» News Archive June 2017

June 30, 2017

Paulo Lisboa, guitarist and founding member of Brazil’s HEADHUNTER D.C., has left the band for personal reasons. You can read more about his decision in his full official statement, which has been published at this location. The band also issued a press release about the split with Paul which you will find in its entirety here. More about HEADHUNTER D.C. at www.facebook.com/headhunterdc

U.S. Death Metallers ORIGIN have released a playthrough video for the track ‘Accident And Error’ at this location. The song will appear on their upcoming new album "Unparalleled Universe" which will be released via Nuclear Blast (North America) and Agonia Records (rest of the world) today. More about ORIGIN at www.facebook.com/origin

June 28, 2017

Greek Black Metallers ACHERONTAS have signed a new record deal with Agonia Records. The band’s 2011 album "Vamachara" will be re-released on vinyl on August 31, 2017, along with the 1997 demo "Worship: Through The Dark Age We Are Dreaming" (recorded ten years before ACHERONTAS officially came to be) and new cover artwork. ACHERONTAS are currently working on their next studio album, that is supposed by be finished in February of 2018. More band information at www.facebook.com/acherontascoven

Brazilian Death Metallers NECROBIOTIC have just released a video for the song ‘The Extinction Of Faith’ at this location. It was directed, filmed and edited by Fabio Marreco. More about NECROBIOTIC at www.facebook.com/pages/necrobiotic/167358329988917

German Death Metallers DENY THE URGE will release their third full-length "As Darkness Falls" on August 01, 2017 via G.U.C. (German Underground Crossection). The following tracks will appear on the album: ‘Intro’, ‘As Darkness Falls’, ‘Loophole’, ‘Altar Of Addiction’, ‘All Or None’, ‘On The Surface’, ‘Infected Curses’, ‘Voices’, ‘Perfect Disguise’, ‘Vatermoran’ (instr.), ‘Medusa’, ‘The Processing’ (instr.) and ‘Separated Flesh’. The title track is already streaming at this location. The cover art was created by Dan Seagrave and the drums have been performed by VADER drummer James Stewart. The album was partly recorded in England at Grindstone Studios (CRADLE OF FILTH, AMON AMARTH, BEHEMOTH) with producer Jost Schlüter. For all further DENY THE URGE information check out www.facebook.com/denytheurgeofficial

MAYHEM have added more dates to their European "Purgatorium" tour that comes with the complete performance of their debut album "De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas". The new leg of the tour will kick off on September 29, 2017 in Berlin (Germany) and ends on October 27, 2017 in Göteborg (Sweden). For more info check out www.facebook.com/mayhemofficial

June 27, 2017

Wisconsin based Death Metallers PIG’S BLOOD will release their self-titled debut album through Godz Ov War Productions on June 30, 2017. It was recorded in February 2017 by Greg Wilkinson at Earhammer Studio and the cover artwork was designed by Chris Ellis of PIG’S BLOOD. "Pig’s Blood" will feature the following ten tracks: ‘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’. A full album stream is available here. More about PIG’S BLOOD at www.facebook.com/commandmoreblood

June 26, 2017

Turkish Death Metallers PERSECUTORY are already streaming their upcoming debut full length "Towards The Ultimate Extinction" in its entirety at this location now. The album will officially be released on June 30, 2017 via Godz Ov War Productions. It was recorded, mixed and mastered by Erkhan Kabakci and Can Gelgec at Jam Session Studios in Istanbul, Turkey. More about PERSECUTORY at www.facebook.com/persecutory666

June 24, 2017

Boston based Death Metallers SOUL REMNANTS will release their third album "Ouroboros" on July 21, 2017 via Entertainment One / LifeBlood. The new single ‘Echoes Of Insanity’ is already streaming at this location. Another track of the album (‘Dissolving Into Obscurity’) is available here. The full tracklist reads as follows: ‘Mechanical Synapse Modulations’, ‘Regurgitated And Consumed’, ‘Depravity’s Lock’, ‘Walled City’, ‘Mental Tourniquet’, ‘Echoes Of Insanity’, ‘Dissolving Into Obscurity’ and ‘Decomposition’. All further SOUL REMNANTS information you will find at www.soulremnants.com or www.facebook.com/soulremnants

June 22, 2017

Xtreem Music have signed Spanish female fronted Death Metallers BLOODHUNTER for the release of their upcoming second full length "The End Of Faith" this coming fall. A video from their debut album can be checked out at this location. According to label information the new album is supposed to be way more brutal and aggressive. More about BLOODHUNTER at www.facebook.com/bloodhunterofficial

June 21, 2017

A week ahead of its official release (June 27, 2017) Orange County’s progressive Thrashers MADROST are streaming their entire forthcoming full-length "The Essence Of Time Matches No Flesh" over here now. The album was produced by Mark Rivas and Tanner Poppitt and mastered by Alan Douches of West West Side Studios. The cover artwork was created by Tony Koehl (THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, PUTRID PILE, MALIGNANCY). A lyric video for the album opener ‘Eyes Of The Deceit’ is available at this location. More about MADROST at www.facebook.com/madrost

In mid August I Hate Records will release a limited CD edition (300 copies) of “Decapitated”, the self-released vinyl full length from Swedish Death Metallers DESOLATION. The band was originally active from 1990 to 1995 and only released one demo tape in 1993. In 2013 they returned to the scene with ¾ of the original line-up. For all additional band information check out www.facebook.com/desolationsweden

Canadian Death / Thrashers PHYLACTERY have released a new song entitled ‘Eyes Of Fear And Flame’ over here. It is taken from their upcoming debut album "Necromancy Enthroned" which will be released through Unspeakable Axe Records on August 18, 2017. A promo video for album track ‘Unholy Empire’ is additionally available at this location. For more info and updates follow the band at www.facebook.com/phylacterydeaththrash

On June 23, 2017 Hellthrasher Productions will release a 6-panel digipak CD version of "Through Lunar Gateways", the debut EP from Polish Black Metallers ARS MAGNA UMBRAE. The 12” vinyl and cassette versions will follow later this year via Flesh Vessel and No Return, respectively. "Through Lunar Gateways" was originally self-released digitally in February 2017 and solely written and produced by D.A. Khthon with guest chants provided by Hekte Zaren of ADAESTUO. The artwork was created by Nöt. A full EP stream is available here. More about ARS MAGNA UMBRAE you will find at www.facebook.com/arsmagnaumbrae

June 20, 2017

Greek Black Metallers VARATHRON are currently finishing the pre-production for their new album "Patriarchs Of Evil". The band is scheduled to record the drums in July, in September they will take a break for a mini tour of Canada and then finish the album in early autumn. A video from their last show in the Ukraine can be found here. The band’s latest album "Untrodden Corridors Of Hades" can still be checked out at this location. More about VARATHRON at www.varathron.com or www.facebook.com/varathronofficial

Milwaukee based symphonic Death Metallers KHAZADDUM will release their sophomore album "Plagues Upon Arda" on August 19, 2017. A promo video for the first single ‘Masters Of The Plains’ is already playing at this location. The album’s full tracklist reads as follows: ‘The Halls Of Khazad-Dum’, ‘The Deathless Crown’, ‘Lord Of Isengard’, ‘Legion Of The White Hand’, ‘The Fell Rider’s Scourge’, ‘The Black Hand Of Gorthaur’, ‘Masters Of The Plains’, ‘Shelob The Great’ and ‘Oathbreaker’s Curse’. For pre-order details go to http://khazaddumband.bandcamp.com, all further KHAZADDUM info you will find at www.facebook.com/khazaddumband

June 18, 2017

Original SLAUGHTER drummer Ron Sumners has re-recorded the track ‘Tales Of The Macabre’ with bassplayer / vocalist Nick Sagias (OVERTHROW / SOULSTORM) and guitarists Jorge Romero (TORRE DE MARFIL) and Steve Waller (EPILEPTIC BRAIN SURGEONS) at Corpselicker Studios. Drums and lead guitar were recorded near Zürich, Switzerland in November 2016 and vocals, bass and rhythm guitar in Toronto in December 2016. Steve Waller assembled, mixed and mastered the final audio. Ron commented on this project as follows: "We’ve called the project SLAUGHTERING SLAUGHTER, and we hope to re-record a few more tracks from the "Strappado" album with different friends and Metal enthusiasts from different parts of the world." A video from this session can be found at this location.

June 17, 2017

Caco-Daemon Records have just released the "Flesh Burns" demo from Australian Death Punks UNBOUND. The tape is limited to 50 copies (25 in purple and 25 in white) and comes with a two-sided, pro-printed inlay and includes a hand-numbered linen certificate, inked with pig blood & ash. For ordering details go here. More about UNBOUND at www.facebook.com/unboundpunkmetal

U.S. technical Death Metallers DECREPIT BIRTH have just released another song from their upcoming new album "Axis Mundi". You can check out the lyric video for ‘Hieroglyphic’ here. The previously revealed track ‘Epigenetic Triplicity’ can still be found at this location. Here’s the complete tracklist of the album: ‘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’. "Axis Mundi" was recorded at three different studios over the course of a year: the guitars at Matt Sotelo’s home studio, the drums at Private Ear Studios in Winnipeg, Canada and the bass at Sean Martinez’s home studio. The mixing and mastering was finished by Stefano Morabito at 16th Cellar Studios and the cover artwork was supplied by Dan Seagrave. The album will be released on July 21, 2017 via Agonia Records (Europe / rest of the world) and Nuclear Blast Records (North America). For all additional information on DECREPIT BIRTH check out www.decrepitbirth.net or www.facebook.com/decrepitbirth

June 16, 2017

Dutch Black Metallers INFINITY will release their sixth full length "Hybris" today via New Era Productions on CD, double LP, tape and digitally. The album was recorded, mixed and mastered at Necromorbus Studio by Tore Stjerna. More about INFINITY at www.infinity-blackmetal.com or www.facebook.com/infinity.333

Milwaukee’s blackened Death / Thrashers PREZIR have just released their debut EP "Contempt". It is available for streaming and / or purchasing at https://prezir.bandcamp.com. For all additional band information visit www.facebook.com/prezir

Bay Area based Power / Thrashers HEXX will release their comeback album "Wrath Of The Reaper" on September 15, 2017 via High Roller Records on CD, vinyl LP and digital download. The album was produced by Bart Gabriel (CRYSTAL VIPER, BURNING STARR), recorded and mixed by Tim Narducci (FORBIDDEN, MILITIA) and mastered by Patrick W. Engel (DESTRUCTION, AGENT STEEL). The cover artwork was created by Roberto Toderico (SINISTER, ASPHYX, TYGERS OF PAN TANG). More HEXX information at www.facebook.com/officialhexx

Denmark’s UNDERGANG will release their fourth album "Misantropologi" via Dark Descent Records on CD on June 23, 2017 (the vinyl edition will come via Me Saco Un Ojo Records). The album track ‘Skåret I Småstykker’ is already available for streaming here. "Misantropologi" was recorded last year at Earhammer Studios in Oakland (with Greg Wilkinson who recorded their previous album) and mixed and mastered by CRUCIAMENTUM’s Dan Lowndes. It is the band’s first recording with newest member Sam Osborne from FUNEBRARUM. In support of the album’s release, UNDERGANG will be touring the U.S. in July on the "Make America Death Again" tour with California’s NECROT. More about UNDERGANG at www.facebook.com/undergangktdm

The third HAEMOPHAGUS album "Stream Of Shadows" is out on vinyl now via Lycanthropic Chants (www.lycanthropic.de). It is available on black (400 copies) and dark green (100 copies) vinyl and each release comes with a lyric insert, poster and free digital download. You can listen to the full album at this location. More information on these Italian Death / Grinders you will find at www.facebook.com/haemophagus

June 14, 2017

Norwegian Black Metallers GRAVDAL have signed a deal with Soulseller Records. The band’s upcoming third full-length "Kadaverin" will be released on August 11, 2017 on CD, vinyl and digitally. The album was recorded and mixed at Mackwerk Studio with Lord Bård and mastered by Herbrand Larsen at Conclave & Earshot Studios. "Kadaverin" features guest appearances from members of SATYRICON, TAAKE, SAHG, THE RUINS OF BEVERAST, SEVEN IMPALE and ORKAN and lyrics written by V’gandr (HELHEIM, TAAKE). Here’s the full tracklist: ‘Kadaverin’, ‘Apostler Av Døden’, ‘Dans Med Livet, Dans Med Døden’, ‘Arkaisk Kamp, Angrip!’, ‘Vi Som Ser I Mørket’, ‘Eklipse’, ‘Roten Til All Ondskap’, ‘Inni Menneskedyret’ and ‘Når Noen Tar Farvel’. The title track ‘Kadaverin’ is already available for streaming at this location now. More about GRAVDAL at www.facebook.com/gravdalofficial

On August 18, 2017 CASKET ROBBERY will release their new EP "The Ascension". You can already check out a teaser video at this location. The EP was produced and engineered by Cory Scheider and Troy Powell at Old Dark Horse Studio and Unintended Studios. It was mixed and mastered by Gabe Fry at Kimura Recordings and the cover art comes courtesy of Travis Anthony Soumis. "The Ascension" features the following three songs: ‘Pockets Lined With Flowers’, ‘The Ascension’ and ‘Lilith’. All additional band info at www.facebook.com/casketrobbery

Austin, Texas based HEADCRUSHER have just released a video for ‘Trails Of Devastation’ over here. The song will appear on their forthcoming album "Death Comes With Silence" which will be released on July 28, 2017. A limited edition (50 copies) pre-order bundle is already available here. In addition to the digital and CD versions of the album, you’ll also get a bag of "Death Comes With Silence" coffee blend, the double-vinyl version of "Let The Blood Run / Black Burning Skies" EP and a free track download of "Trails Of Devastation". Fabio Marin (INTERNAL SUFFERING), Diego Rojas (COLAPSO), Hooseman Adame (KILCROPS) and Alex Okendo (MASACRE) contributed guest vocals on the album. You can follow the band at www.facebook.com/headcrusherheavymusic

A lyric video for ‘Worms Of Rusted Congregation’, a track off HEAVING EARTH‘s sophomore album "Denouncing The Holy Throne", can be checked out at this location now. More information and regular updates about Czech Death Metallers you will find at www.facebook.com/heavingearth

June 13, 2017

New England based Death Metallers SCALPEL have just released a lyric video for ‘Feeding The Worm’ at this location. The song is taken from their forthcoming album "Methods To Delusion" which will be self-released by the band on July 25, 2017. You can pre-order a copy here. Another promo video (for ‘Labors Of Loathing’) can be checked out here. The album was engineered by Colin Marston (GORGUTS) at Thousand Caves Studios and its complete 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’. More about SCALPEL at www.facebook.com/scalpelofficial

Australian Death Metallers ESKHATON have been signed by Lavadome Productions for the release of their third album "Omegalitheos". You can already listen to unmixed and unmastered samples of "Omegalitheos" at this location. For regular updates follow the band at www.facebook.com/eskhaton-140670182642032

June 12, 2017

Terror From Hell Records will release tape versions of both DEMONOMANCY‘s albums "Throne Of Demonic Proselytism" and "Rites Of Barbaric Demons" today. A die hard box edition with 3 tapes included (the two albums plus both demos on a release entitled "Burn Vitriol: A Relics Compendium") will also be available. It also includes a full colour poster and is limited to 100 copies only. For ordering details check out www.tfhrecords.com or www.facebook.com/terrorfromhellrecords. All further information about DEMONOMANCY you will find at www.facebook.com/pages/demonomancy/161750013886595

June 10, 2017

Mexican Death / Doom Metallers DOOMORTALIS will release their debut full length "Splendour… Then Gloominess" in September 2017 via Chaos Records. The band was formed in late 2010 by guitarist Marce Méndez (SUPPLICIUM, A.P.D.M.) and drummer J. J. Buño (SUPPLICIUM). In early 2011 Isaías Huerta (SUPPLICIUM, A.P.D.M., DENIAL, NECROCCULTUS) joined them on vocals along with guitarist Nestor (NECROCCULTUS, LEPER MESSIAH) and later Homero (BEYOND SANCTORUM) on bass. Their 2013 debut demo "The Unknown Somber Magnetism" was released through the German label Bloodmonk Rite Productions (the Mexican label Embrace My Funeral Records also released it on CD). In 2016 bassplayer Homero left the band and was replaced by Wally (ex PROSCRIPTOR). For all additional information and updates check out www.facebook.com/doomortalis

June 08, 2017

Swedish Black Metallers SVARTSYN are streaming their entire new album "In Death" (prior to its release tomorrow via Agonia Records) at this location. It was recorded at Belgian Mortsella Studio in March and December 2016, and in January 2017. The mixing and mastering took place 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). SVARTSYN is a one man project nowadays, led by Ornias, who sang and played all instruments on "In Death", except for the drums. More band info at www.facebook.com/svartsyn666

"Omegaphilia", the upcoming fifth album from French Black Metallers MERRIMACK, will be released via Season Of Mist tomorrow. You can check out a full stream of the record over here. The cover art of "Omegaphilia" has been created by Dehn Sora. More about MERRIMACK at www.facebook.com/merrimackofficial

Spanish Doom / Death Metallers WOMB will release their second album "Devotion To The Sea" on July 31, 2017 via Chaos Records. For all additional band information and regular updates visit www.facebook.com/doomwomb

After last year’s "Stara¸ytnaje Licha" demo, Belarusian blackened Death Metallers LJOSAZABOJSTWA will release a new EP entitled "Sychod¸annie" on June 30, 2017 via Hellthrasher Productions (on digipak CD and digitally). It was mixed and mastered by Ghostalgy Productions and features artwork by VR. The following tracks will appear on "Sychod¸annie": ‘Pozirk U Biezdan’, ‘Zhuba’, ‘Piekla’, ‘Šliach Na Miehida’, ‘Sychod¸annie’ and ‘Zabojstwa ljosu’. Two of tracks can already be checked out via the Hellthrasher Productions Bandcamp site.

‘From Sand To Dust’, a song from the forthcoming MADROST album "The Essence Of Time Matches No Flesh", is available for streaming at this location. Another new song (‘Scorned’) can be checked out here. "The Essence Of Time Matches No Flesh" will be released on June 27, 2017. More about MADROST at www.facebook.com/madrost

June 07, 2017

Canadian Death / Thrashers PHYLACTERY will release their debut full lenth "Necromancy Enthroned" via Unspeakable Axe Records on August 18, 2017. A promo video for the track ‘Unholy Empire’ can be checked out here. The artwork was created by Paolo Girardi and the full tracklist reads like this: ‘Risen Restless Dead’, ‘Wisdom Of Heretics’, ‘Fulminations’, ‘Morbid Existence’, ‘King Of Ruin’, ‘Where I Dwell’, ‘Enslaved By The Dawn’, ‘Eyes Of Fear And Flame’, ‘Bubonic Undeath’, ‘Unholy Empire’ and ‘Eat Of My Disease’. All additional PHYLACTERY information you will find at www.facebook.com/phylacterydeaththrash

June 06, 2017

On June 09, 2017 Chilean Thrashers NUCLEAR will kick off their European tour at the B52 Music Club in Eernegem, Belgium. The tour consists of 23 dates in 9 countries: Belgium, Switzerland, Slovenia, Hungary, Austria, Czech Republic, Germany, UK and Poland. Chilean newcomers CONFLICTED will be supporting NUCLEAR on 12 of the 23 dates. A promotional video for the tour is available at this location. NUCLEAR are already working on material for a new album, which is scheduled to to be released in 2018. For all further information check out www.nuclear.cl or www.facebook.com/nuclearcl

June 03, 2017

Italy’s brutal Death Metallers LOGIC OF DENIAL are streaming their forthcoming third full length "Aftermath" in its entirety at this location now. The album will be released via Comatose Music on June 09, 2017 and the artwork was created by Jon Zig. More about LOGIC OF DENIAL at www.facebook.com/logicofdenialband

June 02, 2017

German Death Metallers CRYPTIC BROOD are currently on tour with REPUKED (www.facebook.com/pages/repuked/132754393430493) in Europe. The tour kicks off today in Wolfsburg (GER) and ends on June 10, 2017 in Hasselt (BEL). REPUKED’s third album will be out on Soulseller Records later this year. CRYPTIC BROOD’s debut full length "Brain Eater" is available in three formats now: CD (Xtreem Music), vinyl (Terror From Hell Records) and tape (Weed-Hunter-Records). The band’s "Wormhead" EP from 2015 will be released on black vinyl (limited to 200 handnumbered copies), newly mastered, via Fucking Kill on June 15, 2017. It comes with inlay card and MP3 download. More about CRYPTIC BROOD at www.crypticbrood.de