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News - July 2010

July 31, 2010

INCANTATION has been forced to cancel their appearances at this year's Stonehenge and Mass Deathstruction Festivals. INCANTATION frontman, John McEntee has issued the following statement: "It is with great regret we announce that we had to cancel our headlining festival appearance at the Stonehenge Fest in Holland and the Mass Deathstruction Fest in Belgium this weekend. Between us and our booking agent we did all we could to try to make the fest appearance happen, but only after many attempts we had to come to the conclusion that there was just no way to make it happen. We want apologize both fest organizers for giving us this opportunity. We also want to thank all our supporters that were looking forward to our performances. We know that both promoters are very stand up people, and I'm sure both fest will be a great success." INCANTATION is still scheduled to appear at the Hostile City Death Fest in Philadelphia, PA on August 27 as well as the Noctis IV Metal Fest in Calgary, Alberta, Canada on September 24. Visit www.hostilecitydeathfest.com and www.noctisvalkyries.com for details on each festival.

July 29, 2010

After 13 years of silence Poland's Death / Thrashers MAGNUS have returned to the scene. The band has signed a contract with Witching Hour Productions for 2 new albums as well as reissues of all their previous recordings. Their comeback album "Acceptance Of Death" was recorded at Tower Studio, DSP Studio and ATK Studio in 2009 and mixed and mastered at Fonoplastikon by Marcin Bors in 2010. It will be released on September 15. The tracklist reads like this: 'False God', 'Appear', 'Spirits', 'Essence', 'Worm', 'To Understand Death', 'Nothing More', 'Private Religion', 'When You Rest 6 Feet Under', 'They'll Bury', 'Mournful Song', 'Just Like Life' and 'There's No Use Lamenting'. More info at www.magnusmetal.com, www.myspace.com/magnus1989

July 28, 2010

Canadian blackened Death Metallers ADVERSARIAL have inked a deal with Dark Descent Records to release their debut full-length "All Idols Fall Before The Hammer". It will be released on August 15 with a 12 page poster fold insert which includes artwork by fellow Canadian artist, Danille Gauvin. Pre-orders have already started at www.darkdescent.net. More info at www.myspace.com/adversarialmusic

"Silence Is Complete", the first official full-length album from Sweden's BIRCH MOUNTAIN, is available as a free download from their myspace page www.myspace.com/birchmountain or directly here or here. BIRCH MOUNTAIN is a re-awakened Death Metal project originating from the EGYPT project back in '92 featuring Janne Rudberg Björkenfjäll (EXCRUCIATE, MORPHEUS, MASTICATION, EXHUMED) and Mattias Parkkila (BLOOD MORTIZED, MALFEITOR, STIGMATA). Check out their myspace page for further information.

With the closing of the "Campaign Of Death Metal Purity" tour GRAVEHILL would like to announce that Matt "Hellfiend" Harvey (EXHUMED, DEKAPITATOR, REPULSION, CRETIN) has officially joined the band as their permanent guitarist. Harvey will already contribute to the final writing process of GRAVEHILL's next album "When All Roads Lead To Hell". Plans are to enter Trench Studio's with John Haddad near Thanksgiving to do all the tracking and then finish with Ryan Butler at Arcane Digital Recording for all mixing and mastering. Jeff Zornow, who already did GRAVEHILL artwork for the "Campaign Of Death Metal Purity" tour, will also be on board again for the visuals. In ralated news GRAVEHILL have been added to the ENTHRONED and DESTROYER 666 Los Angeles tour date at the Ultra Violet Lounge in Los Angeles August 14, 2010 and the Ramona Theater in Ramona (San Diego) California August 15, 2010, as well as the October 15, 2010 date at The Galaxy Theater with IMMOLATION and VADER. More info at www.myspace.com/gravehill666

EX DEMENTIA have added a new guitarist to their line-up. Here's the official statement of the band: "All of us in EX DEMENTIA are proud to announce and welcome a new asshole to EXD... Matt Peterson! Matt is a long-time friend, and an even better lover. Who is Matt? And what will be left of him? Well, he's our new lead guitarist. And what will be left of him? Fuck you, don't take it so literal. It's a movie reference, dick. So we would like you to give him a warm welcome the way every EX DEMENTIA fan has... By getting drunk at our shows and yelling "YOU SUCK!" from the back of the bar." More info at www.exdementia.net

July 24, 2010

"Live Death Doom" is the title of ASPHYX's first official DVD release. It will also be available as a 2 CD and digital download audio-release, actually marking ASPHYX's first-ever official live album in their 20+ years of existence. The band comments on "Live Death Doom" as follows: "So finally, after over 23 years here's the first ASPHYX live album. And our dedicated fans worldwide who've experienced us live know what that means: heavy old school Death Doom Metal played the way it was meant to be...and still should be today! Headbanging, grinning, drooling, spitting, sweating, passion, loud volume, stagediving, beer, honesty and brutality. No make up or fancy queercostumes, no superfluous attributes, no technical rubbish, no compromises. This is how we are, this is how we want you to have us! We are very proud of this release. Very damn fucken proud, as this is exactly us! We would never have brought it out if we weren't 100% behind it... but it would never have been possible without our incredible loyal fans, of which we are even more proud! We'll see you all somewhere, sometime again at one of our shows on this planet and then raise our beers and horns together. Cheerz!" The "Live Death Doom" DVD features an intense over 2 hours main live-show recorded at the completely sold out Turock venue in Essen / Germany on July 09, 2009 as well as an in-depth over an 1 hour historical band-documentary and tons of krushing additional bonus material. The total DVD playing time is approximately 225 minutes. The main live show's audio (which equals the CD format content) was mixed and mastered by producer Dan Swanö (Bloodbath, Edge Of Sanity, etc.), who had previously taken care of the sonic brilliance for the "Death...The Brutal Way" album. The total 2CD playing time is approximately 110 minutes. The old school artwork for "Live Death Doom" was created by Axel Hermann, who had previously been responsible for the artworks of band's classic releases from the 90s. The DVD will be released via Century Media Records in Europe on August 30, 2010. A special teaser for the release can be viewed here. ASPHYX's 2010 line-up consists of: Martin van Drunen - vocals, Paul Baayens - guitars, Alwin Zuur - bass and Bob Bagchus - drums. www.myspace.com/officialasphyx

While currently writing material for the follow up to their 2007 release "Spiritual Apocalypse" MONSTROSITY have been preparing a blistering live setlist to devastate all who come across their path. MONSTROSITY drummer and founding member had this to say of the bands current status: šWe're just now really starting to get going on writing a new record. We've had numerous tours to support "Spiritual Apocalypse" and our fans know by now we like to take our time and create albums that are unique in their own right and not thrown together like so many of our counterparts. We've got a few solid ideas together so it's just a matter of just continuing on the path were on. As for the summer run we are doing, I think it will be really cool to get back down to South America and show them we can do this better than ever. We will be hitting some places we ve never been to so we recommend you come see this tour!! Playing in Concepion, Chile should be killer too since they probably haven't had a Metal show down there since the earthquake. We will be heading to Europe for some festival shows as well so look for us on the Party San and Brutal Assault stages this August!!!" The band's current line-up consist of Mike Hrubovcak - vocals, Lee Harrison - drums, Mark English - guitars, Mike Poggione - bass and Matt Barnes - guitars. More info at www.myspace.com/monstrosity1

"The Seventh Date Of Blashyrkh", IMMORTAL's first official live DVD and live CD release in the history of their existence, will be released in Europe on August 06 and in North America on September 14. The track listing for both the DVD and the CD is: 'Intro', 'The Sun No Longer Rises', 'Withstand The Fall Of Time', 'Sons Of Northern Darkness', 'Tyrants', 'One By One', 'Wrath From Above', 'Unholy Forces Of Evil', 'Unsilent Storms In The North Abyss', 'At The Heart Of Winter', 'Battles In The North' and 'Blashyrk (Mighty Ravendark)'. The band's manager Håkon Grav had this to say about the long-awaited DVD: "This release has been due many years, but finally we can present IMMORTAL's first concert DVD. The band paid their dues with hard roadwork during the first decade and then some during their career, but they were hardly given the tools and surroundings worthy of a full-blown video production like this demands. The mighty Wacken Open Air proved to be the perfect partner for us in that sense, and this was truly a special night for both the band and the fans. The band played several great shows on the reunion tour, but the fact that headlining the Black Stage at Wacken would be something spectacular was a given in advance, and now the DVD is here to prove it again. It has taken some time, but good things rarely come easily or quickly. If you were present at the show, I think you will appreciate the possibility to relive the magic, and if you're witnessing the show for the first time within your own four walls, I hope you enjoy it just as much! For those of you coming to Wacken again this year - what can I say but 'Auf Wiedersehen!'" Visit IMMORTAL online at www.immortalofficial.com and www.myspace.com/immortalofficial.

Progressive Death Metallers OBSCURA have begun recording the follow-up album to their breakthrough release "Cosmogenesis" at Woodshed Studio in southern Germany. Engineer V. Santura (TRIPTYKON, DARK FORTRESS) will helm the recording. An early 2011 release date is expected with additional album details to be announced soon. OBSCURA founder Steffen Kummerer commented on the new album: "We are glad to work with our long-time friend V.Santura once again to record our new album. The new material feels broader in some way as everybody in this band brought many unique ideas to the songwriting and we were able to integrate different elements into our sound. More open chords, more acoustic guitars, more seven string shred-tunes. Remember: more is always more. We are excited to create another album of progressive Death Metal and to start touring through the whole world in early 2011." OBSCURA's recording and touring line-up remains as Kummerer on guitar and vocals, Christian Muenzner on guitar, Jeroen Paul Thesseling on bass and Hannes Grossman on drums. The band will round out the "Cosmogenesis" touring cycle with a performance as part of the Mezcal Metal Festival in Mexico City, Mexico in September. Additionally, OBSCURA's Thesseling was recently interview by PETA2. The renowned fretless bass player talks about his decision to go vegetarian 16 years ago and current OBSCURA happenings.

July 23, 2010

Swedish old school Death Metallers EVOCATION will release their third album "Apocalyptic" in late October / early November. The band finished the recordings some weeks ago and here's some quotes from guitar player Marko about the recordings shortly before Thomas did his vocal-job: "Everything was progressing just as we planned! For the drums we had some amazing help this time - Roberto Laghi (Producer for IN FLAMES etc.). And the result - well to be honest I haven't ever heard such an amazing drum sound... Prepare to be blown away... Same goes for the guitars and the bass as well - the sound has progressed and is more evil than ever! Next up to get to work is Thomas (vocals). After having heard his ideas for the vocal patterns together with the songs we all feel very confident that this album will become by far our strongest achievement up to date. It might sound like a cliché but trust me and wait until the album is released..." At the moment the band is busy mixing and mastering the material. German fans of the band will have the chance to hear some of the new songs already on September 03, 2010 when EVOCATION will play a special gig together with their labelmates FACEBREAKER at the Bambi Galore club in Hamburg, Germany. www.myspace.com/evocationswe

Swedish PUTERAEON will enter Studio Decay with D.K. (TAETRE) behind the knobbs on July 26. This will be the start of the recording of their upcoming Cyclone Empire release "The Esoteric Order". Jonas Lindblood has some more news for: "Just a short update. The coverartwork is finished. We are just about getting ready to start recording the album as well. We will start recording drums in Studio Decay (with my friend D.K. from my other band TAETRE). Guitars, bass and vocals will be recorded in my home, and we're planning on mixing and mastering the album at my friend Andy LaRoques (KING DIAMOND) studio Sonic Train. Date is not scheduled for SonicTrain yet. But I'll get back to that." The band rehearsed the following songs for the album: 'Storms Over Devil's Reef', 'Coma', 'Whispers Of The Dead', 'Into The Deep', 'Re-Animation', 'Graverobber', 'The Plague', 'Castle Of Despair', 'The Extraordinary Work Of Herbert West', 'Experience Zombiefication', 'Dead Once More', 'The Innsmouth Insanity' and 'The End Of All'. www.myspace.com/puteraeon666

After finishing their pre-production work in June, French masters of extremes SIDEBLAST are currently recording their second album "Cocoon". The band is recording 11 songs and all will be mixed and mastered at the Hertz Studio in Poland (BEHEMOTH, VADER, DECAPITATED...) in early September. A release date has yet to be confirmed but you can expect it to be unleashed around October. www.myspace.com/sideblast

July 22, 2010

Slovenian Black Metallers BLEEDING FIST have posted online the new video for 'Invocation Into Devil's Flesh' off their recent release "Macabrum Bestia Ex Abyssus". You can check it out here. For more info on the band go to www.bleeding-fist.com or www.myspace.com/bleedingfist.

Victor MacNamara, guitarist of Chile's THORNAFIRE, has issued the following statement: "Today is Wednesday, July 21st and we're going to Krakow. We just finished two festivals and a show in Slovakia. The response to our performances has been fabulous and we also learned a lot from the scene in Europe in this our first tour. Here, the shows and the fans are very similar to what I have seen in Chile and other parts of South America. At festivals and shows in clubs the fans all want to have a good time and listen to music and here you are with tons of musicians, public and press, suggesting that this kind of music never ends. Very cool if you chose this lifestyle ;-) Soon, we'll gather with friends and see the remaining dates. With our music we hope to leave a nasty groove on this continent and in the future anywhere." Keep an eye on www.myspace.com/thornafire for details on remaining dates.

Baltimore, Maryland's EXTERMINATION ANGEL are hard at work on their forthcoming second demo recording. The trio will offer 6 new tracks of Lashing Raw War Death Metal for diehards of SLAYER, DEATH STRIKE, SLAUGHTER, REPULSION, SARCOFAGO, DEVASTATION, NECROVORE, AMON, BOLT THROWER, ASPHYX and UNLEASHED. It comes after their sold-out debut demo cassette, which is still available from Hell's Headbangers Records. Look for this upcoming release and a re-press of the debut directly from the band, available autumn 2010. Contact: www.myspace.com/exterminationangel, aisbooking@yahoo.com

Australian ABYSMAL SOUNDS is a new label focusing on releasing stuff from Australian bands only (new and old). Recent updates are the 2 demos from SLUGGARD and GRAVE UPHEAVAL which are available through the homepage. Up to now the label released recordings from ARMOURED ANGEL, ANATOMY, INNSMOUTH, GRAVE UPHEAVAL, MURKRAT, DEMONS GATE, JOHNNY TOUCH, DOOMED BEAST and SLUGGARD. More bands and demos are on the roster also, such as a 4 way split LP between GRAVE UPHEAVAL, AETHYRVOROUS, PROFANER and IMPETUOUS RITUAL and a demo by Melbourne Industrial act SENTENCED FOR LIFE. Check out www.abysmalsounds.com/wp/

July 19, 2010

Hells Headbangers Records are proud to announce the signing of Greek Black Metal Masters ZEMIAL for their album "Nykta". A teaser track can be found here. Vorskaath elaborates further: "So here it is at last! I am very pleased to announce that the long-awaited "Nykta" will be released via Hells Headbangers Records worldwide. As some of you have already noticed, a teaser of "Nykta" is already uploaded to give you a taste of what is to come. Yet, the scope of "Nykta" reaches farther, into new territory and the music itself will speak louder than anything I have to say here. Good things take time and the time for this good thing is almost here. Now Hells Headbangers were ZEMIAL's very first distribution partner in the USA when I decided to release "In Monumentum" via NYX and have remained one of our closest and most valued associates over the past 4 years. Having secured a major distribution deal with RED handling Canada and the USA and PHD / Code7 handling international distribution, Hells Headbangers will ensure that the music of ZEMIAL will finally become widely available to friends and fans across the globe - an important step for us after years of very limited distribution. In the meantime, the recording of "Nykta" continues. What I have uploaded is only a rough version of the final product. However I am very glad to see everybody's appreciation of the new material and sound I thank all of you who wrote with positive commentary. Being the musician, sound-engineer and producer at the same time is a challenging task and your opinions and feedback give me that much needed objectivity. I anticipate having completed "Nykta" by September. When it is done, it will fully represent the vision I have in mind and something to be remembered as progressive and musical. No compromise! In the meantime, keep listening and sending in your messages and comments. I appreciate! Forever."

July 18, 2010

Detest Records (Belgium) in co-operation with Me Saco Un Ojo Records (UK) will release VETERNUS and MORBUS CHRON 7" EPs at the occasion of the Kill Town Death Fest in Copenhagen in September. More info: www.detestrecords.com

July 17, 2010

Brazilian Death Metallers EMBALMED SOULS are currently working on the promotion of a celebration gig for their 20th anniversary. The event will take place on August 22, 2010 in the America Rock Club in Taguatina, Pistao Sul in Brazil. Whoever lives close to this venue or is visiting Brazil at this time should dare a visit. For further details get in touch with the band directly at souls666@terra.com.br.

TORTURE DIVISION's third part of the "Evighetens Dårar" trilogy is released since July 11, 2010 and available as a free download from their homepage. As in the past the band sticks to their goal to offer "the world's best Death Metal once again" for free. Check out www.torturedivision.net

Rotting Corpse Records recording artists WHORRID were just added to the Central Illinois Metalfest, set to take place from July 22 - July 24 at the Canopy Club in Urbana, IL.

July 16, 2010

ATHEIST are currently hard at work on their forthcoming full-length at LedBelly studios near Atlanta, Georgia. The long-awaited fourth album is entitled "Jupiter" and is tentatively due in November. Drummer Steve Flynn comments on the album's title: "'Jupiter' was the perfect name for this record because it truly describes the sheer mass of this record while never really having a true surface! And, the great red spots on this album are very violent little atheist storms that have been brewing since our return." "Jupiter" will be mixed by Jason Suecof (TRIVIUM, CHIMAIRA, DEVILDRIVER).

SADIST, VIRGIN SNATCH, CRIONICS plus two other bands will play all across Europe during the fall of this year. The tour will kick off at the end of September in Poland, with additional dates in Prague (Czech Republic) and Bratislava (Slovakia). Once the Polish leg of the "Beware Of Your Neck 2010" is done all the bands will head towards Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Belarus, Russia, Ukraine and Moldova, starting on October 13 in Kaliningrad with the last date on October 23 in Moscow. A month later SADIST, VIRGIN SNATCH, CRIONICS will most likely visit other European countries, such as Germany, Holland, Belgium, France, Italy, Switzerland, Austria, Romania, Bulgaria and Hungary. This is going to be SADIST's first-ever live appearance in Poland where the band had always been critically acclaimed for their previous albums "Above The Light", "Tribe" and "Crust". The band is currently promoting their latest opus "Seasons In Silence" at differrent summer festivals around all Europe. For the Cracov-based thrashers of VIRGIN SNATCH this will be the last set of shows before they hit the studio in order to record the "Act Of Grace" successor. According to the band itself their new album is going to be their strongest offer to date. Polish CRIONICS (their new line-up consists of musicians of VADER, DEVILISH IMPRESSIONS, THY DISEASE and ASGAARD) will be promoting the "N.O.I.R." EP which is going to be released beginning of October. The other two bands to join the tour will be announced in the middle of July. 

July 14, 2010

Ibex Moon Records regretfully announces that the last four dates of the Campaign For Death Metal Purity tour, featuring GRAVEHILL, CARDIAC ARREST and HOD, will not go on as planned. Though HOD dropped off the bill after the July 7th date in Austin, TX, other factors led to Gravehill and Cardiac Arrest canceling the final dates. Cardiac Arrest drummer, Jim "Grindhead" Deabenderfer issued the following statement. "We in Cardiac Arrest and Gravehill are disappointed to be in this position. Canceling shows is not something either of our camps are accustomed to. We are forced to drop these dates for purely logistic reasons, not financial. This should not reflect on any of the promoters for the dates in question - our plans simply had to change with the situation. Both Cardiac Arrest and Gravehill are committed to make up these four dates as soon as possible." The affected dates are as follows: July 15 - Buccaneer's - Memphis, TN, July 16 - Downtown Music - Little Rock, AR, July 17 - Walters - Houston, TX and July 18 - Ten Eleven - San Antonio, TX. The Campaign For Death Metal Purity Tour will conclude tonight in Indianapolis, IN at The Melody Inn with Cardiac Arrest and Gravehill playing alongside Abyss Records acts MAAX and Christ Beheaded.

Pulverised Records will be releasing INTERMENT's much anticipated full-length album "Into The Crypts Of Blasphemy" on August 02 in Europe and August 31 in North American territories. You can watch a 45-second video teaser for "Into The Crypts Of Blasphemy" at this location. Tracklisting: 'Eternal Darkness', 'Torn From The Grave', 'Dreaming In Dead', 'Stench Of Flesh', 'Where Death Will Increase', 'Sacrificial Torment', 'Night Of The Undead', 'Morbid Death' and 'The Pestilence'. More INTERMENT at www.myspace.com/intermenthorde

New Jersey's techno Thrashers HADES have just signed a deal with Cyclone Empire to re-release their first 3 CDs in Europe with multiple bonus tracks. "Resisting Success" (1987), "If At First You Don't Succeeed" (1988) and "Live On Location" (1991) will be remastered and re-released later this year. Included in the CDs will be written memories from each of the performers - Alan Tecchio, Dan Lorenzo, Tom Coombs, Scott LePage, Ed Fuhrman and Jimmy Schulman. "These CDs have some really cool bonus tracks. Not HADES related bands, but actual HADES recordings most of which had never been released before. This includes some remixes of 'The Leaders' and 'Nightstalker' from our first album plus a bunch of demos from before we went in to record each CD", guitarist Dan Lorenzo stated. One of the bonus tracks on "Resisting Success" is of the old HADES instrumental 'Sledgehammer Press'... with a twist. All the guitars were recorded by Scott LePage and his 17 year old son Scottie LePage. HADES will perform this Saturday at the Bang Your Head festival in Balingen, Germany. A video from the HADES reunion show in NJ last April can be seen here. More info at www.myspace.com/hadesusa.

Venezuelan Black Metallers NOCTIS IMPERIUM are set to release their latest offering, "Nihil", through Abyss Records. The EP contains songs from their upcoming full length, "The Age Of The Golden Dawn", plus a handful of unreleased and live tracks recorded over the course of 2009. Here's the complete tracklist: 'Ra-Hoor-Khuit', 'Descensus Ad Inferos', 'Bring Me Sacrifice', 'Noctis Imperium', 'Maze Of Torment', 'Unus In Nihil', 'Through Fire And Cosmos' (live) and 'Maze Of Torment' (live). "Nihil" is set for an early August release date and will be available at www.officialabyssrecords.com. The band has made selected tracks available for streaming at www.myspace.com/noctisimperium.

On July 27 Rotting Corpse Records will release "Orchestrated Kill Maneuver", the new full length by Indiana's Thrash / Death Metallers INVASION. For more check out www.myspace.com/saturationbombing

July 13, 2010

India's online fanzine DIABOLICAL CONQUEST, which covers genres like Death Metal, Grindcore, Black, Doom and Thrash Metal recently started an own label called Diabolical Conquest Records and have just released their first CD which is a re-release of THE DEAD's 2009 self-released 2nd album "Ritual Executions". According to the label it is "a brilliant mix of twisted, brain-warping Death Metal and miasmic sludgy / Stoner Doom". Diabolical Conquest Records' version of the sold out "Ritual Executions" album has a modified colour artwork sketched by vocalist Mike Yee and is specially re-mixed and re-mastered by Aphotic Mote of the famed Australian Death Metal band PORTAL. It also has an 8-side booklet with additional artworks. More details here: www.diabolicalconquest.com.

In August 2010 Soulseller Records will release the 2nd demo of French Death Metallers MANIPULATOR on vinyl. The band also appears on the "Invocation Of Death Vol. 1" compilation tape which was released through Death Invocation Records (www.myspace.com/deathinvocation). More detailed information can be found at www.myspace.com/risingfromthegrave.

REINCARNAGE from Sweden will soon release their first demo through Blood Harvest Records / Zombie Ritual Tapes. Next step is the recording of their 2nd demo called "Black Vision" which will take place in about a month. Watch out for further news and check out www.myspace.com/reincarnagesweden for updates.

Swedish CRUCIFYRE (featuring members from MORBID, CREMATORY and AFFLICTED), have announced the title of their debut album as "Infernal Earthly Divine". The visual direction and album artwork was designed by both CRUCIFYRE and graphic artist Stefan Hansson. A two-minute preview sample of the opening track 'Born Again Satanist' is now available at the official CRUCIFYRE myspace page www.myspace.com/crucifyre. The album's tracklist reads like this: 'Born Again Satanist', 'Kiss The Goat', 'Hellish Sacrifice', 'Majestical / Sadistical', 'Witch Hammer', 'Thessalonian Death Cult', 'A.W.W.S / ... Of Hell', 'Hail Satan' and 'The Fetching'. A further announcement on the official release date will be made soon.

July 12, 2010

One and a half years have passed since LORD BELIAL was put on ice. The band has now been resurrected with the original line-up. New material is currently being written and some new songs will be recorded as soon as possible for streaming / downloading at www.myspace.com/lordbelialband

July 09, 2010

Spain's NOCTEM will start composing new material this summer for the successor of their 2009 album "Divinity". It will be the second part of the trilogy that started with "Divinity". The title of the album, lyrical content and cover will be revealed in a near future. More info at www.myspace.com/noctemofficial

July 08, 2010

On July 30, Cyclone Empire Records will release "Slakthus Gamleby", the third album by Swedish DEMIURG. The band consists of Rogga J. (PAGANIZER, BONE GNAWER, THE GROTESQUERY), Dan Swanö (ex - EDGE OF SANITY, ex - BLOODBATH, NIGHTINGALE), Ed Warby (HAIL OF BULLETS, 11TH HOUR, ex - GOREFEST) and Johan Berglund (THIS HAVEN, THE GROTESQUERY). The album was mixed and mastered by Dan Swanö at Unisound-Studios and the tracklisting reads like this: 'Life Is A Coma', 'Death Grasp Oblivion', 'Travellers Of The Vortex', 'The Cold Hand Of Death', 'Cold Skin', 'From Laughter To Retching', 'Slakthus Gamleby' and 'World Burial'. More info, sound samples and updates at www.myspace.com/demiurgofficial

Italian Death Metallers HUMANGLED will be filming a video for the track 'Liquidfire', from their Abyss Records debut, "Fractal". The band has teamed up with award-winning director / screenwriter Vincezno Ricchiuto for the shoot. Filming is scheduled to get underway this month. Guitarist Luke Scurb has this to say about the video's subject matter, "'Liquidfire' is a severe analysis of the loss of consciousness due to drug abuses. In many cases, modern society and the lack of values lead to terrible consequences." www.myspace.com/humangled_nail

July 06, 2010

Mexico's old school Death Metal masters OMINOUS CRUCIFIX have been signed by F.D.A. Rekotz. The first release will be a mini CD in late Autumn. More info at www.myspace.com/ominouscrucifix

F.D.A. Rekotz will be re-releasing "Impulse To Destroy", the legendary debut album by Germany's Death / Grinders BLOOD on July 15, 2010. Just like the original release it will once again be out on vinyl and is limited to 500 copies (150 on red vinyl, 50 on red / black marbled vinyl and 300 on black vinyl).

On November 17, 2010 "Tales From The Morgue", the debut full length by Sweden's old school Deathers ENTRAILS, will also be released on vinyl via F.D.A. Rekotz www.fda-rekotz.com. The band will play a handful of shows in Germany together with GOREGAST in support of the release. Check out our tourdates section for more details.

Berlin's Grindcore act NECROMORPH have almost completed their upcoming new album. According to label info, we can expect "a mixture of Scandinavian Grindcore, Crustcore and Death Metal (NASUM meets SKITSYSTEM meets NECRONY)". More details at www.myspace.com/necromorph

July 03, 2010

The NECROHOLOCAUST / OBEISANCE "Bringers Of Black Genocide" split 7" EP is out now. It contains two NECROHOLOCAUST tracks (one exclusive, 'Black Altar' and the ABHORER cover 'Repudiated Faith') and two exclusive OBEISANCE tracks ('Tanks Of The Antichrist' and 'Blacklusthog Squad'). The EP comes with an innersleeve and is limited to 1000 copies (the first 100 copies are in clear vinyl). Ordering info at http://chaliceofbloodangel.free.fr

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