NEWS 15.2 2020

Aktuelle Reviews :
ETERNITY # 24 ( A 5 deutsch )
Hallo erstmal, neues Jahr, neuer Output - es gibt neue Produkte :
DIE FLEDDERER - VON GERHARD LASSEN + CHRISTIAN NOTHAFT
Der Münchner Autor Gerhard Lassen und ich haben uns zusammengetan und einen seiner Texte mit Musik von mir kombiniert - ein Horrortrip nach Indien...
hier zu hören: http://www.christiannothaft.de/mp3/Gerhard_Lassen_+_Christian_Nothaft_-_die_Fledderer_(v1).mp3
Das Ding ist auch leicht abgewandelt beim Berliner Hörspielfestival 2020 eingereicht - Daumen drücken!
HUNDETRAUM - KURZFILM VON THOMAS GLATZ, SOUNDTRACK CHRISTIAN NOTHAFT
Eine weitere Kooperation mit einem Münchner Autor, nämlich Thomas Glatz, der auch Filme macht - traumhaft...
Hier zu sehen/hören:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cgQZs9Co-NU&t=2s
Und neue Tonträger/Veröffentlichungen sind in Vorbereitung:
- eine einspielung von "in C", dem minimal Musik Meilenstein von Terry Riley von der virtual-nothaft-one-man-band ist kurz vor Fertigstellung und man wird sehen, wie es das Licht der Öffentlichkeit erreicht
- "Arowana - Sessions" - der einst nur in einer Mini-CD-ROM-Auflage beim „Bodensatz“ erschienene Meilenstein im nothaft a.k.a pcn - euvre wird wiederveröffentlicht
- eine weitere PCN - (doppel?)-LP ist ebenfalls in Vorbereitung - electroexperimental
Alles zu erwarten Ende diesen/Anfang nächsten Jahres.
Und hier noch mal die links zu den letzten Vö. mit Anmerkungen aus der Fachpresse so far - und ich versteh wieder nicht, warum die Leute so verwirrt sind...:
P.C.N AMBILOCO – „SPONTANEOUS SIMPLITUDE“ (DOPPEL-ALBUM)   https://pcn-ambiloco.bandcamp.com/album/spontaneous-simplitude
"Letztendlich muss man wirklich zugeben, dass einem das hier Gebotene doch schon verdammt runterholen kann und man beim Zuhören kaum mal eine Gelegenheit bekommt, auch nur den kleinsten positiven Gedanken aufkommen zu lassen. Welcher Musikszene genau man nun solche künstlerischen, experimentellen Klänge und Töne genau empfehlen sollte, ist für meinereins nicht wirklich zu sagen.“ Fatal Underground
DEMONUM -  „THERE´S NOTHING WE CAN´T FACE – EXCEPT FOR BUNNIES“ (EP)    https://demonum.bandcamp.com/releases
„Jetzt, wo die Scheibe durchgelaufen ist, sitze ich doch mit nem ganzen Haufen Fragezeichen da, und weiß beim besten Willen nicht so recht, wie man diese musikalische Leistung nun so richtig einschätzen sollte. Man sollte auf jeden Fall die Chance nutzen, auf Bandcamp die Scheibe erst einmal anzutesten um sich
seine eigene Meinung darüber bilden zu können.“ Fatal Underground
„...Die Debüt-EP von DEMONUM soll eine erste Visitenkarte sein, wie seine Interpretation von Metal aussieht. Die Schnittmenge zu Iron Maiden, Mayhem oder Kreator (durch willkürliche Bandnamen ersetzbar) ist die Verwendung von Gitarren...“ Legacy
„Hm, interessantes neues Projekt eines gewissen Christian Nothaft und äußerst schwer zu greifen...“ Trust
Christian Nothaft -- confusing listeners since like ever
Mehr Ton, mehr Bild, mehr Infos auf  www.christiannothaft.de
Sei gegrüßt, hier kommt ein Hallo aus Deutschlands hellish Gartenparty Zentrale,dem IN FLAMMEN OPEN AIR  .Bist auch Du gut im Jahr 2020 gelandet ?!
So richtig Winter scheint es ja nicht zu werden. Also Zeit für Gartenarbeit und Vorbereitungen.
EARLY BIRD-TICKETS: In nur noch 3 Wochen, am 01.03. endet die EARLY BIRD Ticket Aktion. Bis dahin kannst Du, falls noch nicht geschehen, die Tickets für 59,90 Euro inkl. Versand & Gebühren abstauben. Gib bitte Deinen Freunden Bescheid. Soll später keiner sagen, er hätte es nicht gewusst .
EARLY BIRD-Tickets nur unter: www.in-flammen.com
Ha, wollte doch gerade schreiben, dass noch 10 Bands folgen. Wenn ich mich nicht auch nach 5-maligem drüber schauen immer wieder verzählen würde.
Also nochmal  ....1.....2.....7........31 stimmt’s? 8 Bands folgen somit und unser 15-jähriges Jubiläum quer durch den Gemüsegarten der Extreme kann kommen.
 VIELEN DANK an dieser Stelle für jegliche Unterstützung und evtl. sieht man sich ja vorab auf dem ein oder anderen Konzert / Festival.
Thomas  METAL IST FREIHEIT
IN FLAMMEN OPEN AIR – DEUTSCHLANDS HELLISH GARTENPARTY  09. - 11.07.2020 TORGAU / ENTENFANG
PARADISE LOST (UK)
MEMORIAM (UK)
MACABRE (US)
SAMAEL (CH) – Old School Set !!
INCANTATION (US)
SHINING (SWE)
FLOTSAM AND JETSAM (US)
STRIGOI (UK) – (Vallenfyre Nachfolger um Gregor Mackintosh)
M.O.D. - Method of Destruction (US)
FIRESPAWN (SWE)
ARCHGOAT (FIN)
ORIGIN (US)
BETHLEHEM (D)
EISREGEN (D)
DOOL (NL)
THE COMMITTEE (BEL)
RUNEMAGICK (SWE)
MYSTIFIER (BRA)
DEMONICAL (SWE)
THE FUNERAL ORCHESTRA (SWE)
DARZAMAT (PL) – Headliner des allerersten IN FLAMMEN Open Air
ULTHA (D)
KONVENT (DK)
NUMENOREAN (CAN)
ULTAR (RUS)
INCARCERATION (BRA/DE)
BÜTCHER (BEL)
SERRABULHO (POR)
BAIXO CALAO (BRA)
BLIZZEN (D)
UNDERTOW (D)
..... and many more
see you in.....Torgau! 3 Tage / 39 Bands / METAL IST FREIHEIT & NO COMMERCE
Infos & EARLY BIRD Tickets nur unter: 
www.in-flammen.com oder https://www.facebook.com/inflammenopenair/
Today, I am happy to present you with the premiere of Indian Thrash Metal act CHAOS with their new single- 'RISE FROM THE ASHES'
‘Chaos’, one of the leading Indian thrash metal bands, has just released their latest single and music video for ‘Rise from the Ashes’. The flag-bearers of good old thrash metal from the Southern state of Kerala India has been active in the circuit for well over a decade and half and boasts of a legion of die-hard fans from across the country, whom the band fondly refer to as the ‘Chaos Clan’.
Chaos is known for their close-knit relationship within their large fan base that they are gifted with. The fans have been a part of their previous music video for ‘All Against All’ and also their recent one ‘Rise From The Ashes’. Their music is noted for their aggressive guitar work, screaming vocals and rich basslines complimented by terrorizing blast beats. Despite their absolute rich content, the band never misses out on their X-Factor: The Chaos Factor. The latest single comes almost three years after the release of their acclaimed second album ‘All Against All’, a follow-up to their award-winning debut album ‘Violent Redemption’. The video, in monochrome, has been directed by Siva.
“It was great to be working with the Chaos clan again, after the music video of ‘All Against All’. But this is mostly a whole different set of fans. This is also the fifteenth year of Chaos’s existence. So, the video comes at a special time for us” says vocalist Jaagaa. "We are currently working on our third album, of which around seven songs have been completed. We decided to make this song in between, which is slightly groovier and less heavy compared to our usual album material. It is a song which exhorts people to stand up and fight, however down and out you are, however badly you have been pushed down” adds guitarist Nikhil.
The song will be available shortly in all streaming platforms. The band will also be releasing t-shirts and merchandise themed around the single.
Video link   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zCER7AH4PQM
https://www.facebook.com/chaosindia
PEST RECORDS proudly announce the upcoming release of Texas border based band PHOBOS MONOLITH‘s debut EP, WHEN THE LIGHT WILL FADE, scheduled for this Summer. Here’s what the band had to say about this: “After careful consideration we are beyond excited to announce an agreement for the release of our first EP through Pest Records! We look forward to working together to present our completed studio efforts in the days to come under our new record label, Cheers everybody!”
A first single extract is the title-track, now streaming here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6BLv6mjHiAI
Phobos Monolith is a Cosmic Melodic Death Metal band that was started in 2018 by guitarist and primary song writer Pedro Vela in the Mexican border city of Nuevo Laredo, Tamulipas. Together with Victor Tellez and Willy Tovar on drums and lead guitar respectively, they pieced together a live band that draws influences from 90’s era melodic death doom metal. With the recruitment of Eliseo Lara on bass and vocal duty the lineup became a complete unit.
Phobos Monolith combines all of the vast musical elements that are reminiscent of bands such as Amorphis, Tiamat, Katatonia, Anathema, Edge of Sanity, Paradise Lost and many more, while the lyrical themes explore the natural phenomena of space-time and the multiverse through a collection of existentialist introspection.
https://www.facebook.com/phobosmonolithmx/
Co-release between SATANATH RECORDS and PEST RECORDS, the new album ENDURA PLENILUNIIS by Greenlandic Atmospheric Black Doom Metal band STROMPTHA will be out on March 24th, 2020!
Two years after Odium Vult, the infamous act STROMPTHA from Greenland is back with a new musical journey, Endura Pleniluniis. STROMPTHA presents a new aspect of his art: Dark Folk and Cold Wave elements, various type of vocals, walls of keyboards, from acoustic to heavy and powerful parts, are some of the various ingredients of this new STROMPTHA alchemy. This new album is once again a very unique and personal approach of an intense and desperate type of music.
Endura Pleniluniis is made of two parts
– CAPITULUM I: CONSOLAMENT (tracks 1-3) in an original Atmospheric Black Metal where shadows of Doom and Ambient haunt and freeze the intense & original music of the one man band
– CAPITULUM II: TRESPASSAMENT (tracks 4-6) in a more Avant-Garde style where Cold Wave and Post-Punk shadows haunt the experience.
Somewhere and nowhere between The Cure, Midnight Odyssey, Type O Negative and Blut Aus Nord. Originally was self-released under title Endura as demo in 2019.
https://stromptha.bandcamp.com/
The new German Heavy Metal combo Command the MACHYNE present SARAH’S HEART, the first single taken of their upcoming self-titled debut album: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=urq7m9aZ-8I
Sarah’s Heart is a song about organ donation, about a real even that happened in Florian‘s life, here’s what the band’s vocalist (an formed Destillery frontman) had to say about it:
“Sarah’s Heart is the last song we recorded for the album. The song is about organ donation. Sarah was a coworker for a few months, and I was impressed by her dramatic story, by her luck to finally get a second heart through organ donation. It’s important for her to emphasize the importance of organ donation and we tried to show a bit of our support through this song, Sarah’s Heart.”
Command the Machyne‘s debut album is set to be released via Pest Records (a Loud Rage Music chapter) this April 6th. Pre-orders are now up and running here:
https://pestrecords.bandcamp.com/album/command-the-machyne-command-the-machyne
https://www.facebook.com/Command-The-Machyne-246079909443845/
Pest Records
   https://pestrecords.bandcamp.com/    https://www.facebook.com/pestrecords
Satanath Records   http://satanath.com/
THE MEDEA PROJECT – “SISYPHUS”
Label:
Independent Release
Release Date: March 20th 2020
Genre: Dark Primal Gothic Doom
For fans of: Danzig | Tiamat | Type O Negative | Lake Of Tears
Line-up:
Brett Minnie - Guitars/Vocals
Pauline Silver - Drums
There are drums beating out there in the night. There are torches burning fitfully in the velvet blackness beneath the trees, the flames dancing with the wind and the rhythm of the drums. Fear crawls across the dew drenched grass like a low lying mist, but it’s a fear edged with razor sharp temptation. There’s a voice calling to you from the darkness and the acrid smoke, daring you to dance with the flames, to brave the unknown and unnameable, to step outside the endless spiral of your existence and let the boulder of responsibility roll downhill forever, unchecked. The rough siren summons drifts on the night air; walk out between the Corinthian columns, away from the shackles of society and into the primal night of wild lust and uncovered instinct..
The thundering drums lie at the heart of The Medea Project’s music; a heartbeat, a force of nature, unrestrained and untamed. The raw, stripped back power of the guitars strides across those pulsing beats, building swaying bridges over the dark chasms in between, while above the tumult roars the impassioned voice of a commander, a story teller, a visionary. The songs that sing from the shadows as Sisyphus spins are not the familiar sounds of everyday, they do not sit happily in their genre defined pen. They speak to you from dark places, from deep and forgotten places, from the burning heart that beats within the chest of the outlaw, the outsider, those whose minds are free and whose dreams cannot be contained. Melody glitters like stars in black, bottomless pools of emotion and the strength is matched by the depth of these songs so real they seem to bleed. A special album deserves special artwork and the enthralling images that adorn Sisyphus were created by ex-Marduk drummer, Fredrik Widigs and represent the talented artist’s very first album cover creation.
The Medea Project first raised its defiant fist on the east coast of South Africa, a music scene like no other and since then their wandering path has brought them to the shores of the UK. Here they have honed their live prowess performing with the likes of Godthrymm, Conan, Nibiru and many more – and here they have created Sisyphus, an album like no other. The album will be released on March 20th, with a special launch show to be scheduled for the night before. And then you will hear the voice of temptation speaking in the night, singing songs that will never be silenced. And you can choose to keep your chains, or cast them aside forever.www.facebook.com/themedeaprojectband
IN SANITY - "WELCOME TO THE SHOW"
Label : Black Sunset/MDD
Genre: Melodic Death Metal
Line-up:
Erik Sollmann (Vocals)
John Turner (Guitar, B-vocals)
Nino Carovac (Guitar,B-vocals)
Andrey Astafiev (Bass)
Tim Lobner (Guitar)
Sophia Voss (Drums)
Germany's melodic death metal collective In Sanity are set to release their third full-length "Welcome To The Show" on October 18th. 
Founded with the goal to explore all the great things we can find in the good old melodic death metal of the nineties, the band has taken a path of their own and reached a whole new dimension in 2019 with "Welcome To The Show", which can be defined as the band's masterpiece.
https://www.facebook.com/insanitymodernmetal
https://insanitymetal.com/shop/
https://insanitymetal.com/product/pre-order-set-deluxe-box/
GLAUKOM SYNOD : « ECTOPLASMIC REVELATIONS »
Industrial/ Breakcore/ Extreme metal
Out now on TAPE/ CDR and Digital!
Listen on Youtube:  https://youtu.be/6arutC9HmiA
Order TAPE and CDR on NIHILISTIC Distro:
  https://nihilistic-webzine-distro.fr/Webshop/fr/24-news
Order Digital on Bandcamp https://visceralcircuitryrecs.bandcamp.com/album/ectoplasmic-revelations
Greetings, Gabriel/ VISCERAL CIRCUITRY Recs.
COMMANDO - "LOVE SONGS #1... (TOTAL DESTRUCTION, MASS EXECUTIONS)"
Label : Firecum Records
Country: Portugal
Genre: Crossover/punk/thrash/hardcore
Line-up:
Rui Vieira – Voice, Guitar
Bass José Alexandre Graça – Drums,Voice
COMMANDO is a Portuguese project formed in 2017 by Rui Vieira (Machinergy, Baktheria and Miss Cadaver) and José Alexandre Graça (Extrema Mutilação Auditiva and M.A.D.). Heavily influenced by the crossover/punk/thrash/hardcore spirit, which ‘contaminated’ them in the early 1990s, they decided, in a fate of fate, and a quarter of a century later (25 years without contact), to found a project and to record an album. 
Closed for three months at J.A.P. studio (Moscavide/Lisboa) composing and rehearsing 16 songs, followed the recording with Paulo “Paulão” Vieira at the controls in the Brugo studio (Calçada de Carriche/Lisboa). The result is a mixture of these styles (and anything else) in a mix that they themselves decided to christen... CROSSUNDER!!!
The album is titled "Love Songs #1... (Total Destruction, Mass Executions)" and reflects the spirit, on the one hand, serious and committed to achieving a good end result (at all levels) and, on the other, a relaxed and deconstructive facet of these same influences, in a kind of tribute and, at the same time, respect for those who influenced them, musically and beyond, throughout their lives. 
For the artwork, they had the services of Brazilian illustrator Francisco Marcatti, known for his character “Frauzio” in the Brazilian comics but, above all and in the heavy community, for the legendary covers of Ratos de Porão, “Brasil” and “Anarkophobia”. The cover art of "Love Songs #1..." reflects the revolt and despair, turned into hatred, even of the most pacifist, in the face of corruption and abuse in every sector of our society. It has color to reflect COMMANDO's varied and lively music, and is aggressive, also to match its intense and extreme music. 
The physical edition, in CD and vinyl, will be in charge of the Portuguese label, Firecum Records, and its release is planned for the beginning of April 2020.
Paulo Vieira – Production, Mixing and Mastering Recorded at Brugo Studio (Calçada de Carriche/Lisboa)
Artwork: Marcatti Photos: Andreia Vida
https://www.facebook.com/C-O-M-M-A-N-D-O-thrash-496199807399462/
WITCHDEN – “DEUS NIHIL”
Label : Twin Town Tyrant Records
Location : Minneapolis, MN USA
Released : October 31, 2019
Genre : Blackened, Death Sludge metal
Members:
Blake Reed – Vocals
Adam A. Rivkin - Guitar/Vocals
Andy Green – Bass
Jeff Moen – Drums
Kory McNamara - Guitar
TrackListing :
1. Firelink
2. From Ash
3. Wither
4. Craving Agony
5. Abhorrent Rite
6. The Chasm
7. Note to Self
8. Finding Death
Hailing from Minnesota, Witchden was formed in 2010 by drummer Jeff Moen, guitarist Adam AlexanderRivkin and bassist Andy Green.With the addition of their second guitarist Kory MaNamara and vocalist Blake Reed, the band hasperfected their sound and crafted their own heavy blend of thick blackend sludge metal.
In the winter of 2019. Witchden returned to the studio for the follow up to their first two releases, entitled DEUS NIHIL.
Discography :
Consulting the Bones – 2012
Salt the Earth – 2016
Recorded and mixed by Will Maravelas at 14:59 Studios
Mastered by Adam Tucker at Signaturetone
RecordingGuest vocals on "The Chasm" by Joshua James Ans
Artwork by Stephen Wilson at Unknown Relic
Layout and package design by Jordan Swanson at Animus Images
www.witchden.bandcamp.com
https://m.facebook.com/witchbangers​/
https://www.youtube.com/user/Witchden666/
SECOND BRAIN - THE MIND AWAKES
Label:
Self-Release
Country: Italy
Genre: Progressive Thrash Metal
Line-up:
Agravain (vocals, guitars)
Lala Gabarth (vocals, cello)
Dagonus (lead guitar)
Anagoor (bass)
Dominum (live drummer)
With a background ranging from thrash metal to death metal and classical music, Second Brain’s founding members Agravain (vocals, guitar, programming) and Lala Gabarth (vocals, cello, synth) independently released their first full-length album, Synthesis, in May 2014. Following positive feedback both in Italy and abroad, the then duo went on to recruit bassist Anagoor, guitarist Dagonus and live drummer Dominum. After a few rounds of gigs in Italy in 2016 and 2017, Second Brain entered the studio in 2018 to record their second album, "The Mind Awakes". On it, the Rome-based band build on the eclectic yet classically powerful approach of their first release to create a heavier and more intense style. Lyrically, the new album is loosely themed around the concept of ‘awakening’ from misperceptions and letting go of the shackles of superstition and dogmas. "The Mind Awakes features" artwork by Costin Chioreanu and will be released on 24 January 2020.
https://facebook.com/secondbrainband
Bay Area death/thrashers HEMOTOXIN are back with RESTRUCTURE THE MOLDED MIND.HEMOTOXIN’s third studio full-length album, and second for Unspeakable Axe Records, finds the band pushing further in every direction—more destructive, more melodic and undeniably catchy. The power thrash of "Automation" sinks into flesh like a hook, while others are a relentless and ferocious attack on the senses.
The abrasively heavy “Corrupted Flesh” is now streaming at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OFptHvtqMVY&feature=youtu.be
With a stew of influences ranging from traditional heavy metal, to progressive metal and the pantheon of death and thrash acts, HEMOTOXIN continue to write the music they want to hear. On Restructure the Molded Mind, HEMOTOXIN showcase a near-total indifference to easily-emulated and trendy sounds.
RIYL: Death, Obscura, Atheist 
Track list:
1. Nihilistic Principle
2. Acrimony
3. Legions of Alienation
4. Unreality
5. Execution
6. Corrupted Flesh
7. Automation
8. Restructure the Molded Mind
HEMOTOXIN is:
Michael Chavez-Guitar/Vocals
Shane Hunt-Dussé - Bass
Brandon Wilcox-Drums
https://www.facebook.com/Hemotoxin
https://www.facebook.com/UnspeakableAxeRecords/
ASARHADDON - "REYSA"
Label :
Geisterasche Organisation
Genre: Black Metal
Country: Germany
In the Autumn of 2018, Asarhaddon began recording their new album "Reysa" in Franconia, the origin of countless creations of the collective. In the following spring, they completed the 52-minute-long effort with Markus Stock at Klangschmiede Studio E. The tracks are represented by six skulls on the cover, which extend the concept of death and nature in the next chapter of their musical cycle. They come from six different raptorial birds and see themselves as symbols for the record's lyrical concept. The old-german word "reysa" originates in the late 13th century and translates to "journey", but also "passing" and "death". In this context, the listener embarks on crooked paths through time and space until the inevitable end of all things.
http://asarhaddon.eu/
https://asarhaddon.bandcamp.com/
LUTHARÖ To Release New EP "WINGS OF AGONY"
For fans of :  Arch Enemy, Unleash The Archers, Amon Amarth, Behemoth
Lutharö, from Hamilton, Canada announce they will be unleashing their sophomore EP “Wings of Agony” on March 27th and this release promises to be more innovative and imaginative than the last one. Lutharö stepped out of their comfort zone for this recording and they anticipate a solid reception from current and new fans.
The band adds:
"We are hoping to have a really good response from our fans. We want you all to be able to relate to the strong messages on this EP and find empowerment from it. We did experiment a lot more with this recording than our previous release. We picked the strongest songs we had written and also chose the ones that we felt complimented each other well. We feel this EP is darker but still melodic and embodies the same amount of energy that we convey live."
The band is unveiling the EP's artwork designed by Costin Chioreanu and the track listing that can be found below.
The five tracks featured on the EP were produced by Lutharö with mixing done by Tyler Williams (Monolithic Productions) and mastering by Lasse Lammert.
The band will be releasing a music video for the EP's title track 'Wings of Agony' in the coming weeks. 
Track Listing:
1 - Barren (5:21)
2 - Diamond Back (4:31)
3 - Blood Lightning (4:41)
4 - Will to Survive (5:09)
5 - Wings of Agony (6:02)
EP Length: 25:45
About:
Lutharö hails from Hamilton, Canada and this group of motivated musicians is bringing a fresh take on heavy metal to listeners around the world.
Meticulously blending a range of sounds from death metal to power metal, Lutharö is quality extreme music for all audiences. They formed in 2013 and with furious passion and drive, quickly established themselves at the forefront of the local metal scene.
Vocalist Krista Shipperbottom takes inspiration from everyday life events to create the powerful lyrics which she then belts out to the energetic guitar work performed by Victor Bucur and John Raposo. The powerful low end comes from bassist Chris Pacey and keeping everything together is Duval Gabraiel on drums. The highly streamlined group works collaboratively on each track to ensure a unique and diverse final product.
Over the years, Lutharö has grown into their distinctive sound, emerging with a heavy and dark formula that gets fans moving. In 2018, they released their debut EP “Unleash The Beast” to great reception and are set to follow it up in 2020 with their sophomore release “Wings of Agony”.Catchy riffs, blazing solos and vocals ranging from vicious growls to cleans that will send a chill down your spine, make Lutharö a well-rounded powerhouse of a band that brings beauty, aggression and skill to the genre.
Their unbridled stage domination has been apparent with live gigs alongside Unleash the Archers, Alestorm, and The Agonist. Even with an already impressive resume, Lutharö is just getting started.
https://www.lutharo.com/
https://www.facebook.com/Lutharoband
https://ashermediarelations.com/
Hi - Chris and Paul from IMPERATIVE PR here with news of an ambitious presentation of harrowing concepts from UK masters of brutality, COLPOCLEISIS.
The proponents of the most challenging and confrontational slam death imaginable have revealed plans for a triptych of single releases, each with an accompanying video, that together will form an exploration of dehumanisation and degradation, the decline and decay of the human species. The first chapter in this trilogy of disgust - 'THIRD DEGREE GURNS' - is currently streaming at the Slam Worldwide YouTube channel and is available to watch now!   
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u0hQZYQKbV0&feature=youtu.be
All three tracks were recorded at Vagrant Recordings by Tom Dring and represent some of the rawest, most hard-hitting, brutal slam death to be found anywhere on the planet. The second track in this skull crushing collection will be aired exclusively at Slam Worldwide on March 2nd with the concluding part of the descent into depravity to follow on April 2nd.
These individual injections of sickness will satisfy fans who are waiting hungrily for the follow up to Colpocleisis' virulent debut album, Fallopian Fallout, which was released on Inherited Suffering Records in 2017. If you need more of a clue as to what to expect from Colpocleisis then just take a look at this small sample of press quotes...
"... first-class brutality." - METAL INJECTION
" ... no holds barred extreme metal brutality..." - PHOENIX RISING
"... stomping death and grind fury ..." - THE MIDLANDS ROCKS
"...mastery of brutality..." - ROOTS
Colpocleisis are here to grind your face into the filth and detritus of humanity's dark underbelly. Strap yourself in and prepare for a wild ride
https://colpocleisis.bandcamp.com/
https://www.facebook.com/colpocleisis
ARCHITECTURAL GENOCIDE – “CORDYCEPTIC ANTHROPOMORPH”
Label: Comatose Music
Release Date: March 13th 2020
Genre: Brutal Death Metal
For fans of: Disentomb | Gorgasm | Visceral Disgorge | Disgorge
Line-up:
Daniel Brockway - Vocals
Matt Day - Bass
Jonathan Blake - Guitar
Nat Conner - Drums
As a hell of human construction is unleashed in a rain of fire and sky-splitting unnatural thunder, he walks the broken streets. He brings the mercy of oblivion to those who cower amongst the wreckage of lives that are now but distant dreams. In the uncertainty of conflict he dispenses the simple surety of annihilation to all. He silences their fears, bursting their skulls in his iron clad hands. He unravels the panic that gnaws at the long, slippery ropes of their entangled intestines. He blinds the eyes that can bear no more horrors, chews and swallows their pain-flooded, bleeding hearts. He is systematic destruction in a world torn asunder, the grand leveller, the architect of genocide...
Texas has always been a fertile breeding ground for the most brutal extremes of death metal and Houston’s Architectural Genocide have proved themselves a match for all the illustrious, gore-soaked names who have gone before them. Their debut album, Cordyceptic Anthropomorph is the sound of sheer brute force within a maelstrom of violence and pulverised flesh.  Armed with songs like opening track ‘Spires Of Mangled Tissue’, a song of bewildering savagery and staggering strength, this album is a blast beat driven war machine.  It subjects you to a blistering, bludgeoning attack upon your sanity, throwing you into the firing line of machine gun riffs, laughing as you’re ripped to shreds. The utter venom that seethes through every warped note of ‘Gorge On Deceased’, the vehement anger in every guttural roar that drives ‘Abolishment Of Human Existence’, is exhilarating and terrifying in equal measure. Cordyceptic Anthropomorph is not a listening experience you will walk away from unscathed. As Jim Morrison once said, ‘no one gets out of here alive’.
When Comatose Music heard Architectural Genocide’s 2018 demo, they knew immediately that this was a band that belonged in the rotting ranks of their host. Their faith in the band’s ability to deliver some of the most punishing sounds known to man has been repaid tenfold with the delivery of Cordyceptic Anthropomorph. Mixed and mastered by Davide Billia (Beheaded, Antropofagus, Hour Of Penance etc) this sounds as bowel-burstingly heavy as you could possibly wish for. As a new year dawns, Comatose Music bring us a new band and a whole new level of sickening, slamming, brutal death metal power!
www.facebook.com/architecturalgenocide
www.comatosemusic.com
Dark Metallers ECNEPHIAS premiere the first song titled "Without Lies" from their new upcoming album "SEVEN - THE PACT OF DEBAUCHERY". Here is an audio track video you can find at https://youtu.be/o7W6WLGPEKQ
The album, which amazing cover artwork was created by Luciana Nedelea, represents the seventh seal of a band that is part of the greats of the Italian Metal scene. The album will be released on March 20th 2020 via My Kingdom Music and will sign a return to their roots with a more extreme and evilish sound.
So just welcome to a new mystic, malignant and obscure sign of their Dark Art!
"Seven – The Pact Of Debauchery" is now available to pre-order from the following:
http://smarturl.it/ECNEVII-CD
Tracklist:
1. Without Lies
2. The Night Of The Witch
3. Vampiri
4. Tenebra Shirts
5. The Dark
6. Run
7. The Clown
8. Il Divoratore
9. Rosa Mistica
https://www.facebook.com/ecnephias
www.facebook.com/mykingdommusic.label
Atlanta-based death metal band CEMETERY FILTH are set to release their long-awaited debut full-length album, DOMINION.
Despite waiting until 2020 to unleash their debut album. CEMETERY FILTH are no newcomers to death metal. The band released the Screams from the Catacombs EP in 2014, contributed to the first 4 Doors to Death compilation in 2016, and followed that a year later with a split EP with SEWERCIDE.
Momentum for the band slowed after that. Until now. CEMETERY FILTH has made good on six years of grinding it out in the trenches with the arrival of Dominion. This album is nothing less than a gauntlet thrown down at the feet of every flavor-of-the-week death metal outfit. Dominion is the band's personal statement of what death metal should sound like when done the right way.
CEMETERY FILTH has posted a preview of their blood-soaked brand of death metal in the form of album track “Churning the Shallows.” Stream the track now at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=13mmI4PYNmw&feature=youtu.be
Incorporating a slew of Euro and American influences, but leaning especially hard into the early Floridian mode of the genre, CEMETERY FILTH has arrived at their own unique hybrid--a sound that should be comfortingly familiar to longtime fans of the genre, yet not a mere slavish imitation or passionless rehash. This is vital music with blood on its breath, the way death metal is supposed to be.
Unspeakable Axe Records will release Dominion April 13 on CD, cassette and digital platforms. Vinyl treatment from Unspeakable Axe in cooperation with Boris Records coming soon.
RIYL: Morbid Angel, Malevolent Creation, Deicide
Track list:
1. Subduction
2. Exhumed Visions
3. Paralytic Scourge
4. Aeons In Dis
5. Festering Vacuity
6. Churning of the Shallows
7. Devoured by Dread
8. From Euphonic Crypts
9. Dominion
CEMETERY FILTH is:
Matt Kilpatrick - Lead Vocals and Guitars
Ryan Guinn - Lead Guitars
Devin Kelley - Bass and Backing Vocals
Chris McDonald – Drums
https://www.facebook.com/CemeteryFilth
https://www.facebook.com/UnspeakableAxeRecords/
This Colosso release has been extremely well received and they've nailed it where their 'four horsemen of apocalypse' concept goes, with each song sounding a bit different from the other. This particular one has no growled vocals and is yet powerful and emotive. Please check out the premiere done by Toilet ov Hell  https://toiletovhell.com/exclusive-premiere-colosso-death/
"This album is chock full of down-tuned death metal riffs with a scattering of pick scrapes, eerie guitar leads, double bass, and tons of ethereal samples. The music is simultaneously melodic and brutal, catchy but also heavy as heck. It might be cliche to make this claim, but I think we will be hearing Colosso’s best work to date."
COLOSSO– “APOCALYPSE”
Genre
- Death Metal (Portugal) 
Release Date - January 24th, 2020
Record Label - Transcending Obscurity Records
For fans of - Norse, Morbid Angel, Fear Factory, Nile, Strapping Young Lad, Incantation, Meshuggah, Suffocation
Band line up  
Max Tomé - Guitars, Keyboards, Lyrics and Vocals on «Death»
Robin Stone (Norse) - Drums
Alexandre Ribeiro (Grog) - Bass
Guilherme Henriques (Oak) - Vocals on «Pestilence»
Sérgio Afonso (Bleeding Display) - Vocals on «War»
Diogo Santana (Analepsy) - Vocals on «Famine»
Track listing
 
1. Pestilence
2. War
3. Death
4. Famine
Design and layout by Phlegeton Art Studio (Lifelost, Wormed).
Mixed and mastered by Max Tomé
After years of toiling in the underground, putting out six releases of ever-evolving death metal, Colosso have conjured up their finest and partnered with our label to put out their newest and easily their most ambitious one yet. Based on the concept of the four horsemen of the apocalypse, founding member Max Tomé has recruited different vocalists for each song to give them their own identity and it helps that they're reputed figures in the Portuguese underground namely - Guilherme Henriques of Oak and Gaerea, Diogo Santana of Analepsy, and Sérgio Afonso of Bleeding Display. Furthermore, to lend a human element to this futuristic album, Robin Stone of Norse has taken over the drumming duties, with Alexandre Ribeiro of Grog fulfilling the bass responsibilities, while Max Tomé does the rest. The result is a breathtaking and refreshingly diverse album showcasing the myriad aspects of this bold and innovative death metal band without compromising on their aggressive, apocalyptic sound. 
https://music.colossometal.com/
https://www.facebook.com/colossometal/
https://tometal.com/
Thank you very much! Kunal Choksi Label owner Transcending Obscurity Records 
Seattle (WA) - Atmospheric/Black Metal band IZTHMI have joined forces with Metal Devastation Radio for the pre-release premiere of forthcoming album The ARROWS OF OUR WAYS. Stream it below!
The Arrows of Our Ways (Album Stream)  https://metaldevastationradio.com/thebeast/blog/6492/izthmi-premier-new-music-from-the-arrows-of-our-ways-listen-here
Izthmi will release full-length debut album The Arrows of Our Ways February 14 on Within The Mind Records.
CD/Tape/Digital pre-orders are available at: https://withinthemindrecords.bigcartel.com/   https://izthmiseattle.bandcamp.com/album/the-arrows-of-our-ways
Izthmi's style is birthed from a wide variety of influences, such as progressive Black Metal, Doom, and Noise/Ambient. Despite being driven by a strong melodic character, Izthmi’s sound often explores a darker and more disheartening approach to their style of playing. The Arrows of our Ways is a concept album focused on the journey of the self and finding solace through love in a time of extreme oppression and ecological detriment.
Track List
1. Chasm
2. To Traipse Alone
3. This Listless World
4. Interlude
5. Useless is the song of Man, From Throats Calloused by Name
6. A Shout that bursts through the Silence of Unmeaning
7. (The Angels Are Lost)
8. The Arrows of Our Ways
Izthmi is:
Jakob Keizer - Vocals, Synths, Modulators
Nolan Head - Drums
Autumn Day - Guitar
Brett Tomsett - Guitar
Gabe Kangas - Bass
Album Credits
Produced by Izthmi and Matt Roach
Engineered by Matt Roach and Jesse Dean at Rain City Recorders, Vancouver, BC, Canada.
Mixed by Matt Roach
Mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege
Album artwork by Vojtěch "Moonroot" Doubek
https://www.facebook.com/Izthmi/
https://www.facebook.com/WithinTheMindRecords/
ARCAINE - "AS LIFE DECAYS"
Label :
Black Sunset /MDD
Country: Switzerland
Genre: Modern Death Metal
Line-up:
Adrian Gisler - Vocals
Brandon Wildhaber - Guitar Lead
Renato Herzog - Guitar Rhythm
Reto Camenisch - Drums 
Rinaldo Gaudenz - Bass
Founded in 2015 in Chur, Switzerland, Arcaine presents their debut album "As LifeDecays", which has a lot to offer! Stylistically more attached to technical death metal and with a pinch of the genre's more melodic side, the band showcases a brutal sound on their debut album, breaking the listener's neck from the very first note. This Swiss collective is relentless, stone cold and groovy. However, the focus of the quintett is less on death and the devil and more on current social themes. The band also wants to make the listeners aware of their responsibility for the actions of mankind. People's decadent way of life, their development and their handling of nature is in the foreground and is taken upby the graphic concept of Polish artist Xaay and visually implemented on the cover artwork. 
The album was recorded at Blue Wonder Studio in Chur, mixed by Vladimir Cochetat Conatus Studio in Vevey, and mastered by Max Morton (Morton Studios, Jinjer,Sacrosanct).
https://www.facebook.com/arcaineofficial/
https://arcainemetal.com/
HELLGARDEN – “MAKING NOISE, LIVING FAST”
HellgardeN deliver a rancid concoction of fast Thrash and High-Octane Metal Madness Injected with twisted solos and and overdose of Vocal Insanity.
HellgardeN  "Making Noise, Living Fast" pushes the limits of taste and brutality with a telluric wave of riffs, topped by stormy rhythmic assaults that, with the inclusion of some more 'melodic' cues, will settle violently on your bearded garments with thrash and groove metal influences.
HellgardeN promises songs with an organic, visceral and striking sound with amazing riffs, ripped vocals and a violent sound of drums and bass, they performed live in Brazil, playing at important festivals, sharing the stage alongside metal legends like Krisiun, Claustrophobia, Project4, and many more...
Ruthless Brazilian Quartet came together in 2013 "Beer and Whiskey-Soaked basement with one common goal in Mind" to create 100% real Thrash Metal Music.
Diego Pascuci - Vocals
Caick Gabriel - Guitar
Matheus Barreiros - Drums
Guilherme Biondo - Bass
Facebook:   https://www.facebook.com/OfficialHellgardeN/
Instagram:   https://instagram.com/officialhellgarden 
Twitter:        https://twitter.com/HellgardeNbr
HellgardeN “Making Noise, Living Fast” available April 10th in the following formats: CD Digipak, LP, Cassette, and on all Digital platforms.
Pre-order: February 14th, 2020
Digital
https://orcd.co/hellgarden
Europe
https://www.propermusic.com/ 
USA & Canada
https://www.brutalrecords.com/
https://brutalrecords.us/
https://soundcloud.com/brutalrecords
https://www.facebook.com/BrutalRecords.USA/ 
ANDRALLS - "BLEEDING FOR THRASH"
Label : MDD Records
Genre: Thrash metal
Country: Brazil
With the goal in mind to play fast and aggressive thrash metal - which the band would later call "fasthrash" -, Brazil's Andralls return with their sixth full-length "Bleeding for Thrash"; an aggressive, technical, dirty and fast effort where you'll find elements from thrash metal, death metal, punk, traditional metal, industrial and even a little bit of country music.
The writing and recording sessions were clouded by Alex Coelho's thyroid cancer diagnosis. The vocalist/guitarist decide to keep writing while preparing for treatment and surgery in order to remove the tumor. The musician was unable to sing for about six months and had to re-learn how to do it in order to record the album. Now Alex Coelho is cured and screaming more than ever!
https://www.facebook.com/andrallsfasthrash/
Memphis-based SHARDS OF HUMANITY will unleash COLD LOGIC April 13 on Unspeakable Axe Records. The band’s second album is an evolved, yet unpretentious display of death metal with the with understated intricacy and the straight-ahead barbarity of thrash in its heart.
Experience the next level of death/thrash with album track “Moths of Zeta.” Streaming now at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AHTR9KTdR9o&feature=youtu.be
SHARDS OF HUMANITY swam against the tide with the 2014 release of their debut, Fractured Frequencies. That album was a Death-inspired blast of thrashy riffs, blazing tempos and glass-gargling vocals. Instead of leaning into early, primitive Death, as many bands did (and have done since, e.g. Gruesome), SHARDS OF HUMANITY looked to the middle period of the band for influence, hammering strands of Human and Symbolic into new, warped shapes.
Cold Logic sees the band pushing every dimension harder than ever. Vocals are hoarse howls of torment; guitars are bigger and bolder, but without the raw edges sanded off. With Pestilence-like thrash riffing and even an Atheist-reminiscent free jazz freakout, this is an album not at all interested in pretending to be primitive, yet still very much connected to the genre's beating, blood-drenched heart.
Cold Logic will be available on CD and digital platforms from Unspeakable Axe Records.
Track list:
1. Cosmic Shield
2. Martyr's Gaze
3. I’ve Seen Death
4. Moths of Zeta
5. Cold Logic
6. Bathing Raw in the Blood of Pigs
7. Into The Realms of Lower Astral
8. Docile Masses
9. Demonic Crystallized Intelligence
10. Mechanical Phosphene
SHARDS OF HUMANITY is:
Todd Cochran (Guitar/Vocals)
Ryan McAlister (Drums)
Ian Younkin (Bass)
https://www.facebook.com/SHARDSOFHUMANITY/
https://www.facebook.com/UnspeakableAxeRecords/
MORTEM ATRA - "A DARK LAMENT"
Label :
Pitch Black Records
Country: Cyprus
Genre: Melodic death/doom metal 
MORTEM ATRA line-up:
Takis Antoniou – Vocals
Christina Papadjiakou - Keyboards /Vocals
Marios Gavrielides - Rhythm and Lead Guitar
Valantis Pavlou - Rhythm and Lead Guitar
Aris Ioannou – Bass
Antonis Papas – Drums (album drums recorded by Tasos Bratsos)
MORTEM ATRA, were formed in November 2011 in Limassol Cyprus and they describe their blend of melodic death/doom metal as “an amalgamation of genres, a mixture of emotions”. The main lyrical themes of the band’s songs consist of internal struggles, aggression & depression, sensitivity as part of the human nature, dark stories and elements that can best be associated with fairy-tales.
The band’s upcoming debut album “A Dark Lament” will (paradoxically) soothe the soul, while at the same time darken those inner feelings that everyone holds inside. The atmosphere that the melodic keyboard lines provide, along with the double bass drumming, heavy riffs and the “from-the-depths-of-hell” growling vocals that occasionally meet gorgeous female operatic vocals, will set listeners drifting into otherworldly emotions but always in good company; that of some favourite metal genres, namely Melodic Death and Doom Metal. All blended together into one magnificent arrangement.
Special mention should be made to the band’s fallen brother, Tasos Bratsos. In 2016 tragedy struck and Tasos passed away after losing the battle with cancer which he had fought bravely. He was in his early thirties and apart from being an extremely talented drummer, he was always positive and highly energetic and undeniably the main driving force of the band.
“A Dark Lament” has been in the making since then and it actually features his recorded drum parts and with the album now finally completed, the band is of course paying tribute to Tasos by dedicating it to his memory and legacy.
https://www.facebook.com/Mortem-Atra-Official-230874790321813/
https://www.facebook.com/pitchblackrecords
As Selfmadegod Records prepares to release DEGREES OF ISOLATION – the impending fourth album from Polish death crew BANISHER – the label this week unveils the new single, “Apotheosis.”
Recorded by BANISHER’s powerful lineup including members and ex-members of Decapitated, Belphegor, Vital Remains, Hate, Redemptor, and Shodan, Degrees Of Isolation delivers eight new songs totaling forty minutes of pulverization. The album was recorded at Invent-Sound Studio in Bydgoszcz, Poland and the cover art created by Łukasz Jaszak.
The new “Apotheosis” video clip was made by Rafał “Kvass” Kwaśny. The band offers with its release, “’Apotheosis’ was the first song that was written on Degrees Of Isolation. It’s a hate-mockery hymn against all hypocrites who are pretending to be someone else that they are in real life. This is the only song on Degrees Of Isolation that sticks out from the concept of the album. This is a very raw, furious song, with a motoric verse, catchy refrain, savage blast beat coda, and crushing breakdown at the end. This is also the shortest song on the album, sort of a ‘shot in the face.’ What is also worth mentioning, the opening riff from the verse was written ‘out of the head’ on a sheet of paper during incarceration and adapted on the instrument later on after being released from custody.”
Degrees Of Isolation will be released through Selfmadegod Records on CD, limited box CD, and all digital platforms February 29th. Find preorders at the label webshop  and Bandcamp .
Since their 2005 formation, BANISHER has delivered a captivating style of brutal death metal loaded with technical precision and an experimental/sci-fi flair, releasing albums through Torn Flesh Records, Unquiet Records, Deformeathing Production, as well as several independent demos and EPs. Their fourth album, Degrees Of Isolation appears to be the most diverse, mature, and both musically and technically advanced album they have ever captured. The lyrics are based on true events, which makes the music on Degrees Of Isolation all the more dark and depressive. Every song tackles the feelings and emotions experienced throughout incarceration, being held in custody, and after being acquitted.
https://www.facebook.com/banisherofficial
http://www.selfmadegod.com
Exactly from today, 14th of February 2020 is available eighth edition of DETOX ZINE.
Inside: MIERDA HUMANA (Peru), AMORPHIA (India), MURDER RAPE AMPUTATE (Czech Republic), THE GRAVES (Poland), BOMBER (France), DAMAGE CASE (Poland), ŚLEDZIE ZAGŁADY (Poland), SAINC (Poland), ANARCOTERROR (Italy), ATROCITY (USA), HEINOUS (USA), TRAUMA (Venezuela), PARRICIDE (Poland), ROPIEŃ (Poland), FOOT POWDER (UK), STATIST (Ukraine), DISTRES (Poland), MORDERCA (Poland), CALM (Poland), MALES FECUNDOS (Brazil), INFIDEL (USA), MEAT SPREADER (Poland), SQUASH BOWELS (Poland), ASTAROT (Poland), LIQUID VISCERA (USA), POSTHUMUS REGURGITATION (USA), BLACK JESUS (Australia), SCUMSTADT (Poland), SACROFUCK (Poland), CADAVERIC INCUBATOR (Finland), AGRESSOR (France), VALGRIND (Italy), GORE (Brazil), TANATOR (Russia), GRINDING (Colombia), ANETA VERTHERRY (Poland), NO SALVATION (Poland).
In addition: an extensive coverage of OBSCENE EXTREME FEST 2019, Gallup Poll, Discogs, Old School Dolar Maniac, Uwaga Kundel, Komentarz Zbyteczny, Food Not Bombs, 10 Top Ever, music and zine reviews ... Everything done with the traditional DIY method, scissors and glue.
All polish written on 96 pages A4.
P&P 30Pln - Polska, 7,50 - UE, 10€ - World. Trades are welcome.
Zine will be available too in PUTRID CULT RECORDS and OLD TEMPLE RECORDS.https://www.facebook.com/detox.zine.1/posts/270350647266913?comment_id=270351750600136&notif_id=1581679687841141&notif_t=feed_comment

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Langsam aber stetig kriegen wir es nun auch hin ,dieArbeiten an unserer neuen „Klolektüre „ in Richtung Fertigstellung voranzutreiben .Auch wenn es jetzt sicherlich noch nen paar Tage braucht ,bis wir Euch dann mal wieder mit aktuellem Lesestoff versorgen können/werden ,gibt es hier dann doch schon mal einen kleinen Vorgeschmack ,in Form des aktuellen Covers für Euch .
Neues Material für Eure Ohren und Augen haben wir natürlich auch wieder gesichtet , so dass wir Euch heute auch wieder nen fetten Batzen an metallischer Kost anbieten können .
In Sachen aktueller Veröffentlichungen ,Neuigkeiten und Terminen könnt ihr Euch auch weiterhin hier auf  https://www.facebook.com/Undergroundfanzine/ auf dem Laufenden halten .
Aktuelle Reviews :
DIOVIM # XII ( A4 litauisch )
BY THIS AXE I RULES # 5 ( A 5 englisch )
DETOX ZINE # 7 ( A 4 polnisch )
BESTIAL DESECRATION # III ( A 5 englisch )
THE FLESH  TRADING  COMPANY – „FRANCONIAN WITCHCRAFT” ( EP )
Die in Boston ansässige Dark-Melodic-Power-Thrash-Gruppe LET US PREY hat bei M-Theory Audio unterschrieben, die in diesem Sommer das Full-Length-Debüt der Gruppe “VIRTUES OF THE VICIOUS” veröffentlichen wird.
Ein Musikvideo zum Opener des Albums, "Above The Vaulted Sky", kann hier angesehen werden:
https://youtu.be/69M6XEtwWr0
Der Song kann ab sofort auch über Bandcamp gestreamt oder heruntergeladen werden:
https://letusprey.bandcamp.com/track/above-the-vaulted-sky
Unter der Leitung von Sänger Marc Lopes - bekannt als Frontmann von Ross The Boss, von Ross Friedman (Mitbegründer von Manowar) - und Gitarrist Jon Morency bringt LET US PREY zahlreiche Metal-Subgenres in ihren Stil ein und klingt dabei dennoch organisch. In der experimentierfreudigen Musik der Band verschmelzen Elemente von Thrash, Death, Power und Progressive Metal nahtlos mit industriellen Samples und symphonischen Keyboards. Die Drums sind chirurgisch präzise und mörderisch schnell, ohne mechanisch zu klingen, die Gitarren mischen schmetternde, heruntergestimmte Brutalität mit dichten Harmonien und zerreißenden Leads; und Lopes wechselt mühelos von Thrash- / Death-Metal-Growls zu melodiösen Vocals und reißenden Halford-artigen Höhen mit geschichteten Harmonien.
"Virtues Of The Vicious" - die Fortsetzung von LET US PREYs gefeierter 2016er EP "The Saint of Killers" - wurde von Pete Rutcho (Revocation, Havok, Bury Your Dead) und Nick Bellmore (Hatebreed, Toxic Holocaust, Five Finger Death Punch) aufgenommen.
Weitere Details zum Album, einschließlich Informationen zur VVK, werden in den kommenden Wochen veröffentlicht.
Marco Barbieri von M-Theory sagt: „Ich bin vor ein paar Jahren auf Let Us Prey aufmerksam geworden, nachdem ich einen Song gehört hatte, der auf einer Metal-Website uraufgeführt wurde. Sofort erregte ihr Sound - eine dunklere und modernere Mischung aus traditioneller und melodischer Härte - meine Aufmerksamkeit, aber als ich diese Stimme hörte, wollte ich mit den Jungs in irgendeiner Form arbeiten und suchte den Kontakt zu Sänger Marc Lopes. Was ich nicht wußte, war, dass Marc kurz zuvor den Lead-Posten bei Ross The Boss eingesackt hatte und vorerst damit beschäftigt war, die Welt zu bereisen und mit dem legendären Manowar / Dictators-Gitarristen solide Metal-Platten zu veröffentlichen. Also wurden wir Freunde und ich beobachtete eine unglaubliche Arbeitsmoral und eine unbestreitbare Gutmütigkeit, während er Flugreisen, Live-Auftritte, Social-Media-Interaktion, eine länderübergreifende Beziehung, sein eigenes Geschäft außerhalb der Musik sowie unzählige Gastauftritte bei Veranstaltungen (Dimebash, Heavy Metal Hall Of Fame Gala, Ultimate Jam Nights, u.a.) unter einen Hut brachte. Aber meine Beharrlichkeit und sein Traum haben sich endlich gefunden und ich bin stolz darauf, unseren Deal und die Realisierung dieses Albums Anfang diesen Sommers öffentlich bekannt zu geben.“
Lopes fügt hinzu: „Die Gelegenheit zu haben, mit jemandem wie Marco - jemandem mit einer so prestigeträchtigen Erfolgsbilanz und jemandem, der unsere Vision voll und ganz teilt - und seinem Team bei M-Theory zusammenzuarbeiten, war ein No-Brainer. Ich freue mich darauf, LET US PREY zusammen mit so vielen klassischen und aufstrebenden Bands in die aktuelle Metal-Szene einfließen zu lassen.“
LET US PREY haben bereits in und um den Nordosten der USA, u.a. mit Soilwork, Suffocation, Soulfly, Life Of Agony, Metal Church, Battle Beast, Doro und Scar Symmetry, gespielt.
Die Band wird in diesem Sommer auf die Bühne zurückkehren, nachdem Lopes ausgedehnte US-und Euro-Touren mit Ross The Boss abgeschlossen hat.
www.facebook.com/LetUsPreyband
www.LetUsPreyband.com
www.m-theoryaudio.com
INNER BLAST - "FIGMENT OF THE IMAGINATION"
Label : Ethereal Sound Works
Country: Portugal
Genre: Metal
Line-up:
Nuno Sabu - Drums
Aquiles Dias - Guitars
Liliana - Vocals
Luis Silva - Bass
With their sophomore album, Portugal's Inner Blast evolve from their original gothic metal sound to a beast that seeks to invade the realms of death metal. Since their 2016 debut with "Prophecy" (even though the band started its activity 10 years prior), Inner Blast have dropped the keyboards, with the vocals and guitars sharing an absence that had everything to kill the band's sound but instead saw them grow into new territories. "Figment Of The Imagination" showcases many twists and turns, making of it an intriguing listen, specially thanks to their singer Liliana who evolved from a dramatic and melodic voice to bloodthirsty growls.
https://www.facebook.com/innerblast/
Chicago (IL) - Death/Thrash Metal quintet CRUSADIST, in cooperation with World Forge Booking and Touring, will embark on the 'Quest for the Unholy Grail Tour MMX' in March. Confirmed dates thus far are as follows:
3/20 - Cleveland, OH @ Now That's Class
3/21- Turtle Creek, PA @ Sub Alpine
3/22- Bristol, CT @ Bleachers
3/23- Montclair, NJ @ The Meatlocker
3/24- Richmond, VA @ Wonderland
3/25- Harrisonburg, VA @ Brother's Brewery
3/26- Chesapeake, VA @ The Riffhouse Pub
3/27- Raleigh, NC @ The Maywood
3/28- Augusta, GA @ Mosh Pit Grille
3/29- New Port Richey, FL @ The Verona
3/30- Gainesville, FL @ Durty Nelly's
4/1- Atlanta, GA @ 529
4/3- Cincinnati, OH @ Northside Yacht Club
***MORE DATES TO BE ADDED***
The band has also released a drum playthrough video for the song "A Moonlit Brigade." Featuring drummer Jason Rak, the video was filmed by Masky Masky at Bachelor's Grove Cemetery in Chicago IL! You can check it out at the following location: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FQvY6sUjVj4&feature=youtu.be
Crusadist released THE UNHOLY GRAIL on November 29, 2019. Stream and/or purchase at the links below.   https://crusadist.bandcamp.com/album/the-unholy-grail
BIO
Formed in July of 2017, by Founding members Shaun Albro, Aaron Nobles and Kevin Ariel. In February of 2018, Drummer Jason Rak joined the group. After countless auditions and failed attempts to find a second guitarist, they decided to record a 3-song demo to showcase the style and to find the missing piece. The recording took place at Iron Hand Audio in Chicago, Illinois and was recorded by Dan Klein. Guitarist Luke Sever agreed to help with the recording and went on to write and record the solos on the demo. Once the demo was finished, it was obvious that the search was over.
Now that everything was falling into place, the band started accepting show offers and began to book shows both locally and regionally. Performing in the surrounding states and opening for national and international acts such as Exmortus, Hatchet, Micawber, The Absence, Depths of Hatred, Kalmah, Vried, Homewrecker, Empyrean Throne, Nile, Terrorizer and Vital Remains. During this time the band continued to write material with plans to record a full-length album.  That album turned into The Unholy Grail.
https://www.facebook.com/theunholygrail/
https://crusadist.bandcamp.com/releases
TWITCH OF THE DEATH NERVE – “A RESTING PLACE FOR THE WRATHFUL”
Label: Comatose Music
Release Date: March 27th 2020
Genre: Brutal Death Metal
For fans of: Liturgy | Defeated Sanity | Decrepit Birth | Deeds Of Flesh
Line-up:
Tom Bradfield - Guitars/Vocals
Tom Carter - Bass
Mauro Marin - Drums
“I’m full of rage. I hate all men. I hate life.”
Repulsed by the sordid vacuity of humanity, you become a seething mass of rage. Everywhere you look you are confronted by purposeless, meaningless, empty vessels – existing merely to service the perpetual machine, feeding it their potential, their morality and their dreams. There is no other valid reaction but destruction, no acceptable response but to kill, kill and kill again. Find momentary peace in their screams, briefly dampen down the flames of anger with their blood. The inevitable hail of gunfire from the herd’s protectors brings you to your knees, bullets thudding into your flesh. Organs puncture and the heart stops beating...but even death cannot stop you. The energy of uncontrollable anger, of measureless hate carries your body forward. When life is gone the need to kill remains and you have far to go before you sleep....
“There will be no place for humans.”
There is little left to love about the human race and we all know well the rush of anger when confronted by each new example of crass stupidity and selfishness. Twitch Of The Death Nerve have performed an act of alchemy and transformed that anger into sound. The overwhelming frustrations of modern life have been captured in the skittering, frenzied riffs and wild, primal beats that drive the songs that form new album, A Resting Place For The Wrathful. This is the ultimate act of musical catharsis, the perfect channelling of the desperate scream that, if ever it escaped your lips, would never stop. While the guttural vocals send their hatred vibrating through your entrails the music tears your heart open, unleashing the venom. Twitch Of The Death Nerve take you to the brink, to that point of no return where voices whisper of opening fire in the subway and tearing out your neighbours’ throats with your teeth.
“I look at people and see nothing worth liking.”
Twitch Of The Death Nerve defined A New Code Of Morality with their debut album in 2014, but now these experienced campaigners of extremity (having served time with the likes of Infected Disarray, Repulsive Dissection, Goreinhaled and many more) have abandoned themselves to complete and utter violence. Only one label was equipped to harness their murderous rage and Comatose Music drew them into their dark embrace. This spring, be prepared for absolute annihilation. Nothing can stop them now.
 “...a green and insignificant planet is now dead.”
www.facebook.com/twitchofthedeathnerve
www.comatosemusic.com
OZNOR - "STORMBRINGER"
Label : Self-released / Distrokid
Country: Slovakia
Genre: Instrumental heavy metal
Line-up:
Norbert (Ozi) Ozogany
OzNor is a one man instrumental studio project formed in 2019, mostly influenced by heavy metal but thrash metal as well, with focus on the melodic solo guitar.
The self-released and self-produced debut album released on September 20th 2019 brings different moods from heavy, fast and classic old school metal sounds to slow compositions and ballads. The songs are metaphorical, using the forces of nature, which are dangerous but life giving, as well as the forces of mankind to evoke feelings in those who listen to it. As with all instrumental music, in the end it is up to the imagination of the listener.
www.facebook.com/oznorband
www.oznor.bandcamp.com
DJEVEL - "ORMER TIL ARMER, MAANE TIL HODE"
Label : Aftermath Music
Genre: Norwegian Black Metal
Line-up:
T. Ciekals – Gitarer, Vokal og Kor
Mannevond – Vokal og Bass
Faust - Slagverk
"Ormer Til Armer, Maane Til Hode" is the sixth full-length album from Djevel, the uncompromising norwegian band that performs black metal as if it was crafted in the 90s. With a structure and style far from modern black metal, this is how it sounded back in the day: raw and unpolished but still keeping all the melodic sounds and moments you need to feel all the atmosphere a great black metal album needs.
The band, consisting of songwriter Ciekals, Mannevond (Koldbrann) and Faust (ex-Emperor, Blood Tsunami) has once again proved their stellar quality, making of "Ormer Til Armer, Maane Til Hode" one of this year's highlights within the genre.
Ciekals explains: «The album title reflects the inner darkness, the human side which unavoidably remains evil, and in a greater perspective meaning the darkness as in a total eclipse. "Ormer Til Armer, Maane Til Hode" is a description of this, and something which can be transferred to a physical being, but maybe as a mental condition. This new release is a reaction to our previous albums, and especially the latest "Vettehymner" EP, being stripped of all acoustic guitars while chasing a more aggressive side when compared to its preceeding albums.»
The album artwork is another product from acclaimed norwegian artist Danny Larsen.
"Ormer Til Armer, Maane Til Hode" will be released on October 18th on physical and digital formats via Aftermath Music.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-OUWD0FdLgg
https://www.facebook.com/djevelmakt
www.aftermath-music.com
A Finnish death metal band BLÅÅDPALT released a second single Eradication from their upcoming debut album SLICED TO PERFECTION which is set to be released on February 28th 2020 by Inverse Records.
The band comments:
"We chose ”
Eradication” as the 2nd single release from our album, because it represents the faster, more aggressive and straight forward aspect of our album compared to our medium tempo 1st single release ”God of Razorblade”. This track`s guitar solo is a tribute to late Jeff Hanneman."
WATCH MUSIC VIDEO from the first single God of Razorblade:  https://youtu.be/hM4tTow8TeI
PRE-SAVE Sliced To Perfection album to your Spotify playlist: 
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Band pic by: Pasi Jussila
Album cover art by Panu Lyytikäinen
Line-up:
Sami Kärkkäinen – vocals
Tuomas Laurila – guitar
Kimmo Viinamäki – guitar
Harri Finni – bass
Panu Lyytikäinen – drums
Tracklist:
01. Corpse
02.  Eradication
03. God Of Razorblade
04. Firewalker
05. The Final Nail
06. Red Shores
07. Vlad
08. Sliced To Perfection
09. Stay Down
10. The Sculptor
https://www.facebook.com/Bloodpaltband
https://bloodpalt.bandcamp.com
With 8 members divided between Italy and France, symphonic metallers AEVUN are set to return with their third full-length "MULTIVERSE",  which is scheduled to be released on March 27th, 2020 through darkTunes Music Group. The new album is followed-up by an European tour with Orphaned Land in support of the album "Dischronia".
On "Multiverse", epic tunes and electronic elements will encounter hard riffs, with charming voices of Lucille Nightshade and Hydra carrying the ears and hearts of their fans from the third to another dimension. 
The new album follows the footsteps of bands like NIGHTWISH, WITHIN TEMPTATION, EPICA and more. Love and affinity towards symphonic sounds, lifeblood, imaginativeness and much more has to be mentioned to handle such a task. And yet, the 8 musicians from France and Italy undeterredly follow that path, while they are firing a salvo of 13 powerful tracks consisting of guitar-riffs meeting skincrawling orchestral and electronic elements.
Tracklist:
The Pilgrim
Spark Of Life
Tair
Black Honeymoon
The Time Machine
Cold Spot
Ulas
Hopeless
Fratricide
WwIII
Seeds
The Garden of Mars
Cessate, omai cessate
https://www.facebook.com/AevumOpera
https://www.youtube.com/user/AevumLive
PESTIFER – “ EXPANDING OBLIVION”
For Fans of : ATHEIST, (mid) PESTILENCE, (old) ATROCITY, OBSCURA
Line Up
Jérôme BERNARD – Vocals
Valéry BOTTIN – Guitars
Adrien GUSTIN – Bass
Philippe GUSTIN – Drums
Overview
With its analog and near-live sound and mastering by Victor BULLOK (TRIPTYKON, NONEUCLID…), "Expanding Oblivion" is not only inspired by classic SciFi literature (Liu CIXIN, Isaac ASIMOV…), it's a metaphorical chronicle of our relationship with technology without being moralistic, wotj a lyrical concept wide enough in its building of a whole Universe for the listener let the imagination flow... Welcome aboard, resistance is futile!
Born in an hostile system, they used their advanced technology to transfer their consciences int servers-spaceships-factories to survive and roam the Universe, swallowing and disembodying life forms, expanding the network without boundaries, all as one, fusing knowledges, experiences, thoughts and reflections, being everywhere as oversighting sentinels sometimes creating carnal hosts to feel for a while among other species until they found Earth.
A world on the verge of apocalypse with a dying specie to which they offered a remedy through disembodiment and absorption in the network. But, like one can’t travel faster than light, a network can’t grow limitlessly in its quest of omniscience, and, reaching its own end, having absorbed all consciousness of the Universe, every single trace of life that ever existed got lost, forever…
Expanding Oblivion!
Selling Points
500 copies limited edition Deluxe DigiPak first print
First single "Ominous Wanderers" already streaming everywhere and already picked up by Trevor of THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER for his "best of January 2020" METAL INJECTION playlist
Second single "Swallower of Worlds" available during preorders
Music video for the song "The Remedy" to be released around release date
http://pestifer.be/
https://www.facebook.com/Pestifer.band
https://www.youtube.com/user/Pestiferbelgium
Symphonic Black Metal Lords WELICORUSS are set to release their new album "SIBERIAN HEATHEN HORDE" on March 27th, via El Puerto Records worldwide includind all digital store like Spotify, iTunes, Amazon, Google Play and ect. Today the band has unleashed a new video for 'Spellcaster', the opening track from the upcoming album, watch it here: https://youtu.be/6Q2fnHBxvqk
Also you can find "Spellcaster" on our Spotify, here: https://spoti.fi/2QHvtr9
WELICORUSS on the new video:
"We would like proudly announce that our brand new official video for "Spellcaster" is online now! We are very excited about that because it`s one of the best (compositionally and orchestral well-thought-out) songs from upcoming album "Siberian Heathen Horde". This video was recorded in Club From Hell in Erfurt on 13.12.2019 by Mateo Ťažký, so we would like to thank him and also Nocturnal Reaper, Harry Weber, Matthias Mayer and everybody who was there!"
Track listing:
1. Spellcaster
2. Siberian Heathen Horde
3. Path Of Seductions
4. Frostbounded
5. Metaphysical (feat. Rob Carson from Xaon band)
6 Tree Of Nations
7. Crossroad of Life (orchestral instrumental)
8. The Prophecy
9. Hymn Of Lost Souls
Next WELICORUSS shows:
February 7th - Metal Armageddon im Musikklub 14/1 - Pfaffenhoen an der Ilm, Germany
February 8th - Blackland - Berling, Germany
February 14th - Theater under the lamp - Plzen-Mesto, Czech Republic
February 28th - Titans Club - Lens, Belgium
February 29th - Poppodium Hedon - Zwolle, Netherlands
March 1st - Cafè De Meister - Geleen, Netherlands
March 26th - Vagon Music Pub - Hlavni Mesto Praha, Czech Republic
March 27th - Barrak Music Club - Ostrava, Czech Republic
March 28th - Melodka - Brno, Czech Republic
April 25th - Paard Van Troje - Den Haag, Netherlands
May 1st - Palazzo Bowling - Chur, Switzerland
May 2nd - Les Citrons Masques - Yverdon-les-bains, Eswatini
May 15th - Music Bar Velbloud - Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic
May 22nd - Metalbars Festival - Liberec, Czech Republic
July 25th - Vaclavovicka Rockle Fest - Vaclavovice, Czech Republic
August 13th - Rockheart Festival - Moravsky Krumlov, Czech Republic
August 14th - Rock Of Sadska Openair Festival - Sadska, Czech Republic
August 22nd - Orgasma Openair Festival - Borsky Svaty Jur, Slovakia
Get more information about the shows, here:
https://www.facebook.com/welicoruss/app/123966167614127/
Symphonic Black Metal From The Coldest Depths of Siberia is what WELICORUSS (formed in 2005) have brought with them to us here in Europe. WELICORUSS appeared in Europe 3 years ago and they are already playing all the biggest festival across the whole Europe and playing over 320 concerts. You will be absolutely stunned by their stage performance and imagery as they take you away on a journey far away to Depths of Icy Cold Siberia and back.
https://www.facebook.com/welicoruss
https://alphaomega-management.com
https://www.facebook.com/OfficialAlphaOmegaManagement
Wie wild gewordener Donner lassen die legendären Bay Area Thrash-Metal-Giganten TESTAMENT endlich ihr dreizehntes Studioalbum auf die Menschheit los! TITANS OF CREATION erscheint am 3. April über Nuclear Blast!
Titans Of Creation wurde von Chuck Billy und Eric Peterson produziert, während Juan Urteaga der Trident Studios Co-Produktion, Aufnahme und Engineering übernahm. Andy Sneap war für das Mixen und Mastering des Albums verantwortlich. Eliran Kantor hat wieder einmal ein neues Kunstwerk für das Cover dieser Veröffentlichung kreiert. 
THE BAY STRIKES BACK TOUR 2020 
TESTAMENT | EXODUS | DEATH ANGEL
13.02.2020 DE Hamburg, Docks
14.02.2020 DE Oberhausen, Turbinenhalle
15.02.2020 DE Wiesbaden, Schlachthof
18.02.2020 DE Berlin, Huxleys
20.02.2020 AT Vienna, Arena
21.02.2020 DE Munich, Backstage
22.02.2020 DE Filderstadt, Filharmonie
24.02.2020 CH Zürich, Volkshaus
11.03.2020 DE Hannover, Capitol
TESTAMENT – “TITANS OF CREATION”
The time has arrived for TESTAMENT to unleash new thunder to the masses and reveal their thirteenth studio album: Titans OF Creation. Just as the elements of this planet thrive within all living creatures, each musician in TESTAMENT represents a necessary component of this latest musical endeavour. Still filled with a massive and unstoppable energy since their last release, TESTAMENT has taken their style to the next level and present an album that is loyal to the roots of traditional thrash metal while still bringing alluring, brilliant, and progressive ingredients to the table. Bass is showcased, new vocals are introduced, and as expected, the guitarwork of Peterson and Skolnick is greatly complex and mesmerizing.   
Eliran Kantor stepped up once again to create a new piece of artwork for the cover of this release. His classic, almost Renaissance style of painting melds beautifully with the ancient, psychological, and enlightened subject matter of the songs. Three monstrous titans stand in the place where the planets are formed. One pours molding liquid which the others hammer into human DNA, twisting and turning into the ring of a newborn planet. Each titan has the flame of a dying star burning in their chest; the origin of the atoms making up the bodies that are bubbling and boiling on the curves of the spiraling helix.  
Titans OF Creation has many moods and material contained within; all of which somehow tie into a common philosophy of creation and its necessary counterpart: destruction. “Children Of The Next Level” smashes through the gates as the opening track with a flood of sound that prepares the listener for an abundance of violent thrash. Meanwhile, the lyrics rage about the outrageous philosophies of the Heaven’s Gate cult (founded in 1974).  
Songs like “Dream Deceiver” carry more old school sound that will tickle the senses of any common TESTAMENT fan. The lyrics describe being trapped in a dream by an otherworldly female force who is slowly working to degrade the mind. Dreams are part of existence, but when we are asleep we are entirely vulnerable; one of the many mysteries of being human. “Someone’s haunting you and won’t leave you alone; the only time they pick at you is at night when they can control the way you sleep,” describes vocalist Chuck Billy.