» News Archive November 2018

November 30, 2018

Spanish Doom / Death Metallers ONIROPHAGUS will release their second full length "Endarkenment (Illumination Through Putrefaction)" on February 19, 2019 through Xtreem Music. The band went through some line-up changes since their first album "Prehuman" (2013) but according to their label "still managed to retain the essence of their sound, turning it even heavier and darker." The cover artwork was created by Ars Moriendee (NEUROSIS, HARAKIRI FOR THE SKY, CONVERGE) and the tracklist reads as follows: ‘Book Of The Half Men’, ‘Dark River’, ‘Dystanasia’ and ‘Endarkenment (Part I: Putrefaction, Part II: Nibbida, Part III: Illumination)’. The song ‘Dark River’ is already streaming at this location. More about ONIROPHAGUS at www.facebook.com/onirophagus

November 29, 2018

ROTTING CHRIST have just premiered a first track from their upcoming new album "The Heretics". You can check out the lyric video for ‘Fire, God And Fear’ at this location. The album was recorded at Pentagram Studios in Athens, Greece with producer Sakis Tolis and mixed by Jens Borgen at Fascination Street Studios in Sweden. The artwork was created by Maximos Manolis and the full tracklist reads like this: ‘In The Name Of God’, ‘Vetry Zlye (Ветры злые)’, ‘Heaven And Hell And Fire’, ‘Hallowed Be Thy Name’, ‘Dies Irae’, ‘I Believe (ΠΙΣΤΕΥΩ)’, ‘Fire God And Fear’, ‘The Voice Of The Universe’, ‘The New Messiah’ and ‘The Raven’. "The Heretics" will be released on February 15, 2019 via Season of Mist. More ROTTING CHRIST info at www.facebook.com/rotting-christ-290468585669

November 28, 2018

On March 08, 2019 MISERY INDEX will release their sixth full-length "Rituals Of Power" via Season of Mist. The artwork was created by Raphael Gabrio and the tracklist reads like this: ‘Universal Untruths’, ‘Decline And Fall’, ‘The Choir Invisible’, ‘New Salem’, ‘Hammering The Nails’, ‘Rituals Of Power’, ‘They Always Come Back’, ‘I Disavow’ and ‘Naysayer’. In March / April 2019 MISERY INDEX will be touring Europe in support of the album together with WORMROT and TRUTH CORRODED. For more information and regular updates follow MISERY INDEX at www.facebook.com/miseryindex

Italy’s technical brutal Death Metallers HOUR OF PENANCE have been signed by Agonia Records. The band is currently on the final lap of writing songs for the as yet untitled album, which is set for a 2019 release. The present HOUR OF PENANCE line-up consists of guitarist and longest serving member Giulio Moschini, singer and guitarist Paolo Pieri, bassist Marco Mastrobuono and drummer Davide Billia (BEHEADED). More band information at www.facebook.com/hourofpenance

Lithuania based STRANGULIATORIUS will release their second album "Rope, Soap, Tabouret" on December 28, 2018 via Horror Pain Gore Death Productions. The following tracks will appear on it: ‘Nine Nursemaids’, ‘Morgue Surgeons’, ‘Foretime Saints’, ‘Executioner’s Lament’, ‘Dream Of An Anthropologist’, ‘Architect Of Anger’, ‘The Performance Of A Sociopath’, ‘Happy Mothers Day’ and ‘Unrepeatable Ritual Of Death’. You can already check out the album track ‘Morgue Surgeons’ at this location. For all further STRANGULIATORIUS info visit www.facebook.com/stranguliatorius

November 27, 2018

Zurich, Switzerland based TRIUMPH OF DEATH will be playing HELLHAMMER’s music on stage in 2019. The band, that is supposed to be a very respectful and authentic tribute to HELLHAMMER, was founded by former HELLHAMMER / CELTIC FROST (and current TRIPTYKON, NIRYTH) member Tom Gabriel Warrior (vocals / guitar). The line-up is completed by Mia Wallace (NIRYTH, THE TRUE ENDLESS, KIRLIAN CAMERA) – bass, Michael Zech (SECRETS OF THE MOON, ODEM ARCARUM) – guitar / vocals and Alessandro Comerio (FORGOTTEN TOMB, THE TRUE ENDLESS, HIEMS) – drums. TRIUMPH OF DEATH will only play a few selected concerts and apart from considerations regarding the release of an occasional live EP, no new music will be recorded. An appearance at 2019’s edition of Hellfest (June 21, 2019 in Clisson, France) is already confirmed. More dates to follow.

November 25, 2018

To celebrate the band’s 35th anniversary Memento Mori will release a 2 CD compilation from Dutch Death / Thrashers THANATOS next year. It will feature the following recordings: "Speed Kills" (Demo 1984), "Rebirth" (Demo 1986), "The Day Before Tomorrow…" (Demo 1987), "Omnicoitor" (Demo 1989), "Unreleased Live Tape" (1985), "Pre-production Tape" (1991) and 2 old re-recorded songs (including a guest appearance from original 1984 band members). All songs have been digitalized from the original sources and were newly mastered. The cover art will be created by Mörtuus. The release date has been set for April 22, 2019. More info and updates at www.facebook.com/thanatos333

November 23, 2018

ROTTEN SOUND will be touring Europe again in February and March 2019 in support of their latest EP "Suffer To Abuse". The band will first support NAPALM DEATH on 4 Finnish dates, with 13 headliner gigs in 10 European countries to follow. Support on those shows will come from IMPLORE. More ROTTEN SOUND information at www.facebook.com/rottensoundofficial

Norwegian Death Metallers BLOOD RED THRONE have just released one of the tracks from their upcoming new album "Fit To Kill". You can check out the lyric video for ‘InStructed InSanity’ at this location. The album will be released in Spring 2019. For all additional info and regular updates follow the band at www.facebook.com/bloodredthroneofficial

November 22, 2018

French Death / Thrashers MORTAL SCEPTER will release their debut full length "Where Light Suffocates" on January 22, 2019 via Xtreem Music. The band released their first demo back in 2014, followed by the 6-song EP "As Time Sharpens the Sentence" in 2015 (through the Dark Descent Records sublabel Unspeakable Axe Records). The tracklist for "Where Light Suffocates" reads as follows: ‘A Ray Of Despair’, ‘Where Light Suffocates’, ‘Murder The Dawn’, ‘Lust Spells’, ‘Perish With The Flesh’, ‘The Carpathian Castle’, ‘Spear And Fang’, ‘Swallow Your Tongue’ and ‘…The Scepter Reigns’. An advance single is already streaming right here. For all further MORTAL SCEPTER information visit www.facebook.com/mortalscepter

November 20, 2018

CAIXÃO is a new band from Brazil, musically in the vein of SARCÓFAGO, SEPULTURA, HELLHAMMER, BATHORY and SODOM, with members and ex – members of POISONOUS, MORBID PERVERSION, IMPETUOUS RAGE, MYSTIFIER and GLOOMY MISANTHROPY. A pro-tape will be avaliable shortly via Diabolous Productions. You can already check out a digital version of "Black Coffin Entities" right here https://caixao.bandcamp.com

November 16, 2018

On January 18, 2019 Nuclear Blast Records will release the new MALEVOLENT CREATION album "The 13th Beast". It will be available as black and limited coloured vinyl LP (plus 4-page LP booklet), CD and digitally. The album was once again mixed and mastered by Dan Swanö at Unisound Studio and the cover artwork was created by German Latorres (who was already in charge of MALEVOLENT CREATION’s previous album “Dead Man’s Path" from 2015). "The 13th Beast" introduces the band’s brand new line-up, consisting of Phil Cancilla (drums), Josh Gibbs (bass), Phil Fasciana (guitars) and vocalist / guitarist Lee Wollenschlaeger (THRONE OF NAILS, IMPERIAL EMPIRE). The following tracks will be featured on "The 13th Beast": ‘End The Torture’, ‘Mandatory Butchery’, ‘Agony For The Chosen’, ‘Canvas Of Flesh’, ‘Born Of Pain’, ‘The Beast Awakened’, ‘Decimated’, ‘Bleed Us Free’, ‘Knife At Hand’, ‘Trapped Inside’ and ‘Release The Soul’. A first song from the album will be released on November 30, 2018. For all additional MALEVOLENT CREATION information and regular updates follow the band at www.facebook.com/malevolentcreation

November 15, 2018

Innsbruck, Austria based Crossover Party Thrashers INSANITY ALERT have released a video from their upcoming third full length "666-Pack". You can watch ‘All Mosh / No Brain’ at this location. The cover artwork was created by Mark Riddick and the album’s full tracklist reads like this: ‘Thirstkiller’, ‘The Body Of The Christ Is The Parasite’, ‘All Mosh / No Brain’, ‘Cobra Commander’, ‘Saturday Grind Fever’, ‘Echoes Of Death’, ‘Windmilli Vanilli’, ‘Stop… Slammertime!’, ‘Why So Beerious?’, ‘Mosh Mosh Mosh’, ‘One-Eye Is King (In The Land Of The Blind)’, ‘Welcome To Hell’, ‘Two Joints’, ‘Chronic State Of Hate’, ‘I Come / I Fuck Shit Up / I Leave’, ‘A Skullcrushin’ Good Time’, ‘The Ballad Of Slayer’, ‘Demons Get Out!’, ‘8 Bit Brutality’, ‘Death By Wrecking Ball’ and ‘Dark Energon’. "666-Pack" will be released on January 25, 2019 via Season Of Mist. More about INSANITY ALERT at www.facebook.com/insanityalert

Florida’s thrashing Death Punks FLESHREAPER have signed a deal with Horror Pain Gore Death Productions for the release of their second album "Blue Skies Laced With Pesticide" which will be released on December 07, 2018. You can already check out the album track ‘Of Rotten Mind’ right here. The following tracks will appear on it: ‘Of Rotten Mind’, ‘Face In The Window’, ‘Mental Waste’, ‘Ghosts Of Highway Dead (Thrill Ride)’, ‘Lunatics Eye’, ‘Soul Divided’, ‘The Magicians Grudge’, ‘She Worships Death’, ‘King Of The Whores’, ‘Blue Skies Laced With Pesticide’, ‘Armies Of The Dead’, ‘Rotting In The Corner Of Hell’, ‘Abducted By Shadows’ and ‘Graveyard Graffiti’. For all additional band information visit www.facebook.com/fleshreapermusic

November 13, 2018

On December 14, 2018 UK’s VENOM will release their 15th studio album via Spinefarm Records. It is entitled "Storm The Gates" and was produced by bassplayer / vocalist Conrad "Cronos" Lant himself. The album features the following tracks: ‘Bring Out Your Dead’, Notorious’, ‘I Dark Lord’, ‘100 Miles To Hell’, ‘Dark Night (Of The Soul)’, ‘Beaten To A Pulp’, ‘Destroyer’, ‘The Mighty Have Fallen’, ‘Over My Dead Body’, ‘Suffering Dictates’, ‘We The Loud’, ‘Immortal’ and ‘Storm The Gates’. VENOM will celebrate their 40th anniversary next year. The current line-up (Cronos – bass / vocals), Rage (guitars) and Danté (drums) is working together since 2009. More about VENOM at www.venomslegions.com or www.facebook.com/officialvenomband

November 09, 2018

Mexico / Cyprus based Black / Death Metallers FORBIDDEN RITES have just released their debut album "Pantheon Arcanum" via GrimmDistribution. The drums were recorded at Steel Fortress Studio in Nicosia, Cyprus and guitars, bass and vocals at Sound Village Studio in Toluca Mexico. It was mastered in Germany by Andy Classen (ROTTING CHRIST, ASPHYX, KRISIUN) at Stage One Studios in 2018. The artwork was created by Riaj Gragoth (Luciferium War Graphics). A full album stream is available at this location. More info at www.facebook.com/forbidden.rites

"A Grand Manifestation", the debut full-length from Sweden’s THIRD STORM, is now streaming in its entirety right here. It will be released via Dark Descent Records today. More about THIRD STORM at www.thirdstorm.nu or www.facebook.com/thirdstorm

Greek Black Metallers LUCIFER’S CHILD are streaming their entire new full length "The Order" at this location. The album will be out through Agonia Records today on digipak CD, black and transparent yellow vinyl LP and digitally. For all further band information visit www.facebook.com/luciferschildmusic

Swedish Thrash Metallers DEFIATORY recently filmed a video for the track ‘King In Yellow’, which appears on the band’s sophomore album "Hades Rising". It was released via Black Lion Records in May 2018. You can watch the video here. For all additional DEFIATORY info check out www.facebook.com/defiatory

November 08, 2018

Norwegian Black Metallers RAGNAROK have entered Sweden’s Endarker Studio (with Devo of MARDUK once again) to record their ninth, as yet untitled, full-length album. It is scheduled to be released in late May 2019 via Agonia Records. All instruments have already recorded and the vocals will be added in January. Later this month RAGNAROK will play at the Messe des Morts Festival in Montreal, Canada and have also been confirmed to appear at next year’s Inferno Metal Festival in Oslo, Norway on the April 19, 2019. More about RAGNAROK at www.facebook.com/ragnarokofficial

Finnish Death Metallers FESTERDAY are premiering a first track of their upcoming debut full length "Iihtallan". You can stream ‘Edible Excrement’ right here. The album will be released on January 04, 2019 via Season of Mist Underground Activists. The cover artwork was created by Christophe Moyen and the complete tracklist reads like this: ‘Intro – The Last Night Of The Earth’, ‘Edible Excrement’, ‘Tongues For Rotten Kisses’, ‘Kill Your Truth’, ‘Control Not Your Soul’, ‘Dreaming For The Dead’, ‘Vomiting Pestilence’, ‘Flowers Of Bones’, ‘Into The Void’, ‘Constructive Decomposition’, ‘Gravelove’, ‘The Human Race Disgrace’, ‘Your Saliva My Vagina’ and ‘Let Me Entertain Your Entrails’. All additional information you will find at www.facebook.com/festerday

Bangalore, India based blackened Death / Thrashers AEMPYREAN will release their debut EP "Fireborn" on December 01, 2018 via Cyclopean Eye Productions. You can listen to the EP track ‘Undying Scourge’ at this location. For all further band info check out www.facebook.com/aempyreanin

November 07, 2018

L.A. Thrashers ANGER AS ART have just released a lyric video for their new studio track ‘Everybody Dies’. The song appears as a bonus track on the band’s forthcoming live album "Fast As Fuck!" You can check out the video here. More about ANGER AS ART at www.facebook.com/angerasart

Baltimore, Maryland based brutal Death Metallers VISCERAL DISGORGE have posted a video of their drummer, William Denne, performing at The Riot Room in Kansas City, Missouri on October 29, 2018. The video was shot by Sick Drummer Magazine at VISCERAL DISGORGE’s ongoing North American tour with SUFFOCATION, CATTLE DECAPITATION and KRISIUN. You can watch the video at this location. For all additional information visit www.facebook.com/visceraldisgorge

November 06, 2018

British / American NWOBHM three-piece RAVEN will release a new live album via Steamhammer Records / SPV on January 18, 2019. It will be entitled "Screaming Murder Death From Above: Live In Aalborg" and the complete tracklist reads like this: ‘Destroy All Monsters’, ‘Hell Patrol’, ‘All For One’, ‘Hung Drawn And Quartered’, ‘Rock Until You Drop’, ‘A.A.N.S.M.M.G.N.’, ‘Tank Treads (The Blood Runs Red)’, ‘Faster Than The Speed Of Light’, ‘On And On’, ‘Break The Chain’ and ‘Crash Bang Wallop’. The album was recorded at the end of November 2017 at the Skråen club in Aalborg, Denmark and will be released as digipak CD, gatefold double vinyl LP as well as digitally. More about RAVEN at www.ravenlunatics.com or www.facebook.com/ravenbandofficial

On November 10, 2018 Old Temple will re-release "Darkside", the fourth full length from CHRIST AGONY from 1997. This new edition will come with an additional CD entitled "Darkness" which features nine bonus tracks (partly re-recorded, re-constructed and recovered material). The whole package will be available in a standard box with two golden CDs, all copies hand-numbered. Some songs are available for streaming at the Old Temple Bandcamp site. All further CHRIST AGONY information you will find at www.facebook.com/christagony

Malta’s Death Metallers BEHEADED will be entering Mk2 Recording Studio in December to record the successor to their "Beast Incarnate" full length from 2017. The mixing and mastering will be handled once again by Ronnie Björnström at Enhanced Audio Productions and the artwork will be created by Daemorph Art. The album will be released via Agonia Records in mid 2019, followed by an extensive European tour (including a number of major festivals). The title will be announced at a later stage. Vocalist Frank Calleja commented on the album as follows: ”We have recorded demos for 8/9 songs which we have shortlisted for this album, which stylistically will follow in the footsteps of "Beast Incarnate". We have had no line-up changes since 2015; that means we were able to allow ourselves to focus more on the songwriting as a unit, bringing in a stronger contribution from the newer members." For regular updates follow BEHEADED at www.facebook.com/beheadedmt

November 04, 2018

Finnish Death Metallers CORPSESSED have just released a video for ‘Graveborne’ at this location. The song is taken off the band’s upcoming new album "Impetus Of Death" which will be out on November 23, 2018 via Dark Descent Records. More about CORPSESSED at www.facebook.com/corpsessed

November 03, 2018

Norwegian Death Metallers BLOOD RED THRONE have just posted a teaser for their upcoming new album "Instructed Insanity" at this location. The album will be released sometime in 2019. More about BLOOD RED THRONE at www.facebook.com/bloodredthroneofficial

German Death Metallers ICHOR have published a video for "Tales From The Depths" over here. The song will appear on their upcoming fourth full length "Hadal Ascending", which will be released 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 created by Par Olofsson (ABORTED, THE FACELESS, IMMORTAL). Mentalporn (ORIGIN, IMMOLATION, HATE, BEHEMOTH) was responsible for the album’s layout. For all additional ICHOR information visit www.facebook.com/ichorofficial

American Death Metallers ARSIS have released a video for the track ‘Fathoms’. It is taken from the band’s sixth album "Visitant", which came out yesterday on Agonia Records (Europe / rest of the world) and Nuclear Blast Records (North / South / Central America). You can check it out at this location. "Visitant" was recorded, mixed and mastered at Audio Hammer Studio with producer Mark Lewis (WHITECHAPEL, DEVILDRIVER, CANNIBAL CORPSE). The cover artwork and layout was supplied by Mark Riddick (ARCH ENEMY, MORBID ANGEL, VARATHRON). All further information about ARSIS you will find at www.facebook.com/arsis

November 02, 2018

French Death Metallers NECROWRETCH will kick off their Asian tour in support of their latest album "Satanic Slavery" at the Morbid Metal Fest in Singapore today. Frontman Vlad comments on the tour as follows: "We are back in Asia to deliver our pure satanic Death Metal. Many people are waiting for us for many years, and we’re really glad to establish a connection with this part of the world. Due to others issues and commitments, Desecrator and Ilmar can’t be part of this leg so French Black Metal FHOI MYORE’s drummer Nico will handle the drums during the tour." The band has just released a new video for the song ‘Tredeciman Blackfire’, which can be checked out right here. More about NECROWRETCH at www.facebook.com/necrowretch

Polish Black / Death Metallers IN TWILIGHT’S EMBRACE, in co-operation with Left Hand Sounds, have just released a new album entitled “Lawa”. It is the follow-up to their fourth full-length “Vanitas”, which was released last year. The whole album is available for streaming at this location. For all further IN TWILIGHT’S EMBRACE information visit www.facebook.com/intwilightsembrace

November 01, 2018

San Jose, California’s one-man old school Death Metal band RIPPED TO SHREDS have just released a limited vinyl edition of their debut album "Mai-zang" via Night Rhythms. It is limited to 150 copies (50 "bone" / 100 black) with screen printed, hand-numbered jacket and double-sided 11×11 insert. The album was previously released through Necrolatry Records (cassette) and Mexico’s Craneo Negro Records (CD). More about RIPPED TO SHREDS at www.facebook.com/rippedtoshredsband

Peruvian Thrash / Death Metallers MAZE OF TERROR have just been signed by Xtreem Music for the release of their second album which is currently being written for a recording sometime in 2019. The band’s digital EP "Evoked Black Souls" is still streaming in its entirety right here. A video for he song ‘Lycanthropes’ can furthermore be watched at this location. For all additional band information visit www.facebook.com/mazeofterrorthrash

"The Essence Of Time Matches No Flesh", the 2017 full length from Orange County, California based progressive Thrashers MADROST, has just been re-issued on vinyl LP via Lost Wisdom Records (limited to 100 hand-numbered copies). It was remastered by Joel Grind (TOXIC HOLOCAUST) and includes the remastered CD version, a "Making of" DVD, refrigerator magnet and sticker. You can listen to the remastered version of the track ‘From Sand To Dust’ over here. More MADROST info at www.facebook.com/madrost