» News Archive March 2016

March 30, 2016

In July 2016 Hammerheart Records will release the new CRYPTOPSY EP “The Book Of Suffering Tome 1” on CD and LP. The EP was already released digitally last year. For all further information check out www.cryptopsy.ca or www.facebook.com/cryptopsymetal

Finnish Doom / Deathers ORDOG have inked a deal with Godeater Records. The new album "The Grand Wall" will be released on June 30, 2016. It includes six brand new tracks. The band has also announced that they are parting ways with their second guitarist Ilkka Kalliainen. In an official statement they said: "There is no drama or bad blood involved with his departure from ORDOG." More ORDOG information at www.facebook.com/ordogband

March 29, 2016

Italian Black Metallers DARKEND will release their third full length "The Canticle Of Shadows" on April 25, 2016 via Non Serviam Records. Attila Csihar (MAYHEM), Niklas Kvarforth (SHINING), Sakis Tolis (ROTTING CHRIST) and Labes C. Necrothytus (ABYSMAL GRIEF) will all have guest appearances on the album. The following tracks will appear on it: ‘Clavicula Salomonis’, ‘Of The Defunct’, ‘A Precipice Towards Abyssal Caves (Inmost Chasm, I)’, ‘Il Velo Delle Ombre’, ‘A Passage Through Abysmal Caverns (Inmost Chasm, II)’, ‘Sealed In Black Moon And Saturn’ and ‘Congressus Cum Dæmone’. The album opener ‘Clavicula Salomonis’ is already streaming at this location. More about DARKEND at www.darkend.it or www.facebook.com/darkendofficial

March 26, 2016

"Garden Of Bones", the third full length from Swedish Death Metallers SORCERY, will be released on May 15, 2016 via Xtreem Music on CD and 12" LP. The cover artwork has been created by Juanjo Castellano and the tracklist reads as follows: ‘Holy Ground’, ‘The New Armageddon’, ‘Insanity Arise’, ‘Dark Waves’, ‘Hellstorm’, ‘Cleansed By Fire’, ‘Mass Murder’, ‘The Creator’, ‘Black Wings’ and ‘Garden Of Bones’. An exclusive advance track from the album can be checked out here. For all further information go to www.facebook.com/sorcerydeathmetal

March 24, 2016

To celebrate their 25th anniversary, Spanish Death Metallers AVULSED will start recording a double album entitled "Deathgeneration" today. It will include 18 of their best songs from all their albums, EPs and demos. The album will be released as a deluxe double digipak CD with slipcase and a 40 pages booklet. The original versions of the songs will be featured on disc 2. The release will also be available as a double gatefold 12" LP and double cassette with slipcase. A very limited black boxset with silver foiled logo will also be made (100 copies), which will contain the 2 CD, 2 LP and 2 MC editions. This special cassette release can only be obtained in this boxset that will come with a t-shirt, poster, signed photo card, sticker, patch, badge, guitar pick and other goodies. The 2 CD, 2 LP and t-shirt can be obtained separately or in bundles too. For this ambitious and expensive project AVULSED will start a crowfunding campaign during the next months. The "Deathgeneration" cover artwork will again be created by Juanjo Castellano, who already worked on the two latest AVULSED covers. No less than 16 very special guest vocalists from various other bands will be featured on the re-recordings: Peter (VADER), Barney (NAPALM DEATH), Tomas Lindberg (AT THE GATES), Sven (ABORTED), Antti Boman (DEMILICH), Chris Reifert (AUTOPSY), Per Böder (GOD MACABRE), Anton Reisenegger (PENTAGRAM CHILE), Kam Lee (ex – MASSACRE), Rogga Johansson (PAGANIZER), Mike Van Mastrigt (ex – SINISTER), Ville Koskela (PURTENANCE), Will Rahmer (MORTICIAN), Ludo (SUPURATION), Johan Jansson (INTERMENT) and Paul Zavaleta (DETERIOROT). "Deathgeneration" is scheduled for a next autumn release, right before the two very special 25th anniversary shows that AVULSED will play in Madrid (November 19, 2016) and Barcelona (November 26, 2016). An official live CD + DVD will be recorded and filmed at the Madrid show. For all additional information or updates make sure to check out www.facebook.com/1991avulsed or www.avulsed.bandcamp.com

March 23, 2016

"Laws Of The Occult", the new album from Northern Germany based old school Death Metallers SLAUGHTERDAY, will be released via F.D.A. Records as CD, ltd. deluxe digipak CD and digitally on April 29, 2016. The vinyl edition will follow on May 27, 2016. The cover artwork was created by Mark Cooper (MASTER etc.) and a video for the song ‘Sepulchral Ways’ can already be checked out here. For all additional SLAUGHTERDAY information check out www.facebook.com/slaughterdayofficial or http://slaughterday666.bandcamp.com

Greek brutal Death Metallers MURDER MADE GOD are streaming a new track from their upcoming album "Enslaved" over here. ‘The Titan, The Fighter, And The Thief’, another song from "Enslaved", can be checked out at this location. The album, that will be released on April 15, 2016 via Comatose Music, features the following ten tracks: ‘Victims’, ‘Enslaved’, ‘The Titan, The Fighter And The Thief’, ‘A Morbid Institution’, ‘Depression’, ‘Assassinés!’, ‘The Irony Of Faith’, ‘Subject 666’, ‘Urban Warfare’ and ‘Involuntary Servitude’. More about MURDER MADE GOD at www.facebook.com/mmgofficial

Temple Of Darkness Records have just re-released "Dances From Left", the 1993 debut full length from Finnish Death Metallers MORDICUS on CD. The album was originally released by Thrash Records and this new re-release features 7 bonus tracks (from the "Wrathorn" promo 1992, the "Threeway Dissection" EP 1992 and "Grown Under Shade Of Sorrow" demo 1991). It comes with improved layout and a 20 pages booklet with over 30 unpublished band photos, promo pics, backstage passes, gig posters and lyrics. It has furthermore been remastered by the band. More MORDICUS info at www.facebook.com/mordicusdeathmetal

Temple Of Darkness have also re-released KRHOMADEATH‘s one and only album "Grating Into Corpse" (which originally came out on Crypta Records in 1994) with 2 bonus tracks, new artwork, lots of old band photos, a poster and a limited postcard.

Also out now on Temple Of Darkness Records is the "Apocalypse" MCD from melodic blackened Swedish Death Metallers NEKRODELIRIUM (www.facebook.com/nekrodelirium). More all further information and ordering details check out www.templeofdarknessrecords.com

March 22, 2016

Godz Ov War Productions have just re-released the 2015 debut demo ("Demo MMXV") from American Black / Death Metallers PYROMANCER on CD. The duo consists of ex-members from TOMBSTALKER and ALTARS OF SUFFERING. All five songs are also available for streaming at the band’s bandcamp site. More about PYROMANCER at www.facebook.com/pyromancerblackdeath

March 19, 2016

"Children Of The Chainsaw", the second album by Swedish Death Metallers ASHCLOUD, is finished. It was recorded and mixed by Jonny Pettersson at Unbound Studios in late 2015 / early 2016 and mastered by Dave Rotten at Sanctuary Studios. An exclusive advance track can be checked out here. The complete tracklist reads like this: ‘Children Of The Chainsaw’, ‘The Revolting Dead’, ‘Descend Into Madness’, ‘Inside The Shame Of Desire’, ‘Sovereign Of Filth’, ‘Tonight Your Skin Is Mine’, ‘Under Dödens Vingar Pt.3’, ‘The Creeping Unknown’, ‘S.C.U.M.’, ‘By The Weight Of A Thousand Chains’ and ‘Written In Flesh’. "Children of the Chainsaw" will be released on May 01, 2016 via Xtreem Music. More about ASHCLOUD at www.facebook.com/ashcloud666

March 18, 2016

"Le Troubadour Nécrophageophile", the first recording of French Death Metallers OSSUAIRE, is now available again as a professionally pressed MCD, ten years after its initial release date. You can check out a sample here. The CD edition is available from Nihilistic Holocaust. More about OSSUAIRE at http://ossuaire-deathmetal.blogspot.fr

Polish Death Metallers SPIRITS WAY have signed a deal with GodEater Records for the release of their new album “Devoid Of Morality”. It will be released on April 01, 2016 and features the following songs: ‘Pressure Drops On The Surface Of My Skin’, ‘Judgement Without Reason’, ‘Whole Universe My Realm Solely’, ‘Modern Age Cannibalism’, ‘Unbaptized’, ‘True Purpose True Justice’, ‘Fuck The Ways Of Christ’ and ‘Confession And Penance’. You can already check out one of the songs here. More band information you will find at: www.facebook.com/spiritsway. Label contact: www.godeaterrecords.com

March 17, 2016

Berlin based Death Metallers DEHUMAN REIGN will release their debut full-length "Ascending From Below" on May 27, 2016 via F.D.A. Records (the vinyl version will be released on July 01, 2016). It is the follow-up to their 8 track debut mini album "Destructive Intent" which was released by F.D.A. Records in late July 2013. Here´s the complete tracklist: ‘The Ascension’, ‘Apply Salt To The Open Wound’, ‘Recipients Of The Abominable’, ‘Minds Of The Insane’, ‘Drown In Agony’, ‘Garden Of Decay’, ‘Articulating The Unspeakable’, ‘Grey Entity’, ‘Heart Of The Hypocrite’ and ‘Stench Of The Infected’. More info at www.facebook.com/dehumanreign or https://dehumanreign.bandcamp.com

German Death Metallers HARMONY DIES have just released their fourth full length "Indecent Paths Of A Ramifying Darkness" via Defying Danger Records as a strictly limited digi-sleeve CD (666 handnumbered copies). A tape edition will follow in April 2016 as part of the D.D.R. tape series (300 handnumbered copies). It additionally features the full "Slaughtered" album. "Indecent Paths Of A Ramifying Darkness" was mixed by HARMONY DIES and mastered by Vintage Mastering. The artwork was created by David Kempf. The following tracks appear on the album: ‘Threshold To Enrage’, ‘Tank HD 6’, ‘Armored’, ‘Massive Depravity’, ‘I’ll Be Your Master’ and ‘Indecent Paths Of A Ramifying Darkness’. For all additional HARMONY DIES info check out www.harmony-dies.de or www.facebook.com/harmonydies

ABBATH have released a video for the song ‘Winterbane’. You can check it out at this location. Bassist King has issued the following statement: "After some months of hard work we are finally ready to present you the greatest metal video of all time, ‘Winterbane’. Next project would be to build a wall between Sweden and Norway, and have the Swedes pay for it. We are making metal great again!" The video has been created by Jon Simvonis. More ABBATH info at www.abbath.net or www.facebook.com/abbathband

Pennsylvania based Black Metallers CHAOS MOON will release an extended digipak CD version of their latest EP "Amissum" on March 18, 2016 through Hellthrasher Productions. Compared to the original version (which was self-released by the band digitally in September 2015), the CD edition will contain two previously unreleased bonus tracks (‘Resurrection III’ and ‘Amissum’). The cover photo was taken by H.V Lyngdal (WORMLUST). "Amissum" is streaming in its entirety here. For all further information check out www.facebook.com/pages/chaos-moon/111626415515769

March 16, 2016

Moravia, New York based Death Metallers NILEXISTENCE are streaming a song from their upcoming new album "Existence In Revelation" at this location. Another song can be checked out over here. "Existence In Revelation" was mixed and mastered at Hertz Studio (BEHEMOTH, DECAPITATED, VADER) in Poland by the Wieslawski brothers and the artwork was created by Seth Siro Anton (SEPTICFLESH). The album will be released on March 25, 2016. A lyric video for the song ‘Primordial Transgression’ can furthermore be viewed here. For more band information check out www.facebook.com/nilexistenceofficial

March 14, 2016

Spanish Death Metallers GRAVEYARD have just released the first song from their upcoming new album "…For Thine Is the Darkness", which will be released on April 29, 2016 via War Anthem Records on CD and LP. You can check out ‘With Fear And Thirst’ here. The album was recorded at Moontower Studios and mastered by Patrick W. Engel at Temple Of Disharmony. The cover artwork was created by Daniel Corcuera. The complete tracklist reads like this: ‘Almulk Biallawn Al’Asfar’, ‘With Fear And Thirst’, ‘Threshold I’, ‘Mine Is The Shining Light’, ‘Threshold II’, ‘The Mighty Colums Of Irem’, ‘Threshold III’, ‘Hidden Amidst The Stars’, ‘Threshold IV’, ‘To Earth And Death’, ‘Threshold V’, ‘Defy & Conquer’, ‘Threshold VI’, ‘The Womb Of The Desert’, ‘Threshold VII’, ‘Son Of The Aeon / Sun Of The Daemon’ and ‘Alqabr Al’Abdi ‘. More about GRAVEYARD at www.facebook.com/deathmetalgraveyard

Leipzig, Germany based Black Metallers VIDARGÄNGR have revealed a song from their new full length "A World That Has To Be Opposed" at this location. The album will be released on April 29, 2016 via War Anthem Records on CD and LP. "A World That Has To Be Opposed" was recorded at TAD Music Studio in Chemnitz and the mastering was done by Chris Fielding (CONAN, ELECTRIC WIZARD, PRIMORDIAL). The cover artwork was created by Alexander Kavtea. Here’s the full tracklist: ‘And Death Will Conquer The World’, ‘Burning Abyss’, ‘No More Lust’, ‘Contempt’, ‘No Aquiscence’, ‘Starcave, Depths And Chained’ and ‘Thy Nothingness’. For all additional VIDARGÄNGR info check out www.facebook.com/vidargaengr

March 12, 2016

On April 15, 2016 To The Death Records will re-release the self-titled debut full length from American Death / Thrashers LEGION OF DEATH as a limited vinyl edition (100 copies on black vinyl with an additional patch and 200 copies on white vinyl). The album, that was originally self-released by the band in 1988, has been remastered and comes with a new inlay featuring lots of old flyers. The album’s tracklist reads like this: ‘Death Sentence’, ‘Authority’s Fuked’, ‘Nuclear Pestilence’, ‘D.U.I.’, ‘Leatherface’, ‘Malicious Hatred’, ‘Sewer Rat’ and ‘Unite And Kill’. As a bonus the 1989 demo tracks have been added: ‘Politics And Religion’, ‘Process Of Labotomy’, ‘This Life Sucks’ and ‘Apathy’. For more information check out www.tothedeath.se or http://tothedeathrecords.bandcamp.com

March 10, 2016

Canadian Black / Death Metallers PAROXSIHZEM will release their new mini album "Abyss Of Excruciating Vexes" on March 11, 2016 via Hellthrasher Productions. The 12” MLP will be available in a limited edition of 250 copies (100 copies in black and 150 copies in splatter vinyl). It was recorded and mixed by the band in August 2015 and the mastering was done by Damian Herring (HORRENDOUS). "Abyss Of Excruciating Vexes" is already streaming in its entirety at this location. More band info at www.facebook.com/pages/paroxsihzem/293704858374

March 09, 2016

North German Death Metallers ENDSEEKER have just released a video for ‘Consumed By Desire’ over here. The song is taken from the debut mini album "Corrosive Revelation“, which was released at the end of last year via F.D.A. Records. All further information you will find at www.endseeker.de

‘Scent Of The Buried’, the title track off the forthcoming new full length from Swedish Death Metallers INTERMENT, is now streaming at this location. The album was recorded and mixed by Tomas Skogsberg at Sunlight Studio in Stockholm and mastering by DEMONICAL frontman Sverker ‘Widda’ Widgren at Wing Studios. The artwork was created by Juanjo Castellano (PORTRAIT, REVEL IN FLESH, AVULSED, etc). More INTERMENT information at www.interment.se and www.facebook.com/interment

March 08, 2016

On April 01, 2016 Xtreem Music will re-issue "Decline", the second album from US Thrashers DÉTENTE. It was originally self-released by the band in 2010 through their own label Cognitive Records. The re-release will be available as CD and 12" LP and features new cover artwork by Raymond Art and includes liner notes, lyrics, several photos and 4 bonus tracks (three of them from the band’s unreleased demo 2009 with HELLION’s Ann Boleyn on vocals). You can check out one of the album tracks at this location. More DÉTENTE information at www.facebook.com/officialdetente

"Ad Mortem Festinamus", the new full length from L.A. Thrashers ANGER AS ART, is streaming in its entirety at this location now. The album will be released on March 11, 2016 via Old School Metal Records. ANGER AS ART will play a CD release show on April 02, 2016 at Malone’s in Santa Ana, California. Other acts to appear on the bill include RESISTANCE, ANCIENT SPELL, INSECTICIDE and UNSANCTIFIED, with more to be announced soon. More about ANGER AS ART at www.facebook.com/angerasart

Norwegian Black Metallers RAGNAROK have just released a third song from their forthcoming new album "Psychopathology" over here.  "Psychopathology" will be out on March 25, 2016 via Agonia Records. For all further details check out www.ragnarokhorde.com or www.facebook.com/ragnarokofficial

March 06, 2016

Canadian Death Metallers BEGRIME EXEMIOUS have just released their third full-length, "The Enslavement Conquest" via Dark Descent Records. Streams of the album tracks ‘Overpowered (Under Siege)’ and ‘Noose For A Monarch’ can be checked out here and here. More about BEGRIME EXEMIOUS at www.begrimeexemious.com or www.facebook.com/begrimeexemious

March 05, 2016

VULCANO‘s debut full-length album, "Bloody Vengeance", which was first released in 1986, is out now again on CD and vinyl via Greyhaze Records (www.greyhazerecords.com). It is presented in a completely audio-visual restored state, in the exact same way as the original. The album’s artwork was also restored to deliver a crisp depiction of all original album graphic elements. More about VULCANO at www.vulcanometal.com.

March 03, 2016

"Afterglow", the new full length from Swedish Death / Doom Metallers IN MOURNING, will be released on May 20, 2016 via Agonia Records. The cover artwork has been created by Kristian Wåhlin and the complete tracklist reads like this: ‘Fire And Ocean’, ‘The Grinning Mist’, ‘Ashen Crown’, ‘Below Rise To The Above’, ‘The Lighthouse Keeper’, ‘The Call To Orion’ and ‘Afterglow’. "Afterglow" has been recorded between November 2015 and March 2016 at Nordin Music Studios (drums) and Libra Studios (guitar, bass and vocals). The mixing and mastering was done by Jonas Martinsson at Necrosavant Studio. More about IN MOURNING at www.facebook.com/inmourningband

On April 01, 2016 Unholy Prophecies will release a vinyl split 7" EP by German Death Metallers REVEL IN FLESH and Swedish Death Metallers WOMBBATH. It will be entitled "Dragged Into The Obscure" and is limited to 500 copies (100 copies in splatter vinyl, 200 copies in transparent red vinyl and 200 copies in black). REVEL IN FLESH will be featured with the new track ‘Casket Ride’ (recorded at Maggesson’s Vault M. Studios and mixed and mastered by Dan Swanö at Unisound) while WOMBBATH will contribute ‘To Suffer Eternally’. The song has been recorded at Unbound Studios (UK) and Nostalgic Studios (Sweden). More band info at www.facebook.com/pages/revel-in-flesh/304228902958414 or www.facebook.com/wombbath. Unholy Prophecies can be reached at www.unholyprophecies.com

Southern Germany based Black / Crust /Punk act SACROSCUM will release their first demo "Stillbirth" via Unholy Prophecies on April 13, 2016. It will be limited to 200 copies. All additional information you’ll find at www.facebook.com/sacroscum666

Swedish HELTER SKELTER Distro now has set up a German divison called HELTER SKELTER GERMANIA. From now on you’ll be able to find exclusive vinyl and CD releases from Blooddawn Records (MARDUK, ABRUPTUM) and Shadow Records (SORHIN, TRIUMPHATOR) plus warehouse dead stocks with CDs from DISMEMBER, GRAVE, NECROPHOBIC, MARDUK, GORGOROTH, etc – all still sealed, in original press and mailed with German shipping rates. Merchandise like WULKANAZ shirts and shirts from other bands will be exclusively available as well. Have a look at www.facebook.com/helter-skelter-germania-759360657527861 to find out more.

“The Hell’s Decrees”, the new album from Brazilian Death Metallers REBAELLIUN, will be released via Hammerheart Records in May 2016. As a first teaser can be checked out here. More REBAELLIUN at www.facebook.com/rebaelliun

Swiss brutal Death Metallers DARKRISE have just released a new lyric video for ‘Do Or Die’ at this location. The song is taken from their upcoming album "Fear, Hate & Corruption" that will be released on March 18, 2016 via Punishing Records. For all further details check out www.facebook.com/darkriseband

March 02, 2016

On March 04, 2016 Hellthrasher Productions will release a limited vinyl edition of "One To Conquer", the fourth full length from Finnish Doom / Death Metallers DECAYING. 250 copies will be available (100 in black and 150 in green / transparent red), housed in a pocket sleeve with a full-colored insert. All tracks got remastered by DECAYING’s founder / guitarist / vocalist Matias Nastolin. The "One To Conquer" CD version was already released back in November 2014. The entire album is streaming here. More about DECAYING at www.facebook.com/decayingofficial

"Involuntary Organ Donor", the new vinyl 7" from Atlanta Gore Metallers MANGLED, has just been released via Boris Records. A full stream of the EP can be checked out at this location. "Involuntary Organ Donor" was recorded in Spring of 2015 by David Prae and the artwork was supplied by Matt "Slime Bucket" Ferri. The EP is limited to 300 copies. More information at www.facebook.com/mangled-270014239690739 or www.facebook.com/borisrecordsatl

March 01, 2016

Swedish Death Metallers BLOOD MORTIZED have just been signed by Xtreem Music for the release of their upcoming fourth album, which will be released in the fall. Their previous album "The Demon, The Angel, The Disease" (from 2013) is still streaming in its entirety at this location. More about BLOOD MORTIZED at www.facebook.com/bloodmortized