» News Archive April 2016

April 29, 2016

The forthcoming new album from Finnish Black Metallers BAPTISM will be entitled "The Devil’s Fire". It has been recorded at Fantom Studio and the release date is scheduled for July 22, 2016 via Season Of Mist. For all additional BAPTISM info check out www.facebook.com/baptismofficial

Swedish Thrashers WARFECT have just released a song from their upcoming third full-length "Scavengers". You can check out ‘Anatomy Of Evil’ at this location. The album was self-recorded and produced, mixed and mastered by the band’s vocalist / guitar-player Fredrik Wester at AudioDome studios. The cover artwork was again created by Andrei Bouzikov (MUNICIPAL WASTE, AUTOPSY, SKELETONWITCH, CANNABIS CORPSE, FUELED BY FIRE). "Scavengers" will be released on May 13, 2016 via Cyclone Empire. An album teaser is available over here. The complete tracklist reads like this: ‘Purveyors Of Cadavers’, ‘Reptile’, ‘Anatomy Of Evil’, ‘Watchtowers’, ‘Suffocate The Chosen’, ‘Predators’, ‘The Resurrectionists’, ‘Skin Bound’, ‘Evil Inn’, ‘Savaged By Wolves’ and ‘Into The Crypt’. More info at www.warfect.net or www.facebook.com/warfect

Canadian Post Black Metallers NUMENOREAN will release their debut full-length "Home" on July 22, 2016 via Season Of Mist. It was recorded by NUMENOREAN vocalist / guitarist Byron Lemley and Alex Kurth in Calgary, and mixed as well as mastered by Josh Schroeder (GHOST BATH, BATTLECROSS, KING 810) at Random Awesome Studios in Michigan. More about NUMENOREAN at www.facebook.com/numenoreanofficial

“Scent Of The Buried”, the new album of Swedish Death Metallers INTERMENT (which was released on CD via Pulverised in early April), will be released on vinyl via Cyclone Empire on May 13, 2016. The first press is limited to 500 copies on 180g red vinyl and comes in a gatefold sleeve with inside out print. For all additional band information check out www.interment.se

Brazilian Death Metallers REBAELLIUN have just released a new lyric video for the opening track of their upcoming new album “The Hell’s Decrees”. You can check out ‘Affronting The Gods’ here.  “The Hell’s Decrees" will be released in May 2016 via Hammerheart Records. More info at www.facebook.com/rebaelliun

April 28, 2016

Austrian Thrashers DEATHSTORM have just released the first track from their upcoming new album "Blood Beneath The Crypts". You can check out ‘Verdunkeln’ at this location. The album will be released on May 27, 2016 via High Roller Records. For all additional DEATHSTORM information and updates check out their official facebook site: www.facebook.com/pages/deathstorm/1500527186865344

Hellthrasher Productions have just released the CD version of "Abyss Of Excruciating Vexes", the latest mini album from Canadian Black / Death Metallers PAROXSIHZEM. It was recorded / mixed in August 2015 and mastered by Damian Herring (HORRENDOUS). The EP, that was previously released on March 11, 2016 as a limited vinyl edition, consists of 5 new tracks (including the ARKHON INFAUSTUS cover ‘Dead Cunt Maniac’). It is the band’s first release to feature current drummer Abyss (most well known as ADVERSARIAL’s bass player). The artwork and layout for both versions was created by PAROXSIHZEM’s vocalist Krag. A full stream of "Abyss Of Excruciating Vexes" is available here. More about PAROXSIHZEM at www.facebook.com/pages/paroxsihzem/293704858374

April 27, 2016

South Carolina based progressive Black Metallers ENTHEAN are streaming the new song ‘Before You, I Am’ over here. It is taken from their upcoming debut full length "Priests Of Annihilation", which will be released on May 20, 2016. More new songs can be checked out here (‘Dysthanasia’), here (‘Tones Of Desecration’) and here (‘Ekpyrosis’). The complete "Priests Of Annihilation" tracklist reads like this: ‘1054’, ‘Tones Of Desecration’, ‘Before You, I Am’, ‘Dysthanasia’, ‘Ekpyrosis’, ‘Behold The Primordial’, ‘Bring Forth The Raven’ and ‘Invalesc De Profundis’. For all additional ENTHEAN information check out www.facebook.com/enthean

French Death Metallers AD PATRES will be touring the UK for the very first time as support of ABHORRENT DECIMATION. The tour will start with a one-off gig featuring AD PATRES only (and supports) in Lille, France, on June 15, 2016, followed by three shows in the UK (Croydon, Liverpool and Hitchin). This tour will be the touring debut of Pierre-Yves Marani, who recently replaced Sébastien “Canard” Brouchican on guitars. AD PATRES are currently in the writing process for the follow-up to their 2012 debut full-length, “Scorn Aesthetics“. The new album is planned for 2017. Official music videos from AD PATRES can be checked out at the following links: ‘Scorn Aesthetics‘, ‘Scars Of Compromise‘. More about AD PATRES at www.facebook.com/pages/ad-patres/188860069960

April 26, 2016

A teaser for the upcoming THE DEAD GOATS / DEMONBREED vinyl split 7" single has just been posted at this location. The EP will be released on June 01, 2016 (black vinyl incl. lyric sheet, limited to 250 hand-numbered copies) via Testimony Records. New studio albums of both bands will released this summer as well. For more band information check out www.facebook.com/thedeadgoats or www.facebook.com/demonbreedofficial

One week before its official release date via Xtreem Music you can already listen to "Children Of The Chainsaw", the new album by Swedish Death Metallers ASHCLOUD, in its entirety right here.  More about ASHCLOUD at www.facebook.com/ashcloud666

April 22, 2016

Japanese Death Metallers DEFILED have just released the first song from their forthcoming new album "Towards Inevitable Ruin", which is scheduled for release on July 08, 2016 via Season Of Mist. You can check out ‘Force And Obedience’ right here. The complete tracklist of the album reads as follows: ‘Subversion’, ‘Cauterized’, ‘Doomsday’, ‘Conspiracy’, ‘Force And Obedience’, ‘Shadows Hands’, ‘Fear From Above’, ‘Scapegoat’, ‘Debunked’, ‘One World’, ‘Silent But Ongoing’ and ‘Towards Inevitable Ruin’. For all additional DEFILED information check out www.defiled.info or www.facebook.com/defiled

April 21, 2016

On May 20, 2016 German Thrashers ASSASSIN will release their new album "Combat Cathedral" via Steamhammer Records / SPV. It will be available as digipak CD and strictly limited vinyl edition (500 copies only). You can already check out the new song ‘Back From The Dead’ here.  "Combat Cathedral" is the first album in the history of the band to feature new vocalist Ingo Bajonczak, who replaced Robert Gonnella in 2014. More ASSASSIN info at www.assassin-online.de or www.facebook.com/assassinofficial

GRAVE DESECRATOR have just released the first track from their forthcoming new full length "Dust To Lust", which will be released on June 17, 2016 via Season Of Mist. You can check out ‘Temple Of Abominations’ at this location. The artwork of "Dust To Lust" has been created by Polish artist Zbigniew M. Bielak (MAYHEM, WATAIN, GHOST, ZHRINE) and its full tracklist reads like this: ‘Intro (Dust To Lust)’, ‘Temple Of Abominations’, ‘Funeral Mist’, ‘Gods Of Death’, ‘A Witching Whore’, ‘Host Desecration’, ‘Anathema Bloodlust’, ‘Bleed For Worship’, ‘Memento Mori’, ‘One More Soul’, ‘Mephistophallus In Occultopussy’ and ‘Perpetual Oath’. For all further information check out www.gravedesecrator.com or www.facebook.com/gravedesecrator666

German Death Metallers ROGASH have just released an official video for ‘Rogan Deathtrip’ over here. The song is taken from their latest album "Malevolence", that was released via War Anthem Records earlier this year. More about ROGASH at www.facebook.com/rogashmetal

April 20, 2016

Spanish Death Metallers GRAVEYARD have just released another song from their upcoming third album "…For Thine Is the Darkness". You can check out ‘Defy & Conquer’ at this location. "…For Thine Is the Darkness" was recorded at Moontower Studios with Gitarrist Javi Félez and the mastering was done by Patrick W. Engel at Temple of Disharmony. The cover artwork was created by Daniel Corcuera. The album will be released via War Anthem Records on April 29, 2016. More about GRAVEYARD at www.facebook.com/deathmetalgraveyard

April 19, 2016

This autumn Hammerheart Records will re-issue MYSTIFIER‘s "The World Is So Good…" as a 2 CD digipak and LP as well as a live album. A full MYSTIFIER demo compilation is also in the works, followed by a completely new album in 2017. More MYSTIFIER info at www.facebook.com/pages/mystifier/222621304428768

April 18, 2016

Swedish melodic Death / Doom Metallers OCTOBER TIDE are already streaming their entire new album "Winged Waltz" (prior to its official release) at this location. "Winged Waltz" was recorded, mixed and mastered at Wing Studios (DEMONICAL, CENTINEX, DIABOLICAL) in Sweden and produced by Sverker Widgren. The album will be released on April 22, 2016 via Agonia Records in various different formats. Here’s the complete tracklist: ‘Swarm’, ‘Sleepless Sun’, ‘Reckless Abandon’, ‘A questioin Ignite’, ‘Nursed By The Cold’, ‘Lost In Rapture’, ‘Perilous’ and ‘Coffins Of November’. In support of the album the band will be touring Europe together with label mates DEMONICAL this fall. More info at www.octobertide.net or www.facebook.com/octobertideband

Greek brutal Death Metallers MURDER MADE GOD have just released their new album "Enslaved" via Comatose Music. You can check out a full album stream here. MURDER MADE GOD also released two guitar recording videos for the tracks ‘The Titan, The Fighter And The Thief’ and ‘Enslaved’ here, respectively here. The following tracks appear on the album: ‘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’. For all additional MURDER MADE GOD information check out www.facebook.com/mmgofficial

April 15, 2016

On June 10, 2016 the second volume of the HEADHUNTER D.C. tribute album "Born To Punish The Skies…" will be released via Mutilation Records. The following 17 bands / songs will be featured this time: ESCARNIUM (BRA) – ‘And The Sky Turns To Black’, DIVINE PAIN (BRA) – ‘Bloodbath’, DISGRACE AND TERROR (BRA) – ‘Beneath The Hate’, VULTURE (BRA) – ‘God Is Dead’, EMBALMED SOULS (BRA) – ‘Falling In Perdition’, APOKALYPTIC RAIDS (BRA) – ‘Hymn To Babylon’, PATHOLOGIC NOISE (BRA) – ‘Searching For Rottenness’, INCINERADOR (BRA) – ‘Hell Is Here’, S.O.H. (BRA) – ‘God’s Spreading Cancer’, INSIDE HATRED (BRA) – ‘Eternal Hatred’, OBSKURE (BRA) – ‘Deadly Sins Of The Soul’, SECONDS OF NOISE (BRA) – ‘Open Your Eyes’, ETERNAL SACRIFICE (BRA) – ‘Contemplation (To The Fire)’, DEFORMITY BR (BRA) – ‘From Dream To Nightmare’, NECROCCULTUS (MEX) – ‘Abortion Of Souls’, FACADA (BRA) – ‘Disunited’ and KETER (BRA) – ‘Long Live The Death Cult’. All further details and ordering details at www.mutilationrecords.com.br. For more info on HEADHUNTER D.C. check out www.facebook.com/headhunterdc.

April 14, 2016

Swedish Thrashers WARFECT have just released a teaser video for their upcoming third full-length "Scavengers" at this location. The album features the following tracks: ‘Purveyors Of Cadavers’, ‘Reptile’, ‘Anatomy Of Evil’, ‘Watchtowers’, ‘Suffocate The Chosen’, ‘Predators’, ‘The Resurrectionists’, ‘Skin Bound’, ‘Evil Inn’, ‘Savaged By Wolves’ and ‘Into The Crypt’. The cover artwork was created by Andrei Bouzikov (MUNICIPAL WASTE, AUTOPSY, SKELETONWITCH, CANNABIS CORPSE, FUELED BY FIRE). "Scavengers" will be released on May 13, 2016 via Cyclone Empire. More info at www.warfect.net or www.facebook.com/warfect

April 13, 2016

"Black Heart", the new full length from Brazil’s DOOMSDAY CEREMONY, is now streaming in its entirety right here. The album will be released via Greyhaze Records on April 22, 2016. You can furthermore check out three official videos for album tracks by clicking on the following links: ‘Black Heart‘, ‘Slaves Of Sin‘ and ‘I Am‘. More about DOOMSDAY CEREMONY at www.facebook.com/doomsdayceremony

April 12, 2016

Pittsburg based progressive Death / Thrashers HEMOTOXIN are streaming their new full length "Biological Enslavement" in its entirety at this location now. The album will be released on April 15, 2016 via Unspeakable Axe Records. For more information on HEMOTOXIN check out www.facebook.com/hemotoxin

INQUISITION will tour Europe together with ROTTING CHRIST, MYSTIFIER and SCHAMMASCH this autumn. INQUISITION frontman Dagon issued the following statement about the upcoming tour: "Our 2016 European co-headlining tour marks another journey for INQUISITION that comes with a new album. We take great pride at selecting artists who are willing and have the time and dedication to share the stage with us while considering what should be a ritualistic experience that goes beyond a music event from uprising bands, to the classic ancients all under one shadow. We invite you to witness SCHAMMASCH, MYSTIFIER, ROTTING CHRIST, and INQUISITION on the Bloodshed Rituals 2016 European tour with the intentions of evoking the essence of occult music, while breaking necks in the process of invoking your spirit." Sakis of ROTTING CHRIST comments the tour as follows: "Dear friends, we present you our first European tour for our last album "Rituals". On this journey we will perform 27 shows all over the continent. We will be accompanied by the great Metal warriors of INQUISITION, MYSTIFIER, and SCHAMMASCH. See you all on the battlefield and let’s raise serious hell!" For all additional information check out the following sites: www.facebook.com/inquisition.official, www.facebook.com/pages/rotting-christ/290468585669, www.facebook.com/pages/mystifier/222621304428768, www.facebook.com/schammasch

April 09, 2016

South Carolina based progressive Black Metallers ENTHEAN have released one of their new songs, ‘Tones Of Desecration’, over here. The band will release its debut full length "Priests Of Annihilation" on May 20, 2016. You can pre-order the album and stream another new song entitled ‘Dysthanasia’ via their bandcamp site. The complete tracklist of "Priests Of Annihilation" reads like this: ‘1054’, ‘Tones Of Desecration’, ‘Before You, I Am’, ‘Dysthanasia’, ‘Ekpyrosis’, ‘Behold The Primordial’, ‘Bring Forth The Raven’ and ‘Invalesc De Profundis’. For more ENTHEAN information check out www.facebook.com/enthean

April 08, 2016

‘Cybernetic Eucharist’, a second track off "The Last Witness", the sophomore album from Boston based Death Metallers ZEALOTRY, can be checked out at this location now. The album will be released via Lavadome Productions on April 22, 2016 and the tracklist reads like this: ‘Arc Of Eradication’, ‘Heralding The Black Apostle’, ‘Cybernetic Eucharist’, ‘Progeny Omega’, ‘Mutagenesis’, ‘Yliaster’, ‘The Last Witness’ and ‘Silence’. More band information at www.facebook.com/zealotrymetal or zealotry.bandcamp.com

Swedish Death Metallers CENTINEX are currently recording their next full-length album at Wing Studios with CENTINEX’s guitarist (and DEMONICAL’s vocalist in one), Sverker Widgren. The follow-up to 2014’s "Redeeming Filth" will be entitled "Doomsday Rituals" and the cover artwork was created by Bahrull Marta of Abomination Imagery. For all further CENTINEX info check out www.facebook.com/centinexofficial

April 06, 2016

German Death Metallers REVEL IN FLESH and Swedish WOMBBATH have joined forces on a 7" split EP entitled "Dragged Into The Obscure" which features two new songs. REVEL IN FLESH contribute ‘Casket Ride’, which was again recorded at Maggesson’s Vault M. Studios and mixed and mastered by Dan Swanö at Unisound Studio. WOMBBATH complete the picture with ‘To Suffer Eternally’ which has been recorded at Unbound Studios (UK) and Nostalgic Studios (Sweden). The vinyl EP is limited to 500 copies: 100 splatter (sold out), 200 transparent red and 200 black. The cover artwork was created by Juanjo Castellano. For all further band information check out www.facebook.com/pages/revel-in-flesh/304228902958414 or www.facebook.com/wombbath. Ordering info at www.unholyprophecies.com

Canada’s GORGUTS are now streaming the final part of their new 33 minutes long song ‘Pleiades’ Dust’. It is entitled ‘Besieged’ and can be checked out here. The entire "Pleiades’ Dust" EP has been scheduled for release on May 13, 2016 via Season Of Mist. It features artwork of the Polish artist Zbigniew M. Bielak (MAYHEM, ZHRINE, GHOST, WATAIN). More about GORGUTS at www.gorguts.com or www.facebook.com/gorgutsofficial

April 03, 2016

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April 02, 2016

On May 27, 2016 High Roller Records will release "Blood Beneath The Crypts", the second full length from Austrian Thrashers DEATHSTORM, on CD as well as on black and clear vinyl. The album will feature the following tracks: ‘Deathblow’, ‘Splendid Mutilation’, ‘Murder Of A Faceless Victim’, ‘Immortalized Sinner’, ‘I Conquer’, ‘Enter The Void / Dunwich’, ‘Verdunkeln’ and ‘I Saw The Devil’. More about DEATHSTORM at http://deathstorm.bandcamp.com or www.facebook.com/deathstorm-1500527186865344

Salt Lake City Thrashers DEATHBLOW have just released a video for ‘Prognosis Negative’, the title track from their 2014 debut full length over here. The band previously already released an EP entitled "The Other Side Of Darkness" in 2015. You can order or stream both releases at this location. For all further DEATHBLOW information check out www.facebook.com/dethblo