CELTIC HILLS • Regionales Historienbewusstsein


[ Logo: Wappenschmied ]

Am 16. April veröffentlichten Elevate Records das offizielle Music-Video zum Album-Song „The Tomorrow Of Our Sons“:


CELTIC HILLS sind ein Trio, bestehend aus Jonathan Vanderbilt an den Gitarren und dem Gesang, Jacopo Novello am Bass und Simone Cescutti am Schlagzeug.

Ins Leben gerufen wurde die stilistisch unbeirrbare Formation 2010 – es sollte aber noch einige Jahre dauern, bis die Welt von ihrem grundsoliden und eigenständigen POWER METAL breitere Kunde bekommen würde.

Zwischen 2010 und 2020 ließen sie ihr Demo „Horns Helmet Fighters“ im Untergruund zirkulieren.

[ Foto: Nicole Piccoli ]


LINE-UP:
Jonathan Vanderbilt • Vocals, Guitars
Jacopo Novello • Bass
Simone ‚Zigo‘ Cescutti • Drums


2020 unterschrieb die Band schließlich einen Plattenvertrag mit Elevate Records, welche im selben Jahr das Debütalbum „Blood Over Intents“ und die EP „Schräge Musik“ auf den Markt brachten.
Beide Veröffentlichungen erhielten hervorragende Kritiken aus der ganzen Welt, während die Musikvideos zu diesen zwei Werken die besten Erwartungen sogar übertroffen haben.

So entschieden sich CELTIC HILLS mit großem Enthusiasmus, zurück ins Studio zu gehen, um das neue Album „Mystai Keltoy“ aufzunehmen, welches von Michele Guaitoli, dem Sänger von Temperance, Vision Of Atlantis und Era, produziert und aufgenommen wurde.

[ Artwork: Sheila Franco ]


TRACKS:
01. The Light 03:16
02. Blood Is Not Water 04:06
03. The Tomorrow Of Our Sons 03:29
04. The 7-Headed Dragon Of Osoppo 04:02
05. The Landing Of The Gods 03:27
06. Already Lost 03:51
07. Falling Star 03:58
08. Battle Of Frigidium 04:59
09. Eden 03:54
10. Temple Of Love 03:10
11. Allitteratio 03:20

total: 41:32


Die Texte des zweiten Langspielers sind immer noch von der Geschichte der Völker inspiriert, die das Gebiet des heutigen Carnia und Friaul bewohnten, aber mit einer anderen Perspektive gesehen, indem sie den Legenden (oder der Realität?) eine Stimme geben, in denen von einer Kolonisierung durch alte außerirdische Völker die Rede ist.

Kraft, Geschwindigkeit und gute melodische Linien zeichnen CELTIC HILLS aus.
Der gespielte Stil der inbrünstigen Udiner ist schwer in eine einzige Metal-Ader einzuordnen, da es viele Einflüsse gibt, die von Death bis Power reichen, mit Soundelementen, die auch an eine gewisse Art von 90er-Jahre-Thrash erinnern können. Auch der Gesang ist für eine Metalband recht abwechslungsreich und mag für einige Hörer sogar ziemlich ungewöhnlich erscheinen.


DISCOGRAPHY:
2010 • Horns Helmet Fighters (Demo)
2020 • Blood Over Intents (Full-length)
2020 • Schräge Music (EP)
2021 • Mystai Keltoy (Full-length)


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Media:
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PRESSESPIEGEL:

86 / 100
„… kraftvoll … zwischen Power, Symphonic und klassischem Heavy Metal … wird keinen Hörer enttäuschen, der zu verschiedenen Zeiten jeweilig ein ‚Defender Of The Faith‘, ein Fan der Kürbisse, der deutschen Piraten oder Jünger der besten Primal Fear war.“
(Loud And Proud IT)

8,5 / 10
„… intensiv …“
(World Of Metal)

8,5 / 10
„… tolle Mischung aus 80er Power Metal, Symphonic Metal á la Blind Guardian und Thrash Metal der deutschen Variante … bemerkenswerter Hybrid … eine Reihe von Ohrwürmern … Jonathans Stimme, die sofort diesen Markenzeichen-Faktor erzeugt …“
(Stalker Magazine)

8 / 10
„Kraftvoll und wuchtig … kraftvolle Soli … dichter Rhythmus … interessantes Album … erzählt die Legenden der im Friaul ansässigen Kelten und zeigt eine Band, die sich leidenschaftlich mit bestimmten Themen auseinandersetzt und ihrer Heimat durch Musik huldigt.“
(Giornale Metal IT)

8 / 10
„… nur schlecht einem Genre zuzuordnen … sehr abwechslungsreich … einerseits finden sich Tracks zwischen Power- und Death Metal ebenso wie Nummern, die man eher dem Symphonic Metal oder gar dem Hardrock zuordnen könnte … technisch sehr gut eingespielt … Songwriting und Musikalität sind kreativ und vielfältig, der Sound eindrücklich knackig …“
(Rocknews CH)

8 / 10
„… gute Überraschung und großer Klang … Power-Thrash der sympathischsten Art … wird Soli-Liebhaber glücklich machen … empfehlenswert für alle Heavy-Fans, die sich gerne neue Bands anhören, um sich etwas Frische zu verschaffen.“
(Soil Chronicles)

75 / 100
„Was beim Hören am meisten beeindruckt, ist die Überzeugung, das Bekenntnis als auch der Glaube, den Vanderbilt und seine Band in jede einzelne Note legen … ein wertvolles Album …“
(TrueMetal IT)

75 / 100
„Für Fans von exzentrischem Folk/Power/Speed gibt es hier eine ganze Menge zu mögen … kraftvoll, praktisch und hat einen interessanten keltischen Touch … verblüffend, was diese Band macht.“
(Zware Metalen)

7,5 / 10
„… Jonathan Vanderbilts Stimme hat sich entwickelt. An einigen Stellen erinnert er an einen jungen Ralf Scheepers … dadurch klingen weite Teile des Albums auch wie alte Gamma Ray … ein starkes und recht eigenständiges Album … hart und mit Tiefgang …“
(Streetclip)

7,5 / 10
„… melodisch, kraftvoll und symphonisch, mit tollen Melodien, viel Double-bass, einem Sänger in hohen Tonlagen und mit pompösen Chören … Einflüsse von Judas Priest, Primal Fear oder Vicious Rumors … Freunde von italienischem Metal, aber auch von Power Metal generell, werden hier sicherlich einen kleinen Kracher für sich entdecken.“
(Crossfire Metal)

3,5 / 5
„… mitreißend … der richtige Weg …“
(All Around Metal)

„Die Songs von CELTIC HILLS bringen uns zurück in die Welt der Kelten, deren Kult und Rätsel ein wirklich schönes Album verschönern …“
(SOund36)

„… explosiv und feurig … außergewöhnliche Ausbrüche frenetischer Gitarrenarbeit … muskulöser Gesangsstil … solide Produktion …“
(The Razors Edge)

etc.

KING SATAN • Necessary liberation!

[ Logo: Ville Rissanen ]

At the dawn of a new decade, while the world faced the global pandemic rendering all previous plans obsolete, KING SATAN started working on new material more determined than ever.

The first result of this will be presented to the world with a brand new Single and Music Video titled „This Is Where The Magick Happens“ worldwide.
Premiere: May 27, 2021.



King Seth Aleister Satan, vocalist & director of the new music video, comments:
„The world peaked in the year 1999 and it has been downfall ever since, so I wanted to take this 90’s exploitation much further than before in order to relive those summer hits! And of course, all filtered through our own style and the message of anti-conformity, spiritual anarchy and hunger for enlightenment. There might be or might not be a story of symbolic allegory in the video, making references to various influential thinkers from Socrates to Aleister Crowley and everything between, adjusted into modern times. But most likely I want to say these things only for the keywords for search engines cos people don’t read these statements anyway to the end. PS.: Nietzsche.“


[ Artwork: King Satan ]

DISCOGRAPHY:
2017 • King Fucking Satan (Full-length)
2019 • I Want You To Worship Satan (Full-length)
2021 • This Is Where The Magick Happens (Single)

[ Behind the scenes photo with actors by Joonas Juntunen ]

Flashback:
KING SATAN is an INDUSTRIAL METAL band emerging from Tampere, Finland, founded in 2015.

The group’s non-conforming brand of extreme Metal is perhaps best defined by their tendency to combine the topics of Satanism and Occult philosophy together with carnivalesque exploitation and blasphemous dark humor.

Nonetheless, the group’s over-the-top musical style follows no genre-boundaries either, as it draws its major influences from electro-Industrial and Death Metal just as casually as from the areas of Dance Punk and various symphonic elements.

While the act started as a solo project of the vocalist and multi-instrumentalist King Seth Aleister Satan, it has then evolved into a live show-oriented group with a full line-up, and to this day has released two full-length albums „King Fucking Satan“ (2017) and „I Want You To Worship Satan“ (2019).

[ King Seth Aleister Satan • Pic: Cerulean Midnight ]

LINE-UP:
King Seth Aleister Satan • Vocals
EF-13 • Guitar
Hekate ‚Kate‘ Boss • Synths, Vocals
Jerry Rock’n’Roll • Bass
Pete Hellraiser • Drums
Suvi Lammi • Keyboards (Guest)


Although KING SATAN’s roots are originally in the aggrotech based Metal music, the group started incorporating more live band elements into their stage performances while the years went by. Eventually most of these elements became permanent parts on the studio recordings as well.

Together with several singles and distinctive music videos directed by the band’s frontman the project has stirred lots of fuzz and controversy since the day one, while facing the acclaim, criticism, confusion and devoted following all at the same time.

It all led into singles reaching viral charts and ever-growing demand for live performances from which the band has become known for while touring in clubs and festivals in Finland and around Europe.


Media:

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VENGEFUL GHOUL • Glorious mastery!

In the metallic triumphant and artistically timeless noble tradition of eternal cult greats like Helstar, Vicious Rumors, Jag Panzer, Agent Steel and Nevermore, these five Turkish thrashers cultivate their stirringly intense material.

And the seemingly programmatic band name is not deceptive in the slightest, because it simply covers what they offer perfectly! When VENGEFUL GHOUL first came into existence in 2005 in the metropolis of Istanbul, the first participants immediately realized that musically they are clearly called to higher things …

On April 17, 2021, VENGEFUL GHOUL revealed the cover art of their brand new single „Back To War“ from the upcoming 2nd album „Infestation“!

„Back To War“, recorded at Ruthless Crow Studios, Istanbul, will be available for all digital platforms on May 7, 2021.
This is how it should be:
the new track was mixed & mastered by renowned sound guru Jens Bogren at famous Fascination Street Studios, Örebro. Hugely appreciated Bogren also did the final mastering for „Timeless Warfare“ and the Swede delivered a really brilliant job for this.

[ Artwork: Senem Ündemir ]


Accordingly, the songs of the technically top trained commando remind much more of fervent incantations than of regular genre songs. And so the violently gripping POWER THRASH METAL of the massively talented overpressure band matured remarkably fast to a damn substantial recipe, as the band showed 2014 with the multiple excellent debut album „Timeless Warfare“.


Flashback:
After the 2006 demo „Premier Fury“ and the 2013 e-single „Ruthless Crow“, VENGEFUL GHOUL thus returned very strong. Vocalist Emre Kasapoğlu and rhythm guitarist Senem Ündemir together with their formation have been gripped by the desire for the heaviest Thrash rage as thoroughly as lastingly, as can be clearly heard on this killer disc!

[ Pic: Irene Bernad ]


The all-around demanding quintet leaves in the amazingly cleverly structured compositions neither original ideas, explosive riff outbreaks nor a far-reaching distinctive playing culture missing. Also sophisticated arrangements are a matter of honor for these high-level musicians.

Progressive passages are interwoven just as skillfully and with clearly audible success, so that the whole thing remains permanently exciting. Provided with traditional Heavy Metal elements, the numbers of the juicy record gain more memorable significance with every play.

Ultimately, the deeply determined Bosphorus troupe knows how to pile up their very own mix of glorious US Metal mastery and a very own, consistently authentic attitude symbolically miles high! (Markus Eck)


VENGEFUL GHOUL is available for interviews via phone, Skype & email !


LINE-UP:
Emre Kasapoğlu • Vocals
Senem Ündemir • Guitars
Emre Altinok • Bass
Volkan Beykoz • Drums

DISCOGRAPHY:
2014 • Timeless Warfare (Full-length)
2021 • Back To War (Single)



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https://www.facebook.com/vengefulghoul

PR:
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METALMESSAGE ᴳᴸᴼᴮᴬᴸ • „VIII • Immortal Euphoria!“

Artwork: Fastner & Larson

Quality instead of quantity, class instead of mass!

„VIII • Immortal Euphoria!“, the successor to the 2019 released compilation „VII • Respect The Steel“, proudly presents 15 Rock & Metal hopefuls, once again far off the undignified constructed mainstream.

The classic designed cover artwork comes from the capable hands of Minnesota based illustrators Steve Fastner & Rich Larson.
The duo with the original style already provided album covers for bands like Overkill, Intruder and Powermad.

As always compiled with immense love, dedication and effort, the exquisite qualitative style variation of „VIII • Immortal Euphoria!“ ranges from diverse, crisp Rock styles to epically uplifting Heavy Metal, deeply touching Doom Metal, whipping Thrash Metal and catchy Melodic Death Metal to gripping atmospheric Black Metal:

https://metalmessage.bandcamp.com/album/viii-immortal-euphoria

METAL is the MESSAGE … and the MESSAGE is LOUD !

Tracklist:
01. ROCKIN‘ ENGINE (Canada) „Let It Burn“
02. ANTRISCH (Germany) „Gipfelfieber“
03. UNDER SIEGE (Italy) „Sotto Assedio“
04. CULT OF SALEM (Germany) „Anthem To An Outer God“
05. COLDUN (Germany) „Grand Sun Ritual“
06. VARUS (Germany) „Tränk dein Herz“
07. HARDLAND (Netherlands) „Rise And Shine“
08. LORDS OF SALEM (Germany) „Hell Over Salem“
09. THE FIFTH HORSEMAN (Germany) „The Void“
10. TASKFORCE TOXICATOR (Germany) „Reborn In Thrash“
11. NEMESIS SOPOR (Germany) „Eis zu Stein I – Wind“
12. SNAKEWINE (Germany) „Black Hood“
13. ON ATLAS‘ SHOULDERS (Germany) „The Executioner“
14. RAVENFIELD (Germany) „Self Destruction“
15. HAND OF KALLIACH (Scotland) „White Horizon“ 

released April 18, 2021

Cover art: Fastner & Larson
www.fastnerandlarson.com


Compilation Overview:
www.metalmessage.de/releases.php

HEATHEN FORAY • Jetzt wird’s zünftig!

HEATHEN FORAY melden sich zurück!
Am 07. Mai 2021 veröffentlichen die Grazer eine spezielle Coverversion des österreichischen Multi-Platin-Hits „Steirermen San Very Good“ des weit über die dortigen Landesgrenzen hinaus berühmt gewordenen, volkstümlichen Trios Die Stoakogler:


[ Artwork: Heathen Foray ]

2018 feierten die drei Stoakogler ihr 50-jähriges (!) Jubiläum als Musikgruppe, was sogar in der volkstümlichen Musikwelt eine eher seltene Feierlichkeit darstellt.

Axeman Jürgen Brüder kommentiert das aktuelle Artwork von „Steirermen San Very Good“:
„Darauf sieht man den Schädel eines Hirsches. Der hängt bei den Wildingers (Max, Bass & Alex, Gitarre) beim Opa am Haus. Da haben wir die neuesten Bandfotos aufgenommen und der fiel mir sofort ins Auge. Der Hirschschädel schaut zum einen echt super nach Metal aus, andererseits hat er etwas Heidnisches an sich und steht drittens wohl auch für etwas. Wofür genau? Für alte, verwesende Traditionen, die niemand mehr braucht? Für den Tod, der uns alle dereinst einmal ereilen wird? Für all die Virus-Schrecken des letzten Jahres 2020? Der weiß/grüne Anstrich repräsentiert die Flagge unserer Heimat, der Steiermark. Durch das Ganze scheint der ‚Dachstein‘, der höchste Gipfel in der Steiermark, aus dem Hintergrund durch. Die Triskele rechts unten ist seit dem ‚Weltenwandel‘-Album bei uns im Einsatz als alternatives Band-Logo. Und weil der neue Single-Song ohnehin nur auf Spotify etc. kommt, haben wir auf jeglichen additionalen Text verzichtet.“


[ Robert Schroll • Vocals • Foto: Heathen Foray ]


Hier kann man den Song „Steirermen San Very Good“ für Spotify vorbestellen:
https://distrokid.com/hyperfollow/heathenforay/steirermen-san-very-good


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ANTRISCH • Triumph on the stormy peak

[ Logo: Dantas Inferno ]



ANTRISCH cultivates in a highly original and independent way an exquisite mixture of different styles of Black Metal, skillfully mixed with parts of Doom, Djent and Dark Ambient.

The group name ANTRISCH is inspired by the world-famous South Tyrolean mountaineering legend Reinhold Messner, who published the dialectical term ‚antric light‘ – which stands for ’strange, secretly, uncanny‘ and simply fits perfectly to the atmospheric music of the Würzburg hopefuls.


[ Pic: Antrisch • Retouching & editing by Christian Wolf ]


Founded in 2020, ANTRISCH with their highly charismatic ATMOSPHERIC BLACK METAL explore the inner world, which allows for the wide range of expressions that the human spirit is capable of bringing forth from the inner life.

In addition, the outer world is also thematized in an equally sophisticated and no less gripping way, whereby the profound formation essentially deals with the vast landscapes and the captivating forces of nature, which have been experienced in the most extreme way by some daredevils through past, historical expeditions to the most extreme landscapes of the world.

45° 49′ 57″ N, 6° 51′ 52″ O
On April 8, the intrepid visionaries around guitarist and main composer Robert Falcon Scott rope all inclined listeners along to experience a musical and lyrical expedition to the heights of the world and the depths of man with the sensational debut EP „EXPEDITION I : Dissonanzgrat“:


[ Artwork: Antrisch • Photo still is taken from the motion picture „Nanga Pargat“ by Hans Ertl (1953) ]


MEDIA FEEDBACK:

5 / 5
„The extreme and unforgiving landscape is captured perfectly, whilst capturing a wide range of complex, adrenaline fueled and fear driven emotions … you are left with a constant chill down your spine, as it feels like the band gave carved out the grim, isolated and chilling atmosphere out of a glacier … distinctly unique … carefully calculated and executed perfectly … stunning debut …“
(Fjordhammer)

etc.

[ Emblem: Dantas Inferno ]



Band:
https://www.facebook.com/Antrisch/


PR:
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ON ATLAS‘ SHOULDERS • Sublime forged stainless steel

You love it completely individual, contagiously fervent, thoroughly inspired as well as with the greatest possible devotion?
Then get prepared for 100 % genuine and overwhelming listenable EPIC HEAVY METAL of the highest order!

ON ATLAS‘ SHOULDERS stands for uplifting, memorable melodies, an impressive vocal range and moving backing vocals combined with harmonized guitar riffs!


[ Artwork: On Atlas‘ Shoulders ]

TRACKS:
01. The Executioner 03:21
02. 5 Billion Years 03:39
03. Ruins 03:59
04. When Heavens Collide 05:55
05. Age of Fire 02:59
06. To the Wolves 04:00
07. Flight of the Falcon 04:10
08. Interceptor, Truth Protector 03:55
09. Biohazard 03:03
10. Brothers in Arms 04:53

total: 39:54


Powerful solos and thundering double bass characterize the enormously beefy sound of these quickly convincing German hopefuls.

The outstanding gifted formation was founded in late 2018 in Frankfurt, Germany, by highly soulful vocalist Marius Bönisch and guitarist Ben Chadwick – completed by axeman Björn Anders and drummer Leo Pick.


[ Pic: On Atlas‘ Shoulders ]

LINE-UP:
Marius Bönisch • Vocals
Ben Chadwick • Guitar & Backing Vocals
Björn Anders • Guitar & Backing Vocals
Ben Chadwick • Bass
Leo Pick • Drums


ON ATLAS‘ SHOULDERS released their elevating debut album „Invictus“ in June 2020, laying a strong foundation in the global Heavy Metal scene.

Their second full-length assault „Hyperion“ delivers anthemic, combative and gripping material from start to finish – an exquisite album for connoisseurs and appreciators that is as very deeply thought-out as it is captivating. „Hyperion“ will hail the world in summer 2021!

DISCOGRAPHY:
2020 • Invictus (Full-length)
2021 • Hyperion (Full-length)

ON ATLAS‘ SHOULDERS is available for interviews via phone, Skype & email !

PR:
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HAND OF KALLIACH • Music as a third spouse

HAND OF KALLIACH is available for interviews via phone, Skype & email
[ handofkalliach @ gmail.com ]

Similar: Primordial, Oceans Of Slumber, Ihsahn

Official PR: https://www.metalmessage.de/Promotion_HAND_OF_KALLIACH_en.php


Hailing from Edinburgh, Scotland, Husband-and-wife two piece HAND OF KALLIACH arose in December 2020 with the launch of their fascinating debut EP, „Shade Beyond“.

As their touching eclectic ATMOSPHERIC CELTIC METAL sound is defined by distilled Scottish, Gaelic and Celtic overtones, blended with a poisonous Melodeath Metal foundation, it was picked up very quickly by stations and playlists as ‚January’s Band Of The Month‘ on the Midnight Hour show on Metal Meyhem Radio.

[ Artwork: Hand Of Kalliach ]

TRACKS:
01. Fàilte 04:56
02. Fathoms 02:59
03. Overwhelm 03:27
04. White Horizon 05:19
05. In Tempest Wrought 07:08

total: 23:49

Whilst influenced by Folk music, HAND OF KALLIACH creates minimal use of traditional instruments, instead lifting rhythms, time signatures and patterns from Folk music and adapts them for distorted guitars

The tracks of „Shade Beyond“ range in atmosphere from the charged energy of „In Tempest Wrought“ and „White Horizon“, to the raw aggression of „Fathoms“ and the darker intonations of „Fàilte“, and to the more classic Metal punch of „Overwhelm“:

[ Pic: Hand Of Kalliach ]

LINE-UP:
Sophie Fraser • Vocals, Bass
John Fraser • Vocals, Guitars, Drums

The overwhelming mixture of the multi-talented pair is truly as unique as it is hypnotic – just dare to imagine a deeply lovely voice like Sarah Brightman’s, as in „White Horizon,“ where the vocals then soar into gripping epic visions of world escape!

DISCOGRAPHY:
2020 • Shade Beyond (EP)

HAND OF KALLIACH • Online:
https://www.facebook.com/HandOfKalliach/
https://www.instagram.com/handofkalliach/
https://twitter.com/HKalliach
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLA5Ts8SYWUuKEk5Lbma8bA
https://handofkalliach.bandcamp.com/
https://open.spotify.com/album/0hqvZXvEdXXLRiBs1xImi9

MEDIA FEEDBACK:
„… HAND OF KALLIACH does a tremendous job at keeping that energy, power, and all the sensations that a rock-solid work of Folk Metal needs in order to succeed where many others might slack to help make ‚Shade Beyond‘ not only an interesting debut but an immensely promising one at that.“
(Head-banger Reviews)

„… Gaelic and Celtic overtones that can be normally heard in traditional Scottish Folk Music and blend it with Epic Metal sounds … incredible range of Folk and epic Metal production … distorted guitars and incredible growls performed by the husband, balanced with the orchestral softness in the background and the wife’s almost faerie-like vocals is an enchanting listening experience.“
(Miss Mephistopheles)

SINIRA • Frenzied grandeur

The timeless style of great Swedish pioneers like Dissection, Vinterland, Unanimated, Dawn and Sacramentum, multi-instrumentalist and singer Knell feels obliged not only musically-ideally and tastefully.

Even more, the enthusiast has become so addicted to the legendary legacy of these titans that his excellent debut album „The Everlorn“ goes far beyond the status of mere homage.

[ Pic: JAR ]

LINE-UP:
Knell • All instruments, Vocals

In 2016, he founded SINIRA – for Knell, this was the beginning of the very personal fulfillment of his MELODIC BLACK METAL longings, so to speak.

Two years later, the first demo „Dawnless Twilight“ followed, which the versatile maestro now follows up with a truly powerful long-playing strike:

[ Artwork: KN ]

TRACKS:
01. Where Starlight Does Not Shine 07:47
02. Gardens Of Pestilence 08:21
03. The Everlorn 09:26
04. Souls Of The Flame 01:48
05. Tear Ladened Skies 06:48
06. Our Final Nightfall 07:45
07. Dawnless Twilight 11:27
08. Omega XI 02:44

total: 56:06 min.

Eight wonderfully catchy and rousingly triumphant tracks that hold everything that once so magnificently began the great whole of this unique métier!

With „The Everlorn“ the gifted exceptional artist succeeded in a flawless bull’s eye.
SINIRA quickly inspires with uplifting melodies, intoxicatingly desperate vocals and heaps of thundering pattering playing tempos.

>>> Knell of SINIRA ist available for interviews via email !

Label:
Northern Silence Productions

PR:
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DISCOGRAPHY:
2018 • Dawnless Twilight (EP)
2019 • Soulreaper (Single)
2019 • Where Starlight Does Not Shine (Single)
2021 • The Everlorn (Full-length)

MEDIA FEEDBACK:

10 / 10
„… without a doubt one of the best ( if not the best) albums released in 2020/21 … master of furious melody … pure devotion to chaos, which conquers without a doubt all the darkest nostalgic waters …“
(Science Of Noise)

4 / 5
„… a working, dynamic, determined disc with an obvious quality in all its forms.“
(El Portal Del Metal)

8 / 10
„… the result of a unique artistic vision … guitar playing is effective … extremely atmospheric … drumming goes in the faster direction, which I appreciate … production is very good.“
(WeRock NU)

7 / 10
„… guitars with a clear Scandinavian Melodic Black Metal influence … epic and dramatic … everything revolves around rhythmic exchanges, rolls leading to the classic outburst, but there are also fast and direct dynamic parts … the vicious, corrupt and unhealthy aura of the genre is clearly heard … good example of a reference to a bygone era with an heartfelt debut and an fair homage.“
(Metal IT)

3 / 5
„… sounding huge … the drums thunder across the sonic field like a a rumbling tank whilst the snare shoots through your ears like a machine gun … really love the sharpness and clarity of the guitar tones … icy riffs … very well mixed album … adds that bit extra as well as maintaining the aggression and rawness of the songs.“
(Fjordhammer)

„… will not fail to make people talk about it and make the artist rising into another dimension … in any case a first album of great quality released by the Texan project, which leaves with a head start to win the honorary title of the discovery of the year.““
(Heidnir)

„… a gem that does not stop to scream out of the chest … the reproducibility is quite high with the musicality that everyone remembers … especially the first half of songs is convincing … a masterpiece … recommended for all Black Metal fans …“
(Noisy Minority Work)

„… full of melody, amazing riffs and all together do very good songs, and the very good songs do an amazing album.“
(Blessed Altar)

„… was recommended to me by a member of The Metal Gamer community and I can’t thank her enough for it! This debut screams Dissection, hell I even had to check at times if it wasn’t them playing some unreleased tracks or something … if you love melodic Death/Black Metal then you will love this, simple as that.“
(The Metal Gamer)

„… a highly-melodic work, full of the sort of genuine lead guitar work often missing from extreme Metal.“
(No Clean Singing)

„Pure and hard brutality with an undeniable classic evocation … sounds very good … a lot of power.“
(Abismo)

DESPERATION BLVD • On the road of broken hearts


Since September 17, the Italian hard rockers have been presenting the music video for the track „November Pain“ from their self-titled debut EP – and if you think of Guns N‘ Roses right away when you hear such a song title, you can feel exactly on the right 80’s track:
https://www.youtube.com/embed/cVGgMPeh8yc

Clear echoes of other well-known cult bands such as Faster Pussycat, Bulletboys, L.A. Guns, Pretty Boy Floyd, Bang Tango, Vain, Babylon A.D., Tuff and Dangerous Toys round off the lively, uplifting sound.

DESPERATION BLVD is a brand new project from Italy, born from an idea of two experienced musicians, guitarist Alex ‚Crown‘ Corona and drummer Elvis ‚Hell‘ Ortolan. The trio is completed by bassist Matteo ‚Matt‘ Martinelli.

[ Pic: Gabriele Boz ]

LINE-UP:
Crown • Guitars
Matt • Bass
Hell • Drums

Guest musicians:
David Reece (Accept, Bangalore Choir) • Vocals in ‚North-East Boulevard‘
Thomas Silver (Hardcore Superstar) • Guitar solo in ‚North-East Boulevard‘
Fabio D’Amore (Serenity) • Vocals in ‚Hold Back The Rain‘
Herma (Sick ’n‘ Beautiful) • Vocals in ‚Queen Of Heartache‘
Alessia Scolletti (Temperance) • Vocals in ‚Sorry (I Don’t Want You)‘
Claudio Coassin (Raintime/Fake Idols) • Vocals in ‚Henhouse Tales‘
Mattia Martin (Bad As) • Vocals in ‚November Pain‘


The band’s current debut is a self-titled six-song EP consisting of five enormously crisply orchestrated and cool vocalized original songs as well as the Duran Duran classic „Hold Back The Rain“ – a vibrant and enormously casual cover version that immediately defines the strong personality and unique SLEAZE’N’ROLL style of DESPERATION BLVD.

[ Artwork: Simone ‚Zimon‘ Sut for N.B.S. • Imagination & Design ]

TRACKS:
01 November Pain 03.04
02 Queen Of Heartache 03.11
03 Henhouse Tales 03.04
04 North-East Boulevard 03.09
05 Hold Back The Rain 04.13
06 Sorry (I Don’t Want You) 03.53


This deliciously snappy release is enriched by various guest musicians. Among others, former Accept singer David Reece is featured in „North-East Boulevard“, and Thomas Silver from Hardcore Superstar contributed a wonderfully fluid guitar solo for the number. Serenity vocalist Fabio D’Amore, on the other hand, shows in „Hold Back The Rain“ that he has a remarkably wide range of skills, while the no less vocally strong, changeable Alessia Scolletti from Temperance in „Sorry (I Don’t Want You)“ partly goes completely out of herself.

Recorded and co-produced by Michele Guaitoli, known from the bands Visions Of Atlantis, Overtures and Temperance at The Groove Factory Studio, „Desperation BLVD“ will be released in December 2020.


EMAIL:
infodesperationblvd@gmail.com

DESPERATION BLVD are available for interviews via phone, Skype & email

PR:
https://www.metalmessage.de/Promotion_DESPERATION_BLVD_en.php