May 01, 2020

Russian melodic Death Metallers DROPS OF HEART will release their second full-length “Stargazers” on July 22, 2020. Richard Sjunnesson from UNGUIDED and Bjorn Strid from SOILWORK contributed guest vocals to the album. The following tracks will appear on it: ‘Echoes’, ‘Frost Grip’ (feat. Richard Sjunnesson), ‘Knot’, ‘Escapist’, ‘Lull’, ‘Starlight’ (feat. Bjorn Strid), ‘Modern Madness’, ‘Coffin’, ‘Exodus’, ‘Death Lover’, ‘Discoverers’, ‘Stargazers’ and ‘Starlight’ (single, English version – bonus track). The first single ‘Modern Madness’ can be streamed here. For more band information check out

Everlasting Spew Records will release a new EP from technical brutal Death Metallers SEROCS entitled “Vore”. It will be out on CD and digitally on June 26, 2020 and features five new tracks plus two 2011 demo tracks. Phil Tougas (FUNEBRARUM, CHTHE’ILIST, FIRST FRAGMENT) has contributed a solo on the track ‘Building A Shrine Upon Vanishing Sands’. More about SEROCS at

Berlin, Germany based progressive brutal Death Metallers DEFEATED SANITY will release a new album entitled “The Sanguinary Impetus” on July 24, 2020 via Willowtip Records. The drums and bass were recorded at Heaven and Heller Studios in Los Angeles, the guitars at Daily Hero Studios in Berlin and the vocals at the Thousand Caves in New York. It was mixed and mastered by Colin Marston in New York and the artwork was created by Jon Zig. The song ‘Propelled Into Sacrilege’ is already streaming at this location. The band issued the following statement concerning the forthcoming album: “With “The Sanguinary Impetus” we have created our most complex album to date. We had strayed pretty far from our style musically with “Disposal Of The Dead/Dharmata” and felt a strong urge to pick up where we left off with “Passages Into Deformity” and expand on the trademark DS sound.” The full “The Sanguinary Impetus” tracklist reads as follows: ‘Phytodigestion’, ‘Imposed Corporeal Inhabitation’, ‘Conceived Through Savagery’, ‘Insecta Incendium’, ‘Entity Dissolving Entity’, ‘Arboreously Transfixed’, ‘Propelled Into Sacrilege’, ‘Drivelling Putrefaction’ and ‘Dislimbing The Ostracized’. All further DEFEATED SANITY info you will find at

On July 15, 2020 Nuclear War Now! Productions will release “Negative Evocation Rites”, the second album from Gothenburg, Sweden based THE FUNERAL ORCHESTRA on CD and vinyl LP formats. It was recorded in early 2020 in Studio Trauma and Abysmal Noise Studio in Sweden, with additional recording at an undisclosed location in Colorado. “Negative Evocation Rites” will feature the following songs: ‘Negative Evocations’, ‘Flesh Infiltrations’, ‘Negations I’ and ‘Negations II’. The track ‘Negative Evocations’ can already be checked out here. More info you will find at

VLTIMAS have announced a new European tour with label mates THE GREAT OLD ONES at the end of 2020. The tour will kick off on November 26, 2020 in Vosselaar, Belgium and ends on December 12, 2020 in Göttingen, Germany. VLTIMAS guitarist Blasphemer commented on the tour as follows: “I’m stoked to announce our “Praevalidvs Evropa MMXX” headliner tour. The tour will mark an end to the European touring cycle for “Something Wicked Marches In” as well as igniting the 2nd chapter for the band. A new album is in the works and we hope to have it ready for you all by mid 2021. French masters of Lovecraftian Magick, THE GREAT OLD ONES will be serving as direct support every night. A package not to be missed.” THE GREAT OLD ONES issued the following statement: “Cultists! We are proud and honored to participate in this tour with VLTIMAS. The current situation has only intensified our desire to hit the road, and come to offer you intense Lovecraftian shows. We can’t wait to see you, be prepared for a powerful journey into the cosmic depths. Stay safe, and worship Cthulhu!” You can follow both bands for regular updates at or

French old school Death Metallers IRON FLESH have released a digital live EP today. It features the 2 tracks ‘The Nameless Fog’ and ‘Troops Of Doom’ (SEPULTURA cover). You can check it out here. For more IRON FLESH information visit

French Death Metal / Deathcore five piece HEBOÏDOPHRENIE will release their second full length “Cannibalism For Dummies” on June 15, 2020 via Great Dane Records. Pre-order and streaming info can be found at this location. All additional band info you will find at

On July 17, 2020 Iron Bonehead Productions will release “Birth Of An Eternal Empire”, the debut mini album of Denmark’s ASCENDENCY, on CD and 12″ vinyl formats. It was recorded in May 2019 and will be the first of a trilogy of short releases, with a continuous conceptual narrative, about the thirst for power and hegemony and the ultimate betrayal of ego and arrogance. The following tracks will appear on it: ‘Altered Beast’, ‘Culling The Weak’, ‘Tread The Path To Supreme Veneration’ and ‘A Birth In Fire’. You can already stream ‘A Birth In Fire’ here. More ASCENDENCY at

Canadian Black / Death Metallers REVENGE have just released a third single from their upcoming sixth full length “Strike.Smother.Dehumanize”. The song ‘Oath Violator’ can now be streamed right here. The album will be released on May 22, 2020 via Season Of Mist Underground Activists. All additional REVENGE info you will find at

“Bir Devrin Sonu”, the long sold-out farewell album from Turkish Grinders SAKATAT is finally available again (8 years after its initial release), on digital platforms with two unreleased bonus cover songs. The streaming will start today, 11:00 CET at A video will be available at this location. More about SAKATAT at

‘Forgotten Explanations’, another song from New York City based technical progressive Metal trio BEHOLD… THE ARCTOPUS‘s forthcoming “Hapeleptic Overtrove” album, is streaming at this location now. The first single ‘Blessing In Disgust’ is still available here. “Hapeleptic Overtrove” will be released on June 12, 2020 via Willowtip Records on vinyl LP and digital formats. The CD version will be released via P2. The full tracklist of the album reads as follows: ‘Quithtion’, ‘Adult Contemporary’, ‘Telapthy Apathy’, ‘Blessing In Disgust’, ‘Forgotten Explanations’, ‘Other Realms (Instrumental)’, ‘Perverse.Esoteric.Different.’, ‘Hapelectic Perspective Request’ and ‘Quithtion Overtrove’. All further band information you will find at

Sweden’s Speed Metal Punks TØRONTO have just premiered the new track ‘Ride The Rails’ at this location. It will appear on the band’s upcoming debut mini album “Under Siege”, which will be released on May 22, 2020 via Dying Victims Productions on 12” vinyl format. For more TØRONTO info please visit

Leeds, England based technical Death / Thrashers CRYPTIC SHIFT are now streaming their debut album “Visitations From Enceladus” in its entirety right here. It will be released on May 04, 2020 via Blood Harvest Records. You can follow the band at

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