NEWS 16.9.2018

                                                                                                       
Hat man erst einmal die Arbeit an einem Wochenende schliefen lassen ,gestaltet es sich echt schon etwas schwierig ,alles ,was liegen geblieben ist ,dann wieder aufzuarbeiten .Nachdem unsereins nun ein wirklich sau geiles Wochenende auf dem METAL EMBRACE verbracht hatte ,seinen ollen Körper wieder regeneriert hat ,hieß es nun die Woche über ,schaffen ,schaffen und nochmals schaffen .Neben einem wirklich riesigen Sack voll an aktuellen Neuigkeiten, gibt’s für Euch natürlich auch wieder mal ein paar ganz brandaktuelle heiße Scheiben zu entdecken ,
AHNENGRAB – “ SCHATTENSEITEN"
CRUDA SORTE – „EWIGKEITEN IM SCHIMMEL“
AHNENKULT – „ ALS DAS LICHT VERGING“
Der Berliner Dezember wird finster! Zumindest am Wochenende des 15. und 16.12.2018. Denn dort findet zum vierten Mal das DE MORTEM ET DIABOLUM statt. Inzwischen wurde das komplette Billing bekannt gegeben und durch NECROS CHRISTOS und dem portugiesischen Geheimtipp GAEREA vervollständigt. Zudem beweist das Festival erneut ein feines Gespür für hochwertige und nicht in aller Regelmäßigkeit auf Festival-Bühnen anzutreffende Acts. Neben den bereits genannten werden unter anderem DARKENED NOCTURN SLAUGHTERCULT, SVARTIDAUDI, MYSPHMIRMING und BLAZE OF PERDITION auf der Bühne des Columbia Theaters stehen.
Tickets sind nach wie vor im Vorverkauf erhältlich:
Hard-Tickets:  https://www.folter666shop.de/de/Tickets/Hardticket/de-mortem-et-diabolum-vol-iv-eticket-fuer-68-00-4043.html
E-Tickets:  https://www.folter666shop.de/de/Tickets/eTicket/de-mortem-et-diabolum-vol-iv-eticket-fuer-68-00.html
Auch für Anreisende aus anderen Städten oder Ländern ist gesorgt. Noch gibt es limitierte Combi-Tickets, die beim Kauf einen Schlafplatz mit inbegriffen haben. Die verschiedenen Varianten gibt es hier:
Anbei noch der komplette Flyer sowie das vollständige Billing: https://www.folter666shop.de/de/Tickets/eTicket/dmed-tickets-2018-uen-im-metropol-hostel.html
DEDPOOL werden am 26.10.2018 endlich ihr Debütalbum „LIFECIRCLE“ via Boersma Records veröffentlichen. Bereits jetzt haben die Groove-Metaller ein Video zum Song „Stranger Self“ rausgehauen. Checkt den Clip unbedingt hier:  https://youtu.be/sWR6BmUBIEc
Das Debütalbum der fünfköpfigen Band aus Hilfarth begleitet den Hörer, wie das richtige Leben, von der Geburt bis in das Grab. Auf den zehn Songs, die sich über eine gute Dreiviertelstunde verteilen, bekommt der Hörer 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. Deswegen stand bereits vor den Aufnahmen fest, welches Equipment zum Einsatz kommt. Die Produktion von Achim Kaiser in den NRG Recording Studios, sowie das Mixing von Jacob Bredahl (Ex-Hatesphere) und das Mastering von Audio Siege aus Portland, Oregon setzte diesen Sound gekonnt um.
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
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Viele Grüße,   Jan & Metal Promotions    www.metal-promotions.de
CHTHONIC veröffentlichen das Musikvideo zu "Millennias Faith Undone" dem Titeltrack ihres neuen Albums "BATTLEFIELDS OF ASURA" (VÖ am 12. Oktober).
Hier könnt ihr das Video sehen:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wil6croV6DU
Der digitale Vorverkauf beginnt heute, hier könnt ihr die Platte vorbestellen:
Englische Version - iTunes - https://itunes.apple.com/de/album/battlefields-of-asura-english-version/1426308333
Taiwanesische Version - iTunes -
https://itunes.apple.com/de/album/battlefields-of-asura-taiwanese-version/1423737682
Fünf Jahre nach der Veröffentlichung ihres letzten Albums haben CHTHONIC letzten Monat die Veröffentlichung ihres neuen Albums "Battlefields of Asura" angekündigt.
Das Video zu "Millennia's Faith Undone" zeigt die bekannte Hongkonger Sängerin Denise Ho, deren Auftritt in einem mysteriösen schwarzen Umhang und ihrer tiefen kraftvollen Stimme ebenfalls eine augenfällige Überraschung ist.
Doris, die Sprecherin von CHTHONIC, erklärt, dass "Millennia's Faith Undone" von der Ära des radikalen Wandels in der Geschichte Taiwans zwischen den 30er und 50er Jahren inspiriert wurde, sowie als Fortsetzung ihren Album-Stories fungiert.
Birdy, der Regisseur des Musikvideos, nahm die Geschichten der vorherigen Musikvideos von "Defenders of Bú-Tik Palace" (akustische Ver.) und "Kaoru" (akustische Ver.) wieder auf.
Mit einer Out-Of-Body-Erfahrung sieht die Hauptfigur das Leben der Opfer des Weißen Terrors, die von den Diktatioren ermordert wurden und schließlich selbst erschossen wird; alles was übrig blieb, ist sein letzter Wille und Testament in der Masse der historischen Dokumente überwältigt.
Birdy rekrutierte die Crew und die Hauptdarstellerin und Schauspielerin, Finn (
黃士勛) und Chia-Yu Chang ( ), vor vier Jahren für die "Defenders of Bú-Tik Palace" (akustische Ver.) und "Kaoru" (akustische Ver.).
Unterdessen kündigte auf Doris Ho's Fanpage auch die Veröffentlichung des Musikvideos von The Aeon's Version von "Millennias Faith Undone" für Ende des Monats an; Die Geschichte wird aus der Perspektive der weiblichen Hauptrolle erzählt.
Obwohl Birdys Interpretation und Idee vielleicht nicht genau mit CHTHONICs Erzählung auf dem Album übereinstimmen, empfindet Doris den Prozess der Neuinterpretation eines Stücks von verschiedenen Künstlern als eine lohnende Überraschung.
http://chthonic.tw
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Sei gegrüßt, der VVK für das IN FLAMMEN OPEN AIR 2019  läuft nun etwas über eine Woche. EARLY BIRD Tickets für 49,90Euro (inkl. Versand/Gebühren!) oder 59,90Euro inkl. Limited Special Shirt - nur im VVK erhältlich ist!
Der Devil versucht sich 2019 als Gärtner. Trieft Blut, krümelt Blumenerde und grinst Dich beim Öffnen des Briefkastens bitterböse eine Sonnenblume an?  Dann ist alles bestens und Deine Bestellung ist angekommen!    Klar wird auch 2019 quer durch den Gemüsegarten der Extreme aufgefahren!
IN FLAMMEN Open Air 2019 11.-13.07.2019 Torgau / Entenfang
bestätigt sind:
UNLEASHED (SWE)
HAMFERD (FRO)
LIK (SWE)
..... and many more!
 METAL IN FREIHEIT - unser Weg.
 36 Bands werden folgen.
Seid gespannt und schnappt euch die Tickets für aktuell 45Euro netto.  nur unter: www.in-flammen.com
Ab dem 02.11. wird es teurer!
Am kommenden Wochenende geht der erste große Schwung auf Reisen.
Evtl. ist ja auch schon Deine Bestellung dabei.
 Bei Bandwünschen, Anregungen etc. Immer her damit.
Ich wünsche noch einen schönen Abend. besten Gruß und vielen Dank! Thomas
Deutschland´s hellish Gartenparty
Auf Facebook kannst Du hier der Veranstaltung folgen:  https://www.facebook.com/events/744211232637238/
Das Essener Plattenlabel Boersma-Records veröffentlicht in Zusammenarbeit mit den Administratoren der etablierten Facebookgruppe "100% DEUTSCHROCK" den ersten KOSTENLOSEN CD-SAMPLER "100% DEUTSCHROCK VOLUME I" am 09.11.2018.
Ziel der Veröffentlichung ist es, den vertretenen 19 Bands eine gute Möglichkeit zu bieten, ihre Musik einem interessierten Publikum vorzustellen.
Der kostenlose Sampler hat eine Auflage von 3000 Exemplaren und kann über die teilnehmenden Bands sowie bei der Facebookgruppe 100% Deutschrock oder Boersma-Records bezogen werden.
Trackliste 100% Deutschrock Volume I
01 WIR GEGEN UNS - ES IST SO WIE ES IST
02 ANTIDEPRESSIVA - WER DU BIST
03 SILBERGERÄT - SCHEINHEILIGENSCHEIN
04 110 PROZENT - DRAUFGÄNGER
05 TAKTLOS - LASS LOS
06 HÖRSTURZ MOERS - ES GEHT VORAN
07 ANTHONY SCOTT - SAG JA!
08 IM FREIEN FALL - WELT KNIET NIEDER
09 D!REKT - HASS ODER LIEBE
10 BRANDGEFÄHRLICH - ALTE KLAGEN NEUE LIEDER
11 D.O.F - SANDBURG
12 EINHEIT 13 - WOHIN
13 KATASTROPHEN KOMMANDO - BIS ZUM ENDE VOM LIED
14 KERNKRAFT - DU HAST DIE KRAFT
15 DAUERFEUER - UNSERE DROGE
16 AUßENSAITER - ALS WIR NOCH KINDER WAREN
17 MENSCHENKIND - LAUF LOS!
18 HIMMELSTÜRMER - VERPISS DICH
BONUS-Track:
19 STÖRTE.PRIESTER GEHEILT DURCH DEUTSCHROCK 
Falls ihr den Sampler vorstellen wollt, könnt ihr euch gerne bei mir melden.
Weitere Infos: https://boersma---records.chayns.net/
Viele Grüße,  Jan & Metal Promotions  www.metal-promotions.de
Die Aschaffenburger Female-fronted Rock/Metal-Band ENEMY INSIDE veröffentlichen heute ihre zweite Single "Oblivion" und veröffentlichen hierzu ein Lyric-Video.
Das Video stammt von Jim Evgenidis von Icon Filmworx Studios.
"Oblivion" stammt vom Debüt-Album "PHOENIX", das am 28. September auf ROAR! Rock Of Angels Records veröffentlicht wird.
Hier geht’s zum Clip:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V_7ICHDClSY
Sängerin Nastassja Giulia kommentiert: “And as the air escapes my lungs, we’re hiding in oblivion..”  In diesem Lied geht es um Vergänglichkeit und die Sehnsucht nach Frieden und Ruhe. Es geht darum, in den letzten Phasen des Lebens zu sein und jemanden an deiner Seite zu haben, wenn das Ende naht. .“Take me in your loving arms, as life fades away..”
Autumn season is at our doorstep and it's time for the third update of my freaky-deaky FANZINE DISTRO LIST including another dirty bunch of new fanzine titles such as Zombi Danz, Iron Hammer, Violent Abstractions, Chronicles, Posthuman, Fatal Underground or the incredible Blasphemous book! And once again I managed to pick up a small bunch of second hand zine titles like Refraktor, Heartattack, Inside Front, Profane Existence or Gerilya!
You may want to check the music section too and get yourself a copy of the new Necro Schizma - Erupted Evil 2CD compilation made by Iron Tyrant Records, the Bestial Summoning and Denial Of God CD rereleases from Bloody Productions, Griberriket's new "Sluket" vinyl album on fiery orange vinyl or the small selection of highly disturbing NOISE tapes of bands like Glaukom Synod and others.
And thanks to Jon of Mors Omnibvs I received another bunch of new pins and patches with Nuclearhammer, Vatra I Sumpor, Reek Of The Unzen Gas Fumes and Vassafor motives - check out the details at the end of the list!
Download the new distro list right here:
   http://www.mediafire.com/file/mr6pcdvcw71h9bg/Distrolist_0318.pdf/file
SCHATTENMANN PUBLICATIONS
DO NOT FORGET to check out my new publications like the wonderful Vatra I Sumpor Fineprint Portfolio, issue 6 of Tough Riffs, issue no. 16 of Aquelarre Zine, the official reprints of Deadhead #4 & 5 or Headsplit Magazine #11 (distributors: ask for wholesales).
More detailed information, pictures and prices on every publication can be found by using the links on the bottom
Click for more details:   https://schattenmanns.wordpress.com/2018/04/14/new-vatra-i-sumpor-fineprint-portfolio/
Click for more details:   https://schattenmanns.wordpress.com/2018/06/05/new-deadhead-magazine-4-5/
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You can of course view the entire distro list online too by using the "DISTRO" button at the navigation bar on top of my blog (updated on a regular basis).
Upcoming publications:   TOUGH RIFFS #7ON PAROLE #1
ASHES OF ARES kehren mit dem lang erwarteten Nachfolger ihres selbstbetitelten Debütalbums zurück.  "WELL OF SOULS" präsentiert eine erhöhte Intensität und einen breiteren Sound, der auf dem Fundament des ersten Albums aufbaut und die Songwriting-Partnerschaft von Matt Barlow und Freddie Vidales weiter festigt.
Van Williams, ehemaliges Ashes Of Ares-Mitglied und enger Freund, steuert die hämmernden Drum-Beats bei, während Jonah Weingarten von Anfang an mit einem mitreißenden Intro auf das Album Stimmung macht.
"Consuming The Mana" trifft dich mit einer Geschichte der alten hawaiianischen Kriegerkultur direkt ins Gesicht. "The Alien" folgt mit einem technischen Mix aus Harmonien und Riffs und erzählt die Geschichte des Auftauchens des mächtigsten Champions der Menschheit. "Unworthy" verdunkelt die Stimmung und stellt den perfekten Hintergrund dar, wenn jemand gegen seine inneren Dämonen vor der Entfesselung der Welt kämpft. "Soul Searcher" mit seinem eindringlichen akustischen Klang vermittelt den Verlust des verratenen Geschichtenerzählers. "Sun Dragon" nimmt das Tempo auf, während es den Weg eines erdzerstörenden Phänomens erzählt. "Transcending" wird zu einem kraftvollen, hämmernden Angriff, der den unerbittlichen Kampf veranschaulicht, den viele ertragen müssen. "Let All Despair", "In The Darkness" und "Spirit Of Man" sind eine Trilogie, in der der "Well of Souls" die Macht hat, die Erde vom Sterben abzuhalten. Die drei Songs bauen langsam zu einer treibenden, pumpenden Hymne auf und gehen dann zu einem melancholischen Ende über, wo das Überleben der Erde noch in Frage steht. "Time Traveller" ist eine geradlinige Power-Metal-Science-Fiction-Reise durch zukünftige Generationen. "The God of War" ist der schwere Abschluss, der seinem Namen gerecht wird.
Der Bonustrack "You Know My Name" ist eine Hommage an den verstorbenen Chris Cornell. Als große Fans der James-Bond-Filmreihe und Mr. Cornell, waren sowohl Matt als auch Freddie der Meinung, dass ihr liebstes Titellied aus "Casino Royale" perfekt zu diesem Tribut passt.
ASHES OF ARES sind:
Matt Barlow - Vocals
Freddie Vidales - Guitars, Bass
Mehr über ASHES OF ARES:
Second full length album from Heavy Metal legendary duo ASHES OF ARES.
"Well Of Souls" is released by ROAR! Rock Of Angels Records (Monument, Enemy Inside, Outloud, Steel Prophet, Mean Streak, Panorama, Volster, Felskinn, Eternal Flame etc.), available on Digipack CD, 2LP Black Vinyl, 2LP Turquoise/Black Splatter Vinyl (Limited to 500 Copies Worldwide), digital streaming & download.
All songs recorded June/July 2018 and Mixed/ Mastered August 2018 at The Terrarium, Minneapolis, MN
All music and lyrics by Ashes of Ares except "You Know My Name" by Chris Cornell and David Arnold, Copyright 2006 Interscope Records.
Recorded and Mixed by Rob Oesterlin, Mastered by Jacques Wait, Produced by Ashes of Ares and Rob Oesterlin
Artwork by Kamil Pietruczynik
Guest Appearances by: Van Williams (Ghost Ship Octavius, ex-Nevermore): Drums, Jonah Weingarten (We Are Sentinels, Pyramaze, Teramaze): Keyboard intro composition.
Tracklist "Well Of Souls":
1. Consuming The Mana
2. The Alien
3. Unworthy
4. Soul Searcher
5. Sun Dragon
6. Transcending
7. Let All Despair
8. In The Darkness
9. Spirit Of Man
10. Time Traveler
11. The God Of War
12. You Know My Name (Bonus Track)
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LONG DISTANCE CALLING haben ein stimmungsvolles Video zum “Boundless” Track “Like A River” veröffentlicht.
Die Band dazu: “Wir haben ein stimmungsvolles Video zu “Like A River” gedreht, verfolgt in dem Clip die Reise des Wassers. Als wir den Song geschrieben haben, hatten wir dieses Soundtrack-Feeling und Musik und Bilder passen perfekt zueinander.”
“LIKE A RIVER” VIDEO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cJ091jd
DEVILLE, die eine spannende Stoner-Metal Mischung präsentieren, haben ein neues Video zu Lightbringer veröffentlicht. Der Song stammt vom am 26.10. erscheinenden Album 'PIGS WITH GODS'.
Schaut euch den Clip hier an:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EraJmZVdOoM
Brazilian death/progressive metallers QUINTESSENTE have published a brand new video for the track "Delirium", which was taken off from the band's latest album, "SONGS FROM CELESTIAL SPHERES".
You can watch it at this location:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qXoCFOFfbtA&feature=share
With an history that goes all the way back to 1994, Quintessente have only released their debut full-length over the course of 2017. Entitled “Songs From Celestial Spheres”, this long-awaited album brings together ten tracks comprising the most varied styles within the metal genre, offering heavy and atmospheric moments influenced by doom, gothic, death, heavy metal and progressive rock.
The tracks on “Songs From Celestial Spheres” are like the stars in the universe - each one with its different chemical structure, age, mass, luminosity and magnitude. The lyrical theme is based on existentialism and the reflection on the forces that rule the human nature.
www.quintessente.com
https://www.facebook.com/quintessente/
Canadian death/black metal military-inspired band VISIONS OF THE NIGHT have made a video with them driving around the streets of Tokyo, Japan, dressed up like Super Mario Characters in go carts. The footage, which can be seen below, was recorded during the band's latest tour in Asia. A death metal  version of the Mario theme songs plays in the background complete with blast beats with some shenanigans occuring along the way.Watch the video:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZwjfWOfQHTI&feature=youtu.be
One of the fathers of death metal, Master, are here with their brand new full length album. They've been going from strength to strength and this promises to be their best album in decades. Listen to their new track from the upcoming full length on Transcending Obscurity Records on  Bandcamp or  YouTube.
MASTER (CZECH REPUBLIC) - 'VINDICTIVE MISCREANT'
Genre - Death Metal
Release Date - November 28th, 2018
Record Label - Transcending Obscurity Records (India)
Bands that sound similar to Master - early Death, early Sepultura, Death Strike, Nihilist, Skitsystem, Obituary, Celtic Frost, Massacre 
Death metal legends Master unleash their much awaited full length album this year titled 'Vindictive Miscreant'. It's the perfect encapsulation of their trademark gritty sound backed with experience and skills. Few bands were able to continue on the path they carved in, and over three and a half decades later, Master still do it with remarkable aplomb. They've set standards for bands, old and new, to follow. There's nothing here that doesn't reek of pure integrity, passion for the art form and flawless execution in delivering what they've set out to achieve. They've been doing it for decades and they're only honing their craft. This time they're hungry. 'Vindictive Miscreant' is among Master's strongest albums and it will blow you away with its vitriolic intensity, riffing prowess and memorability. It makes death metal relevant again.
Band lineup -
Paul Speckmann - Vocals, Bass
Zdenek Pradlovsky - Drums
Aleš Nejezchleba - Guitars and solos
Artwork - Mark Cooper (US)
Layout and design - Francesco Gemelli (Italy)
Track listing -
1. Vindictive Miscreant 
2. Actions Speak Louder Than Words 
3. Replaced 
4. The Inner Strength Of The Demon 
5. The Book 
6. Engulfed In Paranoia 
7. The Impossible Of Dreams
8. Stand Up And Be Counted
Official Bandcamp
Transcending Obscurity Official Site
Transcending Obscurity Records Facebook
Official Master Facebook
Official Transcending Obscurity YouTube Channel
Thank you very much! Kunal Choksi  Label owner   Transcending Obscurity Records 
THE MOOR – “ JUPITER’S IMMIGRANTS”
For fans of: Opeth, Mastodon, Dark Tranquillity, In Flames, Metallica and Faith No More
Hailing from from Venice (IT), The Moor were formed in the summer of 2009 by vocalist/guitarist Enrico Longhin and guitarist Davide Carraro (both ex-members of Bleed In Vain).
The band recorded their first EP during spring/summer 2010, mixing and mastering sessions took place at Studio Fredman (Sweden) with acclaimed producers Fredrik Nordström and Henrik Udd (In Flames, Dream Evil, Opeth, Dimmu Borgir).
Since their inception, The Moor has consistently incorporated sounds from prog rock, metal, death metal (for the guitars parts), seventies and alternative influences into their compositions making for a very compelling end product; yet all the time with a metal outlook.
Finnish label Lion Music released the first album ‘Year Of The Hunger’ in winter 2012/2013, recordings took place at Flameout Studio (Italy) while the mastering session this time took place at Fascination Street Studio with producer Jens Bögren (Devin Townsend, Amon Amarth, Katatonia…).
The band played several concerts and appeared on many festivals across the Europe. In the year 2014 Björn Strid from world acclaimed metal act Soilwork, appears in their single ‘The Castaway’.
After a sabbatical, in winter 2017 the band releases the new single with a brand new  videoclip; the song is ‘Lead The Difference’, and it’s the first track extracted from the upcoming album.
The new album ‘Jupiter’s Immigrants’ features very special guest and endorsements from artists like Mikael Stanne (Dark Tranquillity) and Niklas Isfeldt (Dream Evil), while the band renewed the collaboration with the producer Fredrik Nordström for the mixing and mastering sessions.
Vocalist/guitarist Enrico Longhin comments on the new album:
"Jupiter’s Immigrants" came after a sabbatical period for the band, it is a completely new journey for the whole band. Thealbum was mainly composed in just two months, I trashed all the rough ideas I had before that, then focused in what was resonating inside me in that period of my life. After all the songs and riffs were written, Andrea Livieri joined the band as new guitarist and among all the good feelings we always had, his contribution was really strong; almost every song in the album was rearranged and brought up to a next level."
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INFERNÖ Records presents debut release of Brazilian Hard Rock band AMBITION, which will be a 7" single called "BURNING LOVE".
This vinyl will be out on October 30th 2018! Limited to 300 copies (100 red wax/200 black wax)
Genre: Hard Rock
Country: Brazil
Members:
Mr Mass - Guitars & Vocals
Marcel Little Bat - Guitars
Gus F. - Bass
Oconnor Peart – Drums
Biography:
Hailing from a cold and freezing city in South America, AMBITION is here to reinforce that brazilian underground scene is not only about extreme metal (speed, thrash, death, black, etc)... Yes !!! The nostalgic "denim and leather" spirit of the late 70´s & early 80´s also lives somewhere deep in the land of samba and football !!!
Highly influenced by the classic old vintage sound of Krokus, AC/DC, Nazareth, The Rods, Saxon, Budgie, Picture, Riot, Chariot, Mama´s Boys, Battleaxe, etc... AMBITION is an excellent find/option for all those who are looking for new bands playing some raw, rough and "in your face" hard and heavy rock´n´roll/heavy metal with steady riffs and powerful choruses.
INFERNO Records are super exicted to unleash their debut release which will be a 7" single called "Burning Love" to be out on October 30th 2018 !
Limited to 300 copies (100 red wax/200 black wax) .. FEEL the AMBITION.. FEEL it BURNING !
https://www.facebook.com/ambitionheavyrock
www.inferno-records.net
Press inquiries:  https://www.facebook.com/ZineaholicPr
NIHILISTIC HOLOCAUST is an underground metal webzine located in France .The styles generally evolve around old school metal, while the basis genre is old school Death. The site is rather focused on small, unknown bands (The “underground”), and is filled with reviews and interviews.
Here are the last updates:
Interview:
-MAZE OF SOTHOTH: Obscure and brutal death metal from Italy.
 Reviews:
-CHAINBREAKER (Can) Review
-CRYPTIC REALMS (International) Review
-WOMBAT SIMOGATO HAPSIK (Hungary) Review
-ENVENOMED (Chile) Review
-INFERNAL DAMNATION (Usa) Review
-MATTERHORN (Swi) Review
-SAMOT (Chile) Review
-COGNIZANT (Usa) Review
-FUNERAL LEECH (Usa) Review
-MORTAL WHISPER (Chile) Review
-OLDSKULL (Thailand) Review
-OFFENSE (Estonia) #3. Fanzine review
Click here: http://nihilistic-webzine-distro.fr
I also run a Youtube channel were you can find spoken reviews and music:   https://www.youtube.com/user/gabalgabow
Current address for promos: If you dare to send anything, send OLD SCHOOL METAL, and especially genres close to old school death (90’s Death metal, old thrash, old brutal death, death doom). Concerning other genres, I’m not an expert and can have a hard time to review it…
It is also always easier to reviews EPs or Demos than albums (Yes, it’s shorter…), so don’t send a pack with 4 full-lenghts... I’m also not the easiest guy to satisfy… If you have doubts about anything, look at my site before sending: http://nihilistic-webzine-distro.fr
Hi! After years in the making IRON TYRANT RECORDS is proud to finally present you the early MORTUARY DRAPE demos in their definitive version. “NECROMANCY” and “DOOM RETURN”  were recorded back in 1987 and 1989 respectively, and are here joined by a rare live show performed in 1990.
Featuring restored sound and perfectly fitting artwork (courtesy of Misanthropic Art), this edition also includes a very long interview with Wildness Perversion himself and unreleased photos.
Formed in 1986 in Alessandria, Italy, MORTUARY DRAPE is one of the few survivors of the first era of Black Metal. The band are still going strong and their live shows always manage to leave the crowd very much satisfied throughout all continents.
So far MORTUARY DRAPE have extensively toured North and South America as well as Europe and are still a favourite by Festival promoters and attendees worldwide.
The release of NECROMANTIC DOOM RETURNS coincides with the band infecting North American soil with their blood drenched DRAPE once again for a long tour.
DEATHCALL – “"ETERNAL DARKNESS"
Here's the debut album from New Zealand band .
Lineup:
Dean - guitar and vocals 
John - guitar 
Euan - bass
Shane - drums 
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.
https://www.facebook.com/DeathCallMetal/
This is definitely one of our most eagerly awaited releases and it’s coming out at the best time of the year for us, just following ones by Master and Heads For The Dead. If you like death metal drenched in darkness and lots of eerie old school atmosphere, keep an eye out for this one.  Listen to one of their exclusive songs HERE
Transcending Obscurity label owner Kunal Choksi states, “I’ve been waiting for this release for a long time and finally things are completely ready. The timing is just perfect, as it follows the release of Jonny’s band Heads For The Dead and also the mighty Master. It’s also the first time we’ll be working with the legend Kam Lee, so we’re all very excited about it. Above all though, the music is exceptional and both Jonny and Kam have outdone themselves here – it’s dark death metal with elements of black and atmospheric doom. Needless to say, it’s one of the most awaited releases this year for us.”
NATTRAVNEN‘s vocalist Kam Lee comments, “I am very excited for this album. First off it was during the making of The Grotesquery‘s 4th full length album, when Rogga Johansson told me about Jonny, and that he was looking for a vocalist to put lyrics and vocals to some music that he had. Rogga already knew by working with me previously on the three albums for The Grotesquery my ability to be able to put concept albums together with a storyline. And that this was something that possibly Johnny was looking to do with the music he had. Also I knew Jonny’s work from other bands like Wombbath, Ashcloud, Just Before Dawn & Henry Kane, so when I found out that I had a chance and opportunity to work with this great musician I jumped on it. Once I heard the music I knew exactly the tone that this album needed to take and it was perfect with the theme I was working on. As well it was like synchronicity… as if the universe wanted something to happen because I just so happen to be working on my own gothic horror fairy tale at the time and was leaning towards doing something with Scandinavian mythology. Johnny and I got to talking and he told me about this legend that his grandmother used to tell him as a child about the Night Raven. As soon as he told me the name of this mythical creature everything just fell into place. And that’s how everything came to be. The name of the band, the entire concept story, the mythology, everything all based on the Nattravnen.”
Nattravnen‘s music composer Jonny Pettersson adds, “This album have been in the making for a long time. I started working on these songs many years ago, but never felt that I could give them the vocal justice they needed. Rogga Johansson (Paganizer, Down Among the Dead Men and many more) introduced me to Kam who accepted the task of vocal mastery. It’s been an honour to complete the album with Kam, and with once again mighty Transcending Obscurity backing us up, and with label boss Kunal’s pure dedication, I’m positive this is one for the books.” Line up: 
Kam Lee - Vocals and lyrics (ex-Death, ex-Massacre, The Grotesquery)
Jonny Pettersson - All instruments (Heads For The Dead, Wombbath, Henry Kane)
Artwork by Juanjo Castellano (Carnation, Revel In Flesh)
Logo by Kunal Choksi
Track list
1. The Night Of The Raven
2. Suicidium, The Seductress Of Death
3. Corvus Corax Crown 
4. Upon The Sound Of Her Wings
5. Return To Nevermore 
6. From The Haunted Sea
7. The Anger Of Despair When Coping With Your Death 
8. Kingdom Of The Nattravnen 
9. Kult Av Ravnen
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Thank you very much!  Kunal Choksi  Label owner  Transcending Obscurity Records 
"ECOS DA SELVA URBANA" (portuguese for "echoes from the urban jungle") is RASGO's debut album, a band that features very well-known musicians from the portuguese metal/hardcore scene on their ranks, therefore known as a supergroup on their country.
Record label: Rastilho
Genre: thrash metal / crossover
This debut - which comes after a couple of meteoric live performances supporting Slayer or their show at VOA Fest - was written between 2013 and 2017, in a long and pressure-free creative process, resulting on a mature and dense thrash/crossover record, telling us that Rasgo have a very well-defined identity and which you can get to know by listening to these 10 tracks loaded with energy and a very sharp lyric content written in the language of Camoes.
https://www.facebook.com/rasgorock
Romanian Death Metal apostles SADDAYAH just released their debut album, APOPHENY OF LIFE, 8 tracks of fresh, melodic and technical Death Metal with progressive and blackened influences, recorded, mixed and mastered at the I.V. Metal Foundry studio. Well known Romanian artist Costin Chioreanu took care of the visual part of this CD signing the cover artwork.
Stream and order Apopheny of Life here:
- digital:
 https://loudragemusic.bandcamp.com/album/saddayah-apopheny-of-life
- physical:
 http://shop.loudragemusic.com/saddayah-apopheny-of-life
https://www.facebook.com/SaddayahBand/
Loud Rage Music   www.loudragemusic.com   loudragemusic.bandcamp.com
SKÁLD is a unique project in music inspired by Nordic mythology. Developed over time by a group of enthusiasts, the project originated when producer-composer Christophe Voisin-Boisvinet encountered a trio of talented singers whose voices had atypical timbres. Together they decided to breathe new life into the poetry of the ancient skalds, whose ancient language – Old Norse – told stories of the Vikings and their gods.     
In the early Middle Ages, the skalds of Scandinavian society were storytellers, poets and musicians. In the same way as the bards of the Celts, they sang the praises of their bloodlines, narrating the epic feats of heroes or the exploits of their Gods in times when the oral tradition was sovereign.
Blending chanted narratives with rhythmical song — in a combination carried by music that often led to a state of trance — the skalds captivated their listeners with the power of the images they evoked. Skaldic poetry is extremely strong, with a rich vocabulary and often complex verses that confer a mysterious aura on the meaning, conferring the status of an initiate on the author of such works. It can also be noted that this narrative role was not reserved for men alone, as the names of several female skalds are known to us.
Alas, very little information exists as to the origins and function of these skalds. Were they heirs to the shamans, part-sorcerer and part-magician? Did they play a ritualistic or cultural role? Today, nobody can be certain.  Thanks to some unique documents, however — like the wonderfully poetic Edda, an anthology of poems we owe to the Icelander Snorri Sturluson — part of the Skaldic legacy has come down to us over the centuries.
It is that legacy which the ambitious music project SKÁLD brings to life again today by immersing the listener in a rich, evocative soundscape created using a broad palette of instruments chosen specially for the occasion. Tribal percussion, with shamanic drums of varying sizes, are used to evoke martial strength and victory. Other smaller percussion — like bones taken from animals, or deer antlers — has particularly pagan inspiration, while the musicality of stringed instruments like the lyre, the talharpa, the citole played with a bow, the jouhikko, and the nyckelharpa or keyed harp, reveals the wealth of Scandinavia's culture. As for the omnipresent song, it carries all these aspects within it at the same time.
And SKÁLD is above all a vocal project, carried by three singers who are specialists in the song techniques of the skalds, singing that has come down to us by means of the rare surviving accounts of the period. Making use of the full power of their voices and extraordinary tessituras, their songs, whether guttural or lyrical — yet always profound and organic — give birth to a multitude of strong, evocative images.
The group's repertoire takes its inspiration particularly from La Völuspá and Gylfaginning, both of which are contained in the poetic Edda. These texts, which Christophe Voisin-Boisvinet brought together especially for this project, before adapting them and setting them to music, deal with Scandinavian cosmogony as well as mythological episodes featuring the gods of Ásgard. The singers of the SKÁLD ensemble also bring the runic alphabet back to life, throwing light on the symbolic places of the Vikings' universe such as Valhalla or the nine kingdoms of Yggdrasill, and painting portraits of titanic confrontations between Ases and giants. 
Justine Galmiche, Pierrick Valence and Mattjö Haussy all come from different worlds in music, although all share a mastery of vocal technique and perfect knowledge of Scandinavian cultures. Whether through an instrument or a language of ancient times, or for having been part of historical reconstitutions of the Viking era, each of the above has for years been demonstrating that this universe, far from being a simple fashion, is on the contrary a way of life to be practised daily.
All of this sends the listener back a thousand years, to raids led by Vikings and times when savagery rivalled with subtlety.
Thanks to SKÁLD, you will board the famous langskips that accompanied explorers of the impossible on voyages to discover unknown lands; you will engage in awesome battles that ring with the clash of axes and swords as they strike the shields of warriors; you will dance in the midst of the Völur, the priestesses who foretell the future — and then, in a state of trance, you will cross the Bifröst on the back of Odin's horse as a guest invited to the banquets of Nordic gods.
SKÁLD — no ordinary music project — will plunge you into a distant tale, one that takes its source in a primeval age when the kings from the seas of the North caused empires to tremble...
TRACKLIST :
1. Enn átti Loki fleiri börn (01:23)
2. Rún (02:40)
3. Valfreyjudrápa (03:06)
4. Níu (03:05)
5. Flúga (02:32)
6. Gleipnir (04:07)
7. Krákumál (03:20)
8. Ó Valhalla (03:35)
9. Ec man iötna (01:59)
10. Yggdrasill (03:34)
11. Ódinn (03:08)
12. Ginnunga (04:08)
13. Jóga (03:34)
The pre-order of the CD Collector Pack limited to 500 copies containing the SKÁLD « Le Chant des Vikings » (including lyrics and translations in French), the band T-shirt in size L, the necklace of the SKÁLD bindrune as well a tattoos board designed by singer Justine Galmiche (aka Naraka) is now available: https://SKALD.lnk.to/AlbumPR
« Le Chant des Vikings » will be released in three versions: CD Collector Pack, Vinyl and limited edition 32 pages CD-book containing the lyrics and their translations in French.
You can listen the three first titles here : https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJXZPJyEbHDLSSeRn7ynQ-w
AGREGATOR- “ SEMMIBŐL, A SEMMIN ÁT”
Label: GarageLive Records – Budapest, Hungary
Genre: melodic death metal
Lineup:
Miklós Csóra – guitars
Rajmund Katona – guitars
László Loderer – bass/vocals
Tamás Mikus – vocals
Attila Racs – drums
Tracklist:
Vérnász
Hol a senki jár
Az égő bokrok kertje
Az egésztől innen, mindenen túl
Mivégre?
A Styx folyó hídján
Nem hiszem
A semmin át
Zaj
Mixed & mastered by Leander Köteles (Leander kills)
Sound:
Guitars: Miklós Czifra (Leander Kills, Balkan Fanatik)
Vocals: Mátyás Botlik (Grenma Studio)
Artwork:
Front cover: Niklas Sundin (Dark Tranquillity)
Band photo: Zoltán Dévai
Design: János Posta
Song “Az egésztől innen, mindenen túl” is featuring artists:
Zsolt Széles (Christian Epidemic)
Laura Binder, András Ficzek (Dalriada)
Tadeusz Rieckmann (Tyr, ex-Dalriada)
Gábor Dudás (Reason)
István Cseh (CasketGarden)
Martina Horváth (Nulah)
Péter Sallai (Bornholm)
Zoltán Csiki (Selfish Murphy)
the Sinner Choir - made of a hundred friends (fans, artists, organizers, journalists and so on)
"We are really glad that „Semmiből – a semmin át” album is completed now, a lot of things had happened to us since 2009, the release of our previous CD and all those expereinces and feelings have been cast and hammered into these songs. This album is somewhat the monument for the 20 years of existence of the band, and we have invited our fans, friends from the underground scene to participate in „Az egésztől innen – mindenen túl” song. A hundred friends, recorded studio-like one-by-one, it has given a badass experience for the guys with these mic and earphone stuff to whisper, shout, sing or growl the chorus of this new song – so it was really about going together on this path. Well, our lyrics are in Hungarian, not a well-known language, but the feeling is somewhat universal – it worths to try. There was this guy, a local metalhead said to me in Graz, Austria after our show in Explosive – „Hey – I do not know what you sing about, I do not have a fucking clue. But you know what? I have quit smoking about a year ago and after your show, well… I had to smoke and drink again as it was that badass I just can’t get rid of the feeling.” So I strongly suggest to give our songs a try, open some strong stuff and remember that there are things you just can’t get from the Light! "
www.agregatorband.com
www.facebook.com/agregatorband
www.youtube.com/c/AgregatorHU
https://agregator.bandcamp.com/album/semmib-l-a-semmin-t
Hell there, as some of you already know i'm moving from Portugal to London on friday the 14th of September. The METAL HORDE ZINE will not stop with this change but of course it will need a time for adjustment. So i'm finishing issue 24 and hope to have it ready by October/November of this year.
If any packages are on its way to Portugal don't worry because that address is my mom's house so she will keep them for me and i will collect them as soon as i return on holidays or some weekend to my country.
After the 14th Metal Horde's new address will be:
Nuno Alexandre Oliveira
Flat 10, 139 York Way.
N7 9LG, London
United Kiingdom
Wish us luck and hope to stay in touch with all of you. If you ever come to London for holidays or gigs just let us know and we can meet for a drink.
Cheers, Nuno Oliveira Metal Horde Zine
PROPHETS OF THE APOCALYPSE -  “WAR METAL”
Release Label: (Unsigned) PeteSerroMusic BMI
Genre: Thrash Metal
Prophets Of The Apocalypse deliver an onslaught of pure Thrash Metal destruction with the release of their "War Metal" album.
Veteran Pete Serro fronts their attack on vocals and with his guitar fury. Tales of epic bloody battles, as well as conflicts of the mind, are spun on this conceptual album journey. Thunderous bass and unrelenting war drums will overrun your lands, while raw, yet deliberate guitar riffing and solos ravage your defense. The vehement vocal approach of Pete Serro (ex-Strychnine, ex-Northwinds) blurs the borders between Thrash and blackened death metal, especially on the anthem, "Storm The Gates" as the Prophets breach your walls and encroach on your kingdom.
Fans of bands such as Kreator, Coroner, Testament, Nervosa, Slayer, Possessed, Sodom, Arch Enemy, and Destruction will surely headbang fiercely, and join forces with Prophets Of The Apocalypse!
Tracklist:
1. A Prelude To War
2. Battle Eyes
3. Storm The Gates
4. Bleed To Death
5. Breathe
6. Step Into our Mind
7. Exit Eternity
Line-Up;
Pete Serro - Vocals & Guitar
All instruments Pete Serro / Written, Recorded & Produced by Pete Serro at Apocalypse Studios in Tennessee, USA. 
Recording Studio Software included: Cubase, Slate Digital, Softube, Amplitube4, Toontrack, Schuffham Amps, Two Notes, OwnHammer, WaveLab...
Website: www.warmetal.net
Follow our spotify playlist:  https://open.spotify.com/user/11166796243/playlist/5CUrIGIQ5UNaKv5v2ReFB0
Single and lyric video:  https://youtu.be/KBDytGIxTik 
„Please welcome “SPIRIT”! This brand-new release is a compilation of eight songs of an atmospheric-folk arrangement. The album art features the enigmatic owl figure that first appeared in the “Owls Not What They Seem” music video and became a regular companion of the band since the Manta & Dissonance Tour. The new piece was recorded between March and August 2018, but the idea for an acoustic effort is far older.
“The main inspiration in this case were albums “The White” by AGALLOCH, “Damnation” by OPETH and “Dethroned and Uncrowned” by KATATONIA”, says Marek about “Spirit” and adds: “I always wanted to create a purely acoustic piece, carrying this idea in my head for about ten years, and now it has become a reality.” The fact that acoustic arrangements are particularly attractive for POSTCARDS FROM ARKHAM is attested by more than 20 unplugged shows, which the band performed during the special “Busking Ritual” tour, as well as outside of it (and it is worth noting that these acoustic shows are far from over). It was nonetheless on this unique tour – which combined busking performances in parks, streets and squares with evening acoustic shows in cafés, teahouses and bars – that the final decision to make such an album was reached.
“Spirit” is however not only an acoustic best of album, but also constitutes an important item in the discography of POSTCARDS FROM ARKHAM, as it bridges the last studio piece “Manta” and its upcoming successor that will take shape in 2019.
In conclusion, a recommendation from Frodys himself: “Spirit” is best enjoyed either in a teahouse or during the rainy days of autumn.” So, get your audio gear ready, for autumn is coming and this album shall be your faithful companion in it, whether in longing for the sun’s warmth or in underscoring the autumn melancholy.“
www.postcardsfromarkham.wz.cz
www.youtube.com/user/thefrodys
www.bandzone.cz/postcardsfromarkham
SILVER GRIME – “HEALED BY THE DARK”
Format: CD/Digital
Release Date: October 26th 2018
Record label:  Inverse Records
Genre: Doom Metal
Country:  Sweden
Swedish Epic Doom metal band Silver Grime will release their debut album 'Healed By The Dark' on October 26th 2018 via Inverse Records. The band is featuring former members of Paul Di'Anno, Obscurity and Cloudscape. 
WATCH music video for the track 'Children':
 https://youtu.be/gRfzGYbY-uM which also features a guest appearance in lead guitar by Jonas Hansson from Silver Mountain. 
The band's guitarist Lindhe comments:
"The song "Children" is about a woman from the past. Who took care of poor people's children and let them die. The video is directed by Jonas Hansson.
Album Healed By The Dark is a celebration in black. A cavalcade of heavy riffs and dark lyrics. The album is mixed by Anders Hahne."
Silver Grime is founded in 2014 by Lindhe and they have open up shows for legendary Candlemass. The band is heavily influenced by the bands such as Saint Vitus & Trouble. 
Mixed and mastered by Anders Hahne.
Produced by Anders Hahne/Lindhe/Kronhamn.
Guest apparence: lead guitar in “Children” by Jonas Hansson.
Mystic elf choir in “Blood Red Rose” by Fredrika Lindhe.
Album cover by Bartosz Nelisinki
Pictures by Helena Sulce
Track list:
01. The Realm Of The Ancient Stones
02. Children
03. Like A Blood Red Rose
04. The Execution Of The Narcissist
05. Eclipse Of Tomorrow
06. Healed By The Dark
Line-up:
Lindhe - Guitar
Kalle Kronhamn - Vocals
Håkan Nyander - Bass
Michael Hildesjö – Drums
http://www.facebook.com/silvergrime
NEW SINGLE FROM UPCOMING SLEGEST FULL-LENGTH REVEALED AND NEW TOUR DATES ANNOUNCED : "INTROVERT", the upcoming third studio album from SLEGEST, sees the Norwegians well and truly solidifying that bone crunching mix of black metal and classic heavy rock that is their trademark sound.  Scheduled for release on Dark Essence Records on the 16th November, the label has today released the first single from the album.
The track, "Undergangens Tankesmed", can be heard at, and is available to purchase from,
https://slegest.bandcamp.com/track/undergangens-tankesmed
As well as from a selection of digital platforms at  https://darkessencerecords.lnk.to/Slegest_UndergangensTankesmed
Filled with tasty riffs, hooks that pull you in, and a vicious catchiness, the 80's feel  makes itself subtly felt on the new album.  As for the first single, Slegest’s  frontman and main composer Ese comments:
“Undergangens Tankesmed” is about the fact that all you wish for, and your true inner dreams, eventually lead you down a path to your own destruction. So you might as well just follow your heart and enjoy the adrenaline-pumping ride downwards!”
Bass and vocals for "Introvert"  were recorded in Systrond and engineered by Ese.  Drums and guitars were recorded at the Conclave and Earshot Studios in Bergen with Bjørnar Erevik Nilsen engineering the drums, whilst the guitars were engineered by Herbrand Larsen, who also mixed the album.  Iver Sandøy handled the mastering.
With cover artwork by Anders Røkkum, "Introvert" will be available in CD, Digital and Vinyl formats.
Tracklisting is as follows:
1 Blodets Varme Gjennom Meg
2 Undergangens Tankesmed
3 Maler Lys I Mørketid
4 Da Brenne I Glåsi
5 I Den Sanne Flamme
6 Dødskyss
7 Leitar
8 Den Onde Sirkel
SLEGEST recentlyannounced that they would be joining label-mates TAAKE for part of their upcoming tour in October, whilst in December they will be supporting VREID and KALMAH on an eleven-date tour.   In between those two European treks, the band has found time to fit in some Norwegian dates in November as well, when they will be supporting EINHERJER. 
Routings for all three tours as follows:
With Taake
13.10: Night Fest Metal IX, Arlon, BE
14.10: Hall of Fame, Wetzikon, CH
15.10: Backstage, Munich, DE
16.10: Rock Klub Nová Chmelnice, Prague, CZ
17.10: A38, Budapest, HU
18.10: Orto Bar, Ljubljana, SL
19.10: Legend Club, Milan, IT
20.10: Viper Room, Vienna, AT
With Einherjer in Norway
09.11: Folken, Stavanger
10.11: Flytten, Haugesund
16.11: Hulen, Bergen
17.11: John Dee, Oslo
With Vreid & Kalmah
05.12: Neushoorn,  Leeuwarden, NL
06.12: Willemeen, Arnhem, NL
07.12: Tba
08.12: Tba
09.12: Ferrailleur,  Nantes, FR
10.12: Backstage,  Paris, FR
11.12: Gare De Lion, Wil, CH
12.12: Backstage,  Munich, DE
13.12:Rock Klub Tartaros,  Banska Bystrica, SK
14.12: Durer 041,  Budapest , HU
15.12: Club Seilerstrasse, Zwickau, DE
"Introvert" is now available to pre-order from:
Bandcamp: 
 https://slegest.bandcamp.com
Webshop:   https://www.darkessencerecords.no/artists/slegest/
US Webstore:
 https://darkessence.aisamerch.com
More information about SLEGEST can be found on the band's official Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/slegest/ on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/slegest/ and on Spotify at http://bit.ly/slegestonspotify
The official video for "I Fortida Sitt Lys" from SLEGEST's 2016 album "Vidsyn"  can be seen at
https://youtu.be/itzR9V1JgN8
GALIA METAL FEST 2019, first bands confirmed .We want to start advancing bands for the second edition of the Galia Metal Fest 2019, which will take place on April 12th and 13th 2019 at the Polideportivo Municipal of Pozal de Gallinas (Valladolid - Spain); located at 190km from the north of Madrid.
Before starting your Easter holidays, enjoy a truly discharge of Rock and Heavy Metal at the Galia Metal Fest 2019.
The first bands announced for the Galia Metal Fest 2019 are:
Avalanch All Star Band (SP/DE/SW)
Ciclón (SP)
Daeria (SP)
Evil Impulse (SP)
Serenity (AT)
Survael (SP)
Temperance (IT)
The Quireboys (UK)
Zenobia (SP)
There are still ten bands to be confirmed for a Galia Metal Fest 2019 that will last for two days, supporting emerging Rock and Heavy Metal bands, along with others well-established in the national and international scene.
We will have the honor of having the super band Avalanch All Star Band to present their new studio album with Jorge Salan, Magnus Rose, Mike Terrana, Alberto Rionda, for those who come to the Galia Metal Fest. But they will not be the only ones who will introduce a new album in the festival, as the Rioja’s band Zenobia will also come with new material under their arm. We will also enjoy the super class on the stage of the British The Quireboys with its elegant and catchy Rock putting the quality note to the festival or the symphonic Metal of Serenity that will present in Pozal de Gallinas its great album "Lionheart".
Along with these consecrated names, we have chosen a group of emerging national and international bands that are pushing hard, like Evil Impulse from La Mancha, which is a truly hurricane of Metal on stage, the most classic Heavy Metal of Ciclón or the elegance of the Daeria, born from the ashes of Doria. We cannot forget the Italians Temperance who will delight us with their melodic Metal full of class and quality or Survael, also from Madrid, who will put their epic touch with Castilian air.
The Galia Metal Fest is an indoor festival held in a Sports Center with cheap prices of tickets, drink and affordable food, suitable for all budgets.
In addition, we recommend the option of a morning sightseeing and walking around the surroundings of Medina del Campo, Olmedo ... land of castles, wine cellars and full of history. If you do not want to move from Pozal de Gallinas, you can enjoy its streets and the hospitality and kindness of its warming people.
The Galia Metal Fest 2019 will have a safe camping site on grass with organized streets and located a minute walking from the concerts area and secure parking areas nearby.
The two days tickets for the Galia Metal Fest 2019 have a current cost of € 35, until January 31st, where it will be increased to its regular price of € 45. Daily tickets for the Galia Metal Fest 2019 will go on sale in mid-December. Tickets for the Galia Metal Fest 2019 can be purchased on the festival's official website, and also at www.metaltrip.com and https://myacceso.com/
All the information about Galia Metal Fest 2019 at:
https://galiametalfest.com/
https://www.facebook.com/Galiametalfest/
https://twitter.com/GaliaMetal
US site Heavy Blog Is Heavy premiered a fresh track off the groundbreaking debut of the sci-fi black metal band Imperialist  AT THIS LINK . Jonathan Adams was all praises in his article. Excerpt -
"Imperialist are the real deal, thanks mostly to the fantastic songwriting contained on this track... If you like science fiction-infused metal, prepare yourself for vaporization. There’s good stuff to be found here."
IMPERIALIST (US) - 'CIPHER'
LP Box Set
Gatefold LP
Digipak CD Box Set
8-Panel Digipak CD
Merch 
Digital 
Genre - Black Metal
Release Date - October 20th, 2018
Record Label - Transcending Obscurity Records (India)
For fans of - Dissection, Thulcandra, Uada, Vektor, Sacramentum, Sathanas, Aura Noir, Necrophobic
US black metal band Imperialist have conjured up a brilliant sci-fi themed album that stands out both conceptually as well as musically. Rooted in the early Swedish black metal sound of luminaries like Necrophobic, Dissection and Sacramentum, Imperialist hone it up further to suit their futuristic theme by adding touches of thrash metal without diluting the rich aura. 'Cipher' is backed by a visually stunning artwork by Adam Burke (Vektor, Lurk) that extends into a continuous two-panel work depicting the grand theme. It's rare to find bands that have a bold vision and at the same time creating the perfect blend for music that is at once atavistic and forward-thinking. This is one of the finest examples of meticulously written black metal counterbalancing aggression with melodies and thrashy sections. 
Band lineup -
Sergio Soto - Guitar & Vocals
Rod Quinones - Drums
Bryant Quinones - Guitar
Joshua Alvarez - Bass
Album artwork - Adam Burke (Lurk, Vektor, Loss)
Art design and LP layout - Francesco Gemelli (Master, Towards Atlantis Lights)
Track listing  
1. Continuum 
2. The Singularity
3. Advent Anathema
4. Splendor Beneath An Ancient Permafrost 
5. Umbra Tempest 
6. Chronochasm 
7. Binary Coalescence
8. The Dark Below 
9. Mercurian Dusk 
OfficialBandcamp
Transcending Obscurity Official Site
Transcending Obscurity Records Facebook
Official Imperialist Facebook
Official Transcending Obscurity YouTube Channel

Thank you very much! Kunal Choksi
  Label owner  Transcending Obscurity Records 
ATROCITY EXHIBIT – “ EXTINCTION SOLUTION”
Origin: Northampton (UK)
Genre: Grindcore, Sludge, Crust
FFO: Brutal Truth, Iron Monkey, Hard To Swallow, Soilent Green, Extreme Noise Terror, Human Cull, Napalm Death ...
WEB:  facebook    bandcamp
Members:
James Caygill - guitar/vox
Dave Lyon – bass/vox
Matt Downes - drums
Pre-order LP/CD/MC/Digital
www.wooaaargh.com/atrocityexhibit
www.theatrocityexhibit.bandcamp.com/album/extinction-solution
The masters of grind n' roll return with a new masterpiece, bristling with blasts, riffs and incomprehensible screaming. 'Extinction Solution' is a masterclass in hook-laden, 'fun' grind, but do not mistake the term here to mean 'not filled with blast beats and ear shattering vocals'.
Clocking in at around 22 minutes long the Northampton three piece waste no time with overlong intro/outro sections or frilly atmosphere, ATROCITY EXHIBIT go straight for the jugular, with old school Napalm Death-esque slippery guitar riffs snuggled up neatly against rock and roll rhythms that would give Lemmy cause to grin ear to ear.
The album rolls through several themes and is really nicely bookended with short, rocking riffs which, while not being identical, share a thematic similarity. The album as a whole hangs together amazingly well, there is a real sense of care in the composition of these songs. Everything is super tight from the songwriting to Matt's ridiculously clean drum sound and performances. Tracks blur from blasting gang vocals and brain shredding trem picking riffs to building chord progressions to grooving Motorhead beats and moments of dreadlocked, crust infused glory fit to have the surliest Doom fan punching the air and stamping their feet.
This is a properly excellent extreme music release that will please all smelly crust and grind fans, a strong competitor for grind album of the year!!
INSIGNIUM – „ INFAMIE UND URGEWALT – WENN ALTES SICH ERHEBT“
Time is relative! Nevertheless, it‘s a matter of fact that 13 years are quite a while. However, does it really matter when the result is as strong as Insignium’s new album “Infamie Und Urgewalt – Wenn Altes Sich Erhebt”? – Definitely not. On this release, they were able to let go of all the anger they suppressed over the years, which forced them to create black metal full of fury and rage. You will hear it in every sound.
Apollyon, Shoggoth, Svartis and Ralle celebrate every sinister thought and release their grim piece of art on August 31st, 2018 via Apostasy Records.
https://www.facebook.com/insignium/
Spanish melodic death metallers RISE TO FALL have published a brand new video for the single "Acid Drops", which was taken off from the band's upcoming and fourth full-length, "INTO ZERO", which is set to be released on September 30th.
You can watch the video at this location: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5hmXHu-VWds&feature=youtu.be
You can pre-order "Into Zero" right here: www.risetofall.net/shop
MASSIVE OBLITERATION - "MASSIVE OBLITERATION" 
Release format
: Cassette EP
Genre: Death-Metal/Grind-Core
Country: France
Release date: 20.09.2018
Members:
Micka - Vocals
Richy - Bass
Conrad - Guitars
Tetar – Drums
MASSIVE OBLITERATION hails from Northern France, including members of well-known and respected acts. They deliver intense old-school DEATH-METAL/GRIND-CORE in the veins of REPULSION, TERRORIZER, NAPALM DEATH, NAUSEA.
Debut release date is set for September 20th, 2018 on a pro-manufactured cassette edition, limited to 200 copies (100 BLACK cassettes, 100 WHITE cassettes).
Click to watch MASSIVE OBLITERATION- "Massive Obliteration" Video preview
Band: MASIVE OBLITERATION
Biography:
MASSIVE OBLITERATION are a four-piece band hailing from Lille, Northern France. Established in 2017 with experienced musicians that have been in the underground circuit for a long time thru different bands like MASS GRAVE, CHILDREN OF DOOM, INFAMY, GERBE OF LIFE, EVISCERATION, SOCIAL PLAGUE, CHAOS ECHOES...  the aim to nothing less/nothing more than spreading old-school Death-Metal/Grind-core -influenced by early Napalm Death, Terrorizer, Nausea, Repulsion to name a few. That's too say... something musically raw, violent, straight-to-the-point! Lyrics are delaing with political/environmental issues.
They unleash now their debut release on french label BLEED Records under the CASSETTE format... Limited to 200 copies with 6 songs that are gonna send you BACK to the lates 80's/early 90's when DEATH-METAL/GRIND-CORE movment was taking form
www.facebook.com/MassiveObliteration
www.bleed-records.net
Press inquiries:   https://www.facebook.com/ZineaholicPr
Our campaign in support of ABHORRENT DEFORMITY’s magnificent SLAUGHTER MONOLITH album will be coming to an end in the next few days. This is your last chance to check out this sonic edifice of glorious horror.
Here are a few comments that the press have been making about the album...
“ Completely barbaric and insane...another masterpiece of brutal death metal! ” 5/5 – BRUTALISM
“... without a doubt this is one of the best Brutal Death Metal albums of 2018.” 9/10 – AVE NOCTUM
“ If you want your ass handed to you, these guys will do it.” 9/10 – METAL TEMPLE
“... splendid performances.” 4/5 – HEAVY MUSIC HEADQUARTERS
“... crushing Death Metal...” 8/10 – ATOMIC UPDATE
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, with Slaughter Monolith Abhorrent Deformity have taken brutal death metal to a new charnel house of nightmares. Thanks for your support! Chris & Paul – IPR
https://www.facebook.com/abhorrentdeformity
ANTIVERSE – “UNDER THE REGOLITH”
Some of you may recognize the names Carl Skildum and Matthew Kirkwold from their work in this years incredible release, Inexorum's Lore of the Lakes out on Gilead Media.
While Inexorum may be a darker and more insular affair, Antiverse, is the opposite...a barrage of Death Thrash, with a bit of Black Metal leanings for good measure. Also, while Inexorum is a very new project for these two great musicians, Antiverse has been their baby since 2013. Having self-released their debut album, Cosmic Horror, to much critical acclaim, we are proud to be a part of Antiverse's next chapter.  Listening to Under the Regolith for the first time, I knew there was something very special about this band and this album - see for yourself!
Sadly, during the writing and recording of this album the band received devastating news that bassist, Jason Bauer, was facing a stage 4 cancer diagnosis... Despite this extremely difficult hardship, the band have rallied around their brother and Jason has continued to write, record, and perform with Antiverse. 
Under the Regolith is a testiment to their collective passion, struggle, and brotherhood as a band. Seeing Red Records are proud to bring you Antiverse - Under the Regolith.
The swedish band, Desolator, was originally going in a doom/death direction, but changed into an old school death metal band after some full band rehearsals. After many long and hard considerations, the name Desolator was approved. 
Black Lion Records are pleased to inform that Swedish Old schoolers Desolator's debut EP "Spawn of Misanthropy" was re-issued by the label on CD early this month. 
CD is available for sale here: 
https://desolatorblacklion.bandcamp.com
https://www.facebook.com/DesolatorSwe/
https://www.facebook.com/blacklionrecordsswe/
NEW METALLiCA COVER ONLINE!!!!!!
HAPPY 30TH BIRTHDAY "JUSTICE"!!!! Released on August 25th 1988!! This record had a big impact to us and is still on our all time fav list ... so we did a kind of cover of "Dyers Eve"! If u dig it leave a comment, like & share it!!!!
"INSTRUMENT PLAYTHROUGH" VIDEO ONLINE!
The "Instrument Playthrough" video of "VIRTUAL IRREALITY" is online now! The track was recorded at Grindlab Studio and mixed & mastered at Metalforge Studio. The song is taken from the actual EP "DEFY", the first release with the new bandmember Wolfgang Rothbauer (Thirdmoon, In Slumber, GodHateCode) on bass guitar. The EP "DEFY" was released in fall 2017 via Screaming Victims Records and is available as 7" vinyl and MP3 download. If you wanna buy some merch & support the band go here: www.masticscum.com/shop
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"EP + SHIRT + DOWNLOAD" PACKAGE AVAILABLE
The "EP + SHIRT + DOWNLOAD" package of new EP "DEFY" is available at the Bandcamp Shop now! The order includes a "digital download" of the EP. The Shirt is availabkle in sizes: S, M, L & XL.
masticscum.bandcamp.com/merch
AESTHETICS OF A LOSS – “ L'ÉGOÏSME”
Genre: Melodic death metal
Record label: N/A - self released
Lineup: Jonas - Everything
Aesthetics of a loss is misspelled by 9 out of 10 people. It’s also a project where every mourning note you hear has been done by the sweaty palms of one overly motivated individual.
Inspired by the aftermath of one of the finest human traits possible, betrayal and deceit, the Aesthetics awoke in the fall of 2014. On the southern plains of Sweden, just a hand grenade throw from the centre of the crime city, songs were written, recorded and discarded. The focus was settled early on songs that would take time to finish, songs that were not rushed. No compromises.
The sonical expression of this aftermath had to be melodic death metal. The mix of weeping melancholic tones mixed with the rhythmic interplay of backing guitars and drums were the only way to recreate the depths of events transpired. As songs progressed more experimental elements such as clean vocals and huge ambient tones were added to further emphasize the carrying melodies.
Finally, after 3 years in the making the first EP entitled l'Égoïsme finally saw the light of day. The EP format was chosen with care to let the songs have enough personality and space. All music was crafted to let the lost art of viewing an album as a whole take place. To let the album have dynamics of peaks and valleys by the placement of songs within it.
As an output from a cathartic process of healing wounds it is all about conveying the bleak imagery of things not usually talked about. And as a consequence maybe, just maybe, it might also reach out to someone finding themselves lost in the same place?
https://www.facebook.com/aestheticsofaloss/
https://aestheticsofaloss.bandcamp.com
https://youtu.be/3eRPgQZ677Q
GORYCZ - ‘PIACH’
The debut album, released 2 November 2018
RIYL: Non Opus Dei, Odraza, Mord’A’Stigmata, Thaw, Morowe
GORYCZ are
Wojtek Błaszkowski - Drums 
Krzysiek Górski - Bass 
Przemek Grabowski - Guitars 
Tomek Kukliński - Vocals
Track listing: 1. Ziemia – 2. Czarna ciecz – 3. Ciżba wyje – 4. Lament – 5. Strach na ludzi – 6. Gorycz
Gorycz (translates to ‘bitterness’ from Polish) is the latest signing to Pagan Records’ rich and varied roster, joining the likes of Furia, Mord’A’Stigmata, and Above Aurora, among others. Consisting of former members of Aeon (PL) and Non Opus Dei, Gorycz is set to release their debut album Piach (translates to ‘sand’) on 2 November 2018 in digital, CD and vinyl formats.
The debut single, “Gorycz”, from the album is available to stream now: https://youtu.be/JTE884R9qhA
Gorycz were formed in 2016 when ex-Aeon members Przemek Grabowski and Tomek Kukliński decided to return to the roots of their first band and create music together again. They were soon joined by Non Opus Dei members Wojtek Błaszkowski and Krysiek Górski, who sought something casual and spontaneous to unshackle their creativity. The musicians set off writing and playing music without a set concept or goal other than to enjoy themselves. Several months of exploration and improvisation resulted in the project’s debut album: Piach.
The poetic, but somewhat ambiguous, lyrics explore the earth in the physical sense and its connection with society, life and death. The album title relates to the Polish idiom ‘iść w piach’ which translates as ‘bite the dust’ in English. Guitarist, Przemek Grabowski, explains that in the context of the album’s lyrics the word ‘piach’ (‘sand’) is a definitive word meaning ‘death’, and that’s why ‘piach’ “is a necessity with which we must become accustomed to as people”.   
Piach was recorded at Nebula Studio with Tomek Stołowski (of the prog act Tides From Nebula). Haldor Grunberg of Satanic Audio (Behemoth, Thaw, Sunnata) was responsible for the mix and mastering. The artwork and layout was done by Przemek Grabowski.
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Portuguese speed metallers TOXIKULL have just released the teaser for their upcoming video for the song "Freedom to Kill". The video will be out on september 16th.
Lex Thunder comments : “This video exposes the primal bloody desires of the Human being, how they are guided, molded and controled by the envolving society. Any atempt of revolt is chewed up and used against you!”  
You can watch the teaser here: 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gUPUqIDMULM&feature=youtu.be
WANT TO PREMIER THE NEW VIDEO WITH -MONSTRATH-"DEMON SOLD" -FROM UPCOMING DEBUT ALBUM-"THE WORLD SERVES TO EVIL"CD/DIGITAL.
Taken from the debut fullength album "The World Serves to Evil" (FALLCD037), to be released 19th Oct. 2018. Fast and technical US-inspired DEATH-METAL made in Brasil; Pounding drums, shreding guitars, pumping bass and demon vocals!
Pre-order CD:
http://www.downfallrecords.com/produc...
Video produced by:Ricardo Palomares
Álbum produced by: Tchelo Martins.
Recorded at Loud Factory and also at the Audiolab Vintage Studio.
Mixed and mastered by Tchelo Martins, Tiago "Pardal" Assolini and Wagner Meirinho @ Loud Factory Studio.

http://www.downfallrecords.com/
https://www.facebook.com/Monstrath/
GWYDION- “ THIRTEEN”
Release date: July 6th, 2018
Record label: Ultraje
Genre: Viking/Folk Metal
Origin: Portugal
Distributed by Plastic Head (UK) and Rock Inc (BeNeLux)
Suitable for fans of early Alestorm, Ensiferum, Eluveitie and Amon Amarth.
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.
https://www.facebook.com/GwydionPT/
DEEP MEMORIES – “REBUILDING THE FUTURE”
Genre: Melodic Death/Doom Metal
Record label: Heavy Metal Rock (Brazil), Misanthropic Record (Brazil), Invasion of Solitude Records (Japan) and GS Productions (Russia).
Tracklist:
01 – When the Time For My Last Breath Comes
02 – Suffocating Grayish Darkness
03 – There is No End
04 – Between Two Dimensions
05 – Looking At the Black Mirror
06 – The Bitter Taste of Illusion
07 – Explicit Way to Relieve Pain
08 – Erased Directed Mindsets
Line-up:
Douglas Martins – All instruments and Vocals
After leaving the Brazilian Death/Black Meta band DESDOMINUS in 2005, the talented musician and producer DOUGLAS MARTINS did not leave the music and remained composing material. The result came to be DEEP MEMORIES, his one-man-band project.
In musical terms, the compositions demonstrate cadence, heaviness and different nuances, mixing melody and aggressiveness with beautiful guitars duets, an atmosphere that refers to great icons of Death, Doom, Gothic and Progressive Metal with vocals varying from speeches, singing, choirs and the most pungent screamed and guttural.
The lyrical thematic revolves around the very name “DEEP MEMORIES”. DOUGLAS MARTINS talked about it: “When we read these words, we are immediately referred to memories of very significant moments of our existence as illnesses and death, disappointments, obsessions, moments of panic and depression and if we speak in psyche, we have totally inaccessible records in our memories that store lapses few explored by the human race. This is the lyrical theme of Deep Memories: Expose what these memories produced, produce and still influence in the direction of the intellectual, social and spiritual character of the human race”.
On 21th June, 2018 was released in all social medias the first DEEP MEMORIES music video from the song “The Bitter Taste of Illusion”. The receptiveness was great among the Brazilian headbangers and specialized media.
On 3rd July, 2018 was released by labels HEAVY METAL ROCK RECORDS (Bra) and MISANTHROPIC RECORDS (Bra) a promotional EP containing 2 songs taken from upcoming full-length album: “When the Time For My Last Breath Comes” and “The Bitter Taste of Illusion”. This EP is called “IN TOO DEEP…”.
The full-length album will be released simultaneously in Brazil, Japan and Russia in September 21th, 2018 by HEAVY METAL ROCK RECORDS (Bra) and MISANTHROPIC RECORDS (Bra) INVASION OF SOLITUDE RECORDS (Jap) and GS PRODUCTIONS (Rus). The album title is “REBUILDING THE FUTURE”.
“REBUILDING THE FUTURE” was recorded, produced and masterized by DOUGLAS MARTINS at AJM Studio in Americana - São Paulo during some sessions between 2016 and 2018 and will feature eight songs.
DOUGLAS MARTINS also developed the front artwork from Brazilian and Russian editions.  The Japanese edition will have a different front artwork developed by Caio Caldas from CadiesArt (DragonForce, Doro Pesch).
deepmemories.com.br
facebook.com/deepmemoriesbrazil
youtube.com/channel/UCjsxJJAIGSlioPpVPLHIjcA
BLACK LOTUS – “SONS OF SATURN”
Barcelona-based Heavy & Epic Doom Metal band BLACK LOTUS will release their debut album 'Sons Of Saturn' in October 19th 2018 via Inverse Records. 
Black Lotus is founded by Hug Ballesta in 2015. After finding a proper line-up they headed into the Moontower Studio at the end of 2017. The album is recorded and mixed by Javi Félez and mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege, Portland, Oregon.
Black Lotus' sound is grounded in the diverse influences of the band members. Traditional Heavy Metal is the common factor and driving force of the band, but alternative sounds of the 90s, Stoner Rock, Doom Metal and post metal genres are also colours in their palette. Their compositions are embracing all those influences without limitations or dogmas. Likewise, lyrics are eminently symbolic, expressing a dystopic vision of society and their view of the world. Classic mythology, occultism, and personal experiences and visions are the sources for their compositions.
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.
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
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSD-fXPuSFvK4cCvDaH56sg
ALBUM DETAILS FROM BLACKGAZERS AVAST REVEALED - SINGLE RELEASED : Skillfully fusing the aesthetics of black metal with the atmospherics of post-rock in order to create a soundscape that is both breathtaking and mesmerizing, Norwegian blackgazers AVAST are set to release their debut full-length album MOTHER CULTURE on October 26th through Dark Essence Records. 
As a prelude to the release of Mother Culture, Dark Essence Records has released the title track as a single, which is available from and can be heard at
https://avastband.bandcamp.com/track/mother-culture.
Hailing from Stavanger, Norway, AVAST consists of Hans Olaf Myrvang (AGENDA) on bass and vocals, Trond Salte (AGENDA),  Ørjan Lund (NAG) on guitars, and Stian Steensnæs (LIK) on drums, AVAST is a band that reviewers and promoters place in a variety of genres. Whilst the band's roots lie in punk rock and hardcore, it would be safe to say that blackgaze and post-black metal are genres that could be applied to AVAST, given that AVAST's lyrical themes are not centered around the usual black metal topics, but tend more towards a philosophical and poetical take on social and environmental issues.
The members of AVAST themselves describe Mother Culture as “a concept album that examines the myths upon which modern civilization is based”, and “an apocalyptic tale about the rise and fall of human civilization, and how we have exploited the Earth’s resources to such a degree that we are now standing on the brink of our own extinction. Musically the record borrows equally from the black metal and post-rock genres, and lyrically it draws inspiration from Daniel Quinn’s philosophical novel Ishmael.”
With artwork by Ole Nymoen, the track-listing for Mother Culture is as follows:
1. Mother Culture
2. The Myth
3. Birth of Man
4. The World Belongs to Man
5. An Earnest Desire
6. Man Belongs to the World
Mother Culture will be released in CD, Digital and limited edition white vinyl formats, and is now available to pre-order from:
https://avastband.bandcamp.com
https://www.facebook.com/avastband/
https://www.darkessencerecords.no/artists/avast/
A video of AVAST performing at 2016's Tunghørt Festival can be seen at
https://youtu.be/GvGGkVI7cFc

NEWS 2.9.2018

                                                                                                     
Das Wochenende stand ja nun eigentlich ganz im Zeichen  von nem fetten Festivalbesuch .Zur Auswahl hatte man TORTURE THE MASS in Leipzig oder das kultige ROOK FOR ROOTS in Nauen .Aber wie das Leben einem so mitspielt und die ollen Knochen nicht mehr so wollen, wie man es sich wünscht ,gab‘s Mitte der Woche mal wieder so nen Hieb in Richtung Rücken/Bandscheibe ,so dass man im Moment eher froh darüber ist ,sich hier in seinen heimischen vier Wänden die lädierten Knochen wieder so einigermaßen zu richten .Schließlich heisst es ja schon wieder am Montag ,knuffen gehen ,um irgendwie seinen Lebensunterhalt auf die Reihe zu kriegen .Wollen wir nur mal hoffen ,das sich die geschundenen Knochen bis nächste Woche zum METAL EMBRACE wenigstens wieder so einigermaßen regeneriert haben ! Aber um die Zeit nun nicht völlig nur zur Regeneration zu nutzen ,stürzt man sich halt doch auch wieder auf nen Stapel Promos ,aktualisieren der world wide Medien und sieht zu ,das es mit der Planung der nächsten FU Ausgabe auch so langsam voranschreitet .
MEGASTORE – „ APPEARANCE“
DEAD GIRLS ACADEMY – “ ALCHEMY”
PESTLEGION – „ ENTSAGE GOTT“ (7‘ EP)
HELSOTT –„ SLAVES AND GODS“
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/
Das UNDER THE BLACK SUN FESTIVAL wird auch 2019 wieder auf der Freilichtbühne in Friesack stattfinden. Neu ist, dass das Event bereits Ende Juni und nicht wie üblich im Juli stattfinden wird. Vom 27.6.-29.6.2019 wird einmal mehr eine handverlesene Auswahl an Black-, Death- und Doom- Metal-Bands in der Nähe von der Berlin für eine finstere Atmosphäre mitten im Sommer sorgen. Als erste Bands wurden die belgische Black/Death-Metaller POSSESSION sowie die finnische Underground-Hoffnung CURSED UPON A PRAYER bestätgit.
Weitere Acts sind bereits in Planung und werden zeitnah angekündigt.
Link zur Facebook-Veranstaltung: https://www.facebook.com/events/2149595591981527/
Early-Bird-Tickets gibtes hier: https://www.folter666shop.de/de/Tickets/eTicket/22-under-the-black-sun-2019-early-bird-eticket.html
GORDEON MUSIC PROMOTION NEWS :
LYDIA LASKA -  veröffentlichen neues Video zu 'TESLICITY, BABY'
Die Black´n´Roll-Pop Band (wie sich selbst definieren) LYDIA LASKA aus Norwegen haben einen tollen Clip zur neue Single Teslicity, Baby veröffentlicht.
Hier entlang:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-v_SKwZgODk
 Der Song stammt aus dem kommenden Album EGO DEATH, das am 5.10. via Edged Circle / Soulfood in Europa veröffentlich wird.
Ein Teaser zum Album gibt's HIER, auf Edged Circle's offziellem YouTube Kanal. Vorbstellungen gibt's HIER.
www.facebook.com/Lydia-Laska-35882444637
THE OUTSIDE - veröffentlichen Video zu 'CONGREGATION'
Die Death-/Thrash Metal Band THE OUTSIDE (bestehend aus Mitgliedern aus Chile, Israel und Deutschland), hat kürzlich ein neues Video zur zweiten Single "Congregation" veröffentlicht. Schaut den Clip zum sozialkritischen Song hier: https://youtu.be/tVJ_fRC5dIs
 Der Song wird auf dem bald erscheinenden Album We Feel Through The Dead (7.9.!!) zu finden sein.
 Die Band sagt selbst dazu:
"Ganz offen gehen Menschen in vielen Ländern der Welt derzeit in ihrem Hass auf und halten ihn für gerecht. Finden ihre Emotionen wichtiger als Fakten oder Lehren aus der Vergangenheit. Himmeln Populisten an, die nur im Dienste ihrer selbst handeln, lassen sich aber von ihnen als Werkzeuge benutzen. Darum geht es in 'Congregation', der zweiten Single aus dem neuen Album We Feel Through The Dead" 
www.the-outside.net
www.facebook.com/theoutside.metal
Mit  „FROM  WINE  TO  PISS“  stellen  PRAYING  ANGEL  den  ersten  Song  ihres  kommenden  Albums  „THE  JUDGEMENT“  vor,  das  am  19.10.2018  über  BOERSMA-RECORDS  erscheint.   
Den Song gibt's hier: https://youtu.be/CBeUM6zafZE
Der  Song  vermittelt  einen  Eindruck  vom  Sound  und  Stil  des  neuen  Albums,  wobei  er  vor  allem  die  neuen  Elemente  präsentiert:  Von  „THE  JUDGEMENT“  sind  neben  den  gewohnten  schnellen  Riffs  vermehrt  Ausflüge  in  mittlere  Temporegionen  zu  erwarten.  Außerdem  stellt  das  Album  den  melodischen  Aspekt  der  Musik  etwas  mehr  in  den  Vordergrund.  „FROM  WINE  TO  PISS“steht  für  die  Vergänglichkeit  alles  Schönen  und  kritisiert,  verpackt  in  religiöse  Metaphern,  die  moderne  Konsumgesellschaft.  Auch  diese  ist  –  wie  alles  im  Leben  und  das  Leben  selbst  –  endlich,  und  um  dieses  Thema  herum  ist  das  gesamte  Album  aufgebaut.  Kommt  der  für  das  Album  namensgebende  Tag  des  Jüngsten  Gerichts,  schlussfolgert  der  Song,  sind  wir  verloren:  „WE’RE  LOST  –  FOREVER  FUCKING  LOST“.  
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CURSUS BELLUM-“EX NIHILO NIHIL FIT”
Format: CD/Digital
Release Date: 12/10-2018
Record Label: Downfall records(Sweden)
Genre: Blackened Death-metal
Country: Sweden
Cursus Bellum, spawned in the vast black soil of Lundaslätten, Sweden is consisting of Jocke Unger – drums / vocals and Anders Nyander – guitars / bass.
After decade long co-operation in constellations such as Sgt.Carnage, along with the mutual metal-vinyl & beer consumption of biblical proportions,
the musical and creative direction of Cursus Bellum first took its perverted form in 2013.
The first official unveiling of the duo came in form of the recording MCD/Cassette “Accusing The Dead“, released early 2016 on Downfall Records.
Further inspired by the surounding muddy moraine and pale horizonless skies of the Scanian plains material for a new full length album was assembled.
The recording seance was once again held in Studio Oggerlunden and the new full length album “Ex Nihilo Nihil Fit” will be released as CD and in Digital
format by Downfall Records in the fall of 2018.
The members also have previous or current involvement in acts as:
Jocke – Totenwelt, Ratad, Järnbörd, Immersed in Blood, Sgt. Carnage, Supreme Majesty...
Anders – Non Serviam, Sgt.Carnage, In Black, Obscurity (Krstd.), Serenade (es.)...
Line-up:
Jocke Unger – drums / vocals.
Anders Nyander – guitars / bass.
http://www.downfallrecords.com/
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC28Z...
https://m.facebook.com/downfallrecord...
Prolific in output and undeniably fierce in execution, Eastern Sierra Black/Death Metal quartet VALDUR will release new album GOAT OF INIQUITY October 19 on Bloody Mountain Records.
The band released this statement concerning the forthcoming album:
"Valdur - Goat of Iniquity: another chain of songs containing deep extremities and primitive, suffocating atmospheres.  This is not a continuation of our previous release; this album moves backwards in a far more violent structure and sound; like a deathmetal cassette from 1988.  'Goat of Iniquity' was recorded by us and us alone in the Bloody Mountain Bunker, with no triggers or other redundant studio shortcuts.  Vicious underground metal recorded in a live setting.  Not for trendy ears!  For Valdur, 'Goat of Iniquity' is another step deeper into the obscure halls of integrity."
Goat of Iniquity promo video   youtu.be/noSY8k0SQak
Track List
1.  Divine Halls of Obscurity pt.I
2.  Goat of Iniquity / Devouring the Whore of Darkness
3.  Divine Halls of Obscurity pt.II
4.  Spiritual Exhaust (The Beyond)
5.  Inhale the Floodgates Open
6.  (Iniquitous)
VALDUR is:
Matthew- drums, (vocals on this album)
Vuke- guitar, (bass on this album)
William- bass
JF- vocals
Recorded at the Bloody Mountain bunker by Valdur, winter 2018.
Mixed by Matthew at Canyon Lodge studio.
cover art by: FarronLoathing
Mastered by Dan Klein at Iron Hand Audio in Chicago, IL
Goat of Iniquity will beavailable in digipack format as well as digital download, along with a new t-shirt design exclusive to this release.
www.bloodymountainrecords.com/
bloodymountainrecords.bandcamp.com/
valdur.bandcamp.com/
The release of Heads For The Dead is close to us. Not only does it have members of very well-known bands like Wombbath, Ursinne and Revel In Flesh, the music that they have created is truly exceptional. It's horror-themed death metal that's trying to find its own voice and to that extent it succeeds despite the genre having progressed over the decades. Decibel Magazine premiered one of the band's doomier songs AT THIS LINK.
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 
NORWEGIAN BLACK METALLERS ORKAN REVEAL DETAILS AND DEBUT A TRACK FROM UPCOMING ALBUM :  The period between the 2015 release of their album "Livlaus", and the upcoming release of their third full-length album "ELEMENT", has not been easy for ORKAN. But, having fought their way through the ravages of cancer and a rare, muscular disease, the Norwegians are back with a ferocious album that deals with the power of the four elements, and stands as an homage to the unforgiving strength of the earth as witnessed by the landscape of their native land - the Island of Stord. 
It is not surprising, having been conceived and recorded during that demanding period in the band's history, that "Element" was a particularly difficult album to make. Nevertheless, taxing as it was to both mind and body, the result has proved to be as rewarding as it was difficult to achieve.
Giving you a taste of what to expect from "Element", Dark Essence Records have today debuted the track " I flammar skal du eldast", which can be heard at
http://orkan1.bandcamp.com/track/i-flammar-skal-du-eldast
With photography by Atle Helland and artwork by Tom Korsvold, the tracklisting on "Element" is as follows:
1. Lenker
2. I flammar skal du eldast
3. Iskald til beinet
4. Motstraums
5. Avmakt
6. Den våte grav
7. Heim
Offering more layered songs and complex production, "Element" is not made to pass you by, but to draw you in and totally envelop you. The album is set to hit the streets on Dark Essence Records on October 5th, 2018 in CD and Digital formats. The album is now available to pre-order from:
https://orkan1.bandcamp.com
https://www.darkessencerecords.no/webshop/
ORKAN is a band that sets itself apart from its peers by virtue of the fact that its highly technically skilled members are able to conjure up an uncompromising, emotion-filled and all-enveloping darkness. Formed in 2008 by TAAKE's live guitarist Gjermund Fredheim (notorious for having created Black Metal's only banjo solo) and drummer Rune Nesse, ORKAN's lineup is completed by bassist Sindre Hillesdal and frontman Einar Fjelldal (ex-GRAVEMACHINE).
ORKAN will be joining TAAKE, BÖLZER and ONE TAIL ONE HEAD for the following nine shows on the twenty-date tour:
04.10: U Basyla, Poznan, PL 
05.10: Way of Darkness, Lichtenfels, DE
06.10: 013, Tilburg, NL
07.10: Neushoorn, Leeuwarden, NL
08.10: The Dome, London, UK
09.10: Rebellion, Manchester, UK
10.10: De Casino, St-Niklaas, BE
11.10: Petit Bain, Paris, FR
12.10: Resonanzwerk, Oberhausen, DE
More information about ORKAN can be found on the band's Facebook page at
 https://www.facebook.com/ORKANMETAL
Fan-filmed footage of ORKAN playing the track "Fanden På Veggen" from their album "Livlaus", at Alchemica Music Club in Bologna during their tour with TAAKE and KRAKOW in 2015 can be seen at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ILzi4SBsQQ
SOLIUM FATALIS has partnered with Toilet ov Hell for the premiere of a brand new track from forthcoming album GENETICALLY ENGINEERED TO ENSLAVE. ToH describes the song quite accurately as "snappy skull-splintering death metal." Click to listen below.
"A Tongue to Taste the Collapse"  toiletovhell.com/taste-collapse-with-this-devastating-solium-fatalis-premiere/
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 the album's first single, "Synthon," at any of the following links:
youtu.be/6wDDGtoC-6s
soliumfatalis.com/discography/genetically-engineered-to-enslave/
soliumfatalis.bandcamp.com/track/synthon
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
Horror Pain Gore Death Productions are set to release the explosive SPLIT ALBUM between Midwest Black Metal beasts TERRANAUT and CHAOSOPHY on  September 21 st on CD and Digital formats. 
Stream "Beneath The Water Lillies" by Terranaut at  youtu.be/Wcn2mbVcKu4
Stream "Whores Of The Christ God" by Chaosophy at  youtu.be/8r2NCaZDlcI
An ode to the misanthropic and nihilistic traditions established by late 90s Black Metal, Terranaut inverts these inspired sounds to a disarray of fast-picking melodic rhythm and lead guitar, unorthodox percussion arrangements to intrigue the listener, the blatant disregard for earthly trivialities
Chaosophy broadens their dark art by drawing from atypical sources. The chaotic nature of this Midwest-based quartet aims to take genre-defining Black Metal and traverse through traditional and unorthodox realms of influences resulting in a broad, menacing, and boundless soundscape that clearly represent a disdain for natural order
Together these two bands conjure up a menacing representation of traditional and modern styles while remaining to set themselves apart from what has come to be expected of Midwest Black Metal. For fans of Uada, Blut Aus Nord, Mgla, Deathspell Omega, Sargeist, Hateforest, Darkthrone and Immortal.
Pre-orders available at:
CD -  www.horrorpaingoredeath.com/store/hpgd179.html
Digital -  hpgd.bandcamp.com/album/split-8
T-shirt -   hpgd.bandcamp.com/merch/terranaut-chaosophy-split-t-shirt
TRACK LISTING:
Terranaut
1. Profound Inevitable Fate
2. Beneath The Waterlilies
3. Foretold Demise
4. Those Who Live On
5. Remnants
6. Futile Legacy
Chaosophy
7. Whores Of The God Christ
8. Serpents Of Throughtless Light
9. Sitra Achra
horrorpaingoredeath.com
hpgd.bandcamp.com
facebook.com/horrorpaingoredeath
Finnish death metallers TORCHIA released a visually stunning music video for the song “Light My Path” taken from their widely acclaimed debut album “OF CURSES AND GRIEF”. The video was directed and edited by Jouni Valjakka’s (Whispered) Obliviart Productions. Edward Torchia, the vocalist and the mastermind behind the video comments the piece:
”Light My Path is aboutwalking the final day and washing oneself in the river of death. While writing the lyrics I had a strong visual image of the story, so I really wanted to depict that in a visual form at some point. It was important for me that everything happened in water so half of the video was shot literally in a lake. The five of us have already made the passage and are beckoning the one dying to join in the abyss.”
Watch the video here: 
https://youtu.be/ANVkVEl5cu8
The band also heads on to tour Europe at the end of September. A Curse Upon Europe 2018 starts on September 28th in Croatia and passes through Italy, France, Germany, Belgium, Slovenia and Austria before returning to the cold, dark Finland.
Tour dates:
09/28 Pozega, Croatia | Tom Klub
09/29 Monastier di Treviso, Italy | Krach Club
09/30 Cassano d’Adda, Italy | The One Metal live
10/01 Lyon, France | Rock’n Eat
10/02 Stuttgart, Germany | Gaby’s Gruft
10/03 Chapelle-lez-Herlaimont, Belgium | Le Cercle
10/05 Maribor, Slovenia | DOM Maribor
10/06 Spittal an der Drau, Austria | Bar Walhalla
10/11 Helsinki, Finland | Bar Loose
10/12 Jyväskylä, Finland | Kiskoklubi
http://torchia.fi
http://www.facebook.com/torchiaband
http://www.youtube.com/torchiaband
Crawl have received an astounding response to their debut full length album. New Noise Magazine premiered a fresh track off  'Rituals' AT THIS LINK which had the band talk about their music in their own words -
"‘Rituals’ is an album about nothing more than a d-beat assault that combines all elements of death and a nihilistic approach to life. Basically an anti-life experience with hard riffing, heavy beats and furious vocals. If you ask us, this is death metal combined with punk done the right way. Reject the cross!" 
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
Label Bandcamp
Transcending Obscurity Site
Transcending Obscurity Facebook
Crawl Facebook
Transcending Obscurity YouTube Channel
Thanks a ton!  Kunal Choksi  Label owner Transcending Obscurity Records 
DUNGEÖNHAMMER – “ INFERNAL MOON”
For fans of Discharge, Hellhammer/Celtic Frost, Bathory
Label: Me Saco Un Ojo
Line up:
R. Drums
E. Vocals, Guitars
After 2 split 7" singles on Bestial Invasion Records, old-school black metal outfit DungeönHammer rises again from the French/Dutch underground to present its debut album, "Infernal Moon". With 8 tracks of blistering and repulsive black metal, Infernal Moon is bubbeling with the purulence and decay of the classic bands from days past.
 The band comments on the album: "This album is the kind of album you need to hear nowadays, it's not about trend or anything. It's an "in your face"/direct approach. We want to make black metal the way it used to be: simple, raw and passionate."
https://www.facebook.com/dungeonhammer/
http://www.mesacounojo.com
SAD THEORY – “ ENTROPIA HUMANA FINAL”
For fans of Death, Carcass and At The Gates.
Label: Self-Released
Line-up:
Claudio “Guga” Rovel: Voice
Alysson Irala: Lead Guitar
Wenttor Collete: Rhythm Guitar
Daniel Franco: Bass
Jefferson Verdani: Drums
Sad Theory is a Death Metal band from Brazil. It started its activities in 1998 and has released six studio albums: The Lady & The Torch (2002), A Madrigal of Sorrow (2004), Biomechanical (2006), Descrítica Patológica (2012), Vérmina Audioclastia Póstuma (2015) and the latest one, Entropia Humana Final. Since its fourth release, their lyrics, originally in English, started being written entirely in their native Portuguese, with lyrical themes including poetry, madness, disease, introspection, death, genocide and war. Their sound can be described as technical and melodic, with a wide range of influences. 
Musically, "Entropia Humana Final" is the band's most technical release to date. With a diverse musical structure, it also features loads of guitar solos, which were mostly absent in the previous record. Production-wise it is more polished and mid-range, despite being recorded in the same place as “Vérmina Audioclastia Póstuma” (Funds House Studios). Lyrically, the band's approach is more political, where the band takes real historical events related to war, totalitarianism, genocides and famine, as basis for most lyrics.
sadtheory.bandcamp.com/
facebook.com/sadtheory
youtube.com/channel/UC_QWPk7slhqt9yQLaSUq9cA
HOMERIK – “HOMERIK”
Genre: Symphonic Progressive Death Metal
Line up: 
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
"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..."
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/
USBM duo UNHOLY BAPTISM has partnered with Indy Metal Vault for the premiere of "Peering into the Flames of Enlightenment," a track from forthcoming sophomore album VOLUME I:THE BONDS OF SERVITUDE. Stream the song and check out an informative interview with bassist/guitarist/vocalist Mantu at this location.
Volume I: The Bonds of Servitude will be released through Bandcamp on October 5.  Stream another new track, "Whispers of Power Eternal," at youtu.be/xnFxFn5O8Pk
Produced, mixed, and mastered at Black Goat Studios in Flagstaff, AZ, the album has improved on virtually all aspects of the band's debut, ...On the Precipice of the Ancient Abyss. The album is the first installment in a trilogy the band is writing, exploring new themes and songwriting techniques. Staying true to their black metal roots, Volume I: The Bonds of Servitude has cemented the band's signature USBM sound while bringing a more polished production to the table.
Mantus, the band's lead vocalist and bassist, said of the new release:
"The album is the beginning of a trilogy exploring the unrepentant darkness of the human condition and the inconceivable power of the gods deep within the farthest reaches of the universe. This album explores the human consciousness and the opening of the mind to the vast, overwhelming power that exists outside of this terrestrial prison."
Track Listing
1 - Intro: The Awakening of Forgotten Gods
2 - ...These Scars are Wounds Unhealed
3 - Shattered
4 - Withering Woods
5 - Whispers of Power Eternal
6 - Peering into the Flames of Enlightenment
7 - Noctis Maleficarum
8 - Baptized in the Majesty of Satan
www.facebook.com/UnholyBaptism/
unholybaptism.bandcamp.com/releases
ILDRA – “EÐELLAND”
Lineup:
Ildra - all instruments
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".
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
Death metal/crust band Down Among The Dead Men have offered their new release for pay-what-you-want download of which 100% of the proceeds go towards the treatment of stage four cancer patient Les Hernandes of the band The Quintessentials. The label too in support has offered the latest full length '...And You Will Obey Me' for free download for the cancer treatment. Vocalist Dave Ingram has written the following statement about this -
"Hello, folks. My friend Les Hernandes of the Punk band The Quintessentials is currently undergoing treatment for stage 4 cancer. To help out with all the costs myself and Rogga have these two previously unreleased Down Among The Dead Men tracks, recorded during the “Exterminate! Annihilate! Destroy!” sessions, to put out as a “pay-what-you-want” download. There’s some artwork and lyrics in the bundle, too. 
Please help us to help Les. All money received will go to him to help cover his treatment costs.  Thank you, one and all. Special thanks go to Kunal and Transcending Obscurity Records for making this possible.  Cheers,  Dave Ingram"
Both albums can be found here on the label's official Bandcamp - 
https://downamongthedeadmen.bandcamp.com
DOWN AMONG THE DEAD MEN (INTERNATIONAL) - '...AND YOU WILL OBEY ME'
Autographed Silver and Blue embossed Black Box Set / CD with booklet / Merch / Digital
Genre - Death Metal/Crust
Release Date - June 15th, 2018
Record Label - Transcending Obscurity Records (India)
For fans of - Paganizer, Bolt Thrower, Benediction, Ursinne, Echelon, Napalm Death, Extreme Noise Terror, Warcrab
Death metal legends David Ingram (ex-Bolt Thrower, Ursinne, Echelon) and Rogga Johansson (Paganizer, Eye of Purgatory, Necrogod) team up to create a new chapter of the heaviest form of death metal/crust you'll hear. With both members being in top form following the resounding success of Ursinne and Paganizer on the common label, they do something outstanding for Down Among The Dead Men, taking the unique sound forward without betraying the roots. The third album is the best one in their acclaimed discography where bludgeoning death metal meets the spunk of crust and leaves something unforgettable in its wake. Immaculately produced and executed as a fully functioning band, 'And You Will Obey Me' will go down as one of the strongest albums of this period. 
Line up: 
David Ingram - Vocals (ex-Bolt Thrower, Ursinne, Echelon, ex-Benediction, ex-Hail of Bullets)
Rogga Johansson - Guitars/Bass (Paganizer, Eye of Purgatory, Necrogod)
Kjetil Lynghaug - Session Leads (Paganizer, Echelon, Stass) 
Erik R. Bevenrud - Session Drums (Stass) 
Artwork by Turkka G. Rantanen (Demilich, Demigod, Galvanizer)
Track list: 
1. Destroy The Infinite 
2. Axis Of Insanity 
3. ...And You Will Obey Me
4. The End Of Time 
5. Omega 
6. House Of Blue Fire
7. The Age Of Steel
8. Eye Of Harmony 
9. Darkness Of Glass
10. Panopticon 
Official Bandcamp
Official Transcending Obscurity Site
Official Transcending Obscurity Facebook
Official Down Among The Dead Men Facebook
Official Transcending Obscurity YouTube Channel
Thank you very much! Kunal Choksi
  Label owner  Transcending Obscurity Records 
We are proud to announce that THE SEVENTH WANDERING SOUL, the passionate seventh full-length album by the Spanish doomsters DANTALION, will be released on September 25th through The Way of the Hermit, the new division of Darkwoods devoted to doom metal.
Cover art and full tracklist as follows:
01.Chaos Is The New Age
02. Gloom And Doom
03. Bloody Moon
04. We All Die Into The Dark
05. Death Comes For Us
06. Shadows From The Past
07. The End Of Everything
08. Abyss Of Solitude
Very little can be said regarding these guys from Vigo that is not already know, an essential band from the Spanish metal scene, non-conformist like no others, always going one step further with all their recordings in the search for an even more personal and distinctive sound, taking care at millimeter of all their compositions at both instrumental and production level, which make Dantalion nowadays as one of the Spanish combos with a strongest reputation at an international level...
And the fact that they have recovered the old logo for his new album is a more than significant sign about where they are going musically speaking, recovering, in no small part, the strength and aggressiveness of their early works, reintroducing clearly black metal elements, with some impressive vocal lines and an instrumentation that sounds more powerful and compact than ever, just give a chance to the video clip for Bloody Moon, the first full-song in advance taken from The Seventh Wandering Soul, we are presenting now through our YouTube channel if you have any doubt...
The Seventh Wandering Soul will be released by Darkwoods on September 25th. Pay attention to the first die-hard edition that comes on a wonderful A5 sized digipack with cardboard slipcase limited to only 66 hand-numbered copies, a true mind-blowing special edition for an incredible album...
www.darkwoods.eu
www.facebook.com/darkwoods.eu
We're happy to present you with the imminent release of A WOUND OF BODY, the new album by the masters of contemporary ritualistic black ambience - San Francisco based experimentalists Common EiderKing Eider.
Sonically, A Wound Of Body is a beautifully stark soundscape, dolorously dense, suffocatingly oppressive and utterly claustrophobic. An immersive black hole of bleak, cavernous dronemusic and disquieting, desolate ambience, each track a hushed and harrowing ritual; the surface minimalism underpinned by a churning morass of sound, a layered liturgy of blackened invocations and nebulous strings hovering in the shadows. 
CVLT Nation has exclusively premiered track #2 from the album - Sinew Stretched Over Crumbling Bones - you can check out their feature
HERE.
Haunting melodies and disembodied voices surface throughout, A Wound Of Body’s impenetrable darkness only barely tempered by hopeful glimmers of light and subtle shades of washed out color. Shards of melody drift and dissipate, wreathed in smoldering blurs of disembodied guitar and transformed into ghostly streaks of ashen grey. Dolorous violas unfurl aching threnodies that drift on languid seas of smeared gongs and darkly devotional vocal incantations, all hymns to the spirits that animate us, a reminder of the transience of our physical form and the impermanence of our existence. But at the same time a reminder that the fleeting nature of our place in the universe does not lessen our impact on the world around us. 
A Wound Of Body is officially released on September 7 2018 by Sentient Ruin handling tape and vinyl release for the USA while the vinyl for the EU will be handled by german dark atmospherics label Cyclic Law (also providing a CD release).
Sincerely,  Sentient Ruin
WHEEL IN THE SKY- “BEYOND THE PALE”
'Beyond The Pale' is Wheel In The Sky's sophomore record, where the swedish band presents a concept album with darkness and death serving as the primary theme. Featuring a sound pallet of psychedelic rock, Wheel In The Sky provides a death-like sensation, with their overflow of melody and a dark gothic energy. Tracks such as 'Burn Babylon Burn' and 'The Only Dead Girl in the City' holds both epic elements and catchy pop hooks. There is a feel-good vibe and a dense atmosphere over the track ’Undead Love’ at the same time as the very spaced out song ’Far Side of Your Mind’ shows the dynamic of the Swedish group. 
Not to forget the band's obsession with mystical and religious imagery, obscured politics and the morbid fascination for immolations and blood sacrifice, trying hard to incorporate it all into a tasteful setting. There is a peaceful sense of death over the album that will be released the 31st of August 2018 via The Sign Records.
Wheel In The Sky includes David Berlin from the hyped Swedish 90´s psych alternative rock band Mother Superior. ’Beyond the Pale’ follows the band's debut album ’Heading for the Night’ that was the first release from The Sign Records. ’Beyond The Pale’ was recorded during a period of 4 months. Wheel In The Sky was on an impossible quest to combine polar rock opposites. AOR walk hand in hand with Garage Rock, Mike Oldfield caught in a love triangle with Patti Smith and Stevie Nicks, Joy Division and Sniff’n the Tears stumbling home together in the dead of night. The band is based in Uppsala, Sweden, a city that has provided sincere rock acts as In Solitude, Watain and Misery Loves Co in the past. Wheel In The Sky is the next chapter, zeroing in on death as a case study.
https://www.facebook.com/wheelintheskyswe/
www.thesignrecords.com
NEW VIDEO AND TOUR DETAILS FROM EXPERIMENTAL POST METALLERS KRAKOW : Norway's Experimental Post Metallers KRAKOW have released a new video from their upcoming album "MINUS" for the track "sirens", about which the band had this to say:
"This just might be our most political song to date. And as with our music it just ended up that way. The song is at first glance a visualisation of a weird world gone sour. If you dig a little further, you will find pointers towards different warning signs about how we are slowly killing the planet."
The video, by Esteban Sebastián Farias, can be seen at
 https://youtu.be/QrdaI8Txfk0
The new album itself is due for release on Karisma Records on the 31 August, and was once again recorded in the renowned Duper and Solslottet studios in the Bergen Kjøtt creative complex, in collaboration, once more, with Iver Sandøy.  KRAKOW even brought in some help this time to tell these stories - the album ending with a choir consisting of a select group of Bergen based musical veterans, whilst the opening track introduces the most rock n’ roll guitar solo, courtesy of one Phil Campbell of Motörhead fame.
"minus" is effectively two albums-worth of material distilled into one, very focussed, gem.  It is, according to the band, "the pinnacle of achievement of KRAKOW’s thirteen-year existence. After a year of recording, shaping, re-recording and refining, “minus” has been reduced to the bare essence of who KRAKOW are as individuals, as a group, and as story tellers.  It is an album that defies any attempts at genre definition and covers the heavy, the subtle, the melodic, the atonal, the groovy, the sluggish, the dense, the airy, the naked, and always, always, that wall of sound where no light can escape".
Tracklisting :
1. black wandering sun
2. sirens
3. the stranger
4. from fire, from stone
5. minus
6. Tidlaus
"minus" is available in Didipak, 12" Vinyl, and Digital formats, and is now available to pre-order from the following:
All formats: 
 https://krakow.bandcamp.com/album/minus
Digipak and Vinyl:  https://www.karismarecords.no/webshop/
The release of “minus” also sees KRAKOW set to tour Europe together with fellow countrymen ENSLAVED and  HIGH ON FIRE, something which the band is very much looking forward to:
"It has been 10 years since last time we toured Europe together with Enslaved, and we are really excited about it! Not only are they close friends, but one of the best live acts around.  Added to which, the prospect of being able to also tour with HIGH ON FIRE is a milestone for us. This has been one of our goals since the formation of KRAKOW!  This is such a strong package and we can't wait to hit the road with these gentlemen"
Routing for the tour:
29.09.2018    København/Danmark - Pumpehuset
30.09.2018    Poznan/Polen - U Bazyla
01.10.2018    Warsaw/Polen - Proxima
02.10.2018    Leipzig/Tyskland - UT Connewitz
03.10.2018    Esch-sur-alzette/Luxembourg - Kulturfabrik
04.10.2018    Breda/Nederland - Mezz
06.10.2018    Norwich/England, UK - Waterfront
07.10.2018    Sheffield/England, UK -  Plug
08.10.2018    Manchester/England, UK - Academy 2
09.10.2018    Dublin/Irland - Tivoli
10.10.2018    Belfast/Northern Ireland, UK - Limelight
12.10.2018    Birmingham/England, UK - Asylum
13.10.2018    Antwerp/Belgia - Desertfest
14.10.2018    Bristol/England, UK - SWX
15.10.2018    London/England, UK - The Dome
16.10.2018    Paris/Frankrike - La Machine du moulin rouge
20.10.2018    Bergen/Norway - Hulen (Only Krakow)
More information about KRAKOW can be found on the band's website at  http://www.krakowofficial.com/  or on Facebook at  https://www.facebook.com/krakowband
NEW VIDEO FROM ALTERNATIVE METALLERS MADDER MORTEM  :  With their seventh full-length album "MARROW" having hit the streets on Dark Essence Records five days ago, Norwegian Alternative Metallers MADDER MORTEM have released a new video for a track from the album.
Titled "Far From Home" the symbol-laden video is by the noted Romanian artist Costin Choireanu  and can be seen at
 https://youtu.be/8DIDksyQJUk
About "Far From Home", the band commented that the track "grew out of an early morning's vocals idea, and into a very Madder song. Everything we love is here: contrasts and melody, fragility and heaviness, anguish and hope. The lyrics are about a long night's uneasy journey into day, about the gut-wrenching worry that rides on the back of truly caring for someone".
Regarding the video itself, and the collaboration with Chioreanu, who has a long-standing history with Dark Essence Records and the Norwegian music scene, Madder Mortem went on to say:
"When we approached artist Costin Chioreanu about creating the video for "Far From Home", we gave him the music, the lyrics, and otherwise an absolutely free rein. The result is his unique interpretation of the song and the feeling, and when we first saw it, we were all tearing up. Costin gave the song another dimension, and we are so grateful to him for expanding our music into the visual realm".  
As an album, the eleven-track "Marrow" 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, it  is more doomy  than its predecessor "Red in Tooth and Claw", as well as being at times both heavier, and catchier.  It is, according to the band "about sticking to the essence of yourself.  Your ideas, your thoughts, your values"
"Marrow" comes in CD Digipak, Digital and Limited Edition transparent green vinyl and is available from all the usual sellers, or can be ordered from the following:
All formats:
 https://maddermortem.bandcamp.com
CD and Vinyl:  https://www.darkessencerecords.no/webshop/
US Webstore:  https://darkessence.aisamerch.com/
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/mmortem/ 
DEFECAL OF GERBE – “DISCOLOCAUSTE: 2005-2018 - THE FULL SH*T SO FAR”
The XENO-KORPORATION is proud to announce the capture of French Goregrind trio DEFECAL OF GERBE (also known as “DxOxG”) featuring brothers Dave & Mike of SAVAGE ANNIHILATION and the immediate release of “Discolocauste: 2005-2018 – The Full Shit So Far“, a free digital collection of all of the band’s releases so far as a dis-appetizer for the band’s debut full-length to be unleashed sometimes this Winter.
Active since nearly 15 years and having played countless gigs and festivals all over Europe and UK since its inception, DEFECAL OF GERBE has released several EPs, splits and compilation / tribute tracks all of which are now included in this brand new “discollection” discography compilation available for free download for you to enjoy while the three-headed gargling and vomit-drooling Xeno-Cerberus is putting the finishing touches to its debut album full of twerking Goregrind combined with booty-shaking slamming brutal Death Metal…
Prepare to be… Soiled!
FREE download links
BandCamp
XenoKorp Store
Track List
Ass of Ped [2013 version]
Once Upon the Crotte [2009 version]
Sublime Inspecteur Derrick Decomposition [2009 version]
Boogie Woogie Dancing Truie [2009 version]
Abbath Loves Friskies [2009 version]
Règles in Blood [2009 version]
Leffe for Dead [2009 version]
In-Trouduc-Fion
Camembert Necrophile [2007 version]
Boogie Woogie Dancing Truie [2007 version]
Diarrhée mousseuse [2007 version]
I’m Your Boogie Touffe [2007 version]
Chiasse à paillettes [2007 version]
Orgasmic Abortion [LAST DAYS OF HUMANITY cover]
Cunt Caviar [COCK AND BALL TORTURE cover]
Total running time: 27:21
Line Up
Dave “Hourment” CHAIGNE- Guitars & Pitched Vocals
Mike “Ron Maiden” CHAIGNE – Bass & Pig Vocals
Hervé “To Heaven” MOTTÉ – Drums & Crust Vocals
DEFECAL OF GERBE releases & merch @ XENOKORP.com
DEFECAL OF GERBE @ Facebook
Russian Metal trio SECOND TO SUN have released a guitar playthrough video for 'Chokk Kapper," a track from crushing new album THE BLACK. Featuring guitarist Vladimir Lehtinen, the video can be viewed at  youtu.be/ZgBHu47sSLg
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.  
www.facebook.com/secondtosun
www.instagram.com/secondtosunofficial
Second to Sun YouTube Channel
Brutal Death has arrived in all its gory glory with Indy Metal Vault's premiere of "Sacrosanct Disembowelment," a song from THE HERETICS FORK's forthcoming album TORMENTORE. Disembowelment awaits; assume the position and click on the link:   www.indymetalvault.com/2018/08/30/track-premiere-the-heretics-fork-sacrosanct-disembowelment/
For fans of BRODEQUIN, MORTICIAN, DEVOURMENT, DISGORGE and PORTAL.
From the darkest reaches of the abyss comes THE HERETICS FORK. Cloaked in enigma, this is a band that operates under strict conditions of anonymity; preferring to let their warped, yet intense brand of brutal death metal stand on its own.
The band's debut recording - Tormentore -  features eight tracks of guttural, cavernous vocals, subsonic riffing and insane blast beats. Faces will melt, and bones will be crushed to dust under the weight of this hell-spawned and demented beast. 
Little is known about THE HERETICS FORK, but the threat is real. Very real. And it's coming. You have been warned.
P2 Records will release Tormentore on October 31.
Track Listing
1. Realms of Unmitigated Anguish
2. Concealed in Infamy
3. Sacrosanct Disembowelment
4. The Malefic Womb
5. Abyssal Submergence
6. Diminished Unto Lunacy
7. Unhuman Engorgement
8. Vespers of Torment
p2omerta.blogspot.com/
p2loggia.bigcartel.com/
www.facebook.com/p2loggia
Romanian Death Metallers SADDAYAH present new single, APOPHENY OF LIFE  . In wait of their release show in Bucharest on the 7th of September ( https://www.facebook.com/events/2035682246470549/ ), Romanian Death Metal squad SADDAYAH present a new single taken off their upcoming debut album, Apopheny of Life, the title track now available for streaming here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ikCRoQn1Tdc
Pre-orders for Apopheny of Life are now open and available here: 
Jewel-case CD:
 http://shop.loudragemusic.com/saddayah-apopheny-of-life
Digital:
 https://loudragemusic.bandcamp.com/album/saddayah-apopheny-of-life
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/    https://www.instagram.com/saddayahband/
Loud Rage Music      www.loudragemusic.com    loudragemusic.bandcamp.com

NEWS 25.8.2018

                                                                                                       
Die Wetterlage hat sich ja nun zum Glück doch verbessert,so dass die alte Kraft und Energie so langsam wiedergekehrten  .Und so konnte man sich in dieser Woche dann doch endlich wieder etwas intensiver draufstürzen ,um Euch mit jeder Menge aktuelles Informationen zu versorgen .Neben neuen Konzert-/Festivalterminen ,News aus dem internationalen Metalgeschehen ,haben wir es doch glatt sogar geschafft ,mal wieder unseren „Senf“ zu nen paar aktuellen Veröffentlichungen abzugeben .
IN DEMONI – „THE GRAND SLAM“    HAMMER
ERODED- “ NECROPATH”
AGGRESSIVE MUTILATOR – “DET DJÄVLANÄSTET” ( TAPE)
Hatte sich unsereins noch vor 2 Wochen über das Interesse oder besser gesagt ,den Absatz der aktuellen Ausgabe beklagt ,so hat sich da doch nun so einiges getan .Ein riesen Dankeschön an der Stelle dann an Euer für das recht reges Interesse ,welches doch dafür gesorgt hast ,dass unsere 150’ziger Auflage doch schon ganz schön geschrumpft ist .Dennoch liegen hier immer noch genügend Exemplare „auf Halde „ ,welche nur darauf warten ,von Euch geordert zu werden .Also ,nicht lange gezögert ,bevor es zu spät ist und wir dann doch eventuell wieder „ausverkauft" sind .Bestellungen ,Kritiken oder vielleicht sogar Lobe gehen an fatalunderground_leo@freenet.de
Rocker! Bad Omen Records ist ein britisches Heavy-Rock-Label, das von einem alten Bekannten geführt wird.  Will Palmer kennen viele von Euch noch als einen der Köpfe hinter Rise Above Records und natürlich von den famosen Angel Witch. Bei Bad Omen setzt Will ausschließlich auf Heavy Rock mit Old-School-Werten.
Eins der Pferde im Stall sind die schicken SPELL aus Vancouver, die – logo – altschulig durch die Speaker rocken.
Das Debüt "For None And All" haben viele von Euch vor zwei Jahren abgefeiert. Obwohl "Debüt" gar nicht so wirklich gestimmt hat.
SPELL haben bereits zuvor eine Platte eingespielt, die jetzt erstmalig in der ursprünglich geplanten Form erscheint.
"THE FULL MOON SESSIONS" zeigt die Band von ihrer rohesten, ungehobeltsten Seite.
Die ehemaligen Thrashmetaller Stryker präsentieren sich hier noch um einiges ruppiger, entfachen jedoch bereits den Zauber, der "For None And All" so einzigartig gemacht hat.
Ohne nennenswertes Budget in diversen magischen Nachtschichten (daher rührt auch der Titel) eingespielt, zeigt "The Full Moon Sessions" ein etwas anderes, aber nicht minder beeindruckendes Gesicht einer Band, die nach wie vor am Anfang einer (großen) Karriere steht.
Mit Schmackes widmen sich die Kanadier einer Zeitreise, die perfekt die Mystik der Siebziger mit der In-your-face-Attitüde der Achtziger verbindet.
Blue Öyster Cult, frühe Rush, Judas Priest, man hört hier so einiges heraus, und doch brauen sich SPELL daraus ihr eigenes düsteres Süppchen.
www.facebook.com/spellspell
Gordeon Music - Zelterstraße 8 - 10439 Berlin           info@gordeonmusic.de
Rocker! Bad Omen Records ist ein britisches Heavy-Rock-Label, das von einem alten Bekannten geführt wird.  Will Palmer kennen viele von Euch noch als einen der Köpfe hinter Rise Above Records und natürlich von den famosen Angel Witch.  Bei Bad Omen setzt Will ausschließlich auf Heavy Rock mit Old-School-Werten.
Gestartet ist der Reigen 2013 mit den arschcoolen SATAN´S SATYRS, die jetzt mit vier Alben bereits Label-Veteranen sind.
Die Kerle aus Virginia (Mainman Clayton Burgess kennt man übrigens auch von Electric Wizard) dröhnen durch Dungeon Rock, was jetzt keine auf Deibel komm raus coole neue Schublade sein soll, sondern den Sound der Band einfach verdammt gut trifft.
SATAN´S SATYRS sind Fans von kultigen alten Filmen (am besten natürlich auf VHS), Garagen-Gedröhn (musikalisch und auch fahrbare Untersätze betreffend) und natürlich Satan.
Das Resultat versprüht Detroit-1965-Feeling, Punk-Appeal, Glam-Ästhetik und wird mit einer guten Dosis New Wave Of British Heavy Metal angereichert.
"THE LUCKY ONES" verbindet die Trash-Ästhetik der Band wieder mit richtig coolen Hooks.
Dazu kommt eine durch diverse Touren gestählte unüberhörbare Band-Identität und seit kurzem auch ein zweiter Sechssaiter, der für eine zusätzliche Ladung Druck und jede Menge totschicke Twin-Gitarren sorgt.
Die Typen feuern weiter aus allen Zylindern!
www.facebook.com/satanssatyrs
Gordeon Music - Zelterstraße 8 - 10439 Berlin  info@gordeonmusic.de
Werte Mitstreiter, ØLTEN nennen ihr neues Album ganz unschuldig "AMBIANCE". Aber sie meinen die böseste Form dieses Stils: durch und durch düster, abschüssig, verneinend, zwar immer wieder mit kleinen Hoffnungsfunken und ein gaaaaaaanz bisschen Licht am Ende des Tunnels, aber dennoch trüber als es der kommende Herbst je sein könnte.
"Ambiance" ist ein Biest, das seine Boshaftigkeit nicht durch Muskelspiele beweisen muss.
In der (vermeintlichen) Ruhe liegt hier die Kraft.
"Ambiance" wurde live aufgenommen, gemeinsam in einem Raum, so wie es Bands irgendwann früher mal gemacht haben.
Das Album atmet, ist organisch, echt, ungekünstelt. Es ist perfekt arrangiert, aber zugleich spontan, entfesselt und doch kontrolliert.
Und so heavy wie die Herkunft der Band, das Schweizer Jura-Gebirge.
"Heavy Rock Porn Sludge Instrumental" nennen die drei Musiker ihr Baby.
Lasst Euch inspirieren!
Formate:
LP - Handmade screen printed testpresses – lim. to 50 copies
LP – Label and pre-order exclusive color – lim. to 150 copies
LP – Band exclusive color – lim. to 250 copies
LP – Black LP – lim. to 400 copies
CD - Digisleeve 2 panels
Digital
https://oltenband.com
www.facebook.com/oltenband
Gordeon Music - Zelterstraße 8 - 10439 Berlin     info@gordeonmusic.de
MUSICAL MASSACRE haben ein neues Video hochgeladen, das von Facebook mehrfach gelöscht wurde, obwohl es gegen Kindesmissbrauch ist. Bei Youtube findet Ihr das Video unter. https://youtu.be/FPLJFNJgqQE
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.
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ANGRY NATION – “EMBRACING THE COLLAPSE”
Die austro-italienische Thrash-Formation ANGRY NATION geht in die zweite Runde. Nach dem Debütalbum „The Fail Decade“, erschienen 2016, veröffentlichen die Wr. Neustädter Metal Veteranen Walter Oberhofer(git) und Wolfgang Süssenbeck (voc) am 8. September 2018 gemeinsam mit ihren italienischen Mitstreitern Alessandro Vagnoni (dr) und Jacopo Rossi(b-git) ihren zweiten Streich. Der brachiale Sound des Silberlings unterstreicht den Anspruch dieser österreichisch-italienischen Musikerfreundschaft. Der neu hinzugekommene Rossi führt sich gleich im zweiten Song mit exzellentem Bassspiel ein und unterstreicht mit seinen Bassläufen konsequent den eingeschlagenen Weg der Band, einem Tanz auf der Rasierklinge am schmalen Grat der Trennlinie zwischen Thrash und Death Metal. Die Songs wirken eine Spur geradliniger und eingängiger als auf der Debutscheibe, auch das Gesamtbild wirkt entschieden harmonischer, sicherlich bedingt durch den ausgewogenen Mix, hergestellt von Alessandro Vagnoni von Plaster Productions, nicht zuletzt sicherlich aber auch dank des Masterings vom 360 Grad Producer Jens Bogren. Gerade das Songwriting von W. Oberhofer vermag, Spannung und Erwartung aufkommen zu lassen, und mit geschickten Wendungen und der essentiellen Portion an Aggression und Gefühl den Zuhöhrer in den Bann zu ziehen. Hymnische Melodiebögen wechseln mit heftigen Riffstakkatos und buhlen um die Gunst des geneigten Headbangers. A. Vagnonis Schlagzeugrythmen decken die gesamte Bandbreite einer modernen Produktion ab und transportieren die meist im oberen Mid-Tempo angesiedelten Riffkaskaden in eine zielgenaue Richtung, treffsicher ins Herz des Thrash Metal Fans.
Konzeptionell bleibt sich das Quartett auf dem neuen Release im Wesentlichen treu. Die teilweise sozialkritischen und fast ein wenig anarchisch anmutenden Lyrics der Songs wurden auch im Coverartwork fortgesetzt, für das der renommierte State-Of-The-Art Künstler Joachim Luetke verantwortlich zeichnet. Für weitere nationale Beteiligungen sorgen die beiden Musiker von Ghidrah, Lukas Kager (dr) und Thomas Fuchs (git), sowie Alex Kodnar, die allesamt den Song „State Of Deception“ mit ihrem Können veredeln, sowie der Gastauftritt der talentierten Grimmra Noir, die auf dem leicht progigen „Freedom´s Origins“ mit ihrer Gesangsleistung ein kleines Glanzlicht zu setzen vermag.
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