November 16, 2010

DENIAL FIEND have posted a video preview of their upcoming full-length release on their official YouTube channel and Facebook page. Recorded at Mana Studios, the long awaited follow-up release to 2007’s "They Rise", "Horror Holocaust", is due out in early 2011 on Ibex Moon Records. The video features a clip of the album’s first track, entitled ‘Corrupted Flesh’. The current line-up of the band features drummer Rob Rampy (DRI), vocalist Blaine Cook (THE ACCÜSED), bassist Terry Butler (DEATH, SIX FEET UNDER, MASSACRE) and guitarist Sam Williams (DOWN BY LAW). "Horror Holocaust" will also feature guest appearances from Steve Swanson (SIX FEET UNDER), Ralph Santolla (DEICIDE, OBITUARY) and James Murphy (OBITUARY, TESTAMENT). More at www.myspace.com/denialfiendband

Swedish Death Metal horde INSISION is in the studio right now, recording a new MCD. They band already layed down the drum tracks on Saturday / Sunday and recorded the guitars yesterday. For more info and updates check out www.myspace.com/insision

The vinyl version of GRAVE RITUAL‘s debut full length "Euphoric Hymns" is now at press. It is limited to 500 copies (100 on maroon vinyl, 100 fire orange / black and 300 black) and will be released through Dark Descent Records. The LPs come with reverse board printed jackets, an 18" x 24" poster and double-sided insert.

Dark Descent Records will also release a DECREPITAPH / ETERNAL SOLSTICE split 7" EP (new material from DECREPITAPH and first ETERNAL SOLSTICE recording in 13 years!) and cassette / tapes of ANGUISH – "Dawn Of Doom" (Swedish Doom Metal featuring members of VETERNUS and GRAVELESS), MORBO – "Eternal City Of The Dead" (AUTOPSY-ish Death Metal from Italy) and MANDATORY – "In Torment" (compilation tape – two early demos compiled onto one new tape). All three tapes will have expanded layouts. These will be back from production at the end of November. More at www.darkdescent.net

BURIAL INVOCATION can be seen at Youtube performing ‘Obliterated In An Ignominious Grave’ at the Kill-Town Death Fest in Copenhagen, Denmark. Quality sound and visuals too!

OBSCURA has recently completed work on their brand new album "Omnivium" and revealed its track listing: ‘Septuagint’, ‘Vortex Omnivium’, ‘Ocean Gateways’, ‘Euclidean Elements’, ‘Prismal Dawn’, ‘Celestial Spheres’, ‘Velocity’, ‘A Transcendental Serenade’ and ‘Aevum’. The album was recorded at Woodshed Studio in southern Germany with engineer V. Santura (TRIPTYKON, DARK FORTRESS) and is expected to see a March 2011 release. OBSCURA drummer Hannes Grossman commented: "The recording process was intense and time-consuming, but it brought us many steps forward as musicians both individually and collectively. The songs are still catchy, but there are more epic parts involved, as well as faster and more melodic songs. The extremes of the band’s sound extend on all sides, so to say. Expect some things which have never been done before like this in Death Metal!" Additionally, Grossman is working on his first instructional drum DVD titled "Progressive Concepts for the Modern Metal Drummer". The DVD will feature different chapters about hand / foot techniques, blast beats, advanced double bass drumming, rhythmic modulations, and song and performance tutorials. "After the recordings for OBSCURA’s new album I decided to start filming because the energy of the recording process was still valid. The final motivation came from NILE-drummer George Kollias, with whom we toured in Japan. Thanks again, Bro’! Of course the DVD will not only feature solo and song performances, but also very deep advice about the things that I use, like finger control technique, hybrid techniques, advanced foot technique or odd-time signatures." OBSCURA has been confirmed for the Mass Deathtruction Festival in Belgium and Bang Your Head Festival in Luxembourg taking place this December. More info at www.myspace.com/realmofobscura

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