News from artists Soulfly, Avatarium, Jinjer, Einherjer

Soulfly Release New Single „Scouring The Vile“ Feat. John Tardy

9. July 2022

soulfly kapela 2022Underground icon, extreme metal trailblazer, third world warrior, and leader of a diverse and dedicated tribe, Max Cavalera not only survives but thrives, blasting out riff after killer riff. The same voice, body, and spirit which launched SOULFLY in 1997 summons impossibly heavy noise to this day, throwing down ten slabs of monstrous music on the band’s twelfth album, Totem which will be released via Nuclear Blast on August 5th.

soulfly totem cover 2022

Tracklist:

  1. Superstition
  2. Scouring the Vile
  3. Filth upon Filth
  4. Rot in Pain
  5. The Damage Done
  6. Totem
  7. Ancestors
  8. Ecstasy of Gold
  9. Soulfly XII
  10. Spirit Animal

The band releases their second single entitled, „Scouring The Vile“ which features John Tardy of OBITUARY.

Max Cavalera comments, ‚“’Scouring the Vile‘ is SOULFLY’s personal fuck you letter to cancer! The lyrics are angered by the loss of loved ones. It was amazing to share the vocals with an old veteran, John Tardy of OBITUARY.

The first single:
Superstition: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ISs5y645cpA

Links:
http://www.soulfly.com/
https://www.facebook.com/SoulflyOfficial/
https://www.instagram.com/thesoulflytribe/

Source of Information: NUCLEAR BLAST – Arne Jamelle

Swedish Doom Rock Masters AVATARIUM Announce New Album & Share Epic, First Single „God Is Silent“!

9. July 2022

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Following their recent signing with AFM Records, Swedish doom rock heavyweights AVATARIUM have announced the release of their upcoming, fifth studio album. Death, Where Is Your Sting, will be out on October 21, 2022.

The chart-breaking band was formed in 2012 by Candlemass mastermind Leif Edling, and released 2 EPs, four critically acclaimed full-length records and their epic live DVD, An Evening With Avatarium – Live in Stockholm January 2020, to date. The current line-up is featuring vocalist Jennie-Ann Smith, Marcus Jidell (EvergreySoen), Mats Rydström, Andreas Habo Johansson and Daniel Karlsson.

Death, Where Is Your Sting was produced by Marcus Jidell, mixed by Mats Valentin and Jidell, and was mastered by Svante Forsbäck.

avatarium death cover

Tracklist:

  1. A Love Like Ours
  2. Stockholm
  3. Death, Where Is Your Sting
  4. Psalm For The Living
  5. God Is Silent
  6. Mother Can You Hear Me Now
  7. Nocturne
  8. Transcendent

Bonus CD (ltd. Earbook)

  • Boneflower (alternative version, live in the studio)
  • Great Beyond (alternative version, live in the studio)
  • Rubicon (alternative version, live in the studio)
  • Lay Me Down (alternative version, live in the studio)
  • The Fire I long For (alternative version, live in the studio)

Today, AVATARIUM have premiered a first track taken of Death, Where Is Your Sting. Listen to the epic new single, „God Is Silent

Says guitarist Marcus Jidell about the band’s first single: 

”A classic Avatarium doomster with a different twist. Even though it wasn’t intentional I now hear how we got influenced by bands like Trouble, Deep Purple and Candlemass. But then again if you are looking for inspiration why not listen to the masters. 

We also want to take the opportunity to thank our followers for all the encouragement and love during the pandemic. We love you back and can’t wait to see you soon on one of our live shows”, next up is Summerbreeze Open Air”. 

Death, Where Is Your Sting will be available on October 21, 2022 as Digipak, Vinyl and ltd. 2-CD Earbook (incl. 5-track bonus CD). The album pre-sale has just started via AFM Records

Links:
https://www.avatariumofficial.com/
https://www.facebook.com/avatariumofficial/
https://www.instagram.com/avatariumofficial/

Source of Information: Mona Miluski – ALL NOIR, Foto: Niklas Palmklint, Artwork: Erik Rovanpera

JINJER Granted Permission to Exit Ukraine + Release Surprise “Call Me A Symbol” Music Video

8. July 2022

Progressive groove metal juggernauts JINJER have once again beat the odds: the band announces today that with the support of the Ukrainian Ministry Of Culture, they have been granted a special exemption to exit Ukraine in order to help their countrymen the best way they can – through music.

This also means that JINJER’s upcoming EU festival appearances this summer are confirmed! The band will perform across Europe starting June 10 at Greenfiel Festival in Interlaken (CH).

JINJER bassist Eugene states:

We are very honored to announce that together with the help of the Ukrainian Ministry Of Culture, we have successfully been granted permission to travel abroad as ambassadors of our country to raise funds and awareness about the war raging back home.

This is a huge honor for us as a band and as citizens. We will do our part to make sure that this war stops as soon as possible! Come support, dance and scream your hearts out for Ukraine!”

In addition to this exciting news, JINJER released a surprise music video for “Call Me A Symbol”, taken off their latest critically acclaimed album, Wallflower

Eugene adds:

I think this video for ‘Call Me A Symbol’ will forever hold a special and unique place in our hearts as a band. Filmed on our short but awesome European Tour in 2021 tour that almost did not happen because of the pandemic, and now released at such a dark time in which our country has been invaded and there is war on the streets of our home.

I really hope this video and this important time in history gives people a new perspective that there are always two sides to everything. Good and Evil, Just and unjust – cherish the good times and face the bad head on… but never ever give up.

Watch/listen to “Call Me A Symbol”

Links:
http://www.facebook.com/JinjerOfficial
http://jinjer-metalband.com/
https://www.instagram.com/jinjer_official/

Source of Information: Napalm Records

Viking Metal Pioneers EINHERJER Announce First Live Album + Reveal Official Video for Live Version of “West Coast Groove”

7. July 2022

avatarium einherjer kapela 2022

Viking Metal pioneers EINHERJER unleash incredible live power!

Norse metal legends EINHERJER proudly announce the upcoming release of their first live album, Norse And Dangerous (Live… From The Land Of Legends), out August 5, 2022 via Napalm Records in vinyl (strictly limited to 300 copies) and digital formats!

Norse And Dangerous (Live… From The Land Of Legends) was recorded in the band’s hometown of Haugesund in February of last year at their North Star (2021) album release shows, and follows the release of said full length, which was acclaimed both by fans and media alike (Spark 5/5 [CZ], Deaf Forever 8/10 [DE], Hardline 8.5/10 [DE], Metal Hammer 8/10 [UK]).

Norse And Dangerous (Live… From The Land Of Legends) not only includes songs from North Star, but beautifully sums up EINHERJER’s discography, offering a live gem satisfying both new and current fans and Viking metal legions beyond!

To give a first glimpse of what can be expected of the live album, EINHERJER have released the new live version of their single “West Coast Groove”, originally on North Star, along with a music video. Riddled with even huskier live vocals, the powerful track combines old school vibes with dark Viking metal atmosphere that brings the tension of a live concert into your living room.

EINHERJER on the live version of “West Coast Groove”:

„With no gigs in a year and new blood in our ranks, we recorded the two hometown release shows just to get an idea of what we sounded like live in 2021. It only took one listen to realize that our fans would appreciate this as much as we did. EINHERJER live is an energetic experience. We want to let everyone hear that, so here’s our first live album, recorded live on our home turf in front of many familiar faces. The document of a great evening!“

einherjer norse cover

Tracklist:

  1. West Coast Groove
  2. The Spirit Of A Thousand Years
  3. The Blood & The Iron
  4. Kill The Flame
  5. Nidstong
  6. Stars
  7. Mine Våpen Mine Ord
  8. Nord & Ner
  9. Spre Vingene
  10. Ballad Of The Swords
  11. Dragons Of The North
  12. Ironbound
  13. Far Far North

Norse And Dangerous (Live… From The Land Of Legends) will be available in the following formats:

– 2LP Gatefold Marbled Crystal Clear Sky Blue VInyl & Poster (limitovaná edícia, 300 kópii)
– Digital Full Length Live Album

Teaser

Links:
http://www.facebook.com/JinjerOfficial
http://jinjer-metalband.com/
https://www.instagram.com/jinjer_official/

Source of Information: Napalm Records

Viking Metal Pioneers EINHERJER Announce First Live Album + Reveal Official Video for Live Version of “West Coast Groove”

7. July 2022

avatarium einherjer kapela 2022

Viking Metal pioneers EINHERJER unleash incredible live power!

Norse metal legends EINHERJER proudly announce the upcoming release of their first live album, Norse And Dangerous (Live… From The Land Of Legends), out August 5, 2022 via Napalm Records in vinyl (strictly limited to 300 copies) and digital formats!

Norse And Dangerous (Live… From The Land Of Legends) was recorded in the band’s hometown of Haugesund in February of last year at their North Star (2021) album release shows, and follows the release of said full length, which was acclaimed both by fans and media alike (Spark 5/5 [CZ], Deaf Forever 8/10 [DE], Hardline 8.5/10 [DE], Metal Hammer 8/10 [UK]).

Norse And Dangerous (Live… From The Land Of Legends) not only includes songs from North Star, but beautifully sums up EINHERJER’s discography, offering a live gem satisfying both new and current fans and Viking metal legions beyond!

To give a first glimpse of what can be expected of the live album, EINHERJER have released the new live version of their single “West Coast Groove”, originally on North Star, along with a music video. Riddled with even huskier live vocals, the powerful track combines old school vibes with dark Viking metal atmosphere that brings the tension of a live concert into your living room.

EINHERJER on the live version of “West Coast Groove”:

„With no gigs in a year and new blood in our ranks, we recorded the two hometown release shows just to get an idea of what we sounded like live in 2021. It only took one listen to realize that our fans would appreciate this as much as we did. EINHERJER live is an energetic experience. We want to let everyone hear that, so here’s our first live album, recorded live on our home turf in front of many familiar faces. The document of a great evening!“

einherjer norse cover

Tracklist:

  1. West Coast Groove
  2. The Spirit Of A Thousand Years
  3. The Blood & The Iron
  4. Kill The Flame
  5. Nidstong
  6. Stars
  7. Mine Våpen Mine Ord
  8. Nord & Ner
  9. Spre Vingene
  10. Ballad Of The Swords
  11. Dragons Of The North
  12. Ironbound
  13. Far Far North

Norse And Dangerous (Live… From The Land Of Legends) will be available in the following formats:

– 2LP Gatefold Marbled Crystal Clear Sky Blue VInyl & Poster (limitovaná edícia, 300 kópii)
– Digital Full Length Live Album

Teaser

World-renowned Norsemen EINHERJER have returned to unleash their fantastic, grim sound once more! Founded in 1993, the metal veterans have spent nearly 30 years making their mark on the Viking metal genre with eight studio albums and two EPs.

This year, the band even reached another benchmark, earning a nomination for a Spellemann Award – the most important music prize in their home country of Norway!

Norse And Dangerous (Live… From The Land Of Legends) sets off with great opener “West Coast Groove” from their most recent studio album, North Star (2021). Next, “The Spirit Of A Thousand Years” showcases EINHERJER’s technical songwriting sophistication with the finest guitar solos, while “The Blood & The Iron” offers bursting, intense energy and “Kill The Flame” lures with its characteristic riffage. But the band doesn’t stop with more recent songs!

After visiting several other favorites, the band soon returns to days of yore with tracks like “Dragons Of The North” and “Ballad Of The Swords” from their 1996 debut full-length Dragons Of The North, before closing with turn-of-the-century banger “Ironbound” and classic tune “Far Far North”.

The live contrast between their formative hits and more recent orchestrations clearly proves that the band has remained true to themselves throughout the decades, continually delivering an authentic sound.

Links:
http://einherjer.com/
https://www.facebook.com/einherjerofficial/
https://instagram.com/einherjerofficial
https://einherjer.bandcamp.com/

Source of Information: Napalm Records, Foto: Jørgen Freim

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