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News - July 2008

July 30, 2008

"Morphed From Deadbreath", the debut album of the Spanish / Swedish band PUTREVORE is scheduled for a September release through Xtreem Music. PUTREVORE is a project band formed back in 2004 by Dave Rotten (AVULSED / CHRIST DENIED) on vocals and Rogga Johansson (PAGANIZER / RIBSPREADER) on guitars / bass with the intention of bringing back the most heavy, purtid and dark sounds of the old school Death Metal directly influenced by bands like INCANTATION, ROTTREVORE, GRAVE, FUNEBRE, DETERIOROT... The original band's name was DEATHBREATH, but it was changed in summer '07 after seeing that another Swedish band emerged later with a similar monicker, so to avoid possible mistakes, a more brutal namd was chosen which suits the band's style much better. Composition of the songs were made between '04-'07 and it was during '07 when recordings took place both in Sweden and Spain with the help of session drummer David Ekevarn, for a later mix and mastering at Swedish studios EAP Productions by Ronnie Bjornstrom who did a perfect job capturing the exact sound and feeling that PUTREVORE needed. "Morphed From Deadbreath" includes the following 8 songs: 'Aeon Leviathan', 'Torn From The Abzu', 'The Skies Vomit Sulphur', 'As They Return', 'Obscene Devourment', 'Dark Surgery Of The Ancients', 'From Depths Monstrous' and 'Pale Bare Skull'. The album cover was made by Spanish artist Juanjo Castellano (www.juanjocastellano.com) who already did works for bands like Vomitory, Demoncy, Incantation, Evil Incarnate, etc. amongst many others. PUTREVORE's album cover and three songs from the album can be checked through the band's official website www.putrevore.com / www.myspace.com/putrevore.

July 27, 2008

Bassist Randy Butman of PATHS OF POSSESSION, the Florida-based band fronted by CANNIBAL CORPSE vocalist George "Corpsegrinder" Fisher - has issued the following update: "We are gearing up for the new disc. We enter Mana studios in September to record the first half, and we will do the second half in November. The reason for the split is because CANNIBAL CORPSE will be recording at the same time as us, and there is not enough of old George to go around. We are looking at a March release probably." www.pathsofpossession.com

CANNIBAL CORPSE have hit the Billboard Charts with the release of their first-ever career retrospective DVD, "Centuries Of Torment - The First 20 Years" which landed at #8 on the Billboard Music Video Charts. "We are very excited by the incredible response to our new DVD "Centuries Of Torment". The 1st week sales figures are far beyond what we expected, and we want to give massive thanks to our fans for making this possible. We also want to thank all of our fans and friends who submitted material and allowed themselves to be interviewed; your contributions are really what make this DVD so special. And of course we need to say a huge thank you to Denise Korycki of Wild Wind Productions for doing such an incredible job directing, producing, and editing this DVD", comments Alex Webster of CANNIBAL CORPSE. Additionally "Centuries Of Torment" has officially been certified Gold in Canada. The DVD charted #10 on the Canadian top selling Music DVD charts. Alex Webster (bassist) had this to comment: "We are very excited to hear the news that our new DVD has already been certified Gold in Canada. We have always received incredible support from our fans in Canada, but to have the DVD go Gold immediately upon its release is even more than we could have hoped for. We want to say a huge thank you to our Canadian fans for making this possible, you guys rule!" The band is currently at work on the follow up 2006's "Kill" due out in 2009. www.cannibalcorpse.net

July 25, 2008

The Swedish melodic, Death'n'Roll band HEARSE (www.myspace.com/hearse) has been signed by Vic Records. The band released four albums so far, three on Dutch Karmageddon Media, one on Dental Records and is currently also working on their first ever video clip, together with Nocturnal Rites drummer Owe Lingvall (of Village Road Film), who is responsible for videos of Memory Garden, Steel Attack, Wolf and Nocturnal Rites. The new HEARSE album will be recorded this summer and mixed / mastered by Dan Swano. A release date is set for early 2009. HEARSE was formed in 2001 by Max Thornell (ex - Furbowl) and Johan Liiva (ex - Furbowl, CARNAGE and ARCH ENEMY) and completed by Mattias Ljung on guitar. Drummer Max commented the new record deal like this: "It feels just great! Vic's a cool label and there's a lot of cool bands on the label. Getting mails from the label boss saying things like "I am having a total Hearse trip these days! Really! Only listening to your albums... These bonus tracks on the Cambodia album are sooooooooo damn good!!!!!" doesn't really make it feel like a bad decision either!"

July 24, 2008

HEADHUNTER D.C. will contribute a song to the upcoming "Tribute To MORTEM" compilation album. Even in spite of some previous bad experiences regarding tribute albums (i.e. Possessed and Necrovore) the band is going to enter the studio soon to record the song 'Summoned To Hell' from the "The Devil Speaks In Tongues" album. The invitation came from Peruvian Heavier Records, the label who's in charge of the tribute and who are also responsible for the "Demonios Atacan Los Angeles" live CD. Scheduled for a late 2008 / early 2009 release it will come in a very limited edition of only 500 copies. In related news pictures of HEADHUNTER D.C.'s July 5th show in Recife, PE with POSSESSED and SADISTIC INTENT have been posted at www.myspace.com/headhunterdc. The band's new official website www.headhunterdc.net is supposed to be online end of this month / beginning of August.

July 23, 2008

California Grinding Death Metal act SEPSISM have been signed by Displeased Records. Expect the new full length late 2008. With producer DeeDee (recorded with SLAYER, currently helping Rick Ruben finalizing the new METALLICA album) the band is currently recording to produce another brachial pounding slab of brutality. www.myspace.com/sepsism1

July 21, 2008

ACHERON have signed with Displeased Records. The band is currently finalizing the new material, to be recorded within the coming months. Expect the new full length "The Final Conflict: Last Days Of God" in early 2009. www.myspace.com/acheron

July 15, 2008

Legendary Canadian Power Metallers DEATH DEALER have a two-song live 7" included exclusively with the brand new issue of Snakepit magazine. The band also has their 1983 15-song demo released as a double LP by Les Fils Du Metal Records / High Roller Records. A never-before-released 1982 demo will also be included. A CD version of that 1983 demo will be out via Greece's Sonic Age Records and feature a previously unreleased video clip for 'The Faddist' as a bonus. A 2CD, live recorded at the 'WallOFSound Club' is coming for the end of 2008 on Marquee Records. DEATH DEALER was part of a new metallic wave in the mid-'80s but due to certain circumstances they never managed to achieve the success they deserved after recording two albums. For all further information don't hesitate to contact vocalist André Larouche at the following email address: coerciontokill@hotmail.com

Kolony Records have signed Italy's Death Metal band DOMINANCE. DOMINANCE is due to enter the studio this fall to record the follow-up to their critically acclaimed debut album "Anthems Of Ancient Splendour", released back in 1999. The upcoming as of yet untitled album will consist of 9 tracks in the band's typical style. For further details check out www.kolonyrecords.com

The book ENCYCLOPEDIA OF SVENSK DÖDSMETALL is available now. As mentioned earlier in this newssection it features 218 A4-pages full of information about Swedish Death Metal between the years 1988-1992. Looking at the most important bands in 53 detailled interviews and plenty of articles about probably all bands back in these days this is a must-have for all Death Metal historians and can be purchased for 40 € (Europe) or 45 € (Rest of the world). For further details how to order this book check out www.myspace.com/nicolacostantini. Email: nicola.costantini@gmail.com

July 13, 2008

Gentle Exhuming Records is a small underground music forge born with the "Death Metal resurgence" of 1990 / 91. From the very beginning they promoted a little number of infamous artists. Their goal is to reach as many people as possible, therefore they send stuff throughout the world, to get reviews, interviews & distribution deals. Gentle Exhuming Records is now looking for distribution deals for its latest release, Mortal Fungus "Back To The Lombrosary". Mortal Fungus plays Death Metal from the cryptic realms since 1991 (see their website www.mortalfungus.com). Gentle Exhuming Records can provide a master on CD-audio and printed slim CD-covers. They don't want to exchange money, they support the practice of bartering just to cover postage expenses. No lucrative purposes. Gentle Exhuming Records on MySpace www.myspace.com/gentleexhumingrecords

July 11, 2008

The third annual DESTROYING TEXAS FEST will take place in Houston, Texas on Saturday November 22 with headliners INQUISITION and BLOODSTORM, plus NECROHOLOCAUST, GNOSTIC, BAPHOMETS HORNS, NODENS, ADUMUS, TO SCALE THE THRONE and OBEISANCE. More info you may find at www.myspace.com/destroyingtexasfest

July 09, 2008

Very soon, the HEADBANGERS OPEN AIR, one of the most cult underground Metal festivals is going to open its gates once more. From July 24 - 26, 2008 Metal fans from all over the world will experience an enormously relaxed atmosphere, great music and good North German beer (plus: in case you're coming over for the W-O-A: why not come one weekend earlier anyway? Tickets for 35,- € are still available). Joining the "biggest Metal barbecue" in the world will be legends such as DEADLY BLESSING, LETHAL, SWEET SAVAGE, DÉTENTE (with Hellion's Ann Boleyn on vocals), DESTRUCTOR, AXEHAMMER, WILD DOGS or NEW EDEN as well as treats like PICTURE, SODOM, BLAZE BAILEY (with loads of MAIDEN tracks in his setlist), BEEHLER (ex-EXCITER) and - according to the band - the last DEATH SS show ever! For more info (running order, etc.) check out our "tourdates" section or www.headbangers-open-air.de

July 04, 2008

CEREKLOTH is a new band featuring members from VICTIMIZER, KARNARIUM, CHURCH BIZZARE and PAGAN RITES. They recorded 3 songs that will end up on the "Pandemonium Prayers" EP for Blood Harvest Records sometime soon. Be prepared for some raw Death Metal in the old school way.

July 03, 2008

Kansas City based Death / Thrash Metal band ARES KINGDOM has released "Firestorms And Chaos", a CD collection of early singles and demos through NWN! Productions. Copies are available directly from the band through their official website www.areskingdom.com and linked from their myspace page www.myspace.com/areskingdom. In June 2008 the Ares Kingdom played three California dates on the Blood of the Damned tour with Angelcorpse, Gospel of the Horns, Holocaust Wolves of the Apocalypse, Cemetery Urn and Sanguis Imperem. The band extends its thanks to organizer Chris Wood and the other bands for the most devastating tour the US has seen in years. In September 2007 the band released the "Failsafe" 12" single, a limited edition 12" featuring a reworked version of ORDER FROM CHAOS' 'Imperium', as well as a cover of Detente's 'Vultures In The Sky'. The band is currently finishing work on their as-yet-untitled second album and is slated to begin recording at Very Metal Sound later this year.

Sweden's KARNARIUM will enter the studio this weekend to record their first ever full length album (in their 10 years of existence). The album will be released later this year (both on LP and CD) through Bloodharvest Records. www.myspace.com/karnarium

July 02, 2008

The unholy HATESPAWN / DEAD CONGREGATION split 7" is in the final stages of development. This will be unleashed upon the masses in early Fall by Enucleation Records (www.enucleationrecords.com). It will be limited to 1000 copies. You can already check out a photo of the cover artwork here.

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