» News Archive July 2013
MASTER‘s 12th full-length album "The Witchhunt" will be released on September 27, 2013 via F.D.A. Records on CD and LP. The artwork was created by ArtWars Mediadesign and the tracklist reads like this: ‘The Witchhunt’, ‘Plans Of Hate’, ‘Another Suicide’, ‘Waiting To Die’, ‘The Parable’, ‘God Of Thunder’, ‘Remove The Clowns’, ‘Raise Your Sword’, ‘Wipe Out The Aggressor’, ‘Manipulated To Exterminate’ and ‘The American Dream’. All further details and pre-orders at www.fda-records.com
In December Sweden’s MIASMAL will enter Studio Fredman in Gothenburg, Sweden to record their 2nd full-length. It will be out in Spring 2014 via Century Media. More at www.facebook.com/miasmal
The cover artwork for the new BROKEN HOPE full length "Omen Of Disease" was created by Wes Benscoter (SLAYER, HYPOCRISY, AUTOPSY, KREATOR, etc). The album was recorded in two studios: the drums at Belle City Sound in Racine, WI with engineer Chris Wisco (LAZARUS A.D., JUNGLE ROT, ORIGIN, GORGASM) and the rest of the album was completed at Mercenary Digital Studios in Zion, IL with engineer Scott Creekmore (BROKEN HOPE, DIRGE WITHIN, LIVIDITY). "Omen Of Disease" will be released on September 30, 2013 via Century Media Records. For more information check out www.brokenhope.com or www.facebook.com/brokenhopeofficial
Italy’s old school Death Metallers HORRID signed a deal with Dunkelheit Produktionen for the release of the band’s third full length "Sacrilegious Fornication". The album features eight songs plus a cover of HELLHAMMER’s ‘Massacra’ and was recorded with Tomas Skogsberg at Sunlight Studio, loyal to the 80s analog sound. Johan Jansson (INTERMENT) contributed some guest vocals and the cover artwork was created by Christophe Thorncross Moyen. "Sacrilegious Fornication" will be released in late 2013. More at www.facebook.com/pages/horrid/106220033688
GORGUTS are currently streaming the title track off their forthcoming new album "Colored Sands" at this location. The album will be released on August 30, 2013 (September 03, 2013 in North America) and the tracklist reads like this: ‘Le Toit Du Monde’, ‘An Ocean Of Wisdom’, ‘Forgotten Arrows’, ‘Colored Sands’, ‘The Battle Of Chamdo’, ‘Enemies Of Compassion’, ‘Ember’s Voice’, ‘Absconders’ and ‘Reduced To Silence’. More information at www.facebook.com/gorgutsofficial
Nottingham, UK based Thrashers MERCILESS TERROR will release their debut full-length "Vile Extinction" on October 07, 2013 via Devil’s Clause Records. The album was recorded at Stuck On A Name Studios with co-producer Ian Boult and mixed and mastered by Neil Williams at Abysmal Audio. The artwork was created by Jon Zig and the band’s logo was revamped by local artist Gary Ronaldson of Bite Radius Designs. MERCILESS TERROR also went through a couple of line-up changes recently. Earlier this year, Michael Brush (ex – HELLBASTARD) joined the band on drums and original guitarist David Siddons was replaced by Luke Tasker. All further information can be found at www.mercilessterror.com or www.facebook.com/mercilessterror
Canadian Black Metal duo WILT will be playing at this year’s edition of Noctis Metalfest in Calgary, Alberta, Canada on September 19 – 21, 2013. Other bands on the bill will include CARCASS, EXCITER, POSSESSED, SACRIFICE, CANDLEMASS and many more. WILT is scheduled to play on Thursday, September 19, 2013. For more information visit www.noctisvalkyries.com. In related news, Nick Keller (BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, BEAST WARS and HERESIARCH) will be designing the cover art for WILT’s forthcoming new release "Moving Monoliths". It is the follow-up to the band’s self-titled debut, which was released in October last year as a digital download, and is now being offered as a limited edition (300 copies only), 180g white vinyl 12", available through wiltmanitoba.bandcamp.com. More WILT information at www.facebook.com/wiltmb
Mumbai, India based Death Metal outfit REPTILIAN DEATH has signed with Old School Metal Records for the release of the band’s second full-length "The Dawn Of Consummation And Emergence". The album will be out on October 10, 2013. Video footage of REPTILIAN DEATH performing at "Domination: The Deathfest 2013" has been posted at this location. For more info check out www.facebook.com/reptiliandeath
Iron Bonehead Productions have released a limited edition (666 copies) UNAUSSPRECHLICHEN KULTEN / GODLESS split 7" EP that features an exclusive song from each band. It comes with a 300g foldout cardboard jacket and a 4 page insert, printed on 150g art paper. More info and ordering details at www.ironbonehead.de
Here’s an official statement from Swedish Death Metallers DEMONICAL: "It is with great enthusiasm we can now reveal that guitarist Johan Haglund (SPASMODIC) and drummer Ämir Batar (TORMENTION) have officially joined DEMONICAL as full-time members making the line-up solid, determinate and ready to unleash death and decay over several continents during 2013 and 2014. Choose your side!" The two new members have issued the the following comments: "It will be a true pleasure to team up with the guys in DEMONICAL and spread their Swedish Death Metal Darkness." – Johan Haglund. "I’m very excited to be the new drummer in DEMONICAL and it will be an honor to bash some Swedish old school Death Metal drums." – Ämir Batar. More DEMONICAL information at www.demonical.net
MASADA, consisting of current / former members of IMMOLATION, GOREAPHOBIA, CRUCIFIER and RELLIK, have just released their debut MCD "Hideous Rot" on Deathgasm Records (www.deathgasm.net). It features 5 tracks, including a bizarre contribution from Clive Jones of the legendary 70s Occult Rock band BLACK WIDOW. "Hideous Rot" was also released on cassette through Serpent Eve Records (firstname.lastname@example.org) and will soon be available on MLP via Blood Harvest Records. More band information at www.facebook.com/masadadasam
On August 08, 2013 Xtreem Music will release a new ROTTREVORE 3-song EP entitled "Hung By The Eyesockets" (originally entitled "Blind Sided Attack"). It was recorded and produced by Erik Rutan at Mana Recording Studio in Florida and the coverart was created by Juanjo Castellano. The EP will be released on CD, with a very special vinyl edition to follow a couple of months later. An advance track can already be heard here. ROTTREVORE’s very first and only European appearance will take place at this year’s edition of the KillTown Deathfest in Denmark on August 30, 2013.
Germany’s CELEBRATE HATE have just released a new demo, entitled "Nordhessisch Noise Terror". The follow-up to 2009’s "From The Deaf, For The Deaf" is available for free at this location. CELEBRATE HATE play fast, yet groovy Death Metal with big Grindcore and Thrash Metal influences. For more information check out https://de-de.facebook.com/pages/celebrate-hate/216742128361426
PANTHEON OF BLOOD‘s "Tetrasomia" EP was released as a mini CD by Eldritch Lunar Miasma yesterday. A limited cassette tape version will also be out on August 05, 2013. The tracklist reads like this: ‘Thunder Alchemy’, ‘Monta Maailmaa Nähnyt’, ‘Stigma Ja Kolmikärki’ and ‘I.N.R.I. (Igne Natura Renovatur Integra)’. Stream selections can be found at pantheonofblood.bandcamp.com/album/tetrasomia. Eldritch Lunar Miasma is currently looking for a label to release the 12" vinyl version. Interested parties should get in touch at email@example.com.
On September 06, 2013 Nuclear Winter Records will release TEMPLE NIGHTSIDE‘s "Condemnation" CD / LP (the North American release will be handled by Dark Descent Records), ALTAR (Australia)’s "Paramnesia" CD and ENSNARED (Sweden)’s "Ensnared" MCD / MLP (with CD bonus tracks from their 2011 demo). More info at www.nuclearwinterrecords.com or www.facebook.com/nuclearwinterrecords
On July 30, 2013 Hellthrasher Productions will re-release "Doomscapes", the debut full-length from Norwegian progressive Death Metallers DISKORD, as a limited edition (1000 copies) double-CD including the previously self-released "Aural Abjection" EP. "Doomscapes" was originally released in 2007 by Edgerunner Records. Here’s the tracklist: CD1 – ‘An Architectonic Manifestation Of Death’, ‘Public Static Void’, ‘Harbinger’, ‘Absurreality’, ‘Cosmic Collapse’, ‘The Ubiquitous Transience’, ‘Inane Existence’, ‘Pervasive Discreteness’, ‘Overstrain’, ‘Heritage’, ‘Reptilian Ancestry’ and ‘Instauration’. CD2 – ‘Havoc Intermezzo’, ‘Instauration’, ‘Cosmic Collapse’, ‘Existential Absurdity’, ‘Public Static Void’, ‘Cease Of Existence’, ‘Neurotic’, ‘Complicity’ and ‘Dysthymic Lifetime’. All further information at www.diskord.net or www.facebook.com/pages/diskord/6342268411
On October 21, 2013 NECROWRETCH will release a compilation of the band’s sold out demos and EPs entitled "Bestial Rites 2009 – 2012" through Century Media Records. It includes all tracks of the "Putrefactive Infestation" MLP, the "Now You’re In Hell" 7", the "Necrollections" demo and the "Rising From Purulence" demo as well as a previously unreleased cover of the MERCILESS classic ‘Pure Hate’. NECROWRETCH’s video for the song ‘Putrid Death Sorcery’ can be watched at this location For all further NECROWRETCH information check out www.necrowretch.net or www.facebook.com/necrowretch
Mexico’s Death Metal squad DENIAL have inked a deal with Pulverised Records. The band is currently recording two new tracks for a 7" EP release. After that the band will fully focus on writing brand new material for the upcoming second full-length album. Here’s an official statement from DENIAL: "We are proud to have always worked with professional labels and real supporters of this rites of the obscure. With Pulverised Records, we now step into a cavernous deep, bestowing us with more flesh and blood to perform ghastly and unaltered invocations to those who have been lost for centuries…" www.facebook.com/darkened.denial
Sweden’s DEMONICAL have just published the tracklist of their upcoming fourth full-length album “Darkness Unbound”. It reads like this: ‘Darkness Unbound’, ‘The Order’, ‘An Endless Celebration’, ‘Contempt And Conquest’, ‘King Of All’, ‘The Healing Control’, ‘Hellfire Empire’, ‘Words Are Death’, ‘Death Crown’, ‘The Great Praise’, ‘World Beyond’ (KREATOR cover – bonus track on the limited digi-CD and LP) and ‘Burned Alive’ (re-recording – bonus track on the limited digi CD). The album was recorded at Necromorbus Studios in Stockholm and will be released on September 20, 2013, as a limited slip case digi CD, standard jewelcase CD and limited gatefold LP. More DEMONICAL at www.demonical.net or www.facebook.com/demonicalofficial
German Progressive Death Metallers NAILED TO OBSCURITY have completed work on their second album "Opaque", which will be released next fall via Apostasy Records. It was produced together with Lasse Lammert at LSD-Studio in Lübeck, Germany and the artwork comes courtesy of Ben Borucki (Irrleuchten). Here’s the tracklist: ‘iNnerME’, ‘Torn To Shreds’, ‘Mythomania’, ‘Murder Of Crows’, ‘In Vain’, ‘On The Verge Of Collapse’, ‘Sealed’, ‘Drift’ and ‘Opaque’. More info at www.facebook.com/nailedtoobscurity
EXUMER have parted ways with guitarist H.K., who played his last show at the Bang Your Festival in Germany on July 13, 2013. Vocalist Mem V. Stein comments: "We were sad to let H.K. go after touring with him for the past three years and recording our comeback album in 2011. However, the thrashing must go on and we already have found a session guitarist who will accompany us to South and North America for our upcoming tour dates there. We will try our best to fulfill all our touring obligations and find a permanent 2nd guitarist as soon as possible to ensure a band chemistry that will take EXUMER to the next level."
Mexico’s technical Death Metallers SEROCS will release their new full length "The Next" on October 01, 2013 through Comatose Music. The album was recorded in eight cities across the globe and guest appearances include Antti Boman (DEMILICH), Chris Lollis (LECHEROUS NOCTURNE) and more. The album track ‘Alienus Gignesthai’ is currently streaming at www.comatosemusic.com and the full tracklist reads like this: ‘The Next’, ‘The Variable’, ‘Urban Terror’, ‘Weakness Fed The Fear’, ‘The Hellgramite Method’, ‘The Shining One’, ‘ChernoVile’ and ‘Alienus Gignesthai’. For more information on SEROCS check out www.facebook.com/serocsband
F.D.A. Records have signed Chile’s THORNAFIRE. The band has issued a video statement discussing their new deal and the addition of drummer Nikko Pagani to the line-up. You can check it out at this location. More information at www.thornafire.cl or www.facebook.com/thornafire
On September 11, 2013 Primitive Reaction Records will release SCYTHE‘s second album "Subterranean Steel". The tracklist reads like this: ‘Leather Aggressor’, ‘Monarch’, ‘Subterranean Steel’, ‘October Dies’, ‘The Grunting Dead’, ‘The Bray Beast’, ‘Beyond The Northwoods’, ‘Nights Of Terror’ and ‘Thunder Hammer’. Following the release of the album SCYTHE will be playing shows across North America, including direct support for Japan’s SABBAT, as well as tour plans for South America in 2014. More SCYTHE info at www.scythe.us or www.facebook.com/scythe.chicago
A demo version of the track ‘Hellbringer’, taken off "Colossal Hole", the upcoming vinyl 10" release from COFFINS, is currently streaming at this location. The record will be released on August 20, 2013 via Horror Pain Gore Death Productions. It is limited to 500 hand-numbered copies on black night vinyl and comes with a set of two barf bags and a pair of numbered event style tickets. More at www.horrorpaingoredeath.com
The reissue of "Victims Beyond All Help" from Winnipeg, Manitoba Thrashers BESIEGED is now available via Unspeakable Axe Records. You can preview and download "Victims Beyond All Help" at this location. For more information about BESIEGED check out www.facebook.com/besiegedthrash
Two tracks from the CARDIAC ARREST / MUTANT SUPREMACY split 7" are currently streaming at this location. It will be released by Horror Pain Gore Death Productions as a limited edition on July 23, 2013. For more info and ordering details check out the label’s website at www.horrorpaingoredeath.com
Italy’s Post Black Avantgarde Metal band NAHABAT is entering the studio to record their debut full-length "Amor.Gnosis.Quantum", the follow up to 2012’s EP "Essence". The band’s line-up, fronted by female vocalist Satya Lux Aeterna, was recently renewed with the addition of Mike Crinella (ASHES OF CHAOS) on guitars, Adress (DEADLY CARNAGE) on bass and Marco Ceccarelli (DEADLY CARNAGE, NOSTALGIE, DOTDOTDOT, DARK PARANOIA) on drums. The album’s release is roughly scheduled for the end of 2013 and the tracklist reads like this: ‘Gnosis’, ‘Amor Fati’, ‘Sol Luna Maithuna’, ‘Ex Astris’, ‘Tempel’, ‘Quantum Threshold’, ‘Shemittoth’ and ‘Outro’. All further information at www.facebook.com/nahabat
London based Black / Thrashers CRAVEN IDOL are set to release their debut full-length "Towards Eschaton" on digital, CD and vinyl formats this fall through Dark Descent Records. The album track ‘To Summon Mayrion’ is currently streaming at this location. Here’s the full tracklist: ‘To Summon Mayrion’, ‘Sworn Upon The Styx’, ‘Golgotha Wounds’, ‘Craven Atonement’, ‘Codex Of Seven Dooms’, ‘Aura Of Undeath’, ‘Left To Die’ and ‘Orgies’. More info at www.facebook.com/pages/craven-idol/158945044134965
"Turbulence From The Deep", the fourth full-length album from Malaysia Death Metallers HUMILIATION has just been released through Deepsend Records. More info at www.humiliation.my
Deepsend Records have launched a new Bandcamp site at this location. You can currently stream, download and order albums from CORPUS MORTALE, ETERNAL REST, EMBRYONIC DEVOURMENT and DAWN OF DEMISE. Previews of upcoming releases from HYBRID and HUMILIATION have been posted as well.
Germany’s BEYOND are currently streaming their debut album "Fatal Power Of Death" in its entirety at this location. The album has been released on CD by NecroShrine Records, the vinyl edition will be out through Iron Bonehead Productions on July 15, 2013. The full tracklist for "Fatal Power Of Death" reads like this: ‘Expressions’, ‘Merciless At Heart’, ‘Whirlwinds’, ‘Fatal Power Of Death’, ‘Schizopsychotic Eruption’, ‘Definite Decease (In The Chamber Of Deathsalvation)’, ‘Appearance From Beyond’ and ‘Consuming Black Void’.
The Path Less Traveled Records has just released the CD version of "Tomb Of Feathers", the debut album of Oakland’s ABSTRACTER. It was already released on September 18, 2012 by The Path Less Traveled Records in digital format and on a limited edition cassette tape by the band itself in the fall of 2012. "Tomb Of Feathers" was entirely self-produced and self-funded by the band and recorded live in three days by sound engineer Josh Garcia. Greg Wilkinson did the mix at Hear Hammer Studios and the matering was done by James Plotkin. All further info at www.abstracterband.com, www.facebook.com/abstracter
Wisconsin based blackened Death Metallers EMBLAZONED (featuring ex – JUNGLE ROT, MICAWBER, DECRESCENT and current DECREPIT BIRTH members) have inked a deal with Deepsend Records for a September 03, 2013 release of the band’s debut EP "The Living Magisterium". The EP was produced by Chris Wisco at Belle City Sound in Racine, WI and the cover art was created by Raf the Might (Too Many Skulls). The track ‘Bound By Eternal Penance’ has been posted at this location. Currently the band is booking shows around the mid-west and recently has shared the stage with VITAL REMAINS, JUNGLE ROT and SATHANAS. More info at www.facebook.com/emblazoned666
"Ecstasy Of God", the new full-length album from German Death Metallers SPHERON, is out now on Apostasy Records and can be streamed in its entirety at this location. The album was produced together with Christoph Brandes at the Iguana Studios (e.g. NECROPHAGIST, DEADBORN, IMPERIUM DEKADENZ, etc.) and the cover artwork was painted by Eliran Kantor who has already worked with bands like TESTAMENT, HATEBREED, SODOM and ATHEIST. More on SPHERON at www.facebook.com/spheronmusic
Spain’s Dark Blasphemies Records have launched their own bandcamp site at the following address: http://darkblasphemiesrecords1.bandcamp.com. You can check out soundfiles and additional info on releases by MORBIDER, EMBALMED, CRUCIFIX, INTERMENT, UNCONSECRATED and DEATHRUNE.
Natura Morta Edizioni will re-release MORTIFIER‘s MCD "Eternal Darkness My Bride" in a limited edition of 500 copies. The re-release will feature additional unreleased bonus tracks that have been recorded between 1998 and 1999. For all further information check out www.omegamusic.org/NaturaMortaEdizioni.html
The new album of AVULSED "Ritual Zombi" is finished and will be released on September 01, 2013 through 8 different labels around the world in 4 different formats: Xtreem Music (Europe, CD), Seraved Records (North America, CD), Coyote Records (Russia / CIS, CD), American Line Productions (Central America, CD), Obliteration Records (Japan / Oceania, CD), Disembodied Records (South America, CD), Xtreem Music (world, vinyl 12"LP), Narrowwards Records (Asia, cassette), Metalhit and Avulsed (world, digital). Here’s the tracklist: ‘Dawn Of Apocalypse’ (Intro), ‘Dead Flesh Awakened’, ‘Z-Hunter’, ‘…Was Not My Blood’, ‘Horrified By Repulsion’, ‘Zompiro’, ‘Elegy For The Rotting’ (Interlude), ‘Unborn Of The Undead’, ‘Brainsuck’, ‘Zombie Ritual’ (DEATH cover), ‘Cannivegan Corpse’, ‘Cult Of The Living Dead’ and ‘Devoured And Forgotten’ (Outro). A new song will be revealed in the coming days via the band’s official Facebook site. A special pre-listening party will take place on July 19, 2013 at the Tyrant Metal pub in Madrid at 8:30pm. All band members will be there to share some beers with anyone who’s interested to show up. The band is currently also preparing very special packs for both CD and gatefold 12" LP editions, that will contain an exclusive shirt, a signed photocard, patch, sticker, badge, guitar pick, exclusive card, poster, etc. These packages will be limted to 100 copies and be available for preorder in early August exclusively through the Xtreem Music online shop.
Slovenia based Death Metallers ARMAROTH have just self-released their debut EP "False Vision". The tracklisting reads like this: ‘False Vision’, ‘Modern Man’, ‘High’, ‘Labyrinth Of Greed’ and ‘Cell That We Bleed In’. More information at http://armaroth.bandcamp.com/album/false-vision or www.facebook.com/armaroth.band
Bay Area Thrashers POTENTIAL THREAT SF will release the follow up to their "A New Threat Level" full length from 2009 via Old School Metal Records. The new album is entitled "Civilization Under Threat", it was engineered and mastered by Juan Urteaga (MACHINE HEAD, TESTAMENT, HEATHEN) at Trident Studios and currently streaming in its entirety at this location. More information at www.facebook.com/potentialthreatsfofficial.
Chaos Records will release a vinyl edition of MALFEITOR‘s debut album "Dum Morior Orior". A limited edition of 100 copies will also be available on transparent royal blue vinyl with white haze. The album, that was previously released on CD through Hellthrasher Productions, features the following tracks: ‘Conversation In Minor’, ‘Beyond The Horrorizon’, ‘When Last Breath Fades’, ‘Exile From Sanity’, ‘To Hell, Farrewell’, ‘Death, The Dead And Me’, ‘Rolling With Corpses’, ‘And The Sky Turned To Arge’, ‘Psychosis’, ‘Scened From A Slaughterhouse’ and ‘Sojurn Hell’. "Dum Morior Orior" was mixed and mastered by Benny Moberg (BLOOD MORTIZED, ORDO INFERUS) at Suffiently Studios in Sweden and the cover artwork was created by Daniel Devilish (ENTRAILS, SORCERY, BLOOD MORTIZED). For all additional information check out www.facebook.com/malfeitor666
Swedish old school Death Metallers DESOLATOR are currently streaming their entire 12-track debut full-length "Unearthly Monument" at this location. The CD version of the album was released on June 30, 2013 by Hellthrasher Productions, the vinyl edition is currently being negotiated. "Unearthly Monument" features cover artwork and layout courtesy of Rafal Kruszyk and Bartek Kurzok and the tracklist reads like this: ‘Thy Flesh Consumed’, ‘Desolated’, ‘Gravefeast’, ‘Mass Human Pyre’, ‘Infernal Gathering’, ‘Feeding Frenzy’, ‘The Triumph Of Death’, ‘Bludgeoned, Beaten And Berated’, ‘Second Killing Of Christ’, ‘Impaled’, ‘Age Of Annihilation’ and ‘Antimortem Autopsy’.
Infernö Records have signed Speed Metallers DEMONA for the release of their new full length "Speaking With The Devil". The album will include 8 songs (+ intro / outro) and is supposed to be out before the end of the year on CD, digi CD, cassette and vinyl. A die hard version of the cassette will be released on Destruktion Records. The following two songs are already streaming on youtube: ‘Traitors‘ and ‘Dirty Speed Metal‘. DEMONA originally started in 2007 as a one-woman project in Chile with singer / guitarist Tanza. In June 2011 Tanza moved to Québec, Canada where she finally completed the line-up with Gabrihell (guitars), Jeff (bass) and Antoine (drums). The band’s debut album was released by Dying Victims Productions (CD) and Heavy Forces (Vinyl) in March 2012. For more info on the band check out www.demonametal.com