January 30, 2013
French old school Death Metallers AFFLICTION GATE will release the vinyl version of "Shattered Ante Mortem Illusions" this Spring through Gospel Of Death Records as a limited 10" MLP. The band has furthermore been joined by Laurent Michalak (of French cult Death Metal veterans MERCYLESS) as the session drummer for their upcoming live shows. More at www.myspace.com/afflictiongate or www.reverbnation.com/afflictiongate
On February 11, 2013, Chaos Records will release "Necropsychotic", from Swedish old school Death Metallers MORDBRAND, on vinyl. The album was originally released by Deathgasm Records on CD in 2011. The 12" MLP will be limited to 500 copies in 180g heavy vinyl, packed in high quality semi-gloss jackets with printed inner sleeve. 100 copies will be available on white vinyl with exclusive 4.50" x 1.75" embroidered logo patch and 400 will come in classic black. For pre-orders check out the Chaos Records webstore. All further band information you will find at www.facebook.com/pages/mordbrand/121721747901195
"Grip Of The Dead", the upcoming debut album from Swedish Death Metallers NECROCURSE, will be released on March 11, 2013 in Europe and March 19, 2013 in North America. The complete tracklist reads like this: ‘Preludium Of Devastation’, ‘Necrocurse’, ‘Rotten In The Dark’, ‘The Devil Cobra’, ‘Ripping Darkness (The Destroyer)’, ‘Death Metal Rebels’, ‘Morbid Maniacs’, ‘Speed To The Grave’, ‘Grip Of The Dead’, ‘Coffin Breakers’ and ‘Infernal Rebellion’. A six-minute video teaser containing snippets of the album is now available at this location. More info at www.necrocurse.com or www.facebook.com/necrocurse
EXUMER will be playing a couple of European club shows in March 2013. The band will visit Switzerland, Italy and the Netherlands, with some additional dates to follow. Vocalist Mem V. Stein commented: "We were initially scheduled to play a few shows in South and North America, but had some problems with shady promoters in the respective regions. So, instead of standing idle we decided to return to Europe for some shows and "warm up" for the festival season in the summer." More info and updates at www.exumer.de
Irish Death Metallers REX SHACHATH will appear at this year’s Dublin Day Of Death Festival hosted by Into The Void Records. It will take place at The Pint in Dublin City on May 18, 2013 and will be headlined by Israels SONNE ADAM. UK’s CRUCIAMENTUM and local Irish bands ATHEOS and WEEPING ULCER will complete the bill. REX SHACHATH released their debut EP "Sepulchral Torment" in September 2012 via Hostile Media and you can check out ‘Follow The Bastard Prophet’, performed live last year during REX SHACHATH’s first ever live show at this location.
The self-titled four track debut EP from Canadian Black Metallers WILT will be released on vinyl by War On Music Records in early spring 2013 as an exclusive limited run on frost-white 180g colored vinyl. It’ll be a one time pressing of 300 copies only. The artwork was created by Sam Nelson and the band’s logo was done by Christophe Szpajdel. Dan Lowndes handled mastering duties. "Wilt" was previously made available in late October 2012 as a digital download at wiltmanitoba.bandcamp.com. In other news, WILT has been added to the Torment In Fire Metalfest II, which takes place at Dicken’s Pub in Calgary, Alberta, Canada from April 04 – 06, 2013. WILT will share the stage with the likes of ANHEDONIST, BEGRIME EXEMIOUS, AUROCH and many others. More information at www.facebook.com/withmb
After the release of their free digital EP, "Between Fear And Madness", in November 2012 and before their brand new, second full-length, Kaotoxin Records will release ANTROPOFAGO‘s 2011 self-released full-length debut "Beyond Phobia". The "Between Fear And Madness" digital single, featuring the previously unreleased ‘Cannibal Way Of Life’ and a pre-production version of ‘Paranoid Visions (Part 2)’ from the forthcoming release, is now available for free at listen.kaotoxin.com. A bonus version that includes a re-worked version of ‘Bloodred Honeymoon’ – which originally appeared on one of the band’s early demos – is available on iTunes, Amazon, eMusic, Spotify, etc. and all major digital platforms. For all further details check out www.facebook.com/antropofago.deathmetal