» News Archive August 2011

August 26, 2011

Ordo MCM Records have released the two MOURNFUL CONGREGATION demos on DLP and (in co-production with Hammerheart) "Under Ein Blodraud Maane" of MANES on LP; the red 180 gr LP is only available through Ordo MCM. www.ordomcm.com

August 20, 2011

Cryptorium Records will be re-releasing the classic "Calls From The Beyond" album by Swedish Death Metallers MEGASLAUGHTER. This release will be the first proper re-release of the album with great sound quality and a bonus CD featuring all the demos ("Negative Bitch" from 1989, "Death Remains" from 1990, the "Demo ’91" and 2 never before released rehearsal songs that were recorded at the end of ’91). With contribution by the former members the booklet will be full of never before seen photos, flyers and gig posters spanning the period between 1988 – 1992. A new cover artwork has been provided by renowned artist Joe Petagno (MARDUK, ANGELCORPSE, MOTÖRHEAD, DIABOLIC etc.), the new cover is based on the original artwork and also features the band’s real logo. When the album was first released in 1991 the frontcover was made without the band’s control and has become known as one of the most sloppy made covers in the history of Death Metal (it didn’t even feature the band’s own logo, the artist just made up a logo for the band and painted it on the cover). The original cover will be featured in the booklet just as the covers for all the demos. Some minor work is still being made with the layout, further news will come of the exact date of release etc.

US warmachine KOMMANDANT and Swedish Deathers NOMINON will release a vinyl split 7" through Cryptorium Records. KOMMANDANT (featuring members of acts like INCESTUOUS, CONTAGION / FUNEREAL, KRIEG, NACHTMYSTIUM, CIANIDE and more), will contribute a new song called ‘Absence Of Light’, while NOMINON will recorded the IMPALED NAZARENE cover ‘Human Proof’ (from the album "Nihil"). More info at www.cryptorium.se

August 19, 2011

Swedish TO THE DEATH RECORDS have announced the following releases: MORDANT – "Black Evil Master" (LP / CD), PROTECTOR – first 3 LPs reissued ("Misanthrophy" as a full length with DEATH ATTACK and "Protector Of Death" demo as bonus), DOOMSTONE – "Those Whom Satan Hath Joined" (vinyl), INVERTED – demos and raries (LP or more probably 2 LPs), CURSE – three 10"es (first two demos plus newly recorded old unreleased material), MEGASLAUGHTER – "Calls From The Beyond" (vinyl reissue), SORCERY – "Bloodchilling Tales" (+ "Rivers…" EP as a bonus on vinyl with new artwork / title) and more to be confirmed… Already out is SARCASM’s "Never After" tripple gatefold LP, that features all 6 demos (3 of them never before released and their unreleased 1994 LP). It comes with an 16 page A5 info fanzine. A limited edition on red / black splatter vinyl includes an extra 7" with some never before released 90 – 93 rehearsals. More info at www.myspace.com/tothedeath666

August 18, 2011

"The Tomb Awaits", the second full length album by Sweden’s old school Deathers ENTRAILS, is set for a September 09, 2011 release on Dark Descent Records in North America and on F.D.A. Records in Europe. Once again mixed and mastered by Dan Swanö, the album also features guest vocals by Swanö and cover art by Daniel Devilish. The tracklist reads like this: ‘The Tomb Awaits’, ‘Unleashed With Wrath’, ‘Crawling Death’, ‘Eaten By The Dead’, ‘To Live Is To Rot’, ‘Undead’, ‘The Slithering Below’, ‘End Of All Existence’, ‘Collection Of Cracked Heads’, ‘Remains In Read’, ‘Total Death’ and ‘Unspeakable Obscenities’. More info at www.myspace.com/entrailsreborn

Slovakian Death Metallers PERVERSITY have been signed by Lavadome Productions for the release of the band’s upcoming fourth album, "Ablaze", due out on August 31, 2011. You can check out the album’s cover art and a track from the album (‘Merciless Messiah’) at the following location: http://perversity.bandcamp.com

In late 2011 Abyss Records will be releasing "Inevitable Decay", the debut full length from Swedish old school Thrashers ENTRENCH. A vinyl treatment will follow through Sweden’s Blood Harvest Records. Tracklist: ‘As Dawn Breaks’, ‘Debt Of Sorrow’, ‘Portrait Of A Phobia’, ‘Into Oblivion’, ‘Doubt What’s Left’, ‘Blind Illusion’, ‘Crossing The River’ and ‘Where Only Ruins Remain’. More info at www.myspace.com/entrench

Swedish Death Metallers FETUS STENCH have released the first installment of a video blog about the recording of their debut album. You can check it out at www.youtube.com/watch?v=HcbYkUL2kkk. The album will be released through Abyss Records in early 2012. More at www.facebook.com/fetusstench

August 17, 2011

"Birth Of Damnation", the debut album by Kentucky’s GORGY has just been released through Horror Pain Gore Death Productions. The tracklist reads like this: ‘Welcoming The Gore’, ‘Retaliation Of Your Disease’, ‘3rd Degree Sodomy’, ‘May Cause Birth Defects’, ‘Battered Bruised Raped & Torn’, ‘Disgorge The Child’, ‘Induce The Inutile’ and ‘Birth Of Damnation’. More info at www.myspace.com/gorgyband

August 16, 2011

With the CD reissue of DEATH STRIKE‘s classic "Fuckin’ Death" already available, Dark Descent Records is now taking pre-orders for the vinyl version. It will be available as a limited edition of 100 gold colored vinyl with matching gold pantone LP jackets and LP labels (only available through the Dark Descent Records web store) and a imited edition of 100 silver colored vinyl with matching silver pantone LP jackets and LP labels (only available through Me Saco Un Ojo Records web store at www.mesacounojo.com). The remaining vinyl will be black colored vinyl; half with gold pantone LP jackets / labels while the other half come with silver pantone LP jackets / labels. The LP reissue contains the original eight tracks offered by the 1991 Nuclear Blast edition and a bonus 7" with four rehearsal tracks that were released with the reissued CD version by Dark Descent in mid-2011. The layout features new liner notes from Paul Speckmann and a foreword by "Zoltar" from Terrorizer Magazine. More details at www.darkdescent.net

During the years before the resurrection FESTER’s Bjørn "Tiger" Mathisen and Thomas Andresen played in a band called SINCERA. Formed in 2002, the band was meant as a side project with members from local Metal bands such as DECIPHER, FESTER, WITHER, PSYCHOTIC PAIN and ALGOL. Playing a more furious, more aggressive style of Black / Death, SINCERA tapped into some of the more aggressive feelings that the members had, yet some FESTER-ish and slow moments are kept as well. Abyss Records will release a very special album from SINCERA later this autumn. The first recorded release that FESTER’s Bjørn "Tiger" Mathisen Fester was involved in 17 years will be called "Cursed And Proud" and will include a remastered version of the unreleased "Tall And Proud" demo and four live tracks. Artwork comes courtesy of Luciferian War Graphics. Tracklist (Studio): ‘Tall And Proud’, ‘A Griever’s Soul’, ‘Cursed (Could Have Been Such A Beautiful Word If Not Thrown Upon By Others)’ and ‘Blinded’. "Live In The Essence…": ‘Die Like Jesus Christ’, ‘Where Am I !?!’, ‘Move’, ‘Smell Of Fear’ and ‘Byron Lawless’ (the latter being a bonus track, made as an entrance song for Norwegian wrestler Byron Lawless). www.myspace.com/sinceranorway

FESTER has just completed the recording of their first studio album in 17 years, entitled "A Celebration Of Death". The album is targeted for a late 2011 / early 2012 release through Abyss Records. Original member Bjørn "Tiger" Mathisen has recruited Thomas Andresen (ALGOL) on vocals, Jon Bakker (KAMPFAR) on bass and Grammy nominated Jazz drummer Audun Kleive for session drums. Mortiis has made a hellish and dark remix of one of the songs and there are contributions from Mr. Kyrck and Guido of YSENGRIN. The art is done by Alex Brown of Bad News Brown. Bjørn "Tiger" Mathisen commented on the album: "FESTER has kept their old school feel, and maybe even taking it back to the Stone Age. No effect boxes are used on the guitars; just the basic and sick sounds of old guitars, amps and racks from the late 60s and early 70s, produced in the most dark and wicked way you can imagine. The influence of old school Metal acts like CELTIC FROST, BATHORY etc. can be heard on this release too. FESTER has kept its identity from the past. This is surely an atypical Metal sound, but cold as ice and mean as hell!" www.myspace.com/festernorway

August 14, 2011

The second issue of Chile’s COMPILATION OF DEATH ‘ZINE is finally done. On over 225 pages you’ll get extensive and in depth classic interviews with SEPTICEMIA, THERION (from HAMMER OF DAMNATION ‘ZINE), PESTILENCE (from BLACKTHORN No.5), MORTA SKULD (from MUTILATED ‘ZINE No.2), AUTOPSY (from METAL MELTDOWN No.9), CADAVER, BOLT THROWER (from SADISTIC NOISE ‘ZINE No.2), HADES, MESTEMA (from UNDER METAL No.1) and many more. New interviews with: AFFLICTION GATES, AFTER DEATH, ANGEL CORPSE / APOCALYPSE COMMAND / BLASPHEMIC CRUELTY / PERDITION TEMPLE, Alan Moses (BUTTFACE ’ZINE / GLORIOUS TIMES BOOK), CARNAL DISSECTION / PUTREFEST / TIRANT SIN / LEVIATHAN / MAYHEMESIS, COFFINS TEXT, DERKETA, Detest Records, DETHRONER ’ZINE, ENCOFFINATION / FATHER BEFOULED, GODLESS, GOREAPHOBIA, an IMMOLATION special + poster (original line-up, 60x45cm), KINGDOM, Kyle Severn & INCANTATION, MACHETAZO, MALFEITOR (USA), MERCILESS DEATH (POL), METAL MELTDOWN ’ZINE, NECROS CHRISTOS, Perra Karlsson (WORTOX / ALTAR / SUFFER / NOMINON), PENTACLE, PUTRID (SWE), SAVAGE DEATH, STENCH OF DECAY, THANATOS (HOL), THRONEUM / MORBID EXECUTION, TRECHOMA ’ZINE, UNDER METAL’ZINE, UNDERGANG, VERMINOUS and a lot more… A review section, ram Metal section by Laurent Ramadier (NYC MAYHEM, DARK LEGION / HOLOCAUST / DEATH MILITIA). Contact them at one of the following email addresses: compilationofdeath@hotmail.com, joseph_curwen@hotmail.com or nathanieldeathmetal@hotmail.com. Website: www.compilationofdeath.cl

August 13, 2011

Chaos Records have signed Swedish Death Metallers MALFEITOR. The band will release the vinyl LP version of their new full-length album "Dum Morior Orior" during the first quarter of 2012. A video teaser featuring the demo version of the track ‘To Hell, Farewell’ has been posted at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D4J0QWFs8yw. More info at www.myspace.com/malfeitorswe

August 10, 2011

"Archaeaeon", the debut full length by Canada’s MITOCHONDRION, originally issued as a self-released CD and limited to 666 copies in 2008, will officially be reissued through Dark Descent Records. The album is now presented with a fuller sound thanks to a remaster by Colin Marston and comes complete with an eight-page layout on heavy duty matte stock to further enhance the archaic-like artwork. More info at www.darkdescentrecords.com

August 09, 2011

Swedish Death Metallers VOLTURYON have officially announced Alexander Högbom as the band’s new vocalist. Replacing Olle Ekman, Högbom is in for a baptism by fire as VOLTURYON performs with DEMONICAL on the Eastern Death Infernal Tour. Says VOLTURYON guitarist Andreas Olander about the new addition, "We’ve known Alexander for a while through his band SPASMODIC and his occasional guest appearances with us. His vocals impressed us from day one. It’s with great anticipation we look into the future." "I first made contact with VOLTURYON when they mailed me their promo-CD, "Blood Cure"," says Högbom. I was running a rock club in Ludvika by the name Cavum back then, and they wanted me to book a gig for them at the club. I listened to their promo and was really impressed, so I arranged a gig for them in August of 2008 in Ludvika. Ever since I have been a fan of VOLTURYON. After a few years with no further contact I received a text message from [drummer] Christian Netzell, wondering if I wanted to join the band and do the east-Europe/Baltic tour with them, and I said yes. It is quite an honor to have been chosen to do the vocals in Volturyon and to play with such skilled musicians." The Eastern Death Infernal Tour 2011 will run from October 26 to November 12, focusing mainly on Baltic and Eastern European territories. Shows in Warsaw, Budapest, Bucharest and Berlin have been booked with the rest of the dates to be confirmed soon. Additional support will come from Hungary’s SLYTRACT. More info at www.volturyon.net

August 07, 2011

The fourth album by Polish Black / Death Metallers STILLBORN will be released on September 01, 2011 through Ataman Productions (with exclusive worldwide distribution by Pagan Records). The album is entitled "Los Asesinos Del Sur" (spanish for "Murderers from the South") and contains the following 10 songs: ‘Overture .966’, ‘Hymn Of Destruction’, ‘Diamonds Of The Last Water’, ‘Antonym’, ‘Son Of The Holy Motherfucker’, ‘Blood And Dust’, ‘Kot Wolanda’, ‘Los Asesinos Del Sur’, ‘Stillborn Ii (Singularities Of The Ordinary Vulgar Boor)’ and ‘Whore Of The Whores’. The recordings took place in Winter 2011 in Bochnia at Kwart Studio with Piotr Lekki as the sound engineer. You can already check out 2 new songs on the band’s official myspace page www.myspace.com/naturalborndestroyers

August 04, 2011

Luxinframundis Productions has announced the release of the new SHUB NIGGURATH album "A Deadly Call From The Stars" as well as the CD reissue of the first THE CHASM album "Procreation Of The Inner Temple" for late September. A small preview for SHUB NIGGURATH can be viewed at www.luxinframundis.com, more info coming soon.

The new BOMBS OF HADES 7" EP "Into The Infernal Pit Of Fire" will be released on Sunday through Detest Records. It features 4 trax including a cover of CARNAGE’s ‘The Day Man Lost’ and is available in a regular black wax version and a limited white wax version. More info and pre-orders at www.detestrecords.com

Both NECROWRETCH "Rising From Purulence" and "Necrollections" demos will be made available again by Detest Records on a 2 on 1 tape, to be released soon.

Detest Records will furthermore release ASCENDED‘s "Temple Of Dark Offerings" 12" EP and DISMA‘s "The Vault Of Membros" 2009 demo on 12" EP, the latter being scheduled for a late September / October release.

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