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HERUKA: “Memorie” out today and “Passacaglia” lyric video

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  Today’s the release date set for HERUKA’s third full length, “Memorie”, out on Rude Awakening Records once again. The album contains ten Black Metal songs with Italian lyrics composed in poetic style, on common themes of death and suffering of life. The new album follows the previous full “No Sun Dared Pass Our Windows” two years after its release in 2020 and marks the return to the Italian lyrics also used in their early releases. The band celebrates the new record unleashing a new lyric video: a cover of “Passacaglia della Vita”, a 17th century baroque song often attributed to the Italian composer Stefano Landi and covered by many artists of different styles along the centuries. HERUKA brings the tune in a Black Metal interpretation, with the help of two special guests to recall the baroque origin in the intro and the outro. https://youtu.be/JkPNeNk7OPY The artwork completes the conceptual death work on “Memorie”: a detail of “The Human Fragility”, homage to a masterp

HERUKA: new single from “Memorie”

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  While the release date of HERUKA’s new record approaches, the Black Metal band from Italy publishes another extract from “Memorie”. After unveiling the first single “Presagi”, now it’s time for “Ad un Passo”: again, the lyrical content is about a suffering life close to its end and the whole record sees Italian lyrics written in poetic style sharing common themes. Release date for “Memorie” is set for May 24th, once again the record will be published by Rude Awakening Records and limited to 300 CD copies worldwide. The artwork is a tribute to a piece of art by Italian painter Salvator Rosa, a detail taken from “The Human Fragility” (1656 circa).   Complete “Memorie” tracklist: 1. Inno 2. Presagi 3. Ad un Passo 4. Memorie 5. Indarno 6. Vegetale 7. Inutile Attesa 8. Anossia 9. Criogenesi 10. Passacaglia Heruka is: Nekrom: vocals Adranor: guitar Moha: guitar Nemuri Shi: drums Cruz: bass Special guests: Flavio Virzì (acoustic guitar) and Sonja Horlac

HERUKA: first single unveiled and “Memorie” details

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New album “Memorie” by Italian Black Metal band HERUKA will be out on 24th May, 2022. Once again, band’s third full length will be published by Rude Awakening Records, which already took care of the most recent Heruka’s releases. “Memorie” sees a full return to Italian language lyrics with a tracklist of ten songs exploring death themes. The cover is an homage to the painter Salvator Rosa, with a detail of one of his works, “La Fragilità Umana” (17th century). The first available single is “Presagi”, including a lyric video by Sandro Di Girolamo: Complete “Memorie” tracklist and cover: 1. Inno 2. Presagi 3. Ad un Passo 4. Memorie 5. Indarno 6. Vegetale 7. Inutile Attesa 8. Anossia 9. Criogenesi 10. Passacaglia More previews will be available soon and the physical release will be limited to 300 digipack copies worldwide. Heruka is: Nekrom: vocals Adranor: guitar Moha: guitar Nemuri Shi: drums Cruz: bass

HERUKA: new record coming and line-up changes

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After two years from the release of “No Sun Dared Pass Our Windows”, the Italian Black Metal band HERUKA announces a brand new album coming this year. Once again the band and Rude Awakening Records will work together to publish “Memorie”: third full length by Heruka and entirely sung in Italian as it happened for the early releases, the album’s chosen thread is the exploration of the multiple states of mind linked to the inconsistency of human life and the need to put an end to it. Tracklist: 1. Inno 2. Presagi 3. Ad un Passo 4. Memorie 5. Indarno 6. Vegetale 7. Inutile Attesa 8. Anossia 9. Criogenesi 10. Passacaglia Autumn 2021 is time for another major change: Moha switches from bass to guitar and the band welcomes Cruz on the bass. In over twenty years of existence, Heruka is now a five-piece band for the first time. More details and previews about “Memorie” will be revealed soon. Heruka is: Nekrom: vocals Adranor: guitar Moha: guitar Nemuri Shi: drums Cruz: bass

HERUKA: a preview track of “Dust from the Deception Sun”

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  As the release date approaches, Heruka reveals one of the tracks appearing in “Dust from The Deception Sun - A Live Selection from Three Years of Black Metal ”: the chosen track is “The Eleventh Rule”, also appearing on the latest band’s full length. The Italian Melodic Black Metal band celebrates its latest activity years with a DVD/blu-ray release featuring a selection of tracks from their most recent albums, recorded during an intense studio session at Boiler studio (Rome, Italy) this summer.       Tracklist as follows: 1. Intro 2. Turning to Dust 3. Amsarctra: Nekrom’s Rescue 4. No Sun Dared Pass Our Windows 5. Feerduim: The Premonition 6. Near the Worms, Far from the Light 7. Chailosis: The Revelation 8. Twisted into Form 9. Zoryas: Emhos’ Army 10. Spleen 11. Bethuria: The Three Entities 12. The Eleventh Rule 13. The United States of Insanity 14. Two Heads, One Brain 15. Coisomo: Deception’s End 16. Let No One Be Saved 17. Time Collapse 18. White Coats Don’t Understand 19. Unr

HERUKA: a celebratory footage coming soon

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    Rude Awakening Records' next release will see the continuation of the collaboration with HERUKA: after publishing their latest full "No Sun Dared Pass Our Windows" last year, the label and the long estabilished Black Metal band from Rome have worked on a celebratory footage of the most recent activity years of the band, that will appear in their next release “Dust from the Deception Sun – A Live Selection from Three Years of Black Metal”. This release will contain an intense filming session, including more than one hour of video material shot at the Boiler Studio (Rome) and songs taken from the latest albums of the band, marking a stable return in the Italian Metal scene: “Deception’s End” (2018), “Turning to Dust” (2019) e “No Sun Dared Pass Our Windows” (2020). This footage will see the light as a strictly limited edition of 50 blu-ray copies and 50 DVD copies, i ncluding the following tracklist: 1. Intro 2. Turning to Dust 3. Amsarctra: Nekrom’s Resc

STRIBORG: “Ghostwoodlands” reissue coming soon

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  Rude Awakening Records is proud to announce its fifth release, in collaboration with Satanath Records and The End of Time Records . Available from 25th October 2021, “ Ghostwoodlands ” by the prolific Australian one man band STRIBORG will see the light again, after being originally by Displeased Records in 2007. This reissue will be available as a limited edition of 500 CD copies worldwide. This reissue will keep the original 2007 tracklist, while having a brand new cover artwork by the artist Mary Kankava (hellcatfairyart) and a remaster by Black Dwell Records studios of Roman Sapozhnikov. Tracklist as follows: 1. Bete Noirs 2. Wandering the Wilderness of Eternal Misery 3. Light Anomalies in the Phantom Woods 4. With Animosity I Bequeath Thee 5. Sinister Scraping of the Spectres 6. Ghostwoodlands 7. Descending into Utter Despair Striborg project originally began in 1993 under the name Kathaaria. 
1997 saw the name change to Striborg in which the direction shifted slightly to i