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Last updated on November 25, 2020 at 12:01 PM ET

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8 news articles posted today (and counting...)

OpEd

What To Have When Pitching To Labels

So often bands want to pitch to labels but have no clue how to do it. In my time working with such labels as Prophecy Productions, Blacklight Media (Metal Blade subsidiary), Ripple Music and many more I’ve learned a thing or two about A&R.

In my first article for Metal Underground I wanted to break down for you, in laymans terms, what to have put together before you pitch yourself to a label. Furthermore, often bands pitch at the wrong time or in the wrong way – I want to help you understand how to do it right. More...

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Interview

Imha Tarikat Detonates The "Sternenberster"

For all the stereotypes and cliches when it comes to black metal, the corpsepaint and church burnings etc., the sub-genre is about so much more than that. Black metal incorporates everything from Nietzschean philosophy to fantastical landscapes and creatures. This is perhaps why black metal remains a strong force in the metal world today and why young musicians continue to perform and develop this controversial but endearing artform.

One such young band with fresh ideas for black metal hails from Germany, under the Turkish moniker, Imha Tarikat ("extermination sect,") led by Ruhsuz Cellât. In the beginning of 2019, Imha Tarikat, then a solo project, unleashed their debut album, "Kara Ilhas" and now, just shy of two years later and with a second member, Philipp Wende (drums,) the band are set to release their sophomore full length, "Sternenberster" in North America.

To find out more about Imha Tarikat, "Sternenberster" and much more, I spoke with Ruhsuz Cellât himself. You can read the interview in full below.

Diamond Oz: Congratulations on the release of your new album, "Sternenberster." What would you say makes this different from your debut album?

Ruhsuz Cellât: Hi, thank you. To answer this I may have to state a couple facts. Making music for me is a continuous process of learning by practising and is highly bound to my urge of stimulating emotions to be genuinely felt. With each time I compose a song, write lyrics and record them, my goal is to become better at what I am doing. Concept-wise "Sternenberster" links to the previous releases, but the execution has become more "professional" by my rising personal standards.

Oz: Lyrically, the album is strongly influenced by dream interpretation. What was it about this form of psychoanalysis which interested you and how well do you feel it translates into metal music?

Ruhsuz: You find yourself amidst an infinite amount of input each moment and some strings of happenings turn to key factors in effecting your being. Dream interpretation is a vague process that requires and encourages one to take a step inside and to try deciphering things behind veils, to which you only have access in moments led by coincidence and in purest vulnerability.

Amidst abstract descriptions and surreal happenings you will come to cross points in trying to understand: "What do I envision and why?"

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Suntorn Premiere New Song & Music Video "Oblivion"

Brutal death metal outfit Suntorn premiere a new song and music video named "Oblivion". The track is taken from their impending new album "The First Covenant", which will drop on December 11, 2020 via Amputated Vein Records.

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Old Growth Premiere New Song & Music Video

Germany-based atmospheric post-black metal unit Old Growth premiere a new song and music video entitled "Red Clouds", taken from their upcoming new album "Mossweaver", which will be out in stores December 4th, 2020 via Supreme Chaos Records.

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Serpents Oath Premiere New Song & Music Video

Belgian black metal band Serpents Oath premiere a new track and music video called "Malediction", taken from their forthcoming new album "Nihil". The record will be out in stores on December 4 via Soulseller Records.

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Revolting (Paganizer, Etc.) Premiere New Song

Swedish old school death metal band Revolting (Paganizer, etc.) premiere a new song entitled "Daggers That Mimic Life's Pain", taken from their upcoming new album "The Shadow At The World's End". The record will land in stores November 27, 2020 via Transcending Obscurity Records.

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A Scent Like Wolves Premiere New Music Video

Pennsylvania metalcore/djent band A Scent Like Wolves have announced their third album "Mystic Auras", which will arrive on February 19, 2021 via We Are Triumphant. The band has just premiered their new official music video for a first advance track titled "Bloom". Watch it below.


The song + clip feature JT Cavey of Erra. While Erra were working on new material in a nearby town, ASLW convinced Cavey to drive to Philadelphia on an off-day to shoot his part for the video.

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Nader Sadek (Nile, Etc.) Premiere New Music Video

Nader Sadek (Nile, Serpents Rise, etc.) premiere a new music video for "The Serapeum Black Osiris", taken from their EP "The Serapeum", which is out in stores now via Bandcamp.

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