UK Atmospheric Post-Black Metallers FEN have announced that work on what will be their fourth full-length album has begun and is progressing well.  As things stand, the band anticipates that it will be ready for release towards October/November of this year.  The as yet untitled album will be a follow up to 2013′s critically acclaimed “Dustwalker”, and will once again be released on Aural Music’s Code666 label.
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after the long Tour supporting their last album “XXX”, the italian band RAIN decided to take a break from their Hard Rock to experiment a new dimension in this unplugged album, inspired by a legendary trip to Mexico and the desire to show another face of the band.
“Mexican Way” feature 12 tracks of unplugged rock with a strong mexican vibe, lyrics in spanish and english and the atmosphere  from cult movies like “El Mariachi” or “From Dusk ’til Dawn”.
“Mexican Way” is scheduled to hit stores October 28 in a special limited edition digisleeve cd and Digital Download.
Artwork by Umberto Stagni (Pastavolante)

Terminato il lungo tour di supporto ad XXX, tour in parte fatto anche da concerti in veste acustica, la band sente la necessità di dare al suo pubblico un prodotto nuovo che in parte riproduca su disco anche l’anima “unplugged” di questa band mai rivelatasi prima d’ora così forte. Nasce così MEXICAN WAY, un viaggio in Messico con le chitarre acustiche in spalla, un’esperienza che ritrae a nudo l’anima di questa band che per anni ha saputo pestare duro ma che ora dimostra di sapersi esprimere anche attraverso altri linguaggi musicali. 12 tracce, tutte diverse, alcune sono reinterpretazioni di canzoni di artisti in qualche modo vicini ai RAIN per stile di vita o attitudine, altre pezzi nuovi frutto della creatività della nuova line up… “Mexican Way” è un viaggio, che terrà impegnata la band dal vivo per circa un anno prima di sfornare il nuovo album dove ovviamente torneranno a farla da padrone le chitarre elettriche e tutti i trademarks del tipico sound Hard Rock / Metal dei RAIN.

Italian’s dark outfit DISMAL will release its new album, “Giostra di Vapore”, on December 9. The effort will be available as a cd and digital download.
“Giostra di Vapore” track listing:
1) The four vibrations
2) Giostra di vapore
3) ll ballo degli obesi
4) microcosm
5) Macrocosm
6) Eden
7) Vimana
8- Mélisse (part.2)
9) One step in the dark
“Giostra di Vapore” is the natural evolution of the previous album “miele dal salice”. Strong emotions in a mix of classical and sophisticated electronic music and gothic fairy atmospheres. A concept full of emotions, based on the journey of waltz of the mind.
Artwork by Giuseppe Ferrillo

After five years of silence, the third chapter of French Electro Metal band HERRSCHAFT is finally here.
“LES 12 VERTIGES” will be released on OCTOBER, 7th on Italian label CODE666.
STAY TUNED for more in the next days: first single “Gates to Dreams” will be available in free streaming onSoundcloud from SEPTEMBER, 9th.
YOUTUBE video Teaser of the album is available HERE

“Blood Libel”, the new video from Belgian melodic black metallers SAILLE, can be seen HERE. The clip was directed by Nicolas Daenens, who previously worked with the band on the “Plaigh Allais” video two years ago. The “Blood Libel” video was shot in the region known as “Meetjesland” in Belgium, both in the woods and in an abandoned church.

A synopsis of “Blood Libel” by SAILLE frontman Dennie Grondelaers: “The video of ‘Blood Libel’ is a somewhat liberal interpretation of the track on our latest album. It tells the story of William of Norwich, a young kid from the 12th century (°1132 – †1144) that was found murdered in cold blood. A murder for which the Jews were falsely accused.”

“Blood Libel” is the opening track of SAILLE’s second album, “Ritu”, which was released on January 18 via Code666 Records. The follow-up to 2011’s “Irreversible Decay” was produced and mixed by Reinier Schenk (GORATH, FLESHMOULD) and mastered by Tom Kvålsvoll (1349, DIMMU BORGIR, KEEP OF KALESSIN). Cover art comes courtesy of Polish digital landscape artist Michal Karcz.

The French Electro-Metal band HERRSCHAFT is signing a new record deal with Code666 for their upcoming second full album.
Five years after the release of ‘Tesla’ the band finally breaks the silence and is ready to shake dancefloors as much as houndpits with their unique melting of extreme Metal and Electro/Indus genres. This new project, called “Les 12 Vertiges” is to be released in October 2013, and is about to dig once more into human’s mind, now in a more introspective, raw and perverse manner, driving two worlds altogether to their darkest sides.
Born in 2004, HERRSCHAFT has released two albums with Code666 (EP “Architects of the Humanicide” in 2006 and full album “Tesla” in 2008). During last years band members have focused on various musical experiences, studio, remix or live – Zoé now being part of french band The CNK – before setting back the focus to their core project with a new album and a fresh live line-up.”

Carrier Flux – an avant garde black metal project fronted by Jeff Phillips of Minneapolis – has signed a 3-album contract with Aural Music imprint Code666. Carrier Flux’s experimental approach to Black MMetal is a welcome addition to the Code666 family of artists.

Carrier Flux’s third album titled “Objection”, due for release in June 2013, is an exploratory work that frays the edges of the genre. Fans of dark, atmospheric metal will appreciate the intricate song structures & evocative qualities. the Visionary Artwork  has been created by the very talented artist Costin Chioreanu.

Carrier Flux was born in 1999 and released two albums so far: the dark & experimental Introspective Nightmare (2000, Self-released) and the brooding & philosophical In Waste (2002, Black Lotus Records). A multi-instrumentalist, Jeff Phillips plays guitar, bass, keyboards, vocals and programs drums for Carrier Flux, mixing & mastering the audio in his Minneapolis-based sound studio. Phillips has also been involved with a number of metal & dark ambient projects, including Cold Colours, Blood of the Earth and Vedisni. He is inspired by bold, complex & atmospheric metal, citing Abigor, Alghazanth, Arcturus, Nazxul and Ved Buens Ende as his primary influencers.


Greek Heavy Rock Giants “Phase Reverse” just completed the recording of their new album titled “PHASE II”, scheduled on Aural Music in September. here’s a short message from the band:
“Our  new album release at the gates! ”PHASE II”  is going to be released worldwide during September  2013 from Aural Music.  More details on the new album  such as the album cover, the songs as well as tour dates,  will be announced soon. Stay tuned ! Phase is with you all…”



Greek Avantgarde Black Metallers Aenaon signed a new record deal with code666. They are now working on the follow-up of the acclaimed “Cendres et Sang”.
The new album is scheduled to hit stores in late 2013.

Italian Dark Ensemble DISMAL is back after 6 years of silence. After some line-up changes the band went into Punto.rec.studio in Turin, italy, to record their new album titled “Giostra di Vapore”. Mastermind and composer Bradac had this to say:

“the new album will be the natural evolution of “Miele Dal Salice”, we recorded more than 50 minutes of dark emotional music, mixing classical passages and electronic sounds, with our usual eerie atmosphere. The Lyrical Concept is based on the “waltz of the mind” mixing Philosophy with Alchemy and Social Psychology”
current lineup of the band:

Rossana L: vocals & double-bass.

Bradac: piano synths and orchestrations.

Daniel P: 8 strings e.guitar

Valerio M: violin


We are extremely honored to announce the long awaited signing from Croatian dark rock band Agharti.

Wormholedeath/dreamcell11 will release their massive debut album titled “Change” world-wide through Aural Music Group/Wormholedeath Japan. The album was produced and recorded at Mathlab Recording Studio (Italy) by Jonathan Mazzeo then mixed and mastered by Christian Donaldson (The Agonist) in Montreal. Release date is due during 2013, still to be scheduled.

You can stream the album preview here

The whole band together stated :
“We are happy to announce that Agharti has signed a deal with WormHoleDeath and that soon our full length album titled ‘CHANGE’ will be out worldwide. Working with WormHoleDeath was great – we clicked well from the very beginning and we know that together we will make great things. We’re very thankful for all the advice they gave us in the process of making the album and we can only hope for this cooperation to last because we have a lot more to give, share and create.”

A&R “Worm” stated: “Agharti are the typical band that every label dreams. We first met in Austria and they seemed to be so professional, humble and nice. Their songs were already well written and sounded great but they were also so eager to work with us on their music as they knew that they couldn’t be critical like us. For that reason me and Jonathan decided to invest in them and went to Zagreb to work in their practice room. We understood each other perfectly and they listened to everything we had to say, it has been great. We also cooperated closely on the choices to take for their final sound, image, cover, pictures and the result is under the light of the sun, just check it out. I am sure that you all will hear a lot about them since this is just the beginning of their career. Support this band, Agharti really deserve your attention.”

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