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December 09, 2021

The same procedure as every year… 2021 is almost finished and it would be great if you could let us know again which releases you enjoyed the most this year, so that we can compile that in our BEST OF 2021 READERS POLL. All you have to do is send a list of your 10 favorite releases here. It doesn’t matter if it’s a demo, an EP or an album, but it must have been released this year. So, spread the word around and send us your lists until December 30, 2021 the latest. We will publish the results in early 2022.

In tribute to the upcoming 20th anniversary of Chuck Schuldiner’s passing, Bay Area Death / Thrashers HEMOTOXIN have recorded a cover of DEATH’s ‘Crystal Mountain’. You can already check it out at this location. The band released the following statement concerning the choice of the cover: “We wanted to pay tribute to the late Chuck Schuldiner and DEATH with a cover of the track ‘Crystal Mountain’. DEATH’s music has always been a main influence on our music dating back to when we were in high school, ‘Crystal Mountain’ was always one of those songs we would cover for fun, so after over a decade of performing the song live we decided to record our take on the track to express how influential Chuck’s music been to us. This year marks twenty years since Chuck’s passing, but his impact on us as a band and music as a whole is still felt today as strong as ever. Rest in peace Chuck Schuldiner.” HEMOTOXIN will release the single via Bandcamp on December 13, 2021, the anniversary of Schuldiner’s death. In related HEMOTOXIN news, the band is currently working on their fourth album with Andrew Lee. Their most recent album “Restructure The Molded Mind” (from 2020) can still be streamed right here. For all additional info please visit www.facebook.com/hemotoxin

Finnish Death Metal trio TORMENTOR TYRANT will release their self-titled debut EP via Everlasting Spew Records on January 28, 2022 on MCD, cassette tape and digitally. The band features members from CORPSESSED, SOLOTHUS, TYRANNY, PROFETUS and CATALEPTIC. You can already stream the EP track ‘Primal Evil’ at this location. More band info you will find at www.facebook.com/tormentortyrant

A full stream of “Temporal Bliss Surrealms”, the debut EP from Finland’s Death Metallers BENOTHING, is available over here now. It was released via Everlasting Spew Records last month on CD, cassette tape and digitally. The vinyl edition will follow in 2022. For all additional BENOTHING information check out www.facebook.com/benothingdeath

“All The Miseries”, the latest EP from Swedish Grinders BIRDFLESH, will be released on vinyl on January 14, 2022 via Everlasting Spew Records. It features 13 new tracks and 11 bonus live tracks. 150 colored copies will be available in total, half of them will be handled by Haunted Hotel Records for the American distribution. More about BIRDFLESH at www.facebook.com/birdfleshgrind

Everlasting Spew Records have signed Israel’s blackened Death Metal duo DEATHSIEGE. Their debut album is currently being recorded and will be out in early 2022. For regular updates you can follow DEATHSIEGE at www.facebook.com/deathsiegeband

December 08, 2021

Greek Death Metallers ECTOPLASMA have just premiered the track ‘Gruesome Sacred Orgasms’ at this location. It will appear on the band’s fourth album “Inferna Kabbalah”, which will be released on January 24, 2022 via Memento Mori in co-operation with Rotted Life. Memento Mori will release the CD version, while Rotted Life will handle the vinyl and cassette versions. The cover art was created by Mörtuus. The previously revealed album track ‘God Is Dead, Satan Lives (Rosemary’s Baby)’ can still be streamed over here. The full “Inferna Kabbalah” tracklist reads like this: ‘God Is Dead, Satan Lives (Rosemary’s Baby)’, ‘Appalling Abomination’, ‘My Medieval Urges Materialized’, ‘Infestation Of Atrocious Hunger’, ‘Inferna Kabbalah’, ‘Gruesome Sacred Orgasms’, ‘Filth-Ridden Flesh’ and ‘Desecration Of The Christian Existence’. More ECTOPLASMA info you will find at www.facebook.com/ectoplasma-1579524392276613

Malaysia based MOTHFLESH will digitally release their second full length “Machine Eater” on December 12, 2021 via Believe Music. A digipak CD edition will follow on December 30, 2021 CD via Goatlordth Records & GLord Records. The album will feature the following tracks: ‘Dogmacore’, ‘Hexburn Ω’, ‘Reconstructing Fire’, ‘The Lotus Denial’, ‘Myriagon’, ‘Cyberpsycho’, ‘Knife In The Back’, ‘Chaos Intervals’, ‘Theory Of Mind’ and ‘Void Edge’. It was mixed and mastered by Simone Pietroforte of Divergent Studios and the cover artwork was created by all4design. A video for the song ‘The Lotus Denial’ can already be watched right here. For all further MOTHFLESH info check out www.facebook.com/mothfleshband

Danish Death Metallers PHRENELITH will release their second full length “Chimaera” on December 10, 2021 via Nuclear Winter Records on CD and cassette tape formats. The vinyl LP version will follow next year. The album will feature the following tracks: ‘Awakening Titans’, ‘Chimaerian Offspring – Part I’, ‘Phlegethon’, ‘Gorgonhead’, ‘Kykytos’, ‘Χίμαιρα’ and ‘Chimaerian Offspring – Part II’. A full album stream you will find at this location. “Chimaera” was recorded at Denmark’s Studio Ballade, the mixing and mastering was handled by Greg Wilkinson (AUTOPSY, VASTUM, NECROT, OSSUARIUM, UNDERGANG, FETID) and the cover artwork was created by Timo Ketola. More PHRENELITH info you will find at www.facebook.com/phrenelith

American Pagan / Death Metallers RÖKKR are streaming their upcoming self-titled debut full length in its entirety at this location now. It will be released on December 10, 2021 via Chaos Records. For more information please visit www.chaos-records.com or www.facebook.com/chaosrecords

December 07, 2021

New Jersey based Death Metallers LUNAR BLOOD will release their debut full length “Twilight Insurgency” via Pulverised Records on February 18, 2022 on CD format. The vinyl edition will be announced at a later point. The album was engineered and mixed by Scot Moriarty at Backroom Studios and mastered by Brad Boatwright at Audio Siege. The artwork was created by Misanthropic Art (BELL WITCH, ASPHYX, CHAPEL OF DISEASE). “Twilight Insurgency” will feature the following tracks: ‘Purified Rot’, ‘The Hammer’, ‘Gastrointestinal Industrial Complex’, ‘Ululating In The Depths’, ‘Wrath March’, ‘Parliament Of Trees’, ‘Gnawed’, ‘God Of The Trainwreck’ and ‘Pig Hunter’. You can already listen to ‘Wrath March’ right here. All further LUNAR BLOOD info you will find at www.facebook.com/lunarbloodnj

French Death Metallers CADAVERIC FUMES are streaming their upcoming debut album “Echoing Chambers Of Soul” in its entirety at this location now. It will be released on December 10, 2021 via Blood Harvest Records on CD and cassette tape formats. The vinyl LP version will follow in January 2022. For more CADAVERIC FUMES information please visit www.facebook.com/cadavericfumes

Seattle, Washington based Death / Grinders RAT KING have just premiered a video for ‘Morboso’ at this location. The track will appear on the band’s upcoming new EP “Santa Hipocresía”, which will be released on December 10, 2021 on digital and cassette formats via Within The Mind Records. An official video for the EP track ‘False Prophet’ was previously already released over here. The full tracklist of “Santa Hipocresía” reads as follows: ‘Santa Hipocresía’, ‘Maldición Del Alma’, ‘False Prophet’, ‘Morboso’ and ‘Killing Art’. More RAT KING info you will find at www.facebook.com/ratkingseattle

December 06, 2021

Swedish REVEAL! are streaming their fourth album “Doppelherz” in its entirety at this location now. It will be released on December 10, 2021 via Sepulchral Voice Records. All further REVEAL! information you will find at www.facebook.com/revealswe

On February 04, 2022 Chaos Records will release the second album of Phoenix, Arizona based THORN, “Yawning Depths”, on CD format. The vinyl LP version will be released later in 2022. The cassette tape version will be released by Gurgling Gore. THORN is the solo project of FLUIDS vocalist Brennen Westermeyer, weaving elements of Death Metal, Doom, Post and Grind. The following tracks will appear on “Yawning Depths”: ‘Hellmouth’, ‘Yawning Depths’, ‘Cavernous Shrines’, ‘Noxious Existence’, ‘Judgement’s Throne’, ‘Lapis Lazuli’, ‘Unknown Body Of Light’ and ‘Graven Moonglow’. You can already stream ‘Cavernous Shrines’ over here. More THORN at https://thornx.bandcamp.com

“Corpus”, the third full length from Swedish Black Metallers ASTROPHOBOS, will be released on CD format via Personal Records on February 04, 2022. It was mixed and mastered by Marco Mastrobueno (FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE, HOUR OF PENANCE) at Kick Recording Studios, and features session drums by Simon Samuelsson (ex – OFERMOD), as well as guest vocals by Elisabetta Marchetti (INNO, ex – RITI OCCULTI). The album was originally released digitally on November 12, 2021 by Triumvirate Records. A full album stream is available at this location. All additional band information you will find at www.facebook.com/astrophobos

December 03, 2021

Spanish Death Metallers SEPULCHRAL have been signed by Soulseller Records. Their debut album “From Beyond The Burial Mound” will be released on February 25, 2022 on CD, LP and digitally. The band commented on it as follows: “We are glad to work with a label that released albums from a lot of personal favorite bands, we are very pleased to be part of their catalog and we look forward to further collaboration!” More about SEPULCHRAL at www.facebook.com/sepulchraldeathmetal

On February 04, 2022 Iron Bonehead Productions will release the self-titled debut EP from Netherlands based Black Metallers DEATHLESS VOID on 12″ vinyl and cassette tape formats. It will feature the following tracks: ‘Ignis Fatuus’, ‘The Shattered Realms Of Man Become The Abyss’ and ‘Crossing The Threshold’. For all additional information check out www.facebook.com/ironboneheadproductions

Helsinki, Finland based blackened Death Metallers GOMORRAN have released their debut album “Excerpts From The Dark Age” via Inverse Records today. A video for the album track ‘Esaiah’ can be watched at this location. Additional videos for ‘Sermon’ and ‘Hopeless Endeavor’ can be found here and here. A full album stream is available at this location. The cover art was created by Olli Lappalainen. More GOMORRAN info you will find at www.facebook.com/gomorranmetal

“Mass Destroyer”, the seventh album from Swedish Death Metallers DEMONICAL, will be released on May 06, 2022 via Agonia Records. The complete tracklist reads as follows: ‘We Conquer The Throne’, ‘Sun Blackened’, ‘Fallen Mountain’, ‘Wrathspawn’, ‘Dödsmarsch’, ‘Lifeslave’, ‘Cemented In Ire’ and ‘By Hatred Bound’. Album formats – including limited editions with bonus tracks – will be announced at a later date. In support of the album release in May 2022, DEMONICAL will play one show in Prague (Czech Republic) and five shows in Germany (Dresden, Bochum, Hamburg, Rostock and Göttingen). Special guests on those shows will be NERVOCHAOS and REPUKED. All additional information you will find at www.facebook.com/demonicalofficial

New Jersey’s blackened Death Metallers HATH will release their sophomore full-length “All That Was Promised” on March 04, 2021 via Willowtip Records. The following tracks will appear on it: ‘The Million Violations’, ‘Kenosis’, ‘Lithopaedic’, ‘Iosis’, ‘Decollation’, ‘Death Complex’, ‘Casting Of The Self’, ‘All That Was Promised’ and ‘Name Them Yet Build No Monument’. An official video for the album’s first single ‘Kenosis’ can already be watched at this location. The artwork was supplied by Adam Burke (Nightjar Illustration). More HATH info is available at www.facebook.com/hathband

Swedish / Canadian blackend Death Metallers ANGELBLAST will release a new vinyl 7″ EP entitled “Throne Of Ashes” on January 28, 2022 via Edged Circle Productions. It will feature the tracks ‘Throne Of Ashes’ and ‘Tartarus’. You can already stream the title track over here. The artwork was created by Juanjo Castellano Rosado (UNLEASHED, REVEL IN FLESH, GATES OF ISHTAR). ANGELBLAST’s current line-up consists of Hempa Brynolfsson (guitars), Gord Olson (guitars / vocals), Johan Bergebäck (bass) and Perra Karlsson (drums). You can follow the band at www.facebook.com/angelblast666

December 02, 2021

Polish blackened Death Metallers SOTHORIS will release their second full length “Wpiekłowstąpienie” on January 06, 2022 on CD via More Hate Productions (Russia), Old Metal Rites (Brazil), Misantropia Records (Finland) and in the third quarter of 2022 via Entropy Records (Columbia). It was produced by Krzysztof Kostencki at Tetra Wave Studio and the cover artwork was created by Polish artist Bartosz Muszyński. The album will feature the following tracks: ‘Proroctwo’, ‘Potępieniec’, ‘Człowiek Z Marmuru’, ‘Przykazanie Śmierci’, ‘Opus Dei’, ‘W Cieniu Golgoty’, ‘Wpiekłowstąpienie’ and ‘Requiem Dla Hien’. You can already check out ‘W Cieniu Golgoty’ at this location and ‘Opus Dei’ over here. For more SOTHORIS info please visit www.facebook.com/sothorisband

December 01, 2021

On February 04, 2022 Personal Records will release a split album between Austria / Sweden based Black Metallers CARATHIS and Canadian Black Metallers SULFURE on CD format. You can already stream it in its entirety at this location. All further info about both bands you will find at https://carathisbm.bandcamp.com and www.facebook.com/sulfureqc

“Opus Blasphamatum”, a split album between Canadian, respectively German Black Metallers DÉLÉTÈRE and SARKRISTA, will be released on December 02, 2021 via Sepulchral Productions. It is already streaming in its entirety at this location now. More info about both bands you will find at www.facebook.com/inopiaetmorbo or www.facebook.com/sarkrista

Texas based Death Metallers CHURCH OF DISGUST have just revealed a new track entitled ‘Boiling Seas Of Yuggoth’ over here. It will appear on the band’s upcoming third album “Weakest Is The Flesh”, which will be released in early 2022 via Hells Headbangers on CD and vinyl LP formats. For more info and regular updates follow CHURCH OF DISGUST at www.facebook.com/churchofdisgust