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Blodig Alvor   |  Ålesund, NO   |  Punk / Rock / Metal
Members: Markus den Ouden - Truls Ringstad - Rune Marius Flaathe Farstad - Erlend B. Andersen

                   

NEWS

Blodig Alvor er et norskspråklig punkorkester fra vestkysten av Norge,
nærmere bestemt Ålesund. Kompisgjengen fant det naturlig å spille musikk i
ånden av sine egne favoritter, og platen vil kunne gi assosiasjoner til klassikere
innen norsk rock, så vel som punk og metall. Det er en norskspråklig fusjon av
rock, punk og hardcore. Med gitarsoloer og en bredbeint holdning.

Albumet "Mørkets Frembrudd" er et resultat av hardt arbeid,
og ikke minst et intenst ønske om å formidle deres egen musikk til lytteren.
Til tross for sin lave gjennomsnittsalder har de allerede fått mye erfaring, og
reist rundt i det ganske land for å spre musikken sin til folket. I livesammenhenger
formidles deres stå-på-vilje kanskje enda tydeligere. Blodig Alvor går på scenen som
om hver gang var deres siste.

Tekstuniverset tar for seg temaer som befinner seg i samfunnets
skyggedaler. Med låter som "Blodig Alvor", "Start en Revolusjon" og
"Vår Resignasjon", får bandet utløp for sin frustrasjon over mange sider
av samfunnet vi lever i. Det er altså ikke bare musikken som står i sentrum,
men et kritisk budskap rettet mot mennesket og samfunnet.

"Ettersom vi ikke bare ønsker å formidle fengende punkrock, men
også et tydelig budskap som skal nå rett frem til lytteren, er alle våre tekster skrevet
på norsk." sier vokalist og gitarist Markus den Ouden. "Tekstene på denne
platen er en slags oppsummering av våre egne hjertesaker og en salat bestående av
samfunnskritikk og ellers andre negative følelser og hinder et menneske kan støte på."

Siden bandets oppstart i 2009, har Blodig Alvor allerede fått erfare
mye. De har delt scener med norske storheter som Raga Rockers, Valentourettes,
Skambankt, spilt festivaler, turnert Norge med Sex Pistol Glen Matlock, varmet opp for Oslo Ess
for et utsolgt Rockefeller og åpnet for Scorpions på Telenor Arena. Nå er de klare for
albumslipp og Norgesturne med Overthrow og Man The Machetes.

Blodig Alvor leverer et musikalsk uttrykk med inspirasjon fra vår tids
storheter innenfor sjangeren. Men de er et nytt band, dog med en fremtoning fra
den gamle punkskolen.

"Blodig Alvor vil aldri resignere, Blodig Alvor vil aldri gi opp" - Vår Resignasjon, Blodig Alvor

"Mørkets Frembrudd" er i salg 8.februar via Indie Recordings.



UPCOMING SHOWS

Blæst     Trondheim, NO     Thu Feb 07 13     09:00 PM    
John Dee , Oslo     Oslo, NO     Fri Feb 08 13     07:00 PM    
Gregers     Hamar, NO     Sat Feb 09 13     08:00 PM    
Garage, Bergen     Bergen, NO     Wed Feb 13 13     08:00 PM    
Jimmy Legs     Haugesund, NO     Thu Feb 14 13     08:00 PM    
Checkpoint Charlie Stavanger     Stavanger, NO     Fri Feb 15 13     08:00 PM    
Last Train     Oslo, NO     Thu Mar 21 13     08:00 PM     

Neptrecus (France) - L'Aube Du Declin

Release date 02.January 2013
Style : Black Metal

Label : Mortis Humane Productions


Neptrecus was formed in 2011 and is now out with their debut album.

I have to admit they play pretty good to only have existed for barely 2 years so I guess they have been in other bands before.
Musically I would say they play melancholic and melodic black metal with many acoustic breaks.
Can't complain about the production either.
It's quite good especially thinking about that it's their debut album.

The lyrics are in french and as far as I know they dealing with the middle ages.

 4/6



Tracklist :
 

1. Prélude
2. L'Eternel Sablier
3. Magna Grecia
4. Sous le Signe de l'Aquila
5. Fiers Gaulois
6. 406: les Grandes Invasions
7. Au Royaume de Neustrie
8. Auld Alliance
9. L'Aube du Déclin



Heathen Crusade Metalfest 4


  
    

Promotional Opportunities at Heathen Crusade Metalfest 4 

The organizers of the HEATHEN CRUSADE METALFEST 4, which will take place on March 9, 2013 at Station 4 in St Paul, MN, are reaching out to bands and labels who are interested in having promotional items (CDs, flyers, posters, etc.) passed out at this year's fest. Interested parties can get in touch with the promoters directly at contact@heathencrusadefest.com for details.  Newly confirmed acts include

The 2013 installment of the fest will feature Canadian acoustic folk metal act SIG:AR:TYR (making a rare live appearance), Celtic thrashers BATTLESOUL (Canada) WINTERHYMN (U.S.), Norwegian Viking Gods EINHERJER (making their first appearance since 2001), VANIR (Denmark), ASHAENA (Romania), Trelleborg (RUSSIA), HAMMER HORDE (U.S.), VESPERIA (formerly BOLERO, Canada), and Minos (U.S.). The HEATHEN CRUSADE METALFEST is  the United State's premier Viking/Folk/Pagan metal festival.  

This is the fourth installment of the HEATHEN CRUSADE FESTIVAL. Past years events have seen the likes of
Primordial, Moonsorrow, Thyrfing, Bal-Sagoth, Vreid, Metsatoll, Skyforger, Rudra, Meal Mordha, Obtest and Manegarm all making their US debuts.
Stay tuned for upcoming announcements on additional confirmations!

Please get in touch at contact@heathencrusadefest.com for details on how to become a sponsor for the festival, as well as for booking information. For updates, make sure to follow HEATHEN CRUSADE on Facebook, Twitter, and at the fest's official website.

HEATHEN CRUSADE BAND LINKS:
  
Einherjer:
www.einherjer.com 
www.heathencrusadefest.com
www.twitter.com/#!/HeathenCrusade

Clawhammer January Updates

ClawHammer PR




SACRED STEEL Posts New Song Off The Bloodshed Summoning
German heavy metal brigade SACRED STEEL has posted another track off their forthcoming album, The Bloodshed Summoning.

This newest song to be offered off of the album is titled "When the Siren Calls" and can be heard at cruzdelsurmusic.bandcamp.com/album/the-bloodshed-summoning-2.

The Bloodshed Summoning comes out on February 16th via Cruz Del Sur Music. The record will be offered as a compact disc with three bonus tracks (including one Misfits cover), as well as on limited edition vinyl and digital formats.
  
For a complete history on SACRED STEEL visit www.sacredsteel.eu/html/history.html 
 

 
  


"Sacred Steel always had more melodic elements than a lot of their peers, and with The Bloodshed Summoning, they continue their melodic ways, but make no mistake about it, Sacred Steel is all about the riffs."  - Wicked Channel

"SS have created a solid and effective album that won't disappoint those of you out there that feed from many stylistic troughs." - Worm Gear Zine


"In a nutshell, SACRED STEEL became fiercer and unrelenting with a cracking production on this charming orchestrated horror show. Fusing elements of Thrash Metal into their old pattern made this release a cause of interest and there are examples to prove that, yet even so, the Thrash elements remained under the same level." - Metal-Temple.com


Get in touch at Clawhammerpr@gmail.com for press inquiries.




Kai Schindelar /Bass 

Jens Sonnenberg / Guitars 

Mathias Straub / Drums 
Jonas Khalil / Guitars 
Gerrit P. Mutz  / Vocals


  

www.facebook.com/cruzdelsurmusic
Dunkelheit Produktionen to Release Pathogen's
 Miscreants of Bloodlusting Aberrations March 1st


Germany's Dunkelheit Produktionen has set March 1st as the date on which Miscreants of Bloodlusting Aberrations from Philippine Warriors of Death PATHOGEN will infect humanity. Armed with an album that sounds pretty much just as the title reads, the veteran act continues its plague-spreading reign of terror with complete disregard for the listener's well-being. Miscreants of Bloodlusting Aberrations is old school, uncompromising, and just plain unhealthy Death Metal. Listen if you dare.



1. Atrocity Exhibit
2. Monolith
3. Heretical Wisdom
4. Abyss of Perpetual Upheaval
5. Ideological Strife
6. Leviathan
7. Afterlife (Sacrifice Cover)
8. Uranium Messiah

Please get in touch at clawhammerpr@gmail.com for press inquiries and promos. 



For biographical information on PATHOGEN, visit this location.

PATHOGEN is:
NINO JEROME ARANZA - BASS
VIC JARLEGO - DRUMS
JERVISH ALCOS - GUITARS
WILLIE DESAMERO - VOCALS/GUITARS


DUNKELHEIT Releases are distributed by:
CODE 7/PHD - UK/WORLD
TWS MUSIC - GERMANY/AUSTRIA
NONSTOP MUSIC - SWITZERLAND
THE END RECORDS - USA
DEATHRASH ARMAGEDDON - JAPAN

 

YAYLA's Nihaihayat Out Now; Full Album Stream At AxisOfMetal.com


Nihaihayat, the fourth full-length release from Turkish black metal entity YAYLA is now available through Montreal-based Merdumgiriz Records.

To commemorate the release of this cerebral and atmospheric masterpiece, AxisOfMetal.com is streaming the album in its entirety. Check it out at this location.

Visit www.merdumgiriz.org to order.

Multi-instrumentalist/ composer/filmmaker Emir Toğrul, the mastermind behind YAYLA. recently completed a short film entitled "Integumental Grasp Through The Sigil Of Hate; Immortalizing The Nine Disguises Of Evil In Senility," featuring album track "Integumental Grasp." Experience this dark and brooding piece of minimalist cinema at this location.
In what will surely be considered a high water mark for Turkish Black Metal, Nihaihayat is a five-track, 51-minute mood-swinging journey book-ended by the chilling beauty of ambient pieces "Integumental Grasp" and "In Senility." In between are three epic cuts of soul searing harshness, hypnotic madness marches, and bleak atmospherics. Nihaihayat was recorded, mixed and mastered by Cristobal Urbina and Emir Toğrul September-December 2012.

Adding yet another personal element to Toğrul's grand vision, each Nihaihayat CD is handmade; Emir sprays the discs, cuts and inserts the prints for the jewel case and jacket, and pretty much makes the whole thing from scratch. Unsurprisingly, the YAYLA shirts are hand-painted by Toğrul. Direct from the hand of the creator himself, there is no limit to the number of Nihaihayati CDs, at least as long as the man is alive. Toğrul is also co-owner of Merdumgiriz




"Certainly a nice record to accompany cold, lonely nights." - Heavy Metal Tribune

"The combination of assaulting black metal and soothing atmospheric elements provides the listener with a style of black metal that many may not hear at a first glance. Yayla creates an album that kicks off the year the right way. So if you're looking for an album that differentiates the styles of black metal, you'll love this right away."
- Ultima Music Blog


Take the plunge and contact clawhammerpr@gmail.com about your coverage plans. E-mail interviews are strongly encouraged.

For more on YAYLA, including complete discography and merch, visit the links below:

 www.merdumgiriz.org/Yayla_Official.html
www.merdumgiriz.org/Yayla_Merch.html
yayla.bandcamp.com

Merdumgiriz Records and YAYLA have now cast their shadow over the sprawling cyber-tropolis of Facebook. Check both pages at the links below:

Merdumgiriz Records -www.facebook.com/pages/Merd%C3%BCmgiriz/189231484555630

YAYLA - www.facebook.com/yaylaband





 www.merdumgiriz.org
www.merdumgiriz.org/Emir_Togrul_Official.html





                 





Comatose Music To Release LOGIC OF DENIAL's Atonement On 2/12/13
Italian death metal band Logic of Denial proudly joins forces with Comatose Music for the February 12th release of Atonement.

After performing at the renowned Neurotic Deathfest (NL) and recording the two track promo Incipit of Abhorrence in 2011, Logic Of Denial finally unleash their second full length album titled Atonement. Mastered at the mighty Hertz Studios and thematically focused on the fields of expiation and catharsis, this album features eleven tracks of blasting death metal brutality, where the process of atonement could represent the ravenous, sick, odd and contradictory side of human and in-human existence.

Pre-orders for Atonement and a stream of opening track "Reek of Perpetual Infamy" can be found at www.comatosemusic.com


1. Reek of Perpetual Infamy
2. Weeping Upon Repugnance
3. Behold the Throne of Torture
4. Vile Blessing Prelude
5. The Ravenous Patterns (of Oblivion)
6. Sepsis
7. Catharsis Through Ungodly Annihilation
8. Apocrypha
9. Oracles of Iniquity
10. Ecthra
11. Despondency


Digital promos are available for review, interview and airplay consideration. Contact ClawhammerPR@gmail.com for inquiries.


Logic of Denial were born in Reggio Emilia at the end of 2006 from the ashes of Collapse (2003-2006) and played, during the years, a lot of gigs in many parts of northern Italy, sharing the stage with many bands like Septycal Gorge, Sickening, Mass Infection, Hatred, Decrepidemic, Blasphemer, Vomit The Soul, Stormlord, Decaying Purity, Murder Therapy, Hateful, Holocausto Canibal, Infernal Poetry, Putridity, Gory Blister, Modus Delicti, and many others.

In 2009 the band recorded the first full-lenght album Necrogenesis, with Carlo Izzo & Moonlight Studios (Parma). In 2010 Logic Of Denial signs a deal with the Italian extreme label The Spew Records, releasing their debut album at Tattoo Deathfest 2010 and promoting it during the whole year.

In 2011 the band shared the stage with some of the greatest death metal acts of all time at at the renowned Neurotic Deathfest (NL) and recorded the two track promo Incipit of Abhorrence. After signing with Comatose Music in 2012, Logic of Denial is ready to unleash the fury of Atonement upon the masses.

Mattia Gatti - Vocals
Alessandro D'Antone - Guitars
Daniele Costa - Drums
Marcello Tavernari - Bass


                                                    
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                                    www.myspace.com/comatosemusiclabel









Ripple Music To Release MOTHERSHIP Debut On February 12th

On February 12th, Ripple Music will give worldwide release to the self-titled debut album from Dallas-born heavy rock trio Mothership.

70's-tinged U.S. hard rock with a sound that satisfies like a steaming hot stew of UFO and Iron Maiden, blended with the southern swagger of Molly Hatchet and ZZ Top, Mothership's goal from the beginning has been to carry on the tradition of the classic rock style; updated and amped up for the modern day. Originally self-released in 2012, Mothership and Ripple Music have joined forces to re-release this stunning debut record on CD (includes lyrics) and LP (packages to include an 11" x 17" poster and download cards). 

On Saturday, January 19th at 8:00 a.m. PST, Ripple Music will begin selling limited edition copies of Mothership on purple splattered vinyl with signed poster. This will be limited to 100 copies so set your alarm clocks and visit the link below to order.  

http://ripplemusic.bigcartel.com/product/mothership-mothership-lp

This link will not be live until 8:00 a.m. PST on Saturday, January 19th.  

Select tracks from Mothership are streaming at this location

The band will be playing two Dallas-area CD release shows next month and is currently putting together a West Coast tour. Confirmed dates are as follows:

February 8th @ Curtain Club - Dallas, TX
February 9th @ Lola's Saloon - Ft. Worth, TX
March 8th @ Club Red/ Red Owl - Tempe, AZ
March 29th @ Johnny B's - Medford, OR 


"Such a killer find, man. Can't wait to see them live!"  
- Dom Lawson (Metal Hammer / Classic Rock)

"Been listening to Mothership all day now and if feels like UFO and Orange Goblin got drunk with St. Vitus, smoked some weed with Blue Cheer and spewed out the tuffest blues-drenched, no frills love child I've heard all month. Some ridiculously badass guitars. And heavy above all else!" -- Sword of Doom

"Try to resist a band that plays blues-laden metal with heavy guitar riffs that is also hoping for intergalactic travel. Mothership is a three piece from Dallas that alternates between an almost AC/DC-like sound on a track like 'City Nights' and a broader, heavier and more epic sound on tracks like 'Cosmic Rain,' 'Angel of Death' and the opener, 'Hallucination.'   
-- Vue Weekly.com  

Mothership Bio

Rock n' Roll history is rife with brothers working together to create their artistic vision. But rarely do we hear about a full-fledged family unit embarking down the treacherous path of a musical career. In the case of Texas based Mothership, the Brother Juett (Kyle on bass, younger brother Kelley on guitar) enlisted the aid of their father, John Juett, to help get the 'ship off the ground. Raised on a healthy dose of their father's 70's-era record collection, the brothers began crafting songs fueled on the raucous and raw good time vibe when music seemed to know no bounds. Lifting off the pad for the first time in 2010, the band began to gain momentum and notoriety with their unabashed live shows. Knowing that the service of the family patriarch was temporary, Father Juett actively helped his boys find his replacement, and in late 2011, enter the mighty Judge Smith to hammer away on the skins. In early 2012, Mothership entered Crystal Clear Studios with Wo Fat mastermind Kent Stump manning the boards and by mid-year, the band self-released their debut album. It was the combination of the 70's-era heavy rock fuzz and fury mixed with the blistering guitar solos of the NWOBHM-era that drew the bands attention to California-based Heavy Rock label, Ripple Music. In the waning months of 2012, after a successful year of traveling regionally throughout Texas and opening for national acts such as Prong, Red Fang, Gypsyhawk, Earthen Grave, and Lo-Pan, Mothership officially dubbed Ripple Music as its Home Port and began plotting a course for their first U.S. Tour in early 2013.

Kells Juett- Guitars/Vox
 Kyle Juett- Bass/Vox
Judge Smith- Drums



www.facebook.com/mothershipusa

www.ripple-music.com



VEX to release Memorious on February 5th via Horror Pain Gore Death Productions


Progressive Death Metal masters VEX will release their long anticipated sophomore album entitled Memorious on CD format February 5th via Horror Pain Gore Death Productions. Below is the official description:

Building upon the strengths of 2010's critically-acclaimed debut Thanatopsis, Vex return to Horror Pain Gore Death Productions with another landmark extreme metal work in the form of Memorious. Those who appreciate the power and the dynamic range of Thanatopsis will delight in the death metal explorations undertaken in Memorious, this time delivered with more streamlined songwriting, more aggression and more of a pronounced folk and progressive influence. The lyrical content details the immensely destructive power of human memory, but topics such as cryptozoology, spiritual longing, drunken nostalgia and political sovereignty are also explored. Fans of Absu, Primordial, Agalloch, Stargazer, Edge of Sanity, Enslaved, Ved Buens Ende, Eucharist, Amorphis, The Chasm, Dissection, Amon Amarth and Aeternus are sure to appreciate Vex's fresh and invigorating approach to death metal. An essential album of 2013!

Album track "Terra Soar" is now streaming at this location.

You can order your copy for only $10 including shipping at hpgd.comoj.com/store/hpgd057.html.



 
"Utterly unique and bloated with atypical melodies/harmonies, the 2nd full-length from the Texas born Vex is an eye opener of an album which instantly grabbed me with it's superior songwriting and a style so skillfully enveloped by the olden years of melodic death metal."
 - Marty Rytkonen (Worm Gear Zine)

 "Definitely check out this bleak and beautiful masterpiece of a record as soon as possible." 10/10 - The Grim Tower
"Vex have given us a post-Christmas cracker!" - Rock N Reels Reviews

"A very in-depth release. It is indeed a fine listen that you should check out."
- Wicked Channel

Coverage opportunities abound. Get in touch at ClawhammerPR@gmail.com with your thoughts on this album and interview requests.

Vex is a Central Texas-based extreme metal band that has been gigging around the state since about 2001. Their 2003 EP Sphereith earned considerable praise from 'zines such as Terrorizer and helped the band earned opening slots for international touring slots for Deicide, Hate Eternal, Immolation, Origin, Krisiun, Katatonia, Goatwhore, Moonspell, Exhumed, among others.
In 2005, Vex entered Noise Farm Studios to record a promotional release of songs that would eventually end up on the full-length album Thanatopsis.To promote this release and the EP, the band embarked on a West Coast tour with Godless Rising (Moribund Records) and Avenger of Blood (JCM Records) in the summer of 2006. The next few years were spent sorting out lineup issues and working on Thanatopsis, which would see a release in September 2010 through Horror Pain Gore Death Productions. Earlier in the year, Vex released a split 7-inch release with reunited Texas Death Metal group Divine Eve through the same label. Obliteration Records released a CD version of the split in Japan and Asia, featuring 3 tracks from each group.

The two years following the release of Thanatopsis would see further lineup changes, with Joe Jackson from local black metal Sakrefix replacing vocalist Orlando Perez. Apart from a few local gigs, the primary focus during this period was on writing, arranging and recording new material. The culmination of these efforts was the second full-length album
Memorious, set for official release through HPGD Productions in January 2013. A limited edition pressing of the album was released in August 2012 to coincide with the band's first full tour of the East Coast. More extensive touring and promotion is set for 2013.

 

Infinity (NL) - Non The Hac Terra


Infinity (NL)- Non The Hac Terra


Label : New Era

Available on CD/LP
Comes with a pro printed cover with lyrics included.
Cover art by Necrolord

The Dutch Black Metal band Infinity formed in 1995 are back with their 7th release since birth.
I have to say that I'm not familiar with all of the previous albums,so I will judge on what I hear on this album and not compare to earlier albums.

The first thing that strikes me while listening to the album is the similarity to early swedish black metal ,and it actually says on the flyer that they're hailing Dissection,old Immortal and Absu.
But despite that I find this to be a good album with long lasting melodies,all of them over 5 minutes actually.
What you get here is fast but at the same time melodic black metal with some acoustic guitar parts.
Very majestic and powerful with great compositions and brilliant guitar work.
This album reveals more & and grows for each time I listen to it.
I get a very nostalgic feeling while listening ,like i'm drawn back to the golden era of the early 90's.

It's a very good album they have done here and I enjoy listening to it and I can play it many times on repeat without getting bored. I think that says a lot,especially if you know me. 
They have managed to keep the good old black metal spirit alive on this release and I have to give them credits for that cause many tries but fails.
I needed a kickstart for 2013 and this album surely managed to get me into the chair and start writing!

Highly Recommended!

5/6