» News Archive August 2018

August 31, 2018

US Black Metal two-piece UNHOLY BAPTISM are streaming another track (‘Peering Into The Flames Of Enlightenment’) from their forthcoming sophomore album "Volume I: The Bonds Of Servitude" at this location now. The album will be released on October 05, 2018. The previously released track (‘Whispers Of Power Eternal’) can still be checked out here. More about UNHOLY BAPTISM at www.facebook.com/unholybaptism

August 30, 2018

Chile / Sweden based Black Metallers XALPEN, featuring bassplayer / vocalist Alvaro Lillo (EXECRATOR, KAKO DAIMON, UNDERCROFT, WATAIN live) and Juan Pablo Nuñez (guitars & vocals), are currently streaming a track from their upcoming EP "Wowk Otrr" over here. The EP will be released through Morbid Skull Records on CD, vinyl and cassette on September 13, 2018. A promo video for the track ‘Kay’Taw Hawrr Sho’On Palakaw-Msh (A Cold Rain Under A Cloudless Sky)’ can furthermore be found at this location. For all additional XALPEN information visit www.facebook.com/xalpenblackmetalcult

Turkish / Danish Death Metallers HYPERDONTIA will release their debut full-length "Nexus Of Teeth" via Dark Descent Records on September 14, 2018 (it will be available through international distribution channels on November 09, 2018). The cover art was created by Paolo Girardi and the tracklist reads as follows: ‘Purging Through Flesh’, ‘Of Spire And Thorn’, ‘Teeth And Nails’, ‘Aura Of Flies’, ‘Majesty’, ‘Euphoric Evisceration’, ‘Escaping The Mortal Embodiment’ and ‘Existence Denied’. The track ‘Aura Of Flies’ is already available for streaming at this location now. HYPERDONTIA features Mustafa (guitar) and Malik (bass) from BURIAL INVOCATION and UNDERGANG / PHRENELITH frontman David and drummer Tuna. More band information you will find at www.facebook.com/hyperdontia

August 29, 2018

On September 21, 2018 Horror Pain Gore Death Productions will release a split album of the two Midwest Black Metal acts TERRANAUT and CHAOSOPHY. You can already listen to a song from each band at the following locations: ‘Beneath The Water Lillies‘ (TERRANAUT) and ‘Whores Of The Christ God‘ (CHAOSOPHY). TERRANAUT will be featured on the split album with the following tracks: ‘Profound Inevitable Fate’, ‘Beneath The Waterlilies’, ‘Foretold Demise’, ‘Those Who Live On’, ‘Remnants’ and ‘Futile Legacy’, while CHAOSOPHY will complete the album with these tracks: ‘Whores Of The God Christ’, ‘Serpents Of Throughtless Light’ and ‘Sitra Achra’. More information about both bands you will find at www.facebook.com/terranautmetal and www.facebook.com/chaosophy218

August 28, 2018

Swedish Black Metallers BLOOD OF SERPENTS will release their sophomore full length "Sulphur Sovereign" on September 25, 2018 via Non Serviam Records. The album track ‘In Darkness, Brotherhood’ is already streaming at this location and the first single ‘Devil’s Tongue’ is still available right here. More band information you will find at www.facebook.com/bloodofserpents

Eastern Sierra Black / Death Metallers VALDUR will release their new album "Goat Of Iniquity" on October 19, 2018 through Bloody Mountain Records. A promo video has been published at this location. The album was recorded at Bloody Mountain bunker by Valdur in Winter 2018, mixed by Matthew at Canyon Lodge studio and mastered by Dan Klein at Iron Hand Audio in Chicago, Illinois. The cover art was created by FarronLoathing. The full tracklist reads as follows: ‘Divine Halls Of Obscurity Pt. I’, ‘Goat Of Iniquity / Devouring The Whore Of Darkness’, ‘Divine Halls Of Obscurity Pt. II’, ‘Spiritual Exhaust (The Beyond)’, ‘Inhale The Floodgates Open’ and ‘(Iniquitous)’. For all additional VALDUR info check out www.facebook.com/valdur-54163319709

August 24, 2018

"The Offerings Of Seven", the second full length from Florida based Black / Death Metallers GNOSIS, will be released on CD via Terror From Hell Records on September 21, 2018. The LP edition will follow later this year. More about GNOSIS at www.facebook.com/gnosis.fl

On September 06, 2018 Terror From Hell Records will furthermore re-release the CADAVERIC INCUBATOR demo collection "Unburied Morbidity" on CD and LP. It contains both the band’s demos recorded in 2005 and 2014. All tracks have been remastered in 2018. More info at www.facebook.com/cadaveric-incubator-1537299173162374

Greek Black Metallers LUCIFER’S CHILD will release their second album "The Order" on November 09, 2018 via Agonia Records. It was recorded, mixed and mastered at Pentagram Studio (which is owned by guitarist George Emmanuel) and the artwork was created by Daniele Valeriani (DARK FUNERAL, DISSECTION, MAYHEM). The following tracks will appear on the album: ‘Viva Morte’, ‘The Order’, ‘Fall Of The Rebel Angels’, ‘Through Fire We Burn’, ‘El Drago´n’, ‘Black Heart’, ‘Haraya’ and ‘Siste Farvel’. LUCIFER’S CHILD features members of ROTTING CHRIST, NIGHTFALL and CHAOSTAR. For all additional information visit www.facebook.com/luciferschildmusic

August 23, 2018

Milwaukee Black Metallers PREZIR have just released a lyric video for the title track of their forthcoming album "As Rats Devour Lions". You can check it out at this location. A second single (‘Hamatsa Death Ritual’) can still be streamed here. The album will be released on September 17, 2018 through Godz Ov War Productions. For all further PREZIR information visit www.facebook.com/prezir

August 22, 2018

Southern Germany based old school Death Metallers ORGANIC have inked a deal with Testimony Records. The band’s debut full-length "Carved In Flesh" will be released on November 16, 2018 on CD, tape, vinyl and digitally. It was recorded and mixed at Sound Control Studio with Lukas Flarer. A first track (‘Macabre Rites’) can already be checked out at this location. The complete tracklist reads like this: ‘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’. The vinyl edition will furthermore feature the following 2 bonus tracks: ‘Death Battalion’ and ‘The Result Is To Collapse’. All further information at www.facebook.com/organicdeathmetal

French blackened Death Metallers THE ORDER OF APOLLYON will release their third album "Moriah" on October 26, 2018 via Agonia Records. It was recorded, mixed and mastered at BST Studio (except for the drums, which were recorded at Studio de Saint-Loup) and the cover artwork was created by Vincent Lécuyer. A lyric video for the first single, ‘Rites Of The Immolator’, is already available right here. The following tracks will appear on the album: ‘The Lies Of Moriah’, ‘Rites Of The Immolator’, ‘Grey Father’, ‘The Cradle’, ‘The Original Cries Of Jerusalem’, ‘Trident Of Flesh’, ‘Soldat’ and ‘A Monument’. For all a additional information on THE ORDER OF APOLLYON check out www.facebook.com/theorderofapollyon

August 21, 2018

Santiago, Chile based Death Metallers PULVERIZED are streaming the track ‘Devoción’ at this location now. It is taken from their upcoming debut full length "Monuments Of Misanthropy", which will be released via Krucyator Productions on October 13, 2018. The album was recorded, mixed and mastered at DM6 Studio by Pablo Clares in Santiago, Chile and features lyrics in both Spanish and English. The cover art was created by Adi Dechristianize of Dechristianize Art. More about PULVERIZED at www.facebook.com/pulverizedchile

August 20, 2018

On October 31, 2018 P2 Records will release "Tormentore", the debut full length from THE HERETICS FORK. The band operates under strict conditions of anonymity, preferring to let their brutal Death Metal stand on its own. More info at www.facebook.com/p2records

August 16, 2018

Georgian Funeral Doom Metallers ENNUI will release their upcoming fourth album "End Of The Circle" on September 05, 2018 via Non Serviam Records. It was mixed and mastered at Grindhouse Studios in Athens and the cover artwork was created by W. Smerdulak. The track ‘The Withering Part I – Of Hollow Us’ is already streaming at this location and ‘The Withering Part II – Of Long-Dead Stars’ can be checked out here. For all additional ENNUI information visit www.facebook.com/bandennui

August 15, 2018

Japanese Grinders RETORTION TERROR will release a new, self-titled EP via Horror Pain Gore Death Productions on September 14, 2018. It will feature the following tracks: ‘Choke Pear’, ‘Hito Wo Norowaba’, ‘Quagmire’, ‘Grind The Leeches’, ‘Hunt The Blind’ and ‘I Wanna Live’. You can already listen to the opening track ‘Choke Pear’ right here. The band’s line-up features guitarist Takafumi Matsubara (GRIDLINK, MORTALIZED GRINDCORE) and vocalist Kiyo (WORLD END MAN). More RETORTION TERROR info at www.facebook.com/retortion-terror-1674274546035140

On August 31, 2018 Morbid Skull Records will release "Templo De La Serpiente Negra", the debut album from Colombian Black Metallers KVLT OF EBLIS. One of the album tracks is already streaming at this location. For all additional KVLT OF EBLIS information check out www.facebook.com/cultserpent

The upcoming seventh HATE ETERNAL album "Upon Desolate Sands" will be released on October 26, 2018 via Season Of Mist. The cover artwork was created by Eliran Kantor (TESTAMENT, ATHEIST, ARCHSPIRE) and the full 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’. ‘What Lies Beyond’ is already streaming over here. More about HATE ETERNAL at www.facebook.com/hate.eternal

August 11, 2018

On August 24, 2018 Greyhaze Records will re-release SARCÓFAGO‘s "The Worst" on vinyl and cassette. The album’s audio went through a high-quality remastering process, including audio sourced from the original master tapes. The reissue will also come with an expanded visual package, including previously unavailable photos from the album’s photo session. A promo video for the album track ‘God Bless The Whores’ is available at this location, a full album stream can be found here. More info at www.greyhazerecords.com

August 08, 2018

Canadian Black Metallers THE PROJECTIONIST will release their third album "Visits From The NightHag Part 1"on September 30, 2018 via Appalachian Noise Records on vinyl, in 3 different colors, limited to 300 copies. The entire album is the story of a projectionist, narrated in the style of a Shakespearean play. The track ‘Act 4. What Can Be Mollified In A Banshee’s Thrashing’ is already available for streaming right here. More about THE PROJECTIONIST at www.facebook.com/the-projectionist-1021842331170650

HORRENDOUS have just released a second track of their forthcoming new album "Idol" at this location. The album, that will be released on September 28, 2018 via Season Of Mist, features the following tracks: ‘…Prescience’, ‘Soothsayer’, ‘The Idolater’, ‘Golgothan Tongues’, ‘Divine Anhedonia’, ‘Devotion (Blood For Ink)’, ‘Threnody…’ and ‘Obolus’. For all additional information check out www.facebook.com/horrendousdeathmetal

Russian brutal Death Metallers OSSUARY ANEX have been signed by Xtreem Music. The band’s new EP "Holy Blasphemition" will be out on September 26, 2018, followed by their upcoming third album in 2019. The EP’s tracklist reads as follows: ‘Revelation Of The Inquisition’, ‘Divine Chastisement’, ‘Blasphemous Apparition’, ‘Werewolves In Cassocks’ (re-recorded) and ‘Revelation Of The Inquisition’ (instrumental). A first advance track is currently streaming here. In September OSSUARY ANEX will be touring Europe together with DEVANGELIC, ANTROPOFAGUS and RELICS OF HUMANITY. For all further OSSUARY ANEX info and updates visit www.facebook.com/ossuaryanex

Virginia based Death Metallers ARCHAEOBEAST will release their debut EP "Manifesting The Antichrist" via Horror Pain Gore Death Productions on September 07, 2018. It features the following 4 tracks: ‘Manifesting The Antichrist’, ‘Dark Covenant’, ‘Talisman Of Deceit’ and ‘Iniquitous Sepulchre’. ‘Talisman Of Deceit’ is already streaming at this location. More about ARCHAEOBEAST at www.facebook.com/archaeobeast

August 06, 2018

Swedish Death Metallers VANHELGD will release their fifth full-length "Deimos Sanktuarium" on October 10, 2018 via Pulverised Records. Dark Descent Records will be handling North American territories. It was recorded at Studio Underjord with Joona Hassinen (YEAR OF THE GOAT, SATURNALIA TEMPLE, OCEAN CHIEF) and mixed / mastered by Tore Stjerna at Necromorbus Studio (WATAIN, REPUGNANT, DESULTORY). The artwork and layout was once again created by bandleader Mattias Frisk (GHOST, ENTRAPMENT, VAMPIRE). The full tracklist reads like this: ‘A Plea For Divine Necromancy’, ‘Så Förgås Världens Härlighet’, ‘Vi Föddes I Samma Grav’, ‘Profaned Is The Blood Of The Covenant’, ‘The Ashes Of Our Defeat’, ‘The Silent Observer’ and ‘Här Finns Ingen Nåd’. An album teaser is available at this location. More about VANHELGD at www.facebook.com/vanhelgd

August 04, 2018

England’s Black Metallers MEADS OF ASPHODEL will release a split CD with Chinese Folk Metallers SONG OF CHU in mid September via Godreah Records. It will feature new material from both bands as well as guest appearances from Mirai (SIGH) and Alan Davey (HAWKWIND, GUNSLINGER). The sixth MEADS OF ASPHODEL album "Running Out Of Time Doing Nothing" will be released in November 2018 and features 10 further new songs. More info at www.themeadsofasphodel.co.uk or www.facebook.com/songofchu

August 03, 2018

Polands BEHEMOTH will release their new album "I Loved You At Your Darkest" on October 05, 2018 via Nuclear Blast Records. A music video for the song ‘God = Dog’ is already available at this location. "I Loved You At Your Darkest" was self-produced by the band, Daniel Bergstrand (MESHUGGAH, IN FLAMES) co-produced the drum parts, Matt Hyde (SLAYER, CHILDREN OF BODOM) did the mixing and Tom Baker (NINE INCH NAILS, MARILYN MANSON) was responsible for the mastering. The symphonic elements have been contributed by a Polish orchestra, arranged by Jan Stoklosa. The following 12 tracks will appear on the album: ‘Solve’, ‘Wolves Ov Siberia’, ‘God = Dog’, ‘Ecclesia Diabolica Catholica’, ‘Bartzabel’, ‘If Crucifixion Was Not Enough…’, ‘Angelvs XIII’, ‘Sabbath Mater’, ‘Havohej Pantocrator’, ‘Rom 5:8’, ‘We Are The Next 1000 Years’ and ‘Coagvla’. BEHEMOTH will be touring in support of the album in January 2019 (Germany, Austria, Switzerland) with AT THE GATES and WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM. More info and updates at www.facebook.com/behemoth

Swedish Black Metallers BLOOD OF SERPENTS have just released a first single from their upcoming sophomore album "Sulphur Sovereign". You can check out ‘Devil’s Tongue’ right here. "Sulphur Sovereign"was produced by Lars Broddesson (ex – MARDUK) and mixed and mastered by Magnus Devo Andersson (MARDUK). The Gustave Doré inspired artwork was executed by Khaos Diktator. This is the band’s first album that features new drummer Christoffer Andersson and vocalist Thomas Clifford (THRONE OF HERESY, ABSCESSION). It will be out worldwide on September 25, 2018 through Non Serviam Records on digipak CD and digitally. More about BLOOD OF SERPENTS at www.facebook.com/bloodofserpents

"Volume I: The Bonds Of Servitude", the new album from US Black Metallers UNHOLY BAPTISM, will be released on October 05, 2018. The track ‘Whispers Of Power Eternal’ is already streaming at this location. "Volume I: The Bonds Of Servitude" was produced, mixed and mastered at Black Goat Studios in Flagstaff, Arizona. Mantus, the band’s lead vocalist and bassist, has issued the following statement about the new release: "The album is the beginning of a trilogy exploring the unrepentant darkness of the human condition and the inconceivable power of the gods deep within the farthest reaches of the universe. This album explores the human consciousness and the opening of the mind to the vast, overwhelming power that exists outside of this terrestrial prison." The full tracklist reads as follows: ‘Intro: The Awakening Of Forgotten Gods’, ‘…These Scars Are Wounds Unhealed’, ‘Shattered’, ‘Withering Woods’, ‘Whispers Of Power Eternal’, ‘Peering Into The Flames Of Enlightenment’, ‘Noctis Maleficarum’ and ‘Baptized In The Majesty Of Satan’. For all additional band information check out www.facebook.com/unholybaptism

August 02, 2018

"Umbra Regit", the debut demo from Salvadorian Black / Thrasher WITCHGÖAT, has just been released via Morbid Skull Records. The tapes were sold out within a few days after issuing the pre-order, but a full stream of the demo is still available at this location. More about WITCHGÖAT at www.facebook.com/witchgoatsv

New Hampshire based melodic blackened Death Metallers SOLIUM FATALIS have just released a track from their upcoming fourth album "Genetically Engineered To Enslave". You can check out ‘Synthon’ here. The album, that features guest appearances by members of CRYPTOPSY and CHTHE’ILIST, will be released on October 13, 2018. The complete tracklist reads like this: ‘Threshold’, ‘Lake Of Extinction’, ‘Servile’, ‘Synthon’, ‘A Gathering Of Storms’, ‘Factor Red’ (EPIDEMIC cover), ‘Dysmorphic’, ‘Chemical Reagent’, ‘Fiery The Angels Fell’ and ‘A Tongue To Taste The Collapse’. For all further SOLIUM FATALIS information check out www.facebook.com/soliumfatalis

INSIDE METAL: THE RISE OF L.A. THRASH METAL (PART TWO) is now available on DVD as well as via several streaming sites. A trailer can be watched right here. More information you will find at www.metalrockfilms.com