Moss Of Moonlight Reveal ‘Eole’ Lyric Video From New Album ‘Winterwheel’
Blackened folk metal duo Moss Of Moonlight have released a lyric video for ‘Eole’ taken from the bands upcoming album ‘Winterwheel’ which is scheduled for release June 21st, 2013.
Singer, drummer and percussionist Jenn Grunigen comments on the song: “Eole is a song about Hretha, a little-known Anglo Saxon goddess. Because not much is known about her, we took some liberties in creating a mythic cycle of her own--a depiction that is, in all likelihood, utterly wrong. But this album is not just about adhering to ancient ways--it's about creating new ones (and one common interpretation of Hretha is that she's associated with rebirth). Humans are not what they once were, for better and worse. So, this song tells of humanity's power to give life--even to goddesses; it's the story of an elk and her feral, wandering goddess-companion whose life force thrives in human blood.”
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Described as "a true rarity in the black metal genre" by Pure Gain Audio, 'Winterwheel' follows the highly acclaimed debut 'Seed', a concept album about a band of Pacific North Western rebels that rise up and create the Republic of Cascadia. 'Winterwheel' digs deeper into the earth; a 45 minute trance into the otherworld’s. Using Anglo-Saxon chanting, haunting female vocals, visceral growls, and a giant atmosphere, Moss of Moonlight has put ancient Pagan ritual into song. It's an album of Anglo Saxon gods and primal Paganism and as the band says, "it reaches far beyond 'Seed', into colder and darker territories."
“Winterwheel is a ritual put to song. It embraces the turning of the seasons, and the necessary, vicious loop of birth and death” states Jenn Grunigen. “Each song delves into the nature of a different Anglo Saxon god or goddess, and is steeped in the old, cyclic roads of our Pagan ancestors, as well as the very language of the Anglo Saxons. With this wisdom and craft, we made new rites--in other words, Winterwheel, this sacrifice to the gods, the cosmos. With each play, the ritual is brought to life once more, and anyone willing to listen is a participant in the offering.”
Shadow Kingdom Records To Release NIGHT DEMON Self-titled EP
On August 6th, Shadow Kingdom Records will release the self-titled four-song EP from NWOBHM-inspired upstarts NIGHT DEMON.
This California trio, featuring members of THE FUCKING WRATH, first started making noise in 2011. It didn't take long for the band to make a name for themselves with trad-metal maniacs from across the globe. In fact, shortly after establishing an online presence via Bandcamp, the organizers of Germany's Keep It True Festival offered NIGHT DEMON a place on the fest's 2014 line-up.
British metallic stylings reminiscent of Angel Witch, Raven and Iron Maiden are kicked into overdrive with an edgier and gritter dose of American venom. Consider NIGHT DEMON mandatory listening for any NWOBHM fan. The Shadow Kingdom Records CD release is remastered from the digital version and offers an undeniably superior sound.
UK Grindcore Enigma PURIFY THE HORROR To Release Untitled Debut; PureGrainAudio.com Debuts First Track
From the bowels of Birmingham, England comes grindcore trio PURIFY THE HORROR. On July 30th of this year, the band will unleash a plague of savagery and chaos in the form of their untitled debut EP. To ensure the infection spreads as far as possible, the band is giving the release away as a free digital download.
Their identities hidden, but their agenda blatantly obvious, PURIFY THE HORROR have captured the true essence of grindcore with this offering of unbridled chaos. As a warning of things to come, PURIFY THE HORROR has taken over PureGrainAudio.com and uploaded the track "PIG" to the site's servers. Fans of the extreme and innocent bystanders are welcome to download the song free of charge (mental and physical tolls notwithstanding) at this location.
Survivors can check out the album sampler HERE.
1) The Deepening Revolt
3) Future & Fantasy
4) Kill Them All
5) Give Me Your Money
6) Wearing the Crown
7) Christmas Party Mayhem
10) Pig Born
12) The Resistance
Get in touch with ClawhammerPR@gmail.com for press inquiries and digital promos.
PURIFY THE HORROR consists of three individuals prominent within the underground music scene who have decided to remain anonymous and adopt the image of filthy pigs in an effort to effectively incite the grind revolution. The band's untitled debut EP is a 17-minute long celebration of sensory depravity propounded by a vile concoction of filthy riffage, blast-beats and a dual vocal attack which will leave you asking yourself, "What the fuck were they thinking?"
Fat-belly Pig: Additional vocals
Bear-Pig: Guitars & Bass
Lord-Pig: Drums & Lyrics
THE PETE FLESH DEATHTRIP: Mortui Vivos Docent Out July 23
in North America on Pulverised Records
THE PETE FLESH DEATHTRIP (previously known as FLESH) reinstates his god-degrading faith with a brand new hellish mockery entitled Mortui Vivos Docent.Mortui Vivos Docent is set for a July 23rd North American release on Pulverised Records.
Digital promos are in circulation to the North American press. ContactClawhammerPR@gmail.com for press inquiries.
The Pete Flesh Deathtrip is the crypt and dungeon of Pete Flesh (ex-Deceiver, ex-Maze Of Torment, ex-Thrown). The project started through a strong vision in late 2001. After three albums and an extended creative hiatus, the fourth album, entitled Mortui Vivos Docent, is in progress. This time, the recording took place in Studio Beast with Peter Bjärgö (Tyrant, Crypt Of Kerberos) as producer and Andreas Jonsson (Tyrant, The Black, Vinertand) as the new session drummer. The album is being released on Pulverised Records.
Recording line-up for Mortui Vivos Docent
Pete Flesh: Vocals/Guitars/Bass
Micke Broberg: Session Vocals
Andreas Jonsson: Session Drums