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Bird's Robe Records news: new releases, tours and more
MONO tour Australia this week, celebrating 10 years since their debut visit. The Japanese post-rock legends will play Adelaide for the first time ever. DUMBSAINT will join as support for all shows.

Tour dates here

Watch the tour trailer here

Facebook event


For fans of Godspeed You! Black Emperor, We Lost The Sea, Russian Circles, Sigur Ros & Explosions in the Sky.
sleepmakeswaves & Rosetta (USA) are joining forces for a mammoth Australian tour this December. It's Rosetta's first time back here in five years and they have a new album out called 'Utopioid'.

Tickets are selling fast, get yours here


For fans of Russian Circles, Pelican, Explosions in the Sky, The Ocean & And So I Watch You From Afar
WE LOST THE SEA tour Australia in December, celebrating 5 years since the release of their acclaimed second album 'The Quietest Place on Earth.'

Get your tickets here

Listen here

Facebook event

For fans of Mogwai, Sigur Ros, MONO, This Will Destroy You & Caspian.
DUMBSAINT have announced a new 2-track EP ahead of their tour with MONO this week.

Listen and purchase here

More info on the release & tickets for the forthcoming tour here

For fans of Toe, Earth, MONO, Junius & Lander Configurations
Meniscus have released 'War of Currents' and 'Refractions' on vinyl for the first time!

Listen and purchase here

They tour Australia in December & January, playing QLD, NSW & VIC

For fans of Jakob, God Is An Astronaut & Russian Circles.
TOEHIDER is back - the new album "GOOD" is available now, right here.

Check out the new video for 'This Conversation Is Over'

Toehider plays Progfest Melbourne in January 2018 at the Corner Hotel

For fans of Haken, Queen, Anubis, Peter Gabriel, A.C.T. & Ayreon
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TROLDHAUGEN are back too! The circus-metal-folk-prog-dance demons have released their new album IDIO+SYNCRASIES and just finished an epic tour across Europe with Alestorm.

They're touring Australia with the mighty TROLLFEST in January, get your tickets here

For fans of Toehider, Finntroll, Alestorm, The Barons of Tang & Diablo Swing Orchestra.
MISH have finally released their epic second album 'Entheogen'.

The underground prog-metal heroes have crafted a brutal, memorable assault with hefty prog technicality alongside searing melody.

Listen and support the band here

For fans of Mastodon, Isis, Pelican, Russian Circles & Meshuggah.
MAJORA have released their new EP 'Aphotic'


Check them out here



For fans of sleepmakeswaves, The Ocean, Meniscus & Jakob.
OSAKA PUNCH are touring HEAPS!

Check out their new video for 'How We Operate' and catch them on tour with The Butterfly Effect in March

For fans of Incubus, Faith No More, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Ugly Kid Joe.




Slimey Things have released their long-awaited final album - 'Goodbye Earth.' After a decade of spreading their sci-fi rock genius, this is it - the journey back to their home planet.
If you like fun things, do yourself and favour and check it out here.
For fans of Primus, Devo, Troldhaugen, Toehider & Darth Vegas.


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Uscirà il 29 settembre il 2° album dei This is not a Brothel e si chiamerà 'Far is Here'. Un disco di gentiluomini che, a distanza di tre anni dal lavoro d’esordio, si sono dati appuntamento in una casa nel nulla per aprire tutti insieme l’armadio e fare i conti con i propri scheletri, con quello che per loro significa fare musica nel 2017, lontano dalle mode nel tempo e nello spazio. Passa il tempo e i rancori aumentano: irrigidiscono le sensibilità, come le muffe con le stoffe, ma bisogna pur avercelo, il piano B. Un piano che non sia quello dal quale saltare nel vuoto, ma quello che ti concede la possibilità di veicolare, metabolizzare, e infine espellere il bolo cattivo, per evitare di esser mangiato dentro. Questo è il secondo disco dei This is not a Brothel. I testi dell’album, uno sguardo intimo, crudo e talvolta brutale sulla realtà circostante, sono stati affidati allo scrittore Gianluca Merola, autore di Dio taglia 60 e già all’opera nel disco d’esordio della band. Il singolo Head High, in uscita il 30 giugno, anticipa di qualche mese la nuova release, che sarà pubblicata per la prima volta su etichetta I Make Records di Francesco Tedesco, il quale ha curato la produzione artistica, le registrazioni, il missaggio e il mastering. Il disco, già disponibile in pre-order sulla piattaforma Bandcamp, in un formato unico che comprende vinile, cd e digital download, sarà disponibile su tutti i digital stores a partire da inizio ottobre e distribuito fisicamente da Family Affair.





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My Kingdom Music ha appena rinnovato i contratti discografici con due tra le sue migliori bands ovvero HELFIR ed IN TORMENTATA QUIETE. I loro nuovi albums usciranno nel prossimo mese di Giugno.
"Sono davvero felice del rinnovo dei contratti con HELFIR ed IN TORMENTATA QUIETE” - ha commentato Francesco Palumbo, capo della My Kingdom Music - “In un momento in cui tutto è veloce e banale, il fatto che un rapporto di lavoro e di amicizia duri nel tempo è davvero molto apprezzabile e sono quindi estremamente fiero del fatto che il percorso tra My Kingdom Music e le due bands continui anche per i loro prossimi lavori! Si tratterà di due album fantastici... per cui semplicemente tenete i vostri occhi bene aperti e sarete sommersi da incredibili news a breve”.

Descritti come nuovi interpreti della decadenza, dopo l'uscita di "Still Bleeding" nel 2015 su My Kingdom Music ed il grande tour con gli ORPHANED LAND, dove la band ha fatto un'esperienza piena di ricordi unici ed eventi incredibili, gli HELFIR creatura di Luca Mazzotta, si sono presi un break per concentrarsi sulla realizzazione del nuovo album, il secondo sotto il marchio HELFIR. L'album si intitolerà "The Human Defeat" ed uscirà a fine Giugno sempre su My Kingdom Music con la quale la band ha rinnovato la cooperazione grazie alla firma di un nuovo contratto discografico.
"Questo album riunisce in maniera totalizzante le mie influenze artistiche" - dice Luca Mazzotta - "e raccoglie tutte le sfaccettature della mia musica, dal Metal più oscuro al lato più melodico ed acustico. Questa volta le tematiche si basano molto sull'ambiente e, attraverso dei ricordi, si parta dell'eterna battaglia tra l'Uomo e la Natura. Quando questa ha fine, ciò che rimane non è altro che una memoria ed un rimorso.
Davvero non vedo l'ora di condividere quest'album con tutti voi".



Gli Emiliani IN TORMENTATA QUIETE hanno rinnovato la loro collaborazione con My Kingdom Music firmando un nuovo contratto per l'uscita del quarto album intitolato "Finestatico", il terzo per la label Italiana. Si tratta della naturale prosecuzione, in fatto di essenza musicale, di "Cromagia" ma con un approccio più Metal e diretto. Il lavoro descrive la visione che un Uomo ha quando si trova di fronte alle sue creazioni e paragona questa visione ad un viaggio nell'Universo.
Questo il commento di Antonio Ricco, membro della band: "Finestatico" è un lavoro che tratta delle visioni dell'uomo, di un viaggio fatto nell'Universo inteso come metafora dei più reconditi recessi dell'animo. Musicalmente alterniamo e plasmiamo a nostro piacimento il Metal, l'Opera, il Progressive, il Gothic senza dimenticare quella decadente teatralità che da sempre caratterizza la nostra musica.
Il nostro scopo, questa volta, è quello di cercare di far intraprendere agli ascoltatori questo viaggio, toccando le loro anime e dando loro quante più emozioni possibili”.
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Metal Injection ha reso disponibile in esclusiva l'intero streaming di 'Engram Of Decline', debut full-length della Progressive Death Metal band francese FRACTAL UNIVERSE.

L'album può essere ascoltato al seguente link:
http://www.metalinjection.net/av/full-album-stream/fractal-universe-get-proggy-with-it-on-engram-of-decline

​'Engram Of Decline' è stato pubblicato il 14 Aprile da Kolony Records.

'Engram Of Decline' è un concept album di 10 tracce, basato sulla celebre opera di Nietzsche, 'Così Parlò Zarathustra', ed esplora la storia del pensiero umano, attraverso quasi 60 minuti di musica.
L'album vede inoltre la partecipazione in veste di guests del sassofonista Jørgen Munkeby (Shining) e del chitarrista Michael Keene (The Faceless).
 
La band è in tour, di seguito le date aggiornate (ulteriori show saranno comunicati a breve):

23.07.2017: MetalDays Festival - Tolmin, SI
02.09.2017: Bandhaus - Leipzig, DE

Per ulteriori informazioni:
http://www.kolonyrecords.com
http://www.fractaluniverseband.com

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VALBORG are going to release their sixth album "Endstrand" via Prophecy Productions. Release-date is set for April 7th, although pre-orders are available as of now, including a limited red-vinyl edition:
hyperurl.co/valborg-endstrand
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Palmer - Misery // New video

Palmer made a beautiful & dark video for their brandnew song Misery taken from their upcoming album Surrounding The Void. It will be out on February 24th on CD and as a digital download. The LP is going to hit the stores on March 24th.


Watch the video on Youtube:https://www.youtube.com/watch? v=hGs_yznZu7I
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On March 7th, Psykokondriak band is going to shot the video "Spookadelic Fever Mansion" taken from their first album, in an classical expressionist way, inspired by German movies of the 1920's. Here's the link:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ZNjSn2x46Y&feature=youtu.be

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NUDIST signed to Argonauta Records

Thrilled to announce that we inked a deal with Italian Post-Sludgers NUDIST, their new album “Bury the Innocence” will be released March 20th, 2017.

The project Nudist born in 2008 as a Noise Instrumental Power Trio and two self-produced albums: "Nudist" and "Appetizer for Monsters". After line-up changes, Gabo and France have found in Lore a worthy travel companion. From there they started an evolution, still in place, of style and sound. With the inclusion of vocals, their third album "See The Light Beyond The Spiral" (2015) have resulted in sounds ranging from post-metal, sludge and post-hardcore.

"Do you miss bands like Breach, Knut, Ken Mode? That mammoth and bludgeoning sludge riffing thrown against an unrelenting wall of bleak and blinding hardcore rage? Then NUDIST is the band for you.” CVLT NATION

NUDIST are used to have intense live activity, opening in Italy for acts as Red Fang, Jucifer, ZU, Conan and more, and touring in Austria, Hungary, Czech Republic and Poland. In August 2016 they recorded their new album "Bury my Innocence", to be released in CD/DD by Argonauta Records and available from March 20th. The songs were recorded live in a small theater in Prato, edited by Niccolò Gallio and later mixed and mastered by the expert hands of Eraldo Bernocchi.

Band motto: "STAY NUDE, STAY RUDE"

Line up:
France - Drums
Gabo - Guitars & Synth
Lore - Bass & Vocals

The official teaser is available here: https://youtu.be/lfWwu5AqLAI

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Italian Post Metallers KYNESIS sign to Argonauta Records

Thrilled to welcome to our family Italian Post Metallers KYNESIS.

Kynesis was born in Turin in 2016 from the ashes of a previous project, to search a different and innovative sound, getting ideas from bands such as Cult of Luna, Pink Floyd, My Dying Bride, Deftones, Mogwai, Isis.

The project has collaborated with various musicians from Turin. Today the singer is Ivan Di Vincenzo, who shares the guitarist role with Luca Braga; rhythmic section consists of Giacomo Grillone on bass and Fabio Losano on drums.

In 2014, after releasing a live CD, the band started to work on the first full album "Kali Yuga", critically acclaimed for its eclectic sounds. The band made a promotional tour sharing the stage with many bands such as Forgotten Tomb, The Great Old Ones and Mortuary Drape.

New Kynesis album "Pandora" is about the Greek myth and then transpose it to the present day. The theme of hope is told through decadent tunes, dilated times and Italian lyrics. Recordings and mixing took place at Alarm Studio by Alessio Sogno, arranger also of synthesizer tracks. Mastered by Magnus Lindberg (Cult of Luna).

This hard work culminated in the release of the record by Argonauta Records in 2017.
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Everlasting Spew Records is proud to announce the signing of Blackened Doom Metallers NAGA for the CD release of their latest album "Inanimate", previously available only on Vinyl through Lay Bare recordings.
This edition will feature a new Master specifically crafted for the CD format and an exclusive brand NEW track.
"Inanimate" will be availalbe in March and pre orders will be up soon.

Catch up NAGA at the following shows:
-Doom over Brixia - Candlemass & more (25/3 Circolo Colony, Brescia, Italy)
-Eistnaflug Fest (5/7, Neskaupstaður, Iceland)
-Doom Over Venice (??? - Novak, Venice, Italy)

"With Inanimate you will find the archetype of doom metal magnificence and the seeds of total annihilation. NAGA’s music is a monster of behemoth-like proportions: enormous and crushing riffs clad in darkness. Atmospheres of oozing despair and compositions of absolutely suffocating heaviness that come together coalescing into a slow-moving sonic apocalypse." (CVLT Nation)

Naga is a 3-piece ensemble from Naples, South Italy, and basically that's all you need to know. Deeply grounded in the sulphurean atmosphere of their land, their aim is to deliver the biggest amount of distortion, heaviness and nihilism to your ears. No concept, no bullshits, no happiness, just sound anger and frustration to exorcize and reflect the greyness and despair of contemporary world. That's all they are, that's all they do that's all you'll find in their works from the first demo in 2013, in Hēn (Fallo Dischi, La Fine, Shove records, Lay Bare recordings 2014) and in their new ep Inanimate (Lay Bare recordings) soon to become a full album with the expanded version out soon.

Formats available:
-CD
-Digital

For fans of:
Unearthly Trance, Mantar, Coffinworm, Desolate Shrine

Band links:
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Three Eyes Left are proud to announce that they signed a record deal with Argonauta Records. The Italian label will release their next record, under the flag of doom and the proud eye of Satan. The album will be recorded in the first half of 2017.

THREE EYES LEFT are a Heavy psych doom band from Bologna, Italy. They started in 2004 and represent a breath of fresh air in the heavy psych-doom genre. After a demo and two EP’s, TEL published "La Danse Macabre" (2013) and "Asmodeus" (2015) via GO DOWN RECORDS.

The tracklist and the title of the new album are still top secret.

They have played a lot of shows around Europe with many bands like Ufomammut, Churh of Misery, White Hills, Belzebong, Dopethrone, Graviators, Greenleaf, Misfits, Ojm, Pater Nembrot, Veracrash, Void of Sleep, Omega Sun and more... Their sound is unique and loud, and it’s dominated by the mighty sound of fuzz.
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Dusktone è orgogliosa di annunciare l’ingresso nel proprio roster della one man band sarda ANAMNESI che propone un death black metal che potrebbe essere definita "Solar metal" cantato in italiano.

Anamnesi è un progetto solista attivo dal 2009, fondato da Emanuele Prandoni, autore ed esecutore di tutte le musiche ed i testi. Il musicista attivo in parecchie bands della scena sarda (Simulacro, Accabbadora, Vultur) e nazionale (Absentia Lunae, Melencolia Estatica, Nahabat ecc.) ha rilasciato ad oggi tre dischi in studio. I temi di Anamnesi sono prevalentemente incentrati sul popolo mediterraneo e il suo rapporto con le antiche divinità e sulla decadenza della loro cultura.

"La Proiezione Del Fuoco" sarà il quarto album e sarà rilasciato in primavera da Dusktone.

Maggiori info :
Dusktone:
dusktone.eu
facebook.com/dusktone

Anamnesi:
anamnesi.net
facebook.com/anamnesiband
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Mortiis VIP Package for "Swine and Punishment" tour, including copy of "lost" LP 'The Unraveling Mind' numbered in Mortiis´ own blood.

For the first time ever, Mortiis will offer an incredible VIP package, including a copy of Mortiis’ “lost” record 'The Unraveling Mind', to fans in the UK this March.

The package will offer a Meet and Greet with the band, where fans will be able to take photos, have merchandise signed and ask all those long-pondered questions.

Additionally, the VIP package will include a copy of 'The Unraveling Mind', recorded in 2006 for an underground horror movie and unreleased until now. This release is strictly limited to 250 copies, split between five different vinyl colors. The first 50 copies, on red marbled vinyl, will be hand-numbered in Mortiis’ own blood. After the first 50 are sold out, fans can choose from the other four colors. Other goodies will include a flyer and sticker pack, an art print limited to 100 copies and a collector’s VIP Laminate.

The 4 other colors, will also be available worldwide via the Mortiis Webstore, and preorders are taken now.

Mortiis will embark on a nine-date UK co-headline run this March with PIG, aka industrial pioneer Raymond Watts, ahead of the album’s release.

MORTIIS/PIG 'Swine & Punishment' UK TOUR

10 March Nottingham - Rescue Rooms
11 March Glasgow - Ivory Blacks
12 March Newcastle - Think Tank
13 March York - Fibbers
14 March Sheffield - Plug
15 March Manchester - Ruby Lounge
16 March Bristol - Fleece
17 March Norwich - Epic Studios
18 March London - Garage
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Italian Stoner Rockers RHINO teamed up with Doomed & Stoned to release their new single and official videoclip.
Rhino is a combo from Catania, that mixes elements of 70’s and 80’s hard rock, filtered by a common fascination for 90’s desert stoner rock and the sulfurous influence of the Etna volcano.
The official video of the song “Grey” is available here: http://doomedandstoned.com/post/156674133463/rhino
The album “The Law of Purity” will be released by Argonauta Records and available from February 13th, 2017. Preorders run here: http://bit.ly/2gHapBZ

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NIBIRU to enter studio in February

Psychedelic ritual sludge trio NIBIRU will enter the studio in February 2017 to begin recording its long-awaited follow-up to "Padmalotus", which was released by Argonauta Records in 2015.

NIBIRU frontman Ardat comments: “After the release of ‘Teloch’ 12” EP as a four-piece in Spring 2016, we will enter MusicLab Studio to record our new effort live in the studio in February 2017. The new album, called ‘Qaal Babalon’, will be the perfect incarnation of Nibiru as power trio. Working with the drummer L.C. Chertan we found harmony, professionalism, accuracy and anger. According to me and Ri, a lot of rage is essential. Our new music emerged from the deep with no effort. We do not love the peace of soul”.
“The songs have been written between October 2016 and January 2017. We are very happy about the result. NIBIRU came back to their roots, to a sound that is ours. Since the beginning this kind of sound is a NIBIRU trademark. Psychedelic, ritualism, noise were, are, and will be NIBIRU. The album will be ready in Spring 2017. In profundum laci”.

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The Dutch sludge/rock band Komatsu will start the new year in high gear. In the beginning of February the ‘mothersludgers’ will support the legendary band Orange Goblin (UK) on their Dutch tour. Later that month Komatsu will tour throughout Europe together with The Freeks (USA).

The Freeks(USA) is a stoner band formed by members of Fu Manchu and Nebula. The tour starts February 28th in Italy and ends on the 19th of March in Germany. On this European run Komatsu will play 21 shows spread over seven countries.

The beginning of April will be Komatsu’s start of the Dutch festival season, with an appearance at the Paaspop festival. The Thunderbolt; the rock temple of the festival, is the perfect spot to watch Komatsu with their solid show of unadulterated sludge/rock.

And if that’s not enough, Komatsu will embark on a ten day tour (May 2017) on the other side of the equator: Komatsu will tour Brazil.
In addition to the tours and shows above, Komatsu will make a return to the Dutch venues to promote their latest album "Recipe for Murder One" (released in September 2016 by Argonauta Records). The hard working band will also continue their weekend shows in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Meanwhile the band continues to write songs for their new album.
2017 is going to be a busy and exciting year for Komatsu!.The band is full of energy, so watch out for their new and blunt plans. The band can't wait to hit the stage in The Netherlands, Europe and Brasil!!
Tourdates 2017:

14,15,16-04 Paaspop, Schijndel (NL)
22-04 De Meester, Almere (NL)
10-06 Retie Rockt, Retie (BE)
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Finnish cosmonauts VOID CRUISER teamed up with OUTLAWS OF THE SUN to release the second single from the forthcoming new album.






VOID CRUISER “Wayfarer” will be released in CD/DD by ARGONAUTA Records on February 27th, 2017. Preorders run here: http://bit.ly/2iglk1d

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Italian Doom Sludgers OTUS reveal cover artwork and release the first single from their forthcoming album.

The song “Avidya” is available at this address: https://youtu.be/pMiAwDOq7uQ

Born in 2012, OTUS takes elements of post-metal/sludge bands as Isis and Cult of Luna, passing through the Black Sabbath’s doom up to the experimental music of Tool, Om and Sunn O))). The band enrich their sound playing ethnic instruments, building their own synthesizers, chanting mantras and taking particular care of their visual and symbolic identity, from poster art to visual projections.

OTUS “7.83Hz” will be available in two editions: limited digipack CD with exstensive graphic and digisleeve CD. To be released by Argonauta Records and available from March 20th, 2017.

Preorders run here:
DIGISLEEVE CD: http://bit.ly/2k7Bpr2

TRACKLIST:
1. Avidya
2. Last of the Four
3. Echoes and Evocations
4. Phurba
5. Theta Synchrony
6. 7.83Hz
7. Black Lotus
8. Alpha Phase
9. Res Cogitans, Res Extensa

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INIZIO LAVORAZIONE SECONDO ALBUM E PICCOLO CAMBIO MONICKER I DANCING CRAP!

I Dancing Crap inizieranno le registrazione del loro secondo album per Agoge Records a Febbraio del corrente anno.
L'album, seguito dell'esordio "Cut It out (2015)", si intotelerà "This is sexy sonic alternative iron punk".
Contestualmente, la band, reduce da una seconda data insieme alla rock band Warrior Soul, varierà il proprio monicker da Dancing Crap in Dancing Scrap.

www.facebook.com/DANCINGSCRAP



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WARRIOR SOUL – ITALIAN TOUR 2017!

Gennaio 2017: Kory Clarke ed i suoi Warrior Soul sono pronti per tornare in Italia ed esibirsi nelle citta’ di Bari, Napoli, Roma e Prato! La band esordisce con "Last Decade Dead Century" (DGC, 1990). Clarke, predicatore invasato e visionario canta i mali del secolo, accompagnato da un rock figlio in egual misura dei Black Sabbath, Pink Floyd e Stooges piu' metallici. L'album riscuote l’unanime consenso della stampa, e permette loro due tour promozionali (uno europeo con i Metallica, uno americano assieme a Soundgarden e Danzig). Successivamente, forse a causa di problemi con la potente Geffen e la virata verso un rock'n'roll meno personale ma sempre coinvolgente, non raggiungono un successo interplanetario nonostante undici album all'attivo ed una costante serie di concerti, mantenendo pero' l'indiscusso stato di amatissima cult-band. Nella data romana la band newyorkese condividera' il palco con i romani Dancing Crap, rock band che descrive la propria musica "sexy sonic alternative iron punk", ha alle spalle esperienze in Inghilterra, Olanda, est europeo e che si sta apprestando a dare seguito al proprio debutto "Cut It Out" (Agoge Records, 2015).




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Italian Post/Doom Metallers WOWS release the official videoclip of the song NEMESI, taken from their latest opus AION, out in November 2015 via ARGONAUTA Records.

While working on new material for the new album scheduled during 2017, the band gave us a new taste of their intensity and visual approach.

"Nemesi" videoclip is both a celebration of the album feedbacks received in the past months and a new step by WOWS into the new year made of obscure vibes and dramatic sonorities.

WOWS teamed-up with Transcending Obscurity (http://tometal.com/video-premiere-italian-sludge-doom-band-wows) to premiere this new opus of arcane and enchanting images, for a disturbing journey into human psyche.

About AION, press said:
"Many elitists may believe that originality in metal is dead. WOWS proved that untrue" No Clean Singing

"AION is an excellent and highly complex debut album from WOWS. If you’re still waiting impatiently for the new album from TOOL check these guys out as you will find much to enjoy and admire." Outlaws of the Sun 

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Baltimore based Doom masters MANGOG reveal cover artwork and first single from their highly anticipated new album.
The song "Into Infamy" is streaming here: https://youtu.be/Ano60MtI38w, a notably shorter and more up tempo example of MANGOG's brand of doom.

"Mangog Awakens" will be released by ARGONAUTA Records in CD/DD and available from January 9th, 2017.
This is a must have for all of you into IRON MAN, REVELATION and CANDLEMASS sonorities.

Preorders run here: http://bit.ly/2fSWJPc 
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Post Prog Sludgers VAREGO release their new official videoclip as a tribute to Italian ’70-’80 Giallo/Horror movies. “Phantasma” is a short film combining the scary and high tension atmospheres typical of the old good Italian tradition, made of distinctive shadows plays, colors and ghostly landscapes.

VAREGO says: “We’re thrilled to have teamed-up with our close friend Ivan, to realize our own tribute to this movies scene. Though our music is mostly known for its space and sci-fi themes, certainly Italian tradition of Giallo films (not speaking also of their soundtracks) is well established within our influences thanks to masters as Fulci, Bava and Argento”.

The song “Phantasma” is taken from VAREGO new album EPOCH released by ARGONAUTA Records.
The new video is available below, written and directed by Ivan G. Ferrera (http://www.facebook.com/ivan.g.ferrera) and featuring Asia Marcenaro and Manuela Leone as actresses.

VIDEO: https://youtu.be/lFowofdoxIs 

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Dooweet Agency is proud to announce the comeback of EVENLINE who will release his new album "In Tenebris" next january, 13. Darker than their first album, "In Tenebris" displays lyrics that reflect darkness, dealing with affective aspects of daily relationships and the band's own imaginary world.
While waiting to listen to the whole album, you can discover their first single and music video "Straitjacket", released today ,and taken from the new album: 


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KYsO27Vf3_k
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Pervy Perkin just released their first videoclip, weird as fuck, but just as awesome!!
You can find it at the following link:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uNJv2kppqgs
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TEARS OF BLOOD - “A NEW WAY OF LIFE”

Anticipato dal singolo “Drown”, il 14 ottobre 2016 esce “A NEW WAY OF LIFE”, opera prima della formazione veneta TEARS OF BLOOD, (distr. Self / Artist Firts Digital – promo. IndieBox Music).

“A new way of life” interpreta un nuovo modo di concepire la propria esistenza.
Un nuovo corso che per i Tears of Blood ha trovato la sua ragion d’essere nella vita di band, che diventa una seconda famiglia, e in senso più ampio nella musica, fonte di nuove speranze, capace di trasformare le proprie prospettive come una piccola ma fondamentale luce, per prendere il sopravvento sulla realtà e guardarla da nuove angolazioni.

Una sintesi del sentire contemporaneo comune a molti giovanissimi, che ritrovandosi in quel limbo che non ha più nulla dell'adolescenza e ancora poco della vita adulta, si confrontano con l’esistenza e con l’idea di un futuro instabile e insicuro. Un’incertezza che può paralizzare se non si riesce a trovare un’ancora a cui aggrapparsi, un senso costante di insufficienza, di mancanza che deve essere in qualche modo colmata.

“A new way of life” è un disco profondo, positivo, carico di emozioni e stati d’animo.

Racconta l’importanza dell’amicizia e della condivisione (“Legion”), la voglia di riscossa, la speranza come appiglio per riemergere e la capacità di trovare la forza di combattere i propri demoni e liberarsi dalle proprie paure (“Drown”, “Demon of the world”). Narra la disperazione e il dolore affrontando con sensibilità lo struggente tema del suicidio, tragico epilogo in "Death is Near".
Si interroga sugli ostacoli mentali che a volte noi stessi ci imponiamo e sulla necessità di prendere ogni momento della vita come una chance per darle una direzione diversa, diventando protagonisti di un personale cambiamento, sfuggendo all’indifferenza, alla rassegnazione e ai dogmi di una società che punta tutto sull’esteriorità dei rapporti.

Nel disco trovano spazio anche alcuni spunti letterari che rimandano all’inferno dantesco, con riferimenti a Caronte, al Cocito, alle anime che scontano i loro peccati, espediente narrativo per descrivere la ricerca di sé e di una a new way of life.

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Individuando i loro riferimenti musicali in band come Trivium, Bullet for my Valentine o Five finger death punch, i Tears of Blood, propongono un sound di forte impatto, ruvido e graffiante. L’alternanza di riff granitici e melodie accattivanti, l’alchimia tra i componenti della band, suoni potenti e aggressivi, linee melodiche estremamente pulite e curate, costituiscono la base delle loro composizioni.

12 nuove canzoni cui si aggiunge una bonus track inserita nella sola versione digitale del disco.
Si tratta di “In my hands”, singolo pubblicato nel 2015 a cui i Tears of Blood sono molto legati e che quindi non poteva mancare.

Credits. “A new way of life” è stato registrato presso Officine Underground di Montebelluna da Stefano Moro. Mix e Mastering: Stefano Moro. Etichetta: autoprodotto. Artista: Tears of Blood. Autori / Compositori: D. Cecchetto, A. Guarneri, D. Cecchetto, A. Billiato. Publishing: Le Parc Music snc. Distribuzione fisica: Self. Distribuzione digitale: Artist First Digital. Ufficio Stampa: IndieBox Music.

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“DROWN” è il primo singolo dei TEARS OF BLOOD che ha anticipato l’uscita di “A NEW WAY OF LIFE”.

“DROWN” official video https://youtu.be/AKqOKjVdVUI

Quando le circostanze rovesciano la barca, alcuni affogano, altri lottano strenuamente per risalirvi.
“Drown” (affogare) è la rappresentazione di tutte le nostre paure, di quel sentimento d’impotenza che paralizza e della capacità di vincerle e controllarle, facoltà che non risiede nell’intrepidezza ma nella reazione alle paure stesse. Atmosfere inquietanti, ambientazioni misteriose, suspense in crescendo, fanno da cornice alla storia messa in scena nel videoclip. Il protagonista, egregiamente interpretato dall’attore Dario Masciello (già al lavoro in “Faccia d'angelo”, “Commissario Rex”, “Boris Giuliano - un poliziotto a Palermo”, “Il Paradiso delle Signore”), sopraffatto dai propri demoni, sembra perdere il contatto con la realtà. Si trova di fronte ad un bivio: sprofondare o trovare dentro di sé la forza di reagire? Per non affogare, coraggio e paure si mescolano, per rialzarsi e ricominciare.
Credits. “Drown” Regia: Niccolò De La Fére. Produzione video: Supernova Studio. Attore protagonista: Dario Masciello.




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Italian Stoner band INDIVIA reveal cover artwork and tracklist of their second album “Horta”, a huge journey made of experimental and hypnotic mood. A monolithic wall of sound accompanied by “green vibrations” and raw fuzz.

INDIVIA “Horta” will be released in CD/DD by Argonauta Records on the 26th of September 2016.

You can have a taste of the band by giving a listen to their first single here: https://youtu.be/kTaEZjzOnTc
Preorders “SAVE 20%” are available at this address: http://bit.ly/2asUYsp

Tracklist:

1. Dharma
2. The Green Planet
3. Hyperion
4. Shogun
5. Ciò Che Tradisce
6. Re-Growth

Info:
www.argonautarecords.com - www.facebook.com/indiviadoom

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We’re more than happy to announce a new name being part of Argonauta Records family, Italian Heavy Psych/Stoner Rockers DUSTRIDER.

Born in late 2014-early 2015, Dustrider are an instrumental heavypsych/stoner trio from Roma formed by drummer Francesco “Krundaal” Romano (Riti Occulti and Jarman), bassist Andrea “Keoma” Romano and Bruno “Brüno” Bellisario on guitars.

Since their beginning, they try to mix all very different influences, spanning from classic heavy metal to stoner, doom and sludge, in a personal and new interpretation.

Their sound can be described as a mixture of psychedelic/space rock fused with heavy stoner tunes with an adventurous spirit running throughout their music.

Although in a very short time, the band acquired their own personal vision of music, creating a personal style fused in a heavy doom, desert rock and fuzzy riffs in one spaced out trippy package.

In late 2015, Dustrider release their first EP, Mother Engine, entirely self-produced, which caught the attention and curiosity of part of the insiders. Months after the release of Mother Engine, Dustrider have come out with a new self-produced single, AgarthA, which opens the way to the first album of the band.

The band says: “The idea of being part of the Argonauta family after such a short time from our birth makes us very proud. We would never believed that one of the most important labels of the underground scene put an eye on us. The feeling with Gero was immediate, and we believe that together we can do great things".

The new Dustrider album will be released on CD/DD by early Spring 2017.

Dustrider are:
Bruno “Brüno” Bellisario – Guitars
Andrea “Keoma” Romano – Bass
Francesco “Krundaal” Romano – Drums

You can have a taste of the band here:
https://dustrider.bandcamp.com
http://dustrider.weebly.com/
https://www.facebook.com/DustriderStoner/

More info:
www.argonautarecords.com

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Argus Megere sign to Loud Rage Music; announce new album!
 

Timisoara based Misanthropic Black Metal band Argus Megere are back on track and announcing the work in progress at what will be their fourth studio album. The new material will be titled “VEII” and is scheduled to be released via Loud Rage Music by the end of this year, followed shortly after by a tour celebrating the band’s 20 years of activity.

To get a glimpse of how the new material will sound, check out Argus Megere performing a track that will be featured on it, Carul Cerului, live at Rockstadt Extreme Fest 2015 here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LGNZ6vB2Z8g
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SCYTHIA Announce August Dates w/ Hibria & Performance At Metalocalypstick (Festival Celebrating Women In Metal)


 
Canadian progressive/power folklore metallers SCYTHIA announce August show dates, which will include supporting Brazil power metallers HIBRIA for their Calgary tour stop on August 12th plus a performance at this year's Metalocalypstick Festival in Valemount, BC on August 27th. Metalocalypstick is a two day non for profit festival formed to support women in metal, punk, hardcore and heavy bands. All bands on the fest line up feature one or more FEMALE member that are all Canadian and all power with special out of country guests Brazil's NERVOSA headlining. 2% of proceeds from the festival will be donated to Girls Rock Camp and Vancouver Rape Relief and Women's Shelter. Full details and line up can be found at http://www.metalocalypstickfest.rocks.

Scythia recently released their newest full-length offering, Lineage', available digitally and on CD via the band's Bandcamp page.
Although the band primarily self-produced the album, Lineage features engineering from Nino Laurenne (Firewind, Finntroll, Wintersun, Ensiferum) and Lasse Lammert (Alestorm, Gloryhammer, Powerwolf), and mastering from Svante Forsback (Rammstein, Volbeat, Firewind, Apocalyptica). Nino Laurenne is also responsible for mixing duties on the album. Lineage was recorded at LSD Studios in Lubeck, Germany and Sonic Pump Studios in Helsinki, Finland.

Upcoming Dates:
Aug 12 - Calgary, AB - Dicken's Pub - info w/ Hibria Aug 19 - Edmonton, AB @ DV8 - info w/ Iron Kingdom
Aug 27 - Valemount, BC - Metalocalypstick Festival - info w/ Nervosa, Van Halst, Mortillery and more!
 
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Slovenian Sludge Doom alchemists BENEATH THE STORM release cover artwork and first single from their anticipated new album "Lucid Nightmare". The title track is available at this address: https://youtu.be/wa6GbZCv7dk

"Lucid Nightmare" marks a new beginning for the band. The voice of Beneath The Storm has risen from the tombs of hell and got infected by dark melodies. The new album introduces you to the world of nightmares. A world where obscure visions become reality. It will trap you in its horror and leave you paralyzed in sleep.
Enter at your own risk!

"Lucid Nightmare" will be released July 4th, 2016 by ARGONAUTA Records in CD/DD.
Preorders available here: http://bit.ly/1r2BcZz

TRACKLIST:

01. Nightmare's Gate
02. Paralyzed In Sleep
03. Nightmares Overcome
04. Insomnia
05. Lucid Nightmare
06. Dementia
07. Atrocious Dreams
08. Down
09. On High In Blue Tomorrows
10. The House Of Doom

https://www.facebook.com/ArgonautaRecords
https://www.facebook.com/beneaththestormdoom

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