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Ravenscry - Unveil New Video

"Noir Desire," the second video from the Italian alternative metal group Ravenscry's latest album has finally been revealed after a successful crowdfunding campaign. Watch it exclusively at this location or below. The video features an appropriately dark "Film Noir" motif, and was directed by Matteo Terzoli. The song is featured on the band's album The Attraction Of Opposites, self-released this past May. Was it worth the wait?


Band profile: Ravenscry
Posted: 13.01.2015 by Jason W. | Comments (4)

Whyzdom - Vocalist Leaves, Band Seeking Replacement

The French symphonic metal band, Whyzdom, has announced that vocalist Clémentine has departed prior to recording vocals for the band's latest album. The band now seeks her immediate replacement.


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Posted: 20.01.2012 by dismaleuphony | Comments (6)

The Murder Of My Sweet - Sign With AFM Records

Yey!!! Finally it's official...

We are glad to announce that The Murder Of My Sweet is starting a new collaboration for the upcoming album with the German label AFM Records. The members of the band and the representatives from AFM joined up at the Wacken Open Air festival where TMOMS played to sign the contract.


Band profile: The Murder Of My Sweet
Posted: 17.08.2011 by dismaleuphony | Comments (2)

Winter In Eden - Sign Deal With Lycan Records

8th August 2011 - Winter In Eden agree to deal with Lycan Records

It is with great pleasure that Winter In Eden can announce they have agreed a record deal with Independent UK-based label, Lycan Records.


Posted: 14.08.2011 by dismaleuphony | Comments (4)

To Cast A Shadow - Part Ways With Vocalist

Posted June.23.2011 on the band's official MySpace and Facebook sites:

We are sorry to inform you all that Gunnhild is leaving To Cast A Shadow after our concert in Gjerdrum, Norway on the 24th of September. It is, however, very important for us to stress the fact that To Cast A Shadow will continue, and future shows have already been booked.


Posted: 03.08.2011 by dismaleuphony | Comments (6)

NeraNature - Solo Project Of Darzamat Vocalist, Samples Available

NeraNature: Audio Samples of Four Tracks Posted Online

The singer of the Polish metal band Darzamat - Nera - is working on her debut album, which will be released under the name NeraNature. Audio samples of four tracks ("Shattered", "Precious Now", "Oblivion" and "Disappointed") from the album "Foresting Wounds" can be streamed on her myspace.

NeraNature was founded in 2009 by Nera, a singer so far associated with the Polish metal band Darzamat. The project appeared as a space where the air is filled with matters lingering in her head, a bit more intimate, private and sometimes bizarre and freakish. - I've been waiting for a long time for the right place and time to find an outlet for my personal thoughts and beliefs. This is the time and place - explains Nera. The idea appealed to Chris, the guitarist of Darzamat, who created the base for the melodies and completed the project with his music.

The name of the band is a combination of two words: Nera, as the nickname of the vocalist, and Nature, as a reflection of a deep connection with the environment. It can also be interpreted as the nature of Nera - a diversity of views reflected in the songs. The feminine character of lyrics imbued with the feminist outlook on life constitutes one the most significant elements of the projects, touching upon such issues as man's detachment from nature and running away from himself/herself. The approach presented in the album is not only the singer's artistic pose, as Nera has been an engaged animal rights activist and a vegetarian for the last 15 years.

The music of NeraNature can be categorized among such music styles as atmospheric rock/metal, ambient and trip rock. So is the band's debut album "Foresting Wounds", which contains ten compositions balancing between sensuous ballads and more energetic songs.

A person who turned out very important for the album was also the producer Jaroslaw Toifl, who, together with the musicians, worked on the sound and the final versions of the songs.

Nera - vocals
Chris - guitars
Markus - bass
Darkside - drums

Track list:
1. Disappointed
2. The Precious Now
3. Shattered
4. Oblivion
6. Dormant
6. Defective
7. Before
8. Some Air
9. Woman's Soul
10. Scar


Band profile: Darzamat
Posted: 13.09.2010 by dismaleuphony | Comments (4)

Madder Mortem - New Studio Album And Samples

Original news, posted on 24.02.2009

Madder Mortem guitarist Odd Eivind Ebbesen writes: "We've now gotten an update from Peaceville on the planned release dates for our new album, "Eight Ways":

Europe: the 18th of May 2009
USA: the 16th of June 2009

We're also working on two music videos for the new album. The release dates and details for these will be published later. Hold on, stay strong, and the waves will break for you!"


01: Formaldehyde
02: The Little Things
03: Armour
04: Resolution
05: A Different Kind Of Hell
06: Riddle Wants To Be
07: Where Dream And Day Collide
08: The Flesh, The Blood And The Man
09: Get That Monster Out Of Here
10: Life, Lust & Liberty
11: All I Know
12: The Eighth Wave

UPDATE (thanks to 37592)

It has been a long time coming, but "Eight Ways", the highly-anticipated new opus of Madder Mortem is almost upon us (released May 18th). Be sure to visit the new album mini-site here for release info, audio, downloads & a whole lot more.


Band profile: Madder Mortem
Posted: 15.04.2009 by dismaleuphony | Comments (7)

Ashes You Leave - Reveal New Album Details And Artwork

Dear fans,

The long waiting is finally coming to an end! Our first studio album in seven years - "Songs Of The Lost" will be released on Monday, 23.03.2009. through Sleaszy Rider records. You can check the artwork (done by Andreas Soderlund here.

The complete set list is: Apathy Overdose, The Feast, Stranded, The Song Of The Lost, Every You Every Me, Taints, Losing Fate, Where The Pain Is and Soul Of Ice. We truly believe this is the album worth waiting for and can't wait to hear your reactions and thoughts. We also plan to play live as much as possible in support of this album so you can expect us (hopefully) in your city in the near future. More promotional activities are currently being planned so keep checking out this site for the latest news.

Thank you for your support and patience over the years!

AYL Crew


Band profile: Ashes You Leave
Posted: 30.01.2009 by dismaleuphony | Comments (7)

Helstar - First Ever Video Now Available

Today (Tuesday, January 06, 2009) Helstar presents the first ever Helstar music video: "Pain Will Be Thy Name"!!!

The band recorded the live video footage on December 6, 2008, in Baytown, TX. The official video release date for "Pain Will Be Thy Name" is January 6, 2009.

The full music video will debut on Robb's Metal Works January 2009 episode, which also features an interview with Helstar guitarists Larry Barragan and Rob Trevino. The program airs on Sunday, January 18th at 10:00 PM on San Antonio, TX, Time Warner Cable channel 50.

A link to the video is here!


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Posted: 07.01.2009 by dismaleuphony | Comments (7)

Leaves' Eyes - Updates From The Band

Dear Friends and Fans,

We just finished our European tour with Arch Enemy, Mercenary and Sister Sin, which we played with our new line-up for the first time. We're really feeling like a unity, having a great time on the road although we had to go through some technical problems here and there. It was very nice to meet our fans and friends again!

One of the finest moments on this tour was playing with Doro, celebrating her 25th anniversary together with 8.000 fans and other bands and musicians (see picture with Liv, Tarja, Floor, Sabina, Ji-In and Girlschool). We also played at the 25th anniversary of Germany's first Metal temple, the Rockfabrik Ludwigsburg, situated in our hometown. This was a very special night for everybody.

2008 has been a quite turbulent year for us, finding two new members, producing our first DVD "We Came With The Northern Winds / En Saga I Belgia" and our third full-length album. As the recordings progressed, we decided to name the album "Njord". It has a strong connection to Nordic Mythology and history. The sound is truly massive, moreover, we have raised our own musical style to a new level. We are looking forward to both releases in the up-coming year: 27.2. the Double DVD and including Double Live CD "We Came With The Northern Winds / En Saga I Belgia" will be released, and soon after around spring-time the album "Njord" will be out. 2009 will be a year of many exciting, important and positive happenings for both Leaves' Eyes and our wonderful fans. We will see you on tour!

Yours truly,

Leaves Eyes


Band profile: Leaves' Eyes
Posted: 02.01.2009 by dismaleuphony | Comments (10)

Autumn - New Album Details, Preview Available

December 5, 2008:

We have finished the recordings for our new album 'Altitude'! The album was recorded at Arno Krabman's Graveland Studio and mixing & mastering was done by Jochem Jacobs (Textures) at SplitSecondSound.

An album preview is available in our myspace player.

This was the first time we did a lot of the recording (most of the vocals and the DI-tracks for guitars and bass) at home so the precious studio time could be spent to lift everything to an even higher level in terms of sound and production. It was hard work, but definitely worth it! Needless to say, we are very proud of the end result!

'Altitude' will be released on February 27th (D/A/CH/I) and March 2nd (rest of Europe). The limited first edition will be released as a Digipak including an exclusive bonustrack!


01 Paradise Nox
02 Liquid Under Film Noir
03 Skydancer
04 Synchro-Minds
05 The Heart Demands
06 A Minor Dance
07 Cascade (For A Day)
08 Horizon Line
09 Sulphur Rodents
10 Answers Never Questioned
11 Altitude

12 Closure (Bonus track)


Band profile: Autumn
Posted: 08.12.2008 by dismaleuphony | Comments (1)

Sirenia - New Album Details Revealed

Original news, posted on 04.10.2008

"The 13th Floor" is the title of the new album.

The release date is set to the 23rd of January 2009. Expect a melodic and powerful album in the typical Sirenia vein. The album features guest appearances by Jan Kenneth Barkved (who also did some guest appearances on our debut "At Sixes and Sevens"), French violin player Stephanie Valentin adds to the sound, along with the Sirenian choir that has been an important part of our sound since the very beginning.

We will keep you updated all the way up to the release date.


"The 13th Floor" tracklisting:

01. The Path To Decay
02. Lost In Life
03. The Mind Maelstrom
04. The Seventh Summer
05. Beyond Life's Scenery
06. The Lucid Door
07. Led Astray
08. Winterborn 77
09. Sirens Of The Seven Seas

"The 13th Floor" was tracked at Sound Suite Studios in France and Stargoth Studios in Norway while the mixing and mastering sessions took place at the Antfarm Studios in Denmark with Tue Madsen. The artwork is being created by Jan Yrlund.


Band profile: Sirenia
Posted: 18.10.2008 by dismaleuphony | Comments (19)

Darkseed - Reforms With Different Vocalist

September 2, 2008

The news came straight from Tommy that Darkseed have decided to officially reform.

Harald Winkler (formerly on drums) has returned to Darkseed to handle vocals for the upcoming reunion show! [note: The Helion Festival which occured October 4th).

And on top of that, Darkseed will be entering the studio soon to work on a new album. More details will be posted as they become available!

Stay tuned for more news on Darkseed's future and upcoming work!

- Don

Band profile: Darkseed
Posted: 06.10.2008 by dismaleuphony | Comments (7)

Autumn - Begin Recording Upcoming Album


Last weekend we recorded the drums for our upcomming fourth studio album.

Production of the new album will be, like with the My new time album, supervised by Arno Krabman, Jochem Jacobs and Bouke Visser of the Graveland Studio and the SplitSecondSound studio, respectively.

We are already very excited about the drum recordings and can't wait to record the bass, guitars, synths and vocals.

More news about the recordings, the contents of the new album and the release of the album will follow soon!

Band profile: Autumn
Posted: 02.10.2008 by dismaleuphony | Comments (0)

Leaves' Eyes - North American Tour Cancelled

Dear Fans & Friends,

we are terribly sorry to tell you that our record label has decided to cancel our upcoming North-American tour. This is due to the fact that the release of our first DVD has been postponed. We really regret this. Moreover, we've tried everything possible to save the tour, however, we now have to face the fact that we cannot change the situation. We wish Amorphis, Samael and Virgin Black all the best for the tour, and we hope to be back in the States and Canada in 2009.

Leaves' Eyes


Band profile: Leaves' Eyes
Event: Amorphis: N. American Tour
Posted: 17.09.2008 by dismaleuphony | Comments (10)