The lamentations about the fading glorious times of gothic culture has come to an end because when THE BLACK CAPES enter the stage, a whole dark world shines in new splendor. Where great icons such as TYPE O NEGATIVE, THE 69 EYES or THE SISTERS OF MERCY have been unchallenged in the gothic Olympus, finally there is a worthy successor from Athens.
Although THE BLACK CAPES are considered a newcomer due to their founding in 2016, the Greek musicians have already gained a lot of experience: who already has shared the stage with icons such as MONSTER MAGNET, PARADISE LOST, VADER, ROTTING CHRIST or SEPTIC FLESH, is also ready to compete with the elite of gothic rock and gothic metal.
With their debut album "All these Monsters" the Athenians impressively prove that they understand like no other, what has always been the spirit of the past. Effortlessly they combine this understatement with the modern sound of our time, creating a masterpiece of hard, gloomy riffs and Singing full of tension, feeling and roughness.
But this is not enough: "All these Monsters" also impresses with a strikingly artistic artwork by Seth Siro Anton, who has already worked for PARADISE LOST, MOONSPELL, SOILWORK, ARCH ENEMY and other icons.
“All these Monsters” is a masterpiece in all aspects, which starts the worthy prelude of a new era of gothic rock and gothic metal, and no one, who appreciates the beauty of dark music and has waited it for far too long, should miss this groundbreaking release.
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PS: Discover who is "Sarah The Witch" in their new music video!
Ladies & gentlemen, the weekend is here and the Wave-Gotik-Treffen is starting, so let's celebrate it with the release of the new Omnimar lyrics video "Jimmy"! If you like Darkwave music, this is for you!
This song is taken from the new album “Poison”, get it here:
With a steely riff, hypnotic beats and distorted vocals that barely betray earthly origins, V2A open the eternal gates to the underworld, and with their new album ‘Heretic’, ring in the soundtrack to the planet’s downfall!
Morbidly threatening visions of abnormal worlds appear before your inner eye as the German/British project ruminates on Valhalla and gradually sets you into a trance. The apocalyptic sound constructions, produced by the two creative heads Kevin Stewart (alias 304) and Ines Lehmann (alias 306), oscillate between EBM and industrial, enriched by dystopian technoid sounds.
‘Heretic’ comes across as being extremely hard, yet more focused, targeted and cinematic than anything that came before. V2A undergo constant evolution, moving in a maelstrom of innovative energies. With ‘Heretic’, they will once again conquer the black cyber temples of the Earth’s kingdom, leaving them in dust and ashes.
Those who were able to experience V2A on their previous tours, where they supported greats such as suicide commando, Combichrist, Funker Vogt and NACHTMAHR, will know what sort of hot steel these ambitious machine builders produce. ‘Heretic’ is the impressive foundation stone for their future. Mad Max would be really proud of them!
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What would have happened if LINKIN PARK would have continued with their nu metal of the 2000s by adding modern Djent-sounds as well as a theme revolving around the video games culture, all sprinkled with cynical punchlines and dark humor. The new double album of SMASH HIT COMBO would clearly be the worthy heir.
The name "L33T" (literally, "language of the elite") is a writing system using alphanumeric characters and being used by computer hackers. It is an international language that perfectly matches the concept of the new album of our 6 gamers from Alsace (France): 24 new songs, 12 in French and 12 in English, that are sung by the famous and talented rapper None Like Joshua (NLJ) from Atlanta (USA).
After their latest successful album "Playmore" which gave a big high kick to the nu metal genre, after their many tours in France, Japan, Russia and Canada, as well as many shows with bands like LIMP BIZKIT, GOJIRA , WALLS OF JERICHO, (Hed) PE, HACKTIVIST or MASS HYSTERIA, SMASH HIT COMBO are coming back with this uncompromising album and are determined to beat all the end bosses to place their new source code at the top of the international nu metal page.
Be ready for a festival of fatalities and special guitar strokes, but also for an international masterpiece alternating melodious songs in LINKIN PARK 2.0 mode and adrenaline power ups that will take you to the final stage of the nu metal of modern times.
Get the new SMASH HIT COMBO album as limited double CD digipak, download or streaming right here: