NEWS 19.5 2024

Black Metal á la carte: PAINFUL präsentieren brandneue Album-Single “REMAINING SHADOWS” als Lyric-Video!
19.5.2024 News PainfulNoch dieses Frühjahr soll es erscheinen, das neue Album der Black-/Death-Metaller PAINFUL, die 2024 ihr 20-jähriges Jubiläum feiern. Um den Fans die Wartezeit bis zu “NEFARIOUS MONARCHY” am 25. Mai noch etwas zu verkürzen, gibt es jetzt vorab eine weitere Albumsingle – diesmal zusammen mit einem Lyric-Video. Bekamen wir bei der ersten Single “Liberty (Dies)” mit dem schnellsten Song des Albums einen Rückgriff auf die Wurzeln der Band zu hören, präsentieren sich PAINFUL nun erneut schwarzmetallisch, wenn auch in einer eher getragenen, opulenteren Façon: “Remaining Shadows” ist eine wuchtige Mid-Tempo-Walze, die zuweilen an eines der großen frühen Vorbilder PAINFULS – SATYRICON – erinnert:
Der Song ist fest in den Kontext des Konzeptalbums eingebettet, das sich inhaltlich der düsteren Seite der Französischen Revolution und den menschlichen Abgründen widmet, die sich auch dort zeigten. So kam es in unmittelbarer Folge der Revolution zu kriegerischen Auseinandersetzungen Frankreichs mit mehreren Nachbarstaaten.
Was als Zeit der Koalitionskriege in die Geschichtsbücher einging, barg zwischen deren blutigen Zeilen unfassbares menschliches Leid.
Die Band selbst über “Remaining Shadows”: “Wir wollten das brutale und verheerende Gesicht des Krieges zeigen. Nach jedem Krieg, der ausgefochten wurde, bleibt Finsternis zurück. Wir sollten die Konsequenzen unseres Handelns nicht missachten.”
PAINFULs neues Album “Nefarious Monarchy” ist ab 25. Mai überall erhältlich und ab sofort hier vorbestellbarhttps://linktr.ee/painfulmetalofficial
Ein Pre-Save des Albums ist hier möglich: https://orcd.co/painful 
Eine offizielle Album-Release-Party mit Live-Show wird ebenfalls am VÖ-Tag stattfinden. Und: Vergiss nicht, "Remaining Shadows" schonmal auf einer deiner Playlisten zu parken!
Über PAINFUL
Seit ihrer Gründung im Jahr 2004 stehen PAINFUL getreu ihrem eigenen Namen für rohen, blutigen Schmerz. Als dreckig-brutaler Bastard aus Black und Death Metal vor 20 Jahren vorgestellt, begann die Band schon sehr bald, die inhaltsgebende Melancholie der Abgründe zu etwas ganz Eigenem zu machen. So entstanden druckvolle Symphonien, mit denen sich PAINFUL auf unzähligen Gigs – darunter solche mit Acts wie Belphegor, Behemoth, Atrocity oder Amon Amarth, aber auch viele eigene Headliner-Shows – eine stetig wachsende Fangemeinde erspielen konnten.
Drei Alben später, und das vierte bereits im Ofen, konnten sie auch kultige Festivals wie etwa das MetalDays, Metalfest oder gar die 70000TONS OF METAL Cruise erfolgreich von der Checkliste streichen. Da wundert es nicht, dass auch die Genregröße Alexander Krull (ATROCITY, LEAVES EYES) aufmerksam wurde und nun bereits zum zweiten Mal in Folge die Produktion eines PAINFUL-Albums in einem der angesehen Mastersound Entertainment Studios übernahm.
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NECHT und die Enthüllungen aus den "Enkari-B’ahn"-Schriften: Black Metal wird von Kriegern geschrieben!
Es ist unleugbar: Wir Menschen sind und waren von jeher getrieben von unserer eigenen Vorstellungskraft. Der eine stolpert in seiner Kindheit über ein altes Buch und bestreitet ab da sein Leben im Glauben an die Auferstehung eines auf grausame Weise Verblichenen, es entsteht White Metal als Bewegung. Der andere, genervt von den Lehren des Ersten, findet Zuflucht in deren Umkehr und trägt zum Fortbestand des Black Metal bei. 
Ein Dritter folgt dem verrückten Araber mit dem Necronomicon unterm Arm in die Berge des Wahnsinns, von wo aus er über den Herrn der Ringe lacht, der in seinem Audi Blind Guardian hört und Tolkien singt. Ja, wir Menschen – und ganz besonders wir Leseratten, Moviebuffs und Metalheads – sind schon ein kauziges, aber irgendwie auch geniales Völkchen.
19.5.2024 News NECHTAm schönsten wird unser Hobby jedoch immer dann, wenn inmitten einer der vielen kreativen Todesspiralen aus Aufgüssen und Franchise-Verlängerungen jemand einfach mal auf “Pause” drückt, um sich die Zeit für einen neuen Mythos zu nehmen. Und genau das geschah, als Ende 2022 drei kanadische Mucker begannen, sich aus der in ihrer post-pandemischen Selbstzerfleischung immer wahnsinniger werdenden Welt zurückzuziehen…
…und die nun vierköpfig als NECHT, genauer als Zenith Maharg und dessen Aszendanten Vlasfimos, Zhargor und Aemoh, wieder hervortreten, im Gepäck die bald erscheinende Langmeditation “THE PROPHECY OF KARNIFOR”.
Einen kleinen Einblick in das, was seitdem im Verborgenen geschah, gibt uns das befremdliche Quartett selbst: “Zenith Maharg und Ascendant Vlasfimos sind langjährige Weggefährten und hatten sich vorgenommen, ein Black-Metal-Projekt zu starten. Etwa zur gleichen Zeit stieß Zenith Maharg in einem Antiquariat in Calgary auf ein Exemplar der obskuren und umstrittenen Geschichte ‘Translating the Enkari-B'ahn Scrolls: Words from the People of the End Times’, geschrieben von der schwedischen Archäologin Dr. Birgitta Olsson auf Basis der Funde des Philosophen und Entdeckers Dr. Karl von Mecklenburg aus dem 19. Jhd. und veröffentlicht im Jahr 2015. Während er mehr über die faszinierende und weitgehend unbekannte Geschichte der Enkari las und lernte, wuchs der Entschluss, den NECHT-Tempel zu gründen, um unseren ältesten Vorfahren zu huldigen. Seitdem führen wir mit rasant wachsenden Teilnehmerzahlen öffentliche Rituale auf, bei denen – erleuchtet durch unsere vielschichtigen Sermone – immer mehr Menschen dem Kult des B’ahn, unseres Sonnengottes, beitreten.”
Eines der zentralen Themen in der Geschichte der Enkari war die gesellschaftliche Spaltung in zwei Stadtstaaten, Lashmir und Ishpan, die sich bis zum Ende der Aufzeichnungen in einem immerwährenden Krieg befanden. B’ahn war dabei der Gott der städtischen Krieger von Lashmir, denen auch NECHT sich zuordnen. Nun führen die Nachfahren der Lashmiren erstmals einen Sermon aus der schon am 17. Mai in voller Länge bereitgestellten Meditation “The Prophecy of Karnifor” im Rahmen einer visuellen Offenbarung auf – “For Violence Was Wrought Upon Me”:
Zenith Maharg fasst die Geschichte des Sermons “For Violence Was Wrought Upon Me” für uns zusammen: “Im Kult hatte man keine Angst vor dem Tod. Vielmehr fürchtete man, zu den Gescheiterten zu gehören – zu den Kriegern, die so gebrochen waren, dass sie nicht mehr für B'ahn kämpfen konnten. Schwerverletzte Kultisten waren daher immer an vorderster Front im Kampf zu finden und strebten nach einem heiligen Ende. Dieser Sermon erzählt von einem alternden Kultisten, der sich an seine vielen Verletzungen erinnert, während er sich auf die dritte Belagerung von Ishpan vorbereitet.”
Meditation durch Repetition: Ziehe dir jetzt “For Violence Was Wrought Upon Me” als Opfergabe an B’ahn auf deine althistorische Spotify-Playlist oder folge der Künstlerseite direkt: https://open.spotify.com/artist/5Wb4y2UcuDY48xH8ftksFu
Die Langmeditation “The Prophecy Of Karnifor” wird am 17. Mai 2024 enthüllt. Anhänger des Kultes und solche, die es werden wollen, können sie bereits heute hier vorbestellenhttps://necht.bandcamp.com/album/the-prophecy-of-karnifor oder digital hier für später vormerken: https://show.co/acYyzxf
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Brandneuer Power-Metal-Wahnsinn von NOTURNALL: Die Weltraum-Oper “COSMIC REDEMPTION” hat eine Kurzfilm-Behandlung erhalten!
– Nicht geeignet für Meteorophobiker –
Nach der eher intimen Powerballade “Shadows (Walking Through)” melden sich NOTURNALL nun mit einem weiteren, noch ambitionierteren Musikvideo zurück. Der Titeltrack des Albums “Cosmic Redemption” bringt auf rasante Art und Weise die Power zurück in den Metal. Der Song beginnt mit einem dämonisch schnellen und doch hochmelodischen Gitarrensolo und ist in der Tat eine tiefe Verbeugung vor den verrückten Tagen des guten alten, wahnwitzig schnellen Power Metals. Und er ist auch irgendwie paradox! Denn ja, “Cosmic Redemption” birgt die Chance, uns nostalgisch werden zu lassen – klingt dabei aber nicht nach neuer alter Ware. Stattdessen haben NOTURNALL einen transparenten und sauberen, fast futuristischen Ansatz gewählt, der dennoch die nötige Wärme beibehält. Sowohl die Komposition als auch ihre Interpretation strahlen diese en masse aus: durch fesselnde Melodien, vollmundige Harmonien und, einmal mehr, durch das Herz und die Seele, die mit Sänger Thiagos kraftvoller und doch glaubwürdiger Stimme anklingen.
19.5.2024 News NOTURNALLDa haben wir es also. Und was machen wir jetzt damit? Wir hacken es in Stücke! Kein Scherz, denn genau das haben unsere brasilianischen Schelme getan – mit großem Geschick, wohlgemerkt! Aber wozu, möchte man fragen, und mit welchem Ergebnis? Die Antwort ist mehr oder weniger einleuchtend:
SCIENCE-FICTION-METAL-SPACE-OPERA-KURZFILM! Das brandneue Video von NOTURNALL sollte sich jeder unbedingt ansehen, auf den eine oder mehr der folgenden Aussagen zutreffen:
1) Ich liebe Metal.
2) Ich kenne ein wenig Science-Fiction.
3) Ich leide an Meteorophobie oder auch nicht.
4) Ich liebe gute altmodische Lithotripsie*.
Los geht's also! Sieh dir an, wie NOTURNALL es mit einem riesigen Asteroiden aufnehmen, der auf die Erde zusteuert, indem sie eine gigantische Lithotripsie an dem verdammten Ding durchführen – mit Wissenschaftlern, o presidente, Raumfahrt und all den oben erwähnten guten Dingen:
Link zum Video auf YouTube: https://youtu.be/6bj9wE1Ke9o
*Lithotripsie: ein Verfahren zur Behandlung von Nierensteinen und anderen Steinen durch Zertrümmerung mittels Stoßwellen
Darüber hinaus sollte man sich den Song auch nicht in seiner eingängigen Kürze als Titelsong auf der internationalen Veröffentlichung ihres Albums “Cosmic Redemption” entgehen lassen, mit dem NOTURNALL Ende letzten Jahres den Weg in den globalen Metal eingeschlagen haben. Die auf der CD enthaltenen 13 grandiosen Tracks, an denen auch namhafte Künstler wie James LaBrie, Mike Portnoy (Dream Theater) und andere mitgewirkt haben, beschäftigen sich mit den kosmischen Wendungen, die die Welt nimmt – sowohl auf der Mikroebene, in Form der Kämpfe des Einzelnen, als auch auf der Makroebene, in Form von Korruption und Konflikten in der Gesellschaft. Der Begriff Cosmic Redemption (kosmische Erlösung) steht für das Ziel eines jeden Menschen, als Person zu wachsen und die Welt als einen besseren Ort zu verlassen, als sie es vorher war. Das Album entstand in der aufreibenden Zeit der Pandemie und motivierte die Bandmitglieder, weiterzumachen. Und das taten sie auch, denn sie schafften es sogar für zwei bemerkenswerte Shows mit Gitarrenheld Mike Orlando, der maßgeblich zum Album beigetragen hat, auf die 70000TONS OF METAL. Mit ihrer Reise zurück nach Brasilien nach der größten Heavy-Metal-Kreuzfahrt der Welt hat die Band den großen Kreis geschlossen, der sie rund um die Welt geführt hat: Brasilien – Europa – Australien – USA – Brasilien.
NOTURNALLs Album “Cosmic Redemption” gibt es hier: https://orcd.co/cosmic_redemption
Tracklist :
1. Try Harder
2. Reset the Game
3. Lie to You
4. Shallow Grave
5. Shadows (Walking Through) (feat. Orchestra by Michael Romeo)
6. Cosmic Redemption
7. Scream! For!! Me!!! (feat. Mike Portnoy)
8. O Tempo Não Para (feat. Ney Matogrosso)
9. Take Control (feat. David Ellefson)
10. The Great Filter
11. Never Again (Bonus Track)
12. Hey! (Live Bonus Track feat. James LaBrie)*
13. Scream! For!! Me!!! (Live Bonus Track feat. Mike Portnoy)*
*Die digitale Ausgabe enthält stattdessen den Bonustrack "Shallow Grave (Edit)".
Über NOTURNALL
NOTURNALL. Das ist der Name der jungen Gruppe, die sich in weniger als 10 Jahren als eine der größten und wichtigsten Bands in der brasilianischen Heavy-Metal-Geschichte etabliert hat.
In ihrer kurzen aber intensiven Geschichte, die 2014 begann, kamen einige Legenden der brasilianischen Metalszene zusammen, die vorher ihre Spuren bereits bei weltweit bekannten Bands wie Shaman, Angra und Project46 hinterlassen hatten. Im Line-up befindet sich auch der meisterhafte nordamerikanische Gitarrist Mike Orlando, der mit ADRENALINE MOB Hunderttausende von Alben verkaufte und vom „Guitar Player Magazine” in die Top 100 der besten Gitarristen aller Zeiten und in die Top 10 der Superstars des Jahres 2008 gewählt wurde.
Ikonische Konzerte, spektakuläre Tourneen, mitreißende Musikvideos und Gastauftritte von Heavy-Metal-Legenden aus aller Welt, wie Michael Kiske (Helloween, Unisonic), Mike Portnoy, James LaBrie (Dream Theater), Russell Allen (Symphony X, Adrenaline Mob), Michael Romeo (Symphony X), Edu Falaschi und anderen, festigten NOTURNALL als wahres Juwel des brasilianischen Heavy Metal.
Im Jahr 2022, nach fast 2 Jahren Bühnenabstinenz, begann die Band das Jahr mit einem nostalgischen Konzert im SESC 24 de Maio, wo sie klassische Songs präsentierte. Außerdem veröffentlichten NOTURNALL ihr viertes Studioalbum mit dem Titel “Cosmic Redemption”, auf dem die Band in Bestform zu hören ist – und mir ihr ganz besondere Gäste: Bassist DAVID ELLEFSON (Ex-MEGADETH), der Gründungsgitarrist von SYMPHONY X MICHAEL ROMEO, der international bekannte Prog-Metal-Schlagzeuger MIKE PORTNOY (DREAM THEATER, THE WINERY DOGS, SONS OF APOLLO), der zuvor mit der Band auf Tournee war und im Video zur Single "SCREAM! FOR!! ME!!!" auftrat, sowie die brasilianische MPB-Legende NEY MATOGROSSO.
https://noturnall.com.br/en/
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Die Macht der Schöpfung ist unser: THE MOURNING zeigen mit ihrer brandneuen Single "HE CRIES" Seele und Prog-Muskeln.

Das System Mensch ist auf eine sehr spezifische Art seltsam: Es basiert auf psychologischen Archetypen, die augenscheinlich wie Schloss und Schlüssel zusammenpassen. Leider ergibt diese Kodierung aber einen lähmenden Stillstand: Die einen strahlen ihren emotionalen Status permanent aus, die anderen nehmen solche Ströme permanent auf und reflektieren sie als neue Teile ihrer selbst. Daraus haben wir die Idee einer Überperson erschaffen: Was wäre, wenn jemand meine emotionale Not nicht nur annehmen, sondern sie mir dabei auch abnehmen könnte? Jemand, der nicht nur mit den Trauernden weint, sondern für sie, quasi als emotionaler Stellvertreter?
Die Idee blieb und sorgt noch heute dafür, dass Millionen von Menschen auf der Welt im Angesicht von Leid und Missständen eine göttliche Macht anflehen, anstatt die Dinge selbst in die Hand zu nehmen oder jene beharrlich zu bearbeiten, die das Ruder in der Hand haben.
Mit “He Cries”, einem düster wie ein schwarzer Fluss ins Ohr strömenden Song aus dem kommenden Album “HUSH”, richten The Mourning ihren Blick auf genau diese scheinbar universal menschliche Marotte.
Dabei gelingt den Prog-Metallern um den singenden Philosophen Johnny Ray und dessen stete Duettpartnerin Eliana Blanchard etwas, was man dem harten Prog zunächst gar nicht zuzutrauen vermag: Vom gefühlvollen Intro des Keyboarders Alex Nasla (Ex-Witherfall) in Schwingung versetzt, öffnet die Band das Fenster zu einer Klanglandschaft, in der die Verzweiflungsschreie der Welt Gebirge formen – in einer akustischen Schönheit und Harmonie, wie sie sonst eher von vereinten Gebetsgesängen erschaffen werden, an die der Song zuweilen erinnert. Und damit wird auch schnell klar: The Mourning stellen nicht Gott infrage. Sie werben lediglich dafür, dass menschengemachte Probleme auch von uns Menschen gelöst werden sollten.
Es sind Lieder wie dieses, die uns sehr ermutigen können, indem sie uns vor Augen führen, dass auch wir die Macht der Schöpfung besitzen:
Link zum Video auf YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wn57AXTu1qU
Hier geht es direkt zur Single: 
https://links.themourningmusic.com/hecries
Über The Mourning
Was 2017 als bloßes Aufnahmeprojekt von Sänger und Komponist Johnny Ray und Schlagzeuger Jason Berlin (Sohn des berühmten Bassisten Jeff Berlin) in Tampa, Florida, begann, entwickelte sich zu einer Selbstfindungsreise, die bald Gleichgesinnte anlockte, bis die Band mit dem Allrounder Alex Nasla (Ex-Witherfall, Produzent, Sänger und Keyboarder), dem italienischen Musiker und Komponisten Francesco Pinter (Gitarre), Leadsängerin Eliana Blanchard und Gitarrist Phillip Colacecchi komplett war.
Nach der Veröffentlichung ihrer noch recht experimentellen EP “Theosis” im Jahr 2018, mit der sich die Band auf die Reise begab, ihren wahren Sound und eine eigene Botschaft zu entdecken, sind The Mourning nun bereit, ihr erstes Album “Hush” zu präsentieren, das am 24. Juni 2024 erscheinen wird. Besonders und neu: Der Longplayer glänzt mit einer viel stärkeren Betonung auf den Gitarren, einschließlich des Einsatzes von Slap-Gitarren, groovenden Riffs, engelsgleichen klassischen Gitarren, durchdringenden Gitarrensoli. Darüber hinaus bringt das Album aber, wie die Band betont, noch sehr viel mehr in ihren Sound ein, der ursprünglich stark von Opeth, Steven Wilson und Haken beeinflusst war: "Auf diesem Album haben wir auch die Harmonien durch den gefühlvollen Gesang von Eliana Blanchard auf die nächste Stufe gehoben, was den Songs einen viel reicheren harmonischen Klang und eine einzigartige Klangidentität verleiht." Die eindrucksvolle Energie zwischen den kontrastierenden Stimmen hebt das Hörerlebnis über die eindimensionale Atmosphäre des Gewohnten hinaus und lädt dazu ein, die Band auf ihrer turbulenten Reise zu begleiten, auf der sie die pure Präzision des Progressive Metal mit roher emotionaler Energie verbindet: "Wir versuchen, den Hörern vor dem Hintergrund einer virtuosen Klanglandschaft Einblicke zu geben, die den Geist für neue Ideen, Konzepte und inneres Wachstum öffnen. Manche Alben nehmen dich auf dieser Reise an die Hand – 'Hush' nimmt dich mit auf eine introspektive Reise zu dir selbst."
Und eines ist ganz klar: Dies ist nur der Beginn der eindrucksvollen Reise von The Mourning.
Den Anfang machte “Chaos Machine”, die erste Videosingle und Album-Opener.
Schau dir gleich das Video zum Song mit einem Gitarrensolo des gefeierten Gitarristen Charlie Robbins (Syncatto) an: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aj1dUyQ2d5E
Hier geht es zur Single:
 https://links.themourningmusic.com/chaosmachine

The Mournings erstes Album “Hush” ist eine eindrucksvolle Prog-Wanderung, beeinflusst von den Größen des Progressive Metal; ein Album der Selbstfindung, der Beobachtungen über die Natur der Existenz selbst, gesellschaftliche Missstände und die Überwindung von Widrigkeiten.
19.5.2024 News THE MOURNINGEs erscheint am 24. Juni 2024 und ist ab sofort vorbestellbar unter:
https://themourningmusic.com/product/hush-cd/  (physisch)
https://links.themourningmusic.com/hush-album (digital)
Tracklist "Hush"
1. Chaos Machine
2. The Mountain
3. He Cries
4. I Feel The Rain
5. Hush
6. The Wind
7. My Own Way
8. Cries Of The Mind
9. My Own Hell
10. Smooth Seas

https://themourningmusic.com/
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WOUND COLLECTOR – “BEGGING FOR CHICXULUB”
Format:  Digital EP-CD / Physical EP-CD
Label: Independent Release

Wound Collector 2024 is:
Peter Verdonck – saxophone, vocals, compositions and arrangements (also 6Exhance, Den Ambrassband)
Guy Van Campenhout – guitar (also Hangman’s Hymn, Splendidula)
Poncho Gavall – lead guitar (also Pestifer)
Stijn Deldaele – bass guitar (also Beat Love Oracle, Vesper)
Nico Veroeven – drums (also Serial Butcher, Carrion)
Wound Collector is the brainchild of Peter Verdonck, a renowned professional saxophonist and composer who has earned his stripes in performances across the globe with Thelema Trio, Manngold de Cobre, The Rhythm Junks, De Pandoering, Ambrassband and many more. Yet his heart truly beats for death metal.

On a quest to combine his passion for death metal with his favoured instrument he teamed up with Kurt Hermans (Off the Cross, ex-Herfst, ex-Angeli di Piëtra) on 5-string bass and Guy Van Campenhout (Notti Del terrore, Angeli di Piëtra) on 7-string guitar. Each of whom bring considerable experience in various metal bands. A bit later on a drummer was found in Ben Van Pethegem (Myotis). In 2018 the first full length album “Eternal Bloodcult” was released through the brand new Dutch label Profane records. However that same year Ben decided to leave the band to pursue his travelling ambitions.
Replacement was found in Nico Veroeven (Serial Butcher, Emeth, Carrion). After playing shows with a.o. Brujeria, Hideous Divinity, Cattle Decapitation, Serial Butcher, The Monolith Deathcult, the second full length album “Depravity” was released through the Belgian label Rotten To The Core Records and features guest vocals by Tommy Dahlströhm from the legendary Swedish death metal band Aeon in 2020. That year Kurt decided to leave the band to pursue other musical goals with his other band Off The Cross.
Due to the corona crisis that Spring it took a couple of months before replacement was found. However in July Stijn Deldaele (Blunt, Beat Love Orcale, Mucho Gusto) joined the ranks. In 2021 a second guitarist, Poncho Gaval who had his experience with local Mexican metal bands, joined Wound Collector to complete the musical layers of the band thus becoming a quintet. In this line-up a new EP was recorded during 2023 entitled ‘Begging For Chicxulub’.

Tracklist:
01. River Of Scalded Corpses
02. Progress Through Dishonor
03. Dehumanized By The Auburn System
04. Chicxulub

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Montreal (QC) - HESSIAN FIRM is proud to announce today's release of SCATHED GAPING MISERY, a compilation of the only two EPs ever released from defunct Canadian Black Metal duo Trails of Anguish. The compilation consists of all tracks from 2001's Relentless Abhorrence of Misery's Grievance and 2003's Scarred Memento.
Purchase Scathed Gaping Misery:
https://hessianfirm.bigcartel.com/product/trails-of-anguish-scathed-gaping-misery-pre-order
https://trailsofanguish.bandcamp.com/album/scathed-gaping-misery
FFO: Dawn, Dissection, Immortal, At the Gates, Satryicon
While many black metal bands appear and disappear without ever recording a full length. Few ever come close to the quality offered by Trails of Anguish. Unrepentantly emotional and honest, but balanced by sheer aggression and belligerence against the world. Hessian Firm is extremely proud to share the entirety of this band's output on Scathed Gaping Misery. Trails of Anguish is a unique band that definitely deserves a listen.
Track Listing:
1. Beyond Charismatic Sickness
2. The Scythe Of Engrieved Melancholia
3. Laments of Martyrised Innocence
4. Reaping Life's Frailty
5. ...And Desolated Trails Of Anguish
6. Useless (The Final Soliloquy)
7. Haunting
8. Spectral Life Scars
9. Scathed, Gaping Misery
10. Rebirth
Album Art by Dischord
Line-Up:
Dischord: Guitars, Bass
Scythrawl: Drums, Vocals
Bio:
Formed in Quebec in 2000 by Dishcord and Scythrawl (Ether, Unquintessence) after the dissolution of their previous project, Through Sombre Sorrowfield, Trails of Anguish were an aggressive yet melodic black metal band that sought to express their emotions in the most cathartic way possible.
In 2001 the band released their first EP, Relentless Abhorrence of Misery's Grievance, before reissuing it in 2002 through Grind It! Records with the bonus song "Beyond Charismatic Sickness." During this period, Trails of Anguish were known across Quebec for their violent live shows and unique brand of brutal black metal.
In 2003 the band pressed 100 CDs for Scarred Memento,
with 50 sent out to various labels and 50 given out at shows to fans. While the future was looking bright for Trails of Anguish, the explosive energy that permeated throughout their live shows and studio sessions had fizzled out, so the band unceremoniously faded away. Twenty-one years later, the emotions of anger, misery, shame and reclusion have all been compiled under the name Scathed Gaping Misery.
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https://linktr.ee/trailsofanguish

Yonkers (NY) - Brutal Tech-Death stalwarts MALIGNANCY have released "BIOLOGICAL ABSURDITY," the second single from forthcoming album, ...DISCONTINUED.
Check it out at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xNQR8GZUPRM
The single is also available on SpotifyApple Music, and Bandcamp.
Malignancy are set to unleash ...Discontinued, their first full-length album in five years!
"Malignancy's new album, ...Discontinued, is a post-apocalyptic auditory assault on the listener from beginning to end. ...Discontinued captures all the ingredients of what makes a great extreme metal album. It's Thrashy, Grindy, Techy, and Brutal, all in one! Mixed and mastered by one of the best, Lasse Lammert (Abigail Williams, Raven, Alestorm, Acranius, among others), this is one for the books!"- Malignancy
...Discontinued will be released on CD, vinyl, and digital forms on June 14 via Willowtip Records.
Pre-order:
https://willowtip.com/bands/details/malignancy.aspx
https://malignancy.bandcamp.com/album/discontinued
19.5.2024 News MALIGNANCYTrack Listing:
1. Existential Dread
2. Binary Paradigm
3. Irradiated Miscreation
4. Purity of Purpose 
5. Ancillary Biorhythms
6. Haunted Symmetry
7. Decomposing Divinity
8. Oppositional Defiance
9. Biological Absurdity
Album Credits:
Drums/Bass Tracking: Heaven and Heller Studios
Guitars Tracking: Tom Tulotta/Coney Productions
Vocals Tracking: Mike Usifer/Aural Assault Studio
Mixed/Mastered: Lasse Lammert/LSD-Studio/lasselammert.com
Music: Malignancy
Lyrics: Danny Nelson
Cover, Disc, and Tray Artwork: Tony Cosgrove / thehorrorsection_studio
Layout: Malignant Designs
Bass duties on ...Discontinued are by Jacob Schmidt of Defeated Sanity.
Line up:
Ron Kachnic - Guitars
Mike Heller - Drums
Danny Nelson - Vocals
Alex Webber - Bass*
*Jacob Schmidt (Defeated Sanity) played sesson bass on the album.
https://www.facebook.com/willowtip
https://www.facebook.com/MalignancyOfficial

The Last of Lucy's devastating brand of intricate yet catchy death metal has been lapped up by all those who've heard it ever since the full album stream dropped. They're making it seem far too easy but closer listens will reveal the insane level of their technical proficiency. Two playthrough videos which have been uploaded on the channel will only confirm that. You can find them in this email as well as the full album stream which you can listen to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J8FTUZpoWtA&t=8s
THE LAST OF LUCY  - “GODFORM “
19.5.2024 News THE LAST OF LUCYFor fans of - Inferi, The Faceless, Archspire, The Zenith Passage, Godless Truth
Two years after their devastating album 'Moksha', The Last of Lucy finetune their sound blending elements of technical death metal, mathcore, and a bit of brutal death metal and even bring back aspects of their debut on their latest full length 'Godform', making it their most impactful one yet. Without losing any of their fearsome, compelling power and drive, the music is better streamlined and cohesive while being more diverse than before, and despite the deceptive catchiness which we've come to expect from them, the technical prowess is apparent and more impressive than before. There's a cyclical pattern to the songs, bursts of face-melting blasts alternating with slower breaks, which amplify the appeal of both parts and also offer diversity in the process. Additional instruments too are employed which go very well with their kind of pulsating, dynamic music. Technical death metal music of this kind can often sound too formulaic or too self-absorbed for it to have any impact, but The Last of Lucy's scathing intensity and forceful execution, along with their knack for writing catchy music and shuffling things around, cast out any semblance of complacency from taking shape in the minds of the listener. It's plainly evident - The Last of Lucy on 'Godform' sees them in their prime.
Line up:
Josh De La Sol - Vocals
Gad Gidon - Guitars
Derek Santistevan - Bass
Josef Hossain-Kay - Drums

Mixed and mastered by Dave Otero
Artwork by Par Olofsson
Track listing:
1. Wormhole
2. Empyreal Banisher
3. Twin Flame
4. Shedim Seance
5. Sanguinary Solace
6. Sentinel Codex
7. Darkest Night of the Soul
8. Angelic Gateway
9. Anima Flux
10. Godform

Official release date - May 17th, 2024
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Thank you so much for your time! Kunal Choksi  Label owner Transcending Obscurity Mumbai, India

Danish / Turkish Death Metallers HYPERDONTIA are back with their third album, HARVEST OF MALEVOLENCE. As one of the forerunners in keeping old-school extremity alive, this promises to be a savage listen.
The band has unleashed a stream of the album's opening track, "Death's Embrace." Listen now at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nUeBGcYPcYo
Harvest of Malevolence is set for release on June 21 via Dark Descent Records and Me Saco Un Ojo Records. The album will be available on vinyl, CD, cassette, and digital formats.
19.5.2024 News HYPERDONTIADesiccated Records will offer an alternative cassette version of Harvest of Malevolence. Pre-order at https://desiccatedrecords.bandcamp.com/
Stream previous HYPERDONTIA releases on Spotify and Apple Music.
Firing on all cylinders from the get-go, their relentless brand of pulverizing guitars and punishing drums with intricate bass lines cut only by monstrous vocals spew forth. Monolithically mixed to grant us the most viscerally lacerating blows of Death Metal might, those who salivate for true morbidity will revel in the ecstatic putridity that immediately grips you. From the gut-wrenching rhythmic torment to the phenomenal soloing, aside from sheer brutality, Hyperdontia have technical abilities that far surpass most of their contemporaries while never feeling obnoxious with their utilization. Some utterly mad bass guitar moments or ripping solos show a band who clearly know their way around a fretboard while the consistently savage drumming doesn’t let the rhythmic battery relent. As we heard on their prior works; Hyperdontia are a confident and unforgiving entity and that continues here.
Although they are inarguably merciless and intense, there is such dynamic strength on this new record from the maelstroms of grooves to the more otherworldly sections, all tied together to plunge headlong into abhorrent chaos. Barbaric and yet precise, each blow lands with ferocity and yet a cleverness to every moment is present too. If you value Death Metal being of the highest quality but without sacrificing the true macabre spirit of old, Hyperdontia is the perfect middle ground and their new album showcases that formidably. Promising a harvest of malevolence and ultimately delivering much more, Hyperdontia decimate all in their pathway with some of their most violently intense and cyclonic Death Metal to date.
HYPERDONTIA is:
Malik - Bass
Tuna - Drums
Mustafa - Guitars (lead)
Mathias - Guitars, Vocals
www.darkdescentrecords.com
www.facebook.com/hyperdontia

GOLGOTHA – “SPREADING THE WINGS OF HOPE”

19.5.2024 News GolgothaLabel: Ardua Music
Release date: june 14th 2024
Genre: Melodic Doom/Death Metal
For fans of: Hallatar | Novembers Doom | Draconian | Saturnus
I have been lost for so long now in a labyrinth of sorrow. Each turning I take down dusty, shadowed corridors where deceit stalks the darkness with hidden knives, leads only to another waypost on a journey without end. I open doors to find tableaus of heartbreak, sad parades of tears and pageants of loss. Mirrored ballrooms where dancers dressed in silk weep behind smiling masks as they spin beneath a thousand crystal candelabras, their reflections waltzing on into eternity. Chessboard tiles of cold marble chill my bare feet as I slip between the pawns and pass beneath the haughty gaze of bishops and kings with my head bowed, always following the fading echoes of my queen, the whisper of her passing like fading birdsong at twilight. Lost for so long…yet cupped in my hands I carry the flickering flame of hope. It burns low, but it burns still…
Stepping once more from the shadows, Golgotha, Spain’s renowned troubadours of the disconsolate lament, preeminent artisans of doom and desolation, have returned, bearing with them a new album of sombre reflection and measured melodies, tossed upon a tempestuous sea of love and mourning. Opening with the magnificent magisterial gravitas of ‘For Every Tear’, Spreading The Wings Of Hope sees Golgotha sailing proudly onwards under the ever-present guiding hand of guitarist Vicente J. Paya, on a wonderful voyage of musical and emotional discovery.  The deep sadness of first single, ‘Gilded Cage’ brings the band’s signature use of a dual vocal presence to the fore – the lilting understated melodies delivered in such an enthralling manner by María J. Lladó surrendering to the leonine roar of Andrew Spinosa as the two vocalists spin this tale of a hollow, empty relationship.  The masterful marriage of contrasts is key to the Golgotha sound, as towering, resplendent riffs and aching, intimate fragility meet and entwine. ‘Hear Their Cries’ springs from the magical coalescing of powerful rolling rhythms and mellifluous vocal melodies, while ‘Human Vultures’ evolves through resolute heaviness and consuming atmosphere, thrilling dynamics and soul touching beauty. Golgotha are a special band, whose music spans vast vistas of emotional power and they have never sounded more accomplished than they do on Spreading The Wings Of Hope. Concluding with ‘The Hope As Guide’ with its succinct, sublime guitar solo, haunting final words and climactic finish that leaves the listener in a stunned silence, this album is destined to stand as a towering achievement amongst the storied peaks of Golgotha’s remarkable canon of work…the moment when all their creative possibilities were realised in spectacular fashion.
Sonically crafted to richly textured perfection by the production, mixing and mastering skills of Javier Fernández (Avulsed, Holycide, TodoMal) and adorned in impactful artwork, full of secrets and questions, Spreading The Wings Of Hope will be released on both CD and cassette by Golgotha’s new label, Ardua Music on June 14th. A proud successor to 2022s critically acclaimed Mors Diligentis, Spreading The Wings Of Hope will let you soar on wings of imagination. Once heard it will never be forgotten...
Line-up:
Vicente J. Paya  – Guitar/Vocals
Andrew Spinoza – Bass/Vocals
Tomeu Crespi  – Drums
María J. Lladó – Clean Vocals
Dan Garcia – Guitars
https://www.arduamusic.com/

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BLÓÐ - "MARA"

19.5.2024 News BLÓÐ.jpgRealese date : June 21st 2024
Genre : Doom Sludge
Origin: France
Duration: 48:15
Label: Talheim Records Germany
Born in 2018, in Paris from the minds of the couple Ulrich W (Otargos, ex-Regarde Les Hommes Tomber) & Anna W (Lynn), Blóð delivers blackened Doom/Sludge music combined with both charming and scortched female voices.
During 2019 Blóð released an eponym first album that placed the band within the landscape of the french metal scene.
Early 2021 a second Lp "Serpent" was spawned, a blacker & heavier opus full of Darkness and sorcery.
Now, a 3rd full lenght album titled "MARA" is about to be released which will invite its listener to plung deeper into black metal and sludge landscapes...
At the crossroads of Black and Doom metal, Blóð is for fans of CELESTE, DOLCH, YONL, MONARCH, WINDHAND, WOLVENNEST, AMENRA...
Tracklist:
| - GEHENNA (INTRO)
Il - MALIGNANT
III- MARTYR
IV - MARA
V - THE WHITE DEATH
VI - CHTHONIA
VII - FROST
VIIl - COVENANT                                  
IX - QUEEN OV HADES
X - MOTHER OF ALL
https://tree.tal.hm/@blod

ETERNAL DEATH RECORDS
 is proud to present a brand-new EP “PLUMMETING INTO THE HOUR OF THE WOLF” from BLACK SORCERY on cassette tape format.
19.5.2024 News Black SorceryRelease date: May 24, 2024
Forged out of the cursed landscape of Rhode Island, American black metal quartet BLACK SORCERY brings forth a new EP release entitled “Plummeting Into The Hour of The Wolf” in digital and limited cassette (100 copies) formats on ETERNAL DEATH RECORDS. Cold and foreboding, caustic, frenzied, and bound by somber introspection and destructive impulse, this latest work is a testament to the raw spirit of traditional black metal and remains devoted to the obscured paths of the genre's unspoiled past. The three tracks are marked by themes of desperation, solitude, perversion, moral decay, and the loss of self in the suffocating darkness of existence – an unforgiving internal labyrinth of shattered mirrors where illumination is obtained through the talisman of suffering and pleasure realized in the ecstasy of willful damnation.
Recorded and mixed by Distorted Forest Studio (North Smithfield, RI).
Mastered by Enormous Door Mastering (Austin, TX).
Artwork by Derek Setzer & Maegan LeMay.
https://www.facebook.com/blacksorcery93
https://eternaldeath.storenvy.com


BETWEEN THE KILLINGS – “THE KILLING QUARTET VOL. 2: OMNIPOTENCE”
19.5.2024 News Between the killingLabel: Comatose Music
Release date: june 7th 2024
Genre: Brutal Death Metal
For fans of: Cannibal Corpse | Gorgasm | Desecration | Lividity
“…for no man shall see Me, and live.”– Exodus 33:20

A door opened in my mind and I tumbled through it, falling into a raging, black storm. The darkness poured into my mouth, filling the emptiness inside me and infusing me with purpose. Everything that had existed before that moment became meaningless; reduced to a set of fading photographs of forgotten places and faceless people. There in that room was everything that mattered…and I was transformed. I was god-like, their life held in my hands, their every desperate breath my gift to them. I was their alpha and omega. Their blood, their bone, their agony…all mine. Omnipotent in that perfect moment, my power absolute…I was not a merciful god.
The story continues, as Indiana’s Between The Killings return to their voyage through the mind of a killer and unveil The Killing Quartet Vol. 2: Omnipotence! Such is the level of aural violence that permeates every second of this new chapter that the listener is left shocked and breathless, within trembling touching distance of the chilling, soulless void that broods at the heart of those empty creatures that kill without remorse. This is death metal at its most pitiless and savage, the cascading riffs falling like knives puncturing skin, the drums an onslaught of blunt force trauma, the solos like desperate, dying screams, the bestial vocals tearing at the desecrated flesh, hungry for blood. ‘Details Of Sadistic Killings’ is an utterly frenzied assault, while the vicious precision of ‘Satisfaction Of Suffocation’ drills into your consciousness with pernicious sadism. Between The Killings tap into the original warped spirit of death metal and then drag it ever downwards into the dankest cellars, the foulest sewers, charnel pits and slaughterhouses where innocent victims depart this world, lonely, lost and afraid. Following faithfully in the gore-spattered footprints of 2022s The Killing Quartet Vol. 1: Reflections Of Murder, Omnipotence is merciless, malevolent and never meant for the light of day.
Adorned, like its predecessor, in the twisted comic artwork of Karl Dahmer (Exhumed, Gutulax, Nunslaughter etc) and mixed and mastered by Tony Tipton (Kraanium, Reap, Necrotic Disgorgement etc) at The Metal Foundry, every excoriating element of Omnipotence has been carefully, cruelly constructed to deliver the maximum damage. When Comatose Music let loose this ravening beast on June 7th the walls of sanity will be breached and the bastions of morality overrun. Horror beyond imagining awaits.
Line-up:
Braxton Keyser - Vocals
Ian Dygulski – Bass
Miles Ellegood – Lead Guitars
Von Young – Guitars
Justin Wallisch - Drums

https://www.comatosemusic.com/
https://www.facebook.com/BetweenthekillingsBTK/

Finnish black metal band CURSE UPON A PRAYER is set to release their fourth studio album THE WORSHIP: Orthoprax Satanism later in July 26th 2024. CD version is released by The Cursed Order, Vinyl version comes via Folter Records and MC via Korpituli Productions. A new single 'Black Venus Erotica' is out now and it's available on Youtube and Bandcamp
Pre-order is also now open via Bigcartel: https://thecursedorder.bigcartel.com
The band comments:
19.5.2024 News CURSE UPON A PRAYER"Black Venus Erotica is one of the key points on the album. Both lyrically and musically, for it underlined and tied together the actual songwriting and the approach towards making the album; The unconquerable will and the immortal hate and love. Passionately devoted for our Dear, Non-Virgin Mary and the Holy Whores who have chosen to cross the forbidden line - towards the gaping cunt of true Darkness where no man dares!" 
BLACK SUMMER 2024 Minitour dates:
12.6.2024 Lahti, Torvi
13.6.2024 Turku, Nirvana
14.6.2024. Tampere, Varjobaari
15.6.2024. Helsinki, On The Rocks
Presented by Elektrik Products
Biography:
The Cursed Order, mostly known in the musical realm as 'CURSE UPON A PRAYER', was born in 2010 in Tornio, Northern Finland. Since then the band has gained a stable position in the Finnish Black Metal scene and has gained the reputation as one of the more notorious acts, which has been evident through their flagrant live appearances that have striked fear, hate and love into the hearts of those who have dared to witness.
With the religiously anticipated fourth full-length album - C.U.A.P. now presents the absolute crown jewel of this black crown of Infidelity. For it dives into the heart of the Holy Hell and boldly presents the very foundation and the secrets behind the themes that have inflicted chaos and controversy
throughout the 14-year long history: the unconquerable will, immortal hate and love, and the courage never to submit or yield!
 The Spirit is null & void without the Act & the Will - Flesh & Spirit must be one! Ya Shaitan!

https://www.facebook.com/curseuponaprayer

REFLECTION OF FLESH
presents "WE ARE LEGION" DRUM Playthrough.
The track is taken from the band's album "WE ARE LEGION", out via Wormholedeath.
Reflection of Flesh is a three-piece, brutal, metal band with a wide range of musical influences. This has produced a unique sound driven by a devastating rhythm section, overlaid with infectious guitar grooves, and dark, heavy vocals.
With a lineup featuring Philip Proite on Bass/Vocals, Garrett Smith on Guitars, and Chris Oelke on Drums, Reflection of Flesh is a force to be reckoned with.
www.youtube.com/c/reflectionoffleshofficial
www.facebook.com/ReflectionofFlesh

HIPOXIA – “FRAGMENTED REVELATIONS”

Label :The Way of the Hermit (Darkwoods)
Format : CD / Digital
Release Date: 25/06/2024
Genre : Decaying Funeral Doom from Spain
Although Hipoxia definitely isn't a band that enjoys commemorations, the fact that 2024 marks the 15th anniversary of their foundation is something that cannot be ignored... Fragmented Revelations is the culmination of those first 15 years of existence of the experimental funeral doom masters, a wide-ranging anthology of rarities and unreleased tracks, 60 long and distressing minutes of pure condensed Hipoxia expertly curated for the occasion by the great engineer Eloy Platas (Lume, La Sombra del Tejo, Abandon, Igor)...

Fragmented Revelations is much more than an ordinary compilation album, it stands as a faithful testimony to the constant decline to which humanity is inevitably doomed. Each track included in this colossal work encapsulates a moment, an oppressive tableau of horror and anguish, our own corrupt lineage woven amidst its suffocating notes...
Fragmented Revelations is presented in a luxurious oversized 4-panel digifile, which also includes a fantastic 6-page fold-out booklet with liner notes about the album written by the band themselves... the entire package is carefully handcrafted using top-quality heavy-weight cardboard and exclusive gloss lamination, and it also includes a free digital download card for the album, a must-listen for fans of the most avantgarde funeral doom: Winter, Worship, Unearthly Trance, Esoteric, Dauðaró, Skepticism or Corrupted...
www.darkwoods.eu
www.facebook.com/hipoxia

MAREA - "THE SILENCE OF RUST"
19.5.2024 News MareaGenre : Atmospheric/Post-Black/Doom Metal
FFO: Woods Of Desolation, Novembre, An Autumn For Crippled Children, Drudkh, Katatonia.
Masked Dead Records / Sulphur Music | May 17th 2024"MAREA is about dreams, dreary landscapes, deepest fears and harsh sounds. Both the sea and cosmos shares an element, although reversed: the abyss."
MAREA (translated, tide) it's an Atmospheric Post-Black/Doom Metal one-man band from Italy. The amalgam of the debut album The Silence Of Rust it's thick and structurally dynamic, altering the heavyness in melody; the melody in atmosphere and the atmosphere in heavyness again. The alternation of slow and fast rhythms, as well as high-pitched and raw vocal styles, ensures an intense emotive experience.
Album stream on Atmospheric Black Metal Albums: https://youtu.be/3NB3S-LBnuA?si=dnLuI_F_Pt9ySWbB

Sale points:
A dynamic style between Black, Post-Black e Doom Metal;
Dynamic structures and strong emotive impact;
Raw and high-pitched, shrieking vocals;
To be released by Masked Dead Records, yet also made available through Sulphur Fanzine (ITA/ENG).

Tracklist
1) Riptide Tune
2) Sidereal
3) Chiaroscuro
4) Irreversible
5) Rain Colours
6) The Silence Of Rust

38:06 min.
Line-up:
M.B. - Everything
Alessandro Mori - Session Drum
Mix e master by Carlo Meroni (ADSR Decibel Studio).
Artwork by STRX.

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https://www.facebook.com/maskedeadrecords/

Horror Pain Gore Death Productions are set to release the new album from Pennsylvania's chaotic Punk/Hardcore act L.M.I.FAILED TO FEEL IT  is up now for pre-order and will be released June 21st on CD and Digital formats along with merch.

For fans of : Portrayal Of Guilt, Cloud Rat, Hot Snakes, Fight Amp, The Bronx, Unsane, Frail Body, early Mastodon, Drive Like Jehu and Kylesa.
Hailing from Lansdale Pennsylvania, L.M.I. formed in 2010 and have been playing relentlessly across the US and internationally for over a decade. Forging a unique sound combining elements of Punk, Post Hardcore, and Stoner Metal to create a chaotic onslaught of riffs and harsh vocals to annihilate your eardrums. Failed To Feel It showcases nine tracks of pure anguish and groundbreaking Hardcore Punk unlike any other. Like a psychedelic breakdown destroying all your preconceived notions of what you think Punk/Hardcore can be.
19.5.2024 News L.M.I.Tracklisting:
1. Isolation's Noose
2. Constant Reset
3. Climax Of Rejection
4. Living Through Distraction
5. Trippin' Off The Rhyme
6. Tool For Confusion
7. Damage Chain
8. Decaying Instinct
9. Dead Channel Thirst
www.horrorpaingoredeath.com
www.facebook.com/horrorpaingoredeath

KAIVS – “AFTER THE FLEASH”
Prepare for an onslaught of pure, unadulterated death metal fury as Brutal Records proudly announces the signing of Rome's very own purveyors of chaos, KAIVS. Hailing from the dark alleys of Italy, this death metal juggernaut first made its mark with the 2023 debut EP "Horrend."
In a statement dripping with the venom of anticipation, the band declared, "We've inked a pact with Brutal Records, and it's time to unleash hell on a global scale. We're hungry to spread our darkness far and wide, and Brutal Records is the perfect conduit for our wrath. Brace yourselves, for KAIVS is here to conquer."
With the ferocity of a ravenous beast, KAIVS delivers bone-crushing riffs, guttural vocals, and an unyielding barrage of sonic assault. Their brand of death metal is a testament to raw power, devoid of mercy or compromise. Inspired by the unholy sounds of the early 1990s Stockholm scene, KAIVS infuses their music with a relentless drive that cuts through the soul like a serrated blade.
But KAIVS is more than just a mere echo of the past. They are pioneers of darkness, forging a new path through the charred remains of the old. With their upcoming debut album, "After the Flesh," slated for global domination in October 2024 under the banner of Brutal Records, KAIVS promises to redefine the very essence of brutality.
Led by the unholy trinity of Max Foam's demonic vocals, Tiziano Mortician's razor-sharp guitar work, Jacopo Simonelli's thunderous bass lines, and Leonardo Sastro's relentless drumming, KAIVS stands as a towering monument to the dark arts of death metal.
As the world trembles in anticipation, KAIVS emerges from the shadows, ready to conquer all who dare to stand in their way. Brace yourselves, for the age of darkness is upon us, and KAIVS leads the charge.
19.5.2024 News KAIVSTracklist:
1. Koshercannibal
2. Beyond The Autopsy
3. For Satan Your Flesh For God Your Soul
4. Blooduniverses
5. Krushing All Altars
6. Sepulchrist
7. Blasphemer After the Flesh
8. Horrend
https://linktr.ee/brutalrecords.official
http://www.facebook.com/kaivsofficial

HOULE  -  "CIEL CENDRE ET MISÈRE NOIRE"
19.5.2024 News HOULE.pngRealese date : June 7th 2024
Genre : Marine Black Metal
Origin: France
Label: Les Acteurs de L’Ombre Productions
Network Distributor: Season of Mist / Plastic Head
Digital Distributor: The Orchard
Duration: 44min54
After a first EP released in 2022, the French band is back in 2024 with its debut album, "Ciel Cendre et Misère Noire". The band’s melodic black metal is ever sharper, carried by the possessed wails of the mysterious Adsagsona. It invites the audience into a grimy and nightmarish port universe.
Pre-orders: https://lesacteursdelombre.net/product-category/bands/houle
Tracklist:
1 - Intro
2 - La Danse du Rocher
3 - Mère Nocturne
4 - Sur les Braises du Foyer
5 - Derrière l’Horizon
6 - Et Puis le Silence
7 - Sel, Sang et Gerçures
8 - Née des Embruns
https://www.facebook.com/HouleOfficiel


WITCHER – “BOSZORKÁNYSZIMFÓNIÁK”

19.5.2024 News WitcheRLabel: Filosofem Records
Release date: may 8th 2024
Genre: Instrumental Atmospheric Black Metal
For fans of: Summoning | Avrigus | Empyrium | Draconian
Beneath the boughs of the ancient trees, their canopies bathed in pale moonlight and dusted in the silver magic of the stars, the darkness is rich and deep, all-enveloping. And in this place where shadows entwine with shadows, she sits in reverence upon the cushion of moss and pine needles which cover the dark loam that holds safe the bones of all the women who have gone before her. She calls to them in the old tongue…and they come, their spirits surrounding her. The night is filled with music; with songs of blood and time, melancholy melodies of days lost and faded sunsets, paeans to a world forgotten, poems without words…
“Listen to them, the children of the night. What music they make!”- Bram Stoker, Dracula
Hungarian duo WitcheR are purveyors of the most atmospheric and enthralling black metal, their songs imbued with strange sorcery and dreamlike visions. Their spirit reaches back into the past, wandering far from the soulless, industrialised world of today. Their last album, 2022s captivating and critically acclaimed Lélekharang, concluded with a beautiful interpretation of Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata, Op. 27. No. 2. I. Adagio Sostenuto and with their new EP, Boszorkányszimfóniák, they have wandered even further down this pastoral path, bringing vital, vibrant new life to works by Tchaikovsky, Händel, Grieg, Chopin, Vaughan Williams and Carl Orff. The results are magical; WitcheR working with the genius of the classical creators and drawing the incredible works through a musical portal, into the band’s own unique world of lay and lore. Each breathtaking piece possesses both grand, cinematic qualities and a sense of whispered secrets and hidden paths. The EP then concludes with a new version of WitcheR’s own ‘Summernight Melancholy’ which provides the perfect closing chapter to this journey through grand imagination. Such is the inspired creative fire burning within Boszorkányszimfóniák that it stands as a towering edifice in WitcheR’s hallowed catalogue of work and a peerless addition to the atmospheric black metal genre.
Boszorkányszimfóniák is available now on digital, CD and cassette formats from Filosofem Records, adorned in the evocative, sepia-toned artwork of Grafit & Hamu Artworks (Hamvak, Moor etc). Grasp the outstretched hand of WitcheR and let them lead you into a dream, a reverie of wonder. Boszorkányszimfóniák will transport you to places you have sensed but never seen.
Line-up:
Gere Karola – Keyboards
Neubauer Roland – Guitars/Drums
https://www.facebook.com/filosofemrecords
https://www.facebook.com/witcherband

IRA TENAX – “DARK AWAKENING”

Release: 13. June 2024
The melodic deathers IRA TENAX have been making their mark on the German metal scene since 1999. In 2024, the quartet are not only celebrating their 25th anniversary, but are also releasing a new album 10 years after their last longplayer "Portrait Of The Fallen" from 2014!  "Dark Awakening", the title of the new output, impresses with classic trademarks on its 11 tracks, both from the band itself and from melodic death metal as it has been present since the mid/end of the nineties.
"Dark Awakening" is a (melodic) death metal album as it should be. Brutal, technically and musically sophisticated, varied and yet precise to the point.
https://mdd-shop.de/
https://www.facebook.com/iratenaxhanau/

New York (NY) - Bronx-based, one-man Melodic Death/Thrash Band LEGIONARY has released a lyric video for "QUESTION EVERYTHING," the 2nd single from forthcoming EP, PRISON REALM
FFO: Kreator, Death, Into Eternity, Iced Earth
The single is available on Bandcamp, as well as the usual digital platforms, which may be accessed by visiting https://ditto.fm/question-everything-legionary
Prison Realm will be released on June 14. Pre-orders available at:  https://legionary.bandcamp.com/album/prison-realm-ep
Legionary main man Frank D'Erasmo issued the following statement about the new EP:
"For years, I’ve been wanting to have a clean singer on a Legionary record. As my melodies continued to get better, it just seemed like the next logical progression for me to take. I did everything else that I wanted to musically (write an 11-minute epic, write multiple brutal/epic EPs), so it just seemed like the right time. This new EP features Chris Clancy, vocalist of Mutiny Within, so fans of his work should love this EP. The first three tracks are brand new and mix the past brutal elements of Legionary with a new proggy feel, as well as the clean vocals. The melodies on this EP are my strongest yet, and I truly believe people will find that these tracks have a lot of replay value! The final track is a remake of an old Legionary song (the title track from our one and only album, Arcane Divisions). The original recording was less than stellar, but we always loved the track, so re-recording it felt like a great idea. This EP blends the new with the old!" - Frank D'Erasmo
19.5.2024 News LEGIONARYTrack Listing:
1. Question Everything 
2. Prison Realm 
3. Neuroweaponry
4. Arcane Divisions (Remake)
EP Credits:
All Music written by Frank D’Erasmo.
All Lyrics written by Frank D'Erasmo (Except "Arcane Divisions", which was originally written by Tim Rocheny, and revised by Brian Kingsland).
Guitar Solos written by Tony Barhoum.
Mixed/Mastered by Ben Karas.
Artwork: Frank D'Erasmo
Line-up/Tracks 1-3:
Frank D'Erasmo: Rhythm Guitars, Drums & Bass
Tony Barhoum: Lead Guitars
Chris Clancy: Vocals
"Arcane Divisions" Line-up:
Frank D'Erasmo: Rhythm Guitars & Drums
Tony Barhoum: Lead Guitars
Mike Carra: Bass
Brian Kingsland: Vocals
Bio:
Legionary is a death/thrash/melodic metal band, originally formed in The Bronx. Legionary once played live regularly, but is now a one-man band headed by mastermind Frank D'Erasmo (Drums/Rhythm Guitars/Main Composer). Frank uses the services of some of the best metal musicians in the Tri-State area, and is currently dedicated to doing studio projects only at the moment.
The band was established in 2007 by Frank. Although Frank put an album to works immediately, it wasn't until early 2010 that a complete line-up had been achieved.
Legionary's self-titled demo was released in September of 2010, and quickly received high praise amongst New York and New Jersey metalheads. The demo includes two original tracks, "Deceiver" and "Awakening Reprisal." The performance earned Frank the honor of being enlisted on "Sick Drummer Magazine" the website.
Legionary's full length debut album titled Arcane Divisions (later remixed/remastered in late 2014) was released on iTunes in April 2012. It consists of 10 pulverizing tracks, each of which has their own identity. The album continues where the demo left off, but this time punishes you for nearly 50 minutes with riff after riff.
On April 16, 2013, Legionary released a 4 song EP titled Path Of Tyranny. The songs are politically themed, average around 4 minutes, and feature a new tuning for the band. The songs are in D standard tuning, which is a change from their usual C standard tuning. Regardless of the higher tuning, these songs are quite possibly Legionary's most intense to date, and feature a more thrashy/"epic" feel. The goal this time around was to have a more modern sounding mix.
The Once And For All EP, released in May of 2014, raised the bar even higher. These are the most mature and most technical Legionary songs ever, and feature the return of ex-lead guitarist Tony Barhoum, and newcomer Mike Dreher (Bassist for Condition Critical & Lich King).
The trend continues to this day, as Legionary looks to push their musical abilities to their limits on each release!
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SHAMASH – “DONE WITH MISERY (NOS PERGAMOS IN DOMINE SALUTEUM)”
19.5.2024 News ShamashLabel: Rottweiler Records
Release date: june 14th 2024
Genre: Melodic Death Metal/Metalcore
For fans of: Darkest Hour | In Flames | Shadows Fall | Dvne
The new album from Malaysia’s Shamash has been hovering on the horizon in tantalising fashion since late 2021. Whispers and rumours of its release have circulated on social media and several songs have dropped, heightening the anticipation for the album to nigh on unbearable levels for the band’s loyal fans. Well, now the interminable wait is nearly over and the follow up to the critically acclaimed Suffering Servant EP - described by HM Magazine as ‘a beautiful, melodic progressive metal record’ – is finally upon us! Featuring ten tracks of sublime melodic metal, that masterfully blend abrasive aggression and soaring melody with an array of imaginative, inventive musical influences, Done With Misery (Nos Pergamos In Domine Saluteum) is the proverbial gift that was well worth waiting for…
There are many bands on the modern metal scene that juxtapose shuddering heaviness and heart lifting melody, but few, if any, that do it in the utterly accomplished, breathtaking fashion of Shamash. From Done With Misery…’s first track, the triumphant metal anthem that is ‘Not By My Heart’, Shamash’s deft and dextrous weaving of musical elements is immediately apparent. And yet that outstanding opening barrage is just the first step on a path that is littered with sonic treasures, as Done With Misery… grows and develops with each passing minute, revealing more and more of the band’s adventurous song writing and passionate performances. The album’s title track is vibrant, infused with life and encompasses the overwhelming feeling that Shamash’s music is a bulwark against the trials and tribulations of life – that this band will walk with you through the darkness, holding your head up as the flood waters rise, stand with you, braced for impact, as each tragedy on our journey through this vale of tears hits. ‘The Missionary’ delivers full on metallic fury, with guest appearances from Pathos and Asaph of Symphony Of Heaven and Bryce Maopolski of Brotality, while single ‘Take Me As I Am’ ignites with a fantastic, driving rhythm that is instantly addictive. ‘In Memoriam’ blends power and aching melody in a manner that is simply beautiful and the dramatic concluding pairing of ‘War For Jerusalem’ and ‘The Return Of Al Masih’ bind their bludgeoning brutality in silver threads of exotic musicality and unfettered creativity. There are so many highlights on Done With Misery (Nos Pergamos In Domine Saluteum), so much to discover. This is an album of stunning scope and depth that unveils something new with each successive listen.
When Rottweiler Records release the glorious technicolour explosion of vivid, vital strength and defiance that is Done With Misery… on June 14th, complete with a vibrant, energised final mix and master, courtesy of Derek Corzine (Symphony Of Heaven, Testimony Of Apocalypse, Scarlet Oath etc) and some outstanding, evocative artwork, then every moment of the years of its creation will be justified. For those who find their way to its door, Done With Misery… will become a special album that will travel with them as the years pass. This is contemporary, melodic, aggressive metal at its very, very best.
Line-up:
Andre Chiang – Vocals/Guitar
Darren Teh – Vocals/Bass
Alexaander J. Martin – Lead Guitar
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Metal discovery AZIMUT19 proudly presents the official music video for "CHASING MONEY"!

The track, ripped straight from their critically acclaimed album "BY HORIZON" (out now via Wormholedeath worldwide), dissects the societal pressure to chase wealth at the expense of all else.
AZIMUT19 exposes the emptiness of such a pursuit, highlighting how the relentless accumulation of money can lead to a profound loss of self and freedom. The video, filmed in a hauntingly beautiful abandoned building, offers a powerful visual accompaniment to the song's message. Witness the band's impressive performance and immerse yourself in the metal mayhem of "Chasing Money"!
AZIMUT19 blasts through the speakers with a unique brutal sound, a perfect storm for fans of the best melodic death metal. Don't miss your chance to experience the raw power of AZIMUT19!
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Monument of Misanthropy are at it again, creating another serial killer-based album (this time it's Ed Kemper) while streamlining their blend of brutal and technical death metal music. They've created a rather explicit official video too whose censored version can be found here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=96WR5Kn4rG0
Brace yourselves for some sick, compelling and impactful brutal death metal music. 
MONUMENT OF MISANTHROPY – “VILE POSTMORTEM IRRUMATIO “
19.5.2024 News Monument of MisanthropyFor fans of - Cattle Decapitation, Benighted, Aborted, Blood Red Throne, Depravity
Brutal death metal titans Monument of Misanthropy return once again with a sickening concept album based on a serial killer, and this time it revolves around Ed Kemper. The band delves into aspects of his life, using violent music to add meaning to it; their visceral and incisive music with highly expressive vocals perfectly capturing the terrifying aura around the figure. They are one of the few bands who have the chops to pull off music of this kind and don't have to rely on the imagery or sound samples alone. But they haven't left any stone unturned here to give a wholly scarring experience, from the repulsive and highly detailed album artwork to the shocking and explicit official video that's been censored for reasons of sanity and normal functioning. Their standards were already high, but they're raised the bar even higher on this one - the music comprising an expected barrage of blasts and frenetic riffage albeit punctuated for emphasis on groove and structuring, the vocals enunciated for a greater degree of vileness, and the songs coming together and making sense despite a pervading sense of degradation and wanton bloodshed. Fans of the band won't be disappointed with this in the least, while giving others reasons to check out an accomplished slab of brutal/technical death metal and have a new sense of fear instilled in them.
Line up
George “Misanthrope” Wilfinger - Vocals
Julius Kössler (Spire of Lazarus) - Lead guitars
Joe Gatsch - Lead guitars
Raphael Hendlmayer - Bass
Eugene Ryabchenko (Fleshgod Apocalypse) - Studio session drums
Track listing:
1. First Time It Makes You Sick To Your Stomach
2. How To Make A Killer
3. The Atascasdero Years
4. Hits One And Two view
5. Why Did You Keep Their Heads
6. Manipulating The Experts
7. Vile Postmortem Irrumatio
8. The Devil's Slide
9. Oh, I Suppose You're Gonna Want Sit Up And Talk All Night Now
10. A Nice Beheading For MoM
11. Pueblo Paranoia
12. Your Treachery Will Die With You
Artwork by Daemorph Art (The Last of Lucy, Cutterred Flesh)
Release date - August 9th, 2024
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Thank you so much for your time! Kunal Choksi Label owner Transcending Obscurity Mumbai, India


NEWS 11.5 2024

Denver (CO) - The official video for "SILENT PRAYERS," the third single from forthcoming VALE OF PNATH album, BETWEEN THE WORLDS OF LIFE AND DEATH, is out now! Take the plunge https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-3ctMJDVQA0
Vale of Pnath will release highly anticipated new album Between The Worlds of Life and Death on CD, vinyl, and digital formats May 24 via Willowtip Records.
Pre-order:
https://valeofpnath.bandcamp.com/album/between-the-worlds-of-life-and-death
https://www.willowtip.com/store/
The band released the following statement concerning the new album:
"It’s been 5 years since our last release, Accursed. The EP really was a new avenue for the band as we leaned further toward a more blackened approach stylistically. Having more of a tech death background, this EP was a way to lead our fans into the next era. Between The Worlds of Life and Death is an album that really is just a continuation of what we started with Accursed. It captures the band's core sound, but also brings a newer and bold take on this brand of metal. We want this to be the most approachable album we have made for metal fans. We want people to put this on and be sucked in immediately, yet keep coming back for more.” 
11.5.2024News VALE OF PNATHTrack Listing:
1. The Forgotten Path (Intro)
2. Silent Prayers
3. Soul Offering
4. Shadow
5. Uncertain Tomorrow
6. Beneath Ashen Skies
7. No Return, No Regret
8. Echoes Of The Past (Interlude)
9. Burning Light
Vale of Pnath are on the road in the U.S. this month with co-headliners Abigail Williams and special guests Summoning The Lich! Tickets are available at https://linktr.ee/valeofpnath
5/10 Chapel Hill, NC @ Local 506
5/11 Birmingham, AL @ LCY
5/13 Austin, TX @ Come and Take it Live
5/14 Houston, TX @ Secret Group
5/15 Fort Worth, TX @ Haltom Theater
5/17 Colorado Springs, CO @ The Black Sheep*
5/18 Denver, CO @ The Marquis Theater*
5/20 Phoenix, AZ @ The Underground*
5/21 Las Vegas, NV @ The Usual Place*
5/22 San Diego, CA @ Brick by Brick*
5/23 San Luis Obispo, CA @ Humdinger Brewing*
5/24 Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction*
5/25 San Fransisco, CA @ Neck of the Woods*
5/26 Sacramento, CA @ Harlow’s*
*Dates with Summoning the Lich
Line-up:
Ken Scorceron - Vocals / Guitar 
Vance Valenzuela - Guitar 
Gabe Seeber - Drums 
Austin Rolla - Bass 
Guest Appearances:
Michael Wilson - Guest solo in “No Return, No Regret.”
Donny Burbage (Cradle of Filth, Aether Realm) - Guest solo (#2) in “Shadow” and in “Soul Offering.”  
Miles Dimitri Baker (Interloper) - Guest solo in “Beneath Ashen Skies.” 
Matthew Brown (Demon King) - Guest solo (#1) in “Shadow.”
Christian Muenzner (Necrophagist, Obscura, Alkaloid) - Guest solo in "Uncertain Tomorrow."
Album Credits:
Bass on all tracks performed by Ken Scorceron.
“The Forgotten Path” & “Echoes of the Past” composed by Wayne Ingram (Wilderun).
Cello performed by Christopher Edward Brown,  
Drum tracking By Robert Velazquez Swanson / Mayhemness Recording Studio.
All music composed by Vance Valenzuela, Ken Sarafin and Ken Scorceron. 
Produced by Ken Scorceron.
Mixed and Mastered by Ken Scorceron.
Additional editing: Samuel Bassani, Tom Connolly.
Album Cover: Zac Shiffer
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COMANIAC -"NONE FOR ALL"
Formed in 2012, Swiss thrashers Comaniac gained acclaim with their self-released debut, "Return To The Wasteland," crowned as "THE Thrash Highlight 2015." The 2017 release, "Instruction For Destruction," via SAOL, showcased growth, with tracks like "COAL" gaining international radio play and media attention.
Extensive touring ensued, supporting acts such as OVERKILL and METAL CHURCH. In 2018, they embarked on the "Kamikazee – The Spirit Of Japan" Tour, introducing a Japan Edition of their second offering through CAPTURED RECORDS. Following a 7-inch split with US outfit IRONFLAME and a 2019 European tour, 2020 brought their third album, "Holodox," produced by Tommy Vetterli (CORONER), receiving critical acclaim.
In 2021, they toured Switzerland with BURNING WITCHES and played major metal festivals. The momentum continued in 2022, joining VEKTOR (USA) for the "Activate Europe 2022" Tour, performing 26 shows consecutively. Anticipation grew in 2023 with the announcement of their fourth studio album, "None For All," and a deal with WORMHOLEDEATH. The album, set for a 2024 release, has already garnered attention from international magazines, praising it as their most mature work to date.
11.5.2024News COMANIACTracklist
01 Eye To Eye
02 Desolation Manifest
03 None For All
04 Long Life Doll
05 Start The Madness
06 Nothing But Lies
07 Breakdown Rite
08 Between The Stars
09 Self Sacrifice
10 Wormhole Death
11 Satan Said
Meet the Band:
Jonas Schmid: Vocals, Guitar
Valentin Mössinger: Guitar
Stefan Häberli: Drums
Tom Zürcher: Bass
www.youtube.com/@ComaniacOfficial
www.facebook.com/ComaniacOfficial

WEREWOLVES – “DIE FOR US”

11.5.2024News WEREWOLVESLabel: Independent Release
Release date: july 19th 2024
Genre: Death Metal
For fans of: Hate Eternal | Deicide | Krisiun | Vital Remains
WEREWOLVES formed in 2019 with the express purpose of releasing ten albums in ten years. 2024 sees them hit the halfway mark with Die For Us, yet another barrage of completely moronic death-metal due out 19th July.
“We are goal-driven achievers known for our savvy business acumen”, says broke-ass bassist-vocalist Sam Bean (The Antichrist Imperium, The Berzerker, who has never been successful at anything in his life, ever). “It seems obvious at this point, now that we have amassed an international following and rabid demand for our live shows, that we should release an album imploring everyone to kill themselves and each other. Reverse psychology, Marketing 101. Getting your fanbase to cull themselves down to a pile of goo and corpses means more sales. Duh.”
“Oh, the music? Same shit…blastbeats and incoherent ranting, sick riffs, that sort of thing. We’ll slip in some big choruses, brilliant samples, a few hints of black metal, one slow track that actually resembles music, and an amazing guest appearance. But at the end of the day, it’s still going to sound like a school bus getting fed into a metal shredder.”
Drummer Dave Haley (Psycroptic, Abramelin, Ruins, King, Blood Duster) and Guitarist Matt Wilcock (The Antichrist Imperium, The Berzerker, Abramelin) who play in real bands, feel that they shouldn’t let the bass player try and describe music.
WEREWOLVES continued their triumphant run of shows that extended no further than their own country and glommed onto bands far more popular than theirs throughout 2023. After beginning the year supporting MAYHEM and ULCERATE nationally, WEREWOLVES went on to support EXHUMED at their Melbourne show, then closed the year out by roaming the country with ARCHSPIRE and INGESTED.
“If that doesn’t stop people calling us a technical metal band I don’t know what will”, says Matt. “Here were these bright young talented things, well-seasoned, with the best equipment and a bright future ahead of them. But first people had to put up with these drunken old cunts with their opening half-hour of horseshit, staggering blindly around stage looking for the single input they had to plug into, and often failing to do that.”
He adds “CAVEMAN DEATH METAL”.
Die For Us ticks every box for modern death metal, with excruciatingly violent blasting straight out the gates and very little let-up until the bitter end. The title track is an anthemic call to self-annihilation, ‘Beaten Back To Life’ castigates everyone with the temerity to have started listening to metal after 1992. ‘Fuck You Got Mine’ is a hymn to the joys of being a slumlord. ‘My Hate is Strong’ is pure visceral evil and features vocal contributions by Australian national treasure ROK from SADISTIK EXEKUTION. ‘Spittle-Flecked Rant’ flirts with d-beats and hardcore while imploring the world to be even worse, and ‘Under A Urinal Moon’ is a wave of blackened darkness piss.
Mixing and Mastering was done by none other than Joe Haley (PSYCROPTIC), who we’ll use until either he dies, we quit, or Erik Rutan becomes an affordable option. The artwork was done by Mitchell Nolte, not an AI because we’re not fuckwits, and is guaranteed to horrify as many people as all the previous albums. He basically took the album title and ran with it, focusing his artistic genius on cramming as much blood and gore onto an album cover as humanly possible.
Die For Us is set for release 19th July 2024, available worldwide streaming on everything.
Line-up:
Sam Bean - Vocals/Bass
Matt Wilcock - Guitar
David Haley – Drums
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Romanian Black Metal band WARHYMN present their new single / video "ORIGINEA", now online here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=enbEjnv_0FM
Initially featured on the band's debut album "Gnosis" from 2020, "Originea" is now re-recorded and enhanced by the band in full line-up and produced by Andrei Alexandru Bogdan at Grand Way Studios. This new version will be featured on the band's upcoming EP "OCCULT FIRE" set for a late 2024 release on Loud Rage Music.
Warhymn is :
Shavy : Guitars / Vocals 
Rizea : Guitars / Vocals 
Hex : Bass Guitar 
Philip: Drums 
https://linktr.ee/loudragemusic
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San Antonio (TX) - Texas scorchers MYTHOLOGIK are proud to announce the forthcoming release of debut full-length album, BLOOD IN THE SKY, on June 14!

A lyric video for first single "SCORCHED EARTH" is out now! Designed by Bryan Eckermann, the song comes raging out of the gate, setting the stage for the full album to come. Check it out at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=05mEPQs0WG0
"Scorched Earth" is also availble on BandcampSpotify, and Apple Music.
A scorching heavy metal band from the boiling heat of Texas, featuring multi-instrumentalist Bryan Eckermann (Solo Artist, Scars of the Flesh, ex-Wings of Abaddon) on all instruments and Joe Gregory (Valkyrie TX) on Vocals. Mixing Eckermann's Melodic Blackened Death Metal musical tendencies with Gregory's Aggressive/Soaring vocals the likes of early/Mid 80's Thrash Metal. The result is something odd yet unique.
Their debut self-titled EP was released in 2023 and brought the initial vision to life. Now they are back with a proper full-ength onslaught, Blood in the Sky, for 2024, further developing and expanding upon their unique blend of metal. 
11.5.2024News MYTHOLOGIKPre-order: https://mythologik.bandcamp.com/album/blood-in-the-sky
Track Listing:
1 - Blood in the Sky
2 - Lord Death
3 - Scorched Earth
4 - Fallen Empire
5 - Satanael
6 - Disease of the Soul
7 - Dark Waters
8 - Purgatorium
9 - Epilogue
Recorded, engineered, produced, mixed and mastered by Bryan Eckermann at Bonespill Studios.
Lyrics by Joe Gregory
Music by Bryan Eckermann
Artwork by Bryan Eckermann
Line-up:
Joe Gregory - Vocals
Bryan Eckermann - All Instruments
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After reissuing the debut EP “Psycho Pain Control”, Italian Tech Death cult band AYDRA continues its collaboration with Rude Awakening Records: time has come to unveil “ICON OF SIN” reissue, debut full length originally out in 1999, a milestone for the Italian extreme Metal scene. This record allowed Aydra to get both national and international feedback and increase their live activity supporting names such as Napalm Death, Avulsed, etc.
This reissue features a brand new artwork, remastered audio and and will be out as a collectors edition limited to 200 hand-numbered coloured vinyls.
11.5.2024News AYDRATracklist as follows:
1. Icon of Sin
2. Between the Devil and the Blue Sea
3. No One’s Tale
4. Reflect and Desist
5. Pleasure Dome
6. The Day of the Wedding
7. Xavier’s Dream
8. Lost Time Fury
9. Night Drive
10. No R.M.X.
Vinyl version will be out on May 27th, 2024, while the album is already available on all the main streaming providershttps://sptfy.com/QB5C
A lyric video is available as well for the titletrack: https://youtu.be/ayLQnz-rZjo
The collaboration between Aydra and Rude Awakening Records won’t end here, more releases will be out during 2024 with tons of rare, never heard before and even brand new material.
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Rochester, NY-based Deathwave band FOURTH DOMINION is set to release their long-awaited sophomore album, DIANA'S DAY. The follow-up to 2017's Wings of a Dying Crow expands upon the band's unique fusion of NWOBHM, goth/post-punk, and alt-punk.
Diana's Day confronts themes of queerness, feminine magick, and existentialism, and is already drawing critical acclaim months ahead of the album's release.
Fiadh Productions will release Diana's Day on CD, cassette, vinyl, and digital formats on August 1. Pre-orders are coming soon. Stream previously released FOURTH DOMINION music on Spotify and Apple Music.
11.5.2024News FOURTH DOMINIONTracklist:
1) Bloodstains
2) Lilim
3) Burn the Prisons!
4) From Below
5) Goetia
6) Hill of Swords
7) Death in Fall
8) Tormenta Purgatoria
9) Her Wings
10) Casca Dreaming
“FOURTH DOMINION’s new album fulfills the promises hinted at on their debut, Wings of a Dying Crow (2017). The songs are epic but not indulgent; punkish instincts bring the heavy doses of gothic rock and metal into sharp focus. While the sound breaks from the cul-de-sac of tribalism dominating so much rock music, it retains an unmistakable identity and voice. Other bands have tried to chart this territory to varying degrees of success–The Cure’s Bloodflowers–whose damaged brilliance lacked the energy and immediacy we are greeted with here. At the heart of this material is Meadow Wyand’s gift for enveloping gothic melodies matched with lyrics that reflect the ennui and destructiveness of our post-pandemic stupor. From the parasitic liaison of “Bloodstains” to the spectral occult of “Lilim,”–these songs carry the weight of worlds lurking just beyond the next corner. Backed by the heavy gallop of drums and atmospheric guitar runs, these capture the strange dread of these days.” –Harlow Crandall, “Starts Like a Kiss and Ends Like a Curse: The Enigma of Jim Carroll”
"FOURTH DOMINION are back with a follow-up to 2017’s ‘Wings of a Dying Crow’. With their earlier work, I love the blend between heavy metal and punk, culminating in early AFI meets early Maiden sound. This new venture sees the band bring a more mature and experimental sound. Whilst the new release still has those heavy metal sections such as the solo of “Bloodstains”, the punk edge has altered slightly. The new sound falls more into the post-punk category, reminiscent of bands such as Fields of Nephilim as evident on “Death in Fall”. This new musical direction aligns FOURTH DOMINION with contemporary bands such as Unto Others. The highlight for me however has to be “Lillim” with its multilayered chorus which will worm its way into your ears for days with absolutely zero complaints!" - Olivia Matthews, Hornthrowers
Bio
“In filth, evil stands.” A line from FOURTH DOMINION’s upcoming sophomore album that proclaims songwriter Meadow Wyand’s singular and novel point-of-view. An out trans frontwoman, her songs reflect queer trauma and defiance, as well as speaking to existential despair and spiritual divination. The group’s emotionally dense and literate songs draw just as much from the contemplative gothic metal of Anathema and Sentenced, as they do the unapologetic alternative punk of Hole and PJ Harvey. With compositions that are simultaneously somber, catchy and intricate, FOURTH DOMINION radiate a hunger and commercial appeal beyond the confines of heavy metal to which they are rooted.
Their debut album, 2017’s Wings of a Dying Crow, marked an important stride in developing the type of post-In Solitude heavy metal deathrock that has taken off in the years since. Its follow-up shows a love for Angel Witch, as well as the guitar playing of The Smiths and Siouxsie and the Banshees. The album reflects themes not often confronted in heavy metal: disability, gender, the divine feminine, anti-futurist queer politics, and sexual assault. Its exploration of trauma seeks to be a response and companion piece to Hole’s "Live Through This."
With their forthcoming mission statement, FOURTH DOMINION showcases their ability to rise to the top of the new wave of gothic metal, or “Deathwave” as Wyand refers to it. Featuring new drummer Brady Mentz and the production talents of Casey Ahrens-Cavallo and Tom Gerwitz, the band have Frankensteined an album of profound emotional depth and commercial readiness. “When we fight, we bash back!” is a promise to both the queer empowerment the album represents, as well as the band’s uncompromising attitude for growth.
FOURTH DOMINION is:
Meadow Wyand - Bass/vocals
Dave Milburn.- Guitars
Brady Mentz – Drums
https://www.facebook.com/fourthdominion/

German Melodic Death Metal Force IMPACT APPROVED Unleashes New Album "WAY OF THE WARRIOR" .
Brace yourselves, metal maniacs! German melodic death metal phenomenon Impact Approved is back with a vengeance, unleashing their powerful new album, Way of the Warrior, on June 14th, 2024 via Wormholedeath Records.
11.5.2024News Impact ApprovedTracklist
1. Way Of The Warrior
2. Isolation
3. Liberty
4. Atelophobia
5. The Truth feat. Lewis from April in flames
6. Deficiency
7. Sword And Shield
8. Harakiri For Ivory Tower
9. Ventus Et Ignis
10. Pigslaughter
11. Grace Under Pressure
Following the critical acclaim of their 2021 debut, Into the Fray, Impact Approved wasted no time forging a new sonic path. Witnessing the electrifying response to live tracks "The Truth" and "Atelophobia," the band honed their sound, pushing the boundaries of melodic death metal with djent and deathcore influences.
A Warrior's Journey: Behind the Scenes of Way of the Warrior
The creative fire burned bright within the band. Guitarist and drummer Uwe spearheaded the initial songwriting, crafting roughly 90% of the music. Bassist Maurice then joined the fray, adding his signature touch with basslines and atmospheric flourishes. Songs like "Isolation" showcase this collaborative spirit, where final touches and structural changes elevate the music to new heights.
The meticulously crafted foundation received its final layer with vocalist Phil's impassioned delivery. Each track on Way of the Warrior boasts a distinct personality, a testament to the band's diverse influences and relentless experimentation.
A Legacy Forged in Steel: The Spartan Warrior Returns
True to their artistic vision, Impact Approved maintains a thematic connection to their debut. The iconic Spartan warrior, a symbol of resilience and strength, graces the cover of Way of the Warrior, embodying the album's spirit.
Impact Approved: A Band Forged in Fire
Born in 2019, Impact Approved quickly carved their niche in the melodic death metal scene. Philipp (vocals) and Uwe (guitars, drums) laid the groundwork, joined by Maurice (bass) in 2020 and Armin (guitar) shortly after. After the critically acclaimed release of "Into the Fray" in 2021, the band toured alongside heavyweights like Heaven Shall Burn in 2022. With the departure of Armin, Matthias "Matze" Büsing steps in to complete the live lineup, ready to unleash the fury of Way of the Warrior on audiences worldwide.
www.youtube.com/@impactapproved6565
www.facebook.com/Impact-Approved

We meet again today to talk more fully about Blóð (with Ulrich W. the singer of Otargos and ex Regarde les Hommes Tomber) whose third album will be released on June 21 on Talheim Records Germany.
BLÓÐ -"MARA"
Release date : june 21st 2024
Genre : Doom Sludge
Origin: France
Duration: 48:15
Label: Talheim Records Germany
Born in 2018, in Paris from the minds of the couple Ulrich W (Otargos, ex-Regarde Les Hommes Tomber) & Anna W (Lynn), Blóð delivers blackened Doom/Sludge music combined with both charming and scortched female voices.
During 2019 Blóð released an eponym first album that placed the band within the landscape of the french metal scene.
Early 2021 a second Lp "Serpent" was spawned, a blacker & heavier opus full of Darkness and sorcery.
Now, a 3rd full lenght album titled "MARA" is about to be released which will invite its listener to plung deeper into black metal and sludge landscapes...
At the crossroads of Black and Doom metal, Blóð is for fans of CELESTE, DOLCH, YONL, MONARCH, WINDHAND, WOLVENNEST, AMENRA...
Tracklist:
I - Gehenna (Intro)
Il - Malignant
Iii- Martyr
Iv - Mara
V - The White Death
Vi - Chthonia
Vii - Frost
Viil - Covenant
Ix - Queen Ov Hades
X - Mother Of All
https://tree.tal.hm/@blod

11.5.2024News LanzerRathThe full 20-minute version of the new song from black metal horde LANZERRATH is now streaming. "NEBULAR COLLAPSE: THE DISSOLUTION OF ORDER AND MEANING" is a 20-minute journey into darkness that can be found on the band's split release with SHROUD OF DESPONDENCY, out May 10 on Northern Spire Productions.
LanzerRath's "I" comments on the song, "The song is a cosmic odyssey that traverses the depths of nihilism and the search for meaning in a universe indifferent to our existence. With a backdrop of the sun's enduring flame and the decay of mortal coils, the lyrics challenge us to find significance in the fleeting moments of life.
"It's a journey through time, space, and consciousness, where the ultimate liberation lies in embracing the cosmic explosion—the final release from the erosion of eternity. This song is not just a musical piece; it's a philosophical inquiry into the essence of being, a tesseract of thought nestled in the infinite expanse of oblivion."
The split is now streaming in its entirety via Metal Insider. Listen now at https://metalinsider.net/new-music/exclusive-ep-stream-shroud-of-despondency-lanzerrath-split
In 2018, founding members "I" and "II" created LanzerRath. A grassroots vision that pays homage to pioneers of black metal through four albums of pure energy and raw emotion. Now in 2024, LanzerRath brings us their magnum opus on cosmic nihilism.
Using their signature metal maelstrom to convey the insignificance of human life among the vast vacuum, ensorcelled by chaos, LanzerRath delivers it all. Compelling atmospherics, aggressive riffing, blast beats, and scathing vocals produce a uniquely dynamic soundscape. With themes of madness, misery, and mystery propagating their almost Lovecraftian universe. If that wasn't enough, they’ve also paired up with the northern black metal act Shroud of Despondency to round out the split.
Shroud Of Despondency/LanzerRath (Split)
Tracklist:
Shroud Of Despondency:
1. The Source of Multiversal Degradation
2. Celestial Venom
LanzerRath
3. Nebular Collapse: The Dissolution of Order and Meaning
https://nsp.neocities.org/

The sheer girth of the band's sound belies their knack for writing innovative and progressive parts which is exceedingly rare when it comes to the brutal death metal genre largely associated with caveman-esque barbarity. That's exactly what makes Cutterred Flesh's music so compelling and flat-out fun. Toilet ov Hell premiered a visually appealing official lyric video of one of their songs which you shouldn't miss at https://toiletovhell.com/premiere-cutterred-flesh-human-protein-concentrate/
"The rapid-fire drums and guitars evoke the whirring of the centrifuge, the riffs as muscular as the lizardmen after chugging gallons of their protein product."
CUTTERRED FLESH – “LOVE AT FIRST BITE”
11.5.2024News CUTTERRED FLESHFor fans of: Benighted, Aborted, Cattle Decapitation, Monument of Misanthropy, Devourment, Enragement
Track listing:
1. Xenomorphic Annihilation: Earth Ravaged
2. Human Protein Concentrate
3. Repeated Intersexual Misunderstanding
4. Code of Zuurith
5. The Symptoms of Parasite
6. Descent Into Torment Of Abyssal Whispers
7. Sarkam's Wrath Unleashed
8. Amanda
9. The Last Supper
10. Spawn of Vathus
Official release date - May 24th, 2024
Line up:
Jiri Krs - Vocals
Vitali Novak - Guitar
David Krombholz - Guitar
Ondrej Klaban - Bass
Jakub Bayer - Drums
Artwork by Par Olofsson
Cutterred Flesh have evolved to play what’s beginning to resemble a progressive form of brutal death metal. Without reducing the wholesome girth, they are able to pull off amazing feats that will stop the listener in his tracks and have him mentally slot them in a higher category than what he had originally pegged them at. While not as slick as some of their contemporaries skittishly moving about with hardly any impact, Cutterred Flesh’s music carries real weight and boasts of similar diversity if not more and is littered with unpredictable parts. Each of the songs on their sixth full length have a special thing going on and close listens only reveal the intricate structuring and even traces of emotive facets. It’s rare to come across a brutal death metal album that scratches the bludgeoning heaviness itch and also leaves a lasting impact that’s not purely external. Cutterred Flesh have clearly mastered their craft at this stage and come up with an album that is unfathomably heavy yet versatile and engaging which easily stands out from the one-dimensional ones languishing in the narrow confines of the brutal death metal realm.
Thank you so much for your time! Kunal Choksi Label owner Transcending Obscurity Mumbai, India
https://www.facebook.com/transcendingobscurityrecords
https://www.facebook.com/CutterredFlesh

11.5.2024News Just one FixNew Zealand thrash legends JUST ONE FIX have released their long-anticipated new recording, ‘SUBMIT OR DEATH’. Sonically unrelenting, the band’s 4th release in a career dating back to 1998 has all the hallmarks of a classic Thrash record. There are other influences permeating the sound with elements of Death, Doom and NWOFBHM woven throughout.
Produced by the award winning Dave Rhodes (Head Like a Hole, Blindspott, Devilskin), the tracks sound as charged as they first carved their name into the scene opening for Megadeth at the iconic St James Theatre. Featuring crushing songs like ‘Gods & Devils’ and ‘Your Own God Now’ and ominous cover artwork by Barny Bewick of Indium Design (Devilskin, Shepherds Reign), ‘Submit or Death’ finds Just One Fix at the top of their game with one of the year’s most relentless recordings.
https://www.youtube.com/@JoFOfficial
https://www.facebook.com/justonefixnz

BATTLECREEK premiere “GRANVILLE’S HAMMER” video with the guest appearance of Philly Byrne (Gama Bomb)  https://www.youtube.com/watch?app=desktop&v=8vVUAa4wn3Q
German Thrash Metal meets Bay Area!
For fans of :  Exodus, Kreator, Tankard, Slayer, Demolition Hammer, Warbringer....
With their third album "MAZE OF THE MIND", the four thrashers from Battlecreek combine the unmistakable sound of German thrash metal with their Bay Area roots and transport it powerfully into the present. Since their formation in 2004, the four Bavarians have also tirelessly made a name for themselves in the national metal scene through countless live activities, which is why the quartet was also included in the documentary "Total Thrash" (2022) as a representative of the New Wave Of German Thrash Metal.
The album was recorded and produced at 48Nord Studios by Chris Schmid, the song "Granvilles Hammer" also features a guest appearance by Philly Byrne from the Irish band Gama Bomb, while the artwork was created by the scene icon Andreas Marschall.
"Maze Of The Mind" impressively demonstrates the sheer indomitable joy with which the guys go about their work and gives an idea that the quartet is also capable of bringing this energy to the stage.
The band has just returned from a successful tour with Italian thrash heroes Angelus Apatrida.
Older links:
“Knockout In The First Round” official video   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=quLHhQabwXs
“Slaughter In The Water” live in Poznań  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5HT7aY1tG0E
https://mdd-shop.de/BATTLECREEK-Maze-Of-The-Mind-CD/SW10105
http://www.facebook.com/BattlecreekThrash

CASTRATED – “SURGICAL VICISSITUDE “ (EP)
11.5.2024News CastratedLabel: Comatose Music
Release date: july 19th 2024

Genre: Brutal Death Metal
For fans of: Cannibal Corpse | Avulsed | Gorgasm | Skinless
In my dreams I wade through crimson horrors, a bloody paradise of retribution, a brutal, unforgiving realignment of reality. I hunt and then harvest their contrition and tears. I stitch and shape, bind and break - sculpting something beautiful from the ugliness of their transgressions. And when I wake I find my dreams all around me, the many stages of death and dying, the infinite degrees of decomposition and decay. I inhale the stench of rot and bask in the sound of rattling final breaths. I gaze upon the desperate eyes and the empty sockets - fragile life bound intimately to the collapsing husks beyond death – and I know I have gifted both righteous punishment and blessed redemption…

Delivering the most punishing of brutal death metal attacks, Castrated have arrived with their long-awaited debut EP – the five track merciless onslaught that is Surgical Vicissitude! Crawling into the light with a filthy, slithering riff, opening track ‘Deranged Manifestations’ then erupts with rage and proceeds to unleash a frenzied bludgeoning. What follows is an unrelenting orgy of slaughter – from the gargantuan force of title track ‘Surgical Vicissitude’ to the breathtaking, venomous velocity of the concluding assault, ‘Sterilized Contrition’. Throughout, inhuman vocals spew forth deranged tirades while wickedly intricate riffs lurch, spin and flay the skin. The propulsive power of the drums is overwhelming in its intensity and an aura of brutality beyond comprehension radiates from each putrid paean to inhumanity. Castrated may be a new name on the brutal death metal scene but amongst their ranks they can boast members and ex-members of Horrific Demise, Sarcophagy, Architectural Genocide, Desecrate The Faith, Asylum, Aethereus and more – and all that extreme experience can be heard in the bone-crushing performances on Surgical Vicissitude.
The wild violence of Surgical Vicissitude was harnessed at The Metal Foundry by Tony Tipton (Between The Killings, Kraanium, Reap etc), his mixing and mastering skills honing the Castrated weaponry to eviscerating sharpness and making sure their riffs cut to the bone. With the final gruesome touch being applied by infamous artist Rudi ‘Gorgingsuicide’ Yanto (Devangelic, Flesh Hoarder etc), whose warped visions adorn the cover of Surgical Vicissitude, this mass of pulped flesh will be fed into the ravenous mouths of brutality addicts the world over by the prime purveyors of the indecent and obscene – Comatose Music. Be ready to feed on July 19th!
Line-up:
Anthony Voight- Vocals
Carlos Gallegos- Bass
Jonathan Bayliss - Guitar
Matt Behner- Drums

https://www.comatosemusic.com/
https://www.facebook.com/officiallycastrated

CARNOPHAGE  - “MATTER OF A DARKER NATURE “

11.5.2024News CarnophageFor fans of - Suffocation, Disentomb, Ulcerate, Deeds of Flesh, Defeated Sanity, Dying Fetus, Hour of Penance
Every eight years, the legendary mythical entity known as Carnophage arises to reestablish god-tier standards where brutal/technical death metal music goes. This time it is no different. Despite being one of the elder beings, they've recalibrated their sound as can be expected from them to ensure that it's relevant and cutting-edge for the time while keeping intact the original, inherited traits that propelled them to greatness in the first place. They've created an elegant, thoughtful and impactful blend of brutal and technical death metal, where each aspect complements the other without overpowering it, and ensuring that the production is earthy, organic and doesn't smother the soul of the music. The vocals are grunted with inhuman might but remain intelligible unlike most brutal bands of today. There is a masterful balance between the old and new styles, with Carnophage retaining the best qualities of both such as having the detailed structuring and fleshed out riffing while updating their sound with technical flourishes and subtle dissonance. This is virtually faultless music. From a death metal fan's perspective, everything is done to achievable perfection; an impeccable blend of sounds conjured up once again to be executed gloriously, for timeless music to reign once more.
Line up:
Oral - Vocals
Mert Kaya - Guitars
Serhat Kaya - Guitars
Bengi Özgün Öztürk - Bass
Onur Özçelik - Drums
Artwork by Mitchell Nolte (Resin Tomb)

Track listing:
1. In My Bones
2. Until The Darkness Kills The Light
3. Matter Of A Darker Nature
4. Underneath The Horrendous One
5. Death Works Overtime
6. Eventually They Will Die
7. The Day We Avenge On
8. From Possibility To Actuality

Release date - August 2nd, 2024
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https://www.facebook.com/carnophageturkey
Thank you so much for your time! Kunal Choksi Label owner Transcending Obscurity Mumbai, India

SIJJEEL – “AFFILIATION OF HORRID CONTAINMENT”

11.5.2024News SijjeelLabel: Comatose Music
Release date: july 5th 2024
Genre: Death Metal
For fans of: Incantation | Incinerate | Immolation | Drawn And Quartered
The moment that last guttural, tongue contorting syllable left my lips I was undone. Before the lingering taste of dust and bone had faded from my mouth those I had awakened, invited in from the darkness, were upon me, around me, within me; a riot of delirious devils, an onslaught of teeth and blood and pain beyond imagination. My pathetic expectations of control were shredded with my flesh and my eternal soul was dragged down, submerged in a screaming crimson madness of fire and grotesque visions of depravity that made my own countless sins seem naught but the petty games of a cruel and vindictive child…
There are many bands that play death metal, working within the accepted defining forms of the genre, sculpting the musical tropes into agreeable, even accomplished forms. Then there are the rare few, those who reach through the veil to worlds beyond and grasp the suppurating, corrosive essence of the horrors that lurk outside the walls of human understanding. Such is the tainted darkness of Sijjeel and the terror infused abomination that is their second full length album, Affiliation Of Horrid Containment. After the swarming, fractious insanity of the instrumental intro has gnawed at the nerve endings, the door back to the light is slammed violently shut – and the world explodes. A wild torrent of nightmares pours from the guitar of Hussain Akbar, punctured by the bone-shaking bass of Lukas Kaminski (Stillbirth, Placenta Powerfist etc), while the cavernous voice of Floor van Kuijk (Focal Dystonia, Korpse etc) bellows from the black. ‘Torment Upon Their Existence’ delivers punishing, discordant blows while ‘The Congregation Under Shade’ is a glorious, fear-filled slide into a seething, hungry night. The jarring ‘Infallible’ has wandered far from the path of reason and first single ‘Relinquished Unto Thee 14’ is part rabid attack, part lumbering monstrosity and all brain-scouring agony. At every turn Affiliation Of Horrid Containment unleashes new dread leviathans of impossible malignant magnitude. Since Hussain Akbar brought the ancient and unspeakable spirit of Sijjeel from its desert home to establish a new nest upon European shores it has flourished, its power growing greater with each passing day. With Affiliation Of Horrid Containment ready to be unleashed Sijjeel’s ultimate domination is inevitable.
Mixed and mastered, as always, by band vocalist Floor Van Kuijk at his renowned GLDCHN Studios (A Pretext To Human Suffering, Carnifloor etc) Affiliation Of Horrid Containment sounds utterly staggering in its twisted force and tortured atmosphere. The shocking brutality and ghastly, panic-inducing presence that permeates every second of this album makes for a listening experience like no other.  Artist Rudi Gorgingsuicide (Perveration, Desecrate The Faith etc) has once more created a scenario of sickness to accompany Sijjeel’s music, his stunningly realised vision of torment putting the final seal on this work of warped wonders. Comatose Music will shatter the chains of binding on July 5th and release Affiliation Of Horrid Containment into the world…and nothing can prepare you for the hell that is Sijjeel!
Line-up:
Floor Van Kuijk - Vocals
Lukas Kaminski - Bass
Hussain Akbar – Guitar/Drum Programming
https://www.comatosemusic.com/
https://www.facebook.com/sijjeelband/

BONERIPPER – “WORLD ABLAZE”
11.5.2024News BoneripperFormat:  Digital CD / Physical CD / Vinyl
Label: Independent Release
For fans of : Get The Shot, Lionheart, Malevolence, Hatebreed, Walls Of Jericho and so on.....
Boneripper is a brutal metallic hardcore band hailing from the northern parts of The Netherlands.
The band consists of former and current members of Manu Armata, 13Steps and Bladecrusher (fun fact: 3 of the 5 band members are actual brothers).
With so many years of experience in the scene, Boneripper is not your typical new kid on the block. Instead they build on the foundations of their previous bands. 
Bringing their fury with heavy riffs, hard grooves, energetic vocals and a ‘straight to your face’ attitude. With a fresh drive and a new record Boneripper can’t wait to hit the stage and bring their mayhem wherever they can.
Their first single “Lone Wolf” saw the light of day on January the 13th 2023.
‘Vengeance & Forgiveness’, the bands debut record dropped January the 20th 2023.
Tracklist:
01 Final Warning
02 The Abyss
03 Desolated
04 Fear of Death
05 Mental Warfare
06 Forever
07 Xenophobic
08 Hate is Hollow
09 Rise Back Up
10 Beyond Redemption
You can check out their first single, “Fear of Death”, from the new album here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CLw39TVgnEM
https://www.facebook.com/boneripperhc

A FLOURISHING SCOURGE - "SICKENED SEED"
The band album has been in the making for years. Inspired by their love for concept albums, they embarked on the journey to create their own. Musically, they crafted a soundscape to complement the concept, while lyrically, they wove a detailed overarching theme, leaving interpretation open to listeners. The album defies specific genres, embracing experimentation and resulting in a satisfying creative venture for the band.
11.5.2024News A Flourishing ScourgeTracklist
1) Blood on the Map
2) Unfurled Spines
3) In Miasmic Despair
4) Serial Eyes
5) Lines in the Sand
6) Beneath Umbral Skies
7) Woe
8) Stillborn Atrocity
A Flourishing Scourge was formed in 2013 by long-time friends Tye Jones and Josh Keifer as a creative outlet for their shared musical interests. Originally created as a studio project, it quickly gained interest and traction in the Seattle area. By 2015, Andrew Dennis and Kevin Carbrey had filled out the line-up and the band self-released their first EP, As Beauty Fades Away. By the end of 2017, they had firmly established themselves in the northwest metal scene and released their self-titled full-length debut.
After several years of performing in the Seattle area and throughout the West Coast, the band decided to focus on a follow-up album that would truly showcase their writing and musical abilities. The culmination of this effort has resulted in their third studio release, Sickened Seed. Mixed and mastered at Fascination Street Studios, it is the band's most ambitious work to date.
Line up:
Tye Jones - Vocals, Guitar
Andrew Dennis - Guitar
www.youtube.com/@aflourishingscourge
www.facebook.com/aflourishingscourge

PARAGON RECORDS Newsletter Update- New Releases Coming In June!!!
ANAEL - "MARE"
CD
Dark Black Metal.
Once again Anael has united with Paragon Records, to rerelease their 2021 album "Mare" that was only originally available on Cassette from Darkness Shall Rise Productions [Germany] & LP Vinyl by Into Endless Chaos Records [Germany] . Since their inception the band has slowly progressed to carve out a path all their own and Mare is a prime example of this. Taking the style of their last full length "From Arcane Fires" back in 2008 a bit further and in different directions, their music embraces a mood all into its own with great song writing, organic dynamic production and vocals that sometimes remind me you of early Tiamiat ("The Astral Sleep" era).  There is no "aping your heroes" whatsoever and Anael is in a world onto its own. This version features a bonus track that was originally only available on their band camp page.
NOT FOR THE FUNDERGROUND!
11.5.2024 News Paragon Records Death MetalBUCKSHOT FACELIFT - "ULCER ISLAND"
Cassette
Death/Grind
Professionally pressed to 100 copies, this limited run will be the first official Paragon Records release on Cassette!!!
Tape will include "Ulcer Island" FULL LENGTH w/ "Living Ghosts Of The North Shore" EP PLUS "Buck At The Moon" EP & bonus tracks including an Ulcer Island Outtake with alternate vocals- coming up on Smokey Tint Cassette! This shit is gonna be mint!
The band was comprised of members from Biolich, Grey Skies Fallen, Afterbirth, Thaetas, Reeking Aura & more! Coming together from Staten Island to Suffolk County, culminating to form a true underground gem from the New York scene that always pushed the boundaries of what Grindcore can be by not being afraid to grab whatever element was needed from Punk or Metal to create their brutal crossover style!
Strictly Limited Vinyl Edition To be Announced
VRYKOLAKAS – “NOCTURNAL DOMINION OF DEATH”
CD
Death Metal
Strictly Limited Vinyl Edition To be Announced
This long running death metal cult returns with their 5th album!!! Co-released with Futhark Records [CANADA] / Satanath Records [GEORGIA] / Iron Blood and Death Corporation [MEXICO]! With a mix of the European & American Death Metal entities, they take influences from bands like Seance, Grave, Funebre, Phlegetheon, Incantation & Immolation. This release will feature crushing vocals and dark melodies that engulf you into what the true underground death metal is all about!!! Since 1991 they have been carving out their own form of heavy dark death metal!!! NO CAVECORE BORDOM HERE!!!
ORDALIE- "INDIFFERENT UNIVERSE“
DIGI CD.
Black Metal
*Strictly Limited shirts also available S-2XL*
A Cosmic Overture to Human Insignificance
Ordalie, the explorers of cosmic soundscapes, proudly unveil their latest piece, "Indifferent Universe." This new album is an immersive odyssey into the depths of existential reflection, weaving a sonic tapestry that navigates the frigid voids and indifferent expanses of the cosmos.
Influenced by a spectrum of musical styles and cosmic musings, Ordalie blends elements of dissonant Black Metal and ambient soundscapes. "Indifferent Universe" stands as a testament to the band's ability to push sonic boundaries while inviting listeners to contemplate their place within the indifferent vastness of the universe.
www.paragonrecords.org

WOUND COLLECTOR releases new video for “CHICXULUB”  . Epic saxophonised extreme metalband Wound Collector are releasing the official video for Chicxulub. This song is taken from their upcoming EP 'BEGGING FOR CHICXULUB' that is going to be released on June 15th 2024.
Wound Collector, the Belgian-Mexican collective of innovators consistently deliver furiously tight liveshows and have shown the world what it means when saxophone is fully complemented in hard-hitting tracks of extreme metal fury. The sax is not just an addition, but an integral part to the sound. 'Chicxulub' proves this again, even as the intensity is turned up even more.
https://www.woundcollector.com/
https://www.facebook.com/woundcollector/



NEWS 4.5 2024
Um Euch für den heutige Konzertabend so richtig warm machen zu können, gibt`s hier mal wieder zwei brandneue Veröffentlichungen aus dem Death Metal Sektor , welche ihr dann vielleicht auch gleich mal antesten wollt .
4.5.2024 News ClitcommanderINFECTED PRIEST /HUMAN TARGET (Split -Tape)
MIR ZUR FEIER – „NACHTWÄCHTER „

Das nächste Interview für die Nr.59 steht auch schon wieder fest. Mit CLITCOMMANDER  aus dem schönen Eisleben wird’s dann die erste ganz fette Ladung Grindcore für Euch geben .

Mit NECHT auf Reise zum Mittelpunkt des Menschseins: Brandneuer Sermon des Weird Black Metal!
Wenn man nicht auf das Veröffentlichungsdatum – 17. Mai 2024 – schaut, könnte man fast meinen, das Vintage-Stock-Exemplar eines skandinavischen 4.5.2024 News NECHTBlack-Metal-Klassikers der zweiten Welle aus den mittleren bis späten Neunzigerjahren erstanden zu haben. Die brandneue – und letzte – Singleauskopplung des Albums “THE PROPHECY OF KARNIFOR” von NECHT macht diesen Eindruck in jeder Hinsicht perfekt.
Und dennoch ist auch mit “STIRRED BY SHADOW, I DID WAKE” alles irgendwie anders, denn zwischen den drei dann doch recht eigenwillig gestalteten Säulen aus Hymne, Raserei und ritualistischem Mantra konnten die kanadischen NECHT sich einen durchaus ernstzunehmenden Tempel erschaffen, der einen bewundernswerten wie seltenen Zweck erfüllt: eine Transformation zu ermöglichen. Und nein, gemeint ist damit nicht die Selbsttranszendenz im Rahmen eines – auch hier aufgeführten – Kultes. Vielmehr geht es darum, die oft tragischen Geschichten aus der Außenwelt einem eigenen, in sich geschlossenen Erzähluniversum zuzuführen. Denn das Geschichtenerzählen fernab von Religion und Vergangenheitsfetisch des Black Metal begreifen NECHT schlicht als den heilsamsten Weg, emotionalen Überschuss und die vielfältigen Eindrücke aus einer für den Einzelnen viel zu großen Welt zu verdauen.
Dieses Unterfangen gehen die vier Bandmitglieder mit pragmatischer Effizienz an: Sie spielen kurzerhand alles anhand der Idee einer untergegangenen, quasi prähistorischen Zivilisation durch und arbeiten sich daran ab. Wer sich darauf einlässt, dem begegnen ganz ungezwungen Einflüsse aus der griechischen Mythologie genauso wie aus anderen frühen Hochkulturen der Menschheit. Mit den Methoden der Weird Fiction eines H.P. Lovecraft lässt die Band antike Schriften sowie deren Entdecker, Übersetzer und daraus resultierende interpretierende Werke entstehen. In Fleisch und Blut verkörpern der Zenith (und Sänger) Maharg und seine Aszendanten zuletzt konsequent ihr eigenes Werk selbst – und schaffen damit einen wunderbar krawalligen Black Metal, der einen mit seiner archaischen Anmut ins Schwelgen versetzt und dabei auf hintergründige Art respektvoll der Szene, der er dient, aber auch religiösen Spinnern, Kriegstreibern und sonstigen Auswüchsen der Menschheit eine lange Nase dreht. 
Im nun vorliegenden Sermon “Stirred By Shadow, I Did Wake” erzählt die Band vom Ursprung des Sonnengottes B’Ahn, der sich gegen seine Mutter, die alles verschlingende Karnifor, stellt, um die Apokalypse abzuwehren:
Link zum Video auf YouTube: https://youtu.be/WiCc39mH_KM
“BRÜDER! Fürchtet den Schatten nicht. Im Schatten kann man Verzweiflung finden. Im Schatten kann man den Tod und die Auflösung finden. Doch im Schatten kann man auch Erwachen und Erleuchtung finden. Denn es war im Schatten, dass unser Vater B'ahn geboren ward. ES LEBE DIE SONNE!”
Zenith Maharg aus dem Tempel der NECHT im Kult des B'Ahn, 
unter Berufung auf die Enkari-B'Ahn-Schriften
Meditation durch Repetition: Ziehe dir jetzt "Stirred By Shadow, I Did Wake" als Opfergabe an B'ahn auf deine althistorische Playlisthttps://linktr.ee/nechtblackmetal
Die Langmeditation "The Prophecy Of Karnifor" wird am 17. Mai 2024 enthüllt. Anhänger des Kultes und solche, die es werden wollen, können sie bereits heute hier vorbestellen: https://necht.bandcamp.com/album/the-prophecy-of-karnifor
Über NECHT
Die Geschichte von NECHT begann im pandemischen Jahr 2022 mit einem kanadischen Black-Metal-Trio, das recht schnell zum Quartett anwuchs. Im Jahr 2024 treten nun Zenith Maharg und seine Aszendanten Vlasfimos, Zhargor und Aemoh aus den Schatten der Vergangenheit, um die Kunde ihrer bald erscheinenden Langmeditation “The Prophecy of Karnifor” zu verbreiten. Einen kleinen Einblick in das, was bis dahin im Verborgenen geschah, geben uns die befremdlichen Kultisten selbst: “Zenith Maharg und Ascendant Vlasfimos sind langjährige Weggefährten und hatten sich vorgenommen, ein Black-Metal-Projekt zu starten. Etwa zur gleichen Zeit stieß Zenith Maharg in einem Antiquariat in Calgary auf ein Exemplar der obskuren und umstrittenen Geschichte ‘Translating the Enkari-B'ahn Scrolls: Words from the People of the End Times’, geschrieben von der schwedischen Archäologin Dr. Birgitta Olsson auf Basis der Funde des Philosophen und Entdeckers Dr. Karl von Mecklenburg aus dem 19. Jhd. und veröffentlicht im Jahr 2015. Während er mehr über die faszinierende und weitgehend unbekannte Geschichte der Enkari las und lernte, wuchs der Entschluss, den NECHT-Tempel zu gründen, um unseren ältesten Vorfahren zu huldigen. Seitdem führen wir mit rasant wachsenden Teilnehmerzahlen öffentliche Rituale auf, bei denen – erleuchtet durch unsere vielschichtigen Sermone – immer mehr Menschen dem Kult des B’ahn, unseres Sonnengottes, beitreten.”
Eines der zentralen Themen in der Geschichte der Enkari war die gesellschaftliche Spaltung in zwei Stadtstaaten, Lashmir und Ishpan, die sich bis zum Ende der Aufzeichnungen in einem immerwährenden Krieg befanden. B’ahn war dabei der Gott der städtischen Krieger von Lashmir, denen auch NECHT sich zuordnen. Nun führen die Nachfahren der Lashmiren erstmals ausgewählte Sermone aus der schon am 17. Mai in voller Länge bereitgestellten Meditation “The Prophecy of Karnifor” teils im Rahmen visueller Offenbarungen auf, so etwa "For Violence Was Wrought Upon Me""Into Bondage Born" und "Stirred By Shadow, I Did Wake".
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Neue SORGSVART-Single und Lyric-Video „FÅ GARDAR OG GRENDE I ÆVE ATTENDE“ erschienen
Um die Solidarität mit allen unterdrückten Wesen der Erde zu würdigen, veröffentlicht der Multiinstrumentalist Sorg die neue SorgSvart-Hymne „GARDAR OG GRENDE“ unter dem schwarz-roten Banner der Freiheit, heute am 1. Mai. Und dieser Song richtet sich ganz besonders an alle traditionellen Bauern, die um das tägliches Brot und Überleben kämpfen.
Lyric-Video: https://youtu.be/Nb5gssLcWO0
Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/4BS0ELWmjyi0z2oX48WGGL

DESTINCE ist eine Progressive Death Metal Band aus Marburg, die im Frühjahr 2018 gegründet wurde. Inspiriert von Szenegrößen wie OPETH und TOOL, verschmelzen Chris, Benny, Jamie, Manuel und Danilo die Komplexität des Progressive Metals mit der rohen Intensität und den melodischen Elementen des Melodic Death Metals. Abgerundet werden die Songs durch den gezielten Einsatz von ruhigen Passagen und dem häufigen Wechsel zwischen Growling und cleanem Gesang. 
Mit ihrem facettenreichen 6-Track Debütalbum „LABYRINTH“ (VÖ: 27.04.2024) demonstriert die Band eindrucksvoll die herausragende künstlerische Entwicklung seit Gründungstagen. 2024 ist das Jahr von DESTINCE – bereit neue Horizonte zu erobern, nicht nur mit "Labyrinth", sondern auch an breiter Front auf den Bühnen dieser Welt.
Macht euch bereit für ein unvergessliches Erlebnis, wenn DESTINCE euch auf eine Odyssee durch die labyrinthischen Tiefen des Progressive Metals entführt.
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HOUNDS OF DAMNATION
veröffentlichen Videos zu "INTO THE DEPTHS OF MISANTHROPY" und "DESPISE THE WEAK".
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ARCTIC FALLOUT – “SAL”
4.5.2024 News ARCTIC FALLOUTGenre: Metalcore
Label: Boersma-Records

Vertrieb: Nova MD
VÖ: 26.04.2024
Gegründet wurde Arctic Fallout im Herbst des Jahres 2013 von Nico Dunemann, Florian Lortz und Max Richter in Frankfurt (Oder). Nachdem die ersten Songs geschrieben wurden, stieß Juan Neumann als Sänger dazu. So entstanden einige Death Metal Songs mit englischen Texten, die wir live in unserer Heimatstadt präsentieren wollten. Bereits vor dem ersten Auftritt verließ Gitarrist Florian Lortz die Band, weswegen Fabian Wohlgemuth von der Band „Tranquillizer“ kurzfristig für ihn einsprang.
Im Februar 2016 erhielten wir Verstärkung von den beiden Gitarristen Steve Alter und Steven Liebenow. Wenige Wochen später kam Nick Kaulmann als zweiter Sänger dazu. In dieser Konstellation schrieben wir weitere Songs und der Stil änderte sich in Melodic- Metalcore mit progressiven und ambienten Elementen. Mit Nick am Mikrofon spielten wir einen Auftritt, ebenfalls in Frankfurt (Oder).
Leider blieben wir von den negativen Aspekten der Findungsphase nicht verschont. Aufgrund unterschiedlicher musikalischer Sichtweisen, entschlossen Nick und der Rest der Band getrennte Wege zu gehen und einen neuen Sänger zu suchen.
Mit Jannes Priebels fanden wir einen, durch Chor-Erfahrung, technisch sehr versierten Sänger. Mit dieser Besetzung spielten wir mehrere lokale Auftritte und fingen an, für weitere Songs, deutsche Texte zu schreiben.

Nachdem wir nun eine feste Besetzung vorweisen konnten, nahmen wir 2016 unsere EP „Verlust“ auf, welche am 02.12.2016 veröffentlicht wurde. Im Sommer 2017 begann die Planung zu den Aufnahmen unseres Debütalbums. Aus persönlichen Gründen verließen Juan und Jannes jedoch die Band unmittelbar zu Beginn der Planungsphase zum Album.
Mit Basti fanden wir einige Monate später allerdings das Herzstück unserer Kombo und der Posten des Sängers war wieder besetzt. Bis heute ist diese Konstellation fest verankert.

Wir blieben bei den deutschen Texten, versteifen uns aber nicht mehr zu fest auf eine Stilrichtung. Unser Fokus liegt darauf, möglichst viel Atmosphäre in unsere Songs zu packen.
Im Sommer 2018 nahm die Band ihr erstes Album „Lebenslang“ auf. In Zusammenarbeit mit Paul „Fo“ Bogadtke (Errors of the Superhumans) und seinem Label „Tekko Musikproduktion“ sammelten wir erste Erfahrungen, Musik im Tonstudio aufzunehmen. Da die Vorstellungen beim Sound auf Band- und Produzentenseite unterschiedlich waren, gab es eine sehr lange Testphase, die sich vom Sommer 2018 bis Herbst 2020 streckte. Die Kontaktbeschränkungen aufgrund der Pandemie erschwerten den kompletten Prozess zusätzlich. Im Frühjahr 2021 und nach Master von „Totenklang“ wurde das Album veröffentlicht.
Nachdem wir die Erlebnisse der letzten Jahre, rund um die Aufnahmen und den Wechseln innerhalb der Band, intern ausgewertet haben, entschlossen wir uns einen neuen Weg einzuschlagen und das Projekt „Arctic Fallout“ nicht mehr nur als Hobby anzusehen, sondern zu schauen, wo die Reise uns hinbringen wird.

Somit investierten wir in eigenes Material, um Musik selbstständig aufnehmen zu können. So ergab sich, dass unser Gitarrist Steve Alter unser Aufnahmeleiter wurde und „Lebenslang“, in Zusammenarbeit mit unserem Schlagzeuger Nico Dunemann, im Frühjahr 2022 geremixt und erneut veröffentlicht wurde. Parallel schrieben wir innerhalb eines halben Jahres ein vollwertiges neues Album und spielten diverse Konzerte in Brandenburg, Berlin und Sachsen.
Alle Bemühungen um unsere neue Bandphilosophie trägt erfreulicherweise Früchte, da wir uns nun stolzes Mitglied des Labels „Boersma Records“ nennen dürfen. Der Release des neuen Albums, welches den Namen „SAL“ tragen wird, ist zum April 2024 geplant. Die Vorbereitungen hierzu laufen derzeit auf Hochtouren. Das Album wird von Danny Meyer von „Sunway Studios“ gemastert. Die Demos und den Mix haben wir aus eigener Produktion zur Verfügung gestellt. Musikvideos werden von Nico Dunemann in Eigenproduktion abgedreht und geschnitten. Artworks werden gemeinschaftlich und eigenständig erstellt.
In Anbetracht auf alles, was wir bisher erlebt haben und worauf wir uns hoffentlich in Zukunft freuen dürfen, bleibt abschließend nur noch die Band The Ghost Inside zu zitieren, die unser derzeitiges Mindset perfekt beschreibt: „The beat goes on“.

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PROJEKT KRANK – „AUFBRUCH“

4.5.2024 News PROJEKT KRANKGenre: Industrial Metal
Label: Boersma-Records

Vertrieb: Nova MD
VÖ: 03.05.2024
In zahlreichen Bands passiert es oft, dass es nach einer gewissen Zeit nicht mehr optimal funktioniert und Interessenskonflikte entstehen. Aus denselben Gründen haben sich Stefan (Voc, Git, Samples) und Heinz (Voc, Git) im 2015 von ihrer damaligen Metal-Band getrennt. Stefan investierte von da an mehr Zeit in sein Nebenprojekt und wurde dabei oft von Heinz unterstützt. Zu zweit starteten sie schließlich das Songwriting und so wurde das Nebenprojekt nur kurze Zeit später offiziell in ‚Projekt Krank‘ (PK) umbenannt.
Beide wollten mehr als 08/15-Metal kreieren.
Kreativität, Individualität und Variabilität wurden groß geschrieben. Die depressive Stimmung, die zuvor noch herrschte, wurde gleich in die Songs verpackt. Zu Beginn schrieben die Zwei eher theatralische Metal-Songs, mal schleppende, mal schnelle. PK sollte aber nicht nur für ein Genre stehen, sondern auch mal für Black-Metal, Industrial, mal in Deutsch oder Mundart gesungen, mal clean, growl oder gescreemt. Es sollte einfach alles Platz finden, solange es in das Konzept passte
Später stieß Shadow als Bassist hinzu und sie beschlossen, nur als Trio, mit Drumcomputer und vielen Samples, eine erste CD in Eigenproduktion zu produzieren. In dieser Besetzung wollten sie ab 2017 auch Konzerte spielen. Es war eine sehr lehrreiche, spannende Zeit und viele Türen haben sich geöffnet. Eine tolle Band-Chemie, wie man sie früher nicht kannte, hat einen kreativen Freiraum für das Schaffen der Musik entstehen lassen. Doch leider kam 2019 der Ausstieg von Shadow, weshalb Stefan und Heinz gezwungen waren, den Bass neu zu besetzen. Mit Davill wurde jedoch rasch ein würdiger Ersatz gefunden. Weil die Band sowieso gerade im Umbruch war und oft Diskussionen zum Thema Drumcomputer geführt wurden, entschied sich ‚Projekt Krank‘  nun auch für einen Schlagzeuger aus Fleisch und Blut. Dieser Platz konnte sehr schnell mit Peter besetzt werden.
Bereits nach ein paar wenigen Stunden zu viert im Übungsraum, stand PK 2020 zum ersten Mal mit dem neuen Line-Up auf der Bühne. Dann kam fucking Corona. Sie beschlossen, sich während dieser Zeit mit einer EP-Produktion vertraut zu machen und setzten im eigenen Studio ‚Labor 4’ die  Aufnahmen von vier Songs in die Tat um. Diese wurden von V.O. Pulver vom ‚Little Creek Studio‘ gemischt und gemastert. Mittlerweile löste sich die Band ein wenig von den depressiven, überlangen Songs und kreierte sogar Offbeat Metal-Songs, zu welchen es sich gut tanzen lässt. Nach Abschluss der EP war PK überzeugt, den nächsten Schritt einleiten zu können.
Die vier Jungs, oder besser gesagt schon etwas ältere Jungs mit Erfahrung, haben sich nun richtig wohl gefühlt bei ‚Projekt Krank‘. Die vier Laborratten, wie sie sich selbst gerne bezeichnen, schrieben mit der Zeit immer anspruchsvollere Songs. Für alle ist nicht nur die zusammen erschaffene Musik wichtig, sondern auch die gemeinsame Zeit, dies macht den Band-Spirit aus. ‚Projekt Krank‘ ist für die Bandmitglieder wie ein Psychiater, der ihnen dabei hilft, den ganzen Alltags-Shit sowie die kranke Welt zu vergessen und zu verarbeiten.
Die Band wollte nun nicht mehr nur im Proberaum rumsitzen, Songs schreiben und gelegentlich einen Gig spielen. Deshalb beschloss sie Anfang 2021, ein erstes Album zu produzieren und dieses mit Hilfe eines Labels zu vertreiben. Das Liedgut sollte das Licht der Welt erblicken, daher erschien dieser Weg als das einzig Vernünftige. Schließlich begannen die ersten Vorproduktionen für das erste 12-Track Album. Der Fokus lag 2021 bis 2023 ganz klar auf den Aufnahmen zum neuen Album. Viel Zeit und Herzblut steckte die Band in dieses Projekt. Daher spielten sie nur wenige Livegigs, z.B. als Support von „Ost+Front“. Aufgenommen wurden alle Songs, wie schon bei der EP, im eigenen Studio ‚Labor4’ und mit ‚Boersma Records‘ fanden die Jungs ein sympatisches Label. Im Herbst 2023 waren alle Aufnahmen beendet. Anschließend standen Mix und Master auf dem Programm. Hier konnte Ralph Beier von ‚Ashburn Productions‘ gewonnen werden, der einen hervorragenden Mix und ein wuchtiges Master gezaubert hat. Neben der CD produzierten sie im Herbst auch noch zwei Videoclips bei ‚Musikclip.ch‘.
Im Frühjahr 2024 wird das Release vom neuen Album stattfinden. Danach will PK wieder regelmäßig und oft Konzerte spielen. Live darf man sich nebst einer abwechslungsreichen Songauswahl auch auf eine stimmungsvolle, auf die Songs abgestimmte Lichtshow freuen. 
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TULPA – “TEMPLE OF WOUNDS”
4.5.2024 News TULPAGenre: Black Metal
Label: Folter Records
Vertrieb: Alive

VÖ: 28.03.2024
TULPA sind mit einem fantastischen zweiten Album zurück!
Die Jungs aus Parma sind fest in der italienischen Szene verwurzelt und unter anderem bei Whiskey Ritual, Forgotten Tomb, Mother Augusta und den Legendenstatus genießenden Kirlian Camera involviert.
Für das Projekt TULPA beschreiten sie mit ihrem melodischen Black Metal, der dem spirituellen Konzept des Saṃsāra gewidmet ist, aber einen eigenen Weg (Saṃsāra ist im Buddhismus der leidvolle Kreislauf von Leben, Tod und Wiedergeburt, in dem alle Wesen gefangen sind, bis sie Erleuchtung erlangen). Auf »Temple Of Wounds« trifft schroffer Black Metal mit crustigen Vibes auf wehmütige Melodien, vereinen sich Kraft und Angriffslust mit Melancholie und Zerbrechlichkeit.
TULPA wurden 2016 von Alessandro Coletta (Gesang, Gitarre), Andrea Artusi (Bass, Backing Vocals) und Kyoo Nam »Asher« Rossi (Schlagzeug) gegründet. Nach der ersten lokalen Show im Jahr 2017 trat Matteo Cordani der Band als Leadgitarrist bei. Bald darauf  brachten TULPA ihre EP »Fear Of Fades« als Independent-Veröffentlichung heraus, und das neue vierköpfige Line-up begann mit Live-Aktivitäten. 2019 erschien das Debütalbum »Unhealed«, das u.a. seitens Rock Hard Italy mit einer 8/10 und von Ammo-Underground.at mit 10/10 bewertet wurde. Während des Covid-19-Stillstandes verließ Basser Andrea TULPA, um sich auf sein Soloprojekt Arcana Liturgia zu konzentrieren, worauf die Band ihr Line-up neu arrangierte: Matteo wechselte von der Gitarre zum Bass, Kyoo Nam vom Schlagzeug zur Leadgitarre; dazu wurde Tomaso Fontanini als neuer Schlagzeuger verpflichtet. 2022 begannen TULPA mit den  Aufnahmesessions zu »Temple Of Wounds«, die Produktion übernahm Alessandro Comerio
Die bayrischen Black Metaller AMYSTERY haben bei Folter Records unterschrieben. Die 2001 gegründete Band blickt bislang auf drei Full-Length-Alben zurück, das letzte „All Hail The Cult“ erschien 2010.
An einem Nachfolger wird derzeit gearbeitet, sodass später im Jahr erstmals seit mehr als zehn Jahren neue Musik von AMYSTERY erscheinen wird.
Stilistisch gibt es dabei keine Kompromisse: Old School Black Metal ohne Schnickschnack.

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4.5.2024 News HOME REARED MEATNew aftermovie from HOME REARED MEAT (Release Party for "TRUCKSTOP TERROR" album)   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P1k6PKmqKy4&t=39s
Home Reared Meat is a six-piece death metal/grind combo with their roots in Emsland/Germany who have been up to mischief since 2008. The meat lovers throw a whole range of genres into the mixer, add some pig's blood, a can of beer and this is how their typical sound is created. From face-polishing grindcore passages, groovy old school death elements up to aggressive hardcore jump-up "Fuck You" parts, everything is represented.
Home Reared Meat represent the backwood hillbilly redneck lifestyle from their home country. 2024, Home Reared Meat released their fourth full length album “Truckstop Terror” via Kernkraftritter Records.
In recent years Home Reared Meat shared the stage with big bands like Cannibal Corpse, Fleshgod Apocalypse, Unleashed, Massacre, Entrails, Gutalax, Kraanium, Bodyfarm and a lot more.
https://www.youtube.com/@homerearedmeat
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HOULE  -"CIEL CENDRE ET MISÈRE NOIRE"
Release date : June 7th 2024
Genre : Marine Black Metal
Origin: France
Label: Les Acteurs de L’Ombre Productions
Network distributor: Season of Mist / Plastic Head
Digital distributor: The Orchard
After a first EP released in 2022, the French band is back in 2024 with its debut album, "Ciel Cendre et Misère Noire". The band’s melodic black metal is ever sharper, carried by the possessed wails of the mysterious Adsagsona. It invites the audience into a grimy and nightmarish port universe.
Tracklist:
1 - Intro
2 - La Danse du Rocher
3 - Mère Nocturne
4 - Sur les Braises du Foyer
5 - Derrière l’Horizon
6 - Et Puis le Silence
7 - Sel, Sang et Gerçures
8 - Née des Embruns
Duration: 44min54
Pre-orders: https://lesacteursdelombre.net/product-category/bands/houle

Minneapolis (MN) - GRAND DEMISE OF CIVILIZATION are set to release THE BLAZE OF ABADDON, their fourth album of Epic Hell Metal, on June 4 through Ordovician Records. The album will be available on compact disc, cassette, and digital formats.
A lyric video for the album's first single, "Silencer," is available now at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q_Tg-yxwqaA
The song is also available on Bandcamp.
Formed in 2008, Grand Demise of Civilization quickly became a notable fixture of the Minnesota metal scene. Playing a brand of blackened death metal both melodic and brutal they garnered attention for their speed, intensity and precision. Typically long-form, their music pulls the listener into dark epic worlds. They released their debut full-length, Black Goat Apocalypse in 2009, proceeded by Repent of the Sentient Being (2013) and Below the Feet of Kings (2019). 
4.5.2024 News Grand Demise of CivilizationPre-order:  https://ordovicianrecords.bandcamp.com/album/grand-demise-of-civilization-the-blaze-of-abaddon
Track Listing:
1. Redeemer of Wrath
2. Cathedral Reaper
3. Silencer
4. Nephilm
5. North to Hell
6. The Consequence
All songs derived and executed by Grand Demise of Civilization.
Recorded September 2021 - March 2024 at Silent Water Studios in Minneapolis, MN.
Engineered, Mixed and Mastered by Dan Lerach.
Cover art by Belial Necroarts.
Line-up:
Jason Notebaart - Guitars, Vocals
Dan Lerach - Guitars, Vocals
Alex Gorgos - Bass, Vocals
Patrick Ruhland - Drums
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zEi1e9Tewnw
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Rome (IT) - OUT OF TIME AND SPACE, the new album from Italian Progressive Metal quintet GHOST ON MARS, is out now on CD and digital formats via Willowtip Records! Coinciding with the release is the official video for album opener, "Beyond The Mist," which is available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zEi1e9Tewnw
FFO: Pain of Salvation, Leprous, Katatonia, Evergrey, The Contortionist,and Soen
Ghost on Mars combines dark and melancholic atmospheres with metal traditions, recreating their personal approach to prog metal. The songs are inspired by films, books and stories belonging to the science fiction and horror cultures: The Mist, They Live, The Revenant, I Robot, Dylan Dog, Rec, Arrival...
4.5.2024 News GHOST ON MARSTrack Listing:
1. Beyond the Mist
2. Quarantine
3. They
4. Carbon Skin
5. Nocturnal
6. That Time I Saw The Moon
7. Under a Crescent Moon
8. Back from the Dead
9. Back to Life
10. Lost Signal
Credits:
Out of Time and Space was produced by Ghost on Mars.
Recorded, mixed and mastered by Alex Di Nunzio (Francesco Di Giacomo, Astra) at NMG Recording Studios in 2022 and 2023.
Album art by Simon Bossert
Line-up:
Moreno Sangermano: Lead and backing vocals.
Fabio Valentini: Rhythm, clean and classic guitars.
Andrea Mataloni: Rhythm, lead and clean guitars.
Valerio Lippera: Bass.
Andrea Alberati: Drums.
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Pagan Records and Monomaniax announce the English-language edition of “FROM HADES TO VALHALLA... BATHORY - THE EPIC STORY” by José Luis Cano Barron
Pagan Records and Monomaniax will release the English-language edition of “From Hades to Valhalla… BATHORY - The Epic Story”, the unofficial but definitive biography of one of the most influential metal bands of all time. Written by renowned metal journalist José Luis Cano Barron, this comprehensive tome delves into the band's illustrious career, offering an uncensored and carefully researched account of its groundbreaking music and enduring legacy.
“From Hades to Valhalla… BATHORY - The Epic Story” will be available from 29 May 2024, and can be pre-ordered via Pagan Records here: https://tinyurl.com/24puj3ft
Originally published in Spanish, “From Hades to Valhalla… BATHORY - The Epic Story” has been translated into English, making this essential work accessible to a wider audience. With 156 vibrant pages packed with rare photographs, illustrations, and reproductions, the book chronicles Bathory's journey from their early black metal roots to their Viking metal mastery, painting a vivid portrait of a band that defied categorisation and shaped the very sound of black and extreme metal.
“From Hades to Valhalla… BATHORY - The Epic Story” goes beyond mere biography, offering a deep analysis of Bathory's music and its impact on the metal scene. Cano Barron draws upon his extensive knowledge and insider access to provide insights into the creative genius of Bathory's enigmatic leader, Quorthon.
“From Hades to Valhalla… BATHORY - The Epic Story” is an essential addition to the library of any metal fan. With its captivating narrative, wealth of historical detail, and stunning visuals, this book offers a unique and immersive exploration of one of metal's most revered bands.
4.5.2024 News BATHORYBook Details:

Title: From Hades to Valhalla… BATHORY - The Epic Story
Author: José Luis Cano Barron
Publisher: Pagan Records / Monomaniax
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 156
Language: English
Release Date: 29 May 2024
Pre-order Link: https://tinyurl.com/24puj3ft
About the Author
José Luis Cano Barron is a seasoned metal journalist, author, and producer with a deep passion for the genre. His previous works include Black Metal y sus antecedentes siniestros en el Rock y el Heavy Metal 1960-1994, Cry out for Metal! The GAMA Records bands, Banzai Records - The Power of Canadian Steel Blade, and Reporte de Guerra - 40 anos de SODOM 1982-2022.
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ATREXIAL – “THE SERPENT ABOMINATION”

Spanish black metallers ATREXIAL will release their third studio album The Serpent Abomination” on March 22nd 2024 via Non Serviam Records.
Today the band from Barcelona, unveils the first single "Blackfire Liturgy".
"‘Blackfire Liturgy", the first single from the record, “An anthem and homage to the presence of the somber nature of the soul, a mantra and proclamation of spiritual liberation through maleficent sonorous passages, all conceived by the greater desire and ambition of transcending”, comments the band about the song. 
“The Serpent Abomination” will be released as digipak CD and DIGITAL.
Bio Atrexial:
Initially intended as a one-man-band by Naga S. Maelström in 2014 after writing the debut album “Souverain” and eventually transformed in a live band.
After the live debut on 2017 and the good reception, the band tours Spain initially and later, part of Europe joining forces with Marduk.
In 2018 Atrexial was invited to tour Japan joining Gorgoroth and Samael.
The next year the band takes part on the Winter edition of MetalDays Festival and the summer edition in addition to many other festivals in Europe.
In 2020, the second album “Gargantuan” is released harvesting great reviews during “The Great Pandemic”
and keeps live performances on a high standard taking part on the most representative extreme metal festivals in Spain.
At present, Atrexial is ready to unveil its newest album “The Serpent Abomination” and already confirmed its
first tour in Mexico on 2024 and about to announce its first tour in the United Kingdom.
Recorded, mixed and mastered by Gerard Porqueres (Heartwork Recordings). Album artwork by Luciana Nedelea. Layout, photo shooting and graphic design by Phrenetica
"The Serpent Abomination" is the declaration of our comeback. We are a black metal band with many years of experience, and we are all about it. We think this is our best work”, comments the band.
The track listing reads as follows:
1. The Serpent Abomination
2. Blackfire Liturgy
3. Almighty Furia
4. By Venomous Grace
5. Omnipresence and Gravitation
6. Reign of Scars
7. The Fading Light
ATREXIAL are:
Naga S. Maelström - Songwriting, Guitar, Backing Vocals
Louen Walden - Guitar, Main Vocals
H.K. Belegurth - Bass, Backing Vocals
Yann - Drums
Tour dates:
23 March MEX | Saltillo 
24 March MEX | Monterrey 
27 March MEX | Cuernavaca 
28 March MEX | Toluca 
29 March MEX | Ciudad de Mexico 
30-31 March MEX | Misanthropic Ascension Festival
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On the eve of their new album's release, Swedish blackened death metal/crust band Crawl have unleashed a fitting official video which is rife with the kind of imagery that they are comfortable with. You can check it out now at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r-VycpsnPgU
The album's been getting some great feedback from the press and fans alike - please be sure to check it out! 
CRAWL – “ALTAR OF DISGUST”
4.5.2024 News CRAWFor fans of - Entrails, Dismember, Feral, Grave, Bloodbath, Lik, Black Breath, Vomitheist
After whetting everyone's appetites with their exciting split release with label mates Feral, Swedish death/crust titans Crawl finally unleash their highly awaited new full length after a gap of six years. They've not mellowed their sound as most bands would. Instead, they've rendered their sound even more devastating while making it more nuanced, perfecting their enviable balance of abrasive riffing and explosive breakdowns. Crawl keep mixing things around to keep things interesting and with bodies piling on top of one another, and what's more, with the album progressing, they begin to reveal black metal influences ensconced in their sound. It's good enough to have a Swedish death metal band showing how it's to be done and savagely sawing everyone's heads off with their rusted, jagged, crust-laden riffs, but for them to insidiously change the shades to black in the midst of all the mayhem is pure genius. They shape-shift as if to only deliver a final, decisive, finishing move through the speakers. Leaving no stone unturned, Crawl have come up with an album that should serve as an epitome of crust-ridden Swedish death metal in these times.
Line up:
Joachim Lyngfelt (ex-Decomposed) - Vocals
Martin Sjögren - Guitars
Ämir Batar (ex-Demonical) - Drums
Ragnar Hedtjärn Ullenius - Bass
Artwork by Sam D Larsson
Merch design by Marcus Bengtsson

Track listing:
1. Undead Crypts
2. Throne Of Molten Bones
3. Knives
4. Curse Of The Morbid
5. Ethereal Depths
6. Where No Light Escapes
7. Enslaved In Filth
8. Vision Of Burning Apparitions
9. Until They Crawl
10. Into Sordid Rifts
11. Buried Lust
Official release date - May 3rd, 2024

Kunal Choksi Label owner Transcending Obscurity Mumbai, India
https://www.facebook.com/transcendingobscurityrecords
https://www.facebook.com/CRAWLSWE

Slovakian Blackened Death Metal horde CEREMONY OF SILENCE return with the July 19 release of stunning new album HÁLIOS on Willowtip Records.
Metal Injection has premiered the official video for the album's first single, "Serpent Slayer," which will be available everywhere on Friday, May 3. Check out "Serpent Slayer" below!  https://metalinjection.net/new-music/ceremony-of-silence-streams-serpent-slayer-announces-new-record-halios
Building upon the foundation laid by their debut album, this new release delves even deeper into the band's unique blend of brutality and atmosphere. The album radiates with suffocating intensity, introducing a richer, more atmospheric dimension to the band's sound, while retaining some of the band's signature aspects of haunting melodies, or breathtaking gradations.
Unborn, all-pervading and radiant. The immutable light of the Universe, our fundamental inherent nature, and a bridge to the mythical time. Hálios represents a breakthrough of the sacred into the temporal world, and sets forth on an eerie journey reenacting old stories inspired by the essence of the ancient Indo-European mythology, entwined in obscure visions and dreams.
4.5.2024 News CEREMONY OF SILENCETrack Listing:
1. Primaeval Sacrifice
2. Serpent Slayer
3. Moon Vessel
4. Eternal Return
5. Light Runs Through Light
6. Perennial Incantation
7. King in the Mountain 
Credits:
Lyrics & Artwork by Matúš S. Ďurčík.
Engineered & Mixed by Miroslav Spevák.
Produced by Miroslav Spevák & Viliam Pilarčík.
Mastered by Colin Marston.
Band Photo by Štefan Šimuni.
Line-up:
N. - Vocals
Viliam Pilarčík - Guitars, Bass, Vocals
Matúš S. Ďurčík - Drums
https://www.willowtip.com/home.aspx
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CADAVEROUS CONDITION unleash new single “THEY CAME FROM THE HILLS” . Pre-order upcoming album "NEVER ARRIVE, NEVER RETURN" now via The Circle Music!
Austrian death metal veterans Cadaverous Condition are back with a vengeance, unleashing their brand new single "They Came From The Hills" today. The single serves as a fiery introduction to their upcoming album, "Never Arrive, Never Return", set for a 14 June release via The Circle Music on CD, LP, and digital formats.
Watch the video via No Clean Singing: https://www.nocleansinging.com/2024/05/02/an-ncs-video-premiere-cadaverous-condition-they-came-from-the-hills/
Album pre-order: https://thecirclemusic.gr/product-category/the-circle-releases/?filter_artist-name=cadaverous-condition
Album digital pre-save:
 https://thecirclemusic.lnk.to/NANR
Listen to "They Came From The Hills" via digital platforms:
 https://thecirclemusic.lnk.to/TCFTH
"Never Arrive, Never Return" marks a return to Cadaverous Condition's ferocious death metal roots. The album is a relentless assault on the senses, featuring epic tracks like the opener "They Came From The Hills," alongside haunting half-ballad "All The Wrong Turns" or "From The Other Side." Brutal eruptions and groove-laden songs like "The Plow" are interwoven with the band's signature cryptic lyrics, all delivered with crisp production.
"Never Arrive, Never Return" is the quintessential Cadaverous Condition experience: a relentless journey with no peace or rest. The album's artwork reflects this theme, depicting the ghosts (or inner demons?) we encounter on our path through life's complexities. In a nod to the band's past, the album closes with "To Be", a newly recorded version of a song written in 1992, a massive old-school death-doom march that leads the listener to a place of desolate solitude.
Formed in Austria during the early 90s, Cadaverous Condition carved a unique path in extreme metal. While their vocals remained rooted in death metal, they experimented with diverse influences, covering artists like The Sisters of Mercy and collaborating with acts like Nurse With Wound, Thighpaulsandra, Tobias Nathaniel (The Black Heart Procession) and Herr Lounge Corps. They also did an art project with Bill Drummond (The KLF) involving a specially made CD and sending a message in a bottle from the shores of Iceland. Despite these explorations, Cadaverous Condition never strayed from their core: extreme metal with a distinct and reflective style. They return in 2024 with "Never Arrive, Never Return," a fitting title for a band known for their relentless sonic journey.
4.5.2024 News Cadaverous ConditionTracklist:
1. They Came From The Hills
2. The Plow
3. The Eternal Burial
4. All The Wrong Turns
5. A Blizzard of Lies
6. From the Other Side
7. Hidden Things
8. The Darkness is in My Bloodstream Now
9. A Thousand Midnights in the Silent War
10. To Be
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https://www.cadaverouscondition.com/
https://www.facebook.com/CadaverousCondition/


Finnish technical death metal band OMNIVORTEX released a music video for "HARBINGERS OF COSMIC DEATH". The track is from the band’s sophomore record called "CIRCULATE" which was released last autumn. The album has gathered critical acclaim both in Finnish and international music media.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xl2pIRAAmFo
"Circulate" marks the debut of the band's new lineup, now a quartet. Guitarist Severi Saarioja and drummer Aaro Österman have taken on the vocal duties alongside their instruments. Mikko Pylkkö reprises his role as the second guitarist, and Mikael Reinikka has been added to the band after the first album.
Omnivortex is known for their energetic live performances. Last summer, the band showcased their skills at feastivals such as Nummirock, Hellsinki Metal Festival, and the world's largest metal festival, Wacken Open Air, in Germany. This year, people can witness the band's live prowess at the following events in Finland:
11.5. Unknown Death Fest, Jyväskylä
23.5. Brutalfest Turku
24.5. Brutalfest Helsinki
25.5. Brutalfest Tampere
13.7. Puska Festival, Helsinki
9.8. Dark River Festival, Kotka
7.9. Mono Massive, Pori
In addition to live shows the band is currently working on their next release.
Line-up:
Mikael Reinikka - bass
Severi Saarioja – guitar, vocals
Mikko Pylkkö - guitar
Aaro Österman – drums, vocals
https://www.facebook.com/omnivortexofficial/

Victoria (BC) - Canadian Black Metal trio LIMINAL SHROUD are set to release new album, VISIONS OF COLLAPSE, July 5 on CD, vinyl, and digital formats through Willowtip Records. The album's first single, "Nucleonic Blight," has been premiered by Toilet ov Hell and will be available on all platforms on Friday, May 3. Click below to listen now! https://toiletovhell.com/track-premiere-liminal-shroud-nucleonic-blight/
Cleansing in collapse, solace in emergence from tunnels of psychic distortion, sanctuary in the dissolution of the spirit, and a salute once again to the worthlessness of it all, Visions of Collapse is Liminal Shroud's new offering of surging, evocative, and forward-thinking black metal.
"On this record we have elevated everything in our arsenal to new heights. Serpentine songwriting and cathartic conviction reflect again the elemental forces of destruction of the coast, and capturing moments of sorrow, solitude and grandeur, we seek to find ourselves in annihilation. Adherence to tradition and the will to push ever-onward find their fusion in the interplay of melody, rhythmic vigor, and subtle progressive voicing. Primordial oceans churn, searing winds howl, and a baleful void opens above – cast yourself in and submit to the scythe." - Liminal Shroud
Track Listing:
1. Nocturnal Phosphoresence
2. Nucleonic Blight
3. Resolve
4. Malaspina
5. The Carving Scythe
Credits:
All music and lyrics written by Liminal Shroud.
Co-produced, recorded, and mixed by Matt Roach; Additional audio engineering by Emily Ryan - Rain City Recorders, Vancouver BC, Canada.
Mastered by Greg Chandler - Priory Recording Studios, UK.
Artwork by Misanthropic Art.
Line-up:
Aidan Crossley - Guitar/Vocals
Rich Taylor - Bass/Vocals
Drew Davidson - Drums
https://www.willowtip.com/home.aspx
https://www.facebook.com/liminalshroudofficial

APOCRYPHAL sign to The Circle Music for the release of their first album since 1999’s “BLACK DREAMS OF SILENCE”
Melodic death metal outfit Apocryphal have signed to The Circle Music for the release of their new album, and their first since the 1999 debut “Black Dreams of Silence”. The new album will feature the powerhouse vocals of Soilwork's legendary frontman, Björn "Speed" Strid.
After crafting ten tracks of pure melodic death metal mayhem, Apocryphal knew they needed the perfect voice to bring their vision to life. Enter Björn "Speed" Strid, whose aggressive yet melodic delivery has cemented him as one of the genre's most respected vocalists.
"All we needed was a singer to complete the line-up and take this LP to another level," says the band. "Finally, the mighty Björn “Speed” Strid completed the line-up and recorded the vocals for the upcoming album."
Watch a video message from Björn: https://www.youtube.com/shorts/io7oV8UWoN0
The album is now ready boasting stunning cover artwork by Valnoir of Metastazis, and mastered at Skull Tone Studios by Nino Helfric. 
The band said:

“Our new album may come as a surprise to those who know us, but all the ingredients that make us unique are there. Perhaps less atmospheric, but more effective, the mix of melody and aggression will make every song stick in your head from the first time you listen to it.”
"We are convinced that our decision is the best one to spread our next LP worldwide," added Apocryphal. "The Circle Music is the perfect record label for our new start."
Formed in 1992 as Post At Funerals, Apocryphal found their current name and sound by 1994.  Their early releases, including the 1995 demo "From Depths", showcased their blend of death metal, atmospheric, and progressive influences. After a period of inactivity following the release of their 1999 album "Black Dreams Of Silence", the band reformed in 2022 and recruited legendary vocalist Björn "Speed" Strid of Soilwork for their new album set for release in 2024.
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New Jersey-based doom project DRIFT INTO BLACK has launched the latest single off their new album, VOICES BENEATH THE RUBBLE.

Watch the official music video for "What's Left in the Fire" now at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DaP51K-Y4lc
The song is also streaming on Spotify and Apple Music.
After two years dedicated to writing and recording, the band is ready to unveil their eagerly awaited new creation, Voices Beneath the Rubble. This monumental offering serves as a concept album, showcasing the band's evolution as musicians and storytellers. With Voices Beneath the Rubble, DRIFT INTO BLACK delivers a sonic journey that traverses a range of emotions.
Black Lion Records will release Voices Beneath the Rubble on June 28. Pre-order/pre-save the album at https://orcd.co/voices-beneath-the-rubble
Drawing inspiration from the likes of Candlemass, My Dying Bride, Paradise Lost, and Amorphis, DRIFT INTO BLACK's sound is a fusion of gothic doom, traditional heavy metal, and some progressive elements, all imbued with emotional depth. With Voices Beneath the Rubble, DRIFT INTO BLACK has created their most immersive album to date.
Tracklist:
1. The Horns of Despair
2. In Turmoil
3. The Great Machine
4. Voices Beneath the Rubble
5. Last Hope
6. Forever King
7. Blood Storm
8. What's Left In The Fire
9. Turning Of The Tide
10. December
Originally from Sayreville New Jersey, DRIFTED INTO BLACK started their journey into doom metal in 2018 as a one-man band masterminded by Craig Rossi (ex-Grey Skies Fallen). Bassist/guitarist Paul Laplaca and drummer Klemen Markelj joined as official members after the band's third release. With each release, DRIFT INTO BLACK continues to evolve sonically by touching on many different metal genres while still holding on to their doom roots.
DRIFT INTO BLACK is:
Craig Rossi–  Vocals, guitars, keyboards
Paul LaPlaca - Bass, guitars, keyboards
Klemen Markelj - Drums
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www.facebook.com/driftintoblack

The latest assault from Canada's blistering, serpentine three-piece ADVERSARIAL is now streaming. "HATRED KILN OF VENGEANCE" is the second track off SOLITUDE WITH THE ETERNAL.
Stream the song now at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Upinf07rJNo
Solitude with the Eternal, is the band's first album in nearly 10 years will be out May 31 on CD, vinyl, cassette, and digital formats via Dark Descent Records.
Pre-order Solitude with the Eternal at:
https://darkdescentrecords.bandcamp.com/album/solitude-with-the-eternal
https://www.darkdescentrecords.com/shop/
4.5.2024 News ADVERSARIALTracklisting:
1. Beware the Howling Darkness on Thine Left Shoulder
2. Hatred Kiln of Vengeance
3. Witness to the Eternal Light
4. Death is an Advisor in the Woods of the Devil
5. Crushed Into the Kingdom of Darkness
6. Merging Within the Destroyer
7. Fanes at the Engur
8. Endless Maze of Blackest Dominion
Artwork for Solitude with the Eternal was done by Nekronikon. The album was recorded and mixed by Vadim Balanyuk, and mastered by Damian Herring at Subterranean Watchtower Studios.
Razor sharp. Slithering. Dual chasms yawn. A Janus-faced entity blinks, looking back and forward through the uncanny gloom. Dual tongues chase each other, slithering past cavities in the broken teeth. Licking against the neck, pulling more offal toward the trough. Each face has a black hole in the iris of each eye. As photons evaporate against the retina on the other side of the event horizon, memory fades. A new knowledge, imbued from the excrement of microorganisms trickles through the throaty slough. Yes, we’ve been here before. Yes, we’ll be here again. 
The entity known as ADVERSARIAL has opened the portal to a timeless realm of suffocation and agony once more. As Leviathan doubles back on itself, sulfur rises from the point of crossing, a bouquet of putrid yolk. This foul chemical will sustain nigredo, as metal black as midnight is tempered under atom smashing might.
Stream previous ADVERSARIAL releases on Spotify and Apple Music.
ADVERSARIAL is:
M.M. - Bass
E.K. - Drums
C.S. - Guitars/Vocals
https://www.facebook.com/AdversarialOfficial
www.darkdescentrecords.com

MAREA - "THE SILENCE OF RUST"
Genre : Atmospheric/Post-Black/Doom Metal
Label : Masked Dead Records / Sulphur Music | May 17th 2024

FFO: Woods Of Desolation, Novembre, An Autumn For Crippled Children, Drudkh, Katatonia.
"MAREA is about dreams, dreary landscapes, deepest fears and harsh sounds. Both the sea and cosmos shares an element, although reversed: the abyss."
MAREA (translated, tide) it's an Atmospheric Post-Black/Doom Metal one-man band from Italy. The amalgam of the debut album The Silence Of Rust it's thick and structurally dynamic, altering the heavyness in melody; the melody in atmosphere and the atmosphere in heavyness again. The alternation of slow and fast rhythms, as well as high-pitched and raw vocal styles, ensures an intense emotive experience.
Sale points:
A dynamic style between Black, Post-Black e Doom Metal;
Dynamic structures and strong emotive impact;
Raw and high-pitched, shrieking vocals;
To be released by Masked Dead Records, yet also made available through Sulphur Fanzine (ITA/ENG

4.5.2024 News MAREATracklist
1) Riptide Tune
2) Sidereal
3) Chiaroscuro
4) Irreversible
5) Rain Colours
6) The Silence Of Rust

(38:06 min.)
Line-up:
M.B. - Everything
Alessandro Mori - Session Drum

Mix e master by Carlo Meroni (ADSR Decibel Studio).
Artwork by STRX.

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Hi everybody, Petr from PARAT PRODUCTIONS, Czech Republic, here. This week my label Pařát Productions released CD reissues of two cult recordings of Czech death/doom history - HYPNOTIC SCENERY and their cassette demos "DETUR" (1993) and "CRYSTAL CURTAIN".
I released this title in 2016 on digipak, but it has been sold out for 7 years - hence this new edition with a modified booklet. 
You can listen to the full recording on the YouTube channel Pařát Productions https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FihNiD3Adr0 , where you can also find more information.
You can order in the Paratshop https://paratshop.cz/produkt/hypnotic-scenery-detur-crystal-curtain-3/
www.paratshop.cz
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ATARAXIA unveils "COELESTIS", fourth single from upcoming album "CENTAUREA" .The song and video portray an awakening to new life and a connection forged through dance .
4.5.2024 News ATARAXIA "Centaurea" is the second part of a trilogy that began with "Pomegranate" and concludes the exploration with themes of the Golden Age and the Elysian Fields
Italian neoclassical and darkwave veterans Ataraxia unveil their new single and music video, "Coelestis", the second offering from their forthcoming studio album, "Centaurea", set for release on 22 May 2024, via The Circle Music. The album will contain eight original compositions and two previously unreleased bonus tracks (CD version only).
Watch “Coelestis” here: https://youtu.be/zyppNWO2uc8?si=NRm2gIpiaoGT7pIE
Listen to the song via streaming services: https://thecirclemusic.lnk.to/Coelestis
"Coelestis" is an awakening to new life, a symbolic shedding of blindness and a connection forged through dance. The video takes viewers on a journey to the island of Centaurea, where priestesses dance with the wind in their hair, their movements mirroring the harmonious grace of swimmers on a lake. White birds flutter like flames, and sunlight bathes the scene in an aura of serenity. Finally, a soul is freed, running barefoot towards a sacred wood and swimming amongst water lilies, a lotus flower blossoming with expanded consciousness.
'Coelestis' is written in the lines of the hand, a journey taking us far away in the presence of the primaeval sun," explains the band.
The single follows the release of "Viriditas", Ataraxia's homage to Mexico and Latin America, and its accompanying music video. Both tracks are part of the upcoming album, “Centaurea”, which is part of a trilogy that began with the previous album “Pomegranate”, a hymn to the elemental spirits, and which will end with a work inspired by the Elysian Fields passing through the Golden Age brought to light by "Centaurea".
"Centaurea" features eight original compositions and two previously unreleased bonus tracks (available only on the CD version). The lyrics, a blend of ancient and modern languages, are the work of Francesca Nicoli and Mara Paltrinieri, who have collaborated with Ataraxia since their early albums. Cellist Totem Bara contributes his talents to three tracks on the album.
The album will be available in a variety of formats, each boasting unique artwork by Nicolas Ramain, Insetti Xilografi, and Mary Vareli.  A pre-order for the album, including limited edition vinyl and boxset options, is available now via The Circle Music.
"Coelestis" is a captivating glimpse into the world of "Centaurea," an album that promises to be a kaleidoscope of beauty, where music and art intertwine to create a truly immersive experience.
Previously, Ataraxia released music videos for “The Source”, “Galen” and “Viriditas”, in support of “Centaurea”.
Pre-Order: https://thecirclemusic.gr/product-category/the-circle-releases/?filter_artist-name=ataraxia
Digital Pre-Save: https://thecirclemusic.lnk.to/Centaurea
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http://www.ataraxia.net/

Cypriot Thrash/Death Metal Veterans BLYND Unleash Ferocious Fourth Album “UNBELIEVER”

After nine years of anticipation, Thrash and Death Metal fans can finally rejoice as BLYND, the acclaimed Cypriot metal band, returns with their long-awaited fourth studio album.
Titled “Unbeliever”, the album promises to deliver an onslaught of blistering riffs, thunderous drums, and thought-provoking lyricism that fans have come to expect from the band.
Musically, the album has an overall dark atmosphere with both slow and fast-paced songs, some progressive passages, epic choruses and outros. Lyrically, the album deals with a variety of issues that have plagued (still plague) humanity - from war themes to Orwellian mass surveillance, propaganda, rewriting history and the suppression of free speech. 
Since their formation in 2003, BLYND has been at the forefront of Cyprus's metal scene, striving to bring its underground energy to the surface. With their latest offering, the quartet explores new sonic territories while staying true to their roots, creating an album that is both fresh and familiar. One thing is evident however: BLYND have triumphantly returned! “Unbeliever” is a solid testament to the band’s enduring vision and musical evolution.
A lyric video for the same track can be viewed at https://youtu.be/proAbTFUY1s
4.5.2024 News BLYNDTracklisting:
1. Infernal
2. Between Two Worlds
3. Primordial Hunter
4. One Last Dance
5. Until We Die
6. 1984
7. Fire in the Sky
8. Uncrowned
9. Ground Zero
BLYND is:
Andreas Paraschos - Vocals/Bass
George Masouras - Guitars
Andreas Hadjipandelis – Guitars
Alex Iacovou – Drums
Guest appearances: 
Dobromir Ganchev - Vocals (Urban Grey), "Until We Die"
Andreas Spyrou - Vocals (Speak In Whispers), "1984" 
Marilena Christofi - Vocals (Soprano), "Ground Zero" 
“Unbeliever” is set to be released on June 7th on CD and Digital and it can now be pre-ordered at www.pitchblackrecords.com where a track taken off the album is available for streaming and free download.

Polish pagan black metal veterans NORTH unleash new EP "WE ARE, WE REMAIN…"
Polish pagan black death metal veterans North have unleashed their brand new EP, "We Are, We Remain…”, today via Pagan Records. 
Grab "We Are, We Remain…" now: 
CD version via Pagan Records: https://tinyurl.com/rb7swu6m
Digital platforms: https://north-we-are.hearnow.com/we-are-we-remain
YouTube: https://youtu.be/uKgU8d1RE4A?si=DWpi41tDdmhcgE3P
This highly anticipated release marks North's triumphant return after a recording break, and the beginning of a prolific new chapter for the band. 
"We Are, We Remain…" serves as a potent reintroduction for North. This 32 minutes long EP, featuring a mix of brand new tracks, a re-recorded classic “Hymn to Winter” (from the debut ‘92 demo) and a Bathory cover, showcases the band's signature sound – a blend of pagan black metal and death metal fury, delivered with powerful Polish lyrics. Thematically, the EP delves into pagan lore and history, drawing inspiration from the works of 19th-century Polish poet Roman Zmorski, a figurehead of the "black romanticism" movement.
Established in 1992, North are veterans of the Polish black and extreme metal scene known to be one of the co-creators of the Polish Black Metal wave of the early 1990s.
4.5.2024 News NORTHNorth is:
Sirkis - Guitars, Vocals
Helldriver - Drums 
Marth - Guitars
Greg - Bass
Track Listing:
1. Czas By Powstali / It”s Time For Them Arise
2. Stulecia We Krw / Centuries In Blood
3. Horda Duchów / Horde Of Ghosts
4. Hymn to Winter 
5. A Fine Day To Die (Bathory cover)
https://www.pagan-records.com
https://www.facebook.com/pages/North/125872960816335

ALPHA OMEGA – “kAOs”

4.5.2024 News Alpha Omega"As the rottening coffin of black metal is carried to its grave, AO is the lamentations, the piss upon the gravestone and the defiling of the corpse. Yet, the resurrected hand striving upwards through the maggot-infested soil to claim, reclaim and proclaim its glorious rebirth.
Detached from the diluted, human main road that black metal today is treading, AO tramples a new, yet familiar and orthodox path in the darkest and most overgrown, forgotten of terrains.
No human cultivation but cultivation in the absolute sense of the Word.”
This album-length 6-track demo is a limited and exclusive release of 100 copies on tape-format!
SWEDISH BLACK METAL AT ITS BEST!!! 
Curated by the Swedish BM elite, for fans of the Funeral Mist material
Please note that all our releases are exclusively distributed in the U.S. by Nuclear War Now! Productions. We urge all our U.S. customers to contact NWN! directly to obtain our products (also regarding wholesales)!
Next up on Nomad Snakepit Productions:
Desaster (De) - "Bringing the Storm to Rotterdam" lim. LP (1-7-2024)
Goatlord Corp. (Fra) – “Temple of Serpent Whores” lim. LP/CD/tape (tba)
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LOUD RAGE MUSIC presents the fifth edition of the online COMPILATION FERTILE SOIL, now available for streaming and free download; 31 underground Romanian Rock & Metal bands with as many tracks, all released between January and March 2024. 
Fertile Soil Vol. 5 is available here: 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YUMzgm76dNQ
https://loudragemusic.bandcamp.com/album/fertile-soil-vol-5-2024
4.5.2024 News Fertile Soil compilationFeaturing:
ANTON
Antumbra
Archbeheth
ContraTorn
Eternal Dark
Faunul din Smidă
FCG
Fittonia
Garnoo
Gothic
Gunshee
Helytube
Hiraeth
Kronophagia
L.O.S.T
Mankort
Mercaptan
Mortuary Dripping
Necrotum
Neon Propecies
NocturN
Punisher
Revolter
Symphress
Syn Ze Sase Tri
The Shepherd
Vathos
Vorus
Warhymn
Wildchild
Wräthhammer
https://linktr.ee/loudragemusic

VHÄLDEMAR – “SANCTUARY OF DEATH”
Release: 16. May 2024
With "Sanctuary Of Death", Spain's biggest (English-speaking) heavy metal band is about to release their seventh longplayer. 11 brand new tracks that should make the heart of every melodic heavy and power metal fan beat faster! The quintet has been flying the traditional metal flag since the end of the 90s and is inspiring a growing following outside Spain with catchy melodies and true anthems.
"Sanctuary Of Death" is undoubtedly one of the heavy/power metal highlights of the year!
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Dallas (TX) - Atmospheric Blackened Doom Metal band KRIGSGRAV have signed to Willowtip Records! Krigsgrav (Swedish for "War Grave") came charging out of the gate with a demo in 2006 and proceeded to release seven full-length albums, one EP, and two singles!
“We are beyond excited to join the Willowtip family. Not only have they released some amazing albums over the years, but it's an honor to be labelmates with their great current roster of bands like Aodon, The Mosaic Window, etc. We're hard at work writing the follow up to Fires in the Fall, and are thrilled to have Willowtip as our supportive new home."- Krigsgrav
4.5.2024 News KRIGSGRAVBio:
Formed in Texas in the Autumn of 2004, Krigsgrav has taken its primitive black metal roots and constantly matured and evolved their sound with each entry into their gloomy discography. Originating as a two-man project led by David Sikora, he welcomed new members in 2012, transforming the band into a full four-piece creative unit. Recurring conspirator Justin Coleman has remained a mainstay in Krigsgrav ever since. After a pair of albums, and after a shifting lineup resulted in Krigsgrav becoming a duo again in 2018, Sikora and Coleman welcomed in Giant of the Mountain’s Cody Daniels to join as a permanent fixture after years of stepping in as a periodic live member. The resulting albums from this trio were 2021’s The Sundering and 2023’s Fires in the Fall, both quickly becoming celebrated modern triumphs of grey-skied black metal fused with melodic death/doom. After more than seven years away from the group, Krigsgrav recently welcomed back talented bassist Wes Radvansky in 2023 and the newly-restored four-piece are currently entrenched in the songwriting process for their next album to be released in 2025. Stay tuned!
Line-Up:
David Sikora - Drums
Wes Radvansky - Bass Guitars
Cody Daniels - Lead Guitars
Justin Coleman - Rhythm Guitars and Vocals
https://www.facebook.com/krigsgrav
https://www.facebook.com/willowtip

BOLESKINE HOUSE - "MISERABILIST BLUES"
4.5.2024 News Boleskine HouseGenre : Atmospheric Black/Doom Metal
Label : Masked Dead Records / Sulphur Music | May 17th 2024
FFO: Katatonia, Aquilus, Alcest, Agalloch, old-era Opeth, Paradise Lost.
"Boleskine House is a place where anyone can find refuge from their ruined lives, an immaterial space where they can bask in their fantasies of nostalgia before they vanish forever without a trace. A dwelling that inevitably changes depending on the listener’s personal experiences."
Miserabilist Blues is the first work of Boleskine House (IT). It is about a poignant and elusive, yet seemingly endless moment, without a horizon. Time, beloved places, people known, people lost, fragile promises in the golden days of youth, broken dreams and impossible desires are amalgamated into an undying fog. These are the main themes the duo faces with black metal influenced by atmospheric sounds, full of personality and drama that deal with 90s doom and gothic, but also with outside genres such as shoegaze.
Sale points:
Atmospheric Black Metal, 90's gothic Doom and Shoegaze melodies;
Miserabilist Blues it's dramatic, tragic and nostalgic;
A unique visual cocept;
To be released by Masked Dead Records but also together with Sulphur Fanzine special issue "Deep Dark Blue"!
Tracklist
1) Black House Painters
2) Need
3) A Place To Mourn Forever
4) When You Sleep (My Bloody Valentine cover)
(40:58 min)
Line-up:
Raven Borsi - Vocals & lyrics
Niccolò Misrachi - Songwriting & instruments
Visual concept by Raven, Niccolò and Giulia Frump.
Mix and master by Nicolò Brambilla (Aphotic, Fuoco Fatuo, Blasphemophager).
https://www.facebook.com/maskedeadrecords/
https://www.facebook.com/BoleskineHouseDoom

JOURS PÂLES  - "DISSOLUTION"
Release date : May 10th 2024
Genre : Melancholic Metal
Origin: France
Label: Les Acteurs de L’Ombre Productions
Network Distributor: Season of Mist / Plastic Head
Digital Distributor: The Orchard
JOURS PÂLES, a project by Spellbound (singer – Aorlhac) was born from the ashes of Asphodèle’s first and only album, released in 2019 with Les Acteurs de l’Ombre Productions. Spellbound and Audrey Sylvain (Malenuit) were joined by Christian Larsson (Ex Apati, ex Shining, Gloson) Stefan Bayle and Sébastien Papot (Guitar and drums, Au champ des morts).
After the group’s dissolution that same year, Spellbound continued the adventure, composing with a desire for continuity as much as for a break, as the vocal duo was no longer present. This evolution responds to a desire to express themselves through the same states of mind and thick, dysthymic mists, while freeing themselves from the clutches of the past, abandoning the rock spirit for a stylistic evolution leaning towards a metal that remains melancholic, but with more galloping and aggressive overtones.
"Éclosion", the debut album from this new offspring, is a personal assessment of a world more than ever considered dislocated and torn apart, but above all a perpetual search for hope and light, in both lyrics and visuals.
Far from flying solo, Spellbound was able to surround itself with musicians such as James Sloan on guitars (Uada, Gravelight) and Christian Larsson. The backbone was completed by several guests: Graf from Psychonaut 4 and Lilas Ondine Dupont (silhouette, backing vocals) as well as Sylvain Bégot (Monolithe) on lead guitar.
Sheltered from the world, awaiting the ultimate hatching, JOURS PÂLES was born…
JOURS PÂLES returns in 2022, still under the LADLO banner, with a second album entitled “Tensions”. Tensions is a personal representation of a dysthymic modern world perceived as cold, mechanical and disillusioned, where social networks and political scarecrows rule a Mephistophelian world in total loss of meaning and bearings. This general theme is visually represented on the artwork by Niklas Sundin (founding member of Dark Tranquillity, Laethora…) Musically, a more aggressive result but a vision that tends to distort the clichés through an egotistical composition, mixing genres once again. In addition to Spellbound, still at the helm (compositions, vocals, lyrics), the line-up this time includes musicians such as Alex G. on bass (Aorlhac, Altaïr, Ritual Knives) Alexis S. on guitars, Ben L. on drums (B-Blast records) and the traditional guest appearance this time by Natalie Koskinen (from cult doom metallers Shape of Despair).
2023 saw a very positive response to “Tensions”, as well as the start of a collaboration with the booking agency “Eclosion booking”, and a busy year of concerts, including a 12-date tour of France and participation in a number of festivals throughout the country. Spellbound returned to songwriting, and the band’s third recording, “Dissolution”, was released on May 10, 2024, still via Les acteurs de l’ombre productions. The album’s themes refer to disunions and ruptures, as well as the role and place of social networks in human relationships.
Tracklist:
1 - Taciturne
2 - La reine de mes peines (des wagons de détresses)
3 - Noire impériale
4 - Les lueurs d’autoroutes
5 - Réseaux venins
6 - Une mer aux couleurs désunions
7 - Limérence
8 - Dissolution
9 - Terminal nocturne
Duration: 45min32
https://lesacteursdelombre.net/product-category/bands/jours-pales/

NYRAK – “DEVOURER OF ALL”
4.5.2024 News NyrakLabel: Phoenix Mortis Productions
Release date: may 3RD 2024
Genre: Atmospheric Black Metal
For fans of: Dimmu Borgir | Abigail Williams | Agathodaimon | Serpents Oath
In this place of memory and dry bones, where the crosses stand as decaying sentinels beneath the trees, draped in tattered robes of moss like mournful watchmen upon the path to Golgotha, he waits beside the path, haunting the spaces between the mist and the moonlight. The shadows gather to him, drawn to his aura of absence, making him one with the night – a shape of deeper darkness in the gloom. The tableaux of sorrow, secrets and silence set, he prepares for their coming; an eternal, aching hunger burning like a cold fire within the echoing, empty chambers of his heart. A time of feeding, of devouring and of dying, a time of passing through approaches on the soft, chill wind of midnight.
Painted in the hues of twilight, the deep colours of the in between times, the shades of fast-falling dusk and the darkening blood of the last rays of the setting sun, Nyrak’s black metal is infused with drama and rich musical narrative. The songs that form their astonishing second album, Devourer Of All, unfurl across vast canvases of the imagination, the music conjuring phantoms for the senses – enthralling and enfolding the listener within a dark world of melancholy and magic, terror and grandeur. With the magnificent opening track, ‘Eyes Of Time’ which roars into life like towering thunderclouds careering across a night sky torn apart by lightning, you are gathered into the embrace of Nyrak’s rain swept, cinematic sorcery. The Belgian band draw upon the infernal wellspring of Scandinavian black metal and then let their creative spirits run wild, entwining that dread, black soul in wicked thorns of dynamic, progressive musical elements and textured gothic atmosphere. The result is grandiose, epic, breathtaking pieces like album title track, ‘Devourer Of All’. While the music of Nyrak rages around you there is nothing else; the matters of the mundane world fade like pale, ephemeral ghosts in the face of its blazing fires and tumultuous emotions. From the regal splendour of ‘Lament’ to the stunning, multi-faceted gem that is ‘The Abstract Face Of Life’ which brings down the final curtain on Devourer Of All, this is an album of staggering scale and invention – an absolute triumph!
Founded by Guy Van Nieuwenhove (aka Nevel) in 2021, originally as a solo studio project, Nyrak has grown and evolved over the course of the last three years, via debut album Malvs, to become the fully fledged band and musical force that it is today. When Devourer Of All is unleashed on May 3rd, mixed and mastered at Project Zero Recording Studio (Nervosa, Serpents Oath, Carnation etc) and resplendent in its evocative artwork courtesy of Phoenix Mortis Art, the name of Nyrak will be carved into the consciousness of metal fans the world over. The burgeoning Belgian black metal scene has spawned another real contender. Beware the passing of the day – for the night belongs to them!
Line-up:
Lukas Risbourg – Vocals/Guitar
Guy Van Nieuwenhove (aka Nevel) – Composer/Orchestration/Bass (live)/Guitar (studio)
Sven Van Laere - Guitar
Bran Veldeman - Drums
https://www.nyrak.be/
https://www.facebook.com/NyrakOfficial

American theatrical symphonic extreme metal band SUMMONER'S CIRCLE has unleashed the music video for "SHROUD OF HUMANITY" the newest single off the band's upcoming album CULT.
Watch the video now at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P1Gpvebb7QM
The song will hit all streaming services on Friday, May 3.
Cult is a step away from the traditional cosmic horror themes of previous albums and stands as a reaction to the myriad vitriol the band has received from religious people over the past few years. It’s an indictment of religious groups and theocracies around the world and calls them all out for what they are - cults.
Cult is set for worldwide release on May 24 on Black Lion Records.
Pre-save/pre-order Cult at:
https://orcd.co/summoners-circle-cult
https://storeblacklion.bigcartel.com/category/summoner-s-circle
Stream previous SUMMONER'S CIRCLE releases on Spotify and Apple Music.
4.5.2024 News SUMMONER'S CIRCLETracklist
1. Apostle's Dogma 
2. Cult Of The Dead 
3. Shroud Of Humanity 
4. Irreverence of the Cross 
5. Thirst of the Vulture 
6. Profit Of Death 
7. Dogmatic Defilings
Let The Summoning Begin…
SUMMONER'S CIRCLE is a six-piece theatrical metal band that blends elements of black, death, doom, and progressive metal into their own flavor of, what they refer to as, Epic metal. For the band, every song in an incantation, every live performance is a Summoning, and everything they do is tied intrinsically to the mythology they have created and continue to evolve.
The band recently concluded their first European tour, with tremendous fan response, as a part of Batushka’s 2023 European Pilgrimage tour along with blackened death metal legends HATE and Brazil’s Paradise in Flames. Always looking to spread the word and grow their fan base, upon
return to the US, they immediately hit the road again, concluding 2023 with more than 80 dates in 14 different countries.
Currently, The Summoners have wrapped up recording their third full-length album which will be released by Black Lion Records in May of 2024. The band is extremely excited to be working with Black Lion and intends to get back out on the road to support the new album as quickly as possible.
SUMMONER'S CIRCLE is:
Blind - Lead Vocals
Gog - Guitar
Omnus - Guitar
Y'takt - Bass and Vocals
Nadir - Keys/Synth and Vocals
Invictus - Drums
https://www.facebook.com/summonerscircle
www.facebook.com/blacklionrecordsswe

EXTREME RESURRECTION RECORDS presents PHERETRUM's newest EP with 4 tracks of storming deathrashing vomits, released on tape 66 hand-numbered copies on chromo tapes.
You can get it for US$4 + shipping.
Underground Death Metal metal from Shangrilá, Canelones, Uruguay.
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https://pheretrum.no-ip.org/releases



NEWS 27.4 2024

Mit immerhin über 120 verschickten Heftchen unserer aktuelle Ausgabe Nr . 58 gehen so langsam die Lagerbestände zur Neige . Ganz fettes thanks an der Stelle noch einmal an alle ,welche immer noch Interesse an handfestem (Underground)Lesestoff haben und uns bisher supportet haben. Nen paar wenige Restexemplare der aktuellen Ausgabe haben wir hier ja noch rumliegen ,die ihr Euch immer noch unter  fatalunderground_leo@freenet.de  "an Land ziehen " könnt . Die Planung für die nächste Ausgabe läuft auf vollen Touren und so könnt ihr auch jetzt schon einmal auf die Gesprächsrunden mit  Lucas vom NUCLEAR WINTER FANZINE und Brett von SJÄLVMORD ( depressiver Black Metal ) gespannt sein .
Musikalisch haben wir dieses Wochenende natürlich auch schon wieder mal ein bissel was an brandneuem Material am Start , welches ihr unbedingt auch mal anchecken solltet.

ANDABATA – „ HIRNFRESSER „( EP )
DISASTER KFW – “ FALLEN CROSSES”  HAMMER        
EVOKED - „IMMORTAL ARTS“ (EP)

PESTKRAFT – “ANCESTRAL SOUNDS”
27.4.2024 News PESTKRAFTGenre: Black Metal
Label: Folter Records
Vertrieb: Alive

VÖ: 30.05.2024
Folter Records präsentieren stolz „ANCESTRAL SOUNDS“, den zweiten Longplayer von PESTKRAFT, die sich anschicken, vom spanischen Valencia aus den tödlichen Pesthauch ihres so unerbittlichen und gewalttätigen wie zugleich erhabenen und mystisch aufgeladenen Black Metals über Europa und die Welt zu verbreiten. Im Mittelpunkt von PESTKRAFTs traditionellen, aber auch kompositorisch Unerwartetes bergenden Klängen, steht der ausdrucksstarke, infernalische Gesang von Bandgründerin und Vokalistin Blodig, die Intention und Tun von PESTKRAFT folgendermaßen umreißt:
„Our music is for the darkest audience, those who are attracted to the other side, death, ancestors and roots.
We talk about the importance of the cult of the dead, about the customs corrupted by the modern world. We like to think of death as a friendly figure, which picks us up in our last breath, and of the entities that await us on the other side. The rituals, drums and offerings of the afterlife. Of plagues, diseases and how dreary the world is and the dull emptiness of humans.“
PESTKRAFT wurden im Jahr 2014 gegründet. Nach einer ersten Ankündigung des kommenden Schwarzen Todes mit der 5-Track-EP „Pest“ im September 2016, folgte 2018 das Debüt „Litanies Of The Plague“. Nun erscheint mit „ANCESTRAL SOUNDS“ ihr verdammt intensives neues Werk – acht vernichtende Songs mit unüberhörbarem Rekurs auf die norwegische Tradition der frühen 90er.

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Noch dieses Frühjahr soll es erscheinen, das neue Album der Black-/Death-Metaller PAINFUL, die 2024 ihr 20-jähriges Jubiläum feiern. Um den Fans die Wartezeit bis zu “NEFARIOUS MONARCHY” am 25.
Mai noch etwas zu verkürzen, gibt es jetzt vorab eine weitere Albumsingle – diesmal zusammen mit einem Lyric-Video. Bekamen wir bei der ersten Single “Liberty (Dies)” mit dem schnellsten Song des Albums einen Rückgriff auf die Wurzeln der Band zu hören, präsentieren sich PAINFUL nun erneut schwarzmetallisch, wenn auch in einer eher getragenen, opulenteren Façon: “REMAINING SHADOWS” ist eine wuchtige Mid-Tempo-Walze, die zuweilen an eines der großen frühen Vorbilder PAINFULS – SATYRICON – erinnert:
Der Song ist fest in den Kontext des Konzeptalbums eingebettet, das sich inhaltlich der düsteren Seite der Französischen Revolution und den menschlichen Abgründen widmet, die sich auch dort zeigten. So kam es in unmittelbarer Folge der Revolution zu kriegerischen Auseinandersetzungen Frankreichs mit mehreren Nachbarstaaten.
Was als Zeit der Koalitionskriege in die Geschichtsbücher einging, barg zwischen deren blutigen Zeilen unfassbares menschliches Leid.
Die Band selbst über “Remaining Shadows”: “Wir wollten das brutale und verheerende Gesicht des Krieges zeigen. Nach jedem Krieg, der ausgefochten wurde, bleibt Finsternis zurück. Wir sollten die Konsequenzen unseres Handelns nicht missachten.”
PAINFULs neues Album “Nefarious Monarchy” ist ab 25. Mai überall erhältlich und ab sofort hier vorbestellbar: https://linktr.ee/painfulmetalofficial
Ein Pre-Save des Albums ist hier möglich: https://orcd.co/painful
Eine offizielle Album-Release-Party mit Live-Show wird ebenfalls am VÖ-Tag stattfinden. Und: Vergiss nicht, "Remaining Shadows" schonmal auf einer deiner Playlisten zu parken!
Über PAINFUL
Seit ihrer Gründung im Jahr 2004 stehen PAINFUL getreu ihrem eigenen Namen für rohen, blutigen Schmerz. Als dreckig-brutaler Bastard aus Black und Death Metal vor 20 Jahren vorgestellt, begann die Band schon sehr bald, die inhaltsgebende Melancholie der Abgründe zu etwas ganz Eigenem zu machen. So entstanden druckvolle Symphonien, mit denen sich PAINFUL auf unzähligen Gigs – darunter solche mit Acts wie Belphegor, Behemoth, Atrocity oder Amon Amarth, aber auch viele eigene Headliner-Shows – eine stetig wachsende Fangemeinde erspielen konnten.
Drei Alben später, und das vierte bereits im Ofen, konnten sie auch kultige Festivals wie etwa das MetalDays, Metalfest oder gar die 70000TONS OF METAL Cruise erfolgreich von der Checkliste streichen.
Da wundert es nicht, dass auch die Genregröße Alexander Krull (ATROCITY, LEAVES EYES) aufmerksam wurde und nun bereits zum zweiten Mal in Folge die Produktion eines PAINFUL-Albums in einem der angesehen https://music.blacklion.nu/Duskwalker
DUSKWALKER will perform at this year's Full Terror Assault Open Air Festival, set to take place September 6 - 8 in Cave Rock, IL.
27.4.2024 News PainfulTracklist
1) Crippled At The Core
2) The Loss
3) Never Going Back
4) Underground Forever
5) City On A Cemetery
6) Posing Corpses
7) Artillery Communion
8) Vanquisher
9) Blasted Past Extinction
10) Inhaling The Dust Of Bone
Underground Forever was recorded By John Robinson at Castle Tracula, and mixed and mastered By Marko Tervonen.
Stream DUSKWALKER on Spotify and Apple Music.
DUSKWALKER is a 4 piece Canadian death metal band. Formed in 2015, the band blends extreme and traditional metal. DUSKWALKER continues to push their musical limits while stripping back with an aggressive and raw production. Their third album, Underground Forever represents the band's current sonic template, hard-hitting anthemic death metal injected with thrash and rock. 
After releasing their debut in 2016 and their second album in 2019, DUSKWALKER went on to win the Canadian Niagara Music Awards for Best Metal Group of 2019 & 2020. The band gains traction playing live in the Canadian underground while infiltrating the U.S. scene in New York State, and the midwest festival Full Terror Assault, opening for iconic bands such as Hate Eternal, Suicidal Tendencies, and Crowbar.
DUSKWALKER is:
John Robinson: Guitars
Joey Scaringi: Vocals
Cale Costello: Drums
John Neadow: Bass
www.facebook.com/blacklionrecordsswe
https://www.facebook.com/DuskwalkerOfficial

ARROGANZ
- Video zu "THE ORIGIN OF FIRE" online! Die Death Doom Punks sind zurück!Seit 2008 hat die Band ihren ganz eigenen Stil und Sound entwickelt: Von rau und aggressiv bis düster und atmosphärisch, von wütenden Blast-Parts und D-Beats bis hin zu obskuren Doom-Passagen – ARROGANZ liefern. Für ihre Kompromisslosigkeit wird die Band von manchen gefeiert, von anderen gehasst. Dem Trio ist das scheißegal.
ARROGANZ stehen für sich selbst.
27.4.2024 News ARROGANZ Die Band spielt in Sachen Musikalität, Groove und Feeling ganz oben mit und absolvierte Tourneen, Clubshows und Festivals in ganz Europa.
Mit ihrem letzten Album „Morsus“ (2020) manifestierte die Band ihr ganz eigenes musikalisches Universum.
Mit ihrem neuen Album „QUINTESSENZ“ erweitern ARROGANZ ihren musikalischen Horizont ein weiteres Mal, und schaffen es gleichzeitig ihre Essenz zu unterstreichen – sie schaffen es, ihre Old-School-Death-Metal-Wurzeln zu würdigen und fallen gleichzeitig nicht in eine eindeutige eine Kategorie.
QUINTESSENZ ist sowohl für Fans von Celtic Frost, Asphyx oder Darkthrone, als auch für Liebhaber von Napalm Death, Totenmond oder Wolfbrigade.
Poser, lasst die Finger von diesem Material! Das ist authentische Musik!
Das sind ARROGANZ – Death Doom Punks!
Die zweite Single „The Origin Of Fire“ ab sofort online!
Hier geht’s zum Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jkV8NF1cHZE
Die Band über den Song:

„THE ORIGIN OF FIRE ist ein Bastard aus morbidem Old School Death Metal, misanthropischem Doom und wütendem Midtempo-Thrash –
hört ihn euch an, genießt dabei euren Untergang und wartet dort unten, bis unser neues Album QUINTESSENZ erscheint.“
„Quintessenz“ wird am 24ten Mai 2024 via SUPREME CHAOS RECORDS erscheinen und kann ab sofort hier vorbestellt werden:  https://arroganz.supremechaos.com/
ARROGANZ LIVE 2024:

30.04. | Chemiefabrik | Dresden | DE | with DISBELIEF
03.05 + 04.05. | LUSATIAN GRIMFEST | Muggefug | Cottbus | DE
2 nights * 2 special ARROGANZ sets * 1 special QUINTESSENZ release set |
with DEATHRITE, CHAVER, GOATH, BITCHHAMMER & BROTCRUSTE
TRIPLE DEATH THREAT TOUR
Master + Arroganz + Zeit
07.06 | Spinnerei | Chemnitz | DE
08.06. |Pampahaus | Gützkow | DE
09.06. | Don't Panic | Essen | DE
10.06. | De Engelenbak | Doetinchem | NL
11.06. | Musicon | The Hague | NL
12.06. | Muziekcafé Elpee | Deinze | BE
13.06. | s.v. Jugendhaus Ost | Wolfsburg | DE
14.06. | Ballonfabrik | Augsburg | DE
15.06. | Cat | Ulm | DE
16.06. | Kunstverein | Nürnberg | DE
https://www.facebook.com/arroganzgermany


Es ist sicher der wunderbarste Ansatz, eine Band zu gründen: eine gemeinsame Leidenschaft für Musik, das gemeinsame Bestreben, die Kraft der Musik zu nutzen, um Menschen zu bewegen, zu inspirieren und ihr Leben auf positive Weise zu beeinflussen.
Es ist ein besonderes Band zwischen Menschen, die wissen, wie Musik dem Leben einen Sinn und Bedeutung geben kann. Und genau daraus ziehen die US-amerikanischen Prog-Metal-Pioniere THE MOURNING ihre Energie. Was 2017 als bloßes Aufnahmeprojekt von Sänger und Komponist Johnny Ray und Schlagzeuger Jason Berlin (Sohn des berühmten Bassisten Jeff Berlin) in Tampa, Florida, begann, entwickelte sich zu einer Selbstfindungsreise, die bald Gleichgesinnte anlockte, bis die Band mit dem Allrounder Alex Nasla (Ex-Witherfall, Produzent, Sänger und Keyboarder), dem italienischen Musiker und Komponisten Francesco Pinter (Gitarre), Leadsängerin Eliana Blanchard und Gitarrist Phillip Colacecchi komplett war.
Nach der Veröffentlichung ihrer noch recht experimentellen EP “Theosis” im Jahr 2018, mit der sich die Band auf die Reise begab, ihren wahren Sound und eine eigene Botschaft zu entdecken, sind The Mourning nun bereit, ihr erstes Album “HUSH” zu präsentieren, das am 24. Juni 2024 erscheinen wird. Besonders und neu: Der Longplayer glänzt mit einer viel stärkeren Betonung auf den Gitarren, einschließlich des Einsatzes von Slap-Gitarren, groovenden Riffs, engelsgleichen klassischen Gitarren, durchdringenden Gitarrensoli. Darüber hinaus bringt das Album aber, wie die Band betont, noch sehr viel mehr in ihren Sound ein, der ursprünglich stark von Opeth, Steven Wilson und Haken beeinflusst war: "Auf diesem Album haben wir auch die Harmonien durch den gefühlvollen Gesang von Eliana Blanchard auf die nächste Stufe gehoben, was den Songs einen viel reicheren harmonischen Klang und eine einzigartige Klangidentität verleiht." Die eindrucksvolle Energie zwischen den kontrastierenden Stimmen hebt das Hörerlebnis über die eindimensionale Atmosphäre des Gewohnten hinaus und lädt dazu ein, die Band auf ihrer turbulenten Reise zu begleiten, auf der sie die pure Präzision des Progressive Metal mit roher emotionaler Energie verbindet: "Wir versuchen, den Hörern vor dem Hintergrund einer virtuosen Klanglandschaft Einblicke zu geben, die den Geist für neue Ideen, Konzepte und inneres Wachstum öffnen. Manche Alben nehmen dich auf dieser Reise an die Hand – 'Hush' nimmt dich mit auf eine introspektive Reise zu dir selbst."
Und eines ist ganz klar: Dies ist nur der Beginn der eindrucksvollen Reise von The Mourning.
Den Anfang macht “Chaos Machine”, die erste Videosingle und Album-Opener. Wir alle kennen sie: Menschen, die das Chaos anzuziehen scheinen; es folgt ihnen einfach, wohin sie auch immer gehen. “Chaos Machine” sieht den Grund dafür in der inneren nihilistischen Einstellung dieser aufgewühlten Seelen, die das Chaos nach außen hin reflektiert. Schau dir gleich das Video zum Song mit einem Gitarrensolo des gefeierten Gitarristen Charlie Robbins (Syncatto) an:
Link zum Video auf YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aj1dUyQ2d5E
Hier geht es direkt zur Single:
https://links.themourningmusic.com/chaosmachine
The Mournings erstes Album “Hush” ist eine eindrucksvolle Prog-Wanderung, beeinflusst von den Größen des Progressive Metal; ein Album der Selbstfindung, der Beobachtungen über die Natur der Existenz selbst, gesellschaftliche Missstände und die Überwindung von Widrigkeiten.
27.4.2024 News The MourningEs erscheint am 24. Juni 2024 und ist ab sofort vorbestellbar unter:  
https://themourningmusic.com/product/hush-cd/  (physisch)
https://links.themourningmusic.com/hush-album (digital)

Tracklist
1. Chaos Machine
2. The Mountain
3. He Cries
4. I Feel The Rain
5. Hush
6. The Wind
7. My Own Way
8. Cries Of The Mind
9. My Own Hell
10. Smooth Seas

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Die 2017 gegründete Melodic-Metal-Band AVERLANCHE aus Helsinki hat eine Fortsetzung ihres 2023 erschienenen zweiten Albums ARCTIC ATLAS veröffentlicht. Die EP THE DARK SIDE OF ATLAS enthält die zuvor veröffentlichte Single „She & the Dark Winter“ und drei Remix-Songs aus dem Album Arctic Atlas. Als Gastsänger auf der EP ist Mikael Salo zu hören, der von den Bands Metal De Facto, Dyecrest und Everfrost bekannt ist.

„Ursprünglich war unser Plan, Mikael als Gastsänger einzuladen, um mit Rebecca Duette zu singen. Diese Zusammenarbeit begann bereits im November 2022 und bis Januar 2023 hatten wir Mikaels Interpretationen von drei Songs aufgenommen. Sowohl unser Team als auch unsere Plattenfirma kamen zu dem Schluss, dass die Songs keinen Gastgesang erforderten. Da Mikael jedoch hervorragende Arbeit geleistet hatte, beschlossen wir, seine Versionen der Songs für mögliche zukünftige Verwendung aufzubewahren. So entstand die Idee der EP „The Dark Side of Atlas“. Kommentiert Antti Kopra, der Keyboarder der Band.
Hier können Sie sich die EP auf unterschiedlichen Musikdiensten anhören (Spotify, Apple Music, Deezer, Tidal etc): https://push.fm/fl/averlanche-tdsoa
Von der The Dark Side of Atlas EP wurden zwei neue Lyric-Videos veröffentlicht:
She & the Dark Winter:
 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=slItutAcXHg
Atlas of Hearts (Alternative Version) feat. Mikael Salo: 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5807TC4h1jA
Im Frühjahr 2023 veröffentlichten Averlanche ihr zweites Studioalbum ARCTIC ATLAS, das in den Musikmedien in ganz Europa positive Resonanz fand. Das erste Konzert der Arctic Atlas-Tour fand im Juni 2023 beim JääliCityRokki-Festival statt. Als nächstes können Sie die Band am 6. Juni in Helsinki bei On the Rocks mit Memoira und Segmentia sehen.
27.4.2024 News AverlancheTHE DARK SIDE OF ATLAS
Veröffentlichungsdatum: 26.04.2024 (digital)
Lieder:

She & the Dark Winter (Album Version)
Atlas of Hearts (Alternative Version) feat. Mikael Salo
Arctica (Alternative Version) feat. Mikael Salo
She & the Dark Winter (Alternative Version) feat. Mikael Salo
AVERLANCHE 2024:
Gesang: Rebecca Spörl
Gitarre: Otto Haalahti
Bass: Joona Tirkkonen
Tastaturen: Antti Kopra
Schlagzeug: Henri Tenhunen

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Polish death-metal maniacs DISLOYAL will return this summer with their fifth full-length album, DIVINE MIASMATA.
Marking the band’s natural progression, Divine Miasmata is a proposal
that simply cannot be ignored. This is easily the band's most complex, catchy, atmospheric, groovy, and dark record to date. Combining hard-labor musical craftsmanship with top-notch artistic finesse, this release will surely become a bright star on the firmament of Polish death metal.
The main cover artwork is by NaphulaArt, adding a visually stunning dimension to the release.
Watch the video for the album's first single, "The Black Pope" at  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kQl49Zhi2WA
Divine Miasmata will be out July 12 on Black Lion Records.
Pre-order/pre-save at:
https://music.blacklion.nu/Disloyal
https://orcd.co/divine-miasmata
27.4.2024 News DISLOYALTracklist 
1. Divine Mismata 
2. Silent Revolution 
3. The Black Pope 
4. 1347-1352 
5. Stella Peccatorum 
6. Betrayed Faith 
7. Religion Of Warfare 
8. Ravens Of Starvation 
9. The Ascension Of Abaddon
Divine Miasmata was recorded at Monroe Sound Studio and engineered,
mixed and mastered by Arkadiusz “Aro” Jablonski. The album was produced by Arkadiusz “Aro” Jablonski and DISLOYAL. All music on the album was written by Artyom Serdyuk, except Intro, composed by Konstantin Kolesnikov. Lyrics were written by Wojciech Mytnik. Album track "Ravens Of Starvation" is based on a poem by Diana Suhova.
DISLOYAL is:
Artyom Serdyuk – guitars
Jaroslaw “Jaro” Paprota – drums 
Konstantin Kolesnikov – vocals
Kolya Kislyi – bass
Yahor Liatkouski – guitars (live)
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Portuguese symphonic metal band ENCHANTYA released their third studio album CERBERUS earlier last year via Finnish record label Inverse Records. To celebrate the success they decided to release the same album as orchestral version. The name of the album is 'Symphony of Cerberus' and it's released on 26th April 2024 via Finnish Inverse Records.   
Also a stunning music video made by Carlos Guimarães (G Media) is released today and it's available here: https://youtu.be/NffeRr5Mur4
Rute Fevereiro comments Alone single: 
"This song's lyrics depict how technology and globalization have led us to communicate with numerous people but simultaneously made us feel more alone than ever. It highlights how the world has become more exposed through media and social networks but lacks empathy and humanization.
There's a sense that we're losing balance between the world we come from and the one we're heading towards. The lyrics criticize the shallow interactions facilitated by social media, where love is equated with fleeting gestures and genuine connections are replaced by superficial engagements.
Moreover, it addresses the voyeuristic tendencies encouraged by digital platforms, where people are more inclined to film or photograph distressing situations rather than offering genuine help. Overall, the song reflects on the need for a more balanced approach to technology and communication, one that preserves our humanity and fosters genuine connections amidst the digital noise."
27.4.2024 News EnchantyaListen Symphony of Cerberus album on streaming services: https://push.fm/fl/enchantya-symphony
Rising Star (Orchestral version) music video is available here: https://youtu.be/9VzdKW4zMzk
Biography:
Enchantya was born in 2004 when vocalist Rute Fevereiro took a break from her classic band Black Widows and started exploring music for a new project. In 2005, the band recorded their first EP, Moonlighting the Dreamer, out in 2006. Having witnessed a great reception, the band started to work on their first album, releasing 'Dark Rising’ through Massacre Records in 2012 to very positive reviews. After some time touring and promoting the album,the band began composing. However, artistic and creative differences about the new music's direction and sound would lead to the departure of members and the band split up.
Rute was alone with her project again and having to start all over. Fortunately, this did not stop Rute's motivation and a few months later, by March of 2016, she had chosen a whole new team of talented musicians to take Enchantya through the next step. After a year of rehearsing with amazing creative chemistry, the band created "On Light and Wrath" , Enchantya’s second album. Like in their debut album, the band booked a few months of studio recordings in 2018 with Fernando Matias at the Pentagon Audio Manufacturers, to bring the new album to life with eleven tracks, entitled "On Light and Wrath" , also taking one step further by adding violin, a whole choir of singers and the guest appearance of the vocalist from D E S I R E , Nuno Caldas, creating a very refreshed and even more epic sound for the band. Finnish label Inverse Records released Enchantya’s album in 2019.
In the middle of their second album's promo tour, the pandemic hit and the band spent the following two years composing and recording their new opus in the midst of all the chaos. The result was the band's third album "CERBERUS", a heavy and symphonic effort born of the songwriting through the world's conflicted times, and also Enchantya's most ambitious record to date. "Cerberus" was out on April 28th of 2023 to critical acclaim, considered Portugal's best metal album of the year, and nominating Enchantya for the Adamastor Award for best portuguese bands of 2023, alongside Moonspell and Seventh Storm. 
Celebrating the success of "Cerberus", before all the awards the band was already preparing to announce "Symphony of Cerberus", the orchestral version of their acclaimed album. Now, on April 26th 2024, marking a year after the release of "Cerberus", Enchantya will release  "Symphony of Cerberus", consisting of the 12 original tracks revamped for orchestra and choir, allowing the symphonic parts of "Cerberus" to shine and be heard in all its glory, with a few surprises including solo violins arranged and performed by violinist and composer Miguel Berkemeier, who has been accompanying the band on live shows throughout this era's tour.

Line-Up:
Rute Fevereiro: Singing and Growls
Fernando Campos: Lead Guitar
Fernando Barroso: Bass
Pedro Antunes: Piano, Keys and Orchestration
Bruno Guilherme: Drums

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ALMOST DEAD: Bay Area hardcore thrashers back from the ATHEIST European tour, promote their 6th record “DESTRUCTION IS ALL WE KNOW”
“This year has Bay Area thrash/groove metal band Almost Dead returning with their latest studio album ‘Destruction is All We Know’. Almost Dead are a band which know exactly how to put their listener through the meat grinder because this band is aggressive and brutal from the get-go. ‘Destruction…’ takes the Bay Area blueprint and fuses it with the brutal breakdowns of metalcore to give that groove a real stage stomping neck snapper which crushes so well in modern metal. Realistically, the band do rely on this breakdown formula a little too much here, especially for old-school thrashers and groove fans, but ‘Destruction…’ isn’t about looking back, it’s about driving forward, and it does it marvellously.”
Adam McCann, Metal Digest
The band has recently returned home after and exhausting yet successful European tour supporting the progressive metal stalwarts ATHEIST.
Warheads In The Sky (official video link) : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iLIBN66EMYI
Selfish Suicide (lyric video link): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FQxD1UoClTk&t=14s
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SOMNENT – “SEVERED TIES”
27.4.2024 News SomnentLabel: Independent Release
Release date: may 10th 2024
Genre: Melodic Doom/Death Metal
For fans of: Officium Triste | Saturnus | Novembers Doom | Katatonia
It’s not that you are unforgiven. It’s not that I want to punish you for the catalogue of unthinking cruelties; words and actions that built a dark prison around the days of my childhood - days that, in my memories at least, should be endless summer, not tears and shadows. I know that you learned your life lessons from generations of broken teachers, whose baleful influence never leaves you, a constant presence in that house like a coterie of hateful ghosts. But I won’t carry this burden any further down the road. You will not haunt me as you have been haunted. I will not lose more years, puzzling at the complexities of indoctrinated guilt, my fingers bloody as they worry at that Gordian knot. I am cutting myself free and severing the ties that bind…
Severed Ties is the magnificent new single from Floridian doom metal entity, Somnent. Summoned into existence in 2015 by multi-instrumentalist Giovanni Antonio Vigliotti – who still performs all instruments and vocals on the band’s studio recordings to this day  – Somnent’s music is intensely emotional and deeply affecting, possessing a rare power born of its unflinching honesty and Giovanni’s ability to translate acutely personal perspectives into universally relatable themes. Severed Ties is the first new music to be released by Somnent since the outstanding 2021 album, Gardens From Graves, which was so warmly embraced by fans and critics alike and it offers everything that those who have been touched by Giovanni’s music could have hoped for; the beautifully measured progression of weighty riffs and the ethereal melody lines that caress them, the emotive lyrics enunciated with a quiet passion and the sheer depth of emotion that infuses every note. While Severed Ties is but a single song, it carries within it enough substance and worth for at least one full length album. Delivered with perfect pacing and a wonderful appreciation of space and simplicity, Severed Ties tells a tale of broken trust and the inversion of the sanctuary of family, a secret poison that has crept insidiously down through generations. It’s a song of immense sadness, but also one of hope as the seemingly endless procession of pain is finally broken…by the severing of ties.
Mixed and mastered by Jari Lindholm (Monolithe, Exgenesis, Desolator etc) Severed Ties has been blessed with a flawless sonic quality that allows the exquisite song writing and the deft nature of the performances to really shine. The accomplished nature of Somnent’s music has never been easier to appreciate. Severed Ties release on May 10th will herald a stately cavalcade of new music from Somnent that will arrive throughout 2024, so embrace this melancholic gem, let its sombre benedictions fall around you…and look to the future with hope.
Studio Line-up:
Giovanni Antonio Vigliotti – All Music and Vocals

Live Line-up:
Giovanni Antonio Vigliotti - Guitar/Vocals
Julian Lefler – Guitar
Shane Dohmen – Bass
Drums - Alejandro Acuña
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCE-A5_TP9q-D85drEZwZ0yw
https://somnent.com/
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German Thrash Metal meets Bay Area! With their third album "MAZE OF THE MIND", the four thrashers from BATTLECREEK combine the unmistakable sound of German thrash metal with their Bay Area roots and transport it powerfully into the present. Since their formation in 2004, the four Bavarians have also tirelessly made a name for themselves in the national metal scene through countless live activities, which is why the quartet was also included in the documentary "Total Thrash" (2022) as a representative of the New Wave Of German Thrash Metal.
The album was recorded and produced at 48Nord Studios by Chris Schmid, the song "Granvilles Hammer" also features a guest appearance by Philly Byrne from the Irish band Gama Bomb, while the artwork was created by the scene icon Andreas Marschall.
For fans of :  Exodus, Kreator, Tankard, Slayer, Demolition Hammer, Warbringer....
"Maze Of The Mind" impressively demonstrates the sheer indomitable joy with which the guys go about their work and gives an idea that the quartet is also capable of bringing this energy to the stage.
The band has just returned from a successful tour with Italian thrash heroes Angelus Apatrida.
Video links:
“Knockout In The First Round” official video  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=quLHhQabwXs
“Slaughter In The Water” live in Poznań  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5HT7aY1tG0E
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Melodic death metal force AZIMUT19 has unveiled a potent new lyric video, "Hi-Tech War," off their critically acclaimed album, "BY HORIZON," out now via Wormholedeath.
27.4.2024 News AZIMUT19"Hi-Tech War" is a sonic and lyrical attack against the detrimental impact of human actions on our planet. A powerful call for awareness and accountability, the track urges a shift towards sustainable practices to safeguard the environment for future generations.
Born from a desire to confront the complexities of our times, AZIMUT19 is the brainchild of two long-time friends, Sigurd and Ainar. Their sound, a potent blend of melodic and death metal influences, creates a compelling atmosphere that serves as a powerful conduit between the band and their legions of fans.
AZIMUT19 draws inspiration from a pantheon of metal royalty, including Slayer, Iron Maiden, Metallica, and AC/DC, forging their own distinct sonic landscape in the process.
The current lineup of AZIMUT19 features:
Sergei Zhurov – Guitars
Alexey Magin – Vocals, Drums
Vitalii Mikulich – Bass
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The new album from symphonic black metal ensemble VESPERIAN SORROW has arrived! AWAKEN THE GREYLIGHT marks the band's triumphant return after a 12-year hiatus and showcases their evolution and artistic maturity. Awaken the Greylight is a captivating blend of atmospheric black metal and symphonic elements, delivering a haunting and immersive sonic experience. Fans can expect an intense and atmospheric journey, filled with intricate melodies, powerful symphonies, and the signature raw energy that defines VESPERIAN SORROW's sound.
This long-awaited release demonstrates the band's unwavering commitment to their craft and their passion for pushing the boundaries of the genre. VESPERIAN SORROW has meticulously crafted each track, pouring their hearts and souls into the music, resulting in a profound and captivating listening experience.
Awaken the Greylight is available on all major streaming platforms and for physical purchase through Black Lion Records.
Order the album at https://orcd.co/awaken-the-greylights
VESPERIAN SORROW, hailing from Austin, Texas, is a symphonic black metal ensemble with roots tracing back to 1994 when they initially formed under the name Unholy Descent. In the early stages of 1999, the band transformed, adopting the name VESPERIAN SORROW. Unlike many black metal groups that delve into themes of Satanism and anti-Christianity, VESPERIAN SORROW takes a distinctive approach in their lyrical content, exploring realms of the cosmos, sorrow, sadness, and darkness.
The band's name itself, VESPERIAN SORROW, poetically alludes to their thematic focus, translating to "sadness or sorrow in the evening hours.
27.4.2024 News VESPERIAN SORROWTracklisting:
1. As The Pillars Were Raised
2. Antediluvian - Proceeding The Unshaping
3. An Epistle To The Prime Vivified
4. Traverse The Vorthonian Passage
5. A Dire Flight for the Black Fragment
6. Seek the Last Priestess of Tyyk
7. They Beheld the Chainbreaker's Crowning Defiance
8. Who Dwells Whithin The Blight Moon
9. The Excillion Ontogenesis
10. Awaken the Greylight
VESPERIAN SORROW is:
Christopher Nunez - Drums / Keys
Will Rohirrim - Guitars
Orlando Logan Olivero - vocals
Gabe Reyes - bass
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http://vesperiansorrow.bandcamp.com/
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Baron have found a way to have the best of both worlds - the death metal and the doom metal one - and create music that showcases the best qualities of both the styles. Their music can be surprisingly punchy, even culminating in earth-shattering breakdowns and then have slow, doleful tunes making the listener wonder if it's the same band. Being Finnish helps with that, as they're good with both the styles, and Baron here are able to pull it off with remarkable ease. It's just very good music and stringed together brilliantly too. The album is now streaming in full by Toilet ov Hell at https://toiletovhell.com/exclusive-album-premiere-barons-beneath-the-blazing-abyss-before-friday/
"Baron make no broken bones about their affinity for death metal from their home country, but they’ve taken that early ’90s blueprint, injected it with a hefty modern production, and sent it out, unfettered and ravenous, into the unsuspecting world"
BARON – “BENEATH THE BLAZING ABYSS “
27.4.2024 News BARONFor fans of: Deicide, Rottrevore, Abhorrence, early Amorphis, Convulse, Morbid Angel
Finnish band Baron are straddling the styles of death and doom metal in a spectacular manner. In their faster, heavier moments, they seem to be a death metal band through and through but when they slow down, they showcase a wholly different dimension to their sound. They are able to do so without altering their imposing, crushing sound and the transitions in pace never seem abrupt but usually culminate into gigantic heaving and stomping parts as if a mountainous, infernal demon like the one on their artwork has decided to awaken after centuries only to mosh. It's the same the other way around, with slower parts building up to an apocalyptic rampage, volcanic fire spewing all over for added effect, and basically all hell breaking loose. It's only fitting that a Finnish band is tasked with this immense responsibility, with heroes from that land having already mastered both the styles and passed the skills down the generations. Baron are then indeed one of the most promising new bands from that part of the world, possessing the strength as well as having the sensibilities required to make this work, with surprisingly cohesive writing and clean, powerful execution.
Line up:
Tommi Astala - Vocals, Acoustic guitar
Jerry Tamminen - Guitar, Vocals, Programming
Teemu Karell - Guitar
Toni Nisukangas - Bass
Juuso Hämäläinen (Disguised Malignance, Azatoth) - Drums
Cover art by Misha Mono

Track listing:
1. Primordial Possession
2. Infernal Atonement
3. At the Dawn of Damnation
4. Incinerated Evil
5. Bound to the Funeral Pyres
6. Hands of Sin...
7. ...
Swallowed by Fires Beneath
Official release date - April 26th, 2024
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Thank you so much for your time! Kunal Choksi  Label owner Transcending Obscurity Mumbai, India

Progressive German Thrashers MYNDED promote their sophomore album with the third single and video „NEVERLASTING”. The record drops on May 3rd.
This Video matches perfectly with the lyrics of the song
Dealing with the past that and aiming for the future.
Time passes fast, everything changes and all of a sudden you hear yourself talking about “those times”
This was the first song Niko added some melodies in the verses
A new door was opened!
Enjoy the here and now,  it’s Neverlasting!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S_-cNaeYcTo
MYNDED are an versatile German thrash metal band whose sound engages a multitude of influences from classic bay area headbangers to groove metal to progressive thrash. The quartet has released their debut album "Dead End Paradise" in 2015 and will release their sophomore effort "THE LAST SUN" on May 3rd 2024.
Founded in 2011, the ambitious four-piece achieved their current line-up in 2017 with the addition of bass player Jonas Fischer (Hokum). Since then a busy live schedule and steady songwriting illustrate the band's trajectory - straight into every thrash fan's ears, mind and hearts.
For listeners of Testament, Megadeth, Anthrax, Trivium and Vendetta.
The group with Niko, Jonas, Joachim and Alex is currently promoting their second album, “The Last Sun”, due to be released on May 3rd.
Ten new songs are going to kick your asses. Mynded are extremely happy to be released on stage again.
The audience can look forward to new songs that have never been performed before, as well as old hits from the band.
Warm up your neck muscles, it's getting loud again!
Mynded? Can you eat that? Is that technical jargon? Oh no! Mynded is a musical ensemble.
To be precise, a wild THRASH metal band with all the trimmings: fast, electrifying riffs, driving drums,
rousing live shows and headbanging until you drop.
Because there are already enough half-baked, half-hearted things!
The quartet started out like any band in 2011: green behind the ears, but hungry for more from the start.
More rehearsals, more performances, more discipline for all aspects of the band.
The first manifesto followed in 2013 in the form of a completely self-produced EP entitled “Humanity Faded Away”.
The title track is still one of the absolute groove hits of Mynded's live show,
as well as the acoustic triple espresso "No Regrets", which will make every metal fan's adrenaline skyrocket.
The boys' enthusiasm for playing quickly spread, so that the first small tour was completed in 2014.
A year later, the debut album "Dead End Paradise" saw the artificial light of record stores.
With a label with worldwide distribution as reinforcement, the album became a personal milestone for the band.
Musically, the work perfectly summarizes Mynded's influences and role models at the time:
Comparisons with the giants of thrash metal (Metallica, Megadeth, Anthrax, Testament) as well as with more modern bands like Trivium or Lamb of God were not long in coming.
Almost 100 shows followed, which were landed without any booking agency, completely in the do-it-yourself style.
From the smallest bar to converted tractor trailers to the main stages of major festivals like Metaldays, the four rockers have played on all stages.
People were even invited to Kiev, Ukraine, to perform the songs that were once composed in their youth room.
All the kilometers covered with squashed limbs in a packed car, all the cinematic after-show parties, all these experiences make Mynded more than just an ordinary band among many.
It is a unit, connected by deep, long-standing friendship and absolute passion for music.
The group with Niko, Jonas, Joachim and Alex is currently promoting their second album, “The Last Sun”, due to be released on May 3rd.
Ten new songs are going to kick your asses. Mynded are extremely happy to be released on stage again.
The audience can look forward to new songs that have never been performed before, as well as old hits from the band.
Warm up your neck muscles, it's getting loud again!
http://www.youtube.com/user/myndedofficial
https://www.facebook.com/myndedofficial

(UN)WORTHY – “THIS PRESENT DARKNESS”
27.4.2024 News (Un)WorthyLabel: Rottweiler Records
Release date: may 17th 2024
Genre: Deathcore
For fans of: Desolate Tomb | Osiah | Voluntary Mortification | Oceano
Hailing from Southern California, (Un)Worthy are a two piece band who summon up some of the heaviest and most uncompromising deathcore that has ever screamed out its rage at the world. Driven by their passionately held beliefs, vocalist Dennis and multi-instrumentalist Jordan have built their reputation upon releases like their 2021 debut album In The Face Of Death and 2023s monstrous EP, Where Light Divides - one of the fastest selling releases in label Rottweiler Records’ illustrious history! Now in 2024, those who thought they understood the magnitude of (Un)Worthy’s unflinching dedication and intensity, the extent of their devastating sonic fire power, are about to realise the error of their ways…
“Eloi, Eloi, lama sabachthani - my God, my God, why have you forsaken me?”- Mark 15:34
(Un)Worthy’s second album for Rottweiler Records, This Present Darkness, opens with first single, ‘Forsaken By God’ - and suffocating clouds of unnerving darkness gather like carrion crows, as the agonised words of Christ upon the cross are howled out in a desperate repeated mantra; the pressure building, the fear, the sense of disquiet constantly escalating, winding the nerves tighter and tighter before the punishing heaviness is unleashed in an all-consuming tidal wave of searing agony and despair. Blow after bone-breaking blow lands with bludgeoning force while an exotic melody winds its way through the darknesses in between. Complete with additional violent vocal exhortations from Voluntary Mortification’s Conner Luttig, ‘Forsaken By God’ flings wide the gates upon the implacable storm of brutality that is This Present Darkness. The light of salvation is hard to see as the seething sludge-ridden force of the album’s title track rains down upon you like burning magma, before the jagged leads of ‘Satan Whispers’ wound and scar. The moribund, mournful jeremiad of ‘Psalm Of Lament’ explodes into the absolute annihilation of ‘This Too Shall Pass’, featuring Holy Name guitarist Joe Holt and there is no respite as the album rampages on, no slackening in the fearsome pace or shattering heaviness…and when silence finally returns you will be left in a state of shock - stunned and brutalized. This Present Darkness sets new limits in terms of just how impactful and affecting deathcore can be.
Adorned in unsettling, monochromatic artwork - a vision of fear and solitude, a soul beset by nightmares - This Present Darkness will be released by Rottweiler Records on May 17th and nothing will stand in its way. A simply staggering collection of songs, steeped in atmosphere, built upon surging, rhythmic riffs and utterly colossal drums and shaped by a supremely caustic sound, This Present Darkness will smash through the opposition, tearing down boundaries and barricades, propelling the defiant deathcore of (Un)Worthy into the hearts and minds of advocates of absolute extremity worldwide.
Line-up:
Dennis - All Vocals
Jordan - All Instruments
https://www.rottweilerrecords.com/
https://unworthyband.com
https://www.facebook.com/unworthyband.ca


JUST ONE FIX promote their upcoming EP with “THORNS” lyric video . New Zealand metal stalwarts with three full length albums and a litany of live shows to their credit.
The band's evolution has seen them grow from their groove/thrash roots to incorporate elements of death and doom metal and has led to the band's tracks being featured around the world on radio, TV and compilation albums.
Crushing live shows and the ability to drive crowds to the next level has been rewarded with guest appearances on bills with Sepultura, Megadeth, Death Angel, Korn, Hellyeah, Fear Factory, Corrosion of Conformity, Black Label Society, Chimaira, SerjTankian, Bullet For My Valentine and many more.
The new EP, ‘SUBMIT OR DEATH’, is releasing later in 2024 and  the 3rd single “Thorns” is dropping just now.
“I've learned to appreciate thorns … the thorns taught me the game. – Mark Lawrence, Prince of Thorns
Youtube link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D6LNRnXKAbA
From the tribal beats and doom laden opening riff “Thorns” is an offering with darker turns from Just One Fix. The 3rd single from the forthcoming EP ‘Submit or Death’, the idea for the song was born from the pages of Mark Lawrence’s Broken Empire trilogy.
“Thorns” deals with the reality that we are all broken, twisted and shaped by our worst experiences and become who we are because or maybe in spite of them. As a result, people tend to mask themselves to who they think the world wants them to be.
Tracing that idea with a structure of groove laden guitar, pulsing bass and a throbbing beat that hypnotically weaves into the ear captures the imagination.
https://www.youtube.com/@JoFOfficial
https://www.facebook.com/justonefixnz


HOLYCIDE – “TOWARDS IDIOCRACY”

27.4.2024 News HolycideLabel: Xtreem Music
Release date: june 6th 2024
Genre: Thrash Metal
For fans of: Slayer | Exodus | Sepultura | D.R.I.
The boiling clouds of war spread across the polluted skies, once blue now stained pus-yellow by the endless streams of incinerated waste. Factory towers spew their venomous chemicals into the air, like filthy syringes injecting disease into the atmosphere. Beneath this vast mural of destruction, empty headed, unthinking humanity stumbles into the grave, eyes fixed firmly on their phones as they digitally protest how important, how beautiful, how brave they all are…dreaming in their virtual world of pretty colours while reality burns, chokes on effluents and drowns in yesterday’s treasures, today’s offal. And through the hail of bullets and cancerous fumes we march on, from our brave new world towards idiocracy…
Towards Idiocracy is the third full length album from Spain’s premier thrash metal battle tank, Holycide. Following on from 2023s rampaging EP, Bazookiller, Towards Idiocracy is armed to the teeth with machinegun riffs and prophecies of destruction; a completely uncompromising thrash attack on the soulless avarice, self-serving arrogance and blind stupidity of mankind and its crumbling towers, built upon the rotting carcass of this once paradisiacal world. Opening with the pit-inducing anthem ‘A.I. Supremacy’ Towards Idiocracy is utterly invested with the spirit of thrash metal and tracks like the neck-snapping ‘Remote Control’ trample over modern trends and influences, leaving them bleeding in the dust, torn apart by scything solos, devastating drum artillery and the confrontational vocal prowess of front man Dave Rotten (Avulsed). A glorious, faithful cover of the Atrophy classic ‘Chemical Dependency’ fits perfectly into the Holycide assault, emphasising the band’s thrash mastery and dedication. Teeth-grindingly intense, Towards Idiocracy is inarguably Holycide’s finest release to date, featuring more top class riffs than most bands can muster in an entire career. The sheer firepower unleashed by the likes of ‘Angry For Nothing’ and ‘Pleased To Be Deceived’ is just breathtaking. With Towards Idiocracy Holycide have driven their standard through the fractured skull of modern metal and screamed out a challenge to all-comers.
Towards Idiocracy is set for release through Xtreem Music at 6pm on the 6th of June – the international day of Slayer – and there could be no more appropriate day to unleash its fury as this album represents Holycide’s very own Reign In Blood; an album of unrelenting ferocity that sees the band attaining new levels of violence and force! The quality of the band’s songs and performances is matched by the sound achieved through the mixing and mastering skills of Javier Fernández Milla (Angelus Apatrida, Avulsed etc) and Davide Billia (Posthuman Abomination, Beheaded etc) - absolute thrash perfection, blending crisp precision and bone breaking impact. Completing this incredible package is the magnificent cover, created by Ukrainian artist Daemorph (The Black Dahlia Murder, Stabbing etc) – putting the final seal of absolute quality on what will surely be the finest thrash metal album of 2024. Be ready for total thrash apocalypse! Holycide are coming!

Line-up:
Dave Rotten - Vocals
Vicente J. Payá - Bass
Salva Esteban - Guitar
Ankor Ramírez - Guitar
Santi ‘GoG’ Arroyo - Drums

https://www.xtreemmusic.com/
http://www.deathmetal.biz/holycide/
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Horror Pain Gore Death Productions are set to release the new album from Denmark's filth-dripping old-school Death Metal act MORBID GRAVETHE SLIME CRAWLERS + EP  is now up for pre-order and will be released May 17th on CD and Digital formats along with merch.
Death... Decay... Zombies... Sickness... and Horror! HPGD welcomes Morbid Grave to the roster with The Slime Crawlers + EP! Hailing from Denmark, Morbid Grave was formed in 2021 and delivers primitive, dirty, rotten, and horrendous old-school Death Metal. The debut album The Slime Crawlers is an ugly tale about mutated and zombified creatures multiplying in toxic slime, to ascend from the deep and annihilate mankind and infest the earth. This release also contains the EP Pandemic Mutations as bonus tracks. Morbid Grave is the sick creation from the mind of Michael Huhle (Blackhorned, Grímnismál, Augu Sigyn, Victimizer, Ravishing, and countless others).
Pure filth-dripping Death Metal for fans of Grave, Incantation, Church Of Disgust, Undergang, Autopsy, Nihilist, Repugnant, Anatomia, Coffins, Death Breath, and early Obituary.
27.4.2024 News MORBID GRAVETracklisting:
1. Slime Crawlers
2. Recycled Body Fluids
3. NecroVomit Convulsions
4. Crypts Of Death
5. Tormented By The Undead
6. Gruesome Disfigured Existence
7. Silent Screams From The Deep
8. Corroded Bodies Dissolved In Slime
9. The Reanimating Process
10. Infected Impending Doom
11. ...Slow Crawling Death...
12. Corrosive Stench Of Disgust
13. Into The Caves Of The Cursed
14. Morbid Corpses
15. Moldy Dungeon Of Skulls
16. Pandemic Mutations
17. Forever Rotting
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De Pankraker Records is thrilled to unveil the upcoming release of the debut album 'TAPESTRY OF UNSPEAKABLE HORRORS' by the formidable WICTHFUKKER, soon available on vinyl! Mark your calendars for the monumental day: 6.6.2024.

Witchfukker, a dominating force within the realm of extreme metal, are renowned for their unyielding fusion of black, death, and thrash metal. This powerhouse hails from Dutch Limburg, where they've cultivated a reputation for their uncompromisingly aggressive and ferocious sound. Proud torchbearers of the Australian sound legacy, Witchfukker unleashes eight tracks of horrid death thrash on their debut album "Tapestry of Unspeakable Horrors", presented on a raw and unapologetic slab of wax courtesy of De Pankraker Records. Brace yourself for a relentless sonic assault that demands attention and commands respect. Raw and ugly with no fukking remorse. Brace yourself and fukk off.
Formed about six years ago, Witchfukker wasted no time in making their presence known in the underground metal scene. Their music is a sonic assault of blistering riffs, thunderous drums, and venomous vocals, channeling the raw energy and intensity of black, thrash and death metal pioneers. These guys know their classics!
With a lyrical focus on Darkness, Horror, Cosmicism, and Violence, Witchfukker's songs explore the depths of human depravity and the chaotic forces that lie beyond the realm of normalcy. Their music is a cathartic release of aggression and defiance, appealing to fans of extreme metal looking for an unrelenting auditory experience.
Witchfukker's live performances are nothing short of explosive. Their stage presence radiates a relentless energy, captivating audiences and creating an atmosphere of chaos and mayhem. Their shows are a testament to their dedication and passion for delivering an unforgettable experience to their fans.
Link to the album: https://on.soundcloud.com/DS9cRjQKMgZo9y7n7
27.4.2024 News WitchfukkerTrack titles                                                   Track time
1. Pain beyond death                                   04:08
2. Sordid Aggression                                    04:51
3. Death Komes Ripping Through                03:02
4. Abyssal Autosarkophagy                          08:11
5. Descension Into Horrid Delirium               05:15
6. Nymphomania                                           06:14
7. March of the Metal SS                               02:44
8. Grueling Interkourse                                  05:38
9. Tinnitus of the Eldritch                               03:06
Witchfukker discography:
Alcoholic Metal Demo 2019 Headbangers Records
Rehearsal 18-7-19 Demo 2019 Independent 
Total Wimpslaughter Demo 2020 Independent 
Horrid Visions Video 2021 Independent 
Deathaemorrhage Demo 2022 Destruktion Records
About De Pankraker Records:
De Pankraker was born in the depths of the underground, a rebellious radio program that delved into a cluster of metal sub-genres known for their daring sonic and visual transgressions. By 2022, it had expanded its reach with a magazine, and in 2023, it emerged from the shadows with its own festival. Now, in 2024, we proudly unveil De Pankraker Records, delving even deeper into the abyss with a distro and label. 
We're all about serving up dishes that are cold and old-school. No fancy stuff, no technicalities, and definitely no triggered drums.
Metal for demons!!
https://www.facebook.com/DePankraker
https://www.facebook.com/witchfukkerband

GRAND MASSIVE – “HOUSES OF THE UNHOLY”
Release: 23. May 2024
The germans from Grand Massive have been on the road since 2009. With "Houses Of The Unholy", the bavarians are now releasing 5 songs that, with a playing time of just under 28 minutes, are not far removed from the longplayers of many other colleagues, but are not a "normal" release for the band itself. 
On the contrary: it is very special and not only intended to bridge the waiting time for the next, "really long" album but offers some special features. For example no one other than the legendary Bay Area guitarist Doug Pearcy (Blind Illusion, ex-Heathen, ex-Anvil Bitch) recorded almost all the solos!

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27.4.2024 News EDGE OF SANITYCentury Media Records and InsideOutMusic are thrilled to unveil the "FIRST CHAPTER" of a comprehensive catalogue re-issue for iconic death metallers EDGE OF SANITY and the diverse prog/hardrock band NIGHTINGALE, both led by Dan Swanö.
Celebrate the rebirth of these albums, now available in previously unreleased formats and enhanced with new material, all remastered by Swanö. These re-issues are not just polished - some feature new remixes adding further allure.
Dan Swanö shares his enthusiasm: "It's exhilarating to see these albums available again, detailed and presented as they were always meant to be heard. This campaign isn't just about revisiting the past—it's about re-introducing these powerful works in their definitive forms, complete with corrected lyrics and rich liner notes."
The "First Chapter" of the re-issue series includes classics like "Purgatory Afterglow", "Until Eternity Ends - EP", and more. Don't miss the newly remixed single "Twilight (Remix 2024)" by EDGE OF SANITY, now available!

Stream the new single here:  https://edgeofsanity-nightingale.lnk.to/ReIssuesNe
Get ready to rediscover these monumental albums with the quality and care they deserve, finally easy to acquire through Century Media Records and InsideOutMusic.

Counting down the days, Armed With Despise will be the only pre-album release before the new ANCST album CULTURE OF BRUTALITY drops on May 3rd via Yenohala Tapes/ Lifeforce Records.

27.4.2024 News ANCSTWith 12 years of mayhem under their belt, Ancst returns to the basics on their 4th album “culture of brutality”. While their last effort “Zorn” took them into trve black metal territory, “culture of brutality” strips that away and sucker punches you right in the throat with its very own brand of grindcore and death metal infused metallic HC, with pieces of crust, scramz and sludge thrown into the mix. 20 songs, delivered in under 34 minutes about gentrification, wage slavery & capitalism, sexism, mental health and the issues of modern western society. if its rage that you wanted, “culture of brutality” will deliver.
As the previous albums "culture of brutality" is again a split label release between the band's own label Yenohala Tapes and Lifeforce Records.
ANCST on tour:
26.04. - Rosenkeller, Jena, Germany
27.04. - Emil, Zittau, Germany
04.05. - Neue Zukunft, Berlin, Germany
08.05. - Goldgrube, Kassel, Germany
09.05. - Zeckentempel, Leipzig, Germany
10.05. - Immerhin, Würzburg, Germany
11.05. - AK40, Suhl, Germany
14.05. - EKH, Wien, Austria
15.05. - Dopamin, Budapest, Hungary
16.05. - AKC Attack, Zagreb, Croatia
17.05. - Astro Club, Fontanafredda, Italy
18.05. - Live Stage, Innsbruck, Austria
19.05. - Rössli Bar, Bern, Switzerland
21.05. - Ebrietas, Zürich, Switzerland
22.05. - Juha West, Stuttgart, Germany
23.05. - P8, Karlsruhe, Germany
24.05. - Halle am Rhein, Köln, Germany
25.05. - B58, Braunschweig, Germany
CULTURE OF BRUTALITY out May 3rd
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FOREVER FALLING new album "THE DETERMINISM OF ESSENCE IN MATTER" is announced as one of the most anticipated Funeral Doom Metal releases of this early 2024. Here is the first track taken from it, it's the single "The Touch Of Ice", a manifesto of the dark and visceral sound played by the Italian-American duo.
The song is available on all digital platforms and on YouTube at https://youtu.be/LzzYmep7UdA

"The Determinism Of Essence In Matter" out on May 17, features 6 long songs that take you back in time. With this release FOREVER FALLING give life to an extremely amazing sonorous universe, all united by a stunning production and the fact that  John Suffering delivers a compelling performance with his own particular style of vocals offering sincere eulogies along with the visceral carnage of a soul in pain, with poetic lyrics of a quality not often seen in this genre.
Tracklist:
1. Leave Me The Stars
2. The Touch Of Ice
3. September Song
4. The Wind Of Remembrance
5. It Is Absence
6. To You...
FOREVER FALLING music is a triumph of melancholy, an austere image of solitude and grief, an absolute must have for fans of SHAPE OF DESPAIR, FUNERAL, early MY DYING BRIDE, PARADISE LOST, SWALLOW THE SUN.
Abandon all hope, for a new era of pain is upon us.
"The Determinism Of Essence In Matter" digipak CD could be pre-ordered at https://shorturl.at/adIZ8
https://linktr.ee/mykingdommusic
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BA’AL – “SOFT EYES”

27.4.2024 News Ba'alLabel: Ripcord Records
Release date: may 3rd 2024
Genre: Blackened Post Metal
For fans of: Conjurer | Oathbreaker | Inter Arma | The Ocean
I surrender control and let my grip relax, my focus drift…and the darkness that hangs behind you, that surrounds your haunted face like a fractured halo, swims forward in my awareness. I see the movement in the overlapping shadows, the devils of memory that dance about you and plague you with whispered cruelties and lullabies of doubt. I see the margin walkers that carry your burdens like pilgrims on dusty, night time roads. I see the outliers who guard your dreams in the frayed places on the very edge of remembrance. I see what has shaped you and broken you, what has painted you in the colours of old blood and pain, when I gaze upon you with softer eyes...
Soft Eyes is a tome of stories, a path between shadows, the moment the sun slips below the horizon encapsulated in sound …it is the long awaited return of Ba’al. Nearly four years on from the release of their beautiful, gruelling debut album, Ellipsism, Sheffield’s darkest sons are ready to unveil their most powerful, emotive and inspiring work to date. Comprising of three gargantuan tracks that carry the listener through doors of perception, over seas of emotion to storm-ravaged, distant shores of revelation - Soft Eyes is an EP that can leave you changed by its visitation. The music exists in the twilight realms between definitions, where doom and sludge meet beneath the cold moon of ambient and noise, where gothic touches brush lightly against the skin of blackened post metal. Pulsing rhythms and fragile cascades of introspective melody collide with riffs like towering black stone monoliths and impassioned, agony-infused vocals howl like storms arising from the bleakest corners of the earth. All encompassing melancholy, scarring grief and a hollowing sense of loss swirl in a seemingly inescapable vortex of sound, yet, almost invisible, a pale grey light of hope flickers at the edge of the darkness… The breadth, depth and fierce intensity of Ba’al’s sound is breathtaking and Soft Eyes represents the perfect distillation of everything they have to offer. It is a sacrifice, an offering and between the raging walls of chaos, a silent assurance of understanding.
Recorded and mixed by Joe Clayton (Conjurer, Dawn Walker, Mountain Caller, Ithaca etc) at No Studio in Manchester and mastered by the in demand Brad Boatright (Kylesa, Vastum, Obituary, Night Demon etc) at Audiosiege, Soft Eyes sounds simply incredible; overwhelming, richly textured, crushingly heavy and wonderfully dynamic. The EP will hit the streets on May 3rd through Ba’al’s new label, Ripcord Records and the impact will be seismic. With Soft Eyes Ba’al have created a game changing record that will capture the hearts of all who wander into its dark embrace.
Line-up:
Joe Stamps - Vocals
Richard Spencer - Bass
Nick Gosling - Guitar
Chris Mole - Guitar
Luke Rutter - Drums
NEWS 20.4 2024
WONNEMOND FESTIVAL
20.4.2024 News Wonnemond - Kopie09. / 10. / 11. Mai 2024 Sebnitz  https://wonnemond-festival.de/
Ein weiterer Wonnemond ersteigt das Firmament und erhellt das malerische Ambiente hoch auf dem Berge mit einem kalten Lichte. In vertrauter Umgebung mit dem die Ferne eröffnenden Blick wird das diesjährige Wonnemond-Festival zelebriert.
Das Wonnemond-Festival jährt sich dieses Jahr zum elften Male. Auf den Höhen des Sebnitzer Berglands mit dem Blick in die böhmischen Fernen, hat sich das Festival seinen festen Platz im Sebnitzer Kulturgeschehen erarbeitet. Der Fokus liegt darauf, dem Sebnitzer Raum auch Außenwirkung zu verschaffen und internationales Flair in die Grenzlande zu bringen.
Seit sich im Jahr 2017 die inhaltliche Komponente hin zu einem nahezu reinen Metal-Festival bewegt hat, wird der internationale Gedanke immer omnipräsenter. Auch in diesem Jahr finden sich Bands aus den USA, Finnland, der Slowakei und Tschechien wieder, die ihrerseits Rang und Namen genug haben, dem Geschehen auf dem Berge überregionale Bedeutung zu verschaffen.
Das Festival wird veranstaltet vom Klangmanufaktur Sebnitz e.V. in Zusammenarbeit mit noisepoint. Präsentiert und unterstützt wird das Festival u.a. von Skullcrusher Dresden e.V., Eastclub Bischofswerda, Katharsis Agency, Dicktator Soundz und Morningstar Concerts.
Dem Zwei-Tages-Festival geht am 9. Mai eine Himmelfahrtszeremonie mit den Franken um FALLACY voran, die im Rahmen der Christi Himmelfahrt mit einem bunten Strauß voller metallener Blüten aufwarten und dabei in einem vierstündigen Feier-Programm vielerlei Coversongs zum Besten geben.
MANTAR (D) Sludge/ Black Metal
EYEHATEGOD (USA) Sludge/ Doom Metal
MILKING THE GOATMACHINE (D) Deathgrind
NAILED TO OBSCURITY (D)
APOSTLE OF SOLITUDE (USA) Doom Metal
BLACK MAGIC SIX (FIN): Garage/ Rock’n’Roll/ Blues/ Punkrock
AUTUMN NOSTALGIE (SVK) Post Black Metal/ Ambient
BAHRATAL (CZ) Black Metal/ Punk
SAXORIOR (D) Pagan/ Black Metal
WANDAR (D) Black Metal
VOLTER (D) Hard Rock/ Heavy Metal
SECONDDEATH (D) Death Metal
ULTIMA NECAT (D) Black/ Death Metal
Tickets unter
https://www.eventim-light.com
https://www.eventim-light.com/de/a/5a6bad2de2ded504b5e125f6

WOLVESPIRIT
gelingt das neuronale Wunder: Ihre neue Single "STILL UNDEFEATED" kann Taube wieder hören lassen!
20.4.2024  News WolveSpiritÄh, wie bitte? Das klingt sehr verdächtig nach einer absoluten Bullshit-Meldung! Ja richtig: Schön wär’s – aber das ist totaler Bullshit. Und warum? Weil „Bullshit“ nicht nur der Name, sondern auch das Konzept des neuen WolveSpirit-Albums ist, das diesen Sommer als Nachfolger von „Change The World“ erscheinen wird, das sich 2022 auf Platz 30 in den deutschen Albumcharts platzieren konnte.
Wer die gesamte Bullshit-Geschichte der Classic/Hard Rocker zur neuen Single in voller Blüte erfahren möchte, findet diese hier https://www.wolvespirit.com/news/
Nun aber zu den echten Fakten: „Still Undefeated“ ist ein Ausdruck der unbeugsamen, ursprünglichen Wahrheit, die wir alle als Menschen in uns tragen. Für WolveSpirit ist es zugleich eine Art Mantra, sich immer ihrer kollektiven Stärke und Entschlossenheit bewusst zu sein. Die Energien in uns und um uns herum befinden sich in einem oftmals komplexen Spannungsverhältnis. Yin und Yang, Licht und Dunkelheit sind in einem immer wiederkehrenden Tanz umeinander verwoben. In dieser Spannung liegt eine verborgene Schönheit und eine Kraft, der WolveSpirit mit jeder Zeile ihrer neuen Single nachspüren – und sich dabei fragen, welche Macht diese entfesselte Kraft haben könnte, wenn nicht Zwietracht uns immer wieder in den Zyklus von Zerstörung und Neuaufbau zwingen würde.
Die Würzburger Band beschreibt eine weitere Ebene ihres neuen Werkes: "Mit 'Still Undefeated' wollten wir auch auf die Entfremdung von der wahren Quelle unseres Seins und die allgegenwärtige Verzerrung der Wahrheit hinweisen, die unsere Träume in Ängste verwandelt. Es ist ein Aufruf, sich dieser Verzerrungen bewusst zu werden und den Mut zu finden, sich ihnen entgegenzustellen, um wieder in Einklang mit unserem wahren Selbst und unseren ursprünglichen Träumen zu kommen."
Link zum Video auf YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EmbCVcWaFe4
"Still Undefeated" ist ab sofort erhältlich: 
https://bfan.link/still-undefeated
„Bullshit“ ist das bisher ambitionierteste Projekt der Bandgeschichte, die u.a. bereits auf gemeinsame Tourneen mit Uriah Heep und Spiritual Beggars zurückblicken kann. WolveSpirit werden uns in immer neuen Episoden zur neuen Albumveröffentlichung und darüber hinaus führen und dabei ebenso viel Bullshit aufdecken wie verbreiten, um alle dazu zu ermuntern, ihre Bullshit-Detektoren immer schön auf Empfang geschaltet zu lassen. Falls also jemand etwas von oder über WolveSpirit hören oder lesen sollte, das sehr Bullshit-verdächtig daherkommt, dann lohnt sicherlich ein zweiter Blick.
„Let Me Tell You A Story – About The Darkness And The Light“
WolveSpirit sind:
Deborah “Debbie” Craft (Gesang)
Richard “Rio” Wolfhart (Gitarre)
Sylvana “Silly” Lenzschau (Bass)

Oliver Wolfhart (Orgel)
Martin Monroe (Schlagzeug)
https://wolvespirit.com
https://www.facebook.com/WolveSpiritBand/

20.4.2024 News OvertounOVERTOUN
embarks on a Brazilian tour this May to support their critically acclaimed album, "THIS DARKNESS FEELS ALIVE."
After a four-year hiatus due to the pandemic, Overtoun is ready to ignite the stages of some of Brazil's most electrifying venues. The band expresses their excitement:
"We're so pumped to finally announce our Brazilian tour after waiting it out for four years due to the pandemic! It means a lot to us to rock out in the home country of so many awesome bands from the South American scene that we love. Big shoutout to WormholeDeath, VistaRock, SwillStraps, and Franklin Strap for having our backs through it all!"
OVERTOUN is a Metal band from Santiago-Boston Bringing back the brutal force and sounds of Old School Metal and Latin American roots, the revolutionary young band from Santiago/Boston has been spreading their talent, passion, and energy all over the world, characterized by their outstanding musical quality and powerful social commentaries.
www.overtoun.com

20.4.2024 News ClearxcutCLEARXCUT – “AGE OF GRIEF”
Release date: april 26th, 2024
CLEARxCUT is out there to spread the message of total liberation. (Former) Members of HEAVEN SHALL BURN, IMPLORE, and KING APATHY/THRÄNENKIND started this collective, because they are dedicated to the vegan straight edge (XVX) and want to confront listeners with inconvenient thruths and todays harsh reality. The German band addresses their songs and convictions to all people who are prepared to stand up for a better, fairer future - but especially to all anarchists, anti-fascists, feminists, primitivists and indigenous peoples of the world. Or to put it brief: to all defenders of our earth. The stylistic choice of means falls on metallic hardcore, which is rooted in a strong DIY ethic
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Costa Rican industrial black metal project DUSK have released the second single off their new album, INDUSTRIE.
"Industrie III" is heavily influenced by downbeat 90’s electronica blended with the band's signature industrial atmospheres. Watch the video for "Industrie III" now at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9PTBPVL46YI
Industrie is comprised of six conceptually linked chapters and ends with a scathing revisioning of Mahyem's "Freezing Moon." The album brings a new concept never explored by the band, this forthcoming release is more experimental and way more digestive than the previous releases, incorporating some groove-paced riffs into the grisly aggression and the apocalyptic landscapes.
Industrie is set for release on May 31.
Listen to the album's first single, "Industrie II" at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gSQ_2BgbNOM
20.4.2024 News DUSKTracklisting:
1) Industrie I
2) Industrie II
3) Industrie III
4) Industrie IV
5) Industrie V
6) Industrie VI
7) Freezing Moon
Stream previous DUSK releases at https://duskvt.bandcamp.com/
“...if one band succeeded in the immeasurable feat of composing the soundtrack of your worst nightmares, it would undoubtedly be the Costa Ricans of Dusk!” - Soil Chronicles
DUSK is an atmospheric industrial black metal project formed as an official band in 2016 in San Jose, Costa Rica.
DUSK is known to incorporate industrial with some atmospheric black metal overtones. The overall sound approaches a mixture of hard bass with dark landscapes, full of relenting uncaring pounding blast beats and slow, powerful doom patterns, mixed with inhuman growling vocals and modern electronic influences. The band shared the stage with Samael in Costa Rica during their 2019 Latin American Tour.
DUSK is:
Dusk - programming synthesizers and effects
Shaman - vocals
Implacable - guitar
Pàlak - bass
https://linktr.ee/dusk27

New York (NY) - Bronx-based, one-man Melodic Death/Thrash Band LEGIONARY will release new EP, PRISON REALM, on June 14.
The single can be accessed on all major digital platforms by visiting the following link: https://ditto.fm/prison-realm
Legionary main man Frank D'Erasmo issued the following statement about the new EP:
"For years, I’ve been wanting to have a clean singer on a Legionary record. As my melodies continued to get better, it just seemed like the next logical progression for me to take. I did everything else that I wanted to musically (write an 11-minute epic, write multiple brutal/epic EPs), so it just seemed like the right time. This new EP features Chris Clancy, vocalist of Mutiny Within, so fans of his work should love this EP. The first three tracks are brand new and mix the past brutal elements of Legionary with a new proggy feel, as well as the clean vocals. The melodies on this EP are my strongest yet, and I truly believe people will find that these tracks have a lot of replay value! The final track is a remake of an old Legionary song (the title track from our one and only album, Arcane Divisions). The original recording was less than stellar, but we always loved the track, so re-recording it felt like a great idea. This EP blends the new with the old!" - Frank D'Erasmo
20.4.2024 News LEGIONARYFFO: Kreator, Death, Into Eternity, Iced Earth
Pre-order: https://legionary.bandcamp.com/album/prison-realm-ep
Track Listing:
1. Question Everything
2. Prison Realm
3. Neuroweaponry
4. Arcane Divisions (Remake)
EP Credits:
All Music written by Frank D’Erasmo.
All Lyrics written by Frank D'Erasmo (Except "Arcane Divisions", which was originally written by Tim Rocheny, and revised by Brian Kingsland).
Guitar Solos written by Tony Barhoum.
Mixed/Mastered by Ben Karas.
Artwork: Frank D'Erasmo
Tracks 1-3:
Frank D'Erasmo: Rhythm Guitars, Drums & Bass
Tony Barhoum: Lead Guitars
Chris Clancy: Vocals
"Arcane Divisions" Line-up:
Frank D'Erasmo: Rhythm Guitars & Drums
Tony Barhoum: Lead Guitars
Mike Carra: Bass
Brian Kingsland: Vocals
Bio:
Legionary is a death/thrash/melodic metal band, originally formed in The Bronx. Legionary once played live regularly, but is now a one-man band headed by mastermind Frank D'Erasmo (Drums/Rhythm Guitars/Main Composer). Frank uses the services of some of the best metal musicians in the Tri-State area, and is currently dedicated to doing studio projects only at the moment.
The band was established in 2007 by Frank. Although Frank put an album to works immediately, it wasn't until early 2010 that a complete line-up had been achieved.
Legionary's self-titled demo was released in September of 2010, and quickly received high praise amongst New York and New Jersey metalheads. The demo includes two original tracks, "Deceiver" and "Awakening Reprisal." The performance earned Frank the honor of being enlisted on "Sick Drummer Magazine" the website.
Legionary's full length debut album titled Arcane Divisions (later remixed/remastered in late 2014) was released on iTunes in April 2012. It consists of 10 pulverizing tracks, each of which has their own identity. The album continues where the demo left off, but this time punishes you for nearly 50 minutes with riff after riff.
On April 16, 2013, Legionary released a 4 song EP titled Path Of Tyranny. The songs are politically themed, average around 4 minutes, and feature a new tuning for the band. The songs are in D standard tuning, which is a change from their usual C standard tuning. Regardless of the higher tuning, these songs are quite possibly Legionary's most intense to date, and feature a more thrashy/"epic" feel. The goal this time around was to have a more modern sounding mix.
The Once And For All EP, released in May of 2014, raised the bar even higher. These are the most mature and most technical Legionary songs ever, and feature the return of ex-lead guitarist Tony Barhoum, and newcomer Mike Dreher (Bassist for Condition Critical & Lich King).
The trend continues to this day, as Legionary looks to push their musical abilities to their limits on each release!
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GOM JABBAR – “OBSIDIAN BLACK CARRION”
20.4.2024 News Gom JabbarLabel : Dawn of Murk (Darkwoods)
Format : CD / Digital
Release Date: 5/06/2024
Genre : Abrasive Death Doom Metal from Scotland

Gom Jabbar is the solo project of Scottish musician Joseph E. Kelly, whom you may know for his brutal main band, the rude death metalers Penny Coffin, a band that could have emerged in the late eighties from the same breeding ground as legends like Winter, Disembowelment, Necro Schizma or the gods Lord of Putrefaction, but is now doing so, in the midst of the 21st century, to remind us that doom metal can (and should) sound damn rough, unhealthy and abrasive
As you’ll see, we're dealing with a truly remarkable project, where the primal and primitive death doom metal we were discussing is taken to the farthest extreme with absolutely abrasive and distorted production, layered with noise, industrial sounds, featuring hypnotic atmospheric passages loaded with spectral samples and vocal lines that push the boundaries of extremity, depraved and utterly corrupted...
This collection of demos, presented under the title Obsidian Black Carrion, gathers the first three rituals of Gom Jabbar, three true alchemical transmutations of highly personal death doom metal deeply rooted in the old and rugged sound of masters like Disembowelment, Old Funeral or (early) Morgion, with striking experimental touches reminiscent of Portal, Encoffination or Spectral Voice...

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News VICRECORDS:
NECRONOMICON – “ THE DEMOS “
20.4.2024 News NecornomiconOne of the earliest extreme German Metal bands: NECRONOMICON's earliest works: Demo 1 Total Rejection (1985), Demo 2 Blind Destruction (1985) and two tracks from the ‘Break Out’ compilation album 1986
Necronomicon is a German Thrash Metal Legend, founded in 1983. The band still exists today and has released eleven full length albums up till now. Extensive liner notes from Steven Willems with founding member Freddy (guitars and vocals). Restored, remastered by Patrick Engel at Temple of Disharmony (Vio Lence, Sodom, Destruction). Cover art by Thomas Pinheiro (Vio Lence, Malevolent Creation, Hirax).

Genocide (Demo Total Rejection 1985)
Total Rejection (Demo Total Rejection 1985)
Rebel (Demo Total Rejection 1985)
Woman (Demo Total Rejection 1985)
Danger (Demo Total Rejection 1985)
Wehrt Euch (Demo Total Rejection 1985)
Intro (Demo Blind Destruction 1985)
Iron Charm (Demo Blind Destruction 1985)
Possessed by Evil (Demo Blind Destruction 1985)
Insanity (Demo Blind Destruction 1985)
Blind Destruction (Demo Blind Destruction 1985)
Bloody Revenge (Demo Blind Destruction 1985)
Possessed by Evil( Break Out compilation LP 1986)
Blind Destruction( Break Out compilation LP 1986)
EXPULSION – “ A BITTER TWIST OF FATE”
Expulsion was formed in November 1988 by Calle Fransson on drums, Anders Holmberg on bass and Stefan Lagergren on guitars.  April 1989, Expulsion released their first demo called ‘Cerebral Cessation’. November that year they recorded their second demo ‘Veiled in the mists of mystery’. In 1990 Expulsion entered the Sunlight Studios (Entombed Dismember, Tiamat etc.), to record two tracks produced by Tomas Skogsberg. After these recordings Expulsion split up due to military services of the band members and reformed with 2 new members 2 years later. Their first new release was the ‘A Bitter Twist of Fate’ 3 track mini cd.
This self-released mini cd is now a much sought after album and is for sale on eBay and discogs for 250 to 400 euros. Now finally re-issued, including one special bonus track "Let the Ravens Fly" (taken from the ‘History of Things to Come’ comp cd, 1994). The booklet contains liner notes, rare pictures and has the original artwork restored

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The music of Februus is a breath of fresh air in an overfamiliar genre. They're innocuously opening portals to other untraversed realms within their songs and it completely changes your perspective of the style and its previously assumed limitations. What's more, they've managed to keep it coherent, heavy and yes, fun. Check out a couple of songs on Bandcamp https://februusdm.bandcamp.com/album/surveillance-orgy
FEBRUUS – “SURVEILLANCE ORGY “
20.4.2024 News FEBRUUSFor fans of - Edge of Sanity, Pan-Thy-Monium, Carbonized, Morbus Chron, Disharmonic Orchestra, Afflicted, Swelling Repulsion, Floating As if the recent onslaught by progressive death metal bands Diskord, Atvm, Swelling Repulsion and Defect Designer on the label wasn't enough, Februus join the raiding party and bring the fireworks with their unheralded gem of a release in 'Surveillance Orgy'. Originally self-released by the sole band member, it blew away every unsuspecting listener who chanced upon it. There are only five songs on the album, the shortest one being three minutes and the longest one touching almost 15 minutes, and it's clear that their expression can't be confined by anything trivial of that sort. They seem to warp through time, nay, dimensions in the multiverse going by how often the music takes sudden, unexpected detours within each of the songs. The experience is unparalleled; the progressions are highly unpredictable and the manner in which they hurtle through them is both dizzying and exhilarating, all the while maintaining a sufficient heaviness worthy of the death metal tag. This is an album that transports the listener not to a particular place but all fucking over. And those adventurous enough will only strap in tighter, for albums like these are as rare as a cosmic event occurring only once every few decades.
Line up:
Andreas Karlsson - All vocals, guitar, bass, electronic sounds and drum programming
Mixing by Andreas Karlsson
Mastering by Mattias Persson
Cover painting, layout and logo by Daniel Karlsson

Track listing:
1. Gentrification of the Soul 07:06
2. Morning Star over Deathlehem 08:25
3. The Price of Enterprise 03:13
4. Surveillance Orgy 08:01
5. Resignation Syndrome 14:25
Official release date - July 19th, 2024

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Tuscon (AZ) - Melodic Death Metal band WYRMHAVEN have released new single, "MIDNIGHT ALTAR."
FFO: The Black Dahlia Murder, Darkest Hour, At the Gates 
"Midnight Altar was written in the weeks following the passing of vocalist Steve Naemark''s father. The lyrics capture the vulnerability he felt while holding his father's hand in his final moments. The song is about the final stage of grief: acceptance. The lyrics are a reminder to focus on the time they spent together, instead of dwelling on the time they cannot."- Wyrmhaven
The band is currently writing their as-yet-untitled full-length album, following 2023 single "Sacred Grove" and 2020 EP Delirium.
Wyrmhaven will perform at AZ Desert DeathFest 2024 on May 4! The fest, which runs May 2-4, will be held at 191 Toole in Tuscon, AZ.
Song Credits:
Recorded with Ryan Bram at Homewrecker Studios (Gatecreeper, Spirit Adrift, Creeping Death).
Mixed by Dave Kamisnky (Fires in the Distance, Nicolas Cage Fighter,Stone Healer).
Mastered by Ryan Williams (The Black Dahlia Murder, Metal Blade Records).
Line-Up:
Steve Naemark - Vocals
Stephen Majalca - Drums
Keith Huffman - Bass
Taylor Bellemare - Guitars
Nick Cowan - Guitars
https://wyrmhaven.bandcamp.com/

GOLGOTHA – “SPREADING THE WINGS OF HOPE”
20.4.2024 News GolgothaLabel: Ardua Music
Release date: june 14th 2024
Genre: Melodic Doom/Death Metal
For fans of: Hallatar | Novembers Doom | Draconian | Saturnus
I have been lost for so long now in a labyrinth of sorrow. Each turning I take down dusty, shadowed corridors where deceit stalks the darkness with hidden knives, leads only to another waypost on a journey without end. I open doors to find tableaus of heartbreak, sad parades of tears and pageants of loss. Mirrored ballrooms where dancers dressed in silk weep behind smiling masks as they spin beneath a thousand crystal candelabras, their reflections waltzing on into eternity. Chessboard tiles of cold marble chill my bare feet as I slip between the pawns and pass beneath the haughty gaze of bishops and kings with my head bowed, always following the fading echoes of my queen, the whisper of her passing like fading birdsong at twilight. Lost for so long…yet cupped in my hands I carry the flickering flame of hope. It burns low, but it burns still…
Stepping once more from the shadows, Golgotha, Spain’s renowned troubadours of the disconsolate lament, preeminent artisans of doom and desolation, have returned, bearing with them a new album of sombre reflection and measured melodies, tossed upon a tempestuous sea of love and mourning. Opening with the magnificent magisterial gravitas of ‘For Every Tear’, Spreading The Wings Of Hope sees Golgotha sailing proudly onwards under the ever-present guiding hand of guitarist Vicente J. Paya, on a wonderful voyage of musical and emotional discovery.  The deep sadness of first single, ‘Gilded Cage’ brings the band’s signature use of a dual vocal presence to the fore – the lilting understated melodies delivered in such an enthralling manner by María J. Lladó surrendering to the leonine roar of Andrew Spinosa as the two vocalists spin this tale of a hollow, empty relationship.  The masterful marriage of contrasts is key to the Golgotha sound, as towering, resplendent riffs and aching, intimate fragility meet and entwine. ‘Hear Their Cries’ springs from the magical coalescing of powerful rolling rhythms and mellifluous vocal melodies, while ‘Human Vultures’ evolves through resolute heaviness and consuming atmosphere, thrilling dynamics and soul touching beauty. Golgotha are a special band, whose music spans vast vistas of emotional power and they have never sounded more accomplished than they do on Spreading The Wings Of Hope. Concluding with ‘The Hope As Guide’ with its succinct, sublime guitar solo, haunting final words and climactic finish that leaves the listener in a stunned silence, this album is destined to stand as a towering achievement amongst the storied peaks of Golgotha’s remarkable canon of work…the moment when all their creative possibilities were realised in spectacular fashion.
Sonically crafted to richly textured perfection by the production, mixing and mastering skills of Javier Fernández (Avulsed, Holycide, TodoMal) and adorned in impactful artwork, full of secrets and questions, Spreading The Wings Of Hope will be released on both CD and cassette by Golgotha’s new label, Ardua Music on June 14th. A proud successor to 2022s critically acclaimed Mors Diligentis, Spreading The Wings Of Hope will let you soar on wings of imagination. Once heard it will never be forgotten...
Line-up:
Vicente J. Paya  – Guitar/Vocals
Andrew Spinoza – Bass/Vocals
Tomeu Crespi  – Drums
María J. Lladó – Clean Vocals
Dan Garcia – Guitars
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Black metal horde LANZERRATH are now streaming their newest song, "NEBULAR COLLAPSE: THE DISSOLUTION OF ORDER AND MEANING."
The band has unleashed the 6-minute single edit of the song that will ultimately appear on a split EP coming this spring on Northern Spire Productions.
Stream "Nebular Collapse: The Dissolution of Order and Meaning" now at https://lanzerrath.bandcamp.com/album/shroud-of-despondency-lanzerrath-split
 The full version of the track is a 20-minute journey into darkness that will be out on May 10 on CD and digital formats. Pre-order the split now at https://lanzerrath.bandcamp.com/album/shroud-of-despondency-lanzerrath-split
In 2018, founding members "I" and "II" created LanzerRath. A grassroots vision that pays homage to pioneers of black metal through four albums of pure energy and raw emotion. Now in 2024, LanzerRath brings us their magnum opus on cosmic nihilism.
Using their signature metal maelstrom to convey the insignificance of human life among the vast vacuum, ensorcelled by chaos, LanzerRath delivers it all. Compelling atmospherics, aggressive riffing, blast beats, and scathing vocals produce a uniquely dynamic soundscape. With themes of madness, misery, and mystery propagating their almost Lovecraftian universe. If that wasn't enough, they’ve also paired up with the northern black metal act Shroud of Despondency to round out the split.
20.4.2024 News LanzerRathTracklist:
Shroud Of Despondency:
1. The Source of Multiversal Degradation
2. Celestial Venom
LanzerRath
3. Nebular Collapse: The Dissolution of Order and Meaning
Stream previous LanzerRath releases on Spotify.
LanzerRath is:
I - Lyrics, Vocals
II - Music, Vocals, Production
III - Vocals
III I - Vocals
III II - Art, Design
III III – Vocals, Mellotron
III III I – Vocals
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DYING VICTIMS PRODUCTIONS is proud to present VENDEL’S highly anticipated debut album, OUT IN THE FIELDS, on CD and vinyl LP formats.
20.4.2024 News VENDELVENDEL are an epic heavy metal band hailing from Moscow, formed in 2015 by a group of friends who are all members of the local metal community. From the onset, their inspiration was taken from genuine NWOBHM and ‘80s doom metal as well as the history and archeology of the Dark Ages period, which serves as the strongest influence on the band's lore and their attendant lyrical and visual concepts. This combination – with a particular emphasis on the epic side of heavy metal ala classic Candlemass, Manilla Road, and Viking-era Bathory as equally as contemporary doom informed by the likes of the UK’s Solistice and Russian heroes Scald – manifested in VENDEL’s self-titled debut EP in 2017. Lyrically and aesthetically, there was a deep appreciation of the late Iron Age, also known as the "Vendel Era," and hence the band’s moniker. They followed up that EP with another one, titled Dirge, in 2019, which included one new track as well as covers of Manilla Road and Saint Vitus. Also in 2019, VENDEL made their first live appearance outside Russia at the Riddle of Steel Fest, which made a huge impact on the band’s next activity.
At long last, that “next activity” has manifested in VENDEL’s debut album, Out in the Fields. While the band’s first full-length comprises two songs rerecorded from their EPs – the first one’s “Defender” and the title track to Dirge – this structure more so underlines where VENDEL are coming from and, with a suitably stage-setting intro segueing into the first track, then where they are going. Absolutely HUGE in sound and songwriting, atmosphere and execution, VENDEL here give a masterclass in EPIC heavy metal; “doomed,” definitely, but there’s energy to spare no matter the tempo, and thus do the four component tracks of Out in the Fields seemingly fly by in a flash. Make no mistake, the journey is vast in scale and arduous in terms of emotional reserves tapped, but the album is utterly engrossing each (HUGE) step of the way. Thankfully, VENDEL don’t abandon their core sound but, rather, re-solidify it with bigger & better production, performances that dazzle in their technique yet hit hard with their physicality, and vocalist Alexey Goryachev absolutely spellbinding the listener with tales of heroism and death, particularly on the poignantly titled “Never Surrender.” It all becomes the very definition of what a debut album should be.
Fans of the aforementioned as well as Solitude Aeternus, Atlantean Kodex, labelmates MEGATON SWORD, and even Tony Martin-era Black Sabbath, you are hereby commanded to bend the knee before VENDEL’s Out in the Fields. NEVER SURRENDER!
Line-up:
Alexey Goryachev - Vocal
Sergey Kargalskiy - Lead Guitar
David Kazaryan - Rhythm Guitar
Lasha Khabalov - Bass
Sergey Skorodumov - Drums

From Moscow, Russia
Artwork: Benn Harf
Release date:14th June 2024
Release info:
Regular edition on black vinyl, with insert, poster, sticker, postcard and download code.
Special edition on golden vinyl, with insert, poster, sticker, postcard download code and patch.
CD edition with sticker, obi

Pre-order:
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Finnish Funeral Doom outfit NEVER STOP THE SADNESS reveal new single featuring Tomi Joutsen of AMORPHIS
”Should you heed the call of the black river? Is the allure of the deep ever too strong? Ultimately, the choice is yours. Hearken, and decide.”
GO GENTLY, SWAN, INTO THAT DARK WATER is the second single from newly formed funeral doom outfit NEVER STOP THE SADNESS. The single featuring no one else than AMORPHIS front man Tomi Joutsen on guest vocals.
NEVER STOP THE SADNESS - a dire harbinger of melodies bereft of joy and optimism. The ensemble delves unflinchingly into the abyss promised by their somber name, shrouding their true personas, letting the music speak for itself. The lament-ridden musicians hail from the shadowed, northern precincts of melancholic metal-rock, their chosen avatars assuming the visage of tatter-clad psychopomp-like wayfarers and guides, shepherding souls to the veil, while the music mirrors this sepulchral pilgrimage. 
NEVER STOP THE SADNESS may be most aptly described as death-doom, or perhaps a union of funeral doom intertwined with the melancholic Gothic strains reminiscent of the mournful dirges of TYPE O NEGATIVE. These melancholic odysseys are riddled with unexpected detours, like the spectral echoes of vintage synthesizers woven into the tapestry of sound. Every composition resonates in a mournful abyss of down-tuned melancholy, entwined with themes of demise, the passage beyond, the nether realms, sorrow, longing, and the lamentations that shadow all things grim. 
Though the identities of the constant denizens of this unhallowed assemblage may forever shroud themselves in enigma, it is ordained that one might recognize some well-known and loved voices from the darker metal scene.
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NYRAK – “DEVOURER OF ALL”
20.4.2024 News NyrakLabel: Phoenix Mortis Productions
Release date: may 3RD 2024
Genre: Atmospheric Black Metal
For fans of: Dimmu Borgir | Abigail Williams | Agathodaimon | Serpents Oath
In this place of memory and dry bones, where the crosses stand as decaying sentinels beneath the trees, draped in tattered robes of moss like mournful watchmen upon the path to Golgotha, he waits beside the path, haunting the spaces between the mist and the moonlight. The shadows gather to him, drawn to his aura of absence, making him one with the night – a shape of deeper darkness in the gloom. The tableaux of sorrow, secrets and silence set, he prepares for their coming; an eternal, aching hunger burning like a cold fire within the echoing, empty chambers of his heart. A time of feeding, of devouring and of dying, a time of passing through approaches on the soft, chill wind of midnight.
Painted in the hues of twilight, the deep colours of the in between times, the shades of fast-falling dusk and the darkening blood of the last rays of the setting sun, Nyrak’s black metal is infused with drama and rich musical narrative. The songs that form their astonishing second album, Devourer Of All, unfurl across vast canvases of the imagination, the music conjuring phantoms for the senses – enthralling and enfolding the listener within a dark world of melancholy and magic, terror and grandeur. With the magnificent opening track, ‘Eyes Of Time’ which roars into life like towering thunderclouds careering across a night sky torn apart by lightning, you are gathered into the embrace of Nyrak’s rain swept, cinematic sorcery. The Belgian band draw upon the infernal wellspring of Scandinavian black metal and then let their creative spirits run wild, entwining that dread, black soul in wicked thorns of dynamic, progressive musical elements and textured gothic atmosphere. The result is grandiose, epic, breathtaking pieces like album title track, ‘Devourer Of All’. While the music of Nyrak rages around you there is nothing else; the matters of the mundane world fade like pale, ephemeral ghosts in the face of its blazing fires and tumultuous emotions. From the regal splendour of ‘Lament’ to the stunning, multi-faceted gem that is ‘The Abstract Face Of Life’ which brings down the final curtain on Devourer Of All, this is an album of staggering scale and invention – an absolute triumph!
Founded by Guy Van Nieuwenhove (aka Nevel) in 2021, originally as a solo studio project, Nyrak has grown and evolved over the course of the last three years, via debut album Malvs, to become the fully fledged band and musical force that it is today. When Devourer Of All is unleashed on May 3rd, mixed and mastered at Project Zero Recording Studio (Nervosa, Serpents Oath, Carnation etc) and resplendent in its evocative artwork courtesy of Phoenix Mortis Art, the name of Nyrak will be carved into the consciousness of metal fans the world over. The burgeoning Belgian black metal scene has spawned another real contender. Beware the passing of the day – for the night belongs to them!
Line-up:
Lukas Risbourg – Vocals/Guitar
Guy Van Nieuwenhove (aka Nevel) – Composer/Orchestration/Bass (live)/Guitar (studio)
Sven Van Laere - Guitar
Bran Veldeman - Drums
https://www.nyrak.be/
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20.4.2024 News Mass PunishmentPrepare for an onslaught of extreme metal madness as MASS PUNISHMENT proudly unveils their latest single, 'BREAKING POINT'!
“Breaking Point” was Recorded at The Bomb Shelter Recording Studio in Jackson, NJ under Producer George Pond. Mixed and Mastered by Producer Eric Rachel at The Dungeon undisclosed in NJ.
This single addresses a scene of an unnamed citizen fighting against multiple policemen in a fierce hand-to-hand confrontation. Who will remain standing, the citizen or the police? Inspired by the mainstream media’s narrative of the rising number of police officers over use of force on the population.
Mass Punishment is a 4 piece Metalcore/Extreme Metal band based out of New Jersey music designed to inform as well as hit as hard as the facts and events the songs are written about. Current events on a social, political, environmental, and economic scale. Of government corruption and depopulation with a population facing death by design.
Mass Punishment is:
Erick Laurino (Vocals)
Christopher Milos (Guitars)
Matt Voltz (Bass)
Brian Donat (Drums)

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MOTIVIK – “RENOUNCEMENT”
20.4.2024 News MotivikLabel: Roxx Records
Release date: july 1st 2024
Genre: Thrash/Heavy Metal
For fans of: Annihilator | Tourniquet | Forbidden | Believer
Having spent their teenage years in the early ‘90s immersed in the hard thrashing sounds of Tourniquet, Believer, Sacrament, Mortification and many more, multi-instrumentalist Ryan Roebuck and vocalist Courtney Simmons were inspired to follow in the footsteps of the bands that had given them so much support and encouragement through their music – and from that dream, that aspiration, Motivik would be born. In 2020 the duo from Atlanta, Georgia unleashed their first album, Death Of The Gunman, establishing their own blend of powerful thrash and melodic heavy metal. Motivik were finally standing alongside their erstwhile heroes, creating music to support others in their journey through life. Now in 2024 they are ready to take the next step forward with their incredible second album, the breathtaking explosion of precision, adrenaline-infused riffing, adventurous song writing, technically dextrous playing, stunning melodies and huge choruses that is Renouncement!
From the dramatic, uplifting instrumental opening of ‘Palace Of Ashes’, that heralds the beginning of Renouncement’s incredible, emotional ride, to the final heart-wrenching words of the epic ‘Once Again’ that conclude it, Motivik’s latest release is a staggering summation of everything that is great about metal music. It’s redundant to talk about album highlights, because Renouncement consists of nothing but highlights. Motivik take the essence of classic thrash metal and mould it into fresh, exciting forms with their progressive, imaginative approach. ‘Dethroned’ takes jagged, angular riffing and fuses it with great hooks and the sort of fantastic, melodic chorus that emblazons itself across your memory with one listen. ‘Break The Walls’ lands blow after blow of aggressive thrash power before exploding into a searing solo and uplifting chorus. ‘This Man I Am’ is the distillation of absolute headbanging metal magnificence, while ‘Septicemia’ features some truly beautiful guitar work, some genre-defining thrash riffing and utterly uncompromising lyrics…and the list just goes on. The individual performances from all involved are of the highest magnitude; Courtney Simmons’ vocals are some of the most powerful and emotive you’ll hear anywhere in metal today, displaying fantastic range and masterful delivery, while Ryan Roebuck fires out riff after killer riff with flawless, machinegun firepower and scatters solos and melodies like gold dust over every track. Session drummer Alex Emidio is pure thunder behind the kit and a range of guest appearances all add their own touch of magic to this remarkable album – look out for contributions from vocalists Jason Weaver, Chris Ackerman (Betrayal), Jason Wisdom (Becoming The Archetype) and Andre Chiang (Shamash) along with sparkling guitar leads from Greg Minier (Applehead, The Crucified) and Derek Corzine (Burial Extraction, Crowned In Sorrow etc). Derek Corzine also mixed Renouncement, applying the skills that have brought such fine results to recent albums by Shamash and Symphony Of Heaven, while the final touch of sheer quality was applied by the mastering of Rob Colwell, who has previously worked with thrash legends like Coroner, Accuser and Flotsam And Jetsam.
Renouncement will be released through Roxx Records on July 1st, adorned in the powerful and evocative artwork of Seth Metoyer (Mangled Carpenter) and all fans of the very finest in melodic thrash and heavy metal should be waiting to embrace this sonic offering. With Renouncement, Motivik have really shown the metal world just what anthemic, affecting, outstanding music they are capable of creating. And Ryan Roebuck and Courtney Simmons can stand proudly alongside all those bands that once helped them to dream.
Line-up:
Courtney Simmons – Vocals
Ryan Roebuck – Vocals/Guitar/Bass/Keyboards
Drums on Renouncement performed by Alex Emidio
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DYING VICTIMS PRODUCTIONS
is proud to present ANGEL SWORD’S highly anticipated third album, WORLD FIGHTER, on CD and vinyl LP formats.

20.4.2024 News ANGEL SWORDHailing from Helsinki, Finland’s ANGEL SWORD formed in 2010 with the intent to play old-school heavy metal. And they get right to it with the too-perfectly titled demo Where We Are Going You Cannot Come demo later that year. Two EPs followed – 2013’s Ripping the Heavens and 2015’s The Midwinter Tapes – before their decisive debut album, Rebels Beyond the Pale, in 2016. Another perfectly titled recording, ANGEL SWORD’s first full-length was a fresh breath of old air, finding some elusive (and deceptively laidback yet rough) landscape of late ‘70s heavy metal, subsequent NWOBHM, and adjacent early US power metal. Three years later followed the tighter and slightly more aggressive Neon City, expanding the band’s still-‘80s-bound gaze through a charmingly rustic retro-futurist lens. During all these years, ANGEL SWORD have opened for Manilla Road, Blitzkrieg, and Satan as well as playing such festivals as Metal Assault, Metalheadz Open Air, Storm Crusher warmup, and Up the Hammers warm-up. Oh, and along the way, Darkthrone’s Fenriz thoroughly championed the band!
"Our goal in this age of soulless, overproduced modern metal is to re-summon the metal gods of old with a skull-crushing, vomit-inducing dose of rough-edged heavy metal,” state ANGEL SWORD, and that’s exactly what they do with World Fighter! It’d be easy to simply say that their third album is a fairly even balance between the first two albums and…well, it’s kinda the truth! Sporting yet another amazing cover artwork, World Fighter brings the bathos and bravado right from its opening seconds, ANGEL SWORD sounding like true world fighters as they chug forward to their battle hymns. From there, nuance and shade – or, rather, just MOOD – become the watchwords as the quartet keep the thrust mostly mid-tempo, allowing their dark melodicism to fully take flight. And, while ANGEL SWORD never seem like they’re in any hurry, the eight tracks of World Fighter are actually the band’s most uptempo work yet; it’s just that they’re exuding such poise now that that pace feels deceptively relaxed, that big & brassy pulse coasting with coolness and heaviness. Put another way, the album’s almost-uniformly balls-to-the-wall gait summons an effervescent energy – and maximum attitude. Truly, ANGEL SWORD are nothing if not engaging in their rough ‘n’ tumble, raise-the-swords charisma, becoming those very blue-collar ruffians you can really believe in. Coupled with a smoother, somewhat-shimmering style of production that still allows their intrinsic grit to “shine” through, World Fighter goes against all odds to become ANGEL SWORD’s crowning achievement to date. All weekend warriors, enter their Church of Rock post-haste!
Line-up:
Jerry Razors – vocals, guitar
Lightning Mike – lead guitar
Eviltaker – bass
Alexander Depraved – drums

From Helsinki, Finland
Artwork: Subhuman_Being_
Release date: 14th June 2024
Release info:
Regular edition on black vinyl, with insert, poster, sticker, postcard and download code.
Special edition on neon yellow vinyl, with insert, poster, sticker, postcard download code and patch.
CD edition with sticker, obi

Pre-order:
www.dyingvictims.com

https://dyingvictimsproductions.bandcamp.com/

Denver (CO) - MetalSucks has premiered the official video for "Soul Offering," the second single from forthcoming VALE OF PNATH album, BETWEEN THE WORLDS OF LIFE AND DEATH. Click below to check it out!
https://www.metalsucks.net/2024/04/16/exclusive-premiere-vale-of-pnaths-soul-offering-seeks-to-push-tech-death-further/
"Soul Offering" will be available April 19 on the usual digital platforms!
Vale of Pnath will release highly anticipated new album Between The Worlds of Life and Death on CD, vinyl, and digital formats May 24 via
Willowtip Records.
Pre-order:
https://valeofpnath.bandcamp.com/album/between-the-worlds-of-life-and-death
https://www.willowtip.com/store/
The band released the following statement concerning the new album:
"It’s been 5 years since our last release, Accursed. The EP really was a new avenue for the band as we leaned further toward a more blackened approach stylistically. Having more of a tech death background, this EP was a way to lead our fans into the next era. Between The Worlds of Life and Death is an album that really is just a continuation of what we started with Accursed. It captures the band's core sound, but also brings a newer and bold take on this brand of metal. We want this to be the most approachable album we have made for metal fans. We want people to put this on and be sucked in immediately, yet keep coming back for more.” 
20.4.2024 News VALE OF PNATHTrack Listing:
1. The Forgotten Path (Intro)
2. Silent Prayer
3. Soul Offering
4. Shadow
5. Uncertain Tomorrow
6. Beneath Ashen Skies
7. No Return, No Regret
8. Echoes Of The Past (Interlude)
9. Burning Light 
Vale of Pnath will hit the road in May with co-headliners Abigail Williams and special guests Summoning The Lich for a U.S. tour! Tickets are available at https://linktr.ee/valeofpnath
Line-up:
Ken Scorceron - Vocals / Guitar 
Vance Valenzuela - Guitar 
Gabe Seeber - Drums 
Austin Rolla - Bass 
Guest Appearances:
Michael Wilson - Guest solo in “No Return, No Regret.”
Donny Burbage (Cradle of Filth, Aether Realm) - Guest solo (#2) in “Shadow” and in “Soul Offering.”  
Miles Dimitri Baker (Interloper) - Guest solo in “Beneath Ashen Skies.” 
Matthew Brown (Demon King) - Guest solo (#1) in “Shadow.”
Christian Muenzner (Necrophagist, Obscura, Alkaloid) - Guest solo in "Uncertain Tomorrow."
Album Credits:
Bass on all tracks performed by Ken Scorceron.
“The Forgotten Path” & “Echoes of the Past” composed by Wayne Ingram (Wilderun).
Cello performed by Christopher Edward Brown,  
Drum tracking By Robert Velazquez Swanson / Mayhemness Recording Studio.
All music composed by Vance Valenzuela, Ken Sarafin and Ken Scorceron. 
Produced by Ken Scorceron.
Mixed and Mastered by Ken Scorceron.
Additional editing: Samuel Bassani, Tom Connolly.
Album Cover: Zac Shiffer
https://www.willowtip.com/home.aspx
https://www.facebook.com/ValeOfPnathCO

CADAVEROUS CONDITION signs with The Circle Music for new death metal album, "NEVER ARRIVE, NEVER RETURN"
Austrian death metal survivalists Cadaverous Condition have signed to The Circle Music for the release of the band's highly anticipated new album, "Never Arrive, Never Return”. The album will be released on CD, LP and digital formats.
20.4.2024 News CADAVEROUS CONDITION The first single, along with a video and album pre-orders will be released on 2 May. 
"Never Arrive, Never Return" marks a return to Cadaverous Condition's ferocious death metal roots. The album is a relentless assault on the senses, featuring a mix of epic tracks alongside haunting half-ballads, brutal eruptions and groove-laden songs interwoven with the band's signature cryptic lyrics, all delivered with crisp production.
"With several albums to their credit and a brilliant career in the European death metal underground, they have nothing left to prove to anyone. They compose music for their enjoyment and this is evident in every song from their upcoming album "Never Arrive, Never Return", which is the first to be released by The Circle Music. But we will have the opportunity to talk about this soon. For now, we welcome them and we are very happy to work together”, commented The Circle Music about the signing. 
Formed in Austria during the early 90s, Cadaverous Condition carved a unique path in extreme metal. While their vocals remained rooted in death metal, they experimented with diverse influences, covering artists like The Sisters of Mercy and collaborating with acts like Nurse With Wound, Thighpaulsandra, Tobias Nathaniel (The Black Heart Procession) and Herr Lounge Corps. They also did an art project with Bill Drummond (The KLF) involving a specially made CD and sending a message in a bottle from the shores of Iceland. Despite these explorations, Cadaverous Condition never strayed from their core: extreme metal with a distinct and reflective style. They return in 2024 with "Never Arrive, Never Return," a fitting title for a band known for their relentless sonic journey.
Cadaverous Condition on “Never Arrive, Never Return”:
Wolfgang Weiss - vocals
René Kramer - guitars
Peter Droneberger – bass, guitars
Paul Droneberger - drums
https://linktr.ee/thecirclemusic
https://www.cadaverouscondition.com/
https://www.facebook.com/CadaverousCondition/


DYING VICTIMS PRODUCTIONS
is proud to present the highly anticipated fourth album of Chile’s LUCIFER’S HAMMERBE AND EXIST, on CD and vinyl LP formats.
20.4.2024 News LUCIFER'S HAMMERSince their formation in 2012, Chile’s LUCIFER’S HAMMER have been fighting the good fight for heavy metal, both at home and abroad. During their first years, the homeland wasn’t as renown for traditional metals, but ever since their ascent to the international stage, LUCIFER’S HAMMER have wielded a wealth of influence on the wider Chilean heavy metal scene. Their Night Sacrifice demo in 2013 was their first public work, but it was the full-length Beyond the Omens debut in 2016 which really blew the doors open, reaping widespread acclaim and firmly establishing their trademark sound: pure & proud HEAVY METAL equally rooted in the ‘70s and ‘80s, with an air of anthemic memorability ala classic radio metal but never forgetting their underground roots. LUCIFER’S HAMMER really expanded upon that radio angle with the subsequent Victory is Mine mini-album a year later, showing darkness and versatility in equal measure. They further consolidated this sound with two more full-lengths, 2018’s Time is Death and 2021’s The Trip.
Now, longtime fans DYING VICTIMS step forth to raise high the banner of LUCIFER’S HAMMER with their fourth album, Be and Exist. The title is something of a clarion call for the Chileans: staying put in the ‘80s for years now, the band simply want to continue crafting true-as-steel HEAVY METAL that bangs the head as profoundly as it enflames the heart. Like an iron fist lined with velvet, there’s a deceptively silky surge to Be and Exist that drives deepest into the heart of mid ‘80s metal, all the while pumping pistons patiently and powerfully. With leads moody and emotive and founding frontman / guitarist Hades’ vocals ringing out through the night, across rain-soaked streets and through the back alleys, LUCIFER’S HAMMER here deliver a masterclass in mystery & atmosphere. The album’s attention-grabbing cover art vividly illustrates the point, but the band are certainly tackling more cosmic matters here, and it fits perfectly with the classy classic metal across Be and Exist. At any one point, one can detect the likes of prime Dokken, Heavy Pettin’, Diamond Head, Europe, Witch Cross, Virgin Steele, and even ‘80s KISS at their most metal – but the way these noble influences are rearranged and reformed into anthems is 100% LUCIFER’S HAMMER.
Indeed are LUCIFER’S HAMMER a band with a vision of the future, treading the metal boards for over a decade now with pure passion and hunger. Life doesn’t come easy in South America, and so have they made their music the ideal stage where the hammer will fall with force to demonstrate all that’s in their hearts. To Be and Exist – this is what heavy metal dreams are made of!
Line-up:
Hades - Guitar And Vocals
Titan - Drums
Hypnos - Guitar
Tyr - Bass

From Santiago, Chile
Artwork: Lucifer's Hammer
Release date: 14th June 2024
Release info:
Regular edition on black vinyl, with insert, poster, sticker, postcard and download code.
Special edition on transparent blue vinyl, with insert, poster, sticker, postcard download code and patch.
CD edition with sticker, obi

Pre-order:
www.dyingvictims.com
https://dyingvictimsproductions.bandcamp.com/

ANCST – “CULTURE OF BRUTALITY”
20.4.2024 News ANCSTRelease date: may 3rd, 2024
With 12 years of mayhem under their belt, Ancst returns to the basics on their 4th album “culture of brutality”. While their last effort “Zorn” took them into trve black metal territory, “culture of brutality” strips that away and sucker punches you right in the throat with its very own brand of grindcore and death metal infused metallic HC, with pieces of crust, scramz and sludge thrown into the mix. 20 songs, delivered in under 34 minutes about gentrification, wage slavery & capitalism, sexism, mental health and the issues of modern western society. if its rage that you wanted, “culture of brutality” will deliver.

ANCST on tour:
26.04. - Rosenkeller, Jena, Germany
27.04. - Emil, Zittau, Germany
04.05. - Neue Zukunft, Berlin, Germany
08.05. - Goldgrube, Kassel, Germany
09.05. - Zeckentempel, Leipzig, Germany
10.05. - Immerhin, Würzburg, Germany
11.05. - AK40, Suhl, Germany
14.05. - EKH, Wien, Austria
15.05. - Dopamin, Budapest, Hungary
16.05. - AKC Attack, Zagreb, Croatia
17.05. - Astro Club, Fontanafredda, Italy
18.05. - Live Stage, Innsbruck, Austria
19.05. - Rössli Bar, Bern, Switzerland
21.05. - Ebrietas, Zürich, Switzerland
22.05. - Juha West, Stuttgart, Germany
23.05. - P8, Karlsruhe, Germany
24.05. - Halle am Rhein, Köln, Germany
25.05. - B58, Braunschweig, Germany
https://www.facebook.com/angstnoise/

Loud Rage Music presents the debut album of the Romanian one-man project THE SHEPHERD, the frontman of death'n'roll band BLACKSHEEP.
"THE BEGUILING MIND GAMES" is out now and available for free streaming and download on Bandcamp:
https://loudragemusic.bandcamp.com/album/the-shepherd-the-beguiling-mind-games
and YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bs5BNP56Lus
Technical but expressive, fast and slow, brutal yet melodic, "The Beguiling Mind Games" is a dark pilgrimage through the most hidden places of the human mind. It deals with gaslighting, depression, anxiety, betrayal, fear, manipulation and suicide.

It is the bare and ugly truth about human interactions and their consequences.
A complex journey in nine chapters developing a strange and original soundtrack for those who are keen to bands like Hypocrisy, Edge of Sanity, Yearning, Phlebotomized and why not, Blacksheep.
The artwork of the album was made by the well known graphic artist Costin Chioreanu.
20.4.2024 News THE SHEPHERDTracklist:
1. Gaslighting
2. Enslaved By Lies
3. Reason Abandoned Us All
4. Wired Wrong
5. Freedom Is The Absence Of Fear
6. Shot To The Head
7. Nights Are For Us
8. Suicide Note
9. Universe 25
BLACKSHEEP released their latest full-length album "Bloodties" in collaboration with Loud Rage Music last year, and it is available here: https://loudragemusic.bandcamp.com/album/blacksheep-bloodties
https://linktr.ee/loudragemusic
https://linktr.ee/the_shepherd

NEW promo video clip from ZOMBIE HUNGER ( "MASK OF SATAN" our from "Zombie Hunger" album)  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bi_URsRtqWg
20.4.2024 News ZOMBIE HUNGERWe are ZOMBIE HUNGER, Horror Doom Metal from Melbourne Australia.
Our music is inspired by classic horror films and literature, and all the greats of metal and doom, including Black Sabbath, Candlemass, Pentagram, Saint Vitus, Trouble and Reverend Bizarre.
The ZOMBIE HUNGER disease began with founding members, Patient Zero and Coffin Queen, on FRIDAY the 13th, August 2021. Soon after, Graveborn, Wormfeast and Skineater were brought into the horde, but the low availability of brains during covid forced us to lay low and bide our time… But, once the streets and music venues were full again, we were finally unleashed!
Since 2022 we have played many gigs across Melbourne, including two DOOM in JUNE festivals, and the upcoming SUNBURN FESTIVAL in Canberra. From the beginning we have made a name for ourselves for delivering entertaining, ghoulish, high energy performances.
Our debut album - ZOMBIE HUNGER - released on March 22nd, 2024. The album is available for purchase on Bandcamp, along with all the usual streaming places. A short-run cd release will be sold on Bandcamp, too, for our fellow physical media maniacs!
If you are a music reviewer, podcaster or Youtube content creator, we would love to hear your thoughts about our album. We are also excited to speak with anyone who wishes to interview us, in any medium.  We are committed to bringing HORROR and DOOM to the people, far and wide!
https://zombiehunger.bandcamp.com
https://www.youtube.com/@zombiehunger
https://www.facebook.com/ZOMBIEHUNGERDOOM

MAREA -"THE SILENCE OF RUST"
20.4.2024 News MAREAGenre : Atmospheric/Post-Black/Doom Metal
FFO: Woods Of Desolation, Novembre, An Autumn For Crippled Children, Drudkh, Katatonia.
Masked Dead Records / Sulphur Music | May 17th 2024"MAREA is about dreams, dreary landscapes, deepest fears and harsh sounds. Both the sea and cosmos shares an element, although reversed: the abyss."
MAREA (translated, tide) it's an Atmospheric Post-Black/Doom Metal one-man band from Italy. The amalgam of the debut album The Silence Of Rust it's thick and structurally dynamic, altering the heavyness in melody; the melody in atmosphere and the atmosphere in heavyness again. The alternation of slow and fast rhythms, as well as high-pitched and raw vocal styles, ensures an intense emotive experience.
Sale points:
A dynamic style between Black, Post-Black e Doom Metal;
Dynamic structures and strong emotive impact;
Raw and high-pitched, shrieking vocals;
To be released by Masked Dead Records, yet also made available through Sulphur Fanzine (ITA/ENG).

Tracklist
1) Riptide Tune
2) Sidereal
3) Chiaroscuro
4) Irreversible
5) Rain Colours
6) The Silence Of Rust
(38:06 min.)

Line-up:
M.B. - Everything
Alessandro Mori - Session Drum
Mix e master by Carlo Meroni (ADSR Decibel Studio).
Artwork by STRX.

https://www.facebook.com/maskedeadrecords/
https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=61557421798672

SLOWLY WE ROT #23
out now! (Underground attitude and contents, English written, A4 format, black/white, glossy)
20.4.2024 News Slowly We Rot All orders come with free compilation CDs, stickers, flyers, download codes!
Featuring interviews with:
Absque Cor
Acerbic
Alkaloid
Black Altar
Black Heaven
Carnal Savagery
Cenotaph
Chalice of Damnation
Chlad
Cultum Interitum
Fleshvessel
Gary and the Death Lofts
Gravethorn
Gravewürm
HexenHammer
Hiraes
Hyl
Imperium Dekadenz
Inhumed
Mortem Agmen
Night in Gales
Oblivium Regnum
October Tide
Orphean Passage
Perchta
Saturnus
Sturmtiger
Superbeast
Svpremacist
Virgin Idol
Vulture Industries
+ reviews
+ free compilation CD
+ free sticker
Get in touch if interested in our mutually advantageous distribution deals or to discuss features in the next issue (Autumn 2024)!
Slowly We Rot #24 already in works and scheduled for a Autumn 2024 release!
https://slowlywerot.limitedrun.com/

NEWS 13.4 2024
Über100 Heftchen unserer aktuellen „Klolektüre“ haben mittlerweile ein neues Zuhause gefunden. Besten Dank an der Stelle schon mal an all die Leutchen, welche unsere Arbeit immer noch zu schätzen wissen. Wer bisher den „Anschluss“ verpasst hat, kann sich aber immer noch unter fatalunderground_leo@freenet.de so`n Teil ordern, bevor wir dann mit unserer Miniauflage vergriffen sind. 
Mittlerweile haben wir uns auch schon wieder rangemacht, um die nächste Ausgabe in Angriff zu nehmen. Als allererster Interviewpartner konnten wir jetzt schon mal Lukas vom NUCLEAR WINTER ZINE davon überzeugen, sich in unserer nächsten Ausgabe mal unserer nervigen Fragerunde zu widmen .Da wir Euch natürlich auch in Sachen aktueller Veröffentlichungen auf dem neuesten Stand halten wollen ,gibts hier schon mal wieder den ersten kleinen metallischen Rundumschlag .
Kanada, 8. April 2024. Ein besonderer Tag für NECHT, die bekennenden Anhänger des B’ahn-Kultes aus der prähistorischen Kultur der Enkari! Und dies sogar in vielerlei Hinsicht, denn an diesem Tag werden die eigenwilligen Außenseiter sich den vielen Nordamerikanern und den astrologisch interessierten Besuchern dort anschließen und angesichts einer teilweisen bis totalen Sonnenfinsternis die Augen gebannt auf den Himmel richten.
Für Zenith Maharg (Gebet) und dessen Aszendenten Vlasfimos (Gebetstrommel), Zhargor (Hochfrequenz) und Aemoh (Tieffrequenz), ist es ein Tag von höchster Ambivalenz, an dem nach altem Glauben der Drache Karnifor als Bringer der Apokalypse ihnen die wütende Präsenz ihres Sonnengottes B’ahn stiehlt. Die in eine ewige Kriegerkaste hineingeborenen werfen sich diesem Bann mit einer passenden Hymne entgegen – “Into Bondage Born”: “BRÜDERINNEN UND BRÜDER! Heute ist eine totale Sonnenfinsternis. Für die alten Enkari wäre dies ein göttliches Vorzeichen der kommenden Apokalypse gewesen, da der Schatten von Karnifor den Zorn von B'ahns Licht zu überwinden schien.  Ein Tag zum Verzweifeln oder ein Tag zum Freuen. Heute ist darum ein glücklicher Tag, um diesen Sermon zu veröffentlichen, in dem wir an die Generationen von Lashmiri-Bürgern erinnern, die in einen lebenslangen Krieg im Dienste des B'ahn-Kultes hineingeboren wurden. RUHM UND EHRE DER SONNE!”
13.4.2024 News NECHT“INTO BONDAGE BORN” aus der schon am 17. Mai erscheinenden Langmeditation “THE PROPHECY OF KARNIFOR” ist ab sofort überall digital erhältlich. Der Sermon bewegt sich so ambivalent wie das kosmische Ereignis, dem NECHT ihn gewidmet haben, in der finsteren Grauzone zwischen schwarzmetallischer Feierlichkeit und der tiefsitzenden Melancholie, die ein normalisierter Krieg den Enkari in die kulturelle Seele gebrannt hat.
Über NECHT
Die Geschichte von NECHT begann im pandemischen Jahr 2022 mit einem kanadischen Black-Metal-Trio, das recht schnell zum Quartett anwuchs. Im Jahr 2024 treten nun Zenith Maharg und seine Aszendanten Vlasfimos, Zhargor und Aemoh aus den Schatten der Vergangenheit, um die Kunde ihrer bald erscheinenden Langmeditation “The Prophecy of Karnifor” zu verbreiten. Einen kleinen Einblick in das, was bis dahin im Verborgenen geschah, geben uns die befremdlichen Kultisten selbst: “Zenith Maharg und Ascendant Vlasfimos sind langjährige Weggefährten und hatten sich vorgenommen, ein Black-Metal-Projekt zu starten. Etwa zur gleichen Zeit stieß Zenith Maharg in einem Antiquariat in Calgary auf ein Exemplar der obskuren und umstrittenen Geschichte ‘Translating the Enkari-B'ahn Scrolls: Words from the People of the End Times’, geschrieben von der schwedischen Archäologin Dr. Birgitta Olsson auf Basis der Funde des Philosophen und Entdeckers Dr. Karl von Mecklenburg aus dem 19. Jhd. und veröffentlicht im Jahr 2015. Während er mehr über die faszinierende und weitgehend unbekannte Geschichte der Enkari las und lernte, wuchs der Entschluss, den NECHT-Tempel zu gründen, um unseren ältesten Vorfahren zu huldigen. Seitdem führen wir mit rasant wachsenden Teilnehmerzahlen öffentliche Rituale auf, bei denen – erleuchtet durch unsere vielschichtigen Sermone – immer mehr Menschen dem Kult des B’ahn, unseres Sonnengottes, beitreten.”
Eines der zentralen Themen in der Geschichte der Enkari war die gesellschaftliche Spaltung in zwei Stadtstaaten, Lashmir und Ishpan, die sich bis zum Ende der Aufzeichnungen in einem immerwährenden Krieg befanden. B’ahn war dabei der Gott der städtischen Krieger von Lashmir, denen auch NECHT sich zuordnen. Nun führen die Nachfahren der Lashmiren erstmals ausgewählte Sermone aus der schon am 17. Mai in voller Länge bereitgestellten Meditation “The Prophecy of Karnifor” teils im Rahmen visueller Offenbarungen auf, so etwa “For Violence Was Wrought Upon Me ” und “Into Bondage Born”.
Meditation durch Repetition: Ziehe dir jetzt “Into Bondage Born” als Opfergabe an B’ahn auf deine althistorische Playlist: https://linktr.ee/nechtblackmetal
Die Langmeditation “The Prophecy Of Karnifor” wird am 17. Mai 2024 enthüllt. Anhänger des Kultes und solche, die es werden wollen, können sie bereits heute hier vorbestellen: https://necht.bandcamp.com/album/the-prophecy-of-karnifor
https://www.youtube.com/@NechtBlackMetal
https://www.facebook.com/people/Necht/61550493020359/

PAINFUL treten noch ein drittes und letztes Mal vor der baldigen Veröffentlichung ihres Konzeptalbums “NEFARIOUS MONARCHY” mit einer Single aus den finsteren Abgründen des Menschseins an. Wie von den Black-/Death-Metallern gewohnt, bildet auch das im 20. Jahr der Bandgeschichte (genauer: am 25. Mai 2024) erscheinende Werk einen geschlossenen erzählerischen Rahmen. Ohne den Filter einer religiösen oder politischen Ideologie nimmt das Quartett eine Beobachterrolle ein und präsentiert uns diesmal das grausige Geschehen zwischen den Zeilen der Kapitel zur Französischen Revolution unserer Geschichtsbücher.
Die nun vorliegende Single “Reign of Terror” widmet sich dabei La Terreur, der Zeit vom Herbst 1793 bis zum Frühjahr 1794, in der per Konventsbeschluss die Jakobiner um Robespierre bis zu 40.000 Menschen foltern und töten konnten. Im Song behandeln PAINFUL eine Revolutionsphase, in der blutige Grausamkeit derart blind und zerstörerisch mit dem Zeitgeist der Aufklärung rang, dass wir noch heute tiefgreifenden Veränderungen mit einer Warnung begegnen, die dort ihren traurigen Ursprung hat: Die Revolution frisst ihre Kinder.
Die Single “Reign of Terror” präsentiert sich ganz angemessen als morbide schlürfende Midtempowalze mit einem leicht psychedelisch anmutenden Intro. Vorhang auf für den finsteren Groove:
Link zum Video auf YouTube: https://youtu.be/MWqszO3i9J8
Die Single anhören: https://orcd.co/reignofterror
PAINFUL  erläutern den Ansatz, dieses Blutbad – das zugleich einen zentralen Meilenstein der Revolution darstellte – musikalisch zu behandeln, so: "Zu jenem bestimmten Zeitpunkt der Französischen Revolution herrschten Mord und Chaos, da jeder jeden abschlachtete – unabhängig davon, ob sie einst Verbündete waren oder nicht!
Wir haben versucht, diese Ambivalenz darzustellen, indem wir auch gegensätzlich konnotierte Wörter wie ‘Freiheit’ und ‘Terror’ oder ‘Horror’ und ‘Wahrheit’ verwendet haben. Der ganze Song setzt sich dabei ebenso aus verschiedenen Teilen und Rhythmen zusammen. Es sind die Schwere und der Wirbel der Leichtigkeit, die sich kontrastierend in schweren Gitarren, stampfenden Trommeln und hüpfenden Orchestern widerspiegeln."
Mit den drei Singles "Liberty (Dies)", "Remaining Shadows" und nun auch "Reign of Terror", die sich zwischen Raserei, Opulenz und morbidem Groove bewegen, können PAINFUL einen breit gefächerten Vorgeschmack auf das kommende Album bieten. Noch in diesem Frühjahr,  am 25. Mai, erscheint “Nefarious Monarchy” und kann selbstverständlich bereits physisch vorbestellt werden. Einen Pre-Save des Albums auf allen relevanten Plattformen gibt es hier: https://orcd.co/painful. Wer gleich beides – das 20-jährige Jubiläum der Band und die neue Scheibe – live feiern will, findet sich am 25. Mai 2024 im CRASH in Freiburg ein und holt sich dort die volle Dröhnung ab.
"Bürger, es steht zu befürchten, dass die Revolution wie Saturn nach und nach all ihre Kinder verschlingt und am Ende den Despotismus mit allem seinem Unheil gebiert."
Pierre Vergniaud vor seiner Hinrichtung am 31. Oktober 1793
13.4.2024 News PAINFULTracklist "Nefarious Monarchy":
1. A World of Kings
2. Liberty (Dies)
3. Growing Rage
4. Reign of Terror
5. History Repeats
6. United in Blood
7. Heart of Darkness
8. We are not equal
9. Remaining Shadows
10. Fallen Hierarchies
( + Bonustrack "United in Blood" feat. Alexander Krull)
Über PAINFUL
Seit ihrer Gründung im Jahr 2004 stehen PAINFUL getreu ihrem eigenen Namen für rohen, blutigen Schmerz. Als dreckig-brutaler Bastard aus Black und Death Metal vor 20 Jahren vorgestellt, begann die Band schon sehr bald, die inhaltsgebende Melancholie der Abgründe zu etwas ganz Eigenem zu machen. So entstanden druckvolle Symphonien, mit denen sich PAINFUL auf unzähligen Gigs – darunter solche mit Acts wie Belphegor, Behemoth, Atrocity oder Amon Amarth, aber auch viele eigene Headliner-Shows – eine stetig wachsende Fangemeinde erspielen konnten.
Drei Alben später, und das vierte bereits im Ofen, konnten sie auch kultige Festivals wie etwa das MetalDays, Metalfest oder gar die 70000TONS OF METAL Cruise erfolgreich von der Checkliste streichen. Da wundert es nicht, dass auch die Genregröße Alexander Krull (ATROCITY, LEAVES EYES) aufmerksam wurde und nun bereits zum zweiten Mal in Folge die Produktion eines PAINFUL-Album in einem der angesehen Mastersound Entertainment Studios übernahm.
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Black metal horde LANZERRATH will make an epic contribution to a split EP coming this spring on Northern Spire Productions with the 20-minute journey into darkness titled "NEBULAR COLLAPSE: THE DISSOLUTION OF ORDER AND MEANING."

In 2018, founding members "I" and "II" created LanzerRath. A grassroots vision that pays homage to pioneers of black metal through four albums of pure energy and raw emotion. Now in 2024, LanzerRath brings us their magnum opus on cosmic nihilism.
Using their signature metal maelstrom to convey the insignificance of human life among the vast vacuum, ensorcelled by chaos, LanzerRath delivers it all. Compelling atmospherics, aggressive riffing, blast beats, and scathing vocals produce a uniquely dynamic soundscape. With themes of madness, misery, and mystery propagating their almost Lovecraftian universe. If that wasn't enough, they’ve also paired up with the northern black metal act Shroud of Despondency to round out the split.
The split will be out on May 10 on CD and digital formats.
Pre-order now at https://lanzerrath.bandcamp.com/album/shroud-of-despondency-lanzerrath-split
Shroud Of Despondency/LanzerRath Split Tracklist:
Shroud Of Despondency:
1. The Source of Multiversal Degradation
2. Celestial Venom
LanzerRath
3. Nebular Collapse: The Dissolution of Order and Meaning
LanzerRath is:
I - Lyrics, Vocals
II - Music, Vocals, Production
III - Vocals
III I - Vocals
III II - Art, Design
III III – Vocals, Mellotron
III III I – Vocals
https://nsp.neocities.org/
https://lanzerrath.bandcamp.com/

Rude Awakening Records is thrilled to announce the long-awaited reissue of AYDRA'S debut EP, "PSYCHO PAIN CONTROL." Originally released in 1996, this seminal work marked the beginning of AYDRA's journey into the realm of Technical Death Metal. Now, after decades of anticipation, "Psycho Pain Control" is set to return in a stunning new format, reissued on vinyl with exciting enhancements for fans both old and new.
The reissue of "Psycho Pain Control" offers a host of exciting features for collectors and enthusiasts. The EP has been meticulously remastered by the band itself, ensuring that it captures the essence of AYDRA's early sound with unparalleled clarity and intensity. Additionally, this reissue boasts a striking new artwork design, breathing fresh life into the visual representation of this iconic release.
One of the most exciting aspects of this reissue is the inclusion of bonus tracks taken directly from the band's early demos. These rare recordings offer a unique glimpse into AYDRA's formative years, showcasing the raw talent and creativity that would ultimately define their sound. Coupled with the remastered EP tracks, these bonus additions make the reissue of "Psycho Pain Control" a truly essential addition to any collector's library.

To further commemorate this momentous occasion, the LP version of "Psycho Pain Control" will be released on May 6th, 2024, in a limited edition colored vinyl format. Limited to just 200 hand-numbered copies, this exclusive release is sure to become a coveted item among fans of Technical Death Metal.
13.4.2024 News AYDRATracklist
1. Psycho Pain Control

2. Dream’s Door
3. Revenge
4. Carnage
5. Penance Stare
6. Say Your Prayers (demo)
7. Revenge (demo)
8. Dream’s Door (demo)
In anticipation of the reissue, AYDRA has unveiled a lyric video for the track "Penance Stare," providing fans with a taste of what to expect from this definitive release.

Watch the lyric video here: https://youtu.be/T2Swsy3QPfY
For those eager to revisit the EP or discover it for the first time, "Psycho Pain Control" is already available for streaming on major platforms.

Listen now: https://sptfy.com/QmbZ
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https://www.youtube.com/@aydraofficial
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13.4.2024 News Unborn Generation Finnish grind-crust band UNBORN GENERATION has released their 7th album titled “…AND ALL WE FORGET”

It includes 10 songs of brutally frost-bound grind/crust. The lyrics describe a world long after an apocalypse; rebuilding has begun. Yet the post-apocalypse generations have learnt nothing, and remain ignorant as the sins of the fathers are repeated all over again.
The band's singer/guitarist Herkko Huttunen was responsible for the album's production (recording, mixing and mastering), excluding the drum recording, which was handled by Tuomas Kokko (Electric Fox Studios). The album is published by Inverse Records
Listen to the album on music services (Spotify, Apple Music, Tidal, Deezer etc): https://push.fm/fl/ug-aawf
Unborn Generation has been blasting their dirty grindcrust since 2002. Their intense sound can be described as fight-or-flight response inducing, yet at the same time tingling the backsides of melancholics with northern melodies.

The Finnish trio consists of Herkko Huttunen (vocals/guitar), Eetu Huttunen (drums) and Arto Kettunen (bass).
https://www.facebook.com/UnbornGeneration

BOLESKINE HOUSE - "MISERABILIST BLUES"
Genre : Atmospheric Black/Doom Metal
FFO: Katatonia, Aquilus, Alcest, Agalloch, old-era Opeth, Paradise Lost.
Label : Masked Dead Records / Sulphur Music | May 17th 2024

"Boleskine House is a place where anyone can find refuge from their ruined lives, an immaterial space where they can bask in their fantasies of nostalgia before they vanish forever without a trace. A dwelling that inevitably changes depending on the listener’s personal experiences."
Miserabilist Blues is the first work of Boleskine House (IT). It is about a poignant and elusive, yet seemingly endless moment, without a horizon. Time, beloved places, people known, people lost, fragile promises in the golden days of youth, broken dreams and impossible desires are amalgamated into an undying fog. These are the main themes the duo faces with black metal influenced by atmospheric sounds, full of personality and drama that deal with 90s doom and gothic, but also with outside genres such as shoegaze.
Sale points:
Atmospheric Black Metal, 90's gothic Doom and Shoegaze melodies;
Miserabilist Blues it's dramatic, tragic and nostalgic;
A unique visual cocept;
To be released by Masked Dead Records but also together with Sulphur Fanzine special issue "Deep Dark Blue"!
13.4.2024 News BOLESKINE HOUSETracklist
1) Black House Painters
2) Need
3) A Place To Mourn Forever
4) When You Sleep (My Bloody Valentine cover)

(40:58 min)
Line-up:
Raven Borsi - Vocals & lyrics
Niccolò Misrachi - Songwriting & instruments
Visual concept by Raven, Niccolò and Giulia Frump.
Mix and master by Nicolò Brambilla (Aphotic, Fuoco Fatuo, Blasphemophager).

https://www.facebook.com/BoleskineHouseDoom
https://www.facebook.com/maskedeadrecords/

WEREWOLVES formed in 2019 with the express purpose of releasing ten albums in ten years. 2024 sees them hit the halfway mark with DIE FOR US, yet another barrage of completely moronic death-metal due out 19th July.
To prepare you for this fifth assault on the senses, which sounds "like a school bus getting fed into a metal shredder", the band have unleashed a video for the track 'Beaten Back To Life'.
13.4.2024 News WerewolvesBassist/vocalist Sam Bean describes the track:
"Well, reaching the halfway point of our ten album goal was cause for us to pause and indulge in some introspection. I mean, we've been making some really childish, obnoxious, Jurassic death metal for five years now. If ever we were going to pivot to a new direction more befitting our skills and maturity, it would be now."

He continues:
"Of course we didn't. This album is even worse than before, and our first video is about how anyone who got into metal after 1992 is weak and worthless. It's all about vinyl, cassette tapes, and wanton violence at shows, not this stupid warm-fuzzy 'support our scene' non-sense."
Speaking about the Die For Us album, Sam says:
"Mixing and Mastering was done by none other than Joe Haley (PSYCROPTIC), who we’ll use until either he dies, we quit, or Erik Rutan becomes an affordable option. The artwork was done by Mitchell Nolte, not an AI because we’re not fuckwits, and is guaranteed to horrify as many people as all the previous albums. He basically took the album title and ran with it, focusing his artistic genius on cramming as much blood and gore onto an album cover as humanly possible."

Die For Us is set for release 19th July 2024, available worldwide streaming on everything.
Get yourself 'Beaten Back To Life' at the WEREWOLVES YouTube channel now!  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oi4LwvivlU4
Pre-order Die For Us on vinyl, CD and digital formats : http://www.werewolvesdeathmetal.com/
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13.4.2024 News WerewolvesToday British heavy metal battalion WAR GRAVE set loose the second single from their upcoming self-titled debut EP. 'War Graves' opens in a hi-octane assault of lightning riffs, thunderous rhythms and stunning vocals, going on to incorporate an array of glorious, metallic solos, superb harmonies and masterfully orchestrated shifts in mood and tempo - it's an anthemic metal classic to be! In keeping with the song's sombre subject matter the video shifts between superbly shot performance footage and powerful clips from the battlefield. As the band explain...
"'War Graves' is about a patriotic young man who is conscripted into the army only to lose his life early on in his deployment. As he goes from training to the battleground, he notes the manipulative psychological tactics of both sides, as he dies, his soul reflects on whether his and his fallen friends’ sacrifices were worth it."
Watch the 'War Graves' video now at the War Grave YouTube Channel    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hbiUisy9b00

The War Grave EP, which was recorded at London’s Monolith Studios with producer Charlie Wilson Jnr. (Torchbearer, Graven Image etc) features five magnificent songs that fire the imagination and unleash a torrent of adrenaline. The world class vocals of singer Roman Kantoch (ex-More) lead the charge, backed by the immaculately crafted riffs and breathtaking solos of guitar team Trent Powell and Stuart Layne (ex-Virus), while drummer Steve Brill and bassist Charlie Gossett supply the heavy artillery. Together this incredible team have forged a superb set of songs, built upon their instinctive understanding of great heavy metal.
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If, like me, you like your death metal to be challenging and innovative, this is it. It's in fact the definitive progressive/technical death metal split release which sees two like-minded label mates, Diskord and Atvm, coming together and contributing their latest songs. A ton of effort has been gone into this release in all ways, as you can probably make out, and we can only hope you all dig it despite/because of the eccentricities. Preview the music of both the bands on Bandcamp https://diskordband.bandcamp.com/album/bipolarities
DISKORD /ATVM – “BIPOLARITIES”
13.4.2024 News DISKORDFor fans of - Demilich, Defect Designer, Xenosis, Disharmonic Orchestra, Carcass, The Chasm
Norwegian band Diskord show us why they're masters when it comes to this kind of twisted, convoluted, and quite frankly timeless death metal. They're inexorably pushing their sound forward in their own way and even after a couple of decades of existence, they manage to keep their music refreshing and unpredictable. The four new songs that are a part of this split are even more erratic and out-of-the-box. Indeed, there are about a hundred variations in them but how each of the songs progress will still leave you guessing. It's just ingenious songwriting that reaches out and grabs your attention despite the unnatural complexity and compels you to listen to the songs again and again to fully wrap your head around them. They're an absolute delight for any fan of progressive, technical or even dissonant death metal, regardless of his old school or contemporary stylistic inclination.
UK progressive death trailblazers Atvm left an indelible mark with their groundbreaking full length and they return with some of their longest and best songs for this special split release. The music may not be as technical as that of their label mates on this split but it's every bit as engrossing and they even throw some nasty curveballs of their own - the longish playing time only allows them to shape-shift multiple times with ease and they do that with conviction. There's an inherent sickness to their music and their progression feels visceral. They have their own way of doing things and it's definitely a thrill to follow the sinuous patterns and eccentricities that they throw along the way. These songs are yet another testament to the raw talent of this relative newcomer and their pairing with Diskord on this split only brings out the quirky appeal of their music some more.

Diskord line up:
Hans Jørgen - Drums and vocals
Eyvind - Bass and vocals
Dmitry - Guitar and vocals

Atvm line up:
Tom - Guitars
Fran - Drums and percussion
Luke - Bass and percussion
H - Vocals

Mixed and mastered by Colin Marston
Artwork by Will Sweeney
Track listing:
1. Diskord - Onward! To Nowhere 
2. Diskord - Pass The Baton 
3. Diskord - Shivering, As We Shed Our Hides 
4. Diskord - Cogged Pother 
5. Atvm - Cancer 
6. Atvm - Morphine 
Official release date - July 12th, 2024

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https://www.facebook.com/DiskordNorway
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Thank you so much for your time! Kunal Choksi Label owner Transcending Obscurity Mumbai, India


New lyric video from DISTORTED FORCE ("HELLBROTH" out from "ANGELIC BLOODSHED" album) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fMjRvdu-8ec

Distorted Force is a band with a very weird approach to composition. Being in the substance of progressive metal implies long length tracks, unstable structure, and a lot of changes in a song's general atmosphere. In recent years the band moves musically in the heavy/progressive area. They started in Thessaloniki, Greece in 2008.
In the beginning of 2010 Distorted Force started their discography with a homonymous EP. A year later they released "A Dead Man's Dream" showing obvious influences from Porcupine Tree and Anathema.
The line-up changed and "Depersonalization" was out in 2012 with much heavier sound, that keeps up to date. In January 2013, "Fields in Desolation" was released, characterized by progressive metal elements which were about to increase over the next years. In December of 2014, the album "Taken by Force" paved the same progressive metal course that was carved in their previous albums. The next full-length album “Curves of Sidereal Cosmos” was the band's first concept album and was released in May 2018, followed by flattering reviews from the music press all over the world.
Distorted Force have been performing live shows all over Greece and Europe since 2008.
On June 10th, 2023, the band released their seventh album “Angelic
Bloodshed” via French Soman Records. This is considered to be the heaviest so far.
https://www.facebook.com/DistortedForce

MY SILENT WAKE – “LOST IN MEMORIES, LOST IN GRIEF”

13.4.2024 News My Silent WakeLabel: Ardua Music
Release date: may 3rd 2024
Genre: Epic/Doom Metal
For fans of: Paradise Lost | Novembers Doom | My Dying Bride | Atlantean Kodex
Even in the soft, surrounding darkness behind the walls of sleep, my memories consume me. A tableau of frozen moments, flickering images upon the lightless screen behind my eyes. Each one is perfect in its terrible, aching beauty; the pain honed again to a gleaming, cutting edge that the forgetful hours of daylight had just begun to dull. Here in dreams I break once more, but in that breaking I see past, precious days as new and I would not trade that bittersweet agony for a thousand years of peaceful, silent slumber…
It has been four years since My Silent Wake gifted us with a full length album, but with Lost In Memories, Lost In Grief, their twelfth such endeavour, they have offered up treasures enough for every day of those intervening years and many more to come. There is a sense of homecoming, of acquaintance renewed in the melancholy chord progressions that touch the heart with such honesty and openness, but there is also a fresh excitement to be found in vibrant songs like opener ‘The Liar And The Fool’. There is a new energy bubbling beneath the wistful guitar lines and the haunting atmosphere, a sense that My Silent Wake are exploring new territories and beginning new chapters in their storied career. In the past the band have walked two separate paths, their albums being either dark, towering edifices of powerful doom/death metal or more experimental creations – ambient, acoustic and touched by folklore and history. With Lost In Memories, Lost In Grief there seems to have been a magical blurring of boundaries between the two worlds, with ghosts slipping across the thresholds. While songs like ‘Wolf’, with its twisting guitar motifs, ‘The Last Lullaby’ – rife with the dark radiance and emotional power that characterises My Silent Wake’s music – and the staggering ‘No Time’, it’s notes held like dying breaths with time stretching out between them, are undeniably, magnificently heavy, they also possess an earthy majesty, a regal nature not bound to finery or fripperies but to the ancient spirit of the forest and the soil, a sense of history that links them to the fragile enchantments of albums like 2020s Damnum Per Saeculorum. With its telling keyboard presence, emotive vocals steeped in sorrow and tinged with desperation, windswept riffs and singing guitar melodies, Lost In Memories, Lost In Grief may well be the most vibrant, beautifully realised, complete My Silent Wake album to date.
Recorded, mixed and mastered predominately at Priory Recording Studios by Greg Chandler (Ungfell, Indesinence, Esoteric etc) with additional work being completed at Hollow Hearth by the band’s own Simon Bibby, Lost In Memories… is blessed with a sound rich in texture, that captures the palpable emotion and unquestionable integrity which shines from every note. In the track ‘The Liar And The Fool’ you will hear the words “I cannot see this ending well…escape while you can”, but when Ardua Music release Lost In Memories, Lost In Grief on May 3rd, adorned in the evocative artwork of Matthew Vickerstaff (Cradle Of Filth, My Dying Bride, Mayhem etc), you will never want to leave My Silent Wake’s kingdom of twilight shadows and star dusted skies.
Line-up:
Ian Arkley – Guitar/Ebow/Growled and semi spoken-word vox
Addam Westlake - Bass Guitar
Gareth Arlett – Drums
Simon Bibby – Yamaha Reface YC organ / Clean vox / Whispers
https://www.arduamusic.com/
www.facebook.com/MySilentWake/

Hungarian Black/Death Metal outfit EXODIKON dives deep into the abyss with their new music video, "Untermensch," from their critically acclaimed album "CHAOSOPHILIA," out now via Wormholedeath (International) and H-Music (Hungary).
"Chaosophilia" is a sonic exploration of the darkest corners of the human mind, traversing themes of existential struggle, bipolarity, and the inherent absurdity of life. The album is not a concept record in the traditional sense, but rather an anthology, a journey through the chaos that resides within us all, brilliantly captured by the album's cover art by Bence Száraz.
13.4.2024 News ExodikonFor those who have ever grappled with the weight of being and dared to contemplate the possibility of nothingness, "Chaosophilia" is a record that speaks directly to your soul. Prepare to drown in the depths of your despair, witness the hedonistic oblivion of others, and embrace the restless yearning for meaning. Feel the flames of existence consume you, witness the agonizing birth pangs of an incomplete soul, and surrender to the intoxicating allure of freedom. Let go of the fleeting nature of existence and shed a tear for the suffering of your fellow man. This is "Chaosophilia" - eight songs woven into a single tapestry of sonic chaos.
"Chaosophilia" (English Version) available here: https://orcd.co/chaosophilia
Line-up:
Attila István Hekele - Drums
Ferenc Pósfai - Guitar
Gábor Dávid Borhidi - Guitar/vocals
József Pósfai - Bass/vocals
www.exodikon.com
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13.4.2024 News Golgotha We are delighted to announce that Spain's revered monarchs of melodic doom/death metal, GOLGOTHA, have joined forces with dread dealers in darkness, Ardua Music for the release of their forthcoming sixth full length studio album, entitled Spreading THE WINGS OF HOPE...

Featuring eight momentous tracks, laden with portent and powerful emotion and mixed and mastered to perfection by Javier Fernández (Avulsed, Holycide, TodoMal), Spreading The Wings Of Hope will be released on CD and cassette formats by Ardua Music on June 14th, adorned in vivid, compelling artwork. This album sees Golgotha scaling new peaks of creative endeavour and weaving some of the most captivating musical spells of their career to date. Fans of the very finest heart-rending heaviness should prepare to experience absolute melancholic, melodic magnificence!
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https://www.facebook.com/GolgothaOfficialBand

ANTHROPOPHAGUS DEPRAVITY – “DEMONIC PARADISE”

13.4.2024 News Anthropophagus DepravityLabel: Comatose Music
Release date: june 21st 2024
Genre: Brutal Death Metal
For fans of: Devangelic | Immolation | Cryptopsy | Incantation
Beneath the burning skies the moment of victory arrives. As endless squadrons of spiralling devils, the infernal legions upon the wing, tear through the clouds of flame and sulphur, the last angel, his face a mask of agonised bewilderment, gasps out a final prayer, a final plea to the absent Father. Golden ichor cascades over the jagged brimstone outcrop on which he lies with broken wings in brilliant, golden streams. The light fades from his eyes and a cacophony of screams rends the ash filled air, a billion blistered throats howl in bestial triumph and the Fallen turn their collective gaze upwards towards heights so long unseen. Far above, the gates of the Silver City stand open and unguarded. The conflict of aeons is over, the scales of balance toppled forever and the infinite realms of reality are become a Demonic Paradise!
Following on from the pulverising attack of their debut album Apocalypto, Indonesia’s Athropophagus Depravity have returned with a new collection of terror inducing hymns of horror - Demonic Paradise! The band have taken the chilling atmosphere and bludgeoning violence of Apocalypto and elevated it to new levels of intricate performance and accomplished brutality. Beginning with the shocking, instantaneous assault of ‘The Obscure Realm’- frenzied and frantic, yet delivered with a wicked precision - Demonic Paradise takes the listener on a thrilling gore-ride of total devastation. This album is a tour de force of brutal death metal, an absolute master class in sonic savagery. From the lurching malevolence of ‘Malicious Catastrophe’, a staggering animated corpse made sound, formed from rotten flesh, insatiable hunger and devilish intent to the ogre-march of ‘Preaching Above Depravity’ and the titanic title track - a towering pinnacle amongst mighty monoliths of destruction - Demonic Paradise is a veritable flailing machine of a thousand blades, dicing, dissecting and devouring. Even fans that immersed themselves neck deep  in the blood and entrails of Apocalypto will be shocked by everything that Anthropophagus Depravity have achieved with Demonic Paradise. With its awesome array of riffs, violently expressive vocals and torrents of rhythmic annihilation this album is truly a monstrous edifice to behold!
For a second time Anthropophagus Depravity will march shoulder to shoulder with the princes of perversity, the barons of brutality - Comatose Music. Together they will bring Demonic Paradise to a trembling world on June 21st. Complete with the dark and glorious artwork of Timbul Cahyono (Massacre, Nocturnus AD, Terrorizer etc) and blessed again with the unholy mixing and mastering necromancy of Indra Cahya, whose poisonous spells infused Apocalypto with such horrendous hostility. Prepare to offer your souls upon the altar of Anthropophagus Depravity once again and celebrate with them the birth of a new kingdom, a new principality of torment - a Demonic Paradise!
Line-up:
Pandu Herlambang - Vocals
Eko Aryo Widodo - Guitar
Yohanes Widiasmoro - Bass
Sahrul Ramadhan - Drums
https://www.comatosemusic.com/
https://www.facebook.com/AnthropophagusDepravity

Polish pagan black death metal veterans NORTH announce their return with a brand new EP, "WE ARE, WE REMAIN…”, set for release on 29 April 2024 via Pagan Records in standard jewel case CD and Digital versions.
Pre-orders for "We Are, We Remain…" are available now: https://tinyurl.com/rb7swu6m
This highly anticipated release marks North's triumphant return after a recording break, and the beginning of a prolific new chapter for the band. "We are happy to cooperate with Pagan Records again," says the band. "After a long break, we're excited to finally unleash a torrent of new material we've been working on relentlessly."
North haven't been idle during their time away. They've been composing, rehearsing, and delivering electrifying live performances, all while crafting a full-length album and stockpiling enough songs for future releases. 
"We Are, We Remain…" serves as a potent reintroduction for North. This 32-minute-long EP, featuring a mix of brand new tracks, a re-recorded classic “Hymn to Winter” (from the debut ‘92 demo) and a Bathory cover, showcases the band's signature sound – a blend of pagan black metal and death metal fury, delivered with powerful Polish lyrics. Thematically, the EP delves into pagan lore and history, drawing inspiration from the works of 19th-century Polish poet Roman Zmorski, a figurehead of the "black romanticism" movement.
Established in 1992, North are veterans of the Polish black and extreme metal scene with five full-lengths under their belts - they're known to be one of the co-creators of the Polish Black Metal wave of the early 1990s.
With "We Are, We Remain…" North promises a ferocious and evocative return to form. This is just the beginning – stay tuned for more punishing new music from North.
13.4.2024 News NORTHNorth is:
Sirkis - Guitars, Vocals
Helldriver - Drums 
Marth - Guitars
Greg - Bass
Track Listing:
1. Czas By Powstali / It”s Time For Them Arise
2. Stulecia We Krw / Centuries In Blood
3. Horda Duchów / Horde Of Ghosts
4. Hymn to Winter 
5. A Fine Day To Die (Bathory cover)
https://www.pagan-records.com
https://www.facebook.com/paganrecords
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Horror Pain Gore Death Productions are set to release the new album from Virginia's blistering old school Death Metal destroyers HUMAN INFECTIONGRAVESITE is now up for pre-order and will be released May 3rd on CD and Digital formats along with merch.

For fans of : Cannibal Corpse, Suffocation, Morbid Angel, Hate Eternal, Krisiun, Obituary, Skeletal Remains, Vader and Deicide.
Horror Pain Gore Death Productions welcome Human Infection to the roster with a deluxe edition of their third album Gravesight! Human Infection were formed in Roanoke, Virginia in 2009 and play classic Death Metal with a modern twist. This revamped edition of Gravesight features a brand new remaster courtesy of guitarist Jeremiah Tuck, giving the album a fuller and more powerful sound. Human Infection also have comissioned legendary Spanish artist Juanjo Castellano (Coffins, Ribspreader, Rottrevore) for breath-taking new artwork, as well as all four tracks from the band's 2016 promo are included as bonus material. Spread the infection!
13.4.2024 News HUMAN INFECTIONTrack Listing:
1. Exalted Through Suffering
2. In Crypts Of Holiness
3. Wounds Devour You
4. Artificial Abyss
5. Embrace Perfection
6. Beckoned From The Grieving Sun
7. Laserskull Suicide (Gravesight)
8. The Weavers Of Lunacy
9. In The Dreaming Eye
10. My Barren Soul
11. Enrapturing The Divine
12. The Fractured Light
13. Sovereign To Obscurity
14. In The Dreaming Eye (2016 Promo)
15. The Fractured Light (2016 Promo)
16. Artificial Abyss (2016 Promo)
17. Enrapturing The Divine (2016 Promo)
www.youtube.com/user/horrorpaingoredeath/videos
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Seattle (WA) - Melodic Death Metal quartet VERITERAS has joined forces with No Clean Singing for the exclusive premiere of forthcoming album, THE DARK HORIZON! Stream the album at the link below!

https://www.nocleansinging.com/2024/04/08/an-ncs-album-premiere-and-a-review-veriteras-the-dark-horizon/
VERITERAS is set to release its sophomore full-length album, The Dark Horizon, on April 11.
Pre-order: https://veriteras.bandcamp.com/album/the-dark-horizon
In support of the album VERITERAS will be hitting the road with Finland's Event Relentless for the nine-city "PNW U.S. Tour!" Dates are as follows:
4/18 Bellingham, WA @ The Shakedown
4/19 Bremerton, WA @ The Charleston
4/20 Spokane, WA @ Jackson Street Bar
4/21 Richland, WA @ Ray's Golden Lion
4/23 Boise, ID @ The Shredder
4/24 Bend, OR @ Silver Moon Brewery
4/25 Portland, OR @ Mano Occulta
4/26 Olympia, WA @ The Crypt
4/27 Seattle, WA @ The Funhouse
13.4.2024 News VERITERASTrack Listing:
1 - Certainty
2 - Celestial Darkness
3 - Abyss
4 - Last Rites
5 - Sanctuary
6 - Manufactured Dreams
7 - Blinding
8 - Retrograde
9 - Light in the Darkness
"The Dark Horizon really leans in on our old school melodic death metal roots, and as a result has a more blackened melodic death metal sound compared to our previous release, Shadow of Death. There's more tremelo picking, more blast beats, but still holding on to a very melodic core. We're very happy with how the album ended up, and we grew a ton through the process. The songwriting is more mature, the lyrics are stronger because Sean wrote most of them instead of me, the musicianship is better, and the mix is fantastic. We're all super excited to be sharing this album with the world, and hope you enjoy listening to it as much as we enjoyed making it!"- Santtu Winter (Veriteras)
Album Credits:
Music written and arranged by Santtu Winter and Veriteras. 
Songs "Retrograde" and "Blinding" written and arranged by Sean Osterberg and Santtu Winter.
Lyrics by Sean Osterberg and Santtu Winter. Bass written and recorded by Matthew Kirkwold at Meow Sounds. 
Solos written and recorded by Major Bruno (first solo on "Sanctuary"), Eligio Tapia (second solo on "Sanctuary"), and Adonis Reed-Boulos ("Blinding"). 
Vocals on "Light in the Darkness" by Maria Mannisto. Tambourine performed by Jeff Smith (bassist emeritus and first-chair tambourinist).
Recorded by Don Gunn at The Office Studio in Seattle in July 2023.
Mixed and Mastered by Dan Swanö at Unisound Studio in Germany between August and November 2023.
Album artwork by Sean Osterberg.
Bio:
Veriteras is an old-school melodic death metal band based in Seattle, Washington (U.S.). Formed in 2018, they are inspired by the Scandinavian melodic death scene (early-era In Flames, Dark Tranquillity, Kalmah, etc.), and strive to write heavy songs with powerful and memorable melodies. After releasing two EPs in 2020 (Banished) and 2021 (Citadel), they debuted their first LP Shadow of Death in 2022, and toured Finland in support of the album. Now they are proud to present their follow-up LP, The Dark Horizon, in April 2024.
Line-up:
Santtu Winter: Guitar
Sean Osterberg: Guitar and Vocals
Jason Gooselaw: Drums
Major Bruno: Bass
https://www.facebook.com/VeriterasMetal

13.4.2024 News GHOST ON MARSRome (IT) - Italian Progressive Metal quintet GHOST ON MARS has released the official video for "They," the second single from forthcoming album, Out of Time and Space. Check it out at  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wHLS8ifUDhE
FFO: Pain of Salvation, Leprous, Katatonia, Evergrey, The Contortionist,and Soen
"They" is also available on the following platform: https://ghostonmars.bandcamp.com/track/they
Ghost on Mars is set to release its full-length debut album, Out of Time and Space, on CD and digital formats on May 3 via Willowtip Records!
Ghost on Mars combines dark and melancholic atmospheres with metal traditions, recreating their personal approach to prog metal..
The songs are inspired by films, books and stories belonging to the science fiction and horror cultures: The Mist, They Live, The Revenant, I Robot, Dylan Dog, Rec, Arrival...
Pre-order:
https://ghostonmars.bandcamp.com/album/out-of-time-and-space
https://www.willowtip.com/releases/details/ghost-on-mars-out-of-time-and-space.aspx
Track Listing:
1. Beyond the Mist
2. Quarantine
3. They
4. Carbon Skin
5. Nocturnal
6. That Time I Saw The Moon
7. Under a Crescent Moon
8. Back from the Dead
9. Back to Life
10. Lost Signal
Credits:
Out of Time and Space was produced by Ghost on Mars.
Recorded, mixed and mastered by Alex Di Nunzio (Francesco Di Giacomo, Astra) at NMG Recording Studios in 2022 and 2023.
Album art by Simon Bossert
Line-up:
Moreno Sangermano: Lead and backing vocals.
Fabio Valentini: Rhythm, clean and classic guitars.
Andrea Mataloni: Rhythm, lead and clean guitars.
Valerio Lippera: Bass.
Andrea Alberati: Drums.
https://www.willowtip.com/home.aspx
https://www.facebook.com/ghostonmars/

Malconfort, with members of Sea Mosquito and Amaltheia, have created a refreshing form of music which will make you sit up and wonder about it. It bears influences of black metal but clearly it's so much more than that. It's best to experience it for yourself. There's an official video which can be found https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zA9GtZp4xsg and another song https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kplaMhWVQDU to satisfy your curiosity some more.
MALCONFORT – “HUMANISM”
13.4.2024 News MALCONFORTFor fans of - Virus, Ved Buens Ende, Oranssi Pazuzu, Sea Mosquito, Gruzja, Deathspell Omega
With a name inspired by a Deathspell Omega song, it would only be right to expect something out of the ordinary from this UK based experimental black metal band, but Malconfort have dismantled the very fabric of the genre on their debut album. They've rendered it almost irrelevant with their take on it. With members of Sea Mosquito and Amaltheia in their lineup, they're able to navigate around the music and seem to have a fair idea of what they are doing. And yet, they have managed to do something altogether different, something refreshing and liberating, perhaps even far removed from the core values of the genre itself. But that is exactly what makes it so special. They've seamlessly infused elements of free-form jazz, progressive and atmospheric music and changed the very composition of it. The music flows unhindered, finding its own pace, tone and direction, leaving the listener in suspense and awe. There is nothing quite like it. The music wafts along assuming varying different styles while remaining largely coherent and the album comes to an end before it can get pigeonholed. Even though 'Humanism' is not your typical black metal release or a very extreme one for that matter, its character is alluring if mystifying and deserves every bit of your attention simply because of its staggering uniqueness.
Line up:
Vocals - Nuun, Kopczak
Guitars and Bass - Fas
Synths - Kopczak, Fas
Drums - Kopczak
Album artwork by Nuun Studio
Track listing:
1. Compulsion (Ecstasy)
2. Cruelty (Elation)
3. Stain (Fantasy)
4. Rage (Indulgence)
5. Carnivore (God)
6. Inertia (Condense)
Official release date - July 5th, 2024
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https://www.facebook.com/malconfortband
Thank you so much for your time! Kunal Choksi Label owner Transcending Obscurity Mumbai, India

A new force is awakening. Stretching the boundaries of consciousness. Devouring everything in its path.
Ushering in the “REAPERDAWN”, that is scheduled for a release August 9th, 2024. IN APHELION could be the ultimate extreme metal adrenalin rush. It is the euphoric, black metal brainchild of guitarist/vocalist Sebastian Ramstedt (best known as guitarist and songwriter with Necrophobic). Darker, stranger, more epic and progressive than admirers of his work were expecting, this new outlet for dark, artistic expression emerged firmly tethered to the white-knuckle viciousness of benchmark, Northern European black metal, while also exhibiting a profound affiliation with both classic, traditional heavy metal and the black magic of psychedelic repetition.
Based around a core line-up of Ramstedt (guitar/vocals), drummer Marco Prij (also Cryptosis), rhythm guitarist Johan Bergebäck (Necrophobic) and bassist Tobias Cristiansson (Necrophobic, ex-Grave…), IN APHELION have taken the uncompromising DIY route to their current status as new Century Media signees.
Stream the new single here: https://InAphelion.lnk.to/WhenAllStellarLightIsLost-SingleNe
Watch the music video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vs9iMBml6Do
“This was the first song to be written after the last album”, says Ramstedt. “It's a quite chaotic beast where the music matches the lyrics (written by former Necrophobic member Martin Halvdan) perfectly. Even though it's a short track for IN APHELION it gives the listener a taste of where the album is going. It is a first glance at a truly epic and violent album.”
The atmosphere of “Reaperdawn” is a swirling maelstrom of obsidian sparkle and iridescent grime.
Stay tuned to watch it arise!

DESASTER – “ BRINGING THE STORM TO ROTTERDAM “
13.4.2024 News DesasterA new release from the German masters of Teutonic Black/Thrash Metal is heading your way!
We have managed to unbury a fantastic live recording from Desaster’s older days: 1997, just when their groundbreaking MCD “Stormbringer” had been released! 
What you get here are live tracks from that MCD and from their debut full-length masterpiece “A Touch of Medieval Darkness”: eight tracks of boiling steel to pump into your veins!
You can now relive those magnificent times under the Teutonic banner and with great sound quality!!
This is a limited and exclusive release on vinyl only: 100 copies black vinyl and 200 on super marble silver/black vinyl.
It includes a double-sided A2 poster and a full-colour gatefold insert featuring exclusive band-pictures from that specific ’97 tour and an extensive interview done especially for this occasion!
NOW IT IS TIME TO BANG... OR BE BANGED!!!!
Please note that all our releases are exclusively distributed in the U.S. by Nuclear War Now! Productions. We urge all our U.S. customers to contact NWN! directly to obtain our products (also regarding wholesales)!
Next up on Nomad Snakepit Productions:
Alpha Omega (Swe) – “kAOs” tape 
Goatlord Corp. (Fra) – “Temple of Serpent Whores” LP/CD/tape
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Seattle (WA) - Cosmic Tech-Death/Black Metallers XOTH have announced the GALATIC GORE '24 TOUR with Atoll and Atrae Bilis! The tour launches April 17 in Eureka, CA and wraps up May 5 in Eugene, OR.

"We are excited to finally bring EXOGALACTIC to the masses as part of the Galactic Gore Tour '24 with Atoll and Atrae Bilis! Join us and bear witness as the cosmic shred turns the Western U.S. into slime! Special thanks to Continental Touring for their hard work and support in arranging this odyssey." - Xoth
Tour Dates:
4/17 - Eureka, CA @ Savage Henry**
4/18 - Nevada City, CA @ The Fern**
4/19 - Las Vegas, NV @ Sinwave**
4/20 - Kingman, AZ @ Black Bridge Brewery
4/21 - Los Angeles, CA @ Knucklehead
4/22 - Santa Cruz, CA @ The Blue Lagoon
4/23 - San Luis Obispo, CA @ Humdinger Brewing
4/25 - Portland, OR @ Twilight Cafe & Bar
4/26 - Seattle, WA @ The Funhouse
4/27 - Spokane, WA @ The Big Dipper
4/28 - Boise, ID @ The Shredder
4/29 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Aces High Saloon
4/30 - Denver, CO @ Trailside Saloon*
5/02 - El Paso, TX @ RockHouse*
5/03 - Scottsdale, AZ @ Pub Rock*
5/04 - San Francisco, CA @ Neck of the Woods**
5/05 - Eugene, OR @ John Henry’s**
* w/ Angelic Desolation
** No Atoll 
Ticketing and Info: https://www.bandsintown.com/a/10525078-xoth
13.4.2024 News XOTHDawnbreed Records released Exogalactic on November 3.
CD/Digital: https://xoth.bandcamp.com/album/exogalactic
CD (EU Version): https://www.dawnbreed.com/nl/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=3503
In partnership with Dawnbreed Records, XOTH's third triumph, Exogalactic, is an ambitious leap forward. It’s as if they've excavated musical relics from Earth's core and melded them with sounds from the far reaches of the universe. Each song is an event horizon, stirring subgenres into a timewarp of past and future sonic chaos.
Amidst the vortex of sound, the mixing sorcery of Joe Cincotta at Full Force Studio (Obituary, Suffocation) manifests an auditory odyssey and the artwork of Shindy Reehal at Shindy Design sets the tone for the voyage. Xoth is not just music; it's a journey across the celestial landscape led by
interstellar luminaries.
Since bursting forth from the cosmic ether in 2014, Seattle’s XOTH has evoked fan and critical acclaim for their innovative approach to extreme metal. 2019’s Interdimensional Invocations has become a cult classic, blending technical death metal, modern black metal, and thrash in a novel synthesis that eludes categorization.
Line-up:
Tyler Sturgill: Guitar & Vocals
Woody Adler: Guitar
Ben Bennett: Bass
Jeremy Salvo: Drums
https://www.dawnbreed.com/
https://www.facebook.com/beholdxoth

BETWEEN THE KILLINGS – “THE KILLING QUARTET VOL. 2: OMNIPOTENCE”
13.4.2024 News Between The KillingsLabel: Comatose Music
Release date: june 7th 2024
Genre: Brutal Death Metal
For fans of: Cannibal Corpse | Gorgasm | Desecration | Lividity
“…for no man shall see Me, and live.”– Exodus 33:20
A door opened in my mind and I tumbled through it, falling into a raging, black storm. The darkness poured into my mouth, filling the emptiness inside me and infusing me with purpose. Everything that had existed before that moment became meaningless; reduced to a set of fading photographs of forgotten places and faceless people. There in that room was everything that mattered…and I was transformed. I was god-like, their life held in my hands, their every desperate breath my gift to them. I was their alpha and omega. Their blood, their bone, their agony…all mine. Omnipotent in that perfect moment, my power absolute…I was not a merciful god.
The story continues, as Indiana’s Between The Killings return to their voyage through the mind of a killer and unveil The Killing Quartet Vol. 2: Omnipotence! Such is the level of aural violence that permeates every second of this new chapter that the listener is left shocked and breathless, within trembling touching distance of the chilling, soulless void that broods at the heart of those empty creatures that kill without remorse. This is death metal at its most pitiless and savage, the cascading riffs falling like knives puncturing skin, the drums an onslaught of blunt force trauma, the solos like desperate, dying screams, the bestial vocals tearing at the desecrated flesh, hungry for blood. ‘Details Of Sadistic Killings’ is an utterly frenzied assault, while the vicious precision of ‘Satisfaction Of Suffocation’ drills into your consciousness with pernicious sadism. Between The Killings tap into the original warped spirit of death metal and then drag it ever downwards into the dankest cellars, the foulest sewers, charnel pits and slaughterhouses where innocent victims depart this world, lonely, lost and afraid. Following faithfully in the gore-spattered footprints of 2022s The Killing Quartet Vol. 1: Reflections Of Murder, Omnipotence is merciless, malevolent and never meant for the light of day.
Adorned, like its predecessor, in the twisted comic artwork of Karl Dahmer (Exhumed, Gutulax, Nunslaughter etc) and mixed and mastered by Tony Tipton (Kraanium, Reap, Necrotic Disgorgement etc) at The Metal Foundry, every excoriating element of Omnipotence has been carefully, cruelly constructed to deliver the maximum damage. When Comatose Music let loose this ravening beast on June 7th the walls of sanity will be breached and the bastions of morality overrun. Horror beyond imagining awaits.
Line-up:
Braxton Keyser - Vocals
Ian Dygulski – Bass
Miles Ellegood – Lead Guitars
Von Young – Guitars
Justin Wallisch - Drums
https://www.comatosemusic.com/
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Right before embarking on their first ever Europe tour, US dissonant/technical death metal band Replicant unleashed their official video via Toilet ov Hell. The premiere can be found https://toiletovhell.com/exclusive-track-premiere-replicant-nekrotunnel/
Their new album, which expands upon their unique sound in all ways, drops this Friday - don't miss out on their masterpiece!
REPLICANT  - “INFINITE MORTALITY”
13.4.2024 News ReplicantFor fans of: Gorguts, Norse, Demilich, Negativa, Diskord, Wormed, Resin Tomb, Ulcerate, Terra Builder
After having smashed prevailing standards for the style with their unique approach on their highly lauded previous release, Replicant take things further still with their new full length, finding ways to make their music even more convoluted and impactful while retaining their trademark dissonant and catchy sound. They've found ways to add new aspects to it without hampering the momentum, constantly changing things up with the listener's body still lashing uncontrollably. The songs veer off in their own unexpected, thrilling directions while upholding the inherent semblance of groove, only to reconnect later with greater force. Things seem to add up and make sense as the album progresses, an ostensibly innocuous mechanical contraption getting constant upgrades to become potentially world-ending. There's fire in the songwriting, the members refusing to succumb to the lull of complacency and working furiously, constantly on the songs to elevate them to a rarefied category. It sees the stature of the band rising, the sound evolving methodically and convincingly, the album giving more than what could be expected from them having already established their identity, and in turn setting new standards for others yet again.
Line up
Mike Gonçalves - Vocals, Bass, Guitars
Pete Lloyd - Guitars, Synths, High-Frequency Transmissions
Itay Keren - Guitars, Vocals, Void Channels
Drums performed by James Applegate
Drum engineering, mixing, and mastering by AJ Viana at AJ Viana Productions
Additional drum editing by Tiago "Canadas" Carvalho
Cover art by Alli Tuttle
Track listing
1. Acid Mirror
2. Shrine to the Incomprehensible
3. Orgasm of Bereavement
4. Reciprocal Abandonment
5. SCN9A
6. Pain Enduring
7. Nekrotunnel
8. Dwelling on the Threshold
9. Planet of Skin
Official release date - April 12th, 2024
https://www.facebook.com/transcendingobscurityrecords
https://www.facebook.com/replicantnj
Thank you so much for your time! Kunal Choksi Label owner Transcending Obscurity Mumbai, India


NEWS 6.4 2024

Die Death Doom Punks sind zurück! Seit 2008 hat die Band ihren ganz eigenen Stil und Sound entwickelt: Von rau und aggressiv bis düster und atmosphärisch, von wütenden Blast-Parts und D-Beats bis hin zu obskuren Doom-Passagen – ARROGANZ liefern. Für ihre Kompromisslosigkeit wird die Band von manchen gefeiert, von anderen gehasst. Dem Trio ist das scheißegal.
ARROGANZ stehen für sich selbst.
6.4.2024News ARROGANZ Die Band spielt in Sachen Musikalität, Groove und Feeling ganz oben mit und absolvierte Tourneen, Clubshows und Festivals in ganz Europa.
Mit ihrem letzten Album „Morsus“ (2020) manifestierte die Band ihr ganz eigenes musikalisches Universum.
Mit ihrem neuen Album „QUINTESSENZ“ erweitern ARROGANZ ihren musikalischen Horizont ein weiteres Mal, und schaffen es gleichzeitig ihre Essenz zu unterstreichen – sie schaffen es, ihre Old-School-Death-Metal-Wurzeln zu würdigen und fallen gleichzeitig nicht in eine eindeutige eine Kategorie.
QUINTESSENZ ist sowohl für Fans von Celtic Frost, Asphyx oder Darkthrone, als auch für Liebhaber von Napalm Death, Totenmond oder Wolfbrigade.
Poser, lasst die Finger von diesem Material! Das ist authentische Musik!
Das sind ARROGANZ – Death Doom Punks!
Die erste Single „Dungeon Soul“ ab sofort online!
Hier geht’s zum Video:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9kx0ZT-Q38M
Die Band über den Song:
„Lasst uns mit DUNGEON SOUL, dem kürzesten Song auf QUINTESSENZ beginnen! Auf musikalischer Ebene zeigt er unsere Liebe zur Musik von Bands wie ASPHYX genauso, wie unsere Vorliebe für D-Beat-Geballer von Bands wie WOLFBRIGADE oder ähnlichen – kombiniert mit langsamen Thrash-Metal-Riffs und einem epischen Bass-Solo am Ende. Und nun ja, die Texte? Lest sie selbst, liebt sie oder verzweifelt dran! Nur eine Sache dazu: Grüße gehen an EYEHATEGOD, denn ‘I hate god, too!’. Dreht diesen Bastard so laut auf, wie ihr könnt!“
„Quintessenz“ wird am 24ten Mai 2024 via SUPREME CHAOS RECORDS erscheinen und kann ab sofort hier vorbestellt werden: https://arroganz.supremechaos.com/

AORYST- "RELICS OF TIME"
erscheint am 02. Mai! Das Thrash Metal Gewitter, welches sich seit geraumen im Raum Osnabrück zusammenbraut nimmt weiter Form an! Am 02. Mai wird das Debut Album von AORYST, welches den Titel "Relics Of Time" trägt, erscheinen! Enthalten sind über die Spielzeit von knapp 45 Minuten 8 einzigartige und fesselnde Songs auf der Basis von schnellem Thrash Metal mit einer kleinen Dosis Death und Classic Metal. Aufgenommen und produziert wurde das Album von Jörg Uken im Soundlodge Recordings, welcher zudem auch noch die Drums eingespielt hat. Mittlerweile wurde das Line-Up auf dieser Position durch Dominik Schlüter (Mourning Caress) komplettiert. Wer auf technisch versierten Thrash mit harschem Gesang steht, sollte Augen und Ohren offen halten.
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6.4.2024News Cultus SanbguineCULTUS SANGUINE
 and My Kingdom Music will celebrate the 30th anniversary of the band's first release with the vinyl reissue of their 3 full-length albums "SHADOWS' BLOOD""THE SUM OF ALL FEARS" and "DUST ONCE ALIVE".
But that's not all: we will release the celebration box "THROUGH THE YEARS OF SOMBRE (XXX ANNIVERSARY)" which will include the 3 vinyl albums in special format and a live album titled "Live At Midnight Club" recorded in Milan in 2021 in digipak format as well as extra stuff (t-shirt, biography, bag, poster).
 CULTUS SANGUINE have lived these 3 decades in an always original and personal way representing a cult act for many Doom, Gothic and Black Metal fans all over the world. 
Now we release a true musical manifesto, a sound testimony of the history of Italian Extreme music, 3 albums, a box that will contain the 3 vinyls as in a treasure chest as well as extra musical and non-musical material, a unique work worthy of the band in question, CULTUS SANGUINE!
The LP's can be ordered at: https://t.ly/kTGf1
while the box "Through The Years Of Sombre (XXX Anniversary)" at: https://shorturl.at/dFGH0
https://linktr.ee/mykingdommusic

TALES OF WOE, the album from Dutch black metal band CODEX MORTIS, tells about an evil spirit that tortures a man through demonic possession and mind control. With horrific visions of its previous victims, the evil spirit tries to turn the man into a murderer. The man escapes its hold by taking his own life, as a desperate attempt to end the circle of terror...
CODEX MORTIS has unveiled part of this chilling narrative with the album's first single, "Capricious Disembodied Villain." Watch the lyric video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gI4nDC1Y3F8
Black Lion Records will release Tales of Woe on June 21. Pre-order/pre-save the album at https://snd.click/Codexmortis
In Tales of Woe, a harrowing history filled with injustice, agony, violence, and death unfolds as a tortured soul, the antagonist of the story, finds itself in an undying state, compelled to inflict suffering and death upon others trying to undo its own misery. It describes the troubles of its latest victim, the protagonist, as he is possessed and haunted by horrid visions.
6.4.2024News CODEX MORTISTracklist:
1. Forsaken
2. Capricious Disembodied Villain
3. Chosen
4. Trenched in Blood
5. Fire Screams and Death
6. It Dies with Me
The album was mixed and mastered by Björnström Ljud & Produktion. Artwork by Vladimir 'Smerdulak' Chebakov.
CODEX MORTIS is a Dutch Black Death Metal band with explosive and hypnotic skull-crushing music that will haunt you into the afterlife.
Incorporating the influences of the 90s, CODEX MORTIS crafts a sonic landscape characterized by ferocious speed and an abyssal depth, with each arrangement a relentless devouring sound.
Stream CODEX MORTIS on Spotify and Apple Music.
CODEX MORTIS is:
Vocals by Dirk Willems
Lyrics by Jos Schilder
Drums by Michiel van der Plicht
Guitars by Arjan van Dune
Bass by Mathieu Westerveld
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OSDM thrashers ASSIMILATOR will hit the road this summer in preparation for the release of their newest EP, EXPELLED INTO SUFFERING. The band will be joined by blackened death metallers THRONE for this 8-date US tour.
Tour dates are as follows:
6/1 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Green Beacon Gallery
6/2 - Philadelphia, PA @ Century
6/3 - Brooklyn, NY @ Kingsland
6/4 - Buffalo, NY @ Amy's Place
6/5 - Cleveland, OH @ No Class
6/6 - Cincinnati, OH @ Legends
6/7 - Louisville, KY @ Never Say Die
6/8 - Indianapolis, IN @ Black Circle
6.4.2024News ASSIMILATORThe band recently signed with Horror Pain Gore Death Productions for the release of Expelled into Suffering. The EP marks a return to the band's death metal roots and delivers a focused old-school attack drawing inspiration from the established pillars of extreme metal while enhancing their signature edge with a dirtier brand of the New Wave of American Death Metal.
ASSIMILATOR is unafraid to push the beyond and unapologetic for striving further. The band invites you to indulge in this raw and intense experience as they pursue the dark and the heavy.
EXPELLED INTO SUFFERING is set for release on June 21. The EP will be available for pre-order on May 21 via Horror Pain Gore Death Productions.
Tracklisting:
1) Expelled into Suffering
2) Nocturnal Forge
3) Changeling
4) I Am
Artwork for Expelled into Suffering by Karl Dahmer (Dahmer Art).
Stream ASSIMILATOR's self-titled debut album at https://assimilatormetal.bandcamp.com/album/assimilator
"Blend of Gothenberg melodeath with a dirtier breed of US thrash metal" - Decibel Magazine 
Hard-hitting and unrelenting, ASSIMILATOR comes storming out of Indiana with a powerful sound and a taste for touring the underground metal scene. The band is rapidly building a name for themselves as road warriors grinding across the country in the name of the next sick show.
ASSIMILATOR is comprised of veterans from the Midwest death metal scene and, are from a different sonic ancestry from many of their contemporaries. Calling back to a time when speed and brutality went hand in hand, offering blackened riffs to the metal gods.
ASSIMILATOR has completed three tours across 14 states, played Full Terror Assault, and opened for the likes of Deicide, Obituary, and Suicide Silence to name a few. This is a band who are striving to deliver the complete package with the drive to achieve what they desire.
ASSIMILATOR is:
Tim Kenefic: guitar and vocals
David Sueoka: bass and vocals 
Tyler Witte: drums
Noah Werner: guitar
https://www.horrorpaingoredeath.com/
https://www.facebook.com/assimilatormetal

PARACRONA – “SUN GOD”
PARACRONA, born from the chance meeting of Ringo Christiaan Van Droffelaar and Øystein Hansen at Wacken Open Air in 2007, melds artistic vision with melodic intensity. Hailing from the Netherlands and Norway, these diverse talents, bonded by a love for metal music, embarked on a musical journey that redefined their artistry.
Their collaboration ignited in Oslo a few months later, intertwined Øystein's seasoned guitar expertise, honed in bands like Fortid, with Ringo's fervor for expression and songwriting finesse. The recording odyssey for "Sun God" began in the fall of 2016, resulting in a sonic exploration traversing metal styles, termed affectionately as "Titanium" or "Quantum Realism Metal."
Themes of spiritual growth and societal struggle infuse their lyrics, encapsulating real-life chapters within each track. Despite hurdles, including Ringo's battle with cancer in 2021, collaborations with professionals like Baard Kolstad and Fredrik Nordstrøm added finesse to their sound.
Live performances feature a talented roster, enhancing the experience. PARACRONA's album release concert at Cosmopolite Scene in Oslo, featuring Blood Red Throne and Omnia Moritur, epitomized dedication to an unforgettable scene experience.
PARACRONA transcends being just a band; it's a collective embodiment of resilience, passion, and artistic innovation. Join their journey, witness their sonic tapestry, and immerse yourself in the power of their music.
6.4.2024News PARACRONATracklist
1. New Impurity
2. Carry the Cross
3. Thriller
4. Sun God
5. Mendacious
6. River of Pain
7. Therefore I Move the Time
8. Gates of Immortality
9. Reasons 

Line up:
Ringo Christiaan Van Droffelaar - vocals
Øystein Hansen - lead guitar
Audun Melby - rhythm guitar
Laszlo Juhos - drums
Gregg Roland Schneider - bass

www.youtube.com/@PARACRONA
www.facebook.com/Paracrona


New Jersey-based doom project DRIFT INTO BLACK is set to release their fifth full-length album, VOICES BENEATH THE RUBBLE. This highly anticipated album follows the band's 2022 release, Earthtorn.
After two years dedicated to writing and recording, the band is ready to unveil their eagerly awaited new creation. This monumental offering serves as a concept album, showcasing the band's evolution as musicians and storytellers. With Voices Beneath the Rubble, DRIFT INTO BLACK delivers a sonic journey that traverses a range of emotions.
The band is celebrating their forthcoming magnum opus by sharing the captivating music video for the album's title track. Stream "Voices Beneath the Rubble" at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=072Tuy1AhSA
The song is also streaming on Spotify and Apple Music.
Black Lion Records will release Voices Beneath the Rubble on June 28. Pre-order/pre-save the album at https://orcd.co/voices-beneath-the-rubble
Drawing inspiration from the likes of Candlemass, My Dying Bride, Paradise Lost, and Amorphis, DRIFT INTO BLACK's sound is a fusion of gothic doom, traditional heavy metal, and some progressive elements, all imbued with emotional depth. With Voices Beneath the Rubble, DRIFT INTO BLACK has created their most immersive album to date.
6.4.2024News DRIFT INTO BLACKTracklist:
1. The Horns of Despair
2. In Turmoil
3. The Great Machine
4. Voices Beneath the Rubble
5. Last Hope
6. Forever King
7. Blood Storm
8. What's Left In The Fire
9. Turning Of The Tide
10. December
Originally from Sayreville New Jersey, DRIFTED INTO BLACK started their journey into doom metal in 2018 as a one-man band masterminded by Craig Rossi (ex-Grey Skies Fallen). Bassist/guitarist Paul Laplaca and drummer Klemen Markelj joined as official members after the band's third release. With each release, DRIFT INTO BLACK continues to evolve sonically by touching on many different metal genres while still holding on to their doom roots.
DRIFT INTO BLACK is:
Craig Rossi–  Vocals, guitars, keyboards
Paul LaPlaca - Bass, guitars, keyboards
Klemen Markelj - Drums
www.facebook.com/blacklionrecordsswe
www.facebook.com/driftintoblack

SHAMASH – “DONE WITH MISERY (NOS PERGAMOS IN DOMINE SALUTEUM)”
6.4.2024News ShamashLabel: Rottweiler Records
Release date: june 14th 2024

Genre: Melodic Death Metal/Metalcore
For fans of: Darkest Hour | In Flames | Shadows Fall | Dvne

The new album from Malaysia’s Shamash has been hovering on the horizon in tantalising fashion since late 2021. Whispers and rumours of its release have circulated on social media and several songs have dropped, heightening the anticipation for the album to nigh on unbearable levels for the band’s loyal fans. Well, now the interminable wait is nearly over and the follow up to the critically acclaimed Suffering Servant EP - described by HM Magazine as ‘a beautiful, melodic progressive metal record’ – is finally upon us! Featuring ten tracks of sublime melodic metal, that masterfully blend abrasive aggression and soaring melody with an array of imaginative, inventive musical influences, Done With Misery (Nos Pergamos In Domine Saluteum) is the proverbial gift that was well worth waiting for…
There are many bands on the modern metal scene that juxtapose shuddering heaviness and heart lifting melody, but few, if any, that do it in the utterly accomplished, breathtaking fashion of Shamash. From Done With Misery…’s first track, the triumphant metal anthem that is ‘Not By My Heart’, Shamash’s deft and dextrous weaving of musical elements is immediately apparent. And yet that outstanding opening barrage is just the first step on a path that is littered with sonic treasures, as Done With Misery… grows and develops with each passing minute, revealing more and more of the band’s adventurous song writing and passionate performances. The album’s title track is vibrant, infused with life and encompasses the overwhelming feeling that Shamash’s music is a bulwark against the trials and tribulations of life – that this band will walk with you through the darkness, holding your head up as the flood waters rise, stand with you, braced for impact, as each tragedy on our journey through this vale of tears hits. ‘The Missionary’ delivers full on metallic fury, with guest appearances from Pathos and Asaph of Symphony Of Heaven and Bryce Maopolski of Brotality, while single ‘Take Me As I Am’ ignites with a fantastic, driving rhythm that is instantly addictive. ‘In Memoriam’ blends power and aching melody in a manner that is simply beautiful and the dramatic concluding pairing of ‘War For Jerusalem’ and ‘The Return Of Al Masih’ bind their bludgeoning brutality in silver threads of exotic musicality and unfettered creativity. There are so many highlights on Done With Misery (Nos Pergamos In Domine Saluteum), so much to discover. This is an album of stunning scope and depth that unveils something new with each successive listen.
When Rottweiler Records release the glorious technicolour explosion of vivid, vital strength and defiance that is Done With Misery… on June 14th, complete with a vibrant, energised final mix and master, courtesy of Derek Corzine (Symphony Of Heaven, Testimony Of Apocalypse, Scarlet Oath etc) and some outstanding, evocative artwork, then every moment of the years of its creation will be justified. For those who find their way to its door, Done With Misery… will become a special album that will travel with them as the years pass. This is contemporary, melodic, aggressive metal at its very, very best.
Line-up:
Andre Chiang – Vocals/Guitar
Darren Teh – Vocals/Bass
Alexaander J. Martin – Lead Guitar

https://www.rottweilerrecords.com/
https://www.facebook.com/mymetalservant

In 2022 GUTRECTOMY released their latest album "MANIFESTATION OF HUMAN SUFFERING" via Blood Blast Distribution (Believe/Nuclear Blast) and Amputated Vein Records.

The sheer intensity and musical finesse of the album established the band as a
band as a permanent fixture in the scene.

They graced prestigious European stages and entertained audiences at festivals such as Summer Breeze Open Air, Party.San Metal Open Air and Deathfeast Open Air (all in Germany) and the Nice To Eat You Festival (Czech  Republic), Fall In The Brawl (UK) and the Herrie Festival (Netherlands).
Furthermore they have also played countless unforgettable gigs in clubs all over Europe, most recently with their successful "Echoes Of Brutality" headlining tour in January 2024. Gutrectomy's unstoppable energy and cross-genre virtuosity continue to cement their position a dominant force in the world of extreme music.
https://linktr.ee/gutrectomy

DYING VICTIMS PRODUCTIONS is proud to present the highly anticipated sxith album of Germany’s LUCIFUGEHEXENSABBAT, on CD and vinyl LP formats.
6.4.2024News LUCIFUGESince 2016, LUCIFUGE have been steadily perfecting an addicting style of blackened speed metalpunk, all guided by the iron fist of mainman Equinox. Come 2021’s fourth full-length Infernal Power, Equinox expanded LUCIFUGE to a full lineup, and it paid off in spades: the band’s first album under the banner of DYING VICTIMS capped this signature sound with power and aplomb, exuding a new professionalism that somehow sounded dirtier than ever.
However, it was 2023’s Monoliths of Wrath where LUCIFUGE further spit-shined their sound and took it in a newer but no-less-parallel direction: classic, ripping-FAST thrash of ‘80s gods Sodom, Kreator, Exodus, and of course Slayer. Thankfully, LUCIFUGE keep that sonic shift going with their sixth full-length, Hexensabbat. Ditching more its predecessor’s complex song structures, Hexensabbat heaves toward the gates of Hell with a greasy gallop that brings back a bit of the black while honoring the nether-realms of still-stuck-in-the-‘80s thrash and speed metal. True, those aforementioned gods still hold a place in LUCIFUGE’s current sound, but more so can one detect the likes of Exciter, Razor, Iron Angel, and even later ‘80s Gang Green, the Exploited, and Crumbsuckers. Put another way, if Monoliths of Wrath was spiritually akin to a Combat Records release, then Hexensabbat would definitely come out on Combat Core, so straightforward and rancorous is its all-pistons-pumping surge. Plus, more than a bit of LUCIFUGE’s old-school grit is back in full force, which makes the album’s slightly melodic-yet-malevolent riffing sound majestic – and, most importantly, not render Hexensabbat a total retro retread.
Leaner, meaner, and keeping the 1987 faith alive, LUCIFUGE command you to honor the Hexensabbat!
Line-up:
Equinox - everything
From Bremen, Germany
Artwork: Kerbcrawlerghost
Release date: 24th May2024
Release info:
Regular edition on black vinyl, with noble embossed cover sleeve, insert, poster, sticker, postcard and download code.
Special edition on ultra clear vinyl, with noble embossed cover sleeve, insert, poster, sticker, postcard download code and patch.
CD edition with sticker, obi

www.dyingvictims.com
https://dyingvictimsproductions.bandcamp.com/

MOISSON LIVIDE - "SENT EMPÈRI GASCON"
Release date : 03 Mai 2024
Genre : True Gascon Heavy Black Metal
Origin : Gascony
Label: Antiq Label
Tracklist:
1 - La sèrp d’Isavit
2 - Sus l’arròda
3 - L’òmi xens passat
4 - Sent Empèri Gascon
5 - Passejada dolorosa
6 - A.C.A.B. (Armanhaqués Comandò Anti-Borgesòts)
7 - Caçaire d’eternitat
Duration: 44min20
MOISSON LIVIDE is a musical project from Gascony (South-west of France), blending Black, Folk, Heavy and Power Metal, created in 2022 by Darkagnan, aka Baptiste Labenne from the band Boisson Divine*.
An ideal son-in-law who took out the rubbish and said hello to the neighbours, he gradually turned to the dark side when Black Metal bands asked him to collaborate with them. His discovery of the French melodic Black Metal scene with its medieval tendencies (Véhémence, Aorlhac, Paydretz, Abduction...) ended up turning him completely inside out, so much so that his compositions naturally turned towards this style.
The result is an album called 'Sent Empèri Gascon' (Holy Gascon Empire), combining the aggression and harshness of Black Metal, the melodic quality and luminosity of Heavy/Power Metal and the folk touches of local instruments.
The long, epic tracks are never too scattered, thanks to solid structures and a cult for big choruses, despite the somewhat bizarre and contradictory musical elements (punk, military music, hunting music...).
Sung entirely in the Gascon language, the lyrics oscillate between reality and fiction, everyday life and old legends, the past and the future, the serious and the zany, with a strong rural flavour, reflecting the life and imagination of its author.
Halfway between Dissection and Rhapsody, on the road between Bas-Armagnac and Proxima Centauri, at the crossroads of medieval archaism and techno-modernist futurism, MOISSON LIVIDE is a project that condemns itself to divide listeners, in the purest Coubertin spirit, for the simple beauty of the gesture.
 "What are you saying? It's useless? I know it is! But you don't fight in the hope of success! No! No, it's much more beautiful when it's pointless! » Cyrano de Bergerac.
*Boisson Divine are a Heavy/Folk Metal band from Riscle (32400), who have released three albums to date.
Pre-orders: https://antiqofficial.bandcamp.com/album/sent-emp-ri-gascon

THE LIFTED VEIL – “GENOCIDAL BLISS OF HEAVEN”
6.4.2024News The Lifted VeilThe Lifted Veil emerged from the shadows of Mikkeli, Finland, in 2014, forging their path in the realm of Blackened Death metal. With a sonic arsenal that merges the ferocity of death metal with the obscure atmospheres of black metal, the band quickly gained recognition for their hauntingly intense sound.
Formed by a collective of musicians driven by a shared passion for the darker realms of metal, The Lifted Veil embarked on a journey to explore the boundaries of sonic extremity. Their music, characterized by blistering guitar riffs, relentless drumming, and guttural vocals, casts a haunting veil that transports listeners to the abyss.
As the years unfolded, The Lifted Veil honed their craft through numerous live performances and studio endeavors, solidifying their presence in the Finnish metal scene. Their lyrical themes delve into the macabre, weaving tales of existential dread, cosmic horror, and the shadows that dwell within the human psyche.
The band's discography, marked by albums such as "The Wicked Shall Inherit the Earth" and "Grand Design of the Apocalypse" showcases their evolution as artists pushing the boundaries of extreme metal. The Lifted Veil's commitment to atmospheric intricacies and unrelenting brutality has garnered them a dedicated fanbase both in Finland and beyond.
In the heart of Mikkeli, The Lifted Veil continues to be a force in the blackened death metal scene, with each performance an invocation of sonic darkness that leaves an indelible mark on those who dare to journey into their realm.
The bands are available for interviews. Need a Bandcamp code for past and future releases or got any questions just email me. Physical copies can be sent to selected few as they are limited releases. Full albums are linked in the post below. Thanks for your time.

https://www.facebook.com/theliftedveilband
https://www.facebook.com/GrindtoDeathRecords

Los Angeles-based death metal squad MORTAL WOUND is set to unleash their debut full-length album, ANUS OF THE WORLD.
Dark Descent Records will release Anus of the World on CD, cassette and digital formats, with Me Saco un Ojo Records handling vinyl treatment and additional cassette orders.
The band is now streaming the album's opening track, "Found Dead in a Bush." Listen now at https://darkdescentrecords.bandcamp.com/album/the-anus-of-the-world
Pre-order Anus of the World at:
https://darkdescentrecords.bandcamp.com/album/the-anus-of-the-world
https://www.darkdescentrecords.com/shop/
https://www.mesacounojo.com/(vinyl orders)
6.4.2024News MORTAL WOUNDTracklisting:
1. Found Dead in a Bush
2. Tunnel Rat
3. The Surf is Gonna Be Bitchin'
4. Drug Filled Cadaver
5. One Who Kills & One Who Loves
6. Born Again Hard
7. Engulfed in Liquid Hellfire
8. The Worm Has Turned for You
9. Spirit of the Bayonet
10. Even the Jungle Wanted Him Dead
11. Royally Fucked Forever
Artwork for Anus of the World by *Karina* (@tatchupitchu).
From the start of the sampled introduction to the sadistic battering that follows, this record is a masterclass in well-produced Death Metal that reeks of the 90s brutality while keeping things totally organic. The first minute of this album will churn you into a slime-like ichor with its pulverizing intensity and crushingly tight instrumental hooks. These are topped with gargantuan vocals that will regurgitate any bone matter from your corpse. With a real void in the underground for bands such as this, it seems many are afraid to even try and give such an unforgiving take on extremity, or MORTAL WOUND intimidate the competition. With atmospherics but nothing short of total carnage at any given moment, you will constantly be in grotesque ecstasy at this abhorrent masterpiece.
This is one of those releases where any lover of Death Metal will definitely be satisfied. Unsavory soundscapes delivered with a totally incredible production showcases some of the best songwriting chops you will hear combined with an unfathomable lust for desecration of all things, living or dead. Monstrous grooves contort with a technical proficiency that is not a pretentious show of skill as much as sonic laceration fired forth with unmistakable excellence. Not only does this harken back to some of the genre's most punishing acts, Mortal Wound show they have more than enough personality and songwriting to stand on their own feet as one of the strongest death metal bands of the current day. Hammering furiously until the end, do you think you can withstand this record? Prove it, blast it at full volume and give yourself to this morbid offering…
Stream MORTAL WOUND's 2019 EP Forms of Unreasoning Fear and the band's 2021 split with Gutless on Spotify and Apple Music.
MORTAL WOUND is:
Sam Shriver - Giutar, Vocals and Samples.
Mathias Hofmeister - Bass
Peter King - Guitar
Devlin Baldwin - Drums
www.darkdescentrecords.com
www.mesacounojo.com
https://mortalwound.bandcamp.com/album/split-with-gutless

6.4.2024News HÄSSLIGWe’re proud to announce the May 2024 release of HÄSSLIG'S wretched debut full-length Disfigurement. A lurid audial assault conceived by enigmatic Spanish recluse D.B. (also mastermind of Negativa and Délirant), "APEX PREDATOR" vomits forth thirty six minutes of atavistic, demented and necrotic raw black metal/punk filth conjured through the eyes of all criminals, serial killers, and of the absolute scum of this earth. A sickening and cruelty-worshipping audial delirium inspired by iconic punk-infused black metal bands like Bone Awl and Ildjarn, with subtle touches of Oi! punk, hardcore and post-punk thrown in the mix to metastasize a disorienting and trance-like defilement of triumphant sonic squalor.
The nefarious debut offering has been introduced by the black metal specialized YouTube channel Transmissions From the Dark, who’ve premiered the second track from the album, “Slaves”, which can be witnessed https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JZ-DbXTGbqY
"Apex Predator" is slated for worldwide release on LP, cassette and digital formats via Sentient Ruin on May 3 2024, and all formats can be now pre-ordered via all our channels.
Sincerely, Sentient Ruin
https://sentientruin.com/releases/hasslig-apex-predator
https://sentientruin.com/bands#/hasslig

Norwegian black psych metal act FURZE and the sole member behind the project, Woe J. Reaper, unleash Furze’s eighth album, “CAW ENTRANCE”. Under license to Devoted Art Propaganda, “Caw Entrance” is out now  in CD, LP, cassette and digital formats. The release is accompanied by a new T-shirt design.
 Stream the album: Bandcamp | Spotify and all other streaming platforms
6.4.2024News FURZE "Caw Entrance" marks Furze's eighth studio album and a continuation of the signature "Furze penetration" — a relentless assault of black metal fury intertwined with psychedelic exploration.  Woe J. Reaper, the band's mastermind, delivers his trademark shrieking vocals, weaving blasphemous poetry into a tapestry of sonic chaos.
"Caw Entrance" demands an immersive listening experience. Woe J. Reaper himself recommends diving into the album with a good pair of headphones, emphasising the intricate details woven into the left and right channels.
Furze was established in 1998 in Trondheim, Norway out of the dust of the Woe J. Reaper project. Under the Furze name, seven full-length albums were released: Trident Autocrat (2000, Apocalyptic Empire Records), Necromanzee Cogent (2003, Apocalyptic Empire Records), UTD (2007, Candlelight Records), Reaper Subconscious Guide (2010, Agonia Records), Psych Minus Space Control (2012, Fysisk Format), Baphomet Wade (2015, Freshtea) and The Presence… (2018, Polytriad Fingerprints). On top of that Furze/Woe J. Reaper’s discography also consists of multiple demos, EPs and compilations. The early demos were released in a time in the pre-2000s when there was little originality in black/old school metal – Furze is probably Norway's (or the underground in general) most influential music to arrive in the late 1990s/2000s when talking about black metal newcomers. Fenriz of Darkthrone fame praised Furze and even featured it as his “band of the week” and played tracks on his Fenriz Radio.

https://furze.bandcamp.com/
https://www.facebook.com/Furzebook
https://d-a-p.org/


CLEARxCUT
reveal third single "PUTREFACTION" from new album "AGE OF GRIEF" .Putrefaction is the 3rd and final pre-album single  from the band’s forthcoming new album Age of Grief, which is set to be released on April 26th!

CLEARxCUT is out there to spread the message of total liberation. (Former) Members of HEAVEN SHALL BURN, IMPLORE, and KING APATHY/THRÄNENKIND started this collective, because they are dedicated to the vegan straight edge (XVX) and want to confront listeners with inconvenient thruths and todays harsh reality. The German band addresses their songs and convictions to all people who are prepared to stand up for a better, fairer future - but especially to all anarchists, anti-fascists, feminists, primitivists and indigenous peoples of the world. Or to put it brief: to all defenders of our earth. The stylistic choice of means falls on metallic hardcore, which is rooted in a strong DIY ethic.
Having released their first two albums “For The Wild At Heart Kept In Cages” (2019) and “Songs of Desire Armed” (2022) for Catalyst X Records (Gather, Nueva Ethica, Abnegation, Birthright, Maroon, Point Of No Return, Forward To Eden), “Age Of Grief” now marks CLEARxCUTs debut for LIFEFORCE RECORDS. Started in the mid-1990ies as label with mainly vegan and straight edge bands, the German Label has an impressive history with XVX bands such as ARKANGEL, DAY OF SUFFERING, RANCOR, UNCONQUERED, UNBORN, FAULT, or DEADLOCK and THRÄNENKIND/ KING APATHY. Being a collective that is outspoken in its message and keeps the vegan straight edge banner high, CLEARxCUT continue this tradition.
6.4.2024News CLEARxCUT Also besides having switched their label, “Age Of Grief” marks a fresh start for CLEARxCUT. After a big shift in their ranks, before the global pandemic hit, the band moved from two (female) vocalists to one (male) frontman, Gabriel Dubko (former IMPLORE vocalist). This is accompanyed by a change of sound. On their third full lenght album, the German band is diving into the realms of metallic hardcore, leaving behind their early hardcore punk influences. Noone should be surprised by this move, as CLEARxCUT was conceived as a collective where members, names, or styles wouldn’t matter, but one and only the final goal of spreading a positive message in defense of animal rights and sober living. “Age Of Grief”, in this respect, is extremely consistent.

Tracklist :
The Seventh Seal  4:22
Burial Shroud  3:22
Against Leviathan  3:37
Unwritten  4:50
Collecting Scars  2:46
Privilege  2:16
Putrefaction  4:08
Ghosts of the Past  2:40
The Eternal Demise  2:08
https://clearxcutlfr.bandcamp.com/album/age-of-grief
https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100062936964876

The new album from Canadian tech-death crew PROTOSEQUENCE is now streaming in its entirety. BESTIARY comes out Friday April 5 on Lacerated Enemy Records.

Get an early taste of this seven-track auditory expedition through the complex realms of technical death metal courtesy of Heavy Blog is Heavy.
Stream Bestiary now at:  https://www.heavyblogisheavy.com/2024/04/03/exclusive-premiere-protosequence/
The band's relentless pursuit of tech death excellence is evident in each track, with precision and dexterity that defy the constraints of traditional metal. From the mind-bending complexity of the instrumentation to the intricate interplay of melody and aggression, Bestiary stands as a testament to their mastery of the craft.
Order Bestiary at:
https://laceratedenemy.bigcartel.com/artist/protosequence
https://laceratedenemyrecords.bandcamp.com/
Hear more PROTOSEQUENCE on Spotify and Apple Music.
6.4.2024News PROTOSEQUENCEBestiary track listing