» News Archive January 2015

January 31, 2015

DEMOLITION HAMMER‘s "Tortured Existence" and "Epidemic Of Violence" albums will be re-released as limited vinyl editions on March 09, 2015 via Century Media. "Tortured Existence" will be available in the following colors: black (600 copies), gold (200 copies) and white (200 copies). "Epidemic Of Violence" will be out in black (600 copies), silver (200 copies) and transparent blue (200 copies). More DEMOLITION HAMMER at www.facebook.com/pages/demolition-hammer/33021961306

North Dakota’s thrashing Black Metallers FROSTHELM will release their debut full length "The Endless Winter" on March 22, 2015. It was recorded at Clear Lake Recording Studios in Los Angeles during July 2014, the mixing and mastering was done by Matt Hyde (SLAYER, SKELETONWITCH, KREATOR). The following tracks will appear on the record: ‘Glacial Eon’, ‘Storm Of Teeth’, ‘Forlorn Tides’, ‘Tomb Of Sordid Ruin’, ‘Beneath Dead Horizons’, ‘Endless Winter’, ‘Hell Between Us’, ‘The Dragon’ and ‘Silent And Dark, The Everlasting’. For all further information check out www.facebook.com/frosthelm

January 30, 2015

Hamburg, Germany based Doom Deathers CRIMSON SWAN will release their debut full-length "Unlit" on March 13, 2015 via Quality Steel Records. The following tracks will appear on it: ‘Fade To Nothingness’, ‘A Waterfall Of Sorrow’, ‘Words Of Perdition’, ‘Unlit’, ‘Accusations’ and ‘Voidhaven’. For more info on CRIMSON SWAN check out www.crimsonswan.de or www.facebook.com/crimsonswan

Dutch Death Metallers THE MONOLITH DEATHCULT are currently streaming a lyric video for the song ‘Reign Of Hell’ at this location. The song is taken from their forthcoming EP "Bloodcvlts", which will be released on March 23, 2015 via Season Of Mist. The full tracklist reads like this: ‘Reign Of Hell’, ‘I Conquistador’, ‘Der Hexenhammer’, ‘Doom Of The Tawusê Melek’, ‘Hangmen Also Die’, ‘GeneSYS’, ‘Die Waffe Mensch RMX’ and ‘Den Ensomme Nordens Dronning’. All further band information at www.facebook.com/monolithdeathcult

On April 07, 2015 Hells Headbangers, in co-operation with Werewolf Records, will release "Fimbulwinter", the fifth album from Finnish Black Metallers WARMASTER on CD, LP and cassette. The following eight track will appear on the album: ‘Fimbulwinter’s Spell’, ‘Funeral Wolves’, ‘Korppi’, ‘When Thunders Hail’, ‘Dragon’s Egg’, ‘Nuin-Gaer-Faun’, ‘Winter’s Hunger’ and ‘Silent Call Of Moon’s Temples’. SATANIC WARMASTER founder Werwolf issued the following official statement: "I’m proud to present this album to the hordes worldwide in conspiracy with Hells Headbangers. May you find a spark to seek your own path through my music in this putrid world and to wander deeper into realms beyond!" More on WARMASTER at www.facebook.com/satanic.war.terror

January 29, 2015

The tracklist for the upcoming "Grindcore" album by Philadelphia / Brooklyn’s three piece UNREST reads like this: ‘We’re Calling You Out’, ‘You Take’, ‘Inaction’, ‘Quit’, ‘Protest Culture’, ‘Faith Is A Hearse’, ‘Anything To Shock’, ‘Nothing (That’s All You Have To Give)’, ‘Identity In The Internet Age’, ‘Consumption’, ‘False Brotherhood’ and ‘Drown’. The song ‘Quit’ can be checked out at this location, while ‘Anything To Shock’ is already streaming here. The full album will be released via Unspeakable Axe Records on March 24, 2014. More info at www.facebook.com/unrestgrind

Swedish Death Metallers DEMONICAL are currently in the studio to record a new EP which is scheduled for a Spring release via Agonia Records. The drums will be recorded at Amplified Studios and all of the rest at Wing Studios in Sweden. The band’s vocalist Sverker Widgren is taking care of the production, as well as the mixing and mastering duties. More DEMONICAL at www.facebook.com/demonicalofficial

BRUTALITY‘s guitarist Jay Fernandez has just posted the song ‘Darling Nikki’ (a cover of a PRINCE song) at this location. Here’s his official statement: "As most BRUTALITY fans know we all like different kinds of music. Don Gates is into Country and I’m really into the Blues, singer songwriters, electronica, film scores, and instrumental guitar music. Today I was screwing around at our studio and I decided to record a PRINCE song. In the course of the next few weeks I’ll be releasing some of my music. A lil of this, a lil of that. I have to get some stuff copyrighted before I share it cuz people suck. That being said because this is a cover I don’t care. I do know you’ve never heard anyone cover this particular song in this fashion. If the response is good I’ll post more stuff. If it isn’t I”ll probably still post it anyway. Cheers and I hope you enjoy it." For all further BRUTALITY information, check out www.facebook.com/brutalitytheband

January 28, 2015

Belgian Death Metallers DEHUMAN have just released the track ‘Crypts Of Blood’, from the band’s upcoming second full-length “Graveyard Of Eden“, at this location. The follow-up to the band’s 2012 debut “Black Throne Of All Creation“ was produced at Blackout Studio (ENTHRONED, EMPTINESS) and Sainte Marthe Studio (ARKHON INFAUSTUS, DEEP IN HATE, DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTION). It will be released on March 09, 2015 (world) and March 10, 2015 (North America and digitally). More band info at www.facebook.com/dehumandm

Horror Pain Gore Death Productions have just released a split album from Canada’s Crossover / Thrash Metallers SOLANUM and EPI-DEMIC, entitled "Passages To Lunacy". It is currently streaming in its entirety at this location. SOLANUM’s part will feature the following tracks: ‘Friendly Civil Servant’, ‘Welcome To Our Homemade Hell’, ‘Manipulated’ and ‘Lunatic Tradition’. EPI-DEMIC complete the release with these tracks: ‘Time Is Running Short (When You’re Dying On The Cross)’, ‘Famine’, ‘Nuclear Dream’ and ‘Stewing In Misery’. Additional information you will find at the following sites: www.facebook.com/theplaguebegins13, www.facebook.com/solanum.crossover, www.horrorpaingoredeath.com

January 27, 2015

Colombian Death / Black Metallers NEPENTE will release a new 4 track EP entitled "I Will Get Your Soul" on March 31, 2015 via Cimmerian Shade Recordings. It was recorded at Manizales Studio in Manizales, Colombia and mixed / mastered at Hertz Recording Studio in Bialystock, Poland by Slawomir Wieslawski and Wojciech Wieslawski. The following tracks will appear on the EP: ‘I Will Get Your Soul’, ‘Show Me That You Are Suffering’, ‘Gray Land’ and ‘Last Rites’. More about NEPENTE at www.facebook.com/nepente.metal

January 25, 2015

"Fearless Walk To Rise", the new album from French Death / Thrashers NO RETURN, will be released on March 30, 2015 via Mighty Music. It was recorded, mixed and mastered by Jacob Hansen at Hansen Studios. The artwork was created by Strychneen Studio and the full tracklist reads like this: ‘Ascent’, ‘Stronger Than Ever’, ‘Submission Falls’, ‘Sounds Of Yesterday’, ‘Paint Your World’, ‘Face My Dark’, ‘Bloodbath Legacy’, ‘Sworn To Be’, ‘Fearless’ and ‘Hold My Crown’. More about NO RETURN at www.facebook.com/no.return.thrash

January 24, 2015

On March 13, 2015 Nuclear War Now! Productions will release a NOCTURNUS compilation, entitled "The Science Of Horror". The label already reissued both NOCTURNUS demos on a single picture LP (limited to 100 copies and only available at last year’s NWN! Fest Vol. IV) and now will release them again on a single vinyl release. 250 copies on red vinyl with jackets showcasing the original artwork from the demo cassettes will first be available at the upcoming NOCTURNUS gig in San Francisco on March 13, 2015, where the band will play a special old school set. Later this year, Nuclear War Now! will release a standard vinyl edition featuring updated original artwork from Zbigniew Bielak. The complete tracklist reads like this: "The Science Of Horror" (Demo 2, 1988): ‘Before Christ / After Death’, ‘Standing ‘n Blood’, ‘Neolithic’, ‘Undead Journey’, "Nocturnus" (Demo 1, 1987): ‘Nocturnus’, ‘B.C. – A.D.’, ‘The Entity’ and ‘Unholy Fury’. More about NOCTURNUS at www.facebook.com/nocturnusad

January 23, 2015

‘Funeral March’, a track from "The Devil Inside", the upcoming second album by Polish Death Metallers EMBRIONAL, is already streaming at this location. https://soundcloud.com/godzovwar/embrional-funeral-march The CD will be released on February 28, 2015 via Old Temple, the vinyl and tape versions will follow in early Spring through Hellthrasher Productions and Third Eye Temple / Godz Ov War Productions, respectively. The cover artwork was created by Mariusz Krajewski and the full tracklist reads like this: ‘The Devil Inside’, ‘Evil’s Mucus’, ‘Funeral March’, ‘The Abyss’, ‘Sadness’, ‘In Darkness’, ‘Behind The Mask Of Sanity’, ‘910’, ‘Madman’s Curse’, ‘Callousness’, ‘Venom’ and ‘Whores, Drugs And Brain Dead’. More band info at www.facebook.com/embrional

Italy’s Black / Doom Metallers FORGOTTEN TOMB recently completed the mix of the upcoming eighth studio album at Sound Suite Studios in Marseille, France with producer Terje Refsnes (CARPATHIAN FOREST, NOVEMBRE, GEHENNA, DESTROYER 666). The album will be mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege Studio (CORROSION OF CONFORMITY, VALLENFYRE, BEASTMILK) in Portland, Oregon, USA and is scheduled for a Spring release via Agonia Records. For all further information follow the band at www.facebook.com/official.forgotten.tomb

On January 25, 2015 Memento Mori will release the sophomore album from Costarican Death Metallers INSEPULTO. The album is entitled "The Necrodex" and the basic tracks were recorded at Halo Noir Studios. Engineer Alberto Teran took care of the mixing process at The Noiselab Studios in Costa Rica and GRAVEYARD’s Javi Felez did the mastering at Moontower Studios in Spain. The cover artwork has been created by Roberto Toderico (ASPHYX, SINISTER, DESECRATE THE FAITH). One of the tracks is already streaming at this location. You can contact the band directly at: insepultocr@gmail.com. More information at www.facebook.com/pages/insepulto/314871011905018

January 21, 2015

Brazil’s old school Death / Thrashers NERVOCHAOS have just released a video for the track ‘For Passion Not Fashion’. The video, which was directed and produced by Cherry Taketani, can be checked out at this location.  ‘For Passion Not Fashion’ is taken from the band’s new album "The Art Of Vengeance" which was released on December 09, 2014 via Greyhaze Records. More about NERVOCHAOS at www.nervochaos.com.br

"Guardians Of The Netherworld" is the title of an official HOLY TERROR compilation CD that will be released via Dark Descent Records on February 23, 2015. It features the band’s 1986 demo (mastered from the original analog source), as well as two complete, unreleased live soundboard recordings. The cover artwork was created by Rick Araluce, who already painted both covers for the band’s 2 full length albums "Terror And Submission" and "Mind Wars" as well as their "El Revengo" compilation. More information at www.holyterrorspeedmetal.com or www.darkdescentrecords.com

On February 27, 2015 Dark Descent Records will release a CD / DVD anthology box set from New York Death Metallers MORPHEUS DESCENDS, entitled "From Blackened Crypts". It includes a 2 CD digipak, that features everything the band ever recorded (including their early material which was released as MORPHEUS), plus two new tracks that will be released by Dark Descent Records as a separate 7" EP entitled "From Blackened Crypts". The DVD "Visage Of Malady" contains lots of live footage as well as interviews with the band and more. The boxset gets completed by a double-sided poster and a 24 pages booklet featuring lyrics and original scans from the band’s releases. More info at www.darkdescentrecords.com. Additional band info at www.facebook.com/pages/morpheus-descends/121585741278159

SHINING‘s forthcoming new full-length "IX – Everyone, Everything, Everywhere, Ends" will be released on April 20, 2015 via Season of Mist. The band’s current line-up consists of Niklas Kvarforth (vocals, concept, guitars), Rainer Tuomikanto (drums), Christian Larsson (bass), Euge Valovirta (guitar) and Peter Huss (guitar). More about SHINING at www.shiningasylum.com or www.facebook.com/shiningofficial

"The Next Offensive", the new album from German Death Metallers WEAK ASIDE, will be released on March 20, 2015 via F.D.A. Records on CD / LP and digitally. The cover artwork has been created by Thomas "Necromaniac" Westphal and the tracklist reads like this: ‘The Next Offensive’, ‘Gods Of Pain’, ‘Siren’, ‘Alive’, ‘Storm Of Violence’, ‘Broken Frontline’, ‘Death Waits’, ‘Rapture And Disease’, ‘Spawn Of Hate’, ‘The Tank’ (Intro) and ‘Bloodstorm’. You can already listen to the song ‘Gods Of Pain’ here. For all further information check out www.facebook.com/pages/weak-aside-death-metal/199817140062837

Polish Black Metallers OUTRE have unveiled a track from their upcoming first full length album. You can check out ‘Chant 3. – The Fall’ at this location. Here’s an official statement from the band: "We are now finishing the production of our debut LP "Ghost Chants". With minor delay caused by our vocalist leaving, the vocal recording session are now heading to an end. We asked Stawrogin for help, who in our opinion is one of the best throats in the Polish Black Metal underground, and so far we are more than satisfied with the effects of his work." "Ghost Chants" was recorded at No Solace and Impressive Art studios, and mixed / mastered by M. It is set for release in early spring via Third Eye Temple / Godz Ov War Productions / Essential Purification Records. The tracklisting reads as follows: ‘Chant 1. – Departure’, ‘Chant 2. – Shadow’, ‘Chant 3. – The Fall’, ‘Chant 4. – Lament’, ‘Chant 5. – Equilibrium’, ‘Chant 6. – Vengeance’ and ‘Chant 7. – Arrival’. More OUTRE info at www.facebook.com/outremetal

Belgian Death Metallers DEHUMAN will release their second full-length "Graveyard Of Eden" via Kaotoxin Records on March 09, 2015, followed by the North American and digital release on March 10, 2015. A limited edition (500 copies) first press deluxe three-panels digi-sleeve CD will feature an exclusive bonus track. A limited LP edition (100 copies on white and 400 copies on black vinyl) will be available on April 13, 2015 (April 14, 2015 in North America). The following tracks will appear on the album: ‘Sepulcher Of Malevolence’, ‘Crypts Of Blood’, ‘Obedience To Pestilence’, ‘Invocation Of Sublime Death’, ‘Cries Of Nihility’ (LP bonus track), ‘Temple Of Lust And Fire’, ‘Cerebro Veneficium’, ‘Ov Madness’ and ‘Goddess Of Sins’. All further info at www.facebook.com/dehumandm

January 19, 2015

NEXUL (featuring members of NYOGTHAEBLISZ and HELLVETRON) have completed their debut album "Paradigm Of Chaos". It will be released later this year via Hells Headbangers. The band will also play at Hells Headbangers’ forthcoming "Hells Headbash 2" label anniversary festival, which will take place on September 04 – 06, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio. Other bands to appear on the bill are PROFANATICA, ARCHGOAT, MIDNIGHT, BLACK WITCHERY, DECEASED, CIANIDE, SHITFUCKER and more.

On March 24, 2015 Australia’s ABOMINATOR will release their fifth album "Evil Proclaimed" (the first for Hells Headbangers). The tracklist reads as follows: ‘Black Mass Warfare’, ‘The Brimstone Nucleus’, ‘Evil Proclaimed’, ‘Ashes Of A Demonic Legacy’, ‘Invoker Of The Four Winds’, ‘The Devils Pandemonium’, ‘Indomitable Master’ and ‘Re-Birth Of The Arch Nemesis’. More info at www.facebook.com/pages/abominator-official/604001446292456

Black / Death Metallers DEIPHAGO have completed their fourth album "Into The Eye Of Satan". It was recorded and mastered in December at The Thousand Caves Recording Studio in Queens, New York with Colin Marston (GORGUTS). The cover artwork was created by Axel Hermann (SODOM, MORGOTH, ASPHYX, GRAVE). The release is scheduled for this spring via Hells Headbangers. All further info on DEIPHAGO at www.facebook.com/666division

"Ego Svm Satana", the debut full length from Peru’s GOAT SEMEN is set for a North and South American release on February 24, 2015 via Hells Headbangers (the European edition will be released through Finland’s Kvlt Records). Here’s the complete tracklist: ‘Letanias De Satan’ (Intro), ‘Holocausto’, ‘Genocidio’, ‘Warfare Noise’, ‘Revelaciones’, ‘Altares De Pandemonium’, ‘Madre Muerte’, ‘Hambre’ and ‘Ego Svm Satana’. More GOAT SEMEN at www.facebook.com/goatsemen

On March 10, 2015 Hells Headbangers will release "Beyond Death", the debut album from Norwegian Death Metallers GOUGE. The following tracks will appear on it: ‘Wretched Passion’, ‘Breath Of The Reaper’, ‘I Smell Of Rotten Death’, ‘Blood Feast’, ‘Putrefaction’, ‘Butcher Attack’, ‘Morbid Curse’, ‘Malady Macabre’, ‘Uncontrollable Madness’, ‘Chaos And Horror’, ‘Devils Debt’ and ‘Beyond Death’. www.facebook.com/gouge.nekro

Hells Headbangers will release "Vermin And Ashes", the debut of Denmark’s Doom / Deathers DWELL, on February 10, 2015. It features the following tracks: ‘A Collapse Sublime’, ‘Pathless And Dormant’, ‘Vermin In My Arteries’, ‘Plunging Into Ash Tombs’, ‘Become The Void’ and ‘Perditions Mire’. All further information at www.facebook.com/dwellperdition

BLASPHEMIC CRUELTY‘s new mini-album will be entitled "Crucible Of The Infernum". The cover art was created by Juanjo Castellano Rosado. Here’s an official statement from guitarist Gene Palubicki: "It has taken a bit of time, since 2008, to get back here with some new BLASPHEMIC CRUELTY material, but time has come for our death engines to rattle, and it is in the form of "Crucible Of The Infernum". It will feature three new full-force Death / Thrash insanities as the band is known for from the previous output and a merciless cover version of SODOM’s ‘The Crippler.’ Final mixing sessions are in mid-January, and we’re aiming for an early 2015 release." More info at www.facebook.com/pages/blasphemic-cruelty/209892552380438

January 17, 2015

The following sad news have just been posted on the official INCANTATION website: "Due to a family emergency we’re sad to announce that John and Jill McEntee will not be able to complete the last few dates of the INCANTATION "Scourged Earth Policy" tour. Even in their absence INCANTATION complete the tour via John’s request with the help of Wayne Sarantopoulos from San Diego based GHOULGOTHA on vocals for the remaining two Southern California dates and long time Metal vocalist Mark Smith splitting the duties with Keoni Solomito of DECIPHER SCRIPT for the Honolulu show. Sadly under these circumstances FUNERUS will have to end their run short as well. Despite it all though we will carry on for our fans and supporters." For all further information and possible updates check out www.incantation.com

San Diego based Death Metallers GHOULGOTHA have just released their debut full length "The Deathmass Cloak" via Dark Descent Records. You can stream the album in its entirety at this location. It was produced by Damian Herring (HORRENDOUS) at Subterranean Watchtower Studio and the cover art was created by Mattias Frisk (VANHELGD). The complete tracklist reads like this: ‘Solar Awakening’ (Intro), ‘Gazing Into Melted Night’, ‘A Neck For The Nameless Noose’, ‘Austere Urns’, ‘Saturnal Rites’, ‘Prophetic Oration Of Self’, ‘Arteries Unblest’, ‘Citadel Of Heathen Flesh’, ‘Cartilage Imperfect’ and ‘Levitate Within The Curse’. More about GHOULGOTHA at www.facebook.com/ghoulgotha666

January 16, 2015

Finland’s DESOLATE SHRINE have just released their new album "The Heart Of The Netherworld" via Dark Descent Records on 2 LP, CD and digitally. The tracklist reads like this: ‘Intro’, ‘Black Fires Of God’, ‘Desolate Shrine’, ‘Death’, ‘We Dawn Anew’, ‘Leviathan’ and ‘Heart Of The Netherworld’. A full stream of the album is online at this location. More info at www.facebook.com/desolateshrine

Czech Death Metallers HEAVING EARTH have just released a song from their upcoming new album "Denouncing The Holy Throne". You can listen to ‘Nailed To Perpetual Anguish’ here. "Denouncing The Holy Throne" will be released on February 06, 2015 via Lavadome Productions. The album features the following tracks: ‘The Final Crowning’, ‘Nailed To Perpetual Anguish’, ‘Doomed Before Inception’, ‘And The Mighty Shall Fall’, ‘Worms Of Rusted Congregation’, ‘…Into The Sea Of Fire’, ‘Forging Arcane Heresy’, ‘I Am Nothing’, ‘Into The Depths Of Abomination’, ‘…Where The Purified Essence Descends Ablaze’, ‘Jesus Died’ and ‘Endless Procession Of The Holy Martyrs / Final Termination’. More HEAVING EARTH information at www.facebook.com/pages/heaving-earth/174011709288245

To celebrate the band’s 25th anniversary Massacre Records will release a SINISTER compilation CD / DVD entitled "Dark Memorials". The CD will feature cover versions and the DVD includes a movie about the band’s Australian tour in 2014. Here’s the full tracklist of the CD: ‘Ridden With Disease’ (AUTOPSY), ‘Unleashed Upon Mankind’ (BOLT THROWER), ‘Hammer Smashed Face’ (CANNIBAL CORPSE), ‘Exhume To Consume’ (CARCASS), ‘Blasphemies Of The Flesh’ (CARNAGE), ‘Beyond The Unholy Grave’ (DEATH), ‘Under The Guillotine’ (KREATOR), ‘Master Killer’ (MERAUDER), ‘Radiation Sickness’ (REPULSION), ‘Beneath The Remains’ (SEPULTURA) and ‘Necrophiliac’ (SLAYER). As bonus songs you’ll get two tracks from the very first SINISTER demo "Perpetual Damnation" (‘Spiritual Immolation’ and ‘Compulsory Resignation’), recorded in March 1990 with Ron van de Polder on guitars. More about SINISTER at www.facebook.com/pages/sinister-official/255145351172432

Recently resurrected Gore Grinders PUTRID OFFAL are now streaming their new album "Mature Necropsy" in its entirety at this location. It will be released on February 10, 2015 via Kaotoxin Records and features the band’s entire back catalogue, completely re-written and re-recorded. More information at www.facebook.com/putridoffal or www.kaotoxin.com

January 14, 2015

On February 20, 2015 Xtreem Music will release a compilation CD of Spanish Death Metallers HUMAN WASTE. It will be entitled "Harvest Remnants" and features the bands demos "The Miracle Of Death" (1991), "Existential Nausea" (1992) and "Promo Tape ’93". All songs got remastered and the CD booklet will feature liner notes, band photos, demo covers, flyers, etc. The artwork was created by Canadian artist Derek Restivo. You can check out ‘Sacro Sanctum Semen’, the opening track from their 1992 demo, at this location. More HUMAN WASTE info at www.facebook.com/hwaste

January 13, 2015

On January 30, 2015 Unholy Prophecies will release INEXORABLE‘s "Sea Of Dead Consciousness". The tape will be limited to 200 handnumbered copies and features three new songs and the following three covers songs: ‘De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas’ (MAYHEM), ‘I Feel Nothing’ (IMMOLATION) and ‘Black Magic Mushrooms’ (MYSTICUM). More band info at www.facebook.com/pages/inexorable/513581785340017

Polish Death Metallers DEIVOS have just released the first song from their upcoming new full length "Theodicy". You can stream ‘Ochlocracy’ at this location. The album was recorded between July and November, mastered in December 2014 at Zed Studio with producer Tomek Zalewski and will be released on February 15, 2015 on CD and digitally via Selfmadegod Records. More DEIVOS info at www.facebook.com/deivos

January 12, 2015

DOWN AMONG THE DEAD MEN, featuring former BOLT THROWER / BENEDICTION vocalist David Ingram and Swedish Rogga Johansson (guitar / bass), have started working on their second, as yet untitled, full length. It will feature 14 new songs and will again be released via Cyclone Empire Records. Some song titles are ‘The Oncoming Storm’, ‘Unearthly Child’, ‘Pyramids Of Mars’ and ‘Death Seed’. The line-up for this release gets completed by Dennis Blomberg (guitar / bass) and Brynjar Helgetun (drums). The band hopes to release a 7” to the album as well. More information at www.facebook.com/downamongthedeadmen

F.O.A.D. Records have released a massive WEHRMACHT boxset entitled "The Complete Beer-Soaked Collection 1985-1989". It includes all the band’s existing recordings from 1985 to 1989 (104 songs in total!). The whole material was mastered at Toxic Basement Studios and was provided by band members and friends. A 32 pages booklet includes a massive collection of flyers, photos, zine excerpts / interviews and liner notes by Shann Mortimer. More info at www.foadrecords.it

January 10, 2015

BRUTALITY ‘s Don Gates not only shreds the guitar in his main band, but also has a soft spot for Country music. You can check out a sound sample at https://soundcloud.com/don-gates-2. The solo in the song was played by BRUTALITY’s second guitarist Jay Fernandez.

German Thrashers ENTERA have recorded a new vinyl only EP, entitled "The Pit Is Ours". It features four brandnew songs and will be released in a gatefold sleeve. In support of the EP the band is currently working on a stop motion video clip for the titletrack, which will be released at the time of the EP’s release. More about ENTERA at www.entera.org

January 09, 2015

Swedish GEHENNAH have been signed by Metal Blade Records. The band is currently working on a new full-length album. The first release however will be an extended edition of "Metal Police" in February 2015. More about GEHENNAH at www.facebook.com/gehennah.metal

American Death Metallers EXTERMINATION ANGEL have recorded a new demo in November and December of 2014. "Demo 2015" is currently streaming at at this location. Tapes and t-shirts are available as well. For all details contact: exterminationangel@gmail.com.

The upcoming new albums of German Death Metallers CHAPEL OF DISEASE and OBSCURE INIFINITY are streaming for seven days in their entirety at the following locations: CHAPEL OF DISEASE – "The Mysterious Ways Of Repetitive Art" and OBSCURE INFINITY – "Perpetual Descending Into Nothingness"

German Black Metallers IMPERIUM DEKADENZ have released a video for the song ‘Striga’. The track is taken from the band’s latest album "Meadows Of Nostalgia". The video footage was shot live at Germany’s Summer Breeze Open Air 2014. The clip can be viewed here. The latest IMPERIUM DEKADENZ full-length "Meadows Of Nostalgia" is currently streaming here. For all further band information check out: www.imperium-dekadenz.de and www.facebook.com/imperiumdekadenz

Czech / Serbian / Russian symphonic Black Metallers WELICORUSS are about to release a new full length soon, which will be entitled "Az Esm" (which is ancient Russian and means "I am"). The album will feature the following tracks: ‘Intro’, ‘Az Esm”, ‘Voice Of Millennium’, ‘Sons Of The North’, ‘Woloshba’, ‘Fires Of The Native Lands’, ‘Bridge Of Hope’, ‘Dolmen’, ‘Kharnha’, ‘Fragments’, ‘Outsider’ and ‘Epilogue’. Two video clips have already been published, which you can check out here: ‘Sons Of The North‘ and ‘Kharnha‘ Last year the band already played a bunch of shows across Europe with bands like ENISFERUM, ARKONA, HAGGARD, ALESTORM, AMARANTHE, RHAPSODY, DREAM EVIL, CRUCIFIED BABARA, DESTRUCTION etc. More touring activities are planned for 2015. For all further band information check out www.facebook.com/pages/welicoruss/31383996834

January 08, 2015

Oulu, Finland based Heavy / Doom Metallers WOLFSHEAD (featuring members from TORTURE PULSE, FALL OF THE IDOLS and DELIVERANCE / DEEP RIVER ACOLYTES) have signed a deal with Godeater Records and will soon start recording an EP for the label. Some song titles are ‘Leave Me Burnin” and ‘Mark Of The Devil’. For more info check out http://wolfsheadfinland.bandcamp.com or www.facebook.com/godeaterrec

Dutch Death Metallers BODYFARM have parted ways with bassist Harry Van Breda on good terms. He was replaced by Alex Seegers (ex – PLEURISY). The band is currently working on the follow-up album to 2013’s "The Coming Scourge". The as of yet untitled new full length will be released in the fall of 2015 through Cyclone Empire Records again. BODYFARM have issued the following official statement: "We have worked hard on the new songs and we did not limit ourselves to one Metal genre. We were surprised to hear all these styles and influences emerging in the rehearsal room. This will be the most diverse album we did so far!" For more BODYFARM information check out www.bodyfarmdeathmetal.com or www.facebook.com/bodyfarmdeathmetal

January 07, 2015

On January 25, 2015 Xtreem Music will release a strictly limited, gatefold 2 x 12" LP version (100 copies on red & orange vinyl) of DEATHEVOKATION‘s "The Chalice Of Ages" album from 2007 (+ bonus). It will also be available on black vinyl (limited to 400 copies). You can already pre-order it at this location.

January 05, 2015

"The Darkness Of Mankind", the second album from UK Black Metallers NOCRUL, is out now. You can check out / buy two songs digitally each week through their bandcamp site. The lyrics are based on the Warhammer 40K universe. For all further info check out www.facebook.com/officialkhrul

January 04, 2015

Thanks to everyone who sent in a list of his / her favorite ten releases of 2014. The results are finally here and you can check out all details of our BEST OF 2014 poll at this location. Congratulations to the winning bands! John McEntee of INCANTATION already commented on the results as follows: "It’s an honor after all these years to still have so many loyal fans. Voices From The Darkside is the true voice of the underground, our home. So it’s great to be so high on your list! There is a lot more Death Metal from us to come."

January 02, 2015

BROKEN HOPE have parted ways with bass player Shaun Glass and guitarist Chuck Wepfer, who would like to concentrate more on their Rock band THE BLOODLINE. They both have already been replaced by Diego Soria (of DISGORGE) and Matt Szlachta (of CHIMAIRA). Shaun Glass issued the following statement: "We have been very focused and busy with our main band THE BLOODLINE so much that we haven’t had any time to be part of BROKEN HOPE for the last 4-5 months as we can’t commit to two bands 100 percent. That said, we aren’t a part of BROKEN HOPE anymore, but we wish them and their new members, Matt Szlachta (DIRGE WITHIN, CHIMAIRA) and Diego Soria (DISGORGE), the best with what they do. And to all the amazing BROKEN HOPE fans, we will see you on the road." More about BROKEN HOPE at www.facebook.com/brokenhopeofficial

ACHERON have recruited Brandon Howe as their new drummer. He replaces Kyle Severn and already played a couple of shows with the band on their "Unleash Hell" tour in 2014. ACHERON are currently working on new material for their next album. Vincent Crowley commented the change of drummers like this: "Brandon has been very dedicated and has shown a tremendous amount of energy and creativity. He is a very solid drummer and playing live with him has been a pleasure. After rehearsing our setlist we started to work on a couple new songs. He was very easy to work with and brings a lot to the table. After our show in Baltimore we knew he was going to be our new drummer." All further ACHERON info at www.facebook.com/pages/acheron/128581467223407

Bass player Terry Butler and vocalist Ed Webb have parted ways with Florida Death Metallers MASSACRE. As a result of that the band has officially split-up. Here’s Terry Butler’s official statement: "It is with great regret that I announce my departure from MASSACRE. I wish Ed, Mikey and Rick the best of luck in their future endeavors. I want to thank the fans for their amazing support and loyalty and helping everyone who worked to bring the band back. Thank you all." Ed Webb issued the following comments: "After much thought and consideration it is with deep regret that I announce my departure from MASSACRE. This was not an easy decision to make but a necessary one. The last four years have had its share of both unbelievable times as well as some times I wish to forget. I want to thank all of the MASSACRE fans, those who accepted me as the new vocalist as well as those who didn’t. You guys gave me the desire to work harder than I ever had in the past. I also had the privilege to play some of the most incredible shows, do some killer tours and meet a lot of great people along the way. At this point, I am going to just concentrate on my two main projects (GENERICHRIST and DESTINED TO RUIN) as well as a few other projects I am working on. I want to endlessly thank Terry, Rick and Mikey for the opportunity to record an absolutely crushing CD and get to tour around the world with them. I wish them all the best in their future endeavors. I hope to see everyone in the future and thanks for letting me do what I live to do!" www.massacremetal.com

Karsten "Jagger" Jäger from DISBELIEF is the new vocalist in MORGOTH. The band is currently in the mixing process of their new album "Ungod" which will be released by Century Media in the spring of 2015. The band already posted a teaser, where you can check out Karsten’s voice at this location. For all additional information and updates check out www.facebook.com/morgothofficial

VENOM will release their 14th studio album "From The Very Depths" on January 27, 2015 via Spinefarm Records. Here’s what Cronos already had to say about it: “This album is perfect, all three members are totally over-the-top confident with the new songs and the production. We had a great atmosphere in the studio while we were recording. Dante created pure thunder from his drums, while Rage tears the flesh off your face with his riffs, making everything fall into place so well. It’s a strong release and really shows the band maturing into an unstoppable force of pure Black Metal. We can’t wait to play the new songs live for the Legions… Hell Yeah!” More info at www.venomslegions.com

Norway’s IN THE WOODS… have signed a deal with Debemur Morti Productions for the release of their next full length. The band went through several line-up changes but the core still consists of original drummer Anders Kobro and the Botteri twins on guitar and bass. Anders Kobro revealed: "Much material had been written between 1999 and 2000. Obviously and known reasons, this material had not been edited. Now, 14 years later, we are back together and decided to continue IN THE WOODS… It is a privilege for us to work with a label as dedicated as Debemur Morti." Right now IN THE WOODS… are putting the final touches on their new album. Check out www.facebook.com/inthewoodsomnio for more details.

January 01, 2015

Czech Death Metallers HEAVING EARTH will release their second full length "Denouncing The Holy Throne" on February 06, 2015 via Lavadome Productions. The tracklist reads like this: ‘The Final Crowning’, ‘Nailed To Perpetual Anguish’, ‘Doomed Before Inception’, ‘And The Mighty Shall Fall’, ‘Worms Of Rusted Congregation’, ‘…Into The Sea Of Fire’, ‘Forging Arcane Heresy’, ‘I Am Nothing’, ‘Into The Depths Of Abomination’, ‘…Where The Purified Essence Descends Ablaze’, ‘Jesus Died’ and ‘Endless Procession Of The Holy Martyrs / Final Termination’. The track ‘Doomed Before Inception’ is already streaming at this location. For more information on HEAVING EARTH check out www.facebook.com/pages/heaving-earth/174011709288245