NEWS 9.11 2019

MYSTIC PROPHECY - Vorverkauf für "METAL DIVISON" startet - Box-Set mit goldenem / silbernem Ticket!
Nach 20 Jahren Bandhistory und zehn Studioalben haben MYSTIC PROPHECY jetzt endlich bei ROAR! Rock Of Angels Records ihren Platz gefunden. Und diese längst fällige Verbindung geht direkt in die Vollen. Nach dem Erfolg ihres letzten Albums "Monuments Uncovered" kehrt eine der besten deutschen Metal-Maschinen mit einem wahren Meisterwerk zurück, das nur so strotzt vor massiven Riffs, hymnischen Hooks und großartigen Melodien. "Metal Division" ist definitiv das härteste, punktgenaueste und beste Album der Band und wird MYSTIC PROPHECY einen weiteren großen Schritt auf dem Weg in den Heavy-Metal-Olymp voranbringen. Das erste Highlight für 2020 heißt "Metal Division"!
Produziert von R.D. Liapakis
Aufgenommen in den Prophecy Studios, Kempten–Hegge, Germany
Sound-Engineering von Christian Schmid
Pre-Production und Editing von Evan K im Epsilon Studio, Aschaffenburg, Germany
Gemixt und gemasteret vom "Best Producer 2017 Heavy Music Award"-Sieger Henrik Udd in den Henrik Udd Recording Studios (Architects, Bring Me The Horizon, HammerFall, Powerwolf etc.)
Cover-Artwork und Layout von Stan-W. Decker (Primal Fear, Ten, Ross The Boss, Stryper)
Band-Fotos von Nicolai Brunn / Jungbrunn Productions
"Metal Division" wird von ROAR! Rock of Angels Records am 10. Januar 2020 physisch und digital weltweit veröffentlicht.
(enthält: Digipak CD, Beanie, Lanyard, Autogrammkarte, ROAR Music CD Compilation, *Goldenes Ticket oder Silbernes Ticket*)
Silbernes Ticket (In 20 Boxen ist ein silbernes Ticket enthalten, das dem Gewinner Eintritt zu EINER Mystic Prophecy Headline-Show gewährt, ohne zeitliche Begrenzung, einlösbar weltweit - außer bei Festivals) 
Goldenes Ticket (In 20 Boxen ist ein goldenes Ticket enthalten, das dem Gewinner Eintritt zu ALLEN Mystic Prophecy Headline-Shows gewährt, ohne zeitliche Begrenzung, einlösbar weltweit - außer bei Festivals)
Roberto Dimitri Liapakis - Vocals
Markus Pohl – Lead & Rhythm Guitar
Evan K – Lead & Rhythm Guitar
Joey Roxx – Bass
Hanno Kerstan – Drums
Die französischen Pagan Black Metaller EVOHE, mit ehemaligen NEHËMAH-Mitgliedern, haben ein neues Video zum Song „Fylgja“ veröffentlicht. Den Clip findet ihr hier:
Der Song stammt vom aktuellen Album „DEUS SIVE NATURA“, das am 31.05.2019 via Folter Records zu sehen.
EVOHE werden zudem ihre erste Deutschland-Show auf dem diesjährigen De Mortem Et Diabolum spielen. Das Festival findet am 13. und 14. Dezember 2019 in Paulinenaue in der Nähe von Berlin statt.
US Extreme metallers ASHEN HORDE are going to release a new EP entitled "TINTREGEN" on December 15th.
The band comments on the upcoming EP: «"Tintregen" is an EP that explores the theme of torment. While not connected by a story (as has been the case on previous Ashen Horde releases), each song examines the subject in a different way. From nightmares and invasive parasites to imprisonment and the loss of a loved one, "Tintregen" focuses on how we react when thrust into agonizing situations. Musically, the EP continues Ashen Horde's blending of various extreme metal genres, incorporating elements of death, black, thrash and grind, among others. The band aims to challenge listeners, but not ostracize them."
Based in Hollywood, California, Ashen Horde is a two-piece extreme metal band that strives to embrace a multitude of extreme metal subgenres, without being bound to any of them. Drawing influences from metal’s crème de le extreme, from Immortal and Devin Townsend to Opeth and Enslaved, Ashen Horde (aka Trevor Portz and Stevie Boiser [Inferi, Equipoise]), has a sound rooted in death and black metal, but can’t truly be called either.
Pre-order available:
Split EMPHERIS (Poland) / DEATH INVOKER (Peru) was created in hellish combination of dark forces. Returning to the roots and rehearsal rooms, both hordes spat out a ruthless mix of aggressive Black / Thrash / Death Metal. 18 minutes of uncompromising underground music. Split released on a gold CD. All copies are hand-numbered.
On January 10th 2020, Psychedelic Doom Metallers BLACK CAPRICORN will release their fourth album "OMEGA" on CD format via Sad Sun Music, a My Kingdom Music rib. Originally released on LP by Stone Stallion Rex, "Omega" will be out on a double CD limited to 333 copies. It will include three unreleased bonus tracks and a different cover artwork.
You can pre-order the CD at:
Track listing :

1. Alpha
2. Evil Horde Of Lucifer
3. Accabadora
4. Flower Of Revelation
5. Antartide
6. Black Capricorn Seal
7. Devil And The Death
1. The Man Who Dared
2. Stars Of Orion
3. Quest For Agartha
4. Omega
5. Doom For The Red Sun (bonus track)
6. La Sella Del Diavolo (bonus track)
7. Astroflower (bonustrack)
BLACK CAPRICORN is for sure one of the best act into this kind of music and “Omega” is a journey that will bewitch you.
Just turn it up loud and let the music of Black Capricorn take you over.
Saint Petersburg (Russia) - TRAGEDY IN HOPE have released new single "Pierce The Heavens," a track from forthcoming EP SMILE AT DEATH.
Stream/Purchase "Pierce The Heavens"
Get ready for TRAGEDY IN HOPE EP Smile At Death. Written and recorded with equal amounts skill and passion entirely by Sasha Giller, Smile At Death will be self-released on November 22. The EP's first single, the title track, is available for streaming at this location
Smile At Death is a shot in the arm for not just Black Metal enthusiasts, but for anyone enticed by the heavier, darker side of music.  Giller discusses the story behind and the essence of Smile At Death, as follows:
"Each song of the EP contains a detailed story and an artwork. While most of us enjoy the music itself, it is nearly impossible to understand the full meaning behind it without a story, more than that, sometimes a song can be heard in brand new ways, when a person understands what it is about. Thus, it would be really nice if you find some time to read the lyrics.
The music itself is based on black metal genre. However, the thing is, there was not a goal to follow the sound of the genre, but to convey a certain emotion whether it is rational madness, airy heaviness or just, as I call it, happy sadness. One does not necessarily exclude another.
Also, the album artwork includes almost all important details mentioned in the lyrics. For example, the atmosphere itself and the street is from “Grim Love Story”, the child is an allusion for “young and hopeless madmen” from “Smile At Death”, the crow symbolizes death “which whispers a somnolent spell” from “Pierce The Heavens”. There are lots of details, which I made an effort to explain in songs’ description.
I hope you’ll enjoy this sweet, but short EP, which was made by enthusiasts for enthusiasts.
P.S: All the stories are not based on legends, myths, fairy tales etc. All of them are fiction made up in the sick mind of their author."
Track Listing:
Alone In The Woods
Smile At Death
Pierce The Heavens
Grim Love Story
EP Credits:
Written and recorded by Sasha Giller 
Mixing and mastering by Vladimir Lehtinen
Album artwork and logo by Aleh Zielankievič
Artwork for "Alone In The Woods" and "Grim Love Story" by Alexander Moroz
Artwork for "Smile At Death" and "Pierce The Heavens" by Maria Budasova
Pre-order Smile At Death:
Origin: Cologne (Germany)
Genre: Blackened Hardcore
FFO: Lord Mantis, All Pigs Must Die, Cult Leader, Disfear, Converge, God Mother ...
Filippo Colapinto – Schlagzeug             
Sebastian Orlitz – Gitarre             
Gunnar Ronge – Gesang             
Steffan Otto -  Bass             
Dirk Weißenfels - Gitarre
SERPENT EATER know exactly who they are and what they are doing on 'Vanitas'. Opening with a stomping black metal crusher of a riff overlaid with cackling screams and ripping double kicks, this is blackened crust at it's most operatic and metallic.
The production and performances here are supremely polished and well rehearsed, there isn't so much as a squeak of feedback that feels out of place.
Soundwise SERPENT EATER lean heavily on the black metal side, with rocking black'n'roll sections interspersed with huge sounding blasts and absolutely punishing double kick drums.
Their riffs are certainly serpentine as well, meandering around and over the drums like the coils of a resting python, springing to life for moments of attack before coiling back in on themselves.
Vocally they range from the head tilted back howling screams of black metal to almost guttural death growls, this is used almost instrumentally to add dynamics to their compositions.
This is a professional and expertly performed and produced release that sees SERPENT EATER sounding like a true venue destroyer, certainly a band at the very top of their game and worth catching!
Calgary’s THIRD CHAMBER Unleash Next Single 'Terror Formed' Off Upcoming EP "HARVESTING OUR DECAY"
For fans of :
 Black Dahlia Murder, Suffocation, At the Gates, Misery Index, Napalm Death
Politically Charged EP “Harvesting Our Decay” Out Nov 22nd
Comprised of several musicians with a long history in Calgary’s metal scene (Culled, After Earth, Meddigo, False Flag, WAKE, Disciples of Power, Exit Strategy, and Razorwing), THIRD CHAMBER is cooking up a new, yet familiar death metal sound that will nourish even the pickiest of metal enthusiasts.
Set to unleash their debut EP "Harvesting Our Decay" on November 22nd, 2019, the band is ready to offer their next single 'Terror Formed' via its exclusive premiere on Bravewords
With death being the main ingredient in their metal melting pot, hints of grindcore and hardcore also stand out amidst flavours of politically charged lyrics. THIRD CHAMBER is not music for the soft, besides being musically ferocious, the lyrical content is a brutal reflection of the current state of the world. From negative motivations of religious organizations, the effects of social media on mental distress, the ever-growing pride of ignorance, the exploitation of our natural resources for the profit of the wealthy and the manipulation and lack of actual truth in most media consumed by the ever-growing bewildered herd.
The band explains 'Terror Formed':
"This track is about media consumed by a majority of society that is fear-mongering bull shit riddled with stories design to strike fear and spread hate. A media that benefits on chaos will not hesitate to help create what it needs to survive and keep people plugged in."
THIRD CHAMBER will be hitting the road for four dates across the province of Alberta in November and December.
Show Dates:
Nov 23 - Red Deer, AB - The Krossing 
Nov 29 - Medicine Hat, AB - Heartwood Cafe
Nov 30 - Edmonton, AB - The Starlite Room Temple 
Dec 6 - Calgary, AB - Dickens
EP pre-order (Digital, CD and a limited quantity of hand-numbered cassettes)
Watch the 'Harvesting Our Decay' lyric video
Track Listing:
1. Parasitic Communion (4:45)
2. Mind Rot (3:05)
3. Choke (4:07)
4. Harvesting Our Decay (4:24)
5. Terror Formed (4:28)
EP Length: 20:51
Comprised of several musicians with a long history in Calgary’s metal scene, Third Chamber is cooking up a new, yet familiar death metal sound that will nourish even the pickiest of metal enthusiasts.
With death being the main ingredient in their metal melting pot, hints of grindcore and hardcore also stand out amidst flavours of politically charged lyrics. Third Chamber is not music for the soft, besides being musically ferocious, the lyrical content is a brutal reflection of the current state of the world. From negative motivations of religious organizations, the effects of social media on mental distress, the ever-growing pride of ignorance, the exploitation of our natural resources for the profit of the wealthy and the manipulation and lack of actual truth in most media consumed by the ever-growing bewildered herd.
In 2019, Third Chamber is releasing their debut five-track EP “Harvesting Our Decay”.
Label : Self-Released
Country: Puerto Rico
Genre: Thrash Metal
Abraham(Bran-Chi) Baez- Vocals
Kelthvin Torres- Guitars
CJ Cintron- Guitars
PJ Zapata- Bass
Norman Saez- Drums
Massive Destruktion is a thrash metal band from the island of Puerto Rico. It was founded by vocalist Abraham Baez and ex drummer Rob Torres.
The band has been playing on the Puerto Rican metal scene for twelve years and it is recognized as one of the bands that inspired the thrash metal movement that exists on the PR metal scene today.
The concept of "Mercenaries" represents the new image that the band has, where they don't follow any rules but their own. The tracks talk about politics, war, death and how all this affected our way of life and civilizations. The band's goal with this album is to be able to represent the metal music scene of Puerto Rico.
Chicago, IL - Death/Thrash Metal quintet CRUSADIST will release debut album THE UNHOLY GRAIL on November 29. A lyric video for the album's first single, the title track, is available at
In March of 2019 Crusadist entered Belle City Sound in Racine, Wisconsin to begin recording The Unholy Grail with producer/engineer Chris Djuricic (Origin, Jungle Rot, November's Doom, Gorgasm, Against The Plagues). Mixing and Mastering duties were then handled by Jeramie Kling ( The Absence, Venom Inc.) and Taylor Nordberg (The Absence, Soilwork) of Smoke and Mirrors Productions in Spring Hills Florida. The cover art was created by Swedish Artist Par Olofsson (Immolation, Exodus, Unleashed, Aborted, Braindrill, Against The Plagues).   
The Unholy Grail will be available on all major digital distributors, as well as on physical format in digipaks. The digipak layout was designed by Ryan Kasparian of Burial Clothing in Eerie, Colorado.
In support of the release, Crusadist has a string of shows booked in the surrounding states in the midwest region and have teamed up with Mikael Parks of World Forge Booking & Touring to work on tour dates beginning March 20 - April 6, 2020.
Pre-order The Unholy Grail
Track List
1. For Blood and Conquest
2. The Unholy Grail
3. Tempered in Black Flame
4. A Moonlit Brigade
5. The Hammer at Dawn
6. Triumphant Through Torture
7. Beyond The Count of Grief
8. The Noble Savage
9. Only The Fearless Ride
Formed in July of 2017, by Founding members Shaun Albro, Aaron Nobles and Kevin Ariel. In February of 2018, Drummer Jason Rak joined the group. After countless auditions and failed attempts to find a second guitarist, they decided to record a 3-song demo to showcase the style and to find the missing piece. The recording took place at Iron Hand Audio in Chicago Illinois and was recorded by Dan Klein. Guitarist Luke Sever agreed to help with the recording and went on to write and record the solos on the demo. Once the demo was finished, it was obvious that the search was over.
Now that everything was falling into place, the band started accepting show offers and began to book shows both locally and regionally. Performing in the surrounding states and opening for national and international acts such as Exmortus, Hatchet, Micawber, The Absence, Depths of Hatred, Kalmah, Vried, Homewrecker, Empyrean Throne, Nile, Terrorizer and Vital Remains. During this time the band continued to write material with plans to record a full-length album.  That album turned into The Unholy Grail.
On November 22nd, the new BATTLESWORD album "AND DEATH COMETH UPON US" will be released on Black Sunset/MDD. To get you in the mood for the upcoming Inferno, you can now watch the first advance of the title-track on YouTube:
Recorded and produced at Beefy Audio Mönchengladbach by André Bodewein and with artwork by Mark Erskine (Erskine Designs), the album - which will be released in time for the band's 20th anniversary - can now be pre-ordered!
1. Into Battle
2. Bloodmorning
3. Serpents Amongst Us
4. Smothered
5. Through Thy Shadows
6. Ageless, I´m Reborn
7. Falling Into The Arms Of Morpheus
8. The Lion And The Eagle
9. Once
10. At Night They Feast
Country: France
Genre: Thrash Metal
lead Guitar : Martin Dussaut
Rhythm Guitar : Florian Gaillard
Bass : Stéphane Salleneuve
Drums : Hugues Pettes
Singer : Gilles Chaveroux
Arts : Nicolas Durffourg
Founded in 2014, UNANSWERED is a thrash (glam) metal band from Bergerac with a veteran werewolf as their mascot.
"Casualties of Innocence", the band's second album, tells the story of a man with three lives. He dies the first time when he loses his illusions, the second when he loses his innocence, and finally the third when he actually dies.
"All really atrocious things begin in innocence." Ernest Hemingway ...
This album is a little guided tour of the horror of our normality... Everything is normal: many drink their alcohol while waiting for a return or in the hope of oblivion. Everything is under control: modern democratic states are machines for war, war that fascinates and helps good causes, war that is made to make young men with a thousand qualities that we send to die or screw up for a few more or less charismatic and more or less enlightened gerontocrats.One can try to escape in his/her virtual life but the inquisitive community of social networks catches up with us and gives birth to the monsters that the hideous hydra with a thousand eyes wants you to see.
To save us, clergy of all stripes knock on our door, temple merchants sell love and virtue for bargains, it's the great ball of tartuffs. In the mirror remains this crack in each of us... It takes a crack for The Light to appear. Then, since this world is so inhospitable to us, if you will, let's take the highway to hell together.
Unanswered hope to give an authentic oldschool thrash experience with some small innovations.
Nordic Frost was originally formed in the insipid yet malevolent  thoughts of its creator, brian lewis, in the fall of 2006.  
Though passed over for nearly a decade, the inner demons that inspire the project had yet to cease their beckoning and in 2015 were given the outlet needed to spew their antagonizing wrath upon your feeble kind.
In June of 2015, the debut self-titled EP was  independently released and writing for the first full-length  album began.
In August of 2018 digital Pre-Orders became available for the full-length,  Jeg Er Blitt Død, and the response was enough to warrant  physical production of CDs.  Jeg Er Blitt Død was released digitally and physically on September 21st of 2018.
On November 1st of 2019, the forthcoming second full-length offering,  Ov Blasphemy And Other Rites, will be released digitally and on CD  through Rebel Pyro Musick.
Brian is actively recruiting members for live performances,  though at the time of this writing not all spots are filled.
METALHEADS FOREVER: October 2019 Issue Online, Feat. Interviews w/ Alpha Omega's TRANK, LIGHTFOLD, CROSSBONES Alongside EPICA, ALTER BRIDGE, NILE & More!
METALHEADS FOREVER, one of the biggest metal entities out there (having today 154K+ members, led by David Maloney) and Alpha Omega's partner since February 2018, have posted online their October 2019 issue, featured interviews w/ Alpha Omega's TRANK, LIGHTFOLD, CROSSBONES alongside EPICA, ALTER BRIDGE, NILE + several reviews & More!
Read Alpha Omega's roster band interviews here:
To read ALL the interviews and the whole METALHEADS FOREVER October 2019 issue, go here:
Get more information here:
Label: Lethal Scissor Records
Genre: Death Metal
For fans of: Morbid Angel | Immolation | Suffocation | Death
Release Date: December 2019
Gianluigi Giacon - Vocals
Andrea Tochetto - Guitar
Jason Nealy - Guitar
Michael Smith - Drums
Leonardo "Lispio" Langaro - Bass
In the deep places where no splinter of light has ever slipped between the layers of impenetrable darkness, an ancient power lies fermenting in the bitter juices of its own malice. It breeds rapaciously with the sightless, mutated dwellers of the underworld and over dark decades becomes the violent heart of a legion of endlessly multiplying monstrosities. They tear at each other, birthing, consuming, seething in this pit of brutality until the hidden caverns can no longer contain them. They claw frantically upwards through the rock and earth, driven by unreasoning rage and a bloodlust born of madness. Ever upwards ‘til they break through the skin of the earth like pus from a wound, boiling out in a stream of pestilence - and the harvesting of humanity begins...
All the greatest death metal emerges from the depths, from the catacombs of dark imaginings and hypnotising horrors and with their debut album, Detach, Inverted Matter have sculpted a savage beast to stand beside the most renowned of monsters. The glorious, surging power of these edifices of extreme sound is exhilarating. The malignant, memorable riffs stand tall upon the stunning drumming of Michael Smith, the man who supplied the furious heartbeat to classic Suffocation albums like Effigy Of The Forgotten and Breeding The Spawn. His bewildering fills twist through breathtaking contortions before coalescing into pure velocity and power. The imperious vocals of Gianluigi Giacon summon up the vengeful ghosts of classic Morbid Angel with their piercing clarity and intimidating force. Nightmarishly beautiful solos howl and cry above sweetly structured tracks like ‘Foreigner’, while ‘Facility’ slips between frenzied fever and haunting lucid dreaming. Detach is one of the death metal albums of the year and Inverted Matter are the new dark gods of the underground.
In their previous incarnations as Cyanide Christ and Inverted, Inverted Matter had shown signs of their punishing potential, but with Detach they have exceeded all expectations. When Lethal Scissor Records unleash this beast of an album into the winter night, fans of true death metal will hear its blood-curdling cry and respond in kind. A new king of beasts has arrived, from the crypts to the arena. Let the killing begin...
Label : An Exile
Genre: Industrial Rock / Metal
Country: France
Aaron Sadrin: vocals, all music
Xavier Schattel: guitar
Antoine Verdier: bass
Nicolas Sindres: drums
A cold curiosity from the City of Light, Heartlay creates agressive, cinematic and nocturnal atmospheres inspired by 90's industrial rock, alt metal and synth pop music. A sonic and visual statement blurring the line between grace and destruction.
Founded as the creative outlet of musician and producer Aaron Sadrin, Heartlay released its early EPs 'Injection' and 'Remedy' between 2014 and 2015, before touring as a full live band.
Released in 2017, debut album 'Close To Collapse' was warmly received by worldwide alternative press including Orkus, Sonic Seducer, Legacy... Austrian defined the album as "staggering, capable to make the genre pionneers extremely pale...".
At the same time, the band has made numerous studio and remix collaborations (Porn, Dolls Of Pain, An Erotic End of Times, Entropy Zero...) which made them hit the top of Deutsche Alternative Charts multiple times. They also built the solid reputaion of being a very energetic, intense live act featuring elaborate, graphic imagery.
In 2019 Heartlay releases their new album, "Attack & Agony"
Label : Zoundr
Country: Germany
Genre: Heavy Metal, Thrash Metal
Nadine "Danger Dine" Woelk; vocals
Sebastian "Iron Daschke": guitars
Diana "Gory DI": bass
Willi: drums
Warning! Invasion! Mutated killer lice, space wolves and intergalactic giant spiders attack! Plus a space stripper song, that's the general term of the Berlin Heavy Metal Band „Space Parasites“. The quartet consisting of two ladies (vocals, bass) and two gentlemen (guitar, drums) delivers rough, hard heavy metal in a original wall of sound on their debut release. The 14 songs deliver over 50 minutes raw power and absolutely live up to the title of the work: „Raw and Violent“!
Important news arrive from the black metal group AKRAL NECROSIS, after a remarkable period of peace, which seems to have been just the calm before the storm.
Horns up, we have "fresh meat" for the legion!
The recordings for the new album have begun. The song writing is complete for some time now and will soon become the third and longest full-length Akral Necrosis album. Drums have already been recorded by Krzysztof Klingbein, one of the most aggressive young drummers from Poland. The album has 10 tracks, lasting over an hour and marks the band's return to a conceptual format.
You can see the man behind the drums at work below, in a September recording:
The "surprise" would not have existed if Traian Sullensun, the former drummer, had continued what we started with “Underlight”. Choices close chapters and open others, and decisions must be respected, but his contribution to the new album now makes this release possible.
The title of the new album will be announced in the following period. Until the spring of next year, when its released is planned, there will be enough opportunities, especially since a new series of concerts is being prepared!
A part of the entire vision of the new album was revealed through the video for the song "Man in the Cauldron" (, so be free to find clues about the universe of the next full-length Akral Necrosis inside it.
Akral Necrosis is one of the most long-lasting Black Metal bands in Romania, founded in 2006. The group has 2 albums released so far: "Pandemic Dominion" (2011) and "Underlight" (2016), characterized by an aggressive style and themes that cynically project the promiscuity of the human-vice relationship.
Underlight is stillavailable for streaming and orders here:
jewel-case CD version:
digital version:
Akral Necrosis
Loud Rage Music
Label : Fighter Records
Country: Spain
Genre: Heavy Metal
Alberto Rodríguez - Vocals
Eduardo Antón - Guitars
Enrique Mas - Guitars
Manuel Molina - Bass
José V. Aldeguer - Drums 
WAR DOGS were formed in Elche (Alicante/Spain) in 2015 and after completing their lineup during the following two years, they released their debut EP in 2018, being able to play alongside bands such as OMEN or ALIEN FORCE. During the first half of 2019, WAR DOGS recorded their debut full-length "Die by My Sword" at the Blackstage Studios in Alicante, being then mixed in Sweden by Olof Wikstand from ENFORCER. The song "The Shark" is a tribute to Mark Sheldon (rip) of MANILLA ROAD and also features the collaboration of the current band's vocalist Bryan Patrick.
 "Die by My Sword" is an exceptional album of pure Heavy Metal where US Epic Heavy Metal influences by bands such as MANILLA ROAD, VISIGOTH, OMEN, ETERNAL CHAMPION, are mixed with classic elements of bands like IRON MAIDEN, JUDAS PRIEST or MERCYFUL FATE.
Label : Mandol Records
Country: USA
Genre: Black/Death Metal
Trevor Portz: guitars, bass, clean vocals
Stevie Boiser: lead vocals
Robin Stone: drums
Based in Hollywood, California, Ashen Horde is a two-piece extreme metal band that strives to embrace a multitude of extreme metal subgenres, without being bound to any one of them. Drawing influence from metal’s crème de le extreme, from Immortal and Devin Townsend to Opeth and Enslaved, Ashen Horde (aka Trevor Portz and Stevie Boiser [Inferi, Equipoise]), has a sound rooted in death and black metal, but can’t truly be called either.
Having self-released two critically acclaimed albums, as well as several EPs and 7” singles since its formation in 2013, Ashen Horde’s third album, Fallen Cathedrals, was unleashed on the world in early 2019 by Extreme Metal Music/Rockshots Records. The critically acclaimed album boosted the band’s profile and introduced hordes of new listeners to the band’s brand of controlled chaos. As noted by Angry Metal Guy (4/5 rating), “I can’t recommend this enough for fans of black and death metals being combined in unique ways.”
Launched as a one-man project in 2013 by writer and multi-instrumentalist Trevor Portz, Ashen Horde has received critical praise for its mix of technicality and brutality. Beginning with the ambitious Sanguinum Vindicta trilogy, Portz has worked tirelessly to develop a sound that is both challenging and unique. While the earlier work was more firmly rooted in black metal, subsequent releases have begun to shape the Ashen Horde sound into something more genre-neutral. As noted by Dead Rhetoric, “Ashen Horde takes the best of what’s around and melds it into something more interesting than the [individual] parts.”
2015 saw the release of the sophomore album, Nine Plagues. Again written, performed and recorded entirely by Portz, the album was described by Transcending Obscurity as “the ultimate modern death metal experience.” Lavished with positive reviews, the album greatly helped to boost Ashen Horde’s presence in the extreme metal community. In fact, demand for Nine Plagues on vinyl led to a successful Kickstarter campaign, resulting in a double-LP version of the album in mid-2016.
2016 brought a major change to the band, as Portz made the decision to bring in a lead vocalist, ending Ashen Horde’s run as a solo project. Portz drafted Stevie Boiser, known for his work with several tech death heavies, including Vale of Pnath, Inferi and Dissonance in Design. Boiser’s dynamic vocal style has helped push Ashen Horde to a whole new level.
Further pushing the band to new levels, drummer Robin Stone (Norse, Virulent Depravity) has been pulled in for both the forthcoming Tintregen EP, as well as the in-progress fourth full-length.
Ashen Horde continues to push boundaries and build their profile, always refusing to compromise their sound and vision.
Label : Self-Released
Country: Germany
Genre: Death Metal
Kai [Drums](2014-)
Thorsten [Bass Guitar](2014-)
Kevin [Guitar, Vocals](2014-)
Hailing from Frankfurt am Main, in Germany. It was founded in 2014 by Kai, Thorsten and Kevin. Magefa plays death metal with influences from bands like Carcass, Obituary, Death and Triptykon. The word ’Magefa’ comes from Hebrew, meaning "Epidemic" or "Plague" that has spread across a large region (i.e: The ‘Black Death’ , or as the band says 'Religion').
In the band's debut EP"New Era of Darkness", you'll find influences of classic death metal bands like Carcass, Obituary and other bands as well, such asTriptykon, Behemoth, etc.
Bednja from Croatia are getting everyone to take notice because of their unique blend of black metal and hardcore/crust and other elements. Their music remains unpredictable but not jarringly so. Cvlt Nation premiered a beautiful track
- Black Metal/Hardcore/Crust
Release Date - November 29th, 2019
Record Label - Transcending Obscurity Records
For fans of - Gaerea, Calligram, Oathbreaker, Veilburner, Ancst, Plebeian Grandstand, Darkthrone, Mayhem
From Croatia, Bednja are on to something special. Eschewing the stale black metal template, they have taken elements from other genres such as hardcore to concoct an electrifying blend that harnesses the best qualities of each, topped off with an atmospheric touch. The result is not only largely unpredictable but also energetic, with soothing passages interspersing the violently rampaging parts. One word description for Bednja's music would be fascinating but that would hardly sum up the music that is contained on their debut full length. It's an album that you will keep coming back to for more, simply because it's unparalleled in its expression and the way it's stringed together without seeming contrived. Rarely has this blend of black metal and hardcore made this much sense, embracing the atmospheric and spontaneous side of things while being at it too.
Band lineup
Petar Babić - Drums
Ivan Milković - Bass and vocals
Nikola Šarkanji - Guitar and vocals
Track listing -
1. Phantom Parasite Trauma
2. All Is Over
3. Knife Under Throat
4. Cold Wind
5. Primordial Lie
6. Supposed Dead
Thank you very much! Kunal Choksi  Label owner  Transcending Obscurity Records 
WARDRUNA - RUNALJOD TRILOGY BOOK    Available on November 15th online and during the Wardruna EU Tour! 
2019 marks ten years since Wardruna released the first part of the “Runaljod” trilogy. We are thrilled to celebrate its conclusion and see all three albums into a special limited book edition including original lyrics together with English translations and exclusive pictures!
The Runaljod Trilogy Book + 3CD will be available on November 15th in the   and during the upcoming Wardruna European Tour!
The first 1000 copies include a bookmark autographed by Einar Selvik.
The Limited Wardruna Runaljod Trilogy limited book features the three albums on CD:
Runaljod – gap var Ginnunga (2009)
Runaljod - Yggdrasil (2013)
Runaljod – Ragnarok  (2016)
Einar Selvik comments:
"Ten years since the first release but almost twenty years since the first recording was made. It has been quite a journey so far, yet it feels like we just got started. The Runaljod albums are originally released on two different record labels and I am so happy to collaborate with Indie Recordings and my own label By Norse Music for a license and the opportunity to finally release the complete trilogy, they way it should, as one single product."
“Runaljod” is a trilogy featuring musical renditions based on the runes. Each of the three albums is focused around eight of the twenty-four Proto-Norse runes, more commonly known as the Elder Futhark. The runes are interpreted on their own premises, although here their various qualities are placed in the wider context of various ancient Nordic traditions relating to nature and human and spiritual relations. For this reason, some of the recordings have also been made in various locations or under circumstances that have particular significance for the rune in question. Wardruna use a broad selection of both traditional and historical Nordic instruments. Non-traditional instruments and other sources of sound such as trees, stones, bones, water and fire are also used to enhance the nature of the rune being ‘portrayed’ in each case. Thorough research and serious study form an important foundation for our music but the ultimate intention is not to copy or recreate music from any specific time period. We take thoughts, tools and methods from the past and use them to create new music, which builds on the contemporary as well as the ancient.
17/11/2019 Helsinki (FI) - House of Culture - SOLD OUT
19/11/2019 Gdansk (PL) - Shakespeare Theatre - SOLD OUT
21/11/2019 Warsaw (PL) - Warsaw Palladium - SOLD OUT
22/11/2019 Prague (CZ) - Great Hall of Lucerna - VERY FEW TICKETS LEFT
23/11/2019 Vienna (AT) - Museumsquartier - SOLD OUT
25/11/2019 Nürnberg (DE) - Löwensaal - SOLD OUT
26/11/2019 Paris (FR)  - Olympia - SOLD OUT
27/11/2019 Utrecht (NL) - TivoliVredenburg, Grote Zaal - SOLD OUT
28/11/2019 Wuppertal (DE)  - Historische Stadthalle - SOLD OUT
29/11/2019 Copenhagen (DK) - DR Koncerthuset - SOLD OUT
01/12/2019 Stockholm (SE) - Annexet - TICKETS AVAILABLE
Tickets on sale now! Find all the links on
28 Mar - Oslo (NOR) - Sentrum Scene
2 Apr - Kristiansand (NOR) - Kilden Teater
3 Apr - Stavanger (NOR) - Konserthus
4 Apr- Bergen (NOR) - Grieghallen
30 Apr - Moscow (RUS) - Crocus City Hall
01 May - St. Petersburg (RUS) - Yubileyny Sports Palace
03 May - Poznan (POL) - Hala Ziemi
04 May - Krakow (POL) - ICE Congress Center
05 May - Bratislava - Refinery Gallery
07 May - Belgrade (SRB) - Sava Centar
08 May - Bucharest (ROM) - Arena Romanele
04 Jun - Manchester (UK) - Albert Hall
05 Jun - Dublin (IRL) - Vicar St.
06 Jun - Birmingham (UK) - Symphony Hall
07 Jun - Glasgow (UK) - Royal Concert Hall
09 Jun - London (UK) - Royal Festival Hall
10 Jun - Cambridge - Cambridge Corn Exchange
01 Aug - Savonlinna (FIN) - Savonlinna Opera Festival
21 Sep - Reykjavik (ISL) - Harpa
ENSLAVED "VERTEBRAE" and "AXIOMA ETHICA ODINI" Re-Issues out on Friday Nov. 8th!
We are looking forward to releasing two Re-Issues of Enslaved classic albums "Vertebrae" and "Axioma Ethica Odini" tomorrow, Friday Nov. 8th! All the limited colored vinyls are now sold out, but the black LPs and CD Digipacks can be ordered here:
Enslaved "Vertebrae" Re-Issue:
*Black 2xLP, CD Digipak, incl. 2 BONUS TRACKS, LINER NOTES
*Fully remastered CD & LP
Ivar Bjørnson (guitars, keys)
Grutle Kjellson (vocals, bass)
Ice Dale (lead guitar)
Cato Bekkevold (drums)
Herbrand Larsen (keys, vocals)
Enslaved "Axioma Ethica Odini" Re-Issue :
*Black 2xLP, CD Digipak, incl. 2 BONUS TRACKS, LINER NOTES
*Fully remastered CD & LP
Enslaved "Vikingligr Veldi" Frosted Clear Vinyl edition available!
Enslaved "Vikingligr Veldi" – first ever official vinyl release of their legendary debut – 3rd repress is now available on
*Frosted Clear vinyl, limited to 1000 copies!
This new color variation released on November 1st, 2019 can be ordered here:
Find all the details about the two albums Re-Issues and other By Norse records
TALES OF THE TOMB Posts New Video 'Dyatlov Pass Incident' . New EP “VOLUME TWO: MENDACIUM” Out Now!
For fans of  : Macabre, At The Gates, Cannibal Corpse, Dying Fetus, Psychological Horror Metal / Death Metal / Murder Metal
Line up :
Trez Thomas (Guitar and Vocals), Corey Skerlak (Guitar and Vocals)
Painting their canvas of extreme music with inspirations of real-life stories of murder, conspiracy, supernatural horror, and terror, Edmonton's Tales of The Tomb unleashed their new EP “Volume Two: Mendicium” this past September. In support of the release, the band is sharing their latest video for their track 'Dyatlov Pass Incident'.
The band explains the story behind the song: 
"9 hikers disappeared in what is now called the Dyatlov Pass in Russia. This incident had inspired many different conspiracies trying to explain what happened to the 9 hikers that went missing and were later found dead in the mountain range. Because there was a random unidentified scrap of clothing that looked to come from a military uniform found at the sight of the event. We are taking the angle put forth that the hikers unknowingly stumbled across a military weapons test and met their demise. Basically, they were there at the wrong place at the wrong time and the government was forced to cover up their deaths that the weapons test caused. There was evidence of the hikers ripping the tent from the inside and one of the hikers was found with extensive radiation burns, unclothed, fingernails and hands ripped apart from what was later determined to be from trying to climb the surrounding trees and much more. The song is written push-pull between the chaos of stumbling into this extension event vs. a seemingly normal journey. This was the last song written and displays the direction we are trying to move into from our past EP."
Check out the video
A sonic attack layered with grinding blast beats, injected with menacing guttural lows, “Volume Two: Mendicium” is straight from hell with gore-filled lyrics leaving little to the imagination, destroying your eardrums like a corpse erased in an acid-filled bath. The EP was mixed and mastered by Cryptopsy guitarist and head engineer/owner at The Grid Studios Christian Donaldson. The EP also contains a bonus track about the Japanese horror film Mermaid in a Manhole. Featuring artwork by Tony Midi of Tonymidi Artworks.
“Volume Two: Mendicium” is available on
Other Videos:
'The Sinful Messiah'
'The Nightmare Hall'
'Nine Eleven'
Track Listing:
1. The Nightmare Hall (4:05)
2. Faul (3:02)
3. The Sinful Messiah (4:14)
4. Dyatlov Pass Incident (3:52)
5. Nine Eleven (4:46)
6. Mermaid In A Manhole (3:33)
EP Length: 23:44
Unified by the desire to have the grotesque power of 90’s era death and murder metal, Tales of The Tomb started as a thought that grew into an insatiable need to make extreme music.  Tales Of The Tomb was created in October 2013 from founder Corey Skerlak (guitar, vocals) out of inspiration from the original murder metal band Macabre. 
Much of their inspiration is drawn from the hideous crimes and conspiracies of the world. Retelling stories of the dark hidden secrets and victims from such crimes. This was the inspiration for the name Tales of The Tomb. 
- 30 - 
“RIYL: Serial killers and death metal. Now, many of you may think the two already go hand in hand, but new dimensions of depravity are opened when you take the murderous criminals Macabre and Church of Misery have been glorifying forever and backdrop it with noise more akin to Cannibal Corpse Fist-****ing At The Gates. Or Vice Versa.” – Decibel Magazine
“It’s got a European death metal feel to it, and while it’s definitely heavy, it’s centerpiece is a melodic guitar solo. If the rest of the EP, out on November 27th, is anything like the first taste of it, signals Tales of the Tomb as a band we’ll be hearing more – Metal Insider
“Grooves entwine and work their way under the skin like toxic vines, whilst the body of the song strolls with a deceitful calm as much hued in more classic metal essences as it is in death metal voracity.” – RingMaster Review
“Volume One: Morpras stands as a melodic treat fans of cold sounding death metal, melodic or otherwise, will definitely get a kick out of.” – Apochs Metal Review
Prairie Finalist for Wacken Metal Battle Canada 2016
Label : CDN Records
Country: Canada
Genre: Melodic Black Metal
Michael Grund - Guitars, Song Writer, Keys
John Chalmers - Guitars, Song Writer, Recording Engineer
David Parks of Dark Forest (vocals)
Timothy “Voldemars” Johnston of Hexenklad, Eclipse Eternal (vocals)
Jeff Mott of Hollow, Hands of Despair (vocals)
Joel Violette of Thrawsunblat, Woods of Ypres (vocals)
Morgan Rider of Vesperia, Crimson Shadows, SIG:AR:TYR (vocals)
Jon Doyle of Battlesoul (vocals)
Andrew Chalmers of Hexenklad, Pagan Ritual, Panzerfaust (drums)
Evan Johnston Of Eclipse Eternal, Burn to Black (drums)
Nicholas Ireland of Battlesoul, SIG:AR:TYR (drums)
Dan Ayers of Sludgehammer (bass)
Jon Ferreira of Panzerfaust (bass)
Jon Kal of Hexenklad, Pagan Ritual, Fallen Legion (bass)
Clare B. of Hexenklad, Eclipse Eternal (keys)
Dean Arnold of Vital Remains, Primal Frost (solos)
Nigel Kay of SIG:AR:TYR (solos)
Ryan Hofing of Crimson Shadows, Remain (solos)
Raphael Weinroth-Browne of Musk Ox, The Visit (cello)
Created in 2015 by Michael Grund (Hexenklad, Battlesoul, SIG:AR:TYR) and John Chalmers (Hexenklad, Pagan Ritual), Solace of the Void is a journey into solitude and uncertainty which mixes everything from black metal to dark mystical folk with moments ranging from absolute serenity to outlandish symphonic bombast. Unlike most typical records, this ambitious effort sees 20 prominent metal musicians from across Canada collaborating together over a 4 year time period.
Houston, Texas based death/thrash unit OATH OF CRUELTY will unleash SUMMARY EXECUTION AT DAWN this winter on Dark Descent Records. OATH OF CRUELTY's long-awaited first full-length album comes after the achieved underground acclaim with a pair of demos and the 2014 Hellish Decimation 7-inch vinyl EP.
Vocalist Dave Callier calls the album "a culmination of spastic, frenetic riffs and urgent blasting energy, punctuated by sadistic, harsh lyrics delivered via barbarous, grating vocals.”
Stream album tracks "Stabbing Forth with Invincible Damnation" and "Victory Rites of Exsanguination" at
Dark Descent Records will release Summary Execution at Dawn December 9 on CD, digital, black vinyl and gold vinyl. Pre-order the album
“When the band first started, and names were being considered, I felt that Oath of Cruelty had the right 'texture' and connotations you know? Sadism, medieval violence, torture... It just fits.” Dave Callier just hit the nail on the head. Frantic, barbaric, yet sharp as a knife… Those are just some of the words most associated Houston’s OATH OF CRUELTY
Track listing:
1.Pounding Hooves of Shrapnel
2.Stabbing Forth with Invincible Damnation  
3.Through Alchemy and Killing  
4.Pathogenic Winds of Swarm 
5.Into the Chamber of Death 
6.At the Tyrant's Behest  
7.Victory Rites of Exsanguination 
8.Denied Birth (MERCILESS cover)  
9.Summary Execution at Dawn
Recorded by Garry Brents (GAB Recordings) in Arlington, TX and Mike BBQ (Audio Alive Studio) in Spring, TX
Mixed by D Killer
Mastered by Dan Randall at Mammoth Sound
Cover art by Daniel "Sawblade" Shaw
Dave Callier - Guitar/vocals
Matt Heffner - Drums
Danny Hiller - Guitar
The band was initially formed in 2010 by Matt ‘Mayhem’ Heffner on drums, Dave Callier on guitar and Kyle Laven (R.I.P.) on lead guitar, and their first demo Altar of Impalement was recorded in 2012 with Robert Mena from local 80s thrash moguls Dark Reign on vocals. After few line-up changes (incl. the arrival of Imprecation’s Danny Hiller on guitar, and of Tony Rich from Houston's Necrotic Void, who had a 2-year stint in the band) plus a second demo and a two track EP, the core trio of Callier, Mayhem and Hiller have finally recorded their first proper full-length and sealed a pact (in blood) with Dark Descent Records to release it.
Their songs are about sadism, medieval scenes of violence and carnage, the senseless nature of war, the Black Plague, idiot religions, and the industrialization of war and weaponry. No wonder then that they’ve covered Merciless classic from their The Awakening album ‘Denied Birth’ and that most of their influences seem to come not only from the 80’s but from the then bleak industrial-like German birth place of Sodom and Kreator. “With the exception of Slayer, I always felt like 80’s German thrash metal was much more deathly and abrasive, which speaks more to us. Pleasure to Kill, Riders of Doom – there aren't many US bands that have records worth comparing to these! I have to confess though that it's important not to understate the effect Repulsion has always had on me... Most of their really classic songs are just thrash metal riffs played at 45 RPM. Total death!”
All three musicians - Spencer from Blaspherian joined them on bass after the recording - may have roots in grindcore (PLF), war metal (Morbosidad) and evil death metal (Blaspherian) yet Summary Execution at Dawn lives in its own time frame. With some songs harking back as far as 2010 and a recording slowly chipped away at since 2015, the result is 34 minutes of death/thrash executed at rabid speed, set in medieval times when “life was cheap” and tyrants and cruel wizards ruled the earth. In the sign of evil indeed!
Los Angeles (CA) - Death Metal quartet INFIRMITY have partnered with No Clean Singing for the premiere of forthcoming album DESCENDANTS OF SODOM.
Stream Descendants of Sodom in its entirety:
Descendants of Sodom is out November 9 on Lost Apparitions Records.
Pummeling and lacerating, yes, but also superbly constructed for maximum memory retention, the music of Descendants of Sodom is to stand the test of time (however much of it we have left on this planet). Built on on an unwavering foundation of dynamic Death Metal, while at times channeling the deathly thrash of Dark Angel or Slayer, as well as shrieking black metal flourishes, that INFIRMITY have gone all in on Descendants of Sodom is a gross understatement. John Haddad's (Intronaut, Abysmal Torment, Phobia, etc) work recording, mixing, and mastering the album has paid big dividends in a sound that is crisp, cutting, and direct in the trauma that it will in fact inflict on those listeners who dare to take the beating. Wear protective clothing and brace yourself!
Track List
1. Gomorrah Aflame
2. Descendants Of Sodom
3. Darkness Reigns Supreme
4. Infatuated With Intoxication
5. Plastic Idols - The Obsessed
6. Depths Of Regression
7. Unholy Deception
All music written and performed by Infirmity
Recorded, mixed and mastered by John Haddad at Trench Studios, Corona
Cover art done by the amazing Daemorph Art!
Kevin Lowery - Guitar / Vocals
Daniel Shultz - Guitar / Vocals
Zachary Ramirez - Drums
Brent Gore - Bass
Infirmity, a group of four guys who like to get together, drink beer and make some heavy metal death rock! So crank up your stereo to “11”, get into position to air guitar (or air drum), grab your favorite beer, some ibuprofen for the whiplash, and be prepared to head-bang your ass off! This is metal! This is Infirmity!
Calling all women in metal! METALOCALYPSTICK FESTIVAL has opened up submissions for its 2020 edition in the beautiful setting of Lone Butte, BC. The thunderous sounds of the festival will rock the pristine setting once again, with the unique characteristic that each band will have at least one women playing.
The festival will take place on the weekend of June 27-28th, 2020 and along with a myriad of international talent the event will also include life-size metal foosball, a hot sauce challenge, and various other activities that can be enjoyed by attendees.
Last year, bands from Canada, Tasmania, Mexico, Egypt, and the USA graced the stage in a phenomenal display of feminine power at the premiere Canadian festival that puts an emphasis on women. Metalocalypstick is a non-profit organization that is dedicated to giving back to the community and donates 100% of the proceeds to local charities including Girls Rock Camp and the Vancouver Rape Relief and Women’s Shelter. On top of these charities, they also select an independent band to be sponsored and be given opportunities to further their career in music.
Don’t delay! Submission to play this one of a kind festival in beautiful British Columbia close on November 18, 2019.
Featured in publications such as Metal Hammer and Billboard, Metalocalypstick Fest not only celebrates women in metal, but also gives back to the community. Formed in 2016 as a non-profit organization, they are dedicated to raising funds and donating 100% of proceeds to local charities Girls Rock Camp, Vancouver Rape Relief and Women’s Shelter, and Earth Protectors plus they sponsor an independent band picked by Metalocalypstick Fest judges.
The festival was founded by Kaija Kinney of Vancouver’s Anarcheon after researching a lack of female based metal festivals to apply her band to, Kinney took matters into her own and decided to produce the event.
“This festival means the celebration of both sexes coming together and creating something amazing. People like to say women in metal aren’t a big deal anymore and that we are all the same. I feel that is untrue, this is still a male-dominated world and women are still looked at as lesser. I want to showcase all these bad ass ladies and celebrate the differences between men and women rather than pretend we are all equal. Truth is we are different why can’t we celebrate that?” says Kinney.
COMECON was formed by former Omnitron / The Krixhjälters guitar players Pelle Strom and Rasmus Ekman. COMECON’s debut album ‘Megatrends in Brutality’ features ENTOMBED’s vocalist L.G. Petrov (also ex Nihilist, Firespawn). Petrov joined Comecon when he was forced to leave Entombed after their milestone album ‘Left Hand Path’ (and later rejoined and still sings in Entombed A.D.). The Comecon debut album was just like Entombed’s debut album recorded at Sunlight Studios and produced by Tomas Skogsberg (Tiamat, Entombed, Dismember) in 1991.  The album has eleven old school Swedish death metal tracks, for fans of early Entombed, Grave and Dismember.
Soulburn was formed in 1996 by Bob Bagchus and Eric Daniels after the demise of Apshyx in 1996 (after the ‘God Cries’ album). They were joined by Wannes Gubbels on bass and vocals (Pentacle). In 1996 Soulburn recorded their debut demo. The 4 track demo led to a record deal with Apshyx home label Century Media. SOULBURN released their debut album ‘Feeding on Angles’ in 1998. SOULBURN were put to rest when Asphyx returned with “On The Wings Of Inferno” (2000)  with the same line-up. SOULBURN was dead, buried, but not forgotten... and was reformed in 2013. Up till now Soulburn released 3 full lenghts abums and two ep’s. The demo 1996 is remastered by Tom Palms (Phlebotomized). Cover art by Juanjo Castellano (Gates of Isthar, Ribspreader), logo design by Christophe ‘Lord of the Logos’ Szpajdel (Borknagar, Dimmu Borgir).
Before their second album ‘Unholier then Thou’, Infernal Majesty recorded a two track Demo in 1997. Only 4 or 5 of these demos were made for band and their management. Both songs were later released on "The Kanada Compilation" CD. The song “Is There a God?” was later renamed to “Where is Your God?.  In 2006 INFERNAL MAJESTY recorded a 6 track ep called ‘Demon God’. ‘DEMON GOD’ was issued in CD-R format to coincide with a festival appearance in Calgary, Canada. Guest appearances on the DEMON GOD bonus tracks by Cannibal Corpse members George "Corpsegrinder" Fisher (vocals) and Rob Barrett on guitars (S.O.S.) and also features guest vocals by Chris Valagao (Zimmers Hole,  Strapping Young Lad live) on the sixth track ‘Skeletons in the Closet’. All tracks  are remastered at Suncord Audio lab by Achilleas Kalantzis (Varathron). The booklet contains many rare picture from the ‘Demon God’ era.
Asphyx’ ‘Crush the Cenotaph’ was released one year after the death metal milestone ‘The Rack’. The ‘Crush The Cenotaph’ (and classic Ashpyx)  line up consisted of:  Martin van Drunen on vocals and  bass, Eric Daniels guitars and Bob Bagchus on drums. The first three tracks were specially recorded at Woodhouse Studio and produced by Waldemar Sorychta (Moonspell, Samael, Despair). The tracks ‘Evocation’ and ‘Wasteland of Terror’ were recorded live in Stockholm, Sweden 1991. Cover art by Axel Hermann (Iced Earth, Grave, Morgoth). Liner notes by Bob Bagchus.
WKN 56 CD + LP – releasedate: 12/12/2019 – distributed via Plastic Head Distribution
Former inventors of "military pop", Der Blutharsch have evolved (mutated? :-) ) into a sort of really kinky dark rock band. Gone are the times of provocation - on their journey towards new territories, the reincarnated DB now invite you to celebrate life and love together.
If you are ready to praise the Gods of the cosmic universe - then you will enjoy the ride – feat.Lina Baby Doll and Edward Ka-Spell – retriggered!!!
Follow us instead
The Cosmic Trigger
Flying through the Exit
Hold on!
Walking in Straight lines
Sacred Mountain
Cosmic Trigger mk2
Terrible Place
Lublin, Poland-based death metal destroyers DEIVOS present the band's annihilating sixth studio full-length, CASUS BELLI. The album is now confirmed for November release through their allies at Selfmadegod Records, who has posted the lead single, "Ataraxy."
With the drums recorded at Roslyn Studio in March 2019, the bass recorded at Kamil Home Studio in August 2019, the bulk of DEIVOS' Casus Belli including guitars and vocals were handled at Zed Studio in Chechło Poland, as were several of the band's prior albums. The record was also mixed and mastered at Zed Studio by Tomek Zalewski and completed with album art by Maciej Kamuda (Sleep, Coffins, Trauma, Pathology).
Devotees to the brutal death metal of Suffocation, Cryptopsy, Decapitated, Yattering, and similar acts are highly advised to explore the torment of DEIVOS.
Selfmadegod Records will release DEIVOS' Casus Belli on CD, including a limited boxed edition, and digital formats on November 29th. Find physical preorders at the label webshop,belli and watch for additional audio samples and more to be issued in the days ahead. 
DEIVOS originated in 1997, releasing their first demo, Praised By Generations, in 1999. In 2003, they released the Hostile Blood MCD through Butchery Music, the EP enthusiastically accepted by the underground death community. In 2004, the band started to write new material for their first record which was ultimately recorded in January and February 2006 at the famous Hertz Studio (Decapitated, Vader). The record, entitled Emanation From Below, was released in Poland by Empire Records in November 2006. Thanks to Metal Mind ProductionS, in January 2008 the record was subsequently released in Europe and then in the US in 2008.
At the end of 2008 the band once again entered Hertz studio to record their second album Gospel Of Maggots, the album gaining the attention of Unique Leader Records who released it in February 2010. Following lineup changes, the band revisited Hertz Studio in February 2011 to record their third full-length effort, Demiurge Of The Void, which was also released by Unique Leader in September 2011.
Following a four-year gap, DEIVOS signed with Selfmadegod Records for the release of their crushing Theodicy album in February 2015. The band's Endemic Divine album followed through Selfmadegod in February 2017, and the band's more rapid recording and releasing schedule now continues in 2019 with the November 2019 release of their sixth album, Casus Belli.
Tomasz Kołcon - guitars
Krzysztof Saran - drums
Piotr Bajus - guitars
Kamil Stadnicki - bass
Hubert Banach - vocals
Track Listing:
Casus Belli
Parallel Gods
Bitter End
Achiever of Nothing
Nuclear Wind
Prayer Of Disavowed
For Fans of : Vader, Legion of the Damned, The Crown...
Humanity has reached a tipping point. For
centuries, Mankind has devoured, ingested and dejected the living until it made its own specie enter its final stage with the sixth mass extinction. A total failure of a capitalistic system feeding on resources that can’t be renewed. The ruling few on top of the food chain enslaving the 99%. The destruction of bio-diversity in favor of the industrialized mass destruction. It’s the end of times. Man now devours man ethically and societaly as anthropocene starts to rage. Welcome to our ecological and societal suicide. All hail the Anthropophagous Reign!
Recorded, mixed and mastered at world-famous HERTZ studio (BEHEMOTH, VADER, DECAPITATED…) and with artwork by reknown artist Lukasz JASZAK (EMPEROR, BLOOD RED THRONE, VOMITORY…), the album is a frantic, blazing and raging scream of despair and hate towards Humanity and its ways.
Featuring eleven relentless and intense Thrash / Death anthems, this new album, while focused, nevertheless showcases the band’s songwriting versatility, from face-ripping Thrashing tornados like opening iron storm “Delete / Replace” or “Cheptel” that don’t even clock in two minutes, to gigantic wrecking balls like songs “Monuments” or “Memorial in vivo” that go beyond seven minutes.
Celebrating the band’s 30th anniversary, the limited edition DigiPak CD first print features not less than three bonus tracks, all brand new recordings of songs from MORTUARY‘s demo days. A “Mailorder Collector Edition”, exclusive to the band and label, even adds a bonus CD featuring eight exclusive preproduction versions of tracks from the album.
A Thrash / Death feast to say the least!
500 copies limited edition DigiPak CD first print with three bonus tracks
100 of the above as “Mailorder Collector Edition” adding an exclusive bonus CD featuring ieght songs of the album as preproduction versions
Line Up
Patrick GERMONVILLE – Vocals
Alexis BAUDIN – Guitars
Bastien LEGRAS – Guitars
Jean-Noël VERBECQ – Bass
Johann VOIRIN – Drums
All music and lyrics by MORTUARY
Engineered, mixed and mastered by Wojtek and Slawek WIESLAWSKI at HERTZ studio
Produced by MORTUARY
Preproduction versions mastered by Geoffroy LAGRANGE at PARADISE studio
Artwork and layout by Lukasz JASZAK
Pictures by Davy LETZIEN
Executive producer: Nicolas WILLIART for XENOKORP
Reproduced with kind permission of ALIEN FORCES publishing
Label : Fighter Records
Country: Spain
Genre: Heavy Metal
Hell Rose Lethal - vocals
Criss Lethal - guitar
Dann Atomic Lethal - guitar
Guilty Lethal - bass
Eric Killer Lethal - drums
STREET LETHAL plays a fresh and powerful heavy metal sound with catchy riffs, vibrant guitar solos, a great attitude and the amaginz voice of Hell Rose Lethal, where they merge classic influences in the vein of JUDAS PRIEST, W.A.S.P., WARLOCK and IRON MAIDEN with modern sounds in the tradition SKULL FIST, STRIKER, CAULDRON or STALLION, something that will surely please any lover of good heavy metal.
STREET LETHAL were born in Barcelona in 2014 and that same year they released their first EP entitled "Chainbreaker", a live recording entitled "Live From the Street" in 2015 (11 tracks including versions of RUNNING WILD, HOLOCAUST, X-BOLT MOTÖRHEAD and BLACK SABBATH) and a sophomore EP entitled "Look Out! And Stay in the Streets" in 2016, all of them independently while building a small name within the national heavy metal scene.
In 2017, STREET LETHAL changed drummer and incorporated a second guitarist, completing the current lineup that recorded its debut full-length album entitled "Welcome to the Row", obtaining a record deal with Fighter Records for the worldwide promotion and distribution.
Label : Self-Released
Country: US
Genre: Gothic Metal
Amanda Farrell - Vocals
Josh Farrell - Guitars
Ruben Wijga - Keyboards, Violin, Orchestration, FX, Percussion, Horror Machine
Anis Jouini - Bass
Leo Margarit - Drums
Neverlight was born outof darkness, out of fear, and out of the possibility of loss. In 2012, vocalist Amanda Farrell was diagnosed with cancer. Though the word "cancer" is fearsome enough, even more terrifying to Amanda was the very real possibility that surgery would damage her voice. To someone who derives so much happiness and peace from the simple act of singing, such damage would be devastating. However, after she recovered from surgery and realized that her voice was intact, she knew she was meant to use it.
Partners Josh and Amanda had been writing songs together since the early 2000s, so it was very natural for them to focus their energies into a cohesive project. After releasing an EP and full-length album with local talent, the duo decided that Neverlight's vision would be better served as a studio project, with artists brought in as necessary to help create the best music possible. Neverlight is about to release their second album, The Quiet Room, with that format.
Neverlight tells stories set to music. These stories serve as a barrier against, and as a means of accepting, the darkness that permeates our lives. We live in darkness, uncertainty, and chaos, and we are not afraid.
Cosmic death metal band BLOOD INCANTATION present the music video for "Slave Species of the Gods." The band comments on the newest single off of their upcoming album, HIDDEN HISTORY OF THE HUMAN RACE.
“Slave Species of the Gods” was filmed at our performance in Santa Ana on October 11th during our tour with Immolation. Directed and edited by Gabe Gomez, who first filmed us on our very first tour, the video for this song evokes the disorienting, chaotic and psychedelic vibe of our live concert.
"Filmed directly onto VHS, the video contains an aesthetic similar to many of our favorite old recordings of classic bands while also being engagingly trippy. The song itself was the second song written for 'Hidden History of the Human Race' and has been played live since the Decibel tour.
"Being the first track on the record, “Slave Species of the Gods” is meant as a full force brutalizer, going non- stop over the course of its relatively short five minutes and thirty-one seconds.”
Check out the video for Slave Species of the Gods" at
The song is also available on multiple streaming platforms.
Hidden History of the Human Race is set for worldwide release on November 22. CD/LP/CS/Digital and merchandise available through Dark Descent Records in North America, with Century Media handling Europe. The album is set for worldwide release on November 22.
Pre-orders available at:
Featuring classic 1970s artwork by Sci-Fi god Bruce Pennington, Hidden History of the Human Race promises to be both a meditative inquiry on the Mystery & Nature of human consciousness, and a dynamic foray into the realms of progressive, brutal & atmospheric death metal, as revealed by BLOOD INCANTATION. Recorded completely analogue at World Famous Studios in Denver, CO, Hidden History of the Human Race expands the sonic cosmos explored on BLOOD INCANTATION’s critically acclaimed debut Starspawn and contains the following new tracks:
1. Slave Species of the Gods
2. The Giza Power Plant
3. Inner Paths (to Outer Space)
4. Awakening From the Dream of Existence to the Multidimensional Nature of Our Reality (Mirror of the Soul)
BLOOD INCANTATION was formed in 2011 by guitarist/vocalist Paul Riedl and drummer Isaac Faulk. Joined by guitarist Morris Kolontyrsky and bassist Jeff Barrett, the band spent many years developing their sound through rehearsal demos and promo tapes before finally embarking on their first tour in 2015, which coincided with the release of their debut studio EP Interdimensional Extinction on Dark Descent Records.
After releasing a now-infamous split EP with Spectral Voice, the band released its debut album Starspawn (Dark Descent Records) in 2016, which took the underground death metal world by storm with its cerebral whirlwind of intense and otherworldly atmospheric death metal. BLOOD INCANTATION have shared the road with acts like DEMILICH, CRUCIAMENTUM & NECROT as well as MORBID ANGEL, CANNIBAL CORPSE, IMMOLATION and even ARCTURUS.
Through multiple campaigns across Europe and the USA, with appearances in Canada, Australia, Turkey, and Israel, BLOOD INCANTATION have established themselves as a powerful force in the underground live circuit, having additionally dominated a multitude of esteemed festivals such as Brutal Assault, Party-San Open Air, Kill-Town Deathfest, Beyond The Gates, Maryland Deathfest and more.
Paul Riedl - Guitars, Vocals
Morris Kolontyrsky - Guitars
Jeff Barrett - Fretless Bass
Isaac Faulk – Drums

 NEWS 3.11 2019

Neuigkeiten aus unserem Hauptquartier sind ja nun in den letzten Wochen eher Mangelware .So richtig voran gehts nicht wirklich ,was sich sicherlich auch aus den verschiedensten persönlichen nicht so schnell ändern wird . Zwar hat man es nun doch schon einmal geschafft ,das eine oder andere Interview in die weite Welt rauszuschicken ,aber so richtig voll und ganz ist man eben immer noch nicht bei der Sache .Und so wird es dann wohl auch sein ,das die nächste „Klolektüre „ erst irgendwann im nächsten Jahr das Licht der Welt erblicken wird .Einen wirklich genauen Termin kann und will ich im Moment noch nicht festsetzen .
Aber wenigstens reicht es heute dann doch noch für einen kleinen aber feinen Nachschlag an musikalischer Unterhaltungskost.
Wie immer findet ihr noch mehr aktuelle News, Termine und neuen metallischen „Abartigkeiten „  unter
Zum einjährigen Jubiläum von "AGORA" hauen die Melodic-Death-Metaller CREDIC nochmal ein neues Lyric Video raus.  Das düstere Video zum peitschenden "Outbreak of the Unknown" liefert euch den perfekten Soundtrack für den kommenden Winter!
Hier könnt ihr das Video sehen:
Aktuelles Album: "Agora" (Green Zone / H'art)
Heute erscheint mit „DER GIFTMISCHER (IN DER KAMMER DES GRAUENS)“ die erste Single aus dem kommenden EDEN WEINT IM GRAB Album „Tragikomödien aus dem Mordarchiv“, das am 6. Dezember veröffentlicht wird. Der Song basiert auf realen Ereignissen um den Serienmörder William Palmer (1824 bis 1856), der Morde mit Gift beging und dessen Wachsfigur hernach 127 Jahre lang in Madame Tussauds Kammer des Schreckens in London stand. „Tragikomödien aus dem Mordarchiv“ ist ein Konzeptalbum rund um Verbrechen, Mord und Gräueltaten und ist ab sofort in allen gängigen Shops vorbestellbar. Das achte Album der Berliner Dark-Metal-Band erscheint als Koproduktion der drei Labels Einheit Produktionen (CD & digital), Winter Solitude (Label der Band) und Kernkraftritter (Vinyl), die jeweils auch exklusive Fanpackes mit CD, Vinyl, T-Shirt und Mousepad in ihren eigenen Shops anbieten. Hier ist der Track „Der Giftmischer“:
Im Januar und Februar gehen Eden Weint Im Grab mit Wisborg als Supportband auf Tour:
Eden Weint Im Grab & Wisborg
03.01.2020 Leipzig, Hellraiser (+Dryland)
04.01.2020 Köln, MTC
11.01.2020 Erfurt, From Hell (+Munarheim)
18.01.2020 Berlin, Wabe
24.01.2020 Hamburg, MS Stubnitz
25.01.2020 Münster, Rare Guitar
01.02.2020 Braunschweig, B58 (+ LVX Aeterna)
07.02.2020 Cottbus, Muggefug (+ Abrogation)
08.02.2020 Nürnberg, Cult
"Fornication Under Control of King" is the new album of french thrashcore act KAUSE 4 KONFLIKT.
In february 2019, K4K entered Vamacara Studio (LOUDBLAST, DAGOBA) to record their new effort which release is set for january 31st via Deadlight Records (FIEND, THE LUMBERJACK FEEDBACK, ABRAHMA)
KAUSE 4 KONFLIKT., mix modern thrash and hardcore metal, draws inspiration from the protest movements and alert states situations.
Through these words, these codes and music, K4K creates visual identity at the unit gang leader, combining furious riffs and groovy beats.
K4K played more than 200 shows including tour with HATESPHERE, festivals like Hellfest, Resurrection Fest, Arts Bourrins etc
"Behaviour"EP / June 2016 . Produced by Francis Caste (REGARDE LES HOMMES TOMBER, ARKHON INFAUSTUS)
For Fans of:  Immolation (early), Paradise Lost {early), Sentenced (early), Desultory (early),  and Grave
In 2018, from the ashes of two Cleveland greats, TERROR & BLOOD OF CHRIST, VADIAT was born.
VADIAT exist to show all these young upstarts what Death Metal really is. In the spirit of the early days of the genre, the band are here to pay homage to those exciting fledgling days they were once a part of, as well as stand as pillars of what Death Metal should and always will be. No fads, no trends - Death Metal is life to these maniacs!
Today Californian death-doom metallers LARVAE partnered with heavily trafficked web-portal No Clean Singing to premiere the official "Immortal Corpses" lyric video.
The song hails from the band's new EP, "NECROPTUARY". A metamorphic cacophony of blackened death doom metal fueled by the rage induced by capitalism and mortality.
Invoke within mayhem and mercy
And embrace pain empathetic pain
Provoke that which lurks beyond the portals at twilight breathing in the foul wet odor of blood
Beyond exposed gateways exists the birth of a new free sense of wonder 
The sacrifice and scars we endure in solitude bear down upon our spiritual beings
Substance that makes moments stand still slay the impulses shredding our mortal skin.  
Monuments and mausoleums decay among the dark wretches of time
Alone at dawn as at dusk
It rotates across this plane severing years and corrupting all fleeting minds 
Finally, eternal we rest at ease as we greet our awaiting elders.
01. Necroptuary
02. Decomposed Disembodied
03. Immortal Corpses
LARVAE was formed in 2011 by Brad Kobylczak with bandmates Wyatt Culbertson, Simon Masiewicki and Nick Katich aka Balan previously of several established Northern California metal and hardcore bands including Kuru, Eulogy, Abrupt, Born/Dead, Elk and Palace of Worms. The intent was to evoke primal emotions through sinister sounding metal emphasizing dynamic and destructive guitar layering that create dissonant melodies.
The self titled demo in 2012 grabbed the immediate attention of local bookers and promoters prompting shows and leading to local support for Crowbar, Graves At Sea, Bell Witch and Entombed A.D. In 2014 they released their first full length, "Grave Descent", on LP and CS with the help of Parasitic Records. Dara Santhai from Serpent Crown joined on guitar following Balan’s departure which enabled more West Coast touring and dialed in the bands current day OSDM sound, lending more thrash influence. After the departure of their drummer in 2017, Raul Varela from Impaled filled in on session drums for a three song demo.
In 2019 the band was reanimated adding Eric Evert from Funeral Stain and Did Is Dead to the lineup for his death metal drumming debut and are releasing the demo as an EP entitled "Necroptuary". The EP showcases punishing crescendos, diabolical rhythms, gutting mood changes and epic solos. With this third installment, also recorded by Kobylczak at his own Condemned Recording Studio, LARVAE is sounding the death knell once again.
LARVAE are currently starting to write new material for a second full length and are planning tours throughout the West Coast and beyond.
Current Line up:
Brad Kobylczak - Vocals/ Guitars
Dara Santhai - Lead Guitars
Wyatt Culbertson - Bass
Eric Evert - Drums

 NEWS 31.10 2019

Genre: Black Metal
Label: Folter Records
Vertrieb: Alive
VÖ: 13.12.2019
Die Geschichte von HALPHAS beginnt im Jahre 2014. Seinerzeit gründeten Tempestas (Drums, NOCTURNAL / CROSS VAULT), Thurstan (Guit.), Forcas (Bass) und Legatus (Vocals) die Band und begannen sofort mit den Arbeiten an ersten Songs. Im folgenden Jahr war es dann soweit und die erste Drei-Track-Demo entstand. Im Jahr 2016 stieß Avnas zur Band und komplettierte das Line-Up. Mit voller Stärke lag der Fokus fortan auf den Songs für das Debütalbum „Dawn of a Crimson Empire“, das im Winter 2017 via Folter Records erschienen ist.
 Der kompromisslose Black Metal, den HALPHAS offerierten erstaunte Fans und Szenepresse. Lobende Worte sind dennoch kein Grund für die Band, innezuhalten. Stattdessen spielen sie in den folgenden Monaten einige Shows, unter anderem auf dem Under The Black Sun Open Air 2018 und waren nebenbei mit den Arbeiten am Nachfolger beschäftigt. Zwei Jahre nach dem Debütalbum wird nun "The Infernal Path Into Oblivion"erscheinen und den eingeschlagenen Weg fortführen. Das bedeutet: Originalen Black Metal, der sich fernab von genrefremden Einflüssen in der Finsternis bewegt. Getragen von epischen Melodien, eingängigen Midtempo-Passagen und wüsten, aber sehr facettenreichen Vocals, wird auch dieses Werk die Flamme des Black Metals weiter züngeln lassen. Ihren hochgelobten Sound haben sie auf "The Infernal Path Into Oblivion" einmal mehr verfeinert und zeigen sich im Jahre 2019 noch angriffslustiger, stärker und facettenreicher den je, ohne dass sich Liebhaber auch unliebsame Vorsilben wie Progressive-, Post- oder dergleichen einstellen müssten.
Die Hamburger Black Metaller HERBSTSCHATTEN unterschreiben einen weltweiten Vertrag bei Boersma-Records. Die norddeutsche Band hat zuletzt mit ihrer „Bergtempel“-EP (2018) von sich Reden gemacht. Diese dient als erster Hinweis auf ein kommendes Full-Length-Album. Dieses soll in der zweiten Jahreshälfte 2020 erscheinen.
HERBSTSCHATTEN kommentieren den Deal wie folgt:
„Wir von Herbstschatten freuen uns, endlich die großartigen Neuigkeiten verkünden zu können: Ab sofort sind wir ein Teil der Boersma - Records Familie! Wir verfolgen die Arbeit von Boersma schon länger und sind überzeugt, in Boersma.Records einen kompetenten Partner gefunden zu haben, mit dem wir zuversichtlich in die Zukunft von Herbstschatten blicken. Außerdem werden wir mit Boersma-Records im kommenden Jahr unseren nächsten Silberling veröffentlichen. Erste Eindrücke dazu könnt Ihr bereits auf der Tour sammeln.“
Herbstschatten gehen auf Tour!
Zum ersten Mal in der Geschichte der Band gehen die vier Hanseaten auf Tour quer durch Europa, um ihre eigene, moderne Kreation von norwegischem Black Metal der breiten Masse zu präsentieren. Neben Songs aus ihrem Erstlingswerk „Liv og død“ und der aktuellen EP „Bergtemepel“ werden auch neue Songs – sowie bis dato nie live gespielte Songs – präsentiert.
Das Besondere daran ist, dass Herbstschatten ihre komplette Tour in Eigenregie organisiert und geplant haben und erst im Nachhinein Promotiontechnische Unterstützung durch das HeathenRock Entertainment bekommen haben. Außerdem werden die Auftritte der Tour die ersten Shows mit Gitarrist Michi am Gesang sein.
Der Tourplan von Herbstschatten liest sich, inkl. Lokaler Supportbands, wie folgt:
07.11. – Hamburg / Kaiserkeller (Support: Thjodrörir Maggie’s First Words Wiedergänger)
08.11. – Hannover /KP.Linden (Support: Necrotic Woods, Alien To The System, The Black Court)
09.11. – Eernegem / B52 (Support: Sober Truth, Kuar Nhial, Mutant Christ)
10.11. – Köln / Blue Shell (Support: Sober Truth, Steorrah, Nectrotic Woods)
12.11. – Paris / Le Gambetta (Support: Mourning Dawn, Blackened Thrash, Basilique)
13.11. – Wien / escape (Support: Black Forest, Alphayn, Stalker)
14.11. – Prag / Klub 007 Strahov (Support: Naurrakar)
16.11. – Leipzig / Barfusz(Support: Aeolian, Akoasma, Irem, Priming Pressure)
23.11. Berlin / Die Kiste (Support: Mors Cordis)
29.11. – Kiel / Pumpe – Special: 10 Years Of Herbstschatten Show (Support: Asator, Total Violence, Durothar)
Tickets für die einzelnen Shows gibt es unter  sowie auf eventim.