ‘Race Towards Bremen On A Floridian Highway’.

Commented Andersson: “Me and Sebastian had planned to meet in his studio to do a playthrough of one our new songs for my endorser, ESP guitars. But when we got there it felt quite boring to just mime along to a pre-recorded track, pretending to be excited about it. And it doesn’t really represent the spirit of THE NIGHT FLIGHT ORCHESTRA. So, knowing that Sebastian is a one-man band all in himself, we thought it would be much more fun to improvise a new track live in the studio instead, with us doing everything ourselves in real time.’Race Towards Bremen on a Floridian Highway’ is a tribute to all the 80’s soundtracks we grew up with, and the unknown always growing inside us.”

 

The band released their impatiently awaited album, ‘Sometimes The World Ain’t Enough’, on June 29 via Nuclear Blast and hit the official charts in various countries.

Official Chart Positions:
Germany #16
UK #20 (rock chart) / #38 (indie chart)
Switzerland #23
Sweden #37

The album was awarded as “album of the month” in various big music publications:
Aardschok (NL)
Rock Hard (GER)
Rock Hard (FR)
Sweden Rock (SWE)

and reached the following positions in…
Eclipsed (GER) #2
Metal Hammer (GER) #2
Rock It! (GER) #2
Powermetal.de (GER) #3
Deaf Forever (GER) #5

Order ‘Sometimes The World Ain’t Enough’ here: http://nblast.de/TNFOWorldAintEnough

Just like 2017’s ‘Amber Galactic’ the album features two different cover artworks for the regular and limited editions.

‘Sometimes The World Ain’t Enough’ was again produced by the band themselves and was recorded at Handsome Hard Music / Larsson Music Studio as well as Nordic Sound Lab in Skara, Sweden. Mixing duties were taken on by the band’s guitarist/percussionist Sebastian Forslund and mastering was done by Thomas ”Plec” Johansson at The Panic Room.

THE NIGHT FLIGHT ORCHESTRA
– Sometimes The World Ain’t Enough –
European Tour 2018
+ Special Guests BLACK MIRRORS
presented by:ROCK HARD, EMP, ROCKS, PIRANHA, START, STAR.FM HEAVY HOUR, STARK!STROM, METALNEWS.DE, METALTIX, MUSIX
01.11. SE Malmö KB*
02.11. DE Weissenhäuser Strand METAL HAMMER PARADISE*
03.11. SE Skövde Skövde in Rock*
08.11. SE Stockholm Kägelbanan*
09.11. SE Eskilstuna K100*
10.11. SE Göteborg Sticky Fingers*
11.11. NO Oslo John Dee*
15.11. FI  Turku Gong*
16.11. FI Helsinki On The Rocks*
23.11. DE Cologne Luxor
24.11. DE Osnabrück Rosenhof
25.11. NL Zoetermeer Boerderij
26.11. NL Arnhem Willemeen
27.11. BE Vosselaar Biebob
28.11. FR Nantes Le Ferrailleur
30.11. UK London Underworld
01.12. FR Paris Petit Bain
02.12. FR Toulouse Le Rex
03.12. ES Madrid Caracol
04.12. ES Barcelona Bóveda
05.12. FR Lýon Warmaudio
06.12. IT Milano Legend Club
07.12. CH Meyrin (Genève) Undertown
08.12. CH Zurich Dynamo
09.12. DE Mannheim MS Connection
10.12. AT Salzburg Rockhouse
11.12. HU Budapest A38
12.12. AT Vienna Szene
13.12. AT Graz Dom im Berg
14.12. DE Munich Backstage
15.12. CZ Prague Nova Chmelnice
16.12. DE Nürnberg Hirsch
17.12. DE Saarbrücken Garage
18.12. DE Aschaffenburg Colos-Saal
19.12. DE Berlin Bi Nuu
20.12. DE Jena F-Haus
21.12. DE Dresden Eventwerk Studio
22.12. DE Bochum Matrix

Siege Of Power – Mushroom Cloud Altar

On September 7th Metal Blade Records will release ‘Warning Blast’, the debut album by multinational allstar Death Metallers SIEGE OF POWER!

For a preview of ‘Warning Blast’ surf over to where you can watch the brand new video for the 2nd single ‘Mushroom Cloud Altar’!

Comments the band on the song: “‘Mushroom Cloud Altar’ is a more punky track on the album ‘Warning Blast’. Straight forward D-Beat Discharge without blah blah!”

Surf over to metalblade.com/siegeofpower, there you can watch the video for the 1st single ‘The Cold Room’. Make sure to check out the pre-order section as well, ‘Warning Blast’ is available in the following formats:

— ltd. Digipak-CD w/2 bonus tracks
— 180g black vinyl
— cool grey marbled vinyl (limited to 300 copies – EU exclusive)
— slate blue-marbled vinyl (limited to 200 copies – EU exclusive)
— clear smoky white-marbled vinyl (limited to 200 copies – US exclusive)

SIEGE OF POWER Line-Up:
Chris Reifert – Vocals (Autopsy, Violation Wound, Abscess, Painted Doll)
Paul Baayens – Guitars (Asphyx, ex-Hail of Bullets, Thanatos)
Theo van Eekelen – Bass (ex-Hail of Bullets, ex-Houwitser, ex-Grand Supreme Blood Court)
Bob Bagchus – Drums (ex-Asphyx, Soulburn, ex-Grand Supreme Blood Court)

No bullshit compromises of any kind whatsoever. That’s what SIEGE OF POWER is all about! SIEGE OF POWER started in 2013 as a project without any expectations. Shortly after releasing a split album it was left for dead, buried and almost forgotten until the rotten corpse was exhumed in 2017. This resulted in a no-nonsense extreme metal album mixed with several doomdozers. Influences vary from Carnivore and SOD to Discharge and Amebix, done in their own style.

Before their debut album SIEGE OF POWER will release a limited 7″, entitled ‘The Cold Room’, on August 10th. Two of the three songs are non-albums songs. The 7″ is strictly limited to 500 copies. 300 copies in black and 200 colored copies. The 200 colored copies will be sold exclusively via the official merch booth at the Party.San Open Air (party-san.de)! Order at: goo.gl/gTJWwb

AUTHOR & PUNISHER – Nihil Strength

Industrial metal visionary AUTHOR & PUNISHER delivers his sixth full-length recording and Relapse debut Beastland on October 5th. Watch the official performance video for “Nihil Strength” .

AUTHOR & PUNISHER’s mastermind Tristan Shone comments: “I built new machines for this album to make more aggressive and dynamic music. These devices are compact and powerful, made from robotic components, intended for high energy repetition. I, as do many others, feel rage against the Beasts of our era: those who horde, who poison, or who discriminate. We need aggressive music to make an aggressive statement. Beastland is an introspection of who we are as a human race.  At a time when we have the tools, the intellect, and the history to remind us how to treat each other and the earth, we go far out of our way to feast on the less fortunate and vulnerable, disregarding the atrocities and lessons of the past.”

Additionally, AUTHOR & PUNISHER returns to Europe in October after the release of Beastland, including select concerts with Godflesh, Conan and more. Also, he recently announced the first leg of Fall US tour dates with the Uniform & The Body collaboration. Finally, AUTHOR & PUNISHER will perform at Cold Waves Festival throughout September in New York, Chicago and Los Angeles. All confirmed tour dates are available below and more announcements to come in the near future.

AUTHOR & PUNISHER’s sixth studio album Beastland is due out October 5th on CD/LP/Digital via Relapse Records. Physical packages are available for pre-order and Digital Downloads / Streaming .

Beastland was recorded at K Street in San Diego, CA and engineered by Tristan Shone & John Cota (Death Eyes). Additional recording was done in Las Cruces, NM with Jason Begin (vytear). The album was co-produced with Braden Diotte (Faust, EXO//ENDO, Neurosis, Pinback, Tarantula Hawk), mixed by Kurt Ballou at God City and mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege.

Drawing inspiration from his career as a mechanical engineer, Tristan Shone (the creator and sole artist behind AUTHOR & PUNISHER) forged a relationship with design, sound, and fabrication that ultimately yielded his hand-built “Drone Machines” which mapped the journey away from traditional instrumentation towards custom made “precision machinery.” A robotic experimentation in industrial metal, noise, doom and drone, AUTHOR & PUNISHER recalls Nine Inch Nails channeling Godflesh, traversing through dark, uncompromising, and often disturbing soundscapes with occasional detours into rich melodies and splinters of light. Armed with newly built “Drone Machines” and a new label, Beastland is AUTHOR & PUNISHER’s career-defining statement and a powerful listening experience that further blurs the line between man and machine.

AUTHOR & PUNISHER Tour Dates:

Sep 14 New York, NY Cold Waves NY @ Irving Plaza
Sep 22 Chicago, IL Cold Waves VII @ Metro
Sep 27 Los Angeles, CA Cold Waves LA @ 1720

Oct 12 Rotterdam, NL RVLT Festival
Oct 13 Helsinki, FI Blowup Vol. 4
Oct 14 Tallinn, EE Sveta Baar
Oct 15 St. Petersburg, RU LES
Oct 16 Moscow, RU Model T
Oct 17 Malmo, SE Plan B (w/ Conan)
Oct 18 Copenhagen, DK Pumpehuset (w/ Godflesh)
Oct 19 Oslo, NO Bla
Oct 20 Gothenburg, SE Sticky Fingers (w/ Godflesh)
Oct 24 Lisbon, PT MusicBox
Oct 25 Porto, PT Maus Habitos

— All dates Nov 8 – Nov 17  with The Body & Uniform —

Nov 08 Cambridge, MA Sonia
Nov 09 Montreal, QC La Sala Rossa
Nov 10 Toronto, ON Baby G
Nov 11 Detroit, MI El Club
Nov 12 Oberlin, OH Dionysus Disco
Nov 13 Chicago, IL Empty Bottle
Nov 15 Pittsburgh, PA Spirit Hall
Nov 16 Philadelphia, PA PhilaMOCA
Nov 17 Brooklyn, NY Market Hotel

CHUGGERNAUT – Stranglehold

Hailing from Boston Massachusetts, ‘regressive metal’ quartet Chuggernaut puts a modern twist on classic riff-driven metal songwriting, blending elements of doom, thrash, groove and post-hardcore into a massive, organic sound all their own. The band are now ready to unleash their new EP Kodiak on August

24th. Today the band is pleased to present the new video for “Stranglehold”. Watch the video HERE, courtesy of Metal Injection. Kodiak is available for pre-order in multiple formats:

Pre-Order Links: Physical Packages: https://chuggernautband.bandcamp.com/merch

Digital Pre-Order: https://chuggernautband.bandcamp.com/album/kodiak

In support of the release, Chuggernaut will be hitting the road starting in August on a short record release tour. A complete list of dates can be found below.

Chuggernaut Live: 8/23: Cambridge, MA @ Hardcore Stadium 8/25: Philadelphia, PA @ The Nail 8/29: Chicago, IL @ Underground Lounge 8/31: Lafayette, IN @ North End Pub** 9/1: Nashville, TN @ Spring Water Lounge 9/2: Greensboro, NC @ New York Pizza 9/5: Baltimore, MD @ The Depot 9/8: Connecticut @ TBA

Formed in 2013 by guitarist Dave Cohen and vocalist Jeff Gard, Chuggernaut was born out of a mutual need for raw, irreverent and fundamentally heavy music. With the addition of Blaize Collard on drums and Eric Alper (Replacire) on bass, Chuggernaut began playing basements and stages across Massachusetts, and quickly became entrenched in the underground New England metal scene. In late 2014, Chuggernaut entered the now defunct Mortal Music studio in Charlestown, MA to begin pre-production for their debut EP, First Batch, which would be recorded in installments over the course of the following year.

Prior to the record’s release, however, Alper left the band to focus on other projects and in Winter of 2015 was replaced with Berklee College of Music professor and former Ice Nine Kills bassist David Marvuglio. First Batch was released in May of 2016, followed by an east coast tour. Once the summer touring had ended, Chuggernaut traveled down to Providence, RI and tracked a reinterpretation of Led Zeppelin’s ‘Kashmir’ in the old Columbus Theater and adjacent studio, Eyeland — produced, mixed and mastered by Andrew Nault (Arms & Sleepers / Lesser Glow / Long Time.)

The band loved the vibe of the studio and working with Nault such that they returned to Eyeland in April 2017 to record their sophomore EP. However, due to mounting tensions between Gard and the rest of the band leading up to the studio session, Jeff and Chuggernaut parted ways shortly afterward. In the months that followed; Cohen, Collard and Marvuglio held vocal auditions and by July, they welcomed pyrotechnic vocalist and performer David Benites into the fold.

In November 2017, Cohen, Collard and Marvuglio re-entered Eyeland studio with Benites to record vocals and finish what they started back in April. Now with their new EP Kodiak available everywhere on August 24, and an electrifying stage show Chuggernaut is primed and excited to share the next chapter with fans everywhere.

TRAPPIST – Victims Of A Bomber Raid

Los Angeles craft beer squad TRAPPIST presents the new single from their Relapse Records-bound Ancient Brewing Tactics debut LP. The new track, “Hymn To Ninkasi,” features guest vocals by Tony Foresta (Municipal Waste, Iron Reagan), and sees its premiere at No Echo with a brief interrogation of the band.

TRAPPIST’s debut album Ancient Brewing Tactics is due out August 17th on CD/LP/Digital via Relapse Records. Physical packages are available via Relapse.com and Digital Downloads / Streaming Services.

TRAPPIST has also been added to Decibel Magazine’s inaugural Beer & Metal Fest Los Angeles on December 1st and 2nd, set to perform alongside the likes of The Black Dahlia Murder, Khemmis, Triptykon, Pig Destroyer, Yob, Power Trip, Skeletal Remains, Necrot, Haunt, and more to be announced, with a wide array of craft breweries set to fill the joint with high quality suds.

Formed in 2014 and consisting of scene legends Chris Dodge (Spazz, ex-Infest, ex-Despise You, etc.), Phil Vera (Crom, Despise You, ex-(16)-) and Ryan Harkins (co-owner of popular heavy metal-themed burger joint Grill Em’ All), TRAPPIST have one clear mission, to annihilate the listener with a storm of d-beat, crust punk, powerviolence, and hardcore all in the name of BEER. Picture Discharge style punk and Xeroxed WWII photos with bombs replaced by casks, cans, and kegs.

Ancient Brewing Tactics is 21 tracks and 33 minutes of booze-induced chaos, bound to knock you on your ass faster than shotgunning a 15% Russian Imperial Stout. TRAPPIST round out their alcohol-fueled blasts with special guest appearances by Tony Foresta (Municipal Waste, Iron Reagan), Steve Brooks (Torche), and Blake Harrison (Pig Destroyer). NO CORPORATE BEER.

For the ultimate sensory experience, TRAPPIST has recommended a specific beer pairing for listeners to drink along to each song on the album! “Hymn To Ninkasi” is paired with Beachwood Brewing Citraholic IPA.

TRAPPIST Live:

12/01-02 2018 The Wiltern – Los Angeles, CA @ Decibel Beer & Metal Fest Los Angeles []

ENDSEEKER – sign to Metal Blade

ENDSEEKER – since 2015, this name has stood for the finest Swedish styled death metal from Hamburg, Germany. Hard as a fist and uncompromising like binge drinking on St. Pauli – but with a big chunk of heart and soul to it.

Metal Blade and ENDSEEKER are both just as happy to announce agreeing on a multiple album deal. Comments the band: “Becoming part of the mighty Metal Blade family is literally a dream coming true that we didn’t even dare to wish for when we started the band a couple of years ago. To see ourselves in line with all these legendary artists makes each of us push us even harder and we’re totally on fire to work with the great people of Metal Blade on our upcoming album. Bring the booze and let’s raise some hell!”

2015’s EP, ‘Corrosive Revelation’, released on F.D.A. Records, set the benchmark for things to come. Produced by Eike Freese (Dark Age) and Alexander Dietz (Heaven Shall Burn), there was hardly any review not praising the band’s debut. From then on, ENDSEEKER served their sound to numerous metal fans all over Germany.

In October 2017, ENDSEEKER released their highly anticipated full-length, ‘Flesh Hammer Prophecy’ – once again recorded and produced by Eike Freese at the famous Chameleon Studios in the heart of Hamburg. On this record, the band also got some assistance from a real death metal icon: Marc Grewe (Insidious Disease, ex-Morgoth), who laid down guest vocals on the song ‘Black Star Rising’, plus took part in the music video. Bending the knee to the Swedish heroes from the early 90’s, but still keeping a distinctive level of originality, the resulting ‘Flesh Hammer Prophecy’ album left fans, old and new, just as excited as the press:

–“On ‘Flesh Hammer Prophecy’, Endseeker performs death metal like it’s supposed to be – brutally honest and honestly brutal!” (metal.de)
–“The new record is great joy to listen to but also kicks you in the face.” (Legacy)
–“…it’s suitable to call it a death metal highlight of the year.” (xxl-rock.de)

ENDSEEKER was voted “Death Metal climber of the year” by the editors of Metal Hammer, Germany, in 2017 and ended up on position 5 in the reader’s poll of Rock Hard, Germany, in the category “newcomer of the year”. The album got a stunning 9,5 out of 10 review in Deaf Forever magazine, Germany.

After sharing the stage with bands like Cannibal Corpse, Hatebreed, Mantar, Kvelertak, Warpath, Lifeless, Demonbreed, among others, plus appearing at several festivals like Summer Breeze Open Air, In Flammen, Grind The Nazi Scum, Weltturbojugendtage, Holsteiner Death Fest, Swamp Fest, Ear Terror Festival, Headache Inside and many more, ENDSEEKER will be headlining the tent stage on Thursday at Party.San Open Air 2018, with more tour activities to follow, before entering the studio in 2019.

BURNING WITCHES – Recording ‘Hexenhammer’

BURNING WITCHES are not only the hottest export from the Alpine Republic, the five piece from Switzerland are also one of the most thrilling newcomers in old school heavy metal spanning the last few years.

The band’s new album Hexenhammer, which will be released on November 9th via Nuclear Blast Records, was produced in the Little Creek Studio by the same team as its predecessor: V.O. Pulver (PRO-PAIN, DESTRUCTION, NERVOSA, PÄNZER) and DESTRUCTION legend Schmier, who also helped and advised as a close friend of the band. The result is a truly brilliant heavy metal album.

Today, the band released their first trailer from the studio. Watch here to get a look behind the scenes of the  recording process and listen to a teaser for their unrelenting first single ‘Executed’, which will be released on August 31st:

Stay tuned for more information.

BURNING WITCHES live dates:

30.08. CH Lucerne – Schüür (w/ NERVOSA, IRONY OF FATE)
01.09. A Satteins – Hard N’ Heavy

Metal Storm Tour 2018
w/ GONOREAS
05.10. E Madrid – Boveda
06.10. E Vitoria-Gasteiz – Urban Rock Concept
07.10. E Barcelona – Sala Bóveda
08.10. E Valencia – Paberse Club
09.10. E Puertollano (Ciudad Real) – Krater Rock City
10.10. E Zaragoza – Carpa Rock Interpeñas

14. – 21.10. E Mallorca – Full Metal Holiday

Album Release Show:
09.11. CH  Brugg – Salzhaus

The Tour Of The Living Dead
w/ GRAVE DIGGER – presented by Rock Hard (D)
11.01. D Hanover – MusikZentrum
12.01. D Andernach – JUZ Live Club
13.01. CH Pratteln – Z7
14.01. D Munich – Backstage
15.01. D Aschaffenburg – Colos-Saal
16.01. D Saarbrücken – Garage
17.01. D Bochum – Zeche
18.01. D Glauchau – Alte Spinnerei
19.01. D Neuruppin – Kulturhaus
20.01. NL Rotterdam – Baroeg
22.01. D Hamburg – Martkhalle
23.01. D Berlin – Lido
24.01. D Bamberg – Live-Club
25.01. D Regensburg-Obertraubling – Airport-Eventhall
26.01. D Memmingen – Kaminwerk
27.01. D Ludwigsburg – Rockfabrik
28.01. F Paris – Petit Bain
29.01. UK London – Camden Underworld
30.01. B Vosselaar – Biebob
31.01. F TBA
01.02. E Bilbao – Santana 27
02.02. E Madrid – Sala Mon Live
03.02. E Barcelona – Razzmatazz 2

OUTER HEAVEN – Bloodspire

Conjured in the backwoods of Pennsylvania, Death Metal newcomers OUTER HEAVEN spew forth their long-awaited debut album Realms of Eternal Decay. Listen to the album’s first audio offering “Bloodspire”  HERE and all streaming services .

OUTER HEAVEN’s debut album Realms of Eternal Decay is due out October 12th on CD/LP/Digital via Relapse Records. Physical packages are available via Relapse.com and Digital Downloads / Streaming Services .

Additionally, OUTER HEAVEN will tour with labelmates FULL OF HELL in October throughout the East Coast. The band will also perform at select upcoming concerts with Mortician, Eternal Champion & Metal Punk Death Fest 3. A full list of confirmed tour dates is available below.

Across 10 tracks and 30+ minutes of grotesque, groove-laden old-school Death Metal, OUTER HEAVEN immediately raise the bar for the new generation of extreme bands. Realms of Eternal Decay was produced by Kevin Bernsten (Skeletonwitch, Full of Hell, Integrity) at Developing Nations Studios mixed and mastered by Arthur Rizk (Cavalera Conspiracy, Inquisition, Pissgrave). Features sickening cover artwork by Matthew Stikker (Power Trip).

OUTER HEAVEN Tour Dates:

Aug 21 Philadelphia, PA Boot & Saddle (w/ Eternal Champion)

Sep 02 Philadelphia, PA Voltage Lounge (w/ Mortician)

Sep 28 Brooklyn, NY Metal Punk Death Fest 111 @ Saint Vitus

— All Dates Oct 10 – 21 w/ Full of Hell —

Oct 10 Philadelphia, PA Voltage Lounge
Oct 11 Montclair, NJ Meatlocker
Oct 12 Washington, DC Atlas
Oct 13 Chapel Hill, NC Local 506
Oct 14 West Columbia, SC Radio Room
Oct 15 Jacksonville, FL Nighthawks
Oct 16 Tampa, FL Crowbar
Oct 17 Miami, FL Gramp’s
Oct 18 Orlando, FL Will’s Pub
Oct 19 Atlanta, GA 529
Oct 20 Charlotte, NC Skylark Social Club
Oct 21 Chesapeake, VA Riffhouse Pub

Primitai- Overdrive

PRIMITAI have announced more dates including a full play through show of their new album ‘The Calling’ at Metalworks, Camden, London. Catch them here:

PRIMITAI
August 2018
31st         READING – Sub 89
September 2018
2nd         LONDON – Metalworks, Camden (The Calling full play through)
8th         DEINZE (Belgium) – Café Elpee
20th         LONDON – Black Heart (with Cauldron)
October 2018
6th         HATFIELD – University Of Hertfordshire
November 2018
9th         OXFORD – The Wheatsheaf
22nd         MANCHESTER – Grand Central

PRIMITAI recently released their highly anticipated new album The Calling. It’s a killer slab of high quality melodic metal mixed and mastered by Lasse Lammert (Alestorm, Gloryhammer)

Primitai (pronouned Primi-tie) are a London based melodic metal band drawing inspiration from classic heavy metal and combining it with a modern production, intensity and a subtle progressive edge. Whether sharing the stage with NWOBHM bands like Saxon, power metallers Edguy, thrash bands like Warbringer, or even Scandinavian sleaze rock like Crashdiet, the power, melody and intensity of Primitai‘s songs and performance has struck a chord with fans across a wide spectrum of metal.

Their break through came in 2010 upon release of their 2nd album LINE OF FIRE, which lead to UK tours and festivals including Hard Rock Hell, Bloodstock, Hammerfest, High Voltage and Wacken Cruise. Their 2013 album RISE AGAIN, mixed and mastered by Fredrik Nordstrom and featuring a guest appearance from Richie Faulkner (JUDAS PRIEST), pushed them higher to dates with SEPULTURA and SAXON, and praise from the biggest rock publications. After a 2015 UK tour with WOLF, the band went into studio to make NIGHT BRINGS INSANITY with production handled by Lasse Lammert (ALESTORM, GLORYHAMMER). The album was released in 2016, lauded by the likes of Kerrang, Powerplay, Fireworks, Zero Tolerance and countless websites,  propelling them to headline shows the length and breadth of the country, and slots with bands as diverse as HELL, SODOM, POWER QUEST, CRAZY LIXX and BLAZE BAYLEY. The band have finished making their next album, scheduled for a spring 2018 release.

Primitai features stalwarts Guy on vocals and Srdjan & Sergio on dual lead guitar, and in 2016 they were joined by drummer and bassist Jonny & Scott, formerly of DRY THE RIVER who played the main stages of Reading and Glastonbury and released two UK Top 40 albums.”

 

THE ORDER OF APOLLYON – Recording Sessions

French black/death metal band THE ORDER OF APOLLYON announce the title and street date for their third studio album, successor to “The Sword And The Dagger”from 2015. The band’s Agonia Records debut (excl. a split release with label mates VI and Temple Of Baal from 2017) is titled “Moriah” and is set to be released on October 26th. In anticipation of revealing more details, THE ORDER OF APOLLYON reveal a video from “Moriah’s” recording sessions, feat. unmixed and unmastered bits of new music.

THE ORDER OF APOLLYON was formed in 2008 by then Aborted members BST(guitars and vocals, also ex-Aosoth, VI) and Dan Wilding. They were joined by guitarist James McIlroy and bassist/vocalist Peter Benjamin, and started working on their debut album, “The Flesh”, which was released in 2010 via Listenable Records.

Conflicting schedules caused the line-up to be modified, with drummer Dan Wildingbeing recruited by death metal legends CARCASS, at the time the band was producing their second full-length, “The Sword And The Dagger”. After concluding the recordings, THE ORDER OF APOLLYON started off new, with the additions of members of the French underground black metal scene: SR (Hell Militia, Temple Of Baal) on guitars and vocals, AK (Merrimack, Vorkreist, Decline Of The I) on bass and vocals, and JZ on drums.

For the first time in THE ORDER OF APOLLYON’s history, the third album “Moriah”has been rehearsed and prepared by a stable line-up, with each member being able to add his own touch. The recording sessions took place at BST Studio, except for drums which were recorded at Studio de Saint-Loup.

More details, including cover artwork and album formats, will be revealed shortly.