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Montreal, QC – April 23, 2019
Italian Groove Thrash EXTREMA Unveil New Single “Pitch Black Eyes”
New Album “Headbanging Forever” Out May 10, 2019 via Rockshots Records
Leading up to the release of their seventh studio album “Headbanging Forever” via Rockshots Records on May 10th, 2019, Italian groove thrash metallers EXTREMA have unleashed another track off their new record. Check out the neck breaking song ‘Pitch Black Eyes’ now streaming on the following platforms.
EXTREMA’s frontman Tiziano Spigno comments:
“The lyrics are inspired by H.P. Lovercraft’s prose poem ‘Nyarlathotep’. The poem itself is a bleak view of human civilization in decline: Nyarlathotep is a tall and swarthy man, whom wanders the Earth, demonstrating his magical powers. In every city he gets, he brings terror and destruction, announcing the world’s collapse”.
Recently the band also released their music video for the first single ‘For The Loved And The Lost’. Watch it now on YouTube: https://youtu.be/GlKb41YW5I8
The video was directed and edited by Daniele Farina, who has directed three other EXTREMA videos. The choreography was filmed in Orlando, Florida and the dancers represent “Las Catrinas de los dias de los muertos”.
You can listen to the song here: http://smarturl.it/HeadbangingForever
Pre-order the album digitally to receive instant download of ‘For The Loved And The Lost’ and ‘Pitch Black Eyes’ on the following platforms:
In case you missed the first two album trailers:
Trailer#1 ‘The Writing Process’: https://youtu.be/Lu_LWGoTZ6w
Trailer #2 ‘Band’s History’:https://youtu.be/ivH8WAITlmc
The album will be available in CD Digipack Deluxe or Vinyl Gatefold Limited Colored Edition.
Exclusive pre-order at Rockshots Records Store: http://bit.ly/EXTREMA_Store
For this album, the band enlisted Gustavo Sazes (MACHINE HEAD, ARCH ENEMY, ANGRA, ICED EARTH, GUS G., AMARANTHE, a.o.) to create the album artwork.
“Headbanging Forever” was produced by Tommy Massara & Gabriele Ravaglia. Recorded and mixed by Gabriele Ravaglia & Maxx Canali at the Fear Studio in Italy plus mastered by Alberto Cutolo at Massive Arts studios in Milan.
1. The Call
2. Borders Of Fire
3. For The Loved And The Lost
4. Heavens Blind
5. Pitch Black Eyes
6. Headbanging Forever
10. The Showdown
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EXTREMA’s original line-up was established between 1985 and 1986 in Milan, Italy. In a very short time, the band led by guitars player Tommy Massara achieved a huge success. Tommy is the only remaining member of the original line-up, and over the years he also played the role of artistic and executive producer.
Hundreds of concerts made the band more and more close-knit and open towards a constant growth path, capable from the beginning of welcoming influences external to heavy metal, a consistent choice within an evolutionary framework which saw EXTREMA start from the rebellious attitude of MOTÖRHEAD to later incorporate the style of Californian thrash metal, a scene with which the band shared the utmost care for the technical side of music and a devastating presence on stage.
The band’s reputation as musicians and performers kept growing in a perpetual live context, with extensive tours and the participation to prestigious festivals with the likes of METALLICA, SLAYER, MOTÖRHEAD, and KORN, a.o.
Extraneous from the beginning to political and ideological implications of any kind, EXTREMA’s lyrics have always strived to alternate challenging and contemporary themes with lighter subjects, true to rock’n’roll form.
In May 2017 the band welcomed the new frontman Tiziano Spigno. Thanks to his entry, EXTREMA can finally release all the creativity repressed in recent years: a violent, direct and engaging approach which is – at the same time – also varied, courageous and experimental, resulting in the new album “Headbanging Forever”.
Tiziano “Titian” Spigno – Vocals
Tommy Massara – Guitars
Gabri Giovanna – Bass
Francesco “Frullo” Larosa – Drums