December 06, 2011
EXMORTIS have inked a deal with Xtreem Music for the release of an EP in late December 2011 and a full length CD in 2012. The mini CD will be entitled "Resurrection… Book Of The Dead" and was recorded by Brian Werking at Shockwerks Audio in Tampa, Florida during September / October of 2011. It was mixed and mastered by Javier Fernández at Room 101 Studios in Guadalajara (Spain) in October / November of the same year. The tracklist reads like this: ‘Creation’ (intro), ‘Book Of The Dead’, ‘The Slaughter Begins’, ‘And There Was Pain’, ‘Deep Red’ and ‘Parade Of Chanting Ancients’. The cover artwork was created by Eric Rot Engelmann and was colorized by Tinamarie Linares. The release is scheduled for December 20, 2011 and until then you can listen to one advance track called ‘The Slaughter Begins’ on the band’s official MySpace site www.myspace.com/exmortified
French SUPURATION (aka SUP) are back with a retrospective compilation CD entitled "Back From The Crematory" that includes all their early and most brutal stuff from ’89 / ’90 before they started to experiment with clean vocals and more varied sounds. The CD includes the band’s self-financed mini CD "Sultry Obsession" (’90), their only demo "Official Rehearsal" (’90), the band’s very first studio recording "Haunted" under their previous monicker ETSICROXE as well as a 9-song live show, both from ’89. It comes with a remastered sound and packaged in a total old-fashioned layout. It also includes a 12-pages booklet featuring an exclusive retro-interview, liner notes, cover and tons of old photos and flyers.
Eight years after the release of their debut album "Impious Sacrilege", Sweden’s old school Death Metallers VERMINOUS are finally back with their sophomore album "The Unholy Communion". Some titles are ‘Keepers Of Chaos’, ‘Hordes Of Vermin’ and ‘Iesus Nazarenus Rex Insecta’. For more info please visit the band’s official sites www.myspace.com/verminousdeathmetal and www.facebook.com/hordesofvermin
Some other promising releases on Xtreem Music in the coming months include UNDERGANG – "Til Døden Os Skiller", MANDATORY – "Mandatory Death" (MCD), WINTERWOLF – 2nd album, ROTTREVORE – "Blind Sided Attack" (MCD) as well as EP and demo compilations by ADRAMELECH and APPARITION (pre – SORROW). More details at www.xtreemmusic.com
German Thrashers EXUMER have been signed by Metal Blade Records. The new album will be entitled "Fire & Damnation" and is scheduled for spring 2012 release. Comments singer Mem V. Stein: "We are extremely happy and proud to have found a home with Metal Blade Records, a label that has the "know-how", integrity and appreciation for what EXUMER is about and stands for. We tried to do everything "right", with this album, from writing the new material to working with Waldemar Sorychta as our producer. Hence, Metal Blade Records as a label is the most logical choice for the band, in order to be represented globally and reach every fan that is interested in what EXUMER has to offer in 2012, and beyond." EXUMER just completed recording their first new album in 24 years with producer Waldemar Sorychta (GRIP INC., THERION, SODOM, MOONSPELL, etc.). For all further info head to www.facebook.com/exumerofficial
Horror Pain Gore Death Productions will release a split CD between Japanese Death / Doom masters ANATOMIA and Illinois Death Metal fiends ABSCONDER entitled "Audible Assault" on January 3rd 2012. ANATOMIA will contribute the tracks ‘Forlorn’ and ‘Turbo Lover’ (JUDAS PRIEST cover), while ABSCONDER supply ‘Screams Engulfed By Silence’, ‘Consumed’ and ‘Plunging Into Unknown Depths’. This is the 2nd entry in the Price Slasher series that delivers high quality at the lowest price possible. It also includes a free sticker featuring the album artwork. More at www.hpgd.comoj.com
Uppsala, Sweden-based Doom Metal outfit ANGUISH will release their debut full-length "Through The Archdemons Head", through Dark Descent Records in February 2012, with vinyl treatment coming later in the year. Formed in 2007, the band released a demo entitled "Dawn Of Doom" in 2010. A video preview of "Through The Archdemons Head" can be found at this location. One track from the album, ‘Book Of Fox’, is currently streaming at this location. For more on Anguish, visit the band’s Facebook site