Finland’s ENSIFERUM have spent the past 18 years honing the steel of their folk-infused battle metal auditory attack. Their albums are further bolstered by a live show that has become one of the most entertaining in all of metal. Proof of ENSIFERUM’s status as one of the most vital bands in modern metal was made apparent through their headlining slot on this year’s Paganfest USA tour. To further spread the band’s music to a worldwide audience, ENSIFERUM has forged a deal with Metal Blade Records! The band inked the deal with Metal Blade CEO Brian Slagel during the Paganfest USA tour, and all parties are enthusiastic about new music and new possibilities.
Today Keep Of Kalessin release the new digital EP “Introspection”. The EP is available on all digital music services. Get it here: iTunes, Spotify, WiMP.
“Introspection” is the first of several new EP's and singles that will be released throughout the year, in wait of the new album due in October 2013.
Indie Recordings are proud to announce the re-signing of the Norwegian jazz-metal band Shining and the release of the new album in Europe, excluding Norway. "One One One" will be released June 4th in Europe and June 7th in Germany and Austria. Album pre-order links coming soon!
With this project group suspended for several years and ultimately resurrected by the group's pivotal figures Tobias Netzell and Björn Pettersson, also of In Mourning fame; MAJALIS is now ready to take the first leap forward and introduce the band's debut EP to the unsuspecting world of mournful harmonious scorn.
In an official press statement from MAJALIS six-stringer Björn Pettersson: "We are happy and proud to be able to work with Pulverised for our debut EP. Some of us have been working together before and it feels like both us and the Pulverised guys are pretty stoked about this project, so we have no doubts that this will be a good collaboration.
Finnish metal superstars CHILDREN OF BODOM have named their 8th studio album “Halo Of Blood” and have unveiled the album artwork.
Cover art was created this time by Sami Saramäki (Follow The Reaper, Are You Dead Yet?, Hate Crew Deathroll).
Mastermind Alexi Laiho commented:
In April three of Norway’s most innovative and hard-hitting metal bands team up for a European tour. Co-headlined by Vreid & Solefald with special guests In Vain, brace yourself for a night of haunting Northern Lights.
A new show at Iduna in Drachten, Netherlands has been announced! The show replaces the date in Oberhausen on April 5th.
Indie Recordings are proud to announce the signing of Steak Number Eight and the release of the second album “The Hutch”! The new album will be unleashed 22nd of April in Europe, 19th of April in Norway, Germany and Austria, and 18th of March in Benelux.
Get a taste of the new album by checking out the first song from Steak Number Eight "Black Eyed" below.
In Vain is back and ready to release their 3rd attack of progressive extreme metal!
“Ænigma” is their most extreme work to date, mixed and produced by the legendary Jens Bogren (Opeth, Soilwork, Borknagar ++). The album will be released March 11th in Europe, March 8th in Norway and March 15th in Germany and Austria. Check out In Vain's tour dates for 2013 below!