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January 18, 2021

Belgium’s Doom / Deathers GATEWAY have just been signed by Chaos Records for the release of a new EP entitled “Flesh Reborn”, which will be released later this year. The following tracks will appear on it: ‘Hel’, ‘Slumbering Crevasses’, ‘Rack Crawler’ and ‘Flesh Reborn’. ‘Slumbering Crevasses’ can already be streamed at this location. All further information you will find at www.facebook.com/gatewaydeathdoom

January 16, 2021

On April 06, 2021 Florida Death Metallers KILLING ADDICTION will release their second full-length “Mind Of A New God” via Xtreem Music on CD, 12″LP, cassette and digital. Following the death of guitarist (and one of the original members) Chad Bailey in September 2016, coinciding with the release of the EP “Shores Of Oblivion”, the rest of the members continued in his memory. So, the title of the new album is the same as the last song they wrote with Chad before his demise. “Mind Of A New God” was once again recorded at Helton Music Studios and the artwork was supplied by Samuel Araya (CRADLE OF FILTH, ELVENKING, DARK MOOR). Until the new album will be available you can still stream ‘Engine Of Ruin’ (from the band’s 2016 EP “Shores Of Oblivion”) at this location and the title track of 2018’s “Omega Factor” album over here. For all additional KILLING ADDICTION info please visit www.facebook.com/killingaddiction

Finnish Death / Grinders CADAVERIC INCUBATOR have just revealed a new track entitled ‘Necropolis’. It is taken from their upcoming second album “Nightmare Necropolis”, which is set to be released later this spring via Hells Headbangers on CD, vinyl LP and cassette tape formats. You can check out ‘Necropolis’ at this location. The full tracklist of the album reads as follows: ‘World Necrosis’, ‘Blood Lust’, ‘Necropolis’, ‘Sarcophagidae’, ‘Sickly Obsessed’, ‘Through The Flesh’, ‘Frenzied Hatred’ and ‘Coffin Defiler’. Eric Cutler of AUTOPSY contributed a guest solo to the album track ‘Frenzied Hatred’. More about CADAVERIC INCUBATOR at www.facebook.com/cadaveric-incubator-1537299173162374

Finnish Black Metallers AETHYRICK are streaming their upcoming third album “Apotheosis” in its entirety over here now. It will be released on January 22, 2021 via The Sinister Flame. The cover art was created by Timo Ketola. It was one of the final pieces he completed a week before he passed away. More AETHYRICK info you will find at www.aethyrick.com

Saint Petersburg, Russia based symphonic Black Metallers TRAGEDY IN HOPE have just released a new single entitled ‘Insomnious Autumnal Night’. The track will appear on the band’s forthcoming debut full-length “Sleep Paralysis” and is available for streaming at this location. The band will self-release the album on February 12, 2021. The full tracklist reads like this: ‘Lucid Dream’, ‘The Celebration Of Despair And Woe’, ‘Fighting With The Rain’, ‘Winter Wedding Ceremony’, ‘The Mistress Of Dark Art’, ‘Nightmare Lullaby’, ‘Insomnious Autumnal Night’ and ‘Sleep Paralysis’. You can follow TRAGEDY IN HOPE at www.facebook.com/tragedyinhope

Polish Black Metallers SZARY WILK have just premiered the track ‘Wilczy Taniec’ over here. It will appear on the band’s upcoming debut full length “Wrath”, which will be released on February 19, 2021 via Putrid Cult. The previously revealed ‘Mortuos Voco’ is still available at this location. The following tracks will appear on “Wrath”: ‘Mortal’, ‘Behind The Curtain Of Death’, ‘Mortuos Voco’, ‘Wilczy Taniec’ and ‘Wrath’. For more information check out www.putridcult.pl or www.facebook.com/putridcult

January 15, 2021

On February 12, 2021 Signal Rex will release “Derej Najash”, the debut EP from cross continental blackened Death / Doom duo ORDO CULTUM SERPENTIS on cassette tape format. The 13 minutes opener ‘Chapter 1’ can already be streamed over here. For more info please visit www.signalrex.com or www.facebook.com/signalrec

Northern California based technical Death Metallers OMINOUS RUIN have just premiered ‘Attuned To The Chasm’, a track from their forthcoming debut full length “Amidst Voices That Echo In Stone”, at this location. The album will be released on February 26, 2021 on CD, vinyl and digital formats via Willowtip Records. The following tracks will appear on it: ‘Ritual’, ‘Attuned To The Chasm’, ‘Deception’, ‘Chrysalis Of Flesh’, ‘A Feast For Shadows’, ‘Labyrinthine Torment’, ‘Consumed’, ‘Simulacra’ and ‘Amidst Voices That Echo In Stone’. All further OMINOUS RUIN info you will find at www.facebook.com/ominousruin

January 14, 2021

MALEVOLENT CREATION‘s Philip Fasciana just gave us an exclusive update about what the band is currently up to: “We’re writing the new album and recording it as we move along. Our bassist Josh Gibbs (ex – SOLSTICE) is recording it, just like the last album we did. We have 6 new songs and 3 that are mixed and mastered, titled ‘Spiteful Revenge’, ‘Empathy Becomes Extinct’ and ‘Heredtrocide’. Century Media will release 2 songs as videos in the spring and we are gonna write 5 more songs and a couple of cover songs. The new album rewards the end of the year and hopefully we will be able to finish all the tours and festivals that got cancelled or postponed due to Corona virus. We have a lot of touring to do. This virus couldn’t have come at a worse time. We are also going to play festivals and tours for the 30th anniversary of “The Ten Commandments” in 2021 and “Retribution” in 2022 as long as we are able to play live. We will play each album from start to finish with a bunch of songs from our catalogue of music that has never been played live before.” You can follow MALEVOLENT CREATION at www.facebook.com/malevolentcreation

January 13, 2021

Polish Black / Death Metal three-piece UPON THE ALTAR has just premiered the track ‘Wolfs Of Napalm’ right here. It is already the second to be revealed from the band’s upcoming debut album “Absid Ab Ordine Luminis”, which is set for release on February 19, 2020 via Putrid Cult. The previously revealed ‘Crown Of Weakness’ can still be streamed at this location. The full “Absid Ab Ordine Luminis” tracklist reads as follows: ‘Crown Of Weakness’, ‘Wolfs Of Napalm’, ‘Expire’, ‘Mortuus Est Rex’, ‘Blasphemare Absens Fides’, ‘Absit Ab Ordine Luminis’ and ‘Hapax Legamenon’. More UPON THE ALTAR at https://uponthealtar.bandcamp.com

Swedish Black Metallers SERPENTS have just revealed a first official video clip. You can check out ‘Worship The Reprobate’ at this location. The track is taken from their “The Brimstone Clergy” EP, which was released via War Anthem Records in November 2020. More SERPENTS at https://serpents1.bandcamp.com

German Doom / Deathers ABYTHIC have just premiered the track ‘The Call’ at this location. It is taken from the band’s upcoming third album “Dominion Of The Wicked”, which will be released on February 12, 2021 via Iron Bonehead Productions. The previously revealed ‘Augury Of The Doomed’ can still be streamed right here. The complete “Dominion Of The Wicked” tracklist reads as follows: ‘At The Treshold Of Obscurity’, ‘The Call’, ‘Endless Tides’ and ‘Augury Of The Doomed’. More band info you will find at www.facebook.com/abythic

January 12, 2021

On March 05, 2021 Saturnal Records will release a special boxset from Finland’s BARATHRUM entitled “Demo(no)s”. It will contain three vinyl albums with all the studio material that BARATHRUM recorded before their debut album “Hailstorm”, plus the “From Black Flames To Witchcraft” rehearsal. The boxset will be available with black, bone and witchflame-colored vinyls, housed in a trifold sleeve and includes a woven patch and a 12-page booklet with old interviews and info. A strictly limited die hard version also features a bronze pendant and A1-size flag. All additional BARATHRUM information you will find at www.facebook.com/barathrumofficial

Perth, Australia based Black Metal trio PESTIS CULTUS has just premiered the track ‘Black Tongue Hymn’ at this location. It will appear on the band’s upcoming self-titled debut full length, which will be released on February 12, 2021 via Signal Rex. The album was mastered by Henri Sorvali (MOONSORROW), the layout was done by Heresie Graphic Design Studio and the intro and outro features Mortiis. The previously released album track ‘To The Old Ruins’ can still be streamed over here. The complete “Pestis Cultus” tracklist reads as follows: ‘Lazarus’, ‘Into The Endless Darkness’, ‘Black Mass’, ‘Cursed’, ‘Black Tongue Hymn’, ‘H.H.L’, ‘Abel De La Rue’, ‘To The Old Ruins’ and ‘Apocrypha’. More about PESTIS CULTUS at www.facebook.com/pestiscultus

January 11, 2021

On February 18, 2021 Caligari Records will release “Syzygial Summoning”, the debut demo from Canadian Death Metal one man band PERIHELION GNOSIS, on cassette tape format. It will feature the following two tracks ‘Syzygial Summoning Of His Pale-Skinned Majesty (Sacrifice Of The Neverborn)’ and ‘Nebular Hypothesis (The All-Mother’s Cyclical Un-Birth, Genesis Of The Swarm)’. The demo opener can already be streamed at this location. For all additional information and pre-order details check out www.caligarirecords.com or www.facebook.com/caligarirecords

January 09, 2021

Indian technical Death Metal trio DEAD EXALTATION has just released ‘The Transformation’, which is the second single from their upcoming album “Despondent”. It is accompanied by a lyric video that showcases specific elements of the artwork by Aaron Pinto. You can check it out here. The previously released album track ‘Coerced Sewer Ingest’ can still be streamed at this location. “Despondent” will be released on February 05, 2021 on digipak CD and digital format. For more information please visit www.facebook.com/deadexaltation

On February 26, 2021 Chaos Records (in co-operation with Personal Records) will release “Catacombs Of Terror”, the debut full length of Athens, Greece based Doom / Deathers SLOUGH OF DESPAIR, on CD format. It was originally released digitally in April 2020 and then on limited edition cassette a few months later. A full album stream is available over here. All additional band info you will find at www.facebook.com/sloughofdespair

January 08, 2021

Brazilian / German Death Metal quartet INCARCERATION will release a new EP entitled “Empiricism” on April 16, 2021 on vinyl, CD and cassette. It features four brand new tracks. The whole material was recorded and mixed by the band itself and the cover artwork was created by Rodrigo Salvatierra. Each song additionally has its own illustration by Jenglot Hitam. “Empiricism” marks the recording debut of the band’s new guitarists Pedro Capaça (VIOLATOR) and Alex Obscured (OBSCURED BY EVIL, SPEEDWHORE). The vinyl edition will be released via Dawnbreed Records (limited to 500 copies, 200 hand-numbered on black / red and 300 copies on black vinyl). The CD will be available worldwide (except Brazil) via Dawnbreed Records. Misanthropic Records will handle South American territories. The tape edition will be released worldwide (except Asia) via Lycanthropic Chants (33 copies in papyrus / bone color plus slipcase, 66 copies come in red color plus slipcase and 100 copies in red color without slipcase). All tapes will be hand-numbered and include a free download-code. The limited Asian tape edition will be out via Deadly Throat Productions (100 hand-numbered copies). An “Empiricism” EP promo / teaser video can already be watched over here. You can follow INCARCERATION for regular updates at www.facebook.com/incarceration

“Oculus Rot”, the debut full length from Dutch Death Metallers BURIED (featuring former members of PYAEMIA), will be released via Brutal Mind on February 14, 2021. The following tracks will appear on it: ‘Retribution’, ‘Anti Body’, ‘Tornado Of Blood’, ‘Buried’, ‘Oculus Rot’, ‘Leech’, ‘Splintered’, ‘Paradise’ and ‘Tenebrous Worm’. Lyric and guitar playthrough videos for the album opener ‘Retribution’ are available here and here. For more BURIED information check out www.facebook.com/buriedmetal

Canada’s old school Death Metal duo ALTERED DEAD has just premiered the track ‘Thawing In Agony’ at this location. It is taken from the band’s forthcoming second full length “Returned To Life”, which will be released on January 25, 2021 via Memento Mori. The album was mastered by Loïc Fontaine at Krucyator Studio in France. The previously revealed album tracks ‘Prosodemic Realms’ and ‘Returned To Life’ can still be streamed here and here. The full “Returned To Life” tracklist reads as follows: ‘Mental Suicide’, ‘Returned To Life’, ‘Final Pathogen’, ‘Prosodemic Realms’, ‘Empostomb’, ‘Thrawing In Agony’, ‘Ensanguine Path’, ‘Rotting Outwards’, ‘…Of The Oppressed’ and ‘Into The Crypts Of Rays’ (CELTIC FROST cover). All additional ALTERED DEAD information are available at www.facebook.com/altereddead

“The Plague Of The Aeons”, the debut EP from Santiago, Chile based Doom / Deathers SPORAE AUTEM YUGGOTH, will be released on March 05, 2021 via Personal Records on CD format. Personal Records is the new label imprint of MAJESTIC DOWNFALL mainman Jacobo Córdova and will be distributed by Chaos Records. A full EP stream is available at this location. For more info please visit www.facebook.com/sayuggoth

January 07, 2021

Australia’s blackened Death Metallers STARGAZER have just premiered the track ‘Pilgrimage’ over here. It will appear on the band’s upcoming fifth album “Psychic Secretions”, which will be released on February 01, 2021 via Nuclear War Now! Productions. The previously revealed ‘The Occidental Scourge’ can still be streamed at this location. The complete “Psychic Secretions” tracklist reads as follows: ‘Simulacrum’, ‘Lash Of The Tytans’, ‘Evil Olde Sol’, ‘Star Vassal’, ‘Hooves’, ‘The Occidental Scourge’, ‘All Knowing Cold’ and ‘Pilgrimage’. For all additional STARGAZER information please visit www.facebook.com/stargazer-292821067421712

January 06, 2021

On February 05, 2020 Horror Pain Gore Death Productions will release a split EP of Pennsylvania based Goregrinders SEROTONIN LEAKAGE and CHARCUTERIE on CD and digital formats. You can already listen to an untitled track by SEROTONIN LEAKAGE at this location, while ‘Death Shroud Manducation’ by CHARCUTERIE can be streamed over here. For more band information please visit https://serotoninleakage.bandcamp.com or www.facebook.com/charcuteriegore

Spanish Death Metallers DEVOTION have just premiered the track ‘Virtue Besmirched’ at this location. It will appear on the band’s upcoming second album “The Harrowing”, which will be released on January 25, 2021 via Memento Mori. The previously revealed album tracks ‘Megiddo’s’ and ‘God Forlorn’ can still be streamed here and here. The complete tracklist reads as follows: ‘The Harrowing’, ‘God Forlorn’, ‘Megiddo’s’, ‘Brethren In Gloom’, ‘Valley Of Death’, ‘Birth Of Horror’, ‘Mangled Angels’, ‘Feast Of Esdras’, ‘The Mournful Beam’, ‘Depravity’, ‘Demon Sleep’, ‘Virtue Besmirched’ and ‘Penumbra’. “The Harrowing” was mastered by Javier Félez at Moontower Studios and the cover artwork was supplied by Diko Nursyahra. More about DEVOTION at www.facebook.com/deathmetaldevotion

January 04, 2021

Dutch Black Metallers KJELD have just premiered the track ‘Betsjoend’ at this location. It will appear on the band’s upcoming new album “Ôfstân”, which will be released on February 15, 2021 via Heidens Hart Records. The album, that was written over the course of 2017, 2018 and 2019, features the following tracks: ‘Betsjoend’, ‘De Iensume Widner’, ‘Wylde Rixt’, ‘Ôfstân’, ‘Asbran’, ‘Wite Fokel’, ‘Falske Doop’, ‘Skaad’ and ‘Konfrontaasje’. More KJELD info you will find at www.facebook.com/kjeldblackmetal

Memento Mori have signed Australian old school Death Metal trio PUSTILENCE. A CD version of their debut full-length will be out in 2022, Rotted Life Records will take care of the LP and tape versions. All further details will follow in the coming months. Rotted Life Records will also release a tape version of the band’s demo, “The Birth Of The Beginning Before The Inception Of The End”. For regular updates follow PUSTILENCE at www.facebook.com/pustilenceaus

January 02, 2021

On January 08, 2021 Swedish Black Metallers MALAKHIM will release their debut album “Theion” via Iron Bonehead Productions. The cover art was created by Mitchell Nolte and the complete tracklist reads as follows: ‘There Is A Beacon’, ‘Merciless Angel Of Pestilence’, ‘Slither O Serpent’, ‘Chalice Of Ruin’, ‘His Voiceless Whisper’, ‘Hammer Of Satan’, ‘The Splendour Of Stillborn Stars’ and ‘Theion’. A full album stream is already available at this location. More about MALAKHIM at www.facebook.com/malakhimofficial

January 01, 2021

INCANTATION‘s latest album “Sect Of Vile Divinities” was voted BEST ALBUM OF 2020 by you, the Voices From The Darkside readers, in our annual readers poll. The band’s guitarist / vocalist John McEntee already commented on the result as follows: “Wow that is so cool. I’m so happy. Nothing better then the support from the underground! Thanks so much for all you do for the scene – John.” Which other bands made it into the top ten and what kind of releases the Voices staff writers and a lot of musicians enjoyed over the last year you can check out in the full special here.