December 12, 2013
AVULSED frontman Dave Rotten has released the first demo of his solo project ROTTEN. The demo is entitled "Cryptic Catacombs" and features 4 songs. It's only available on cassette (handmade), but you can check it out at this location. More information at www.damnedrotten.com
Eihwaz Recordings, the Death Metal sub-label of Bindrune Recordings, have just released a limited edition (250 copies) double vinyl edition of "Memorious", the second full length from Texas based melodic Death Metallers VEX. It comes as a black vinyl set containing an insert / lyric sheet housed in a heavy jacket with a 5mm spine and the vinyl is cut at 45 rpm. More information at www.facebook.com/vexhomepage or www.eihwazrecordings.com
December 11, 2013
On January 01, 2014 Memento Mori will release "Unworldly Summoning", the debut full length from Texas based Death Metallers CHURCH OF DISGUST. The album was recorded at Moontower Studios in Spain (ATARAXY, TEITANBLOOD, AVULSED, GRAVEYARD) and the artwork was created by Igor 'Abigor' Mugerza (CENTINEX, DECAYED, SPELLCRAFT). For all further information check out www.facebook.com/churchofdisgust
Finnish Black Metallers GRAVEBORNE are currently streaming the track 'Tiesi Päähän' at this location. It is taken from their upcoming new album "Through The Window Of The Night" which will be released on January 20, 2014 via Seance Records. The album's full tracklist reads like this: 'Burn The City Of God', 'Tiesi Päähän', 'Root Of Evil', 'Misericordia', 'Into The Abyss', 'In The End I Find My Beginning', 'Pyhää Verta', 'Todkrieg' and 'Men Behind The Sun'. "Through The Window Of The Night" was mixed and mastered by Jarno Hänninen at D-Studio, features artwork by Markus Räisänen and a special lyrical collaboration and guest vocals by K-2T4-S of ...AND OCEANS on the track 'Pyhää Verta'. The "Burn The City Of God" digital single was released in November for download and features the exclusive track 'Temple Without Walls'. For more GRAVEBORNE information check out www.graveborne.com or www.facebook.com/pages/graveborne/398601459368
French blackened Death Metallers TEMPLE OF BAAL have announced a couple of new live appearances in support of their "Verses Of Fire" album, which was released late autumn and is streaming in its entirety here. On December 14, 2013 the band will join ANTAEUS and WATAIN at the Trabendo club in Paris, France. In March 2014 they will play at the Speyer Grey Mass Festival in Germany and later on at Hellfest, on June 21, 2014. All further info at www.facebook.com/pages/temple-of-baal/20135072962
Italy's Black Metallers HRIZG will release their third album "Individualism" in June / July 2014 through Moribund Records. Mainman Erun-Dagoth reveals: "All I can say is that "Individualism" is a kind of mixture between my two previous albums and the best effort I have done as a solo instrumentalist. As for lyrics, they are also more into the nihilist and misanthropic philosophy." A video of Erun-Dagoth recording drums for the album at Khazad-Dûm Studios has been posted here.
December 10, 2013
Dutch Black Metallers SAMMATH are currently streaming their new album "Godless Arrogance" in its entirety at this location. The band was formed in 1994 by guitarist and vocalist Jan Kruitwagen and put out their debut "Strijd" in 1999. "Godless Arrogance" is already their fifth full-length (the first for Hammerheart Records, after having worked with Germany’s Folter Records for 16 years). It was mastered by Peter Neuber (REVENGE, HORNA, SEVERE TORTURE etc.). More information at www.sammath.nl
Germany's DESERTED FEAR have released an official music video for 'Nocturnal Frags'. The song is taken from their 2012 release "My Empire" and includes live footage from Party San, Summer Breeze, Extremefest and Nuckstock Open Air. It is now playing at this location. For more DESERTED FEAR check out www.desertedfear.de or www.facebook.com/desertedfear
December 06, 2013
Czech Thrashers KAAR are looking for gigs in Germany. Interested parties (organizers or bands) will find more info about these old school Thrashers at http://bandzone.cz/kaar. Drummer Ozz can be contacted at the following email address: email@example.com.
Brazil's MYSTIFIER will be touring Europe for the first time ever in 2014. The tour starts on April 10, 2014 and lasts until June 22, 2014. It will include countries like Denmark, Norway, Germany, Spain, Italy, Portugal, France and others to be announced. Promoters and bands interested in organizing one of the available dates should contact firstname.lastname@example.org. More MYSTIFIER info at www.facebook.com/mystifier666
Century Media Records will officially re-release the entire discography by Swedish Death Metallers DAWN in the first half of 2014. Everything the band has ever recorded will be made available again, remastered by Dan Swanö and accompanied by reworked artworks and more. The planned DAWN releases are: Demos 1991 - 1993 (title tba) CD / LP, "Nær Sólen Gar Niþer For Evogher" (originally released in 1994) CD / LP, "Sorgh På Svarte Vingar Fløgh" (originally released in 1996) MCD / MLP and "Slaughtersun - Crown Of The Triarchy" (originally released in 1998) CD / 2LP. More about DAWN at www.dawnband.com or www.facebook.com/dawnofficialbandpage
December 04, 2013
Another year is almost over, so it's about time again to look back on which releases were really killer in 2013. If you'd like to participate in our BEST OF 2013 poll, please go here and send us a list of your 10 favorite releases of 2013 (no matter if it's a demo, EP, mini album or full length) until December 30, 2013. We will publish the results in early 2014. Spread the word!!
Russian Death Metallers ABORTED FETUS will release their third full-length "Private Judgement Day" through Comatose Music. The album's title track is already streaming here. More band info at www.abortedfetus.ru or www.facebook.com/abortedfetusbrutality
Following the departure of guitarist Stefan and bassist Fabian, who left Berlin / Germany based Death Metallers HARM for personal reasons, the band now recruited four-stringer Alejandro and six-stringer Molochto. For all further band information check out www.facebook.com/pages/harm/131650603566081
On January 20, 2014 Seance Records will release "Through The Window Of The Night", the second album from Finnish Black Metallers GRAVEBORNE. The tracklist reads like this: 'Burn The City Of God', 'Tiesi Päähän', 'Root Of Evil', 'Misericordia', 'Into The Abyss', 'In The End I Find My Beginning', 'Pyhää Verta', 'Todkrieg' and 'Men Behind The Sun'. More info at www.graveborne.com or www.facebook.com/pages/graveborne/398601459368
Metal and visual art belongs together right from the beginning of its develpement. Information about and visual impressions from several Metal artists gives the new and growing site GRAPHIC NOISE (www.graphic-noise.com). The creator Michael Berberian wants his page to be viewed as "The bridge between an art gallery and the Metal world". Besides the exhibition he offers also a webshop.
December 03, 2013
Los Angeles based Death Metallers DEROGATORY are currently streaming the song 'To Escape What Is Now' at this location. It is taken from the band's forthcoming album "Above All Else", which will be released on December 06, 2013 through F.D.A. Rekotz. A video for 'Foretold In My House Of Seance' can be found here. More about DEROGATORY at www.facebook.com/derogatory.deathmetal