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ZIFIR signed with Duplicate Records

Turkish Black Metal band ZIFIR have signed a deal with Norwegian label Duplicate Records and announced that their third full-length, “Kingdom Of Nothigness”, will be released in late spring / early summer of 2017, both in CD and LP format with artwork by russian artist Vergvoktre.

ZIFIR were formed more than a decade ago, releasing two full-lengths and one split album with Cult Of Erinyes.

Listen to the track ‘769’ streaming below:

ENTHEAN guitarist Brian Kingsland joins NILE

Brian Kingsland, guitarist for Progressive Black Metal band ENTHEAN, has joined NILE as second guitarist/vocalist.

The band issued the follow statement:

Enthean will be coming out with our follow-up to 2016’s “Priests of Annihilation” this year. In the meantime, our drummer, Josh Ward, is touching up the new Rapheumets Well album, while Brian is steady with Nile. We wish nothing but the best to all of our brothers in Nile and continued support for Dallas Toler-Wade and Narcotic Wasteland!

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AEVUM signed with Maple Metal Records

Symphonic Metal band AEVUM have signed with Canadian record label Maple Metal Records to release their sophomore full-length album, “Dischronia”, next March 17th worldwide.

“Dischronia” was recorded and produced at Aurora Recording Studio by Hannodamalj Production. The album was mixed and mastered by Simone Mularoni (Vision Divine, Ancient Bards, ElvenKing) at Domination Studio, in the Republic of San Marino. The artwork was created by Erick Vaghi of OneBlindEye Design, along with a partnership from Ronin Agency, Italy.

As part of the deal, Maple Metal Records will also re-distribute the band’s 2014 debut album “Impressions”, plus previously released material from the band’s two EPs “Celestial Angels” (2008) and “Nova Vita” (2012).

YALA releasing “Pas.to.rale” on Merdümgiriz Records

YALA is the project from multi-instrumentalist Emir Toğrul, who fuses several elements from ambient and metal and uses diferente styles and techniques.

The Project is back with its fifth full-length, “Pas.to.rale”, the first new release in four years.

Emir Toğrul explains:

Pas.to.rale takes many forms with lengthy instrumental tracks, from synth driven string ensemble ambiences to psychedelic guitar tracks, to “traditional” black and death metal songs with very unconventional structures fused with synths. The YAYLA concept is at its pinnacle in “Pas.to.rale”, with the name of the band and our whole concept of nature based metal music coming to an alchemical home as we delve back into our roots after all these years of adventures as VIRANESIR and BLIGHTED in an ironic existential absurdity. It’s a tale of dungeon style atmosphere, relentless black metal, nostalgic overdose and musical hypnosis.

As with all his work on Merdümgiriz Records, each copy of “Pas.to.rale” CD, Tape, t-shirt and patch will be handmade in the artisanal style. Emir paints the discs, cuts and inserts the prints for the jewel case and jacket, making all non-machined parts from scratch. All current and upcoming merch comes to fans directly from the hand of the creator himself.

MORDBRAND releasing “Wilt” on Carnal Records

Swedish Death Metal band MORDBRAND will release their new album, “Wilt”, next February 24, via Carnal Records.

“Wilt” was mixed and mastered by Lawrence Mackrory, with artwork by Nathalie Ziegler and layout by Łukasz Jaszak. A vinyl LP version of the album is also in the works.

The band shared a few words:

We are very pleased with collaborating with Carnal Records this time around. Not only do we hold the label in such high regard due to their astonishing back catalogue, but we also recognize their professional approach and kinship. This album marks a new beginning for the band and we’ve really taken things up to a new level.

A lyric video for the song ‘Delivering the Gods’ is streaming below:

HE IS LEGEND signed with Spinefarm Records

Spinefarm Records announced that HE IS LEGEND joined the label’s global roster. The band will release its new album and label debut on April 28.

Here’s what the band had to say about joining Spinefarm:

We’re very excited to start a new relationship with people who truly understand this band as a whole. It was really important for us to find the proper home for this record after seeing the tremendous response from our fans during the crowdfunding campaign. We truly believe Spinefarm Records is the best possible partner to help us keep that momentum trending in the right direction. In our eyes, this is the most important He Is Legend record to date and we’re happy that our friends at Spinefarm are going to help us get this album out to the masses.

AZARATH releasing a new album in April

Polish Black Death Metal band AZARATH will release a new album, next April 7th, on Agonia Records, with whom they recently signed.

The album was recorded in various locations between March and November 2016, mixed and mastered by Haldor Grunberg at Satanic Audio and with graphic design and layout done by Mentalporn (Behemoth, Origin, Decapitated) with calligraphy provided by Ihasan Art and additional work by Holy Poison Design.

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