December 16, 2011

The results of our BEST OF 2011 readers poll are online now! Go here, to check out the results!

The vinyl version of CRUCIAMENTUM‘s "Engulfed In Desolation" is out now on Nuclear Winter Records as well. For more details check out www.nuclearwinterrecords.com

FUNERUS will be joining GOREAPHOBIA, ACHERON and MUTANT SUPREMACY tomorrow night (December 17, 2011) when they step in as a last minute replacement for FUNEBRARUM at Saint Vitus Bar in Brooklyn, NY. For more info on the show go here. FUNERUS’ latest album, "Reduced To Sludge", is currently streaming in its entirety at this location.

The title track from the upcoming new ASPHYX album “Deathhammer” can be checked out at this location. The band has published the following comment about the song: “To us this song is 100% real Death Metal! It’s heavy, aggressive and it simply can’t get more in your face than this. This song is composed by just a few shredding riffs which stick in your brain like a buzz-saw, vocals so angry that it could be a declaration of war, relentlessly pounding drums and a bass that roars like a tank. We are very proud of this song since it shows our view on real Death Metal: how we’ve always seen it, how we feel it and how we want it to be! Martin already roared a clear statement in the very beginning of this song: THIS IS TRUE DEATH METAL, YOU BASTARDS! And so it is!” The album will be released on February 27, 2012 (Europe) and February 28, 2012 (North America) via Century Media Records. Axel Hermann (www.axel-illustrator.de), has once again provided the artwork for the album. Recorded at The Mörser Studio as well as at Harrow Studio with engineer Harry Wijering, “Deathhammer” was mixed and mastered in Sweden by Dan Swanö, who previously worked with the band on “Death…The Brutal Way” as well as on the “Live Death Doom” release. The album’s complete tracklisting reads as follows: ‘Into The Timewastes’, ‘Deathhammer’, ‘Minefield’, ‘Of Days When Blades Turned Blunt’, ‘Der Landser’, ‘Reign Of The Brute’, ‘The Flood’, ‘We Doom You To Death’, ‘Vespa Crabro’ and ‘As The Magma Mammoth Rises’. In related news, ASPHYX will perform a very special “full album setlist” concert at today’s Eindhoven Metal Meeting at the Effenaar club in Eindhoven, the Netherlands, where the band will be playing their complete “The Rack” album for its 20th anniversary of release. Most recently, ASPHYX have been announced to appear at the next edition of Summer Breeze Festival, taking place from August 16 – 18, 2012 in Dinkelsbühl, Germany. More details can be found here. A live version of ASPHYX’s ‘Death The Brutal Way’ song (taken from the “Live Death Doom” DVD 2010 release) was launched online here. For all further ASPHYX news check out www.asphyx.nl or www.facebook.com/officialasphyx

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