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January 18, 2017

Slovenian Thrash Metallers PANIKK have released a first advance song from their upcoming second album "Discarded Existence" at this location. The tracklist of the album reads as follows: 'Instigator Of War', 'Sedated In Utopia', 'Under Pretence', 'Individual Right', 'Rotten Cells', 'Discarded Existence', 'Eyes Don't Lie', 'Reconstruction' and 'Outro'. "Discarded Existence" will be released on March 15, 2017 via Xtreem Music. More info you will find here:

CARNAL DECAY will release their fourth full-length "You Owe You Pay" in mid February via Rising Nemesis Records. The album was recorded, mixed and mastered at Kohlekeller Studios by Kristian "Kohle" Kohlmannslehner und Kai Stahlenberg. "You Owe You Pay" will feature the following ten tracks: 'No Sequel', 'Until You Die', 'Decimating The Living', 'Show Your Fucking Face' (feat. Melchior Borg of ABYSMAL TORMENT), 'Murder À La Carte', 'Not Worth A Bullet', 'Your Guts My Glory' (feat. Julien Truchan of BENIGHTED), 'Freed From The Leash', 'I Crush Your Dreams' (feat. Wille Kurr of JEHACKTET) and 'Trick Or Treat'. For all additional CARNAL DECAY info check out

Polish technical brutal Death Metallers DEIVOS have just released a first song from their upcoming fifth album “Endemic Divine”. You can stream 'Dust Of The Universe' right here. “Endemic Divine” was recorded at Zed Studio with producer Tomek Zalewski. It will be released on February 10, 2017 via Selfmadegod Records. More about DEIVOS at

Belgrade based all female Speed Metallers JENNER have been signed by Infernö Records. The band was formed in December 2013 and they released a two-song demo in 2015. Their debut full length "To Live Is To Suffer" is already recorded and will be released later this year. One of the songs can already be checked out at this location. For more band information check out

Michigan blackened Grinders SUNLIGHT'S BANE have just released a track from their forthcoming album "The Blackest Volume: Like All The Earth Was Buried" over here. The album will be released on February 17, 2017 via Innerstrength Records. It was recorded by Andy Nelson at Bricktop Recordings and mastered by Brad Boatright of Audiosiege. The following tracks will appear on it: 'Praise The Venom Shield', 'Begrudging Soul', 'From Heaven Wept', 'Curse Diminished Years', 'I Am The Cold Harsh Whispers In Hell', 'Dance Of Thorns', 'The Blessed Ivory Tongue', 'No Taste More Bitter', 'With Fear This Love Is Given', 'Came No Dawn' and 'To Whom I Await'. For all additional info on SUNLIGHT'S BANE go to

January 17, 2017

Italy's Post-Black / Doom Metallers DEADLY CARNAGE will enter the studio and start recording their fourth album "Through The Void, Above The Suns". It is going to be the band's first concept album and the tracklist reads like this: 'Quantum', 'Matter', 'Hyle', 'Cosmi', 'Lumis', 'Ifene', 'Fractlas', 'Divide' and 'Entropia'. For more information check out

January 14, 2017

Cleveland, Ohio based Death Metallers GRAVE PLAGUE have just released their debut demo “The Infected Crypts“ via Caco-Daemon Records as a strictly limited tape edition of 50 copies (25 smoky - 25 yellow). It comes with a two-sided, pro-printed inlay and hand-numbered linen certificate inked with pig blood & ash. For ordering details go here. More GRAVE PLAGUE info at

January 13, 2017

US Death Metallers BLOOD INCANTATION (whose latest release "Starspawn" ended up on number 5 in our "Best Of 2016" readers poll) will be touring Europe together with CRUCIAMENTUM in March. Check out the exact dates in our tourdates section. Since there has been such an overwhelming interest in this tour BLOOD INCANATION will do a follow-up tour in October and November 2017 with Denver / Colorado based Doom / Deathers SPECTRAL VOICE. If you're interested in booking a show for this package get in touch with

January 12, 2017

At the end of May MORBID ANGEL will embark on their first U.S. tour of 2017, together with SUFFOCATION, REVOCATION and WITHERED. The tour will kick off on May 23, 2017 at the Beachum in Orlando, Florida and ends on June 27, 2017 at the House Of Blues in New Orleans. Next to Trey Azagthoth (guitars) and Steve Tucker (bass / vocals) the new MORBID ANGEL line-up will feature Scott Fuller (ANNIHILATED, ERRORGEIST) on drums and Dan Vadim Von (VADIMVON) on second guitar. MORBID ANGEL are currently recording their new album at Mana Recording in St. Petersburg, Florida with producer Erik Rutan. The release is scheduled for 2017 via UDR Music. For more info and regular updates check out

On February 17, 2017 Indiana based Death Metallers INVASION will release their fourth album "Destroyer Of Mankind" via Abyss Records. One of the new tracks ('Approaching Cauldron Of Horror') is already streaming at this location. The complete tracklist reads as follows: 'I Am The Enemy', 'Approaching Cauldron Of Horror', 'The Divine Wind', 'Iron Bottom Sound', 'Dying On The Beaches Of Normandy', 'A Satisfying Death', 'Play The Devils Piano', 'Summon The Wolfpack' and 'Shores Of Betio Island'. More about INVASION at

'Serpent Sun', a song off the upcoming new album "Terra Damnata" from US Black Metallers NIGHTBRINGER, is already streaming right here. The album will be released via Season Of Mist on April 14, 2017. The following tracks will appear on it: 'As Wolves Amongst Ruins', 'Misrule', 'Midnight's Crown', 'Of The Key And Crossed Bones', 'Let Silence Be His Sacred Name', 'Inheritor Of A Dying World', 'The Lamp Of Inverse Light' and 'Serpent Sun'. For all additional information check out

Brazilian technical Death Metallers BURN THE MANKIND have just released a guitar playthrough video for the song 'Survive On' at this location. The song originally appeared as a bonus track on their debut full length "To Beyond", which was released in December 2015 in Europe and the US by Danish label Mighty Music and in Brazil by Cianeto Discos. More BURN THE MANKIND information you will find at

January 11, 2017

Houston, Texas based Death Metallers DESECRATE THE FAITH have just released 'Angel Eater', a track from their forthcoming sophomore release "Unholy Infestation", at this location. The album will be out on March 03, 2017 via Comatose Music and is going to feature the following tracks: 'Daemones Nos Ave Satanas', 'Predatory Impalement', 'Malignant Divinity', 'Shrine Of Enmity', 'Unholy Infestation', 'Magna Daemonia', 'Ceremonial Invocation', 'Sacrilege Reborn', 'Angel Eater', 'Septic Womb', 'Ascension Of Belial' and 'Let Us Burn (The Father, The Son, And The Holy Spirit)'. A promo video for the song 'Shrine Of Enmity' can furthermore be checked out here. More about DESECRATE THE FAITH at

January 10, 2017

MORBID ANGEL guitarist Trey Azagthoth has posted the following update on the band's upcoming new album via his official Facebook site yesterday: "We have all the drums recorded for the new record, performed by Scott Fuller from ANNIHILATED, and will soon start on the guitars, vocals and bass. It has been awesome working with Erik Rutan and Mana Studios. We have a really cool collection of new material. There are also lots of touring plans for this new year so we hope to see you all on the road!" So far the following festival shows in Europe are already confirmed: August 11, 2017 - Brutal Assault Open Air (Czech Republic), August 12, 2017 - Party San Open Air (Germany) and August 13, 2017 - Alcatraz Metal Festival (Belgium). For more information and updates check out

"Eradication Of Society", the new release from German technical Death Metallers OBSOLETE INCARNATION, will be released on January 27, 2017 via Rising Nemesis Records. It was recorded, mixed and mastered by Ramon Smith at Witheroom studios in Kürten, Germany and the tracklist reads like this: 'Suffocate Humanity', 'Limbus', 'The Faceless', 'Interlude', 'Of Blood And Salvation', 'Witch Hunt'. An official lyric video for the song 'Suffocate Humanity' can already be checked out here. More about OBSOLETE INCARNATION at or

January 09, 2017

On January 27, 2017 German brutal Death Metallers ACRANIUS will release their third full-length "Reign Of Terror" via Rising Nemesis Records. The following tracks will appear on it: 'Born A King', 'Kingmaker', Return To Violence', 'Outlaw', 'Built On Tradition', 'The True Reign', 'Warpath', 'Battle Scars', 'The Executioner' and 'Died A Liar'. More band information at

January 07, 2017

Tomas Nyqvist of Swedish PUTREFACTION ZINE is currently working on a book edition that is supposed to be released later this year. For all further information and updates follow him on the just recently launched PUTREFACTION Facebook site:

January 04, 2017

After a longer period of silence French Death / Thrashers HATRED DUSK have returned to the scene again. Their latest demos from 1992 and 1993 can currently be downloaded for free at their bandcamp site. A new EP release is planned for 2017. The band is also looking for gigs, so feel free to contact them at

Fabio Ramírez (ex - INTERNAL SUFFERING) has joined Spanish brutal Death Metallers CHRIST DENIED as their new drummer. A playthrough video that Fabio recorded himself playing the song 'Putrid Christian Blood' can be checked out here. The band is currently working on new songs for their third full length “Christopsy”. 6 songs are already written, a few more will be finished during the next months. The recordings are planned for this Summer. On April 08, 2017 CHRIST DENIED will play at the 4th edition of the free-entrance (!!) Frankfurt Deathfest together with AVULSED, DEAD INFECTION, MERCYLESS, ABORTED FETUS, MASS INFECTION, SAVAGE ANNIHILATION and many more. For all additional CHRIST DENIED information check out

January 03, 2017

"Deinós Nekrómantis", the latest MORTEM album, just made it to number one in our BEST OF 2016 readers poll. Here's the reaction of guitarist / vocalist Fernán “Nebiros” López about it: "We are really, really honoured by your readers who voted us No.1 album of 2016! Thanks so much to you and the VFTDS staff for this great support and all the best for you and Voices From The Darskide" in 2017!" An in-depth MORTEM interview with Fernán has just been finished and will be online within the next couple of days, so watch out for it!

Florida Death Metallers KILLING ADDICTION have just released a new four-song EP entitled "Shores Of Oblivion" via Xtreem Music. It can be streamed in its entirety at this location. A promo video for the song 'Engine Of Ruin' can furthermore be checked out here. For all further band information go to

"Execration Diatribes“, the debut album from Portuguese Death Metallers PESTIFER, will be released via Lavadome Productions on February 14, 2017. The song 'Mars Exult' is already streaming at this location. The complete tracklist reads like this: 'March Of The Dead Orchestra', 'Mars Exult', 'Brutal Eruption Of Chaos', 'Dark Dimensions', 'Enslavement Of God', 'Awaken By Death', 'Nothing Remains', 'Riding The Storms Of Hate MMXVI' and 'Confront Death'. More info at

Australia's old school Death Metallers NOCTURNAL GRAVES have just been signed by Season Of Mist. Their forthcoming third full-length will be released in 2017. More about NOCTURNAL GRAVES at

January 01, 2017

Happy New Year everyone! The results of our BEST OF 2016 poll are online now. Feel free to check them out right here and thanks again to each one of you who contributed their list.

German brutal Death Metallers ANASARCA have set-up a Kickstarter campaign for the recordings of their fourth album "Survival Mode". If you're interested to help them out with some bucks go to this site. For all further information about ANASARCA check out

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