Simus – New signing and new album ‘Vox Vult’
Simus formed in 2008 and, since then, have been clearly aware of their precise and ambitious goal: to express themselves in music, trying to be as true and original as possible, looking for inspiration from many other artistic fields, to involve their audience and make it reflect upon their work. Some of the songs conceived in this initial phase are included in their first EP 'Human Prison', recorded and mixed in Summer 2009 at Studio One Black Sock in Turin, Italy. In February 2010 the group signed its first contract with Myphonic Records, officially making their first step into the music world. The band promoted the EP by playing live as much as possible, including a Russian tour, and in December 2012 they released their first music video for the song 'Planet Caiak', which will be included in the band's upcoming new album, out in February 2015 on Bakerteam Records.
Nightglow – New signing and new album ‘Orpheus’
Nightglow saw the light of the day in 2003 and soon established themselves as a Classic Heavy Metal band devoted to the great English acts of the Eighties. After many years of live performances (also as the official Manowar Italian tribute band), collaborations with many international acts such as Lizzy Borden, Eric Martin, Kiko Loureiro, Fabio Lione, Jack Starr to name a few, and a critically acclaimed debut album, Nightglow are ready to come back with a new effort combining all their past influences and projecting them to the future. ‘Orpheus’, this is the title of the new album, sounds heavy and refreshing, delivering great melodies, powerful guitar riffs and groovy rhythms like there was no tomorrow. The album was recorded at B-Demolition Studios, with mixing and mastering by Tuvo (Shake Well Before) at Try Studios. The artwork was handled by Alessandro Conti (Luca Turilli’s Rhapsody). A special guest appearance by Sara Cucci from folk metal band Artaius has also been announced. Follow www.nightglow.it for the latest news.
Starbynary – New signing and debut album ‘Dark Passenger’
Starbynary is a Power/Progressive Metal trio founded by some of the most talented musicians in the scene. ‘Dark Passenger’, the band’s debut album, is an exciting concept inspired by Jeff Lindsay’s ‘Darkly Dreaming Dexter’ (as the highly successful tv series ‘Dexter’), a musical journey of rare intensity, powerful and melodic at the same time, with a modern touch and outstanding technical abilities displayed throughout the record. ‘Dark Passenger’ was produced by Peter Pahor in Trieste, Italy, and features a very special guest appearance by Mike LePond (Symphony X) on bass. The beautiful artwork was handled by renowned artist Felipe Machado Franco (Blind Guardian, Rage, Secret Sphere). Follow www.starbynary.com for the latest news.
Resumed – New signing and debut album ‘Alienations’
Founded in 2007 with the name Holy Terror, Resumed produced their first demo under the new moniker in 2009, which eventually led them to the completion of the band’s debut album ‘Alienations’. The following year saw Resumed focusing on their live activity and, in the meantime, signed a deal with Bakerteam Records for the release of the album. ‘Alienations’ is a massive piece of old-school technical death metal, enriched with many musical contaminations coming from jazz, fusion, funk and latin music, progressive atmospheres and “virtuoso” playing. A set of 8 tracks, each song deals with a particular distortion of the human psyche. ‘Alienations’ was produced by the band’s own drummer Filippo Tirabassi at FG Music Studio and in Sulmona, Italy.
Kattah – New signing and new album ‘Lapis Lazuli’
Kattah have signed a deal with Bakerteam Records for the release of their new album 'Lapis Lazuli'. Formed in 2006 in Brazil, the band is known for a unique approach to music, mixing heavy metal with Arabian, Eastern European, Brazilian and many other musical styles, atmospheres and rhythms. Their debut album 'Eyes Of Sand' (2010) attracted overwhelming reviews all over the world, and it came to no surprise when fellow Brazilian musical heroes Angra invited them to open their 2011 European tour, a great opportunity for Kattah to display their powerful live show and consolidate their name among thousands of heavy metal fans. 'Lapis Lazuli' sees the band taking things to a whole new level, with stronger melodies, classier arrangements, outstanding performances and a production team which includes some of the best professionals in the business: Roy Z (Bruce Dickinson, Rob Halford, Sepultura, Helloween) and Andy Haller (Ozzy osbourne, System Of A Down). ‘Lapis Lazuli’ will be out October 28th, 2014. Watch out for the latest news on www.kattahonline.com.
Tantal – New signing and new album ‘Expectancy’
Formed in 2004 in Moscow, Russia, Tantal attracted critical acclaim with the release of their debut album 'The Beginning Of The End' (2009), an addictive mix of Progressive, Death, Thrash and Modern Metal enriched by gloomy conceptual lyrics and plenty of attitude. While touring relentlessly in support of that album, the band saw their fan base grow exponentially, with their videos broadcasted on national television and their songs featured in the most important metal radio shows. In 2013 Tantal announced the addition of talented female vocalist Milana Solovitskaya to their ranks and a new album, 'Expectancy', which redefines their sound: way more diverse and mature than its predecessor, 'Expectancy' features beautiful catchy melodies, powerful riffs, expressive guitar solos and a groovy rhythm section, including one song in their native Russian language and an acoustic version of one song from the previous album as a bonus tracks, especially recorded for this release. The beautiful album artwork was conceived by renowned Brazilian artist Gustavo Sazes (Arch Enemy, Morbid Angel, Firewind, Cryptopsy, Amaranthe). ‘Expectancy’ will be out October 28th, 2014 on Bakerteam Records. Follow www.tantalweb.ru for the latest news.
Midnight Sin – ‘New signing and debut album ‘Sex First’
There are a few things that make life worth living: among them, we can certainly mention “sins”. And duties performed at nigh… Most of the times, strangely enough, they happen together. Midnight Sin, as the name suggests, incorporate both. But they go far beyond that. Their music is a sexy combination of Sleaze Rock, Hard Rock and AOR, their songs are powerful and catchy, their lyrics shocking and irreverent. And the energy and hedonism displayed in their debut album are certainly for real. ‘Sex First’, this is the title of the album, will be out this fall on Bakerteam Records. Check out the latest news on www.midnightsinband.com.
Stigmhate - New album 'Zodacare Od Zodameranu'
Black metallers Stigmhate are going to release their new album 'Zodacare Od Zodameranu' on Bakerteam Records. Active in the extreme metal scene for the last 15 years, the band is back with their most obscure and oppresive album to date, both musically and lirycally. The album was recorded and mixed between Outer Sound Studios and Destroyed Studios by Giuseppe Orlando (Novembre, Necrodeath) and Stigmhate's own guitarist Mike, and mastered at Hertz Studios (Behemoth, Vader, Decapitated). The cover artwork and packaging was handled by renowned Brazilian artist Marcelo Vasco (Dimmu Borgir, Keep Of Kalessin, Dark Funeral). Some very special guest appearances by Shyaithan (Impiety) and Nachtgarm (Negator, Dark Funeral) have also been announced.
Holy Shire - New signing and debut album 'Midgard'
Holy Shire came to light in 2009 with the aim to perform exciting and original metal music with a symphonic and epic twist. Since their inception, the band performed many shows in their home country and beyond, recorded a very well received 6 track demo and developed a very unique sound with the addition of a flute and two female singers to the line-up. After having signed a deal with Bakerteam Records, Holy Shire are going to release their debut full length album ‘Midgard’ in May 2014. Each of these 9 brilliant songs are inspired by fantasy literature, including ‘A Game Of Thrones’ and ‘Lord Of The Rings’. A video for the first single, ‘Winter Is Coming’, will be released soon.
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Soul Of Steel - "Secret Words'"
Starsick System - "Spit it Out"
Ephyra - "All At Once"
Simple Lies - "A-Men"
Sailing To Nowhere - "Sailing To Nowhere"
Kattah - "Rebirth Of Pharaohs"
My Refuge - "The Cage"
Cyrax - "Cockroach"