COLOURMIND Have Pulled Out The Stops In ‘Perfecting Failure’

ColourMind Are:
Jimmy Watson – Vocals/Guitar Jonny Essiech – Backing Vocals/Guitar
Tristan Chopping -Backing Vocals/Bass
Matt Wenke – Drums

Perth’s ColourMind is set to drop their highly anticipated album, “Perfecting Failure,” in October 2023, and they’ve unveiled their latest track, “Endless.” The band’s music is an explosion of melodious intensity, igniting with colossal riffs and thunderous percussion. The vocals emanate a sound that’s truly captivating. ColourMind’s music is a visceral manifestation of unadulterated authenticity, delving deep into the realm of relentless metal fervency.

Much like the anthems “Trust” and “Fight For My Life,” their latest single, “Endless,” keeps the fires of rock and pop-punk burning brightly within the band’s repertoire.

“Endless” showcases the quartet’s ability to craft yet another irresistibly contagious musical gem. The track boasts the quintessential components of rock, featuring vigorous drumming that resonates with every heartbeat.

This song also carries the unmistakable essence of pop-punk, with lyrics that are both catchy and anthemic, practically begging to be sung and shouted at the top of one’s lungs.

The accompanying video for “Endless” is a whimsical and captivating experience, weaving elements of magic and mystical rituals, ultimately culminating in a riveting live performance by the band. Its sure to entertain!

With each listen, ColourMind’s allure deepens, leaving an indelible mark on the listener’s musical consciousness.

Despite the weighty themes explored throughout the album, ColourMind’s music remains infused with an unwavering sense of hope and positivity. The band’s unwavering commitment lies in sharing their profound message and music with the widest possible audience.

Perfecting Failure, the debut album from alternative Aussies ColourMind, has been a long time in the making. Jonny first started writing and composing the songs on the album when he was just a young teenager and the band has been working tirelessly to bring these songs to life in the studio. The album was recorded by Jay Huxtable at Oracle Sound in Perth and is set to be released in October 2023.

The album tackles a range of important themes, including social and political issues that are close to the hearts of the band members. The album’s title, Perfecting Failure, refers to the human race’s tendency to make mistakes and cause destruction, particularly through the actions of corrupt politicians and greedy bankers who prioritize their own interests over the well-being of the planet and its inhabitants.

Despite the heavy themes addressed on the album, ColourMind’s music is infused with hope and positivity. The band’s focus is on sharing their message and music with as many people as possible, and they are excited to get their music heard as well as played on radio stations, reaching a wider audience. With their catchy melodies, powerful lyrics, and energetic performance, ColourMind is sure to make a lasting impact on the pop punk and metal music scenes.

01. Ouroboros
02. Fight For My Life
03. Neglect
04. Perfecting Failure
05. Wish It Was
07. Into The Forest
08. Say Goodbye
09. Friends With Enemies
10. Something To Me
11. Endless
12. Last Words
13. Perfecting Failure (Acoustic)

Perfecting Failure Release Date October 10th, 2023 via Sliptrick Records.

Band links: Facebook | Youtube | Instagram | On Sliptrick

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ENBOR ARNASA’S New Self Titled Thrash, Death Metal Album Out February 14th Via Sliptrick Records

ENBOR ARNASA Shows Thrash And Heavy Influences On His Self-Titled Album

Enbor Arnasa is the self-titled album from the Basque Country heavy metal project. Innocence, the desire not to complicate the listener and a lot of magic imbue the adventure of the album and above all metal. The thrash and heavy influences are obvious, after the many years of contact with these genres. There is also a touch of death metal and rock. Enbor Arnasa’s sensitivity and velocity in the guitar solos are a strong feature in the tracks and very importantly, the songs are sung entirely in the Euskara language. It is an approach to the Basque world, from its nights, its mountains, its forests, its farmhouses…

The album was created during confinement due to the pandemic and recorded, mixed and mastered by the singer and instrumentalist Iñaki Espartza (technician and producer at Geure Gogoa Recording Studio).

This is the first course of, what will be, the following albums by Enbor Arnasa. The sound is defined here. The way is started here!

Track Listing

1. Bihotzez

2. Onarpena

3. Berpiztu

4. Arratsaldetan

5. Eguzki bila

6. Sekula ez dut ahazten

7. Izar hori gara

8. Sortzen

9. Zer moduz

10. Eginahalak

11. Ogi txingar

Enbor Arnasa | Released February 14th, 2023 via Sliptrick Records

Enbor Arnasa is:
Iñaki Espartza – Vocals/Guitar/Bass/Drums

Band links: Facebook | Youtube | On Sliptrick

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Frances Sludge Doom Band AZKEN AUZI’S Self Titled Album Out Now!

Hailing from Toulon, France, Sludge Doom force AZKEN AUZIannounces the signing with Italian powerhouse label Argonauta Records.

It was in the Spring of 2021 that Ludo, Laurent & Fred decided to explore an even darker and more tormented side to their understanding of music, emerging out of the remnants of MANIAC(death metal) and TOM IS FAT(noisy rock), AZKEN AUZIcombines doom/sludge but also more atmospheric passages.

Rapidly things took form, one composition and concert after another, until it was decided to record a first demo single “I Hate You” which received a very positive feedback.

It was just a matter of time before the band should decide to studio record their first album.

FFO: Electric Wizard, Acid King, Weedeater, Alice In Chains, Sleep, Celtic Frost, Yob, Darkthrone, Monolord, Beherit, Mayhem

Track Listing:

01 Disgrace
02 Azken Auzi
03 I Hate You
04 Rho Scorpii
05 K.R.L.H.
06 Home

Country: France
Genre: Sludge Doom
Label: Argonauta Records
Release date: January 13th, 2023


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Blackened Death Metal band SELF DECEIVER’S Album Across the Styx Available On All Streaming Platforms

Self-Deceiver is a Blackened Death Metal band formed in Sao Paulo, Brazil, in 2012 by Jorge and Sergio who moved back to Bogota, Colombia, in 2016. The band was inspired by European (mainly Scandinavian) Black and Death Metal bands, but there are also influences from the American Death Metal scene of the 80s and 90s, resulting in a mix of tempos in each song, with melodic parts, middle beats, blast beats with tremolo guitars, symphonic/classical elements and guttural vocals.

Lyrically and philosophically speaking, Self-Deceiver is inspired by human existence and its meaning, and by human actions such as violence, the search for glory, war, deceit, the hypocrisy of religions, among other topics. For the band, creating an atmosphere and deliver a message through their music is key over just being an extreme band.

Nowdays the band is still conformed by the same two members and in December of 2022 released the first album entitled Across The Styx, which is a compilation of songs composed during the Brazilian and Colombian period.

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MINDLESS HOPE Reveal The Depths Of Our ‘Mental Truancy’

Mindless Hope is:
Matt Grosse – Lead/Rhythm Guitar | Mark David – Vocals | Travis Ebner – Drums | Frank Neill – Bass | Rob Covello – Rhythm/Lead Guitar

US progressive metal group Mindless Hope new album Mental Truancy is released on CD via Sliptrick Records on January 17th, 2023. The group is made up of five unique personalities that bring their eclectic influences to every song. Soaring, multi-part harmonies combined with a driving progressive metal sound, best describes the group.

The band feel the defining message of Mental Truancy is that everyone goes through stuff. We all go through something. Everyone responds differently to those experiences, and some may persevere, and others may succumb. The point is, we all individually go through this emotional rollercoaster of life and may respond differently to similar situations, but we all collectively should be able to have the empathy to relate to each other’s individual experiences.

Mental Truancy was recorded, engineered, mixed, produced, edited and mastered by Matt Grosse and was co-produced by Mark David and Travis Ebner. The album Art is by Brittany Sutherland AKA OpalAcorn.

01. A Bleak Scenario 02. F.Y.I
03. Paradigm
04. Detachments
05. Eugenics
06. Passive Defiance 07. The Blind Bleeding the Blind
08. Infinite Blue
09. Close Proximity
10. Suffer the Pain 11. Void
12. Closing July

Mental Truancy | Released January 17th, 2023 via Sliptrick Records

Band links: Official Website | Facebook | Youtube | Instagram | On Sliptrick

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New Album ‘Break The Oath’ By Stoner Doom Band PANDER Out January 20th Via Argonauta Records


Meindert Pander – Vocals/Guitars
Jurgen de Raad – Bass/Backing Vocals
Peter de Bruin – Drums/Electronic Textures/Backing Vocals

Stoner doom band PANDER unveil new single ‘Earth’s Face’ off up-coming album ‘Break The Oath’ out January 20th, 2023 via powerhouse label Argonauta Records. Watch the video below.

Since 2011 Pander – set up in the Frisian Netherlands – brings on their heavy loaded dirt. Debut demo GO (2012) came forward with effective forthright stoner metal.

Follow-up Fierce Self (2015) gained even more weight and let catchy grooves flourish plentifully. Meanwhile a rather big amount of gigs were played.

Late summer 2017 the four piece became a three piece. A change of sound implied this powertrio’s increase of more thickened and rude riffage, resulting in dense, doomy songs on the now new album Break the Oath. Varied, slow- and more fast-paced songs, that bear brooding tensions – encapsulating gloomy and psychedelic atmospheres.

While lyrically bringing certain firm critical notes to the table on our existence and human behaviour. Or, putting forward themes that deal with humanity’s place within the big picture of our universe or, a tangible topic like loss.


“It is with a great delight that Pander caught up with Argonauta Records in spring 2022! The signing fulfilled the band’s intent to bring their heavy loaded stoner gloom to a next step, getting in touch with that specific record label which beholds the stylistic vibes Pander is expressing. Gero Lucisano’s Argonauta Records has it all; the wide ranged stoner-sludge-doom amalgam the variety of bands on the label are flagging. So, therefore, Argonauta’s respond to Pander making contact with the company back then, assembles an appreciation of the band’s creative output!”    

FFO: Queens Of The Stone Age, Torche, Mastodon, Monster Magnet and Karma to Burn

Track Listing:

1. Earth’s Face
2. Ordeal
3. Deceit
4. It Burns
5. Break the Oath
6. Victimized
7. Krush
8. Bonha
9. Inside
10. Lost

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Extreme Sludge Doom Metal Band RAUM KINGDOM Breaks Barriers With Their New Single ‘Red Admiral’

Dave Lee – Vocals
Andrew Colohan – Guitars
Niall Gregory – Bass
Mark Gilchrist – Drums

Irish atmospheric Post-Metal, Sludge and Doom quartet RAUM KINGDOM has a new and very Impressive EP coming out titled Monarch to be released January 27th 2023. Dave Lee leads the pack with his unreal and haunting vocals.

After the tragic and sudden passing of bass player Ronan Connor in March 2021, RAUM KINGDOM wanted to release music to honor Ronan’s memory.

The song Red Admiral is a tale of woe and regret, the antagonist is in a self imposed prison dealing with intense guilt and angst. The intro is a utopian dreamscape sound that carries the listener deep into the trenches of misguided sadness and fear. The song hits in waves of melancholy despair and peaks of ferocious hard hitting metal.

This is an album you must have in your collection. This album is well written and composed. Raum Kingdom adeptly maneuvers the listener into a auditory hallucination.

Grateful and humbled by the inundation of positive reviews and attention from music critics, webzines and fans from across the globe, haunting, fearful, Raum Kingdom continue to create hype in the community by doing what they passionately enjoy doing.

RAUM KINGDOM started out in late 2013 on the east coast of Ireland when singer Dave Lee and guitarist Andrew Colohan set out to create a soul crushing experience of sonics. When long time friends, bassist Ronan Connor and drummer Mark Gilchrist joined the line up, the project was ready to express itself.

Exploring their collective passion for all heavy genres of music, the four-piece began to channel that energy into what would turn out to be RAUM KINGDOM’s first, self-titled five track EP, self-released in April 2014. Taken unawares by the instant and positive critical response, RAUM KINGDOM‘s ability to resound with their audience comes from their heart for turning negativity into positivity and the ethos of having a blast doing what they have a passion for. To date, the band has completed numerous shows on the Euro circuit, and released an EP, a split EP with Belgian group All We Expected, and their much acclaimed debut album ‘Everything & Nothing’, a one hour sonic journey of redemtion and hope.

After the sudden and sad passing of bass player Ronan Connor in March 2021, RAUM KINGDOMwanted to release their last recordings and writings in respect for Ronan’s memory. 

Their new effort is something beyond everything: emotive, melodic, atmospheric and hypnotizing. A musical journey for our deep senses.

Pre-order Monarch here:

Red Admiral


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Check Out New Music From Atmospheric Post – Metal Band CLOUDY SKIES

Frances CLOUDY SKIES’S new Dreamgaze Atmospheric Post-metal album ‘Changes’ will be coming out via Argonauta Records January 20th.

CLOUDY SKIES, Dreamgaze Atmospheric Post-metal, Est. 2019 Paris France, is a duo led by Lionel & Nicolas who both belonged to Ambryo(metal/hardcore 2000-2009) and Eyes Front North (Blackened Postmetal 2009-2019).

The main idea for this new project was to literally “change” direction by crafting an odd and beautiful landscape nourished by not only “Metal” but also many other music genres Lionel and Nicolas love such as indierock, ambient, post rock, alternative…

As songs are the reflection of the composer’s soul, it was important for them to impregnate their emotions into their music. It could sound like a cliché but sensitivity is part of CLOUDY SKIES and the last 2 years they have been through with Covid-19 and lockdown have helped a lot to write in that direction.

Lionel and Nicolas composed and recorded everything except drums. For that task they hired the talented Conny Pettersson (ANATAETERNAL LIESTROJAN DOGS…) to perform subtle, ethereal, groovy and brutal drum parts. The band focused on sound quality and took particular care in fine-tuning track mixing. As for the mastering, it has been processed by the great Magnus Lindberg responsible for many great albums (CULT OF LUNAGHOSTSWITCHBLADEPG.LOST…). This results in a clear, spacious and massive audio experience.

FFO: Deafheaven, Solstafir, Caspian, Cult of Luna, Katatonia

Check out their new single ‘Another Dream’ below:

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SludgeDoom Band AZKEN AUZI Signs With Italian Powerhouse Label Argonauta Records. New Self Titled Album Out January 13th!

Hailing from Toulon, France, Sludge Doom force AZKEN AUZI announces the signing with Italian powerhouse label Argonauta Records.

It was in the Spring of 2021 that Ludo, Laurent & Fred decided to explore an even darker and more tormented side to their understanding of music, emerging out of the remnants of MANIAC(death metal) and TOM IS FAT(noisy rock), AZKEN AUZIcombines doom/sludge but also more atmospheric passages.

Rapidly things took form, one composition and concert after another, until it was decided to record a first demo single “I Hate You” which received a very positive feedback.

It was just a matter of time before the band should decide to studio record their first album.

FFO: Electric Wizard, Acid King, Weedeater, Alice In Chains, Sleep, Celtic Frost, Yob, Darkthrone, Monolord, Beherit, Mayhem

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Black Metallers FUNERAL MASS New Album Shadow of the Raventhrone Out Now!

Band Members:

Kamil Żerański – Guitars and vocals
Dmytro Kvashnin – Guitars
Jerzy Wieliński – Bass
Ignacy Macikowski – Drums

Formed in June 2018 Funeral Mass represents melodic black metal with influences both of modern, ambitious metal style and old-school Scandinavian melodic scene. From the very beginning, the band quickly developed its sound which results in the first recording released on October 31st, 2018 – “Cold Winds of Desolation EP”. In 2019, Funeral Mass, by the hand of Mara Production, releases its first full album called “At the Crossroads of Dark Paths”. In July 2020 the second album shows up – “Forgotten Kingdoms of the North” – released by the band itself. Currently, Funeral Mass is preparing to reveal its newest album: “Shadow of the Raventhrone”.

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Black Metallers Nazghor (Swe) – Seventh Secular Crusade Out Now!

Nazghor’s seventh album – Seventh Secular Crusade – will be released 25th of November 2022. Seventh Secular Crusade is the band’s best production this far. The album is mixed and mastered by Pentagram Studios (Rotting Christ, Acherontas, Lucifer’s Child).

Nazghor comments: “Seventh Secular Crusade” is a massive experience of darkness and light. This is our best record to date, and we could not be more ready to share the result with you. It has everything that people expect from Nazghor, excellent melodies, dark atmosphere and raw power. We have raised the bar in both songwriting and production. We believe in this album, and we want to make sure that no one miss the opportunity to witness our greatest opus.

Cover and tracklisting are as follows:
01 – Massive Omen Paradox
02 – Fulminating Fire
03 – A Crown Soaked In Blood
04 – Sons of shadows
05 – Beyond The Grave
06 – Primordial Lineage
07 – Seventh Secular Crusade

Nazghor emerged on a dark winter night in November 2012 from the unholy city of Uppsala. Since then, Nazghor has released six albums bringing a pure, and still melodic, black metal of death. The band has toured and played at several festivals across Europe as well as acting as support band for Batushka and Uada.

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Black Metallers ALDAARON’S New Album Arcane Mountain Cult Out Now!

Band Line Up:
Morkk- Drums
Voldr - Vocals, Guitar
Thol - Bass
Ioldar- Vocals, Guitar

Aldaaron came to light in the year 2004 in the obscure forests of the Alps.

Drawing its inspiration from the mysticism of Nature and from an idealised and distant past, the music of Aldaaron is the union of furious epic melodies and atmospheric parts.

The lyrics express the solitude, sadness and might that some can feel standing alone on a mountaintop or walking by night in a winter forest, communing with the spirit of the age-old woods and the eternally snow-covered summits.

Aldaaron return with their brand new album Arcane Mountain Cult! out now through released Paragon Records.

Once again, they continue down their dark path with harsh Pagan Black metal, where Supreme Silence left off. Their music is violent one moment and atmospheric the next, with all elements blending seamlessly. The imagery the band projects fits in their music perfectly! They truly stand alone in the French and worldwide scene!

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Buy Arcane Mountain Cult Here

1. Arcane Mountain Cult
2. The Antagonist
3. Pride & Sorrow
4. Adorned with Frost - part I
5. Adorned with Frost - part Il