» News Archive May 2018

May 31, 2018

Puerto Montt, Chile based Death Metallers HALLUX VALGUS will release a CD-EP entitled "Death Will Prevail", limited to 500 copies, through Ex Nihilo Music. The tracklist reads like this: ‘Twilight Of The Dead’, ‘Crawling Are The Dead’, ‘Hot Puke’, ‘Under The Ritual Of Necromancy’, ‘Slaughter Lambs’ and ‘Only Death Will Prevail’. More info at www.facebook.com/exnihilodistro

May 30, 2018

VENOM INC.‘s Jeffrey "Mantas" Dunn has issued the following statement through his Facebook site yesterday: "April 30th 2018. A day like any other, sun is shining and myself and Anita leave the house to drive to our next village. Anita needs a new inhaler so we call into the pharmacy to collect one… that is when everything changes. I start to experience what I can only describe as indigestion, but then the pain gets worse. I decide to go back to the car and wait but by this time the pain is unbearable. The staff of the pharmacy help me out of the car and take me back inside. An ambulance is called. On its arrival I am taken into the ambulance to be monitored and assessed. The pain is not subsiding in any way and so the the paramedics call for a doctor. When the doctor arrives with a nurse I am immediately hooked up to an ECG and given the news that it appears that 2 valves in my heart are blocked. What happened next ranks easily as the most terrifying experience of my life. I can remember calling Anita’s name and then hearing my own voice saying ‘fucking fight!’… ‘don’t you dare give up!’… ‘FIGHT IT!’… and then, nothing. I have been told that the paramedics and doctor fought for just over 5 minutes to bring me back… essentially I had died in the ambulance. When I was stabalised enough to be moved I was transfered to Leiria Coronary care Unit where they attempted to introduce a stent to un block the arteries however this was unsuccessful and so the next step was to be a double bypass. After a couple of days under observation and all kinds of medication to keep everything on an even keel I was moved to Abrantes Cardio Thorasic Unit to await transfer to Lisbon for a double heart bypass. I am now home resting and recuperating, taking walks and slowly building my strength up. From this day on, going through airport security will be interesting as my breast bone is clamped together with surgical steel. There have been things which have happened during these last few weeks which I have found very hard to come to terms with, but its getting better. I simply do not know where or how to begin to thank every single doctor, nurse or health care worker who has played some part, no matter how small, in helping me recover from this . . there is still a way to go but I remain positive. My thanks and enduring love goes to Anita who has been with me every step of the way. My brother Tony Dolan who upon hearing the news took the first available flight to be by my side. My neighbours and friends in our wonderful village who, despite language barriers, have shown so much concern and compassion. I will hopefully see you on a stage somewhere in the world soon my friends. MAXIMUM RESPECT JEFF." If you want to send Jeff some encouraging words, go here: www.facebook.com/jeff.dunn.9404

On July 27, 2018 California based Death Metallers DRAGHKAR will release a new EP entitled "The Endless Howling Abyss". It will be out on CD (Craneo Negro Records, 500 copies), cassette (Nameless Grave Records, 75 copies) and digitally. One of the EP songs (‘Swallowed By The Dark’) is already streaming at the band’s bandcamp site. More about DRAGHKAR at www.facebook.com/draghkarband

Sweden’s Progressive Death Metallers USURPRESS have released a video for ‘Interregnum’, the title track of their new album, at this location. It was directed and edited by Jimmy Johansson of Super Lino Puro productions. For all additional USURPRESS information check out www.facebook.com/usurpress

May 29, 2018

ROTTING CHRIST have just entered the studio for the recordings of their brand new album, which will be released in early 2019 via Season Of Mist. It will be produced by vocalist Sakis Tolis, while Jens Borgen (AMON AMARTH, KREATOR, DIMMU BORGIR, OPETH, KATATONIA) will once again take over the mix and mastering duties. For regular updates on the recordings follow ROTTING CHRIST at www.facebook.com/rotting-christ-290468585669

A full album stream of "…And The Beast Spake Death From Above", the debut full length from Canadian War / Black / Death Metallers THE BLACK SORCERY, is available at this location now. The album will be released via Krucyator Productions (tape and digitally) and Hammer Of Damnation (CD) today. For more band information check out www.facebook.com/the-black-sorcery-133516247446955

May 28, 2018

The first two issues of BLASPHEMOUS MAG # 1 and 2 have just been reprinted via Greek Fryktos Burnings, under licence from the original publisher, The Magus (NECROMANTIA, PRINCIPALITY OF HELL, THOU ART LORD). BLASPHEMOUS MAG was originally released in the early 90s with a typical layout of that period (cut‘n’paste, typewriter, photo collages etc.). The book features a new prologue written by The Magus himself describing that period and everything else was restored from original copies and not heavy manipulated in order to keep the underground feeling of the original xeroxed issues. On more than 150 pages you’ll get early interviews with lots of bands that became very influential in the years to come plus several biographies and reviews. For more details and ording information check out www.fryktos.com/blasphemous-the-book

May 27, 2018

Colombian blackened Death Metallers VITAM ET MORTEM have released a lyric video for the song ‘Los Cuerpos En El Río’ at this location. The song will appear on the band’s sixth full length "El Río De La Muerte", which will be released in August 2018. The album was recorded at Area 51 Studios (Medellin) and mastered at Dugout Productions (Uppsala, Sweden) by Daniel Bergstrand (BEHEMOTH, DARK FUNERAL). The band is also looking for a band for the release of a split album. For all further information check out www.facebook.com/vitaetmortem

"Chants Of Sublimation", the first EP of Italian / Norwegian CULTIST (featuring members of FIDES INVERSA, URARV and DAUDEN), will be released through Nigredo Records in co-operation with Morbid Chapel Records in June. You can already check out a preview here. For more info and pre-order details check out www.nigredorecords.org or http://morbidchapelrecords.blogspot.com

The first two demos of French Black Metallers AMNUTSEBA have just been re-released on vinyl (silver or black) through Iron Bonehead with brand new artwork and a special remastering. You can still check out one of the demo songs at https://caligarirecords.bandcamp.com

"Emptiness Fills The Void", the fourth album from Switzerland based blackened Death Metallers STORTREGN, has just been released via Non Serviam Records. A full album stream is available right here. It was recorded at Conatus Studio with Vladimir Cochet (MIRRORTHRONE, WEEPING BIRTH) and the artwork was created by Dan Seagrave. More about STORTREGN at www.stortregn.com or www.facebook.com/stortregn

May 25, 2018

Algerian Death Metallers LELAHELL have released a video for the song ‘Paramnesia’ right here. The song will appear on the band’s upcoming new album "Alif", which will be released on June 15, 2018 via Metal Age Productions. "Alif" was recorded at Fermata Studio in Algiers and mixed and mastered at Hertz Recording Studio in Poland by Slawek and Wojtek Wieslawski (BEHEMOTH, VADER, DECAPITATED, HATE). More about LELAHELL at www.facebook.com/lelahell

VERANO’S DOGS, old school Death / Grinders from Rome, have released a lyric video for the song ‘Deadly Whisper’ at this location. The track is taken from their forthcoming album "Summoning The Hounds". Another album track, ‘Keeper Of Hades’, is available for streaming here. For all additional band information check out www.facebook.com/veranosdogs

California based blackened Death / Doom Metallers GRAVECOVEN will release their debut EP "Coughing Blood" on June 01, 2018 via Godz Ov War Productions. It was recorded, mixed and mastered by Patrick Hills at Earth Tone Studios in Sacramento, California and the artwork was created by Glitch Witch. The following four tracks will appear on it: ‘Summoning Vengeance’, ‘Furious Fires’, ‘Spiritual Violence’ and ‘The Ecstasy Of Hatred’. More about GRAVECOVEN at www.facebook.com/gravecoven

"Disinterred Horror", the sophomore album from Portland, Oregon based Death Metallers RITUAL NECROMANCY, is now streaming in its entirety at this location. It will be released via Dark Descent Records on CD, tape and digitally today. The album cover was created by Josh McAlear. A vinyl edition will follow in July. For all further information check out www.facebook.com/ritual-necromancy-109890659103818

American Death / Black Metallers CAST THE STONE will release a new EP via Agonia Records on August 31, 2018. It is entitled "Empyrean Atrophy" and features cover artwork by Gary Ronaldson of Bite Radius Designs (PRIMORDIAL, KREATOR, NAPALM DEATH). The tracklist reads like this: ‘As the Dead Lie’, ‘The Burning Horizon’, ‘Standing In The Shadows’, ‘A Plague Of Light’, ‘Empyrean Atrophy’ and ‘Jesusatan’. The EP was produced by Dan Swanö. CAST THE STONE features Mark Kloeppel (MISERY INDEX, SCOUR), Derek Engemann (ex – CATTLE DECAPITATION, SCOUR), Jesse Schobel (LEGEND, ex – SCOUR) and vocalist Andy Huskey. More band info at www.facebook.com/castthestoneofficial

May 24, 2018

On June 01, 2018 Godz Ov War Productions will release "Ominous Eradication Of Anguished Souls", a new EP from Swiss three-piece Black Metal act LYKHAEON. The 2 featured tracks have a total running time of approximately 30 minutes. A full album stream of their 2015 debut full length "Tanz Der Entleibten" is still available here. More band info at www.facebook.com/lykhaeon

May 23, 2018

Rogers, Arkansas based Black / Death Metal duo TORII have just premiered a second track of their forthcoming album "A Judgement Divine". You can stream ‘Gates Of Paradise II: The Cold Masque Of Romance’ right here. The album will be released on June 08, 2018 and the cover artwork was created by Cornelius van Haarlem. The full tracklist reads like this: ‘Army Of Sand’, ‘Theory Of Existence’, ‘The Grand Banquet’, ‘Dirus Serpens’, ‘Gates Of Paradise II – The Cold Masque Of Romance’ and ‘A Judgement Divine’. More TORII at torii.bandcamp.com

Poland’s old school blackend Heavy Metallers TRUCHLO STRZYGI will release their debut album "Pora Umiera" via Godz Ov War Productions on June 01, 2018. It was recorded at Bestial Sound Studio and Na Batorego, in collaboration with Golgotha Studio. The mix was done by Tomasz W. and P. and it was mastered by Tomasz W. The artwork was created by Julia Yousif. The following 8 tracks will appear on it: ‘Apokaliptyczny Młot (Obliteracja Poprzez Życie)’, ‘Sadystyczny Masowy Mord’, ‘Płonie Czarna Zorza’, ‘Świat Pędzi Ku Przestrodze (Pradawne Demony)’, ‘Śmierć I Płomień’, ‘Busola Do Nikąd’, ‘Jestem (Żyję, Gniję, Umieram)’ and ‘Stary Kult Śmierci (Ozłocone Truchło)’. A full album stream is available at https://godzovwarproductions.bandcamp.com

May 18, 2018

After 26 years of activity and 10 full length albums released German Thrashers DEW-SCENTED decided to call the quits. In an official statement the band explains the decision as follows: "It’s time to realize that we won’t be able to forge ahead much further because DEW-SCENTED just won’t work without complete and constant dedication. And giving such a full-time commitment simply isn’t possible anymore because of how life otherwise evolved throughout the years. Having acknowledged that fact, we feel it’s best to wrap the band up in a proper way, with a purely positive feeling. To go on our own terms and with the best possible "conceptual end", instead of leaving our destiny to chance or someone else’s actions." Within the coming months DEW-SCENTED will perform a last couple of shows and then play their very last show in the group’s hometown Walsrode in Northern Germany on October 06, 2018 to celebrate the band’s legacy in style one last time. www.dew-scented.net, www.facebook.com/dewscented

Lycanthropic Chants have just released INTO COFFIN‘s "The Majestic Supremacy Of Cosmic Chaos" and EKPYROSIS’ "Primordial Chaos Restored" on limited tape editions (150 copies each). For ordering details go to www.lycanthropic.de/shop. All further band information you will find at www.facebook.com/intocoffin and www.facebook.com/ekpyrosisband

"Faustian Ethos", the seventh full length from Greek occult Black Metallers ACHERONTAS, is streaming in its entirety at this location now. It will be released in Europe today (and on May 25, 2018 in North America) via Agonia Records. For all additional ACHERONTAS information check out www.facebook.com/acherontascoven

May 17, 2018

On May 25, 2018 Redefining Darkness Records, in co-operation with Raw Skull Recordz, will release "Morbid Ways To Die", the third full length from German old school Death Metallers SUPREME CARNAGE. For an exclusive VOICES FROM THE DARKSIDE stream of one of the album tracks and more detailed SUPREME CARNAGE information read on right here.

"Æternalis", the second full length of New Jersey based technical Death Metallers APOCROPHEX, is streaming in its entirety at this location now. The self-financed album will be released on CD and digitally tomorrow. More about APOCROPHEX at www.facebook.com/apocrophex

May 16, 2018

Australia’s NOCTURNAL GRAVES will release their new album "Titan" on May 18, 2018 via Season Of Mist. The following eight tracks will appear on it: ‘Resistance’, ‘Roar Of The Wild’, ‘Ecdysis, Shedding Weak Flesh’, ‘Souls Tribulation’, ‘And Hell Followed Them’, ‘Bow Before None’, ‘Silence The Martyrs’ and ‘Titan’. A full album stream is available right here. More NOCTURNAL GRAVES information you will find at www.facebook.com/nocturnalgraves

May 14, 2018

Canadian blackend bestial Death Metallers THE BLACK SORCERY will release their debut album “And The Beast Spake Death From Above” at the end of the this month via Krucyator Productions (on tape and digitally) and Hammer of Damnation (on CD). One of the tracks (‘Incursion’) is already available for streaming at this location. More about THE BLACK SORCERY at www.facebook.com/the-black-sorcery-133516247446955

Swedish Black Metallers CRAFT are now streaming a second track from their forthcoming new album "White Noise And Black Metal". You can listen to ‘Darkness Falls’ right here. The album will be released on June 22, 2018 via Season Of Mist. The cover art was created by Polish artist Zbigniew Bielak. For all additional CRAFT info check out www.facebook.com/craftblackmetal

May 12, 2018

New Jersey based brutal Death Metallers EYE OF THE DESTROYER have released a brand new song entitled ‘Violent By Design’ at this location. The track is taken from their upcoming EP of the same name, which will be released in June. More about EYE OF THE DESTROYER at www.facebook.com/eyeofthedestroyer

Swedish Thrashers DEFIATORY have just released their sophomore album "Hades Rising” via Black Lion Records. A full album stream is available at this location. The cover artwork was created by Mika Rudin and a video for the track ‘In Hell’ can be watched right here.  More about DEFIATORY at www.facebook.com/defiatory

‘Forced Exodus’, a song from MORGENGRAU‘s forthcoming second album "Blood Oracle", is currently streaming at this location. The title track can furthermore be streamed over here. The album will be out on May 18, 2018 via Unspeakable Axe Records. All additional band info at: www.facebook.com/morgengraudeathmetal

May 10, 2018

Spanish Death / Grinders NASTY SURGEONS will release their second album "Infectious Stench" on July 05, 2018 through Xtreem Music. An advance track has already been posted at this location. The band commented on the track as follows: "This is our own tribute to the gods CARCASS. The main riff reminded us from the beginning and that’s why the title of the song was ‘The Carcass’. We adapted the title and the text. This is perhaps the "softest" song on the album and it has a catchy riff, but we love it and it is an essential element for our live performances. Enjoy!" The cover artwork for "Infectious Stench" was once again created by Juanjo Castellano and the complete tracklist reads like this: ‘Ex Putrefactione Generati’, ‘Smell The Carcass’, ‘Infectious Stench’, ‘Subdural Haematoma’, ‘Impaled Crucified And Beheaded’, ‘Forensic Necrophilia’, ‘The Lobotomist’, ‘In Peaces’, ‘Mouth To Anus’, ‘Infernal Bacterial Infection’ and ‘Dr Death’. More about NASTY SURGEONS at www.facebook.com/nastysurgeons

May 09, 2018

On June 29, 2018 Horror Pain Gore Death Productions will release the ABCESS album "Horrorhammer" for the first time ever on vinyl. It will be strictly limited to 150 copies and pressed on heavyweight ice blue vinyl. Also included will be an exclusive eyeball ring, eyeball necklace and double-sided postcard featuring brand new commentary on the album from Chris Reifert. "Horrorhammer" was originally released in 2007 on DARKTHRONE’s imprint label Tyrant Syndicate (distributed by Peaceville Records). For pre-order details check out www.horrorpaingoredeath.com

May 05, 2018

"Inferno II", the new album from Italian Black Metallers KYTERION, has just been released via Subsound Records. The concept album deals with the first canticle of Dante Alighieri’s poem "The Divine Comedy" and features vocals in the XIIIth century’s Italian Vernacular language. The following eleven tracks appear on the album: ‘Mal Nati’, ‘Onde La Rena s’Accendea’, ‘Dite’, ‘Pena Molesta’, ‘Cerbero Il Gran Vermo’, ‘Cocito’, ‘Dolenti Ne La Ghiaccia’, ‘Rabbiosi Falsador’, ‘Vallon Tondo’, ‘Li ‘Ndivini’ and ‘Terribile Stipa’. The follow-up to "Inferno I" (from 2016) was recorded at Medoosa Studio in Bologna. The mix and mastering was done by Giuseppe Orlando at The Outer Sound Studio in Rome and the cover artwork was created by Gustavo Sazes. A video for ‘Cerbero Il Gran Vermo’ is available at this location. The "The Making Of Inferno II" can be watched here. More about KYTERION at www.facebook.com/kyterion

Algerian Death Metallers LELAHELL have released a new single and lyric video for the song ‘Ignis Fatuus’ yesterday (you can check out the lyric video here). The track will appear on the band’s upcoming second full length "Alif", which was recorded at Fermata Studio (Algiers) and mixed and mastered at Hertz Recording Studio (Biylystock, Poland) by Slawek and Wojtek Wieslawski. All additional band information at www.facebook.com/lelahell

Finnish Death Metallers FESTERDAY have completed their debut album, which will be released later this year through Season Of Mist. It was recorded at Wolfthone Studios in Finland. A small studio report can be viewed right here. More FESTERDAY info at www.facebook.com/festerday

May 02, 2018

Florida Death Metallers KILLING ADDICTION have just released a lyric video for ‘Omega Factor’, the title track of the re-release of their 1993 debut album. You can check out the video here. The entire album is furthermore streaming at this location. More about KILLING ADDICTION at www.facebook.com/killingaddiction

Horror Pain Gore Death Productions have signed Kentucky based Death Metallers MAGGOT CASKET. The band’s debut full length "Maggot Casket" will be released on June 22, 2018 on CD and digitally. The full tracklist reads as follows: ‘Maggot Casket’, ‘Harvester Of Marrow’, ‘Zombie Eclipse’, ‘Mortuary Mistress’, ‘Bastard Son Of A Bastard Son’, ‘Mourning Wood’, ‘One Eyed God’ and ‘The Creep’. The track ‘Mortuary Mistress’ is already streaming at this location. For pre-order details and all additional information check out www.horrorpaingoredeath.com or www.facebook.com/horrorpaingoredeath

May 01, 2018

Austrian Thrashers DEATHSTORM have just released a first track of their upcoming new full length "Reaping What Is Left". You can check out ‘Agent Of Dismay’ at this location. The album will be out on May 25, 2018 via High Roller Records on CD and LP. More about DEATHSTORM at www.facebook.com/deathstormthrash

Greek ROTTING CHRIST have just released a live video for the track ‘Κατά τον Δαίμονα Εαυτού’ over here. It was was shot during the band’s headlining anniversary show in Athens, Greece last year. More about ROTTING CHRIST at www.facebook.com/rotting-christ-290468585669