September 21, 2011

"Clairvoyance", the third demo of HAZAEL, was just re-released on CD by Polish Psycho Records. The material was extremely inspired by old NIHILIST, GRAVE, NIRVAVA 2002 or ENTOMBED. The founder and leader of the band – Tomek Dobrzeniecki, is responsible for the graphic design. The twelve page booklet includes full lyrics, photos and interviews with HAZAEL. The CD also contains a multimedia section with a 1992 concert (the only recorded four piece performance with Wojtek Stasiak on bass). The first 100 copies come with a band poster and pin. You can order your copy from

The following statement has been issued by Norwegian Black Metallers RAGNAROK: “We confirm that RAGNAROK is ending its collaboration with Regain Records and no further albums will be released on the label. We are currently in the process of looking at various offers from labels, but no decision has yet been taken, and if any labels are interested in working with the band they are more than welcome to contact us via our management at” RAGNAROK is currently coming to the end of a very successful 14 date tour of Brazil and Mexico, and on their return the band will continue working on what will be their seventh full-length album. Formed in 1994, the last album, “Collectors of the King”, was released in 2010 after a six-year hiatus, during which time RAGNAROK underwent an almost total line up change, with drummer and founder member Jontho being the only original member left. Aside from Jontho on drums, the line up today consists of Hans Fyrste (vocals), DezeptiCunt (bass and backing vox) and Bolverk (guitars). More information about the band can be found on their website at

ABORTED have just wrapped up all work on the band’s upcoming seventh studio album ”Global Flatline”. The album was recorded, mixed and mastered by Jacob Hansen (VOLBEAT, PESTILENCE, HATESPHERE) at Hansen Studios in Ribe, Denmark this summer. The album will contain 12 tracks for the regular jewel case edition and 14 tracks on the limited edition digipak, both to be released on Century Media Records in January 2012. Artwork has once again been handled by Justin Osbourn from Slasher Design. Century Media will release a digital single of the title track ‘Global Flatline’ on October 15, 2011. Here’s the complete tracklisting of the album: ‘Omega Mortis’, ‘Global Flatline’, ‘The Origin Of Disease’, ‘Coronary Reconstruction’, ‘Fecal Forgery’, ‘Of Scabs And Boils’, ‘Vermicular, Obscene, Obese’, ‘Expurgation Euphoria’, ‘From A Tepid Whiff’, ‘The Kallinger Theory’, ‘Our Father, Who Art Of Feces’, ‘Grime’ and ‘Endstille’. Furthermore, "Global Flatline" features several guest vocalists: Trevor Strnad from THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, Julien Truchan of BENIGHTED, Jason Netherton of MISERY INDEX and Keiijo Niinima from ROTTEN SOUND. A video for the track ‘Origin Of Disease’ has been shot in the UK this summer with director Phil Berridge (CEREBRAL BORE, etc). After playing such renowned festivals as Party San Open Air, Summer Breeze etc. this summer, ABORTED will be touring Europe this November/December with DECAPITATED, DECREPIT BIRTH, CYANIDE SERENITY, ARCHSPIRE to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the band’s classic "Engineering The Dead" album.

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