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Formed: 2009
From: Trieste, Italy
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Hadal News

Below is our complete Hadal news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Hadal Reveals A "Painful Shadow" Video Clip

Italian death/doom metal band Hadal is proud to announce the release of the new official video for the title track of the latest album "Painful Shadow," which is available now via Sliptrick Records.

In the bands own words; “We tried to recreate the essence of the album, using no colors but only black and white, as a reminder of the acoustic guitars opposed to the distorted ones and of the clean vocals opposed to the growls. A lonely soldier is facing an unfair war, surrounded by the distressing presence of a silent shadow that hangs over him. Particular attention has been paid to the photography and the film making technique. We didn’t want to use special effects or any computer graphics. Our intention was to keep it as real and as cruel as reality is.”

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Hadal To Cast A "Painful Shadow"

On the heels of signing a new record deal with Sliptrick Records, Italy's Hadal announced the new release to be entitled "Painful Shadow." The album drops today, March 22nd through the label.

All the tracks for the album were mixed and mastered at Track Terminal Studio by Francesco “Bardy” Bardaro, who has already proven to be a real sonic institution on the northeast Italian landscape (Damned Pilots, Tytus, Concrete Jelly).

"Painful Shadow" is inspired by the true origins of the band. Every detail is a tribute to the 90’s, starting from the composing process and ending with the sound production. We are talking about legendary outfits such as Paradise Lost, Tiamat, Moonspell, Amorphis, etc. Hadal extract sad melodies from the band members' own dark feelings, seen as a cathartic procedure to face human tragedies. Some tracks originate from the band's early period, while other, more recent tracks, are more experimental in nature. Nonetheless, there is a unique stream of consciousness that will guide the listener through the "Painful Shadow" experience.

The album's track listing is:

1. Intro
2. Painful Shadow
3. The Shape Of Lies
4. Dying Fall
5. Slow Violence
6. Illusion
7. Vox Arcana
8. Nocturnal
9. Land Of Grief
10. Black Flowers
11. White Shade (Bonus Track) More...

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Hadal Signs With Sliptrick Records

Sliptrick Records added Italian death/doom metal act Hadal for a debut full length album.

At the end of 2009, the Hadal project emerged from the ashes of the band So Cold in an Italian town named Trieste. While the earlier band was inspired by the Finnish Gothic Metal movement, the new ensemble tried to find a more personal view in an extreme musical landscape. Hadal’s core members wanted to merge atmospheric verses and dark metal riffs to create a slow groove with melodic yet powerful guitars. The group sound was completed with a special vocal style, using both a clean and sometimes raw voice to convey different emotions.

Live performances have been enthusiastically greeted and so following the recording of the promo, "The Obscure I," Hadal are now working hard finishing the debut full-length album to be released soon on Sliptrick Records. More...

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