» News Archive January 2018

January 31, 2018

Dutch Death Metallers SEVERE TORTURE have parted ways with drummer Seth van de Loo recently. The band issued the following statement about the split: "2017 has passed. That year marked the 20th anniversary of SEVERE TORTURE. It was no time for celebration, but a year of reflection and intense soul searching. This ultimately led to Seth’s decision to part ways with us. As one of the band’s founding members, Seth will always be part of the family and we genuinely thank him for 20 years of dedication, inspiration, and creativity! SEVERE TORTURE are about one thing: Death Metal! That being said, the band will continue to go on and we are now looking for a new drummer to join us to record and tour." SEVERE TORTURE are currently checking out new drummers, so interested drummers can still contact them via www.facebook.com/severetorture

"Morgue Mutilations", the 2006 debut full-length from Chicago, Illinois based Death Metallers CARDIAC ARREST, has been re-released on vinyl via Transcending Records. A CD re-issue with bonus tracks will be released in early 2018 as well. A "Morgue Mutilations" promo video can be checked out here. More about CARDIAC ARREST at www.facebook.com/cardiacarrestdeathmetal

THE GROTESQUERY will release their fourth album "The Lupine Anathema" through Xtreem Music on April 06, 2018. A first track (‘By Feral Ways’) has already been posted at this location. The full tracklist reads as follows: ‘Under The Curse Of The Full Moon’, ‘By Feral Ways’, ‘Wrath Of The Garvulves (By The Eyes Of Moonlight)’, ‘Advent Of The Werewolves’, ‘The Faceless God’, ‘As Death Dies’, ‘The Beast Of The Bayou (Night Of The Rougarou)’, ‘Dark Cry Of The Wolf’, ‘Ithaqua The Wind Walker’ and ‘Bloodcurdling Tales’. For all additional band information visit www.facebook.com/thegrotesquery

January 30, 2018

"The Funereality", the 2017 debut demo of New York City based Death Metallers FUNERAL LEECH, will be re-released via Testimony Records on March 01, 2018 on limited tapes (20 red and 80 clear copies). The Testimony Records version features an exclusive bonus track entitled ‘The Void’. A full stream of the tape is already available here. More about FUNERAL LEECH at www.facebook.com/funeralleech

On April 13, 2018 Greyhaze Records will re-release "The Unholy One", the 1992 Cogumelo Records debut album by Brazil’s Death / Black Metallers EXPULSER on CD, LP and cassette. It was remastered from the original master reels, with restored and expanded artwork (including liner notes by founding member Alessandro Lima). The LP version will feature 180g vinyl as well as a double insert and poster, while the CD version also includes the tracks from the "Fornications" EP as bonus. A promo video for the bonus track ‘Vomiting In Paradise’ is available at this location. For all additional information and pre-order details check out www.greyhazerecords.com

Newly founded Italian / Czech / Slovakian blackened Doom / Deathers DEPTHS ABOVE (featuring members / ex-members of INFERNO, BHAGAVAT and DESERT WITCH) have released a first song entitled ‘Descent’ right here. The band is currently working on their debut album, which will be released in the first half of 2018. All further DEPTHS ABOVE info at www.facebook.com/depthsabove

January 27, 2018

Netherlands dark Death Metal duo GRIM FATE will release their first EP “Emerging From The Crypt” on March 26, 2018 via Chaos Records. It was recorded, mixed and mastered at Triple Seis Sound and the artwork was created by Grasenstyle Blood Artworks. For all additional band info check out www.facebook.com/grimfatedeathmetal

US based Death / Black Metallers CAST THE STONE have been signed by Agonia Records. The band consists of guitarist Mark Kloeppel (MISERY INDEX), bassist Derek Engemann (SCOUR / CATTLE DECAPITATION), drummer Jesse Schobel (LEGEND / SCOUR) and vocalist Andrew Huskey. All further CAST IN STONE information at www.facebook.com/castthestoneofficial

ROTTING CHRIST have just issued the previously unreleased track ‘I Will Not Serve’ (that will be included as a bonus on their upcoming best of double CD compilation "Their Greatest Spells") at this location. The album will be out on March 23, 2018 via Season Of Mist. More about ROTTING CHRIST at www.facebook.com/rotting-christ-290468585669

"Sadistic Iterations… Tales From Mental Rearrangement", the second full length from Portuguese technical Death Metallers UNDERSAVE, will be out on March 26, 2018 via Chaos Records. The album was produced, mixed and recorded by UNDERSAVE and Paulo Veiria at the band’s rehearsal room and Brugo Sound studios. The artwork and layout was supplied by Steven Wilson (Unknow Relic). More UNDERSAVE information at www.facebook.com/undersave

January 26, 2018

Sweden’s progressive Death Metallers USURPRESS have released a six-minute video documentary, portraying their ucpoming fourth album "Interregnum", at this location. The movie was filmed by Jimmy Johansson (Super Lino Puro). "Interregnum" was recorded and mixed at Dugout Productions studio (SOILWORK, BEHEMOTH, IN FLAMES, DARK FUNERAL) in the band’s hometown Uppsala, Sweden and will be released on February 23, 2018 via Agonia Records. The following tracks will appear on it: ‘A Place In The Pantheon’, ‘Interregnum’, ‘In Books Without Pages’, ‘Late In The 11:th Hour’, ‘Ships Of Black Glass (I: Shards, II: Black Echo)’, ‘The Iron Gates Are Melting’ and ‘The Vagrant Harlot’. More about USURPRESS at www.facebook.com/usurpress

Finnish Doom / Deathers HOODED MENACE are streaming their upcoming new album "Ossuarium Silhouettes Unhallowed" in its entirety at this location now. It will be released via Season Of Mist on January 26, 2018. The artwork has been created by Adam Burke (SÓLSTAFIR, PORTRAIT) and the tracklist reads like this: ‘Sempiternal Grotesqueries’, ‘In Eerie Deliverance’, Cathedral Of Labyrinthine Darkness’, ‘Cascade Of Ashes’, ‘Charnel Reflections’ and ‘Black Moss’. For all further information check out www.facebook.com/hoodedmenace

January 24, 2018

Dutch Black Metallers SAMMATH have just released a live video for the song ‘Godless’. It was recorded at the Little Devil club in Tilburg on January 13, 2018 and can be watched right here. For all further band information check out www.facebook.com/sammath666

Italy’s Post Black / Doom Metallers DEADLY CARNAGE have finished the recordings of their new full length "Through The Void, Above The Suns" at Domination Studio with Simone Mularoni. The album will be released through ATMF later this year. More about DEADLY CARNAGE at www.facebook.com/deadlycarnage

Season Of Mist will release a ROTTING CHRIST double compilation CD entitled "Their Greatest Spells" on March 23, 2018. It features the best ROTTING CHRIST material (approved by frontman Sakis Tolis) as well as the new track ‘I Will Not Serve’. For all further information check out www.facebook.com/rotting-christ-290468585669

Greek epic Black Metallers VARATHRON will release their sixth full length "Patriarchs Of Evil" on April 27, 2018 via Agonia Records. The album was recorded, mixed and mastered by Achilleas Kalantzis (aka Achilleas C.) at Crown Audio Conspiracies and the drums were recorded at Infinite Loop Music Studio. The artwork and layout was designed by Juanjo Castellano. The following tracks will appear on it: ‘Tenebrous’, ‘Into The Absurd’, ‘Luciferian Mystical Awakening’, ‘Saturnian Sect’, ‘Remnants Of The Dark Testament’, ‘Hellwitch (Witches Gathering)’, ‘Orgasmic Nightmares Of The Arch Desecrator’ and ‘Ouroboros Dweller (The Dweller Of Barathrum)’. A teaser video for the release is available at this location. More VARATHRON at www.facebook.com/varathronofficial

"Invocation Of Moribund Spirits", the debut full length from Dutch Death Metallers ANARCHOS, was released at the end of last year via Morbid Skull Records in co-operation with Blood Harvest Records. It was recorded, mixed and mastered at Dirty Bird Studios by Fredde Kaddeth (MASSIVE ASSAULT, ENTRAPMENT, BURNING HATRED) and features the following nine tracks: ‘Far Beyond Infinity’, ‘Cursed Gift’, ‘Retribution Of The Doomed’, ‘Through Whom They Crawl’, ‘Dominions Of Blasphemy’, ‘Cold Funeral’, ‘Deformed Abomination’, ‘Initiating Lawless Rites’ and ‘Nacentes Morimur’. The ANARCHOS line-up consists of current and past members from ETERNAL SOLSTICE, BURNING HATRED, ULCERATE FESTER, SATANIC TYRANT and PROFLIGATE. The band’s debut EP "Descent Into The Maelström" was previously released through Vic Records in February 2014 on MCD and Murder Records in May 2014 on tape. All additional ANARCHOS info you will find at www.facebook.com/anarchos666

January 23, 2018

On March 16, 2018 War Anthem Records will release a compilation CD of German Death Metallers REVEL IN FLESH, entitled "Relics Of The Deathkult". It features 11 tracks that previously have only been available on 7" EPs or as vinyl bonustracks between 2012 until 2017. The CD will be available as a slipcase edition and includes a 12-page booklet with liner notes, rare photo material and additional info. The artwork and layout was created by Juanjo Castellano. A lyric video for the song ‘The Ending In Fire’ is available at this location. More about REVEL IN FLESH at www.facebook.com/revel-in-flesh-304228902958414

On February 16, 2018 Horror Pain Gore Death Productions will release a compilation CD from California based Death Metallers RUIN entitled "Plague Transmissions: Vol. I". It will feature the "Spread Plague Hell" demo 2015, tracks from split releases with VIOLATION WOUND, GHOULGOTHA, THY FEEBLE SAVIOUR and ANARCHUS, as well as material that originally appeared on the "Horrific Disgust" cassette compilation. You can check out the track ‘The Bends’ right here. More songs are available for streaming at https://ruindeath.bandcamp.com

Transcending Records have re-released "Depths Of Decay", the debut full-length from Virginia’s technical Death Metallers ROTTING OBSCENE on black and ‘ox blood’ red vinyl. You can download the digital version for free at this location.  More about ROTTING OBSCENE at www.facebook.com/rottingobscene

January 22, 2018

Lithuanian bestial Black Metallers LIVING ALTAR will release their new EP "Scythes Towards Psyche" via Inferna Profundus Records (as a jewel case CD) on February 12, 2018 and Rat King Records (pro-pressed tape) soon afterwards. The following tracks will appear on it: ‘Blindening Shower Of Light’, ‘Invert The Hearts’, ‘Universe Of Thralls’, ‘Altered States’, ‘Dawn Of Shadows’ and ‘Nekrokatarsis’. For all additional band information check out www.facebook.com/livingaltarbm or https://living-altar.bandcamp.com. Label contacts: www.ipr666shop.com, https://ratkingrecordsuk.bigcartel.com

On April 19, 2018 Blackest Ink will release "Tvoj Je Hram U Srcu Mom", the debut album from Serbia based ENDARKEN as jewel case CD and digitally. The first single ‘Ja, Sve I Svja’ can already be streamed at this location. All further band information at www.facebook.com/endarken

January 21, 2018

"Sermon To The Snake", the self-released debut EP from Indianapolis based based Death Metallers OBSCENE, will be re-released via Blood Harvest as a cassette edition on February 16, 2018. Horror Pain Gore Death Productions are offering the EP as a digital download at this location. For all additional OBSCENE information check out www.facebook.com/obscenedm

January 18, 2018

"From The Mouth Of Madness", the fourth album from JOHANSSON & SPECKMANN, will be released on March 30, 2018 via Soulseller Records on CD, LP and digitally. The duo has once again been backed up by drummer Brynjar Helgetun, who also took care of the mix and mastering, and lead guitarist Kjetil Lynghaug. The artwork was created by Roberto Toderico. The album opener ‘The Demons Night’ is already available for streaming at this location. The complete tracklist reads as follows: ‘The Demons Night’, ‘Is This Just Virtual?’, ‘Remove The Creep’, ‘Condemned’, ‘Why Fear’, ‘Heal The Strain’, ‘The Heathen Of The Night’, ‘The Fallen Angel’ and ‘Kill And Kill’. More info at www.facebook.com/johansson-speckmann-225899484206206

January 17, 2018

Spanish Death Metallers ATARAXY are streaming another new track, entitled ‘One Last Certainty’, at this location now. It is taken from the band’s forthcoming new album "When All Hope Fades" which will be released via Dark Descent Records on CD, cassette and digital on February 16, 2018. The vinyl edition will be released through Me Saco Un Ojo Records. Dark Descent Records previously already released the track ‘Matter Lost In Time’ over here. For all additional ATARAXY information check out www.facebook.com/ataraxy-281047751876

January 16, 2018

California based Death Metallers SKELETAL REMAINS will release their third album "Devouring Mortality" on April 13, 2018 via Dark Descent Records in North America and Century Media Records for the rest of the world. It was recorded at Trench Studios (ABYSMAL DAWN, EXHUMED, HIRAX, etc.) in California and mixed by Dan Swanö at Unisound Studio (ASPHYX, DISSECTION, BLOODBATH, etc.). The cover artwork was created by Dan Seagrave (ENTOMBED, MORBID ANGEL, PESTILENCE etc.). The album will include the following eleven new tracks: ‘Ripperology’, ‘Seismic Abyss’, ‘Catastrophic Retribution’, ‘Devouring Mortality’, ‘Torture Labyrinth’, ‘Grotesque Creation’, ‘Parasitic Horrors’, ‘Mortal Decimation’, ‘Lifeless Manifestation’, ‘Reanimating Pathogen’ and ‘Internal Detestation’. More about SKELETAL REMAINS at www.facebook.com/skeletalremainsdeathmetal

Poland’s VOIDHANGER will release their new album "Dark Days Of The Soul" on March 02, 2018 via Agonia Records. It was recorded, mixed and mastered in No Solace studio with M. of MGLA and the cover artwork was designed by Mentalporn (BEHEMOTH, ORIGIN, BLAZE OF PERDITION). The track ‘Death Wish’ is already available for streaming at this location. The complete tracklist reads like this: ‘Dark Days Of The Soul’, ‘Death Wish’, ‘Naprzód Donikad!’, ‘High On Hate’, ‘Man Of Dark Secrets’, ‘The Void Is Where The Heart Is’, ‘War Is Certain, Peace Is Not’ and ‘Hailing The Devil In Me’. For all additional information check out www.facebook.com/voidhangerofficial

January 15, 2018

Caco-Deamon Records have just released the debut demo from German old school Death Metallers SOULDEVOURER. The tape, simply entitled "Demo", features 3 own songs and a cover of the DEATH classic ‘Evil Dead’. It is limited to 50 copies (25 brown, 25 blood red) and comes with a two-sided pro-printed inlay and hand-numbered linen certificate inked with pig blood & ash. More band info at www.facebook.com/souldevourer-467022526816848, for ordering details check out http://cacodaemonrecords.bigcartel.com

January 13, 2018

Atlanta, Georgia based old school Death Metallers MALFORMITY have just released a vinyl 7" via Boris Records entitled "The Rapturous Unraveling". It is entirely available for streaming at this location. For more MALFORMITY info check out www.facebook.com/malformity

Swedish Death / Grinders GENERAL SURGERY will be headlining SCHOONEBEEK DEATHFEST on September 01, 2018. Other acts to appear on the bill are ENTRAILS, GRAVEBOMB, DEPARTED SOULS, PHRENELITH, GRAVESTONE, AEON OF DISEASE and GRACELESS. Tickets are limited to 400 in total, so you better be quick and order them here. More details about the festival at www.facebook.com/schoonebeekdeathfest

January 12, 2018

The new JUST BEFORE DAWN album "Tides Of Blood" will be released via Raw Skull Recordz in April. It features guest vocals / solos by David Ingram, Teddy Möller, Joakim Mikiver, Ralf Hauber, Samuel Englund, Matias Nastolin, Daniel Gustavsson, Gustav Myrin, Mattias Parkkila, Marco de Bruin and Håkan Stuvemark. A limited vinyl edition (300 copies – 200 on black and 100 on white / black marbled vinyl) will be available as well. For pre-order details check out www.rawskullrecordz.org, more band info at www.facebook.com/justbeforedawntheycame

Norwegian blackened Thrash / Heavy Metallers SUSPERIA (featuring former members of DIMMU BORGIR, SATYRICON and OLD MAN’S CHILD) have just released a first single from their new album "The Lyricist". You can check out the lyric video for ‘I Entered’ at this location. The album was recorded at three different studios in Norway between February 2015 and May 2016 and mixed and mastered at Strand Studio (CHROME DIVISION, THE WRETCHED END, IN VAIN) by Marius Strand. The cover design and artwork was created by Vincent Fouquet. The complete tracklist reads like this: ‘I Entered’, ‘Heretic’, ‘The Lyricist’, ‘My Darkest Moment’, ‘Day I Died’, ‘Void’, ‘Feed The Fire’, ‘Whore Of Man’ and ‘Come Alive’. "The Lyricist" will be released on March 16, 2018 via Agonia Records. For all further information check out www.facebook.com/susperiaofficial

Boston Death Metallers SCAPHISM are streaming the track ‘Malapropos Cardiectomy’ (off the band’s new album "Unutterable Horrors") at this location now. The album will be released via Horror Pain Gore Death Records today. All additional SCAPHISM info at www.facebook.com/scaphism

January 09, 2018

Indianapolis based old school Death Metallers OBSCENE will release their debut EP "Sermon To The Snake" on January 19, 2018 as a digital download. The band features current and ex – members of ACHERON, BLACK GOAT OF THE WOODS and BODDICKER. The track ‘Shadow Burial’ is already streaming at this location. More about OBSCENE www.facebook.com/obscenedm

Chicago’s USURPER have inked a deal with Soulseller Records. The band will record their sixth, as of yet untitled, full-length album in April / May 2018. For more USURPER information and regular updates check out www.facebook.com/usurper.chicago

On March 02, 2018 Soulseller Records will re-release "Antichrist", the second album from Norwegian Black Metallers GORGOROTH, on CD and various limited vinyl editions with original artwork. More about GORGOROTH at www.facebook.com/gorgorothofficial

The early works of New Zealand’s defunct Black Metallers DEMONIAC ("The Birth Of Diabolic Blood" demo and "Rehearsal 13/7/93") will be released on limited LP (300 copies), CD (666 copies) and in digital formats via Soulseller Records on March 30, 2018. For more info and pre-order details go to www.soulsellerrecords.com

Finnish Death / Doom Metallers HOODED MENACE are streaming a new track entitled ‘Sempiternal Grotesqueries’ at this location now. It is taken from their forthcoming new album "Ossuarium Silhouettes Unhallowed", which will be released on January 26, 2018 via Season Of Mist. The album’s artwork has been created by Adam Burke (SÓLSTAFIR, PORTRAIT) and the complete tracklist reads as follows: ‘Sempiternal Grotesqueries’, In Eerie Deliverance’, ‘Cathedral Of Labyrinthine Darkness’, ‘Cascade Of Ashes’, ‘Charnel Reflections’ and ‘Black Moss’. For all additional info check www.facebook.com/hoodedmenace

On February 23, 2018 Agonia Records will release "Interregnum", the fifth full length from Swedish USURPRESS as digipak CD, black and limited gold LP (limited to 125 copies) and digitally. The first single ‘In Books Without Pages’ can already be listened to here. The album was recorded and mixed at Dugout Productions studio (SOILWORK, BEHEMOTH, IN FLAMES, DARK FUNERAL, etc.) in Uppsala, Sweden. The following tracks will appear on it: ‘A Place In The Pantheon’, ‘Interregnum’, ‘In Books Without Pages’, ‘Late In The 11:th Hour’, ‘Ships Of Black Glass (I: Shards, II: Black Echo)’, ‘The Iron Gates Are Melting’ and ‘The Vagrant Harlot’. All further USURPRESS info at www.facebook.com/usurpress

January 08, 2018

Argentina’s THE EVIL DEAD have just released a video for ‘Electric Evil Revisited’ at this location. The track appears on their last album "Earth Inferno", which came out via Witches Brew last year (limited die hard tape editions will be out soon via Iron Hammer Records). The band commented on the video as follows: “We went through the vaults and found some old footage from the 2007-2014 period in which the song was gestated, seemed fitting for it . So, get some cold beers, smoke em if you got em, crank the volume up and do as you will. Enjoy the video, it’s for you guys.” More about THE EVIL DEAD at www.facebook.com/theevildeadargentina

January 06, 2018

On February 23, 2018 DESTRÖYER 666 will release a new EP entitled "Call Of The Wild". It contains three brand new songs (‘Violence Is Golden’, ‘Stone By Stone’ and ‘Call Of The Wild’) plus a re-recording of their classic and live favourite ‘Trialed By Fire’. The title-track is already streaming at this location. More about DESTRÖYER 666 at www.facebook.com/destroyer666page

Swedish Death Metallers CREEPING FLESH have just released a video for ‘Trench Apostasy’ right here. The track is taken from their 2016 demo "Scorched" which is still streaming in its entirety at the band’s Bandcamp site. For all additional CREEPING FLESH information visit www.facebook.com/creepingflesh

Dusktone have signed Italian Death / Black Metallers RUST. The band features members of ENISUM, IN CORPORE MORTIS, PHENRIS and GRAVE-T. The RUST debut album "Urstoff" will be released in early 2018. More details will be revealed soon. For regular updates check out www.facebook.com/dusktone

January 03, 2018

On January 15, 2018 Godz Ov War Productions will release the CD edition of the self-titled debut EP from Lexington, Kentucky based Death / Doom Metallers ROTTING KINGDOM. A limited tape edition was already released via Morbid Records, Boris Records are working on a 12” vinyl release. The whole material was recorded at Sneak Attack Studios with Jason Groves and the album cover is a reprint of a painting by Swedish painter Joseph Magnus Stäck. A full EP stream is available here. More about Rotting Kingdom at www.facebook.com/rottingkingdom

To celebrate their twentieth anniversary Polish Death / Black Metallers STILLBORN will re-release their first two demos "Mirrormaze" and "Die In Torment 666" on a limited edition CD (300 copies), with two previously unreleased tracks from the demo sessions via Godz Ov War. The cover, artwork and whole layout was handled by Bartek Kurzok. A special booklet features hardly known stuff from 1998-2001, from the band’s archives. The complete tracklist reads like this: ‘Crave For Killing’, ‘Hefaystos’, ‘Die In Torment’, ‘Nailed Hessus’, ‘Mirrormaze’, ‘Morphine Laboratory’, ‘Stillborn’, ‘Artror City’, ‘Molestation’, ‘Iconoclast’ ("Mirromaze" era version), ‘Keep Dying’, ‘Blasphemous Perversion’, ‘Whore’, ‘Millenium Of Hatred’, ‘Blood, Chains & Whips’, ‘Iconoclast’ ("Die In Torment 666" era version) and ‘God Is Good’. The band’s new EP "Crave For Killing" will be released in early spring 2018 as a limited 12” MLP, limited jewel case CD and limited MC. More info at: www.facebook.com/stillborn.pol

Italy’s Death Metallers DOMINHATE have released lyric and drum play-through videos for ‘Faith Delirius Imago’ (a song taken from their "Emissaries Of Morning" EP) at these locations: lyric video, drum play-through video. "Emissaries Of Morning" was released via Lavadome Productions in 2016 on CD and digital formats. It can still be streamed in its entirety at this location. More DOMINHATE information at www.facebook.com/dominhate

Wichita, Kansas based Doom / Death trio BESTIALORD (featuring current and ex – members of MANILLA ROAD and SANCTUS INFERNUM) have just released their H.P. Lovecraft and Horror Movie inspired debut album "Law Of The Burning" via Symbol Of Domination Productions (Russia) in co-operation with Cimmerian Shade Recordings (USA). A full album stream is available right here. For all additional BESTIALORD information check out www.facebook.com/bestialord-1353079071382901