» News Archive October 2016

October 31, 2016

Spanish Thrashers HOLYCIDE (featuring Dave Rotten from AVULSED on vocals), have just released a lyric video for the titletrack of their upcoming album "Annihilate… Then Ask!" at this location. Another album sample of 5 song clips can be checked out here. "Annihilate… Then Ask!" will be released on February 01, 2017 via Xtreem Music on CD, 12" LP and cassette. More about HOLYCIDE at www.facebook.com/holycide

October 30, 2016

Raw Skull Recordz have signed Dutch old school Death Metallers COLDBLOODED. The band’s new album "Harvest Of Damnation" will be mixed and mastered by J.B. Van der Wal (ABORTED, ESCARNIUM, ENTRAPMENT) and the release has been scheduled for June 2017. More info at www.facebook.com/coldbloodedfryslan

October 29, 2016

MAYHEM will embark on a "De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas" European tour in March and April 2017. On that tour they will be performing their debut album in its entirety. The tour starts on March 24, 2017 in Karlstad, Sweden and ends in Munich, Germany on April 16, 2017. For more info and updates check out www.thetruemayhem.com or www.facebook.com/mayhemofficial

October 28, 2016

Ancient US Death Metallers EXTERMINATION ANGEL have just updated their official website http://exterminationangel666.bandcamp.com with pictures of the band and new merchandise. Their new six-track demo “Demo 2016” will be released as a cassette tape edition via Baltic Warlord Records soon. For ordering details you can already contact the band at exterminationangel@gmail.com. For all further EXTERMINATION ANGEL info check out www.facebook.com/exterminationangelband

Long Island, New York based Death Metallers DAY OF DOOM have just released their first two, previously unreleased, albums on one CD via Lavadome Productions. It is entitled "The Second Coming" and includes 2006’s "Night Of Horror" and a re-recorded version of "Slaves To Insanity", the band’s sophomore album from 2010. You can stream ‘Hatred Is’ and ‘Lust For Blood’ at this location. "Night Of Horror" features Doug Cerrito (ex – SUFFOCATION) who produced the album and also played two leads on it. DAY OF DOOM are currently working on their new album "Descent Of Humanity". More info at www.facebook.com/pages/day-of-doom/104084006333294

Mexican Death Metallers MORBID MESSIAH have been signed by Godz Ov War Productions. Their their debut EP, "In The Name Of True Death Metal", will be released on cassette and digitally in January 2017. 3 of the songs are streaming right here. More about MORBID MESSIAH at www.facebook.com/morbidmessiahofficial

To celebrate the 30th anniversary of their self-titled debut full length US Power / Thrash Metallers INTRINSIC have released a vintage video with rare clips of the band recording the album live in the studio. It can be watched at this location. In 2015 INTRINSIC released their third album "Nails" via Divebomb Records. It was the band’s first release since 1996’s "Closure". For all further info check out www.facebook.com/intrinsicofficialpage

October 27, 2016

At the end of 2009 former ABHORRENCE bassplayer Kleber Varnier (who used to play with the Brazilian Death Metallers from 1997 to 2001) founded a new band named BELLICOSITY. In 2012 he was joined by Junio Gregore (guitar / vocals) and they both started working on first songs together. In 2015 Marcos "Lord Cepheus" Pereira (from Black Metallers ANIMUS DIFAMANDI) replaced Junio Gregore on guitars / vocals and Italo Fernandes joined them on drums. In September 2016 original guitarist Junio Gregore returned to BELLICOSITY as a second guitarist. The band is currently rehearsing the material for their upcoming debut release "Hell-Necroarmamentism" which will be recorded in 2017. The coverart was created by Cesar Pezoa (INFERIS, Chile) and the innersleeve will feature artwork from Desmond Si (ABHORRENCE, IMPIETY, OPHIOLATRY). It will be released via Cursed Leprosy Records and features the following tracks: ‘Abhominamentorium (Intro)’, ‘Ancient Uranium Wrath’, ‘Hell-Necroarmamentism’, ‘The Incandescential Entombment’, ‘Steel Inflammable And Abhorring’, ‘Unpeaceful Order (Instrumental)’, ‘Reunification Seismic Hatreds’ and ‘Shub Atomic Niggurath (Outro)’. More BELLICOSITY information at www.facebook.com/bellicosity.deathmetal.brasil

On December 12, 2016 Chaos Records will release "The Great Void Of Mystery", the debut full length from NWOBHM – inspired Heavy Metal act HEAVENS DECAY. The album was recorded in Chicago’s Minbal studios, engineered by Matt Russell and mastered by Dan Swanö at Unisound studios in Sweden. The following songs will appear on it: ‘Intro’, ‘Born In Fire’, ‘Where The Ravens Fly Free’, ‘Thunder Of The Guns’, ‘Ritual Site’, ‘Witches Pray’, ‘Reaper In Wait’, ‘The Exile’ and ‘Endless Fire’. ‘The Exile’ is already streaming over here. The band features Julio Viterbo (TORMENTOR, SHUB NIGGURATH, CENOTAPH, THE CHASM) on guitars / bass, Oscar Clorio (DAMNED CROSS, CENOTAPH, SHUB NIGGURATH, DENIAL) on drums and Nick Hernandez (STONE MAGNUM) on vocals. More about HEAVENS DECAY at www.facebook.com/heavensdecay

On February 03, 2017 Greyhaze Records will reissue "Phantasmagoria", the 1989 debut full length from Brazil Thrashers THE MIST, on CD, vinyl LP and cassette. The album features the following tracks: ‘Flying Saucers In The Sky’, ‘Smiles, Tears And Chaos’, ‘A Step Into The Dark’, ‘The Enemy’, ‘Hate’, ‘Barbed Wire Land (At War)’, ‘Phantasmagoria’, ‘Lightning In The Dark’, ‘Like A Bad Song’ and ‘Faces Of Glass’. For all additional information check out www.facebook.com/themistband

October 26, 2016

Swedish Death Metallers FERAL have published a lyric video for ‘Reborn In The Morgue’ at this location. The song is taken from their upcoming new EP "From The Mortuary", which will be released on December 02, 2016 via Cyclone Empire. The EP will feature the following tracks: ‘The Hand Of The Devil’, ‘Reborn In The Morgue’, ‘The Cult Of The Head’, ‘The Rite’, ‘Necrofilthiac (re-arranged 2016 version)’ and ‘Relentless’ (PENTAGRAM cover). More FERAL info at www.feral.se or www.facebook.com/feralswe

Lavadome Productions have just released a compilation CD from Australian Death Metallers BEYOND MORTAL DREAMS. It is entitled "As Death, We Shall Walk" and features the band’s demo, promo and 2004 EP tracks, along with a cover of NOCTURNUS’ ‘Lake Of Fire’ (featuring Mike Browning on backing vocals) and a re-recording of ‘Underground Dwellers’. The NOCTURNUS cover is already streaming right here. BEYOND MORTAL DREAMS are currently working on their sophomore full-length, which is scheduled for release sometime in 2017. The CD comes with an eight-page booklet, that features photos from the old days as well as liner-notes by the band’s ex – drummer Hellaeon. The complete tracklist of the compilation reads like this: ‘Lamia’, ‘Demonsword Infernal’, ‘Hellstorms Of The Coming Apocalypse’, ‘Destined For Annihilation’, ‘The Earth Belongs To Hell’, ‘The Demon And The Tree Of The Dead’, ‘Flag Of Hate (KREATOR cover), ‘Lake Of Fire’ (NOCTURNUS cover) and ‘Underground Dwellers’ (re-recorded version). For all additional information check out www.facebook.com/beyondmortaldreams

October 25, 2016

MORBID STENCH, the newest project from Costa Rican Death Metal vocalist The Master Butcher (INSEPULTO / NECROGOD) and members from El Salvador based Death / Thrashers CONCEIVED BY HATE, will release their debut EP "The Stench Of Doom" via Morbid Skull Records on October 31, 2016. The EP is already streaming in its entirety at this location. For more MORBID STENCH info and updates check out www.facebook.com/morbidstench

Former POISONOUS guitarist / vocalist Michael "Hellriff" Gonçalves has returned to the band as a bass player. He replaces Leonardo Reis, who played with the band since 2014 and can also be heard on their upcoming new EP "Coronation". The EP will be out via Crypts Of Eternity soon. More POISONOUS information you will find at www.facebook.com/poisonous-224351417597130

A full album stream of "Struck By A Murderous Siege", the upcoming new full length by Swedish Death Metallers DERANGED, can be checked out over here. The album will be released on October 28, 2016 via Agonia Records. For all further DERANGED info check out www.facebook.com/derangedband

October 22, 2016

The 30th issue of Polish Necroscope zine comes with a free copy of the HEADHUNTER D.C. live CD "Death Kurwa! Live In Warsaw 2013". It was recorded in Warsaw, Poland at Klub FonoBar during the “…In Unholy Mourning For God… European Tour 2013”. The CD, that was released through UK’s Bestial Invasion Records, is also available separatedly through the band and the label. For all additional information about HEADHUNTER D.C. check out www.facebook.com/headhunterdeathcult

October 21, 2016

Poland’s blackened Thrash Metallers WARFIST have just released the titletrack from their upcoming sophomore album "Metal To The Bone" at this location. The album will be released on November 04, 2016 via Godz Ov War Productions. More about WARFIST at www.facebook.com/warfisthorde

‘Disastrous Rite’, the opening track from "Visions From Beyond", the upcoming second full length by Russian old school Doom / Death Metallers OLD CHAPEL, is now streaming at this location. Another song, ‘Stairs To The Vault’, is streaming over here. The album will be released via Chaos Records on November 07, 2016. One of the album songs (with an alternative mix and mastering) will also be released on a compilation of Russian old school Death Metal bands entitled "Faces Of Death". Other bands that will appear on it are PYRE, GROND, CIST and more. It will be released via Craneo Negro Records. More info about OLD CHAPEL at: www.facebook.com/oldchapeldeath

German brutal Death Metallers PIGHEAD will release their third album "Until All Flesh Decays" via Rising Nemesis Records on November 03, 2016. The album’s full tracklist reads like this: ‘Transcend The Unknown’, ‘Twitching Xenomorphic Shades’, ‘Eliminate Alien Elements’, ‘State Of Absolute Misery’, ‘Corrupted’, ‘Indoctrinate’, ‘Revengeful Strife’, ‘Until All Flesh Decays’, ‘A Swamp Of Dark Crimson Sludge’, ‘Siamese Spawn’, ‘Exterminating The Unworthy’ and ‘The Piggrinder’. PIGHEAD will be touring Europe in support of the album’s release in November as support of GORGASM, RECTAL SMEGMA and NERVO CHAOS. For all further info check out www.facebook.com/pages/pighead-official/150469285008034

October 20, 2016

On October 21, 2016 Hellthrasher Productions will release a digipak CD version of "Englaryk", the debut demo of Iceland based Black Metallers ENDALOK. A vinyl edition will follow in early 2017. The tracklist reads like this: ‘Hræ Guðs Fargað’, ‘Óhugnaðurinn’, ‘Englaryk’ and ‘Formlaust’. A full stream of the demo is available here. More band info at www.facebook.com/endalokin

‘Dealings Of A Gruesome Kind’, a track from Delaware Death Metallers SCORCHED‘s upcoming debut full length "Echoes Of Dismemberment", is streaming at this location now. Another new track, ‘Rot In Confinement’ is available here. The album will be out on November 25, 2016 through Unspeakable Axe Records. The following tracks will appear on it: ‘To The Chamber’, ‘Torture Prolonged’, ‘Flesh Awaits’, ‘Craving Human Remnants’, ‘Dealings Of A Gruesome Kind’, ‘Vile Lingering Stench’, ‘Rot In Confinement’, ‘Autopsy Incomplete’, ‘Echoes Of Dismemberment’, ‘Scorched’ and ‘Fluorescent Hell’. More SCORCHED information you will find at www.facebook.com/scorchedde

Norwegian Black / Thrashers VESEN will release their new full-length "Rorschach" on December 16, 2016 via Soulseller Records. A first song, ‘Final Insult’, is already streaming at this location. The band issued the following comments about the album: "Rorschach" is a concept album, certainly lyrically, less so musically. It started out as a concept spanning four albums, but through the process of working with it we found that it fit better on a single album. Overall, it deals with themes quite common in the VESEN universe, which is mental problems. Hence the name of the album, "Rorschach", which is a psychological test used to test a person’s potentially underlying thought disorders, used in mental health facilities. So without going into too much detail, "Rorschach" tells the story of a person trying to escape his / her problems, and then it builds from there, and it all ends in this final track ‘Final Insult’." This is the full tracklist: ‘Damnation Path’, ‘Pray For Fire’, ‘Target: Horizon’, ‘Blood, Bones And Pride’, ‘Screaming Sane’, ‘Crown Of Scars’, ‘Vulgar, Old And Sick Blasphemy’, ‘All In Vain’, ‘Away The Tormentor’ and ‘Final Insult’. For all additional info check out www.facebook.com/pages/vesen/77038770253

October 19, 2016

Belgium’s brutal Death Metallers FRACTURED INSANITY have just released a lyric video for ‘One Shot Salvation’ at this location. The song is taken from their recently released third album "Man Made Hell". Another album track can be checked out here. "Man Made Hell" was released in April 2016 via Xtreem Music. More about FRACTURED INSANITY at www.facebook.com/fracturedinsanityofficial

October 18, 2016

Swedish Death Metallers DERANGED have premiered the new song ‘Shivers Down Your Broken Spine’ (from their upcoming new album "Struck By A Murderous Siege") at this location. The album was recorded at Berno Studio (AMON AMARTH, THE CROWN, WITCHERY) in Malmö, Sweden and the cover artwork was created by Mike Hrubovcak (GRAVE, SIX FEET UNDER, SINISTER). It will be released on October 28, 2016 via Agonia Records. More about DERANGED at www.facebook.com/derangedband

October 15, 2016

German Death Metallers REVEL IN FLESH have just released a lyric video for the titletrack of their upcoming new album "Emissary Of All Plagues" at this location. The album will be released via Cyclone Empire on December 02, 2016. More about REVEL IN FLESH at www.facebook.com/pages/revel-in-flesh/304228902958414

Reformed Canadian Thrashers AGGRESSION have signed a worldwide deal (except USA & Canada, where Galy Records will be in charge) with Xtreem Music for the release of their new album "Fragmented Spirit Devils". An advance song can already be checked out over here. The full tracklist for "Fragmented Spirit Devils" reads as follows: ‘At Play In The Fields Of Satan’, ‘Chapel Of Horrors’, ‘Unleashing The Ghost’, ‘Insanity Without Indulgence’, ‘Halo Of Maggots’, ‘Furnace Creek’, ‘Dark Shadow Crossing’, ‘Strangulation Ejaculation’, ‘Evil Pox 2016’ and ‘Razamanaz’ (featuring Manny Charlton of Nazareth). The album will be released on November 10, 2016. AGGRESSION will be touring Europe in November in support of their new album as well the re-issue of their debut. All further information at www.facebook.com/aggression85

Necroharmonic Productions have just released a 2 CD compilation from US Death Metallers MORTICIAN entitled "From The Casket". It features the MORTICIAN demo # 1 from 1990, the December 14, 1989 rehearsal, 1990 rehearsals and live shows from Cheers (1990), G Willikers (1990) and live in Buffalo, New York in November 1990. For the first time you’ll also get a soundboard recording of the band’s full set from "A Day Of Death", October 20, 1990. For ordering details check out the Necroharmonic webstore.

October 14, 2016

Portland, Oregon based Death Metallers DEAD CONSPIRACY will finally release their debut full length on November 15, 2016. The self-titled album will be available on vinyl and digitally directly from the band. Exile Musik will release the album on cassette, CDs featuring the 1987 demo and a cover track (recorded for the HEADHUNTER D.C. tribute) will be available in Brazil via Funeral Rites Records. A stream of the album track ‘The Earth Rots In A Grave’ has been posted at this location. DEAD CONSPIRACY was formed back in 1986 and released a series of demo tapes throughout the 80s until they disappeared in the early 90s. In 2006 Hells Headbangers Records put out a compilation of the band’s demos entitled "Gore Drenched Legacy". DEAD CONSPIRACY finally returned to the scene in 2012 with a new line-up, featuring GRAVEHILL’s Mike Abominator on vocals and Eric A on drums, at Goregon Massacre Festival III. For all additional band information check out www.facebook.com/dead-conspiracy-228804147194155

Texas Death Metallers DESECRATE THE FAITH have been signed by Comatose Music for the release of their sophomore full length "Unholy Infestation". The release is scheduled for March 2017. More about DESECRATE THE FAITH at www.facebook.com/desecratethefaithofficial

October 13, 2016

Hellthrasher Productions will release a CD version of "Forfald", the debut full length of Danish Black Metal two-piece act GESPENST, on October 14, 2016. It will be available as a limited edition digipak with the additional bonus track ‘L’Appel Du Vide’ (previously featured on a vinyl only compilation). The album was recorded, mixed and mastered at Sol Ater studio in 2015 with session drums performed by Andreas Joen and originally issued on vinyl in August 2016 via Duplicate Records. GESPENST features (ex) members of GLORIOR BELLI, WOEBEGONE OBSCURED and HORNED ALMIGHTY. A full stream of the album is available at this location. More about GESPENST at www.facebook.com/gespenstband

October 12, 2016

German Black Metallers UNLIGHT have released a video for the song ‘Create And Annihilate’. You can check it out here. The track will appear on their upcoming new album "Antihelion", which will be released on November 04, 2016 via War Anthem Records. More about UNLIGHT at www.facebook.com/unlight.org

Finnish Doom / Deathers HOODED MENACE have been signed by Season of Mist for the release of their next album. The band just issued the following statement regarding the signing: "We are stoked to join the very diverse roster of Season of Mist. This is a rather logical step onward on our path. New possibilities under new circumstances. We have exciting plans for the next HOODED MENACE album and we are glad we have a strong, forward-thinking label backing us up." For all additional information and updates check out www.facebook.com/hoodedmenace

Polish blackened Death Metallers KINGDOM have released a brand new track off their upcoming full-length "Sepulchral Psalms From The Abyss Of Torment". You can check out ‘Forsaken Tribe’ at this location. The album will be released on October 28, 2016 via Godz Ov War Productions. More KINGDOM information at www.facebook.com/kingdomtempleofdeath

October 11, 2016

The upcoming AVULSED double album "Deathgeneration" will be released on November 01, 2016 via Xtreem Music. It features 18 re-recorded AVULSED songs, spanning the band’s entire career to commemorate the band’s 25th anniversary. Each song (except one that Dave Rotten reserved for himself) features a guest vocalist. Here’s the complete list of all those who participated: Per Boder (GOD MACABRE / MORDBRAND), Chris Reifert (AUTOPSY), Antti Boman (DEMILICH), Snencho (ABORTED), Will Rahmer (MORTICIAN), Rogga Johansson (PAGANIZER), Ludo Loez (SUPURATION / S.U.P), Mike Van Mastrigt (ex – SINISTER / NEOCAESAR), Johan Jansson (INTERMENT / MOONDARK), Paul Zavaleta (DETERIOROT), Anton Reisenegger (PENTAGRAM CHILE / CRIMINAL), Ville Koskela (PURTENANCE), Tomas Lindberg (AT THE GATES), Kam Lee (ex – MASSACRE), Bongo (NECROPHILIAC) and John McEntee (INCANTATION). Disc 2 includes the same tracks, but in their original recordings. An advance trailer of the album can already be checked out here. AVULSED will play three special 25th anniversary shows in Madrid (November 19), Barcelona (November 26) and Sevilla (December 03) where they will record an upcoming 2 CD + DVD live album to be released in spring 2017. More about AVULSED at www.facebook.com/1991avulsed

French old school Death Metallers MERCYLESS and their country mates, Death / Grinders PUTRID OFFAL, will be playing nine European shows together in November. The tour kicks off on November 08, 2016 in Nantes, France and will cover several cities in France and Spain. The tour ends on November 16, 2016 in Paris, France. More band information at www.facebook.com/mercylesscult or www.facebook.com/putridoffal

October 07, 2016

On October 31, 2016 Black Lion Records will release "Tales Of Inevitable Death", the debut full length from Dutch Black / Death Metallers SOULEMISSION. The band consists of guitarists Roel van Kruysdijk and Benny Bats (the latter also on bass, both ex – PROSTITUTE DISFIGUREMENT), vocalist Michel Stigter (ex -CIRITH GORGOR) and session drummer Menthor (ENTHRONED, LVCIFYRE, NIGHTBRINGER). The album will feature the following tracks: ‘Bellum Omnium Contra Omnes’, ‘March Against the Storm’, ‘Luciferian Blood Orders’, ‘Seas Of Emptiness’, ‘Where Fallen Angels Dare’, ‘Endless Grief’, ‘Perished Entity’ (Instrumental) and ‘Glorification Of Elimination’. Niklas Kvarforth of SHINING contributed guest vocals to the song ‘Seas Of Emptiness’ (you can check it out at this location). More about SOULEMISSION at www.facebook.com/soulemission

Minnesota based technical Death Metallers FACE OF OBLIVION have just released another track from their upcoming second album "Cataclysmic Desolation". You can check out ‘Aokigahara’ over here. A promo video for the album’s titletrack is furthermore available at this location. The album will be released on November 11, 2016 via Comatose Music. All further info at www.facebook.com/faceofoblivionmn

October 06, 2016

On December 02, 2016 Cyclone Empire will release the 4th album from German Death Metallers REVEL IN FLESH. It is entitled “Emissary Of All Plagues” and the cover artwork was once again created by Juanjo Castellano Rosado (BODYFARM, PAGANIZER, INTERMENT, SATHANAS, VOMITORY, PUTREVORE, RIBSPREADER, PORTRAIT etc.). The complete tracklist reads like this: ‘Emissary Of All Plagues’, ‘Casket Ride’, ‘Fortress Of Gloom’, ‘Servants Of The Deathkult’, ‘Torture Throne’, ‘The Dead Lives On’, ‘Lord Of Flesh’, ‘Sepulchral Passage’, ‘Dead To This World’ and ‘Doctor Doctor’ (UFO cover). The album also features guest solo appearances by members of PUTERAEON and ENTRAILS. More about REVEL IN FLESH at www.facebook.com/pages/revel-in-flesh/304228902958414

Brazilian Death Metallers ESCARNIUM have just released a lyric video for ‘Omnis Mortuus Est – Interitus’. The song is taken from their second album "Interitus" which will be released via Testimony Records on October 14, 2016. You can check out the video right here. For all additional ESCARNIUM info check out www.facebook.com/escarnium

Swedish old school Death Metallers FERAL will release a new EP called “From The Mortuary” on December 02, 2016. It will feature 4 brand new songs, the re-recorded and re-arranged old FERAL track ‘Necrofilthiac’ (originally released in 2011) plus a cover of the PENTAGRAM classic ‘Relentless’. The artwork was done by Costin Chioreanu. More FERAL information at www.feral.se or www.facebook.com/feralswe

October 05, 2016

German Black Metallers UNLIGHT have released a teaser for their upcoming new full length "Antihelion" at this location. The album will be released on November 04, 2016 via War Anthem Records. More UNLIGHT information you will find at www.facebook.com/unlight.org

Italian Death / Thrashers METHEDRAS have released a live video for ‘Dead Memories’. The song is taken from their 2014 Pavement Entertainment album "System Subversion". The video was filmed in December 2015 in Kiev, Ukraine when the band supported KREATOR. You can check out the video right here. For all additional info check out www.methedras.com or www.facebook.com/methedrasthrash

October 04, 2016

Raw Skull Rekordz have signed Dutch Death / Thrashers INCINERATOR. The band’s debut album "Stench Of Distress" will be released in July 2017. The cover art was created by Raúl Fuentes of Mortuus Art. More about INCINERATOR at www.facebook.com/pages/incinerator/510069052422555

"Wither", the third album from Swedish Death Metallers DECOMPOSED, has just been released via Chaos Records. It was recorded in mid 2015 by composer / founder Jesper Ekstål with drummer Emil Leijon at Studio Blastbeat in Sundsvall again. The album is streaming in its entirety at this location now. More about DECOMPOSED at www.facebook.com/dcomposed-184061241645341

Polish Avantgarde Black Metallers MISANTHROPIC RAGE will release their debut full length "Gates No Longer Shut" on November 18, 2016 via Godz Ov War Productions. The cover artwork was created by Maciej Kamuda (NUNSLAUGHTER, KINGDOM, NECROFILTH, WARFIST) and the tracklist reads like this: ‘In A Blind Dimension’, ‘Gates No Longer Shut’, ‘I, The Redeemer’, ‘Into The Crypt’, ‘Niehodowalny’, ‘Cross Hatred’ and ‘I Took The Fate In My Hands’. Two of the tracks are already streaming right here. For all further band info check out www.facebook.com/misanthropicrage