DEFOX RECORDS and INVINCIBLE RECORDS are excited to announce "Axomimitl" the fifth album of cult mexican Death Metal band XIPE TOTEC.
The release contain nine songs and will be distributed in more than 240 countries worldwide and over 120 digital webstores, including the biggest Itunes, Spotify, Deezer, Amazon, Google Music ...
Scheduled in October 15th 2017.

The legendary Prehispanic Death Metal XIPE TOTEC has returned with a new album called "Axomimitl" (crossed with arrows in Nahuatl language). This 2017 duo formed by Alex Camacho and Martin Martinez have achieved their most experimental album throughout their career. They gathered elements of their previous works to unify in "Axomimitl" a solid work in melody, harmony, speed, and brutality between multiple Pre-Columbian passages.
The introductions of Anthropology Documentaries and films on pre-Hispanic topics have been added here to show the listener a cultural boost. They follow the lyrics in Nahuatl language to get the appropriate atmosphere that has characterized XIPE TOTEC lately. A marshy, muddy, ancestral sound. A new element in this album has been the synthesizer pads to achieve an epic reminder of the Mesoamerican past cultures.
The longer, more melodic, more epic songs make "Axomimitl" the fundamental resource of composition. They incorporate different flutes and rattles that had not been played on previous records. Human sacrifices, mythology, and ancestral cosmovision, are basic in the lyric line, based on ancient legends and archaeological studies. As the Pre-Hispanic Metal is not only about dancers, nor say that they are warriors, it is also about a lot of reading and research. Here Archeology is a fundamental science as is music to art.
A song in particular, makes use of Spanish acoustic guitars, in strange conjunction with a pre-Hispanic passage. This rare fusion is allusive mainly to miscegenation, predominant in Latin America. Perhaps many find it strange, but the experimentation in this disk of XIPE TOTEC has been the main engine to go ahead.
If you want to listen to a fusion alternative in terms of ancient cultures, especially Mexihcah, the opportunity to listen to this new album by XIPE TOTEC "Axomimitl", wants to devastate your ears and that trips to the past of a Mexico Ancient ... to the mystical path of the Mexihcah.



MARTIN MARTINEZ: Guitars, Bass, Drums, Flauta Aztecas, Tambores Aztecas, Palo De Lluvia,
ALEJANDRO CAMACHO: Vocals

Track list:
1. Cihuateteo
2. Axomimitl
3. Tonalyecantoc
4. Ahneli Tlahtolnemiliztli
5. Cuauhxicalli
6. In Mimiqueh In Tlahtol
7. Miquīhtotl
8. Tlachihualiztli
9. In Tequihuahyotl Itlantica


Site: http://xipetotec.nlz.it
Label: http://invinciblerecords.nlz.it
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Synaptik New "White Circles" Video Released & "Justify & Reason" in UK stores 10th April.

British heavy metal five-piece, Synaptik from Norwich, UK unleashed their anticipated sophomore album, “Justify & Reason” on March 10th 2017 worldwide digitally throughDefox records and physically in the US via Divebomb records but today (April 10th) it lands in various UK stores!

To promote the release of their new album "Justify & Reason" being available in stores across the UK today (April 10th) through Plastic Head Distribution, they have just dropped an official lyric video for their third single taken from the album for "White Circles".




Artwork for single, "White Circles".

Vocalist, John Knight had this to say about the lyrical meaning behind the new song:
“Lyrically the song describes the story of one person’s dependency on medication, antipsychotic drugs, the decision whether to stop taking them and return to a natural state risking confusion and illness or to continue on, the side effects, the withdrawals, the risks. All overseen by the ‘god like’ Psychiatrist. Singer John Knight worked for many years within the Mental Health system at management level and witnessed how the clients saw and described their experiences, “I spoke at length with a client about her feelings towards her medication and her Psychiatrist, she told me her Psychiatrist was ‘like a God’, someone who oversaw all the choices she made and controlled her life, it made an impression and I wrote this song that night, of course not every story is the same and medication plays a very important and useful part of people's life, it’s not an anti-medication song at all, but about the conflict a person has, the internal battle……telling themselves ’I’m well now, I don’t need these tablets’ without realising they feel this way because the medication is working, the side effects both being on and withdrawing can be severe”.

'White Circles' is a song with great progressive dynamics, light and shade, building to a frantic & blistering metallic end.

Check out the new powerful and thought provoking lyric video below!



For more information on Synaptik:

http://synaptikmetal.com/
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DeFox Records and Heart Of Steel Records reveal details of upcoming Album "Justify & Reason" of prog metal band SYNAPTIK from England.

The new product is described as “A collection exhibiting real finesse, true technicality but not at the expense of neck-snapping riffs and a progressive air that’s both bracing and intimidatingly menacing”.

The Norwich men show no signs of slowing down as they are set to make a huge impact in 2017 by following it up with the release of their highly anticipated sophomore album, out March 10th on every worldwide webstores, iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, Deezer, Google Play, Tidal, Shazam...

The digital album track list:
1. The Incredible Machine 
2. Human / Inhuman
3. Conscience
4. White Circles
5. Esc Ctrl

Here is a taste of what to expect from the new album with the first song release ‘ESC CTRL’ which shows the band in their element in this powerful new video:



Subscribe to band website for special offers on NEW "Justify & Reason" Merchandise and receive a £10 coupon to use in a new store and also a FREE download of "Esc Ctrl" as a thank you.
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DeFox Records and Heart Of Steel Records are really excited to announce the re-release debut album of prog metal band from England SYNAPTIK.
The album titled "The Mechanisms of Consequence" Reissue Brain Spark edition remix, contains 9 songs in vein of technical Progresive Metal.
The digital release will be available on January 30th on every biggest worldwide webstores, iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, Deezer, Google Play Music, iHeart Radio, Tidal, Shazam...

SYNAPTIK is a British heavy metal band from the East Coast of England. Formed in 2012, the band’s music incorporates genres such as Thrash, Power & Progressive metal.
Synaptik liberally mix the band members’ eclectic range of influences creating a hybrid sound-scape with an appeal that transcends music genres. Melody, heavier-than-a-blackhole-riffage, dynamic vocals, death metal aggressiveness and more combined to create the Synaptik spark.



SYNAPTIK members have, in the past, shared stages with bands such as IRON MAIDEN, EXODUS, ONSLAUGHT and many more.

Such a wealth of experience and endless talent creates a back-bone of integrity, quality and a powerhouse live performance every time.
Merging various metal genres including but not limited to classic rock, classical, prog, tech, thrash and heavy metal allows SYNAPTIK to explore unique avenues with toe curling precision.

Album TRACKLIST:
1. Truths That Wake
2. A Man Dies
3. Your Cold Dead Trace
4. Irresistible Shade
5. Vacancy Of Mind
6. As I Am, As I Was
7. Utopia In Our Eyes
8. Allies
9. Your Cold Dead Trace (Alan Tecchio verses)



“The Mechanisms of Consequence” is an album that impresses from the first to the last song with its mix of emotion, aggression, heavy guitars & melodic vocal style. Founded in eastern England in 2012 by brothers John and Ian Knight, SynaptiK passionately connect Progressive Metal with Death/Thrash Metal, melody with brutality on their debut album.
Carried by John`s voice and words which draw their inspiration from personal experiences, human emotion and world events SynaptiK can be found in the intersection of such big names as Queensryche, Nevermore, Death, Atheist and Psychotic Waltz.

Ranging from the heavy opener “Truths That Wake” to “Your Cold Dead Trace” featuring Alan Tecchio (ex Hades /Watchtower as guest vocalist whose contribution creates a chorus that implants itself in your head then refuses to leave) to the atmospheric and dynamic “As I Am, As I Was “.
The second album titled "“Justify & Reason” will be launch in March 10th. 2017.

Band Members:
John Knight Vocals
Pete Loades Drums
Ian Knight Guitarist
Kev Jackson Bass
Jack Murton Lead Guitarist

Authors and Composers John Knight & Ian Knight

Contact:
www.synaptikmetal.com
www.facebook.com/synaptikmetal
Twitter: @synaptikmetal
Instagram: synaptikmetal



DeFox Records and INVINCIBLE Records are proud to announce the debut EP of italian death metal band BARBAROSSA.
The EP titled "Operation Barbarossa" contains 5 songs in vein of Melodic Death Metal.
The digital release will be available early December on every worldwide webstores, iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, Deezer, Google Music, Nokia, Emusic...


Barbarossa band founded in March 2014 by Lorenzo and Davy, at guitars. 
After meeting in a pub they decided to give birth to a new musical project.
They started to work with hate and love (musically talking), while Lorenzo was Death metal sound-oriented Davy came from a Thrash Metal background and they both wanted to impose their will. 
After some weeks of insults, came the discovery of the concept of diplomacy and they started to go in the right way. They decided to create something based on ferocity, obscurity and melody….something modern but still with solid roots planted in the tradition of death and thrash metal. 
Something technical but that anyway puts the focus on spontaneity of the songwriting.

After some time Cristiano took place behind the drum heads, giving shape and power to Davy’s still unripe riffs, while in the meantime Lorenzo was given the task to make the walls tremble with growl vocals and to dash off the first lyrics.
To complete the line-up, arrived Alex on Bass guitar. He has a really well kept beard, worked out fingers and a growl as deep as an oceanic trench, so how could him not being in?
Barbarossa’s live debut arrived in December 2014 at Britannia pub in Vedelago, with a baptism of fire over expectations and a wide appreciation by the crowd witch pushed the band to carry on the project and to ask the best from herself.
So went on with satisfaction live activity In Northern Italy with some live gigs in Veneto and Emilia Romagna.
Today Barbarossa entering in the underground metal scene with their first ep: Operation Barbarossa, the fruit of long session of composition, whole nights playing and to conceive a lot of songs that they can collect the positive opinion of the worldwide metal kids ...Barbarossa is ready!!

line-up:
Cristiano Perin: Drums 
Alex Omega: Bass 
Lorenzo Telve: Guitar/Vocal 

Davy Scarpellini: Lead Guitar




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After the great success achieved for the compilation dedicated to games in London 2012, DEFOX RECORDS is proud to announce the Rock Music tribute to 2016 Olympic games in Rio!
This operation aims to highlight the power, passion and dynamism of Sport, expression like the Rock music!
The compilation with Rock bands called "OLYMPIA 2016 (The End Of The Games)" will be published in digital and CD format in July 15.

The project will be officially launched in Italy in July with a very important event in a place called Palazzo Valmarana Braga in Vicenza.

Artwork and photo by RRR Remi Real Rock.

The list of artists and bands will be revealed soon! 

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DEFOX RECORDS and HEART OF STEEL RECORDS are proud to announce the new single of ANASTASIO FARINI, great guitar virtuoso from Greece!
The song titled "Unchain My Broken Heart" (feat. Hercules Zotos) will be available on every digital worldwide webstores in March 10th, 2016!

Anastasio Farini was born in Thessaloniki (Greece). 
In early age he started taking classical guitar lessons and completed his studies in music theory. His love towards rock'n'roll led him to start playing electric guitar and form his first band called White Rose. 
Was sixteen years old, he play live gigs in several venues, gaining air play from radio stations and a recognition as an upcoming guitar talent through Greek Metal Hammer Magazine. 

He have influences in guitar virtuoso like Yngwie Malmsteen, John Norum, Chris Impellitteri, Steve Vai,and many more, led him to create a more melodic personal playing and sound. Since then he has collaborated with many singers and bands as a member or as a session musician. 

His debut album "Lil' Angel" with 9 melodic Hard Rock songs with elements of classic Hard Rock till Glam, and Hair Metal sounds with neoclassical solos have received more positive critics and reviews by the international media all over the world. 
Also Anastasio Farini cooperated with the great singers (Reuben Archer, Dean Mess, Rob Mancini, Pelle Saether, Darren Grant, George Gakis) wherever they in turn gave them their own mark in the final result.

About the single "Unchain My Broken Heart" the vocal line are by the singer Hercules Zotos and very soon will be published the video clip on Youtube.

Produced by Anastasio Farini and Stratos Athanasiou at Stone studios and the video production are from "Orama productions".

FB Band contact : https://www.facebook.com/anastasio.farini
Label contact : http://heartofsteel.nlz.it
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Official video on Youtube