January 22, 2013

Arizona Thrashers HEMOPTYSIS have launched a campaign to help fund the band’s follow-up to 2011’s "Misanthropic Slaughter". The band has penned five new songs for the release and plans to re-record two tracks which originally appeared on the 2008 "Who Needs A Shepard" EP. Funds are being sought to help cover recording, production, layout and pressing costs, with perks such as drum heads, cymbals HEMOPTYSIS merch, private shows, jam sessions and more being offered to contributors. For more details and to contribute visit www.indiegogo.com/hemoptysis2. This campaign will run through March 31, 2013. HEMOPTYSIS has won two Phoenix Music Awards for "Metal Artist of the Year" (2009 and 2010) and were the winners of the 2012 Independent Music Award for "Best Metal Song" for the track ‘M.O.D.’ The video for can be seen at this location. All further info at www.hemoptysismetal.com or www.facebook.com/hemoptysis

Oslo’s progressive Death Metallers OKULAR will self-release their new album "Sexforce" on March 4, 2013. It features the following tracks: ‘House Full Of Colours’, ‘Not Separate’, ‘Sexforce’, ‘The Greatest Offender’, ‘Ride The Waves Of Emotion’, ‘Rest In Chaos’, ‘The King Of Life’, ‘Exposing The Good Citizens’, ‘Feast Upon The Illusory’, ‘Birth Through Loss’, ‘To Ring The Bells Of Truth’, ‘Politically Incorrect Experiences’ and ‘Educated For Enslavement’. SUSPERIA’s Athera performs half of the lead vocals on 7 of the 13 tracks, while BORKNAGAR’s Vintersorg makes a guest appearance on ‘The Greatest Offender’. The track ‘Birth Through Loss’ is currently streaming at okular.bandcamp.com. For more information visit www.okularmetal.com or www.facebook.com/okularmetal/info.

UK’s Thrash trio DECEPTOR have just released their new EP "Chains Of Delusion" via Shadow Kingdom Records. It is streaming in ist entirety at www.shadowkingdomrecords.bandcamp.com and a video for the track ‘Heatseeker’ has been posted at this location. More about DECEPTOR at www.facebook.com/deceptoruk?ref=ts&fref=ts

"Nihaihayat", the fourth full-length release from Turkish Black Metallers YAYLA, is now available through Merdumgiriz Records. It was recorded, mixed and mastered by Cristobal Urbina and Emir Togrul from September to December 2012. Each CD is handmade; Emir sprays the discs, cuts and inserts the prints for the jewel case and jacket, and pretty much makes the whole thing from scratch. Unsurprisingly, the YAYLA shirts are hand-painted by Togrul. Direct from the hand of the creator himself, there is no limit to the number of "Nihaihayati" CDs, at least as long as the man is alive. Togrul is also co-owner of Merdumgiriz Records. The album is currently streaming in its entirety at this location. Multi-instrumentalist / composer / filmmaker Emir Togrul, the mastermind behind YAYLA, recently completed a short film entitled "Integumental Grasp Through The Sigil Of Hate; Immortalizing The Nine Disguises Of Evil In Senility", which features the album track ‘Integumental Grasp’. You can check it out here. More info at www.facebook.com/yaylaband

On March 1, 2013 Germany’s Dunkelheit Produktionen will release "Miscreants Of Bloodlusting Aberrations", the fourth full length from Philippine Death Metallers PATHOGEN. The album features the following tracks: ‘Atrocity Exhibit’, ‘Monolith’, ‘Heretical Wisdom’, ‘Abyss Of Perpetual Upheaval’, ‘Ideological Strife’, ‘Leviathan’, ‘Afterlife’ (SACRIFICE cover) and ‘Uranium Messiah’. All further information at www.facebook.com/pages/pathogen-ph/177645992334222

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