NEWS 14.1.2018

                                                                                                        
Heute nur mal ganz kurz und knapp .Am Wochenende schon mal wieder den Arsch hochgekriegt und der METAL NIGHT -"LET'S BEGIN 2018 IN A BRUTAL WAY!" in Magdeburg nen Besuch abgestattet .Wer ne coole Angelegenheit .In der nächsten Ausgabe gibts darüber dann natürlich nen kleinen Livebericht .Fettes thanks an der Stelle auf jeden Fall erst mal an Siggie von TORTURIZED für den Gästelisteneintrag und Mone + Heiko für die Übernachtungsmöglichkeit + Vollversorgung . Logischer Weise ist dann leider die Schreiberei etwas auf der Strecke geblieben ,da einem der Abend halt doch mittlerweile etwas länger in den Knochen steckt .Man ist halt nicht mehr der Jüngste - grins .Die aktuelle FU Printausgabe läuft ganz gut ,wobei aber immer noch genügend Exemplare da sind ,die darauf warten ,von Euch geordert zu werden . Also ran und laßt Euch nicht hängen !!!!
LAS CASAS VIEJAS – “ goul/H”
Genre: Post Metal / Black Metal
Label: Alerta Antifascista Records
Erst in diesem Jahr gegründet, sind LAS CASAS VIEJAS schon 2017 einer der Geheimtipps unter den Newcomern. Das Sextett aus Deutschland und Österreich setzt auf ihrem Debütalbum auf eine anspruchsvolle, nicht einfach in Schubladen einzuordnende Mixtur: Post Metal und Post Rock, Black Metal, Sludge und Doom Metal vereint die Band zu einer von der Atmosphäre lebenden Klanglandschaft. Konzeptuell stellt „goule/H“ sogenannte Nicht-Orte gegenüber – nicht ausschließlich im anthropologischen Sinne nach Marc Auge. Viel mehr geht es LAS CASAS VIEJAS um die konstruierten urbanen Räume, als Moloch oder Industriestandpunkt, in denen es größtenteils um Produktion und Konsum geht. Als Gegenpol wird auf „goule/H“ die Natur gestellt, die als Projektionsfläche und Sehnsuchtsort in einem kapitalistisch geprägten System beschrieben wird. 
Musikalisch zeichnen LAS CASAS VIEJAS innerhalb ihres Klangbildes eine von Trostlosigkeit geprägte, erdrückende Stimmung, die immer wieder durch wohldosierte Melodien durchbrochen wird. Das Konzept geht auf und der Hörer pendelt zwischen den Extremen, aus zermürbendem Grau hin zur farbenfrohen, erhabenen Schönheit – ein Album zwischen erschütternder Resignation und tröstlichen, sehnsuchtsvollen Momenten. Dabei zeigen die sechs Musiker_innen, dass sie sich von genrespezifischen Grenzen weitestgehend fernhalten und der Kunst Raum zur Entfaltung bieten.
„goule/H“ kann ab sofort vorbestellt werden:  http://doomrock.com/Musik/LP/Las-Casas-Viejas-Goule-H-2xLP-2-Versionen::1554.html 
Weitere Infos:  http://www.no-pasaran.org/ 
BRONSON A.D. präsentieren das Musikvideo zu „Horrortrip“ von ihrem am 02. Februar 2018 erscheinenden Album „WARPATH“. Nach zwei EP’s und einigen Sampler-Beiträgen ist es für Bronson A.D. an der Zeit ihren aggressiven Mix aus Thrash Metal und Hardcore auf ein Full-Lengh-Album zu packen. Ihr stark vom Thrash Metal der 90er Jahre und vom NYHC beeinflusster Sound lässt Headbanger sowie Mosh-Kids gleichermaßen den Pit aufmischen. Produziert und aufgenommen haben sie ihr Album „WARPATH“ im Desert Inn Studio, in dem auch „Milking the Goatmachine“ und „Lay Down Rotten“ ihre Alben produzieren. „WARPATH“ ist nicht nur der Albumtitel, sondern auch das Konzept der Platte. Bronson A.D. gehen mit allem, was ihr Blut zum Kochen bringt, hart ins Gericht! Nazis, gesellschaftlicher Zwang, Missbrauch und die allgemeine Schuld am Elend anderer sind nur einige der Themen gegen die sie auf dem Kriegspfad sind. Das Artwork kommt von „Rough Shot Productions“, die bereits mit Hessaja, Bloodspot, Plaquebourne u.a. zusammen gearbeitet haben. Zehn Tracks, die ihr euch zulegen solltet, wenn das Album im Februar 2018 erscheint. Für Fans von MERAUDER, CRO-MAGS, RYKER'S, NAILBOMB
Watch the VIDEO “HORRORTRIP”:  http://bit.ly/2CS2UTC
Bastardized Shop:  http://bit.ly/2CLrm8k
Bronson A.D   https://www.facebook.com/bronsonafterdeath
Das neue Jahr ist zwar noch jung - aber es wird auf jeden Fall laut: THE LEGION:GHOST melden sich im März mit ihrem neuen Album 'WITH COURAGE OF DESPAIR' zurück!
Die fünf Rheinländer sind DIE Durchstarter der deutschen Modern Metal Szene und haben sich seit 2015 mit vielen schweißtreibend-wilden Shows (u.a. an der Seite von Größen wie Hatesphere), ihrem 2016er-Albumdebüt '...TWO FOR ETERNITY', zwei Singlereleases und einer riesigen Portion Herzblut, Charme und Energie ihren Platz in den Herzen einer landesweit stetig wachsenden Fanbase erspielt.
Mit 'WITH COURAGE OF DESPAIR' erscheint das zweite Studioalbum von THE LEGION:GHOST am 16.03.2018 (VÖ) exklusiv bei NOIZGATE Records.
Klar im Fokus des neuen Albums liegen Groove, Melodie, Härte - und viel Abwechslung: Komplexe Arrangements, mächtige Riffs, kraftvoll groovende Drums und bittersüße Melodien prägen die 12 Tracks auf 'WITH COURAFE OF DESPAIR'. Mit irren Blasts, Staccato-Gitarren und vielschichtigen Vokalharmonien fallen die Songs dabei insgesamt noch verspielter und dynamischer aus - und klingen doch durch und durch nach THE LEGION:GHOST. Die fünf Rheinländer haben ihren Sound gefunden: So klingt Metal im 21. Jahrhundert!
Beste Grüße aus Bielefeld und (wenn auch etwas verspätetet) ein frohes neues Jahr, Eure Annelen
NOIZGATE Records  Ein Label der NUVINCI GmbH  Sudbrackstraße 17  33611 Bielefeld  Germany
Kurz vor Start der Persistence Tour erscheint von den niederländischen Hardcore-Helden BORN FROM PAIN ein neues Video, hier könnt ihr euch "Rebirth" anschauen:  https://youtu.be/3Mcu3URtWKs
Mitte des Jahres folgt ein neues Album, aber erstmal kann man die Band ab dem 18.01. live erleben:
18.01. DE Berlin, Astra Kulturhaus
19.01. NL Utrecht, Tivoli Ronda
20.01. DE Dresden, Eventwerk
21.01. DE Munich, Backstage
22.01. CH Zurich, Komplex
23.01. DE Wiesbaden, Schlachthof
24.01. CZ Brno, Sono
25.01. DE Lichtenfels, Stadthalle
26.01. B Torhout, De Mast
27.01. DE Oberhausen, Turbinenhalle
28.01. UK London, O2 Forum Kentish Town
Gordeon Music  Zelterstraße 8  10439 Berlin   info@gordeonmusic.de
EAT MY BODY aus Essen mitten im Ruhrpott schlachten seit 2006 Trommelfelle. Dem Oldschool Death Metal verfallen, widmen sie sich der lautmalerischen Darstellung allerlei absurder Ideen und wahren dabei liebgewonnene Traditionen. Mittlerweile haben Eat My Body es geschafft, ihren musikalischen Faustschlag ins Gesicht mehrfach auf die Bühne zu bringen und sind auch weiterhin auf der Suche nach Auftrittsmöglichkeiten, die in Schutt und Asche gelegt werden wollen. 2007 hatten sich Eat My Body im Studio verschanzt, um die erste Demo auf CD zu kratzen. „GORE-BQ“ heißt der Silberling mit dem Eat My Body zeigen, dass der Untergrund nach wie vor laut und untot ist.
Mit ftwctp Records veröffentlichen Eat My Body jetzt ein weiteres krachgewordenes Gemälde.
„God Is Not An Option“, so der Titel der exklusiven 7“, dazu die immerwährende „Kill my, fuck me, Eat My Body“-Ansage. Bluttriefend hämmern so zwei komplett neue und exklusiv auf Vinyl veröffentlichte Old-School-Death-Hassbrocken aus den Vinylrillen und lassen ganz goreified die Ohren bluten:
Side A:
God Is Not An Option
Side B:
Sweat And Blood
exclusive 7“ - ftwctp Records 009
lim. 400 black (6 Euro per item plus postage)
lim. 50 transparent red (6 Euro per item plus postage)
lim. 50 „blood pack“ transparent red in an noble can, artwork patch with red border, buttons, sticker and bloody packaging (12 Euro per item plus postage)
Artwork by Marc Niederhagemann (ArtWars-Mediadesign)
produced, recorded and mixed by Cornelius "Corny" Rambadt (Rambado Recordings)
mastered by Dennis Koehne
Release: 22. Januar 2018
order and preorders:
 https://ftwctp.de/shop.html
Eat My Body on Facebook
LOUDNESS veröffentlichen neuen Song „I’m Still Alive“!  Ab sofort ist der Track auf allen Streaming-Plattformen sowie als Instant Grat für digitale Vorbestellungen verfügbar.  Passend dazu gibt es auch einen offiziellen Song-Stream als Video: https://youtu.be/kjYT69Ebj0s
Bereits seit ihrer Gründung 1981 gelten LOUDNESS als die Vorreiter der japanischen Heavy Metal-Szene. Mit ihrem neuen Album „RISE TO GLORY“, das am 26. Januar 2018 bei earMUSIC erscheint, setzt die Band ihren globalen Siegeszug fort.
LOUDNESS sind
Akira Takasaki – Guitar
Minoru Niihara – Vocals
Masayoshi Yamashita – Bass
Masayuki Suzuki – Drums
www.ear-music.net    www.facebook.com/loudness.world
Gordeon Music  Zelterstraße 8  10439 Berlin     info@gordeonmusic.de
Bei LONG DISTANCE CALLING geht es aktuell Schlag auf Schlag. Heute veröffentlichen die Münsteraner ihr intimes und dennoch intensives neues Video zur zweiten Single „ASCENDING“  vom kommenden Album „BOUNDLESS“ (VÖ 02.02.2018 über InsideOut / SONY) veröffentlicht.
Hier könnt ihr euch das  „ASCENDING“ Video ansehen:
   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PU7WE1XejEk
Die Band dazu:
„Wir freuen uns euch heute den zweiten Song von „BOUNDLESS“ zu präsentieren. Für unsere zweite Single „ASCENDING“ haben wir im Studio, wo auch das Album entstand, ein intimes aber gleichzeitig intensives Video gedreht, was dem Song mehr als gerecht wird.“
Der Song ist ab sofort auch auf den digitalen Plattformen (Spotify, iTunes etc) erhältlich.
“BOUNDLESS” erscheint als Special Edition Digipak CD, Gatefold 2LP + CD (inkl. Etching auf Seite D) & als Digitaler Download.
Das Album kann hier vorbestellt werden:
   https://longdistancecalling.lnk.to/Boundless
Natürlich werden LONG DISTANCE CALLING bald auch wieder auf große Fahrt gehen:
02/02/2018 Dortmund (D) / FZW (“Boundless” Release Show)
23/02/2018 Saarbrücken (D) / Garage (NEUE SHOW!)
24/02/2018 Laufen (CH) / Biomill (NEUE SHOW!)
28/02/2018 Hannover (D) / Lux
01/03/2018 Berlin (D) / Musik & Frieden
02/03/2018 Hamburg (D) / Indra
03/03/2018 Kiel (D) / Die Pumpe
04/03/2018 Bremen (D) / Tower
05/03/2018 Köln (D) / Gebäude 9
06/03/2018 Wiesbaden (D) / Schlachthof
07/03/2018 Stuttgart (D) / ClubCann
08/03/2018 München (D) / Kranhalle
09/03/2018 Wien (AT) / B72
10/03/2018 Prag (CZ) / Nova Chmelnice
11/03/2018 Dresden (D) / Beatpol
12/03/2018 Nürnberg (D) / Club Stereo
Hardtickets:
 https://goo.gl/6oZp7f
Regular tickets:  https://goo.gl/1xtdxx
www.longdistancecalling.de/    www.facebook.com/longdistancecalling
Jan Hoffmann  ANGER MANAGEMENT & PROMOTION  Märkische Str 48  44141 Dortmund     Jan@angermanagement.cc
Hallo Leute,  wir wünschen euch ein gesundes, neues Jahr. Wir hoffen, ihr seid gut reingerutscht und freut euch wie wir auf die kommende Festivalsaison. Heute bereichern wir unser Line-Up mit gleich zwei Schwergewichten der Szene. Wer noch kein Ticker ergattert hat, kann dies hier tun: www.cudgel.de
Wenn über die aggressivsten und brutalsten Bands aller Zeiten gefachsimpelt wird, ist die Rede oft von EXHORDER. Die Thrash-Metal-Berserker aus New Orleans zählen zweifelsohne zu den erbarmungslosesten Riffmeistern der Szene; und ihre beiden Alben „The Law“ und „Slaughter In The Vatican“ sind nicht nur absolute Metal-Klassiker, sondern auch Vorlage für zahllose Nachfolger, die ihren Thrash Metal mit Groove unterlegen. Das Jahr 2018 markiert das Jahr einer erneuten Reunion der Legende – inklusive einer totalen Zerstörung Thüringens. Und ihr seid dabei!
Die Präzisions-Todesmetaller mit dem familienfreundlichen Bandnamen könnte man fast schon als Stammgäste unseres Festivals bezeichnen –wenn man das Beste im Genre auf die Bühne stellen will, dann kommt man an DYING FETUS nach wie vor nicht vorbei. Drei Mann – ein Tornado! Death Metal at it’s best! Live im Gepäck: Das aktuelle Album „Wrong One To Fuck With“. Der Titel ist übrigens Programm…
http://www.party-san.de
THE BATTLE OF METAL VOL.5 ist endlich da, und wieder ist die Platte vollgepackt mit einer unglaublichen Bandbreite der verschiedensten Metal-Genres, wie z.B. Death Metal, Black Metal, Heavy Metal, Power Metal, Industrial Metal, Nu Metal, Metalcore und viele mehr!
Wieder haben wir eine massive Anzahl an Bands für euch zusammengestellt, die die Herausforderung angenommen haben ihren eigenen Metal-Stil mit ihren Meisterwerken zu vertreten.
Im Klartext heißt das: 50 Bands aus der ganzen Welt messen sich miteinander in insgesamt 4 Stunden purer Energie und elektrisierenden Riffs, die euren Nacken bis an die Belastungsgrenze bringen werden!
Ein weiteres Mal folgten wir dabei unserer Philosophie all jenen großartigen Newcomern eine Plattform zu bieten um ihre harte (und wir meinen harte!) Arbeit in die Welt hinaus zu tragen.
Wenn du also ein Metalhead auf der Suche nach dem vollen Spektrum der harten Musik bist, dann ist dies genau nach was du gesucht hast! Bereitet euch also auf den ultimativen Kampf der Metal-Genres vor; bereitet euch vor auf THE BATTLE OF METAL VOL.5 !
Hol dir jetzt die Compilation und dreh sie laut:
   http://smarturl.it/tbom5
Mit den folgenden Bands:
Aemera, Auger, Ben Blutzukker, Beyond Remains, Boars, Breed Machine, Citizen Of The Void, Clouds Over Antwerpen, Confession by Silence, Crayven, Dark Side Eons, Devil-M, DJversion666, Drak'Maar, Dust In Mind, Eisenwut, Fourth Circle, Incordia, Jaïl, Led By Vajra, Logical Terror, Machines on Blast, Moonlight Asylum, Moresk, No Joke, Nova Spei, Poison Garden, Psycholies, Rescue Rapunzel, Richtwerk, Saddolls, Sickret, Smash Hit Combo, Sober Truth, Stagnant Project , Steingrab, Stoneman, Swarmageddon, The Aquarius, The Autist, The Black Capes, The Black Russian's, The Wiggar Overdose, Venues, Vermouth, Waldmeister, Way Of Changes, White Butchery, Your Pride, Yuzna.
This time of the year is the best for some expansive, atmospheric doom metal. Along with the release of TOWARDS ATLANTIS LIGHTS, we give you the latest release of ET MORIEMUR which has members of legendary Czech doom bands such as DISSOLVING OF PRODIGY, SELF-HATRED and SILENT STREAM OF GODLESS ELEGY. You can check out their teaser on our official channel AT THIS LINK. 
ET MORIEMUR (CZECH REPUBLIC) - 'EPIGRAMMATA'
Gold-embossed and UV-laminated Box Set / Digipak CD with booklet / Merch / Digital (March 20th, 2018)
Genre - Atmospheric Doom/Black/Death Metal
Release Date - March 20th, 2018
Record Label - Transcending Obscurity Records (India)
For fans of - TOWARDS ATLANTIS LIGHTS, ILLIMITABLE DOLOR, (early) OPERA IX, THERGOTHON, SKEPTICISM, DISEMBOWELMENT, SPECTRAL VOICE
ET MORIEMUR are doing things in an exceptional way for their upcoming full length titled 'Epigrammata'. Delving into the rich European history, imbibing Gregorian chanting and using Latin and ancient Greek to convey their message, the Czech supergroup of sorts with members of bands such as DISSOLVING OF PRODIGY, SELF-HATRED and SILENT STREAM OF GODLESS ELEGY, have assembled a host of musicians playing cello, violin, trombone among others and have even employed services of a choir to take their expression to another level. They combine influences of death, doom and even a bit of black metal and use their operatic flair to imbue it with a mesmerizing quality. It transcends the perceptions of the death/doom style at present and gloriously brings back forgotten elements to elevate it. 
Line up: 
Zdeněk Nevělík – Vocals, Piano 
Aleš Vilingr – Guitar 
Pavel Janouškovec – Guitar 
Karel Kovářík – Bass 
Michal "Datel" Rak – Drums 
Guest contributions
Vocals (on Introitus) - Kostas Panagiotou (TOWARDS ATLANTIS LIGHTS, PANTHEIST) 
Vocals (on Agnus Dei) - Nikos Vlachakis (SHATTERED HOPE) 
Recitation (on Agnus Dei) - Labrini Karousou and Vangelis Mertzanis 
Additional musicians  
Choir – Jaroslav Klvaňa, Karel Russ, Lukáš Pavlovský 
Cello – Andrea Michálková 
Violin – Zuzana Králová 
Trombone – Jindřich Bešťák 
Acoustic guitar – Honza Kapák
Track list: 
1. Introitus 
2. Requiem Aeternam
3. Agnus Dei 
4. Dies Irae 
5. Offertorium 
6. Communio 
7. Libera Me 
8. Absolve Domine
9. Sanctus 
10. In Paradisum
Official ET MORIEMUR Bandcamp
Official ET MORIEMUR Facebook
Transcending Obscurity Official Site
Transcending Obscurity Records Facebook
Official Transcending Obscurity YouTube Channel
Thank you very much! Kunal Choksi  Label owner/Editor/PR head
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Hey everyone! Since a few days the year 2017 is over and right now it’s time to thank everyone of you who supported and accompanied us during this eventful year! For DAWN OF DISEASE many great things happened in 2017!
First of all we released our fourth full-length album “ASCENSION GATE” just about one year after “Worship The Grave” and this piece of Death Metal even made it to the German album charts at position 46 – thanks to all of you out there still buying CDs and Vinyl!
In addition we had the honour to play some fantastic festivals last summer, among them were Rockharz, Wacken, Party.San, Metal On The Hill, Summer Breeze and Metallergrillen. During our shows we were simply overwhelmed how many people attended our live appearance. We are more than grateful that YOU made each of these shows a very special event for us!
Another special moment for us was one of our last shows in 2017 at Metal Hammer Paradise were we played in front of an insane mass of metal maniacs who nearly made the small Riff Alm burst! We love those soaked in sweat indoor shows as well as the outdoor festivals we played!
So now we are at the beginning of 2018 and in the midst of booking shows for this year. Some of them are already confirmed (see list below) and some will be announced very soon. We hope to meet as much of you as possible on the road in 2018! Stay tuned!
As things are working well at the moment there is one last thing to confide to you: The songwriting for the next Dawn of Disease album has already started! Besides an intense live activity 2018 will also serve for preparing another melodic yet brutal Death Metal monument! But don't worry: Another release, which would be the third in three years, is not planned for 2018 at the moment.
In Death We Blast!!!
Upcoming Live Shows 2018
(Booking: tomasz@dawnofdisease.com)
12.01.2018: DE WinterfestEVIL, Leipzig (/w Acranius ...)
13.01.2018: DE Bavarian Battle Winter, Rosenheim (/w Soulburn, Firtan ...)
17.02.2018: DE Metal Bang, Schüttorf (/w Cripper ...)
03.03.2018: CH Palazzo Beat Club, Chur (/w Taste Of Tears & All Life Ends)
01.04.2018: DE Dark Easter Metal Meeting, München (/w Paradise Lost, Naglfar ...)
06.-07.04.2018: DE Ragnarök Festival, Lichtenfels (/w Equilibrium, Wolfheart, Batushka ...)
27.04.2018: AT Club Q, Graz (/w Man Must Die, Veins Of Suffering ...)
28.04.2018: AT Escape, Wien (/w Man Must Die, Dismal Lumentis ...)
18.-20.05.2018: DE Holsteiner Death Fest, Ahrensburg (/w Disavowed, Acranius, Orphalis ...)
16.06.2018: DE SubKultur, Hannover (/w Magna Mortalis & Inquiring Blood)
20.-22.07.2018: DE Rock unter den Eichen Festival, Bertingen (/w Suffocation, Kataklysm ...)
Our new album “Ascension Gate” is still available here:
Bandcamp:  https://dawnofdisease.bandcamp.com/
Europe:  http://smarturl.it/AscensionGate-EMP
https://www.facebook.com/DawnOfDisease/      https://www.instagram.com/dawnofdisease/
DEFENESTRATION – “ GUTTER PERDITION”
FOR FANS OF early CANNIBAL CORPSE, early CRYPTOPSY
The MILITIA SERIES
This brand new series of XENOKORP releases is all about helping new artists kickstart their carreers with giving them the chance to release a debut single / EP on a now well-known and established Death Metal label and giving fans the opportunity of discovering new artists at a very affordable price through a limited edition collector item.
OVERVIEW
Even though young -the band formed in 2014-
DEFENESTRATION are, with their first EP Gutter Perdition, capturing the real essence of early 90’s straight-forward yet brutal Thrash / Death but without an once of the nostalgia that’s driving many to become copies of ersatz, following a now long-forgotten path that doesn’t builds up on a high-level of musicianship and intricate riffing and opaque song-structures but rather on mostly fast-paced tracks instead where, in contrast and for even more efficiency, grooves and melodies are taking an important part and put even more emphasis on the up-tempo and old-school, or let’s put it in less trendy words, unadulterated ferocious Death Metal moments, resulting in a refreshing breath of rotten air of a debut!
FORMATS
500 copies limited edition CD single
Digital
DISCOGRAPHY
2018 - Gutter Perdition
LINE UP
Cancrelat – Vocals
Apocalyptic Lawnmower – Guitars & Vocals
Basstard – Bass
Äaerzerath – Drums (now)
Petite Frappe – Drums (on “Gutter Perdition“)
DEFENESTRATION @ Facebook    XENOKORP Website / Store   XENOKORP @ Facebook    XENOKORP @ YouTube
SEX DUMPSTER – “LORD ALCOHOL”
Genre: Black Metal
For fans of: Taake | Young And In The Way | Urgehal | Nattefrost
The world we’ve built is a hard, unforgiving place, full of cruelty, dirt and despair. Every shadow hides a nightmare and every alleyway a nest of unreasoning hatred. You may want to avert your gaze, wrap yourself in a protective cloak of pretty lies and colourful deceptions, immerse yourself in the garish delusions of television and the distracting mundanity of music for the masses...but you can’t hide from reality forever.
Sex Dumpster are here to tear away your blindfolds and grind your face into the filth of existence until you choke. They are the nightmares in the shadows, they are the violence you fear, the venom in the air you breathe, the infection in your blood and the blistered, leprous threat to your dreams of security.
The origins of Sex Dumpster can be traced back to frozen isolation in Alaska, where Hiram Lohr first pulled together the disparate souls that would form the band Thousand Year War. With the assistance of Marduk drummer Fredrik Widigs, Thousand Year War recorded the acclaimed album, Tyrants And Men and the EP Kingdom Of America before collapsing into ruin. Hiram Lohr turned his back on the ice and snow and headed to the sultry, putrefying heat of Mexico, where he breathed in the rotten stench of humanity’s decay and submerged himself in the conscienceless bile of bitter existence; he sucked up the soul-corroding horror of life and vomited out the raging, spirit-eating savagery of Sex Dumpster.
Sex Dumpster are a mutated collision between black metal and the most savage forms of punk – a hybrid that’s nihilistic to the bone – whose only allegiance is to Lord Alcohol, whose only hope is no hope and whose only destinations are the gutter and the grave. Armed with riffs rusted in piss and blood, wielded with a vicious, vehement intent and radiating a haunting atmosphere of emptiness, their debut album, Lord Alcohol, is Sex Dumpster’s howling hymn to nothingness. Songs like ‘This Lonely Rope’ and ‘Under The Night’ drag you down, heart first and leave you lying broken under a starless sky.
This is total annihilation. A one way trip to the void.
Line-up:
Hiram Lohr – vocal, guitar, bass
Grega Plamberger - drums
https://www.facebook.com/sexdumpster/
KHIRAL – “CHAINED”
"Khiral is a death/thrash influenced metal band from Helsinki, Finland. The foundations were built already in 2008, but this stew required some years of slow cooking and a few lineup changes until 2016 when Khiral released their first singles Orphanage and UltravioleNt, followed by several live shows. During that period their style has evolved from hardcore-inspired rock to a unique mixture of death, thrash and even some black metal elements, still leaning hard on catchy rhythms.
Year 2017 was a real step forward, as Khiral made their way to Emergenza band competition's Finnish final, thus being able to introduce themselves to larger audiences, made their first appearance abroad in Germany, and on top of all, recorded their first album Chained. Chained represents the band's evolution from almost the first songs to this day. Rock elements of the early days are long gone, but there are still hints of those hardcore-inspired breakdowns and rhytms that were the salt and the pepper right from the beginning. 
Strict categorization of the music has been hard even to the members themselves, so let's just call it metal with a twist that you don't necessarily expect.
New winds are blowing already before the official release of Chained, as new songs are being written and plans for making things bigger are being made..."
Khiral is: Joni Öhman - bass, Matti Hämäläinen - guitars, Tuomo Vänskä - vocals, Jouni Tuovinen - guitars, Markus Lehto - drums
Release date: January 12th 2018
Label: Inverse Records
https://www.facebook.com/KhiralBand/     https://khiralband.com/
Leave it to Lacerated Enemy Records to unearth the finest death metal bands and Dominant from Norway, having members of Hideous Deformity, Necrotic Disgorgement, Conjuration and Dauden, are no different. This is the catchiest death metal album I've heard in ages and also relevant at the same time. Listen to their music on Bandcamp  HERE
DOMINANT (NORWAY) - 'THE SUMMONING' 
Genre
- Technical Death Metal
Release Date - January 1st, 2018
Record Label - Lacerated Enemy Records (Czech Republic)
For fans of - DEICIDE, CANNIBAL CORPSE, CATTLE DECAPITATION, GAPED, PUTRID PILE, ABORTED
Lacerated Enemy Records has followed up its stellar Infestum release with Dominant's jaw-dropping debut, which is everything you'd want in a contemporary death metal album. Featuring members of Hideous Deformity, Necrotic Disgorgement, Conjuration and Dauden, 'The Summoning' is technical as well as brutal and carries the riffing tradition of the death metal greats. The music is fast and lethal and has enough variations to keep you rivetted throughout. This is one of the most remarkable debuts you'll hear, as everything right from the sound to the aesthetics is perfect. The label definitely has a winner in Norway's Dominant.
Line up: 
Jimmy Javins - Vocals 
Robin Larsen - Guitars 
André Bjerring - Bass 
Tapir - Drums 
Track list: 
1. The Purging Swarm 
2. Servants of Damnation
3. Vultures of the Void
4. Feast of Woe 
5. Vacant Soul Invasion
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The 2nd track "TWICE THE PAIN" of the new EP "DEFY" is up on YouTube now! Mixed and mastered by Mike Kronstorfer at Metalforge Studio. Artwork by Headsplit Design.
"Twice The Pain":  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ftel2JTBSTk
The Split EP MASTIC SCUM / HEAD CLEANER includes 3 brand-new tracks of each band and is available as vinyl and download. The 7" EP was released via Screaming Victims Records on October 27th! 
"EP + SHIRT + DOWNLOAD" PACKAGE AVAILABLE! 
The "EP + SHIRT + DOWNLOAD"  package of new EP "DEFY" is available at the Bandcamp Shop now!
The order includes a "digital download" of the EP. The Shirt is availabkle in sizes: S, M, L, XL & XXL.
Bandcamp Shop:  bit.ly/2g9HuRZ
Videos:
MASTIC SCUM - Virtual Irreality:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gqS_BhmTS1M
MASTIC SCUM - Controlled Collapse.:
 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i58dZ-WRW0M
Gordeon Music  Zelterstraße 8  10439 Berlin   info@gordeonmusic.de
ANTIQUUS SCRIPTUM  -  "ANTOLOGIA”
Genre: Pagan Black / Viking Metal. With Thrash, Folk & Ambiental influences...
Lineup: Sacerdos Magus (all instruments)
Antiquus Scriptum was born in 1998 when Sacerdos Magus left the band Firstborn Evil where he was bass player (as Iblis) since 1995. The project was formed with him on bass & vocals, Asmodeus (Neoplasmah) on guitar and Drakonem Drakul on drums. This formation lasted until the end of 1999, playing only once live in this same year in Almada (Portugal), giving rise to the recording "Al-Mahadan MCMXCIX"; (Appeared recently a demo from this period that was named: "Tales From The Past Millennium"). In May 2000, now as a solo project of Sacerdos Magus, was recorded the first studio demo tape "In Pulverem Reverteris" unleashed by self-releasing through the label of Sacerdos Magus, Eye Of Horus Creations; only 50 copies were made of this first tape edition. Were asked to work solely on this work his former partner of Firstborn Evil, the keyboardist Helskir (Firstborn Evil / The Firstborn) and to record his brother Nyx Sludgedweller (Firstborn Evil / The Firstborn), whom took over the production and mixing, which shares would repeat itself for years until this day, participating Nyx from then on also on lead guitar. During 2001 and 2002 is recorded the first full length "Abi In Malam Pestem"album, that would only come out in 2007 by the Portuguese label Nekrogoat Heresy Productions, due to an abrupt stop of the project due to Sacerdos Magus  personal issues. This label also re-released later tape format, the albums "Abi In Malam Pestem" & "Immortalis Factus" by its sub label, War Flagellation Productions. In 2008 it was recorded the second album, "Immortalis Factus", that was released the following year by the North American Ophiucus Records in professional format, along with the reissue of "Abi In Malam Pestem" by this label. In this same year, 2009, is released the first best of from Antiquus Scriptum called "Inner Depression (Syndromes Of Fear)", by two Malaysian labels kvlt 666 Produktion & Soulsix Music. In 2010 is released by the Dutch Victory By Fire Records a double CD, called "Ex-Libris", which contains the first and second albums of the project. In 2010 is recorded the third album "Conclamatum Est", which would eventually be released without the permission of Sacerdos Magus by Satanica Productions from New Zealand, after contract cancellation. Were never delivered or paid any copies of this work to the band, and this label is illegally selling this album for some exaggerated 15 New-Zealanders dollars. This label also reissued the first two albums "Abi In Malam Pestem" & "Immortalis Factus", again against the will of Sacerdos Magus. The project went through a period of reflection in 2011, only the first two albums were reissued by the German label Runenstein Records in February 2012, that also launches the third best of from Antiquus Scriptum"Symphonies Of Winter Through Eternal Forests". In early 2013, was released also by Runenstein Records the best of "... Recôndito É O Nocturno Covil Do Misantropo... (Tristeza & Honra Em IV Capítulos)", which brings together all the intros, interludes & outros that Antiquus Scriptum has in its discography (100 copies). In April 29th, 2013, was released the split between The Sorcerer (Por) + Antiquus Scriptum that's named "... Enterrai Os Vivos E Cuidai Dos Mortos...", through the German label Runenstein Records as well, in a draft of 100 pieces. In May 29th, was released the fourth full-length that is entitled "Ars Longa, Vita Brevis...", now through a new label, the German Pesttanz Klangschmiede, that unleashed this work in Pro CD (1.000 copies) + Digipack Deluxe (100 copies). In June 2013 was finally released the official release of the album "Conclamatum Est", after some Winters of despair, by the Austrian label Talheim Records (500 copies). In October 2013 the keyboradist Helskir left the project, being replaced by Odium, that have previous participated in the recording of some keys in the album "Ars Longa, Vita Brevis...". In this period was unleashed by Pesttanz Klangschmiede the re-edition of the album "Immortalis Factus" in Pro-CD (1.000 copies) + Digipack Deluxe (100 copies). In December 2013 Antiquus Scriptum gave an interview for the Antena 3 radio show "Hipertensão", presented by António Freitas. In late February 2014 was unleashed the re-edition of the album "Abi In Malam Pestem" in Professional format (1.000 copies) + Digipack (100 copies) through the German Pesttanz Klangschmiede. In 2017 the italian label “This Winter Will Last Forever” releases the definitive best of titled “Antologia” in digital formatì, CD and Tape formats.
https://www.facebook.com/AntiquusScriptum/     https://www.youtube.com/user/SacerdosMagus     https://soundcloud.com/antiquus_scriptum
SOMALI YACHT CLUB - "THE SEA”
Dreamtoned trio from Ukraine, Somali Yacht Club, are going to release their sophomore album “The Sea” on Robustfellow Prods. (CDs and limited editions) and Kozmik Artifactz (vinyls). 
After their first LP “The Sun” - which was highly acclaimed both by critics and listeners worldwide and showed the band’s ability to mix styles, create dreamy vibe and submerge listeners into fantastic sound landscapes - the band is ready to continue their musical journey with their next album “The Sea”. Rich fuzz, blended with atmospheric psychedelia, warm grooves and airy leads show the band’s progression both musically and lyrically and once again prove Somali Yacht Club’s inventiveness in blending styles.
Somali Yacht Club:
http://facebook.com/Somaliyachtclub     http://somaliyachtclub.bandcamp.com
Robustfellow: 
facebook.com/RobustfellowProds/     http://robustfellow.bandcamp.com    youtube.com/user/TheRobustfellow
Ritual Productions expands its roster with the signing of DRUG CULT, a four-piece occultist doom collective whose debut self-titled rite beckons to see light of day.
Formed at the edge of Mt. Jerusalem in the hills of Mullumbimby, Australia, Drug Cult is the alchemic workings of guitarist Vin Steele (ex. Wolfmother, Megaritual, Sun Of Man), vocalist Aasha Tozer, drummer Dale Walker (Megaritual, Sun Of Man) and bassist Maggie Schreiber.
The catalyst of the cult is the bands history of art, punk rock, hardcore, doom, psych and metal influences which instinctively fused together; forming a channel of cohesive vibration. Their elemental craft has been brewing since April 2015 when the four close friends gathered on a Blood Moon Lunar Eclipse for a “Megaritual” ceremony, shaping the vision of a heavy celestial voyage through atmospheric sound connection.
Drug Cult reveals:
The void opened, energies entwined and the transcendental experience set a tone for our future four piece. With the mission set to find the next ritual site we ventured together in search of visceral elevation. Surrounded by nature and crushing amplification we awakened the serpent.
The result is a 9-track vortex of majestic heaviness laced with an evocative psychedelic haze, whereby classic melodies meld with fuzz-drenched riffs cultivating an enticing potion of technicolour wickedness. Although a grooving heavyweight tone drives throughout the rite, a darkened presence is forever evident, hexing you into Drug Cult’s realm.
We invite you to listen to the first dose of Drug Cult's craft, with the three-minute song 'Mind Crypt'. A distinctly alluring track, with dense tones of doom providing a mesmeric undercurrent to spellbinding echoes that hypnotise throughout. Jack Bailey directed the accompanying video (
www.jackbailey.com.au), commenting "I have always felt an uncommon affinity with places dark, ancient and unbroken. I find solace in empty landscapes, void of human interference... the company of the wild is far more affable than that of modern man." Bailey's ethos perfectly parallels the vast elemental darkness that encapsulates Drug Cult's sound with the visuals for 'Mind Crypt' presenting nature in its most raw, rugged and foreboding form.
The band's first offering was recorded live at Rocking Horse Studios, Byron Bay during December 2016, with George Carpenter at the recording and production helm and mastered by Brian Lucey of Magic Garden Mastering.
The S/T rite, with the Ritual Productions imprint, is set to be released Spring 2018. Stay alert for updates on the stirrings of the cult.
http://www.drugcult.com/     http://facebook.com/drugcult
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Transcending Obscurity Records is proud to welcome the ambitious death metal band of Ralf Hauber (Revel In Flesh) and Jonny Pettersson (Wombbath, Henry Kane, Ursinne) called HEADS FOR THE DEAD to its family. Expect crushing old school death metal inspired by horror movies and having a great sound and atmosphere to boot. They join the roster having death metal bands such as Paganizer, Down Among The Dead Men, Ursinne, Feral, De Profundis, Echelon, Rogga Johansson, Come Back From The Dead and many more.
The debut full length ‘SERPENTS CURSE’ will soon be scheduled for release this year on multiple formats. The title track will be revealed via the 2018 label sampler next week.
Heads For The Dead are:
Hauber – Chants from the Krypts (Revel In Flesh)
Pettersson – Symphonies of the Curse (Wombbath, Henry Kane, Ursinne, Pale King)
Session members:
E. Bevenrud – Battery (Stass, Down Among The Dead Men)
Guest string terror:
Matt Moliti – Guest solos (Sentient Horror)
Hakan Stuvemark – Guest Solos (Wombbath)
Artwork and layout by Branca Studio (Paradise Lost)
Logo by Mark Riddick (Fetid Zombie)
Tracklisting:
1. Serpent’s Curse
2. Heads for the Dead
3. Deep Below
4. Post Mortem Suffering
5. The Awakening
6. Death Calls
7. Of Wrath & Vengeance
8. Gate Creeper
9. The Return to Fathomless Darkness
10. In Darkness I Feel No Regrets
Transcending Obscurity Records label owner Kunal Choksi states, “I’m absolutely honoured to work with Ralf Hauber of Revel In Flesh in a special project that involves my friend Jonny Pettersson of Henry Kane, Ursinne, Wombbath, Pale King, etc. The moment I heard Heads For The Dead, I knew this was world class death metal – it eschews any particular style of the music and in fact uses influences from a few to meld a form of death metal that’s powerful as well as atmospheric. The album will have an ambitious multiple format release and you all will get to listen to their first track via the coming 2018 label sampler.”
Ralf Hauber comments, “The Heads For The Dead debut album has grown in an over two years long working process! Countless hours of work on vocal lines, the concept, arts and most of all the absolutely refreshing experience in working for the first time with Jonny Pettersson as main composer and producer on a project! On the one hand it felt like running free, since there was no expectation, no limitation, although on the other hand everybody knows that you can never deny your roots! The complete album has musically many faces, many raging influences, many depths and extremes sides, too. The vocals belong to my most extreme and challenging works thus far! The exciting moment of unveiling this trip to the everflowing spheres of horror is soon to come! We are looking forward to the co-operation with the rising and ambitious new label Transcending Obscurity Records! The “Serpent’s Curse” is unbound!!!”
Jonny Pettersson adds, “When we started working on the songs for Heads For The Dead, I knew that we had something special brewing. Our own take on old school extreme metal, where our obsession with old horror movies shines through in everything from the music to the visual aspects. Knowing that we had something good going on, I knew that we needed a label that could do the album justice, and I am proud that say that Kunal and his label Transcending Obscurity Records accepted our offer.”
Official Announcement Link
Transcending Obscurity Records Bandcamp
Heads for the Dead Facebook
Transcending Obscurity Records Facebook
Official Transcending Obscurity YouTube Channel

Thank you very much!
  Kunal Choksi  Label owner/Editor/PR head
Italian Extreme metallers 5RAND are proud to present their new videoclip "Erase", the last single taken from their debut album "SACRED/SCARED"!
The video is filmed and edited by Martina L. McLean (Sanda Movies) and it's available on band's YouTube channel at
 https://youtu.be/ozIPtwRkdWo
Julia, front-woman of the band, says: "As you can see, it's not easy to leave your eyes from this video during the 5 minutes of the running time of the song. Through it Martina is succeeded to keep fully the sense of the song: the words that a psychopath says just before he kills his "beloved" victim. So prepare yourself to a devastating, noisy and claustrophobic experience”.
"Sacred / Scared" is available at
http://smarturl.it/5RAND-SACRED
MY KINGDOM MUSIC: 
www.mykingdommusic.net    www.facebook.com/mykingdommusic.label
5RAND: 
www.facebook.com/5randofficial
BLASPHERION – “RESTUS CORPUS”
Label: Self-Released
Genre: Death Metal Old School
Lineup:
Guitars : Danilo Macedo de Lima
Vocals : Victor Marroquim
Bass : Odailton de Araujo
Drums : Rafael Thédiga
"Restus Corpus" is the debut EP from Brazil's old-school death metal unit Blaspherion.
Presenting four tracks of pure death metal venom, Blaspherion's debut in the extreme metal scene offers a vile, corrosive and raw sound, filled with violence and where minimal equipment was used.
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUl_olW8_WjOIGzfF2sWmOA    https://blaspherion666.bandcamp.com/releases  https://www.facebook.com/Blaspherionsatanico/
Hi – Chris and Paul here from Imperative PR. Two of our heaviest campaigns to date are about to come to an end...
First, going far from quietly, are IN-DEFILADE; the irresistable death metal war machine lead by ex-Nile frontman Jon Vesano. Refusing to leave the field of conflict without one more charge into the breach, In-Defilade have released a new lyric video for the cataclysmic ‘Guilty’. This savage assault on the senses, featuring the searing leadwork of Dallas Toler Wade (ex-Nile, Narcotic Wasteland) is one final reminder that In-Defilade’s second album, Elude, is an absolutely essential exercise in death metal supremacy. One watch of this new video will make you understand just why the reviews from around the metal world have been so uniformly rapturous...
Also preparing to take their leave are psycopathic Russian grinders SMOTHERED BOWELS, whose gut-rupturing album Dead Cunt Dance has left reviewers broken, ravaged and horrified in its wake. The album release was preceded by the simply stunning video for the track ‘U.S. Butcher’ which is unparalleled in its field; a mini feature film rather than a simple music video. Smothered Bowels are definitely not for everybody, but for the deranged and depraved they are a gift from the gods...
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In this 20th anniversary issue, we’re paying a tribute to the yesteryears! A lot of bands/personnel inside this issue have been great for years or decades; they have been great since they all came together in the scene. Re-feel the brutality, insanity, extremity and brilliantness of the golden decades. Here are what we got for the new issue:
Most of the classic and best bands/personnel from the underground scene in the world!
Mefisto (Sweden), Sadistik Exekution (Australia), Impaled Nazarene & Black Crucifixion (Finland), Bestial
Summoning (Holland), Sarcofago, Necrobutcher & Insulter (Brazil), Cirith Ungol, Destructor, Mantas &
Liam Atkins (US), Shawn Mason (UK), Crude S.S (Sweden), G.I.S.M (Japan), Deathcore, Assassin, Protector &
Tales Of The Macabre Mag (Germany), Retrosatan (Argentina) and Abaddon (UK).
Malaysian specials (some of our local’s best kept secret):
Punisher & Infectious Maggots (Kuala Lumpur), Rator (Selangor), Betrayer (Johor) and Vulga & Bali
Burton (Perak)
Total 27 interviews. All are new and exclusive! A lot of researches; must read for anyone who loves the era.
Well-written scene articles, music reviews, pin-ups, etc. Old-styled layout like the ones you used to read in
the old days. This new issue is even bigger, better and heavier! Honest, mean and rude! Encounter the
genocidal mayhemic experience! The previous issue was sold out very quickly, so don’t miss this one while
you can! Wholesale prices available, please contact us.
Heavy 180 A4 pages, full size manuscript fanzine with perfect-binding thick glossy cover. Look at the samples!
Buy here: http://afterlifeprod.bigcartel.com
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Seattle (WA) - Decibel Magazine has premiered "Carrion Feast," a new track from forthcoming album PASUNG by Doom/Sludge Titans BELDAM. Get doomed below. https://www.decibelmagazine.com/2018/01/10/track-premiere-beldam-carrion-feast/
Horror Pain Gore Death Productions will release Pasung January 26 on CD and Digital formats.  Another new song, "Vial of Silence," is streaming at  youtu.be/emm4kEbWsVM
Pasung is BELDAM's second release on Horror Pain Gore Death Productions and their first with new vocalist/lyricist Randall Guidry. The band recently relocated to Seattle, continuing their vision to play skull-crushing, soul-wrenching, paint-peeling Sludge with blackened touches. With influences ranging from Sleep, EyeHateGod, Graves At Sea, The Melvins and Black Sabbath, BELDAM combines a massive wall of guitars, thickened bass tones, bone-rattling drums and harsh vocals featuring lyrics building on the themes of death and despair. Pasung clocks in at 50 minutes of pure, unadulterated American Sludge. 
Pasung was recorded at The Bomb Shelter in Nashville, TN, April 5-7, with additional tracking on August 31 and September 1, 2017. The album was engineered and mastered by Drew Carroll who recorded BELDAM's original 5-song demo in 2015. All guitars and bass on the recording were performed by Grahm Reynolds with the exception of "One from the Stable." Cullen Wade handled the drums on the entire record. Pasung represents the truest BELDAM. The band focused a significant amount of time on songwriting and pre-production to get the heaviest tones and thickest riffs possible. After parting ways with their original bassist and relocating to Seattle, BELDAM is psyched to release Pasung to the masses and play as many shows as possible in its new Pacific Northwest home.
RIYL: Bongzilla, Brainoil, Coffins, Conan, Crowbar, Dopethrone, Grief, High On Fire, Indian, Meth Drinker, Neurosis, Noothgrush, Om, Orange Goblin, Order Of The Owl, Pelican, Primitive Man, Pungent Stench, Rwake, Soilent Green, Sourvein, Sunn O))), Thou, Ufomammut, Weedeater and Zoroaster 
CD Pre-order:  www.horrorpaingoredeath.com/store/hpgd164.html
Digital Pre-order:  hpgd.bandcamp.com/album/pasung
Track Listing
1. Vial Of Silence
2. Sunken Sorceress
3. Shed The Coil
4. One From The Stable
5. Carrion Feast
6. That Which Consumes You
www.facebook.com/BeldamOfficial    beldamofficial.bandcamp.com/releases   www.horrorpaingoredeath.com/      www.facebook.com/groups/horrorpaingoredeath/
One of the finest sites, Invisible Oranges, premiered ARKHETH's epic closer AT THIS LINK. Writer Andrew Rothmund wrote about the release in great depth. Excerpt -
"Arkheth gives meaning to every divergent avenue or ancillary idea, connecting them all back to 12 Winter Moons Comes The Witches Brew‘s character as a darkly playful and dangerously experimental album." 
ARKHETH (AUSTRALIA) - '12 WINTER MOONS COMES THE WITCHES BREW'
Box Set / Digipak CD / Merch / Digital
Genre - Experimental Black Metal
Release Date - February 20th, 2018
Record Label - Transcending Obscurity Records (India)
For fans of - ORANSSI PAZUZU, SIGH, EMPEROR, ARCTURUS, PAN.THY.MONIUM, SOMNIUM NOX
Sinuous, haunting and bizarre, ARKHETH's music is extraordinary. There have been experimental black metal bands, but this is something else entirely. It's a micro-fusion of all the different stylings the genre can encompass, brilliantly strung together in a seemingly twisted albeit seamless manner. It requires rare ingenuity to create music that is discordant and melodic at the same time. The addition of saxophone only ups the bizarre quotient and adds colour to the unhinged madness. Virtually peerless and transcending boundaries, this is black metal that is gorgeous in all its demented, intricate design.
Extended album artwork (will be given out as a poster with the box set edition)
Track list: 
1. Trismegistus 
2. Dark Energy Equilibrium 
3. Where Nameless Ghouls Weep 
4. The Fool Who Persists In His Folly
5. A Place Under The Sun
Line up: 
Tyrone 'Tyraenos' Kostitch - All Instruments 
Glen Wholohan - Saxophone 
Album artwork by T Bare McClough (UK) 
Logo by Mark Riddick (US) 
Official ARKHETH Bandcamp  
Official ARKHETH Facebook   
Transcending Obscurity Official Site
Transcending Obscurity Records Facebook
Official Transcending Obscurity YouTube Channel
Thank you very much!  Kunal Choksi  Label owner/Editor/PR head
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KHANDRA (black metal from Belarus) is searching for the releasing label which will assists and professionally promote the material.
We'd like to introduce you promo track from album "There Is No Division Outside Existence" by KHANDRA. Which consists of 4 new tracks with total length of 26 minutes. If you are interested, the material to get familiar with will be sent to you - 
https://soundcloud.com/user-316815747/khandra-decaying-into-the-ascended/s-Bqvbd
The lyrics contain abstract expressions on antiintellectual pessimistic topics and they do not and will not have political context of any kind.
The project is not studio only and has full line up for the live shows. The members have experience in playing live with the bands quite familiar in certain domains of music underground.
If you are interested with the contents, we are glad to discuss your conditions. Thank you for your time!
No Clean Singing about our previous work
 
 http://www.nocleansinging.com/2017/10/10/an-ncs-premiere-khandra-all-is-of-no-avail/
Our previous release  
https://khandra.bandcamp.com/releases
https://www.facebook.com/khandrablack/
Finally, years after releasing their debut EP, Mumbai-based black metallers Stark Denial are set to unleash their highly anticipated full length album via the sub-label of Transcending Obscurity Records. Listen to one of their songs on  Bandcamp or YouTube
STARK DENIAL (INDIA) - 'COVENANT OF BLACK'
Digipak CD / Merch / Digital
Genre - Black Metal
Release Date - March 25th, 2018
Record Label - Transcending Obscurity India (Sub-label)
For fans of - Destroyer 666, Gorgoroth, (early) Mayhem, Satyricon, Immortal, Nargaroth, Krieg
Stark Denial have conjured up a vicious album of steely black metal in the vein of Destroyer 666, Gorgoroth, (early) Mayhem, Immortal and Nargaroth. Constantly reinventing themselves, they’ve found the perfect balance in the music of their debut full length ‘Covenant of Black’ which sees their ferocity tempered with memorable songwriting. Every song on the album has its own character while remaining consistent with the overall sound. Fans of black metal that is relentless, catchy and superbly structured will find a new favourite in this band.
Track list: 
1. Intro
2. Stark Denial
3. As Life Descends
4. Dormant I Lie
5. Unknown World
6. Carnage Angel
7. Blackened
8. Covenant of Black
9. Hyllest Til Kulten (Bonus Track)
Line up: 
Kunal Gonsalves – Vocals
Ruark D’Souza – Guitars
Paresh Garude – Bass
Vineet Nair – Drums
Artwork and design – Gragoth
Official Stark Denial Bandcamp
Official Stark Denial Facebook
Transcending Obscurity Official Site
Transcending Obscurity Records Facebook
Official Transcending Obscurity YouTube Channel
Thank you very much! Kunal Choksi Label owner/Editor/PR head
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Ugly, frost-bitten, troll-ravaged folk-metallers FROST GIANT have partnered with Rebel Noise for the premiere of "Curse of Doubt," a song from forthcoming Transcending Records release THE HARLOT STAR.  Stream it at  this location.
The song is taken from forthcoming album The Harlot Star, an 11-track salute to the glory of battle from one of folk metal's most unique and entertaining bands. FROST GIANT's third full-length is a catchy mix of 90's So-Cal punk, European folk metal and American hardcore rooted in Norse mythology, historical references and general silliness. 
Transcending Records will release The Harlot Star on January 19. Pre-order the album at  this location.
FROST GIANT previously released an animated video for album cut "Prisoner of the Past." Check it out at https://youtu.be/TBeOGMINaqg. Stream another new song, "Of Clarity and Regret," at this location.
Inspired by Norse mythology, epic metal, punk rock, and combined with an American hardcore attitude, FROST GIANT drops an icy hammer on everything trendy and weak. The music pays no attention to boundaries, deliberately crossing genres and bringing them all together in one truly unique sound. From the mead-hall sing along choruses to the shredding melodic death metal passages laced with tortured growls and screams, from the pounding double bass to the pop-punk riffs that linger for days, FROST GIANT's music journeys through stories and lore, bringing to light the tales of old in a modern folk-metal context.
Whether they be warm memories of hearth and home, heroic sagas, or tragic remembrances, the songs will carve these colorful volumes into the soul of anyone whose ears they touch.
Matti Frost- lead vocals, rhythm guitar
Scott Breustedt- lead & rhythm guitar
Ty Asoudegan- lead & rhythm guitar
Armen Koroghlian- drums
Brook Duer- bass, backing vocals
www.facebook.com/frostgiantofficial   www.transcendingrecords.com
New Noise Magazine has launched the exclusive stream in THE RAPTUROUS UNRAVELING, the newest material from Atlanta death metal purists MALFORMITY. Now available on 7-inch vinyl via Boris Records, The Rapturous Unraveling delivers a lethal dose of violent OSDM that digs deep into the roots of extreme metal.
The band comments on the release:
"The songs on The Rapturous Unraveling reflect our passions for death metal, in what we like to listen to, and what we like to play, unhindered by current trends or attempts at appealing to others. These songs also accurately represent the current lineup of the band. Where the material on the first release was largely already written, these songs were created from the ground up with today's stronger lineup. They show our collaborative writing style where each member's input brings something unique to the sound."
Stream The Rapturous Unraveling at  newnoisemagazine.com/stream-malformity-rapturous-unraveling/
Boris Records has unleashed The Rapturous Unraveling on vinyl and digital formats. Order now at  borisrecords.bandcamp.com.
Prepare yourself for two unrelenting and punishing tracks of pure old-s school death metal that will swallow your soul!
"...burly old-school death metal that will have fans of Autopsy, Nile, Asphyx, and classic Dying Fetus banging their heads and acting the fool." - Metal Sucks
BIO:
Originally founded in 1991 during the peak of the original wave of death metal, Malformity play death metal reflecting the classic Swedish and Florida sounds of that era. This is not the cavernous variety the term denotes today, but actual old-school death metal. Further shaped by influences in grind, thrash, and doom, Malformity create a uniquely brutal and cerebral sound in the Atlanta metal scene.
 Malformity released two crushing demos in 1995 before dissolving indefinitely.  The original members and newer recruits remained active in bands such as Regurgitate, General Surgery, Amoebic Dysentery, Dwarfophile, Disillusioned, and Neuroblast, among others. In 2014, Malformity resurfaced from the ashes of Atlanta death metal band Lectures On The Apocalypse and released an EP in 2015.
 Playing select shows in the Southeast, Malformity have opened for notable acts such as Deicide, Cannibal Corpse, Misery Index, Nordjevel, Imperial Triumphant, Hobbs Angel of Death, Crowbar, and Sadistic Intent. The band has also shared the stage with several up and coming underground regional acts.
facebook.com/Malformity     malformity.bandcamp.com      www.boris-records.com    www.facebook.com/borisrecordsatl
BLOOD AND BRUTALITY – “DECOR MACABRE”
Label:  Blood and Brutality Records
Death metallers Blood and Brutality were formed in October of 2008 by drummer Arant. In 2009, the band's debut "Unrestrained Aggression" was released.
The band continued to release new material as well as playing shows. A second album was released in 2010 entitled "Sick of It All", which seemed to be the most popular release by Blood and Brutality up to this point. The death metal collective also released new material ranging from albums, EP's, splits, and singles every year since their formation. The newest release is an EP entitled "Decor Macabre". It was released on December, 30, 2017 on Blood and Brutality Records. This EP was performed entirely by founding member and drummer Arant.  
Tracklist:
1. Left For Dead
2. Reduced to Ash
3. Erosion of Time
4. Bound in Flesh
5. Dark Omen Arise
ROTTING SKY – “SEDATION” 
Colossal Debut Album From Oregon-based One-Man Black/Drone/Noise Enigma Re-Issued - Track Featured at CVLT Nation.
Dear Friends in the Press and Media worldwide, we're happy to present you with the ultimate re-release of ROTTING SKY's 2014 long lost and absolute magnum opus - Sedation - a colossal and swarming masterpiece of obsidian black droney industrial black noise.
T. Messing (guitarist of crust punk legends Nux Vomica) brings you this mind-shattering and incredibly introspective solo work, incarnated into one of the most accomplished, devastating, and visionary masterpieces to have been conceived within the realm of black metal and noise hybrid genres in the last five-six years at least. Originally released in 2014 as a limited run of 100 tapes by now defunct tape label Grimoire Cassette Cvlture - Sedation was one of the tail end releases for the label, with the cassette being released close to the label's final demise and as such going nearly completely unnoticed, as all available copies soon vanished from the public eye with the label shutting down its online store and online operations. Sentient Ruin however did not fail to notice this astonishing album, and it eventually took us a good three years to track down Messing and bring him on board for a proper (re)release.
Today we are honored and excited to have accomplished this very heartfelt mission, as we bring you the ultimate and final release of Sedation, re-mastered, and re-packaged with spectacularly wretched new artwork done for the project by noise/industrial visionary artist Anderson Cook, and further enhanced by a much needed and absolutely glorious vinyl release. An unforgettable sonic flailing that lives once again, suspended between the realms of extreme metal, drone and noise music, that will delight fans of atmospheric experimental extreme bands like Sutekh Hexen, Sunn O))), Locrian, Wraiths, Thisquietarmy, Pyramids, BLSPHM, Darkspace, etc. 
CVLT Nation are now exclusively premiering the track Tryants of Sedation calling Sedation  "something of truly blinding and wretched beauty". Check out their feature
HERE
The Sedation re-release will officially see the light on February 9 2018, through Sentient Ruin (USS vinyl/tape/digital), cult dark/experimental label Dark Horizons (US vinyl co-release), and by WOOAAARGH (EU vinyl), and pre-orders for limited black or standard clear w/black haze vinyl, digital, tapes, test cassette/pressing are now up on our Bandcamp or store. 
Thank you as always for your support and attention given to our release(s). Sincerely,  Sentient Ruin.
Romanian Progressive Technical Death Metal ensemble SPECTRAL announce their long-awaited debut album, NEURAL CORRELATES OF HATE, to be finally released this Spring via Loud Rage Music. This album promises to be a totally mind-blowing experience for fans of the genre if only considering the intense, precise and deeply complex drumming from Romain Goulon, known from his work with bands like Necrophagist, Disavowed, Benighted or Aggressor, or the stellar guest appearances of Christian Muenzner (Necrophagist, Obscura, Alkaloid) and Calin Paraschiv (Pestilence, Necrovile), and all this on top of the years and years of compositions’ crafting and perfecting by the band’s founding member, Ciprian Martin, and the venom-spitting vocal performance of Andrei Calmuc, also known from CodeRed, or his previous work in Indian Fall. The album was mixed and mastered by Clawfinger founding member, now producer, Jocke Skog at his Sunmountain Facilities!
The cover artwork is signed by the one and only Costin Chioreanu (Twilight13media studio).
Here’s what the band had to say about Neural Correlates of Hate:
“When I started working on Neural Correlates of Hate I didn’t want to make any compromises. I have spent the last years developing the concept and working hard to deliver the proper sound for the album. Although I have planned all the details I couldn’t have done this all by myself so I am very lucky to have had Andrei Calmuc on vocals, Romain Goulon on drums, Christian Muenzner on 2 guest solos, Calin Paraschiv on one guest solo and Jocke Skog as our sound engineer. The result couldn’t have been better.” Ciprian Martin
“I joined Spectral in September 2015 and the moment I listened to Ciprian’s compositions from the pre-production stage I knew it was the kind of music that I want to get involved with and it determined me to collaborate. I am delighted with the finished product and the collaboration with all the other guests, whom in my opinion are great musicians.” Andrei Calmuc
Here’s a short teaser for Neural Correlates of Hate:
 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0tkd9hFCBnU
Recording Lineup:
Ciprian Martin (Guitars & Bass)
Andrei Calmuc (Vocals)
Romain Goulon (Drums)
Christian Muenzner & Calin Paraschiv (Guest Solos)
Tracklist:
Artificial Storage (03:51)
Ashes to Dust (08:46)
Nihilist (03:55)
Empathy (04:22)
Neural Correlates of Hate (02:56)
Hallucinatory Authorization (08:14)
Hatred (01:58)
Divided We Fall (04:14)
Into the Further (05:23)
https://www.facebook.com/SpectralOfficial    https://spectral-official.bandcamp.com/       https://www.youtube.com/user/SpectralOfficialRo
Brasov, Romania based Death Metal quartet CODERED announce the re-release of their DOMINIONS OF OUR DECEITFUL BELIEFS album in remastered, improved version including a bonus track, for the 26th of February via Loud Rage Music.
Here’s what the band had to say on this material:
“We worked very hard on this project. Every passage found its perfect spot in the song, nothing was chosen randomly. We chose quality instead of quantity and in the end it came out something I’m personally very proud of. Each member of the band had a valuable contribution to the final product, there were 4 different and complementary personalities who mixed each other to perfection.” Armand Niculescu
“When we started working at “Dominions of Our Deceitful Beliefs” we didn’t knew where the musical orientation will go to. I think that the mixture of ideas, ideas of mine, Armand and Septimiu was special. Also we decided back then that we needed a new bass player, so we welcomed Ioan “John” Campian as a permanent member and I think he managed to do a very good job in the direction we wanted to go to. For fans of Nile, Morbid Angel, Deicide, Death or Pestilence I think it will be a nice surprise, especially now in the new remastered version with a bonus track.” Andrei Calmuc
To get an idea on what’s happening on the new version of Dominions of Our Deceitful Beliefs here’s The Sixth Sun streaming: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oY86c4w4EZY       
http://www.codered.ro/     http://www.facebook.com/coderedro      http://www.youtube.com/coderedro
Romanian Funeral Doom Metallers DESCEND INTO DESPAIR released their new t-shirt model with the superb artwork made by Luciana Nedelea (https://www.facebook.com/LucianaNedeleaArt/) now available as stand-alone, or as a bundle with the band’s most recent full-length album, Synaptic Veil here:
T-shirt:  http://shop.loudragemusic.com/descend-into-despair-t-shirt
Bundle:  http://shop.loudragemusic.com/descend-into-despair-bundle-ts-amp-cd
Digital:  https://loudragemusic.bandcamp.com/album/descend-into-despair-synaptic-veil
Jewel-case CD:   http://shop.loudragemusic.com/descend-into-despair-synaptic-veil
http://www.facebook.com/pg/descendintodespairband      https://descendintodespairdoom.bandcamp.com
Loud Rage Music  www.loudragemusic.com    loudragemusic.bandcamp.co
Boston's SCAPHISM and No Clean Singing have launched the exclusive premiere of "Malapropos Cardiectomy," off the band's new album UNUTTERABLE HORRORS. The stream comes one day ahead of the album's release on Horror Pain Gore Death Records.
NCS calls the song "a fine example of the horrors that the new album holds in store. It's a turbocharged slasher, feral and fierce right from the start."
Check it out for yourself at:  http://www.nocleansinging.com/2018/01/11/an-ncs-premiere-scaphism-malapropos-cardiectomy/
Unutterable Horrors comes five years after its debut, Festering Human Remains. The time between releases has seen SCAPHISM grow into one of the most lethal forces on the New England Death Metal scene. Eight-tracks of no-frills, throat-ripping USDM, Unutterable Horrors will be out January 12 on Horror Pain Gore Death Productions. 
Order the CD for only $10 with free shipping at  http://www.horrorpaingoredeath.com/store/hpgd163.html
Order the Digital Download for only $6.66 at  https://hpgd.bandcamp.com/album/unutterable-horrors
facebook.com/Scaphism
Horror Pain Gore Death Productions have signed Indianapolis' old school Death Metal warriors OBSCENE and are set to release their debut EP entitled SERMON TO THE SNAKE January 19 as digital download. 
Lurking in the crypts of Indianapolis, Obscene are a fetid decomposing quintet who unleash total Death Metal hell with their first release. Rotting with acid vocals, festering riffs, jaundiced harmonies and drums that bash the body of Christ, Sermon To The Snake features four tracks of complete despair, doom and destruction. Obscene feature current and ex-members of Acheron, Black Goat Of The Woods, Boddicker and other decaying acts in Midwest obscurity. Musical influences run the gamut of death metal from the Floridian swamps to Scandinavian fjords to UK sewers, with lyrical topics dealing with death, time, eternity and the inevitable societal collapse. A must listen for fans of Asphyx, Cianide, Demigod, Edge Of Sanity, Morgoth, Obituary and other warriors of Death. Raise the dead, hail and kill!
EP track "Shadow Burial" is now streaming at  youtu.be/8w_rOISE8ms
Pre-order Sermon the the Snake for only $4.44 at   https://hpgd.bandcamp.com/album/sermon-to-the-snake
www.facebook.com/obsceneDM     horrorpaingoredeath.com    facebook.com/horrorpaingoredeath
VICTIM PATH (Dark Black metal from Belarus) looking for label to release upcoming album, please check two demo tracks from upcoming album - 
https://soundcloud.com/victim-path/victim-path-faceless-nameless/s-xOUlN
https://soundcloud.com/victim-path/victim-path-devided-into-zero/s-Udtbn

Please let me know if you would be interested.
Here is the bio:
Dark way of metal formation VICTIM PATH started in 2009. The lyrics of the team are based on the theme of misanthropy, pain, loneliness of a human being who is deprived of a right to be god's creation. The denial of religious postulates, rules and dogmas of everyday life is the main idea of the hard music of the group.
In April 2009 the world got the first spit from the team, it was demo-album "In life we trust". It was done in the black metal style. On the 22d of November the material was published on Depressive Illusions Records label.
In the beginning of 2012 the first full-time 40-minute piece "Surrounded by pain" was recorded. In august 2012 the album came out as a release on label POSSESSION PRODUCTIONS (
possession.ru
In this time the band in serch for new label for release the second album.
During its existence the band shared stage with: Shining, Vesania, Christ Agony, imperium dekadenz, Totalselfhatred, Lychgate, Raventale, BlackDeath,
TeitanFyre, Arvet, Khasm and etc.
https://www.facebook.com/VictimPath/   https://victimpath.bandcamp.com
Here's an exceptional black metal release to be put out by US-based label Static Tension Recordings this year on CD. You can stream the entire album on Bandcamp HERE
DEAD RIVER RUNS DRY (AUSTRALIA) - 'HIEROPHANTS OF THE STORM'
Hardcover Digipak CD (January 26th, 2018)
Genre - Black/Death Metal
Release Date - January 26th, 2018
Record Label - Static Tension Records (US)
For fans of - Malokarpatan, Abigor, Stargazer, Drudkh, Portal, Necromantia, (early) Samael
US-based label Static Tension Recordings are proud to unearth Australian black/death metallers Dead River Runs Dry and their acclaimed album 'Hierophants of the Storm'. Unlike most other bands in the style, their approach is rather unique in that they weave in influences of classic metal and change the texture of it altogether. Pummelling parts go alongside lush black metal riffs, as the album explores new territories and changes the landscape of the style. Originally self-released, it sees a beautiful hardcover digipak CD edition for the first time. Don't miss out on this fine gem of a release. 
Track list: 
1. Initium - Immolating The Burden Of Hope 03:18    
2. Only Skies Remain 04:21    
3. Stormreaper 04:13    
4. Medicio de la Peste Negre 02:29    
5. Skull of the Wind 04:57    
6. Bow Your Head, Scum 05:30    
7. Revenge Upon Fate 05:09    
8. Hyperic Vortex 03:45    
9. By Hook or by Crook 03:15    
10. For the Fallen 06:41
Line up: 
Dan Nahum - Drums
Byron Struck - Guitars
Brad Gentle - Vocals
Krist Sadler - Bass
Official Dead River Runs Dry Bandcamp
Static Tension Recordings Bandcamp
Static Tension Recordings Store
Static Tension Recordings Facebook

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DEADHEAD FANZINE #7 | EXCLUSIVE PRE-ORDER
Malaysias cult-fanzine - issue number 7 - is out now and we will import the last magazines of this massive fanzine-book. Last copies!!!
SACRILEGIOUS RITE | SUMMONED FROM BEYOND LP
Finally after a small delay, the noble vinyl edition of SACRILEGIOUS RITE's debut album is available now and ready to ship... Dismal and Occult Death/Black from Germany.
NEW SIGNINGS | UPCOMING
We are happy to announce new signings and new coming releases soon. We start with TUNJUM, a female based death/doom band from Lima (Perú). Their album had been recorded and will be mixed/mastered soon by Liquid Aether Audio (Germany). People who are into MYTHIC will worship this masterpiece. The album of GRIMOIRE DE OCCULTE with the title "WISDOM OF THE DEAD", had been recorded, mixed & mastered and is going to be released on CD/LP this year. Exclusive artwork from Paolo Girardi. Peruvian cult Death Metal horde ANAL VOMIT had signed for a exclusive release of their "INTO THE ETERNAL AGONY" Demo and "SUDAMERICA BRUTAL" + Bonus on vinyl. Expect something heavy ! More news soon...
LAMENTATION | T-SHIRT | RESTOCKED ! The official shirt of the greek dungeon synth legend from the 90's is available again. Don't miss it.
SACRILEGIOUS RITE – “SUMMONED FROM BEYOND”
CD | LP | DIGITAL
NOBLE VINYL EDITION IS FINALLY AVAILABLE !!!
180g (Heavy Vinyl), 300gsm Cover, 220gsm Innersleeve, Poster in A2 format
DUNKELHEIT PRODUKTIONEN is proud to present SACRILEGIOUS RITE'S highly anticipated debut album, Summoned From Beyond.
Although a seemingly brand-new name, SACRILEGIOUS RITE's history stretches back to the '90s, when the band was formed following the breakup of Captis Damnare, who were active from 1999-2010. The remaining members Sumnor Amdis and E.I.-M. moved on to take a new path matching their interests and visions more than Captis Damnare ever did or could do. Their possibilities were limited, although there was inspiration, for sure. Infernal Beast, the drummer, left the band after a year. Throughout this timespan, some songs were recorded and a few gigs were played. This lineup recorded that songs that comprised the split releases with the German black metal legends Ungod and Bolivian cult Bestial Holocaust. 
After Infernal Beast dropped out of the band, a lot of experiments with the lineup were undertaken - without any success. For a while, SACRILEGIOUS RITE went on hiatus because E.I.M. lost interest in being a musician for a while and Sumnor Amdis went to work on his other projects. On the edge of disbanding, a new drummer was installed. Sitrom Rogir came at the right time, bringing just the right amount of passion and fanatism to the table to get the band going again. Again, some concerts were played, and Angra Mainyu, former bassist of Captis Damnare, joined the band in the vacant position on bass. At last, the lineup was complete. The now-quartet eventually recorded the demo Black Curses of Death and the tracks for the split CD with GOATBLOOD and Dethroned.
With their lineup solidified and a number of live gigs under their bulletbelts, SACRILEGIOUS RITE hereby present their first full-length. Aptly titled Summoned From Beyond. A work of both grimy physicality and mystical aura, SACRILEGIOUS RITE fully embody the ancient spirt of black metal's yesteryears. By no means "retro"-minded nor completely against regressionism, the quartet conjure a pulsing bestiality cloaked in fog and sulfur, nodding as much to the early '90s Greek scene as they do South American wildness from the '80s. However, solid songwriting reigns supreme across Summoned From Beyond, and each of the eight central tracks (notwithstanding the mood-establishing intro and outro) patiently unfolds to envelop the listener in an orgy of vociferous violence and malignant majesty. Suitably, the recording balances robust rawness and lingering mystery alike, rivetheaded abandon and opaque splendor in equal measure. Further intensifying that orgiastic sensation, the album features a number of guest vocalists: INFERNAL EXECRATOR's Lord Ashir on "Sacrilegious Rite," Adaestuo's Hekte Zaren on "Remains of the Deceased," and Bestial Holocaust's Sonia Sepulcral on "Strigoicia."
The past is alive, and it's been Summoned From Beyond by SACRILEGIOUS RITE!
Bandcamp:  https://goo.gl/TNNdzv
YouTube:  https://goo.gl/GQyLYv
Order:  here
BLASPHEMOUSPUTREFACTION – “ABOMINABLE PREMONITION”
TAPE | DIGITAL
Taken deep from a tomb of a german graveyard... Doom bringing Death Metal with member of GOATBLOOD. Limited to 200 red cassettes with black print.
BLASPHEMOUS PUTREFACTION walk the paths of long forgotten, Doom rotten Death Metal in the vein of the ancient... The GOATBLOOD-member Satanic Death Vulva (vocals, guitars) teams up with Tar Morion (drums): This first demo, “Abominable Premonition”, is bloodcurdling. It is an unbelievably rotten studio recording, which has also been mixed by Deathroned Production (Germany) and put into tape format, on red cassettes with black print, limited to 200 copies. The artwork, done by Grasenstyle Blood Artwork is a glimpse of what is waiting inside….!
Bandcamp:
https://dunkelheitprod.bandcamp.com/album/abominable-premonition
YouTube: 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hGdfODwDT0g
Order:  here
KAPALA – “ INFEST CESSPOOL”
CD | LP | DIGITAL
DUNKELHEIT PRODUKTIONEN is proud to present the utterly savage debut mini-album from a shocking newcomer in the fast-rising Indian black metal scene: KAPALA's Infest Cesspool. 
Formed in the depths of Kolkata, India, KAPALA have had one - and only one - objective since its formation: to play the most intense and bestial musick and annihilate the cesspool. Inspired by such legends such as Goatpenis, Revenge, Black Witchery, Blasphemy, Conqueror, and many other violent entities, KAPALA seek to wage total sonic warfare with a strong obsession for the concept of "Survival of the Fittest." And indeed, they accomplish that in the swift 'n' decisive 20 minutes comprising their first public recording, Infest Cesspool. 
A true power-trio that's more like a three-man war machine, KAPALA seek to crush, kill, and destroy all in their path with overwhelming violence and totally OTT intensity. Their arsenal of shredded decibels is bountiful, as each riff and drum hit becomes its own weapon, unleashing wave after wave after unmitigatedly annihilating wave. Stripped to only the barest essentials and with a rawness pushed well past the red, Infest Cesspool quickly becomes its own blown-out, charred-beyond-redemption landscape, unforgiving and unrelenting and unforgettably so. 
There will be nothing left but scorched earth and eviscerated eardrums after this Infest Cesspool has been wiped clean - KAPALA's martial dominance will prevail!
Bandcamp:  https://goo.gl/aGsh6i
YouTube:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7KHJjDDX2nI
Order: here
LAMENTATION -Fullmoon Over Faerhaeven
T-SHIRT | All Sizes
Fruit Of The Loom | 100% Cotton
The greek dungeon synth/ambient legend from the 90's with the officicial shirt of the demo artwork is available again. After strong inquiery of the sold out shirt, we decided to run a reprint. So the shirt is available in all sizes again.
Order: http://shop.dunkelheit-produktionen.de

NEWS 6.1.2018

Neues Jahr ,neues Glück ,neuer Stress ... ??? Naja ,mal sehen ,was uns die nächsten 365 Tage so alles bringen werden . Jetzt heißt es erst einmal wieder ,in den alltäglichen Wahnsinn einzusteigen ,seinen Geist und seine Körperregionen wieder zu ordnen und dann mit voller Kraft wieder loszulegen .  In erster Linie heißt es jetzt dann erst einmal ,die aktuelle Ausgabe unter Euch zu bringen und vor allem , das bevorstehende Festivaljahr so ganz langsam zu planen und zu organisieren .Der Arbeitgeber will ja nun schließlich schon beizeiten wissen ,wann seine alternden Mitarbeiter unbedingt Urlaub brauchen - grins .Wenn man dann Ende des Monats eventuell wieder seinen Rhythmus gefunden hat und auch seine Gedanken wieder sortiert hat ,wird‘s wohl so sein ,dass wir dann bereits schon wieder die Planung für unsere Jubiläumsausgabe ,die Nr 50 ,in Angriff nehmen werden .  So wie die Planung bei uns aussieht  ,soll diese ja dann nun schon wieder bereits im Juni/Juli bereit stehen ,um Euch die Langweile zu vertreiben .Bis dahin könnt ihr Euch aber erst mal noch auf die aktuelle Ausgabe stürzen ,welche noch genügend vorhanden ist und nur darauf wartet ,von Euch in Beschlag genommen zu werden .
FATAL UNDERGROUND No.49
Underground stuff for underground maniacs
schwarz/weiß kopiertes Fanzine
A5  deutsch  118 Seiten
Interviews  
EVERLASTING CARNAGE ( Death Metal )
ZEIT ( Black Metal/ Sludge )
DEHUMAN REIGN ( Death Metal )
METAL GUARDIAN MAGAZIN
PESTHOLE (Blackened Thrash Metal )
SUFFER YOURSELF (Funeral/Doom/Death Metal )
DER DUNKLE PARABELRITTER
INCREMATE ( Death Metal )
DESTEUFELS ( Crust/Death Metal/Grindcore )
NUCLEAR DEATH TERROR (APOCALYPTIC DEATHCRUST )
KAI LINKOHR ( Veranstalter des K-TOWN METALFEST )
+ massenweise Reviews
+ Vorbericht IN FLAMMEN FESTIVAL
+ Specials
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BRONSON A.D. -  “WARPATH  “
Nach zwei EP’s und einigen Sampler-Beiträgen ist es für Bronson A.D. an der Zeit ihren aggressiven Mix aus Thrash Metal und Hardcore auf ein Full-Lengh-Album zu packen. Ihr stark vom Thrash Metal der 90er Jahre und vom NYHC beeinflusster Sound lässt Headbanger sowie Mosh-Kids gleichermaßen den Pit aufmischen. Produziert und aufgenommen haben sie ihr Album „WARPATH“ im Desert Inn Studio, in dem auch „Milking the Goatmachine“ und „Lay Down Rotten“ ihre Alben produzieren. „WARPATH“ ist nicht nur der Albumtitel, sondern auch das Konzept der Platte. Bronson A.D. gehen mit allem, was ihr Blut zum Kochen bringt, hart ins Gericht! Nazis, gesellschaftlicher Zwang, Missbrauch und die allgemeine Schuld am Elend anderer sind nur einige der Themen gegen die sie auf dem Kriegspfad sind. Das Artwork kommt von „Rough Shot Productions“, die bereits mit Hessaja, Bloodspot, Plaquebourne u.a. zusammen gearbeitet haben. Zehn Tracks, die ihr euch zulegen solltet, wenn das Album im Februar 2018 erscheint.
Tracklist
01. Harbinger Of Death (Intro) (1:37)
02. After The Impact (3:09)
03. Horrortrip (3:36)
04. Nuclear Generation (3:38)
05. Eat Shit (2:52)
06. Warpath (3:18)
07. For The Weak (3:24)
08. New World Depression (4:01)
09. Culture (4:41)
10. Maikäfer Flieg (Outro) (2:06)
Bronson A.D
  https://www.facebook.com/bronsonafterdeath
Bastardized Recordings  www.bastardized.net    www.facebook.com/Bastardizedrec   www.youtube.com/BastardizedVideo
Das neue  CORROSIVE Album "LUCIFER GAVE THE FAITH" ist seit dem 08. Dezember erhältlich. Zum gleichnamigen Titeltrack gibt es ab sofort ein Lyricvideo im MDD YouTube Channel!
Das Album enthält 10 Songs bei einer Spielzeit von knapp 45 Minuten erstklassigern Death Metal sowohl skandinavischer als auch amerikanischer Prägung mit einem Schuss Melodie und derber Brutalität. Außerdem sind die Arbeiten für den offiziellen Videoclip zum Song "Taste The Pain" weitestgehend abgeschlossen, eine Veröffentlichung ist ebenfalls in den nächsten Wochen geplant!
Corrosive @ Facebook: 
https://www.facebook.com/corrosiveband/
Order @ MDD Shophttps://goo.gl/p6sTxj
Zum Jahreswechsel hat das legendäre UNDER THE BLACK SUN Festival einen richtigen Hammer bekannt gegeben: Niemand geringeres als WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM werden in den Wäldern außerhalb Berlins die Bühne entern. Nach Bestätigungen wie ARCTURUS, BATUSHKA oder MASTER'S HAMMER erwartet die Besucher am ersten Juli-Wochenende in diesem Jahr ein echtes Highlight.
Das bisher bestätigte Billing im Überblick:
777
Abhomine
Arcturus
A Canorous Quintet
Author
Batushka
Cirith Gorgor
Délétère
Fin
Halphas
Hellfire Deathcult
Horn
Master's Hammer
Mosaic
Nocturnal
Outre
Schrat
Shroud Of Satan
Sigh
Throneum
Wolves In The Throne Room
Weitere Bands kommen in Kürze.
Das UNDER THE BLACK SUN wird vom 05.07. - 07.07.2018 wieder auf der Freilichtbühne in Friesack stattfinden.
Tickets: https://www.folter666shop.de/de/Tickets/
CORBIAN - "SUPREMACY OF FIRE"
Machine-gun doublebass, devil-like growls and screams, a powerful wall of sound along with epic melodies distinguishes the melodic death metal band Corbian from a lot of other bands. 
The 2014 founded 5-man formation from Offenbach knows how to interact with their fans. An interactive stage show, paired with a threatening light mood and genre-varied songs, lead even the most skeptical guests up to headbanging and moshing. Their upcoming album "Supremacy of Fire" contains hymns to sing along, brutal headbang riffs and a shuddering atmosphere. Lyrics about loss, hatred and pain round off the atmosphere of their new album. Through the influences of Hardcore, Thrash-Black and Death Metal, Corbian are often compared with bands such as Amon Amarth, At The Gates Kataklysm and Heaven Shall Burn.
https://www.facebook.com/Corbian/     https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPJwZbJUmTOj45e_m8gBqJw
EXARSIS - "NEW WAR ORDER”
Genre: Thrash Metal
Classic Old School Thrash Metal seems to be experiencing its renaissance these days. The Greeks of Exarsis, however, are among the representatives of the genre who have kept the flag of Thrash Metal up even in times when it seemed far less popular in public perception. Since their 2010 demo, the guys are on the road and have released two highly-acclaimed albums with "The Brutal State" and "The Human Project" in 2013 and 2015. These have led to concerts and tours with bands such as Suicide Silence, Fuel By Fire, Anthrax, Judas Priest,- or as now on the occasion of the release of the new album with Onslaught and Artillery brought.
With "New War Order", Exarsis release an album which lets every Thrash Metal Maniac click his tongue. These Greeks do not stingy with neckbreaker riffs and dizzying solos, which should lead every fan of this genre to create some space in his record collection between Overkill, Nuclear Assault, Vio-Lence an Anthrax
"New War Order" was recorded at the D Studios in Athens and mixed and mastered by Mike Karpathiou. Like on their previous albums, Andrei Bouzikov (Municipal Waste, Toxic Holocsaust, Cannabis Corpse etc) was in charge of the artwork.
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ETERNAL TORMENT - "BLIND TO REALITY"
GENRE: Death Metal
ORIGIN: Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
Eternal Torment's brand of brutal death metal consists of weaving technical guitar riffs, relentless drumming, pounding bass lines and truly ferocious vocals to create a devastating fully automatic assault reminiscent of many influences ranging from classic 80’s to current death metal bands.
Eternal Torment's unique combination of raw unprocessed sounds, unrelenting rhythms and instrumental attack appeases the stringent demands of heaviness, originality, complexity, speed and precision insisted upon by avid death metal lovers, yet catchy memorable songs that intrigue the listeners of all metal genres. The band's live show is authentic and engaging, their recordings are technically rich and their live sound is captured brilliantly in extreme hi-fi, almost as if your standing right at the front of the stage, defying the listeners pre-conceived notions about the age-old genre typically renowned in the past for low-fi, inaccessible recordings.
https://www.facebook.com/EternalTormentband/
French Doom Metal band CONVICTION, side project of Olivier Verron aka Amduscias from TEMPLE OF BAAL, announces the release of their new digital single «OUTWORN».
This release is downloadable for free on CONVICTION’s bandcamp :
  http://www.convictiondoom.bandcamp.com
«Those two tracks deal with time, and the damage it does to both human relationships and self esteem », says Oliver Verron. « I had this pure Doom Metal project in mind since the nineties, but couldn’t find any musicians back then so I finally decided to go for it alone, as a one-man band, first by releasing a demo in 2013». 
A one-man band that was doomed to evolve into a real band, as drummer Rachid «Teepee» Trabelsi (Moonskin, Corrosive Elements), joined CONVICTION soon after the release of the single as well as a bass player and a guitar player whose names are still to be announced.
CONVICTION has now started to work on their first album that should be released at the end of the year.
http://www.convictiondoom.bandcamp.com     http://www.facebook.com/convictiondoom   https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuecjYaLIrtOIvq9Y8JNhLg
Italian Death Dealers DOMINHATE have released lyric and drum play-through videos for "Faith Delirius Imago," a song taken from Lavadome Productions EP EMISSARIES OF MORNING. Check 'em both out below.
Lyric video:  youtu.be/c2gaQwXREq0
Drum play-through video:  youtu.be/ajEozGX09SU
Emissaries of Morning was released on Lavadome Productions in 2016 on CD and digital formats. Expect a vicious assault! This is pure, dark, unholy, and uncompromising death metal! Digital promos are  available upon request. The EP can be streamed in its entirety on  Youtube  and  Bandcamp . Visit one of the following links to order Emissaries of Morning.
CD:  store.lavadome.org/product_info.php?products_id=1152
Digital:  lavadome.bandcamp.com/album/emissaries-of-morning
facebook.com/Dominhate/   facebook.com/lavadome
GUILLOTINE - "GUILLOTINE”
Genre: black/death/doom
In an age of decay, the world cries out for metal that delivers with power and reverence for the gods who came before. In answer to the call rises Guillotine, groovy death metal crusaders hailing from Athens and Atlanta, Georgia. Harnessing the sonic extremes of death and black metal while executing with nuance and subtlety, Guillotine is a harbinger of drastic change, of revolution. Heads will roll.
Guillotine was first conceived in 2003 in rural southwest Georgia.  After more than a decade of hibernation, brothers Lance and Adam Miller resurrected Guillotine in 2015 with fresh ideas and direction. Drummer Evan Posey has since joined the lineup, adding his brutal metal pummeling to the Miller brothers’ oozing grooves.  In 2016, Guillotine began playing shows with an album’s worth of original songs, which were immortalized in June 2017 at Ledbelly Sound Studio with Matthew Washburn at the helm recording, mixing, and mastering. This album bears a sound intrinsic to the Miller brothers, combining traces of black metal, old school death metal, and NOLA sludge to create a massive wall of crushing doom.  With lyrical themes of time travel, ancient aliens, interdimensional vampire gods, and conspiracy theories galore, the album sets the scene of the conceptual universe in which the stories of Guillotine will be told.  Feast your ears upon what is only the first taste of Guillotine. 
https://guillotinemf.bandcamp.com/releases
Hailing from Canada, black metal collective BLIGHT was formed in 2008 from ex-members of bands such as Vatican or Unquintessence. Now, while deeply into finishing and polishing tracks for an upcoming full-length album to be recorded sometime in 2018, Blight have premiered their latest effort "THE TEACHINGS + DEATH REBORN" on Games, Brrraaains & A Head-Banging Life. "The Teachings + Death Reborn" compiles the band's EPs and was released for the first time on CD on December 22nd via Black Market Metal.
You can stream the album in full at this location: https://gbhbl.com/album-premiere-blight-teachings-death-reborn/
Wish you all a terrific new year! I waited till it was the right time to send out promos of this doom metal supergroup with members of acclaimed bands such as PANTHEIST, VOID OF SILENCE, APHONIC THRENODY, etc. Metal Injection premiered their first 30-min track AT THIS LINK, in which the writer Cody Davis described their music as thus -
"If there was ever a group to pull off a 30-minute song as their introduction to the world, it is certainly this band. They wonderfully combine the romantic death-doom of the early Peaceville era with the glacial pace of funeral doom."
TOWARDS ATLANTIS LIGHTS (INTERNATIONAL) - 'DUST OF AEONS'
Box Set / Digipak CD / Merch / Digital (March 5th, 2018)
Genre - Atmospheric Death/Doom Metal
Release Date - March 5th, 2018
Record Label - Transcending Obscurity Records (India)
For fans of - BELL WITCH, MOURNFUL CONGREGATION, USNEA, SKEPTICISM, PANTHEIST, ILLIMITABLE DOLOR, JUPITERIAN
Doom metal supergroup TOWARDS ATLANTIS LIGHTS give us a sublime album of heart-wrenching drama emanating from historical events. Members of acclaimed bands like PANTHEIST, APHONIC THRENODY and VOID OF SILENCE weave together a majestic tale brimming with melancholy and emotional strife. Each song is an elegant expression of their dreamlike visions of a world long past. They carry the burden of grief passed down from centuries with utmost grace and lend to the music an unmistakable nostalgic charm that is very much palpable. TOWARDS ATLANTIS LIGHTS have created a masterpiece of epic and atmospheric death/doom metal that is tempered with talent, experience and vision. 
Line up: 
Kostas Panagiotou (PANTHEIST, LANDSKAP) - Vocals and keyboards
Riccardo Veronese (APHONIC THRENODY, DEA MARICA, ARRANT SAUDADE) - Bass 
Ivan Zara (VOID OF SILENCE) - Guitar 
Ivano Olivieri - Drums 
Artwork and layout - Francesco Gemelli (KATATONIA, MAYHEM, ABIGOR) 
Track list: 
1. The Bunker Of Life 
2. Babylon's Hanging Gardens
3. Alexandria's Library 
4. Greeting Mausolus' Tomb
Official TOWARDS ATLANTIS LIGHTS Bandcamp
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Transcending Obscurity Records Facebook
Official Transcending Obscurity YouTube Channel
Thank you very much!  Kunal Choksi  Label owner/Editor/PR head
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Hi – Chris and Paul here from Imperative PR. Two of our most exciting recent campaigns are about to come to an end.
First, the curtain falls on the battlescarred death metal of NIHIL EYES and their immense debut album, BLACK PATH. It’s hard to believe that this album is the very first release from Nihil Eyes - such is the accomplished poise and presence that radiates from monstrous steel-clad tracks like ‘Treachery And Id’ and ‘Burn The Leech’, that you’d swear they were the work of veteran campaigners.  Mixed and mastered by the legendary Dan Swanö (Asphyx, Bloodbath, Incantation and too many others to mention) the sound on Black Path is soul-shaking in its dark power, the drive and force behind the immaculately crafted, armour plated tracks simply fearsome.The response to the album from the metal media has been magnificent, the press taking the thunderous bombardment to their hearts...
Also stepping away from the spotlight are FROZEN OCEAN, with their stunning TRANSIENCE collection. Transience is a beautiful, expansive guide to the world of Frozen Ocean, featuring fifteen remastered tracks, three previously unreleased, representing the best of Frozen Ocean’s incredible canon of work. Transience is comprised of three chapters, each one formed from the substance of a different musical style; from dark ambient, from a post-rock wasteland that lies between ambient and metal and from atmospheric, blackened metal – all bound together into one immaculate, frost rimed whole. Additionally, the download pack includes breathtaking new cover art, a selection of Frozen Ocean flyers, an original poem that explores the thoughts behind Transience and a set of wallpapers for the stunning A Perfect Solitude album.
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FLESH HOARDER signs to Comatose Music! Debut album 'HOMICIDAL NECROPHILE' coming this Spring!From the rancid innards of central Texas, the death metal savages known as Flesh Hoarder have risen from a five year incubation to unleash their grisly debut release ‘Homicidal Necrophile’. Erupting with ferocious vocals and crushing riffs, trampled by a relentless drum assault that’s certain to decimate the weak. This album is essential with unforgiving brutality that will be celebrated by the barbaric and praised by the sick. Coming Spring 2018…
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  Kunal Choksi  Label owner/Editor/PR head
Russia's post black metallers L'HOMME ABSURDE have published a video for their latest single "CLEANSING THE TEMPLE", which was released on Christmas day and will be available on the band's upcoming album.
L'Homme Absurd was initially founded as the one-man-band of A., drummer for russian doom metal bands such as Mare Infinitum, Who Dies In Siberian Slush and Comatose Vigil, being the mastermind of doom/downtempo band A Youn Man's Funeral as well. Now A. is joined by other musicians, which released together "Monsters", their debut full-length, in 2016.
Watch the video for "Cleansing The Temple" at this location: 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GeBgbSXDy2s
Horror Pain Gore Death Productions have released the new album from California's VIOLENT OPPOSITION entitled UTOPIA/DYSTOPIA today as a digital album for only $1.00!  The full album is streaming via the HPGD Bandcamp and below is the official description:
Violent Opposition return to Horror Pain Gore Death Productions with the new album 
Utopia/Dystopia. A vicious mix of Grind, Death Metal, Hardcore, Punk, Rock and Jazz minced into a pungent gruel. Tons and tons of riffs, Violent Opposition have created music that takes you on a psychological journey and rewires the brain! For fans of Agoraphobic Nosebleed, Atrocity, Avulsion, Noisear, Parlamentarisk Sodomi, Pig Destroyer, Psudoku and Suffocation.
Listen to the entire release for FREE, then purchase the Digital Download for only $1.00 at  https://hpgd.bandcamp.com/album/utopia-dystopia 
Album Artwork:  
https://f4.bcbits.com/img/a1114683459_10.jpg
Listen to the track "Controlled Opposition" at   https://youtu.be/7dgdGq1tFlk
TRACK LISTING:
1. Controlled Opposition
2. You're Your Own Straw Man
3. People Become What You Make Them
4. Lies Pollute The Mind
5. False Scarcity
6. The Knowledge Of Everything Is A State Of Being
7. Arrogance Is Insecurity
8. Possessions Foster Distrust
9. It's All The Same Team
10. Deacons For Defense
11. The True Heros Have Been Forgotten
12. Watch The End
www.facebook.com/ViolentOpposition2020   horrorpaingoredeath.com     facebook.com/horrorpaingoredeath
VESSEL ON INIQUITY -  SELF TITLED MINI-LP
UK-Based One-Man Black/Death/Noise Monstrosity Unveils Horrific Debut Release - Full Stream at Toilet ov Hell.
Happy new year! Kicking 2018 off with a real taste of hell, we're happy to present you with the release of the life-shattering debut album of UK-based one-man black/death/noise monstrosity Vessel of Iniquity. Fifteen minutes of unfathomable audial terror designed to disintegrate existence directly from within. Fifteen minutes of inconceivable sonic trauma administered through the unholy abuse of the most blighted blackened death metal and of the most anti-human and liminal strains of noise, drone and power electronics.  A sensorially annihilating and humiliating sonic holocaust that has brought together the diverse but equally decimating aesthetics of extreme acts like Gnaw Their Tongues, Impetuous Ritual, and Teitanblood to conceive the most absurd and completely unthinkable realms of musical devastation.
Toilet ov Hell have premiered the album in full calling the release a "a downward spiral of churning blast beats and coiling electronic swells" - you can check out their feature
HERE.
The self titled Vessel of Iniquity mini album will be released officially in the US by Sentient Ruin, and in the EU by Xenoglossy Productions on January 19 2018. vinyl, tapes and digital products can now be pre-ordered on our store and Bandcamp.
Thank you as always for your support and attention given to our release(s).
  Sincerely,  Sentient Ruin.

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THE STONE – “TEATA APSURDA”
Genre: Black Metal
Label: Mizantropeon Record
Im gottlosen Universum, unter den untreuen Ghoulen, gibt es keinen Puls der Existenz und kein menschliches Fleisch. Winde des Absurden stellen das Stadium des Verderbens ein, wo keine Bewegung wirkt, wo keine Stimme spricht, nur die tiefe Kraft des „Surd“ atmet, umgeben von der ewigen Stille in düsterer Kakophonie.
Mit „Teata Apsurda“ präsentieren wir das achte Studioalbum einer der markantesten und authentischsten Black-Metal-Bands der heutigen Zeit, THE STONE. Gegründet 1996 in Belgrad, Serbien, hat die Band nie aufgehört, die Dunkelheit als Kennzeichen ihres künstlerischen Schaffens zu tragen und auf einer Fülle von Veröffentlichungen, aber auch live auf diversen Tourneen und Festivals zu verewigen. Ihr Schaffen erwies sich als eine der stärksten und kompromisslosesten musikalischen Einheiten der letzten zwei Jahrzehnte.
Aufgenommen, gemixt und gemastert wurde das Album im Hellsound Studio in Tschechien bei Produzent und Drummer Honza Kapák (MASTER'S HAMMER, AVENGER). Dieser Feinschliff hat die nihilistische Essenz perfekt zusammengefasst und es geschafft, dass dort, wo das Handwerk auf die Finsternis trifft, die Kunst der Dunkelheit unheilvoll strahlt. Das neue THE STONE-Album ist ein abgründiges Geschenk natürlicher Aggressivität, das die Dämonen des inneren Geistes zelebriert.
Offizieller Albumstream:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BmRAF0qYrgU&t=2064s
Promo-Video "Gavranovo":   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KfZCgdWBdEA                                                                           
EXKLUSIVES KONZERT VON MAIDEN UNITED AM SAMSTAG, 20. JANUAR, IM BAD HOMBURGER KURTHEATER
Gänsehautgefühle sind garantiert, wenn die Iron-Maiden-Akustik-Tributeband Maiden United am Samstag, 20. Januar 2018, bei einem exklusiven Konzert Station im Bad Homburger Kurtheater macht. Gleichzeitig bedeutet ein Maiden United-Konzert ein großes Aufgebot an musikalischen Topstars. Zum Bad Homburger Auftritt hat die All-Stars-Band um Damian Wilson (Threshold), Ruud Jolie und Mike Coolen (beide Within Temptation) zahlreiche prominente Gäste, welche zur Elite im Rock- und Heavy-Sektor zählen, mit dabei.
Bei der einmaligen Show in Bad Homburg wird die Band diesmal von Ralf Scheepers (Primal Fear), Doogie White (Rainbow), Frank Beck (Gamma Ray) Dennis Stratton (Praying Mantis / Iron Maiden) und Micky Huijsmans (End Of The Dream) unterstützt und sorgt so für einen akustischen Konzerthöhepunkt. Dieses Gastspiel ist nicht nur für Fans der Metal-Legende Iron Maiden gedacht, sondern ein Genuss für alle Liebhaber handgemachter Musik.
Maiden United ist ein niederländisch–englisch Projekt, das aus Musikern aus erstklassigen Rockbands besteht. Wie der Name vermuten lässt, spielen Maiden United Songs der britischen Heavy-Metal-Legende Iron Maiden in akustischen Versionen. Bislang haben Maiden United drei, von der Fachpresse hochgelobte Studioalben, veröffentlicht. Die Band wurde 2006 von Bassist Joey Bruers ins Leben gerufen. Die akustischen Interpretationen dieser Ausnahmeband gehen weit über die üblichen Coverversionen hinaus: Mit einigen Musikern spielte Bruers verschiedene Lieder der Band in Akustikversionen, welche vom Publikum positiv aufgenommen wurden. Steve Harris, der Bassist von Iron Maiden, sah ein Konzert von Maiden United und war begeistert. Zusammen mit dem Within-Temptation-Gitarristen Ruud Jolie arrangierte Bruers also weitere Lieder von Iron Maiden neu und suchte nach Musikern für das Projekt. Mit Damian Wilson (Threshold) wurde schließlich einer der besten Sänger des Metalsektors gefunden.
Seit über zehn Jahren tourt die Band erfolgreich durch Europa und begeistert bei ihren Auftritten eine stetig wachsende Fangemeinde. Auch auf den großen Festivals wie dem Wacken Open, dem Bang Your Head in Balingen und dem Dynamo-Festival in den Niederlanden ist die Band ein immer wieder gern gesehener Gast.
Als Support wird die niederländische Motörhead-Akustik-Band „Snake Bite Love“ mit ihren außergewöhnlichen Interpretationen das Publikum begeistern.
Anlässlich des Konzertes ist eine ganz besondere Benefiz-Aktion geplant, deren Erlös an die Organisation „Inklusion muss laut sein“ geht. Das Tattoo-Studio „Körperkult“ aus Bad Homburg bietet am Konzertabend die Möglichkeit, sich zu einem Sonderpreis ein „Eddie“-Motiv stechen zu lassen. Eddie ist das Maskottchen der britischen Metaller von Iron Maiden. Die Wahlmöglichkeit besteht zwischen einem handtellergroßen Eddie-Kopf (150 Euro) und einem Iron-Maiden-Schriftzug (100 Euro). Natürlich geht auch beides in Kombination (200 Euro). Gewählt werden kann aus verschiedenen, vom Studio vorgegebenen Motiven, welche ab dem 27. Dezember auf folgenden Seiten begutachtet werden können:  www.facebook.com/Körperkult-274498109231730/, www.koerperkult.tv  und  www.facebook.com/MFTB-Concerts-UG-414033348772464.  Voranmeldung ist erforderlich und erfolgt ab Dienstag, 2. Januar, unter Telefon: 06172-683494. Termine sind Montag, 15. Januar sowie der Konzerttag selber, Samstag, 20. Januar. Das Studio befindet sich direkt im Komplex des Kurtheaters.
„Inklusion Muss Laut Sein“ setzt sich für die Barrierefreiheit von öffentlichen Kulturveranstaltungen und die Inklusion von Menschen mit Behinderungen ein, um diesen die Teilnahme an Konzerten und anderen Events zu ermöglichen. Infos unter: www.i-m-l-s.com.
Beginn des Konzertes am 20. Januar ist um 20 Uhr, Einlass um 19 Uhr. Tickets ab 26,50 Euro (zzgl. Gebühren) unter: www.frankfurtticket.de
Veranstalter:            MFTB Concerts UG
Kontakt:  Michael Rehwald  Gartenfeldstraße 18   61350 Bad Homburg  Tel: 0172-3989414      michael@mftb-concerts.de
Vorverkauf:  https://www.frankfurtticket.de/tickets/maiden-united-6713.18371/
Video:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m7xpqsvrRks      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8mAl7jwRJys
After unveiling the gorgeous artwork, which was made by none other than Reuben Bhattacharya aka Visual Amnesia (SLIPKNOT, TWELVE FOOT NINJA, DEMONIC RESURRECTION), DEMONSTEALER waste no time and immediately unleash their second song off their highly ambitious album 'The Last Reptilian Warrior'. Featuring contributions from members of bands such as SEPTICFLESH, ABORTED, NERVECELL and HIDEOUS DIVINITY, the song has been unleashed via the band's official YouTube channel AT THIS LINK.
The album will now have an extra track that will feature acclaimed drummer Daniel Presland (NE OBLIVISCARIS). A video of him talking about his participation can be viewed AT THIS LINK
Updated track listing of the album - 
1. The Grand Collapse Of Humanity featuring Kevin Paradis (BENIGHTED)
2. Sculpting The Archetype featuring Krimh (SEPTICFLESH), Stefano (ABORTED) & Rami (NERVECELL)
3. The Perspective Of Evil featuring Romain Goulon (NECROPHAGIST) & Arran McSporran (VIRVUM)
4. The Human Pestilence featuring David Diepold (COGNIZANCE) & Stefano (HIDEOUS DIVINITY) 
5. No Victory In War featuring Kevin Paradis (BENIGHTED) & Shoi Sen (DE PROFUNDIS)
6. The Weak Shall Perish featuring David Dielpold (COGNIZANCE), Arran McSporran (DE PROFUNDIS) & Mendel (ABORTED)
7. The Last Reptilian Warrior
8. Bonus track featuring Dan Presland (NE OBLIVISCARIS)
The crowd-funding campaign for this epic album is still going on AT THIS LINK. More details will be revealed shortly. 
Official DEMONSTEALER Bandcamp
DEMONSTEALER Facebook
Thanks!
  Kunal Choksi  Label owner/Editor/PR Head                                                                          
ASPHODELOS -  "THE FIVE RIVERS OF EREBOS”
Genre
: Death Metal
Originating from "Hatred Within" in 2010, the Thuringian band Asphodelos play classical death metal with a slight Scandinavian touch. Since their foundation, they have released regular demos that have attracted a lot of attention within the scene. With the long-awaited debut album "The Five Rivers Of Erebos" the guys show now that they are ready to take the next step.
Musically, the listener can expect a lot of hammering riffs and a steamroller-like basic mood, in which the thematic spectrum from Greek mythology to the abysses of the human soul is implemented with a touch of melancholy. Recorded in the Thuringian Hörsturz studio and produced, mixed and mastered by Norman Wille (e. g. Carrion, Beneath the Dying Sky) the quintet makes a great debut.
The artwork for the album was created by Roberto Toderico, who was also responsible for releases from Asphyx, Sinister and Rogash. Fans of old Dismember, At The Gates and Hypocrisy should definitely take a listen.
Black Sunset      MDD Records
Austria's death metal collective FALLEN UTOPIA have launched a video teaser for their upcoming album "DISEQUILIBRIUM". You can also take a first look at the cover artwork by Still-a-Kid in the video as well.
The album will be released on January 22nd, 2018 via Cursed Records.
You can watch the teaser at this location:
 
www.youtube.com/watch?v=F--OEvDIoY4
SAVAGE ANNIHILATION – “ QUAND S'ABAISSE LA CROIX DU BLASPHEME”
Often mistakenly taken for the orthodox Death Metal band they can seem to sound like if not really paying attention to what they create, SAVAGE ANNIHILATION are a unique band pushing the envelope of their old-school influences to embark the listener into a world of their very own.
Lyrically, its gross. Its crude. Its raw. Its dismembered and grotesque. Musically, its brutal. Its heavy. Its violent but theres far more than what the rotten eye can see: SAVAGE ANNIHILATION’s creations are all part of a global concept and its all about hopelessness and desperation.
Started fifteen years ago, the band took ten years to shape, define, re-define and re-shape their unique artistic approach and release their debut, Cannibalisme, hérésie et autres sauvageries” (2012) and it took them five more years to come with the sequel, Quandsabaisse la croix du blasphème, going even further into their post-apocalyptic visions of a world beyond doomed.
Following the path started with its predecessor, the new album is total nihilism, pure heresy and blasphemy, gore beyond gore ; savage, annihilating but it’s first and foremost an artistic, conceptual story where salvation doesnt exist.
Fewer yet longer songs, all connected one to the other make Quands abaisse la croix du blasphème” a tough listen, an oppressing experience and a challenge somehow, and when you think you will finally see the light at the end of the tunnel when you reach the last track of this nightmarish journey into gruesome horror (and few will be strong enough to survive such an unsustainable nauseating bad trip!),
 Le tombeau de l atrocité” featuring international opera singer Claire Motté again (she was already a guest on their debut), youll soon discover this beautiful moment of sublime grace is in fact the last spark of life into your eye before you die.
Welcome to your most fascinating nightmare.
FORMATS
500 hand-numbered copies limited edition DigiPak CD first print
300 hand-numbered copies limited edition 12" LP first print (with a bonus track)
Digital
DISCOGRAPHY
2017 "Quand s'abaisse la croix du blasphème" [album]
2017 "Organe après organe" [free digital EP]
2012 "Cannibalisme, hérésie et autres sauvageries" [album]
LINE UP
David "Dave Savage" Chaigne - Guitars & Vocals
Benoît "Crawling B-Low" Jean - Bass
Mickaël "Mike Savage" Chaigne - Drums
Savage Annihilation @ Facebook   XenoKorp @ Facebook
Iasi, Romania based Progressive Doom Metallers PARAGON COLLAPSE have set the release date for their upcoming debut full-length album, THE DAWNING, for the 20th of January 2018, in collaboration with Loud Rage Music.
Listen to a new track, A Whisper of Destiny, and pre-order The Dawning here:
https://loudragemusic.bandcamp.com/album/paragon-collapse-the-dawning (digital pre-order)
http://shop.loudragemusic.com/paragon-collapse-the-dawning (Jewel-case CD pre-order)
The Dawning cover artwork is actually a painting by the band’s bass player, Vali Seciu.
Here’s what the band had to say about the album:
“The Dawning does not necessarily want to convey a message, but it is up to the listener to identify and interpret a possible message. Although the lyrics of the songs describe various states and inner living, alternating between love and madness, hope and suicidal depression, we would like each listener to live each song individually, to understand them from the perspective of their own experiences, and if after listening to songs, the listener does not remain indifferent, it means that our goal has been reached.
As for this painting, the viewer can sense the meaning of it right from the title. The first light is so much more than the twilight before the dawn. In this case, dawn is the absolute truth we tend to as people, that beautiful truth, also highlighting the fact that existence takes place between two extremes, lies and truth. The first extreme is made up of a life full of harmony, of pure beauty, but which is forgotten and thus destroyed. The second extreme represents the uglier side of life, lies and hatred, whose appearance of masquerade deceives and seduces man. These two opposites define our lives, the dichotomy in which we lead our existence, the struggle that we carry from birth to death. The true beauty of life is so intangible, too far away, far too lonely, too forgotten, waiting for the dawn of absolute revelation.”
Tracklist:
01. The Endless Dream
02. The Stream
03. A Whisper of Destiny
04. Nirvana
05. Climbing the Abyss
06. A Winter Life
07. Deliverance
Paragon Collapse
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Loud Rage Music   www.loudragemusic.com    loudragemusic.bandcamp.com
Italian Occult Alchemists NECROART are back after 3 years of silence with the new stunning single CAINOhttps://youtu.be/QmKDkEfnbLQ
"Caino" is a strong come back by these pioneers of extreme music. Born and grown up taking influences from the 90’s extreme metal sonorities (read Moonspell and the early Swedish Death Metal scene), the band renewed its sound focusing on a more progressive yet extreme approach in the vein of Arcturus and Schammasch, starting a new journey into obscure territories and esoteric themes.
The new album is scheduled later during 2018 via THE GOATMANCER Records.
INFO: 
https://necroart1.bandcamp.com/   http://www.thegoatmancer.com/   
BIBLE BLACK TYRANT – “REGRET BEYOND DEATH”
Label : Argonauta Records
File Under: Sludge Metal / Doom Metal
Release Date: February 16th, 2018
Country: U.S.A
OVERVIEW     
BIBLE BLACK TYRANT, an oppressive sonic endeavor that features Tyler Smith, Aaron D.C. Edge and David S. Fylstra (members of Eagle Twin, Lumbar, KVØID). 
Beginning with a crushing density, Bible Black Tyrant’s ‘Regret Beyond Death’ offering immediately transports the listener into the dark forests of the Pacific Northwest at dusk; conjuring images of the sun setting against indecipherable, deciduous silhouettes. The air thickens as we continue a climb along a gently worn route to an unknown, undisclosed location. As the journey – and the record – lengthens, we are granted a strong scent of smoke and hemlock, of moss. Fear swirls 'round us now, fusing with the clamorous chants of a distant, uprising swarm, a loaded weight of atmospheric composition. Onward, and as the album nears its climactic conclusion, Bible Black Tyrant’s simultaneously oppressive and liberating mass projects a clear message written in the smoldering ashes: ‘Walk this path with us’”.
Bible Black Tyrant is:
Aaron D.C. Edge: Guitar / Bass / Vocals
Tyler Smith: Percussion
David S. Fylstra: Additional Guitar / Vocals / Soundscapes
SELLING POINTS
Featuring Eagle Twin, Lumbar, KVØID members.
Promotion in all relevant media and radio.
Recommended if you like: YOB, LUMBAR, NEUROSIS.
http://www.argonautarecords.com/  

VISIONS OF THE NIGHT - "SUPREME ACT OF WAR”

Death/BlackMilitary-inspired band VISIONS OF THE NIGHT(Toronto, Canada) began as a one man studio project by Wolvesblood in 1999 and has since evolved into a frenetic live act with session musicians. The stage show includes a sniper, an alcoholic doctor and the air wall of death where the audience members are given WWII airplanes to throw at each other during the wall of death.
The 2013 release entitled 'Guerrillas within their Midst', featured Todd Hansen (KING PARROT/THE BERZERKER) on session drums, a guest appearance from Rob Urbinati of the legendary thrash metal band SACRIFICE (Canada) and was recorded by Matt Connell ex-EXHUMED, ex-FUCK THE FACTS. 2015 brought a bizarre industrial remix reminiscent of the death metal remixes ofthe 90's.
2017 brings the new full length album 'Supreme Act Of War' that picks up where 'Guerrillas within their Midst' left off. It also features a guest vocal appearance by Mirai Kawashima of SIGH (Jp) and the return of Todd Hansen on session drums. It will be released on Nov.18 at the start of their tour in Seoul, Korea.
Quotes about their 'Guerrillas within their Midst' album:
"Rumbling, low-end and generally unpleasant, the war themed death metal malevolence of Visions Of The Night comes to crush you dead." -TERRORIZER MAG
"This is extreme metal at its finest, this is not a record that is going to get huge, but for the blackened death metal freaks who understand the nature of the music, well... Let's just say, for me Guerrillas within their Midst is a sort of instant cult classic." -TWO GUYS METAL REVIEWS
"Visions Of the Night are a very great sounding heavy and brutal blackened death metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this album" -
BRINGER OF DEATH ZINE

www.VisionsOfTheNight.net  www.youtube.com/VisionsOfTheNight    www.facebook.com/VotNofficial

NEWS 25.12.2017

Das verkackte Jahr ist nun zum Glück bald vorbei und man hat doch irgendwie die Hoffnung ,das im nächsten Jahr dann doch alles irgendwie besser wird .Wir werden sehen !Die scheinheiligen undheuchlerischen Weihnachtsfeieretage hat man zum Glück auch schon fast hintersich gebracht , wobei die nun wirklich bloß dazu gut sind ,das man mal abschalten kann und sich wirklich etwas Ruhe gönnt .In 2 Tagen wird dann die aller letzte Seite der aktuellen FU Ausgabe in Angriff genommen ,so dass wir Euch doch noch vor dem Jahreswechsel damit beglücken können .Als ganz kleinen Vorgeschmack präsentieren wir euch hier jedenfalls schon mal das aktuelle Cover .Damit es Euch nicht an nötigem aktuellen Lesestoff über die freien Tage fehlt ,gibt’s hier abschließend noch das aller letzte Review im alten Jahr .Ansonsten allen Fans ,Unterstützern, Freunden  oder sonstigen „Metalfreaks“ nen super geilen und feuchtfröhlichen Rutsch ins nächste Jahr .
STREETCLEANER # 27 ( A4 deutsch )                                                                                     
MALADIE – „OF HARM AND SALVATION”
Die Krankheit Maladie darf man als chronisch-progredient bezeichnen: Sie ist lang anhaltend, bleibend und offenbart immer weitere Symptome. Das neueste dieser Symptome hört auf den Namen „Of Harm And Salvation“ und wird sich zum Anfang 2018 manifestieren.
Nach ihrer EP „Symptoms“ liefert der vierte Release der Süddeutschen nun wieder auf Albumlänge einen Stilmix, den man letztlich nur als Plague Metal bezeichnen kann. Progressiver Black Metal trifft auf Jazz und avantgardistische Songstrukturen. Dazu werden die philosophischen Texte in englischer, deutscher, französischer und lateinischer Sprache dargeboten. Maladie sind ihre eigene Referenz und führen diesen Stil mit jedem weiteren Output zur Reife. Die Songs entstanden zwischen 2015 und 2017 im Not Dead Yet Studio und dem Happy Cadaver Studio und von Mastermind Björn Köppler in dessen Not Dead Yet Studio gemixt und gemastert. Haus- und Hofgrafiker Remy (Headsplit Design) führt die visuelle Stilspräche der Vorgänger durch ein krankes Artwork fort.
Am 23.02.2018 wird sich die Maladie durch den Wirt Apostasy Records unaufhaltsam weiterverbreiten.
http://www.apostasyrecords.com/                                                                                                  
Im Oktober haben DEADFREIGHT OF SOUL ihr Debütalbum „TORTURED PUPPETS“ via Kernkraftritter Records veröffentlicht. Wer das Album noch nicht gehört hat, kann dies hier nachholen: https://soundcloud.com/kernkraftritter-records/sets/deadfreight-of-soul-tortured
Jetzt stellen die Augsburger Death Metaller das Material auch vermehrt live vor. Die ersten Festivals für 2018 wurden bereits bestätigt – unter anderem wird die Band bei folgenden Events auf der Bühne stehen:
Gothoom Open Air:
05-07.07.2018 ---- 966 81 Žarnovica/Slovakia
http://www.gothoom.com/festival/en/bands.html
https://www.facebook.com/GothoomFest/?fref=ts
Metalheadz Open Air:
11-12.05.2018 ---- 86698 Oberndorf/Germany
Metalheadz Open Air | Bavarian Metalheadz HMF e. V.
https://www.facebook.com/BavarianMetalheadz/?fref=ts
https://www.facebook.com/events/1927321697489957/?active_tab=discussion
Tracklist:
01. Exorcism
02. Angeli Apostatae
03. Strain Relief
04. Grautoene
05. Frenetic Crusader
06. Incurable
07. Flagrancy
08. Under Sentence of Death
09. Imbalance
10. Delusion or Reality
11. Tortured Puppets
Über DEADFREIGHT OF SOUL:
Seit 2007 gibt sich die Band Deadfreight of Soul größte Mühe das Publikum für die Dauer ihres Bühnenspektakels den Alltag vergessen zu lassen. Die Jungs wissen um ihren Namen und dieser ist auch das erklärte Programm: Die kraftvoll und energiegeladen vorgetragene Musik lässt die Ängste und Sorgen, diese „Laster der Seele“ der Zuhörer, in den Hintergrund treten.
Mit einer Mischung aus klassischen Metal-Zutaten wie Doublebase- und Blastbeats, die jedoch auch in virtuose und komplexe Rhythmen münden, legt die Augsburger Death Metal Formation die Fundamente ihrer Songs. Hinzu gesellen sich lebendige Melodien, die immer wieder von harten, dreckigen Gitarrenriffs durchbrochen werden. Zuletzt die charakteristischen Vocals, welche sich aus Shouts, Growls, Screams und Pig Squeals in ihrer aggressivsten, brutalsten Form zusammensetzen.
Mit zahlreichen Gigs und diversen Bandwettbewerben, bei denen stets das Finale erreicht werden konnte, erscheint schon 2010 die erste E.P., die den Bandnamen „Deadfreight of Soul“ trägt. Es folgt die selbstorganisierte „Infinity of Resistance Tour 2011“ durch Süddeutschland und die „Human Flesh Course Tour“ 2015 durch ganz Deutschland. Ein weiteres Highlight war das Metal-Festival „The day the Dead Walked 2013“ in Augsburg, welches jährlich wiederholt wird.
Mit ihrer professionellen Promo E.P. „Ophois“ (Mai 2014), liefert das Ensemble bereits einen Vorgeschmack auf ihr Debütalbum „Tortured Puppets“, welches im Winter 2017 veröffentlicht wird. Man darf gespannt sein, was die Band mit ihrer ersten großen Platte liefern wird und sollte sich den Namen „Deadfreight of Soul“ für die Zukunft merken.
Mehr Informationen über DEADFREIGHT OF SOUL gibt es hier:
DEAFREIGHT OF SOUL Homepage
DEADFREIGHT OF SOUL auf Facebook
Viele Grüße, Jan & Metal Promotions   www.metal-promotions.de                                                                                                      
Metalheads! Überall nur Krieg und Leid! Die Welt geht zu Grunde... SCHLUSS DAMIT!  Wer will denn das zum x-ten Mal lesen?
GODSLAVE haben die Schnauze voll und liefern mit ihrem neuen Album „REBORN AGAIN“ ein Bollwerk gegen die allgegenwärtige Negativität und Schwarzmalerei. 
Eine positive Grundeinstellung ist Entscheidungssache und GODSLAVE haben diese Entscheidung längst getroffen.
Über die schlechten Dinge im Leben singen andere schon mehr als genug.
GODSLAVE präsentieren ein grundlegend anderes Konzept: eine konsequent positive Message! 
Songs wie „Full Force Forward“, „Reborn Again“, „Unseen Storm“ oder „Born To Fight“ strahlen einen unbändigen Willen aus, sein Schicksal selbst in die Hand zu nehmen und sollen auch andere dazu inspirieren!
Nach 10-jähriger Bandgeschichte mit vielen Ups und Downs haben GODSLAVE mit einem neuen Mitstreiter an der Leadgitarre einen musikalischen Quantensprung hingelegt, den wohl die wenigsten erwartet hätten.
Mit "Reborn Again" stellen sich die Saarländer selbstbewusst dem Vergleich mit den Großen des Thrash Metal!
Aber da gibt es nur noch einen Weg: Full Force FAST Forward!
GREEN ZONE MUSIC
Das junge Label Green Zone Music veröffentlicht am 09. März 2018 die Alben zweier Bands, die schon seit Jahren einen gemeinsamen Weg gehen: GODSLAVE und ERADICATOR verbindet eine tiefe Freundschaft, die sich über zwei gemeinsame Deutschlandtouren 2013 und 2016 untrennbar gefestigt hat.
Nun ist es an der Zeit, auch musikalisch die Kräfte zu bündeln. „Reborn Again“ und „Into Oblivion“ werden am 09. März europaweit veröffentlicht und am gleichen Tag beginnt die dritte gemeinsame Tour durch das komplette Bundesgebiet.
GODSLAVE und ERADICATOR ergänzen sich inhaltlich wie Yin und Yang: ERADICATOR machen sich mit  „Into Oblivion“ Luft zur Lage der Welt um uns herum, GODSLAVE verlegen den Fokus auf das Innere und treten für eine konsequent positive Grundeinstellung ein.
Zwei Bands, eine Geschichte, ein Weg:  KOMPROMISSLOS VORWÄRTS!
www.godslave.de
www.facebook.com/godslaveband
Gordeon Music - Zelterstraße 8 - 10439 Berlin - Germany    info@gordeonmusic.de                                                                                           
Das Jahr ist noch nicht ganz vorbei - und bei NOIZGATE Records werden schon große Pläne fürs nächste geschmiedet: Wir freuen uns riesig zu verkünden, dass wir das neue Jahr mit einem neuen Album von THE LEGION:GHOST einläuten werden! 'WITH COURAGE OF DESPAIR' heißt das zweite Studioalbum der Rheinländer. Modern Metal Granaten, das am 16.03.2018 (VÖ) bei NOIZGATE Records erscheinen wird.
'WITH COURAGE OF DESPAIR' stellt eine konsequente Weiterentwicklung des 2016er Erstlings '...TWO FOR ETERNITY' dar. Klar im Fokus liegen Groove, Melodie, Härte und viel Abwechslung: Komplexe Arrangements, mächtige Riffs kraftvoll groovende Drums und bittersüße Melodien prägen die 12 neuen Tracks, darunter die beiden vorab veröffentlichten Singles 'DISCHARGED' (VÖ 28.04.2017) und 'SWANSONG' (VÖ 01.12.2017). Mit irren Blasts,
Staccato-Gitarren und vielschichtigen Vokalharmonien fallen die Songs verspielter und dynamischer aus – und klingen doch durch und durch nach THE LEGION:GHOST. Vorab dürfen wir Euch schon mal das Coverartwork (im Anhang an diese Mail) und die Tracklist zu 'WITH COURAGE
OF DESPAIR' präsentieren:
1. Discharged
2. No Happy End
3. Thy Will Be Done
4. The Counterweight
5. Xenophobia
6. Family Ties
7. Take Away My Scars
8. For The Greater Good
9. F60.0
10. Sex Up
11. Until The Day We Die
12. Swansong
NOIZGATE Records Ein Label der NUVINCI GmbH Sudbrackstraße 17 33611 Bielefeld Germany     www.noizgate.com                                                                                        
Metalheads! In Zeiten von Populismus und Fake-News verzichten wir an dieser Stelle gerne auf die gewohnten und inzwischen eh abgenutzten Superlative.
Fakt ist, ERADICATOR veröffentlichen am 09. März 2018 ihr neues und nunmehr viertes Album „INTO OBLIVION“, erstmals unter dem Dach von „Green Zone Music“.
Inhaltlich reflektieren die zehn frischen Tracks den Geist der Zeit.
In den Texten von Songs wie "Doomsday", "Decadence Remains" oder "Reed Between The Lies" werden aktuelle gesellschaftliche Missstände aufgezeigt und weltpolitisches Gebaren infrage gestellt.
Doch es geht nicht nur darum, den Teufel an die Wand zu malen, denn die Spielfreude am Thrash Metal steht ganz klar im Mittelpunkt, was bereits zu Beginn der Scheibe durch "Moshproofed" definiert wird.
ERADICATOR haben sich noch nie Trends unterworfen und dies ändert sich auch auf „Into Oblivion“ nicht.
Dass Seba, Robb, Zoppe und Pitti als Musiker und Komponisten gereift sind, wird man dem Quartett nach 14 Jahren Bandgeschichte wohl nicht absprechen können.
Und so setzt sich die Verfeinerung und Definition des eigenen Stils auch auf Scheibe Nummer vier fort.
Für das Cover, das die düsteren Lyrics und die Stimmung der Songs visuell unterstützt, ist Christian Bröhenhorst verantwortlich.
Wer auf facettenreichen und authentischen Thrash Metal steht, dem sei die neue Scheibe der Sauerländer Formation ans Herz gelegt.
GREEN ZONE MUSIC
Das junge Label Green Zone Music veröffentlicht am 09. März 2018 die Alben zweier Bands, die schon seit Jahren einen gemeinsamen Weg gehen:
GODSLAVE und ERADICATOR verbindet eine tiefe Freundschaft, die sich über zwei gemeinsame Deutschlandtouren 2013 und 2016 untrennbar gefestigt hat.
Nun ist es an der Zeit, auch musikalisch die Kräfte zu bündeln. „Reborn Again“ und „Into Oblivion“ werden am 09. März europaweit veröffentlicht und am gleichen Tag beginnt die dritte gemeinsame Tour durch das komplette Bundesgebiet.
GODSLAVE und ERADICATOR ergänzen sich inhaltlich wie Yin und Yang: ERADICATOR machen sich mit  „Into Oblivion“ Luft zur Lage der Welt um uns herum, GODSLAVE verlegen den Fokus auf das Innere und treten für eine konsequent positive Grundeinstellung ein.
Zwei Bands, eine Geschichte, ein Weg:  KOMPROMISSLOS VORWÄRTS!
http://eradicator.de
www.facebook.com/EradicatorThrash
Gordeon Music - Zelterstraße 8 - 10439 Berlin - Germany     info@gordeonmusic.de                                                                                             
Hi Freunde, aus aktuellem, traurigem, Anlass wollte euch diesen SAMPLER ans Herz legen. Ich kenne Hartmut seit Jahren und habe die ganze Geschichte von Anfang an mitbekommen. Das hier ist also kein Scheiß mit dem sich irgend jemand das Säckel füllen möchte.
Außerdem ist natürlich ein Song meiner alten Band POSEIDON mit drauf, sowie ein brandneuer Track von SDI (remember?) und meiner Kumpels von Lost World Order und Synaptik.
Anbei noch einn bisschen Text vom Initiator der Sache, damit ihr überhaupt wisst um was es sich dreht. Falls ihr das noch ein wenig verbreiten wollt, dann hat sicher niemand was dagegen.
"Hart und Cheryl, die Betreiber der Labels Barbarian Wrath und Witches Brew und Ehepaar, brauchen die Hilfe der Metal-Szene. Nach einer Lungen-OP fiel Hart in ein Koma und erlitt einen Hirnschaden. Cheryl hält zurzeit beide Labels und einen Webshop am Leben und baut nebenbei das Haus um, damit sie Hart ab Anfang 2018 zu Hause pflegen kann.
Die Online-Compilation
 "WITCHES WRATH: A CHARITY SALUTE TO THE WORK OF WITCHES BREW AND BARBARIAN WRATH" kann ab sofort unter https://metalhelps.bandcamp.com/album/witches-wrath heruntergeladen werden und enthält 25 geniale Songs von Bands aus dem Heavy-, Thrash-, Death- und Black Metal-Bereich.
Unter anderem kann man einen brandneuen Song der deutschen Speed-/Thrash-Legende SDI, Achtziger-Kult von Poseidon, einen Song von Old Mother Hell (Eigenproduktion des Monats u.a. in Deaf Forever und Rock Hard) und viele weitere entdecken. Ladet euch eine geniale Compilation, lernt tolle Bands kennen und tut nebenbei noch etwas Gutes! Jeder eingenommene Cent geht direkt an Cheryl!"
Nochmal vielen Dank euch allen, in union we stand!
                                                                                                
Hi !! News+++ Bloody Invasion mit neuer Drummerrin am Start zum Jahresende noch mal volle Pulle 22.-23.12.2017 Blackland Berlin heute Abend 20:20 Stagetime und morgen DR.K Schwerin 21 Uhr Stagetime +++ Band unterzeichnet bei Bret Hard Rec. Plattenvertrag Weltweit +++ Debüt-Album kommt Frühjahr 2018+++ Release Party auf dem Protzen Open Air+++ Cover und Lyric Video wird in den kommenden Monaten veröffentlicht+++ Stay Bloody!!!!
http://www.bloody-invasion.com                                                                          
                                                                                              
Nicht mehr lange dann ist 2017 Geschichte. Ob es Horror, Romanze, Comedy oder Drama war, muss im Nachhinein jeder für sich entscheiden. Wir haben Euch hoffentlich einen guten Soundtrack geliefert. Jetzt zum Jahresende kann man sich also noch einmal zurücklehnen, 2017 Revue passieren lassen, mit einem lachenden und weinenden Auge in 2018 blicken und die Anlage auf 11 aufdrehen.
BIS ZUM HORIZONT UND WEITER: DAS NEUEN ALL WILL KNOW-ALBUM „INFINITAS“ IST DA!
ALL WILL KNOW haben ein klares Ziel vor Augen: Innovativen und zeitgemäßen Melodic Metal! Den mixen die sechs Darmstädter mit einem kräftigen Schuss Old School Attitüde und elektronischen Einflüssen.
Das Rezept geht bestens auf: Mehr als hundert gespielte Shows und Festivals seit 2010, sowie Auftritte in Spanien, Polen, Tschechien, den Niederlanden und der Schweiz zeugen von der berauschenden Wirkung des musikalischen Elixiers, das Fans und Band regelmäßig zu einer wilden, feiernden Einheit verschmelzen
lässt. Und mit „contact.“ und „Deeper Into Time“ blicken ALL WILL KNOW bereits auf zwei erfolgreiche Albumveröffentlichungen zurück.
Dass der Quell ihrer Kreativität weiterhin ungehemmt sprudelt, stellen ALL WILL KNOW auch mit ihrem dritten Studioalbum „INFINITAS“ (VÖ 08.12.2017)
unter Beweis. Zu sanften Orchesterklängen navigiert das Sextett seine Hörer tief in die unendlichen Soundweiten des neuen Werks, bis sich mächtige Melodeath-Wogen mit brausenden Riffs, stürmischen Beats und elektronischen Strömungen zu einem akustischen Taifun vereinen, der einen weit hinaustreibt, auf einen Ozean aus Wucht und Melodie.
In zwölf neuen Tracks erkunden ALL WILL KNOW progressive Passagen, vielschichtige Gesangsharmonien und lassen sich von raffinierten Rhythmen und virtuosen Soli zu neuen Ufern tragen, an denen sich Sänger Frank Richters dynamische Vocals mal tief und wütend gurgelnd brechen, mal rein und klar fließend verhallen. Und zum krönenden Abschluss: Eine Unplugged- Reggaeversion von „Deeper Into Time“, seines Zeichens Titeltrack des 2015er
Vorgängeralbums! Für den druckvollen Sound von „INFINITAS“ verantwortlich zeigen sich Kristian Kohlmannslehner und Kai Stahlenberg (Kohlekeller Studio,
u.a. POWERWOLF, ESKIMO CALLBOY), das Artwork stammt aus der Feder von Kai Bigler (PARASITE INC.). Und mit Christian „Kötti“ Kötterl (BURDEN
OF LIFE) und Sami Işın (DIRTY FLAMINGO) unterstützen auch zwei Gastsänger ALL WILL KNOW auf ihrer Reise Richtung Unendlichkeit. Neugierig
geworden? Dann hört doch mal in die beiden neuen Singles „BEHIND YOUR MASK“ und „THIS CIRCLE NEVER ENDS“ rein!
Wir freuen uns dieses Jahr wieder das wunderbare METAL CHRISTMAS in Bielefeld unterstützen zu dürfen. Wir sind auf jeden Fall dort vertreten, also kommet ihr Kinder, so kommet doch all, zum Headbangen und Moshen mit krassem Kravall. Als jährlich statt findende Musikveranstaltung hat es sich METAL CHRISTMAS zum Ziel gesetzt, den regionalen Musiker-Nachwuchs zu fördern: Durch gemeinsame Auftritte mit national
und international erfolgreichen Interpreten, sowie einer professionellen Bühne, wird insbesondere lokalen Bands die Möglichkeit geboten vor einem großen Publikum spielen zu können. Seit seiner Gründung 2010 erfreut sich die Veranstaltung stetig zunehmender Popularität und war in den letzten Jahren nahezu ausverkauft. Somit hat sich METAL CHRISTMAS zu einem der wichtigstes Indoor-Festival zur Weihnachtszeit im Hardrock- und Metal-Bereich in Ostwestfalen etabliert. Jedes Jahr bereichern international erfolgreiche Headliner das Line Up. In den letzten Jahren waren Bands wie Ektomorf, Deadlock, Parasite
Inc., Harpyie, Lantlôs und die Excrementory Grindfuckers dabei.
GOODBYE 2017: UNSER JAHRESRÜCKBLICK
Liebes 2017, das Wichtigste gleich mal vorweg: Es war schön mit Dir!! Manchmal auch ganz schön wild. Nervenaufreibend. Wir haben gemeinsam Fingernägel gekaut und uns die Haare gerauft, irre Ideen ausgebrütet und in die Tat umgesetzt. Und wir hatten viel Grund zum Feiern. Du hast uns inspiriert, gefordert und reich
belohnt.
Unsere kleine Familie hat mit AND THERE WILL BE BLOOD, AMPLIFIED HATE, WEILAND, OPERATION CHERRYTREE und DEBBY LE PARD gleich
fünf Mal Zuwachs bekommen, seit wir zusammen sind. Sechs neuen Alben haben wir gemeinsam auf die Welt geholfen. Unsere Babys heißen „SVTVNIC”
von WATCH OUT STAMPEDE (VÖ 24.03.2017), „OBITUS“ von AND THERE WILL BE BLOOD (VÖ 09.06.17), „CROSSROADS“ von AMPLIFIED HATE
(VÖ 30.06.17), „SCUM AND HONEY“ von OPERATION CHERYTREE (VÖ 24.11.2017), „ASHES“ von GRAI (VÖ 01.12.2017) und „INFINITAS“ von ALL WILL KNOW (VÖ 08.12.2017).
Im Digitalbereich waren wir mindestens genauso produktiv, wir beide: Sieben wunderschöne, laute Singles von DEBBY LE PARD – “Before I
Fall” (VÖ 08.09.17), THE LEGION:GHOST – “Discharged” (VÖ 28.04.17), , GRAI – “Donya” (VÖ 29.09.17), OPERATION CHERRYTREE – “Today” (VÖ 03.10.17), und “The Dawn” (VÖ 10.11.17), THE LEGION:GHOST – “Swansong” (VÖ 01.12.17) und ALL WILL KNOW – “Behind Your Mask” (VÖ 01.12.17) und eine großartige EP von WEILAND – “Trümmerpark” (VÖ 06.10.17) wären ohne uns nicht da draußen… Und wer weiß, ob wir ohne Dich so mutig
gewesen wären, unsere ersten vier Vinylveröffentlichungen zu wagen?
„CORE IN THE NAME OF LOVE!“ forderten wir, als wir die Welt dazu aufriefen, für ein friedliches Miteinander mal so richtig laut zu werden. Ein Großteil
unserer gemeinsamen Zeit stand unter diesem Motto… Und wir waren erfolgreich: 317 Bands und Künstler aus 16 verschiedenen Ländern folgten dem Ruf.
Wir sind so stolz auf das Resultat, denn ohne Dich hätte es die dritte Ausgabe unseres Labelsamplers BRUTAL VISION (VÖ 10.11.2017) mit insgesamt 34
Tracks von Bands aus 6 Ländern vielleicht nie gegeben. Oder vielleicht doch. Wer weiß?
Wir waren sogar zusammen im Fernsehen. Naja, sowas in der Art auf jeden Fall: Du hast uns auf die Idee gebracht, es doch mal mit einem eigenen Sendeformat
zu versuchen. Komplett Do-It-Yourself-TV-Punk-mäßig. „DEAFGROUND LIVE“ haben wir diese verrückte Show getauft. Und schau an: Wir waren bisher
im Zwei-Monats-Rhythmus insgesamt fünf Mal LIVE bei Facebook, YouTube und sogar Twitch zu sehen. Neun Bands haben in diesem Rahmen unser kleines,
improvisiertes, aber schnuckeliges Büro-Studio bespielt. Wer hätte denn 2016 schon damit gerechnet?
Aber wie das nun mal so ist im Leben: Die Zeiten ändern sich, wir werden alle älter – und man soll aufhören, wenn es am schönsten ist. Schluss machen tut
nie gut. Aber für uns wird es Zeit, ein neues Kapitel aufzuschlagen… Lebe wohl, 2017!!
Für immer Dein! NOIZGATE Records / Deafground Records
MIT EINEM DAMPFHAMMER INS NEUE JAHR:
THE LEGION:GHOST kündigen für 2018 neues Album an! „WE ARE THE LEGION!“ lautet der Schlachtruf von THE LEGION:GHOST. Die fünf Rheinländer steigen seit Anfang 2015 für den modernen Metal in den Ring und überzeugten nicht nur bereits an der Seite von Größen wie Misery Index, Hatesphere oder The Charm, The Fury – auch ihr im September letzten Jahres erschienenes Debüt „…TWO FOR ETERNITY“ sorgte für einiges Aufsehen in der Szene. Zurecht, wissen
Fans der Truppe doch das Gesamtkonzept THE LEGION:GHOST zu schätzen: Die Emergenz aus einem zeitgemäßen Sound mit dem Druck einer heranstürmenden Kompanie, erzählten Geschichten, Visuellem und der untrennbaren Einheit von Band und Fans. Ein homogenes Ganzes eben und Metal straight from the heart!
Entsprechend dürften so einige Herzen einen Sprung gemacht haben, als das Quintett zu Beginn dieser Woche ankündigte, das Jahr 2018 mit einem neuen musikalischen Machwerk aus seiner Feder einzuläuten: Das zweite Studioalbum trägt den Titel „WITH COURAGE OF DESPAIR“ und wird am 16.03.2018 (VÖ) bei NOIZGATE Records erscheinen! Soundmäßig stellt die neue Platte eine konsequente Weiterentwicklung des 2016er Debüts dar: Groove, Melodie, Härte und Abwechslung liegen klar im Fokus. Geprägt von komplexen Arrangements, Riffs zum Niederknien, kraftvoll treibenden Drums und bittersüßen Melodien fallen die 12 neuen Tracks insgesamt verspielter und dynamischer aus – und klingen trotzdem durch und durch nach THE LEGION:GHOST. Ganz klar, die fünf Rheinländer haben ihren Sound gefunden! Gespannt auf einen ersten Höreindruck?!
Mit „DISCHARGED“ und „SWANSONG“ sind bereits zwei Singles aus „WITH COURAGE OF DESPAIR“ erschienen. ANHÖREN!!
NUVINCI GmbH | Sudbrackstraße 17 | 33611 Bielefeld | Germany    www.noizgate.com                                                                                  
The new album from Norwegian romantic Black Metal band MINNERIKET is just around the corner! "ANIMA SOLA" will be released on January 2nd, 2018 via ABAR (Akslen Black Art Records) and will feature 10 tracks of dark, tormented music and lyrics.
Minneriket is the work of vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Stein Akslen, who created the project for as much a philosophical and spiritual channeling as a musical outlet. Akslen draws on influences as varied as punk and goth, yet he remains steeped in the intensity of the early Norwegian Black Metal scene.
This fourth full-length from the band speaks of "solitude and ineptitude, loss and yearning; humorless Black Metal with music and lyrics equally painful and raw".
Tracklist
I. Tro, håp og kjærlighet 
II. An all too human heart 
III. When life gets sick the dead grow strong 
IV. I am the Serpent Son 
V. Between infinity and melancholy 
VI. Det lyset jeg ikke kan se 
VII. Sorger er tyngst i solskinn 
VIII. Alle hjerter banker ei 
IX. Smerte, skjønnhet og Satan
X. Time for Suicide
https://minneriket.com   https://www.facebook.com/minneriket                                                                                           
ANTIGAMA  released an absolutely stunning album recently via Selfmadegod Records. Grind aficionados should be all over this little gem. Sebastian Rokicki (guitar) commented on the new release:
"Personally speaking I'm more than satisfied with "Depressant". It's been very challenging and nerve-wracking to make but at the same time it was worth all the effort we put into this release. That's for sure our most complex and unpredictable project to date. "Depressant" has a perfect balance between the old & the newest face of the band. Everything is fast and menacing and the sound is a killer. I can't wait to share my enthusiasm with our fans out there."
OFFICIAL VIDEO
ANTIGAMA (POLAND) - 'DEPRESSANT'
Genre - Grindcore/Death Metal/Technical
Release Date - November 10th, 2017
Record Label - Selfmadegod Records (Poland)
For fans of - NASUM, DISCORDANCE AXIS, FULL OF HELL, ROTTEN SOUND, MARGINAL, FEASTEM, DEPHOSPHORUS
Grind mavericks ANTIGAMA release their latest album titled 'Depressant' and it's everything you can expect from them and more. They've kept honing their sound since the start and despite experimenting with influences, have consolidated it into a solid one they can call it their own by now. Nonetheless, imagine a mix of NASUM, DEPHOSPHORUS, ROTTEN SOUND, CEPHALIC CARNAGE, DISCORDANCE AXIS and throw in some of their own unpredictability and you have an idea what their music sounds like. It's exceptional and top-notch. Selfmadegod Records have a clear winner on their hands. 
Line up: 
Sebastian Rokicki - Guitars
Łukasz Myszkowski - Vocals, Electronics, Lyrics
Paweł Jaroszewicz - Drums
Sebastian Kucharski - Bass
Track list: 
1. Empty Paths
2. Anchors
3. Division of Lonely Crows
4. Now
5. Room 7
6. Depressant
7. Shut Up
Selfmadegod Records Official Site
Selfmadegod Records Bandcamp - FULL STREAM
Selfmadegod Records Facebook
Antigama Facebook

Thank you very much! Kunal Choksi
                                                                                                      
Israeli band ARALLU have released a hard-hitting video about the impact of the suicide bombings in Jerusalem in the last few decades. US site Dead Rhetoric premiered it exclusively HERE
"In taking an approach to black metal that sits on the thrashier side of the fence, Arallu further enhance their sound with traditional instrumentation and Middle Eastern melodies." - DEAD RHETORIC
ROLLING STONE VIDEO PREMIERE
METAL INJECTION VIDEO PREMIERE
NO CLEAN SINGING PREMIERE
TOILET OV HELL PREMIERE
METAL OBSERVER PREMIERE
ARALLU (ISRAEL) - 'SIX'
LP / Gold-embossed Box Set / Gatefold 8-Panel Digipak / Merch / Digital 
Genre - Middle-Eastern Black Metal
Release Date - September 22nd, 2017
Record Label - Transcending Obscurity Records (India)
For fans of - RUDRA, DEMONIC RESURRECTION, MELECHESH, HEATHEN BEAST, AL-NAMROOD, TENGGER CAVALRY, NILE
ARALLU from Israel are imbibing their Middle-Eastern influences and channeling the same using the black metal template that they've been trying to perfect for over two decades. Not unlike their label mates in RUDRA, they're forging a unique sound replete with traditional instruments like Saz and Darbuka, and exhibiting a penchant for the thrashy variant of the style. Faster, tighter and more potent than ever before, 'Six' bears the insignia of the band's progress over the years and their culmination in a release that might change their fortunes finally. 
Line up: 
Butchered (Genie King) - Vocals, Bass 
Gal Pixel - Guitar and Backing Vocals 
Omri Yagen - Guitar and Backing Vocals 
Assaf Kasimov - Drums 
Eylon Bart - Saz, Darbuka and Backing Vocals
Track list: 
1. Desert Moonlight Spells
2. Only One Truth 
3. Adonay 
4. Possessed by the Sleep
5. Subordinate of the Devil
6. The Universe Secrets (Six)
7. Victims of Despair
8. Oiled Machine of Hate
9. Philosophers view
10. Soulless Soldier
Official ARALLU Bandcamp
Official ARALLU Facebook
Transcending Obscurity Official Site
Transcending Obscurity Records Bandcamp

Transcending Obscurity Records Facebook
Official Transcending Obscurity YouTube Channel

Thank you very much! Kunal Choksi Label owner/Editor/PR head
                                                                              
Finnish troll/folk metal band VERIKALPA released their first music video 'Tyrmä'. The track is taken from their upcoming debut album 'TAISTELUTAHTO' which is released February 16th 2018 by Inverse Records. 
Watch the music video here:
https://youtu.be/MqWq0wJb1iw
The track is also on:
Spotify: 
http://spoti.fi/2CMcfst
Deezer: 
http://www.deezer.com/us/album/53494442 
iTunes: 
http://apple.co/2CseaBw 
Tidal: 
https://listen.tidal.com/track/82484709
Google Play: 
http://bit.ly/2Ctz3MD
The first single 'Pahan Laulu' was earlier introduced to the world and it got superb feedback from both media and fans. It is available here   https://youtu.be/TvvbppU0NxA
Keyboard player Jussi Sauvola comment: 
"Verikalpa proudly presents one of the faster songs from the Taistelutahto album! The song has groovy riffs combined with catchy melodies all combined to a package that goes like a freight train. Ladies and Gentlemen hide your livers and daughters, this is Tyrmä"
Verikalpa is a Troll/Beer-metal band from the Northern city of Oulu in Finland. They combine groovy riffs and rhythms with twisted folk melodies with a very Finnish touch. The lyrics are in Finnish and more specifically in the accent of Oulu. The songs are tales about drinking, hangovers, trolls and of course bloodspattered eternal battles. Verikalpa is formed by six musicians from bands such as CATAMENIA and QUAKE THE EARTH and this experienced group of musicians deliver their music with a firm touch and with an energetic live show.
Cover art by Marleena Maliniemi. (free to publish)
Taistelutahto track list: 
01. Viimiseen asti
02. Tyrmä
03. Neidonryöstäjä
04. Kuoppajaiset
05. Pahan Laulu
06. Verijuhula
07. Taistelutahto
08. Viinapiru
09. Kuoleman Suo
10. Rautatammi 
Line-up:
Vocals - Jani Ikonen
Bass - Sami Knuutinen
Keys - Jussi Sauvola
Guitars - Jussi Heikkilä
Guitars - Janne Niva
Drums - Aleksi Heiskanen
https://www.facebook.com/Verikalpa   https://www.youtube.com/VerikalpaOfficial                                                                                           
Seattle (WA) - Horror Pain Gore Death Productions are set to release PASUNG, the sophomore album from Doom/Sludge titans BELDAM, January 26 on CD and Digital formats.  New song "Vial of Silence" is streaming at youtu.be/emm4kEbWsVM
Pasung is BELDAM's second release on Horror Pain Gore Death Productions and their first with new vocalist/lyricist Randall Guidry. The band recently relocated to Seattle, continuing their vision to play skull-crushing, soul-wrenching, paint-peeling Sludge with blackened touches. With influences ranging from Sleep, EyeHateGod, Graves At Sea, The Melvins and Black Sabbath, BELDAM combines a massive wall of guitars, thickened bass tones, bone-rattling drums and harsh vocals featuring lyrics building on the themes of death and despair. Pasung clocks in at 50 minutes of pure, unadulterated American Sludge. 
Pasung was recorded at The Bomb Shelter in Nashville, TN, April 5-7, with additional tracking on August 31 and September 1, 2017. The album was engineered and mastered by Drew Carroll who recorded BELDAM's original 5-song demo in 2015. All guitars and bass on the recording were performed by Grahm Reynolds with the exception of "One from the Stable." Cullen Wade handled the drums on the entire record. Pasung represents the truest BELDAM. The band focused a significant amount of time on songwriting and pre-production to get the heaviest tones and thickest riffs possible. After parting ways with their original bassist and relocating to Seattle, BELDAM is psyched to release Pasung to the masses and play as many shows as possible in its new Pacific Northwest home.
RIYL: Bongzilla, Brainoil, Coffins, Conan, Crowbar, Dopethrone, Grief, High On Fire, Indian, Meth Drinker, Neurosis, Noothgrush, Om, Orange Goblin, Order Of The Owl, Pelican, Primitive Man, Pungent Stench, Rwake, Soilent Green, Sourvein, Sunn O))), Thou, Ufomammut, Weedeater and Zoroaster 
CD Pre-order: www.horrorpaingoredeath.com/store/hpgd164.html
Digital Pre-order: hpgd.bandcamp.com/album/pasung
Track Listing
1. Vial Of Silence
2. Sunken Sorceress
3. Shed The Coil
4. One From The Stable
5. Carrion Feast
6. That Which Consumes You
www.facebook.com/BeldamOfficial     beldamofficial.bandcamp.com/releases    www.horrorpaingoredeath.com/     www.facebook.com/groups/horrorpaingoredeath/                    
DEMONSTEALER, putting up a super lineup for their upcoming album titled 'THE LAST REPTILIAN WARRIOR' have come up with a breathtaking artwork by none other than Reuben Bhattacharya aka Visual Amnesia (SLIPKNOT, TWELVE FOOT NINJA, DEMONIC RESURRECTION, etc.). The artist had this to say about it -
"The Last Reptilian Warrior was quite the journey. I really enjoyed the process of painting this entity and creating this character based on the Reptilian idea with Sahil. The art itself evolved over a period of time until it became the embodiment of the last reptilian, a Monk like Warrior walking the volcanic lands alone carrying his machine and staff, watching the world around him come apart. I really wanted his expression to convey that feeling of wicked dystopia."
Here's the extended version of the continuous two-panel artwork –
The final tracklisting for the album is as follows - 
1. The Grand Collapse Of Humanity featuring Kevin Paradis (BENIGHTED)
2. Sculpting The Archetype featuring Krimh (SEPTICFLESH), Stefano (ABORTED) & Rami (NERVECELL)
3. The Perspective Of Evil featuring Romain Goulon (NECROPHAGIST) & Arran McSporran (VIRVUM)
4. The Human Pestilence featuring David Diepold (COGNIZANCE) & Stefano (HIDEOUS DIVINITY) 
5. No Victory In War featuring Kevin Paradis (BENIGHTED) & Shoi Sen (DE PROFUNDIS)
6. The Weak Shall Perish featuring David Dielpold (COGNIZANCE), Arran McSporran (DE PROFUNDIS) & Mendel (ABORTED)
7. The Last Reptilian Warrior
The crowd-funding campaign for this epic album is still going on AT THIS LINK. More details will be revealed shortly. 
Official DEMONSTEALER Bandcamp
DEMONSTEALER Facebook

Thanks! Kunal Choksi Label owner/Editor/PR Head
                                                                                               
With the year coming to an end, as a token of gratitude to all who've supported our little label, we have decided to offer all our releases, around 80 of them, for free download this month. Not all of them are well known despite my best efforts but this is a good way to freely explore and take anything you like. Here are the links - 
Transcending Obscurity Records Bandcamp - 
https://transcendingobscurity.bandcamp.com
Transcending Obscurity India/Asia (Sub-label) Bandcamp - 
http://transcendingobscurityindia.bandcamp.com
In case some of you are wondering, there is indeed going to be a label sampler with all new bands which will be unleashed next month. Here's the artwork for it made by Misanthropic Art (ASPHYX, HATE ETERNAL, BOLZER, etc.).
Here's the tentative track listing for it (more are expected but this is pretty much it) -
1. HEADS FOR THE DEAD (International) - Serpent's Curse (Death Metal)    
2. DOWN AMONG THE DEAD MEN (International) - ...And You Will Obey Me (Crust/Death Metal)  
3. NATTRAVNEN (International) - Suicidium, The Seductress Of Death (Death Metal) 
4. FERAL (Sweden) - Horrendous Sight (Death Metal)
5. EYE OF PURGATORY (International) - Fornever To Awaken (Swedish Death Metal)  
6. WARLORD U.K. (UK) - Graveyard Planet (Old School Death Metal) 
7. DE PROFUNDIS (UK) - War Be Upon Him (Death Metal) 
8. DEPRAVITY (Australia) - Despondency (Dark Death Metal)  
9. BOKLUK (Spain) - Black Gush (Gnarly Death Metal)     
10. CEREBRUM (Greece) - A Face Unknown (unmastered) (Technical Death Metal)     
11. SADISTIK FOREST (Finland) - Destructive Art (Death Metal)   
12. CRAWL (Sweden) - Suffer (Death Metal)     
13. XPUS (Italy) - Holy Sperm Upon The Lambs (Black/Death Metal)     
14. NIGREDO (Greece) - Choronzon Possession (Black Metal)     
15. SATHANAS (US) - The Left Hand Of Satan (Black/Thrash Metal)     
16. IMPERIALIST (US) - The Singularity (Black/Death Metal)   
17. OROB (France) - The Wanderer (Atmospheric Black Metal)    
18. THE WANDERING ASCETIC (Singapore) - The Will To Live (Black/Thrash Metal)    
19. OFFICIUM TRISTE (Netherlands) - World In Flames (Atmospheric Death/Doom Metal)     
20. TOWARDS ATLANTIS LIGHTS (International) - Babylon's Hanging Gardens (Atmospheric Doom Metal) 
21. ET MORIEMUR (Czech Republic) - Dies Irae (Atmospheric Doom/Black Metal)   
22. ILLIMITABLE DOLOR (Australia) - 2.12.2014 (Atmospheric Death/Doom Metal)     
23. PROJECT OMEGA (Georgia) - Al Che Per Lui Ne Fia La Terra Aperta (Experimental Black Metal)
24. 0N0 (Slovakia) - The Crown Unknown (Atmospheric Death/Doom Metal)     
25. VEILBURNER (US) - Where Torment Has Danced Before (Experimental Black Metal)     
26. PYRRHIC SALVATION (US) - A Martyr To Never Awaken (Experimental Black/Death Metal)     
27. CHAOS MOTION (France) - Perturbation Of A Spin (Technical Death Metal)     
28. MORGUE SUPPLIER (US) - Cultic Rape (Experimental Death/Grind) 
Tracks 1-13 - DEATH METAL ALLIANCE
Kicking off this label sampler is the death metal group of bands starting with several supergroups that have members having ties with bands like REVEL IN FLESH, BOLT THROWER, HAIL OF BULLETS, PAGANIZER, WOMBBATH, HOODED MENACE, IMPIETY, etc. and also some fine new bands from around the world. 
Tracks 14-18 - BLACK METAL HORDE
We love black metal and it's been interesting to find a mix of bands that are unrelenting in the style as well as atmospheric in expression. 
Tracks 19-22 - DOOM METAL ENCHANTMENT 
We can only hope 2018 will be as great a year for doom as 2017 has proved to be. There are some absolutely majestic releases lined up with a fitting packaging to boot, starting with the supergroup
 TOWARDS ATLANTIS LIGHTS.
Tracks 23-28 - EXPERIMENTAL MADNESS
Unconventional and bold, this section is for the adventurous. It marks the return of the mighty P.H.O.B.O.S. and sublime followup albums by mavericks such as VEILBURNER, 0N0, MORGUE SUPPLIER and more.
I'll be more than happy to give you prior access via personalized email invitations, even though it's not fully complete. Thanks once again for putting up with me and helping me transcend even a bit of obscurity for the sake of some of these bands.  
Cheers! Kunal Choksi
  Label owner/Editor/PR head                                                                                             
Atlanta death metal purists MALFORMITY have joined forces with Boris Records for the January release of THE RAPTUROUS UNRAVELING. The 7-inch vinyl delivers a lethal dose of violent OSDM that digs deep into the roots of extreme metal.
Those who witnessed the band's recent return from a decades-long slumber (ushered in by the Lectures on the Apocalypse EP) can attest to the fact that MALFORMITY is as real and relentless as they come.
Boris Records will unleash The Rapturous Unraveling on January 13. Prepare yourself for two unrelenting and punishing tracks of pure old-school death metal that will swallow your soul.
"...burly old-school death metal that will have fans of Autopsy, Nile, Asphyx, and classic Dying Fetus banging their heads and acting the fool." - Metal Sucks
BIO:
Originally founded in 1991 during the peak of the original wave of death metal, Malformity play death metal reflecting the classic Swedish and Florida sounds of that era. This is not the cavernous variety the term denotes today, but actual old-school death metal. Further shaped by influences in grind, thrash, and doom, Malformity create a uniquely brutal and cerebral sound in the Atlanta metal scene.
Malformity released two crushing demos in 1995 before dissolving indefinitely.  The original members and newer recruits remained active in bands such as Regurgitate, General Surgery, Amoebic Dysentery, Dwarfophile, Disillusioned, and Neuroblast, among others. In 2014, Malformity resurfaced from the ashes of Atlanta death metal band Lectures On The Apocalypse and released an EP in 2015.
Playing select shows in the Southeast, Malformity have opened for notable acts such as Deicide, Cannibal Corpse, Misery Index, Nordjevel, Imperial Triumphant, Hobbs Angel of Death, Crowbar, and Sadistic Intent. The band has also shared the stage with several up and coming underground regional acts.
facebook.com/Malformity    malformity.bandcamp.com    www.boris-records.com                                                                                        
WOLF COUNCEL - "AGE OF MADNESS/REIGN OF CHAOS”
Genre: Doom Metal
Originally a brainchild of the 1990s WOLF COUNSEL nally came into existence in 2014 when two veteran musicians merged their enthusiasm for monumental low-tuned music and a great appreciation of heavy ris into a new band. Primarily rooted in the style of late 70s and 80s prototype DOOM Metal their sound quickly developed a unique and heavy signature drawing inuences from everything that's HEAVY and SLOW. In January 2015 the debut album "Vol. I - Wolf Counsel" was released
digitally, on vinyl LP and CD by Counsel Records and Dead Center Productions.
The second album "IRONCLAD" was written and preproduced throughout 2015 - nally recorded at Hell's Kitchen- and Little Creek Studio (amongst others: Destruction, Panzer, GurD, Emerald, Palmer). Produced, mixed and mastered by V.O. Pulver (GurD, Panzer, Poltergeist) for a worldwide release in September 2016 via Czar Of Crickets Productions. The third album was recorded and produced in May 2017 again at Little Creek Studio near Basel (CH) with fellow producer V.O. Pulver. The newest eort features 7 songs that cover the whole diverse scope of classic Doom Metal with a lot of surprises that show the unique style of this band. Wolf Counsel's music has been called "authentic and elegantly classic" by various print and online magazines, it was compared to to a "nonstop evoking riage summoning forth an experimental urge to slaughter a herd of sheep with razor sharp groove and bludgeoning vocal girth”, describing the whole vibe as “doomed than thou". 
"Ironclad is the sound of Wolf Counsel reaching their potential very early in their career and it is clear from this album and its songs that they can only go even further from here" (Outlaws of the Sun, UK)
www.wolfcounsel.net      www.facebook.com/thewolfcounsel                                                                                               
Death. Occult. Alchemy: your portal to the essence of Black Art! The 9TH EDITION of “FORGOTTEN PATH MAGAZINE” - out now! 136 pages, in-depth interviews with Acrimonious [Gre], Marthyrium [Esp], Israthoum [Ned], Sisyphean [Ltu], “Amor Fati Productions” [Ger], Wiegedood [Bel], Ars Veneficium [Bel], Ulvegr [Ukr], Pénitence Onirique [Fra], Nox Formulae [Gre], Katakomb [Swe], “V.I.T.R.I.O.L Zine” [Fra], Stygian Temple [Ger], Acherontas [Gre], Harvest Gulgaltha [Usa], Туман [Hun], special article on “The golden era of Lithuanian 90s Pagan Black Metal” (Poccolus, Angis, “Dangus Productions”, Ha Lela, and others), and other usual stuff!
Price - 6 Euros (+ shipping)!
Wholesale prices apply - ask for details.
Regards,Odium 
www.forgotten-path.lt    www.facebook.com/forgotten.path.mag   www.forgotten-path.bandcamp.com                                                                                              
We have X-MAS SALE at our Bandcamp shop now! Get our CDs, DVD, vinyl, shirts at a reduced price. Just enter the code "XMAS2017" at check-out to get 25% discount. Easy ordering via PayPal, Creditcard or Bank Transfer.
Bandcamp:
 masticscum.bandcamp.com/merch
NEW 7" EP "DEFY" OUT NOW!
The new 7" EP "DEFY" is out now! The Split EP MASTIC SCUM / HEAD CLEANER includes 3 brand-new tracks of each band and is available as vinyl and download. The 7" EP was released via Screaming Victims Records on October 27th!
"We are very proud of the final product! Huge thanks to Metalforge Studio for the awesome mix and Headsplit Design for the amazing artwork. It`s just great to hold a 7" vinyl in hands after so long time. Our latest vinyl split-release was the Split 7" EP with ROTTEN SOUND back in 2002. Thanks to Screaming Victims Records to make this happen. Blast!“ Harry G
Get the 7" EP or MP3 download here:
Mastic Webshop:
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Google Play: bit.ly/2zTmvxX
NEW SHIRT "DEFY" IN STOCK NOW!
The new Shirt "DEFY" is in stock now! The shirt is available in sizes: XXL / XL / L / M / S.
Order here:
masticscum.bandcamp.com/merch
NEW TRACK "VIRTUAL IRREALITY" ONLINE!
The new track "Virtual Irreality" is up on YouTube now! Mixed and mastered by Mike Kronstorfer at Metalforge Studio. Artwork by Headsplit Design. The EP is available as vinyl and download and was released via Screaming Victims Records on October 27th!
MASTIC SCUM HAS A NEW LINE-UP!
MASTIC SCUM is proud to announce the new Line-Up with Wolfgang Rothbauer (Bass & Throat) in the band.
“We are very happy to welcome Wolfgang Rothbauer in the band! We know Wolfgang since a long time now and it feels great to work together with him on some new Grind Anthems. Wolfgang is not only a great friend and musician, but also a great songwriter! We enjoyed his work with Godhatecode and In Slumber very much. He will take the place of our bass-player Alex Schmid, we wish Alex all the best for the future and for his band DAYS OF LOSS. Thx for the great years!” Harry G
                                                                              
Midwest death metal titans JUNGLE ROT will enter the studio on January 5th, 2018 to produce their tenth full length album. "Once again, we've stuck with the tried and true JUNGLE ROT formula to produce another killer record that all our fans and everyone will enjoy,” promises vocalist/guitarist Dave Matrise. “It's been nice to get back to doing what we do best and that's writing brutal, heavy music."
The titles slated to appear include "Delusional Denial," "Glory For The Fallen," "Stay Dead," "Twisted Mind," "Fearmonger," "Pumped Full Of Lead," "A Burning Cinder,” “Triggered,” “Full Scale War” and “Send Forth Oblivion.” The band is also working on two as-of-yet unnamed cover songs. Recording will take place at Belle City Sound in Racine, Wisconsin with engineer Chris Djuricic at the helm. Mixing and mastering will be handled by the legendary Dan Swanö (Dark Funeral, Marduk), and accompanying the band behind the drums will be past contributor Jesse Beahler. The artwork will once again be created by longtime JUNGLE ROT album cover artist Gyula Havancsak and the record will be released in Spring 2018 on Victory Records (their fifth release for the label). Bassist James Genenz adds, "We've got quite a fire under our collective asses and we're psyched to get this album out! This is going to be a nasty record!"
 Since the release of 2015’s Order Shall Prevail, JUNGLE ROT invaded South and Central America for the first time, selling out shows in record time, as well as making their presence known on the 2015 Rockstar Mayhem Festival, 2016’s Metal Alliance Tour, and this past summer supporting German metal legends Destruction. Geoff Bub concludes, "We feel lucky to be able to express ourselves for so long through so many albums. I'm hoping our fans will never tire of meat and potatoes metal!"
http://www.jungle-rot.com/                                                                                          
Finnish death/thrash metallers KHIRAL have released a single 'Stain' from their upcoming 2018 album 'CHAINED'.
The foundations of Khiral were built already in 2008, but this stew required some years of slow cooking and a few lineup changes until 2016 when Khiral released their first singles Orphanage and UltravioleNt, followed by several live shows. During that period their style has evolved from hardcore-inspired rock to a unique mixture of death, thrash and even some black metal elements, still leaning hard on catchy rhythms.
Year 2017 was a real step forward, as Khiral made their way to Emergenza band competition's Finnish final, thus being able to introduce themselves to larger audiences, made their first appearance abroad in Germany, and on top of all, recorded their first album Chained. Chained represents the band's evolution from almost the first songs to this day. Rock elements of the early days are long gone, but there are still hints of those hardcore-inspired breakdowns and rhytms that were the salt and the pepper right from the beginning.
Strict categorization of the music has been hard even to the members themselves, so let's just call it metal with a twist that you don't necessarily expect.
Full length album *Chained' will be released on January 12th 2018.
Khiral is:
Joni Öhman - bass,
Matti Hämäläinen - guitars,
Tuomo Vänskä - vocals,
Jouni Tuovinen - guitars,
Markus Lehto - drums 
Spotify:   https://open.spotify.com/track/0wuY9ksetkiJ9CTd5allPQ
Youtube:  https://youtu.be/g-yce05Y8pc                                                                                               
ETERNAL TORMENT - "BLIND TO REALITY"
GENRE: Death Metal
ORIGIN: Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
Eternal Torment's brand of brutal death metal consists of weaving technical guitar riffs, relentless drumming, pounding bass lines and truly ferocious vocals to create a devastating fully automatic assault reminiscent of many influences ranging from classic 80’s to current death metal bands.
Eternal Torment's unique combination of raw unprocessed sounds, unrelenting rhythms and instrumental attack appeases the stringent demands of heaviness, originality, complexity, speed and precision insisted upon by avid death metal lovers, yet catchy memorable songs that intrigue the listeners of all metal genres. The band's live show is authentic and engaging, their recordings are technically rich and their live sound is captured brilliantly in extreme hi-fi, almost as if your standing right at the front of the stage, defying the listeners pre-conceived notions about the age-old genre typically renowned in the past for low-fi, inaccessible recordings.
https://www.facebook.com/EternalTormentband/                                                                                                
The long-running underground fanzine from the South East Asia has returned! In this seventh issue, we’re paying a tribute to the yesteryears, giving a maximum respect to the ultimate era of the 80’s/90’s underground scene! Re-feel the brutality, insanity, extremity and brilliantness of the golden decades. Here is what we got for the new issue:
Featuring the best bands/personnel from the underworld.
Mefisto (Sweden) – Informative talk with 2 original members upon the return!
Sadistik Exekution (Australia) – Down Under’s most hated band!
Impaled Nazarene (Finland) – Finnish Black Metal demigods! Pre-1994 subjects only.
Black Crucifixion (Finland) – Talking about demo days and Fallen Pages only!
Bestial Summoning (Holland) – Exclusive with band founder Sephiroth! 4 pages!
Sarcofago (Brazil) – Featured for the second time after more than a decade! Leader of the devilish pack!
Necrobutcher (Brazil) – Raw energy Minas Gerais Deathcore! Classic! 7 pages!
Insulter (Brazil) – Another maniacal and fanatical of the exotic Deathcore!
Liam Atkins (US) – North Bay Area bad-ass legend! 100 questions answered from prison! 10 pages!
Abaddon (UK) – The barbaric guardian of the Seven Gates. Venom creator!
Shawn Mason (UK) – Hardcore Bathory records collector specialist.
Crude S.S (Sweden) – Talking the whole history. The secret of Hellhammer sounds revealed here! 5 pages!
G.I.S.M (Japan) – Ultra violence band from the land of Yakuza. They’ve returned!
Tales Of The Macabre Mag (Germany) – Exclusive 90 questions about this mystical zine.
Deathcore (Germany) – Long forgotten classic German band. A lot of untold stories unearthed. 4 pages!
Assassin (Germany) – Some facts that were never spoken of before now revealed! 4 pages!
Protector (Germany) – For those who still embrace the glorious years of Teutonic Thrash! 5 pages!
Retrosatan (Argentina) – Legendary South American Satanic Heavy Metal fiends.
Cirith Ungol (US) – Featured for the second time after a decade! This time with 2 original members! 5 pages!
Mantas (US) – Kam Lee finally answered! Death Metal catalyst. Pre-Death/Massacre band! 4 pages!
Destructor (US) – The US Metal masters of maximum destruction! Brought a lot of historical memories!
Some of the best Malaysia’s best kept secret bands/personnel:
Punisher (Kuala Lumpur) – Live interview! Featured for the third time. 5 pages!
Rator (Selangor) – Featured for the second time, now in their isolation. Really long answers. 8 pages!
Betrayer (Johor) – Live interview! Unsigned 80’s Thrashers. Answered by 2 original members!
Infectious Maggots (Kuala Lumpur) – Final interview with original vocalist Fathul. Pioneering Grindcore
squad.
Vulga (Perak) – The one and only new interview with Ancient.
Bali Burton (Perak) – A really long answers from this legendary Cliff Burton reincarnation! 6 pages!
Special “Lost ‘n found” articles. We tracked down the original band frontmen who disappeared:
Shah Jahan – Original Rator vocalist (quitted the scene since the mid 90’s).
Azmi Bahari – Blackfire vocalist (currently under treatment).
Borg Sakaraka Xul – Nakaratul Khaum vocalist (quitted the scene since the late 90’s).
Total 27 interviews. All are new and exclusive! A lot of researches; must read for anyone who loves the era.Well-written scene articles, music reviews, pin-ups, etc. Old-styled layout like the ones you used to read in the old days. This new issue is even bigger, better and heavier! Honest, mean and rude! Encounter the
genocidal mayhemic experience! The previous issue was sold out very quickly, so don’t miss this one while you can! Wholesale prices available, please contact us.
Heavy 180 A4 pages, full size manuscript fanzine with perfect-binding thick glossy cover. Look at the samples!
Buy here: http://afterlifeprod.bigcartel.com
Wholesale prices available, please ask. Strictly no trade accepted!  Wan Syamsul                                                                                            
BLIGHT -"THE TEACHINGS/DEATH REBORN"
Country: Canada (Quebec)
Genre: Black Metal
BLIGHT burst forth from the Womb of the UmbraPlasma back in 2008, as a singular emanation willed by our Lord in Gnosis, Lucifer. Initially a very low profile side-projects from ex-members of VATICAN, UNQUINTESSENCE, (etc), which was only to release underground tapes (namely "hELIed" via Croquemort Records, and "Anarchonic Deathworship" via Heavy Penetration Prod).
After a brief hiatus from 2010 to 2011 and G. McCaughry parting ways with the other member, as well as the subsequent online release of all recorded material thus far, a new pact was formed with ex-Insect, ex- Ontôs On members Pascal Pelletier, Cedric Deschamps & Rob Lapalme, to create what would become the next incarnation of BLIGHT as a full-lineup project.
2012 was a busy year focusing on developing that vision, writing new material and preparing for an eventual come back on stage.
In 2013 the group released the short Ep entitled "Death Reborn" (recorded at Sonic Stream Studio by Max Ducharme (aka Scythrawl) from Ether, Trails of Anguish, Nefastus Dies, Unquintessence).
In 2016, BLIGHT released yet another Ep entitled "The Teachings," showcasing their true potential and main direction.
Both Eps were eventually released in physical format, first in 2016, as a limited edition Tape/Cassette (96 copies), through Heathen Tribes, and now in CD format via Black Market Metal Label.
Through the years the band has played live shows whenever the opportunity presented itself and has shared the stage with bands such as Anicon, Apes, Dark Circles, Deathbringer, Dépérir, Saccage, and Woe.
BLIGHT is now deep into finishing and polishing tracks for an upcoming full-length album, to be recorded sometime in 2018, which will mark significant improvements in both sound & philosophical approach.Vocalist/Lyricist G. McCaughry is also the founder of the Occult publishing house, Anathema Publishing Ltd. (www.anathemapublishing.com)
http://www.blackmarketmetal.net     https://www.facebook.com/blightbm                                                                                               
Spain's ATARAXY are set to return next year with the release of WHEN ALL HOPE FADES.The album comes on the heels of the 2016 "The Festival / The Tomb" single and marks the band's first full-length since Revelations of the Ethereal (2012).
Dark Descent Records premiered album track "Matter Lost in Time" on the label's most recent digital sampler. The nearly 11-minute exploration of doom-laden death metal immediately caught the attention of the press, including No Clean Singing, who described the song as "...spellbinding, in a chilling and disconcerting way - haunting, bleak, and heavy, with tendrils of uneasy but seductive melody that glide like serpents, seeping poison."
Stream the track HERE.
Dark Descent Records will release When All Hope Fades on CD, cassette and digital on February 16. Vinyl treatment coming through Me Saco Un Ojo Records.
With a certain maturity and poise, a sense of deep-set misery almost pushes the record into death-doom territory. Almost...but not quite. The sound remains tensely energetic, albeit with a sense of space, time and songcraft which is more impressive than ever.
Gruesomely textured wraith-like melodies intertwine monstrously hammering double-bass rhythms, the delicate interplay of guitar harmonies threading a perfect line between devious subtlety and straight-ahead bludgeon.
Perhaps above all else, the gasping tortured vocals imbue a horrific terror upon the listener. It is the sum of all parts which so masterfully elevate Ataraxy above their peers. Few others have scaled such heights; in this timeless classic we witness a band enter the pantheon of death metal royalty.
facebook.com/ATARAXY-281047751876/      ataraxymuerte.bandcamp.com    www.darkdescentrecords.com    www.facebook.com/DarkDescentRec                                                                                                  

NEWS 17.12.2017

                                                                                                           
Meine Fresse ,so langsam ist man doch mit seiner Kreativität und seinem Ideenreichtum in Sachen Review Schreiberei am Ende .Wenn man nun fast tagtäglich da sitzt und seine eigne Meinung kundtun "muss" / soll ,fällt es einem doch immer schwerer ,hierbei mal ein wenig Abwechslung reinzubringen .Da gibt es doch zu viele Sachen ,die zwar nicht schlecht sind ,sich aber im Endeffekt nicht wirklich großartig voneinander unterscheiden .Da nun die aktuelle FU Ausgabe in der Endphase liegt ,wird es auch hier heute erst mal ,für die nächsten paar Wochen ,die letzten aktuellen Reviews geben .Allerdings  wird unsereins nun mal wieder in Sachen ARCHIV nen bissel weitermachen und euch da dann doch mal noch nen ganzen Haufen "abartigen Hörstoff“ näher bringen .Also ,immer schön neugierig bleiben und hier dann doch öfters mal reingucken .
ACEPHALIX – „ DECREATION „
BORN FOR SLAUGHTER- „BORN FOR SLAUGHTER „ (LP)
Videos zum Buch "METALLISIERTE WELT - AUF DEN SPUREN EINER SUBKULTUR" veröffentlicht : Zum hochinteressanten Buch von metal1.info Chefredakteur Moritz Grütz sind nun zwei Videos veröffentlicht worden, die das Buch genauer beleuchten.
Hier gibt's eine Buchvorstellung des Autors:  https://youtu.be/CwoWj33M1-0
...und hier noch einen "Blick ins Buch": https://youtu.be/y66PGLpxKo8
Über das Buch
Noch hinter den höchsten Bergen, in den größten Wüsten und auf den kleinsten Inseln finden sich ein paar wackere Metalheads, die sich zu Bands zusammengeschlossen haben, Konzerte geben und Metal-Kultur leben.
Doch wie fühlt sich ein Black-Metaller im sonnigen Kuba und welche Risiken birgt es, in Saudi-Arabien in einer härteren Musikgruppe zu spielen?
Wie denkt ein Metalhead im von Bürgerkriegen zermürbten Libanon über die Glorifizierung von Gewalt in martialischen Songtexten und was geht eigentlich in der regionalen Szene von Madagaskar? Wie steht es in all diesen Ländern ganz generell um die gesellschaftliche und politische Akzeptanz dem Metal gegenüber?
"Metallisierte Welt – Auf den Spuren einer Subkultur" dokumentiert in über 30 Band-Interviews die Suche nach Antworten auf diese und viele weitere Fragen rund um das Thema Metal in unserer tatsächlich bis in den letzten Winkel "metallisierten Welt".
Moritz Grütz, Jahrgang 1988, ist passionierter Metal-Fan, Musiker und Konzertgänger. In den letzten zehn Jahren verfasste er als Musikredakteur für verschiedene Online-Magazine über eintausend metalbezogene Artikel.
Er ist Chefredakteur des Metal1.info, eines der etabliertesten deutschsprachigen Online-Magazine für Metal- und Rock-Musik.
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Deaf Forever präsentiert: FUCK THE COMMERCE XLLL FESTIVAL  29.05. - 02.06. 2019 ALTE HEIMAT, Röbel/Müritz, Germany
Laut, live hart seit 1997 .Heute können wir mit Freude und Stolz mitteilen, dass es nach mehrjähriger Pause und Suche nach einem passenden Gelände ab 2019 mit dem Kultfestival FUCK THE COMMERCE weitergeht. Mit dem Gelände „Alte Heimat“ in Röbel an der Müritz haben wir nun endlich ein neues, passendes und dauerhaftes Zuhause gefunden, das in vielerlei Hinsicht die Voraussetzung für eine zünftige Festivalparty bietet.
Dem schlechten Wetter sind wir nicht mehr schutzlos ausgeliefert und somit ist ein reibungsloser Ablauf der Sause gewährleistet.
Ihr dürft gespannt sein, denn einige Neuerungen wird es geben. Aber ansonsten bleibt das FUCK was es ist: Kompromisslos anders und exotisch exklusiv.
Alles weitere werdet ihr Stück für Stück auf unserer Homepage und bei Facebook finden.
Wir freuen uns riesig auf Euch in 2019. Euer FTC - Team
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Hell-o, hier Jörg von ftwctp Records „ mit Sitz mitten im Pott. Nur Vinyl, keine Streams und keine CDs, so die Labeldevise, nur um in der hektischen Musiklandschaft einen Gegenpol zu setzen und das genießende Musikhören einfach wieder zu entschleunigen, so wild die Musik auch immer sein mag. Alles kleines DIY-Label mit dem bewussten Verzicht auf einen Vertrieb .
DARKNESS & TEUTONIC SLAUGHTER: SPLIT-7" veröffentlicht :
Die Altenessener Thrasher DARKNESS  feiern 30 Jahre "Death Squad" - alt und doch jung geblieben ist das seinerzeitige Debütalbum. Exklusiv für diese 7" haben die noch immer  wilden Herren mitten aus dem Pott ihren alten Klassiker "Staatsfeind" neu eingespielt - druckvoll, roh und auch heute noch immer ein herzlicher Schlag in die Fresse.
Die Jungsspunde
TEUTONIC SLAUGHTER   aus Gladbeck steuern mit "Damnation & Violence" ebenfalls einen exklusiven extra für die 7" eingespielten Track bei und treten mit ihren  wüsten Eruptionen in die Fussstapfen von Ruhrpottrüplern wie eben Darkness, Sodom und auch Violent Force.
Die 7" ist auf 500 Einheiten limitiert und handnummeriert, 400 Stück davon im tiefsten kohlenschwarz, 100 Stück als blauweiß marmorierte Version - ja ja, die Liebe zum einzig wahren Revierverein spiegelt sich da ein bisschen wieder.
Die 7" kann man sich bei den Bands selbst oder auf deren Konzerten sichern, oder aber eben beim
Label ftwctp Records selbst - gut investierte 6 Euro (zzgl Porto & Verpackung)
Teutonic Slaughter
16.12.2017 Göttingen, Freihafen
26.01.2018 Oberhausen, Thrash Speed Burn Festival Pt. 2
31.03.2018 Gladbeck, Dröhnschuppen
29.09.2018 Gladback, Dröhnschuppen
Darkness
26.01.2018 Oberhausen, Thrash Speed Burn Festival Pt. 2
02.03.2018 Goslar, Lindenhof (with Tankard)
10.03.2018 Hamm, Ragers Elite Festival
28.03.2018 F-Lyon, Execution Publique
02.06.2018 Duisburg, Rage Against Racism
26.07.2018 Brande-Hörnerkirchen, Headbangers Open Air
25.08.2018 E-Las Ecuelas, Skulls Of Metal
02.06.2018 Duisburg, Rage Against Racism
                                                                                     
Hallo Freunde, auch das PARTY SAN verabschiedet das Jahr 2017 und will Euch kurz vor dem Jahreswechsel noch ein paar neue Band unter die tote Tanne knallen. Wir bedanken uns bei Euch für die Treue und Unterstützung und hoffen, dass wir uns gesund und tatkräftig im nächsten Jahr wiedersehen. Wer sein Ticket noch nicht hat oder eines verschenken will wird hier fündig: www.cudgel.de
Booking-News:
Aus der Versenkung zurück! Den Tod abgeschüttelt und das Waldsterben überlebt hat die norwegische Black-Metal-Legende CARPATHIAN FOREST um den exzentrischen Verrückten Nattefrost und wird bei uns das machen, was sie am besten kann: Primitiven Norwegenstahl klirren und den Deibel beschwören. Mit diversen starken Alben in der Hinterhand dürfte einem gelungenen Comeback nichts mehr im Wege stehen.
Die Auflösung der US-Black-Metaller AGALLOCH im Jahr 2016 war für nicht wenige Fans ein Schock. Doch kurz drauf gab Bandkopf John Haughm bekannt, dass er mit Stephen Parker (Maestus) und Trevor Matthews (Uada) eine neue Band gründen würde: PILLORIAN. Wenige Monate danach erschien das Debütalbum „Obsidian Arc“, und das Erbe von AGALLOCH ist deutlich zu hören. US-Black Metal der gehobenen Klasse!http://www.party-san.de                                                                                                         
Iron Maiden akustisch und hautnah . Exklusives Konzert von MAIDEN UNITED am SAMSTAG, 20. JANUAR, IM BAD HOMBURGER KURTHEATER
Gänsehautgefühle sind garantiert, wenn die Iron-Maiden-Akustik-Tributeband Maiden United am Samstag, 20. Januar 2018, bei einem exklusiven Konzert Station im Bad Homburger Kurtheater macht. Gleichzeitig bedeutet ein Maiden United-Konzert ein großes Aufgebot an musikalischen Topstars. Zum Bad Homburger Auftritt hat die All-Stars-Band um Damian Wilson (Threshold), Ruud Jolie und Mike Coolen (beide Within Temptation) zahlreiche prominente Gäste, welche zur Elite im Rock- und Heavy-Sektor zählen, mit dabei.
Bei der einmaligen Show in Bad Homburg wird die Band diesmal von Ralf Scheepers (Primal Fear), Doogie White (Rainbow), Frank Beck (Gamma Ray) Dennis Stratton (Praying Mantis / Iron Maiden) und Micky Huijsmans (End Of The Dream) unterstützt und sorgt so für einen akustischen Konzerthöhepunkt. Dieses Gastspiel ist nicht nur für Fans der Metal-Legende Iron Maiden gedacht, sondern ein Genuss für alle Liebhaber handgemachter Musik.
Maiden United ist ein niederländisch–englisch Projekt, das aus Musikern aus erstklassigen Rockbands besteht. Wie der Name vermuten lässt, spielen Maiden United Songs der britischen Heavy-Metal-Legende Iron Maiden in akustischen Versionen. Bislang haben Maiden United drei, von der Fachpresse hochgelobte Studioalben, veröffentlicht. Die Band wurde 2006 von Bassist Joey Bruers ins Leben gerufen. Die akustischen Interpretationen dieser Ausnahmeband gehen weit über die üblichen Coverversionen hinaus: Mit einigen Musikern spielte Bruers verschiedene Lieder der Band in Akustikversionen, welche vom Publikum positiv aufgenommen wurden. Steve Harris, der Bassist von Iron Maiden, sah ein Konzert von Maiden United und war begeistert. Zusammen mit dem Within-Temptation-Gitarristen Ruud Jolie arrangierte Bruers also weitere Lieder von Iron Maiden neu und suchte nach Musikern für das Projekt. Mit Damian Wilson (Threshold) wurde schließlich einer der besten Sänger des Metalsektors gefunden.
Seit über zehn Jahren tourt die Band erfolgreich durch Europa und begeistert bei ihren Auftritten eine stetig wachsende Fangemeinde. Auch auf den großen Festivals wie dem Wacken Open, dem Bang Your Head in Balingen und dem Dynamo-Festival in den Niederlanden ist die Band ein immer wieder gern gesehener Gast.
Als Support wird die niederländische Motörhead-Akustik-Band „Snake Bite Love“ mit ihren außergewöhnlichen Interpretationen das Publikum begeistern.
Anlässlich des Konzertes ist eine ganz besondere Benefiz-Aktion geplant, deren Erlös an die Organisation „Inklusion muss laut sein“ geht. Das Tattoo-Studio „Körperkult“ aus Bad Homburg bietet am Konzertabend die Möglichkeit, sich zu einem Sonderpreis ein „Eddie“-Motiv stechen zu lassen. Eddie ist das Maskottchen der britischen Metaller von Iron Maiden. Die Wahlmöglichkeit besteht zwischen einem handtellergroßen Eddie-Kopf (150 Euro) und einem Iron-Maiden-Schriftzug (100 Euro). Natürlich geht auch beides in Kombination (200 Euro). Gewählt werden kann aus verschiedenen, vom Studio vorgegebenen Motiven, welche ab dem 27. Dezember auf folgenden Seiten begutachtet werden können: www.facebook.com/Körperkult-274498109231730     www.koerperkult.tv  und  www.facebook.com/MFTB-Concerts-UG-414033348772464.  Voranmeldung ist erforderlich und erfolgt ab Dienstag, 2. Januar, unter Telefon: 06172-683494. Termine sind Montag, 15. Januar sowie der Konzerttag selber, Samstag, 20. Januar. Das Studio befindet sich direkt im Komplex des Kurtheaters.
„Inklusion Muss Laut Sein“ setzt sich für die Barrierefreiheit von öffentlichen Kulturveranstaltungen und die Inklusion von Menschen mit Behinderungen ein, um diesen die Teilnahme an Konzerten und anderen Events zu ermöglichen. Infos unter: www.i-m-l-s.com.
Beginn des Konzertes am 20. Januar ist um 20 Uhr, Einlass um 19 Uhr. Tickets ab 26,50 Euro (zzgl. Gebühren) unter: www.frankfurtticket.de.
Veranstalter:            MFTB Concerts UG
Michael Rehwald  Gartenfeldstraße 18 61350 Bad Homburg  Tel: 0172-3989414    michael@mftb-concerts.de
Vorverkauf    https://www.frankfurtticket.de/tickets/maiden-united-6713.18371/
Video  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m7xpqsvrRks   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8mAl7jwRJys                                                                                                     
                                                                                                           
HORROR PAIN GORE DEATH PRODUCTIONS is proud to present the 2017 Full Year in Review: 39 TRACK FREE BANDCAMP SAMPLER