» News Archive August 2012
‘As Shadows Cover’, a track from Pennsylvania’s Black Metallers SHADOWS IN THE CRYPT‘s second full length release "Cryptic Communications", is currently streaming at this location. All further band info at www.facebook.com/shadowsinthecrypt
"The Gloomy Reflections Of Our Hidden Sorrows", the hard to find debut album of Mexican Death Metallers CENOTAPH, will be re-released on September 24, 2012 via Chaos Records. The album was remastered, includes original artwork by Polish artist Ryszard Wojtynski and features the "Tenebrous Apparitions" and "The Eternal Disgrace" 7" EPs as bonus. This one time pressing comes as a double vinyl (180gram), gatefold jacket (350gram), printed innersleeves with embossed CENOTAPH logo and an exclusive A2 poster. It is limited to 500 copies worldwide (100 brown, 100 orange and 300 classic black). You can pre-order your copy at this location.
Dead Center Productions from the Ukraine in cooperation with Parkour Zombie Records will release a tribute to HELLHAMMER / CELTIC FROST compilation later this year. The following bands / songs will be featured: EMPHERIS – ‘Maniac’, KULT OV AZAZEL – ‘The Third Of The Storms (Evoked Damnation)’, STILLBORN – ‘The Third Of The Storms (Evoked Damnation)’, BERSATOTT – ‘Revelations Of Doom’, MASSENHINRICHTUNG – ‘Jewel Throne’, SAURON – ‘Innocence And Wrath / The Usurper’, THEUDHO – ‘Dethroned Emperor’, TONDRA – ‘Reaper’, EMMOS – ‘Return To The Eve’, EVIL WARRIORS – ‘Third Of The Storms (Evoked Damnation)’, HEREAFTER – ‘A Kiss Or A Whisper’, NO EMPATHY – ‘Circle Of The Tyrants’, PAGANFIRE – ‘Inner Sanctum’, THANATHRON – ‘Into The Crypts Of Rays’, TENGWAR – ‘Visions Of Mortality’, THE DEAD MUSICIAN / THE AUSTRASIAN GOAT – ‘Sorrow Of The Moon’, CALES – ‘A Dying God Coming Into Human Flesh’, IRAN – ‘Mexican Radio’, AU REVOIR – ‘Buried And Forgotten’ and FOUL STENCH – ‘Dethroned Emperor’. More information and updates at www.deadcenter666.com
Malaysia’s HUMILIATION have signed a deal with Deepsend Records. Their as-of-yet untitled fourth album will be released in early 2013. www.humiliation.my
Deepsend Records have also signed Brisbane, Australia’s ETERNAL REST. The label will release the band’s debut album, "Prophetic", in early 2013. It was recorded and mixed by Joe Haley (PSYCROPTIC). A pre-production recording of the track ‘Preaching The Decimation Of Spheres’ has been posted at this location. More info at www.facebook.com/eternalrestband
Malaysian old school Death Metallers LAVATORY have been signed by Pulverised Records. The band recently released a five song EP entitled "Transgression" and plans are already underway to work on the debut full-length. Here’s a statement from vocalist Muntah Ke Darah on the signing: "Well it’s a dream come true for LAVATORY to sign with Pulverised as we are the first Malaysian band offered with this opportunity. Our next step after releasing a full-length with Pulverised Record is to plant the Malaysia and the Asia map into Europe and America territories. We hope our debut will open up the worldwide Metalheads’ eyes on Asia." More info at www.facebook.com/lavatory.bandpage
"Antichrist", the new EP from Sweden’s Thrash Metallers DIE HARD, is available for a free stream and download at this location. The EP will officially be released as a vinyl 7" on August 31, 2012 and features the two tracks ‘Antichrist’ (an alternative version) and ‘Bloodlust’ (VENOM cover). DIE HARD’s upcoming full-length album, "Conjure The Legions" will be out on September 25, 2012 in Europe and November 06, 2012 in North America. A promotional video for the album can be viewed here. More DIE HARD info at www.facebook.com/pages/die-hard/148666655155328
On October 08, 2012 Yonkers, New York based technical Death / Grinders MALIGNANCY will release their new full length album "Eugenics" through Willowtip / Hammerheart Records. The album was recorded throughout 2010 – 2011 by Eliot Gellar at Gellar Cellar Studio in Mahopac, New York, mixed and mastered by Luca Minieri at Dissonant Studio in Aosta, Italy and features cover art of Justin Osbourn of Slasher Designs. Here’s an official statement from the band: "Eugenics" is a culmination of MALIGNANCY past and present with a hint of what’s to come in the future. Recording the new tunes with a click track was a totally new experience." You can check out the cover art as well as the album’s opening track ‘Type Zero Civilization’ at this location. Here’s the full tracklist: ‘Type Zero Civilization’, ‘Eugenics’, ‘Extinction Event’, ‘Global Systemic Collapse’, ‘Cataclysmic Euphoria’, ‘Separatists’, ‘Monstrous Indifference’, ‘Cryptobiosis’, ‘Creatures Of Conformity’ and ‘The Breach’. More info at www.malignancy.com
EXUMER have premiered the video to the title track of their last album "Fire & Damnation" at this location. It’s the band’s first ever official video clip in their 27 year-long history and was entirely filmed and edited in Sao Paulo / Brazil, during EXUMER’s South American Damnation tour earlier this summer. The footage combines the band’s live performance with the harsh conditions prevalent in some of Sao Paulo’s less affluent and privileged neighborhoods. Comments vocalist Mem V. Stein: "The idea behind the clip was to showcase the band’s intense relationship with our Brazilian fans in a live situation and the disparities that are still present in one of the fastest growing economies in the world. We chose the song ‘Fire & Damnation’ because its vibe is quite universal, where you don’t have look to religion or elsewhere to find damnation here on earth. Ultimately, the clip is a "thank you" to all our fans in South America and around the world as we always try to relate to them in an honest and very real way." More info at www.exumer.de or www.facebook.com/exumerofficial
To The Death Records have uploaded a "pre-taster" of the upcoming third TERRORAMA full-length "Genocide" at this location. The album is supposed to be released in October 2012. For more information check out www.myspace.com/terrorama or http://terrorama.bandcamp.com
Swedish Death Metallers SORCERY have inked a deal with Xtreem Music for the release of their second full length album. The band split up in 1997 and reformed in 2009, recording two demos before signing to Xtreem Music. SORCERY is currently working on their new album, over 20 years after their debut. Still untitled, it’s being partly recorded with Tomas Skogsberg at Sunlight Studios, the same studio used in 1991 for "Bloodchilling Tales". Seven out of the nine songs on the album are brand new, written with the latest line-up, consisting of original members Ola Malmström (vocals), Paul Johansson (guitar) and the two new members, John Falk (drums) and Mikael Carlsson (bass). The other two songs, ‘Master Of The Chains’ and ‘Maculated Life’ were written during the bands earlier days and will perfectly link the old material with the new. The cover artwork is being drawn by Daniel Devilish, while the recordings will be finished around November for an expected release in January 2013 on CD with a vinyl version later on. In the meantime listen to the two new songs ‘Warbringer‘ and ‘Created From Darkness And Rage‘ featured on the band’s "Warbringer" pre-production demo 2012 which are being re-recorded for the album with better sound, production and arrangements.
On September 17, 2012 Chaos Records will release "The Opposition", the new MCD from Mexico’s EVIL ENTOURAGE. It features six tracks with special guest appearances from Fabiano Pena (THE ORDHER) and Tommy Dahlstrom (AEON). Here’s the tracklist: ‘Insidious’, ‘Swathe To Blind’, ‘From Inside I Burn’, ‘Oblitus Fidei’, ‘True – Rejected’ and ‘Eternal Disease’. You can check out the video for ‘Swathe To Blind’ at this location. All further info at www.facebook.com/evilentourage
Polish MASACHIST will release their new full-length "Scorned" through Selfmadegod Records on September 03, 2012. The follow-up to 2009’s "Death March Fury" was recorded at Monroe Sound Studio, with final production touches taken care by guitarist Aro. The album’s artwork (courtesy of Anna Rosól, Trynity Art Studio), the layout by Ataman Tolovy (Ataman Productions) as well as one of the tracks (‘Opposing Normality’) can already be checked out at this location. Here’s the complete tracklist: ‘Drilling The Nerves’, ‘The Process Of Elimination’, ‘Straight And Narrow Path’, ‘Manifesto (100% D.M.K.M)’, ‘Higher Authority’, ‘Opposing Normality’, ‘Liberation’, ‘Liberation part II’ and ‘Inner Void’. More info at www.masachist.pl or www.facebook.com/masachist
On July 14, 2012 Madison, WI Black Metallers WARSEID released their debut EP called "Where Fate Lies Unbound". It was produced by Cory Scheider (CASKET ROBBERY, LUNA MORTIS, EPICUREAN) at Old Dark House Studio and features the following tracks: ‘Shackles Through Sand’, ‘Frost Upon Embers’, ‘The Vengeance Pact’ and ‘Farewell ‘. All further info can be found at www.warseid.com
‘The Golden Square Mile’, a brand new track off the forthcoming, self-titled CRYPTOPSY album can be checked out at this location. The track deals with an unsolved murder that took place in the band’s native Montreal. The album was produced by Chris Donaldson and CRYPTOPSY and engineered and mixed by Chris Donaldson. It will released on September 11, 2012 directly through www.cryptopsy.ca.
"No Holier Temple", the second album by Finland’s HEXVESSEL‘s, will be released on September 07, 2012 through Svart Records. It is the follow up to the band’s 2011 debut album "Dawnbearer". More at www.facebook.com/hexvessel
Ohio’s Death / Thrashers CRUCIFIED MORTALS have finished a video for the song ‘The Late Night Butcher’. It can be viewed here. Together with another new track (‘Covet’) both songs will be available on a split 7" EP with Czech Republic’s Thrasher RADIOLOKATOR, to be released via Doomentia Records (www.doomentia.com) early fall. More info at www.facebook.com/crucifiedmortals.
NECROHARMONIC PRODUCTIONS has parted ways with Morbid Wrath Records. As a result some of the plans with that sublabel have been since cancelled or changed. A new website can be found at http://necroharmonic.bigcartel.com. The label is currently working on two new websites. One of them will cover their CD / LP releases while the other will be a historic Necroharmonic website which will chronicle the label’s releases since their formation in 1990. You’ll also find them on Facebook at this address: www.facebook.com/pages/necroharmonic-productions/30902242203
On October 01, 2012 Kaotoxin Records will release "Cannibalisme, Hérésie Et Autres Sauvageries", the debut full length from French Death Metallers SAVAGE ANNIHILATION. The complete tracklist reads like this: ‘Le Commencement’, ‘Dépeuplez Ce Monde De Vermines’, ‘Les Catacombes De L’Abomination (Pt.1)’, ‘Les Catacombes De L’Abomination (Pt.2)’, ‘Dévoré Par L’Humanité’, ‘La Marche Des Exhumés’, ‘Dans Un Océan De Putridité’, ‘En État De Décomposition’, ‘Le Soulèvement’ and ‘Ouvrez La Tombe Des Assoifés De Sang’. More info at www.facebook.com/savageannihilation
"Excruciating Intestinal Lacerations", the debut from ENGORGEMENT, is out now through Comatose Music. A full-album stream can be found at this location. The artwork was done by Andrey Kroms and it was mixed and mastered at 16th Cellar Studio in Italy. All further info at www.facebook.com/engorgement
F.D.A. Records will release "My Empire" from Germany’s Death Metallers DESERTED FEAR on September 28, 2012 in Germany and October 01, 2012 worldwide. The album was mixed and mastered by Dan Swanö at Unisound Studio. A promo video has been posted at this location. Here’s the full tracklist: ‘Intro’, ‘The Battalion Of Insanities’, ‘Pestilential’, ‘Nocturnal Frags’, ‘Morbid Infection’, ‘The Black Incantation’, ‘Scene Of Crime’, ‘Field Of Death’, ‘My Empire’ and ‘Bury Your Dead’. Pre-orders for the special CD / t-shirt bundle are available here. For more on DESERTED FEAR visit www.facebook.com/desertedfear
French old school Death Metallers AFFLICTION GATE have returned to the scene with a new MCD entitled "Shattered Ante Mortem Illusions". It features 3 exclusive brand new songs (+ 1 outro) and guest appearances of Eric Daniels (former ASPHYX guitarist, GRAND SUPREME BLOODCOURT) and Rogga Johansson (PAGANIZER, BONE GNAWER, ex – EDGE OF SANITY…). The MCD is available through Metal Inquisition Records (www.metal-inquisition.de) or directly from the band (firstname.lastname@example.org). AFFLICTION GATE have uploaded the song ‘Aftermath: Curse’ and an edited version of ‘Memories Of Battlefield’ to their new reverbnation site. The official Myspace site is still valid as well www.myspace.com/afflictiongate.
North Carolina Thrashers EUGENIC DEATH will release their debut full length "Crimes Against Humanity" through Heaven and Hell Records on September 18, 2012. ICED EARTH guitarist Troy Seele makes a guest appearance on the track ‘Epitaph’. Here’s the complete tracklist: ‘Crimes Against Humanity’, ‘Indicative Deity’, ‘Medication Time’, ‘The Devil Waits’, ‘Plagued By Ignorance’, ‘Epitaph’ and ‘The Practice’. You can check out a promo video for ‘Crimes Against Humanity’ at this location. More info at www.facebook.com/pages/eugenic-death/114414165293876
Germany’s Dunkelheit Produktionen will re-release WANDERER‘s "Bypassing The Abyss" album this Fall (it was originally released on Magik Art in 2005). The original master, that was damaged before pressing, has been carefully repaired and re-mastered and the new edition comes as a digipak with a 12-page booklet including Mysterion’s (vocals / lyrics / artwork) original pictures and art of the Russian designer Al.Ex. A vinyl edition is planned for 2013. More info at www.dunkelheit.cc
Danish old school Death Metallers DEUS OTIOSUS have uploaded a video from the recording of the band’s upcoming new album "Godless" at this location. The album was recorded at Danish Earplug studio and will be released by Deepsend Records. More information at www.deus-otiosus.com
Polish Death Metallers DEPOPULATE have just released their debut EP "Till Man Exists No More". It was recorded at SH Studio in Katowice, Poland and mixed and mastered by Maels from the Polish band STROMMOUSSHELD. The tracklist reads like this: ‘Intro’, ‘Deranged I Slice’, ‘Pandemic Lust’, ‘Wastesoaked’, ‘Show Me The Way To Your Heart’ and ‘Harvesting Human Flesh’. A video for song ‘Deranged I Slice’ can be checked out at this location. For all further info go to www.facebook.com/depopulate
On September 11, 2012 EVOCATION‘s "Tales From The Tomb" (2007) and "Dead Calm Chaos" (2008) albums will both be released through Metal Blade Records in North America. More info at www.evocation.se
An exclusive stream of the title track from Pennsylvania’s SHADOWS IN THE CRYPT‘s "Cryptic Communications" can be checked out at this location. For all further info go to www.facebook.com/shadowsinthecrypt
"Disease To Divide", the demo CD by New York classic Death Metallers THEVETAT (featuring members of CEREMONIUM, HEMLOCK and CEREBRAL HAEMORRAGE), is currently streaming at this location. It was released in cooperation between Dark Descent and Destro Records and features the following tracks: ‘Lifeless’, ‘Transmigration Of Souls’ and ‘Nihilistic Doctrine’. The cover art was created by Alex Morkh Shadrin and Ironworx Gravefix. More THEVETAT at www.facebook.com/thevetat
The editors of A DECADE IN THE GRAVE (NECRANASTASIS 1987-1997), the upcoming book about the Greek underground scene, have already finished interviews with VOMIT, DEATH COURIER, FUNERAL URN, NORDOR, SARCASTIC TERROR, and MORTAL PAIN. Still in the works are the features on NERGAL, OBSECRATION, SEPTICEMIA, FLAMES, DESPISE, ROTTING CHRIST, SEPTIC FLESH, EXHUMATION, NIGHTFALL, MEDIEVAL DEATH, NECROMANTIA, ZEMIAL, ACETIC VOICE, SPIDER KICKERS, STIGMA, KAWIR, LEGION OF DOOM, NAER MATARON, VORPHALACK, SICKNESS, PHLEBOTOMY, Andrew Veneris (Merciless Death ‘zine), George Exarchos (ButtFuck ‘zine, FLEGETHON), Wipe Out Records, Melancholy Productions and many more. Apart from that the guys are currently collecting photos, flyers and covers as well as preparing biographies for the most unknown bands of the Hellenic underground scene. More information at email@example.com
Vocalist Jordan Dorge of Canadian Melodic Death Metallers LAIKA has issued the following statement regarding last month’s ill-fated Laikaruptour 2012 with tech Deathers ABHORUPT: "We are back safe and sound from tour, it was a rocky one but we kept our spirits up. First we would like to thank all the promoters, bands and fans for making this tour possible. We unfortunatly only got to complete 3 of the 8 shows we had booked out west. Our van broke down 3 hours outside of Vancouver, we were super crushed as we were looking forward to hitting Vancouver again and the rest of the dates. We got it towed to a nearby town and they helped us get to kamloops where we waited for the van to get fixed up. Other than the blown transmission we had a successful tour, showed fans a little taste of new material and got our new guitarist worked into the tour life. We are already making plans as your reading this to make up for the lost dates so stay tuned. See the tour video below to witness the journey we had!" You can check out the Laikaruptour 2012 video at this location. LAIKA is currently preparing to hit the studio with engineer Ryan Forsyth to record the long overdue follow up to 2010’s "Crafting The Cataclysm" (available for free download at here). To help fund the album, which will be entitled "Somnia", the band has launched an IndieGoGo campaign at www.indiegogo.com/somniafunding.
Polish melodic Death Metallers EMPATIC have replaced guitarist Jakub Bednarski with Piotr Kain Kolakowski (NEYRA, VIOLENT CREED) and drummer Jaroslaw Sliwka Krzysztof Bednarowicz (MANIPULATION, DEATHBRINGER) has also returned to the band. The band is currently working on their next studio album which will be recorded in the second half of 2013 in SB Studio in Ostroleka. www.empatic.com
Canadian Death Metallers AUROCH have signed a deal with Polish label Hellthrasher Productions for the release of their new album "From Forgotten Worlds". The album features cover artwork by Danille Gauvin and has the following tracklist: ‘From Forgotten Worlds’, ‘Fleshless Ascension (Paths Of Dawn)’, ‘Slaves To A Flame Undying’, ‘Dregs Of Sanity’, ‘Talisman For Total Temporal Collapse’, ‘Terra Akeldama’, ‘Bloodborne Conspiracy’ and ‘Tundra Moon’. The track ‘Slaves To A Flame Undying’ (feat. S.H. from MITOCHONDRION) can be checked out at this location. The CD version is due out in October. More info at www.facebook.com/Aurochmetal?ref=search
Sweden’s EVOCATION will release their fourth album "Illusions Of Grandeur" through Century Media Records on September 24, 2012 in Europe. Cover artist Xaay, who already worked with EVOCATION on the "Apocalyptic" album, has delivered the artwork for the new album once again. The album was recorded at IF Studios (IN FLAMES, THE HAUNTED etc.) and Evocation Studios together with producer Roberto Laghi (IN FLAMES etc.), mixed at IF Studios by Roberto Laghi and mastered at Bohus Sound Studios by Dragan Tanaskovic. AMON AMARTH’s Johan Hegg laid down guest vocals on the song ‘Into Submission’. "Illusions Of Grandeur" will be released on CD, limited edition deigipak CD (incl. 3 studio bonus tracks) and on LP (including a big size poster of the album artwork). Here’s the complete tracklist: ‘Illusions Of Grandeur’, ‘Well Of Despair’, ‘Divide And Conquer’, ‘Perception Of Reality’, ‘Metus Odium’, ‘I’ll Be Your Suicide’, ‘Crimson Skies’, ‘Into Submission’, ‘The Seven Faces Of God’, ‘Final Disclosure’, ‘Shades Of Shame'(digipak bonus track), ‘Dark Day Dawn’ (digipak bonus track) and ‘Dead Without A Trace’ (digipak bonus track). More info and updates at www.evocation.se
Armee De La Mort Records will release a compilation double CD by French Death Metallers DISABLED entitled "When All Is Slayed…". It features the 3 demos "Disabled" (1992), "The Fall Of Christ" (1993), "Here Lies Your God" (1995) as well as the "Faith Ablation" EP (1997) and many live recordings, including 11 unreleased tracks and TERRORIZER and AUTOPSY cover songs. The 32 pages booklet is illustrated by Chris "Thorncross" Moyen, who is the brother of DISABLED’s guitarist. More info at www.legionofdeathrecords.com
Sweden’s old school Thrashers DIE HARD will release their new album "Conjure The Legions" via Agonia Records on September 25, 2012 (in Europe) and November 06, 2012 (in North America). The tracklist reads like this: ‘Conjure The Legions’, ‘Masters Of Deceit’, ‘Satanic Uprise’, ‘Thrash Them All’, ‘Cold Scythe’, ‘Sanctify The Morbid’, ‘Antichrist’, ‘Stand Up’ and ‘Robe And Crown’. The band has prepared a promotional video teaser featuring song samples from the album that can be viewed at this location. The new album comes as a digital download, jewel-case CD, black vinyl and limited to 66 copies yellow vinyl. Prior to release date, Agonia Records will also release a special EP from DIE HARD entitled "Antichrist" which includes two exclusive tracks (an alternative version of the song ‘Antichrist’ and a VENOM cover). More info at www.facebook.com/pages/die-hard/148666655155328
On September 03, 2012 Kaotoxin Records will release the debut full length "Scorn Aesthetics" from French Death Metallers AD PATRES. The band consists of drummer / founder and Seth member Alsvid, who has been part of many French Black Metal bands over the past 17 years, and members and ex – members of WITHDRAWN and I.O.S.T. VS-Webzine.com is currently streaming "Scorn Aesthetics" in its entirety at this location. All further info at www.facebook.com/adpatres
Iceland’s Death Metallers ANGIST have been signed by Abyss Records. The band’s self-released five-track EP, "Circle Of Suffering", was made available for the first time in North America by Abyss Records this summer and can be purchased at www.officialabyssrecords.com. It was recorded, mixed and mastered by Wann at Emissary Studio. Here’s the tracklist: ‘Circle Of Suffering’, ‘Godless’, ‘Silence’, ‘Unwelcome Thoughts’ and ‘Death Incarnate’. Abyss Records will release the band’s full-length debut in the near future. Live footage of the band playing ‘Death Incarnate’ has been posted at this location. More at www.facebook.com/angisttheband
Sweden’s GOREMENT have signed a worldwide deal with Century Media Records for the release of the band’s entire recordings. "Within The Shadow Of Darkness – The Complete Recordings" will be released on September 24, 2012 on 2 CD and double vinyl (incl. the 2 CD) as well as digital download. The entire musical content has been remastered from the original master tapes by Dan Swanö, who has already been in charge of the production of GOREMENT’s demos and the "Into Shadows" EP. Dan Swanö comments: "GOREMENT was one of the first bands outside my "circle" that I ever recorded. The first demo was done on a 4 track portastudio, and I must say I am a bit surprised that the sound on that one is the coolest after the restoration!! Gorement could have been so much bigger if they had recorded the 1st album in a studio that would have given them the fat and "gory" sound their music deserves. The songs are catchy and the musicianship high above average in the SweDeath scene at the time. It was a pure pleasure to revisit these recordings and carve out the best sonics possible." "Within The Shadow Of Darkness – The Complete Recordings" includes the following: CD1 – "The Ending Quest" (album 1994), CD2 – "Human Relic" demo (1991), "Obsequies …" demo (1991), "Into Shadows" EP (1992), "Promo ’95" demo (1995) as well as 5 previously unreleased live tracks from 1991 (only on CD). The release comes with artwork by German / Swiss artist Carlos Schwabe and liner notes by the band, a detailed interview done by Nicola Costantini (well-known for his books "Encyclopedia of Svensk Dödsmetall" and "The Return … of Svensk Dödsmetall"), all lyrics and loads of old flyers, photos, covers, fanzine interviews etc. www.myspace.com/gorement
BOMBS OF HADES new album "The Serpent’s Redemption" is out now through Pulversised Records. It was recorded and mixed at Welfare Sounds Studio and the cover art comes courtesy of Rafal Kruszyk (INTERMENT, HOODED MENACE, UNCANNY, COFFINS, etc). The tracklist reads like this: ‘Crawl Away And Bleed Forever’, ‘Darkness, My Soul’, ‘Burn’, ‘The Serpent’s Redemption’, ‘Forgotten In Graves’, ‘Incubus Descending’, ‘Skull Collector’, ‘Scorched Earth – Part 1: Into Chaos, Part 2: The Throne Of Flesh, Part 3: Rapture’. For all further info, check out www.facebook.com/bombsofhades
On August 28, 2012 Abyss Records will release the vinyl edition of "Masters Of Hate", the debut full-length from Sweden’s DESULTOR (the CD version already came out in March this year). There will be two editions: the "Die-Hard" version (limited to 100 hand-numbered copies on 180 gram transparent red vinyl, incl. a high gloss jacket with two-sided color insert, exclusive embroidered patch, logo vinyl sticker and button) and the standard version (limited to 400 hand-numbered copies on 180 gram transparent red vinyl, incl. a high gloss jacket with two-sided color insert and logo vinyl sticker). Pre-orders are now being accepted at www.officialabyssrecords.com. More DESULTOR info at www.myspace.com/desultorsweden
Belgian melodic Black Metallers SAILLE have entered Shumcot Studios in Aartrijke (Belgium) with producer Reinier Schenk (GORATH, FLESHMOULD) to begin recording their as yet untitled new album, for a January 2013 release via Code666 Records. Keyboard player Dries Gaerdelen commented: "When creating our new album, I did research on and was inspired by several ancient destruction rituals. The new songs are therefore darker, faster, more aggressive and create a feeling of unease. The lyrics written by frontman Dennie Grondelaers, explore the history of those death rites. With the drums being recorded a while ago, we’ve all got a "recording state of mind" and have a feeling we’re creating more than just songs. We’re looking forward to unleashing our creations on the audience, both on CD and live!" The artwork will be created by Polish digital landscape artist Michal Karcz who also developed the bands former artwork. Mastering will be done by Tom Kvålsvoll, who previously worked with 1349, DIMMU BORGIR and KEEP OF KALESSIN. All further info at www.saille.be or www.facebook.com/saillemetal
French Grindcore act UNSU have just released their first ever music video for the song ‘The Filthy’. It was directed by Jordan Saunders of Dead Parrot Productions. The video was shot on July 09 and 10, 2012 at la Rumeur (Lille, France) and l’Hôtel de la musique (Roubaix, France) and features very special guest appearance by members of MALIGNANCY (US), CEPHALIC IMPURITY (Russia), UNFATHOMABLE RUINATION (UK), EYE OF SOLITUDE (UK), TRIFIXION (UK), PURIFY (France) and FORGET YOUR FEARS (France). You can check out the video at this location www.youtube.com/watch?v=WItgq1kNTsA&feature=plcp. UNSU’s debut full-length will be released in the first half of 2013 through Kaotoxin Records (www.kaotoxin.com)
REVOLTING‘s fourth album "Hymns Of Ghastly Horror" is scheduled to be released on September 07, 2012 via F.D.A. Records (www.fda-records.com) in CD and digital formats. The vinyl version will be released on November 16, 2012. Check out a promo clip for the track ‘The Mother Of Darkness’ at this location. Here’s the complete album tracklist: ‘The Mother Of Darkness’, ‘Their Thoughts Can Kill’, ‘Ravenous Alien Spawn’, ‘The Black Queen’, ‘The Thing That C.H.U.D. Not Be’, ‘Psychoplasmics’, ‘Prey To Katahdin’, ‘Kinderfeeder’ and ‘The Hatchet Murders’. For more info on REVOLTING visit www.facebook.com/pages/revolting/144322252254789
DECLINE OF THE I is a French project led by A.K. from VORKREIST, MERRIMACK, etc. The debut album "Inhibition" will be released via Agonia Records on September 25, 2012 in Europe and November 06, 2012 in North America. Video teasers are available here and here. Sound samples can be found at band’s official myspace profile www.myspace.com/declineof
Saint Louis, Missouri based brutal Death Metallers DRAG THE DEAD have just released their self-titled, full-length album which is the follow up to their debut EP, "The Saint Louis Murder Sessions" (currently digitally available worldwide). The tracklist reads like this: ‘Prelusive Uterine Decimation’, ‘Blindsided Menstrual Holocaust’, ‘The Final Desecration’, ‘Necrology Postmortem’, ‘When They Walk Again’, ‘Serial Deity To The Aborted’, ‘The Stabbing’, ‘The Interview Of Lisa Ann Montgomery’, ‘Sledgehammer To The Cunt’, ‘Sullen Despoliation Of Blood And Genitals’, ‘Shit Fucked And Forgotten’, ‘Semen Spilled Upon The Flesh Of The Dead’, ‘Concluding Suffrage’ and ‘Remember To Leave The Pieces’. For all further info check out www.dragthedead.com or www.facebook.com/dragthedead
Swedish Death Metallers ERUPTED will be releasing their debut full-length "In The Grip Of Chaos" via Abyss Records later this year. The track ‘That Which Is Denied Gains Power’ is currently streaming at this location. The band commented: "During the last months of 2011 until April of 2012 we have been doing recordings for our upcoming album. We haven’t had a lot of time to play live, socialize or even drink beer. But now, more than half a year after it was started, our album is on the finishing stretch, and we can proudly present one of the tracks. This album is going to consist of both new and old tracks, some of which our longtime listeners might remember from live shows or earlier recordings.We are currently looking for shows for our summer, and hopefully we will be out showcasing our new material a lot, so keep an eye out for live videos and recordings to get sneak previews of more songs! The whole studio experience has been special because both bass and drums was recorded on an analog tape recorder, which meant a lot of retakes, but we hope that some of the ”live” feeling got recorded on there as well. Besides that the recording experience has been good. All the mixing and mastering was done at Kloster Productions by Robin ”Rojne” Svensson, the same guy that mixed "Faces Of Death.” Here’s the album’s complete tracklist: ‘Salvation From Below’, ‘In The Grip Of Chaos’, ‘Dark Mistress’, ‘Path Of Perdition’, ‘Death Of A Depraved Mind’, ‘Blazing Fall Of Heaven’, ‘That Which Is Denied Gains Power’, ‘Born Of Hate’, ‘Hell Recreated’ and ‘Faces Of Death’ (the latter two have been taken from the "Faces Of Death" demo). The band has posted a teaser video for "In the Grip Of Chaos" at this location. More info at www.facebook.com/eruptedofficial
During the past couple of weeks FLAMMENSTURM have been working on their second album "Nur Für Den Augenblick" which will be released in late Autumn via Black Light Music. The tracklist reads like this: ‘Intro’, ‘Unter Rotem Mond’, ‘Drachenwege’, ‘All’ Die Briefe Die Ich Schrieb’, ‘Alte Geschichten’, ‘Des Waldes Geister’, ‘Trinklied’, ‘Feuer’, ‘Nicht Eine Träne’, ‘Kälte’, ‘Vergewaltigt Und Am Boden’, ‘Soweit Der Wind Mich Trägt’, ‘Schärfe Dein Schwert’ and ‘Nur Für Den Augenblick’. The first 500 copies will be released in a wooden box with a burned logo and title, and it includes a couple of extras. More info and ordering details at www.black-light-music.com