» News Archive August 2014

August 30, 2014

The tracklist for "Human Hecatomb", the upcoming album from Russian Death Metallers PYRE, reads like this: ‘Merciless Disease’, ‘Far Beyond The Unknow’, ‘Last Nail In Your Coffin’, ‘Possessed’, ‘Flesh To Poles’, ‘Under The DeathReign’, ‘We Came To Spill Thy Blood’, ‘Curse Bloodline’ and ‘Disturbia’. More info at www.facebook.com/pages/pyre/183665955062494 or http://pyreofdeath.bandcamp.com

Greek brutal Death Metallers ABNORMAL INHUMANE have just been signed by Xtreem Music. In 2011 the band released their debut album "Disgusting Cruelty Of Homicide" through the Russian label Anopsys Records and a split CD with PARASITOSIS. They are currently writing new material for their second album, which is planned to be recorded around mid 2015. You can listen to the band’s full "Promo 2014" here. All further information at www.facebook.com/abnormalinhumanedeathmetal

August 26, 2014

Chile’s PUTRID EVOCATION have just finished the recordings of their debut album "Echoes Of Death". The album features 8 own songs plus a cover of Finnish CONVULSE (‘Putrid Intercourse’). The release is scheduled for November 01, 2014 via Xtreem Music. An exclusive new song can already be checked out here. More PUTRID EVOCATION information at www.facebook.com/putridevocation

Dutch blackened Heavy / Thrashers ONHEIL released some audio samples from their upcoming album "Storm Is Coming" in form of a teaser video at this location. The album will be released on September 05, 2014 via Cyclone Empire. It was produced and mixed by Bart Hennephof (TEXTURES) and Yuma van Eekelen (ex – PESTILENCE) at Final Focus Studios, The Netherlands and the mastering was done by Tore Stjerna at Necromorbus Studios, Sweden (WATAIN, DESTRÖYER 666). The complete tracklist reads like this: ‘Embrace The Chaos’, ‘Kill Tomorrow’, ‘Self-Destruction Mode’, ‘The Omega Legions’, ‘Storm Is Coming’, ‘The End Of Everything’, ‘Wings Of Death’, ‘Dronkenschap In Duisternis II’, ‘Nature’s Wrath’ and ‘Streams Of Silence’. A special album release show takes place on August 30, 2014 at the Bibelot in Dordrecht, The Netherlands. More live performances will follow later this year. For all further info check out www.onheil.com or www.facebook.com/onheilmusic

French female fronted Black Metallers KARNE have signed a deal with Quality Steel Records and will release their debut album "Faith In Flesh" in the Fall of 2014. A song called “Agony” is available for streaming at this location now. More about KARNE at www.facebook.com/karnebm

Blood Harvest Records will release three new 7" EPs in September: "Emanation From Below" from San Diego based ASCENDED DEAD (September 08, 2014), "Invisible Spears Of Abomination" from Cleveland’s ENERGUMEN (September 08, 2014) and "Plague Winds" from Switzerland’s KURNUGIA (September 22, 2014). A sample track from each EP can already be heard at this location. For more information or pre-orders go to www.bloodharvest.se

Technical blackened Death Metallers SOLACE OF REQUIEM have released a video for ‘The Fields Of Putridity’ at this location (censored version – the uncensored version can be found here). The song is taken off the band’s upcoming fourth album "Casting Ruin" which will be released on August 29, 2014 via ViciSolum Productions. For more SOLACE OF REQUIEM information check out www.solreq.com or www.facebook.com/solaceofrequiem

Finland’s Death Metallers DECAYING will be releasing a new EP entitled "New Order" on August 26, 2014 as a free digital download at their bandcamp site. The EP features a re-recorded version of the song ‘New Order’, which was originally released on the band’s first full-length album "Devastate" plus three live tracks. The new version of ‘New Order’ is an outtake from the recording sessions of their fourth full-length "One To Conquer", which will be released this Fall through Hellthrasher Productions. The complete tracklist reads like this: ‘New Order’ (2014), ‘The Ardennes Offensive’ (live), ‘The Aftermath’ (live) and ‘Initiation & Operation Citadel’ (live). More about DECAYING at www.facebook.com/pages/decaying/127897600587653

On September 30, 2014 Portland’s doomy Death Metallers SEMPITERNAL DUSK will release their self-titled debut full-length via Dark Descent Records. The album features five tracks with a total playing time of forty-seven minutes. The band also contributed the one-minute track ‘Beneath The Emblems Of Death’ to the "Monomaniac Vol. 1" 7" EP, released by Blastbeat Mailmurder from Greece. More info at www.facebook.com/sempiternaldusk

ENTHRONED will be playing a couple of headlining shows across Brazil at the end of August in support of their new album "Sovereigns", which was released earlier this year via Agonia Records. More details at: www.facebook.com/frater.silurian

August 24, 2014

Russian Death Metallers PYRE have just released the new track ‘Merciless Disease’ through their official bandcamp page. The band will release their debut full-length "Human Hecatomb" via Chaos Records in late September 2014. More PYRE information at www.facebook.com/pages/pyre/183665955062494

August 22, 2014

‘Archways’, a track from the upcoming second full-length STENCH album "Venture", is now streaming at the following location. "Venture" was recorded at Necromorbus Studio (WATAIN, PORTRAIT) in Stockholm, Sweden and is going to be released on September 26, 2014 in Europe and October 07, 2014 in North America via Agonia Records as a digipak CD, digitally and 12" vinyl (black, limited picture disc and a special colour version). The tracklist reads like this: ‘Archways’, ‘The Vast’, ‘Road’, ‘Small Death’, ‘Celebration’, ‘Way’ and ‘Venture’. All further information about these Swedish Death Metallers can be found at www.facebook.com/pages/stench-official/213520935347849

August 21, 2014

Finland’s WÖMIT ANGEL will be releasing their second album "Holy Goatse" via Inverse Records on October 03, 2014. The tracklist reads like this: ‘Serpens Cauda’, ‘Skin’n’Fuck’, ‘Nekrofilian Kutsu’, ‘Nailgun Crucified’, ‘Summoning The Spirits Of Agony (Through Self-Fatality)’, ‘I Come With A Murder’, ‘The Witchhammer’ and ‘Holy Goatse’. A video for ‘Into The Storm Of Sodom’ (from 2012’s "Sodomatik Rites Of I.N.R.I" album) can be checked out here. More information at www.womitangel.net or www.facebook.com/pages/wömit-angel/190157331001341

Black / Death Metallers SACROCURSE are streaming their debut album "Unholier Master" in its entirety at this location now. It was just released this week by Hells Headbangers (Iron Bonehead Production is handling the European vinyl pressing). The tracklist reads as follows: ‘Sepulchral Desolation’, ‘All Existence Perishes’, ‘Command Demonic Prayers’, ‘Rites Of Perverted Idolatry’, ‘Oath For Eternal Damnation’, ‘C.O.N.V.U.L.S.E.’, ‘Unholier Master’, ‘Ripping Death Solution’, ‘Sulphur Blessing’ and ‘End Of Mankind Universe’. For all further SACROCURSE info check out www.facebook.com/sacrocurse

August 20, 2014

Switzerland’s NECROSEMEN will start recording a new, as yet untitled, EP for Blood Harvest Records at the end of August. After the release, the band will continue work on their debut album. NECROSEMEN’s "And All Shall Be Smitten By Fyre" 12" MLP (from 2013) can still be heard in its entirety here. More band info at www.facebook.com/ncrsmn

Brazilian Thrashers RED FRONT have released a new video for the song ‘N.W.C.’ It was edited by Michel Marcos from M&H Studio and can be checked out at this location. Since the release of their "Memories Of War" album from 2011 the band went through some line-up changes and is currently working on a new album. More information at www.facebook.com/redfrontband

Belgium’s brutal Death Metallers EMETH have just anounced the tracklist for their upcoming fourth album "Aethyr" which will be released on September 15, 2014 via Xtreem Music. It reads like this: ‘I Became Flesh And Dwelleth Amongst Thee’, ‘Exterminate The Vacillating’, ‘Aethyr’, ‘Der Einsam Wandler’, ‘Suffering Comes With Thy Name’, ‘Eidolons Of Ash’, ‘The Hour Of The Great Contempt’, ‘Wrath Upon The Cursed’, ‘Lama Sabachtani’ and ‘Serpents Walk As If Human’. You can already listen to an exclusive advance song here. More about EMETH at www.facebook.com/pages/emeth/67507937997

On August 29, 2014 Cyclone Empire will release the 15th edition of their IMPERIAL ANTHEMS EP series. This time you’ll get exclusive tracks from Sweden’s PAGANIZER and Holland’s GRAND SUPREME BLOOD COURT. The 7” includes a text / photo insert and is limited to 500 handnumbered copies, pressed on magenta coloured vinyl. For more information and pre-orders check out www.cyclone-empire.com

August 18, 2014

Australian Black Metallers PESTILENTIAL SHADOWS will release their fifth full-length album "Ephemeral" via Seance Records on October 31, 2014. Here’s the full tracklist already: ‘Throes’, ‘Mill Of Discord’, ‘Fragments’, ‘Sorrow Of Tongues’, ‘Hymn Of Isolation & Suicide’, ‘Emphemeral’ and ‘Expire’. More band information at www.facebook.com/pestilentialshadowsofficial

August 15, 2014

Norwegian Death Metallers DISKORD are currently streaming their new mini album "Oscillations" in its entirety at this location. It has just been released on digipak CD via Hellthrasher Productions (Europe) and Australopitheucs Records (USA). The vinyl edition will be out on September 02, 2014 in two different colors. The tracklist of "Oscillations"reads like this: ‘Horrid Engine’, ‘Lethargic Regression’, ‘Hermit Dream’, ‘Elytrous Oscillations’, ‘Symbiotic Whims’ and ‘A Downward Spire’. More about DISKORD at www.facebook.com/pages/diskord/6342268411

"Scourge Of The Formless Breed", the third album from Italy’s brutal Death Metallers SEPTYCAL GORGE, will be self-released by the band in Europe on September 05, 2014 while the U.S. edition will be released (with a different packaging) via Comatose Music on October 14, 2014. Here’s the complete tracklist: ‘Living Torment Of The Sleeping God’, ‘Urizen – The Burning Sun’, ‘Slaughter Conceived’, ‘No Spawn No Reign (Sons Of Enoch Pt.1)’, ‘Breed Of The Rejected (Sons Of Enoch Pt.2)’, ‘Anabasis / Paralysis’, ‘Deeds Of Eternity’, ‘Coil Of Nothingness’ and ‘Awakening Of The Seven Serpents’. You can already stream the track ‘Breed Of The Rejected (Sons Of Enoch Pt.2)’ at this location. More about SEPTYCAL GORGE at www.facebook.com/septycalgorge.official

August 14, 2014

"Ghost Chants", the debut full length album from Polish Black Metallers OUTRE, will be released through Third Eye Temple in cooperation with Essential Purification Records and Godz Ov War Productions this Fall as a regular CD and vinyl LP. The cover artwork was created by Robert A. von Ritter. In early 2015 a split release with ENTROPIA (which will contain exclusive material) is about to follow. More info about OUTRE at www.facebook.com/outremetal

On September 15, 2014 Invictus Productions will release "Epiphany", the second demo of Finnish Black / Death Metallers OBSCURE BURIAL, on cassette tape. The tracklist reads like this: ‘Night Queen’, ‘Dweller In The Abyss’, ‘Daemonic Incantation’ and ‘Epiphany’. All further information at www.facebook.com/pages/obscure-burial/347232682060598

August 13, 2014

Horror Pain Gore Death Productions have just released "Al Insane… The (Re)Birth Of Abderrahmane", the debut album from Algeria Death Metallers LELAHELL. The album was mixed and mastered by Ivan of Anthropocide Studio (ABOMINABLE PUTRIDITY, ABORTED FETUS) and features cover artwork by Kaamos Illustration (HYPOCRISY, PAIN). The album is streaming in its entirety at this location. A teaser studio video has been posted here. More band info at www.facebook.com/lelahell

Here’s an official statement from Denmark’s DENIAL OF GOD: "As some of you may have heard most of the shows on our upcoming South American tour have been cancelled for reasons way out of our hands. A couple of shows got cancelled and the whole cardhouse came tumbling down due to very unprofessional handling of it all by David Delgado / Sephira Daath Productions, who never got around to providing us with a fully detailed tour schedule nor plane tickets. He couldn’t even find the decency to make it public that some shows have been cancelled (just like in the ENTHRONED case recently) and apparently still owes money to some bookers. All we got was a lot of talk and empty promises and we wasted a lot of time on this. But luckily there are still some serious and dedicated souls out there, so the two planned shows in Brazil in Caverna’s Bar, Cuiaba (12/9) and Inferno Club, Sao Paulo (13/9) will still take place as the only two remaining shows out of the promised 12 shows, so come join us for two nights of total fucking death! It’s your only chance to catch the ghouls this time." More DENIAL OF GOD at www.facebook.com/pages/denial-of-god/196575850368007

On September 01, 2014 Xtreem Music will re-issue the entire discography of Spanish Death Metallers TRASCËNDENTAL. The "Nothingness" entitled release comes with remastered sound and improved artwork (featuring both original album covers), lyrics and tons of photos and flyers from back in the days. TRASCËNDENTAL formed back in 1991 and released their first demo "Uncertain Future" in 1995 (it would become their debut album "Behind…" one year later). In 1998 their second album "Dimensions" was released and the band disbanded right after that. Both albums originally were released in very limited self-financed quantities, with almost no promotion and distribution at all. You can check out a song from their debut album "Behind…" at this location. More info at www.xtreemmusic.com

On their newest album "Religious Apocalypse" US Death Metallers BLOODSOAKED pay tribute to the Glam Metal era of the 80s with brutalized versions of CINDERELLA and RATT. The band has just posted both tracks on their YouTube channel, so feel free to check them out already: ‘Shake Me‘ (CINDERELLA), ‘You’re In Love‘ (RATT). "Religious Apocalypse" will be released on September 02, 2014 via Comatose Music. More about BLOODSOAKED at www.bloodsoaked.net or www.facebook.com/bloodsoaked666

‘Rites Of Perverted Idolatry’, a track from SACROCURSE‘s forthcoming debut album, "Unholier Master" can already be heard over here. The album will be released on August 19, 2014 via Hells Headbangers (Iron Bonehead Productions is handling the European vinyl pressing). The complete tracklist reads like this: ‘Sepulchral Desolation’, ‘All Existence Perishes’, ‘Command Demonic Prayers’, ‘Rites Of Perverted Idolatry’, ‘Oath For Eternal Damnation’, ‘C.O.N.V.U.L.S.E.’, ‘Unholier Master’, ‘Ripping Death Solution’, ‘Sulphur Blessing’ and ‘End Of Mankind Universe’. For more information check out www.facebook.com/sacrocurse

August 12, 2014

Hells Headbangers have signed Richmond, Virginia based Speed Metallers BAT. The band features MUNICIPAL WASTE’s Ryan Waste on bass / vocals, Felix Griffin (ex – D.R.I.) on drums and VOLTURE’s Nick Poulos on guitar. Before the release of their debut full length Hells Headbangers will also put out a 7" entitled "Cruel Discipline". The band’s "Primitive Age" demo will also be re-released on 12" vinyl. You can check that one out over here.  BAT will be playing a couple of North American shows with CHAINBREAKER later this month and into September. For all further details check out www.facebook.com/bewareofthebat

On August 29, 2014 ViciSolum Productions will release "Casting Ruin", the fourth album from Virginia’s SOLACE OF REQUIEM. You can already check out the album tracks ‘Soiling The Fields Of Putridity’ and ‘Heaving Bile And Ash’ here. The full tracklist reads like this: ‘Defiling The Spectrum’, ‘Casting Ruin’, ‘Soiling The Fields Of Putridity’, ‘Song Of Shards’, ‘Wading Into Mire’, ‘Eroded Absolution’, ‘Heaving Bile And Ash’, ‘Pools Of Ablation’ and ‘Bio-Alchemy’. More about SOLACE OF REQUIEM at www.solreq.com or www.facebook.com/solaceofrequiem

"Ravenous", the new EP from German Death Metallers SLAUGHTERDAY, is now available as a MCD and limited edition (300 copies) blood red vinyl MLP through F.D.A. Records. It was recorded, mixed and mastered by Jörg Uken at Soundlodge Studio and the artwork was created by Swedish artist Jan Pysander Whitney. More SLAUGHTERDAY at www.facebook.com/slaughterdayofficial

August 10, 2014

US blackened Death Metallers EMBLAZONED will release their new full length "Eucharistiae Sacramentum" via Deepsend Records on September 02, 2014. It was produced by Chris Wisco (NOVEMBERS DOOM, JUNGLE ROT, NACHTMYSTIUM) at Belle City Sound in Racine, WI and the cover art was once again created by Raf The Might. The track ‘Malefic Congregation’ can already be heard here.  More band info at www.facebook.com/emblazoned666

"Ecdysis", the upcoming second HORRENDOUS album, will be released on October 14, 2014 on CD, vinyl and digital formats via Dark Descent Records. The album was recorded, mixed and mastered at Subterranean Watchtower Studios and the cover art was done by Brian Smith. The complete tracklist reads like this: ‘The Stranger’, ‘Weeping Relic’, ‘Heaven’s Deceit’, ‘Resonator’, ‘The Vermillion’, ‘Nepenthe’, ‘Monarch’, ‘When The Walls Fell’ and ‘Pavor Noctur’. You can already check out the album track ‘Nepenthe’ here. For all further HORRENDOUS information check out www.facebook.com/horrendousdeathmetal

August 08, 2014

New drummer of UK’s blackened Death Metallers SIDIOUS is Krhudd (probably known to some of you from his one man project COLOSUS), while guitarist Isfeth takes over the vocal duties of Tom "Void" Allen, who has left the band. Their debut full-length "Ascension To The Throne Ov Self" was recorded, mixed and mastered by Russ Russell (DIMMU BORGIR, NAPALM DEATH) at Parlour Studios and will be released via Kaotoxin Records this fall. More info at www.facebook.com/sidiousofficial

The cover art for the upcoming third OBSCURE INFINITY full-length "Perpetual Descending Into Nothingness" was created by Juanjo Castellano (BLASPHERIAN, REVEL IN FLESH, HARM). The album will be released later this year via F.D.A. Records. More about OBSCURE INFINITY at www.facebook.com/obscure.infinity

Svart Records have signed the Finnish four-piece MORBID EVILS. The band, which was formed by Keijo Niinimaa (ROTTEN SOUND) in early 2014, is already in the final stages of completing their debut album "In Hate With The Burning World", which they recorded and produced themselves. It will be released in early 2015. The title track, which is already streaming here. will be released as a digital single on Friday, August 08, 2014. More band information at www.facebook.com/morbidevils

"Workin’ For The Devil", the new album from Indiana based THE LURKING CORPSES, will be released on October 14, 2014 via Hells Headbangers. The band combines MISFITS / SAMHAIN style Punkrock with blistering Thrash and classic Heavy Metal. The tracklist of "Workin’ For The Devil" reads like this: ‘Workin’ For The Devil’, ‘The Gate’, ‘The Leech And The Worm’, ‘Tonight’, ‘Blind Dead Arise’, ‘She’s Alone Again’, ‘Dead Fuck’, ‘Lady Frankenstein’, ‘You’re Dead’, ‘Love Fades Away’, ‘No One Will’, ‘In Hell (I Wait For You)’, ‘Christina Is Dead’, ‘The Legend Of The Swamp Hag’ and ‘Tormentor’ (SLAYER cover). A video for the track ‘The Leech And The Worm’ can already be checked out here. More about THE LURKING CORPSES at www.facebook.com/pages/the-lurking-corpses/199078861463

August 07, 2014

UK’s blackened Death Metallers TOWERS OF FLESH have completed work on their second album "Antithetical Conjurations". It was written and recorded by Anil Carrier at Darksound Studios in Wolverhampton and the artwork was created byAisha Louisa Al-Sadie. "Antithetical Conjurations" will be released on September 15, 2014 via Candlelight Records and features the following six tracks: ‘Antithetical Conjurations’, ‘Veiled Conception’, ‘Beg For Absolution’, ‘Blind-Worm-Cycle’, ‘(Imperfect) Translations’ and ‘Concealed Within’. More info at www.facebook.com/towersofflesh

On September 08, 2014 Forever Plagued Records will release "Return Of The Old Goat", the second album from Mexican Black Metallers FUNEREUS. The tracklist reads like this: ‘Unhallowed Tomb’, ‘Prelude’, ‘Funeral Ghoul’, ‘Return Of The Old Goat’, ‘Below The Horns Of Blasphemy’, ‘Ascending The Throne Of Satan’ and ‘Umbra Atrox’. For all further information on FUNEREUS check out www.funereus.tk

August 06, 2014

On August 08, 2014 Hells Headbangers will release "Storms Of Unholy Black Mass", the debut EP from Louisiana based Black / Death Metallers ABYSMAL LORD, on 12" vinyl format. It will feature the following tracks: ‘Terrorist Dawn (Introwehrmacht)’, ‘Gnashing Of Teeth’, ‘Angels Of Persecution’, ‘Storms View’ and ‘Revelation’. ‘Angels Of Persecution’ can already be checked out here. More ABYSMAL LORD info at www.facebook.com/abysmal.lord or www.abysmallord.bandcamp.com

"Fractured Frequencies", the debut full-length from Memphis based Death / Thrashers SHARDS OF HUMANITY is currently streaming in its entirety at this location. The album will be released on September 02, 2014. For all further information check out www.facebook.com/shardsofhumanity

Kentucky Black Metallers FORNICUS have just released their debut album "Storming Heaven" digitally, with a CD release scheduled for August 26, 2014. You can stream and / or purchase it at fornicus.bandcamp.com. More about FORNICUS at www.facebook.com/fornicus666

August 05, 2014

Swedish Death Metallers STENCH will release their new album "Venture" on September 26, 2014 in Europe (October 07, 2014 in North America) via Agonia Records. It was recorded at Necromorbus Studio in Stockholm, Sweden and will be available as a digipak CD, digitally and as a vinyl 12" (black, limited picture disc and a special colour version). The album’s artwork was created by Necromantic Art (TRIBULATION, NECROVATION, VENENUM, DECOMPOSED) and its tracklist reads like this: ‘Archways’, ‘The Vast’, ‘Road’, ‘Small Death’, ‘Celebration’, ‘Way’ and ‘Venture’. More about STENCH at www.facebook.com/pages/stench-official/213520935347849

August 03, 2014

Former ASSASSIN vocalist Robert Gonnella (who left the band in early 2014) has formed a new band named RAGING ROB together with ex – ASSASSIN drummer Frank Nellen, WARRANT’s Dirk Preylowski (lead guitar) and ex – HUMAN BASTARD members Maik Jansen (rhythm guitar) and Rudi Görg (bass). The band is currently working on new material as well as on a live set, which will also include old ASSASSIN and RAGING MOB songs (the latter was Robert’s band while he was in China). More info at www.facebook.com/ragingrob1

August 02, 2014

Black Vomit Records have just released MYSTIFIER‘s "Wicca" and "Goetia" albums on vinyl. Both come in a thick cardboard sleeve with printed innersleeves, including lyrics and band pics. The regular editions are limited to 400 black copies each, while the die hard editions are limited to 100 copies each. Those will come on transparent blue ("Wicca") or clear ("Goetia") vinyl. More info and ordering details at www.blackvomitrecords.com or www.facebook.com/blackvomit.recs

August 01, 2014

Serbia’s brutal Death Metallers SACRAMENTAL BLOOD have released a new song entitled ‘Destroyer Of Thought And Form’ at this location.  It is taken from their forthcoming debut album "Ternion Demonarchy", which was mixed and mastered by Stefano Morabito (FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE, HOUR OF PENANCE, BEHEADED) at The 16th Cellar Studio. The band is currently looking for a company to release it. Interested labels should get in touch with the band via sacramentalblood@yahoo.com. For all additional SACRAMENTAL BLOOD information check out www.facebook.com/pages/sacramental-blood/216271558393570