» News Archive January 2014

January 30, 2014

On April 14, 2014 Moribund Records will release WORMREICH‘s second full length "Wormcult Revelations". The album was recorded in January of 2013 at Stargate Studio in Huntsville, AL, USA, with producer Lance Wright (ex – QUINTA ESSENTIA, ABRAXAS) and features the following tracks: ‘Revelation I: Vox In Rama’, ‘Revelation II: Serpents Of Choronzon’, ‘Shaare-Maveth’, ‘Revelation III: Devotion’s Final War’, ‘Revelation IV: Enim Satanas Meum Sanguinem’, ‘Codex Lvciferivm’ and ‘Malign Paradigm’ (DEATHSPELL OMEGA cover). More WORMREICH info at www.facebook.com/wormreichofficial

Issue # 18 of Germany’s THAT’S METAL zine will be released on February 10, 2014. On 96 (German written) pages you’ll get fresh interviews with the following traditional Metal warriors: ARTIZAN, ATTIC, SACRED WARRIOR, SIGN OF THE JACKAL, DIO, BLITZKRIEG, HOCCULTA, FORTE, SPLIT HEAVEN, AXXION, HIGH TENSION, TYRANT’S REIGN, EVIL INVADERS, SATAN’S HOST, LADY BEAST, SACRAL RAGE, SACRED OATH, MORGANA, HURTFUL WITCH, HORACLE, STRYPER, HELL, PHANTOM, CLOVEN HOOF and NIGHT DEMON. Specials on Metal vinyl rarities and Steve Cooper (JUGGERNAUT, S.A. SLAYER in the "Remember The Fallen" section), plus tons of CD, DVD and vinyl reviews complete the picture. THAT’S METAL sells for 6,- Euro (plus 2,- Euro for postage / packing in Germany, foreign postage costs on request). You can address your (pre)orders to: thatsmetal@gmx.de. All additional info at www.facebook.com/thatsmetalmagazine

January 29, 2014

On February 28, 2014 Soulseller Records will be releasing OLD FUNERAL‘s “Our Condolences" as a double picture LP set (limited to 500 copies) with gatefold cover and fully printed double sided inserts as with the previous (sold out) black and white vinyl editions. Additional images are placed on the picture discs themselves. For more information and pre-order details check out www.soulsellerrecords.com

Spanish old school Death Metallers DECAPITATED CHRIST have released a video from their upcoming fourth album "Arcane Ceremonies Impurity". You can check out ‘Sabbath Of The Blind Dead’ here. "Arcane Ceremonies Impurity" has been recorded and mixed in December 2013 at Moontower Studios by Javi Félez and was mastered by Dan Swanö at Unisound Studios, Sweden. The artwork will once again be created by Cesar Valladares (NECROPSY, UNDER THE CHURCH, ALTAR OF BETELGEUZE, INSULTERS). The band is currently unsigned and looking for a label to release the album. Contact: www.facebook.com/decapitatedchrist

Swedish Death Metallers DEMONICAL have released a second video from their fourth full-length album "Darkness Unbound" for the song ‘An Endless Celebration’. The video was filmed in Bucharest, Romania, during the bands "Darkness Unbound" European tour in October 2013. You can check it out here. More DEMONICAL at www.demonical.net or www.facebook.com/demonicalofficial

Italy’s Black Metallers PROFEZIA premiere their brand new video for ‘Sacra Tempesta’ at this location. The song will appear on the band’s forthcoming new album "Oracolo Suicida", which will be released on March 04, 2014 through Moribund Records. Here’s the album’s complete tracklist: ‘Oracolo Suicida’, ‘Sacra Tempesta’, ‘Senza IL Giorno’, ‘Futuro Rivelato’, ‘Il Gioco Del Parassita’ and ‘Nato Morto’. More info at www.moribundcult.com

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

January 27, 2014

On February 28, 2014 Skol Records will reissue the classic S.A. SLAYER album "Go For The Throat" along with the "Prepare To Die" EP for the first time ever officially on CD (North American territories will be handled by Shadow Kingdom Records). "Go For The Throat" was recorded in 1984 and released as a limited edition vinyl LP four years later, while the "Prepare To Die" EP was both recorded and released in 1983. During their short-lived existence, S.A. SLAYER featured the following musicians in their line-up: Don Van Stavern – bass (RIOT, NARITA), Dave McClain – drums (MACHINE HEAD, CATALEPSY, NARITA, SACRED REICH, JUGGERNAUT), Bob Catlin – guitars (JUGGERNAUT), Steve Cooper – vocals (JUGGERNAUT, NARITA) and Ron Jarzombek – guitars (WATCHTOWER, SPASTIC INK, GORDIAN KNOT). The Skol Records CD re-issue will be limited to 500 copies, include original artworks and a thick booklet with all lyrics and many rare photos of the band. For more information check out: www.facebook.com/skolrecords or www.facebook.com/saslayer

January 25, 2014

Vic Records will finally release the EXPULSION compilation "Certain Corpses Never Decay" this spring. It will feature both 1989 demos ("Cerebral Cessation" and "Veiled In The Mists Of Mystery"), an unreleased 2-track 7" from 1990 and a compilation only track. The entire material was remastered by Tomas Skogsberg at Sunlight Studio, the coverart was created by WATAIN’s Erik Danielsson and the booklet features liner notes by EXPULSION guitarist Stefan Lagergren (ex – TREBLINKA / TIAMAT, now with MR.DEATH). More EXPULSION at www.facebook.com/pages/expulsion/191657390849316

Swedish Death Metallers CENTINEX have reformed after a nearly 8-year long hiatus. The band is currently working on a new album and has also announced a show at the Kill Town Death Fest, which takes place in Copenhagen, Denmark on September 04 – 07, 2014. The new CENTINEX line-up consists of the following members: Alexander Högbom – vocals (OCTOBER TIDE, SPASMODIC), Sverker Widgren – guitars (DEMONICAL, DIABOLICAL), Martin Schulman – bass (DEMONICAL, founding member of CENTINEX) and Kennet Englund – drums (INTERMENT, CENTINEX member from 1999 – 2003). The new album will be recorded in the Spring, with plans for a late Summer release through an as yet undetermined label. More news and updates at www.facebook.com/centinexofficial

January 24, 2014

On February 28, 2014 BOMBS OF HADES will start recording their 3rd album "Atomic Temples" at Soundlab Studio. Here are some updates from Jonas Stålhammar about the present situation: "Studio is now booked and we start recording the basic tracks (drums, guitars, bass) at Soundlab Studios Örebro, February 28th. Then do the vocals, overdubbs, solos, mellotrons / moogs etc. in Västerås mid March and then mix / master the album in Gothenburg at Welfare Sounds (where we did the last album) late March." The release is scheduled for May 2014 via War Anthem Records on CD and vinyl. Before that, at the end of January, Pulverised Records will release a BOMBS OF HADES compilation, entitled "Through The Dark Past", which will feature remastered versions of all the band’s EPs and splits, from the "Carnivores" 7" up till the "No Life" 10" split with Sweden’s MORDBRAND, plus four brand new tracks, exclusively for this release. More info at: www.facebook.com/bombsofhades

January 23, 2014

Apostasy Records will release "Rise… Then Rest", the second album by Barcelona based Thrashers CRISIX, across the UK, Europe and North America. The follow-up to the band’s 2011 debut full length "The Menace" was previously only available in Spain. It was mixed and mastered by Erik Rutan (HATE ETERNAL, CANNIBAL CORPSE, MORBID ANGEL). More info on CRISIX at www.crisixband.com or www.facebook.com/crisixut

On February 21, 2014 Blood Harvest Records will release "Apocalypse Towards Apocalypse", a double vinyl split 7" from Argentinia’s BLACK VUL DESTRUKTOR and Chile’s ET VERBI SATHANUS. Both bands will be featured with two exclusive tracks. BLACK VUL DESTRUKTOR contribute ‘Sword Of Luciferian Light’ and ‘Void Of Darkness’ while ET VERBI SATHANUS deliver ‘Holocaust In The Paradise’ and ‘Gehinnon’. For all additional information check out www.bloodharvest.se or www.facebook.com/pages/blood-harvest-records/300012152033

January 22, 2014

Brazil Death Metallers POISONOUS have announced HERETIC EXECUTION’s Alexander "DisgraceDeath" Nunes as their new vocalist. In an official statement the band commented: "We thank Michael Hellriff for years of dedication in front of the band. Michael follows only as a guitarist. The premiere of Alexander will be in tribute to HEADHUNTER DC with the song ‘Hallucinations’." The next POISONOUS release will be a split with DAEMONIC called "Death Apparitions To The Damned Souls", which will be out through Crypts Of Eternity / Dark Recollection. The band is currently writing songs for their second album which will be out in early 2015. More information and updates at www.facebook.com/pages/poisonous/224351417597130

January 21, 2014

French old school Death Metallers NECROWRETCH and Swedish partners in crime MORBUS CHRON will embark on a co-headling European tour in March for 8 exclusive shows in Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Germany, The Netherlands, Belgium and France. Both bands have never really toured before (except for one off shows and festival appearances), so this will be a rare opportunity to see them live. More info at www.facebook.com/pages/necrowretch/211642972217903 or www.facebook.com/morbuschron

Polish blackened Thrashers WARFIST will release their debut full-lenght "The Devil Lives In Grünberg" on February 14, 2014. The artwork was created by Igor Myszkiewicz. You can check out a video of WARFIST at this location. More info at www.facebook.com/warfisthorde

Hammerheart Records will release the 2nd RAUHNÅCHT album “Urzeitgeist” this March as a digipak CD and a gatefold LP. More info at www.alpineblackmetal.at or www.facebook.com/pages/rauhnacht/174849439232330

On March 17, 2014 Hammerheart Records will release Cologne, Germany based SERPENT EATER’s second album “Hyena” on CD (Alerta Antifascista will do the vinyl edition). More information on SERPENT EATER at: www.facebook.com/serpenteater or www.serpenteater.bandcamp.com

January 20, 2014

BROKEN HOPE will be supporting IMMOLATION on the upcoming "European Conspiracy" tour which will deliver concerts across twelve countries. BROKEN HOPE’s Jeremy Wagner says: "On behalf of BROKEN HOPE, we’re all extremely excited to tour with IMMOLATION across Europe! Huge thanks to IMMOLATION and to Massive Music for having such extraordinary vision to create this tour. Through our history, we’ve toured with many "long running" Death Metal bands, but never had the opportunity to tour with IMMOLATION until now. Both Ross Dolan and Bob Vigna are old and dear friends of mine, so on a personal level, it’s going to be a very fun tour amongst friends… and for the fans: we’re giving everyone a deadly Metal package and they’re all going to get a double-dose of IMMOLATION and BROKEN HOPE’s Death Metal pummeling. These intense and concerts are not to be missed!" More BROKEN HOPE at www.brokenhope.com or www.facebook.com/brokenhopeofficial

VALLENFYRE have entered the studio to record their second full-length album and follow-up to 2011’s "A Fragile King". Gregor Mackintosh (vocals and lead guitars) comments: "We have now arrived in a very cold Salem, MA and are currently holed up in Godcity Studio with producer Kurt Ballou tracking drums for our second album, "Splinters". We are really digging Kurt’s honest, old-fashioned approach to recording. No triggers or samples. Just a good drum kit, good mics and a good drummer." The new album will be released in May 2014 through Century Media Records. You can still check out the band’s video for ‘Cathedrals Of Dread’ at this location. All further info at www.facebook.com/vallenfyre

January 17, 2014

Season of Mist have signed Madrid based technical Death Metallers WORMED. The band, that is currently writing the follow-up full length to 2013’s "Exodromos", has issued the following statement about the new collaboration with Season of Mist: " WORMED is really proud to announce the signing with the almighty label Season of Mist, a label with some of the bands that have influenced us throughout these years! Being part of this label is a big step in our career!" More info at www.wormed.net or www.facebook.com/wormed

January 16, 2014

HEADHUNTER D.C. have just posted a video teaser for the European release of "…In Unholy Mourning…" on Evil Spell Records (www.undercover-records.de). You can check it out at this location. More on HEADHUNTER D.C. at www.facebook.com/headhunterdc

Blood Harvest Records will release the double LP vinyl edition of ÆVANGELIST‘s debut album "De Masticatione Mortuorum In Tumulis" on February 21, 2014. The album, that was originally released on CD by I, Voidhanger Records in 2012, features the following tracks: ‘Anno Mortii – Gnostic Transcendental Heresy’, ‘Pendulum’, ‘Death Illumination’, ‘Funeral Monolith’, ‘Hierophant Disposal Facility’, ‘The Longevity Of Second Death’, ‘Helix Covenant’, ‘Blood & Darkness’ and ‘Crematorium Angelicum’. For more info check out www.facebook.com/aevangelist.official or www.bloodharvest.se

Polish Death Metallers THUNDERWAR have announced a digital release of their EP "The Birth Of Thunder". It was previously only available as a limited edition CD and can now be ordered digitally through their Bandcamp page https://thunderwar1.bandcamp.com

On March 18, 2014 Moribund Records will release DODSFERD‘s ninth album "The Parasitic Survival Of The Human Race". It features the four new tracks ‘Breeding Chaos’, ‘Creator Of Disease’, ‘Stupid Worthless Sheep’ and ‘Doubting Your Worth’ as well as the MISFITS cover ‘We Are 138’. For all additional information check out www.moribundcult.com or www.facebook.com/moribundrecordsofficial

January 15, 2014

On January 27, 2014 Iron Bonehead Productions will release NECHBEYTH‘s "Coerce Creed" 12" MLP and the NEBIROS / NEKROMANTEION split 7" EP "In Command Tenebrae". The tracklist for NECHBEYTH’s "Coerce Creed" reads like this: ‘Intro / KSMT Oath’, ‘Ruination Conquest’, ‘Eradication Vertex’, ‘Coerce Axiom’ and ‘Lynch Directive / Outro’, while the NEBIROS / NEKROMANTEION split EP features the following tracks: NEBIROS – ‘Yo Pecador’ and NEKROMANTEION – ‘Occult Revelations’. For more info or ordering details go to www.ironbonehead.de or www.facebook.com/ironboneheadproductions

Carnal Records will release "Death Metal Holocaust" from Swedish Black / Death Metallers OMNIZIDE on January 31, 2014. It is the follow-up to the band’s "Pleasure From Death" EP (which is included as bonus tracks on the album). OMNIZIDE features lead vocals from CRAFT’s Mikael Nox and music written by AE from AVSKY. The album was mastered by Joakim from CRAFT and includes the following tracks: ‘Rotting Flesh Parade’, ‘No Remorse’, ‘Monolith’, ‘The Eternally Damned’, ‘Crystals Of Death’, ‘Dead Planet’, ‘Damnatio Ad Bestias’, ‘Nuclear Strike’, ‘Pleasure From Death’ (bonus track) and ‘Desecration Art’ (bonus track). The album opener ‘Rotting Flesh Parade’ is currently streaming at this location. More OMNIZIDE info at www.facebook.com/omnizide

On March 10, 2014 Blood Harvest Records will release the vinyl edition of SHROUD OF THE HERETIC‘s debut full length, "Revelations In Alchemy" (the CD edition will be released through Craneo Negro). The album’s tracklist reads as follows: ‘The Arrival’, ‘Heretical Screams’, ‘Chaotic Astral Ascension’, ‘Illuminism’, ‘The Adversary’, ‘Revelations In Alchemy’ and ‘Blasphemous Rebirth’. For all further info on SHROUD OF THE HERETIC check out www.facebook.com/shroudoftheheretic

January 14, 2014

NECROS CHRISTOS have just issued the following statement: "Dear brethren and sisters, let it be known widely that a new release is soon to be at hand. Scheduled to be released in early May 2014, NECROS CHRISTOS shall unveil an EP entitled "Nine Graves". It will consist of two new yet unheard songs (not to be featured on the last and final album), as well as two old demons clothed in new vestments. Also featuring four temples and one gate, the overall nine tracks shall function as a bridge between the old and new path the grand NECROS CHRISTOS is walking upon. To be released on Sepulchral Voice and Ván Records, we´re proud to announce that the artwork of "Nine Graves" shall be created and compiled by Timo Ketola, Manuel Tinnemans and Tlmnn Shepherd. The recording sessions shall begin in mid February, more news following soon. Thank you!" For all further information check out www.facebook.com/darknessdamnationdeath

Northern California Death Metallers EMBRYONIC DEVOURMENT will release their new album "Reptilian Agenda" on February 18, 2014 via Deepsend Records. It was mixed and mastered by Colin Davis (VILE) and features the following tracks: ‘Challenging All Forms Of Hope’, ‘Masonic Angeldust’, ‘Reptiliphiliac’, ‘Experimental Deformation’, ‘Suffer The Seas Of Gore’, ‘Sealed With Resin’, ‘Whilst The Rich Dine’ and ‘Bloodgift’. More EMBRYONIC DEVOURMENT info at www.embryonicdevourment.com or www.facebook.com/embryonicdevourment

Russian Death Metallers ABORTED FETUS have posted ‘Morning Inferno’, a track off their forthcoming third album "Private Judgement Day", at this location. "Private Judgement Day" is set for release on February 18, 2014 through www.comatosemusic.com. More info at www.abortedfetus.ru or www.facebook.com/abortedfetusbrutality

Polish Grinders ASS TO MOUTH have released a new single from their upcoming second full-length “Degenerate” (which is to be released in mid February via Selfmadegod Records) at Selfmadegod Records SoundCloud page. “Degenerate” was recorded, mixed and mastered at Hellsound / Soundscope Studio in Wroclaw / Poland and features 20 songs with a playing time of approximately 30 minutes. More info at www.assgrindsystem.com or www.facebook.com/assgrindsystem

The title track from the upcoming new AGIEL album "Dark Pantheons" (to be released via Deepsend Records on February 18, 2014) is now streaming at deepsendrecords.bandcamp.com. The tracklist of "Dark Pantheons" reads like this: ‘Dark Pantheons’, ‘Deeds Rendered Upon The Flesh’, ‘The Awakening’, ‘Serpent Masquerade’ and ‘Andromeda’. All further information at www.facebook.com/houseofagiel

January 13, 2014

Finnish Black Metallers GRAVEBORNE are currently streaming their forthcoming second album "Through The Window Of The Night" in its entirety at this location. The album will be released on January 20, 2014 via Seance Records. More info: www.graveborne.com or www.facebook.com/pages/graveborne/398601459368

ZOMBIEFICATION will release their upcoming new album "Procession Through Infestation" on CD and LP via Doomentia Records. In September the band will be touring Europe again, this time with UNAUSSPRECHLICHEN KULTEN and INCARCERATION. If you are interested in booking or in any information regarding the tour in countries like Germany, Denmark, Holland, Norway, Sweden and Czech Republic, please contact Roadmaster Booking at: duracell@roadmasterbooking.com. More ZOMBIEFICATION at www.facebook.com/zombiefication666

January 11, 2014

Chicago based Black Metallers MURMUR have released the second track of their forthcoming self-titled album. ‘Bull Of Crete’ is now streaming at this location. The album is scheduled for a January 17, 2014 release and features the following songs: ‘Water From Water’, ‘Bull Of Crete’, ‘Al-Malik’, ‘Recuerdos’, ‘Zeta II Reticuli’, ‘Zeta II Reticuli, Pt 2’, ‘King In Yellow’ and ‘When Blood Leaves’. The first pressing will come as a limited digipak edition including a bonus track cover version of KING CRIMSON’s ‘Larks’ Tongues In Aspic, Pt 2′. All additional info at www.facebook.com/murmurbm

Italy’s VARDAN have released a new track entitled ‘Goatcraft’ here. It is taken from VARDAN’s forthcoming new album, "The Woods Is My Coffin", set for release on January 21, 2014 through Moribund Records (www.moribundcult.com). Here’s the full tracklist: ‘Night Of The Horned Rebirh’, ‘Luciferian Assault’, ‘Goatcraft’, ‘Dawn Of The Followers – Part 1’ and ‘Dawn Of The Followers – Part 2’. For more VARDAN information check out www.facebook.com/vardanmetal

January 10, 2014

NUNSLAUGHTER will team up with Swedish Death Metallers DEMONICAL for the "European Deathcharge", a co-headlining tour taking place during July 2014 covering festivals and clubs. Swedish Thrashers WARFECT will join them as support. A limited vinyl release, featuring exclusive NUNSLAUGHTER and DEMONICAL material, will be released in connection with the tour. More information on the bands at www.facebook.com/nunslaughter, www.facebook.com/demonicalofficial or www.facebook.com/warfect

"Svn Eater", the brand new full-length from London blackened Death Metallers LVCIFYRE, is currently streaming in its entirety at this location. The album will be released on January 21, 2014 via Dark Descent Records on CD, red vinyl and black vinyl. "Svn Eater" was recorded and mixed at Blackout Multimedia Studio in Belgium and the artwork was created by Timo Ketola. More info at www.facebook.com/lvcifyre

After almost 20 years of silence, US Crossover Thrashers INFAMOUS SINPHONY reformed with all five former members last year and self-released their third album "Enemies Of The State". Their debut full length "Manipulation", which was released by Wild Rags back in 1989, will now be re-released on CD through Xtreem Music on February 15, 2014, including 3 bonus tracks taken from their 1990’s 4-way split double 12" LP. The booklet will feature lyrics, photos, flyers and liner noter from the band. You’ll find more information about INFAMOUS SINPHONY at their official website www.infamoussinphony.com.

FORGOTTEN TOMB have just released the first teaser for their forthcoming live DVD "Darkness in Stereo: Eine Symphonie Des Todes – Live in Germany" at this location. The DVD will feature over 70 minutes of professionally edited live material. For all additional info, check out www.facebook.com/official.forgotten.tomb

January 09, 2014

Brazil’s MYSTIFIER are currently streaming the track ‘An Elizabethan Devil-Worshiper’s Prayer Book’ (from their CD / DVD digipak reissue of "Wicca") at this location. The album will be released on February 18, 2014 in the U.S. and February 24, 2014 in Europe through Greyhaze Records. "Wicca" was originally released in the early 90s and has seen a few reissues by labels worldwide, but has been out of print for many years now. More info at www.mystifier.com.br

German melodic Death Metallers SAPIENCY have released an official music video for ‘Unknown Enemy’ at this location. The song is taken from the band’s latest release "Tomorrow" and was directed by Mateusz Schwyrz. More on SAPIENCY at www.sapiency.org or www.sapiency.stereokiller.com

‘On This Side Of The Grave’, the new video from French Grinders NOLENTIA, can be checked out at this location now. It is the second in a trilogy that started with ‘More To Fear’ and will end with ‘Gasoline’. All three tracks appear on the band’s second full-length, "May The Hand That Holds The Match That Will Set This World On Fire Be Blessed Above All", that was released last year through Kaotoxin Records. All additional NOLENTIA information you’ll find at www.facebook.com/nolentianoise

January 08, 2014

UK’s blackened Death Metallers TOWERS OF FLESH have completed work on their second full-length "Antithetical Conjurations". The album was recorded by Anil Carrier at Darksound Studios in Wolverhampton and the artwork was created by Aisha Louisa Al-Sadie. The tracklist reads like this: ‘Antithetical Conjurations’, ‘Veiled Conception’, ‘Beg For Absolution’, ‘Blind-Worm-Cycle’, ‘(Imperfect) Translations’ and ‘Concealed Within’. An album sampler can be checked out at this location. For more on TOWERS OF FLESH, visit: www.facebook.com/pages/towers-of-flesh/245845085405

"All Hail Pessimism", the debut full length from Norwegian Black Metallers DEN SAAKALDTE, will finally be released by Agonia Records on February 17, 2014, for the first time as a limited edition 2 LP gatefold vinyl (250 copies, 50 copies on deep purple vinyl and 200 copies on black vinyl). In February the band will also enter the studio for the recordings of their new album "Kapittel II: Faen I Helvete". Kim + Trine (DARKTHRONE, THOU SHALT SUFFER, VED BUENS ENDE, MAYHEM) will take care of the layout and artwork for this new release. More information at www.facebook.com/densaakaldte or www.densaakaldte.org

Swedish Thrashers CRUCIFYRE have completed work on their follow-up album to 2010’s “Infernal Earthly Divine”. It will be entitled “Black Magic Fire” and was recorded, mixed and mastered at Sweden’s X-Level Studios (ABBA, Roxette, Lady GaGa, etc). CRUCIFYRE’s bass player Henrik “Doltz” Nilsson recently left the band and was replaced by Karl Envall (ex – KAAMOS, ex – REPUGNANT). For additional CRUCIFYRE info, check out www.facebook.com/pages/crucifyre/164973910205853

Italian Death / Thrashers OMNIVORE have posted a promo video for the song ‘I Hope The War Comes’ (off their upcoming self-titled debut album) at this location. "Omnivore" will be released on February 18, 2014 via Unspeakable Axe Records. More about OMNIVORE at www.facebook.com/pages/omnivore/265473320143668

The cover artwork for the upcoming ISRATHOUM / CHALICE OF BLOOD split 7" EP on www.daemonworship.org was created by A. Held of Ubertragic Art. More about both bands at www.facebook.com/pages/israthoum-official/108606202562464 or www.facebook.com/pages/chalice-of-blood/192780330769680

Cain Letifer of ACRIMONIOUS has joined SERPENT NOIR. He will handle guitars at live performances and also contribute to upcoming new SERPENT NOIR material, which is currently being written. The band’s debut mini album "Sanguis XI" was recently released as a gatefold LP via Hellthrasher Productions. More info at www.facebook.com/pages/serpent-noir/411409432260637

January 07, 2014

To The Death Records have released a limited vinyl edition of MEGASLAUGHTER‘s "Calls From The Beyond" album with lyrics and a photo collage. It is available on black vinyl (+ patch, 100 copies) and white vinyl (200 copies). More info here.

The label has also just released a split 7" EP from SABBAT and MORDANT, entitled "Swedish DemonSlaught" (100 handnumbered copies on black vinyl + patch, 200 copies on red vinyl and 200 copies on grey vinyl) and RAPID TERRÖR‘s "Speed Metal Bastard" 7” EP (100 handnumbered copies on black vinyl + patch and 200 copies on yellow vinyl). For all additional info and ordering details go here: https://tothedeathrecords.bandcamp.com

‘Ill-Fated Annihilation’, a track from the upcoming new DOWN FROM THE WOUND full length "Violence And The Macabre", is currently streaming at this location. The album will be released on February 04, 2014 via www.comatosemusic.com. For more info on the Philippine Death Metallers check out www.facebook.com/pages/down-from-the-wound/255844915511

Finnish Black Metallers GRAVEBORNE have posted the track ‘Men Behind The Sun’ at this location. It is taken from the band’s second album "Through The Window Of The Night", which will be released on January 20, 2014 via Seance Records. 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’. "Through The Window Of The Night" was mixed and mastered by Jarno Hänninen at D-Studio, the artwork was created by Markus Räisänen and it features a special lyrical collaboration and guest vocals by K-2T4-S of …AND OCEANS on the track ‘Pyhää Verta’. A digital single, entitled "Burn The City Of God", was already released in November and features the exclusive track ‘Temple Without Walls’. More info at www.facebook.com/pages/graveborne/398601459368 or www.graveborne.com

TRENCHROT have posted the title track off their forthcoming debut "Necronomic Warfare" at this location. The album will be released on February 18, 2014 through Unspeakable Axe Records. For all additional band information, check out www.facebook.com/trenchrotdeathmetal

Swedish Black Metallers WAN have added drummer Draup to their line-up in late December to replace former skinsman Dimman and already entered Hammer Regime Studios to record new material. You can check out the title track of WAN’s "Enjoy The Filth" album here. More about WAN at www.facebook.com/theunholywan

January 06, 2014

Guitarist Adam Zaars, of Sweden’s TRIBULATION, sent in the following comments about winning our BEST OF 2013 poll: "Although it was never the goal it’s nice to see that people appreciate our art. In some ways it gives us a boost to expand even further since it’s always a good thing to have an audience to share your work with. We can more and more see the advantages of that creative spark that can be ignited through active exchange with an audience. I guess you should all prepare for something very different again in the future." More information about TRIBULATION at www.facebook.com/pages/tribulation-official/169889709720460 or www.tribulation.se

The self-titled debut full-length of Polish Black Metallers THAW has just been re-released on vinyl through Third Eye Temple / Godz Ov War Productions. It is available on transparent blue vinyl with a gatefold sleeve and insert (limited to 100 copies) as well as on black vinyl in a standard sleeve with insert (limited to 250 copies). Both editions feature completely different artwork. You can listen to the whole album at this location. More information at www.facebook.com/thawnoise, www.facebook.com/thirdeyetemple or www.facebook.com/godzovwar

Romania’s Death Metallers LOUDRAGE have just released a new EP, entitled "Uglier Than Thou". It was recorded in 2013 at LiveSet Studio Cluj-Napoca and the cover artwork was created by Alex Duduc. The tracklist reads like this: ‘Doomed’, ‘As Long As I Live’, ‘Fear Me’, ‘Suffo-Kate’ and ‘Intruders’. The EP is now available for free download and streaming at this location. You can also check out videos for the following two the songs: ‘Fear Me‘ and ‘SuffoKate‘ For all additional info check out www.facebook.com/pages/loudrage-groovy-death-metal/178914798804944

January 04, 2014

Patricio Jara, editor of the book " Pájaros Negros: Crónicas Del Heavy Metal Chileno", has written a book about PENTAGRAM CHILE. He interviewed several people who were pretty close to the band in the past (friends, fanzine editors, bands etc.) in order to come up with a detailed history piece. The book has 190 pages, is written in Spanish and English and additionally features a bunch of old pictures and flyers. The band is currently trying to find a European distributor for it and Cyclone Empire will most likely be one of them. Until then, you can get some copies directly from info@pentagramchile.com

January 03, 2014

Chilean Death Metallers PUTRID EVOCATION will release their debut album this year through Xtreem Music. A couple of songs from their "Promo MMXIII" can be checked out on the band’s official bandcamp site www.putridevocation.bandcamp.com. All further information at www.facebook.com/putridevocation

"Worldshapers", the upcoming sixth album from Maryland’s AURORA BOREALIS, will be released on March 01, 2014 through Xtreem Music. It contains 10 tracks and was produced at Ron Vento’s very own Nightsky Studios. An exclusive advance track can already be checked out here. For more info on AURORA BOREALIS check out www.auroraborealis.org

Serbian Death / Thrashers INFEST will release their upcoming fourth album "Clod Blood War" through Xtreem Music in April. A European tour is planned for May. The band’s third album "Everlasting Genocide" is streaming in its entirety here. A live video from the band’s last year’s appearance at "November To Dismember Fest" in Bucharest (Romania) can be found at this location. For more info on INFEST go here: www.facebook.com/infest.serbia

German Death Metallers LAY DOWN ROTTEN have posted the title track of their upcoming new album "Deathspell Catharsis" at this location. The follow up to 2012’s "Mask Of Malice" was once again produced by Thilo Krieger in his Desert Inn Studio and features artwork by Toshihiro Egewa (CRYPTOPSY, DEFEATED SANITY, KRISIUN). It will be released via Apostasy Records on January 24, 2014 in Germany, Austria and Switzerland, January 27, 2014 in the UK and the rest of Europe and on February 11, 2014 in North America. More information at www.laydownrotten.com or www.facebook.com/laydownrotten

Northern Germany’s melodic Death Metallers BURIAL VAULT have just released an official video for ‘Awareness’. The song is taken from their most recent album "Incendium" and can be checked out at this location. The follow up to 2012’s "Ekpyrosis (Periodic Destruction)" was recorded at Soundlodge Studios by Jörg Uken (GOD DETHRONED, DEW-SCENTED, DEFEATED SANITY) and features artwork from Ben Borucki (AGATHODAIMON, SUICIDE SILENCE). More BURIAL VAULT at www.facebook.com/burialvaultband.