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December 08, 2022

2022 is coming to an end and longtime readers of VOICES FROM THE DARKSIDE will already know what that means. In our good old tradition, we would like to hear from you, which ten releases impressed you the most the past twelve months. So please send us a list with your ten personal faves for our BEST OF 2022 READERS POLL. It can be albums, EPs or demos. The chronological order doesn’t matter, but they must have been released in 2022. Send your lists to bestof2022@voicesfromthedarkside.de until December 30, 2022 the latest. The results will be published in early 2023.

On February 03, 2023 Personal Records will release a double EP from international Black Metallers CARATHIS, entitled “Moonstone & Amethyst”, on CD format. It includes two EP recordings – 2021’s “The Amethyst Fortress”, previously only available digitally, and the otherwise unreleased “The Moonstone Prophecy”. The full tracklist reads as follows: ‘The Sacred Walls’, ‘The Crimson Gate’, ‘The Forsaken Realm’, ‘The Fallen Star’, ‘The Amethyst Fortess’, ‘The Portal’, ‘The Procession’, ‘The Prayer’ and ‘The Priestess’. You can already stream ‘The Portal’ over here. More CARATHIS at https://carathisbm.bandcamp.com

Salt Lake City, Utah based Death Metallers SACRILEGION are streaming their debut album “From Which Nightmares Crawl” in its entirety at this location now. It will be released on December 09, 2022 via Chaos Records on CD and cassette tape formats. The vinyl edition will follow next year. The cover artwork was created by John Quevedo Janssens (PAGANIZER, SUMMONING DEATH) and the mixing and mastering was done by Damian Hearring (HORRENDOUS, CRYPTIC SHIFT, VOID ROT). For all further information please visit SACRILEGION at www.facebook.com/sacrilegion

Denver, Colorado’s LACERATED have just released a video for ‘Grotesque’ over here. The track appears on the band’s debut EP “The Vile Domain”, which was released on Halloween 2022. The material was recorded, mixed and mastered by Ivan Alcala and the cover artwork was created by Hand Rotart. More about LACERATED at www.facebook.com/laceratedcolorado

December 07, 2022

On February 07, 2023 Amor Fati Productions will release the sophomore full length from Black Metallers HÄXANU, “Totenpass”, on CD and vinyl LP formats. The complete tracklist reads as follows: ‘Θάρσει’, ‘Death Euphoria’, ‘Thriambus’, ‘Threnoidia’, ‘Sparagmos’, ‘Ephòdion’, ‘οὐδεὶς ἀθάνατος’ and ‘Totenpass’. You can already stream ‘Death Euphoria’ over here. More information you will find at www.amor-fati-productions.de or www.facebook.com/amorfatiprod

Polish melodic Black Metallers DARGOR will release their new album “Ascend To Infinity” via Meuse Music Records on digipak CD in early 2023. A full album stream is already available at this location. The material was recorded at Regnat Audio Studio and Kancho Records Studio. The mixing and mastering was done by Adrian Jarosz and the artwork created by Michał ‘Xaay’ Loranc. For all further DARGOR info check out www.facebook.com/dargormetaltv

NUNSLAUGHTER have just revealed a video for the title track of their fifth full length “Red Is The Color Of Ripping Death” over here. The album was released in August 2021 via Hells Headbangers and is now also available in five different vinyl colors / variations: gold, red, picture disc (with cover and insert), swamp green / beer swirl and traditional black. For ordering details please visit https://shop-hellsheadbangers.com. You can follow NUNSLAUGHTER at www.facebook.com/nunslaughter

On December 09, 2022 Iron Bonehead Productions will release “Necronomical Mirror Divination”, a Black Metal split album between Greek CULT OF EIBON and Finnish CEREMONIAL TORTURE, on CD and vinyl LP formats. A full stream is already available at this location. The artwork was created by Panos Sounas, who already did the classic cover art for NECROMANTIA’s first two albums. More info you will find at www.ironbonehead.de or www.facebook.com/ironboneheadproductions

On January 20, 2023 Denmark’s Death Metallers DEIQUISITOR will release their fourth full length “Apotheosis” on CD, cassette tape, digitally and vinyl formats via Extremely Rotten Productions, in co-operation with Night Shroud Records. It was recorded at Phlegm Studios in Lejre and mixed and mastered by Greg Wilkinson of Earhammer Productions. The following tracks will be featured on it: ‘Humanoid’, ‘Striving For Destruction’, ‘Autosarcophagy’, ‘The Eyes Of Worms’, ‘Apophis’, ‘Reflected By The Void’, ‘Deiquisitor’, ‘Atomic Assassins’ and ‘Praise The Lord’. For all additional DEIQUISITOR information please visit www.facebook.com/deiquisitor

Italian technical Death Metallers HOUR OF PENANCE have added new drummer Giacomo Torti (ex – BLOODTRUTH) to their line-up. You can check out his skills in the playthrough video for ‘Sovereign Nation’, which you will find over here. The song appears on the band’s album “Misotheism”, which will be re-released on CD, vinyl LP and cassette tape on January 27, 2023 via Agonia Records. All further HOUR OF PENANCE info is available at www.facebook.com/hourofpenance

December 06, 2022

Portland, Oregon based Deathgrind duo DEHISCENCE is streaming their debut mini album “Colony” in its entirety over here now. It will be released on December 09, 2022 via Chaos Records on CD and 12″ vinyl formats. The tape edition will be released by Seeds Of Doom Records. DEHISCENCE features members from DIABOLIC OATH and FUNEBRARUM. More information you will find at www.facebook.com/chaosrecords

On December 30, 2022 Horror Pain Gore Death Productions will re-release a split album between Swedish Black Metallers PAGAN RITES and the Netherlands’ Black / Speed Metallers VULCAN TYRANT on CD and digital formats. It was originally released on CD via Take This Torch Records in 2021, limited to 100 copies only. PAGAN RITES are featured with the tracks ‘Pain Of The Flesh’ and ‘Sign Of The Horn’ and VULCAN TYRANT with ‘Invocation Of The Lion-Headed Serpent’ and ‘Vexed By A Wicked Nightmare’. You can stream ‘Pain Of The Flesh’ by PAGAN RITES at this location and ‘Vexed By A Wicked Nightmare’ by VULCAN TYRANT over here. More about both bands at www.facebook.com/paganrites and www.facebook.com/vulcantyrant

Tampa, Florida based Death Metallers NOCTURNUS AD have returned to New Constellation studio in Orlando, Florida for the recordings of their new album. The follow-up to “Paradox” (2019) will once again be engineered and produced by Jarrett Pritchard. According to drummer / vocalist Mike Browning about 90% of the album is already recorded and then the mixing and mastering will be done at New Constellation studio as well. The last four songs on the album will continue “The Key” story, just like “Paradox” did. There’s no actual release date at this point, but it will be released via Profound Lore Records again sometime next year. For regular updates make sure to follow NOCTURNUS AD at www.facebook.com/nocturnusad

On January 23, 2023 Memento Mori will release “The Parasitic Chambers”, the second full length from San Diego, California based Death Metallers CONJURETH. The following tracks will be featured on it: ‘Smothering Psalms’, ‘Dimensional Ascendancy’, ‘Devastating Cataclysmic Unearthing’, ‘Cremated Dominion’, ‘Deathless Sway of Torsos Calm’, ‘A Blood Romance’, ‘The Ancient Presence’, ‘In Mortal Thresholds’, ‘From Ceremonies Past’ and ‘The Unworshipped II’. The album opener can already be checked out over here. The “The Parasitic Chambers” cover artwork was created by Erskine Designs. For all additional band information please visit www.facebook.com/conjureth

German Death Metal quintet TERRIBLE SICKNESS has just released a video for ‘Winds Of Extinction’ at this location. The track is featured on their third full length album “Flesh For The Insatiable”, which was released last month via MDD Records. More about TERRIBLE SICKNESS at www.facebook.com/terriblesickness.official

Czech Black Metallers SKÁLA are streaming their debut album “The Secrecy” in its entirety at this location now. It will be released on December 09, 2022 via Eternal Death on cassette tape format. For more information please visit www.eternal-death.com or www.facebook.com/eternaldeathusa

Finnish Doom / Death Metal one man project THE ORACLE HOUSE has just digitally released its debut four song EP “Golden Path”. THE ORACLE HOUSE was founded in 2020 by Jani Koskela, who’s idea was to create “heavy and crushing Death / Doom in the spirit of COFFINS (Japan), SLAUGHTER (Canada), CELTIC FROST etc.” Lyrically he focuses on religious mass murders, occult themes and other morbid tales. A full EP stream is available here https://theoraclehouse.bandcamp.com

December 05, 2022

“Caviary To The General”, the sophomore full length from Polish Black Metallers TERRESTRIAL HOSPICE, will be released on February 10, 2023 via Ancient Dead Productions on CD and cassette tape formats. The following tracks will be featured on it: ‘Rat In A Burning Cage’, ‘In The Streams Of Phlegethon’, ‘December Night’, ‘Extinction Delight’, ‘Vermin’, ‘The Last Dance’, ‘Memoir’, ‘Path To Mahasamadhi’ and ‘Ars Moriendi’. You can already check out ‘In The Streams Of Phlegethon’ over here. More about TERRESTRIAL HOSPICE at www.facebook.com/terrestrialhospiceofficial

On December 31, 2022 The Sinister Flame will release “Manum Inicere Alicui”, the second album from German Black Metallers HAR SHATAN, on vinyl LP and cassette tape formats. Here’s the complete tracklist: ‘Intro / Aurora’, ‘Fulgens Et Sole Clarior’, ‘Secret’, ‘Loyalty Until Death’, ‘Blood Of Creation’, ‘Lichtträger Lucifers’ and ‘Another Dimension (Outro)’. A full album stream is available at this location. For all further information please visit www.thesinisterflame.com or www.facebook.com/thesinisterflame

December 04, 2022

Russian symphonic / epic Doom / Deathers MARE INFINITUM will release their third full length “Cryosleep” on December 16, 2022 via Solitude Productions on CD and digitally. The following tracks will be featured on it: ‘Your Final Bow’, ‘The Flight Of No Return’, ‘Event Horizon’, ‘Cryosleep’ and ‘Celestial Escapist’. You can already stream the album’s title track at http://mareinfinitum.bandcamp.com

December 03, 2022

American Black Metallers BAD MANOR are now streaming the track ‘Love Song’, a cover of Punk legends THE DAMNED, at this location. The song originally appeared on the sold out cassette edition of the band’s debut album “The Haunting”, which was limited to 93 copies (one of which was set on fire for reasons still unknown). It featured alternate master and artwork with no credits other than the band name and album title. The entire tape was wrapped in foil, tied with twine, had a rusty house key attached and then the entire thing was submerged in hot wax. Labyrinth Tower will release the vinyl edition of “The Haunting” on January 28, 2023. It will be available on heavyweight translucent pink / magenta marble and limited black vinyl, with an illustrated 16-page book of stories that accompany the twisted tales heard on “The Haunting”. Orders also come with a brushed bronze Ordo Vampyr Orientis insignia pin. A full stream you will find over here. For more information or pre-order details please visit www.labyrinthtower.com

December 02, 2022

Hungarian atmospheric Black Metallers WITCHER have just released a video for ‘Hazatérés’ right here. The song appears on the band’s third full length “Lélekharang”, which was self-released on CD, tape and vinyl in October. A full album stream is available at this location. For all additional WITCHER information check out www.facebook.com/witcherband

Greek Black Metallers DEVISER have just released a video for ‘Cold Comes The Night’ at this location. The song will be featured on the band’s upcoming new album “Evil Summons Evil”, which will be out in February 2023 on CD, LP and digitally via Hammerheart Records. It was recorded at Soundabuseproductions in Athens and produced by Psychon of SEPTICFLESH, who also mixed and mastered the album. For regular updates make sure to follow DEVISER at www.facebook.com/deviserbandofficial

On January 27, 2023 Me Saco Un Ojo Records, in co-operation with Pulverised Records, will release “Eruption”, the debut full length from Finland’s Death / Grinders SONIC POISON, on vinyl and CD respectively. The tracklist reads like this: ‘Reeking Earth’, ‘Impenetrable Force’, ‘Repulsive Reactions’, ‘Carbonized’, ‘Ouroboros’, ‘Taste Of Inferiority’, ‘Grinding Fear’, ‘The Scavenger’, ‘Antihesis’, ‘No Time’, ‘War On Drugs’, ‘Library Slasher’, ‘Eruption’, ‘Radiate The Masses’, ‘Uprising’ and ‘World We Knew’. You can already check out ‘Library Slasher’ over here. More SONIC POISON music is available at https://sonicpoison13.bandcamp.com

DESTRÖYER 666 have just released a video for the title track of their new album “Never Surrender” at this location. More DESTRÖYER 666 info you will find at www.facebook.com/destroyer666page

Belarus based brutal Death Metallers OMINOUS SCRIPTURES have just released the title track off their forthcoming third full-length “Rituals Of Mass Self-Ignition” over here. The album’s first single ‘Demonic Totem I Am’ can also be streamed at the same location. Willowtip Records will release the album on CD, vinyl and digital formats on January 27, 2023. Here’s the full tracklist: ‘Demonic Totem I Am’, ‘Rituals Of Mass Self-Ignition’, ‘Enraged’, ‘Fanning The Flames’, ‘Serpentine Wisdom’, ‘Mangled Perception’, ‘Inhabitant Of The Lacrimarium’ and ‘Codex Rescriptus’. You can reach out to OMINOUS SCRIPTURES at www.facebook.com/ominousscriptures

All female Brazilian Thrashers THE DAMNNATION have just premiered a video for the song ‘Slaves Of Society’ at this location. The track is taken from their debut full-length “Way Of Perdition”, which was released earlier this year via Soulseller Records. The full tracklist of the album reads as follows: ‘Before The Drowning’, ‘Way Of Perdition’, ‘Into The Sun’, ‘This Pain Won’t Last’, ‘Grief Of Death’, ‘Random Words’, ‘Slaves Of Society’, ‘Rotten Soul’, ‘No Hope Inside’ and ‘The Greed’. All further THE DAMNNATION information you will find at www.facebook.com/thedamnnationofficial

Florida Death Metallers OBITUARY will release their new full length “Dying Of Everything” via Relapse Records on January 13, 2022 on vinyl LP, CD, cassette tape and digitally. The title track can be streamed over here now. The band commented on it as follows: “We picked the title track for the second single to give fans a taste of something a bit different than that typical OBITUARY style and we are excited to showcase Ken’s writing ability when he and Donald put their heads together and feel it just adds some extra flavor and spice to “Dying Of Everything” and can’t wait for the fans to hear it!!” The full tracklist of the album reads as follows: ‘Barely Alive’, ‘The Wrong Time’, ‘Without A Conscience’, ‘War’, ‘Dying Of Everything’, ‘My Will To Live’, ‘By The Dawn’, ‘Weaponize The Hate’, ‘Torn Apart’ and ‘Be Warned’. For more info and regular updates follow OBITUARY at www.facebook.com/obituaryband

Santiago, Chile based Thrashers TRASTORNED have just premiered the track ‘Insanity’ over here. It is taken from the band’s upcoming debut full length “Into The Void”, which will be released on January 27, 2023 via Dying Victims Productions. The following tracks will be featured on it: ‘Witch Hunt’, ‘Metal Violence’, ‘Black Fire’, ‘Miasma Of Death’, ‘Into The Void’, ‘Dreadful Fate (Interlude)’, ‘Insanity’ and ‘Reborn Through Hate’. More TRASTORNED info you will find at www.facebook.com/trastorned

Black / Thrashers DESTRÖYER 666 will embark on a 16 dates European tour in March 2023. It will include shows in Germany, France, Italy, Slovenia, Austria, Poland and the Netherlands. The tour will kick off at the Helvete club in Oberhausen, Germany on March 03, 2023 and ends on March 19, 2023 at the Baroeg in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. The band will be touring in support of their new album “Never Surrender”, which will be released via Season Of Mist today. All additional information you will find at www.facebook.com/destroyer666page

On December 30, 2022 Hells Headbangers will release “Bestiary Of Immortal Hunger”, the third album from New Orleans based bestial Black / Deathers ABYSMAL LORD, on CD and cassette tape formats. The vinyl edition will follow next year. You can already listen to ‘Ultra Expulser’ over here. The previously revealed album track ‘Antisemen Of Ceremonial Pseudochrist’ can still be streamed at this location. The complete “Bestiary Of Immortal Hunger” tracklist reads like this: ‘Starvation Mass (Ortni)’, ‘Satanic Return’, ‘Glowing Baphomet’, ‘Medo Da Morte (Yrasor)’, ‘Bestiary Of Immortal Hunger’, ‘Obscure Grottos Of Hell’, ‘Carcass Of The Living God’, ‘Ultra Expulser’, ‘Antisemen Of Ceremonial Pseudochrist’, ‘Towering Leviathan’ and ‘Deny The Paradise’. More about ABYSMAL LORD at www.facebook.com/abysmal-lord-2274024519585588

December 01, 2022

On January 20, 2023 Personal Records will release the self-titled debut EP from Finnish Death Metallers ASHEN TOMB, on transparent CD. The full tracklist reads as follows: ‘They Live Beneath’, ‘Graveless Abomination’ and ‘Bleak Earth That Used To Host The Ignorant Race That Foresaw Its Doom And Did Nothing (Exterminated The Pest That Once Depraved Its Body)’. You can already check out ‘Graveless Abomination’ over here. ASHEN TOMB can be reached at www.facebook.com/ashentomb

On January 23, 2023, Memento Mori will release “Praeparet Bellum”, the seventh full length from Long Island, New York based Doom / Death Metallers RIGOR SARDONICOUS. The following tracks will appear on it: ‘Caelum Ardere Vidistis’, ‘Sanguinem Floralibus Luna’, ‘Terra Mota Est’, ‘Vita Cantus’, ‘Ex Finitim’, ‘Voluntatem Dei’, ‘Unholy Sonnet 10’ and ‘Praeparet Bellum’. You can already sream ‘Voluntatem Dei’ at this location. More RIGOR SARDONICOUS info can be found at www.facebook.com/rigorsardonicous.official

London, England based Death Metallers QRIXKUOR will release a new EP entitled “Zoetrope” on CD and tape formats on December 02, 2022 via Invictus Productions (Europe) and Dark Descent Records (USA). The vinyl edition will follow in mid 2023. A full EP stream is available right here. All additional QRIXKUOR information you will find at www.facebook.com/qrixkuor

Austin, Texas based Black / Death Metal project SARPA will release a new EP entitled “Mauta Tala” on February 17, 2023. The 12-minute opening track ‘Arcane Rites – Tohu Wa Bohu’ is already available for streaming at this location. The complete “Mauta Tala” tracklist reads as follows: ‘Arcane Rites – Tohu Wa Bohu’, ‘Necropoleis Of The Nebulous Deserts’ and ‘It Looms’. For more info please visit www.facebook.com/sarpahorde

Spanish Thrashers HOLYCIDE have just released video # 7 (out of a series of 10) from their second album “Fist To Face”. You can watch a lyric video for ‘The Aftermath’ (a RECIPIENTS OF DEATH cover) over here. All other HOLYCIDE videos you will find at this location. More band info is available at www.facebook.com/holycide