NEWS 1.6.2020

                                                                                                    
Zwar nicht in Sachen Gesundheit ,aber in Punkto Antriebslosigkeit macht einen der ganzen Corona Scheiß doch schon ganz schön zu schaffen ,so dass man kaum noch seine Knochen  aus den heimischen vier Wänden kriegt . Was soll man auch sonst so großartig machen ,wenn in Sachen Konzerten und Festivals die absolute Flaute herrscht !? Aber um hier nicht völlig „unterzugehen „ ,macht man sich halt verstärkt dann mal ran ,sich neuen leckeren musikalische Hörstoff einzuverleiben und auch die Arbeiten an der nächsten Printausgabe unserer kleinen „Klolektüre" voranzutreiben . Und so können wir euch jetzt auch schon mal die ersten Gesprächspartner vorstellen ,welche sich dann hier ausführlich mal zu Wort melden werden :
NYTE LIGHT  ( Glam Metal Punk )
BY THIS AXE I RULE ( Fanzine )
SOUL GRINDER ( Death Metal )
CEREBRAL ENEMA  ( Berlin White Trash Gore Grind )
ALTERNATIVE RECORDS  / HOLOCAUST IN YOUR HEAD RECORDS / EXCITATORY PAIN PRODUCTION ( Labels )
Aktuelle Review :
MJØDR YLGJAR – “WORLD OF STONE “ / ELLI RIEHL – “ DIE KORNMUHME “ ( 2CD )
LET US PREY –  „VIRTUES OF THE VICIOUS“
BOMBTHREAT – “ IN MEMORY OF GLORY-FOREVER FALLEN “
DIGEST – “HARD TO DIGEST”
Nen ganzen Arsch voll an anderweitigen Neuigkeiten und einiger aktueller Konzert - /Festivaltermine rund um den Globus könnt ihr auch weiterhin  unter  https://www.facebook.com/Undergroundfanzine/ entdecken .
Werte Mitstreiter! Heute haben wir für Euch ein ganz besonderes Schmankerl.
Vielen wird der Bandname THE ELECTRIC AVANTGARDE auf Anhieb vielleicht nichts sagen, doch handelt es sich dabei um den Quasi-Vorgänger der nun wirklich nicht gerade unbekannten UMBRA ET IMAGO. THE ELECTRIC AVANTGARDE wurden vom späteren UMBRA ET IMAGO-Frontmann Mozart 1983 auf Ibiza gegründet. Die spanische Insel war zu jener Zeit ein Mekka des New Wave. THE ELECTRIC AVANTGARDE begannen als Show-Act, der in den Wintermonaten auch durch Deutschland tourte. Performt wurde auf New-Wave-Songs oder eigens erstellten Coversongs der 70er. Das wurde Mozart allerdings zu langweilig. Fester Wunsch war es stets eigene Musik zu machen, und deshalb wechselten langsam sowohl Line-up als auch thematischer Schwerpunkt der Formation. Nach langer Suche wurde eine Band gegründet, zuerst nur als Studio-Projekt. In dieser Zeit entstanden die Songs von THE ELECTRIC AVANTGARDE.
Ab 1986 ging die Gruppe auf Tour, sehr bald auch in den ersten Gothic-Clubs des Landes. Die nun gespielten Stücke entfernten sich bereits damals stark vom Mainstream, somit veränderte sich auch das Publikum. Die Maxi-Single ´Lonely´ (1988), wurde im Eigenvertrieb releast und galt als einzig veröffentlichter Tonträger. Diese Single ist mittlerweile vergriffen und wird zu utopischen Kursen im Netz gehandelt. Später Ruhm, wenn auch ohne Nutzen für die Erzeuger. 1990 löste sich die Band auf. Somit lagen bis zum heutigen Tag all die anderen produzierten Songs auf Halde. 1991 gründeten sich UMBRA ET IMAGO. Der Rest ist bekannt. Die Songs von THE ELECTRIC AVANTGARDE sind noch sehr unschuldig und dennoch vielschichtig. Es wurde experimentiert, ausprobiert, es schwangen viele Stile durch die Songstrukturen. Das lag auch an den vielen beteiligten Studiomusikern und deren individuellen Vorlieben, die oft vom Jazz geprägt waren, was man zuweilen heraushört. Späte THE ELECTRIC AVANTGARDE-Stücke wie ´Queen Of The Night´ oder auch ´Church Song´ lassen aber schon erahnen, was mit UMBRA ET IMAGO auf die Welt zurollte. Produziert wurde auf höchstem Niveau, wie man nun bei dieser "Best-of", also dem späten Album "Memories", sehr deutlich hören kann. Ist UMBRA ET IMAGO das Meisterwerk, so ist THE ELECTRIC AVANTGARDE das Gesellenstück, im Nachhinein betrachtet ist es ein Stück deutscher Musikgeschichte, das Ihr nun bald in den Händen halten könnt. Physisch gibt es die Box in einer limitierten Auflage über
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Das aktuelle Video zum Song "Heute Nacht" kann hier angesehen werden: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HGLR-d_gdEE
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Hell(o) old school Maniacs, It´s to late, we are no longer save in here! Today is the day, DECAYING the finnish Death Metal Warmachine start the blow over the world with their fierce record "SHELLS WILL FALL".
The four-piece Commando is back out of the bunker, and now you get the time to check out this new masterpiece.
We all know the current situation was not what we all expected, but now it will get old school, it will get loud, it will get DECAYING!
You will get what you deserve. A record for all the old school Death Metal Fans out there, including 8 brandnew tracks with a lot of Groove and damn old voices which you only can find at the battflefield.
But DECAYING don´t come with Empty bags to the war, they put their Death Metal into our shop and let their 400 Vinyl Records which are strictly limited to 100 white and 300 black untis and also for the
Die Hard Fighters 300 hand numbered Tapes comes soon at 6th june!
All Edition be equipped again with an amazing Cover Art by Roberto Toderico the italian mastermind in art.
This LP-Edition with BLACK vinyl, comes with lyric sheet, free download code and an album sticker on top! Out 29th may 2020. Save your copy now!  
https://www.defyingdanger.de/shop/DECAYING-Shells-Will-Fall-LP_1
This LP-Edition with WHITE vinyl,comes with lyric sheet, free download code and an album sticker on top! only available directly through us! Out 29th may 2020.Save your copy now! 
https://www.defyingdanger.de/shop/DECAYING-Shells-Will-Fall-LP-coloured_1
Tape will be limited to 300 hand-numbered units only. Out 6th june 2020. Save your copy now!
https://www.defyingdanger.de/shop/DECAYING-Shells-Will-Fall-TAPE_
Hi, Chris and Paul from Imperative PR here news of the latest statement of brutal intent from Comatose Music!
The brutality of the Texas death metal scene is notorious throughout the worldwide metal underground and there’s now a new contender for the title of sickest, heaviest band from the lone star state. TEXAS MURDER CREW are about to detonate their debut album, EVERYONE’S LAST BREATH and it’s going to shake the foundations of brutal death metal.
While they may be a new name on the scene, Texas Murder Crew are built around the violent, repugnant riffs of Kevin Clark – a man known for his work with Devourment and Kill Everything. Clark’s bruising guitar work was integral to Devourment’s Molesting The Decapitated – an album lauded as one of the greatest, if not the greatest, album of brutal, slamming death metal ever recorded. Once brutal death metal fans hear the sheer savagery of Everyone’s Last Breath though, the only name on their minds will be that of Texas Murder Crew. These songs are cruel, relentless and overwhelming in their suffocating intensity. You can almost smell the blood, rot and fear emanating from the speakers as ‘Destroy The Witness’ batters you into submission. Texas Murder Crew take the sheer heaviness to the absolute limit, defining the Texas death metal sound and then carve their own inimitable signature into the flesh of their victims. This is a band that are viciously proud of their own identity and are never going to be happy living in anyone’s shadow. Their kills are theirs and theirs alone. 
With the implacable power of Comatose Music behind them, nothing is going to stop Texas Murder Crew beating their bloody mark into the consciousness of death metal’s most ardent disciples. Everyone’s Last Breath will be unleashed on August 7th so brace yourself for one formidable impact. Texas Murder Crew are coming, with their eyes fixed firmly on the prize and the corpses of the weak beneath their feet.
https://www.facebook.com/pg/Texas-Murder-Crew-615168312153086/
https://texasmurdercrew.square.site/
https://www.comatosemusic.com/
Russian melodic death metal band DROPS OF HEART have launched the second single off their upcoming new album STARGAZERS. The exclusive premiere for "Escapist" comes courtesy of Invisible Oranges.
The band offered this comment on the song:
“'Escapist' is one of the most melancholic songs of the album, besides its high speed and powerful energy. This gloominess, untethered from the typical pacing that accompanies it, allows the song to capture a specific type of despair in unusual clarity. This song is about people who lose touch with reality in the pursuit of their dreams. It’s about some kind of a method of flight from life’s problems, and how sad it would be.”
The band recently released the official music video for album track "Modern Madness." The song is the first single to come off the band's upcoming second full-length album, Stargazers.
Watch the video at  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mn2JUSnjuWs
Stream and download "Modern Madness" via your preferred streaming service at  https://smarturl.it/modernmadness
Stargazers is due out July 22. Pre-order the album at https://dropsofheart.bandcamp.com/
The legacy of 1990s and 2000s metal pioneers is intertwined with modern genre trends, energetic riffs are complemented by cinematic synths, and loyalty to the band’s hallmark sound. The sound of the album is completed by voices of famous modern metal bands - Richard Sjunnesson from UNGUIDED ("Frost Grip") and Bjorn Strid from SOILWORK ("Starlight").
Stargazers is a tragic story of the presence of personal afflictions and disasters, affecting us all. Told in 12 epic compositions, the conceptually bleak album leaves room for a glimpse of hope and optimism.
Track Listing:
Echoes
Frost Grip (feat. Richard Sjunnesson)
Knot
Escapist
Lull
Starlight (feat. Bjorn Strid)
Modern Madness       
Coffin
Exodus
Death Lover
Discoverers
Stargazers
Starlight (Single English Version)(Bonus Track)
DROPS OF HEART was formed in the Russian city of Ufa during summer of 2008 by young musicians without any significant experience in this field. After a few line-up changes, the band tried to make the first serious recordings and released the debut EP Truth of the Closed Eyes. The band continued to develop their musical skill, their appearances at the scenes in the band’s home town became more frequent. However, frequent line-up changes negatively affected the atmosphere in the team. This had led to the disintegration of the band in 2010. But after several years of dead silence, the team's vocalist, Denis Fakhrislamov, together with a friend and a colleague in other bands, Vadim Nizamov, gave DROP OF HEARTS a new birth. With an updated and improved lineup, DROPS OF HEART began working on new material and in December 2014 they released their first full album New Hope which they promoted on their own.
The next big step in band’s life was experiments with the format of single releases: from 2016 to 2017 DROPS OF HEART released a series of maxi-singles "Time and Pulse", "Amanda", "Faceless", "Starlight". Each maxi-single was released in three versions - Russian, English and instrumental, and was accompanied by various bonuses in the form of covers or alternative versions of already published tracks. The first official videos in the history of the band were shot on 2 singles (“Time and Pulse”, “Amanda”), also vocalist of the Swedish band SOILWORK Bjorn Strid took part in the recording of the “Starlight”. During this period, DoH attempted to experiment not only with the format of their new products releases, but also with the sound of releasing material: away from the traditional melodic death metal to a more atmospheric sound, which was achieved by the use of electronics and interweaving with other subgenres of metal, for example black metal ("Faceless").
In 2017, the band decided to open a new chapter in their life and started writing for their new album, Stargazers. Due to various circumstances, the most important of which was the departure of one of the band composers, Igor Barshchevsky, the recording of the album was delayed until 2020. 
DROPS OF HEART is:
Denis Fakhrislamov - Vocal
Vadim Nizamov - Vocal, guitar, keyboards, bass
Pavel Klimov - Guitar
Artem Gabbasov – Drums
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L'HOMME ABSURDE - "BELONG"
Label : Self-Released
Country: Russia
Genre: Post black metal/hardcore
Line-up:
Alexey Slavin - vocals
Alexandr Safronov - guitar
Roman Savenkov - guitar
Pavel Gorshkov - bass
Evgeny Loboda - drums
Over the past few years since 2015 when L'Homme Absurde started as a one-man band it has become one of the best known post black metal acts in Russia. The sound of the band can be described as a fusion of modern black metal vibe with metalcore and catchy melodies. Two albums released since the start, Monsters (2016) and Sleepless (2018), received positive reviews in international press and the critics themselves pointed out band's own style.
Now L'Homme Absurde is ready to present their third full length album Belong, which continues band's artistic journey towards more emotional side of the genre.
https://www.facebook.com/lhommeabsurde
https://lhommeabsurdebm.bandcamp.com
Berlin (Germany) - No Clean Singing has premiered a new music video from Progressive/Brutal Death Metal luminaries DEFEATED SANITY. The, song,"Imposed Corporeal Inhabitation," is taken from forthcoming album THE SANGUINARY IMPETUS. The video was directed by Obscenery Films, with additional filming by M. Heller and M. Martin.
"Imposed Corporeal Inhabitation" (Official Video)  https://www.nocleansinging.com/2020/05/28/an-ncs-video-premiere-defeated-sanity-imposed-corporeal-inhabitation/
DEFEATED SANITY will release The Sanguinary Impetus on July 24 via Willowtip Records.
The Sanguinary Impetus is perhaps the ultimate expression of DEFEATED SANITY's signature blend of the brutal with the technical, performed in a manner largely unparalleled in the world of extreme metal. At once comfortably recognizable and awe-inspiring, the forthcoming album is sure to be a lock for many year-end lists. Sickening riff crunch, hammering beats, and technical wizardry combine to create a level of sonic violence that won't soon be forgotten.
The band released the following statement concerning the forthcoming album:
"With The Sanguinary Impetus we have created our most complex album to date. We had strayed pretty far from our style musically with Disposal of the Dead/Dharmata and felt a strong urge to pick up where we left off with Passages Into Deformity and expand on the trademark DS sound."
Willowtip:  https://www.willowtip.com/bands/details/defeated-sanity.aspx
Bandcamp:   https://defeatedsanity.bandcamp.com/album/the-sanguinary-impetus
 "Hold on to your heads everyone, because Defeated Sanity is about to try and knock them clean off your shoulders."- Metal Injection
"The Sanguinary Impetus is Defeated Sanity’s most furious, vicious, heaviest and technical sounding album to date. Fans of Suffocation, Cryptopsy, Deeds Of Flesh and Disgorge should not pass up this magnificent masterpiece." (9.5/10) - Metal Purgatory Media
Track Listing
1. Phytodigestion
2. Imposed Corporeal Inhabitation
3. Conceived Through Savagery
4. Insecta Incendium
5. Entity Dissolving Entity
6. Arboreously Transfixed
7. Propelled into Sacrilege
8. Drivelling Putrefaction
9. Dislimbing the Ostracized
Album Credits
Drums and Bass recorded at Heaven and Heller Studios in Los Angeles
Guitar recorded at Daily Hero Studios in Berlin
Vocals recorded at the Thousand Caves in New York
Mixed and Mastered by Colin Marston in New York
Album artwork by Jon Zig
Title Font by Miguel Medina
Layout by Alex Eckman-Lawn
Additional Guitars by Justin Sakogawa, Dan Thornton and Colin Marston
Line-up:
Lille Gruber - Drums, Guitar
Jacob Schmidt - Bass
Josh Welshman - Vocals
https://www.facebook.com/DefeatedSanity/
NECROPSY - "EXITUS"
Label : Xtreem Music
Country: Finland
Genre: Death Metal
Line-up:
Tero Kosonen – vocals
Janne Kosonen – guitars
Sami Heinonen – guitars
Ville Vartiainen – bass
Hannu Väänänen – drums
ERA I
In June 1987, a couple of young dudes about in age of eleven ponders on a heavy thought. Janne Kosonen and Ville Raitio decide to form a Thrash Metal band. Inspired by bands like Slayer, Venom, Dark Angel and Death. Name was chosen to be ANXIETY.
First demo “Mental Disturbance” was recorded in 1989 and the name NECROPSY was introduced. At that time, Janne performed the vocal parts as well as played guitar. Aatu Holma on guitars and Jari Louhiniitty on bass.
Vocalist Aku Rytkölä joined the band. "Curse" demo came out and the year was 1990. In the same year demo "Indigestion", which was darker in tones and more Death Metal instead of past Thrash sounds was released.
"Another World" demo came in 1991 and after that Tero Kosonen replaced Aku Rytkölä. Toni Rahkonen took his place as a bass player.
A split-LP with Demigod and 7”EP "Never to be Forgotten" were also released during the year ‘91. After "Go All the Way of Flesh" demo (1992) was Ville Raitio’s turn to give up and leave the band. Taito Soramäki jumped on drummer’s seat.
Music style changed radically at that time. “Promo Demo '93” was more technical Death Metal. Last song "Anointing of the Sick" was recorded for "Monoheads Collection” CD 1993.
In 1994 Aatu Holma left the band and Tommi Tanskanen stepped into sinking ship. Even though first record deal was in hand. Songs and covers were ready. Studio time was settled and paid. Something was changed. Band suffered from lack of motivation. Janne thought that it was better to take a break which stretched to fourteen years...
ERA II
Over the years, Janne (lead guitars) and Tero Kosonen (vocals) talked many times about putting the band together again but it was not easy to find suitable players from hometown Lahti. However, in autumn 2008 NECROPSY was blood and flesh again. Aatu Holma got exhumed to play second guitar, Hannu Väänänen (drums) and Ville Vartiainen (bass) joined as new members. After long hard work of rehearsing and few gigs at Finland, first full-length album "Bloodwork" came out in July 2011 through Tritonus Records.
Aatu Holma left the band in October 2011 due to lack of time and Sami Heinonen joined in.
In 2012 NECROPSY got in touch with Xtreem Music with whom they signed a deal for the release of a new mini CD and their 2nd full length album but before that would happen, Century Media offered the band to re-issue all their demos and EP’s on a 3-CD set and 4-LP set.
This was released in early summer 2013, few months before the new mini “Psychopath Next Door” was released in August through Xtreem Music.
Second full length album "Buried in the Woods" which gained very good feedback saw the daylight in august 2015 through Xtreem Music. NECROPSY played several shows in Finland.
One of the highlights was Finnish Death Metal Maniacs Fest in September 2015. In May 2017, for the first time, NECROPSY got a chance to play outside of Finland at Maryland Death Fest XV. NECROPSY started to write new material and more like bored on playing just basic Death Metal. It felt like it was time to do things different and slow down the beat and make things simple. New EP "Exitus" is more Doom than previous releases and will be released by Xtreem Music in January 2020.
Hannu Väänänen decided to leave the band by the end of 2019. For the moment, drummer Martti Merilaid performs live shows with NECROPSY, which will also play old stuff from nineties on forthcoming gigs.
https://www.facebook.com/NECROPSY-204404386244264/
With their music imbued with esoteric  poetry and ritualistic contemplation, Occult Metallers ACÂRASH have today released their second-full length album.  Titled "DESCEND TO PURITY", the album is a masterful blend of Hard Rock and Black Metal that explores and expands the boundaries of Rock with a sound that varies between raw catchiness, dark introspection, and progressive doom.
ACÂRASH's lineup, which includes Sølve Sæther on drums, Lukas Paulsen on guitars and Anlov P. Mathiesen on bass and vocals,  has created a distinctive sound that is founded on the pillars of the 80s and 90s avant-garde rockers THE VOID and which respects and embraces tradition whilst at the same time bringing something new and fresh to the table.
Recorded, mixed and mastered by Ruben Willem at the Caliban Studios in Oslo, track listing for  "Descend to Purity" is as follows:
1. Descend to Purity
2. Satanic Obsession
3. Desecrate. Liberate.
4. Goat, Skull, Ritual Circle
5. Below Ceremonial
6. Three Knives
7. Steel Hunter
8. Red Stone Betrayal
Describing "Descend to Purity", as  "A vessel for justice, strength and revenge", ACÂRASH recently had this to say about the album:
This album is a potent cocktail of visionary blackened doom and primitive heavy metal. Emerging from dark spiritual clarity and hard work, the music conquers and transforms. 
Transformation through suffering. Conquest through purity.
"Descend to Darkness" is out today, 29th May, on Dark Essence Records, and is available in CD, Gatefold vinyl and Digital formats from all the usual retailers and streaming services as well as the following:
https://www.darkessencerecords.no/webshop/
https://karismarecords.bandcamp.com/music
https://www.facebook.com/acarash/
https://youtu.be/5kNgZLvY2W8
Seattle (WA) - Seattle space shredders XOTH have released their first-ever music video for "Casting the Sigil," a track from last year's critically acclaimed album INTERDIMENSIONAL INVOCATIONS. The video was filmed at the historic Georgetown Steam Plant in Seattle, using practical effects and done in homage to 1980s science fiction. The clip brings the album artwork of Mark Richards to life! Check it out below!
"Casting The Sigil" (official video) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ra65DHX7zBk
Purchase/Stream Interdimensional Invocations  https://xoth.bandcamp.com/album/interdimensional-invocations
Mixed by Joe Cincotta (Obituary, Suffocation), the group’s fourth overall release reveals a mature, otherworldly sound that is vaguely reminiscent of Death, Bal-Sagoth, and Emperor. Xoth appeals not only to the aficionado of complex time signatures, key changes and melodic composition, but also to the good ‘ol heavy metal enthusiast. Thematically, Xoth mixes themes including sci-fi, ancient mysteries, emerging catastrophes, and social commentary, lined with a layer of humor that is as magnetic as it is unsettling.
BIO
Since their debut in 2014, Seattle’s Xoth has continually spewed their unique brand of extreme metal upon unsuspecting listeners to great pleasure and critical acclaim.
Appearing on festivals including Northwest Terror Fest and sharing the stage with bands including Voivod, Napalm Death, and Marduk, Xoth has consistently turned heads and expanded their cult-like following throughout the West Coast and beyond.
With the release of their second full-length, Interdimensional Invocations, Xoth reveals a fully mature sound and a vivid imagination that is oddly familiar and refreshingly original at the same time. Shredding dual guitars, pummeling drums, speed chopper bass, and diverse vocals all dance together in disgusting harmony with magnificent mixing by Joe Cincotta at Full Force Studios (Obituary, Suffocation), and masterful mastering by Julian Silva (On Air Mastering).
While Xoth blends a wide range of influences from across the metal universe and beyond, their sound can best be described as a death-match between Bal-Sagoth, Death, Akercocke, Obscura, Emperor, and Absu…..in space. Xoth appeals not only to the aficionado of complex time signatures, key changes and melodic composition, but also to the good ‘ol heavy metal enthusiast.
Thematically, Xoth mixes themes including sci-fi, ancient mysteries, emerging catastrophes, and social commentary, lined with a layer of humor that is as magnetic as it is unsettling. If you’re looking for the perfect soundtrack to a once-futuristic dystopia that is quickly becoming an inevitable reality, look no further.
Xoth is:
Tyler Sturgill - Guitar & Lead Vocals
Woody Adler - Guitar & Vocals
Ben Bennett - Bass & Vocals
Jeremy Salvo – Drums
https://www.facebook.com/beholdxoth/
Austin (TX) - Dynamic Black Metal project SARPA, featuring David Baxter (drummer of Plutonian Shore, ex-Skrew, ex-Škan), have partnered with Dead Rhetoric for the exclusive premiere of forthcoming album SOLIVAGUS.
SARPA - Solivagus (Album Premiere) http://deadrhetoric.com/randomness/album-premiere-sarpas-solivagus/
SARPA will self-release debut album Solivagus on June 5. Pre-order: https://sarpa6.bandcamp.com/album/solivagus
Solivagus was written and performed (all instruments, vocals) by David Baxter in various studios throughout Central Texas in 2019. The album was mixed and mastered by Tony Petrocelly of Trepan Studios. While primarily embedded in the essence of black metal, SARPA throws other ingredients into the pot, such as progressive rock, acoustics, old school death/thrash, and some Afro/Latin rhythms. Indeed, SARPA was created to bend the laws of audible physics and more importantly, unchain the hearts of the fire born
Rooted in Central Texas, SARPA was created in 2018 when Baxter decided to move ahead with a solo record, after which a process of furious writing commenced. The dawning of this solo venture came subsequent to the performance of numerous shows/festivals across North America and Europe over the years with the aforementioned bands.
The journey will not end with the release of Solivagus though. Baxter plans on writing more SARPA material for the next album, the purpose of which is to fracture the illusory mirrors of time and space!
https://www.facebook.com/sarpahorde
COLTRE – UNDER THE INFLUENCE LP/CD
DYING VICTIMS PRODUCTIONS is proud to present COLTRE’s striking debut, Under the Influence, on CD and 12” vinyl formats.
COLTRE was forged in London, England by guitarists Daniel Sweed and Marco Stamigna in May 2019. They met at a Midnight concert and decided to form a band inspired by the New Wave of British Heavy Metal. They started rehearsing, and by the beginning of 2020 had recorded the four-song EP Under the Influence, to be released in time for their first gig, supporting Witchtower at Boston Music Rooms.
The band self-released Under the Influence on CD and digital formats, but now DYING VICTIMS steps forward to champion COLTRE’s cause and release it as a five-song work, featuring an exclusive new track. Rough and rustic but brimming with an authentically ancient fire, Under the Influence is moody metallic majesty: dark ‘n’ mysterious riffs, portentously galloping rhythms, epic-yet-direct compositions, and the sage-like pipes of Stagmina atop it all. One could be mistaken for thinking COLTRE were some unearthed relic from the original NWOBHM movement, so hot-rockin’ is their swords-aloft surge, evoking high fantasy and urban grit in equal measure, and crucially retaining that pivotal rock ‘n’ roll thrust Thin Lizzy largely gifted to that movement.
But COLTRE are their own men, and as reverential as they are of these enduring paradigms, Under the Influence is undoubtedly its own creation, its own wild world. You are hereby compelled to go under THEIR influence!
Regular edition on black vinyl, with insert, poster, sticker, post card and download code.
Special edition on colored vinyl, with insert, poster, sticker, post card, download code and patch.
CD edition with sticker
Release date: July 31st
DEATHSTORM – FOR DREAD SHALL REIGN LP/CD
DYING VICTIMS PRODUCTIONS is proud to present the highly anticipated fourth album of Austria’s DEATHSTORM, For Dread Shall Reign, on CD and vinyl LP formats.
A veritable institution by now, DEATHSTORM have been flying the flag of hate for a decade now, releasing albums on such well-regarded labels as I Hate and High Roller. DEATHSTORM delivered a swift ‘n’ sweet EP for DYING VICTIMS titled The Gallows in 2015, and now the power-trio return to the label for their most intense and varied recording yet, For Dread Shall Reign.
Without doubt, the spectre of classic Kreator looms large over DEATHSTORM still – and why should it not, when you’re doing deathtrash this devastating? – but with For Dread Shall Reign, the band bring forth a whole host of equally classic contours. From very old Metallica to equally old Slayer on to ‘80s Death and especially Demolition Hammer, DEATHSTORM here hammer out riffs, riffs, RIFFS! But, unlike so much thrash that haphazardly seeks to simply catalog riffs in disservice of the song, these Austrian veterans thread their enviable arsenal into hard-charging, headbanging juggernauts of immediately memorable metal-mania manna. There’s nothing fancy here, no concessions toward “maturity” or “crossover” or other euphemisms for watering-down their already-heady brew; for DEATHSTORM, heavy metal is the law, and For Dread Shall Reign honors this noble ideal pairing strong songwriting with a tight ‘n’ brutal production favorably reminiscent of the late ‘80s and early ‘90s. Because DEATHSTORM aren’t broken – so don’ fix ‘em!
Social criticism, serial killers, cults, anti-religion, war…all this is grist for DEATHSTORM’s lyrical mill. What they spit out is supreme DEATH-fucking-THRASH of the highest order, because in these troubled times, For Dread Shall Reign!
Regular edition on black vinyl, with insert, poster, sticker, post card and download code.
Special edition on colored vinyl, with insert, poster, sticker, post card, download code and patch.
CD edition with sticker
Release date: July 31st
MIDNIGHT PRIEST – AGGRESSIVE HAUNTINGS LP
DYING VICTIMS PRODUCTIONS is proud to present MIDNIGHT PRIEST’s stellar third album, Aggressive Hauntings, on vinyl LP format.
By now a fixture on the true metal scene, Portugal’s MIDNIGHT PRIEST have been keeping it true for a dozen years now. With CD releases on such esteemed labels as Stormspell, Metal on Metal, and Slaney, this exceptionally monikered quintet – drummer War Tank, guitarists Iron Fist and Steel Bringer, vocalist Lex Thunder, and bassist Joe Dalton – consistently burn with a proud ‘n’ powerful sound that’s 1000% iron-clad HEAVY METAL.
Of their full-length releases, arguably, it is 2019’s Aggressive Hauntings which is their proudest and most powerful statement yet. No great changes made here – cruising-yet-crunchy metal between mid-tempo and speed, tracing a trajectory from classic Lizzy Borden to ‘80s King Diamond to Painkiller-era Judas Priest – but it’s the swagger and confidence MIDNIGHT PRIEST display across this third album that make it absolutely addicting. These are all ANTHEMS, brimming with bravado and drama and total ‘n’ utter POWER, each one draped in darkness but equally sheathed in steel most glimmering. It’s not titled Aggressive Hauntings for nothing!
Dedicated to the memory of metal legends Lemmy, Mark Shelton, and Terry Jones, MIDNIGHT PRIEST’s Aggressive Hauntings is at last unleashed on the most perfect format for classic metal: VINYL!
Regular edition on black vinyl, with insert, poster, sticker, post card and download code.
Special edition on colored vinyl, with insert, poster, sticker, post card, download code and patch.
Release date: July 31st
VENATOR/ANGEL BLADE – SPLIT LP
DYING VICTIMS PRODUCTIONS is proud to present a special split album between Austria’s VENATOR and Germany’s ANGEL BLADE on vinyl LP format.
Combining debut demos/EPs by both bands, this split album brings together two exciting new talents in traditional metal on the format so fitting for such: VINYL! On one side is VENATOR’s Paradiser EP. Featuring killer, era-authentic artwork reminiscent of Mausoleum Records’ mid-‘80s heyday, VENATOR’s entry here is three moody ‘n’ melodic tracks which have a subtly anthemic quality; just as equally, one can feel the chill of night blow across Paradiser. The uniquely retro-futuristic production simply accentuates the atmospheric push and pull – and already, VENATOR are hard at work on their debut album for DYING VICTIMS. (The label will also release Paradiser as a standalone CD and cassette.)
On the other side is ANGEL BLADE’s self-titled debut demo, which was originally released on cassette but has created high demand for other formats since. And it’s not difficult to discover why, as Angel Blade literally sounds like a lost demo from 1981: so authentic is ANGEL BLADE’s study of ancient NWOBHM and Scandinavian metal, you’ll be checking the calendar as each of these three shimmering, steel-clad tracks takes a hold.
Together, you’ll be in thrall to VENATOR and ANGEL BLADE’s classic metal mesmerism!
Regular edition on black vinyl, with insert, poster, sticker, post card and download code.
Special edition on colored vinyl, with insert, poster, sticker, post card, download code and 2 patches.
Release date: July 31st
https://dyingvictimsproductions.bandcamp.com/
MURDER RECORDS has mortuary bandages prepared to initiate the profane embalming of all the wicked creatures huddled in the ominous ruins from this tormented humanity and cloistered in the deepest caverns of darkness and where the cursed servants of death echoes the funeral hymns for this infernal ritual where all the insane nightmares will be extracted and liberated from your obscure subconscious...
Embalsamado manifests here a morbid misfortune shrouded in obscure plagues of the macabre harvest of death so that we can reach the most bizarre nightmares within our coffin and it is here that we will start a journey within our vast darkness so that we can walk alone in silence in the cursed mazes of this life useless where there is only a deep primitive emptiness that is reflected in our ability to assume completely free insanity, where we have already broken all chains full of absurd psychological prejudices to allow us to reach voluntary minimalist loneliness and abruptly free from an insignificant life that only it intends to trap us in the oppression of excessively human sentimentalisms that simply do not exist or have any meaning here...
The chalices are already filled with the most damn bitter poisons of the desperation of this soured life in pure agony, so that we can toast with death the absolute end of this insignificant existence that only a few manage to embalm within themselves and to be eternally free from all. those hypocritical dogmas full of weak ideologies that rot this tormented humanity...
HELLISH DOOM WITH OBSCURE BLACK EMBALMED INTO A HEAVY MORBID DEATH...
EMBALSAMADO - "VASTA ESCURIDÃO"
Cassette + Inlay With Lyrics + Poster A4 with a limited edition of 150 copies /PRICE = 6,66 € + Shipping Costs
SIDE A 
01 - Intro
02 - A Máscara da Morte Escarlate
03 - Demônio    
04 - Seu Caixão    
SIDE B
05 - Insanamente Livre
06 - Vasta Escuridão
07 - Desespero Noturno
08 - Outro
This occult embalmed ritual was recorded and mixed by Bitch Hünter with Embalsamado in 2014 and properly buried in the graveyard to be exhumed now by Murder Records and properly released from the moldy coffins in 2020...
Embalsamado line-up:
Wolfer (Vocals)
Chaos (Guitar)
Inkubus (Bass)
Bitch Hünter (Drums)
Doktor Abuzzer (Keyboards)
https://embalsamado.bandcamp.com
https://murderrecords.bandcamp.com/album/vasta-escurid-o
Greetings brother of the underground! I'm C. China and I'm getting in touch to present my band OLD ABUSER.
Old Abuser was formed in early 2020 and has L. Zurk (vocals) and me C. China (guitar and drums). 
Two old veteran friends from the Metal scene who decided to join forces to celebrate their devotion to Metal, and under the name Old Abuser, we created and recorded some tracks with a simple, raw and primitive sound.
Inspired by bands like Venom, Warfare, Motorhead, Bulldozer, Hellhammer and many others always looking to make a simple, raw and direct sound.
Vociferating lyrics in Portuguese that speak of Metal, alcohol, blood, darkness, etc ...
With the first records completed, in a simple, raw and primitive way, we confirm the release of our debut tape with the support of the infamous record label Murder Records from Holland.
Here are three tracks that will be on our first tape:
1. Velhos Junkies
2. Noites Eternas
3. Heavy Metal Morte
The tape "APODRECENDO NOVAMENTE" will feature 7 tracks and will be available soon.
With the debut tape Old Abuser intends to affirm and strengthen its cult of underground Metal !!! C. China / Old Abuser
For more information and tape acquisition contact Murder Records
info@murder-records.com

  NEWS 30.5.2020

LONG DISTANCE CALLING erforschen die Beziehung von Mensch und künstlicher Intelligenz in neuem Video zu 'VOICES'
LONG DISTANCE CALLING, Deutschlands international erfolgreicher Instrumental-Rock-Act, hat kürzlich die Veröffentlichung des siebten Studioalbums "How Do We Want To Live?"für den 26. Juni 2020 angekündigt. 
Heute veröffentlicht die Band ein neues Video zum bemerkenswerten Track ‘Voices’, ein Kurzfilm, der die Beziehung zwischen Mensch und künstlicher Intelligenz erforscht. Das Video wurde von AVA Studio produziert.
Seht das Video hier: 
https://youtu.be/uWQQbQ9jqU4
Die Band über den neuen Song: 
„Das ist das Video zu unserer neuen Single 'VOICES'.
Der Song hat eine sehr meditative Atmosphäre und klingt wie ein Soundtrack von LDC.
Wie einige von euch vielleicht wissen, ist „How Do We Want To Live“ eine nachdenkliche und thematische Aufzeichnung, die sich mit dem Zusammenleben von Mensch und Maschine befasst.
Wir sind sehr stolz darauf, euch diesen Kurzfilm präsentieren zu können.
Wir denken, es ist bei weitem das bisher beste LDC-Video und es zeichnet die vielschichtige Geschichte der Beziehung zwischen Mensch und künstlicher Intelligenz nach!
Bitte schaut euch dieses Video genau an, teilt es mit euren Freunden und lasst uns an euren Gedanken und Kommentaren teilhaben!
Eine kleine Warnung am Ende: Das Video enthält einige explizite Stellen und ist daher NICHT für Kinder!
Peace & Love von LDC!“
www.longdistancecalling.de/
www.facebook.com/longdistancecalling

Vor VÖ ihres mit Spannung erwarteten neuen Albums “HOUSE OF NOISE”, das am 17. Juli 2020 über Earache erscheint, enthüllen die Rocker aus Lancaster, MASSIVE WAGONS, die Veröffentlichung ihrer zweiten Single “Bangin In Your Stereo”. Die Single wird von einem großartigen Stop-Motion-Lego-Video begleitet, das unter anderem MASSIVE WAGONS sowie Noddy Holder, Superman, Darth Vader, R2DT und den Genie von Aladdin zeigt.
Hier geht’s zum Video: https://youtu.be/00Sy9IYKtBg
Mit “Bangin In Your Stereo” haben MASSIVE WAGONS die perfekte Rocknummer geschaffen: In knapp drei Minuten bleibt der Song im Ohr und wächst mit jedem Hören weiter. Die Band findet die richtige Balance zwischen großem Refrain, eingängigen Riffs, kompliziertem Solo, ansteckendem Rhythmus und energischem Gesang.
Frontmann Barry Mills kommentiert: „”Bangin…” war einer der letzten Tracks, die wir für das Album geschrieben haben. Wir haben alle anderen Stücke bei den Proben regelmäßig durchgespielt und dann gemerkt, was dem Album fehlte. Es war dieser Song! Ein großer alter “ riffing rock n roller, big statement in your face kinda song”: laut, draufgängerisch, eingängig wie die Hölle und das in weniger als drei Minuten, haha. Es ist ein Party-Track, der live super funktioniert und wirklich Spaß macht. Ich liebe das Dual-Gitarren-Riff am Anfang, links, rechts, bum-zack, wie ein Boxer und dann BOOOM eins auf die Zwölf – K.O.!”
Nach dem Chartstürmer “Full Nelson”, der 2018 in Großbritannien in die Top-20 einstieg, ist “House Of Noise” das fünfte Studioalbum der Band und mit Abstand ihre bisher versierteste Arbeit. Die Platte vereint alle ansteckenden Elemente, die MASSIVE WAGONS bei Fans von Rock'n'Roll mit maximaler Kraft beliebt gemacht haben - ein raues, mitreißendes Gemeinschaftsgefühl, direkt aus dem Herzen kommende Texte und eine unwiderstehliche Kombination aus Popmelodie und street-smart Hooks. Das Album enthält zwölf Tracks, die vom hochoktanigen Opener “In It Together” über den hymnischen Titeltrack bis zum total albernen, aber urkomischen “The Curry Song” über die brütende Bedrohung von “Hero” und die bittersüße Klage von “Sad, Sad Song” variieren. Die gesamte Platte ist voller Persönlichkeit und Leidenschaft und klingt wie nichts anderes. MASSIVE WAGONS haben gerade noch eine Schippe draufgelegt... und noch mehr!
MASSIVE WAGONS freut sich auch, den Start von “Wagons World” bekannt zu geben: den “inner circle” der Band, ein Zusammenschluss erstklassiger Rock'n'Roller, die sich guten Zeiten widmen und eine Gemeinschaft schaffen, die sich um die Liebe zur Musik dreht. “Wagons World” ist Teil der Patreon-Plattform und ermöglicht es den Fans der Band, ein Patron zu werden und sie und ihre kreativen Ergebnisse zu unterstützen. Weitere Informationen gibt es auf - https://www.patreon.com/wagonsworld
MASSIVE WAGONS sind:
Barry 'Baz' Mills - Gesang
Adam Thistlethwaite – Gitarre
Stephen Holl – Gitarre
Alex Thistlethwaite – Schlagzeug
Adam 'Bowz' Bouskill - Bass
Tracklist
1. In It Together
2. Bangin In Your Stereo
3. House Of Noise
4. Freak City
5. Hero
6. Professional Creep
7. Pressure
8. The Curry Song
9. Glorious
10. Sad, Sad Song
11. Hallescrewya
12. Matter Of Time
Das neue Album “House Of Noise” wird am 17. Juli 2020 über Earache Records veröffentlicht.
Album vorbestellen:
www.earache.com/wagons
https://www.patreon.com/wagonsworld
www.massivewagons.com
www.facebook.com/MassiveWagons
CONDEMNED TO DREAM - "BLACK EMERALD COLD"
Label :
Ancient Mythos Entertainment
Country: US
Genre: Death Metal
Line-Up:
Mark Coglan (rhythm guitar, lead guitar, bass guitar)
Mara Lisenko (vocals)
João Miguel (lead guitar)
Jonas Schütz (drums)
Condemned to Dream began in the winter of 2017 as a recording project by Mark Coglan (ex-Mythiasin). Realizing the potential of something truly remarkable, Mark enlisted the services of Jonas Schütz (Diësis, Eraserhead, Sapiency) to come in and play drums for the project in the fall of 2018. A demo of the debut album Lunacy and Clarity soon followed, however, Coglan envisioned something much more. Mara Lisenko (MARA, Karmafree and Ocularis Infernum), winner of Best Vocalist at the 2018 Latvian Metal Awards, stepped up to handle the vocals. A lead guitarist was found in João Miguel (Enblood) and the newly filled out band recorded and released Black Emerald Cold, the follow to the first album, Lunacy and Clarity.
https://www.facebook.com/Condemned-to-Dream-402501210587467/
www.AncientMythos.com
https://condemnedtodream.bandcamp.com/releases
Victoria (BC) - Dynamic Canadian extremists TORREFY have released a lyric video for "GFYD," a track from the band's forthcoming album LIFE IS BAD. Get in on the action at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cEG7SYEjdnQ
Black Speed Death Thrash! That's what Canada's Torrefy offer on forthcoming album Life is Bad, set to be self-released on July 1.
The official video for the album's first single, the aptly titled album-closer "Plague of Empires," is available at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qO3jP4KoL
Purchase/stream "Plague of Empires"  https://torrefy.bandcamp.com/track/plague-of-empires
Torrefy issued the following statement concerning Life is Bad and the progression of the band's sound since the release of 2016 progressive thrash album The Infinity Complex:
"Life is Bad is not a departure for Torrefy. Rather, it is a continuation of the journey to becoming the band that Torrefy was meant to be. Torrefy's previous work lay more in the realm of Thrash metal, albeit not traditional Thrash due to our leanings towards a more progressive sound and a blending of influences ranging from Thrash metal to Death metal, Black metal, Classic rock, and Punk to name a few. Our new record is another step towards creating a sound that we refer to as ‘Black Speed Death Thrash’. We feel that this album will showcase the band's improvement in songwriting, vocal delivery, instrumentation, and production.  
Life is Bad is not a concept album like our previous album The Infinity Complex. Instead, as the album title indicates, it is thematically geared towards the fact that life is pretty brutal. The songs are emotionally charged and full of diverse themes including an awareness of one's inescapable mortality, humanity's unending greed and the desire for conquest and their refusal to learn from their past, to being overrun by a swarm of other worldly, bloodthirsty insects, and being caught in a machine that is perpetually killing you and keeping you alive at the same time.
We think that this album is the best and most true representation of the Torrefy sound. We hope that you dig it!"
Life is Bad was produced by Torrefy and Gustavo Valderama. The album was recorded by Gustavo Valderama and Electric Flow Studios in Victoria BC Canada. The album was mixed by Felipe Gonzales and Gustavo Valderama at Umbral Studios in Caldas Colombia and Electric Flow Studios in Vancouver BC Canada. Life is Bad was mastered by Joel Grind of Toxic Holocaust. 
The virtual booklet for Life is Bad is available at https://www.flipsnack.com/lifeisbad/torrefy-life-is-bad-booklet.html
"A thrash-tinged speed metal fest, with Ferguson's electric ridden screams howling all throughout. The tracks are expansive, with varying time signatures, explosive riffs and soaring melodic passages." (8.5/10) - Wicked Metal Review
Track List
1. Sarcophony
2. Eye of the Swarm
3. Outrun By Wolves
4. GFYD
5. Arborequiem
6. The Thin Line
7. Cells
8. Torrn Apart By Machinery
9. Plague of Empires
Line-up
Adam Henry (Lead Guitar)
Ben Gerencser (Rhythm Guitar)
Simon Smith (Bass)
Daniel Laughy (Drums)
John Ferguson (Vocals)
https://www.facebook.com/Torrefy/
Legendary Finnish Deathmetallers PURTENANCE, have just released a lyric-video of the the song "Under the Pyre of Enlightenment" as a 2nd advance single of their upcoming 4th album "BURIED INCARNATION", which will be released in June 23rd, 2020 through Xtreem Music on CD, 12"LP & Cassette formats.
PURTENANCE returns to the fore with their fourth album after their 2017 EP "Paradox of Existence" where they did it as a quintet and since then they have returned to be a quartet with the incorporation of Aabeg Gautam (from the Nepalese DYING OUT FLAME) on bass and vocals. "Buried Incarnation" is an opus with 9 cuts that continue their already traditional style of heavy Death Metal from the old Finnish school for what they are known since their formation in 1989. The cover art has been made, once again, by Chris Moyen who has been in charge of every of their cover artworks since their classic debut album from '92 "Member of Immortal Damnation"Tracklist :
1. Into the Arctic Gloom
2. Shrouded Vision of Afterlife
3. Under the Pyre of Enlightenment 
4. The Malicious Moon
5. Lifeless Profoundity
6. Deathbed Confession
7. Wrapped in Lamentation
8. Dark Womb of Nothingness
9. Burial Secrecy
Release date for "Buried Incarnation" will be June 23rd, 2020 through Xtreem Music on CD,12"LP & Cassette formats. You can visit PURTENANCE's official site here:
www.facebook.com/Purtenance
European metal outfit INFAMOUS PARIAH are gearing up to release their debut album - MARTYR MESSIAH.
INFAMOUS PARIAH was formed in May 2020 in the chillier climes of Western Europe. Their only goal after forming was to write and record an album heavily inspired by the first wave of black metal titans.
"First wave black metal is a very special sub-genre of heavy metal" frontman King Queensbane remarks. "Sonically it was something very new, yet very familiar to underground metal fans. Riffs and songwriting were dark and grim, but you still had hints of old school speed metal and rock and roll making their way into the sound. Second wave black metal may be where "true" black metal took off, but the first wave had Bathory, Venom, Sodom, Hellhammer, and Mercyful Fate - and I don't know about you, but I still listen to those bands every day! *Laughs*"
And thusly MARTYR MESSIAH was born. The album features morbid guitar riffs, haunting vocals, and song structures that will make you dizzy. Equal parts Hellhammer, Bathory, and Mercyful Fate, INFAMOUS PARIAH wear their influences on their sleeves.
MARTYR MESSIAH drops on the 1st of June on Bandcamp and will be streamable worldwide on Spotify, Deezer, and many other streaming services.
https://palelightrecordings.bandcamp.com/album/martyr-messiah
Denver, USA’s PILE OF PRIESTS' self-titled album is now available as of May 22nd via Extreme Metal Music, a subsidiary of Italy’s Rockshots Records. For the album's release day, the band has unleashed a new lyric video for their track 'Conjunction of Souls' featuring guest vocals from Adrienne Cowan (Seven Spires).
For fans of : Death, Edge of Sanity, Pestilence
About:
Pile of Priests formed in October of 2009 in Denver, Colorado as a three-piece death/thrash metal band, and later developed more of a progressive death metal approach. Led by guitarist, vocalist, and composer Evan Salvador; the band focuses its lyrical themes on the heinous hypocrisies of organized religion and the eternal struggles of the human condition. The band has independently released one full-length album and two EPs, which they have toured for around the Western and Midwestern United States. Pile of Priests’ self-titled sophomore album will be released on May 22nd, 2020 on Extreme Metal Music (Rockshots Records).
Track Listing:
1. Intro (1:28)
2. The Aversion (3:28)
3. Death of The Paragon (6:09)
4. Exile Unto Divination (5:17)
5. Conjunction of Souls (5:06)
6. The Threshold (2:22)
7. Deus Delenda Est (6:05)
8. Bloodstained Citadel (4:24)
9. The Restitution (8:36)
Album Length: 42:59
The band adds:
"Another go-getter track, fast and beefy riffs. Here we see Adrienne Cowan’s guest female vocals show up for the first time, and alongside Evan’s vocalist in the chorus. This track is to the point and guaranteed to give you the stank face."
Dark and melodic, the progressive death metal album is a huge milestone for the band as it encompasses the style they have been striving to portray for a long time. The conceptual album takes place centuries ago in a fictional universe, not unlike our own. The story is about an exiled prince who seeks to end the reign of his deranged father. 
Meant to be listened from front to back with each song leading into the next, the band shares their expected reaction of the album:
“We believe fans will be surprised by certain elements of this record but ultimately very satisfied. There is something for everyone in this one; powerhouse vocals, sinister riffing, silky solos, harmonies to make your hair stand up, and some beautiful melodic passages.”
“Pile of Priests” album order at the following links:
CD
 https://bit.ly/PileOfPriests_CD 
Digital:
 https://smarturl.it/PileOfPriests
In additional news, the band will be hosting a live listening party of the new self-titled album via their Twitch channel on Tuesday, May 26th at 11AM MT. Full details can be found
https://www.facebook.com/events/1109807596050728/
http://www.rockshots.eu/
https://www.facebook.com/pileofpriests
Hi, Chris and Paul from Imperative PR here and today we are proud to present the latest release from MSH Music Group - BLACK FALCON'S - EGO MORTEM MACHINA!
As the black sky slowly shifts its demeanour to deep purples, a cosmic painter adding gradually brighter shades and hues to their palette, the barren mountains seem to grow darker in contrast, holding on to the night. Then that first gleam of impossible brightness rimes the jagged peaks in soft, molten gold, before dawn breaks in a heart lifting explosion of light, hope, new beginnings...and riffs!
We’ve been living in even darker times than usual of late, with the shadow of the coronavirus looming over all. Gigs have ground to a halt and a new festival posts a regretful cancellation every day. Bands are scattered, with members confined to their homes and there’s an air of despondency permeating the music industry as a whole. However, some bands are refusing to be brought low; some bands are facing the challenges head on and fighting to bring that morning light over the horizon. Riff masters Black Falcon have, against all odds, recorded a brand new EP completely in isolation – Ego Mortem Machina. Each band member recorded their parts at home before e-mailing them to bassist Liam Hunter who applied the mixing and mastering finish. The results are raw, riotous and full of hope and defiant spirit – a fitting follow up to their successful debut album Turn Around And Face The Sun. Since their 2015 inception Black Falcon have been riding their colossal wave of groove and power around the country, playing glorious sets with the likes of L.A.Guns and Puddle Of Mudd and crowning their 2019 with a triumphant show at Bloodstock Open Air. They may be constrained by the chains of lockdown now, but that’s not going to stop them bringing the joy of the riff to their fans – from the emerging of the light that is ‘Hawkmoon’ through the celebration of music that is ‘Credit To Play’ to ‘Neon’, the setting of the sun, this is one party that you’re all invited to.
To accompany Ego Mortem Machina Black Falcon have also produced a video for the EP’s anthemic title track, featuring friends and fans of the band singing along in isolation. It captures the Black Falcon spirit perfectly; the spirit of a band whose music is a shared experience, who keep their fans close. Out on May 26th through rising UK label, MSH Music Group, Ego Mortem Machina is a celebration of good times past and a promise of even better times to come.
https://www.facebook.com/blackfalconband/
https://www.mshmusicgroup.com/
MUTANT DISEASE - "CHAOS EMPEROR"
Label : Self-released
Genre : Thrash Metal/Doom Metal from US
Line-up:
Aaron Byrd
Mutant Disease is one man's epic quest to single-handedly create a new sonic paradigm by appealing to all the greatness of The Old Metal Titans while embracing the strengths of the modern mastersSince 2010, the metallic edge of Mutant Disease has been carefully honed to a fine point. Imbued with arcane might, the lone metal warrior rides out; armed and dangerous, ready to rock the world.."Chaos Emperor" may be understood as an experimental/transitional work. This release takes a more raw and heavy approach to metal and owes heavily to the doomed and dreary masters such as Black Sabbath, Cirith Ungol and Pentagram. The goal was to take that sound and figure out how to merge it with thrash metal, in order to be able to sound like an 80s record without being cliche or derivative.
https://www.facebook.com/mutantdisease
VESICARUM  - “REIGN OF TERROR”
Vesicarum are a visceral five-piece death metal band from Kent, UK, bursting at the seams with brutal energy - featuring frantic, technical riffing; topped off with frontman Glynn Neve’s signature vocal style. 
The band was originally created in 2016 as a solo project by Glynn, growing in early 2018 to include guitarists Martin Shipton and James Thompson, bassist Orla Blue Reed and drummer Donal McGee. 
The name, ‘Vesicarum’ - meaning ‘to fester’, in Latin is an ode to the sinister nature of the band’s music and lyrical content. Featuring darker subjects including serial killers and The Ankou (The Graveyard Watcher), the central lyrical theme is hatred - the band describe their music as “an adrenaline rush that is a great escape from the stresses and strains of life.” 
2020 sees the release of Vesicarum’s savage debut EP, Reign Of Terror - featuring lead single, The Sick And The Depraved. 
https://www.facebook.com/vesicarum
VALIDOR – “Stealer Of Souls” from album “IN BLOOD IN BATTLE”, by Symmetric Records.Bob Katsionis’ Symmetric Records proudly presents the return of an underground cult legend: VALIDOR!
Having already released three studio albums: “In Blood In Battle” (2011), “Dawn Of The Avenger” (2012) and “Hail To Fire” (2016) and while recording their fourth one, the band decided to give justice to their debut which was produced on a limited budget back in 2009, by re-recording all drum, bass, and rhythm guitar parts, still keeping the original vocals and guitar solos intact to preserve the raw energy of the original.
The epic storytelling of bands like Virgin Steele and the raw power of Manowar is here combined with the galloping guitars of Iced Earth, the Dorian melodies of Running Wild and Blind Guardian, and even some thrash and speed metal passages to form the truly unique sound of VALIDOR!
This re-issue of their debut “In Blood In Battle” is not going to be available through any streaming service (like Spotify or iTunes etc.) and can only be ordered directly from Symmetric Records’ Bandcamp website in digital or physical form on a Deluxe Digipak with an 8-page booklet here:
All Music & Lyrics by Odi Thunderer
Line Up:
Odi Thunderer: Vocals, Guitar
Bob Katsionis: Lead Guitar, Bass, Keyboards
Apollo Giannoulis: Drums & Classical Percussion
Credits:
Produced and mixed by Bob Katsionis
Recorded Jan-Feb 2020 at Sound Symmetry Studio, Athens, GR
Mastered by Nasos Nomikos at VU Productions, Piraeus, GR
Artwork by Kostas Tsiakos
Logo by Odi Thunderer
Originally released in 2011 by Eat Metal Records
In this album including the song “Stealer Of Souls”.
Watch Official lyric video here   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nEK1f7nqzeA
https://www.facebook.com/validor.gr/
https://validor.bandcamp.com/
https://www.facebook.com/symmetricrecords/
GATES OF SLUMBER - "LIVE AT TEMPE ARIZONA"
Genre :
Doom Metal from US
"2011 was a very good year for The Gates of Slumber, we had come off a run of great shows with Cathedral  and the amazing experience of recording The Wretch in London with Jaime Gomez in December of 2010, and we were fresh off touring with Place of Skulls and our headliner set at Roadburn when we got the call that Orange Goblin was wanting us to support them as they tried to get a full US tour in 13 days… 13 grizzly days where we had no air conditioning in the van as we trekked across the deep south… the realities of touring in the US vs Europe were laid bare on this one, there was the infamous decided lack of everything that we were dealing with as we confronted blown out tires, a lack of sleep, a lack of food and mostly a lack of time. 
By the time we had reached The Clubhouse in Tempe we were beyond exhausted and yet somehow we had one of the best sets of this era of the band.  Maybe it was the cheap speed…. The world may never know. 
Arizona had always been strangely good to us, maybe being baked by the sun like that has had an effect on the locals as to make them prone to picking up what we were putting down.  Maybe it’s the fact that drinks needed to be kept back by the bar, I don’t know.  But I do know that the sound man had the common decency to not try and fix the sound by adding high end to the guitar in the mix.  All too often they try to do that and it ruins it.  It’s supposed to sound like that, no it’s not broken.  Set it, and go get a drink…. Which is what the dear man did.  He missed The Scovrge ov Drvnkeness in fact and barely hit record in time for Bastards Born.  The rest is what you hear, warts and all….
In the years since I’ve often looked back on this tour and time (with literal tears in my eyes… Ough)  It was a great time with good friends, who I miss very much.   I hope you enjoy."
https://www.facebook.com/thegatesofslumber
Hailing from India, HEATHEN BEAST is an anonymous metal band that has just shared a mysterious video featuring lots of static and snippets from news reports related to the recent and controversial Citizenship Amendment Act, which provides a path to Indian citizenship for illegal migrants of Hindu, Sikh, Buddhist, Jain, Parsi, and Christian religious minorities, who had fled persecution from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan before December 2014, being the first time religion has been overtly used as a criterion for citizenship under Indian law.
"THE REVOLUTION WILL NOT BE TELEVISED BUT IT WILL BE HEARD" is set to be released on June 21st, 2020.
Tracklist: 
1. Fuck C.A.A
2. Fuck N.P.R & N.R.C
3. Fuck Modi-Shah
4. Fuck The B.J.P
5. Fuck Your Self Proclaimed Godmen
6. Fuck Your Police Brutality
7. Fuck The R.S.S
8. Fuck You Godi Media
9. Fuck Your Whatsapp University
10. Fuck Your Hindu Rashtra
11. Fuck The Economy (Modi Already Has)
12. Fuck The Congress
Release Date: 21st June 2020
https://www.facebook.com/HeathenBeast
MY FUNERAL - "GRAVEBLASTER"
Label : Self-Released
Country: Finland
Genre: Thrash Metal
Line-up:
Ilkka Sepponen - Bass and Vocals
Joonas Kiviniemi - Guitars
Carlos Correa - Guitars
Tomi Louhesto - Drums
MY FUNERAL is a fourpiece crossover thrash metal outfit from Helsinki, although originally from Jyväskylä, Finland. My Funeral represents the new, more extreme, wave of thrash metal, where old school thrash elements blend with crossover, hardcore and groove metal. My Funeral has released three full-length albums, two EP’s and toured Finland and Europe extensively.
In 2019 My Funeral reached the finals of the Finnish band contest ”Tuska-Torstai”, and received rave reviews from thrash legends Janne Joutsenniemi (Stone, Suburban Tribe), Janne Hyrkäs (Mokoma) as well as Laura Vähähyyppä, program host at the Finnish radio channel ”Radio Rock” and Tuska Metal Festival organizer Jouni Markkanen.
Last May My Funeral entered the studio and recorded their new EP, named ”Graveblaster”. Graveblaster represents My Funeral’s new sound, with dark, heavy riffs and crushing, versatile sounds. Thematically the EP deals with secluded paths in life and darker sides of the mind, taking influence from bands such as Hatebreed, Pantera and Motörhead.
https://www.facebook.com/funeralterror/
Saarni Records has released ASTRAL SLEEP’S new album ASTRAL DOOM MUSICK on 22nd May 2020.
Spotify:  https://open.spotify.com/album/2QmxH3ZPDJpKothXH4Y6xn?si=TKzC0PBwR1KkgQCZh64eBw
Youtube:  https://youtu.be/hkTg-EaYRcM
The album is the band’s 3rd full-length album, following the previous full-length Visions (2012), and intervening EP Subconsciousnesslesskoe (2015). In many ways, Astral Doom Musick is an offspring to these previous works, combining the highly detailed pristiveness and massiveness of Visions’ epic death doom with the more experimental aspects of Subconsciousnesslesskoe’s psychedelic doom jams.
The album consists of four massive songs and 44 minutes of experimental doom metal on detailed, organic and powerful audio track. The songs are accompanied by ornamental artwork and board game in the 12” gatefold vinyl edition.
Astral Doom Musick – the board game delivers the full album experience, independently or in unity with the vinyl album. The compined entity offers an in-depth experience of the album’s mythological world.
Game tells the album narrative through a 12-page game book, and lets the players experience the story in an interactive old-school fun way. The game is playable solo, or with multiple players, and requires minimal preparations.
Astral Sleep is an Experimental Doom Metal band founded in 2004. Over the course of its production, the band has become acknowledged for a cross-disciplinary approach that aims at narrating variable states of mind and spirit. Astral Doom Musick is the group's definitive creation that sets the frames for the artistic vision, entailing musical, visual and narrative aspects. The album in its entirety is like life itself—beautiful yet horrid, complex and multi-layered, ever-changing and in constant movement.
https://www.musicglue.com/saarnirecords/products/astral-sleep-astral-doom-musick-vinyl
https://astralsleep.bandcamp.com/
https://www.astralsleep.net/
https://www.facebook.com/astralsleepdoom/
Dear Friends in the Press and Media worldwide, We're honored the announce that Iconic Finnish duo CONVOCATION has joined the Sentient Ruin family to release their staggering sophomore LP "ASHES COALESCE" on vinyl in North America (with Everlasting Spew Records handling the release in Europe), a colossal dirge of soul-crushing funeral/death doom standing high as one of the most accomplished expressions in the genre this year.
Following in the footsteps of works by bands like Evoken, Asunder, Thergothon, Skepticism, and Tyranny,"Ashes Coalesce” is a monumental sonic devourment where slow-moving atmospheric death metal and void-sculpting extreme doom collide to signal the onset of oblivion and resound one of the most lightless and soul-consuming expressions of sonic abandon the genre has seen in the latter part of this decade. Like a massive maelstrom slowly circling a lightless void, the colossal album assumes form through a slow-moving morass of telluric drums, crushing guitars and bass, and guttural spectral vocals emanating from beyond a veil, that suck all light out of their surroundings and slowly encircle the listener immersing them into a suffocating abyss of levitating agony and inescapable hopelessness. Within the churning mass of oppressive distortion and hallucinogenic soundscapes lies a connective tissue of strings, synths, organs, and orchestrations that thread the listener's demise as the suffocating atmospheres condense and crawl to a climax, assuming a sense of inescapability and multidimensionality that ultimately surround and crush the listener into forty minutes of awe-inducing sonic immensity that deceive thee senses and defy logic.
Iconic metal blog Toilet Ov Hell has premiered the track “The Absence of Grief” from the release, stating that “‘Ashes Coalesce’ is comprised of four enormous tracks, each offering a unique atmosphere imbued with all manner of melancholic melody, malevolent murk, and monstrous moods. The exact kind of feeling you want from your funeral doom“ - you can checkout their feature and listen to the track
 
https://toiletovhell.com/premiere-convocation-the-absence-of-grief/
Finnish Valkeakoski-based death metal band DEATHING released their debut EP ALL HAIL THE DECAY on May 22nd 2020 via Inverse Records. To celebrate the release they also made a new video for track Dead World Alive
Watch new Dead World Alive video: https://youtu.be/n9VN24uGtQA
Vocalist/guitarist Marko Mäkinen comments:
"The buzz surrounding the EP has been hugely positive and we have been conveying the energy from it to producing new & even more awesome riffs for future material. Huge thanks goes to our mixing wizard Olli Paajanen, who worked amazing tones to support our songs!
The third single from the EP "Dead World Alive" is lyrically from Mikko's pen and it is heavily influenced by Hugh Howey's "Silo" book trilogy. The song is a story of dystopic society in isolation, where the new generation starts to question the official truths from the ones in charge."
Watch earlier released music video Crash & Burn: https://youtu.be/yjz_o9-gSvY
Biography:
Spring 2014: The building blocks of Deathing were taken from the ruins of band Ruindom when former bass player Marko Mäkinen dug up his guitar and started bombarding drummer Mikko Kivimäki with riff ideas. He took the bait. Rami Vartiainen soon joined the fold to fill up the bass frequencies and Mika Lehtinen took up the second guitar.
Fast forward to 2019. The spark finally ignites the full flames when recording the drums for the debut EP release as the material showed great promise. After Lehtinen departs due to lack of time, good friend Aleksi Tossavainen takes up the seven string duties and Deathing is complete in its current form
We have never intended to reinvent the wheel of death metal or to please everyone. We create our music with our own terms because we love it that way and we really think we can reach same-minded people with our debut release. A lot of our influences are from 80’s and 90’s, but we like to be mobile and not get fortified in one place or decade.
Track list:
1. Kings of Terror
2. Crash & Burn
3. Dead World Alive
4. Sickness
5. Blinded By Fear (At The Gates cover)
Cover art by: Marko Mäkinen / EP picture by Felix Van Lantschoot 
Line-up:
Marko Mäkinen: vocals & guitars
Mikko Kivimäki: drums
Rami Vartiainen: bass
Aleksi Tossavainen: guitars
https://www.facebook.com/DeathingOfficial
https://deathing.bandcamp.com
Repulsive, dirty, evil. That's one way to describe the sadistic black metal act MORDHELL from the Polish town of Poznań. They are returning after a 10-year hiatus with their third full-length album entitled "GRAVEYARD FUCK". 
Ahead of the album's release on 6 June 2020, the band are unleashing the first single, "Fed to pigs": https://youtu.be/aSh0Wk1ZnSE
Recorded with a refreshed line-up and a new vocalist, the album remains faithful to Mordhell's style. The music on "Graveyard Fuck" is archaic black metal without add-ons, fireworks, virtuosity and a beautiful sound. What dominates in this material is the stench of a graveyard, punk primitivism, dirt and an old-school atmosphere dating all the way back to the 80s. With the addition of the obligatory corpsepaint, of course. 
"Graveyard Fuck" will be released via Pagan Records on CD, LP and digital formats. Cassette versions will be available via Total War. Pre-orders will be available from 26 May. 
Track list:
1. Mandatory killing 
2. Nekrodesekration
3. Cum dumpster 
4. Plastic scum 
5. Rotten cunt adoration 
6. Burned to the ground 
7. Headless dreams 
8. Last punishment
9. Splitted skull confessions 
10. Fed to pigs 
11. Toothless bitch 
12. Cursed to walk this Earth 
13. Morbid orgy
https://www.facebook.com/mordhell
https://www.facebook.com/paganrecords
It's great to come across new bands that are redefining what death metal is all about - just when I thought I'd heard it all, I come across Atræ Bilis and they managed to surprise me with their constantly changing mix of different death metal styles. This is for fans of dissonant, brutal and technical death metal while not adhering to any particular one for too long. Perhaps just one song wouldn't suffice to understand their sound but we're leading with the song we used for our label sampler, Ectopian, which you can listen to on Band camp and YouTube, while another official video comes out via No Clean Singing later in the day.
ATRÆ BILIS  -  “DIVINIHILITY” 
Genre - Death Metal
Release Date - August 14th, 2020
Record Label - Transcending Obscurity Records
For fans of - Gorguts, Atheist, Suffocation, Depravity, Morbid Angel, Dying Fetus, Death, Ulcerate
Atræ Bilis from Canada are ingesting the best elements of all the styles of death metal and spewing forth an amalgam that turns the genre inside out. There is no template for their kind of music. It's wildly unpredictable but remains coherent and catchy despite it all. It has traces of technical death, brutal death, dark death and even dissonant death, with a tinge of melody and atmosphere to top things off. This is an intense shapeshifter of an album that remains engrossing from start to finish, without losing the core sound and aesthetics. The album feels like an exercise in what's great about the genre without adhering to a particular style for too long and thereby sidestepping its trappings too. 'Divinihility' will mark a new chapter in engaging, furious, forward-thinking death metal that sets the tone for other similar-minded bands on the label such as 
DepravityCutterred Flesh, Replicant  and more.
Band lineup
Brendam Campbell - Bass
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