When it comes to melodic death metal with an epic story about nature, mankind, and cultural evolution of civilizations, look no further than As We Set The Skies Ablaze from Moonshade. It’s been four years since their debut, Sun Dethroned, was released and it seems the band used that time wisely to focus on tighter songwriting and better storytelling. While being grounded in melodic death metal the music here is more forward thinking and at times drifts into progressive stratospheres and even walks a tech death tightrope. This all may sound like a mouthful, but Moonshade nails the landing with an album that’s heavier, deeper, and more memorable. Just ahead of the album’s release, we posed our set of Profile questions to vocalist Ricardo Pereira to find out more. Read on below to see how it went down and be sure to secure your own copy from the links contained within.Continue reading
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- I’ve really enjoyed the new Wo Fat, so I’m going to share every new thing that emerges from it. Check out “The Snows of Banquo IV” over at Invisible Oranges. As a reminder, The Singularity is out on May 6th through Ripple Music.
- Jungle Rot is another one we’re highly anticipating, so be sure to check out “A Call to Arms” whenever you have a couple minutes. That’s the title-track from their new record, which drops on May 13th through Unique Leader.
- Moonshade, the melodic extreme metal crew out of Porto, released a new single from their upcoming sophomore album. Check out “Epitaph” here, as we await more details around their next effort.
- Symphonic metallars Visions of Atlantis unveiled their second single, “Melancholy Angel”, which you can check out here. Pirates, as a reminder, is set for a May 13th release through Napalm Records.
- The new track and video from Machine Head is pretty damn awesome, so that’s how we’ll close out the day. Check out the clip for “CHØKE ØN THE ASHES ØF YØUR HATE” below. ØF KINGDØM AND CRØWN drops on August 26th through Nuclear Blast and Imperium Recordings.
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