» News Archive April 2019

April 30, 2019

New Zealand based Death Metallers ULCERATE have been signed by Debemur Morti Productions. The band commented on the deal as follows: "We are extremely happy to be moving head-first into this next chapter with a partnership that aligns so clearly with our own vision. Debemur Morti has always been in our peripheral gaze – the attention to detail and high level of curation is second-to-none." More ULCERATE info at www.ulcerate-official.com

Venezuelan / Chilean Black Metallers SELBST have also inked a deal with Debemur Morti Productions. The recordings of the new album will commence in the coming months. For all further information and regular updates follow the band at www.facebook.com/selbstbm

Swedish THENIGHTTIMEPROJECT (formed by current and former members of KATATONIA, OCTOBER TIDE and LETTERS FROM THE COLONY) are now streaming ‘Embers’, the lead single from their upcoming second album "Pale Season", at this location. The album was recorded at Valley Sound Studio / Nailvillage, mixed by guitarist Alexander Backlund at Nailvillage, mastered by Tony Lindgren at Fascination Street Studios and completed with cover art by Denis Forkas and design by Kadriel Betsen. Debemur Morti Productions will release the album on June 28, 2019. All additional info you will find at www.facebook.com/thenighttimeproject

German Black / Doom Metallers STELLAR MASTER ELITE are now streaming their new album "Hologram Temple" in its entirety over here. It will be released on May 03, 2019 via Unholy Conspiracy Deathwork. More band info at www.facebook.com/smemusic

April 29, 2019

Brazilian Death Metallers NERVOCHAOS have just released a video for ‘Whisperer In Darkness’ at this location. It was produced by Video Dayz (directed by Jorge Simas, photography direction by Douglas Ferreira and color grading by Regina Mimi). The song is taken from the band’s eighth full length "Ablaze" which will be released in early June via Hammerheart Records. More about NERVOCHAOS at www.facebook.com/nervochaos

April 27, 2019

On May 31, 2019 Boris Records will re-release "Death Conquers All", the second full length from U.S. Black Metallers HELLGOAT, on standard black and gray vinyl LP editions. It was originally released on CD in 2011 via Graveless Slumber Records and will be available on vinyl for the very first time now. The album track ‘March Of The Corpse Rats’ is available for streaming here. In May HELLGOAT will be touring Europe on the Antichrist Pantocrator tour together with MANTICORE and KILL. It will be the band’s first visit to Europe. For all further details visit www.facebook.com/hellgoat-359498710801448

Chaos Records will release the debut full length from Swedish Death Metallers CARNAL SAVAGERY later this year. The band was formed in 2017 by Mikael Lindgren and Henrik Jansson, who both played in a band called CROMLECH together (1988 – 1994). In January 2019 CARNAL SAVAGERY recorded their first demo "Grotesque Macabre". You can listen to a track of that demo (‘Devoured By Maggots’) at their official Bandcamp page. More about CARNAL SAVAGERY at www.facebook.com/carnalsavagery

April 26, 2019

Spanish Death Metallers UNBOUNDED TERROR have just been signed by Xtreem Music for the release of their second album. It is the band’s first release since their 1992 debut "Nest Of Affliction", which was released by the pre – Xtreem Music label, Drowned Productions. The album will be recorded in the Summer and released in Autumn 2019. Juanjo Castellano will most likely design the cover art and Dan Swanö will be mixing and mastering. UNBOUNDED TERROR’s first live show in 25 years will take place at the Iberian Warriors Metal Fest on September 29, 2019 in Zaragoza with PESTILENCE, OUIJA and LEGACY OF BRUTALITY. For more info and updates visit www.facebook.com/unboundedterror

On May 31, 2019 Horror Pain Gore Death Productions will release "Bodily Fluids", the third album from Chicago’s Death / Grinders ELBOW DEEP. You can already stream the album track ‘Drink My Bathwater Or Die’ over here. For all additional ELBOW DEEP information check out www.facebook.com/elbowdeepofficial

Swedish Black Metallers MURDRYCK will release their sophomore album "Födelsen" via Leviaphonic Records on CD, cassette and digitally on May 01, 2019. Growls From The Underground will take care of the vinyl release later on. The track ‘Black Plague Eclipse’ is available for streaming at this location. Guitarist Skärseld commented on the track as follows: "’Black Plague Eclipse’ is one of the heaviest songs on the album with doom-laden guitars and interspersed with dramatic melody. The intro is intentionally thunderous and, for the first time, we experimented with an off-beat chorus section. The interlude is also new for us bringing in an almost progressive / dark ambient mid-section with clean guitars and subtle background effects. The lyrics describe a desolate, post-apocalypse scene rather than try to tell a story." More MURDRYCK info at www.facebook.com/murdryck

Lycanthropic Chants will release the first GOD DISEASE full length "Drifting Towards Inevitable Death" on cassette / tape. 33 tapes will be available on different coloured shell and on-body-print plus 25mm button and 100 tapes as regular edition. More about these Finnish Doom / Deathers at www.facebook.com/goddisease

"The Great Adventure", the first album from Osnabrück / Germany based Death Metallers MINENFELD, will be released via Lycanthropic Chants on tape as well (a limited run of 33 tapes comes on different coloured shell in a special packaging, 100 tapes as regular edition). All tapes include a free digital download code. More info at www.facebook.com/groups/444380176017946. For ordering details visit www.lycanthropic.de

April 24, 2019

Germany’s STELLAR MASTER ELITE have just released a third song from their upcoming fourth full-length "Hologram Temple". You can stream ‘Ad Infinitum’ at this location. The album was recorded at the band’s own studio while drums, mix and mastering were done together with Markus Stock at Klangschmiede Studio E. It will be released on May 03, 2019 via Unholy Conspiracy Deathwork. More about STELLAR MASTER ELITE at www.facebook.com/smemusic

German Death Metallers ABYTHIC have been signed by Xtreem Music for the release of their second album, which is currently being mixed. The album will be entitled "Conjuring The Obscure" and was recorded at the Flashback Recordings studios under the direction of T.S. (drummer of SUFFOCATE BASTARDS). Guitarist MDB commented on the album as follows: "This new album is divided into 4 chapters. For each chapter a different singer sings, with each chapter the whole equipment was changed, with each chapter we play a different style. In Chapter 1 we play more classic Swedish styled Death Metal very inspired by old GRAVE ("You’ll Never See…" era), in chapter 2 we play more Finish styled Death Metal like old BELIAL, DEMIGOD… in chapter 3 we switch back to Sweden… but this time more into Death / Black Metal very inspired by NECROPHOBIC… and on the 4th chapter we are very inspired by US Death Metal like old DEICIDE and MALEVOLENT CREATION ("The Fine Art Of Murder" era). So… we have a very dynamic album with a lot of surprises. I think we created something unique in this genre… especially by changing the styles and productions within the album. T.S. is also the drummer on this ABYTHIC album. Normally I played drums in the past, but this time I’m playing all guitars on this. On the previous releases I also wrote the whole material for the band. On this new ABYTHIC album you will find members from bands like: RECKLESS MANSLAUGHTER, SELFDEVOURED, ANAM, ex – INGURGITATING OBLIVION and SUFFOCATE BASTARD." "Conjuring The Obscure" will be released after the summer. More about ABYTHIC at www.facebook.com/abythic

Wellington, New Zealand based Black / Death Metallers HERESIARCH have just released a compilation CD of earlier material entitled "Incursions" via Krucyator Productions. It features the "Obsecrating The Global Holocaust" demo and the two EPs "Hammer Of Intransigencethe" and "Wælwulf". All tracks were newly mastered by Luke Finlay at Primal Mastering Studio. All additional HERESIARCH information at www.facebook.com/heresiarchcult

Swedish THIS GIFT IS A CURSE have just released a second track from the band’s upcoming album "A Throne Of Ash". You can check out ‘Blood Is My Harvest’ right here. The album will be released via Season Of Mist on June 14, 2019. All further band information at www.facebook.com/thisgiftisacurse

April 19, 2019

On May 24, 2019 Horror Pain Gore Death Productions will release a double CD collection from Portland Oregon’s reunited Goregrinders LORD GORE. It is entitled "The Resickened Orgy" and compiles both of their out of print albums "The Autophagous Orgy" and "Resickened" (originally released via Razorback Records in 2002 and 2004). For more LORD GORE information check out www.facebook.com/resickened

April 18, 2019

MISERY INDEX will be touring the US and Canada together with NAILS, DEVOURMENT and OUTER HEAVEN in June. The tour kicks off in Chicago, Illinois on June 08, 2019 and ends on June 16, 2019 in Raleigh, North Carolina. The band recently released a new video for the track ‘Naysayer’. You can check it out here. More about MISERY INDEX at www.facebook.com/miseryindex

Local Christian authorities have forced DEFILED, among other bands, to cancel their shows in Malaysia this upcoming Easter weekend. The council’s general secretary Rev Dr Hermen Shastri said (via Channel News Asia): "The CCM calls upon the relevant authorities to explain the basis for granting permission to such bands that promote their music by using extremely offensive and denigrating language that can hurt the religious feelings of others. This will be considered an affront to the religious sentiments of Christians in the country." Both DEFILED shows in Sibu and Miri have been cancelled due to this reason. Guitarist Yusuke comments issued the following statement about the cancelation: "I am quite disappointed that some people still have serious misunderstanding about Metal music and Metal heads in general. Music is just music, like a movie is just a movie! Some bands may be singing about Satan, but it has to be understood that Metal music is just metaphor to stand for intentional aberration. Metal heads listen to Metal music for the energy and to have fun; and also indulge in various forms of black humor, making it a kind of cathartic activity, helping them to momentarily forget about daily life’s pressure and issues. Most Metal heads are peaceful and open minded individuals, nobody has intentions of hurting anyone. Nothing more, nothing less. I truly hope people will start to understand that." For all further information visit www.facebook.com/defiled

April 13, 2019

On June 07, 2019 Horror Pain Gore Death Productions will release a split album from Japanese Doom / Deathers COFFINS and Osaka based Death Metallers SECOND TO NONE, entitled "Nine Cocoons Of Dens To F". It will be available as a limited edition LP (blue, clear and white vinyl, each limited to 100 copies) and digitally. Both bands will be featured with two tracks each. You can already stream ‘Impuritious Minds’ by COFFINS here and ‘Ibreedblack’ by SECOND TO NONE here. More info and pre-order details at www.horrorpaingoredeath.com

Swedish symphonic / atmospheric Black Metallers MIST OF MISERY have just released their third full length "Unalterable" as a 2 CD digipak via Black Lion Records. A full album stream is available at this location. For all further MIST OF MISERY info visit www.facebook.com/mistofmisery

Dark Descent Records will release the new album from Finland’s KRYPTS on May 31, 2019. It is entitled "Cadaver Circulation" and will be available on CD, vinyl, cassette tape and digitally. The album features the following tracks: ‘Sinking Transient Waters’, ‘The Reek Of Loss’, ‘Echoes Emanate Forms’, ‘Mycelium’, ‘Vanishing’ and ‘Circling The Between’. You can already check out ‘The Reek Of Loss’ at this location. More about KRYPTS at www.facebook.com/kryptsdeath

On May 24, 2019 UK’s blackened Death Metallers LVCIFYRE will release a new EP entitled "Sacrament", which features four new tracks and a cover of ‘Morderca’ from Polish Thrashers KAT. The EP track ‘The Greater Curse’ is already streaming here. The complete tracklist reads like this: ‘The Greater Curse’, ‘Deaths Head In Crown’, ‘Shadowy Wing’, ‘Sacrament’ and ‘Morderca’. For all additional LVCIFYRE information check out www.facebook.com/lvcifyre

April 12, 2019

French Black / Thrashers BLACKOWL will release their debut full length "The Dark Side" on May 15, 2019 via Forgotten Wisdom Productions. A first track (‘Dark Side’) is already available for streaming at this location. The album is the follow-up to the band’s one and only demo from 2015 and their split 10" with ST BARTHELEMY’S TEMPLE from 2018. More BLACKOWL info at www.facebook.com/blackowlmetal

April 11, 2019

Swedish Death Metallers GODS FORSAKEN have released another song of their upcoming second full-length "Smells Of Death". To stream ‘They Crawl’ go here. A lyric video for the track ‘From The Inside They Came’ is still available at this location. The album will be released on April 19, 2019 via Soulseller Records on CD, vinyl and digitally. More about GODS FORSAKEN at www.facebook.com/godsforsakenswe

Chicago based Death Metallers NUCLEUS will release their new album "Entity" on June 14, 2019 via Unspeakable Axe Records (CD) and Me Saco Un Ojo Records (vinyl). The title track is already streaming here. The full tracklist reads as follows: ‘Arrival’, ‘Entity’, ‘Uplift’, ‘Mobilization’, ‘Approach’, ‘Outpost’, ‘Dominion’ and ‘Timechasm’. More band info at www.facebook.com/nucleusmetal

Norwegian Black Metallers ABBATH have just released a video for the track ‘Harvest Pyre’ at this location. The track is taken from their upcoming full length "Outstrider" which will be released on July 05, 2019 via Season Of Mist. The coverartwork was created by Kim Holm and Olav Iversen. The following tracks will appear on the album: ‘Calm In Ire (Of Hurricane)’, ‘Bridge Of Spasms’, ‘The Artifex’, ‘Harvest Pyre’, ‘Land Of Khem’, ‘Outstrider’, ‘Scythewinder’, ‘Hecate’ and ‘Pace Till Death’ (BATHORY cover). For all additional information visit www.facebook.com/abbathband

April 10, 2019

Austin, Texas based blackened Thrash Metallers WIDOWER will release their debut full-length "Cataclysmic Sorcery" on May 24, 2019 via Black Market Metal Label on CD, cassette, LP and digitally. You can already stream the album track ‘Cosmic Holocaust’ over here. The band previously released three EPs and contributed two songs to the film "Zero Charisma". The debut album is the first WIDOWER release to feature drummer Sterling Junkin (VENEREAL BAPTISM, NARCOTIC WASTELAND) and bassist Jake Holmes (CHURCHACIDE, IN OBLIVION). For more WIDOWER information visit www.facebook.com/widoweratx

Arizona’s Death Metallers GATECREEPER have begun the recordings to their second, as yet untitled full-length album (the follow-up to 2016’s "Sonoran Depravation") at Homewrecker Studios in Tucson, Arizona. It will be mixed by Kurt Ballou at Godcity. The album is expected to be released in late 2019 via Relapse Records. You can stream GATECREEPER’s discography, including the debut full-length "Sonoran Depravation" at this location. For all additional information check out www.facebook.com/gatecreeper

MISERY INDEX have just announced the second part of their European tour. This time the tour kicks off at the Protzen Open Air festival in Germany on June 28, 2019 and ends at In Flammen Open Air (also in Germany) on July 12, 2019. MISERY INDEX commented on the tour as follows: "We are excited to get back to Europe for ‘Phase II’ of the "Rituals Of Power" tour. The first round was a massive success, and we look forward to once more bringing the Metal to the people this summer when we return for festival appearances and a series of limited club shows. Look for even more new tunes to be performed live for the first time, as a well as a selection of classics from the back catalog. Come one, come all, and let’s ‘hammer the nails’!" All further info at www.facebook.com/miseryindex

"Of Rot And Ruin", the new album from New Jersey blackened Death Metallers HATH, is now streaming in its entirety here. The album will be released on April 12, 2019 via Willowtip Records. More HATH information at www.facebook.com/hathnj

Malta’s Death Metallers BEHEADED have just released a first single from their upcoming new album "Only Death Can Save You". You can stream ‘A Greater Terror’ at this location. The album will be released on June 14, 2019 via Agonia Records. More BEHEADED at www.facebook.com/beheadedmt

April 06, 2019

Swedish Death / Thrashers THREE DEAD FINGERS have just released their debut album "Breed Of The Devil" via Bleeding Music Records yesterday. It was recorded, mixed and mastered at Bleeding Music Studio in Västerås, Sweden by Andreas ”Fluff” Morén (BLEEDING UTOPIA, CONDEMNATORY, BOMBS OF HADES). A full album stream is available here. An official video for the track ‘Into The Bloodbath’ is furthermore available at this location. The band was formed in 2015 by five extremely young teenagers (age between 13 to 14) and they already won a music contest in 2017, which paved the way of their performances at Sweden Rock Festival and Skogsröjet Festival. For all further information visit www.facebook.com/threedeadfingers

Mexican Thrashers STRIKE MASTER are currently working on new material and will soon enter the studio for the recordings. Since their origin in 2005 the band already released 5 full length studio albums, a live DVD, two split releases, an EP and a compilation of their early recordings. A video for the song ‘As I March’ (from their latest, self-titled album) is available overhere. More STRIKE MASTER info and regular updates you will find at www.facebook.com/strikemasterofficial

April 05, 2019

Swedish melodic Black Metallers ISTAPP have just released a lyric video for ‘Eternal Winter’. It can be watched at this location. The song will appear on the band’s upcoming fourth album "The Insidious Star", which will be released on April 26, 2019 via Trollzorn on CD, LP (including bonustrack) and digitally. The cover artwork was created by Pär Olofsson. Another track of the album (‘Natten Da Gud Blundade (1888)’) is still streaming here. More ISTAPP info you will find at www.facebook.com/istapp-official-125581444205995

American technical Death Metallers ORIGIN have released a lyric video for the track ‘Infestation’ at this location now. The song will appear on the band’s forthcoming anniversary album "Abiogenesis – A Coming Into Existence", which will be released on May 03, 2019 via Agonia Records. More about ORIGIN at www.facebook.com/origin

On June 14, 2019 Greyhaze Records will re-release SARCÓFAGO’s "Crust" EP (originally released in 2000) on vinyl and cassette formats. The album’s audio has been carefully sourced from original master tapes and all artwork has been restored. You can stream the reissue version of ‘F.O.M.B.M’ over here. More info at www.greyhazerecords.com

April 03, 2019

German blackened Doom Metallers Metallers STELLAR MASTER ELITE have just released another track from their upcoming fourth album "Hologram Temple". You can check out ‘Apocalypsis’ at this location. The album was recorded at the band’s own studio, while drums, mix and mastering were done together with Markus Stock at Klangschmiede Studio E. "Hologram Temple" will be released on May 03, 2019 via Unholy Conspiracy Deathwork. More about STELLAR MASTER ELITE at www.facebook.com/smemusic

Portuguese Black / Death Metallers NIHILITY have released a video for the song ‘Indulge Self Restraint’ over here. The track will appear on the upcoming debut album "Thus Spoke The Antichrist", which will be released May 24, 2019 via Black Lion Records. For more NIHILITY info visit www.facebook.com/nihility.pt

April 02, 2019

Poland’s blackened Death / Thrashers EMPHERIS have just released their new album "The Return Of Derelict Gods" via Old Temple. Three of the album songs can be streamed at this location. More about EMPHERIS at www.facebook.com/empherisofficial

On April 05, 2019 Old Temple will release a new seven track MCD entitled "Goat Tormentor" from Polish Black Metallers HATE THEM ALL. Hellscreamaross (OFFENCE, WITCHFUCK) and Beer Drinker (BRÜDNY SKÜRWIEL) contributed guest vocals to two of the songs. Sound samples can be found here. For all additional band information visit www.facebook.com/hatethemall666

Dutch Black Metallers CIRITH GORGOR will release their seventh album "Sovereign" on April 19, 2019 via Hammerheart Records. A full album stream is already available over here. All further information you will find at www.facebook.com/cirithgorgorofficial

April 01, 2019

New Jersey based blackened Death Metallers HATH have released a play-through video for the track ‘Usurpation’. It features in-studio footage of the band performing an instrumental version of the song that appears on their forthcoming new album "Of Rot And Ruin". You can check out the video right here. The song with vocals can be streamed at this location. "Of Rot And Ruin" will be out on April 12, 2019 via Willowtip Records. All additional band information you will find at www.facebook.com/hathnj

On April 05, 2019 Slovakian blackened Death Metallers CEREMONY OF SILENCE will release their debut album "Outis" via Willowtip Records on digipak CD, LP and digitally. A full album stream is available here. More about CEREMONY OF SILENCE at www.facebook.com/ceremonyofsilence