» News Archive August 2013
On August 28, 2013 Polish Death Metal veterans VADER performed their 30th anniversary show in Olsztyn, the city where VADER was originally formed back in 1983. The setlist consisted of the whole "Ultimate Incantation" album plus songs from the first demos and even before that, when they were still singing in Polish. An approximately 36 minutes video of the show can be checked out at this location. More VADER at www.facebook.com/vader
On September 24, 2013 Agonia Records will release a special 25th anniversary recording from ROOT, entitled "Viginti Quinque Annis In Scaena". It consists of exclusive live material, recorded between 2007 and 2012. While the audio disc (and LP version) features a full show (recorded on November 19, 2011 at Melodka Music Club in Brno, Czech Republic), the additional DVD includes road documentaries full of backstage, bonus and exclusive material as well as live songs filmed at Hammer Open Air (Lieto, Finland 2012), Noctis Fest (Calgary, Canada 2010), Brutal Assault Festival (Josefov, Czech Republic 2007 and 2012), the No Mercy European Tour 2007 and a bunch of other shows. "Viginti Quinque Annis In Scaena" was mixed and mastered at CH Records Studio by Ashok, Paul Dread and Pavel Kolarík and produced by the band. It will be available as digipak CD + DVD and a double LP. A preview of the release can be viewed here. For more news on ROOT check out www.facebook.com/pages/root-official/396971113678944 or www.rootan.net.
GORGUTS are currently streaming their new album "Colored Sands" in its entirety at this location. The full 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’. "Colored Sands" is available as a digipak CD, limited edition LP and digital download. More GORGUTS at www.gorguts.com or www.facebook.com/gorgutsofficial
DEICIDE will release their eleventh album "In The Minds Of Evil" via Century Media Records this fall. It is being produced by Jason Suecoff (ALL THAT REMAINS, TRIVIUM, DEATH ANGEL, BATTLECROSS) and the complete tracklist reads like this: ‘In The Minds Of Evil’, ‘Thou Begone’, ‘Godkill’, ‘Beyond Salvation’, ‘Misery Of One’, ‘Between The Flesh And The Void’, ‘Even The Gods Can Bleed’, ‘Trample The Cross’, ‘Fallen To Silence’, ‘Kill The Light Of Christ’ and ‘End The Wrath Of God’. More information at www.facebook.com/officialdeicide
Swedish Death Metallers OVERTORTURE will be playing a couple of shows in Germany next week. The first show will be in Mannheim on September 07, 2013, together with FLESHCRAWL, REVEL IN FLESH and RAW. The band’s line-up consists of ex – members from GRAVE, COLDWORKER, DEMONICAL and INSISION and their debut album "At The End The Dead Await" was released earlier this year via Apostasy Records. Selections from the record and ordering information can be found at www.apostasyrecords.com. More band information at www.overtorture.se or www.facebook.com/overtorture
UK’s CRAVEN IDOL will release their debut full-length "Towards Eschaton" on October 15, 2013 through Dark Descent Records. The album track ‘To Summon Mayrion’ is currently streaming at this location. More at www.facebook.com/pages/craven-idol/158945044134965
DISCREATION‘s third album "The Silence Of The Gods" will be released on October 18, 2013 via Remission Records. The cover art was created by Juanjo Castellano and the tracklist reads like this: ‘Intro’, ‘Savage Soul’, ‘Bringer Of Torture And Pain’, ‘The Silence Of The Gods’, ‘Tombworld’, ‘Wartribe’, ‘Silent Hunger’, ‘Event Horizon’, ‘I Reign Supreme’, ‘Falling Backwards In Time’ and ‘Outro’. The album was recorded, mixed and mastered by Jörg Uken at Soundlodge Studio. A video teaser can be found at this location. More band information at www.facebook.com/discreation or www.discreation.de
Swedish TURBOCHARGED, featuring ex – musicians of GEHENNAH, VOMITORY and DRAGNAGL, have released a video-clip for the title of their new album "Area 666" at this location. "Area 666" will be released via Chaos Records on September 09, 2013 and features the following tracks: ‘Area 666’, ‘Swarn’, ‘Christian Corpses’, ‘Worshipper’, ‘Divinne Bacteria’, ‘Masses, Mortals And Maggots’, ‘Blood In, God Out’, ‘Godfearings Cunts’, ‘Scavengers Of The Light’, ‘Churchfire Commando’, ‘The Slut And The God’, ‘Rogue Evangelist’, ‘Vandalize The Vatican’ and ‘Christcrawler’. More on TURBOCHARGED at www.facebook.com/pages/turbocharged/76137909752
Deepsend Records will release FEROCITY‘s new full length "The Sovereign" on September 03, 2013. The album track ‘…And The Rest Is Silence" is already streaming at this location and the official music video for the title track is playing here. The album’s full tracklist reads like this: ‘…And The Rest Is Silence’, ‘Chain Of Command’, ‘Human Game’, ‘Son Of Sam’, ‘XIIth Legion’, ‘Abrupt Desolation’, ‘The Sovereign’, ‘Blind Disciple’, ‘No Rest For The Wicked’ and ‘Blood Trophy’. More FEROCITY info at www.facebook.com/ferocity666
Italy’s EXHUMER will release their second full-length "Degraded By Sepsis" on October 15, 2013 via Comatose Music. An album teaser has already been posted at this location. More info at www.facebook.com/exhumer.official
Chicago’s SCYTHE have posted a new track ‘Leather Aggressor’ at this location. The track is taken from SCYTHE’s second album "Subterranean Steel" that will be released on September 11, 2013 through R.I.P. Records in North America and Primitive Reaction in Europe and the UK. The full "Subterranean Steel" 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’. More SCYTHE information at www.scythe.us, www.facebook.com/scythe.chicago or www.reverbnation.com/scythechicago
Spanish Thrashers FUCK OFF will release their third full length "Smile As You Kill" in mid-late September through Xtreem Music. It will contain 7 new songs, a re-recording of 87’s ‘People In War’ (from their very first 7" EP) and a cover of RAINBOW’s ‘Long Live Rock & Roll’ (which was intented for a DIO tribute album with Spanish bands and supposed to come out in early 2011). Dan Swanö took care of the mastering and the cover artwork has been created by Greek artist Gerasimos Kolokas. The tracklist is as follows: ‘Azor’, ‘Doomed From The Cradle’, ‘Gardens Of Stone’, ‘Smile As You Kill’, ‘The Priest’, ‘We Are Back In Town’, ‘Impera La Corrupción’, ‘People In War (2013)’ and ‘Long Live Rock & Roll’ (RAINBOW cover). An advance track from the album has been posted here.
On September 03, 2013 Sevared Records will release "Sorrow And Skin" from Boston Death Metallers SCALPEL. An exclusive premier of the title track can be found at this location. For more selections from "Sorrow And Skin", including album tracks ‘Sentinels Of Severed Flesh’ and ‘Ripe’, live footage and more, visit www.youtube.com/scalpelofficial. More SCALPEL at www.scalpel.us or www.facebook.com/scalpelofficial
Dead Beat Media in co-operation with Slaughterhouse Records will release an old school Death Metal split 7" EP from Holland’s WARMASTER and Malaysia’s HUMILIATION. The EP features two new and exclusive tracks from each band on white opaque vinyl with red splatter. 500 copies will be pressed, with a free download card for all purchases. A die hard edition (featuring limited edition stickers for each band) and a ‘Krieg’ edition (with limited edition stickers as well as a limited edition woven patch) will also be available. The tracklist reads like this: WARMASTER side: ‘Mental Meltdown’, ‘Generation Panzerfaust’, HUMILIATION side: ‘Belligerent’, ‘Pledge Of Invasion’. A sampler video of the songs can be checked out at this location. More information on both bands at www.humiliation.my, www.warmaster.nl
Bass player Tim Scott has re-joined Swedish Death Metallers VOLTURYON. Tim grew up in Northern California, but moved to Sweden in 1999 and already played in REVENANT, HATEPLOW, MARGRAVE and METHANE. He was already a member of VOLTURYON 5-6 years ago when the band was still called CONTORTION. More information at www.reverbnation.com/elevenangrymen or www.facebook.com/volturyon
On October 01, 2013 Iron Bonehead will release a vinyl edition of ABYSSOUS‘ debut demo "…Smouldering" (originally released in 2012), remastered, with two newly recorded, previously unreleased tracks and new artwork by Misanthropic Art. Here’s the tracklist: ‘Entering The Cave’, ‘Abominations’, ‘Burial Sea’, ‘Invocation’, ‘Black Pyramid’, ‘Profaning Intrusion Of…’, ‘The Inverter’, ‘Exanimation Rite’ and ‘Abscondence’.
On the same day the label will also release the CRUCIFIER compilation "Coffins Through Time… A Mourning In Nazareth" as a double vinyl LP. It features CRUCIFIER’s four demos "Humans Are Such Easy Prey"(’91), "Crown Of Thorns" (’92), "Unparalleled Majesty" (’93) and "By Disgrace Of God" (’93), as well as the "Powerless Against" tape from ’96 and the "Trafficking With The Dead" split with NUNSLAUGHTER from ’99. The entire material was remastered by P. Engel at Temple of Disharmony and comes with a 16-page booklet, featuring extensive liner notes, old photos and flyers as well as an A2 poster and Chris Moyen cover art. More information at www.ironbonehead.de or www.facebook.com/ironboneheadproductions
Deathgasm Records have just released ABOMINANT‘s tenth studio album "Onward To Annihilation". The album track ‘Legions Of Hell’ is now streaming here. The complete tracklist reads like this: ‘We Are Coming’, ‘Conquerors Of Dust’, ‘Left To Rot’, ‘Battlescarred’, ‘Onward To Annihilation’, ‘Hold Your Ground’, ‘Beside The Dying Flame’ and ‘Legions Of Hell’. Until August 30, 2013 you can win a copy of "Onward To Annihilation", along with MASADA’s "Hideous Rot" EP and FAITHXTRACTOR’s "The Great Shadow Infiltrator" at this location. For more information on ABOMINANT check out www.facebook.com/pages/abominant/152430868173200
US Death Metallers LECHEROUS NOCTURNE have just released a video for ‘Ouroboros Chains’ at this location. The song is taken off the band’s third full-length "Behold Almighty Doctrine", which was released in March of this year on Unique Leader Records. More band information at www.lecherousnocturne.net.
The new NOCTURNAL GRAVES album "…From The Bloodline Of Cain" will be released on November 12, 2013 through Hells Headbangers on CD and vinyl. The tracklist reads like this: ‘Promethean War’, ‘Slave Annihilation’, ‘The Conqueror’s Flame’, ‘Ascension Through Lucifer’s Might’, ‘Through The Devil’s Flesh’, ‘Iron Command’, ‘The Great Adversary’ and ‘…From The Bloodline Of Cain’. The band has solidified their line-up with the following members: J. – voice / bass (IMPIOUS BAPTISM), Shrapnel – lead guitars (ex – DESTROYER666), D. – lead guitars and L.W. – drums (both from DENOUNCEMENT PYRE). For all further information on NOCTURNAL GRAVES check out www.facebook.com/nocturnalgraves
On October 07, 2013 Century Media Records will release the first ever official compilation of TREBLINKA‘s complete recordings, entitled "Shrine Of The Pentagram". It will be available as a kingsize 3 CD mediabook, a deluxe 5 LP box set (with LP sized booklet) and as digital download. TREBLINKA were founded in 1987 by Johan "Lucifer Hellslaughter" Edlund and Jörgen "Juck the Ripper" Thullberg and released two demo tapes and the "Severe Abominations" 7" EP. After the release of the EP, the band changed its name to TIAMAT. "Shrine Of The Pentagram" will feature the following material: "Crawling In Vomits" (demo), "The Sign Of The Pentagram" (demo), "Severe Abominations" (7" EP), rehearsals, 3 live shows from 1988 – 1989 and "Sumerian Cry" instrumental studio outtakes (42 tracks in total!).
Century Media have furthermore licensed the entire catalogue of French Death Metallers MASSACRA. The first release will be a demo compilation entitled "Day Of The Massacra", which includes the three demos "Legion Of Torture", "Final Holocaust" and "Nearer From Death". All tracks have been remastered at DMS by Ulf Horbelt (MORBID, ASPHYX, GRAVE, NECROPSY etc). The booklet will feature an in-depth interview with original MASSACRA guitarist Jean-Marc Tristani and the artwork will be created by Thomas Westphal (Necromaniac Zine, Germany). "Day Of The Massacra" will be released as a standard jewelcase CD (on midprice) and standard LP (with 180g vinyl and inlay) on November 04, 2013. From 2013 onwards, the long sold out albums "Final Holocaust", "Enjoy The Violence", "Signs Of The Decline", "Sick" and "Humanize Human" will step by step also be made available again (remastered, with bonus material, unreleased and exclusive songs, liner notes, reworked layouts, high quality cover artworks, rare photos). Here’s an official statement of MASSACRA’s Jean-Marc Tristani about the re-releases: "After so many years, we finally agreed to re-release our old material, our first demos and our albums including some bonus and exclusive stuff. To be honest, going revival is not our cup of tea at all but we must admit that the Century Media team has been so persistent and convinced us to release something official, of high quality, enhanced by some old stuff, original and personal…" More about MASSACRA at www.facebook.com/pages/massacra/21261202219
The new PROFANATICA album "Thy Kingdom Cum" will be released through Hells Headbangers on November 26, 2013 on CD and vinyl. A sample of the title track can be found at this location. Here’s the complete tracklist: ‘Ruptureholyhymen’, ‘Foul The Air With Blasphemy’, ‘Denounce Him’, ‘False Doctrina’, ‘Definite Atonement’, ‘Thy Kingdom Cum’, ‘Ropes Of Hatred’ and ‘Water To Blood’.
Cleveland / Ohio’s NEKROFILTH will release their debut album "Devil’s Breath" on October 31, 2013 via Hells Headbangers in CD and LP formats. The tracklist 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’. Three of the album tracks can already be checked out here. More info at www.facebook.com/nekrofilth
London based Black Metallers NOCRUL have released a trailer for their upcoming release "The Four Riders Of The Apocalypse" at this location.
F.D.A. Records will release a limited cassette version (100 copies) of "Sacrifice", the three-track EP from INCARCERATION. Each order comes with an MP3 download of the EP. The tracklist reads like this: ‘Forsaken And Forgotten’, ‘Sacrifice’ and ‘Cemetery Of Lies’. You can check out the EP’s opening track ‘Forsaken And Forgotten’ at www.fda-records.com. Next month INCARCERATION will be touring across Europe with ESCARNIUM. For more details check out www.facebook.com/incarceration
On September 15, 2013, Unholy Anarchy Records will release a Black Metal split 10" of Philadelphia’s ASHENCULT and Swedish MEPHORASH, entitled "Opus Serpens". Limited copies will be available on silver vinyl as well as on traditional black vinyl. Each copy comes with a custom patch and poster of the cover art (which was created by Italian artist Paolo Girardi). Unholy Anarchy Records will also be releasing ASHENCULT’s self-released debut album "Black Flame Gnosis" as a gatefold 12" LP in October. More information at www.facebook.com/ashencult, www.facebook.com/chaliceofthagirion or www.unholyanarchy.com
PENTAGRAM CHILE have released another new song from their upcoming album "The Malefice", exclusively at this location. ‘Sacrophobia’ features guest vocals by AT THE GATES singer Tomas “Tompa” Lindberg. Besides Tompa, PENTAGRAM CHILE have announced that Rodrigo "Pera" Cuadra (DORSO – he recorded the original laughter on the demo version of ‘The Malefice’), Marc Grewe (MORGOTH) and Schmier (DESTRUCTION) will also appear on the album as guest vocalists. "The Malefice" will be released on September 06, 2013 via Cyclone Empire on double gatefold vinyl, as well as on double digipak CD, including a bonus disc with re-recorded classics, and on regular jewelcase CD. More at www.facebook.com/pentagramchile1985
"Hideous Rot", the new 5 track mini CD from Philadelphia’s MASADA, is out now on Deathgasm Records. The band consists of current / former members of IMMOLATION, RELLIK GOREAPHOBIA and CRUCIFIER and the mini CD also features a contribution from Clive Jones of the 70’s Occult Rock band BLACK WIDOW. The opening track ‘Hideous Cerebral Pulp’ is currently streaming at this location. All additional information on MASADA you will find at www.facebook.com/masadadasam
Germany’s GOREGAST will release their new 7" EP "Covered In Skin" on September 27, 2013 via F.D.A. Records. It is limited to 500 copies (100 copies on clear green vinyl with an embroidered GOREGAST patch and sticker and 400 copies on black vinyl with sticker). The EP features the two new tracks ‘Covered In Skin’ and ‘Mindcreeper’ and it was mixed and mastered by Andreas Hilbert (GOLEM). The cover artwork was created by Dedy (Badic Art). You can check out a video teaser here. More information at www.goregast.de or www.facebook.com/goregast
MASTER‘s forthcoming 12th studio album "The Witchhunt" is now available for pre-order at this location. It will be released on September 27, 2013 via F.D.A. Records on digital, CD and white, black or blue vinyl formats. Several pre-order packages are also available. The album’s artwork was created by ArtWars Media Design 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’. For info and updates on MASTER visit www.master-speckmetal.net
Spanish Doom / Deathers ONIROPHAGUS will release their first full length album "Prehuman" on September 01, 2013 through a new collabotarion between Xtreem Music & MDD. It is the band’s follow-up to their "Defiler Of Hope" debut EP which was self-released in early 2012 and re-issued by Xtreem Music back in April 2013. "Prehuman" was recorded, mixed and mastered by Javi Félez at Moontower Studios and contains the following 7 tracks: ‘Baikal’, ‘Discordia’, ‘Feverish’, ‘Aeger’, ‘Nocebo’, ‘Nyarlathotep’ and ‘Ceremonial Swamp’. An advance track from "Prehuman" can be found at this location.
GRAVEHILL will play at the Northwestern Black Circle Festival 5 today, sharing the stage with GHOUL, DRAWN & QUARTERED and more. The band is bringing along a special two-song demo featuring tracks from their upcoming third release, "Death Curse". Each copy is handmade, hand-numbered and each member of GRAVEHILL has his own edition of the demo complete with a personal message. These demos are limited to 50 copies and will only be available at the fest. GRAVEHILL is now streaming a demo of the song ‘Black Blood Rising’, from the "Death Curse" sessions, at this location. The album is set for a January 2014 release on Dark Descent Records. More on GAVEHILL at www.facebook.com/gravehill
On September 03, 2013 Kaotoxin Records will release "The Fall Of Omnius" from French Death Metaler NEPHREN-KA. The follow-up to 2010’s "Revenge And Supremacy" EP was produced at Hertz Studio (BEHEMOTH, VADER) and features artwork / layout by Stan W. Decker. The album’s title track is currently streaming at this location. "The Fall Of Omnius" features the following tracks: ‘Butlerian Djihad’, ‘Mastering The Voice’, ‘Legend Of Selim (Pt. 1: The Seeds Of Discord)’, ‘The Rise Of Omnius’, ‘Feydakins Storm’, ‘The Cymek Revolution’, ‘Legend Of Selim (Pt. 2: The Return Of The Worm Rider)’, ‘Praise Shai-Hulud’ and ‘To The Golden Path’. More info at www.facebook.com/pages/nephren-ka/134665519892369
ZEMIAL‘s new album "Nykta" will be released on October 31, 2013 on CD and LP formats through Hells Headbangers. The first samples from the album (‘Under Scythian Command’ and ‘Pharos’) can be heard here. The full tracklisting reads like this: ‘Ancient Arcane Scrolls’, ‘Eclipse’, ‘Under Scythian Command’, ‘In The Arms Of Hades’, ‘Breath Of Pestilence’, ‘Deathspell’, ‘The Small’, ‘Pharos (I – Dreamer Lost, II – The Great Dark, III – Alone, IV – Jewels In The Dust)’ and ‘Out Of The Cage’. More info at www.facebook.com/pages/zemial-official/199551066758156
On October 02, 2013 Mystic Production will release the new album from Polish ARMAGEDON. It will be entitled "Thanatology", contains eight new songs and was recorded and produced by the band and Arek Malta Malczewski at Radio Gdansk Studio, Piano Art Kwidzyn and Sound Division. The song ‘Cemeteries’ can already be checked out here. More info at www.armagedon.net.pl
ST.LUCIFER is a new Black Metal band from Austria that consists of former ABIGOR, STORMNATT and AMESTIGON members. Their 5 song EP "Intense Demonic Charge" is available through the following sources now: iTunes, Music Load, OVI, 24/7 Musicshop, eMusic, Music Net / Medianet, Rhapsody, VidZone, Deezer, Amazon.com, 7Digital, Spotify, Arvato Mobile (Zimbalam), Simfy.com, RDIO, Google Play Music and Aspiro Music. For all further information check out www.facebook.com/st.luciferofficial
Dutch Death Metallers BODYFARM have revealed the first new track from their upcoming second album “The Coming Scourge” at this location. The album was recorded from February to May 2013 at Oeknal Studios with Harry van Breda and will be released September 20, 2013 via Cyclone Empire. The artwork was created by Juanjo Castellano (VOMITORY, REVEL IN FLESH, BLASPHERIAN etc.). The band is also confirmed for the German Hell Inside Festival, which takes place in Würzburg on October 04 – 05, 2013. For more information check out www.hell-inside.de. More on BODYFARM at www.facebook.com/bodyfarmdeathmetal
PENTAGRAM CHILE have just released a re-recorded version of their classic demo song ‘The Malefice’. You can check it out here. The song will be available on the limited edition CD and LP version of their upcoming debut album "The Malefice", which will be out on September 06, 2013. ‘Demented’, an old previously unreleased song from the 80s, furthermore appears on the limited edition (500 hand numbered copies on heavy green vinyl) split 7” with MASTER. MASTER contributed a completely new song entitled ‘Another Suicide’. All further info on PENTAGRAM CHILE you will find at www.facebook.com/pentagramchile1985
Konqueror Records will re-release EXCRUCIATE‘s one and only full length "Passage Of Life" on CD. The album that originally came out back in 1993 on Thrash Records will feature new layout by Benny Moberg (Sufficiently Studios), but the same classic cover artwork by Kristian Whalin. More info at www.facebook.com/konquerorrecords
"A Chapter Of Accidents", the second full length of Polish Goregrinders DEAD INFECTION, will officially be re-issued by Selfmadegod Records on August 12, 2013. More info and pre-orders at www.selfmadegod.com. More about DEAD INFECTION at www.facebook.com/deadinfection