September 16, 2022

Finnish Black Metallers HAIL CONJURER have just premiered a video for ‘Earth Penetration’ over here. It is the title track of the band’s sixth album, which will be released on September 23, 2022 via Signal Rex (cassette tape) and Bestial Burst (CD). The previously revealed album track ‘Come Alive’ can still be streamed at this location. The complete tracklist reads like this: ‘The Sin And The Sweat’, ‘Aghast’, ‘Rebellion Of The Flesh’, ‘Blood On The Stone’, ‘Come Alive’, ‘Winter Death’ and ‘Earth Penetration’. For all further HAIL CONJURER info please visit

Danish Death Metallers MACERATION have just released a video for ‘Epiphany Of The Past’ at this location. The song will appear on their upcoming new album “It Never Ends…” which will be out on November 25, 2022 via Emanzipation Productions. For more MACERATION info check out

Canadian Death / Thrashers SARKASM have just signed a deal with Xtreem Music for the release of their first album “As Empires Decay”, which will be out in early 2023. The mastering will be done by Dan Swanö at Unisound Studios in Germany and Luc Lemay from GORGUTS contributed guest vocals to some of the tracks. SARKASM was formed in 1990 and released four demos until they first split up in 1994. You can check out their 1992 demo “Inner Flame” over here. For regular updates make sure to follow the band at

A full album stream of “Life Desecration”, the debut full-length of Czech Black / Death Metallers ALTARS ABLAZE, is available at this location now. The album has just been released via Lavadome Productions on CD and in digital formats. All additional ALTARS ABLAZE info is available at

Florida based thrashing Death Metallers HELLWITCH will release a new album entitled “Annihilational Intercention” in early 2023 via Listenable Records. Band leader Pat Ranieri commented on it as follows: “The forging of the new HELLWITCH album began on July 12, 2022. Tentatively titled “Annihilational Intercention”. We are once again in the fiery pits of legendary Studio 13 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida with veteran producer Jeremy Staska (HELLWITCH, MALEVOLENT CREATION, DIVINE EMPIRE, POISON THE WELL, HATEPLOW, KULT OF AZAZEL). This new batch of aural mangulation will contain tracks ranging from 1985 to present. Some offerings include ‘Hellwitch’, a song from 1985 that was left to die only to be reanimated now into a bombastic overture of epic proportions. Also, new tracks ‘Delegated Disruption’ (the horrors of modern leadership and global incineration), ‘Epochal Cessation’ (a true tale about the dead left in my wake) and ‘Solipsistic Immortality’ (Asomatonymous existence) will be revealed conveying the boundless torture (chamber!) that is, was and shall always be, HELLWITCH!” A detailed HELLWITCH biography you will find at this location. For more band info please visit

West Coast Death Metallers RIPPED TO SHREDS will release their Relapse debut full-length “劇變 (Jubian)” on October 14, 2022 on CD, LP, cassette and digitally. The band just revealed the song ‘漢奸 (Race Traitor)’ over here. Frontman Andrew Lee issued the following comments about it: “I’ve been a melodeath fan from day one, so ‘Race Traitor’ is my take on EUCHARIST / INTESTINE BAALISM style melodeath. The lyrics here directly speak to the experience of existing as a minority in a country where any action is seen as representative of their whole race.” Here’s the full tracklist of the album: ‘Violent Compulsion For Conquest’, ‘Split Apart By Five Chariots’, ‘獨孤九劍 日月神教第三節 (In Solitude – Sun Moon Holy Cult Pt 3)’, ‘Harmonious Impiety’, ‘漢奸 (Race Traitor)’, ‘Reek Of Burning Freedom’, ‘Peregrination To The Unborn Eternal Mother’ and ‘Scripture Containing The Supreme Internal Energy Arts That Render The Practitioner Invincible Throughout The Martial Realm’. A music video for ‘Reek Of Burning Freedom’ (directed by Kevin Burleigh) can be watched at this location. All additional RIPPED TO SHREDS information you will find at

Black Metallers ADAGA have just premiered the track ‘No Limiar Da Morte’ over here. It will appear on the band’s upcoming debut full length “Das Ruínas Do Ser”, which will be released on October 14, 2022 via Altare Productions on vinyl LP format. It will feature the following tracks: ‘Noite Soberana’, ‘No Limiar Da Morte’, ‘De Passagem’, ‘Nas Ruínas Do Ser – Pt I’, ‘Nas Ruínas Do Ser – Pt II’ and ‘Fragmentação Da Alma’. For ordering details please visit

Austrian Black Metallers ELLENDE have just released the song ‘Freier Fall’ at this location. It is taken from the band’s fourth full-length “Ellenbogengesellschaft”, which will be out on September 30, 2022 via AOP Records. The previously revealed tracks ‘Ruhelos’ and ‘Abschied’ can still be streamed here and here. You can follow ELLENDE at

Italy’s brutal technical Death Metallers ANTROPOFAGUS have just revealed a first song off their upcoming new album “Origin”. You can check out a video for ‘Hymns Of Acrimony’ at this location. The album will be released on October 28, 2022 via Agonia Records. More about ANTROPOFAGUS at

A full stream of “Sathanas Grand Victoria”, the sophomore full length from German Black Metallers PESTLEGION, is available right here now. It will be released on September 30, 2022 via Osmose Productions on CD format. The vinyl LP version will follow later this year. For all further PESTLEGION info check out

Belgium’s melodic Death Metallers SLAUGHTER THE GIANT have just released a video for ‘The Undead’ at this location. The track is taken from the band’s upcoming album “Depravity”, which will be released via Hammerheart Records on October 28, 2022 on CD, vinyl LP and digitally. More band information you will find at

On September 23, 2022 EAL Productions (distributed via NoEvDia) will release the second (and final) album from German Black Metallers KATHAARIA, “To Be Shunned by All… As Centres Of Pestilence”. Here’s the complete tracklist already: ‘Agenda Nihil’, ‘The Last Act Of Rebellion’, ‘Degenerate Encapsulate’, ‘The Judas Principle’, ‘Never Dead Enough’ and ‘Apathetic’. For more info please visit

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