» News Archive September 2009
AVUSLED is pleased to announce the release of its highly anticipated fifth full-length album, "Nullo (The Pleasure of Self-Mutilation)", on Ibex Moon Records in the United States. The album was first released in June 2009 on Xtreem Music and Metal Age Productions in Europe, and in Russia by Coyote Records. In Mexico / Central America the album will be released by American Line Productions and in South America by Sylphorium.
After several problems with the factory SLAGMAUR‘s "Rov Von Shelter" was just released as a digipak CD. The track listing reads as follows: ‘Drako Gigante’, ‘Fantom Eks Speriment’, ‘Lange Knivers Natt’, ‘Nattens Sorte Ord’, ‘Klokker Tramp’ and ‘Ramaskrik’. A vinyl version will be released soon as well. More info: www.slagmaur.com
The European CD version of MERRIMACK‘s "Grey Rigorism" is available now. Track listing: ‘The Golden Door’, ‘Omniabsence’, ‘Kirjath-Ra’, ‘La Sainteté Du Mal’, ‘Cold Earth Mourning’, ‘Grey Rigorism’, ‘When The Stars Align’, ‘Désaveu’, ‘In The Halls Of White Death’ and ‘By Thy Grace’. The running order of the tracklist will differ on the vinyl version due to the length of the album. It will be out as a gatefold 180gr double vinyl. The band will support MARDUK on their US tour at the end of the year. You check out the dates at http://errimack.satanslegions.com
One of Sweden’s newest, scruffiest and back-to-the-roots Punk bands IRON LAMB, consisting of some of extreme Metal’s most prominent figures in the scene, is now officially a part of the Pulverised Records family. Fronted by ex-Repugnant singer Graga Lindström, this all-star line-up also consists of Johan Wallin of General Surgery on guitars, Thomas Daun of Dismember on drums and "Swedish Death Metal Book" author Daniel Ekeroth, also of Tyrant and ex-Insision fame on bass. IRON LAMB is slated to record their debut untitled full-length and should see the light of day in the first quarter of 2010. Comments Pulverised Records A&R Manager Calvin: "IRON LAMB is probably one of the most unlikely kind of band to be on our roster, but their infectious brand of ‘filthrock’ (as what they call it!) and the straight-up MotÖrhead-esque riffs is absolutely something that we missed and loved from the old days. So naturally, there was definitely no question about it when the band approached us to work with them on the debut full-length album!" In the press statement by IRON LAMB axe-man Johan Wallin: "Iron Lamb are stoked on doing our first full-length on Pulverised Records! We are currently working on the songs, and will be ready to record during the first few months of 2010. Expect a whole lot of dubious preaching scumbag rock ‘n roll!" For all further info check out the band’s official myspace site www.myspace.com/ironlambofficial
Greek’s VARATHRON is finally back with a new album "Stygian Forces Of Scorn" via Death To Mankind Records. The CD includes 3 bonus tracks and a full color 16 pages booklet, while the LP edition comes with a gatefold cover on clear vinyl, limited to 500 copies. Also out on the same label is "Crippled Messiah", the second full length by American WITCH TOMB. The band is being described as "bestial unholy Black / Death Metal in the impure tradition of Profanatica, Blasphemy, Necrovore, Possessed and similar ones." The LP edition comes in a gatefold cover on transparent red vinyl, limited to 500 copies. You can check out sound samples at www.deathtomankind.com/label/samples.php
After five years of silence, Poland’s WITCHMASTER is back with a new studio album entitled "Trücizna" (Polish for "poison"). It will be released worldwide on CD as well as LP by Agonia Records and in the US by Ibex Moon Records under exclusive license from Agonia on November 10th. The tracklist reads like this: ‘Trücizna’, ‘Self-Inflicted Divinity’, ‘Total Annihilation’, ‘Road To Treblinka’, ‘Two-Point Suicide’, ‘Back To The Bunker’, ‘Bred In Captivity’, ‘Black Scum’ and ‘Trücizna’ (demo version). WITCHMASTER has parted ways with drummer Inferno due to his growing commitments to his mother band BEHEMOTH. His replacement is Bastek, who is also a member of SPINAL CORD and has played with HELL-BORN and DEVILYN. Furthermore, Reyash, the original WITCHMASTER bassist, has rejoined the band. He also plays with INCANTATION and VADER. For more info check out www.myspace.com/wearewitchmaster
The concert of SECRETS OF THE MOON, CODE, and SOLSTAFIR at the Musikzentrum, Hannover (Germany) on October 1 had to be relocated to the Magnet Club, Berlin at short notice.
Swedish BLOOD MORTIZED recently came along with the following news on their myspace site www.myspace.com/bloodmortized: "Blood Mortized are now ready to strike yet again. More music has been written and you can expect nothing but rotten to the core old school Death Metal. In the near future the band will hit Underworld Recording to record two brand new songs for a upcoming 7" EP. All of you old school Death Metal freaks surely know that the 7" vinyl EP is as Death Metal as it gets! We are now looking for a label that wants to work with us on this upcoming release. If you run a label and you are interested, contact us ASAP! We are also looking for a label interested in releasing the debut CD as a vinyl version. Likewise, if interested in releasing the debut as a vinyl: contact us ASAP!"
Brazilian Thrashers ANDRALLS have signed a deal for the worldwide release of their 4th studio album simply entitled "Andralls" through Xtreem Music. Originally released in summer of the same year only in Brazil, the band is now ready to hit the European continent for the 2nd time with an intensive tour of 25 dates during November and December 2009. The dates will be shortly posted on the band’s MySpace site www.myspace.com/andralls, where you can also hear some of the new songs. For a release scheduled by mid October, "Andralls" will include not only the 12 original tracks, but two live bonus on the Xtreem Music version.
Ireland’s FOR RUIN have released their second album "Last Light" – the album is available for Free Download (as well as on CD and high quality MP3) from the band’s newly relaunched website at www.forruin.com. The album will also be available through all major digital outlets (i-tunes etc.) soon but for now is available directly from the band. An Electronic Press Kit video for "Last Light" can be viewed here. The clip features interviews, recording footage and live footage and audio from "Last Light" and brand new digital EP "Enlightened". A brand new interview with the band can be found at www.metalireland.com. "Last Light" was recorded earlier this year with producer Alwyn Walker at Komodo Mobile Studios and it features artwork by Paul McCarroll who has previously worked with PRIMORDIAL, among others. The album features ten tracks of the band’s blend of melody, aggression, speed and strong guitar harmonies. "Last Light" was preceded by the release of a digital-only EP, "Enlightened", available from the band and shortly through CDBaby.
Reunited Swedish Death Metallers DESULTORY will begin recording for the yet-untitled brand new album in November. It will mark their first band effort in almost 14 years, since their last full-length album "Swallow The Snake" in 1996. Taking care of the production duties will be Tore Stjerna at Necromorbus Studio, Sweden (Watain, In Battle, Nominon, etc). DESULTORY lead guitar player Håkan Morberg commented on how the new album is shaping up to be: "The songs are a mix of fast and heavy melodic Death Metal with dark and melancholic lyrics, all in the true spirit of DESULTORY. The album will be a logical continuation of "Into Eternity" and "Bitterness" and will be a strong bridge linking the past to the present." For all further info check out www.myspace.com/desultoryofficial.
On October 26, 2009 Vic Records will re-release "Those Shredded Dreams", the long time sold out, legendary debut of Sweden’s FURBOWL. This re-issue contains 2 bonus video clips and a bonus disc with 11 tracks that the band recorded before and after their debut album, re-mastered by Mike Wead (KING DIAMOND / MERCYFUL FATE / BIBLEBLACK). The album has new (cover) artwork and extensive liner notes from Johan, Max and Michael. The tracklist reads as follows: Disc 1: ‘Damage Done’, ‘Nothing Forever’, ‘Razorblades’, ‘Desertion’, ‘Sharkheaven’, ‘Those Shredded Dreams’, ‘Desertion’ (video) and ‘Razorblades’ (Live in Uppsala 1993 video). Disc 2: ‘Hymn For Nathalie Rose’ (1993 demo), ‘Heart Inferno’ (1993 demo), ‘Only Inhuman’ (Demo 1992), ‘Buried Alive’ (VENOM cover 1993), ‘Shark Heaven’ (Live 1993), ‘Razorblades’ (Live 1993), ‘Day Man Lost’ (CARNAGE cover, Live 1993), ‘Nothing Forever’ (Live 1993), ‘Desertion’ (Demo 1991) and ‘Shark Heaven’ (Demo 1991).
The second album of Hungary’s Black Metallers BORNHOLM will be released world wide on October 26, 2009 through Vic Records. It was produced by leading Hungarian Metal producer Viktor ‘Max’ Scheer (EKTOMORF, SEAR BLISS) and will be available as an exclusive digipak with extensive artwork by Peter Sallai (MEMORY GARDEN, SACRED STEEL, FOREST SILENCE). SEAR BLISS’ trombone player Zoltan Pal performs guest trombone on the album.
Clarence "C.J." Jenkins, bassist for Philadelphia-based Thrash Metal band FAITH OR FEAR, died last Sunday (September 13) after suffering an apparent heart attack during the group’s performance at the city’s Arts, Music and Antiques Festival. Jenkins, 50, collapsed around 2:45 p.m. as the band performed under a tent on High Street, said FAITH OR FEAR guitarist Chris Bombeke. He was rushed to South Jersey Healthcare Regional Medical Center in Vineland, where he was later pronounced dead, said his sister, Karen Connors. Rest in peace C.J.!
The title, artwork and full tracklisting of RUINS‘ forthcoming third album "Front The Final Foes" are finally disclosed. It was recorded, mixed and mastered at Red Planet (PSYCROPTIC) and Crawlspace Studios and features the following tracks: ‘Breath Of Void’, ‘The Sum Of Your Loss’, ‘Cult Rapture’, ‘Annihilate’, ‘Front The Final Foes’, ‘Hallways Of The Always’, ‘Keeping This Crown’ and ‘With These Winged Words’. Two tracks are now available on the band’s Myspace page www.myspace.com/ruinsblackmetal. To be released on October 30th via Debemur Morti Productions www.debemur-morti.com.
The new GODHATE album will be released during the fall of 2009. It will be followed by a US tour that will take place in October / November, planned for 21 dates across the US.
On October 17, 2009 Masters Throne will release a DESASTER boxset entitled "20 Years…". The "die hard" version includes 3 picture disc LPs, 1 etched MLP, a booklet, a shirt, a patch, 1 box poster, 3 A1 posters (of older releases) and a DESASTER fan mag made in Singapore. The regular version includes 3 picture disc LPs, 1 etched MLP, a booklet and the box poster. For more information about prices, etc check out www.mastersthrone.de. In related new Iron Pegasus Records will release a DESASTER / SABBAT anniversary split 7" EP entitled "Anniversarius". Both bands are covering each other on it. For more info on that check out www.iron-pegasus.com. The band still has some merchandise in stock like the "Brazilian Blitzkrieg Blasphemies" DVD, 2009 shirts / longsleeves, sweatbands and so on… check out: www.total-desaster.de.
DETERIOROT are currently in the final stage of finishing and mixing their new album "The Faithless". The band started the recording process 7 years ago and the album was unfinished until now. DETERIOROT is ready to sign with Xtreem Music with a release date set for early 2010.
HOD guitarist Carl "Lord Necron" Snyder comments on band’s inclusion in "Slow Southern Steel": "The South will rise again! Now that we got your attention. HOD is a part of a new Metal documentary about bands from the South called "Slow Southern Steel". The film focuses on Southern acts that play Doom, Sludge, Death Metal. HOD represents the more extreme side of things in the South, so they asked us to represent the Death / Black / Thrash / whatever-you-want-to-call-it Metal in the South. The film includes live footage of the band playing that is shot with multi camera so it some cool stuff. HOD vocalist Beer Reebs does a killer interview in the film too. Any fan of Metal will enjoy this film." Coming in 2010 the 80-plus-minute film is executive-produced by Karim Khan (I’m Better Than Everyone Records) and directed by RWAKE vocalist CT and David Lipke with the additional and integral assistance of George Hancock, Alix Petrovich and BEER WOLF guitarist Christian Sweeney (who will be releasing a paperback version of the production) among many others. Catch the trailer for the film here. "Slow Southern Steel" will make its debut at the renowned Little Rock Film Festival in May of 2010 where many of the bands featured will be in attendance. The DVD edition is slated to be released in 2011 via fast-growing, vinyl-only (and now DVD) Chicago imprint I’m Better Than Everyone Records.
To celebrate and in support of the latest masterpiece "Necrology", Swedish uprising Death Metallers MY OWN GRAVE has scheduled a release-party gig at Club Destroyer, Sundsvall, Sweden to commemorate this event. Joining as direct support will be Swedish Death Metal band Hellmasker and also featuring Regain Records artist Totalt Javla Morker. For more information and details, please visit Club Deströyer website at September 12, 2009
VETUS OBSCURUM‘s upcoming mini album "Blood Revelations" was recorded at Cold Void Studio and mastered at Clintworks Studio. It features the following four tracks: ‘Vetus Obscurum’, ‘The Omen From The East’, ‘Antidote To Humanity’ and ‘Blood Revelations’. The band consists of KROHM’s Numinas, who is handling all instruments, while the vocals are a collaboration between Herb "Death" Burke (DRAWN AND QUARTERED, BELTFED WEAPON) and Mike Nihilist (IN MEMORIAM, ABAZAGORATH). "Blood Revelations" will be released on September 25, 2009 via Debemur Morti Productions. Two old demo songs, as well as an unmastered version of ‘Vetus Obscurum’, are available on the band’s Myspace page www.myspace.com/vetusobscurum.
OBEISANCE have chosen to make tracks from their two 7” EPs "Satanik Shoktroops Auf Doom" and "F.U.C.K.(Forever Unholy Christian Karnage)" available on CD format on Morbid Moon Records, to be released on September 15, 2009 (in a limited pressing of 666 copies only). This will include several old tracks re-recorded exclusively for this release and one new unreleased track (‘Blackthrash Manifesto’) for a total of 16 tracks. For more info go to www.morbidmoonrecords.com
MORTIIS recently completed work on 2 new videos to coincide with the release of the forthcoming album (working title "The Great Deceiver"). Here’s what frontman MORTIIS had to say: "We filmed the process and uploaded some of the footage to our YouTube channel, for the kids to check out. It’s pretty grisly stuff, but we’re incredibly excited about these videos. It was awesome to be able to just get into the process and being creative without the restrictive input from labels that we struggled with in the past. These videos, like the new music, totally blows everything we’ve ever done in the past, right out of the water, and we can’t wait to go public with all this stuff. We’ve just got so much new stuff going on, and it’s been way too long since we were able to release anything new, we feel like we’re about ready to explode." The "behind the scenes" footage has been uploaded in 3 parts to the official MORTIIS YouTube channel: www.youtube.com/officialmortiis