Eclectic dark metal band Sylvan Realm are about to unleash their 1st full length album titled "The Lodge Of Transcendence" on March 1st 2011. Musically the new album will bring a unique philosophical, metaphysical approach to the dark/black metal genre. The Lodge of Transcendence is a concept album comprised of 6 songs and a running time of 41 minutes that will be released by the bands own Reverie Recordings label. The Lodge Of Transcendence concept is based upon unlocking cosmic gateways found deep within nature and ultimately reaching enlightenment of the minds eye after traveling through everything, nothing, infinite light, infinite darkness, and completing the voyage beyond dualism to veer the microcosm into the macrocosm,and the macrocosm into the microcosm.
Sylvan Realm rose from the ashes of the band Reverie that was formed in 2003 and put out one full length album titled "Isolation" in 2007. Since then band founder Sylvan relocated from the rocky mountains of Montana to Maryland. In 2010 Sylvan changed the bands name to Sylvan Realm and recruited Evan Madden (Woods of Ypres, The Green Evening Requiem) to unleash his unique musical vision behind the drums and Jason "Deathdancer" Eckert (Aurora Borealis, Todesbonden) for his mastery of the bass. While Sylvan preformed Vocals and guitars for the album as well as lyrics and album art.The Lodge of Transcendence was recorded, mixed, and mastered by Ron Vento (Aurora Borealis) at Nightsky studio during October 2009 to January 2011 in Waldorf Maryland. Not to mention the bands logo was crafted by none other than Christophe "lord of logo's" Szpajdel known by his work for Emperor, Borknagar, Old Mans Child, and countless others.
What to expect... The material can be best described as a mix of atmospheric dark metal combined with elements of doom, black metal with a organic production, eclectic and diverse approach that renders a sound unlike anyone else. For more visit the bands official myspace site at www.myspace.com/thetruereverie or on facebook as sylvan realm. Lastly the band has posted 3 of the 6 songs on their myspace site and posted two videos on you tube.
Italian avantgarde black metal project OGEN will see the release of its debut EP, "Black Metal Unbound", in Spring 2011 via Kolony Records. The CD is currently being recorded at Elfo Studio in Italy with producer Daniele Mandelli (FORGOTTEN TOMB, DARK HORIZON). It features a guest appearance by BELAKOR lead singer George Kosmas in the song "Shattered Earth volcano".
Turkish one-man funeral doom metal band Womb Of Decay’s debut album ''Descent Into Obscure Nihilism'' will be released on March 2011 via Extreminal Productions / Arizali Notalar Records.
Womb Of Decay formed in September 2010 as a solo project band of Batu Cetin who is the former vocalist of Brutal Death Metal band Cenotaph Turkey. Batu handles all the instruments. Vocals&recordings of Womb Of Decay. Womb of Decay will consist 4 episodes. The first episode will come-as Descent Into Obscure Nihilism- Cd total 9 tracks 51 minutes of funeral doom metal.
Tracklist: 01.Geomagnetic Erosion Beyond The Fields Of Horizontal Solar Eclipse 02.Cyclical Sado Nature Of The Planets 03.Unearthly Existence 04.Massive Particle Transcendence Indepts Through Wormholes 05.Minimalist Isolated Lifeform 06.Swallowed Into The Shattered Dusk 07.Inharmonious Frozen Sunlight Over The Cathedral Neptune 08.Descent Into Obscure Nihilism 09.Fall Into Sinister Spheres
Turkish one-man depressive black metal band Valefor’s new demo ''After The Sad Hours'' will be released on March 2011 via Extreminal Productions / Arizali Notalar Records / Total-Death Productions. All songs recorded in Dream Studio/Izmir.
Tracklist: 01. Nowhere 02. After The Sad Hours 03. The Embrace With Pain 04. Helpless Souls 05. No Place For Hope (bonus track)
Supreme Pain recently signed to Massacre Records for their new album ‘Divine Incarnation’. Now they announced the releasing date as 27th May and soon the album will be available on the bands myspage page.
Tracklist: 01.Dawn of a new era 02.The dark army 03.Damned creation 04.Treasonous disease 05.Trapped in heresy 06.Spiritual sickness 07.Divine incarnation 08.Putrefied Beauty 09.The fallen kingdom 10.Towards Hell
Former I Declare War vocalist Jonathan Huber has joined Pathology. Huber told that he feels very privileged and honored to
now be a part of the Pathology family. ‘After being a fan of theirs for
three years, being in the band is pretty surreal. I look forward to
touring and recording with the band, and thank them for this
opportunity.’ Also the band has welcomed back guitarist Tim Tiszczenko.
Tim and K
evin Schwartz will start to play guitar together.
Turkey's most brutal ultra guttural death metal band is finally unleashing there very rare and long out of print Demos, rehearsal tracks, and promos via Sevared Records. For the 1st time evet on CD all remastered, with a sick layout featuring all the original artwork from the demos etc.. This is a must have for all fans of Brutal Guttural Death Metal, be on the lookut for this ultra brutal piece of history!!!
Polish death team Decapitated has revealed that they will be entering the RG Studio in Gdansk/Poland on February 9th to record their fifth studio album. The follow-up to 2006’s ‘Organic Hallucinosis’, the album will be produced by Wacek Kieltyka and engineered by Malta Arkadiusz Malczewski. Drums and also mixing will be done with Daniel Bergstrand(Behemoth, Meshuggah, Dimmu Borgır, Keep Of Kalessin, Defle shed). The album will be with us by the end of the 2011 via Nuclear Blast.
bass player of American death metal master Cannibal Corpse, Alex
Webster told that they will be entering the studio on September to
record their new full length. Also he explained that the band will wait
to tour till the new album come out in early 2012.
On 1st March 2011 the Bulgarian
death metal band Enthrallment will enter the studio to record their third album.
The album will contain 9 new songs full of eternal pain. They will make a
video to one of the songs. At the moment, the band is looking for a new
label. The members of the band expect their album to be released as
late as the end of 2011 or the beginning of 2012.
Dutch death metal band Supreme Pain signed to Massacre Records for their new album. The band recorded the new album with Jorg Uken in Soundlodge Studio/ Germany. The mixing will also be done by Jorg on February. The album is called ‘Divine Incarnation’ including nine tracks.
Tracklist: 01.Towards Hell 02.Damned Creation 03.Divine Incarnation 04.Putrefied Beauty 05.The Fallen Kingdom 06.Treasonous Disease 07.Spiritual Sickness 08.Trapped In Heresy 09.The Dark Army
Bulgarian black metallers CLAYMORE inked a deal with the US label Unseen Music Group, LLC for future compilation project. The songs Gift of Hate and Near Death Experience, the personal favorites of the owner Mr. Bernie L. Simpson aka D.Monic Method, will be featured. More details coming soon... In the mean time the band is finishing the work on their new album From Ignorance to Remembrance and makes plans to start the recording process. A rehearsal video of the latest work in progress could be seen below.