Instrumental heavy metal crew Manoue releases album ‘All the Devils Masters’


The veteran of orchestral heavy metal music known as Manoue has released his new full-length album, “All the Devils Masters.” The record contains 10 original tracks for an approximate total listening time of one hour. It has been proudly published as an independent work without the involvement of the corporate music industry. Towering, sweeping, aggressive and creative in equal parts, “All the Devils Masters” by Manoue is a collection of instrumental metal which deserves attention from metal fans around the world.

Manoue is Francois Jacques Manoue from Cape Town, South Africa. He cites as main artistic influences composers such as Tchaikovsky and Paganini, metal legends like Metallica, Slayer, and Megadeth, modern groups including Opeth, Born of Osiris, Animals as Leaders, the Faceless, and Fleshgod Apocalypse, and integral songwriters such as Steve Vai, James Richardson, Paul Gilbert, and John Petrucci.

While elements of each of these can be easily picked out in Manoue’s “All the Devils Masters,” the overall tone and emotional theme is unique to Manoue, himself. The album’s sound has been described as being “composed of apocalyptic-, melodic-, death-metal inspired guitar parts and drum arrangements accompanied by expressive string sections and piano.”

Manoue himself describes his intent for the album as: “instrumental, progressive metal/rock fusion with an energetic edge executed with precision and melodic intensity.”

Asked to explain his impetus to create “All the Devils Masters,” a profoundly complex work of art, Manoue writes: “’All The Devils Masters’ is a tribute to all the musical masters who have inspired me on my journey and my career in music for the past 30 years. The album brings together the sounds from my heavy metal and classical roots and aims to transport the listener into an intensely complex visionary dimension of discovery, purging and enlightenment.”

Previous to “All the Devils Masters,” Manoue released four other records including 2011’s self-titled “MANOUE,” 2013’s “No Empire,” 2014’s “Ladders,” and 2016’s “Supreme Being.”

“All the Devils Masters” by Manoue is available at over 700 quality digital stores online worldwide beginning 6 March 2017, or directly from the band’s official website now (links provided below).

-S. McCauley

Lead Press Release Writer

http://www.MondoTunes.com

“All the Devils Masters” by Manoue at Official Website –

http://manoue.com

At Amazon –
https://www.amazon.com/All-Devils-Masters-Manoue/dp/B06XCRY3SS/

Other official pages

https://www.facebook.com/manouelive

https://www.instagram.com/manouelive/

https://soundcloud.com/manoue

https://twitter.com/FJacquesManoue

Metal duo Remnants of Winter release debut LP ‘Remnants of Winter’

The writers and performers of heavy metal known as Remnants of Winter have released their debut self-titled LP record, “Remnants of Winter.” The record has been proudly published as an independent release without the interference of the corporate music infrastructure. The album comprises eight original tracks for approximately 30 minutes listening time. Melodic, evocative, and boasting equal parts aggression and imagination, “Remnants of Winter” by Remnants of Winter is a striking example of metal’s relentless spirit in sheer and undeniable force.

Remnants of Winter cite as main artistic influences Taake, Wintersun, Burzum, Ulver, Amesoeurs, Uaral, Woods of Ypres, Jesu, Peste Noire, and Alcest. Their own style and tone shares qualities with all these, though the real power of their music comes from a rare mix of pain, strength, and darkness.

The heart of Remnants of Winter are a duo from New York and New Jersey respectively, Joe Cantamessa (instruments) and Matt Storm (vocals and lyrics). The interaction and camaraderie between them forms the crux of what differentiates Remnants from other popular independent metal groups of today, as does the unusual, unfortunate circumstances surrounding the inception of their project.

Asked to describe the themes of their “Remnants of Winter” LP, they list: “Near-death experience. Chronic pain and illness. Anxiety. Drug addiction. Alcoholism. Escapism through ritual and fantasy. Multiverse theory. Chaos. Hope for peace after an epic journey. A modern-day telling of an epic hero’s journey to live on a day-to-day basis while struggling with disease, wrapped in a timeless fantasy theme.”

The near-death experience they casually mention is not that of an imaginary person, but rather, that of Storm, himself. Their current bio includes that Cantamessa and Storm played live together in 2010-2011 while Cantamessa filled in for an absentee guitarist. In time that particular band broke up. It wasn’t to be the most tragic part of Storm’s year.

Storm was diagnosed with a crippling stomach disorder and extreme anxiety shortly thereafter. His weight fell below 100 lbs. He nearly succumbed.

A temporary solution was implemented, however, which granted Storm a much-needed reprieve, and in 2013 he began talking with Cantamessa on a more regular basis over social media. Cantamessa had some songs written, the project for which he called Remnants of Winter. Their musical chemistry made them prolific, and in spite of a four-hour drive which made live sessions unlikely, they completed the resulting album by recording in separate home studios.

Their bio concludes with the following declaration: “Now with the release of ‘Remnants of Winter”s debut album, and Matt’s road to recovery having been successful thus far, who knows what the future holds for Remnants of Winter?”

Who knows, indeed? But one fact remains unimpeachable: the arresting narration, staggering creativity, and soul-wrenching sonic currents thrumming in the “Remnants of Winter” LP stand as rock-hard evidence that metal music can be a frighteningly sharp sword that heals.

“Remnants of Winter” by Remnants of Winter is available online worldwide beginning 31 March 2015.

-S. McCauley

Lead Press Release Writer

http://www.MondoTunes.com

“Remnants of Winter” by Remnants of Winter –
http://www.amazon.com/Remnants-Winter/dp/B00U3SLWGU/
Website –

https://www.facebook.com/RemnantsOfWinter

Sonus Mortis releases new LP ‘War Prophecy’

The mastermind of melodic death metal internationally known as Sonus Mortis has released his latest LP record album, “War Prophecy.” The LP has been independently published without the managerial or financial support of the corporate music industry. Boasting 15 all-new, original tracks to slake the thirst of fans new and old, the collection offers approximately one full hour of the grittiest heavy metal the world has to offer. Brutal, richly imaginative and extremely well-orchestrated, “War Prophecy” from Sonus Mortis is an album no true death metal fan should go without.

Sonus Mortis cites as main artistic influences such titans of the scene as Dimmu Borgir, Fields of the Nephilim, Anathema, and Septic Flesh. A blend of these sounds forms the backbone of Sonus Mortis’ own style, overall. However, Sonus Mortis is more kaleidoscopic and narrative in terms of composition and anthemic soundscapes, to say nothing of the equally evocative lyrics on “War Prophecy.”

Speaking of the general theme and motif of the “War Prophecy” LP, Sonus Mortis writes, “The album takes influence from the many conflicts both past and present to tell a three-part story of how a war comes to pass, both the war itself and the aftermath. The ‘Death Prophet’ in the story symbolizes war itself and is mentioned throughout. There are songs dealing with the morality, the humanity, the horrors and the insanity that war brings.”

Even without taking his freshman LP release, the equally intense “Propaganda Dream Sequence,” into consideration, Sonus Mortis is no newcomer to death metal. Hailing from Dublin, Ireland, he is an alumnus of the popular Irish melodic death metal band, Valediction, which was powerfully active from 2005-2011. The crew performed with bands such as Firewind, Amon Amarth, Thurisaz, Vreid, Desaster, Blaze Bayley, Wizard, Mael Mordha, Diamond Head, Cruachan, and Coldwar and a great many others.

Sonus Mortis records his music at the famous Trackmix Studios (Coldwar/Cruachan/Mael Mordha, et al) in Dublin. His first, three-track demo was freely released in July of 2013 and continues to collect hundreds of downloads. His debut LP record, “Propaganda Dream Sequence” was received with uproarious and uniform acclaim in the UK, Italy, Austria, USA, Germany, Poland, Japan, Switzerland, Singapore, and Russia, in addition to his home nation of Ireland. “War Prophecy” represents his most highly anticipated official release to date and has already garnered new Sonus Mortis fans from death-metal scenes around the world.

“War Prophecy” by Sonus Mortis is available online worldwide. Get in early, death-metal fans.

-S. McCauley

Lead Press Release Writer

http://www.MondoTunes.com

“War Prophecy” by Sonus Mortis –
http://www.amazon.com/War-Prophecy-Sonus-Mortis/dp/B00U3SDJMU/
Website –

www.sonusmortis.com

Metal band Alone release new LP ‘Why Do We Fall…’

The metal crew known as Alone have released their latest LP album, “Why Do We Fall…” The record contains 13 original tracks for an approximate total listening time approaching a full hour, making for a comprehensive and generous introduction to this innovative and imaginative band from Poland. It has been released on the Studio Alone independent record label. With warlike, hammering drums, chunky, thrashing and wailing guitars, and melodic vocals which are varied and arresting, “Why Do We Fall…” by Alone is an album to which fans of all kinds of metal should pay attention.

Alone cite as main artistic influences bands like Linkin Park, Rammstein, Slipknot, Korn, Disturbed, Red, and Bring Me the Horizon. Elements of each of these can be easily discerned in their style, which sounds less melodramatic than any of the above while retaining a degree of epic theatricality which forms a key characteristic of their mood and tone. Songs on “Why Do We Fall…” are written with plenty of texture and can differ from one another in surprising ways, each of them helping to build what results in a towering fortress of a metal record that Alone can stand on for years to come, though chances are fans can look forward to more music from these highly creative persons before long.

Asked to describe the overall message of their new record, Alone say little, choosing only to quote from what may be the most poignant and widely recognized line from the work of William Butler Yeats: “But I, being poor, have only my dreams; I have spread my dreams under your feet; Tread softly because you tread on my dreams.”

Alone’s official bio describes them as a rock-oriented band founded in 2006. Their music is a blend of rock, numetal, electronica and film scores. They are a multiple-award-winning group, their accolades including two first-place awards at the Rhythms of Lodz Festival, 2008; a second-place award at Chelmstock, 2008; and first place at the Global Battle of the Bands, 2008. In 2011, the band won their second Elimination Public Award at Rock am Ring, at which they competed against more than 50 bands from all of Europe. More recently, they garnered the Public Award from the Emergenza Festival Finals in Lodz, 2014. Their full-concert DVD was released in April of the same year.

“Why Do We Fall…” by Alone is available online worldwide. Metal fans should get in early.

-S. McCauley

Lead Press Release Writer

http://www.MondoTunes.com

Why Do We Fall…” by Alone –
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00P3N1IB4/
Website –

www.aloneofficialsite.com

http://www.freepressindex.com/