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Parody Metal Powerhouse NANOWAR OF STEEL Releases New Single + Video „Der Fluch des Käpt’n Iglo“

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New Album Italian Folk Metal Out July 2 via Napalm Records - Pre-Order HERE

 

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Parody Metal aficionados NANOWAR OF STEEL previously made waves by retiring from metal and transforming into a pop boygroup. Now they are ready to officially announce their comeback of their beloved comedy infused parody metal, releasing their new single and video for „Der Fluch des Kapt’n Iglo“ (engl. „The Curse Of Captain Birdeye“) today! With several millions of cross-platform streams and views racking up from all over the world, NANOWAR OF STEEL have proven themselves to be the torchbearers of modern parody metal! „Der Fluch des Käptn Iglo“ is an homage to the all beloved fried dish fishsticks by Captain Findus, accompanied by speedy accordions and pirate-y vocals and performed entirely in German by bassist Gatto Panceri 666!

NANOWAR OF STEEL bassist/singer Gatto Panceri 666 about „Der Fluch des Käptn Iglo“:
"We sailed long and hard throughout the seven seas to tell you the story of the most merciless, the most terrific, the most crispy and crunchy pirate that ever lived: Capitan Findus/Kaptn Iglo! Are you ready to fry a school of cod, grill some shrimps and roast a salmon with us on our quest for a treasure wrapped in golden breadcrumbs?"

Watch the Music Video for „ Der Fluch des Käptn Iglo“ HERE:

Featuring guest appearances by renowned Italian youtubers Maurizio Merluzzo
and Marco Arata AKA Mark The Hammer

Parody metal powerhouse NANOWAR OF STEEL blend comedy and vibrant Italian folklore on Italian Folk Metal!

NANOWAR OF STEEL turns to the musical roots of their homeland, bringing heavy new life to traditional Italian music on their new album Italian Folk Metal (out July 2 on Napalm Records)! Filled with references to Italian folklore, NANOWAR OF STEEL puts its own comedic metal twist on the various traditional sounds of their beautiful country. Each song on Italian Folk Metal is performed in a distinct style of Italian folk music: Napoli-based sounds of musica neomelodica clash with melodic guitar sweeps on “Scugnizzi of the Land of Fires“ and speedy accordions (prominently known from northern Italy‘s mazurka) are layered with dizzying guitar solos on “La Mazurka del Vecchio che Guarda i Cantieri“. Mixed with the band‘s eclectic, comprehensive brand of catchy, comedy-infused metal, Italian Folk Metal is a truly multi-faceted listening experience and a deep dive into the roots of Italy’s folklore! In the process of recording the new album in Rome and Milan during the summer of 2020, NANOWAR OF STEEL took the Italian-focused theme as an opportunity to gather Italy’s crème de la creme of musicianship: the album features Francesco Paoli from FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE on “L’assedio di Porto Cervo”, Alessandro Conti of LUCA TURILLI’S RHAPSODY and TRICK OR TREAT fame on “La Mazurka del Vecchio che guarda i Cantieri” and FROZEN CROWN’s Jade on “Rosario“, among others. Italian Folk Metal showcases NANOWAR OF STEEL’s musical versatility at its best!

Pre-Order Italian Folk Metal HERE:

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Italian Folk Metal tracklist:

01. Requiem per Gigi Sabani in Re minore
02. L'Assedio di Porto Cervo
03. La Maledizione di Capitan Findus
04. La Marcia su Piazza Grande
05. La Mazurka del Vecchio che Guarda i Cantieri
06. La Polenta Taragnarock
07. Scugnizzi of the Land of Fires
08. Rosario
09. Il Signore degli Anelli dello Stadio
10. Gabonzo Robot
11. Sulle Aliquote Della Libertà
12. Der Fluch des Kapt’n Iglo
13. El Baile del Viejo que Mira las obras

NANOWAR OF STEEL are:
Gatto Panceri 666 - Bass
Potowotominimak – Vocals
Mr. Baffo – Vocals
Abdul – Guitar
Uinona Raider – Drums

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SOJOURNER to Unveil Special LP, Perennial, Featuring New Members on June 4, 2021 | Pre-Order Starts NOW!

Listen to the First Song & Title Track HERE!

+ Newly Signed with Napalm Events!

 

[photo credit: Heike Langhans]

Melancholic black metal symbiosis SOJOURNER paves the way for another undeniably impressive next chapter with their outstanding new offering, the mini-EP Perennial, to be released digitally and as a strictly limited ivory vinyl edition on June 4, 2021 via Napalm Records.

Today, the maestros of levitating bleakness have unveiled a captivating piece of art, the bewitching hymn “Perennial”, featuring new vocalist Lucia Amelia Emmanueli for the first time. A visually inspiring music video captures the undeniably breathtaking beauty of untouched nature while SOJOURNER interweave angelic vocals and brutal growls, carried by a sonic layer of atmospheric black metal spliced with romantic folk influences.

Vocalist Emilio Crespo says about “Perennial”:
"With wanting to revisit the old style of SOJOURNER I decided to tap into our roots on a lyrical level. 'Perennial' very much follows the thread of nature and it’s loss at our very own hands. This theme was prevalent in several songs on our first album so it made sense to revisit that. The vocals were meticulously worked on with Lucia to make sure that every single word worked in its tone and placement. Later, with Tom joining in on backing vocals at the very end, we truly felt happy with the end result.We are super excited about our future with our two new awesome members!"

Dive into the beauty of nature and watch the dreamlike video for “Perennial” HERE:

 

Like no other, SOJOURNER captivates the listener by combining harsh black metal influences and instrumental folk interludes with atmospheric soundscapes, while painting a picture of unexplored nature alongside an endless journey towards the horizon.

Songwriter and musician Mike Lamb says:
"When I approached the songwriting for this mini EP I wanted to do something special that encompassed both where we began and where we are today, because while we've grown and changed over the last 6 years we still have the same passion and vision for the band that brought us together initially. I approached both the songwriting and recording for this EP in the same way that I did on Empires of Ash and The Shadowed Road, even down to recording all of the instruments back in New Zealand again for the first time since we began, in the same room where I wrote 'Heritage of the Natural Realm' in 2015.

It also seemed like a fitting time to do something that sat somewhere between a reinterpretation of 'Heritage...' and a sequel of sorts for the second EP track, 'Relics of the Natural Realm', bringing our 2015 beginnings full circle back to where we are now and the band that we've evolved into in 2021. This is reflected in the cover art, again by our good friend Jordan Grimmer who did the original Empires of Ash cover, showing the meeting of SOJOURNER both past and present. We couldn't be happier with our incredibly talented new members, both of who turned in absolutely beautiful vocal performances, and we're so excited about the bright future ahead for the band."

Pre-Order Perennial NOW

SOJOURNER enter a new chapter of breathtaking atmospheric black metal

Perennial” comes along with the stunning hymn “Relics of the Natural Realm”, a sequel to the band’s very first song "Heritage of the Natural Realm", capturing the identity of wilderness transferred into beautiful melodies and enchanting vocals.

Throughout their meaningful lyricism, erupting with Emilio Crespo’s intense growls while being carried on via the ethereal vocals of new vocalist Lucia Amelia Emmanueli, SOJOURNER reaches the innermost soul, leaving a long lasting impact. With color of their own and unique musical identity, and every note of this exceptional progression created by songwriting genius Mike Lamb, the six-piece is ready to write another chapter in their marvelous book of atmospheric black metal tales.

Perennial tracklist:
1. Perennial
2. Relics of the Natural Realm

Perennial will be available in the following formats:
-1 LP Ivory Vinyl (strictly limited to 300 copies worldwide)
-Digital Single

[1 LP Ivory Vinyl (strictly limited to 300 copies worldwide)]

SOJOURNER reveals signing with Napalm Events!

In addition to this atmospheric daydream, Napalm Records is proud to announce that the international six-piece has joined forces with in-house booking agency Napalm Events!

Emilio on signing with Napalm Events:
When Thorsten and I had our first meeting, it was apparent that we shared the same goal for SOJOURNER; to bring the band to the next level and all over the globe! We are certain that this new partnership will bring fantastic opportunities for us. See you all out on the road!”

SOJOURNER is:
Emilio Crespo - Vocals
Lucia Amelia Emmanueli - Vocals
Mike Lamb - Guitars, Piano, Synth/Keyboards
Tom O'Dell - Guitar, Backing Vocals
Riccardo Floridia - Drums
Scotty Lodge - Bass

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BODOM AFTER MIDNIGHT’s New EP, Paint the Sky with Blood,
OUT NOW | Save
Your Copy HERE

Listen to their new track “Payback’s A BitchHERE!

 

[photo credit: Terhi Ylimäinen]

 Paint The Sky With Blood shines with murderous riffing that dizzyingly oscillates between razor-sharp and perfectly melodic, super-tight thrash to blast beats and the COB-typical atmospheric keyboard carpet.”
- ROCK HARD (GER) -

"BODOM AFTER MIDNIGHT was a simple continuation of the groundbreaking blend of extreme metal and melodic histrionics that made Alexi one of modern metal’s most enduring icons"
- METAL HAMMER (UK) -

"The guitar hero's posthumous farewell salute to his fans - and how he's hitting it off with it again!"
- METAL HAMMER (GER) -

"Paint The Sky With Blood is an amazing disc [...] Buy this record when it comes out. It’s well worth the money to add to any worthwhile metal collection.”
- NEW NOISE MAGAZINE (USA) -

“... a beautiful swan song of a gifted guitarist and songwriter, who will be missed. Rest in peace!”
- METAL.DE -

“... it felt like the Finnish wildchild [...] had woven himself so integrally into the fabric of modern metal that he could never truly go away.”
- KERRANG (UK) -

BODOM AFTER MIDNIGHT say hello and goodbye with three spectacular songs [...] very special, sometimes controversial, always inspiring.”
- RAFA BASA ES -

"This three-track EP makes clear that BAM would have hardened into a new and devastating Multiple Independent Reentry Vehicle for Laiho’s songwriting.”
- DECIBEL MAGAZINE (USA) -

Today was meant to celebrate a vigorous manifestation of a brand new metal era and now pays tribute to an incomparable guitarist, artist and visionary of his time. Today, BODOM AFTER MIDNIGHT releases their highly-anticipated three-track EP, Paint the Sky with Blood, via Napalm Records.

The EP that was recorded back in Finland, was intended to be followed by a full-length album later in the year - now embodies a whole new meaning and remains as the only work by BODOM AFTER MIDNIGHT. Paint the Sky with Blood is undeniable evidence of the late Alexi Laiho's artistic spirit and his extraordinary musical skills in synthesis with his absolutely talented bandmates Daniel Freyberg, Waltteri Väyrynen, Mitja Toivonen and live keyboardist Vili Itäpelto. Not only do the band's final recordings see the light today, but the matching visualizer for "Payback’s A Bitch" is also out now via Napalm Records.

 
"Like ourselves, Alexi was beyond stoked about these songs and anxious to get these out, so we are happy that we can fulfill his wish. Needless to say, we are honored and proud to be a part of his very last creative work and to unleash it the way he wanted it. It’s time to let the beast out of the cage one more time as a celebration of Alexi’s music, legacy and the man himself."
- BODOM AFTER MIDNIGHT
Heavy title track “Paint the Sky with Blood” sets the stage for the 14-minute EP of the same name, and is strikingly reminiscent of early-CHILDREN OF BODOM elements while also adding exciting modern influences into the fold.  Second stunner “Payback’s A Bitch” and its massive riffing are on a quest for retribution, delivering a hard-hitting, second to none offense. The interplay of Alexi Laiho, guitarist Daniel Freyberg, drummer Waltteri Väyrynen (Paradise Lost), bassist Mitja Toivonen (ex-Santa Cruz) and live keyboardist Vili Itäpelto is not only a testament to the band's extraordinary musical ability, but also showcases their skill in deftly incorporating a variety of genre influences.

Closing cover track “Where Dead Angels Lie” is an absolute triumph – originally performed by Swedish extreme metal formation Dissection, the track shines as a timeless classic with a new edge. Eerie riffs and vocals alternating between menacing murmurs and characteristic guttural, distorted vocals stay faithful to the original while branding this version with an undeniable BODOM AFTER MIDNIGHT punch.
Paint the Sky with Blood Tracklisting:
01. Paint the Sky with Blood
02. Payback’s A Bitch
03. Where Dead Angels Lie (Dissection Cover)

Paint the Sky with Blood is available in the following formats:
- 10" Spined Sleeve Oxblood - SOLD OUT
- 10" Spined Sleeve Black
- 10" Spined Sleeve Inkspot Ox/Black - SOLD OUT
- 10" Spined Sleeve Glow in the Dark
- Deluxe Box - SOLD OUT
- 1 Digipak Mini CD
- Digital Album

BODOM AFTER MIDNIGHT are:
Alexi Laiho - guitar & vocals
Daniel Freyberg - guitar
Mitja Toivonen - bass
Waltteri Väyrynen - drums

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Brazilian/Dutch Death Metal Unit CRYPTA Announces Debut Album, Echoes of the Soul | Pre-Order NOW!

First Single and Music Video “From The Ashes
Out Now | Watch HERE!

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Just recently signed with Napalm Records, CRYPTA offer a raging sonic monster in a class of its own: the newly staffed Brazilian/Dutch death metal unit is set to drop jaws with their long-awaited debut offering, Echoes of the Soul, to be released on June 11, 2021 via Napalm Records.

Formed in June 2019, the four-piece line up consists of vocalist and bassist Fernanda Lira and Luana Dametto on drums (both former members thrash metal frontrunners NERVOSA), plus supremely talented guitarists Sonia Anubis (Cobra Spell, Ex-Burning Witches) and Tainá Bergamaschi (Ex-Hagbard). They enforce a heightened level of potency and experience from their successful past and current projects, enhancing influences from both classic and modern death metal genres, plus significant extreme and black metal elements, to create a sound of their own.
Positioned right at the burning gates of death metal salvation, their first single and music video, "From The Ashes", already showcases the demonic, captivating power of the hard-hitting combo.

Singer and bassist Fernanda Lira says about the first single:
"The song is basically about the well-known tale of the phoenix, but in a more philosophical sense. It talks about the ever-changing cycles of life, about the many endings and beginnings we have to go through, about how many old versions of ourselves need to figuratively die in order for us to keep growing and evolving as human beings, and finally, about building resilience to endure all these rebirths."

The first audiovisual work immediately takes the viewer into the funeral spectra of CRYPTA’s universe and also reveals full commitment on a cinematographic level. The track itself is an infernal omen of the album's sinister stories and already presents a first spark of their impressive interplay: Lira’s forceful vocals, Anubis and Bergamaschi’s bold axe attacks and Dametto’s prominent sophisticated drumming summon the phoenix to rise from the ashes - with the last crackle of this debut full-length conjuring screams for more.

Follow the grim omen and watch the official music video for “From The AshesHERE:

[Director: Andre Gustavo, Director of Photography: Pepe Mendes, Production Director: Rodrigo Guimil, Editor: Rodrigo Kassab, Colour Grading: Luciano Santa Barbara, Visual Effects Supervisor: Thiago Corá]
André Gustavo, movie director at O2 Filmes, states:
"I believe the song perfectly matches the current moment we're living, during which all humanity needs to reinvent itself and be reborn 'From The Ashes'. The videoclip preparation itself can also be translated through it: building up such a big production during this terrible moment we're living was a big challenge to all of us. I believe, for all of that, from the creative and cinematographic perspective, we had a great final outcome for the video".

Echoes of the Soul was recorded in January 2021 at the Family Mob Studio (Brazil), mixed by Arthur Rizk (Code Orange, Powertrip etc.) and mastered by the famed Jens Bogren (Opeth, Dimmu Borgir, Sepultura etc.). The cover artwork was created by Wes Benscoter, who is internationally famous for his stunning covers for bands such as Slayer, Kreator, Black Sabbath and many more.
Order the thrilling debut album Echoes of the Soul NOW!
[Cover Artwork by Wes Benscoter]

Atmospherically dark and threatening, the 55-second intro “Awakening” prepares the listener for the oncoming ferocity of Echoes of the Soul, dispensing murky, fiery fuel into the death metal machine. Their significant sonic texture derived from various death metal subgenres and traces of classic thrash becomes instantly evident as the album begins, reflective of the entirely vicious, infernal aura the 10-track debut is about to unleash. CRYPTA unbridle high-powered sonic demons and nourish cumulative, explosive energy with raging guitar riffs, Fernanda Lira’s unmistakable vocal color and Damettos's menacing drums. Tracks like “Starvation”, “Kali” and “Blood Stained Heritage” incite an uncontrollable storm of pure rage and belligerence, while offerings like “Under The Black Wings” and “Dark Night Of the Soul” deliver a message of pure hardness in perilous atmosphere. “Death Arcana” provides its listener further insight into CRYPTA’s sonic mastery and captivates with sprawling solos reminiscent of earlier times, yet spiced with a modern twist.

Echoes of the Soul Tracklisting:
1. Awakening
2. Starvation
3. Possessed
4. Death Arcana
5. Shadow Within
6. Under the Black Wings
7. Kali
8. Blood Stained Heritage
9. Dark Night of the Soul
10. From the Ashes

Echoes of the Soul will be available in the following formats:
- CD Jewel Case
- 1LP Vinyl Gatefold Black
- 1LP Vinyl Gatefold Gold – limited to 200 copies
- 1LP Vinyl Gatefold Marbled Orange Transparent Black + Patch – limited to 200 copies
- Music Cassette black – strictly limited
- Digital Album

[1LP Vinyl Gatefold Marbled Orange Transparent Black + Patch]

CRYPTA are:
Fernanda Lira – Vocals, Bass
Sonia Anubis – Guitar
Tainá Bergamaschi – Guitar
Luana Dametto – Drums

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