NEWS 17.6.2018

                                                                                                        
Mit großen Schritten geht es nun aufdie Fertigstellung unserer aktuellen Jubileumsausgabe Nr . 50 zu .Das Wetter in den letzten 14 Tagen war ja nun nicht wirklich so ,als das man tagtäglich nur so vor Kraft strotzte .Dennoch haben wir uns nun selbst so richtig fett in den Arsch getreten und intensiv damit beschäftigt ,all das vorhandene Material reinzubeamen und fertig zu layouten .Zwar schaffen es auch dieses Mal wieder ganze 2 Interviews nicht mit ins Heft ,was an den unterschiedlichsten Ursachen liegt .Aber wir denken und hoffen mal ,das wir Euch die dann in der nächsten ( hoffentlich im Dezember erscheinenden Ausgabe ) präsentieren können .
Da wir in den letzten beiden Wochen nun doch arg mit Lust ,Laune und Kraftreserven zu kämpfen hatten ,war es nun absolut nicht drin ,sich da auch noch um die Aktualisierung der Webside zu kümmern . Aber umso fetter können wir Euch jetzt und hier wieder mit aktuellen Neuigkeiten aus der „Szene“ beglücken !
Sehr geehrte Extremsportler! Nach über 20 Karrierejahren muss man JUNGLE ROT nun wirklich niemandem mehr vorstellen. Die Truppe aus Wisconsin steht für barbarisches Extremmetall, das den Feind auch noch nach dem Hissen der weißen Fahne erbarmungslos niedermäht. Das neue Schlachtfest hat man schlicht und ergreifend "JUNGLE ROT" getauft und lässt es jetzt via Victory Records auf die Szene los. Der Titel suggeriert es bereits: Die Band hat ihren Sound in der Schnittmenge aus Death- und Thrash Metal längst gefunden und ist verdammt stolz drauf. "Jungle Rot" knallt von Anfang bis Ende, gemixt und gemastert hat kein Geringerer als Dan Swanö, und in der Tradition geschmackssicher gewählter Coverversionen präsentiert man diesmal eine grandiose Interpretation von Kreators Classic ´Terrible Certainty´. Und hört mal genau hin, wer auf ´Fearmonger´ die Gast-Vocals übernimmt. Ja, das ist der Frontmann von einer der anderen Teutonic-4-Kapellen: Schmier von Destruction.
Den Song könnt Ihr HIER schon mal hören:
 https://youtu.be/IKzgP7O4WJ4
Geziert wird das Prachtwerk erneut von einem absoluten Weltklasse-Grusel-Artwork.
www.jungle-rot.com   www.facebook.com/igotjunglerot
Die schweizerische Thrash Metal Band CORPUS DELICTI bietet energiegeladene Songs, denen es nie an der Geschwindigkeit mangelt: Brachiale Gitarren und donnernde Double Bass Läufe, dazu wütende Vocals! Dieser schöne Mix produziert eine komplexe Rhythmik wie man sie in den alten Songs der Eidgenossen von Celtic Frost oder auf den frühen Alben von Kreator wiederfindet. Kenner und Liebhaber des Genres werden diese sicherlich zu schätzen wissen. Vollgas und voll auf die Zwölf!
Traf man sich anfangs noch zum Jammen und Spielen von Coversongs, widmete man sich kurz darauf dem Schreiben eigener Songs. 2013 fassten Drummer Simon Bommeli, die Gitarristen Manuel und Jonas Ehrismann, sowie Sänger Sileno Püntener den Entschluss zur Bandgründung. Mit dem ersten Lineup-Wechsel im Winter 2015 - Tiziano Iannuzzo übernahm den Platz des ausgestiegenen Jonas Ehrismann - kamen ebenfalls Gedanken über ein eigenes Album auf und so entstanden die ersten Songs für das jetzt erscheinende Album „BREAK EVERYTHING“.
Erste Schritte dazu wurden im Jahr 2016 unternommen, als man mit dem Recording der Pilotspuren begann. Die Aufnahmen im Studio waren im Sommer 2017 abgeschlossen. Ebenfalls in diesem Jahr spielte die Band ihre ersten Live-Auftritte um das Material vor Publikum zu testen.
Im Juli 2018 wird das Album nun endlich von Blood Rite Records weltweit veröffentlicht.
Ein Lyric Video zum Titelsong Break Everything gibt's hier:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ssv6W-FvPnY
facebook.com/corpusdelictiband/
Mit "THE DAMAGE" veröffentlichen MOTORJESUS Single Nummer drei aus dem am 15.06. (kommenden Freitag!) erscheinenden Album "Race To Resurrection".
Vorbestellen könnt ihr das Album hier:  https://lnk.to/RaceToResurrection
Schaut euch den Clip an:  https://youtu.be/DMGCqzIDvcM
Song wie auch Video sind ein Statement in Sachen Rock'n'Roll-Attitüde. Ruhig mal einen Gang höher schalten, ein bisschen Gas geben und den inneren Schweinehund rauslassen. - Wer braucht das nicht von Zeit zu Zeit?
https://www.facebook.com/motorjesus/   http://www.motorjesus.net
Die italienischen Post-Apokalyptischen Thrasher REVOLUTIO werden ihr neues Album Vagrant am 9. November via Inverse Records veröffentlichen.
Um die Ankündigung zu feiern, hat die Band ein Lyric-Video für Meek And The Bold veröffentlicht. 
https://youtu.be/XRqegRXYZ-s
Sänger Maurizio Di Timoteo kommentierte:
“Vagrant besteht aus vielen Reisen, Reisen zu entfernten und unmöglichen Orten. Einige dieser Orte leben in unseren Köpfen, andere werden in unseren Seelen aufbewahrt. Meek and the Bold gräbt sich in den endlosen Konflikt, der in jedem von uns tobt. Unsere milde Seite möchte Opfer vermeiden und Leiden ertragen, während die kühne Seite den Kampf für die Veränderung unserer Welt von Hass und Elend umarmt. Diese beiden Aspekte können nicht getrennt werden, weil dies die Natur der menschlichen Seele ist. Die Annahme dieser Dualität als eine natürliche Bedingung ist ein entscheidender Schritt im Bewusstsein des Selbst.”
Sie können die digitale Single Meek And The Bold auf
Amazon herunterladen oder auf Spotify streamen. Das physische Format von Vagrant kann hier vorbestellt werden https://bit.ly/2LIP4mG
Die Trackliste zu Vagrant liest sich wie folgt:
1. Aftermath
2. Meek and the Bold
3. What Breaks Inside
4. The Oracle
5. Ozymandias
6. Eclipse
7. Silver Dawn
8. Requiem
9. Daydream
10. The Great Silence
REVOLUTIO line-up:
Maurizio Di Timoteo – Gesang, Rhythmusgitarre
Luca Barbieri – Lead Gitarre
Francesco Querzé – Bass
Davide Pulito – Schlagzeug
http://www.facebook.com/RevolutioBand    http://www.inverse.fi
Russian Metal trio SECOND TO SUN are proud to announce the release of THE BLACK, a reissue of the Blackbound (2016) album, which was re-recorded to add vocals, among several other enhancements.  
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.
Guitarist, bassist, and mastermind of the project, Vladimir Lehtinen released the following statement concerning The Black:
"Being the child of my thoughts, this album is the true face of the band - a well-fused combination of melodic black metal and groove metal the way we see it. As always, the album includes a separate unique story behind each song."
"Our ambitions were through the roof on this release - we re-recorded and improved the lines for all the instruments, including the drums, bass, and even addinig some extra guitars, while Gleb's [Sysoev] vocals sound as massive and crushing as always. Honesty and a natural aggressive sound are the qualities that distinguish independent artists from purely commercial ones these days, and we are happy that we can create music for the sake of art and not for just raking in some cash. We hope that our sound, punchy and somewhat scary, like a gust of cold northern wind in a seemingly empty home in the middle of the night will let you get fully immersed in the atmosphere that we embedded in the music - nine different stories related to darkness. Darkness in temptations, actions, soul, socium, thoughts - darkness in anything and everything you can possibly imagine. Don't forget that each song has annotations, as we try to create real musical works of art that frighten with their beauty. And beauty is enchanting."
The Black is available on  Spotify,  iTunes,  Bandcamp,  and other digital retailers.
Track List
1. Ladoga Master
2. The Wall
3. Chokk Kapper
4. Vasilisa
5. Region 13
6. The Fool
7. Mrakobesie pt. 1- Divine
8. Mrakobesie pt. 2- Letter
9. Mrakobesie pt. 3- Hunger
10. Mrakobesie pt. 4- MK ULTRA RU
BIO
Second To Sun is a metal band from Saint Petersburg, Russia, founded in 2012 by its guitarist Vladimir Lehtinen. Unlike many modern metal bands, who tend to gain fans and spread their music using a more visual element - live performances, music videos, band image, etc., Second To Sun try to concentrate on the musical aspect more and use visual elements (artwork, etc.) to give more depth and back story to the music. The band's music contains a unique blend of metal genres: on the one hand, it has the many rhythmic elements of groove metal; on the other -hand, it continues the legacy of such classic Scandinavian black metal bands as Emperor, Mayhem, and Dakthrone. Such diverse musical roots of the band protrude from Vladimir Lehtinen's songwriting, Gleb Sysoev's soul-crushing vocals and Fedor Borovsky's groovy drum lines. The band releases two versions of each album - the vocal and the instrumental one. Everything the band does is 100% DIY and 100% independent - they aren't signed to any labels and don't outsource anything - everything is composed and recorded by the band's members. Each individual instrumental composition is accompanied by unique artwork and a hefty description of the story the composition tells, which provides a deeper insight into the music, as well as the band's inspiration and creative process. Second To Sun released new album The Black on May 16, 2018.
www.facebook.com/secondtosun/   
Rogers (AR) - A JUDGEMENT DIVINE, the forthcoming new album from Black/Death Metal duo TORII, is now streaming in its entirety. The album will be released on June 8. Stream and pre-order at  torii.bandcamp.com/album/a-judgement-divine
Though black and death metal are core elements, the basic description doesn't quite capture the breadth of the music, colored as it is with post-metal grays and streaks of doom. Multi-instrumentalist/lyricist Bill Masino and vocalist/lyricist Eric May have created yet another masterwork of oppressive darkness and an intensity that burns continually, all of which confirms Toilet ov Hell's praise of TORII as "undoubtedly the single best unsigned band in the entire Razorback State of Arkansas." Topped off with stunning cover artwork by Cornelius van Haarlem (depicting two followers of Cadmus devoured by a Dragon, 1588), A Judgement Divine is nothing short of a watershed release.
"Multi-instrumentalist Bill Masino and vocalist Eric May-who joined forces with Masino for 2013's The Shadow of the Mountain, after a pair of all-instrumental albums-have been making music with a pronounced black/death metal influence, but they also bring something different to the genre." - Indy Metal Vault
"A Black/Death Metal duo who bring the thunder. If you are a fan of black or death metal be sure to get this album." - The Median Man
"Torii are a great sounding mixture of black, sludge, doom, death and post -metal."- A Different Shade of Black Metal
BIO
TORII is a two piece metal band based out of Rogers, Arkansas.  Bill Masino (all instruments / artwork / occasional lyrics) and Eric May (all vocals / lyrics / writings)  began working together in 2013 with their debut album, The Shadow of the Mountain.  Since then TORII has released Elabrynth (2014) and Gates of Paradise (2016).  
torii.bandcamp.com/
Hi – Chris and Paul from Imperative PR here. We are pleased to welcome another heavy armoured division to our ranks, another beast from the savage and unforgiving world of Comatose Music. On August 3rd ABHORRENT DEFORMITY will unveil SLAUGHTER MONOLITH - their second album and a staggering edifice of magnificent horror! In the past, Teeth Of The Divine have described Abhorrent Deformity as “...a vortex of clinical, tech death speed...”, but with Slaughter Monolith they have become so much more...
Within vocalist Mark De Gruchy’s inhuman howling there are twisted tales to beguile the ear, dark paths to be followed, enticing secrets to be found. When these songs open themselves up, revealing an unsuspected vastness, the effect is addictive. A haunted dreamscape is uncovered, a place of shadows and terror that you’d wade through blood to revisit.
Combining frightening technical ability and velocity with the crimson hued temptations of Clive Barker’s Hellraiser mythos and the bludgeoning ambition and bleak visions of Cannibal Corpse’s Gallery Of Suicide, Abhorrent Deformity are taking brutal death metal to a new charnel house of nightmares.
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DEADLY CARNAGE – “ THROUGH THE VOID, ABOVE THE SUNS”
DEADLY CARNAGE’s “Through the Void, Above the Suns” is a phenomenal journey, an unmatched vision of the Cosmos with all its tangible and intangible components: stars, dark matter, black holes. Forces that regulate it up through Light and Time. Each of those often intangible elements has been characterized and almost humanized, to transcend their original dimensions in order to explain themselves to us in an intelligible, universal language of knowledge and enlightenment. It’s a travel that proceeds from the infinitely small world of raw matter to infinite cosmic distances, where Time and Space finally coincide. After everything has been born and has made its course in a myriad of random possibilities, it comes to entropy, to the absolute frost, the loss of every light, the complete end. And, right after, the Universe starts to breath once again, and the eternal cycle restarts.
While in the past DEADLY CARNAGE have explored existentialism, with this new chapter they move towards an universal vision, halfway between science, philosophy, occultism and spirituality.
 What to expect on the musical manifestation side? A wide vision and dark moods following a strong emotional gameplan. Some may recognize doomish shadings, expanding post-rock & shoegaze fields, but the experience still has to be lived…
“Through the Void, Above the Suns” is the fourth album of the band, but it is the first concept album in 12 years of activity. The processing of this album lasted about 4 years.
All previous works have been recorded with another singer, this is the first album with Alexios on vocals (Alexios was already the band's guitarist since 2011).
GENRE: Post-Black / Doom
LABEL: ATMF
BIOGRAPHY
Deadly Carnage was born in 2005 from an idea of Adres (bass) and Marco (drums), after the first few periods of militancy in the Black/Thrash Metal scene, the intentions of the band begin to change; the sounds become more atmospheric and introspective. In 2007 Deadly Carnage began a slow shift away from the Black Metal scene in favor of Doom, Post-Rock and Post-Metal influences. This evolutionary period is crowned with the release of "Manthe" in 2014, but the change of Deadly Carnage has not set a limit, the intention of the band is to continue to experiment, evolve and explore new territories without posing musical limits, without barriers. "Through the Void, Above the Suns" represents another chapter in this evolving.
Through the Void, Above the Suns (Concept)
"There is a sacred geometry in the whispers of the strings, creating music in the space between spheres, take a journey through the Void, above the Suns. Start to inhale quantic hummings, vibrating, chaotic energy fills the void following the first information given: Birth, Create. Where no eye can create Matter with his sight, the real fabric of the universe create the basic pillars of the existence: the Hyle, in bright giant furnaces. And Cosmos can be called like so, following a second law: Procreate. So light trasmits the data of life. Light, Lumis, Light. Cosmos is living, Cosmos is breathing. And we are through Streams of Shine. Eye that creates Matter at sight, Matter that bends time at will, then Cosmos duplicate himself to be aware of his own potential. Segments, Ifenes, portions of frozen spacetime. A view of a giant infinite fractalized universal Tree, where every branches are a pulse of a Divide in the storming dusts of time. From infinite possibilities, universe create a multiverse, channeling in this line of spacetime. This is the choosen path. Cosmos is living, Cosmos is breathing. And all goes to repeat where dilute gases uniform to the void, time's exhale: End, Entropy. Cosmos is living, then he follows the third and last order given: Destroy, dragging its charm of absolute emptiness. But we are a single breathe of his quantic lung, feeling again a geometry, whispers inside spheres. We are travelling inside his body to keep it alive. Universe needs a conscious sentient being from the essence of stars. Cosmos is living. Cosmos is breathing.
And we are through Streams of Shine."
DISCOGRAPHY
Noise of War, Noise of Doom --- [Demo 2006 – sef-prod.]
Sentiero I: Empi Inni Alla Consapevolezza di Sé --- [EP 2007 – self -prod./Dark Babel Records]
Decadenza --- [Album 2008 – self-prod./War Kommand Prod./Dark Babel Records]
Sentiero II: Ceneri --- [Album 2011 – ATMF Prod.]
Manthe --- [Album 2014 – ATMF Prod.]
Chasm --- [EP 2016 – Self-prod.]
Through the Void, Above the Suns --- [Album 2018 – ATMF Prod.]
LINE-UP
Alexios – Vocals, Guitars
Dave - Guitars
Adres - Bass
Marco – Drums
GUEST MUSICIANS
Mike Crinella – Shynts (All Songs), Piano Solo (On Divide)
Alice Masini – Cello (On Hyle)
https://www.facebook.com/DeadlyCarnage/     https://deadlycarnage.bandcamp.com/     https://www.atmf.net/
Occult Death/Black metallers NECROART are back with a brand new single after their impressive song "Caino" released in 2017 and available here: https://youtu.be/QmKDkEfnbLQ.
The new single "MASTODON RISING" is a new step of their long journey to give life and form to the new full length, a new step into darkness!
NECROART "Mastodon Rising" is available here:
https://youtu.be/bao6iaqnrQ0
https://www.facebook.com/necroartband/    https://www.facebook.com/TheGoatmancer/
San Antonio-based blackened death metal horde PIOUS LEVUS has unleashed its debut album - BEAST OF THE FOULEST DEPTHS - on Warfare Noise Productions.
Former members of THORNSPAWN, HOD and BURIAL SHROUD converge for 11 tracks of vile and violent blasphemy in the vein of NECROVORE, BATHORY, DARKTHRONE and BLASPHEMY. The album is available for streaming, download and CD at  www.piouslevus.bandcamp.com.
PIOUS LEVUS was formed by Swornghoul (guitar/vocals) and Necroinferno (drums) in 2014. In 2016 Lord Necron (guitar) joined the fold. All three are ex-members of Texas Black Metal band Thornspawn, an early and dominant force in the Texas black metal movement co-founded by Necron and Swornghoul. During their time in Thornspawn, Necron and Swornghoul were responsible for writing what many now consider the band's most important and influential material.  
After Necron left Thornspawn he started Texas hellraisers Hod while Swornghoul and Necroinferno formed Burial Shroud. It wasn't long before the unholy trio reunited to unleash their most violent band yet - PIOUS LEVUS. The band's debut album "Beast of the Foulest Depths" was released in early May to coincide with first ever live show (w/ black/death metal veterans Morbosidad). Expect unholy violence from these veterans of the Texas Metal Underground. 
PIOUS LEVUS is:
Lord Necron - guitars
Swornghoul - guitars/vocals
Necroinferno - drums
Nazraat - bass
www.facebook.com/Pious-Levus-1892079377689296
Following years of silence, the brutal death-grind veterans in REINFECTION are back. The band has signed a deal with Deformeathing Production which will include a reissue of the out-of-stock debut album, “THEY DIE FOR NOTHING”.
“They Die for Nothing” was recorded in Izabelin Studio and originally released in the USA by Ablated Records in 1999. Fans of death gore and grind metal will be able to revel once again in Reinfection’s debauchery. The reissue will be released as it was originally without new sound mastering or mixing. The only change will be a refreshed graphic design with new artwork and a thicker booklet. The album will be available as a standard jewel case CD with a 12-page booklet on 29 June 2018 via Deformeathing Production.
Pre-orders are available here: 
https://deformeathing.com/en/index.php/reinfection-they-die-for-nothing-cd-pre-order.html
Reinfection were formed in 1994 in Poland and self-released their debut, “The Edge of Her Existence”, in 1998 in cassette format. The demo presented the band as one of the most brutal and sick bands in the metal scene at the time. Following numerous concerts and an exceptional reception from their fans, the band proved their position within their native scene. At that time, Reinfection were on par with names such as Damnable, Parricide, Dead Infection, Yattering, Epitome or Squash Bowels. A year later, the band released their full-length album, “They Die for Nothing” via Ablated Records. This was followed by a series of shorter recordings (split, EP, compilation and demo).
Reinfection are back. Their second full-length album is planned for a September 2018 release. Stay tuned for more information.
Stream “They Die for Nothing” on Bandcamp: 
https://deformeathing.bandcamp.com/album/they-die-for-nothing-dp-028
Reinfection online:  Facebook (NEW!!!)
Deformeathing Production online:  Website   Facebook
It's been a long time since I wanted to announce this news and finally we're here: DARK MATTER joins My Kingdom Music family.
They come from Iran and face every day the obstacles of being a Rock band in that country but Parsia Moghaddam (guitar & piano), Mehdi 14ch (guitar), Arash Babakan (bass) and Kamand Paymani (female vocals) have created a wonderful ensemble and on June 6th will debut with the first single titled "Except Love", a wonderful poetic and intimate song that sees Daniel Cavanagh from ANATHEMA on vocals and Fab Regmann (ANTIMATTER and DISBELIEF) on drums as special guests.
Waiting for the official release and the presentation of the single "Except Love" on all the digital stores via My Kingdom Music and the official video to be published on tomorrow, we leave you to the presentation of all the band members and Fab Regmann.
Fab Regmann:   https://www.facebook.com/DarkMatterPage/videos/1790726204318660/
Band members presentation:   https://www.facebook.com/DarkMatterPage/videos/1845216045536342/
DARK MATTER will start a tour in Iran on June 9th, touching cities like Tehran and Karaj among others.
This is only the first step of a long journey into the most beautiful and amazing art of DARK MATTER.
PRE-ORDER:
  http://smarturl.it/DARKM-GooglePlay
MY KINGDOM MUSIC: 
  www.mykingdommusic.ne      www.facebook.com/mykingdommusic.label
DARK MATTER:   www.facebook.com/DarkMatterPage
Chicago (IL) - U.S. Doom/Death legends NOVEMBERS DOOM are on the market and seeking a new label to continue their robust legacy. Vocalist Paul Kuhr released the following statement concern the status of the long-running, critically acclaimed quintet:
"After spending over a decade working with The End Records, NOVEMBERS DOOM have fulfilled our contractual obligations, and are now exploring options for the future of the band. We are already hard at work, creating the follow up to the 2017 release of Hamartia, and we are seeking a partnership with a label who understands the importance of the European territory. We are open to talk to anyone and everyone who has a serious offer, as we said, we are exploring all of our options, and need to make the right choice, for both us, and our future home."
www.novembersdoom.com    www.facebook.com/NovembersDoom1989/    www.youtube.com/NovembersDoom1989
French blackened deathcore act NUISIBLE have unveiled a new song called "Burning Embers" from their debut album "SLAVES & SNAKES"    https://deadlight.bandcamp.com/track/burning-embers
"Slaves & Snakes" will be released on september 21st via Deadlight (CD), Terrain Vague (LP), Mallevs Records (Cassette tape)
Finnish modern melodic death metallers THE HYPOTHESIS kickstart the summer by releasing a new single 'WELCOME THE DARKNESS'. The band also announces to hit the studio later this year to record their 2nd full-length album.
Along with their previous standalone single “Illusion Now!” the band shows more rhythmic side of their music with WELCOME THE DARKNESS. The single is yet again produced, mixed and mastered by the guitarist-singer Juuso Turkki. 
"These two songs are perfect showcase of our musical transition meanwhile we engage the composing mode to get the second album done!" - Juuso Turkki / guitar
Listen WELCOME THE DARKNESS on Spotify:
   https://spoti.fi/2sJ1h2R
Members:
Antti Seppälä - Vocals
Juuso Turkki - Vocals & Guitar
Asko Sartanen - Guitar
Markku "Neissu" Ruuskanen - Bass
Rolf Pilve - Drums
https://www.facebook.com/TheHypothesisband/      https://bit.ly/2ssDapQ
WAIL – “ WISDOM THROUGH AGONY INTO ILLUMINATION AND LUNACY VOL. II “
Label: Triumphant Transgressions
Genre: Eclectic Doom/Black Metal
The album's main idea builds on a seeming dualism, on a representation of how the concept of W.A.I.L. includes a whole scale of both negative and positive aspects. Instead of making a strict distinction between the two - for example stating that good and evil are independent and stand-alone entities – They try to show how everything is interconnected. The dualistic illusiveness springs to life from their mind's attempt to make sense of All; in other words, a lot depends on which side of the coin they're looking at, or which aspect of their name they're representing at a given time. Things that appear contradictory and entirely different are, in the end, just the flip sides of the same coin, and therefore parts of a big oneness, which reveals itself through all seeming disparities.
This oneness, in other words the concept of W.A.I.L, only manifests itself, and we then qualitatively evaluate this radiance of energies from their own viewpoints. The album's concept celebrates both the negative and positive aspects - and everything between them in their purest archetypal forms, as they haven't been processed through the ego filter which man starts to build from his birth. In other words, the album's concept studies the notion of oneness, the connections of polarities in a huge labyrinth, and aspires to dive under the surface of these so-called opposites where a thicker depth opens. They pursue a wider understanding of the heart-core, of the purest primary condition, that pumps beyond the deep ocean and also, paradoxically, in its midst.
Their work therefore also reflects man itself; it is organic and paradoxical, a radiating comprehensive being, the distinct rays and energies of which can only be classified, for example, as occultistically or politically charged. This doesn't mean, however, that disparity (of any kind) couldn't be found at least on the surface level or that the manifestations of energies in the matter couldn't under any circumstance be qualitatively classified and/or put into their own places. Even though all the rays emanate from the same core, many of them shine brighter than the others. While the former reach over mountains and forests, the latter remain at the murky and muddy bottom of deep seas. The radiance of some of the rays, on the other hand, is completely invisible or incomprehensible to us, but they all fulfill their own meaning and paradigm. Every thing different, every thing of different value. This full-length strives to reach a more veritable platform that fathoms the spirit and doesn't stop at its own individual trivialities but instead continues to be ever-moving and incessant, dictated by the cosmic laws. It's an attempt to discover our transcendental self which is not, however, separate from us; it's an attempt to be one with the absolute.
Line-up:
A.E. - Guitars, vocals 
S.F. - Drums, percussions, bass, additional solo guitars, kantele, recorder, didgeridoo, synthesizer, grand piano 
J.I. - Bass, recording, mixing, mastering 
P.R. - Main vocals 
L.L. - Violin 
Main vocals on "Absolute" and all vocals on "Reawakening" by A.E.
Cover drawing by BadNewsBrown.
https://wisdomthroughagonyintoilluminationandlunacy.bandcamp.com/album/wisdom-through-agony-into-illumination-and-lunacy-vol-ii
Horror Pain Gore Death Productions have signed Texas' dark technical Grindcore beasts DAGGRA and are set to release their new album entitled SETSUNA July 13th on CD and Digital formats. 
Daggra, the emissaries of dark technical Grindcore, bring their poisoned sound to Horror Pain Gore Death Productions with their second full-length album Setsuna. Comprised of musicians spread across Texas, Daggra have spent the last several years crafting a form of Grindcore that is equal parts furious, acerbic, and technical, taking cues from a variety of influences such as Gridlink, Antigama, Pig Destroyer, 324, Agents Of Abhorrence as well as the human condition as a whole. 
Setsuna translates to "a moment/instant", and it is an exploration of the transient moments have the most significant impacts on life and existence. This album also serves as the swansong for the band's longtime original vocalist, who delivers a final performance akin to raging aural wildfire. With maniacal drumming and razor-sharp riffs to complete the calculated chaos, the introspective vitriol of Setsuna burns fiercely, leaving only a smoldering heap in its wake.
TRACK LISTING:
1. Blood Mosaic
2. Sculpting Discord
3. Wrong End Of Gravity
4. Setsuna
5. Non Compos Mentis
6. Tarnished
7. Imposter
8. Cold Calculation
9. Scars Over Scars
10. Medusa's Truth
11. Shatterpoint
12. Object
13. Panoramic Ruin
14. Wards Of Greater Failures
15. Empty As Your Words
Check out album track "Blood Mosaic" at  https://youtu.be/5uk6N0HyGCI
CD   http://www.horrorpaingoredeath.com/store/hpgd171.html
Digital   https://hpgd.bandcamp.com/album/setsuna
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HOTH – “ASTRAL NECROMANCY”
Label: Epicurus Records
Genre: Melodic Black Metal
"The second track, “The Living Dreams of a Dead God” which the Vault has the pleasure of premiering below, ups the momentum with a crunchy, galloping riff, and a big ol’ chorus to boot. Take special note of the guitar solo, and rest assured that its blackened quality applies to every lead guitar moment throughout the album. Too many bands that shred as well as Hoth have guitar solos that sound like someone playing pick-up sticks on a fretboard, but the Seattle duo keep their leads coherent and structured."
Indy Metal Vault premiered an exclusive track
 AT THIS LINK.
Description:
Astral Necromancy is a collection of black magic rituals and unholy spells that weave a tale of forbidden knowledge and spiritual transcendence. This is a concept album – but one of a somewhat different sort. Oathbreaker was a concept album that lead the listener down a darker and darker path; it was a linear journey. On the other hand, Astral Necromancy already exists in the crushing, unforgiving darkness. There are no paths. There is no light and no hope - just an exploration of cosmic mysteries and black magic – a journey in infinite directions. It is a concept album in the sense that there is a common thread through each of the songs that bind them together as each individually explores an aspect of this darkness. The eleven tracks on the album explore themes ranging from corruption of the self to what lies at the end of all time; from journeys through frostbitten wastelands to the acquisition of forbidden knowledge, and more. We hesitate to be any more specific than that because the meaning of the album is best expressed through listening to it. The experience itself brings its own meaning to each listener.
Astral Necromancy is the product of three intense years of writing and composition between 2015 and 2018. Weaker parts of the album were left on the cutting room floor when newer, better ideas surfaced in our minds. We wanted every piece of the album to match our vision of vile sorcery so powerful and terrifying it could reshape the cosmos. We worked together as one mind, reworking songs and rearranging compositions until we reached this perfection. Throughout this process, we strove to improve on every aspect of Hoth, and the results are apparent in the quality of both composition and production: we acquired new software, new instruments, and learned new techniques.
We personally feel we have built a musical monument that casts a shadow over Oathbreaker and moves us closer to the fetid singularity at the end of all creation. We hope that all our listeners and fans will agree, and will enjoy Astral Necromancy with the same (or greater) enthusiasm as our past efforts.
Credits:
All music and lyrics written by Hoth
Performed, recorded, and produced in Seattle, WA by Hoth
Mastered by Mika Jussila at Finnvox Studios, Finland
Album artwork by Dusty Peterson
Original logo design by Daniel Suter
Hoth is Eric Peters and David Dees
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Hailing from Canada, black metallers BLACK PESTILENCE have released their fifth full length album "URBAN HELL RHYTHMICS" on May 25th.
You can get to know their latest work here:
https://blackpestilence.bandcamp.com
Formed in 2008 by bassist/vocalist Valax, Black Pestilence has been known for their unique sounding black metal by combining grimy punk rock with electronic noise. In 2009, Black Pestilence's first full-length album, "Vice" was independently released. “Vice” was originally released as a one-man solo project. Founding member, Valax later recruited live members in order to take the music to the live stage. Valax simply describes the music as "black metal built on punk and noise." The album scored favourable reviews on various metal websites such as The Metal Observer and Metal Storm.
Over the years, Black Pestilence has released five full-length albums, filmed four music videos, and performed all over Canada and a handful of European countries. They have also shared the stage with a number of notable bands including, Absu, Skeletonwitch, Toxic Holocaust, Wednesday 13, and The Black Dahlia Murder.
Tracklist:
1. Artificial
2. D.I.Y. 666
3. Hymns for the Black Mass
4. Vertex
5. Back to the Underground
6. Digital Degeneration
7. Devil of My Life
8. Deny the System
9. Countess of Dominion
Album Line up:
Valax - Vocals, Bass, Guitar, Samples, Waterphone
Little V - Session Drums
Live Line up:
Valax - Vocals/Bass
Dan - Guitar
Dave - Drums
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SANCTRUM – “ WALK WITH VERMIN “
Label: Big Balls Productions
Genre: Death/Thrash Metal
Sounds Like: At the Gates, The Haunted, The Crown
Sanctrum are:
Irfan Cancar - Vocals 
Viktor Arfwedson - Guitar
Alex Tollin - Guitar
Emil Anter - Bass
Oskar Odelbo - Drums
This is the brand new EP "Walk with Vermin" from Sanctrum. The follow up to ”ROT” is a natural step in the evolution of Sanctrum where they have combined the best elements of their past records and added some new flavours to the mix. Releaseparty is beeing held in Sanctrums hometown Uppsala on June 9th.
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Turkeys' BURIAL INVOCATION are set to unleash their long-awaited debut full-length album, ABIOGENESIS. After years of silence the band has returned with a new line-up and five lumbering tracks of subhuman death metal.
Abiogenesis will be available July 6 on limited-edition vinyl with CD and digital release dates set for August 17 via Dark Descent Records. 
Album track "Phantasmogoric Transcendence" is streaming at:  www.youtube.com/watch?v=r2frfw2Jc-0
BURIAL INVOCATION exploded onto the underground scene when their debut EP Rituals of the Grotesque, released in early 2010. Coincidentally, this was the first release under the newly-formed Dark Descent Records banner. The initial pressing of this CD sold out quickly as the band's brand of doomy, crypt-dwelling death metal was infectious as it was blistering.  
Mixing elements of Finnish death metal among other influences, BURIAL INVOCATION followed up the debut EP the next year on the well-received split 7" with Japan's Anatomia. This split, also released on Dark Descent Records, quickly sold out. The band eventually followed these releases with some memorable live appearances including the initial version of Copenhagen's legendary Kill Town Death Fest.
In the years since, the band was inactive as members pursued other projects and interests.  There were rumblings from the band including small European tour runs and we were largely left to wonder what happened to BURIAL INVOCATION?  
In 2017, the fires were lit once more as the band were said to be working on a new album.  Once again under the Dark Descent Records banner (vinyl via long-time ally Me Saco Un Ojo), Abiogenesis sees this Turkish crew reign once more.  No longer will we be left wondering...Burial Invocation has returned and the wait has been well worth it.
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MASADA – “ WHEN THE LIGHTS GO OUT”
Label: Wulverine Records
Masada: those who would choose death over enslavement or tyranny.
Forged on the frozen North shore of Chicago, Masada is a metal band based on brotherhood, truth and honor. Masada formed in 1986 and led a 5 year reign of terror through the Midwest with 3 independent releases and a live show that resembled a riot more than a concert. Unable to contain the raw power of these shows Masada found themselves unable to book many of the areas venues and eventually parted ways in 1991. Although the band had broken apart the members remained close. Guitarist Paul Quinn stated, “We always felt like we had unfinished business. We were on a roll that got out of control and we’ve always talked about that time as being really special. I guess we all felt like we had lightning in a bottle for a moment and once you do that, you always have that burning desire to know if you can still do it at that level.” 
An article on the band Meshuggah explaining how they were able to write and record via the internet became the catalyst for a new start. Founding members Paul Quinn and Nick Travetto tapped Doug Hamel, Ray Vazquez ( ex- fleshgrind ) and Jim Harte ( original ex-drummer and founder of Jungle Rot ) to join the group and establish a powerful new line up. In 2014 the band was able to capitalize on the emerging technology of internet recording while video conferencing proved to be exactly what they needed. Having the ability to be separated by 1000 miles but still able to see, talk to and collaborate musical ideas turned a reunion dream into reality. The first order of business was to record some of the old material just to see if it could be done and it became apparent that not only could it work but it opened the door to write and record new songs. 
The 2014 release of “Old Warnings and New Truths” is a 5 song EP. of 3 new songs and 2 from the 1986-1991 era. As soon as the mixing was completed for the new cd, Masada began writing more songs for another EP. 
In 2018  “When The Lights Go Out”  A six song EP was released. Eager to get back on the road and play shows, Masada continues to record new material as they prepare for live dates.
The lightning has been successfully put back into the bottle! 
Line up 
Nick Travetto -vocals 1986-Present
Paul Quinn- guitars 1986-Present
Doug Hamel- bass 2014-Present
Jim Harte- drums 2014-Present
Ray Vazquez- guitars 2014-Present
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Also slithering back into their pit are the depraved fiends of FLESH HOARDER. Featuring eleven tracks of sewer trawling vocals, unrelenting drum battery and riffs like thick, choking sludge their Homicidal Necrophile debut takes you deeper into the filth than you have ever gone before. ‘Ritualistic Rape Victims’ sucks you into a world of blood and pain, ‘Tortured Beyond The Grave’ drowns you in unstoppable waves of gore, ‘Human Drapery’ enfolds you in nightmares, suffocating you with fear and panic...and the onslaught on your senses just keeps coming. There is no mercy, no moment of respite when you are in the hands of the Homicidal Necrophile!
“So raw that you can nearly inhale the stench of the marrow in the bone...” – ZERO TOLERANCE MAGAZINE
“...a murderous brand of golden era inspired brutal death metal...” – METAL INJECTION
“...one of my favorite brutal death metal albums so far this year.” – THE METAL VOID
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The Danish blackened death metallers CROCELL have released a lyric video for the song “Black Death Redemption”. Check it out here:  www.youtube.com/watch?v=UEnz6ssaUc
“Black Death Redemption” is the opening track from the band’s fifth album, “RELICS”, which was released by LongLife Records on March 16th 2018. 
The album is available on cd, white vinyl and digital download from the band’s Bandcamp profile: 
www.crocelldk.bandcamp.com
"Relics" was recorded and produced by Jacob Olsen at JBO Sound, and it features hand-drawn cover artwork by BF.B, who has previously worked with Metal Magic Festival, Vomit Angel, Ligfaerd, and Departed Souls among others.
“Relics” track listing:
1. Black Death Redemption
2. Once Called Slaves
3. Conqueror’s Tyranny
4. Tombworld
5. Plague Altar
6. Last Dawn Duet
7. Mammon Rise
8. Liar’s Labyrinth
9. World At Its End (instrumental)
Line-up:
CROCELL was founded in Aarhus, Denmark in 2007 and features members known from Illdisposed, Panzerchrist, Compos Mentis, The Petulant, etc. 
Asbjørn Steffensen – vocals
Tommy Christensen – guitar
Rasmus Hexen Henriksen – guitar
Onkel K. Jensen – bass
Andreas Posselt – drums
ORDINUL NEGRU announce the release of their new video Killing Tristan for the 14th of June, the first video out of a series in support of the band's upcoming full-length album FAUSTIAN NIGHTS planned to be released at the end of July in collaboration with Loud Rage Music.
The video is directed by Mihai Surdea with Electronic Resistance’s collaboration ( http://weresist.ro/ ) and represents a perfect opportunity to permeate the complex concept of the new album and its surrounding elements explored by the band lately. It is also a preview of Ordinul Negru's new approach on compositions, their songs becoming shorter and more dynamic on Faustian Nights compared to previous releases.
“METHOD TO MADNESS” is the third studio release from the Groove Metal band UNDUSTED, recorded in November 2017.
 “We are the band and we act as a team. We collaborate and negotiate to find a new sound. That particular album has fulfilled every band’s member demands. We encounter this for the first time”, - frontman Igor states. 
Preserving the original playing style with groovy drums and broken beats, melodic guitars are introduced into the tracks, filling the atmosphere with the cryptic sense.
Lyrics should not be overlooked as well. The whole album is telling a story of one’s overwrought angst, inner struggle against uncertainty in front of the hopelessness, about the consciousness mending superior powers, putrefaction and lordship.
“Method To Madness” will love not only the fans of metal music, but the sincere aesthetes of sound.
For fans of: Meshuggah, Gojira, Lamb of god, Slipknot, Thy art is murder, Carnifex, Omega Diatribe, Decapitated, Heaven Shall Burn, Caliban, Chimaira, Parkway Drive.
Tracklist:
1. Method To Madness 04:00
2. Mortal Coil 03:43
3. Crown Whore 03:00
4. Facing The Hopeless 03:40
5. Titan Phantom 03:16
Total playing time: 17:42
BIOGRAPHY
"Method To Madness" was mixed & mastered by a different sound engineer and it’s sounding is the band’s absolutely new step in the sound production.
Second release "Outdated Beliefs" consists of 5 tracks and sounds more likely to the customary metal music, comparing with the first release.
First release named "4 Of A Kind" is an experimental way to create a metal music structure and sound. It is recorded on the fretless guitars and is a composite of the several tracks created in one potpourri.
UNDUSTED is a Groove Metal band from Latvia, formed in 2005. Despite the numerous guitar player’s line-up changes, the band has performed a tremendous amount of shows, took part in a different Open Air Festivals and Celebrities in Latvia and Estonia, sharing stages with the Metal Star Bands like: AMATORY, STIGMATA, THE KOREA, INSENSE, etc. and therefore gained a wide popularity in the underground music sphere.
UNDUSTED members:
Igor K. – Vocals;
Andrey B. - Guitars;
Deniss P. - Guitars;
Oleg B. – Drums;
Ivan D. - Bass.
Discography:
4 Of A Kind; Digital; 2013; self-released;
Outdated Beliefs; Digital; 2015; self-released;
Method To Madness; CD & Digital; 2017; self-released.
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GUILLOTINE – “ GUILLOTINE “
Genre: black/death/doom
Release date: October 7th, 2017
Record label: self-released
Their seven-track eponymous effort melds a spectrum of heavy sounds ranging from ponderous doom to screeching blackened hell-scapes into a coherent and well-structured organism, with each song capable of standing on its own. Elegantly brutal in its deliberate simplicity, the album delivers immediate satisfaction, in addition to delayed gratification as it reveals its secrets to the repeat listener. Be prepared to journey into a bleak world with strange tales of ancient aliens, time travel, and vampire worm deities. The future is bright for this young band as they begin to work on their forthcoming second offering. 
In an age of decay, the world cries out for metal that delivers with power and reverence for the gods who came before. In answer to the call rises Guillotine, groovy death metal crusaders hailing from Athens and Atlanta, Georgia. Harnessing the sonic extremes of death and black metal while executing with nuance and subtlety, Guillotine is a harbinger of drastic change, of revolution. Heads will roll.
Guillotine was first conceived in 2003 in rural southwest Georgia.  After more than a decade of hibernation, brothers Lance and Adam Miller resurrected Guillotine in 2015 with fresh ideas and direction. Drummer Evan Posey has since joined the lineup, adding his brutal metal pummeling to the Miller brothers’ oozing grooves.  In 2016, Guillotine began playing shows with an album’s worth of original songs, which were immortalized in June 2017 at Ledbelly Sound Studio with Matthew Washburn at the helm recording, mixing, and mastering. This album bears a sound intrinsic to the Miller brothers, combining traces of black metal, old school death metal, and NOLA sludge to create a massive wall of crushing doom.  With lyrical themes of time travel, ancient aliens, interdimensional vampire gods, and conspiracy theories galore, the album sets the scene of the conceptual universe in which the stories of Guillotine will be told.  Feast your ears upon what is only the first taste of Guillotine. 
https://guillotinemf.bandcamp.com/releases
AGATHOS – “ NIHIL EST”
Here's the first EP from black metal act Agathos. Composed by five passages set in an aura of symbolism, raw and overwhelming sound and an atmosphere that places them within the Black Metal style, although far from its classic vision.
Its composition has been centered in the search of a sound that transmits the restlessness of its line-up, coming from bands of the Valencian Extreme Metal and giving greater priority to the overall vision than to the elements separately.
Exhaling the denial of an absolute truth, pure misanthropy towards the absurd search of the human being for the meaning of things. Pretending to reflect the desolation of the human mind and the prevalence of nothingness above everything through five passages loaded with the most absolute nihilism.
https://www.facebook.com/agathosofficial/   https://agathos.bandcamp.com
Mighty Decibel Magazine premiered a devastating track of black/thrash metal legends Sathanas  HERE. This is their 10th full length album and it's every bit as good as you think. Stream the songs on Bandcamp to get a taste of their music. 
SATHANAS (US) - 'NECROHYMNS' RED LP / Autographed Box Set / CD / Merch / Digital (July 10th, 2018)
Genre - Black/Thrash/Death Metal
Release Date - July 10th, 2018
Record Label - Transcending Obscurity Records
For fans of - Master, Nekromantheon, mid-period Darkthrone, Power Trip, Desaster, Destroyer 666, Arallu, Rudra, Immortal, Ravencult, Dissection
Black/thrash metal legends Sathanas return with their 10th full length album, after having tirelessly putting them all out since their inception way back in 1988. One of the most unheralded bands in history, Sathanas have only gone from strength to strength even though there's often little to no acknowledgement of their past efforts. Their latest release 'Necrohymns' should change that. It's an absolute ripper from start to finish. Their brand of black/thrash metal is without gimmicks or trends, and they merely rely on the music to get the job done. They're not recreating any sound or paying homage to a certain band. They've been doing it for 20 years and have only been perfecting their art. It's old school, perfectly tempered to dish out the best kind of riffs having a pulsating rhythm to which it's impossible to not move. It's the kind of thrash that has an inherent black metal component in it that's not only genuine, but is also effortlessly created. It's time Sathanas get their due, even if it's 20 years too late.
Line up: 
Paul Tucker - Guitar, Vocals 
Bill Davidson - Bass 
Jim Strauss - Drums 
Logo by Chris Moyen (Vader, Incantation, Coffins) 
Artwork by Adi Dechristianize (Hellish God) 
Layout and art direction by Francesco Gemelli (Mayhem, Katatonia, Towards Atlantis Lights) 
Track list: 
1. At The Left Hand Of Satan 
2. Of Wrath And Hellfire 
3. Throne Of Satan
4. Harbinger Of Death 
5. Raise The Flag Of Hell 
6. Upon The Wings Of Desecration 
7. Sacramentum
8. Witchcult
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STORMZONE – “ LUCIFER'S FACTORY”
Stormzone released their new video for the song "Cushy Glen" which is a track from our latest album "Lucifer's Factory".
Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aym_xO3QAsM
The story of the outlaw and highwayman Cushy Glen is embedded in Irish folklore, but his lethal tale is not a myth, it is a real story!
He terrorised residents and travelers around the Coleraine area of Northern Ireland for many years just over two centuries ago. Cushy's particular forte was to lie in wait as men left the regions pubs in a drunken state, choosing a victim who looked likely to still have money left in his pockets before pressing ahead with his deadly attack, cutting the throat of the poor soul, robbing him and then making a very hasty exit.
This all took place along a stretch of road notoriously known as the "Murder Hole". It is said that he may well have carried out his dastardly deeds assisted by a band of five rogues, "Cushy's Gang". The highwayman was eventually shot and killed during an attempted robbery, but Cushy's men await his return unaware of his fate, and this video introduces you to them and lets you inside their hideaway!
Directed by: Jim Crone -
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SELGEST RELEASE VIDEO FOR TRACK FROM UPCOMING  LIMITED EDITION DOUBLE 7" :  Norway's SLEGEST have released a video for a track from "Lagnad i E", their upcoming Limited Edition 7", which will be released on RhinoRat Recordings on the 13th June.  According to the band, the video, for the track "Maler Lys I Mørketid",  was "made by our good friend and nature photographer Håvard Nesbø, and combines blistering landscapes with live heavy rock motion picture. Play loud!"
The video for "Maler Lys I Mørketid"  can be seen on SLEGEST's YouTube channel at
 https://youtu.be/GkYKltp7VEw
Comprising  four tracks in all - two of which are live and were recorded during the band's appearance at the Fres Festival in 2017, and  two of which are brand new, and have never been released before. 
With artwork by Renathe H. Bryn, tracklisting for is as follows:
1. Maler Lys I Mørketid
2. Blodets Varme Gjennom Meg
3. Rooted In Knowledge (live in Fresvik)
4. Ho Som Haustar Aleine (live in Fresvik)
"Lagnad i E" will be available as a Limited Edition double 7", with 50 copies released on white vinyl and 200 on black.
"Lagnad i E" is now available to pre-order from the following:
Direct from the band at
 https://slegestwebshop.bigcartel.com/product/slegest-lagnadie-7-vilnyl
From RhinoRat Recordings at
 https://rhinorat.no/store
SLEGEST are currently working on their third full-length album, which is currently being recorded at Conclave and Earshot Studios  in Bergen.   Drums have already been recorded by Bjørnar E. Nilsen (VULTURE INDUSTRIES, BLACK HOLE GENERATOR), and Herbrand Larsen will be handling the mixing.  It is anticipated that the album will hit the streets on Dark Essence Records in the Autumn of this year.
In October  SLEGEST are set to join Dark Essence Records label-mates TAAKE for part of the latter's European tour.  Dates so far confirmed are:
13.10: Night Fest Metal IX, Arlon, BE
14.10: Dynamo, Zurich, CH
15.10: Backstage, Munich, DE
17.10: A38, Budapest, HU
20.10: Viper Room, Vienna, AU
More information about SLEGEST can be found on the band's website at  http://www.slegest.no/ or their official Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/slegest/ or Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/slegest/
Horror Pain Gore Death Productions have signed Filthadelphia's black/death destroyers BLASPHEMOUS and are set to release their new album, EMERGING THROUGH FIRE July 27 on CD and Digital formats. 
Resurfacing from the darkest depths of Filthadelphia, Blasphemous make their long awaited HPGD debut with their first release since 2010's Bearer Of The Darkest Plagues. Formed in 2003, Blasphemous are back and more intense than ever before, unleashing eight new tracks of intense Black/Death Metal fury. Emerging Through Fire is a must have release for fans of Black Witchery, Deicide, Dissection, God Dethroned, Gorgoroth, Immortal and Morbid Angel.
Check out album track  "Mouth Of Lies" at  youtu.be/4vQLL-cnHWc
Emerging Through Fire is now available for pre-order at:
CD -  www.horrorpaingoredeath.com/store/hpgd172.html
Digital - hpgd.bandcamp.com/album/emerging-through-fire
TRACK LISTING:
1. The Unholy Light
2. Emerging Through Fire
3. Descend Into Nothingness
4. Salvation Denied
5. Death Realm
6. Mouth Of Lies
7. Possessed By Madness
8. Soul Of Ten Thousand Sorrows
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Chilean Thrashers HELLISH will release sophomore album THE SPECTRE OF LONELY SOULS July 27 on Unspeakable Axe Records (the album will be available through international distribution channels on August 31).  Stream new track "The Walker of Shadows" at the following link: youtu.be/cnvUnSiH6xg
Pre-orders are available now at this location.
Many continents can lay claim to being formative breeding grounds for various pieces of the extreme metal puzzle, but perhaps none were such a melting pot as South America in the 1980s.  Bands in Brazil, Chile, and other countries pushed thrash metal to its limits until it blurred into what would later be known as black and death metal, and dressed the whole thing in extreme expressions of occultism and hellfire.  With that bed of influence bubbling beneath them, modern-day thrashers HELLISH make perfect sense: tightened and refined (but only barely), without diminishing any of the speed-freak tendencies or punkish intensity of their predecessors, and certainly no less devoted to the left hand path.
Coming out of Santiago, Chile in the 2010s, HELLISH previously made believers out of thrash fans worldwide with their Unspeakable Axe-released debut, 
Grimoire.  Only two years later, the follow-up album manages to out-pace and out-riff what came before. Classic speed metal-style riffs cut through an atmosphere of evil worthy of Bathory or Possessed - this is formative stuff, once again splashing around in the dark murk between thrash and black metal, and even straight-up heavy metal in the occasional, surprisingly melodic lead parts.  But make no mistake: HELLISH worship at the twin altars of evil and velocity, and The Spectre of Lonely Souls is a sermon strictly for the already-converted.
Track List
1. Rising
2. The Night
3. Screams Come From Inside
4. The Curse Upon Us
5. Souls Of Desolation
6. Only Death
7. The Walker Of Shadows
8. Sacrifice
9. Bloody Tales
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MORTUARY DRAPE – “ NECROMANTIC DOOM RETURNS “
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.
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AGREGATOR – “ SEMMIBŐL, A SEMMIN ÁT “
Label: GarageLive Records – Budapest, Hungary
Genre: melodic death metal
With a new international release date, Agregator release their new album, "Semmiből, a semmin át", in July.
"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! "
Line up:
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)
www.agregatorband.com    www.facebook.com/agregatorband    www.youtube.com/c/AgregatorHU
RICHTHAMMER – “ ASCHELAND “
Death metal collective Richthammer first came together in 2009 in Waidhofen/Ybbs, Austria.  Following their participation in various competitions, one of which they won, the band recorded their first demo, "Gematert Geschunden Verheert“ in 2012 at Fast Forward Studios, Vienna. Following the release, Richthammer have performed at some of Austria's top venues including Europe’s largest free Music Festival, Donauinselfest. They have also supported other large acts such as Tyr and Moonsorrow. In 2015 the band made radical changes to its line up, style and image. 
The now four-piece band has been working since 2016 on their conceptalbum "Ascheland“ which is set for release under producer Jay Hundert on his Studio Hundert label in March 2018.   
Band line-up 
Florian Fangmeyer (Vocals / Guitar)
Manuel Schumach (Guitar)
Patrick Steinmassl (Bass)
Thomas „Hombo“ Kohlnberger (Drums) 
Arranger: Richthammer and Jay Hundert 
Produced, Mixed and Mastered by Jay Hundert at Studio Hundert
http://www.richthammer-music.com/   https://www.facebook.com/RICHTHAMMER.Band/    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC093BVRsW4h6IiwSsXt1crA
Heavy Blog Is Heavy premiered a surreal song of the new sludge/doom sensation Lurk HERE. Writer Jonathan Adams had this to say in this feature -
"Hitting another home run in a year chock-full of them, Transcending Obscurity Records has unleashed an unsettling new hell on listeners. With “Ostrakismos” only serving as an appetizer to the delicious multi-course smorgasbord that is Fringe, listeners can fully expect to have their ears melted by the sonic wonder this record contains.
LURK (FINLAND) - 'FRINGE'
Gold LP Box Set / Gold LP / CD Box Set / Digipak CD / Merch / Digital (August 5th, 2018)
Genre - Atmospheric Sludge/Doom Metal
Release Date - August 5th, 2018
Record Label - Transcending Obscurity Records (India)
For fans of - Altar of Betelgeuze, Fleshpress, Adramelech, The Whorehouse Massacre, Abstracter, Jupiterian, Gaerea, Eibon
Wistful and mysterious, LURK's music is just as interesting and multi-faceted as their cover artwork. Blending elements of doom, black and death metal into their astounding sludge template, the Finnish band is taking the sound ahead in ways hitherto unheard. Haunting, soaring melodies juxtapose with abrasive low-end riffs without hampering the overall aesthetics. Watch the band take you into a slow, hallucinatory descent towards madness where multiple worlds coalesce and still make sense - that in a nutshell is the music of LURK.
Band line up
Kimmo Koskinen - Vocals 
Kalle Nurmi - Drums 
Arttu Pulkkinen - Guitar 
Eetu Nurmi - Bass 
Guest vocals by Aleksi Laakso on Elan 
Alto saxophone by Aino Heikkonen on Ostrakismos 
Album artwork by Adam Burke (HOODED MENACE, LOSS) 
Layout and art direction by Francesco Gemelli (KATATONIA, TOWARDS ATLANTIS LIGHTS)
Track listing  
1. Ostrakismos 
2. Tale Blade 
3. Reclaim     
4. Elan 
5. Offshoot 
6. Furrow 
7. Nether 
8. Proteus Syndrome
TranscendingObscurity
Official LURK Bandcamp
Transcending Obscurity Records Facebook
Official LURK Facebook
Official Transcending Obscurity YouTube Channel

Thank you very much! Kunal Choksi
Exactly 3 months after the release of their highly-acclaimed debut album, NEURAL CORRELATES OF HATE, Romanian Progressive Technical Death Metal formation SPECTRAL offer all 9 album tracks for free streaming as a Thank You to all who have supported them so far: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLuG35sX_XE5bLJIJ-MAYTkxjX0A6qDCNK
Neural Correlates of Hate is now available for orders here:
jewel-case CD:
 http://shop.loudragemusic.com/spectral-neural-correlates-of-hate
digital:  http://www.spectralmetal.ro/#/merch
https://www.facebook.com/SpectralOfficial
     
www.loudragemusic.com
HOMERIK – “ HOMERIK”
Genre: Symphonic Progressive Death Metal
Upon their debut album's release, Homerik is looking to manufacture t-shirts with a design chosen by our fans!
Homerik takes great pride in being an indie band. Everything from creating custom artwork for each tune to recording over 40 musicians from New York City, Homerik seeks to create quality merchandise for their passionate fans all over the world.
They will come with a custom design, branded and tagged with Homerik’s logo on a very comfortable, all-cotton t-shirt. 
Designed by one of their artists, Rectopus, this design of “Wendigo” will have you proudly representing the Metal community and feeling like a total bad-ass!
The band will communicate hidden, behind-the-scenes content with you and give you backstage access to their upcoming content. 
More info:  https://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/homerikofficial
"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..."
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
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/
DEMONIC OBEDIENCE – “ FATALISTIC UPRISAL OF ABHORRENT CREATION “
Genre: Death Metal
Label: Satanath Records/Sevared Records
 Demonic Obedience started as a one man band which rose from the ashes of Deceptive Incarnation. Founded by George Ntavelas and George Seremetis in early 2013 under the name of ''The Deepest'', the band's future was destined to change, in a short period of time, from progressive Death Metal into an old school Death/Black Metal Beast! On August 1st, 2014, ''Morbid Supremacy of Evil',' their debut full-length, was released through Azermedoth Records (Mexico). In the next months Ntavelas was working already on new material for the band's sophomore album called ‘’Nocturnal Hymns to the Fallen’’, a more brutal and dark record which was released by Satanath Records (Russia). By the end of 2016, Kruxator (vocals) and Mark Stormwhipper (bass) joined the band and new tracks were written and recorded for the third album, ‘’Fatalistic Uprisal of Abhorrent Creation’’, a bestial album straight from the depths of Hell.
‘’Fatalistic Uprisal of Abhorrent Creation’’ was recorded at Deception Studio, Edinburgh, Scotland and mixed and mastered by Achilleas at Achillman Studios, Greece. PAINT-IT-BLACK.
Demonic Obedience:
Kruxator - Vocals
George Ntavelas – Guitars
Mark Stormwhipper - Bass
www.facebook.com/demonicobedience    https://demonicobedience.bandcamp.com
7th, the new album by Brazilian Heavy/Thrash/Death Metal band DROWNED is out now on Greyhaze Records, under license from Brazil's Cogumelo Records. The album is streaming in its entirety at drownedmetal.bandcamp.com/album/7th.
Purchase 7th:
   store.greyhazerecords.com/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=516
The band's almost 20-year career is synthesized on the album's 11 tracks, which showcase a varied and unique style of Heavy Metal that recalls the different styles of bands like Amorphis, Nevermore, Anthrax and Bolt Thrower.
On 7th, which as the title implies is the band's seventh release, DROWNED seeks new horizons, while preserving and refining the band's most treasured musical essence of traditional Heavy Metal songs built into a Death/Thrash Metal twin-guitar attack! The musical onslaught serves as backdrop to lyrics that lay bare thoughts of sickened and deranged visions, injustice and gratuitous violence. In other words: notions that are unfortunately a reality of life in South America's biggest nation.
www.drowned.com.br/   www.facebook.com/DrownedMetal/   www.greyhazerecords.com
Montreal (QC) - Progressive/technical Death Metal whirlwind BOOKAKEE have released the official video for the title track from forthcoming album IGNOMINIES. Take your pick from a censored (NSFW) and uncensored version below:
Censored   youtu.be/jJOYG5NMfaw
Uncensored   youtu.be/jiooWa-d3i8
Often referred to as Montreal's answer to GWAR, BOOKAKEE will release sophomore album Ignominies June 29 on Transcending Records. Musically ambitious, holistically entertaining, and decimating in its approach, Ignominies is guaranteed to leave an indelible imprint on the minds of listeners the world over. 
Pre-order:  transcendingrecords.com/CDs/10426/Bookakee-Ignominies-CD.html
A promo video for first single "Bréhaigne," the album's only song sung in French and featuring guest vocalist Julien Truchan (BENIGHTED), is now available for audio terror immersion at  youtu.be/2kr7KuKF_XQ
Mixing, mastering, and drum recording for Ignominies were accomplished at Christian Donaldson's (CRYPTOPSY) legendary studio The Grid. Vocals, guitars and bass were recorded by BOOKAKEE vocalist Simon Pierre Gagnon in his home studio.
Track List
1. Monarch of the Depraved
2. Ignominies
3. Bréhaigne (feat. Julien Truchan of Benighted)
4. Oculus Nebula
5. Muliebria
6. Intermission 1
7. Mario Whirl
8. Refuge Insidieux
9. Intermission 2
10. Scullion
11. Celestial Decimation
12. As We Assault Empyrean
13. Noise
BIO
Bookakee is a Montreal-based progressive technical death metal band founded by Simon Pierre Gagnon and Jonathan David in 2007, inspired by many different metal bands such as Opeth, Death, Cephalic Carnage, Origin and Necrophagist, but also mixing in a lot of different non-metal musical styles. In 2009, Bookakee entered a battle of the bands named 'Metal Academie.' Eighteen bands competed over four months at the mythical 'Cafe Chaos' in Montreal with Bookakee being crowned the winners.
The band was re-born in 2011 when singer Philippe Langelier and guitarist Mat Paré joined and brought with them a new direction. Philippe brought experience, having sung for many metal bands of numerous genres and being a former Canadian Idol participant. Also a renowned visual artist, he provided all the artwork for the albums, started adding full-body makeup to the members' look and created multiple gory props for the stage shows. Mat brought management and bookings, helping the band spread their music across the country.
In 2011, Bookakee released their first 6-song EP, recorded and mixed by guitarist Simon Pierre Gagnon in his home studio. Jean-Philippe Bouchard joined on drums in 2013. He brought in samples and triggers, highly enhancing the band's performance, speed and sound. He opened new doors of musical composition and technical improvement. 
Often referred to as Montreal's answer to Gwar, Bookakee have now played over 180 shows, sharing the stage with such acts as Obscura, Cryptopsy, Augury, Beyond Creation, Powerglove, Origin, Dying Fetus, The Faceless, Fleshgod Apocalypse, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Job for a Cowboy, Benighted, Gorod, Lordi and so many more. 
Always pushing the boundaries of entertainment value coupled with melodic well-crafted death metal songs.
In December 2013, the band released their first full-length album titled Whorrific, featuring 13 songs recorded, mixed and mastered at guitarist SP's house. The band did their went on their first self-booked tour with Benighted in 2015, 23 shows in 24 nights across Canada. The year after, they did the same, self-booking another 24-date tour across Canada with Gorod from France. 
The band just finished recording a 13-track album with Chris Donaldson (Cryptopsy guitarist). The mixing, mastering and drum recording were done at his legendary studio The GRID. Vocals, guitars and bass were recorded by Simon Pierre Gagnon in his home studio.
At the beginning of 2018, due to personal and artistic differences, Bookakee decided to part ways with long-time guitarist Mat Paré. The band replaced him with an old friend, Jonathan Gagnon. Having composed  90 percent of the song "Muliebria" and being a fan of death metal and jazz, with nearly 20 years of guitar experience playing Manouche Jazz music, he was an easy choice. Now Bookakee is ready to spread its seed across the world.
BOOKAKEE is:
Philippe Langelier - Vocals
Simon Pierre Gagnon - Guitars
Jonathan David - Bass
JP Bouchard - Drums
www.facebook.com/Bookakee/    www.transcendingrecords.com
Death metal/crust band Down Among The Dead Men which has members of Bolt Thrower, Benediction, Paganizer, Echelon, etc. have their music streaming at reputed site Metal Injection on the eve of their release date HERE. Here's what Cody Davis had to say about the band - 
"The new album packs 10 songs into roughly 30 minutes of runtime, creating swift, exacting blows of crusted death metal." 
DOWN AMONG THE DEAD MEN (INTERNATIONAL) - '...AND YOU WILL OBEY ME'
Autographed Silver and Blue embossed Black Box Set / CD with booklet / Merch / Digital (June 15th, 2018)
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 
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CONSECRATION – “REMEMBRANCE”
Genre: Doom/Death Metal
For fans of: Novembers Doom | Evoken | My Dying Bride
Beneath the endless, foreboding skies of East Anglia, the region of England most steeped in tales of witchcraft and witch burnings, where the dark, empty fens stretch out to become the labyrinthine reed beds and marshes and eventually the cold North Sea comes a sound of desolate doom, aching emptiness, nightmare and shadows…
For the past eight years Consecration have been casting their eldritch spells, weaving words of forgotten wisdom and incantations of black imaginings through riffs of rot and decay, entwining oppressive atmosphere with beguiling melodies, encasing songs of sorrow in caskets of terror and bleak horror. From the malicious spite of their debut EP, Gut The Priest to the overwhelming sonic landscape of fear and shadows that is summoned up by their full length album Ephemerality, released through UKEM in the heart of winter 2014, this unique band have been building a formidable canon of work, a horde of gold and gems that has lain glittering in the caverns of the underground, treasured by the intrepid souls that have braved the descent into darkness to discover it.
As Consecration began to venture forth from their home territory, playing shows across the UK with the likes of Leafhound, Esoteric and Primitive Man, so the media began to take notice of their intoxicating blend of mournful magic and hellish visions from beyond the walls of sleep. Zero Tolerance Magazine, Metal Rules, Doomantia and more were captured by their insidious conjurations. The sound of Consecration could no longer remain hidden beneath the dank soil…
An alliance formed with Imperative PR, Consecration have decided to open the black covers of their grimoire, to invite one and all to taste the darkness of not only Gut The Priest and Ephemerality, but an array of secrets that have lain too long in the deep places. Here, under the title of Remembrance, you will find the first eight years of Consecration in their entirety, a digital compendium of their cursed litanies and lore - all fully remastered and restored to breathe a new life into the darkness. These are the hymns of heartbreak upon which a monolith will be built. These are the spirit-crushing sounds that will form the foundations of a legacy of mourning, an empire of tears. Beware, the future is bleak indeed…
Remembrance will be available exclusively at https://consecration666.bandcamp.com/ from June 29th
(Tracks 01-08 originally appeared on the Ephemerality album, released 2014, tracks 09-12 previously unreleased 2011 demo recordings, tracks 13-18 appeared in their original form on the 2010 EP Gut The Priest. All tracks restored and remastered for this compilation.)
Current Line-up:
Daniel Bollans – Vocals
Shane Amies – Bass
Liam Houseago – Lead, Rhythm and Acoustic Guitars
Jordan Grant - Lead, Rhythm and Acoustic Guitars
Jorge Figueiredo- Drums and Percussion
www.facebook.com/Consecration666
We are proud to announce that IZAR BASOAREN HUTSUNEAN, the so expected sixth full-length album by the Spanish blackers SENTIMEN BELTZA, will be released on June 18th through Darkwoods.
Three years after the amazing Pagopean, Oindurth SaVinitta is back with his sixth studio full-length album, Izar Basoaren Hutsunean (into the void of the forest of stars), seven new tracks in the most Sentimen Beltza’s finest style, playing this so inimitable primitive and cold-blooded black metal, with those overwhelming agonic touches and this pagan aura, an album that send us back to the early nineties, to the true essence of black metal...
For one more time, Oindurth has been responsible for composing and recording each and every instrument and voice inside the album at the usual Spitako Studios (Nakkiga, Owl’s Blood, UR, Lúpulo...), and Izar Basoaren Hutsunean sounds exactly the way it was meant to be heard, pure primitive and strong black metal in equal proportion, halfway between the Finish scene from Sargeist, Horna or Behexen, and the Norwegian from Gorgoroth, Ulver, Burzum, with this so distinctive and personal touch from the Basque scene, in short, pure Sentimen Beltza...
Izar Basoaren Hutsunean will be released by Darkwoods this next Monday, June 18th. Pay attention to the first die-hard edition that comes on an amazing digifile limited to only 66 hand-numbered copies, including an exclusive second CD with nine tracks from Hamar Urteko Bakardadea, the tribute album recorded by the band in 2014, released in physical format for the first time…
01.Gezurrezko Gudak
02. Hosto Txuriak (Neguko Goiz Bat Part II)
03. Bakardadearen Gatibutasunean
04. Izar Basoaren Hutsunean
05. La Exquisita Miseria
06. Koloreak
07. Porrotoak Onartzean...
www.darkwoods.eu    www.facebook.com/darkwoods.eu
Parisian trio DEMANDE À LA POUSSIÈRE is set to release their self-titled debut album early this Fall on Argonauta Records.
Formed by members of THE GREAT OLD ONES, WURM and OMRADE, among others, the band release today their highly anticipated first single, which will be the opening track of their forthcoming album.
With a solid and eclectic attitude granted by the band’s members background, DEMANDE À LA POUSSIÈRE are authors of an impressive hypnotic yet aggressive sound which move from Blackened Post Metal to Sludge Doom, with an apocalyptic vibe of ambient bleakness.
The song “L’Univers” is premiered today by THE OBELISK and it’s available here: http://theobelisk.net/obelisk/2018/06/11/demande-a-la-poussiere-lunivers-premiere/
www.argonautarecords.com   www.facebook.com/DALPdoom

NEWS 3.6.2018

                                                                                                                  
Die Woche haben wir mal wieder ein paar ganz leckere Sachen für Euch am Start ,welche von Euch unbedingt mal angecheckt werden sollten und welche es wirklich verdienen ,unterstützt zu werden .
MONUMENT – „HELLHOUND“ 
BLOODY INVASION – „ZOMBIE SOCIETY“
HERR LOUNGE CORPS & CADAVEROUS CONDITION – „THE BREATH OF A BIRD“      HAMMER
Ne recht aktuelle Neuigkeit ,welche ohne jeden Zweifel auch für einigen Diskussionsstoff in der „Szene“ sorgen wird ,ist sicherlich auch die Neuauflage des absolut kultigen FUCK THE COMMERCE .Nachdem man es vor Jahren ja nun schon einmal versucht hatte ,dieses Festival zu neuem Leben zu erwecken ( was ja nun bekanntlicher Maßen voll in die Hose ging ),starten nun mal wieder ein paar andere Leutchen erneut den Versuch ,an damalige Zeiten anzuknüpfen .In wieweit denen nun das gelingen wird ,steht allerdings erst einmal noch wirklich völlig außer Frage .Man wird sehen !
Unsere Jubileumsausgabe nimmt auch immer mehr Gestalt an ,auch wenn immer noch ein paar wenige Interviews ausstehen und man leider auch mal wieder mit plötzlichen Absagen zu kämpfen hat .Aber der Termin Anfang/Mitte Juli sollte dennoch fest in Eurem Terminkalender angestrichen werden ,um euch dann wieder die Zeit der Toilettenbesuche zu „verschönern „ !
Ein Lebensbericht wie ein Film von Martin Scorsese: Dieses Buch erzählt mitreißend vom Überlebenskampf im New York der achtziger Jahre und von der Rettung durch die Musik. »UNITED & STRONG« ist der ultimative Augenzeugenbericht aus den Anfängen des New York Hardcore. Mit Roger Miret als Frontmann wurden die sagenumwobenen Agnostic Front mit ihrer hochkonzentrierten Wut und Aggression zu einer prägenden Band dieser Zeit.
Der gebürtige Kubaner Miret floh mit seiner Familie vor dem Castro-Regime in die USA. Lebendig und detailreich beschreibt er das Aufwachsen in der Fremde mit einem gewalttätigen Stiefvater – eine Jugend im Schatten von Armut und Gewalt. Als Teenager besetzt er gemeinsam mit anderen exzentrischen Ausreißern und Opfern traumatischer Kindheiten leerstehende Häuser. Mit gleichgesinnten Außenseitern ruft er ein neues Musikgenre ins Leben: New York Hardcore. Doch da der finanzielle Erfolg ausbleibt, arbeitet er als Drogenkurier, um seine Familie zu ernähren, und landet dafür im Gefängnis. Dort durchlebt er die ultimative Härte- und Ausdauerprobe, die ihn schlussendlich auf einen besseren Weg bringt. »United & Strong« ist ein unnachgiebiges Porträt des New York der achtziger Jahre und das Lebensdokument eines Jungen, der viel zu schnell erwachsen werden musste.
Seit 1999 hat Roger Miret an seiner nun endlich vorliegenden Autobiografie gearbeitet, doch erst als er sich mit Jon Wiederhorn zusammentat, einem renommierten Rockjournalisten, nahm »United & Strong« konkrete Formen an.
Mit Vorworten von Al Barr (Dropkick Murphys) und Jamey Jasta (Hatebreed).
Roger Miret mit Jon Wiederhorn
United & Strong New York Hardcore: Mein Leben mit Agnostic Front
VÖ: 24.8.2018
ISBN: 978-3-940822-12-3
Seiten: 288
Farbseiten: 8
Abbildungen: 50
Sprache: Deutsch
www.ip-verlag.de
Timisoara, Romania based Occult Black Metallers ORDINUL NEGRU reveal the cover artwork for their upcoming eight full-length album FAUSTIAN NIGHTS. The artwork is once again signed by Romanian artist and close friend of the band, Alexandru Das.
Faustian Nights is scheduled to be released this Summer via Loud Rage Music, more details to be announced soon!
The band’s previous album, Sorcery of Darkness, was released at the end of 2015 in collaboration with Loud Rage Music, and was highly praised by both fans and specialized media. Sorcery of Darkness is still available here:
jewel-case CD:
  http://shop.loudragemusic.com/ordinul-negru-sorcery-of-darkness
digital:
  http://shop.loudragemusic.com/ordinul-negru-sorcery-of-darkness
Post Thrash Metal Italian veterans EVERSIN present "Soulgrinder" as the first song from their new album "ARMAGEDDON GENESI". The track, featuring a great lead guitar played by Ralph Santolla (DEICIDE, DEATH, OBITUARY etc.) is presented through a lyric video at  https://youtu.be/IiWvqebfkCk
"Armageddon Genesi" will be out via My Kingdom Music on June 29th, 2018 and will present as special guest not only Ralph Santolla's guitar, but also Lee Wollenschlaeger (great vocalist in MALEVOLENT CREATION) performing lead vocals on the title-track.
Expect the apex of EVERSIN's career, for sure the most violent, heavy and furious act ever recorded by the Sicilian act.
The sound of the Armageddon is coming!!!
PRE-ORDER LP:
 http://smarturl.it/EVERS-LP
PRE-ORDER CD:
 http://smarturl.it/EVERS-CD
MY KINGDOM MUSIC:
  www.mykingdommusic.net     www.facebook.com/mykingdommusic.label
EVERSIN:
 www.facebook.com/eversinmetal
Helsinki based melodic death metal band DEAD SHAPE FIGURE has releases a new single ”Bolt Of Chaos And Creation” from their upcoming full length album ”CACOËTHES” to be released on June 8th 2018.
Spotify:  https://spoti.fi/2sse0Xy
Youtube:  https://youtu.be/WpUdMn0S7ag
Vocalist Galzi background the single release: ”Bolt Of Chaos And Creation is lyrically one of the most important tracks on ’Cacoëthes’. Retorically asking and questioning the meaning of actions, causes and punishments and how they affect on the behavior of individual people.”
”When I was composing the riffs to ’Bolt Of Chaos And Creation’ it started to seem that this is going to be something more ceremonial. Something that bows towards life but is yet straight forward. We had to test this out on our live set long before the album was going to be released. And it truly seems that the song become flesh when played live. I have never been afraid of our compositions. Not before this.” Composer and guitar player of Dead Shape Figure Juhani describes.
https://www.facebook.com/deadshapefigure/
WHALESONG  - "DISORDER DECONSTRUCTED"
Unique deconstruction album. Double CD with remixes of songs from well-acclaimed Whalesong debut album. Disorder Deconstructed gathers more than 2 hours of dark and experimental sounds from such artists: Sanford Parker (Corrections House, Mirrors for Psychic Warfare, ex-Minsk), Submerged (The Blood of Heroes, Have Demons), Luke Lund (Have Demons, Ropes of Maui), Miro Snejdr (Herr Lounge Corps, Death in June) and TROUM. Furthermore, a lot of artists from Poland decided to deconstruct Whalesong tracks: Mussorgski, MOAN, Shocker (Iperyt), Horologium, Synapsis, Lugola, Dancing Deadlips and Grave of Love. Finally also band itself decided to prepare some new mixes of their songs.
bandcamp     Old Temple Shop
Stockholm (Sweden) - Melodic Doom/Death Metal Unit SOLILOQUIUM have teamed up with Dead Rhetoric to present the pre-release album stream of CONTEMPLATIONS.  Get Doomed at  deadrhetoric.com/randomness/album-stream-soliloquiums-contemplations/
SOLILOQUIUM will release their highly anticipated sophomore full-length Contemplations June 1 on Chicago's Transcending Records. 
Pre-order Contemplations  transcendingrecords.com/CDs/10419/Soliloquium-Contemplations-CD.html
Contemplations was once again produced by Mike Watts (Sleepwalkers, Terminus), who also handles the drums and electronics this time around.
As for the sound of Contemplations generally, expect a more varied, less standard death/doom metal offering from SOLILOQUIUM. Don't worry though. The Stockholm darkness will still be highly present. Fill the void of the KATATONIA hiatus! 
BIO
SOLILOQUIUM is a three-piece melodic doom/death metal band from Stockholm, Sweden featuring members of Desolator and Ending Quest. The band began in 2011 and have released 3 EPs (When Silence Grows Venomous, The Concept Of Escape, and A Night Of Burdens), which were all released as Absence through Transcending Records, and full length An Empty Frame (Transcending Records, 2016). Their music draws clear influence from old school doom metal bands such as KATATONIA, ANATHEMA, PARADISE LOST, and OCTOBER TIDE.
LINE-UP
Stefan Nordström - Guitars/Vocals
Jonas Bergkvist - Bass
Mike Watts - Drums/Electronics (Studio Only)
facebook.com/Soliloquium-236215949804095/     www.transcendingrecords.com
Vancouver-based groove thrashers REVENGER have released a drum playthrough video for "We Want Blood," a blistering highlight from THE NEW MYTHOLOGY VOL. 1. Watch Julia Geaman get after it at  youtu.be/O5-voVqqyFQ
REVENGER released The New Mythology Vol. 1 on February 17. Stream/purchase:  revengermusic.bandcamp.com/album/the-new-mythology-vol-1
The New Mythology Vol.1, REVENGER's second studio release, is a five-song EP that expands on the band's aggressive thrash style with tracks that are more technical, visceral and direct than debut album To The Wolves. Formed in 2012, the band introduces some key members that shape the sound and vibe of this EP, which is more calculated and driven than before. Heavy guitar rhythms punctuated by a consistent thrash pulse breaks only when the groove requires and marks REVENGER's particular style. The lyrics and gritty death
vocals also bring out the rage and bitterness of the subject matter which, for this EP, is slightly more conceptual and inspired by comic books and how today's mythology could become tomorrow's dogma.
Line-up
Andrew Bailey (Vocals) 
JP Poulin (Bass) 
Sean Parkinson (Guitars) 
Julia Geaman (Drums)
BIO
With the intent of bringing together technical thrash metal and gritty groove riffs, Revenger was born in 2012 through the hands of guitarist Jean-Pierre Poulin and drummer Chris Warunki. The pair had written music together before and the combination of their styles and personalities was a natural experiment. In March 2014, Revenger debuted in Vancouver to warm reviews. 
Their first independent album To the Wolves came out in September 2014 with Jordan Knute (lead guitar), Greg Cavanagh (vocals) and Darryl Greer (bass). In early 2015, Revenger's lineup evolved to include Julia Geaman (drums) and Andrew Bailey (vocals). The following year was largely focused on woodshedding, playing local and regional shows/festivals alongside renowned bands such as Havok, Beyond Creation, Archspire, Tengger Cavalry, Stryker and Unleash the Archers. 
2016 saw the introduction of Sean Parkinson on guitar (replacing Jordan Knute), and the interesting switch from guitar to bass for founder and main song writer JP Poulin. Ending the year with a 5-song EP written and ready to be recorded in early 2017, Revenger is ready to tour extensively and work tirelessly to get their music out to the world.
https://revengermusic.bandcamp.com     www.facebook.com/revengermusic/
Dutch Technical Black Death Metal ensemble TRAGACANTH reveal DEATH: JOURNEY’S END, the first single taken off the band’s upcoming album, The Journey of a Man, scheduled for a July 15th release via Pest Records, a Loud Rage Music chapter:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eb_q3lOdVZY
Here’s what the band had to say about the upcoming album:
“It’s no secret our upcoming album “JOURNEY OF A MAN” is a personal one. From the mystical, enigmatic Far East covered in “Anthology of the East”, this time we travel to Ancient Greek times where a young man finds out he is to perish soon. Wandering the complex maze of emotions and disease running through his veins, “Journey of a Man” tells the tale of his downward spiral into the abyss. With Moirai awaiting his final demise, a mind crippled with melancholy and his body traveling down the river Styx, his spirit is finally released. The final song of the album “Death: Journey’s End” serves as his requiem.”
Tragacanth also recently revealed the album teaser for The Journey of a Man:  
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kj2TXnpoBk8
Tragacanth  
http://www.tragacanth.net/    https://www.facebook.com/Tragacanth
Pest Records    
https://pestrecords.bandcamp.com/   https://www.facebook.com/pestrecords
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)
The Portuguese warriors GWYDION are back on the battlefield, ready to slaughter any and every enemy who wants to go against their metal demand, always with European History as background.
Succeeding "Veteran" (2013), "Thirteen" is the fourth album by this band from Lisbon and promises to represent a musical and conceptual maturity, even if it is a band with more than 20 years of career. With "Thirteen", Gwydion begin there in the North with "793", the year that represents the beginning of the Viking Era, and then follow at full speed to the South with tracks like "Oh Land Of Ours - Al Andaluz". Between all, we will hear and be part of battles, sieges, steel confrontations and last sighs – all composed by well detailed guitar riffs that receive much inspiration from melodic death metal, a military drumming execution that marks the marching pace of battalions, vocals diversified between growls and the imperative of a sung ode, without forgetting the folk elements that give color and energy to the entire Gwydion discography.
Suitable for fans of early Alestorm, Ensiferum, Eluveitie and Amon Amarth.
https://www.facebook.com/GwydionPT/
California Death Metal Horde DRAGKHAR will release new EP THE ENDLESS HOWLING ABYSS on July 27. The EP will be released digitally, as well as on CD format by Craneo Negro Records (500 copies) and on cassette through Nameless Grave Records (75 copies).
New song "Swallowed by the Dark" is now streaming. Listen and pre-order below  draghkar.bandcamp.com/album/the-endless-howling-abyss
On The Endless Howling Abyss, DRAGKHAR have turned up the intensity and unleashed violence in its most lethal form. The forthcoming EP is a harrowing journey through 20 minutes of pure Hell, inspired still by the classic fires of ABHORRENCE and AMORPHIS, but now flavored by an increasing influence from the oldest days of the Greek Black and Death Metal scenes, as well as MOLESTED, MERCYFUL FATE, and more.
Track Listing
1. Traversing the Abyss
2. Swallowed by the Dark
3. Eternal Disintegration (Of The Body And Of The Mind)
4. Fading into Emptiness
BIO
Draghkar was formed in 2016 by BW as an outlet for his love of death metal. Originally a tribute to the elder days of the Finnish death metal scene, they put out their first demo on cassette with Witchhammer Productions from Thailand in 2017. It was re-released by Blood Harvest Records later that year. After a series of lineup changes, Draghkar released a split with Desekryptor in the earlier half of 2018 and have come back now with their most ambitious and original output to date, a four track EP entitled The Endless Howling Abyss.
LINE-UP
BW - Guitar, Vocals
Daniel Kelley - Bass
ES - Drums
draghkar.bandcamp.com/     www.facebook.com/DraghkarBand/
We've had a terrific year for death metal with extremely well-received releases of Depravity (Australia), De Profundis (UK), Sadistik Forest (Finland) and Down Among The Dead Men (International), and to top it all off, we have a flawless Swedish death metal album by newcomers Crawl. You can listen to their track on Bandcamp AT THIS LINK
CRAWL (SWEDEN) - 'RITUALS'
LP Box Set / LP / Autographed Silver-embossed CD Box Set / CD / Merch / Digital (August 20th, 2018)
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
THE CHAPTER – “ ANGELS AND DEMONS”
Hailing from Lisbon, Portugal, The Chapter's sound is a blend of several styles such as doom, death and gothic metal, resulting on a powerful combination that produces a sound of their own.
The band has been influenced by acts such as Moonspell, Opeth, Dark Tranquility, Paradise Lost, Orphaned Land, Katatonia among others.
The Chapter
Eurico Mealha - Bass 
João Gomes - Guitar 
Pedro Almeida - Guitar 
Pedro Antunes - Drums 
Pedro Rodrigues - Vocals 
Special Guests 
Micaela Cardoso - Vocals 
Recording and Mixing 
Bruno Mendes - Recorded, mixed and mastered at Attic Homestudio 
Design and Cover artwork 
João Gomes 
https://www.facebook.com/Thechaptermusic/    https://thechapterband.bandcamp.com/ 
Birmingham, Alabama's KAMIKAZE ZOMBIE has released the official video for "The Story of Jane Doe," a track from their latest album NIGHT OF THE NUBERUS. The video was directed, shot, and edited by Ben and Nadia Robertson of 1931 Productions. You can get your fix at  youtu.be/dJndDW9RYdg
In other recent news, KAMIKAZE ZOMBIE will be hitting the road for select dates on HAILSHOT's summer tour of the U.S., The tour also features TOWERING ABOMINATION and BUZZHERD on select dates.  KAMIKAZE ZOMBIE dates on the tour and otherwise are as follows:
6/05 Bar Bar - Denver, CO 
6/07 The Shredder - Boise, ID
6/08 Skylark - Seattle, WA 
6/09 High Water Market - Portland, OR
6/11 Black District Lounge - Long Beach, CA
06/12 Yucca Tap Room - Tempe, AZ
6/15 Texas Mist - Austin, TX
6/16 Railhead Saloon - Lawton OK 
6/19 The Nick Rock - Birmingham AL
6/23 The Record Farm - Logansport, IN
7/01 The Nick Rocks - Birmingham, AL* 
7/07 The Nick Rocks - Birmingham, AL*
7/13 The Sonic Temple - Little Rock, AR 
7/14 twist of Lime - Metairie , LA
7/16 The Blue Note - Tampa FL
7/17  Howl Gallery - Fort Myers, FL 
7/20 Shanghai Nobby's - St.Augustine, FL 
7/21 The Jix - Savannah-GA
*Not part of the tour
That ominous rumbling you heard was not a deception perpetrated by your ears, but rather a warning of a nefarious force emerging from the streets of Birmingham, Alabama. That force is KAMIKAZE ZOMBIE and Night of the Nuberus is now upon us. Released in September 2017, the time has arrive for the rest of the world to heed the warning and prepare for an old school crossover attack that combines black metal melodies, doom/sludge/death metal breakdowns, and in-your-face punk/thrash aggression with lyrical content inspired by horror films. And let's not forget about the serial-killer themed stage shows!
Stream Night of the Nuberus in its entirety:  kamikazezombie.bandcamp.com/album/night-of-the-nuberus
The music of Night of the Nuberus was written by Clint Spain and Steve Cater, the former also penning the lyrics. The album was recorded, mixed, and mastered by Matthew Washburn (Mastodon) at LedBelly Sound Studio. Artwork and layout come courtesy of Shawn Knight.
Vocalist/Guitarist Clint Spain had this to say about the band's macabre creation:
"Night of the Nuberus is our first major release. We went for a horror movie vibe in writing and recording the album, like a love letter to old slasher movies and horror punk bands. But my love for the New Orleans scene, black metal and the Melvins definitely bleeds through."
Night of the Nuberus can also be purchased at kamikazezombie.com/merchandise.html
Track Listing
1. Manhunter
2. Eraser-Head
3. The Stone Giant
4. In the Mouth of Madness
5. The Story of Jane Doe
6. 1226
7. Death Rides a Horse
8. The Blood Countess
9. As the Moon Stares at Death
BIO
KAMIKAZE ZOMBIE started in 2014. They are heavy crossover band from Birmingham Al, with multiple influences from hardcore, metal and punk. All of these very different influences led them to become their own genre of heavy music with multiple styles flowing through every KZ song. KAMIKAZE ZOMBIE pushes to bring "old school" back to the masses with horror movie, serial killer themed stage shows and lyrics, black metal melodies, doom/sludge/death metal breakdowns, and in your face punk /thrash aggression.
KAMIKAZE ZOMBIE has shared the stage with Superjoint (Phil Anselmo and Jimmy bower) , Max and Igor Cavaliera, Cannibal Corpse, Doyle, Crowbar, Power trip, Raven, OverKill, Venom, Child Bite, GoatWhore, Iron Reagan, Battle Cross,Valient Thorr, Havck, Toxic Holocaust, Decapitated, Hammer Fight, GateCreeper, Dark Sermon, Exalted and many more.
Album Line-up:
Clint Spain - Vocals and guitar
Steve Cater - Lead guitar, backing vocals and bass
Josh Fondren - Drums
Current Line-up:
Clint Spain - Vocals and guitar
Steve Cater - Lead guitar
Damon Dodd - Bass
Terry Quillen - Drums
www.kamikazezombie.com/   www.facebook.com/kamikazezombieband/
DECAYED – “ OF FIRE AND EVIL”
DECAYED is one of the oldest portuguese extreme metal bands still in active. Over the years they shaped a sound of their own, straightforward and utterly devastating Black Metal. Powerful, uncomplicated, memorable, aggressive riffs, absolutely perfect for the headbanging. Harsh, raw vocal, dark, unstoppable satanic frost-riddled atmosphere. The nameless wraith brings evil and fire from the depths of hell into your decaying and consumed souls.
Recorded at Rock N Raw studios on January 2018.
Mixed and mastered by JA on February 2018 and layout by VJ. Available in CD | LP | DIGITAL. LP with CD as bonus.
The nameless wraith brings evil and fire from the depths of hell into your decaying and consumed souls. "Alvorecer De Almas Perdidas" is the second track taken from «Of Fire And Evil» album, DECAYED's twelfth full length in more than 25 years career.
Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7iffwFpTXgU
www.facebook.com/DKD666/      www.decayed666.bandcamp.com
7th is the new album by Brazilian Heavy/Thrash/Death Metal band DROWNED and will be released on June 15 via Greyhaze Records, under license from Brazil's Cogumelo Records. Two new singles from the album are now available. Stream 'em both below!
"Rage Before Some Hope"  youtu.be/K-uQpDHAgW0
"Murder, Sex, Hate and More"  youtu.be/Qgs5XvklY9c
The band's almost 20-year career is synthesized on the album's 11 tracks, which showcase a varied and unique style of Heavy Metal that recalls the different styles of bands like Amorphis, Nevermore, Anthrax and Bolt Thrower.
On 7th, which as the title implies is the band's seventh release, DROWNED seeks new horizons, while preserving and refining the band's most treasured musical essence of traditional Heavy Metal songs built into a Death/Thrash Metal twin-guitar attack! The musical onslaught serves as backdrop to lyrics that lay bare thoughts of sickened and deranged visions, injustice and gratuitous violence. In other words: notions that are unfortunately a reality of life in South America's biggest nation.
Pre-order 7th  store.greyhazerecords.com/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=516
Track Listing
1. The Bitter art of Detestation
2. Rage before some Hope
3. Toothless Messiah
4. Murder, Sex, Hate and More...
5. Violent March of Chaos
6. Damaged Wood Coffin
7. Elitist Heaven Ruled by Devil
8. Epidemic and God Selfishness
9. Timebomb Conscience
10. KRH317
11. Ministry of National Inquisition
www.drowned.com.br/   www.facebook.com/DrownedMetal/    www.greyhazerecords.com
NEORHYTHM offer what can only be described as Metal from Space on debut album Zetetic. Creative in concept and aggressive in approach, Zetetic is an interstellar journey that is impossible to forget. The album, which was produced and mixed by Vladimir Lehtinen (SECOND TO SUN), will be released on June 18. A promo video for new single "Golden Mean" is available at  youtu.be/Qno86t-lkwo
Pre-order Zetetic and listen to new singles "Golden Mean" and "Dark Matter" at:  neorhythm.bandcamp.com/album/zetetic
The origin story of NEORHYTHM, as told by the cosmic metal duo, is an intriguing one, to say the least:
"On a distant planet in the constellation E61,3 (which we call Neuw ourselves),
two renegade traitors of interstellar spaces from the red subrace of Nameless decided to penetrate the Virgo Supercluster. It happened on the earthly calendar in the year 1703. For more than 300 years our spaceship plowed through the galaxy until it came across the Milky Way to the bright yellow dwarf G2V, which you call Sol.
A strong stream of stellar wind carried us to the orbit of planet Earth, where as a result of a breakdown of one of the plasma engines we were forced to land in the geographic terrestrial region of Lapland, in a barren taiga. Since we needed help, we sent encrypted sound signals to all regions of the universe, as well as to the top leaders of the human Terra planet, to provide us with technological support. Our signals, converted into musical scales, were intercepted by the developed radio frequencies of earthlings, and you can now listen to them in the form that you call songs."
Track List
1. Molten Mind
2. Second Chance
3. Golden mean
4. Cosmic Genes
5. Dark Matter
6. Philia Lost
7. Matrix Sleep
8. Nanogods
9. Pictures of Future
10. Quintessence
facebook.com/neorhythmofficial/     neorhythm.bandcamp.com/

NEWS 27.5.2018

                                                                                                            
Das glaubt man kaum und möchte es vor allem auch nicht wahr haben ! Da hat‘s unsereins doch auch mal wieder geschafft ,seinen Arsch in Richtung Magdeburg zu bewegen ,um sich SIX FEED UNDER reinzuziehen . Das einen dann aber jetzt schon so ein kleiner Konzertbesuch dermaßen "fertig" macht und körperlich runterzieht ,so dass man die nächsten zwei Tage seinen Arsch absolut nicht mehr hochbekommt ,ist aber echt schon verdammt erschreckend . Scheiße ,war denn das Leben bisher so enorm intensiv ,das mittlerweile wirklich schon alle Energievorräte aufgebracht sind und man immer länger braucht ,um "die Akkus neu aufzuladen " ! Keine Ahnung ,am Alk lag‘s jedenfalls definitiv nicht !Aber allen Anschein nach baut man nun tatsächlich von Woche zu Woche immer mehr ab ,so dass es einem doch "Angst und Bange" wird ,wie das bei den bevorstehenden Festival - und Konzertbesuchen überhaupt alles noch hinhauen soll !?
So wirklich großartig zum Schreiben ist man leider diese Woche auch mal wieder nicht gekommen .Auf jeden Fall sind wieder mal ein paar ganz interessante Veröffentlichungen hier eingetrudelt ,welche wir Euch dann nächste Woche mal ein bissel intensiver vorstellen wollen .Seid gespannt drauf ,was unsereins mit den neuen Hörattacken von MONUMENT – „HELLHOUND“  ,BLOODY INVASION – „ZOMBIE SOCIETY“ oder auch HERR LOUNGE CORPS & CADAVEROUS CONDITION – „THE BREATH OF A BIRD“ anfangen kann .
Wie ihr ja unweigerlich auch mitbekommen haben müsst ,hat uns die EU ja nun auch mit einem neuen Datenschutzgesetz beehrt . In wieweit das nun auch unsere reine Fanseite betrifft ,konnte ich allerdings bisher noch nicht nachvollziehen .Vieleicht könnt ihr da draußen uns irgendwie auf die Sprünge helfen ,in wieweit wir nun auf den Datenschutz  achten müssen ,um nicht eventuell noch fett bestraft zu werden .
Nach dem erfolgreichen Einstieg im Jahre 2014 mit der Debüt  CD “Born to lose....live to win” (u.a. Demo des Monats im Rock Hard, Ausgabe 325) läutet Micky mit seinen neuen Mitstreitern (Flo, Roli, Ingo und Scrapper) das zweite Kapitel ein!
Progressiver, abwechlsungsreicher und immer den Blick zurück  zu den Wurzeln im Auge! Das neue Album “MIND CRIMES”!in vielen Facetten werden die sozialen Problematiken der Menschheit (No Respect, Suididal Humanity...), die brutale Vergangenheit (Stalingrad, War Crimes...) und die Gefahrvon Drogen (Walk on the ridge - Heroin) beschrieben.
Wie schon beim ersten Silberling ist Daxx weiterhin für die Lyrics verantwortlich (bis auf zwei Songs: Right to die, Fith force und Chaos).
“Mind Crimes” verbindet Vergangenheit und Gegenwart!!!
CHEERZ Micky
www.brain-damage.eu   www.facebook.com/braindamagemetal
Werte Mitstreiter! Das kultige Label Rise Above Records von Szene-Legende Lee Dorrian legt mit einem weiteren Leckerbissen nach! AXEGRINDER sind Helden des Crust-Punk.
Wohlgemerkt in der schweren, langsamen Variante.
  Immer mit einem Bein im Slo-Mo-Metal und Post-Punk.  Bösartig, fiesriffig und faszinierend hypnotisch.
Nach fast 30 Jahren Pause haben AXEGRINDER nichts verlernt.
Sie sind zusammen mit Helden wie Sacrilege und Amebix Genre-Vorreiter und zugleich Fackelträger für folgende Generationen.
Das Debüt "The Rise Of The Serpent" war ein brillantes Monster und ist bis heute unvergessen.
2018 haben AXEGRINDER ihre Leidenschaft nicht verloren. "SATORI" ist ein schwerer britischer Metal-Punk-Monolith, immer noch im Underground verwurzelt, aber durch die u.a. von ihnen selbst angeschobenen Szene-Entwicklungen absolut auf der Höhe der Zeit.
Hinzu kommt die heutzutage wohl besser denn je passende antiautoritäre Attitüde.
 
Welcome back!
www.facebook.com/AxegrinderHQ
Gordeon Music - Zelterstraße 8 - 10439 Berlin     info@gordeonmusic.de
Die Metal-Energiebündel WHILE SHE SLEEPS aus Sheffield, England haben heute das neue Musikvideo zur alternativen Live-Version ihrer Hit-Single 'Silence Speaks' veröffentlicht.
Die Band hat kürzlich den Vorverkauf der Special Edition ihres neusten Meisterwerks »YOU ARE WE« gestartet. Die Neuauflage erscheint am 20. Juli und enthält insgesamt 8 zusätzliche Tracks. Neben Alternativversionen und Demos werden auch 2 komplett neue Songs darauf zu finden sein!
Schaut euch das Musikvideo hier an:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZKcI9a8AnA4
Holt euch 'Silence Speaks (Alternative Version - Live At St Pancras Church)' hier:  https://While-She-Sleeps.lnk.to/SilenceSpeaksAlt
Bestellt euch »You Are We (Special Edition)« jetzt hier vor:
 http://geni.us/WSSYouAreWeSE
Oder die digitale Version hier:  https://While-She-Sleeps.lnk.to/YouAreWeSpecialEdition
Tracklist:
1. You Are We
2. Steal The Sun
3. Feel
4. Empire Of Silence
5. Wide Awake
6. Silence Speaks
7. Settle Down Society
8. Hurricane
9. Revolt
10. Civil Isolation
11. In Another Now
12. Feel (Alternative Version – Live at St Pancras Church)
13. Silence Speaks (Alternative Version – Live at St Pancras Church)
14. Hurricane (Alternative Version – Live at St Pancras Church)
15. Civil Isolation (Demo)
16. Feel (Demo)
17. Fear In Change (Instrumental Demo)
18. I Am While She Sleeps
19. Lost Ideas
Bestellt euch »You Are We« hier:  http://geni.us/WSSYouAreWe
Oder die digitale Version von »You Are We« hier:
 https://lnk.to/WhileSheSleepsYouAreWe
Das Album hatte die Albumcharts auf der ganzen Welt gestürmt!
»You Are We« weltweite Chart-Platzierungen:
United Kingdom: #8
Germany: #15
Austria: #16
Australia: #26
United States: #69
Canada: #53
Switzerland: #31
Belgium: #31
Mehr zu »You Are We«:
'Steal The Sun':
 https://youtu.be/I65FVY6sqWk
'Empire Of Silence':  https://youtu.be/7NzaqB0c50U
'Feel':  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y88yqyRhaVo
'Silence Speaks' feat. Oli Sykes:  https://youtu.be/eH6tqXQNWUA
'You Are We':  https://youtu.be/TM7DKXxAlH0
'Civil Isolation' hier:  https://youtu.be/uvJoXjk7mcg
'Hurricane':  https://youtu.be/1QH_1iN7ZmE
WHILE SHE SLEEPS verwandelten ein leeres Lagerhaus im Herzen ihrer Heimatstadt Sheffield in ihr eigenes Mehrzweckstudio, um ihr neues Album »You Are We« zu produzieren. Das ist nicht das erste Mal, dass die Band ihren ganz persönlichen Ort für sowas hat - die Debüt-EP »The North Stands For Nothing« aus dem Jahr 2010 wurde in einem Homestudio namens The Barn aufgenommen - doch mit diesem neuen, ganz persönlichen Ort der Kreativität ging die Band noch einen Schritt weiter. “There‘s always been a very DIY aspect to this band,” erklärt Sänger Lawrence ’Loz‘ Taylor “so going it alone a bit more now just reiterates that to everyone. The Barn was a very important place for us – it‘s where we grew as friends and it was where we hung out and could be creative – so the idea with this new space is that it gives us a lot more creative space. There‘s a studio and live room, and we have space now to achieve what we want to achieve as a band. This place is going to house us for a good few years.”
Es ist auch ein Ort an dem die Band versucht die Barriere zwischen ihnen und ihren Fans noch weiter aufzubrechen. Als Teil der PledgeMusic-Kampagne des neuen Albums hatten Fans die Möglichkeit ins Studio zu kommen und beim Videodreh von 'Hurricane' mitzuwirken. “That was absolutely crazy,” schießt Taylor hervor. “I‘m still aching from that! But the special thing is that every kid who came down for the video shoot actually helped make the album happen. And to that extent they made this warehouse capable of living.” “Now more than ever,” fügt Sean Long (Gitarre) hinzu, “our fans know that it‘s them making all of this possible for us. The divide between artist and fan is ridiculous, because there are no fans without the artist and there‘s no artist without the fans. They go hand in hand together as one absolute thing, and I really like that we can see that in play with what we‘ve been doing. It‘s very reassuring to see that support right in front of us.”
Produziert von Carl Bown, der auch »Brainwashed« gemacht hat, beinhalten die Songs von »You Are We« mehr Energie, mehr Fokus und mehr Entschlossenheit als jemals zuvor. Songs wie 'Hurricane' und die erste Single 'Civil Isolation' führen die Entwicklung der Band als eine der am stärksten inspirierenden, zügellosesten und wichtigsten Stimmen in der britischen Musik von heute fort. Während diese gewaltigen Hymnen ein klares Bild des Post-Brexit-Britannien malen, stehen die Songs für die universellsten und vor allem auch persönlichsten in der Karriere der Band.
www.facebook.com/whileshesleeps   www.whileshesleeps.com
Gordeon Music - Zelterstraße 8 - 10439 Berlin     info@gordeonmusic.de
Die italienischen Black Metaller KULT haben fünf Jahre nach ihrem letzten Album „UNLEASHED FROM DISMAL LIGHT“ ihr drittes Werk angekündigt. „The Eternal Darkness I Adore“ wird am 14. September 2018 erneut bei Folter Records erscheinen und neun brandneue Songs enthalten. KULT haben nach eigenen Angaben ihren Stil noch weiter verfeinert und erneut eine finstere, hasserfüllte, aber gleichzeitig dichte Atmosphäre zu erschaffen.
https://www.facebook.com/kultband/
http://folter666.de/
Viele Grüße, Jan & Metal Promotions
www.metal-promotions.de
MATALOBOS – “UNTIL TIME HAS LOST ALL MEANING”
Genre: Melodic doom death metal 
Record label: Concreto Records 
After gratefully received first full length “Arte Macabro”, Mexico’s Melodic Death/Doom band, Matalobos, presents their next musical and emotive opus entitled “UNTIL TIME HAS LOST ALL MEANING”. This material focuses in three crucial facets of the human being: Abandon, somatization and pain embracement.
Secretly recorded and mixed at Urvn Studios by longtime producer, Rubén Sánchez (Vst, Majestic Downfall) in Leon, Mexico, during June/July 2017.
Mastered by Swedish metal giant, Dan Swanö at Unisound in Krefeld, Germany.
Horrific artwork illustration made by Brazilian artist Elias Aquino, shows the decadence and yet beauty of the human skeleton laying in his coffin, yearning for the life that has left.
“UNTIL TIME HAS LOST ALL MEANING” is digitally available NOW at Matalobos Bandcamp page (link below) and is out now in coproduction with Concreto Records and Wolfcave Prods within an old school envelope edition limited to 500 copies.
Biography
Guided by darkness and melancholy this band takes life late 2014 with the only purpose of go right into the core of the inner self, that place feared by ones, beloved by others, our true faces; Matalobos started when Eduardo decided to end his former band and start to write new material for a more metal/dark oriented project with Dante, also vocalist on his previous band, they made a couple of songs and got in touch with longtime friends and music colleagues, Clemente the drummer, and bass player De Anda, and so, after some preproduction sessions they entered Urvn Studios (León, México) to record their first E.P. from February to March of 2015, so it will be released that year by Inductive Oppression Records, reaching a melancholic death metal sound together with doom passages. After EP recording them asked Germán N. to join as live session guitarist and also strings composer for upcoming dates and writing sessions.
After many months of promotion and shows all over the country for Matalobos EP, they started working on writing and preproduction for their first full length entitled ARTE MACABRO. Marking November 2015 the month when they officially returned Urvn Studios with producer Rubén Sánchez to begin with all recording sessions. One month later first LP was done, so promotion and label arrangements began to finally release their album July 26th 2016 via Concreto Records, and with this came new shows and a tour in Mexico center, south and north at their most important cities and venues as Café Iguana in Monterrey and Circo Volador in Mexico City. ARTE MACABRO mixes all Matalobos influences and feelings with a more macabre and aggressive vibe, including their characteristic acoustic passages and sentimental guitar fills.
Following this line, and with that hunger for music, the band started working in some new tones as continuation of ARTE MACABRO, after a collaborative writing process the band decided to return to Urvn Studios during June/July 2017 to work with recordings and mixes by Rubén Sánchez and mastering by Dan Swanö at Unisound, Germany. This new music act entitled UNTIL TIME HAS LOST ALL MEANING, Matalobos reaches a more melodic and so aggressive side of the band, going through old school passages and a concept inspired totally in death and somatization of pain. This latest work was released as collaboration with Concreto Records in November 2nd, 2017, and it has been followed up by a number of promotion shows that will be taking part during the current year.
Line up:
E. Santamaría – Guitars
Dante – Vocals
De Anda – Bass
C. Escalona – Drums
Germán N. – Guitars, strings
https://www.facebook.com/concretorecs/
Montreal (QC) - Often referred to as Montreal's answer to GWAR, progressive/technical Death Metal whirlwind BOOKAKEE will release sophomore album Ignominies June 29 on Transcending Records. Musically ambitious, holistically entertaining, and decimating in its approach, Ignominies is guaranteed to leave an indelible imprint on the minds of listeners the world over.
A promo video for first single "Bréhaigne," the album's only song sung in French and featuring guest vocalist Julien Truchan (BENIGHTED), is now available for audio terror immersion at  youtu.be/2kr7KuKF_XQ
Mixing, mastering, and drum recording for Ignominies were accomplished at Christian Donaldson's (CRYPTOPSY) legendary studio The Grid. Vocals, guitars and bass were recorded by BOOKAKEE vocalist Simon Pierre Gagnon in his home studio.
Track List
1. Monarch of the Depraved
2. Ignominies
3. Bréhaigne (feat. Julien Truchan of Benighted)
4. Oculus Nebula
5. Muliebria
6. Intermission 1
7. Mario Whirl
8. Refuge Insidieux
9. Intermission 2
10. Scullion
11. Celestial Decimation
12. As We Assault Empyrean
13. Noise
BIO
Bookakee is a Montreal-based progressive technical death metal band founded by Simon Pierre Gagnon and Jonathan David in 2007, inspired by many different metal bands such as Opeth, Death, Cephalic Carnage, Origin and Necrophagist, but also mixing in a lot of different non-metal musical styles. In 2009, Bookakee entered a battle of the bands named 'Metal Academie.' Eighteen bands competed over four months at the mythical 'Cafe Chaos' in Montreal with Bookakee being crowned the winners.
The band was re-born in 2011 when singer Philippe Langelier and guitarist Mat Paré joined and brought with them a new direction. Philippe brought experience, having sung for many metal bands of numerous genres and being a former Canadian Idol participant. Also a renowned visual artist, he provided all the artwork for the albums, started adding full-body makeup to the members' look and created multiple gory props for the stage shows. Mat brought management and bookings, helping the band spread their music across the country.
In 2011, Bookakee released their first 6-song EP, recorded and mixed by guitarist Simon Pierre Gagnon in his home studio. Jean-Philippe Bouchard joined on drums in 2013. He brought in samples and triggers, highly enhancing the band's performance, speed and sound. He opened new doors of musical composition and technical improvement. 
Often referred to as Montreal's answer to Gwar, Bookakee have now played over 180 shows, sharing the stage with such acts as Obscura, Cryptopsy, Augury, Beyond Creation, Powerglove, Origin, Dying Fetus, The Faceless, Fleshgod Apocalypse, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Job for a Cowboy, Benighted, Gorod, Lordi and so many more. 
Always pushing the boundaries of entertainment value coupled with melodic well-crafted death metal songs.
In December 2013, the band released their first full-length album titled Whorrific, featuring 13 songs recorded, mixed and mastered at guitarist SP's house. The band did their went on their first self-booked tour with Benighted in 2015, 23 shows in 24 nights across Canada. The year after, they did the same, self-booking another 24-date tour across Canada with Gorod from France. 
The band just finished recording a 13-track album with Chris Donaldson (Cryptopsy guitarist). The mixing, mastering and drum recording were done at his legendary studio The GRID. Vocals, guitars and bass were recorded by Simon Pierre Gagnon in his home studio.
At the beginning of 2018, due to personal and artistic differences, Bookakee decided to part ways with long-time guitarist Mat Paré. The band replaced him with an old friend, Jonathan Gagnon. Having composed  90 percent of the song "Muliebria" and being a fan of death metal and jazz, with nearly 20 years of guitar experience playing Manouche Jazz music, he was an easy choice. Now Bookakee is ready to spread its seed across the world.
BOOKAKEE is:
Philippe Langelier - Vocals
Simon Pierre Gagnon - Guitars
Jonathan David - Bass
JP Bouchard - Drums
www.facebook.com/Bookakee/   www.transcendingrecords.com
News VIC RECORDS
MISSING LINK – “ LOBOTOMIZED”
During an early 90’s break in the Artillery career, the Stutzer brothers Morten and Michael formed a new band, Missing Link. Danish thrash metal, of course close to Artillery, but slightly different as well. Missing Link recorded from 1991 up to 1997 two demos, one ep and two full length albums. Lobotomized was recorded at the famous Sweet Silence Studios in Denmark with Flemming Rasmussen (Metallica, Morbid Angel, Blind Guardian, Artillery) early 1997. The album contains rare pics, liner notes and two rare bonus tracks taken from the ‘Merry Xmas Everybody’ ep from 1995.
https://www.facebook.com/Missing-Link-1780477468835144/
DEATH STRIKE – “ FUCKIN' DEATH”
DEATH STRIKE was formed in Chicago, IL, USA, in September 1984 by Paul Speckmann (Master, Funeral Bitch) and Chris Mittleburn (Master, Sindrome). Death Strike was one of the earliest extreme metal bands. Tracks 1-4 are from the original 1985 cult demo tape. This demo had a massive impact in the extreme metal underground scene world wide. Nowadays considered as one of the very first death metal recordings. The CD reissue contains the original eight tracks as released in 1991. Limited edition digipack with brand new design.
https://www.facebook.com/Death-Strike-167679447659/
SADNESS – “ AMES DE MARBRE “
One of the most underrated pearles from the Swiss underground scene, Sadness. Formed in 1989 and released two demos and tree full lenghts from 1991 to 1998. Inspired by the occult Hellhammer and early Celtic Frost and other first waves black metal bands. On the other hand heavily rooted in doom / death metal, and later on heavily influenced by gothic metal. Debut album Ames de Marbre is the prefect blend of doom, death, black and gothic metal. This re-issue has a total new designed booklet and the two demos ‘Y’ (1991) and Oedipus (1992) as bonus.
https://www.facebook.com/Sadness-Switzerland-446283032166400/
GLUTTONY – “CULT OF THE UNBORN”
GLUTTONY consist of: Anders Härén – guitars (My Own Grave), Magnus Ödling – vocals (Setherial, ex-Diabolical), John Henriksson – drums (My Own Grave) and Max Bergman on bass (My Own Grave). Swedish death metal as it sounded back in the day. Less fancy stuff, more zombies. Born inside a coffin in 2009 the band released their debut demo 'Coffinborn' in 2012 and the EP 'Eaten Alive'. Debut album 'Beyond The Veil Of Flesh' was released on vicrecords in 2014, followed by the cult split Cd featuring Gluttony and countrymen Sordid Flesh in 2016. Now their brand new second full length album ‘Cult of the Unborn’ is available.
https://www.facebook.com/gluttonyswe
POSTHUMAN ABOMINATION – “ TRANSCENDING EMBODIMENT”
LABEL
: COMATOSE MUSIC
RELEASE DATE: JUNE 8th 2018
Extremity has a new face, a new name, a new definition. Pushing against the boundaries of endurance, clawing at the walls of pain - part man, part machine and all monster. From beyond the wastelands that lie at the edge of sanity...prepare to welcome Posthuman Abomination!
Posthuman Abomination may be an epithet freshly inscribed in the annals of annihilation, but this brutal death metal machine was spawned in the imaginations of men well versed in the arts of clinical cruelty. Bringing together current and ex- members of Devangelic, Fecal God, Natrium, Modus Deliciti, Pit Of Toxic Slime and Vomit The Soul, Posthuman Abomination is an elite unit of twisted, bludgeoning, blasting, technical death metal destruction. Originally formed as a long distance, collaborative studio side project, the members of Posthuman Abomination quickly realised they had summoned to life something far too potent and powerful to be given anything less than their full devotion and dedication. Their 2017 demo, Crafting Life, drew the attention of Comatose Music – one of the world’s leading labels when it comes to all things malevolent and battering. An alliance was quickly forged and now it is time to unveil the first diseased fruits of this union – Transcending Embodiment!
From the opening, title track onwards Transcending Embodiment is a full frontal assault on the senses. The guitars weave intricate razor wire patterns around your body, neatly and effectively dissecting the flesh while the bass and drums pound your bones to dust. Vocalist Lorenzo Orrù adds the final terrifying touch with his bestial roars and intimidating intonations, completing a sound spawned in nightmares.
There is something coldly alien in the way that Posthuman Abomination efficiently unleash total destruction – like a swarm of soulless medical droids gone mad, unemotionally dismantling the human form, rebuilding their creators into hideous parodies of human life...creating a posthuman abomination!
Line-up:
Max Santarelli - Guitars
Lorenzo Orrù - Vocals
Marco Coghe – Drums
Andrea Pillitu – Bass
Genre: Brutal Death Metal
For fans of: Suffocation | Disavowed | Skinless | Devourment
TOVARISH (Rhode Island, USA) return with their fourth full-length album, "If The War Comes Tomorrow", delivering doom-industrial both more melodic and more unsettling than ever before.
From chaotic seas of harsh noise, field recordings, and found sound, dark melodies and mechanical rhythms take shape then fall apart again and again.
Every song conveys a particular sense of place—as if the music is happening on site of the scenes painted by the lyrics — and each is more disturbing than the next.
These cinematic arrangements mirror and enhance the band’s bleak visions of modern life mired in bellicosity, inequity, and anhedonia. “
“If The War Comes Tomorrow” will be released by ARGONAUTA Records and available by early 2019.
Their latest opus “This Terrible Burden” is available here:
 https://bit.ly/2KKBPBC
www.argonautarecords.com    https://tovarish.bandcamp.com/
Stockholm (Sweden) - Melodic Doom/Death Metal Unit SOLILOQUIUM have premiered two new songs from forthcoming album CONTEMPLATIONS.  Stream 'em both below!
"Chains"  www.invisibleoranges.com/soliloquium-chains/
"In Affect"  https://youtu.be/ePGyOVlUhUY
Clean vocals courtesy of Mikko Heikkilä (Kaunis Kuolematon)
SOLILOQUIUM will release their highly anticipated sophomore full-length Contemplations June 1 on Chicago's Transcending Records. The album's first single, Catharsis," was released last month and can be streamed at  this location.
Pre-order Contemplations   transcendingrecords.com/CDs/10419/Soliloquium-Contemplations-CD.html
Contemplations was once again produced by Mike Watts (Sleepwalkers, Terminus), who also handles the drums and electronics this time around.
As for the sound of Contemplations generally, expect a more varied, less standard death/doom metal offering from SOLILOQUIUM. Don't worry though. The Stockholm darkness will still be highly present. Fill the void of the KATATONIA hiatus! 
BIO
SOLILOQUIUM is a three-piece melodic doom/death metal band from Stockholm, Sweden featuring members of Desolator and Ending Quest. The band began in 2011 and have released 3 EPs (When Silence Grows Venomous, The Concept Of Escape, and A Night Of Burdens), which were all released as Absence through Transcending Records, and full length An Empty Frame (Transcending Records, 2016). Their music draws clear influence from old school doom metal bands such as KATATONIA, ANATHEMA, PARADISE LOST, and OCTOBER TIDE.
LINE-UP
Stefan Nordström - Guitars/Vocals
Jonas Bergkvist - Bass
Mike Watts - Drums/Electronics (Studio Only)
facebook.com/Soliloquium-236215949804095/     www.transcendingrecords.com
On Friday May 25th 2018, Italian psychedelic ritual sludge masters NIBIRU will release a remastered version of their legendary second studio album, “NETRAYONI”, via Argonauta Records.
The band is offering the full album streaming via Doomed & Stoned.
"They’re one of the key players in the renaissance of doom metal in the new millenium. Furthermore, they’re innovators. While not a household name in broader metal circles, they’ve nevertheless garnered a staunch following in the heavy underground – and justifiably so. I speak of Italian trip masters NIBIRU, the trio of Ardat (guitar, percussion, and vocals), Ri (bass, drones, and synthesizer), and L.C. Chertan (drums)", states Doomed & Stoned.
Listen to Netrayoni (remastered 2018) at this location:
   https://doomedandstoned.com/post/174113788663/nibiru
Originally released in 2014, “Netrayoni” earned NIBIRU their reputation as one of the most exciting bands in psychedelic ritualistic music scene.
Frontman Ardat comments: “Every single track was played and recorded in altered state of consciousness. Nothing was planned and the entire recording process was performed by improvising and starting from one single note. ‘Netrayoni’ is an unrepeatable and almost unrealistic album to be played live. I mean, the songs could be reproduced as they were born with a bit of commitment, but that was a moment of profound and alienating empathy, pure energy in constant evolution. In my opinion, we are talking about the artistic peak of Nibiru. ‘Netrayoni’ is the flawless representation of our coherence at maximum level, the perfect transposition of our ideals in music.”
The album will be available as 2CD with a brand new artwork created by NIBIRU’s drummer LC Chertan. The tracklist will feature the song ‘Carma Geta’ as bonus track.
Pre-order your copy now!
ARGONAUTA SHOP:
 https://bit.ly/2IsFnr6
ITUNES:  https://apple.co/2GnqHYA
BANDCAMP:  https://nibiru667.bandcamp.com
https://www.facebook.com/nibiruritual/   http://www.nibiruritual.com/    http://www.argonautarecords.com/
DARK METALLERS AETERNUS COMPLETE WORK ON  EIGHTH FULL-LENGTH ALBUM :  Veteran Norwegian Dark Metallers AETERNUS have completed work on what will be the band's eighth full-length album.  Titled "HEATHEN",  the seven-track album was recorded at Bergen's Conclave & Earshot studios and  produced by Herbrand Larsen, and  is set for release on Dark Essence Records later this year. 
One of the pioneers of the "Dark Metal" genre, AETERNUS was formed in 1993 by guitarist and frontman Ares.  The band's sound is one that combines features from both Black Metal and Death Metal, interspersed with haunting, melodic interludes, all topped off with skilled musicianship.
Commenting on what fans can expect from "Heathen", an album which will also mark AETERNUS' 25th Anniversary, the band had this to say:
"We feel we’ve produced seven great songs for "Heathen", all with AETERNUS' trademark sound, which is a mix of complex extreme music along with heavy riffs, and of course some great melodic features.  You could say that we are more than satisfied with the results".
Aside from Ares, AETERNUS' lineup is composed of Phobos (GRAVDAL) on drums and KRAKOW's Eld on bass, and sharp-eyed fans will notice that guitarist Specter is missing.   As the band explains:
"Before having fully completed the composition part of "Heathen",  Specter felt that he had little more to  offer the band, and that his long search for music was not only taking up too much of his own time, but it was also slowing down AETERNUS' progress,  and as a result, he decided that it was best for all concerned that he quit the band.  He did however compose several terrific riffs which we  feel are outstanding, and they have been included in the album. We would like to thank Specter for all his work with AETERNUS, and wish him all the best  for the future. 
"This of course means that once again AETERNUS has recorded an album where Ares' considerable skills have been put to good use, and he has composed and played all the guitar leads on "Heathen". We're sure that having read this, fans are wondering what is going to happen as far as live performances go.  No problem there! We have hired Gorm, from the Norse metal band THYRUZ, to play live with us, and he has been busy rehearsing our material. He will be more than ready when AETERNUS hits the stage again".
More information about AETERNUS can be found on the band’s Facebook page at
 http://www.facebook.com/Aeternusofficial
Fan-filmed footage of AETERNUS on stage at Inferno Festival 2013 can be seen at
 http://youtu.be/H-us6-RajKY
Death metal supergroup Down Among The Dead Men are merging the heaviness of classic death metal with the spunk and catchiness of crust/punk in a way that it only makes them sound awesome. Decibel Magazine premiered an exclusive track AT THIS LINK
"exactly the kind of release one would expect from David Ingram (ex-Bolt Thrower, Ursinne, Echelon, ex-Benediction) and Rogga Johansson (also of Echelon and dozens more): pure, crusty death metal" 
DOWN AMONG THE DEAD MEN (INTERNATIONAL) - '...AND YOU WILL OBEY ME'
Autographed Silver and Blue embossed Black Box Set / CD with booklet / Merch / Digital (June 15th, 2018)
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
Deep pression, one of the originators of DSBM, who are today far way from the genre, are coming back in a completely different form with single "EARTH QUENCHER" inspired by Twin Peaks 3. Performed by Gulnar (A.H.P, Illness) and Rh- (Zone 113, Rh-), the band delivers around 10 min of outstanding Black/Doom/Ambient atmosphere, similar to one from David Lynch's series. Cosmic ambients and keyboards, disturbing whispers and haunting screams accompanied by gloomy guitars and heavy drums! You definitely don't want to miss this one.
Listen to 'Earth Quencher" here:

https://deep-pression.bandcamp.com/album/earths-quencher
Rogers (AR) - Black/Death Metal duo TORII have partnered with Indy Metal Vault for the premiere of "Gates of Paradise II: The Cold Masque of Romance,"  the second single from forthcoming album A JUDGEMENT DIVINE. Visit the link that follows to stream it:  www.indymetalvault.com/2018/05/21/track-premiere-torii-gates-of-paradise-ii-the-cold-masque-of-romance/
TORII will release their new full-length album, A Judgement Divine, on June 8.  Pre-order the album and listen to the first single, "The Grand Banquet," at the following location:  torii.bandcamp.com/album/a-judgement-divine
Though black and death metal are core elements, the basic description doesn't quite capture the breadth of the music, colored as it is with post-metal grays and streaks of doom. Multi-instrumentalist/lyricist Bill Masino and vocalist/lyricist Eric May have created yet another masterwork of oppressive darkness and an intensity that burns continually, all of which confirms Toilet ov Hell's praise of TORII as "undoubtedly the single best unsigned band in the entire Razorback State of Arkansas." Topped off with stunning cover artwork by Cornelius van Haarlem (depicting two followers of Cadmus devoured by a Dragon, 1588), A Judgement Divine is nothing short of a watershed release.
Track List
1. Army of Sand
2. Theory of Existence 
3. The Grand Banquet
4. Dirus Serpens
5. Gates of Paradise II - The Cold Masque of Romance
6. A Judgement Divine
BIO
TORII is a two piece metal band based out of Rogers, Arkansas.  Bill Masino (all instruments / artwork / occasional lyrics) and Eric May (all vocals / lyrics / writings)  began working together in 2013 with their debut album, The Shadow of the Mountain.  Since then TORII has released Elabrynth  (2014) and Gates of Paradise  (2016).  
torii.bandcamp.com/
HORNWOOD FELL – “ INFERUS” (EP)
Genre: Black Metal
Here's the latest release from Italy's black metal unit Hornwood Fell. Hornwood Fell was formed in 2014 with the aim of performing second wave Norwegian-inspired Black Metal music. Their first self-titled album, released by Avantgrade Music, a well-known music label of this genre, was inspired by bands such as: Ulver, Darkthrone and Kvist. In the second album "Yheri" the band’s line-up changed when the bassist Andrea Vacca left the band. So the band which was originally a trio became a "duo" made up of the twin Basili brothers and in "Yheri" the bass guitar was played by Marco Basili. The second album is a concept one and the band enriched their sound by incorporating psychedelic elements maintaining a strong Nordic Black Metal influence combined with clean vocals. The album was released in 2015 by Avantgarde Music. On the 7th of November 2017, the third album "My Body My Time" was released once again by the well-known Italian label which differed greatly from its predecessors: it is the boldest and most emblematic album which touches unexplored Black Metal territories. In April 2018  "Inferus" was ready to be released, which is an Ep with a completely different style; "Inferus" is a beautifully dissonant, chaotic and extremely dark work.
Tracklist:
1 Tetro
2 Inferno
3 Morte
Lineup 2018:
Marco Basili: Vocals, Guitars and bass
Andrea Basili: Batteria, guitars and Vocals
https://www.facebook.com/hornwoodfell     https://hornwoodfell.bandcamp.com/album/inferus
ENTROPIA return with new album "VACUUM"  . Planned for a September 2018 release via Arachnophobia Records . Following the success of "Ufonaut", the ULTRA collective does not stop in search of perfectly psychedelic music. By giving in to the inspirations that have been slowly developing for years now, Entropia develops its acidic formula - this time through exploration of the rhythmic repetition in combination with the riffs and overwhelming atmosphere that are the band’s trademark.
The result is a mixture of completely opposite worlds in which the instrumental trance and electronics drawing directly from the scene of goa, techno and IDM, as well as from the accomplishments of kraut rock classics, meet alongside the most extreme moments in the band's history. Rhythm patterns bound the album together, shaping the magma of sounds into the form of six songs spanning over one hour in length.
For Entropia, however, experimentation is not a means to an end, but only a side effect of a constant search for the new ways of expression of one's emotions. "Vacuum" is mirroring the conflicted reality seen through the eyes of the band. It is the testimony of the constant struggle of the psychedelic worldview with human pettiness, and therefore - it's a story of a conflict that is going on inside every each one of us. Entropia on "Vacuum" finally becomes a band that does not belong to any current. Instead, it creates its own.
"Vacuum" was recorded live in Raven Studio with sound engineer Andrzej Dziadek with Maciej Wiergowski responsible for the production of the music. All the illustrations and layout of the album was made by Kuba Sokólski.
The title track promoting the new album will be published soon. All further details will be revealed in due time.
Track list: 
POISON
WISDOM
ASTRAL
VACUUM
HOLLOW
ENDURE
Entropia
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ANCIENT LIGHTS – “ANCIENT LIGHTS”
The bell finally tolls and we are immensely pleased to announce Ritual Productions shall be releasing Ancient Lights’ debut rite this summer, incoming July 6th! The label announced the band’s signing last year and after many dedicated and crucial hours of meticulous crafting, the final result is a monolithic debut for Ritual Productions with enough material to warrant the release of a double LP!
Formed on the instinctual and perceptive jamming between the three pillars of the band, foundations build and soar into an otherworldly plane - resulting in a rite that is solemnly foreboding yet gorgeously ethereal. Melodic quietude meets searing guitars and tempos flicker and manifest though careful increments and unseen bursts of velocity. One marker of Ancient Lights is the monastic-like vocals buried within the mix that resound deep within your brain, amplifying the ritualistic and lulling hues that enable imaginative escape.  Tracks such as ‘Temple Ghosts’, ‘Asakai Dasa’ and ‘Miasmaculatum’ burrow into murky, distorted depths that tumble amongst ruin whereas ‘Orichalcum Eater’ and ‘Fallow Year’ offer a sense of radiant space and dreamy psychedelic tones.
Song structures dissolve and the material world is left behind when you enter Ancient Lights’ realm. Here ambience interlocks with darkness, quietude binds to loudness and blissful hypnotics deluge into doom. Unorthodox in its creation, structure and release, this debut rite is a colossal 70-minute venture – with Side C of the LP housing the entirety of the near 17-minute track ‘Against Nature’. Immerse yourself and preview the tracks ‘Decaying Lotus’, ‘Vessel of Inevitability’ (CD bonus track) and ‘Temple Ghosts’ by following the link below...
ANCIENT LIGHTS is:
Tim Bertilsson – drums
Adam Richardson – bass, guitar, vocals & lyrics
Ben Carr – guitar
The band's debut rite was recorded at Bonafide Studios, London under the spell of the 2017 summer solstice, by Dan Miller. Additional recording by Ben Carr and Adam Richardson in June 2017 at XL Recordings Studio. Mixing and mastering by Dan Miller and Adam Richardson in December 2017 at XL Recordings Studio, London. 
LP TRACKLISTING
SIDE A
1.  Decaying Lotus
2. Temple Ghosts
SIDE B
1. War of Attrition
2. Orichalcum Eater
3. Asakai Dasa
SIDE C
1. Against Nature 
SIDE D
1. Miasmaculatum
2. Fallow Year 
EXCLUSIVE BONUS MATERIAL
Vessel of Inevitability (CD bonus track)
Slow Breath (DD bonus track)
https://www.facebook.com/ancientlightsband/
Dear Friends in the Press and Media worldwide -  we're happy to present you with the imminent release of CINEREOUS INCARNATE, the new and third LP by Oakland CA blackened doomsayers ABSTRACTER. If you liked our releases by VRTRA, Funerary, Altarage, Hell, DSKNT etc, and if you're into bands like Dragged Into Sunlight, Indian, Primitive Man, Krypts, Coffinworm, Triptykon etc. then read on...
Perhaps now assuming their ultimate and most ghastly form, Abstracter return with their most astonishingly telluric, bleak, and hopeless album to date. On their third and brand new LP Cinereus Incarnate the Oakland CA dark doom band unravel a blood-curdling sonic tale about a nightmarish world cursed to eternal twilight, where reality is torn to pieces and existence is reduced to the final stages of survival. Taking form through a deluge of suffocating distortion and dismal atmospheres that defies any categorization, Abstracter have created an hallucinatory and apocalyptic work that oozes with an immanent and oppressive sense of defeat and of unravelling hope, fusing together crust, black, doom, death metal, and cancerous strains of noise, drone, and dark ambient to summon a soul-crushing sonic cataclysm of utter misery and despair.
Invisible oranges and Decibel Magazine have premiered the tracks Ashen Reign, and Wings of Annihilation respectively - you ou can checkout their articles and stream the tracks
 HERE   and  HERE
This brand new album sees Abstracter move further away from their origins and experiment even more with drone, dark ambient, (harsh) noise, black and death metal, while also vastly enhancing their primordial pool of influences centered around Corrupted’s slow-moving crushing doom nihilism, Amebix’s apocalyptic end-times crust, and Godflesh cold and dissonant crush-depth. At the core of the earth-shaking sonic annihilation of the album lies however an even vaster and intelligible plethora of influences ranging from Blut Aus Nord, Dystopia, Swans, Disembowelment, to Skullflower, Winter, Khanate and Celtic Frost which Abstracter have coerced together to erect an obsidian black wall of monstrous sound that levitates out of solid darkness crushing and devouring everything in its path. 
Recorded and mixed by Greg Wilkinson at Earhammer Studios (Vastum, Undergang, Acephalix, Autopsy, Graves At Sea, Noothgrush etc.) in Oakland CA, and mastered at Audiosiege in Portland OR by Brad Boatright (Nails, Wolfbrigade, Full of Hell, Vallenfyre etc), the monstrous album comes with an appallingly dense, layered, and oppressive production and features haunting dark ambient soundscapes and noise contributions by Sutekh Hexen’s own visual/noise luminary Kevin Gan Yuen (who also curated the album’s grandiose and apocalyptic art) and by San Francisco-based dark industrial musician Only Now - an unholy alliance which has yielded a sonic behemoth unlike anything else with an absolutely annihilating and otherworldly sound.
Cinereus Incarnate is slated to be released on June 8 2018 through Sentient Ruin (tape/US LP), Vendetta Records (EU LP), Tartarus Records (EU tape), I Voidhanger Records (CD), and Daymare Recordings (Japanese enhanced CD with a cover of Amebix's  Fear of God as a bonus track) - pre-orders for all formats are live on the band's Bandcamp, or on our store or Bandcamp.
Thank you as always for your time and attention given to our releases.
Sincerely, Sentient Ruin
http://sentientruin.com/
Italian melodic death metal band MEMORIES OF A LOST SOUL have officially released their 'EMPTY SPHERE REQUIEM' album via Finnish record label Inverse Records.
The band was founded back in 1995 and they have released four full-length albums. The band is currently composing new material and more details will be announced at a later date. 
WATCH "Destiny Awaits No One" music video on Youtube: 
https://youtu.be/KfCu9FKoPgU
LISTEN TO "Empty Sphere Requiem" album on: 
Spotify:  https://spoti.fi/2Gdn1Zn 
Deezer:  https://www.deezer.com/fi/album/63456872 
Apple Music:  https://apple.co/2jVWVBz
Track list:
1. Destiny Awaits No One
2. The Darkest Aenima 
3. Staring at God's Eyes
4. No More Illusions 
5. The Ice's Melting
6. Empty Sphere Requiem
7. Queen of the World Demise 
8. Stygmates 
9. No Tears to Share
Line-up:
Buzz - Vocals and Guitars
P3'Drumz - Drums and clean vocals
Adler - Keyboards 
violinRise - Bass
https://www.facebook.com/MEMORIES-OF-A-LOST-SOUL-138420876227282
SEKTARISM is an underground French project worthy of interest which, after an EP in 2008, continues its work with a tape limited to 99 copies named "HOSANNA SATHANA" released in 2011, then CD in 2015.
Today this first demo is published for the first time in vinyl limited to 296 handnumbered copies (yes there are people who appreciate and buy vinyls!)
As you can imagine, at the time no reviews had been done (later this title was published on their first album "Le Son Des Sigmates"), so today I ask your help!
So if the ritualistic Doom/Drone does not put you off, just like listening to a 24-minute track, thanks for listening and telling me what you think about it!
Do not hesitate to publish a news on your webzine to inform people of this release!
A cavernous prayer laid in darkness by a strangled voice, this is what Sektarism has been for the last 12 years. Formed in 2005 by eminent members of the Apostles of Ignominy brotherhood, the drone/funeral doom congregation has since spawned its incantations over the french and international underground.
After three demo ep’s in a span of three years, Sektarism gave birth to its first album ‘Le Son des Stigmates’ in 2012 under the banner of Zanjeer Zani, which received an excellent following. The assembly has since produced two split albums, including a notorious split LP , ‘Mort Divine’, with french black metal cult Darvulia on Nuclear War Now !. The last release so far, ‘Les Voûtes’, is a live album coming in a limited hand-made packaging to celebrate a ceremony set in Paris in 2015 with members of the french experimental musical scene.
Sektarism has gained an infamous reputation for their public appearances. Their fully ritualized approch of the act of playing live makes them different and unique. Each ceremony is not a gig but a celebration in the name of the Hidden Absolute, a codified yet improvised praise to the Lord. The communion with the audience can be total as the assembly sets everything in place to summon the bleakest trance possible. Everyone may be involved in the ritual, making it a radical experience in the age of sterile and harmless entertainment that so-called extreme metal has become.
Listen :  https://necrocosm.bandcamp.com/album/hosanna-sathana
Buy it :   sektarism.bandcamp.com     www.necrocosm.net
News PAGAN RECORDS :
ABOVE AURORA  - “ PATH TO RUIN”
Black metal trio Above Aurora will release their new mini-album, “Path to Ruin”, on 6 April 2018 via Pagan Records. The mini-album follows up on the band’s debut album, “Onwards Desolation”, released in 2016 (also through Pagan Records).  
“Path to Ruin” continues the pessimistic vision of the previous album”, comments vocalist and guitarist, V. The path the band have chosen is not one of harmony. “We are treading the previously chosen path of dissonance, mid and slow tempos”, continues V. Although Above Aurora are continuing what “Onwards Desolation” started, their “Path to Ruin” still includes “moderately selected sounds in a slightly different form”.  
“Path to Ruin” was born towards the end of 2017 in Reykjavik, Iceland at 
Studio Emissary (known for works by Svartidauði, Slidhr, Myrkr among others). Mixing and mastering was completed by Stephen Lockhart.
The new material will be available in digital, CD and vinyl formats via Pagan Records and is now available for pre-order.
Above Aurora are:
V. - Vocals, Guitars
D. - Bass
O. - Drums
“Path to Ruin” track list:
1. Delusional Disorder
2. Abyssal Hades
3. Path to Ruin
Pre-order via Pagan Records:
CD: 
http://tinyurl.com/yd7odduj
Vinyl:  
http://tinyurl.com/yazwmttb
Above Aurora online:   Facebook
VARMIA – “ W CIELE NIE”
Varmia were established in 2016 in Olsztyn, Poland by guitarist/vocalist, Lasota. The band’s name is taken from the historical region in northern Poland, Warmia. It reflects the band’s lyrical content which is inspired by pre-Slavic qualities and heritage of the Warmia district. Varmia carry the ethnic Slavic spirit into the recording by utilising Slavic instruments and recording the material fully live
Entitled, “W ciele nie”, the band’s second album will be released on 20 April 2018 through Pagan Records in CD, digital and cassette formats. The artwork and graphic design was done by Piotr Leszczyński. “W ciele nie” follows up on the outstanding debut, “Z mar twych
Varmia favour the natural and authentic sound. That is why the new album was recorded in a makeshift studio in an old barn, while the vocals and ethnic instruments were recorded live in the forests in Warmia, a region in northern Poland. The result of this is black metal loaded with wilderness and heathen spirit
"W ciele nie” track list:
1. TAWE
2. biesowisko
3. Pokarvis
4. Stygma Ziemi
5. Ni ya
6. czeremcha
7. Now sie rodzi
8. skvarc 
9. bez pozegnania
VARMIA are:
Lasota - vocals, guitar, classic guitar 
Ćwiara - bass, backing vocals, classic guitar 
Emil - drums 
Piotr - tagelharpa, goat horn, wooden tube, krivula, percussions, backing vocals 
Varmia online:  Facebook
MORDOR – “ DARKNESS...”
Mordor are one of the precursors of Polish doom metal. Established in 1990 in Częstochowa, they have quickly become one of the most respected Polish doom-death bands. This was confirmed with the favourable response to their “Nothing” (1992) demo and the debut album “Prayer to…” (1993), both receiving positive reviews from around the world.
The comeback album, “Darkness…”, which will be the band's first album in 21 years, was recorded at No Solace Studio with production duties taken care of by M. of Mgła fame. Consisting of six tracks, it is a return to the band’s roots, naturally continuing from the band’s days in the early 90s when Mordor where one of the first representatives of Polish doom-death metal. Listeners should expect heavy riffs, strong, deep vocals and a massive sound. In short, it is a return to the old atmosphere with a much stronger sound.
The "Darkness..." artwork has been created by Arkadiusz Zając, and the graphic design was done by Mentalporn
“Darkness…” track list:
1. Darkness Falls
2. L.U.C.I.F.E.R.
3. Melancholy
4. Eleven
5. Incalculable Sadness
6. Dark Room
Mordor online:  Facebook
KŁY – “ SZCZERZENIE”
Although Kły were established in 1997, the band released their first demo, “Taran-Gai”, only last year. Their first full-length release, “Szczerzenie”, was recorded at the turn of 2017/18 at Czyściec studio with Nihil (Furia, Morowe etc.) handling production and mixing duties.
The album consists of six tracks that are difficult to categorise under one genre. At the roots of the album lies melancholic Burzum-like black metal richly interwoven with different sounds. The band themselves compared those different sounds to the music of Hypothermia, Lifelover, Austere, Grey Waters or even the early works of Ulver, Unholy, Katatonia or Anathema. Kły have a broad spectrum of musical influences; however, black metal, the mountains, the forest and shamanism are the driving force.
“Szczerzenie” will be released on 20 April 2018 in digital and digipack CD formats via Pagan Records.
Track list:
1. Bliże
2. Wypełni
3. Jeżeli
4. Pogranicze
5. Kłysica
6. Dale
Pagan Records online:
   Website   Facebook    Bandcamp
MONUMENT – “ HELLHOUND”
"Hellhound" is Monument's third studio album consisting of 9 plus 3 bonus tracks of pure British heavy metal. Twin guitar melodies, loud bass tones, thundering drums and soaring tenor vocals are all present in abundance. Lyrically, the album draws inspiration from a variety of sources like history, urban London life, the occult and personal relationships. Tony Newton's inclusion as the band's producer has captured the band's real sound for the first time and that sound is unmistakably British."
Peter Ellis -the voice of MONUMENT- comments: "Hellhound is, in my opinion, the best album we have released so far in our career. The song writing is a lot more mature on this album and the songs are very cohesive. Musically, it is the natural progression of Hair Of The Dog, with lots of twin harmonies, loud lead bass tones etc. Lyrically, I drew inspiration from different sources and situations, like I usually tent to do, so it is a mixture of historical themes, urban London culture as well as some more lighthearted stuff which I do enjoy writing as well. Another big step up was the inclusion of Tony Newton to the team as our producer, which played a very big part in finally being able to capture the real sound of the band on tape and it is something we have always wanted to do. Monument is a "live" band and Tony was able to capture that in a really cool way."
Peter Ellis: Vocals
Dan Baune: Guitars
Lewis Stephens: Guitars
Daniel Bate: Bass
Gio Durst: Drums
 SELLING POINTS
• Third album from NWOBHM band Monument, “Hellhound” is released by ROAR! Rock Of Angels Records (Panorama, Gods Of Silence, Mean Streak, Felskinn, Volster, Outloud etc.).
• Engineered by Dan Baune
• Produced and Mixed by Tony Newton (Iron Maiden - Producer of "The Book Of Souls: Live Chapter") at Barnyard Studio, Essex, UK
• Mastered by Ade Emsley at Table of Tone Mastering
• Managed by Akis Kosmidis
• Artwork, Design and Layout by Stan-W Decker (Masterplan, Vanden Plas, Resurrection Kings, Stryper).
• The album will be released as a standard 9 tracks Jewel Case CD, a limited digipack version including three bonus tracks, Black Vinyl with the standard 9 tracks, and a Special Boxset that will include:
• “Hellhound” In Limited Digipack CD
• “Hellhound In Red/Yellow/Orange Marbled Double Vinyl (Boxset Exclusive Vinyl with three bonus tracks)
• Artwork / Band Photo Poster
• Signed Postcard
• “William Kidd” Official Flag 150x100cm
• Monument Logo Patch
MARKETING AND PROMOTION
• Massive promo campaigns all over Europe and the US.
• Online marketing plan featuring Facebook / Instagram / Youtube Google AdWord campaigns
• Print advertisements on all major media
• Focused –in store- promotion campaigns in Germany, Benelux, Scandinavia, France, Greece, USA
• One lyric video for the song “Attila” and two official band videos for the songs “William Kidd” and “The Chalice” will be released as digital singles prior to the album release.
• “Wheels Of Steel” will be released as official band video as a follow up to the release of the album in Autumn 2018.
• “William Kidd” will be released on April 27th, as a limited to 500 copies 7” single featuring “Long Live Rock ‘n’ Roll” (Rainbow Cover) as a B-Side
TRACK LISTING
1. William Kidd
2. The Chalice
3. Death Avenue
4. Nightrider
5. Hellhound
6. Wheels of Steel
7. The End
8. Attila
9. Straight Through the Heart
Bonus Tracks (featured only in Digipack and Special Boxset Versions):
10. Creatures Of The Night
11. Long Live Rock 'n' Roll (Rainbow cover)
12. Deja vu (Iron Maiden cover)
https://www.facebook.com/monumentuk/    http://www.monumentband.com/
DALLIAN – “ AUTOMATA”
Genre: Prog/ Death metal/ symphonic/ world music
Lineup:
Carlos Amado-Voz principal/ Guitarra electrica/ Guitarra portuguesa
Ricardo carniça-Voz secundária/ Guitarra eléctrica
Leandro Faustino- Guitarra eléctrica/ Guitarra acústica
André Fragoso (session)- Bateria
From the alchemical merging of “Metal” music and the aesthetics of “Steampunk”, an unlikely synthesis is born , giving rise to “Dallian”, a band hoping to fill a void in a still very underexplored fusion.
Rising in 2017 from the center of Portugal, in the small city of Leiria, Dallian is a band with roots on a solid background of Death Metal with added virtuosity of symphonic elements, all arranged in progressive dynamics.
It is exactly that motif we find painted on the canvas of the group´s first album “Automata”. A one hour epic, now fully recorded and nearing the end of production phase, due to release 25th May,2018 thus, setting in motion the band´s inaugural national tour at full steam!
http://www.dallian.com    http://www.facebook.com/DallianBandofficial
TORN THE FUCK APART – “A GENETIC PREDISPOSITION TO VIOLENCE “
We're looking for a media partner to premiere the new single from Torn the Fuck Apart. If you're interested let me know.
You can check the single here: https://youtu.be/briEHYPJjCE
Kansas City Brutal Death Deviants, TORN THE FUCK APART return with their fourth full-length album, ‘A Genetic Predisposition to Violence’. The highly anticipated studio offering comes baring 10 new tracks of T.T.F.A.’s technical/brutal death blend. ‘A Genetic Predisposition to Violence’ is the perfect album for any horror soundtrack fanatic; captivating listeners from start to finish, leave you in a state of gruesome sonic delight. 
Features album art by Director/Effects Artist/Illustrator, Jeffrey Sisson (Dying Fetus, Exhumed, Origin), ‘A Genetic Predisposition to Violence’ was Recorded and mixed by Adam Mitchell, Ty Scott at Hammerfarm Studios (Troglodyte) in Lawrence, KS., and Mastered by Robert Rebeck (Origin, Tech N9NE, Unmerciful). Be ready for an array of Melodic and Technical Death Metal Bliss. 
https://www.gorehouseproductions.com/
FRAGMENTS OF UNBECOMING – “PERDITION PORTAL” out now .  A new work that opens the gates wide to allow a look into the deepest abysses past all the shadows. Fragments of Unbecoming took six years to write and record what will be the next chapter within their career: “Perdition Portal – Chapter VI”. And it once again delivers the band’s “Crimson Melodic Death Metal Art” which is enriched by some new nuances.
The album which was mixed and mastered by Kristian Kohlmannslehner (Aborted, Benighted o.a.) features a monolithic artwork which will attract the listeners attention right away.
On May 18th, 2018 “Perdition Portal – Chapter VI” was released through Apostasy Records.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PInpdz74aRM
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/fragmentsofunbecoming/
Best wishes / Beste Grüße, Tomasz    facebook.com/apostasyrecords     www.apostasyrecords.com
DISINTERRED HORROR, the new album from RITUAL NECROMANCY, is now streaming in its entirety at Indy Metal Vault. The stream, launched one day ahead of the album's release, is accompanied by an interview with the band, detailing the process behind their newest masterpiece. 
Purchase the album at:  darkdescentrecords.bandcamp.com/album/disinterred-horror
Portland's deadliest death metal band returns with their long-awaited sophomore album Disinterred Horror.  Nearly seven years since their debut full-length Oath of the Abyss and four years since their last recording, Void Manifest EP, RITUAL NECROMANCY have been honing their song-writing skills while showcasing their bludgeoning sounds at live events such as last year's Dark Descent anniversary show and Maryland Death Fest 2018.  
Album cover by Josh McAlear.
Dark Descent Records will release Disinterred Horror on CD, tape and digital formats on May 25. Vinyl copies are available for pre-order and ship in July. 
Track listing:
1. To Raise the Writhing Shadows
2. Command the Sigil
3. Discarnate Machination
4. Cymbellum Eosphorous
5. Disinterred Horror
JF - Bass, Vocals
KS - Drums
AW - Guitars
JR- Guitars
www.facebook.com/Ritual-Necromancy-109890659103818    www.darkdescentrecords.com
DISOWNING – “ BATTLE OF NEVERNESS “
For Fans Of  
DYING FETUS, SUFFOCATION, AD PATRES
The Band
Born with the firm will to create something true to the Death Metal roots yet to bring some freshness to it with elements of Brutal Death Metal and Progressive Death Metal formula yet avoiding the “modern Metal” trend, DISOWNING, featuring ex-OFFENDING singer Jesus “the Butcher” worked hard to forge its own identity based on very dark melodies, heavy riffing and a dense atmosphere, all topped with a very above-average musicianship not unlike their label-mates of AD PATRES or INSAIN for example.
Adding to the aural darkness a concept based on humanity’s downfall and the darkest days of our specie, DISOWNING is all about praising the fall of mankind and fully embracing it as a work of art and the celebration is just starting.
The Release
Divided and conquered, lost and lobotomized, brought down below and reduced to mental slavery, mankind is just but a zombie specie blindly led by blinded leaders soon to be left with only a field of ashes to lead: the battle for neverness has just begun, and it’s only the first step downward for the human cattle!
Featuring a previously unreleased song from DISOWNING‘s forthcoming debut full-length and four bonus 2015 demo tracks, produced by Sylvain Biguet (ATARAXIE, TREPALIUM, IMPUREZA…), with artwork by HEADSPLIT Design (KREATOR, SKINNED, INSAIN…) and offered as a free digital EP, “Battle of Neverness” is the bitter and rough foretaste of what’s yet to come from DISOWNING.
Mankind has abandoned hope. DISOWNING will crush both.
Formats
FREE Digital download
Key / Sales Points
Album track produced by Sylvain BIGUET (ATARAXIE, IMPUREZA, TREPALIUM...)
Artwork by HEADSPLIT Design (KREATOR, SKINNED, INSAIN...)
Debut full-length to be unleashed Fall / Winter 2018
Line-Up
Jesus "the Butcher" - Vocals
Peb - Guitars
Jérôme TOURINAN - Guitars
Adrien DIEU - Bass
Maxime PIRONNET - Drums
DISOWNING @ Facebook    DISOWNING @ YouTube    XENOKORP Website / Store     XENOKORP @ Facebook      XENOKORP @ YouTube

NEWS 20.5.2018

Manchmal ist es echt schon verdammt merkwürdig .Da hat man nun mal wirklich jede Menge Zeit gehabt ,um sich mal wieder intensiver mit allen möglichen Neuveröffentlichungen auseinanderzusetzen .Und was ist passiert – nix ! Ob es nun am Arbeits – und Alltagsstress liegt oder einem ganz einfach das „Alter“ zu schaffen macht…..keine Ahnung .Jedenfalls gibt’s für euch da draußen diesmal absolut nix Neues ,wo ihr Eure sauer verdiente Kohle investieren könntet . Einzig allein mit dem Layout für die Jubileumsausgabe geht’s nun wirklich verdammt gut voran ,so dass es eigentlich so ziemlich sicher sein dürfte ,das unsere aktuelle „Klolektüre“ dann im Juli verschickt werden dürfte .Als kleinen „Heißmacher“ können wir Euch jetzt zumindestens schon mal das aktuelle Cover präsentieren .
Nachdem mit NAĐRA bereits die dritte isländische Band für das DE MORTEM ET DIABOLUM 2018 bekannt gegeben wurde, folgt jetzt ein weiteres Highlight vom kleinen Inselstaat. Die finsteren Death Metaller ZHRINE werden ebenfalls im Dezember in Berlin aufschlagen und das Columbia Theatre in Dunkelheit hüllen.
Die letzten Early-Bird-Tickets sind hier für 60€ statt 68€ erhältlich: https://www.folter666shop.de/de/Tickets/eTicket/de-mortem-et-diabolum-vol-iv-early-bird-hardticket.html
Alle weiteren Informationen findet ihr hier:
DE MORTEM ET DIABOLUM auf Facebook
DE MORTEM ET DIABOLUM Eventseite auf Facebook
Viele Grüße, Jan & Metal Promotions   www.metal-promotions.de
Guten Tag, two bands from the death metal underground have new releases and I'm thrilled to present them on tape:
INTO COFFIN - "The Majestic Supremacy Of Cosmic Chaos" MC   Monolithic Death/Doom blackness from Germany. Tape-EP limited to 150 hand-numbered copies. Includes a free digital download.
Out now and available via  https://lycanthropic.de/shop/into-coffin-the-majestic-supremacy-of-cosmic-chaos-mc
Listen to one song at this location:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GwARhlIh3mU
Follow the band:  https://www.facebook.com/IntoCoffin
EKPYROSIS - "Primordial Chaos Restored" MC  Abysmal Death Metal asphyxiation from Italy. Tape-EP limited to 150 hand-numbered copies. Includes a free
digital download.
Out now and availble via  https://lycanthropic.de/shop/ekpyrosis-primordial-chaos-restored-mc
Listen to one song at this location:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=be3H2bVK9JQ
Find more info about this band at:  https://www.facebook.com/ekpyrosisband
HAEMOPHAUGS + EKPYROSIS will terrorize you with their two weeks long "Impending Dread Over Europe"
tour. The tour stars today and looks like this:
2018.05.20, GER/Darmstadt @Oetinger Villa
2018.05.21, GER/Bonn @BLA
2018.05.22, BEL/Antwerp @Music City
2018.05.23, NLD/Groningen @Bambara
2018.05.24, GER/Wolfsburg @s.v. Jugendhaus Ost
2018.05.25, GER/Torgau @Grind The Nazi Scum Festival 2018.05.26, GER/Hamburg @Gängeviertel
2018.05.27, DNK/Copenhagen @Ungdomshuset
2018.05.29, GER/Rostock @BLM Tonstudio
2018.05.30, CZE/Prague @Modra Vopice
2018.05.31, SVK/Bratislava @Garazach
2018.06.01, HUN/Budapest @Pince
2018.06.02, SVN/Ljubljana @Gromka
2018.06.03, ITA/Milano @Circolo Svolta, Rozzano
Tour poster and more at  https://lycanthropic.de/category/tours
HAEMOPHAGUS' third album "Stream Of Shadows" was released on vinyl by Lycanthropic Chants and is available here: https://lycanthropic.de/shop/haemophagus-stream-of-shadows-lp
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Available releases:
LYNCH012 EKPYROSIS - "Primordial Chaos Restored" MC
LYNCH011 INTO COFFIN - "The Majestic Supremacy Of Cosmic Chaos" MC
LYNCH010 CASAKET / GRAVEYARD GHOUL split 7"
LYNCH006 HAEMOPHAGUS - "Stream Of Shadows" LP
PENTARIUM – “ZWISCHENWELT”
„Zwischenwelt“ lautet der Titel des neuen PENTARIUM-Albums und verbindet die  bisherigen Schaffensweisen der Band auf eindrucksvolle Weise. Das Album zeigt, dass die  Hessen bereit für den nächsten Schritt sind. Kaum eine andere Band schafft es derzeit, so  eigenständig aufzutrumpfen wie PENTARIUM. Düstere Texte, die mit Sozialkritik nicht  sparen sowie ein druckvoller Stil, der sich aus Elementen des Melodic Death und der NDH  zusammen setzt, bilden das Fundament dieses Sextetts. 
PENTARIUM knüpfen mit „Zwischenweltì“an ihr in der Presse hochgelobtes Werk  „Schwarzmaler“ an. Erneut ist Thorsten Baus (Steelwise Studios) für die Produktion 
zuständig und auch in Sachen Artwork setzt man mit Björn Ossenbühl aka „Ilskar Art" auf  Bewährtes. Dennoch ist dieses Album als eine konsequente Weiterentwicklung zu sehen,  denn die „Zwischenwelt“ birgt viele Geheimnisse, die sich lohnen, entdeckt zu werden.
Stilsicher punkten PENTARIUM auf „Zwischenwelt“ mit neu aufgenommenen Songs aus der  Anfangsphase sowie mit brandneuen Tracks, die sich nicht nur um den Schriftsteller H.P.  Lovecraft, sondern auch um zeitgenössische Themen wie häusliche Gewalt, Depressionen und Demenz drehen. Ihre Lieder erzählen Geschichten, in denen immer ein kleiner Funken
Hoffnung versucht, die Düsternis zu erhellen. Sänger Carsten Linhs und Gitarrist Florian Jahn schaffen das Grundgerüst, Schritt für Schritt entstehen im Zusammenspiel aller Bandmitglieder die fertigen Songs. Mal mit unbändiger Urgewalt, dann wieder zerbrechlich, PENTARIUM zeigen uns die Welt, wie sie wirklich ist. 
https://www.facebook.com/Pentarium/
Werte Retro-Rocker! "Prelude" war 2016 bereits ein superber Vorgeschmack, im Nachhinein aber doch - nomen est omen - nur das Vorspiel für die Dinge, die da noch kommen sollen.
Vorhang auf für das neue WYTCH HAZEL-Prachtwerk "II - SOJOURN"!
Düsterer, komplexer und zugleich fokussierter reiht Großbritanniens große Hoffnung Highlight an Highlight, wobei das Album im Ganzen zählt und nicht ein, zwei Hits, die mit ein paar Füllern auf LP-Länge gestreckt werden.
Mastermind Colin Hendra (Gitarre, Gesang, Songwriting) liefert mit "II - Sojourn" ein Konzeptalbum ab.
Und da die kreativen Kräfte mehr denn je fließen, gibt´s sogar gleich zwei Storylines.
Die beiden Hälften (für die Vinylfans: Seite A und Seite B) verhalten sich dabei wie Yin und Yang und ergänzen sich gegenseitig.
Okkulten Hokuspokus gibt´s hier Gott sei Dank keinen.
Mehr Details findet Ihr in der Band-Bio.
Es lohnt sich auf jeden Fall, in die Welt von Colin einzutauchen und zu erkunden, wie perfekt Inhalt und musikalische Umsetzung harmonieren.
Apropos: Musikalisch ist "II - Sojourn" mehr Hardrock und weniger Rock-Folk als der Vorgänger.
Colin hat in letzter Zeit viel Judas Priest, Thin Lizzy und Wishbone Ash gehört, großartige Inspirationen, die großartig umgesetzt wurden.
Lasst Euch begeistern!
www.facebook.com/wytchhazel
Gordeon Music - Zelterstraße 8 - 10439 Berlin -Germany    info@gordeonmusic.de
BLASPHEMY – “ FALLEN ANGEL OF DOOM “ DIGIPAK
3 panel digipak edition Limited 222 copy. Hand Numbered!!
Official license from the BLASPHEMY!
first 100 copy come with free patch.
All order will be ship 25 May 2018.
METALUCIFER – “ HEAVY METAL BULLDOZER “ + Bonus MC OUT NOW!!!
Japan version + bonus tracks
Limited 200 pcs.
First 100pcs come with free patch.
METALUCIFER – “  HEAVY METAL DRILL “ FLAG OUT NOW!!!
SIZE
W: 30 Inch
H: 45 Inch
DESASTER / SABBAT – “ SABBATICAL DESASTERMINATOR “ split MC OUT NOW!!!
  Limited 200(100 white cover, 100 grey cover)
Tracks taken from Sabbatical Desasterminator CD + Anniversarius 7" split.
ORDER HERE
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