June 29, 2011
Sweden’s BLOOD MORTIZED are currently in the studio recording the band’s new album "The Key To A Black Heart". The band has also checked in to make the following announcement: "We are really pleased to be able to reveal the name of our new bass player! Drum roll and here he is… Mattias Söderlund joins BLOOD MORTIZED! He will punish his bass on our upcoming album. He is mainly known for A: being a really nice guy B: playing bass with legendary Swedish Punk band CHARTA 77. It will be great to finally get to record proper bass lines and work on a crushing bass sound on the upcoming album "The Key To A Black Heart". We are very happy to have him on board and we welcome him to the band with a massive traktor bas and a bloody cheers!" Selected tracks from BLOOD MORTIZED’s 2009 self-titled debut and this year’s "Bestial" EP are currently streaming on the band’s official Myspace page www.myspace.com/bloodmortized. Earlier this year, Chaos Records announced the signing of BLOOD MORTIZED for their upcoming EP "Bestial". The EP was recorded, mixed, mastered and produced by drummer Mattias Borgh at Underworld Recording, Sweden. Featuring artwork from Thomas Kynst and Daniel Devilish the four track EP is slated for a June / July 2011 release on both CD and vinyl format. Here’s the "Bestial" tracklisting: ‘Bestial’, ‘Of Dust And Doom’, ‘Shadows Of The Quarter Sun’ and ‘Rekviem’.
The long awaited new DENIAL FIEND album "Horror Holocaust", the follow-up release to 2007’s "They Rise", is scheduled for a US release date of August 02, 2011 through Ibex Moon Records. The current line-up of the band features drummer Rob Rampy (DRI, THE SPEARS), vocalist Blaine Cook (THE ACCUSED, THE FARTZ), bassist Terry Butler (DEATH, SIX FEET UNDER, MASSACRE, OBITUARY) and guitarist Sam Williams (DOWN BY LAW, THE SPEARS). "Horror Holocaust" was recorded at Mana Studios and also features guest appearances from Steve Swanson (SIX FEET UNDER), Ralph Santolla (DEICIDE, OBITUARY) and James Murphy (OBITUARY, TESTAMENT). DENIAL FIEND has posted a video preview featuring a clip of the first song on "Horror Holocaust" called ‘Corrupted Flesh’ at this location http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2djzefW1afI. Additionally, the band is currently streaming several tracks from the album on their ReverbNation page, located at www.reverbnation.com/denialfiend. Bassist Terry Butler comments on the album: "Horror Holocaust" is quite simply one of the best records I’ve played on. It’s an perfect mix of Thrash, Punk and Death Metal. The songs are aggressive, tight and heavy. I’m very proud of this one." To celebrate the release of "Horror Holocaust", DENIAL FIEND has teamed up with HorrorMerch.com, Plan 916 Guitars, Ibex Moon Records and the makers of Afterparty Massacre to give away a Sam Williams custom guitar featuring artwork from the album. Also available in the giveaway is an autographed copy of the "Afterparty Massacre" movie CD soundtrack, 7" and also a weapon prop of your choice from the movie. Plus 10 runners up will be getting a copy of the "Horror Holocaust" CD and a pack of CDs from Ibex Moon Records. Head over to www.HorrorMerch.com for details.
ABORYM have inked a worlwide deal with Agonia Records. Here’s a statement of singer / bass player Fabban: "I know this label very well. We decided to sing up with Agonia Records exactly because we need to be followed and supported in a more careful and precise way, something that is sometimes quite hard to have if you’re part of a major label with hundreds of other bands. There’s a crisis in the air, especially in the music industry, reason why we’re betting everything on quality. What we will release in 2012 will be a very particular album and it will be required a great commitment from our label, a great commitment, not only from the economic point of view. We chose Agonia because is able to give us everything we ask for in order to achieve something very very important, something that people don’t really expect. This is the biggest deal of the entire Aborym’s career. We have a very high budget, we have confidence and a massive deployment of energies and resources from Agonia’s side. Through these premises we should and we must do only great things." The sixth ABORYM’s album will be released in 2012 and it will celebrate the 20th anniversary of activity of the Italian combo. "We’ll celebrate 20 years of ABORYM through a series of surprises for our fans. The album we’re working on will be something extremely astonishing, something that nobody can even remotely imagine. ABORYM has always been like that, but this time we’ll walk beyond the lines. Our new album will be also a reward to all our fans: our own way to say thank you for 20 years of support and passion for our music." "It’s great to be working again with Agonia Records", adds guitarist Hell.IO.Kabbalus. "We’re already sticking down with Fabban some new material for the next album. If you think "Psychogrotesque" was crazy, this next one is going to fuck your synapses from behind." In July 2011 the new t-shirt celebrating the 20th year of the band, will be available and one of the song from the next album will be used to record the first official video clip of ABORYM. For more information www.myspace.com/aborym666
Scottsdale, AZ brutalists REIGN OF VENGEANCE have just released their debut full length "Disemboweling Swine" through Brain Damage Music. The band already has had guest appearances from members of JOB FOR A COWBOY, DYING FETUS, ABIGAIL WILLIAMS, VEHEMENCE and ABORTED. More info at www.myspace.com/reignofvengeance