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Aztec Folk Metal Group CEMICAN Unveils Video For New Song 'La Que Baja De Las Estrellas'

New album 'In Ohtli Teoyohtica In Miquiztli' due August 23; band to perform at Hellfest on Sunday

 

On the eve of their Sunday appearance at France's largest annual metal festival, Hellfest, Mexico's CEMICAN have premiered a lyric video for a new song from their forthcoming third album (and M-Theory Audio debut), “In Ohtli Teoyohtica In Miquiztli” (“the mystical path of the dead”). Check out “La Que Baja De Las Estrellas” (“the one that comes down from the stars”) HERE.

 

Says the band, “This song represents the essence of CEMICAN and reflects in the music a tribute to death, with atmospheres created in the initial passage that transport you to the mystic ritual via the dark sound of the pre-Hispanic instruments.”

 

The music of CEMICAN – whose name means “the duality of life and death” in the Aztecan language of Nahuatl (spoken by 2 million people in Central Mexico) – incorporates elements of the legends, mysticism and ideologies of ancient Mexican culture. Due August 23, the group's new album further explores those themes, as the title refers to fallen warriors who travel to Mictlan, the underworld in Aztec mythology.

 

Featuring striking cover artwork designed by Jesús Lhysta (Rotted Artist / Extreme Metal Artworks), “In Ohtli Teoyohtica In Miquiztli” is now available for pre-order on CD and limited-edition black vinyl at our Webstore. As with CEMICAN's previous releases, the album sees the group combine the modern instrumentation of a rock band with traditional pre-Hispanic instruments.

 

“In Ohtli Teoyohtica In Miquiztli” track listing:

1) Guerreros de Cemican

2) La Que Baja De Las Estrellas

3) Itlach In Mictlantecuhtli

4) Cuando Los Muertos Suspiran (Mihcailhuitl)

5) Ritual

6) Luna Desmembrada

7) Atemaxaque

8) El Respiro De La Tierra (Tlatecuhtli)

9) Diosa De Todos Los Dioses

10) Tzitzimime (Danza De Los Huesos)

11) Azteca Soy

12) Donde Nace El Viento (Ehecatl)

 

After independently releasing two albums and performing alongside some of metal's top names (Amon Amarth, Korpiklaani, Ensiferum, Eluveitie, etc.) in their native Mexico, CEMICAN experienced a breakout year in 2018. In addition to their single/video “Guerreros de Cemican” receiving regular airplay on SiriusXM's Liquid Metal, the six-piece group was invited to perform at the Paris edition of the Download Festival and Germany's Wacken Open Air, as well as Force Fest – described by Revolver as “Mexico's premier open-air festival” – and Hell & Heaven Fest in their home country.  The band's momentum continued to build in early 2019, when they were invited to perform at two European winter festivals – France's Cernunnos Pagan Fest and Germany's Wacken Winter Nights.

 

CEMICAN is:

Tlipoca – Drums

Tecuhtli – Guitar/vocals

Ocelotl – Bass/backing vocals

Yei Tochtli – Pre-Hispanic Instruments

Mazatecpatl – Pre-Hispanic Instruments

Xaman-Ek – Rituals/Dance/Pre-Hispanic Instruments

 

For more information:

www.facebook.com/CemicanMex

www.instagram.com/cemican_mex

www.m-theoryaudio.com

 

SWORN ENEMY Unveils 'Seeds Of Hate' Video, Announces 'Gamechanger' European Tour

 

On the heels of a successful North American tour with veteran thrashers Sacred Reich, the Queens, New York-based metallic hardcore heavyweights SWORN ENEMY have announced the first European tour in support of their acclaimed new album “Gamechanger.” The trek – the group's first international performances since they embarked on a European tour last year celebrating the 15th anniversary of their Jamey Jasta-produced debut album “As Real As It Gets” – kicks off July 31 in Prague, Czech Republic. The complete itinerary appears below.

 

“We're stoked about going back to Europe and being able to play some songs from our new album 'Gamechanger,'” says vocalist Sal Lococo. “See you all in the pit!”

 

In conjunction with the tour announcement, SWORN ENEMY has unveiled a new music video for the “Gamechanger” track “Seeds of Hate.” The clip – which premiered yesterday via Germany's Rock Hard – can be seen HERE.


Says Lococo, “We had a lot of fun doing the video for 'Seeds of Hate' in Brooklyn at one of my favorite spots, The Kingsland. Tons of friends came down to help out and Bryan Bishop and his crew did a fantastic job filming. Hope you all enjoy it!”

 

Produced by Robb Flynn (Machine Head) and mixed/mastered by Zack Ohren (Suffocation, Fallujah, Warbringer), the hard-knuckled “Gamechanger” expertly fuses metal, thrash and New York hardcore. Earlier this year, first single “Prepare For Payback” cracked the “Devil's Dozen” request countdown on SiriusXM's Liquid Metal channel. The band subsequently unveiled a music video for another new song, “Coming Undone".

 

SWORN ENEMY was first signed by Hatebreed frontman Jamey Jasta, who released the group's first two EPs on his Stillborn Recordings label in 2001 and 2002. He also produced the band's full-length debut, “As Real As It Gets,” memorably praised by Lambgoat as “music that inspires you to want to beat the living piss out of the next unsuspecting person who walks in the room.” The album was released by Elektra Records in 2003, a year that saw the band deliver memorable performances on tour with Ozzfest. In the 15 years since, SWORN ENEMY has released five additional albums of punishing metallic hardcore and toured with a number of notable acts, including Anthrax, Mastodon, Fear Factory, Sepultura, Suicide Silence, Dying Fetus, Earth Crisis, Madball, Biohazard and Hatebreed.

 

“‘Gamechanger’ lives up to its title in its ability to continually blur the lines of thrash metal and hardcore in a way that seamlessly incorporates the best of both worlds.” – Metal Nexus

 

“A solid dose of NY hardcore that does exactly what it sets out to do – break bones and knock out teeth with its caustic energy.” – Dead Rhetoric

 

“A perfect combination of hardcore, thrash and groove... one of the strongest, most well put-together crossover records I’ve heard in nearly decade.” – Metal Injection

 

SWORN ENEMY live:

06/21   Clifton, NJ – Harp N Bard

06/22   Altoona, PA – Four Dee's Lounge (Brick By Brick 7 Fest)

07/19   Feeding Hills, MA – American Legion Post 185 (New England Bloodfest II)

07/20   Bangor, ME – Downunder Club (Slaycation)

07/31   Prague, CZE – Fatal Music Club
08/01   Budweis, CZE – Mc Fabrika
08/02   Novi Sad, SER – B612
08/03   Rasnov, ROM – Rockstadt Extreme Fest
08/04   Budapest, HUN – Durer Kert
08/05   Vienna, AUT – Viper Room
08/07   Siegen, GER – Vortex
08/08   Rotterdam, NET – Baroeg
08/09   Leeuwarden, NET – Into The Grave
08/10   Dusseldorf, GER – Pitcher
08/11   London, UK – Old Blue Last
08/12   Leicester, UK – The Shed
08/13   Lille, FRA – Bobble Café

08/14   Aalst, BEL - Cinema

Mexican Folk Metal Band CEMICAN Unveils Cover Art For New Album

'In Ohtli Teoyohtica In Miquiztli' due August 23; band to perform at Hellfest Open Air in France next weekend

 

The Mexican-based Aztec folk metal group CEMICAN – who combine the modern instrumentation of a metal band with traditional pre-Hispanic instruments – will release their third album (and M-Theory Audio debut), “In Ohtli Teoyohtica In Miquiztli” (“the mystical path of the dead”), on August 23. The cover art was designed by Jesús Lhysta (Rotted Artist / Extreme Metal Artworks).

 

The music of CEMICAN, a name that means “the duality of life and death” in the Aztec language of Nahuatl (spoken by 2 million people in Central Mexico), incorporates elements of the legends, mysticism and ideologies of ancient Mexican culture. The new album further explores those themes, as the title refers to fallen warriors who travel to Mictlan, the underworld in Aztec mythology.

 

CEMICAN will unveil a new song from the album next week, on the eve of the group's appearance at the noted French festival Hellfest. The band’s theatrical live performances features makeup and clothing inspired by Aztecan legends, as well as dancers and pre-Hispanic instruments.

After independently releasing two albums and performing alongside some of metal's top names (Eluveitie, Korpiklaani, Ensiferum, Amon Amarth) in their native Mexico, CEMICAN experienced a breakout year in 2018. In addition to their single/video “Guerreros de Cemican” (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9UTRDQtpgL8) receiving regular airplay on SiriusXM's Liquid Metal, the six-piece group was invited to perform at the Paris edition of the Download Festival and Germany's Wacken Open Air, as well as Hell & Heaven Fest and Force Fest – described by Revolver as “Mexico's premier open-air festival” – in their home country.

 

More information on “In Ohtli Teoyohtica In Miquiztli” will be revealed in the coming weeks.

 

CEMICAN live:
June 15 Oaxaca, MX - Rockola Festival

June 21 Clisson, FR - Hellfest

Nov. 23 Santa Catarina, MX - Festimetal Santa Catarina

 

 

CEMICAN is:

Tlipoca – Drums

Tecuhtli – Guitar/vocals

Ocelotl – Bass/backing vocals

Yei Tochtli – Pre-Hispanic Instruments

Mazatecpatl – Pre-Hispanic Instruments

Xaman-Ek – Rituals/Dance/Pre-Hispanic Instruments

 

For more information:

www.facebook.com/CemicanMex

www.instagram.com/cemican_mex

NEVALRA Unveils 'It Dies In Vain' Music Video; Debut Album 'Conjure The Storm' Out Now

European tour with Carach Angren, Wolfheart and Thy Antichrist begins Monday

 

In conjunction with today's release of their full-length debut “Conjure The Storm,” the extreme/melodic blackened death metal trio NEVALRA has unveiled a live performance-based music video for the album's blistering “It Dies In Vain.” The clip – which premiered yesterday via Decibel Magazine – can be seen HERE.

 

Says guitarist/vocalist Scott Eames, "NEVALRA is very pleased to present our monstrous music video for 'It Dies In Vain'. We brought in Iron Elephant Studios from Baltimore to help us film and produce the visuals, and the band could not be more pleased with the collaboration and final result. 'It Dies In Vain' has become one of our favorite songs to perform and holds one of the most unique guitar solos on our new album 'Conjure The Storm.' This music video helps usher in a whole new era of NEVALRA."

 

The follow-up to NEVALRA's debut 2015 EP “The Black Flame,” “Conjure The Storm” – which features guest appearances by Andres Vargas (Thy Antichrist) and Mark Kloeppel (Misery Index, Scour) – was mixed and mastered by the legendary Dan Swano (Opeth, Dark Funeral, Dissection, Marduk). The cover art was designed by Seth Siro Anton of Septicflesh, who has previously collaborated with the likes of Decapitated, Belphegor and Nile. The album is available now on CD, digital and limited-edition black vinyl.

 

NEVALRA will begin a world tour in support of “Conjure The Storm” on June 10, when the group kicks off a six-week European trek with Carach Angren, Thy Antichrist and Wolfheart in Frankfurt, Germany. The tour will see Eames doing double duty, as he also will be playing with Thy Antichrist.

 

NEVALRA on tour with Carach Angren, Wolfheart, Thy Antichrist:

10 Jun 19         Frankfurt (DE) Batschkapp

11 Jun 19         Paris (FR) Maroquinerie

12 Jun 19         Toulouse (FR) Le Rex

13 Jun 19         Madrid (ES) Mon

14 Jun 19         Porto (PT) Club Hard

15 Jun 19         Lisbon (PT) RCA

16 Jun 19         Sevilla (ES) Sala X

18 Jun 19         Granada (ES) El Tren

19 Jun 19         Valencia (ES) Republica

20 Jun 19         Barcelona (ES) Salamandra

24 Jun 19         Milan (IT) Legend Club

25 Jun 19         Luzern (CH) Schuur

26 Jun 19         Essen (DE) Turock

27 Jun 19         Trier (DE) Mergener Hof

30 Jun 19         Brugge (BE) Entrepot

01 Jul 19          London (UK) The Underworld

02 Jul 19          Birmingham (UK) Mama Roux

03 Jul 19          Manchester (UK) Rebellion

04 Jul 19          Glasgow (UK) Audio

05 Jul 19          Dublin (IE) Voodoo Lounge

06 Jul 19          Limerick (IE) Dolans Warehouse

07 Jul 19          Bristol (UK) The Fleece

08 Jul 19          Rotterdam (NL) Baroeg

10 Jul 19          Bratislava (SK) Randal

12 Jul 19          Warsaw (PL) Proxima

14 Jul 19          Tallinn (EE) Tapper

16 Jul 19          Tampere (FI) Klubi

17 Jul 19          Helsinki (FI) On the Rocks

20 Jul 19          Gothenburg (SE) Sticky Fingers

21 Jul 19          Aalborg (DK) Platform 4

 

For more information, please visit:

http://www.nevalra.com

https://www.facebook.com/nevalra

https://www.instagram.com/nevalraofficial

https://www.youtube.com/nevalra

https://www.twitter.com/nevalra

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