FRENCH BAND KARRAS GRIND OUT DEAL WITH M-THEORY AUDIO,
FIRST NEW MUSIC VIDEO AND SINGLE ONLINE NOW
M-Theory Audio is pleased to announce that extreme power trio, KARRAS, has signed to the label for their next full-length studio effort. The Paris, France-based group formed in 2017 to combine old-school death metal and grindcore influences with their own spin. To introduce the band, we ask you spare only 13 seconds and check out the band’s brand new video, “Demons Got Rhythm,” HERE (single on all streaming/download services).
“We are proud to announce we’ve signed with North America’s M-Theory Audio label,” comments bassist/vocalist Diego Janson. “Besides a solid and prime worldwide distribution, M-theory Audio has a very artist-friendly approach that we were absolutely looking for. Owner Marco Barbieri has loads of experience in the metal community and we are very proud to work with him and his team!”
“KARRAS came to my attention simply from an email submission. Something just struck me upon listening to the group’s latest material that convinced me to give it repeated spins,” explains label founder Marco Barbieri. “You’ll come to hear with further audio samples that the band’s oftentimes harsh attacks are also insanely infectious.”
“Demons Got Rhythm” while a short blast only shows one facet of the group’s talents so don’t think you know the whole story simply from this kick to the face. The song comes from the group’s sophomore album, ‘We Poison Their Young,’ to be released this fall so watch for more news and preorders.
Named as an ode to the life and death of Father Damian Karras from the cult horror film, The Exorcist, the trio are as equally compelling, sinister and evolving as the popular movie. Delivering a mix of punk-crust, grindcore and early ‘90s raw death metal KARRAS made quite an impression on the European scene with 2020’s debut, ‘None More Heretic’ (Verycords). That and the forthcoming are intense displays of the band’s effort to resurrect his legacy and to give Father Karras a second chance but moreso to deliver a deafening way of reasoning.
More information on KARRAS and the upcoming album release will be revealed in the weeks to come at www.facebook.com/karrasband and by M-Theory Audio.
Polish Black Metal Pagans VARMIA release new single “agre”
New Album Out June 16th
Paying tribute to their Baltic pagan roots, the Olsztyn quartet return to the black metal fold with an impious mix of traditional, ancient, and dark metallurgy
VARMIA’s nie nas widzę to be released June 16th on M-Theory Audio
Stream new single “agre” HERE
New “agre” visualizer online now HERE
Hot off the road supporting countrymen Hate on 8 dates across Poland, VARMIA release a second sampling from their new album in the digital single/visualizer for “agre.”
“agre” comes from the anticipated new album, nie nas widzę, the fourth release from black metal pagans, VARMIA, which will be in stores and online June 16th.
"The track ‘agre’ belongs to the Fire Cult part of the record. It's not an anthemic song like [first single] ‘DAINA 4.’ It's not an invocation, but rather a description of how the Fire manifests in our lives. How the safe warmth can turn into a scorching flame. Hopefully this also unveils more about the structure of the whole album,” describes vocalist/guitarist Lasota.
Originally formed in Olsztyn by composer Lasota, VARMIA has carried the torch for instrumental alchemy in their native Poland since 2016. Fusing together black metal with archaic influences ranging from Baltic folk to music from the historical region of Warmia, the resultant sound is as compelling as it is progressive.
Employing traditional ethnic instrumentation such as the tagelharpa, goat horn, wood tuba and krivula, the quartet create visceral and dark metal landscapes that are both sonically and technically enthralling. Channeling the powerful spirit of early-Enslaved and Satyricon with the ethnic elements that has come to shape acts such as Wardruna and Heilung, nie nas widzę is the sound of a band at the height of their musical powers.