• 09/12/2011 REIGN OF THE ARCHITECT – New Song Premiere 2

    REIGN OF THE ARCHITECT – New Song Premiere
    [ovupdate d="09/12/2011"] “Distant Similarities”, a brand new song from REIGN OF THE ARCHITECT can be streamed at the band’s official website.

    Update (11/11/2011): REIGN OF THE ARCHITECT revealed the cover artwork of its debut album, “Rise”. The artwork was made by Israeli artist Eliran Kantor (TESTAMENT, SODOM, ATHEIST).

    Original News Item: Yuval Kramer, producer / guitarist for Israeli Prog-Metal band AMASEFFER, announced a project called REIGN OF THE ARCHITECT – a new Sci-Fi saga, featuring some well-known guest musicians and vocalists. REIGN OF THE ARCHITECT is an international collaboration started by Mauricio Bustamante (Mexican drummer), and Yuval himself. It has been in production for the last 4 years. The story, which the band has yet to reveal, will unfold over the course of 2 albums. The first part to be released in early 2012 – “a fit year for an ending of a tale” they say.

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  • 06/12/2011 HAMMERCULT To Enter Studio This Month 0

    HAMMERCULT To Enter Studio This Month
    Israeli Thrash Metal newcomers HAMMERCULT, who recently won Wacken Open Air’s annual “Metal Battle” competition, will enter the studio in late December to record their debut full-length album – to be released next year via Germany’s Sonic Attack Records. HAMMERCULT recently finished a 17-date European tour as main support for American Crossover legends D.R.I.. The album will be mixed by Danish producer and musician Jacob Bredahl (vocalist of THE KANDIDATE, ex-HATESPHERE) at his own Dead Rat Studios in Aarhus, Denmark. Artwork for the album will be provided by Israeli artist Eliran Kantor (who previously worked with TESTAMENT, SODOM, COMMUNIC and ATHEIST among others). HAMMERCULT will tour extensively all around Europe during 2012. More details and updates are available at the band’s official Facebook page.

  • 30/11/2011 MOONSKIN Returns After A Six-Year Hiatus 1

    MOONSKIN Returns After A Six-Year Hiatus
    Israeli Dark Metal band MOONSKIN, which operated between 2003 and 2006, returns after a long hiatus of six years. The band’s current line-up includes: Yishai Schwartz (Vocals – ex-NAIL WITHIN, BETRAYER), Rafi Moore (Guitars – DISTORTED), Matan Shmuely (Drums – ORPHANED LAND) and Maor Appelbaum (Bass – ex-SLEEPLESS), with addition of Ov Metal’s reporter Alex Karlinsky (Keyboards – ACROPOLIS) and Elad Maidan (Guitars).

    Commented MOONSKIN: “It’s an amazing feeling to continue where we stopped in 2006, this time with new emotions, way and vision that will be a direct continuation of a journey that began in 2003. We had a difficult journey but we never officially announced that it was over. We return to full activity, a new album will be recorded during 2012 as well as our first concert in six years, supporting DARK TRANQUILLITY [May 5th, 2012]. It’s thrilling to create, write and perform again. Expect more updates soon.” Meanwhile, you can watch a video footage from the band’s 2006 concert in support of EPICA.

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  • 28/11/2011 New Songs By SPAWN OF EVIL And MAGNOLIA 0

    Couple of Israeli Metal bands released some brand new songs: First is veteran Death Metal band SPAWN OF EVIL, with the tracks – “Blackout” ,“Flames Of History” and “Fight For Balance”. The songs come off the band’s new album, “Ecstatic Aggressive Behavior”, which was recorded recently.

    Another band to release fresh tracks is MAGNLIA, who returned after 4 years of absence. The band, originally formed in 2005 by ex-members of HAND MADE GOD, released its debut EP in 2006, before splitting in 2007. According to band members, they’re style is more in the direction of Math Metal, unlike the material on the EP, which was more Stoner / Sludge oriented. You can listen to the songs – “They Will End You” and “Drowning” – on the band’s Facebook Page.

  • 18/11/2011 KNA’AN To Disband / Releases 2nd Album 0

    KNA’AN To Disband / Releases 2nd Album
    Israeli melodic Death Metal band KNA’AN has issued the following update: “KNA’AN was formed back in 2002 and since went through many ups and downs. Over the last couple of years, we worked on our second album, called “Nations”. Unfortunately, we had several disputes that could not be bridged, so after much speculation and deliberation, we decided it was time to head on a new road. Despite this decision, most of our new album has been written and recorded (on a pre-production level) – so we chose to release the existing material for your enjoyment… We want to thank all the band members, past and present, our PR and street teams, and all of our friends and fans who supported throughout the years. See you soon on new musical adventures!” You can listen / download “Nations” through KNA’AN’s Facebook, SoundCloud and Last.FM pages.

  • 14/11/2011 PROWLERS And SYSTEMA TELEION In A New Project 0

    Singer Yochai Davidoff (PROWLERS, ex-ACROPOLIS) and guitarist Adi Almagor (SYSTEMA TELEION) are collaborating in a new project called ABIROLAM. “The story of ABIROLAM began last April,” they say, “We met each other and immediately went to music. We knew that we see eye to eye, hear ear to ear and that we both share the passion for Melodic Metal. We started writing, and already accumulated material for almost a whole album.” Recently ABIROLAM were joined by drummer Elad Yitzhaki (PROWLERS), with hopes to be on stage as soon as possible. Meanwhile, to get a first impression from ABIROLAM, you can listen to three demo songs – “Into Forever”, “Caught In The Devil’s Web” and “Chance For A Miracle” – on their Facebook page. Lyrics and vocal melodies were written by Yochai, while the playback was produced, played, orchestrated and programmed by Adi. Mixing was made by Jonathan Barak from “Sonic”.

  • 14/11/2011 For The 3rd Time – OPETH In Israel 0
    For The 3rd Time – OPETH In Israel
    Swedish progressive metallers OPETH will return to Israel for one show on March 10th, 2012, at the “Hangar 11″ in Tel-Aviv. After two successful (and sold out) concerts, the band will arrive in support of its latest album “Heritage”, which was released last September. OPETH’s tenth studio album was produced by vocalist / guitarist Mikael Åkerfeldt and recorded earlier this year in Atlantis Studios, Stockholm. Mixing duties were handled by Steven Wilson (PORCUPINE TREE) and Åkerfeldt. The album’s cover artwork and artistic side were handled by Travis Smith, who previously worked with the band. Tickets are available through RavenMetal and Metalshop for the price of 269 NIS.

    This Event Has Already Took Place!


    Israeli Melodic Death Metallers PREY FOR NOTHING has inked a deal with Germany’s Massacre Records. The label, which hosts such bands as ANVIL, DARKANE and MYSTIC PROPHECY, will release the band’s sophomore album, “Against All Good & Evil”, on December 9th. The album was recorded at Hertz Studios in Poland and its cover artwork was made by Paul Gerrard – a lead artist in Hollywood who worked on such films as “District 9″ and “Battle: Los Angeles”, as well as on the latest MACHINE HEAD album. Commented vocalist Yotam “Defiler” Avni: “It’s a huge honor to sign with a label that spawned many bands I grew up on in the 90′s such as ATROCITY and KING DIAMOND… We feel part of the big league, they treat us nicely and we’re very excited about the exposure we’re going to have.” PREY FOR NOTHING previously released an official video for the song “My Final Relapse”. The clip is the first in a series of four planned videos.

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  • 25/10/2011 ABORTED To Release “Global Flatline” In January 0

    ABORTED To Release “Global Flatline” In January
    [ovupdate d="25/10/2011"]Century Media released the digital single of the title track, “Global Flatline” [artwork on the right]. You can listen to the single and watch the album’s trailer below.

    Original News Item: Belgian / American / Israeli Death Metallers ABORTED have completed work on their seventh studio album, “Global Flatline”, for a January 2012 release via Century Media. The CD was recorded, mixed, and mastered by the Jacob Hansen (PESTILENCE, HATESPHERE) at Hansen Studios in Denmark. The artwork was once again created by Justin Osbourn from Slasher Design. “Global Flatline” features several guest vocalists, such as Trevor Strnad (THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER), Julien Truchan (BENIGHTED), Jason Netherton (MISERY INDEX), and Keiijo Niinima (ROTTEN SOUND). A video for the track “Origin Of Disease” was shot in the U.K. this summer with director Phil Berridge. Listen To The New Single / Watch Trailer »

  • 12/10/2011 ORPHANED LAND In Final Rehearsals 0

    ORPHANED LAND In Final Rehearsals
    Last Tuesday, ORPHANED LAND members were busy rehearsing for their upcoming show on Thursday, celebrating the release of their brand new DVD “The Road To OR-Shalem”. It wasn’t a regular rehearsal, since the band had a special guest – Israeli guitarist Yehuda Caesar, who’s also going to take part in the upcoming event by performing alongside the band a few songs by legendary Israeli singer, Zohar Argov. What distinguishes Caesar, is that his playing style was originally developed by listening and watching artists such as PINK FLOYD, DEEP PURPLE and LED ZEPPELIN. Without any formal musical education, Caesar started playing on traditional instruments before moving on to guitar, and that’s actually is the magic behind his unique sound.

    For Exclusive Rehearsal Photos & More!

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