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AxMinister Announce Ontario Show Dates Streaming New EP "The Crucible of Sin"





Toronto's heavy metal trio AxMinister announce they will be hitting the road for dates across Southern Ontario in support of their recently unleashed new EP "The Crucible of Sin"The EP was released on May 4th to follow singles “Visceral Speed” (2017), “AXistential Christmas” (2015), “Unborn Warriors: The Cries of Tomorrow” (2015) and full length “Betray Everything” (2015).
Warriors of metal on a holy quest, AxMinister are inspired by Megadeth, Metallica, Slayer, Iron Maiden, Manowar and can be best described with a sound that of a sped up Type O Negative.

The band comments:

“Our EP “The Crucible of Sin” sports a sense of humour. It tries to tell a… at times, nihilistic, story about love, lust, oppression, and redemption. Following every recording and show, we try to reflect on our own mistakes, and attempt to improve. We grew to understand our 90s thrash/traditional style of songwriting, and compose accordingly. This EP has that ‘90’s warm thrash sound akin to Megadeth’s Youthanasia album. We hope old and new audiences join us on a journey that is at times fictional, visual and imaginative, while other times introspective and contemplative. We like you to dance, head bang, and mosh to it." 
Listen to “The Crucible of Sin” at the following link: https://youtu.be/TDDIof_ZfzA

The EP is available for digital download and stream on Bandcamp 
hereiTunes and Spotify.


Track Listing:
1. Prey (4:15)
2. Salvation (4:16)
3. The Trials of Hercules (4:06)
4. The Succubus and the Crucible of Sin (5:10)
5. Sanctus Equitis Mortis (5:06)
EP Length: 22:56



Show Dates:
June 16 - Sudbury, ON - The Asylum
July 7 - Stouffville, ON - Wars Fest
July 8 - Hamilton, ON - The Doors Pub
July 13 - St. Catharines - The Detour
July 14 - St. Catharines - The Detour
Aug 17 - Hamilton, ON - The Doors Pub
Aug 25 - Toronto, ON - Coalition T.O. - info 

Free Agents NOVEMBERS DOOM Seeking New Label


Chicago (IL) - U.S. Doom/Death legends NOVEMBERS DOOM are on the market and seeking a new label to continue their robust legacy. Vocalist Paul Kuhr released the following statement concern the status of the long-running, critically acclaimed quintet:

"After spending over a decade working with The End Records, NOVEMBERS DOOM have fulfilled our contractual obligations, and are now exploring options for the future of the band. We are already hard at work, creating the follow up to the 2017 release of Hamartia, and we are seeking a partnership with a label who understands the importance of the European territory. We are open to talk to anyone and everyone who has a serious offer, as we said, we are exploring all of our options, and need to make the right choice, for both us, and our future home."

Please contact Paul@novembersdoom.com to open this conversation.


Wonderworld "Wonderworld III" @ Classic Rock

WONDERWORLD Remain Numerically Vibrant On ‘Wonderworld III’


In October 2017, Wonderworld started recording their 3rd album… simply to be called; III (following the numeric theme of the previous releases I and II). Even though there is influence from Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple, AC/DC and Rush in the mix, the band have their own musical style and have created a solid combination of old and new influences sprinkled with their own spices to forge a melting pot of rock music.
The basic tracks are more or less live with adding vocals, the occasional solos and a bit of keyboards. It was important to the band to retain their traditional live feel on the album, because that’s what Wonderworld is all about; the energy created by 3 guys in a single room getting off on their sound and emotions!
All the songs are written by Roberto Tiranti & Ken Ingwersen and the album is produced and mixed by Ken Ingwersen. The group recorded most of the album in Lionheart studio in Oslo, Norway with engineer Øyvind Larsen in over just a few days. III is mastered by Björn Engelmann at Cutting Room, Stockholm. Björn has mastered many international acts like Rammstein, Britney Spears and Meshuggah. Special guest on this album is Alessandro Del Vecchio (Hardline, Jorn) on hammond and keyboards.
Wonderworld III | Released June 19th, 2018 on Sliptrick Records
Track Listing:
01. Background Noises | 02. Stormy Night | 03. Big Word | 04. Crying Out For Freedom | 05. A Mountain Left To Climb | 06. Brand New Man | 07. Rebellion | 08. The Last Frontier | 09. Stay Away From Me | 10. There Must Be More
Wonderworld are:
Roberto Tiranti – Vocals/Bass | Ken Ingwersen – Guitars/Backing vocals | Tom Arne Fossheim – Drums/Backing vocals
Copyright © 2018 Grand Sounds PR
www.grandsounds.net

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Acârash - In Chaos Becrowned - Review By Ivo_G


 LABELDark Essence Records  
 RELEASE8 June 2018

Obscure title, slightly pretentious title... Initially I was
curious about Norwegian Acârash latest album “In Chaos
Becrowned”.
The first song “Cadaver Dei” does start off promising. A
traditional mix between doom, black and death metal. Nothing
original but just because a concept is not original doesn’t mean
that the music is too. So, I was pretty happy with the opening
track.

“Shadows Roam” is cool too, same style, even seems to have the
same pace, but the band builds up to a nice climax.
“Gathering of Crows” is... Actually more of the same. More doom-y
but it sounds like the B-side to “Shadows Roam” which sounded
like a B-side to “Cadaver Dei”. And its follow-up, the title
track, sounds like the B-side to “Gathering of Crows”.

Twice however does the band seem to stray away from its formula:
“Legio Obscure” picks up the pace a bit and delivers some much
needed variation and “Cenotaph in Flesh” is even a relatively
epic banger. The other remain tracks... Let’s just say that once
you’ve heard “Cadaver Dei” and “Gathering of Crows” you’ve heard
them.









Nothing is awful on this record, the band sounds good and can
build to a climax, but everything is just so bland. Like a
cooked potato without salt. Now, to each his own and if you like
potato metal, all the better for you but if it was truly awful
it would done something to me (gastric acid or uncontrollable
laughter) but now I’m getting bored with it. There could be
potential here, after all the band itself is not bad and the
songs are not awful, but perhaps Acârash should have spend a few
more months writing and rehearsing.
Po-tay-to, po-tah-to or Acârash, you decide here,
https://acarash.bandcamp.com/releases