» News Archive August 2016

August 31, 2016

Norwegian Black Metallers RAGNAROK have signed a new three album deal with Agonia Records. Drummer Jontho issued the following statement about the decision to stick with the label: "We looked at several other offers when our contract with Agonia expired, but one of the most important things for us was the kind of relationship we could have with a label. We know that with Agonia we can have open and honest discussions and exchanges of ideas, which always result in something productive for both parties. It’s not just about releases for them, it’s also about all the other things that go into making a band successful". RAGNAROK will be touring Europe again in October with CVINGER, MECALIMB and guests. More information and updates at www.ragnarokhorde.com or www.facebook.com/ragnarokofficial

Gothenburg’s Death / Crust Metallers AGE OF WOE have just released a teaser for their upcoming new album "An Ill Wind Blowing" at this location. It will be released on October 14, 2016 via War Anthem Records and features the following tracks: ‘Voices Of The Unheard’, ‘Bad Blood’, ‘Kine Weza Kuruf Konkey’, ‘Heavy Clouds’, ‘Havens Burn To Cinder’, ‘Ill Winds’, ‘Halo Of Flies’. More about AGE OF WOE at www.facebook.com/ageofwoe

August 30, 2016

Italian Death Metallers HELLISH GOD have just released their debut MCD "Impure Spiritual Forces" via Lord Of The Flies Records. It features ANTROPOFAGUS lead vocalist Tya and Fabiano Penna from REBAELLIUN on guest solo guitar. More band information at www.facebook.com/hellishgod666

"The Full Treatment", the 1987 debut full length from Canadian Thrashers AGGRESSION, will be re-released on CD with original artwork for the very first time via Xtreem Music on October 01, 2016. The vinyl edition (on 12" picture disc) will be out on Weird Face Productions. An advance song can be checked out here. In support of the re-release AGGRESSION will be touring in Europe by the time of the release. For all additional info and updates check out www.facebook.com/aggression85.

August 25, 2016

On September 15, 2016 Boris Records, in co-operation with Pale Horse Recordings, will be releasing a 2 song vinyl 7" EP from HELLGOAT entitled "Eden In Flames". HELLGOAT will be playing live in the US in September on the "Infernal Death March Part II: Ashes Of The Ascended 2016" tour. Some of the 17 dates will also feature Atlanta’s Black Metallers VIMUR. More about HELLGOAT at www.facebook.com/hellgoat-359498710801448

August 24, 2016

New York Death Metallers DEHUMANIZED will release their third full length "Beyond The Mind" on October 28, 2016 via Comatose Music. The album was recorded at Full Force Studio with producer Joe Cincotta and the artwork was created by Tony Koehl. An album teaser video has already been posted at this location. More about DEHUMANIZED at www.facebook.com/dehumanized.ny

Dutch female Death Metallers SISTERS OF SUFFOCATION have signed a deal with Hammerheart Records. The band was founded in 2014 in Eindhoven and self-released their debut five-song EP "Brutal Queen" on April 22, 2016. Hammerheart Records will re-issue this EP as a digipak CD in September and the LP edition in November with spiced-up artwork. SISTERS OF SUFFOCATION are currently working on their debut album, which is scheduled for release in the second half of 2017. More band info at www.facebook.com/sistersofsuffocation

Italian Death Metallers HIEROPHANT have just released the title-track from their upcoming fourth full length "Mass Grave" at this location. The album will be released on November 04, 2016 via Season Of Mist. The artwork has been created by Paolo Girardi (INQUISITION, THE LION’S DAUGHTER) and the album’s full tracklist reads like this: ‘Hymn Of Perdition’, ‘Execution Of Mankind’, ‘Forever Crucified’, ‘Mass Grave’, ‘Crematorium’, ‘In Decay’, ‘Sentenced To Death’, ‘The Great Hoax’, ‘Trauma’ and ‘Eternal Void’. For all additional information check out www.facebook.com/hierophantkvlt

August 22, 2016

Swedish Death Metallers DERANGED are currently recording their ninth full-length at Berno Studio (AMON AMARTH, THE CROWN, WITCHERY). The album will be entitled "Struck By A Murderous Siege" and is going to be released on October 28, 2016 via Agonia Records. The band just revealed a rough mix excerpt from one of the new songs (‘Hello From The Gutters’), accompanied by a video from the studio at this location. More DERANGED info and updates at www.facebook.com/derangedband

Brazilian Death Metallers ESCARNIUM will release their second full length "Interitus" via Testimony Records on October 14, 2016. A first track (‘100 Days Of Bloodbath’) has already been revealed here. The album will feature the following tracks: ‘The Horror’, ‘While The Furnace Burns’, ‘Starvation Death Process’, ‘Radioactive Doom’, ‘Omnis Mortuus Est – Interitus’, ‘Macabre Rites’, ‘Genocide Ritual’, ‘The Gray Kingdom’, ‘100 Days Of Bloodbath’ and ‘Human Waste’. The band will tour across Europe in late September / early October. More ESCARNIUM info at www.facebook.com/escarnium

ANCIENT have just released another track of their upcoming new full length "Back To The Land Of The Dead" at this location. The album will be released on September 16, 2016 via Soulseller Records. More about ANCIENT at www.ancientband.net or www.facebook.com/ancientband

California based depressive blackened Doom Metallers GRAVECOVEN will release their debut full length "Coughing Blood" on CD via Godz Ov War Productions. The album was recorded by Patrick Hills at Earth Tone Studios in Sacramento, California and the cover artwork was created by Glitch Witch (VOID KING, SKELETON WOLF, KING OF NONE). You can already check out the track ‘Furious Fires’ at this location. More about GRAVECOVEN at www.facebook.com/gravecoven

August 19, 2016

On October 14, 2016 War Anthem Records will release the second full length from Gothenburg’s AGE OF WOE. It is entitled “An Ill Wind Blowing” and was recored live at Elementstudion with Carlos Sepulveda (LEATHER NUN, PSYCORE) and Linus Andersson (GOAT, YURI GAGARIN). The mastering was done by Brad Boatright (SLEEP, NAILS, OBITUARY, YOB). The album’s complete tracklist reads like this: ‘Voices Of The Unheard’, ‘Bad Blood’, ‘Kine Weza Kuruf Konkey’, ‘Heavy Clouds’, ‘Havens Burn To Cinder’, ‘Ill Winds’ and ‘Halo Of Flies’. For all additional AGE OF WOE information check out www.facebook.com/ageofwoe

Swedish Death Metallers DECOMPOSED will release their third album "Wither" on October 03, 2016 via Chaos Records on CD and vinyl formats. Two of the songs (‘By Nothingness Crowned’ and ‘Submerged’) are already streaming at this location. The album was recorded in mid 2015 by composer / founder Jesper Ekstål with drummer Emil Leijon at Studio Blastbeat in Sundsvall. The following tracks will appear on "Wither": ‘By Nothingness Crowned’, ‘Upheaval’, ‘Void’, ‘Submerged’, ‘Downwards’, ‘Drenched In Wounds’, ‘Wither’ and ‘Into Nothing’. More info at www.facebook.com/decomposed-184061241645341

August 18, 2016

On October 26, 2016 Raw Skull Recordz, in co-operation with Neckbreaker Records, will release the CD edition of "Rot In Putrid Filth", the debut full length from Swedish Death Metallers GRAVEBOMB. It was originally released digitally earlier this year. The album was recorded in Summer 2015 at Fvck Life Studios, Trollh‰ttan Sweden, mixed by Fred Forsberg and mastered by Tomas Skogsberg at Sunlight Studio. The artwork was supplied by Patrik Tegnander (Chainsaw Design). A full album stream is available here. More about GRAVEBOMB at www.facebook.com/gravebombband

August 17, 2016

Blackened Death Metallers KINGDOM have been signed by Poland’s Godz Ov War Productions. The band’s upcoming third album "Sepulchral Psalms From The Abyss Of Torment" was recorded this spring by LWN (vocals, guitars), STH (bass), SLW (drums) and SBCH (additional vocals). You can already check out the track ‘Black Rain Upon The Mountain Of Doom’ right here. More about KINGDOM at www.facebook.com/kingdomtempleofdeath

August 13, 2016

International Death Metallers NEUROGENIC are streaming the title track off their debut full length "Ouroboric Stagnation" at this location now. The album will be released on September 02, 2016 via Comatose Music. More about NEUROGENIC at www.facebook.com/neurogenicmetal

Finnish Black / Death Metallers ILLUSIONS DEAD have just released a new single entitled "Immortal Domain". You can stream it right here. The song was recorded, edited and mixed by Tatu Lankien and the mastering was done by Svante Forsbäck at Chartmakers. The cover art was supplied by Moonrot Art. The band’s debut full-length "Celestial Decadence" is still streaming in its entirety at this location. For all additional band information go to www.facebook.com/illusionsdeadofficial

August 12, 2016

Italian Death Metallers BLASPHEMER will release their second full length "Ritual Theophagy" via Comatose Music on October 14, 2016. It will feature the following tracks: ‘Suicide For Satan’, ‘You Are Nothing’, ‘Jesus Rapes’, ‘Worship In The Void’, ‘Antichristian Extremism’, ‘Annihilated Divinity’, ‘Obscuring The Holy Light’, ‘Crucifix Of Shit (Stench Of Prophet)’, ‘Fetishistic Idolatry Of The Cross’, ‘I Deny’ and ‘Ritual Theophagy’. A promo video for the track ‘Jesus Rapes’ can already be checked out at this location. More about BLASPHEMER at www.facebook.com/blasphemerbrutal

August 10, 2016

On September 01, 2016 Xtreem Music will release a 2 CD compilation from Spanish Death Metallers NECROPHILIAC. "Maze Of Forking Paths" is a complete remastered collection of the band’s demos, unreleased 7" EPs and live recordings from 1988 to 1992. It comes with a booklet full of photos, liner notes, demo covers, lyrics, flyers, etc. An advance song can already be checked out at this location. More about NECROPHILIAC at www.facebook.com/necrophiliacdeathmetal

On September 12, 2016 Blood Harvest Records will release the debut vinyl 7" EP from Mexico City’s blackened Death Metallers IN OBSCURITY REVEALED. It will be entitled "Grim Fumes Of Revelation" and features two songs, ‘Storms Conjured’ and ‘Varcolaci’. The latter is already streaming right here. More about IN OBSCURITY REVEALED at www.facebook.com/in-obscurity-revealed-899863460054768

Also on September 12, 2016 Blood Harvest Records will release "The Last Sacrifice", a new vinyl 7" EP from Peru’s Black / Death Metallers MORBOSATAN. Since the band’s origin in 2013 they already released two demos and a MCD and drummer Toñyn Destructor already played with HADEZ and ANAL VOMIT. All further band information you will find at www.facebook.com/morbosatan.peru

Blackened Death Metallers WARFATHER have just released ‘Judgement, The Hammer’, a track off their upcoming new album "The Grey Eminence" at this location now. On this track Steve Tucker’s former MORBID ANGEL bandmate Erik Rutan (who also produced the album) joins him on guest vocals. The album, that also features WARFATHER’s newest members Jake Koch (guitars) and Bryan Bever (drums), will be released on September 16, 2016 via Greyhaze Records. All additional info at www.facebook.com/pages/warfather/240931366011521

August 09, 2016

Swedish Doom / Crust / Death Metallers USURPRESS have just revealed a second song from their upcoming new full length "The Regal Tribe" at this location. The album was produced by Lawrence Mackrory (FKÜ, DARKANE) and the cover artwork was created by Marald van Haasteren (BOLT THROWER, HIGH ON FIRE, BARONESS, KYLESA). The complete tacklist reads like this: ‘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 recording. He was replaced by Mathias "Matte" Modin (FIRESPAWN, RAISED FIST, ex – DARK FUNERAL, ex – DEFLESHED). The album will be released on September 23, 2016 via Agonia Records as digipak CD, LP (also as a limited edition on green vinyl, 100 copies) and digitally. All further USURPRESS information at www.usurpress.com or www.facebook.com/usurpress

August 04, 2016

The new PUTRIFIED 7" EP "The Flesh. The Scythe. The Tomb." will be sent to the pressing plant in the next couple of days. It will be released around October / November via Unholy Prophecies. More PUTRIFIED at www.facebook.com/pages/putrified/139314062811752

"Metal Still Means Danger", the second full length from Catalonian Death Metallers INSULTERS, will again be released as a giant digipak CD (in the size of a 7" EP) and on vinyl, in co-operation between Unholy Prophecies and Equinox Discos. The whole material was recorded, mixed and mastered by Javi F. at Moontower Studios in March 2016 and the artwork was created by César Valladares. The full tracklist reads like this: ‘Age Of Terror’, ‘Highway Of Death’, ‘Icons & Symbols’, ‘Bang Your Fucking Skull’, ‘Forged In Hell’s Fire’, ‘Bastard Soldiers’, ‘Burn With The Witch’, ‘Here Falls The Hammer’ and ‘Metal Still Means Danger’. You can already check out the title track here. The exact release date will be revealed soon. For all further information go to www.facebook.com/pages/insulters/118124661718106

The track ‘Nihilumination’, from ARCHAIC THORN‘s "In Desolate Magnificence" 12" MLP, is streaming at this location now. More band info at www.archaicthorn.de

Rogga Johansson (PAGANIZER, RIBSPREADER, BONE GNAWER, DEMIURGE etc.) and Eric Cutler (AUTOPSY) have joined forces under the moniker HOUSE BY THE CEMETARY. The line-up is completed by Matte Fiebig (RIBSPREADER, BLODSRIT etc.) on session drums. The band name is based on 1981’s horror film "The House By The Cemetery" by Lucio Fulci and the band logo was designed by Bob Toderico (ASPHYX, SINISTER, MEFISTO, etc.). They are currently working on a debut album which will be released via Pulverised Records at a later date. "This record comes from our darkened souls of horror. May its blood drip from your turntable as it bludgeons your mind!", says Eric Cutler on the album. Rogga Johansson adds: "Expect nothing but the dirtiest ugliest Death Metal we could spew forth."

August 02, 2016

Raw Skull Recordz will re-release "…In Silence", the one and only full length from Swiss Death Metallers PARUSIE. The album was originally self-released by the band in 1995 and is long out of print. The re-release will be re-mastered by Ted Tringo. http://rawskullrecordz.bigcartel.com

After 14 years of existence the people running ANCIENT DARKNESS PRODUCTIONS could no longer combine their personal jobs to the growing label activitiy, so they decided to let it die out. Raw Skull Recordz will take over the excisting stock (and some of the releases which are involved). More info at www.facebook.com/rawskullrecordz-906844479382238

August 01, 2016

Hellthrasher Productions have just released a vinyl edition of "Arches Of Entropy", the debut full length of Finnish Death Metallers DESECRESY. It is available as a limited edition (300 copies) and comes in a pocket sleeve with a 4-page, full size lyric insert. The album was originally released on CD in November 2010 via Xtreem Music and is currently out of print. More about DESECRESY at www.facebook.com/pages/desecresy/244902242257521 or http://desecresy.bandcamp.com