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August 07, 2020

Russian Black Metallers SECOND TO SUN have just released a drum playthrough video for ‘I Psychoanalyze My Ghosts’ at this location. The track is taken from the band’s forthcoming album “Leviathan”, which will be released on September 29, 2020 and features drummer Theodor Borovski. You can furthermore stream ‘I Psychoanalyze Ghosts’ and the album’s title track over here. The cover artwork for “Leviathan” was created by Alexander Shadrin. More about SECOND TO SUN at www.facebook.com/secondtosun

Spanish Death Metallers UNCONSECRATED have just announced Azathoth (HNAGASH, TRIBULATION) as their new vocalist. The band is currently working on their debut full length “Raise The Dead”, which will feature the following tracks: ‘Desecrated’, ‘Eternal Rest’, ‘Raise The Dead’, ‘Winds Of Immortality’, ‘Necropolis’, ‘Pandemic Bloodlust’, ‘Fleshbound Faith’ and ‘Perfect Wound’. For regular updates follow UNCONSECRATED at www.facebook.com/unconsecratedeathmetal

Dutch Death Metallers PESTILENCE have started recording their ninth studio album, which will be entitled “Exitivm”. PESTILENCE’s main composer Patrick Mameli had this to say on the progress they made so far: “PESTILENCE is very pleased how the 10 new compositions are developing and taking shape. Not even in my wildest dreams I could have ever imagined this monster taking shape like it is doing right now. I think it has something to do with this line-up and sound engineer too. Not only are the new guys: Rutger (lead guitars), Joost van der Graaf (bass guitars) and Michiel van der Plicht (drums) extremely talented but they fit the PESTILENCE style. They fill in their parts on a high professional level. My guitar sound for this new album “Exitivm” is more brutal and heavy than on previous albums so that it crushes the scull and pierces right through the soul. The collaboration with studio engineer Jory Hogeveen at Pitchnote Productions, has been very relaxed since he is a musician himself (guitar player for SHINIGAMI), so we speak the same musical language. So far we finished recording drums, guitars, bass and some leads. It already sounds devastating. Up next are vocals and the rest of the leads. Then we add some intros and soundscapes to further take the whole concept to a much darker place because the lyrical concept is about mental illness and inner and outer entities aka demons.” “Exitivm” will be released later this year via Agonia Records. More PESTILENCE information can be found at www.facebook.com/pestilenceofficial

French Black Metallers NOVAE MILITIAE have just premiered the new track ‘Faithfully Reduced To Ashes’ at this location. It is taken from their upcoming second album “Topheth”, which will be released on September 15, 2020 via Goathorned Productions on digipak CD, limited to 300 copies. A vinyl version will also be released later on by Sentient Ruin Laboratories. The previously revealed album track ‘Elevated To Him’ can still be streamed here. The complete “Topheth” tracklist reads as follows: ‘Towards The Sitra Achra’, ‘Advent Of The Prophet’, ‘Faithfully Reduced To Ashes’, ‘The Call Of Aeshma’, ‘Elevated To Him’, ‘Affliction Of The Divine’, ‘The Tables Of Revelations’ and ‘A.R.F.A.’. All further NOVAE MILITIAE info you will find at www.facebook.com/novae.militiae

Stockholm, Sweden based Death Metallers DESOLATOR have just released a new track entitled ‘The Great Law Of The Dead’ at this location. It will appear on their upcoming new album “Sermon Of Apathy” and features NILE’s Karl Sanders. The band issued the following comments about the track: “‘The Great Law Of The Dead’ is the album’s closing track, an almost nine-minute dive into Lovecraftian horror, featuring an awesome guest solo by NILE’s Karl Sanders. It’s one of DESOLATOR’s most ambitious tracks so far, and it’s an honor to have one of our musical idols play on it.” The previously released single ‘Creatures Of Habit’ can still be streamed here. “Sermon Of Apathy” will be released on September 04, 2020 via Black Lion Records. For more info check out www.facebook.com/desolatorswe

Horror Pain Gore Death Productions have signed GHOULHOUSE, a newly formed old school Grindcore / Death Metal band, featuring Rogga Johansson (PAGANIZER, RIBSPREADER, REVOLTING etc.) and Håkan Stuvemark (WOMBBATH). Their debut album “Rigor Mortis Intermezzo” will be released on September 11, 2020 on CD and digitally. It will feature the following tracks: ‘Maze Of Human Bones’, ‘The Beast Of The Morgue’, ‘Necroholics Anonymous’, ‘Rigor Mortis Intermezzo’, ‘Loveshack Graveyard’, ‘Ghoulhouse Theme’, ‘Rotten Flesh Ballet’, ‘Needle And Thread For The Rotting Undead’, ‘Sawlaw’, ‘Zombified And Berserk’, ‘Ghoulhouse’ and ‘Decomposition Beat’. You can already stream ‘Maze Of Human Bones’ right here. For more info and ordering details please visit www.facebook.com/horrorpaingoredeath

Boston, Massachusetts based technical brutal Death Metallers GORATORY have just released a brand new track entitled ‘I Shit Your Pants’ at this location. It is the first release of the band in 16 years. It will appear on their new album “Sour Grapes” which will be out via Everlasting Spew Records in October. More about GORATORY at www.facebook.com/officialgoratory

Minnesota’s Death / Doom Metallers VOID ROT will release their debut full length “Descending Pillars” on September 11, 2020 via Everlasting Spew Records. The album track ‘Liminal Forms’ is already available for streaming over here. For all further VOID ROT info check out www.facebook.com/voidrot

Belgian Death Metallers CARNATION have just premiered a second new track from the their upcoming album “Where Death Lies”, which will be out on September 18, 2020 via Season Of Mist. You can check out ‘Iron Discipline’ at this location. CARNATION have previously revealed a video for ‘Sepulcher Of Alteration’, which can still be viewed here. The cover artwork for “Where Death Lies” was once again created by Juan Jose Castellano Rosado. “Where Death Lies” will feature the following tracks: ‘Iron Discipline’, ‘Sepulcher Of Alteration’, ‘Where Death Lies’, ‘Spirit Excision’, ‘Napalm Ascension’, ‘Serpent’s Breath’, ‘Malformed Regrowth’, ‘Reincarnation’ and ‘In Chasms Abysmal’. More about CARNATION at www.facebook.com/carnationbe

August 06, 2020

Italian Black Metallers IDOLATRIA have just premiered the new track ‘Noctule: The Emperor Of Scourge’ at this location. It will appear on the band’s upcoming second album “Tetrabestiarchy”, which will be released on September 04, 2020 via Signal Rex. The cover artwork was created by Cold Poison. The previously revealed album track ‘Vulture: The God Of Last Rites’ can still be checked out here. The full tracklist of “Tetrabestiarchy” reads like this: ‘Intro: Glorious Praise To The Tetrarchs’, ‘Serpent: The Father Of Darkness’, ‘Noctule: The Emperor Of Scourge’, ‘Goat: The Servant Of Underworld’, ‘Vulture: The God Of Last Rites’ and ‘Outro: Vibrant Flare Of Their Coming’. More about IDOLATRIA at www.facebook.com/idolatria666

Värmland, Sweden based Black Metallers SVEDERNA have revealed ‘Skuld Och Vita Knogar’, the third and the final single from their forthcoming sophomore album “Härd” at this location. The band commented on the track as follows: “‘Skuld Och Vita Knogar’ is a classic Scandinavian Black Metal rooted track, with hints of Nordic Folk melodies alongside eruptions of intense, dark brutality, yet still varied and unpredictable. This is paired with haunting lyrics, making the track a pitch-black sensation from the album to come.” The previously released singles ‘Tempelhärd’ and ‘Folkets Blod’ can still be streamed here and here. The album will be released on CD and digitally on August 28, 2020 via Carnal Records, with a vinyl release planned later this year. More SVEDERNA info you will find at www.facebook.com/svederna.garde

Indonesian Brutal Death Metal trio DECAYED FLESH is streaming their debut album “Eternal Misery” in its entirety over here now. It was released on June 13, 2020 via Brutal Mind. For all additional band info check out www.facebook.com/decayedfleshiddm

New Zealand based Black / Death / Doom Metallers VASSAFOR are streaming their entire upcoming third album “To The Death” at this location now. It will be released on August 07, 2020 via Iron Bonehead Productions. You can follow the band at www.facebook.com/vassafor

Australia’s Black / Death Metallers MONGREL’S CROSS have just released a new track entitled ‘Suffer The Witch To Live’ over here. It is taken from their third album “Arcana, Scrying And Revelation”, which will be released this November via Hells Headbangers on CD and vinyl LP formats. The album also marks the arrival of ABSU’s Proscriptor as their vocalist. The cover artwork was created by Kris Verwimp. The following tracks will appear on “Arcana, Scrying And Revelation”: ‘Suffer The Witch To Live’, ‘Fate Of The Grail Pt. I’, ‘A Magician’s Prayer’, ‘Fate Of The Grail Pt. II’, ‘As A Being Undead’, ‘What The Cards May Tell’ and ‘The Whispering Void’. More about MONGREL’S CROSS at www.facebook.com/mongrelscross

August 05, 2020

Swedish Grindcore / D-Beat trio GRID has inked a deal with Selfmadegod Records. After several vinyl and cassette releases the band from Umea has just finished recording their debut full length “Livsleda”, which will be released on September 11, 2020 on CD and digitally. The following tracks will appear on it: ‘Indiffrence’, ‘I Ruinerna Av Vår Ensamhet’, ‘Disinformation = Facts’, ‘Insatiable’, ‘Starving For Purpose’, ‘Livsleda’, ‘Exile’, ‘Ritual’ and ‘Doomed’. The album opener is already available for streaming at this location. More about GRID at www.facebook.com/gridgrindcore

Greek Black Metallers LUCIFER’S CHILD have made their entire Hellfest 2019 performance available for streaming. You can watch the pro-shot video at this location. The band commented: “Since we cannot be on the road, this is one of the few ways we can reach out to you. We cannot wait until we’ll be able to raise hell on stage again! Stay safe and strong.” More LUCIFER’S CHILD info you will find at www.facebook.com/luciferschildmusic

Australian Black / Death Metallers TEMPLE NIGHTSIDE are streaming their upcoming fourth album “Pillars Of Damnation” in its entirety over here now. It will be released on August 07, 2020 via Iron Bonehead Productions. For all further band information check out www.facebook.com/templenightsidenecromancy

Russian brutal Death Metallers OSSUARY ANEX have just released a lyric video for ‘Path To Golgotha’ at this location. The song will appear on their upcoming third album “Obscurantism Apogee”, which will be released on September 22, 2020 via Xtreem Music on CD format. The cover artwork has once again been created by Vladimir ‘Smerdulak’ Chebakov and the complete tracklist reads as follows: ‘Contempt Of God’, ‘Firestorm’, ‘Obscurantism Apogee’, ‘Revelation (Apocalypsis Ioannis)’, ‘Path To Golgotha’, ‘We Are The Antichrist’, ‘According To Their Deeds’, ‘The Beyond-Man’ and ‘The Great And Celestial Massacre’. You can follow OSSUARY ANEX at www.facebook.com/ossuaryanex

Costa Rica based Death Metallers ASTRIFEROUS are streaming their debut mini album “The Lower Levels Of Sentience” in its entirety over here now. It will be released on August 07, 2020 via Me Saco Un Ojo Ojo Records on 12″ vinyl format (the CD version will be released via Pulverised Records, while Desert Wastelands Productions will handle the tape version). More ASTRIFEROUS at https://astriferous.bandcamp.com

August 04, 2020

On October 06, 2020 Putrid Cult will release “Abysmal Invocation”, the debut full length from Poland’s DEATHEPOCH, on CD and cassette tape formats. The vinyl LP version will follow in December. The band consists of Lord K. (NEKKROFUKK, SACRIFICULUS, GOATHRONE, ex – HATE), who’s responsible for vocals, drums and electronic samples and Morgul (Putrid Cult label owner), who’s responsible for the guitar and bass parts. The album features guest vocals from Mark Of The Devil (CULTES DES GHOULES), Vincent Crowley (ACHERON) and Kris Stanley (SINISTROUS DIABOLUS, ex – DIOCLETIAN), as well as covers of SODOM and ACHERON. The complete “Abysmal Invocation” tracklist reads as follows: ”Abysmal Invocation Pt. I’, ‘Genocide I’, ‘Genocide II’, ‘Abysmal Ivocation Pt. II’, ‘Genocide III (featuring Mark Of The Devil)’, ‘Genocide IV’, ‘Genocide V’ (featuring Vincent Crowley), ‘Bombenhagel’ (SODOM cover, featuring Kris Stanley), ‘Abysmal Invocation Pt. III’ and ‘Ave Satanas’ (ACHERON cover). ‘Genocide III’ is already available for streaming here. For more info or odering information visit www.putridcult.pl or www.facebook.com/putridcult

Greek Black Metallers KATAVASIA have just premiered another new track from their upcoming second album “Magnus Venator”, which will be released on September 04, 2020 via Floga Records. You you stream ‘The Tyrant’ at this location now. The previously revealed ‘Chthonic Oracle’ is still available here. KATAVASIA features members of Greek Metal acts such as VARATHRON, HAIL SPIRIT NOIR, AENAON, MELAN SELAS and AGNES VEIN. More KATAVASIA info at www.facebook.com/katavasiaofficial

“Relatos De Angustia”, the new full length album from South American Black Metallers SELBST, is now streaming in its entirety at this location. It will be released via Debemur Morti Productions on August 07, 2020. For all additional band information check out www.facebook.com/selbstbm

French Black Metallers THROANE have just released a teaser video for their upcoming EP “Une Balle Dans Le Pied” over here. Debemur Morti Productions will release the EP in September. More about THROANE at www.facebook.com/throane

August 01, 2020

Meathook Productions has just released an approximately 35 minutes long BLOOD RED THRONE video entitled “Home Video Part 2” at this location. It shows the band on and off stage during the past years. The madness already began as part of the previously released BLOOD RED THRONE ‘Bloodity’ video, which can still be watched here. More about the Norwegian Death Metallers at www.facebook.com/bloodredthroneofficial

Danish Death Metallers HAD have just revealed a new track entitled ‘Skingrer De Døendes Pinefulde Skrig’ at this location. It will appear on the bands upcoming debut mini album, which will be released on September 01, 2020 via Me Saco Un Ojo Ojo Records on 12″ vinyl format (Dark Descent Records will be handling the CD version, while Extremely Rotten Productions will release the tape version). HAD features members of SULPHUROUS and DEIQUISITOR. All additional info you will find at www.mesacounojo.com or www.facebook.com/mesacounojo

American Black Metallers KHAR SULDE are now streaming their debut full length “The Black Banners Of Cosmic War” in its entirety exclusively here. It was released via Crown And Throne Ltd. on cassette tape format yesterday. More info you will find at www.facebook.com/crownandthroneltd

Dutch brutal Death Metallers DISAVOWED are streaming their new album “Revocation Of The Fallen” in its entirety at this location now. It has just been released via Brutal Mind. For more DISAVOWED info check out www.facebook.com/disavowedofficial

UNorthampton, Massachusetts based Vampiric Black Metallers UNHOLY VAMPYRIC SLAUGHTER SECT have just premiered the new track ‘Forced Genuflection On Adored Gored Knees’ right here. It is taken from the band’s third album “The World Trapped In Vampyric Sway (Darker And Darker)”, which is set for international release on August 21, 2020 via Crown And Throne Ltd. on cassette tape and digital formats (the vinyl LP version shall be released on September 04, 2020). For all further UNHOLY VAMPYRIC SLAUGHTER SECT info please visit www.facebook.com/unholyvampyricslaughtersect