The Italian dark-metal quintet ECNEPHIAS release the LP The Sad Wonder Of The Sun on the 7th of July.
ECNEPHIAS – The Sad Wonder Of The Sun – artwork
A couple of years since last featured – ECNEPHIAS have a noticeably sharper focus and intent resulting in material that is more focused allowing them to use their flamboyance to add gravity to the output rather than, as was the case previously, where the flair provided theatrical expression.
The antepenultimate of the nine tracks is Quimbanda.
The Italian heavy-metal quartet Damn Freaks release their début eponymous LP on the August 11th.
Damn Freaks – eponymous LP – artwork
Break The Chains, from the forthcoming LP (available on Mighty Music), is a classic piece of rock’n’roll that finds the listener headbanging delightedly while guitars and vocal soar through the room to the accompaniment of throbbing bass and cracking percussion.
The Italian melodic-metal trio VESPRO released the EP C’è Così Tanto Silenzio at the tail end of last month.
VESPRO – C’è Così Tanto Silenzio – artwork
Although it has been a couple of years since VESPRO last featured Sereno, the second of the five tracks on the EP, contains their hallmark of unexpected instrumentation with piano and clarinet laying inside the menacing composition.
The Italian ethereal-rock trio OfeliaDorme will be releasing the LP Secret Fires on the 17th of March.
OfeliaDorme – Secret Fires – artwork
A band who first featured well over seven years ago still retain their mysterious soundtrack and despite having one fewer players seem to have become ever darker over the years as their output coats the listener in its spectral translucence.
From the forthcoming album, the first of the eight tracks, Alone With The Stars is best engaged in a shrouding crematorium early morning fog as the ghostly four and a half minutes of mesmerising soundscape spins its gossamer threads around the audience.