» News Archive June 2016

June 30, 2016

ANCIENT have just released a first song of their comeback album "Back To The Land Of The Dead". You can check out ‘Land Of The Dead’ at this location. The album will be released on September 16, 2016 via Soulseller Records as 2 LP, jewelcase and digipack CD as well as digitally. The new ANCIENT line-up features Zel (aka Aphazel) on vocals / guitars / keyboards, Dhilorz on guitars / bass and Nick Barker on drums. Ghiulz Borroni of Italy’s BULLDOZER will join the band as a session guitarist for live shows. For all additional ANCIENT information check out www.ancientband.net or www.facebook.com/ancientband

Italy’s Post Black Metallers DEADLY CARNAGE have now made their entire discography available for free download via their Bandcamp site. More band info at www.facebook.com/deadlycarnage

Japanese Death Metallers DEFILED are streaming their forthcoming new full length "Towards Inevitable Ruin" in its entirety at this location now. The album will be released via Season Of Mist on July 08, 2016 as digipak CD and gatefold vinyl (black and coloured). In July DEFILED will already play a couple of shows in support of "Towards Inevitable Ruin". The band is currently working on a worldwide tour. For more DEFILED information check out www.defiled.info or www.facebook.com/defiled

June 29, 2016

French Black Metallers AZZIARD and NIRNAETH have teamed-up on a limited edition split 7" EP entitled "Dramatis Personae", which has just been released via Kaotoxin Records. AZZIARD contributed the brand new track ‘Unus Mundus’, while NIRNAETH have recorded two new songs (as a pre-production for their next full-length), of which ‘Nihil In Me’ is featured on the split release. For more band information check out www.facebook.com/azziard or www.facebook.com/officialnirnaeth

June 25, 2016

On July 15, 2016 Norwegian Death Metallers BLOOD RED THRONE will release their 8th album "Union Of Flesh And Machine" via Spinefarm Records. It will feature the following tracks: ‘Revocation Of Humankind’, ‘Proselyte Virus’, ‘Patriotic Hatred’, ‘Homicidal Ecstacy’, ‘Martyrized’, ‘Union Of Flesh And Machine’, ‘Legacy Of Greed’, ‘Exposed Mutation’, ‘Primal Recoil’, ‘Leather Rebel’ (JUDAS PRIEST cover) and ‘Mary Whispers Of Death’ . For all additional information on BLOOD RED THRONE check out www.facebook.com/bloodredthroneofficial

June 24, 2016

California based technical Death Metallers DECREPIT BIRTH have signed a European deal with Agonia Records (Nuclear Blast Records will continue to work with them in North American territory). The band’s 4th album is scheduled for a late 2016 release. DECREPIT BIRTH’s current line-up includes Bill Robinson (ex – SUFFOCATION) on vocals, Matt Sotelo on guitars, Sean Martinez (ex – RINGS OF SATURN, ex – DECAPITATED) on bass and Sam Paulicelli (ex – ABIGAIL WILLIAMS, ex – GOATWHORE) on drums. All further information you will find at www.facebook.com/decrepitbirth

Norwegian Black Metallers MAYHEM have just released a video for the track ‘Watchers’ at this location. The song is taken from the band’s latest album "Esoteric Warfare" (2014) and based on a live performance during the "Black Metal Warfare II" US-tour at Baltimore Soundstage on November 25, 2015. More MAYHEM at www.thetruemayhem.com or www.facebook.com/mayhemofficial

“The Infernal Depths Of Hatred”, the debut full-length from Swedish Death Metallers ANATA, will be released on vinyl for the first time ever on October 21, 2016 via the Kaotoxin sub-label Kaoskvlt. The album, that was originally released in 1998 via Season of Mist, was remastered at Conkrere Studio and as a bonus features the MORBID ANGEL cover ‘Day Of Suffering’ (taken from ANATA’s 1999 “War, Vol.II” split with BETHSAIDA). The release will be limited to 300 hand-numbered copies and comes as a yellow and black marbled 12" vinyl LP. More about ANATA at www.facebook.com/anatadeathmetal

June 23, 2016

Norwegian Black Metal duo GJENDØD will release a digipak CD version of their self-titled debut on June 24, 2016 via Hellthrasher Productions. The material was recorded in January 2016 and originally released on tape in April 2016 via Darker Than Black Records. The tracklist reads like this: ‘Evig Svart Røyk’, ‘Menneskeavl’, ‘Forknytte Tunger’ and ‘Likdans’. A full stream is available at this location. All further band information at www.facebook.com/gjendød-1099509976778327

"Shrines Of The Void", the debut full length from Spanish Black Metallers SHEIDIM, is already streaming in its entirety over here. It is the band’s follow-up the the vinyl 7" EP "Amidst The Ashes Of Consciousness / In The Light Of The Dying Stars", which was released in 2015. "Shrines Of The Void" was recorded and mixed by J. Félez at Moontower Studios and mastered by D. Lowndes at Resonance Sound Studio. It will be released via Dark Descent Records tomorrow. The vinyl edition will be out via Me Saco Un Ojo Records a little later this year. For more info on SHEIDIM check out www.facebook.com/sheidimband

June 21, 2016

"In Cronian Hour", the split 7" EP from Vancouver, BC based Death Metallers AUROCH and MITOCHONDRION, is streaming in its entirety at this location now. The EP was mastered by Colin Marston and features artwork by Cold Poison. It comes in a gatefold jacket in black or bone white vinyl and is available in Europe via Hellthrasher Productions. Dark Descent Records will begin shipping copies in the U.S. around June 27, 2016. More band information you will find at www.facebook.com/aurochmetal or www.facebook.com/mitochondrion137

Swedish Death Metallers CENTINEX are streaming ‘Genertion Of Flies’, a song off their upcoming new full length "Doomsday Rituals"over here. The album will be released via Agonia Records on July 08, 2016 as a digipak CD, vinyl (black and orange, the latter limited to 150 copies) and digitally. All further CENTINEX info at www.facebook.com/centinexofficial

June 18, 2016

On September 02, 2016 SARCOFAGO‘s classic 1989 EP "Rotting" will be re-released via Greyhaze Records on digipak format with a bonus DVD and new layout. The DVD features a live show from Belo Horizonte in 1991 where SARCOFAGO supported MORBID ANGEL on their "Altars Of Madness" tour. DVD Tracklist: ‘Alcoholic Coma’, ‘Satanic Lust’, ‘Rotting’, ‘Satanas’ and ‘Nightmare’. More info and pre-order details at www.greyhazerecords.com

In order to celebrate the band’s 30th anniversary Old Temple will re-release "The Enlightenment", the 1999 debut full length from Mexican Death Metallers SARGATANAS, later this year. The label will also re-release "Aberah KeDabar", the debut demo from Chilean Death / Black Metallers BLACK CEREMONIAL KULT as a split CD with GENOCIDE BEAST from the US. In co-operation with Moon Records there will furthermore be a CD release of the MOLOCH LETALIS demos "Suicide Spectrum" (still released under the band’s old moniker MOLOCH in 2004) and "Cold Execution" (2006). "Subyugador – In Goat We Trust", 2014’s debut album from Ecuador’s Death Metallers DEATH’S COLD WIND, has also just been re-releasded via Old Temple on hand numbered gold CDs. For more information check out www.oldtemple.com

June 17, 2016

Dutch Black Metallers SAMMATH have replaced long time drummer Koos Bos with Wim van der Valk (INQUISITOR / CENTURIAN / OCCULT) due to personal reasons, but on friendly terms. A new SAMMATH album and live activities are expected in 2017. More about SAMMATH at www.facebook.com/sammath666

On August 19, 2016 Colorado Death Metallers BLOOD INCANTATION will release their debut full-length "Starspawn" via Dark Descent Records on CD, vinyl, cassette and digitally. The album track ‘Choaplasm’ is already streaming at this location. "Starspawn" is the follow-up to the band’s 2015 EP "Interdimensional Extinction". More about BLOOD INCANTATION at www.facebook.com/blood-incantation-508899805936788

June 15, 2016

"All Of Them Witches", the second full-length of Polish Death Metallers THE DEAD GOATS, will be released via Testimony Records on July 22, 2016. The following songs will appear on the album: ‘Coven’, ‘All Of Them Witches’, ‘Darkness And Decay’, ‘Broodmother’, ‘Conquering The Worm’, ‘The Curse Of Gallows Hill’, ‘Dwarves In My Coffin’, ‘Into The Fiery Grave’ and ‘The Gloom That Came To Salem’. The titletrack is already streaming at this location. More about THE DEAD GOATS at www.facebook.com/thedeadgoats

German Death Metallers DEMONBREED (who rose up from the ashes of LAY DOWN ROTTEN) will release their debut full-length "Where Gods Come To Die" on July 22, 2016 via Testimony Records. It was produced by guitarist Fernando at the bands own Fat Knob Studios and mixed and mastered by Dennis Israel (Clintwoks Mixing and Mastering). The full tracklist reads like this: ‘Where Gods Come To Die’, ‘Vultures In The Blood Red Sky’, ‘A Thousand Suns Will Rise’, ‘Summon The Undead’, ‘Revenge In The Afterlife’, ‘Empty Grave’, ‘Red Countess’, ‘Perish’, ‘Barren Wasteland’, ‘Folded Hands’, ‘Blood Colored’ (EDGE OF SANITY cover) and ‘Seed Of Ferocity’. You can already check out the track ‘Barren Wasteland’ over here. For all additional information check out www.facebook.com/demonbreedofficial

"Immortalized In Suffering", the debut full length from Australian Death Metallers SEWERCIDE, is streaming in its entirety at this location now. The album was just released on CD and cassette via Unspeakable Axe Records. More about SEWERCIDE at www.facebook.com/sewercide

June 14, 2016

Dutch / Swedish Doom Metallers MINOTAUR HEAD have signed a deal with War Anthem Records. The band consists of Rogga Johansson on guitars / vocals (PAGANIZER, REVOLTING, DEMIURG etc.), Bob Bagchus on drums (ex – ASPHYX, GRAND SUPREME BLOOD COURT, SOULBURN), Theo van Eekelen on bass (HAIL OF BULLETS) and Ronnie Björnström on lead guitar (BONE GNAWER, RIBSPREADER, THOSE WHO BRING THE TORTURE). Their self-titled debut is scheduled to be released in late October 2016 on CD and vinyl. A sound sample can already be checked out here. All further band information you will find at www.facebook.com/minotaur-head-893391864093304

WARFATHER, featuring Steve Tucker (MORBID ANGEL), have just published the tracklist for their upcoming second album "The Grey Eminence". The following tracks will appear on it: ‘Orders Of The Horde’, ‘Headless Mean Can No Longer Speak’, ‘Judgement, The Hammer’, ‘For Glory Or Infamy’, ‘The Dawning Inquisition’, ‘Heedless Servant’, ‘Carnage Of The Pious’, ‘Grey Eminence’ and ‘Fair And Final Warning’. The album will be released on September 16, 2016 via Greyhaze Records. For more information check out www.facebook.com/pages/warfather/240931366011521

On June 26, 2016 Godz Ov War Productions will release the debut full length from Polish Death Metallers ETERITUS. It was recorded at IX Studio with Michal Barski and is going to be entitled "Following The Ancient Path". The cover artwork was created by Bartek Kurzok and the tracklist reads like this: ‘Intro’, ‘Biocentric’, ‘Hellish Imagery’, ‘The Unliving Thing’, ‘Eye Of The Storm’, ‘Incinerator’, ‘Somber Mind’, ‘End Of Line’ and ‘Mortal Prophecy’. You can already check out two tracks off the album here (‘Hellish Imagery’) and here (‘Incinerator‘). For all additional ETERITUS info got to www.facebook.com/eteritus

June 12, 2016

In October 2016 Raw Skull Recordz will release a compilation CD of the early FLESHCRAWL recordings entitled “Festering Thoughts From A Grave”. It features the band’s two demos "Mummified Thoughts" (1990) and "Festering Flesh" (1991), both originally still released under the SUFFOCATION moniker and their EP "Lost In A Grave" (1991). All songs have been remastered from the original sources by Ted Tringo at The Ancient Way Mastering and an 8 page booklet will feature lots of old material and liner notes from and about the founding members and band. More info at www.facebook.com/rawskullrecordz-906844479382238

The second GHOULGOTHA full-length "To Starve The Cross" is streaming in its entirety at this location now. The album was mixed and mastered by Damian Herring at Subterranean Watchtower Studios and the artwork was created by Mattias Frisk. Dark Descent Records will release the album on CD and digital formats tomorrow, the vinyl edition will follow soon after. More about GHOULGOTHA at www.facebook.com/ghoulgotha666

June 10, 2016

Italian blackened Death Metallers NECROMUTILATOR have just finished the recordings of a new song called ‘Unholy Semen Of Doom’. You can check it out at this location. It will be part of a four songs MLP entitled "Ripping Blasphemy" that will be released by Terror From Hell Records again. More about NECROMUTILATOR at www.facebook.com/necromutilator-221413121202401

June 09, 2016

On August 26, 2016 German Thrashers SODOM will release their new album "Decision Day". It was produced by Cornelius "Corny" Rambadt, engineer and drummer of Tom Angelripper’s side project ONKEL TOM, and the cover artwork has been created by Joe Petagno (PINK FLOYD, LED ZEPPELIN, MOTÖRHEAD etc.). The following tracks will appear on the album: ‘In Retribution’, ‘Rolling Thunder’, ‘Decision Day’, ‘Caligula’, ‘Who Is God?’, ‘Strange Lost World’, ‘Vaginal Born Evil’, ‘Belligerence’, ‘Blood Lions’, ‘Sacred Warpath’, ‘Refused To Die’ and ‘Predatory Instinct’ (vinyl and itunes bonus track). The CD digipak will include a poster, while the double gatefold vinyl edition (180g red vinyl) will have printed innersleeves, an inserted CD and the already mentioned bonus track. A limited boxset (1.000 copies) will include the digi CD, red vinyl double LP, poster, signed picture, sticker, button, patch and a flag. More SODOM info at www.sodomized.info or www.facebook.com/sodomized

Oulu, Finland based technical Death Metallers DENOMINATE have been signed by Inverse Records. The band’s new album, “Those Who Beheld The End”, was recorded and mixed at a private studio in Oulu by Joacim U. Belius and the mastering was done in Sweden at Unisound AB by Dan Swanö. The complete tracklist reads like this: ‘In A Chasm Of Stone’, ‘Degradation’, ‘Penumbra’, ‘The Demented Scholar Of Abatos’, ‘Torments Of Silence’, ‘Apeirophobia’ and ‘Terrestrial Funeral’. “Those Who Beheld The End" will be released on August 05, 2016. A lyric video for the song ‘Degradation’ is already available at this location. For all further information check out www.facebook.com/denominateband

Sweden’s USURPRESS will release their new album "The Regal Tribe" on September 23, 2016 via Agonia Records. It was recorded with producer Lawrence Mackrory (FKÜ, DARKANE) and the cover artwork was created by Dutch artist Marald van Haasteren (BOLT THROWER, HIGH ON FIRE, BARONESS, KYLESA). The following tracks will appear on the album: ‘Beneath The Starless Skies’, ‘The One They Call The Usurpress’, ‘Across The Dying Plains’, ‘The Mortal Tribes’, ‘The Halls Of Extinction’, ‘Throwing The Gift Away’, ‘Behold The Forsaken’, ‘On A Bed Of Straw’, ‘The Sin That Is Mine’ and ‘In The Shadow Of The New Gods’. "The Regal Tribe" is the last USURPRESS album to feature original drummer Calle Lönnberg who left the band shortly after the recordings. He was replaced by Mathias "Matte" Modin (FIRESPAWN, RAISED FIST, ex – DARK FUNERAL, ex – DEFLESHED). More USURPRESS at www.usurpress.com, www.facebook.com/usurpress

The third JOHANSSON & SPECKMANN full-length "Edge Of The Abyss" will be released via Soulseller Records in September 2016. The cover artwork was created by Roberto Toderico. Paul Speckmann had this to say about the album: "Rogga and I are looking forward to sharing “Edge Of The Abyss” with the masses. You can be sure that this third installment of the JOHANSSON & SPECKMANN series is by far the best in the series, so go out and buy this masterpiece, you won’t be disappointed!” Rogga Johansson adds: “For the third time me and Paul have decided to write some awesomely ugly and heavy Death Metal for you all. If you liked the previous albums you will love this one, as its more of just everything you have come to know as JOHANSSON & SPECKMANN. This time we are not only backed up by monster drummer Brynjar Helgetun but have also a lead guitarist in Kjetil Lynghaug, who delivers some sick solo work.” The album will feature the following tracks: ‘Perpetuate The Lie’, ‘You’ve Stepped On A Dime’, ‘Misanthropy’, ‘Turn It Around’, ‘The Last Witness Is Barely Alive’, ‘The One They All Despised’, ‘The Edge Of The Abyss’, ‘A Concept’ and ‘Already In Disguise’. For all additional information check out www.facebook.com/johansson-speckmann-225899484206206

German Black Metallers IMPERIUM DEKADENZ have released a first track from their upcoming fifth full-length "Dis Manibvs" at this location. The album will be released on August 26, 2016 via Season Of Mist. The artwork has been created by Francesco De Luca and the complete tracklist reads like this: ‘In Todesbanden’, ‘Only Fragments Of Light’, ‘Still I Rise’, ‘Dis Manibvs’, ‘Pantheon Spells’, ‘Vae Victis’, ‘Volcano’, ‘Somnia’, ‘Pure Nocturnal Rome’ and ‘Seikilos’. For more IMPERIUM DEKADENZ information check out www.imperium-dekadenz.de or www.facebook.com/imperiumdekadenz

"Suicide Gate – A Bridge To Death", the upcoming sixth album from Swedish Death Metallers RIBSPREADER, is already streaming in its entirety at this location. The album will be released via Xtreem Music on June 15, 2016. More RIBSPREADER at www.facebook.com/pages/ribspreader/148182408532846

June 07, 2016

Indiana based blackened Thrashers SKELETON WOLF have released a song from their upcoming self-titled debut album. You can listen to ‘She’s Insane’ at this location. Another new song (‘Bow Down To Death’) can be found right here. The album will be released on June 10, 2016. For more SKELETON WOLF information check out www.skeletonwolf.com or www.facebook.com/skeletonwolfmusic

June 06, 2016

ANCIENT have been signed by Soulseller Records. The band’s new full-length "Back To The Land Of The Dead" will be released in mid September 2016 on CD, double LP and other versions. Dave Ellefson’s EMP Label Group will release the album in the US / Canada. The following tracks will appear on it: ‘Land Of The Dead’, ‘Beyond The Blood Moon’, ‘The Sempiternal Haze’, ‘The Empyrean Sword’, ‘The Ancient Disarray’, ‘Occlude The Gates’, ‘The Excruciating Journey: Part I Defiance And Rage’, ‘Part II The Prodigal Years’, ‘Part III The Awakening’, ‘Death Will Die’, ‘The Spiral’, ‘Petrified By Their End’ and ’13 Candles’ (BATHORY cover, bonus track). The new ANCIENT line-up consists of Zel (aka Aphazel) on vocals / guitars / keyboards, Dhilorz on guitars / bass and Nick Barker on drums. Ghiulz Borroni (of BULLDOZER) will be the band’s live session guitarist. For all additional ANCIENT information check out www.facebook.com/ancientband

French Death Metallers MERCYLESS have just released a free digital single entitled "Altered Divination". It features the brand new song ‘My Name Is Legion’ (produced at Psykron studio and mastered at Conkrete studio) and a raw "official bootleg" 2014 live recording of the 1992 classic ‘Substance Of Purity’. You can download it at this location. The new MERCYLESS full length "Pathetic Divinity" will be released on October 07, 2016. For all additional information check out www.facebook.com/mercylesscult

June 05, 2016

Swedish Death / Thrashers VÖRGUS will release their upcoming debut full length "White Trash Hellraisers" via Inferno Records in September as limited digipak CD and cassette editions. The album was recorded at ABF Studios Jakobsberg and Solna Sound Recordings in Sweden. It was mixed and mastered by Mike Wead. The artwork was created by M. Vega. The complete tracklist reads like this: ‘Intro / Sado Zombies’, ‘Worst Nightmare’, ‘White Trash Hellraisers’, ‘Dead Snow’, ‘Raising Hell’, ‘Army Of Dead’, ‘Descend’, ‘Chainsaw’, ‘Exterminator’ and ‘Hellfuck 2015’. The song ‘Sado Zombies’ is already streaming over here. For more VÖRGUS information check out www.facebook.com/vorgus

June 03, 2016

German Death Metallers DESERTED FEAR have released a live video for the song ‘Forging Delusions’ right here. The band will appear live on several festival this summer. For more information check out www.desertedfear.de or www.facebook.com/desertedfear

Brazilian / German Death Metallers INCARCERATION will start recording their debut album "Catharsis" this weekend at Soundlodge studio in Germany. The artwork will be created by Misanthropic Arts. "Catharsis" is scheduled for an Autumn release via F.D.A. Records as gatefold LP, CD and digitally. After the recordings in July the band will return to the stages with a couple of gigs / festival shows in the Netherlands, Italy and Germany, followed by a tour in October and November shortly after the album release. For regular updates check out www.incarcerationdeath.com or www.facebook.com/incarceration

US Death Metallers MORFIN have finished writing their second album and will return to the studio soon. Newest members of the band are Mike De La O (ex – SKELETAL REMAINS) on guitars and Edward Andrade (MISCREANCY, MYSTICISM) on drums. More about MORFIN at www.facebook.com/morfindeathmetal

F.D.A. Records have signed Orange County /Southern California based Death Metallers CREMATORY STENCH for 2 albums and their upcoming, selftitled debut EP which will be released in August on CD, 7” EP and digitally. For all additional info go to www.facebook.com/crematorystench

June 02, 2016

Australian Death Metallers SEWERCIDE are currently streaming a new song entitled ‘Megalithic Tomb’ at this location. The band will release their debut album "Immortalized In Suffering" through Unspeakable Axe Records on June 13, 2016. The complete tracklist reads like this: ‘For Those About To Rot’, ‘A Dying Dream’, ‘Snares Of Carnality’, ‘Interlude In Agony’, ‘Acrimoniously Disharmonized’, ‘Pierced With Sentient Trepidity’, ‘Megalithic Tomb’, ‘Infinifixion’ and ‘Eternal, In Spirit)’. A promo video for the song ‘Snares Of Carnality’ can be checked out here. More about SEWERCIDE at www.facebook.com/sewercide