The vocalist of Pyrexia has been arrested in connection with a triple murder that occurred yesterday in Morgan County, West Virginia. Erick Shute allegedly ambushed three men from the woods in Cacapon Resort State Park in West, Virginia. He was picked up eight hours later in New Jersey following a manhunt.
Shute had been involved in property disputes with the men in the past, which culminated in the reported killing. MetalSucks reports that he was enraged that the men were clearing firewood near his property.
The metal frontmans Facebook page contains survivalist and anti-government materials with an emphasis on his love for firearms.
Rock Feed has obtained a Facebook post (that was later taken down) by Erick Shute, claiming self defense shortly before his arrest.
French extreme metal quartet Backdawn recently unleashed their latest work I Shall Burn Your Empire and today the band reveal a brand new music video for the title track. The video was shot in an abandoned building in their native France, and co-directed by Cannes based Sylvain Renault and Alexandre Coesnon.
Godz Ov War Productions will release the long-awaited, third album by the Mussorgski project, this time entitled Creatio Cosmicam Bestiae. The record contains eight premiere tracks which disturbingly mix alienated industrial, dark metal and cold ambient.
Both musically and lyrically wise, the new material is much different from previous accomplishments of Khorzon, primarily known from the black metal Arkona. The compositions are definitely more complex and spacious, there are more orchestrated parts that provide the tracks with a solemn yet apocalyptic atmosphere. Original melodies play an important role too, providing the whole stuff somewhat assimilable, hit nature at times. Undoubtedly, Creatio Cosmicam Bestiae is the most experimental yet the most balanced and mature Mussorgski's work. Khorzon takes us on a nearly one hour long journey to his own, inhuman world, where he tries to tame the omnipresent Chaos, to find the magic Katharsis, and to explore the nature of the Universe.
Sol Sistere is a post/atmospheric black metal act from Santiago, Chile formed in early 2013, but all members have gathered their experiences before joining their forces, in acts as Animus Mortis, Bauda and other underground names. So it is a new band, but an experienced force Their music is a blend of strength, melancholic melodies and emotions, which gathers influences from 90s classic black metal bands and modern atmospheric innovators in order to create such an atmosphere that will embrace most of black metal enthusiasts. And it is recorded raw enough, but still full of a lot of details
Sweden's progressive/melodlic death metal six-piece IN MOURNING, featuring Daniel Liljekvist formerly of Katatonia on drums, have made their new album "Afterglow" available for streaming prior to release date. Set to be released on May 20th via Agonia Records, "Afterglow" is the successor to IN MOURNING's much lauded 2012 offering "The Weight Of Oceans". The album's astonishing cover artwork was made by Kristian Wåhlin (Bathory, Tiamat, King Diamond). Listen to the full album at:
Polish thrash death metal band HexHorn are ready to take the scene by storm with their debut opus Waking of Death. This intense and ferocious album hits all the important notes and devours its listener completely. Classic guitar work with heavy sound and precise drumming make Waking of Death a interesting offering from the homeland of Vader. If you are longing for the old school of how thrash death metal was played be sure to check out Waking of Death.
Promo clip for this album is available on YouTube:
WARFATHER has released the artwork and track listing for forthcoming sophomore album The Grey Eminence. The album will be released September 16 on Greyhaze Records.
Featuring Steve Tucker (MORBID ANGEL), WARFATHERs highly anticipated follow-up to debut album Orchestrating the Apocalypse, was produced by Death Metal icon and studio wizard Erik Rutan (HATE ETERNAL, ex-MORBID ANGEL).
The collaboration marks the first time Tucker and Rutan have worked together since MORBID ANGELs Gateways to Annihilation. Tucker had this to say about the results:
I am extremely excited for the release of The Grey Eminence. I feel that this album is one of the best things that I have ever been a part of! Erik Rutan did an amazing job on the production and the songs speak for themselves!
Producer Erik Rutan (HATE ETERNAL, ex-MORBID ANGEL) added:
Recording with Steve and the guys on the new Warfather album has been fantastic! It has been a blast to be working on this monster album in the studio once again with my great friend and former band mate. The songs are heavy as hell and just outright awesome. We have some great tones and performances.
A co-release between Satanath Records with More Hate Productions, the new album "Demonic Inquisition" from Turkish one man death metal band Grotesque Ceremonium is set to be unleashed on June 15th.
The debut full-length release is a concept album about medieval punishment methods performed by demons and Baphomet's evil army against all believers of God. Pre-orders are online here and the track listing is as follows:
SLUDGEHAMMER are proud to unleash their debut full length album 'The Fallen Sun' officially out now as of June 10th. The debut album is the follow up their 2014 EP 'Organ Harvester' and was self-produced by the band plus mixed by guitarist Tyler Williams along with mastering done by world renowned producer & engineer Lasse Lammert (Gloryhammer, Alestorm, Teramaze) at LSD Studio in Germany.
"We're extremely happy to announce that "The Fallen Sun" is available today through bandcamp. Included are 9 brand new tracks that will get any metalhead's blood pumping. We had some fun in the studio and decided to record 2 bonus tracks that are also included on the album. We busted our asses with this one in the winter and we're super excited with how it turned out. Enjoy at high volumes please! Support the underground!" comments guitarist Jeff Wilson.
Southern California's Ghoulgotha have unleashed their second full-length album, To Starve the Cross. The 10-track beast stands as a
masterpiece of atonal and dissonant death metal delivered straight from the warped mind of Wayne Sarantopoulos (Decrepitaph, Encoffination, et. al).
Angry Metal Guy befittingly called the album "ugly music for ugly times," that's "intentionally hard on the ears."
To Starve the Cross was mixed and mastered by Damian Herring at Subterranean Watchtower Studios with artwork by Mattias Frisk. Dark Descent will unleash this monster June 13 on CD and digital formats with vinyl treatment coming soon after.
Austrian extreme metallers BELPHEGOR are hard at work in Abtenau, Salzburg on new material for their currently untitled brand new studio album the follow-up to "Conjuring The Dead". The new CD will be released in April 2017 via Nuclear Blast.
Comments BELPHEGOR frontman Helmuth: "We've just finished the fourth rehearsal session. The process consisted of 13 exhausting, creative days in a row. Nine compositions took form and already sound massive.
"It's important to me that we get better, tighter, raise the dynamics, and have each musician develop his skills with his instruments to bring our sound to the next level. We've always done our own thing and continue to do so.
"The new, currently untitled album will be our most obscure and brutal one. It's the first time we've tuned our guitars to H5 and #A6, which is really low, and will add a new touch to our sound.
"We're forever on fire and ready for new challenges. Progress is experimentation and improvement. An honor this horror."
Cult French death metal juggernaut MERCYLESS have released a new free digital single, "Altered Divination" ahead of the October 7 release of their new full-length album, "Pathetic Divinity".
"Altered Divination" features two exclusive tracks: a shortened/edited version of the previously unreleased song "My Name Is Legion", the full-length version of which will appear on "Pathetic Divinity"; and a 2014 live recording of "Substance of Purity", a song from the band's classic 1992 debut, "Abject Offerings".
"My Name Is Legion" was produced at Psykron studio (PUTRID OFFAL) and mastered at Conkrete studio (OTARGOS).
"House Of War", the new video from long-running Canadian metallers INFERNAL MAJESTY, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's upcoming album, "No God", due later in the year. A clip for the CD's title track will be released soon.
INFERNAL MAJESTY vocalist Christopher Bailey commented: "'House Of War' is a prophetic vision into the apocalyptic modernity awaiting human kind.
"We wanted to write a song and make a video that was relevant to the apocalyptic modernity we are marching towards. It is as much an observation as it is a prophetic declaration."
"Time To Run", the new video from Dutch metallers IZEGRIM, can be seen below. The clip was filmed in Belgium in cooperation with Panda Productions under the supervision of Jens de Vos, who has previously helmed videos for ABORTED and EPICA. The song's lyrical theme deals with a deranged murderer brutally killing people at random for no reason.
IZEGRIM vocalist/lyricist Marloes comments: "It represents a stunning and powerful hell-ride into the gruesome depths of my freaky mind. The victims' faces are just pictures on the wall to me."
"Unchain My Soul", the new video from Swedish black metallers DARK FUNERAL, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's new album, "Where Shadows Forever Reign", which will be released on June 3 via Century Media. The effort was recorded at the Dugout Studios in Uppsala, Sweden and was produced by guitarist Lord Ahriman and Daniel Bergstrand (IN FLAMES, DIMMU BORGIR, BEHEMOTH). The stunning artwork was created by Necrolord (DISSECTION, NECROPHOBIC, EMPEROR).
"Where Shadows Forever Reign" track listing:
01. Unchain My Soul
02. As One We Shall Conquer
03. Beast Above Man
04. As I Ascend
05. Temple Of Ahriman
06. The Eternal Eclipse
07. To Carve Another Wound
08. Nail Them To The Cross
09. Where Shadows Forever Reign
Comments DARK FUNERAL vocalist Heljarmadr: "The lyrics to 'Where Shadows Forever Reign' deal with self-sacrifice. To reach further on my spiritual path, I must give something from myself. Be it material or a piece of my heart and soul, as long as it's something that deeply matters. To truly reach the world of shadows I must summon my inner shadows, my inner darkness and allow no light."