» News Archive February 2014

February 28, 2014

Finnish Death Metallers DESECRESY have finished the recordings for their third album "Chasmic Transcendence". The release via Xtreem Music is scheduled for April 15, 2014 on CD, followed by a vinyl edition later on. An exclusive advance track of the album has been posted at this location. The complete tracklist reads like this: ‘The Ethereal Bane’, ‘Shattered Monuments’, ‘The Denied Legacy’, ‘The Eye Of Death’, ‘Cyclonic Mass Consumptor’, ‘Sons Of The Burning God II’, ‘Celestial Intoxication’, ‘Climber Of The Sky’, ‘Hibernant Orbs’, ‘Travellers Of Forbidden Planes’, ‘Voracious Mass’, ‘Waters Of Neptune’, ‘Infinite Halls’ and ‘Autumn Of Souls’. For more info about DESECRESY check out www.facebook.com/pages/desecresy/244902242257521

February 27, 2014

Canada’s GORGUTS will team up with MISERY INDEX for a European co-headlining tour this Spring. The tour starts on April 24, 2014 at Portugal’s Barroselas SWR Festival and runs until May 04, 2014 with a show at the Neurotic Deathfest in Tilburg, Netherlands. For more band information check out www.facebook.com/gorgutsofficial or www.facebook.com/miseryindex

Swedish Black Metallers CURSED 13 have released an official music video for ‘Death’n’Roll’, a song taken from their recent Carnal Records release "Triumf", at this location. More CURSED 13 information at www.cursed13.com.

February 25, 2014

UK’s blackened Thrash Metallers CULTFINDER are currently streaming their upcoming new mini CD "Hell’s Teeth" in its entirety at eldritchlunarmiasma.bandcamp.com. It features three re-recorded tracks from their 2011 demo tape plus two brand new songs. For all further CULTFINDER info check out www.facebook.com/unholycultfinder or unholycultfinder.bandcamp.com

The tracklist for the upcoming third DEUS OTIOSUS full length "Rise" reads like this: ‘Rising War’, ‘Iron Rule’, ‘Don’t Fuck With The Dead’, ‘Breeding Maggots’, ‘Vultures’, ‘Walk The Shadows’, ‘Stand Up And Fight’, ‘Will And Fear’ and ‘Fall Of The West’. The album was recorded at Fast Beat Studio, mixed at Earplug Studio and mastered at Necromorbus Studio. It is supposed to be released through Deepsend Records in the Summer. More information at www.deus-otiosus.com or www.facebook.com/deusotiosus.dk

February 22, 2014

On April 19, 2014 NASUM‘s only demo "Domedagen Gatefold" will be re-released via Power It Up as a special Record Store Day 7" in a 300g glossy gatefold sleeve, limited to 300 hand numbered copies in red vinyl.

HAEMORRHAGE‘s first recording "Obnoxious" will also be released on the same day as a limited vinyl 10" including the five original songs from the 7“ plus two bonus tracks. More info at www.power-it-up.de

Slovakia’s Black Metallers LUNATIC GODS have just finished working on their new EP "Slnovraty" at Shaark Studio in Bzenec, Czech Republic. One of the new songs (‘Kra úH’) can already be checked out at this location. The CD will be released in a unique leather packaging as a limited edition (300 copies). More information at www.facebook.com/lunaticgods

Unspeakable Axe Records in co-operation with War On Music have just released vinyl editions of BIRTH A.D.‘s "I Blame You" (limited to 300 copies, with 100 coming on green and black splatter vinyl) and BESIEGED‘s "Victims Beyond All Help"(limited to 500 copies with 100 on yellow and red splatter vinyl). Both are now available from www.unspeakableaxerecords.com.

French old school Death Metallers MERCYLESS will release their new album “Unholy Black Splendor“ on CD, LP and digital through Trendkill Recordings. It was mixed and mastered by Dan Swanö. The artwork was created by French duet Fortifem. You can check out or download a high quality .wav or .mp3 file here.

Los Angeles based Thrashers ANGER AS ART will play the Court Tavern in New Brunswick, NJ on March 26, the Acheron in Brooklyn, NY on March 27and at San Juan, Puerto Rico’s First Metal Expo Convention 2014 on March 29 with WARBRINGER, RAVEN, SOLSTICE and many more. A promo video for the two-day Metal Expo can be found here. More info at www.angerasart.com or www.facebook.com/angerasart

California based Death Metallers MORFIN have released a video for ‘Viral Mutation’ at this location. The song is taken from the band’s F.D.A. Records debut full length "Inoculation". More about MORFIN at www.facebook.com/morfindeathmetal

Swedish Metallers METHANE (featuring Tim Scott, former bassist of REVENANT and HATEPLOW) have released a 3 song EP single on January 31, 2014 entitled "Southern Metal". It was co-produced by Patrik Forsberg in his studio in Falun, Sweden in the Fall of 2013 and the tracklist reads like this: ‘Scars And Bars’, ‘Pray For Death’ and ‘Hang Me High’. The songs are available for download or streaming here. METHANE will be entering the studio again in the Spring with plans for some shows in Europe for the Summer and Fall of 2014. More information at www.facebook.com/methaneband

February 21, 2014

Spanish Black / Death Metallers FROZEN DAWN have been signed by Xtreem Music for the release of their sophomore full length "Those Of The Cursed Light". The album was recorded at Wintermoon Cult Studios and mixed and mastered by Raúl Casarrubios. The artwork was created by Gragoth (Luciferium War Graphics). Here’s the complete tracklist: ‘Banished, The Everlasting Confinement’, ‘Blackened March’, ‘Those Of The Cursed Light’, ‘Circles Of Frostbitten Ice’, ‘Nocturnal Sacrifice’, ‘Under Thy Throne’, ‘The Triumph Of God Frost’, ‘Eternal Frost’ and ‘Kalte Seele’. The band already made two of the songs available on their official Bandcamp site, as well as a promotional video for the song ‘Circles Of Frostbitten Ice‘. "Those Of The Cursed Light" will be released on March 15, 2014. More info at www.frozendawn.com and www.facebook.com/truefrozendawn

French Canadian Black Metallers NEIGE ET NOIRCEUR have posted a new track from their upcoming fourth album "Gouffre Onirique Et Abîmes Cosmiques" at this location. The album, which will be released on March 28, 2014 via Sepulchral Productions, features the following tracks: ‘Gouffre Onirique Et Abîmes Cosmiques’, ‘Future Torture’, ‘Écho Des Abysses’, ‘Le Portail De Kadath’, ‘La Marche Des Astres Noirs’, ‘Les Cavernes De Glace I’, ‘Les Cavernes De Glace II’ and ‘Les Cavernes De Glace III’. All additional information at www.zimondofin.com/neigeetnoirceur or www.facebook.com/sepulchral.prods

February 20, 2014

Polish Death / Thrashers EMPATIC will release their new album "Ruined Landscape" on April 11, 2014 through Terrasound Records. It was recorded at SB Studio in Ostroleka (Poland) and mixed and mastered by Tomasz ‘Zed’ Zalewski. The coverart was created by Jacek ‘Therion’ Wichowski. Marcin ‘Auman’ Rdest of FRONTSIDE contributes guest vocals to the track ‘Crimen Pessimum’. The full tracklist reads like this: ‘Trauma’, ‘Crimen Pessimum’, ‘Ruined Landscape’, ‘Oblivion Path’, ‘Ambush’, ‘Valley Of Shadows’, ‘Obsession’, ‘Fight’, ‘Countenance Of Fear’ and ‘Struggle (Empatic II)’. More info at: www.empatic.com or www.facebook.com/empatic.info

On February 28, 2014 the second demo by Polish Death Metallers EMBRIONAL is going to be re-released via Old Temple together with 8 extra live songs from a show at the Rude Boy Club in Bielsko-Biala on February 07, 2013 in Poland. It will be entitled "Annihilation 2007 + Live" and features artwork from Mariusz Krajewski as well as coverart by Perversor. You can check out the following two songs online: ‘Murder And Cruelty‘ and ‘Dismal Symbol‘ (live) More EMBRIONAL info: www.facebook.com/embrional

Italy’s Death / Thrashers OMNIVORE have just released their self-titled debut album through Unspeakable Axe Records. A promo video for the song ‘I Hope The War Comes’ is now playing at this location. For all additional info check out www.facebook.com/pages/omnivore/265473320143668

Unspeakable Axe Records have also just released TRENCHROT‘s debut album "Necronomic Warfare". The album’s title track is currently streaming at this location. For more TRENCHROT related information check out www.facebook.com/trenchrotdeathmetal

‘Chaotic Astral Ascension’, a track from Portland, Oregon’s SHROUD OF THE HERETIC‘s forthcoming debut album "Revelations In Alchemy" is already streaming at this location. The vinyl edition will be released on March 10, 2014 via Blood Harvest Records and the CD through Craneo Negro. More info at: www.facebook.com/shroudoftheheretic or www.shroudoftheheretic.bandcamp.com

February 19, 2014

Danish Death Metallers DEUS OTIOSUS have just published the song ‘Iron Rule’, from their upcoming third album "Rise" (which will be released via Deepsend Records later this year), at this location. For further information check out www.facebook.com/deusotiosus.dk

MAYHEM are now streaming the title-track from their forthcoming vinyl 7" single "Psywar" at this location. "Psywar" will be released on April 25, 2014 through Season Of Mist as a limited edition (500 copies of each version) and features the two songs ‘Psywar’ and ‘From Beyond The Event Horizon’ (non-album track). More info at www.facebook.com/mayhemofficial or www.thetruemayhem.com

"Private Judgement Day", the third full-length from Russian Death Metallers ABORTED FETUS, has just been released through Comatose Records. The album track ‘Malignant Pregnancy’ is currently streaming at www.comatosemusic.com. For all additional information on ABORTED FETUS check out www.abortedfetus.ru or www.facebook.com/abortedfetusbrutality

Florida’s RESURRECTION have parted ways with bassplayer / vocalist Damien Chavez and recruited Jeff Surmell of SOLACE OF REQUIEM to fill in for the upcoming European tour. Here’s the official band statement: "As of today (Feb. 18, 2014) RESURRECTION vocalist / bassist Damian Chavez is no longer with the band. Many reasons went into the decision to part ways, but all that needs to be said is that Damien is on a different level musically as well as personally, than the rest of the band. Our priorities just no longer aligned. Without going into excessive and unnecessary detail, and as hard as it is this close to the European tour, the band had to make the tough decision to cut our losses and move on. Jeff Sumrell, frontman for the technical Death Metal band SOLACE OF REQUIEM will be handling the vocal and bass duties during the upcoming "March Of Death" European tour. Jeff toured with the band in 2010 during the "Resurrected In Europe" tour and kicked ass every night of the tour. Jeff’s vocal style and power dramatically add to the brutality of our live performance and we’re excited about what the future might hold with Jeff and RESURRECTION. We would like to thank our fans for the continued support." ‘Rain Of Ashes’, a song from the upcoming new RESURRECTION album "Soul Descent – March Of Death" (which will be out in March), is currently streaming at this location. More band information at www.facebook.com/resurrectionflorida

February 18, 2014

Belgium’s ENTHRONED will release their new album "Sovereigns" via Agonia Records on April 15, 2014. The follow up to 2012’s "Obsidium" was recorded and mixed in the band’s own studio, Blackout Multimedia and features the following tracks: ‘Anteloquium’, ‘Sine Qua Non’, ‘Of Feathers And Flames’, ‘Lamp Of Invisible Lights’, ‘Of Shrines And Sovereigns’, ‘The Edge Of Agony’, ‘Divine Coagulation’, ‘Baal Al-Maut’ and ‘Nerxiarxin Mahathallah’. More ENTHRONED at www.facebook.com/frater.silurian

On March 17, 2014 Hammerheart Records will release RAUHNÅCHT‘s new album "Urzeitgeist" on digipak CD and gatefold 2 LP (on alpine ice coloured vinyl). You can already check out a teaser trailer here. For all additional info check out www.facebook.com/pages/rauhnacht/174849439232330

INFERNO‘s latest album "Omniabsence Filled By His Greatness" is nominated in the category "Best Hard & Heavy music" at the Czech Grammy Awards, which will be held on April 14, 2014 in Prague. The full list of nominees is available at this location. A full album stream of "Omniabsence Filled By His Greatness"can be found here. More INFERNO info at www.facebook.com/pages/inferno/322975231147644

Danish Death Metallers DEATH COMES PALE have been signed by Deepsend Records for the release of their debut album "World Grave". The album’s tracklist reads like this: ‘World Grave’, ‘Transgression’, ‘Spawn Of The Scorned’, ‘From The Lips Of The Dead’, ‘With A Foot In The Grave’, ‘The Putrification Process’, ‘Modern Enslavement’, ‘Fury Of Vengeance’, ‘Pulse Of Existence’, ‘Silent Genocide’ and ‘Where The Broken Resides’. All further information at www.facebook.com/deathcomespale

February 15, 2014

Peru’s Black / Deathers VLAD have just released a new 7" EP entitled "Morbid Awakening Of Goat" through Warhemic Productions (in co-operation with Pentagram Records). It features 4 exclusive and unreleased tracks and is limited to 500 copies in black vinyl (the first 200 are in red). The first 60 copies come with a limited t-shirt, the rest with an embroidered shaped logo patch. More info at www.facebook.com/pages/vlad-peru/169676563064512, www.warhemic.com, www.pentagramrecs.com

Bulgarian Death Metallers ENTHRALLMENT have just released their new album "The Voice Of Human Perversity" via Rebirth The Metal Productions in Europe, South America, and North America (and on Grindhead Records in Australia, New Zealand and Asia). It was mastered by James Murphy at Safehouse Productions and features the following tracks: ‘Screams Etched Within The Crags’, ‘Rats Before The Worms’, ‘Mummified Ante Mortem’, ‘Rove In Hell’, ‘Stench Of Burnt Down Sanctuary’, ‘Madness Coloured In Light’, ‘Tones Of Gladness’ and ‘Tool Of Suicide’. A full album stream is currently online at this location. For more band information check out www.enthrallment.eu or www.facebook.com/enthrallment

February 14, 2014

A new NOCTURNAL BREED song, entitled ‘Cursed Beyond Recognition’ is currently streaming at this location. It is taken from the band’s upcoming fifth full-length "Napalm Nights", which will be released on March 11, 2014 in Europe (and March 18, 2014 in North America) via Agonia Records as a digipak CD, limited double vinyl in gatefold sleeve (with lyricsheet and A2 poster) and digitally. The album was recorded at Killer Studio (Norway) in 2012 and 2013 and features a guest appearance of DARKTHRONE’s Nocturno Culto on vocals and former guitarist A.E. Rattlehead on guitars. Here’s the tracklist: ”The Devil Swept The Ruins’, ‘Speedkrieg’, ‘Cursed Beyond Recognition’, ‘The Bitch Of Buchenwald’, ‘Napalm Nights’, ‘Thrashiac’, ‘Dawn Campaign… Flamethrower Ridge’, ‘Under The Whip’, ‘Dragging The Priests’ and ‘Krigshisser’. For all further information check out the band’s facebook site at www.facebook.com/pages/nocturnal-breed-official/250907411181

CEMETERY FOG‘s third demo tape "Shadows From The Cemetery" will be released by Iron Bonehead Productions on March 31, 2014. It features the following tracks: ‘Into The Beyond’, ‘Shadows From The Cemetery’, ‘Voices From The Dark’, ‘Old Gates’ and ‘Outro’. More information or pre-order details you may find at the label’s website www.ironbonehead.de or www.facebook.com/ironboneheadproductions

Iron Bonehead Productions (in cooperation with Invictus Productions) will release a 7" EP from Belgian Black / Death Metallers POSSESSION on April 12, 2014. It will be entitled "Anneliese" and features two new songs (‘Anneliese’ and ‘Apparition’). More on POSSESSION at www.possessionrealm.com or www.facebook.com/pages/possession-band/245373092264618

Seance Records will release EREBUS ENTHRONED‘s second album "Temple Under Hell" on April 02, 2014. The tracklist reads as follows: ‘Sorathick Pentecost’, ‘Trisagion’, ‘Crucible Of Vitriol’, ‘Black Sword’, ‘Void Wind’, ‘The Temple Under Hell’ and ‘Return’. The album was recorded and mixed by Lachlan Mitchell (NAZXUL), mastered by AOD (DARKTHRONE, DISSECTION, ASCENSION, KATHARSIS, PSEUDOGOD) and features artwork by Denis Forkas Kostromitin (BEHEMOTH, GRAVE MIASMA, WRATHPRAYER). More info at www.erebusenthroned.com or www.facebook.com/erebusenthroned

Greek’s DODSFERD are currently streaming their cover of the MISFITS’ classic ‘We Are 138’ at this location. The song is taken from DODSERD’s upcoming new release "The Parasitic Survival Of The Human Race", which will be released via Moribund Records on March 18, 2014. Here’s the album’s full tracklist: ‘Breeding Chaos’, ‘Creator Of Disease’, ‘Stupid Worthless Sheep’, ‘Doubting Your Worth’ and ‘We Are 138’ (MISFITS cover). More information at www.moribundcult.com or www.facebook.com/moribundrecordsofficial

EREB ALTOR will release a new 7" EP entitled "The Lake Of Blood" on February 21, 2014 through Cyclone Empire. The EP features the two previously unreleased tracks ‘The Lake Of Blood’ and ‘Fire Meets Ice’ (Acoustic Version) and will be limited to 500 copies. More about EREB ALTOR at www.erebaltor.com or www.facebook.com/erebaltorofficial

February 12, 2014

A full-album stream of the forthcoming CD / DVD digipak reissue of "Wicca", the 1992 debut from Brazilian Black Metallers MYSTIFIER, can be heard at this location now. The reissue features two bonus tracks, was remastered and comes up with a 16 pages booklet and an additional live DVD with two concerts by the band. It will be released via Greyhaze Records on February 18, 2014 (in the U.S.) and February 24, 2014 (in Europe). A vinyl version of the album is about to follow. More MYSTIFIER at www.mystifier.com.br

On March 28, 2014 Sepulchral Productions will release two vinyl 7" EPs: "Légendes", a gatefold double split 7" featuring four Black Metal acts from Québec (FORTERESSE, CHASSE-GALERIE, MONARQUE and CSEJTHE) and "Adversity / Servitude" from BEAST WITHIN. Both EPs are limited to 500 copies, including 100 copies of each in different colors. More info at www.sepulchralproductions.com

‘Bloodgift’, the track from the upcoming new EMBRYONIC DEVOURMENT release, "Reptilian Agenda", is already streaming at this location. "Reptilian Agenda" was mixed and mastered by Colin Davis (VILE) and will be released on February 18, 2014 via www.deepsend.com. For all additional info on EMBRYONIC DEVOURMENT check out www.facebook.com/embryonicdevourment or www.embryonicdevourment.com

February 11, 2014

The second full length album from Chile’s THY SERPENT’S CULT will be entitled "Sedition, Sorcery And Blasphemy" and is going to be released through Ordo MCM Records in April or May 2014. For more info and updates check out www.facebook.com/pages/thy-serpents-cult/166289156728409

Dutch Death Metal masters PENTACLE have announced the following releases: "Ancient Death" tape (on Ancestral Terror Productions), "Under The Black Cross" tape (on Metal Defiance / III Damnation Productions), a contribution to the "Vestibule Of Hell" compilation album on Wolfsbane Records, a split 12” with SADISTIC INTENT on Iron Pegasus Records and "The Fifth Moon… Beyond And Back" double compilation CD on Vic Records, featuring the band’s very first mini-album "The Fifth Moon", the "Exalted Journey" EP, the DSFA compilation track, the "Winds Of The Fall" demo, the "Caressed By Both Sides" rehearsal demo plus some extras. For all further info and updates check out www.pentacle.nl

On March 11, 2014 Kaotoxin Records will release "Enlightening The Unknown" from INSAIN as a limited edition (1,000 copies only, no repress) deluxe digipak CD. A video trailer can be checked out at this location. The artwork was created by Headsplit Design (ARCH ENEMY, SIX FEET UNDER, MUMAKIL) and the following tracks will appear on it: ‘Abyssum Invocatis’, ‘Absorbing’, ‘The Faceless One’, ‘Beyond Stellar Remnants’, ‘The Scourge’, ‘Enlightening The Unknown’ and ‘Apex’. More info about INSAIN at www.facebook.com/insaindeath

US Death Metallers MORFIN have released an official music video for ‘Viral Mutation’, the latest track off the band’s forthcoming debut, "Inoculation", at this location. "Inoculation" was recorded at Executer Studio in Pico Rivera, California (SKELETAL REMAINS), with artwork courtesy of Badic Art (SKELETAL REMAINS, GOREGAST, DEMONICAL, DEHUMAN REIGN). The album will be released on February 21, 2014 on CD, vinyl and digital formats. The vinyl edition will be available on red / black marbled (100 copies only) or standard black vinyl. Pre-orders are being taken now at www.fda-records.com. More MORFIN information at www.facebook.com/morfindeathmetal

Iron Bonehead Productions will release a new 7" EP from New Zealand’s Black / Death Metallers HERESIARCH on March 31, 2014. It is entitled "Wælwulf" and features the following tracks: ‘Waewulf’, ‘Abrecan’ and ‘Endethraest’. For more band info check out www.facebook.com/heresiarchcult

On March 28, 2014 Sepulchral Productions will release NEIGE ET NOIRCEUR‘s fourth full-length "Gouffre Onirique Et Abîmes Cosmiques". Here’s the tracklist: ‘Gouffre Onirique Et Abîmes Cosmiques’, ‘Future Torture’, ‘Écho Des Abysses’, ‘Le Portail De Kadath’, ‘La Marche Des Astres Noirs’, ‘Les Cavernes De Glace I’, ‘Les Cavernes De Glace II’ and ‘Les Cavernes De Glace III’. More info at www.zimondofin.com/neigeetnoirceur

Chile’s Death Metallers SLAUGHTBBATH are currently working on a compilation CD that will features new, old and unreleased stuff. Additionally to that a split 7" EP with KILL (Sweden) on Dybbuk Records and a split MLP with HADES ARCHER (Chile) are in the works as well. The CD edition will be released by Mushantufe Productions and the vinyl edition by Iron Bonehead Productions. For all additional SLAUGHTBBATH info check out www.facebook.com/slaughtbbath

IMPALED NAZARENE will release their 12th studio album "Vigorous And Liberating Death" on April 14, 2014 via Osmose Productions on CD, gatefold LP (with poster) and digital download. It contains the following songs: ‘King Reborn’, ‘Flaming Sword Of Satan’, ‘Pathological Hunger For Violence’, ‘Vigorous And Liberating Death’, ‘Martial Law’, ‘Riskiarvio’, ‘Apocalypse Principle’, ‘Kuoleman Varjot’, ‘Vestal Virgins’, ‘Drink Consultation’, ‘Dystopia A.S.’, ‘Sananvapaus’ and ‘Hostis Humani Generis’. The album was recorded at City Lights and S/Mental studios and is currently being mixed at Studio Fungus by the band’s long term sound engineer Max “Kosher/Kebab” Kostermaa who also handled the previous album "Road To The Octagon". "Vigorous And Liberating Death" will be mastered by Mika Jussila at Finnvox Studios and the cover art has been created by Taneli Jarva. More IMPALED NAZARENE at www.facebook.com/impalednazareneofficial

February 10, 2014

Dutch Death Metallers CENTURIAN have announced a European tour for June / July. The tour will also feature Brazil’s NERVOCHAOS and WARCURSED. For booking / info check out www.roadmasterbooking.com

February 08, 2014

California’s GRAVEHILL will release their third full length "Death Curse" through Dark Descent Records on April 01, 2014. The album includes guest appearances from Chris Reifert and Eric Cutler of AUTOPSY and Kam Lee (MASSACRE, DEATH and BONE GNAWER). The artwork was created by Chris Moyen (INCANTATION, BLASPHEMY etc.). "Death Curse" features the following 9 tracks: ‘Gates Of Hell’, ‘Death Curse’, ‘At Hell’s Command’, ‘Open Their Throats’, ‘Fear The Reaper’, ‘Unending Lust For Evil’, ‘Black Blood Rising’, ‘Crucified’ and ‘The Ascending Fire’. More info at www.gravehill666.com or www.facebook.com/gravehill

Greek’s BURIAL HORDES (featuring members and ex – members of DEAD CONGREGATION, RAVENCULT and ENSHADOWED), will release their third full-length "Incendium" on February 10, 2014 via Hellthrasher Productions. It was mixed and mastered at Endarker Studio in Sweden and is the band’s first record to feature drummer Nuctemeron (EMBRACE OF THORNS, NECROVOROUS, RESURGENCY). The album’s artwork was created by Mark Riddick. Here’s the complete tracklist: ‘Unleash Havoc’, ‘Horns Of Consecration’, ‘Nailed Curse’, ‘Path Of Bloodshed’, ‘Abomination’, ‘Scorned (Aokigahara)’, ‘Black Shrouds Of Depravity’ and ‘Incendium’. A full album stream is already available at this location. All additional info at www.facebook.com/burialhordesofficial

Milwaukee’s SHROUD OF DESPONDENCY will self-release a double album entitled "Tied To A Dying Animal" on February 12, 2014. For more detailed information you can check out two streams at shroudofdespondency.bandcamp.com.

On April 01, 2014 Greek Death Metallers MASS INFECTION will release their new full-length "For I Am Genocide" through Comatose Music. The follow up to 2009’s "The Age Of Recreation" features the following tracks: ‘Praised By All The Entities’, ‘The Scourge Of Living Forms’, ‘Hierarchy Of The Highest Abomination’, ‘Beholding The Throne’, ‘Unearthly Legion’, ‘Maelstrom Of Endless Suffering’, ‘Beyond Perpetuation’, ‘Nihilism Reigns’ and ‘The Genocide Revealed’. The album track ‘Praised By All The Entities’ is now streaming at this location. More about MASS INFECTION at www.facebook.com/pages/mass-infection/129646357120635

February 07, 2014

Germany’s old school Death Metallers REVEL IN FLESH will release two split 7" EPs this February. The first one is a split with GRAVE WAX (feat. Kam Lee on vocals, Mark Riddick etc.). It will be released by Doomentia Records at the end of February in 3 different colours (clear, bronze & black). The layout and cover artwork was done by Riddick Arts. You can check out a trailer for it here. The second one is a split 7" EP with Swedish Death Metallers PUTERAEON, which will be out on Cyclone Empire on February 22, 2014 as a part of their "Imperial Anthems" series. It will be available on handnumbered golden vinyl. For pre – orders go here. For more information about REVEL IN FLESH go here: www.facebook.com/pages/revel-in-flesh/304228902958414

Cyclone Empire will re-release "To The Gory End" (1990), "Death Shall Rise" (1991) and "The Sins Of Mankind" (1993), the first three albums from reformed British Death Metallers CANCER, this spring on CD and vinyl. The band will also play the following festivals this year: Radfest (UK), Maryland Deathfest (US) and Hells Pleasure (GER). More info at www.facebook.com/cancerbanduk

February 06, 2014

Los Angeles based Metallers HELLION will release a 2-disc anthology entitled "To Hellion And Back" through HNE / Cherry Red Records on April 1, 2014. The first 1,000 copies will be autographed by the band’s singer, Ann Boleyn. "To Hellion And Back" features a collection of fan favorites, hard-to-find recordings and previously unreleased tracks. The cover artwork was created by Gaetano Di Falco and inspired by a photography of P.G. Brunelli. HELLION’s new tracks were produced by Ken Scott, who has already been working on albums from THE BEATLES, SUPERTRAMP, DAVID BOWIE, MISSING PERSONS and KANSAS. The complete tracklist of "To Hellion And Back" reads like this: ‘Backstabber’, ‘Driving Hard’, ‘Don’t Take No For An Answer’, ‘Break The Spell’, ‘Up From The Depths’, ‘Run For Your Life’, ‘Get Ready’, ‘Witching Hour’, ‘Screams In The Night’, ‘Upside Down’ (Guitar Solo) / ‘The Hand’, ‘Bad Attitude’, ‘Tower Of Air’, ‘Nevermore’, ‘Exciter’, ‘The Evil One’, ‘Breakdown’, ‘The Black Book’, ‘Living In Hell’, ‘Stormrider’, ‘Demon Attack’, ‘Resurrection’ / ‘Will Not Go Quietly’, ‘Shit (Is Gonna Hit The Fan)’, ‘Dead And Gone’, ‘Dream Deceiver’ and ‘Hell Has No Fury’. HELLION’s current line-up includes drummer Simon Wright (AC/DC, Geoff Tate’s QUEENSRŸCHE, DIO, DIO DISCIPLES), keyboarder Scott Warren (DIO, HEAVEN & HELL), bassist Bjorn Englen (YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, DIO DISCIPLES) and lead guitarist Maxxxwell Carlisle. HELLION will tour Europe in 2014 and is expected to appear at a number of major festivals. For more information and updates check out www.hellion.us or www.facebook.com/hellion.official

American Doom / Deathers ENCOFFINATION will release their third full-length “III – Hear Me, O’ Death (Sing Thou Wretched Choirs)” in mid 2014 on Selfmadegod Records. The album, that was recorded in various sessions throughout 2013 (the drums at Universal Sound in San Diego, California, and the rest at Graf Yairden in Atlanta) is currently being mixed and the following songs will appear on the album: ‘Charnel Bowels Of A Putrescent Earth’, ‘Cemeteries Of Purgation’, ‘Crowned Icons’, ‘Mould Of Abandonment’, ‘Rotting Immemorial’ and ‘From His Holy Cup Drink; Come Death’. More info at www.facebook.com/templeofencoffinment

On March 31, 2014 Blood Harvest will release a 7" EP from Chile’s CEREMONIAL. It will be entitled "Ars Magicka" and the tracklist reads like this: ‘The Cloud Upon The Sanctuary’, ‘A.·.R.·.C.·.’, ‘Havohej’ and ‘Tribulations’. All further info at www.bloodharvest.se

"Violence And The Macabre", the first full-length from Philippines based DOWN FROM THE WOUND in seven years (and the band’s follow-up to their 2007 debut "Agony Through Rituals Of Self Purification") is now available via www.comatosemusic.com. For more info on DOWN FROM THE WOUND check out www.facebook.com/pages/down-from-the-wound/255844915511

February 05, 2014

Chile’s old school Death Metallers ATOMIC AGGRESSOR are currently recording their debut album "Sights Of Suffering" at Pulsar Studios in Santiago, with a release date scheduled later this year through Hells Headbangers (Rawforce Records will be handling the record in Chile). Here’s an official statement from the band: "We are honored to be supported by Hells Headbangers and Rawforce Records in our largest project to date. It hasn’t been easy, but we have tried to follow the story at the point we left in the early ’90s, keeping the style we used to play in 1991. Deathbangers can expect nine new tracks of genuine South American old school Death Metal, including many rhythm changes, heaviness, and some Thrash Metal influences." ATOMIC AGGRESSOR released two demos ("Bloody Ceremonial" in 1989 and "Resurrection" in 1991) and then broke up. In 2007 they reunited to play a couple of festivals in Chile and a year later, the "Rise Of The Ancient Ones" demo compilation was released through Hells Headbangers. In 2013 the band’s first new recordings appeared on the "Blind Servants" split 7" with DEATH YELL, followed by the "Live Ceremonial" live CD on Rawforce Records. ATOMIC AGGRESSOR’s current line-up includes the two original members Alejandro Díaz (bass / vocals) and Enrique Zúñiga (guitars), and two members that joined the band after the reunion: Julio Bórquez (guitar) and Álvaro Llanquitruf (drums). More info: www.facebook.com/atomicaggressor

Florida’s RESURRECTION have been signed by Old School Metal Records for the release of "Soul Descent – March Of Death", the band’s first full-length since 2008’s "Mistaken For Dead". The album will be released in March, in conjunction with the "March Of Death" European Tour which kicks off on March 14, 2014 in Germany and will take RESURRECTION through Germany, Belgium, Holland, Czech Republic and Poland. For more band information check out www.facebook.com/resurrectionflorida.

Swedish blackened Death Metallers OMNIZIDE are now streaming their debut full length "Death Metal Holocaust" in its entirety at this location. More about OMNIZIDE at www.facebook.com/omnizide

February 04, 2014

Swedish Black Metallers ORCULTUS have just released a promotional video for their forthcoming self-titled 7" EP here. The EP, that will be released on February 28, 2014 via Forever Plagued Records, features the following tracks: ‘Unus’, ‘Duo’, ‘Tribus’ and ‘Untitles’. For all additional information check out www.foreverplaguedrecords.com or www.facebook.com/foreverplagued

Italy’s ABHOR will be entering Vinum Sabbati Studio soon to record their sixth album "Ritualia Stramonium". It will feature Wildness Perversion from MORTUARY DRAPE on drums and is supposed to be released through Moribund Records by the end of the year. ABHOR’s last full length "Ab Luna Lucenti, Ab Noctua Protecti" (from 2009) has recently been released as a limited vinyl edition with new artwork by Raging Bloodlust Records. For all further ABHOR info check out www.legioneocculta.com

U.S. Death Metallers BLOODSOAKED have launched a campaign to raise funds for their fourth full-length album, "Religious Apocalypse" (to be released later this year via Comatose Music) at this location. The band’s main man Peter Hasselbrack issued the following official statement: "We took less money from our record label this time around so we could secure the digital rights to BLOODSOAKED’s music and give back to the fans. With our new deal with Comatose Music we now have the rights to give away all BLOODSOAKED’s music absolutely free via the BLOODSOAKED web site. What does this mean to you…? Well, six months after the new BLOODSOAKED album is released we will be releasing every BLOODSOAKED album free to everyone and anyone. We are doing this to give back to all the fans that have supported and continue to support BLOODSOAKED." BLOODSOAKED’s "The Death Of Hope" (from 2011) and "Sadistic Greed… Grotesque Memories" (from 2009) are streaming in their entirety at www.bloodsoaked.stereokiller.com. More info at www.bloodsoaked.net or www.facebook.com/bloodsoaked666

February 03, 2014

Spanish Death Metallers MORBID FLESH will release their new EP "Embedded In The Ossuary" through Unholy Prophecies on March, 31st 2014. It will feature the following tracks: ‘Entrance To The Ossuary’ (Intro), ‘Charnel House’, ‘Under Ragged Hoods’, ‘Rising Of Shadows’ and ‘From Beyond The Bounds’, ‘Summoning The Sorcery Of Death’. The material was recorded, mixed and mastered at Moontower Studios (GRAVEYARD, AVULSED, NOMINON, TEITANBLOOD, etc.) and the cover art was created by Javi Castaño. You can already check out the track ‘Charnel House’ at the Unholy Prophecies bandcamp site. For all additional band information check out www.facebook.com/morbidflesh

Florida’s MASSACRE will release their new full length "Back From Beyond" via Century Media Records on March 24, 2014 in Europe and April 01, 2014 in North America. The album was recorded and mixed at CGM Studios in Altamonte Springs, Florida with producer Tim Vazquez and the tracklist reads like this: ‘As We Wait To Die’, ‘Ascension Of The Deceased’, ‘Hunter’s Blood’, ‘Darkness Fell’, ‘False Revelation’, ‘Succumb To Rapture’, ‘Remnants Of Hatred’, ‘Shield Of The Son’, ‘The Evil Within’, ‘Sands Of Time’, ‘Beast Of Vengeance’, ‘Back From Beyond’ and ‘Honor The Fallen’. The band’s current line-up consists of Terry Butler (bass), Frederick "Rick Rozz" DeLillo (guitar), Mike Mazzonetto (drums, ex – PAIN PRINCIPLE) and Ed Webb (vocals, ex-DIABOLIC / EULOGY). The cover artwork was created by Toshihiro Egawa (CRYPTOPSY, KRISIUN, DEVOURMENT). In July 2012 MASSACRE already released a 7" single ("Condemned To The Shadows"), which is available on black, transparent and yellow vinyl. It contains the two new songs ‘Succumb To Rapture’ and ‘Back From Beyond’. More MASSACRE info at www.facebook.com/massacreflorida