NEWS 17.4.2021

IMPERIAL AGE präsentieren ihre Version von POWERWOLFs 'Demons Are A Girl's Best Friends'
Neues Video und Single!
IMPERIAL AGE sagen dazu:
"Liebe Freunde! Unser neuer Überraschungstrack ist ein Powerwolf-Cover, das von Jane Odintsova eingesungen wurde!
Ihr könnt das Video jetzt auf YouTube sehen und den Titel auf allen digitalen Plattformen streamen!
Jane über den neuen Track: "Die Idee für den Song und das Video kam spontan, wir hatten nichts übermäßig Ernsthaftes vor. Ich trainierte mit meinem Gesangstrainer einen neuen Stil und wir beschlossen, diesen Song zu üben. Und dann dachten wir: Ok, während wir an unserem neuen Album "New World" arbeiten - warum nicht ein bisschen Spaß haben und dabei etwas Ungewöhnliches veröffentlichen? Also haben wir den Song aufgenommen und ein unterhaltsames Musikvideo gemacht, nur zum Spaß! Wir sind seit Jahren Fans von Powerwolf. Seitdem sie so groß sind wie wir und an denselben Orten spielen, freuen wir uns auch, auf diese Weise unsere Bewunderung für ihre Musik und ihre visuelle Präsentation zum Ausdruck zu bringen."
Gucken: https://youtu.be/Do__bI4c1XY
Hören: https://imperial-age.ffm.to/DemonsAreAGirlsBestFriend
www.imperial-age.com
Dan Baune ist Metaller aus und mit Leidenschaft. Zehn Jahre hat der Londoner als Sessionmusiker für diverse Bands und Künstler die Flagge des echten Metal auf die Bühnen Europas gebracht. Jetzt ist es höchste Zeit für Dan Baune, auf eigenen Füßen zu stehen. Zusammen mit Freund und Powerhouse-Schlagzeuger Sebastian Weiss schrieb und arrangierte Dan ein Album, das den musikalischen Wurzeln huldigt, hauptsächlich Thrash Metal, NWOBHM und Melodic Death Metal aus den frühen Neunzigern. Das Album zeigt die Vielseitigkeit des Duos und ist insbesondere für Dan ein Neuanfang. Als er 2020 London zugunsten seiner neuen Heimat Deutschland zurücklässt, bringt ihn DAN BAUNE´S LOST SANCTUARY nicht nur zu zurück zu seinen Roots, sondern dient auch als Katharsis: Raus mit dem Alten, rein mit dem Neuen! "Dieses Album repräsentiert, wer ich wirklich bin", sagt Dan. "Bis jetzt bin ich immer in bestimmte Rollen gerutscht. Und so sehr ich das genieße, wollte ich etwas tun, das tiefer geht, das introspektiver und authentischer ist. Natürlich ist es beängstigend, so offen zu sein, aber ich glaube, dass das Teilen dieser Erfahrungen und Schwächen, meine Menschlichkeit, nur zu etwas Gutem führen kann. Ich denke, viele Leute da draußen wollen mehr Substanz als all den glänzenden Social-Media-Lifestyle-Hokuspokus. Ich sehne mich nach etwas Realem. Und wenn ich einige meiner schwierigeren Erfahrungen teile, spreche ich zu den Menschen und helfe ihnen zu erkennen, dass Sie nicht allein sind." Nach seiner erfolgreichen Karriere als Side-Man etabliert Lost Sanctuary Dan Baune als erstklassigen Multiinstrumentalisten, Sänger und Künstler, mit dem man rechnen muss. Nicht nur das Songwriting ist beeindruckend, sondern auch die Produktion. Mit Dan selbst an der Spitze des Mischpults bietet das Album einen Sound, der sowohl organisch als auch modern ist, für all jene Hörer, die es satt haben, bei jeder Produktion die gleichen voreingestellten Gitarrenklänge und Drum-Samples zu hören. Zudem imponiert das Duo mit erstklassigen Gästen. "Im Laufe der Jahre habe ich all diese großartigen Freunde in der Branche gefunden. Man hofft immer, dass man eines Tages zusammenarbeitet, aber es passiert normalerweise nie, da jeder immer so beschäftigt ist. Als wir uns für dieses Album entschieden haben, dachte ich mir: Jetzt ist meine Chance, ein paar Leute einzubeziehen, mit denen ich schon immer zusammenarbeiten wollte. Und das haben wir geschafft."
Mit dabei sind unter anderem (in der Reihenfolge ihres Erscheinens auf dem Album): Bob Katsionis (Outloud, ex-Firewind, Warrior Path), Rasmus Bom Andersen (Diamond Head), Jennifer Diehl (Fire Red Empress), Aliki Katriou (Eight Lives Down), Matt Mitchell (Furyon), Doogie White (Rainbow, Yngwie Malmsteen, Michael Schenker), Chris Webb (Biomechanical, Solsikk) und Herbie Langhans (Avantasia, Firewind).
Jetzt gibt´s das Video zur ersten Single "OPEN YOUR EYES".
Hier könnt Ihr es gucken:
https://youtu.be/rfLe85hMGsk
Koncept und Videographie: Lennart Jabben
Schauspielerin: Karina Vermillion
Keyboard-Solo: Bob Katsionis
Dan sagt über Song und Clip:
""Musikalisch ist ´Open Your Eyes´ ein NWOBHM-Song auf Steroiden mit einer Prise Scandi-Power-Metal, da er ein erstaunliches Keyboard-Solo von meinem guten Freund Bob Katsionis enthält. Thematisch handelt es sich um einen Song über Angst, Verzweiflung, Scham und alles, was mit dem Kampf gegen Unzulänglichkeitsgefühle einhergeht. Es zeigt, wie wir, obwohl in unserer "inneren Welt" das Chaos herrschen mag, äußerlich oft unsere "steife Oberlippe" tragen und niemanden die Dunkelheit in uns sehen lassen. Es ist eine Einladung an alle, nicht nur die Kämpfe anderer Menschen mit Mitgefühl zu sehen und zu begrüßen, sondern noch mehr ihre eigenen persönlichen! Es ist jedoch nicht alles Untergang und Finsternis. So direkt und aggressiv das Lied beginnt, es hat auch viele melodische und hoffnungsvolle Momente, die Licht in die Dunkelheit bringen. Wie bei vielen Songs auf "Lost Sanctuary" funktioniert ´Open Your Eyes´ durch das Gegenspiel aus bösartigem Thrash-Metal-Chaos und einem eingängigen Mitsing-Refrain."
 Die Single gibt es ab sofort auf allen gängigen Plattformen.
Besonderer Dank geht an:
Lennart Godt
Christoph Denker
Audio gemixt und gemastert von Dan Baune
physisch:
https://bit.ly/dan_baune-s_lost_sanctuary_lost_sanctuary
digital:  https://backl.ink/145005959   https://rockworld24.bandcamp.com/album/lost-sanctuary
Erhältlich als Jewelcase-CD, limitiertes CD/Free-T-Shirt Bundle, als Download und als Stream.
Track list:
1. Arise
2. Open Your Eyes (feat. Bob Katsionis)
3. Temple Of Fear (feat. Rasmus Bom Andersen & Jennifer Diehl)
4. God Of War (feat. Aliki Katriou)
5. No Man's Land
6. Master Of You (feat. Matt Mitchell)
7. Lost Sanctuary (feat. Doogie White & Chris Webb)
8. The Arconite
9. Virtual Hedonia
10. Unholy (feat. Herbie Langhans, Aliki Katriou & Jennifer Diehl)
11. Rhapsody Of Life
Band Members:
Dan Baune - guitar, bass, vocals, synthesizers
Sebastian Weiss - drums, percussion, backing vocals
Guests: (In order of appearance)
Bob Katsionis (Outloud, ex-Firewind, Warrior Path)
Rasmus Bom Andersen (Diamond Head)
Jennifer Diehl (Fire Red Empress)
Aliki Katriou (Eight Lives Down)
Matt Mitchell (Furyon)
Doogie White (Rainbow, Yngwie Malmsteen, Michael Schenker)
Chris Webb (Biomechanical, Solsikk)
Herbie Langhans (Avantasia, Firewind)
https://www.facebook.com/dan.baune.lost.sanctuary
Dear Friends in the Press and Media worldwide, we’re excited to announce that we’ve teamed up with Canadian nuclear wasteland raw hardcore noise-punk incursors LAST AGONY to issue their pulverizing debut album "THE IMMINENT SLAUGHTER", arriving in early May 2021.
An introductory taste of the savage album has been provided by notorious underground blog No Echo, who premiered the song “Diabolism” remarking that “the Toronto-based outfit specializes in a particular strain of raw-as-fuck hardcore punk they've mastered by studying the greats, namely bands like Anti Cimex, Extreme Noise Terror, and Lärm.“ - you can read the full feature and checkout the track here
https://www.noecho.net/features/last-agony-hardcore-punk-band
On "The Imminent Slaughter" Last Agony let loose all their most negative and harrowing visions of a polluted, dark and violent world, birthing one of the most unnerving and lawless strains of primitive aural chaos to have been vomited from the North American punk scene this year. In the war-torn twenty minutes of weaponized aural mayhem, Last Agony put on display an unrivaled sonic assault of primitive cruelty and raw hostility, thrusting influences ranging from European early heavy punk bastions like Doom, Anti-Cimex and Electro Hippies, to Japanese d-beat noise deviants in the vein of Gauze and Death Side, all the way to primitive grindcore vanguards like Repulsion, Extreme Noise Terror, early Napalm Death and Terrorizer into a blown out and noise-corroded terrorscape of total anarchy and chaos. If you like it fast, loud, raw, visceral and lawless, search no further, because Last Agony have brought us one of the most nerve-shattering and apocalyptic storms of unhinged and primordial punk-metal wrath that you will hear all year.
"The Imminent Slaughter" is slated for an official release on May 7 2021 on vinyl, cassette tape and digital formats, all now pre-ordeable on our Bandcamp and webshop. 
Thank you as always for your time and attention given to our releases. Sincerely, Sentient Ruin
http://sentientruin.com/bands/#/last-agony
http://sentientruin.com/releases/last-agony-the-imminent-slaughter
While putting the finishing touch to their seventh studio album to be released later this year, French legendary Blackened Death Metal horde OTARGOS are announcing the May 13 release of a digital live album celebrating their 20th anniversary recorded at KaotoxinFest#II in December 2015 in Lille, France, for the release of then new album, "Xeno Kaos".
Raw, heavy and brutal, this new live album coming ten years after previous one, "Heretic Live" showcases the band's brutal live performance with several tracks from their masterpiece "Xeno Kaos", demonstrating the blackened Death Metal horde it became throughout the years.
A first single, opening song "Dominatrix", will be released on Apr.23 on all streaming platforms.
OTARGOS -"20 YEARS OF HUMAN TERMINATION"  (digital live album)
The Korporation is proud to announce the May 14 release of legendary French Blackened Death Metal horde OTARGOS’ new digital live album celebrating the band’s 20 anniversary, “20 Years of Human Termination”, recorded live at 2015’s KaotoxinFest#II at l’Aéronef in Lille, France, for the release of then new album “Xeno Kaos”.
While putting the finishing touch to their seventh studio album to be released later this year, OTARGOS decided it was about time to release a new live album, ten years after the recording of previous one “Heretic Live”, celebrating two decades spent eradicating mankind with a new raw, heavy and brutal set for the fans to enjoy before embarking on a new termination campaign.
A first single, opening track “Dominatrix” (from 2015’s “Xeno Kaos”), will be released on Apr.23 to start the bestial alien ceremony. Get ready!
Track List
Introduction
Dominatrix
Apex Terror
Kinetic Zero
The Ruinous Powers
Origin
Fleshless Deathless
Infernal Legions Trike A.E.
Human Terminate
Xeno Kaos
Remnants of a Long Dead Star
Line Up
Ulrich “Dagoth” Wegrich – Guitars & Vocals
Hindrik Horvard A.S. – Guitars *
M. Pliszke – Bass
John A. – Drums *
Not in the band anymore.
Credits
All music & lyrics by OTARGOS
Recorded December 2015 at l’AERONEF in LILLE, FRANCE
Mixed by OTARGOS
Mastered at ALIEN FORCES studios
Produced by XENOKORP
Picture by Frédéric LE LAY
Artwork by M. PLISZKE
Executive Producer: Nicolas Williart for XENOKORP
All songs published by EDITIONS HURLANTES & SEASON OF MIST Publishing
https://www.facebook.com/xenokorp
ROHTANG – “ ENTERING THE GATE OF MALEVOLENT DARKNESS”
Formats :  Limited edition cassette release
Genre: Atmospheric Black Metal, DSBM
Country: Sweden
For Fans of: Summoning, Shining, Bethlehem
Release Date: April 23, 2021
Description:
Rohtang is a new project of one-man Black Metal war machine Skoll, known from HellGoat, Slaughtercoffin, Wan and Misotheismus. Spawned in January 2021 in Eskilstuna, Sweden and carrying more atmosphere and a slower tempo than his other projects, in Rohtang Skoll creates hymns dedicated to the great void and death itself. 
After the recent split LP and EP release of HellGoat and the debut full length LP of Slaughtercoffin, during the wait for the new Wan record Skoll it’s not like Skoll to sit at home and spend leisure time. And so the master strikes again, delivering a mesmerizing and hyptotic sound concept while at the same time preserving the sheer hatred and misery that his earlier works are radiating. Let darkness embrace you and Rohtang be the soundtrack to your personal spiritual demise.
Exclusively available through the Corrupted Flesh Label Store:
https://www.corrupted-flesh.com/product/rohtang-entering-the-gate-of-malevolent-darkness-limited-edition-cassette-incl-digital-download
Dear Media Partner , we are very proud to announce VOLUME 3 of our SOUNDS OF HELL COMPILATION SERIES! Once again an album filled with bands hailing from Belgium and the Netherlands. From classic rock to black metal, this compilation gives you an insight of the rock and metal scene from those two countries.
In addition, for your news sections:
Sounds of Hell is already looking for bands based in the Benelux to create volume 4. 
And even more news: together with Hard 'n Heavy playlists we are now working on an international edition of the compilation, wich will be called Hard 'n Heavy Sounds of Hell.
This serie will focus on bands oustide the Benelux. Inquiries are most welcome!
In the meanwhile, enjoy Sounds of Hell volume 3! Erik
helldiest@outlook.be
www.helldiest.com
This is definitely one of our most important albums this year. Rogga Johansson of Paganizer fame has teamed up with The Master Butcher (Morbid Stench, Insepulto) to create absolutely pulverizing old school death metal. We've gone all out for this one and it also features the incredible artwork of Mariusz Lewandowski (Bell Witch). Pre-orders will go live next week. 
NECROGOD  - “IN EXTREMIS” 
Genre - Death Metal
Release Date - July 23rd, 2021
Record Label - Transcending Obscurity Records
For fans of - Undeath, Grave, Paganizer, Cannibal Corpse, Broken Hope, Incantation, Baphomet, Of Feather and Bone, Malignant Altar
 Necrogod is the perfect expression of atavistic death metal brutality spearheaded by none other than Rogga Johansson
who has teamed up with the revered The Master Butcher (Morbid Stench, Insepulto) to make this feat possible. It's a product of careful deliberation and years of experience, with Rogga Johansson laying down the heaviest music of possibly his entire career and The Master Butcher just taking things to another level with his barrage of unearthly roars. This is the culmination of death metal mastery, a groovy, pummelling record that imbibes the best elements of Swedish and American death metal  scenes to create a truly fearsome record without parallel. What's surprising is that despite the face-blasting aggression and unbridled vocal delivery, the music is well-rounded with thought-out structures, tempo changes, build-ups, solos and even traces of sick melodies. Clearly a marked deviation from the usual Rogga Johansson fare that one is acquainted with, this is some next level old school brutality that will knock you flat and will have you crawling back for more.  
Line up
Rogga Johansson (Paganizer, Revolting, Eye of Purgatory) - Guitar, Bass and Drum Programming
The Master Butcher (Morbid Stench, Insepulto) - Esophagus
Artwork by Mariusz Lewandowski (Bell Witch, Rogga Johansson, Eremit)
Layout by TG Rantanen (Paganizer) 
Track listing
1. Bringers Of Blasphemy 
2. In Mortal Confinement 
3. The Brutal Path (Straight To Hell) 
4. Remain The Same Again 
5. The Obsessive And The Deranged 
6. In The Reign Of Gore 
7. When Madness Has Taken Control 
8. Moribund 
9. Transcending To Persist
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https://www.facebook.com/necrogodeath/
Thanks a ton!  Kunal Choksi (label owner)  Transcending Obscurity Records
BLACK SUN BROTHERHOOD – “GOD & BEAST”
Norwegian black death metal band BLACK SUN BROTHERHOOD have now released their full-length debut “GOD & BEAST”. The album features 11 tracks of old school extreme metal. The CD version was released by METAL BLAST RECORDS on December 11, 2020.  A very limited vinyl version of the record was also released in March 2021 on MJØLNIR MUSIC NORWAY (already sold out).
BLACK SUN BROTHERHOOD hails from the ancient Viking town of Sarpsborg, Norway. The band’s sinister sound can be described as a mix of many types of extreme metal act THYABHORRENT. They have also been central members in rock/progressive/experimental music groups like SCHÆFER, KVAZAR and VENDETTA BLITZ.
Tracklist:
1. Might Is Right 03:36
2. Witches' Sabbath 04:04
3. Vengeance Is Mine 03:41
4. Black Sun Rising 04:05
5. Leviathan 04:47
6. Driven by Demons 03:26
7. Love Is a Demon 02:48
8. Sol Invictus 02:50
9. Hymn to Satan 04:10
10. Great Whore of Babylon 03:16
11. Litanies to Satan 05:29
The band members have previously been involved with metal acts such as THE HELHEIM SOCIETY, DEATHSEEKER, TYR and the notorious proto-Black Metal
https://blacksunbrotherhood.wordpress.com/
https://www.facebook.com/blacksunbrotherhoodnorway
SKÜLLFÜKK SATÄNIK SLÜTS – “UNCUT SPEED “
Format :  Limited edition püssy pink cassette release
Genre: Speed Metal
Country: Estonia
For Fans of: Venom, Motörhead, Barbatos
Release Date: April 30, 2021
Finally it is available! The debut demo tape by beer-krazed püssy magnets "Sküllfükk Satänik Slüts". The release that two booze-fueled street bums in Tartu and Vödkamizer's parole officer have desperately been waiting for! Get yours before your money is all spent on drugs and booze again!
Formed in the desolate Estonian alkopokalyptik wasteland of 20XX, filthounds Vödkamizer and Motörbreath joined forces in a drunken delirium to fight off their insatiable thirst for speed metal by becoming the self-proclaimed fastest band in Tartu. They quickly recruited Beerhämmer to pound some skin, as well as play some drums. Vowed to get some gash and krüsh some beers by playing sex and booze fueled powerhouse püssy magnet speed metal known as BDSM (Black/Death/Speed Metal), worshipping the metal godz of Venom, Motorhead, Sabbat, Shitfuckers, Abigail, Barbatos and Tank, taking their chances with raw energy and no compromise.
These rambunctious dipsomaniacs have recorded 7 original tracks for their demo “Uncut Speed” which is now to be released on pro-tape via Corrupted Flesh Records. The tracks are fast, loud and thrashing, focusing mostly on raw rock and roll sex appeal, fantastical realms and large consumption of alcohol. Songs about  sex-crazed black magic jezebels in league with satan, slüt fükking and bööze chugging, as well as a tracking featuring guest vocals by Vincent of the Estonian black metal bands Pime and Kõdu.
Currently they are working on a split album featuring 2 brand new tracks as well as writing material for a full length release. Get ready to be sensually fucked in the ears until they cum.
Guitar - Vödkamizer
Bass/Vox - Motörbreath
Drums - Beerhämmer
Exclusively available through the Corrupted Flesh Label Store:
https://www.corrupted-flesh.com/product/skullfukk-satanik-sluts-uncut-speed-ltd-edition-pussy-pink-cassette-incl-digital-download
Sweden black metallers MYRONATH just released their second single “EVIGT MÖRKER” taken off their upcoming album “DJEVELKRAFT”.
You can listen at this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v4fKPBuKsyI
For fans of  : Marduk, Necrophobic, Dark Funeral...
Tracklist:
1 Evil Unchained
2 She Who Dwells In Flames
3 Radix Diaboli
4 Effigy of Malediction
5 Till Aska
6 The Sword of Satan
7 Evigt Mörker
8 To Walk the Paths of the Dead
9 Reborn In Chaos
10 In Regno Tenebris
11 Beyond the veil of Death
www.myronath.com
Hailing from London, Ontario, THE BLOOD OF CHRIST has recently released a SPLIT "EASTERN BEAST ~ WESTERN WOLF" with Japan’s VOMIT REMNANTS. They have a new lyric video for the track “Forgotten Divinity Chapter 1”, which can be viewed and heard via its premiere on NoCleanSinging here
https://www.nocleansinging.com/2021/04/12/an-ncs-video-premiere-the-blood-of-christ-forgotten-divinity-chapter-1/
This track is an old school The Blood of Christ song from 1998 that was resurrected and filled with new life. Musically, it has a very chaotic feel to it with rhythm changes and an auditory assault of riffs. Lyrically, it is about the divinity returning home to his clan after many years of hiatus. The Blood of Christ shares their inspiration behind their art:
“We are inspired by human emotions, historical events, astrology, ancient wars, stuff like that and we try to depict our themes in a dark, poetic manner. Quite often, we avoid the cliché death metal subject matter and also avoid any form of hate in our lyrics because we want people from all walks of life to enjoy our art and craft. Musically speaking, we are inspired by the love of making music and passion for our own instruments. It all comes from within.”
"Eastern Beast ~ Western Wolf'" was fostered into existence by Jeff Longo (guitar) and Keisuke Tsuboi (VR drummer) back in 2017 however scheduling conflicts prevented it from happening until 2020. This split features the debut of the new lineup of Jason Longo (drums), Jeff Longo (guitar) and Hank Bielanski (bass/vocals).
The evolution of The Blood Of Christ has been a natural journey that began rooted in straight-up death-grind metal, and sometime around 1995, they added dark elements from black metal and doom. The songs became epic with varied time signatures and tempo changes, often shifting from chugging death metal riffs to droning black metal riffs in the blink of an eye - and incorporated more vocal styles than the average death metal band would. 
For fans : Carcass, Sepultura, Enslaved, Morbid Angel, Immolation, Dissection
Track Listing:
The Blood of Christ 
1. Forgotten Divinity Chapter 1 (6:34)
2. Sworn To The Northern Star (6:02)
3. Apocalyptic Vertigo (5:37)
4. Forgotten Divinity Chapter 2 (6:25)
Vomit Remnants 
The band recorded 2 new songs and 1 cover song for releasing the split with their long-time favorite band Blood Of Christ in 2020. The singer Toshiyasu recorded for the first time in a long time since he recorded with Woundeep.
1. Blood Runs Cold (3:19)
2. Embodiment Of A Painful Void (3:20)
3. Moonlight Eclipse (The Blood Of Christ Cover) (5:06)
4. Embludgeonment (Live) (4:08)
5. Inherited Deformity (Live) (4:17)
The Blood of Christ is:
Jason Longo - Drums
Hank Bielanski - Vocals & Bass
Jeff Longo - Guitars
About:
Canadian Epic Dark Metal band The Blood of Christ (aka Blood of Christ) began their career in the early '90s, making a blackened death metal hybrid that sounded similar to a mashup of Carcass and Enslaved. They kept this style throughout their first two albums, but started to tweak it on their third full-length album, 2003's "Breeding Chaos". The Blood of Christ’s brooding, unique and crushing sound has made fans out of underground metal lovers from many genres, creating an appeal that defies genre borders.
On their second release through CDN Records, the London trio has crafted their most focused and creative effort yet with 7 numbers of Epic Dark Metal dexterity and power. Fiends whom were raised on the sheer brutality and boundary-smashing efforts of Morbid Angel, or the pioneering and challenging progressive grind-core of Liverpudlian innovators Carcass, the epic and majestic sounds of Viking artisans Enslaved or even the groove-laden proto-death of Brazilian legends Sepultura will find something rousing and engulfing within The Blood of Christ. All of these influences and components meet head-on and shatter the boundaries of conventional arrangements and ultimately take the listener away to territory similarly explored by none before.
While their influences favored the shocking approach with lyrical themes that were rampant with Gore, Satanism and often-abhorrent imagery, The Blood of Christ chose to focus on more abstract and poetic subject matter. Their songs are often rife with human suffering, lust and longing, time travel, astrology, historic battles and the human struggle for personal freedom. A sincerely dark and often poetic way of not being afraid to expose the innards of human suffering, and relate to the misery from the destructive, self-promotion of humanity with unique vocals that sound as if purveyed by a raging beast – all of which is set to a brutal and epic soundtrack.
The Blood of Christ was formed in London, Ontario, in 1994, their lineup composed of avid metal scenesters: guitarist Jeff Longo, bassist Marek Kopala, drummer Jason Longo and vocalist Jason Deaville. Musically, at that time they were closest to Cannibal Corpse, although other metal bands like Morbid Angel, Samael, Kataklysm and Carcass played a role in their sound.
A 1995 demo (that saw a shift in style to what is now their own blend of death and black metal) helped the band secure a deal with Pulverizer Records, which released their debut album, "...a Dream to Remember" in 1997. A strong underground following began to build behind the group with albums like 1997's "...a Dream to Remember" and 2002's "As the Rain Gently falls". Vocalist Conan Bulani, who joined the group in time to appear on the band's debut album, sadly passed away in 2011. The Blood of Christ is now fronted by Ontario underground-metal veteran Hank Bielanski on bass & vocals.
The release of “Eastern Beast – Western Wolf”, a split CD & Cassette with Japanese hyper-groove masters Vomit Remnants on CDN Records in late 2020 will see the debut of Hank’s beastly craft with The Blood of Christ. The Blood of Christ is the embodiment of an Epic Dark Metal craft that in it of itself is limitless with possibility.
https://www.facebook.com/bloodofchristofficial
Crypts of Despair are setting standards where it comes to dishing out dissonant death metal in these times without losing track of the power, aggression and catchiness. Every song of theirs is different within the same blackened death metal spectrum and just as memorable as the last one.
"Crypts of Despair don’t narrow their approach to death metal into micro-genres. In their bloody hands, death metal is a vast canvas splattered with the viscera of numerous influences. They boast the discordant atmospherics of Ulcerate. You can hear the blackened blasphemy of Belphegor. Don’t forget the doomy primordial domination of Incantation. “Excruciating Weight” demonstrates all of those traits with its churning rhythms and downcast menace"
CRYPTS OF DESPAIR  - “ALL LIGHT SWALLOWED “
Genre
- Dark/Dissonant/Blackened Death Metal
Release Date - April 23rd, 2021
Record Label - Transcending Obscurity Records
For fans of - Ulcerate, Incantation, Belphegor, Portal, Anaal Nathrakh, Deathspell Omega, Replicant, Gorguts, Morbid Angel, Immolation
Death metal band Crypts of Despair have made a quantum leap from their well-received debut full length to the new one. The progression is not merely aesthetic but intrinsic; it's as if they've unlocked some inner beast by channelling diabolical forces through them. The music is at once ferocious, rife with unearthly and dissonant sounds, punctuated by hair-raising, eerie ambience. It embodies the perfect combination of face-melting aggression and electrifying atmosphere, with song structures remaining unpredictable and yet strangely coherent. The sound is absolutely pristine, able to express the band's penchant for playing fast, devastating music as well as doing justice to the myriad variations that they incorporate. This is the perfect death metal album of the times, without any dilution of the raw appeal of the genre. The execution is next level and it's an album that you will keep coming back to just because it has so much to offer in a refreshing manner. Delve deep into this one and the experience will be unforgettable. 
Band lineup  
Dovydas Auglys - Guitar/Vocals
Benas Juskus - Guitar
Simonas Jurkevicius - Bass/Vocals
Henri Mall - Drums
Artwork by Néstor Avalos (Bloodbath, Blut Aus Nord)
Track listing
1. Being - Erased 
2. Anguished Exhale 
3. Choked By The Void 
4. Condemned To Life
5. Synergy Of Suffering
6. The Great End 
7. Disgust 
8. Excruciating Weight 
9. Bleak View
https://www.facebook.com/transcendingobscurityrecords
https://www.facebook.com/cryptsofdespair
Thanks a ton!  Kunal Choksi (label owner) Transcending Obscurity Records
OMEGA - “NEBRA”
A mystical and abysmal journey into the most hidden enigmas of our universe. From Mesopotamia to Ireland, from China to North America, our planet is strewn with megalithic structures united by a terrible and apocalyptic design that is lost in the mists of time.
“Nebra,” tells all this with an extremely particular vision, combining Black Metal, Avantgarde and Dark Ambient in a mix as hypnotic and devastating as it is intricate and disturbing; a one of a kind musical journey that is intertwined in four very long songs full of hidden messages and encrypted codes to decipher.
An album to be appreciated also visually through a visionary artwork that introduces us to the delusional world of OMEGA.
Tracklist :
Pleias
Axis
Ratis
Quadraginta
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SCARS OF SOLITUDE – “NO RIDDANCE”
The Finnish melodic metal quartet Scars of Solitude has released a new single. No Riddance is the second single taken from the group’s upcoming EP called If These Walls Could Talk to be released later this year.
Watch the music video: https://youtu.be/E5e9ZyOtOYQ
According to the band’s singer/guitarist Tuomo Laulainen "No Riddance is a explosively energetic and vitally melodic metal anthem with a catchy chorus of which’s energy and straightforwardness is borrowed from pop-punk. The song used to go with the working title ’Paramore’ for a long time. The song’s lyrics were written during the sleepless nights accompanied by arrythmia and anxiety as if it were the exact opposite of the song’s musical side."
The music video for No Riddance was filmed during the “busy gigging year” of 2020 and it is filled with the band’s hearty spirit and its live energy. Luckily the band could go and play most of their planned shows safely even during the weird year and only had to cancel two of them.
The EP still has no release date but it should see the light of day during the second half of the year. More details will follow once the release date has been set.
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Montreal (QC) - Canadian bruisers INTONATE have partnered with Invisible Oranges for the premiere of forthcoming album SEVERED WITHIN. Stream it at:
https://www.invisibleoranges.com/intonate-severed-within-premiere/
Doing the storied Montreal death metal scene proud, INTONATE will release sophomore album Severed Within on April 16 via Willowtip Records. The album will be available on CD, vinyl, and digital formats. Pre-orders are open now at the following locations:
Bandcamp: https://intonate.bandcamp.com/album/severed-within
Willowtip:  http://bit.ly/sw-willowtip
Chilean metallers BÓLIDO has just released the 1st advance single, as well as revealing the cover art and tracklist for their 3rd album that will be entitled "AGAINST THE WORLD" and will be released on June 15th on CD and Digital formats via Fighter Records.
You can listen to the first single at 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n12m8U2kfbY
Formed back in 2010 in Santiago (Chile), BÓLIDO self-released their debut album "We Are Rock" in 2014, gaining a solid reputation in their native country thanks to their powerful live performances. In 2017, the band signed with Fighter Records, that released their second album "Heavy Bombers", after which, they began working on their next album "Against the World", already as a trio, which was finalized in early 2021 and which will be released at the beginning of summer of the same year.
1. Against the World
2. MIG Alley
3. Time to Be Yourself
4. Angel in Black and White
5. BHWF
6. In Dreams
7. Turbo
8. Heartbreaker
9. White Hell
BÓLIDO's new album "Against the World" is scheduled for June 15th 1f on CD & Digital formats through Fighter Records.
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APOTHEUS are available for an interview to chat about their just-released audiobook "THE FAR STAR MISSION".With the release of the audiobook, Apotheus seek to break stereotypes, showcasing their artistic values that go beyond musical composition, and bringing an original concept written in a "short story" format.
"The Far Star Mission" is available in English, german, polish and Portuguese and you can listen at these locations: https://thefarstar.apotheus.net
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After the release of their latest album “The Far Star”, Portuguese melodic death metal titans APOTHEUS release today, their first science fiction audiobook "The Far Star Mission".
“The Far Star” was released in 2009, highly inspired by the work of the American scientific and biochemical writer Isaac Asimov. "The Far Star" was released worldwide through Black Lion Records which helped to spread the band’s name all over the globe, especially within fans of space rock, melodic heavy metal and of course, science fiction fans.
With its own universe, the whole concept of "The Far Star" was translated to music by using sound layers that bring us back to science fiction movies with soundtracks worthy of "Passengers", "Interstellar", among others. There are also suggestive videos with production allusive to the concept, directed by the renowned Guilherme Henriques and now also in audiobook format, innovating with a digital reading interface accompanied by the narration of the vocalist (Miguel Andrade) and a whole sonoplastic plot that will surely immerse the reader (and listener) in the 45-minute narrative of the culmination of the entire original universe created by the band.https://www.apotheus.net
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Portuguese thrashers TORN FABRIKS release a lyric video for „Evil Eight” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uc3uC00zhIU
It’s final single off the debut EP, “MIND CONSUMPTION”. It was released in January 2021 via Firecum Records
 “It's nothing transcendent but it's for all our fans around the world. They deserve our effort and of course, without them, Torn Fabriks wouldn't be where we are at the moment”
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Polish progmetallers FACTOR 8 release the official video for “INSOMNIA”  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=venaaLPyXlY
“Insomnia” is the second single off the yet-untitled EP which is planned for late 2021. “The Valkyries”, the debut record of the band from Bydgoszcz was released in 2016.
Factor 8 are:
Bartek Wojciechowski (vocals)
Mariusz Lemański (guitars, backing vocals)
Kamil Robaczewski (bass)
Peter 'Lestath' Leszczyński (drums, samples)
Daniel Pradella (keyboards)
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Bay Area’s Poles ASTHAROTH release a new single .ASTHAROTH started in 1988 in Poland as a technical thrash band. They moved to Bay Area in 1990 only to see the scene deteriorating there. Fast forward to 2020: ASTHAROTH is back as a one-man project with the music darker and more progressive than  before.
2021: "BETWEEN DEATH AND REBIRTH" is the second single this year.
Musically the new material is upbeat and aggressive, while lyrically dealing with the existential issues. 
The single can be streamed via all digital outlets since April 13th.  https://astharoth.bandcamp.com/track/between-death-rebirth
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INTONATE – “SEVERED WITHIN BUILDS “
The album follows the 2016 independent debut The Swerve, itself a penetrating technical death metal experience, complete with progressive flourishes. Severed Within builds upon that foundation, but adds new dimensions and tendencies. The album contains five compositionally magnificent tracks that produce a 40-minute death metal firestorm sure to land on many 2021 year-end lists.
Following the 2016 debut, The Swerve, the new album presents the band’s personal catharsis and reflections on life’s dual offerings constantly struggled with. Musically, the band delivers a more uncompromisingly aggressive and honest sound, while keeping true to its roots.
Track Listing
1. Sever
2. Within
3. Yearn
4. Wander
5. Prolong
Album Credits:
Drums recorded by Samuel Robert at Studio 25
Guitars and Bass recorded by Jean-Philippe Matte
Guitar Solo recorded by Claude Leduc
Vocals, Acoustic Guitars, and Reamping by Xavier Berthiaume at Studio Tehom
Mixing and Mastering by Hugues Deslauriers at Roarrrr Studio
Artwork and Layout by Gabriel Lepage
Art Direction by Gabriel Lepage and Dominic Nucciarone
Guest Vocals on “Within” by Étienne Bayard
Line-Up:
Nicola Nucciarone – Electric Guitar & Vocals
Ulysses Fiorito – Electric & Acoustic Guitars
Jean-Philippe Matte - Bass Guitar & Backing Vocals
Dominic Nucciarone – Drums and Extra Sounds
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