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Tuesday, November 9, 2021

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CELTIC HILLS Issue Update on New Full-Length

CELTIC HILLS Issue Update on New Full-Length, To Guest Germana Noage Album, Launch Drummer Auditions!

Italian legendary Speed/thrash metallers CELTIC HILLS have issued an update on their new full-length, revealing also that Jonathan, the band's leader, will be guesting the new album of Germana Noage. Furthermore, the band is launching the auditions for new drummer. Read more details below.

Jonathan stated:
Some anticipation from Jonathan Vanderbilt on the new full length of Celtic Hills! The new album lacks the vocal parts to be recorded and there is already something new here! After this record, drummer Simone Cescutti will leave the band to devote himself to his personal career as a singer and then as a greeting from Celtic Hills towards his personal growth one of the songs will be sung by him. A way to greet the fans. Then we also anticipate that Jonathan will come out with an unreleased song on the single that opens the solo career of Germana Noage who had participated as a guest on Mystai Keltoy singing the song Eden. After that collaboration Jonathan wrote and played the song Surrender which will be released on November 19, 2021 again for Elevate Records. Celtic Hills are also evaluating the entry into the line up of a new drummer and therefore those who want to propose themselves can write to: 

Earlier Jonathan revealed on the upcoming album:
"Again this time we will talk about Friuli, and the theory is at work that the location of the American Air Force Base Aviano is used to control an ancient access to the underground world, which has been used by the pagan gods since ancient times. The magical rites of the inhabitants of the mountains and the places where elves, fairies and gnomes once lived among the people are revealed. There are already definitive titles such as The Sound of the Earth in F sharp minor. A text tells how you can use the beneficial energy of the trees at dawn to strengthen your energies, but there will be no lack of historical events that accompany every CELTIC HILLS album."

2021 has been a very positive year for CELTIC HILLS! The reviews of the 'Mystai Keltoy' album have been many, published on the major world newspapers and all with an average rating of around 9.

"Mystai Keltoy" (which is an enigmatic name that alludes to the Eleusian Mysteries) was released on May 15th 2021 via Elevate Records, and it's inspired by themes ranging from ancient alien civilizations, European pyramids, legends and historical facts of Friuli, as you can already guess from the album cover. The disc was recorded and produced at the Groove Factory in Udine by Michele Guaitoli, a prominent name for being the lead singer of Temperance, Vision of Atlantis, Era.

Coverart was created by Sheila Franco.

Order the album here:
Stream the album on Spotify here:

The formation of the power trio is Simone Cescutti on drums, Jacopo Novello on bass and Jonathan Vanderbilt on vocals and guitars. The cover is hand painted by Sheila Franco, the same girl who painted Blood Over Intents, and represents the myth of the ancient visitors. Jonathan Vanderbilt played and recorded the album with Panico Custom instruments, the Italian sponsor of custom lutherie of Luca Panico di Ravenna, a guitar specially created with the specifications requested by the Canadian guitarist.

Also watch/ stream the earlier videos:
'The 7 Headed Dragon of Osoppo' (Official Video) -
'Eden' (Official Video), Feat. Germana Noage -
'Alliteratio' (Official Audio) - 
'The Blood Is Not Water' (Official Video) -
'The Tomorrow Of Our Sons' (Official Video) -
Guardian Of 7 Stars (Official Video) -
Blood Flows Down (Official Video) -
A Happy Abdicant King (Official Video) -
Forum Julii (Official Lyric Video) -
Time (Official Video) -
Warpriest (Official Video) -

CELTIC HILLS were born in 2010, in 2020 they sign a recording contract with Elevate Records with which they release the album "Blood over Intents" and the EP "Schrage Musik" both in 2020.
 In 2021 another album is out "Mystai Keltoy" produced and recorded by Michele Guaitoli singer of Temperance, Vision of Atlantis and Era. The style played is difficult to place in a single vein of metal, as there are many influences ranging from death to power, with sound elements that can also recall a certain type of 90's thrash. The singing is quite varied, and for some listeners it may seem unusual in a metal band. power, speed and good melodic lines distinguish the band from others. Between 2010 and 2020 they released "Horns helmet fighters" and for the Slovak Music Globalliance they came out on international compilations on volumes 2,3,4. 

New CELTIC HILLS' logo was created by

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The Prehispanic Death Metal XIPE TOTEC new album

XIPE TOTEC "TLAMIQUIH” (DeFox Records/Invincible Records 2021)

The Prehispanic Death Metal duo has released a new album titled “Tlamiquih” (all things die), devastating Brutal Death Metal between ritual chants; memorable and devastating riffs accompanied by rainsticks, huehuetl, teponaztli and various flutes from ancient Mexico.

A mythical and cavernous trip to the past, recalling the Nahua culture and the mythology of the ancient gods of the Mexican pantheon, therefore the prehispanic instruments, the nahuatl language, archeology and Metal are some of the elements that you will find in this full length…

The album contains 10 songs and will be available worldwide on November 30, 2021 in the best stores iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, Deezer, Google Music, Youtube ... and many others.

The band consists of Martin Martinez (Yatrogeny, Eclectic Spawn Miquian) who plays practically all instruments ... and Alejandro Camacho (Muknal, Cryptogeny, Mortal Plague) on vocals.

Friday, October 22, 2021

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Abyss release new video for the track Pallid Void


Abyss release new video for the track "Pallid Void"

One year after the release of the Split-EP of German melodic black metal band Abyss and Slovakian post-black metal band Besna, the two of them collaborated for another project. This time in the form of an episodic live stream.
After Besna presented the video of their song „Fuga", Abyss is now giving an excerpt of their live session.

With „Pallid Void" the black metal quintet grants the first glimpse of its full-length debut endeavor. The song opens calm and meditative, followed by an abrupt switch into raw, intertwining riffs. It is concluded with a mesmerizing sequence that reveals the song's cyclic arrangement. The visual presentation leans towards this very concept and remains indistinct, just like a blur into nothingness.

As the third and final installment, the full Abyss/Besna Splitsession is going to be released on the 7th of November.

Abyss – Pallid Void


Besna – Fuga



Wednesday, October 20, 2021

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The Arsenicum Potestas Ascensionem 4:30 new album 2021


The Arsenicum Potestas "Ascensionem 4:30" new album 2021

The Blackened Death metal band THE ARSENICUM POTESTAS, will release in a digital format their 3rd album titled "Ascensionem 4:30" on the next Oct 31st through the official Bandcamp page.

Recorded in 2021, this album takes death to a new level with 8 dark and somber melodies that will bring you to step by step closer to the inevitable embrace of the grim reaper.

"I am very proud of this album, which was conceived and spawned in the midst of difficult personal times. The album narrates song after song the ascension process of my mother's soul to the other side and the new experiences and feelings that I had to face with her departure. So everything is immersed in a real situation of death of a loved one, which we all have to face one day." - D./The Arsenicum Potestas

1-Ascensionem 4:30

Total Playing Time: 36 mins.
Recorded & Mixed at Demonic Attack Studio 2021.
Cover Artwork & layout by DG Artworks. Layout graphics by Nigrae Edictum.

For fans of Old School Black Death Metal.


Sunday, April 25, 2021

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AViVA Releases Her Latest Hit UNBREAKABLE

AViVA Releases Her Latest Hit 'UNBREAKABLE'

Starting 2021 on a strong note by smashing 3 billion streams globally, AViVA isn't wasting any time with releasing new music this year. "UNBREAKABLE" continues developing the sonic palette that AViVA fans know and love, with her powerful, yet still vulnerable lyrics expanding on those themes of self expression and creativity.

With her increasing global profile AViVA is treating her fans, many of who are still in various levels of lockdown and restrictions with live-streamed rehearsals, twitch streaming, as well as her usual social engagement across a multitude of platforms. Here is what AViVA has said about "UNBREAKABLE". "To me 'UNBREAKABLE' is a song about bouncing back despite adversity. The lyric "why did I trust you" really conveys that desperation that you can feel when somebody you thought was on your side turns against you. Sometimes even though you can forgive someone for what they've done you can't necessarily forget it and it's okay to remember that. But despite all that dwelling on things that have gone wrong doesn't help you move forward and 'UNBREAKABLE' is about moving forward reminding yourself that you can't be beaten down and broken down by other people".

As always 2021 looks like it's going to be a massive year for AViVA so "UNBREAKABLE" is just another piece of her ever growing multi-verse, with her debut novel SELF/LESS coming out the second half of the year. Co-written and produced by AViVA, MataisC, Jean-Paul Fung, Nick Bailey Mastered by Chris Gehringer.

Friday, April 9, 2021

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DARKFALL release a new lyric video

DARKFALL release a new lyric video for the track "Tides Of War"

Darkfall and Mortal Strike will release a split album on May 7th. On "Thrashing Death Squad" both bands offer two new songs each, flanked by a cover version of the other band and another cover of a metal classic.

Darkfall just released a new lyric video for the opener track "Tides Of War". You can watch at this location:

01 Darkfall - Tides Of War
02 Darkfall - The Gates Are Open
03 Darkfall - Here Comes The Tank (Mortal Strike Cover)
04 Darkfall - Hail To The Warriors (Manowar Tribute)
05 Mortal Strike - A Storm Will Overcome
06 Mortal Strike - P.T.S.D.
07 Mortal Strike - Rise To Dominate (Darkfall Cover)
08 Mortal Strike -Freibier (Tankard Cover)



Saturday, April 3, 2021

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CONSOLAMENTUM announce second album Vault of Horror


DeFox Records and Invincible Records are excited to announce the second album of the dark doom metal band from Mexico CONSOLAMENTUM !

The album title “Vault Of Horror”, an Epic Doom Metal based on the old horror movies (Amicus prods, Hammer films), "Creepshow"... or recalling those classic series like "The Twiligh Zone" or "X files".

Those notes on the transverse flute and pipe organ, make a more peculiar, ancient and mysterious sound than in unison with the Doom  voice of Phillip Yepez (The Fury I Hide), produces a journey of time, a mix between old & new Doom Metal.  The Lee Dorrian style comes to mind in some moments.

Tasters of Candlemass, Trouble, Blood Ceremony,  Cathedral, Pentagram, Altar Of Oblivion, from Mexico CONSOLAMENTUM arrives to bring us the longing and nostalgia of the old horror cinema of the 60's - 90's in a Doom Metal made for you to wear your hood and taste the sadness and those times ...

The release will be available on April 30th - 2021.

The digital album on every worldwide webstores, iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, Deezer, Google Play, Tidal, Shazam...YouTube Music also.

Line up:

Martin Martinez, All instruments

Phillip Yepez, Vocals

track list:

01 A daugther for the devil

02 A good place to visit

03 A tale from the crypt

04 Asylum

05 Odissey of the flight

06 The death of Jordy Verril

07 The old boss Woodhead

08 Tooms

09 Twinds of evil

10 Vault of horror

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Friday, April 2, 2021

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Islander Drops Official Music Video


Better Noise Music rock band Islander just dropped the official music video for their recently released single "What Do You Gotta Lose?", a hopeful anthem about finding light and moving forward. The visual was directed by Nathan Mowery of Kid Punk. WATCH HERE.
Of the visual, Islander lead singer Mikey Carvajal says: "Filming the music video for 'What Do You Gotta Lose?' was an exhausting experience - physically and emotionally. We filmed it in a small church building in Georgia. The air conditioners weren't working, so every few shots we all had to walk outside to get some air. In the video, I play a version of myself where I come back to life at my own funeral. I'm there to remind everyone to "seize the day" (yes, that's a 'Dead Poets Society' reference.) It was really important for us to approach the concept of death in a way that was relatable, while also finding a bit of joy in the celebration of life. I believe this world isn't our 'forever home.' However, while we are here we need to do the next thing that is in front of us. This song is a plea for anyone thinking about suicide to hold on. It's not always easy being alive, but it's worth it. Joy comes in the morning".
Earlier this year, Islander further set the tone for their vulnerable music path, calling for empathy and connecting with their ever-growing global fanbase with the release of their deeply personal song
"The Outsider". It's a tribute to why the band gravitated towards rock music in the first place and a reminder to let anyone feeling like an outcast know that they have a place in the community of listeners that the group has formed. They're currently creating more music to release, solidifying their unique ability to offer meditative art in the craziness of the world.

Buy/Stream "What Do You Gotta Lose" Here!
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Illusory New Album

ILLUSORY Crimson Wreath ROCKSHOTS Records 21 May 2021

Rockshots Records Signs Greece's Illusory For New Album "Crimson Wreath" Out May 2021

Rockshots Records is proud to announce their latest signing of Greece's Illusory for their third full length "Crimson Wreath" planned for release May 2021. Having opened for such legendary acts Blue Oyster Cult, Warrel Dane, Geoff Tate, and Gus G, the heavy metallers new album is the next step in their widely praised evolution to follow 2016's Polysllabic (7hard/7us) and 2013's "The Ivory Tower" (The Leaders Records).

Melodic, riffy, cerebral, and complex "Crimson Wreath" is a very emotional and melodic release, yet heavy and strong at the same time. Both new fans and ones who have been listening to the band for years will indulge themselves in this latest offering of classic, progressive, epic, and thrashy performances. Lyrical themes found on "Crimson Wreath" are mostly anti-war, but the full length also includes a thematic unit consisting of three songs that deal with human loss as both guitarist George Papantonis' parents passed away while the band was in studio recording it.

The band comments:

"The band is thrilled! When we look back, from the first minute to the last one, from the moment we pressed "record" on the very first drum tracking, to the latest addition and album wrap-up, we can't stop thinking about all the things we set and done during those recordings and the long hours of arranging every little album detail. "Crimson Wreath" has become a member of our discography and our most recent brainchild. And we are totally proud of it!"

Three singles "Besetting Sins", "All Blood Red" and "Ashes To Dust" are scheduled to be released leading up to the album's sales date. 

For fans of Iron Maiden, Queensryche, Savatage, Jag Panzer, an album trailer for "Crimson Wreath" can be viewed on Rockshots Records YouTube channel:

The album will be released on May 21, 2021 -

#1 SINGLE "Besetting Sins" # on February 12, 2021


"This is the opening track of the album and also our first single off the "Crimson Wreath" album. A very heavy song with fast guitar gallops, an Eastern flavor, a melodic chorus and a progressive twin guitar melody in the middle of the song. It speaks about religion, the Seven Deadly Sins and especially about an ancient Greek emotion called Acedia…" 

#2 SINGLE "Crimson Wreath" # on March 12, 2021



 "The eponymous title of the album is a very complex song. It starts with some clean guitars and a beautiful piano theme and by the end of it, everything changes! There is a strong bridge in the middle, with some really big-sounding guitars and a tribal drumming part, which leads into a twin-guitar melody followed by keyboards and a great vocal bridge! "Crimson Wreath" is about a land invasion nowadays and it describes the emotions of the people who woke up under attack." adds the band. 

Track Listing:
1. Besetting Sins (5:01)
2. Acedia (2:11)
3. Crimson Wreath (6:35)
4. Immortal No (4:25)
5. All Shall Fade (1:51)
6. All Blood Red (5:48)
7. The Voice Inside Me (1:28)
8. S.T. Forsaken (8:08)
9. Ashes To Dust (5:51)
10. A Poem I Couldn't Rhyme (4:22)
An Opus Of Loss And Sorrow:
11. Pedestal I: Past Forever Last  (6:07)
12. Pedestal II: The Isle Of Shadows (9:08)
13. Pedestal III: Agony's Last (6:53)
14. Fortress Of Sadness (10:04)
Album Length: 1:18:00

Dee Theodorou – Vocals
George Papantonis – Guitars
Greg Bakos – Guitars
Niki Danos – Bass
Makis Vandoros – Keyboards
Costas Koulis – Drums

Keyboards on Crimson Wreath performed by George Konstantakelos and Dee Theodorou

Album Credits:
All songs composed, arranged and orchestrated by ILLUSORY
Produced by Yiannis Petroyiannis
Co-Produced byDee "" Theodorou
Engineered and edited by Dee "" Theodorou at theiCave StudioandYiannis Petroyiannisat the Matrix Studios
Mixed and Mastered by Yiannis Petroyiannis at theMatrix Studios
All songs composed, arranged and orchestrated by ILLUSORY
Art cover Design / Layout by Panagiotis "Hammer" Sfiris
Art concept conceived and directed byStiver Graunne
Photography by Vaios Roupis
Photo processing by Manos Psakis

Choir on "The Isle Of Shadows" and "Fortress Of Sadness": Anastasia Papadopoulou (Upon Revival), Gregory Koilakos (Fortis Ventus), Nancy Moschopoulou (Fortis Ventus) and Ophelia Baudelaire
Soprano Parts on "Fortress Of Sadness" by Nancy Moschopoulou (Fortis Ventus)
Additional Vocals on "Fortress Of Sadness" by Ophelia Baudelaire
Lullaby Intro on "Agony's Last" by Mary Tirou
Classical Guitars on "Acedia" and Acoustic Guitars on "The Isle Of Shadows" by Dimitris Fakos
Piano on "All Shall Fade", "Fortress Of Sadness" and "Past Forever Last" by Alexandros Roumeliotis
Narration on "Ashes To Dust" by Grigoris Valtinos
Narration on "Acedia" by Paul Logue
Narration on "The Voice Inside Me" by Stiver Graunne
Narration on "The Isle Of Shadows" by George Papantonis
Gang Voices by the Ivories & Gregory Koilakos (Fortis Ventus)
Choral Arrangements by Dee Theodorou


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Tilian Releases New Single And Video



Today, Los Angeles-based singer, songwriter, and producer Tilian releases his latest single and music video, "Is Anarchy A Good Hobby?": LISTEN HERE and watch the video HERE. Along with new song, Tilian officially announces his upcoming full-length album, "Factory Reset", due for release on April 23, 2021 via Rise Records. Pre-order/pre-save the album HERE.
Tilian wrote "Is Anarchy A Good Hobby?" about "the joy that is released after a necessary destruction" – and the result shows a brand-new side to his artistry. "Musically, I tried to take production risks and try things I haven't before. I imagine it might be more polarizing for current fans, because it's meant to stand out as a dramatic moment in the middle of the album".
"Factory Reset" is both highly personal and wholly universal. Tilian began writing the album just a few weeks after the pandemic forced California into lockdown. "I was searching for meaning in isolation and found it in creating this album", Tilian shares about the process. He decided to write, record, and produce the album himself, eventually remotely bringing in drummer/frequent collaborator Kris Crummett to help button it up.
Having full creative control allowed Tilian to experiment more than ever, and truly be himself in the process. "[I wanted] to make the album that I want to hear. 'What would be my favorite band?' as opposed to, 'What is everyone's favorite band?'" This resulted in his most thrillingly eclectic work to date: a falsetto-laced brand of alt-pop that spans everything from trippy psychedelia and heavy prog riffs to warped hip-hop beats and dembow grooves.


Recently, Tilian released two other singles from the album – "Anthem" and "Dose"These were first offerings since the release of his 2018 album The Skeptic, which debuted on the Billboard charts at #1 Alternative New Artist, #2 Top New Artists, and #5 Alternative. To date, the project has garnered over 40M global streams and two music videos with over 1M views each, proving the excitement and potential for the burgeoning alt-pop artist. More recently, he collaborated with Marigolds+Monsters and Travis Barker on the exciting single "Falling out of Rhythm".

Pre-order "Factory Reset" Here!

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CHASTAIN releases 1321 and New Videos!

CHASTAIN releases "1321" and New Videos!
The second coming of CHASTAIN with Leather Leone on vocals began in 2013. Since that time the band has released 5 albums:

2013- Surrender To No One
2014- Surrender To No One: Uncut
2015- We Bleed Metal
2016- Chastainium
2017- We Bleed Metal 17

1321 takes tracks from each of those 5 albums and presents them with different arrangements. Guitarist and Producer David T. Chastain explains "1321 is the album we would have released if we only could have released one album during the Leather Second Generation Era. The tracks now are little more listener friendly and more accessible for the first time "Chastain" metal fan who may have never experienced the music before. For long time Chastain fans I believe they will like the new arrangements."

David adds, "We chose the tracks that we thought I could make the biggest arrangement changes from the originals. When listening to the 5 albums on their own certain tracks I could just hear a new arrangement that I thought would work. Tracks I could make stronger... or at least a new take on the song.

Also included on 1321 is the never before released track "The First Attack." That track was originally recorded during the "Surrender To No One" sessions but to due to time constraints was not included on the original release.

David adds, "Having new drummer Stian Kristoffersen (Pagan's Mind) in the band really helped bring the music to another level with his more modern influences. He is a monster drummer. Leather has never sounded better and bassist Mike Skimmerhorn can always be counted on to hold up the bottom end."

CHASTAIN, one of the original US metal pioneers, has once again proved itself to be a unique sound in the history and future of metal.

Video of the new arrangement of the track "Evil Awaits Us"

Recently the band discovered a rare video of CHASTAIN's very first concert. David states: "Found an old Beta tape and had it transferred to digital format. Of course the quality is poor but it shows the band with a ton of energy and it has every song from the band's first album "Mystery of Illusion." Leather really shines on this.