It’s December 1st, which means… BAH HUMBUG season has begun! Still… here are some presents for you.
Betraying the Martyrs – “Lost For Words”
French extreme metallers Betraying The Martyrs have announced the release of their long-awaited third studio album The Resilient, which is out on January 27 via Sumerian Records. Following their recent single “The Great Disillusion”, Betraying The Martyrs have unleashed a dark music video for new single “Lost For Words”. The band released the following statement:
We are extremely pleased and proud to announce the release date of our third full-length album – The Resilient out January 27 on Sumerian Records.
After over a year and a half of hard work, taking into consideration our strengths and our weaknesses, looking back on our success and more importantly our downfalls, we can honestly say that this is by far the best material we have written since the beginning of this incredible journey.
Betraying The Martyrs has been taken to a whole new level, we couldn’t be more excited to share the result of everything we have lived since day one; we are back.
Evil Masquerade – “Märk Hur Vår Skugga”
Evil Masquerade released the 200 years old song “Märk Hur Vår Skugga” (translation: Note How Our Shadow) written by Carl Michael Bellman (1740 – 1795) who is one of the most important Swedish troubadours and poets.
It’s a very dark song about death and alcohol. The lyrics tells about a funeral for a girl who drank herself to death with her male friends at the local bodega. The video is from the time before she died.
The track is sung by Evil Masquerade guitarist Henrik Flyman in his native language. It also appears on the band’s new album The Outcast Hall Of Fame.
Jackie D. – “Yeah Yeah”
Portuguese sleazy punk-rockers Jackie D have just revealed a new music video for their new single “Yeah Yeah”, taken from the band’s forthcoming second album, The J Spot, due out on February 4th via Infected Records.
Silver Rose – “Take Me Home”
With its swirling ambience, larger than life production and a reverb-heavy wall of sound, ‘Take Me Home’ is a monolithic testament to the gothic pop of yesteryear. The lead track from Silver Rose’s new self-titled EP out now, it’s a disarming showcase of Carla Sariñana’s stupefying abilities as both a singer and a songwriter.
Like listening to the doomed romance of The Jesus and Mary Chain filtered through contemporary production values, Sariñana manages a sound that’s both thrillingly immediate and artfully idiosyncratic. With enchanting melodies that Cocteau Twins would doff a hat to, and feral feedback-oriented noise rock dynamics, ‘Take Me Home’ proves to be an irresistibly raw offering from a beguiling new talent.