November 15, 2011
Norway’s FESTER have revealed the cover art and tracklisting for their forthcoming new album, "A Celebration Of Death". The band’s first offering of new material in 17 years will be out in early 2012 through Abyss Records. In an exclusive premier, Bravewords.com is now streaming the track ‘Rites Of Ceres’ at this location. The cover for "A Celebration Of Death" was painted by artist Eliran Kantor (TESTAMENT, SODOM, ATHEIST, SIGH, ANACRUSIS). The rest of the layout was done by Joce of Industrie Chimere Noire (PORTAL, GHÄST, TOTAL HOLOCAUST). Here’s the complete tracklist: ‘Rites Of Ceres’, ‘The Black Tower’, ‘March Of Death’, ‘I’ll Hunt You Down’, ‘Metalized’, ‘Jeg Spytter På Deg’, ‘Last Day Of Battle Pt.I’, ‘Last Day Of Battle Pt.II’, ‘A Face For A Funeral’ (bonus) and ‘Rites Of Mortiis’ (remix of ‘Rites Of Ceres’ by Mortiis). In addition to the core members, bassist Jon Bakker (KAMPFAR), vocalist Thomas Andersen and guitarist / vocalist Bjørn "Tiger" Mathisen, "A Celebration Of Death" also features Audun Kleive (session drums), Raymond Pellicer (additional guitars, programming and synth), Eivind Aarseth (additional guitars), Guido Saint Roch (guest vocals on ‘Metalized’) and Mortiis (Dark Converter). More info at www.myspace.com/festernorway
Cyclone Empire in co-operation with Imperium Productions (who will release the vinyl version) will issue the debut full length "When All Life Ends…" of Germany’s melodic Deathers DECEMBER FLOWER. The tracklist reads like this: ‘Invasion’ (intro), ‘The Apprentice’, ‘Your Darkest Path’, ‘As Darkness Reigns’, ‘Aeon’, ‘Dying Sun’ (instrumental), ‘Life Ends’, ‘Despise Your Life’, ‘Lost In Twilight’, ‘And Blood Has To Be Shed’ and ‘The Fountain’ (outro). More info at www.myspace.com/thedecemberflower
In late 2011, United Guttural (www.unitedguttural.com) will release a split CD from Mexico’s Gore Grinders FECALIZER and Porno Grinders PARACOCCIDIOIDOMICOSISPROCTITISSARCOMUCOSIS. The split will contain six tracks from each band with a total playing time of approximately 40 minutes. The tracks on the disc were recorded in mid 2011. Both bands have already toured North and South America and FECALIZER have played several shows throughout Europe. Check out their sites for news and upcoming shows at the following links: www.myspace.com/fecalizermx, www.myspace.com/officialparacoccidio
NOMINON just signed a worldwide booking agreement with the Brazilian booking agency Blackened Mass Media (www.blackenedmmedia.com). Here’s a statement from the band: "We are extremely excited to start working with Blackened Mass Media. The band NOMINON have marched on for almost twenty years now booking the shows ourselves, so it certainly feels killer to finally have signed an agreement with a serious booking agency like BMM. For now we’ve our brand new 7" EP "Manifestation Of Black" coming out December 30th through Deathgasm Records, and during the spring 2012 we will sort out the recording for the fifth, yet untitled, NOMINON album. We already got eight songs roughly written for the next album, and you can be sure that we won’t let you guys down. Expect nothing but raging Metal ov Death. Look forward to see you on the road not just 2012, yet also for ages to come. Hail the hordes of flies." "Manifestation Of Black" contains two brand new tracks and is the first recording to feature the new NOMINON line-up. Every 7" purchase comes with a free digital download and the first 300 orders will receive red vinyl. Deathgasm Records will have copies of the Manifestation of Black 7" and T-shirts bearing the cover art (done by Juanjo Castellano) available for sale at the Rites of Darkness Fest which takes place December 8th – 11th in San Antonio, TX.