We are pleased to announce that we will be releasing 3 new CDs under the Soundmass label at the beginning of April, all of which are now available for pre-order on our webstore.
First, there is the long-awaited release of the first full-length for South Australia metallers Synnove. You can expect music that has moved away from the symphonic/gothic influences of their debut self-titled EP to a more aggressive twin-guitar black metal sound, with plenty of melodic doses of doom and death along the way. “The Whore and the Bride” is a musical dialogue between brutality and beauty, dissonance and harmony, groove and chaos, with a life affirming message that there is something beyond the darkness. This 50 minute epic is recommended for fans of Emperor, My Dying Bride and Bathory. Make sure you also check out their revamped MySpace site: www.myspace.com/synnovemetal
Next we have the debut album for Australian band Martyrs Shrine. Although this name might be new to the scene, it is the creation of Michael Carlisle and Mike Forsberg, both former members of the legendary Mortification. Martyrs Shrine’s self-titled debut, a 50 minute culmination of years of song-writing plus their love for extreme metal in its truest form, features a unique blend of death/thrash metal. If you liked Mick and Mike's previous work with Mortification, you will love this album. The lads have gone back to their roots and recorded an old-school death metal album with modern production - just real instruments with real playing and great mixing. With Mick’s distinctive signature guitar sound and Mike’s unique death vocals, this is recommended for fans of early Mortification, Bolt Thrower and Napalm Death.
Lastly, hailing from Germany, we have Eternal Emperor’s debut EP “In The Beginning”, delivering heavy blackened death metal with thrash influences and doom metal passages. We are thrilled for this to be the first non-Australian release on the Soundmass label. Think Antestor mixed with My Silent Wake and Sacrificium and you have an idea of what this fantastic introduction to Eternal Emperor sounds like.
We are also extremely pleased to announce the signing of brand new Australian band Dei Elithaeon. Residing in our home state of Victoria, this talented group play a fine blend of thrash, death and progressive metal. Their debut album will be released mid 2008 but in the meantime you can check out a couple of “works in progress” on their MySpace site, where they will also be updating recordings and blogging their efforts as the album progresses: www.myspace.com/deielithaeon
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