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Harmed

Eskimo Callboy

 

The order of chaos

 

Monuments

The world alive 

Delain

Het is nog twee weken wachten op het album Apocalypse & Chill dat 7 februari uitkomt. De vierde single Ghost House Heart is in de aanloop van een video voorzien.

Charlotte over “Ghost House Heart”:

“Going back to such an intimate song after the bombast of “Masters of Destiny” and “Burning Bridges” feels a bit like switching gears, but I enjoy every minute of it. Singing this song is almost meditative, and I love the way voice, piano and violin weave together in the track. I hope our fans will love this change of pace as well, and I can’t wait to perform this song live on stage during our upcoming UK tour, and our Valentine’s Day release show in Utrecht.”

Martijn over de totstandkoming ervan:

“This song was created while spontaneously playing and singing together with Charlotte. It seemed to create itself. It’s also a nice change of pace in relation to the other songs we have written for the new album. As a pianist, of course it is fun to play a piano song for a change. We worked with violinist Shir-Ran Yinon and I think the way the violin intertwines with the vocal lines is mesmerizing. The video was a lot fun to make and it was a beautiful set with a lot of history.”

Irist  

Irist heeft een deal gesloten met Nuclear Blast Records en komt eind maart met het debuutalbum. De band is vanaf 2015 langzaam gegroeid en volgens velen wordt Irist dé sensatie van 2020. Luister zelf.

Burning Sage’s frantic rhythmic patterns and ritualistic imagery made our choice to work with Mount Emult rather easy,” zegt zanger Rodrigo Carvalho. “We wanted to convey this song’s dark atmosphere. Mount Emult’s exciting collage work allowed us to do just that. ‘Burning Sage’ is about overcoming negative emotions – the process is represented as a ritual in which these emotions are purged. It made sense to use imagery that were a part of different cultures to illustrate how universal this theme is.”

White Stones 

White Stones is de band van Opeth-bassist Martin Mendez. Het deathmetalproject heeft het debuutalbum Kuarahy aangekondigd voor 13 maart.

I’ve always written music at home but never had the confidence to do anything like this” zegt Martin, “I never wrote a song, never presented something I wrote for Mikael (Åkerfeldt, Opeth singer/songwriter)I didn’t have any direction, I came up with the first song for fun. WHITE STONES has nothing to do with OPETH, I see no relation between the two. I played “Kuarahy” to Mikael a few months ago, he really liked it and was happy for me. Everyone in the band has side projects, it’s important. We tour so much you can become consumed by it; it has been really nice to do something different. WHITE STONES has renewed my strength and energy.

De titel van het album verwijst naar zijn geboorteplaats in Uruguay en het album vertegenwoordigd in zekere mate zijn wortels op het gebied van familiebanden maar zeker ook muzikaal. “I feel strongly connected to Uruguay still. I wanted to write music related to that – the sun on the Uruguayan flag I transformed into the WHITE STONES logo; there are a lot of small things that connect the record to that place. “Kuarahy” is the native Uruguayan people’s word for ‘Sun’

Cellar darling 

De band stond afgelopen jaar nog op het Brainstorm festival en komt nu met een lyricvideo van Love pt II. Deze compositie komt van het album The Spell.

Chiasmata  

Rejection

Redeye Caravan

El Muerto klinkt vertrouwd en bekend. De video is gewoon leuk om naar te kijken.

Bells And Ravens

13 maart komt het album van Bells and Ravens uit. Het is een project van Matt Carviero die symfonische metal en klassieke muziek weet te mixen met elkaar. Deze video is een mooie ballad waarover Matt schrijft:

I wrote this song when my father had passed away in August 2015. There have been issues we’ve avoided to discuss until it was too late. Eventually i had to find the answers to some questions myself. Play it loud so he can hear it! “