Review: OWL COMPANY ‘Horizon’ [Song Stream]

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Owl Company is a band from São Paulo, Brazil with power to burn. The band combines hard rock influences from the psychedelic 70s to the 90s with modern rage and brutality to create a sound that is fresh, aggressive, and engaging. The band has built a strong presence in São Paulo, playing all the premier venues in town. Owl Company began in 2015 and their first single, “Condescend,” received ample radio play in their hometown and also in Rio de Janeiro. Now, the goal is to take their music to the worlds stage and become internationally known, that new music being the group’s first full-length release ‘Horizon’. The record is set to drop in July 14th, 2017. The release of ‘Horizon’ will be followed by tours in the U.S. and Europe. The bands music alone is sure to win over fans, and once they plug in on stage their presence will send fans flocking to their style. Owl Company brings all this and more to the party, crafting memorable and melodic rock music that ripples its big riff muscles and instantly makes you want to hear more. The goal is that the new album as well as the international touring will give Owl Company the well-deserved place on the world stage and into the ears of heavy music aficionados everywhere. One listen and you’ll know that Owl Company is a force of nature and will not be ignored. Continue reading

DARKSHIP Have Unleashed A New Music Video For ‘II Hearts’!

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Brazil’s melodic prog power metallers DARKSHIP have unleashed a new music video “II Hearts” in support of their debut album ‘We Are Lost’ released earlier this year. This is their 2nd video from the album. You can watch their video for ‘Frozen Feelings’ here. The album features ten songs with album artwork done by artist Carlos Fides of Artside Studio (Evergrey, Noturnall, Shaman, Almah). The album is the first part of the band’s concept trilogy based on a fictional story about two people in love who are controlled by a force called “Darkship”. The video was directed by Douglas Castilhos Coutinho.  Continue reading

Brazilian Thrashers BLACKFORCE Release Lyric Video For “Downfall” [Album Stream]

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Brazilian thrashers BLACKFORCE have posted a new lyric video for the song “Downfall” in support of their debut EP ‘Slaves To Reality’ recorded, mixed and mastered at the band’s home studio. BLACKFORCE hail from Niteroi in the state of Rio de Janeiro – Brasil. They 5 members are all friends and formed the band together in 2014. ‘Downfall’ lyric video was edited by Marcelo Nespoli and can be watched at the following below. Continue reading

WEAKLESS MACHINE Posts New Video For “Tarred With The Same Brush”!

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Brazil’s WEAKLESS MACHINE have posted their new music video ‘Tarred With The Same Bush’ in preview of their upcoming debut album (title and release date to be determined). The video was recorded at Studio Black, filmed and edited by Orbit Global Art. After hearing this song WEAKLESS MACHINE is a band we are going to be keeping a close eye on. The band has a tremendous amount of thrash elements within their music. Vocalist Jonathan Carletti adds 2 dimensions of singing to this song. At times he has an aggressive harsh scream and then at other times he has more of a dialed back harsh yet melodic tone. The riffs throughout the track seem almost unfathomable that they are produced by one guitarist. Yet those thunderously heavy riffs are shredded by one man Fernando Cezar Junior. Every aspect of this song showcases each band members talents, and when you put them all together it creates on kick ass cohesive song. We fully expect their upcoming release to be filled with even more incredible riff filled goodness. Stay tuned as we will let you know once the album has a scheduled release date.  Continue reading

BROKEN & BURNT Release Album Info and Video For “Dead Womb”!

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Brazilian distortion kings Broken & Burnt have released a new video for the track “Dead Womb” from their upcoming album ‘It Comes To Life’. The new album will be released sometime prior to July but an exact date has not been set as of yet. The album will be released via Voadora Records.The band formed in 2011 and claims their biggest influences are hate & alcohol. This release is a follow up to 2012’s ‘Let The Burning Begin’ EP. “Dead Womb” is an amazing track that really boasts how the band can change tempo in the song so drastically and make it work. This single track will easily turn any listener into an instant fan. Singer/Guitarist Hugo says “If you liked the song, you’ll dig the album.” So since we loved the song we can only expect to receive more of the same once the album releases, so keep your eyes peeled this is an album you don’t want to pass you by.

‘It Comes To Life’ Track List

01  It Comes To Life
02 Bestowing Animation
03 Unexpected Dirge
04 Along The Way
05 Eve
06 Dead Womb
07 Deep Inside The Void
08 Cold Letters
09 Darkness & Distance

Follow Broken & Burnt on Facebook here and stream previous albums on Bandcamp here.

Review: Krisiun – Forged In Fury!

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Brazilian death metal masterminds Krisiun have emerged again to unleash some brutality on the masses. Set for worldwide release on August 7th, 2015 via, Century Media Records, “Forged In Fury” will please any death metal fan. The album was produced by Erik Rutan and features cover artwork by renowned artist Joe Petagno who has worked with Motorhead, Marduk and Vader in the past.  Continue reading