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March 28, 2020

Great Dane Records have signed Finnish old school Death Metallers SHRAPNEL STORM. The band’s second album will be released later this year. You can already check out the track ‘Forsaken Pride’ over here. More band information at www.facebook.com/shrapnelstormband

Topeka, Kansas based brutal Death Metallers UNMERCIFUL have just released a video for the title track of the band’s upcoming third full-length “Wrath Encompassed” at this location. The video was filmed and produced by Kansas City based Axel Harvey Productions. UNMERCIFUL bassist / vocalist Jeremy Turner commented on the song as follows: “We wanted this album to be darker, more relentless, and more punishing than anything we have done to date. We feel we have achieved that, and we feel this song is the embodiment of the new album.” Willowtip Records will release “Wrath Encompassed” on April 24, 2020 on CD, vinyl LP and digital formats. Here’s the complete tracklist: ‘The Incineration’, ‘Blazing Hatred’, ‘Predator To Prey’, ‘Wrath Encompassed’, ‘Carnage Unleashed’, ‘The Stench Of Fear’, ‘Furious Precision’, ‘Oblivious Descent’ and ‘Inexorable Decay’. More UNMERCIFUL information you will find at www.facebook.com/officialunmerciful

March 27, 2020

Canadian bestial Black Metallers BLASPHAMAGOATACHRIST have just premiered the new track ‘Black Nuclear Shadows’ at this location. The track is taken from the band’s upcoming debut album “Bastardizing The Purity”, which will be released on April 27, 2020 via Nuclear War Now! Productions. The following tracks will appear on it: ‘Intro (50 Cal. Demonic Chant)’, ‘Bastardizing The Purity’, ‘Black Nuclear Shadows’, ‘Abysmal Commands’, ‘Intro (Weapons Of Fire And Steel)’, ‘The Final Blood Orgy’, ‘Death Alchemy’, ‘Genocide Evocation’, ‘Intro (Apocalyptic Battlefields)’, ‘Fire Demons Of Blokula’ and ‘Evil Revelation’. BLASPHAMAGOATACHRIST features members of BLASPHEMY, GOATPENIS and ANTICHRIST (Canada). More info you will find at www.nwnprod.com or www.facebook.com/nwnprod

Japanese Death Metallers DEFILED have just released a live video for the track ‘Centuries’. It was shot during the band’s latest show in Tokyo and can be watched here. The band comment on the video as follows: “We just finished self-isolating at our homes for 14 days since we got back to Japan on March 14th and all of us are alright with our health. So we think it’s a right time to tell you our update. As many of you already know, our European tour was cancelled after 5 shows with mighty VADER, CHRONOSPHERE and FALLCIE. That sudden cancellation happened by the government decisions beyond our control. The tour was short but great and we sincerely apologise for all the fans who expected to see us in Europe. We’ll try to come back there when a normal life comes back and hope it’ll be coming in not so distant future. In the meantime, please check our live footage. Now it’s a difficult time for everybody in the world. Please stay healthy and be safe.” More DEFILED information at www.facebook.com/defiled

Finnish Black Metallers BYTHOS will release their debut full length “The Womb Of Zero” via Terratur Possessions on April 24, 2020. The track ‘Sorath The Opposer’ is already streaming at this location. The previously revealed ‘When Gold Turns Into Lead’ is still available here. The cover art was created by Kristiina Lehto and the complete tracklist reads as follows: ‘Black Labyrinth’, ‘When Gold Turns Into Lead’, ‘Sorath The Opposer’, ‘Omega Dragon’, ‘Call Of The Burning Blood’, ‘Hymn To Lucifer’, ‘Legacy Of Naahmah’, ‘Destroyer Of Illusions’ and ‘Luciferian Dawn’. More BYTHOS information at www.facebook.com/bythosofficial

Amor Fati Productions will release the “Deathtrip Transcendence” EP and the “Magicians Of The Holocaust” demo from Sweden’s THE THIRD EYE RAPISTS together on 12″ vinyl format. The following tracks will appear on it: ‘Endless Funeral Rapture’, ‘Deathtrip Transcendence’, ‘Jaws Of Hades’, ‘Magicians Of The Holocaust’ and ‘Den Universella Våldtäkten’. For all additional information please visit www.facebook.com/hetsmotallt

“…Only Death”, the second album from Braunschweig, Germany based MORIBUND SCUM, is available via Lycanthropic Chants as a limited cassette tape now (as pink shell, light blue shell, white shell and silver shell tapes, 30 copies each). All tapes are hand numbered and include a free digital download code. You can listen to the band’s stuff at https://moribundscum.bandcamp.com All further MORIBUND SCUM info you will find at www.facebook.com/moribundscum

“The Great Adventure”, the debut album from German Death Metallers MINENFELD, is also out on cassette via Lycanthropic Chants (light blue shell tapes, hand numbered and free digital download code plus 25mm pin). You can check the band out at this location. For ordering details please visit www.lycanthropic.de

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March 26, 2020

Peruvian Black Metallers ARCADA are streaming their debut album “Projections” in its entirety over here now. It will be released on March 27, 2020 via Edged Circle Productions. The cover art was created by Jose Gabriel Alegría Sabogal and the tracklist reads as follows: ‘Projections’, ‘IAO’, ‘O’, ‘Lunar Possession’ and ‘Setheus’. For all further band info please visit www.facebook.com/arcadablackmetal

Swedish Death Metallers DERANGED have posted an advance stream of their upcoming new album “Deeds Of Ruthless Violence” at this location. It will be released on March 27, 2020 via Agonia Records. More DERANGED at www.facebook.com/derangedband

On April 11, 2020 Purity Through Fire will release “Windseller”, the debut full length from Finnish Black Metallers NÔIDVA, on CD, vinyl LP and cassette tape formats. The following tracks will appear on it: ‘Windseller’, ‘Followers Of The North Star’, ‘Häilän Joiku’, ‘Into Polar Nights’, ‘Eclipsed By Goahti’s Blood’ and ‘Vindictive Old Ones’. A full album stream is already available here. For more information check out www.purity-through-fire.com

French Black Metallers AMNUTSEBA are streaming their debut album “Emanatism” at this location now. It will be released on March 27, 2020 via Iron Bonehead Productions. For all additional information please visit www.facebook.com/ironboneheadproductions

Swedish blackend Doom Metallers HEAD OF THE DEMON have just premiered the new track ‘St. Cyprian’ at this location. The track will appear on the band’s upcoming third album “Deadly Black Doom”, which will be released on April 30, 2020 via Invictus Productions in co-operation with their US allies The Ajna Offensive. The previously revealed ‘Dawn Walker’ can still be streamed here. The full tracklist reads as follows: ‘The House Of Peor’, ‘Dawn Walker’, ‘En To Pan’, ‘Set-Sutekh’, ‘St. Cyprian’ and ‘Voidsoul’. More about HEAD OF THE DEMON at www.facebook.com/head-of-the-demon-272786519504397

French Black Metallers BÂ’A have just premiered the new track ‘Des Profondeurs Je Crie’ over here. It is taken from the band’s debut album “Deus Qui Non Mentitur”, which will be released on April 24, 2020 via Osmose Productions. The complete tracklist reads like this: ‘Transept’, ‘Titan’, ‘Procession’, ‘Des Profondeurs Je Crie’, ‘Un Bûcher Pour Piédestal’ and ‘Outro’. For more BÂ’A information please check out www.osmoseproductions.com or www.facebook.com/osmose-productions-192865300755575

OMEGA INFINITY, the new project of Xenoyr (NE OBLIVISCARIS) and Tentakel P. (TODTGELICHTER), are now streaming their entire new album “Solar Spectre” at this location. It will be released tomorrow, March 27, 2020, via Season Of Mist. The following tracks will appear on it: ‘Uranus’, ‘Mars’, ‘Venus’, ‘Jupiter’, ‘Sol’, ‘Neptune’, ‘Saturn’, ‘Terra’, ‘Mercury’ and ‘Hosannas From The Basements Of Hell’ (KILLING JOKE cover, bonus track on the digipak only). The cover art was created by Xenoyr. You can follow OMEGA INFINITY at www.facebook.com/thedeepdarkvoid

March 25, 2020

Until the beginning of April you can download the self-titled debut album from French Death / Thrashers HATRED DUSK for free on their Bandcamp site. For all additional band information visit www.facebook.com/hatreddusk

Texas based Black Metallers BLACK VICE are currently streaming their upcoming second full length “The Alchemist’s Vision” in its entirety over here. It will be released on March 27, 2020 via Crown And Throne Ltd. on vinyl LP and cassette tape formats. The cover art was created by Artem Astaroth. More about BLACK VICE at www.facebook.com/blackvicetx

German punkish Speed / Thrash Metallers CRYPT DAGGER are streaming their new mini album “From Below” at this location now. It will be released on March 27, 2020 via Dying Victims Productions on 12” vinyl format. For all additional band information please visit www.facebook.com/cryptdagger

US Death Metallers PERDITION TEMPLE are now streaming their entire third album “Sacraments Of Descension” right here. It will be released on March 27, 2020 via Hells Headbangers. The album was recorded between September and October 2019 at Audial Warfare, Very Metal Sound and M.A.D.F. Studios and the mixing and mastering was handled by Jarrett Pritchard (1349, GOATWHORE, NOCTURNUS A.D.) at New Constellation. The artwork was supplied by SLAUGHTBBATH’s Daniel Corcuera. More PERDITION TEMPLE info can be found at www.facebook.com/perditiontemple

Canadian Black Metallers THE PROJECTIONIST will release their fifth full-length “The Stench Of Amalthia” on CD and cassette formats via Moribund Records on April 17, 2020. The first single ‘Covetous’ is already streaming at this location. All additional THE PROJECTIONIST info you will find at www.facebook.com/the-projectionist-1021842331170650

Black Metallers GOLDEN LIGHT have just premiered the title track of their upcoming debut full length ‘Sacred Colour Of the Source Of Light’ over here. The album will be released on April 24, 2020 via Iron Bonehead Productions. The complete tracklist reads as follows: ‘Sceptre Of Solar Idolatry’, ‘The Westen Gate’, ‘Dawn Of History’ and ‘Sacred Colour Of The Source Of Life’. A video for the previously revealed ‘Sceptre Of Solar Idolatry’ can still be watched at this location. More info at www.facebook.com/ironboneheadproductions

March 24, 2020

On April 25, 2020 Nuclear War Now! Productions will release the comeback album from Canadian Thrashers WITCHES HAMMER, “Damnation Is My Salvation”, on CD and vinyl LP formats. Three songs on the album are re-recorded versions of classic tracks from earlier releases: ‘Frozen God’, ‘Deadly Mantis’ and ‘Witches Hammer’ all originally appeared on the band’s demos, but are now revived and repurposed for the band’s new line-up. The other tracks are all newly written and recorded. The complete tracklist reads as follows: ‘Across Azeroth’, ‘Solar Winds’, ‘Damnation Is My Salvation’, ‘Within The Halls’, ‘Frozen God’, ‘Witches Hammer’, ‘Deadly Mantis’ and ‘Nine Pillars’. ‘Solar Winds’ can already be checked out here. More about WITCHES HAMMER at www.facebook.com/witcheshammerndhc

Chinese atmospheric Black Metal band ZURIAAKE will release their new album via Season Of Mist. The band comments: “We are very pleased to announce that we have sealed a brand new record deal with one of most famous metal labels: Season Of Mist. It is an honor for us to join the ranks of this label who have released a lot of great records in the long Metal music history, and Season Of Mist will definitely support us in bringing our music to a wider audience.” For more ZURIAAKE information please visit www.facebook.com/zuriaake or https://zuriaakecn.bandcamp.com

Russian Death Metallers PYRE have just premiered the new track ‘Across The Shores Of Emerald Fractals’ at this location. It will appear on the band’s upcoming debut full length “Chained To Ossuaries”, which will be released on April 27, 2020 via Memento Mori (CD version) and Dawnbreed Records (vinyl version at a later date). The previously revealed album track ‘Impaler The Redeemer’ can still be streamed over here. More about PYRE at www.facebook.com/pyredeathmetal

Dutch Black Metallers DODENBEZWEERDER are streaming their upcoming debut album “Vrees De Toorn Van De Wezens Verscholen Achter Majestueuze Vleugels” in its entirety at this location now. It will be released on March 27, 2020 via Iron Bonehead Productions on vinyl LP format. More DODENBEZWEERDER music can be streamed at https://dodenbezweerder.bandcamp.com

March 23, 2020

Norwegian Black Metallers ENEPSIGOS are streaming their upcoming second album “Wrath Of Wraths” in its entirety at this location now. It will be released on March 27, 2020 via Osmose Productions on digipak CD, black and limited edition white vinyl and digital formats. A video for the track ‘Pagan Rites’ from the band’s debut full length “Plague Of Plagues” can still be watched over here. More about ENEPSIGOS at www.facebook.com/enepsigosofficial

March 21, 2020

Xtreem Music will be re-releasing a few selected cult Death Metal demos from the 80s and 90s on 10″ vinyl, strictly limited to 300 copies (100 of each color), and in most cases, with limited t-shirts (50 pieces). They will only be available through the label’s online shop. The series is entitled 10 INCHES OF DEATHCULT and the first 3 that will be released are: SINISTER – “Perpetual Damnation” (Demo 1990), MORTICIAN – Demo # 1 (1990) + Rehearsal 12/14/89 and MASSACRE – “Aggressive Tyrant” (Demo 1986) + Live bonus. The series will furthermore include releases from bands like ACROSTICHON, CRUCIFIX, DETERIOROT, DISSECT, EXMORTIS, GOREAPHOBIA, IMPRECATION, KILLING ADDICTION, NECROPHILIAC, OLD FUNERAL, SORCERY and many more. Check out www.shop.xtreemmusic.com for release dates and ordering details and follow the label at www.facebook.com/xtreemmusic666 to get regular updates.

South American Death Metallers REPTILIUM will release a new four-song EP entitled “Adrenochromacy” on April 17, 2020 via Slam World Wide. The follow-up to 2019’s debut EP “Conspiranoic” was recorded, engineered and produced by REPTILIUM’s Nirah (guitar & vocals) and Cecrops (drums) at Valley Of The Death in Quito, Ecuador. The music for the EP was written and recorded by Nirah. The drums, cover art, lyrics and vocals were supplied by Cecrops. The mixing and mastering was done by Cody Fuentes at Rapture Recordings, Los Angeles, California. The following tracks will appear on it: ‘Le Grand Animal Du Maastricht’, ‘New Deadly Bastard’, ‘Refusing The Hidden Truth’ and ‘Massive Abduction’. For more REPTILIUM info check out www.facebook.com/reptiliumsect

Swedish Speed Metal Punks TØRONTO have just premiered a new track entitled ‘Lights Out At Bedlam’ at this location. It will appear on the band’s upcoming debut mini album “Under Siege”, which will be released on May 22, 2020 via Dying Victims Productions on 12” vinyl format. For more info please visit www.facebook.com/torontoswe

New York City based trio BEHOLD THE ARCTOPUS will release “Hapeleptic Overtrove”, the band’s fourth full length, via Willowtip Records on June 12, 2020 on vinyl LP and digital formats. The CD version will be released via P2. The first single ‘Blessing In Disgust’ is already streaming here. The full tracklist of the album reads as follows: ‘Quithtion’, ‘Adult Contemporary’, ‘Telapthy Apathy’, ‘Blessing In Disgust’, ‘Forgotten Explanations’, ‘Other Realms (Instrumental)’, ‘Perverse.Esoteric.Different.’, ‘Hapelectic Perspective Request’ and ‘Quithtion Overtrove’. All further BEHOLD THE ARCTOPUS information you will find at www.facebook.com/beholdthearctopus

“11069”, the forthcoming sophomore full length from French Post Black Metal trio AODON, is streaming in its entirety at this location now. It will be released on March 27, 2020 via Wilowtip Records on digipak CD, vinyl LP and digital formats. The album was mixed and mastered at Vamacara Studio in Clisson, France and the artwork was created by Ludovic Robin. More about AODON at www.facebook.com/aodonband

UK based Black Metallers THE HOLY FLESH are streaming their upcoming debut album “Emissary & Vessel” in its entirety over here now. It will be released on March 27, 2020 via Caligari Records on cassette tape format. More info and ordering information you will find at www.caligarirecords.com or www.facebook.com/caligarirecords

March 20, 2020

UNANIMATED’s “Ancient God Of Evil” (1995) and “In The Light Of Darkness” (2009) will be re-released via Century Media Records on May 15, 2020 on CD and LP. The release date of “In The Forest Of The Dreaming Dead” (1993) will also be announced soon. “Ancient God Of Evil” has been remastered from the original DAT tape by Dan Swanö, while the layout part was taken care of by Erik Danielsson (WATAIN). Both “Ancient God Of Evil” and “In The Light Of Darkness” will get a 180gr gatefold vinyl treatment with enhanced and updated layouts and liner notes. The liner notes are based on an extensive in-depth interview with Richard Cabeza. They will be released as a three-part series, split among the booklets of the three respective albums. The LP edition of “Ancient God Of Evil” will additionally also be available on transparent red (ltd. to 100), white (ltd. to 200) and silver (ltd. to 200) vinyl. “In The Light Of Darkness” on transparent red (ltd. to 100), lilac (ltd. to 200) and gold (ltd. to 200) vinyl. Richard Cabeza (bass) commented on the re-releases as follows: “We are very excited to finally be able to re-issue our three prior studio albums… And FINALLY see an official vinyl release of “Ancient God Of Evil”! It’s with great pleasure to see these old hyms of darkness and death rise from the undead once again to haunt the light! With new layout and sound that justifies the past, the re-issues of these vinyls and CD’s is definitely dedicated to our loyal fans! Beware…The firestorm is coming!” More UNANIMATED information you will find at www.facebook.com/unanimatedofficial

March 19, 2020

Swedish Death Metallers DERANGED have just released a music video for ‘Carnal Provision For The Rotten Masses’ here. It was filmed by Tobias Ankarbranth and Elis Edin Markskog of Wheelmust Production. The song will appear on the band’s upcoming new album, “Deeds Of Ruthless Violence”, which will be out on March 27, 2020 via Agonia Records. More DERANGED info you will find at www.facebook.com/derangedband

On April 24, 2020 Caligari Records will release “Knights Of Nuclear Hell Decibelfucking The Charred Remains Of The Christ”, the debut demo of Finland’s Black / Thrashers TEMPLAR, on cassette tape format. It was originally self-released digitally and on super-limited cassette in autumn of 2018 and features the following tracks: ‘Decibel Tyrant’, ‘Flaming Metal Supremacy’, ‘War Lesbians’, ‘Templaric 女武侠’ and ‘Renegade Templar Of The Radiating Deserts’. A full stream of the new remastered Caligari edition is available for streaming here. More about TEMPLAR at www.facebook.com/templar-763427124023362

Portuguese Thrashers VECTIS are streaming their new EP “No Mercy For The Weak” in its entirety over here now. It will be released on March 20, 2020 via Helldprod Records. More VECTIS info you will find at www.facebook.com/vectisband

Spanish Death Metallers AVULSED have just issued the following official statement announcing their new drummer: “The drummer’s curse continues in AVULSED and just 15 months after Rafael Aritmendi’s incorporation, he announced that he was leaving the band upon returning from the show in Bucharest (Romania), alleging incompatibilities with his studies, which would prevent him from being able to compromise thoroughly with the band. It was completely unexpected news, but we understand his reasons and we can only thank him for his time in the band and to wish him the best in his future projects in life. And without wasting a minute, we got in touch with our first option: Jorge Utrera, drummer in HOLYCIDE, the band where our vocalist Dave Rotten also plays. Casually, Jorge played two shows with AVULSED last December, replacing Rafael due to tendinitis problems that prevented him from playing. In these two shows, Jorge proved not only to be an excellent drummer with technical skills that adapt perfectly to the needs of the band, but also an excellent person, whom we have also known for 6 years, and his integration in the band will be immediate. Thus, Jorge Utrera is already, officially, the new drummer of AVULSED, who will immediately get down to work with the repertoire for live shows, but also the new songs that we are writing for the new album that we hope to be able to record in late 2020 or early 2021.” For all additional AVULSED information and regular updates follow the band at www.facebook.com/1991avulsed

Austrian noise avantgardists TRISTWOOD will release their new album “Blackcrowned Majesty” in May 2020. It is the successor to “Dystopia Et Disturbia”, which was released in 2010. In 2019 the band already released a compilation of three EPs under the title “Nyx”, which was initially made available mainly to the inner circle of the TRISTWOOD fanbase. “Blackcrowned Majesty” will take TRISTWOOD back to their roots of lightning-fast Black Industrial Metal that the band is known for. The following eight tracks will appear on the album: ‘First Re-Enthronement Of The Damned’, ‘He Who Traversed A Greater Oblivion’, ‘A Blackcrowned Majesty’, ‘Her Wraiths Through Stygonian Lands’, ‘The Hall Of Rauthra’s Fate’, ‘Acherontic Death Cult’, ‘Bone Cathedral’ and ‘Nightshade Eternal’. You can already listen to ‘Bone Cathedral’ at this location. More about TRISTWOOD at www.facebook.com/tristwood-117030138385682

On June 19, 2020 Iron Bonehead Productions will release the debut full length from THE RITE, “Liturgy Of The Black”, on CD and vinyl LP formats. The following tracks will appear on it: ‘The Initiation’, ‘The Black Effigy’, ‘Children Of Belial’, ‘Necromancy’, ‘Famadihana’, ‘The Bornless One’, ‘Echoes Of Past Lives’, ‘Sinister Minister’, ‘Trespassing The Chapel’ and ‘Past Lives’. A video for the track ‘The Black Effigy’ can already be watched at this location. THE RITE consists of A.Th (BLACK OATH) and Ustumallagam (DENIAL OF GOD) and plays morbid Black Metal with influences from bands such as MERCYFUL FATE, DEATH SS, CELTIC FROST, SAMAEL, GOATLORD, RIPPER etc. Prior to their debut album, a five-track mini album (“The Brocken Fires”) was originally released on cassette by Unholy Domain Records in October 2018 and re-released via Iron Bonehead on CD and 12″ vinyl formats in August 2019. More THE RITE information are available at www.facebook.com/the-rite-band-page-219647875291113

March 18, 2020

Austin, Texas based Black Metal project SARPA will self-release their debut album “Solivagus” on June 05, 2020. The following tracks will appear on it: ‘Cleanse’, ‘Triad Of Might’, ‘Predacious Dimensions’, ‘Evanesce’, ‘Anguishing Reveries’, ‘Solivagus’ and ‘Horizons Worlds Beyond’. The material was written and performed (all instruments, vocals) by David Baxter in various studios throughout Central Texas in 2019. The album was mixed and mastered by Tony Petrocelly of Trepan Studios. A first single ‘Triad Of Might’ is already streaming at this location. More about SARPA at www.facebook.com/sarpahorde

On June 05, 2020 Iron Bonehead Productions will release the self-titled debut full length from German Death Metallers SANCTIFYING RITUAL on CD and vinyl LP formats. The complete tracklist reads as follows: ‘(Tales Of The) Sinister Appearance’, ‘Into Obscure Abyss’, ‘Curse Of Evil’, ‘Obsessed By Gore’, ‘Carved In Rotten Remains’, ‘Stained With Rotten Blood’, ‘Throne Of Evil Atrocity’, ‘Mankind Devastation’ and ‘Abominable Death Rebels’. The track ‘Into Obscure Abyss’ is already available for streaming here. SANCTIFYING RITUAL released two demos and an EP prior to their debut album and the band’s line-up features members from (a.o.) DIVISION SPEED and NOCTURNAL WITCH. For more information check out www.facebook.com/ironboneheadproductions

“Krønike I”, the debut demo from Norwegian Death Metallers DØDSKVAD, will be released on cassette tape format through Caligari Records on April 24, 2020. You can listen to all 3 demo songs (‘Rike I Ruiner’, ‘Adelråte’ and ‘Pakt Med Dypet’) at this location. DØDSKVAD is a project of E.R. (DESOLATION REALM) with members from OBLITERATION and SOVEREIGN. For all further info please visit Caligari Records at www.caligarirecords.com or www.facebook.com/caligarirecords