Belgian metal veterans AFTER ALL have inked a deal with NoiseArt Records. The band's ninth full-length album, "Waves Of Annihilation", will be released on June 10. The CD was once again produced by Dan Swanö and features "intriguing sci-fi artwork" by Ed Repka.
According to a press release, "Waves Of Annihilation" "skillfully fires on all cylinders and shows all the trademarks that have made AFTER ALL a genuine thrash icon. Passionate energy meets creative songwriting. Guitarists Dries Van Damme and Christophe Depree deliver monster riff after monster riff — thrash fans will have tears of joy in their eyes! Vocalist Sammy Peleman shines once more with his unique and profoundly diverse voice, providing goosebumps especially in the clean sung choruses."
"Dear Slum Landlord", the new video from British grindcore pioneers NAPALM DEATH, can be seen below. The clip was created by Costin Chioreanu of Twilight Media and includes performance footage shot by Oliver Barth of Visions In Fear.
Comments NAPALM DEATH vocalist Mark "Barney" Greenway: "Being a very queasy and deliberately monotone kind of song, we felt simplicity was the key with the video for 'Dear Slum Landlord'. Suitably, thanks to two production people in Oliver and Costin — who really understand the contrasting elements of NAPALM DEATH — it's simple, desolate, black and white and just that little bit grim, befitting the subject matter of interconnected housing/labour exploitation which does its best to remain hidden from view."
"Doomsday", the new video from old-school death metallers JUNGLE ROT, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's ninth full-length album, "Order Shall Prevail", which was released last June via Victory.
After five successful years filled with four albums and some demos and splits and great shows and festivals around Europe, ENTRAILS main singer and bassist Jocke Svensson and drummer Adde Mitroulis are leaving the band for new blood. Their last performance with ENTRAILS was at Netherlands Deathfest last week.
Comments guitarist Jimmy Lundqvist: “It has been a pleasure having those two guys in the band for all those years. Without them ENTRAILS wouldn’t have made the albums and shows that happened in the past. Unfortunately their time just wasn’t enough anymore to give ENTRAILS the time and focus that I wanted for doing even more shows and more intense work with the band. It is not easy to combine several other bands plus familys when more time is needed to push ENTRAILS even harder. And therefore the guys decided to leave in a friendly matter and what´s best for the band ENTRAILS. We wish them all the best of luck in their other projects.”
Martin “Fjalar” Mikaelsson is the new man behind the drums. Martin is well known from bands as Istapp, Nivlhel and Unchained. Tommy Carlsson is from now on main vocalist and bassist. Tommy is known from bands as Istapp, Nivlhel and Visceral Bleeding.
Martin says: “I'm really looking forward to bring death upon earth with Entrails as the new torturer of heads!”
Tommy says: “I'm excited and proud that I will be a part of Entrails, I love old school death metal and I'm looking forward to continue and make some brutal music with these guys!”
The first show with new line-up will be in Stockholm on the 26th of March and the guys have worked hard and are prepared for this. ENTRAILS will continue to deliver the same brand of old school Death Metal as before!
"Well Of Despair", a new song from Ohio-based blackened metallers SKELETONWITCH, can be heard in the YouTube clip below. The track is taken from the band's recently completed new EP, which will be released this summer via Prosthetic Records. The effort, which marks the recording debut with SKELETONWITCH of the group's new singer, Adam Clemans (WOLVHAMMER), was completed at Baltimore's Developing Nations studio with producer Kevin Bernsten (MAGRUDERGRIND, NOISEM, MUTILATION RITES).
"I'm very proud to be a part of the SKELETONWITCH camp, and I'm very excited about how the new EP turned out," said Clemans. "Working with like-minded musicians is always a pleasure, and I'm confident that the new chapter of this band will carry the SKELETONWITCH banner properly and proudly."
DARK FUNERAL – announce release date for new album “Where Shadows Forever Reign” & reveal album cover!
Six years after the release of their latest album, the Swedish masters of black metal, DARK FUNERAL, will finally release their new album on June 3rd, 2016 via Century Media Records! It will be entitled “Where Shadows Forever Reign”.
Lord Ahriman comments: “Wow, did 6 years pass already? Time surely flies fast! But you know what, we're back! DARK FUNERAL is back! And in true DARK FUNERAL spirit, like so many times in the past, we continue to push all boundaries musically & bring Black Metal into a new, fresh & dark dimension. This is by far our most professional, technical, dynamic & epic album thus far. And compared to previous albums, each new song offers a unique spirit & identity that is more profound than ever. And whether you like extreme Black Metal or not, I'm sure every fan of Metal will find songs on this album that they can enjoy to its fullest!
Every piece of the new album is combined into total perfection. The music, lyrics, musicianship, artwork & production. The artwork was made by Necrolord and the album was recorded at Dugout Studios with producer Daniel Bergstrand and studio engineer George Nerantzis. And I couldn’t be more satisfied with each and everyones contribution.
Anyway, it feels absolutely fantastic to be back with new music. And I can’t wait to let you all enjoy our latest Satanic Symphony 'Where Shadows Forever Reign'. See you all soon somewhere on the road!”
Veteran Danish thrashers ARTILLERY will release their new album, "Penalty By Perception", on March 25 worldwide via Metal Blade Records.
The official video for the song "Live By The Scythe" can be seen below. The band comments: "It was great fun to record the video for 'Live By The Scythe' on Fyn in Denmark. The filming was done in an old castle — Hindsgavl castle — in the forest, and in a school near Hesselager.The story behind the video is about death, fate, the meaning and acceptance of life and death. The video was done by M&M Production who also did the video for 'Legions'."
THIS ENDING, the Swedish death metal band featuring former AMON AMARTH drummer Fredrik Andersson, will release its third album, "Garden Of Death", on April 22 via Apostasy Records. The CD was produced by guitarist Linus Nirbrant at his Audiogrind studio. The cover artwork was created by Björn Gooßes of Killustrations (THE CROWN, NERVECELL, DEW-SCENTED).
The limited first edition of "Garden Of Death" will also include the tracks from the "Systematic Worship" EP, which was recorded during late 2011 and released the following year.
"Garden Of Death" track listing:
01. Torrent Of Souls
02. Blackened Shrine
03. Boundaries Of Hell
04. Dark Samaritan
05. Garden Of Death
07. World Of Nightmares
08. Chaos Within
10. Our Creation (bonus track)
11. Army Of (N)one (bonus track)
12. No More Silence (bonus track)
The song "Torrent Of Souls" can be streamed below.
Finnish death metallers Decaying will release a vinyl version of their fourth full-length LP 'One to Conquer' on March 4th via Hellthrasher Productions.
Initially released on CD in November 2014 through the same label, One to Conquer features eight tracks of earth-shattering, doom-influenced death metal, picking up exactly where the band's third album The Last Days of War left off, but also managing to incorporate enough twists and turns to keep things interesting. The 12'' LP will be available in edition of 250 copies (100 x black and 150 x green in transparent red) housed in a pocket sleeve with full-color insert. All tracks were remastered by Decaying's founder/guitarist/vocalist Matias Nastolin.
Bulgarian “dark metal” band VELIAN has released their debut EP "Fireflies" yesterday, 29.02.2016. Their work is available in digital format at Bandcamp.com, and for free streaming at YouTube. Four original compositions are included in the EP and they all refer to one general concept.
VELIAN's style is a mix of power and melodic death metal with a touch of gothic darkness. The band's members are well known for their participation in popular Bulgarian underground acts such as Wartime, Progression, Hellrider and Fanagoria.
VELIAN members are: Ivan Ivanov – Vocals; Dilian Nedev - Guitars, Keys; Vasil Simeonov – Guitars; Antonio Mitov – Bass; Velizar Bolchev – Drums.
Recordings were made at the band’s own studio, production (mixing and mastering) is done by Dilian Nedev, guitar player of the band. The artwork is made by Velizar Bolchev and Ivan Maslev.