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News January 2017

January 31, 2017

Portland, Oregon based Death Metallers DEAD CONSPIRACY have just released a video for the song 'Paralyzed With Terror' at this location. The song is taken from the band's new, self-titled album which is available through the DEAD CONSPIRACY bandcamp site. All further band information you will find at www.facebook.com/dead-conspiracy-228804147194155

On February 01, 2017 Cryptorium Records will release a compilation CD from old Swedish Death / Thrash Metallers LEPROSY. It will feature all material the band ever recorded ("Death To This World" - Demo '88, "Full Of Hate" - Demo '90 and "Live In Basement" - Reh. Demo '90) as well as a bonus DVD featuring 2 gigs from 1988 and 1989 in Bamberg and Ludwigsburg, Germany. The release will be available as a digipak CD and includes a 24 pages booklet with old photos, info and liner-notes. More about LEPROSY at www.facebook.com/leprosysweden. For ordering information check out www.cryptorium.se

January 30, 2017

Dutch Death Metallers BLOODGOD (featuring former members of DISQUIET, HYMIR and NUESTROS DERECHOS) will release a new 5-song EP entitled "Catharsis" on March 15, 2017. The material was recorded and mixed at Mass Audio Studio in the Netherlands and mastered by Jacob Hansen (ABORTED, MERCENARY, VOLBEAT, PESTILENCE, etc) in Denmark. The artwork was created by Lisa Röttjers. A video of the EP's opening track 'Valar Morghulis' can be checked out at this location. More band information can be found at www.bloodgod.nl or www.facebook.com/bloodgod.metal

Swedish DEPESEBLO have just releaed their debut full length “Nightmare Desolation” via Selfmadegod Records. The band is a solo project of Dennis Blomberg (DOWN AMONG THE DEAD MEN, PAGANIZER, THOSE WHO BRING THE TORTURE) and "Nightmare Desolation" is the first release where he has written and recorded all music, lyrics, guitars, vocals and bass himself. The album was recorded at Roadkill Studio and mastered by Dennis "DerClint" Israel at Clintworks Studio (MISERY INDEX, 3 INCHES OF BLOOD, AMON AMARTH). The artwork was supplied by Roberto Toderico (SINISTER, ASPHYX, PAGANIZER). The song 'Odious And Obscene' can already be streamed over here.

Season Of Mist have signed French Black Metallers MERRIMACK. Regarding their signing, the band issued the following official statement: "We are pleased to announce that MERRIMACK is joining the Season of Mist roster. Signing with the leading force of the French shores is a decisive step in our goal to deliver the blackest of metals, without compromising our art, and with the means of a well established company who proved to release the finest artists. Working with fellow countrymen will ensure a fruitful cooperation, and their unquestionable professionalism can be nothing but a motivation for the band to make this union last long!" For all further info check out http://merrimack.satanslegions.com or www.facebook.com/merrimackofficial

January 28, 2017

Finland's LANTERN will release their second full-length "II: Morphosis" on March 17, 2017 via Dark Descent Records. The album was mixed and mastered by Dan Lowndes at Resonance Sound Studios and the artwork was created by Zbigniew M. Bielak. 'Black Miasma', the album's opening track, can already be streamed over here. More about LANTERN at www.facebook.com/lantern666

"The Art Of Violent Torture", the upcoming new album from Russian Death Metallers ABORTED FETUS, will be released April 28, 2017 via Comatose Music. It was mixed and mastered by Alexander at TsunTsun Productions and will feature the following tracks: 'The Art Of Pain', 'Boiled Alive', 'Hanged On The Hook By The Rib', 'Blinded By The Flame' (currently streaming at this location) , 'Pouring Molten Lead Into A Throat', 'Awaiting...', 'Burning At Stake', 'Axe Decapitation', 'Buried Alive', 'Impalement', 'Breaking Wheel', 'Hanged And Quartered' and 'The Last Way'. For all additional ABORTED FETUS information check out www.facebook.com/abortedfetusbrutality

January 27, 2017

Indiana based Death Metallers INVASION have just released a track from their upcoming fourth album "Destroyer Of Mankind". You can check out 'The Divine Wind' at this location. Another new track, 'Approaching Cauldron Of Horror', is streaming right here. The album will be released via Abyss Records on February 17, 2017. More about INVASION at www.facebook.com/invasionusa

January 26, 2017

German Death Metallers VITRIOL are streaming the band's self-titled debut demo in its entirety at this location. It will be released via Hellthrasher Productions on CD tomorrow. "Vitriol" was originally released on tape in July 2016. It features the following tracks: 'Lo-Irt-IV', 'Octosphere Of Obscure Occurence', 'Assimilation (Blood-Feed The Devourer)', 'Massive Retaliation', 'Betelgeuze' and 'The Deathbed Of The Ursurper'. More about VITRIOL at www.facebook.com/vitrioldeath

January 25, 2017

Spanish Thrashers HOLYCIDE are currently streaming their entire "Annihilate... Then Ask!" album one week before its official release at this location. The tracklist reads as follows: 'Afterworld Remnants', 'Annihilate... Then Ask!', 'Human's Last Dawn', 'Eager To Take Control', 'Motörhead', 'Bonebreaker', 'Deserve To Be Erased', 'Losers' (DÉTENTE cover), 'Leather Spikes Chains & Blood' and 'Back And Forth'. "Annihilate... Then Ask!" will be released on February 01, 2017 via Xtreem Music on CD, 12" LP and cassette. More band info at www.facebook.com/holycide

German Death Metallers CRYPTIC BROOD will release their new full length "Brain Eater" on March 01, 2017 via Xtreem Music. The following tracks will appear on the album: 'A Box Full Of Bones', 'Slurping Reeking Slime', 'Urban Coffin', 'Corroded Remains', 'Maggot-Infested Flesh', 'Ridden With Dementia', 'Gorging Severed Pieces', 'Brain Eater' and 'Until It Starts To Rot'. The album opener 'A Box Full Of Bones' can already be streamed at this location. More about CRYPTIC BROOD at www.facebook.com/crypticbrood

"Immortal Force", the classic debut album from Brazilian Death / Thrashers MUTILATOR, has just been re-released in a remastered edition via Greyhaze Records. It was originally released back in 1987 by Cogumelo Records. The Greyhaze re-release is now available on CD, as well as on black and white vinyl. A MUTILATOR promo video for the song 'Butcher' can be checked out here. For ordering details go to www.greyhazerecords.com

January 23, 2017

Serbian all-girl Speed Metallers JENNER have just released a video trailer for their upcoming debut full length "To Live Is To Suffer" at this location. The song 'How Deep Is Your Greed' can furthermore be listened to over here. The album will be released on Infernö Records on February 20, 2017. More information about JENNER you can find at www.facebook.com/jennerserbia

January 21, 2017

On February 10, 2017 Xtreem Music will re-issue "Unnatural Legacy", the 1993 debut demo from Spanish Death Metallers INFESTUS on a CD entitled "Origen". It will be released together with two other unreleased demos from 1994 and 2015 and the booklet will include the demo covers, photos and lyrics. The complete "Origen" tracklist reads like this: "Unnatural Legacy" (Demo '93): 'The End Of The Biosphere', 'Unnatural Legacy', 'Lusting The Fruit', 'Ancestral Cataclysm Of Life', 'Theatre Of Cruelty', "Atmósfera de Asfixia" (unreleased Demo '94): 'Atmósfera De Asfixia', 'Ciudad De La Miseria', 'Interludio', 'Madera Muerta', 'Sueños De Erosión', "Origen" (unreleased Demo 2015): 'El Día Después', 'Inmolación', 'La Pérdida De Los Cuerdos', 'Otros Seguirán', 'Lágrimas De Odio', 'Fauna Inerte', 'El Ocaso' and 'Sombras De Genocidio'. The CD will be limited to 500 copies. A song from their debut demo '93 can be checked out here. More info at www.xtreemmusic.com

"Enraptured By Horror", the debut album from CRYPTIC REALMS, was released on CD via Death In Pieces Records in collaboration with Iron, Blood and Death Corporation on November 25, 2016. CRYPTIC REALMS features members from NECRORITE (USA / Mexico), ABYSSUS (Greece), OFFAL (Brazil) and TRITTON (Mexico). The album features the following tracks: 'Enraptured By Horror', 'Doomed Cathedrals', 'In Mortal Distress', 'Total Demise', 'Sinister Force Descends', 'Vulgar Exhumation', 'Begging To Be Dead' and 'Act Of Derangement'. For all additional info check out www.facebook.com/thecrypticrealms

January 20, 2017

Finland's GOREPHILIA will release their second full-length "Severed Monolith" on March 03, 2015 via Dark Descent Records (the vinyl edition will be out through Me Saco Un Ojo). One of the album tracks ('The Ravenous Storm') is already available for streaming at the Dark Descent Bandcamp page. The new GOREPHILIA line-up features new members Kauko Kuusisalo (drums), who joined right after the release of their debut album, and Pauli Gurko (guitars), who arrived last year. More band info at www.gorephilia.com or www.facebook.com/gorephilia

January 19, 2017

"Ungodly Forms", the debut album of New Jersey based Death Metallers SENTIENT HORROR, will be released on vinyl on March 03, 2017 via Testimony Records, limited to 300 copies. It comes with a full dynamic range master by Dan Swanö and includes a lyric-sheet on 140g paper. Meanwhile a new lyric video for the song 'Beyond The Curse Of Death' can be checked out here. More about SENTIENT HORROR at www.facebook.com/sentienthorrorofficial

French old school Death Metallers NECROWRETCH will release their third album "Satanic Slavery" on April 14, 2017 via Season Of Mist. The opening track 'Sprawl Of Sin' is already streaming at this location. Here's the album's complete tracklist: 'Sprawl Of Sin', 'Tredeciman Blackfire', 'Satanic Slavery', 'Evil Names', 'Hellspawn Pyre', 'Bestial Rites', 'Curse Of Blasphemy' and 'Verses From The Depths'. For more NECROWRETCH information and updates check out www.necrowretch.net or www.facebook.com/necrowretch

On January 20, 2017 Hellthrasher Productions will release an extended CD version of "Shamaniacal Essence", the new EP from Indiana based Black Metallers ECFERUS. The EP was recorded between August and October 2016 at Ghost Cave Studio and features the artwork by Luciana Nedelea. It was originally self-released digitally two months ago. The Hellthrasher version will feature the following tracks: 'Lobotomization Portal Ascent' (CD bonus track), 'Talisman Fire Eye', 'Psychophilic Volts' and 'Deprogrammation Entranceptor'. The original 3-track version is still streaming at this location. More about ECFERUS at www.facebook.com/ecferus

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: www.facebook.com/panikkofficial

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 www.facebook.com/carnaldecayband

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 www.facebook.com/deivos

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 www.facebook.com/jennerserbia

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 www.facebook.com/sunlightsbane

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 www.facebook.com/deadlycarnage

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 www.facebook.com/graveplague

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 daniel@killtownbookings.com.

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 www.facebook.com/officialmorbidangelpage

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 www.facebook.com/invasionusa

'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 www.facebook.com/nightbringerofficial

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 www.facebook.com/burnthemankind

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 www.facebook.com/desecratethefaithofficial

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 www.facebook.com/officialmorbidangelpage

"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 www.obsolete-incarnation.com or www.facebook.com/obsoleteincarnation

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 www.facebook.com/acranius

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: www.facebook.com/putrefactionmagazine

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 www.facebook.com/hatreddusk

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 www.facebook.com/christdeniedofficial

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 www.facebook.com/killingaddiction

"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 www.facebook.com/pestiferofficial

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 www.facebook.com/nocturnalgraves

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 www.facebook.com/anasarcadeathmetal

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