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March 26, 2015

Swedish Death Metallers REVOLTING will release their new album on May 22, 2015 via F.D.A. Rekotz. You can already check out the track 'Fathoms Unto Forever' here. The full tracklist reads like this: 'Shunned To The Shadows', 'The Whispers Of The Hanged', 'Fathoms Unto Forever', 'Dagger-Clawed Chaos', 'Bloodkurdle', 'Severed And Blessed', 'Riddled With Worms' and 'Caverns Of Ancient Horror'. More REVOLTING info at www.facebook.com/pages/revolting/144322252254789

On June 26, 2015 Hammerheart Records will re-release a deluxe digipack 2 CD package of "Wicca", the debut album from Brazil Black Metallers MYSTIFIER. Disc 1 features a fully re-mastered version of "Wicca", while disc 2 will have the original master from 1992 with their "T.E.A.R. (The Evil Ascension Returns)" 7” EP as bonus tracks. The vinyl edition (featuring the re-mastered album) will be available on transparent green vinyl, limited to 100 copies (exclusively in the Hammerheart Records webstore) and a regular black vinyl, with fully restored artwork, 180 gram audiophile high quality vinyl and a little surprise added. In August "Goëtia" will follow and in September "The World Is Good That Who Made It Doesn't Live Here" with a similar treatment. A MYSTIFIER live album (with DVD) and a completely new record are in the works at the moment, a tour is planned for February 2016. www.facebook.com/pages/mystifier/222621304428768

Swedish Death Metallers STENCH have just posted the following via their facebook site www.facebook.com/pages/stench-official/213520935347849: "STENCH is no more. "Venture" was our last breath in this world, and now the time has come to bury the body that is our common work and collaboration. In remembrance of our 8 year long journey there is a photo attached in this post, taken 2007 at Mikaelikyrkan, Arvika. That is where it started, and with that it shall end. As for this page, it will remain but will not longer be updated. Good bye and thank you all for this time! Regards, Jonathan, Johannes & Mikael."

Polish Black Metallers OUTRE are currently streaming the track 'Arrival' (from their upcoming debut full length "Ghost Chants") at this location. The album will be released on April 14, 2015 via Godz Ov War Productions / Third Eye Temple / Essential Purification Records. More about OUTRE at www.facebook.com/outremetal

Chicago based melodic blackened Metallers WITHERING SOUL will release their second album "Adverse Portrait" on June 09, 2015 via Mortal Music. It was engineered and mixed by Chris Wisco at Belle City Sound and mastered by Dennis Israel at Clintworks Audio. Pierre-Alain D of 3mmi Design was responsible for the cover artwork. The following tracks will appear on the album: 'Vestige', 'No Longer Within', 'The Dreadful Echo', 'Awakening', 'Hour Of Obstinacy', 'Hex Illusion', 'Shadow Path' and 'In Absence'. More info at www.facebook.com/witheringsoulband

German Death Metallers DISCREATION have signed a deal with F.D.A. Rekotz. Their upcoming fourth album "Procreation Of The Wretched“ was recorded at Desert Inn Studio with Tilo Krieger and the cover art was supplied by Juanjo Castellano. Here's the complete tracklist: 'Planetary Punishment', 'Descending To Abysmal Darkness', 'Megacorpse', 'Procreation Of The Wretched', 'The Hunter', 'To Cosmic Shores', 'Corporate Hatred', 'Decapitation Marathon', 'Your Good Shelter' and 'Dead Certainties'. You can already check out the opening track 'Planetary Punishment' at this location. "Procreation Of The Wretched" will be released on May 22, 2015 as CD, LP and digitally. More about DISCREATION at www.discreation.de or www.facebook.com/discreation

Poland's Black / Death Metallers INFERNAL WAR will release their new album "Axiom" on April 17, 2015 in Europe and April 21, 2015 in North America via Agonia Records. "Axiom" was recorded, mixed and mastered at No Solace Studio with M. (MGLA / KRIEGSMASCHINE), who also contributed guest vocals and the cover art was created by Mentalporn. The complete tracklist reads like this: 'Coronation', 'Militant Hate Church', 'Into Dead Soil', 'Paradygmat', 'Nihil Prayer', 'The Parallel Darkness', 'Transfigure', 'Eater Of Hope', 'Camp 22', 'No Forgiveness' and 'Axiom'. For all additional information check out www.facebook.com/infernalwarofficial

March 25, 2015

Italian Death Metallers AD NAUSEAM have just released the song 'The Black Veil Of Original Flaw' at this location. It is taken from their upcoming debut full length "Nihil Quam Vacuitas Ordinatum Est" which will be released via Lavadome Productions on March 31, 2015. The album features the following tracks: 'My Buried Dream', 'Key To Timeless Laws', 'La Maison Diev', 'Into The Void Eye', 'Terror Haze', 'Lost In The Antiverse', 'The Black Veil Of Original Flaw' and 'Superimposing Mere Will And Sheer Need'. More about AD NAUSEAM at www.facebook.com/adnauseamofficial

March 24, 2015

Finnish Death Metallers TORTURE PULSE will release their upcoming second album "God Leash" through Xtreem Music. A release date is not confirmed yet, but it's supposed to come out during the Summer. Until then you can still check out sound samples from their latest EP here. More info at www.facebook.com/torturepulse

Colombia's blackened Death Metallers NEPENTE are currently streaming the title track from their upcoming EP "I Will Get Your Soul" at this location. The EP was recorded at Manizales Studio in Colombia and mixed / mastered at Hertz Recording Studio in Poland by Slawomir Wieslawski and Wojciech Wieslawski. The release is scheduled for March 31, 2015 via Cimmerian Shade Recordings and the following tracks will appear on it: 'I Will Get Your Soul', 'Show Me That You Are Suffering', 'Gray Land' and 'Last Rites'. For all additional info about NEPENTE check out www.facebook.com/nepente.metal

March 21, 2015

Spanish Death Metallers SACROPHOBIA will have a compilation of all their recordings re-issued on CD via Xtreem Music on April 20, 2015. It will be entitled "Dark Requiems" and features 10 studio tracks from the band's two demos ("Only Death Is Irreversible" and "Demo # 2"), two songs from the 5-way split CD "Dead Flesh" (1993) plus 3 unreleased tunes (recorded live in '93) as well as 2 live cover songs. The CD comes with remastered sound and the booklet will feature liner notes, demo covers, band photos, flyers, gig posters and so on. A track from the "Dead Flesh" split album can be checked out here. More SACROPHOBIA at www.facebook.com/sacrophobia

March 19, 2015

The re-issue series of INQUISITION's back catalogue (all of them with new cover artwork from Paolo Girardi) continues on May 18, 2015 when Season Of Mist will re-release the band's 2007 album "Nefarious Dismal Orations". On March 23, 2015 "Magnificent Glorification Of Lucifer", INQUISITION's third full length from 2004, will already be made available again. "Ominous Doctrines Of The Perpetual Mystical Macrocosm" from 2011 is scheduled for release in June 2015. More INQUISITION at www.facebook.com/inquisition.official

Thrashing Black Metallers FROSTHELM have released a lyric video for 'A Storm Of Teeth' at this location. The song appears on their upcoming album "The Endless Winter" which will be released on March 22, 2015. For all additional info check out www.facebook.com/frosthelm

March 18, 2015

Salt Lake City Thrashers DEATHBLOW will release their new EP "The Other Side Of Darkness" on April 21, 2015. It was recorded, mixed and mastered by Andy Peterson and the cover art was created by Andreas Marschall. The tracklist reads like this: 'Beyond Obsession', 'Means To An End', 'The Other Side Of Darkness', 'Headless Throne' and 'Death Wish'. The title track is currently streaming at this location. More info at www.facebook.com/dethblo

Swedish Black Metallers HYPOTHERMIA have released the titletrack of their new album "Svartkonst" at this location. The album will be released on May 15, 2015 in Europe and May 19, 2015 in North America via Agonia Records. The following five tracks will appear on "Svartkonst": 'Invokation', 'Svartkonst', 'Efterglod', 'Regnvals' and 'Vy'. For all further information check out www.facebook.com/vemodsorkestern

In April 2015 Minnesota based Death Metallers INCINERATE will be touring Europe together with INTERNAL SUFFERING and NEUROMA in support of their upcoming new album "Eradicating Terrestrial Species". It will be released via Comatose Music on April 21, 2015. A promo video for the album track 'Unable To Ascend' can be found at this location. All additional info at www.facebook.com/incineratedm

Kentucky Thrashers BRODY’S MILITIA (featuring ex - HELLNATION members) are going to release a cover album via Colombia's Trauma Records. It will feature tracks from NAPALM DEATH, LED ZEPPELIN, RUPTURE, MOTÖRHEAD, CRASS, NUNSLAUGHTER, BLUE ÖYSTER CULT, DEATH SIDE, THE RAMONES and ANTISEEN. The cover artwork was created by Nor Prego and the CD version includes the split 7” EPs with RUPTURE and NUNSLAUGHTER plus the entire “Tribute Through Butcher” EP (SARCOFAGO, CELTIC FROST, HELLNATION, CIRCLE JERKS, ATTITUDE AJUSTMENT, BLACK SABBATH) from 2003 as a bonus. It will be available as a special slip case CD with patch and post card. More info at: traumarkhan@hotmail.com

Author Ramon 'Oscuro' Martos (MetalUnderground.com, This Is Metal, PureGrainAudio.com etc.) spent more than three years researching and interviewing more than 100 bands and artists for his upcoming first book ...AND JUSTICE FOR ART: STORIES ABOUT HEAVY METAL ALBUM COVERS, which features stories behind the making of artworks for SLAYER's "Reign In Blood", MORBID ANGEL's "Blessed Are The Sick", METALLICA's "…And Justice For All", DEATH's "Symbolic", CARCASS' "Heartwork", TESTAMENT's "Dark Roots Of Earth", OPETH's "Heritage" and many others. The book will have 264 glossy color pages, features more than 400 graphics (some of them never seen before) and the foreword was written by MORBID ANGEL's David Vincent. So far the book's first edition will be limited to 300 copies and can be pre-ordered here. A preview video can be found at this location. For more details check out www.andjusticeforart.com or contact andjusticeforart@gmail.com

March 17, 2015

"Nihil Quam Vacuitas Ordinatum Est", the debut full length from Italian Death Metallers AD NAUSEAM, will be released via Lavadome Productions on March 31, 2015. It was recorded and mixed at the band's own studio and features the following eight tracks: 'My Buried Dream', 'Key To Timeless Laws', 'La Maison Diev', 'Into The Void Eye', 'Terror Haze', 'Lost In The Antiverse', 'The Black Veil Of Original Flaw' and 'Superimposing Mere Will And Sheer Need'. 'My Buried Dream' and 'Terror Haze' are already available for streaming here, respectively here. More AD NAUSEAM information at www.facebook.com/adnauseamofficial

On May 05, 2015 Dark Descent Records will release "The Spear And The Ichor That Follows", the debut full-length from American War Metallers HOUSE OF ATREUS. The tracklist reads like this: 'Trenches Of Fortune', 'Messenger Of A Shaken Host', 'Throne Of Chariots', 'Oresteia - The Unforgotten Scorns', 'Heir To The Crown Of Sodom', 'Beasts Of Antiquity', 'Veiled In Dignities Of Wrath' and 'The River Black'. For all further info check out www.facebook.com/acclimatedbyforce

Spanish brutal Death Metallers VIRULENCY are currently recording their debut full-length "The Anthropodermic Manuscript Of Retribution" at Tempus Studios (Toledo). The cover artwork was created by Russian artist and illustrator Daemorph. The album will be released this Fall via New Standard Elite. More details and updates at www.facebook.com/virulencybrutal

'Downfall - It's All Gone To Hell', the first track from the upcoming third THE GROTESQUERY album "Curse Of The Skinless Bride", is currently streaming at this location. The album will be released on CD, LP and digitally on April 10, 2015 via Cyclone Empire. More info at www.facebook.com/thegrotesquery

A lyric video for 'Nattramn', the titletrack from the upcoming new EREB ALTOR album, can already be checked out at this location. The album will be released on April 24, 2015 via Cyclone Empire. All additional EREB ALTOR info at www.facebook.com/erebaltorofficial

March 15, 2015

On March 10, 2015 Darker Days Productions released the second EP from French Black Metallers BLACK HAMMER on CD. Sound samples / downloads are available at this location. It will be distributed by Iron Bonehead Productions in Germany and Nuclear War Now! in the US. For all additional information on BLACK HAMMER check out www.facebook.com/blackhammerftw

March 12, 2015

"Remnants Of Immortality", the new album from Dutch Death Metallers ETERNAL SOLSTICE, has just been released via Dark Descent Records. It is currently also streaming in its entirety at this location. For all further ETERNAL SOLSTICE info check out www.facebook.com/pages/eternal-solstice/384594534885754

March 11, 2015

Belarus based Polish Death Metallers VELD have just released their new album "Daemonic: The Art Of Dantalian" via Lacerated Enemy Records as a special six-panel digipack, limited to 300 copies. The tracklist reads like this: 'The Sweet Sound Of Torment' (Intro), 'World In Obscure', 'Constant Suffering', 'Endless Spiritual Paranoia', 'Lost But Never Forgotten' (acoustic instrumental), 'Merciless And The Innocents', 'Conquerors Of All Icons', 'Love - Anguish - Hate', 'In Eternal Waiting' (instrumental) and 'Annihilation Of Divinity (Trust Upon Ignorance)'. A video for 'World In Obscure' can be checked out at this location. More info at www.facebook.com/veldmetal

California Death Metallers FATALIST have inked a deal with F.D.A. Rekotz. Neil Burkdoll commented the deal as follows: "Wes and I are very happy and excited to be joining the FDA family and we plan on recording our second full length later this year!!! Rico was one of the first people to contact us when we released the "Promo 2014" songs last November and I could tell he wanted to work with us from the very beginning. FATALIST will bring you an album that picks up where our "In The Depths Of Inhumanity" album left off, but is more brutal while still retaining all the memorable songs we are known for. We have been writing songs like crazy and we have many to choose from. Look out for a new album later this year from FATALIST!!!" FATALIST's 2009 debut album "In The Depth Of Inhumanity" will be re-released by F.D.A. Rekotz in Spring 2015 on CD and (for the first time) vinyl. More band info at www.facebook.com/fatalistband

Finish Doom / Deathers VAINAJA are currently working on the follow-up full length to 2014's "Kadotetut". According to the band the guitars are already done and the vocals for two songs finished. Dan Swanö will take care of the mastering in April. In the meantime you can check out a video for the song 'ViimeinenTuomio' (taken from their Svart Records debut album) at this location. All further band info at www.vainaja.com

On April 17, 2015 High Roller Records will release "Fire Before Possession: The Lost Tapes" from German Thrashers EXUMER on CD and LP. The LP version will be limited to 500 copies (200 on black and 300 on white / black splatter vinyl) and will include an A4 lyric sheet and a poster. Here's some background info from EXUMER's Mem von Stein about the release: "This is the only advance tape for "Possessed By Fire", recorded in the fall of 1986. Disaster Records had asked us to prepare a decent tape with the bulk of the material we were supposed to record for the album, in order to check out the songs. This tape was only given out to the label by that time and a few close friends of the band. We all lost our copies, but one of our friends held on to his one. We hope you enjoy this raw version of what later became our debut album, "Possessed By Fire"." The whole material has been re-mastered by Patrick W. Engel at Temple of Disharmony in October 2014 and the artwork / design for “Fire Before Possession” comes from Alexander von Wieding, who already worked on other High Roller releases from MASTER, NUCLEAR ASSAULT etc. More EXUMER at www.facebook.com/exumerofficial

About two months later (on June 12, 2015) High Roller Records will re-issue 3 classic PROTECTOR releases on vinyl and CD. The vinyl editions will be limited to 500 copies each and include a lyric sheet and a poster. Here's some more details: "Misanthropy" (150 copies on black and 350 copies on ultra clear / black splatter vinyl), "Golem" (150 copies on black and 350 copies on ultra clear / red splatter vinyl) and "Urm The Mad" (150 copies on black and 350 copies on transparent beer / black splatter vinyl). The "Misanthropy" MLP will furthermore include an additional black vinyl bonus 7" EP and a promo photo. All records have been re-mastered by Patrick W. Engel at Temple of Disharmony. More info and pre-order details at www.hrrecords.de

March 10, 2015

Spanish Black / Death Metallers ERED have inked a deal with War Anthem Records. The band's third full length "Night Of Eternal Doom" will be released in June 2015. The album was mastered at Swedish Necromorbus Studio and the coveratwork was created by Juanjo Castellano. The track 'Wings Of Plague (The Black Spreading)' from their 2013 split EP with MARTHYRIUM can still be checked out at this location. For all additional information go to www.facebook.com/eredofficial

On March 24, 2015 American Line Productions will re-release TOXODETH's 1993 album "Morbidest Reality (An Observation)” on CD. The re-release will contain 11 unreleased bonus tracks, plus a 16 pages booklet with unpublished photos and posters. The whole album was remastered by Dan Lowndes at Resonance Sound, UK. For more info contact alprods@hotmail.com

"Satan Rebellion Metal", the new album from Chilean Thrash Metallers INVINCIBLE FORCE, is streaming in its entirety at this location now. The cover art was created by Mark Riddick and the album is available on CD, vinyl and digital formats via Dark Descent Records. More about INVINCIBLE FORCE at www.facebook.com/pages/invincible-force/1474237759478433

Belgian Death Metallers DEHUMAN have just released their new album "Graveyard Of Souls" via Kaotoxin Records on CD, limited edition vinyl and digitally. In support of the album the band will tour Southern Europe (Italy, France, Spain and Portugal) for two weeks in April. For all additional DEHUMAN info check out www.facebook.com/dehumandm

March 08, 2015

This spring Svart Records will release a double compilation album by Finish Death Metallers MORDICUS. It will be entitled "Upon The Throne Of God" and is going to feature old demos along with unreleased material (all remastered). For more info and updates check out www.facebook.com/mordicusdeathmetal

March 06, 2015

Norwegian Black Metallers GORGOROTH have been signed by Soulseller Records. The band's upcoming tenth studio full-length "Instinctus Bestialis" will be released on June 08, 2015 on digipack CD (limited first pressing), limited black vinyl, limited picture vinyl and digitally. The album was recorded and mixed by drummer Thomas Asklund in Monolith Studio, produced by Infernus & Asklund and mastered at Cutting Room / Sweden by M. Lindfors, Infernus and Asklund. The following tracks will appear on it: 'Radix Malorum', 'Dionysian Rite', 'Ad Omnipotens Aeterne Diabolus', 'Come Night', 'Burn In His Light', 'Rage', 'Kala Brahman' and 'Awakening'. All further info at www.gorgoroth.info or www.facebook.com/gorgorothofficial

Odium Records have just made the new self-titled album from Polish Black Metallers TARAN and the new mini album from Greek Black Metallers NIGREDO ("Faces Of Death") available for streaming at this location. More band information you'll find at www.facebook.com/taranhorde and www.facebook.com/nigredogr

Spanish Death Metallers AVULSED have just issued the following statement about their upcoming European tour in September: "Spanish Death Metal goremasters AVULSED return to Europe on their 5th continental tour presenting their acclaimed 6th album “Ritual Zombi”. The main supports are the most legendary brutal Death Metal band from Italy NATRON, with another 6 albums and tons of incendiary shows under their belts, and one of the most veteran Death Metal acts from Argentina PRION, with two albums, another one in the works and already two European tours. Three truly Death Metal bands with no less than 20 years of experience join forces to spread the sickness over Europe in fall 2015". More AVULSED info at: www.facebook.com/1991avulsed

Italy's Black / Doom Metallers FORGOTTEN TOMB will release their new album "Hurt Yourself And The Ones You Love" on April 17, 2015 in Europe and April 21, 2015 in North America via Agonia Records. The band has already released the album's title track / video at this location. For all further FORGOTTEN TOMB info check out www.facebook.com/official.forgotten.tomb

Portland, Oregon based Death / Grind Thrashers VULTURE LOCUST are currently streaming footage from their CD release show at Ash Street Saloon in Downtown PDX at this location. The band's new album "Command Presence" was just released on March 03, 2015. You can download it for free as WAV zip or MP3 zip. "Command Presence" was recorded, mixed and mastered by Nathan Richardson, with additional mastering by Robert Nelson of Glorious Usurper Studios. More info at www.vulturelocust.com

March 05, 2015

Relapse Records will officially re-release the following 3 classic RAZOR albums in early May: "Open Hostility" (with 8 bonus tracks, demos and previously unreleased songs), "Shotgun Justice" (with 6 bonus tracks, live songs and alternate mixes) and "Violent Restitution" (with 3 bonus live songs). Each album has been completely remastered and comes with super deluxe packaging. More info and pre-order details at www.relapse.com/razor

DESERTED FEAR have just released a live video clip for the song 'Wrath On Your Wound' at this location. It was shot at the Turock club in Essen, Germany where the band supported MORBID ANGEL. More about DESERTED FEAR at www.desertedfear.de or www.facebook.com/desertedfear

SHINING have released another new track from their upcoming new full-length "IX - Everyone, Everything, Everywhere, Ends". You can check out 'Besök Från I(ho)nom' at this location. The album will be released on April 20, 2015 via Season Of Mist. More information at www.shiningasylum.com or www.facebook.com/shiningofficial

On March 23, 2015 Chaos Records will re-release "Morbidest Reality (An Observation)", 1993's second full length from Mexican Death Metallers TOXODETH. It will feature 11 bonus tracks of unreleased material (demos and live recordings), as well as a 16 pages booklet with rare photos and flyers. It was remastered by Dan Lowndes at Resonance Sound, UK and comes with revamped artwork and layout. The tracks 'The Message' and 'Morbidest Reality' are currently streaming here. All further TOXODETH information at www.facebook.com/toxodeth1984

North Carolina based Death Metallers BLOODSOAKED have made digital versions of all their four albums available as free downloads now. You will find "Brutally Butchered" (2007), "Sadistic Deeds... Grotesque Memories" (2009), "The Death Of Hope" (2011) and "Religious Apocalypse" (2014) at http://www.bloodsoaked.net/music. For more BLOODSOAKED info check out www.bloodsoaked.net or www.facebook.com/bloodsoaked666

March 04, 2015

The "We Are Old Sküll - Fuck You" show next Saturday at the AZ in Aachen with DISINTERRED, DAMAGE SOURCE, EXIT HUMANITY and ACADIAC will already start at 6.30pm (and not at 8.00pm) due to a Techno party at the same place (which will start at 11pm).

El Salvador based Death / Thrashers CONCEIVED BY HATE have just released their cover of DISSECTION's 'Thorns Of Crimson Death' at this location. The track will appear on a limited, hand-numbed split release (500 copies) with Colombia's AKHERON entitled "Coalition Of Death", which will be released on March 10, 2015 via Morbid Skull Records. More info at www.facebook.com/morbidskullrecords

March 03, 2015

Season Of Mist have signed Brazil's GRAVE DESECRATOR. The band's new album will be released later this year. Here's an official statement from bass player E. Necrogoat: "A pact has been sealed, and we are very proud of it! Season Of Mist will be in charge to spread our waves of sonic desecration, striking down the earth in witching hour!" For more information and updates check out: www.gravedesecrator.com or www.facebook.com/gravedesecrator666

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