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December 05, 2016

2016 is almost over, so as every year it's about time now to look back on the best releases of the year. If you'd like to participate in our BEST OF 2016 poll, please go here and send us a list of your 10 favorite releases of 2016 (no matter if it's a demo, EP, mini album or full length) until December 30, 2016. We will publish the results in early 2017.

Raw Skull Records have signed Dutch Death Metallers GRACELESS. The band features members of SOULBURN, (ex) NAILGUN MASSACRE, XENOMORPH and MASTER WE PERISH. Their upcoming debut full length "Shadowlands" will be released in the second quarter of 2017. For more info and updates check out www.rawskullrecordz.org

Dutch / German old school progressive Thrashers SACROSANCT are currently working on the re-release of their entire back catalogue (“Truth Is - What Is” - 1990, “Recesses For The Depraved” - 1991 and “Tragic Intense” - 1993), including bonus material from their 1989 demo “The Die Is Cast”, 2 unreleased tracks and one new song. The albums will be released via Vic Records (Europe) and Stormspell Records (rest of world). More info at www.facebook.com/sacrosanct-410667705711484

December 04, 2016

Hells Headbangers have signed Orlando, Florida based Doom / Deathers DRUID LORD for the release of the band's next full-length "Grotesque Offerings". The cover artwork will be created by Daniel Corcuera. DRUID LORD features Pete Slate (ex - INCUBUS / ACHERON / EQUINOX on lead & rhythm guitar) and Tony Blakk (ex - EQUINOX / APOSTASY / SERPENT SON on vocals & bass). More band information at www.facebook.com/druiddeathcult

Finnish Black / Death Metallers RIDE FOR REVENGE will release a vinyl edition of their sixth album "Thy Horrendous Yearning" via Hells Headbangers on January 27, 2017. The entire album is available for streaming at http://rideforrevenge.bandcamp.com

On December 09, 2016 PROFANATICA will release their "Sickened By Holy Host" mini album together with "The Grand Masters Session" (a 2008 live in the studio session) together on one CD. The latter has previously been available as a vinyl only 8" box set. For all additional PROFANATICA information check out the band's official Facebook site: www.facebook.com/profanaticausa

HAXXAN's debut album "Loch Ness Rising" will be released on December 30, 2016 via Hells Headbangers. The band was formed in 2011 by Killjoy (NECROPHAGIA, THE RAVENOUS, WURDULAK etc.) and guitarist Shawn Slusarek with the intention to write material in the vein of BEHERIT, ARCHGOAT and BLASPHEMY combined with hints of CANDLEMASS and MERCYFUL FATE. The line-up was completed by bassist Jake Arnette and drummer Serge Streltsov. A sound sample is available at this location: http://shop-hellsheadbangers.com/haxxan-loch-ness-rising.asp

December 02, 2016

"Tenebrous Towers", the debut full length from Finland's blackened Death Metallers DESOLATE SHRINE, has just been released on vinyl via Hellthrasher Productions. It is available in a limited edition of 500 heavy weight copies in two colors (400 on black and 100 on orange vinyl) and comes in a pocket sleeve with inserted lyric sheet. The album was remastered by Dan Lowndes at Resonance Sound Studio and features artwork by LL. A full album stream is available at this location. More about DESOLATE SHRINE at www.facebook.com/desolateshrine

December 01, 2016

Before the end of the year Canada's Ex Nihilo Music will release a split CD from Chilean Black / Death Metallers PROFOUND GRAVE and OCCULT PANTHEON entitled “Immortal Chaos Ascend”. PROFOUND GRAVE will contribute the following tracks: 'Intro', 'Black Bread For A Black Season', 'Derange Temple Manifestation', 'Universal Cadaver Of Yahweh' and 'Outro' while OCCULT PANTHEON's part will feature 'Travelling Through The Arcane XIII', 'I’ve Arrived To Charon Port (Omega)', 'Sailing Through The Sea Of Realities', '(Alpha) To The End Of The Beginning' and 'Across The Portal'. More info at www.facebook.com/exnihilocanada

To The Death Records have just released MORDANT 's third full-length "Demonic Satanic" on CD and digitally. In South and Central America it will be available from www.morbidskullrecords.com. The following tracks appear on the album: 'Vengeance From The Dark', 'Devastating Storm... Evil Holocaust', 'Demonic Satanic', 'Evil Impalers', 'Blacking Metal' (SABBAT cover), 'Desecration From Hell', 'Infernal Curse Of Evil', 'Screaming Souls' and 'Count Lucifer'. For more info and ordering details check out http://tothedeathrecords.bandcamp.com or www.tothedeath.se

November 29, 2016

German Death Metallers REVEL IN FLESH have released another lyric video, this time for the song 'Fortress Of Gloom'. You can check it out here. The track is taken from the band's upcoming new album “Emissary Of All Plagues” which will be released on December 02, 2016 via Cyclone Empire. More REVEL IN FLESH info at www.facebook.com/pages/revel-in-flesh/304228902958414

Scandinavian Occult Black Metallers GRAFVITNIR will release their new album on December 16, 2016 in Europe via Carnal Records and in the U.S. via Daemon Worship Productions. You can already stream the song 'The Great Beast' at this location. The full tracklist reads like this: 'Lightbringer', 'The Great Beast', 'Wrath Of The Tempest', 'Nigrum Ignis Serpentem', 'Via Dolorosa', 'Serpent's Blood', 'Children Of The Void', 'Legion Of The Serpent' and 'Obeisance To A Witch Moon'. The album was mastered by Devo Andersson at Endarker Studio Sweden and the cover artwork was created by Chadwick St. John. More about GRAFVITNIR at www.facebook.com/grafvitnir.official

November 28, 2016

Hungarian brutal Death Metallers GUTTED have finished the recordings for their fourth album "Martyr Creation". It will be released via Xtreem Music on December 20, 2016. An advance song can already be checked out over here. The complete tracklist reads as follows: 'Chaos Of The Beginning' (Intro), 'Cosmos Of Humans', 'False Happiness', 'Consuming Life', 'Deeper Than Hell', 'Fades Away', 'Kings Of Emptiness', 'Hell Dwells Inside', 'Into Oblivion' And 'Atrophied Existence' (Outro). More about GUTTED at www.facebook.com/guttedhorde

Texas based Death Metallers KILL EVERYTHING have been signed by Comatose Music. The band features founding and former members of DEVOURMENT (Brian Wynn, Kevin Clark and Mike Majewski), as well as Shane Newbrough and Brett Wilson. Their new single "Thermal Liquidation" was produced by Jean Francios Dagenais (KATAKLYSM). The song will be featured on the band's forthcoming self-titled debut album in 2017. You can already stream 'Thermal Liquidation' at this location. For more KILL EVERYTHING information check out www.facebook.com/killeverythingtx

November 26, 2016

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November 25, 2016

Brazilian Black Metallers PATRIA have signed a deal with Soulseller Records. The band’s new album "Magna Adversia" was co-produced, mixed and mastered by Øystein G. Brun (BORKNAGAR) and features Asgeir Mickelson (IHSAHN, SARKE, BORKNAGAR, SPIRAL ARCHITECT) on drums and Fabiano Penna (REBAELLIUN) as special guest on the orchestrations. The cover art was created by PATRIA's guitarist Mantus (aka Marcelo Vasco), who already worked for bands like SLAYER, KREATOR, MACHINE HEAD, SOULFLY, DARK FUNERAL and HATEBREED. A teaser for "Magna Adversia" can be checked out at this location. The full tracklist reads like this: 'Infidels', 'Axis', 'Heartless', 'A Two-Way Path', 'Communion', 'Now I Bleed', 'Arsonist', 'The Oath', 'Porcelain Idols' and 'Magna Adversia'. The album will be released in early 2017. More band information at www.facebook.com/patriaofficial

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November 24, 2016

Swedish Black / Death Metallers OMNIZIDE will release their new album "NekroRegime" on December 16, 2016 via Carnal Records in Europe and Daemon Worship Productions in the U.S. The band features CRAFT vocalist Nox and the music was written by Anders / AE (AVSKY). The title track is currently streaming at this location. "NekroRegime" was recorded and mixed by Erik Hagelberg at DeathWomb Studio in the winter of 2015 / 2016 and mastered by Jona Kjellgren at Blacklounge Studio. The complete tracklist reads as follows: 'Himmelstrasse (330ft)', 'The Return Of The Loving Dead', 'Walls Of Flesh', 'Doomsday Revelations', 'Deathwomb', 'NekroRegime', 'Nekromantic', 'Shockwaves' and 'Devil In Me'. More about OMNIZIDE at www.facebook.com/omnizide

Catalonian Black / Deathers INSULTERS have premiered a new track entitled 'Bastard Soldiers' over here. The track appears on the band's upcoming second album "Metal Still Means Danger" which will be released on January 01, 2017 via Unholy Prophecies in co-operation with Equinox Discos. It was mixed and mastered by Javi Felez at his Moontower Studios. The following tracks will appear on it: 'Age Of Terror', 'Highway Of The Dead', 'Icons And Symbols', 'Bang Your Fucking Skull', 'Forged In Hell's Fire', 'Bastard Soldiers', 'Burn With The Witch', 'Here Falls The Hammer' and 'Metal Still Means Danger'. The CD will be released in a giant 7" - sized sleeve with four panels, while the CD itself will be completely black with an authentically vinyl look. A gatefold vinyl LP version will follow in January / February 2017. More about INSULTERS at www.facebook.com/pages/insulters/118124661718106

November 21, 2016

New Jersey based Death Metallers SENTIENT HORROR have just released a guitar play-through video for 'Abyssal Ways' at this lovation. The song will appear on the band's upcoming debut full-length "Ungodly Forms" which will be released on December 09, 2016 via Testimony Records (in North America via Redefining Darkness Records). The album was mixed by Damian Herring (HORRENDOUS) and mastered by Dan Swanö. The complete tracklist reads like this: 'Into The Abyss' (Intro), 'Abyssal Ways', 'Die Decay Devour', 'Blood Rot', 'Splinter The Cross', 'Beyond The Curse Of Death', 'Ungodly Forms', 'Suffer The Grave', 'A Host Of Worms', 'Of Filth And Flesh', 'Mourning' (instrumental) and 'Celestial Carnage'. More SENTIENT HORROR information you will find at www.facebook.com/sentienthorrorofficial

November 18, 2016

L.A. Thrashers ANGER AS ART have just released an official video for 'Unknowing, Undead' at this location. The song is taken from the band's latest album "Ad Mortem Festinamus" which was released via Old School Metal Records on March 11, 2016. More about ANGER AS ART at www.facebook.com/angerasart

November 17, 2016

Danish old school Death Metallers DEUS OTIOSUS have posted a song from their upcoming fourth album "Opposer" at this location. The album was recorded at Fast Beat Records, Copenhagen with producer Rasmus Toftlund and the cover artwork was created by Claude Wit. "Opposer" will be released via Great Dane Records in Spring 2017. The complete tracklist reads like this: 'Kneel', 'Disturbing The Dead', 'Stand Your Ground', 'Haunter', 'Towering Flames', 'The Opposer', 'To The Graves', 'Return To Slavery', 'Greater Horror' and 'March Of The Unworthy'. More about DEUS OTIOSUS at www.deus-otiosus.com

November 14, 2016

Dark Blasphemies Records will release a limited compilation CD from Finnish Death / Grinders OBFUSCATION this December. It is entitled "Document Of Dysphoria 1992 - 1995" and will contain the band's two demos "Greed" (1992) and "Windows Of The World" (1993), the 1995 "Swansong" EP, plus a never released promo and a cover track of NAPALM DEATH. For more information and ordering details check out www.darkblasphemiesrecords.com

November 12, 2016

Neckbreaker Records have signed Dutch Death Metallers DEPARTED SOULS. The band was formed in 2013 and released a 1-song demo in 2014, which lead to the "Barbaric Tortures" EP (2015) via Denmark's Ancient Darkness Productions. A split CD with Sweden's WOMBBATH ("Embracing The Cold...") followed earlier this year via Raw Skull Recordz. The release of the band's debut full length "Oppressors Of The Hideous Infirmities“ is scheduled for early 2017. More about DEPARTED SOULS at https://departedsouls1.bandcamp.com or www.facebook.com/pages/departed-souls/199852183551629

"The Cursed Travails Of The Demeter", the debut EP from Dublin, Ireland based Death Metallers VIRCOLAC, is streaming in its entirety at this location now. The 26-minute EP was just released via Dark Descent Records in North America and Sepulchral Voice in Europe (with a vinyl edition soon to follow). For all additional VIRCOLAC information check out www.facebook.com/vircolacdeathmetal

Portland, Oregon's Death Metal fivepiece DEAD CONSPIRACY will self-release their first full-length next Monday. The self-titled album is already streaming in its entirety over here. The album will be available through the band on vinyl and digital formats. Exile Music will release it on cassette, CDs (featuring the 1987 demo and a cover track recorded for the HEADHUNTER D.C. tribute) will be available in Brazil via Funeral Rites Records. For all further DEAD CONSPIRACY info check out www.facebook.com/dead-conspiracy-228804147194155

November 09, 2016

Spanish Doom / Death Metallers FAMISHGOD will release their second album "Roots Of Darkness" on December 01, 2016 via Xtreem Music. An advance song can already be checked out at this location. The complete tracklist reads as follows: 'Abyss Of The Underworld', 'Bad Omen', 'Molested, Defiled, Disrupted', 'Chamber Of Chaos', 'Eternal Embrace', 'Lost Language Of The Dead' and 'Mournful Sounds Of Death'.The release coincides with FAMISHGOD's second live appearance that will take place at the 4th edition of the Madrid Is The Dark Festival. More about FAMISHGOD at www.facebook.com/famishgod

Swedish Death Metallers PUTRIFIED have premiered the new track 'Sarcophagus (Under The Lid)' over here. The track appears on the band's upcoming new EP "The Flesh. The Scythe. The Tomb." which will be released on December 19, 2016 via Unholy Prophecies. The following tracks will appear on it: 'Sarcophagus (Under The Lid)', 'The Scythe Descends', 'Maleficium I', 'Devils Whorehouse' (MISFITS cover), 'Maleficium II' and 'Morbid Tales' (CELTIC FROST cover). For all additional info check out www.facebook.com/pages/putrified/139314062811752

November 08, 2016

"In Ancient Beliefs", the 2001 debut full length from US Death Metallers DETERIOROT, will be re-issued on CD via Xtreem Music (with remastered sound and new cover artwork by Juanjo Castellano) to commemorate the 15th anniversary of the album. The release is scheduled for November 20, 2016. You can already check out the track 'The Afterlife' at this location. More about DETERIOROT at www.facebook.com/deteriorot

November 03, 2016

On December 07, 2016 Iron Pegasus Records will release a vinyl split 12" from SADISTIC INTENT and PENTACLE entitled "Invocations Of The Death-Ridden“. SADISTIC INTENT will contribute brandnew recordings, while PENTACLE’s side will contain the missing vinyl songs from their last recording session. More info and ordering details at www.iron-pegasus.com

The new DESERTED FEAR album “Dead Shores Rising” will be released via Century Media Records on January 27, 2017 as a special edition digipak CD (incl. two bonus tracks), ltd. edition gatefold LP (in different colours) and digitally. The album will feature the following tracks: 'Intro', 'The Fall Of Leaden Skies', 'The Edge Of Insanity', 'Open Their Gates', 'Corrosion Of Souls', 'Interlude', 'Towards Humanity', 'The Carnage', 'Face Our Destiny', 'Till The Last Drop' and 'Carry On'. Bonustracks: 'A Morbid Vision' and 'The Path Of Sorrow'. Tomas "Tompa" Lindberg from AT THE GATES guests on one of the bonus tracks. More about DESERTED FEAR at www.facebook.com/desertedfear

Necroharmonic Records have just re-released "Perverse Recollections Of A Necromangler", the 2007 debut full length from New Jersey's brutal Death Metallers WAKING THE CADAVER and "Denial", the demo / EP compilation of Swedish Death Metallers CREMATORY on CD. For more information and ordering details check out http://necroharmonic.bigcartel.com

November 02, 2016

Minnesota based technical Death Metallers FACE OF OBLIVION have premiered a track from their forthcoming sophomore album "Cataclysmic Desolation" over here. Another track can be checked out here. A promo video for the song 'Debridement' is furthermore playing at this location. "Cataclysmic Desolation" will be released on November 11, 2016 via Comatose Music. More about FACE OF OBLIVION at www.facebook.com/faceofoblivionmn

On December 12, 2016 Defying Danger Records will release the new REVEL IN FLESH album “Emissary Of All Plagues" as # 18 of their D.D.R. tape series. It will be limited to 300 handnumbered copies. For all further band information check out http://revelinflesh.jimdo.com or www.facebook.com/pages/revel-in-flesh/304228902958414

November 01, 2016

Turkish Death Metallers ENGULFED will finally release their debut full length "Engulfed In Obscurity" via Hellthrasher Productions in February 2017 (the vinyl edition will be released via Blood Harvest Records in April / May 2017). The band's first release since their 2012 EP "Through The Eternal Damnation" will feature 9 songs and the artwork was created by Nick Keller Artist. For all further details check out www.facebook.com/engulfedtr

"The Rotten Ways Of Human Misery", the 1992 debut full-length from Mexico City's BLACKTHORN, will be re-released by Chaos Records on November 21, 2016. The album was remastered earlier this year by Dan Lowndes at Resonance Sound, UK. The cover art for the re-release was one of the alternative designs done by Raúl Pacheco Cabrera, who also created the original album cover. Three of the regular album songs feature guest guitar solos by DARK ANGEL's Eric Meyer, who also produced the original album. BLACKTHORN split-up in 1994 and the band's original vocalist Paul Mallory tragically passed away in October 2013 due to a hepatic cirrhosis. In tribute to their fallen vocalist, BLACKTHORN's original drummer Armando Mondragón finally returned to the stage in 2014 with a new line-up and the band also recorded new versions of 'Embryonic Mutilation' and 'Harrowing Beheading' (both taken from their early demos) for this re-release. More BLACKTHORN information you will find at www.facebook.com/blackthorndeathmetal

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