NEWS 29.3 2020

                                                                                                       
Da es unter euch Metalverrückten da draußen sicherlich auch einige gibt ,die zur Zeit „ eingesperrt“ sind, sorgen wir wenigstens dafür ,das ihr euch auf eine musikalische  Entdeckungsreise begeben könnt und dann vielleicht auch dafür sorgen werdet/könnt ,das doch noch ein paar Euronen in die Kassen der Bands oder Labels gespült werden .
BURDEN OF LIFE – „ THE MAKESHIFT CONQUEROR”
BOMBS OF HADES – „ PHANTOM BELL“ ( EP )
MINDTECH - "OMNIPRESENCE"
DISTRESSED TO MARROW –„ TRUST THE FILTH“
HRAUN – “BLACK MOLTEN ESSENCE”
NONE VALUELESS ART – „„AGENDA: TRUE NORWEGIAN BLACK METAL“ ( EP )
RITUAL DICTATES - "GIVE IN TO DESPAIR"   HAMMER   
SAREPTA – “PRESERVING THE MADNESS”
STEAMGENERATOR – “ BLACK AS COAL “ ( PROMO CD )
FALLEN ARISE - "ENIGMA"
SUIDAKRA - "ECHOES OF YORE"
Label : MDD Records
Country: Germany
Genre: Celtic Metal
Line-up:
Arkadius Antonik - Vocals, Guitars, Orchestral Arrangements
Sebastian Jensen - Clean Vocals, Guitars
Tim Siebrecht - Backing Vocals, Bass
Ken Jentzen – Drums
Shir-Ran Yinon - Violin
Catalina Popa-Mörck - Flute
Bernhard Mahlmeister - French Horn
Robse (Equilibrium) - guest vocals on "Havoc"
Sascha Aßbach - Backing Vocals
25 years of SUIDAKRA!
After 25 years and 12 studio albums, SuidAkrA undoubtedly belongs to the spearhead of the German metal scene. The Celtic-mythological concept of the band is inseparably connected with the Belgian artist and illustrator Kris Verwimp, who is also the creative mind behind the lyrical concept. After countless tours around the globe, the band was the first metal band ever to perform in 6 different cities in India during their 2014 tour.
On the occasion of their 25th anniversary, the band moved to the Gernhart Studio in the summer of 2019 to record a proper anniversary album featuring their best classics under the wing of Martin Buchwalter. All recorded tracks were chosen by fans in a Kickstarter project. As a bonus, former member Marcel Schoenen made his return to record his vocal lines, so the classic SuidAkrA-feeling of those old songs sound as fresh and polished as possible.
"Echoes Of Yore" is released in a lavishly illustrated DigiPak as a double CD/DVD, which contains the 10 newly recorded tracks as well as a bonus data media on which the 45-minute live show from this year's Wacken Open Air is included as a full HD file. The album will also be released as a vinyl edition at the same time.
https://www.suidakra.com/
Das brandneue Video von COURSE OF FATE zur heute erscheinenden Single 'Utopia' gibt es hier zu sehen: https://youtu.be/pdLs1rJOFLk
Der Song, welcher aus dem kommenden Album MINDWEAVER stammt, ist nun auf allen Digital- und Streamingplattformen zu hören.
Die Band kommentiert:
"Inspired by his visions our friend attempts a gathering of his followers in the establishment of a perfect world, a place of dreams come true, a utopia free of fear and danger, only to have it fail in an all too familiar wave of tragedy. This is our tribute to the greatest progressive trio ever to set foot outside Canada"
Written and directed by Eivind Gunnesen
Co-directed by Carl Marius Saugstad
Editing by Carl Marius Saugstad
Cinematography by Carl Marius Saugstad and Course of Fate
Produced by Course of Fate with Ove Tindlund as the man with a vision
Aus Norwegen kommen COURSE OF FATE und stehen in der Tradition ganz großer Progressive Rock- und Metal-Helden. Der Band gelingt das Husarenstück, gleichermaßen Fans von Opeth, Queensrÿche, Fates Warning und Pink Floyd zu begeistern. Das klingt selbstbewusst – und ist es auch. Zu Recht! "Mindweaver" ist ein 45-minütiges Konzeptwerk, das von Großtaten wie "Scenes From A Memory", "Operation: Mindcrime" und "The Wall" beeinflusst ist, aber umgehend durch eine eigene Note beeindruckt. COURSE OF FATE faszinieren durch eine immense künstlerische Vision, manifestiert durch handwerkliche Finesse und wunderschöne Hooks.
"Mindweaver" wird über ROAR! Rock of Angels Records veröffentlicht und sowohl physisch, als auch digital am 15. Mai erhältlich sein.
Vorbestellt werden kann das Werk hier: https://roar.gr/product/course-of-fate-mindweaver-digipack-cd/
Es wird als Tri-fold Digipak CD, Silber/Weiß/Schwarz Marbled Vinyl (limitiert auf 250 Stck.) & Streaming/Download erhältlich sein.
Das Album digital vormerken kann man hier:
https://backl.ink/129136643
Tracklist:
1. There Is Someone Watching
2. The Faceless Men Pt. I
3. Endgame
4. Utopia
5. The Walls Are Closing In
6. Wolves
7. Drifting Away
8. The Faceless Men Pt. II
COURSE OF FATE sind:
Eivind Gunnesen – Vocals
Kenneth Henriksen – Guitar
Marcus Lorentzen – Guitar
Carl Marius Saugstad – Keyboard
Daniel Nygaard – Bass
Per-Morten Bergseth - Drums
Mixed and mastered by Arnold Lindberg at Nobel Street Studio in Gothenburg.
Cover art and layout by Stan W Decker.
Band photo by Terje "Metaworks" Johansen.
Produced by Course of Fate and Jon Fredrik Olsen.
www.facebook.com/courseoffate
Hi - Chris and Paul from Imperative PR here with news of a stunning video release from ANTE-INFERNO...As we lead up to the release of Ante-Inferno's remarkable FANE album, coming on May 1st through UKEM Records, the band present us with a beautiful visual realisation of one of the album's most outstanding tracks. 'Oath' will take you beyond the doors of the Fane to a world of shadow and wonder, darkness and terror that exists beyond the boundaries of our clouded sight. The breathtaking video breaks down the walls that currently enclose us all, opening our hearts and minds to the glories of nature that await our deeper appreciation when this sickness passes.
Ante-Inferno offered us these thoughts to share with you about 'Oath' and the video that accompanies it...
“‘Oath’ is a study of the macabre world that lies beyond the civilised universe that we inhabit. It is a reminder that, no matter how much concrete, glass, plastic and detritus we fill our earth with, there is a darkness that lives on at the very fringes of the realm we know and understand.  
 The song and video further our investigation into subversive forms of worship, and the fear and corrupting influence of what can neither be seen nor touched - but sensed, always - in the unfettered wildness of the natural world that we seek, and fail, to control.”
The magic of 'Oath' is available to experience today, exclusively at No Clean Singing, so travel there now and feed your soul with its secrets...
https://www.nocleansinging.com/2020/03/27/an-ncs-video-premiere-ante-inferno-oath/
Don't forget that Fane will be with us on May 1st through UKEM Records!
Visit Ante-Inferno on https://www.facebook.com/ANTEINFERNO/
Visit http://www.ukemrecords.co.uk/
Finnish melodic death metallers TORCHIA's sophomore album "THE COVEN" is now out of March 27th via Rockshots Records.
Arising from the inner darkness of composer and lyricist Ville Riitamaa, TORCHIA takes inspiration from a multitude of metal subgenres and their mission is to revitalize the genre of melodic death metal by bringing in a sense of danger and unpredictability.
"The Coven" is available on all the physical and digital stores: 
https://smarturl.it/TheCoven
To celebrate the album's release, the band has also unleashed an official audio track for 'Sky', now available on YouTube: 
https://youtu.be/_gU0pnHj9xA
The band comments about the song:
"With an intro depicting the singing of the gathering witches in the album cover, ‘Sky’ opens the album with a crushing death metal theme. We wanted to have a very different opener compared to the first album and this track showcases some new directions for Torchia right from the start. The song combines traditional death metal with grand melodic choruses and guitar solos, making it an epic start for the album."
TORCHIA is a five-members metal band from Tampere, Finland. They released their first full-length album "Of Curses and Grief" in October 2017. The album was produced and mixed by renowned Finnish producer Hiili Hiilesmaa who is known for his work with bands like HIM, Amorphis, Ensiferum, and Apocalyptica. The album was picked 7th best Finnish album of 2017 by Inferno Magazine, the biggest metal media in Finland.
After that album's release, TORCHIA toured Finland, Europe and Taiwan playing dozens of shows. In early 2019, the band struck a booking and management deal with Heavy Metal Heart and by the end of the year, they signed a deal with Rockshots Records from Italy to release the next TORCHIA album "The Coven" for March 27, 2020.
'Plague Pleasant': 
https://youtu.be/t9z9Q_dMrn4
'Moon, Rise!': https://youtu.be/raRFpb5l5Po
For fans of :  King Diamond, At the Gates, Morbid Angel
Track Listing:
1. Sky
2. Gallows
3. Moon, Rise!
4. Lord of Dreams (Cult March)
5. Plague Peasant
6. Jäämaa
7. Memoirs
8. Astral Planes
9. Forever Blood
TORCHIA is:
Edward Torchia - Lead and backing vocals
Ville Riitamaa - Rhythm and Lead Guitars, Backing Vocals
Henri Heikkinen - Rhythm Guitars
Pirkka Birkstedt - Bass  
Ville Virtanen - Drums  
http://torchia.fi/
http://www.rockshots.eu/
TESTAMENT – “TITANS OF CREATION”
The time has arrived for TESTAMENT to unleash new thunder to the masses and reveal their thirteenth studio album: Titans OF Creation. Just as the elements of this planet thrive within all living creatures, each musician in TESTAMENT represents a necessary component of this latest musical endeavour. Still filled with a massive and unstoppable energy since their last release, TESTAMENT has taken their style to the next level and present an album that is loyal to the roots of traditional thrash metal while still bringing alluring, brilliant, and progressive ingredients to the table. Bass is showcased, new vocals are introduced, and as expected, the guitarwork of Peterson and Skolnick is greatly complex and mesmerizing.   
Eliran Kantor stepped up once again to create a new piece of artwork for the cover of this release. His classic, almost Renaissance style of painting melds beautifully with the ancient, psychological, and enlightened subject matter of the songs. Three monstrous titans stand in the place where the planets are formed. One pours molding liquid which the others hammer into human DNA, twisting and turning into the ring of a newborn planet. Each titan has the flame of a dying star burning in their chest; the origin of the atoms making up the bodies that are bubbling and boiling on the curves of the spiraling helix.  
Titans OF Creation has many moods and material contained within; all of which somehow tie into a common philosophy of creation and its necessary counterpart: destruction. “Children Of The Next Level” smashes through the gates as the opening track with a flood of sound that prepares the listener for an abundance of violent thrash. Meanwhile, the lyrics rage about the outrageous philosophies of the Heaven’s Gate cult (founded in 1974).  
Songs like “Dream Deceiver” carry more old school sound that will tickle the senses of any common TESTAMENT fan. The lyrics describe being trapped in a dream by an otherworldly female force who is slowly working to degrade the mind. Dreams are part of existence, but when we are asleep we are entirely vulnerable; one of the many mysteries of being human. “Someone’s haunting you and won’t leave you alone; the only time they pick at you is at night when they can control the way you sleep,” describes vocalist Chuck Billy. 
“Night of the Witch” features frightening and captivating vocals from Eric Peterson. Carrying a vibe far more akin to Black Metal, Peterson swoops in with a power that melds perfectly with Billy’s ground shaking, guttural growls. Taking some influence from Robert Egger’s 2015 horror masterpiece “The VVitch: A New England Folktale,” the song carries with it a magical quality that directly reflects the mood of the film. At the very end of the track, a theremin howls through the air much like witches rising towards the moon; setting the final tone. “The album has a lot about it that’s fresh to the ear,” explains Peterson.
Written by guitarist Alex Skolnick, “Symptoms” is filled with detailed with intricate guitar work that well represents the complicated and spellbinding journey that comes along with handling depression, mood swings, and a countless list of mental health frustrations. The lyrics in this song discuss a sad truth: that mental illness is more common than we all think, and than many of us are willing to acknowledge. On a lighter note, a vibrant track entitled “The Healers” swings back and forth between waves of death and thrash, heavy and melodic, light and dark. The words are spiritual, and extremely personal. They describe Billy’s own experience dealing with all natural medicine men; the elders of the earth, and how they managed to help him pinpoint and heal his past illness. “City Of Angels” comes bearing an entirely new sound for TESTAMENT. The creeping sludgieness and slow, stalking tempo, walk hand in hand with the almost unbelievably gruesome tale of the Nightstalker Richard Ramierz, all combining to form another stand-out track on the record. 
In 2020 the days of writing an album all together in one room are far gone, but to be able to take advantage of technology allows for TESTAMENT to go about a very similar writing process to what they always have. Basic songs are molded, structures are added by everyone in the group, instrumentals are highlighted, and finally the lyrics and vocals are created to finalize the sonic story. Facetime and human on human contact still remain crucial elements to TESTAMENT’s song writing process and at some point throughout, every member physically interacts and writes with one another. In between writing this album, the band toured relentlessly which allowed for less stress, more time in between, and greater inspiration for this album cycle. There was also plenty of anxiety-free and level-headed time for pre-production and the initial recording process with Juan Urteaga of Trident Studios. Andy Sneap was then able to tweak, mix, and master this album to his usual perfection. 
TESTAMENT’s process of creation has evolved and progressed yet they’ve remained steadfast over the course of literal decades. While always managing to present the genuine aspects of thrash metal that solidify their existence, they spread into unique horizons through developing crisp and fascinating sounds.
Tracklisting:
01. Children Of The Next Level
02. WWIII
03. Dream Deceiver
04. Night Of The Witch
05. City Of Angels
06. Ishtars Gate
07. Symptoms
08. False Prophet
09. The Healers
10. Code Of Hammurabi
11. Curse Of Osiris
12. Catacombs
Line up:
Chuck Billy | vocals 
Eric Peterson | guitars 
Alex Skolnick | guitars 
Steve DiGiorgio | bass 
Gene Hoglan | drums
www.testamentlegions.us 
www.facebook.com/testamentlegions
www.nuclearblast.de/testament
SPACE PARASITES - "RAW AND VIOLENT"
Label : Zoundr
Country: Germany
Genre: Heavy Metal, Thrash Metal
Line-up:
Nadine "Danger Dine" Woelk; vocals
Sebastian "Iron Daschke": guitars
Diana "Gory DI": bass
Willi: drums
Warning! Invasion! Mutated killer lice, space wolves and intergalactic giant spiders attack! Plus a space stripper song, that's the general term of the Berlin Heavy Metal Band „Space Parasites“. The quartet consisting of two ladies (vocals, bass) and two gentlemen (guitar, drums) delivers rough, hard heavy metal in a original wall of sound on their debut release. The 14 songs deliver over 50 minutes raw power and absolutely live up to the title of the work: „Raw and Violent“!
https://www.facebook.com/Spaceparasites/
WELICORUSS' New Album "SIBERIAN HEATHEN HORDE" Out Now! Symphonic Black Metal Lords WELICORUSS have released their new album "Siberian Heathen Horde" today, March 27th, via El Puerto Records worldwide including all digital store like Spotify, iTunes, Amazon, Google Play and ect.  
The band stated:
"Horde! Today Welicoruss has stepped to the new level in its biography! Today is the day of release of our long-awaited 4th full-length album "Siberian Heathen Horde" via our label El Puerto Records, and we indescribably happy that finally it happened! A lot of effort, time, work has been put into this album, you can see level of our skills as musicians and composers, we are truly proud of result and hope that it will settle for a long time in your CD/MP3 player or Spotify playlist! This album is a 5 year old piece of our life, for which we have experienced a lot, lost a lot, but also achieved so much, all this can be heard in this album, filled with aggression, mysticism, pain and joy!
Once again we apologize for such a monstrous delay, we are struggling with the obstacles of outside world every day, but we are not always able to be winner, but nevertheless thanks for your patience and support!
We remember the time in the late 90s - early 2000s, when our beloved bands released iconic cult albums, which we still listen to and enjoy it and "Siberian Heathen Horde" for us is the same album. Too much lyrics, enough of that! Just follow the link below, listen to it, and write what you think about that!"
Tracklisting:
1. Spellcaster
2. Siberian Heathen Horde
3. Path Of Seductions
4. Frostbounded
5. Metaphysical (feat. Rob Carson from Xaon band)
6 Tree Of Nations
7. Crossroad of Life (orchestral instrumental)
8. The Prophecy
9. Hymn Of Lost Souls
Follow the band
 
on Instagram: https://bit.ly/2TyORbd
Watch the video for the title track ‘Siberian Heathen Horde’, here: https://youtu.be/VbC7TetpqOI and ‘Spellcaster’ here: https://youtu.be/6Q2fnHBxvqk
Symphonic Black Metal From The Coldest Depths of Siberia is what WELICORUSS (formed in 2005) have brought with them to us here in Europe. WELICORUSS appeared in Europe 3 years ago and they are already playing all the biggest festival across the whole Europe and playing over 320 concerts. You will be absolutely stunned by their stage performance and imagery as they take you away on a journey far away to Depths of Icy Cold Siberia and back.
https://www.facebook.com/welicoruss
https://alphaomega-management.com

 NEWS 28.3 2020

Hey Ho, neben dem ganzen spaßigen Irrsinn aufgrund der Überreaktion der Leute, den ernstzunehmenden Nachrichten aus Italien und anderswo, möchte ich einfach mal meine Gedanken bzgl. unserer Hellish Gartenparty, dem IN FLAMMEN OPEN AIR übermitteln.
Ich selbst sehe unser Jubiläum 100%ig stattfinden. Für den Sommer gibt es noch keine offiziellen Meldungen und somit ist alles andere Spekulation. Im Inneren bin ich diesbezüglich und aktuell absolut relaxt und arbeite an allem was so zu organisieren ist.
Was bringt es, in Panik und Weltuntergangsstimmung zu verfallen. Weder sehe ich Panzer vor der Stadt, noch kenne ich jemanden, der irgendjemanden kennt, von dem irgendwer erfahren haben könnte, dass jemand im Bekanntenkreis gesundheitlich schwer betroffen ist.
Wirtschaftlich trifft es natürlich gerade viele Firmen sehr sehr hart.
Heute höre ich, dass es für Änderungen bei den Einschränkungen noch zu früh sei, es aber durchaus auch schon Pläne für eine Lockerung gibt. Ändert sich ja alles täglich.Südkorea macht es vor, es gibt Massentests und das Land kommt ohne Einschränkungen aus.
Wäre ich immer den „Nein-Sagern“ und dem Pessimismus gefolgt, stünden wir heute nicht da, wo wir sind.
Von daher denk ich:
Ja, es wird stattfinden.
Ja, die Krise geht vorbei
Und ja, sollte es doch anders kommen, wird halt umorganisiert und für alles eine Lösung gefunden.
Von daher geht`s mit voller Fahrt und Kraft weiter.
Seid positiv denkend bleibt vor allem gesund und wir packen auch 2020, 2021, 2022 und viele Jahre mehr unvergesslich zu machen.
METAL IST FREIHEIT
www.in-flammen.com
Das süddeutsche PunkRock-Quartett SICK OF SOCIETY möchte ihren Fans (sowie denjedigen, die es noch werden wollen) in der aktuellen Quarantäne-Zeit mit einer schicken "CDs for Free"-Aktion das zu-Hause-sein versüßen.
Auf den Social Media Kanälen der Band gibt es folgendes Statement zu lesen:  
"Aktuell sind wir ja alle mehr oder weniger aus bekannten Gründen kaserniert. Um diese unfreiwillige, aber wohl nötige, Zeit der Einschränkung zu überstehen, haben wir uns dazu entschlossen dem Viruskoller eine Kleinigkeit entgegenzusetzen. Sollte Euch langweilig sein und der Sinn nach ohrenperforierendem Punk Rock stehen, dann schaut mal in unseren Shop. Wir hauen ein paar Packen CD's for FREE raus (max. 4 CD's pro Bestellung und nur solange der Vorrat reicht). Einfach bestellen, Porto via PayPal bezahlen (bis 2 CD's 2 Euro; bis 4 CD's 3 Euro) und schon geht die Bestellung an Euch raus!
Ganz genau, richtig gelesen!!! CD's für umme, ihr bezahlt nur den Versand.
Damit sollte sich jedem eine gewisse Textsicherheit für die kommenden Konzerte, wann auch immer diese stattfinden werden, antrainieren lassen... wir zählen auf Euch! Bleibt bis dahin gesund, immer schön die Hände waschen und nicht vergessen immer genug lecker Bierchen im Keller oder Kühlschrank haben. Damit hört sich unser Kram gleich doppelt so gut an... haben wir uns sagen lassen! Wir sehen uns..."
Für mehr Infos und den Shop hier klicken:
http://www.sickofsociety.de
Die Sheffield-Shredder MALEVOLENCE veröffentlichen "Remain Unbeaten", die zweite Single aus der kommenden EP "THE OTHER SIDE".
Hier gibt's das Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8fADN1udVjY
Frontmann Alex Taylor sagt:
"The world has decided to present the majority of us with a challenge, in one way or another. Certain luxuries that we admit we have taken for granted until recently such as the ability to tour the world and play festivals have been ripped out from under us. However, more importantly is the fact that the wellbeing of those more vulnerable among us is at risk. It’s apparent that tough times lie ahead, which increases the need to take matters seriously and to stay positive in the face of such monumental challenges. Something we still have is music. For us it will always play a powerful role in motivating and driving us through the difficulties we are faced with day to day, which brings us to our next single - “Remain Unbeaten”.
The visual for this song was filmed primarily in Tokyo, Japan and is our favourite Malevolence video to date. We stand by the message of the song wholeheartedly and I hope that it can empower people to face whatever adversity comes their way and to carry them through these days ahead. A Vow To Never Be Defeated."
Der Track stammt aus der kommenden EP "The Other Side" der Band, die am 24. April über das eigene Label MLVLTD MUSIC veröffentlicht wird. Die drei-Track-EP ist der Nachfolger des 2017er Albums „Self Supremacy“, dass die Band von "kings of the underground" zu nationalen Vertretern des britischen Metal und Hardcore katapultierte und bescherte MALEVOLENCE ausverkaufte Clubshows in Europa, USA, Südostasien und Japan.
Trotz des DIY-Status der Band hat MALEVOLENCE keine Abstrichte gemacht: mit der Audioproduktion von Carl Bown (Trivium, Bullet For My Valentine) und atemberaubenden Coverartwork von Eliran Kantor (Testament, Iced Earth, Sodom, Venom Prison, Hatebreed) hat MALEVOLENCE ein Team der besten Talente im Bereich Metal zusammengestellt. Das Ergebnis kann sich sehen lassen.
Tracklist „The Other Side“
1. Remain Unbeaten
2. Keep Your Distance (ft. Bryan, Knocked Loose)
3. The Other Side
MALEVOLENCE-Fans werden wissen, dass es nur wenige Platten der Band gibt, aber die Band war in den letzten drei Jahren auf der Live-Front keineswegs ruhig; zerlegte Venues und weltweite Circlepits auf Touren mit Knocked Loose, Comeback Kid, Unearth, Darkest Hour und Terror. Mit Letzteren tourte MALEVOLENCE zum ersten Mal durch Australien.
Live Dates 2020
26.06.2020 (NED) Ysselsteyn, Jera On Air
27.-31.07.2020 (SLO) Tolmin, Metaldays
30.07.-01.08.2020 (CHE) Gränichen, Open Air Gränichen
15.08.2020 (DEU) Trier, Summer Blast Open Air
16.08.2020 (GBR) Winchester, Boomtown Festival
27.09.2020 (GBR) Brighton, The Chalk Bash At The Beach
www.facebook.com/MalevolenceRiff
www.facebook.com/MLVLTD/
Livin’dead ist DREAMSPY’s Starter, eine Single aus seinem ersten Album, das später veröffentlicht wird. Die Klang- und Lyrikwelt des Songs ist pompös und wahnsinnig reißend: eine Stimme aus der Dunkelheit der Seele. Das von Teemu Kokkonen gefertigte Video bringt dazu noch eine eigenständige Interprätation.
Höre die Single:
Youtube: https://youtu.be/T22bZWBIiPg
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/33MT5AC
Apple Music: https://apple.co/3bpRDa8
Amazon: https://amzn.to/3bpROCk
DreamSpy ist ein Soloprojekt des Sängers und Bassisten Anssi Tamminen. Im Mittelpunkt seiner Musik brüllt auf Breitband die rissige Stimme eines E-Kontrabasses, unterstützt von einem gemischten Schlagzeugset bestehend aus maschinellen und natürlichen Sounds. Klavier- und Keyboardsounds spielen zeitweise eine große Rolle im Tonbild und im Ausdruck. Dabei malen sie schneidend schöne Soundlandschaften. Die Gesanginterprätation Tamminens wird von eskapistischen, aus den unbewussten Tiefen steigenden Lyriken definiert - aus einem Geflüster bis zu danzigartigem Baritongebrüll.
https://www.facebook.com/DreamSpy
https://www.dreamspy.org
THE COMMITTEE haben in den vergangenen Jahren für einige Highlights gesorgt. Neben ihrem Debütalbum „Power Through Unity“ (2014) und dem ebenfalls hochgelobtem Nachfolger „Memorandum Occultus“ (2017) hat sich die international besetzte Band vor allem Live einen ausgezeichneten Namen erspielt. „UTOPIAN DECEPTION“ wird nun das dritte Werk heißen, dass sich ist eine Reise in die Welt des Social Engineering, der Manipulation, des Betrugs und der Herrschaft. Dem Verstand und der dahinter stehenden Technologie werden Fesseln angelegt. Das dritte Album wird erneut via Folter Records erscheinen. Aufgrund der aktuell allseits bekannten Situation ist noch kein genaues VÖ-Datum terminiert.
1. Awakening – Unimaginable
2. Lexi-Con – Radical
3. Infection – Sensible
4. Harrowing The Sane - Popularization
5. Ossification – Law
6. Ashes – Norm
http://thecommitteeband.weebly.com/
http://www.folter666.de/
Die Düster-Avantgardisten von TRISTWOOD veröffentlichen ihr nächstes Brachialwerk „BLACKCROWNED MAJESTY“ im Mai 2020
Die österreichischen Krawall-Avantgardisten von Tristwood werden im Mai 2020 "Blackcrowned Majesty" veröffentlichen, den lang erwarteten Nachfolger ihres 2010 releasten post-industriellen Brachialwerks "Dystopia et Disturbia".
Bereits 2019 hatte der Vortex Squad eine Zusammenstellung von drei EPs unter dem Titel "Nyx" auf den Markt geworfen, der vor allem der Tristwood-Fangemeinde zugänglich gemacht wurde.
"Wir haben uns immer ein wenig von der Metal-Gemeinschaft abgesondert, sind einfach krude und ewig grantige Alpenbewohner und unser elektroniklastiger Schwarzwurzel-Sound ist auch nach fast 20 Jahren nichts für schwache Nerven. Unser neues Blast-Opus Blackcrowned Majesty wird als etwas Exklusives vermarktet und vertrieben. Tristwood ist eben eine Band für ein extravagantes Black- und Death-Metal-Publikum, das nicht auf peinlichen Pop-Metal steht", sagt Deimon, Keyboarder, Sänger und Produzent des neuen Albums.
Auf die Frage nach der musikalischen Richtung antwortet Neru, Gitarrist und Soundtüftler: "Es war wichtig, unsere Einflüsse aus den 1980er und 1990er Jahren in die Songs und den ureigenen Tristwood-Stil einfließen zu lassen, der von Industrial und echter, radikaler Metal-Musik a la Hellhammer, Nihilist, Ministry, Nasum, Nocturnus und Kraftwerk beeinflusst ist. Das Material sollte diesmal antikommerziell, roh, dunkel, verstörend und derbe nach echter Kargheit, Dunkelheit und oldschooliger Grindcore- und Black/Death-Raserei klingen.“
Auf „Blackcrowned Majesty“ werden acht brutale Hymnen präsentiert, die den Hörer auf eine Reise in tiefste Untiefen einer eigens für dieses Album erschaffenen Anderswelt entführt:
1. Re-Enthronement of the Damned.
2. He Who Traversed a Greater Oblivion
3. A Blackcrowned Majesty
4. Her Wraith Through Stygonian Lands
5. The Hall of Rauthra's Fate
6. Acherontic Death Cult
7. Bone Cathedral
8. Nightshade Eternal
„Bone Cathedral“, eine Hommage an die reine Klarheit wahrer extremer Metallkunst, kann hier vorab gehört werden:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zbgmDI4aq2U
Tristwoods Story:
1996 - formed as "December" - Demo "Torment" recorded and released on 20 Cassettes
2002 - Reformed as Tristwood
2003 - first Demo "Fragments of the Mechanical Unbecoming" released
2004 - first full length "Amygdala" with lead singer Axumis released
2005 - "Svarta Daudi", a collection of old songs re-recorded within 10 hours and released
2006 - "The Delphic Doctrine", CD released by Sound Riot Recs worldwide
2007 - Yak and HMG join the Cyberforce on bass and drums
2010 - "Dystopia Et Disturbia" released as a free download on Asiilum Recs
2012 - Session for a new album at Hellsound Studios
2015 - "Armada Khaeotica" - EP recorded at Volcano Studio
2016 - "Lethe" - EP recorded at Volcano Studio
2017/2018/2019 - Recording sessions for the new album "Blackcrowned Majesty" at Volcano Studio
2018 - New Member J.D. on Bass joins the Cyberforce
2019 - "Nyx", a compilation of songs recorded between 2007 and 2016, released on a limited edition CD of 100 handnumbered copies. "Amygdala", "The Delphic Doctrine", "Dystopia Et Disturbia" and "Nyx" finally released on bandcamp.
2020 - Blackcrowned Majesty" is released.
Das Album wird auf 50 Stück limitiert und ausschließlich über die folgenden Vertriebsnetze erhältlich sein:
https://tristwoodofficial.bandcamp.com/
https://www.facebook.com/Tristwood-117030138385682/
Seid gegrüßt! Hinter CELLAR STONE stecken einige Veteranen der griechischen Metalszene, die ihre Sporen unter anderem bei 4Bitten, Diviner, The Slayerking und Persona Non Grata verdient haben.
Entsprechend vielseitig sind die Vorlieben der Musiker.
"ONE FINE DAY" ist der passende Titel für eine schicke Mixtur aus Siebziger-, Achtziger- und Neunziger-Versatzstücken, die von CELLAR STONE souverän und mit jeder Menge Spielspaß fusioniert und zu einem eigenen Gebräu vergoren werden.
Man hört hier von Black Sabbath und Led Zeppelin über Iron Maiden und Metallica bis zu Alice In Chains, aber auch Alter Bridge und Mastodon eine geschmackssichere Bandbreite raus.
Tolle Hooks, famose Leads, Power und Gefühl, CELLAR STONE liefern nicht nur für ein Debütalbum mächtig ab!
www.facebook.com/cellarstoneband
Eine steinerne Kammer. Geruch von Moder, Sand und Alter. Dunkelheit, Fackeln, verblassende Kunstwerke an den Wanden. Stufen führen tiefer in den Stein. 3000km vom Tal der Könige entfernt machte es sich anno 2015 eine Band zur Aufgabe, die Atmosphäre des alten Ägyptens musikalisch in einem klassischen Black Metal Gewand umzusetzen. Unter dem Banner des löwenköpfigen Gottes MAAHES (des Herren der Dunkelheit, der Winde und des Gemetzels) trat man aus den Katakomben hervor und war mit einer einzigartigen Bühnenshow bereits Gast auf Festivals wie dem Wolfszeit oder dem Ragnarök Festival.
Anno 2020 ist es nun an der Zeit, das Ergebnis ihres bisherigen Schaffens in Form eines Konzeptalbums auf die Menschheit loszulassen. Das Pergament welches MDD Records vorliegt bezeugt, dass das beeindruckende Debut noch in diesem Jahr erscheinen soll. Be prepared!
https://www.facebook.com/MaahesOfficial/
https://www.maahes.de/
ULCERATE - veröffentlichen den Track "Dissolved Orders" vom kommenden Album "STARE INTO DEATH AND BE STILL"
"Dissolved Orders" stammt vom kommenden Album "Stare Into Death And Be Still" der Neuseeländer, das am 24.04. auf Debemur Morti erscheint. Das Album präsentiert ULCERATEs progressiven Death Metal erneut auf atemberaubendem Niveau.
"Dissolved Orders" könnt ihr hier hören:
youtube:
https://youtu.be/FKQJzWhzaGI
bandcamp:
https://ulcerate.bandcamp.com/track/dissolved-orders
TRACKLIST:
1. The Lifeless Advance
2. Exhale The Ash
3. Stare Into Death And Be Still
https://youtu.be/Ohk73dP1voE
4. There Is No Horizon
5. Inversion
6. Visceral Ends
7. Drawn Into The Next Void
8. Dissolved Orders
Der Titel "Stare Into Death And Be Still" passt perfekt. Der Death Metal der Band ist hochanspruchsvoll, technisch, mitreißend, betörend und verstörend zugleich und hinterlässt einen einmal mehr voll sprachloser Begeisterung. "Stare Into Death And Be Still" zeigt ULCERATE weitgehend losgelöst von ihrer vormaligen Dissonanz und berstend vor düsterer Melodik, Harmonie und Energie. Der ultra-atmosphärische, absolut unorthodoxe Death Metal streift vorwärtsgewandten Black Metal und erschafft eine eigene, beeindruckende Nische innerhalb des geschmackvollen Extrem-Metal-Universums. 
Hier kann das Album vorbestellt werden:
www.debemur-morti.com/en/400-ulcerate-shop
www.facebook.com/Ulcerate
DISSORTED - "THE FINAL DIVIDE"
Label : Black Sunset/MDD
Country: Germany
Genre: Melodic Thrash Metal
Line-up:
Mirco Ebersold – Vocals
Dillon Still – Bass
Florian Schadhauser – Guitar
Martin Brielmaier – Drums
Sebastian Stulz – Guitar
Germany's Dissorted - originally founded in 2004 and re-formed in Munich in 2009 - offer the finest melodic thrash metal! Somewhere between the neckbreaking riffs of bands like Exodus and Testament mixed with the traditional vein of Iced Earth, these guys have found their own identity and now present their long-awaited debut album "The Final Divide", which comes out after their 2014 EP "I". 
After countless shows in which the band has earned the reputation of being an impactful live band, the quintet began recording this album at the Frankin Studios in Munich at the end of last year. The 10 new tracks were mixed and mastered at Munich Dreamsound Studios by Jan Vacik and Flo Nowak, who are already known for their work with bands like Graveworm and Serenity, Archetype Design being responsible for the breathtaking artwork.
"The Final Divide" offers over 45 minutes of pure pleasure and should make the heart of every Thrash Metal fan with a preference for a lot of melody and a faster beat.
https://www.facebook.com/dissorted/
https://www.dissorted.de
GAYLORD – “WINGS OF THE JOYFUL”
Label:
Blackened Death Records
Genre: Black Metal
For fans of: Neckbeard Deathcamp | Lord Belial | Necrophobic | Death Tyrant
Line-up:
Richard Weeks – All music and vocals
Release Date: March 20th 2020
“I love neofolk and I love black metal, but I absolutely despise how both have become breeding grounds for hateful ideologies.”
Those are the words of Richard Weeks, the man behind the confrontational underground force that is Gaylord. Unafraid, unapologetic Weeks has been taking the fight to the fascist infiltrators of underground music since 2015, firstly with Sea Wolves Of The Atlantic, then Olivia Neutered John and since 2018 with Gaylord. Gaylord’s debut album, The Black Metal Scene Needs To Be Destroyed, was a viral hit on Bandcamp but as Weeks freely admits the message and biting humour came first, with the actual music something of an afterthought.
“The first album was definitely lacking in the instrumentation department” he laughs. “I wrote all eight songs in four sessions. I wanted it to sound like old school Burzum, this raw and ugly sound that sounded ‘legitimate’ - but I almost succeeded too closely to that idea because it sounds like shit!”
With new album, Wings Of The Joyful, things have changed dramatically. The music now possesses a formidable, convincing power that stands tall in its own right. Just listen to the unforgiving attack of first single ‘Devils From The Black’, or the searing intensity of ‘Borne From Inferno Winds’ – the time for jokes is most definitely over. Weeks is no outsider taking pot shots at a genre he doesn’t understand – the songs that make up Wings Of The Joyful have been crafted by a man with the black flame in his heart. Just try and deny the vehemence of ‘Silencing The Voice Of God’! And as the music has developed, drawing in additional influences from death and Viking metal, so have the lyrics, with the humorous approach falling by the wayside, as Weeks explains...
“The vitriol is still there. The anger is still there. But both the music and the lyrics have been honed to a venomous spearhead.”
And if you’re still struggling with that band name, well you’re just going to have to get over it because it’s not going to change. Taken from a once commonplace schoolyard insult, the Gaylord name is Weeks’ way of showing his support for LGBTQ metal fans and if it happens to upset the very people he’s fighting against then so much the better. So, while the music has reached new levels of power and potency and the lyrics have become more serious and focused, the Gaylord message remains essentially the same...
“Heavy metal is for everyone regardless of social caste, skin colour, religious affiliation, or gender. Heavy metal is about feeling strong. Heavy metal is not about disparaging those different from yourself. We are in this together, those who would divide this scene can fuck off!”
https://gaylord.bandcamp.com/
We are proud to announce that ASTRAL SLEEP’s recently finished, upcoming new album "ASTRAL DOOM MUSICK" will be released under the Saarni Records label.
Release date for the album is set at 22.05.2020 and it will be released as a highly ornamental Gatefold Vinyl and a Boardgame.
Astral Doom Musick is Astral Sleep’s 3rd full-length album that presents 44 minutes of experimental doom metal with detailedly finished, organic and powerful sound. All recording, mixing and mastering were done by Saarni Music at Lammaskallion Audio and Saarni Studio between July -19 and March -20.
The album will make a fine addition to the Saarni Records catalogue, and sets the bar high for future endeavours under the label.
Pre-Order for the album is open exclusively at Saarni Records webstore. More info and details will be revealed as the release date closes in.
https://www.musicglue.com/saarnirecords/products/astral-sleep-astral-doom-musick-vinyl
https://www.astralsleep.net
https://www.saarnimusic.com/saarnirecordseng
Markus / Saarni Records
Denver, USA’s PILE OF PRIESTS has just signed with Extreme Metal Music a subsidiary of Italy’s Rockshots Records for the release of their self titled album. As of today, the album is available for pre-order along with its first single 'Exile Unto Divination' to served up as an appetizer for listeners worldwide.
Dark and melodic, the progressive death metal album is a huge milestone for the band. The band acknowledges that it encompasses the style they have been striving to portray for a long time. The conceptual album takes place centuries ago in a fictional universe not unlike our own. The story is about an exiled prince who seeks to end the reign of his deranged father. 
The band shares their expected reaction of the album:
“We believe fans will be surprised by certain elements of this record but ultimately very satisfied. There is something for everyone in this one; powerhouse vocals, sinister riffing, silky solos, harmonies to make your hair stand up, and some beautiful melodic passages.”
Meant to be listened from front to back, each song leads into the next and the single 'Exile Unto Divination' is a strong melodic death metal track, containing a solid bridge to uncontrollably scrunch those face muscles in wicked approval.
“Pile of Priests” is available on May 22, 2020.
For fans of :  Death, Edge of Sanity, Pestilence
Album pre-order: https://bit.ly/pileofpriests_preorder
Single 'Exile Unto Divination' available for stream and download at the following links:
YouTube: https://youtu.be/Aq6H8WeGqvg
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2xTgtAB
Track Listing:
1. Intro (1:28)
2. The Aversion (3:28)
3. Death of The Paragon (6:09)
4. Exile Unto Divination (5:17)
5. Conjunction of Souls (5:06)
6. The Threshold (2:22)
7. Deus Delenda Est (6:05)
8. Bloodstained Citadel (4:24)
9. The Restitution (8:36)
Album Length: 42:59
About:
Pile of Priests formed in October of 2009 in Denver, Colorado as a three-piece death/thrash metal band, and later developed more of a progressive death metal approach. Led by guitarist, vocalist, and composer Evan Salvador; the band focuses its lyrical themes on the heinous hypocrisies of organized religion and the eternal struggles of the human condition. The band has independently released one full-length album and two EPs, which they have toured for around the Western and Midwestern United States. Pile of Priests’ self-titled sophomore album will be released on May 22nd, 2020 on Extreme Metal Music (Rockshots Records).
http://www.rockshots.eu/
https://www.facebook.com/pileofpriests
10 INCHES OF DEATHCULT is an exclusive series by XTREEM MUSIC, devoted to re-issue a few selected cult Death Metal demos from '80/90's on 10" vinyl, strictly limited to 300 copies (100 of each color), and in most cases, comes with limited T-shirts (50 pieces).
No re-press, no wholesale, no distributors...
ONLY AVAILABLE THROUGH XTREEM MUSIC! STAY TUNED!!
UPCOMING BANDS: (in alphabetical order)
ACROSTICHON, CRUCIFIX, DETERIOROT, DISSECT, EXMORTIS, IMPRECATION, KILLING ADDICTION, NECROPHILIAC, OLD FUNERAL, REVENANT, SORCERY... and many more!
··· PRE-ORDERS COMING SOON!!! ···
Exclusively available here: 
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Swedish supergroup HELLBOUND release their second single "Towers Burning". The track is taken from their upcoming album OVERLORDS which is set to be released on May 29 via Discouraged Records. Hellbound was formed in 2011 by guitar-guru Nils Norberg (ex Nocturnal Rites) and singer Miika Rudin (Scumkill). The band was soon supplemented by Nicklas Bäckström (Moloken) on bass and David Ekevärn (ex Ghamorean, ex Apostasy) on drums.
This is their first new material since their debut album "Through Hell and Muddy Waters" from 2012. Hellbound's music has been described as Hillbilly-metal, Swamp-metal and "The bastard child of Rob Zombie and Dolly Parton". In 2013, founder Nils Norberg jumped off the band and has since been replaced by the duo Henrik Mikaelsson and Mathias Nylén (both from Live Elephant). The album features some great guest artists such as vocalist Ralf Scheepers (Primal Fear) and Anders Engberg (Sorcerer) on choirs all over the album tracks.
Tracklist:
01. Too Fast to Die
02. Seven Seas of Pain
03. Overlords
04. Out of Time
05. Towers Burning
06. Screaming in the Dark (feat. Ralf Scheepers)
07. Atlantis Rise
08. Hand of Death
https://www.facebook.com/DiscouragedRecords/
https://www.facebook.com/hellboundsweden/
Releasing their third studio album “ERADICATE” this past February, Montreal's YOUR LAST WISH are sharing their band playthrough video for the track 'Exile' available for the viewing pleasure of fans worldwide.
With roots in classic death and thrash metal, the melodic death metallers are darker and heavier this time around and in the video, they flaunt their matured sound and show off their thrash side coupled with odd-time signatures. 
“Eradicate” is a concept album, beautifully exploiting post-apocalyptic themes. It is a bilingual album with songs in both English and French. The album was composed and recorded entirely by guitarist David Gagné, while all lyrics were written by vocalist Roxana Bouchard. Track 'Pandore' features a guest appearance by Beyond Creation's Simon Girard.
Friend and fan of the band Dan Mongrain of Voivod had this to say about the band:
''Your Last Wish's new Album "Eradicate" will take you on an epic journey through extremely powerful musical landscapes that will transform your mind and emotions forever. That's what quality art is for, and that's what they do!” 
For fans of old school Arch Enemy, Soilwork, and Black Dahlia Murder can watch the band playthrough video via its premiere on GearGods :
https://geargods.net/premiere/your-last-wish-send-you-into-exile-in-this-exclusive-band-playthrough-premie
The album is available on Bandcamp.comSpotifyApple Music.
Videos:
Growl Medley by Vocalist Roxana
  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4M0hvlzUTFM
'Eradicate'  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y4955UoRIfE
Track Listing:
1. Eradicate (5:51)
2. Exile (4:46)
3. Monarque (5:33)
4. Décimé (5:24)
5. Lost (5:11)
6. Pursuit (4:32)
7. Pandore ft. Simon Girard (Beyond Creation) (4:44)
8. Prestige (4:46)
9. Le Cri Du Monde (5:48)
Album Length: 46:40
For fans of : Oldschool Arch Enemy, Soilwork, Black Dahlia Murder, Carcass, Jeff Loomis
Your Last Wish is:
Roxana Bouchard - Vocals
David Gagné - Guitar
Michael Cope - Guitar
Peter Hamm - Bass
Blake Lemieux – Drums
https://www.yourlastwish.net/
https://www.facebook.com/yourlastwishqc/
https://ashermediarelations.com/2020/03/15/epk-your-last-wish-eradicate-2020/
Just 10 days and on April 3rd, 2020 the new WITCHES OF DOOM album "FUNERAL RADIO" will be released and it will unveil all the decadent and dark art of Rome-based Gothic Doom Metal band.
"Coma Moonlight" is the second song taken from "Funeral Radio". Here is the audio track at
https://youtu.be/-REGRzYNTKs
“Funeral Radio” will be a modern, creative and original expression of the Doom, Gothic and Stoner elements of the band.
Just push your mind beyond every limit to discover new territories and emotions with WITCHES OF DOOM dark world.
WITCHES OF DOOM "Funeral Radio" CD/LP/digital available for pre-order at
http://smarturl.it/WODOOM
Tracklist:
1. Master Of Depression
2. Coma Moonlight
3. Queen Of Suburbia
4. Funeral Radio
5. Sister Fire
6. Ghost Train
7. November Flames
8. Hotel Paranoia
MY KINGDOM MUSIC:
http://www.mykingdommusic.net  https://www.facebook.com/mykingdommusic.label
WITCHES OF DOOM:
https://www.facebook.com/witchesofdoom
DEAD MEAT – “UNLEASH THE GORE”
Style:
 Brutal Death Metal
Country: Portugal
Format: CD
Limited: 500 Copies
Release Date: 20th March 2020
Labels: 
Vomit Your Shirt / Miasma Records
Dead Meat are:
Dinis Gonçalves (Vocals)
Josen (Guitars)
Rolado Barros (Drums)
João Jacinto (Bass
Tracklist:
Intro 
Worms Under My Skin
Killing Mode
I'm the Reaper
Carnivorous
Party at the Morgue
Stream/Buy your digital copy our Bandcamp or Spotify, iTunes, Apple Music, Google Play and other major distribution websites.
Info, Orders, Wholesale & Trades:
VOMIT.YOUR.SHIRT@GMAIL.COM
https://www.facebook.com/DeadMeat.PT/
CROOKED HORNS - "THE METAMORPHOSIS"
Label : Self-Released
Country: Sweden
Genre: Death/Black Metal
Line-up:
Vocals, Guitar / Wictor A. Lindström - ex-Garm
Lead Guitar / Robert Persson - Nox Aurea, ex-The Cold Existence, Nox Vorago, Warheim
Drums / Patrick Kullberg - Domgård, Nox Aurea, Bhleg
Crooked Horns was founded 2012 in Gothenburg, Sweden by members from Domgård, Nox Aurea and ex-The Cold Existence.
The foundation of the band was based on the mutual interest and passion for making rock 'n roll music with black metal influences.
After two demos, 'The Temptress Vow' & 'Stygian Torrents', the true sound of Crooked Horns was found and the band started the writing process for their debut album.
With a mixture of death, black and heavy metal, the self-produced debut album 'The Metamorphosis' displays the bridge, the flow and the other side.
https://www.facebook.com/crookedhornsofficial/
https://crookedhorns.bandcamp.com/releases
GREENMACHINE - “D.A.M.N.”
Type of release:
reissue of the full-length album
Formats: LP/CD
Labels: Robustfellow [UA], Riff Merchant [US], Long Legs Long Arms [JP], Bad Moon Rising [TW]
Release Date: 2020
Robust Relics Series is back with the reissue of the pure sludge masterpiece! Please welcome Greenmachine from Japan.
Their debut album “D.A.M.N.” was released 24 years ago by local label TASTE Recs. in 1996.
Two years later it was released by the US cult label Man’s Ruin , with cover artwork designed by graphic artist/label owner Frank Kozik. That artwork still looks shocking and disturbing even today!
In 2003 Japan’s DIWPHALANX
 added “+3” to the title and re-released this beast once again. This Japanese re-issue is very difficult to find.
In 2020 Robustfellow invited two fine labels: Riff Merchant and Long Legs Long Arms to cover the globe with analogue sludgecore tunes, starting with “D.A.M.N.”
This is the first release of this album on vinyl in 24 years. 
Bad Moon Rising [TW] going to produce CD version of “D.A.M.N.” in Robust Relics Series.
Reissue features:
Artwork by Iaroslav Grob [Robust Artist]
Two bonus tracks (appearing on CD/LP for the first time)
Mastered in Kyiv, UA by Iaroslav “Necromandus” Prokopchuk [Robustcrew] in 2018-2019
Greenmachine in 2020 are:
DATSU / Drums
MONZAWA / Vocal,Guitar
YOSHIKAWA / Bass
MAX / Guitar
Biography:
Greenmachine named themselves after the Kyuss song "Green Machine," the second track on Blues for the Red Sun.
In 1996 they released their debut album, D.A.M.N. on TASTE Recs., reissued by Man's Ruin Records.
They followed with The Earth Beater two years later, also on Man's Ruin.
They disbanded in 1999 but resurfaced in 2003 with a new bass player and released The Archives of Rotten Blues in 2004 on Diwphalanx Records.
Diwphalanx also reissued the two Man's Ruin albums with bonus tracks in 2003. They played The Wizard's Convention in 2005 and are featured on the DVD along with fellow Japanese artists Boris, Church of Misery and Eternal Elysium.
The band disbanded again in 2007, with the DVD release, “This is the End”, documenting their final show.
The band has since done multiple reunion shows. The first was in 2010, the second in 2013. The line up for that show was MONZAWA on guitar/vocal, HASEGAWA on bass and DATSU on drums.
After the 2013 reunion show, the band reunited again with MONZAWA on guitar/vocal, YOSHIKAWA on bass and DATSU on drums.
The band recruited a new member, Max, on guitar in 2014 and released "FOR THE NIGHT AND BLOOD EP"(Daymare Recordings) in 2016.
New full-length "Mountains of Madness" was released in 2019 via Long Legs Long Arms & Daymare Records.
Greenmachine  https://www.facebook.com/GREENMACHiNE.Hardcorerock/
Robustfellow   https://www.facebook.com/RobustfellowProds
Long Legs Long Arms  https://www.facebook.com/3LAdisc/
Riff Merchant Records  https://www.riffmerchant.com/
Bad Moon Rising
 https://badmoonrisingtaipei.com/
Hi - Chris and Paul from Imperative PR here with the brilliant new video from ARCHITECTURAL GENOCIDE! With their debut album, CORDYCEPTIC ANTHROPOMORPH, drawing in a deluge of praise from death metal loving fans and critics alike, Architectural Genocide have decided the time is right for a brand new video release. 'Gorge On Deceased' is undoubtedly one of the standout tracks from Cordyceptic Anthropomorph and the perfect soundtrack to this hilarious horror filled film - a salutary tale for those who enjoy solitary woodland walks. 'Gorge On Deceased' is presented exclusively at Slam Worldwide today for your viewing pleasure...
WATCH 'GORGE ON DECEASED' NOW! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8sg34GXVTmU
If you've yet to brave the bludgeoning assault of Cordyceptic Anthropomorph - surely one of the best brutal death metal debuts in recent years - then check out this sample of the most recent press...
"Eight songs, forty minutes, four players, one hell of an ear-smashing good time…" - LAST RITES
"...a potential contender for Brutal Death Metal record of the year..." - AVE NOCTUM
"... memorable riff action..." - METAL TRENCHES
"... a cruel, sharp album that will get all the viscera out of your body!" - DEADLY STORM
Visit Architectural Genocide on
  https://www.facebook.com/architecturalgenocide/
Visit https://www.comatosemusic.com/
INVOKER – “TOWARDS THE PANTHEON OF THE NAMELESS”
Forged in new fire with fresh comrades-in-arms, Invoker set a milestone for their creative process so far with their third black metallic chunk of Death Metal „Towards the Pantheon of the Nameless“. The main focus of the band around former Trimonium-Drummer Tino Schumann is still the ever-current topic of the infinity of our demise and the resulting mortal fear. Get ready for an exciting journey promising musical diversity, which will have blood gushing from your ears while you scream in joyful pain!
„Towards the Pantheon of the Nameless“ will be released March 27th 2020 via Einheit Produktionen.
Discography:
2013 - A New Age
2015 -
Aeon
2020 -
Towards The Pantheon Of The Nameless
www.facebook.com/InvokerOfficial
www.einheit-produktionen.de
MORGENGRAU - "STAUB ZU STAUB"
Label : Self-Released
Country: Germany
Genre: Black Metal
Line-up:
Lupus - Vocals
Vultus - Guitar
Katharsis - Guitar
Krieg - Bass
Necrodaemon - Drums (meanwhile Moloch - Drums)
While the debut demo "Schattenzeiten" tends to present a rather raw and primordial sound, in "Staub zu Staub" Morgengrau are focused on emphasizing the atmospherical aspects of black metal without neglecting its powerful and energetic spirit. The lyrical concept has also evolved, with the band now exploring topics related to the driving emotions of human beings, live, death and nature, rather than pure anti-Christian content.
With an established and solid line-up, Morgengrau have embarked on a continuous journey of self-discovery 10 years ago and are ready to start 10 more years of pure chaos!
"Staub zu Staub" consists of 11 tracks with a total playtime of over 63 minutes.
https://www.facebook.com/MorgengrauBlackMetal/
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmUnPFAkHQOkIAJ5tCSuFPg
https://morgengraublackmetal.bandcamp.com/
Hi - Chris and Paul from Imperative PR here with news of a new video premiere from Gore House Productions artists - FOETAL JUICE!Today the UK's lords of extremity present the video for the first single and title track of their forthcoming new album, 'GLUTTONY'. Following up their devastating 2016 album, Masters Of Absurdity, was never going to be an easy task for Foetal Juice, but early indications are that they've smashed through that glass ceiling in savage style. The suitably gore smeared visual feast of 'Gluttony' is available towatch exclusively at No Clean Singing. Click
https://www.nocleansinging.com/2020/03/25/an-ncs-video-premiere-foetal-juice-gluttony/   to dive straight into the guts!
The band themselves offered up a few insights to what we can all expect from Gluttony the album...and that gruesome video!
“With the new album we feel as fans of Death Metal that it’s progressed to new strengths. As a whole it’s a lot faster, heavier and much more aggressive, both musically and lyrically, than anything we have previously written. We have taken influence from all extreme genres, whilst still keeping every song within the groove of Foetal Juice.
The single we are releasing - 'Gluttony' - is a good representation of the album as a whole. It has a mixture of Death Metal, Grind and Black Metal elements, that we use throughout the album. Lyrically this is about us and the rest of society being spoilt, greedy, selfish, and not worrying about the gluttonous consequences that come with it.
We dramatised the idea of Gluttony into a comical horror film, but the general idea is still the same. The kebab in our video is the Holy Grail, and even when consumed, the people want a portion after being teased by the dangling strips of flesh.”
So what are you waiting for? Head straight to No Clean Singing to feast on those 'dangling strips of flesh'!   
https://www.nocleansinging.com/2020/03/25/an-ncs-video-premiere-foetal-juice-gluttony
The new Foetal Juice full length album, Gluttony, from Gore House Productions will be landing on June 12th. Prepare to feast!
Visit Foetal Juice on  https://www.facebook.com/FoetalJuice
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TWO FACE SINNER – “SPIRITUAL NEMESIS”
Black/death metal band from Lima, Peru TWO FACE SINNER will release their third studio album “Spiritual Nemesis” on April 24th 2020 via Non Serviam Records.
The stunning album artwork has been created by Hans Tasid.
Track list:
1. Invoking Evil
2. Satanic Altar
3. God Sun
4. Servants of Blind Faith
5. Army of Me
6. God of the Masses
7. Triumphant Satan
8. Chants of Hate
9. Ode To Destruction
10. Mother Death
TWO FACE SINNER are:
Numa – Guitars & Vocals
Arún – Guitars
Set – Bass
Joe Hoyle – Drums
Webshop:  
https://www.non-serviam-records.com/collections/two-face-sinner/products/two-face-sinner-spiritual-nemesis
Bandcamp: 
https://non-serviam-records.bandcamp.com/album/spiritual-nemesis 
TWO FACE SINNER is a black/death metal band from Lima, Peru, and consists of members from ANAL VOMIT, among others. Founded by Numa (vocals and guitars) and Arún (guitars) in 2006, they released their debut album 4 years later. Their sophomore album “Peccatum Originale” followed in 2015.
“Two Face Sinner is a kind of archetype, that we use to develop ourselves in this society. It’s like being the smartest individual in the middle of all common standardized religious society that reigns all across South America. I show you two faces of the coin, so I make sure I don’t kill you attempting to co-exist in this world”, explains band founding member Numa.
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Hi - Chris and Paul from Imperative PR here, with news of a special presentation from FORMICARIUS...With the world in lockdown bands are having to search for new and innovative ways to connect with their fans. For their first venture into this brave new world Formicarius will present a live guitar playthrough session of their entire Rending THE VEIL OF FLESH album! Formicarius are notorious for their musicianship and in particular the lightning playing of their highly skilled guitar duo, Lord Saunders and Nazarkardeh and on Friday March 27th at 9:00pm GMT, Lord Saunders will reveal their six string secrets in a special Facebook presentation.
Rending The Veil Of Flesh is out now on Schwarzdorn Productions
Rending The Veil Of Flesh sees Formicarius cutting deep into the bloody centuries of Christianity and as they have spread their demon wings lyrically, so has their music become richer and darker, painted in a thousand layers, the many hued colours of twilight.
  "...virtuoso black metal..." - ZERO TOLERANCE MAGAZINE
"... superb lead work..." - METAL WANDERLUST
"... brilliant guitar solo section..." - MUSIPEDIA OF METAL
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AJATON is the new wave of techno combined in a laserproof vest of Finnish melancholy, darkness and aurora borealis. It’s a distorted wall which crushes the ones wandering spirit on the neonlight streets of 2067. ALL HAIL AJATON
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RIVER OF SOULS - "USURPER"
Label :
Self-Released
Genre: Doomed Heavy Death from The Netherlands
Line-up:
Bart de Greef- vocals
Paul Beltman- guitars
Mathijs van de Sande- guitars
Benjamin Hoogers- bass
Koen Spierings- drums
Doomed Heavy Death band RIVER OF SOULS will release their 2nd full length album called “USURPER” on May 15, 2020.
The eight tracks on “USURPER” continue the musical journey which started with the critically acclaimed debut album “The Well of Urd” (2017), followed by the EP “The Nihilist” (2018) and the single “Prometheus Unbound” (2019). Listeners can again expect a well balanced diversity, ranging from doomy coldness and melodic parts, to straight up tempo death metal, but this time heavier than ever…
The album will be available as a jewelcase CD with 8 page booklet, a handnumbered limited edition digipak with a 4 track bonus disc (100pcs), and through popular streaming services.
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Argentinian grind/crust/punk/death metal band Medium have definitely made a mark with their scintillating self-titled debut. Thanks to the kind folks at Heavy Blog Is Heavy, the band received more acclaim via their exclusive premiere for the song Gargola at  https://www.heavyblogisheavy.com/2020/02/19/exclusive-premiere-medium/
"filled with enough crusty, death-grinding filth to keep even the most militant of metalheads satisfied. “Gargola” delivers a hefty dose of what the band do best, and is essential listening for any fans of the above sounds, but with a welcome twist"
MEDIUM  - “SELF TITLED”
Genre - Grind/Crust/Death Metal
Release Date - March 6th, 2020
Record Label - Transcending Obscurity Records
For fans of - Martyrdöd, Skitsystem, Henry Kane, Disfear, Napalm Death, early Extreme Noise Terror, Rotten Sound
Rage-fuelled adrenaline junkies Medium give us their own fresh take on the grind/crust style with their self-titled debut. Their approach is not very conventional; there's something unique in the way they blend the best qualities of genres like grind, crust, punk and even death metal and hardcore to make music that's virtually unforgettable. There's palpable energy coursing through the entire album, with each song showcasing a slightly different dimension of the band's own sound. The dark and emotive undercurrent lends to the music a human quality that is not rooted only in aggression like most others in the style; streaks of melodies shimmer through the chaotic blasting parts and leave an indelible effect on you. This is some of the best, honest-to-goodness grind/crust music that you'll come across in this era, and the most commendable part of it all is that this is from a band from Argentina trying their best to make a mark - the talent is undeniable but the effort and intent is exceptional. 
Band lineup  
Lucien - Vocals/Bass
Rama - Drums
Fede - Guitar
Seba - Guitar
Artwork by Enzo Robles
Layout by Turkka Rantanen
Track listing  
1. Skullcomet Sorcery 
2. Maximum Rampage 
3. El Gigante 
4. Black Future Patrol 
5. Gargola 
6. Night Vision 
7. Radiation Huntress
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Thank you very much! Kunal Choksi  Label head Transcending Obscurity Records 
ZATYR – “ORNAMENT OF PROPOSITION” ( MLP )
DYING VICTIMS PRODUCTIONS is proud to present ZATYR’s striking debut EP, Ornament of Proposition, on 12” vinyl and digital formats.
Hailing from Sweden and forming in 2019, ZATYR quickly set to work on their debut EP – plus, speaking of "set," their vocalist Set used to be in the beloved Devil Lee Rot. Titled Ornament of Proposition, the band’s first public recording was released digitally in September of that year, and proudly displayed an otherwise-new band brimming with the fire of the ancients and confidence to spare. Indeed, ZATYR here sounded authentically old, casting their gaze across the darkest and classiest currents of classic heavy metal singed with a touch of first-wave black metal. But, paradoxically, the quartet just as ably burned with the enthusiasm of feral youngbloods, imbuing the EP’s three tracks with boundless passion.
Seeing fit to foster the rich lifeblood of the heavy metal underground, DYING VICTIMS grants ZATYR’s debut EP on a new lease on life, rendering it onto black gold and including an exclusive bonus track, now encompassing a total of 18 stout minutes. Truly, this re-release shall rightfully expose ZATYR to the wider metal landscape, boldly emblazoning “The Devil’s Rock ‘n’ Roll” across the hearts and minds of those who hail ancient heavy metal and black metal alike. Names to be referenced include early Running Wild, Mercyful Fate, Omen, Brocas Helm, Death SS and even Bathory’s transition from Blood Fire Death to Hammerheart, but all done with an addicting zeal that’s entirely ZATYR’s alone. Open thy ears and allow Ornament of Proposition to recast its spells!
Regular edition on black vinyl, with insert, poster, sticker, post card and download code.
Special edition on colored vinyl, with insert, poster, sticker, post card, download code and patch.
Release date: 22nd May
HEXENBRETT – „ZWEITE BESCHWÖRUNG: EIN KIND ZU TÖTEN „ ( LP/CD/MC )
DYING VICTIMS PRODUCTIONS is proud to present HEXENBRETT’s highly anticipated debut album, Zweite Beschwörung: Ein Kind zu töten, on CD, vinyl LP, and cassette tape formats.
It was at the dawn of 2019 when a strange little demo inconspicuously announced itself from the other side and introduced the sound of the bloody iris. Titled Erste Beschwörung, it was the first public recording of one HEXENBRETT, the work of a mysterious duo revealing themselves as Josto Feratu and Scarlettina Bolétte. This was a literal bolt from the blue, sounds that were as refreshingly new as they were authentically old. “Cemetery sounds” is what the band called them, but that only told half the story. Wild and wily, HEXENBRETT unloaded a dizzying payload of sounds both traditional and unorthodox, dumping into its hot-rockin’ cauldron spices from first-wave black metal, Iron Curtain-era speed metal, outsider doom, and even old-school deathrock. It was a kaleidoscopic spin, and caught the attention of Caligari Records (who did a wider cassette release) and then DYING VICTIMS with their 12” vinyl version toward the end of the year. Lots of other, strange-starved ears picked up on it, too.
The stage thus set, HEXENBRETT proceeds to defy expectations and obliterate the slate with its debut album, Zweite Beschwörung: Ein Kind zu töten. A record of stark contrasts, Zweite Beschwörung immediately sounds definitively like HEXENBRETT: roaming ancient cemeteries with a torch in hand, conjuring the madness and mysticism of early black metal, when unorthodoxy was celebrated and no blueprints yet existed – only paths to be blazed! But, that latter element is precisely where Zweite Beschwörung takes a different turn, delving into waters both more refined and more rarefied, more straightforward and more obtuse – more METAL, epic and outlandish and “true,” but decidedly in an un-metal manner – beguiling the senses either way, and addictively so. It’s a turn that’s directly inspired by such sources as varied as Varathron, Jean Rollin, Danzig, Goblin, and Van Halen, and yet emerging completely unique and unlike little else around. A diverse journey through mouldy crypts and deranged minds, Zweite Beschwörung: Ein Kind zu töten features eight original tracks and an astonishing cover of Townes Van Zandt's "The Spider Song".
Quite commandingly, HEXENBRETT reveal an uncanny knack for songcraft, building defined and endearing hooks that unfold unexpectedly yet thrillingly, the intensity constantly rising and falling with preternatural ease but always in service of the song. Elsewhere, the band coats its creations with subtle layers of synth, further fanning that otherworldly atmosphere that laid in wait across the demo while ragged aggression usually took over. Which is all to say nothing of the absolutely spellbinding chimes often employed, evoking a banquet of horror with an almost-filmic quality in line with the band’s love for European cult cinema. And, fittingly, the production across Zweite Beschwörung is richly analog, scrappy but shimmering, evincing a totality of design and just-professional-enough presentation without sacrificing the entity’s original ethics. Like most first albums should be, the tale of HEXENBRETT truly begins here.
If there was ever any question about HEXENBRETT’s singular nature, just beginning to bloom, simply gaze upon the cover art to Zweite Beschwörung: Ein Kind zu töten. All other paths blazed, this is the only one left, and it’s HEXENBRETT’s alone… The dead will dance, expect the unexpected!
Regular edition on black vinyl, with insert, poster, sticker, post card and download code.
Special edition on colored vinyl, with insert, poster, sticker, post card, download code and patch.
CD comes with Sticker
Regular MC edition with sticker and button.
Special MC edition with sticker and metal pin.
Release date: 22nd May
TØRONTO – “UNDER SIEGE” ( MLP )
DYING VICTIMS PRODUCTIONS is proud to present TØRONTO’s striking debut mini-album, Under Siege, on 12” vinyl and digital formats.
Hailing from Sweden, TØRONTO formed in 2017, partly out of the ashes of the sorely missed Morbus Chron – vocalist/guitarist Edvin Aftonfalk and bassist Dag Landin, here under the stage names Eddie Flawless and 79-83, respectively – and also powerhouse drummer Leo Ekström Sollenmo, from the well-respected Lethal Steel and Temisto, under the name Lt. Oxtreme as well as one Seb Cyborg on guitars. With this lineup in place, the quartet released their debut demo in 2018 and then the Nocturnal High tape on DYING VICTIMS later that year. That latter title alone suggested that something strange ‘n’ salacious was indeed afoot…
And it is! Wanna get nocturnal higher? Then become Under Siege! Encompassing the strides they made across their two demos, TØRONTO’s first longer-playing record is a rush of weird ‘n’ wild speed metal heavily informed by hardcore punk. Put simply, one could imagine the sound of Under Siege as greased-up NWOBHM colliding headlong into early Razor and Warfare, but overseen by Inepsy, mid ‘80s Discharge, and even Howard Benson-era Motörhead. Shit shreds, fast and free, each raucous-yet-rockin’ section charging into the night but equally exuding an unselfconsciously subtle minimalism that somehow gets these eight bangers over and done with in an average of barely two minutes each. Put another way, one could also imagine the zombified spirit of Morbus Chron holding court here, in the sense that that band both embodied and defied death metal; TØRONTO similarly does such with speed metal, but again renders it into an alternately ideal/oblique form that’s entirely theirs – and this is just the start.
While maybe not as off-the-wall weird as GISM’s NWOBHM/noise mélange M.A.N., TØRONTO are treading comparably rarified ground with Under Siege, and their trajectory into the strange is assured. Get with their program or get out of the way!
Regular edition on black vinyl, with insert, poster, sticker, post card and download code.
Special edition on colored vinyl, with insert, poster, sticker, post card, download code and patch.
Release date: 22nd May
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After their return after nine years of silence with the EP "The Lunatic Creature" of 2018, a new EP with two new black metal tracks of powerful and deep sound with ancient mystical influences.
"BALKARNIN" is a new offering from North African band, AYYUR.
Hailing from Sousse, Tunisia, Ayyur (Avant-Garde/Atmospheric Black Metal) have joined forces with Dead Red Queen Records (US) and Bad Moon Rising (TW) to bring forth their latest hex of atmospheric Black Metal. In addition to their new EP, the b-side of the cassette contain 4 unreleased bonus tracks from 2013 - 2010 - 2008 that are exclusive to this limited edition tape with only 100 copies worldwide and comes on 3 seperate shell variants.
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