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Marking the unleashing of the new album "Monument in Black" from German black metal stalwarts Sonic Reign, Apostasy Records is once again streaming a new track from the release. You can access the new song "Soul Flagellation" by going here or listening to it below. Sonic Reign's newest offering follows up 2006's "Raw Dark Pure," which was reissued in 2007 by Metal Blade.
"Monument in Black," the new album from German black metal stalwarts Sonic Reign, is now available for pre-order through Apostasy Records. The pre-order comes as an exclusive package which includes the digipak CD, t-shirt and poster. "Monument in Black" is set for release on February 1st. Sonic Reign's newest offering follows up 2006's "Raw Dark Pure" (reissued in 2007 by Metal Blade). Stream album cut "The Whisperer in the Dark" below.
Black metal act Sonic Reign will release second full-length album "Monument In Black" on February 1st, 2013 via Apostasy Records.
The new album was produced in 2011 and mastered by Markus Stock at Studio E. Azathoth (ex-Dark Fortress, Eudaimony) wrote a large portion of the lyrics and will join the band for the follow up to "Monument in Black." The "Monument in Black" track listing is as follows:
01. Abhorrence Vs Scum
02. Clouds Above The Desert
03. The Whisperer In The Dark
04. Monument In Black
05. A Doctrine Unreachable
06. Daily Nightmare Injected
07. Soul Flagellation More...
German black metallers Sonic Reign are now a part of the Apostasy Records roster. The label comments:
"Founded in 1997 under the banner Megiddo, the demo MC 'a journey' is the band's first output released in February 1999.
"In late 99 the band name is changed to Sonic Reign, thus paying tribute to the style of the new material written within that year. Four new songs hailing that style find their way onto the follow-up release, the Mini-CD 'the decline portrait' which is recorded during February 2002 and released by Supreme Chaos Records in 2004. The reviews for that MCD are excellent (Rock Hard magazine even talks of Sonic Reign beating the then-recent Satyricon release).
"The debut full-length album 'Raw Dark Pure' is released in July 2006. The press loves the release, high ratings everywhere and even 'Demo of the Month' in Germany’s Metal Hammer and 'Newcomer Of The Month' in Germany's Zillo Magazine. The album is re-released via Metal Blade Records in April 2007.
"In 2011 the band completes the recordings of 'Monument In Black'. The yet unreleased album was mastered in Markus Stock's Studio E and already received many enthusiastic reactions of members of the media such as Rock Hard, Zillo, Legacy, EMP and metal.de. A good bunch of the lyrics of the album have been written by Azathoth (Eudaimony, Ex-Dark Fortress) who will join the band's ranks for the follow-up release of 'Monument in Black'."
German black metal band Sonic Reign, recently signed to Metal Blade Records, is streaming the new track "The Whisperer in the Dark" from the forthcoming LP "Monument In Black." The LP's release date has not yet been announced.
Check out the song here:
German black metal band Sonic Reign has officially signed with Metal Blade Records. Originally formed in 1997, the group has previously released an MCD with Supreme Chaos Records and Sovereignty Productions. Here's a statement from the band:
"Metal Blade Records is a very strong label and we hope and believe that Sonic Reign as well as the label will benefit from this collaboration. We want to reach something with this band and we feel that the best way to achieve this goal is to hand the business issues over to professionals that understand and support our musical vision. Without a doubt Metal Blade fullfill this condition."
Meanwhile, Metal Blade Europe spokesman Andreas Reissnauer had the following to say:
"Their songwriting is over the top, their technical abilities of international standards! Sonic Reign is able to create a dark, eerie atmosphere and their songs have a groovy, crushing edge."
The group's latest full-length, "Raw Dark Pure," will be re-released by Metal Blade on April 5, 2007 in Europe. An American release date will be announced shortly.