Joining the ranks at Sliptrick Records this week:
Sunwalter (RUS) Sci-Fi Metal
Bittered (US) Grindcore | Thrash | Metal
Anèma (IT) Prog Rock | Prog Metal
Revelations (SE) Heavy Metal | Doom
The Sunwalter project was launched in Moscow on August 31st, 2008. Originally, they were defined as melodic black metal but have since morphed to what they like to call Sci-Fi Metal with clean female and extreme male vocals, a mix of metalcore, power and modern metal all wrapped up in some truly extra-terrestrial lyrics. The bands forthcoming Alien Hazard will be released via Sliptrick Records worldwide.
Here’s a synopsis in their own words; “At a certain point in time the Sunwalter crew was abducted by a group of alien creatures. None of the previous events matter anymore. In their songs they deliver encrypted messages from the deepest space, revealing the secrets of the Universe for the good of Earthmen. Any listener can experience the impact of the Sunwalter space patrons, since the extraterrestrial intelligence supervises the content of all songs.”
Formed in 2014 York, Pennsylvania, USA by Paul, Dennis, and Kasey. Each band member has been playing heavy music of some sort for years. Bittered started out more on the aggressive doomy side for their first album, Hubris Aggression but then lost most of the dark elements by the release of 2016’s Government Oppression. With the new album Foreign Agenda, the band is aggressive, angry and not afraid to tackle and shit on the political arena. Bittered have a wide range of influences including grindcore, crust punk, black metal, thrash, traditional metal and hardcore which can be heard throughout the bands material.
Hard n Heavy meets AOR. Anèma hail from Sicily and draw influences from the likes of Styx, Pink Floyd, Queen, PFM, Genesis, Van Halen. After The Sea is their debut concept album and is particularly interesting for it’s unique blend of Hard Rock with hints of 70’s Progressive. The tracks are a glossary of the band’s musical experiences, characterized by a strong dynamism of styles and tones. The album is already available in digital format through Sliptrick Records worldwide.
After The Sea | Released June 23rd, 2017 on Sliptrick Records
Formed in 2012, this Stockholm based band has gained a group of devoted fans while touring with music legends such as Paul Di’Anno (ex-Iron Maiden), Chris Holmes (ex-W.A.S.P.) and Neon Rose. Since 2013, the band has consisted of singer Lasse Gudmundsson, Guitarist Anders Stafrén, drummer Janne Backlund and bassist Daniel Ramírez. After Revelations first EP, 2013’s Warning, Lasse joined as the new vocalist and the band recorded and released the single Grip of Darkness, which gained some international success. With Lasse fully on board Revelations could finally gear up and start to give live performances and the band has toured Sweden a number of times, playing at both local rock bars and big festivals. Revelations new album, Gatekeeper features 9 songs and is due for release later in year via Sliptrick Records.