Death Metal band Ulfven premiered their first song “A Mother’s Betrayal” earlier this month and are in full gear to promote their music in the band’s infancy. The Swedish band’s album “Folklore” is based on Swedish folklore. Check out the song below and if you’re interested mark that date down it will be available digitally for all of you metalheads! After a strong start, I’m intrigued to hear the rest…..so give them a shot! What’s there to lose?
INCOMING!! Australian Death Metal Act Revulsed has signed to Everlasting Spew Records! It’s been a long time coming for the guys as I still really dig their last release Infernal Atrocity. As the picture states, the album should be ready later in the year, along with a vinyl version of “Infernal Atrocity” as well. The guys will have all sorts of death metal treats to sink your fangs into from the band this year, and it will only get better for them from here on out.
Here’s a stellar banger to keep you occupied until the new album drops later this year.
The Pathos And Logos guys released “Black Budget” a couple months ago. For the guys, I personally think this track is equally as good as “Mergers And Acquisitions”. What really stood out this time around is it’s slightly shorter, and really is a huge nod to modern instrumental prog metal. If you dig the first two Animals As Leaders albums, you’ll love this track of the two they have posted. This is like their “Cafo”, but with a moodier output.
That opening melody on guitar is just the start of some sweet things to come on “Black Budget”. If you need a change in new music, or a testament that there isn’t “anything out there”…..which to me is an excuse because you’re just way too lazy to check out new bands with this invention we have called the internet. Pathos And Logos presents a fresh sound to the instrumental movement, and wish nothing but the best for the guys. If you’re into this style, they’ll satisfying your musical cravings without a doubt. Check out the song below!
Equipoise released a new single “Waking Divinity” today in wake of their upcoming album “Demiurgus”. It’s a great track, and equally as promising for a sign of great things to come from this tech supergroup of epic proportions. Check out the song and support the boiz! Preorders are live on the Artisan Era website!
Progressive Death Metal Duo A Novelist just released another song from their second album “Folie” with another great song titled “Apparitions”. The band’s album can be pre-ordered right here. It will be out February 8th. Check out the song right below here and you will see why I’m in love with the album, and band as well. They grow on you more and more every time you listen to them. And yes, “Folie” is a great album with many unexpected turns and sweet twists during its mighty journey. I urge you all to pre-order. Enjoy the song folks!
Lest We Forget is releasing their new single “Zero Won” today and we are streaming it for them! LWF is a melodic progressive metal band with soaring melodies and enough odd rhythms and cool licks to keep the music nerds like myself entertained. The 4 piece brings this new track to the prog table a wide and polished sound that can attract newcomers to rapidly expanding progressive realms. The song is a melodic and moody composition thrown in with some great synthesizer work to enhance the great vocal melodies. You can check out the band’s hot new song and the rest of their music at the links below.
Instrumental Progressive Metal Duo Pathos And Logos unleashed a killer track upon us unworthy earthlings. “Mergers And Acquisitions” brings a great well rounded sound to the table with not just lots of heavy sections, but lots of mood and phenomenal guitar melodies provided by Kyle. Paul’s drumming perfectly compliments his riffs and melodies, totally zoning in on their sound. I really dig how inconsistent the band is, with surprises and mood changes around every corner.
From progressive music to rock to metal to some jazzy sections and some classic rock mixed in on some of the guitar leads as well, Pathos And Logos brings a diverse sound to the dinner table waiting to be feasted. I’m an obvious cheerleader of instrumental bands It would be sweet to see more Animals As Leaders/Polyphia/Plini/Intervals on the forefront, fucking shit up in bigger festivals and tours changing the face of music. This sort of music is for the artsy and open minded, dive into this great track and keep track of the dudes in their musical adventure.
The first featured band for 2019 is the ever so awesome Fractal Universe! The French group caught my ears when I heard “Sons of Ignorance” off their full length “Engram Of Decline” and I’ve been hooked ever since. This hard working independent prog/tech death band was also just recently signed to the Metal Blade Records roster as well! I think this band is a force to be reckoned for a multitude of reasons. I say so because they blend the right amount of tasteful work and complex songwriting along with great groove and soulful guitar leads (not wild 400 BPM arpeggios, sweeps and tapping on repeat!). They’re the total opposite of Spawn Of Possession, Necrophagist and Archspire but they’re just way too good to not be heard of. What can be summed up from my fanboying is they are extremely tasteful songwriters, and are a welcome addition to a genre that can be overdone. The band has been working hard as can be in their own country with their debut offering an EP called “Boundaries Of Reality”. They’ve relentlessly toured throughout their country and other places, as an independent band. I’ve known of them for almost 2 years now and it has been great to see the guys progress as a band and artists.
I’m trying not to post any music, so you can check out their songs all month long. For a new and young band, their music is well crafted and down to a legitimate science. Fractal Universe should be heard and known about by more people and bands, and deserve a great opportunity at this point. Getting signed to a great label should be the start of an even brighter future for the band, and couldn’t be any more excited as an avid fan of Fractal Universe. I wish the guys the best of luck on their new endeavors with the label. Also, that photo shows there is a new album due out in a few months! They have been in full promotion mode for “Engram Of Decline” since it’s release two years ago and have recently been recording between shows. If they gave us a solid offering a few years ago, I highly doubt they’ll disappoint anyone. To anyone that doesn’t know Fractal Universe…..I hope you do now and will give their music a legitimate shot. That is the point of these monthly showcases (with possible interviews, whenever I get around to them).
Hello death metal peoples! This blackened death metal project features Brad Parris (Bass) from NILE and members from Raphemuets Well and Xael. This killer song blends great groove and hints of technicality. Imperfect Reanimation is a sweet start to what is hopefully going to be great debut for Olkoth. The drums are absolutely blistering with some great guitar leads to back up the rhythm and the energy of the vocals. The wide range of vocals makes Olkoth a more diverse band than most extreme bands, with some black metal shrieks here and there. They’re definitely not a one trick pony and bring the pain on their debut song. Check out the headbanger right below here!
Death Metal group Ayamvoid released their latest single “Condemned To Extinction” a couple of weeks ago. The band presents a very heavy and straightforward attack to their death metal game. Ayamvoid is a very groovy band and really likes to slow it down. I loved the whole band’s energy as a collective unit on the song, and am looking forward to new releases. You can check out the song below, and follow along on their social media platforms. They would most definitely appreciate your support, so get on it!