January 28, 2014

AT THE GATES have announced that they are working on a comeback studio album with the classic "Slaughter Of The Soul"line-up. The album will be entitled "At War With Reality" and is expected to be released worldwide by the end of 2014 via Century Media Records. The band has issued the following official statement: "So, here we are almost 24 years since the birth of AT THE GATES, and some 18+ years since our latest album "Slaughter Of The Soul". A lot of years have passed and we have embarked on some life-changing reunion tours and shows the last couple of years. So, why make a new album you might ask, and why now? Well, what we learned from the last couple of years hanging out and playing shows together, is that we enjoy what we do to the fullest extent. We love playing music together, and we love to hang out as friends. But, as a musician, we constantly write new music. It’s a huge part of our identities. We are fully aware that we have made some very drastic statements in interviews as well as the closing words on the DVD about the longevity of AT THE GATES, but things change, situations change and people change. When Anders sent the first song last summer, we had zero expectations of the outcome. We only knew one thing – that it sounded amazing! At the time we weren’t even sure there would be an album, but as things progressed, more songs came into existence, and we knew we were on to something great. We know you are all curious about the new material, and to make a simple explanation of where we are at musically, we would describe it as a perfect mix between early AT THE GATES & "Slaughter Of The Soul" – era AT THE GATES, trying to maintain the legacy and the history. We chose Century Media as a worldwide partner for the upcoming album. We have all been friends for years with people at the label. Jonas & Anders have a history with THE HAUNTED there (as well as Adrian with PARADISE LOST). So, we hope to bring you updates about the progress of the new album soon. The plan is to record the album in June / July with a tentative release in October / November of 2014 on Century Media Records." – AT THE GATES, January 27, 2014. More info at www.facebook.com/atthegatesofficial

On February 14, 2014 Boris Records will release "Goathrower", the new EP from Atlanta, Georgia based Death / Thrashers SPEWTILATOR. The tracklist reads like this: ‘Goathrower’, ‘Cherokee Curse’, ‘Cave Of Hatred’, ‘Afterworld Inebriation’ and ‘Let’s Get Drugs’. An exclusive stream of the EP’s title track can be checked out at this location. More information at www.facebook.com/spewtilator or www.spewtilator.bandcamp.com

Texas Thrashers BIRTH A.D. have announced February 11, 2014 as the release date of the vinyl edition of their debut "I Blame You". It will be released by Unspeakable Axe Records in co-operation with War On Music Records and feature artwork from Cliff Robinson, along with an exclusive layout and insert created by Parisian graphic designer Valnoir Metastazis. 300 copies will be available, including 100 on colored vinyl. The official video for the song ‘Burn L.A.’ is now streaming at this location. More about BIRTH A.D. at www.facebook.com/causeproblems or http://birthad.bandcamp.com

Indonesian Death Metallers EXHUMATION will release their full-length "Hymn To Your God" through Dunkelheit Produktionen on February 01, 2014. The album track ‘The Apotheosis’ is streaming at this location. The album’s full tracklist reads like this: ‘All Seeing Eye’, ‘The Apotheosis’, ‘Parasites And Enemies’, ‘Omnipotent’, ‘Dominion’, ‘Hymn To Your God’ and ‘Ritual’ (BLASPHEMY cover). More information at www.dunkelheit.cc or www.facebook.com/dunkelheitprod

"Death By Burning", the debut album from German / Turkish MANTAR, will be released on February 07, 2014 via Svart Records on CD, LP, tape and digital formats. The song ‘Spit’ can already be checked out at this location. Additionally, a teaser video for ‘Death By Burning’ can be viewed here. The album features the following tracks: ‘Spit’, ‘Cult Witness’, ‘Astral Kannibal’, ‘Into The Golden Abyss’, ‘Swinging The Eclipse’, ‘The Berserkers Path’, ‘The Huntsmen’, ‘The Stoning’, ‘White Nights’ and ‘March Of The Crows’. More info at www.svartrecords.com or www.facebook.com/svartrecords

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