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November 17, 2019

You definitely keep on surprising us! Whenever we think the VOICES FROM THE DARKSIDE crowdfunding campaign is probably over, all of a sudden new donations are coming in again. Today’s status: 787,49 EUR! It’s really flattering to see how much we mean to you not only through the money you send, but also through the nice comments you include! We can’t thank you enough! As usual you will find the complete list of donors and all further information about the campaign here.

November 16, 2019

Swiss Black Metallers SERPENS LUMINIS are streaming their debut full length “Bright Euphoria” in its entirety at this location now. It has just been released via Goathorned Productions. The cover artwork was created by Business For Satan and the tracklist reads as follows: ‘The Dawn Fragrances’, ‘Bright Euphoria’ and ‘A Wreathed Skull’. More info at www.facebook.com/serpensluminis

November 15, 2019

Mexican Death Metallers IN OBSCURITY REVEALED are streaming a brandnew song entitled ‘Coven Maleficia’ at this location now. The track will appear on the band’s debut full length “Glorious Impurity”, which will be released on December 13, 2019 via Blood Harvest Records (CD and cassette tape formats). The 12″ vinyl version will follow on January 31, 2020. The tracklist reads as follows: ‘Our Crimson Madness’, ‘Coven Maleficia’, ‘Dismay’, ‘Beast And Serpent’, ‘Thy Temple Fire’, ‘Congress Cum Rampage’, ‘Pestilent Breath’, ‘Abhorrent Coffins’ and ‘Closing Victory’. For all additional information please check out www.facebook.com/in-obscurity-revealed-899863460054768

On November 30, 2019 Purity Through Fire will release “The Wanderer Of The Cold North”, the debut full length from UK based Black Metallers NEFARIOUS DUSK on A5 digipak CD and cassette tape formats (the vinyl version will follow next year). The following tracks will appear on it: ‘Hodbarrow’, ‘Millom’, ‘Helvellyn Pt1’, ‘Helvellyn Pt2’, ‘Swinside Stone Circle’, ‘Helvellyn Pt3’, ‘Helvellyn Pt4’, ‘Doll Tor’, ‘Duddon Estuary’ and ‘Millom Pt2’. More info you will find at www.facebook.com/nduk666

Italian Pagan Black Metallers NOVA have just premiered the new track ‘Noi Mai Vinti’ at this location. The song will appear on the band’s upcoming third album “Veniamo Dal Cielo”, which will be released on December 13, 2019 via Aeternitas Tenebrarum Music Foundation (ATMF). The complete tracklist of the album reads like this: ‘Durezza E Ascetismo’, ‘Veniamo Dal Cielo’, ‘In Lotta Elevata’, ‘Fregata Covadonga’, ‘Noi Mai Vinti’, ‘La Guerra Delle Ombre’, ‘Crudele Alba’, ‘Dio Del Ghiaccio E Del Lampo’ and ‘Trovare Chiuso’. For all additional NOVA information please visit www.facebook.com/novaentia

French Speed Metallers SACRIFIZER are streaming a new song entitled ‘Grim Torment’ over here now. The track appears on the band’s debut mini album “La Mort Triomphante”, which will be released on December 13, 2019 via Dying Victims Productions on vinyl LP format. Enhanced with the band’s 2018 demo and one new track, it has now been expanded into full-length format. “La Mort Triomphante” will feature the following tracks: ‘Winds Of Transylvania’ (Intro), ‘The Grave Of Nosferatu’, ‘By Fist, Leather And Steel’, ‘Blackfire Wytch’, ‘Massacrator (Midnight Ripping)’, ‘La Mort Triomphante’, ‘Night Of The Razors’, ‘Grim Torment’, ‘Profane Forces’ and ‘Morbid Envenomation’. More about SACRIFIZER at www.facebook.com/sacrifizer-194593791286396

French Pagan Black Metallers TAN KOZH are streaming their entire forthcoming debut album “Lignages Oubliés” at this location now. It will be released via Antiq today. The cover artwork was created by Above Chaos (INQUISITION, BETHLEHEM, MELECHESH, NORDJEVEL, TSJUDER). All additional TAN KOZH information you will find at www.facebook.com/tankozhband

A full album stream of “Feast Your Eyes”, the new full-length from Canada’s Speed / Thrash Metallers WARSENAL, is available over here now. The album will be released on CD, LP and digital formats via Svart Records today. Previously released videos for the album tracks ‘Forever Lost’ and ‘Doomed From Birth’ are still available here. More band info at www.warsenalband.com or www.facebook.com/warsenalofficial

Finnish Black Metallers MARRAS are streaming their entire debut album “Where Light Comes To Die” at this location now. It will be released via Spread Evil Productions today. More about MARRAS at www.facebook.com/marrasblackmetal

November 14, 2019

Norwegian Black Metallers RAGNAROK are streaming their ninth full length “Non Debellicata” at this location now. The album will be released on November 15, 2019 via Agonia Records. For all further band information please visit www.facebook.com/ragnarokofficial

Canadian War Metallers TRAJETO DE CABRA have just premiered a new track entitled ‘Scythe Of Pestilence’ at this location. The song will appear on the band’s debut album “Supreme Command Of Satanic Will”, which will be released on December 13, 2019 via Iron Bonehead Productions. The full tracklist reads as follows: ‘In Fear Of Saturn’, ‘The Final Gate’, ‘Cursed Graves Of The Unanointed’, ‘Scythe Of Pestilence’, ‘Supreme Command Of Satanic Will’, ‘Blackened Hands Of The Impure’ and ‘Heretic Terrorist’. More TRAJETO DE CABRA info at www.facebook.com/trajetodecabra

November 13, 2019

“Manifestion”, the debut album from Spanish Black Metallers UNBEGOTTEN, will be released through Nebular Carcoma on December 06, 2019 on cassette tape format. The following tracks will appear on it: ‘Unbegotten’, ‘Memory / Misery’, ‘Ruined Existence, Cursed Heritage’, ‘If I Fall’, ‘Gradients Of Infinity’, ‘Abysses Of Existence’ and ‘Dormancy’. More info at www.facebook.com/nebularcarcoma

“Angel Of The Eastern Gate”, the debut demo from German Death Metal trio SIJJIN, is distributed via Sepulchral Voice Records now. SIJJIN’s vocalist / bassist Malte Gericke and drummer Iván Hernández have both been part of NECROS CHRISTOS, while guitarist Ekaitz Garmendia previously used to be in Spain’s EXTINCTION, LEGEN BELTZA and THE GREAT WOUND. Sepulchral Voice Records will also release the demo on CD and vinyl in the coming year. In the meantime you can stream the demo in its entirety here. More about SIJJIN at www.facebook.com/sijjin-102605617799602

Irish Black Metallers FUIL NA SEANCHOILLE are streaming their second album “The Crossing” at this location now. It will be released on November 14, 2019 via Me Saco Un Ojo Ojo in co-operation with Tour De Garde. The cover art was created by Zdzisław Beksiński. On the same day CD editions of the band’s self-titled compilation from 2012 and the 2011 full length “Hunger” (both remastered at Enormous Door) will be issued alongside a limited cassette containing reinterpretations of THE CURE and DEAD CAN DANCE. More FUIL NA SEANCHOILLE at www.fuilnaseanchoille.bandcamp.com

On December 06, 2019 Nebular Carcoma will release the “Cult 01” mini album from Spanish Black Metallers NEGATIVA on 12″ vinyl format, fully remastered and presented on a single-sided LP. The following tracks will appear on it: ‘III’, ‘IV’, ‘V’ and ‘Parte Segunda’ (ATRABILIS cover). All additional information you will find at www.facebook.com/negativa0

UK’s technical brutal Death Metallers UNFATHOMABLE RUINATION are streaming the track ‘Defy The Architect’ (from their forthcoming album “Enraged And Unbound”) over here now. The album will be released on November 22, 2019 via Willowtip Records on CD, vinyl LP and digital formats. The cover art was created by Eliran Kantor and the full tracklist reads like this: ‘An Obsidian Perception’, ‘Enraged And Unbound’, ‘Codebreaker’, ‘Defy The Architect’, ‘A Prophetic Compulsion’, ‘Maniacal Disillusion’, ‘Fibres’, ‘Occulta Violentiam’ and ‘Protoplasmic Imprisonment’. More about UNFATHOMABLE RUINATION at www.facebook.com/unfathomable.ruination.official

German Black Metallers FRONT BEAST are streaming their forthcoming new mini-album “Shadows” in its entirety at this location. It will be released on November 15, 2019 via Helldprod Records on cassette tape format. For all further info please visit www.facebook.com/frontbeastofficial

On December 27, 2019 Hells Headbangers will release “Unhumanized”, a new mini album from Chicago based Death Metallers CIANIDE, on CD, 12″ vinyl and cassette tape formats. The track ‘Serpent’s Wake’ is already available for streaming here. The tracklist reads like this: ‘Serpent’s Wake’, ‘Unhumanized’, ‘Weapon Of Curse’, ‘Traitors’ and ‘Shadow Of The Claw’. More CIANIDE at www.cianide.bandcamp.com

French Doom Metallers MONOLITHE have released two videos of songs from their new album “Okta Khora”. You can watch ‘Okta Khora (Part 1)’ here and ‘Onset Of The Eighth Cycle’ here. An introductory video about this song’s concept is available at this location. Since their new album has leaked on the internet prior to its official release, the band and their label Les Acteurs De L’ombre are offering the digital release and the pre-orders earlier than originally planned here or here. More about MONOLITHE at www.facebook.com/monolithedoom

November 09, 2019

Denver, Colorado based Death Metallers BLOOD INCANTATION have just released a video for ‘Slave Species Of The Gods’ at this location. The song is taken from their upcoming album “Hidden History Of The Human Race”, which will be released on November 22, 2019 on CD, LP, cassette and digitally through Dark Descent Records (North America) and Century Media (Europe). The video was filmed in Santa Ana on October 11, 2019 during the band’s tour with IMMOLATION and directed and edited by Gabe Gomez. The album will contain the following tracks: ‘Slave Species Of The Gods’, ‘The Giza Power Plant’, ‘Inner Paths (To Outer Space)’ and ‘Awakening From The Dream Of Existence To The Multidimensional Nature Of Our Reality (Mirror Of The Soul)’. More about BLOOD INCANTATION at www.facebook.com/astralnecrosis

On December 01, 2019 Goatowarex will release a Black Metal vinyl LP split album between Greek NEFARIOUS SPIRIT and Bosnia and Herzegovina based VOID PRAYER . NEFARIOUS SPIRIT will be featured with ‘Haunted Skulls – Demise Of The Holy’, ‘Destructive Impulses’ and ‘Nefarious Spirit’ (live). VOID PRAYER complete the release with ‘Void Seeker’, ‘To Become’ (BLACK CILICE cover) and ‘Prayers Null And Void’. More info and pre-order details you will find at www.facebook.com/plogtwrx

French Depressive Black Metallers NOCTURNAL DEPRESSION have just premiered a new track entitled ‘Living In A Mass Grave’ over here. The song will appear on the band’s upcoming ninth album “Tides Of Despair”, which will be released on November 25, 2019 via Sun & Moon Records. The mixing and mastering was done by Alessandro “Algol” Comerio from FORGOTTEN TOMB / HIEMS and the tracklist reads as follows: ‘Drowning Myself’, ‘Tides Of Despair’, ‘Living In A Mass Grave’, ‘Solitude And Despair Again’, ‘Slit My Wrists’, ‘Farewell Letter’, ‘Muse Of Suicide’ and ‘Reveries’. For all additional information please visit www.facebook.com/nocturnal-depression-official-2087653717983396

Norwegian Black Metallers TRAGEDIENS TRONE are streaming the new track ‘Cold Depths Of Solitude’ at this location now. It is taken from the upcoming TRAGEDIENS TRONE debut full length “Tragediens Trone”, which will be released on November 29, 2019 via Osmose Productions. The album will feature the following tracks: ‘Entrance’, ‘Cold Depths Of Solitude’, ‘The Bornless One’, ‘Stygian Fluke’, ‘Erbrechen’, ‘Avgrunnsmarsj’ and ‘Siphon Anima’. More about TRAGEDIENS TRONE at www.facebook.com/tragedienstrone

November 08, 2019

SNAKEPIT issue # 23 will be released on November 29, 2019 via Cult Metal Classics. It comes with a free 2 song BLIND ILLUSION vinyl 7″ single (“The Likewise Sessions”) and in-depth interviews with BANSHEE, BLIND ILLUSION, EMERALD, HOCCULTA, JUMALATION, KRATOS, LIEGE LORD, MACHEN ASSAULT, MENACE, MORE, SATAN’S HALLOW, SNEAK ATTACK, SNOWHITE, TENTATION, VALHALLA, VICE, WARNING, WIKKYD VIKKER and WYZARD. You can pre-order it here. More info at www.facebook.com/cultmetalclassics

Turkish Black / Death Metallers HELLSODOMY have just premiered the new track ‘Pestilence Of Black Blood’ at this location. The track is taken from the band’s upcoming second album “Morbid Cult”, which will be released on December 06, 2019 via Saturnal Records. The following tracks will appear on it: ‘Into Perversion’, ‘Endless Demise’, ‘Pestilence Of Black Blood’, ‘Charged To Kill’, ‘From The Seed To The Grave’, ‘Hateclan’, ‘Divided Souls’, ‘Mortem In Comfort’, ‘Dazed Victims’, ‘Furious Chants’ and ‘Souls Devoured’. More about HELLSODOMY at www.facebook.com/hllsdmy666

Spanish Death Metallers UNBOUNDED TERROR have just finished the recordings of their second album “Faith In Chaos”, which will be released on January 02, 2020 through Xtreem Music on CD and 12″ LP formats, 28 years after their classic debut. It was produced by Nico Beninato at Kimera Recordings in Palma de Mallorca and mastered in Germany by Dan Swanö at Unisound Studios. The cover artwork was created by Juanjo Castellano. The complete tracklist reads like this: ‘Faith In Chaos – Intro’, ‘Hiding From The Light’, ‘Silent Soul’, ‘Insidious’, ‘Destroyed From Within’, ‘They Will Come From The Pain’, ‘Hated In Hell’, ‘The Destroyers Of Hope’, ‘Engulfed By The Gods’ and ‘Through The Flesh We Will Reach Hell’. A first advance single is already streaming right here. All further band information you will find at www.unboundedterror.com

Los Angeles, California based Death Metal quartet INFIRMITY are streaming their upcoming new full length “Descendants Of Sodom” in its entirety at this location now. The album will be released on November 09, 2019 via Lost Apparitions Records. For all additional info check out www.facebook.com/infirmity

Norwegian Black Metallers SVARTTJERN will release their fifth full-length “Shame Is Just A Word” on January 17, 2020 through Soulseller Records on CD, LP and in digital versions. The cover artwork was created by Linda K Røed. Tracklist: ‘Prince Of Disgust’, ‘Ment Til Å Tjene’, ‘Melodies Of Lust’, ‘Ta Dets Drakt’, ‘Frost Embalmed Abyss’, ‘Ravish Me’, ‘Bonded By Blood’ and ‘Shame Is Just A Word’. The track ‘Prince Of Disgust’ is already streaming here. More about SVARTTJERN at www.facebook.com/svarttjern

Soulseller Records have signed German Black Metallers PORTA NIGRA. The band’s third full-length “Schöpfungswut” will be released on January 17, 2020 on CD, LP and digitally. It was produced by Markus Stock. A first track (‘Die Kosmiker’) is already streaming at this location. The full tracklist reads as follows: ‘Die Kosmiker’, ‘Das Rad Des Ixion’, ‘Die Augen Des Basilisken’, ‘Die Entweihung Von Freya’, ‘Unser Weg Nach Elysium’ and ‘Schöpfungswut’. All further PORTA NIGRA info at www.facebook.com/portanigraband

ORIGIN founder Paul Ryan participated in a series of retrospective interviews about the Relapse era of the band. The first interview about ORIGIN’s self-titled debut from 2000 is available here. More parts will be published soon. For all additional information visit www.facebook.com/origin

November 07, 2019

Swedish Death Metallers DEMONICAL have parted ways with vocalist Alexander Högbom, who recorded one studio album with the band (2018’s “Chaos Manifesto”). His replacement is Christofer Säterdal. Bassist Martin Schulman commented on the line-up change as follows: “DEMONICAL and vocalist Alexander Högbom have parted ways without involvement of neither deep drama nor bad blood. This has been in the making for quite some time – even if not publically revealed – as already five months ago – Alexander informed the rest of the band about his need to step back after Scandinavia Deathfest 2019 in order to focus on other things in life. We respect Alex’s decision, want to thank him for all the years in the band, and wish him the very best of luck for the future, whatever it might hold. DEMONICAL would like to welcome Christofer Säterdal to the ranks as the bands new frontman. Christofer has proven his quality and dedication in various bands during the years with Swedish Viking Metallers FIMBULTYR being the most prominent one. The rehearsals and recordings done during the summer have made us confident that Chris is the right man for the position and the one who can carry on the torch. The path forward looks nothing but victorious!”. Säterdal will make his live debut with DEMONICAL on November 14, 2019 in Stockholm, Sweden, before heading out on the band’s “Brazil Ablaze” tour, which kicks off on December 05, 2019 in Manaus, Brazil. All further DEMONICAL information you will find at www.demonical.net or www.facebook.com/demonicalofficial

Bestial blackend Death Metallers HUMAN AGONY have just premiered the new track ‘Covering Cherubim’ at this location. It will appear on the band’s debut full length “Putrescence Of Calvary”, which will be released on November 29, 2019 via Invictus Productions. More HUMAN AGONY at https://humanagony.bandcamp.com

Japanese Death Metallers DEFILED have just released a new track entitled ‘Tragedy’ over here. It is taken from their upcoming new album “Infinite Regress”, which will be released on January 24, 2020 via Season Of Mist. The following tracks will appear on it: ‘Intro’, ‘Divide And Conquer’, ‘Tragedy’, ‘Systematic Decomposition’, ‘So Blind’, ‘Legacy’, ‘Masses In Chaos’, ‘Centuries’, ‘Aftermath’, ‘Invisible War’, ‘Ignorant’, ‘Slaverobot’, ‘Infinite Regress’ and ‘Outro’. For all further DEFILED info please visit www.defiled.info or www.facebook.com/defiled

Houston, Texas based Death / Thrashers OATH OF CRUELTY will release their debut full length “Summary Execution At Dawn” on December 09, 2019 via Dark Descent Records on CD, digital, black vinyl and gold vinyl . You can already stream the album tracks ‘Stabbing Forth With Invincible Damnation’ and ‘Victory Rites Of Exsanguination’ at this location. The complete tracklist reads as follows: ‘Pounding Hooves Of Shrapnel’, ‘Stabbing Forth With Invincible Damnation’, ‘Through Alchemy And Killing’, ‘Pathogenic Winds Of Swarm’, ‘Into The Chamber Of Death’, ‘At The Tyrant’s Behest’, ‘Victory Rites Of Exsanguination’, ‘Denied Birth’ (MERCILESS cover) and ‘Summary Execution At Dawn’. The album was recorded by Garry Brents (GAB Recordings) in Arlington, Texas and Mike BBQ (Audio Alive Studio) in Spring, Texas. The mix was done by D Killer and the mastering by Dan Randall at Mammoth Sound. The cover art was created by Daniel “Sawblade” Shaw. More about OATH OF CRUELTY at www.facebook.com/oathofcruelty

Italian Death Metallers DAEMONIAC will release their second album “Dwellers Of Apocalypse” on December 19, 2019 through Xtreem Music. It was recorded at Sunlight Studio in Sweden with producer Tomas Skogsberg and the coverart has been created by Chris Moyen. The album will feature the following tracks: ‘The March Of Apocalypse’, ‘Rebellion’, ‘Council Of Evil’, ‘Dwellers Of Apocalypse’, ‘Human Relic’ (GOREMENT cover), ‘The Beginning Of Chaos’, ‘Disciples Of The Black Arts’, ‘The Last Call’ and ‘Legions Of Death’. A first advance single (‘Rebellion’) is already available for streaming at this location. For all additional DAEMONIAC information check out www.facebook.com/daemoniac666

November 06, 2019

Portland, Oregon based Black / Death Metallers WITCHBONES have just premiered a new track entitled ‘The Seas Of Draugen’ at this location. It is the title track of the band’s upcoming second album, which will be released on December 06, 2019 via Iron Bonehead Productions. The complete tracklist of the album reads like this: ‘The Nun Collector’, ‘Whispering Martyr’, ‘The Seas Of Draugen’, ‘Nebulous Ghost Ship’, ‘The Ritual Continues (We Haunt Ourselves)’, ‘At the Shores (Draugen’s Revenge)’ and ‘The Candle Burns Alone (Dead Sailors)’. More about WITCHBONES at https://witchbvnes.bandcamp.com

Danish Black Metallers BLOT & BOD are streaming the track ‘Hug’ over here now. It will appear on the band’s second album “Ormekongens Argelist”, set for release on December 06, 2019 via Iron Bonehead Productions. The following tracks will appear on it: ‘Skred’, ‘Hug’, ‘Åråd’, ‘Tæft’, ‘Hævd’, ‘Slid’, ‘Hob’, ‘Tet’, ‘Snok’ and ‘Arg’. For all further information please visit www.facebook.com/blotogbod

November 05, 2019

Chicago, Illinois based Death / Thrashers CRUSADIST will release their debut album “The Unholy Grail” on November 29, 2019. A lyric video for the title track is already available at this location. The album was recorded in March 2019 at Belle City Sound in Racine, Wisconsin with producer / engineer Chris Djuricic (ORIGIN, JUNGLE ROT, NOVEMBER’S DOOM, GORGASM, AGAINST THE PLAGUES). The mixing and mastering was done by Jeramie Kling (THE ABSENCE, VENOM INC.) and Taylor Nordberg (THE ABSENCE, SOILWORK) of Smoke And Mirrors Productions in Spring Hills Florida. The coverart was created by Par Olofsson (IMMOLATION, EXODUS, UNLEASHED, ABORTED, BRAINDRILL, AGAINST THE PLAGUES). The following tracks will appear on the album: ‘For Blood And Conquest’, ‘The Unholy Grail’, ‘Tempered In Black Flame’, ‘A Moonlit Brigade’, ‘The Hammer At Dawn’, ‘Triumphant Through Torture’, ‘Beyond The Count Of Grief’, ‘The Noble Savage’ and ‘Only The Fearless Ride’. More info at www.facebook.com/theunholygrail

Norwegian Black Metallers RAGNAROK are streaming the titletrack of their upcoming ninth full length “Non Debellicata” at this location now. The album will be released on November 15, 2019 via Agonia Records. More RAGNAROK info at www.facebook.com/ragnarokofficial

“Unconquered Abysses”, the second full-length from Germany’s blackened Doom / Deathers INTO COFFIN, will be released on November 29, 2019 via Terror From Hell Records. You can expect the following 4 tracks with a total playing time of 75 minutes: ‘Antediluvian Flames’, ‘Unconquered Light Of Nothingness’, ‘Catacombal Echoes From AB.ZU.’ and ‘Archetype For The Total Ruin’. You can stream ‘Unconquered Light Of Nothingness’ right here already. More about INTO COFFIN at www.facebook.com/intocoffin

Poland’s EMPHERIS and Peru’s DEATH INVOKER have released a hand-numbered split album (limited to 500 gold CDs) via Old Temple entitled “Impure Spirits Of Destruction”. You can stream the material at this location. For all further band info please check out www.facebook.com/empherisofficial or https://deathinvoker.weebly.com

Saint Petersburg, Russia based Black Metallers TRAGEDY IN HOPE have just released a new single entitled ‘Pierce The Heavens’ at this location. The song will appear on the band’s upcoming self-financed EP “Smile At Death”, which will be out on November 22, 2019. More TRAGEDY IN HOPE information you will find at www.facebook.com/tragedyinhope

Finnish Black Metallers BLACK BEAST are streaming their debut full length “Nocturnal Bloodlust” in its entirety over here. Tracklist: ‘Prelude’, ‘Black Seremony’, ‘Riding On Wings Of Death’, ‘Your Cold Grave’, ‘Words Of Leviathan’, ‘Unholy One’, ‘Nocturnal Bloodlust’, ‘Fist Of The Devil’ and ‘Symbol For My Devotion’. The album will be released on November 08, 2019 via Primitive Reaction. The album-release gig will take place at the Steel Chaos festival on November 08 – 09, 2019 in Helsinki, Finland. On the same date, “Unholy Finnish Black Horror Union”, the band’s split album with BLOODHAMMER, will be reissued via Primitive Reaction on CD and, for the first time ever, vinyl LP and cassette tape formats. All further info at www.primitivereaction.com or https://primitivereaction.bandcamp.com