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Asylum 8 - Repressed


By rock-metal-network, 2017-10-23
Asylum 8 - Repressed

Release: Asylum 8 - Repressed

Format: CD/Digital

Release Date: November 10th 2017

Record label: Inverse Records

Genre: Industrial Metal

Country: Finland

Imagine if a death metal band got drunk, went to the wrong party and ended up making a baby with a DJ that has a secret craving for some power metal.

Now that the image is stuck in your head, let us introduce Asylum 8.

Asylum 8 is a 6-piece band from Kuopio, Finland. Their music is a combination of ruthless modern death metal and EDM tunes.

In summer of 2017 they started recording first full length album which is to be released later the same year.

After years of work and multiple changes in the lineup, the beast is ready to be unleashed with a blast of discobeats mixed with actual blastbeats and intense guitar work.

Line-up:
Tatu Heikkinen – bass
Sami Partanen – synths
Anssi Kinnunen - guitars
Henry Hämäläinen - vocals
Sami Hynynen - guitars
Pasi Moilanen – drums

Discography:
Repressed (album) 2017 Inverse Records
Deliverance (Single) 2017
Thanatophobia (single) 2016
Disarray (single) 2015
s/t (EP) 2014

Links:

https://twitter.com/Asylum8FIN

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Cardiant - Mirrors


By rock-metal-network, 2017-10-23
Cardiant - Mirrors

Release: Cardiant - Mirros

Format: CD/Digital

Release Date: November 24th 2017

Record label: Inverse Records

Genre: Melodic Metal

Country: Finland

Cardiant was formed early 2000′s and has been working with the current lineup since 2008. Their style has been described as power metal or heavy rock (someone even calling it AOR!).

Cardiant recorded its debut album Midday Moon in 2005. At that time band didn’t have a permanent singer and was forced to have Janne Saksa as a session singer on the album. Unfortunately Underground Symphony had problems with the European release and the album was released only in Japan by Marquee/Avalon.

In years 2007 and 2008 Cardiant had some line-up changes when Mikko, Marko and Erik joined the band. In 2009 Cardiant recorded its second, self-financed album Tomorrow’s Daylight.

In 2010 Cardiant was selected to the semi-finals of Finnish national selection for Eurovision 2011 from amongst a group of 277 participants. Cardiant was voted to the finals along with nine other performers. The same year Cardiant also composed and recorded the theme and entrance song for Finnish ice-hockey team Tappara.

The third album “Verge” was released in May 2013 by Marquee Avalon (Japan) and Inverse Records (Europe) peaking at #11 on the official Finnish charts.

Recordings of a concept album ”Mirrors” started in May 2015 and the first video single ”Absolute power ” was released in September 2015. The album features several guest singers, Pasi Rantanen (Thunderstone, King Company), Nitte Valo (Burning Point, Seraphiel) & Janne Saksa who performed session vocals to Cardiant's debut album 'Midday Moon'. The album is released November 24th 2017 by Inverse Records.

Music video from the track "Life Has Just Begun" is available here:

Track list:
1. Mirrors And Me
2. Riot Rising
3. Soul (feat. Pasi Rantanen)
4. A Quiet One
5. Blank Star
6. His Supremacy (feat. Janne Saksa)
7. Shooting Star (feat. Nitte Valo)
8. Absolute Power
9. My Delusion
10. Life Has Just Begun
11. Another Time, Another Place (feat. Rantanen, Valo, Saksa)

Line-up:
Erik Karhatsu - vocals
Outi Jokinen - vocals
Antti Hänninen - guitar
Mikko Mänttäri - bass
Marko Lindroos - keyboards
Lauri Hänninen - drums

GUEST MUSICIANS:
Janne Saksa - vocals
Nitte Valo - vocals
Pasi Rantanen - vocals

Discography:

Mirrors
Released 2017
Europe: Semi-Perfect Ry & Inverse Records / Japan: Semi-Perfect Ry & Marquee Avalon

Verge
Released 2013
Europe: Semi-Perfect Ry & Inverse Records / Japan: Semi-Perfect Ry & Marquee Avalon

Tomorrow’s Daylight
Released 2009
Europe: Semi-Perfect Ry /
Japan: Semi-Perfect Ry & Marquee Avalon

Midday Moon
Released 2005
Only in Japan by Underground Symphony / Marquee Avalon

Links:

Twitter: https://twitter.com/cardiantband

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ATRIUM NOCTIS - Aetern


By rock-metal-network, 2017-10-23
ATRIUM NOCTIS - Aetern

Die Kölner Dunkelmetaller ATRIUM NOCTIS haben nach längerer, tiefgründiger Arbeit die Studioarbeiten zum Albumnachfolger des 2010 veröffentlichten "Home" abgeschlossen.

Für das aktuelle Album "Aeterni" ging die personell verstärkte Formation um Hydra Gorgonia teils neue wie auch erweiterte künstlerische Wege. Damit erinnern die Kompositionen nicht selten an die Musik von Dimmu Borgir.

Im eigentlichen Kern also noch immer dem symphonischen BLACK METAL zugetan, flossen auch bisweilen getragene Elemente aus dem Bereich Pagan Metal mit ein.

Insbesondere Einflüsse aus der klassischen Musik verleihen dem neuen Output "Aeterni" eine ausgeprägte Eigenständigkeit. Die frischen Lieder, mit einem dicken Schuss an Härte, zeichnen sich durch massive Dunkel-Atmosphäre aus.

Auch melancholische, streckenweise hymnische und gefühlvolle Passagen sind zu hören. Epische und farbenfrohe Nuancen reichern das Ganze zusätzlich an.

ATRIUM NOCTIS lieben große Klangbilder und haben sich von den Genre-Grenzen des Black Metal weitestgehend gelöst um Stücke wie "Datura Noir" und "Die Nacht des Falken" entstehen lassen zu können.

Mehrere Sänger sind beteiligt, was mitsamt deutschen Lyriken ein Garant für breite stimmliche Abwechslung ist. Ganz der Melodik verschrieben, fußt die Zusammenarbeit der Band auf zwei Gitarristen.

Die Bandmitglieder haben verschiedene musikalischen Backgrounds: Mit in dieser Truppe sind Leute, die ihr Leben lang Metal gespielt haben, aber sehr viel Freude an anderen Musikrichtungen haben. Ebenso eine tief-schwarze Seele aus dem Black Metal, eine Sängerin mit klassischer Ausbildung und zwei studierte Musiker, die für alles offen sind. Man hört und spürt: Die haben alle ihr Herz an die Musik von ATRIUM NOCTIS verloren.

Gemastert wurden die neuen Songs von dem bekannten Martin Buchwalter, der als Produzent bereits auch für etablierte Bands wie Accu§er, Destruction, Suidakra, Tankard, Architects Of Chaoz und Perzonal War tätig war.

Frontcover und CD-Booklet sind von einem Maler nach den genauen Vorstellungen der Band angefertigt worden.

Mit "Aeterni" streben die Kölner erfolgreich mehr nach Authentizität und zu den eigenen Wurzeln.

Ebenso eifern sie keiner Band nach. ATRIUM NOCTIS lassen sich auch nichts vorschreiben oder rennen irgendwelchen Trends hinterher.

Sie machen einfach ihre eigene und völlig individuelle Musik.


Offizieller Veröffentlichungstermin für "Aeterni" war der 9. September 2017. 


ATRIUM NOCTIS - ONLINE:

Website - http://www.atrium-noctis.com/
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/atriumnoctis
Youtube - http://www.youtube.com/user/Atriumnoctisoff
Twitter: https://twitter.com/atrium_noctis

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INCURSED Epic Viking Metal


By rock-metal-network, 2017-09-28
INCURSED Epic Viking Metal

2014 erfreuten sie die Fans von melodisch betontem EPIC VIKING METAL mit ihrem abgefeierten Album "Elderslied".

Nun kehren die baskischen Spitzenkönner INCURSED mit einer bemerkenswert feinen EP und einem gehaltvollen Album zurück, womit der typische Stil der spielfreudigen Band optimal repräsentiert werden kann.

Offiziell veröffentlicht wurde "The Slavic Covenant" am 31. Juli 2017. Die EP dient als Vorbote zum Studioalbum "Amalur", welches von der Band mit einer Crowdfunding-Kampagne finanziert wurde.

Die offizielle Veröffentlichung des nachfolgenden, neuen Studioalbums "Amalur“ war am 25. September.

Die fünf quicklebendigen Kompositionen auf "The Slavic Covenant", darunter das ebenso überraschende wie originell umgesetzte A-ha-Cover des Welthits "Take On Me", zeigen eine völlig unverbrauchte und anhaltend hungrige Formation. INCURSED setzen auch 2017 haufenweise unbändige Energieschübe frei!

Für den Song "Fear A' Bhata" haben INCURSED das musikalische Grundthema eines gälischen Folkloreliedes aus dem späten 18. Jahrhundert adaptiert. Der Refrain wird in originaler Sprache vorgetragen.

Das abgewandelte Bandlogo - in kyrillischer Schreibweise - auf "The Slavic Covenant" ist ein beherzter Tribut der gewitzten Baskenhorde an eine Ukraine-Tour, die den Beteiligten als ein wunderbares Erlebnis in Erinnerung geblieben ist. 


INCURSED - online:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/IncursedOfficial/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/incursedband/

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Buried And Gone - The Final Hour


By rock-metal-network, 2017-09-27
Buried And Gone - The Final Hour

Release: Buried And Gone - The Final Hour

Format: Digital

Release Date: September 27th 2017

Record label: Inverse Records

Genre: Metal

Country: Finland

'The Final Hour' is the debut album of Buried And Gone which hails from Kuopio/Oulu, Finland. On the album you can hear various influences of different styles in metal music. Melodies and riffs guarantee a listening trip from "inexperienced" to "experienced" listeners.

The album features ten tracks which have no bigger background story, but every track is their own story. The lyrics are infused with death, love and cynicism.

"The Final Hour" was recorded in winter 2016-2017 in Niklas' home studio in Kuopio and Markus' vocals was recorded in BRR-musiikki, Raahe. Mixing and mastering are done by Joni Tanskala and cover arts made by Aki Pistemaa. The album is released digitally in August 27th by Inverse Records.

Track List:
1. Buried Within Me...
2. A Frozen Heart
3. Murder
4. Starting Over
5. You´re No God
6. Seek To Find
7. End Of The World
8. Not Another Word
9. The Final Hour
10. Lay With Me

Members:
Niklas Tihinen (Drums, bass, guitars, keyboards, vocals)
Markus Orava (Vocals)

Links:
http://facebook.com/BuriedAndGone
http://twitter.com/BuriedAndGone

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The Veteran by Blood Region


By rock-metal-network, 2017-09-25
The Veteran by Blood Region

Release: Blood Region - The Veteran (Single)

Format: Digital

Release Date: September 25th 2017

Record label: Inverse Records

Genre: Metal

Country: Finland

"The Veteran is a song about reflections of war, on individual and collective levels. Inspired by documentaries and stories of people who had to face the horrors.

It's also a song about the legacy of veterans, those who were sent to the frontlines, those who never came back and those who returned traumatized and struggling through life with the experiences they had in the battlefields.

The meaning behind this song is not glorify war in any sense, more likely to wake people think, remember the roots in some level. Its concept is also based on theme of Finland reaching 100 years as a nation and its history, and therefore a tribute to veterans, says the drummer Sami Vertanen."

Music video with lyrics available here:

@blood-region here on Rock Metal Network

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FM2000 - Hubba Bubba Rehab


By rock-metal-network, 2017-09-19
FM2000 - Hubba Bubba Rehab

FM2000 is a rising "cult band" from Pieksämäki Finland releasing their new studio album "Hubba Bubba Rehab" on October 13th 2017. The album is their seventh full length album that holds inside 11 tracks of self-dependent heavy punk.

Musically the album presents heavier FM2000 than the previous album "Carina II". New heavier expression was intended decicion that was made at the production phase with the band's trusted produced Teemu Nykänen. Targeting to international success the choise was natural for FM2000.

The main theme of the "Hubba Bubba Rehab" is feminity.

FM2000 is:

Rota - Vocals

Bili - Bass / Vocals

Jotor - Guitar
Vepa - Guitar / Vocals
Ipi - Drums

Discography:
Routanyrkki (2003)
Volovo (2004)
Moskovan pasuunat (2006)
Meibi bus home (2009)
Opium grilli (2010)
Carina II (2014)
Hubba Bubba Rehab (2017)

http://www.fm2000.org

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Sober Truth Album Review


By rock-metal-network, 2017-09-06
Sober Truth Album Review

ROCK METAL NETWORK - ALBUM REVIEW OF SOBER TRUTH

@sober-truth

INITIAL ALBUM IMPRESSIONS

Dark Mystical Cover 12 Songs Melodic Guit...............

IMPRESSIONS AND OPINIONS

The beginning of the Album is instrumental and a bit mystical, you have not really an idea what is coming up next. After the "Introduction" starts "Leave the Locust in the Lunatic Asylum" and upon this point you have the feeling there are coming up some great songs, ... yeah and".................The Songs "Paragon", "Murphys Law" and "Powergenerator" have great Vocal work on it, from shouting up to melodical Melodies, you became a big spectrum of Torsten Schramm's Voice. The Guitars, Bass and Drums does also a great job, the songwriting ist really good and the rhythmic between Guitars and Drums is working well............

Full review read it here:

RMN-Sober-Truth-Review.pdf Sober Truth
RMN-Sober-Truth-Review.pdf, 413KB

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