NEWS 12.8.2018

                                                                                                          
Endlich mal ein paar Tage ,an denen einem der Schweiß nicht in ganz so großen Mengen den Arsch runtergelaufen ist und man wenigstens mal nen bissel zum Luft holen gekommen ist .Natürlich haben wir diese Hitzeruhephase auch mal genutzt ,um neue Kraft und Energie zu sammeln ,damit wir uns so schnell wie möglich schon wieder an die Arbeit für die nächste FU Ausgabe zu machen .
Der „Absatz“ unserer aktuellen Jubiläumsausgabe läuft auf vollen Touren ,auch wenn die Reaktionen darauf durchaus noch etwas besser werden könnten .Dennoch können wir uns nicht wirklich beklagen ,da nun doch immerhin schon gut 40 Exemplare an den Mann gebracht werden konnten .Thanks an der Stelle schon mal an alle unsere Stammleser und an diejenigen ,welche mit dem Begriff SUPPORT THE REAL UNDERGROUND noch wirklich was anfangen können und sich nicht vollkommen dem ganzen digitalen Scheiß hingeben .
Natürlich gibt es auch an diesem Wochenende wieder ne fette Ladung an aktuellen Informationen rund ums Metalgeschehen ,welche ihr Euch nicht entgehen lassen solltet .
                                 GERMANY´S HELLISH GARTENPARTY IN FLAMMEN OPEN AIR 
                       11.-13.07.2019 TORGAU / ENTENFANG3 TAGE / 39 BANDS / METAL IN FREIHEIT
Sei gegrüßt, sollen schon wieder 3 Wochen vergangen sein und der VVK Start für 2019 zum greifen nah?? Per Mail möchte ich einfach nochmals DANKE sagen!
Megastau am Anreisetag, Regendonnerstag als unser Retter(!), Staub, Hitze, Schweiß, Sonne, viele viele Freunde,  viele neue Freunde, Froschkotze, Bier,noch mehr Bier und noch mehr Froschkotze, Tanzeinlagen, Headbanger, entspannte und fröhliche Gesichter,  relaxtes Abhängen vor den Bühnen und unter den Bäumen, viel gelacht, viel "Gekuschel";), Feuerwehrdancing, Heiratsantrag und Hochzeitsfeier,  vieles lief glatt, manches hakte, HAMMER Bands quer durch den Gemüsegarten der Extreme, 4th. Hangover Run,  schwarzes Eis aus schwarzen Waffeln, neugierig schauende Schafe ;), vorüberfliegende Störche, wahnsinnig schöne Sonnenuntergänge…. Und soooo geiler, frisch gebackener Kuchen.. 
Dies nur ein kleiner Ausschnitt des Irrsinns! !! METAL IN FREIHEIT !!
EARLY BIRD Tickets für das IN FLAMMEN Open Air 2019 gibt es ab dem 01.09.!!! Tragt euch den Termin dick ein. 
Vom 11.-13.07.2019 öffnen dann wieder die Tore zu Deutschlands hellish Gartenparty.
Die ersten Bands sind bestätigt! GEIL sag ich da nur :).
Für Anregungen, Lob, Kritik... Immer her mit euren Ideen und Bandwünschen. 
Hier wäre das IN FLAMMEN Open Air 2019 auf Facebook zu finden.
https://www.facebook.com/events/744211232637238
Besten Gruß und wir sehen uns sicher bei dem ein oder anderen Konzert/Festival! Thomas 
www.in-flammen.com
Liebe Freunde, die Berliner Hardcore Veteranen PUNISHABLE ACT spielten seit ihrer Gründung 1993 hunderte Konzerte, Festivals und einige Tourneen quer durch Europa. Zusätzlich tourten sie durch Süd-Ost-Asien (u.a. Thailand, Indonesien, Philippinen). 
Neben den zahlreichen Liveshows, veröffentlichten sie über die Jahre 8 Studioalben und eine EP, zum Teil über Plattenfirmen als auch in Eigenregie.
Mit diesen Releases und ihren Liveshows, konnte sich die Band über die Zeit in der Hardcoreszene einen Namen machen, der deutlich über die eigene Stadtgrenze hinaus reicht. Zu jeder Zeit bodenständig, zu jeder Zeit unabhängig.
2018 feiert die Band ihr 25. jähriges Bestehen als Punishable Act, und veröffentlichen pünktlich zu diesem Jubiläum ihre 10. Platte, welche den Titel X trägt.
Auf dieses Album ist die Band besonders stolz, da es einen breiten Einfluss der verschiedenen Stile wiederspiegelt, welche die Jungs über die Jahrzehnte begleitet und beeinflusst haben. Unabhängig von irgendwelchen Trends oder festgefahrenen Stilen gibt es auf X einen Sound, der Elemente aus Hardcore, Punk, Hip Hop und Metal miteinander verbindet.
DIe Band selbst sagt dazu: "Alles was uns über die Jahre musikalisch, neben dem klassischen Hardcore/Punk/Metal Sound begleitet und inspiriert hat, soll auf dieser Platte mit dem typischen Punishable Act Sound und einer fetten Studioproduktion eingefangen werden. Wir müssen uns nichts beweisen, wir haben diesen Sound auch nicht neu erfunden, aber in 'X' steckt sehr viel Herzblut. Wir hoffen, dass man dies hören und fühlen kann. P.A. together, always, everyday."
 Aktuelles Video zu Twenty Five: https://youtu.be/FN56IGJEawg 
www.punishable-act.de/
www.facebook.com/punishableact
Gordeon Music - Zelterstraße 8 - 10439 Berlin      info@gordeonmusic.de
Die Aschaffenburger Female-fronted Rock/Metal-Band ENEMY INSIDE veröffentlichen heute ihre Single "Falling Away" und feiern dies mit einem brandneuen Video.
"Falling Away" stammt vom Debüt-Album "PHOENIX", das am 28. September auf ROAR! Rock Of Angels Records veröffentlicht wird.
Hier könnt ihr das Video sehen: 
https://youtu.be/xc2YEysPTKE
Sängerin Nastassja Giulia sagt:
"With our first single „Falling Away“ we wrote a song about anxiety and depression, a topic society has a hard time talking about in real life, even though it has never been more important than it is nowadays. With "Falling Away" we wanted to raise awareness and encourage others to speak up, to openly talk about how they’re feeling or to get help. The song mirrors that inner struggle between light and dark, black and white, and we wanted the video for it to do the same."
ENEMY INSIDE sind 2017 in Aschaffenburg von Nastassja Giulia (Gesang) and Evan K (Gitarre) gegründet worden. Durch ihre breit aufgestellte Experimentierfreudigkeit fanden sie ihren ganz eigenen Sound - irgendwo zwischen "Dark Rock" und "Modern Metal". Die Musik beherbergt einen geheimnisvollen Zusammenklang, bei dem die vor Kraft strotzende weibliche Lead-Sängerin mit agressiven Arrangements und catchy Refrains interagiert. ENEMY INSIDE erinnern an Bands wie Evanescence, Lacuna Coil, Amaranthe, Delain, HIM etc.
Enemy Inside sind:
Nastassja Giulia – Gesang
Evan K - Gitarre
David Hadarik - Gitarre
Dominik Stotzem – Bass
Feli Keith – Schlagzeug
https://www.facebook.com/WeAreEnemyInside/
http://roar.gr/artists/enemy-inside/
Gordeon Music - Zelterstraße 8 - 10439 Berlin      info@gordeonmusic.de
Heavy Doom Metal Band BLACK LOTUS lanciert neuen Song und Albumankündigung für Oktober!
Erste Single-Release der spanischen Heavy & Epic Doom Metal Band Black Lotus. Inverse Records veröffentlicht für die in Barcelona basierte Band das gesamte Album "SONS OF SATURN" am 19. Oktober 2018.
Als Vorgeschmack auf das neue Album haben Black Lotus ein Video zur ersten Single "Sons of Saturn" veröffentlicht: https://youtu.be/lay83_1GJ9w
Black Lotus wurde 2015 von Hug Ballesta gegründet. Nachdem die passende Besetzung gefunden wurde, schliessen sie sich Ende 2017 dem Moontower Studio an. Das Album wurde von Javi Félez aufgenommen und gemixt und von Brad Boatright @Audiosiege, Portland, Oregon gemastert.
Hug Ballesta kommentiert:
"Wir haben Sons of Saturn als erste Single gewählt, weil es unsere Key Sounds 
repräsentiert. Als Liebhaber der klassischen Bands aber auch der neuen Stielen im Metal: Rawness, heavy-doomy-slow tempos, aber auch eingängige Melodien, die den Hörer gleichermassen in gegensätzliche Stimmungen versetzen können. Wir freuen uns mit Inverse Records unsere Musik verbreiten ...ich kann das Feedback unserer Fans kaum erwarten! "
Black Lotus' Sound basiert auf den vielfältigen Einflüssen der Bandmitglieder. Traditioneller Heavy Metal ist der gemeinsame Nenner und die treibende Kraft. Alternative Sounds der 90er, Stoner Rock, Doom Metal und Post Metal machen jedoch die Mischung aus. Die Kompositionen umfassen all diese Einflüsse ohne Einschränkungen oder Dogmen. Ebenso sind die Texte ausgesprochen symbolisch und drücken eine dystopische Vision der Gesellschaft und ihrer Sicht der Welt aus. Klassische Mythologie, Okkultismus sowie persönliche Erfahrungen und Visionen sind die Quelle der Kompositionen.
"Sons of Saturn" ist weltweit auf allen digitalen Plattformen verfügbar
https://youtu.be/lay83_1GJ9w
https://spoti.fi/2Muxx2u
https://apple.co/2KFX5Ia

Track list:
01. Kings
02. The Sandstorm
03. The Pyre - intro.
04. Protective Fire
05. Taurobolium
06. Sons of Saturn
07. The Swamp
08. Return to Erebus - closing
Album cover by Luca Solo Macello (free to publish)
Line-up:
Charlie Gotaskull - Rhythm & Lead guitars
Cristian Vil - Bass Guitar, Vocals
Hug Ballesta - Drums, Vocals
Caio Pastore - lead & rhythm guitars (live)
https://www.facebook.com/orderoftheblacklotus
https://orderoftheblacklotus.bandcamp.com/releases
STRATOVARIUS, eine der führenden Bands der Melodic Power Metal-Szene, sind zurück - mit einem Album voller brandheißer und ultra-rarer Songs.
„ENIGMA: INTERMISSION 2“ beinhaltet gleich drei neue Songs sowie - zum ersten Mal in der Bandgeschichte - orchestrale Arrangements von vier sorgfältig ausgewählten Stratovarius-Hits. Das Album verfolgt das gleiche Konzept wie „Intermission", welches vor bereits 17 Jahren zwischen den beiden Stratovarius-Klassikern „Infinite” und „Elements” veröffentlicht wurde, und enthält zusätzlich neun sehr rare, schwer auffindbare Power Metal-Perlen.
Mit über 30 Minuten brandneuer Musik und 50 Minuten an Raritäten, ist „ENIGMA: Intermission 2“ definitiv mehr „Killer“ als nur „Filler“.
„Enigma” und „Oblivion”, 2018 aufgenommen und somit frisch aus dem Studio, sind ohne Zweifel zwei Knaller-Songs. Beide kombinieren eine epische Melodie mit einem bombastischen Refrain sowie harten Gitarren-Riffs und geben genau das wieder, wofür Stratovarius stehen: Symphonic Metal vom Feinsten!
Zudem erinnern beide Tracks an den Song „Unbreakable“, aus dem Studioalbum „Nemesis" (2013) – den am meisten gestreamten Song in der Geschichte der Band.
Auch „Kill It With Fire" und „Castaway", beide zuvor nur für japanische Fans erhältlich, sind ohne Zweifel zwei Killer-Songs, die „ENIGMA: Intermission 2" zu einer Killer-Veröffentlichung machen.
Das offizielle Songstream-Video für „Oblivion” ist ab sofort auf dem earMUSIC YouTube-Kanal erhältlich: https://youtu.be/WYph9C5lTqQ
“Oblivion” kann ab sofort gestreamt und gedownloadet werden:   https://stratovarius.lnk.to/OblivionPR
Auf über 80 Minuten präsentieren sich die Power Metal-Größen um Timo Kotipeltos kraftvolle und emotionale Stimme von ihrer besten Seite. Auch dies führt dazu, das „ENIGMA: Intermission 2“ einem Studioalbum weit mehr ähnelt, als einer einfachen Zusammenstellung.
Das Album erscheint am 28. September 2018 als CD Digipak und Digital bei earMUSIC.
Bestelle “Enigma: Intermission 2” jetzt vor:  https://stratovarius.lnk.to/EnigmaIntermissionIIPR
TRACKLIST
1. Enigma (BRANDNEUE STUDIO-AUFNAHME – 2018 aufgenommen)
2. Hunter†
3. Hallowed††
4. Burn Me Down (BRANDNEUE STUDIO-AUFNAHME – 2018 aufgenommen)
5. Last Shore††
6. Kill It With Fire*
7. Oblivion (BRANDNEUE STUDIO-AUFNAHME – 2018 aufgenommen)
8. Second Sight*
9. Fireborn†
10. Giants*
11. Castaway*
12. Old Man And The Sea††
BRANDNEUE ORCHESTER-AUFNAHMEN (alle 2018 aufgenommen)
13. Fantasy
14. Shine in the Dark
15. Unbreakable
16. Winter Skies
*bisher nicht in Europa erhältlich
†rarer Bonus-Song
†† rarer Bonus-Song – erstmals auf CD erhältlich
Diesen Herbst werden STRATOVARIUS im Rahmen ihrer “A Nordic Symphony ‘18”-Tour gemeinsam mit TARJA in ganz Europa auftreten:
01.10.2018 - Frankfurt – Batschkapp (GER)
02.10.2018 - Kiel – Max (GER)
03.10.2018 - Hannover – Capitol (GER)
05.10.2018 - Karlsruhe – Substage (GER)
07.10.2018 - Utrecht – TivoliVredenburg (NL)
09.10.2018 - Bochum – Matrix (GER)
10.10.2018 - Cologne – Essigfabrik (GER)
11.10.2018 - Saarbrücken – Garage (GER)
13.10.2018 - Solothurn – Kofmehl (CH)
14.10.2018 - Grenoble - La Belle Electrique (CH)
16.10.2018 - Rome – Orion (IT)
17.10.2018 - Milan – Alcatraz (IT)
18.10.2018 - Munich – Backstage (GER)
20.10.2018 - Innsbruck - Music Hall (AT)
21.10.2018 - Prague - Forum Karlín (CR)
22.10.2018 - Berlin - Festsaal Kreuzberg (GER)
24.10.2018 - Gdansk - B90 (PL)
25.10.2018 - Krakow – Studio (PL)
26.10.2018 - Dresden – Reithalle (GER)
28.10.2018 - Budapest – Barba Negra (HUN)
29.10.2018 - Sofia - Universiada Sports Hall (BUL)
Die offizielle „A Nordic Symphony” Spotify-Playlist ist hier zu finden*:
https://spoti.fi/2noLjIS
www.facebook.com/stratovarius
www.stratovarius.com
Gordeon Music - Zelterstraße 8 - 10439 Berlin   info@gordeonmusic.de
Russian Metal trio SECOND TO SUN have released the official video for "Mrakobesie II," a track from crushing new album THE BLACK. Get your fix at this location.
The Black was released on May 16. It can be purchased at this location and is streaming in its entirety on SECOND TO SUN's  Bandcamp page and YouTube Channel. The Black is available on SpotifyiTunes, Bandcamp, and other digital retailers.
The Black is a reissue of the Blackbound (2016) album, which was re-recorded to add vocals, among several other enhancements.  
In case you missed it, SECOND TO SUN recently released the official video for "The Wall." Check it out at youtu.be/Kanrcbdl1qw
www.facebook.com/secondtosun
VORUS debut full lenght album "THE WRETCHED PATH" is coming out in CD format via Detonation Recs. This death metal release will be out in July 2018!!
VORUS (latin), I Devour (english) 
Conceived in 2017, as solo project by an old Banger and American Death Metal musician relocated to Romania. Uriel (Ex-Morbicus, ex-Gutwrench, ex-Rotting Away, Necrorite, Cryptic Realms, etc) As a solo project Vorus recorded the "Chamber of Laments" Demo in August, 2017 then released in tape by Death in Pieces Records in October 2017. 
In September 2017, Uriel's wife Corina (Romanian 90's metal bass player ex-Deimos, ex-Atys) became part of the band permanently. As duo Vorus recorded in November/December 2017 the debut full lenght Album "The Wretched Path" coming out soon in tape format (April, 2018) through Death in Pieces Records and Macabre End Productions.
VORUS are :
Uriel - Vocals/ Guitars/ Drums
Corina - Bass Guitar
Influences: 
Poison (Ger), Obscurity (Swe), Master, Terminal Death, Devastation (Chi), BloodSpill, Necrovore, Rigor Mortis, Sarcofago, Pentagram (Chl), Mortuary (Mx)  
Discography:
Chamber of Laments. MC Demo. Death in Pieces Records, 2017
The Wretched Path. MC Album Death in Pieces Records/ Macabre End Productions, 2018
All music and lyrics by Uriel.
Arrangements by Corina / Uriel.
Recorded, mixed and mastered by Uriel in Deva, Romania (Nov / Dec, 2017).
All rights reserved. Vorus music, 2018.
BANDCONTACT    Official Facebook Page
DEATH IN PIECES RECORDS
    www.facebook.com/deathinpiecesrecs
MACABRE END PRODUCTIONS
   www.facebook.com/macabreenddistro
PRESS INQUIRIES  https://www.facebook.com/ZineaholicPr
FRUST – “ELEMENTS”
Tired of the similarity between many black and post-black metal bands, Frust emerged due to its founder's necessity to create the music he wanted to listen to.
With a music history that goes all the way back to the end of the 90s, Mario Steiner saw himself being forced to give up on all his music activities due to an anxiety disorder, with Frust being his first release in almost two decades.
"Elements" sees Frust mixing traditional chants featuring female voices from Bulgaria and Syria and an ambient-like atmosphere, with traditional black metal.
The band's full-length "Recurring Dreams" is also set to be released on January 2019.
For fans of  Alcest and Austere.
Genre Post Black Metal
Line-up Mario Steiner
Tracklist:
1. Earth
2. Air
3. Water
4. Fire
https://www.facebook.com/frust.at/
https://frust-at.bandcamp.com
CHTHONIC to release their eighth album BATTLEFIELDS OF ASURA on October 12th in Europe (the Taiwnese release is 10th October)
CHTHONIC, the Taiwanese metal band recognized with its unique signature of performance, is to release an all new album "Battlefields of Asura" on October 12th this year since its last official album "Butik" (2013). 
Formed in 1995, CHTHONIC has hit the road of a tour over forty countries with hundreds of concerts and festivals.  CHTHONIC has become the most visible Taiwanese metal band with international publicity.  In the past five years, all five members of CHTHONIC have turned a new page in their lives respectively.  The frontman of band formed a new political party but also got elected into the Parliament while the others established their families.  Nevertheless, they have not forgot the promise to release new material to the fans.  This year, CHTHONIC has Randy Blythe, frontman of Grammy-nominated metal band Lamb of God, and Denise Ho, iconic freedom fighter and singer from Hong Kong to join the creation of the album and appeared in the preview of title track and raised huge resonance in the music circle.
Secretive promotion planning generates discussion with title track remixed by new bands and iconic Hong Kong singer Denise Ho.
The promotional highlights of the title track in new album, "Millennia’s Faith Undone" (
烏牛欄大護法), has been remixed and published by five new bands and artists with their own distinctive styles-- Elephant Gym, Hom Shenhao, Unfamiliar Friends Party, Bison Country, and Angry Youth, which raised the speculation and attention among fans and people in music industry about the song and the series of remixes.  The speculation even hinted the possibility of renaissance of lyrics in Taiwanese.  Days ago, Denise Ho, the iconic Hong Kong singer, published her version of "Millennia’s Faith Undone", as her first Taiwanese song mixed with the voice of Freddy Lim, the frontman of CHTHONIC, throughout the song, which has become a hit in Taiwan and Hong Kong.  As the talks about the relations between the song and CHTHONIC continues, the answer finally reveals today that the 50-second preview of original version of "Millenia’s Faith Undone" will be published by CHTHONIC and the full version will be out on September 4th.
 Find all the remixes here:
 https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLwquGFDLGAoVNzhCHpw4ZGvwBEbgSuWYd
Find the teaser for the original Chthonic version here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EVBOFlMOMog
CHTHONIC’s New Album carries the metaphors on social ideologies and philosophies through depicting Taiwanese gods and deities in search of ideal in blood-shed battlefields with a mythological, religious, exotic atmosphere.
According to CHTHONIC, the new album "Battlefields of Asura" depicts the adventure of deities in Taiwan through eleven songs carrying messages about resistance, freedom and fraternity.  The journey is full of hostility, adversary, impregnable fortresses and desires but also inspires infinite courage to search for eternal wisdom.  Anyone deeply touched by this album will eventually realize that it is the origin of all thrilling epic stories portrayed in the past albums.  This album sounds like gods versus devils and fights among evil spirits on the surface; however, everyone can feel the empathy of fury, grief and even strength of resurgence from the lyrics.  When asked why the band names the new album "Battlefields of Asura", Doris, the spokesperson of CHTHONIC, states that this album is the prologue of the albums released in the past and was inspired by and dedicated to the activists of Taiwan’s first modern political reform movement back in 1920s.
Free Trial music video published today. CHTHONIC’s first album in vinyl along with CD. Pre-Oder of collection set begins in Taiwan, Japan, Singapore and Hong Kong.
The first wave of promotion will begin today with a 50-second free trial music video online. 
CHTHONIC also begins the pre-order of CD and vinyl in the EU and North America.  It is also the first vinyl released by CHTHONIC since its formation. Pre-order of the album collection set in Taiwan, Japan, Singapore and Hong Kong also begins now. 
The package includes new album, T-shirt and caps, thematic candle glass, rosary plus 7-inches vinyl collaboration single of CHTHONIC and Denise Ho.
Link of Teaser: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EVBOFlMOMog
CD and vinyl pre-order now at
https://www.omerch.eu/shop/chthonic
https://www.indiemerchstore.com/brand/chthonic
Box set pre-order now at
http://www.howling-bull.co.jp/
https://ciongzo.com/
CHTHONIC
http://www.chthonic.tw/
https://www.facebook.com/chthonictw/
Horror Pain Gore Death Productions have signed Virginia's old school Death Metal beats ARCHAEOBEAST and are set to release their new EP, MANIFESTING THE ANTICHRIST September 7 on CD and Digital formats. Below is the official description:
ARCHAEOBEAST make their Horror Pain Gore Death Productions debut with the new EP, Manifesting The Antichrist! Hailing from Virginia, ARCHAEOBEAST perform old school Death Metal that is vicious, extreme and intense. 
Manifesting The Antichrist features four evil tracks of crushing brutality that is not for the faint of heart... no posers, fakes or wimps! 100% REAL DEATH METAL for fans of Asphyx, Autopsy, Carnage, Cianide, Coffins, Death, Dismember, Immolation, Incantation, Morbid Angel, Morgoth and Unleashed.
Check out album track "Talisman Of Deceit" at  https://youtu.be/ui-XeLthFEs.
Manifesting The Antichrist track listing:
1. Manifesting The Antichrist
2. Dark Covenant
3. Talisman Of Deceit
4. Iniquitous Sepulchr
Pre-order Manifesting The Anitchrist at
CD - www.horrorpaingoredeath.com/store/hpgd175.html
Digital - hpgd.bandcamp.com/album/manifesting-the-antichrist
T-shirt - hpgd.bandcamp.com/merch/archaeobeast-manifesting-the-antichrist-t-shirt-2
Respected US site Heavy Blog Is Heavy streamed a stunning track of Swedish death metal sensation CRAWL HERE. Writer Jonathan Adams described their music as thus in his feature - 
"M. Sjögren’s guitars battle for supremacy against A. Batar’s excellent drum work, culminating in some of the heaviest sounds this area of death metal can be expected to produce."
CRAWL (SWEDEN) - 'RITUALS'
LP Box Set / LP / Autographed Silver-embossed CD Box Set / CD / Merch / Digital
Genre - Death Metal
Release Date - August 20th, 2018
Record Label - Transcending Obscurity Records (India)
For fans of - Dismember, Skitsystem, Feral, Paganizer, Gatecreeper, Bloodbath, Down Among The Dead Men, Master
From the label that put out releases of
Paganizer, Henry Kane and Ursinne which upheld the brand of Swedish death metal, you have Crawl unleashing their debut full length that sets new standards for the style. Crushing Swedeath honouring the progenitors and at the same time stepping out their shadows by concocting a vile mix with influences of punk/crust and hardcore is what's on offer here. 'Rituals' is an irreverent exercise in bombarding the classic style with fresh elements and lending to the staid style new vitality. Prepare to be shocked, annihilated and thrilled at the prospect of listening to the new masterpiece.
Line up: 
M. Sjögren - Guitar/Bass (ex-Discarnate) 
A. Batar - Drums (ex-Demonical, ex-Tormention) 
J. Lyngfelt - Vocals (Dråp, ex-Decomposed) 
Artwork by Jonas A. Holmberg (This Gift Is A Curse)
Track list: 
1. Reject The Cross 
2. Breathing Violence
3. The Stench 
4. Black Ritual 
5. Trail of Traitors 
6. Sentenced To Rot 
7. Cowards 
8. Suffer 
9. Coven Of Servants
LabelBandcamp
Transcending Obscurity Site
Transcending Obscurity Facebook
Crawl Facebook
Transcending Obscurity YouTube Channel

Thanks a ton!  Kunal Choksi
IMPERIAL DOMAIN – “THE DELUGE”
Format:
 CD/Digital
Release Date: August 10th 2018
Record label: Inverse Records
Genre: Melodic Death Metal
Country: Sweden 
Swedish melodic death metal band IMPERIAL DOMAIN released their long-awaited 
third studio album 'The Deluge' today August 10th via Inverse Records. It's been 15 years since their previous album 'The Ordeal' was released.
 They also released a music video for track 'The Future is Lost': 
https://youtu.be/h17RcDUvmpI
Vocalist Andreas Öman comments:
"We are very happy to announce the release of the third album ‘The Deluge’. Along with the album we release this new video for the song ’The Future Is Lost’, which is the third track on the album. This is one of my favorite songs and is the first song I recorded for the album and for Imperial Domain, so It’s a special song to me"
Imperial Domain was formed in Uppsala, Sweden, back in 1994. In June 1997 they recorded their debut album entitled ”In The Ashes Of The Fallen” in Sunlight Studios. The second album entitled ”The Ordeal” was recorded in October-November 2000 in Prime Studios.
Both albums received great reviews around the world and the band continued to play until 2005. From that time the band members continued to play in other constellations until they decided to start up the band again in 2014.
The hunger for making music was there again and they all were eager to create something new, this Imperial machine had more to offer. But unfortunately, tragedy struck the same year as the singer Tobias von Heideman passed away. This didn't stop the band however, they were determined to complete material for a new album, which they did in 2016. These boys have something really special in their hands. It's melodic yet incredibly heavy and noncompromising as their new singer Andreas Öman proves to be a worthy replacement for Tobias.
”The Deluge” the brand new offering from IMPERIAL DOMAIN contains 8 well executed tracks of immaculate production values recorded in HSH-studio. With mixing and mastering of the highest quality at E.A.P. by Ronnie Björnström and artwork by Pete Alander at BANDMILL, you can be assured of a piece of work with uncompromising quality.
An album this strong can't be ignored!
Listen to the single on:​
https://spoti.fi/2I0YV5e
https://www.deezer.com/us/album/65882962
https://amzn.to/2JLemnE
Line-up:
Andreas Öman - Vocals
Peter Laitinen - Guitar
Philip Borg - Guitar
Alvaro Svanerö – Drums
http://www.imperialdomain.se
http://www.facebook.com/imperialdomain.se
With the 12 October having been set as the release date for "HEATHEN", the eighth full-length album from veteran Norwegian Dark Metallers AETERNUS, Dark Essence Records have today revealed full details of the album and debuted a track from it.
The track, "The Sword of Retribution", can be heard at, or embedded from,  
https://soundcloud.com/dark-essence-records/02-the-sword-of-retribution
"Heathen", which will mark the band's 25th Anniversary,  is all that you would expect from AETERNUS, which was founded in Bergen by guitarist and frontman Ares, and is one of the original pioneers of the Dark Metal genre. The seven-track album is packed full of AETERNUS'  trademark sound, which combines features from both Black Metal and Death Metal . The complex extreme music is spiced with heavy riffs and melodic interludes, performed to perfection by vastly experienced, and extremely skilled, musicians. 
With artwork by Tom Korsvold and photography by Ares, tracklisting for "Heathen" is as follows:
1. Hedning
2. The Sword of Retribution
3. Conjuring of the Gentiles
4. The Significance of Iblis
5. How Opaque the Disguise of the Adversary
6. Boudica
7. ‘Illa Mayyit
Aside from Ares, AETERNUS' lineup is composed of Phobos (GRAVDAL, GORGOROTH live) on drums and KRAKOW's Eld on bass.  Live guitar duties have been taken up by Gorm (THYRUZ) and the band will accompany TAAKE on their South American tour in September.
Confirmed upcoming appearances for AETERNUS include:
25 Sep: Multiforo Cultural, Mexico City, Mexico
13 Oct: Destruction Fest, Stockholm, Sweden
Tour With Taake
26 Sep: Teatro Lumiere, Bogota, Colombia
27 Sep: Sala Bombay, Medellin, Colombia
29 Sep: Setembro Negro Festival, Sao Paolo, Brazil
30 Sep: Museo Rock, Buenos Aires, Argentina
"Heathen" will be available in CD, LP and Digital versions, and is now available to pre-order from:
  https://www.darkessencerecords.no/webshop/
More information about AETERNUS can be found on the band’s Facebook page at
 http://www.facebook.com/Aeternusofficial
Fan-filmed footage of AETERNUS on stage at Inferno Festival 2013 can be seen at
 http://youtu.be/H-us6-RajKY
DEKONSTRUKTOR – “ EATING THE UNIVERSE”  Tape. Out now!DEKONSTRUKTOR is a russian band that dwells in the realms of doom and disruption since almost ten years.
Evolving on a crushing doom metal basis, the style of the band also comes with influences of old industrial and experimental music.
The outcome sounds greasy, quite suffocating, infernal, rusty, disconnected, epic, quite tortured, and can remember the industrialized doom disconnection of old GODFLESH (Streetcleaner), the doom and fuzz of ELECTRIC WIZARD (In a more tortured manner), the industrial subprojects that came from the extreme metal scene in the early 90's, perhaps the most monolithic moments of very early CATHEDRAL, the heaviness of the Swiss band SLUDGE (Naked scarecrow),with touches of VOIVOD...
Listen:  
https://youtu.be/p6Gg2e54mtU
This is the tape rerelease of their first album "Eating the universe", initially available only on Russian labels,
Now released in Europe by VISCERAL CIRCUITRY Records.
This comes as a black cassette with sticker, and pro printed color cover.
Available against 3,30 euros (+ postage) from this webshop;
  http://visc.tictail.com/product/dekonstruktor-rus-eating-the-universe-tape
Or from NIHILISTIC Distro:  http://nihilisticdistro.tictail.com/product/dekonstruktor-rus-eating-the-universe-tape
Milwaukee black metal group PREZIR have released a new single from forthcoming album AS RATS DEVOUR LIONS. Stream "Hamatsa Death Ritual" at the following link: prezir.bandcamp.com/track/hamatsa-death-ritual
PREZIR will release As Rats Devour Lions, on September 17 on Godz ov War Productions. The follow up to 2017 debut EP  Contempt, As Rats Devour Lions delivers a scornful blow to the wasteland of safe metal modernity. A contemptuous rebuke of all extremist ideologies, both present and historical, PREZIR epitomizes black metal ferocity (DESTROYER 666, DAWN, EMPEROR) laden with thrash (MEGADETH, SLAYER) and death metal (MORBID ANGEL, IMMOLATION, DEICIDE) influences. This record is a faster, more melodic, and heavier auditory assault than their previous effort. 
Stream the title track from As Rats Devour Lions at this location.
A black metal cyclone, PREZIR features guitarists Rory Heikkila (SHROUD OF DESPONDENCY) and Tyler Okrzesik (SHROUD OF DESPONDENCY), vocalist and lyricist Luka Djordjevic (KHAZADDUM), drummer Brian Serzynski (PIGS BLOOD), and bassist Jerry Hauppa (ARA/NORTHLESS)
As Rats Devour Lions was skillfully recorded and mixed by Shane Hochstetler at Howl Street Recordings. Bass recorded by J.Hauppa; artwork and layout by L.Djordjevic; and photography by David Warner.
Track List
1. As Rats Devour Lions
2. Ideologue Alchemy
3. Janičari
4. Dar al-Harb
5. Serpents in the House of Ra
6. Hamatsa Death Ritual
7. Plagiarized Infamy
8. Oedipus Context
www.facebook.com/Prezir/
prezir.bandcamp.com/
http://godzovwar.com/
REVOLUTIO – “VAGRANT”
Format: jewel case/digipack/digital
Release Date: November 9th 2018
Record label: Inverse Records
Genre: Post Apocalyptic Thrash Metal
Country: Italy
Italian post-apocalyptic thrashers REVOLUTIO signed a worldwide deal for the release of “Vagrant” with Inverse Records.
Formed in 2011, their sound is an evolution of thrash/groove metal with modern Gojira-like technical linings, all thrown into the world of Mad Max. With grooveful drumming, thrash riffs and a variety of vocal registers, “Vagrant” proves that the band can take the metal formula and give it a fresh spin. The lyrics combine post-apocalyptic and introspective elements to describe the failure of the modern age, its decay and the rise of a new era of man.
All the tracks have been recorded, mixed and mastered at Audiocore Studio (Raw Power, Dark Lunacy, The Modern Age Slavery)
The artwork has been designed by the russian studio Mayhem Project Design.
The new album “Vagrant” is set to be released via Inverse Records on November 9th, 2018
Track Listing:  
01. Aftermath
02. Meek and the Bold
03. What Breaks Inside
04. The Oracle
05. Ozymandias
06. Eclipse
07. Silver Dawn
08. Requiem
09. Daydream
10. The Great Silence
Line-Up:
Maurizio Di Timoteo – Vocals, Rhythm Guitars
Luca Barbieri – Lead Guitars
Francesco Querzé - Bass
Davide Pulito – Drums
For fans of Pantera, Metallica, Gojira
ALBUM PRE-ORDER:  https://bit.ly/2LIP4mG
“Meek and the Bold” Lyric Video:  https://youtu.be/XRqegRXYZ-s
http://www.facebook.com/RevolutioBand
http://www.revolutioband.com
Romanian Death Metal group SADDAYAH offer a new track taken off their upcoming debut album, "APOPHENY OF LIFE", full-length scheduled for release on the 7th of September via Loud Rage Music. 8, the second single, is now available for streaming here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vF-tyVK0das
SADDAYAH‘s music is rooted in traditional Death Metal, but the band’s serious technical abilities rose to a fresh, melodic and technical type of Death Metal with progressive and blackened influences.
Apopheny of Life"was recorded, mixed and mastered at the I.V. Metal Foundry studio, while the cover of the CD was done by Costin Chioreanu.
Saddayah   https://www.facebook.com/SaddayahBand/
Loud Rage Music
   www.loudragemusic.com   loudragemusic.bandcamp.com
Greyhaze Records has made the forthcoming audio-enhanced vinyl/cassette reissue of SARCÓFAGO's THE WORST AVAILABLE for streaming. Get the full album treatment below:  https://greyhazerecords.bandcamp.com/album/the-worst
Greyhaze Records will release The Worst August  24 on vinyl and cassette. The reintroduction of this classic album for the first time on vinyl and tape, complementing the already-existing CD version, comes with massive audio and visual improvements. The album's audio went through a high-quality remastering process, including audio sourced from original master tapes. The Worst's reissue also comes with an expanded visual package including previously unavailable photos from the album's photo session.
Pre-order The Worst   store.greyhazerecords.com/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=517
Originally released in 1996, Sarcófago's  The Worst was to be the band's last full-length album. Despite criticism on its use of a drum machine, the album serves as a manifest of Metal's elemental counter-culture stance. It was a spit in the face of the then emergent rise of canned, subpar versions of heavy music such as Grunge and Nu Metal.
Sarcófago's The Worst is so much more than the cheap criticism it has received over the years. It is one of the most cherished offerings by the band and a clear symbol that despite attacks on its very essence, true Metal cannot be tamed or boxed into a palatable package. True metal should be wild, non-conforming, bizarre satanic noise. 
A promo video for album track "God Bless the Whores" is available at this location.
www.greyhazerecords.com
greyhazerecords.bandcamp.com/
www.facebook.com/greyhazerecords
MUTILATED BY ZOMBIES – “ SCRIPTS OF ANGUISH”
Redefining Darkness Records are proud to present our latest signing, MUTILATED BY ZOMBIES, from Dubuque, Iowa. This release is a bit of a departure from our typical focus of all that is "Old School" or Death Metal reminiscent of the early Swedish Death Metal movement or Death Metal forefathers such as Autopsy, Death, and Immolation.
MUTILATED BY ZOMBIES are proudly flying the flag of their influences ala Cannibal Corpse, Deicide, Monstrosity, and early Cryptopsy. Bringing a freshness to what may be considered "Traditional Death Metal", I can't help but be reminded of modern bands that have successfully accomplished the same such as Aeon, Dyscarnate, and Aborted. It is shocking to me that such a juggernaut can come from a 3 piece band. Hope you all enjoy - this disasterpiece comes to you in CD and digital format October 5th, 2018.
Be sure to check out some of my favorites from the album, "Instructions for Death", "Crippling Despair", and "Dismissed".
http://www.redefiningdarkness.com/
Following their debut album "INTO THE STORM" from 2011, the heavy metal rockers INNER AXIS from Kiel / North Germany have released their latest work "We Live By The Steel" through Fastball Music and Soulfood Music Distribution.
Genre: Heavy Metal
Label: Fastball Music
Distribution: Soulfood Music Distribution
Recorded and mixed by Ali Orhan at Tonstudio SH  
www.tonstudio-sh.de
Mastered by Jens Bogren (Kreator, Hammerfall, Amon Amarth, Powerwolf etc.) at fascination street studios  
www.fascinationstreet.se
Coverartwork by Jan Yrlund (Manowar, Testament, Stratovarius, Apocalyptica etc.) at Darkgrove studios  
www.darkgrove.net/
Tracklist:
1. Blades of death
2. All is one
3. Night rider
4. The brave
5. Red dead
6. Storm lords
7. Hound of hell
8. The call of steel
9. We live by the steel
10. Rain or shine
Lineup:
Kai Hagemann: vocals
Zacharias Drosos: lead guitar
Dirk Tiemann: rythm guitar
Martin Gühlcke: bass
Thies Jacobsen: drums
First video „Storm lords“:  
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2jddEGuj29g
Second video „All is one“:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IvxkecdzbcE
With the help of their first album the band was already able to reach the finals of various contests, i. a. for the soundtracks of the movie "Punisher Warzone" as well as the video game "Brütal Legend". The song "Rain Or Shine" reached the finals of the official "Wacken Open Air Hymn".
The band skilfully combines references from traditional heavy metal with modern influences and presents ten new songs demonstrating a successful further development of their very own "steel".
In musical terms, INNER AXIS respectfully approach established acts of the genre and at the same time go their own way. In doing so, a phat production pairs up with crisp grooves, heavy guitars and hymn-like choruses which are often enough embedded in epic "battle arrangements". The album title "We Live By The Steel" defines proverbially the context, the subject being deliberately based on classic established heavy metal acts .
INNER AXIS already played gigs and supported bands like Iced Earth, Enforcer, Paul DiAnno, Portrait, Paragon, Seven Thorns and Shadowbane and knew how to impress the audience. Now, the North German band is very eager to promote the new material live on stage

NEWS 5.8.2018

                                                                                                          
An Tag 3 knallen wir Euch noch malne super fette Ladung an aktuellen metallischen Neuigkeiten vor den Latz ,durch welche ihr Euch nun wahrlich kämpfen müsst .Aber wir denken mal ,dass wir Euch hier auch mal wieder so einiges an leckerem und interessanten Stoff  aufzeigen ,welcher Euren metallisch musikalischen Horizont durchaus erweitern dürfte  und einen festen Platz in Eurer fetten Sammlung finden könnte .
Auch in Sachen Festivals für das nächste Jahr sind die ersten Termine raus ,welche ihr Euch bereits jetzt schon mal fett im Kalender ankreuzen solltet.
Schwarzlicht Konzerte in Koop. mit Doomstar Booking präsentiert: MUTILATION RITES (USA) + SOLBRUD (DK)
*****MUTILATION RITES*****
Im Rahmen ihrer Europa-Tournee beehren MUTILATION RITES das Helvete in Oberhausen. Das New Yorker Quartett mit ihrer abgefahrenen Mischung aus Death, Black, Crust, Doom und Thrash Metal, möchte mit euch zusammen am So., den 26.08.18 ihr neuestes und langersehntes Meisterwerk "CHASM" abfeuern.
Mutilation Rites schafft es mehr denn je genreübergreifende Stilistiken in einer herrlich kompromisslosen Art miteinander zu verschmelzen.
Schwarzlicht Konzerte freut sich riesig Teil dieser Show zu sein und euch einer der heißesten Eisen ihrer Zunft präsentieren zu dürfen!
Welcome Mutilation Rites!
"Pierced Larynx" (erst Singleauskopplung aus CHASM):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B35F8QsrAKo
http://mutilationrites.com/
https://mutilationrites.bandcamp.com/
*******SOLBRUD******
Unterstützt werden MR durch die dänische Black Metal Combo SOLBRUD. Die vier Jungs aus Copenhagen sorgen seit einiger Zeit für großes Aufhorchen in der Black Metal Scene und erleben derzeit das, was man wohl einen ordentlichen Push nennt. Und das zurecht, denn Solbrud steht für eisigen und ausschweifend treibenden, sowie melodiösen Black Metal a la bonne heure! So räumten die Jungs bereits in 2014 mit ihrem zweiten Langeisen "Jærtegn" einige bedeutsame Auszeichnungen in ihrem Heimatland ab:
Hard Rock -Album of the Year (Award, 2014)
High Voltage Rock Awards -Band of the year (Award, 2014)
& Metal Album of the year (Award, 2014)
Bands of Tomorrow -Metal of the year (Award, 2014)
Ihr 2017er Album "VEMOD" knüpfte hier nahtlos an und sorgte dafür, dass Solbrud international Anklang fand. Solbrud ist weitaus mehr als die hiesige Support-Band. Sie sind der zweite großartige Act des Abends und ein absolutes Muss für jeden, der annähernd ein Ohr für schwarze Klänge hat.
Welcome Solbrud!
http://solbrud.com/
https://solbrud.bandcamp.com/
Alle Daten im Überblick:
Aug 19 • NL, Tilburg, LittleDevil Bar
Aug 20 • GER/ B, NL, need help!!!
Aug 21 • B, Antwerp, Antwerp Music City
Aug 22 • FR , Nantes, Le Ferrailleur - Café Concert
Aug 24 • CH, Winterthur, Gaswerk
Aug 25 • GER, Hannover; Stumpf
Aug 26 • GER, Oberhausen, Helvete Pub - Club - Live Stage
Aug 27 • GER, Siegen, Vortex
Aug 28 • GER, Dresden, Chemiefabrik Dresden (Chemo)
Aug 29 • B, Brussel, Magasin 4
Aug 30 • GER, Kiel, Alte Meierei Kiel
Aug 31 • GER, Berlin, Supamolly
Sep 1 • DK, Aarhus, @Radar
Sep 2 • DK, Copenhagen, Musik Loppen
Ticket im VVK unter  https://bit.ly/2JC5eSa
Facebook Event:  https://www.facebook.com/events/216899385778980/?ti=as
BLUTVIAL - “MYSTERIES OF EARTH”
Heidens Hart Records is proud to present chapter V of Blutvial, “mysteries of earth". Emerging out of nowhere, this raw piece of necro filth and grim hatred is finally released on digipack CD July 2018. With “mysteries of earth", Blutvial is presenting a melancholic and harsh output of unholy black metal in the classic Scandinavian riff-based tradition of the early and mid 90s, reminding of Norwegian gems by bands such as Thorns, Kvist, Strid, Gorgoroth, Obtained Enslavement and, of course, Burzum. Anyone who is still spellbound by the early outputs of those bands will have found a new gem here.
“mysteries of earth" was recorded across the seas by Ewchymlaen (of UK outfits Reign of Erebus and Acolyte’s Ruin), Aort and Andras (of renowned U.K. avantgarde black metal act CODE as well as INDESINENCE), with Tiúval (of ISRATHOUM) on drums. A draconian asseverence schemed, convened and ejaculated by Blutvial - the album is self produced by the band so expect a pure and unpolished sound coming straight from the source. Adorned with an uncomplicated yet effective performance and production, revealing in the most optimal and fitting way the focus on relentless riffs and aggression that will instantly draw you into the dark universe of Blutvial.
CD released summer 2018, first press comes in digipack on extra heavy cardboard with embossing on front cover, 8 page booklet with all lyrics, etc...
Lineup: 
Ewchymlaen – guitar and vocals 
Aort – guitar 
Andras – bass guitar 
Tiúval – drums
Tracklist:
01 beneath the moon 8:46 
02 black silence 2:07 
03 existential rite 3:48
04 vaults of unrest 4:46 
05 carving nihil 7:04 
06 midwinters halls 5:43
07 urnacht 5:34 
08 doomed to eternal night 5:47 
09 in praise of noctula 7:10 
10 where graves spring open 10:02
http://www.facebook.com/Blutvial
http://heidenshart.bandcamp.com/album/mysteries-of-earth
http://www.facebook.com/heidenshart
SOLITARY – “NOTHING CHANGES” (  20TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION )
Genre:
Thrash Metal
For fans of: Metallica | Xentrix | Testament
In the mid ‘90s thrash metal was dying. The heady days when the ‘Big Four’ were on everyone’s lips and every magazine cover and the Clash Of The Titans tours dominated the arenas were becoming fading memories. However, in the north of England, one young man wasn’t prepared to sit and reminisce about the good old days and accept the turning of the tide. Rich Sherrington had a dream to follow in the footsteps of his teenage heroes Xentrix - and even if Xentrix themselves had fallen by the wayside; he wasn’t going down without a fight. In 1994 Rich formed his own band, Solitary and against all the trends, possibly against all good sense, they started the thrash fight back.
The first Solitary album saw the light of day in 1998 on Holier Than Thou records. Nothing Changes was an iron fist of defiance, born of passion, determination and bloody knuckled defiance. Songs like ‘A Second Chance’ and ‘Bitterness’ bristled with snarling riffs, armed to the teeth and ready to fight. Even the fickle press couldn’t deny the intensity and integrity that the Solitary rebel collective had channelled into their fiercely independent music. On the back of positive reviews from major magazines like Terrorizer Solitary hit the road for two UK tours...and they’ve never looked back.
The latest Solitary album, 2017s The Diseased Heart Of Society found the band harder, faster and more focussed than ever before. The album was welcomed with open arms by a metal scene that is once more accepting of thrash metal. The old heroes have all emerged from hiding and it’s as if the dark days never happened...but some people have long memories. Solitary never hid away and never stopped fighting and now it’s time to celebrate their hard earned battle scars...
Twenty years on from its original release Solitary have revisited the album that announced their arrival on the battlefield. Nothing Changes has returned with new artwork, a host of bonus tracks and just a little injection of modern studio wizardry. Sounding heavier and more aggressive than ever before this old soldier has lost none of his venom and fighting spirit. In a nod to the past this special 20th Anniversary edition of Nothing Changes will only be available on CD, not on any digital platform, so pick up a copy while they’re around or miss out forever. Celebrate the true spirit of thrash, raise a glass to the unbowed and unbroken and pledge your allegiance to the band that promised to thrash forever.
Nothing Changes Line-up:
Rich Sherrington – Vocals & Guitar
Gareth Harrop - Bass
Matthew Costello - Guitar
Simon Tomlinson – Drums
Current Line-up:
Rich Sherrington – Vocals & Guitar
Andy Mellor – Lead Guitars
Pete Hewitt – Bass
Roy Miller - Drums
http://www.solitary.org.uk
GWYDION – “ THIRTEEN”
Record label: Ultraje
Genre: Viking/Folk Metal
Origin: Portugal
Distributed by Plastic Head (UK) and Rock Inc (BeNeLux)
The Portuguese warriors Gwydion are back on the battlefield, ready to slaughter any and every enemy who wants to go against their metal demand, always with European History as background.
Succeeding "Veteran" (2013), "Thirteen" is the fourth album by this band from Lisbon and promises to represent a musical and conceptual maturity, even if it is a band with more than 20 years of career. With "Thirteen", Gwydion begin there in the North with "793", the year that represents the beginning of the Viking Era, and then follow at full speed to the South with tracks like "Oh Land Of Ours - Al Andaluz". Between all, we will hear and be part of battles, sieges, steel confrontations and last sighs – all composed by well detailed guitar riffs that receive much inspiration from melodic death metal, a military drumming execution that marks the marching pace of battalions, vocals diversified between growls and the imperative of a sung ode, without forgetting the folk elements that give color and energy to the entire Gwydion discography.
Suitable for fans of early Alestorm, Ensiferum, Eluveitie and Amon Amarth.
www.gwydion.org
PANDEMONIUM – “ PAZUZU”  ( TAPE BOX )
Old Temple presents first in the history of legendary PANDEMONIUM cassette box. Set includes four cassettes:
1. Devilri + reh 91 first time on tape
2. The Ancient Catatonia first time in full version of ten songs
3. Misanthropy first time on tape
4. Nihilist first time on tape
All cassettes closed in an extra elegant box. Limited edition to 66 hand numbered copies.
http://www.oldtemple.com/         
DEATHCALL – “ ETERNAL DARKNESS”
Here's the debut album from New Zealand band Deathcall. Deathcall have based their music style on a more traditional style of death metal with a few other styles like thrash in the mix.  "Eternal Darkness" was recorded over about a seven month period in 2017. All engineering, mixing and mastering was done by John Parker.
Lineup:
Dean - guitar and vocals 
John - guitar 
Euan - bass
Shane - drums 
https://www.facebook.com/DeathCallMetal/      
Invisible Oranges has premiered a new song from forthcoming HELLISH album THE SPECTRE OF LONELY SOULS
Stream "The Night" at  invisibleoranges.com/hellish-bring-forth-the-night/
HELLISH will release sophomore album The Spectre of Lonely Souls July 27 on Unspeakable Axe Records (the album will be available through international distribution channels on August 31). Pre-orders are available now at this location.
Stream another album track, "The Screams Come from Inside," at this location.
Many continents can lay claim to being formative breeding grounds for various pieces of the extreme metal puzzle, but perhaps none were such a melting pot as South America in the 1980s.  Bands in Brazil, Chile, and other countries pushed thrash metal to its limits until it blurred into what would later be known as black and death metal, and dressed the whole thing in extreme expressions of occultism and hellfire.  With that bed of influence bubbling beneath them, modern-day thrashers HELLISH make perfect sense: tightened and refined (but only barely), without diminishing any of the speed-freak tendencies or punkish intensity of their predecessors, and certainly no less devoted to the left hand path.
Coming out of Santiago, Chile in the 2010s, HELLISH previously made believers out of thrash fans worldwide with their Unspeakable Axe-released debut, 
Grimoire.  Only two years later, the follow-up album manages to out-pace and out-riff what came before. Classic speed metal-style riffs cut through an atmosphere of evil worthy of Bathory or Possessed - this is formative stuff, once again splashing around in the dark murk between thrash and black metal, and even straight-up heavy metal in the occasional, surprisingly melodic lead parts.  But make no mistake: HELLISH worship at the twin altars of evil and velocity, and The Spectre of Lonely Souls is a sermon strictly for the already-converted.
www.facebook.com/Hellishchile/
http://unspeakableaxerecords.com
unspeakableaxerecords.bandcamp.com/
www.facebook.com/unspeakableaxerecords            
Romanian Black Metal group ORDINUL NEGRU are ready to release their eight studio album, FAUSTIAN NIGHTS, on the 30th of July in collaboration with Loud Rage Music. The new album follows an extremely well received Sorcery of Darkness released three years ago, and features 8 new tracks for a total playing time of 47 minutes. The new material is made of shorter and more dynamic tracks and is definitely the best effort from Ordinul Negru.
Faustian Nights is now available for pre-order here:
jewel-case CD with 16 pages booklet and slipcase:
 http://shop.loudragemusic.com/ordinul-negru-faustian-nights
limited edition jewel-case CD with 16 pages booklet and slipcase, plus 4 custom tarot cards:   http://shop.loudragemusic.com/ordinul-negru-faustian-nights-limited
digital:  https://loudragemusic.bandcamp.com/album/ordinul-negru-faustian-nights
Beside the recently released official video for the track Killing Tristan (available here:
 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o_vpRZFvj2A ), the band has unveiled a new track off Faustian Nights, Oculta Kormos, now available here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EWbyzEK1VjM
After the Metal Hammer video premiere HERE, Decibel Magazine streamed the astounding full length of the band AT THIS LINK. 'Unsettling Whispers' has received widespread acclaim and of late, even received the 'album of the month' honour at the massive US site Angry Metal Guy HERE
GAEREA (PORTUGAL) - 'UNSETTLING WHISPERS'
Gatefold LP / Silver-embossed Black Box Set / 8-Panel Digipak CD with 20 page booklet / Merch / Digital
Genre - Black metal with sludge and hardcore influences
Release Date - June 22nd, 2018
Record Label - Transcending Obscurity Records (India)
For fans of - Jupiterian, Deathspell Omega, Schammash, Svartidaudi, Nigredo, Calligram, Mgla, Gorguts, Norse
Gaerea have turned the genre of black metal on its head. While most rehash the classic sound, this Portuguese band take it forward and seamlessly integrate influences from other genres like hardcore and sludge. Sonically defiant and cohesive, Gaerea smash preconceived notions and deliver music they can call their own. 'Unsettling Whispers' is the much awaited full length album coming after their universally lauded self-titled EP. Transcending Obscurity Records will be putting it out on multiple formats with excellent packaging that includes gatefold LP, alternate artwork box set and 8-panel digipak with a 20-page booklet. Artful, stirring and deeply immersive, Gaerea are a band to watch out for. Their treatment of the music is not only meticulous but also unforgettable.
Band lineup -
(unknown)
Track listing  
1. Svn 
2. Absent 
3. Whispers 
4. Lifeless Immortality 
5. Extension to Nothingness 
6. Cycle of Decay 
7. Catharsis
Official Bandcamp
Transcending Obscurity Official Site

Transcending Obscurity Records Facebook

Official Gaerea Facebook

Official Transcending Obscurity YouTube Channel
Thank you very much!Kunal Choksi Label owner  Transcending Obscurity Records 
DESCENT – “ TOWERS OF GRANDIOSITY”
Formed in 2014, in Brisbane, Australia, with the desire to create a sound influenced by a plethora of styles falling under the umbrella of extreme and heavy music, Descent features members of From These Wounds, Scumguts, Dire Wolf, Coffin Birth, The Fevered, and Siberian Hellsounds.
With the release of their demo in 2015 the band earned numerous support slots opening for the likes of Mindsnare, King Parrot, Hierophant, Hexis, Colossus, Magrudergrind, Shackles, Tortured, Lo!, Cursed Earth, and Earthrot.
For fans of Dismember, Black Breath, and Nails, Descent draw inspiration from all of the above and many more on the death metal, grind, hardcore and punk spectrum, spewing forth an urgent, powerful blast of ferocity, speed, and heaviness intertwined with a raw melodic sensibility not unlike that pioneered during Sweden in the 90ʼs.
The band are gearing up for their first of a number of upcoming tours, the first of which supporting Origin & The Crown in Japan.
Descent is:
Vocals: Anthony Oliver
Guitar: Brendan Auld
Drums: Kingsly Sugden
Bass: Jim Dandy
Guitar: Josh Kane
Recorded April 2018 by Brendan Auld @ Black Blood Audio
Drums Recorded/Engineered by Mark Perry @ Red Engine Studios
Mixed By Taylor Young @ The Pit Recording Studio
Mastered By Brad Boatright
Artwork By
Dan Shawblade
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Hi - Chris and Paul from Imperative PR here, with a reminder of three colossal releases that we've sent out this summer. With everyone on planet earth caught up with watching the world cup, these beasts may have slipped past you in the shadows - and they're definitely not albums you want to miss - here's a quick reminder of what's lurking in your inbox...
Combining frightening technical ability and velocity with the crimson hued temptations of Clive Barker’s Hellraiser mythos and the bludgeoning ambition and bleak visions of Cannibal Corpse’s Gallery Of Suicide, ABHORRENT DEFORMITY are taking brutal death metal to a new charnel house of nightmares with their second album, Slaughter Monolith. Released through Comatose Music on August 3rd, this album is a staggering edifice of magnificent horror, a haunted dreamscape, a place of shadows and terror that you’d wade through blood to revisit.
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On August 17th Comatose will unlock the cage and send KILL EVERYTHING’s debut out into the world, a pitiless predator with no aim but total, wanton destruction. Featuring two of the founding members of legendary gore monsters Devourment and two men from the ranks of the punishing Primordius, Kill Everything offer not the slightest suspicion of mercy. Bleak, terrifying and devoid of humanity, Kill Everything are a band for devotees of the ultimate in extremity. Scorched Earth is an album of unfathomable brutality and shocking intensity - Kill Everything are coming. Be prepared for thermal liquidation!
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On June 22nd CONSECRATION released a vast digital anthology entitled Remembrance, which unlocked the vault and allowed the light to fall upon their incredible canon of work to date. Eight years of morbid incantations and melancholy summoning unleashed, from the black thunder of the unforgiving Gut The Priest EP, to the bleak majesty of the Ephemerality album, with a host of additional material haunting the spaces in between. This is Consecration’s first eight years of recorded material in its entirety, a fully restored and remastered digital compendium of their psalms of sorrow and cursed litanies of loss. The gates of the crypt are open and the spirits of Consecration are at large.
Remembrance is available exclusively at
https://consecration666.bandcamp.com/
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Prior to the release date of LURK's remarkable new full length, Metal Injection premiered an exclusive track AT THIS LINK. Acclaimed doom writer for the site, Cody Davis, wrote this in his premiere - 
"Their third full-length album, Fringe, is a riveting amalgamation of various subgenres of metal. Doom, sludge, black, and death metal all find their way into the album's eight tracks." 
LURK (FINLAND) - 'FRINGE'
Gold LP Box Set / Gold LP / CD Box Set / Digipak CD / Merch / Digital
Genre - Atmospheric Sludge/Doom Metal
Release Date - August 5th, 2018
Record Label - Transcending Obscurity Records (India)
For fans of - Altar of Betelgeuze, Fleshpress, Adramelech, The Whorehouse Massacre, Abstracter, Jupiterian, Gaerea, Eibon
Wistful and mysterious, Lurk's music is just as interesting and multi-faceted as their cover artwork. Blending elements of doom, black and death metal into their astounding sludge template, the Finnish band is taking the sound ahead in ways hitherto unheard. Haunting, soaring melodies juxtapose with abrasive low-end riffs without hampering the overall aesthetics. Watch the band take you into a slow, hallucinatory descent towards madness where multiple worlds coalesce and still make sense - that in a nutshell is the music of Lurk.
Band lineup
Kimmo Koskinen - Vocals 
Kalle Nurmi - Drums 
Arttu Pulkkinen - Guitar 
Eetu Nurmi - Bass 
Guest vocals by Aleksi Laakso on Elan 
Alto saxophone by Aino Heikkonen on Ostrakismos 
Album artwork by Adam Burke (Hooded Menace, Loss)
Layout and art direction by Francesco Gemelli (Katatonia, Towards Atlantis Lights, Master)
Track listing  
1. Ostrakismos 
2. Tale Blade 
3. Reclaim     
4. Elan 
5. Offshoot 
6. Furrow 
7. Nether 
8. Proteus Syndrome
Transcending Obscurity Official Site
Official Lurk Bandcamp
Transcending Obscurity Records Facebook

Official Lurk Facebook

Official Transcending Obscurity YouTube Channel

Thank you very much! Kunal Choksi Label owner Transcending Obscurity Records 
Cluj-Napoca, Romania based Brutal Death Metal squad MALPRAXIS announce their highly anticipated debut album GUTTED IN GLUTTONY will be released by the end of the year in collaboration with Loud Rage Music. 
Gutted in Gluttony's cover artwork is signed by Indonesian artist Kating Egepe and perfectly illustrates the total debauchery happening on this album, a real treat for fans of monsters like: Cannibal Corpse, Suffocation, Dying Fetus, Disgorge, Gorgasm or Deeds of Flesh among others. 
Here's a sample of Florin's drum recording sessions at Live Set Studio (Cluj-Napoca):
 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lzg2RrHQmcw
Malpraxis     https://www.facebook.com/pg/Malpraxis-175517332488059
Loud Rage Music www.loudragemusic.com    loudragemusic.bandcamp.com
MONSTRATH -"WORLD SERVES TO EVIL"
Fast and technical US-inspired DEATH-METAL made in Brasil! (Pounding drums, shreding guitars, pumping bass and demon vocals!)
Tracking-list:
1.Demon sold
2.Incubus in church
3.Hellkhan
4.Child of god
5.Malum suscitat
6.Stygian
7.Crushed faith
8.Chains of the soul
9.Bag of bones
10.Perishing in Christ
http://www.downfallrecords.com/
Brandon, Manitoba's ARCTICCIRCLE have returned with heavy dose of Bush Metal on new album WHERE ICE MEETS OCEAN. The Canadian trio's fourth full-length album is out now and streaming at  arcticcircle2.bandcamp.com/album/where-ice-meets-ocean-2
The story of ARCTICCIRCLE begins in Manitoba, Canada circa 2001 when vocalist/guitarist Sean Vermentor brought his bedroom black metal project out of the basement and formed a band of the same name with Jon Cloud on drums and Howard on bass. Playing in a black/thrash style dubbed 'Bush Metal' the band released numerous EPs and three full lengths including 2006's Forcing The Astral, which was released on Profound Lore Records. 
Fast forward to 2018 and we find the band releasing Where Ice Meets Ocean. A new album also signifying a new direction which centres around a slower pace and a huge rock/metal influence. ARCTICCIRCLE consider this release to be the epitome of Bush Metal: raw, dirty and exciting!
Where Ice Meets Ocean Track List
1. Cosmic Egg
2. Big Heavy Door
3. Madness Powder
4. Change the Wave
5. Oracle Bones
6. Onanole
7. Firebird Over Falcon Lake
8. Into One
Line up
Sean - guitars, vocals
Jon - drums
Howard - bass
arcticcircle2.bandcamp.com/
www.facebook.com/vermentor/ 
FLESH HUNTER AND THE ANALASSAULTERS – “THE PLAGUE”
Chile never disappoints! Even though FLESH HUNTER AND THE ANALASSAULTERS comes from this small south american country known for having some of the best extreme metal bands on that side of the world, the band cites the brazilian metal bands from the 80s and 90s as their main influences!
Although most of chilean bands play black/death metal exclusively, FLESH HUNTER AND THE ANALASSAULTERS provide a sonic assault of skull-crushing satanic speed black/thrash onslaught!
"The Plague" is the band's sophomore album and features 8 brand new tracks of 80s thrash metal worship! For fans of Celtic Frost´s "Emperors Return" and Sarcofago´s "Rotting".
Hammer Of Damnation is the worldwide distributor for "The Plague" and this masterpiece of satanic speed metal madness is now available!
Recording information:
The Plague was recorded, mixed, and mastered by Andreés Matamala
at Throneofnefarious studio (Valdivia, Chile)
Line up:
Vaginal Rapist – Drums and Chorus
Nasty Oldman – Bass
Hells Profaner – Vocals & guitars
https://fleshhunterandtheanalassaulters.bandcamp.com/
I AM REVENGE – “VIOLENCER”
FOR FANS OF: Malevolence, Knocked Loose, Kublai Khan, Nasty, ...
“Hamburg’s heaviest” I AM REVENGE are announcing their return with “VIOLENCER”, their heaviest and most refined album to date.
Aggressive, raw and uncompromising, they fire a hail of smackdowns into the scene’s crowd, constantly referencing the injustices and brutalities of current events worldwide - a swinging fist to the disgusting face of fascism, slander and hate.
Heavy Hardcore afficionados with a faible for Metal references will be served well with “VIOLENCER”; the Hamburg-based quintet are joined for features by Alex Taylor (Malevolence), Kevin Petersen (Acranius), Jay Ruddies (Harm/Shelter) and Simon Friedl (Nothings Left). For the fourth long player, the band decided to omit any effects, samples or extensive post-production to deliver the signature low-end groove in a raw and undiluted fashion. The walls are set to crumble faster than ever before - make sure to bring a helmet if you’re planning to visit a show!
TRACKLIST:
01. Violencer
02. No Alternative (Feat. Alex Malevolence)
03. Lost
04. Cold World
05. Disgust
06. Done (Feat. Kevin Acranius)
07. Truth Of War
08. Spite
09. Filthy Human
10. Self Deception
11. Tough Ain't Enough (Feat. Jay Harm/Shelter, Simon Nothings Left)
I Am Revenge
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BIGHATE – “HYBRID”
Format: Digital single
Release Date: July 27th 2018
Record label: Inverse Records
Genre: Female Fronted Melodic Death Metal
Country: Italy
Line-up:
Andy LaMorgue (Composer/Guitar)
Heleonore LaMorgue (Lyricist/Vocals)
Daniele Baieri (Guitar)
Gumball Watterson (Bass)
Andrea “Tawah” Torre (Drums)
Italian groovy melodic death metal band Bighate released a new music video and single Hybrid via Inverse Records. It's a link between Death Wish EP (released in 2017) and an upcoming new album
WATCH the music video: https://youtu.be/1mSd4fz2tvU
Vocalst Heleonore comments:
"The topics covered tell about werewolves and ancient curses that give life to real black chronicles. Sound is close to Melodic Death Metal with modern influences."
Bighate is formed back in 2014 by Andy and Heleonore. They tried to mix their different musical taste, basically bounded to death, thrash and groove metal, to reach a common point. Band is currently working on a full-length album.
Youtube:    https://youtu.be/1mSd4fz2tvU
Spotify:    https://spoti.fi/2NLOIN3 
Amazon: 
  https://amzn.to/2LSImuK
Google Play     http://bit.do/bighate 
http://www.facebook.com/BigHateband
Colorado-based Death Metal veterans SKINNED are unleashing their brand new music video for the song "Wings of Virulence" right when embarking for their headlining Eastern Europe tour in support of just released fifth studio album, "SHADOW SYNDICATE".
After the "We Are the End" music video and "As Their Bodies Fall" lyrics videos launched earlier this year, SKINNED are digging deeper into the darkest aspects of new album "Shadow Syndicate" dealing with conspiracy theories with the release of this brand new music video dealing with chemtrails and how they transformed Earth into a graveyard as discovers the main character when surfacing from the underground cave he was hiding in for the first time in years.
Shot on the dark volcanic shores of Iceland when SKINNED where playing Reykjavic Metalfest late May by OBSCENERY Films (HATEBREED, CATTLE DECAPITATION, PSYCROPTIC...), the video benefits from the unique, quite otherworldly black lava landscapes of Iceland to set a cinematic and dramatic feeling of anguish, devastation and oppression that fits the band's modern and dark approach of Exteme Metal so well!
SKINNED Eastern Europe Tour 2018
Jul.30 – Romania – Oradea – String’s
Jul.31 – Romania – Cluj-Napoca – Tevi
Aug.01 – Romania – Deva – John’s
Aug.02 – Bulgaria – Ruse – Legacy
Aug.03 – Bulgaria – Sofia – Live & Loud
Aug.04 – Romania – Bucharest – Yellow
Aug.05 – Romania – Sibiu – Underground
Aug.06 – Romania – Timisoara – Manufactura
Aug.07 – Serbia – Niš – Black Stage
Aug.08 – Serbia – Šabac – Zeppelin
Aug.09 – Serbia – Šid – Ðura Kiš
Aug.10 – Bosnia and Herzegovina – Tuzla – BKC
Aug.11 – Hungary – Budapest – Underground
SKINNED Web site
SKINNED @ Facebook
The first album from the promising Ohio Black Death Metal act PATH OF DAMNATION has been released properly by Castle Dungeon Records. 8 original songs of Lovecraftian Thrashing Black Death with an evil psychedelic atmosphere and ripping guitar solos. Professionally mixed and mastered at Alchemy Lab Studios in Las Vegas, Nevada. It would be a crime if this gem of the 2018 Extreme Metal Underground weren't properly packaged and released, and so it has been done!  listen to PATH OF DAMNATION
CD version comes in a six panel digisleeve with a six page booklet, limited to 300 copies. $8 + shipping depending on location. Wholesale prices available.
TRADES ACCEPTED!
Sathanas have made a triumphant return this year with their 10th full length album titled 'Necrohymns'. They're doing what they do best, which is create a masterful blend of black, thrash and death metal and do it with maximum intensity and fervour. Metal Injection premiered an excellent track of theirs AT THIS LINK.
SATHANAS (US) - 'NECROHYMNS'
Red LP / Autographed Box Set / CD / Merch / Digital (July 10th, 2018)
Genre - Black/Thrash/Death Metal
Release Date - July 10th, 2018
Record Label - Transcending Obscurity Records
For fans of - Master, Nekromantheon, mid-period Darkthrone, Power Trip, Desaster, Destroyer 666, Arallu, Rudra, Immortal, Ravencult, Dissection
Black/thrash metal legends Sathanas return with their 10th full length album, after having tirelessly putting them all out since their inception way back in 1988. One of the most unheralded bands in history, Sathanas have only gone from strength to strength even though there's often little to no acknowledgement of their past efforts. Their latest release 'Necrohymns' should change that. It's an absolute ripper from start to finish. Their brand of black/thrash metal is without gimmicks or trends, and they merely rely on the music to get the job done. They're not recreating any sound or paying homage to a certain band. They've been doing it for 20 years and have only been perfecting their art. It's old school, perfectly tempered to dish out the best kind of riffs having a pulsating rhythm to which it's impossible to not move. It's the kind of thrash that has an inherent black metal component in it that's not only genuine, but is also effortlessly created. It's time Sathanas get their due, even if it's 20 years too late.
Line up: 
Paul Tucker - Guitar, Vocals 
Bill Davidson - Bass 
Jim Strauss - Drums 
Logo by Chris Moyen (Vader, Incantation, Coffins) 
Artwork by Adi Dechristianize (Hellish God) 
Layout and art direction by Francesco Gemelli (Mayhem, Katatonia, Towards Atlantis Lights) 
Track list: 
1. At The Left Hand Of Satan 
2. Of Wrath And Hellfire 
3. Throne Of Satan
4. Harbinger Of Death 
5. Raise The Flag Of Hell 
6. Upon The Wings Of Desecration 
7. Sacramentum
8. Witchcult
Official SATHANAS Bandcamp
Transcending Obscurity Official Site
Transcending Obscurity Records Facebook

Official SATHANAS Facebook
Thank you very much! Kunal Choksi  Label owner Transcending Obscurity Records
Roman thrashers ENEMYNSIDE they are awarded with the place as special guest opening act for the upcoming NECRODEATH new "THE AGE OF DEAD CHRIST EUROPEAN TOUR 2018"!
Next autumn we'll see the band play in five different countries and share their powerful old school thrash!
The concerts scheduled so far:
27 October 2018 - Pisek - Czech Rep.
30 October 2018 - Nizza - France*
31October 2018 - Nancy - France*
1 November 2018 - Mechelen - Belgium*
2 November 2018 - Oberhausen - Germany*
3 November 2018 - Fontaine-l'Évêque - Belgium
*special guest Enemynside
Enemynside Official Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/Enemynside/
Enemynside Rock On Agency artist page: 
http://www.rockonagency.com/enemynside/
Rock On Agency Website:  http://www.rockonagency.com/
HEXENKLAD – “SPIRIT OF THE STONE”
What would happen if you mixed the depth of feeling of Falkenbach with the writing stylings of Hypocrisy, the folk melodies of Moonsorrow with the twin guitar blast of Dissection, the depth of emotion of Primordial with the overwhelming nature of Insomnium?  Then you would begin to be able to describe the sound of Hexenklad’s new album “Spirit of the Stone”. Every song pulls from all the previous influences yet sounds completely unique in its essence. Heavy yet melodic, violent yet uplifting, extreme as a whole yet with moments of beauty and calm, this is Canadian Folk Metal with Black Metal influences.
https://hexenklad.bandcamp.com/album/spirit-of-the-stone
SKINNED – “SHADOW SYNDICATE”
FOR FANS OF
 
ORIGIN, GOJIRA, HYPOCRISY...
After more than 20 years at it, four albums and countless gigs and tours worldwide with some of the most recognized of their peers (KATAKLYSM, INCANTATION, DEFEATED SANITY…), USA’s
SKINNEDare back with their brand new full-length, “Shadow Syndicate“, again produced by Dave OTERO(CATTLE DECAPITATION, CEPHALIC CARNAGE…) resulting in what’s definitely an ambitious and outstanding landmark release of the band’s discography.
Aside from the great musicianship and production, the mastery achieved here is the ability that SKINNEDhave to channel all of their inspiration, musically and lyrically, to create an atmosphere of doom and darkness throughout the album to create a fiery and fierce release that’s diverse yet coherent, dense yet atmospheric and all the while brutal and melodic at the same time.
Varied in shapes and moods, “Shadow Syndicate” (featuring among others guest vocals by Josh WELSHMAN (
DEFEATED SANITY…) and guest lyrics by Paul McGUIRE (CEREBRAL BORE…), is the kind of work of art that’s much more than a collection of tracks: it’s a world in itself where each song explores a different aspect of dark beliefs (conspiracy theories, unsolved mysteries…), the whole creating a society of extreme darkness under the domination of the New World Order where the citizens become cattle for the governments and guinea pigs for alien entities, etc. ultimately leading our specie to its demise, the face under the merciless boot of the… “Shadow Syndicate“!
FORMATS
1000 copies limited edition DigiPak CD first print
Digital
KEY / SALES POINTS
Produced by Dave Otero (CATTLE DECAPITATION, CEPHALIC CARNAGE…)
Guest vocals by Josh Welshman (DEFEATED SANITY…) on "As Their Bodies Fall"
Guest lyrics by Paul McGuire (CEREBRAL BORE…) for "As Their Bodies Fall"
"We Are the End" music video already available
"We Are the End" digital single already available for FREE download
European tour with LEGENDARY headliner this Summer!
DISCOGRAPHY (main)
2015 – Create Malevolence
2012 – Isolating the Gene
2010 – Contortion of Reality [EP]
2008 – Morbid Token of Perversion and Homicide
2005 – Spawn of Insanity
2003 – Grimoires [compilation]
LINE-UP
John Meyer – Vocals
Travis Weickum – Guitars & Vocals
Adam Quijano – Guitars (now)
Matt Ackerman – Guitars (on the album)
Greg Keenan – Bass
Connor McLaughlin – Drums (now)
Jonathan Valdez – Drums (on the album)
SKINNED Web Site
SKINNED @ Facebook
XENOKORP Website / Store
XENOKORP @ Facebook
ILDRA – “!EÐELLAND”
Heidens Hart Records, the infamous dutch black metal label who originally discovered authentic bands such as Ancestors Blood, Heimdalls Wacht, Peste Noire and Cultus, has reissued the debut full-length from English pagan black metallers ILDRA. Authentic and organic, "Eðelland" is a remarkable and unique album filled with melodic and furious hymns where the provoking and commanding rhythms and vocals are topped with one of the most epic, dynamic and bombastic productions since Bathory's "Hammerheart".
Lineup:
Ildra - all instruments
Tracklist:
1. Sweorda Ecgum 01:58
2. Rice Æfter Oðrum 05:49
3. Hrefnesholt Dæl I 06:59
4. Esa Blæd 01:11
5. Ofer Hwælweg We Comon 06:48
6. Nu is se Dæg Cumen 08:20
7. Earendel 02:28
8. Swa Cwæð se Eardstapa 10:05
9. On Þas Hwilnan Tid 03:21
https://heidenshart.bandcamp.com/album/e-elland
ENNUI – “END OF THE CIRCLE”
Formed in 2012 by DavidUnsaved in the city of Tbilisi, Georgian duo ENNUI explores a variety of styles within the genres of funeral doom and death Metal, and delivers a refined blend of dark melodies, crushing riffs and technical percussion together with the dramatic and poetic storytelling.
After years of intense work, headlining the Shadow Doom Festival in Russia, ENNUI is proud to present their fourth album, “End of the Circle”, containing three epic songs, according different canons of genre, and sustaining mind blowing atmosphere of funeral doom/death metal madness. ENNUI is ready to unleash the album that will mark the zenith point in their discography. Indeed, it's the most dark, inventive and extreme music written by the band to date. This is the opus about the death and funeral of all being, existential madness, and final cycle in a whirl of life and death. Throughout the dismally lumbering pace prolonged songs, ENNUI supremely showcases musical technicality in performance and composition without sacrificing melodic and dynamic proficiency.
This album was mixed and mastered at the prestigious Grindhouse Studios Athens. Brilliant cover artwork created by high skilled W. Smerdulak.
“End of the Circle” will be out via NON SERVIAM RECORDS on digipak CD and digitally on September 05, 2018.  
Webshop: 
https://bit.ly/2u5vASY
Bandcamp:
  https://bit.ly/2m7agbg
ENNUI:  https://www.facebook.com/bandEnnui

NON SERVIAM RECORDS:  http://www.non-serviam-records.com   https://www.facebook.com/nonserviamrecords
HOTH – “ASTRAL NECROMANCY”
Label: Epicurus Records
Genre: Melodic Black Metal
Description: Astral Necromancy is a collection of black magic rituals and unholy spells that weave a tale of forbidden knowledge and spiritual transcendence. This is a concept album – but one of a somewhat different sort. Oathbreaker was a concept album that lead the listener down a darker and darker path; it was a linear journey. On the other hand, Astral Necromancy already exists in the crushing, unforgiving darkness. There are no paths. There is no light and no hope - just an exploration of cosmic mysteries and black magic – a journey in infinite directions. It is a concept album in the sense that there is a common thread through each of the songs that bind them together as each individually explores an aspect of this darkness. The eleven tracks on the album explore themes ranging from corruption of the self to what lies at the end of all time; from journeys through frostbitten wastelands to the acquisition of forbidden knowledge, and more. We hesitate to be any more specific than that because the meaning of the album is best expressed through listening to it. The experience itself brings its own meaning to each listener.
Astral Necromancy is the product of three intense years of writing and composition between 2015 and 2018. Weaker parts of the album were left on the cutting room floor when newer, better ideas surfaced in our minds. We wanted every piece of the album to match our vision of vile sorcery so powerful and terrifying it could reshape the cosmos. We worked together as one mind, reworking songs and rearranging compositions until we reached this perfection. Throughout this process, we strove to improve on every aspect of Hoth, and the results are apparent in the quality of both composition and production: we acquired new software, new instruments, and learned new techniques.
We personally feel we have built a musical monument that casts a shadow over Oathbreaker and moves us closer to the fetid singularity at the end of all creation. We hope that all our listeners and fans will agree, and will enjoy Astral Necromancy with the same (or greater) enthusiasm as our past efforts.
Credits:
All music and lyrics written by Hoth
Performed, recorded, and produced in Seattle, WA by Hoth
Mastered by Mika Jussila at Finnvox Studios, Finland
Album artwork by Dusty Peterson
Original logo design by Daniel Suter
Hoth is Eric Peters and David Dees
http://hothmetal.com
http://hothmusic.bandcamp.com/
https://www.facebook.com/hothmetal
Russian dark-metallers PSILOCYBE LARVAE revealed a lyric video for their new single "THE FALL OF ICARUS" released on July, 3d. The song is available on all digital platforms. 
You can check the lyric video here: https://youtu.be/aneU15-NE5U
Infos:
Visual by Jēkabs Vilkārsis
Recorded by DenisDevichensky & Den Lukyanov at Buzzylick and Voshod Studios 
Mixed by Дмитрий Васильев
Mastered by Colin Davis at Imperial Mastering 
Cover artwork by Maria Nemm
http://psilocybe-larvae.ru
https://psilocybelarvae.bandcamp.com
http://www.facebook.com/psilocybelarvae
The Celtic metal songstress LEAH will release her new album "THE QUEST" on October 5th in Europe and North America through Inner Wound Recordings.
The album was mixed and mastered by Jacob Hansen [Volbeat, Amaranthe, Evergrey] and musicians on the album includes Troy Donockley [Nightwish], Timo Somers [Delain], Chen Balbus [Orphaned Land], Barend Courbois [Blind Guardian] and Sander Zoer [ex. Delain].
With a strong Celtic & Fantasy connection, some prog rock elements, ethereal ambiance, combined with traditional Symphonic Metal elements, this is an album LEAH is very proud to present.
The concept for "The Quest" is very simple: we're all on a journey, and sometimes we lose our way. There are adventures, wildernesses, treasures, monsters, looters, people out to send us down the wrong path. Through it all, we must grow in wisdom and experience, find our compass once again and find our way back to the true path in order to reach our full potential: our destiny.
"The Quest" track listing
01. The Quest
02. Edge of Your Sword
03. Lion Arises
04. Heir
05. Ruins of Illusion
06. Labyrinth
07. Abyss
08. Oblivion (Between Two Worlds)
09. Ghost Upon a Throne
10. The Water Is Wide
http://www.leahmusic.net
https://www.facebook.com/leahthemusic
http://www.innerwound.com
http://www.facebook.com/innerwoundrecordings
Hello. We are proud to inform you about our new release! BLOOD OF SERPENTS - “SULPHUR SOVEREIGN” out September 25
“Sulphur Sovereign”, containing ten tracks of genuine Swedish black metal, Blood of Serpents are finally ready to set free the beast.
This is a defining moment for the band who has found their true sound in the sphere of accursed black metal, and a prime example of frightening savagery, amazing musical execution, and excellent songwriting.
Forged in 2012 by the guitarists Fredrik Nilsson and Kristian Roupe, black metal force BLOOD OF SERPENTS hail from the deep forests of Småland, Sweden. Spawning two mini releases and one critically acclaimed full length within the six years of existence, BLOOD OF SERPENTS are proud to present their second album, “Sulphur Sovereign”, after years of writing, line-up changes and adversity.
“Sulphur Sovereign” is the first offering to feature the drummer Christoffer Andersson and the vocalist Thomas Clifford (Throne of Heresy, Abscession). With the newly recruited assets, the band has taken a decided step into a supreme black metal direction, going at full speed with forceful vocals that rip and roar with equal measure. Mixed with dark melodic guitar works and crushing riffs, Sulphur Sovereign is a full on black metal attack interspersed with atmospheric pieces and haunting melodic parts.
Containing ten tracks of genuine Swedish black metal, Blood of Serpents are finally ready to set free the beast — known as Sulphur Sovereign — upon the world. This is a defining moment for the band who has found their true sound in the sphere of accursed black metal.
The album is produced by Lars Broddesson (ex-Marduk) and mixed and mastered by Magnus Devo Andersson (Marduk). Amazing Gustave Doréinspired artwork was executed by Khaos Diktator.
“Sulphur Sovereign” will be out worldwide on September 25, 2018 through NON SERVIAM RECORDS on digipak CD and digital format.
Webshop:   https://bit.ly/2uMaYiN
Bandcamp:   https://bit.ly/2OedQx8
BLOOD OF SERPENTS:   https://www.facebook.com/bloodofserpents    https://www.youtube.com/user/bloodofserpents
NON SERVIAM RECORDS   http://www.non-serviam-records.com    https://www.facebook.com/nonserviamrecords
Finnish doom rock/metal outfit OBLIVION BEACH (a band that was built on the frozen ashes of finnish metal act VUOLLA) have published a lyric video for the track "The Dive". The single is a strange journey upon a sea of visions with messengers from another time and place. ”THE DIVE” is about taking the first steps towards the unknown, letting go of safe spaces and familiar corners of life and setting sail towards a place where you don’t have to belong to anything. The beach of the lost and the fallen.
Recorded, mixed and mastered by Tom Brooke at Tonehaven Recording Studio in June 2018, "The Dive" is released as digital single on August 3rd, 2018 via Schwarzdorn Production. Their debut album is in the works and is set to be released sometime in 2019.
Watch the lyric video at this location:
 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bzusOcQ60ec&feature=youtu.be
https://www.facebook.com/oblivionbeachmusic/
Bucharest, Romania based Traditional Death Metal formation RANCORUM announce their debut album, THE VERMIN SHRINE, a full-length material to be released later in the year via Loud Rage Music. In the band's words the album will be "a sordid journey into the ghastly spirit of our World". Expect RANCORUM to take you back in those days where the drums were spine breaking, the guitar riffs were shuddering and the guttural vocals were mind grinding.
RANCORUM was founded in 2014 as a duo, but this year the line-up was completed with three more musicians, so that the resulting quintet is now ready for hitting the stages offering The Vermin Shrine. As a preview, here's Voidification, the first single:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dKIB9VdBE6I
Line-up:
C.-guitar
N.-guitar
L.-vocals
G.-drums
T.-bass
Rancorum   https://www.facebook.com/rancorumband
Loud Rage Music    www.loudragemusic.com    loudragemusic.bandcamp.com
SOLIUM FATALIS  has launched the premiere of "Synthon," the first single off the forthcoming GENETICALLY ENGINEERED TO ENSLAVE. Stream the song at:
youtu.be/6wDDGtoC-6s
soliumfatalis.com/discography/genetically-engineered-to-enslave/
soliumfatalis.bandcamp.com/track/synthon
The fourth album from the New Hampshire-based melodic blackened death metal band features guest appearances by members of CRYPTOPSY and CHTHE'ILIST, and a ripping cover of EPIDEMIC's "Factor Red."
SOLIUM FATALIS will release Genetically Engineered to Enslave on October 13.
Check out previous SOLIUM FATALIS releases at soliumfatalis.bandcamp.com
Genetically Engineered to Enslave track listing:
1. Threshold
2. Lake of Extinction
3. Servile
4. Synthon
5. A Gathering of Storms (ft. Matt McGachy & Haydee Irizarry)
6. Factor Red (Epidemic Cover)
7. Dysmorphic
8. Chemical Reagent
9. Fiery the Angels Fell (ft. Phil Tougas)
10. A Tongue to Taste the Collapse
SOLIUM FATALIS' brand of extreme metal began with the self-titled independent release of their 2013 full length debut album featuring production by Fredrik Nordstrom (AT THE GATES, DIMMU BORGIR) and stunning artwork by Seth Siro Anton (EXODUS, PARADISE LOST, SEPTICFLESH).
Not ones to sit idle for long, the band quickly released 2015's The Undying Season which  was a clear evolution of the band's sound. With production by Christian Donaldson (CRYPTOPSY, THE AGONIST, NEURAXIS) and artwork by French artist Pierre-Alain D.@3mmi, both of whom have gone on to become Solium's regular artist and engineer for the bands 2016 release Neuronic Saw and now for their fourth album they bring over 10 tracks and 40 minutes of music for 2018.
Genetically Engineered to Enslave features guest vocals by Matt McGachy (CRYPTOPSY) and Haydee Irizarry (CARNIVORA) as well as a guest guitar solo by Phil Tougas (FIRST FRAGMENT, CHTHE'ILIST) and features a concept throughout the record regarding genetic engineering and artificial intelligence.
The band features Jeff DeMarco on Bass and Vocals, Jim Gregory and Ryan Beevers on guitars and Jeff Saltzman on drums, the alchemy of which has created a whirlwind of blackened death metal that has become an unparalleled dynamic force in studio as well as live on their multiple tours.
www.facebook.com/SoliumFatalis
www.soliumfatalis.bandcamp.com
www.instagram.com/soliumfatalis

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Tag 2 bei unseren wahnsinns News Marathons ! Während sich mal wieder tausende auf dem metallischen Ballermann/Oktoberfest  Mutanten „Wacken“ rumtummeln, um sich dort mal wieder zur Schau zu stellen ,haben wir weder Zeit noch Energie gescheut ,um das nachzuholen ,was wir in den letzten Wochen doch sträflichst vernachlässigt haben .
HUMAN WASTE – “AESTHETICS OF DISGUST”
Genre: Brutal Death Metal
Label: Rising Nemesis Records
HUMAN WASTE sind alles andere als bequem. Der Aachener Tross machte erstmals 2015 auf sich aufmerksam. Das Debütalbum „Human Waste“ wirbelte durch den Szene-Underground und das Quintett wurde schnell zu einem Geheimtipp – auch, weil es im Anschluss live ordentlich krachte. Auf das Release folgte 2015 eine Mini-Tour durch Deutschland mit den Kollegen und Freunden Pighead. 
Ein Jahr drauf ging es ebenfalls mit Pighead und In Demise durch Europa. Bereits 2013 sammelten HUMAN WASTE erste Live-Erfahrungen, unter anderem auf dem NRW Deathfest. 2016 folgten zudem Auftritte auf dem Deathfest und dem Berlin Deathfest. Auf all ihren Shows zeigten sich die Aachener von ihrer brutalen Seite und festigten mit treffsicherem Brutal Death/Grindcore ihren Szenestatus.
Schnell erkannten auch einige Szene-Labels das große Potenzial, welches in HUMAN WASTE schlummert. Rising Nemesis Records schlugen zu und nahmen die Band in ihr erstklassig gewähltes Roster auf. In der Folge feilte der Fünfer am Nachfolger zu „Human Waste“, welcher schlussendlich Ende 2017 fertiggestellt und zu Beginn des Jahres 2018 veröffentlicht wurde. Erneut gibt es darauf feinsten Brutal Death samt erkennbaren Grindcore-Einflüssen zu hören.
Angetrieben von der pfeilschnellen Rhythmusfraktion folgt ein Nackenbrecher auf den anderen. Technisch versiert, ist „Aesthetics of Disgust“ längst keine stumpfe Abrissbirne. Immer wieder agiert die Saitenfraktion hochanspruchsvoll und variiert auch im High-Speed-Tempo das Riffing. Abgerundet wird es durch die kraftvollen Vocals von Frontmann Jan, der mit seinen tiefen Growls und Screams das sprichwörtliche Tüpfelchen auf dem „i“ ist. Logisch, dass zwischen all den wütenden Attacken auch Zeit zum Durchschnaufen bleiben muss, dies gelingt HUMAN WASTE ebenso eindrucksvoll durch bedrohlich-atmosphärische Passagen, die oft genug die nächste Attacke einläuten. Ein Muss für alle, die auf gnadenlosen Brutal Death Metal stehen!
https://www.facebook.com/humanwasteaachen/
KULT – “THE ETERNAL DARKNESS I ADORE”
Genre: Black Metal
Label: Folter Records
KULT sind zurück! Die italienische Formation, die zuletzt vor fünf Jahren mit „Unleashed From Dismal Light“ ein ordentliches Brett in Sachen Old School Black Metal vorgelegt hat, bringt endlich ihr neues, drittes Album raus. „The Eternal Darkness I Adore“ stellt dabei eine klare Weiterentwicklung im Sound des Quartetts dar, das unter anderem aus Musikern von beispielsweise Darvaza, Deathrow, Fides Inversa und Blut Aus Nord besteht. Es ist das bislang obskurste Werk der Band, welches KULT heuer mit deutlich einnehmender Atmosphäre zeigt, ohne dabei auf das gewohnt straighte In-your-face-Riffing zu verzichten.
In den neun Tracks und bei einer Spielzeit von knapp 45 Minuten entwickeln KULT einen Sog, der von Hördurchgang zu Hördurchgang intensiver wird. Gepeinigt von Trauer entsteht auf „The Eternal Darkness I Adore“ ein glühender Hass, der sich spürbar enthemmt entlädt. Ganz ihrem Namen entsprechend erschaffen die Italiener eine Welt, in der die Verdammnis zur Realität wird und sie die Finsternis anbeten!
KULT wurden 2001 gegründet und konnten sich schnell einen erstklassigen Ruf im Black-Metal-Underground erarbeiten. Schon ihr erstes Album „Winds Of War“ (2006, Debemur Morti Productions) erfreute sich großer Beliebtheit und zog die Aufmerksamkeit von Folter Records auf sich. Das Berliner Kult-Label nahm die Band schlussendlich 2013 unter Vertrag. „Unleash From Dismal Light“ bestätigte anschließend noch im selben Jahr alle Erwartungen und erhielt weltweit positive Resonanzen. „The Eternal Darkness I Adore“ stellt nun den bisherigen Höhepunkt KULTs dar und dürfte die Welt erneut in eine trostlose, finstere Atmosphäre hüllen, aus der ein Entkommen nicht möglich ist.
https://www.facebook.com/kultband/
Werte Mitstreiter, in dieser Newsmeldung geht es nicht um eine einzelne Band, sondern um das schwer kultige Label SLIPTRICK RECORDS.
Die Company feiert 2018 ihr zehnjähriges Jubiläum, was in der heutigen Zeit schon mal eine echte Leistung ist.
Der Katalog des inzwischen in Lettland ansässigen Labels (in Kanada gibt´s ebenfalls ein Office, das Warenlager ist in Italien) umfasst inzwischen 350 Veröffentlichungen.
Dabei arbeiten SLIPTRICK Genre-übergreifend mit Acts aus den unterschiedlichsten Bereichen:
Heavy Metal, Death Metal, Black Metal, Doom Metal, Hard Rock, Power Metal, Goth, Grind, Hardcore etc.
Der Fokus liegt auf interessanten, vielversprechenden Debütanten, die von der SLIPTRICK-Crew mit echter Hingabe weltweit "gejagt" werden.
Genauso divers sind somit die Herkunftsländer der Bands, wobei SLIPTRICK in letzter Zeit immer wieder ganz besondere Highlights aus Japan, Russland und Schweden präsentiert haben.
Allein dieses Jahr platzierten SLIPTRICK 60 Alben in verschiedensten weltweiten Charts.
Japans All-Girl-Metal-Band Lovebites kassierte zudem erst kürzlich den "Best Band Of The Year"-Award bei den renommierten Golden Gods Awards in England.
Zudem hat man mit Deadpulse.com inzwischen einen eigenen Mailorder aufgebaut. Der Erfolg gibt dem Label recht. "Wir sind sehr happy über unsere Entwicklung und speziell auch über die physischen Verkäufe von SLIPTRICK", sagt Europa-Chef Carlo Muselli über die inzwischen mit 15 festen Mitarbeitern und diversen Freelancern arbeitende Firma. "Wir heulen daher auch nicht über den gegenwärtigen Zustand des Musikbusiness´."
Stattdessen gibt´s dieses Jahr noch einen ganzen Sack weitere Highlights, darunter die schwedischen Epic-Power-Metaller Veonity und Japans Thrash-Veteranen Saber Tiger. Der Nachwuchs wird zudem mit dem Sliptrick Bootcamp unterstützt, wo u.a. die coolen Black Light entdeckt wurden.
https://sliptrickrecords.com
www.facebook.com/sliptrickrecords
https://sliptrickrecords.com/join-the-bootcamp
Die Death-/Thrash Metal Band THE OUTSIDE (bestehend aus Mitgliedern aus Chile, Israel und Deutschland), hat soeben bei den Kollegen von Deaf Forever Videopremiere ihres Titelsongs "We Feel Through The Dead" gefeiert. Schaut den Clip und erfahrt mehr über den sozialkritischen Song hier:
https://www.deaf-forever.de/videopremiere-the-outside
www.the-outside.net
www.facebook.com/theoutside.metal
Milwaukee black metal group PREZIR are releasing their first full length album, As Rats Devour Lions, on September 17 on Godz ov War Productions. The follow up to 2017 debut EP  CONTEMPT, As Rats Devour Lions delivers a scornful blow to the wasteland of safe metal modernity. A contemptuous rebuke of all extremist ideologies, both present and historical, PREZIR epitomizes black metal ferocity (DESTROYER 666, DAWN, EMPEROR) laden with thrash (MEGADETH, SLAYER) and death metal (MORBID ANGEL, IMMOLATION, DEICIDE) influences. This record is a faster, more melodic, and heavier auditory assault than their previous effort. 
The title track, "As Rats Devour Lions," is now streaming:  prezir.bandcamp.com/album/as-rats-devour-lions
A black metal cyclone, PREZIR features guitarists Rory Heikkila (SHROUD OF DESPONDENCY) and Tyler Okrzesik (SHROUD OF DESPONDENCY), vocalist and lyricist Luka Djordjevic (KHAZADDUM), drummer Brian Serzynski (PIGS BLOOD), and bassist Jerry Hauppa (ARA/NORTHLESS)
As Rats Devour Lions was skillfully recorded and mixed by Shane Hochstetler at Howl Street Recordings. Bass recorded by J.Hauppa; artwork and layout by L.Djordjevic; and photography by David Warner.
Track List
1. As Rats Devour Lions
2. Ideologue Alchemy
3. Janičari
4. Dar al-Harb
5. Serpents in the House of Ra
6. Hamatsa Death Ritual
7. Plagiarized Infamy
8. Oedipus Context
www.facebook.com/Prezir/
prezir.bandcamp.com/
http://godzovwar.com/
THE ETERNAL have released the second single ‘The Wound’ from their upcoming album ‘WAITING FOR THE ENDLESS DAWN’ through Inverse Records. ‘The Wound’ is a 20 minute cinematic statement that takes the listener from moments of progressive, emotive rock, all the way to slow melancholic doom metal. ‘The Wound’ can be best described as an epic & ambitious piece of work from the band. It is now available on Spotify, all major online stores, and streaming services.
The film for ‘The Wound’ has been beautifully filmed & produced in Portugal by renowned film maker Guilherme Henriques. ‘The Wound’ is a story of loss, disconnection & attempted reconciliation. The film can be viewed at the Inverse Records Youtube Channel.
Last month the band released the single ‘In the Lilac Dust’, which features the enigmatic voice of Mikko Kotamäki from Finnish doom legends Swallow The Sun, is available on all major online services such as Spotify, iTunes & Apple Music through Finnish Label Inverse Records. A Lyric video for the track can also be viewed at the Inverse Records youtube channel.
The current incarnation of the band featuring Mark Kelson (Alternative 4, Insomnius Dei, Cryptal Darkness), Martin Powell (My Dying Bride, Cradle of Filth, Anathema), Marty O’Shea (Dreadnaught) & Dave Langlands alongside the addition of renowned Australian guitarist Richie Poate (Dreadnaught). The band have spent over 3 years writing and recording what can be best described as the bands darkest & heaviest album to date.
 Waiting For The Endless Dawn proves to be a heavy hearted, dark statement in the bands diverse and long career, which will see the band endeavouring to tour extensively and performing the album in it’s entirety in 2018 and beyond.
Listen the single:
Spotify
Deezer

Check it on Youtube: 
https://youtu.be/srmabATLvgw
www.the-eternal.com
http://www.facebook.com/theeternal
http://theeternal.bandcamp.com
Members of REVEL IN FLESH, WOMBBATH and URSINNE have come together to create a new masterpiece in the style. In collaboration with Suspiric Noir (MINDKULT, BEASTMAKER), they have created a video that best represents their vision in true old school horror style. Toilet ov Hell premiered it exclusively HERE.
HEADS FOR THE DEAD (INTERNATIONAL) - 'SERPENT'S CURSE' 
LP Box Set
Gatefold LP
Autographed CD Box Set
8-Panel Digipack CD
Digital 
Genre - Death Metal
Release Date - September 24th, 2018
Record Label - Transcending Obscurity Records (India)
For fans of - Ursinne, Nattravnen, Edge of Sanity, Entombed, Just Before Dawn, Autopsy, Wombbath, Revel In Flesh
Members of well-known death metal groups such as
URSINNE, WOMBBATH and REVEL IN FLESH have created the finest kind of death metal that draws heavily from the old school horror movies. Jonny Pettersson (also in HENRY KANE, PALE KING) has used all his experience to create truly menacing music that is epic in scope and also fairly original. There are few albums that you'll hear such as this one that has perfectly encapsulated various facets of death metal without compromising on the overall sound. REVEL IN FLESH's Ralf Hauber is terrifying on vocals and brings this whole event to life. Members of SENTIENT HORROR (Matt Moliti) and WOMBBATH (Håkan Stuvemark) furthermore liven up the proceedings with their guest solos, with the session drummer of DOWN AMONG THE DEAD MEN (Erik Bevenrud) pounding away triumphantly. Right from the hair-raising warning that goes off to the fitting finish with a WOLFBRIGADE cover, the debut album of HEADS FOR THE DEAD will keep you riveted, thoroughly enthralled, and will invariably have you scrambling to hit the repeat play button of what is arguably this year's most awaited release from Transcending Obscurity Records.
Line up  
Ralf Hauber (REVEL IN FLESH) - Vocals, Lyrics 
Jonny Pettersson (URSINNE, WOMBBATH, HENRY KANE, PALE KING) - All music and production
Erik Bevenrud (DOWN AMONG THE DEAD MEN) - Session drums 
Matt Moliti (SENTIENT HORROR) - Guest solos on tracks 1, 2, 3 
Håkan Stuvemark (WOMBBATH) - Guest solos on tracks 7, 2 
Artwork by Branca Studio (PARADISE LOST, BEASTMAKER) 
Logo by Mark Riddick (FETID ZOMBIE) 
LP layout by Francesco Gemelli (TOWARDS ATLANTIS LIGHTS, KATATONIA, MASTER) 
Track list
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 And Vengeance 
8. Gate Creeper 
9. Return To Fathomless Darkness 
10. In Darkness I Feel No Regrets (WOLFBRIGADE Cover)
Label Bandcamp
Transcending Obscurity Site

Transcending Obscurity Facebook
Heads For The Dead Facebook
Transcending Obscurity YouTube Channel

Thanks a ton!  Kunal Choksi
  Label owner Transcending Obscurity Records 
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Dutch Symphonic Technical Black Death Metal band TRAGACANTH just released their second studio album, THE JOURNEY OF A MAN, via Pest Records (a Loud Rage Music chapter). The new album is a natural progression from the band’s debut, Anthology of the East, released in 2015 via Loud Rage Music, and here’s what the band had to say about it:
“It’s no secret our upcoming album “Journey of a Man” is a personal one. From the mystical, enigmatic Far East covered in “Anthology of the East”, this time we travel to Ancient Greek times where a young man finds out he is to perish soon. Wandering the complex maze of emotions and disease running through his veins, “Journey of a Man” tells the tale of his downward spiral into the abyss. With Moirai awaiting his final demise, a mind crippled with melancholy and his body traveling down the river Styx, his spirit is finally released. The final song of the album “Death: Journey’s End” serves as his requiem.”
The Journey of a Man is now available for order here:
jewel-case CD:
 http://shop.loudragemusic.com/tragacanth-the-journey-of-a-man
digital:
 https://pestrecords.bandcamp.com/album/tragacanth-the-journey-of-a-man
A second lyrics video, Bargaining: Will You Answer Me (featuring Rik van Schaaik from Shade of Hatred) is now available here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q8WaLQGkDuc
Tragacanth     http://www.tragacanth.net/      https://www.facebook.com/Tragacanth
Pest Records
   https://pestrecords.bandcamp.com/   https://www.facebook.com/pestrecords
OCCULTUM - "IN NOMINE REX INFERNI"
After two years of silence, Occultum returns with the second album. In Nomine Rex Inferni is a classic, uncompromising black metal. An altar dripping in blood, filled with venom, cloaked in death. Seven hymns for Lord of Darkness glories, glory of Death, possession in Darkness embrace! Instinctive hatred turned into a disdain for holy symbols. Armageddon which nothing will stop. Album released on the gold CD. All copies are hand numbered.  LISTEN
CRONAXIA – “COLLAPSING THE OUTER STRUCTURE”
Genre: Death Metal
For fans of: Kataklysm (early) | Morbid Angel | Deeds Of Flesh
At the end of the ‘90s, Cronaxia were born into the darkness of the Portuguese death metal underground. From the very beginning they stood out from the other denizens of the pit, their bludgeoning savagery coupled with a sharp intelligence and an almost uncontrollable creativity. As they began to shape and form their furious, technical extremity the music became evermore relentlessly intense, the lyrics more searching as they set off exploring the universe at the speed of light. The complexity and intricacy of Cronaxia’s hyper speed death metal was so demanding that members burnt out and fell by the wayside, meaning that until now their only release had been the 2008 EP, The Solution Above Continuity.
Determined to finally make their visions of a full length album a reality, long standing Cronaxia members Felipe (guitarist and founder member), Renato (guitars) and Sergio (vocals) enlisted the help of a session rhythm section, both from the band Grog; drummer Rolando Barros and bassist Alex Ribeiro. The result of this alliance is an album of blistering, hyperactive death metal - continual motion made sound. The result is Collapsing The Outer Structure.
Mixed and mastered by Paulo Viera, known for his production work with Ironsword and Ravensire, Collapsing The Outer Structure is a work that walks the tightrope between genius and insanity. Songs like the jagged, restless ‘Dimension Ratio’ are a vivid explosion of mind warping ideas. Immersed within these eight conceptual whirlwinds, the feeling is akin to having the secrets of the universe downloaded directly to your cerebral cortex in a fraction of a second. Bewildering yet incredible, almost too much to comprehend, you will find few listening experiences as overwhelming and intense as Collapsing The Outer Structure. It may have taken Cronaxia two decades to reach this defining moment, but now that their planets have aligned the force that has been unleashed is momentous and breathtaking.
The countdown has begun... Lusitanian Music will launch this impossible ship of destruction and creation on September 7th. Prepare to be consumed, to be undone, to have your brain restructured as Cronaxia deliver you to the brink of their event horizon.
Line-up:
Felipe – guitars and vocals
Renato – guitars and vocals
Sergio – vocals
Drums on this recording performed by Rolando Barros
Bass on this recording performed by Alex Ribeiro
www.facebook.com/Cronaxia-180129088709743/
DECAYED – “ OF FIRE AND EVIL”
Hi! «Of Fire And Evil» it’s DECAYED twelfth full length in more than 25 years career.  DECAYED is one of the oldest portuguese extreme metal bands still in active. Over the years they shaped a sound of their own, straightforward and utterly devastating Black Metal. Powerful, uncomplicated, memorable, aggressive riffs, absolutely perfect for the headbanging. Harsh, raw vocal, dark, unstoppable satanic frost-riddled atmosphere. The nameless wraith brings evil and fire from the depths of hell into your decaying and consumed souls. 
Recorded at Rock N Raw studios on January 2018. 
Mixed and mastered by JA on February 2018 and layout by VJ. Available in CD | LP | DIGITAL. LP with CD as bonus. 
www.facebook.com/DKD666/
www.decayed666.bandcamp.com
HOMERIK – “ HOMERIK”
Genre: Symphonic Progressive Death Metal
"The Room. As you enter the room, the fire crackling from a burgeoning fireplace, you walk beneath an ornate chandelier; solemnly dimming the walls with a faint yellow eerie glow. The chandelier is quietly fostered by a few small candelabras hanging alongside the walls. You pan around and take notice of the many curiously exquisite paintings that dress them. As you walk by, the paintings emit emotions to you. It is as if you were gazing into the eyes of another soul.
A big, red chair sits in front of the fireplace, and a sword lies on the floor sprawled out of a cane's hidden sheath. Smeared with blood, the sword exhibits the emotions of malicious intent and evil. Nearby, on top of a nightstand, a teddy bear lies lit only by the light of an effervescent midnight moon. It sings to you a familiar song about its rightful owner..."
Lineup: 
Ken Candelas (The Mad Composer Of Pestilence) - Drums
Andrew Petriske (The Daemon Of Famine) - Lead Vocals
Obed Gonzalez (The Gatherer Of War) - Vocals
Cory Boyle (The Nightwalker Of Death) - Guitars
About the band:
Homerik takes on an unusual role in Metal music. At the helm is Homerik's musical director Kenneth Candelas (The Mad Composer of Pestilence), followed by composer Cory Boyle (The Night Walker of Death) and lyricists Andrew Petriske (The Daemon of Famine) and (The Gatherer of War). Combined, all four embody the Four Horsemen of Homerik.
However, what lies within each piece is much more than that.
Homerik’s debut album is better described as a major collaborative effort by friends and colleagues in and around New York City. Beyond this iteration, their story expands into the ancient universe of mythology and folklore such as Dante Alighieri's The Divine Comedy. 
This union of talent has produced pieces such as "Song of The Night: Part I,” which is made possible with the orchestrated force of guitars, drums, bassoon, piano, brass and strings–all complimented by the mystifying soprano and alto vocal work by Carla Candelas and Nilsa Astacio. Combined, they make a chillingly beautiful narrative of a girl with recurring nightmares of abuse and neglect.
Not only does the work show its fruition from the friendships of Homerik’s members, it also celebrates those who have been a great influence but are no longer with us. Among their other works are “An Angel of Darkness” featuring the majestic pipe organ of the Riverside Church in New York City, and “Into the Pits of Oblivion" & "Unforgotten Kin”, inspired by Mesopotamian lands. A lot darker by contrast, they revolve around those lost friends; their memories kept alive within the heavy metal overtones of Cory Boyle’s skittish guitars and Anthony Espinal’s (of Divergence) razor sharp riffs.
What’s more is not just how talent comes together, but really how Homerik is more of a melting pot of different cultures of musicianship. While Ken derives his inspiration from Metal, the group is certainly not shy about exploring other genres. "The Balance of Power" is among one of the songs with an international taste; it focuses on two dragons, the representations of Yin and Yang. The song itself has an Asian essence, in relation to its subject matter. It isn't alone, of course, in its cultural twist - "The Ire of Green" is one about indulgence, enjoying oneself, and simply having a good time, with an Irish spin to it. Meanwhile, “Wendigo” places oneself amiss the haunting scenario of one running from a hungry, relentless cannibal deep within the African Congo.
Homerik went through great lengths to produce their debut album. Over the course of two and a half years, the duo worked equally as hard on the music as they did on the content of their lyrics. “Curse of the Black Nile” features soprano Anita Hilaly, singing in Ancient Egyptian. Translated from verses in the tomb of the pharaoh, Unas, this Egyptian piece screams loudly about isolation and the desire to remain undisturbed. “Bread and Circuses” is a political statement against tyrants, sung with the passion of a persecuted gypsy, as Forsakken's Brittany Diaz finishes off the album in “The Legion”, where we experience the overthrowing of that corrupt government.
What Homerik seeks to accomplish is an opening statement to others. Unsatisfied with mainstream Metal and the massive number of "regurgitated" Metal, Homerik wants to invite others to look into the possibilities of Metal music. To see how such a brutal and extreme genre can become something so beautiful in a new, unique way.
https://www.homerik.org/
The band, APE TO GOD,  from Lublin combines elements of thrash, grind, death and groove metal with dystopian and anti-religious themes as well as commentary on society & politics.
The music and the overall concept are inspired by such groups as Bolt Thrower, Napalm Death, Slayer and Celtic Frost.
Two years after the bands formation, they recorded a mini-album “Ape To God”, and now the full-length debut “THE HEAD MEETS THE TAIL” will be released through Deformeathing Production in October.
We urge you to listen to the first official track: “Pseudocyesis”:
  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZvsVT4Kx-y4
https://www.facebook.com/apetogod/
Australian death metallers ESKHATON have released the lyric video for "Culthulunatic," a track taken off the band's newest album OMEGALITHEOS
Released on June 20, Omegalitheos is an album that expands upon the violent nature of the genre. Each of its 14 tracks emanate dark chaotic energies; worshiping total death and execution. As a band, ESKHATON remains devoted to the legacy of the primeval forces like Possessed and Morbid Angel, moving them to levels which have not ever been reached in such intensity.
The lyric video for Culthulunatic is now playing at  https://youtu.be/x8bcLYW33BM
Stream the album in full at  lavadome.bandcamp.com/album/omegalitheos
www.facebook.com/eskhaton666
DE PROFUNDIS – “THE BLINDING LIGHT OF FAITH”  ( VINYL EDITION )
Genre:
Death Metal
For fans of: Death | Morbid Angel | Atheist
Label: LUSITANIAN MUSIC
Over the course of the last decade De Profundis have built themselves an enviable reputation for delivering music of staggering power and breathtaking skill, both in the studio and on the stage. They have broken boundaries and set new standards as they have explored the breadth of the death metal genre and this year, on May 10th, they released their fifth full length album through Transcending Obscurity Records to unprecedented acclaim. In every territory critics have been hailing The Blinding Light Of Faith as a masterpiece of the genre and the band’s recent European shows with Belphegor and Melechesh have held audiences spellbound.
Line-up:
Craig Land – Vocals
Shoi Sen – Guitars
Paul Nazarkardeh – Guitars
Arran McSporran - Fretless Bass
Tom Atherton - Drums
www.deprofundistheband.com
DARK ARCHIVE – “MORNINGSTAR”
Genre: Black Metal
Country: Finland 
Record label: Inverse Records 
Dark Archive released a new massive music video single ”Morningstar. Song is part of the forthcoming full-length album. Album is almost fully composed and after some small improvements band will start recording final guitar tracks. When the album comes out, band will be a full-member band. All members are very skilled, determined and motivated and share the same goal: Aim as high as possible.
Orchestrals for the song are done by an Irish composer Peter Crowley, who has done lots of co-operation with several metal bands. Peter has also informed that he is eager to continue the work with Dark Archive. 
All Dark Archive members are giving everything to to the band and every member has the same passion to have a chance to tour with bigger names and do this for living, there is no other option for them.
Morningstar -single and forthcoming album is recorded and mixed by Joakim Lindholm in the band’s own studio.
Vocalist Niko Aromaa comments the video:
"It tell's the divine story of how God abandons his son Lucifer, translated into mortal version about religious family abandoning their child. And him becoming the archetype of Satan in earth after acknowledging his past."
"Morningstar" is now available on all digital platforms worldwide.
Youtube: 
   https://youtu.be/vt-ia56Ue-Q
Spotify:   https://spoti.fi/2Nvr8El
Apple Music:
  https://apple.co/2LoWdfn
Google Play:
  http://bit.do/dark_archive-morningstar
Melodic blackened death metal outfit SOLIUM FATALIS has announced the upcoming release of  GENETICALLY ENGINEERED TO ENSLAVE. The band's fourth album in five years features guest appearances by members of CRYPTOPSY and CHTHE'ILIST.
A promo video for the album is now playing at  this location.
Genetically Engineered to Enslave will be released on October 13.
Check out previous SOLIUM FATALIS releases at soliumfatalis.bandcamp.com
Genetically Engineered to Enslave track listing:
1. Threshold
2. Lake of Extinction
3. Servile
4. Synthon
5. A Gathering of Storms ft. Matt McGachy & Haydee Irizarry
6. Factor Red (Epidemic Cover)
7. Dysmorphic
8. Chemical Reagent
9. Fiery the Angels Fell ft. Phil Tougas
10. A Tongue to Taste the Collapse
SOLIUM FATALIS' brand of extreme metal began with the self-titled independent release of their 2013 full length debut album featuring production by Fredrik Nordstrom (AT THE GATES, DIMMU BORGIR) and stunning artwork by Seth Siro Anton (EXODUS, PARADISE LOST, SEPTICFLESH).
Not ones to sit idle for long, the band quickly released 2015's The Undying Season which  was a clear evolution of the band's sound. With production by Christian Donaldson (CRYPTOPSY, THE AGONIST, NEURAXIS) and artwork by French artist Pierre-Alain D.@3mmi, both of whom have gone on to become Solium's regular artist and engineer for the bands 2016 release Neuronic Saw and now for their fourth album they bring over 10 tracks and 40 minutes of music for 2018.
Genetically Engineered to Enslave features guest vocals by Matt McGachy (CRYPTOPSY) and Haydee Irizarry (CARNIVORA) as well as a guest guitar solo by Phil Tougas (FIRST FRAGMENT, CHTHE'ILIST) and features a concept throughout the record regarding genetic engineering and artificial intelligence.
The band features Jeff DeMarco on Bass and Vocals, Jim Gregory and Ryan Beevers on guitars and Jeff Saltzman on drums, the alchemy of which has created a whirlwind of blackened death metal that has become an unparalleled dynamic force in studio as well as live on their multiple tours.
www.facebook.com/SoliumFatalis
www.soliumfatalis.bandcamp.com
www.instagram.com/soliumfatalis
Cyprus-based PITCH BLACK RECORDS is celebrating its 10-year anniversary and the label is celebrating the only way it knows best - by giving!
A number of celebratory activities have been planned for the entire year and all will gradually be revealed. For now however (and until the end of the year), Pitch Black Records invites everyone to:
Download for FREE the label’s inaugural release, DIPHTHERIA’s debut album (“To Wait For Fire”) which was released in March 2008. The download is available through the label’s Bandcamp page and this of course means a choice between mp3, flac or wav. Yes, even the CD bonus tracks! No catch, no gimmicks!
Enjoy a 10% discount at the official Pitch Black Records Online Store. This discount is valid on ANY items, including those on clearance and is repeatable for future orders until the end of the year. The coupon code to use at checkout is ‘pbr10years‘.
Additionally, every order on the official Pitch Black Records Online Store, will receive a free CD picked from all the label’s previous releases.
Pitch Black Records also strongly encourages all fans to start using hashtag #PBR10years in all and any of their social media by posting anything related to Pitch Black. This will gain them entry to a draw that will be held at the end of the year with the grand winner taking away an absolutely insane prize while runners up will also win a variety of Pitch Black goodies!
Details regarding the draw will be revealed soon as well as for all other “festivities” so keep up to date with Pitch Black through the label’s official website or social media as well as through its iOS and Android apps.
Related links:
Homepage    https://www.pitchblackrecords.com/
Online Store   https://store.pitchblackrecords.com/
Facebook
   https://www.facebook.com/pitchblackrecords
Bandcamp
    https://pitchblackrecords.bandcamp.com/
California Death Metal Horde DRAGHKAR have partnered with No Clean Singing for the premiere of forthcoming EP THE ENDLESS HOWLING ABYSS
Stream it with a vengeance!   nocleansinging.com/2018/07/20/an-ncs-ep-premiere-and-a-review-draghkar-the-endless-howling-abyss/
The Endless Howling Abyss will be out on July 27. The EP will be released digitally, as well as on CD format by Craneo Negro Records (500 copies) and on cassette through Nameless Grave Records (75 copies).
On The Endless Howling Abyss, DRAGHKAR have turned up the intensity and unleashed violence in its most lethal form. The forthcoming EP is a harrowing journey through 20 minutes of pure Hell, inspired still by the classic fires of ABHORRENCE and AMORPHIS, but now flavored by an increasing influence from the oldest days of the Greek Black and Death Metal scenes, as well as MOLESTED, MERCYFUL FATE, and more.
BIO
Draghkar was formed in 2016 by BW as an outlet for his love of death metal. Originally a tribute to the elder days of the Finnish death metal scene, they put out their first demo on cassette with Witchhammer Productions from Thailand in 2017. It was re-released by Blood Harvest Records later that year. After a series of lineup changes, Draghkar released a split with Desekryptor in the earlier half of 2018 and have come back now with their most ambitious and original output to date, a four track EP entitled The Endless Howling Abyss.
LINE-UP
BW - Guitar, Vocals
Daniel Kelley - Bass
ES - Drums
draghkar.bandcamp.com/
www.facebook.com/DraghkarBand/
Hi – Chris and Paul from Imperative PR here. Today KILL EVERYTHING have unveiled the second video in support of their forthcoming debut album, SCORCHED EARTH. 'Laid To Waste' is a brutal assault on the senses and a perfect example of the inhuman bludgeoning to be found throughout the Scorched Earth album - surely destined to be one of the heaviest releases of this or any other year.
The video is premiering on the Slam Worldwide channel, notorious for promoting the most skull crushing metal around and is sure to whet the appetite of the death obsessed worldwide.
  WATCH 'LAID TO WASTE' NOW!
Scorched Earth will be released on August 17th through Comatose Music and preorders are open now at the label website.
Early media reactions to Kill Everything's bludgeoning and nihilistic sound are more than positive, with Cranium Radio's 10/10 reaction epitomising the views of fans of  super heavy sounds - "Love this monster of an album!"
There's not long to wait now until Scorched Earth is let loose upon the world, but for now head to Slam Worldwide and bathe in the bloody brilliance of 'Laid To Waste'!
For more information on Kill Everything click here
Visit Kill Everything on
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VORUS debut full lenght album "THE WRETCHED PATH" is coming out in CD format via Detonation Recs. 
This death metal release will be out in July 2018!!
VORUS (latin), I Devour (english) 
Conceived in 2017, as solo project by an old Banger and American Death Metal musician relocated to Romania. Uriel (Ex-Morbicus, ex-Gutwrench, ex-Rotting Away, Necrorite, Cryptic Realms, etc) As a solo project Vorus recorded the "Chamber of Laments" Demo in August, 2017 then released in tape by Death in Pieces Records in October 2017. 
In September 2017, Uriel's wife Corina (Romanian 90's metal bass player ex-Deimos, ex-Atys) became part of the band permanently. As duo Vorus recorded in November/December 2017 the debut full lenght Album "The Wretched Path" coming out soon in tape format (April, 2018) through Death in Pieces Records and Macabre End Productions.
VORUS are :
Uriel - Vocals/ Guitars/ Drums
Corina - Bass Guitar
Influences: 
Poison (Ger), Obscurity (Swe), Master, Terminal Death, Devastation (Chi), BloodSpill, Necrovore, Rigor Mortis, Sarcofago, Pentagram (Chl), Mortuary (Mx)  
Discography:
Chamber of Laments. MC Demo. Death in Pieces Records, 2017
The Wretched Path. MC Album Death in Pieces Records/ Macabre End Productions, 2018
All music and lyrics by Uriel.
Arrangements by Corina / Uriel.
Recorded, mixed and mastered by Uriel in Deva, Romania (Nov / Dec, 2017).
All rights reserved. Vorus music, 2018.
Vorus contact:   Official Facebook Page
DEATH IN PIECES RECORDS   www.facebook.com/deathinpiecesrecs
MACABRE END PRODUCTIONS
    www.facebook.com/macabreenddistro
Press inquiries   https://www.facebook.com/ZineaholicPr

NEWS 3.8.2018

Alter Falter ,in den letzten paar Wochen hat sich unsereins doch ganz schön rar gemacht und Euch auch nicht die klitzekleinste Neuigkeit aus der metallischen Welt zukommen lassen."Schande "über mich ,aber es ist ja nun mal so ,das gerade der Juli komplett vollgepackt ist mit den leckersten Festivalterminen ,welche man keinesfalls verpassen durfte . Jetzt schließt man nun aber erst einmal die ganze große  metallische Reiserei ab ,da  in den nächsten Wochen nun nichts mehr wirklich super undergroundig wichtiges auf dem Plan steht .
So langsam wird es ja auch aller höchste Zeit ,mal die Werbetrommel für unsere aktuelle FU Ausgabe Nr. 50 volle Pulle zu rühren ,damit ihr endlich mal wieder einen Grund habt , Eure "Klositzungen" zeitlich doch etwas ausgiebiger gestalten zu können .
FATAL UNDERGROUND NO.50 OUT NOW!
Underground stuff for underground maniacs
Written in german and b/w copy layout on over 130 A5 pages . No.50 featuring in depth interviews with:
MORGON ( BLACK/DEATH METAL )
FROWNING ( FUNERAL DOOM)
BLACK EVIL (BLACK/THRASH )
DISTRESSED TO MARROW ( DOOM/DEATH METAL )
SEEDS OF AGONY ( DEATH METAL )
SIC(K)REATION (DEATH METAL )
ÖKOMISANTHROP (BLACK METAL )
DESTRUKTION RECORDS (LABEL )
TOO MANY ASSHOLES ( GRINDCORE )
DISCREATION ( DEATH METAL )
YACOPSAE( GRINDCORE )
TASK FORCE BEER ( DEATH METAL /GRINDCORE )
Beside you find a lot of reviews ,special and many other pure undergroundmetal stuff !
2,20 € germany – 4,50 € europe – 6,00€ worldwide  ( all incl .)  
fatalunderground_leo@freenet.de   
Da sich nun in den letzten Wochen Unmengen an News & Terminen aus dem metallischen Paralleluniversum hier bei uns angesammelt haben , werden wir Euch nun jeden Tag - bis Sonntag - mit den brandheißesten Informationen rund ums metallische Lager versorgen . Also ,stellt schon mal nen paar Bier kalt und nehmt euch die Zeit um uns mal wieder etwas ausgiebiger abzuchecken !
ENEMY INSIDE: “We are very proud to share with you, that after lots (!) of work our debut album “Phoenix” is going to be released worldwide on September 28th through Rock of Angels Records!”
Das Debütalbum "PHOENIX" enthält elf einzigartige Songs voller atemberaubender Vocals, harter Gitarrenriffs und melodiöser Gitarrensoli. Ausdrucksstarke Texte verfeinern die kristallklare Produktion.
Es ist ein einheitliches Thema präsent "We all carry our greatest enemy inside us. One that we can't see coming, from whom we can't hide, who can bring our weaknesses to the light“. Das Album spiegelt den inneren Kampf zwischen Freund und Feind, hell und dunkel, gut und böse wider. Es ist die Herausforderung jedes Einzelnen, sich seinen eigenen Dämonen zu stellen und sie zu überwinden. „Phoenix“ vereint diese gegensätzlichen Gefühle und stellt den Zyklus der Wiedergeburt, Neuanfänge und Innovationen dar.
Für Fans von Evanescence, Lacuna Coil, Amaranthe, Delain, In This Moment usw.
Hier kann das Album vorbestellt werden:
http://bit.ly/enemy-phoenix-roar
http://bit.ly/enemy-phoenix-mm
Erhältlich als Digipak CD, schwarzes Vinyl, Gold/Rot/Schwarz-Splatter Vinyl (limitiert auf 150 Exemplare weltweit) und Download.
Tracklist: Digipack CD:
1. Falling Away
2. Bleeding Out
3. Phoenix
4. Lullaby
5. Doorway To Salvation (feat. Georg Neuhauser)
6. Angel’s Suicide
7. Death Of Me
8. Oblivion
9. Halo
10. Dark Skies
11. Summer Son (Texas Cover)
12. Doorway To Salvation (Bonus Track)
Black Vinyl / LTD. Gold/Red/Black Splatter Vinyl:
SIDE A:
1. Falling Away
2. Bleeding Out
3. Phoenix
SIDE B:
1. Lullaby
2. Doorway To Salvation (feat. Georg Neuhauser)
3. Angel’s Suicide
SIDE C:
1. Death Of Me
2. Oblivion
SIDE D:
1. Dark Skies
2. Summer Son (Texas Cover)
3. Doorway To Salvation (Bonus Track)
Mehr Infos :
• Debut full length album from Female Fronted Modern Rock / Metal hot prospects ENEMY INSIDE “Phoenix” is released by ROAR! Rock Of Angels Records (Monument, Ashes Of Ares, Outloud, Gods Of Silence, Mean Streak, Panorama, Volster, Felskinn, Eternal Flame etc.), available on Digipack CD, Black Vinyl and Gold/Red/Black Splatter Vinyl (Limited to 150 copies worldwide)
• Written by Nastassja Giulia, Evan K and performed by Enemy Inside.
• Produced by Evan K at Epsilon Studio in Aschaffenburg, Germany.
• Mixed and Mastered by “Best Producer 2017-Heavy Music Award” winner Henrik Udd at Henrik Udd Recording Studios (Architects, Bring Me The Horizon, Hammerfall, Powerwolf etc).
• Vocals recorded at A-TOWN Recordings in Aschaffenburg, Germany.
• Artwork and layout design by Gustavo Sazes
 https://www.abstrata.net/
• ENEMY INSIDE shares elements with Evanescence, Lacuna Coil, Amaranthe, Delain, HIM etc.
https://www.facebook.com/WeAreEnemyInside/
http://roar.gr/artists/enemy-inside/
Am 26.10.2018 erscheint mit "LIVECIRCLE" das Debütalbum der deutschen Midtempo-Groove-Machine DEDPOOL. Das Album der fünfköpfigen Band aus Hilfarth begleitet den Hörer wie das richtige Leben, von der Geburt bis in das Grab. In den zehn Songs, die sich über eine gute Dreiviertelstunde verteilen, bekommt derHörer einiges geboten:
Eine Mischung aus groovenden Riffs, stampfenden Drums und bestialischen Vocals, die trotz der großen Abwechslung eingängig klingen und einen roten Faden verfolgen. Ein druckvoller und dynamischer Sound ist der Band sehr wichtig.
Gemixt wurde der Logplayer von niemand geringerem als Jacob Bredahl (Ex-Hatesphere).
Das Master übernehmen Audio Siege aus Portland, Oregon.
Auf ihrer Facebookseite hat die Band nun schon einmal vorab das Cover und die Trackliste veröffentlicht.
Folgende Songs werden sich auf dem Album befinden:
TRACKLIST
01. Rebirth
02. The Disease
03. Spit It Out
04. Testament
05. Homecoming
06. The Wolf
07. Stranger Self
08. Bacteria
09. Lifecircle
10. The Unknown
www.dedpoolmusic.com
https://www.facebook.com/Dedpoolmusic
Viele Grüße,  Jan & Metal Promotions    www.metal-promotions.de
JUNGLE ROT mit epischem Video zu ‘SEND FORTH OBLIVION’  Jungle Rot, eine der besten amerikanischen Death-Metal Bands, haben ein absolut episches Video zu Send Forth Oblivion veröffentlicht. Aber schaut selbst:  https://youtu.be/pLJ1sgA1iAE
Der Song stammt von ihrem bis dato größten Kracher-Album, das passenderweise den Titel Jungle Rot trägt und heute offiziell bei Victory Records Release feiert.
Im originalen Wortlaut von Victory Records heißt es:
A sequel to their previous blood-shedding video, ‘The Unstoppable, the band’s latest cinematic work of art transports us to the midst of an intense battle, with the Wisconsin trio exhausted, lacking supplies, and one man down. While they are trapped and fighting for survival in an isolated bunker, we learn of their brainwashing by those in power.
“The experiments they did prevented them from eliminating us,” explains guitarist Geoff Bub. “Operation Oblivion could be their own demise!” Meanwhile, lyrically, the song “expresses what these surviving soldiers are thinking as they ponder what’s become of humanity,” vocalist and guitarist Dave Matrise adds. “Greed and power has brought the downfall of society. Is there any hope?”
Dave wanted to take a different approach for this video,” explains director Dustin Smith. “Specifically telling us, ‘I don’t want a single shot of us performing, just a full-blown action movie featuring JUNGLE ROT.’  This was the tenth music video I’ve been involved with for JUNGLE ROT, so it had to be something special. All of the credit goes to editor Brian Raida, the ass-kicking crew and to the band for going above and beyond during production.”
As the album hits shelves tomorrow, JUNGLE ROT will hammer audiences as they return to the road this Monday in St. Paul, MN with Havok and Extinction AD. The tour includes a stop at the Heavy Montreal Festival on July 28 and will continue through August 6.
www.jungle-rot.com
www.facebook.com/igotjunglerot
BURIAL HORDES – “ΘΑΝΑΤΟΣ ΑΙΩΝΙΟΣ”
Genre: Black/Death Metal
Label: Folter Records
BURIAL HORDES, u.a. mit Mitgliedern von Dead Congregation, Ravencult und Embrace Of Horns, mischen bereits seit 2001 mit ihrer brutalen, kompromisslosen Art, Black und Death Metal zu vermischen, die Szene auf. Ihr Konzept aus unnachgiebiger Brutalität und Finsternis, gepaart mit einer Philosophie voll negativer Energie, zeigt, dass die Griechen auch lyrisch nichts Freundliches an sich haben.
„Brutal“, „kompromisslos“ und „rasant“ beschreiben den fiesen Black/Death-Bastard einigermaßen treffend, aber natürlich nicht im Detail. Das Konzept aus unbändiger Aggression, die sich in einer finsteren Atmosphäre Bahnen bricht, ist voll negativer Energie und zertrümmert auch nachhaltig jedes glückliche Lächeln im Antlitz ihrer Hörerschaft. Die Demo-CD „Entering the Untrodden Forest” ist längst Kult und auch ihre letzten Alben “War, Revenge and Total Annihilation” (2005), „Devotion to Unholy Creed“ (2008) und „Incendium“ (2014) hinterließen Schneisen der Zerstörung.
2016 haben BURIAL HORDES sich Folter Records angeschlossen und ein neues Zeitalter in ihrer Band-Historie eingeläutet. Erstes Lebenszeichen dieser Kooperation war die „Extinction“-EP, die sich einmal mehr großer Beliebtheit unter Liebhabern schwarzmetallischer Brutalität erfreute. Es hagelte Lob und gute Kritiken, die das Schaffen der Mannen unterstrichen. 2018 ist es endlich Zeit, die Dunkelheit erneut in voller Länge über die sonnigen Landschaften dieser Erde ziehen zu lassen – wieder geprägt von einer antikommerziellen, antisozialen, antireligiösen, satanischen, chaotischen und misanthropischen Ideologie. „ΘΑΝΑΤΟΣ ΑΙΩΝΙΟΣ (The Termination Thesis)“ entfacht erneut ein Inferno und lässt den Hass auf die Welt in höllischem Feuer aufgehen – no compromise!
https://www.facebook.com/BurialHordesOfficial/
Metalheads!  Der Heavy Metal unserer Zeit wird mehr und mehr zu einem Stelldichein der Marktschreier.
Wer ist am schnellsten, wer am bösesten, wer am aggressivsten?
Wer ist der Toughste, wer hat den Größten?
Dabei wissen wir doch längst alle: Nicht auf die Größe kommt es an. Sondern auf die Technik.
Auftritt CREDIC.
  Diese Bande beängstigend talentierter Typen aus Stuttgart hält sich nicht mit Szene-Klischees auf, will das Wort „true“ nicht auf Teufel komm raus mit „v“ schreiben und konzentriert sich stattdessen lieber auf das, worum es eigentlich gehen sollte: Verdammt packende Musik. Wann hat man eigentlich damit aufgehört? Die Frage, die sich Credic bei ihrer Gründung stellten, war dennoch keine einfache: Was zum Henker sollen wir spielen? Und bevor Credic bei ihrem bissigen, epischen und unverschämt einprägsamen Melodic Death Metal ankamen, wollte die reichlich eigenwillige musikalische Sozialisation aus den ähnlich eigenwilligen Köpfen vertrieben werden. Wo in Jugendtagen von Uriah Heep bis Massive Attack alles erlaubt war, was Laune machte, einigten sich Credic zumindest rein stimmungstechnisch auf die groben Referenzpunkte Metallica, Dark Tranquillity und In Flames. Und unter uns: Man könnte es deutlich schlechter treffen. Aus dieser Basis extrahieren sie jetzt einen Sound, wie er untypischer für Stuttgart nicht sein könnte. Wo üblicherweise Pseudo-Rapper in Pandamasken oder sozial unverträgliche und psychisch angeknackste Post-Punk-Bands für Schlagzeilen sorgen, erhebt sich eine Melodic-Death-Metal-Macht, wie sie diese Region lange nicht zu hören bekommen hat. Ihr neues Album „Agora“ vereint die eisige Epik des schwedischen Death Metals mit klassischem Metal-Riffing, satten Grooves und orchestraler Grandezza, schafft bei aller Härte aber stets den Spagat zwischen Anspruch und Futter für eine ganze Armada an Ohrwürmern. Erschaffen als Gemeinschaftswerk, das Befindlichkeiten und Egos zerpulvert wie das Anfangsriff von „Raining Blood“, sind Credic mehr als die Summe ihrer Teile. Deshalb dient das Sammelbecken des Melodic Death Metal ausdrücklich nur als kleinster gemeinsamer Nenner eines Albums, das viel mehr beinhaltet als das. „Bei uns steht nicht ein Stil, sondern die Spannung und Wirkung eines Liedes im Fokus“, schaltet sich Schlagzeuger Waldemar Janzen ein. „Unsere Lieder erzählen ihre eigenen Geschichten und sollen nicht in ein Stilkorsett gezwungen werden.“ Stattdessen ist es den Stuttgartern viel wichtiger, Klischees zu durchbrechen und der omnipräsent bösen, breitbeinigen und oftmals engstirnigen Welt dieser Musik eine vollkommen ehrliche, unaufgeregte Note zu verleihen. Am Ende muss eben immer ein Credic-Song dabei herauskommen, der Kopf und Herz befriedigt. Oder wie Janzen sagt: „Manchmal feiert der Kopf, meistens das Herz.“ Ohne jetzt gleich eine neue Revolution, den nächsten Metal-Kataklysmus oder Bravo-Starschnitt (gibt‘s den noch?) prophezeien zu wollen, wird jeder halbwegs versierte Metal-Aficionado feststellen, dass hier gerade etwas Großes entsteht. Und „Agora“ ist da nur der erste Zug auf dem Schachbrett.
www.credic.de
www.facebook.com/credicofficial
Hallo, DARKNESS feiert die RELEASEPARTY zum neuen Album FIRST CLASS VIOLENCE am 12.10 (VÖ Termin) im Cafe Nord in Essen.
Support wird bei der live Show von TRAITOR kommen.
Tickets sind ab sofort erhältlich!
Viele Grüße Lee
AB SOFORT - TICKETS FÜR DIE DARKNESS RELEASEPARTY ERHÄLTLICH.
 Die Tickets für die Killer Veranstaltung sind ab sofort im Sektor12 Shop oder im Cafe Nord zu bekommen (Links siehe unten). Denkt daran, dass die Kombination "Ticket + Specialshirt" nur bei Sektor12 zu bekommen ist und die Tickets streng limitiert sind. Also "haut rein"! https://www.facebook.com/events/424148784767069/
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MASSIVE OBLITERATION signs to BLEED Records!
Debut release out soon ! PRE-ORDER now !
We're thrilled to officially announce the FIRST band to join the BLEED Records roster !
They're named MASSIVE OBLITERATION, hailing from Northern France, including members of well-known and respected acts like MASS GRAVE, INFAMY, CHILDREN OF DOOM, EVISCERATION and they deliver intense old-school DEATH-METAL/GRIND-CORE in the veins of REPULSION, TERRORIZER, NAPALM DEATH, NAUSEA !
Their debut-release - initially planned to be a demo - will see the light of day in a few months (Release date is set for September 20th, 2018) on a pro-manufactured cassette edition, limited to 200 copies (100 BLACK cassettes, 100 WHITE cassettes).
Cassette version   HERE
MASSIVE OBLITERATION are :
Richy - Bass
Etienne Testart - Drums
Conrad Lempiere - Guitars
Mickael Alarcon – Vocals
The Trailer Video for "Sacrified" track can be seen at:  https://youtu.be/Hq9ofjzMaGQ
You can already PRE-ORDER it now ! 
https://massiveobliteration.bandcamp.com/releases    https://es-la.facebook.com/MassiveObliteration/
INFERNÖ RECORDS:   www.facebook.com/InfernoRecs     www.inferno-records.net
Press inquiries:   https://www.facebook.com/ZineaholicPr
Doom laden stoner act FIEND (France) gathering members of SENSER, TREPONEM PAL, LES TIGRES DU FUTUR have unveiled a song from their new album "SEERESS" to be released on  november 9th via record label Deadlight Entertainment (ATARAXIE, BABYLON PRESSION, SOFY MAJOR).
Song is called "Vessels" and is available on Youtube here 
  https://youtu.be/uiI_yGrMJ8E
FIEND is  
Heitham Al-Sayed: vocals and guitars (SENSER, LODESTAR)
Michel Bassin: lead guitars, synthesizers (TREPONEM PAL,MINISTRY, KMFDM)
Nicolas Zivkovich: bass, screams, keyboards (LES TIGRES DU FUTUR, DDENT)
Renaud Lemaître: drums and percussion
ALTERNATIVE METALLERS MADDER MORTEM REVEAL DETAILS AND TRACK FROM UPCOMING SEVENTH FULL-LENGTH ALBUM :
Norwegian Alternative Metallers MADDER MORTEM have today not only announced the details of their upcoming seventh full-length album "MARROW", they have also revealed a track from the album.
Titled "Moonlight Over Silver White" the track is, according to the band, "the essence of what Madder Mortem is about. The contrasts between the gentle and the brutal, the chugging grooviness of the guitars in counterpoint to the soaring arpeggios of the vocals, and the wide range of musical influences knit together in a damn strong, heavy song. The lyrics are a tale of the loneliness of a forest in winter, walking lost and small between the downy snow and the glaring stars". 
"Moonglight Over Silver White" is also available as a single, and is available from, and can be heard at
http://phonofile.link/moonlight-over-silver-white  
"Marrow" sees MADDER MORTEM hungrier and heavier than ever before.  The eleven-track album is complex, covering a wide variety of genres and sounds that range from moments of folk/prog to avant-garde.  From delicate ballads to harsh metal. Agnete M. Kirkevaag's dynamic and immensely powerful vocals, are, as always, at the fore on an album that is more doomy than its predecessor "Red in Tooth and Claw", as well as being at times both heavier, and catchier. 
Set for release on Dark Essence Records on the 21st September, "Marrow" is about "Sticking to the essence of yourself.  Your ideas, your thoughts, your values".  It was produced by BP M. Kirkevaag and mastered by Peter In de Betou at Tailor Maid.
With artwork by the legendary artist Thore Hansen, "Marrow" will be available in Digipak CD, Digital, and Limited Edition Green Vinyl Gatefold LP formats. 
Tracklisting for "Marrow" is as follows:
01. Untethered
02. Liberator
03. Moonlight Over Silver White
04. Until You Return
05. My Will Be Done
06. Far From Home
07. Marrow
08. White Snow, Red Shadows
09. Stumble On
10. Waiting To Fall
11. Tethered
"Marrow" is now available to pre order from the following:
All formats:
  https://maddermortem.bandcamp.com
CD and Vinyl:   https://www.darkessencerecords.no/webshop/
US Webstore:  https://darkessence.aisamerch.com/
MADDER MORTEM also have some news that will please fans who have been clamouring to get their hands on the band's long-unavailable debut full-length album "Mercury".
With 2019 being the 20th Anniversary of the release of the album,  the band are planning a special re-release of "Mercury" in which the original songs will be re-worked to reflect the MADDER MORTEM of today.   
As the band explains:
"Back when we recorded “Mercury”, we were basically just kids, and we knew very little about how the recording process worked. The musicianship was mostly there, and the ideas were absolutely there, but as for production skills … we just liked reverb a lot! Thankfully, we ended up with a result we’re still proud of. But through the years, as we’ve played the songs with different line-ups, we’ve often talked about how cool it would be to bring the skills and know-how we now have to those ideas. BP has even made some quite elaborate pre-prods of several songs, but the timing has never been right for making a release out of it".
The right time has finally arrived, but in order to be able to bring this much-cherished project, which will include not just the album, but also a very special show, to fruition, MADDER MORTEM really need the help of the metal community, and to this end the band has set up a Crowdfunding page, where fans can become an integral part of the process and reap some very unusual and very unique rewards. To get creative input and feedback from their fans, and to promote the new album, they're also going out on their first headliner tour this fall. 
To find out what it's all about, and how you can become a part of it all, please go to
 https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/become-a-part-of-the-madder-mortem-mythology-rock#/
More information about MADDER MORTEM can be found on the band's website at  http://www.maddermortem.com/  or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/Madder-Mortem-10035071567
The official video for the track "Fallow Season" from MADDER MORTEM's 2016 album "Red in Tooth and Claw" can be seen at https://youtu.be/IsLyIy6AxdM
OCCULTUM - "IN NOMINE REX INFERNI"
After two years of silence, Occultum returns with the second album. "In Nomine Rex Inferni" is a classic, uncompromising black metal. An altar dripping in blood, filled with venom, cloaked in death. Album released on the gold CD. All copies are hand numbered.
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Poland's APE TO GOD have signed to Deformeathing Production. The band and label plan to release their debut album, “THE HEAD MEETS THE TAIL", in October 2018. A new song, “Pseudocyesis”, is available to stream ahead of the album's release. 
Stream “Pseudocyesis”:
 https://youtu.be/ZvsVT4Kx-y4 
Ape To God were established in 2011 in Lublin, Poland and combine elements of thrash, grind, death and groove metal. Their lyrics follow dystopian and anti-religious themes with social and political commentary. The music and the overall concept are inspired by bands such as Bolt Thrower, Napalm Death, Slayer and Celtic Frost. The debut album follows the 2013 release of their self-titled EP. 
Ape To God online:   Facebook    Bandcamp
Deformeathing Production online:  Website    Facebook
VARIOUS ARTISTS – “ HELL NIGHT / SWEAT SHOPPE - SPLIT 7"
Label: Encapsulated Records
Genre: Punk, Hardcore, Metal, "H", "S"
Hi! The split 7" with the bands Hellnight and Sweat Shoppe is OUT NOW!.  Hellnight features Brian Fair on vocals, formerly the vocalist for the metal band Shadows Fall and Sweat Shoppe features Tim Jameson on vocals, who is also in the punk rock band Ultraman, who have been a band for over 25 years and have toured internationally.  
Hell Night
Hell Night formed in 2014 in St. Louis, MO by guitarist Andy White and followed by Eric Eyster on bass both having played in Shame Club together. 2015 brought drummer Adam Arseneau and a handful of ep's each year and live shows proving to be more and more pointed, noisy and raging. Their music is trapped somewhere between proto-metal rock and thrash with elements of new wave. Its not a new sound, but the band doesn't sound like anything but itself. 2016 brought vocalist Brian Fair who namely had fronted such bands as the world touring, Grammy nominated Shadows Fall and the seminal Massachusetts hardcore band Overcast. Since then, they have provided one mini LP and two ep's.
Previous releases can be streamed here:  https://hellnightstl.bandcamp.com
Sweat Shoppe
Sweat Shoppe, from St. Louis, MO, formed in late 2015. Sweat Shoppe set out to write short, fast, to the point punk rock songs and in a few short months began playing shows with local friends as well as touring bands on an almost weekly basis. They have shot two videos, one in 2016 for “Crushing Time” and a second in 2017 for “Robot Overlords”, both can found on Youtube as well as on their Encapsulated Records release, “The Future Is a Made Up Mind” released in August 2017. The members of Sweat Shoppe have all been in bands for years, including, Ultraman, The Disappeared, Horror Section and The Timer.
Previous releases can be streamed here:  https://encapsulatedrecords.bandcamp.com
All songs recorded, mixed and mastered by Gabe Usery at Encapsulated Studios.
Track List:
Side A:
1. Hell Night - Unincorporated
2. Hell Night - Overburden
Side B:
1.  Sweat Shoppe - Lost and Mean
2. Sweat Shoppe - Circumstance
3. Sweat Shoppe - Clawing Brain
Format will be a 7" vinyl record and will be available on all major digital providers
Digital Release Date June 26th, 2018
Vinyl Release Date July 3rd, 2018
Hellnight    https://www.facebook.com/hellnightus/
Sweat Shoppe   https://www.facebook.com/sweatshoppemusic/
Label    www.encapsulatedrecords.com
ANTISOPH – “ ANTISOPH”
Label: Geisterasche Organisation
Genre: Avant-garde Black/Post-Metal
Lineup:
Jan M. Plewka (guitar/vocals)
Christopher Duis (drums)
Wolfram Eggebrecht (bass)
Tracklist:
Karmaghoul
Hypnoroom
Distant Scream
Death
Teleport Maze
Ghostking
Rejoice
Antisoph is a trio coming from Schleswig-Holstein/germany. Founded in 2014 under the name “ORB” by Jan M. Plewka (guitar/vocals) and Christopher Duis (drums).
In 2015 the band recorded their debut “craft” and in 2016 Wolfram Eggebrecht (bass) joined the band. The members coming from Bands like Vitamin-X, Nucular, Leoniden and Kerbenok.
Since 2016 the band worked on their upcoming self-titled album “antisoph” (may 18th 2018), which was recorded in June 2017 by Oliver Carell (Blastbeat Productions/Kiel).
About the music:
To categorise Antisophs avantgardistic Music is pretty hard. The best intersection could be a mixture of Black Metal and progressive Rock and will fit the interest of fans of , Ved Buens Ende, but also Opeth.
Recorded and mixed at Blastbeat Production Studio (Fäulnis, Heretoir) in Kiel, mastered via Lasse Lammert at LSD-Studio in Lübeck.
A first Album-Teaser is available:
 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HYVIyiGGvRk
https://www.facebook.com/antisophband/
https://www.geisterasche.de
https://www.facebook.com/geisterasche
Greek Death Metallers GRAVEWARDS have partnered with Toilet ov Hell for the premiere of "Souls Twisted Beyond Recognition," a track from forthcoming full-length debut album RUINOUS ENSOULMENT. Get twisted below.toiletovhell.com/track-premiere-gravewards-have-souls-twisted-beyond-recognition/
GRAVEWARDS will release Ruinous Ensoulment July 27 through Unspeakable Axe Records (the album will be available through international distribution channels on August 31).  Stream album opener "Sworn in Denial-Omega Syndrome"  right here.
Pre-orders are available now at  this location</