January 27, 2011
GOREAPHOBIA are currently putting the finishing touches on their long-anticipated new full-length "Apocalyptic Necromancy". The 12-track long player was recorded, mixed and mastered by drummer Jim Roe and features new guitarist VJS (Kult ov Azazel, Crimson Moon, Demoncy, etc.). Comments guitarist Alex Bouks of the band’s latest output: "All of us in the GOREAPHOBIA camp are real excited about finishing the new record. The new tunes will once again contain 1000% occult Metal nihilism! The only way I can describe our new endeavor is that’s it’s very diverse and takes us back to the band’s roots. Jim has once again recorded and mixed the record at his home studio, Neanderthal. "Apocalyptic Necromancy" also marks the debut of our new guitar player VJS. There’s a highly positive and magical vibe for the band at the present time. For me, this record is a true progression from the song writing and production on "Mortal Repulsion". We hope to have it out soon for all our long time and newer fans." GOREAPHOBIA will release "Apocalyptic Necromancy" later this year.
The CD version of "Indhentet Af Doden", the debut full length by Denmark’s UNDERGANG, is finally going to be released on February 15, 2011 through Xtreem Music. It was previously already released on vinyl format, with only black & white cover, in January 2010 by UK based label Me Saco un Ojo Records. For the CD release the band encountered countless problems, which caused such a long delay until in November 2010 everything was finally finished and ready to find a spot in the label’s tight release schedule. UNDERGANG’s music is devoted to the most dense and heavy Death Metal such as ROTTREVORE, MYTHIC, very early GRAVE, CREMATORY (SWE), early AUTOPSY, early INCANTATION, MORTICIAN and the likes. Songs from the album can be checked out at UNDERGANG’s myspace site www.myspace.com/undergang666
With nearly 3000 copies the Cognitive Records reissue of DÉTENTE‘s "Recognize No Authority" album is sold out now. The band’s follow-up album "Decline" has also done well with over 1000 copies sold in the first few months already, yet the band decided to call it quits again. Here’s the official statement: "The band has put much work into the reunion and believes that while it has been hard work, that it has been a positive experience: having the opportunity to see so many of our friends on our last EU tour was especially cool! The fact is like everyone else, the band has daily responsibilities and the logistics of keeping DÉTENTE moving is no longer possible. While it is conceivable that we could get together for a festival in the future we believe it is time to call it a day. Thanks to everyone who has helped along the way, we value your effort and friendships." Vocalist Tiina Teal is currently looking for a new band, so anyone interested can contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org