Video Roundup: Immolation / Voivod / Fullminator / 1945 / Shake The Temple / a-tota-so

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Immolation

New York death metal giants Immolation are proud to announce their latest immense creation, Acts Of God, which will be released on February 18th 2022. The 11th studio album serves as the next chapter of Immolation’s death metal epic. With 5 long years passed since Atonement, Acts Of God vigorously showcases Immolation’s ability to consistently create fascinating sounds, while still keeping their feet firmly rooted in the old school, New York death metal for which they are renowned.

Today, the band offers fans the first single from the album, “Apostle”. Produced, directed, and edited by the band’s own Robert Vigna, the video can be viewed below. Immolation vocalist/ bassist Ross Dolan comments:

After 5 long years, we are very excited to finally announce the arrival of our 11th full-length album Acts of God on February 18th, 2022! This time around, we have 15 tracks of some of the darkest and most haunting Immolation material to date! For the first single, we chose the song ‘Apostle’ because it’s a very dark song that offers the listener all the elements of the Immolation sound. It’s a heavy and explosive track that ebbs and flows from start to finish, with dark and creepy soundscapes and extreme bursts of dark energy that will take the listener on a dark journey that is just a small glimpse of what the album has to offer. Enjoy!

Voivod

Canadian progressive sci-fi metal innovators Voivod kick off the campaign for their new studio album Synchro Anarchy, scheduled for worldwide release on February 11th, 2022 via Century Media Records.

A first single off “Synchro Anarchy” has just been launched with the track “Planet Eaters”. Check it out in a video clip directed by Pierre Menetrier below.

Voivod drummer Michel “Away” Langevin commented about the track and the video:

On April 21st, 2021 an animated video for the song “Nothingface” popped up online. The video was done by Pierre Menetrier on an Amiga computer in 1991, which I thought was beyond cool. The spectacular imagery and visual effects were just perfect for a Voïvod song. After wrapping up the recording and mixing of the Synchro Anarchy album, we all agreed on “Planet Eaters” as the first single/video. We thought the song had a vintage “=”Nothingface”/”Hatröss” vibe, so I immediately contacted Pierre and asked him if he could make a video for the song. Once again, the result is just mind-blowing. You just can’t get more Voïvodian than that!

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Fullminator

Ex-Intergalactic warlords cloned from the evil cosmic conquer Colonel Roach to better fulfil his crusade of universal dominance, have successfully concealed their identity as the crossover thrash metal band, Fullminator. Having escaped through a prototype dimensional portal called the Nexus, they appeared in the streets of Puerto Rico in the year 2016 and have remained ever since.

The new single, “Cyberpathic”, was inspired by the cyberpunk aesthetic and themes of William Gibson’s Neuromancer and The Matrix trilogy. A mash-up of fictional and factual political theories is paired up with the melodic fun, along with the style of the streets of Chiba City and the fast pace of a speed-fuelled run through cyberspace.

We at Fullminator want to present to you our latest single “Cyberpathic” all the way from the year 2078, punch deck and get ahead of the simulation!

1945

Formed in the spring of 2016 (Salamanca/ Spain), 1945 is the result of the union of 5 experienced musicians from other bands (K-OS, Evil Rise, Sarah Evil). They wield an eclectic, vigorous mix of metal styles, full of strength and speed.

Their first EP (ACT I) was released in 2018 getting very good reviews from the specialized media. After a mini tour around Spain and the UK, a pandemic, and line-up changes 1945 release their full album Heavy Metal is Not For Sale on December 17th – 11 songs pure Heavy Metal made in Hell.

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Shake The Temple

Melbourne’s finest, Shake The Temple, have released a second official video from their recent full-length release, the self-titled Shake The Temple. The track is called The Devil’s Approach and is accompanied with with a horror inflected video in vintage black and white.

According to lead singer John Joseph, the production was originally a pipe dream:

I wanted to capture the origins of the song and I knew it was going to be a big effort. So I started with a storyboard, then shared it with our video director and incredibly he had the balls to take it on!

a-tota-so

Midlands based math-rockers a-tota-so are back though not quite as mathy as you might remember them. When Covid-19 hit the UK and the never ending lockdowns and lack of support for the music industry started signalling the end of live music for what many thought might be a very long time, a-tota-so decided to change things up and keep themselves busy working on their second album entitled Lights Out.

The biggest change sees the usually instrumental band enlisting a gang of their vocalist friends from the UK and Irish music scene, putting a fresh spin on their music and create something different this time around. Each of the 8 tracks boasts a different vocalist from the likes of Damien Sayell (The St Pierre Snake Invasion/Mclusky), Ashley Tubb (Sugar Horse), Jake O’Driscoll (God Alone) and Ellie Godwin (No Violet).

With most of the music being written during the first lockdown and recorded over winter 2020 at JT Soar, the legendary DIY venue and recording studio in Nottingham, the band sent a track to each of the vocalists they had in mind and they were given free reign to do what they wanted over the instrumentals. The result is an exciting and eclectic album which covers a wide range of genres and changes the bands sound completely.

Guitarist Marty Toner comments:

The album deals with a variety of themes including depression, anxiety, feeling lost and the general state of the world we are currently living in while providing hope that we can carry on with the things that we all love and enjoy in the future.

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