» News Archive December 2017

December 31, 2017

The results for our BEST OF 2017 readers poll are here! You can check them out right here. Thanks to everyone who contributed and have a great 2018!

December 30, 2017

"Schalm & Schabauw", the second full length from Dutch Black Metallers GRAFJAMMER, will be released on February 10, 2018. The following tracks will appear on the album: ‘Het Rottende Schompes’, ‘Drijvende Doodskist’, ‘De Dode Molen Van Buiten Catharijne’, ‘Duistering’, ‘Gallemiezen’, ‘Haatgemaal’, ‘Hijs Het Lijk’, ‘Nagels Over Het Krijtbord Van De Ziel’, ‘Nedernekro’, ‘Uitgedraaide Pote Van Vertrouwen’ and ‘Moord & Doodslag & Jenever’ For all further info check out www.facebook.com/grafjammer

December 26, 2017

On January 15, 2018 Godz Ov War Productions will release "Monumental Bitterness", the debut of LABYRINTH ENTRANCE, which is the solo project of Hunger, better known from STILLBORN and HORROR OF NAATU. The entire material was recorded at 666studio with producer Michal Grabowski and the cover artwork has been created by Maciej Kamuda. You can already listen to the whole album and download a digital version here. More about LABYRINTH ENTRANCE at www.facebook.com/labyrinth.entrance

Swedish Death Metallers GRAVESTONE will release their debut full length "Sickening" at the end of January 2018 via Raw Skull Recordz. The drums were recorded at Bloodshed Studios by Jimmy Lundqvist (ENTRAILS), guitars, bass and vocals at Tombthrasher Studios by Penki Samuelsson (ENTRAILS / GRAVESTONE). The album was mixed and mastered by Penki Samuelsson and the artwork comes courtesy of Patrik Tegnander, Chainsaw Design (GRAVEBOMB). You can already check out the album track ‘In The Valley Of Coffins’ at this location. For all additional GRAVESTONE info go to www.facebook.com/gravestoneswe

December 25, 2017

"And God Created Satan To Blame For His Mistakes", the 1992 debut demo from Dutch Death Metallers ALTAR, will be re-released as a strictly limited cassette edition (50 blood red and 50 dark black copies) through Raw Skull Recordz at the third edition of the Pitfest end of April 2018. More about ALTAR at www.facebook.com/altar-200510973422231

On December 19, 2017 Russian label GS Productions released a self-titled 4 CD boxset of Brazil’s Death / Thrashers TORTURE SQUAD. It includes the first 4 albums of the group, each one with additional bonus tracks (51 tracks in total). CD 1: "Shivering" (1998) plus "A Soul In Hell" (Demo 1993), CD 2: "Asylum Of Shadows" (1999) plus "Return Of Evil" (EP 2016), CD 3: "The Unholy Spell" (2001) plus "Chaos Corporation" (EP 2006) and CD 4: "Pandemonium" (2003) plus "Possessed By Horror" (EP 2015, previously only available digitally). For all additional band information check out www.facebook.com/torturesquad, label contact: www.gsp-music.com

INQUISITION have just released a first video clip for the track ‘From Chaos They Came’ at this location. The song is taken from the band’s latest album "Bloodshed Across The Empyrean Altar Beyond The Celestial Zenith". In January 2018 INQUISITION will be touring Europe together with label mates SEPTICFLESH. For more information and updates visit www.facebook.com/inquisition.official

"Morbid Ways To Die", the third full length from German Death Metallers SUPREME CARNAGE, will be released in late May / early June 2018 through Redefining Darkness Records in co-operation with Raw Skull Recordz. More about SUPREME CARNAGE at www.facebook.com/supremecarnage

December 23, 2017

Spanish old school Death Metallers ATARAXY will release their second full length "When All Hope Fades" on CD, cassette and digitally via Dark Descent Records on February 16, 2018. The vinyl edition will be released through Me Saco Un Ojo Records. You can already stream the track ‘Matter Lost In Time’ at this location. More about ATARAXY at www.facebook.com/ataraxy-281047751876

"Anima Sola", the fourth full-length from Norwegian Black Metallers MINNERIKET, will be released on CD and digitally on January 02, 2018. The artwork was created by Anna Marine and the mastering was done by Steve Nagasaki at Nagasaki Sound. The album’s complete tracklist reads as follows: ‘Tro, Håp Og Kjærlighet’, ‘An All Too Human Heart’, ‘When Life Gets Sick The Dead Grow Strong’, ‘I Am The Serpent Son’, ‘Between Infinity And Melancholy’, ‘Det Lyset Jeg Ikke Kan Se’, ‘Sorger Er Tyngst I Solskinn’, ‘Alle Hjerter Banker Ei’, ‘Smerte, Skjønnhet Og Satan’ and ‘Time For Suicide’. Videos for ‘Tro, Håp Og Kjærlighet’ and ‘An All Too Human Heart’ can be checked out here and here. All further band information at www.facebook.com/minneriket

December 22, 2017

Norwegian Black Metallers NATAS have inked a deal with Dusktone for the release of their upcoming album "Pa Veg… Til Helvette" in mid 2018. For more NATAS information and updates check out www.facebook.com/officialnatas

"Catacombs", the third full-length of German old school Death Metallers ATOMWINTER, will be released via Trollzorn on February 09, 2018 on CD, gatefold LP and in digital formats. The following tracks will appear on it: ‘Intro’, ‘Catacombs’, ‘Dark Messiah’, ‘Sadistic Intent’, ‘Ancient Rites’, ‘Gathering Of The Undead’, ‘Carved In Stone’, ‘Necromancer’, ‘Morbid Lies’ and ‘Funeral Of Flesh’. The track ‘Necromancer’ is already available for streaming at this location. More about ATOMWINTER at www.facebook.com/atomwinter

December 21, 2017

Atlanta based old school Death Metallers MALFORMITY will release a new 7" EP entitled "The Rapturous Unraveling" through Boris Records on January 13, 2018. For all additional MALFORMITY information check out www.facebook.com/malformity

December 19, 2017

German Black Metallers EVIL WARRIORS have just released the title track from their upcoming album "Fall From Reality" at this location. Another song of the album (‘Reincarnation’) is still streaming here. "Fall From Reality" will be released on January 19, 2018 via War Anthem Records on CD and LP. A tape edition will follow through Into Endless Chaos Records later next year. Its complete tracklist reads like this: ‘Fall From Reality’, ‘Excess’, ‘Pillow Of Cold Water’, ‘Reincarnation’, ‘Idleness And Doom’, ‘Mania And Passion’, ‘Worthless Wretch’ and ‘All The Stars’. More about EVIL WARRIORS at www.facebook.com/evil.warriors.excess

Wichita, Kansas based Doom / Death trio BESTIALORD (featuring current and ex – members of MANILLA ROAD and SANCTUS INFERNUM) have released a new track from their upcoming debut full length "Law Of The Burning" over here. The album will be co-released at the beginning of 2018 via Symbol Of Domination (a sub-label of Satanath Records, Russia) with Cimmerian Shade Recordings (USA). For all additional information check out www.facebook.com/bestialord-1353079071382901

December 18, 2017

"Dismember", the debut EP from Dutch Death Metallers DEATHMARCH, is streaming in its entirety at this location now. The EP has just been released via Black Lion Records. For all additional band information check out www.facebook.com/deathmarchdeathmetal

December 16, 2017

Mexican Death Metallers DENIAL will release a compilation CD, entitled "Obsequies Of The Immemorial", on Februrary 16, 2018 via Chaos Records. It will include the "Immense Carnage Vortex" EP from 2007, the "11°22?.?4’N 142°35?.?5’E" 7" EP from 2015 plus two unreleased tracks, a CENTOTAPH cover and 2 live tracks. The cover art was created by Misanthropic Art. More about DENIAL at www.facebook.com/darkened.denial

December 15, 2017

Spanish Black Metallers BALMOG have been signed by War Anthem Records. The band’s third full-length "Vacuum" will be released on March 16, 2018 on CD, the vinyl edition is announced through Black Seed Productions. The album was recorded at Moontower Studios by Javi Félez and mastered at Necromorbus Studio, Sweden. It features the following tracks: ‘Qui Immolatus Iam Non Moritur…’, ‘Eating The Descendant’, ‘Hodegetria’, ‘Vigil Of The Blinds’, ‘Inde Deus Abest’, ‘Come To The Pulpit’, ‘Gignesthai’ and ‘…Sed Semper Vivit Occisus’. The track ‘Hodegetria’ is already streaming at this location. More about BALMOG at www.facebook.com/balmog-365630056846060

"Kingdom Of Nothingness", the new album from Turkish Black Metal duo ZIFIR, has just been released via Duplicate Records. The tracklist reads like this: ‘Befog’, ‘The Relief In Disbelief’, ‘Mina’, ‘769’, ‘Diabolis Praescriptum’, ‘Common Insanity’, ‘A State Of Chaos’, ‘As Weak As Your God’, ‘Abet’, ‘Echoes From Nowhere’, ‘The Ascension’, ‘A Crowded Nothingness’ and ‘Evoke’ (CD bonus track). ZIFIR have existed for more than a decade and previously released two full-lengths and one split album with CULT OF ERINYES. All additional band information at www.facebook.com/zifirband

December 14, 2017

Swedish blackened Thrashers CRUCIFYRE will release their third full-length “Post Vulcanic Black” on February 09, 2018 via Pulverised Records. The album cover was designed by Thrashing Rage, with additional Serpentagram artwork by Obssessed By Cruelty. The following tracks will appear on the album: ‘Post Vulcanic Black’, ‘Thrashing With Violence’, ‘Mother’s Superior Eyes’, ‘War Chylde’, ‘Hyper Moralist (Deemed Antichrist)’, ‘200 Divisions’, ‘Död Människa?’, ‘Murder And Sex And Self-Destruction’, ‘Copenhagen In The Seventies’ and ‘Serpentagram’. A lyric video for the title track, done by Romanian illustrator Costin Chioreanu (GRAVE, AT THE GATES, GRAVE MIASMA), is already available at this location. The new CRUCIFYRE line-up consists of Karl Buhre (vocals), Patrick Nilsson (lead guitar), Alex Linder (lead guitar), Christian Canales (bass) and Yasin Hillborg (drums). All additional band information at www.facebook.com/crucifyre-164973910205853

Swedish Black Metallers GRAFVITNIR have just released another track from their forthcoming fifth album "Keys To The Mysteries Beyond". You can check out ‘Eye Of Lucifer’ at this location now. The album will be released tomorrow via Carnal Records. Promo videos for ‘Nidhögg’ and ‘Vargavinter’ are additionally available here and here, respectively. More about GRAFVITNIR at www.facebook.com/grafvitnir.official

December 13, 2017

On May 18, 2018 Dissonance Productions in co-operation with Back On Black Records will release the two albums "Blood Sports" (1984) and "Killer Elite" (1985) from NWOBHM act AVENGER on CD and LP format. Both have been newly mastered by Bart Gabriel and will include previously unreleased bonus tracks and unseen photos from band’s archives. More about AVENGER at www.avenger-uk.com or www.facebook.com/avengerukofficial

December 12, 2017

Vancouver based Thrashers REVENGER will release a new five-song EP entitled "The New Mythology Vol. 1" on February 17, 2018. One of the tracks (‘We Want Blood’) is already streaming at this location. The full tracklist reads like this: ‘Hex’, ‘Anti Life’, ‘We Want Blood’, ‘The Man Who Shot God’ and ‘The Watcher’. For more REVENGER information check out www.facebook.com/revengermusic

December 08, 2017

Finnish Black Metallers PERDITION WINDS are streaming their new full-length "Transcendent Emptiness" in its entirety at this location now. The album will be released on December 08, 2017 via Hellthrasher Productions. It was mixed and mastered by Henri Sorvali (MOONSORROW) and features the following tracks: ‘Of Smoke And Mirrors’, ‘Malicious Seed’, ‘Saints Of The Deathfields’, ‘Saturnial Void’, ‘Venus Rising’, ‘Asphyxiation’, ‘Impious Frontier’ and ‘Outro’. More PERDITION WINDS info at www.facebook.com/perditionwinds

Swedish Black Metallers GRAFVITNIR have just released a song from their upcoming fifth album "Keys To The Mysteries Beyond". You can check out ‘Vargavinter’ right here. The album will be out on December 15, 2017 via Carnal Records. It was produced and mixed by Niantiel and mastered by Magnus Devo Andersson at Endarker Studio, Sweden. The cover artwork was created by Daniele Valeriani. The complete tracklist reads like this: ‘Nidhögg’, ‘Key To The Mysteries Beyond’, ‘Vargavinter’, ‘Crossing The Abyss’, ‘Eternity’s Glistening Black’, ‘Journey Into Storms’, ‘Unleash The Storm Of Nothingness’, ‘Eye Of Lucifer’, ‘Whispers Of The Primordial Sea’ and ‘Glimpses Of The Unseeable’. A promo video for the opening track ‘Nidhögg’ is available here. For all additional band information check out www.facebook.com/grafvitnir.official

December 06, 2017

Indiana based Death / Grinders HANDSOME PRICK will release their second album "Anonymityville" on December 22, 2015 via Horror Pain Gore Death Productions on CD and digital formats. The band features members of DECRYPT, MOISTENED DISCIPLES, PINK MACHINES, P.O.O.R. and DIRTY DEAD. More about HANDSOME PRICK at www.facebook.com/hpgrind

December 05, 2017

Australian Death Metallers ESKHATON have just released the title track from their forthcoming third full length "Omegalitheos" at this location. The album will be released in early 2018 via Lavadome Productions. More about ESKHATON at www.facebook.com/eskhaton-140670182642032

On January 18, 2018 Horror Pain Gore Death Productions will digitally release "Sermon To The Snake", the debut EP from Indianapolis based Death Metallers OBSCENE. It was originally self-released by the band in October 2017 as a limited cassette edition. For all additional OBSCENE information check out www.facebook.com/obscenedm

December 03, 2017

On December 08, 2017 Unspeakable Axe Records will release "The Line Between", the debut EP from Chilean Death Metallers BLOOD OATH. It was originally released on cassette earlier this year and has been remixed and newly mastered for the CD version. A first track (‘Putrid Mind’) is already streaming right here. For all further BLOOD OATH info check out www.facebook.com/blood-oath-665694673559630

Hellthrasher Productions in co-operation with Naturmacht Productions have just released a black vinyl edition (350 copies) of "Kelle Surut Soi", the latest full-length from Finnish Black Metallers HAVUKRUUNU. It was originally released in April this year on CD and digitally. The entire album is available for streaming at this location. More about HAVUKRUUNU at www.facebook.com/pages/havukruunu/433041490061411

December 01, 2017

The new NECROPHOBIC album “Mark Of The Necrogram” will be released on February 23, 2018 through Century Media Records. The cover artwork was created by Kristian “Necrolord” Wåhlin, with whom the band hasn’t been working since the release of their second album “Darkside”. More information and regular updates at www.facebook.com/necrophobic.official

Lycanthropic Chants have just released a limited edition (300 copies) vinyl split 7" EP with Italy’s RESTOS HUMANOS and Sweden’s PAGANIZER. It contains exclusive tracks from both bands and comes with a digital download code. A promo teaser for this release can be found at this location. For all further information and ordering details check out www.lycanthropic-chants.de