» News Archive March 2013
Cryptorium Records have just released a massive MEGA SLAUGHTER box. It includes a 2 CD digipak of the band’s one and only full length album "Calls From The Beyond" (originally released via Thrash Records in 1991), on one CD and all the demos on the other. Also included is a 44 pages booklet full of pictures, flyers, never before seen photos and the bands entire story, spanning between 1987 and 1992, as well as a patch and a small poster of the new cover that was created by Joe Petagno (MOTÖRHEAD, NOMINON, ANGELCORPSE etc.), based on the original album cover. More info and ordering details can be found at www.cryptorium.se
“Under Sulphurous Skies” is the brand new single from Slovenian Heavy / Speed Metallers VIGILANCE, taken from the band’s upcoming album "Queen Of The Midnight Fire" which will be available on May 14, 2013 via Metal Tank Records. You can check out the new track at this location. VIGILANCE guitarist Gilian Adam comments: “After months of hard work, the album is finally done. Rok Zalokar did a great job and we are very much excited to finally give you a taste of what is to come. The gates have been opened, the torches have been lit. Follow if you dare.” For more information visit the label’s site at www.metaltankrecords.com
"Denouement", the debut full length from UK’s blackened Death Metallers ABYSSAL will be re-released on CD (limited to 1000 copies) via Poland’s Hellthrasher Productions on April 02, 2013. A vinyl edition will follow in Autumn. The album was self-released by the band in January 2012 on hand-assembled CDs as well as digitally. The entire material is available for streaming at this location.
Heaven and Hell Records will be releasing the complete recorded works from North Carolina Death Thrashers FALSE PROPHET on CD as part of their Lost Relics collection. The whole material was re-mastered by Jamie King at The Basement Studios in Winston-Salem, NC. The CD will include the "Sign Of The Cross" demo from 1989, the "Second Death" full-length from 1991 and the "Infernal Hierarchy" 7" EP from 1993. Video footage of the band playing live at Snookers in Raleigh, NC in 1993 has been posted here.
‘Extrinsic Pathway’, the title track of the upcoming debut full length from Austin, Texas based Death Metallers MORGENGRAU, has been posted at this location. The album will be released on April 02, 2013 through Blind God Records. More info at www.facebook.com/pages/morgengrau/112541632142818
Eldritch Lunar Miasma Records, in conjunction with Dybbuk Records, has released a DECREPITAPH / HUMILIATION split 7" EP entitled "The Carnal Slumber / Enemy’s Perimeter". It is limited to 500 copies (100 green and 400 black) and pressed on 42-gram vinyl with a four panel folder. A preview is currently streaming at this location. Additional info at www.eldritchlunarmiasma.com, www.decrepitaph.com or www.humiliation.my
US Death Metallers BLOODSOAKED will be touring in Europe for the Rotting In Europe 2013 Tour in April. Joining BLOODSOAKED will be Bay Area Melodic Deathers SHORT FUSE, Dallas-based blackened Death Metallers PSYCHIATRIC REGURGITATION, Boston Thrashers BLACK MASS and Chicago Death Metallers HATE STORM ANNIHILATION. BLOODSOAKED has just posted a brand new demo track entitled ‘Devouring’ on their Bandcamp page. The song is a demo version of a track from the band’s forthcoming album, "Devouring Abomination", due out later this year on Comatose Records. More info at www.bloodsoaked.net or www.facebook.com/bloodsoaked666
Israel’s Death Metallers MORBID TENDENCY have made their new EP "Eon Of Cycling Death" available through their bandcamp page for free streaming, download and a "name your own price" purchase. The band’s line-up currently consists of Alex (PROMISCUITY, ex – SONNE ADAM) on vocals, guitars and bass, as well as Tom (SONNE ADAM) on drums. The EP was recorded in early 2013 and the band is currently searching for a label, to release it on physical format. Interested labels can contact the band at firstname.lastname@example.org
Canadian Black Metallers WILT will be playing a couple of shows at the end of March / early April 2013 in support of the upcoming, limited edition, vinyl release of their self-titled debut album. Originally released in October of last year as a digital download, "Wilt" is now being offered as a 180 gram white vinyl 12", strictly limited to 300 copies and available for pre-order at wiltmanitoba.bandcamp.com. A purchase of the vinyl edition comes with an immediate download of the album. For more information visit www.facebook.com/wiltmb
At their record release party in Santa Ana, CA on March 16, 2013 ANGER AS ART were joined onstage by Mark ‘The Shark’ Caro (ABATTOIR), Betsy Bitch (BITCH) and Sin Quirin (MINISTRY, REVOLTING COCKS) for the album’s two bonus tracks ‘Rage And Retribution’ and ‘Speed Kills’, as well as classics from ABATTOIR (‘Screams From The Grave’) and BITCH (‘Skullcrusher’). A video of ANGER AS ART performing ‘SkullCrusher’ with Betsy Bitch and Sin Quirin has been posted at this location. A video of ‘Screams From The Grave’ with Mark ‘The Shark’ Caro can be checked out here. ANGER AS ART has been confirmed for the Dokkem Open Air Festival on June 21 – 22, 2013 in Dokkum, Freisland, NL and will be appearing alongside TESTAMENT, ICED EARTH, CRYPTOPSY and many more. The band is currently booking additional dates in Germany, France, Holland and Belgium. More information at www.angerasart.com or www.facebook.com/angerasart
PENTAGRAM CHILE have completed the recordings of their debut album “The Malefice”. It was recorded both in Sade Studios in Santiago, Chile and HVR Studios in Suffolk, UK. The album will be out around June / July and the first edition will also include re-recordings of classic 80s demo songs. The tracklist reads like this: ‘The Death Of Satan’, ‘La Fiura’, ‘The Apparition’, ‘Horror Vacui’, ‘Spontaneous Combustion’, ‘Grand Design’, ‘Sacrophobia’, ‘Arachnoids’ and ‘Prophetic Tremors’. PENTAGRAM CHILE will be playing live at the Live Evil Fest 2013 (www.liveevilfestival.org) on October 18 – 20, 2013 at The Garage in London. More PENTAGRAM CHILE at www.facebook.com/pages/pentagram-chile/78253131363
In May / June 2013 Cyclone Empire Records will re-release the full discography of Swedish Melodic Death Metallers A CANOROUS QUINTET as a double CD, entitled “The Quintessence”, with a massive booklet and extensive liner-notes. The “Silence Of The World Beyond” album from 1996 will feature the following bonus tracks: ‘Silence Of The World Beyond’ (Live), ‘Reflections Of The Mirror’ (2012), ‘Dreamcloud’ (2012 – unreleased) and ‘Welcome To Your End’ (2012 – unreleased). The 1998 “The Only Pure Hate” album will additionally come up the tracks ‘Land Of The Lost’ and ‘Revert To Life’ (both from a 1997 demo) as well as the complete "As Tears” demo from 1995 (‘Through Endless Illusions’, ‘The Joy Of Sorrow’, ‘When Happiness Dies’ and ‘Strangeland’). www.cyclone-empire.com
In May 2013 GOD DETHRONED‘s “The Grand Grimoire” and “Bloody Blasphemy” albums will be re-released on vinyl through Cyclone Empire Records. Both will be limited to 500 copies each, pressed on red (“The Grand Grimoire”) and blue (“Bloody Blasphemy”) 180g vinyl, with a gatefold sleeve including rare photos and liner notes by Henri Sattler. www.facebook.com/goddethronedofficial
FACEBREAKER have posted two parts of a studio report at the following locations: Part I and Part II. The new album is entitled “Dedicated To The Flesh” and planned to be released in May / June 2013. Here’s the tracklist: ‘Meat Freak’, ‘Dedicated To The Flesh’, ‘Catacomb’, ‘Zombie Flesh Cult’, ‘Mutilator’, ‘Nuclear Outbreak’, ‘Hellmaster’, ‘Carving For Brains’, ‘Swarm Of Zombies’, ‘Legions Of Doom’, ‘World Cremation’ and ‘Tomb Of The Hungry Dead’. All additional information you may find at www.facebook.com/pages/facebreaker/113329752016270
Italian Death Metallers NERVECIDE have just released their debut album "Impermanence". It is available for free streaming / download at the following locations: www.reverbnation.com/nervecide, http://nervecide.bandcamp.com or www.facebook.com/nervecide
ENTHRONED will play live for the first time ever in Poland. The band will be back on stage for two selected shows in Wroclaw And Kraków. More ENTHRONED at www.facebook.com/frater.silurian
"Behold Almighty Doctrine", the third full-length from US Death Metallers LECHEROUS NOCTURNE, is out now through Unique Leader Records. An exclusive stream can be found at this location. For more info check out www.lecherousnocturne.net or www.facebook.com/lecherousnocturne
On April 02, 2013 Blind God Records will release "Extrinsic Pathway", the debut full length from Austin, Texas based Death Metallers MORGENGRAU. The album was recorded at Amplitude Media in Austin, Texas and mixed and mastered at Endarker Studio, Sweden by Magnus (Devo) Andersson of MARDUK. The full tracklist reads like this: ‘Extrinsic Pathway’, ‘Antithetical’, ‘The White Death’, ‘Inner Self’, ‘Choking Grove’, ‘Grave Of Lies’, ‘Chemosh Enlighten’ and ‘Polymorphic Communion’. You can listen to the album track ‘Antithetical’ here. MORGENGRAU will make their New York City debut at the Martyrdoom Fest on June 28, 2013. More band information at www.facebook.com/pages/morgengrau/112541632142818
‘Dominate The Rotten’, a track from "Manifested Darkness", the forthcoming new album from REVEL IN FLESH, is currently streaming at this location. The CD and digital download will be released on April 12, 2013 by F.D.A. Records. The LP version features an additional bonus track and will be out on April 26, 2013. The album was mixed and mastered at Unisound Studio by Dan Swanö and the artwork was created by the Spanish artist Juanjo Castellano. More at www.revelinflesh.jimdo.com or www.facebook.com/pages/revel-in-flesh/304228902958414
ACHERON will start recording their new album “Kult Des Hasses” in Cleveland, Ohio on April 12, 2013. Guitarist Ricktor Ravensbruck (WOLFPACK 44, ELECTRIC HELLFIRE CLUB, WOLFEN SOCIETY) will contribute some leads to the album and the artwork will be created by Timo Wuerz. Here’s the complete tracklist: ‘Daemonum Lux’, ‘Satan Holds Dominion’, ‘Raptured To Divine Perversion’, ‘Jesus Wept’, ‘Thy Father Suicide’, ‘Misanthropic Race’, ‘Whores And Harlots’, ‘Asphyxiation (Hands Of God)’, ‘Concubina Do Diabo’ and ‘Devil’s Black Blood’. The release of “Kult Des Hasses” is scheduled for Spring 2013 through Listenable Records. All additional information at www.facebook.com/legion.acheron
Polish Death Metallers KINGDOM will release their second album "Morbid Priest Of Supreme Blasphemy" on March 25, 2013 via Hellthrasher Productions. It features 9 brand new tracks as well as a cover of NIHILIST’s ‘Supposed To Rot’. The artwork was created by Bartek Kurzok (ECTOVOID, HELL UNITED, DECAYING, ULCER etc.) and the tracklisting reads like this: ‘Slaves Of Ruins’, ‘Krwawi’ca Rana’, ‘Beasts Of The Sea’, ‘Morbid Priest’, ‘Supreme Blasphemy’, ‘Supposed To Rot’ (NIHILIST cover), ‘Summomed From Dead’, ‘Nameless King’, ‘Tombs Of Dead’ and ‘Syn Ognia’. Two songs are already available for streaming at this location.
EXUMER have been confirmed for this year’s BASINFIREFEST in the Czech Republic. The festival takes place from June 28 to June 30, 2013 in Spalene Porici. Other acts to appear on the bill are (among others) PRETTY MAIDS, SOILWORK, DARK TRANQUILITY and COAL CHAMBER. It will be EXUMER’s first trip ever to the Czech Republic where the band has a loyal following and it is also the band’s only festival appearance in the Czech Republic in 2013. Comments vocalist Mem V. Stein: "The summer festival season is slowly coming together for us with shows planned at Germany’s BANG YOUR HEAD festival, a planned trip to Slovenia and now BASINFIREFEST. We are beyond excited to finally play in the Czech Republic and are planning to bring our brand of Thrash Metal to our fans there. It will definitely be a show to remember for us and our fans!" For all further info check out www.basinfirefest.cz or www.exumer.de.
Selfmadegod Records have just released the vinyl version of ENCOFFINATION‘s debut full length "Ritual Ascension Beyond Flesh". The gatefold LP is available in two colors: transparent marble (100 copies) and black (400 copies). More info at www.selfmadegod.com
"Grip Of The Dead", the debut album from Swedish Death Metallers NECROCURSE, is now available in North America via Pulverised Records. It was recorded, mixed and mastered at Sonic Train Studios with King Diamond guitarist Andy La Rocque and the cover artwork was created by David Herrerias (Antichrist). The album is currently streaming in its entirety at the Pulverised Records Bandcamp Page. The vinyl edition will include a re-recorded version of the track ‘Souls Of A Thousand Funerals’ (from the "Shape Of Death" MCD, as an additional bonus track) and will soon be released by Blood Harvest and To The Death Records. NECROCURSE features members from NIFELHEIM, SWORDMASTER, RUNEMAGICK and SACRAMENTUM. For all further information check out www.necrocurse.com or www.facebook.com/necrocurse
Liege based Death Metal outfit PESTIFER has just recorded their second album. The title of the follow-up record to their debut "Age Of Disgrace" (released in 2010 by Ultimhate Records) as well as the artwork will be revealed soon. Apart from that the Belgian horde is looking for gigs in Germany. For possible shows or general info please get in touch with them at www.facebook.com/pestifer.band
F.D.A. Records have signed California Death Metallers MORFIN. The band is currently recording their debut album which is scheduled for a release in the fall of 2013. More MORFIN at www.facebook.com/morfindeathmetal.
INFINITUM OBSCURE will be supporting SORCERY next month on the "Arrival Of The Black – Vinland Tour 2013" across the United States. INFINITUM OBSCURE recently released a new three-song MCD, "The Luminous Black", on Deathgasm Records, featuring one new track, a re-recorded version of ‘Path To Apocalypse’ from the band’s 2006 debut "Internal Dark Force" and a cover of BATHORY’s ‘Through Blood By Thunder’. More information at www.infinitumobscure.com or www.facebook.com/infinitumobscure
Italy’s technical Death Metallers THE MODERN AGE SLAVERY will release their sophomore album, "Requiem For Us All", via Pavement Entertainment today. For all further information check out www.themodernageslavery.com
For the first time ever Pennsylvania’s brutal Death Metallers ROTTREVORE will appear on European soil for an exclusive show at the Kill-Town Death Fest 2013, which will take place from August 29 – September 01, 2013 in Copenhagen, Denmark. In 2011 the band entered the studio once again and recorded 4 songs that were written way back in the 90s, for the upcoming EP, entitled “Blind Sided Attack”. More information and updates at www.rottrevoreusa.com
The RADEMASSAKER website is finally online again. You can download all songs that originally appeared on the band’s long sold-out vinyl only releases for free now. Just go to www.rademassaker.com
French Black Metallers AOSOTH has premiered a second song from their fourth full-length "IV:Arrow In Heart", which is going to be released on April 16, 2013 via Agonia Records. ‘Temple Of Knowledge’ is streaming exclusively at this location. The first revealed song, ‘An Arrow In Heart’, can still be found here. More information at www.facebook.com/aosoth
On April 08, 2012 Unspeakable Axe Records (a sub-label of Dark Descent Records) will release the debut full length by Texas based Crossover Thrashers BIRTH A.D. which is entitled "I Blame You". Here’s the full tracklist: ‘Mission Statement’, ‘Equal Opportunity’, ‘Burn L.A.’, ‘Failed State’, ‘Bring Back The Draft’, ‘This Scene Sucks’, ‘Violent Retribution’, ‘No, Man’, ‘I Blame You’, ‘Short Bus Society’, ‘Wrong Again’, ‘Fill In The Blank’, ‘Kill Everybody’, ‘No Jobs (Don’t Work)’, ‘Cause Problems’, ‘Parasites Die’, ‘Popular War’ and ‘Blow Up The Embassy’. For all further info check out www.facebook.com/causeproblems
Chile’s Death Metallers COFFIN CURSE have started recording their debut EP "Gathered Unto Death" last week. It will be released during July / August 2013. A demo version of the track "Out Of The Grave" can be checked out at this location.
Germany’s old school Death Metallers REVEL IN FLESH have just released a video in support of their upcoming second full length "Manifested Darkness" at this location. The album will be released on April 12, 2013 (CD, digital download) / April 26, 2013 (LP) via F.D.A. Records.
Nuclear Winter Records have just released a new demo by Greek Death Metallers NECROVOROUS, entitled "Promo 2013" (professionally printed tapes and covers, limited to 300 copies). Both featured songs can be check out at this location.
Nuclear Winter Records also re-pressed the ROTTING CHRIST demos "Satanas Tedeum" (1989) and "Ade’s Winds" (1992), as well as a tape version of the "Passage To Arcturo" MLP. All tapes are professionally manufactured and have been pressed on smokey transparent tapes, limited to 50 copies each. More info and ordering details at www.nuclearwinterrecords.com
DEAD CONGREGATION have an official bandcamp page now where you can check out sound samples from their releases "Graves Of The Archangels", "Purifying Consecrated Ground" and the split EP with HATESPAWN. You can also order band merchandise, like mp3s, CDs, LPs, shirts, flags and patches through the site. http://deadcongregation.bandcamp.com
Mexico’s Death Metallers ZOMBIEFICATION will release their second full-length album "At The Caves Of Eternal" on April 08, 2013 (Europe) and May 14, 2013 (North America) respectively through Pulverised Records. The album features the following tracks: ‘At The Caves Of Eternal’, ‘Disembodied Souls’, ‘Soul Collector’, ‘In The Mist’, ‘Passage Of Darkness’, ‘In The Gallery Of Laments’, ‘The Crypt’, ‘In The Shadowed Garden’ and ‘Slaves Whisper Your Name’. "At The Caves Of Eternal" was recorded at Revolution Studios with engineer Jesús Bravo and mixed and mastered by Tore Stjerna at Necromorbus Studio in Sweden (WATAIN, DEMONICAL, DESULTORY, etc). A one-minute teaser preview of "At The Caves Of Eternal" has been posted online at this location. The track ‘Slaves Whisper Your Name’ is already available for streaming at the Pulverised Records Bandcamp page and also at the Pulverised Records SoundCloud page. More at www.zombiefication.com, www.facebook.com/zombiefication666
All five songs (‘Entitled Ascension’, ‘Demise Of Reason’, ‘The Blessed Sleep’, ‘Despair Personified’ and ‘Abyssal Banishment’) off "The Blessed Sleep", by Milwaukee’s Prog / Tech Death Metallers ARA, are currently streaming at www.arawi.bandcamp.com. Live video footage of ARA can be found at this location. More information at www.facebook.com/ara.music.wi
Swedish Death Metallers SKINEATER, who just released their debut "Dermal Harvest" last month on Pulversied Records, have posted a video for the song ‘Dismantled’ at this location. Fore more information got to www.skineater.se or www.facebook.com/skineater666
Trollzorn have signed Ireland’s blackened Folk Metallers CELTACHOR. The band’s next CD is planned for the end of 2013. More info at www.trollzorn.de
PAGANIZER just finished the recordings of their ninth studio album. The album is entitled "World Lobotomy" and will include the following tracks: ‘Prelude To The Lobotomy’, ‘World Lobotomy’, ‘The Sky On Fire’, ‘Mass Of Parasites’, ‘As Blood Grows Cold’, ‘Ödeläggaren’, ‘You Call It Deviance’, ‘As The Maggots Gather’, ‘Trail Of Human Decay’, ‘The Drowners’, ‘The Last Chapter’ and ‘Hunt Eat Repeat’. The artwork was created by Juanjo Castellano (REVEL IN FLESH, BLASPHERIAN, RIBSPREADER, SATHANAS). For all further PAGANIZER information and updates check out www.facebook.com/pages/paganizer/201782296500909
Swedish Death Metallers FACEBREAKER have started the recordings of their new album "Dedicated To The Flesh" which is scheduled for a May / June 2013 release. Here’s the tracklist: ‘Meat Freak’, ‘Dedicated To The Flesh’, ‘Catacomb’, ‘Zombie Flesh Cult’, ‘Mutilator’, ‘Nuclear Outbreak’, ‘Hellmaster’, ‘Carving For Brains’, ‘Swarm Of Zombies’, ‘Legions Of Doom’, ‘World Cremation’ and ‘Tomb Of The Hungry Dead’. www.facebook.com/pages/facebreaker/113329752016270
Dutch old school Death Metallers FUNERAL WHORE have announced a couple of live dates for 2013. The band’s next gig is on March 16, 2013 at the Doomsday Celebration Festival in Leiden, NL. They are also confirmed for the "Stonehenge Festival" on July 27, 2013 in Steenwijk OV, NL sharing the stage with ASPHYX, D.R.I, LOCK UP, BRUTAL TRUTH, ENTHRONED and more. The band is still searching for gigs. You can contact them for details at email@example.com or through www.facebook.com/fw.oldschooldeathmetal
Slovenian based underground label METAL TANK RECORDS will give away 10 copies of one of their brand new releases. If you would like to participate in the competition and would like to win a FREE copy of PANIKK’s "Unbearable Conditions" then you just need to do the following: send an email to Metal Tank Records at firstname.lastname@example.org with “Metal Tank Records Giveaway” as subject. The 10 winners will be chosen randomly on March 25. The new PANIKK single "Dismay", from the forthcoming album, can be checked out online on YouTube. For more information please get in touch with the label at www.metaltankrecords.com
ZOMBIEFICATION will be touring Europe in April / May and are still looking for gigs on April 15 and 16 in Germany before they leave south to Italy. Anyone who’s interested to book shows for them on those days should get in touch with them through www.facebook.com/zombiefication666
CHAOS ECHOES first recording "Tone Of Things To Come" is now streaming in its entirety at www.legacy.de
GRAVEHILL will start touring with DECEASED in Albuquerque, NM today on the "March Of The Cadavers 2013 Tour." GRAVEHILL vocalist Mike Abominator commented: "We look forward to killing out on the road with the mighty DECEASED. The power of these stinky cadavers compels you!" DECEASED founder and frontman King Fowley added: "It’s time to smash it to the fucking wall! DECEASED and GRAVEHILL on the march! Ugly lives!" For the last few months, GRAVEHILL has been busy writing the follow-up to 2011’s "When All Roads Lead To Hell". The forthcoming album "Death Curse" is nearing completion. About the album, Abominator states, Wards! We are GRAVEHILL! We are Death fucking Metal! Fuck you!" More info at www.facebook.com/gravehill
Grundar Production have just released the debut full length from Malaysia’s Death / Goregrinders SICKNESS, entitled "Necrosymphonies Of Necropsy". The tracklist reads like this: ‘Post Autopsy Decomposition’, ‘Cadaveric Putrefaction Necropsy’, ‘Pungent Reek of Incinerated Carnage’, ‘Congenital Carnal Abuse’, ‘Psychopathology’, ‘Urogenital Evisceration’, ‘Virulent Jugular Mass’, ‘Disgorgement of Innards’, ‘Endoparasitical Maggot Infestation’ and ‘Dismemberment : A Forensic Obscurity’. An album teaser was posted at this location. For all further info contact email@example.com or check out www.facebook.com/sicknessgoredeath
South American Black Metallers PATRIA recently released a new album teaser for "Nihil Est Monastica". It was created by Swedish producer Håkan Sjodin, who previously worked for MARDUK on their latest official video for ‘Souls For Belial’. The trailer can be checked out here. An advance track of the album, ‘Ascendant Of Darkness’, was posted at this location. More PATRIA info at www.patriablackmetal.tk or www.facebook.com/blackmetalpatria
"Black Testament", the new album by Swedish Black Metal Metallers SVARTSYN, will be released via Agonia Records on May 28, 2013 in Europe and June 11, 2013 in North America. It was recorded at Mortsella Studio, Sweden and features the following tracks: ‘Revelation In The Waters’, ‘Venom Of The Underworld’, ‘Demoness With Seven Names’, ‘Carving A Temple’, ‘Eyes Of The Earth’, ‘Rising Beast’ and ‘Black Testament’. A short series of video clips documenting the recording process can be viewed at the following links: drums, guitar and bass, vocals. More SVARTSYN at http://www.facebook.com/pages/svartsyn/109447862408080
Italy’s tech Death Metallers THE MODERN AGE SLAVERY have released a lyric video for the song ‘The Silent Death Of Cain’ off their forthcoming album "Requiem For Us All" at this location. The song features FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE vocalist Tommaso Riccardi. "Requiem For Us All" will be released on March 19, 2013 through Pavement Entertainment. More info at www.themodernageslavery.com
Vocalist Daniel Desekrator has returned to the BLASPHERIAN line-up. He was originally with the band from 2004 until 2008 and can be heard on the "Allegiance To The Will Of Damnation" EP as well as on the "Black Death" split with ADUMUS and the "Behold: The Endless Glory Of Baphomet" split with EVIL INCARNATE. BLASPHERIAN is currently preparing to release a series of 7" and 12" split releases with the likes of IMPRECATION, GODLESS, CRUCIFER and IN LEAGUE WITH SATAN in the coming months. On August 29, 2013, BLASPHERIAN will play their first European show at the Kill-Town Death Fest in Copenhagen, Denmark (www.killtowndeathfest.dk). More European dates will be announced soon. For more info and updates check out www.facebook.com/blaspherian.
The new IMMOLATION album "Kingdom Of Conspiracy" will be released on May 14, 2013 via Nuclear Blast. It was recorded at Sound Studios in Millbrook, NY with longtime producer Paul Orofino, and mixed and mastered once again by Zack Ohren (ALL SHALL PERISH, DECREPIT BIRTH, SUFFOCATION). The cover art was created by Pär Olofsson (IMMORTAL, THE FACELESS, ABYSMAL DAWN). “The figures in the artwork have all been bound and chained and have their eyes and mouths sewn shut symbolically, showing the chilling of speech and the intentional blinding of the masses”, explains guitarist Robert Vigna. “They all make up the huge ominous structure behind them, which is symbolic of the growing security state as well as our failing structures today, and how they are slowly and methodically consuming and controlling us all. It has a very Orwellian feel to it, which is what we were going for since the album is very dark in a slightly different way.” In regards to the album’s lyrical content he continues: "The album deals with the world today and the slow unraveling and breakdown of our societies and the systems and structures behind them. It speaks of the human side to all this and how we have all lost our way and have fed into these very systems that are slowly coming apart. This is the common thread running throughout the album and the cover paints a very dark picture of the future, where these systems have completely absorbed our world, and our freedoms and we have become a part of the very fabric of these structures that we have created. Each song is a symptom of this mass sickness that has brought the world to the point it is at now, and we paint a very bleak picture of this slow and gradual breakdown and the human failures that sped this process along. This is the Kingdom of Conspiracy." You can check out photos of the band in the studio at this location. All further info and updates at www.facebook.com/immolation
"Living Flesh", the live DVD by NADER SADEK, is now playing, for a limited time only, at this location. It was recorded at Santos Party House in Manhattan during the band’s first live performance and is available as a signed CD / DVD, CD / Blu-ray (limited to 20 copies), LP / Blu-ray combo, limited edition LP (500 copies), LP with digital video download and as a digital download. Visit www.nadersadek.com/shop to order.
French Death Metallers SAVAGE ANNIHILATION have just released a video for the track ‘Les Catacombes De L’abomination (Pt.1)’ at this location. The song is taken from their debut full-length "Cannibalisme, Hérésie Et Autres Sauvageries" which was released through Kaotoxin Records on October 01, 2012. The entire album is currently streaming at listen.kaotoxin.com. In April SAVAGE ANNIHILATION will play a mini tour together with France’s DISGRASEED. For more information check out www.facebook.com/savageannihilation.
‘Moribund’, a track from the new LIFELESS album "Godconstruct", is now streaming at soundcloud.com/fda-records/lifeless-moribund. The album is available as a CD, on vinyl and as digital formats. The vinyl version will come in two different editions: the Die Hard Edition (limited to 100 copies on blue vinyl, with poster, inlay, sticker and an embroidered patch) and the Obscure Edition (black vinyl with inlay). www.facebook.com/lifelessofficial
German old school Death Metallers SLAUGHTERDAY have just released their four-track demo "Cosmic Horror" in a limited edition of 166 hand-numbered cassette copies through www.fda-records.com and as a digital download at www.slaughterday666.bandcamp.com. You can check out the track ‘Cult Of The Dreaming Dead’ at this location. More information at www.facebook.com/slaughterdayofficial
Finnish Black Metallers MORMANT DE SNAGOV have been signed by Pest Records. The band will release their upcoming second full-length "Derisive Philosophy" this Summer. More info at www.mormantdesnagov.com or www.facebook.com/mormantdesnagov
UK’s Thrash / Crust / Metallers HELLBASTARD have just released five new tracks on a "Sons Of Bitches" titled EP. It features the following tracks: ‘Wolfsong’ (intro), ‘Arcadia’, ‘Sons Of Bitches’, ‘System Whore’, ‘We Had Evidence’ (re-recorded version, originally on the band’s 1988 "Heading For Internal Darkness" full-length) and ‘Throw The Petrol Bomb’. The CD version is out now on Selfmadegod Records, while the vinyl version was already released late 2012 via Patac Records. The first 500 copies come with a special slipcase. You can check out a video clip for the song ‘Arcadia’ at this location. More info at www.hellbastard.co.uk or www.facebook.com/hellbastardofficial
On March 11, 2013 Chaos Records will re-release CENOTAPH‘s 1992 debut album "The Gloomy Reflections Of Our Hidden Sorrows" on CD with four bonus tracks. For this edition, the original art was used with permission of artist Ryszard Wojtynski, a new and improved layout done, and the sound has been re-mastered. Here’s the complete tracklist: ‘Requiem For A Soul Request’, ‘Ashes In The Rain’, ‘…A Red Sky’, ‘Evoked Doom’, ‘Tenebrous Apparitions’, ‘The Spiritless One’, ‘Infinite Meditation Of An Uncertain Existence’, ‘In The Cosmic Solitude’ and ‘Repulsive Odor Of Decomposition’. Bonus Tracks: ‘Repulsive Odor Of Decomposition’ and ‘Larvs Of Subconcious’ (taken from the "Tenebrous Apparitions" 7" EP), ‘Dissection’ and ‘Tenebrous Apparitions’ (taken from "The Eternal Disgrace" 7" EP). You can listen to the track ‘Ashes In The Rain’ at this location. For pre-orders go to http://store.chaos-records.com
Swedish Black Metallers PEST have been signed by Agonia Records. The band’s fourth full-length "The Crowning Horror" is scheduled for a June 2013 release. A vinyl 7" EP featuring the two new tracks ‘Black Oath’ and ‘Morbid Revelations’ will already be released this April.. The band commented: "After years of silence a new wave of black death will finally strike the world. The plague is upon us. Bring the darkness!" All further info at www.pest.se
Mexico’s Death Metallers INFINITUM OBSCURE have just released a new MCD entitled "The Luminous Black" via Deathgasm Records. It features one new track, a re-recorded version of ‘Path To Apocalypse’ (from the band’s 2006 debut "Internal Dark Force") and a cover of BATHORY’s ‘Through Blood By Thunder’. This will be limited to a one time only pressing. INFINITUM OBSCURE will be touring the US in April 2013 as direct support for Swedish Death Metallers SORCERY. Tour dates will become available soon via Hate War Productions. A recording date for the new album is still not set, but it will be recorded and produced once again by Bill Metoyer at Skull Seven Studios in Los Angeles, California and will be mastered by Tore Stjerna at Necromorbus Studio in Sweden. It will also feature artwork of Ketolahelvete once again. The full length will be released during 2013 in the US via Deathgasm Records (CD format – digipak and jewelcase) and in Europe via Blood Harvest Records on 12" vinyl format. More at www.infinitumobscure.com or www.facebook.com/infinitumobscure