May 10, 2013

Blood Harvest Records will release the vinyl edition of Santiago, Chile based Death Metallers ISTENGOAT upcoming debut album "Atlas Shrugged". The CD edition will be handled in South America through Soul Erazer (Brazil). Blood Harvest will also re-release ISTENGOAT’s sold-out debut from 2012, "MMXII" on a limited 7" EP vinyl edition. Band contact:

Swedish Black Metallers SVARTSYN have unveiled ‘Revelation In The Waters’, the second track off their upcoming full-length album "Black Testament" at this location. The album will be released through Agonia Records on May 28, 2013 in Europe and June 11, 2013 in North America. More on SVARTSYN at

SLAYER have just issued the following statement regarding the passing of guitarist Jeff Hanneman, who died on May 02, 2013 at the age of 49. "We’ve just learned that the official cause of Jeff’s death was alcohol related cirrhosis. While he had his health struggles over the years, including the recent necrotizing fasciitis infection that devastated his well-being, Jeff and those close to him were not aware of the true extent of his liver condition until the last days of his life. Contrary to some reports, Jeff was not on a transplant list at the time of his passing, or at any time prior to that. In fact, by all accounts, it appeared that he had been improving – he was excited and looking forward to working on a new record."

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