» News Archive February 2012
"Unholy Exaltation Of Fullmoon Perversity" from Portland-based trio WEREGOAT (featuring members of RITUAL NECROMANCY, ALDEBERAN and more) is now available through Dark Descent Records. The album features cover artwork by Putrid, was mastered by VK and includes the following tracks: ‘Nuclear Cunt’, ‘The Hideous Stench Of Occult Slaughter’, ‘By The Light Of The Moon’, ‘Abysmal Whore’, ‘Invoke The Black Oblivion’, ‘Blackwinged Abominator’, ‘Antichrist Kommand’ and ‘Nocturnal Hunt’ The LP version is out via Parasitic Records. You can listen to the album at this location. More WEREGOAT info at www.facebook.com/pages/Weregoat/194437767248125
GRAVEHILL drummer Rhett "Thorgrimm" Davis has issued the following update: "2012 began with a line-up change for GRAVEHILL. We added two new full-time guitarists known as CC DeKill and Hell Messiah to replace Matt Hellfiend and Bodybag Bob due to their momentous schedule for EXHUMED. These new guitarists will participate in the next full length record and all live commitments for GRAVEHILL here forward. GRAVEHILL has also accepted an artist endorsement with Fernandes Guitars adding a couple Elite V’s to the decibel arsenal for CC DeKill and Hell Messiah, respectfully." More GRAVEHILL info at www.facebook.com/gravehill
The second full length by Polish AMORPHOUS will be entitled "A Perfect Evil". It is scheduled for a March 01, 2012 release through Let It Bleed Records as a limited digipak CD (500 copies only). The band features members of VADER, ESQUARIAL and DISSENTER. The tracklist reads like this: ‘Psychosis’, ‘Deception… Lie… Forgivness’, ‘Shred’, ‘My Revenge’, ‘Lonely Reality’, ‘Escape’, ‘The Abyss Of Nothingness’, ‘Discouraged’, ‘Let’s Paint The Death’ and ‘Agony Part II’. For pre-orders, wholesale and retail information go to www.hellshop.eu. All further AMORPHOUS info at www.amorphous.pl
Rogga Johansson (PAGANIZER, RIBSPREADER, DEMIURG, THE GROTESQUERY, BONE GNAWER, REVOLTING etc.) has teamed-up with Jörgen Sandström (GRAVE, KRUX, TORTURE DIVISION) and Paul Speckmann (MASTER, DEATH STRIKE, ABOMINATION) for a new project named MEGASCAVENGER. The debut 7" EP "Songs Of Flesh: Part I" will be released via Polish Selfmadegod Records this month. It features the two tracks ‘No Haven For The Sane’ and ‘Deathobsessed’. Rogga is currently working on the first MEGASCAVENGER full-length, to be released this Summer, also via Selfmadegod. The album will feature guest appearances of Marc Grewe (MORGOTH, INSIDIOUS DISEASE), Dan Swanö (ex – BLOODBATH, EDGE OF SANITY), Eric Daniels (ex – ASPHYX), Jonas Lindblood (PUTERAEON), Patrick Mameli (PESTILENCE) and more. www.myspace.com/roggajohansson
EXUMER will be playing a series of live shows in Argentina, Chile and Brazil in May and June, 2012 together with Danish Thrashers ARTILLERY. Vocalist Mem V. Stein comments: "We have been waiting for this moment for a long, long time! It’s a huge milestone in our career to return to Brazil after 24 years, where there are numerous online communities that wholeheartedly embrace EXUMER and where our fans have been loyally following us since our first appearances in the 1980s. There could hardly be a more cult tour package, between EXUMER and ARTILLERY, to hit South America and the timing could not be better for us to return there shortly after the release of our new album." EXUMER’s new album "Fire And Damnation" will be released via Metal Blade Records in April 2012. ARTILLERY’s Michael Stützer comments: "ARTILLERY are looking forward to come to South America to play for some of the most dedicated Thrashers in the world. It has been one of our main goals from the start of ARTILLERY and we are so excited to play for the headbangers, who has supported us through all these years!"
Japan’s Speed / Thrash Metallers FASTKILL have been signed by Pulverised Records. Ever since their origin in 1996 the band has released a couple of demos and split EPs as well as three full length albums ("Infernal Thrashing Holocaust" – 2004, "Nuclear Thrashing Attack" – 2007 and "Bestial Thrashing Bulldozer" – 2011). "Bestial Thrashing Bulldozer" will now receive a North American and European licensing distribution exclusively through Pulverised Records. The album’s tracklist reads like this: ‘Kill Fast’, ‘In Thrash We Trust’, ‘Die In The Pentagram’, ‘Stench Of Hell’, ‘Terminal Disease’, ‘Guillotine Attack’, ‘Toxic Tormentor’, ‘Endless Game’, ‘Tortured Again’ and ‘Merciless Onslaught’. More info at http://fastkill.gooside.com/
17 years after the release of their last full length album "Silence" Norway’s blackened Death Metallers FESTER return to the scene with a new album entitled "A Celebration Of Death" that is scheduled for a mid-March release through Abyss Records. The CD release will include a 16-page booklet. Flooga Records will be issuing a vinyl version with laminated gatefold and heavy inner sleeve. Total Holocaust Records will release a limited edition cassette version (100 copies only) with alternate, hand drawn cover and artwork. "A Celebration Of Death" features the following tracks: ‘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). The album track ‘Rites Of Ceres’ is currently streaming at the band’s Myspace page. Guitarist / vocalist Bjorn "Tiger" Mathisen elaborates, "FESTER has never made music to please a certain crowd and this dark anthem really proves that darkness and death can come in many different disguises."
As a little taste for the upcoming fourth full-length album Hellthrasher Productions will release a new DEMONIC SLAUGHTER MCD entitled "Dark Essence" in March 2012. A trailer was posted at this location. For all further info check out www.hellthrasher.com, www.myspace.com/demonicslaughter
Polish Death Metallers CENTURION have signed a contract with Psycho Records for the release of their second full length album "Serve No One". The album is scheduled for a March 14, 2012 release and was recorded in various sessions throughout 2010 at Progresja Studio in Warsaw, with engineer Pawel Janos Grabowski. Piotr Mittloff Kozieradzki (RIVERSIDE) was responsible for the mix and Andy Blakk (CONQUEST ICON, EMPHERIS) for the mastering. Here’s the album’s tracklist: ‘Total Terror’, ‘Ego Ultimus’, ‘Sacrilege’, ‘Gateways To Condemnation’, ‘Cut The Throat’, ‘Desecration Of The Holy Kingdom’, ‘Thy Portal’, ‘Under The Black Banner’, ‘Ritual Mass Murder’ and ‘No One To Serve’. You can already check out two of tracks at the following links: ‘Ego Ultimus‘ and ‘No One To Serve‘. More info at www.centurion-deathmetal.pl
"Desperate Truth", the debut album by Japanese Death Thrashers VOIDD, that originally came out on Evil Records in 1993 (re-released on vinyl by HMSS in 2007 only in a super limited number of 105 copies) will be re-released by China’s AreaDeath Productions with extended layout / packaging, all lyrics and tons of rare photos. The reissue will be limited to 1000 copies, got remastered and includes a bonus disc with 18 rare tracks from the 1990 demo "Premonatry Inscription", the 1991 demo "Human Atrophy" and the 1992 demo "Pain", as well as 3 songs from different compilations from the early 90s. Other upcoming releases by AreaDeath Productions include DISMANTLE – 2nd album, SQUAD – full discography CD, BARBATOS – 1st album reissue with demo "1942", BARBATOS – unreleased live album, NATAS / NOT US – full discography compilation 2 CD and DECEASED – “Cadaver Traditions” 2 CD (48 cover songs, plus a long story, written by King Fowley, about the Metal-Punk history and what influenced DECEASED and himself).
The remastered PROTECTOR vinyl re-releases "Misanthrophy" (green vinyl + "Protector Of Death" demo as bonus), "Golem" and "Urm The Mad" will be out through To The Death Records on March 15, 2012 (official distribution through Blood Harvest and High Roller Records). A strictly limited "Wolfsburg" package (100 copies) includes black / red / yellow vinyls together with a 16 page booklet, a backpatch and a bonus 7" from DEATH ATTACK (re-recorded in 2009 with Martin Missy on vocals). More info and pre-orders at email@example.com
SPECKMANN (MASTER) have inked a deal with AreaDeath Productions for the re-issue of their "Project" album that was recorded at Morrisound Studios in Tampa, Florida in 1991 and produced by Scott Burns. Nuclear Blast Records didn’t agree with the mix of MASTER’s 1990 debut, that’s why Paul Speckmann suggested to re-do the original MASTER CD with a few new tracks and a new line-up. In the end the 1990 recordings got released as the self-titled MASTER album anyway and this recording was additionally released by Nuclear Blast, entitled SPECKMANN – "Project". The re-release will be limited to 1000 handnumbered copies and features all lyrics, rare photos, a new cover, slipcase packaging plus an extra A1 sized poster and the first MASTER demo as bonus. The extended booklet also includes an interview with Paul Speckmann about the "Project" story.
Hellthrasher Productions will release a CD by GOAT TYRANT, entitled "Thy Summoning Of Three Demonic Rituals", on February 20, 2012. The CD features demos of the band from the 2004 – 2008 period of their career. The material originally already got released on MC by Thai Slava Productions in 2010, but this CD re-release comes with brand new artwork by Bartek Kurzok and a 12-page booklet. For more info / order details go to www.hellthrasher.com
Swedish OPERA DIABOLICUS (featuring members from KING DIAMOND, MERCYFUL FATE, THERION, DREAM EVIL and more) have released a video for the song ‘Blood Countess Bathory’ at this location. The video is more or less a 10 minute long short movie and includes acting scenes, epic scenery and a great deal of dark atmosphere and blood. It was filmed and edited by 11Frames from Gothenburg, Sweden. The band will be releasing their debut "1614" on January 20, 2012 via Metalville Records. It features, among others, Snowy Shaw (KING DIAMOND, MERCYFUL FATE, NOTRE DAME, THERION, DIMMU BORGIR), Mats Levén (KRUX, THERION), Niklas Isfeldt (DREAM EVIL), Jake E (AMARANTHE, DREAMLAND) and Camilla Alisander-Ason on vocals. The album was produced and mixed by Andy LaRocque (KING DIAMOND) at his Sonic Train Studio. Here’s the tracklist: ‘Overture’, ‘The Gates’, ‘Blood Countess Bathory’, ‘The 13th Guest’, ‘In Memoriam’, ‘Mythos Lamia’, ‘Forbidden’ and ‘Stone By Stone’. For all further information, please visit www.operadiabolicus.com
"Perpetual Scorn", the debut demo of Spanish Death Metallers NECROVEN, is available now through the band (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Filthy Cave Records (www.filthycaverecords.com). NECROVEN is currently working on their first album, to be released by Memento Mori (CD) and Satanic Skinhead Propaganda (LP). For sound samples go here http://necroven.bandcamp.com
On March 23, 2012 F.D.A. Records will release "Deathevokation", the debut full length by Germany’s old school Deathers REVEL IN FLESH. The band was formed in 2011 and features members and former members of IMMORTAL RITES (R.I.P), DAWN OF DREAMS and APOPHIS. "Deathevokation" was mastered by Dan Swanö who had this to say about it: "An excellent offering to the Gods of SweDeath, complete with one of the most accurate re-creations of the crushing guitar tones of the early Sunlight era." Here’s the complete tracklist: ‘Culpa Et Inferna’, ‘Shadowbreeder- Until Hell Freezes Over’, ‘Wings Of Death’, ‘Iron Coffin’, ‘Bloodfeast’, ‘Slavish Obedience’, ‘Opus Putrescence’, ‘Black Paled Elegy’, ‘Crowned In Darkness’ and ‘Subconcious Error’. A promo clip for ‘Wings Of Death’ can be viewed at this location. For all further info check out www.revelinflesh.jimdo.com
The upcoming second album by Los Angeles Thrashers HEXEN will be entitled "Being And Nothingness". It was recorded, mixed and mastered at Vivid Tone Recording Studio by producer Rich Bruce and the cover artwork was created by Kristian Wåhlin / Necrolord (KING DIAMOND, DISSECTION, EMPEROR, etc). The album will contain nine tracks, closing with an epic 8-part suite. Here’s the complete tracklist: ‘Macrocosm’, ‘Grave New World’, ‘Defcon Rising’, ‘Private Hell’, ‘Walk As Many, Stand As One’, ‘Stream Of Unconsciousness’, ‘Indefinite Archetype’, ‘The Nescient’, ‘Nocturne – I. Opus 55 ? 1 in Fmin, II. Out of Reach, III. Existential Crisis, IV. Entrance of the Absurd, V. The Unbearable Lightness of Being, VI. With Salvation I Persist, VII. Elegy of the Night, VIII. End in Purplexity’. The band comments: “We are completely stoked for this long worked on; long awaited second release and we can’t wait to showcase this opus live to all our fans. Unlearn what you have learned about Metal!” More info at www.myspace.com/hexen
Three years after the release of their debut full-length album “One With The Dead” Spanish Death Metallers GRAVEYARD return to the scene with a new mini CD through Pulverised Records entitled “The Altar Of Sculpted Skulls”, featuring four never before released tracks plus two remixed and re-mastered older tracks. The cover artwork was created by Matt ‘Putrid’ Carr (AUTOPSY, IMPETIGO, COFFINS, HOODED MENACE, etc). Here’s the complete tracklist: ‘The Altar Of Sculpted Skulls’, ‘An Epitaph Written In Blood’, ‘Deathcrowned’, ‘Cult Of The Shadows’, ‘Ritual’ and ‘Howl Of The Black Death’. www.graveyardofdoom.com
Hellthrasher Productions have just released "Neurotic Necrotic", the second album of Swedish one-man project PUTRIFIED, as a digipak CD. For more info and ordering details check out the label’s website at www.hellthrasher.com
F.D.A. Records will release the second album from Netherlands’ MASSIVE ASSAULT on March 02, 2012 in Germany and April 04, 2012 worldwide. The album is entitled "Death Strike" and features the following tracks: ‘Driven Towards Death’, ‘Cycle Of Violence’, ‘Operation Anthropoid’, ‘Finished Sympathy’, ‘Turning Tides’, ‘Pride’, ‘Dismal Life’, ‘Aggressive Depression’, ‘Chained’ and ‘Plead Not Guilty’. More info at www.facebook.com/massiveassault
Wisconsin Black Metallers SHROUD OF DESPONDENCY will release the CD version of "Pine" on March 01, 2012. It was recorded again at Folkpocalypse Studios in Milwaukee and released with a special downloadable bonus disc called "Cavalcade Of Crows", available upon purchase of"Pine". The album was just released digitally and can be purchased at this location. "Pine" is the self-released follow-up album to 2011’s "Dark Meditations Of Monastic Seclusion". SHROUD OF DESPONDENCY also released a collection of previously unreleased tracks, entitled "Objective: Isolation" a few months later in 2011. More info at http://shroudofdespondency.bandcamp.com
Century Media Records have signed French old school Death Metallers NECROWRETCH. The band’s guitarist / vocalist Vlad comments: “We are of course very happy and proud to join the Century Media Records family in which we already feel really comfortable! We are convinced that this collaboration is for us a unique chance to work in the best conditions with experienced and passionate people. We are now eagerly waiting to start working on our first unholy album. Finally, I would like to thank Jens Prüter, Philipp Schulte and Jerry Maréchal for their confidence and dedication!” NECROWRETCH will start writing their first album after the release of their first 7” EP on Detest Records. This 7” will be released on March 10, 2012, when the band will play their first German show at the release party of the new ASPHYX album at the Turock club in Essen, followed by an appearance at the Hell’s Pleasure Festival July 20 and July 21, 2012 in Pößneck, East Germany.
Iron Pegasus Records will soon release an album by SADISTIC INTENT entitled "Official Bootleg". Originally the band never intended to release these recordings, but due to the fact that bootlegs have already popped up (that are being sold for ridiculous prices), they decided to put them out in a proper way (with background info, etc). "Official Bootleg" will include the unreleased first recording session of songs that originally were meant to be on the long awaited "The Second Coming" album plus some additional songs that are exclusively chosen for this album. "The Second Coming" (the album) will still be recorded in a proper way, perhaps still in 2012. SADISTIC INTENT will be back with brandnew material this year and are ready for a split release with PENTACLE. More news will follow soon… For more details check out www.iron-pegasus.de.
The cover artwork of NAGLFAR‘s upcoming album “Téras” was created by DARK TRANQUILLITY’s Niklas Sundin, who already worked for bands such as IN FLAMES, ARCH ENEMY, AT THE GATES and many others. The cover only shows a part of the overall motive which is going to be shown in its entirety with the release of the album (March 26, 2012 in Europe and March 27, 2012 in the US). "Téras" includes the following tracks: ‘Téras’, ‘Pale Horse’, ‘III: Death Dimension Phantasma’, ‘The Monolith’, ‘An Extension Of His Arm And Will’, ‘Bring Out Your Dead’, ‘Come Perdition’, ‘Invoc(H)ate’ and ‘The Dying Flame Of Existence’. The album will be available as a regular CD, limited deluxe CD digipak (incl. the studio bonus track ‘Tired Bones’ and a logo patch), digital download and noble deluxe 2 LP with 180g vinyls, gatefold sleeve, an etching on side D, printed inner sleeves as well as the aforementioned bonus track. Prior to the album Century Media Records will release a limited 7" EP (500 hand-numbered copies), entitled “An Extension Of His Arm And Will” that includes the exclusive non-album track ‘As Long As They Fear’. Check out www.cmdistro.com for the ultra-rare colored vinyl version. www.naglfar.net
KREATOR‘s new album "Phantom Antichrist" is currently being produced at Fascination Street Studio with producer Jens Bogren (OPETH, KATATONIA, SOILWORK, DEVIN TOWNSEND, AMON AMARTH) in Örebro, Sweden. The album will be released through Nuclear Blast on June 01, 2012 (Europe) / June 05, 2012 (North America). One of the new songs will already make it into the band’s setlist at this years Metalfest Open Air events. KREATOR will also release an exclusive red and clear vinyl collector’s item 7“ single (limited to 250 pieces each) of the titlesong on April 20, 2012. It is exclusively available through the Nuclear Blast mailorder www.nuclearblast.de/shop.
NAPALM DEATH‘s Mark “Barney” Greenway explains the lyrics and meaning behind each and every song of the band’s new album “Utilitarian” every week with a new track by track clip at this location. The feature is spiced up with audio samples of all the new album songs Barney refers to. This first (of four) clip covers the instrumental opening track ‘Circumspect’, as well as the songs ‘Errors In The Signal’, ‘Everyday Pox’ and ‘Protection Racket’. “Utilitarian” will be released on February 27, 2012 in Europe (February 28, 2012 in the US). A strictly limited collector’s item vinyl 7″ single entitled “Analysis Paralysis” will feature one track of the new album and another new and exclusive song. It will be available in black and 2 even more limited colored vinyl versions. You can order it at the Century Media Records online shop www.cmdistro.com
MASTER have completed work on their new album "The New Elite". It was recorded, mixed and mastered once again at Shaark Studios and features 11 tracks. The album’s artwork features a more concise, organic and symbolic concept, exclusively produced and designed by German graphic illustrator Mark Bridgeman. Here’s the complete tracklist: ‘The New Elite’, ‘Rise Up And Fight’, ‘Remove The Knife’, ‘Smile As You’re Told’, ‘Redirect The Evil’, ‘Out Of Control’, ‘As Two Worlds Collide’, ‘New Reforms’, ‘Guide Yourself’, ‘Souls To Dissuade’ and ‘Twist Of Fate’. MASTER founder Paul Speckmann commented: "The New Elite" deals with the problems we face in society at this current time. The rich are getting richer and the poor are starving on the streets all around the world while men battle each other for world dominance! Governments are grabbing the world by the balls and dictating the new rules of the soon-to-be New Elite, while the youth of today just sits down and takes it. I really wonder if and when the youth of today will take a stand against these crazy fucked-up ruthless world leaders. The time has come to stand up and be counted!" A brand new track entitled ‘Smile As You’re Told’ is now available for streaming at the Pulverised Records SoundCloud Page.
In celebration of the 20th anniversary of OBEISANCE and the 10 year anniversary of "Lucifer Master", Embrace My Funeral Records (EMF) will reissue the band’s much sought after "Lucifer Master" CD with new artwork in March 2012, limited to 500 copies. Also, Warhemic Productions will release the "Unholy Profanation" 7" EP in June with the following tracks: ‘Beasts On Your Soul Feast’, ‘Snowgoats Of Apocalypse’, ‘Possessed By Frost’ and ‘Abomination Of Abominations’. In May 2012 OBEISANCE will furthermore contribute the tracks ‘Nazi Pope’ and ‘No Fucking World Peace’ to the RECRUCIFY / OBEISANCE split gatefold 7", that will be released through Morbid Metal Records. Also the "666 WAR!!!: Dec. 21, 2012" full length mix is 97% completed, to be released in 2012 as well. More info: www.myspace.com/obeisance, www.facebook.com/obeisance666, www.youtube.com/evilonit666
On February 27, 2012 Chaos Records will release FUNERAL WHORE‘s debut full length "Step Into Damnation". The album track ‘Wasteland Of Corpses’ can be streamed at this location. The complete album tracklist reads like this: ‘Eternal Genocide’, ‘Wasteland Of Corpses’, ‘Obidience’, ‘Camp Blood’, ‘El Salvador Death Squad’, ‘Step Into Damnation’, ‘The Bitch Died’, ‘Pierce My Flesh’, ‘Threesome’, ‘Failure Of The Sacrifice’ and ‘Buried In Hell’. More info at www.myspace.com/funeralwhore
In March 2012 Obscure Domain Productions will release a demo compilation of Australia’s OCEAN OF ZERO entitled "Where Sickness Prevails". The CD will feature the band’s two strictly limited demo tapes "The Wake" (from 2010) and "Shun The Light" (from 2011). You can check out one of the songs from that compilation at this location.
ENTRAPMENT‘s first 7" EP and the 12" version of MORBUS CHRON‘s first album will be released in a couple of days through Detest Records.
A trailer of the upcoming NECROWRETCH 7" EP is available at this location. The 7" will be released on March 10, 2012 at the release party of the upcoming ASPHYX album in Essen, Germany. More info at www.detestrecords.com
Season of Mist will release a compilation of remixed tracks from MORBID ANGEL‘s latest album "Illud Divinum Insanus" on February 24 (February 28 in North America). It will feature the work of 39 artists from the electro / industrial, techno and club scene. Here’s the complete track listing… CD 1: LAIBACH – ‘I Am Morbid’ (Wall Of Morbid Mix), CEVIN KEY / HIWATT MARSHALL – ‘Omnidead’, BRAIN LEISURE – ‘Too Extreme’ (Black Symphony Edition), THE TOXIC AVENGER – ’10 More Dead’, MALAKWA – ‘I Am Morbid’, SYNAPSCAPE – ‘Too Extreme’, PUNISH YOURSELF VS. SONIC AREA – ‘Destructos Vs The Earth’ (Doomsdaymarchmix), HIV+ – ‘Too Extreme’, MICROPOINT – ‘I Am Morbid’, JOHN LORD FONDA – ‘Too Extreme’ (Metallyzer Remix), EVIL ACTIVITIES – ‘Radikult’, MIXHELL – ‘Too Extreme’, BLACK LUNG – ‘I Am Morbid’, MONDKOPF – ‘Radikult’, XYTRAS – ‘Existo Vulgoré’ and TOXIC ENGINE – ‘I Am Morbid’. CD 2: AHNST ANDERS – ‘I Am Morbid’, NACHTMAHR – ‘Destructos Vs. The Earth’, TIM SKOLD – ‘Profundis / Mea Culpa’, BLACK STROBE – ’10 More Dead’, CHRIS POHL – ‘Too Extreme’, PROJECT PITCHFORK – ‘Destructos Vs. The Earth’, TREPONEM PAL – ’10 More Dead’, SCOTT BROWN – ‘I Am Morbid’, FIXHEAD – ‘Radikult’, DJ RUFFNECK – ‘I Am Morbid’, IGORRR – ‘Remixou Morbidou’, TAMTRUM – ‘I Am Morbid’, TEK-ONE – ’10 More Dead’, ADRIAN – ‘I Am Morbid’ and THE HORRORIST – ‘Existo Vulgoré’. Digital Download Card: COMBICHRIST – ‘Destructos Vs. The Earth’, CHRYSALIDE – ‘Nevermore’, ASCHE – ‘Destructos Vs. The Earth’, SYLVGHEIST MAELSTROM – ’10 More Dead ‘ (Deconstructed), DEAD SEXY INC. – ‘I Am Morbid’, ROGER ROTOR – ‘Radikult’, THE PROCESSUS – ‘I Am Morbid’ and MULK – ‘Existo Vulgoré’. JOHN LORD FONDA’s ‘Too Extreme’ (Metallyzer Remix) is available for streaming at this location. "Illud Divinum Insanus" sold around 3,600 copies in the US in the first week of its release and entered the Billboard 200 charts at No.141. On the mixed reactions that "Illud Divinum Insanus" received, frontman David Vincent commented: "Well, the only thing we do is make music and we’re creative. We don’t think about these things so much. We do what we do. My work is done, other than we perform. But the studio is done. We made a record that broke down a lot of boundaries and included some stuff that was never included before. But we’ve always done these kind of things. It should be no surprise to anyone that we always do crazy things, ’cause we are crazy." Check out two promotional trailers for the upcoming remix album here and here.
Swedish Death Metallers PUTERAEON have just entered RZA Mobile Recording studio with sound engineer Kristian "Risza" Isaksson (EVERGREY, HARDCORE SUPERSTAR, PSYCORE, RECLUSION, NOTRE DAME, SNOWY SHAW) to record the follow up to 2011’s "The Esoteric Order". The new album will be entitled "Cult Cthulhu" and features 11 tracks, that will be mixed again by Andy LaRocque (KING DIAMOND, DEATH, AT THE GATES) at Sonic Train Studios. The album is planned to be released in May 2012 via Cyclone Empire. Check out the band’s Q&A clip on youtube. For all further PUTERAEON info go to www.puteraeon.com
Deathgasm Records, in co-operation with Orchestrated Misery Recordings, will be releasing "They Come At Night", the debut full-length from Indiana’s NOCTURNAL TORMENT on February 09, 2012. The tracklist reads like this: ‘Vile Affliction’, ‘Alternative Reality’, ‘Cycle Of Life’, ‘Fresh Flesh Fetish’, ‘Bleeding’, ‘Sweet Decay’, ‘Forever Eternal Darkness’, ‘They Come At Night’ and ‘Primordial Existence’. NOCTURNAL TORMENT was originally formed in 1988, but the members focused on other projects (INVASION, THANATOPSIS, AFTERLIFE and PSYCHOMANCER) over the years. Visit this location for ordering information. More info at www.myspace.com/eternalnocturnaltorment