» News Archive September 2012

September 29, 2012

Michel Jonker of Groningen based, Dutch old school Death Metallers ENTRAPMENT has finished the recordings of the band’s debut full length "The Obscurity Within…". It will be released on October 26, 2012 via Soulseller Records, with artwork created by Mattias Vanhelgd. The tracklist reads like this: ‘Catatonic Rites’, ‘Shallow Breath’, ‘Feast Of Atonement’, ‘The Obscurity Within…’, ‘Dead And Cold’, ‘Infernal Blasphemies’ (a re-recorded songfrom their "Infernal Blasphemies" demo 2010), ‘Anxiety’, ‘Eternal Bliss’, ‘Mentally Deranged’ and ‘Soul Entrapment’ (another re-recorded demo song, from the "Putrefying Stench Of Death" demo). More info and a sound sample you’ll find here http://entrapment2.bandcamp.com/music

Greek Death Metallers WAR POSSESSION (featuring members of EMBRACE OF THORNS, MERCILESS CRUCIFIXION and WARGOAT) have been signed by Hellthrasher Productions for the release of their upcoming EP "Through The Ages". It is supposed to be out in November and has the following tracklisting: ‘In The Shadow Of The Ancient Gods’, ‘Medieval Bloodlust’, ‘World War Domination’, ‘A Taste Of Things To Come (Chaos Awaits)’ and ‘Deathmarch’. The song ‘World War Domination’ is available for streaming at this location.

September 27, 2012

On October 10, 2012 Hell’s Headbangers Records will release a split 7" between SPAWN OF SATAN and SATHANAS . It features the following tracks: SPAWN OF SATAN – ‘Ritual Murder’ and SATHANAS – ‘Unholy Eternal’. An exclusive streaming preview can be found at this location. And on October 31, 2012 the label will release a limited-edition CD and 12" vinyl (mastered at 45 RPM and with laser-etched B-side) of BESTIAL WARLUST‘s 1996 demo "Satan’s Fist". Tracklisting: ‘Left For Vultures’, ‘Hell’s Militia’ and ‘Satan’s Fist’. The exclusive streaming for this one can be found here. More info at www.hellsheadbangers.com

Polish Black / Death Metallers NEOLITH have just released a new promo entitled "Iter Ad Inferni". It contains the following three new tracks: ‘Of The Angel And His Orison’, ‘Inferludium’ and ‘One Is The Truth And The Truth Is The One’. All songs are available for streaming here and here. The material has been recorded at Kola Studio in Sanok and features new members Bolus (guitar, known from the Heavy Metal band KRUSHER) and Kriss (bass and backing vocals, formerly of HELL UNITED and ELENIUM). At the moment the band is looking for a label for the release of their upcoming fourth studio album"Infernalism" which will be recorded in Winter 2012 / 2013. More about NEOLITH at www.neolith.pl

September 26, 2012

Four songs from "The Dissection Of Christ", the new album by Kansas City based TORN THE FUCK APART, are currently streaming at this location. A video for the track ‘Dead Religion’ has been posted here. The complete tracklist of the album reads like this: ‘God’s Blood Turned Black’, ‘Father Of Filth’, ‘…The Dissection Of Christ’, ‘Our Serpent Savior’, ‘Bashed In Prophets’, ‘Purgatorium’, ‘Dead Religion’, ‘Decapitated Disciples’, ‘Crucifixion Infection’ and ‘Angels Decayed In Dust’. More info at www.tornthefuckapart.com

New York based Death Metallers DEHUMANIZED have signed a deal with Comatose Music. The band released their debut album "Prophecies Foretold" in 1998 but broke up in 2000. In 2004 they reformed only to break up once again in 2007. Finally in 2011 DEHUMANIZED resurfaced with a solid line-up and new music. In addition, they are performing live again, which has included several large fests. Their new album is entitled "Controlled Elite" and is scheduled to be released on November 27, 2012. It was recorded at Full Force Studio in Long Island, NY and engineered by Joe Cincotta. "All of us in DEHUMANIZED are extremely excited to be a part of Comatose Music and 2013 is going to be the year to remember for all fans of DEHUMANIZED", says George Torres, drummer and founding member. "We want to spread this new album like the plague!" For more info go to www.facebook.com/dehumanized.ny

"The Acceptance Of Zero Existence", the second full-length from Colorado’s EXECRATION, will be released through Comatose Music. The album is the follow-up to 2008’s "A Feast For The Wretched". For all further information check out www.comatosemusic.com or www.facebook.com/pages/execration/152144791470734

"Growing Seeds Of Decay", the debut from Italy’s brutal Death Metallers SEPTYCAL GORGE, is now available again worldwide via Comatose Music as a digipak containing the original release in its entirety and three bonus tracks taken from the band’s 2008 split, "Da Vinci Death Code". www.comatosemusic.com

Denver Thrashers SILENCER have self-released their third full-length "The Great Bear". It is also available via Vanity Music Group and it will furthermore be available in stores, iTunes and Amazon MP3. Available physical formats are CD and limited edition 180-gram vinyl. Visit www.silencer.cc for details. To mark the release of the album, Blistering.com is now streaming "The Great Bear" in its entirety at this location.

September 24, 2012

All those of you who still prefer to read non-digital fanzines are adviced to check out ARGYOPE # 2. I wouldn’t necessarily call this a real fanzine, it’s actually more of a newsletter type thing with only a handful of interviews in it, but since it’s almost for free (you just gotta check the individual postage costs with editor Saul), there’s nothing to complain about. On 16 half-sized, xeroxed pages you get features on DERKETA, ACHERON, INHUMATE, LUCIFERA and LELAHELL that are mostly written in English (strangely with a couple of French parts included as well). More details from sauldaniel666@yahoo.fr

For a limited period of time DEIPHAGO offer an exclusive stream of their brand-new album "Satan Alpha Omega" at Zero Tolerance magazine’s website. The album is out now through Hells Headbangers.

September 22, 2012

Here’s a statement from Swedish Death Metallers DEMONICAL: "We are proud to announce our confirmation of a headlining tour through Russia this coming October. Our Swedish comrades in SPASMODIC will join as support making this "Death Infernal Russia" crusade a lethal Death Metal firestorm. The tour will include concerts in Velikiye Luki, Izhevsk, Ekaterinburg, Chelyabinsk, Samara, Nizhny Novgorod and various other cities. Exact dates and details to be announced within the nearest days. We can also reveal that last weekend was spent at the DEMONICAL headquarter rehearsing new material and making preparations for the pre-production phase of the next album. Five tunes were nailed and completed, deadly material that is still good old Death Metal (which we all worship) but with some new perspectives and varied influences. The recordings of the next full-length will take place at Necromorbus Studios on and off between mid-November and late January with a tentative release date in April / May 2013." More info at www.demonical.net

September 21, 2012

As a preview of what is to come with the next full-length "Almighty Arcanum", Hells Headbangers will soon release a new DENOUNCEMENT PYRE 7” EP entitled "Darkness Manifest". The EP will feature one album track plus an additional track that is exclusive to this release. Both songs were recorded during different sessions to those for the album, so they are unique to this release and will be released in a limited pressing. The band commented on the release: "Darkness Manifest should be considered as more of a pathway to, rather than a direct preview of, what can be expected with the next full-length. The title track (‘Darkness Manifest’) has been re-recorded during the album recording sessions, so we offer it here as a raw and unhinged version that will provide some insight into the newer material and the direction we are heading. Meanwhile, the B-side (‘Eleven Gates’) is the most obscure track that we have ever recorded with DENOUNCEMENT PYRE and one we felt worthy of inclusion for this release. Before we plunge with full force into the "Almighty Arcanum", we must set the tone with "Darkness Manifest". Beware the shadows… more to be revealed soon!" In related DENOUNCEMENT PYRE news, the recording of "Almighty Arcanum" is now complete, and the tracks have recently been mastered at Endarker Studios in Sweden. The follow-up to 2010’s "World Cremation" is scheduled for release on CD and LP in January 2013, again through Hells Headbangers. For more info and updates go to www.facebook.com/denouncementpyre

September 18, 2012

US Death Metallers ABYSME (featuring former FUNERUS member Brad Heiple) will release the CD version of their first full-length album "Strange Rites" on September 24, 2012 via Hellthrasher Productions. The vinyl edition will be released later this year via Blood Harvest Records. "Strange Rites" features cover artwork by Putrid Matt and has the following tracklist: ‘Scribbled In Dust’, ‘Beyond The Seventh Door’, ‘Formless’, ‘Annihilated Memory’, ‘Gift To The Gods’, ‘We Shall Sleep’, ‘Terminal Delirium’, ‘The Third Day’, ‘Fallen Colossus’ and ‘Remarkable Conqueror’. The opening track ‘Scribbled In Dust’ is available for streaming at this location.

The MORGION compilation "God Of Death & Disease" is now available via www.darkdescentrecords.com. A full album stream was posted at DarkDescentRecords.bandcamp.com. In related news, MORGION has been announced for 2013’s edition of the Maryland Death Fest. Originally slated to appear at this year’s fest, MORGION was forced to bow out due to circumstances beyond their control. Check www.marylanddeathfest.com and www.morgion.com for updates and information.

Denver Thrashers SILENCER have teamed-up with PureGrainAudio.com for a free download of the song ‘I Am Thunder!’ from their forthcoming third full-length, "The Great Bear". It is available for stream and download at this location. "The Great Bear" is due out on September 25, 2012 via SILENCER and Vanity Music Group and will be available in stores, iTunes and Amazon MP3. Available physical formats are CD and limited edition 180-gram vinyl. SILENCER will be performing on selected warm-up dates and are in the planning stages for tours following the album’s release. More info at www.silencer.cc

‘Blood Of Saints’, the premiere track from RAGNAROK‘s new album"Malediction", can now be streamed here. The album will be out on October 30, 2012 in Europe and November 06, 2012 in North America via Agonia Records. It will be available as a jewelcase CD (limited to the first press), digital download and limited vinyl with an exclusive bonus track. The first 100 copies will be available on a handnumbered brown vinyl. The album can be pre-ordered at this location. All further info at www.facebook.com/ragnarokofficial

September 14, 2012

On November 06, 2012 Shadow Kingdom Records will reissue MANILLA ROAD‘s 1980 album "Invasion". It features the following tracks: ‘The Dream Goes On’, ‘Cat And Mouse’, ‘Far Side Of The Sun’, ‘Street Jammer’, ‘Centurian War Games’ and ‘The Empire’. "Invasion" can be purchased from the Shadow Kingdom Records store at this location or at www.shadowkingdomrecords.bandcamp.com. In related news MANILLA ROAD has been confirmed for Maryland Death Fest XI, which will take place May 23 – 26, 2013 in Baltimore, MD. For for information and updates visit www.marylanddeathfest.com. More MANILLA ROAD info you will find at www.manillaroad.net

September 13, 2012

Help needed! As most of you probably know by now, there will be a book edition of Voices From The Darkside in the not too distant future… for that we’re looking for people who still own issue # 2 und issue # 4 and who can deliver high quality scans of the pages… Half of issue # 2 has already been scanned, but the more people are able to help the quicker we can get it done… please get in touch and feel free to pass this one on to those who might be able to help. Thanks!!!

The new KARNARIUM full length album "Otapamo Pralaja" is out now through Nuclear Winter Records. The LP version comes with an insert and is limited to 500 copies.

Also out on Nuclear Winter Records is the ANTEDILUVIAN / TEMPLE NIGHTSIDE split 7” EP. It features exclusive tracks by both bands, comes with a two-sided mini poster and is limited to 500 copies. More info at www.nuclearwinterrecords.com

Finnish DESOLATE SHRINE has signed with Dark Descent Records for the release of their next album "The Sanctum Of Human Darkness". The new album will be released before the end of the year. An eight minute preview video which features artwork from the band’s own L.L. can be checked out at this location.

Also Finnish acts MAVETH and LANTERN will both release full-length albums before the end of the year through Dark Descent Records, with SWALLOWED and KRYPTS to follow in early 2013. Additionally, CORPSESSED is also in the writing process for their debut full-length. Visit darkdescentrecords.bandcamp.com to stream albums from UNCANNY, FATHER BEFOULED, BINAH, COFFIN TEXTS, ANHEDONIST and many more. All further info at www.darkdescentrecords.com

"Growing Seeds Of Decay", the debut by Italy’s brutal Death Metallers SEPTYCAL GORGE, will be re-released through Comatose Music on September 25, 2012. It will be available as a digipak containing the original release in its entirety and three bonus tracks taken from the band’s 2008 split, "Da Vinci Death Code". Here’s the tracklist: ‘Intro’, ‘Unidentified Corpse’, ‘Abominated Hierarchy’, ‘Waltz Of Desperation’, ‘Ultima Lucida Follia’, ‘Growing Seeds Of Decay’, ‘Poisoned Human Flesh’, ‘Infected Dreams’, ‘Vacuous Retaliation’, ‘Forgotten Face Of Human Prism’, ‘Psychotic Redemption’ and ‘Deformed Heretic Impalement’. More info at www.comatosemusic.com

Colorado’s EXECRATION will release their second full-length "The Acceptance Of Zero Existence" via Comatose Music on September 25, 2012 as well. The tracklist reads like this: ‘Through The Portal’, ‘Awake The Darkened’, ‘The Acceptance Of Zero Existence’, ‘Infernal Rites Of Exsanguination’, ‘Serpentine Changeling’, ‘The Stars Will Make Known My Rage’, ‘Further Through The Portal’, ‘Queen Amongst The Wolves’, ‘The Great Fall’, ‘Falling Through The Portal’ and ‘The First Death’. For all further info check out www.facebook.com/pages/Execration/152144791470734

Italy’s Death / Thrashers AMORPHEAD have released an official video for the song ‘Chaos Expression’ at this location. It is taken from their upcoming album "Homonymous", to be released in March 2013. More info at www.facebook.com/amorphead

September 12, 2012

On October 09, 2012 Spanish Black / Death Metallers TSAR BOMB will release their debut album "Neowarfare" via BadGod Music. The album can be streamed in its entirety here and here. The tracklist reads like this: ‘Intro’, ‘Tsar Bomb’, ‘Victorious Death’, ‘Nuclear Feast’, ‘Neowarfare’, ‘Ashes Of My Enemies’, ‘Zyklon-B For The Human Race’, ‘Tupolev TU-95’ and ‘Nammu’. More info at www.facebook.com/pages/Tsar-Bomb-Official/202758706448757

Shadow Kingdom Records will officially release PAGAN ALTAR‘s "The Time Lord" EP on CD and digital formats. The EP consists of remastered material from 1978 and can be ordered from the Shadow Kingdom Records store. In other news, PAGAN ALTAR has been confirmed for Maryland Death Fest XI, which will take place May 23 – 26, 2013 in Baltimore, MD. For for information and updates visit www.marylanddeathfest.com or visit the band’s official websites www.paganaltar.com or www.facebook.com/paganaltar

"Malediction", the new album from Norwegian Black Metallers RAGNAROK, will be released on October 30, 2012 in Europe and on November 06, 2012 in North America. It was recorded, mixed and mastered by Devo of MARDUK’s fame at Endarker Studios and will be available as a jewelcase CD, digital download and limited vinyl with exclusive bonus track. The first 100 copies will be available on a handnumbered brown vinyl. Here’s the complete tracklist: ‘Blood Of Saints’, ‘Demon In My View’, ‘Necromantic Summoning Ritual’, ‘Divide Et Impera’, ‘(Dolce Et Decorum Est) Pro Patria Mori’, ‘Dystocratic’, ‘Iron Cross – Posthumous’, ‘The Elevenfold Seal’, ‘Fade Into Obscurity’ and ‘Sword Of Damocles’. ‘Retribution’ will be the exclusive vinyl bonus track. The album can be pre-ordered at this location. Full European, US and South American tours are planned for late 2012 and early 2013, including festival appearances. The band has already been confirmed to play at Metal Legacy Festival on October 27, 2012 in Stromstad, Sweden and to headline Messe des Morts Festival on November 24, 2012 in Montreal, Canada (the band’s first North American appearance. More info at www.facebook.com/ragnarokofficial

September 11, 2012

ZOMBIFIED from Västervik / Sweden have signed a deal with Cyclone Empire Records. Their second album "Carnage Slaughter And Death" is scheduled for a release in the fall of 2012 on CD and LP. More info at www.facebook.com/zombifiedswe

HIRAX will release a new single, entitled "La Boca De La Bestia (The Mouth Of The Beast)" on December 14, 2012 through iTunes and other digital retailers worldwide. It was recorded, produced and mastered by Bill Metoyer at Skull Seven Productions. A very special limited edition 12" vinyl version with bonus tracks is also planned for a December release on Black Devil Records. The single will be included on the as of yet untitled new full-length album tentatively scheduled for a spring 2013 release. A promotional video that includes the song and a photo slideshow can be found at this location. All further info at www.hirax.org

"…And Don’t Deliver Us From Evil", the sixth full-length album from Italy’s FORGOTTEN TOMB, will be released on October 30, 2012 in Europe and on November 06, 2012 in North America via Agonia Records. The album was recorded in Elfo Studio (Italy) by Daniele Mandelli and mastered at Finnvox Studios. It will be available as a regular jewelcase CD, limited to 1000 copies digipak CD with exclusive bonus track, digital download and double 12" LP with an alternative bonus track. The first 66 copies will be available on a multicolour splatter vinyl. Here’s the tracklist: ‘Deprived’, ‘…And Don’t Deliver Us From Evil…’, ‘Cold Summer’, ‘Let’s Torture Each Other’, ‘Love Me Like You’d Love The Death’, ‘Adrift’, ‘Nullifying Tomorrow’, ‘Transmission’ (JOY DIVISION cover – exclusive digipak CD bonus track) and ‘Sore’ (BUZZOV•EN cover – exclusive vinyl bonus track). The album can be pre-ordered at this location. Prior to release of the new album, a new 7" EP entitled "Deprived" will be released on September 25, 2012. This EP will be limited to 300 copies (100 green, 100 white, 100 red) only. It can be pre-ordered here. You can check out soundsamples at www.reverbnation.com/artist/artist_songs/1451977, all further info you’ll find at www.facebook.com/official.forgotten.tomb

MELENCOLIA ESTATICA‘s "Hel" and KOLP‘s "The Outside" will both be released on November 12, 2012 through Swedish Temple Of Torturous Records. More info at www.templeoftorturous.com

September 10, 2012

BELPHEGOR have announced a special shows for their 20th band anniversary in 2013. Helmuth comments: "20 years full of chaos and diabolical musick. Yes… seemingly unreal! After fighting for ten months to get my life back, it feels amazing to be able to create the new sound collages coming to you next March! Next year we are planning some of our most crushing stage rituals to appease the demons worldwide. Really looking forward to these special anniversary shows in 2013. We’re on fire. An honour – this horror!"

TESTAMENT have announced a European tour in support of their new album "Dark Roots Of Earth" in November. Commented guitarist Alex Skolnick: "Our last run in Europe was a blast, with people responding to the new songs as though they’re classics. It will be great to return and play a few places we haven’t been in a while, such as Austria, Poland and the UK."

September 08, 2012

Abyss Records have signed Swedish Black Metallers ASTROPHOBOS for the release of the band’s forthcoming debut full-length. The band will enter the studio this month with producer Erik Nilsson to record the album, with a release date scheduled for winter. ASTROPHOBOS have teamed-up with Fredrik Widigs (DEMONICAL, THE UGLY) as a session drummer for the recordings. The band has already posted a pre-production teaser of the as-of-yet-untitled album here. Abyss Records is currently selling copies of the band’s self-financed 2010 EP, "Arcane Secrets", via the label’s webstore at www.officialabyssrecords.com. For all further info check out www.astrophobos.com or www.facebook.com/astrophobos.

September 06, 2012

Century Media Records will be releasing a compilation of SONNE ADAM’s previous non-album recordings entitled “Messengers Of Desolate Ways” on October 22, 2012. Besides the tracks of the vinyl only MLP “Doctrines Of Dark Devotion” (out now on Imperium Productions), this compilation also includes all tracks of the extremely rare “Armed With Hammers” EP, all tracks of the “The Sun Is Dead” EP as well as three previously unreleased songs. www.facebook.com/sonneadam

On September 10, 2012 To The Death Records will release the two demos by Sweden’s CURSE on a limited edition 10" MLP, entitled "Ad Futuram Rei Memoriam" (100 copies on black vinyl, including patch and a regular grey vinyl edition). The tracklist reads like this: ‘Caede Porcos’, ‘Morbid Death’, ‘Inner Memoir’, ‘Forbidden Prophecy’, ‘Reign Of Regret’. You’ll find soundsamples here or here. More info at www.tothedeath.se

SINISTER have recorded their new album “The Carnage Ending” at Germany’s Soundlodge Studios with Jörg Uken. It will be released on September 28, 2012 via Massacre Records. A video with footage from the studio is available here. “The Carnage Ending” will also be available as limited 2 CD digipak with five exclusive bonus tracks. The song ‘Transylvania’ off the album is already available for pre-listening here.

Hammerheart Records will release a compilation CD of VILE, entitled “Rare Tracks”. It features the band’s demos "Unearthed" (1996), "Vile-ation" (1997), "Relapse" (1999) and "New Age Of Chaos" (2004), as well as live performances from 1999 and 2004. The entire material was remastered by guitar player Colin Davis at Imperial Mastering. It is a worldwide limited release to 500 copies only.

Century Media Records have signed VOIVOD. The band’s new album "Target Earth" will be released on January 21, 2013 in Europe and January 22, 2013 in North America. The band comments: “Our goal has been to find a partner for Iron Gang Factory to help get new VOIVOD music to the world and Century Media, we are proud to say, is the right company to do so globally. We can’t wait to release tour and promote "Target Earth".”

‘Static Involution’, the premiere track from DECLINE Of THE I‘s upcoming debut album "Inhibition", can be streamed at this location. The album will be out on September 25, 2012 in Europe and November 06, 2012 in North America via Agonia Records. More info at www.facebook.com/declineofthei

HORDE OF THE ECLIPSE drummer Lucas Sweger will help out Central Pennsylvania crust-infused, old school Black Metallers THE BEYOND for the band’s upcoming live dates and recording sessions. In the weeks to come, the band will enter Welfare Line Studio in West Chester, PA to record "Frostbitepanzerfuck", the full-length follow up to the "Gross Encounters Of The Sacrificial Rite" split 7" with THE LURKING CORPSES, which came out in early 2012 on Horror Pain Gore Death Productions. "Frostbitepanzerfuck" is slated for release later this year. For more on THE BEYOND check out www.facebook.com/thebeyond666

"Scorned", the second studio full-length from Polish Death Metallers MASACHIST, is out now worldwide via Selfmadegod Records. The band features Thrufel (ex-AZARATH, ex-YATTERING), Daray (DIMMU BORGIR, ex-VADER, VESANIA), Heinrich (VESANIA, ex-DECAPITATED, ex-Unsun), Aro (SHADOWS LAND, TORQUEMADA) and Pig (ANAL STENCH, ex-DECAPITATED). The album was recorded at Monroe Sound Studio (VESANIA, DISLOYAL, SHADOWS LAND, MANSLAUGHTER) and mixed by guitarist Aro. You can listen to the entire album here. More info at www.masachist.pl or www.facebook.com/masachist

September 05, 2012

German Death Metallers OBSCENITY will release their eighth album "Atrophied In Anguish" on September 14, 2012 through Apostasy Records. The album was recorded at Soundlodge Studio (GOD DETHRONED, SINISTER, DEW-SCENTED) with producer Jörg Uken and you can already check out the title track at this location.

Montreal’s CRYPTOPSY will release their forthcoming self-titled album on November 20, 2012 in the U.S. through Cryptopsy / Defen Society in association with Revulotion Harmony / Candlelight Records. Pre-orders for the album are available through the band at www.Cryptopsy.ca or by visiting this location.

Chaos Records has officially released "Christ Zero", the second offering from Swedish TURBOCHARGED. It was mastered by Rikard Lofgren at Leon Music Studios (VOMITORY, ENFORCER). A limited edition (500 copies) four-panel digipak will also be available. Chaos Records is currently streaming the track ‘G-Virus’ at this location. More info at www.facebook.com/pages/Turbocharged/76137909752

"Scorn Aesthetics", the debut from French Death Metallers AD PATRES is now available via Kaotoxin Records (shop.kaotoxin.com). All further info you may find at www.facebook.com/adpatres

September 03, 2012

After an 18-year break Finnish Death Metallers CONVULSE have returned and already played a few comeback shows in Finland this year. The band has also been confirmed to play Maryland Deathfest 2013, with more live appearances in the works for the near future. A new CONVULSE vinyl EP, with two brand-new tracks, is scheduled for a November release, and a new full-length album can be expected in 2013. The band has signed to Svart Records, who will handle both the EP and the album worldwide. "Our new material has a strong old school Death Metal feel to it, and the band is tighter than ever before", says lead guitarist / vocalist Rami Jämsä. "When recording, we plan to concentrate on the energy brought on by playing everything live – no triggers or ProTools. Nothing beats a well-rehearsed band playing live, be it on stage or in the studio." Recent CONVULSE rehearsal footage can be viewed here. For all further info go to www.facebook.com/convulse or www.svartrecords.com

Costa Rica’s Death Metallers INSEPULTO have inked a distribution deal with Wydawnictwo Psycho Records from Poland (www.wydawnictwopsycho.com). The label will release a CD version of the band’s “Morbid Spawn of Resurrection” debut exclusively for Europe. The album cover was created by Daniel “SelfDesecrator" and you can check out two of the songs (‘Misanthropic’ and ‘Epitome Of Rigor Mortis’) here and here. All further info at www.facebook.com/pages/insepulto/314871011905018

"Perihelion, the third album of NEOKHROME, will be released on October 27, 2012. A promotional video with exclusive samples from the new album has been posted here. The album will also be released as a very limited digipak edition. You can pre-order your copy at www.neokhrome.hu or www.facebook.com/neokhrome