» News Archive June 2015

June 30, 2015

Swedish based Southern Thrash Metallers METHANE have just released a 2 song digital single that features the title track ‘Spit On Your Grave’ and ‘Blood, Sweat And Beer’. The material has been recorded in the Fall of 2014 and the songs are alternative versions of those that will appear on the upcoming METHANE album which the band is currently finishing in the studio. You can check out the songs here (‘Spit On Your Grave’) and here (‘Blood Sweat And Beer’). For all further METHANE information check out www.facebook.com/methaneband

June 27, 2015

Chilean Death Metallers THORNAFIRE have just released a new video for the song ‘La Sierpe’ at this location. It is taken from their latest album "Magnaa", which was released in Autumn 2014 via F.D.A. Records. The video was directed and produced by Carlos Toro V., who already worked with KREATOR, VADER, THERION, HALFORD, ARCH ENEMY, CRIMINAL and many more. For all further THORNAFIRE info check out www.facebook.com/thornafire or www.thornafire.cl

Lithuanian old school Death / Thrashers STORMGREY have been signed by Vic Records for the September release of their debut album "Crawl. Pray. Suffer.". The band consists of veterans of the Lithuanian Death Metal scene who were active in the mid 90s playing in DISSECTION, CONSCIOUS ROT and DAHMER. The album was mixed and mastered by Dan Swanö and two tracks (‘New Eye’ and ‘Crawl Through Suffer’) are available for preview at their bandcamp site https://stormgrey.bandcamp.com.

June 26, 2015

CRYPTOPSY have posted another teaser video for their forthcoming EP, "The Book Of Suffering" at this location. The trailer features Jeff Waters (ANNIHILATOR), Richard Christy (ICED EARTH, DEATH), Liam Wilson (THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN), Travis Ryan (CATTLE DECAPITATION) and more. For all additional CRYPTOPSY info check out www.cryptopsy.ca or www.facebook.com/cryptopsymetal

The new line-up of ABBATH now consists of Abbath (vocals/ guitar), King (bass) and Creature (drums). The band will play its very first show next Saturday, when they will headline the Inferno stage at the Tuska Festival in Helsinki, Finland. ABBATH will premiere a brand new song entitled ‘Fenrir Hunts’ alongside classic IMMORTAL material including ‘One By One’, and a handful of songs from Abbath’ and King’s 2006 project I will also be performed live for the first time. More about ABBATH at www.facebook.com/abbathband or www.abbath.net

Spanish Death Metallers AVULSED will release their new 5-song EP "Altar Of Disembowelment" on September 9, 2015 via Xtreem Music. The 10" vinyl version will be released at the same time by Greek label Screaming Victims Distro, limited to 500 copies, with 100 units in five different colours each (black, red, blue, clear and marble). The track ‘To Sacrifice And Devour’ is already streaming here. "Altar Of Disembowelment" was recorded in three diferent studios and mixed at Overhead Studios by Raúl Fournier "Furni" (ex – drummer of AVULSED) between 1994 – 2004 and later mastered at Unisound Studios by Dan Swanö. The EP marks the recording debut for new drummer Erik Raya and the cover artwork was created by Juanjo Castellano who already was responsible for the cover art for AVULSED’s "Ritual Zombi". Apart from 4 new AVULSED songs "Altar Of Disembowelment" also includes a cover of BLACK SABBATH’s ‘Neon Knight’ that originally was recorded in late 2010 for a DIO tribute album that ended up being a fiasco. Instead of using that recording the band decided to re-record it again for this EP. All further info at www.avulsed.com

June 25, 2015

HATE ETERNAL have just revealed another track from their upcoming new album "Infernus". You can check out ‘The Stygian Deep’ right here. "Infernus" will be released on August 21, 2015 via Season Of Mist. For more info and updates check out www.facebook.com/hate.eternal

New Jersey based Death / Grinders ORGAN DEALER will release their debut full-length "Visceral Infection" on July 14, 2015 via Horror Pain Gore Death Productions. The album track ‘KPC-Oxa48’ is already streaming at this location. All further info at www.facebook.com/organdealer

June 24, 2015

"The Church Dies", 1994’s debut album from Slovakian Death Metallers DEMENTOR, will be re-released together with the band’s 1993 "Morbid Infection" demo on CD / vinyl via Dark Symphonies / The Crypt in late 2015 / early 2016. It will be designed after the original 1994 cassette release, featuring the original cover artwork, taking elements from the original layout with attention to detail, even down to the logo and typeface. Also included will be unpublished classic band photos, flyers and liner notes from founding member / original bass player Robo Jancik. The vinyl edition will be limited to 500 copies (250 on black and 250 on colored vinyl) and comes in a 350 gram jacket. A sound sample can be checked out here. More DEMENTOR info at www.facebook.com/pages/dementor/111592402248888

June 23, 2015

Norwegian brutal Death Metallers THE SICKENING will release their second full length "Sickness Unfold" on July 20, 2015 via Xtreem Music. The album features the following tracks: ‘Sickness Unfold’, ‘Fixed On Killing’, ‘Unnamed Horror’, ‘Throat Hole Ejaculation’, ‘Lord Of Decay’, ‘A Mind Deranged’, ‘Powertool Sodomy’, ‘Suffer For My Pleasure’, ‘Consumed By Hate’ and the VILE cover ‘Abort (The Fetus)’. An advance track of the album can already be checked out here. More about THE SICKENING at www.facebook.com/thesickeningdeathmetal

"Near Death Revelations", the new album from Polish Black Metallers BLAZE OF PERDITION, is already streaming in its entire here. It will be released as slipcase CD, regular black LP, red LP and digitally on June 26, 2015 via Agonia Records. "Near Death Revelations" was mixed and mastered at Satanic Audio and the cover artwork was created by Mentalporn (SINISTER, BEHEMOTH, DECAPITATED, ORIGIN). More BLAZE OF PERDITION info at www.facebook.com/blazeofperdition

The CD version of 2014’s self-titled VORAGE debut EP will be released on June 30, 2015 via Hellthrasher Productions. It was originally released on tape through Exitium Productions. The artwork (for both cassette and CD editions) was created by Grave IX Design. You can stream the whole EP here. For all further info on VORAGE check out www.facebook.com/vorageband

Comatose Music have just released "Media Mindsnare", the second album from Tennessee based Death Metallers COATHANGER ABORTION and "Power Obsessed", the third full length from Argentina’s Death Metallers PRION. Streams of both albums can be found here and here. More band info at www.facebook.com/pages/coathanger-abortion/125726516723 or www.facebook.com/pages/prion/142021452488602

June 20, 2015

David Vincent and MORBID ANGEL have officially parted ways now. In his official statement Vincent says: "I had good communication with Trey yesterday and we agree that there are incompatibilities with regards to us working together. Trey and I have accomplished amazing things together over the past 30 years and I wish him the best with his future projects. Out of respect for the legacy of these accomplishments, I encourage MORBID ANGEL fans to not take sides, because I am not. I look forward to sharing my new endeavors with all of you in the near future. Until then, stay Morbid!"

June 19, 2015

Guitarist Thor Anders Myhren, better known as "Destructhor", has left MORBID ANGEL as well now. In an official statement he says: "I would like to announce that I, Destructhor, as well am out of MORBID ANGEL. Due to issues of them wanting to work with someone more local. Actually pretty good news to me, since I personally decided to leave MORBID ANGEL after the last tour we did in Europe in November / December 2014. It is definitely time for me to move on with the Norwegian extreme act MYRKSKOG. This is where I truly belong and exciting things are happening! A new record is being released next year with coming tours, festivals and so on. So it’s time to step it up and prepare for war with my Norwegian / Swedish brothers in MYRKSKOG. As for MORBID ANGEL, I wish them all the best with everything! It’s been a lot of great experiences! No hard feelings at all and may the future bring us all to another dimension!"

June 18, 2015

Doug Overbay, rhythm guitarist for Kansas City based Death / Thrashers ARES KINGDOM, is taking an indefinite hiatus from the band in order to address health issues. The band will continue as a three piece with Alex Blume (vocals / bass), Mike Miller (drums) and Chuck Keller (guitars). The line-up change will have no effect on any upcoming shows. The band is currently in post-production with their new album "The Unburiable Dead" at their own Very Metal Sound studio in suburban Kansas City. The release is scheduled later this year through NWN! Productions. A special live picture disc entitled "Chaosmongers Alive: 8/21/2006" will furthermore be released as part of NWN! Productions’ Onward // Ascendant warehouse fund campaign. For all further ARES KINGDOM information check out www.areskingdom.com

June 17, 2015

US Black Metallers NIHILISTINEN BARBAARISUUS have just released a lyric video for ‘Let Them Perish’ at this location. The song is taken from the band’s new full length "The Child Must Die", which has been released earlier this year via Infernal Kommando Records as a digipak CD (limited to 500 copies). The full album is currently streaming in its entirety here. A video for the title track can also be found here. More about NIHILISTINEN BARBAARISUUS at www.facebook.com/nihilistinenbarbaarisuus

Polish Death Metallers OGOTAY have just been signed by Selfmadegod Records for the release of their new full length “Dead God’s Prophet”. The band features Marcin Swierczynski (YATTERING – bass / vocals), Artur Piotrowski (MESS AGE – guitar), Andrzej Peszel (FULCRUM – guitar) and Szymon Andryszczak (PANDEMONIUM – drums). The follow-up to 2012’s "Eve Of The Last Day” was recorded at G Studio sometime in 2014 and is set for an August 01, 2015 release. The title track is already streaming at Selfmadegod Records’ SoundCloud page. For all additional band information go to www.facebook.com/ogotay666

June 16, 2015

"Grimm I & II", the upcoming album of Germany’s atmospheric Black / Deathers KADAVRIK, is already streaming in its entirety at this location. The full tracklist reads like this: ‘Wither Away’, ‘All The World But One’, ‘Ruins’, ‘7 Years’, ‘Queen Of Sylvan Lands’, ‘Lords’, ‘Voids’, ‘Shuttered’ and ‘Helix’. The album will be released on June 26, 2015 via Testimony Records. More info at www.facebook.com/kadavrik

Five years after he joined the band, drummer Tim Yeung has left MORBID ANGEL. In an official statement he said: "As some of you know, there have been some line-up changes with MORBID ANGEL. Unfortunately, due to financial differences, I will not be continuing with them. It has been a great five years being involved with MORBID ANGEL. I’ve met a ton of great people all over the world, played some amazing shows, and have a ton of great memories as well as stories. I wish Trey and MORBID ANGEL all the best. As for myself, I’m always up for the next opportunity life throws my way." At this point of time a new drummer for MORBID ANGEL has not been announced yet. In response to the news that Trey is working on music with Steve Tucker again (who fronted MORBID ANGEL on the three full length albums "Formulas Fatal To The Flesh", "Gateways To Annihilation" and "Heretic") vocalist / bassplayer David Vincent has issued the following statement in the meantime: "I am aware of Trey Azagthoth’s announcement of a collaboration with Steve Tucker on new music. However, the inference that I have left MORBID ANGEL is incorrect. To be clear, I have not left MORBID ANGEL nor have I been asked to do so." For news updates check out www.facebook.com/officialmorbidangelpage

Danish rotten Death Metallers UNDERGANG have released a track from their upcoming Dark Descent release "Døden Læger Alle Sår". You can check out ‘Kronisk Betændelse I Tarmene’ here. Another new track (‘Kogt I Blod’) is already streaming at this location. The band’s third album "Døden Læger Alle Sår" will be released on CD and digitally via Dark Descent Records July 10, 2015 (the vinyl edition will be released on Me Saco Un Ojo Records). More about UNDERGANG at www.facebook.com/undergangktdm

June 15, 2015

DAWN OF A DARK AGE’s new album “Fire” (the third chapter of the band’s “The Six Elements” saga) will be released on July, 01, 2015 as a limited edition (66 copies!) jewel case CD. It will be available exclusively here. "Fire" was recorded at 3rd Bloody Floor Studio and Nino R.Mejia created the cover artwork. Here’s the complete tracklist: ‘Awakening Of The Old Flame’, ‘Enonga’s Bells 1566 A.D.’, ‘Pompei (Vesuvio’s Waltz)’, ‘Winter Solstice’, ‘Homecoming’ and ‘Outro (Kvlt Of The Fire)’. All further info at www.facebook.com/dawnofadarkage

Italy’s Death / Thrashers METHEDRAS have just released a video for the song ‘Brawl’ at this location. The track is taken from the album "System Subversion", which was released at the end of last year via Pavement Entertainment. The video has been filmed by Maurizio Del Piccolo (Moviedel Production) and the special effects were realized by Chiara Mariani (Midial Lab). More about METHEDRAS at www.facebook.com/methedrasthrash

Chilean Death Metallers THORNAFIRE have released a brand new video for the song ‘La Sierpe’ right here. It is taken from their last album "Magnaa", which was released in Autumn 2014 through F.D.A. Records. The clip was directed and produced by Carlos Toro V. (Abysmo Films), who already worked with KREATOR, VADER, THERION, HALFORD, ARCH ENEMY, CRIMINAL among others. All additional info about THORNAFIRE you will find at www.facebook.com/thornafire or www.thornafire.cl

June 13, 2015

"Memento Mori", the upcoming second full-length from French Black Metallers THE NEGATION, is streaming in its entirety at this location now. It will be released via Kaotoxin Records on July 06, 2015 (July 07, 2015 digitally and North America). The first pressing comes as a limited edition (500 copies) digipak CD. More band info at www.facebook.com/the.negation.band

Italian Death Metallers DAEMONIAC have been signed by Xtreem Music for the release of their debut EP "Lord Of Immolation" as well as upcoming albums. The band was formed in 2013 by ex – HORRID members Max (bass / vocals) and Matt (drums) and gets completed by Pier on guitars. The "Lord Of Immolation" EP was recorded and mixed at Sunlight Studios by Tomas Skogsberg. Johan Jansson (INTERMENT / MOONDARK) and Urban Skytt (CREMATORY / GENERAL SURGERY) have guested on the EP and the cover artwork was created by Chris C. Moyen. The full tracklist reads like this: ‘Intro’, ‘Away From Christ’, ‘Demonic Possession’, ‘Chunks Of Flesh’ (CREMATORY cover), ‘Desecration Of Christianity’ and ‘Lord Of Immolation’. "Lord Of Immolation" will be released by Xtreem Music on July 10, 2015. An exclusive advance track can be checked out here. More DAEMONIAC information at www.facebook.com/daemoniac666

June 12, 2015

"In Death We Meet", 2012’s debut full length from Pittsburgh based Doom / Deathers DERKÉTA, will be re-issued via Ibex Moon Records on June 16, 2015. It was remixed by GRAVE’s Ola Lindgren at Studio Soulless and includes the two bonus tracks ‘Darkness Fades Life’ and the SEPULTURA cover ‘Troops Of Doom’ (both songs have been recorded and mixed by Matt Schor at The War Room). The vinyl edition will additionally feature the four live tracks ‘Shadows Of The Past’, ‘Obscurities Of Darkness’, ‘Witchburned’ and ‘Time Of Awakening’. More DERKÉTA info at www.derketa.com or www.facebook.com/derketadoomdeathmetal

June 11, 2015

"Condemned To Misery", the new album from American Death Metallers SKELETAL REMAINS, will be released via F.D.A. Records on August 07, 2015 (a vinyl edition will follow on September 04, 2015). The album will feature the following eight tracks: ‘Beyond Cremation’, ‘Obscured Velitation’, ‘Euphoric Bloodfeast’, ‘Viral Hemorrhagic Pyrexia’, ‘Atrocious Calamity’, ‘Ethereal Erosion’, ‘Still Suffering’ and ‘Sleepless Cadavers’. one of the tracks (‘Viral Hemorrhagic Pyrexia’) is already streaming right here. The cover artwork for "Condemned To Misery" was created by Mario Lopez. More about SKELETAL REMAINS at www.facebook.com/skeletalremainsdeathmetal

Xtreem Music have just released "Brutal Aggre666ion", the fifth album from Colombian Death Metallers MASACRE. It was mixed by Erik Rutan (HATE ETERNAL) and features the following tracks: ‘La Guerra’, ‘Mutilated’, ‘Bullets’, ‘War In Hell’, ‘Donde Habital El Mal’, ‘Satanic Peace Agreement’, ‘Reality Death’, ‘The Calm Before The Storm’ and ‘Valle De La Muerte’. "Brutal Aggre666ion". You can check out the full album here. More about MASACRE at www.facebook.com/pages/masacreoficial/151283931612611

US Death Metallers ECTOVOID have just released the first single off their upcoming second full-length "Dark Abstraction" which will be released via Hellthrasher Productions this Summer. You can already check out the song ‘The Expanse Between Slumber And Death’ at this location. The album was recorded / mixed between 2014 – 2015 by Joshua Freemon at Dead Sound Studios and mastered by Damian Herring (HORRENDOUS) at Subterranean Watchtower Studios. An album teaser has been posted here. More ECTOVOID at www.facebook.com/ectovoid

June 09, 2015

"Deadened", the upcoming fourth full length from German Death / Thrashers DYING HUMANITY, is now streaming in its entirety at this location. The album, which was recorded at Jörg Uken’s Soundlodge Studio, will be released on June 12, 2015 via Bastardized Recordings. More DYING HUMANITY info at www.facebook.com/dyinghumanity

On June 20, 2015 Infernö Records will release "Blood Curse Resurrection", the debut full length from New York based Death / Thrashers PRIME EVIL on digipak CD and limited cassette (100 copies). The album features ten tracks and comes with an 8 pages booklet. One of the album tracks (‘Plague Of Humanity’) can already be checked out at this location. For all additional PRIME EVIL info check out www.facebook.com/real.prime.evil

Canadian Death / Thrashers RIOTOR will also release their new album "Rusted Throne" on June 20, 2015 via Infernö Records on digipak CD and limited cassette (100 copies). Check out the track ‘Nightmare Is My Life’ right here. More about RIOTOR at www.facebook.com/riotor

June 05, 2015

Finnish Death Metallers NERLICH have been signed by F.D.A. Records. The band’s new EP "Eternity’s Gate" will be released on October 02, 2015. Here’s their official statement: "We are happy to announce signing a deal with F.D.A. Records for the next two releases (upcoming EP and 2nd full length), with the first one to be released later this year. It’s been long time since our previous outing, but time has definitely helped refining our performance and songwriting skills. The new EP, titled "Eternity’s Gate", includes 3 new songs plus one cover song from an old Finnish band CARTILAGE. Compared to our older material, the new songs are better structured / balanced and more different from each other (all having their own identity), have more slow parts and some dark melodies that remind a bit of old Finnish Death Metal scene. Lyrically this is somewhat a concept record dealing with different mental issues / problems, instead of the genre’s typical gore / horror stuff, so it’s closer to real-life horror so to speak." More about NERLICH at www.facebook.com/nerlichband

Italy’s Death Metallers GRAVESITE have just finished the recordings of their debut album "Horrifying Nightmares…" which will be released on July 01, 2015 via Xtreem Music. The cover artwork was created by Mario E. Lopez M. and the tracklist reads like this: ‘Intro / Anguished Sleep’, ‘Submerged In Vomit’, ‘Horrifying Nightmares Of Flesh And Blood’, ‘I Want To Rot’, ‘The Painter Of Agonies’, ‘Where Mortals Fear To Thread’, ‘Curse Of The Red Moon’, ‘Worship Death In All Its Forms’ and ‘Suscipe Mortem’. An advance track of the album can already be checked out here. The band was formed by members of HAEMOPHAGUS, UNDEAD CREEP and CANCER SPREADING and previously released a demo entitled "Obsessed By The Macabre" in 2014. All further GRAVESITE information at www.facebook.com/gravesitedeathmetal

June 04, 2015

Swedish Black Metallers CRAFT have been signed by Season Of Mist. Guitarist Joakim issued the following comment about the new deal: "We are very pleased to have signed a deal with Season Of Mist to release our next studio album. This label has many resources available for us, which enables us to make a really special fifth full-length. We are determined to create something severely misanthropic and cold with our upcoming release and our future live shows. We are confident that signing to Season Of Mist and having access to all their professional crew and their experience will be very helpful in achieving this." More CRAFT information at www.facebook.com/craftblackmetal

June 03, 2015

HATE ETERNAL have released the first track from their uphcoming new album "Infernus". You can check out ‘Pathogenic Apathy’ at this location. The cover artwork for the album has been created by Eliran Kantor (TESTAMENT, ICED EARTH, SODOM) and its full tracklist reads like this: ‘Locust Swarm’, ‘The Stygian Deep’, ‘Pathogenic Apathy’, ‘La Tempestad’, ‘Infernus’, ‘The Chosen One’, ‘Zealot, Crusader Of War’, ‘Order Of The Arcane Scripture’, ‘Chaos Theory’ and ‘O’ Majestic Being, Hear My Call’. "Infernus" will be released on August 21, 2015 via Season Of Mist. More HATE ETERNAL information at www.facebook.com/hate.eternal

June 02, 2015

Hammerheart Records have inked a deal with Dutch Black Metallers CIRITH GORGOR. A release date for their new album “Visions Of Exalted Lucifer” will be announced soon. More about CIRITH GORGOR at www.facebook.com/cirithgorgorofficial

Polish Death Metallers EMBRIONAL have just released a video for the song ‘Madman’s Curse’ (from the band’s 2015 album "The Devil Inside") at this location. It was directed, shot and edited by Sebastian ‘Semen’ Turkowski. "The Devil Inside" was released on CD, cassette tape and limited CD via Old Temple and Godz Ov War / Third Eye Temple respectively and a vinyl version is currently being manufactured. It will be out in August via Hellthrasher Productions, limited to 250 copies, including a limited run of 100 on red-splattered vinyl, with poster flags. All additional info at www.facebook.com/embrional

DEIPHAGO will release their fourth album "Into The Eye Of Satan" on August 07, 2015 via Hells Headbangers. It was produced by Colin Marston (GORGUTS). You can already check out the track ‘Red Dragon Of Chaos’ here. The complete tracklist reads like this: ‘Intro: Abomination’, ‘Evil And Adverse’, ‘Bloodbath Of Genocide’, ‘(6 x 6 x 6) / 3’, ‘Serpentine Anti-World’, ‘Calculated Acts Of Cruelty’, ‘Red Dragon Of Chaos’, ‘Ritual Death Of The Enemy’ and ‘Into The Eye Of Satan’. More DEIPHAGO at www.facebook.com/666division

Philadelphia based Black Metallers I AM THE TRIREME have released an official video for the track ‘Thy Sombering Light’ at this location. The song will appear on their upcoming album "Gnosis: Never Follow The Light", which will be released on June 30, 2015 via Horror Pain Gore Death Productions. All further information about I AM THE TRIREME you will find at www.iamthetrireme.com or www.facebook.com/iamthetrireme

June 01, 2015

"Entheogen", the new album from Costa Rican Death Metallers CORPSE GARDEN, has just been released through both Russia’s Satanath Records and Germany’s RTM Productions. It was recorded in 2014 with producer Juan Pablo Calvo at Bushido Audio Productions and mastered by Eri Román at SoloHit Studios in San José. The artwork was created by Alexander L. Brown (BNB Illustration and Design). More info at www.thecorpsegarden.com or www.facebook.com/corpsegardencr