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January 25, 2022

Terry Butler (bass, OBITUARY, INHUMAN CONDITION), Rick Rozz (guitar, ex – MASSACRE), Matt Harvey (vocals / guitar, GRUESOME, EXHUMED) and Gus Rios (drums, ex – MALEVOLENT CREATION) have joined forces in a new band that goes by the name LEFT TO DIE. They are currently writing an EP and planning a summer US tour, performing the classic DEATH “Leprosy” album in its entirety, along with cuts from “Scream Bloody Gore”. Terry Butler commented the LEFT TO DIE origin as follows: “After the recent Chuck Tribute shows that Matt, Gus and myself did, Rick posed the question “Would anyone would want to see some “Leprosy” shows?” With a resounding “yes!” the masses had spoken. Matt and Gus threw their hats in immediately and in my opinion they were the only real choice to bring this thing to life!! LEFT TO DIE coming your way soon!!” Rick Rozz added: “It’s going to be an absolute honor and pleasure to play these 34+ year-old songs on stage with Terry after all these years, along with the talents of Matt and Gus – it’s gonna be brutal!” Matt Harvey reflected: “When Gus and I started GRUESOME as a DEATH tribute, we never thought that it would lead to us playing some of our favorite songs alongside the guys that recorded them, but here we are – and I couldn’t be more stoked!” Gus Rios issued the following additional comments: “When Rick contacted me about his idea I was immediately on board, since “Leprosy” is not only my favorite DEATH album, but my favorite Death Metal album of all time! I’m very grateful and stoked that Terry and Matt were also on board – the Metal will flow this summer!” More LEFT TO DIE info you will find at www.facebook.com/lefttodiedeathmetal

Swedish blackened Death Metallers ANGELBLAST are streaming their upcoming EP “Throne Of Ashes” in its entirety at this location now. It will be released on January 28, 2022 via Edged Circle Productions on 7″ vinyl format. ANGELBLAST includes members from EXCRUCIATE, as well as fellow labelmates DARKENED. The cover artwork was supplied by Juanjo Castellano Rosado (UNLEASHED, REVEL IN FLESH, GATES OF ISHTAR). For all additional ANGELBLAST information please visit www.facebook.com/angelblast666

Los Angeles, California based Death Metallers INSINERATEHYMN have just premiered the track ‘Intransitive Sanction’ over here. It will appear on the band’s upcoming second album “Disembodied”, which will be released on February 25, 2022 via Blood Harvest Records, in co-operation with Rotted Life, on CD and cassette tape formats. The vinyl LP edition will follow later this year. The previously revealed ‘Proliferation Of The Deceased’ can still be streamed at this location. The complete tracklist reads as follows: ‘Perpetual Anguish’, ‘Visceral Ignominy’, ‘Corporeal Inception’, ‘Proliferation Of The Deceased’, ‘Intransitive Sanction’, ‘Immolated Ascension’, ‘Cerebral Malevolence’ and ‘Bitter Loss’ (ENTOMBED cover). The cover artwork was created by Edgar Roldan. INSINERATEHYMN feature three ex – members of now-labelmates TRANSCENDENCE. You can follow them at www.facebook.com/insineratehymnofficial

Portuguese brutal Death Metallers ANALEPSY will release their new album “Quiescence” on May 27, 2022 on vinyl via Agonia Records. The digital, CD and cassette tape editions will be handled by Miasma Records and Vomit Your Shirt on April 15, 2022. The following tracks will appear on it: Locus Of Dawning’, ‘Impending Subversion’, ‘Elapsing Permanence’, ‘Accretion Collision’, ‘Stretched And Devoured’, ‘Converse Condition’, ‘Fractured Continuum’, ‘Spasmodic Dissonance’, ‘Edge Of Chaos’ and ‘Quiescence’ (Instrumental). The album features guest appearances from Ricky Myers (SUFFOCATION, DISGORGE), Angel Ochoa (CEPHALOTRIPSY, DISGORGE, ABOMINABLE PUTRIDITY, CONDEMNED) and Wilson Ng (FACELIFT DEFORMATION, VERMICULAR INCUBATION). It was recorded, mixed and mastered by Miguel Tereso at Demigod Recordings studio in Caxarias, Portugal and the cover artwork was created by Pedro Sena – Lordigan. All further band info you will find at www.facebook.com/analepsyofficial

January 24, 2022

On February 25, 2022 Hells Headbangers will release the fifth album from Norwegian Black / Thrash duo DEATHHAMMER, “Electric Warfare”, on CD format. The vinyl LP and cassette tape formats will be released on April 29, 2022. The cover artwork was created by Eduard Johnson and the full tracklist reads as follows: ‘Savage Aggressor’, ‘Crushing The Pearly Gates’, ‘Enter The Morbid’, ‘Return To Sodom / Soldiers Of Darkness’, ‘Rapid Violence’, ‘Thirst For Ritual’, ‘Thrown To The Abyss’ and ‘Violent Age Of Bloodshed’. Videos for ‘Rapid Violence’ and ‘Thirst For Ritual’ can already be watched here and here. For all additional DEATHHAMMER information please visit www.facebook.com/deathhammerofficial

January 22, 2022

Italian progressive Death Metallers SADIST (feat. OBSCURA’s Jeroen Paul Thesseling and ex – NECROPHAGIST’s Romain Goulon) will release their new album “Firescorched” via Agonia Records on May 20, 2022. It was recorded, mixed and mastered by Tommy Talamanca at Nadir Music Studios in Genoa (Italy). The following tracks will appear on it: ‘Accabadora’, ‘Fleshbound’, ‘Finger Food’, ‘Burial Of A Clown’, ‘Loa’, ‘Aggression / Regression’, ‘Three Mothers And The Old Devil Father’, ‘Trauma (Impaired Mind Functionality)’, ‘Firescorched’, ‘Rerek’ and ‘Accabadora (Atitai)’ (the latter two will be bonus tracks in the box CD edition. The cover art was created by Paolo Puppo. The album’s first digital single ‘Finger Food’ is planned to be revealed on February 18, 2022. For regular updates you can follow SADIST at www.facebook.com/sadstofficial

French atmospheric Black Metallers SILHOUETTE are streaming their upcoming debut full length “Les Retranchement” in its entirety at this location now. It will be released on January 28, 2022 via Antiq. The cover artwork was created by Lilas Dupont (Ondine). More about SILHOUETTE at www.facebook.com/silhouettebm

Italian Death Metal quartet SPIRITUAL DECEPTION have just released an official video for ‘Serpent’s Speech’ over here. The track is taken from their new EP “Oxymoron”, which was released last October. For all further information check out www.facebook.com/spiritualdeception

“LV-426”, the latest EP from HIDEOUS DIVINITY, will be released on 10″ vinyl via Everlasting Spew Records on March 04, 2022. It was licensed by Century Media and will be strictly limited to 150 “acid blood” colored copies and 350 regular black copies. The EP, which is conceptually a sub-narrative of the second Alien movie, includes the two brand-new tracks ‘Acheron, Stream Of Woe’ and ‘Chestburst’, as well as a cover version of COHEED AND CAMBRIAS, ‘Delirium Trigger’. A visualizer video for ‘Chestburst’ can be watched at this location. All additional HIDEOUS DIVINITY info you will find at www.facebook.com/hideousdivinity

January 21, 2022

Cleveland, Ohio based blackened Metal Punks HAMMR have just premiered the new track ‘Seeping Chalice’ at this location. It will appear on the band’s upcoming second album “Eternal Possession”, which will be released on February 11, 2022 via Hells Headbangers on CD and cassette tape formats. The vinyl LP version will follow later this year. The previously revealed album opener ‘Forces Of Sin’ can still be streamed over here. The full “Eternal Possession” tracklist reads as follows: ‘Forces Of Sin’, ‘Ritual Desecration’, ‘Seeping Chalice’, ‘Cascading Lustful Void’, ‘Suspicion’, ‘Negative Shift’, ‘Eternal Possession’, ‘Ceremonial Spite’ and ‘Torment Prevails Again’. More about HAMMR at www.facebook.com/hammr666

German two man Black Metal project IRATUS NEBULA has just self-released their debut full length “Natur Und Seele”. It features the following tracks: ‘Natur Und Seele’, ‘Das Weite Land’, ‘Essenz’, ‘Asche’ and ‘Winternacht’. The album will be distributed by Einheit Produktionen, Schattenpfade and Pesttanz Klangschmiede. For all additional information please visit www.facebook.com/iratusnebula

January 20, 2022

Brazil based Black Metal three-piece NECROMANTE will release their second album “XI” via Iron Bonehead Productions on March 25, 2022 on CD and vinyl LP formats. The following tracks will appear on it: ‘The Equinox Of New Aeon’, ‘Lucifer Rising’, ‘Serpentine Fire’, ‘The Phoenix Glory’, ‘XI (The Dark Night Of The Soul)’, ‘Pentacle Of Fire’, ‘Necro Fire Angel’, ‘Sentence Of The Dead’, ‘The Infernal Palace & The Red Death’, ‘The Venom Between Gods’ and ‘Solve Et Coagula-Astral Light To The Chaos’. The album’s title track can already be streamed at this location. More NECROMANTE info you will find at www.facebook.com/templodonecromante

Polish Death Metallers BAALZAGOTH have just premiered a video for the song ‘Aborted’ over here. The track is taken from their upcoming debut full length “Morbid Persecutions”, which will be released in April 2022 via Mara Production. The album was recorded, mixed and mastered by Filip “Heinrich” Hałucha at Heinrich House Studio and the cover artwork was created by Jesus Lhysta “Rotted Artist”. The complete tracklist reads as follows: ‘Desolation’, ‘Unholy War’, ‘Aborted’, ‘Suffering’, ‘Revenge’, ‘Reapers Of Minds’, ‘Pagans’ Hell’, ‘Eternal Oblivion’ and ‘In Nomine…’. For all further BAALZAGOTH information check out www.facebook.com/baalzagoth

Brazilian Death Metallers ESCARNIUM will release a new 2 song EP entitled “Through The Depths Of The 12th Gate” via Redefining Darkness on January 21, 2022. It features one brand new track (the EP’s title track) and a cover of AMORPHIS’ ‘Pilgrimage From The Darkness’. A full EP stream is available at this location. ESCARNIUM guitarist / vocalist Victor Elian commented on it as follows: “The riffs for this song were written by me between 2016 and 2017 and Nestor Carrera (ESCARNIUM, ROTBORN) worked his magic on the drums from Brazil. Since we were not able to release any material in 2020 as mentioned above, we figured it would be nice to release a single (or a EP in this case) to ‘break the ice’ and re-introduce ourselves to the world. I actually like this song very much. It shows a slightly different face of ESCARNIUM, with a denser atmosphere and more cadenced tempo. I think it illustrates an evolution and maturity of the band. Its lyrics have a very personal meaning to me and refers to depression and some other personal subjects, as well as the current world state of pandemic chaos. It was the first song I wrote after a deep and long period of depression, so it is very sincere and has a really heavy meaning to me.” For regular updates make sure to follow ESCARNIUM at www.facebook.com/escarnium

Swedish Black / Death Metal trio IN APHELION has just premiered a video for ‘World Serpent (Devourer Of Dreams)’ over here. The track will appear on the band’s upcoming debut full length “Moribund”, which will be released on March 11, 2022 via Edged Circle Productions. It was mixed and mastered by UNLEASHED’s Frederik Folkare. The previously revealed album track ‘Draugr’ can still be streamed at this location. The complete “Moribund” tracklist reads like this: ‘World Serpent (Devourer Of Dreams)’, ‘Draugr’, ‘Let The Beast Run Wild’, ‘Luciferian Age’, ‘This Night Seems Endless’, ‘He Who Saw The Abyss’, ‘Moribund’, ‘The Origin’, ‘Sorrow, Fire & Hate’ and ‘Requiem’. For all further IN APHELION information please visit www.facebook.com/inaphelion

“Fragments At The Edge Of Sorrow”, the second album of Chile based Death Metallers MORTIFY, will be released on March 25, 2022 via Chaos Records on CD format. The following tracks will appear on it: ‘Beneath The Emptiness’, ‘In The Amorphous Path’, ‘Ethereal Illusion Of Psyche’, ‘Fragments’, ‘Frayed Lunacy (Dying Sight)’, ‘Mindloss (Instrumental)’, ‘The Accursed And The Throes’, ‘Edge’, ‘Astral Sphere From A Bleeding Soul’, ‘Process In A Secrecies Of Thought’, ‘Contaminated Echoes’ and ‘Sorrow’. You can already check out ‘Ethereal Illusion Of Psyche’ at this location. The cover artwork of the album was created by Colombian artist Julian Mora. More band info is available at www.facebook.com/mortifydeathmetal

January 19, 2022

French Black Metallers HELL MILITIA will release their new album “Hollow Void” via Season Of Mist Underground Activists on March 18, 2022. A first song, ‘Dust Of Time’, is already available for streaming at this location. The band issued the following comments: “10 years have passed since the release of “Jacob’s Ladder” and the more things change, the more things stay the same. ‘Dust Of Time’ is the first song to be presented and it is a diary of all events that took place in the years that have passed since. It is a summary of bitter days, unshakable religious faith, urban filth, decay, death worship and an extremely bitter aftertaste.” All further HELL MILITIA info you will find at www.facebook.com/hellmilitiaofficial

On January 28, 2022 Mystískaos will release the third full length of Spanish Black Metallers NEGATIVA, “04”, on vinyl LP format. Distribution is handled by Dissociative Visions, while the CD version will be released by Nebular Carcoma. The album’s full tracklist reads as follows: ‘XXIII’, ‘XXIV’, ‘XXV’, ‘XXVI’, ‘XXVII’, ‘XXVIII’ and ‘XXIX’. You can already stream ‘XXV’ over here. For more NEGATIVA info check out www.facebook.com/negativa0

Orlando, Florida based Doom / Deathers DRUID LORD are streaming their upcoming third album “Relics Of The Dead” in its entirety at this location now. It will be released on January 21, 2022 via Hells Headbangers on CD and cassette tape formats. The vinyl LP version will follow later this year. For more DRUID LORD info please visit www.facebook.com/druiddeathcult

Spanish Death Metal trio SEPULCHRAL has just released a first song from their upcoming debut album “From Beyond The Burial Mound”. You can check out ‘Harbor Of Drifting Souls’ over here. “From Beyond The Burial Mound” will be released via Soulseller Records on February 25, 2022 on CD, LP and digitally. It was recorded by the band members themselves, mixed and mastered by Gorka Pérez and features a cover art by Jaime P.S. The following tracks will appear on it: ‘The Funerary Dirge’, ‘Harbor Of Drifting Souls’, ‘Ceremony Of Putrefaction’, ‘Sepulchral Fumes’, ‘Cursed Epitaph’, ‘Coffin Miasma’, ‘Tombstone Thrower’, ‘Caravan Of Putrid Flesh’, ‘Bastards From The Grave’, ‘Blood Freak’ (NECROPHAGIA cover) and ‘Eyes Like Burning Catacombs’. You can follow SEPULCHRAL at www.facebook.com/sepulchraldeathmetal

“Vulcanocide”, the debut full-length from the Netherlands based blackened Speed / Thrash Metallers VULCAN TYRANT, will be released via Horror Pain Gore Death Productions on February 18, 2022 on CD and digital formats. It will feature the following tracks: ‘Introcide’, ‘A Dirty War Is Waged’, ‘Demonize The Spirit’, ‘Eating Your Mind’, ‘Medal Of Honor’, ‘Pagan Ways’, ‘Remember What The Evil One Said’, ‘Work Of The Devil’, ‘Your Eyes And Ears Will Bleed’ and ‘Outrocide’. You can already stream ‘A Dirty War Is Waged’ at this location. The cover artwork was created by Daniel Shaw (TOXIC HOLOCAUST, DISMA, P.L.F., INSECT WARFARE). For all further band information check out www.facebook.com/vulcantyrant

Spanish Black Metallers BLAZEMTH have just released a lyric video of the song ‘The Return Of Lucifer’ over here. It is the title track of their upcoming debut full length, which will be released via Xtreem Music on CD, 12″ LP, cassette and digital formats on March 15, 2022. The album’s first single ‘Visions Of My Dark Soul’ can still be checked out at this location. The full “The Return Of Lucifer” tracklist reads like this: ‘Magik Invocation’, ‘The Return Of Lucifer’, ‘Inferno’, ‘War’, ‘Hecate’, ‘Visions Of My Dark Soul’, ‘In Fight I Die’, ‘A Passage Of Unlight’, ‘The Grummer’ and ‘Outro’. More about BLAZEMTH at www.facebook.com/blazemthband

“Of Kings And Gods,” the second album from the Netherlands based Power / Death Metallers SPARTAN, has just been released on limited edition jewel case CD and digipak CD via Pest Records. It was produced and engineered by Jakob Herrmann at Top Floor Studios and Jacob Hansen at Hansen Studios. You can check out lyric videos for the songs ‘Birth Of A God’ and ‘Prometheus’ here and here. An album teaser is furthermore available at this location. All additional SPARTAN information you will find at www.spartan-metal.com

Finnish Black Metallers MORMÂNT DE SNAGOV will release their fourth album “Exquisite Aspects Of Wrath” this Spring via Pest Records. A lyric video for the album’s first single ‘Words Corrupted’ is already available over here. More MORMÂNT DE SNAGOV information is available at www.facebook.com/mormantdesnagov

New Jersey’s blackened Death Metallers HATH have just premiered a video for their new single ‘Lithopaedic’ at this location. It is taken from the band’s upcoming sophomore full-length “All That Was Promised”, which will be released on March 04, 2022 via Willowtip Records. The previously released video for the album’s first single ‘Kenosis’ can still be viewed over here. The following tracks will appear on “All That Was Promised”: ‘The Million Violations’, ‘Kenosis’, ‘Lithopaedic’, ‘Iosis’, ‘Decollation’, ‘Death Complex’, ‘Casting Of The Self’, ‘All That Was Promised’, ‘Name Them Yet Build No Monument’. For all further HATH information please visit www.facebook.com/hathband

January 18, 2022

“Reflections Of Distant Dreams”, the debut full length from Chile based Death Metallers HALLUX VALGUS, will be released via Edged Circle Productions on March 25, 2022 on double LP vinyl format. It was originally released in Chile during the first half of 2021, but only in extremely limited quantities. A full album stream you will find at this location. More about HALLUX VALGUS at www.facebook.com/halluxvalgus666

On January 28, 2022 Amor Fati Productions will release both demos of German Black Metallers TREST on one vinyl LP. It will be entitled “Ordalium / Chambre Ardente” and compiles the band’s 2019 demo “Ordalium” and its unreleased successor “Chambre Ardente”. The following tracks will be featured on it: ‘1st Witch: Horne’, ‘2nd Witch: Debaraz’, ‘3rd Witch: Zdunk’, ‘4th Witch: Palles’, ‘5th Witch: Gesche’, ‘Chambre Ardente – Brinvilliers’ and ‘Chambre Ardente – Cour Des Pois’. For a full album stream please visit https://trest-parish.bandcamp.com

Madrid, Spain based Death / Doom / Industrial / Sludge Metallers INERTH have just premiered the track ‘Resilience In’ at this location. It will appear on the band’s upcoming debut album “Void”, which will be released on February 22, 2022 via Abstract Emotions. A lyric video for the previously revealed ‘Dismantle The Illusion’ can furthermore be watched over here. The full tracklist of the album reads as follows: ‘Precognition’, ‘Resilience In’, ‘Paranoiac Critical Solitude’, ‘Isolate’, ‘Dismatle The Ilusion’, ‘Deadline To Mankind’, ‘Visions Of Truth’, ‘Nadir’, ‘Brave New Cold War’ and ‘Reality Tunnels’. More about INERTH at www.facebook.com/inerthband

January 17, 2022

On January 28, 2022 Amor Fati Productions will release “Reverence”, the sophomore album from Swedish / American Black Metallers DET EVIGA LEENDET, on CD format. Digital and vinyl LP formats will be released by Mystískaos and Extraconscious Records, with distribution by Dissociative Visions. You can already stream the album track ‘Retch’ over here. The complete “Reverence” tracklist reads as follows: ‘Bloom’, ‘Visage’, ‘Retch’, ‘Estrange’, ‘Regret’ and ‘Yield’. For all additional information please visit www.facebook.com/detevigaleendet

The self-titled debut full length from Irish Black Metallers VALAIS will be released via Signal Rex on CD and cassette tape formats on March 04, 2022. The vinyl version will follow later this year. The tracklist reads as follows: ‘I’, ‘II’, ‘III’, ‘IV’ and ‘V’. A full album stream you will find at https://valaisband.bandcamp.com

January 15, 2022

“Release My Suffering”, the third full-length from California based blackened Death / Grinders GORESKINCOFFIN, is out now on all streaming platforms. It was recorded and mixed by Hunter Peterson at Desidarius Recordings. The album artwork was created by Chadwick St. John. “Release My Suffering” features the following tracks: ‘The Plague Father’, ‘Wrath And Ruin’, ‘Release My Suffering’, ‘It Will Not Die’, ‘Elegy For Mankind’s Failings’, ‘Defiant Misanthropy’ and ‘Lamentations For A Broken Angel’. A lyric video for ‘Elegy For Mankind’s Failings’ you will find at this location. The album is also available as a digital download via Funeral Goat Records. More band info you will find at www.facebook.com/goreskin.coffin

January 14, 2022

On March 25, 2022 Messor Grandis Productions will release the debut full length from Malmö, Sweden based GRAND HARVEST, “Consummatum Est”. The band’s style has been described as “dark and misanthropic Death / Doom Metal with hints of Black Metal and with epic / atmospheric elements” and was once called “Sweden’s most underrated Metal band” by the editor of Sweden Rock magazine. The album, that was mixed by Tore Stjerna at NBS / Necromorbus, features the following tracks: ‘Sol Maledictor’, ‘The Harrow’, ‘No Paler A Horse’, ‘As The Vultures Descend’, ‘Crowns To Ashes – Thrones To Dust’, ‘My Desolate Sea’, ‘Fatehammer’, ‘In Memoriam – Magnus Invictus’ and ‘Consummatum Est’. You can check out ‘Fatehammer’ at this location already. The cover artwork was created by Misanthropic-Art. For all additional GRAND HARVEST information please visit www.facebook.com/grandharvest.band

German Black Metal duo MORTUUS INFRADAEMONI will release their third album “Inmortuos Sum” via Iron Bonehead Productions on March 25, 2022 on CD and vinyl LP formats. The following tracks will appear on it: ‘Insepultus’, ‘Madness Rides With The Star-Winds’, ‘Omne Vitae In Tenebras Mergit’, ‘Abhominog’, ‘Ossuarium Of The Black Earth’, ‘Der Todten Tantz’, ‘Burning Time And Space’ and ‘Inmortuos Sum’. You can already check out ‘Ossuarium Of The Black Earth’ over here. MORTUUS INFRADAEMONI consist of ex – LUNAR AURORA members Profanatitas (drums, bass, vocals) and Nathaniel (guitar, vocals). More MORTUUS INFRADAEMONI at https://mortuusinfradaemoni.bandcamp.com

Soulseller Records have signed Norwegian Black Metallers DJEVELKULT. Their third album will be entitled “Drep Alle Guder” and will be released in May 2022. The band commented on it as follows: “We are proud to have signed with Soulseller Records to unleash our godslaying third album in 2022. This partnership is one that will bring new blood and strength to the cult’s might, and we promise you our strongest album thus far.” For regular updates make sure to follow DJEVELKULT at www.facebook.com/djevelkult

“Worship Death More Than Life”, the debut mini album from Brazilian Black Metallers ILLUMINATION, will be released on March 04, 2022 via Personal Records on CD format. The following tracks will appear on it: ‘Ngh W Srr’, ‘Lux Ferre Gnosis’, ‘Occult Science’, ‘UY Scuti’, ‘Thy Darkness’, ‘Venus Shukra’ and ‘Dead Photons’. Devilish (DARKSTORM, ex – CULT OF FIRE) and Renato Gimenez (VAZIO) contributed guest vocals to the album and the cover artwork was painted by Francisco Shcönmann. You can already check out a video for ‘Lux Ferre Gnosis’ over here. ILLUMINATION features current and former members of NERVOCHAOS, GRAVE DESECRATOR, COLDBLOOD, POEM’S DEATH and AGHORY among others. For all additional information please visit www.facebook.com/illuminationofficial

San Francisco, California based brutal Death / Industrial Metallers MÆNTRA have released a drum / guitar playthrough video for ‘Svadhisthana’ over here. The song is the first single from their upcoming debut album “Kundalini Rising”, which will be released on February18, 2022. A lyric video for the song is also available at this location. The full “Kundalini Rising” tracklist reads as follows: ‘Muladhara’, ‘Svadhisthana’, ‘Manipura’, ‘Anahata’, ‘Vishuddha’, ‘Ajna’ and ‘Sahasrara’. More about MÆNTRA at www.facebook.com/maentr3

On February 04, 2022 Signal Rex will release a split album from blackened Doom Metallers NATHR and ORDO CULTUM SERPENTIS, “Shadows Crawl”, on CD and cassette tape formats. The vinyl version will follow later this year. It features two epic-length tracks with a total playing time of 37 minutes. You can listen to an excerpt of NATHR’s ‘The Burial’ here and an excerpt of ORDO CULTUM SERPENTIS’ ‘Filii Serpentis Nigri’ here. For more information check out www.signalrex.com or www.facebook.com/signalrec

Germany’s blackened Death Metal duo THE SPIRIT will release their third full-length “Of Clarity And Galactic Structures” on April 01, 2022 via AOP Records. The album was once again recorded and mixed at the Woodshed Studio, Germany by V. Santura (with the drums being tracked at Iguana Studios by Christoph Brandes) and the cover artwork was created by Eliran Kantor. Here’s the complete tracklist: ‘Of Clarity And Galactic Structures’, ‘The Climax Of Dejection’, ‘Repression’, ‘Celestial Fire’, ‘Transition’, ‘Timbre Of Infinity’, ‘Arcane Wanderer’ and ‘Laniakea’. All further THE SPIRIT info you will find at www.facebook.com/thespiritband

DECRAPTED is a new Spanish Death Metal band formed in spring 2021 by Vicente Payá (UNBOUNDED TERROR, GOLGOTHA, BIS·NTE) on guitar / bass and Dave Rotten (AVULSED, HOLYCIDE, CHRIST DENIED) on vocals. Their debut album “Bloody Rivers Of Death” will be released on April 05, 2022 via Xtreem Music on CD, 12″ LP and cassette formats. It was recorded during the summer 2021 with the help of Camilo Pirata on guest guitar solos and Miquel Angel Riutort “Mega” on drums, who also took care of the recordings, mixing and mastering at his own Psychosomatic Recording studios. The lyrics on the album were written by Rogga Johansson (PAGANIZER, PUTREVORE, MASSACRE) and the cover artwork was created by Ukrainian artist Daemorph Art, who already worked for AVULSED and PUTREVORE. A first advance song can already be checked out at this location. The complete tracklist for “Bloody Rivers Of Death” reads as follows: ‘Bleeding Devourment’, ‘Forcefed Human Flesh’, ‘Cook On The Stake’, ‘Headless Haunting’, ‘As The Horror Comes’, ‘Bloody Cave’, ‘The Ravenous’ and ‘Meat Truck’. You can visit DECRAPTED’s official site here: www.decrapted.com

Mexican Death Metallers RAVENOUS DEATH have just premiered the track ‘The Ascending Chasm’ over here. The previously revealed ‘Portals To Non-Existence’ can still be streamed at this location and ‘Gore Vault Dismemberment’ over here. All three tracks will appear on the band’s second album “Visions From The Netherworld”, which will be released on January 24, 2022 via Memento Mori. It was mastered by Loïc Fontaine at Krucyator Studio in France. Its full tracklist reads as follows: ‘Intro – Trail Of Horrors’, ‘Caverns Of Freezing Torture’, ‘Plethora Of Blood’, ‘Kingdom Of Æternal Flames’, ‘Gore Vault Dismemberment’, ‘Hydra Dungeon’, ‘Path Of The Spawn Dogs’, ‘Burnt Children Of Moloch’, ‘Serpents Of Wretchedness’, ‘Portals To Non-Existence’ and ‘The Ascending Chasm’. More about RAVENOUS DEATH at www.facebook.com/ravenousdeathofficial

Lafayette, Louisiana based brutal Death Metal quartet GOLGOTHAN will release their debut full-length “Leech” on February 04, 2022 via Lacerated Enemy Records. A video for ‘Bottomless Pit’ is already available at this location. An official visualizer video for the album’s first single ‘Parent Organism’ can be watched over here. The artwork was created by Jai Benoit and the tracklist reads like this: ‘The Rack’, ‘Leech’, ‘Teeth To Eat You’, ‘Parent Organism’, ‘Gravy Train’, ‘Bottomless Pit’, ‘Lard Is My Shepherd’, ‘Winged Death’, ‘Christian Mingle Killer’ and ‘The Overlord’. All further GOLGOTHAN info you will find at www.facebook.com/golgothanla

Netherlands based Death Metallers ROTTEN CASKET, featuring Martin van Drunen (vocals) and Stefan Hüskens (drums) from ASPHYX, Yorck Segatz (guitars) from SODOM, Patrick van der Beek (bass) and original member Frank Bergesson (guitars), have just released their first EP “First Nail In The Casket” on mini LP and cassette tape via Lycanthropic Chants. The limited 12″ will be available on black (100 copies), golden (99 copies) and silver (100 copies) vinyl, all versions have black poly-lined bags, a 300gsm cover and 170gsm insert plus a download code. The tape version is limited to 100 hand numbered clear shell tapes, that come with a 170gsm cover and a free digital download. You can listen to one of the tracks at this location. For more ROTTEN CASKET information check out www.facebook.com/rottencasketdeathmetal

January 13, 2022

On March 24, 2022 Osmose Productions will release “Egrégore”, the second album from French Black Metallers BÂ’A. The following tracks will be featured on it: ‘In Umbra Et Luce’, ‘Domitor’, ‘Bellum’, ‘Fames’, ‘Obitusque’ and ‘Urbi Et Orbi Clamant’. A first track premiere will be revealed on February 17, 2022. More about BÂ’A at www.baa-band.fr

German Black Metal one man band FURIS IGNIS is streaming its upcoming debut full length “Decapitate The Aging World” at this location now. The album will be released on January 14, 2022 via Iron Bonehead Productions. More info you will find at www.facebook.com/ironboneheadproductions

Finnish Black Metallers AEGRUS will release their new EP “The Carnal Temples” on January 28, 2022 via Osmose Productions. It will feature the following tracks: ‘The Carnal Temples’, ‘In Death Rapture’, ‘Moonlit Coffinspirit’ and ‘Flesh And Blood’. A full EP stream is available over here already. For all additional AEGRUS info check out www.facebook.com/aegrusofficial

Finnish symphonic Doom / Deathers DEPRESSED MODE have just released a lyric video for their new single ‘Death Walks Among Us’ at this location. The track will appear on their upcoming third album “Decade Of Silence”, which will be released on May 06, 2022 via Inverse Records. The band’s vocalist Otto Salonen commented on it as follows: “This song is the opening track of our upcoming album. I composed the song 12 years ago, right after our “…For Death” 2009 album. We recorded a demo of this song back in 2011, and after that the band went silent. I’m really happy that we recorded it for our new album, and hope you all like it as much as we do! It represents the more Death Metal side of our album.” All further DEPRESSED MODE information you will find at www.facebook.com/depressedmodedoom

January 12, 2022

Norwegian Black Metallers ABBATH have just revealed a video for the song ‘Dream Cull’ at this location. The track is taken from the band’s upcoming third full length “Dread Reaver”, which will be released on March 25, 2022 via Season Of Mist on CD digipak, CD digibox, black and coloured vinyl and digitally. The full tracklist reads as follows: ‘Acid Haze’, ‘Scarred Core’, ‘Dream Cull’, ‘Myrmidon’, ‘The Deep Unbound’, ‘Septentrion’, ‘Trapped Under Ice’ (METALLICA cover), ‘The Book Of Breath’, ‘Dread Reaver’ and ‘Make My Day’. The cover artwork was created by Bjørn Stian Bjoarvik and the photos were made by Francisco Munoz. “Dread Reaver” was produced by Endre Kirkesola, ABBATH and Dag Erik Nygaard at Dub Studio in Kristiansand and Bergen Lydstudio, Kirkesola and Nygaard also engineered. The mixing was done by ABBATH and Kirkesola, while Maor Appelbaum (FAITH NO MORE, ROB HALFORD) took care of the mastering at Maor Appelbaum Mastering in Los Angeles. More about ABBATH at www.facebook.com/abbathband

Switzerland’s Death / Thrashers MESSIAH have added two new members to their line-up. Here’s the band’s official statement: “MESSIAH will start their 4th era in 2022. After the successful reunion in 2018 in the original 1990s Noise line-up, with various international live shows and the new album “Fracmont” in 2020, we have to reorient ourselves. Shouter Andy Kaina has decided not to continue musically and has left the band. We had to accept that, but we remain best friends privately. After a successful session we found a new singer at the end of 2021; Marcus Seebach from Chur, Switzerland (MASQUERADE, TASTE OF TEARS). The chemistry fit right away and we are looking forward to an exciting future together. Since 2021 V.O. Pulver (GURD, POLTERGEIST, PULVER) supports us live on stage on the second guitar. V.O. is the producer of our album “Fracmont” which was recorded in his Little Creek Studio, Switzerland. Already in 1987 he played some live gigs with MESSIAH. In addition to more live shows, a new MLP is planned, to be released via High Roller Records in 2022.” For regular updates you can follow MESSIAH at www.facebook.com/messiahthrashingmadness

On February 24, 2022 Caligari Records will release “Vomitous Manifestations”, the debut demo of Finland’s old school Death Metallers EXTINGUISHED, on cassette tape format. The cover artwork was created by Droll Meadow and the complete tracklist reads as follows: ‘Two Deadly Blows’, ‘Vomitous Manifestations’, ‘Unforeseen Consequences’ and ‘Devoted To Hades’. You can already stream the demo opener ‘Two Deadly Blows’ over here. EXTINGUISHED was formed in the summer of 2020 by members of SADOKIST and OBSCURE BURIAL. For more information please visit www.caligarirecords.com or www.facebook.com/caligarirecords

Canadian Black / Deathers BLACK DEATH CULT have just revealed a video for ‘The Unnamable’ at this location. The track is taken from the band’s debut album “Devil’s Paradise”, which was released on CD format via Hells Headbangers. It features the following tracks: ‘Infernal Triad’, ‘Double Monolith’, ‘Nightside Of The Pyramids’, ‘Epilogue’, ‘Captor Of Perception’, ‘.AM.’, ‘Funereality’, ‘Living Temple’ and ‘The Unnameable’. More BLACK DEATH CULT you will find at https://blackdeathcult.bandcamp.com

Germany’s melodic Death / Thrashers FINAL CRY will release their new album “The Ever-Rest” on March 18, 2022 via MDD as a jewel case CD and noble digipak (the latter will be part of a strictly limited box set). The album will also be released on vinyl. “The Ever-Rest” was recorded, mixed and mastered at Soundlodge Studio with Jörg Uken (GOD DETHRONED, DEW-SCENTED) and backing vocals and choirs have been supplied by Herbie Langhans (AVANTASIA a.o.) and Børd Wäsche (EYE SEE BLACK a.o.). An album teaser you will already find at this location. For all additional FINAL CRY info please visit www.facebook.com/finalcryofficial

“Belial”, the 2008 sophomore album from Las Vegas, Nevada based Black Metal band SATANIC CORPSE , will be re-released via Propaganda in February / March 2022 as a 3 panel digipak CD. The whole material was remastered at AudioAlchemiA studio. SATANIC CORPSE is the solo project of Belita Adair, who’s also the founder and high priestess of the “Satanic Church Of The Dead”. For more information, pre-order details or regular updates check out www.propaganda666.com

January 11, 2022

On April 22, 2022 Testimony Records will release “Rites Of Gore”, the third full-length from New Jersey based Death Metallers SENTIENT HORROR, on CD, LP and digitally. It was mixed by Jonny Pettersson at Studio Unbound, Sweden and mastered by Dan Swanö at Unisound Osterby, Germany. The cover artwork was created by Juanjo Castellano Rosado. A video for ‘Till Death Do Us Rot’ can already be checked out at this location. The complete tracklist of the album reads as follows: ‘A Faceless Corpse’, ‘Obliteration Of Souls’, ‘Swamp Burial’, ‘Rites Of Gore’, ‘Splitting Skulls’, ‘Descend To Chaos’, ‘The Grave Is My Home’, ‘Till Death Do Us Rot’ and ‘The Eyes Of Dread’. You can follow SENTIENT HORROR at www.facebook.com/sentienthorrorofficial

Filipino Death Metallers NULLIFICATION are streaming their upcoming debut album “Kingdoms To Hovel” in its entirety over here now. It will be released on January 14, 2022 via Personal Records. All additional NULLIFICATION information you will find at www.facebook.com/nullificationdeathmetal

On March 21, 2022 Purity Through Fire will release the debut full length from Finnish Black Metallers AESTHUS, “Hänen Temppelinsä Varjoissa”, on CD and cassette tape formats. The vinyl LP version will follow later this year. The album will feature the following tracks: ‘Hänen Temppelinsä Varjoissa’, ‘Vihani Alttarilta’, ‘Kuolonpolku’, ‘Jälkeläinen’, ‘Verta Saatanalle’, ‘Ikiyössä’ and ‘Tyhjyys, Ikuinen Kuolema’. You can already check out ‘Vihani Alttarilta’ over here. More about AESTHUS at www.facebook.com/aesthusofficial

Greek Death Metallers ECTOPLASMA have just premiered another track from their upcoming fourth album “Inferna Kabbalah”. You can check out ‘Appalling Abomination’ at this location. The album will be released on January 24, 2022 via Memento Mori (CD) and Rotted Life (vinyl and cassette versions). The previously revealed ‘Gruesome Sacred Orgasms’ and ‘God is Dead, Satan Lives (Rosemary’s Baby)’ can still be streamed here and here. The complete “Inferna Kabbalah” tracklist reads as follows: ‘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’. For more ECTOPLASMA info please visit www.facebook.com/ectoplasma-1579524392276613

Finnish Death Metallers HAUTAJAISYÖ will release their fourth album “Ei Hauta Kysy Lupaa” via Inverse Records later in 2022. A first single ‘Kuuleeko Kukaan’ has just been revealed at this location. The band commented on it as follows: “HAUTAJAISYÖ (Funeral Night) puts the cement shoes on and takes a dive deep into Death Metal. With this new song the band shows its heaviest side and tells a story about forgetting yourself for others. ‘Kuuleeko Kukaan’ (Does Anybody Hear) is the first single from the upcoming “Ei Hauta Kysy Lupaa” (Grave Wont Ask Permission) album that is coming in 2022.” For all further HAUTAJAISYÖ information check out www.facebook.com/hautajaisyo

January 10, 2022

Chilean Doom / Deathers VERBUM will release their upcoming debut full length “Exhortation To The Impure” on January 14, 2022 via Iron Bonehead Productions. The full tracklist reads as follows: ‘Intro’, ‘Abrahamic Sedition’, ‘Nihil Privativum’, ‘Interlude I’, ‘Silent Oratorium’, ‘Interlude II’, ‘Exhortation To The Impure’ and ‘Outro’. A full album stream you will find at this location. For all further info please visit www.facebook.com/ironboneheadproductions

“The Seven Tongues”, the first album from Greek Black Metallers ΑΧΕΡΟΝΤΑΣ (formerly known as ACHERONTAS) will be released via Zazen Sounds on March 14, 2022. The following tracks will be featured on it: ‘Lucifer-Breath Of Fire’, ‘Leviathan-The Fervent Scales In Reverence’, ‘Belial-The Enn Of Beliya’al’, ‘Satan-Exaltation Of Unbeing’, ‘Choronzon-Webs Of Alienation’, ‘Hecate-Queen Of The Crossroads’ and ‘ΔΡΑΚΩΝ-ΑPOTHEOSIS’. You can already stream ‘Hecate-Queen Of The Crossroads’ over here. For more ΑΧΕΡΟΝΤΑΣ information please visit www.facebook.com/breathoffire61

On January 14, 2022 Personal Records will release the complete discography of Arizona based Death Metallers CADAVEROUS QUARTET. The 2 CD set will be entitled “The Complete Agenda”. A full stream of both CDs is available at this location now. All additional info you will find at www.personal-records.com or www.facebook.com/personalrecords666

January 08, 2022

Swiss Death Metallers DEATHCULT have just premiered the track ‘Doxology And Putrescence’ at this location. It is taken from the band’s upcoming second album “Of Soil Unearthed”, which will be released on January 28, 2022 via Invictus Productions. The previously revealed ‘Swine Of Oblivion’ can still be streamed over here. The complete “Of Soil Unearthed” tracklist reads as follows: ‘Iron Beclawed Rules The Divine’, ‘On Primal Wings’, ‘Doxology And Putrescence’, ‘Trepanation Rites’, ‘Black Vapour Coagulation’, ‘Swine Of Oblivion’, ‘Funeral Trance’ and ‘Alastor’. For more DEATHCULT info please visit www.facebook.com/deathmetalcult

Portuguese brutal Death Metallers ANALEPSY will release their upcoming sophomore album later in 2022 via Miasma Records, Vomit Your Shirt and Agonia Records (vinyl only). The band commented on it as follows: “We can’t wait to present our most recent work. This has been a tight process, and despite all the changes the band went through, everything worked like clockwork. The essence of our music lives on!” For all additional ANALEPSY information check out www.facebook.com/analepsyofficial

Reunited Swedish Black Metal trio RIMFROST has just released a new two-track EP that depicts the story of a killer. ‘Killer Instinct’, the first of the two tracks (but the final one from the tale), was already released in October 2021. Now, the band has released both tracks as “The Rise Of Evil: Killer Instinct”. Here’s what RIMFROST had to say about it: “When we started to write music for the comeback, we really didn’t know what we wanted to write about, but we quickly felt that we wanted and that we should continue on the horror path from “Expedition: Darkness” since we all are huge horror fans, especially, we all share some extra love for 70s-80s slasher / zombie horror. After some discussions back and forth, we decided to create our own storyline that runs over 2 singles with our own made-up killer with inspiration from Michael Myers, Jason Vorhees, Leatherface, and all those classic killers. The story starts with ‘The Rise Of Evil’ (to be released later) and ends with ‘Killer Instinct.’ It all ended up as “The Rise Of Evil: Killer Instinct”, and we are very happy and proud of how it all turned out!” A full stream of the EP is available at this location. For all further band info check out www.facebook.com/rimfrostofficial

On February 11, 2022 Hells Headbangers will release “Eternal Possession”, the second full length from “proto Black Metal, Hardcore Punk and Evil Speed Metal” solo project HAMMR, on CD and cassette tape formats. The vinyl LP version will follow later this year. The following tracks will appear on it: ‘Forces Of Sin’, ‘Ritual Desecration’, ‘Seeping Chalice’, ‘Cascading Lustful Void’, ‘Suspicion’, ‘Negative Shift’, ‘Eternal Possession’, ‘Ceremonial Spite’ and ‘Torment Prevails Again’. You can already stream the album opener ‘Forces Of Sin’ over here. More about HAMMR at www.facebook.com/hammr666

Spanish Thrashers HOLYCIDE have just released video # 2 (out of the series of 10) from their second album “Fist To Face”, which was released back in February 2020. You can watch ‘Empty Cyber Life’ at this location. The first video for the album’s title track can still be watched over here. A complete album stream is available at this location. You can follow HOLYCIDE at www.facebook.com/holycide

January 07, 2022

Los Angeles, California based Death Metallers INSINERATEHYMN will release their second album “Disembodied” on February 25, 2022 via Blood Harvest Records (in co-operation with Rotted Life) on CD and cassette tape formats. The vinyl LP edition will follow later this year. The “Disembodied” cover artwork was created by Edgar Roldan and the full tracklist reads as follows: ‘Perpetual Anguish’, ‘Visceral Ignominy’, ‘Corporeal Inception’, ‘Proliferation Of The Deceased’, ‘Intransitive Sanction’, ‘Immolated Ascension’, ‘Cerebral Malevolence’ and ‘Bitter Loss’ (ENTOMBED cover). INSINERATEHYMN features three ex – members of TRANSCENDENCE. For all additional information please visit www.facebook.com/insineratehymnofficial

January 06, 2022

“Basom Gryphos”, the second album from Basque Death Metal duo PESTILENGTH, will be released on March 11, 2022 via Nuclear Winter Records, in co-operation with Sentient Ruin and Goat Throne, on CD, vinyl LP and cassette tape formats. The album track ‘Thelegm’ is already streaming over here. The complete tracklist reads as follows: ‘Tamm’, ‘Engtlant Suhb’, ‘Phorme’, ‘Thelegm’, ‘Tephra Codex’, ‘Exertion’, ‘Chrome’ and ‘Vexed’. More PESTILENGTH at https://pestilength.bandcamp.com

On February 25, 2022 Everlasting Spew Records will release a split between RITUAL NECROMANCY and FOSSILIZATION on MCD, tape and digitally. The vinyl edition will follow in late 2022. You can already listen to ‘Exalted In The Altar Of Insignificance’ from FOSSILIZATION at this location. All additional information about both bands you will find at www.facebook.com/ritualnecromancy and www.facebook.com/fossilization

On March 15, 2022 Inhuman Assault Productions will release “Retaliation Warfare”, the second album of Nevada’s TRIUMPH, on CD, vinyl LP and cassette tape formats. The following tracks will appear on it: ‘Holocaust Siege’, ‘Slave Parasite’, ‘Oblivion Barrage’, ‘Conquer Or Succumb’, ‘Inexorable Force’, ‘Annihilate The Inferior’, ‘Sigil Conflagration’ and ‘Affliction Storm’. You can already stream ‘Oblivion Barrage’ over here. For more TRIUMPH please visit https://triumph2.bandcamp.com

Greek Death / Thrashers VICIOUS KNIGHTS have just premiered the track ‘Swing From The Grave’ at this location. It will appear on the band’s upcoming debut full length “Alteration Through Possession”, which will be released on January 28, 2022 via Dying Victims Productions. The previously revealed album tracks ‘They Cast No Shadow’ and ‘The Boneghoul King (The Miserly)’ can still be checked out here and here. The complete “Alteration Through Possession” tracklist reads as follows: ‘Infestation’, ‘From Nothingness (To A Slave Of Darkness)’, ‘The Boneghoul King (The Miserly)’, ‘They Cast No Shadow’, ‘Sleep With The Ghouls’, ‘Vicious Knights’, ‘Swing From The Grave’, ‘It Was In My House’ and ‘Disenchanting The Matter (The Statue Is Alive)’. More about VICIOUS KNIGHTS at www.facebook.com/viciousknights.band

January 05, 2022

On March 21, 2021 Purity Through Fire will release “No Peace – No Dawn”, the debut full length from Chile based Black Metal duo AD FINEM OMNIA, on digipak CD format. You can already stream the album closer ‘The Solipsist’ at this location. The full “No Peace – No Dawn” tracklist reads as follows: ‘Vultures’, ‘The Abyss’, ‘Solve: Route To Extinction’, ‘Coagula: Promethean Fire’, ‘Doomed To Death’, ‘Pitch Black’, ‘In Defiance’, ‘Of Agony And Emptiness’ and ‘The Solipsist’. For all further AD FINEM OMNIA information please visit www.facebook.com/adfinemomnia

Australian blackened Thrash Metal duo HELL MACHINE has just released an official video for ‘Devil Spawn’ over here. The track is taken from their sophomore album “Relentless Aggression”, which was released on November 27, 2021. A full stream you will find at this location. More HELL MACHINE information is available at www.facebook.com/hellmachineaus

January 04, 2022

International Death Metallers DARKENED are streaming their new EP “Mourn The Dying Light” at this location now. It will be released on January 07, 2021 via Edged Circle Productions on 7″ vinyl format. The cover artwork was supplied by Juanjo Castellano Rosado (UNLEASHED, THE BLACK DALHIA MURDER, GATES OF ISHTAR). More about DARKENED at www.facebook.com/darkeneddeathmetal

On January 06, 2022 Polish blackened Death Metallers SOTHORIS will release their second full length “Wpiekłowstąpienie” (eng. “Harrowing Of Hell”) 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 (Tetra Wave Studio) and the cover artwork was created by Polish artist Bartosz Muszyński. A full album stream will be available today at 3PM CET at this location. For all further SOTHORIS information please visit www.facebook.com/sothorisband

Arizona based Death Metal one man project THORN has just premiered the track ‘Hellmouth’ at this location. It will appear on THORN’s upcoming second album “Yawning Depths”, which will be released on February 04, 2022 via Chaos Records on CD format. The vinyl LP version will be released later in 2022, while the cassette tape version will be released by Gurgling Gore. The previously revealed album track ‘Cavernous Shrines’ can still be streamed over here. The full “Yawning Depths” tracklist reads as follows: ‘Hellmouth’, ‘Yawning Depths’, ‘Cavernous Shrines’, ‘Noxious Existence’, ‘Judgement’s Throne’, ‘Lapis Lazuli’, ‘Unknown Body Of Light’ and ‘Graven Moonglow’. More THORN at https://thornx.bandcamp.com

January 03, 2022

“Vile Emergence”, the new EP from Chicago, Illinois based Death Metallers CRYPTUM, will be released via Caligari Records on February 24, 2022 on CD and cassette tape formats. You can already check out the title track over here. The full tracklist of the EP reads as follows: ‘Torrent Of Infinite Time’, ‘Volitional Sacrilege’, ‘Dead Celestial Bodies’ and ‘Vile Emergence’. For more CRYPTUM info please visit www.facebook.com/cryptumcrew

January 02, 2022

Malte Gericke, bass player and vocalist of Basque / German Death / Thrashers SIJJIN, issued the following comments on winning our BEST OF 2021 READERS POLL: “Unbelievable, this is insane. We never expected such an overwhelming feedback and feel truly honored. But, as we said it on “Sumerian Promises” already, this album is for all of you folks. We are all one scene and every band (on this list or not) takes the same place and the same price, namely being an important part of the worldwide underground of extreme Metal. So keep supporting bands, fanzines and fans and be proud to be members of the cult of Heavy Metal. Thank you all so much for your support, see you on the road hopefully soon!” In case you missed our poll results, you can still check them out here

January 01, 2022

Florida based Doom / Deathers DRUID LORD have just premiered the title track of their upcoming third full length “Relics Of The Dead” at this location. The album will be released on January 21, 2022 via Hells Headbangers on CD and cassette tape formats. The vinyl LP version will follow later next year. The previously revealed tracks ‘Festering Tombs’ and ‘Thirteen Days Of Death’ can still be checked out here and here. The complete tracklist of the album reads as follows: ‘Relics Of The Dead’, ‘Thirteen Days Of Death’, ‘Mangled As The Hideous Feed’, ‘Nightside Conjuring’, ‘Immolated Into Ashes’, ‘Festering Tombs’, ‘Monarch Macabre’ and ‘Ethereal Decay’. For all further DRUID LORD info please visit www.facebook.com/druiddeathcult

Happy New Year everyone! The results of our BEST OF 2021 READERS POLL are here! Thanks to every single one of you who sent us a list of his / her favorite releases of last year. You can check out the results right here.