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Album News: Danko Jones, Pulvis Et Umbra, Van Halst, Aksaya

Sooooo much stuff to tell you about. Here’s a very brief roundup of a few pieces that bubbled up in our email box…

Danko Jones

AFM Records is proud to announce the signing of Canadian rock act Danko Jones to a worldwide deal (except Canada). After having reached their highest chart positions to date in a handful of territories with their previous album, Fire Music, and having been awarded Gold and Platinum singles in Sweden, Danko return with their new masterpiece, Wild Cat, once again produced by Juno Award winning producer Eric Ratz.

Wild Cat is due for release on March 3rd worldwide through eOne in Canada and AFM Records/Bad Taste Records in the rest of the world.

Pulvis Et Umbra

Italian death metal band Pulvis Et Umbra will release new album Atmosfear in February 2017. Distribution will be tasked to Holler Productions (U.S.) and Red Rivet Records (Japan).

The track list is:

  1. The Soul Collectress
  2. Atmosfear
  3. Crows Belong To Her
  4. Virus
  5. Wrath And Sorrow
  6. Divinity Or Icon
  7. The Price Of Trust
  8. Can’t Handle
  9. Blinded By Thoughts
  10. Predominio Tecnologico (instrumental)
  11. Portrait 016 (Japanese bonus track)

Van Halst

Gothic rockers Van Halst have issued a studio update on recording the follow up release to their debut album World of Make Believe with famed Canadian producer Arnold Lanni, best known for his work with Our Lady Peace, Finger Eleven and Simple Plan.

Van Halst commented:

We are very excited and humbled to be partnering with Arnold Lanni on this new record. Arnold has written some amazing songs and we can’t wait to hit the studio with the new tunes we’ve written with him.

Lanni added:

I’m excited to be working with Van Halst. I think their future is really bright! Not only is the band writing some great songs and ‘hooky’ memorable riffs, but Kami’s voice is one of the most unique emotional and evocative voices I’ve heard in a very long time. The juxtaposition of the band’s melodic sensibilities and Kami’s quirky singing style will make this project standout from all the other bands.


Formed in 2013, Aksaya plays black metal with a warlike and galactic atmosphere and lets us dive into a cold universe. The band is set to release their sophomore full length, Kepler, which follows a marvelous EP and distinctive debut full length.

Kepler was recorded during the winter of 2016, nearly 40 minutes of cold and powerful black metal; interstellar atmospheres, tinged with melancholy. Eight warlike songs about physics and science/space. Their unusual sound is the upshot of experimentation and blending of different influences which range from Dissection and orthodox black metal to Satanic Warmaster and melodic death to atmospheric black metal.

This is what the band had to say about the album:

Kepler was born of a shared vision, shared experiences and sensations between CHS and FY. The taste of pragmatism, science, basic research or bio escalation led us to compose this album and coherent overall. This is an initiatory journey through science and the universe. A perfect harmony between man and machine, single gateway to infinity. We oscillate in a journey to interstellar worlds to these exoplanets, reflects our only salvation, to discoveries that will change everything, to these numbers and equations that remain mystical to some, and to the “technomedicine” that will change humanity!

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