» News Archive October 2017

October 28, 2017

California based Black / Death Metallers VALDUR will release their new full-length "Divine Cessation" on December 01, 2017 via Bloody Mountain Records. The album’s title track is already streaming at this location. "Divine Cessation" was recorded at the Bloody Mountain Bunker by VALDUR, mixed by Matthew (SXUPERION) and mastered by Dan at Morbid Mastering. The cover art comes courtesy of Farron Loathing and the full tracklist reads like this: ‘Breath Of The Beast’, ‘Divine Cessation’, ‘The Tail’, ‘Seething Disgust’, ‘Doomed’, ‘Plague Born Of A Dying Star’ and ‘Potent Black Orb’. For more VALDUR information check out www.facebook.com/valdur-54163319709

October 27, 2017

Norwegian Black Metallers DEATHCULT have just released a song from their upcoming second album "Cult Of The Goat". You can check out ‘Ascension Rite’ at this location. The album will be released on December 15, 2017 via Soulseller Records. It was recorded at Grieghallen Studios and engineered by Eirik "Pytten" Hundvin. More about DEATHCULT at www.facebook.com/deathcult-1871964126457651

US Death Metallers AUTOPSY will release a new 7 track EP entitled "Punctering The Grotesque" on December 15, 2017. It was recorded at Earhammer Studios in Oakland, California and engineered / co-produced by Greg Wilkinson. The artwork comes courtesy of Dennis Dread (DARKTHRONE / ABSCESS). The titletrack is already streaming right here. The complete tracklist reads like this: ‘Depths Of Dehumanization’, ‘Puncturing The Grotesque’, ‘The Sick Get Sicker’, ‘Gas Mask Lust’, ‘Corpses At War’, ‘Gorecrow’ and ‘Fuck You!!!’. The closing track, ‘Fuck You!!!’, originally appeared on a 1986 demo, recorded by West Oakland act BLOODBATH (which once featured AUTOPSY guitarist Danny Coralles). More AUTOPSY info at www.facebook.com/autopsy-official-162194133792668

October 26, 2017

Costa Rica based Death Metallers CORPSE GARDEN are streaming the titletrack of their upcoming album "IAO 269" via Soundcloud now. Another track (‘Selenomantic Ecstasies’) is still available here. The album will be released on CD, LP and digitally via Godz Ov War Productions on November 24, 2017. The full "IAO 269" tracklist reads as follows: ‘Aeon Of Horus’, ‘Death Hex’, ‘Ain Soph Hur’, ‘Selenomatic Ecstacies’, ‘La Muerte: Principo Y Redención’, ‘IAO 269’, ‘The Elevenfold Vibration’, ‘Expanding The Vision Call’ and ‘Loathing’. CORPSE GARDEN online: www.facebook.com/corpsegardencr

Finnish Doom / Deathers HOODED MENACE have just premiered a first song from their forthcoming new album "Ossuarium Silhouettes Unhallowed". You can check out ‘Charnel Reflections’ at this location. The album will be released on January 26, 2018 via Season Of Mist. The artwork was created by Adam Burke (SÓLSTAFIR, PORTRAIT) and its complete tracklist reads as follows: ‘Sempiternal Grotesqueries’, ‘In Eerie Deliverance’, ‘Cathedral Of Labyrinthine Darkness’, ‘Cascade Of Ashes’, ‘Charnel Reflections’ and ‘Black Moss’. More about HOODED MENACE at www.facebook.com/hoodedmenace

Bangladesh based Thrashers H2SO4 will release their debut EP "British Bangla Testament" on October 28, 2017 via God’s Eye Production. The EP features the following tracks: ‘British Bangla Testament’, ‘The Partition’, ‘The Bengal Holocaust’ and ‘Illuminator’. A video for ‘The Bengal Holocaust’ can be watched at this location. All further band information you will find at www.facebook.com/h2so4.bd

Finnish Death Grinders CADAVERIC INCUBATOR have released their debut album "Sermons Of The Devouring Dead" via Hells Headbangers earlier this month. It was recorded in early 2016 and is available on LP (black and green vinyl with heavy black splatter), CD (with a 6-panel booklet), limited cassette (200 copies) and digitally. More CADAVERIC INCUBATOR information at www.facebook.com/cadaveric-incubator-1537299173162374

October 24, 2017

Xtreem Music have once again re-released "Children Of The Scorn", the one and only full length album from Finnish Death Metallers FUNEBRE, together with the "Cranial Torment" demo from 1989 and the three tracks from "Demo ’90". It features new cover artwork from Turkka Rantanen, an exclusive interview, photos plus the original cover art and the demo – and EP – covers. A full album stream is availble right here. More about FUNEBRE at www.facebook.com/funebre.finland

Polish Death Metallers ANIMA DAMNATA are streaming their third full-length "Nefarious Seed Grows To Bring Forth Supremacy Of The Beast" at this location now. The release is scheduled for November 01, 2017 via Godz Ov War Productions in co-operation with Malignant Voices. For all additional band information check out www.facebook.com/animadamnataofficial

October 21, 2017

Morbid Skull Records have re-released the 2015 debut full length “Return Of Evil Chaos” from Swedish old school Speed / Heavy / Death Metallers TOTAL INFERNO on 12” vinyl for the very first time. 200 copies are available on black vinyl and 100 copies on transparent red vinyl with black swirl. The album was originally released via Pure Metal Records on CD and later on tape through Jawbreaker Records. The tracklist reads like this: ‘Intro’, ‘Super Antichrist’, ‘Raptor’, ‘Soulless Storm’, ‘Evil Black Fire’, ‘Bloodshed’, ‘Speed Metal Death’, ‘Unpleasent Catacombs’, ‘Speech’ and ‘Return Of Evil Chaos’. More about TOTAL INFERNO at www.totalinferno.se or www.facebook.com/totalinferno

October 19, 2017

Finnish Black Metallers BAPTISM will play a couple of shows in Europe in December. They will also appear at the Messe Des Morts VII Festival in Montreal, Canada on November 24, 2017 and the Maryland Deathfest in the US next May. In an official statement the band commented: "We are excited to hit the road again at the end of this year with "The Devil Fire" tour. We will return to many places where we have not been in many years. We are also very glad to come to Canada again to an amazing festival with a great line-up. This is your opportunity to see us in great shape, in a proper dark place in front of an excellent crowd and perfect atmosphere. Don’t miss our show as we are not touring often, which makes all our live shows a quite unique experience. See you on the road!" More BAPTISM info at www.facebook.com/baptismofficial

The NOCTURNAL GRAVES 2007 debut album "Satan’s Cross" will be re-released with 5 demo bonus tracks (‘Nocturnal Maniac’, ‘Whore Of Sodom’, ‘Skullthrone’, ‘Rotten Cremation’ and ‘When The Demons Feast’) on December 08, 2017. Paolo Girardi (INQUISITION, MANILLA ROAD, HIEROPHANT) has created a new version of the original cover art. NOCTURNAL GRAVES are currently working on their forthcoming third full-length, which will be released in 2018 via Season of Mist. More about NOCTURNAL GRAVES at www.facebook.com/nocturnalgraves

Spanish Doom / Death Metallers ONIROPHAGUS are ready to enter Moontower Studios to record their sophomore album "Endarkenment (Illumination Through Putrefaction)". The following tracks will appear on it: ‘Book Of The Half Men’, ‘Dark River’, ‘Dystanasia’ and ‘Endarkenment Part I: Putrefaction, Part II: Nibbida, Part III: Illumination’. The cover artwork for will be created by Ars Moriendee (NEUROSIS, HARAKIRI FOR THE SKY, CONVERGE). The band has suffered some line-up changes during the last years and have incorporated a third guitarist. The current line-up features Shogoth (guitar, ERED / ESTERTOR), Paingrinder (vocals, ESTERTOR, ex – DECAPITATED CHRIST), Moregod (guitar, ex – SANCHO DE ÁVILA), Grindmad (bass, ex – MASSIVE WAR), Uretra (drums, ex – ENTROPIA) and Desecrator (guitar, DECAPITATED CHRIST / NECRORACLE). "Endarkenment (Illumination Through Putrefaction)" will be released in Spring 2018 via Xtreem Music. For all additional ONIROPHAGUS information check out www.facebook.com/onirophagus

‘The Waters Of Man’, a brand new song from Finnish Death Metal trio DESOLATE SHRINE, is already streaming at this location now. The track will appear on the band’s fourth album "Deliverance From The Godless Void", which will be released on November 10, 2017 via Dark Descent Records. You can additionally stream the album’s opening track ‘The Primordial One’ here. "Deliverance From The Godless Void" was recorded during 2016 and three of the seven songs are over eight minutes long. The artwork was created by L.L. and Dan Lowndes mastered "Deliverance From The Godless Void" at Resonance Sound Studio. More DESOLATE SHRINE info at www.facebook.com/desolateshrine

October 18, 2017

French old school blackened Death Metallers NECROWRETCH had to cancel their mini tour with INTERMENT, which was supposed to start at Cafe Elpee in Deinze, Belgium tonight for reasons of organisation. The tour with IMPIETY is not affected by this cancellation. It starts as planned on December 01, 2017 at the Traffic Music Club in Rome with six more shows in their homeland to follow. More NECROWRETCH info at www.facebook.com/necrowretch

"Nefarious Seed Grows To Bring Forth Supremacy Of The Beast", the third full length from Polish blackened Death Metallers ANIMA DAMNATA, will be out on November 01, 2017 via Godz Ov War Productions / Malignant Voices on CD, 12" LP and digital download. It was produced by M. (MGLA) and the coverart and additional illustrations were created by Mar.A Artworks. The following tracks will appear on it: ‘The Promethean Blood’, ‘Praise The Fall Of God’, ‘Uprising Lucifer’, ‘Through Abomination ‘Till Ecstasy’, ‘I Hail His Name’, ‘Your Life Is Cursed’, ‘Numinous Ascension Into A Black Hole’, ‘His Light Shines Upon Me’, ‘Blend Into Satan’ and ‘Void Of The Abyss’. Two of the tracks (‘Uprising Lucifer’ and ‘Through Abomination Till Ecstasy’) are available for streaming at the band’s Bandcamp site. The album is going to have its exlusive premiere during the Polish leg of the "Abhorrent Desecration Tour 2017" on which ANIMA DAMNATA will be supporting BLACK WITCHERY, POSSESSION and NYOGTHAEBLISZ. For more info check out www.animadamnata.com

October 17, 2017

Mexican Death Metallers MORBID MESSIAH have signed a deal with Memento Mori. Their debut "In The Name Of True Death Metal" (which was self-released in October 2016 on CD) had been re-released as a limited tape edition (100 copies) in April 2017 via Polish Godz Ov War Productions and is sold out already. Memento Mori will release the CD version of the band’s debut full-length in late 2018 / early 2019. More about MORBID MESSIAH at www.facebook.com/morbidmessiahofficial

Memento Mori will furthermore release debut full length albums from two Greek Death Metallers PILE OF EXCREMENTS and WAR POSSESSION at the end of October. Both albums are currently streaming in their entirety for the next 2 weeks. You can check out PILE OF EXCREMENTS’ "Escatology" over here and WAR POSSESSION’s "Doomed To Chaos" here. For pre-order details go to www.memento-mori.es. More about both bands at www.facebook.com/pileofexcrements and www.facebook.com/war-possession-416122555097944

The forthcoming self-titled split release from Japanese Grinders RETORTION TERROR and Minnesota’s Death / Grinders INVIDIOSUS is now streaming in its entirety at this location. It will be released via Horror Pain Gore Death Productions on October 20, 2017. More information at www.horrorpaingoredeath.com or www.facebook.com/groups/horrorpaingoredeath

Spanish Death Metallers BIZARRE have recruited vocalist Mark Berserk (APOSENTO) and bassist Kasky Svart (THE LAST OBLATION) to their line-up. The band is currently writing songs for their debut album which will be released sometime in 2018. Until then you can still check out the tracks ‘Damp Earth’ and ‘Fleshless’ (both from their debut EP "Inner Necropolis", which was released in March 2016 through Xtreem Music) here and here. More about BIZARRE at www.facebook.com/bizarremetal

October 13, 2017

Chaos Records have signed Mexican Death / Doom Metallers REX DEFUNCTIS. The band features Carlos Cavazos (guitar, ARGENTUM), Rene Quiroz (bass, CONGENITAL HATE), Ruben Beltran (drums, AVATAR / OSCULUM) and Khabee (vocals, ARGENTUM). Their debut full length was already recorded and mixed at Studio Apex with Alex Guzman and will be released in early 2018. More about REX DEFUNCTIS at www.facebook.com/vortex80

"Execution Of Violence", the new album from Denver, Colorado based Death Metallers BLOODSTRIKE, is streaming in its entirety at this location now. It will be released through Redefining Darkness Records today. A limited cassette edition (100 copies) of the album will be released through Raw Skull Recordz. For more band information check out www.bloodstrikemetal.com or www.facebook.com/bloodstrikemetal

Funeral Doom Metallers APHONIC THRENODY have just released their new full length "Of Loss And Grief" through Terror from Hell Records. The album features guest appearances from musicians involved in ALUNAH, MOURNFUL CONGREGATION, FUNERALIUM, WORSHIP and MY SHAMEFUL. It is available on CD and digitally from https://terrorfromhellrecords.bandcamp.com. More about THRENODY at www.facebook.com/aphonicthrenody

Colorado Death Metallers SKINNED have just released an official video for ‘We Are The End’ right here. The video was filmed / edited by Obscenery Films. It is the first single from the band’s upcoming new album "Shadow Syndicate", which was recorded by Dave Otero at Flatline Audio (CATTLE DECAPITATION, CEPHALIC CARNAGE). The following tracks will appear on it: ‘Wings Of Virulence’, ‘As Their Bodies Fall’, ‘Mental Deconstruction’, ‘We Are The End’, ‘Black Rain’, ‘Shadow Syndicate’, ‘Hallowed Earth’, ‘Led To The Trains’, ‘Angel’s Haarp’ and ‘In The Mist Of Dawn’. For all additional SKINNED information go to www.skinnedband.com or www.facebook.com/skinnedofficial

October 12, 2017

On November 02, 2017 Krucyator Productions will re-release "From Forgotten Worlds", the debut full-length from Vancouver, British Columbia based blackened Death Metallers AUROCH, as a limited cassette edition (100 copies). "From Forgotten Worlds" was previously released on CD via Hellthrasher Productions (2012) and later on vinyl via 20Buckspin (2016). More about AUROCH at www.facebook.com/aurochmetal

October 11, 2017

After three years in the making author Andreas Hertkorn has finally finished his book / encyclopedia about Death / Black / Grind / Doom vinyl / picture 7"es. On 300+ full-colored full-size pages SEVEN METAL INCHES features images of vinyl, artworks, flyers, etc. and 70 interviews with bands, labels and artists such as VENOM, BEHERIT, DISMEMBER, MANIAC BUTCHER, NAPALM DEATH, ASPHYX, BRUTAL TRUTH, DESASTER, ENTHRONED, IMPETIGO, DIMMU BORGIR, LORD BELIAL, INCANTATION, WATAIN, MAYHEM, NUNSLAUGHTER, ROTTING CHRIST, HELLS HEADBANGERS, SABBAT, ZEMIAL, SADISTIC INTENT, VULCANO, DROWNING THE LIGHT, CENTURY MEDIA, etc. Very limited bundles will include an official DESASTER "Souls Of Infernity" longsleeve / short sleeve. The release of the book (softcover, 120g paper, artwork by Karl Dahmer) is planned for early November 2017 and you can already pre-order a copy here: http://sevenmetalinchesrecords.bigcartel.com. For all additional info and updates check out www.facebook.com/sevenmetalinches

Brazil based Death Metallers NECROBIOTIC will be touring Europe for the very first time in April / May 2018 for 3 weeks. The tour is planned to run from Portual / Spain to Germany and the band is currently looking for promoters that can organize shows for them. Anyone who can help them out should contact them at www.facebook.com/necrobiotic for all further information.

October 10, 2017

Morbid Skull Records have just re-released "Sin Misericordia", the latest EP from Chile based Thrashers DEKAPITED, on CD (500 copies, 50 die hard copies) and cassette (200 copies). It was originally released on CD by the Chilean label Suicide Records in early June. The tracklist reads like this: ‘Intro’, ‘Aniquilacion Total’, ‘Mundo Decadente’, ‘Sin Misericordia’, ‘Condenado A Morir’ and ‘Outrootal’. More about DEKAPITED at www.facebook.com/dekapitedthrash

Italian Thrashers CRUENTATOR have just released a first track from their upcoming debut full length "Ain’ War Hell?" at this location. The album was recorded at Toxic Basement Studios in early 2017 and the cover art was created by Five Miligrams (MORBID SAINT, MASSACRE). The full tracklist reads as follows: ‘Evil Is Prowling Around’, ‘Tyrants Of The Wasteland’, ‘Barbaric Assault’, ‘Merciless Extermination’, ‘The Nightstalker’, ‘Marching Into A Minefield’, ‘The Shining Hate’ and ‘Cluster Terror’. "Ain’ War Hell?" will be released on January 10, 2018 via Xtreem Music. More more information check out www.facebook.com/cruentator

October 08, 2017

Lisbon, Portugal based Death Metallers UNDERSAVE are looking for a label to release their second full length album "Sadistic Iterations… Tales Of Mental Rearrangement". It is already recorded and mastered and two of the songs can be checked out here and here.  The full tracklist reads like this: ‘Grant Courage To This Man Who Is About To Die’, ‘Press With Both Hands Hold Your Breath And Collapse’, ‘Peacefully Floating In Prosperous Abyss’, ‘He Promised You He’d Be Brief…’, ‘Hereditary Condemnation Through Immunity’ and ‘Dead Up High, Persist And Be Smashed’. "Sadistic Iterations… Tales Of Mental Rearrangement" was recorded by Paulo Vieira (THE FIRSTBORN, MIDNIGHT PRIEST, PUSSYVIBES, NAMEK, FILII NIGRANTIUM INFERNALIUM, IRONSWORD) and the artwork and layout was created by Stephen Wilson. More about UNDERSAVE at www.facebook.com/undersave

October 06, 2017

MORBID ANGEL will release their new album "Kingdoms Disdained" on December 01, 2017 via Silver Lining Music. It will feature the following tracks: ‘Piles Of Little Arms’, ‘D.E.A.D.’, ‘Garden Of Disain’, ‘The Righterous Voice’, ‘Architect And Iconoclast’, ‘Paradigms Warped’, ‘The Pillars Crumbling’, ‘For No Master’, ‘Declaring New Law (Secret Hell)’, ‘From The Hand Of Kings’ and ‘The Fall Of Idols’. ‘Piles Of Little Arms’ can already be checked out at this location. "Kingdoms Disdained" is MORBID ANGEL’s first studio release since the rather controversial "Illud Divinum Insanus" from 2011 and the direct follow-up to the limited vinyl only "Juvenilia" live album that was released exclusively for the Record Store Day in 2015. The current line-up of the band features Trey Azagthoth and Dan Vadim Von on guitars, Steve Tucker on bass / vocals and Scott Fuller on drums. For more MORBID ANGEL info and updates at www.morbidangel.com or www.facebook.com/officialmorbidangelpage

Raw Skull Recordz will release the three SOULBURN album "Feeding On Angels" (1989), "The Suffocating Darkness" (2014) and "Earthless Pagan Spirit" (2016) as limited cassette editions (250 copies each) in early 2018. For more info and pre-order details check out www.rawskullrecordz.org

On November 02, 2017 Krucyator Productions will release AUROCH‘s "From Forgotten World" and PAROXSIHZEM‘s self-titled album as cassettes. Both releases will be limited to 100 copies. You can check out full album streams here (AUROCH) and here (PAROXSIHZEM). More band information at www.facebook.com/pg/aurochmetal and www.facebook.com/paroxsihzem

Babylon Doom Cult Records (in co-operation with Dark Descent Records) will re-release "Nothing But The Whole" from Belgium’s EMPTINESS as a limited vinyl edition on October 20, 2017. 200 copies on clear vinyl will be exclusively available through Babylon Doom Cult Records, while Dark Descent Records will carry the regular black vinyl. You can check out the album here. More about EMPTINESS at www.facebook.com/emptiness.be

October 05, 2017

Ghent, Belgium based Black / Post Metallers WITCH TRAIL will release a new EP entitled "Thole" on October 27, 2017 via Babylon Doom Cult Records (the vinyl edition will follow early next year). An advance track can already be checked out here. The full tracklist reads like this: ‘Fever Pulse’, ‘New Worlds For Old’, ‘Splendour’, ‘Unnatural Caresses’, ‘Thin’ and ‘Transe’. The EP was recorded in September 2016 and features artwork courtesy of François Van Damme. For more WITCH TRAIL info check out www.facebook.com/witchtrail

Spanish Thrashers HOLYCIDE have just released a comic lyric video of the song ‘Motörhead’ at this location. The track is taken from their album "Annihilate… Then Ask!", which was released in early 2017 via Xtreem Music. More about HOLYCIDE at www.facebook.com/holycide

October 04, 2017

German Black / Death Metallers THE SPIRIT have just released another song from their upcoming debut album “Sounds From The Vortex“. You can check out ‘The Great Mortality’ at this location. The other song (‘The Clouds Of Damnation’) can still be checked out here. The album was recorded, mixed and mastered at Iguana Studios and features an artwork from WÆIK. It will be released on October 13, 2017. More about THE SPIRIT at www.facebook.com/thespiritband

October 03, 2017

Reunited Hungarian Black Metallers TORMENTOR will play their first show at the Beyond The Gates festival in Bergen, Norway next year (August 23 – 25, 2018). The band was formed in Budapest back in 1986 and features Attila Csihar on vocals (who joined MAYHEM for the recordings of "De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas"). TORMENTOR’s 1987 demo "Seventh Day Of Doom" and 1989 debut album "Anno Domini", that are both considered alltime classics these days, will officially be re-released on black vinyl and eventually on picture disc in late Autumn / Winter 2017. For all further information and regular updates check out www.facebook.com/tormentor-official-256414164442589

Spanish Thrashers NO AMNESTY will release their debut full length "Psychopathology" on November 14, 2017 through Xtreem Music. It was recorded in early 2017 at Ax Studios. The tracklist reads like this: ‘NOTLD’, ‘Among The Blind’, ‘Evil Priest’, ‘The Prophecy’, ‘Fight Below The Fire’, ‘Snake Eyes’, ‘Eternal Night’, ‘Toxic World’ and ‘Time To Bleed’. You can already listen to the album closer ‘Time To Bleed’ right here. More about NO AMNESTY at www.facebook.com/noamnestyband

Bangladesh based Death Metallers NEKROHOWL have just released their debut EP "Epitome Of Morbid". It is available for streaming (along with an interview) at this location. All tracks were recorded, mixed and mastered at Music Theater and the cover art was created by Grasen Artstyle. For all additional NEKROHOWL information check out www.facebook.com/pg/nekrohowl

October 02, 2017

DESTRÖYER 666 will kick off their European tour together with BELPHEGOR and ENTHRONED tomorrow (October 03, 2017) at the Club From Hell in Erfurt, Germany. The tour endss at the Szene in Vienna, Austria on October 21, 2017. DESTRÖYER 666 will also appear at the Eindhoven Metal Meeting and De Mortem Et Diabolum on December 15 and 16, 2017. More DESTRÖYER 666 information at www.facebook.com/destroyer666page

Swedish Death Metallers DEMONICAL will start recording their fifth full-length album next month. It will be released via Agonia Records in early 2018. Here’s an official statement from the band: "We’re off on the path towards the untrodden might once again. On the 8th of November, we will start to nail down our fifth full-length album, the first one to feature our new vocalist Alexander Högbom and the first recording in years featuring a permanent 5-piece line-up. The sessions will take place at various locations around Sweden and the recording will be mixed and mastered by the award winning producer Karl Daniel Lidén, known from his work with acts such as TERRA TENEBROSA, KATATONIA and CULT OF LUNA. The album will continue the traditional DEMONICAL path with fierce HM-2 driven Swedish Death Metal, however, it will also feature some new elements and streaks we haven’t explored before as well as bringing forth traces from the past. Expect a spring 2018 release through Agonia Records followed by worldwide touring." For all further information and regular updates follow the band at www.demonical.net or www.facebook.com/demonicalofficial