Thursday, 8 March 2012

Maple Metal Records CD Catalogue (2010 – Pres)

2012/08/28
KÄLTER
Metl
747014614525
MAPLE METAL  #MMR010


August 28 street date. ‘Spiritual Angel’ is a progressive, melodic death metal gem, that has astounded the connoisseurs of metal and critics worldwide. KÄLTER, a quintet hailing from Quebec City, draw from the influences of Scandinavian metal bands like Children Of Bodom, Kalmah, Wintersun and Norther, incorporating melodic power riffs, folkloric elements, strong use of keys, and the same style of harsh vocals as their peers. The 8 brilliant tracks on 'Spiritual Angel' depict Nordic mastery, whether powerful orchestrations like Dimmu Borgir, or heavy use of keyboards, like the splendid synthesizer solos worthy of Stratovarius. 'Spiritual Angel' is filled with beautiful arrangements ranging from magical guitar solos, brilliant lead keyboard work, progressive inventive drumming, and an epic performance from UNEXPECT's front woman 'Leilindel' on "Time Out of Mind." ‘Spiritual Angel’ is superbly packaged with a 12 page booklet, with lyrics, band photos, and album cover artwork by Nicolas Francoeur (Nordheim - "Lost in the North").

2012/08/14
MEMORAIN
Metal
747014613320
MAPLE METAL RECORDS
#MMR009
August 14 street date. MEMORAIN - the "super-group" formed in 1999 and founded by guitarist Ilias Papadakis are releasing their new album worldwide via Maple Metal Records. Forged in North America and Greece, with a Canadian connection - sink your teeth into "Evolution" - a THRASH METAL masterpiece consisting of 12 pounding and punishing pure metal tracks. The All-Star line-up that performed on "Evolution" features Ilias on guitar, Gene Hoglan (TESTAMENT, FEAR FACTORY, ex-DARK ANGEL, STRAPPING YOUNG LAD), Steve Digiorgio (SADUS, ex-DEATH, TESTAMENT), Ralph Santolla (OBITUARY, ex-DEICIDE, ICED EARTH, etc) and Chris Valagao (ZIMMERS HOLE, MECHANISM, WEST OF HELL). The new album also includes guest musicians such as, David Ellefson (MEGADETH), Tim "Ripper" Owens (HAIL!, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, BEYOND FEAR, ex-JUDAS PRIEST, ICED EARTH), Jeff Waters (ANNIHILATOR), Christian Wentz (FUTURES END), Marc Pattison (Futures End), Laura Christine (DREAMING DEAD) and Carlos E. Perez (ex-C:REAL). David Ellefson recorded two songs, 'A New Era' and 'Rules Of Engagement', as well as co-wrote 'Rules Of Engagement' with Memorain guitarist Ilias Papadakis and Tim "Ripper" Owens. On top of that, Tim "Ripper" Owens recorded vocals on 'Rules Of Engagement' and Laura Christine also contributed a solo on the song 'Destiny Found'. Jeff Waters recorded the main guitar solo on 'A New Era', while Carlos E. Perez laid down a guitar solo for 'Methods Of The Past', and both Christian Wentz and Marc Pattison contributed guitar solos on 'Scratching The Surface'. Special Edition CD includes an impressive 20 page booklet, with song lyrics and band photos.

22012/7/04
VALFREYA 
Path to Eternity
Metal
747014612729
 MAPLE METAL Records
#MMR008


May 22 street date. With ‘Path to Eternity’ you’ll get carried away to an era where myths and legends are an everyday reality. This 6 member Montreal band, lead by their charismatic and warrior-like frontwoman, offer a catchy and aggressive, epic album within the viking/folk metal genre. Their debut 10 song opus, ‘Path to Eternity’ is an impressive piece of work on all levels; music, concept and artwork, and is not only for the folk metal fan, but also for those that need a good dose of mead with their daily brutality. Sharpen your blades, a glorious battle awaits!


2012/05/01
KEMILON
Twisted Storm
Metal
747014611722
MAPLE METAL     cat# MMR007




May 1 street date. Kemilon is a six-member metal band from Montreal that was formed in 2008, and they storm out of the gate with excellent song writing and dynamic instrumental performances on debut album, 'Twisted Storm.' The best way to describe the music of Kemilon is to imagine the progressive elements of Dream Theater, revving it up to the speed of European power metal bands such as Helloween and Gamma Ray. Kemilon are Canada's answer to such acts like Symphony X and Stratovarius. The debut album of Kemilon definitely shreds, but also includes a few surprises, like a power ballad, dueling keyboard & guitar battles, and catchy, fist-raising metal anthems. The very defintion of power/prog, right here.
2012/03/05
SANGRE ETERNA
Asphyxia
Metal
747014611227

MAPLE METAL     cat# MMR006



Available now. 110% All Star melodic death metal album forged in Finland & Serbia. Modern Melodic Death Metal with influences of Dark Tranquillity, In Flames, & Children of Bodom. ‘Asphyxia’ is SANGRE ETERNA’s second studio album and features several guest musicians like Aleksi Sihvonen (Norther), Tapio Wilska (ex-Finntroll and ex-Nightwish), Juha Kylmänen (For my Pain), Jarmo Kylmänen (Eternal Tears of Sorrow) & Jovana Karajanov (Tales of Dark). The 11 track album was recorded in summer 2011 and mastered in Germany by Stephan Fimmers (Necrophagist).



2011/12/06
NORDHEIM
Metal
747014609927
MAPLE METAL     cat# MMR005

Available now. Discover a sound you've never heard before. NORDHEIM mix the elements of Viking/Folk/Death and Black metal to create a classic, melodic yet brutal, and entertaining album. If you're into Amon Amarth, Ensiferum, Finntroll, Korpiklaani, Moonsorrow, Turisas or Wintersun, STOP LOOKING, because this album is for YOU! MYGLOBALMIND ‘ZINE - "NORDHEIM have released one of the best folk metal albums of the last few years. Tracks like "LOST IN THE NORTH", "FAR AWAY" and "SAILING THE DRAKKAR" show the band in full strength and really could have been written and performed by anyone in the folk metal scene they’re that good. (rating: 8/10). Established in 2006, this talented quintet hail from Quebec City, Canada. NORDHEIM’s debut album ‘LOST IN THE NORTH’ was produced at MGL Studios in Quebec City, by Maxime Lamontagne, and the album was mastered by Jean-Francois Dagenais of KATAKLYSM.

2011/04/04
KORPIUS
Metal
747014600825
MAPLE METAL     cat# MMR004


Now available. "Blackened Death Metal mob KORPIUS unleash a torrent of furious brutality in insanity form with their first step up the career ladder, namely their debut full-length album 'Shades Of Black' taking flight. Evidently sounding similar to Behemoth, this may be Quebec's (Canada) answer to the Polish titans. Blistering blastbeats encased in a multitude of cosmetic riffs and verifying vocals, savaging the atmosphere with a maple   syrup-laden knife. An exciting band with a bucket full of promising intention in every possible way, Korpius offer the way to the dark woods of North America." - Rhys Stevenson (Terrorizer Magazine - rating: 9/10). "Prepare thyselves for one of the best, intense, epic, blackened death metal debut albums in recent memory. This is just a beast of an album." - Lords Of Metal (nl) (rating: 88/100). Hailing from Sherbrooke, south of Montreal, this exciting quartet have already carved a name for themselves on the Quebec Metal Circuit over their short 5 year career, as a must see Live act. They have toured with Despised Icon, Krisiun, Belphagor and many more. Some critics have compared KORPIUS as on par with Neuraxis, Fleshgod Apocalypse and Cryptopsy. KORPIUS were voted as Best Death Metal Band in Quebec 2011 at WTF Metal Music out of 32 Bands! (Poll conducted in Feb. 2012 by the Fans). "Shades Of Black might even make your album of the year. Stunning metal." - Metal Team UK 2011.


2010/09/15
Massive Slavery
Metal
747014593929     MAPLE METAL    cat# MMR003





Available now. 'Global Enslavement' is a Revolutionary Album in Modern Death Metal. It is a Concept death metal album that explores some of the darkest parts of modern history, that caused the epic failures of our society today. This all-star line-up was made up from the departed members of Quebec death metal bands: Paroxysm, Decrepity and Descend Into Nothingness. The album was produced and recorded by Yannick St-Amand (Despised Icon, Beneath the Massacre, Neuraxis), at Northern Studio in Northern Quebec. It was mixed and mastered by Pierre Rémillard (Anvil, Kataklysm, Misery Index, Malevolent Creation) at Wild Studio north of Montreal. "TOP 10 Albums of 2010" - WTF Metal Music & Great Black North Radio. "The Metal Break-Through Of The Year ! " (2010) - Lords Of Metal (nl). "This might be one of the most brutal bands playing a more melodic form of death metal right now. Canada's Massive Slavery are a must for everyone wanting equal parts quality performance, memorable guitar lines and extreme aggression. "Global Enslavement" is an album that delivers the quintessential death metal experience." Bravewords (rating 8.5/10).


2010/06/08
SUBHUMAN
Profondo Rozzo
Metal
747014582527
MAPLE METAL      cat# MMR002


  

Available now. With machine-gun like precision, SUBHUMAN hit the mark with 9 songs of intense Death-Thrash Metal insanity with the release of their latest album "Profondo Rozzo". The tempos change very fast from Death Metal brutality, to ultimate Thrash riffs, and combine the technical elements of modern metal to produce a highly original sound. The dual-guitar attack, killer solos, thundering bass, and earthshaking drums are all backed by demonic screams and growls. This quintet is now considered as "Italy’s Best technical Death-Thrash band". SUBHUMAN has played w/ Deicide, Vader, Marduk, Decapitated. "A stunningly brutal slice of Death Thrash that just gets better and better with every listen" - Metal Team UK.net. "9 tracks that will crush your skull in!" - Powerofmetal.dk (rating: 90/100). ‘Profondo Rozzo’ kicks all kinds of ass, & demands repeated loud listens" - Blabbermouth.net (rating 8/10). "What these guys do is pure musical genius!" - Bravewords.com (rating 9/10). "I think this is better than the latest Slayer album." - Heavy Metal.hu. For fans of: Testament, Deicide, Slayer, Lamb of God and Cannibal Corpse.


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1 comment:

  1. Sangre etern is my favorite one. This music heals my soul and though it requires special mood, I'd highly recommend it to academic writers online.

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