December 31, 2013
The results of our BEST OF 2013 poll are online now! You can check them out here. Thanks to everyone who participated. Have a great 2014!
The results of our BEST OF 2013 poll are online now! You can check them out here. Thanks to everyone who participated. Have a great 2014!
If you’d still like to participate in our BEST OF 2013 poll, please hurry up, because the deadline for it is tomorrow, December 30, 2013. Just go here and send us a list of your 10 favorite releases of 2013 (no matter if it’s a demo, EP, mini album or full length). The results will be published in early 2014.
Infernö Records have just released "Speaking With The Devil", the second album by Chilean / Canadian Speed Metallers DEMONA. It features 9 songs (+ intro / outro) and comes with a 12 pages booklet. A limited edition cassette version (100 copies only) is also available. You can check out the album track ‘Traitors’ at this location.
Infernö Records have also just released the second album by Swedish Thrashers LEGIONS OF WAR. The album’s title track ‘Forced To The Ground’ is currently streaming here. For more info and ordering details go here www.inferno-records.net
Atomic Vision (in cooperation with Skaven Records, T.S.C. Records and Slave Of Beerfoam) have released a 7" by Slovakian Death / Thrashers RADIATION entitled "Plutonium Overdose". It features five tracks and is limited to 500 copies. More info at www.atomicvisionprods.blogspot.com
Mexican / Turkish Black / Death Metallers SACROCURSE are currently preparing their Hells Headbangers debut album "Unholier Master" which is scheduled for a May 2014 release on both CD and LP formats. More SACROCURE at www.facebook.com/sacrocurse
Hells Headbangers have signed Portland, Oregon’s CEMETERY LUST. The band’s second album "Orgies Of Abomination" is currently being recorded and will be released in early 2014. CEMETERY LUST’s debut album "Screams Of The Violated" will also be re-released through Hells Headbangers on CD and LP later in 2014. All further band info at www.facebook.com/cemeterylust
American Black Metallers DEMONIC CHRIST have also been signed by Hells Headbangers. The band is currently finalizing their second album "The Great Purge". The track ‘Archangel Revelation" can already be checked out here. For all additional information check out www.facebook.com/pages/demonic-christ-official/340362119328496
The new PERDITION TEMPLE album will be entitled "Tempter’s Victorious" and feature eight new tracks and coverart by Adam Burke. The album will be preceded by a 7" EP, with an exclusive original PERDITION TEMPLE track as well as a special B-side cover track. "Tempter’s Victorious" will be released in early 2014 through Hells Headbangers. More PERDITION TEMPLE at www.facebook.com/perditiontemple
On February 04, 2014 Dark Descent Records will release "Toward Divine Death", the new album from Finnish Death Metallers LIE IN RUINS, as well as "Abysmal Thresholds", the debut full-length from Finland’s CORPSESSED. More info at www.darkdescentrecords.com
In the first half of 2014 Brazil’s Mutilation Records will release a HEADHUNTER D.C. tribute album entitled “Born To Punish The Skies…: A Deathmetallic Brotherhood In Unholy Mourning For God – Tribute To Headhunter D.C.”. It’s going to be released in two volumes and the following bands are already confirmed for it so far: CAUTERIZATION (BRA), INNER DEMONS RISE (BRA), MALEFACTOR (BRA), DEAD CONSPIRACY (USA), DECOMPOSED GOD (BRA), PATHOLOGIC NOISE (BRA), GRAVE DESECRATOR (BRA), UNBORN (BRA), NERVOCHAOS (BRA), INSIDE HATRED (BRA), BASTARD (BRA), QUEIRON (BRA), NECROCCULTUS (MEX), HOLDER (BRA), POISONOUS (BRA), PURE NOISE (BRA), EMBRIONAL (POL), SANCTIFIER (BRA), PURGATORY (GER), HATESPAWN (GER), VULTURE (BRA), INCINERADOR (BRA), ESCARNIUM (BRA), EMINENT SHADOW (BRA), DISGRACE & TERROR (BRA), S.O.H. (BRA), SATHANAS (USA), SEXTRASH (BRA), FUNERAL WHORE (HOL), ETERNAL SACRIFICE (BRA), DEMONIC RAGE (CHI) and REVEL IN FLESH (GER). HEADHUNTER D.C. are currently in the process of writing new songs, which will be used for a future release (7", 10", split or new full length). Their latest album "…In Unholy Mourning…" is now available on CD in Europe through Evil Spell Records (www.undercover-records.de) and includes the MORTEM cover ‘Summoned To Hell’ as an exclusive bonus track. A vinyl version will be out between January and February 2014. More info at www.facebook.com/headhunterdc
On March 03, 2014 Hammerheart Records will re-release EMPEROR‘s "As The Shadows Rise" 7" from 1994 as a limited edition (666 copies) 12" with an etching on the side B and the songs as CD in one package.
On the same day Hammerheart will also re-release a limited vinyl edition (500 copies) of "Alone Walkyng" from Norway’s HADES. It features the demo from 1993 on side A while side B is also etched. More info at www.hammerheart.com
French brutal Death Metallers’ BENIGHTED’s forthcoming seventh full-length is entitled "Carnivore Sublime" and will be released on February 14, 2014 through Season of Mist. Here’s the tracklist: ‘X2Y’, ‘Noise’, ‘Experience Your Flesh’, ‘Slaughter / Suicide’, ‘Spit’, ‘Defiled Purity’, ‘Jekyll’, ‘Collection Of Dead Portraits’, ‘Carnivore Sublime’, ‘Les Morsures De Cerbère’ and ‘June And The Laconic Solstice’. A deluxe limited edition digibox will include a bonus CD, a patch, a pin and a poster. The track listing of the bonus disc is as follows: ‘Meticulous Invagination’ (ABORTED cover), ‘Du Riechst So Gut’ (RAMMSTEIN cover), ‘Old’ (MACHINE HEAD cover), ‘The Twins’ (live), ‘Saw It All’ (live), ‘Forsaken’ (live), ‘Nemesis’ (live), ‘Spit’ (demo version) and ‘Collection Of Dead Portraits’ (demo version). In February and March, BENIGHTED will be touring in France with LOUDBLAST. More info at www.facebook.com/benighted.official
Philadelphia based Death Metallers TRENCHROT will release their debut "Necronomic Warfare" on February 18, 2014 via Unspeakable Axe Records. You can already check out the album track ‘Sickening Devotion’ at this location. More information at www.facebook.com/trenchrotdeathmetal or http://trenchrotdeathmetal.bandcamp.com
On February 21, 2014 F.D.A. Records will release "Inoculation", the debut full length from California Death Metallers MORFIN on CD, vinyl and digital formats. The vinyl LP will be available on red / black marbled (100 copies only) or standard black vinyl. "Inoculation" was recorded at Executer Studio in Pico Rivera, California and the artwork was created by Badic Art (SKELETAL REMAINS, GOREGAST, DEMONICAL, DEHUMAN REIGN). The album track ‘Dark Creator’ is already streaming here. More MORFIN info at www.facebook.com/morfindeathmetal
After 7 years of silence NOCTURNAL BREED will release their fifth album "Napalm Nights" on March 11, 2014 in Europe and March 18, 2014 in North America via Agonia Records. It was recorded in Killer Studio (Norway) in 2012 and 2013 and the complete tracklist reads like this: ‘The Devil Swept The Ruins’, ‘Speedkrieg’, ‘Cursed Beyond Recognition’, ‘The Bitch Of Buchenwald’, ‘Napalm Nights’, ‘Thrashiac’, ‘Dawn Campaign… Flamethrower Ridge’, ‘Under The Whip’, ‘Dragging The Priests’ and ‘Krigshisser’. The album opening track ‘The Devil Swept The Ruins’ is available for streaming here. "Napalm Nights" features a guest appearance of DARKTHRONE’s Nocturno Culto on vocals, and former guitarist A.E. Rattlehead on guitars. It will be available as digipak CD, limited double black vinyl in gatefold sleeves (with insert with lyrics and A2 poster), limited double military green vinyl (with insert with lyrics, A2 poster and laser-cut full color patch) and digitally. More NOCTURNAL BREED at www.facebook.com/pages/nocturnal-breed-official/250907411181
MENACE, the brainchild of NAPALM DEATH axeman Mitch Harris, have announced the title of their debut album. It will be entitled "Impact Velocity", the release is scheduled for March 14, 2014 via Season Of Mist and features contributions from Derek Roddy (drums), Fred Leclercq (bass), Nicola Manzan (violin, cello, viola), Shane Embury (bass) and Russ Russell (producer and navigator of paradoxology). For all further information on MENACE check out www.facebook.com/seasonofmistofficial
Xtreem Music will release AURORA BOREALIS‘ 6th full length "Worldshapers" on March 01, 2014. The album contains 10 tracks and was produced at Ron Vento’s very own Nightsky Studios. You can already listen to an exclusive advance track here. For more info about AURORA BOREALIS check out www.auroraborealis.org
US Death Metallers BLOODSOAKED will release their new full length "Religious Apocalypse" in Spring 2014 on Comatose Music. The album features new material, along with live tracks and a couple of cover songs. The previous BLOODSOAKED releases "The Death Of Hope" as well as "Sadistic Greed… Grotesque Memories" are currently streaming at www.bloodsoaked.stereokiller.com. More band information at www.bloodsoaked.net or www.facebook.com/bloodsoaked666
DEROGATORY‘s F.D.A. Records debut album "Above All Else" is now streaming in its entirety at this location. For more info on DEROGATORY check out www.facebook.com/derogatory.deathmetal
Swedish Death / Crust Metallers BOMBS OF HADES will release a compilation album entitled “Through The Dark Past” on January 27, 2014 through Pulverised Records. It will feature all EP-, single-, split-, bonus- and cover-songs the band ever recorded, from the "Carnivores" 7" EP up till the "No Life" split 10" with Sweden’s MORDBRAND. The entire material will be completely remastered and the album also features four brand new tracks that were exclusively recorded for this release. The full tracklist reads like this: ‘Necronomicus Kanth (The Hounds Of Hell)’, ‘Twisted Decay’, ‘Slaughter The Dead’, ‘Disrespect Their Bones’, ‘Coffin’, ‘Carnivores’, ‘Prolog (The Ecstacy Of Blood)’, ‘Into The Eternal Pit Of Fire’, ‘The Day Man Lost’, ‘Confessor’, ‘Ice Cold Grave’, ‘Clean Your Head’, ‘Until Death (Hanged By The Neck)’, ‘Inside Teradome’, ‘Burn’, ‘I’ll Be Your Sister’, ‘Mangled Dehumanization’, ‘Crossturner’, ‘Evil Dead’, ‘Kill! Kill! Kill!’ and ‘Epilog’. More info at www.bombsofhades.com or www.facebook.com/bombsofhades
On January 30, 2014 Swedish female fronted Black / Thrash Metallers DRACENA will release a new MCD entitled "Ravenous Bloodlust". It will include 4 new songs, recorded at Andy La Rocque’s Sonic Train Studios. More info at www.dracena.se
Selfmadegod Records has started to re-issue the complete AGATHOCLES back catalogue. The first re-issue is “Black Clouds Determinate”, the band’s second album from 1994, which has been remastered and features totally revamped artwork and layout. The 17-song CD additionally includes the song ‘Until It Bleeds’ (from the same April 1994 session at famous Soundshape Studios). You can listen to ‘Sentimental Hypocrisy’ at Selfmadegod Records’ Soundcloud profile or official YouTube channel. More on AGATHOCLES at www.agathocles.com.
F.D.A. Records will release the vinyl edition of AMON‘s "Liar In Wait" album on January 31, 2014. The European edition will feature new exclusive artwork (created by Misanthropic Artwork) and new layout (by ArtWars Mediadesign). It is limited to 200 gold / black marbled copies and 400 Satanic black copies. Package deals that include an AMON t-shirt are being offered as well. More info at www.fda-records.com. All AMON related information can be found at www.amon.mobi or www.facebook.com/amoneric
On February 18, 2014 Unspeakable Axe Records will release the self-titled debut from Italian Death / Thrashers OMNIVORE. You can already check out the track ‘Omnivore’ at this location. For all further information check out www.facebook.com/pages/omnivore/265473320143668
On March 04, 2014 Moribund Records will release a BLEEDING FIST compilation entitled "Death’s Old Stench – The Deathcult Sessions", which will feature unreleased songs from 2011 – 2013 by these Slovenian Black Metallers. Here’s the complete tracklist: ‘Angel Negro’ (Intro), ‘Holy Saint Of Death’, ‘Brotherhood Of Chaos And Death’, ‘Revelation Of Degenesis’, ‘The Veiled Crowned Queen’, ‘De La Muerte’ (Intermezzo), ‘Azazel’, ‘Death Almighty Death’, ‘Blackened Illumination’, ‘Tweens Of Darkness And Evil’, ‘Cursed Blood’ and ‘Prelude To The Total Death 266’ (Outro). In other BLEEDING FIST news, the band has added new guitarist Jex to their line-up, who replaces Angelus and Occultus, and who has already contributed to seven songs slated for the band’s next Moribund full-length. More info at: www.bleeding-fist.com or www.facebook.com/chaosblackmetal
On February 24, 2014 (Europe) / March 18, 2014 (U.S.) Greyhaze Records will release a deluxe CD / DVD digipak of MYSTIFIER‘s long out of print debut album "Wicca". The CD will feature bonus tracks not available before on any previous version, while the DVD will contain two concerts by the band (the Nuclear War Now Festival in Germany and a show in their hometown of Salvador, Brazil). The digipak will feature a new layout and old photos from the band. A vinyl version of the album will follow soon as well. MYSTIFYER is also planning an extended tour of Europe which will include shows at Norway’s Inferno Festival and Germany’s Legacy Open Air. More information at www.mystifier.com.br or www.greyhazerecords.com
AVULSED frontman Dave Rotten has released the first demo of his solo project ROTTEN. The demo is entitled "Cryptic Catacombs" and features 4 songs. It’s only available on cassette (handmade), but you can check it out at this location. More information at www.damnedrotten.com
Eihwaz Recordings, the Death Metal sub-label of Bindrune Recordings, have just released a limited edition (250 copies) double vinyl edition of "Memorious", the second full length from Texas based melodic Death Metallers VEX. It comes as a black vinyl set containing an insert / lyric sheet housed in a heavy jacket with a 5mm spine and the vinyl is cut at 45 rpm. More information at www.facebook.com/vexhomepage or www.eihwazrecordings.com
On January 01, 2014 Memento Mori will release "Unworldly Summoning", the debut full length from Texas based Death Metallers CHURCH OF DISGUST. The album was recorded at Moontower Studios in Spain (ATARAXY, TEITANBLOOD, AVULSED, GRAVEYARD) and the artwork was created by Igor ‘Abigor’ Mugerza (CENTINEX, DECAYED, SPELLCRAFT). For all further information check out www.facebook.com/churchofdisgust
Finnish Black Metallers GRAVEBORNE are currently streaming the track ‘Tiesi Päähän’ at this location. It is taken from their upcoming new album "Through The Window Of The Night" which will be released on January 20, 2014 via Seance Records. The album’s full tracklist reads like this: ‘Burn The City Of God’, ‘Tiesi Päähän’, ‘Root Of Evil’, ‘Misericordia’, ‘Into The Abyss’, ‘In The End I Find My Beginning’, ‘Pyhää Verta’, ‘Todkrieg’ and ‘Men Behind The Sun’. "Through The Window Of The Night" was mixed and mastered by Jarno Hänninen at D-Studio, features artwork by Markus Räisänen and a special lyrical collaboration and guest vocals by K-2T4-S of …AND OCEANS on the track ‘Pyhää Verta’. The "Burn The City Of God" digital single was released in November for download and features the exclusive track ‘Temple Without Walls’. For more GRAVEBORNE information check out www.graveborne.com or www.facebook.com/pages/graveborne/398601459368
French blackened Death Metallers TEMPLE OF BAAL have announced a couple of new live appearances in support of their "Verses Of Fire" album, which was released late autumn and is streaming in its entirety here. On December 14, 2013 the band will join ANTAEUS and WATAIN at the Trabendo club in Paris, France. In March 2014 they will play at the Speyer Grey Mass Festival in Germany and later on at Hellfest, on June 21, 2014. All further info at www.facebook.com/pages/temple-of-baal/20135072962
Italy’s Black Metallers HRIZG will release their third album "Individualism" in June / July 2014 through Moribund Records. Mainman Erun-Dagoth reveals: "All I can say is that "Individualism" is a kind of mixture between my two previous albums and the best effort I have done as a solo instrumentalist. As for lyrics, they are also more into the nihilist and misanthropic philosophy." A video of Erun-Dagoth recording drums for the album at Khazad-Dûm Studios has been posted here.
Dutch Black Metallers SAMMATH are currently streaming their new album "Godless Arrogance" in its entirety at this location. The band was formed in 1994 by guitarist and vocalist Jan Kruitwagen and put out their debut "Strijd" in 1999. "Godless Arrogance" is already their fifth full-length (the first for Hammerheart Records, after having worked with Germany’s Folter Records for 16 years). It was mastered by Peter Neuber (REVENGE, HORNA, SEVERE TORTURE etc.). More information at www.sammath.nl
Germany’s DESERTED FEAR have released an official music video for ‘Nocturnal Frags’. The song is taken from their 2012 release "My Empire" and includes live footage from Party San, Summer Breeze, Extremefest and Nuckstock Open Air. It is now playing at this location. For more DESERTED FEAR check out www.desertedfear.de or www.facebook.com/desertedfear
Czech Thrashers KAAR are looking for gigs in Germany. Interested parties (organizers or bands) will find more info about these old school Thrashers at http://bandzone.cz/kaar. Drummer Ozz can be contacted at the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Brazil’s MYSTIFIER will be touring Europe for the first time ever in 2014. The tour starts on April 10, 2014 and lasts until June 22, 2014. It will include countries like Denmark, Norway, Germany, Spain, Italy, Portugal, France and others to be announced. Promoters and bands interested in organizing one of the available dates should contact email@example.com. More MYSTIFIER info at www.facebook.com/mystifier666
Century Media Records will officially re-release the entire discography by Swedish Death Metallers DAWN in the first half of 2014. Everything the band has ever recorded will be made available again, remastered by Dan Swanö and accompanied by reworked artworks and more. The planned DAWN releases are: Demos 1991 – 1993 (title tba) CD / LP, "Nær Sólen Gar Niþer For Evogher" (originally released in 1994) CD / LP, "Sorgh På Svarte Vingar Fløgh" (originally released in 1996) MCD / MLP and "Slaughtersun – Crown Of The Triarchy" (originally released in 1998) CD / 2LP. More about DAWN at www.dawnband.com or www.facebook.com/dawnofficialbandpage
Another year is almost over, so it’s about time again to look back on which releases were really killer in 2013. If you’d like to participate in our BEST OF 2013 poll, please go here and send us a list of your 10 favorite releases of 2013 (no matter if it’s a demo, EP, mini album or full length) until December 30, 2013. We will publish the results in early 2014. Spread the word!!
Russian Death Metallers ABORTED FETUS will release their third full-length "Private Judgement Day" through Comatose Music. The album’s title track is already streaming here. More band info at www.abortedfetus.ru or www.facebook.com/abortedfetusbrutality
Following the departure of guitarist Stefan and bassist Fabian, who left Berlin / Germany based Death Metallers HARM for personal reasons, the band now recruited four-stringer Alejandro and six-stringer Molochto. For all further band information check out www.facebook.com/pages/harm/131650603566081
On January 20, 2014 Seance Records will release "Through The Window Of The Night", the second album from Finnish Black Metallers GRAVEBORNE. The tracklist reads like this: ‘Burn The City Of God’, ‘Tiesi Päähän’, ‘Root Of Evil’, ‘Misericordia’, ‘Into The Abyss’, ‘In The End I Find My Beginning’, ‘Pyhää Verta’, ‘Todkrieg’ and ‘Men Behind The Sun’. More info at www.graveborne.com or www.facebook.com/pages/graveborne/398601459368
Metal and visual art belongs together right from the beginning of its develpement. Information about and visual impressions from several Metal artists gives the new and growing site GRAPHIC NOISE (www.graphic-noise.com). The creator Michael Berberian wants his page to be viewed as "The bridge between an art gallery and the Metal world". Besides the exhibition he offers also a webshop.
Los Angeles based Death Metallers DEROGATORY are currently streaming the song ‘To Escape What Is Now’ at this location. It is taken from the band’s forthcoming album "Above All Else", which will be released on December 06, 2013 through F.D.A. Records. A video for ‘Foretold In My House Of Seance’ can be found here. More about DEROGATORY at www.facebook.com/derogatory.deathmetal