» News Archive October 2013

October 31, 2013

Oslo based technical Death Metallers DEFECT DESIGNER have just started recording their as of yet untitled second album. The recording line-up features CRYPTOPSY drummer Flo Mounier and SEPTIC FLESH live guitarist Stelios Mavromitis. The album will be produced by Christos Antoniou at SEPTIC FLESH’s studio DevaSoundz in Athens and is being engineered by Fotis Benardo. For all additional band information check out www.defect-designer.com or www.facebook.com/defectdesigner1

October 30, 2013

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Comatose Music have just released the new version of "Carnivorous Urge To Kill," the long out of print 2002 debut album from Louisiana’s SUTURE. SUTURE recently re-recorded the entire album, along with a couple of bonus tracks from the band’s early years, with their original line-up. The album features guest guitar solos by James Murphy (DEATH, OBITUARY, DISINCARNATE), Rick Rozz (DEATH, MASSACRE) and Jim Nickles (ex – MALEVOLENT CREATION) as well as new artwork. A video for the track ‘Carcinoma Contagion’ is now playing at this location. More about SUTURE at www.facebook.com/suturedeathmetal

"Soul Rot", the new five track EP from Atlanta’s old school Death Metallers DISFIGUREMENT, is out now on Boris Records. It was recorded by Scott Prian, mixed by Dan Klein (Arcane Studio) and mastered by Jack Control (Enormous Door). The cover art was created by Juanjo Castellano. The CD version comes with a link to download bonus live material. More band information at the following sites: www.facebook.com/disfigurementmetal, www.reverbnation.com/disfigurement or disfigurement.bandcamp.com

October 25, 2013

PROFANATICA are now streaming their forthcoming third album "Thy Kingdom Cum" in its entirety at this location. "Thy Kingdom Cum" will be released on November 26, 2013 via Hells Headbangers on CD and LP formats and the tracklist reads like this: ‘Ruptureholyhymen’, ‘Foul The Air With Blasphemy’, ‘Denounce Him’, ‘False Doctrina’, ‘Definite Atonement’, ‘Thy Kingdom Cum’, ‘Ropes Of Hatred’ and ‘Water To Blood’.

On October 28, 2013 Hellthrasher Productions will release a 12” vinyl version of "Aura Damage", the second full-length album from Polish blackened Death Metallers HELL UNITED in a limited edition of 300 black copies with gatefold sleeve, designed by Bartek Kurzok. The tracklisting will feature all the songs previously available on the CD edition as well as an exclusive bonus track, a cover version of METALLICA’s ‘Fight Fire With Fire’. "Aura Damage" was originally released on CD in September 2012 by Hellthrasher Productions. The track ‘Deathlike Cold’ can be checked out at this location. More about HELL UNITED at www.facebook.com/hellunited

On November 02, 2013 Dutch Death Metallers BLOODGOD will release their debut EP "Pseudologia Phantastica" at the Big Ass Metal Fest part 2 in their hometown Utrecht. The EP was recorded and mixed by Quintijn Verhoef at Studio Independent Recordings and contains three tracks. It is already available as an online stream and / or download at http://bloodgod.bandcamp.com. You can check out the video clip for opening track ‘Heist’ at this location. More BLOODGOD at www.facebook.com/bloodgod.metal

London blackened Death Metallers LVCIFYRE will release their second full-length album, "Svn Eater" on January 21, 2014 via Dark Descent Records on vinyl, CD and digital formats. The album’s title track is now streaming at this location. More info at www.facebook.com/lvcifyre

The DEMONICAL, SPASMODIC, HAILSTONE show that was scheduled for Saturday, October 26, 2013 at the Hellraiser club in Leipzig, Germany, has been canceled by the promoter due to a miscalculation.

The new album from French Black Metallers GLORIOR BELLI, "Gators Rumble, Chaos Unfurls", is now available for listening in its entirety at this location. It will be released on October 29, 2013 in Europe and November 12, 2013 in the US and Canada. A lyric video for the song ‘Blackpowder Roars’ can be checked out here. For all further band information check out www.gloriorbelli.com or www.facebook.com/gloriorbelli

Hells Headbangers have signed Mexican / Turkish Black / Death Metallers SACROCURSE. The band is currently preparing their debut album, "Unholier Master", tentatively set for a May 2014 release on both CD and LP formats. More SACROCURSE info at www.facebook.com/sacrocurse

October 23, 2013

TRIPTYKON will release their second full length "Melana Chasmata" through Prowling Death Records / Century Media Records on April 14 (Europe) and April 15 (North America), 2014. Among others the album will include the following songs: ‘Boleskine House’, ‘Stasis’, ‘Gate To My Own Death’, ‘Demon Pact’, ‘Gehinnam’, ‘Tree Of Suffocated Souls’ and ‘Unchristian Anthem’. "Melana Chasmata" is being produced by Tom Gabriel Warrior and TRIPTYKON guitarist V. Santura, and recorded and engineered by V. Santura at his own Woodshed Studio in Bavaria, Germany, as well as at TRIPTYKON’s bunker in Zurich, Switzerland. More information at www.triptykon.net

Berlin / Germany based Death Metallers HARM have released a brand new track off their forthcoming full-length debut "Cadaver Christi". You can check out the song ‘Harmageddon’ at this location. "Cadaver Christi" will be released on October 25, 2013 via F.D.A. Records. More band information at www.facebook.com/pages/harm/131650603566081

On November 02, 2013 Austrian Black Metallers STORMNATT will play a show in Gleisdorf, Austria together with BLAZE OF PERDITION, FIDES INVERSA and KETELENS’ BRUKKE. This will be the first STORMNATT show with a slightly changed line-up (former STORMNATT drummer P will switch to guitars and Slavetrader, of MISANTHROPIC MIGHT and ALASTOR, will play the drums). Guitarist Bernth (BLED DRY) has joined NARGAROTH and will share the stage with NARGAROTH and STORMNATT at the sold out show in Vienna on November 15, 2013. STORMNATT’s first full HD video clip for the song ‘Evangelist Of The Fall – Death’s Seed’ can be checked out at this location. For all further info check out www.facebook.com/stormnatt

Polish Death Metallers DEIVOS have signed a deal with Selfmadegod Records for the upcoming release of their fourth full-length. The band is currently writing new material to be recorded early next year at Zed Studio, with a release tentatively slated for mid-2014. More info on DEIVOS at www.facebook.com/deivos

October 22, 2013

Horror Pain Gore Death Productions has signed Massachusetts Black / Death Metallers SOUL REMNANTS and will release their new album "Black And Blood" on October 31, 2013 on digipak CD and digital formats. The track ‘No Afterlife’ can be checked out already at this location. More information at www.facebook.com/chopwork

Portland, Oregon’s CEMETERY LUST have inked a deal with Hells Headbangers. The band is currently in the studio to record their second album, which will be entitled "Orgies Of Abomination". The release is scheduled for early 2014. CEMETERY LUST’s debut album, "Screams Of The Violated" will be re-released by Hells Headbangers as well sometime next year. For all additional band info check out www.facebook.com/cemeterylust or www.reverbnation.com/cemeterylust

October 21, 2013

NECRUL have released a second track from their new 5-track EP "The Four Riders Of The Apocalypse" at this location. The London based band was formed in 2012 and features a singer from Hungary. More info and sound samples at http://nocrul.bandcamp.com

The new LAY DOWN ROTTEN album "Deathspell Catharsis" was once again produced by Thilo Krieger in his Desert Inn Studio and features artwork by Toshihiro Egewa (CRYPTOPSY, DEFEATED SANITY, KRISIUN). It is the band’s first album for their new label Apostasy Records and will be released on January 24, 2014 in Germany, Austria and Switzerland, January 27, 2014 in the UK and the rest of Europe and on February 11, 2014 in North America. More info at www.laydownrotten.com or www.facebook.com/laydownrotten

On November 22, 2013 Ireland’s MALTHUSIAN will release their "MMXIII" debut via Invictus Productions. The tracklist reads like this: ‘Wraith///Plague Spore’, ‘The Mother’s Blade’ and ‘Hallucinogen’. For all further information check out www.facebook.com/malthusiandm

Israel’s PROMISCUITY have finished a new EP entitled "Basic Instinct". It includes 3 new songs plus a cover of the CELTIC FROST classic ‘Into The Crypts Of Rays’. The drums on this recording were played by Steel from SONNE ADAM. PROMISCUITY are currently looking for a label to release the material. Contact and sound samples at the following links: www.facebook.com/promiscuity.band, www.infernalrocknroll.bandcamp.com

October 20, 2013

Mexican Death Metallers PUTREFACT have just released a new 7" entitled "Of Those Who Were Deceased" through Pulverised Records. The EP is limited to 300 copies on black vinyl and features the two tracks ‘We Were Deceased’ and ‘II’. PUTREFACT consists of past and present members from DISGORGE (Mexico), RAVAGER and HAVAVITZ and released their debut demo "I Shall Die Upon This Putrefaction" in 2012. More information at www.facebook.com/putrefactdm

October 18, 2013

Invictus Productions will release a CD version of POSSESSION‘s debut demo "His Best Deceit" on November 15, 2013. The demo was recorded in August 2013 at Blackout Multimedia Studio in Brussels with Phorgath of ENTHRONED and the tape version has just been released by Iron Bonehead. The tracklist reads like this: ‘Possession’, ‘The Truth Of Cain’, ‘His Best Deceit’ and ‘Necromancer’ (SEPULTURA cover). More band information at www.possessionrealm.com or www.facebook.com/pages/possession-band/245373092264618

Mjölby, Sweden based VANHELGD recently completed writing their next album and are scheduled to enter the studio in November 2013. The band recorded a short video, rehearsing a track off the new album, which can be seen at this location. Here’s an official statement from VANHELGD frontman / guitarist Mattias Frisk: "VANHELGD are very pleased to sign a deal with Pulverised for our next, yet untitled, album. The journey continues along the eerie paths we explored on “Church Of Death” (NWN 2011) but the songs seem somewhat darker this time. The writing process has been much more focused to our rehearsals this time with everyone involved, trying to make the absolutely best out of every song and not letting anything pass unnoticed. A lot of ideas have been thrown away, leaving us with eight strong tracks drenched in death, destruction and pure malevolence. The recording will start in November 2013 and will be the first with our new bass player Jonas Albrektsson." For all further info check out www.facebook.com/vanhelgd

The forthcoming first pressing of the UNDERGROUND NEVER DIES! book on Doomentia Press (Czech Republic) will be accompanied by a unique LP which features classic tracks from INCUBUS, SLAUGHTER LORD, MUTILATED, DR. SHRINKER, AFTERMATH, EXMORTIS, NECROVORE, INVOCATOR, SADISM, ARMOROS, POISON and MENTAL DECAY. The CD / MC edition will have additional songs from PHANTASM, FATAL, FUNERAL NATION, VIBRION, INSANITY, DEATH YELL, CORPSE GRINDER, NECRO BUTCHER, INNER SANCTUM, MACERATION and BLOODSOAKED. 500 LPs will go out with the book, and another 500 LPs, 500 CDs and 200 MCs will be available for underground maniacs. "Underground Never Dies!" will be released in the fourth quarter of 2013. The book chronicles the extreme Metal underground of the mid 80s through early 90s on over 500 pages. It features interviews, photos, excerpts from period fanzines and artwork, as well as an extensive selection of underground flyers. The cover art was created by Mark Riddick and introductions were written by Ian Christe (BAZILLION POINTS), Chris Reifert (AUTOPSY), Erik Danielsson (WATAIN) and Alan Moses (GLORIOUS TIMES). All additional details you may find at www.facebook.com/underground.never.dies

October 17, 2013

Greek Occult Black Metallers SERPENT NOIR will release a vinyl edition of their 2010 debut mini-album "Sanguis XI" on October 22, 2013 via Hellthrasher Productions. It will be available in 400 black and 100 red / black splatter copies with a gatefold sleeve. The tracklist reads like this: ‘Paroketh’, ‘Midnight Consciousness’, ‘Sorath Invocation’, ‘The Disputers’, ‘Ritualis Draconis (Part I And II)’ and ‘The Eleventh Blood’. "Sanguis XI" was originally released on CD by Daemon Worship Productions and the entire material is available for streaming at this location. More information at www.facebook.com/pages/serpent-noir/411409432260637

October 16, 2013

"Degraded By Sepsis", the second album from Italian Death / Grinders EXHUMER has just been released via Comatose Music. The album track ‘Vapours of Cadaveric Mucilage’ is currently streaming at this location. More on EXHUMER at www.facebook.com/exhumer.official

French Death / Black Metallers TEMPLE OF BAAL have released a second song off their upcoming new full length "Verses Of Fire" here. The album will be released on October 29, 2013 in Europe and November 12, 2013 in North America via Agonia Records. A full album trailer was posted here. All further information at www.facebook.com/pages/temple-of-baal/20135072962

Australian Death Metallers BEYOND MORTAL DREAMS will be releasing a new 7" EP this Fall. It will include a brand new track (‘Lamia’) and a re-recording of ‘Demonsword Infernal’, from the band’s 2006 demo. The EP will be released on transparent red vinyl in co-operation between Lavadome and Unholy Prophecies Records. The band’s "Dreaming Death" EP, which was released on vinyl via Lavadome this year, is still streaming at this location. More BEYOND MORTAL DREAMS information at www.facebook.com/beyondmortaldreams

October 15, 2013

"Sacrilegious Fornication", the new album from Italy’s old school Death Metallers HORRID, will be released through Dunkelheit Produktionen in January 2014. You can already check out the titletrack at this location. In the first week of June 2014 HORRID will play a couple of shows in Germany together with MYSTIFIER, SATANIZE and GOATBLOOD. More about HORRID at www.facebook.com/pages/horrid/106220033688

Netherlands’ old school Death Metallers WARMASTER are currently streaming the track ‘Barbarians’ (from their upcoming second full-length "The End Of Humanity") at this location. The album will be released on October 30, 2013 through Dead Beat Media. More information at www.deadbeatshop.net or www.slaughterhouse.bigcartel.com

On January 21, 2014 Hells Headbangers will reissue the first two OCTOBER 31 albums "The Fire Awaits You" (1997) and "Meet Thy Maker" (1999). "The Fire Awaits You" will also feature the band’s 1996 demo "Voyage To Infinity" as well as cover songs by OZZY OSBOURNE (‘I Don’t Know’) and IRON MAIDEN (‘Public Enema Number One’) as bonus. "Meet They Maker" additionally comes up with the "Visions Of The End" EP from 1998 and four additional demo, live and outtake songs. More info at www.hellsheadbangers.com

Norwegian Black Metallers RAGNAROK will tour Europe next month, supporting INCANTATION, on the "Crusade of Vengeance Tour. For all additional RAGNAROK information check out www.ragnarokhorde.com or www.facebook.com/ragnarokofficial

October 12, 2013

The track ‘No Afterlife’ from Boston Death Metallers SOUL REMNANTS is now playing here. It is taken from the band’s upcoming album "Black And Blood" which will be available via Horror Pain Gore Death Productions on October 31, 2013 More info at www.facebook.com/chopwork

"The Dawn Of Consummation And Emergence", the new album from Mumbai based Death Metallers REPTILIAN DEATH is now available through Old School Metal Records, with digital copies for sale at iTunes, Amazon and other digital retailers. The entire album is currently streaming at this location. All all additional information on REPTILIAN DEATH check out www.facebook.com/reptiliandeath

October 10, 2013

‘We Kill Our Kind’, a track from CONVULSE‘s forthcoming new full length "Evil Prevails", can be checked out at this location. The album will be released on November 01, 2013 through Svart Records on CD, LP and digital formats. Next month CONVULSE will be playing a few selected dates on the "Days Of Death" European mini-tour, with DISMA as direct support. More info at www.facebook.com/convulse

Italy’s DEADLY CARNAGE have issued an official video for the song ‘Dome Of The Warders’ at this location. The song is taken from their upcoming new album "Manthe" which will be released on the Italian label ATMF (www.atmf.net). The video was edited by Danilo Montagna in collaboration with the band and the images were taken between Autumn and Winter of 2012 on the Italian Alps. More DEADLY CARNAGE at www.facebook.com/deadlycarnage

Boston’s SCALPEL will support MORBID ANGEL on the Cambridge, Massachusetts date of their "20th Anniversary Of Covenant" US Tour. The show will take place on November 10 at Middle East Downstairs. ABNORMALITY will also be appearing on the bill. SCALPEL’s debut full-length "Sorrow And Skin" is out now via Sevared Records and the album track ‘The Black Juices’ is currently streaming at this location. More information at www.scalpel.us or www.facebook.com/scalpelofficial

Berlin, Germany based Death Metallers HARM will release their debut album "Cadaver Christi" on October 25, 2013 through F.D.A. Records. The cover artwork was created by Juanjo Castellano and the title track is now streaming at this location. A promo video for the album can be checked out here. All additional information can be found at www.facebook.com/pages/harm/131650603566081

October 09, 2013

Germany’s DISCREATION have just released a lyric video for the title track of their new album "The Silence Of The Gods" (which will be released on October 18, 2013 through Remission Records). You can check it out at this location. More band info at www.facebook.com/discreation

The new NECROPHOBIC album "Womb Of Lilithu" will be released via Season of Mist on October 25, 2013 as a digipak CD, black double LP with white splatters (limited to 150 copies), clear double LP (limited to 400 copies) and regular black double LP. The tracklist reads like this: ‘Womb Of Lilithu’, ‘Splendour Nigri Solis’, ‘Astaroth’, ‘Furfur’, ‘Black Night Raven’, ‘The Necromancer’, ‘Marquis Phenex’, ‘Asmodee’, ‘Marchosias’, ‘Matanbuchus’, ‘Paimon’, ‘Opium Black’, ‘Infinite Infernalis’ and ‘Amdusias’. For all further information check out www.necrophobic.net or www.facebook.com/necrophobic.official

On October 15, 2013 Hells Headbangers will release a deluxe two-disc SORCERY compilation CD, entitled "Unholy Creations". It was originally released on vinyl by To The Death Records in 2011 and compiles all SORCERY demos prior to their "Bloodchilling Tales" debut album from 1991, as well the "Maculated Life" demo from 1992 and rare rehearsal and compilation tracks. In detail you’ll get: "The Arrival" (Demo 1987), "Ancient Creation" (Demo 1988), "Unholy Crusade" (Demo 1989), "Maculated Life" (Demo 1992), ‘Pandemonium’ (bonus track from the first pressing), a 3 song rehearsal from 1989 and ‘Inhabitants’ ("Voices Of Death" compilation track from 1997). More info at www.hellsheadbangers.com or www.facebook.com/pages/sorcery/308658977440

Blood Harvest Records will release a 7" EP by Spain’s NECROVEN on November 08, 2013. It is entitled "Descent Into The Cryptic Chasm" and features the title-track as well as ‘Weapons Of Degration’. NECROVEN already released two demo tapes ("Perpetual Scorn" and "Hidden Blasphemies", both in 2011) and a full-length entitled "Worship Of Humiliation" in 2012. For all additional NECROVEN information check out www.facebook.com/pages/necroven/131959596914062

October 08, 2013

Dutch Black Metallers ONHEIL have just revealed the tracklist of their upcoming album "Storm Is Coming". The follow-up to 2009’s album "Razor" is currently being mixed and mastered by Bart Hennephof and Yuma van Eekelen at Final Focus Studios and features the following tracks: ‘Embrace The Chaos’, ‘Kill Tomorrow’, ‘Self-Destruction Mode’, ‘The Omega Legions’, ‘Storm Is Coming’, ‘The End Of Everything’, ‘Wings Of Death’, ‘Dronkenschap In Duisternis II’, ‘Nature’s Wrath’ and ‘Streams Of Silence’. The release is set for early 2014 through Cyclone Empire. More information at www.onheil.com or www.facebook.com/onheilmusic

THE GROTESQUERY are currently working on the follow-up to their 2012 album "The Facts And Terrifying Testament Of Mason Hamilton: Tsathoggua Tales". Rogga Johansson commented on it as follows: "So far a handful of riffs have been done, and many more are in the stage of being written and recorded. The overall feeling this time is that THE GROTESQUERY is stepping back to the harder songs on the first album, more old MASSACRE meat on the guitar and less melody and epicness. Feels like this album will be heavier than both previous ones, heavier and uglier, just as Death Metal should be. It’ll be the perfect tapestry for Kam Lee’s classical growls to once again explode unto the scene." Regarding the lyrical concept, Kam Lee added: "Well – I have only ideas at the moment. But from my side with the lyrics, it will be another storyline based on and going back to the first album, sort of a sequel to "Tales Of The Coffin Born". I haven’t 100% set on the title yet, but the working title as of now is "Bride Of The Coffin Born" (although that may change). The story will pick up 50 years after the events of the first album and will take place in the 1970’s. It will involve a series of events where girls from the University have gone missing and also the house of Ward has been re-built and transformed into a girls dormitory. We will see the return of Matthew Ward, and learn even more sinister secrets behind the curse of the Ward Family. And we’ll expose the cult of conspirators that have been part of the University and have been behind the events from the start. It will also be the final act in this story line, and most likely the final time I do a full concept album. It will end the "trilogy of terror" that started with the first album!" For all further information check out www.facebook.com/thegrotesquery

Chile’s ATOMIC AGGRESSOR have a new live CD out through Rawforce Productions. "Live Ceremonial" was recorded at Lautaro Attack, Old School Reunion on December 01, 2012 and contains 2 unreleased new tracks. More info at the official ATOMIC AGGRESSOR fanpage at www.facebook.com/atomicaggressor

Australia’s BELLIGERENT INTENT have recorded a video clip for the song ‘Bound In Hell’ from their upcoming album "Eternity Of Hell & Torment" with director Heata HG (Hired Goons). BELLIGERENT INTENT consists of Matt "Mayhem" Crossingham of CEMETERY URN and Matt Wilcock (ex – ABRAMELIN). All further information at www.facebook.com/belligerentintentofficial

From December 12 – 21, 2013 Belgian Death Metallers DEHUMAN will be supporting MASTER on the "Desecrated Deathkult Tour" in seven different countries: Macedonia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Serbia, Bulgaria, Romania and Turkey. The band’s debut full-length "Black Throne Of All Creation" was released last year by Kaotoxin Records. DEHUMAN are currently working hard on their (as of yet untitled) new album which will be recorded at Blackout Studios (ENTHRONED, EMPTINESS). It will be mixed and mastered by Francis Caste at Sainte Marthe Studios (ARKHON INFAUSTUS, DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTION), scheduled for an early 2014 release. More at www.facebook.com/dehumandm

October 06, 2013

The Swedish Death / Black Metal one-man project PUTRIFIED will release a new mini album "Sacrilegious Purification" on October 15, 2013 via Hellthrasher Productions. The follow-up to last year’s "Neurotic Necrotic" features the following tracks: ‘Sacrilegious Purification’, ‘Pestilentialis’, ‘Sacrificial Death Salvation’, ‘This Poisoned Chalice’, ‘Evocation’ and ‘Sacred Putrefaction’. All tracks were entirely written, performed and recorded by A.Death (INFUNERAL) and mixed / mastered by Oskar and Devo (MARDUK) at Endarker Studio. Three songs off the record are available for streaming at this location. For all additional information on PUTRIFIED check out www.facebook.com/pages/putrified/139314062811752 

October 05, 2013

North Dakota based blackened Thrashers FROSTHELM have recruited AVENGER OF BLOOD’s drummer Shannon Frye and Matthew Bellmore from Fargo’s IMPERION as a second guitarist. The band has plans to enter the studio in February 2014 to record their upcoming full length "The Endless Winter", with Matt Hyde (SLAYER, SKELETONWITCH, BEHEMOTH) taking care of mixing and mastering duties. Tracks from FROSTHELM’s debut EP "The Northwinds Rend Flesh" are streaming at www.reverbnation.com/frosthelm. More info at www.frosthelm.com or www.facebook.com/frosthelm

Woodcut Records will release ALGHAZANTH‘s 7th full-length "The Three-Faced Pilgrim" on vinyl and as a digipak CD on December 13, 2013. Before it hits the stores the "AdraMelekTaus" EP will be released on October 11, 2013, which contains one album track and two exclusive bonus tracks which will not be released anywhere else. This CD EP is limited to 500 copies. A sample song can be listened to at this location. All additional ALGHAZANTH information at www.alghazanth.com.

The 4th issue of Transylvania / Romania based SLOWLY WE ROT zine is out now. It features interviews with CANCER, LIFELESS, BIRTH AD, REPULSION, ANGERSEED, BETHLEHEM, CARNAL GHOUL / DECAYED / DESASTER / METALUCIFER / TRINITAS, ULTRA VIOLENCE, MORTUORIAL ECLIPSE, a Romanian Thrash Metal Club, more than 150 audio and zine reviews, the usual Rising Demons section (interviews with upcoming promising acts BARZAKH, BLOOD TRIBE, BLOODOATH, FRIGORIS, I AM THE TRIREME, INVERTICRUX, MOTOR, NEKRODEUS, VALINOR and WALKING DEAD SUICIDE), the Merchants Of Death section (interviews with extreme Metal labels GLORIOUS NORTH, HELLPROD, INFINITE REGRESS and KATOPTRON IX) and the Romanian Attack section (reviews of the latest Romanian extreme Metal releases). 64 English written, professionally printed, glossy pages, A4 format. The zine also includes a free compilation CD featuring MOTOR, INVERTICRUX, BLOODINGTON, BLOODOATH, BLOOD TRIBE, MY FUNERAL, VALINOR, WALL OF THE EYELESS, WALKING DEAD SUICIDE, UNITED BY HATE, FUMIGATION, GARDEN OF GRIEF, FRIGORIS, I AM THE TRIREME, SAWHILL SACRIFICE and PATH OV AMOK. More info and ordering details you may get from swrzine@yahoo.com or check out www.facebook.com/swrzine

October 04, 2013

Louisiana’s brutal Death Metallers SUTURE have just released a video for the track ‘Carcinoma Contagion’. The video was shot by Mike Holderbeast and Ritchi Rooster of Cement Level Studios in New Orleans and is now playing at this location. ‘Carcinoma Contagion’ is taken off the upcoming re-recorded version of the band’s long out-of-print debut album "Carnivorous Urge To Kill", which will be out on October 29, 2013 through Comatose Music. More information at www.facebook.com/suturedeathmetal

To commemorate the album’s twenty-year anniversary Pulverised Records will re-release the CENTINEX debut "Subconcious Lobotomy" together with the "Apocalyptic Amargeddon" 7" EP from 2000 as a bonus. The album was completely re-mastered by Sverker Widgren at the Necromorbus Studio in Sweden and will feature new artwork by Mark Riddick as well as liner-notes by former CENTINEX four-stringer Martin Schulman. For more information go to www.pulverised.net

October 03, 2013

Brazilian Thrashers NECROPSYA have just released a video for the song ‘Determinación’ at this location. The band is currently working on the follow-up release to "Distorted". For all further info check out www.necropsya.net or www.facebook.com/necropsyabr

The track ‘Incinerator’ from Boston Death Metallers SOUL REMNANTS is now playing at this location. It is taken from their forthcoming full-length "Black And Blood" which will be released via Horror Pain Gore Death Productions on October 31, 2013. For all additional SOUL REMNANTS information check out www.facebook.com/chopwork

Next week, MASTER will hit the road with MPIRE OF EVIL and ONSLAUGHT as part of the SLAUGHTERFEST European Tour. The tour kicks off on October 09, 2013 in the UK with MASTER playing an October 05, 2013 one-off gig at Portugal’s Mosh Fest. More information at www.master-speckmetal.net or www.facebook.com/pages/master/18521536017

October 02, 2013

Mexico’s technical brutal Death Metal five-piece SEROCS has just released their new full length "The Next" through Comatose Music. The album also features guest appearances by Antti Boman (DEMILICH), Chris Lollis (LECHEROUS NOCTURNE) and more. For all additional SEROCS info check out www.facebook.com/serocsband

CRAVEN IDOL are currently streaming their forthcoming Dark Descent Records debut "Towards Eschaton" in its entirety at this location. The album features artwork by Paolo Girardi and will be released on CD, vinyl and as a digital download on October 15, 2013. More info at www.facebook.com/pages/craven-idol/158945044134965

Brisbane, Australia based Death Metallers ETERNAL REST have just released an official video for the song ‘Manifestation’. It is taken from their debut "Prophetic" (which was released in April this year by Deepsend Records) and can be checked out here. More band information at www.facebook.com/eternalrestband

October 01, 2013

‘Feathers Under My Skin’ is the first song to be revealed from EPHEL DUATH‘s upcoming new album, "Hemmed By Light, Shaped By Darkness", due for release on November 19, 2013 in Europe and November 26, 2013 in North America via Agonia Records. The song, featuring a guest appearance by Erik Rutan, can be listened to at this location. More info at www.facebook.com/ephelduathofficial

DOWN AMONG THE DEAD MEN is the new band of ex – BENEDICTION / BOLT THROWER vocalist Dave Ingram. The band’s line-up is completed by Rogga Johansson and Dennis Blomberg, session drums on the album will be performed by Erik R Bevenrud and future live shows by Matte Fiebig. Live bass duties will be arranged at a later date. Cyclone Empire Records will release DOWN AMONG THE DEAD MEN’s self-titled debut on November 22, 2013. It will feature the following tracks: ‘Down Among The Dead Men’, ‘The Doomsday Manuscript’, ‘Adolescence Of Time’, ‘Bones Of Contention’, ‘Dead Man’s Switch’, ‘The Stones Lament’, ‘A Handful Of Dust’, ‘Dead Men Diaries’, ‘As Leeches Gorge’, ‘Draconian Rage’, ‘Venus Mantrap’, ‘Infernal Nexus’ and ‘The Epoch’. Here’s an official statement from David Ingram: “I’m real proud to be working with Rogga Johansson and Dennis Blomberg in DOWN AMONG THE DEAD MEN, and for us to be a part of the Cyclone Empire family. It was a great surprise that the label signed us without even hearing a single note of music. This shows confidence in all our abilities as musicians and this is more than true, as the world will hear once the album has been released. If I say so myself, it kicks serious ass. DOWN AMONG THE DEAD MEN are based in Scandinavia – myself in Denmark and the rest of the guys in Sweden – so meeting to rehearse for future touring is definitely viable and is something we have talked about with great anticipation. We’re extremely confident in the album so we know we’ll be getting DOWN AMONG THE DEAD MEN out on the road in the future.” For all additional information check out www.darksentinel.dk/DATDM.html or www.facebook.com/downamongthedeadmen

Belgian Black / Death Metallers POSSESSION will release their first demo "His Best Deceit" on November 17, 2013. It will be available on tape through Iron Bonehead Productions and on slim case CD through Invictus Productions. More about POSSESSION here www.possessionrealm.com or here www.facebook.com/hisbestdeceit

"Thanatology", the new album from Polish ARMAGEDON, will be released via Mystic Production tomorrow. It will contain the following eight new tracks: ‘Soma’ (Intro), ‘Helix’, ‘Vultures’, ‘Cemeteries’, ‘Self Destruction’, ‘Altar Of Death’, ‘Black Seed’, ‘Corridor’ and ‘Tragic Journey’. ‘Vultures’ can already be checked out at this location. More info at www.armagedon.net.pl or www.facebook.com/pages/armagedon/121157611253385