A quick roundup of random news items that are literally crawling out of our inbox in an attempt to murder and pillage their way across the interwebz…
Agrona sign to UKEM Records
UKEM Records are very pleased to announce the signing of Welsh black metal band Agrona! Formed in 2014, the band has quickly proven themselves to be a leading force in the UK Black Metal scene culminating in the bands 2016 appearance at Bloodstock Open Air after winning the Metal To The Masses competition.
We reviewed a CD they threw at us after the festival and… well, find out what we thought of it.
In 2017, Agrona entered Woodcroft Audio Studios to record their debut full length album which features 50 minutes of blackened metal savagery. Entitled Realm of The Fallen, UKEM Records will release this opus both on CD and digital platforms (release date TBC).
Carrier reveal debut single
Introducing South West hardcore outfit Carrier who have revealed their debut single release “Grieve” taken from their forthcoming EP Wither.
The hard hitting single premiered last this week and is the perfect offering to introduce the band to the UK. “Grieve” is a song written about death, expressing the feelings the band went through when they sadly lost a friend. The track is a reflection of the anger they felt, it’s painful and they wanted to give an opportunity to be angry with death as a concept and to be angry with the world for taking people too soon.
Deathrite sign to Century Media
Century Media Records is proud to announce the signing of German death metal maniacs Deathrite for a worldwide deal.
Hailing from the cities of Dresden and Leipzig, the band has stirred up the cauldron of death metal quite a bit with their extremely well-received three studio albums, Deathrite (2011), Into Extinction (2013) and Revelation Of Chaos (2015). With heavy touring and their excellent live qualities, the four members have proven why Deathrite are among the most hopeful new acts of the worldwide extreme metal scene. Now they are setting their sails to conquer further shores. The band is currently writing new material for their eagerly awaited fourth studio album, which is to be released in late 2018.
Deathrite comment on the signing:
We’re super thrilled to be part of such an amazing label. Looking at the releases of CM and now being able to have our own music released among some of greatest artists in heavy and extreme music makes us more than proud and we couldn’t be more honoured! Thanks a lot CM Team.
Gloo drop new single
Kicking off 2018 as they mean to go on, Littlehampton trio Gloo are pleased to reveal yet another roaring new single “Hit It”, which is out now via all good digital retailers and streaming platforms through their own DIY label Dropping Bags Records.
There will also be a limited run of physical copies available from the band’s music glue site.
Seyminhol tease “Behind the Mask”
Progressive metal act Seyminhol have released a teaser trailer for the song “Behind the Mask”. The full video is scheduled to drop on the 19th January, with its host album Ophelian Fields due out on February 22nd through Lion Music.