» News Archive June 2012

June 30, 2012

"Engravings Of A Gruesome Epitaph", the debut full length by Italy’s old school Death Metallers ERODED, is out now through Konqueror Records. For more info go to www.facebook.com/pages/Eroded/275142542527658 or www.facebook.com/konquerorrecords.

French Black / Thrash Metallers BLACK HAMMER have released their first 4 song MCD in early June 2012 via Forgotten Wisdom Productions. A MLP version will be out by the end of the year through Forgotten Wisdom Productions as well. All further info at www.facebook.com/pages/Black-Hammer/124245524353529?sk=wall. Sample tracks are available here.

June 29, 2012

Re-united New York Thrashers PRIME EVIL will release a brandnew EP entitled “Evilution” via Infernö Records (www.inferno-records.net) in mid-July. The EP will feature the three new songs ‘Crucifixion Aftermath’, ‘Barbarick Rites’ and ‘Evilution Decree’ and it will be available as a digipak CD as well as on cassette. More info at www.primeevil.net or www.facebook.com/real.prime.evil

"Enigmatic Symmetries", the new album from German Death Metallers INGURGITATING OBLIVION, will be released via Willowtip Records before the end of the year. The band has described the CD as "a churning maelstrom of technical drums, subsonic atrocities, frantic vocal obscurities and multi-dimensional guitar atonalities." More info at www.ingurgitating-oblivion.de

After the MCD on Selfmadegod Records and the split EPs with PYRAMIDO and BOMBS OF HADES Selfmadegod Records will now release the first full-length from Swedish Death / Crust Metallers USURPRESS, entitled "Trenches Of The Netherworld". The band features Stefan "Steffe" Pettersson (DISKONTO, UNCURBED) and Daniel Ekeroth (bass player from TYRANT, DELLAMORTE and also author of the book "Swedish Death Metal") and the cover artwork was created by Rafal Kruszyk (INTERMENT, HOODED MENACE, DECEASED, PAGANIZER, ENTRAILS). Here’s the complete tracklist: ‘Black Death On White Wings’, ‘Effigies Burns Across The Wastelands’, ‘Coronation Of The Crippled King’, ‘The Wooden Sceptre’, ‘The Colours Of Darkness’, ‘Trenches Of The Netherworld’, ‘The God Eaters’, ‘In The Beginning (Ended Yesterday)’, ‘Dethroned By Shadows’, ‘I Stand Above Time’ and ‘Seduction Through Bloodshed’. You can listen to the track ‘Effigies Burns Across The Wastelands’ at this location. More info at www.usurpress.com or www.facebook.com/usurpress

June 27, 2012

"Netherwards", the debut full-length by Seattle, Washington based Doom / Death Metallers ANHEDONIST, is out now on Nuclear Winter Records (co-released with Parasitic Records). This LP version (black vinyl limited to 350 copies, silver vinyl limited to 150 copies) comes with a 12-page booklet and artwork by Alex Brown. More info and ordering details at www.nuclearwinterrecords.com

Nuclear Winter Records has also just released the new DRAWN AND QUARTERED full length "Feeding Hell’s Furnace".

A premiere track from NECROVATION‘s self-titled album is streaming right now at Agonia Records SoundCloud. The follow-up to 2008’s "Breed Deadness Blood" is already out in Europe and will be released on August 14, 2012 in the US. It is available as CD, limited 12" gatefold heavy vinyl with eight pages booklet (first 100 copies of the vinyl on a heavy navy blue vinyl with white haze) and digital download. "Necrovation" was mixed and produced by Gustav Burn along with the band members and mastered in Necromorbus Studios (WATAIN, DESTROYER 666) in Stockholm, Sweden. Here’s the tracklist: ‘Necrovorous Insurrection’, ‘Dark Lead Dead’, ‘Pulse Of Towering Madness’, ‘Commander of Remains’, ‘New Depths’, ‘Sepulchreal’, ‘Resurrectionist’, ‘The Transition’ and ‘Ill Mouth Madness (The Many)’. More info at www.necrovation.com or www.facebook.com/necrovationdeathmetal

June 26, 2012

Danish Death Metallers DEUS OTIOSUS are currently working on the follow-up album to 2010’s "Murderer". The new full length will be entitled "Godless" and some songtitles are ‘Snakes Of The Low’, ‘Surrounded By The Dead’, ‘New Dawn’ and ‘Face The Enemy’. For regular updates check out their official website www.deus-otiosus.com or www.facebook.com/deusotiosus.dk

Disgorge Media have just released "Mountains Of Dead", the new full length by Kansas City’s Death Metallers MARASMUS. Streams of the tracks ‘Shut The Fuck Up And Die’ and ‘Casket Made Of Ivory’ have been posted at this location. Here’s the full tracklist: ‘Among The Deceased’, ‘Modes Of Vitriol’, ‘Gnostic Decimation’, ‘Bone Sculpture’, ‘Another Helpless Victim’, ‘Shut The Fuck Up And Die’, ‘Casket Made Of Ivory’, ‘Syphilitic’, ‘Behold The Mountain’ and ‘Mountains Of Dead’. More info at www.facebook.com/marasmuskcdm

Swedish Death Metal act CORROSIVE CARCASS will release their debut full length "Composition Of Flesh" via Abyss Records on June 29, 2012. The tracklist reads like this: ‘The Flesh Is Not Enough’, ‘Butchershop’, ‘Self Mutilation’, ‘Born In A Casket’, ‘Necrotizing Fasciitis’, ‘Awesome Nuclear Power’, ‘Twist Of A Knife’, ‘Chainsaw Dissection’, ‘Avatar’, ‘Collector’, ‘Dawning Death’, ‘Hunger’ and ‘The End Of Us All’. For all further info check out www.facebook.com/pages/corrosive-carcass/142603437551

June 25, 2012

On July 09, 2012 Chaos Records and Dark Blasphemies will co-release UNCONSECRATED‘s "Awakening In The Cemetery Grave" with a vinyl LP version to follow later in the year. "Awakening In The Cemetery Grave" features all material the Spanish old school Death Metallers have recorded to date, including the "Unconsecrated Cemetery" demo from 2006, the "Dark Awakening" demo from 2007, as well as 2010’s "Slave To The Grave" EP, which was previously released as a 7" on Dark Descent Records. The material has been remastered by Skaldir at Kalthallen Studios in Germany (2011) and the cover art comes courtesy of Daniel Devilish (ENTRAILS, MALFEITOR, BLOOD MORTIZED). More info at www.facebook.com/pages/Unconsecrated/166423820042730

June 23, 2012

“World Of Myths”, 1993’s debut full length by Swedish Prog-Death Metallers CRYPT OF KERBEROS, has just been re-issued through Pulverised Records as an exclusive digipak CD with brand new artwork and layout. The booklet also includes live and studio images from the band’s active years and liner notes by CRYPT OF KERBEROS drummer Mattias Borgh. The album was digitally re-mastered by Peter Bjärgö at Erebus Odora Studio, Sweden (INTERMENT, REGURGITATE, ARCANA, etc) and also includes never before released rehearsal demos of the entire “World Of Myths” session recorded in 1992. Here’s the complete tracklist: ‘The Canticle’, ‘Cyclone Of Insanity’, ‘Dream…’, ‘Stormbringer’, ‘Ancient War’, ‘Nocturnal Grasp’, ‘Sleeping God’, ‘World Of Myths’ and the following rehearsal bonus tracks: ‘The Canticle’, ‘World Of Myths’, ‘Nocturnal Grasp’, ‘Stormbringer’, ‘Cyclone Of Insanity’, ‘Ancient War’ and ‘Dream…’

The tracklist for "It All Fades", the new EP by Swedish Doomsters THE GARDNERZ reads like this: ‘Don’t Look Back’, ‘A Horrible Disease’, ‘Transilvanian Hunger’ (DARKTHRONE cover), ‘It All Fades’, ‘Melatonin’ and ‘Erasing Bad Specimen’. Guitarist Wilhelm Lindh comments: "This time around the songs are a bit slower and darker than on "The System Of Nature", we tried to continue on the path we have chosen. We have found our niche and have no reason to stray, so if you liked our first release you will like this. This time it was a bit more of a group effort and I think that made the songs stronger." The EP is expected to be released by mid 2012 via Abyss Records. "The System Of Nature" is currently streaming in its entirety at www.thegardnerz.com.

Seattle’s ANHEDONIST is set to embark on the "Descent Into The Sepulchre" West Coast tour with DEAD CONGREGATION and GRAVE MIASMA this July. The band is touring in support of their debut full-length "Netherwards", which is out now on Dark Descent Records, with vinyl treatment coming soon from Parasitic / Nuclear Winter Records. Check out a stream of the song ‘Estrangement’ at www.brooklynvegan.com. More info at www.facebook.com/pages/Anhedonist/224249847597688

June 22, 2012

GRAVE – who have just returned from a touring trip to South America – will release their 10th studio album “Endless Procession Of Souls” on August 27, 2010 in Europe. The cover artwork was again done by Costin Chioreanu who also worked with GRAVE on the two previous studio albums. Costin has not only done the cover artwork, but some extra art for the inside of the CD booklet and the vinyl. Here’s the tracklist: ‘Dystopia’, ‘Amongst Marble And The Dead’, ‘Disembodied Steps’, ‘Flesh Epistle’, ‘Passion Of The Weak’, ‘Winds Of Chains’, ‘Encountering The Divine’, ‘Perimortem’, ‘Plague Of Nations’ and ‘Epos’. GRAVE will enter European stages again in September together with their label mates SONNE ADAM. Official tour dates will be announced soon. After the European tour GRAVE will join forces with MORBID ANGEL and DARK FUNERAL for another American our. All further info at www.grave.se or www.facebook.com/graveofficial

DEMONICAL have issued the following statement: "Our ”Summer Infernal tour 2012” starts at Protzen Open Air in Deutschland the day after tomorrow and it is with great enthusiasm we look forward to once again spread death and darkness upon our loyal European followers. At the same time we are also sorry to announce that the show in Hamburg scheduled for July 18th has been cancelled by the local promoter due to no reasonable reason what so ever. The show was originally booked several months ago for the Ballroom venue, then it was moved to the RR Warehouse – the promoters’ alternative location – ending up being called off completely. Anyway, let the madness begin!" More info at www.demonical.net

June 20, 2012

GRAVEHILL will play the Goregon Massacre Fest III this weekend, which takes place on Friday, June 22 and Saturday June 23 at the East End Outdoor Annex in Portland, OR. GRAVEHILL will perform alongside CARDIAC ARREST, CIANIDE, PHOBIA and many more. For details and ticket info visit this location. More GRAVEHILL at www.facebook.com/gravehill

June 19, 2012

"Stillbirth", the debut full-length from Swedish Death Metallers FETUS STENCH , is now available via Abyss Records. You can check out one of the tracks (‘Bashed, Defaced And Disfigured’) at this location. The album’s tracklist reads like this: ‘Meat Grinder Flesh Obliteration’, ‘Stillborn Son’, ‘Brennkommando’, ‘The Outer Island’, ‘Severe Suffering’, ‘Necrosis’, ‘Bashed, Defaced And Disfigured’, ‘Descending Into The Realm Of The Dead’ and ‘By Butchery Divorced’. For all further info, go to www.facebook.com/fetusstench

June 18, 2012

Japanese Thrashers FASTKILL have released a brand new tracked entitled ‘Die In The Pentagram’, off their latest album "Bestial Thrashing Bulldozer" at the Pulverised Records SoundCloud Page. The album will receive a North American and European licensing distribution exclusively through Pulverised Records. More info at http://fastkill.gooside.com

Swedish NONEXIST, featuring former ARCH ENEMY and current HEARSE vocalist Johan Liiva and ANDROMEDA / SKYFIRE guitarist Johan Reinholdz have inked a deal with Pivotal Rockordings. Their new full-length "From My Cold Dead Hands" is currently being recorded at Multipass Studios and will feature 9 new tracks to be released later this year through all major digital retailers. "From My Cold Dead Hands" will also be accompanied by cover songs that Pivotal Rockordings will release for free on YouTube. More information on the exact cover songs will be revealed shortly. NONEXIST’s debut full-length record "Deus Deceptor" was released in 2002 via Century Media / New Hawen Records and the line-up at the time included Johan Liiva, Johan Reinholdz, and DEFLESHED / DARK FUNERAL drummer Matte Modin. For all further info check out www.johanreinholdz.com, www.johanliiva.se or www.pivotalalliance.com

DecibelMagazine.com has posted an exclusive premier of the track ‘Indulgence Of Abhorrent Prophecies’ from FATHER BEFOULED‘s newest full length "Revulsion Of Seraphic Grace" at this location. The album features artwork by Richard Friend and it will be out on June 30, 2012 through Dark Descent Records. Here’s the full tracklist: ‘Indulgence Of Abhorrent Prophecies’, ‘Irreverent Ascendancy’, ‘Devourment Of Piety’, ‘Obscurance Of Universality’, ‘Desacrament Impetus To Angelic Descension’ and ‘Triumvirate Of Liturgical Desecration’. FATHER BEFOULED is set to play the first annual Martyrdoom Festival on Saturday June 30, 2012 at Public Assembly in Brooklyn, NY. Other acts include DEAD CONGREGATION, GRAVE MIASMA, CRUCIAMENTUM, KOMMADANT and more. For tickets and information visit this location. More info at www.fatherbefouled.com or www.facebook.com/fatherbefouled

June 15, 2012

A recently re-recorded and remixed version of "Skeletal Vortex", the 2008 release of Baton Rouge based Death Metallers SUTURE, is available now via Soulflesh Collector Records. The tracklist reads like this: ‘Oblivion’, ‘Escaping The Confines Of My Skin’, ‘Skeletal Vortex’, ‘Opprobbrium’, ‘Black Blood Progeny’, ‘Exiled To Undead’, ‘Crude Methods Of Punishment’, ‘In A State Of Progressive Disintegration’, ‘Overseer To The End Of Days’ and ‘Chaossuary’. With their original line-up SUTURE is currently in the process of re-recording their long-out-of-print 2002 debut full-length, "Carnivorous Urge To Kill", for release later this year. For more info go to www.facebook.com/pages/Suture/163292527058491

June 14, 2012

Pennsylvania’s Crust / Black Metallers THE BEYOND will enter Welfare Line Studio in West Chester, PA next month to lay down the tracks for "Frostbitepanzerfuck", the full-length follow up to the "Gross Encounters Of The Sacrificial Rite" split 7" with THE LURKING CORPSES, which came out earlier this year. The album is scheduled for a September release on Horror Pain Gore Death Productions and features the following tracks: ‘Roto-Cunt’, ‘Goat Sodomizer’, ‘Cunt Sucking Cannibal’ (GG Allin), ‘Frostbitepanzerfuck’, ‘Attack Of The Zombie Brigade’, ‘The Splatterhouse Maniacs’, ‘Necro Overload’ and ‘Exterminate Humanity’. In late September, THE BEYOND will return to Welfare Line Studio to record an EP entitled "The Pussy Warlock". This EP will feature new songs (‘Shit Eater’, ‘Hate Fuck’, ‘Chainsaw Slut Killer’, ‘Luciferian Warhead’ and ‘The Pussy Warlock’) along with a MOTÖRHEAD cover (‘Iron Fist’) and a live version of ‘Age Of The Locust’, which originally appeared on the band’s 2010 split WITH THE BLOOD MERIDIAN. An official release date and label will be announced soon. The band is furthermore scheduled to enter Underground Studio in Lewes, DE this fall to record three tracks for two forthcoming compilation albums (a cover of DODHEIMSGARD’s ‘Bluebell Heart’ for a Norwegian Black Metal compilation, the new track ‘Nun Punisher’ and BATHORY’s ‘Reaper’ for the Zodiak Killer Records’ "Thrashed Again" compilation. For all further info visit www.facebook.com/thebeyond666

Decibel Magazine has posted an exclusive premier of ‘Dissolution’ from "Hallucinating In Resurrecture", the debut release from UK-based trio BINAH at this location. The CD version of "Hallucinating In Resurrecture" will be released on July 24, 2012 through Dark Descent Records and on vinyl via Me Saco Un Ojo. Here’s the tracklist: ‘Into The Psychomanteum’ (Intro), ‘Morbid Obumbration’, ‘A New Rotten Dawn’, ‘The Emissary’, ‘Absorption Into The Unearthly’, ‘Eminence Of The Sombre’ (Instrumental), ‘Hallucinating In Resurrecture’, ‘Dissolution’, ‘Crepuscular Transcendence’ and ‘Buried Baptistry’ (Outro). More info at www.facebook.com/pages/Binah/304245586256643

June 13, 2012

"Age Of Perversion", the second album by France’s OFFENDING, is out now through Deepsend Records. Here’s the tracklist: ‘Infested By His Burden’, ‘Within This World’, ‘Modern Enslavement’, ‘Dominion XXI’, ‘Religion Depravity’, ‘Age Of Perversion’, ‘Hopeless Submission’, ‘Raped By Religion’ and ‘Devotion’. For all further info go to www.offending.fr

German Thrashers EXUMER have been confirmed to appear at this year’s Rock Hard Festival in Milan / Italy, on September 15, 2012. Also on the bill for the festival are Danish Thrashers ARTILLERY, who have just come off the co-headlining "South American Damnation" tour with EXUMER through Argentina, Chile and Brazil. EXUMER’s management is now working on on a European installment of the EXUMER / ARTILLERY package and are planning additional dates with both bands throughout Europe in September / October, 2012. Vocalist Mem V. Stein comments: "Our "South American Damnation" tour was such a success for both bands, us and ARTILLERY, that we did not hesitate to ask our management to replicate the package for Europe. This means that we have to put our North American dates, which were planned for the fall, on hold until spring 2013. There were no alternate time frames to bring both bands back out on the road and we didn’t want to risk losing the opportunity altogether to bring the package to Europe." The line-up for the "Rock Hard Festival Italia 2012" shapes up as follows: MARDUK, BULLDOZER, ARTILLERY, EXUMER, IMMOLATION many more to be announced.

June 12, 2012

Swedish Death Metallers FETUS STENCH will release their debut full-length, "Stillbirth", on June 15, 2012 via Abyss Records. The tracklist reads like this: ‘Meat Grinder Flesh Obliteration’, ‘Stillborn Son’, ‘Brennkommando’, ‘The Outer Island’, ‘Severe Suffering’, ‘Necrosis’, ‘Bashed, Defaced And Disfigured’, ‘Descending Into The Realm Of The Dead’ and ‘By Butchery Divorced’. The band recently posted a promo video for the track ‘Stillborn Son’ at this location. All further info at www.facebook.com/fetusstench

North Carolina’s old school Thrashers EUGENIC DEATH are currently in the studio recording their debut album "Crimes Against Humanity" which is scheduled for a summer release. Here’s the complete tracklist already: ‘Crimes Against Humanity’, ‘Indicative Deity’, ‘Medication Time’, ‘The Devil Waits’, ‘Plagued By Ignorance’, ‘Epitaph’ and ‘The Practice’. More info at www.facebook.com/pages/eugenic-death/114414165293876

Arizona’s REIGN OF VENGEANCE have started working on the follow up EP to their 2011 release, "Disemboweling Swine". Front man and founder Marshall "Fucking" Beck issued the following statement: "REIGN OF VENGEANCE has begun pre-production on a new five song EP. I can promise that as of right now this album will be extremely dangerous, simply because of its lyrical content. The music, as always, is speaking for itself in terms of masterly crafted horror oriented brutality. Over the past couple of years I have begun to run within certain circles and have obtained knowledge about certain things that might happen to our deserving and pathetic race of humans within our near future. This will not be another meaningless gore soaked "total fucking brutal" album like the other cliches of the Death Metal genre, and this will not be like a Black Metal album that constantly attacks a force that may or may not even exist. This album addresses real forces and certain individuals that posses more power than can be contemplated by most common minds. I have always believed that music is a weapon and this album will certainly prove that. If upon its release there is not mass confusion and chaos amongst the common men and the elite then I will be thoroughly disappointed. The name of this upcoming EP will be entitled "The Final Solution; The Final Rebellion". Expect Brutality, expect bloodshed, but above all, expect revolution." More at www.facebook.com/reignofvengeance

June 09, 2012

"Severing Humanity", the debut album by California’s DEADLY REMAINS, has just been released through Deepsend Records. Here’s the tracklist: ‘Apocalyptic Birth’, ‘Cosmic Necrosis’, ‘Equilibrium Obsolete’, ‘Home Invasion’, ‘Human Trafficking’, ‘Instincts Of Flesh’, ‘Memories Of Defilement’, ‘Psalm Of Impurity’, ‘Scriptures Of Foreign Tongues’ and ‘Severing Humanity’. For more info check out www.facebook.com/deadlyremainsofficial

June 08, 2012

"Odd Ethics", the newest EP from Italian Death Metal act HUMANGLED, is now available via Abyss Records. It was recorded at Italy’s Mel-1 Studios and mixed / mastered at Unisound Studio in Örebro, Sweden by Dan Swanö. The cover art was designed by artist Marko Somero. HUMANGLED recently also released a video for the track ‘Needles Of The Blind’ which was directed by Andrea Falaschi. It can be watched at this location. More info at www.facebook.com/Humangled

June 07, 2012

The new CRYPTBORN 7" has just been released through Detest Records (www.detestrecords.com). This summer, the band will play at the Hammer Open Air Festival in Finland and at the 3rd edition of the Kill Town Death Fest in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Ordo MCM have announced the following three new releases in the coming months: KLAGE DER NACHT / VARGANOCTE – "Wenn Die Nacht Über Den Tag Fliegt…" (pro tape with pro cover, limited to 300 handnumbered copies – already released), ELECTROCUTION – "Inside The Unreal" (20th anniversary re-release as a limited edition gatefold LP incl. bonus material and remastered at The Strands studio in Los Angeles – release-date: end of June / beginning of July) and MORTIIS – "Ånden Som Gjorde Opprør" (re-release, limited to 500 copies, with 250 in standard black and 250 in special swirl-colored vinyl – release date: July 09, 2012). For more info or ordering details go to www.ordomcm.com

CIANIDE‘s 1992 album "The Dying Truth" has gotten a special reissue treatment from Deathgasm Records, this time with its originally-intended track order. As bonus tracks it will also feature 1990’s "Funeral" demo and 1991’s "Second Life" demo, as well as new liner notes detailing the story of the album. All songs have been remastered and edited by John Alexander. Tracklist: ‘Scourging At The Pillar’, ‘The Dying Truth’, ‘Funeral’, ‘The Suffering’, ‘Human Cesspool’, ‘Mindscrape’, ‘Crawling Chaos’ and ‘Second Life’. "Funeral" demo: ‘Morbid Restitution’, ‘Funeral’ and ‘Choose Your Death’. "Second Life" demo: ‘The Dying Truth’, ‘Mindscrape’, ‘Human Cesspool’. ‘The Suffering’ and ‘Second Life’. More at www.cianide-chicago.blogspot.com or www.deathgasm.com

Deathgasm Records will release "Vulgar Darkness", the debut full-length from Polish MORBID EXECUTION (feat. members of THRONEUM). The tracklist reads like this: ‘Twisted Maniacs’, ‘Wizards Of Silesia’, ‘Rusted And Demonized’, ‘Dreadful Romance’, ‘Hell’s Driven Anger’, ‘Remain Breathless’ and ‘Vulgar Darkness’. More details at www.deathgasm.com

Vic Records has signed a license deal with Lux Inframundis Productions for the European release of the CD reissue of THE CHASM‘s “Procreation Of The Inner Temple” debut album from 1994, wich will also include their complete 1993 demo, rare pics and extensive liner notes from Olivier ‘Zoltar’ Badin. Vic Records will also release a new exclusive digipak repressing of their most recent album “Farseeing The Paranormal Abysm”, which was originally released on a limited edition by Lux Inframundis in 2009, mainly available in North America and sold out for close to 2 years.

The second album of Mexico’s SHUB NIGGURATH "A Deadly Call From The Stars" will be released in Europe through Vic Records as well. The original Lux Inframundis Productions edition was limited to 500 copies only and sold out in 5 months.

The co-operation between Lux Inframundis Productions and Vic Records will also lead to the release of the second solo album by THE CHASM’s vocalist / guitar player / composer Daniel Corchado: MAGNUM ITINER INETRIUS. This new album will be conformed of 12 compositions of epic 60+ minutes of atmospherical, experimental yet dark and melodic instrumental Metal. For all further info go to www.vicrecords.com

June 06, 2012

Nuclear Winter Records have a repress of the GRAVE MIASMA "Realm Of Evoked Doom" MCD and TEITANBLOOD "Black Purtenance Of Evil" CD back in stock again. Both items have been unavailable for a longer period of time, so this is a good chance to finally complete your collection. Check out www.nuclearwinterrecords.com for more details.

Seven years after their debut album "Fiers Et Victorieux", Québec Black Metallers BRUME D’AUTOMNE return with a new, self-titled full length. The album will be out next week via Sepulchral Productions and is supposed to feature less folkloric passages and an overall rawer, more furious approach. Here’s the complete tracklist: ‘Tels Des Béliers’, ‘Traditionnelle 4’, ‘L’esprit Du Courant’, ‘Rouge Souvenir D’Antan’, ‘Le Lieu De La Vengeance’, ‘Moé, J’me Souviens!’, ‘Saint Eustache – Traditionnelle 5’ and ‘Quand Les Corbeaux Crient Leur Haine’. For more info check out www.facebook.com/brumedautomne

On June 12, 2012 "Royaume Des Ombres" from Swiss Atmospheric / Industrial Black Metallers BORGNE will be released through Sepulchral Productions. Here’s the tracklist: ‘Fall Of The Lost Souls’, ‘Suffer As I Paid My Grave’, ‘In The Realm Of The Living I’m Dead’, ‘Only The Dead Can Be Heard’, ‘All These Screams Through Me’ and ‘The Last Thing You Will See’. Any additional info you may find at www.facebook.com/borgneblackmetal or www.sepulchralproductions.com

June 05, 2012

MASTER‘s eleventh full-length album "The New Elite" will be released through Pulverised Records on July 09 2012 in Europe and August 14, 2012 in North America. It was recorded, mixed and mastered at Shaark Studios (ROOT, FLESHLESS, etc) with artwork and layout designed by German graphic artist Mark Bridgeman.

Phoenix, Arizona based Horror Punks CALABRESE have posted another two songs (‘Heart Possession’ and ‘Coffin Of Ruins’) from their upcoming new album "Dayglo Necros" at this location. "Dayglo Necros" will be out on July 01, 2012 and you can already pre-order it here.

"Bestial Thrashing Bulldozer" is the title of the new FASTKILL full length, which is the first album release in four years since "Nuclear Thrashing Attack". It was recorded, mixed and mastered by Keisuke Okada (DISCONFORMITY, GRIDLINK, etc) at Sound Studio Noah, Tokyo and features artwork by Kei Gomi as well as a cover from Japanese cult Thrash band NIGAROBO’s ‘Endless Game’.

ZOMBIEFICATION‘s new 5 track EP "Reaper’s Consecration" was mixed and mastered by Tore Stjerna at Necromorbus Studio (WATAIN, DESULTORY, DESTRÖYER 666, etc). The artwork / layout was supplied by ZOMBIEFICATION’s Mr. Hitch himself.

"The Abrogation", the second full length by Alabama’s CHAOS INCEPTION, has just been released by Lavadome Productions. It was recorded and mixed by Lance Wright at Stargate Studios in Huntsville, AL during Fall / Winter 2011 and mastered by Brian Elliot at Mana Studios in January 2012. The cover artwork was created by Italian painter Paolo Girardi. The band and label have teamed with PureGrainAudio.com for an exclusive stream and lyrical commentary of the track ‘Pazuzu Eternal’ at this location. More info at www.facebook.com/chaosinception

SYLVAN REALM‘s 2011 "The Lodge Of Transcendence" (Reverie Recordings) is now streaming in its entirety at http://sylvanrealm.stereokiller.com. Here’s the full tracklist: ‘Sylvan Realm’, ‘Disappear Into The Landscape’, ‘Temple Of Not’, ‘Lodge Of Transcendence’ and ‘Twilight Kingdom’. SYLVAN REALM is currently seeking distributors for "The Lodge Of Transcendence", as well as any labels interested in releasing the album on vinyl. Interested parties should contact reverie999@gmail.com. More at www.facebook.com/sylvanrealm

June 03, 2012

French old school Death Metallers AFFLICTION GATE have finally completed the mix of their upcoming MCD / EP "Shattered Ante Mortem Illusions" which should be out in the coming months. One of the songs, ‘Aftermath: Curse’, a collaboration with Rogga Johansson of Swedish PAGANIZER, can already be checked out at the band’s official myspace site.

Hells Headbangers Records will release the following albums next month: MONGRELS CROSS (Black / Death Metal from Australia) – "The Sins Of Aquarius" (on July 03), DENIAL OF GOD – "Death And The Beyond"(the band’s first full-length in six years, recorded in 13 days the analog way at Berno Studio in Sweden, on July 13) as well as SATANIC BLOODSPRAYING (Bolivia) – "At The Mercy Of Satan" (on July 17) and THE ROYAL ARCH BLASPHEME – "II" (feat. PROFANATICA guitarist / songwriter John Gelso and KRIEG mastermind N. Imperial, on July 31) More info at www.hellsheadbangers.com

June 02, 2012

After two years of silence Polish Death Metallers HELLSPAWN return with their second album entitled "The Great Red Dragon". It will be released on June 06, 2012 through Wydawnictwo Muzyczne Psycho. The material was recorded, engineered, mixed and mastered at Hellspawn Studio by the frontman of the band – Mariusz Konieczny. The graphical layout of the album was designed by Michal Lis, who – especially for the purpose of this album – used William Blake’s paintings. Tracklist: ‘The First Banner In The Fields Of Devil’, ‘Word Becomes Flesh’, ‘Hellspawn’, ‘Diabolic’, ‘The Great Red Dragon’, ‘Intro To The Revelation’, ‘Revelation Of The Great Red Dragon’, ‘The Dice Are Cast’, ‘The Greatest King Among Demons’ and ‘An Obelisk Of The World’. The song ‘Diabolic’ can be checked out at this location. All further info at www.facebook.com/Hellspawn.Metal

ABORYM will enter the studio in October to record their sixth album. The follow-up to "Psychogrotesque" will be released in early 2013 through Agonia Records. The album’s title, tracklist, guests and all other details will be revealed soon. The band is also working on a special song in order to celebrate the anniversary of the first 20 years of the band’s career, an assembly of riffs, ideas, lyrics, loops, grooves sent by fans. Furthermore, a big fan wall poster is under construction, with hundreds of photos from the fans. You’ll find all info and restrictions on sending audio and visual material inside the fan area section on www.aborym.it

Metalhit.com have announced the release of five albums in July: GRAVE DESECRATOR – "Deathspells Rising" (rare demo and rehearsal recordings as well as tracks from their vinyl releases and a new song), under license from Despise The Sun Records, HORDES OF THE MORNING STAR – "Consummatum Est" (re-recorded with an augmented line-up, and including an additional new track), BESTIAL HOLOCAUST – "Into The Goat Vuvla" (under license from Iron Bonehead Records), DEATHRONATION – "Exorchrism" (with the "A Soil Forsaken" demo as a bonus) and POISONOUS – "Perdition’s Den" (originally released on vinyl by Sweden’s Blood Harvest Records, this new CD edition features new cover art by Mark Riddick, along with extra bonus tracks).

"Wijsgeer & Narreman" from Dutch Black Metal act LASTER is now available on cassette format via Germany’s Dunkelheit Produktionen (limited to 100 copies) at this location. The EP, that will also be released on MCD on August 01, 2012 features the following tracks: ‘In Levenskolken In Dadenstorm’, ‘Tot Eenheid Verweven’ and ‘Wijsgeer Ende Narreman’. PureGrainAudio.com is currently offering a stream / free download of "Wijsgeer & Narreman" here

ATARAXY‘s upcoming debut full-length CD will be entitled "Revelations Of The Ethereal" and should be out in September 2012. You can check out a couple of songs at the band’s brand new bandcamp site here.

NECROVEN‘s debut full-length CD "Worship Of Humiliation" will be released in mid to late September.

The OFFICIUM TRISTE / OPHIS split CD "Immersed" will be shipped between June 20 and 25, 2012. Mastered by Greg Chandler (vocals / guitar from ESOTERIC) at Priory Studios, the album will feature two lenghty and exclusive tracks from each band with a playing time of approximately 40 minutes.

The release date for BÄDR VOGU‘s debut full-length CD "Exitium" has been put off indefinitely due to some good delay in the layout process.