» News Archive May 2017

May 31, 2017

Finnish Death Metallers DESECRESY will release their fifth full length "The Mortal Horizon" on August 14, 2017 via Xtreem Music. An advance song can already be checked out here. The album’s complete tracklist reads like this: ‘Amidst’, ‘Horizon Blazing’, ‘Percussive Necromancy’, ‘Excavation’, ‘Concealed Depths’, ‘Atrophoid’, ‘Telekinetic Ignition’, ‘Perpetual Waves’ and ‘Approaching Infinity’. More about DESECRESY at www.facebook.com/desecresy-244902242257521

May 30, 2017

German primitve Death Metallers RADEMASSAKER are back from the dead. Founding member Jan (vocals and distortion) has been joined by Balor (BLIZZARD, ex – MORRIGAN, ex – MAYHEMIC TRUTH), who replaces original drummer Markus "Marv" Maurer. According to the band’s Facebook site there’s also plans to play some selected shows and to possibly record something new. For all further info and updates follow RADEMASSAKER at www.facebook.com/rademassaker

Spanish Death Metallers NECROPHILIAC have just released an official live video, which was recorded at the Palacio Metal Fest in Los Papacios (Sevilla) on March 11, 2017. You can check out the two songs ‘A Fragment From Chaopula’ and ‘Astral Corpse’ at this location. More NECROPHILIAC info you will find at www.facebook.com/necrophiliacdeathmetal

May 29, 2017

Finnish Death Metallers FESTERDAY have been signed by Season Of Mist for the release of their debut album later this year. The band was formed in Pietarsaari, Finland in 1989 and released three demos in the following years, simply entitled ‘Demo I’ (1991), ‘Demo II’ (1992) and ‘Demo III’ (1992). Remastered versions of those demos have been released on the 2015 compilation "…The Four Stages Of Decomposition…". More about FESTERDAY at www.facebook.com/festerday

May 26, 2017

Spanish Death Metallers AVULSED have released their entire live video "Night Of The Living Deathgenerations" online at this location now. It was originally part of the band’s limited 25th anniversary 2CD / DVD live album "Night of the Living Deathgenerations" in a limited edition of 1.000 copies. More about AVULSED at www.facebook.com/1991avulsed

New England based Death Metallers SCALPEL will self-release their new album "Methods To Delusion on July 25, 2017. A promo video for the song ‘Labors Of Loathing’ is already available right here. The album was engineered by Colin Marston (GORGUTS) at Thousand Caves Studios and its tracklist reads like this: ‘The Cleaner’, ‘Labors Of Loathing’, ‘The Stink’, ‘Feeding The Worm’, ‘Interdelude’, ‘Methods To Delusion’, ‘The Woodsman (Part II)’, ‘Brooding In The Gloom’, ‘Lung Butter’ and ‘Intensified Festering’. For all additional SCALPEL information check out www.facebook.com/scalpelofficial

"Idolatry", the new album from Slovakia based brutal Death Metallers PERVERSITY, is available for streaming at this location now. It has been released via Metal Age Productions last month. For all further band information check out www.facebook.com/pages/perversity/50913049227

A full album stream of the self-titled seventh RESURRECTED album is available here. The album was recorded by Thomas Granzow at Catacomb Productions and mixed and mastered by Jörg Uken at Soundlodge Recording Studio in Germany. More about these German brutal Death Metallers at www.facebook.com/pages/resurrected/137193540156

Orange County, California based progressive Thrashers MADROST are currently streaming a new song entitled ‘Scorned’ at this location. It is taken from the band’s upcoming new full-length "The Essence Of Time Matches No Flesh" which will be released on June 27, 2017. It was recorded and mixed by Mark Rivas at Rivas Studios and produced by Mark Rivas and Tanner Poppitt. The mastering was done by Alan Douches of West West Side Studios and the cover art created by Tony Koehl (THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, PUTRID PILE, MALIGNANCY). A lyric video for the album’s opening track ‘Eyes Of The Deceit’ is available over here. More about MADROST at www.facebook.com/madrost

The "Across The Abyss" EP from Chile’s blackened Death Metallers SAMOT (originally released on tape format last year) will be re-released on CD by Ex Nihilo Music (www.facebook.com/exnihilocanada) in June this year, limited to 300 copies. "Across The Abyss" was recorded in the summer of 2016 at DM6 Studio in Santiago, Chile and contains the following four tracks: ‘Awakening’, ‘The Calling’, ‘Across The Abyss’ and ‘Whispers’. You can listen to the track ‘Across The Abyss’ here. All additional band information at www.facebook.com/samottheband

May 25, 2017

U.S. technical Death Metallers DECREPIT BIRTH have just released an in-the-studio video, in which they discuss the recording process of their upcoming fourth album "Axis Mundi". You can check out the video at this location. The album will be released on July 21, 2017 via Agonia Records (Europe / rest of the world) and Nuclear Blast Records (North America). More about DECREPIT BIRTH at www.decrepitbirth.net

May 23, 2017

Contributors wanted! VOICES FROM THE DARKSIDE is looking for reliable people again who can help us out with reviews, as we still get so much stuff that it’s difficult to keep track in this department. So, if you should have the necessary time, dedication and knowledge, get in touch with us for all further details here. If you’re running a magazine / zine on your own (or already contribute to one), you’re more than welcome as well.

The self-titled debut full length from US Death Metallers PIG’S BLOOD will be released on CD via Godz Ov War Productions at the end of June 2017. It was recorded in February of 2017 by Greg Wilkinson at Earhammer Studio and the cover artwork of the album was designed by the band’s bassplayer / vocalist Chris Ellis. You can already check out the track ‘Misanthrope Absolute’ at this location. The complete tracklist of "Pig’s Blood" reads like this: ‘Misanthrope Absolute’, ‘Iron Justice’, ‘Taste The Fucking Poison’, ‘Torches Of War And Retribution’, ‘Rats (This World Is A Sewer)’, ‘Death March Insanity’, ‘The Age Of Endless War’, ‘First Step In Making Things Right’, ‘Deniers Of The Root’ and ‘There Will Be No Law’. More about PIG’S BLOOD at www.facebook.com/commandmoreblood

May 22, 2017

In support of their appearance at Maryland Deathfest this upcoming weekend New Jersey based Death Metallers EX DEMENTIA have just released a first single from their upcoming fourth full length "Crack The Coffin". You can check out ‘The Dripping Skull’ at this location. The complete tracklist of the album reads like this: ‘Trials And Exhumations’, ‘Crack The Coffin’, ‘The Dripping Skull’, ‘Hobb’s End’, ‘Dragged Down The Hole’, ‘Slaughter!’, ‘Sloven Blood Collection’, ‘Splattervision: Channel 3’ and ‘Skulls’ (THE MISFITS cover). The artwork was created by Jeff Zornow. More about EX DEMENTIA at www.exdementia.net or www.facebook.com/exdementia

Ottawa, Canada based old school Death Metallers DEAD SOUL ALLIANCE are offering their newest release "Slaves To The Apocalypse" for streaming and download at their bandcamp site now. For all further band information check out www.facebook.com/deadsoulalliance

May 20, 2017

On August 01, 2017 Xtreem Music will release "Neverending Trail Of Skulls", the second full length of Italian Horror Death Metallers GRAVESITE. The album was recorded at Black Sun Studio between October 2016 and February 2017 and mastered by Daniel Lowndes at Resonance Sound Studio. The artwork was created by Matteo Zanella. The complete tracklist reads as follows: ‘Neverending Trail Of Skulls’, ‘Coffin Birth’, ‘Sewer Freaks’, ‘Global Disease Madness’, ‘Forced To Cannibalism’, ‘Atrofied Organs’, ‘Town Of The Reanimated’ and ‘Swallowed In Darkness’. You can already listen to the album’s title track ‘Neverending Trail Of Skulls’ here. More about GRAVESITE at www.facebook.com/gravesitedeathmetal

California based technical Death Metallers DECREPIT BIRTH will release their new album "Axis Mundi" on July 21, 2017 via Agonia Records (Europe / rest of the world) and Nuclear Blast Records (North America). The first single to be revealed from the record is entitled ‘Epigenic Triplicity’. You can check it out at this location. The album was recorded at three different studios over the course of a year and the cover artwork has been supplied by Dan Seagrave. Here’s the album’s full tracklist: ‘Vortex Of Infinity… Axis Mundi’, ‘Spirit Guide’, ‘The Sacred Geometry’, ‘Hieroglyphic’, ‘Transcendental Paradox’, ‘Mirror Of Humanity’, ‘Ascendant’, ‘Epigenetic Triplicity’, ‘Embryogenesis’, ‘Orion’, ‘Desprate Cry’ and ‘Infecting The Crypts’. For all additional DECREPIT BIRTH info check out www.decrepitbirth.net or www.facebook.com/decrepitbirth

May 19, 2017

Canadian Crossover Thrashers EPI-DEMIC have just released a video from their new album "Malformed Conscience". You can check out ‘Ruthless Ambition’ here. The album was released on April 14, 2017 via Horror Pain Gore Death Productions. It is streaming in its entirety at this location. For more information about EPI-DEMIC visit www.facebook.com/theplaguebegins13

May 18, 2017

German brutal Death Metallers ANASARCA have just released a lyric video for the song ‘Cannibal’ at this location. The track will appear on their upcoming new album "Survival Mode" which will be released on May 25, 2017 via Sevared Records (www.sevared.com). More about ANASARCA at www.facebook.com/anasarcadeathmetal or www.anasarca.de

Swedish Death Metallers DESULTORY will release their fifth and swansong album "Through Aching Aeons" on June 23, 2017 via Pulverised Records. It was recorded at Necromorbus Studio with Tore Stjerna (WATAIN, REPUGNANT, PORTRAIT, TRIBULATION) and the cover artwork was designed by French graphic artist Pierre-Alain D at 3mmi Design (KAMELOT, NECRODEATH). One of the new tracks (‘In This Embrace’) is already available for streaming at this location. The complete tracklist reads like this: ‘Silent Rapture’, ‘Spineless Kingdom’, ‘Through Aching Aeons’, ‘In This Embrace’, ‘Beneath The Bleeding Sky’, ‘Slither’, ‘Divine Blindness’, ‘Breathing The Ashes’ and ‘Our Departure’. For all additional DESULTORY information check out www.facebook.com/desultory-50447918404

Hammer Muzik will release "Perverse Dehumanized Dysfuctions", the sixth studio album from Turkish brutal Death Metallers CENOTAPH. The album will be released in the US via Sevared Records and via Coyote Records in Russia. It has been recorded, mixed and mastered at DTH Studios in Moscow, Russia and the artwork has been created by Toshihiro Egawa. The following tracks will appear on "Perverse Dehumanized Dysfuctions": ‘Rancid Gluttonous Morbid Obesity’, ‘Asphyxiated Embryonic Abnormalities’, ‘Parasitic Worms – Prenatal Cranial Deformation’, ‘Syndromes Of Deadly Endogenous Intoxication’, ‘Antagony Of Embriotomia’, ‘Multi-Organ Failure Epidemie’, ‘Dismembered Unborn Species’ and ‘Perverse Dehumanized Dysfunctions’. You can listen to ‘Syndromes Of Deadly Endogenous Intoxication’ over here. The band is now booking shows for an upcoming European tour in August / September 2017. More CENOTAPH at www.facebook.com/cenotaphtur

May 17, 2017

Swedish Black Metallers SVARTSYN are streaming ‘Black Thrones Of Death’ (a song from their upcoming new album "In Death") at this location now. The album will be released on June 09, 2017 via Agonia Records. It was recorded at Mortsella Studio in Belgium in March and December 2016 and in January 2017. The mix and mastering was done at Clintworks Studio (AMON AMARTH, 3 INCHES OF BLOOD, MISERY INDEX) and the cover artwork was created by Chadwick St John (ARCKANUM, HORNA, The Piper graphic novel). The following tracks will appear on the album: ‘Seven Headed Snake’, ‘Dark Prophet’, ‘With Death’, ‘Inside The White Mask’, ‘Wilderness Of The Soul’, ‘Black Thrones Of Death’ and ‘Exile In Death’. More about SVARTSYN at www.facebook.com/svartsyn666

Turkish Death Metallers PERSECUTORY will release their new album "Towards The Ultimate Extinction" on CD and MC at the end of June 2017 via Godz Ov War Productions. It was recorded, mixed and mastered by Erhan Kabakci and Can Gelgec at Jam Session Studios and the artwork was created by Alex Shadrin from Nether Temple Design. The title track is already streaming right here. The complete tracklist reads as follows: ‘Pillars Of Dismay’, ‘Towards The Ultimate Extinction’, ‘Till Relentless Salvation Comes’, ‘Along The Infernal Hallways’, ‘Awakening The Depraved Era’, ‘Hegemony Of The Ruinous Impurity’ and ‘Maelstroms Of Antireligious Chaos’. For all further information check out www.facebook.com/persecutory666

May 16, 2017

New Zealand’s HERESIARCH will release their debut full length "Death Ordinance" via Dark Descent Records on July 07, 2017. The album was recorded by V.V. in early 2017 and mixed and mastered by C. Sinclair in Temple Of Sol studio. The artwork was created by Mistanthropic-Art. The following tracks will appear on "Death Ordinance": ‘Consecrating Fire’, ‘Storming Upon Knaves’, ‘Harbinger Ruination’, ‘The Yoke’, ‘Iron Harvest’, ‘Lupine Epoch’, ‘Righteous Upsurgence’ and ‘Desert Of Ash’. You can already check out the track ‘Storming Upon Knaves’ here. For more HERESIARCH information go to www.facebook.com/heresiarchcult

The vinyl re-issue of "Deathcult Barbaric Hell" from AMPÜTATOR is now streaming in its entirety at this location. It was originally released in 2007 on CD and cassette. The remastered vinyl version will be released on May 18, 2017 via Greyhaze Records. A promo video for ‘Rape Kill Annihilate’ can be found over here. For all further info and ordering details check out www.greyhazerecords.com

May 13, 2017

At the end of May 2017 Caverna Abismal will release the new TOD HUETET UEBEL EP "N.A.D.A.". The artwork has been created by Maxime Taccardi and the layout by André Coelho. For all further info on TOD HUETET UEBEL go to www.facebook.com/todhuetetuebelofficial

The cassette edition of "Tiberivs", the new album from ritualistic Black Metallers CULT OF ERINYES, will be released in June 2017 via Caverna Abismal. More band information at www.facebook.com/cult.erinyes, label contact: www.cavernaabismal.com

Raw Skull Recordz will re-release the sought after 1990 demo "Cauterize The Church Council" by Dutch Death Metallers MANTICORE on CD for the very first time. Two of the demo songs (‘Psycho Damn’ and ‘Cauterize the Church Council’) have been re-recorded by Dutch Death Metallers ALTAR on their demo and debut album respectively, a band that bass player Nils Vos and drummer Marco Arends resurfaced in later on. "Cauterize The Church Council" will be re-mastered by Ted Tringo at The Ancient Way Mastering (MANDATOR, PARUSIE, FLESHCRAWL etc.) and the booklet will feature pictures, liner notes and an ode to founding member Marcel Beukeveld (R.I.P.). For all additional info check out www.rawskullrecordz.org

Canadian Death Metallers GORGUTS will be playing several shows in Europe with FALLUJAH, HAVOK, REVOCATION and VENOM PRISON in August 2017. Each of the shows will have a different running order, so please make sure to check local venue information. GORGUTS will also perform at the following festivals: Brutal Assault (Czech Republic), Ieper Festival (Belgium), Vagos Metal Fest (Portugal) and Summer Breeze (Germany). More about GORGUTS at www.gorguts.com or www.facebook.com/gorgutsofficial

"Stream Of Shadows", the third album of Italy’s HAEMOPHAGUS, will be released on vinyl via Lycanthropic Chants on June 16, 2017. It will be available on black (400 copies) and dark green vinyl (100 copies). You can listen to the entire album at this location. For pre-order information check out www.lycanthropic-chants.de. Additional HAEMOPHAGUS info can be found at www.facebook.com/haemophagus

May 11, 2017

On May 18, 2017 Greyhaze Records will re-release a remastered vinyl edition of "Deathcult Barbaric Hell", the debut album from Floridian War Metallers AMPÜTATOR. It was originally released in 2007 on CD and cassette. You can check out a promo video for the track ‘Rape Kill Annihilate’ at this location. The full tracklist of the album reads like this: ‘Rape Kill Annihilate’, ‘Gutterslut’, ‘Sarin Death Vengeance’, ‘Obliteration’, ‘Massacre Bloodhate’, ‘Slaughter Of The Innocent’ (REPULSION cover), ‘With Hate’, ‘Extinction Deathmarch’, ‘Complete Butchery’, ‘Feasting On Vermin’ and ‘Creed Of Persecution’. More info and ordering details at www.greyhazerecords.com

Italy’s LOGIC OF DENIAL have just released a lyric video for ‘Euphoric Abhorrent Synthesis’ over here. The track appears on the band’s forthcoming third album "Aftermath" which will be released on June 09, 2017 via Comatose Music. The artwork was created by Jon Zig. For all further information on LOGIC OF DENIAL check out www.facebook.com/logicofdenialband

Canadian Death Metallers FUMIGATION and THE PATH TO R’LYEH have released a split CD entitled "Invasion" on April 28, 2017 via CDN Records. In the meantime FUMIGATION have also released a drum playthrough video for the song ‘Forced Vaginal Harbourage’ at this location. More about both bands at https://fumigationmetal.bandcamp.com or https://thepathtorlyeh.bandcamp.com

May 10, 2017

Spanish Dark Metallers TOTENGOTT will release their upcoming debut full length "Doppelgänger" on July 11, 2017 via Xtreem Music (CD) / Burning World (vinyl). It features 3 long tracks that were recorded, produced and mixed by TOTENGOTT at Anglagard Recording Studio (Grao, Spain) in late 2016 / early 2017. The album was mastered by James Plotkin and the artwork comes courtesy of Procesonegro Art Studio. A first advance track can already be checked out here. For all additional information go to www.facebook.com/totengottmetal

Just in time for the "California Death Over Europe Tour" with MORFIN Defying Danger Records has released the cassette version of the new RUDE album "Remnants…". For all further details and ordering info check out www.defyingdanger.de

May 09, 2017

Ukraine’s HELL:ON have released a video for the song ‘Satan’ at this location. It was recorded live at Hell Serpent Rising Over Kyiv, in Kiev, Ukraine on February 25, 2017. All additional band information you will find at www.facebook.com/hellonofficial

US Black Metallers UNHOLY BAPTISM have just released their debut full length"…On The Precipice Of The Ancient Abyss". The entire album is available for streaming at this location. More about UNHOLY BAPTISM at www.unholybaptism.com or www.facebook.com/unholybaptism

Greek DEPHOSPHORUS will release their third full length “Impossible Orbits” via Selfmadegod Records on June 15, 2017 on CD and cassette (a vinyl edition will follow later this year). The album has been recorded and mixed at Unreal Studios and the artwork has been hand drawn by Viral Graphics. One of the tracks, ‘Rational Reappraisal’, can already be checked out right here. More about DEPHOSPHORUS at www.dephosphorus.com

May 06, 2017

Swedish Black Metallers SHINING just released a teaser video for the arthouse documentary "Cold Void" at this location. Claudio Marino (and his company Artax Film) tried to capture a personal portrait of Niklas Kvarforth with this film, who has made headlines that involved addiction, suicide and self-destruction, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, passion and exceptional musicianship. "Cold Void" is scheduled for release in autumn. SHINING are currently on their first headlining tour in the US with co-headliners and label mates REVENGE. For more information and updates check out www.shiningasylum.com or www.facebook.com/shiningofficial

On June 16, 2017 Dutch Black Metallers INFINITY will release their sixth album "Hybris" on CD, double LP, tape and digitally via New Era Productions. It was recorded, mixed and mastered at Necromorbus Studio by Tore Stjerna. For all additional INFINITY info check out www.infinity-blackmetal.com or www.facebook.com/infinity.333

May 05, 2017

Finnish Doom / Deathers HOODED MENACE are currently in the studio for the recordings of their next full-length album, the first for their new label Season Of Mist. The band has just issued the following statement about it: "We are excited to announce that Jaime Gomez Arellano (SÓLSTAFIR, CATHEDRAL, GHOST) will be handling the mixing and mastering for our new album, which is targeted to come out on Season of Mist in 2018. Drum tracking begins this weekend at SF Sound Studio. We are stoked!" More band information and updates you’ll find at www.facebook.com/hoodedmenace

New Jersey Death Metallers KALOPSIA have just revealed a brand new song entitled ‘Scorched Earth And Blackened Skies’ at this location. The track is taken from their upcoming album "Angelplague", which was produced by Bobby Torres at Frightbox Studios. The complete tracklist reads like this: ‘Destined To Return’, ‘As The Serpent Devours’, ‘Christened Upon The Slab’, ‘Not Peace But Pestilence’, ‘Scorched Earth And Blackened Skies’, ‘Source Of My Evil’, ‘Surge Of Terror’ and ‘Bitter Sacraments’. "Angelplague" will be released on May 19, 2017 through Horror Pain Gore Death Productions. More about KALOPSIA at www.kalopsia.org and www.facebook.com/kalopsiametal

May 02, 2017

Ancient Death Metallers EXTERMINATION ANGEL are looking for reviews and distributors for their new 6-song “Demo 2017” a.k.a. “Invaders”. Four of the six tracks are currently streaming here. The final two tracks of the demo are cassette tape exclusives and will not be made available digitally. Tapes are available for $3 per unit wholesale plus shipping direct from the band and in some special cases trades may be welcome. For all further information go to www.facebook.com/pages/extermination-angel/146644705384807