» News Archive November 2015

November 30, 2015

HAIL OF BULLETS have parted ways with singer Martin van Drunen. On their official Facebook page www.facebook.com/hailofbulletsofficial the band issued the following statement: "We are sorry to announce that Martin van Drunen is no longer part of HAIL OF BULLETS. On a personal level it’s no longer possible for us to continue the cooperation with Martin. Unfortunately this means we have to cancel all upcoming shows until further notice. This does not mean the end of HAIL OF BULLETS. The main reason for starting this band 8 years ago was our mutual love for real Death Metal and to have fun playing our favourite kind of music and we did not want to lose this ‘fun part’. We acknowledge the fact that Martin’s a good singer with a distinctive voice but he’s not the only great singer on this planet. For the record, there’s no hate or anger here, but this simply wasn’t working out anymore. We wish him all the best in his future career. To be continued… Stephan, Paul, Ed, Theo."

November 27, 2015

Dutch Death Metallers LUCIFERICON have just finished the recordings of their new EP "Brimstone Altar". It is currently being mixed and mastered. The frontcover art is already finished. It will be out in a couple of months via Blood Harvest Records (vinyl) and Invictus Productions (CD). For more information about LUCIFERICON check out www.facebook.com/lucifericon

November 26, 2015

30 years after their formation Swedish MEFISTO fill finally release their debut full length "2. 0. 1. 6" via Vic Records. The album was recorded in Stockholm, mastered by Dan Swanö and the coverartwork comes courtesy of Roberto Toderico. A digital single release of the track ‘Void’ will already be available on December 14, 2015. The complete album will be out in Europe, Asia and USA on February 22, 2016 and in Germany and Austria on February 26, 2016. All further MEFISTO info at www.facebook.com/mefisto-234630006720804

Spanish Death Metallers BIZARRE have been signed by Xtreem Music. The band has just uploaded a demo version of ‘Moldy And Decomposed’ at this location. The song will also be included on their upcoming 5-song debut EP “Inner Necropolis” which is scheduled to be recorded in January 2016 at Moontower Studios in Barcelona. The artwork will be created by Raúl González. The release is planned for Spring 2016. More about BIZARRE at www.facebook.com/bizarremetal

‘Cannibal Instinct’, a track off "We Rot Within", the upcoming debut full length from Finnish Death / Grinders REFUSAL, is already streaming right here. "We Rot Within" will be released via F.D.A. Records on January 22, 2016 and features the following nine tracks: ‘Dignity In Void’, ‘Dead End Society’, ‘Get Insight’, ‘Short On Ammo’, ‘Cannibal Instinct’, ‘Do Your Part’, ‘G.O.A.’, ‘Doomed’ and ‘We Rot Within’. For all additional information check out www.refusalband.com or www.facebook.com/refusalband

November 25, 2015

‘Possessed By Ancient Dread’, a new ECTOVOID song from the upcoming split CD "4 Doors To Death", is now streaming at this location. The 10 song album will be released on January 22, 2016 via Unspeakable Axe Records and next to ECTOVOID also features CEMETERY FILTH (Tennessee / Georgia), SABBATORY (Winnipeg, Canada) and TRENCHROT (Philadelphia). It will come with separate booklets for each band, featuring band pics, lyrics and distinctive cover artworks. The CEMETERY FILTH track ‘Consumption Of Volition’ (featuring Dave Ingram, ex – BOLT THROWER / BENEDICTION) can additionally be checked out here. More info at www.unspeakableaxerecords.com or www.facebook.com/unspeakableaxerecords

November 24, 2015

Canadian technical Death Metallers GORGUTS will be touring Europe in March and April 2016 with PSYCOPTIC, DYSRHYTHMIA and NERO DI MARTE as their support acts. The tour will start at the Inferno Festival in Oslo, Norway on March 23, 2016 and ends at the Iduna in Drachten, the Netherlands on April 17, 2016. The latest GORGUTS album "Colored Sands" is still streaming in its entirety on their Bandcamp page. More about GORGUTS at www.gorguts.com or www.facebook.com/gorgutsofficial

"And When The Sky Was Opened", the third full length from SEROCS, is currently streaming at this location. The album will be released through Comatose Music on November 27, 2015. It was mixed by Neil Kernon (NILE) and mastered by Alan Douches. For all additional info check out www.facebook.com/serocsband

Comatose Music have signed San Diego’s PATHOLOGY for the release of their first full length in nearly two years. The album is currently in the final stages of the writing process and expected for a Summer 2016 release. PATHOLOGY drummer and founding member Dave Astor issued the following official statement: "We are very happy and excited to be working with Comatose Music again! The label has always been a great supporter of the band through the years. They put out some of the heaviest underground music out there and we are glad to be back on the roster. We are currently finishing up the music and we are excited for everyone to hear the new tunes." More info at www.pathologymusic.com or www.facebook.com/pathologymusic

November 23, 2015

ROTTING CHRIST‘s 1993 debut "Thy Mighty Contract" is available as a 12" picture disc via Black Vomit Records now. It comes with a printed jacket / outersleeve, which is identical to the first press and limited to 400 copies. A die hard edition (limited to 100 copies) will be out in about 7-10 days. It comes with a Gildan t-shirt, plus an insert with exclusive interview with Necromayhem. More info and ordering details at www.blackvomitrecords.com or www.facebook.com/blackvomit666

November 21, 2015

Following the addition of new members Harry Lannon (guitars) and Ian Bainbridge (bass), New Jersey’s technical Death Metallers COGNITIVE are about to enter Full Force Studio with ‘Smoking’ Joe Cincotta (SUFFOCATION, BODYCOUNT and INTERNAL BLEEDING) for the recordings of their second full length "Deformity". The artwork for the album will be created by Par Olofsson (SPAWN OF POSSESSION, IMMOLATION, ABYSMAL DAWN, JOB FOR A COWBOY). The band is currently looking for a label for the release of the album which is scheduled for March 2016. More info at: www.facebook.com/cognitivenj

November 20, 2015

To The Death Records have just released a limited vinyl 7" from Swedish Death Metallers IN PAIN entitled "A Call From The Grave". The band released two demos in their early days (1992 – 1994) and also appeared on a local compilation. The EP features four re-recorded tracks (‘Call From The Grave’, ‘Beyond Eternity’, ‘Darkned World’ and ‘Morbid Life’) and the coverart was created by Svartkonst. It is available in 3 versions: black (100 handnumbered copies), white (150 copies) and grey (50 copies – sold out already). The song ‘Call From The Grave’ can be checked out here. More about IN PAIN at www.facebook.com/inpain.sweden

November 19, 2015

Xtreem Music have signed Ukrainian brutal Death Metallers FLESHGORE for the release of their upcoming 5th full length "Denial Of The Scriptures" which will be released in the first months of 2016. The album is already recorded and will include 9 songs and maybe some cover song as a bonus. The cover artwork will be created by Seeming Watcher. The band’s 2014 EP "Domain Of Death" can still be checked out at this location. FLESHGORE are currently touring through Poland, the Czech Republic and Slovakia with KATASTROF from Israel. More band information at www.facebook.com/fleshgoreofficial

November 14, 2015

In late November 2015 Apocalyptic Productions will release the second EP from Chilean Death Metallers COFFIN CURSE. It will be entitled "Into The Dark" and features the following songs: ‘Lightless’, ‘Nail In The Coffin’, ‘Merciless Feast’, ‘Hear The Dead’ and ‘Supped Full With Horrors’. An advance track is already streaming at this location. More about COFFIN CURSE at www.facebook.com/coffincurse

"Larvae Offal Swine", the debut full length from ABHOMINE, will be released on March 18, 2016 in North America (via Hells Headbangers) and March 25, 2016 (via Osmose Productions) on CD and vinyl formats. ABHOMINE is a solo project from Pete Helmkamp (ANGELCORPSE, ORDER FROM CHAOS, REVENGE, TERROR ORGAN) in which he handles all guitars, bass and vocals while the drum tracks have been recorded and composed by a session drummer. The tracklist reads as follows: ‘Buried With Pig’, ‘Kapos And Whores’, ‘Crown Of Flies’, ‘Blackmaguswhitehouse’, ‘Narcocult’, ‘Reptile Annunciation’ and ‘Nest Of Disgust’. More info and updates at www.hellsheadbangers.com

New Jersey’s BLOOD FEAST are currently completing their upcoming third full length album "The Future State Of Wicked" at LCBW Recording in Watchung. Nine of the 10 featured songs have been written by original guitarist Adam Tranquilli. The band’s line-up gets completed by vocalist Chris Natalini, bassist Tom Lorenzo, Joe Moore (drums) and CJ Scioscia (guitar). The album will be released through Hells Headbangers sometime next year. For all additional BLOOD FEAST information check out www.facebook.com/bloodfeastlegions

November 13, 2015

On January 29, 2016 Soulseller Records will release “The Condemnation", the second full-length from Dutch Thrashers DISQUIET. It will be available as a 3-panel digipak CD and digitally and features the following tracks: ‘Ascending’, ‘The Condemnation’, ‘Fist Of Persistence’, ‘Born To Dissent’, ‘The Great Divide’, ‘Haul Down The Tree Of Life’, ‘Las’Pasi’, ‘From Essence Deprived’, ‘IDK’ and ‘Bred To Fail’. The title track is already streaming right here. More about DISQUIET at: www.disquiet.nl or www.facebook.com/disquietofficial

November 12, 2015

Swedish Death Metallers FERAL have shot a video for ‘Succumb To Terror’ in the band’s hometown Skellefteå, in the northern part of Sweden. It can be checked out at this location. The song is taken from their new album “Where Dead Dreams Dwell” which is out now on Cyclone Empire. More about FERAL at www.feral.se or www.facebook.com/feralswe

Turkish Thrashers THRASHFIRE have been signed by Xtreem Music. The band already released a demo in 2007, an EP in 2010 and their debut album "Thrash Burned The Hell" in 2011. Their upcoming mini CD "Vengeance Of Fire" will be released through Xtreem Music on December 20, 2015 and features the following songs: ‘Intro (Back To Ritual)’, ‘Vengeance Of Fire’, ‘Thrash Assassinations Of Rotten Streets’ and ‘Chainsaw Metal’, as well as the two bonus tracks ‘Silent Torture’ and ‘Kill The Fake God’ (both taken from their Demo 2007). ‘Chainsaw Metal’ can already be checked out here. All further THRASHFIRE information at www.facebook.com/thrashbeerandviolence

North Carolina based Death / Thrashers SUPPRESSIVE FIRE will release their debut album "Bedlam" on January 14, 2016. It was mixed and mastered by Joel Grind (TOXIC HOLOCAUST) and features art by Par Olofsson (EXODUS, ABYSMAL DAWN). The following tracks will appear on the album: ‘Ceasefire’, ‘The Hellwraith’, ‘Coup D’état’, ‘Thy Flesh Consumed’, ‘Bayonet Penetration’, ‘Nazi Face Melter’, ‘Pyrophoric Blood’, ‘Ironsights’, ‘Crucify The Kings’, ‘Holy Masochism’ and ‘Bedlam’. The single ‘The Hellwraith’ is already streaming at this location. More band info you will find at www.facebook.com/suppressivefire

November 11, 2015

On December 11, 2015 Greyhaze Records is going to release a SARCÓFAGO demo compilation entitled "Die… Hard". It will feature material that had never before been released, such as the band’s very first demo, as well as material recorded for "Rotting" and "The Laws Of Scourge". The complete tacklist reads like this: ‘Intro Da Satanas’, ‘Satanas’, ‘Nightmare’, ‘Third Slaughter’ (1st demo, first version), ‘Intro Da Satanas’, ‘Satanas’, ‘Nightmare’, ‘Third Slaughter’ (1st demo, second version), ‘Intro’, ‘Satanas’, ‘Nightmare’, ‘Third Slaughter’ ("Satanic Lust" demo 1986), ‘The Black Vomit’ ("Black Vomit" demo 1986), ‘INRI’ (rehearsal version), ‘Christ’s Death’, ‘Desecration Of Virgin’, ‘Satanic Lust’ ("Christ’s Death" demo 1987), ‘Alcoholic Coma’ (from "Rehearsals 89"), ‘Secrets Of A Window’ (demo version) and ‘Satanic Lust’ (instrumental demo version). "Die… Hard" will be released as a digipak CD, including a 16 pages booklet. The album track ‘The Black Vomit’ is streaming here. For all further information and pre-order details go to www.greyhazerecords.com

In support of their latest album "Graveyard Of Eden" Belgian Death Metallers DEHUMAN will be kicking off a tour of Brazil tomorrow together with KROW, NERVOCHAOS and NEUROTICOS. The tour will feature VIBRION guitarist Lou Indigo filling in for the temporarily sidelined Rafael Sellekaerts. An official music video for the album track ‘Crypts Of Blood’ can be checked out at this location. More band info at www.facebook.com/dehumandm

Italy’s Post Black Metallers DEADLY CARNAGE have finished recording a new 7" EP entitled "Chasm". It will feature the two previously unreleased tracks ‘Night Was The End’ and ‘Hole Of Mirrors’. The first edition will be limited to 100 copies and also includes the CD version of the EP, a commemorative spin and a photo autographed by all band members. The EP will be released in early 2016 and a video for ‘Hole Of Mirrors’ is currently being worked on with director Danilo Montagna. For all additional DEADLY CARNAGE info check out www.facebook.com/deadlycarnage

ABBATH are streaming the first track, ‘Winter Bane’, from their upcoming self-titled debut album at this location now. The album will be released on January 22, 2016 via Season Of Mist in various formats, including a limited edition box with extras and gatefold vinyl in various colours. The complete tracklist of the album reads like this: ‘To War’, ‘Winter Bane’, ‘Ashes Of The Damned’, ‘Ocean Of Wounds’, ‘Count The Dead’, ‘Fenrir Hunts’, ‘Root Of The Mountain’, ‘Eternal’ and ‘Nebular Ravens Winter’ (bonus track). A 7" vinyl single (featuring the album track ‘Count The Dead’ and a cover of the JUDAS PRIEST classic ‘Riding On The Wind’) will already be released on December 11, 2015 in two versions (both limited to 500 copies worldwide and exclusively available for pre-order through the Season Of Mist shop). More about ABBATH at www.abbath.net or www.facebook.com/abbathband

November 09, 2015

French old school Death Metallers NECROWRETCH will be touring Europe in February / March 2016 for two weeks. Support comes from Singapore based blackend Death Metallers INFERNAL EXECRATOR. Dates and venues will be announced soon. More info and updates at www.facebook.com/necrowretch or www.necrowretch.net

November 06, 2015

"Behold.Total.Rejection", the fifth full length from REVENGE, is currently streaming in its entirety at this location. It will be released on November 13, 2015 via Season Of Mist. The complete tracklist reads like this: ‘Scum Defection (Outsider Neutralized)’, ‘Shock Attrition (Control In Decline)’, ‘Wolf Slave Protocol (Choose Your Side)’, ‘Mass Death Mass’, ‘Mobilization Rites’, ‘Silent Enemy’, ‘Desolation Insignia’, ‘Hate Nomad’, ‘ETHR (Failure Erased)’ and ‘Nihilist Militant (Total Rejection)’. More about REVENGE at www.facebook.com/revengeofficialsompage

On November 11, 2015 Infernö Records will release "Fear", the debut album of Lithuanian Thrashers PHRENETIX. It will be available as a digipak CD, limited 500 copies and cassette, limited to 100 copies. Samples can already be checked out here or here (‘Piece Of Lie’ video). For all additional information check out www.facebook.com/phrenetix

November 04, 2015

DOWN AMONG THE DEAD MEN have just released the titletrack of their upcoming second album "Exterminate! Annihilate! Destroy!" at this location. The album will be released on November 06, 2015 via Cyclone Empire Records. More about DOWN AMONG THE DEAD MEN at www.facebook.com/downamongthedeadmen

German Death Metallers ENDSEEKER have just released a video for ‘Deployment Of The Aroused’ at this location. The song is taken from their debut EP "Corrosive Revelation" which will be released on November 13, 2015 via F.D.A. Records. "Corrosive Revelation" was recorded at Chemical Burn Studio with producer Alexander Dietz (HEAVEN SHALL BURN) and mixed and mastered by Alexander Dietz and Eike O. Freese. The cover artwork was created by Mark Riddick. More about ENDSEEKER at www.endseeker.de

Polish blackened Death Metallers INFERNAL WAR have released a drum cam video of the song ‘Into Dead Soil’ over here. It was shot at Mega Club in Katowice (Poland) during the band’s recent tour. The track is taken from INFERNAL WAR’s new album "Axiom", which was released in April on Agonia Records. For all further information check out www.facebook.com/infernalwarofficial

18 years after the release of their debut full length "Void", Spanish brutal Death Metallers REINCARNATION have finally returned to the scene with a follow-up entitled "The Beginning Of The End". The album will be released on December 01, 2015 via Xtreem Music and the following tracks will appear on it: ‘Intro’, ‘The Streets Never Sleep’, ‘Hell Over Hell’, ‘The Beginning Of The End’, ‘Reincarnation’, ‘Tattooing Soul’, ‘The Reflection Of Hate’, ‘Fuck The System’ and ‘Memories Of A Lifetime’. The cover artwork for "The Beginning Of The End" was created by Jeff Kahn (vocalist / guitarist in SKELETON OF GOD) and the album was mastered by Dave Rotten at his own Sanctuary Studios. An exclusive advance track can already be checked out right here. REINCARNATION are currently finishing a video for the opening track ‘The Streets Never Sleep’ which is supposed to have its premiere in a couple of weeks. All further info at www.facebook.com/reincarnation.deathmetal

November 03, 2015

"Gore Aberration", the new album from Brazilian Death Metallers PATHOLOGIC NOISE, is streaming in its entirety at this location now. It was released via Greyhaze Records and the cover art was created by Kelson Frost, who had already worked for bands like SARCOFAGO, HEADHUNTER DC or THE MIST. The full tracklist reads like this: ‘Never Ending Blood’n Hate’, ‘Sexual Murder’, ‘Pathologic Metal Vision’, ‘Master Of Suffering’, ‘Bloody Deliriums’, ‘Lights On The Dark Sky’, ‘Calling With The Dead’s’ and ‘War Lust (Queen Of Carnal Pleasure)’. More information about PATHOLOGIC NOISE you will find at www.facebook.com/pathologicnoise

November 02, 2015

Greek technical Thrashers BENEFACTOR DECEASE will finally release their debut full length "Anatomy Of An Angel" on November 20, 2015 via Xtreem Music. It was originally supposed to see the light of day in the Summer of 2013 already, but due to line-up problems the band was on hold and so the record got constantly delayed. "Anatomy Of An Angel" will feature the following tracks: ‘Intro – Intermental Excitation’, ‘Electrical Death’, ‘Chronicles Of A Paraphiliak’, ‘Anatomy Of An Angel’, ‘The Finest Form For Body Modification’, ‘Feeling The Razor’s Touch’, ‘Abandonement To The Hanger’, ‘Subsistence For Regeneretic Impulse’, ‘Lyssa’ and ‘A Blade In The Dark’. The advance track ‘Electrical Death’ can already be checked out here. More band info at www.facebook.com/benefactor.decease.1447

Swedish Crust / Deathers BOMBS OF HADES will release their new album "Death Mask Replica" in January 2016 via War Anthem Records on CD and gatefold LP. It was recorded at BOH Studio and mixed / mastered at Welfare Sounds (Gothenburg). More about BOMBS OF HADES at www.bombsofhades.com

Czech Death / Thrashers NAHUM have just self-released their second album "And The Chaos Has Begun". It is currently streaming in its entirety right here. A promo video for the track ‘Raging Chaos’ can be found at this location. For all further band information check out www.facebook.com/nahummetal

November 01, 2015

The new CRYPTIC BROOD EP "Wormhead" is out now via Xtreem Music (CD) and Weed Hunter Records (MC). Both versions have different artworks, done by Thomas Westphal (Necromaniac Artworks). A split 7" EP with Italian Grinders RESTOS HUMANOS will be released in November (featuring one unreleased CRYPTIC BROOD song), limited to 300 copies. More band info at www.crypticbrood.de or www.facebook.com/crypticbrood

"I", the debut full length from Dutch Black Metallers IBEX ANGEL ORDER (formerly known as FUNERAL GOAT), will be released on digipak CD (with a 12 pages booklet) and gatefold LP (with illustrations printed with metallic golden foil) via Daemon Worship Productions in the upcoming months. The album was mastered by Greg Chandler (ESOTERIC, LYCHGATE), features artwork by Ubertragic Art and the tracklist reads like this: ‘Intro’, ‘Beyond The Seventh’, ‘Origin Of Spheres’, ‘Unbegotten Father’, ‘Numberless Am I’, ‘Serpent Of Assiah’, ‘The Terrible One’, ‘Into Pleroma’, ‘Unbroken Idol’ and ‘Domedon Doxomedon’. For more info check out www.facebook.com/ibexangelorder

"Necrosophia", the upcoming third album of Swedish Black Metallers GRAFVITNIR, will also be released through Daemon Worship Productions as a 6-panel digipak CD with a 12 pages booklet and gatefold LP in the upcoming months. The following tracks will appear on it: ‘Kenaz’, ‘Awakening Of The Dragon’, ‘Vessels Of Serpent Fire’, ‘Varulvsnatt’, ‘Fires Of Golachab’, ‘Elddop’ and ‘Into The Vast Forever’. All additional GRAFVITNIR information at www.facebook.com/grafvitnir.official

Polish Black Metallers BLAZE OF PERDITION will start a tour in Poland (together with MORD’A’STIGMATA and MOANAA) on November 05, 2015 in Lublin. The "Days Of No Light" tour will visit ten cities and ends on November 14, 2015 in Kraków. In a recently issued statement the band revealed: "We’ve got a new band member Devasto – fresh blood. Originally he was to become our bass player, but sudden complications made him take up guitar duties, while Revenger returned to his bass. As for the vocals, most gigs will be performed by Rattenkönig – talented and experienced frontman from the southern region of Poland. The only exception will be a gig in our hometown – Lublin, where we shall perform with our original master of ceremony – Sonneillon. This will arguably be very special performance, so it might be slightly different than the other gigs during this tour as well. We hope to return to our main live line-up someday. At the moment, Sonneillon is focused on the studio-related work only, while his live duties will be taken up by a worthy replacement mentioned above. Few exceptions might occur, but at the moment we are forced to continue this way. We also hope that this situation will clear up as soon as possible. It is important to notice, that Sonneillon’s vocal performance is as good as always, but his health condition demands special logistical requirements we’re not able to meet right now. The rest remains unchanged". www.facebook.com/blazeofperdition