September 17, 2020

Paul Speckmann (vocals) and Rogga Johansson (guitars, bass) have teamed-up once again with Brynjar Helgetun (drums) for a fifth JOHANSSON & SPECKMANN album. It is entitled “The Germs Of Circumstance” and will feature the following tracks: ‘The Germs Of Circumstance’, ‘One World One Leader’, ‘Take The Lions Share’, ‘I Was Left To Stare’, ‘Generations Antidote’, ‘Confessions Of A Vital Leader’, ‘Provoke The Collective’ and ‘Devour Engage The Hour The Rage’. ‘Confessions Of A Vital Leader’ is already streaming at this location now. “The Germs Of Circumstance” will be released on October 09, 2020 via Soulseller Records, the artwork was created by Arvin Palma. For regular updates you can follow JOHANSSON & SPECKMANN at

On November 27, 2020 Hells Headbangers will release “Arcana, Scrying And Revelation”, the third album from Australia based Black / Death Metallers MONGREL’S CROSS on CD and vinyl LP formats. The following tracks will appear on it: ‘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’. The cover artwork was created by Kris Verwimp. The track ‘Suffer The Witch To Live’ is already available for streaming here. More about MONGREL’S CROSS at

“Saturnal Chambers”, the debut EP from New York City based Black Metal trio KYRIOS, will be released via Caligari Records on October 30, 2020 on cassette tape format. The track ‘The Utterance of Foul Truths’ can already be checked out at this location. The complete tracklist reads as follows: ‘The Utterance Of Foul Truths’, ‘Saturnal Chambers’ and ‘A Mare In The Wire’. More info and pre-order details you will find at or

Swedish Death Metallers FURNACE have just released another track from their upcoming new album “Dark Vistas”. You can listen to ’94 Bloch Lane’ at this location now. “Dark Vistas” will be released on October 09, 2020 via Soulseller Records on CD, LP and digitally. It was produced at Rotpit and Night Wind Studio and the cover artwork was created by Juanjo Castellano. The following tracks will appear on it: ‘Suburban Nightmare’, ‘The Other Ones’, ‘The Calling’, ‘Yog-Sothoth (The Key And The Gateway)’, ’94 Bloch Lane’, ‘Trapped’, ‘A Journey Through Dark Vistas’, ‘Escape’, ‘From The Blackest Void’, ‘Eve Of Triumph’ and ‘Another Ending’. FURNACE features member of PAGANIZER, DEMIURG, ASSASSINS BLADE, CULT OF THE FOX and VOID MOON. All additional band info you will find at

Brazilian Black Metallers GRAVE DESECRATOR have released a video for ‘Temple Of Abominations’ over here. The song is taken from their 2016 release “Dust To Lust”. The footage was filmed during the band’s performance at Satan’s Revenge Fest in Rio de Janeiro in 2018 as part of GRAVE DESECRATOR’s “20 Years Of Desecration Tour.” A full album stream is available at this location. Regarding the artwork, artist Zbigniew Bielak (WATAIN, MAYHEM, GHOST, BEHEMOTH) issued the following comments: “With all its contrasts, hostility, intolerance, corruption, Brazil has proven to be a time capsule for the mundane times of uniformity and facilitation, which nowadays render the western Metal so tame and complacent. That being said, GRAVE DESECRATOR’s story is no different from the ones of SARCÓFAGO, SEPULTURA or even SLAYER in their tough formative ’80s. In rivers of rehearsal sweat and against all odds, album by album, they slowly polished their rough stone into a deadly blade. And now it is time to bleed. It is not easy to pinpoint the spirit of Brazilian extreme Metal – it is a fine mixture of tanned sexuality and funerary sacrilege that only few could convey the way SARCÓFAGO or SEXTRASH did. These four derailed rovers of abomination and forbidden fun certainly can! It has been an honour to embark on this journey with them and for once illustrate a flawless 80s album. I praise the old Brazilian scene and SARCÓFAGO’s “Rotting” cover is among my favorite artworks of all time, so obviously the artwork for “Dust To Lust” pays some homage here and there. The inner artwork is yet another tribute – to HR Giger, whose spirit strongly permeated the aesthetics 80s Metal, and about whose passing I learnt, while staying with the guys in Rio.” More about GRAVE DESECRATOR at

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