Thursday, 31 July 2014

2nd Band of the NeKroWEEK - NOCTEM -SPA- Blackened Death Metal

NeKro Presentation


NeKronos Promotion is Proud to present the second band of the NeKroWeek, they are NOCTEM (Blackened Death Metal) a killer band from Spanish lands and with a damn mature Extreme Metal sound, for fans of Behemoth, Dimmu Borgir, Fleshgod Apocalypse, Septic Flesh, Belphegor, Hate and more.
Show your support and share this info to all your metal brotherhood if you like what you have heard!

The official clip for "The arrival of the false gods" from the album "Oblivion":





Noctem consolidates as an extreme metal band in April 2001. The band defines its ideals, based in the antithesis of the whole absurd human religions, misanthropy and cult to former civilizations, violence, destruction and death.

Noctem records their first work “Unholy blood” which was commercialized for 2 years. After several formation changes the band continues their way making national level concerts and composing new tracks, totally immersed in the search of a more personal music style.

The band commercializes for two years their live cd “live 2004” auto produced and recorded in their natal city.

2007/ 2008
After the departure of two of their most ancient members a restructure takes place in the band to later on, release the record of the mcd “God Among Slaves”. With the release of this work and the big success among the online press and metal heads, the band, with its new components, fulfills different tours through the country accompanied in the Spanish stages by foreign bands…

In 2008 the band signs with the label Noisehead Records (Austria) and carries out an european tour “Noctem European Tour 08” where the band destroys the European stages of Spain, Portugal, France, Andorra, UK, Belgium and Italy.

In January of 2009 the band records at Vienna their debut album “Divinity” which counts with the collaborations of Christos Antoniou (Septic flesh and Chaos star) and of Leal (ex-Forever Slave). The album was released in April by the musical seal Noisehead Records in Europe and in May with Relapse Records in the USA. For the present time, the band has recorded two videos exracted from the album "Divinity", standing out the violent and censored "Across Heracles towards", directed by Miguel Angel Font Bisier.
The band performs different presentations of the album “Divinity” in festivals and tours, like the ones at Spain or Portugal in 2009, sharing stage in some concerts with first level bands like Malevolent Creation (USA), Vomitory (Sweden) and Napalm Death, in their spanish dates.
Few months after the album release Noctem figures in the nº18 of the top 20 Spanish bands record sales of 2009,º 310 and nº 313 HEAVY ROCK (SPAIN).

In January of 2010 the band start touring Europe, supporting Incantation (USA) and Hate (Pl) in different countries: Uk, France, Belgium, Italy, Spain, Netherlands, Germany and Chez Republic.
Mayones guitars , from Poland, include Exo (lead guitar) into their sponsors list. Mayones include well known artists from the music scene like: Dark Tranquility, Paradise Lost, Limp Bizkit, Katatonia or My Dying Bride...
After a few shows at Spain, and the recording of the third and most ambicious video from "Divinity", in May the band is included in the "Collector of the king tour ", supporting Ragnarok (Norway) in Europe: Austria, Germany, Poland, Belgium and Netherlands.
In September of 2010, the third video from "Divinity", entitled with the same name, was be released for all the world. Including the collaboration of Christos Antoniou (Septic Flesh) in the orchestral arrangements and a team formed by more than 80 people, the third video from the Noctem's debut album "Divinity" (Noisehead Records.2009) is the last and most epic visual opus from the spanish extreme metal band.
Directed by Miguel Angel Font Bisier ("Across Heracles Towards") from Ht Prods. A few days later, the spanish extreme metal band announces their signing with "The Flaming Arts" for worldwide representation, well-known Booking and Management agency in the international metal scene (Septic Flesh, Hate, Blood Red Throne, Sybreed, Cattle Decapitation and more).
Liszko straps from Poland endorse the band with their signature models for Exo, Helion and Ul. Liszko include well known artists from the international metal scene like Il Niño, Behemoth, Alestorm...
In the same time Darko is endorsed by Saluda Cymbals from USA. In November of 2010 Noctem tours for third time presenting their last album with Gorgoroth (Nor) and Cavus (Fin), also sharing stages with bands like Finntroll (Fin) and Carach Angren (Nl).

In January of 2011, Noctem release the "making of" their succesdul video "Divinity". In February of 2011, the band starts recording sessions in the Ultrasound Studios 2 at Moita (Portugal), with Daniel Cardoso (Ava Inferi, Aura Noir, Angelus Apatrida...) as producer, for their new album, foreseen for 2011.
In march of 2011 the band announces their signing with Rising records for the worldwide release of their new album: Oblivion.
The album was pre-released in Spain from 25/04/2011 and worldwide from 13/06/2011.
The Oblivion Spanish Tour 2011 started in the end of April and the band destroyed the national stages during May, June, August and finally September.
In summer of 2011 and after receiving a brutal feedback from the international metal press and metalheads, Noctem announce their appearance in the "Lux Mundi Europe Tour 2011", where the band will share stage with international well known acts like Samael, Melechesh and Keep of Kalessin.
In september of 2011, Noctem joins forces with Nekronos promotion agency from Portugal and the prestigious label Metal Blade Records (Cannibal Corpse, Behemoth, Amon Amarth...) announces the release of Oblivion in NorthAmerica. The official release is fixed for the 25th of October.
The album receives great and outstanding reviews in Europe and NorthAmerica.
In december of 2011, the band releases the first video for the album Oblivion, based in a live show of the band, "The Arrival of the False Gods" is the elected track.
In the same month Noctem tours in Finland for their first time in a 4-dates mini tour, including Helsinki, Porvoo, Kokkola and Turku.

Noctem starts the new year touring through Europe.
The band join forces with Pest Promotions from Eastern Europe and Stigia Booking & Management (for Spanish booking), getting as well a new endorser: New Rock boots from Spain.
Several tours like Iberian Conquest (with Coprolith) and European Conquest, including summer festivals like Jam Rock Fest, Czech Death Fest, Costa de Fuego, Leyendas del Rock and Motocultor Fest; sharing stage with Guns n Roses, Marylin Manson, In flames, Deicide, Municipal Waste, Dark Tranquility, Suffocation and many more...

Oblivion has received several outstanding reviews from European and NorthAmerican metal press, also being included in the Top List of Best 2011 Releases by Sonic Abuse (Uk), in the 3rd position as Best Underground Metal Album/International on The Whiplasher (Austria), Between the best bads of 2011, including Best Live Performance, Best Cover, Best Video for "The Arrival of the False Gods" by; Best cover artwork by Boulevard Brutal (France) and nominated for Best Melodic Black Metal Album by Metal Storm.

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