NEWS 22.4.2018

                                                                                                        
Bei dem geilen Wetter sollte es einen ja eigentlich volle Pulle nach draußen ziehen oder man ist so „bekloppt“ wie unsereins und hängt sich lieber wieder volle Kanne rein ,um Euch da draußen immer auf dem aktuellen Stand zu halten .Zu der Sorte Mensch ,welche der Kategorie „Sonnenanbeter“ angehört ,zählt man sich eh nicht .Da lässt man sich doch lieber von dunklen ,bösartigen oder brutalen Klängen beglücken ,um vom allgemeinen Lebensstress mal so richtig abschalten zu können .Halt jeder ,wie er es braucht ! Auf jeden Fall hat unsereins mal wieder ein paar ganz feine Sachen zu Gehör gekriegt ,welche den Weg in Eure Sammlung auch unbedingt finden sollten :
CHAOS PATH - „ THE AWAKENING“ ( MINI – LP )
COMMANDER – „ FATALIST ( THE UNBROKEN CIRCLE)“    HAMMER
THE GROTESQUERY – „ THE LUPINE ANATHEMA“
THE LEGION GHOST – „ WITH COURAGE OF DESPAIR“
TERRA ATLANTICA – „A CITY ONCE DIVINE“
Das UNDER THE BLACK SUN Open Air hat die Tagesaufteilung für 2018 bekannt gegeben. Wer an welchem Tag in Friesack (bei Berlin) auf der Bühne stehen wird, seht ihr hier in der alphabetischen Liste:
Thursday 05.07.2018
ANAL VOMIT (Peru)
AUTHOR (Finland)
FIN (USA)
STEINGRAB (Germany)
UTUK XUL (Columbia)
Friday, 06.05.2018
A CANOROUS QUINTET (Sweden)
ARCTURUS (Norway)
BATUSHKA (Poland)
DÉLÉTÈRE (Canada)
HALPHAS (Germany)
HORN (Germany)
MOSAIC (Germany)
OUTRE (Poland)
SCHRAT (Germany)
WITTR (USA)
Saturday, 07.07.2018
777 (Germany / Austria)
BLOOD RED FOG (Finland)
CHAOS INVOCATION (Germany)
CIRITH GORGOR (NL)
HELLFIRE DEATHCULT (USA)
MASTER´S HAMMER (Cz Rep)
NOCTURNAL (Germany)
SHROUD OF SATAN (Germany)
SIGH (Japan)
THRONEUM (Poland)
Die genaue Running Order soll zeitnah folgen.
Das UNDER THE BLACK SUN wird vom 05.07. - 07.07.2018 wieder auf der Freilichtbühne in Friesack stattfinden.
Tickets:  https://www.folter666shop.de/de/Tickets/
UNDER THE BLACK SUN auf Facebook
UNDER THE BLACK SUN Homepage
Viele Grüße, Jan & Metal Promotions  www.metal-promotions.de
Die Sludge-Doomer TONS veröffentlichen kommenden Freitag, den 20.4. ihr neues Album "FILTHY FLOWERS OF DOOM". Heute kann man bei den Kollegen von Doommetalfront schon mal in die komplette Scheibe reinhören.
Und zwar hier:  http://doommetalfront.blogspot.de/2018/04/tons-from-turin-in-italy-premiere.html
Die Jungs gehen auch auf Tour:
18.05.18 (AT) Innsbruck – PMK
19.05.18 (DE) Dresden - Gockelscream #1
20.05.18 TBA
21.05.18 (AT) Salzburg - Rockhouse
22.05.18 (DE) Basel
23.05.18 (DE) Köln – Lime
24.05.18 (DE) Mannheim
25.05.18 (AT) Dornbirn - Schlachthaus 400
Über Tons
Die Truppe spielt – hüstel – tonnenschweren Doom-Sludge mit einer gewissen Hardcore-Attitüde. Dämonisch-düster und mit einigen der geilsten Songtiteln der letzten Zeit um die Ecke kommend:
´Abbath´s Psychedelic Breakfast´, ´99 Weed Balloons´, ´Those Of The Unlighter´, ´Girl Scout Cookie Monster´, ´Sailin´ The Seas Of Buddha Cheese´ usw.
Usw.? Ach nee, mehr Songs sind ja gar nicht auf der Platte.
Denn TONS zelebrieren ihre Riffungetüme ausschweifend, verlieren aber nie den roten Faden aus den Augen.
Kurzum: "Filthy Flowers Of Doom" ist ein absolutes Highlight im nicht gerade schwachen Katalog von Heavy Psych Sounds!
www.facebook.com/TONSBAND
Gordeon Music  Zelterstraße 8  10439 Berlin  Germany
SCHRAT – „ALPTRAUMGÄNGER“
Genre: Black Metal
Label: Folter Records
Vertrieb: Alive
SCHRAT sind eine dieser Underground-Bands, die sich langsam aber stetig ihren Ruf in der Szene erarbeitet haben. Konsequent und kompromisslos ihrem Pfad folgend, erschuf das bayrische Trio Werke voller Finsternis und eisiger Kälte. Das neue Album "Alptraumgänger" stellt nun den Abschluss einer weiteren Schaffensperiode dar, die sich über die letzten Jahre zog und nun in einem fulminanten Finale mündet. Auf "Alptraumgänger" erwartet den Hörer eine fortschreitende Reise in die Vergangenheit, die sich über zwei thematische Teile hinweg zieht. Stilistisch zeichnen sich die Songs durch einen stärkeren Fokus auf Aggressivität und Brutalität aus, jedoch immer mit dem typisch SCHRATigen Flair: melodiös, old school, symphonisch, eiskalt! Schon auf "Schattenwahn" (2011) waren erste Grundzüge des heutigen Songwritings erkennbar, die über die Jahre und die vorangehende EP "Artefakt" (2015) gereift sind und sich schlussendlich auf "Alptraumgänger" auf einem neuem Level präsentieren. Passend dazu verstärken die Texte die Wirkung der Kompositionen - Oden an den Schrat als personifizierte Rache und Vernichtung sowie Entfesselung des Unterbewussten manifestieren sich mit den musikalischen Eruptionen zu einer beklemmend intensiven Atmosphäre.
Der zweite Teil auf "Alptraumgänger" ist geprägt durch Live-Aufnahmen ausgewählter Songs, die den Hörer unter diesem Gesichtspunkt in den Bann ziehen werden. Das Konzept von SCHRAT umfasst neben den Studioaufnahmen in einer essentiellen Weise auch die livehaftige Darbietung der geschaffen Klangbilder. In Kombination mit dem traditionellem Sound sind sie sowohl eine Reminiszenz an vergangene Rituale als auch ein Ausblick auf Kommende.
"Alptraumgänger" stellt zudem das Label-Debüt auf Folter Records dar – eine Plattenfirma, die SCHRAT seit längerem als geeigneter Heimathafen und Partner für ihr Schaffen vorschwebte. Mit dieser Veröffentlichung wird die Partnerschaft nun Realität.
https://www.facebook.com/Schratstahl
SLAUGHTERDAY und PHANTOM CORPORATION veröffentlichen das Coverartwork und die Tracklist ihrer Split 7inch „SEVERED FUNERAL/BELLIGERENT POWERS“. Bei dieser 7inch trifft Crust auf Death Metal, und das auf eine absolut eigenständige Art und Weise. Deutschlands Death Metal Kommando Slaughterday tut sich hier mit dem Crust 5er Phantom Corporation zusammen - das Ergebnis ist eine starke Mischung extremer Musik. Die beiden PC Tracks sind nicht mehr und nicht weniger als "In-Your-Face" Riff-Attacken, Crust mit einer ordentlichen Portion Death und Thrash Metal- keine Überraschung mit Musikern von u.a. Dew- Scented und Weak Aside an Bord. Slaughterday steuern einen gleichermaßen brutalen wie atmosphärischen Song bei, der jetzt schon das Zeug zum Klassiker hat. Wieder einmal beweist die Band, dass sie definitiv zu den besten Acts der sogenannten " New Wave of German Death Metal" gehört. Veröffentlicht wird die handnummerierte Scheibe am 18.05.2018 über Bastardized Recordings und ist in drei Vinylfarben erhältlich: transparent (ltd. 58), grün (ltd. 112) und schwarz (ltd. 209). Pre-order starts soon!
Tracklisting:
Side A:
1.Slaughterday - Severed Funeral
Side B:
1. Phantom Corporation - Border Wars
2. Phantom Corporation - First World Unrest
Slaughterday:  https://www.facebook.com/slaughterdayofficial     https://slaughterday666.bandcamp.com
Phantom Corporation:   https://www.facebook.com/pc2016official    https://phantomcorporation.bandcamp.com
Bastardized Recordings:    www.bastardized.net      www.facebook.com/Bastardizedrec
Wie ein Gewittersturm, heraufbeschworen von einem wütendem aztekischem Kriegsgott, donnert das zweite Album „NINE LEVELS“ von CHABTAN heran.
Im neusten Werk der französischen Maya-Metal Kombi treffen krachige Gitarren und reichlich Doublebass auf Panflöten und mesoamerikanische Percusions. 
Diese grollende Mischung aus musikalischen Einflüssen verbindet sich zu einem unerwartet treibenden Soundteppich. CHABTAN erweitern mit diesem feurigem Soundgemisch das Metal-Genre um eine neue aufregende Facette. Dabei entfesseln CHABTAN eine wahre Urgewalt, ganz so als wären Bands wie DARK TRANQUILLITY, AMON AMARTH, IN FLAMES, MESHUGGAH und SCAR SYMMETRY von einem finsteren Urwald verschluckt worden und als würden diese von nun an aus dessen Tiefen auf ihre Instrumente einhämmern.
Seit 2011 zelebrieren die Metalheads aus Paris ihren Sound und waren bereits mit Schwergewichten wie NILE und SUFFOCATION auf Tour. Auf „Nine Levels“ zelebrieren CHABTAN über Elf Tracks ihren krachenden und kompromisslosen Sound. Tracks wie "The Fall of Nojpetén“, "Never Ending Pain" und "Escaping One-Death“ sind donnernde Hymnen zur Ehre der Mayagötter des Metal.
Das neue Album erscheint als vier-seitiges Digipack mit einem acht-seitigen Booklet, voll mit großartigen und eindrucksvollen Artworks, die die finstere Welt von CHABTAN visualisieren. Lass dich mit „Nine Levels“ in eine dröhnende Welt dunkler Götter und Mythen entführen!
Hol dir jetzt das neue Album:  
http://smarturl.it/NineLevels
Das neue Werk von KIRCHENBRAND - GEGENKULTUR CD ist ab sofort erhältlich exclusiv via Kristallblut Records!
Extremer hasserfüllter Black Metal mit extemen Lyrics in deutscher Sprache!
Alle Texte und ein 12 Seitiges Booklet runden das ganze Werk ab.
Von vielen bereits als bestes Werk gefeiert, da es eingängiger als je zuvor ist.
Textlich wie immer treu geblieben!
Hier direkt reinhören in den Trailer und dem Song "widerliche Welt"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JnJwSPju7ZI
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KhXxVL9qOSw
ACHTUNG! SEHR EXTREMES VIDEO! KANN ZU BLEIBENDEN SEELISCHEN SCHÄDEN FÜHREN!
www.kristallblutrecords.com/shop   https://www.facebook.com/kristallblutrecords
FRAGMENTS OF UNBECOMING – “PERDITION PORTAL”
Nach fast sechs Jahren melden sich Fragments of Unbecoming mit ihrer fünften Langrille zurück. Aber die relativ lange Pause ist dem Material nicht zum Nachteil gereicht. Nahtlos knüpfen die Fünf mit ihrem ureigenen „Crimson Melodic Death Metal Art"  da an, wo sie  2012 mit  der letzten Scheibe aufgehört haben. Fans der Jungs wissen was das heisst: Feinster melodischer Death Metal schwedischer Prägung.
A new work that opens the gates wide to allow a look into the deepest abysses past all the shadows. Fragments of Unbecoming took six years to write and record what will be the next chapter within their career: “Perdition Portal – Chapter VI”. And it once again delivers the band’s “Crimson Melodic Death Metal Art” which is enriched by some new nuances.
The album which was mixed and mastered by Kristian Kohlmannslehner (Aborted, Benighted o.a.) features a monolithic artwork which will attract the listeners attention right away.
On May 18th, 2018 “Perdition Portal – Chapter VI” will be released through Apostasy Records.
COR SCORPII RELEASE SINGLE FROM UPCOMING ALBUM :  With "Ruin" their long-awaited sophomore full-length album set for release on Dark Essence Records on the 15th June, Norwegian Extreme Melodic Metallers COR SCORPII have released a single from the album.  Titled "FOTEFAR" the single is available in digital format from the usual music services by clicking on the following: https://DarkEssenceRecords.lnk.to/Fotefar
 "Ruin" is the result of a song writing process which was both lengthy and, at times, quite  arduous for the band.  Drawing its inspiration from classical music, folk melodies and the soundscapes of Nordic extreme metal,  "Ruin" is a chance for COR SCORPII's members to reveal their  hidden talents by making use of instruments not usually used by metal bands, such as the accordion and mandolin. 
A follow up to COR SCORPII's critically acclaimed debut album "Monument", which was released eight years ago, also on Dark Essence Records, "Ruin" is an album that successfully blends epic, soaring melodies, with the harshness of extreme metal.  It features guest appearances by the classical singer Annika Beinnes, as well as Mats Lerberg (I SWEAR DAMNATION, ex-FUNERAL) who lend their considerable vocal talents to three tracks each.  
"Ruin was recorded at various locations over a period of three years and was mixed by Børge Finstad in his Toproom Studio, and mastered by Tom Kvålsvoll at his Kvalsonic Lab.  With artwork by Novans V. Adikresna of the Marnov Studio, tracklisting on "Ruin" is as follows:
1. Svart Blod (Hovmod star for fall)
2. Hjarteorm
3. Skuggevandrar
4. Fotefar
5. Helveteskap
6. Ri di Mare
7. Ærelaus
8. Siste Dans
Founded in 2004 as an offshoot of the legendary WINDIR, COR SCORPII's lineup of Gaute Refsnes on keyboards, Inge Jonny Lomheim on  bass guitars, accordion and programming, Ole M. Nordsve on drums, Rune Sjøthun on  rhythm guitars, mandolin and programming, and Thomas S. Øvstedal  on vocals,  recently welcomed a new arrival into its ranks in the shape of Erlend Nybø  on lead guitars.  
"Ruin" will be released in CD, Double LP and Digital formats and is now available to pre-order from:
CD & Vinyl:
 https://www.darkessencerecords.no/webshop/
All formats:  https://corscorpii.bandcamp.com
US Webshop:  https://darkessence.aisamerch.com/ 
More information about COR SCORPII can be found on the band's Facebook page at
 https://www.facebook.com/officialcorscorpii/
A video of COR SCORPII performing the track "Oske og innsikt" from the album "Monument" can be seen at
 https://youtu.be/opnCrZvVLtE
EUPHOREON – “ ENDS OF THE EARTH”
Euphoreon is a two-piece unit from New Zealend formed by Matt Summerville in 2009. After a solo demo was released in 2009, Eugen Dodenhoeft (Far Beyond | www.far-beyond.com) from Germany joined the project and the self-titled debut album was released in 2011.
 After a long period of silence, Euphoreon is back with their new album 'Ends of the Earth' to be released in April 2018. "Ends of the Earth" delivers a signature Euphoreon sound with aggressive and melodic soundscapes encompassing influences from a range of different metal genres.
http://www.euphoreon.com    https://www.facebook.com/euphoreon/
Panzercrow released new album pack'd with eerie horror punk .PARZERCROW has released a new album 'NIGHTMARE RETURNS'. It is a solo project of Finnish horrorpunk band SCARECROW's frontman Jack13. 
Scarecrow is a horrorpunk band from Finland, from small town named Hyvinkää that plays horrorpunk with metal and hardcore influences. 
The band was founded in millennium new year 1999-2000. For eighteen years they have made hell of a lot stuff and seeked for melodic, brutal and fast, but also deadly slow songs.  
Scarecrow has made several releases, hundreds of gigs. Two hundred songs recorded in studio and hundred litres of wasted blood and beer.  
Jack13 comment briefly the new album:  “I Wanted to make a simple, dark and eerie album and I think this is it”. 
Spotify:  https://spoti.fi/2HGSEPI
Deezer:  https://www.deezer.com/us/album/61510382
Lineup: 
Vocals, Guitar, Synth - Jack13 
Bass - JLNokturnal 
Drums – Määttä Von Wolfman 
Backing vocals: M.Vilen and Määttä 
Guitar solo on “Return of the living dead” by Taneli Leinonen/Cpt.Kronos 
Discography: 
2018 – PANZERCROW : Nightmare returns Digital (Vinyl release TBA) 
2018 – PANZERCROW : Unplugged of the dead 10”vinyl /Digital 
2017 – SCARECROW : Exterminators of the year 4000 CD/LP/Digital 
2013 - SCARECROW : Flesheaters III CD 
2009 – PANZERCROW : The Sound of horror CD Debut 
2009 – SCARECROW : The Terror CD/12" 
2006 - SCARECROW : Deadcrow CD/12"    Debut
www.facebook.com/scarecrowfinland/       https://twitter.com/variksenpelatti 
PANZERCROW / SCARECROW contact  kasikaksrecords@gmail.com
JUNGLE ROT’s long out-of-print album WHAT HORRORS AWAIT has been remixed and remastered, and will be available on limited-edition solid yellow vinyl for the first time as part of Record Store Day 2018 this Saturday, April 21st. View the Official 2018 Record Store Day list and find a record store near you.
Watch the new music video for “The Unstoppable” from What Horrors Await now on the Victory Records YouTube Channel and get the latest Jungle Rot merchandise at VictoryMerch.com
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The latest additions to the VictoryMerch.com vinyl section are four titles from our distributed label, I Scream Records, including represses of Slapshot – Digital Warfare, Wrecking Crew – Balance Of Terror, Token Entry – Jaybird, and the initial pressing of Joe Coffee – When The Fabric Don’t Fit The Frame. Each record includes an MP3 download and is available on limited-edition colored vinyl.Browse the entire vinyl section to see new pressings from Carousel Kings, Snapcase, Warzone, Catch 22, Blood For Blood, Ringworm, Broadside, Conveyer, For The Win, and Reverend Horton Heat.
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Reverend Horton Heat have announced additional U.S. tour dates with Wayne Hancock, Big Sandy, and Unknown Hinson through the end of the year.
View all the upcoming dates
Shop the latest Reverend Horton Heat merchandise at VictoryMerch.com and listen to Rev everywhere digital music is available.
Kicking off their U.S. headlining tour next week, We Were Sharks have added additional dates in the Midwest and New York. Tickets are on sale now. Shop the latest We Were Sharks merchandise at VictoryMerch.com and listen to Lost Touch everywhere digital music is available.
Jungle Rot will be joining Katalysm for three dates this June and playing the 2018 Wookfest. Tickets are on sale now. Shop the latest Jungle Rot merchandise at VictoryMerch.com and listen to What Horrors Await everywhere digital music is available . View All Tour Dates
www.VictoryRecords.com
New Noise Magazine premiered a ballsy, swinging and immensely heavy track HERE. Sadistik Forest, which boast of having an ex-member of Hooded Menace in their ranks, are on the verge of releasing their magnum opus titled 'Morbid Majesties' which encapsulates all that is good about death metal by mixing things up like few others. Stream a bunch of their songs on Bandcamp.
SADISTIK FOREST (FINLAND) - 'MORBID MAJESTIES'
Autographed Metallic Green-embossed Box Set / CD / Merch / Digital (May 25, 2018)
Genre - Death Metal
Release Date - May 25th, 2018
Record Label - Transcending Obscurity Records (India)
For fans of - Funebre, Grave, Bolt Thrower, Demilich,  (early) Amorphis, (early) Cadaver, Xysma, Cannibal Corpse
Finnish death metal is known for its quality, and Sadistik Forest are another band to testify to that fact. They're gnarlier than their contemporaries and play a mix of death metal that not only pays homage to the genre's greats but also fuses the sound in a way that's refreshing and also powerful. Guttural vocals by ex-Hooded Menace member soar over the music that borrows elements from doom as well as black metal and yet remains distinctly death metal in its sonic output. Pulsating and heaving like an anguished monster, Sadistik Forest's music rampages over the course of 35 minutes, leaving you beaten down, sore, and asking for more.
Band lineup
Markus Makkonen - Vocals, Bass (ex-Hooded Menace) 
Antti Heikkinen - Guitar 
Matti Salo - Guitars 
Vesa Mutka - Drums 
Artwork by Raul Fuentes
Guest vocals on Destructive Art by Cris Pervertor (Satanika) 
Guest vocals on Zero Progress by Michael Dorrian (Anatomy Of I) 
Track listing  
1. Morbidly Majestic 
2. Decades of Torment Then Death 
3. The Hour of Dread 
4. Destructive Art 
5. Zero Progress 
6. Monsters of Death 
7. The Maelstrom Opens 
8. Bones of a Giant
OfficialBandcamp
Transcending Obscurity Official Site
Transcending Obscurity Records Facebook
Official Sadistik Forest Facebook
Official Transcending Obscurity YouTube Channel

Thank you very much!
  Kunal Choksi  Label owner
Atlanta (GA) - Boris Records has made its forthcoming  vinyl reissue of SEALED SHUT from influential Atlanta Death Dealers HAUNTING available for streaming on Bandcamp. The album is now available for pre-order as well. It is recommended that you dive right in at the following borisrecords.bandcamp.com/album/sealed-shut-pre-order
Sealed Shut will be released on May 8. Originally self-released by the band in a small run of cassettes in 2014, the vinyl version includes an added "Intro" track that never made it onto the original tape release. While HAUNTING is now disbanded, Scott Taysom has moved on to front CLOAK and Charlie Southern is kicking ass in SADISTIC RITUAL, VIMUR and ECTOVOID, while Blake and David are active in new projects.
HAUNTING appeared during an exciting period of maturation in the Atlanta metal scene. The band's brief existence afforded only the sole offering of Sealed Shut. Though only four songs, it stands in the forefront among a small group of other highly-esteemed records that have been released within the last 35 years or so of Atlanta's metal timeline.  
HAUNTING's very existence owes much to the once monstrously thriving warehouse and DIY scene in the city. HAUNTING is undeniably tied to its members' earliest musical endeavors in other local favorites such as the now legendary death-dealers Living Decay, hardcore punks Paradox, and the still-active thrashers Sadistic Ritual. Sealed Shut is easily recognizable as an amalgamation, intentional or not, of that fevered adolescent energy and relentless drive with which those earlier bands had enthralled, what was at the time, a fatigued local scene. They helped cultivate new young devotees in droves and reenergized a previous generation of weary metalheads.  
A promo video for album track "Beyond Death" is available at  youtu.be/16LEaGJlryk
Haunting is:
David Prae - Drums
Scott Taysom - Vocals, Guitar
Charlie Southern - Guitar
Blake Packard – Bass
www.facebook.com/borisrecordsatl/    www.facebook.com/HauntingOfficial/
DEMISE – “DE LA MANIPULACION A LA IGNORANCIA”
Death Metallers DEMISE from Caracas, Venezuela, announce their new album, "De La Manipulacion a la Ignorancia" , for August 17th, release through BRUTAL RECORDS.
 DEMISE  plays a musical style that takes the South American death sound of the 80's and also mixes it in with the old style to create some very aggressive and old school sounding death dark metal, chaotic riffs demolishing everything, guttural voices, warlike melodies and bursts of blast beats which will pierce your body, this is Death Metal the ancient way. 
Demise "De La Manipulacion a La Ignorancia" speak of much more than Metal, because in the country where perseverance is a scarce virtue and even more the deficiencies and difficulties make this type of samples at-least of this level of quality a true feat and a proof of dedication for what you want, is received with greater satisfaction, as a job has class, is interesting spectacular and destructive.
Bernardo König and vocal Alvaro Parra, rooted in Venezuela and decided carry on this group, experimental band or hybrid metal, combining and respecting opinions, points of views, approaches, beliefs; but however they always had a guided north and converged that pointed toward the pleasure that felt when making music, or to create harmonies, melodies, dissonances, setbacks that satisfied the necessities and each member's restlessness as musician, the freedom of being possible to express with their instrument, the necessity to be able to transmit and to contribute to the new generation of musicians, a Venezuelan metal worthy of no listen and to defend.
2009 released first CD called "Mode: Terror" with 11 songs
2012 released an Ep which contains 4 songs of its own and a Sepultura cover of the song "Troops Of Doom", called "Choice-Ep", this Ep received the Best Demo- Ep Award 2012 of The Melomaniacs Awards.
2014 released second full CD called "Matanza, C.A." with 11 songs loaded with speed and aggressiveness.
2015 the band released a compilation CD with the lost recordings of the 90s and the Demo released in 2006, the CD was called "XX Years of Purge", included the live Bootleg of 1997, a track recorded in studio in 1998 and the 2 songs of Promo Demo.
2017  Demise released "Matanza, C.A." tape limited edition.
2018 they finished their third release; "De La Manipulacion a la Ignorancia" (From Manipulation to Ignorance), where they have the participation with a guitar solo by Dany González de Gruesome & Possessed, and the art made by the Venezuelan illustrator John Quevedo Janssens. 11 tracks with 39 minutes of a Fast and Dark Death Metal plus include 11 tracks without vocals totally instrumental.
Tracks:
01.  350 Mentiras
02.  350 Mentiras (Instrumental)
03.  Rostros De Gaza
04.  Rostros De Gaza (Instrumental)
05.  De La Manipulacion a La Ignorancia
06.  De La Manipulacion a La Ignorancia (Instrumental)
07.  La Ley De Los Pranes
08.  La Ley De Los Pranes (Instrumental)
09.  Huerfanos Del Petroleo
10.  Huerfanos Del Petroleo (Instrumental)
11.  Regimen De Maldad
12.  Regimen De Maldad (Instrumental)
13.  Como Se Siente El Miedo
14.  Como Se Siente El Miedo (Instrumental)
15.  Isis
16.  Isis (Instrumental)
17.  Demencia Constitucional
18.  Demencia Constitucional (Instrumental)
19.  Poder Por El Poder
20.  Poder Por El Poder (Instrumental)
21.  Exodo
22.  Exodo  (Instrumental)
Band Members
Alvaro Parra - Vocals 
Bernardo Beerman König - Guitar
Keny Godoy - Drums
Erick Machado - Lead Guitar
Mauricio Perez - Bass
http://brutalrecords.us/      https://www.facebook.com/DemiseHordas
Grindcore maniacs BLUTRINĂ set to release new EP, DISCOBALLZ  .Timisoara, Romanian Looney Grinders Blutrină announce their upcoming release of their new EP, DiscoBallz, scheduled for the 28th of April through a live concert at the Daos Club in the hometown. 
DiscoBallz' cover artwork is signed Sebastian Stancu, and the 7 tracks featured were recorded, mixed and mastered by Edmond Karban, Cristian Popescu and Andrei Jumugă at Consonance Studio in Timisoara.
Tracklist:
1. Careless
2. Touch
3. Push
4. Voodoo
5. Beat
6. Bird
7. Kenny's Resurrection
The band's debut album Looney Fuckin' Grind was released in 2016 via Loud Rage Music and is still available here:
https://loudragemusic.bandcamp.com/album/blutrina-looney-fuckin-grind (digital)
http://shop.loudragemusic.com/blutrina-looney-fuckin-grind (physical CD)
Blutrină   www.facebook.com/Blutrina
Loud Rage Music   www.loudragemusic.com    www.facebook.com/loudragemusic
Polish doom-death veterans MORDOR unveil their long-awaited comeback album “DARKNESS...”. Their first album in 21 years will be released tomorrow on 20 April 2018 through Pagan Records.
Listen to the album exclusively via PureGrainAudio.com:  http://puregrainaudio.com/audio/after-21-years-mordor-returns-with-absolute-darkness-exclusive-premiere
Mordor are one of theprecursors of Polish doom metal. Established in 1990 in Częstochowa, they have quickly become one of the most respected Polish doom-death bands. This was confirmed with the favourable response to their “Nothing” (1992) demo and the debut album “Prayer to…” (1993), both receiving positive reviews from around the world.
The comeback album, “Darkness…”, was recorded at No Solace Studio with production duties taken care of by M. of Mgła fame. Consisting of six tracks, it is a return to the band’s roots, naturally continuing from the band’s days in the early 90s when Mordor where one of the first representatives of Polish doom-death metal. Listeners should expect heavy riffs, strong, deep vocals and a massive sound. In short, it is a return to the old atmosphere with a much stronger sound.
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International Death Metallers SOL DE SANGRE have released a guitar playthrough video for "La Feria del Chivo," a song from the band's recently released self-titled debut album. Watch guitarist Rolando Ramos Torres get his shred on at  youtu.be/IzZJpbCA0Ys
SOL DE SANGRE's self-titled album was released March 23 on Black Market Metal Label. blackmarketmetallabel.bigcartel.com/product/sol-de-sangre-sol-de-sangre
Stream the album in its entirety at  soldesangre.bandcamp.com/album/sol-de-sangre
SOL DE SANGRE emerges as a promising new death metal act with its self-titled debut album recorded in Spanish, the band's native language. Though Colombian-born, the band members are located in Australia, Canada, and the U.S.
The album features the classic death metal sound while presenting the band's own spin with the vocal aggression of thrash and hardcore to grab everyone by the throat and spit on their faces. The album was mixed by Tomas Skogsberg (Entombed, Dismember, Grave) at Sunlight Studios in Stockholm, Sweden, and mastered by Toxic Holocaust's Joel Grind (Power Trip, Cavalera Conspiracy). Featuring members/ex-members of well-known Colombian acts like HeadCrusher, Absolution Denied and Cromlech, SOL DE SANGRE succeeds in keeping the classic Death Metal sound alive.
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Decibel Magazine has premiered the title track from forthcoming MORGENGRAU album BLOOD ORACLE. Head on over to the following link and get crushed into dust:  www.decibelmagazine.com/2018/04/16/track-premiere-morgengrau-blood-oracle/
Out of fire-blasted Texas comes MORGENGRAU, returning with sophomore album 
Blood Oracle, which will be released June 22 on Unspeakable Axe Records. Pre-orders are available now at  this location.
A promo video for the song "Wolves of Thirteen" is available at  youtu.be/TvsmUbotI_o
The band's German name belies its American origins, just as much as its combination of Euro-death riffs and rhythms with the Floridian originators of the genre will keep listeners guessing.  With a vicious approach reminiscent of ASPHYX, PESTILENCE, DEICIDE and CELTIC FROST, Blood Oracle is eight tracks deep with the kind of death metal that the genre's most loyal fans will devour. It was produced by the great Harris Johns (Celtic Frost, Kreator, Pestilence, Voivod, and too many more to list), ensuring that its sound is honed to a fine edge.
Featuring atmospheric artwork by Nick Keller (who has done concept paintings for numerous movies including The Lord of the Rings and Mad Max: Fury Road, in addition to his stellar cover art for many bands), this album aims to surpass in every way MORGENGRAU's self-released debut. Blood Oracle will be available on CD and digital platforms.  NOTE: No band photo available. Any photo you find on the Internet will be inaccurate.
Track List:
1. Blood Oracle
2. Wolves of Thirteen
3. Progression
4. Poised at the Precipice of Doom
5. Forced Exodus
6. Invert the Marker
7. Incipit Bellum
8. Evocation of the Wheel
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OPPROBRIUM (AKA_INCUBUS) – “ SUPERNATURAL DEATH”
Death Metallers OPPROBRIUM announce their new reissue album, SUPERNATURAL DEATH  , for August 31th , release through BRUTAL RECORDS.
Supernatural Death sounds illustrious in its original form, nicely thrown together digipak that has 14 lyrics, with a terrific crushing Re-Mastered by Brad Boatright Mastering Engineer, a self-described "musician's engineer", has mastered many notable albums, including the reissue of Sleep's monumental "Dopesmoker" LP, as well as records from Corrosion of Conformity, Nails, Beastmilk, Obituary, Yob, and more
It's time for a real classic! Yet some of you might have never heard the name OPPROBRIUM before. But I'm sure the name INCUBUS rings a bell, because that's the moniker this band used to have before and under which the band became known. The band was founded in 1986 in New Orleans, Louisiana by the brothers Francis (vocals and guitar) and Moyses Howard (drums) with Scot Latour (bass and vocals).
OPPROBRIUM really did it again, with "Supernatural Death", with 14 remastered songs + 2 bonus songs "Cursed of the Danned City and Fear of the Unknown" which will leave you breathless from the first track "Battle of the Armageddon" 'til the last track "Death", the band really out done themselves with their new material for the album, as they proudly states being one of their "Best work to date" , meaning that every single song of the album must be played live if possible on stage. The new album shows OPPROBRIUM going to uncharted territories in their song writing, taking a lose approach to their music with no rules or boundaries, trying everything from melodies to hammer blast beats, with more complex song arrangements by drummer Moyses and front man Francis, a much heavier album by the band, even surpassing their classical debut "Serpent Temptations" . 
"Supernatural Death", another great Death/Thrash metal onslaught by OPPROBRIUM, will sure please old and newer fans of the band, the album is gaining great reviews from by the media and the fans response is being fantastic. "Supernatural Death" touches on very emotional subjects such as orphans to the mental trauma that each of us human beings face daily.
Tracks:
01. The Battle Of Armageddon
02. Voices From The Grave
03. Blaspheming Prophets
04. Underground Killer
05. Serpent Temptation
06. Hunger For Power
07. Blind Vengeance
08. Sadistic Sinner
09. Rigor Mortis
10. Cataleptic
11. Hell'S Fire
12. Assault
13. Incubus
14. Death
Bonus:
15. Curse Of The Damned City
16. Fear Of The Unknown
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Eight years since their last album "X-Torsion", KENOS are ready to come back on the scene with a new album titled "PEST" and it's more violent, intransigent and aggressive than ever recorded by the band.
The first track published as official video directed by Brace Beltempo is "Sons Of Martyrdom". View it here
 https://youtu.be/gEBHAz7FfZ8
KENOS' upcoming album consists of eight tracks, will be released on May 18th and the final result is a blow in the face indeed! It is Death Metal music as it was supposed to be... so violent, heavy and technical.
The cover is realised by Mhadi artwork, while "Pest" track listing is: 1. Sons Of Martyrdom - 2. B.D.C. (Black Death Curse) - 3. Buried And Forgotten - 4. Immortal Breath - 5. Leave Me Now - 6. My Wooden Frame - 7. Shooting At The Moon - 8. The Sweeper Of Remains
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NORWEGIAN BLACK METALLERS TAAKE ANNOUNCE EUROPEAN TOUR DATES: Norwegian Black Metallers TAAKE will continue to celebrate their 25th Anniversary with a European tour in October of this year, which will consist of a total of 17 shows and will feature material from all of the band's albums. TAAKE will be accompanied by Dark Essence Records label-mates ORKAN and SLEGEST, along with BÖLZER and ONE TAIL ONE HEAD.
The routing of eleven out of the seventeen shows are as follows, whilst the remaining shows will be announced at a later date:
04.10: U Basyla,  Poznan, PL 
05.10: Way of Darkness,  Lichtenfels, DE
06.10: 013,  Tilburg, NL
07.10: Neushoorn,  Leeuwarden, NL
10.10: De Casino, St-Niklaas, BE
11.10: Petit Bain,  Paris, FR
12.10: Resonanzwerk,  Oberhausen, DE
13.10: Night Fest Metal IX, Arlon, BE
14.10: Dynamo,  Zurich, CH
15.10: Backstage,  Munich, DE
17.10: A38,  Budapest, HU
Having kicked off theit  25th Anniversary celebrations with a show in the band's home town of Bergen,  TAAKE's  iconic frontman and founder , Hoest,  has, over the years, honed the band's trademark "Helnorsk Svartmetall " sound  to perfection.  For a quarter of a century Hoest has always remained true to the spirit of Norwegian Black Metal, both in the studio and on the stage, and has never allowed  the icy, dangerous edge, much beloved by Black Metal fans, to stagnate, keeping it fresh with surprising twists and turns. 
Hoest's  powerful presence, which dominates any stage on which he sets foot, coupled with a live lineup of experienced and highly skilled musicians, and an  extensive back catalogue to draw from, has always ensured that  TAAKE's performances are an experience that is guaranteed to enthral. 
Aside from the upcoming European tour, TAAKE will be making a number of Festival and club appearances this year including Stockholm Slaughter in Sweden, Incineration Festival in the UK, Tuska Live in Finland, In Flammen Open Air in Germany, Beyond the Gates in Norway and the Colony Summer Fest in Italy.
TAAKE will also be heading for Japan to play a series of dates in July.  Routing as follows:
26 July:  Soma, Osaka, 
27 July:  Imaike 3 Star, Nagoya
28 July:  Cyclone, Tokyo,
29 July:  Cyclone, Tokyo
TAAKE's seventh full-length album "Kong Vinter" was  released on Dark Essence Records at the end of 2017 and is available,  along with the band's other releases and exclusive merchandise,  from the following, as well as all the usual retailers:
Bandcamp:
 https://taake.bandcamp.com/
EU Webshop:
 www.darkessencerecords.no/webshop/
US Webshop
 https://darkessence.aisamerch.com/ 
Svartekunst Produksjoner:
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More information about TAAKE can be found on the band’s official Facebook page at
 https://www.facebook.com/taakeofficial or http://taake.svartekunst.no/
The official video for the track “Nordbundet” from the TAAKE album “Noregs Vaapen” can be seen at  http://youtu.be/OAIIbnrYC7Q
Stockholm (Sweden) - Melodic Doom/Death Metal Unit SOLILOQUIUM will release their highly anticipated sophomore full-length CONTEMPLATIONS June 1 on Chicago's Transcending Records. Get an advance fix with Decibel's  premiere of album track "Catharsis" at decibelmagazine.com/2018/04/10/track-premiere-soliloquium-catharsis/
The "Catharsis" digital single is available on all major digital platforms, including Bandcamp. As Decibel Magazine so aptly stated, "if 'Catharsis,' the first taste we have of Contemplations, is any indicator, the album will be the Swedish trio's best release yet."
Contemplations was once again produced by Mike Watts (Sleepwalkers, Terminus), who also handles the drums and electronics this time around.
As for the sound of Contemplations generally, expect a more varied, less standard death/doom metal offering from SOLILOQUIUM. Don't worry though. The Stockholm darkness will still be highly present. Fill the void of the KATATONIA hiatus! 
Track List:
1. Chains
2. Catharsis
3. Streetlights
4. Unfulfilling Prophecy
5. 22
6. For the Accursed
7. In Affect
8. Wanderlust
BIO
SOLILOQUIUM is a three-piece melodic doom/death metal band from Stockholm, Sweden featuring members of Desolator and Ending Quest. The band began in 2011 and have released 3 EPs (When Silence Grows Venomous, The Concept Of Escape, and A Night Of Burdens), which were all released as Absence through Transcending Records, and full length An Empty Frame (Transcending Records, 2016). Their music draws clear influence from old school doom metal bands such as KATATONIA, ANATHEMA, PARADISE LOST, and OCTOBER TIDE.
LINE-UP
Stefan Nordström - Guitars/Vocals
Jonas Bergkvist - Bass
Mike Watts - Drums/Electronics (Studio Only)
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Black metal band VARMIA unveil their sophomore album, “W CIELE NIE”, in its entirety ahead of its release via Pagan Records this Friday on 20 April 2018.
Listen to “W ciele nie” exclusively via Black Metal Promotion:
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Varmia favour the natural and authentic sound. That is why the new album was recorded in a makeshift studio in an old barn, while the vocals and ethnic instruments were recorded live in the forests in Warmia, a region in northern Poland. The result of this is black metal loaded with wilderness and heathen spirit.  
“W ciele nie” will bereleased in CD, digital and cassette formats. Pre-order via the label’s webstore:  http://bit.ly/2FRFCPD
VARMIA are:
Lasota - vocals, guitar, classic guitar
Ćwiara - bass, backing vocals, classic guitar
Emil - drums
Piotr - tagelharpa, goat horn, wooden tube, krivula, percussions, backing vocals
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Founded in 1988, US black/thrash/death metal band Sathanas have completed their 10th full length album and have set July 10th, 2018 as the release date for it. One of their songs, which was a part of the Transcending Obscurity Records Label Sampler, can be heard on  Bandcamp  and on  YouTube. 
SATHANAS (US) - 'NECROHYMNS'
Red LP / Autographed Box Set / CD / Merch / Digital (June 10th, 2018)
Genre - Black/Thrash/Death Metal
Release Date - July 10th, 2018
Record Label - Transcending Obscurity Records (India)
For fans of - Master, Nekromantheon, mid-period Darkthrone, Power Trip, Desaster, Destroyer 666, Arallu, Rudra, Immortal, Ravencult, Dissection
Black/thrash metal legends Sathanas return with their 10th full length album, after having tirelessly putting them all out since their inception way back in 1988. One of the most unheralded bands in history, Sathanas have only gone from strength to strength even though there's often little to no acknowledgement of their past efforts. Their latest release 'Necrohymns' should change that. It's an absolute ripper from start to finish. Their brand of black/thrash metal is without gimmicks or trends, and they merely rely on the music to get the job done. They're not recreating any sound or paying homage to a certain band. They've been doing it for 20 years and have only been perfecting their art. It's old school, perfectly tempered to dish out the best kind of riffs having a pulsating rhythm to which it's impossible to not move. It's the kind of thrash that has an inherent black metal component in it that's not only genuine, but is also effortlessly created. It's time Sathanas get their due, even if it's 20 years too late.
Line up: 
Paul Tucker - Guitar, Vocals 
Bill Davidson - Bass 
Jim Strauss - Drums 
Logo by Chris Moyen (Vader, Incantation, Coffins) 
Artwork by Adi Dechristianize (Hellish God) 
Layout and art direction by Francesco Gemelli (Mayhem, Katatonia, Towards Atlantis Lights) 
Track list: 
1. At The Left Hand Of Satan 
2. Of Wrath And Hellfire 
3. Throne Of Satan
4. Harbinger Of Death 
5. Raise The Flag Of Hell 
6. Upon The Wings Of Desecration 
7. Sacramentum
8. Witchcult
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POSTHUMAN ABOMINATION –  “TRANSCENDING EMBODIMENT”
Label: Comatose Music
Genre: Brutal Death Metal
For fans of: Suffocation | Disavowed | Skinless | Devourment
Extremity has a new face, a new name, a new definition. Pushing against the boundaries of endurance, clawing at the walls of pain - part man, part machine and all monster. From beyond the wastelands that lie at the edge of sanity...prepare to welcome Posthuman Abomination!
Posthuman Abomination may be an epithet freshly inscribed in the annals of annihilation, but this brutal death metal machine was spawned in the imaginations of men well versed in the arts of clinical cruelty. Bringing together current and ex- members of Devangelic, Fecal God, Natrium, Modus Deliciti, Pit Of Toxic Slime and Vomit The Soul, Posthuman Abomination is an elite unit of twisted, bludgeoning, blasting, technical death metal destruction. Originally formed as a long distance, collaborative studio side project, the members of Posthuman Abomination quickly realised they had summoned to life something far too potent and powerful to be given anything less than their full devotion and dedication. Their 2017 demo, Crafting Life, drew the attention of Comatose Music – one of the world’s leading labels when it comes to all things malevolent and battering. An alliance was quickly forged and now it is time to unveil the first diseased fruits of this union – Transcending Embodiment!
From the opening, title track onwards Transcending Embodiment is a full frontal assault on the senses. The guitars weave intricate razor wire patterns around your body, neatly and effectively dissecting the flesh while the bass and drums pound your bones to dust. Vocalist Lorenzo Orrù adds the final terrifying touch with his bestial roars and intimidating intonations, completing a sound spawned in nightmares.
There is something coldly alien in the way that Posthuman Abomination efficiently unleash total destruction – like a swarm of soulless medical droids gone mad, unemotionally dismantling the human form, rebuilding their creators into hideous parodies of human life...creating a posthuman abomination!
Line-up:
Max Santarelli - Guitars
Lorenzo Orrù - Vocals
Marco Coghe – Drums
Andrea Pillitu – Bass
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DEMONIC OBEDIENCE – “FATALISTIC UPRISAL OF ABHORRENT CREATION”
Genre: Death Metal
Label: Satanath Records/Sevared Records
Demonic Obedience started as a one man band which rose from the ashes of Deceptive Incarnation. Founded by George Ntavelas and George Seremetis in early 2013 under the name of ''The Deepest'', the band's future was destined to change, in a short period of time, from progressive Death Metal into an old school Death/Black Metal Beast! On August 1st, 2014, ''Morbid Supremacy of Evil',' their debut full-length, was released through Azermedoth Records (Mexico). In the next months Ntavelas was working already on new material for the band's sophomore album called ‘’Nocturnal Hymns to the Fallen’’, a more brutal and dark record which was released by Satanath Records (Russia). By the end of 2016, Kruxator (vocals) and Mark Stormwhipper (bass) joined the band and new tracks were written and recorded for the third album, ‘’Fatalistic Uprisal of Abhorrent Creation’’, a bestial album straight from the depths of Hell.
Demonic Obedience:
Kruxator - Vocals
George Ntavelas – Guitars
Mark Stormwhipper - Bass
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Italian Dark Metallers SELVANS have confirmed that they have finished recording their second full-length studio album which will be titled "FAUNALIA".
Haruspex, the mastermind behind SELVANS,  had this to say about the album:
"Ladies and gentlemen, I’m glad to inform you that the recording sessions of our second album “Faunalia” have finally ended! 'Faunalia' is the result of three years of hard work on our creature. We have improved some aspects of our sound and we have had the pleasure to collaborate with some italian Artists we strongly respect whose names will be revelead in due time... 
This work represent an evolution of our sound and visual concept with a dark romantic approach to the typical Italian sounds, giving new impetus to Selvans identity.


 
There are only a few steps left, then the album will be ready to be released via Avantgarde Music by the end of 2018.  But... let us tell the most impatient of you that we are going to play some new stuff during the upcoming ‘Hirpi European Tour’.


  
The Haruspex"  Routing for the headlning tour, which takes its title "Hirpi" from  SELVANS' 2017 live album,  is as follows:
10 May: Titty Twister, Parma (IT)
11 May:  Concilia Nocturna, Aarburg (CH)
12 May:  Farářova Sluj, Mladá Boleslav (CZ)
13 May:  Rudeboy, Bielsko-Biała (PL)
15 May:  Tartaros, Banská Bystrica (SK)
16 May:  Dongó, Győr (HU)
17 May:  Melodka, Brno (CZ)
18 May:  S8 Underground, Budapest (HU)
19 May:  Weberknecht, Wien (AT)
SELVANS was formed by frontman Haruspex after the demise of Italy's legendary DRAUGR.  With SELVANS, Haruspex's idea was to  breathe new life into  the rich and varied customs, mysticism and folklore that were left behind by the plethora of ethnic  inhabitants that populated Italy throughout the ages.  Combined with  SELVANS' music and lyrics, Haruspex's use of  aesthetics has created a band which,  visually, and, very importantly, emotively, brings back to life those long-lost eras.   And this is something that is not limited to SELVANS' studio output, but is vividly re-created on stage, as fans will be able to see for themselves on the upcoming tour.
Live footage filmed during the recording of "Faunalia", as well as the studio photos below can be found on the band's Facebook page at
https://www.facebook.com/templeofselvans
More information about SELVANS can be found on the band's Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/templeofselvans or on their website at http://www.templeofselvans.com/
A special video,  which was made as a tribute to the band's late drummer Jonny,  for the track "Lupercale" from "Clangores Plenilunio",  can be seen at
https://youtu.be/AJDfmpYFa4Q
A video of SELVANS live at Menuo Juodaragis can be seen at https://youtu.be/DBmR4sEKHvU
RICHTHAMMER – „ ASCHELAND“
Death metal collective Richthammer first came together in 2009 in Waidhofen/Ybbs, Austria. 
Following their participation in various competitions, one of which they won, the band recorded their first demo, "Gematert Geschunden Verheert“ in 2012 at Fast Forward Studios, Vienna. Following the release, Richthammer have performed at some of Austria's top venues including Europe’s largest free Music Festival, Donauinselfest. They have also supported other large acts such as Tyr and Moonsorrow. In 2015 the band made radical changes to its line up, style and image. 
The now four-piece band has been working since 2016 on their conceptalbum "Ascheland“ which is set for release under producer Jay Hundert on his Studio Hundert label in March 2018.   
Band line-up 
Florian Fangmeyer (Vocals / Guitar)
Manuel Schumach (Guitar)
Patrick Steinmassl (Bass)
Thomas „Hombo“ Kohlnberger (Drums) 
Arranger: Richthammer and Jay Hundert 
Produced, Mixed and Mastered by Jay Hundert at Studio Hundert
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Dear Friends in the Press and Media worldwide - Sentient Ruin and Argento Records are proud to finally issue the vinyl and tape release of French black metal abomination NOVAE MILITIAE'S 2017 sophomore album GASH’KHALAH originally released on CD by Goathorned Prods. The monstrous Gatefold 2LP and limited edition cassette tape (SR only) are now available for purchase on our store and Bandcamp, as well as on Argento's
Evil, blasphemous, hideous, and utterly horrific, on their sophomore LP this mysterious French black metal entity summon total armageddon. In strict adherence to France's infamous tradition of birthing the most heinous and fucked black metal imaginable, Gash’khalah does not disappoint, spewing forth a wretched swarm of otherworldly aural annihilation that engulfs the listener like a blaze. In an attempt to harness complete and unadulterated ruin, on Gash’khalah Novae Militiae meticulously unravel almost an hour of vile and blasphemous sonic trauma that paints a picture of absolutely daunting horror. Through a sapient and unorthodox interweaving of unsettling atmospheres, deviant religious commentary, warped and disorienting instrumental passages, and an absolutely crushing delivery, Gash’khalah's hideous silhouette takes shape through the same realms of ruin and torment that have birthed masterpieces by other similar French black metal aberrations like Aosoth, Deathspell Omega, Antaeus, etc.
Thank you as always for your support and attention given to our release(s). Sincerely,  Sentient Ruin.
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Heute habe ich echt keinen wirklichen Bock Euch hier groß was vorzulagern .Nen verdammt arbeitsreiche Woche + Wochenende liegt hinter einem .Für ein paar aktuelle Updates hat es aber trotzdem noch gereicht .Checkt die Sachen mal an :
MASSIVE ASSAULT – „MORTAR“
PENTHOS – „ LIFELESS HAZE“ ( TAPE - EP )
ISRATHOUM - “CHANNELING DEATH AND DEVIL”  HAMMER
VYRE – “ WELTFORMEL”
Eine ferne Zukunft in einer fernen Galaxie... Nachdem KG Cypher, Hedrykk und Zyan ihr altes Schiff EIS aufgrund zerrüttender Anomalien innerhalb der Besatzung verlassen hatten, wurde VYRE ins Leben gerufen. Tmax besetzte schnell die Niederfrequenz-Kanone und noch mit EIS' Marlek am Schlagzeug nahm VYRE ein Demo auf, das zu einem Vertrag mit Supreme Chaos Records führte. Noch während der Verhandlungen nutzte Marlek die Luftschleuse, um das Schiff zu verlassen, und wurde durch die bionische Rhythmusmaschine Android ersetzt. Belebt durch diese Veränderungen vertiefte sich die Crew in einen aufwendigen Kompositionsprozess, um die Tristesse von Weltraumreisen mit einer Geschichte zu verschmelzen, die derart epischen Ausmaßes ist, dass sie wie die besten Science Fiction-Erzählungen in zwei Teilen erzählt werden muss.
Diese beiden Teile von „The Initial Frontier“ erblickten 2013/2014 die Dunkelheit des Universums.
Nachdem „The Initial Frontier“ Pt. 1 und Pt. 2 begeistertes Feedback erhielten, haben sie sich für ihr drittes Werk mehr Zeit genommen. Über drei Jahre hat das Erschaffen der „Weltenformel“ gedauert, welche gleichzeitig einen neuen Schritt in der Entwicklung der Bielefelder Sci-Fi-Metaller bedeutet. Und bereits ein Blick ins Line-up zeigt, dass von VYRE erneut Großtaten, musikalisch wie lyrisch, zu erwarten sind.
Ein Pflichtkauf für Anhänger von anspruchsvollen und unzeitgemäßen Klängen wie denen von ARCTURUS, ULVER, MANES oder DHG.
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Die Thüringer Death Metaller DESERTED FEAR veröffentlichen ein 7 Inch Vinyl mit den Bonus Tracks ihres aktuellen Album „Dead Shores Rising“!
Die Band dazu:
„Viele Vinylfreunde fanden es doof, dass es die beiden Bonustracks des DEAD SHORES RISING Digis damals nicht mit auf das Vinyl geschafft haben, auch digital sind diese nicht erhältlich. Deshalb haben wir uns also entschlossen eine limitierte 500er Auflage 7 Inches selbst zu produzieren und für das Cover hat uns kein geringerer als Mark Riddick ein fettes Artwork gezeichnet! Ein passendes T-Shirt gibt es auch dazu und natürlich setzen wir uns wieder hin und handnummerieren die Vinyls alle. :-)“
Seite A: A Morbid Vision
Seite B: The Path Of Sorrow (feat. Tomas Lindberg - At The Gates)
Jetzt bestellen!
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Außerdem gibt es das neue Tourshirt mit allen 2018er Dates, wer es auf dem Konzert versäumt oder keins mehr abbekommt, kann sich im Shop noch eins ergattern!
Hier gehts zum Tourshirt!
   http://www.desertedfear.de/index.php/shop/product/view/10/71
DESERTED FEAR Live:
30.04.2018 - Landshut - Alte Kaserne
04.05.2018 - Wien (AT) - Escape
05.05.2018 - Trofaiach (AT) - Feel The Noise Fest
26.05.2018 - Visbek - ...Rockt Open Air
30.06.2018 - Gardelegen - Metal Frenzy
21.07.2018 - Weil am Rhein - Baden in Blut
02.08.2018 - Wacken
10.08.2018 - Schlotheim - Party.San Metal Open Air
24.08.2018 - Wörrstadt - Neuborn Open Air
02.-03.11.2018 - Weißenhäuser Strand - Metal Hammer Paradise
21.12.2018 - Oberhausen - Turbinenhalle
22.12.2018 - Osnabrück - Hyde Park
27.12.2018 - Andernach - JUZ Live Club
28.12.2018 - Stuttgart - LKA Longhorn
29.12.2018 - Leipzig - Haus Auensee
https://www.facebook.com/desertedfear/     https://www.desertedfear.de
Das Billing ist komplett . Fans heute kommen mit einer dicken Ladung gleich drei Undergroundbands zum Billing des 2018er Billing des PARTY.SAN METAL OPEN AIRS. Wir sind uns sicher, dass einige von Euch diese Perlen schon kennen, der andere Teil muss diese Truppen einfach kennenlernen. Das Ticket zum Festival gibt es hier: www.cudgel.de
Mit GRAVEYARD kehrt die konstanteste und in der Szene bekannteste Death-Metal-Band Spaniens zum Party.San zurück! Soeben hat das Dampfwalzen-Quintett mit „Back To The Mausoleum“ eine neue EP veröffentlicht, mit der sie den Beweis antritt, in vollem Saft zu stehen. Ein neues Album ist ebenfalls in der Mache. Auf Tonträger und auf der Bühne gilt: Hier regiert echter Todesstahl der alten Schule!
Ein echter Gourmet-Genuss für Insider des Undergrounds: RAZORRAPE aus der südschwedischen Stadt Malmö existieren bereits seit über 10 Jahren und blicken auf eine Historie von vier Longplayern zurück! Außerhalb ihrer Landesgrenzen fand die Truppe, die exakt auf halber Strecke zwischen Death Metal und Grindcore agiert, in all den Jahren kaum statt. Das soll sich jetzt ändern. Achtung, es wird arg derb!
Brutal Death Metal, Hardcore, Gore und Sickness: Aus Baden-Württemberg trieft eine eitrige Schlammlawine in Richtung Thüringen. GUTRECTOMY ballern Songs mit geschmackvollen Titeln wie „Flatulence Violence“, hat da noch jemand noch Fragen? Da fällt uns ein: Vergesst nicht, frische Unterwäsche einzupacken!
http://www.party-san.de
„ZWISCHENWELT“ lautet der Titel des neuen PENTARIUM-Albums und verbindet die  bisherigen Schaffensweisen der Band auf eindrucksvolle Weise. Das Album zeigt, dass die  Hessen bereit für den nächsten Schritt sind. Kaum eine andere Band schafft es derzeit, so  eigenständig aufzutrumpfen wie PENTARIUM. Düstere Texte, die mit Sozialkritik nicht  sparen sowie ein druckvoller Stil, der sich aus Elementen des Melodic Death und der NDH  zusammen setzt, bilden das Fundament dieses Sextetts. 
PENTARIUM knüpfen mit „Zwischenweltì“an ihr in der Presse hochgelobtes Werk  „Schwarzmaler“ an. Erneut ist Thorsten Baus (Steelwise Studios) für die Produktion 
zuständig und auch in Sachen Artwork setzt man mit Björn Ossenbühl aka „Ilskar Art" auf  Bewährtes. Dennoch ist dieses Album als eine konsequente Weiterentwicklung zu sehen,  denn die „Zwischenwelt“ birgt viele Geheimnisse, die sich lohnen, entdeckt zu werden.
Stilsicher punkten PENTARIUM auf „Zwischenwelt“ mit neu aufgenommenen Songs aus der  Anfangsphase sowie mit brandneuen Tracks, die sich nicht nur um den Schriftsteller H.P.  Lovecraft, sondern auch um zeitgenössische Themen wie häusliche Gewalt, Depressionen und Demenz drehen. Ihre Lieder erzählen Geschichten, in denen immer ein kleiner Funken
Hoffnung versucht, die Düsternis zu erhellen. Sänger Carsten Linhs und Gitarrist Florian Jahn schaffen das Grundgerüst, Schritt für Schritt entstehen im Zusammenspiel aller Bandmitglieder die fertigen Songs. Mal mit unbändiger Urgewalt, dann wieder zerbrechlich, PENTARIUM zeigen uns die Welt, wie sie wirklich ist. 
https://www.facebook.com/Pentarium/
Die italienischen Post-Apokalyptischen Thrasher REVOLUTIO haben die ersten Details zu ihrem zweiten Studioalbum veröffentlicht. Das neue Werk wird den Titel “VAGRANT” tragen und im Herbst 2018 via Inverse Records erscheinen.
Die Musik von Revolutio ist eine Evolution von Thrash / Groove Metal mit introspektiven und post-apokalyptischen Themen, die den Versager der Moderne und die Geburt eines neuen Zeitalters des Menschen beschreiben.
Bereits jetzt könnt ihr das Cover zu “Vagrant” von Mayhem Project Design sowie ein Studio-Report sehen: 
https://youtu.be/Uq-3BxBiyrs
REVOLUTIO:
Maurizio Di Timoteo – vocals, rhythm guitars
Luca Barbieri – lead guitars
Francesco Querzé – bass
Davide Pulito – drums
www.facebook.com/RevolutioBand     www.youtube.com/revolutioband     http://www.facebook.com/inverserecords 
Die französische Band FREITOT hat heute ihr neues Video exklusiv über METAL HAMMER veröffentlicht. Hier entlang: https://www.metal-hammer.de/freitot-exklusive-lyricvideopremiere-von-mission-1043897/
Der Song Mission stammt vom schon bald erscheinenden (11.5.), selbstbetitelten Album.
Über Freitot ,freut Euch auf eine absolute Death-Metal-Vollbedienung von der französischen Allstar-Truppe FREITOT.
Und bevor Fragen aufkommen: Ja, die Band schreibt sich so. Blut Aus Nord heißen ja auch Blut Aus Nord 
Hinter FREITOT stecken die Szenerecken Etienne Sarthou (AqME, dr./g.), Arno Strobl (Carnival In Coal, v.) und Fabien Desgardins (Benightes, g.), die hier ihre immense Liebe für klassischen schwedischen Death Metal ausleben.
"Freitot" wildert hemmungslos und mit Tonnen von Herzblut in den Hochzeiten dieser Szene und lässt selige Erinnerungen an Frühwerke von Entombed, Dismember, Edge Of Sanity & Co. aufkommen: knusprige Riffs, schädelspaltende Leads und ein Rhythmus, bei dem man mit muss!
www.facebook.com/freitot
Gordeon Music  Zelterstraße 8  10439 Berlin  Germany
Die bayerischen Black Metaller SCHRAT werden in Kürze ihr neues Album „ALPTRAUMGÄNGER“ via Folter Records veröffentlichen. Nachdem mit den letzten beiden Alben und der „Artefakt“-EP das Interesse an der Band enorm gewachsen ist, ist die Neugierde auf etwas Hörbares enorm angestiegen – nun haben SCHRAT ein Video zum Titeltrack „Alptraumgänger“ veröffentlicht, das hier zu finden ist:  https://youtu.be/G_0KdV6yUH8
Folter Records Homepage
SCHRAT auf Facebook
Viele Grüße, Jan & Metal Promotions   Metal Promotions
www.metal-promotions.de
COR SCORPII ANNOUNCE DETAILS OF UPCOMING SOPHOMORE FULL-LENGTH ALBUM:  Fans of the Norwegian Extreme Melodic  genre in general, and of COR SCORPII in particular, have waited eight long years for the follow up to the band's debut album "Monument", and now, at last, the long wait is over with the band set to release their sophomore full-length "RUIN" on the 15th June on Dark Essence Records.
The result of a lengthy, and at times arduous, song writing process, "Ruin" draws its inspiration from classical music, folk melodies and the soundscapes of Nordic extreme metal.  Revealing the hidden talents that can be found amongst its members, COR SCORPII have, on "Ruin",  made use of instruments that are unusual for a metal band, such as the accordion and mandolin. 
Recorded at various locations over a period of three years, "Ruin" was mixed by Børge Finstad in his Toproom Studio, and mastered by Tom Kvålsvoll at his Kvalsonic Lab. Seamlessly blending epic, soaring melodies, with the harshness of extreme metal, "Ruin" includes  guest appearances by the classical singer Annika Beinnes, as well as Mats Lerberg (I SWEAR DAMNATION, ex-FUNERAL) who lend their considerable vocal talents to three tracks each.  
With artwork by Novans V. Adikresna of the Marnov Studio, tracklisting on "Ruin" is as follows:
1. Svart Blod (Hovmod star for fall)
2. Hjarteorm
3. Skuggevandrar
4. Fotefar
5. Helveteskap
6. Ri di Mare
7. Ærelaus
8. Siste Dans
Founded in 2004 as an offshoot of the legendary WINDIR, COR SCORPII's lineup of Gaute Refsnes on keyboards, Inge Jonny Lomheim on  bass guitars, accordion and programming, Ole M. Nordsve on drums, Rune Sjøthun on  rhythm guitars, mandolin and programming, and Thomas S. Øvstedal  on vocals,  recently welcomed a new arrival into its ranks in the shape of Erlend Nybø  on lead guitars.  
"Ruin" will be released in CD, Double LP and Digital formats and is now available to pre-order from:
CD & Vinyl:
 https://www.darkessencerecords.no/webshop/
All formats:  https://corscorpii.bandcamp.com
US Webshop:  https://darkessence.aisamerch.com/
More information about COR SCORPII can be found on the band's Facebook page at
 https://www.facebook.com/officialcorscorpii/
A video of COR SCORPII performing the track "Oske og innsikt" from the album "Monument" can be seen at  https://youtu.be/opnCrZvVLtE
WAIL – “WISDOM THROUGH AGONY INTO ILLUMINATION AND LUNACY VOL. II “
Label: Triumphant Transgressions
Genre: Eclectic Doom/Black Metal
The album's main idea builds on a seeming dualism, on a representation of how the concept of W.A.I.L. includes a whole scale of both negative and positive aspects. Instead of making a strict distinction between the two - for example stating that good and evil are independent and stand-alone entities – They try to show how everything is interconnected. The dualistic illusiveness springs to life from their mind's attempt to make sense of All; in other words, a lot depends on which side of the coin they're looking at, or which aspect of their name they're representing at a given time. Things that appear contradictory and entirely different are, in the end, just the flip sides of the same coin, and therefore parts of a big oneness, which reveals itself through all seeming disparities.
This oneness, in other words the concept of W.A.I.L, only manifests itself, and we then qualitatively evaluate this radiance of energies from their own viewpoints. The album's concept celebrates both the negative and positive aspects - and everything between them in their purest archetypal forms, as they haven't been processed through the ego filter which man starts to build from his birth. In other words, the album's concept studies the notion of oneness, the connections of polarities in a huge labyrinth, and aspires to dive under the surface of these so-called opposites where a thicker depth opens. They pursue a wider understanding of the heart-core, of the purest primary condition, that pumps beyond the deep ocean and also, paradoxically, in its midst.
Their work therefore also reflects man itself; it is organic and paradoxical, a radiating comprehensive being, the distinct rays and energies of which can only be classified, for example, as occultistically or politically charged. This doesn't mean, however, that disparity (of any kind) couldn't be found at least on the surface level or that the manifestations of energies in the matter couldn't under any circumstance be qualitatively classified and/or put into their own places. Even though all the rays emanate from the same core, many of them shine brighter than the others. While the former reach over mountains and forests, the latter remain at the murky and muddy bottom of deep seas. The radiance of some of the rays, on the other hand, is completely invisible or incomprehensible to us, but they all fulfill their own meaning and paradigm. Every thing different, every thing of different value. This full-length strives to reach a more veritable platform that fathoms the spirit and doesn't stop at its own individual trivialities but instead continues to be ever-moving and incessant, dictated by the cosmic laws. It's an attempt to discover our transcendental self which is not, however, separate from us; it's an attempt to be one with the absolute.
Line-up:
A.E. - Guitars, vocals 
S.F. - Drums, percussions, bass, additional solo guitars, kantele, recorder, didgeridoo, synthesizer, grand piano 
J.I. - Bass, recording, mixing, mastering 
P.R. - Main vocals 
L.L. - Violin 
Main vocals on "Absolute" and all vocals on "Reawakening" by A.E.
Cover drawing by BadNewsBrown.
https://wisdomthroughagonyintoilluminationandlunacy.bandcamp.com/album/wisdom-through-agony-into-illumination-and-lunacy-vol-ii
THE SPLENDID INIQUITY, the fierce debut album from U.S. Swede Death Worshipers  ANGEROT, is out now on Black Market Metal Label. The album can be streamed in its entirety at the following link:  youtu.be/QjWQTyCzoPw
Purchase The Splendid Iniquity:
CD -  blackmarketmetallabel.bigcartel.com/product/angerot-the-splendid-iniquity
Vinyl LP -   angerot.bandcamp.com/merch
"The Splendid Iniquity" official video:  youtu.be/XTRFmnMe-c0
Featuring a cast of seasoned veterans who share roots that reach back to the very beginnings of the Death Metal Movement, ANGEROT are more than a nod to early Swedish Death Metal, they are pure Swede Death Worship. Recorded with Eddie G at Underground Studios, mixed by Tomas Skogsberg (Entombed, Dismember, Carnage, Grave, At the Gates) at Sunlight Studios and mastered by Brad Boatright at AudioSeige, The Splendid Iniquity is a savage 40 minute sonic assault of 90's Earache Records-era buzzsaw on your ear drums.  
The album boasts guest appearances by some of the greatest names in Death Metal; LG Petrov (Entombed, Entombed AD, Firespawn), James Murphy (Death, Cancer, Disincarnate, Obituary, Testament ), making The Splendid Iniquity an absolute must-listen for any fan of 90s Death Metal. 
facebook.com/Angerot      blackmarketmetal.net    facebook.com/blackmarketmetal 
INFERNÖ Records is proud to announce the time has come for us to re-release JENNER's debut album "TO LIVE IS TO SUFFER" on a limited VINYL edition !
Limited to 300 copies, you'll have the choice between regular BLACK wax (200 copies) and ORANGE wax (100 copies) !
This edition comes with a full-colored insert including lyrics, pics... etc....
You can PRE-ORDER your copy NOW ! Release date is set for JUNE 30th 2018 !
Genre: Speed - Thrash Metal
Format: Vinyl
Origin: Serbia
Release date: June 30th, 2018
JENNER are:
Marija Dragićev - Drums
Aleksandra Stamenković - Guitars
Anđelina Mitić  Vocals
Nevena Ilić – Bass
Biography
JENNER is the only all female speed/thrash metal band in Serbia. The band was formed in December 2013 by sisters Alexandra (guitar) and Marija (drums) with the goal of following their influences Judas Priest, Warlock, Grim Reaper... Their friends Andjelina (vocals) and Jana (bass) joined the band and they started covering their favourite songs of bands that are already mentioned.
After spending more time together and acquiring Alexandra, they took on a more ferocious and faster sound in the likes of Anthrax, Overkill, Exodus, Agent Steel... After a year of work, Jana were replaced by their current bassist, Mina and girls immediately started working on their own songs. Soon, they released Demo 2015, for the further band promotion and submission to Serbian famous Guitar festival in Zajecar which contained two songs, "Hear the Thunder Roar" and "On the Judgement Day" uploaded only on JENNER's official Youtube channel.
The audience in Serbia and even in other countries loved the demo, so they begun working on the debut album. Marija were on a maternity leave for a year, so their good friend Selena Simic (Nemesis, Goatmare and the Hellspades) helped them with some gigs and finishing  their debut album "To Live Is To Suffer", soon to be released by french label, Infernö Records.
Influences: Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Accept, Warlock, Grim Reaper, Anthrax, Overkill, Testament, Exodus, Agent Steel, Heathen, Metallica, Megadeth (early) among others.
Band contact:
  Bandcamp
Youtube Channel:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCk4_Ro5aIHY6pAocGCh1WpQ?feature=watch
www.facebook.com/InfernoRecs     www.inferno-records.net 
 Members of Ravencult, Embrace of Thorns and Dephosphorus have impressed critics all over with their full length release titled 'Flesh Torn - Spirit Pierced'. In another stellar premiere over at the respected site  Heavy Blog Is Heavy , writer Jonathan Adams wrote this about their music -
"It’s a full, fast, complete package of black metal extremity, and is an incredibly enjoyable listen from start to finish... Their debut record is excellent, and this track exemplifies everything the album does right."
NIGREDO (GREECE) - 'FLESH TORN - SPIRIT PIERCED' 
Silver-embossed Box Set / Digipak CD / Merch / Digital (April 15th, 2018)
Genre - Black Metal
Release Date - April 15th, 2018
Record Label - Transcending Obscurity Records
For fans of - Bolzer, Norse, Deathspell Omega, Svartidaudi, Blut aus Nord, The Furor, Impiety
From members of reputed bands like Ravencult, Embrace of Thorns and Dephosphorus, we have Nigredo from Greece changing the way we look at black metal. Whilst maintaining the rawness and intensity, they're deftly incorporating elements of death and thrash metal and mangling them to suit their dark aesthetic. There's integrity and at the same time a forward-thinking approach not too unlike Bolzer or Norse, but their grit remains predominant. Their structures are unpredictable but that's only because their momentum is relentless. There is a headrush listening to 'Flesh Torn - Spirit Pierced', which is easily one of the most resolute as well as daring albums this style has seen in recent times.
Line up: 
Vocals, Guitars, Bass - A. (Ravencult)
Drums - Maelstrom (Dephosphorus, Embrace of Thorns, ex-Ravencult)
Painting by Jean Francois Bouron 
Layout by Remedy Art Design 
Track list: 
1. Ten Repellent Antiforces
2. Necrolatry 
3. Choronzon Possession 
4. Mental Glimpses At Cosmic Horrors 
5. Saturnian Death Cult 
6. Sons Of Worthelessness 
7. Towards The Monolith 
8. Raging Tides Of Time 
Official Bandcamp
Transcending Obscurity Official Site
Transcending Obscurity Records Facebook
Official Nigredo Facebook
Official Transcending Obscurity YouTube Channel
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HUMAN CULL – “ REVENANT “
Origin: Exeter (UK)
Genre: Grindcore, Death Metal
FFO: Assück, Nasum, Napalm Death, Rotten Sound, Gadget, Suffocation, Cattle Decapitation...
WEB:
 Facebook    Bandcamp
Members:
Sam - Vocals/Drums
Luke - Bass
Edd - Vocals/Guitar
HUMAN CULL unleash 'Revenant', this will be the UK Grind trio's second full length after 2014s blast exodus 'Stillborn Nation'.
On 'Revenant' HUMAN CULL push their already frantic crust-tinged blast-heavy grind of the last release into overdrive, featuring a huge production from Will Blackmon (Gadget, The Arson Project) and furious instrumental performances running in the style of 'FETO' era Napalm Death or 'Human 2.0' Nasum.
Songs run between monstrous fleet-fingered trem picking blast-fests to open riffing frantic d-beats but rarely drop below FAST. Lyrics are primarily about totalitarianism, following the thematic setting of an imagined medieval cyber punk future. Think of the cover of Anticapital and imagine living there, feelings of monochrome horror and anxiety blend with commentary on modern stupidity, terrorism and propaganda.
Performances are tightly controlled throughout 'Revenant' , layered chainsaw guitars and growling bass underpinned by clean and audible drums could almost be called clinical if it weren't for the organic songwriting and gritty textures of call and response twin throat-wrenching vocals and crumbling valve-based distortion.
The band display clear death metal and crust influences here, and this is certainly the closest to death metal their sound has come. Strong tones from the likes of Unleashed, the ever present Swedeath classics like Entombed and Obituary are found rubbing shoulders with the angular notes of Discordance Axis and Doom, flowing together in one gribbly monstrosity of a release.
This album is the most polished example of contemporary grind from these veterans of the UK scene.
Discography:
'Split Second Extinction' (2012),
Split EP with Homolka (2012),
'This Septic Isle' Split EP with Oblivionized (2013), WOOAAARGH
'Stillborn Nation' (2014), WOOAAARGH
'The Persecuting Society' (2015), WOOAAARGH
'Revenant' (2018), WOOAAARGH
Pre-order LP/CD/MC/Digital  www.wooaaargh.com/humancull     www.humancull.bandcamp.com/album/revenant
'Harnessing Atrocity'   https://youtu.be/6sPMnHPz1PE
'Blood'   https://youtu.be/i-mlBZ_tClY
SÂMBĂTA MORȚILOR – “SÂMBĂTA MORȚILOR II”
Genre: Progressive Black/Death Metal
Record label: Sepulchral Silence (digital music distribution)
Biography:
Sâmbăta Morților were formed in 2014 near the city of Ploiești, Romania, by Mihai Iorgu. In the spring of the same year, the self-titled three track EP, "Sâmbăta Morților", was recorded. Mixed and mastered almost two years later, it was released on March 21, 2016 digitally and later released on a limited number of 30 CDs. The next year, on October 15th, 2017, the band released the second EP entitled "Sâmbăta Morților II" which contains four tracks and the songs from the first EP as bonus.
The name of the band is a reference to a Christian-Orthodox feast related to the remembering of the dead. Some of the lyrical themes that were addressed by the band are depression, suicide, death, pain, pessimism, insanity, life and fate.  The instrumental tracks "Immortal Thoughts" in the first EP and "Mortal Thoughts" in the second EP contain ideas or themes which cannot be expressed by lyrics.
These tracks were recorded without any cost and can be found free of charge on hosting sites like BandCamp. The guitars, bass and vocals are home recorded and the keyboards and drums are simulated on a computer. Currently the band is working on their next LP, which will be released at the end of the year. The band is also planning some live performances.
Releases:
Sâmbăta Morților (EP - 2016)
1. "Demon of Depression" - 03:10
2. "Apocryphal Reality" - 03:09
3. "Immortal Thoughts" - 03:23
Sâmbăta Morților II (EP - 2017)
Release date: October 15,
1. "Pendulum of Madness" - 03:54
2. "Lost" - 03:14
3. "Endless Seeking" - 04:38
4. "Mortal Thoughts" - 03:40
5. "Demon of Depression" (bonus track) - 03:10
6. "Apocryphal Reality" (bonus track) - 03:09
7. "Immortal Thoughts" (bonus track) - 03:23
Line-up:
Mihai Iorgu - composer, lyricist, vocals, bass, guitars, programming;
Ionuț Nedelcu - guitars (recording session);
Marcel Coman - guitars (recording session);
Facebook:   https://www.facebook.com/sambatamortilor
Bandcamp: 
  https://sambatamortilor.bandcamp.com
Youtube:
  https://goo.gl/uPYgcZ
Romanian Progressive Technical Death Metal act SPECTRAL release a new single from their recently released debut album, NEURAL CORRELATES OF HATE, the track Ashes to Dust now available for streaming here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cSnO773AZmg
The band's first opus was released March 12th in collaboration with Loud Rage Music and is already making big waves among fans of Technical Progressive Death Metal and specialized media outlets.
Neural Correlates of Hate is now available for orders here:
jewel-case CD:
 http://shop.loudragemusic.com/spectral-neural-correlates-of-hate
digital:  http://www.spectralmetal.ro/#/merch
The album was recorded in the following formula: 
Andrei Calmuc (vocals - CodeRed, ex Indian Fall) 
Ciprian Martin (guitars and bass) 
Romain Goulon (Benighted, ex Necrophagist, Disavowed) 
Also 3 guest solos were recorded: 2 by guitar virtuoso Christian Muenzner (Alkaloid, Eternity's End, Spawn of Possession, ex Necrophagist, Defeated Sanity) and one by Calin Paraschiv (Pestilence, Necrovile, Clitgore). The cover artwork is signed by the one and only Costin Chioreanu (Twilight13media studio).
Spectral     https://www.facebook.com/SpectralOfficial     https://spectral-official.bandcamp.com/     https://www.youtube.com/user/SpectralOfficialRo
Loud Rage Music   www.loudragemusic.com   loudragemusic.bandcamp.com
On May 25th 2018, Italian psychedelic ritual sludge masters NIBIRU will release a remastered version of their legendary second studio album, “NETRAYONI”, via Argonauta Records.
Originally released in 2014, “Netrayoni” earned NIBIRU their reputation as one of the most exciting bands in psychedelic ritualistic music scene.
 “So… Paging Julian Cope, we’ve got your new favourite album right here! Heck, the druiddude probably know about this already, if he knows ANYTHING about psychonautic fantasias. However, we haven’t read or heard much at all about this band anywhere,
really, but if they keep it up we predict they’ll develop quite a cult following for themselves, this is the sort of spaced out, improv-damaged, heavier-than-thou ritual we know you all love, we do!!”. Roadburn.com (Album of the day)
 Frontman Ardat comments: "Every single track was played and recorded in altered state of consciousness. Nothing was planned and the entire recording process was performed by improvising and starting from one single note. ‘Netrayoni’ is an unrepeatable and almost unrealistic album to be played live. I mean, the songs could be reproduced as they were born with a bit of commitment, but that was a moment of profound and alienating empathy, pure energy in constant evolution. In my opinion, we are talking about the artistic peak of Nibiru. ‘Netrayoni’ is the flawless representation of our coherence at maximum level, the perfect transposition of our ideals in music."
The album will be available as 2CD with a brand new artwork created by NIBIRU’s drummer LC Chertan. The tracklist will feature the song ‘Carma Geta’ as bonus track.
Track listing:
Disc 1 - Ritual I the Kaula's Circle
1. Kshanika Mukta                 
2. Apsara             
3. Sekhet Aahru            
4. Qaa-Om Sapah                  
5. Arkashani                  
Disc 2 - Ritual II Tears of Kaly
1. Kwaw-Loon    
2. Sekhmet                   
3. Celeste: Samsara Is Broken 
4. Viparita Karani                    
5. Sothis   
6. Carma Geta
Pre-order starts today, you can get your copy here  http://hyperurl.co/NibiruNetrayoni
The band's latest monster “Qaal Babalon” is now in stores via Argonauta Records.
You can catch the band live on the following dates:
Fri 25/05/2018 I Vercelli – Officine Sonore w/ MORTIIS
Sat 02/06/2018 I Bresso (MI) – Blue Rose Saloon
Thu 11/10/2018 UK London – Black Heart
Sat 02/11/2018 SK Banská Bystrica - Rock klub Tartaros
NIBIRU is:
Ardat | Guitars, Percussions and Vocals
Ri | Bass, Drones and Synthesizers
L.C. Chertan | Drums
www.nibiruritual.com     www.facebook.com/nibiruritual     https://nibiru667.bandcamp.com
Swedish melodic Death Metal pioneers AT THE GATES continue preparing their much anticipated new studio ALBUM “TO DRINK FROM THE NIGHT ITSELF” (Out May 18th, 2018 via Century Media Records) by launching its second single and video.
FIVE THE HIEROPHANT,  whose debut full length album "OVER PHLEGETHON" was released on Dark Essence Records at the end of last year, have today revealed a mew video for a second track from the album.   
The band had this to say about their new video: "Since our music is quite visual, image evoking, we have a treat for you to dispel boredom of the meantime. 'Der Geist der Stets Verneint' is 'The spirit that negates' -  Mephistopheles from 'Faust'.  He speaks to us against the backdrop of possessed avant-garde ballet scenes and experimental films of Hans Richter".
It can be seen on YouTube at
 https://youtu.be/0jXiaVE1U1I
The UK Trio of Chris on drums, temple bells, djembe, shakers and gong, Mitch on  bass and effects, and on guitars, bowed guitars, rag-dung, violin and  grand piano noise, create a soundthat mixes Psychedelic
Black Metal, Jazz, Post Metal and Ambient with theband's trademark heavy riffs,  drone-like atmospheres and ritualistic soundscapes.   
It is this ritualistic aspect that FIVE THE HIEROPHANT   bring with them during their live appearances, and fans will be able to see for themselves when the band embarks on a series of festivals and tours during 2018.
Confirmed dates so far as follows:
04 May: DesertFest, London, UK
15 June: The Black Heart, London, UK
29 June: TBA, Basel, CH
30 June:  Rock in Bourlon, Bourlon, FR
 16 Aug, Dark Bombastic Evening, Alba Iulia, RO
TBA Sept: Tour with DDENT
TBA Nov: Tour with THAW
More information about FIVE THE HIEROPHANT can be found on the band's Facebook page at
 https://www.facebook.com/fivethehierophant/
The official video for the track "Queen Over Phlegethon" from FIVE THE HIEROPHANT's 2017 album "Over Phlegethon" can be seen at https://youtu.be/ndYLCY65tW8
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/fivethehierophant/
Bandcamp:  https://five-the-hierophant.bandcamp.com
Decibel Magazine premiered an excellent track of this crushing death metal band from down under AT THIS LINK. Writer Vince Bellino claimed the band "seem determined to smash sonic barriers through sheer aggression on their new album"
You can listen to more than half the album on the Bandcamp page
 HERE
DEPRAVITY (AUSTRALIA) - 'EVIL UPHEAVAL'
Autographed Gold-embossed Box Set / CD / Merch / Digital (April 30th, 2018)
Genre - Death Metal
Release Date - April 30th, 2018
Record Label - Transcending Obscurity Records
For fans of - Immolation, Morbid Angel, The Furor, Hour of Penance, Suffocation, Ingurgitating Oblivion, Drawn and Quartered, Origin
Death metal was meant to be an assault on the senses but somewhere along the way bands started taking it easy, getting complacent. Enter Depravity from Australia. They show us how it's to be done, to play devastating death metal without straying from the genre's roots. This is what Morbid Angel should've sounded like today. There's no going back or forth. This is it. This is the fiercest expression of death metal while remaining relevant. Louis Rando (Impiety, The Furor) and his team of musicians conjure up a maelstrom of wicked death metal that lays waste to all else. Vile, twisted and deafeningly heavy, 'Evil Upheaval' is one of the most powerful albums you'll bear witness to this year. 
Mixed and mastered at Hertz Studios (Behemoth, Vader) 
Artwork by Alex Tartsus (Sinister, De Profundis) 
Line up: 
Drums - Louis Rando (Impiety, The Furor)
Guitar - Lynton Cessford (Entrails Eradicated)
Vocals - Jamie Kay (Inanimacy, ex-The Ritual Aura)
Bass - Ainsley Watkins (ex-Scourge)
Guitar - Jarrod Curly (ex-Malignant Monster)
Track list: 
1. Manic Onslaught 
2. Insanity Reality 
3. Repugnant 
4. Despondency     
5. The Great Divide 
6. Victimizer 
7. Tormented 
8. Evil Upheaval 
9. Vile Defloration 
OfficialDepravity Bandcamp
Transcending Obscurity Official Site
Transcending Obscurity Records Facebook
Official Depravity Facebook
Official Transcending Obscurity YouTube Channel

Thank you very much! Kunal Choksi
  Label owner  Transcending Obscurity Records
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Atlanta (GA) - Boris Records is proud to announce the May 8 vinyl reissue of Sealed Shut from influential Atlanta Death Dealers HAUNTING. Originally self-released by the band in a small run of cassettes in 2014, the vinyl version includes an added "Intro" track that never made it onto the original tape release. While HAUNTING is now disbanded, Scott Taysom has moved on to front CLOAK and Charlie Southern is kicking ass in SADISTIC RITUAL, VIMUR and ECTOVOID, while Blake and David are active in new projects.
Stream album track "Beyond Death" at:   youtu.be/16LEaGJlryk
HAUNTING appeared during an exciting period of maturation in the Atlanta metal scene. The band's brief existence afforded only the sole offering of Sealed Shut. Though only four songs, it stands in the forefront among a small group of other highly-esteemed records that have been released within the last 35 years or so of Atlanta's metal timeline.  
HAUNTING's very existence owes much to the once monstrously thriving warehouse and DIY scene in the city. HAUNTING is undeniably tied to its members' earliest musical endeavors in other local favorites such as the now legendary death-dealers Living Decay, hardcore punks Paradox, and the still-active thrashers Sadistic Ritual. Sealed Shut is easily recognizable as an amalgamation, intentional or not, of that fevered adolescent energy and relentless drive with which those earlier bands had enthralled, what was at the time, a fatigued local scene. They helped cultivate new young devotees in droves and reenergized a previous generation of weary metalheads.  
Track Listing
1. Intro
2. Beyond Death
3. In the Mist
4. Sealed Shut
5. Buried in Misery
Haunting is:
David Prae - Drums
Scott Taysom - Vocals, Guitar
Charlie Southern - Guitar
Blake Packard – Bass
boris-records.com/     www.facebook.com/borisrecordsatl/   www.facebook.com/HauntingOfficial/
UK’s Grindcore pioneers NAPALM DEATH released the special 2CD, 2LP and Digital Download COMPILATION “CODED SMEARS AND MORE UNCOMMON SLURS” via Century Media Records. It includes a total of 31 songs in a playing time of over 90 minutes, compiling rarities and exclusive songs spanning 2004-2016 from the whirling gene pool of noise that is NAPALM DEATH. 
INFAMY is a Black Metal band formed by Richy (Drums) and Vincent (Guitar/Vox) the both coming from Lille in France. Later Ben joined the band as bassist. In 2012 after one year of existence, the first five tracks demo tape simply entitled «Demo 2012 » is available.
Then a second of four tracks recorded live during a rehearsal came out in 2014 on cd entitled « Noises from Sewers ». A few time after Ben has unfortunately to leave the band which now evolves into duets.
The first Infamy’s album has been recorded in analog by Fog during the spring 2017 at Le Caveau studio. It contains nine tracks and is now available since February 2018.
Discography:
- Demo 2012
- Noises from sewers 2014 (Demo)
- A World on its End
All music and lyrics by Insane Ceraphin and Morbid Ebenezere
All rights reserved. INFAMY music, 2018.
INFAMY are :
Insane Ceraphin    Drums, Bass
Morbid Ebenezere    Vocals, Guitars, Bass
https://infamy3.bandcamp.com     http://thetrueinfamy.wixsite.com/infamyband
SINAYA – “MAZE OF MADNESS”
Death Metallers SINAYA from Sao Paulo, Brazil announce their new album, Maze of Madness , for August 10th, release through BRUTAL RECORDS. Sinaya is a Death Metal band founded in 2010 by Mylena Monaco in São Paulo, Brazil.
In 2013 was recorded the 1st EP named as "Obscure Raids" with 4 songs, which was well acclaimed all over the country, telling about the compositions and well-played songs.
In 2015, with a new line-up, started to work with Marcelo Pompeu (Korzus) for the upcoming album, and released its first single/video "Buried by Terror", which reached more places in Brazil, and other countries, showing their musical evolution.
In 2016, Sinaya was the support band for Exodus (EUA) at Carioca Club, they played at the new heavy metal sensation festival "Rock na Praça" in São Paulo and were invited to play at the biggest festival in Peru, Lima Metal Fest, which was part of their first south American tour, going through Argentina, Bolívia and Peru.
During their trajectory, already played with "Exodus (EUA), Master (EUA), Vader (POL), Luca Turilli's Rhapsody (ITA), Primal Fear (GER), Sadistic Intent (EUA), Hatchet (EUA), Zakk Stevens (Savatage/Circle II Circle), Ratos de Porão (SP), Claustrofobia (SP), Torture Squad (SP), John Wayne (SP), and many other names of Brazilian and international scene.
Tracklist
1. Abyss to Death
2. Alwals Pain
3. Bath of Memories
4. Buried by Terror
5. Crowd in Panic
6. Deep in the Grave
7. Infernal Sight
8. Life Against Fate
Line up
Mylena Monaco - Guitar -vocals
Renata Petrelli - Lead guitar
Cynthia Tsai - Drums
Bruna Melo – Bass
http://sinayaofficial.com/   http://brutalrecords.us/   https://brutalrecords.bandcamp.com/
SKELETAL REMAINS – release the new single "DEVOURING MORTALITY"! Only a few days to go until Californian death metal act SKELETAL REMAINS will release their forthcoming third studio album, entitled “Devouring Mortality” on April 13th, 2018 via Dark Descent Records in North America and Century Media Records for the rest of the world.
FLAMES OF GENESIS is the creative chalice in which the mysterious entity, known only as The Voyager, distils his blend of music and knowledge and threads through the elixir the quicksilver of secrets brought from beyond the farthest stars. Nameless and faceless he has arrived with his entrancing, all consuming music, offering insights to mystery and a listening experience like no other. He brings a sound, a vision, a key... Interstellar Transmigration Part I: A Bridge To Further Realms is formed of seven soundtracks to enlightenment, seven revelations woven within sonic tapestries, seven wonders to be discovered. The grand, layered, cinematic sounds enthral the listener, wrapping them in the cold embrace of space, opening the mind’s eye to sights from the very edge of the universe. Out now on Minotauro Records.
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BEYOND DETH – “ THE AGE OF DARKNESS “
Beyond Deth is the brainchild of Jon Corston who began writing for the project back in 2003. As the catalog grew it became more of a serious endeavor and musicians were needed to create the live sound. Beyond Deth officially began in February of 2012 with the release of their first demo “What Lies” featuring 3 songs and the first lineup to hit the stage. They then followed up with a self titled 2 song demo in 2014 to further solidify their presence. During this time, they were briefly signed to an Indy Label name Nativity Records but sadly, the label went bankrupt. 
Beyond Deth’s sound is a mixed bag, combining elements from Death Metal, Thrash Metal, Black Metal, Melodic Metal and even Power metal influences. No 2 songs sound the same and a “No Trends”, “No Gimmick” attitude is firmly in place. The music is fast, heavy and continually evolving as time progresses. Their first full length album is slated for a 2017 release and will showcase more of this diversity.
Beyond Deth has shared the stage with many greats such as Malevolent Creation, Benediction, Bolt Thrower, Deicide, Fleshgod Apocalypse, Carach Angren, Starkill, Abigail Williams, Incantation, 1349, Macabre, Morbid Saint, DeathHammer and many more
They have built quite the stir in their hometown of Chicago but have always had their sights on the rest of the world. They regularly perform all around the Midwest improving themselves as a solid regional act and steady touring is the main focus at this point in their career. They will do whatever it takes to continue pushing forward for the fans.
Beyond Deth 2018 Live Lineup
Jon Corston  -  Vocals/Guitars
Matt Baranski - Drums
Luke Nissan - Bass/backing Vocals
John Bravo III- Lead Guitar
WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/BEYONDDETH       WWW.YOUTUBE.COM/BEYONDD3TH    BEYONDDETH.BANDCAMP.COM
THRONETORCHER is set to combine the most aggressive and heavy aspects of hardcore with a more metallic approach, while keeping a unique atmosphere and sound. The group formed of ex-members of INTENSE, BROKEN HUMANITY and FELONY will release their first EP “EDEN'S POISON” in 2018. Taking it's influences from bands like ALL OUT WAR, KICKBACK, INCENDIARY and TWITCHING TONGUES, you can expect crushing dissonant riffs, thundering breakdowns and metal-laden drumming, while retaining their Hardcore roots in the intensity of their live shows.
Videolink:  https://bit.ly/2uPrFfH
Preorder:  https://bit.ly/2uXJzx9
Tracklist:   
Thronetorcher                                                                     
Edens Poison
King Of Disease
Animal Mind
Depths Of Despair
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KARMA VIOLENS – “ SERPENT GOD  
Karma Violens returns with their 3rd album "Serpent God". The album is an outcome of their new sound – an amalgam of extreme metal forms, with black metal influences prevailing. “Serpent God” is a conceptual album, mainly focusing on the transparency of today's social standards and ideas. Freedom, or lack thereof today, is the main body of what the album conveys; man's tendency to create social "musts" and "have-to’s" via religion, God and modern society. The Serpent God is the liberation from our modern way of life.
Marios: Vocals
George: Guitar
Costas: Guitar
Steven: Bass Guitar
MARKETING AND PROMOTION
Third full length album from Greek extreme metal act KARMA VIOLENS.
Released in CD format by Growl Records (Inactive Messiah) which is a division of ROAR! Rock of Angels Records (Monument, Gods Of Silence, Mean Streak, Panorama, Oblivion) on April 13th, 2018.
The band was formed in 2002 and made an impact on the Greek metal music scene, a result of its powerful live performances (supporting Judas Priest, Amon Amarth, Arch Enemy, Fear Factory, to name a few).
Drums recorded by Thodoris Piperidis
Produced and Mixed by Costas Papadopoulos and Karma Violens at Symbolic recording studios.
Recordings by Costas Papadopoulos at Symbolic Studios
Mastered by Andreas Karayiannis at Dysmorphia studios.
SELLING POINTS
The release of their first EP "Katara" was chosen as “demo of the month” In UK's Metal Hammer on May 2007.
In “Serpent God” KARMA VIOLENS deliver an amalgam of black/death metal sound, creating a gloomy and dark atmosphere from the very first second of the intro song.
For fans of Behemoth, Belphegor, Emperor, Enslaved, Mayhem, Mgla, Batushka.
Artwork and layout created by Greek Design mastermind Giannis Nakos at Remedy Art Studios.
TRACK LISTING
1.  Men Of Gibeah
2.  Serpent God
3.  Sons Of Destruction
4.  A Letter To The Worthless Chamber
5.  The Sun I Never Had
6.  Dark Morel
7.  The Constructors
8.  Eternal Darkness
9.  Radix Malorum
10.  Blood Aurora
https://www.facebook.com/karmaviolens/
The Korporation is proud to reveal their conspiracy with masters of Xeno Kaos, OTARGOS, for the unearthing of live album "HERETIC LIVE" recorded a decade ago.
Summoning cosmic forces since 2001 and obsessed by science, technology and everything that, combined with annihilating encounters of the 666th kind ever since, OTARGOS have stylistically evolved from a raging Black Metal maelstrom to a Dark Extreme Metal black hole of galactic proportions since 2013's fifth full-length, "Apex Terror" and its follow-up, 2015's "Xeno Kaos". Captured live ten years ago while preparing for the recording of their third full-length, "Fuck God-Disease Process", "Heretic Live" is now available digitally at long last, paying homage to the formative years of the cosmic unBeast with ten bursts of grandiose venomous Blackened alien chaos.
The album is available right now for download at the  XENOKORP  Store or XENOKORP BandCamp and streaming at the  XENOKORP YouTube. All major streaming platforms will follow soon.
OTARGOS unearth ten years old live album, "Heretic Live"
XENOKORP Kvlt Series
13 April 2018
Emerging from the cosmic maelstrom in 2001, it didn’t take OTARGOS long to channel dark energy and fuse dark matter into a gigantic chaos of galactic proportions, unifying the laws of gravitation and quantum physics to bring forth multiversal domination upon mankind with the release of 2005’s “Ten-Eyed Nemesis” and 2007’s “Kinetic Zero“.
Preparing for the release of their third radiation storm, 2009’s “Fuck God-Disease Process“, the entity played a hometown ritual of grandiose darkened heresy which got captured live, featuring tracks from the three afore-mentioned super-massive black holes.
Shape-shifting ever since the big crunch that gave it birth, OTARGOS are now known for the Dark Extreme Metal armaggedon they’re summoning and blasting since supernovas five (“Apex Terror“, 2013) and six (“Xeno Kaos“, 2015) and (digital) reissue of this antediluvian piece of brutal dehumanizing history that’s “Heretic Live” ten years after its original recording is a tribute to the primal form of this challenging unBeast’s Black Metal-ish grandeur during its formative aeons.
No God. No Satan. All hail quantum chaos domination!
Track List
Sulphuring Armaggedon Fog
Kinetic Zero
Unaltered Negative God
Open the Circular Infinite
Havocalypse
Dawn of the Ethereal Monolith
Hordes
Infernal Legions Strike [feat. Hyrgal of Svart Crown]
Stygian Metamorphosis
La genèse de Dieu
Total running time: 50:13
Line Up
Dagoth – Guitars & Vocals
Astaroth – Guitars
XXX – Bass
Ranko – Drums
Transylvania is a land steeped in myth and legend, known for its mist shrouded forests, ancient peaks and darkly dreaming castles...but if you listen, there’s a voice shouting loud from the Transylvanian heartland, the voice of a band that stands firmly in the present, looking to the future not the past, a band screaming at the world to wake the fuck up! KREPUSKUL are here to shake you from complacency, to blast the cobwebs of sleep from your brain, to open your eyes, re-energise your brain and light a fire in your heart. The Romanian warriors have recently unleashed their most powerful and potent album to date – Hybrid. Hybrid brings together nine tracks that all exude passion, musicality, drive and energy, verve and vigour. Wherever you turn Hybrid hits hard with its commanding call to arms.  Marrying death metal power to complex rhythms, deep rooted emotion and a primal roar in the face of a society sleepwalking to its doom, Hybrid is a vibrant, vital explosion of sound. Out now on Morningstar Heathens Music Group.
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NEWS 8.4.2018

                                                                                                                                                                                                           
Jetzt geht’s wieder Schlag auf Schlag weiter  ! Diese Woche hat man echt „Schwerstarbeit“ an dem vorliegenden Tonmaterial geleistet ,da doch immer wieder mal diverse Veröffentlichungen ins Haus flattern ,mit denen man echt so seine Probleme hat ,nen paar passende Worte bzw . Beschreibungen dazu zu finden .Aber lest selbst ,welche musikalische „Abartigkeiten „ unsereins teilweise diese Woche fast um den Schlaf gebracht haben :
SATAN‘S  GOD –“A SMALL COLLECTION OF TERRESTRIAL SKETCHES “
COILGUNS – „ MILLENNIALS“
THE FLESH TRADING COMPANY – “NECROMANTIC RITUALS”
DECAYING – „ TO CROSS THE LINE“
REVOLTING – „MONOLITH OF MADNESS“
Das DE MORTEM ET DIABOLUM hat eine weitere Band für die 2018er-Auflage bekannt gegeben. BLAZE OF PERDITION, die letztes Jahr diverse „Album des Jahres“-Listen mit „Conciouss Darkness“ geentert haben, werden zum zweiten Mal beim für seine erlesene Bandauswahl bekannten Berliner Event die Bühne entern.
Nach wie vor sind einige Early-Bird-Tickets zum Sonderpreis von 60€ (statt 68€) erhältlich: https://www.folter666shop.de/de/Tickets/eTicket/de-mortem-et-diabolum-vol-iv-early-bird-hardticket.html
Alle weiteren Informationen findet ihr hier:
DE MORTEM ET DIABOLUM auf Facebook
DE MORTEM ET DIABOLUM Eventseite auf Facebook
Werte Musikmenschen!  Im neu gegründeten Duo SVANTAAL aus München treffen Kenner der Gothic- und Metal-Szene der neunziger Jahre auf zwei ehemalige Mitglieder der Darkwave-Band Forthcoming Fire sowie von Weissglut, den Vorreitern der Neuen Deutschen Härte. Die Brüder Josef K. (Gesang) und Burn (Keyboard, Gesang) schauen mit Forthcoming Fire zurück auf vier gemeinsame Alben, Gothic-Szene-Hits wie ´Feuer´ und ´Der Unbesiegte Sonnengott´ sowie Auftritte und Tourneen mit Bands wie Das Ich, Atrocity und Theatre Of Tragedy.
1998 veröffentlichen Weissglut ihr Debüt-Album "Etwas kommt in deine Welt" bei Sony Music, das direkt in die deutschen Album-Charts einsteigt und bei der einflussreichen Metal-Presse die Höchstpunktzahl abstaubt.
Anfang 1999 kommen die Kontroversen um Sänger Josef K. In beiden Bands knirscht es gewaltig, bis der endgültige Bruch folgt.
Weissglut trennen sich von ihrem Sänger, Burn verlässt Forthcoming Fire, nimmt noch ein weiteres Album zusammen mit Weissglut auf, samt Auftritten bei Rock am Ring und Rock im Park und verlässt die Band Anfang 2001, kurz bevor sie von Sony gedroppt wird.
Die Brüder gehen von nun an getrennte Wege, haben jedoch beide München zu ihrer neuen Wahlheimat gemacht.
Künstlerisch und musikalisch findet man vorerst nicht zusammen.
Über 15 Jahre lang stapelt sich Songmaterial auf Burns Festplatte.
Der Großteil der Forthcoming-Fire-Songs aus den Neunzigern stammte aus seiner Feder, bei Weissglut waren es die poppigen Einflüsse (z.B. ´Ein Atemzug´ auf ihrem zweiten Album "Zeichen").
Die musikalische Magie der beiden Bands lässt ihn all die Jahre nicht los, und die Stimme von Josef hatte daran immer einen großen Anteil.
Im Sommer 2017 schickt Burn zwei Songideen an seinen Bruder.
Man trifft sich in einem Münchner Studio für die Gesangsaufnahmen.
Alles passt auf Anhieb zusammen wie die berühmte Faust aufs Auge.
Josefs charismatische Tenorstimme fügt sich in die Kompositionen perfekt ein.
Nach dem Abmischen der Songs ist der Entschluss gefasst, wieder etwas zusammen zu veröffentlichen.
Der Name Svantaal lehnt sich an die Münchner Bildhauerfamilie von Schwanthaler und an deren berühmtesten Sohn Ludwig Michael an, dem Schöpfer der Bavaria an der Theresienwiese, eine Reminiszenz an die von den beiden Brüdern liebgewonnene Wahlheimat München.
Für Logo und Artwork arbeitet man mit Künstlern aus Australien und Venezuela zusammen, das Mastering findet in der amerikanischen Musikhauptstadt Nashville statt.
´BLACK STAR BABY´ ist eine Verneigung vor David Bowie und an die Zeit, die ihn gebar, die sechziger Jahre.
Der Song steht mit seinem klaren Rhythmus und den eingängigen Melodien in bester Tradition der Darkwave-Hits von Forthcoming Fire.
´Ins Leben hinein´, ein Lied auf Deutsch über ein verhindertes Leben im selbstgewählten sozialen Exil, über Ängste, die in der Einsamkeit ausgebrütet werden und Chancen, die nicht wahrgenommen werden, denen nur der Mut zum Schritt zur Tür hinaus ins echte Leben fehlt, ein Aufruf zum Verlassen der Echokammer, ein Song, wie ihn Weissglut in ihrer nie stattgefunden späteren Phase geschrieben hätten.
Mit der Single "Black Star Baby" kommen Svantaal vorerst als Duo zusammen.
Für die nächsten Aufnahmen haben die Brüder bereits weitere Musiker ins Boot geholt.
http://svantaal.com
www.facebook.com/svantaal
Gordeon Music Zelterstraße 8  10439 Berlin  Germany  
Das neue BLACK RAINBOWS Album "PANDAEMONIUM" im exklusiven Vorab-Stream bei rockhard.de Bock auf ´ne Arschkicker-Mixtur aus Black Sabbath, Monster Magnet, Hawkwind und Fu Manchu, auf ´nen psychedelischen Heavy-Space-Rock-Sturm?
Dann seid ihr bei den Kollegen von ROCK HARD genau richtig, denn dort gibt es exklusiv das neue BLACK RAINBOWS Album "Pandaemonium" im Vorab-Stream:
https://www.rockhard.de/news/newsarchiv/newsansicht/52603-black-rainbows-hoert-das-pandaemonium-album-vorab-im-stream.html
Italiens Stoner-Helden knüpfen perfekt an die Vorgänger an, zeigen sich zuweilen sogar noch einen Zacken heavier und servieren zudem mit ´Grindstone´ eine saucoole Doom-Sludge-Stoner-Suite (yeah!). Darüber hinaus sind die Gitarren von Bandkopf Gabriele Fiori dermaßen fuzzy as fuck, dass es ´ne wahre Freude ist. 100% Black Rainbows!
Wer die Band live sehen möchte, hat hier die Gelegenheit dazu:
03.04.2018 (AUT) Wien, Viper Room
04.04.2018 (AUT) Salzburg, Rockhouse
05.04.2018 (DEU) Augsburg, City Club
06.04.2018 (AUT) Innsbruck, PMK
07.04.2018 (ITA) Milano, Cox 18
19.04.2018 (CHE) Winterthur, Gaswerk
20.04.2018 (DEU) Frankfurt, Feinstaub
21.04.2018 (BEL) Arlon, L'Entrepot
22.04.2018 (DEU) Osnabruck, Bastard Club  
23.04.2018 (DEU) Mannheim, Kurzbar 
24.04.2018 (DEU) Stuttgart, Keller Klub
25.04.2018 (DEU) Berlin, Jägerklause
26.04.2018 (DEU) Dresden, Chemofabrik
27.04.2018 (DEU) Leipzig, Geiszer 16 
28.04.2018 (DEU) Erfurt, Tiko
03.05.2018 (NLD) Deventer, Burgerweeshuis w/ High On Fire
05.05.2018 (GBR) London, Desert Fest
2X.06.2018 (FRA) Clisson, Hellfest 
30.06.2018 (ITA) Alessandria, Bliss Beat Fest
www.theblackrainbows.com
www.facebook.com/BLACKRAINBOWSROCK
Gordeon Music  Zelterstraße 8  10439 Berlin  Germany  
Bei den Kollegen vom DEAF FOREVER gibt es jetzt exklusiv das neue Lyric-Video der Thrasher GODSLAVE zu bestaunen!
"To The Flame" stammt vom am 09.03. erschienenen Album "REBORN AGAIN" (Green Zone/H'Art).
HIER geht's zum Lyric-Video:
https://www.deaf-forever.de/videopremiere-godslave-2
Über Godslave:
GODSLAVE haben die Schnauze voll und liefern mit ihrem neuen Album „Reborn Again“ ein Bollwerk gegen die allgegenwärtige Negativität und Schwarzmalerei. 
Eine positive Grundeinstellung ist Entscheidungssache und GODSLAVE haben diese Entscheidung längst getroffen.
Über die schlechten Dinge im Leben singen andere schon mehr als genug.
GODSLAVE präsentieren ein grundlegend anderes Konzept: eine konsequent positive Message! 
Songs wie „Full Force Forward“, „Reborn Again“, „Unseen Storm“ oder „Born To Fight“ strahlen einen unbändigen Willen aus, sein Schicksal selbst in die Hand zu nehmen und sollen auch andere dazu inspirieren!
Nach 10-jähriger Bandgeschichte mit vielen Ups und Downs haben GODSLAVE mit einem neuen Mitstreiter an der Leadgitarre einen musikalischen Quantensprung hingelegt, den wohl die wenigsten erwartet hätten.
Mit "Reborn Again" stellen sich die Saarländer selbstbewusst dem Vergleich mit den Großen des Thrash Metal!
Aber da gibt es nur noch einen Weg: Full Force FAST Forward!
Über Green Zone Music:
Das junge Label Green Zone Music veröffentlicht am 09. März 2018 die Alben zweier Bands, die schon seit Jahren einen gemeinsamen Weg gehen: GODSLAVE und ERADICATOR verbindet eine tiefe Freundschaft, die sich über zwei gemeinsame Deutschlandtouren 2013 und 2016 untrennbar gefestigt hat.
Nun ist es an der Zeit, auch musikalisch die Kräfte zu bündeln. „Reborn Again“ und „Into Oblivion“ werden am 09. März europaweit veröffentlicht und am gleichen Tag beginnt die dritte gemeinsame Tour durch das komplette Bundesgebiet.
GODSLAVE und ERADICATOR ergänzen sich inhaltlich wie Yin und Yang: ERADICATOR machen sich mit  „Into Oblivion“ Luft zur Lage der Welt um uns herum, GODSLAVE verlegen den Fokus auf das Innere und treten für eine konsequent positive Grundeinstellung ein.
Zwei Bands, eine Geschichte, ein Weg:  KOMPROMISSLOS VORWÄRTS!
Gordeon Music  Zelterstraße 8  10439 Berlin  
Verehrte Mitstreiter, vom tollen Label Bridge 9 gibt's tolle Neuigkeiten.  Bostons Hardcore-Flaggschiff SLAPSHOT hat uns ganz schön lange zappeln lassen.
Und - entschuldigt den Floskelmodus - das Warten hat sich absolut gelohnt.
Mehr als das: Die Old-School-Veteranen übertreffen mit "MAKE AMERICA HATE AGAIN" sämtliche - eh schon nicht gerade geringen - Erwartungen und legen eine schier unglaubliche Hit-Dichte vor.
Mit einer wütenden Energie, die von der massiven Produktion perfekt eingefangen wird und halb, ach was: ein Viertel so alte Bands mühelos an die Wand nagelt, peitscht der Vierer durch seine Trademark-Melange aus In-your-face-Aggro und hammergeilen Singalongs.
Die Konkurrenz darf sich verdammt warm anziehen, um in den Jahrespolls gegen "Make America Hate Again" noch einen Stich zu sehen.
SLAPSHOT - Still on the map!
www.oldtimehardcore.com
www.facebook.com/SlapshotBoston
Gordeon Music  Zelterstraße 8  10439 Berlin  Germany
Punk und Metal, zwei Stile, die hervorragend zueinander passen – zumindest wenn man sich RAVESLUT reinzieht. Die junge Truppe aus Regensburg hat jetzt einen Plattenvertrag beim Essener Label Boersma Records unterschrieben und hat eine glänzende Perspektive! Die Labelmacher kommentieren wie folgt:
"Wir freuen uns darauf, die ambitionierte Band unterstützen und aufbauen zu können."
Das Debütalbum ist für 2019 geplant, bis dahin gibt es aber schon das aktuelle Video von RAVENSLUT zu begutachten: https://youtu.be/iaUfxMRg4fE
Weitere Infos:
https://www.facebook.com/raveslut/
http://raveslut.de/
Maniacs,  heute kommen wieder zwei neue Bookings auf euch zu welche das Billing des PARTY.SAN METAL OPEN AIRS bereichern sollen. Freut euch drauf! Unsere Tickets gibt es weiterhin an dieser Stelle: www.cudgel.de
Kriminelle, Schwerenöter und lichtscheue Gestalten gaben sich bei BRUJERIA jahrzehntelang die Klinke, aber diesen außergewöhnlichen kalifornisch-mexikanischen Krachmachern konnte weder die Zeit noch etliche Wunden etwas anhaben: Mit ihrer rabiaten und eigensinnigen Mischung aus Death Metal und Grindcore fand die im Jahr 1989 gegründete Band sehr schnell Freunde und Fans in der ganzen Welt, und die vier bisherigen Alben haben eine ganz besondere Atmosphäre. Nun also Wut, Action und Bandenkriege auf unserer Bühne. Wird höchste Zeit!
Ein echtes Dresdner Urgestein GORILLA MONSOON- diese Band mit dem einprägsamen Namen. Mächtig PS unter der Haube, Alkohol im Blut, viel schmutziger Sludge und jede Menge Southern Rock/Metal im Blut. Echter Schweiß- und Staubsound - willkommen in der Hitze von Thüringen Jungs.  
http://www.party-san.de
Iris Berben, Michael Schulte und Peter Heppner in den Hauptrollen von DIE KINDER DER TOTEN STADT – Musikdrama gegen das Vergessen
Gesamtaufnahme (Album) der Audioproduktion, eine Produktion vom Freundeskreis Mateh Yehuda, Nümbrecht, gefördert von der Stiftung "Toleranz fördern" vom Bundesministerium für Familien, Senioren, Frauen und Jugend (BMFSFJ), unterstützt von der Gedenkstätte Terezin.
In den Hauptrollen: Iris Berben, Peter Heppner (Wolfsheim, "Kein Zurück", "Die Flut"), Jade Schulz ("The Voice of Germany", "Rising Star"), Michael Schulte (Gewinner des ESC-Vorentscheids, Album "The Arising"), Esther Bejarano (Musikerin, Überlebende von Auschwitz), Willi Hagemeier (Schauspieler u.a. seit 1988 Westf. Kammerspiele), Cornelia Schönwald (Schauspielerin/Sprecherin, u.a. "Wilsberg"), Nicole Frolov ("The Voice Kids") und den Paderborner Domchören.
Komponiert wurde DIE KINDER DER TOTEN STADT auf Basis von Rock-, Folk- und symphonischer Musik von Lars Hesse (Lava-Studios, "The Gap").
Buch und Songtexte sind von Thomas Auerswald.
Produktionsleitung und pädagogische Beratung: Dr. Sarah Kass.
Kurzinhalt:
DIE KINDER DER TOTEN STADT basiert auf einer wahren Begebenheit. Es erzählt vom Schicksal der im Konzentrationslager Theresienstadt inhaftierten Kinder. Die Handlung basiert auf historischen Fakten, die sich ereigneten, als eine internatio­nale Delegation das Ghetto besuchte, um sich davon zu überzeugen, "dass es den Bewohnern gut gehe". Die SS inszenierte in monatelanger Vorbereitung ein perfektes Trugbild. Neben dem Bau von Kaffeehäusern mit reich gedeckten Tischen, der Errich­tung eines Musikpavillons und vielen anderen Inszenierungen wurden die Kinder gezwungen, eine Kinderoper aufzuführen. Kurz danach wurden fast alle Häftlinge, die an der Aufführung teilhatten, sowie das Filmteam, das sie für einen Propagandafilm aufzeichnete, in Auschwitz ermordet. Ihnen allen ist DIE KINDER DER TOTEN STADT gewidmet.
Hintergrund:
Das Projekt hat das Ziel, neben der Produktion als Album und Hörspiel, vor allem Schüler und Lehrer zu inspirieren, sich mit diesem Thema im Unterricht zu beschäftigen.
Zusätzlich zur Audio-Produktion selbst wird ein reichhaltiges historisches und didaktisches Material produziert und zur Verfügung gestellt, um Schulprojekte und Schulaufführungen möglich zu machen. 
Die Besonderheit der Hörspiel-Variante ist, dass hier natürlich auch der Schwerpunkt auf der durchkomponierten Form liegt – aber ergänzt um Toneffekte und zusätzliche Erzählertexte, die die Handlung anschaulicher machen. Musikalisch ist das Drama eine Mischung aus komplexen Orchester-Nummern, Rock-Songs, Chören, Folklore-Nummern und szenischen Ensemble-Stücken. Es ist vielleicht das erste Mal, dass ein Hörspiel so stark auf Musik setzt. Der Zuhörer wird vollkommen in die dramatische Handlung eingebunden und kann sich dem Geschehen kaum entziehen. Die gleichzeitig veröffentlichte Album-Variante fokussiert dagegen puristischer auf die 34 Songs, Ensemblestücke und Rezitative, die ebenfalls die Handlung als Ganzes anschaulich erzählen.
Hörspiel und Album sind auf den bekannten digitalen Download-Plattformen erhältlich, das Hörspiel zudem auch physisch als Doppel-CD im Handel.
"Ein dringendes, ein forderndes, ein nicht einfaches Stück, das uns an keiner Stelle unterhalten will, sondern unentwegt dazu auffordert, das Grausame aus unserer Welt zu bannen. Am besten sofort."
Iris Berben, Schauspielerin und Schirmherrin
www.diekinderdertotenstadt.de
www.facebook.com/Musikdrama-Die-Kinder-der-toten-Stadt-1487887591490397
Gordeon Music  Zelterstraße 8  10439 Berlin  Germany
Willy Wonka lässt grüßen!  Dass VLAD IN TEARS immer für eine Überraschung gut sind, ist ja nicht erst seit gestern bekannt.
Auch dieses Mal haben sie sich im Rahmen ihrer Europatour etwas ganz Besonderes einfallen lassen:
  Das Golden Ticket.
In einer der "Souls On Sale"-CDs, die es auf der Tour am Merch-Stand käuflich zu erwerben gibt, befindet sich ein ganz besonderes TIcket - und zwar nur dieses eine.
Für diesen einen glücklichen Fan, dem das Ticket in die Hände fällt, werden Vlad In Tears nach gemeinsamer Absprache bezüglich Ort und Datum ein exklusives Akustikkonzert spielen!
Intimer geht es nicht! Das Golden Ticket wird sich in einer der CDs bei den Shows in Deutschland befinden, also ab zum Merch und viel Glück!
Vlad In Tears oder: Die Ruhe vor dem Sturm!
Seit einigen Jahren schon geistert der Name Vlad In Tears durch die Gothic/Rock/Metal-Szene.
Kris Vlad (Gesang), D. Vlad (Bass), Giovanni De Benedetto (Gitarre) und Cosmo Cadar (Schlagzeug) kommen ursprünglich aus Italien und Rumänien und haben sich in Deutschlands Hauptstadt zusammengefunden.
In den letzten Jahren tourten sie mit Bands wie Combichrist, Crematory, Xandria und den 69 Eyes und erfreuen sich einer stetig wachsenden Fangemeinde, die sich ihnen voll und ganz verschrieben hat.
Nachdem sie 2016 ihr Album UNBROKEN veröffentlicht hatten, dauerte es nicht lange, bis Vlad In Tears sich wieder auf den Weg ins Studio machten um an ihrem sechsten Longplayer SOULS ON SALE zu arbeiten.
Der Titel klingt nicht nur gut, er umfasst alles wofür die Band steht:
Sich selbst treu zu bleiben, sich komplett dem zu widmen, woran sie glaubt, ALLES für die Fans zu geben, ihre Herzen, ihre Seelen – ohne sich selbst zu verkaufen.
Mit SOULS ON SALE legen Vlad In Tears ihr Innerstes frei, und genau deshalb ist es das dunkelste und reinste Album in ihrer bisherigen Karriere.
Rockig und klar, gerade heraus.
Trotzdem klingt SOULS ON SALE komplett anders als man es von Vlad In Tears gewohnt ist.
Es ist ein weiterer Schritt in der Entwicklung der Wahlberliner, ein gewaltiger nach vorn. Sie experimentieren, sie wachsen, und dann springen sie.
Das ist es, was sie immer getan haben und das ist auch genau das, was Ihr erfahren werdet, wenn Ihr Euch diesen großartigen Mix aus Gut und Böse, Schwarz und Weiß anhört, wenn Ihr Euch Eurer tiefsten Ängste und größten Augenblicke bewusst werdet, wenn Vlad In Tears Euch in eine Welt voller Kontraste entführen – ohne irgendwelche Grenzen zu kennen.
Mit SOULS ON SALE legen Vlad In Tears eine Glanzleistung hin. Eine Mischung aus harten Riffs, brillanten Lyrics und treibenden Beats wird Euch mit sich reißen und dann rastlos zurücklassen.
Die einzige Frage, die noch bleibt: Wieviel ist Eure Seele wert?
Stay Vlad!
www.vladintears.com
www.facebook.com/vladintearsofficial
Salve! Some final news before we are heading  into summer and will be quiet for a while – until we have some news worth being told – probably after summer.
LIVE!
We will play two gigs in June – maybe see you there?
House of The Holy II 21.-23.6.2018 - Abtenau / Austria (sold out!)
Hradby Samoty VIII 28 - 30.6.2018 - Rosice Castle / Czechia
We also are working on a tour for April 2o19 – for booking pelase contact : Tour@acherontic-arts.com
STUDIO!
Meanwhile the repress of „A COLLABORATION . DBATICOTLH – ALUK TODOLO“ LP should be on the way out and available via Van Records. You also can of corse get your copy via our bandcamp page.
If you do not want to buy the record – shame on you! – you can listen here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2gNhrdm7HDg
Still hot: Desire – White Hills + Dbaticotlh: CD and 12inch Vinly – released by Van Records.  https://derblutharsch.bandcamp.com/album/desire
MERCH!
We also have some new merch available – nice patches and backpatches . also via our bandcamp page.
We still collect preorders for the 2018 Dbaticotlh fashion T-Shirt – again designed by legendary Thomas Reitmayer!
Preorder till April 16th 2o18! Albin Julius and gang!
https://derblutharsch.bandcamp.com/merch/babuschka
RITES TO SEDITION – “ANCESTRAL BLOOD”
Genre: Triumphant Melodic Black Metal
Record Label: Independent
Triumphant Melodic Black Metal formed out of Charlotte, North Carolina in 2013. Rites to Sedition fuses old and new school melodic symphonic black metal with a touch of technical death metal to produce a rich enthralling musical composition in ambience of triumph and chaos.
Ancestral Blood elucidates upon the origins of man and his epic quest to overcome the occult mysteries of both the internal and external realms. From alien visitation and the manufacture of hybrid life forms to the establishment of the ancient primordial sorcerous empires that birthed generations of deception and bloodshed, this album hearkens back to a time of magic and mysticism that has swept the imagination and has set the foundation for history, mystery, and mythology.
Tracklist: 
1. Advent
2. Waveform 66
3. The Lunar Approach
4. The Moon Titan Phylon
5. Echelons of Imposition
6. Ancestral Blood
7. Spells and Incantations
8. Sorcerers of Atlantis
9. Wartide
10. The Soul-Mind Catechism
11. The Golden Aeon of Saturnia
12. Bonus Track
Line-up: 
Brian Kingsland - Vocals
Gabriel Lucia - Guitars, Keys, Vocals
Jon Westmoreland - Guitars
Jesse Lane - Bass
Mitch Moore - Drums
Additional Info: Mixed and mastered in West Columbia, SC by Ray Howard Jr. at Entropy Studios. Additional mixing done by Brian Kingsland. Recording done by Mitch Moore and Brian Kingsland.
https://ritestosedition.bandcamp.com/album/ancestral-blood
UK death metallers NIHIL EYES have signed a deal with Portugal's Ultraje to release their debut full-length "Black Path" for the first time on CD format on May 18th 2018.
With the intention of making that kind of record that they would like to hear and play live, the British band Nihil Eyes offers eight tracks featuring a unique intensity in the contemporary European death metal scene, with excruciating riffs, guitar leads drawn from nowhere, horrifying voices and a musical aesthetic perception out of the ordinary. Heaviness, intensity, emotion and an honest representation of Nihil Eyes is what you can expect from this "Black Path". Suitable for fans of Carcass and Bolt Thrower.
Tracklist:
01 Nihil Eyes
02 Burn the Leech
03 Lord of Flies
04 As the Water Falls
05 Border Line
06 True Nihilist
07 Treachery and id
08 Manifesto
https://ultraje.bandcamp.com/album/black-path
Gaerea, which made waves in the underground with their self-titled debut EP, are back this year with a full length on Transcending Obscurity Records. 'Unsettling Whispers' is a masterful album where they take their innovative brand of black metal and hone it to perfection. Listen to their first song on  Bandcamp  or  YouTube
GAEREA (PORTUGAL) - 'UNSETTLING WHISPERS'
Gatefold LP / Silver-embossed Black Box Set / 8-Panel Digipak CD with 20 page booklet / Merch / Digital (June 22nd, 2018)
Genre - Black metal with sludge and hardcore influences
Release Date - June 22nd, 2018
Record Label - Transcending Obscurity Records (India)
For fans of - Jupiterian, Deathspell Omega, Svartidaudi, Nigredo, Calligram, Mgla, Gorguts, Norse
Gaerea have turned the genre of black metal on its head. While most rehash the classic sound, this Portuguese band take it forward and seamlessly integrate influences from other genres like hardcore and sludge. Sonically defiant and cohesive, Gaerea smash preconceived notions and deliver music they can call their own. 'Unsettling Whispers' is the much awaited full length album coming after their universally lauded self-titled EP. Transcending Obscurity Records will be putting it out on multiple formats with excellent packaging that includes gatefold LP, alternate artwork box set and 8-panel digipak with a 20-page booklet. Artful, stirring and deeply immersive, Gaerea are a band to watch out for. Their treatment of the music is not only meticulous but also unforgettable.
Band lineup
(unknown)
Track listing  
1. Svn 
2. Absent 
3. Whispers 
4. Lifeless Immortality 
5. Extension to Nothingness 
6. Cycle of Decay 
7. Catharsis
Official Bandcamp
Transcending Obscurity Official Site

Transcending Obscurity Records Facebook

Official Gaerea Facebook

Official Transcending Obscurity YouTube Channel
Thank you very much! KunalChoksi  Label owner  Transcending Obscurity Records 
OCCULT HARD ROCKERS ACÂRASH REVEAL DETAILS OF DEBUT FULL-LENGTH ALBUM  :  Dark Essence Records have set the 8th of June as the date for the release of the debut full-length album from Norwegian Occult Hard Rockers ACÂRASH. Titled "IN CHAOS BECROWNED", the eight track album was mixed and mastered by Ruben Willem at the Caliban Studios in Oslo,  and features artwork by Lasse Almqvist Scherven.   
Tracklisting for "In Chaos Becrowned", which will be released in Digi CD and LP formats, is as follows:
1. Cadaver Dei
2. Shadows Roam
3. Gathering of Crows
4. In Chaos Becrowned
5. Ashes of the Mortal Mind
6. Legio Obscura
7. Sacrifice the Winter Wolf
8. Cenotaph in Flesh
ACÂRASH, whose lineup comprises Sølve Sæther on drums, Lukas Paulsen on guitars and Anlov P. Mathiesen on bass and vocals, was formed in Oslo in the fall of 2016,  and is rooted in the 80s and 90s avant-garde rockers THE VOID .  With members hailing from bands such as LONELY KAMEL, ZECTION8, FAUSTUS and DEEP REST, ACÂRASH is a band whose influences are varied, and which embraces tradition, yet manages to forge an identity all of its own. 
By blending hard rock, doom and black metal, ACÂRASH  has succeeded in forming  a  sound in which esoteric poetry and ritualistic contemplation are central to the music, and mirror the nuances in both sound and musical contrasts.
With "In Chaos Becrowned", ACÂRASH has  shown an ability to reinvent, whilst at the same time  preserve, in order to deliver a record that explores and develops the boundaries of rock and metal, and naturally alternates between raw catchiness, dark introspection, and progressive playfulness.
More information about  ACÂRASH can be found on the band's Facebook page at
 https://www.facebook.com/acarash/
A series of short teaser videos from ACÂRASH's debut full-length album "In Chaos Becrowned" can be seen on Facebook at
www.facebook.com/pg/acarash/videos/
STRANGLE WIRE –  “THE DARK TRIAD “
Genre: Psychological Death Metal
For fans of: Dying Fetus | Cannibal Corpse | Sinister
Line-up:
I vocals 
II Bass 
III Guitar
IV Drums 
Behind the locked doors that lie in the shadows, at the end of forgotten passageways, in the depths of every human mind...madness waits, scratching at the splintered wood with bleeding fingers. Insanity and depravity in all its many hues and colours – blood red to pitch black – kept concealed and restrained for the sake of our society; that thin wall of laws and empathy that saves us from ourselves. But sometimes those locks fail, or the keys are purposefully turned, unleashing the monsters from within. Strangle Wire’s The Dark Triad is the sound of the monsters set free, the sound of broken minds and twisted personalities, the sound of an insidious assault on the light that keeps the night at bay.
Summoned into existence in Belfast, Northern Ireland, barely a year ago, Strangle Wire’s ineffable darkness and intimidating power is the result of a fusion of talent and experience. Between them, the members of this most potent death machine can boast decades of experience in the catacombs of the metal underground but together they have created something greater than all their past endeavours; something so severe, so saturated in dire cruelty and undiluted poison as to be unstoppable.
The dungeon doors first creaked open in June of 2017, when Grindscene Records sent Strangle Wire’s first EP, Narcissism, out into the world. The two tracks from that limited edition release now form the first chapter of the colossal new album, The Dark Triad. Divided into three sections, entitled Narcissism, Psychopathy and Machiavellianism, The Dark Triad takes the listener into the dark heart of the human condition, propelling them ever onward with a musical force of savage intensity, death metal possessed of speed, groove and supreme heaviness. Produced by Chris Fielding (Hooded Menace, Primordial, Witchsorrow etc) this album hits with skull-splintering force.
With an imminent performance at Decimation Fest II in Madrid, with Haemorrhage and Disavowed, to be followed by a prestigious slot at the Las Vegas Deathfest in May, alongside Dying Fetus and Incantation Strangle Wire are set to deliver their message of madness to the world.
www.facebook.com/stranglewireband
HYPNOS ON EUROPEAN TOUR 2018 : As the winter is fading away, new concert season slowly opens its gate. We are proud to announce that HYPNOS will start their very first headlining Eurotour which will begin on May 4th. Band, still promoting their latest full length opus “The Whitecrow” released via German label Einheit Produktionen last year, will hit the stages in Poland, Czech Republic, Germany, Netherlands and Austria, together with bands as for example NEOCAESAR (in NL), FLESHLESS (in CZ), SKINNED ALIVE (in GER) or FORMIS (in PL).
FRI 4.5.- Bielsko-Biala (POL), Rudeboy Club
SAT 5.5. – Chorzów (POL), Red&Black club
SUN 6.5. – Teplice (CZ), Knak
MON 7.5. – Kutná Hora (CZ), Česká 1
TUE 8.5. – Plzeň (CZ), Pod lampou
WED 9.5. – Kassel (GER), Goldgrube
THU 10.5. – tba (NED)
FRI 11.5. – tba (NED)
SAT 12.5. – Geleen (NED), De Reunie
SUN 13.5. – tba (NED)
FRI 18.5. – Graz (AUT), Q club
SAT 19.5. – Horní Libchava (CZ), Nice To Eat You festival
www.hypnos-cz.com
www.facebook.com/hypnosCZ
Hi – Chris and Paul here from Imperative PR . We are delighted to be working with the Cypriot high-energy explosion INFECTED SYREN – a Molotov cocktail of metal, punk and madness! We will be helping the band to take their epic new video for the track ‘Sick’ to every corner of the metal world, starting with an exclusive premiere with Breathing The Core.
WATCH THE 'SICK' VIDEO
Infected Syren first came together in 2011 but the members of the band had been playing in various punk and metal bands since the late ‘90s, with individual highlights including support slots with the likes of Discharge, GBH and Stratovarius. Now they are united and dedicated to the Infected Syren cause. They have already thrilled crowds with prestigious support slots with Uriah Heep and Mnemic and a further show with Blaze Bayley is booked for July. Nothing will stand in their way as they invade the hearts and minds of music fans worldwide with what they brand their ‘sick music for sick people’.
‘Sick’ is taken from Infected Syren’s self titled debut album which was independently released in January of this year. It perfectly encapsulates the focussed rage, attitude and diversity of influences that characterise the eleven track album. Directed by Andreas ‘Splash’ Kyriacou the ‘Sick’ video manages to combine the incendiary Infected Syren on stage performance with a crazed ride through their warped imaginations.
Follow us down the rabbit hole and join Infected Syren in a twisted mirror world where nothing is quite what it seems. Dance through the lunacy to the exhilarating, energising soundtrack of ‘Sick’. Infected Syren are here to warp your world!
Visit Infected Syren at  Imperative PR
Visit Infected Syren on  Facebook
MOLOCH LETALIS - "KRWAWY SZTORM"
 Moloch Letalis's third album is black metal quintessence soaked in the gods of war blood and giving their infinite anger. Nine hymns of "Krwawy Sztorm" are like a battle frenzy bringmaniacs in amok and fires insatiable and bloody lust. For years horde has forged its barbaric, uncompromising, blasphemous metal in the vein of infernal model. Metal and War !! Album released on the gold CD. All copies are hand numbered.
OLD TEMPLE  PO BOX 48, 86307 GRUDZIADZ 9, POLAND     https://www.facebook.com/eryk.temple
WAIL – “WISDOM THROUGH AGONY INTO ILLUMINATION AND LUNACY VOL. II “
Label: Triumphant Transgressions
Genre: Eclectic Doom/Black Metal
The album's main idea builds on a seeming dualism, on a representation of how the concept of W.A.I.L. includes a whole scale of both negative and positive aspects. Instead of making a strict distinction between the two - for example stating that good and evil are independent and stand-alone entities – They try to show how everything is interconnected. The dualistic illusiveness springs to life from their mind's attempt to make sense of All; in other words, a lot depends on which side of the coin they're looking at, or which aspect of their name they're representing at a given time. Things that appear contradictory and entirely different are, in the end, just the flip sides of the same coin, and therefore parts of a big oneness, which reveals itself through all seeming disparities.
This oneness, in other words the concept of W.A.I.L, only manifests itself, and we then qualitatively evaluate this radiance of energies from their own viewpoints. The album's concept celebrates both the negative and positive aspects - and everything between them in their purest archetypal forms, as they haven't been processed through the ego filter which man starts to build from his birth. In other words, the album's concept studies the notion of oneness, the connections of polarities in a huge labyrinth, and aspires to dive under the surface of these so-called opposites where a thicker depth opens. They pursue a wider understanding of the heart-core, of the purest primary condition, that pumps beyond the deep ocean and also, paradoxically, in its midst.
Their work therefore also reflects man itself; it is organic and paradoxical, a radiating comprehensive being, the distinct rays and energies of which can only be classified, for example, as occultistically or politically charged. This doesn't mean, however, that disparity (of any kind) couldn't be found at least on the surface level or that the manifestations of energies in the matter couldn't under any circumstance be qualitatively classified and/or put into their own places. Even though all the rays emanate from the same core, many of them shine brighter than the others. While the former reach over mountains and forests, the latter remain at the murky and muddy bottom of deep seas. The radiance of some of the rays, on the other hand, is completely invisible or incomprehensible to us, but they all fulfill their own meaning and paradigm. Every thing different, every thing of different value. This full-length strives to reach a more veritable platform that fathoms the spirit and doesn't stop at its own individual trivialities but instead continues to be ever-moving and incessant, dictated by the cosmic laws. It's an attempt to discover our transcendental self which is not, however, separate from us; it's an attempt to be one with the absolute.
Line-up:
A.E. - Guitars, vocals 
S.F. - Drums, percussions, bass, additional solo guitars, kantele, recorder, didgeridoo, synthesizer, grand piano 
J.I. - Bass, recording, mixing, mastering 
P.R. - Main vocals 
L.L. - Violin 
Main vocals on "Absolute" and all vocals on "Reawakening" by A.E.
Cover drawing by BadNewsBrown.
https://wisdomthroughagonyintoilluminationandlunacy.bandcamp.com/album/wisdom-through-agony-into-illumination-and-lunacy-vol-ii
MHÖNOS – “ LXXXVII”
RELEASE DATE : 16 MARCH 2018
STYLE : Ritualistic Doom Drone
ORIGIN : France
DURATION : 43:55
LABEL : Zanjeer Zani Productions
NETWORK DISTRIBUTOR : Necrocosm, Season of Mist & Cargo Records (UK)
Hi, Music is an obscure and ambiguous discipline, whom forms reflect in full light the mysteries of the soul. As most of the art forms, it deals with the paradox of the materialization of thoughts, feelings and beliefs. It reveals what is hidden, dives deep in the depths of mind, and bring back its ghosts to the surface for everyone to see.
And this is what MHÖNOS’ music is: a slow drowning, an immersion, a quest and a profession of faith. It seeks and evokes ghosts of times forgotten, horrors of a religious nature and the subsequent human fears and beliefs. A droning litany of pain from souls fallen from grace. Choirs, strings and percussions used to evoke a tenebrous mysticism and summon an impure state of trance amongst the believers.
To help you preparing your review please find here all the information needed on MHÖNOS lastest full lengh available on tape format, stricly limited to 100 handnumbered copies.
This French congregation saw the light in 2009 and quickly created its own cult. Limited releases and stunning live performances (that should NOT be mistaken with regular “concerts”) gathered an audience of curious fanatics, and made Mhönos a spearhead of everything disturbing, audacious and true in the fields of black arts. 
After having released their first effort, “Miserere Nostri” (on tape in 2014 and CD in 2016), then "Humiliati" (on tape in 2015) Zanjeer Zani is proud to release "LXXXVII" on tape format.
4 years after the release of their critically acclaimed album "Humiliati", MHÖNOS emerge once more from their crypt to unveil their newest monumental work of doom entitled "LXXXVII".
Dirgey, pounding, cryptic and sometimes flirting with industrial atmospheres, this latest offering shows a more mature side of MHÖNOS and confirms once more their position as a pillaring force in the french doom metal scene.
MHÖNOS is available for interviews. Feel free to send me your questions!
Please don't forget to also post on your website the new THE NEGATION's video clip (10 821 views) :   https://youtu.be/srhy9iGCDXk
Tracklist :
SIDE A
I (11:43)
II (09:58)
SIDE B
III (12:45)
IV (10:09)
Tape 6 panel booklet Stricly limited to 100 handnumbered copies
Including a woven patch, sizes: 10 cm / 5 cm
Recorded by Julien Bous at Postghost Recordings Studios, mixed and mastered by Marlon Wolterink at White Noise Studio.
Featuring artwork by Samuel Antonin.
Thanks for your support, Noémy #solsticepromo
Metal Injection premiered an excellent lyric video of one of De Profundis' songs AT THIS LINK. It's the first in the series of official videos planned by the reputed UK band, who just confirmed a slot at Bloodstock Festival. 
DE PROFUNDIS (UK) - 'THE BLINDING LIGHT OF FAITH'
Gold-embossed Box Set / 8-Panel Digipak CD / Merch / Digital (May 10th, 2018)
Genre - Death Metal
Release Date - May 10th, 2018
Record Label - Transcending Obscurity Records
For fans of - (early) Opeth, Dismember, Edge of Sanity, Hypocrisy, Vader, Pestilence, Ursinne, Bolt Thrower
Long-running death metal band De Profundis have had an illustrious career. Over the years, they've kept perfecting their sound which incorporated progressive as well as melodic elements, and for their fifth full length, they've distilled only the best qualities into a massive death metal slab that's emotive yet powerful. 'The Blinding Light Of Faith' is a bold step forward for the band into heavier territories as they eschew long, winding songs and go straight for the jugular. With a new logo made by Gary Ronaldson (Misery Index, Benighted) and a gnarly album artwork by Alex Tartsus (Sinister, Depravity) depicting the band's anti-religious stance, De Profundis are confident of their direction and this promises to be their best album thus far. It's a quintessential death metal album that manages to showcase diversity without compromising on the heaviness.
Line up: 
Shoi Sen - Lead and Rhythm Guitars 
Arran McSporran - Fretless Bass 
Craig Land - Vocals 
Paul Nazarkardeh - Lead and Rhythm Guitars 
Tom Atherton - Drums and Percussion
Logo by Gary Ronaldson (Misery Index, Benighted)
Artwork by Alex Tartsus (Sinister, Depravity)
Track list: 
1. Obsidian Spires 
2. War Be Upon Him     
3. Opiate For The Masses 
4. Bastard Sons Of Abraham 
5. Martyrs 
6. Godforsaken 
7. Beyond Judgement 
8. Bringer Of Light
Official Bandcamp
Official Transcending Obscurity Site
Transcending Obscurity Records Facebook
De Profundis Facebook

Official Transcending Obscurity YouTube Channel

Thank you very much!
  Kunal Choksi  Label owner/PR head
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PENETRUM - "INSTRUMENT OF DELUSION"
The debut full-length album by Ukrainian Melodic Death Metal band. The music influenced by Finnish Melodic Death Metal, with its fast and melodic riffs, although compositions contain elements of different Extreme Metal genres. Melodies differ from fast and aggressive to slow and melancholic, influenced by Classical music compositions and Folk melodies.
Though the album is not conceptual, lyrics are filled with such topics as search for answers, struggle of controversions, philosophical aspects of death and insanity. 
Recommended for fans of Kalmah, Norther, Children Of Bodom, Insomnium, Ensiferum, Wintersun, Gates Of Ishtar, Immortal Souls, Hypocrisy, Kataklysm, Mors Principium Est and more!
Biography:
http://totalmetal.metalscraprecords.com
Digital release date: Worldwide: 08.03.2018
ARKVEID "ARKVEID"
The debut full-length album by Russian Folk Doom Metal one-man band. A fusion of Melodic Gothic Doom Metal, Atmospheric Black Metal and melancholic Dark Folk, this album is about the internal conflict going on inside every one of us, about the frailty of the world, about death and rebirth to life.
The lyrics of the album inspired by the long cold winters, endless forests, ancient Ural Mountains and ruthless industrial factories.
For fans of Agalloch, Empyrium, and October Falls!
Another Side Records, 2018 (ASR20-143/DT).
Biography:
https://anotherside.metalscraprecords.com
Digital release date:  Worldwide: 29.03.2018
OMEGA DIATRIBE - "TRINITY"  ( CD )
The second full-length album by Hungarian Extreme Groove Metal band. 
Stirring the cauldron once more, the lads of the mighty Omega Diatribe face you hard with their brand new record, which has been finalized by the Danish producer Tue Madsen from Antfarm Studios. Band gives a massive dose of adrenaline by their ultra-heavy grooves mixed with polyrhytmic elements and in-your-face vocals with this record. 
The production is neat and the songs are crushing. This masterclass of mayhem hits you harder than ever before displaying the tightest performance yet as the boys go from strength to strength in their genre and the industry. 
If you're hungry for some top-notch Extreme Groove Metal, than you have to give a chance for this record! 
Highly recommended for fans of Meshuggah, Gojira, Machine Head, and Fear Factory!! 
"Trinity" by OMEGA DIATRIBE (Official teaser):
https://youtu.be/yfJ1GTL22hE
Release date: Hungary: 01.04.2018; Europe/Japan: 13.04.2018; North & South America:20.04.2018
METAL SCRAP RECORDS INC.
Decibel Magazine conducted an in-depth interview with experimental black metal band Arkheth  AT THIS LINK . In a brilliant interview, founder Tyrone went all out and revealed insightful details about the formation of music on '12 Winter Moons Comes The Witches Brew' which has been hailed the world over.
ARKHETH (AUSTRALIA) - '12 WINTER MOONS COMES THE WITCHES BREW'
Box Set / Digipak CD / Merch / Digital (February 20th, 2018)
Genre - Experimental Black Metal
Release Date - February 20th, 2018
Record Label - Transcending Obscurity Records (India)
For fans of - Oranssi Pazuzu, Sigh, Ihsahn, Emperor, Arcturus, Pan.Thy.Monium, Somnium Nox
Sinuous, haunting and bizarre, Arkheth's music is extraordinary. There have been experimental black metal bands, but this is something else entirely. It's a micro-fusion of all the different stylings the genre can encompass, brilliantly strung together in a seemingly twisted albeit seamless manner. It requires rare ingenuity to create music that is discordant and melodic at the same time. The addition of saxophone only ups the bizarre quotient and adds colour to the unhinged madness. Virtually peerless and transcending boundaries, this is black metal that is gorgeous in all its demented, intricate design.
Extended album artwork (will be given out as a poster with the box set edition) - 
Track list: 
1. Trismegistus 
2. Dark Energy Equilibrium 
3. Where Nameless Ghouls Weep 
4. The Fool Who Persists In His Folly
5. A Place Under The Sun
Line up: 
Tyrone 'Tyraenos' Kostitch - All Instruments 
Glen Wholohan - Saxophone 
Album artwork by T Bare McClough (UK) 
Logo by Mark Riddick (US) 
Official Bandcamp
Transcending Obscurity Official Site

Transcending Obscurity Records Facebook

Official Arkheth Facebook

Official Transcending Obscurity YouTube Channel
Thank you very much!Kunal Choksi Label owner/Editor/PR head
OCCULTACLYSMIC, the ferocious new album from USDM stalwarts LECHEROUS NOCTURNE, was released today on Willowtip Records. Stream it in its entirety at:
lecherousnocturne666.bandcamp.com/album/occultaclysmic
Occultaclysmic is available on CD, digital and very limited vinyl at the following locations: Since their debut in 1997, LECHEROUS NOCTURNE have pushed the boundaries of death metal to extreme limits and even crossed the threshold through the blackened spectrum, abolishing any limitations some may confine to most technical subgenres. Conventional song structures and solos are void in their songwriting, with only the drive of leaving a ferocious trail of technical viciousness in their wake. The strength of their self-titled E.P. landed the band a two album deal with Unique Leader Records, which was followed by a series of nationwide tours with the biggest names in the genre. After touring on Behold Almighty Doctrine, the group inked a deal with Willowtip Records for the release of Occultaclysmic. Occultaclysmic was engineered by Jarrett Pritchard.
lecherousnocturne.net
facebook.com/lecherous.nocturne
lecherousnocturne666.bandcamp.com
facebook.com/willowtip
Dear Friends in the Press and Media worldwide - we're happy to present you with the imminent release of HOLLOW OF THE VOID, the debut album by Oregon-based death metal horde PETRIFICATION!
Bastard old school death metal orcs Petrification return with their debut full-length album, unleashing a lawless legion of pummeling and brain-eating riffs designed to annihilate the listener and wreck havoc upon their flesh. Through these eleven new cuts of decaying brutality and mental abuse, the Portland death metal butchers unleash a barrage of classically gruesome and traditionally repulsive death metal chaos that worships directly at the rotting altar of legends Autopsy, Nihilist, Grave, Convulse, Funebre, Bolt Thrower etc., while also setting their footmark as a visionary and ambitious entity all of their own, set on a path of total self-determination within the most liminal realms of absurd death metal de(con)struction.
You can now get a glimpse into Petrifications's warped and horrid world courtesy of Metal Injection and Revolver Magazine who have premiered
 HERE  and  HERE respectively two music videos the band has done on their own for the songs Arachne Exanguine, and Technological Assimilation - two fine examples of the band's unquestionable audio-visual uniqueness and superiority. 
CDs, digital, tapes and LPs drop on April 23 2018 and come packed with stunning imagery from vocalist Jason Barnett's hallucinatory paintings and his signature colorful graphic design. Limited black vinyl will be available, or standard white vinyl and/or purple/green splatter vinyl as well through Sentient Ruin (US), or through To The Death Records and Dawnbreed Records cooperatively (EU). The casse tape will come in the US from Sentient Ruin and from Dawnbreed in the EU, while the CD will be handled worldwide by Memento Mori:
tothedeath.se (EU vinyl)
memento-mori.es (CD)
dawnbreed.com (tape/vinyl - EU)
sentientruin.com (tape/vinyl - US, digital)
Sincerely,  Sentient Ruin.
US doom metallers VESSEL OF LIGHT (featuring Nathan Opposition of ANCIENT VVISDOM and Dan Lorenzo of HADES) release their new single taken from the forthcoming full length.
The video premiere is run by DOOMED AND STONED and available here:
 http://doomedandstoned.com/post/172624950668/vesseloflight
The song “Son of Man” is an impressive step forward compared to the already highly acclaimed self-titled EP.
By commenting the single, Doomed and Stoned says: “I can’t get enough of the new material and I suspect you’ll take to its brand of badassery quite well, too. Fans of Danzig, Corrosion of Conformity and Alice in Chains, give eye and ear to ‘Son of Man’.”
“Son of Man” is taken from the forthcoming full “WOODSHED”, to be released by ARGONAUTA Records on CD/LP/DD in September 2018.
www.argonautarecords.com    www.facebook.com/vesseloflightband
BLUTVIAL – “ MYSTERIES OF EARTH”
Label: Heidens Hart Records 
Genre: Unholy Black Metal
Heidens Hart Records is proud to present chapter V of Blutvial, “Mysteries of Earth". 
"Mysteries of Earth" was recorded by Ewchymlaen (from UK's Reign of Erebus and Acolyte’s Ruin), Aort and Andras (from renowned U.K. avantgarde black metal act as well as Indesinence), with Tiúval (of Israthoum) on drums. A draconian asseverence schemed, over one hour of playing time, convened and ejaculated by Blutvial - the album is self produced by the band so expect a pure and unpolished sound coming straight from the source. Adorned with an uncomplicated yet effective performance and production, revealing in the most optimal and fitting way the focus on relentless riffs and aggression that will instantly draw you into the dark universe of Blutvial. 
Line up: 
Ewchymlaen – guitar and vocals 
Aort – guitar 
Andras – bass guitar 
Tiúval – drums
Tracklist:
01 beneath the moon 8:46 
02 black silence 2:07 
03 existential rite 3:48
04 vaults of unrest 4:46 
05 carving nihil 7:04 
06 midwinters halls 5:43
07 urnacht 5:34 
08 doomed to eternal night 5:47 
09 in praise of noctula 7:10 
10 where graves spring open 10:02
http://www.facebook.com/Blutvial      http://heidenshart.bandcamp.com/album/mysteries-of-earth     http://www.facebook.com/heidenshart
DENY – “PARASITE PARADISE “
Release date: 2018-04-27
Format: Digital Album
Label: Cramada
Style: Hardcore Punk/Crust
Origin: Sweden
SELLING POINTS:
# First studio album since 2000
# Comeback
# Oldschool Swedish hardcore punk/crust
# D-Beat
# Hard angry music with vicious vocals
# Members from Mähälium, Frost, Slaveriet & Fan Ta Er
# Former members from Asta Kask, Martyrdöd, Skitsystem, Wolfpack & Wolfbrigade
# Legendary Swedish crustpunk band formed 1995
# Digital re-release of full discography 2018-2019
# Mastered by Jocke Rydbjer at Wolfden studio
# More releases during 2018, this is just a taste of what's coming
TRACKLIST:
1. Inbred Insanity
2. Make It Great
3. Bring Me Down
4. Victims
5. Resisting Hard
6. Denied
7. What I Deserve
8. You Feed My Hate
OVERVIEW:
More than a decade of inactivity passed before DENY decided to pick up the instruments again, and after a year of rehearsing and creating new songs, they entered the studio. Their new 8-track EP, Parasite Paradise, is a collection of furious songs about how people with power use their position for their own winning. The music is best described as Swedish old-school hardcore punk .
Parasite Paradise was recorded in Studio Skogsbrynet during January 2018 and was mixed and mastered in Wolfden Studio by Jocke Rydbjer.
DISCOGRAPHY:
2018 - Parasite Paradise (EP, digital and vinyl)
2002 - Out of Tears (EP, unreleased)
2001 - F.I.G.H.T. (EP, unreleased)
2000 - I Hate Jesus (Split 10" with Uncontrollable Urge)
1998 - Fucked (CD)
1996 - ? (Demo MC)
LINE-UP:
Bjuren - Vocals
Tobbe - Guitar
Jonsson - Guitar
Martin - Bass
Arvid - Drums
http://deny.nu     https://www.facebook.com/Deny.hcpunk/    http://fb.com/cramada.se

NEWS 2.4.2018

                                                                                                    
So Leute ,Ostern stand nun bei unsereins nicht im Zeichen von Ostereier suchen oder Osterwasser saufen .Auch wenn die freien Tage hierfür sicherlich bestens geeignet gewesen wären ,stand die Job mäßige Verpflichtung des „Bereitschaftsdienstes“ natürlich an erster Stelle .Da man nun mal seine Freizeitgestaltung dementsprechend ausrichten musste , man eh sonst nicht weiß , was man den lieben langen Tag mit sich anfangen soll ,wurde logischer Wiese mal wieder die Zeit dafür genutzt ,um sich metallisch weiterzubilden und natürlich Euch da draußen ,wieder mit nen paar brandaktuellen Neuigkeiten zu versorgen .
An der Stelle gibt’s dann erst einmal nen fettes update in Sachen aktueller Veröffentlichungen :
GOREGAST – „ COVERED IN SKIN „
DIRTY CONNECTIONS – “ WE ARE THE NIGHT” (EP)
HELLWERK – „13 STEPS TO THE END“
FREITOT – „FREITOT „
EQUINOX – “ THE CRY OF GAIA”
DEMON INCARNATE – “ KEY OF SOLOMON”
REQUIEM – „ GLOBAL RESISTANCE RISING“
Auch was die vorbereitenden Arbeiten zur Jubiläumsausgabe Nr. 50 betrifft ,sind wir nun endlich zum Abschluss gekommen und haben die letzten beiden Interviewpartner SIC(K)REATION & SCHATTENMANNS ZINE ZONE  mit unseren nervigen Fragen überschüttet .Jetzt geht’s erst einmal mit geballter Kraft weiter ,den Berg Promos abzuarbeiten und den ganzen „Scheiß“ zu layouten. Die Zeit bis zum Erscheinen der Jubiläumsausgabe rückt ja nun unerbittlich und unaufhaltsam immer näher  . Also ,bleibt immer schon gespannt ,was Euch im Juni aus den Untiefen des metallischen Undergrounds so alles erwarten wird .
"THE CRY OF GAIA", das erstklassige Symphonic-Metal-Highlight von EQUINOX haben wir Euch bereits kürzlich ans Herz gelegt.
Jetzt gibt´s den wirklich sehenswerten Clip zur Single ´I Had A Dream´.
Guckst Du hier:  www.youtube.com/watch?v=ye46M3NdUsA&feature=youtu.be
Abgefeiert von internationalen Medien von Europa über die USA bis Asien präsentieren die Franzosen "The Cry Of Gaia" mit stolzgeschwellter Brust dem deutschen Metal-Publikum.
EQUINOX sind ein Paradebeispiel für richtig guten Symphonic Metal.
Dramatik, Pomp, Progressivität und Virtuosität halten sich beeindruckend die Waage.
Da kann man schon mal so mutig sein und sich an ein Cover von Queens ´The Show Must Go On´ herantrauen.
Hauptkomponist / Gitarrist Inophis fühlt sich in Rock, Klassik, Jazz, Pop und Folk gleichermaßen wohl, ist inzwischen sogar in China bekannt - unter anderem war er der erste Künstler, der dort ein instrumentales Gitarrenalbum veröffentlichte und der erste Europäer mit einem eigenen Signature-Gitarren-Modell – und zeigt auf "The Cry Of Gaia" sowohl seine handwerklich Finesse als auch sein Gespür für Songs, die bestens im Ohr hängenbleiben.
Seine Kollegen sind ebenfalls handverlesene Könner, so dass sich der Siegeszug der Band auch hierzulande fortsetzen wird.
http://equinoxinophis.com    www.facebook.com/EquinoxSymphonicProgMetalBandOfficial
Gordeon Music - Zelterstraße 8 - 10439 Berlin –Germany      info@gordeonmusic.de
SCHRAT – “ALPTRAUMGÄNGER”
SCHRAT sind eine dieser Underground-Bands, die sich langsam aber stetig ihren Ruf in der Szene erarbeitet haben. Konsequent und kompromisslos ihrem Pfad folgend, erschuf das bayrische Trio Werke voller Finsternis und eisiger Kälte. Das neue Album "Alptraumgänger" stellt nun den Abschluss einer weiteren Schaffensperiode dar, die sich über die letzten Jahre zog und nun in einem fulminanten Finale mündet. Auf "Alptraumgänger" erwartet den Hörer eine fortschreitende Reise in die Vergangenheit, die sich über zwei thematische Teile hinweg zieht. Stilistisch zeichnen sich die Songs durch einen stärkeren Fokus auf Aggressivität und Brutalität aus, jedoch immer mit dem typisch SCHRATigen Flair: melodiös, old school, symphonisch, eiskalt! Schon auf "Schattenwahn" (2011) waren erste Grundzüge des heutigen Songwritings erkennbar, die über die Jahre und die vorangehende EP "Artefakt" (2015) gereift sind und sich schlussendlich auf "Alptraumgänger" auf einem neuem Level präsentieren. Passend dazu verstärken die Texte die Wirkung der Kompositionen - Oden an den Schrat als personifizierte Rache und Vernichtung sowie Entfesselung des Unterbewussten manifestieren sich mit den musikalischen Eruptionen zu einer beklemmend intensiven Atmosphäre.
Der zweite Teil auf "Alptraumgänger" ist geprägt durch Live-Aufnahmen ausgewählter Songs, die den Hörer unter diesem Gesichtspunkt in den Bann ziehen werden. Das Konzept von SCHRAT umfasst neben den Studioaufnahmen in einer essentiellen Weise auch die livehaftige Darbietung der geschaffen Klangbilder. In Kombination mit dem traditionellem Sound sind sie sowohl eine Reminiszenz an vergangene Rituale als auch ein Ausblick auf Kommende.
 "Alptraumgänger" stellt zudem das Label-Debüt auf Folter Records dar – eine Plattenfirma, die SCHRAT seit längerem als geeigneter Heimathafen und Partner für ihr Schaffen vorschwebte. Mit dieser Veröffentlichung wird die Partnerschaft nun Realität.  https://www.facebook.com/Schratstahl
Folter Records    http://www.folter666.de/
Freunde  wir sind erfreut, euch heute gleich drei Bands vorzustellen, die dieses Jahr auf unserer Zeltbühne spielen werden. Falls ihr die Bands noch nicht kennt, dann hört einfach mal in ihr Material rein. Es lohnt sich. Unsere Tickets gibt es weiterhin an dieser Stelle: www.cudgel.de
THE SPIRIT kommen aus Saarbrücken und könnten in der Lage sein, die große Lücke, die Dissection hinterlassen haben, zu schließen. Diese Band hat den Spirit ihrer Heldenband verstanden und ist in der Lage, daraus Neues zu erschaffen. Hier treffen wohldosierte Blastbeats auf hochdynamische Gitarren, die sich mal ergänzen, mal herausstechende Soli unterstützen, dann wieder einander folgen oder sich duellieren - und das ganze so dermaßen entspannt und ohne Effekthascherei, dass manche Altvorderen schon hurtig mal die Winterpullis aus dem Schrank kramen können in Anbetracht dessen, was hier zukünftig noch zu erwarten ist.
GOATH aus Nürnberg sind der Lusttropfen für die Bestial/War/Black Metal Fraktion und können mittlerweile schon auf zwei volle Alben zurückblicken. GOATH haben den Charme von Archgoat, die Leidenschaft von Blasphemy, die Stimme von Deicide und die Hingabe von Sarcofago übernommen und sind nun auf dem Weg ihre Botschaft unter die Leute zu bekommen. Wie ein blutiger Wagen der spanischen Inquisition rollt diese Satansbrut durch die Landschaften und macht jetzt auch in Schlotheim halt.  
ULTRA SILVAM. Diesen Bandnamen solltet ihr euch einprägen. Die Band stammt aus dem schwedischen Malmö und wird ihre erste deutsche Show auf dem Party.San Metal Open Air spielen. ULTRA SILVAM kommen aus den Untiefen, aus denen einst auch Bathory, Mayhem und Watain gestiegen sind. Macht euch selbst ein Bild von dieser großartigen neuen Band.  
http://www.party-san.de
HELLWERK stehen für einen harten, geraden Industrial-Tech-Hardrock/Metal-Sound mit druckvollen Bässen, eingängigen Melodien und einer facettenreichen Stimme an der Front, inspiriert vom Hardrock, Heavy Metal, EBM- und Gothic-Sound der 80er/90er Jahre.
Im Gegensatz zum teilweise synthetisch produzierten Instrumentalsound bleibt die Stimme weitestgehend unberührt, um einen charakteristischen und kontrastreichen Gesamtsound zu schaffen.
HELLWERK wurden 2014 von den Musiker Al van Hell und Brad Hart in Frankfurt am Main gegründet. Sängerin Anny Missix kam 2015 hinzu.
Live wird die Band von wechselnden Schlagzeugern unterstützt.
HELLWERK veröffentlichen düsteres Video zu "Dark Tragedy"! Bei den werten Kollegen von Metal1.Info gibt es den brandneuen Clip der Industrial-Tech-Rocker Hellwerk zu sehen. Hier entlang:  https://www.metal1.info/metal-news/video-premiere-dark-tragedy-von-hellwerk/
www.hellwerkmusic.com    www.facebook.com/Hellwerkmusic
Gordeon Music - Zelterstraße 8 - 10439 Berlin - Germany      info@gordeonmusic.de
Werte Mitstreiter!  Das kultige Label Rise Above Records von Szene-Legende Lee Dorrian legt mit einem weiteren Leckerbissen nach!
WITCHSKULL sind absolute Erstliga-Echtmetaller!
  Das australische Trio braucht nur Sekunden, um klar zu machen, wer die Chefs im Ring sind.
Riffs zum Niederknien und ein Gesang, der zum Extrem-Fistpumping animiert, einem aber zugleich wohlige Schauer über den Rücken kriechen lässt.
Apropos kriechen: WITCHSKULL sind irgendwie Doom, aber dann doch nicht.
Die Musik kommt direkt aus den Eingeweiden und kickt auch bei Euch genau dort rein.
Nennt es also Doom oder Stoner, wir nennen es METAL! Dazu passen auch die Texte wunderbar.
Es geht um Isolation, Einsamkeit, Depression, Geisteskrankheit, die menschliche Gier, den Materialismus, die Zerstörung der Erde, also irgendwie um das wahre Böse.
Es gibt somit in jeder Hinsicht die volle Breitseite.
www.facebook.com/witchskull
Gordeon Music - Zelterstraße 8 - 10439 Berlin - Germany    info@gordeonmusic.de
Guten Tag, mouldy news! Out now: CASKET / GRAVEYARD GHOUL SPLIT 7"
Lycanthropic Chants opens the coffin lid to unveil two of the mouldiest bands from the German Death Metal underground:
300 copies. Limited versions are available. Exclusive tracks from both bands. Includes a free digital download.
A GRAVEYARD GHOUL motion picture will smash your head with a tombstone at this location:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=guJAIOCBQd8
Please find a short teaser for this split release here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MCr0QT4NPRc
Order here:  http://lycanthropic-chants.de/shop/casket-graveyard-ghoul-split-7
Black vinyl = 147 copies
Green/black marbled vinyl = 97 copies
Mouldy orange vinyl = 43 copies
Feel free to spread the flyer for this release:  http://lycanthropic-chants.de/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/lynch010flyer-web.jpg
Two new CRYPTIC BROOD SHIRTS added to the shop:
Leftovers of the shirt for the "Oscillating Brain" tour are available at this location:  http://lycanthropic-chants.de/shop/cryptic-brood-diskord-oscillating-brain-tour-2018-ts
And a new shirt with "Ridden With Dementia"-art by Dahmer Art is available via http://lycanthropic-chants.de/shop/cryptic-brood-ridden-with-dementia-ts
Distro update:
CRYPTIC BROOD / DISKORD – “Oscillating Brain Tour 2018” TS
CRYPTIC BROOD – “Ridden With Dementia” TS
ENTRAPMENT / MASSIVE ASSAULT split 7′ restock!
GRIM FATE – “Emerging From The Crypt” MC
HUMILIATION / OLDSKULL – “Death Crawling / Night Howler” split 7′ (yellow)
INCINERATOR – “Human Garbage” 7′
PYRE / INTERMENT – “There Is No Redemtion At The Gates Of Wrath” split 7′
VOIDS OF VOMIT – “Ritval Expiation” 7′
WOMBBATH / OBSCURE INFINITY – “Upwards On A Thousand Lies” split 7′ (red)
http://lycanthropic-chants.de/shop/
Lycanthropic Chants presents the HAEMOPHAGUS + EKPYROSIS "IMPENDING DREAD OVER EUROPE" TOUR:
18/05 - get in touch!
19/05 - KASSEL (DE) - confirmed, venue tba
20/05 – DARMSTADT (DE) – venue: Oetinger Villa
21/05 - BONN (DE) – venue: BLA
22/05 - ANTWERP (BL) – venue: Antwerp Music City
23/05 – GRONINGEN (NL) – confirmed, venue tba
24/05 - WOLFSBURG (DE) – venue: s.v. Jugendhaus Ost
25/05 – TORGAU (DE) – Grind the Nazi Scum Festival
26/05 - HAMBURG (DE) – venue: Gängeviertel
27/05 - COPENHAGEN (DK) – venue: Ungdomshuset
29/05 - ROSTOCK (DE) – venue: BLM Tonstudio
30/05 - PRAGUE (CZ) – venue: Modra Vopice
31/05 - BRATISLAVA (SK) – venue: Garazach
01/06 - BUDAPEST (HU) – venue: Pince
02/06 - LJUBJANA (SI) – venue: Gromka
03/06 - MILAN (IT) – venue: Circolo Svolta, Rozzano
Upcoming shows presented by Lycanthropic Chants:
2018.04.06 – Wolfsburg @s.v. Jugendhaus Ost: VERHEERER (GER) + CRYPTIC BROOD (GER) + GRAVEHAMMER (GER) +EBBE (GER)
2018.05.10 – Wolfsburg @s.v. Jugendhaus Ost: ANARCHOS (NLD) + HEAD OF THE BAPTIST (BEL) + PANZER SQUAD (GER)+ CYPHONISM (GER)
2018.05.24 – Wolfsburg @s.v. Jugendhaus Ost: HAEMOPHAGUS (ITA) + EKPYROSIS (ITA) + special guest
Available releases:
LYNCH010 CASAKET / GRAVEYARD GHOUL split 7"
LYNCH009 RESTOS HUMANOS / PAGANIZER split 7"
LYNCH006 HAEMOPHAGUS - "Stream Of Shadows" LP
Thanks for your time.Regards Steffen
CRYPTIC BROOD  Death Metal  www.crypticbrood.de
Lycanthropic Chants  Underground Support  www.lycanthropic-chants.de
Southern California death metal veterans GRAVEHILL have posted the official music video for "Iron & Sulphur." The song comes off the band's newest release, THE UNCHASTE, THE PROFANE & THE WICKED, out now on Dark Descent Records.
Check out the video for "Iron & Sulphur" now at  https://youtu.be/WYVKN-7VtGk
Order The Unchaste, the Profane & the Wicked on CD and digital formats at  darkdescentrecords.bandcamp.com/album/the-unchaste-the-profane-the-wicked
The Unchaste, the Profane & the Wicked sees Corpse relinquishing the bass to take over on vocals, replacing long-time GRAVEHILL growler Abominator. In addition to the switch on vocals, the band welcomes back former guitarist Bodybag Bob (ex-Exhumed) into the fold but this time he's on bass with Eldehelm taking over on guitar. The changes result in the band's best and most focused album to date.  On The Unchaste, the Profane & the Wicked GRAVEHILL continues with their "no gimmicks" brand of death metal with promises only to lay waste to your speakers. Album artwork by Mark Riddick.
In support of the album, GRAVEHILL will join IMPIETY and DIVINE EVE for the American Armageddon Tour 2018. Tour dates are as follows:
Thorgrimm - Drums
Corpse - Vocals
Eldhelm - Guitars
Bodybag Bob - Bass
Hell Messiah - Guitars
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South Dakota-based death metal crew ANGEROT has tapped Decibel Magazine for the exclusive premiere of the video for "The Splendid Iniquity," the title track from the band's forthcoming debut album. 
ANGEROT guitarist/vocalist C.R. Petit comments:
"Lyrically this song drew concept from a lifelong friend of mine. He planted the seed with three brief words, then it was as if this song lyrically wrote itself, to be honest. We had a great time filming this and working with close friends who shared our vision. This is basically part one of two."
Check out the video for "The Splendid Iniquity" at  www.decibelmagazine.com/2018/03/26/watch-angerot-the-splendid-iniquity/
The Splendid Iniquity is scheduled for release on Friday, April 13 through Black Market Metal Label. 
Pre-order info:
CD - 
blackmarketmetallabel.bigcartel.com/product/angerot-the-splendid-iniquity
Vinyl LP -  angerot.bandcamp.com/merch
Featuring a cast of seasoned veterans who share roots that reach back to the very beginnings of the Death Metal Movement, ANGEROT are more than a nod to early Swedish Death Metal, they are pure Swede Death Worship. Recorded with Eddie G at Underground Studios, mixed by Tomas Skogsberg (Entombed, Dismember, Carnage, Grave, At the Gates) at Sunlight Studios and mastered by Brad Boatright at AudioSeige, The Splendid Iniquity is a savage 40 minute sonic assault of 90's Earache Records-era buzzsaw on your ear drums.  
The album boasts guest appearances by some of the greatest names in Death Metal; LG Petrov (Entombed, Entombed AD, Firespawn), James Murphy (Death, Cancer, Disincarnate, Obituary, Testament ), making The Splendid Iniquity an absolute must listen for any fan of 90s Death Metal. 
facebook.com/Angerot     blackmarketmetal.net    facebook.com/blackmarketmetal
Norway's SLEGEST are shortly to head to the studio  to record what will be the band's third full-length album.
All the new material has been written and rehearsed, and an early April date has been set for SLEGEST to begin recording,  with Bjørnar E. Nilsen (VULTURE INDUSTRIES, BLACK HOLE GENERATOR) at the helm in his Conclave and Earshot Studios in Bergen.  According to the band, the new album will show a different side of SLEGEST:
"Riff and sinestry ladies and gentlemen! We have as always turned our eyes inwards to make music. Nevertheless the new songs show a different side of SLEGEST, stained with the music we grew up with - the traditional heavy rock of the 80's. At the same time we have had an almost ridiculous focus on the SLEGEST sound, so those of you who are into that won't be disappointed. When the time comes, let this one spin in the face of life itself!"
It is anticipated that the new, as yet to be named, album will be finished by the end of May, with the release on Dark Essence Records sometime in the Autumn.
As well as working on the new album, SLEGEST have also been in Stavanger to record two tracks for an upcoming Limited Edition 7" Vinyl.  Titled "LAGNAD I E", it will contain four tracks, two of which will be new, and two of which were recorded live.
Set to be released in May on Rhinorat Recordings,  and with artwork by Renathe H. Bryn, tracklisting for "Lagnad i E" is as follows:
1. Maler Lys I Mørketid
2. Blodets Varme Gjennom Meg
3. Rooted In Knowledge (live in Fresvik)
4. Ho Som Haustar Aleine (live in Fresvik)
More information about SLEGEST can be found on the band's website at  http://www.slegest.no/ or their official Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/slegest/  or Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/slegest/
The official video for "I Fortida Sitt Lys" from Slegest's 2016 album "Vidsyn"  can be seen at  https://youtu.be/itzR9V1JgN8
Finnish death metal band Sadistik Forest premiered one of their gnarliest tracks via Kaaos Zine AT THIS LINK. With the ex-Hooded Menace vocalist in their ranks, they're playing a refreshing blend of death metal with elements of black and doom metal. 
SADISTIK FOREST (FINLAND) - 'MORBID MAJESTIES'
Autographed Metallic Green-embossed Box Set / CD / Merch / Digital
Genre - Death Metal
Release Date - May 25th, 2018
Record Label - Transcending Obscurity Records (India)
For fans of - Funebre, Grave, Bolt Thrower, Demilich,  (early) Amorphis, (early) Cadaver, Xysma, Cannibal Corpse
Finnish death metal is known for its quality, and Sadistik Forest are another band to testify to that fact. They're gnarlier than their contemporaries and play a mix of death metal that not only pays homage to the genre's greats but also fuses the sound in a way that's refreshing and also powerful. Guttural vocals by ex-Hooded Menace member soar over the music that borrows elements from doom as well as black metal and yet remains distinctly death metal in its sonic output. Pulsating and heaving like an anguished monster, Sadistik Forest's music rampages over the course of 35 minutes, leaving you beaten down, sore, and asking for more.
Band line up  
Markus Makkonen - Vocals, Bass (ex-Hooded Menace) 
Antti Heikkinen - Guitar 
Matti Salo - Guitars 
Vesa Mutka - Drums 
Artwork by Raul Fuentes
Guest vocals on Destructive Art by Cris Pervertor (Satanika) 
Guest vocals on Zero Progress by Michael Dorrian (Anatomy Of I) 
Track listing
1. Morbidly Majestic 
2. Decades of Torment Then Death 
3. The Hour of Dread 
4. Destructive Art 
5. Zero Progress 
6. Monsters of Death 
7. The Maelstrom Opens 
8. Bones of a Giant
Official Bandcamp
Transcending Obscurity Official Site

Transcending Obscurity Records Facebook

Official Sadistik Forest Facebook
Official Transcending Obscurity YouTube Channel

Thank you very much!
  Kunal Choksi Label owner 
HATE THEM ALL - "DEFENDER OF THE BLACK THRONE"
The new album of true old-school metal followers Hate Them All it is twelve shots straight aimed in face of all those who thought they knew what underground metal is. Defenders Of The Black Throne was made without any cuts, no insets, no unnecessary electronics only Pure Uncompromised Black / Death / Thrash Metal !  Album released on gold CD. All copies are hand numbered.
Release date: 23.03.2018
Format: gold CD / limit box to 27 copies
Edition: without limit
OLD TEMPLE PO BOX 48  86307 GRUDZIADZ 9  POLAND     http://www.oldtemple.com/
War Metal misanthropes AMPÜTATOR join forces with Philipino bestial horde Deiphago to unleash carbonizing hellfire via this long-awaited self-titled split vinyl EP. Scheduled for release April 13 on Florida's Greyhaze Records with the support of Darkness Attack Records, the album showcases both bands at their most barbaric and raw moments. 
Deiphago contributes three crude renderings of songs of their demo Lucifer Alpha Omega. That demo contained songs that would eventually make their way into the band's full-length Satan Alpha Omega. Ampütator, in turn, brings two previously unreleased tracks following the band's previous offerings of absolutely misanthropic, unapologetic and deafening noise. As is common with Greyhaze Records releases, all tracks are mastered for pristine clarity and power, while at the same time carefully honoring their original dynamics and savagery. The EP includes an over-sized poster.
A promo video for Deiphago's "Plague and Satan Triumphant," the split release's opening track, is available at youtu.be/GiMFiobRby4
Pre-order the split at:  https://goo.gl/KHV8aa
Track Listing:
Side A - Deiphago
1- Plague and Satan Triumphant
2- Heretic oath
3- Human Race Absolute End
Side B - Ampütator
1- Impurity Decree
2 - Bitch of Gonorheal Worship 
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Siberian band NYTT LAND presents its new epic musical canvas. Working with the same unchanging 4 band-members, the musicians continue to revive the true magical sound of the Ancient North.
This time the album was recorded without using samples; all parts of the instruments were performed live. All songs were recorded and mixed in one of the technical quality best Russian studios, “Radio Sibir”, which strongly affected the sound quality. All the sounds of nature were recorded in western Siberia and northern Norway.
For the first time the 4-year-old son of Natalia and Anatoly, Yuri Pakhalenko, took part. By this they emphasise the concept of the album – heritage.
As in the previous album, Fimbulvinter (CSR234CD), Oðal features the traditional Siberian overtone singing technique “kargyraa”, but the overtone singing by vocalist Natalia Pakhalenko gives a special character to the sound. This is very unique, since this technique is a almost exclusively a male singing practice due to its physicality.
Members:
Anatoly “Nordman” Pakhalenko – vocals, throat singing, tagelharpa, percussion, keys, programming, mixing.
Natalya “Krauka” Pakhalenko – vocals, throat singing, frame-drum, jew-harp, tin whistle.
Vladimir Titkov – tin whistle, recorder, tenor recorder, percussion, voice. 
Sergey Silitcky – drums, percussion, voice.
Guests musicians:
Yuri Pakhalenko – voice (Deyr Fé / The Heritage)
Viktor Romanenkov – warrior’s choir (Darraðarljóð)
Nikolai Vlasov – warrior’s choir (Darraðarljóð)
Credits:
All songs composed, produced and recorded by Anatoly “Nordman” Pakhalenko and Natalya “Krauka” Pakhalenko in 2017.
Lyrics – Прорицание вёльвы (перевод А. И. Корсуна)
Речи Высокого (перевод А. И. Корсуна)
Völuspá (ed. Guðni Jónsson)
Hávamál (ed. Guðni Jónsson)
Sigrdrífumál (ed. Guðni Jónsson)
Njáls saga (ed. Guðni Jónsson)
Cold Spring (UK)     http://coldspring.co.uk/
Polish doom-death veterans MORDOR unveil a new track, “L.U.C.I.F.E.R.”, from their forthcoming album, “DARKNESS…”. Their first album in 21 years will be released through Pagan Records on 20 April 2018. Pre-orders are available now via the record label's webstore.
Listen to the new track:  https://youtu.be/tABzVYzVxaY
Mordor are one of the precursors of Polish doom metal. Established in 1990 in Częstochowa, they have quickly become one of the most respected Polish doom-death bands. This was confirmed with the favourable response to their “Nothing” (1992) demo and the debut album “Prayer to…” (1993), both receiving positive reviews from around the world.
The comeback album, “Darkness…”, was recorded at No Solace Studio with production duties taken care of by M. of Mgła fame. Consisting of six tracks, it is a return to the band’s roots, naturally continuing from the band’s days in the early 90s when Mordor where one of the first representatives of Polish doom-death metal. Listeners should expect heavy riffs, strong, deep vocals and a massive sound. In short, it is a return to the old atmosphere with a much stronger sound.
PRE-ORDER:
 https://goo.gl/TD6vQL
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DEADLY CARNAGE’S “THROUGH THE VOID, ABOVE THE SUNS” is a phenomenal journey, an unmatched vision of the Cosmos with all its tangible and intangible components: stars, dark matter, black holes. Forces that regulate it up through Light and Time. Each of those often intangible elements has been characterized and almost humanized, to transcend their original dimensions in order to explain themselves to us in an intelligible, universal language of knowledge and enlightenment. It’s a travel that proceeds from the infinitely small world of raw matter to infinite cosmic distances, where Time and Space finally coincide. After everything has been born and has made its course in a myriad of random possibilities, it comes to entropy, to the absolute frost, the loss of every light, the complete end. And, right after, the Universe starts to breath once again, and the eternal cycle restarts.
While in the past DEADLY CARNAGE have explored existentialism, with this new chapter they move towards an universal vision, halfway between science, philosophy, occultism and spirituality.
 What to expect on the musical manifestation side? A wide vision and dark moods following a strong emotional gameplan. Some may recognize doomish shadings, expanding post-rock & shoegaze fields, but the experience still has to be lived…
“Through the Void, Above the Suns” is the fourth album of the band, but it is the first concept album in 12 years of activity. The processing of this album lasted about 4 years.
All previous works have been recorded with another singer, this is the first album with Alexios on vocals (Alexios was already the band's guitarist since 2011).
GENRE: Post-Black / Doom
BIOGRAPHY
Deadly Carnage was born in 2005 from an idea of Adres (bass) and Marco (drums), after the first few periods of militancy in the Black/Thrash Metal scene, the intentions of the band begin to change; the sounds become more atmospheric and introspective. In 2007 Deadly Carnage began a slow shift away from the Black Metal scene in favor of Doom, Post-Rock and Post-Metal influences. This evolutionary period is crowned with the release of "Manthe" in 2014, but the change of Deadly Carnage has not set a limit, the intention of the band is to continue to experiment, evolve and explore new territories without posing musical limits, without barriers. "Through the Void, Above the Suns" represents another chapter in this evolving.
Through the Void, Above the Suns (Concept)
"There is a sacred geometry in the whispers of the strings, creating music in the space between spheres, take a journey through the Void, above the Suns. Start to inhale quantic hummings, vibrating, chaotic energy fills the void following the first information given: Birth, Create. Where no eye can create Matter with his sight, the real fabric of the universe create the basic pillars of the existence: the Hyle, in bright giant furnaces. And Cosmos can be called like so, following a second law: Procreate. So light trasmits the data of life. Light, Lumis, Light. Cosmos is living, Cosmos is breathing. And we are through Streams of Shine. Eye that creates Matter at sight, Matter that bends time at will, then Cosmos duplicate himself to be aware of his own potential. Segments, Ifenes, portions of frozen spacetime. A view of a giant infinite fractalized universal Tree, where every branches are a pulse of a Divide in the storming dusts of time. From infinite possibilities, universe create a multiverse, channeling in this line of spacetime. This is the choosen path. Cosmos is living, Cosmos is breathing. And all goes to repeat where dilute gases uniform to the void, time's exhale: End, Entropy. Cosmos is living, then he follows the third and last order given: Destroy, dragging its charm of absolute emptiness. But we are a single breathe of his quantic lung, feeling again a geometry, whispers inside spheres. We are travelling inside his body to keep it alive. Universe needs a conscious sentient being from the essence of stars. Cosmos is living. Cosmos is breathing.
And we are through Streams of Shine."
DISCOGRAPHY
Noise of War, Noise of Doom --- [Demo 2006 – sef-prod.]
Sentiero I: Empi Inni Alla Consapevolezza di Sé --- [EP 2007 – self -prod./Dark Babel Records]
Decadenza --- [Album 2008 – self-prod./War Kommand Prod./Dark Babel Records]
Sentiero II: Ceneri --- [Album 2011 – ATMF Prod.]
Manthe --- [Album 2014 – ATMF Prod.]
Chasm --- [EP 2016 – Self-prod.]
Through the Void, Above the Suns --- [Album 2018 – ATMF Prod.]
LINE-UP
Alexios – Vocals, Guitars
Dave - Guitars
Adres - Bass
Marco – Drums
GUEST MUSICIANS
Mike Crinella – Shynts (All Songs), Piano Solo (On Divide)
Alice Masini – Cello (On Hyle)
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/DeadlyCarnage/
Bandcamp: 
https://deadlycarnage.bandcamp.com/
Instagram: 
https://www.instagram.com/deadlycarnageband/
Label: 
https://www.atmf.net/
DREAMFIRE – “ATLANTEAN SYMPHONY”
Genre: Neoclassical | Ambient | New Age
For fans of: Arcana | Vangelis | Dark Sanctuary | Dead Can Dance
Back in 2014 musical mastermind Osirion unveiled the first full length album from his atmospheric, neo-classical/ambient solo project – Dreamfire. Nearly fifteen years in the making, Atlantean Symphony was an exploration of the worlds of myth and legend, a doorway to ancient mysteries; an experience that could transport the willing listener to realms beyond mundane experience. Despite only being released independently, the Dreamfire debut caught the imagination of all those who heard it and inspired rapturous responses from respected magazines like Zero Tolerance and Ondes Chocs.
Creatively drained by the writing and recording experience of creating Atlantean Symphony, Osirion withdrew from the spotlight, back into the shadows and the silence. However, as 2017 drew to a close, Minotauro Records were able to coax the enigmatic composer from his haunted halls once more and the first fruits of this new alliance are now available to all; a new edition of Atlantean Symphony, completely remastered, with stunning new artwork and booklet design and two bonus tracks; a 2018 reworking of the original album’s grandiose finale, ‘An Epitaph Engraved In Water’ and the Dreamfire interpretation of Ramin Djawadi’s ‘The Rains Of Castamere’ – as featured in the HBO series, Game Of Thrones.
This is the ultimate edition of the captivating album that in its original form had Zero Tolerance Magazine hailing it as “brooding, inspiring and atmospheric”, a reimagining of the listening experience that left ThisIsNotAScene “imbued with a sense of wonder”. Even more beautifully presented, its atmosphere even more engulfing...beyond epic, beyond dreams, Atlantean Symphony now appears in its ultimate incarnation. Already Giornale Metal have proclaimed this expanded edition of the album "...a pearl of great instrumental music..." and further adulation is bound to follow as more and more people find their way through the gateway to myth and magic, accept the invitation to discover the long lost memories of a greater age.
The 2018 Expanded Edition of Atlantean Symphony is just the beginning of what we can expect from Dreamfire...but what a beginning! And after all, every great story begins with a captivating opening chapter. The doorway is open and your dreams are waiting...
Line-up:
Osirion – All music
www.dreamfiremusic.co.uk
Horror Pain Gore Death Productions have signed Costa Rica's technical Death Metal destroyers ADVENT OF BEDLAM and are set to release their new album entitled HUMAN PORTAL PHENOMENON May 4th on CD and Digital formats. Below is the official description:
Horror Pain Gore Death Productions welcome ADVENT OF BEDLAM to the roster with the new album Human Portal Phenomenon! Hailing from Costa Rica, ADVENT OF BEDLAM play intense, progressive and melodic technical Death Metal. Human Portal Phenomenon is a non-stop journey full of vile melodies, sick drumming and corrosive vocals. A furious manifestation of extreme blackened passages, inspired by different human phenomenons such as Nikola Tesla's poem 'Fragments Of Olympian Gossip', as well as orwellian hymns to concepts like debt, synapses and organ traffic. This album is the much anticipated third stereo swarm from ADVENT OF BEDLAM, and was produced at Cavan Studio in Heredia, Costa Rica by the bands own guitarist Max Gutiérrez. VH1's That Metal Show have proclaimed ADVENT OF BEDLAM as 'Costa Rica's best metal export', and Human Portal Phenomenon is an album that does that title justice. A must have release for fans of Belphegor, Dead Congregation, Hate Eternal, Immolation, Incantation and Morbid Angel.
Pre-order the CD for only $10 with free shipping at  www.horrorpaingoredeath.com/store/hpgd168.html
Pre-order the Digital Download for only $6.66 at  hpgd.bandcamp.com/album/human-portal-phenomenon
Listen to the track "A Human Farm" at  https://youtu.be/S6sWjf3ib-k
TRACK LISTING:
1. Human Portal Phenomenon
2. Olympus Mons
3. Born Of Synapses
4. The Ever Watchful Eye
5. A Liar's Spit
6. A Human Farm
7. The Vanishing
8. Crown Of Greed
9. Comstockery
10. Vultures Of The World 
Romanian Occult Black Metal band ORDINUL NEGRU reveal the first details on their upcoming full-length album, FAUSTIAN NIGHTS, an 8 tracks new effort expected to be released in collaboration with Loud Rage Music sometime this Summer.
Here's what the band had to say:
"First glimpse of the graphic artwork we are conceiving for our new album, we are working as always with Alexandru Das. The title of the album will be “Faustian Nights” and its lyrical concept will be centered around the concept of dark powers, tarot magic and oracles, different historical archetypes such as the character of Faust, Nero, Saint Augustine of Hippo and different rituals such as the Cult of Dionysus, Hecate and Eleusinian Mysteries.
We don’t have a release date scheduled yet but it will happen around the beginning of Summer if this goes accord to our plans."
The band’s previous album, Sorcery of Darkness, was released at the end of 2015 via Loud Rage Music and received enthusiastic reactions from both fans and specialized press. Sorcery of Darkness is still available here:
jewel-case CD:
 http://shop.loudragemusic.com/ordinul-negru-sorcery-of-darkness
digital:
 https://loudragemusic.bandcamp.com/album/ordinul-negru-sorcery-of-darkness
Ordinul Negru   www.facebook.com/ordinulnegru
Loud Rage  www.loudragemusic.com    loudragemusic.bandcamp.com
DE PROFUNDIS – GODFORSAKEN ON THE ROAD TO BLOODSTOCK
The doors have been closed on their first decade and now a new age beckons for De Profundis – a new age of darkness, rage and war! The fifth album from the UK's masters of death, The Blinding Light Of Faith will be loosed from its chains on May 10th by Transcending Obscurity Records and already the reviews have been uniform in their praise and admiration.
Over the course of the year De Profundis will be releasing a video for every single track from The Blinding Light Of Faith and together these visual interpretations will form a stunning, interlinked depiction of the powerful themes of the album. This vast undertaking will be handled by Andy Pilkington of Very Metal Art who has worked with the band before on the macabre clip that accompanied the ‘An Orgy Of Grotesqueries’ track. Today the first video has been unveiled with a premiere at the Metal Injection website. ‘Godforsaken’ is a colossal lament of breathtaking power and its desolate words have been brought magnificently to life in this incredible clip.
WATCH GODFORSAKEN NOW!
Also today De Profundis have been announced as part of the bill for the 2018 edition of Bloodstock Open Air. The band will join Judas Priest, Gojira, Nightwish, Emperor and an incredible array of international metal talent at the Catton Park site in Derbyshire on the weekend of the 9th - 12th August.
GET YOUR BLOODSTOCK TICKETS NOW!
For more information about the new De Profundis album, The Blinding Light Of Faith head to the Imperative PR website
It took five years. Now however, the wait is over, for today marks the release of the brand new album of the hybrid metal horde AWRIZIS, and we can tell that it was well worth the wait! “DREADFUL REFLECTION” is a splendid piece that will, on the scope of ten songs, take you through various extreme metal landscapes, while pumping a load of energy into your veins and first and foremost showcasing that the main thing at stake here is freedom.
Love of freedom emanates from every note of “Dreadful Reflection”, from every aspect of the album. Not only do individual songs have different vibe and emotional charge, whereby each one is de facto of a different genre, but no limits are placed in the visual and lyrical aspect as well, which only underscores how vital the freedom of creative expression is for the band leader and main composer Marek “Frodys” Pytlik.
If freedom is the conceptual pillar of the album, then the main goal composition-wise was to flood the listener with as much energy as possible. Since guitars are the main affective carriers here, special emphasis was placed on their raw sound during the recording sessions at the GM Studio. On top of that, the vocal side was reinforced by guest participation of three notable vocalists from the Czech scene, i.e. Chymus (ISACAARUM, ANTIGOD), Bilos (MALIGNANT TUMOUR) and Bruno (KRABATHOR, HYPNOS), which adds even more thrust to the piece.
And a bit of trivia to conclude with – did you know that composing the new album was in a sense a therapy for Frodys? “Dreadful Reflection” is thus his most personal statement to date, and, as Frodys himself observes, maybe the reason why the album is so “odd”.
Latest music video:  https://youtu.be/taEV9uY3Cvo
Album stream:  https://awrizis1.bandcamp.com/
San Jose, CA's one-man OSDM band RIPPED TO SHREDS, featuring extreme multi-tasker Andrew Lee (ex-DISINCARNATION), has unleashed debut album MAI-ZANG through Malaysia's Necrolatry Records (cassette) and Mexico's Craneo Negro Records (CD). The album is also available for purchase and high volume streaming through rippedtoshredsdeathmetal.bandcamp.com/
Reamping/mixing/mastering on Mai-zang was handled by Damian Herring (HORRENDOUS) at Subterranean Watchtower Studios. Album artwork was created by Skaðvaldur. 
Mai-zang means 'burial' or 'tomb', is a reflection of the turmoil, strife, and chaos of late 19th to early 20th century China as she dealt with multiple internal uprisings and foreign invasions. From the religious purges of the Taiping Rebellion to the mass famine in the wake of the Yellow River flood, each track presents a harrowing vignette of death and horror.
The song "Jiangu," which was performed in Mandarin, informs the themes in the cover art and tone of the album. Taiwanese people are traditionally buried sans embalming to let the flesh naturally rot away. They are exhumed years later to remove and clean the bones, which are placed in a funerary urn, and that urn then reinterred. This practice is called jiangu or "picking up bones." Andrew's great-grandparents were buried in this manner, but in the last 20 years population growth and space concerns prevent full coffin burial so people are cremated instead. Jiangu in the modern context refers to transferring the bone fragments left from cremation into the funerary urn. Worship of those remains is culturally important; what if during the cremation process a mistake was made and the family was handed the wrong person's ashes and bones? "Bone Ritual" then depicts the deceased's impotence in bringing good luck to his descendants as they pay false obeisances to the remains of a stranger.
The cover art shows a traditional grave; for Han Chinese, sweeping the grave is an important annual ritual, so leaving a grave to rot as drawn is an act of supreme disrespect to one's forebears.
RIYL: Entombed, Bolt Thrower, Terrorizer, Horrendous, Witch Vomit.
BIO
RIPPED TO SHREDS began as a collaboration between Andrew Lee on all instruments and BW of Draghkar on vocals in early 2016 to merge Bolt Thrower and Entombed in a crushing soundtrack to tales of China's turbulent history. Early sketches of Yellow River were written in this period, but the project was put on hold with the formation of Disincarnation. After recording and releasing a demo with them, Andrew grew dissatisfied with the direction of the band and resolved to fulfill his vision of violence alone...
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“Death metal needs blood, fire and carnage,” declares JUNGLE ROT throat and rhythm guitarist Dave Matrise. Today, JUNGLE ROT has released a brand new video for ‘The Unstoppable,’ from their long out-of-print album WHAT HORRORS AWAIT. The fourteen track underground classic will debut on vinyl format for the first time worldwide on Record Store Day, April 21, 2018.
“The Unstoppable” Playing Now.
 “Filming the point-of-view aspect from a tank made this video so much better,” states Matrise. “Instead of performing with instruments, we came up with the idea of each JUNGLE ROT soldier inside their own tank - mercilessly fighting and communicating to each other back and forth like killing machines. The lyrics are actually about a rolling death machine and she’s called ‘The Unstoppable,’ the bloodiest, most bad-ass beast you’ve ever seen! Doing the camo face paint is something that I wanted to do for a while and it really captured the whole feel we were going for. Prepare for a total alpha-strike, war-gore cloud of fear with a stop-at-nothing attitude in the thick of battle!”
On the re-issued album Matrise points out, “When we first released What Horrors Await in 2009, it was a one-time deal with a limited run. CD’s never made it to the US and were sold only in Europe where the previous label was based. What Horrors Await has always been JUNGLE ROT’s most sought-after album with fans often paying ridiculous amounts of money for it on eBay. It’s really been a rare and collectible album. We’re so glad it's now out on our home label Victory Records, it will give everybody a chance to finally hear this monstrous release.”
JUNGLE ROT storm into Canada next week for their first shows of 2018, in anticipation of their tenth studio album (set for a spring release). “We feel lucky to be able to express ourselves through so many albums and I’m hoping our fans will never tire of meat and potatoes metal!” admits guitarist Geoff Bub, as bassist James Genenz adds, “We've got quite a fire under our collective asses and we're psyched to get this album out! This is going to be a nasty record!”
JUNGLE ROT 2018 DATES
April 4 - Toronto, CAN @ Coalition
April 5 - Ottawa, CAN @ Café Dekcuf
April 6 - Trois Rivieres, CAN @ Trois Rivieres Metalfest
 Digital format available now.
CD format available April 6.
Vinyl format available April 21.
Buy the digital copy now, pre-order the vinyl, CD and an exclusive t-shirt at this location.
What Horrors Await (Reissue)
1. Worst Case Scenario
2. The Unstoppable
3. Straightjacket Life
4. State Of War
5. Two Faced Disgrace
6. End Of An Age
7.  Speak The Truth
8.  What Horrors Await
9.  Nerve Gas Catastrophe
10. Braindead
11. Atrocity
12. Exit Wounds
13. Invincible Force (Destruction cover)
14. Black Candle Mass
One of Pagan Records’ latest roster additions are the mysterious trio KŁY, who release today a brand new track, “Wypełni”. It comes off their debut album, entitled “SZCZERZENIE”.
LISTEN:  https://youtu.be/gXd9TSthZvM
“Szczerzenie” will be released on 20 April 2018 in digital and digipack CD formats. Pre-orders are available now:  https://bit.ly/2GSGOPL
Although Kły were established in 1997, the band released their first demo, “Taran-Gai”, only last year. Their first full-length release, “Szczerzenie”, was recorded at the turn of 2017/18 at Czyściec studio with Nihil (Furia, Morowe etc.) handling production and mixing duties. 
The album consists of six tracks that are difficult to categorise under one genre. At the roots of the album lies melancholic Burzum-like black metal richly interwoven with different sounds. The band themselves compared those different sounds to the music of Hypothermia, Lifelover, Austere, Grey Waters or even the early works of Ulver, Unholy, Katatonia or Anathema. Kły have a broad spectrum of musical influences; however, black metal, the mountains, the forest and shamanism are the driving force. 
Pagan Records
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That ominous rumbling you heard was not a deception perpetrated by your ears, but rather a warning of a nefarious force emerging from the streets of Birmingham, Alabama. That force is KAMIKAZE ZOMBIE and NIGHT OF THE NUBERUS is now upon us. Released in September 2017, the time has arrive for the rest of the world to heed the warning and prepare for an old school crossover attack that combines black metal melodies, doom/sludge/death metal breakdowns, and in-your-face punk/thrash aggression with lyrical content inspired by horror films. And let's not forget about the serial-killer themed stage shows!
Stream Night of the Nuberus in its entirety by visiting the following link:  kamikazezombie.bandcamp.com/album/night-of-the-nuberus
The music of Night of the Nuberus was written by Clint Spain and Steve Cater, the former also penning the lyrics. The album was recorded, mixed, and mastered by Matthew Washburn (Mastodon) at LedBelly Sound Studio. Artwork and layout come courtesy of Shawn Knight.
Vocalist/Guitarist Clint Spain had this to say about the band's macabre creation:
"Night of the Nuberus is our first major release. We went for a horror movie vibe in writing and recording the album, like a love letter to old slasher movies and horror punk bands. But my love for the New Orleans scene, black metal and the Melvins definitely bleeds through."
Night of the Nuberus can also be purchased at  kamikazezombie.com/merchandise.html
Track Listing
1. Manhunter
2. Eraser-Head
3. The Stone Giant
4. In the Mouth of Madness
5. The Story of Jane Doe
6. 1226
7. Death Rides a Horse
8. The Blood Countess
9. As the Moon Stares at Death
BIO
KAMIKAZE ZOMBIE started in 2014. They are heavy crossover band from Birmingham Al, with multiple influences from hardcore, metal and punk. All of these very different influences led them to become their own genre of heavy music with multiple styles flowing through every KZ song. KAMIKAZE ZOMBIE pushes to bring "old school" back to the masses with horror movie, serial killer themed stage shows and lyrics, black metal melodies, doom/sludge/death metal breakdowns, and in your face punk /thrash aggression.
KAMIKAZE ZOMBIE has shared the stage with Superjoint (Phil Anselmo and Jimmy bower) , Max and Igor Cavaliera, Cannibal Corpse, Doyle, Crowbar, Power trip, Raven, OverKill, Venom, Child Bite, GoatWhore, Iron Reagan, Battle Cross,Valient Thorr, Havck, Toxic Holocaust, Decapitated, Hammer Fight, GateCreeper, Dark Sermon, Exalted and many more.
Album Line-up:
Clint Spain - Vocals and guitar
Steve Cater - Lead guitar, backing vocals and bass
Josh Fondren - Drums
Current Line-up:
Clint Spain - Vocals and guitar
Steve Cater - Lead guitar
Damon Dodd - Bass
Terry Quillen - Drums
www.kamikazezombie.com/      www.facebook.com/kamikazezombieband/     Kamikaze Zombie on YouTube
THUNDERWAR reveal title track from forthcoming album "WOLFPACK"
Find here the  title track  from the forthcoming Lifeforce Records debut "Wolfpack" by Polish oldschool blackened death metal outfit THUNDERWAR.
Old school worship! As soon as you get in touch with the songs of this Polish band, you will feel like you are reminded of legendary metal days. Come into life in Warsaw in 2012, THUNDERWAR are paying tribute to bands like DISSECTION, BATHORY, DEATH, OBITUARY and the 1980ies NWOBHM. ...and much more! After all, the quartet is not content to only emulate their role models. The Poles are also anxious to leave their own accents in the annals of metal. Thus one got to know and appreciate THUNDERWAR on the first EP “The Birth of Thunder” and the full-time debut “Black Storm”. 
The five songs of the “Wolfpack” EP continue the chosen path. The Polish group works out even more clearly and compellingly which kind of metal it prefers. This metal is tradition-conscious, harsh and hymnal, but at the same time also complex and exciting. Great riffs, solos, hooklines and poses are part of THUNDERWAR's repertoire. The Old School Blackened Death Metal of the quartet has it all! Incidentally, the atmospheric and playful edge of THUNDERWAR's metal is surprising and inspiring. These guys  know how to write and play metal hymns for eternity.
The “Wolfpack” EP was recorded in Monochrom Studio with producer Haldor (Satanic Audio). Drums were performed by Paweł 'Pavulon' Jaroszewicz (HATE), while James Stewart (VADER) filled in for the last live shows of THUNDERWAR. Over their time of existence, the group shared stages with legends such as CARCASS, MAYHEM, AMON AMARTH, ABBATH, DEATH (D.T.A.), OBITUARY, ASPHYX and SINISTER.
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Hello! We are 1914 .1914 are an Ukrainian band that formed in 2014, at the 100-th anniversary of the First World War.
All songs dedicated to WWI and coming with fresh, powerful sound and with strong martial atmosphere. 1914 - about the whole theatre of fighting the Great War - the Battle of Gallipoli and the involvement of Ataturk, Brusilovsky breakthrough, the Battle of Verdun, gas attack at Ypres, Italian troops Arditi, Christmas truce and the bombing of London by German Zeppelins, Carpathians winter war, Germans and Austro-Hungarian army against Russian troops and other deadly things of Great War.  And It’s neither about politics, nor about propaganda – it’s just war, trenches, fear, hopelessness and endless death around of you.
WWI does not explored very often in metal, but these Ukrainian brave soldiers make a damn solid case for it. It's stomping, it is heavy as all hell, and just makes you want to get up and march toward death.
1914 is a powerful mix of black metal, sludge and oldschool death
Right now the band started work on their second LP – “…Where fear and weapons meet”  
So if You open to collaboration and searching a new awesome band for your label – 1914 totally this band! One song from upcoming album available here -
https://x1914x.bandcamp.com/track/1914-sto-trupp-1917-demo
https://www.facebook.com/1914band
VOLITION – “ VISIONS OF THE ONSLAUGHT”
The new full-length album “Visions of the Onslaught” captures all the essential elements inherent; the unrelenting brutality, dark brooding atmosphere, the infectious riffs and guitar shredding that lays down the backbone to a solid rhythm section making...
“Visions of the Onslaught” a Death Metal wonder to behold.
Recorded and mixed at Big Adventures Studios, Roger’s Arkansas, USA by Brian Strickert.
VOLITION is one of the USA’s most promising new thrash metal band who have been making impressions within the US death metal scene for the last few years during a cycle of two recent releases, “Vengeful Satisfaction” EP” 2016, and the recently released “Visions of the Onslaught” LP” 2017 respectively, and being pretty consistent on the live shows with today like Havoc, Exmortus, Gatekeeper, D.R. I, etc...  
VOLITION plays a familiar style of thrash / death metal that takes influence from classic old school U.S. death, Voivod Toxic Holocaust, Exodus, Sodom, early Slayer.
Thanks once again!  Michael Howard  Brutal Records
http://www.brutalrecords.us        https://www.facebook.com/VolitionThrash/
Death metal horde DEIQUISITOR and Decibel Magazine present the exclusive premiere of "Planetary Devastation," a brand new track off the band's forthcoming album DOWNFALL OF THE APOSTATES. The album, the second from the trio of veterans of the Danish scene, is due out April 23 on CD, digital and vinyl via Dark Descent Records. 
Bassist Daniel Andersen comments: 
"This is the best production we've had to date and we are all proud of the new album as it captures exactly what the band is about. This new album is everything brutal death metal has been missing since the early 90s. We have put our very soul in to it.  Almost two years of relentless rehearsing to record the album we wanted!  And it's what we got on 'Downfall of the Apostates.'"
Stream "Planetary Devastation" now at  www.decibelmagazine.com/2018/03/30/track-premiere-deiquisitor-planetary-devastation/
Pre-order Downfall of the Apostates at  darkdescentrecords.bandcamp.com/album/downfall-of-the-apostates
From beyond the reach of our solar system comes the Downfall of the Apostates; fast, brutal and unearthly new death metal from Denmark's DEIQUISITOR. Downfall of the Apostates includes nine new songs recorded at Ballade Studios in Copenhagen and mastered at Resonance Sound Studios by Dan Lowndes. Slightly more varied than the debut self-titled album from 2016, without losing the uncompromising fist-to-the-face death metal approach for which the band are known. Downfall of the Apostates dwells on occult science, conspiracies and the extraterrestrial and is accompanied once more by a MFJørg cover illustration.
Album Credits:
Outro by Hurlicy Dunes
Guest vocals: "Downfall of the Apostates" by M (Taphos); "Planetary Devastation" by S.D (Phrenelith); "War on the Gods" by M (Taphos) and S.D (Phrenelith).
Produced and mixed by Lasse Ballade. Mastered by Dan Lowndes.
Cover painting by MFJørg. Layout by Inferno Graphics. Band photo by Naya Buch.
Band Bio:
DEIQUISITOR was formed in 2013 by Henrik B.C and Thomas F.J, both of whom spent time in several Order of the Nonagram bands such as BLODFEST and WOLFSLAIR. The duo has returned to their roots in old-school death metal. Those familiar with Henrik and Thomas' work in the Danish underground scene will recognize elements of the part appearing in their new material. DEIQUISITOR is fast-paced, aggressive and atmospheric death metal influenced heavily by the sound and style of bands who ruled the genre in the early 90s. 
Discography:
Demo 2013 demo tape (2013)
Hexagon Vortex EP (2014)
Deiquisitor (2016)
Sword of Pestilence 7" EP (2017)
Downfall of the Apostates (2018)
DEIQUISITOR:
Henrik B.C. - Drums
Thomas F.J. - Guitar/Vocals
Daniel A. - Bass/Backing Vocals
facebook.com/Deiquisitor   orderofthenonagram.bandcamp.com   www.darkdescentrecords.com
Hey everyone! Right before we hit the sold out Dark Easter Metal Meeting in Munich DAWN OF DISEASE  proud to present you the visualisation of another song from our current album Ascension Gate. Check out the brand-new video for "Leprous Thoughts"!
Watch video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oO2NWHt0Tv0
Upcoming Live Shows 2018 ( Booking:  tomasz@dawnofdisease.com   )
Right from the very first second of their show, the five men fired their brutal melodic death metal into the audience, which celebrated a roaring party in front of the stage that strained their necks.” Live-Review, Summer Breeze Festival 2017 - Metal.de
01.04.2018: DE Dark Easter Metal Meeting, München (/w Paradise Lost, Naglfar ...)
06.-07.04.2018: DE Ragnarök Festival, Lichtenfels (/w Equilibrium, Wolfheart, Batushka ...)
27.04.2018: AT Club Q, Graz (/w Man Must Die, Veins Of Suffering ...)
28.04.2018: AT Escape, Wien (/w Man Must Die, Dismal Lumentis ...)
18.05.2018: DE Rock Hard Festival, Gelsenkirchen (/w Sodom, Tiamat ...)
19.05.2018: DE Holsteiner Death Fest, Ahrensburg (/w Disavowed, Acranius, Orphalis ...)
16.06.2018: DE SubKultur, Hannover (/w Magna Mortalis & Inquiring Blood)
20.-22.07.2018: DE Rock unter den Eichen Festival, Bertingen (/w Suffocation, Kataklysm ...)
10.11.2018: CH Palazzo Beat Club, Chur (/w All Life Ends & Soulline)
Our new album “Ascension Gate” is available here:  https://dawnofdisease.bandcamp.com/
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NEWS 24.3.2018

                                                                                                                                                                                                           
Diese Woche haben wir echt die Tastatur und auch das Hirnmal wieder zum Glühen gebracht ,um endlich mal wieder ein bissel voranzukommen .Neben jeder Masse an Neuigkeiten aus dem Metalbereich ,neuen Konzert-/Festivaltermine ,gibt’s auch mal wieder ein fettes Update in Sachen aktueller Veröffentlichungen:
SIC(K)REATION – „DAEMIURG“
ANGRA – „ OMNI“
ABJURED – „ ABSOLUTIST“
DER BLUTHARSCH AND THE INFINITE CHURCH OF THE LEADING HAND  -“WHAT MAKES YOU PRAY”
HEAVATAR – „ OPUS THE ANNIHILATION“
Die Arbeiten an der Jubiläumsausgabe schreiten immer weiter voran ,wobei man aber dennoch irgendwie doch fast noch am Anfang steht .Gut ,mittlerweile sind so gut wie alle Interviewpartner abgedeckt ,die Special auch schon angefangen und in Sachen Coverlayout ist man mittlerweile auch schon ein gutes Stück weiter gekommen .Bis zum finalen Schluss der Ausarbeitung ,der so irgendwo im Juni liegen soll ,stehen einem aber noch so manch schlaflose Nächte bevor .
Die schwedischen Crossover-Thrasher von NEGATIVE SELF haben ein neues Video veröffentlicht:  https://youtu.be/mAz_rEjDVvo
"In My Head" stammt vom heute erscheinenden Album "CONTROL THE FEAR", das es hier als Stream komplett zu hören gibt:  https://youtu.be/txmZtCrJvHI
Über Negative Self :
Stockholms Crossover-Helden NEGATIVE SELF schießen mit "Control The Fear" ein ganz dickes Ding aus der Hüfte.
Gestartet wurde die Truppe als reines Hobby-Projekt von Sänger Andreas Sandberg (ex-Dr. Living Dead!), der einfach mit seinem Kumpel Tor Nymen (g.) ein paar Songs schrieb.
Binnen kürzester Zeit verselbstständigte sich das Projekt, wurde eine richtige Band und legte 2015 ein selbstbetiteltes Debütalbum vor, das von Kollegen wie The Black Dahlia Murder, Iron Reagan und Beowulf massiv abgefeiert wurde.
Der Nachfolger "Control The Fear" ist ein weiteres Lehrstück in Sachen emotionalem Crossover-Thrash.
Ein schwer geiles Skater-Video zu ´Underneath The Wave´ gibt´s in Kürze!
www.facebook.com/negativeself
Gordeon Music - Zelterstraße 8 - 10439 Berlin - Germany    info@gordeonmusic.de
Die BDHW-Labelkollegen von Negative Self, namentlich WOLFPACK, haben ebenfalls ihr heute erschienenes Album mit dem Titel "LOATHE" auf Youtube zum Stream angeboten.
Hier entlang:  https://youtu.be/sHAsE6KBGlw
Über Wolfpack
Die Pariser Beatdown-Bande WOLFPACK ballert mit "Loathe" diverse Konkurrenten an die nächste Wand.
Die Truppe macht nach wie vor keine Gefangenen, zeigt sich jedoch um einiges abwechslungsreicher und streift gern mal Territorien, in denen sich sonst Gojira, Machine Head oder Slipknot bewegen.
"Loathe" ist ein geschmackvoller, Genregrenzen überwindender Abriss, der es mit jedem aufnehmen kann.
www.facebook.com/wolfpackbeatdown
Gordeon Music - Zelterstraße 8 - 10439 Berlin - Germany     info@gordeonmusic.de
Freunde!  Der Frühling hat nun offiziell begonnen und es wird Zeit sich mental auf die kommende Festivalsaison einzustellen. Wir schieben heute drei sehr interessante Newcomer auf das Feld und hoffen eure Gemüter etwas zu besänftigen. Wer sein Festivalticket noch nicht hat, wird hier glücklich: www.cudgel.de
Die derzeit beste US-Death-Metal-Band der neueren Generation rüstet sich zum Thüringen-Überfall: BLOOD INCANTATION sind mit ihrem originellen Stil irgendwo zwischen Morbid Angel, Death und schwarzmetallischen Facetten längst nicht nur Kritikerlieblinge, sondern haben mit ihrem 2016er Debütalbum „Starspawn“ die komplette Death-Metal-Szene begeistert! Leute, so klingt die Zukunft!
In der Schnittmenge aus Doom, Death, Black und Ritualsounds haben sich die Berliner ESSENZ eine ganz eigene kleine geheimnisvolle Nische geschaffen. Die Macher hinter der Band sind zudem bei Drowned und The Ruins Of Beverast aktiv, so dass ESSENZ lediglich für besonders wichtige und seltene Anlässe zur Verfügung stehen. So wie beim diesjährigen Party.San.
Grenzen? Kennen wir nicht. CRESCENT übrigens bisher auch nicht: Das Quartett kommt aus Ägypten und ist die erste Band ihres Landes, die sich dem Party.San-Publikum vorstellt. Mit ihrem vor kurzem erschienenen zweiten Album, „The Order Of Amenti“, hat die Truppe einen technisch anspruchsvollen Black/Death-Metal-Hammer vorgelegt! Fans von Nile werden Tränen in den Augen haben.
http://www.party-san.de
News von NOIZGATE und DEAFGROUND RECORDS
Huch! Es ist ja schon März! Wie ist das denn passiert? - Eben haben wir Euch noch unseren Jahresrückblick für 2017 geschrieben, nun ist bereits fast wieder ein viertel Jahr rum. So langsam erwachen wir aus dem Winterschlaf und sind bereit Euch ganz schnell mit unseren Neuigkeiten zu versorgen. Und was hilft beim Aufwachen? - Ja, Klar: Musik. Also Lauf aufdrehen und den Frühling rufen.
Groove. Melodie. Kompromisslose Härte. Und jede Menge Abwechslung: THE LEGION:GHOST. Seit 2015 haben sie sich in die erste Reihe der Modern Metal- Front gespielt und treffen auch mit ihrem zweiten Studioalbum WITH COURAGE OF DESPAIR zielgenau den Musiknerv der Stunde. Komplex, dynamisch, wütend, tragisch und unfassbar tight: 12 Tracks am pumpenden Puls der Zeit! 2015 angetreten, gründlich in der Modern Metal Szene aufzuräumen, melden sich THE LEGION:GHOST mit ihrem Zweitwerk zurück. WITH COURAGE OF DESPAIR heißt die neue Scheibe. Zwölf nagelneue Tracks zwischen brachialer Härte und packender Melodie, düsterer Atmosphäre und bittersüßer Tragik hämmern auf das Trommelfell und nageln sich tief und fest ins Hörzentrum. Kein Wunder, haben die Geisterlegionäre doch eine Menge zu bieten: Donnernde Blasts und virtuose Fills, die die Songs unbarmherzig vorwärts peitschen und zusammen mit dem großartig groovenden Bass ein rhythmisches Fundament schaffen, auf dem man eine erdbebensichere Festung errichten könnte. Darüber bilden die beiden Gitarren eine massive Soundwand aus mitreißenden Riffs und vollendeten Soli. Bereits der Opener „Discharged“ vereint direkt so ziemlich alle Stärken der Fünf in einem Track:
Die breite Gitarrenfront bildet eine solide, wie melodische Basis, auf der Sänger Kevin in geshouteten Strophen und perfekt harmonierenden, klar gesungenen Refrains sein gesangliches Können unter Beweis stellt. Die Platte ist eine Mischung aus Ausrast-Songs, Ohrwürmern und teifgründigen Titeln. „F60.0“ beispielsweise prescht atemlos vorwärts, entführt in düstere Melodielabyrinthe und überzeugt durch dramatische Tempowechsel, sowie die anspruchsvolle, abwechslungsreiche Gesangsperformance.
Auch textlich scheuen THE LEGION:GHOST keine Tabuthemen und beziehen in ihren Lyrics immer wieder deutlich Stellung, wenn sie sich neben persönlichen Themen auch politischen, wie der Flüchtlingskrise, widmen. Abschließend zeigt „Swan Song“ die Jungs mal überraschend anders .
In deinem Plattenregal stehen Caliban neben Killswitch Engage, Soilwork und Machine Head? Dann darf WITH COURAGE OF DESPAIR in deiner Sammlung nicht fehlen!
Wir wollen natürlich auch mal neue Bands kennenlernen, und Musiker über ihre persönlichen Erfahrungen ausfragen. Darum haben wir Frontfrau Mara von MIR ZUR FEIER mal drei Fragen gestellt. Wer die Band nicht kennt, checkt mal ihren YOUTUBE-Kanal.
Aus Platzgründen mussten wir das Interview etwas kürzen. Das Ungekürzte gibt es hier.
1. MIR ZUR FEIER vertonen Texte von Rilke mit Death Metal. Wieso Rilke? Als ich Rilke mit 15 entdeckt habe, war das für mich ein bisschen wie eine Offenbarung. Viele seiner Texte sind wie gemacht dafür, nicht vorgelesen oder gesprochen, sondern geschrien zu werden. Da steckt eine ungemeine Wucht hinter den Worten. Ich habe dann eine CD vom „Rilke-Projekt“ von Schönherz und Fleer geschenkt bekommen, die vertonen ebenfalls Texte von ihm, meistens gesprochen von irgendwelchen bekannten Schauspielern. Die Idee fand ich großartig, mich hat dabei nur sehr genervt, dass sie fast ausschließlich die „schönen“, zum Teil sogar eher kitschigen Gedichte genommen haben, was letzten Endes aber nur ein Bruchteil seines Werkes ist. Ja und so kam es, dass ich mir in den Kopf gesetzt habe, Rilke mit Death Metal zu verbinden. Zum Glück konnte ich dann die Jungs damals von der Idee überzeugen als wir die Band gegründet habe.
2. Am 22. März nehmt ihr an den „FEMME BATTLES“ teil, einem Bandcontest für „Female Fronted Metal“. Wie erlebst Du, Mara, im Death Metal die Szene?
Prinzipiell wird es natürlich niemanden überraschen, wenn ich sage, dass du als Frau im Metal erstmal schief angeguckt wirst. Das merkt man alleine daran, dass ich ständig im Backstage für die Freundin von irgendeinem anderen Musiker gehalten werde. Wobei ich da auch sagen muss, dass mir das teilweise genauso geht, wo ich dann auch überrascht bin, wenn ich feststelle, dass da eine Frau auf der Bühne steht und z.B. Bass spielt. Ausgenommen natürlich die ganze Gothic und Symphonic Metal Schiene, wo vorne dann eine gutaussehende Frau mit langen Haaren steht, die eine Korsage trägt und mit Engelsstimme singt. Da tut sich aber zum Glück einiges, dass auch in den anderen Sparten immer mehr Frauen vertreten sind. Trotzdem wirst du nach wie vor anders bewertet als deine männlichen Kollegen, insbesondere was dein Outfit oder eben auch deine Figur angeht. Ich mein, sorry, aber es ist ja nun nicht so, als wenn es im Metal nur äußerst gutaussehende und durchtrainierte Männer geben würde. Das ist dann halt schon frustrierend, wenn man als Frau sich den Arsch abarbeitet um seine Stimme oder Instrument immer weiter auszubauen und eine gute Show abzuliefern und danach wird dir gesagt, dass du aber im Vergleich zum Pressefoto abgenommen hast, wie es mir bei einem unserer letzten Gigs passiert ist. Da bist du erstmal sprachlos. Der Vorteil als Frau liegt allerdings darin, dass nahezu jeder dann total überrascht ist, dass ich ja „wie ein Kerl“ brüllen kann und man dadurch halt eben auch auffällt. Das sind eben die zwei Seiten der Medaille: Du fällst mehr auf, aber du wirst auch immer etwas kritisch beäugt. 3. Anfang 2017 erschien Eure EP „Ein Streifen Wirklichkeit“. Wann dürfen wir auf neues Material von euch hoffen und was sind Eure Pläne für das noch junge Jahr 2018? Der heroische Plan sieht vor, dass wir im Sommer ins Studio gehen und endlich unser erstes Album aufnehmen werden. Bis dahin heißt es noch fleißig an neuem Material schreiben. Und wer weiß, vielleicht schaffen wir es ja tatsächlich bis nach Holland auf’s FEMME. Das wäre auf jeden Fall ein Traum. Wer also am 22.3. noch nichts vorhat: Kommt ins Pitcher nach Düsseldorf und unterstützt uns .
Wir waren wieder DEAFGROUND L!VE. Diesmal „Off the Record“ - mit mehr Redeanteil. Die Kommunikationsfähigkeiten nehmen immer mehr ab, die Leute haben keine Zeit mehr für ihre Mitmenschen und überhaupt geht die Zwischenmenschlichkeit verloren. Da denken wir uns so: Man muss sich auch mal die Zeit nehmen sich miteinander zu unterhalten! Aus diesem Grund haben wir uns entschlossen, neben der Musik als solches, auch die fabrizierenden Musiker in den Mittelpunkt zustellen. In Deafground L!VE nehmen wir eine Band genau unter die Lupe. Ein Wechselbad zwischen Livemusik und Interviews sorgt für ein abwechslungsreiches Seh- und Hörerlebnis für den geneigten Facebooknutzer (Nicht-Facebooknutzer können uns auch auf Youtube zusehen).
Bei der ersten Ausgabe hatten wir ALL WILL KNOW zu Gast. Die haben sich nicht nur in gewohnter Metalmanier mit harten Gitarren und wummernden Schlagzeug, sonder auch akustisch gezeigt. Mit Cowboy-Gitarre und Cajon haben uns die fünf Jungs ihre Songs einmal komplett anders gezeigt.
Zwischen den vier Sets wollten unsere Moderatoren Annika und Clement von ALL WILL KNOW alles wissen. Neben genaueren Informationen zur Musik und dem Schaffensprozess wurden auch Privatleben und Banddynamik erfragt. Wer es verpasst hat und es nachholen will, findet die ganze Sendung auf unserem Facebook- oder Youtube-Kanal.
Uns hat das ganze so viel Spaß gemacht, dass wir uns gleich die nächste Band angelacht haben.
Am 14.04.2018 um 21 Uhr werden WATCH OUT STAMPEDE bei uns sein, mit uns etwas „off the record“ plaudern und natürlich wie gewohnt musikalisch abliefern.
NUVINCI GmbH  Sudbrackstraße 17  33611 Bielefeld  Germany    http://www.noizgate.com     https://www.facebook.com/deafground/
Werte Mitstreiter,"Friede, Freude, ach leck mich am Arsch!"  Mit diesem Einstieg in ihr Debütalbum stellen STUNDE NULL schnell klar, welchen Weg sie gehen wollen: ihren eigenen.
Den Weg "VOM SCHATTEN INS LICHT" - so der Titel des am 13. April erscheinenden Debütalbum der Südtiroler Metalband.
Der Albumtitel unterstreicht, was die Band bereits mit ihrem Namen ausdrücken will.
Wenn alles aussichtslos erscheint, kann man dies auch positiv nützen, um einen Neustart in eine leuchtende Zukunft zu wagen.
Das Album einem eindeutigen Genre zuzuordnen fällt nicht leicht.
Ist es Metal?
Doch eher Metalcore?
Oder vielleicht doch Deutschrock?
Eigentlich egal, denn die verschiedenen Stilelemente werden gekonnt verflochten, so dass Fans mehrerer Genres Gefallen an den zwölf Songs finden können.
Gleich der Opener (und zudem erste Single) ´Freiheitsfahnen statt Krieg und Heer´ zeigt, wie facettenreich die Musik von STUNDE NULL ist: Die Strophe erinnert nach einem kurzen Synth-Intro etwas an Deutschrock, im Refrain wird es dann metallastiger mit eingängiger Hookline.
Auch der Rest des Albums ist sehr abwechslungsreich, aber in sich stimmig.
So klingt in etwa ´Geschichte heißt verstehen´ mit schnellem Gitarrenriff nach Metalcore, ´Und die Hände gehen hoch´ hat einen Hauch von Alternative, und bei ´Nutten und Koks´ geht‘s wiederum voll auf die Zwölf.
Und dann wäre da noch mit ´Keiner stirbt heilig´ eine gefühlvolle Powerballade, die aus der Stadionrock-Ära der 80er stammen könnte, ohne dabei altbacken zu wirken.
Auch bei den Texten wagt Stunde Null eine erfrischende Andersartigkeit:
Immer wieder werden Auswüchse der gegenwärtigen Gesellschaft angeprangert, den Glauben an eine bessere Zukunft verliert man jedoch nie.
So werden einerseits aktuelle soziale Themen kritisch aufgezeigt, ´Sehnsucht nach Gott´ und ´Glaube braucht keine Macht´ zum Beispiel verurteilen die Instrumentalisierung und Machtmissbräuche des Glaubens.
Andererseits werden auch persönlichere Dinge in Texten verarbeitet, so etwa in ´Und die Hände gehen hoch´: Auch, wenn man am Boden ist und keine Hoffnung mehr hat, sollte man nie aufhören an seine Träume zu glauben und für diese zu kämpfen.
Beim Hören des modernen Soundgewandes, für das sich Produzent Jörg „Warthy“ Warthmann verantwortlich zeigt, würde man nicht darauf kommen, dass die Band aus einer 1500-Einwohner-Gemeinde in den Südtiroler Alpen kommt.
Aber genau dort, im beschaulichen Barbian, wurden STUNDE NULL Anfang 2015 gegründet.
Die drei Jahre zwischen Gründung und Veröffentlichung des Debütalbums verbrachte die Band vor allem mit Konzerten in Deutschland, Österreich und Italien.
So, wie die fünf Musiker bei ihren Auftritten zu einer Einheit verschmelzen, merkt man, dass sie nicht nur Bandkollegen, sondern auch Freunde sind.
Das tighte Zusammenspiel und die sprühende Livepräsenz machen Konzerte von STUNDE NULL zu einem Genuss für Ohren und Augen.
Hier gibt´s den sehr coolen Clip zur neuen Single ´Keiner stirbt heilig´:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FqnoGea1AlA
Dazu die Band:
"Drei sehr anstrengende, aber auch durchaus unterhaltsame Drehtage mit "DoWhatever Films" haben zu diesem Musikvideo (oder doch eher „Musik-Mini-Film“? :) ) geführt. „Keiner stirbt heilig“ soll Menschen den Mut geben, IHR EIGENES Leben zu leben und dabei auch Fehler zuzulassen, denn keiner von uns stirbt heilig. Es war uns dieses Mal ein großes Anliegen, die Aussage des Songs auch im Video gut darzustellen. Durch die hervorragende Arbeit aller Schauspieler, Kameraleute, Statisten und aller anderen Involvierten (Vielen Dank dafür!) finden wir, dass dies auch sehr gut gelungen ist. Na, was meint ihr? Schaut euch das Video an und schreibt uns eure Gedanken zu „Keiner stirbt heilig“ in die Kommentare, wir freuen uns auf euer Feedback! Und bitte nicht vergessen: Teilt das Video mit euren Freunden!"
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MASTIC SCUM - VIRTUAL IRREALITY - INSTRUMENT PLAYTHROUGH 2018  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rmW2f9V-dFY
Neues "Instrument Playthrough" Video "Virtual Irreality" ist online! Der Track wurde im Grindlab Studio aufgenommen und im Metalforge Studio gemischt und gemastert. Der Song stammt vom der aktuellen EP "DEFY", der erste Release mit dem neuen Mitglied Wolfgang Rothbauer am Bass. Die EP "DEFY" wurde im Herbst 2017 auf Screaming Victims Records veröffentlicht und ist als 7" Vinyl und MP3 Download erhältlich.
Das Vinyl sowie weiteres Bandmerch gibt's auf Bandcamp masticscum.bandcamp.com sowie im Webshop auf  www.masticscum.com
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Gordeon Music  Zelterstraße 8   10439 Berlin  Germany
The fifth full-length studio album by Russian Progressive Melodic Thrash/Death Metal band DRUKNROLL .
…You are again in the library – calm atmosphere, favorite books on mathematics, philosophy, astronomy and your brain gradually starts to relax and unbalance… And, suddenly huge Metal Thrash-Death roller levels everything on its way at a furious pace, and only from the cabin the hellish shout of the granny sounds: “Give way!”
It's impossible to solve the hard tangle of high-speed styles: Symphonic, Melodic, Progressive, Alternative, Thrash, Melodic Death Metal! Reinforce-concrete drum and bass mixture is firmly intertwined with powerful guitar passages, aggressive and angry vocal pierces into modern and symphonic keys, and mind-blowing dynamic solos will just unbalance your mind!
The album will gladden the fans of such bands as Children Of Bodom, Soilwork, Mercenary, Degradead, Dark Tranquillity, and In Flames!
Metal Scrap Records, 2018 (MSR142/CD).
Biography:   https://label.metalscraprecords.com/
"Unbalanced" by DRUKNROLL (Official teaser):   https://youtu.be/b8HeOnBu1Ec
METAL SCRAP RECORDS INC.
USDM war machine LECHEROUS NOCTURNE are set to launch it most lethal assault to date with the April 6 release of OCCULTACLYSMIC.
The culmination of a 20-plus year journey through chaos, the fifth chapter in this genre-defying band's legacy draws from realms previously unexplored, further twisting the standard definition of extreme metal.
Guitarist Krieshloff comments: "Occultaclysmic is darker, more chaotic, and much more brutal, drawing more influence from blackened and atmospheric masterpieces than previous releases. The structured evolution of our musicianship is at an all-time high, resulting in a torturous opus that will leave death metal fans craving more!"
Occultaclysmic was engineered by Jarrett Pritchard.
Check out album track "Quantum Mysticism" at