NEWS 2.8.2020

                                                                                                           
Wie heißt es so schön : „Die Hoffnung stirbt zuletzt!“ . Und jetzt ist der Albtraum leider auch wahr geworden ! Die letzte verbliebene Hoffnung ,das in diesem Jahr dann doch eventuell mit dem METAL EMBRACE noch nen geiles Festival stattfinden könnte ,hat sich nun auch wegen dem ganzen Corona Dreck in Luft aufgelöst .Um nicht den totalen Frust zu schieben ,musste also so richtig geiles „Unterhaltungszeug“ her . Und da hat man dann tatsächlich so ein paar totale Kracher sichten können ,welche getrost den Weg in Eure fette Sammlung finden dürften und auch irgendwie sollten .
TFB – “ BLASTBEAT HANGOVER COMMANDO “
MAGICK TOUCH – „ HEADS HAVE GOT TO ROCK`N ROLL”
CAN CALYX – “ DIRE HOWL OF DISCORDIA” (EP)
GLAUKOM SYNOD – „ECTOPLASMIC REVELATIONS“
SILURE/FERETRO – “(SPLIT TAPE )
SLOOW –“WHERE IS GOD” ( LP ) HAMMER
Ansonsten findet ihr wie gehabt , noch mehr aktuelle Informationen rund um den metallischen Globus unter https://www.facebook.com/Undergroundfanzine/
"VIRTUES OF THE VICIOUS" ist das erste Album der düster-melodischen Power-Thrasher LET US PREY aus Boston.
Die Schreibe kommt mit diversen Gastbeiträgen von famosen Shreddern wie Jon Donais (Anthrax, Shadows Fall), Metal Mike Chlasciak (Halford, Testament), Jimi Bell (Autograph, House Of Lords) und dem verstorbenen Oli “The Wizard” Herbert (All That Remains).
Zur heutigen Veröffentlichung gibt´s jetzt noch einen ganz besonderen Leckerbissen: das Video zum großartigen Titeltrack ´Virtues Of The Vicious´.
Der Song enthält ein Gitarrensolo von Metal Mike Chlasciak (Halford, Testament). Der Track kann hier geguckt werden:
https://youtu.be/7z-oJv8MR0M
Frontmann Marc Lopes hat das Video selbst inszeniert. Er fragt sich in dem Song, ob den Menschen ihr gewalttätiges Verhalten angeboren oder anerzogen ist:
"Ich habe mich vor dem Schreiben des Texts länger mit diesem Thema auseinandergesetzt. Man kann darüber endlos diskutieren. Der Titel stammt von einer Episode der Serie "The Punisher" und das Artwork ist eine Arbeit von Gustav Vigeland, die im Vigeland Sculpture Park in Oslo steht. Ich sah sie 2017 zum ersten Mal, als ich die Stadt besuchte und war sofort davon fasziniert. Ich wusste, dass ich eines Tages damit arbeiten würde und machte schon mal ein paar Bilder. Es passt einfach perfekt. Die Musik des Songs ist etwas chaotisch und vermischt diverse Metal-Stilarten zu einem neuen Ganzen. Ich wollte absolut abgefahrene Soli, also rief ich Metal Mike an, mit dem ich auch in einem anderen Projekt arbeite. Ich könnte mit dem Ergebnis gar nicht glücklicher sein."
Über LET US PREY wurde schon geschrieben, sie würden klingen, als ob Lamb Of God Power Metal spielen würden. Das passt und macht Euch hoffentlich neugierig .
Ordern kann man "Virtues Of The Vicious" hier: www.m-theoryaudio.com/store
“Virtues Of The Vicious” wurde von Nick Bellmore (Hatebreed, Toxic Holocaust, Five Finger Death Punch) und Pete Rutcho (Revocation, Havok, Bury Your Dead) aufgenommen. Letzterer übernahm auch Mix und Mastering. 
Hier ist die Tracklist:
Above The Vaulted Sky
Virtues of the Vicious (feat. Metal Mike Chlasciak)
In Suffering
Halo Crown (feat. Jon Donais)
Murder Thy Maker
The Saint of Killers (feat. Oli Herbert)
Ghost Echoes (feat. Jimi Bell)
The Cruel Creation of Me
Prey
And Hell Followed With Me
LET US PREY haben bislang Auftritte mit u.a. Soilwork, Suffocation, Soulfly, Life Of Agony, Metal Church, Battle Beast, Doro und Scar Symmetry absolviert. Und sowie es wieder möglich ist, wird´s umgehend an der Live-Front weitergehen!
www.LetUsPreyband.com
www.facebook.com/LetUsPreyband
Die Sheffield-Shredder MALEVOLENCE haben das Video zum Titeltrack ihrer EP "THE OTHER SIDE" veröffentlicht. Die riffig-melodische Ballade zeigt die Band von einer Seite, nicht nicht der typischen Erwartung an sie entspricht und zeigt deutlich ihr aufkeimendes Selbstvertrauen als Songwriter, die ihr Handwerk verfeinern.
Hier könnt ihr das Video sehen:
https://youtu.be/q7rjJ4CWNXo
"The Other Side is a big step outside of our comfort zone both musically and visually. Anyone that has followed us since the beginning will be aware that we have tested the waters with a more melodic sound previously but we have never taken the full plunge until now," erzählt Frontmann Alex Taylor. "We were very apprehensive as to how The Other Side would be received by our supporters, since it seems that progression is something that is rarely welcomed within the metal world. However, we strongly believe that we have a lot more to offer as musicians than just heavy riffs and hard mosh parts, and that the strength of the song would be enough to win over even the most skeptical metal purists. Lyrically the song covers the topic of losing someone, whether we are referring a romantic relationships or bereavement is open to your interpretation."
Als visueller Schritt in eine neue Richtung war das filmen des "The Other Side" -Videos eine Herausforderung für die Band.
Alex erklärt: "We spent around one hour blasting ourselves with artificial wind and rain from all angles. The “wind machine” we used was a propellor from an old aeroplane which actually blew the drum kit away at one point. My advice for other bands thinking about using these effects in their videos is DO NOT FILM THEM IN NOVEMBER - unless you are looking to narrowly escape hypothermia."
 Der Track stammt aus der am 24.04. veröffentlichten EP "The Other Side" der Band, die über das Bandeigene Label MLVLTD MUSIC veröffentlicht wurde. 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.
Track Listing:
1. Remain Unbeaten
2. Keep Your Distance (ft. Bryan Garris, Knocked Loose)
3. The Other Side
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www.mlvltd.com/
SEEMING: Video-Premiere von "GO SMALL" des postindustriellen Visionärs bei The Big Takeover   Hier gibt's das Video exklusiv zu sehen: https://bigtakeover.com/news/VideoPremiereGoSmallbySeeming
"Go Small" stammt von SEEMINGs drittem Album "The Birdwatcher's Guide to Atrocity", das am 21.08. auf Artoffact Records erscheint.
SEEMING sind das Vehikel des New Yorker Autors und Komponisten Alex Reed.
Alex Reed erklärt: "I recorded the vocals for 'Go Small' outdoors in the Pyrenees mountains one morning last summer. The birds you hear are real. It’s a song about clinging to a vital sliver of sanity by focusing only on what was right in front of me: a room, a garden, my own hands. The drums feature Sarah Hennies and Aaron Fuleki. Its video was filmed in lockdown, at a shack in the woods of Ithaca, NY. When the world is run by cruel and greedy men, it’s hard to 'go small,' but that intimacy and focus really saved me. This is a song for recentering — all without forgetting your rage. It feels like life under quarantine. It feels like 2020."
Er singt im Song: "The earth is radiantly suicidal," und "So if there's any play in favor of survival, it's 'go small.'"
SEEMINGs postindustrielle Musik ist bedrohlich, aber gleichzeitig verletzlich. Wütend aber trotzdem intim und steht am Rande einer neuen Generation von schwerem, dunklem, zerebralem Pop. Das kommende Album "The Birdwatcher's Guide to Atrocity" erinnert an die älteren Visionäre wie Peter Gabriel und Roger Waters bis zu Diamanda Galás und Trent Reznor, reiht sich aber gleichzeitig in die Riege moderner Lieblinge wie Drab Majesty, Blanck Mass und The Knife ein.
Mit pochenden Drums, einer schillernden Palette von Synthie-Sounds und Reeds Stimme, die sowohl Selbstvertrauen als auch Demut ausstrahlt, ist SEEMINGs drittes Album, "The Birdwatchers Guide to Atrocity", ein weiteres einzigartiges Meisterwerk - ein atemberaubendes Werk eines Künstlers, der sich mit jedem Song neu erfindet. Reed erklärt: "The album is about the struggle to remain alive and sane while coping with Earth's insanity and cruelty. But it also brims with reminders of how to survive another day."
"The Birdwatcher's Guide to Atrocity" wurde gemeinsam mit der bekannten Avantgarde-Percussionistin Sarah Hennies produziert und enthält einen Gastbeitrag von Bill Drummond vom legendären britischen Duo The KLF. Es ist Drummonds erstes Gesangs-Feature nach zwei Jahrzehnten!
Hier könnt ihr das Album vorbestellen:
https://seeming.bandcamp.com/album/the-birdwatchers-guide-to-atrocity
https://www.facebook.com/groups/107779075980563/
https://open.spotify.com/artist/3ddHr07lVWei2wkTMiR245?si=dtFuqyA9QgGudZWiUw-GwQ
SILIUS veröffentlichen erstes Video aus 'WORSHIP TO EXTINCTION'.Der neue Song 'Abomination' stammt vom kommenden Album “Worship to Extinction”, das am 28. August 2020 erscheint und der dazugehörige Clip kann hier angesehen werden: https://youtu.be/6yWspPnTa28
Regie: Stefan Lenz, Schrankenstein Media Set Location: Ann & Pat Linz
SILIUS kommentieren: “'Abominate' is a statement against the system and corruption! The hypocrisy of religion and the false prayers that have become so artificial. Make up your own mind; believe in yourself and in what you are doing! No one can tell you how to live your life!”
SILIUS sind eine Thrash-Metal–Band aus Österreich. Seit ihrer Gründung 2013 haben sie ein Demo(n) mit vier Songs (2014) und ihr Debütalbum "Hell Awakening" (2017) veröffentlicht. Im Lauf der Jahre spielten SILIUS in ganz Europa auf den größten Festivals, wie Wacken Open Air, Metal Days Slovenia, Nova Rock Festival und teilten die Bühne mit Bands wie Crowbar, Biohazard, Arch Enemy, Soulfly, Obituary usw. "Worship To Extinction" ist ihr zweites Full–Length–Album, das am 28.08. auf ROAR! Rock Of Angels Records erscheint.
"Wir entschieden uns, härter zu werden und erschufen für dieses Album eine rohe und destruktive Atmosphäre", erklärt die Band. "Es ist definitiv verdammt schnell und heavy! Wir sind sehr stolz auf dieses Album – es ist vom ersten bis zum letzten Track völlig vernichtend!" Das Ergebnis ist ein Musthave für Fans von PANTERA, LAMB OF GOD, EXODUS, TESTAMENT usw.
Erhältlich als Jewel Case CD, Splatter Vinyl in Gelb/Schwarz (limitiert auf 250 Stück) und als Download sowie Stream.
Hier könnt ihr die Platte vorbestellen:
https://www.musicmegastore.com/?s=silius+-+worship+to+extinction&post_type=product&tags=1&ixwps=1
https://roar.gr/?s=silius+worship+to+extinction&post_type=product
Digital:
https://backl.ink/142609180
Track List:
1. Worship
2. C.U.L.T
3. Horrorscopes
4. Abominate
5. Lesson in Blood
6. Dance on your Grave
7. Venom Baptism
8. Tripping Balls Out
9. Evil Inside
10. Death & Glory
11. Drowning 
SILIUS is:
Mario Haui Haueis - Lead Guitar
Ralph Jurschitsch - Drums
Martin Storch - Bass & Vocals
Matthias Thurner - Lead Vocals
www.facebook.com/Siliusband
ATTICK DEMONS stehen für klassischen Metal ohne Firlefanz, aber auch ohne den Staub des Ewiggestrigen. Mit einem Vierteljahrhundert Karriere auf dem Rücken spielen diese Portugiesen frisches Traditionsmetall mit gewaltigen Riffs, großen Melodien, jeder Menge Power und Tonnen von Herzblut. Das haben auch diverse namhafte Mitstreiter schnell erkannt. Auf den ersten Alben der ATTICK DEMONS waren hochkarätige Gäste zu hören, u.a. Paul Di´Anno, Chris Caffery und Ross The Boss. ATTICK DEMONS traten z.B. mit W.A.S.P., Moonspell, Overkill, In Flames, Arch Enemy, Hammerfall, Sabaton, U.D.O. und Ensiferum auf und waren auf kultigen Festivals wie Metaldays, Vagos Metal Fest, Swordbrothers und dem Sabaton Open Air zu erleben. Der neue Longplayer "Daytime Stories, Nightmare Tales" zeigt erneut, dass die Band ihr Herz auf dem rechten Fleck trägt. Das Album klingt wie eine etwas härtere Version klassischer NWOBHM-Großtaten, bei der auch mal runtergestimmte Siebensaiter zum Einsatz kommen dürfen, ohne die Roots zu verwässern. Textlich geht es um Okkultismus und die heimische Geschichte, wodurch auch einige traditionelle lokale Instrumente wie Bandolim, Cavaquinho and Braguesa eingesetzt werden.
Ihr neues Album 'Daytime Stories, Nightmare Tales' erscheint am 25. September 2020!
Lasst Euch begeistern!
Album vorbestellen:
https://bit.ly/attickdsntmm
https://backl.ink/142645829
Erhältlich als Jewel Case CD, Limited Black Vinyl & Digital streaming/download.
Track List:
1. Contract
2. Make Your Choice
3. Renegade
4. The Revenge of the Sailor King
5. Hills of Sadness
6. Headbanger
7. Devil’s Crossroad
8. O Condestavel
9. Running
ATTICK DEMONS is:
Artur Almeida – Vocals
Nuno Martins – Guitars
Dario Antunes – Guitars
João Clemente – Bass
Ricardo Oliveira – Drums
www.attickdemons.com
Werte Liebhaber audivisuellen Materials!  Auf geht's nach Danemark. Dort geht es heute heiß her, wenn es um neue Videoclips geht!
Man muss schon sagen, was Dänen sehr gut können, ist Musik machen! Aus diesem Grund präsentieren wir euch diesen Freitag gleich zwei Bands mit neuen Videos.
Den Anfang machen MANTICORA, die aus ihrem neuen Album "TO LIVE TO KILL TO LIVE" den Track "The Farmer's Tale Pt. 3 - Eaten By The Beasts" inkl. Video raushauen. Das ganze gibt's hier zu sehen:
https://youtu.be/Nrpm_xoPyIc
Über die Band:
MANTICORA stehen seit inzwischen neun Alben für imposanten progressiven Power-Thrash-Metal. Die dänische Band um Ausnahmesänger Lars F. Larsen legt mit "To Live To Kill To Live" den zweiten Teil der Vertonung seines 334-Seiten-Horror-Romans "To Kill To Live To Kill" vor. "To Live To Kill To Live" ist der Nachfolger von "To Kill To Live To Kill" (also bitte nicht durcheinanderbringen) und enthält 63 Minuten absolute Metal-Präzision. Seit fast einem Vierteljahrhundert präsentieren MANTICORA eine atemberaubende Gratwanderung aus Anspruch und Aggression, aus Progressivität und Hitgespür. 2020 zeigen sie sich kreativer denn je und präsentieren ein Gesamtkunstwerk-Konzept, das auch auf rein musikalischer Ebene beeindruckend funktioniert. Das Album mit einer viertelstündigen Tour de force wie ´Katana The Moths And The Dragonflies/Katana - Mud´ zu starten, zeigt Mut, aber auch den Glauben, etwas ganz Besonderes erschaffen zu haben. Und das trifft auf das gesamte, von Jacob Hansen großartig produzierte Werk zu.
Taucht ein in die Welt von MANTICORA!
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Weiter geht es mit DEFECTO, die im Herbst ihre neue Platte "DUALITY" veröffentlichen und heute das Video zum ersten Track in die Welt schicken. Den äußerst unterhaltsamen Clip zu "Rise" könnt ihr hier sehen: https://youtu.be/_cGd4atWU2w
Über die Band:
Dänemark ist im Verhältnis zu seiner Einwohnerzahl ein wahres Metal-Paradies, das immer wieder vielversprechende Newcomer ausspuckt. Nehmt zum Beispiel DEFECTO, die wir Euch heute wärmstens ans Herz legen möchten. Die Band veröffentlichte ihr Debüt und war, schwupps, Support für Acts wie METALLICA (deren Kult-Produzent Flemming Rasmussen die Band auch entdeckte) und RAMMSTEIN und landete zudem auf einigen der größten europäischen Festivals. Millionen von Streams sind der Beweis, dass beim Publikum kein schlechter Eindruck hinterlassen wurde. Mittlerweile haben die Herren ihr drittes Album "Duality" komplettiert. DEFECTO stehen nach wie vor für eine fulminante Mischung aus Hell und Dunkel, aus Eingängigkeit, Progressivität und Aggressivität, die umgehend beim Hörer hängenbleibt, aber mit jedem Durchlauf neue Details offenbart. Die DEFECTO-Erfolgskurve wird weiterhin nach oben zeigen!
www.defecto.dk
www.facebook.com/defectoband
Werte Geschmacksmenschen, das neue Album der Schweizer Progressive Metaller THE BURDEN REMAINS ist sicher eins der Werke, mit dem man in 2020 nicht zwingend gerechnet hat, aber auf das sicher jeder Progressive-Metal Fan gewartet hat. Das letzte eigenständige Full-Length-Album liegt nämlich ganze sechs Jahre zurück. «FLUID» ist – anders… Es lässt sich nicht so einfach fassen, rinnt durch den Verstand und schleift sich doch ins Bewusstsein. Post Metal? Vielleicht, wen kümmert’s? Das ist sicher zu eng gefasst, denn es sprengt den Rahmen der Erwartungen in den es eingebettet wird. Es ist unbeständig, aber in sich geschlossen, mal ruhig, mal brackig und brodelnd, dann wieder brachiale Urgewalt – es ist anders: Anderssprachig versinken seine Worte in unseren Gedanken, andersartig umfliessen seine Klänge unsere Ohren – «fluid» ist anderlei.
Einen ersten Vorgeschmack gibt es in Form eines Albumteasers:
https://youtu.be/6WYIoNxYc90
THE BURDEN REMAINS sind:
Silvan Mangold – Drums
Thomas Jenny – Guitar/Backing Vocals
Philippe Aebischer – Guitar/Backing Vocals
Tommy Schweizer – Vocals/Bass

http://theburdenremains.com
https://de-de.facebook.com/theburdenremains
"BEHEADED CHILDREN CONTEST" is Peru's INFECTION new EP that contains five original tracks and one cover song of grindcore fathers Napalm Death ("The Kill".) The music on the new EP continues the same direction as its predecessor: Vicious death metal spiced up with touches of thrash and grind. It shows, in addition to that, an improvement in the sound department, thanks to the work of Fredrik Nordström, who re-amped guitars at the legendary Fredman Studios facilities in Gothenburg (Sweden.) Mixing was done by Antonio Palacios at // Kill the Pixel Now Studio. Once again, the band trusted John Scrip from Massive Mastering to infuse a warm and full-bodied finish to the tracks. 
For fans of  : Cannibal Corpse, Death, Suffocation, Monstrosity... 
The ice of the cake is the sick artwork by Dechristianize Art, inspired by the cruel and perverted acts of Fifteenth-Century serial killer Gilles de Rais. The song that gives title to this album was, as well, based in his gruesome killing spree. “Beheaded Children Contest” will be released on Gate of Horror Productions on August 15th 2020.
https://www.infectionmetal.com/
VOKODLOK - "ORACLE'S FURY EP"
Label :
Self-Release
Genre : Black Metal from Romania/Sweden
Line-up:
GhiauR - guitars
Urmuz - vocals
Nemgrá - drums
Dr. Schnabel – vocals
Hearing the call of damnation, four rebellious spirits, GhiauR, Strigoi, Blestemat and Claudiu, influenced by unholy music, joined the dark forces to be a part of the underground and formed the band VOKODLOK in the beginning of year 2000. Soon after Freak took over the drums and the band released the demo "Unchain the Wolf", which contains five tracks of aggressive Black Metal, inspired from the dark side of humanity and representing a hybrid between apocalyptic thoughts and soul tortures. The demo was released as MCD-gold by "Beauty of Pain" Productions (Romania) and as a split tape, along with "Bloody Harvest"(Germany) by "Axa Valaha" Prod.(Romania) and "Eclipse of Life Promulgation" Prod.(Germany).
In 2003 the band released the album "Mass Murder Genesis" containing 10 tracks that spreads ideas of crime through the ways of Black Metal, standing in the line of anti-christianity, combining malefic lyrics and the disgust towards the forced religions and the christian puritan values with devilish blast rhythms and raw sounds. "Mass Murder Genesis" was promoted internationally and was followed by intense years of of live appearances in Eastern European countries, along bands like Vader, Hecate Enthroned, Mystic Circle, Cirith Gorgor and as a support band for Catamenia's East European mini-tour in 2005.
A few lineup changes followed In 2007 with Shaitaan on vocals and Urmuz on bass and after several concerts the band was put on hold in 2008.
Many years later the EP "Oracle's fury" was released on the 13th of May. Inspired by the ancient Greek philosophy and the human feelings, the lyrical story takes the listener through the primordial aspects of fear and faith.
The next full-length album is ready to be recorded and is planned to be released in 2021.
https://www.facebook.com/VokodlokOfficial/
ENEMY ALLIANCE - "DAMNATION DAWNING"
Release date:
September 26 (Vinyl). July 31 (CD, digital via mondo macabre)
Record label: Black star foundation, distribution: Sound Pollution.
Crossover hardcore, punk, punk-rock, thrash band from Malmö/Lund, Sweden, with Stefan Bratt and Rodrigo Alfaro from Atlas Losing Grip, Satanic Surfers, Intensity and No Fun At All. With a furious and uncompromising sound, thoughtful and direct lyrics, Damnation Dawning’s 13 songs clocks in on a total of 31 minutes and leaves no listener unaffected.  
It all started back in 2005, as an idea shared by Daniel and Rodrigo, who had been talking about doing a project together for some time. At this point, they were playing in separate bands, Venerea and Satanic Surfers respectively. Both bands have been among the most active and longest-running of the Swedish melodic punk scene of the early '90s.
The actual band first took shape in January 2006 when Daniel, Fredrik, and Rodrigo started rehearsing. The plan was to play straight up energetic and sincere, melodic punk/hardcore with political/personal lyrics. A few months later Mike and Flygare joined in and all the pieces started to fall into place.
With the demise of Satanic Surfers and the decision of putting Venerea on hold, everyone agreed that Enemy Alliance would be the main focus. The first demo ("Where Night Falls All Day Long") was revealed in March. The following month they recorded the titles of their first EP, a split CD with The Indecision Alarm named "The New Wind and the Second Wave", which was released in September / October on a myriad of labels (including Household Name for the United Kingdom and Shattered Thought Records for France and Switzerland). To promote it, they started touring during the second half of November of 2007
Time went by and Venerea reactivated, so did Satanic Surfers. There were some changes in the line-up, so Enemy Alliance became a duo, with Roridgo doing vocals/drums, and Stefan Bratt (Atlas Losing Grip, No Fun At All) in charge of the bass and guitars. They recorded a full-length album called Damnation Dawning, but it has not been released until now, 12 years later. On the recording of Damnation Dawning, Max Huddén (Satanic Surfers, Atlas Losing Grip) adds some of the guitar shredding. The album is re-mastered by Gustav Brunn (Atlas Losing Grip) as well as a new artwork/layout by Henrik Skog.
Professional procrastinators since 2005
Rodrigo Alfaro - Vocals, drums
Stefan Bratt - Guitars, Bass
Tracklist :
01. Apparatus of Repression
02. Unfamiliar World
03. Prove Me Wrong
04. No Justice, No Peace
05. Moth to a Flame
06. Incarcerated
07. Where Night Falls All Day Long
08. Final Warning
09. Eruptions of Violence
10. Strength in Numbers
11. Sacrifice
12. Measured
13. Damnation’s Bell Tolls

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www.facebook.com/Blackstarfoundationrecords
The fifth annual online COMPILATION by LOUD RAGE MUSIC & PEST RECORDS is now streaming online here https://loudragemusic.bandcamp.com/album/loud-rage-music-summer-sampler-2020 featuring tracks from current and upcoming releases:
1. Resita Rocks – Nascut din furtuna (feat. Dana Borteanu) (Hard Heavy Thrash compilation project / Romania)
2. Command the Machyne – Burn ’em (Traditional Heavy Power Metal / Germany)
3. Kultika – Building Nothingness Inside Of Fate (Post Metal / Romania)
4. Phobos Monolith – Oktober (Lunar Ellipse) (Melodic Doom Death Metal / USA/Mexico)
5. Katharos XIII – Vidma (Dark Post Jazz Doom Black Metal / Romania)
6. Vathos – Ruins of Corrosion (Post Black Metal / Romania)
7. Stromptha – Que Les Corbeaux Forgent La Tempete (Atmospheric Doom Black Metal / Greenland)
8. Tableau Mort – Ignorance (Tapestry Sewn Pt. 2) (Black Metal / United Kingdom)
9. Paragon Zero – Remnants (Doom Black Death Metal / Hungary)
10. Akral Necrosis – Man in the Cauldron (Black Metal / Romania)
11. Disinter – Demolition of the Mind (Death Metal / USA)
12. Spiritual Ravishment – Fed to the Ground (Grindcore / Romania)
VÁLVERA – “CYCLE OF DISASTER”
Preorder July 10th  2020
Release August 28th  2020
Members:
Glauber Barreto (vocal/guitarist)
Rodrigo Torres (guitarist)
Gabriel Prado (bass player)
Leandro Peixoto (drummer)
Tracklist:
1 - Nothing Left To Burn
2 - Cycle Of Disaster
3 - Glow Of Death
4 - The Damn Colony
5 - All Systems Fall
6 - Born On A Dead Planet
7 - O.S. 1977
8 - Fight For Your Life
9 - Bringer Of Evil
Válvera uses the "ambient" or "atmospheric" Thrash riff, a melodic phrase line concluding abruptly in a prolonged resolution to center each riff and create a mesmerizing effect on the listener. 
Vocals are shouted with a centric approach of early evil thrash metal frosting on them as they urge transitions using thrash-style conveyances, shifting directly from a riff to a new thematic riff that becomes understandable as continuous only after its transfer via the context of vocal harmony.
Enjoying the abrupt, this band alternate between structures with no warning and in the style of the South American school, make sense of their riffs in context of song structure and in that mindset often dive or leap to a change unpredictably, with a fire of acquisition. 
Rolling riffs of fast tunneled tremolo connect songs in a sequence of tone and rhythm, flowing into one another and rejoining on the snap command of circular song structure to begin again a cycle. With a real taste for a coherent but beautiful aesthetic, the music of Válvera moves fluidly, with disjointed song structures rectified by such distinctive riffs and bridges as to make this unconfusable with any other band.
Lyrics are mainly fantastic, focusing on the history of which addresses various catastrophes that happened in Brazil and its people. Deliberate songwriting with simple implements and intents clarifies into immersive and sensual sound. 
Percussion is accurate and like all instrumentalism, of an intentionally minimalist framework to ensure complete execution. 
Válvera "Glow of Death" lyric video is about a Cesium-137 radioactive contamination, the biggest civilian radiation accident in history, that took place in Goiânia (BRA), in 1987
Recorded at Dual Noise Studio 2020 | Engineered by Rogério Wecko | Mixed and Master by Rogério Wecko. Cover artwork by Marcelo Vasco | Photography Benassi Bass lines recorded by Ziel Lagoin
“Nothing Left To Burn,” kicks off proceedings, with a haunting bass line. Then when the guitars kick in you know something frenetic is about to happen, when the big riffs start, the answer is provided. A brilliant way to kick things off.
“Cycle Of Disaster,” another epic monster song that combines traditional thrash riffage with some superb melodies.
“Glow Of Death,” works into overtime the sense of chaos and destruction.
“The Damn Colony,” a song that veers one way and then another. One that produces something simply fantastical.
“All Systems Fall,” a brutal riff homage to the end of time.
“Born On A Dead Planet,” hits hard. A song that combines the chaos of the riff with the monstrous vocal abilities of Glauber Barreto to deliver a stand our performance.
“O.S. 1977,” a riff sandwich that really swings things hard.
“Fight For Your Life,” a song that merges melody and shred together in a fantastic delivery.
“Bringer Of Evil,” slams and finishes off in style.
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PAZUZU - "REVENANT OF BLASPHEMIES"
Label :
Dunkelheit Produktionen
Genre : Death/Doom Metal from Costa Rica
Coming from the scorching land of Costa Rica and influenced by the movie with the same name and also by bands such as Cianide, Winter, Decomposed and I’d even dare to say Nunslaughter, the Doom Death metal band Pazuzu present for the very first time their 2017 debut demo “Revenant of Blasphemies” on vinyl and CD.
Originally released on limited edition tape and cd by Psychogrind records, this obscure recording immerses the avid listener into the corridors of stench, decay and the uselessness of the Christian dogma and shows the imminent fate of the bastard manking at the hands of a failed God and the welcoming of Death as the only possible fate to come...
Mastered and refurbished in 2019 by Dan Lowndes at Resonance Studio- UK for an enhanced audio experience, this demo is a Tour de Force through the corridors of the asphyxiating and claustrophobic atmospheres of Doom Metal but well balanced with the dynamics and minimalism of Archaic and rhythmic Death Metal. Three songs plus intro and outro which set the pace for the doom that is to come…
Recorded and mixed from Oct-Nov 2016 by Tomil in Curridabat, Costa Rica at Grotesque Studios. PYC 2016. Mastering by Dan Lowndes at Resonance Sound Studio (UK), September 2019. All music and Lyrics by PAZUZU. Additional backing vocals on "The Fallacy" by Ricardo Gargor. Artworks by Giovanni. Design and slayout by B. Mors. Executive Production by Dunkelheit Produktionen, Germany. 2019/2020. 
http://www.dunkelheit.cc
https://dunkelheitprod.bandcamp.com/
SKYFALL - "SLEEPING FOREST"
Label : Trüllpantor Productions
Genre : Instrumental symphonic orchestral death/black metal from Sweden
Line-up:
Jens Englund
Founded in Sweden during 2017 by Jens from Karnivore, Skyfall presents an instrumental record guided by orchestral and symphonic arrangements on top of a death/black metal sound.
The musician comments on this project: «I wanted to try and use more tools and instruments to express all my thoughts, feelings and ideas in a different way and with a bigger sound and more depth, and then put it all together in my music. One of the ways was with orchestral instruments.»
https://www.facebook.com/SkyfallJens
NUCLEAR WARFARE – “LOBOTOMY “
The South German thrashers NUCLEAR WARFARE write the 18th year of their band history and with "Lobotomy" they put their meanwhile sixth release in the record stores, on which they consequently dedicated themselves to the Thrash Metal of the 80s. On nine songs the neck muscles are once again tortured until the cervical vertebrae crack. The band once again stays true to their style and offers a merciless homage to the German Thrash Metal heroes of the 80s mixed with Bay Area influences and still manages to put their own stamp on the result.
"Lobotomy" was recorded at the Oversonic Studio in São José dos Campos (Brazil) under the direction of Friggi Mad Beats and mastered by Neto Grous/ Absolute Master in Capivari, where the Brazilian colleagues of Andralls have already refined their last album. In contrast to its predecessor "Empowered by Hate", "Lobotomy" has become much more guitar-heavy in its production, which the band explicitly has attach importance this time.
The arrangements of the trio are a bit more mature on their new album, but at the end of the day, Nuclear Warfare is included where Nuclear Warfare is written. The artwork by Brazilian graphic,- and tattoo artist Edu Nascimentto rounds off the longplayer and makes the overall result a "must have" for every fan of thrashmetal sounds! The band itself underlines its reputation as the figurehead of this genre also in 2020!
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HELL-o to all the creatures of the underworld of darkness where absolute chaos remains with total destruction and which cause massive killings in the harmful activities here extracted from the entrails of this humanity more abusively rotten in social diseases...
MURDER RECORDS is proud to disturb you again with its new releases presented here and full of pure insanity where you will be auricularly tortured with nefarious otitis that you can acquire hereafter drinking the nauseating pus that you can absorb with all the information provided during this Noiseletter...
The disgusting fluids that are where the smells of death are extracted from the sewer of darkness are also already draining, so that Murder Records can present the next noisy autopsies, as well as their respective certificates from the obituaries and where you can obtain all the information regarding the new activities with avalanches of human remains of various sick forms explicitly exposed in the always nasty noises of this underworld with more news, announced soon...
Murder Records and Editora Merda Na Mão also pretends to inform you that the new Cadaveric Noise Bibliothec is already open, where you can obtain a space dedicated to the anti-cultural arts of the underworld as a form of expression, or simply extract something from this archive that could possibly interest you, and all those who wish to participate simply get in touch...
NEWS RELEASES OUT NOW
After and during this pandemic period on the accursed planet, Murder Record proudly presents another night full of perverted nightmares with the sickly funeral marches recorded by SERVIÇO FUNERÁRIO so that you can confine yourself in your coffin to reach "Uma Noite Alocinante"...
Serviço Funerário aims to spread the plague by worshiping the supreme damn with its evil symphonies voraciously extracted from their wild Thrash / Speed Metal full of insanity and duly watered with high doses of alcohol and drugs for an absolute rot in the graveyards of these ragged sewage rats...
FUNERAL THRASH, WILD SPEED, METAL CHAOS...
SERVIÇO FUNERÁRIO -"UMA NOITE ALUCINANTE"
Demo Cassette + Poster A4
Limited edition of 150 Copies
01 - Intro 
02 - Uma Noite Alucinante
03 - Ritual Funerário
04 - Soldados Do Inferno
05 - Apocalipse Final
06 - Serviço Funerário
Recorded in October 2019 at Nightwalker studio, with bass, voice, and guitar recorded by Caio Coveiro and drums by Martin Pent.
The cover was designed by Caio Coveiro from Coveiro NecroArte Tattoo and the poster was designed by Hugo Ferreira from Hgotattoo.
Lineup: 
Caio Coveiro - Guitarra e Voz
Elisa Cachorrão - Baixo
Igor Kavernoso - Bateria
Agnaldo GoatHead - Senhor do abismo e nosso mestre
servicofunerario15@gmail.com
https://servicofunerario.wixsite.com/funerario666
DEMO CASSETTE + POSTER A4
LIMITED EDITION OF 150 COPIES
PRICE = 6.66 € + Shipping Costs
ORDER NOW HERE AT HELLSTORE   http://www.murder-records.com/428406064/product/4488261/servi%c3%a7o-funer%c3%a1rio?catid=964277
Murder Records proudly extracted the filthy organic noises from the human mazes present here on the split between ANONIMUUS CREATURE and EGO DEATH, where we can find us completely lost into all the nasty noises that surround us on this curse where the absolute supreme belongs to the eternal nothing...
Organic Noise Minimalist...   
ANONIMUUS CREATURE / EGO DEATH - "WHEN THE ABSOLUTE SUPREME BELONGS TO THE ETERNAL NOTHING"
Split Cassette Limited of 100 copies
Catatonic Harsh Noise From Hell...
Side A
ANONIMUUS CREATURE
"My Deep Agony In Abrupted Pain"
1 - My Eternal Pleasure In Suffering Alone...
When I'm looking deeply into my eyes at the mirror just to sink myself in my own emptiness and cold abyss, where I can achieve the filthy pleasure from my nasty existence filled without any kind of sentimentalisms, just a deep void emerges from my obscure existence and which will be voraciously consumed by my abysses full of an absolute nothing with this primitive agony devouring me in the darkness of my being insignificant in order to reach the endless pain...
This noise session with a special madness to use in the split with Ego Death was a record in December of 2019 and January of 2020 by Anonimuus Creature at the Noise Junkie Studios in Holland...
info@anonimuus.creature.com   www.anonimuus-creature.bandcamp.com
Side B
EGO DEATH
"Modern Slavery"
Part 1 - Enslaved In Factories 
Enslaved In Factories: field recordings (made in the working environment), percussion sessions, voices, machine sounds, tram electricity. all recordings were made during 2014-2015 to shape the track in 2016. A new mix with the title "electric rail delay" was made in 2018 intended for a split w/ Antitalent (Serbia) which was canceled due to reasons. In 2019 I remastered the track.
Part 2 - Hypnotized Into Passivity  
Hypnotized Into Passivity: conceived, mixed, and mastered in 2019 using recordings of sea-waves, a stuck in my cd player black metal cd, percussion, a black metal riff I performed on acoustic guitar, and additional percussion.
All recordings were made in Athens, except for additional percussion in Volos, Greece.
Both titles are a tribute to early Napalm Death and so my side of this tape is dedicated to them for the eternal influence.
Ego Death is Manos Michaelides
https://www.facebook.com/egodeathgr/   https://egodeathnoise.bandcamp.com/    manoscure@yahoo.gr
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THE GOMORRAA band was founded in 2014 in São Paulo by the profane warriors Jhon Marques (guitar) and Mike Dorsal (vocals), proposing to make an impure Black Thrash Metal sung in Portuguese, with influences on bands like Bathory, Cruel Force, Hellhammer, Motorhead, Holocausto, Chakal, The Mist, Sarcófago, Sextrash, Sepultura (only the old shit), Dorsal Atlântica, Mutilator, DarkThrone & Vulcano.
In 2015, Gomorraa recorded the EP "Obsessão Sexual" and in 2016 it was also recorded the single "Cães do Inferno..." that including a cover of the song "Perseguir & Exterminar" from Flageladör.
During 2016, the band had some problems in this line-up, forcing them to take a break in their activities, but in 2017 the band returns with fresh blood from the new members Natan "Crucifier" with Maurcio "Skonger" for the guitars and G. "Devastatör" for the drums.
In the second half of the same year, they record a single from the EP "Negro Culto de Rais" this EP was released in digital format on the band's Bandcamp and by a Russian label Narcoleptica Productions limited edition of 300 copies in CD and in Cassette format released by Nyarlathotep Records where is included the EP's "Obsessão Sexual" and "Negro Culto de Rais" with a limited edition of 100 copies.
In the year 2019 come into the studio and record their first full album cried "Sordidus Fabellas ( Luxurius Et Profanum)" production and engineering by Claudio Soares, Guilherme Profundezas & Orlando.
Prepare for the reality of these sordid tales, because the infamous trumpets of Lucifer just begin to give the profane sign of the depths of darkness cursed for more this fire sacrifice forged with the blood of submissive creatures to the delight of these infernal forces that they might be proclaimed on the sordid tales of the covenant made between Murder Records, VSF Records, Escória Records, Macaco de Guerra Records, Sanatório Distro & Records and baptized with the most impure dark symphonies made by Gomorraa on this perverted ritual entitled "Sordidus Fabellas ( Luxurius Et Profanum)"...
GOMORRAA - "SORDIDUS FABELLAS LURURIES ET PROFANUS"
Digipack CD 
Blasphemic Black Thrash Metal...
Blasphemic Sordid Tales:
01.Sinal Iminente das Trevas (Instrumental)
02.Avante Forças Infernais 
03.Submisso ao Prazer
04.Ataque sobre a Cidade Luz 
05.Sacrificio de Fogo 
06.Lady Lust 
07.Sórdidus Contos (prelúdio)
08.XXX 
09.Condessa das Artes Cruéis 
10.Arco do Bode 
Line up:
MD - Vocal 
Crucifier - Guitarra
Skonger - Guitarra
Blasfemator - Baixo 
Devastatör - Bateria 
gomorraasp@gmail.com   https://gomorraaxxx.bandcamp.com/
DIGIPACK CD
PRICE: 10 Euros + Shipping Costs
Order  at Hellstore: http://www.murder-records.com/428406064/product/4341023/gomorraa?catid=973708
Welcome to this literary underworld, where the rotten incense with nefarious sulfur smells slowly burns so that the infamous entities of darkness Murder Records along with REBOCO CAÍDO FANZINE can thus announce and present an initiative that will encourage you to read and allow you to search further, but that also allows you to have at your disposal space totally dedicated to the literary arts, where the abstract purposes of life are reproduced in labyrinths of written words and that allow us to dive into our own deepest literary abysses, in a simple and direct way...
"RANCOROUS MANIFESTO WATERED WITH THE POISONS OF A GRINDER SON OF A BITCH FULL OF PURE RANCID HATE PROPERLY VOMITED, PISSED AND SHIT ON ALL OF YOU... ", is the first edition available in digital format, as well as in physical format and official release by the newly created Editora Merda Na Mão, founded by Fabio da Silva and Diego El Khourie and who decided to join in a very natural way, the official opening of this Cadaveric Noise Bibliothec, also now inaugurated by Danihell Slaughter. What we propose to hear here is all that noise that flows in the rivers of ink spilled by pens and brushes, so that these works, which in the most varied forms of insanity have been exposed through writing or painting and which will provide you with a space for reading and reflection and where the murmurs that echo in this literary underworld, will be published here completely free and easy access, to give a life of their own and a more active voice to all those literary arts who want to share or launch here their mortuary archives in various formats such as, Fanzines or Books, as well as among other ways of expressing opinions and points of view such as, Manifests, Protests, Poems or Open Letters but also with Comics or Drawings and Painting that also have their space reserved within this cursed library of darkness and publisher full of cultural shit...
Now please be silent, so that you can hear with your eyes, all the noise coming from the murmurs in the words that have been written and which here must and can be properly absorbed by the cursed creatures of the underworld of darkness, with didactic, explicit and direct literature...
If for some reason, that concerns nobody but yourself, something has led you in some way to use writing or painting, as a way to express yourself or simply to give your support or points of view, in the most varied underworlds inside, of literature, music, painting or even cinema and you want to publish your arts here, and thus give your very important contribution, so that you can enrich the digital shelves of this filthy library and where it is not intended that the literary noise remains silent...
So that you can present us your literary work with the intention of publishing it in a free form on the shelves of our library, we must inform you that everything will be rigorously evaluated before it can be published or exposed on the shelves of this filthy library where we do not intend to expose or support any type of literature where political aspects are verified whether they are what they are, but where it will also not be tolerated much less to publish any type of homophobic or racist literature, but be aware that the religions here also have no altar, where they can proclaim their absurd doctrines...
All those who want to publish on our shelves your philosophies of life through a book, a fanzine, a manifesto, a protest, a vent, a poem, an open letter, a painting or any other form that you possess so that you can express yourself and have an opinion that really makes you feel in a certain way irritated or revolted, do not hesitate to submit your publications for our evaluation before they can be properly published and exposed on the shelves of this library and where shit turns into culture...
Therefore all those interested in sending us your literary contributions to this library of darkness should send, in PDF, what you want to present or suggest to us and so that it can be properly published and supported by these filthy underworlds full of cultural shit...
CADAVERIC NOISE BIBLIOTHEC  http://www.murder-records.com/445547471
EDITORA MERDA NA MÃO   https://editoramerdanamao.blogspot.com
Title:  Grudging manifest showered with the poisons of a son of a bitch grinder full of pure rancid hatred properly vomited, pissed, and shit on all of you ...
Manifest/interview with Danihell Slaughter conducted by Fabio da Silva Barbosa 
Pages:  26
Cover and Core:  Black & White
Email requests:
 editoramerdanamao@gmail.com
Joint work between  Murder Records and the zine  Reboco Caído and released by  Editora Merda na Mão
A call was also launched by  Murder Records,  through  Cadaveric Noise Bibliothec,  for those who have material and wish to exhibit in this space that is already a reference for those seeking a differentiated reading. The material will be sent to the e-mail  
info@murder-records.com
“MEMÓRIA DOS FANZINES #1
Download free here
 https://www.dropbox.com/s/8amkmjk8gyq0g3f/MEM%C3%93RIA%20DOS%20FANZINES%231_EBOOK.pdf?dl=0
The new E-Book entitled Memória dos Fanzines #1 is already available for free download and gathers fifty posts from the column Memória dos Fanzines, published since 2018 in the Metal Blog Reunion Zine by Alexandre Chakal and Renato Rosatti.
This project had the collaboration and active participation of Fabio da Silva Barbosa (Reboco Caído Zine), who carried out some interviews with Zineiros from the old ones, collecting testimonies and extra contributions from other independent publications, with his tireless research in the literary arts edited in various parts of Brazil, as well as some countries in South America and Europe. This E-book contains 183 pages and 600 covers and information on zines from various eras.
The material is available for free download here Cadaveric Noise Bibilotech, a virtual space that Murder Records decided to open this cemetery for Fanzines, Manifestos, Books and other independent publications related to the arts of the underworld.
In parallel, the editors inform that the project Memory of the Fanzines #2 is also in progress and we invite all those interested in sending their contributions and participate in the next edition do not hesitate to contact us
MEMÓRIA DOS FANZINES Contact:  memoriadosfanzines@gmail.com   https://memoriadosfanzines.blogspot.com/
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Los Angeles death shred BLOODFEST RITUAL have unleashed their debut EP "ALTARS OF SACRIFICE", out now, officially as of July 24th. A five-track introduction ranging from technical death metal to melodic shred, the release's lyrical content shares the trio's love for 80’s horror movies, HP Lovecraft, and general blasphemy.
For fans of : The Black Dahlia Murder, Arsis, Cannibal Corpse, Morbid Angel, Death
“This EP is a love letter to Death Metal. Old School, Modern, Technical and Brutal; we love all of the aspects of death metal as a genre, and we wanted to show that with this EP. We tried to display our influences by dramatically changing the vibe of each song.” says the band.
Heavy, fast, and brutal, the EP's opener "Grave Fodder" resurrects the dead with its shred, guttural vocals and slamming assault of 90's influenced Swedish death metal. Followed by "Eternally Molested By The One Most Foul", where listeners can expect a guitar nerd's wet dream as guitarists Michael Bala and Hunter Gurney showcase the rippage with four excitable solos. "No More Room In Hell" is a salute to 'Dawn of The Dead' and hits fans of old school Carcass and Cannibal Corpse with its brutal slam section, while "Chopped Up and Burned" is a tribute to 'The Evil Dead' and has many hints of early 90's death metal. EP closer "Fetid Offering", was the first song written by guitarist Hunter Gurney for the band and is about the video game Bloodborne. The track erodes what neck muscles you have left from headbanging with its blunt force trauma of The Black Dahlia Murder meets Necrophagist.
Bloodfeast Ritual’s debut EP “Altars of Sacrifice” is available on Bandcamp,
Apple Music, Spotify, and Amazon.
Lyric Video - Chopped Up And Burned -
 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V8U5RgNb5Pc
Lyric Video - Eternally Molested By The One Most Foul -  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mKawOHB0VuI
Track Listing:
1. Grave Fodder (4:27)
2. Eternally Molested By The One Most Foul (4:46)
3. No More Room In Hell (4:40)
4. Chopped Up And Burned (3:39)
5. Fetid Offering (3:21)
EP Length: 20:56
About:
Formed in the barren lands of Los Angeles when guitarist Hunter Gurney found fellow guitarist Michael Bala shredding at a Guitar Center in Hollywood, CA. With the shock and awe of each other’s talent, a friendship was quickly formed, and soon after the two mad lads began jamming, jellying, and collaborating in all senses of the phrase.
Between the two of them, there was a strong, electrical creative energy that compelled the pair to both write songs. The young shredders were very inspired by HP Lovecraft, 80s horror, and older style death metal. Hunter added his own flavor to Michael’s existing songs, and Michael helped Hunter expand his own songwriting abilities. The pair worked very quickly, and composed a handful of crunchy tunes; soon after, it was time to find other members to join their cult for brutality.
Through a mutual friend, the duo met growler David Ainsworth. Michael and Hunter were taken aback at David’s ability to perform metal vocals in a wide variety of styles, and suddenly the wolf pack became a terrifying trio of tremendous heavy metal titans. The Mississippi Mutant aka David became close with Michael and Hunter and joined them on their quest for death metal domination.
After a few solid months in the practice room, the trio decided it was time to hit the studio. Five songs for annihilation were chosen to be recorded and were executed with surgical precision, under the watchful eye of Charlie Waymire from Ultimate Studios. Michael and Hunter shared bass duties on the recording, and vocalist David injected his vocal venom from with lyrics of demons and eldritch horrors. Showcasing a range from technical death metal to melodic shred, the trio’s sonic devastation “Altars of Sacrifice” (EP) was completed and set to assault the masses on July 24th, 2020.
2020 is proving to be a big year for Bloodfeast Ritual. The band is beginning their journey, and they appreciate each and everyone that has encouraged them, either in the form of inspiration or those that have taken the time to pass on a kind word. Especially during the current age of Covid.
https://ashermediarelations.com/2020/07/25/epk-bloodfeast-ritual-altars-of-sacrifice-2020/
https://bloodfeastritual.com/
Perhaps as an unplanned nod to the ominosity that looms over 2020, doom metal has featured pretty extensively on Transcending Obscurity Records' list of releases this year. And so, we heavily trudge through- this time with the pre-orders for the atmospheric death/doom band Aphonic Threnody's upcoming full-length album, The Great Hatred. The album is a 6-track gargantuan creation that promises to leave audiences serpentining through an hour's-worth of richly-layered doom and death metal with its own fair share of unassuming unpredictability.
APHONIC THRENODY:  - “THE GREAT HATRED”
Genre  Atmospheric Death/Doom Metal
Release Date
 October 16th, 2020
Record Label
 Transcending Obscurity Records
For fans of
 My Dying Bride, Paradise Lost, Noctu, Officium Triste, Poema Arcanvs, early Anathema, Illimitable Dolor, Towards Atlantis Lights, Et Moriemur
Band lineup
 
Juan Escobar C. (Arrant Saudade) - Vocals, Bass, Guitar & Keys
Riccardo Veronese (Towards Atlantis Lights, Dea Marica) - Guitars
Artwork by Misanthropic Art (Xpus, Death Courier)
Track listing
1. Locura
2. Interrogation
3. The Great Hatred
4. Drowning
5. The Rise Of The Phoenix
6. The Fall 
Members of Towards Atlantis Lights, Dea Marica, Arrant Saudade and more collaborate to conjure up the finest kind of death/doom metal that encompasses the best qualities this style has to offer - stirring melodies, heaving riffs, immersive atmosphere, and some of the lowest, most anguished vocals possible alternating with lucid, spoken passages. None of it is overbearing or lingers on for too long as the songs waft through the doom vacuum, making their presence felt and imperceptibly changing something inside the unsuspecting listener. Much happens during the course of the hour and Aphonic Threnody don't follow a strict formula, leaving things open-ended and unpredictable as they keep changing things around without disrupting the emotional temperament. The Great Hatred makes for an engaging listen and will make you come back to unravel its richly layered and elegantly intertwined compositions. It's akin to living life all over again. And again. 
https://tometal.com/
https://www.facebook.com/aphonic.threnody.5
Thanks a lot! Alden D PR - Transcending Obscurity Records 
Formed in 2016, THRASHERWOLF are a new force in UK thrash metal. They've been building their reputation and honing their skills with incendiary performances on the underground gig circuit and working feverishly on material for their debut album. That album is now complete and ready for launch, so prepare yourselves for We Are Revolution, nine tracks of prime, jaw-breaking, blood-spitting thrash, going for the throat on September 19th! To whet the appetite and heighten the anticipation the band today reveal a lyric video for album highlight 'The Vortex'. This wild carnival of riffs, hooks and pure adrenalin will have all true thrashers hungry for the revolution!
UK Thrashers have already had a sneak preview listen to We Are Revolution and their assessment was unequivocal:
"...give these UK thrash bruisers a listen; you won’t regret it!"
So without further ado, bare your teeth and dive into 'The Vortex'! It's time to join the pack...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xVYriY8scsA
'The Vortex' single is also available on all major digital music platforms, including Amazon Music , Google Play and Spotify
https://www.facebook.com/thrasherwolftheband/
UK Grindcore pioneers NAPALM DEATH will be releasing their new studio album “THROES OF JOY IN THE JAWS OF DEFEATISM” on September 18th, 2020. Therefore, the group is launching a first single off the upcoming album
Check out “Backlash Just Because” in a lyric video by Cloud Music https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FFDHuCeaM_Y
NAPALM DEATH’s vocalist Mark ‘Barney’ Greenway comments about the song as follows:  “This song in particular really spurred me on when I was writing lyrics for the album overall. It’s raucous and traditional, but also quirky and discordant and ultimately catchy-as-anything in the context of rampaging noise. Lyrically it was directed at the spiteful art of creating easy targets and fomenting paranoia and revulsion, which is something that I feel has become de rigeur in very recent times. I really let loose on the more sporadic vocals at the end of the song – it’s a real barkfest at that point. Lovely.”
“Throes of Joy in the Jaws of Defeatism” is the highly anticipated follow-up to 2015’s acclaimed “Apex Predator – Easy Meat” album and the 16th  (!) studio album effort by NAPALM DEATH. It was again recorded with longtime producer Russ Russell and features artwork by Frode Sylthe.
From the pinnacle of confrontational instrumental extremity and steadfast lyrical humanity, NAPALM DEATH’s new album warps musical landscapes all over again. “Throes of Joy in the Jaws of Defeatism” includes 12 songs seething with caustic evolution and unrelenting scope. Here is the track-listing for the standard edition of the album:
NAPALM DEATH - “Throes of Joy in the Jaws of Defeatism”
Fuck the Factoid
Backlash Just Because
That Curse of Being in Thrall
Contagion
Joie De Ne Pas Vivre
Invigorating Clutch
Zero Gravitas Chamber
Fluxing of the Muscle
Amoral
Throes of Joy in the Jaws of Defeatism
Acting in Gouged Faith
A Bellyful of Salt and Spleen
Next to the Jewelcase CD edition of the album, “Throes of Joy in the Jaws of Defeatism” will also be available as Digital album and as limited Mediabook CD (+ Patch) with 3 bonus-tracks: “Feral Carve-up”, “White Kross” (Sonic Youth cover-version) and “Blissful Myth” (Rudimentary Peni cover-version). The vinyl version of the album will include a double-sided A2 poster and the bonus-track “Air’s Turned Foul in Here” in the following 180g. variations and limitations:
Vinyl Europe:
Black LP - Unlimited
“Colour is of no concern” LP (creamy white vinyl) – 200x copies from CM Webshop
“All that glitters is not enriching” LP (golden vinyl) – 400x copies from CM Distro
“Era of dazzling indifference” LP (neon orange vinyl) – 200x copies from EMP
“The cold shoulder of isolationism” LP (transp. blue vinyl) – 200x copies from Nuclear Blast
“See right through you” LP (clear vinyl) – 300x copies from Napalm Death
Vinyl USA:
Black LP - Unlimited
“Germicidal yellow swirled vinyl” – 250x copies from CM Webshop
“Stressed sanguine blood smear vinyl” – 500x copies from Indie Stores
“Mucus with envy swirled vinyl” – 250x copies from Revolver Magazine
“De-weaponised steel and black swirled vinyl” – 200x copies from Decibel Magazine
https://napalmdeath.org/scum/
Today New York City’s avant – garde black metal outfit IMPERIAL TRIUMPHANT present you their latest video to “ATOMIC AGE”. Watch the Video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P_lb8564Kcs
The band comments:
"Welcome to the age of a bright future and unprecedented optimism. A time when man’s dreams are realized in the biggest way. The most dangerous time ever known with the most existential responsibility ever bestowed. A NEW age of the atomic dream and ten thousand years forward of computerized biology looking to the past for the same answers. That mid century Atomic Age; Long lasting to go that extra mile, now and forever..."
Gatefold Empire Black 2LP & LP-Booklet & Poster (black Vinyl)
Gatefold Atomic Sunrise 2LP & LP-Booklet & Poster (transp. sun yellow Vinyl) – SOLD OUT
Gatefold Statue of Verdigris 2LP & LP-Booklet & Poster (mint colored Vinyl)
Ltd. CD Edition
Digital Album
https://www.facebook.com/imperialtriumphant/
BISÖNTE - "ANCESTRAL PUNISHMEN"
Label :
Xtreem Music
Genre : Doom/Stoner from Spain
Line-up:
Vicente Payá – guitars
María J. Lladó – vocals
Andra Trujillo – bass
Pablo Herrero – drums 
Bisönte was born in early 2020 by Vicente Payá (GOLGOTHA and UNBOUNDED TERROR and Maria J Lladó, after the collaboration of Maria J in the last album of GOLGOTHA. Both were encouraged to this joint project, creating something much darker and depressing in a Doom/ Stoner vein. The band is completed with Andrea Trujillo on bass and Pablo Herrero on drums (both members of YOKO FACTOR). In April they recorded their debut album "Ancestral Punishment" at Black Night Studios in Palma de Mallorca, and it was mixed and mastered by Jordi Vaquero at his own Bóveda del Sol Studios in Barcelona.
In May of the same year, Bisönte got signed to Xtreem Music for the worldwide release and promotion of “Ancestral Punishment” that will be out on CD, 12”LP, Cassette & Digital formats. 
“Ancestral Punishment” consists of six conceptual songs, which tell a story about the invasion and destruction by external beings of everything that some believe, possess and love without worrying about what they have to do to defeat them and keep their style of life. BISONTE's sound has a dense, heavy and deep sound with influences from bands like WINDHAND, early BLACK SABBATH, MONOLORD, AEONIAN SORROW, AVATARIUM, TROUBLE, CANDLEMASS... 
http://www.xtreemmusic.com/
Norway’s old school metal outfit SINSID returns with second album “ENTER THE GATES”, out on September 18. Originally formed in 2012, SINSID’s influences include anything from the blues and rock to metal and Viking or thrash but the very core of the band is, unmistakably, traditional heavy metal. The band’s debut came out in 2018 and “Mission From Hell” triumphantly introduced SINSID to the metal world and quickly gained the band a massive new following, with reviews referring to the album as “good old, honest, working class metal” and “couldn’t be more metal if it was hammered over an anvil!”
The band now continues its… mission, as it prepares to unleash its next offering which is yet another fine release of pure old school heavy metal! All the elements that one can expect are there; from the catchy choruses and fist-raising anthemic tunes to the raw hellish vocals and of course that nostalgic 80s vibe throughout!
“Enter the Gates” is out on September 18, on CD and Digital as well as Vinyl. The Vinyl edition will come out in a special orange vinyl and will be limited to 100 numbered copies with each copy also including a download code. The song “Fighting with Fire” is now available for streaming and free download below along with its corresponding lyric video at
www.pitchblackrecords.com 
Pre-order links:
https://store.pitchblackrecords.com & https://pitchblackrecords.bandcamp.com
Album track listing:

1. Rise of Fury
2. Enter the Gates
3. Fighting with Fire
4. Hail to the Gods
5. Point of no Return
6. 666
7. Dawn of Night
8. Roll the Dice
9. Freedom of the Sea
SINSID is:
Terje Singh Sidhu – Vocals
Sten Roger Knutsen – Lead Guitar
Even Håvold – Rhythm Guitar
Grzegorz Urbanski – Bass
Robin Wick – Drums
https://www.facebook.com/sinsidband/
Horror Pain Gore Death Productions have signed New York/New Jersey's dank guttural Death Metal act OXALATE. The band's new EP INFATUATING SICKNESS is up now for pre-order and will be released September 4th on CD and Digital formats. 
OXALATE make their Horror Pain Gore Death debut with the vicious EP Infatuating Sickness! Hailing from NJ/NY, OXALATE perform darkened, depraved and dank Death Metal. Infatuating Sickness spews forth four tracks of twisted, guttural Death Metal and primal insanity dealing with subjects of occultism, terror and demonology.
OXALATE will crush your soul and leave you in the grave to rot! For fans of Dead Congregation, Funebrarum, Goreaphobia, Gorguts, Immolation, Incantation, Morbid Angel, Repulsion and Suffocation.
Stream album track "Dark Ritual" at https://youtu.be/il2xuHJBovY
Pre-save this release on Spotify, Apple Music, etc. at https://ffm.to/oxalate
Pre-order Infatuating Sickness on digital and CD at https://hpgd.bandcamp.com/album/infatuating-sickness
Track Listing:
1. Unwholesome Revelation
2. Dark Ritual
3. Infatuating Sickness
4. Blood And Sulphur
www.horrorpaingoredeath.com
www.facebook.com/horrorpaingoredeath
AGON - "STRIP THE POWER"
Label :
Self-Released
Genre : Extreme metal, black metal, death metal, grind core from US
Line-up:
Andre Basora - Vocals, Guitars, Bass, Drum program
«Strip the Power is the first single off my upcoming EP that will be released soon. During these past few months, I have been writing this song along with five other songs for a project where I wanted to create anthemic pieces of protest against the powerful grasp of government and its oppression that punches down onto its populace. I was originally intending the project to aim towards the presidential administration that is currently in power. Though it does target the administration, today's current events have shown more about the overall American system that has been in place before the actions done by the current president. These past years have shown a staggering increase in the already divided American populace put into action by the current administration and the consequences it has created during these current times and for the times to come. These actions have led Americans to see its country as fearful, immoral, distrustful, inept of peace and unity, and deadly. The system has placed its forces with the power to be capable to control one's life, deciding when it's time to end it and defend its decisions as acts of justice. These acts of violence caused by police brutality throughout the decades of American history have shown that this justice system is nothing but that. It has shown its true colours of blood-red rather than trustworthy blue. We will not abide. We will not submit. The only way is for this system to topple down from the mountain its murderers have built, to burn down what its foundations have created, and to arise from the ashes as a new system where the justice we look up to is the one we trust and depend on our lives on. Strip the Power.»
https://www.facebook.com/agonmusician/
ILDSKÆR is a new black metal project from Denmark. Founded this year by Dark Artist and Illustrator Simon Garðarsson (Í Myrkri) & Skóggangr (Genfærd)
We proudly announce our debut album "DEN RÆDSOMSTE NAT" (Eng: The Most Terrible Night)
We have set out to give a description of the fateful british bombardment of Copenhagen in 1807, and offer a perspective into the mindset of the people affected by the bombardment and the subsequent theft of the Dano-Norwegian fleet. The result is a true concept album.
Included are the full album, lyric booklets, cover art, band photos and contextual history for those who want to explore the concept of this album further.
"Den Rædsomste Nat" is to be released on LP, CD and tape by Wolfspell Records on the 2nd of September, the 213th anniversary of the bombardment.
Also our bandcamp will carry the release in digital format:
https://ildskaer.bandcamp.com/releases
Thank you for your time and attention -Garðarsson & Skóggangr
Set to unleash their self-titled album on July 31st, NYC death metal WINTER NIGHTS is streaming the release in full via its premiere on MetalInsider 
https://www.metalinsider.net/new-music/exclusive-album-stream-winter-nights-winter-nights
The self-titled album follows the band's 2014 widely praised full length "An Endless Apocalypse". Recorded between 2015 and 2018 at Atomic Sound in Brooklyn, New York, this new album is clearly progress for Winter Nights. Showing its maturity, it’s easy to hear the difference between the self-titled album and its predecessor.
Combining dark, foreboding lyrics and melodic interludes breaking up pounding riffs, the primary themes on the album relate to the feeling of being stuck on the idea of death. The lyrics are a sort of metaphor of losing someone and / or taking your own life for one purpose or another. Winter Nights explains the album in their own words, painting a grim picture:
“If you took a deep breath right before free-falling off a cliff in the pouring rain with a glimmer of sunshine trying to come through dark clouds only to fall into a dark hole and wake up crawling all fours on cold soil with snow falling in a dark moonlight forest.”
For fans of: Belphegor, Amon Amarth, and Dark Tranquility, the self-titled album will be available on July 31, 2020.
Track Listing:
1. When December Burns (5:47)
2. Starved For Energy (4:09)
3. Withdrawals (4:11)
4. Unmarked Grave (4:52)
5. Day The Sun Died (4:01)
6. Encounters (5:19)
Album Length: 28:21
About:
Winter Nights is a four-piece melodic death metal band emanating from Brooklyn, New York in the winter of 2007. The sound and lyrical themes of their music portray loss, pain, grievance, and darkness.
Guitar driven melodies evoke visceral reactions to the mythic end of the world. They are an integral part of the thriving New York metal scene. As of 2020, their formation consists of dueling guitar brothers Jeremy and Efrain Farfan who also cover vocals, bassist Martin Tune and drummer James Yarusinsky.
The two Farfan brothers came up with the idea for the band after a New Years’ toast and after recruiting a friend they started writing music together and the rest is history. Trading endless amounts of riffs the Farfan brothers devise the majority of the music before presenting it to the rest of the band to be beefed out in the rehearsal studio.
Mainly inspired by nature, places of travel. different scenery. Jeremy gets his ideas from places he’s traveled such as the cliffs of northern Ireland, catacombs of Montreal, nighttime canals of Venice, and the eerie silence of Central Park at night.
Playing with similar bands such as Kalmah, Belphegor, and Insomnium, and on festivals including Maryland Folkfest and Poconos Folkfest, Winter Nights is a mainstay in the New York metal underground. With personal influences rooted primarily in metal, the members of Winter Nights make provocative, despairing, genuine songs. In 2008 they released a self-titled demo EP, followed by another EP “From Darkness Till Dawn” in 2011, and a full length “An Endless Apocalypse” in 2014. 2020 brings a new self-titled album due out July 31st.
https://ashermediarelations.com/2020/06/17/epk-winter-nights-self-titled-2020/
https://www.facebook.com/winternightsnyc/
Dark Descent Records and Me Saco Un Ojo Records will release the highly anticipated second album from FACELESS BURIAL – “SPECIATION​”, August 7 on vinyl, CD, cassette and digital formats.
Pre-order:
Bandcamp:  https://darkdescentrecords.bandcamp.com/album/speciation
Dark Descent Store: https://tinyurl.com/ycwcc3be
For the past five years, Australia’s FACELESS BURIAL have been flying the flag of classicist ‘90s death metal, first across a demo in 2015 and then the subsequent (and acclaimed) ​Grotesque Miscreation​ debut album in 2017 and follow-up ​Multiversal Abattoir​ MLP a year later. Those latter two recordings, in particular, portrayed the potency of this power-trio, displaying an unremittingly dark and dexterous sound which draws in a variety of death metal traditions.
Going from strength to strength, FACELESS BURIAL play their strongest hand yet with the full-length ​Speciation​. Altogether sharper and more finessed than all previous, Speciation​ spreads unimaginable DEATH METAL MIGHT with malignant ease.
FACELESS BURIAL exude a charisma that’s totally their own, which largely comes down to the songwriting itself. Where the preceding records maintained a murky ‘n’ malodorous aspect, that was predominantly in the sound itself; here on  Speciation , it’s been parlayed into the tense ‘n’ treacherous textures they explore. Otherwise, no great changes have been made, nor should there be: forever twisting and never stagnating, each of these six songs reveals new corridors through which to spelunk, and efficiently so across the album’s deceptively epic 36-minute runtime.
Thankfully, once again, FACELESS BURIAL evade the riff-salad tendencies of so much tech-oriented death metal; their sound isn’t so much a restless blast through scattershot ideas as it is an endlessly malforming entity making rude shapes, and now one colored by narrative lead work. Which is to say nothing of ​the album’s powerful production, which is rendered in authentically analogue tones and further underlines the band’s reverent devotion to death metal classicism.
Adorned with form-meeting-content cover artwork, Speciation​ is bound to be the year’s most forward-thinking/backwards-looking death metal album.
Track Listing
1) Worship
2) Limbic Infirmary
3) Irreparably Corps