Wednesday, December 1, 2021

OUT TODAY! Shrouded in Darkness Release - "Abyssum Abyssus Invocat" (Kvlt und Kaos Productions)

Preview "Abyssum Abyssus Invocat"

Artist: Shrouded in Darkness
Release title: Abyssum Abyssus Invocat
Label: Kvlt und Kaos Productions
Release Date: 26-11-2021
Format: CD, Cassette, Digital
Genre: Doom Death Metal
Country: Sweden

For fans of Anathema, Katatonia, My Dying Bride, October Tide, Draconian

Shrouded in Darkness stand for Doom Death Metal from Sweden with a pure heart of heavy darkness. Their listeners will feel the impenetrable darkness overtake their spirit and absorb it completely.

Join them on their sinister trip through a doomy soundscape.

We salute you
Under the weeping Sky
Thrill of Fantasy
Rise from the Grave
An endless Wandering
Ad Inferos
Abyssum Abyssus Invocat

Mike (guitar, bass, drums)
Daniel T. (vocals, keyboards)
Reese (solo guitar)

Recorded and mixed by Shrouded inDarkness
Mastered by Dan Swanö, Unisound AB.




Flowers Of Flesh released debut EP

American Blackened Sludge Metal band Flowers Of Flesh released their new self titled EP. The release was mixed and mastered at Apothecary Sound by Tim Nyss, who also played session drums and bass and did the art. Francois  Boyenval also contributed to the sessions cello on the last track.

Flowers Of Flesh was formed in 2021 at Cleveland, Ohio by Jake O'Brien (guitar/vocals) who has influences by Scott Walker and Lee Ranaldo as well as movies and soundtracks.  


CD Asgard Warriors - Fuertes


Después de años de duro trabajo (estado de alarma por covid por medio) nace "Fuertes", un álbum que ve la luz gracias al empeño de Manuel, Nacho y Fran, a los que se sumaron David, el nuevo batería, José Rubio y Pacho Brea, él último en unirse al proyecto, después de ensayos a distancia finalmente, en agosto del 2020  pudieron grabar este magnífico disco que hoy ya podemos disfrutar.

Heavy Metal Greats HAMMERFALL Announce New Album, Hammer of Dawn, out February 25, 2022

Swedish Saviors of Heavy Metal HAMMERFALL Announce New Album, Hammer of Dawn, out February 25, 2022 via Napalm Records | Pre-Order NOW!
Title Track “Hammer of Dawn” + Official Music Video Out Now | Watch/Listen HERE!

[Photo Credit: Tallee Savage]

Pure Swedish Heavy Metal!

Swedish saviors of heavy metal HAMMERFALL let the hammer strike again with their twelfth studio album, Hammer of Dawn, set to be released on February 25, 2022 via Napalm Records! The album’s release is preceded by the arrival of the first single and title track, "Hammer of Dawn,” accompanied by a music video filmed at Liseberg amusement park in Gothenburg, and by famed director Patric Ullaeus.

Oscar Dronjak on the single:
“The song itself was initially conceived in Germany during the World Dominion tour, with the rest of the work being done at home. I immediately knew this had the potential to be something important, and when Joacim added his vocal melodies we both felt it would be the perfect single. One with substance and power but also one you can’t stop singing when the music fades out."
Joacim Cans adds on the video:
“We already had the idea to shoot a video at legendary amusement park Liseberg 20 years ago. But like any good bottle of Champagne this idea needed to rest and mature before taken into action. And FUCK I am happy we waited! 
Together with director Patric Ullaeus we have created something unique and astonishing that totally blows me away every time I watch it. You can really tell that we haven’t played together for almost two long and never-ending years. We are as energetic as a pack of hungry wolves in the video ready to shred and deliver the heavy metal gospel!”

Watch the music video for “Hammer of Dawn HERE:

As one of the main forces in heavy metal, HAMMERFALL have dominated not only the Swedish album charts, but album charts across Europe throughout their extensive career, while earning gold status thrice. Faced with the daunting task of following up the band’s last studio album, Dominion, an album that fans and critics hailed as one of the band's strongest releases, HAMMERFALL collectively met the challenge head on and have delivered what many early listeners are predicting as the best metal album of 2022 and a high point of the band’s catalogue.
Joacim Cans on the new album:
“It’s hard to describe in words how extremely happy and proud I am about the outcome of Hammer Of Dawn. It was a struggle, for sure, but in the end we pulled it off and delivered a solid, vital and positive new album. Everyone is on top of his game and together we have created yet another milestone in HAMMERFALL history. Can’t wait to sing these songs live together with my sisters and brothers, The Templars of Steel!”
Oscar Dronjak adds:
“We spent a long time creating the songs for this album, mainly due to the Coronavirus but also because we began working on the material very early. That’s definitely evident in the result, the attention to detail is very big. Another thing that is quite palpable is the energy level, and that can be contributed to the extreme and forced downtime we all had to endure during the pandemic. The atmosphere in the studio was relaxed and laid back and the lack of stress created the perfect working environment for turning up the heat when the red light came on. It was easy to peak when you had to since there was no outside distractions or immediate deadlines. This album is a product of the pandemic in some ways, but more importantly it’s a strong statement that we are experiencing the high point in our creativity at the moment. I’ve said it before: HAMMERFALL has never sounded better than we do right now!”

Get your copy of Hammer of Dawn NOW!
[Artwork by: Samwise Didier]
Hammer of Dawn tracklist:
1. Brotherhood
2. Hammer of Dawn
3. No Son of Odin
4. Venerate Me
5. Reveries
6. Too Old to Die Young
7. Not Today
8. Live Free or Die
9. State of the W.I.L.D.
10. No Mercy
Hammer of Dawn will be available in the following formats:
- Ltd Deluxe Box, incl CD Digisleeve, Hardcover Photobook, Plectrum Tin, Hammer Key Chain, Bottle Opener – strictly limited to 500 (Napalm Webstore exclusive)
- CD Digisleeve
- 1LP Gatefold Black
- 1LP Gatefold Marbled Orange Transparent/Black - strictly limited to 300 (Napalm Webstore exclusive)
- 1LP Gatefold Crystal Clear - strictly limited to 300 (EMP exclusive)
- 1LP Gatefold Curacao - strictly limited to 300 (Levy X & Ginza exclusive)
- Bundle CD + Shirt
- Digital Album
Hammer of Dawn starts off with remarkable opener “Brotherhood”, a hymn echoing the deep connection of bandleaders Joacim Cans and Oscar Dronjak with their loyal Templars of Steel worldwide. Other tracks on the album present one smasher after another, with songs like “Reveries”, “No Son Of Odin” and “Venerate Me” - the latter featuring an appearance by none other than King Diamond - making sure it will go down as another milestone in the career of the Swedes.
Hammer of Dawn was produced by long time collaborator Fredrik Nordström (In Flames, Opeth etc), who handled mixing, mastering, drum recording, and shared the duty of recording guitars and bass with Pontus Norgren and Oscar Dronjak. Jacob Hansen (Volbeat etc), produced the lead vocals.
When HAMMERFALL released their debut album, Glory To The Brave, in 1997, it signaled the second coming of heavy metal… Since that very day, HAMMERFALL has proudly flown the heavy metal flag high and while doing so have influenced a generation of musicians. They have also left a twenty five year long trail of classic timeless music, sold out shows and an army of loyal fans, aka the Templars Of Steel, in their wake. Rest assured everyone, that legacy continues and in fact strengthens with the arrival of Hammer of Dawn.
Fans can already look forward to seeing Hammer of Dawn live, as in 2022, HAMMERFALL will go on an extensive co-headlining tour through Europe, together with German metal stars Helloween.
25.03.22 NO – Oslo / Sentrum Scene
26.03.22 SE – Göteborg / Partille Arena
28.03.22 FI – Helsinki / Black Box
29.03.22 EE – Talinn / Noblessneri Valukoda
01.04.22 DE – Bamberg / Brose Arena
02.04.22 DE – Hamburg / Sporthalle
03.04.22 DE – Berlin / Verti Music Hall
04.04.22 DE – Regensburg / Donau Arena 
08.04.22 ES – Madrid / Wizink Center
09.04.22 ES – Barcelona / St. Jordi Club
11.04.22 IT – Milan / Lorenzini District
12.04.22 DE – Kempten / Black Box
13.04.22 CH – Zürich / Samsung Hall
15.04.22 LU – Luxemburg / Rockhal
16.04.22 NL – Tilburg / 013
18.04.22 PL – Katovice / MCK
20.04.22 BG – Sofia / Arena Armeec
22.04.22 AT – Vienna / Gasometer
23.04.22 CZ – Prague  / O2
24.04.22 SK – Zvolen / Ice Stadium
26.04.22 HU – Budapest / Papp Laszlo Sportarena
29.04.22 DE – Bochum / Ruhrcongress
30.04.22 DE – Stuttgart / Schleyerhalle
01.05.22 DE – Frankfurt / Jahrhunderthalle
04.05.22 UK – Manchester / Manchester Academy
05.05.22 UK – London / Brixton Academy

Joacim Cans – Vocals
Oscar Dronjak – Guitar
Pontus Norgren – Guitar
Fredrik Larsson – Bass
David Wallin – Drums
Napalm Records


New BillyBio music video, from upcoming "Leaders And Liars" album, drops today!

New BillyBio music video, from upcoming

Leaders And Liars album, drops today!

"One Life To Live" is an adrenaline drenched anthem

inciting fans to stand up for what is right!

[ photo: YmkjePhotography ]


"With my dying breath I'll stand / And scream for what is right" Billy Graziadei bellows on the single "One Life To Live" from the new BillyBio album titled Leaders And Liars, due out on March 25, 2022 via AFM Records. The fast-paced video, featuring a slew of up-and-coming talent, including Los Angeles tattoo artist Julia Azevedo @_7777777j, can be seen HERE:


The song is a call to action in authentic hardcore style and epitomizes the PMA (positive mental attitude) Graziadei lives by. Video director Antoine Combelles says “we wanted to explore his message of “unapologetically being who you want to be” with a flowing sequence seamlessly linking people together in one place, one energy and suspended in moments no one can take from them.” Co-director Vincent Jacob adds “Billy’s music is a reminder that all we have is now. We wanted to capture the urgency of that message but also the positive aspect of it. Yes, the future is uncertain, so why not try to enjoy the ride?”


BillyBio will host a benefit in Los Angeles on Friday, December 17th that is open to the public. Plans to live stream the fundraiser are in the works. Fans can text the word "nowhere" to (+1 ) 877-327-1645 to access event details.


BillyBio's sound recalls classic New York hardcore bands such as Agnostic Front, Cro-Mags and Crumbsuckers. Leaders And Liars borrows from the Biohazard legacy by defying strict definitions, but ultimately this album represents Graziadei's love of punk, hardcore and classic metal (Black Sabbath, Iron Maiden). 


Graziadei wrote, performed, recorded and produced all fifteen tracks on Leaders and Liars in 2020 and 2021 at Firewater Studios in Los Angeles. In addition to recording and producing Biohazard there, he's also had Powerflo, Madball, Agnostic Front, Devil Driver in the studio which he runs full time when not on tour. The record was mixed and mastered by Tue Madsen. Additional musicians performing on the album include Fred Aching Rios (Powerflo) on drums; Ra Dias (Suicidal Tendencies, currently touring with KORN) on bass; Daniele Manca on bass; Dan Palmer (Death by Stereo, Zebrahead) on guitar; Robbie Davidson (The Exploited) on guitar. Vocals on "Remission" and "Just In The Sun" by Jennifer Bair with Jay Roth. Toby Morse (H2O, Hazen Street) appears on "One Life To Live." Album artwork by Lecru Eyebrows and design by Filipe Horsch.


Leaders And Liars Tracklist:

01. Black Out

02. Fallen Empires

03. Leaders and Liars

04. Lost Horizon

05. Turn the Wounds

06. Sheepdog

07. Deception

08. Generation Kill

09. Looking Up

10. One Life To Live ( feat. Toby Morse [H2O, Hazen Street] )

11. Our Scene

12. Just The Sun ( feat. Jennifer Bair [Jay Roth] )

13. Enough

14. Remission ( feat. Jennifer Bair [Jay Roth] )

15. Cyanide



AFM Records exclusive album pre-sale: 


Pre-save the album on digital platforms: 


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BillyBio Line-Up:
Billy Graziadei – Vocals, Guitars

Fred Aching Rios – Drums

Ra Diaz, Dan Manca – Bass

Dan Palmer, Robbie Davidson – Leads



PR Contact Europe:
Mona Miluski