» News Archive September 2017

September 30, 2017

‘Hell’s Wasteland’, a track from the upcoming BLOODSTRIKE full length "Execution Of Violence", is already available for streaming here. The album will be released on October 13, 2017 on CD and digitally through Redefining Darkness Records, a limited cassette edition (100 copies) will be available via Raw Skull Recordz. "Execution Of Violence" was produced by BLOODSTRIKE and recorded by Jeff Alexis. The mixing was done by John Bart Van Der Wal and the mastering by Dan Swanö. All further BLOODSTRIKE information at www.bloodstrikemetal.com or www.facebook.com/bloodstrikemetal

September 29, 2017

Minnesota Death Grinders INVIDIOSUS will release a split album with Japanese Grinders RETORTION TERROR on October 20, 2017 via Horror Pain Gore Death Productions. The tracklist reads as follows. RETORTION TERROR: ‘Arcane Dogs’, ‘Scorched’, ‘Trench’, ‘The Line’ and ‘River Of Ignorance’. INVIDIOSUS: ‘Cultural Indifference’, ‘Purpose Defeater’, ‘OD’d On Technology’, ‘From The 16th Floor’ and ‘Where Evolution Ends’. Promo videos from both bands (for ‘Cultural Indifference’ and ‘River Of Ignorance’) can be checked out here and here. For more information and ordering details check out www.horrorpaingoredeath.com

September 28, 2017

"A Blaze Of Unholy Fire", the debut demo from Bulgaria’s blackend Thrashers PLAGUE, will be re-released on CD via Chaos Records on October 16, 2017. You can listen to the title track here. More about PLAGUE at www.facebook.com/plague.bulgaria

Sweden’s SHINING have just released a first track from their forthcoming album "X – Varg Utan Flock". You can check out ‘Jag Är Din Fiende’ (which translates as ‘I Am Your Enemy’) at this location. The track will also be released on a 10" vinyl single that is entitled "Fiende" (the B-side contains an acoustic cover of ‘No Rest For The Wicked’, originally from Swedish rockabilly act THE COFFINSHAKERS). The single will be released on November 24, 2017 and the album will follow on January 05, 2018 via Season Of Mist. For all additional SHINING information go to www.facebook.com/shiningofficial

September 27, 2017

On October 13, 2017 Godz Ov War Productions will release "Hexing Graves", the debut EP of Poland’s RITES OF DAATH, as a standard jewel case CD and digital download. It was recorded in the Summer of 2017 at Roslyn Sudio and Michal Pijocha’s Studio and the mixing and mastering was done at Roslyn Studio. The artwork was created by Julia Siuda. You can already check out the track ‘Bitter Entrails Of The Earth’ right here. The full tracklist reads as follows: ‘Hexing Graves’, ‘Necromantic Rites Of The Underground’, ‘Sepulchral Phantom’, ‘Bitter Entrails Of The Earth’ and ‘Most Holy Death’. More about RITES OF DAATH at www.facebook.com/ritesofdaath

September 26, 2017

Irapuato, México based Doom / Death Metallers DOOMORTALIS have signed a deal with Chaos Records. In late June 2017 the band finished the recordings of their debut album "Splendor… Then Glominess" at BraveSound Studio with Lord Brave (AGONY LORDS, OMINOUS CRUCIFIX and MAJESTIC DOWNFALL). The release is scheduled for late November via Chaos Records. More about DOOMORTALIS at: www.facebook.com/doomortalis

September 25, 2017

Due to last week’s earthquake that caused a lot of damage in Mexico, the house of Oscar Clorio (drummer for CENOTAPH, SHUB NIGGURATH and DENIAL a.o.) was completely destroyed and he lost everything. If you would like to help him out, you can do so through a crowdfunding campaign, which you will find here: https://donadora.mx/projects/apoyemos-a-oscar-clorio

Swedish Death Metallers UNDER THE CHURCH will release their sophomore full-length "Supernatural Punishment" on November 10, 2017 via Pulverised Records. It will feature the following tracks: ‘The Stygian Horror’, ‘Supernatural Punishment’, ‘Ancient Ritual’, ‘Staircase To Hell’, ‘Vitalizing Funeral’, ‘The Death Of Innocence’, ‘Crypt Of Pelvises’, ‘Wretched Disfigurement’ and ‘Silence Of The Shadows’. The artwork was once again done by Mattias Frisk (GHOST, VANHELGD, TRAP THEM, etc). More about UNDER THE CHURCH at www.facebook.com/underthechurch

Xtreem Music have signed Dutch Death Metallers NEOCAESAR. The band features ex – SINISTER members Mike van Mastrigt (vocals), Bart van Wallenberg (guitars), Michel Alderliefsten (bass) and Eric de Windt (drums). NEOCAESAR’s self-released debut album "11:11" will be re-released through Xtreem Music on December 05, 2017. You can listen to ‘From Hell’, a track from the album, here. For all further band information check out: www.facebook.com/neocaesar.official

Polish brutal Death / Grinders FETO IN FETUS have signed a deal with Selfmadegod Records for the release of their new album "From Blessing To Violence". The band will start recording in late November 2017 at 666studio (CHRIST AGONY, NORYLSK, F.A.M.) and the release is planned for early 2018. All additional FETO IN FETUS info at www.facebook.com/fetoinfetus

SACROSCUM have premiered a new track entitled ‘Skin Canvas’ at this location. The track will appear on the band’s upcoming debut album "Drugs & Death", which will be released on October 28, 2017 via Unholy Prophecies. More SACROSCUM at www.facebook.com/sacroscum666

September 22, 2017

Finnish Death Metallers DESOLATE SHRINE will release their fourth album "Deliverance From The Godless Void" on November 10, 2017 via Dark Descent Records. The artwork was created by L.L. and Dan Lowndes mastered the album at Resonance Sound Studio. The complete tracklist reads like this: ‘The Primordial One’, ‘Lord Of The Three Realms’, ‘Unmask The Face Of False’, ‘The Waters Of Man’, ‘The Graeae’, ‘Demonic Evocation Prayer’, ‘The Silent Star’ and ‘…Of Hell’. The album opener ‘The Primordial One’ is already streaming here. More DESOLATE SHRINE information at www.facebook.com/desolateshrine

Spanish brutal Death Metallers REINCARNATION have just released a lyric video for ‘The Reflection Of Hate’ over here. The song is taken from their second album "The Beginning Of The End", which was released on December 01, 2015 via Xtreem Music. Another video clip for the song ‘The Streets Never Sleep’ can still be found here. All additional REINCARNATION info at www.facebook.com/reincarnation.deathmetal

Spanish Thrashers NO AMNESTY will release their debut album "Psychopathy" through Xtreem Music on November 14, 2017. It was recorded in early 2017 at Ax Studios. Until the first sound samples will be available you can still listen to their debut EP "A New Order For Attack" in its entirety here. More about NO AMNESTY at www.facebook.com/noamnestyband

French Black Metallers AOSOTH have released a first single from their fifth album "V: The Inside Scriptures". You can check out ‘Her Feet Upon The Earth, Blooming The Fruits Of Blood’ at this location. The album will be released through Agonia Records on November 17, 2017. The drums were recorded at Hybreed Studios (TEMPLE OF BAAL, GLORIOR BELLI, VI), all other instruments were recorded at BST Studios. The mix and mastering was also done at BST Studios and the coverart was created by Benjamin A. Vierling (NIGHTBRINGER, WEAPON). AOSOTH’s logo was prepared by Erik Danielsson of WATAIN. For more information go to www.facebook.com/aosoth

Selfmadegod Records have released a split 7" EP from Japanese Doom / Deathers ANATOMIA and Ohio, Kentucky based Death Metallers SURGIKILL. ANATOMIA are featured with ‘Creeps From Beneath’, a brand new song that was recorded in 2016 and SURGIKILL contributed ‘Cursed Nightgraves’, which is also a new song. SURGIKILL features Stevo from IMPETIGO and current members of CRUCIFIED MORTALS, FAITHXTRACTOR, SHED THE SKIN and WOODEN STAKE. The EP is available on red vinyl (limited to 100 copies) and black vinyl (350 copies). For ordering details check out the Selfmadegod Records website: www.selfmadegod.com. More band information at www.facebook.com/anatomia-166448756742258 and www.facebook.com/surgikill

September 21, 2017

Finnish / Swedish industrial duo LOBOTOMY DEPT (feat. Lasse Pyykko of HOODED MENACE and Rogga Johansson of PAGANIZER, RIBSPREADER etc.) has been signed by Selfmadegod Records. Their debut EP "New World Coma" has just been released. It features the following four songs: ‘Endtimer’, ‘Controller Breeder’, ‘Epitome’ and ‘Cold Rising’. The EP opener ‘Endtimer’ is currently streaming at this location. For all additional information check out www.facebook.com/lobotomy-dept-1662536700727732

September 19, 2017

Bangladesh based Death Metallers NEKROHOWL will release their debut EP “Epitome Of Morbid” on September 30, 2017. It was recorded, mixed and mastered at Music Theater and features the following 5 tracks: ‘Summoning Darkness’, ‘Blasphemy Still Unnamed’, ‘Worship Thy Malevolence’, ‘Epitome Of Morbid’ and ‘Mortal Incubation’. The coverart was created by Grasen Artstyle. You can already check out the track ‘Mortal Incubation’ right here. A limited number of copies will be released locally in digipak format, followed by a cassette edition via Malaysian label Diabolicurst Productions and a CD, cassette and vinyl release via American label Slaugherhouse Records. More about NEKROHOWL at www.facebook.com/pg/nekrohowl

Italian Thrash Metallers CRUENTATOR will release their debut album "Ain’t War Hell?" in January 2018 via Xtreem Music. The cover artwork was done by Five Miligrams who already created artwork for MORBID SAINT and MASSACRE. For all further CRUENTATOR information check out www.facebook.com/cruentator

September 18, 2017

Costa Rica based Death Metallers CORPSE GARDEN will release their third album "IAO 269" in November 2017 via Godz ov War Productions on CD, vinyl, cassette and digitally. One of the tracks (‘Selenomantic Ecstasies’) is already streaming at this location. The album was recorded, mixed and mastered in January 2017 by Colin Marston at Menegroth, The Thousand Caves Studio, Queens, New York. More CORPSE GARDEN information at www.facebook.com/corpsegardencr

September 15, 2017

"Under The Sign Of Hell", the third GORGOROTH album from 1997, will be re-released on CD and various vinyl versions via Soulseller Records in late November with refreshed artwork and layout, supervised by Infernus. More about GORGOROTH at www.gorgoroth.info

Southern California based Death Metallers SKELETAL REMAINS will record their third album at Trench Studios in California in late October. The mix will be done by Dan Swanö at Unisound Studio. The album will be released in spring 2018 through Dark Descent Records in North America. Century Media Records will handle the rest of the world. For all further band information and updates check out www.facebook.com/skeletalremainsdeathmetal

Spanish female-fronted Death Metallers BLOODHUNTER have just released a video for the song ‘All These Souls Shall Serve Forever’ at this location. The track is taken from the band’s upcoming second album "The End Of Faith", which will be released on October 16, 2017 via Xtreem Music. More about BLOODHUNTER at www.facebook.com/bloodhunterofficial

September 14, 2017

Lexington, Kentucky based blackened Death Metallers TOMBSTALKER are currently streaming their forthcoming two-track EP "Chaotic Devotion at this location. The EP will be released via Boris Records on September 19, 2017 on 7" vinyl and digitally. Previous TOMBSTALKER releases can still be checked out at tombstalker.bandcamp.com. More band information you will find at www.facebook.com/tombstalkerband

September 12, 2017

Norwegian Black Metallers DEATHCULT have been signed by Soulseller Records. The band consists of Skagg (GAAHLSKAG, ex – GORGOROTH), Hoest (TAAKE) and Thurzur (GAAHLSKAGG, ex – TAAKE). Their sophomore album “Cult Of The Goat” was recorded and mixed at Grieghallen Studios and engineered by Eirik “Pytten” Hundvin. The cover artwork was created by Jannicke Wiese-Hansen. The full tracklist reads like this: ‘Climax Of The Unclean’, ‘Man Versus Beast’, ‘The Oath’, ‘Bloodstained Ritual’, ‘Ascension Rite’, ‘Devilgoat’ and ‘Laudate Hircum’. “Cult Of The Goat” will be released on November 24, 2017 as digipack CD, limited LP and digitally. Some rough pre-master samples are already available here. More about DEATHCULT at www.facebook.com/deathcult-1871964126457651

‘Thresholds Beyond’, a song from the forthcoming SPECTRAL VOICE album "Eroded Corridors Of Being", is currently streaming at this location. Dark Descent Records will release "Eroded Corridors Of Unbeing" on CD, vinyl, cassette and digitally on October 13, 2017. More about SPECTRAL VOICE at www.facebook.com/necroticdoom

Spanish old school Death Metallers CANKER are streaming their upcoming album "Earthquake" in its entirety over here now. Additionally, a lyric video for the title track can be checked out here. The album will be released through Xtreem Music on September 18, 2017. The cover artwork has been created by Spanish artist Jose Vives (GOAT WORSHIP, ITNUVETH, RETROFAITH). For all additional info on CANKER go to www.facebook.com/canker-23921484969

September 11, 2017

HOODED MENACE guitarist Lasse Pyykkö has issued the following statement about the band’s latest line-up changes: "While Markus has left the band earlier to focus on SADISTIK FOREST, we unfortunately have to let you know that or long-time drummer Pekka has also decided to leave. Our decision to relocate our headquarters (read: rehearsal place) from Joensuu to Helsinki has made it impossible for him to continue with us for private as well as professional reasons. We respect his decision and wish Pekka nothing but the best in his future. You can hear his last performance with us on our forthcoming new album. Massive thanks for all these years in HOODED MENACE, Pekka! On happier news, we are delighted to announce our new members. Otso of KRYPTS fame will be the new sticksman for HOODED MENACE. Furthermore, DEVENIAL VERDICT and CHURCH OF THE DEAD bassist Antti will pluck the heavy strings for us. You can catch our new line-up live in action at the North of the Wall Festival in Glasgow, Scotland in April 2018 – if not before." The new HOODED MENACE album will be mixed and mastered by Jaime Gomez Arellano (SÓLSTAFIR, CATHEDRAL, GHOST) and its release is planned for early next year via Season Of Mist. More about HOODED MENACE at www.facebook.com/hoodedmenace

Polish Death Metallers RITES OF DAATH will release their debut EP "Hexing Graves" through Godz Ov War Productions on October 13, 2017. A first track entitled ‘Bitter Entrails Of The Earth’ is already available here. All further info at www.facebook.com/ritesofdaath

September 09, 2017

‘Triumphal Defeat’, a track from the upcoming debut full length "Nocturnal Majestic Mysteria" by Chilean Black / Death Metallers OCCASVS, can already be streamed at this location. The album will be released on September 19, 2017 via Unspeakable Axe Records. More album tracks can be checked out here (‘Under Human Eyes’) and here (‘Union’). The full tracklist reads as follows: ‘Andante Nocturno Op.7’, ‘Triumphal Defeat’, ‘Under Human Eyes’, ‘Psychic Burial’, ‘Ritual Death’, ‘Seer’ and ‘Union’. All additional OCCASVS information you will find at www.facebook.com/occasvs-33204253964

September 08, 2017

Caverna Abismal Records have just released a cassette version of "Manifest Rebellion", the 2015 debut full length from Chile based Death Metallers PRAISE THE FLAME. The pro-printed black tapes come with a full colored, pro-printed cover and the whole edition is limited to 200 copies. Ordering info and sound samples you will find here. More about PRAISE THE FLAME at www.facebook.com/praisetheflame

Testimony Records have signed Lithuanian Death Metallers CRYPTS OF DESPAIR. The band’s debut full-length "The Stench Of The Earth" will be released on November 24, 2017 on CD and LP (limited to 300 copies). A first track (‘Dead Light’) is already available at this location. The full tracklist of the album reads like this: ‘The Stench Of The Earth’, ‘Path To Vengeance’, ‘Pits Of Endless Torment’, ’77’, ‘Fleshless Eternity’, ‘Enslaved In Blasphemy’, ‘Possessed By Astral Parasites’, ‘Ravage The Earth’, ‘Monuments Of Fear’ and ‘Dead Light’. On September 16, 2017 CRYPTS OF DESPAIR will support GRAVE MIASMA on their 15th anniversary show at the Boston Music Room in London, Enland. More band information at www.facebook.com/cryptsofdespair

On September 29, 2017 Unspeakable Axe Records will release "Burning Child", a new four song EP from Denmark’s Heavy / Speed Metallers ENCYRCLE. The EP consists of two originals, a short instrumental and a cover of THE DOORS’ ‘Strange Days’. The title track is already streaming here. More about ENCYRCLE at www.facebook.com/encyrcle

"Morbus Ascendit", the 1992 debut full-length from German Death / Thrashers ETERNAL DIRGE, will be re-released via Unspeakable Axe Records on September 29, 2017 as a remastered two-disc edition, including two of the band’s early demos ("Right To The Core" from 1989 and "We Are The Dead" from 1990 – the latter commonly and erroneously referred to as "Pressurize Dehumanize"). A 20-page booklet with extensive liner notes (written by the original band members), lyrics, archival photos and more will complete the package. The album art has been re-created in higher resolution and full color from a new scan made of the original painting. You can heck out a preview video for the release at this location. For pre-order details and additional information go to www.unspeakableaxerecords.com

September 05, 2017

Poland’s blackened Death Metallers ANIMA DAMNATA have signed a deal with Godz Ov War Productions / Malignant Voices for the release of their third full length album "Nefarious Seed Grows To Bring Forth Supremacy Of The Beast", which will be out in late autumn of this year. It will be available on CD, LP and digital format. The band has already posted a first song entitled ‘Through Abomination ‘Till Ecstasy’ at this location. More about ANIMA DAMNATA at www.animadamnata.com

September 04, 2017

Canadian old school Death Metallers KREMLIN (featuring past / present members of INFERNÄL MÄJESTY and OUTRE-TOMBE) will release their debut album "Decimation Of The Elites" via Godz Ov War Productions this fall. You can already check out one of the tracks (‘Babylon’s Regime’) over here. For more band information and updates go to www.facebook.com/kremlin999

Brazilian Death Metallers POISONOUS have just released a new 7" EP entitled "Coronation" via Crypts Of Eternity. It features two new songs (‘Unmerciful Coronation’ and ‘Darkness Reigns Supreme’). The "Perdition’s Den" full length (originally released on CD back in 2010 via Genocide Productions and as a vinyl LP in 2012 by Blood Harvest Records), was released in Europe for the first time on CD with a completely renewed layout via Caverna Abismal Records from Portugal. "Death Apparitions Of The Damned Souls", the band’s split release with DAEMONIC (which originally was released as a vinyl 12" in 2014) is also available on CD from Crypts Of Eternity and Dark Recollections as a regular jewel case and digipak version. The original POISONOUS line-up (Michael Hellriff – guitar / vocals, E. Evil – bass and Alex Rocha – drums) is currently finalizing the last details of their second album which is scheduled for a 2018 release. More about POISONOUS at www.facebook.com/pages/poisonous/224351417597130

September 02, 2017

On September 07, 2017 Iron Pegasus Records will release a demo compilation CD of Chile’s Death / Thrashers RIPPER entitled "The Exit / Destroy The World". It features the band’s two demos "The Exit" and "Destroy The World" plus a rare rehearsal session as bonus tracks. RIPPER will be touring Europe together with Swedish ENTRENCH in September. The tour kicks off on September 15, 2017 in Hamburg, Germany and ends on September 30, 2017 in Berlin, Germany. More about RIPPER at www.facebook.com/ripperchileoficial

This Winter Iron Pegasus Records will furthermore release the debut full length of Scottish Black Metallers VENOMWOLF (www.facebook.com/venomwolfmetal) and a 5 track mini album from German Black / Speed Metallers MEGATHÉRION. MEGATHÉRION features EURYNOMOS guitarplayer Aethon and bassplayer Magma and the original vocalist from German Black / Thrashers CRUEL FORCE. London based blackend Death Metallers NECROMANIAC (www.facebook.com/necromaniacuk) will also release a 7" EP entitled "Subterranean Death Rising" through Iron Pegasus later this year.

Denver, Colorado based Death Metallers BLOODSTRIKE will release their sophomore album "Execution Of Violence" via Redefining Darkness Records on October 13, 2017. The album’s first single ‘Creeper’ is already streaming at this location. The album was produced by the band and Jeff Alexis, the mixing was done by John Bart Van Der Wal and it was mastered by Dan Swanö. The complete tracklist reads like this: ‘Procreating For Death’, ‘Creeper’, ‘Emptiness Of Life’, ‘Ministry Of Hate’, ‘Corpses For Dissection’, ‘Execution Of Violence’, ‘Detest Mortality’, ‘Whoremonger’, ‘Iron Rations’ and ‘Hell’s Wasteland’. More about BLOODSTRIKE at www.bloodstrikemetal.com or www.facebook.com/bloodstrikemetal

"Vermächtnis", the sixth album of German Black Metallers THYRGRIM, will be released via Trollzorn Records on September 29, 2017. An album trailer is already available at this location. The following tracks will appear on it: ‘Die Heilung Dieser Welt’, ‘Frühlingsdämmerung’, ‘Die Ewige Suche’, ‘Das Dunkel Meiner Seele’, ‘Ich Sehe Euch Brennen’, ‘Sklaven Eines Toten Gottes’, ‘Pfade Der Vergänglichkeit’, ‘Gefangen Im Wandel’, ‘Sterbend 3’, ‘Das Ende Einer Reise’ and ‘Offenbarung’. For all additional THYRGRIM information check out www.facebook.com/thyrgrim

Lexington, Kentucky based Black / Death Metal trio TOMBSTALKER will release a 7" entitled "Chaotic Devotion" via Boris Records on September 19, 2017. The EP features two new songs: ‘Scared To Death’ and ‘Treads Of War’. More information at www.facebook.com/tombstalkerband

On October 31, 2017 The Sinister Flame will release the two first studio recordings ("Forged In Blood" and "Still In The Grey Dying") from Italy’s Dark Occult Metallers SINOATH together with a live recording of the band’s very first gig from May 1991 on vinyl for the first time. It will be limited to 500 copies and comes as a double LP with a carton gatefold cover and lyrics. www.facebook.com/sinoathofficial

The debut full length of Chile’s COMMUNION "At The Announcement" will be released on CD via The Sinister Flame on October 01, 2017. A vinyl edition will follow later on as well. The band’s second album "The Communion" has just been released on CD / LP via Hells Headbangers Records (The Sinister Flame will handle the European distribution). Sound samples for both releases are available here and here. More about COMMUNION at www.facebook.com/communion-325760991219864