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May 20, 2022

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Greek Black Metallers MEDIEVAL DEMON are currently streaming the track ‘Black Coven’ at this location. It will be featured on the band’s upcoming fourth album “Black Coven”, which will be released later this summer through Hells Headbangers. For regular updates follow MEDIEVAL DEMON at www.facebook.com/medievaldemonofficial

Italy’s progressive Death Metallers SADIST are streaming their new album “Firescorched” in its entirety at this location now. It will be released via Agonia Records today. More about SADIST at www.facebook.com/sadstofficial

On August 12, 2022 Iron Bonehead Productions will release “Hema Ignis Necros”, a new mini album from French blackened Death Metallers RITUALIZATION, on CD and 12″ vinyl formats. It’s the band’s first release with new vocalist / bassist Daethorn (MERRIMACK). The cover artwork was created by Chris Moyen. “Hema Ignis Necros” will feature the following three tracks: ‘The Shapeless Scepter’, ‘The Crown Of Moloch’ and ‘When The Chalice Runneth Over’. ‘The Crown Of Moloch’ can already be streamed over here. For all additional RITUALIZATION info check out www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100063598541922

French Grinders GRONIBARD will release their album “Regarde Les Hommes Sucer” via Season Of Mist today. A full album stream is available right here. More band info you will find at www.facebook.com/gronibard

May 19, 2022

“Slither In Slime”, the second album from Romania based old school Death Metallers ROTHEADS, will be released via Memento Mori on July 25, 2022. It will feature the following tracks: ‘Vampyric Inbreeding’, ‘Lost In The Cemetery Gardens’, ‘Gut Mauled’, ‘Gore Coffin’, ‘Spectral Visitation’, ‘Skin Forest’ and ‘Dragged Through Existence’. You can already stream ‘Gut Mauled’ at this location. The cover art was created by Mörtuus and the mastering was done by Ted Tringo. More about ROTHEADS at www.facebook.com/rotheads

Hells Headbangers will release “Bathe The Babe In Bats’ Blood”, the debut full length from blackened Thrashers SPITER, on CD and cassette tape formats. The vinyl LP version will follow later this year. The complete tracklist reads like this: ‘Suicidal Blood Fucker’, ‘Phan’, ‘Spider Bitertoms’, ‘Tortured Soul’, ‘Transylvanian Night’, ‘Foreshadow’, ‘Living Nightmare’, ‘Full Satanic Power’, ‘Cursed Eternal’ and ‘Debauchery’. Videos for ‘Living Nightmare’ and ‘I Am Dracula’ can be watched here and here. For more SPITER please visit https://spiter.bandcamp.com

German Thrashers ERADICATOR have just released a video for their cover of the BON JOVI track ‘You Give Love A Bad Name’ at this location. The song will be released on May 20, 2022 as a digital single. For all further band info check out www.facebook.com/eradicatorthrash

Los Angeles based Black Metallers VAAMATAR are streaming their upcoming debut album “Medievalgeist” in its entirety over here now. It will be released on May 20, 2022 via Iron Bonehead Productions. “Medievalgeist” was recorded, mixed and mastered by Greg Wilkinson (AUTOPSY, NECROT, VASTUM). More VAAMATAR you will find at https://vaamatar.bandcamp.com

Swedish melodic Death Metallers SAILOR HUNTER have just released their self titled EP via Inverse Records today. A video for the EP track ‘Life’ can be watched right here. The previously released video for ‘Scarred’ you will still find at this location. You can listen to the full EP on the following streaming services: https://push.fm/fl/ehhc3weg. For all additional SAILOR HUNTER info please visit www.facebook.com/sailorhunterband

Indian Death Metallers APARTHIVA RAKTADHARA are streaming their upcoming debut full length “Adyapeeth Maranasamhita (আদ্যাপীঠ মরণসংহিতা)” over here now. It will be released on May 20, 2022 via Iron Bonehead Productions. The cover artwork was created by Qayin Mandala Graphex. More about APARTHIVA RAKTADHARA at www.facebook.com/aparthivaraktadhara

May 18, 2022

“Knives And Amphetamines”, the debut mini album from French Thrash Metal trio SCUMSLAUGHT, will be released via Caligari Records on June 23, 2022 on CD and cassette tape formats. The complete tracklist reads like this: ‘Knives And Amphetamines’, ‘Degenerate Fiends’, ‘Die You Subhuman Cunt’, ‘Baptized In Piss’, ‘Dirty Whore 666’, ‘Aching Jaw’, ‘Emesis Bile’, ‘Born In A Sewer’ and ‘Unholy Feast For Flies’. You can already stream the title track at this location. The band features Leo Brard (ex – CADAVERIC FUMES), Kev Desecrator (DESTROYER 666, VENEFIXION, SÉPULCRE) and Jon Whiplash (ex – SKELETHAL, SÉPULCRE). More SCUMSLAUGHT at https://scumslaught.bandcamp.com

Chilean Black / Speed Metaller SIGN OF EVIL are streaming their upcoming debut full length “Psychodelic Death” in its entirety at this location now. It will be released on May 20, 2022 via Edged Circle Productions. The previously revealed video for the album track ‘Bad Trip’ can still be watched over here. More about SIGN OF EVIL at www.facebook.com/signofevilchile

Nevada’s old school Death / Thrashers BLASPHEMOUS CREATION will release their new EP “Beyond The Grave” on June 17, 2022 on CD and digital formats via Horror Pain Gore Death Productions. You can already listen to the EP’s first single ‘Diabolical Kingdom’ over here. For all additional BLASPHEMOUS CREATION info please visit www.facebook.com/blasphemouscreation

On June 17, 2022 Invictus Productions will release the sophomore album of UK / Egypt based Black / Death Metal duo ATRAMENTUM, “Through Fire, Everything Is Renewed”, on CD and vinyl LP formats. You can already check out the track ‘VI’ at this location. All further information you will find at www.facebook.com/atramentum11

Greek Black Metallers WAMPYRINACHT are streaming their upcoming second album “Night Of The Desecration” in its entirety over here now. It will be released on May 20, 2022 via Iron Bonehead Productions. For more WAMPYRINACHT info check out www.facebook.com/wampyrinacht

May 17, 2022

“Devotio Ad Bestias”, the debut full length from Italy’s Black / Death Metallers VOMITMANTIK, has just been released via Nuclear Abominations. The artwork was created by Paolo Girardi. The band features members from UNCREATION, TERRORSAW, DEATHFUCKER and NECROMUTILATOR. For more info check out www.facebook.com/vomitmantik

Brisbane, Australia based ORATORY have just released their debut EP “Inner Pyre”. A full stream is available at this location. An official video for the EP track ‘Capitulation Genuflect’ can furthermore be watched over here. The band commented on the EP as follows: “”Inner Pyre” is a collection of hymns outlining the darker parts of our psyche. The mounting bleakness for all the grief life throws you. Capitulation Genuflect places a ‘God’ label on beliefs and stances that engrave your mind, beyond reproach. To be haunted by God in that sense is an eternal drip of ticking dread. On this EP we’ve taken our inspiration from CELTIC FROST, DISMEMBER, TROUBLE, AUTOPSY, SEPULTURA, MOTÖRHEAD and Japanese Hardcore bands like DEATH SIDE and FORWARD. The EP was recorded and mixed over seven months at Eternity Ward studios.” All additional ORATORY information you will find at www.facebook.com/oratory666

Polish Death Metallers CLAIRVOYANCE are streaming their debut mini-album “Threshold Of Nothingness” in its entirety at this location now. It will be released on May 20, 2022 via Blood Harvest Records on CD and cassette tape formats. The 12″ vinyl version will follow later this year. More about CLAIRVOYANCE at www.facebook.com/clairvoyancedeathmetal

May 16, 2022

On June 17, 2022 Invictus Productions will release “I Am The Skel Messiah”, the debut full length from Brooklyn’s Black Metal trio HORNS & HOOVES, on CD and vinyl LP formats. The following tracks will appear on it: ‘Gape My Blackened Hearts’, ‘Baphomet In Steel’, ‘Amphetamines And Red Molochian Dreams (Prelude To Gooning)’, ‘Blasphemic Gooning’, ‘Endless Rosary’, ‘A Wailing, And A Weeping, And A Busting Ov Cheeks’, ‘Narcanaanite (The Infernal Dose)’ and ‘I Am The Skel Messiah’. The cover artwork was created by Eliran Kantor (TESTAMENT, ICED EARTH, SODOM). You can already listen to ‘Endless Rosary’ over here. For all further HORNS & HOOVES info check out www.facebook.com/hhworship

Merida, Mexico based brutal Death Metallers ROTTENNESS will release their third full length “Violentopía” via Selfmadegod Records on May 20, 2022. The album was mixed by Rob Caldwell (CANNIBAL CORPSE, MUNICIPAL WASTE, DEVOURMENT), mastered by Davide Billia at MK2 Recording Studio (ANTROPOFAGUS, BEHEADED, BLASPHEMER, PUTRIDITY, SEPTYCAL GORGE) and the cover art was created by Mark Cooper (MASTER, MALEVOLENT CREATION, RINGS OF SATURN). “Violentopía” features guest performances from members of PIG DESTROYER, CEPHALIC CARNAGE, ISOLATION IN INFAMY and more. A video for the album’s first single ‘Napalm Meth’ can be watched at this location. The complete tracklist reads as follows: ‘Intro – Tzompatli’, ‘Altered Cabrón’, ‘Tripping Corpse’, ‘Immersion In Trauma’, ‘Dragged Across Concrete’, ‘Paranoid Butcher… Nightmare Killing Spree’, ‘Muerte A Los Conquistadores’, ‘Bitchmade At Birth’, ‘Violentopía’, ‘Napalm Meth’, ‘A Perpetual State Of Destruction’, ‘Gringocide’ and ‘Chinga Tu Madre’ (MOLOTOV cover). More about ROTTENNESS at www.facebook.com/rottenness

‘Wolves By My Side’ the second single from the upcoming new NIGHTBEARER album “Ghosts Of A Darkness To Come” can be checked out over here now. Testimony Records will released the album on June 24, 2022 in various formats. The cover artwork was created by Juanjo Castellano Rosado. For all additional NIGHTBEARER info please visit www.facebook.com/nightbearer

May 14, 2022

A video for ‘Miasmas Onanizantes’, the new single from Portuguese Death / Grinders HOLOCAUSTO CANIBAL, can be watched at this location now. The song is taken from the band’s sixth album “Crueza Ferina”, which will be released on May 27, 2022 via Selfmadegod Records. It was produced and engineered by João Ribeiro, the drums were recorded at Rec’n’Roll Studios, the guitars and bass were recorded at 808 Studios and the vocals were recorded at Estúdio 55. The album was mixed by João Ribeiro at Estúdio 55 and mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege (NAILS, OBITUARY, NECROT, TORCHE, ULCERATE). For all further information please visit www.facebook.com/hcgore

On May 27, 2022 Purity Through Fire will release the debut full length from UK based Black Metallers FROSTEN, “With Sigils And Infernal Signs”, on CD format. It was originally released in 2020 on cassette only. A full album stream is available over here. More about FROSTEN at www.facebook.com/frostenuk

French Black / Speed Metallers SACRIFIZER are streaming their upcoming debut album “Le Diamant De Lucifer” in its entirety at this location now. It will be released on May 27, 2022 via Osmose Productions on CD and cassette tape formats. The vinyl LP edition will follow later this year. All additional SACRIFIZER info you will find at www.facebook.com/sacrifizer-194593791286396

German old school Death Metallers DEFECTED DECAY will release the CD edition of their sophomore album “Troops Of Abomination” on July 15, 2022 via Silent Watcher Records. A gatefold vinyl edition in two different colors (white and blue), limited to 100 copies each, will follow on November 25, 2022. The material was mastered by Dan Swanö. You can already check out the first single of the album, ‘Beyond All Comprehension’, over here. More DEFECTED DECAY at www.facebook.com/defecteddecay

Richmond, Virginia based Thrashers MURDERSOME have just released a bass playthrough video of their song ‘Face To Forget’, off of their forthcoming debut full-length “Carnal Death”, at this location. It was shot and edited by MISERY INDEX guitarist Chris Joao (Iron Elephant Studio) and assisted by Cody Bowen (guitarist of INTEGRITY). More about MURDERSOME at www.facebook.com/mrdersomerva

May 13, 2022

Canadian progressive Death Metal quintet TRUENT has just released a video for their new single ‘This Verdant Coil’ at this location. The song will appear on their upcoming debut full-length “Through The Vale Of Earthly Torment”, which will be self-released by the band on June 17, 2022. A previously released video for the album track ‘The Last Hunt’ is still available over here. The full “Through The Vale Of Earthly Torment” tracklist reads as follows: ‘Blood And Dust’, ‘Usurper Of The Sky’, ‘Silk And Bone’, ‘The Last Hunt’, ‘This Verdant Coil’, ‘In The Mire’, ‘Scathe Of Branches’ and ‘Damned To The Deep’. For all further TRUENT info please visit www.facebook.com/truentmetal

American technical Death Metallers ORIGIN have just premiered a video for the title track off their upcoming album “Chaosmos”, which will be released on June 03, 2022 via Agonia Records (Europe) and Nuclear Blast Records (rest of the world). The video, which was directed by David Brodsky of My Good Eye Music Visuals, can be watched at this location. John Longstreth (drums) commented on it as follows: “Have you ever wondered if ORIGIN can perform in an empty warehouse? Here’s your chance to find out! We’re super excited to work with the video wizards at MyGoodEye once again. We had a ton of fun filming this thing! Enjoy Chaosmos!” More about ORIGIN at www.facebook.com/origin

Canadian Death Metallers MISCREATION have just released a full stream of their debut EP “Miscreation MMXXI” over here. The EP was recorded, mixed and mastered by Christian Donaldson of CRYPTOPSY and the cover art was created by Daniel Corcuera. All additional MISCREATION information you will find at www.facebook.com/miscreationofficial

May 12, 2022

Greek Black Metallers SYNTELEIA are streaming their second album “The Secret Last Syllable” in its entirety at this location now. It will be released on May 14, 2022 via Floga Records on CD and tape formats. A vinyl LP format is scheduled for later this year. More about SYNTELEIA at www.facebook.com/synteleia

“The Lower Catacombs”, the sophomore full length from New Jersey based Death Metallers BLASPHEMATORY, can be streamed in its entirety over here now. It will be released on May 13, 2022 via Nuclear Winter Records. For all additional band info check out www.facebook.com/blasphematory

Swedish / US Death Metallers RIBSPREADER have just revealed a first advance single of their new album “Crypt World”, which will be released on May 31, 2022 through Xtreem Music on CD, 12″ LP, cassette and digital formats. You can listen to ‘Into The Morbid Pits’ at this location. The full “Crypt World” tracklist reads as follows: ‘The Dead And The Rotten’, ‘Cold Skeletal Grip’, ‘Plague Apocalypse’, ‘The Bone Church’, ‘Slasher’s Night Out’, ‘Into The Morbid Pits’, ‘Good Hatchet Fun’, ‘Maggot Storm’ and ‘Nocturnal Sanguinator’. The current line-up of RIBSPREADER consists of Rogga Johansson (PAGANIZER, PUTREVORE, THE GROTESQUERY, REVOLTING) on guitar, bass and vocals, guitarist Taylor Nordberg (DEICIDE, INHUMAN CONDITION, ex – MASSACRE) and drummer Jeramie Kling (VENOM INC., INHUMAN CONDITION, ex – MASSACRE). For regular updates follow RIBSPREADER at www.facebook.com/ribspreader

Stockholm, Sweden based symphonic Black Metallers KATHAROS are streaming their new album “Of Lineages Long Forgotten” in its entirety at this location now. It will be released on May 13, 2022 on CD, vinyl and digital formats via Willowtip Records. The album was mixed and mastered at Necromorbus Studio in Sweden by Tore Stjerna and engineered by Simon Wizén and Tore Stjerna. The artwork was created by Eliran Kantor. For all further KATHAROS information please visit www.facebook.com/katharosswe

Australian Metalpunks IRONHAWK have just premiered the track ‘Doomsday Rider’ over here. It will be featured on the band’s upcoming debut full length “Ritual Of The War Path”, which will be released on June 30, 2022 via Dying Victims Productions. The previously revealed ‘Signal To Oblivion’ can still be streamed at this location. The full tracklist of the album reads as follows: ‘The Final Crusade’, ‘Signal To Oblivion’, ‘Into The Circle’, ‘Sanctimony’, ‘Eternal Winter’, ‘Dark Age’, ‘Escape From The Void’, ‘Doomsday Rider’, ‘Gates Of Beyond’ and ‘Ritual Of The War Path’. More IRONHAWK information you will find at www.facebook.com/boozehoundsfromhell

Australian Death Metal trio ALTARS has just premiered the track ‘Perverse Entity’ right here. It will be featured on the band’s upcoming new album “Ascetic Reflection”, which will be released via Everlasting Spew Records July 08, 2022 on CD, tape and digital formats. Here’s the complete tracklist: ‘Slouching Towards Gomorrah’, ‘Perverse Entity’, ‘Luminous Jar’, ‘Black Light Upon Us’, ‘Ascetic Reflection’, ‘Anhedonia’, ‘Opening The Passage’ and ‘Inauspicious Prayer’. A gatefold vinyl edition will follow later this year. The cover art was created by Adam Burke. Everlasting Spew Records will also repress the sold out ALTARS debut “Paramnesia” on CD, which was originally released in 2013. It will be available on July 07, 2022. ALTARS features members from IGNIVOMOUS, CONVULSING and STARGAZER. All additional band info you will find at www.facebook.com/altarsdeath

Italian Deathgrinders INSTIGATE have just released a second single off their upcoming album “Unheeded Warnings Of Decay”. You can check out a lyric video for ‘Haruspex’ at this location. The album will be released via Everlasting Spew Records on June 24, 2022 on CD, cassette tape and digitally. A vinyl edition is scheduled for late 2022. More about INSTIGATE at www.facebook.com/instigateband

On June 16, 2022 Caligari Records will release “Things Fall Apart As They Shall”, the debut EP from Berlin, Germany based Post Punk duo NIHIL NIHIL NIHIL, on cassette tape format. The four featured tracks ‘Further Inwards’, ‘Dance The End’, ‘Abysmal Rising’ and ‘Don’t Fall’ (THE CHAMELEONS cover) have been recorded in February / March 2022. You can already check out ‘Dance The End’ over here. For all additional info please visit www.caligarirecords.com or www.facebook.com/caligarirecords

May 11, 2022

Finnish blackened Death Metallers PROGENY OF SUN have just released a video for the track ‘Anguish’ over here. You can still check out the previously released video for ‘Worthless’ at this location. The band is currently composing new tracks for their debut album. For more PROGENY OF SUN information please visit www.facebook.com/progenyofsun

“Stellarum”, the third full-length from Swedish Death Metallers FURNACE, will be released on June 10, 2022 via MDD Records. The album will feature the following tracks: ‘Brother J’, ‘Watching Your Dreams Go By’, ‘Starbound Stowaway’, ‘Under The Command Of Captain Shaw’, ‘New Eden’, ‘Merging With The Dark’, ‘Manifestations’, ‘Man Reborn’, ‘A World Beyond The Void’ and ‘Mission Report 80-096-02’. FURNACE consists of Rogga Johansson (PAGANIZER, MASSACRE), Peter Svensson (ASSASSIN’S BLADE, VOID MOON) and Lars Demoké (GAUNTLET RULE, CATACOMB). More info you will find at www.facebook.com/blackstonechurch666

On June 24, 2022 Hells Headbangers will release a special full-length from PERDITION TEMPLE, “Merciless Upheaval”, on CD and cassette tape formats. The vinyl version will follow later this year. It will feature four new songs and four cover tracks. The full tracklist reads as follows: ‘Merciless Upheaval’, ‘Execution Swarm’, ‘Redemption Abattoir’, ‘In Thrall Of Malevolence’, ‘Skeletons In The Closet’ (INFERNÄL MÄJESTY cover), ‘From The Stars, Nyarlathotep’ (SHUB NIGGURATH cover), ‘Blood On My Hands’ (MORBID ANGEL cover) and ‘Parricide’ (PESTILENCE cover). You can already check out ‘Redemption Abattoir’ at this location. For all additional PERDITION TEMPLE information please visit www.facebook.com/perditiontemple

Spanish Thrashers RANCOR have just released a lyric video for ‘Bury The World’ over here. The song is the titletrack of the band’s upcoming fourth album, which will be released on June 14, 2022 via Xtreem Music on CD and digital formats. The first advance single can still be streamed at this location. The complete “Bury The World” tracklist reads as follows: ‘Berserk’, ‘Bury The World’, ‘Daggers In The Chest’, ‘Evil Subjugation’, ‘Evade’, ‘Bad Angel’, ‘Digital Criminal’, ‘Hunting Humans’, ‘Crushing Your Bones’ and ‘Rat Licker’. All further RANCOR info is available at www.facebook.com/rancorthrash

Chicago, Illinois based Doom / Deathers VOIMATON have just premiered the track ‘Bile’ at this location. It is taken from the band’s upcoming debut full length “Profane Vestige”, which will be released on June 10, 2022 via Personal Records on CD and cassette tape formats. The vinyl LP version will follow later this year. The previously revealed ‘Scalding Tendrils’ is still available for streaming over here. The following tracks will appear on “Profane Vestige”: ‘Scalding Tendrils’, ‘Malebolge’, ‘Bile’, ‘Despondent Mass’, ‘Profane Vestige’, ‘Phosphorescent Graves’, ‘Succumb’, ‘Erudition’ and ‘Enshrine Antipathy’. The cover artwork was created by Noah Cutter Meihoff. More about VOIMATON at www.facebook.com/voimatonddm

West Virginia’s Black / Folk Metal duo NECHOCHWEN is streaming their new album “Kanawha Black” in its entirety at this location now. The previously released lyric video for the title track can still be found over here. The album will be released on May 13, 2022 on vinyl, CD and digital formats via Bindrune Recordings. You can follow NECHOCHWEN at www.facebook.com/nechochwen

May 10, 2022

The self-titled debut EP from French Black Metallers UNHOLDUN will be released via Purity Through Fire on July 05, 2022 on CD format. The following tacks will be featured on it: ‘Framée’, ‘Francisque’, ‘Angon’ and ‘Flamberge’. You can already stream the EP opener at this location. The cover art was created by Le Chien Noir. More info you will find at www.purity-through-fire.com

On May 20, 2022 Chaos Records will release a remixed and remastered version of “Thrinodia”, the debut full length of Texas based blackend Death Metallers HAUNTER, on CD format. It was originally recorded in 2016 at home and remixed and remastered during the summer of 2020. It features the following tracks: ‘Perinatal Odium Dilute’, ‘Untitled’, ‘Shrouded Moor’, ‘Vial’, ‘Thus My Undertaking, To Reject Stagnation, And To Liberate Fervency’, ‘Apnoeic (Polarized In Retrospective Contempt)’ and ‘Thrinodίa’. For all additional HAUNTER info please visit www.facebook.com/hauntertx

Japanese Thrashers SURVIVE have just released their first live album “Live At Death Valley” via Pest Records. The CD version features 8 tracks plus a bonus EP made of 4 tracks, one having Tony “Demolition Man” Dolan (VENOM INC) as special guest. The complete tracklist reads as follows: ‘Degenerate’, ‘Wrath’, ‘Fuck Against Authority’, ‘Obey Your Own Army Corps’, ‘Rules Of Lies’, ‘Immortal Warriors’, ‘Human Misery’ and ‘The Road To Hell Is Paved By Good Will’. The bonus tracks on the EP are: ‘The Road To Hell Is Paved By Good Will’ (featuring Tony “Demolition Man” Dolan), ‘Rules Of Lies’ (orchestral version), ‘Seize The Victory’ and ‘The Road To Hell Is Paved By Good Will’ (Live at Club Citta, Metallization Festival 2020). More about SURVIVE at www.facebook.com/survive333

Finland based melodic Death / Thrashers AMONGST THE ASHES have just revealed a new song entitled ‘Exalted Traitors’ at this location. You can also watch the lyric video over here. All further band info you will find at www.facebook.com/amongsttheashes

On June 24, 2022 Osmose Productions will release “Muse Of The Damned”, from St. Petersburg based Black Metallers VETER DAEMONAZ, on CD format. The vinyl LP version will follow later this year. The following tracks will appear on it: ‘Muse Of The Damned Part I’, ‘Under The Banners Of Night’, ‘The Conqueror’s Crown’, ‘Twilight’, ‘Moon Sorcery’, ‘The Sun Into The Kingdom Of The Blind’, ‘The Thread’ and ‘Muse Of The Damned Part II’. You can follow VETER DAEMONAZ at www.facebook.com/veterdaemonaz

German 90s inspired melodic Death Metallers DRAGONBREED have just released a lyric video for ‘Sinister Omen’ at this location. The track is taken from the band’s debut album “Necrohedron”, which was released via MDD last month. For more DRAGONBREED information check out www.facebook.com/dragonbreedofficial

May 09, 2022

“Black Command”, the fourth album from UK based Black Metallers WRITTEN IN TORMENT, will be released on July 04, 2022 via Purity Through Fire on CD. The vinyl edition will follow later this year. Here’s the full tracklist: ‘Anger Road’, ‘Contra Passo’, ‘The Allure Of The Dark’, ‘Mors Ultima’, ‘Black Command’ and ‘Dies Irae’. You can already stream ‘Contra Passo’ over here. The artwork was created by Andrej Bartulović. For all further band info please visit www.facebook.com/writtenintormentofficial

PRESS OF DARKNESS is a new archive of Metal and Industrial fanzines, mostly dedicated to the years 1990 – 2000 (not strictly limited to that time frame though). You will currently already find 185 pdf-files of international underground fanzines on the site (including the Voices From The Darkside issues 6, 7 and 9). Their goal is to gather more fanzines and keep the collection growing. So, if you were an editor and want your fanzine inlcuded as well, please contact them at info@pressofdarkness.com. You can check out PRESS OF DARKNESS at www.pressofdarkness.com

“Thrown To The Abyss”, the sophomore album from US blackened Death Metal one man band VØLUS, will be released via Vargheist Records on June 11, 2022. It was written, performed, recorded and mixed by Justin Vølus. The mastering was done by Will Killingsworth at Dead Air Studio. The cover art was created by Dede Suhita. The album’s newest single ‘Black Flame Of Purification’ can already be streamed at this location. A lyric video for ‘Chronoblast Paradox’ is furthermore available over here. The full tracklist reads as follows: ‘Traverse The Arkhanspire’, ‘Immortal Ninth Tribunal’, ‘Antediluvian Watchers’, ‘Chronoblast Paradox’, ‘The Breathing Reflection’, ‘Black Flame Of Purification’, ‘Temporal Pathways’ and ‘Ascendance Incinerated’. More about VØLUS at www.facebook.com/volusdeath

On June 24, 2022 Osmose Productions will release “Y.A.HW.E.H”, the sixth album from French Black Metallers HATS BARN, on CD format. The vinyl LP version will follow later this year. The following tracks will appear on it: ‘Opening – Ten Psalms Of Death And Khaos’, ‘BAAL-ZEBUB’, ‘Y.H.W.H’, ‘In Nomine Leprosy’, ‘Under The Pillars Of Daath’, ‘Total Death Kult’, ‘L’Enfant Doit Mourir’, ‘Walpurgis Of Seth’, ‘Absence Of Faith’, ‘Que Le Sang Coule Dans Les Fleuves’ and ‘The Man Returns To Dust’. For all additional HATS BARN info please visit www.facebook.com/hatsbarnofficial

May 07, 2022

Cleveland based Death Metallers SHED THE SKIN have just premiered the track ‘Blades Of The Lightning Altar’ at this location. It is taken from the band’s upcoming fourth album “Thaumogenesis”, which will be released on May 27, 2022 via Hells Headbangers on CD format. The vinyl version will follow later this year. The previously revealed ‘Ingress-Thaumogenesis’ can still be streamed over here. For all additional SHED THE SKIN info check out www.facebook.com/shedtheskin

Chicago’s old school Black / Death Metallers BERATOR have just revealed a track from their forthcoming EP “Elysian Inferno”. You can listen to ‘Onslaught To Absolution’ right here. The full tracklist reads like this: ‘Sultans Of Incest’, ‘Onslaught To Absolution’, ‘Dead Rats’, ‘War Lust’, ‘Final Crucifixion’ and ‘Swine Cult’. Dark Descent Records will release the EP on CD, digital, vinyl and cassette tape formats on June 10, 2022. More about BERATOR at www.facebook.com/berator

May 06, 2022

“Death As A Process”, the fifth album from German Death Metallers CORROSIVE, will be released via Black Sunset / MDD on June 03, 2022. It was recorded at Beckerstudios in Marburg, Germany and mixed and mastered by Andrè Skopko. The tracklist reads like this: ‘Death As A Process’, ‘Preserved Behind Glass’, ‘Human Puzzle’, ‘Welcome To Your Autopsy’, ‘When Body And Mind Are Separated’, ‘Romance For Barbecue’, ‘Necroloveicon’, ‘Deathbedvisions’, ‘When She Smells Like Warm Butter’, ‘Your Pain Is My Gain’ and ‘Demon’. A video for ‘When Body And Mind Are Seperated’ can be checked out at this location. All further CORROSIVE info you will find at www.facebook.com/corrosiveband

On July 29, 2022 Dying Victims Productions will release “Eastern Witchcraft”, a new EP from Poland’s Thrash Metal trio GALLOWER, on CD and 12″ vinyl formats. You can already stream the titletrack over here. The full tracklist reads as follows: ‘Eastern Witchcraft’, ‘Claws And Fangs’, ‘Susanoo’s Deceit’, ‘Enchanted Woods’ and ‘Forest Sleeps While Stars Die’. More GALLOWER info you will find at www.facebook.com/gallowerofficial

Swedish Death Metallers DEMONICAL are streaming their seventh album “Mass Destroyer” in its entirety at this location now. It will be released via Agonia Records today. For all additional DEMONICAL information please visit www.facebook.com/demonicalofficial

Finnish symphonic Doom / Death Metallers DEPRESSED MODE have just released their third album “Decade Of Silence” via Inverse Records. A full stream is available right here. The album was recorded and mixed at Ansa Studio by Teemu Heinola and Otto Salonen during 2021 and mastered by Mika Jussila at Finnvox Studios Helsinki. A lyric video for the first single ‘Endless November’ you can watch at this location, videos for ‘Death Walks Among Us’, ‘Eternal Darkness’ and ‘Dissociation Of The Extinguished Mind’ are furthermore available here, here and here. For all further band info check out www.facebook.com/depressedmodedoom

Swedish Death Metallers ENTRAILS have just revealed a song from their upcoming new album “An Eternal Time Of Decay”. You can stream ‘Reborn In Worms’ at this location. The album will be released via Hammerheart Records in June on CD and LP, together with a re-issue of “The Tomb Awaits” on CD and LP. The album was mixed by founder Jimmy Lundqvist and mastered by Dan Swanö. The artwork was created by sci-fi artist Henrik Ågren. You can follow ENTRAILS at www.facebook.com/entrails666

“Buitenlucht”, the debut full length from Folk influenced Dutch Black Metal duo ALBURNUM, will be released via Babylon Doom Cult Records on July 08, 2022 on CD and cassette tape formats. The vinyl version will follow by the end of the year. It was mixed and mastered by W. Damiaen at Catacomben Studios. The following tracks will appear on it: ‘Ik Kan Niet Zien’, ‘Eeuwig Licht’, ‘Buitenlucht’ and ‘Fluisterend Water’. ‘Euwig Licht’ is already streaming at this location. More info you will find at www.facebook.com/babylondoomcultrecords

The 12″ vinyl and tape editions of “Deathbed Sessions”, the new release from Finnish Death Metallers SEPULCHRAL CURSE, are available now via Lycanthropic Chants. You can listen to one of the songs over here. For all further info please visit www.facebook.com/sepulchralcurse

A full stream of “Butcher’s Vomit”, the new split 7″ of German Death Metallers CASKET and Norwegian FILTHDIGGER is available at this location now. It was released last month via Lycanthropic Chants. More about both bands at www.facebook.com/rancidcasket and www.facebook.com/filthdigger

May 05, 2022

Portuguese Doom / Deathers THE CHAPTER have just released a video for ‘Sentidos A Morrer’ at this location. The song is taken from the band’s latest album “Delusion Of Consciousness”, which was self-released on April 22, 2022. It was produced by Daniel Cardoso (ANATHEMA, ANGELUS APATRIDA, AVA INFERI), who also took care of the mixing and mastering at Ohme Studios. The album’s full tracklist reads like this: ‘Intro’, ‘Halocline’, ‘Delusion Of Consciousness’, ‘Book Of Life’, ‘Compos Mentis’, ‘Sentidos A Morrer’, ‘Vultures’, ‘In This Place’ and ‘Social Solitude’. For more info check out www.facebook.com/thechaptermusic

Czech Death Metallers HEAVING EARTH have just revealed two more songs from their upcoming new full-length “Darkness Of God”. A lyric video for ‘Apologetics (Of Failure And Fall)’ is available at this location and ‘Forever Deceiving Dismal Gods’ is streaming over here. The album will be released on May 27, 2022 via Lavadome Productions on CD and digitally. It will feature the following tracks: ‘Violent Gospels (Ordination Of The Holy Trinity)’, ‘Crossing The Great Divide (Prayer To A Crumbling Shrine)’, ‘Apologetics (Of Failure And Fall)’, ‘Forever Deceiving Dismal Gods’, ‘Cardinal Sin’, ‘The Lord’s Lamentations’, ‘Earthly Kingdom Of God In Ruins’, ‘Flesh–Ridden Providence’ and ‘Woeful Redemption’. More HEAVING EARTH info at www.facebook.com/heavingearth

Memento Mori have signed French Death Metallers FALL OF SERAPHS. The band consists of members who also play or have played in underground acts such as ADX, MANZER, OSSUAIRE, SIMULACRE, AD PATRES, REVERENCE and QUINTESSENCE, among others. The CD version of their debut full-length will be released in late 2022 / early 2023. More information you will find at www.facebook.com/fallofseraphsofficial

On July 01, 2022 Iron Bonehead Productions will release the sixth album from Portuguese Black Metallers BLACK CILICE, “Esoteric Atavism”, on CD, vinyl LP and cassette tape formats. It will feature the following tracks: ‘Beyond The Veil’, ‘Channelling Old Power’, ‘Spiritual Poisoning’, ‘Atavistic Reconnection’, ‘Triumph Over Eternity’ and ‘Towards Transcendence’. You can already check out ‘Channelling Old Power’ over here. For all additional info check out www.facebook.com/ironboneheadproductions

International Death Metallers DARKENED have just premiered the track ‘Fearful Quandary’ at this location. It will appear on the band’s second album “The Black Winter”, which will be released on May 27, 2022 via Edged Circle Productions. The previously revealed ‘Blood’ can still be streamed over here. “The Black Winter” was produced by Linus Nirbrant and mixed and mastered by Dan Swanö at Unisound. The cover artwork was created by Juanjo Castellano Rosado. The complete tracklist reads as follows: ‘Premonitions’, ‘Blood’, ‘Flayed’, ‘Terminal Lucidity’, ‘Black Winter’, ‘Fearful Quandary’, ‘Swallowed By The World’, ‘Plague Of Despair’ and ‘Regret’. For more DARKENED info please visit www.facebook.com/darkeneddeathmetal

Xtreem Music have just re-released the 1992 split album from Swedish Death Metallers ALTAR and Finnish Death Metallers CARTILAGE with 2 bonus tracks from each band (only on CD). The vinyl edition is limited to 500 copies (100 of each color and 200 black), as well as a limited cassette tape edition (50 copies). For more info and ordering details check out www.facebook.com/xtreemmusic666

On May 06, 2022 Invictus Productions will release “Time’s Withering Shadow”, a split album between Irish and American Death Metallers MALTHUSIAN and SUFFERING HOUR. The CD version will be released to coincide with SUFFERING HOUR’s upcoming European tour. A full stream is available at this location now. All additional band information you will find at www.facebook.com/malthusiandm and www.facebook.com/sufferinghourmetal

Agonia Records have signed Italian brutal Death Metal quartet ANTROPOFAGUS. The band’s fourth album will be released later in 2022. For regular updates follow ANTROPOFAGUS at www.facebook.com/antropofagus.official

On July 29, 2022 Dying Victims Productions, in co-operation with Burning Coffin Records, will release “When Sanity Becomes Insanity”, the debut full length from Chile based Death / Thrashers SUFFERING SIGHTS, on CD and vinyl LP formats. The following tracks will appear on it: ‘Suffering Sights’, ‘GEB’, ‘Punishment Voids’, ‘The Great Filter’, ‘Fate The Reality’, ‘Hypocrite’, ‘Between Madness And Reality’, ‘Worthy Acts Of Hate’, ‘Desperate Search’ and ‘Corrupted Childhood’. A medley of songs from the album can already be checked out over here. More about SUFFERING SIGHTS at www.facebook.com/suffering-sights-978909515834027

May 04, 2022

“The Oath Of The Black Wolf”, the new mini album from Italian Black Metal trio ORGREL, will be released via Iron Bonehead Productions on July 01, 2022, on CD and 12″ vinyl formats. It will feature the following four tracks: ‘Hunt’, ‘Curse’, ‘Fury’ and ‘Judgment’. You can already check out ‘Curse’ at this location. More ORGREL info you will find at www.facebook.com/orgrelofficial

Canadian technical Death Metallers MISCREATION will release a 3-song EP entitled “Miscreation MMXXI” on May 12, 2022. The following tracks will be featured on it: ‘VI’, ‘II’ and ‘IV’. You can already check out the EP’s first single ‘VI’ at this location. The material was recorded, mixed and mastered by Christian Donaldson of CRYPTOPSY and the cover art was created by Daniel Corcuera. For more MISCREATION information please visit www.facebook.com/miscreationofficial

German Black Metallers LUNAR CHALICE have just premiered the track ‘Immortuae’ over here. It will be featured on the band’s upcoming debut full length “Transcendentia: The Shadow Pilgrimage”, which will be released on June 01, 2022 via Iron Bonehead Productions. The previously revealed ‘Calix Cum Velum’ can still be streamed at this location. The complete tracklist of the album reads as follows: ‘The Accusation’, ‘Calix Cum Velum’, ‘Immortuae’, ‘Descending Shadows’, ‘The Saturn Rite’, ‘The Astral Stargate’, ‘Flagellationis Diaboli’ and ‘Nocturnalia’. More about LUNAR CHALICE at www.facebook.com/lunar-chalice-103072924374033

On May 06, 2022 Personal Records, in co-operation with Lycanthropic Chants and Transylvanian Recordings, will release “Deathbed Sessions”, a new EP from Finnish Death Metallers SEPULCHRAL CURSE. Personal Records will handle the CD version, Lycanthropic Chants will release it on vinyl and digitally and Transylvanian Recordings is taking care of the tape edition. The EP features three previously unreleased songs and a DEMIGOD cover track. A full EP stream is already available over here. All additional SEPULCHRAL CURSE info you will find at www.facebook.com/sepulchralcurse

May 03, 2022

On June 17, 2022 Me Saco Un Ojo Records, in co-operation with Dark Descent Records, will release the third album of Spanish Death Metallers ATARAXY, “The Last Mirror”, on vinyl LP and CD formats, respectively. It will feature the following tracks: ‘Presages’, ‘The Bell That Constantly Sounds’, ‘Decline’, ‘Visions Of Absence’, ‘Under The Cypress Shadow’, ‘Silence’ and ‘A Mirror Reflects Our Fate’. You can already check out ‘Decline’ at this location. For all further info please visit www.facebook.com/pages/ataraxy/281047751876

On June 21, 2022 Amor Fati Productions will release the second full length from Italian Black Metallers NUBIVIGANT, “The Wheel And The Universe”, on CD and vinyl LP formats. The track ‘Clothed With The Sun’ can already be streamed over here. The complete tracklist of the album reads as follows: ‘Into Eternal Night’, ‘The Mask And The Devil’, ‘The Book Of The Earth’, ‘Clothed With The Sun’, ‘Between The Moon And The Stars’ and ‘The Great White Throne’. For more information check out www.facebook.com/amorfatiprod

Vienna, Austria based melodic Death Metallers VERMOCRACY have signed a deal with Black Sunset / MDD for the release of the follow-up to their 2020 debut “Vermocracy” this autumn. For regular updates follow the band at www.facebook.com/vermocracy

On May 05, 2022 Caligari Records will release “Spasticating Execution”, a split mini album between two Italian Death Metallers, SPASTICUS and BOIA, on cassette tape format. The CD version will be co-released with Necrolatry Records. A full “Spasticating Execution” stream is already available at this location. More about both bands at www.facebook.com/spasticusdeathrash and www.facebook.com/boia666

“Rites Of Gore”, the third full length from Stockolm / New Jersey based Death Metallers SENTIENT HORROR, has just been released via Testimony Records on vinyl (in different limited colored editions), CD and digital download. A full album stream is available right here. For regular band updates you can follow SENTIENT HORROR at www.facebook.com/sentienthorrorofficial

“Death As A Process”, the fifth full-length by German Death Metallers CORROSIVE, will be released on June 03, 2022 via Black Sunset / MDD. It was recorded at Beckerstudios in Marburg, Germany and mixed and mastered by Andrè Skopko. All additional band info you will find at www.facebook.com/corrosiveband

Vancouver, British Columbia based Black Metallers VITAL SPIRIT are streaming their upcoming debut full length “Still As The Night, Cold As The Wind” in its entirety at this location now. It will be released on May 06, 2022 via Vendetta Records and Hidden Tribe on CD and cassette tape edition respectively. The vinyl version will follow later this year via Vendetta Records. For more VITAL SPIRIT please visit https://vitalspirit.bandcamp.com

May 02, 2022

On July 01, 2022 Iron Bonehead Productions will release “Turm”, a new mini album from German Black Metallers FURIS IGNIS, on CD and 12″ vinyl formats. The following tracks will appear on it: ‘Vanguard Of Black Years’, ‘To Trespass The Commandments Of Tangible Being’, ‘From Unremembered Dark Pagan Dreams’, ‘Turm’ and ‘Die Enthauptung Der Alternden Welten’. The opener ‘Vanguard Of Black Years’ can already be streamed over here. More FURIS IGNIS information you will find at www.facebook.com/furisignis

“The Exuviae Of Gods – Part I”, the new EP from Australian Funeral Doom Metallers MOURNFUL CONGREGATION, is streaming in its entirety at this location now. It will be released on May 27, 2022 via Osmose Productions. It features two brand-new compositions plus a re-recording of 1995’s ‘An Epic Dream Of Desire’, which originally was featured on the band’s second demo tape. “The Exuviae Of Gods – Part II” will follow in the latter part of 2022. For all further info please visit www.facebook.com/mournfulcongregation

May 01, 2022

“The Pact…”, the third album from New York based Black Metal four-piece NEGATIVE PLANE, has been released on CD and vinyl from Invictus Productions and The Ajna Offensive once the pressing plant ships out copies to both labels and their distributors. It was recorded at New Jersey’s Moonlight Mile Recording between November 2020 and February 2021 and mixed by producer Mike Moebius in May of the same year. The following tracks are featured on it: ‘A Work To Stand A Thousand Years’, ‘Poison And The Crucifix’, ‘Three Turns To The West’, ‘The Wailing of the Immured’, ‘Even The Devil Goes Into The Church’, ‘The Other Door’ and ‘And So It Came To Pass’. A full album stream is available at https://negativeplane.bandcamp.com