» News Archive November 2013

November 30, 2013

On February 04, 2014 Comatose Music will release "Violence And The Macabre", the second album from Philippine brutal Death Metallers DOWN FROM THE WOUND. The album track ‘Schematic Fraud’ is now streaming at www.comatosemusic.com/site. The full tracklist reads like this: ‘Ill Fated Annihilation’, ‘Hypocritical Repentance’, ‘Convulsive Human’, ‘Atrocities’, ‘Schematic Fraud’, ‘Beyond The Depths Of Epidemic Abortion’, ‘Violence And The Macabre’, ‘Drowned In Unjustified Extinction’, ‘The Aftermath’, ‘Infiltrate’, ‘Exteriorized Mystecism’ and ‘Contesting The Scared’. More info at www.facebook.com/pages/down-from-the-wound/255844915511

VALLENFYRE will begin recording the follow-up to "A Fragile King" in January 2014 at GodCity Studio in Salem, MA with producer Kurt Ballou (CONVERGE, BLACK BREATH, NAILS). Gregor Mackintosh comments: "We were very pleased with our debut album as a dirty mix of all our earliest Death, Doom and Crust influences. On the follow-up, we want to take this much further and develop our own niche. It will be a stench-ridden, grim, face-melter that will separate the men from the boys." VALLENFYRE’s second album is scheduled for a worldwide release in April 2014 via Century Media Records. Until then you can check out the music video for ‘Cathedrals Of Dread’ at this location. All further information at www.facebook.com/vallenfyre

November 28, 2013

German Death Metallers SLAUGHTERDAY have posted a video for ‘Morbid Shroud Of Sickness’ at this location. The song is taken from their upcoming debut album "Nightmare Vortex", which will be released through F.D.A. Records on December 06, 2013 on CD, LP and digital formats. All additional SLAUGHTERDAY information at www.facebook.com/slaughterdayofficial

In January 2014 Hammerheart Records will re-release SIGH‘s "Scorn Defeat" and COFFIN‘s "Ancient Torture" as jewel-case double CDs for the price of a regular CD. SIGH’s "Scorn Defeat" album will be remastered and also features the "Requiem For Fools” EP, the songs from the band’s split with KAWIR plus a bunch of compilation tracks and demos. COFFINS’ compilation “Ancient Torture” includes all their splits, compilation- and EP – tracks (including covers of ASPHYX, PUNGENT STENCH, VENOM and CARNAGE) that got released until 2010. For all further info check out www.hammerheart.com.

Wisconsin’s blackened Death Metallers EMBLAZONED are currently at Belle City Sound with producer Chris Wisco (JUNGLE ROT, GORGASM, NACHTMYSTIUM, BROKEN HOPE) to record the band’s as of yet untitled full-length album. The album will be the follow up to the "The Living Magisterium" EP, which was released on September 03, 2013 via Deepsend Records. The tracking for the album is almost complete, the mixing and mastering will be finished next month. More info at www.facebook.com/emblazoned666

MASTER have been confirmed to play next year’s Obscene Extreme Festival at Trutnov-Battlefield, Czech Republic. The fest runs from July 16 – July 19, 2014 with MASTER’s exact spot to be confirmed soon. For more on Obscene Extreme, visit www.obsceneextreme.cz.

In December 2013 Selfmadegod Records will release a compilation CD from Spanish Grinders NASHGUL, entitled “Obey”. It compiles songs from the band’s 7” split EPs with P.L.F. and MALPRACTICE INSURANCE plus some previously unreleased material. More at www.nashgul.com or www.facebook.com/nashgulgrindcore

November 27, 2013

Hells Headbangers have signed Australian Black / Death Metallers ABOMINATOR. The release date of the band’s upcoming fifth album "Evil Proclaimed" will be announced shortly. Some of the songs that will appear on the album are ‘The Brimstone Nucleus’, ‘Invoker Of The Four Winds’ and ‘Black Mass Warfare’. For more information check out www.facebook.com/pages/abominator-official/604001446292456

Los Angeles based Death Metallers DEROGATORY have released an official video for ‘Foretold In My House Of Seance’ at this location. The song is taken from the band’s forthcoming debut "Above All Else" which will be released through F.D.A. Records on December 06, 2013. All further info at www.facebook.com/derogatory.deathmetal

Swedish Black Metallers WAN have parted ways with drummer Dimman, who joined the band prior to the recordings of their "Enjoy The Filth" album. Bassist Isengrim has published the following statement: "We are sad to have to announce that Dimman will be leaving the band. Due to personal reasons, he feels he can’t bring what is needed. He will always be a big part of our Northern Brotherhood and will of course be welcomed back if he wants to. Good luck with everything brother!" The album’s title track ‘Enjoy The Filth’ is currently streaming at this location. More WAN at www.facebook.com/theunholywan

November 26, 2013

"Svn Eater", the second full-length from London based blackened Death Metallers LVCIFYRE, will be released on January 21, 2014 via Dark Descent Records on CD, red and black vinyl. The album was recorded and mixed at Blackout Multimedia Studio in Belgium and the cover artwork was created by Timo Ketola (www.tentacula.org). You can already check out the title track at this location. More info at www.facebook.com/lvcifyre

Norway’s NOCTURNAL BREED will release a new album through Agonia Records in February 2014. It is the band’s first release in 7 years. Their current line-up includes S.A. Destroyer on bass and vocals, Tex Terror on drums, I. Maztor and V. Fineideath on guitars. The band has already announced a headlining appearance at Hammerslag Festival in Tonsberg (Norway), on February 14, 2014 with more shows on the way. The previous NOCTURNAL BREED album "Fields Of Rot" is streaming at this location. For all further information check out www.facebook.com/pages/nocturnal-breed-official/250907411181

November 25, 2013

"Carnivore Sublime" will be the title of the upcoming seventh album from French brutal Death / Grinders BENIGHTED. It will be released on February 14, 2014 via Season Of Mist. The album includes guest performances by Niklas Kvarforth of SHINING and Michael Kern of CARNAL DECAY. For more BENIGHTED information check out www.facebook.com/pages/benighted-official/102125209845927

November 22, 2013

Danish Death Metallers DEUS OTIOSUS have just announced the title of their upcoming 3rd album. It is entitled "Rise" and will be recorded during January 2014. More information at www.deus-otiosus.com or www.facebook.com/deusotiosus.dk

German Death Metallers DEADBORN have uploaded a new video for ‘Insane Motor Cortex’ at this location. The song is taken from the band’s second album "Mayhem Maniac Machine" that was released last year via Apostasy Records. More info at www.deadborn.de or www.facebook.com/deadborn666

On January 21, 2014 Moribund Records will re-release VARDAN‘s fifth album "The Woods Is My Coffin". The tracklist reads like this: ‘Night Of The Horned Rebirh’, ‘Luciferian Assault’, ‘Goatcraft’, ‘Dawn Of The Followers – Part 1’ and ‘Dawn Of The Followers – Part 2’. For all additional information check out www.moribundcult.com or www.facebook.com/moribundrecordsofficial

November 20, 2013

Xtreem Music have signed Chilean Death Metallers PUTRID EVOCATION for the release of their debut album, due for 2014. You can already hear some advance songs from their "Promo MMXIII" on the band’s official bandcamp site. All additional info at www.facebook.com/putridevocation

"His Best Deceit", the debut demo from Belgian Black / Death Metallers POSSESSION, is now available on tape through Iron Bonehead Productions and on slim case CD through Invictus Productions. The tape is also streaming on both labels’ bandcamp sites. More info: www.possessionrealm.com

Sweden’s progressive Death Metallers DESCEND will release their second full length album "Wither" on January 24, 2014 through Inverse Records. More info at www.descend.se or www.facebook.com/descendofficial

Brazil’s BODE PRETO have signed a deal with Unholy Prophecies for the vinyl release of their debut full length "Inverted Blood". It is scheduled for March / April 2014 and the first press will be limited to 500 units. The whole album can already be checked out at this location. All additional information at www.bodepreto.com or www.facebook.com/6bode6preto6

Chicago’s BONES have just officially released their second full-length, "Sons Of Sleaze", via Planet Metal. The album track ’13’ can be checked out here. For all further BONES information check out www.facebook.com/pages/bones-chicago/113666132032091

British progressive Black Metallers CODE have released a brand new video for the track ‘Glimlight Tourist’ at this location. The song is taken off their new album "Augur Nox", which was just released in Europe via Agonia Records (in North American it will be out on November 26, 2013). The album’s tracklist reads like this: ‘Black Rumination’, ‘Becoming Host’, ‘Ecdysis’, ‘Glimlight Tourist – Dx. (Interlude)’, ‘Garden Chancery’, ‘The Lazarus Cord’, ‘The Shrike Screw – Rx. (Interlude)’, ‘Trace Of God’, ‘Harmonies In Cloud’ and ‘White Tryptych’. More about CODE at www.facebook.com/pages/code/111927908487

On December 24, 2013 Iron Bonehead Productions will release SHEOL‘s "Sepulchral Ruins Below The Temple" 12" MLP. The CD version will be released by Invictus Productions. Here’s the tracklist: ‘Spiritual Desiccation’, ‘Deluge Of Tehom’, ‘Perpetual Descent Into She’Ol’, ‘Katachthomb’, ‘Sepulchral Ruins Below The Temple’ and ‘Cromlech’ (DARKTHRONE cover). More info at: www.facebook.com/sheoldeath

Blackened Death Metallers EMBLAZONED are currently recording their as of yet untitled full length album at Belle City Sound in Racine Wisconsin with producer Chris Wisco (JUNGLE ROT, GORGASM, NACHTMYSTIUM, BROKEN HOPE). This will be the band’s follow up to the "The Living Magisterium" EP, that was released on September 03, 2013 via Deepsend Records. The tracking is almost complete and the album will be mixed and mastered by early December 2013. More info: www.emblazoned666.com

November 18, 2013

Italy’s Black / Death Metallers NECROSHINE recently recruited Mr. Kolaz on bass. The band’s next show in support of their current album "Invocation Of Blasphemy" will be at Woodstock in Grandate (Como) on November 22, 2013 along with Spanish KORGULL THE EXTERMINATOR. More dates to follow in December. For all further NECROSHINE info check out www.facebook.com/necroshinehordes

November 16, 2013

Cyclone Empire will release the fourth WINTER OF SIN album "Violence Reigns Supreme" sometime in Spring of 2014. The band hails from Groningen / Netherlands and features ex – GOD DETHRONED members Michiel can der Pflicht (drums) and Henri Sattler (vocals). Here’s an official statement from the band: “WINTER OF SIN is very happy to announce that we have now signed a record deal with Cyclone Empire. We are really looking forward to cooperating with the guys from Cyclone Empire. We feel that they makes for an excellent and professional partner. Our first release with them will be our killer new album “Violence Reigns Supreme”. We are looking forward to a bright future here at Cyclone Empire!” More information at www.winterofsin.com or www.facebook.com/winter-of-sin

November 15, 2013

On January 7, 2014 Willowtip Records will release a new full-length from Los Angeles based Grinders NAUSEA. The album is entitled "Condemned To The System" and was recorded by Sean Vahle (DIS, PHOBIA, EXHUMED, MURDER CONSTRUCT, INTRONAUT) and mixed and mastered by Alejandro Corredor (INQUISITION, EXHUMED, ENSLAVED). Here’s the complete tracklist: ‘Freedom Of Religion’, ‘Does God Need Help’, ‘World Left In Confinement’, ‘Cries Of Pain’, ‘Hate & Deception’, ‘Corporation Pull-In’, ‘Fuck The World’, ‘Falsely Accused’, ‘Condemn Big Business’, ‘And We Suffer’ And ‘Absence Of War’. The band’s current line-up consists of guitarist / vocalist Oscar Garcia (ex – TERRORIZER, ex – MAJESTY), drummer Eric Castro (ex – MAJESTY), bassist Alejandro CB (POUNDER, CHEMICAL BITCHES) and guitarist Leon del Muerte (MURDER CONSTRUCT, ex – EXHUMED, PHOBIA, IMPALED, INTRONAUT). More information at www.facebook.com/nauseala

November 14, 2013

"The Demon, The Angel, The Disease", the new full length from Swedish Death Metallers BLOOD MORTIZED, will be released via Chaos Records on November 29, 2013 on CD and digital formats. The album was mixed and mastered by Linus Nirbrant (A CANOROUS QUINTET, AMON AMARTH) at Audiogrind studios and features artwork by Benny Moberg. A strictly limited first edition (300 copies worldwide) comes as a cardboard digiwallet 5" with exclusive artwork. The album’s complete tracklist reads like this: ‘Bastard’, ‘In The Black Flames Of Desolation’, ‘My Soul, Your Flesh’, ‘I Am The Dead’, ‘Master Of Pain’, ‘Dysphoria Dystopia’, ‘Blessed Are The Dead’, ‘Blooddrenched Stones’, ‘Noiseterror 08’, ‘The Barbarian Lust’, ‘The Demon, The Angel, The Disease’ and ‘I Leave With Hate’. More info at www.facebook.com/bloodmortized

Seattle’s SOL NEGRO will release their new album "Dawn Of A New Sun" on November 29, 2013. It was mixed and mastered by Tore Stjerna (WATAIN, INTERMENT, DESULTORY) and the cover concept was created by Matthew "Putrid" Carr. Here’s the tracklist: ”No Fear To Die’, ‘9th Conjuration’, ‘Dead Emotions’, ‘Nuclear Sentinel’, ‘They Came From Darkness’, ‘The Passage Without Light’ and ‘Where Flies The Raven’. All further band information at www.facebook.com/solnegroseattle

Swedish Death Metallers DEMONICAL have released a video for ‘The Healing Control’ at this location. It was filmed in Italy and the UK and presents "the inner essence of DEMONICAL and their sinister form of old school Death Metal". The track is taken from their fourth full-length album "Darkness Unbound" which was released in Europe on September 20, 2013 (through Cyclone Empire) and in North America on November 12, 2013 (through Metal Blade Records). An official lyric video for the song ‘The Order’ can be found here. More DEMONICAL at www.demonical.net or www.facebook.com/demonicalofficial

November 13, 2013

GRIMLORD have just released a new video ‘Mass Delusions & Hysteria’ at this location. The song is taken off the band’s latest album "V-Column" that was released by Legacy Records in 2012. More GRIMLORD at www.facebook.com/grimlordband or www.grimlord.eu

Danish Death Metallers DEUS OTIOSUS have finished writing all the songs for the upcoming 3rd, as of yet untitled album. The band is currently rehearsing and arranging the songs and studio time is booked for January. Their final show before entering the studio will be in Helsingborg, Sweden on December 06, 2013. All further info at www.deus-otiosus.com or www.facebook.com/deusotiosus.dk

Brazil’s female fronted Death / Thrashers HELLARISE have just released an EP entitled "Functional Disorder". It was recorded at Studio Pedrada and features the following five songs: ‘More Mindless Violence’, ‘I Don’t Believe’, ‘More Than Alive’, ‘Functional Disorder’ and ‘Rest In Pieces (Good Old Feeling)’. You can check out the songs at HELLARISE’s official bandcamp site. The band has also released a music video for the song ‘More Mindless Violence’ at this location. It was directed and edited by Iza Rodrigues and Daniel Aghehost. More info at www.hellarise.com or www.facebook.com/hellarise

Ireland’s Death Metallers MALTHUSIAN will release their debut EP "MMXIII" on November 22, 2013 via Invictus Productions. It features the following tracks: ‘Wraith///Plague Spore’, ‘The Mother’s Blade’ and ‘Hallucinogen’. The EP’s opener ‘Wraith // Plague Spore’ is currently streaming at this location. For more band information check out www.facebook.com/malthusiandm

November 12, 2013

MASTER have chosen ‘Another Suicide’ as the newest streaming single off their 12th album, "The Witchhunt". You can listen to the track at this location. Footage from MASTER’s Halloween gig at Club New York in Vilnius, Lithuania has been posted here. For all further information and updates on MASTER visit www.master-speckmetal.net, www.reverbnation.com/master or www.facebook.com/pages/master/18521536017

Early next year Hells Headbangers will release a split 7" with Colombia’s WITCHRAP and NUNSLAUGHTER. A preview of WITCHTRAP’s half can already be heard here.

Selfmadegod Records will release a USURPRESS / BENT SEA split CD in early December 2013. The tracklist reads like this: USURPRESS – ‘Eternity Denies History’, ‘A Tidal Wave Of Fire (I. Empty Triumphalism, II. Carved In Filth, III. The Styx Runs Dry)’ and ‘City Of The Nomads’. BENT SEA – ‘Double Standards’, ‘I Am Become Lust’, ‘Fashion Victims’, ‘At Any Cost’, ‘Animalist’, ‘Nature Of The Blast’, ‘Relentless’ and ‘See-Through’. The USURPRESS side includes three brand new songs that have been recorded in March 2013 with producer Erik Sundström, while the BENT SEA material was recorded sometime in December 2013. On the Selfmadegod Records Soundcloud site you can already check out the songs ‘Fashion Victims‘ and ‘City Of The Nomads‘ More information at www.facebook.com/usurpress, www.bentsea.com

Guitarists Tobias Alter and Mark Walther of German Death Metallers SPHERON have posted a guitar-only, instrumental video version of the song ‘Saturnian Satellites’ off the band’s most recently release, "Ecstasy Of God" at this location. "Ecstasy Of God" was released this summer on Apostasy Records. The album was produced together with Christoph Brandes at the Iguana Studios (e.g. NECROPHAGIST, DEADBORN, IMPERIUM DEKADENZ etc.). The cover artwork was painted by Eliran Kantor who has already worked with bands like TESTAMENT, HATEBREED, SODOM and ATHEIST. All further information at www.facebook.com/spheronmusic

November 08, 2013

Chicago’s BONES will be releasing their second album "Sons Of Sleaze" via Planet Metal on November 18, 2013. It is the band’s follow-up to their 2011 self-titled release and was produced by Sanford Parker (LAIR OF THE MINOTAUR, NACHTMYSTIUM). You can check out the album track ‘Maggots’ at this location. More information about BONES at www.facebook.com/pages/bones-chicago/113666132032091

November 07, 2013

Dutch old school Death Metallers WARMASTER have just released a video for the track ‘Deadly Artillery’ at this location. The song is taken off their second full-length album "The End Of Humanity". More about WARMASTER at www.facebook.com/warmasterofficial

Some inhouse news: we have just fixed a couple of technical problems on the site: the news archive is completely working again now and the feature on the Black Metal comic book by Timo Wuerz and Niki Kopp in the Specials section is also online again. If you should locate any other errors somewhere on the site, don’t hesitate to contact us.

November 06, 2013

German melodic Death Metallers SAPIENCY are now streaming their newest release "Tomorrow" in its entirety at www.sapiency.stereokiller.com. The album was released on CD in March via Saol Music, while Eclipse Records will release it in North America as a digital download on November 26, 2013. More on SAPIENCY at www.sapiency.org or www.facebook.com/sapiency

CONVULSE are streaming their complete new album "Evil Prevails" at this location. "Evil Prevails" is available through Svart Records on CD, LP and digital formats. For all additional CONVULSE information check out www.facebook.com/convulse

November 05, 2013

Grundar Production have just released "Dismemberment (XVIII)", the debut MCD by Malaysian brutal Death Metallers CHELATION INTOXICATION. The tracklist reads like this: ‘Intro’, ‘Erotophonophilia Disorder’, ‘Dismemberment (XVIII)’, ‘Kemustahilan Dalam Kekejaman’, ‘Kisah Si Kanibal Penjual Sate’ and ‘The Sad Story About A Rotten Head In My Fridge’ (ECP cover). A MCD teaser can be found here. More information at www.facebook.com/chelationband or www.grundar.com

Brazil Death / Thrashers CHAOS SYNOPSIS have released a video for ‘Son Of Light’ at this location. The song is taken from the band’s latest album "Art Of Killing" and lyrically deals with Febrônio Índio do Brasil, one of the most distinguished Brazilian serial killers. More band information can be found at www.facebook.com/chaossynopsisbr

November 02, 2013

On December 06, 2013 F.D.A. Records will release "Above All Else", the debut album from Los Angeles based Death Metallers DEROGATORY on CD, LP and digital formats. The album track ‘Into The Depth Of Time’ is currently streaming at this location. The album’s complete tracklist reads like this: ‘Intro’, ‘Into The Depth Of Time’, ‘Cryopreservation’, ‘Above All Else’, ‘Immortal Divine’, ‘Foretold In My House Of Seance’, ‘Cenotaph’, ‘Twisted Aeons Of Burning Galaxy’ and ‘To Escape What Is Now’. More info at www.facebook.com/pages/derogatory-deathmetal/206246546127752

Massachusetts Black / Death Metallers SOUL REMNANTS have just released their new album "Black And Blood" via Horror Pain Gore Death Productions. It is streaming in its entirety over here. For more information on SOUL REMNANTS check out www.facebook.com/chopwork

November 01, 2013

"Nightmare Vortex", the debut album from German Death Metallers SLAUGHTERDAY, will be released via F.D.A. Records on December 06, 2013 on CD, LP and digital formats. The cover artwork was created by Mark Cooper and the tracklist reads like this: ‘Unearthly Evocation’, ‘Nightmare Vortex’, ‘Addicted To The Grave’, ‘Cosmic Horror’, ‘Morbid Shroud Of Sickness’, ‘Cult Of The Dreaming Dead’, ‘Obsessed With The Undead’ and ‘Cryptic Desolation’. The vinyl edition will also feature a cover of PENTAGRAM’s ‘The Ghoul’ as a bonus track. A teaser video for the album can be found at this location. More info at www.facebook.com/slaughterdayofficial

"The End Of Humanity", the second full-length album from the Netherlands’ old school Death Metallers WARMASTER, is now available worldwide through Dead Beat Media and Slaughterhouse Records. A stream and and interview can be found at this location. More about WARMASTER at www.facebook.com/warmasterofficial

Swedish Death Metallers UNDER THE CHURCH have been signed by Pulverised Records. Here’s the official statement from the band: “We are very happy to announce that we have signed a deal with the label Pulverised Records and we are already working on the debut CD that we aim to release in 2014. Pulverised Records has a great roster of diverse bands, so for us it’s a good feeling to be able to work together with Pulverised. We have already started writing the new material and we will start pre-production / demos for the recording in early 2014. Those tunes are the next step and extension of what we have written so far… so you can expect more raw Death Metal from UNDER THE CHURCH!" All additional info at www.facebook.com/underthechurch

Dave Ingram’s (ex – BENEDICTION / ex – BOLT THROWER) new band DOWN AMONG THE DEAD MEN has revealed another new song from their upcoming self-titled debut album, that will be released on November 22, 2013 via Cyclone Empire. The song is entitled ‘Adolescence Of Time’ and can be found at this location. http://downamongthedeadmen.businesscatalyst.com More about DOWN AMONG THE DEAD MEN you can find at www.facebook.com/downamongthedeadmen

Swedish Death Metallers PAGANIZER have recorded 5 new songs together with Ronnie Björnström at Garageland. The tracks will be exclusively released on CD via Swedish Close-Up Magazine in their November issue (subscribers only). The artwork was created by Daniel Devilish and the tracklist for “Cadaver Casket (On A Gurney To Hell)” reads like this: ‘On A Gurney To Hell’, ‘Rot’, ‘Souls For Sale’, ‘Afterlife Burner’ and ‘It Came From The Graveyard’. Beginning of 2014 the songs plus one bonus track will be released as a limited edition 12” MLP via Cyclone Empire. More information at www.facebook.com/paganizersweden

In celebration of their Hells Headbangers debut album "Devil’s Breath" NEKROFILTH will play a whole bunch of dates on the "Devil’s Breath Reeks The West" North American tour this month. The band has furthermore just released a video for the album tracks ‘I’m A Degenerate’ and ‘Junkie Cunt’ here. The tracklist of "Devil’s Breath" reads like this: ‘Crave The Grave’, ‘Scum Freak’, ‘Wormskull’, ‘Death Rush’, ‘Deep Inside Disease’, ‘I’m A Degenerate’, ‘Crocodile’, ‘Junkie Cunt’, ‘Devil’s Breath’, ‘Lead Us To The Dead’, ‘Smear The Sleaze’, ‘Volcanic Zit’ and ‘Blood Bug’. More NEKROFILTH info at www.facebook.com/nekrofilth