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September 19, 2017

Bangladesh based Death Metallers NEKROHOWL will release their debut EP “Epitome Of Morbid” on September 30, 2017. It was recorded, mixed and mastered at Music Theater and features the following 5 tracks: 'Summoning Darkness', 'Blasphemy Still Unnamed', 'Worship Thy Malevolence', 'Epitome Of Morbid' and 'Mortal Incubation'. The coverart was created by Grasen Artstyle. You can already check out the track 'Mortal Incubation' right here. A limited number of copies will be released locally in digipak format, followed by a cassette edition via Malaysian label Diabolicurst Productions and a CD, cassette and vinyl release via American label Slaugherhouse Records. More about NEKROHOWL at

Italian Thrash Metallers CRUENTATOR will release their debut album "Ain't War Hell?" in January 2018 via Xtreem Music. The cover artwork was done by Five Miligrams who already created artwork for MORBID SAINT and MASSACRE. For all further CRUENTATOR information check out

September 18, 2017

Costa Rica based Death Metallers CORPSE GARDEN will release their third album "IAO 269" in November 2017 via Godz ov War Productions on CD, vinyl, cassette and digitally. One of the tracks ('Selenomantic Ecstasies') is already streaming at this location. The album was recorded, mixed and mastered in January 2017 by Colin Marston at Menegroth, The Thousand Caves Studio, Queens, New York. More CORPSE GARDEN information at

September 15, 2017

"Under The Sign Of Hell", the third GORGOROTH album from 1997, will be re-released on CD and various vinyl versions via Soulseller Records in late November with refreshed artwork and layout, supervised by Infernus. More about GORGOROTH at

Southern California based Death Metallers SKELETAL REMAINS will record their third album at Trench Studios in California in late October. The mix will be done by Dan Swanö at Unisound Studio. The album will be released in spring 2018 through Dark Descent Records in North America. Century Media Records will handle the rest of the world. For all further band information and updates check out

Spanish female-fronted Death Metallers BLOODHUNTER have just released a video for the song 'All These Souls Shall Serve Forever' at this location. The track is taken from the band's upcoming second album "The End Of Faith", which will be released on October 16, 2017 via Xtreem Music. More about BLOODHUNTER at

September 14, 2017

Lexington, Kentucky based blackened Death Metallers TOMBSTALKER are currently streaming their forthcoming two-track EP "Chaotic Devotion at this location. The EP will be released via Boris Records on September 19, 2017 on 7" vinyl and digitally. Previous TOMBSTALKER releases can still be checked out at More band information you will find at

September 12, 2017

Norwegian Black Metallers DEATHCULT have been signed by Soulseller Records. The band consists of Skagg (GAAHLSKAG, ex - GORGOROTH), Hoest (TAAKE) and Thurzur (GAAHLSKAGG, ex - TAAKE). Their sophomore album “Cult Of The Goat” was recorded and mixed at Grieghallen Studios and engineered by Eirik “Pytten” Hundvin. The cover artwork was created by Jannicke Wiese-Hansen. The full tracklist reads like this: 'Climax Of The Unclean', 'Man Versus Beast', 'The Oath', 'Bloodstained Ritual', 'Ascension Rite', 'Devilgoat' and 'Laudate Hircum'. “Cult Of The Goat” will be released on November 24, 2017 as digipack CD, limited LP and digitally. Some rough pre-master samples are already available here. More about DEATHCULT at

'Thresholds Beyond', a song from the forthcoming SPECTRAL VOICE album "Eroded Corridors Of Being", is currently streaming at this location. Dark Descent Records will release "Eroded Corridors Of Unbeing" on CD, vinyl, cassette and digitally on October 13, 2017. More about SPECTRAL VOICE at

Spanish old school Death Metallers CANKER are streaming their upcoming album "Earthquake" in its entirety over here now. Additionally, a lyric video for the title track can be checked out here. The album will be released through Xtreem Music on September 18, 2017. The cover artwork has been created by Spanish artist Jose Vives (GOAT WORSHIP, ITNUVETH, RETROFAITH). For all additional info on CANKER go to

September 11, 2017

HOODED MENACE guitarist Lasse Pyykkö has issued the following statement about the band's latest line-up changes: "While Markus has left the band earlier to focus on SADISTIK FOREST, we unfortunately have to let you know that or long-time drummer Pekka has also decided to leave. Our decision to relocate our headquarters (read: rehearsal place) from Joensuu to Helsinki has made it impossible for him to continue with us for private as well as professional reasons. We respect his decision and wish Pekka nothing but the best in his future. You can hear his last performance with us on our forthcoming new album. Massive thanks for all these years in HOODED MENACE, Pekka! On happier news, we are delighted to announce our new members. Otso of KRYPTS fame will be the new sticksman for HOODED MENACE. Furthermore, DEVENIAL VERDICT and CHURCH OF THE DEAD bassist Antti will pluck the heavy strings for us. You can catch our new line-up live in action at the North of the Wall Festival in Glasgow, Scotland in April 2018 - if not before." The new HOODED MENACE album will be mixed and mastered by Jaime Gomez Arellano (SÓLSTAFIR, CATHEDRAL, GHOST) and its release is planned for early next year via Season Of Mist. More about HOODED MENACE at

Polish Death Metallers RITES OF DAATH will release their debut EP "Hexing Graves" through Godz Ov War Productions on October 13, 2017. A first track entitled 'Bitter Entrails Of The Earth' is already available here. All further info at

September 09, 2017

'Triumphal Defeat', a track from the upcoming debut full length "Nocturnal Majestic Mysteria" by Chilean Black / Death Metallers OCCASVS, can already be streamed at this location. The album will be released on September 19, 2017 via Unspeakable Axe Records. More album tracks can be checked out here ('Under Human Eyes') and here ('Union'). The full tracklist reads as follows: 'Andante Nocturno Op.7', 'Triumphal Defeat', 'Under Human Eyes', 'Psychic Burial', 'Ritual Death', 'Seer' and 'Union'. All additional OCCASVS information you will find at

September 08, 2017

Caverna Abismal Records have just released a cassette version of "Manifest Rebellion", the 2015 debut full length from Chile based Death Metallers PRAISE THE FLAME. The pro-printed black tapes come with a full colored, pro-printed cover and the whole edition is limited to 200 copies. Ordering info and sound samples you will find here. More about PRAISE THE FLAME at

Testimony Records have signed Lithuanian Death Metallers CRYPTS OF DESPAIR. The band’s debut full-length "The Stench Of The Earth" will be released on November 24, 2017 on CD and LP (limited to 300 copies). A first track ('Dead Light') is already available at this location. The full tracklist of the album reads like this: 'The Stench Of The Earth', 'Path To Vengeance', 'Pits Of Endless Torment', '77', 'Fleshless Eternity', 'Enslaved In Blasphemy', 'Possessed By Astral Parasites', 'Ravage The Earth', 'Monuments Of Fear' and 'Dead Light'. On September 16, 2017 CRYPTS OF DESPAIR will support GRAVE MIASMA on their 15th anniversary show at the Boston Music Room in London, Enland. More band information at

On September 29, 2017 Unspeakable Axe Records will release "Burning Child", a new four song EP from Denmark's Heavy / Speed Metallers ENCYRCLE. The EP consists of two originals, a short instrumental and a cover of THE DOORS' 'Strange Days'. The title track is already streaming here. More about ENCYRCLE at

"Morbus Ascendit", the 1992 debut full-length from German Death / Thrashers ETERNAL DIRGE, will be re-released via Unspeakable Axe Records on September 29, 2017 as a remastered two-disc edition, including two of the band's early demos ("Right To The Core" from 1989 and "We Are The Dead" from 1990 - the latter commonly and erroneously referred to as "Pressurize Dehumanize"). A 20-page booklet with extensive liner notes (written by the original band members), lyrics, archival photos and more will complete the package. The album art has been re-created in higher resolution and full color from a new scan made of the original painting. You can heck out a preview video for the release at this location. For pre-order details and additional information go to

September 05, 2017

Poland's blackened Death Metallers ANIMA DAMNATA have signed a deal with Godz Ov War Productions / Malignant Voices for the release of their third full length album "Nefarious Seed Grows To Bring Forth Supremacy Of The Beast", which will be out in late autumn of this year. It will be available on CD, LP and digital format. The band has already posted a first song entitled 'Through Abomination 'Till Ecstasy' at this location. More about ANIMA DAMNATA at

September 04, 2017

Canadian old school Death Metallers KREMLIN (featuring past / present members of INFERNÄL MÄJESTY and OUTRE-TOMBE) will release their debut album "Decimation Of The Elites" via Godz Ov War Productions this fall. You can already check out one of the tracks ('Babylon's Regime') over here. For more band information and updates go to

Brazilian Death Metallers POISONOUS have just released a new 7" EP entitled "Coronation" via Crypts Of Eternity. It features two new songs ('Unmerciful Coronation' and 'Darkness Reigns Supreme'). The "Perdition's Den" full length (originally released on CD back in 2010 via Genocide Productions and as a vinyl LP in 2012 by Blood Harvest Records), was released in Europe for the first time on CD with a completely renewed layout via Caverna Abismal Records from Portugal. "Death Apparitions Of The Damned Souls", the band's split release with DAEMONIC (which originally was released as a vinyl 12" in 2014) is also available on CD from Crypts Of Eternity and Dark Recollections as a regular jewel case and digipak version. The original POISONOUS line-up (Michael Hellriff - guitar / vocals, E. Evil - bass and Alex Rocha - drums) is currently finalizing the last details of their second album which is scheduled for a 2018 release. More about POISONOUS at

September 02, 2017

On September 07, 2017 Iron Pegasus Records will release a demo compilation CD of Chile's Death / Thrashers RIPPER entitled "The Exit / Destroy The World". It features the band's two demos "The Exit" and "Destroy The World" plus a rare rehearsal session as bonus tracks. RIPPER will be touring Europe together with Swedish ENTRENCH in September. The tour kicks off on September 15, 2017 in Hamburg, Germany and ends on September 30, 2017 in Berlin, Germany. More about RIPPER at

This Winter Iron Pegasus Records will furthermore release the debut full length of Scottish Black Metallers VENOMWOLF ( and a 5 track mini album from German Black / Speed Metallers MEGATHÉRION. MEGATHÉRION features EURYNOMOS guitarplayer Aethon and bassplayer Magma and the original vocalist from German Black / Thrashers CRUEL FORCE. London based blackend Death Metallers NECROMANIAC ( will also release a 7" EP entitled "Subterranean Death Rising" through Iron Pegasus later this year.

Denver, Colorado based Death Metallers BLOODSTRIKE will release their sophomore album "Execution Of Violence" via Redefining Darkness Records on October 13, 2017. The album's first single 'Creeper' is already streaming at this location. The album was produced by the band and Jeff Alexis, the mixing was done by John Bart Van Der Wal and it was mastered by Dan Swanö. The complete tracklist reads like this: 'Procreating For Death', 'Creeper', 'Emptiness Of Life', 'Ministry Of Hate', 'Corpses For Dissection', 'Execution Of Violence', 'Detest Mortality', 'Whoremonger', 'Iron Rations' and 'Hell's Wasteland'. More about BLOODSTRIKE at or

"Vermächtnis", the sixth album of German Black Metallers THYRGRIM, will be released via Trollzorn Records on September 29, 2017. An album trailer is already available at this location. The following tracks will appear on it: 'Die Heilung Dieser Welt', 'Frühlingsdämmerung', 'Die Ewige Suche', 'Das Dunkel Meiner Seele', 'Ich Sehe Euch Brennen', 'Sklaven Eines Toten Gottes', 'Pfade Der Vergänglichkeit', 'Gefangen Im Wandel', 'Sterbend 3', 'Das Ende Einer Reise' and 'Offenbarung'. For all additional THYRGRIM information check out

Lexington, Kentucky based Black / Death Metal trio TOMBSTALKER will release a 7" entitled "Chaotic Devotion" via Boris Records on September 19, 2017. The EP features two new songs: 'Scared To Death' and 'Treads Of War'. More information at

On October 31, 2017 The Sinister Flame will release the two first studio recordings ("Forged In Blood" and "Still In The Grey Dying") from Italy's Dark Occult Metallers SINOATH together with a live recording of the band's very first gig from May 1991 on vinyl for the first time. It will be limited to 500 copies and comes as a double LP with a carton gatefold cover and lyrics.

The debut full length of Chile's COMMUNION "At The Announcement" will be released on CD via The Sinister Flame on October 01, 2017. A vinyl edition will follow later on as well. The band's second album "The Communion" has just been released on CD / LP via Hells Headbangers Records (The Sinister Flame will handle the European distribution). Sound samples for both releases are available here and here. More about COMMUNION at

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