Sweden’s illustrious industrial metal pioneers, Rave The Reqviem, have consistently pushed the boundaries of musical experimentation. Renowned for their distinctive fusion of metal, electronic elements, and symphonic influences, the band have unveiled their fifth full-length studio album, “Ex-Eden,” today and are set to premiere a new music video for the track ‘Exit Babylon’ now on YouTube.
The new album features eleven meticulously crafted tracks that showcase the band’s signature blend of heavy guitars, epic strings, and powerful beats. With “Ex-Eden” Rave The Reqviem presents their darkest, heaviest, and most defined album to date. The band embarks on a soul-searching journey through themes of death and despair within a deteriorating paradise. This new sonic assault features heavy guitars, hard-hitting beats, sweet melodies, catchy hooks, and epic Baroque orchestrations. At its core, the new album “Ex-Eden” explores the theme of “loss of faith.” It delves into the darkest and most cynical corners of human existence while maintaining an undeniable sense of power and resilience. It is a profound sonic journey that challenges conventions and redefines the boundaries of modern metal.
Watch the new video for the song ‘Exit Babylon’ now here: https://youtu.be/vn8mpiFEBYM
‘Exit Babylon,’ co-written with Jake E (Cyhra, ex-Amaranthe) and Jesper Strömblad (Halo Effect, ex-In Flames), is probably the most accessible track from the band to this day. This dancefloor-friendly hit song is inspired by the Old Testament and the enslavement of God’s people by tyrants and sinners in golden halls. A hard-hitting metaphor for surviving even the most relentless of difficulties in this life.
“Ex-Eden” invites the listeners to explore the depths of Rave The Reqviem’s musical evolution and the transformative power of their artistry as a testament to their unrelenting brutality and enduring beauty. Get or stream the album here: https://ravethereqviem.lnk.to/EX-EDEN
05. How To Hate Again feat. Jake E
06. God, Demon, Machine
07. Zero Solace
08. Edge Of Eden
09. REQVIEM_05 feat. Ruinizer
10. Exit Babylon
11. Angry All The Time
Rave The Reqviem online:
Rave The Reqviem is:
The Prophet – Vocals, Guitars, Programming
The Sister Svperior – Vocals
The Cantor – Vocals, Keyboards, Percussion
The Archbishop – Bass
The Deacon – Drums
Finnish Modern Metallers Bloodred Hourglass are back with their new album, “How’s the Heart?” along with a video for the brutally beautiful opener album track ‘Of Course I Still Love You,’ featuring crushing riffs, tempo changes, and an undeniably affecting melody, using melodiousness as its driving force. Heartfelt and personal.
Watch the video for ‘Of Course I Still Love You’ via YouTube: https://youtu.be/9j5PcvePTDE
Known for their ability to blend modern and death metal influences, Bloodred Hourglass takes you on a journey in “How’s the Heart?” through the stages of grief, offering a unique blend of aggression and beauty. Showcasing their evolution as musicians, pushing the boundaries of genres while staying true to their traditional Nordic roots and signature soundscapes. With impactful riffing, aggressive drumming, versatile vocals, catchy choruses, and grandiose synths, this album is a must-listen, mixed and mastered by Dan Braunstein (Spiritbox, Veil Of Maya, Dayseeker).
Join the higher notes of emotions and experience the power of Bloodred Hourglass in “How’s the Heart?” – available now as 2CD, 2LP vinyl, including bonus tracks, a BRHG wooden fan box set limited to 199 pieces including a branded bag of specialty coffee roasted locally in the band’s hometown Mikkeli (FI), a BRHG espresso cup, a 2CD with three bonus tracks only available on the physical version, a patch, magnet, reflector and a certificate. All editions are available around the globe and digitally at this location: https://BRHG.lnk.to/HowsTheHeartAlbum
01 Of Course I Still Love You
02 In Lieu of Flowers
05 The Sun Still In Me
06 Song of Forgotten
09 The End We Start From
10 How’s the Heart?
01 Only When I’m Breathing (Bonus)
02 Hennessy (Bonus)
03 Twin Flame (Bonus)
Bloodred Hourglass are:
Jaredi Koukonen – Vocals
Jarkko Hyvönen – Drums
Jose Moilanen – Bass
Lauri Silvonen – Guitar
Joni Lahdenkauppi – Guitar
Eero Silvonen – Guitar
Bloodred Hourglass on Spotify
Don’t forget to catch them live at their confirmed shows in Finland and Estonia. More shows will be announced soon.
20.10.2023 Finlandia-klubi, Lahti
21.10.2023 Vanha Ylioppilastalo, Helsinki
28.10.2023 Black Box, Mikkeli
03.11.2023 Utopia, Turku
04.11.2023 Sawohouse, Kuopio
10.11.2023 Totem, Lappeenranta
11.11.2023 Suistoklubi, Hämeenlinna
17.11.2023 Wanha Mestari, Kauhajoki
18.11.2023 Kantakrouvi, Oulu
24.11.2023 Klubi, Tampere
25.11.2023 Lutakko, Jyväskylä
01.12.2023 Kannusali, Espoo
02.12.2023 Unholy Winter Fest, Joensuu
05.12.2023 House of Rock, Kouvola
08.12.2023 Tiivistämö, Helsinki
09.12.2023 Paavli Kultuurivabrik, Tallinn (EE)