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October 30, 2018

L.A. Thrashers ANGER AS ART have released a lyric video for ‘Hammer, Blade And Twisting Fire’. You can check it out at this location. The track appears on the band’s upcoming live album "Fast As Fuck!", which you can pre-order right here. More about ANGER AS ART at www.facebook.com/angerasart

Italy’s Post-Black / Doom Metallers DEADLY CARNAGE have just released a video for the track ‘Ifene’ (from their last album "Through The Void, Above The Suns") over here. The album has just been reissued as a double vinyl edition via Snow Wave Records. For all additional DEADLY CARNAGE information visit www.facebook.com/deadlycarnage

October 28, 2018

Polish blackened Death Metallers MESMERIZED are about to release a new EP entitled "Extermination" via Psycho Records. It is the first release of the band since their last album "Antihuman Inferno" from 2011. More info and updates at www.facebook.com/wydawnictwo-psycho-139328649458036

October 26, 2018

Uppsala, Sweden based THIRD STORM have just released another track of their upcoming debut full-length "The Grand Manifestation" at this location. The album will be released on November 09, 2018 via Dark Descent Records and is supposed to be "a well-crafted blend of Black, Death, Doom and Thrash Metal". The following tracks will appear on the album: ‘Prima Mobilae’, ‘As the Stars Watched The Birth Of Eternity’, ‘The Third Thought From The Sun’, ‘Sapiens Fomulae’, ‘Through Eyes Of The Omnipresent’, ‘Forgotten Deity’, ‘Gorakaathuar’ and ‘In Wrath Enshrouded’. More about THIRD STORM at www.facebook.com/thirdstorm

HATE ETERNAL are streaming their upcoming new album "Upon Desolate Sands" in its entirety at this location now. It will be released via Season Of Mist today. The artwork was created by Eliran Kantor (TESTAMENT, ATHEIST, ARCHSPIRE) and the complete tracklist reads as follows: ‘The Violent Fury’, ‘What Lies Beyond’, ‘Vengeance Striketh’, ‘Nothingness Of Being’, ‘All Hope Destroyed’, ‘Portal Of Myriad’, ‘Dark Age Of Ruin’, ‘Upon Desolate Sands’ and ‘For Whom We Have Lost’. More HATE ETERNAL at www.facebook.com/hate.eternal

October 25, 2018

On December 21, 2018 Ván Records will release "The Scythe Of Cosmic Chaos", the new album from German Death Metallers SULPHUR AEON, on double vinyl, CD and digitally. You can already check out a first track (‘Yuggothian Spell’) right here. For all additional band info and updates visit www.facebook.com/sulphuraeon

Danish Black Metallers BLODARV will release their new full-length "The Illuminating Darkness" in spring 2019 via Soulseller Records on CD, 12" vinyl and digital formats. The album track ‘A Dark Trail Of Death’ is already streaming at this location. More BLODARV information at www.facebook.com/blodarvofficial

South German Death Metallers ORGANIC have released another track of their upcoming debut full-length "Carved In Flesh". You can check out ‘From Beyond’ at this location. The album will be released via Testimony Records on November 16, 2018 on CD, tape, limited LP (including 2 bonustracks; 100 copies on transparent blood red and 200 copies on black vinyl) and digitally. It was recorded and mixed at Sound Control Studio with Lukas Flarer. The full tracklist reads as follows: ‘Suffocate In Blood’, ‘Shrouded In Darkness’, ‘Frozen Meat Medal’, ‘Macabre Rites’, ‘Der Fotzenknecht’, ‘I, Soulless’, ‘Carved In Flesh’, ‘Carnal Absolution (Behind The Altar)’, ‘From Beyond’, ‘Death Battalion’ (vinyl bonus track) and ‘The Result Is To Collapse’ (vinyl bonus track). More about ORGANIC at www.facebook.com/organicdeathmetal

Spanish brutal Death Metallers GATHERING DARKNESS have just released a new four song 7" EP entitled "The Inexorable End" to celebrate their 20 years anniversary. It is streaming in its entirety at this location. More about GATHERING DARKNESS at www.facebook.com/gatheringdarknessofficial

"Tormentore", the forthcoming debut full length from brutal Death Metallers THE HERETICS FORK, is currently streaming in its entirety over here. The album will be released on October 31, 2018 via P2 Records. For ordering details check out https://p2loggia.bigcartel.com

On November 23, 2018 Horror Pain Gore Death Productions will release a 3-way split album between COATHANGER ABORTION, SACRIFICIAL SLAUGHTER and ROTTENNESS entitled "The Hate Divide". A track from each band is now available for streaming at the following links: COATHANGER ABORTION – "End Of Me", SACRIFICIAL SLAUGHTER – "The Hate Divide" and ROTTENNESS – "Altered Cabrón". The full tracklist for each band reads like this. COATHANGER ABORTION: ‘End Of Me’, ‘Chopped In Half’ (OBITUARY cover), ‘Beyond The Cemetery’ (CANNIBAL CORPSE cover) and ‘Hybrid Moments’ (MISFITS cover). SACRIFICIAL SLAUGHTER: ‘Heinous Homicide’, ‘Foetal Banishment’, ‘The Hate Divide’ and ‘The Separation Of Innocence’. ROTTENNESS: ‘Intro’, ‘Altered Cabrón’, ‘Grotesque’, ‘I Wanna Be Your Dog’ (THE STOOGES cover) and ‘Vote With A Bullet’ (CORROSION OF CONFORMITY cover). Additional band information at: www.facebook.com/coathangerabortionofficial, www.facebook.com/sacrificialslaughter, www.facebook.com/rottenness

October 24, 2018

Chicago, Illinois based blackened Death Metallers BLOOD OF THE WOLF have been signed by Horror Pain Gore Death Productions. On November 16, 2018 a double record collection entitled "Album I + II" will be released on CD and digitally. It features the band’s first full-length "I: The Law Of Retaliation" from 2015 and its follow-up "II: Campaign Of Extermination" from 2018. A stream of the track ‘Ours Is The Blood Of Courage’ is available here. More LOOD OF THE WOLF info at www.facebook.com/bloodofthewolfmusic

October 23, 2018

Swedish Death Metallers DEMONICAL have just premiered an old school, VHS style music video for the track ‘Sung To Possess’ at this location. The song is taken from the band’s latest album "Chaos Manifesto" which is out on Agonia Records. For all additional information visit www.demonical.net or www.facebook.com/demonicalofficial

Norwegian Black Metallers BLODHEMN have signed a deal with Soulseller Records. The band’s third full-length, "Mot Ein Evig Ruin", will be released this winter. The drums were recorded at Conclave and Earshot Studios, everything else at Over Evne Studios. The album was mixed by Øystein Brunn (BORKNAGAR) at Crosound Studios and mastered by Christian Idregard. A first track (‘Dra Te’ Helvete’) is already available for streaming here. The full tracklist reads like this: ‘Ruin’ (Intro), ‘Det Gjekk Ein Faen’, ‘Døgenikt’, ‘Østfront’, ‘Nordhavs Speil’, ‘Uante Krefter I Fra Nord’, ‘Dra Te’ Helvete’ and ‘Mot Midnatt’. More about BLODHEMN at www.facebook.com/blodhemnnorway

L.A. Thrashers ANGER AS ART have released a video of the band discussing the recording of the forthcoming live album "Fast As Fuck!" You can check it out right here. All further band information you will find at www.facebook.com/angerasart

October 22, 2018

Greek Black Metallers VARATHRON have released a lyric video for ‘Luciferian Mystical Awakening’ at this location. The song is taken from their new album "Patriarchs Of Evil" which has just been released via Agonia Records. More VARATHRON info at www.facebook.com/varathronofficial

Brazilian Black Metallers MYSTIFIER will kick off their upcoming European tour at the Dvorana Gustaf in Maribor (Slovenia) tomorrow. The tour will cover twelve more countries and ends at the Traffic Live in Rome (Italy) on November 18, 2018. More about MYSTIFIER at www.mystifier.com.br or www.facebook.com/mystifier666

October 20, 2018

Swedish old school blackened doomy Death / Thrash Metallers THIRD STORM have just released a new track from their upcoming full-length "A Grand Manifestation". You can listen to ‘As The Stars Watched The Birth Of Eternity’ at this location. The album will be released on November 09, 2018 via Dark Descent Records. For more information on THIRD STORM visit www.facebook.com/thirdstorm

Raw Skull Recordz in co-operation with Redefining Darkness Records will re-release "Visions Of The Firestorm Eclipse", the debut EP from US Death Metallers SKULLCRUSH, on CD (limited to 500 copies) and 12” vinyl (200 copies). It was originally released on cassette via Camo Pants Records and quickly sold out two pressings. Limited color options as well as ordering information will be announced soon via www.rawskullrecordz.com. More about SKULLCRUSH at www.facebook.com/skullcrushusdm

October 17, 2018

Baltimore, Maryland based brutal Death Metallers VISCERAL DISGORGE have been signed by Agonia Records. On October 21, 2018 the band will start a North American tour with SUFFOCATION, CATTLE DECAPITATION and KRISIUN in Wantagh, New York. The tour will end on November 17, 2018 in Reading, Pennsylvania. You can watch the tour trailer at this location. More about VISCERAL DISGORGE at www.facebook.com/visceraldisgorge

Santiago, Chile based Death Metallers PULVERIZED have released their debut album "Monuments Of Misanthropy" via Krucyator Productions on October 13, 2018. It is currently streaming in its entirety at this location. For all additional band information visit www.facebook.com/pulverizedchile

October 16, 2018

The self-titled AU-DESSUS debut has just been re-issued via Les Acteurs de l’Ombre Productions on digipak CD and limited edition gatefold vinyl. It was originally released on Witching Hour Productions back in 2015. More band info at www.facebook.com/audessusabove

Finnish Death Metallers CORPSESSED are now streaming ‘Endless Plains Of Dust’, a track off the band’s upcoming new album "Impetus Of Death", at this location. The album will be released on November 23, 2018 via Dark Descent Records. More about CORPSESSED at www.facebook.com/corpsessed

October 15, 2018

Los Angeles based Thrashers ANGER AS ART will release their first live album on November 23, 2018 via Malevolence Records. It is entitled "Fast As Fuck!" and was recorded on February 03, 2018 at ChiCali Lounge in Monterey Park, California. The album features 16 tracks, including three new studio tracks as a bonus. The complete tracklist reads like this: ‘Gods Of Hate’, ‘Aim For The Heart’, ‘I Create Your God’, ‘Tombward’, ‘Unknowing Undead’, ‘Race For The War’, ‘Time Devours Life’, ‘The Crush’, ‘Hammer Blade And Twisting Fire’, ‘Two Minutes Hate’, ‘Dim Carcosa’, ‘Never Forgive, Never Forget’ and ‘Head Of The Snake’. The studio bonus tracks are: ‘Everybody Dies’, ‘Vicious Intent’ and ‘Matriarch’ (MONTROSE cover). "Fast As Fuck!" was was produced and engineered by Ronald Sandoval, the bonus songs were recorded at Rev Studios in Chino, California in the Summer of 2018. A video interview with ANGER AS ART during which the members discuss the ‘Vicious Intent’ single, as well as a little history about the band, can be viewed at this location. All additional ANGER AS ART info at www.facebook.com/angerasart

October 12, 2018

After having already re-issued "Hail Infernal Darkness" (on vinyl) and "Feeding Hell’s Furnace" (on cassette) French Krucyator Productions recently also re-issued the DRAWN AND QUARTERED debut album "To Kill Is Human" and the demo "Proliferation Of Disease" on CD. For ordering details check out www.krucyatorproductions.com. More about DRAWN AND QUARTERED at www.facebook.com/drawnandquartered

German Occult Death Metallers GRIMOIRE DE OCCULTE will release their debut full length "Wisdom Of The Dead" on December 31, 2018 via Dunkelheit Produktionen (CD, tape and digitally). The vinyl edition will follow on January 25, 2019. Two of the songs are already available for streaming right here. The album was recorded from October to November 2017 by R.S. and GRIMOIRE DE OCCULTE. It was mixed and mastered by M. Dahmen at Liquid Aether Audio from November 2017 to January 2018. More band info you will find at www.facebook.com/grimoiredeocculte

October 11, 2018

German blackened Death Metallers ICHOR will release their fourth full-length "Hadal Ascending" on December 07, 2018 via Unholy Conspiracy Deathwork (CD, digital) and Wooaaargh Records (vinyl). The album was recorded, mixed and mastered at Hertz Studio in Poland (BEHEMOTH, HATE, DECAPITATED, VADER) and the cover artwork was painted by Par Olofsson (ABORTED, THE FACELESS, IMMORTAL). A first track (‘In Ecstasy’) is already playing at this location. The complete "Hadal Ascending" tracklist reads like this: ‘Paradise Or Perdition’, ‘Tales From The Depths’, ‘Black Incantation’, ‘In Ecstasy’, ‘A Glowing In The Dark’, ‘Black Dragons’, ‘Architect Of The Portal’, ‘The March’, ‘Children Of The Sea’ and ‘Conquering The Stars’. For all additional ICHOR information visit www.facebook.com/ichorofficial

Norwegian Black Metallers MAYHEM will re-release a remastered edition of their "Grand Declaration Of War" album on December 07, 2018 via Season Of Mist. To get a taste of the new edition check out a special made video right here. Jaime Gomez Arellano, who remastered the album at Orgone Studios in the UK, issued the following statement about the intention behind it: "It was a challenging remix to do, starting with the now obsolete format it was recorded in (ADAT). When we got the tapes, they were sent to a tape transfer specialist here in the UK and they were in a tape incubator for a couple of days to ensure the the tapes weren’t destroyed when played back on the ADAT deck (tape doesn’t age well if not stored correctly). Although the overall recording of "Grand Declaration Of War" was done to a very high standard, the main two things that bugged me was the drum sound and the overall crispiness / digital thin-sound of it (ADAT’s don’t sound very good IMO). The biggest challenge (you guessed it) was the drums. Hellhammer recorded on an early Roland Vdrum kit with real cymbals. Back then those clicky, super compressed drum sounds were cool, but I think most of us agree these days that it’s an unnatural sound and the samples themselves weren’t that good. I had to split each tom hit into a separate track, which was very time consuming. I literally had to go pretty much though every drum hit to make sure the new samples were triggering correctly and believe me, there are A LOT of drum hits on this album. My goal was to make it sound more like a real kit. After much work and refining, Hellhammer came to visit me at my studio for a few days where we went through every drum track to ensure it was accurate to his performance. The bass guitar pretty much didn’t exist on this album! After bringing it it forward and beefed it up, I was surprised to hear some very cool bass lines that I’ve never noticed before. The recorded guitar sounds were killer actually, they were just a little thin and crispy so I gave them more “body” and a bit more “warmth” without hindering Rune’s quantum precision. I was told by Rune that Maniac didn’t want any changes to his voice and I totally respect that. I painstakingly compared the original album vocal effects and levels to preserve it as close as I could. I ended up mastering the album to analogue tape to get a bit more warmth, depth and bottom end. I hope you all enjoy this new mix of this legendary album!" MAYHEM will also release a very special leather boxset, containing both LP versions of "Grand Declaration Of War", the 12" LPs of "Chimera" (2004) and "Ordo Ad Chao" (2007)’, the 10" EP of "Wolf’s Liar Abyss" (1997) and two 10" EPs containing never released bonus tracks. More MAYHEM at www.facebook.com/mayhemofficial

October 09, 2018

On December 14, 2018 German old school Death Metallers DEMONBREED will release a new mini album via Testimony Records. The follow-up to their 2016 debut full-length "Where Gods Come To Die" will be entitled "Hunting Heretics" and features the following five new tracks: ‘Fear The Verdict’, ‘Deadly Superstition’, ‘Confessions In Fire’, ‘Suprema’ and ‘Hunting Heretics’. The material was recorded and produced by guitarist Fernando Thielmann who also plays drums on this release. The lyrical concept deals with the era of the inquisition and the persecution of heretics. The title track ‘Hunting Heretics’ is already streaming right here. More DEMONBREED info at www.facebook.com/demonbreedofficial

October 04, 2018

Småland, Sweden based Black Metallers BLOOD OF SERPENTS have released their sophomore album "Sulphur Sovereign" a week ago via Non Serviam Records. A video for the opening track ‘Mater Tenebris’ is now streaming right here. A full album stream is furthermore available at this location. More about BLOOD OF SERPENTS at www.facebook.com/bloodofserpents

Horror Pain Gore Death Productions have signed Washington D.C.’s Grindcore act NO/MÁS. The band’s new album "Raíz Del Mal" will be released on November 02, 2018 on CD, cassette and digitally. The following tracks will appear on it: ‘Case Study’, ‘Victim Of Circumstance’, ‘Vanity’, ‘Bloodwork’, ‘Fuck You’, ‘Raíz Del Mal’, ‘La Muerte No Tiene Edad’, ‘Vulnerable’, ‘Dwell’ and ‘VI’. A stream of ‘Victim Of Circumstance’ is available here. Blake Harrison of PIG DESTROYER guests on the album. For all additional information visit www.facebook.com/nomasgrind

October 03, 2018

HATE ETERNAL are now streaming ‘All Hope Destroyed’, the third track from their forthcoming new full length "Upon Desolate Sands", at this location. The album will be released on October 26, 2018 via Season Of Mist. Mastermind Erik Rutan comments: "’All Hope Destroyed’ is an anomaly on the new record. Controlled chaos yet unbridled insanity with a dramatic melodic ending. As the song builds into a frenzy it ends with a epic finale. It encapsulates so much of who HATE ETERNAL are musically, but also explores a bit of new territory never fully realized before. This song is a unique entity on the new HATE ETERNAL album and one I believe truly shines on "Upon Desolate Sands"." More about HATE ETERNAL at www.facebook.com/hate.eternal

October 02, 2018

Polands Black / Death Metallers BEHEMOTH have released another video from their upcoming new album "I Loved You At Your Darkest". You can check out ‘Bartzabel’ at this location.The album will be released next Friday, October 05, 2018. More about BEHEMOTH at www.facebook.com/behemoth

Swedish Death Metallers VANHELGD are streaming a new song, entitled ‘Profaned Is The Blood Of The Covenant’ right here. It is taken off the band’s upcoming fifth full-length album "Deimos Sanktuarium", which will be out on October 12, 2018 on LP, CD and digitally through Dark Descent Records (North America) and Pulverised Records (Europe). More about VANHELGD at www.vanhelgd.com or www.facebook.com/vanhelgd

Eastern Sierra based blackened Death Metallers VALDUR have released a song from their forthcoming album "Goat Of Iniquity". ‘Divine Halls Of Obscurity: Part II’ is playing at this location now. "Goat Of Iniquity" will be released on October 19, 2018 via Bloody Mountain Records. For more VALDUR information visit www.facebook.com/valdur-54163319709

October 01, 2018

The new CHAPEL OF DISEASE album "…And As We Have Seen The Storm, We Have Embraced The Eye" will be released on November 23, 2018 via Ván Records. The following tracks will appear on it: ‘Void Of Words’, ‘Oblivious – Obnoxious – Defiant’, ‘Song Of The Gods’, ‘Null’, ‘1.000 Different Paths’ and ‘The Sound Of Shallow Grey’. The song ‘Null’ can already be streamed right here. More band information at www.facebook.com/chapelofdisease

Season of Mist have signed Finnish Black Metallers URN. The band is currently in the studio for the recordings of their next full length album, which will be released sometime in 2019. Their 2017 album "The Burning" is still available for streaming at the band’s official Bandcamp page. More URN information you will find at www.facebook.com/urnofficial

Besides the upcoming fourth ARES KINGDOM full length "By The Light Of Their Destruction", which will be released in Spring 2019, the band will also release four online only retrospective EPs the next couple of months. These EPs will feature specially selected tracks from the ARES KINGDOM discography (including albums, singles and compilations), along with previously unreleased live soundboard tracks, recorded at the Metal Threat Fest in Chicago in July 2016. All EPs will be available through their Bandcamp page for free unlimited streaming. The first one, entitled "The Dust Of Ages", is now available. More about ARES KINGDOM at www.areskingdom.com or www.facebook.com/ares-kingdom-97935152280