» News Archive December 2016

December 29, 2016

2016 is almost over, so as every year it’s about time now to look back on the best releases of the year. If you’d like to participate in our BEST OF 2016 poll, please go here and send us a list of your 10 favorite releases of 2016 (no matter if it’s a demo, EP, mini album or full length) until December 30, 2016. We will publish the results in early 2017.

US Power Thrashers HEXX have signed a two album deal with High Roller Records. The band is currently working on twelve new songs with producer Bart Gabriel (CRYSTAL VIPER, BURNING STARR, MYTHRA), who already produced "Tyrants Of Steel", the band’s latest split EP with RUTHLESS. The new album, that will be entitled "Wrath Of The Reaper", will showcase the band’s return to their roots, and the style they are known for from their early classic albums "Under The Spell" and "No Escape". It will be released in the Spring / Summer of 2017. HEXX currently consists of founding member and guitarist Dan Watson, new vocalist Eddy Vega, Bob Wright (from BROCAS HELM) on second guitar, Mike Horn on bass guitar and John Shaffer (who already played with HEXX between 1986 and 1995 and returned in 2014) on drums. More about HEXX at www.hexxmetal.com

December 28, 2016

Russian Death Metallers HORROR GOD have just released a video for ‘Dust’, a song taken from their upcoming split release with TECHE. You can check out the video right here. Lavadome Productions will release the split CD in 2017. More about HORROR GOD at www.facebook.com/horrorgod

December 27, 2016

"Death Will Rise", the debut release from Sao Miguel, Azores (Portugal) based old school Death Metallers SYCHOPATHIA, is streaming in its entirety at their bandcamp page www.sychopathia.bandcamp.com now. For all further band related information check out www.facebook.com/sychopathia

December 23, 2016

Australian Death Metallers IN DEATH have just released an official video for the song ‘Godzilla’ at this location. The track is taken from their forthcoming debut full length "The Devil Speaks". The complete tracklist of the album reads like this: ‘Malignancy Eradicated’, ‘The Pitfalls Of Immortality’, ‘Bow To Your Master’, ‘Every Burial’, ‘Godzilla’, ‘Fuck Your Kind’, ‘The Devil Speaks’ and ‘King Of The Deadpool’. A lyric video for ‘Malignancy Eradicated’ can furthermore be found over here. More about IN DEATH at www.facebook.com/indeath

Gore Death / Grinders NASTY SURGEONS (featuring members from MISTWEAVER and MASS BURIAL) have been signed by Xtreem Music for the release of their debut album "Exhumation Requiem". The cover artwork has been created by Juanjo Castellano and the full tracklist reads as follows: ‘The Resurrectionists’, ‘The Creation Of The Monstrosity’, ‘Human Flesh Is Also Food’, ‘Antemortem Dissection’, ‘Autopsy’s Protocol’, ‘Nasty Surgeons’, ‘Ode To Bad Taste’, ‘Burnt With Sulfuric Acid’, ‘Devoured Alive’ and ‘Exhumation Requiem’. The album will be released on January 15, 2017. An advance song has been posted here. For all additional band info check out www.facebook.com/nastysurgeons

Finnish Death Metallers PURTENANCE have re-signed a deal with Xtreem Music for the release of their upcoming recordings. The band is currently writing material for a new mini CD to be recorded in early 2017. Their 1992 debut album "Member Of Immortal Damnation" will also be re-issued next years on CD / LP / cassette to commemorate its 25th anniversary. For all further PURTENANCE information or updates check out www.facebook.com/purtenance

December 20, 2016

‘Barbed Wire Land (At War)’, a song from the upcoming re-issue of THE MIST‘s debut full length "Phantasmagoria", is currently streaming at this location. The complete tracklist of the album reads like this: ‘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’. "Phantasmagoria" was originally released via Cogumelo Records back in 1989. It will be made available again on CD, vinyl LP and cassette formats on February 03, 2017 through Greyhaze Records (www.greyhazerecords.com).

Slovenian Thrashers PANIKK have just finished the recordings of their second album "Discarded Existence" which will be released on March 15, 2017 through Xtreem Music. The cover artwork has once again been created by Mario E. Lopez M. (GRAVESITE, SKELETAL REMAINS, EVIL INVADERS, ANCIENT WISDOM). A teaser video can already be checked out here. You can also listen to the band’s entire debut album "Unbearable Existence" from 2013 (re-issued by Xtreem Music in 2014) at this location. More about PANIKK at www.facebook.com/panikkofficial

December 17, 2016

Spanish Death Metallers APOSENTO will enter the studio in early 2017 to record their second full length "Bleed To Death" which will be released through Xtreem Music again. The album will feature new vocalist Mark, who’s in the band for a couple of years now, as well as new mambers Gabri (drums) and Sergio (guitar). It will be sung in English (their debut was still in Spanish) and some of the songtitles are ‘Bleeding Flesh’, ‘Partially Deceased Syndrome’, ‘Cannibalistic Communion’, ‘Maleficarvm’ and ‘The Divine Art Of Torture’. APOSENTO’s 2014 debut album can still be checked out in its entirety over here. For more band information and updates go to www.facebook.com/aposento-738317632866483

Houston, Texas based Death Metallers DESECRATE THE FAITH will release their new album "Unholy Infestation" on March 03, 2017 via Comatose Music. A promo video for the song ‘Shrine Of Enmity’ can already be watched at this location. The complete tracklist reads like this: ‘Daemones Nos Ave Satanas’, ‘Predatory Impalement’, ‘Malignant Divinity’, ‘Shrine Of Enmity’, ‘Unholy Infestation’, ‘Magna Daemonia’, ‘Ceremonial Invocation’, ‘Sacrilege Reborn’, ‘Angel Eater’, ‘Septic Womb’, ‘Ascension Of Belial’ and ‘Let Us Burn (The Father, The Son, And The Holy Spirit)’. More about DESECRATE THE FAITH at www.facebook.com/desecratethefaithofficial

December 14, 2016

Pulverised Records have signed Swedish blackened Death Metallers GUTTER INSTINCT. The band will enter the studio in April 2017 to record the follow up to their "Age Of The Fanatics" debut full length. For all further information and updates check out www.facebook.com/gutterinstinct

Hungarian brutal Death Metallers GUTTED have just released their first professional video ever in their 20-year career at this location.  ‘Deeper Than Hell’ was directed by Adrián Kollár and his team at Chrome Ball Studio. The band’s new album "Martyr Creation" will be released on December 20, 2016 via Xtreem Music. Another album track can be checked out here. More about GUTTED at www.facebook.com/guttedhorde

Michigan based blackened Grinders SUNLIGHT’S BANE will release their debut album "The Blackest Volume: Like All The Earth Was Buried" on February 17, 2017 via Innerstrength Records. The band that was formerly known as TRAITOR is already streaming the song ‘Praise The Venom Shield’ over here. The album was recorded at Bricktop Recordings with Andy Nelson and mastered by Brad Boatright of Audiosiege. The following tracks will appear on it: ‘Praise The Venom Shield’, ‘Begrudging Soul’, ‘From Heaven Wept’, ‘Curse Diminished Years’, ‘I Am The Cold Harsh Whispers In Hell’, ‘Dance Of Thorns’, ‘The Blessed Ivory Tongue’, ‘No Taste More Bitter’, ‘With Fear This Love Is Given’, ‘Came No Dawn’ and ‘To Whom I Await’. All additional info you will find at www.facebook.com/sunlightsbane

December 13, 2016

Today MAYHEM will kick off the first leg of their European tour with WATAIN. While MAYHEM will perform their entire "De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas" album, WATAIN will play "Casus Luciferi" in its entirety. It is advised to pre-book tickets as the shows in Paris, France and Eindhoven Metal Meeting, The Netherlands are already sold out. More info at www.facebook.com/mayhemofficial or www.facebook.com/watainofficial

US Death Metallers DISMA will enter Trax East studios on December 17, 2016, to record 2 new tracks entitled ‘The Graveless Remains’ and ‘Sempiternal Deformity’. They will be released as a limited 12" EP on Profound Lore Records. More about DISMA at www.dismaband.com.

December 11, 2016

“Upheaval Of The Undead“, this year’s 4 song EP from Los Angeles / California based brutal Death Metallers PESTILENT DEATH, has just been re-released as a strictly limited tape edition (50 copies, 25 black and 25 white) via Caco-Daemon Records. It comes with a two-sided, pro-printed inlay and hand-numbered linen certificate, inked with pig blood & ash. The following tracks appear on it: ‘Chamber Of Wretched Souls’, ‘Anthropophagy’, ‘Upheaval Of The Undead’ and ‘Twisted Mass Of Burnt Decay’ (AUTOPSY cover). More about PESTILENT DEATH at www.facebook.com/pages/pestilent-death/240170766024301

December 08, 2016

Swedish Black / Death Metallers OMNIZIDE are streaming a new song entitled ‘Deathwomb’ at this location now. It is taken from the band’s forthcoming album "NekroRegime", which will be released on December 16, 2016 via Carnal Records in Europe and Daemon Worship Productions in the U.S. The album features Nox (CRAFT) on vocals and the music was written by Anders/AE (AVSKY). "NekroRegime" was recorded and mixed by Erik Hagelberg at DeathWomb Studio in the winter of 2015 / 2016 and mastered by Jona Kjellgren at Blacklounge Studio. The full tracklist reads like this: ‘Himmelstrasse (330ft)’, ‘The Return Of The Loving Dead’, ‘Walls Of Flesh’, ‘Doomsday Revelations’, ‘Deathwomb’, ‘NekroRegime’, ‘Nekromantic’, ‘Shockwaves’ and ‘Devil In Me’. More about OMNIZIDE at www.facebook.com/omnizide

December 06, 2016

"Spawn Of The Fallen", the debut full length from Italian Death Metallers DAEMONIAC, will be released on January 01, 2017 via Xtreem Music. The follow-up of their "Lord Of Immolation" EP (which was released in May 2015) was once again recorded in Sweden at Sunlight Studios with producer Tomas Skogsberg. The tracklist reads as follows: ‘Intro’ / ‘Macabre Eucharist’, ‘Regurgitated From Hell’, ‘From Depths Of Hideous Chasms’, ‘Spawn Of The Fallen’, ‘Intro’ / ‘Procreation Of Hatred’, ‘Cursed Hecatomb’, ‘Upon Golgotha’ and ‘Cremation’ (MACRODEX cover). An advance song has already been posted here. More about DAEMONIAC at www.facebook.com/daemoniac666

Godz Ov War Productions will re-release INEXORABLE‘s third EP "Sea Of Dead Consciousness" in February 2017 as a standard CD and limited CD (100 copies with a custom slipcase and patch). "Sea Of Dead Consciousness" was recorded at Time and Dust Studios in November / December 2014 and originally released as a limited edition cassette in 2015. The following tracks appear on it ‘I’, ‘II’, ‘III’, ‘IV’, ‘De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas’ (MAYHEM cover), ‘I Feel Nothing’ (IMMOLATION cover) and ‘Black Magic Mushrooms’ (MYSTICUM cover). A full stream of the EP is available right here. For all further INEXORABLE information check out www.facebook.com/inexorable-513581785340017

December 05, 2016

Raw Skull Records have signed Dutch Death Metallers GRACELESS. The band features members of SOULBURN, (ex) NAILGUN MASSACRE, XENOMORPH and MASTER WE PERISH. Their upcoming debut full length "Shadowlands" will be released in the second quarter of 2017. For more info and updates check out www.rawskullrecordz.org

Dutch / German old school progressive Thrashers SACROSANCT are currently working on the re-release of their entire back catalogue (“Truth Is – What Is” – 1990, “Recesses For The Depraved” – 1991 and “Tragic Intense” – 1993), including bonus material from their 1989 demo “The Die Is Cast”, 2 unreleased tracks and one new song. The albums will be released via Vic Records (Europe) and Stormspell Records (rest of world). More info at www.facebook.com/sacrosanct-410667705711484

December 04, 2016

Hells Headbangers have signed Orlando, Florida based Doom / Deathers DRUID LORD for the release of the band’s next full-length "Grotesque Offerings". The cover artwork will be created by Daniel Corcuera. DRUID LORD features Pete Slate (ex – INCUBUS / ACHERON / EQUINOX on lead & rhythm guitar) and Tony Blakk (ex – EQUINOX / APOSTASY / SERPENT SON on vocals & bass). More band information at www.facebook.com/druiddeathcult

Finnish Black / Death Metallers RIDE FOR REVENGE will release a vinyl edition of their sixth album "Thy Horrendous Yearning" via Hells Headbangers on January 27, 2017. The entire album is available for streaming at http://rideforrevenge.bandcamp.com

On December 09, 2016 PROFANATICA will release their "Sickened By Holy Host" mini album together with "The Grand Masters Session" (a 2008 live in the studio session) together on one CD. The latter has previously been available as a vinyl only 8" box set. For all additional PROFANATICA information check out the band’s official Facebook site: www.facebook.com/profanaticausa

HAXXAN‘s debut album "Loch Ness Rising" will be released on December 30, 2016 via Hells Headbangers. The band was formed in 2011 by Killjoy (NECROPHAGIA, THE RAVENOUS, WURDULAK etc.) and guitarist Shawn Slusarek with the intention to write material in the vein of BEHERIT, ARCHGOAT and BLASPHEMY combined with hints of CANDLEMASS and MERCYFUL FATE. The line-up was completed by bassist Jake Arnette and drummer Serge Streltsov. A sound sample is available at this location: http://shop-hellsheadbangers.com/haxxan-loch-ness-rising.asp

December 02, 2016

"Tenebrous Towers", the debut full length from Finland’s blackened Death Metallers DESOLATE SHRINE, has just been released on vinyl via Hellthrasher Productions. It is available in a limited edition of 500 heavy weight copies in two colors (400 on black and 100 on orange vinyl) and comes in a pocket sleeve with inserted lyric sheet. The album was remastered by Dan Lowndes at Resonance Sound Studio and features artwork by LL. A full album stream is available at this location. More about DESOLATE SHRINE at www.facebook.com/desolateshrine

December 01, 2016

Before the end of the year Canada’s Ex Nihilo Music will release a split CD from Chilean Black / Death Metallers PROFOUND GRAVE and OCCULT PANTHEON entitled “Immortal Chaos Ascend”. PROFOUND GRAVE will contribute the following tracks: ‘Intro’, ‘Black Bread For A Black Season’, ‘Derange Temple Manifestation’, ‘Universal Cadaver Of Yahweh’ and ‘Outro’ while OCCULT PANTHEON’s part will feature ‘Travelling Through The Arcane XIII’, ‘I’ve Arrived To Charon Port (Omega)’, ‘Sailing Through The Sea Of Realities’, ‘(Alpha) To The End Of The Beginning’ and ‘Across The Portal’. More info at www.facebook.com/exnihilocanada

To The Death Records have just released MORDANT ‘s third full-length "Demonic Satanic" on CD and digitally. In South and Central America it will be available from www.morbidskullrecords.com. The following tracks appear on the album: ‘Vengeance From The Dark’, ‘Devastating Storm… Evil Holocaust’, ‘Demonic Satanic’, ‘Evil Impalers’, ‘Blacking Metal’ (SABBAT cover), ‘Desecration From Hell’, ‘Infernal Curse Of Evil’, ‘Screaming Souls’ and ‘Count Lucifer’. For more info and ordering details check out http://tothedeathrecords.bandcamp.com or www.tothedeath.se