November 13, 2009
THE GROTESQUERY is the name of the second cooperation between Kam Lee and Rogga Johansson after BONE GNAWER. Kam and Rogga had several talks about creating a new band that would base its lyrical on stories by H.P. Lovecraft, Ambrose Bierce and Edgar Allan Poe and music highly influenced by the brutal style of early 90s Death Metal bands, with a touch of the avantgarde and an unorthodox and experimental feel. The band’s line-up is completed by bass player Johan Berglund (THIS HAVEN) and drummer Brynjar Helgeton (LIKLUKT). Their debut album will be called "Tales Of The Coffin Born" and is scheduled to be released on January 22, 2010 via Cyclone Empire. For more information check out www.myspace.com/thegrotesquery
"The Ones I Condemn", the new album by Canadian Thrashers SACRIFICE, will be released in Europe on January 22, 2010 through Cyclone Empire Records. The digipak edition also has one exclusive bonustrack. Here’s the complete tracklist: ‘We Will Prevail’, ‘The Ones I Condemn’, ‘Give Me Justice’, ‘The Great Wall’, ‘Tetragrammaton’, ‘Atrocity’, ‘Hiroshima’, ‘The Devil’s Martyr’ feat. Jed Simon (ZIMMERS HOLE, STRAPPING YOUNG LAD) and Dave Hewson (SLAUGHTER, STRAPPADO), ‘Ultimate Power Corrupts’ and ‘Desolation Alive’. Bonus tracks will be: ‘The Devil’s Martyr’ (Rob’s vocals), ‘Burned At The Stake’ (re-recording 2009), ‘The Entity’ (re-recording 2009), ‘Forever Enslaved’ (Live 2007), ‘Necronomicon’ (Live 2007) and ‘Soldiers Of Misfortune’ (Live 2007, exclusive European bonus track). For more info go to www.myspace.com/sacrificecanada
After just having re-released the classic NIRVANA 2002 recordings on CD Relapse Records will also re-release "World Without God", the debut full length by Finnish Death Metal masters CONVULSE on CD. It will be out on January 19, 2010 and also feature the band’s demo and possible live tracks.
The tape version of the new ASCENDED EP "Temple Of Dark Offerings" will be out on November 25 through Detest Records. The label will also release a 12" version of the first KRYPTS demo "Open The Crypt" in co-operation with Me Saco Un Ojo Records (UK) within one and half months. MIASMAL’s first 7" EP is to be released through both companies in early 2010 as well. At the end of 2009 / early 2010 Detest Records will release PUTRID’s second demo tape. Furthermore a bunch of STENCH OF DECAY shirts will be available within one month. Some copies of STENCH OF DECAY’s 12" version of their second demo are still available from Detest Records and Me Saco Un Ojo Records. More info about the future of Detest Records is to be found on www.detestrecords.com