Vocalist Chuck Billy of San Francisco Bay Area metallers TESTAMENT has confirmed that the band's forthcoming eleventh studio album will "definitely" be titled "The Brotherhood Of The Snake".Billy added that most difficult part of making new albums for a band like TESTAMENT "is that we don't live near to each other. We're not like a normal band where we're, like, 'Oh, we'll see you at the studio, we're jamming tomorrow." Alex [Skolnick, lead guitarist] lives in New York, Eric [Peterson, rhythm guitarist] lives in San Diego, and me and Steve [DiGiorgio, bassist] are the only ones that still live in the Bay Area. So when it's time to rehearse or go on tour, they bring everybody in together to practice. It's not the easiest way to write when we're going through that stage. It's, like, 'We're writing. Okay, everyone send in stuff through e-mail.' That's the hardest part of it, but I think it keeps us focused on the song a little more, so it has its ups and downs. I still like getting together and kicking around thoughts in the studio with the band."
The third full-length album by the brutal death metal project of the vocalist of the famous Turkish band CENOTAPH. The new album develops the concept of previous works of the band based on Dead Space trilogy. It is dedicated to Aegis 7 the seventh planet of Cygnus system. This time the album narrates a story about infected colonies of this planet, necromorphs, mutated monsters and other brutal unnamed creatures of space. This new chapter is definitely more technical, fast and blasting as compared to the previous albums of DRAIN IMPURITY. Atmospheric introductions traditionally precede songs and help to get deeper into this cosmic hell along with familiar deep-chested growling of Batu Cetin. Get ready for unlimited slaughter and fatal journey to the depth of unexplored Universe!
To celebrate the 25th anniversary of AVULSED, the band decided to commit a very ambitious project which is no other than recording a double album including 18 of their best songs from all their albums, EP's and demos. Instead of just doing a dull compilation with original songs, the band wants to do a "no fillers, just killers" release showing the evolution that the songs have suffered during all these years where the band's sound has been getting heavier and songs have got slight mutations through the times.
This double album (80 min.) will be released in a deluxe double CD digipack with slipcase and a thick 40 pages booklet containing the original versions on disc #2 (just for the freaks who hate re-recordings), double gatefold 12"LP and double Cassette with slipcase!! But to make this release even more interesting, AVULSED will have very special guests from other bands singing in most of the songs!! They are: Peter (VADER), Barney (NAPALM DEATH), Tomas Lindberg (AT THE GATES), Sven (ABORTED), Antti Boman (DEMILICH), Chris Reifert (AUTOPSY), Per Böder (GOD MACABRE), Anton Reisenegger (PENTAGRAM CHILE), Kam Lee (ex-MASSACRE), Rogga Johansson (PAGANIZER), Mike Van Mastrigt (ex-SINISTER), Ville Koskela (PURTENANCE), Will Rahmer (MORTICIAN), Ludo (SUPURATION), Johan Jansson (INTERMENT) & last but not least, Paul Zavaleta (DETERIOROT). A total of 16 singers in 16 of the songs!!
Title for this album will be "Deathgeneration", since 25 years means a whole generation devoted to Death Metal, and cover artwork will be made, once again, by the awesome Juanjo Castellano who worked on the two latest AVULSED cover arts. Expect another masterpiece!! Release date for this take place next autumn, right before the two very special 25th anniversary shows that AVULSED will offer in Madrid (Nov. 19th) & Barcelona (Nov. 26th). Support bands for the show in Madrid will be another Spanish Death Metal legend APOSENTO and newcomers BIZARRE who will also open on the Barcelona show accompanied by another band which is confirmed, but we can't announce yet!! An official live CD+DVD will be recorded & filmed in Madrid!!
"Deathgeneration" will come on a very limited black boxset with silver foiled logo, of which only 100 copies will be made containing the 2-CD, 2-LP & 2-MC. This special cassette release can only be obtained on this boxset that will come with T-shirt, poster, signed photo card, sticker, patch, badge, guitar pick and other goodies. The 2-CD, 2-LP & T-shirt can be obtained separately or in bundles too. For this ambitious (and expensive) project, AVULSED will need the inestimable collaboration of its fans for which the band will release a Crowfunding campaign during the next months.
Recording sessions for "Deathgeneration" will start tomorrow 24th of March with drums being recorded at Cadillac Blood Studios with Andy C. (LORD OF BLACK/ SARATOGA/ KAOTHIC) on production and rest of stuff being recorded at La Casa del Ruido Studios with Daniel Blanco engineering for a later mixing at Overhead Studios by Raul Fournier "Furni" and final mastering again at Unisound Studios by Swedish mastermind Dan Swanö. All this process, including each guest vocalists' contributions, will be a hard process (just imagine, it's a double album!), that will take the next three months for which the band has slowed down its live activities.
Swiss black metal horde BLOODY BLASPHEMY will release its debut album Total Death Celebration on April 28, 2016 through Via Nocturna.
Raw, infernal and hatred parts, surrounded by blast-beat-driven insanity this is how you can describe BLOODY BLASPHEMYs music. Its in vein of late 80s early 90s Norwegian sound. Aggresive and determined to dominate your life. Its ugly, its disgusting, its the true face of black metal. An album you cant ignore and will not ignore. Something interesting and making you sick at the same time.
"Psychopathology" will be the first album in RAGNAROK's history that doesn't feature founder Jontho on drums. Having taken over the role of frontman, his place behind the drum kit is taken by DAUDEN drummer Malignant, who joined the band in 2014. The follow-up to 2012's "Malediction" was recorded in Endarker Studio and produced by Marduk's bassist, Devo. The cover artwork was made by Marcelo Vasco (Slayer, Machine Head, Dimmu Borgir).
Founder and frontman Jontho had this to say about fans can expect from the album: "Your wait will finally come to an end in 2016 when we release "Psychopathology", our eighth full-length album. I can say with absolute certainty that this album will be the best in RAGNAROK's career to date. It is the result of dedication, hard work, and the musical skills of our lineup, and is the next stage in the band's development, both musically and lyrically. "Psychopathology" is about to unleash total chaos upon you as it invites you to dive deeper into the dark recesses of the human mind".
Canadian Raw Black Metal band Kafirun presenting their new album promotion track with Extreminal Webzine&Promotion.This is a compilation album from MARA Records "Poland". Featuring Death Worship - 2014 EP and Glorification of Holy Death - 2015 EP. Released as pro CD format with 8 page booklet lyrics and new artwork.
"Children of the Chainsaw" was recorded, mixed and produced by Jonny Pettersson at Unbound Studios during late 2015/ early 2016 and mastered by Dave Rotten at Sanctuary Studios. The 12 songs included on the album have a far superior production than its predecessor and new songs keep a perfect balance of swedish heaviness, crusty rawness and awesome melodies that are perfectly complemented by vocal duality between Jonny & Gareth, the main members behind ASHCLOUD. Any lover of bandas like CARNAGE, VOMITORY, ENTOMBED, GOD MACABRE, BOMBS OF HADES... will love this new album!!
Tracklist for "Children of the Chainsaw" is as follows:
01. Children of the Chainsaw
02. The Revolting Dead
03. Descend Into Madness
04. Inside the Shame of Desire
05. Sovereign of Filth
06. Tonight your Skin is Mine
08. Under Dödens Vingar Pt.3
09. The Creeping Unknown
11. By the Weight of a Thousand Chains
12. Written in Flesh
Release date for "Children of the Chainsaw" is set for 1s of May through Xtreem Music.
Swedish melodic death/doom metal experts, OCTOBER TIDE, have teamed up with Decibel Magazine to premiere a second new song titled "Nursed By The Cold". The track comes from the band's forthcoming album "Winged Waltz", which is set to be released on April 22nd via Agonia Records.
Blast Off present their new video, "Government of money". A track rerecorded for the occasion with the last members that have joined the band, guitarist Ruben and vocalist Fàbio. The song has been recorded at Ultrasound Studios with Pedro Mendes and mixed and mastered by Mika Jussila at his Finnvox Studios in Finland.
Ukrainian death metal legends Fleshgore release a brand new bone-crushing album this year. They're regarded as one of the leading bands in the Ukrainian death metal scene and it's easy to see why - they're extremely competent, pushing the envelope by mixing influences of death metal bands that are brutal and technical while keeping their original brute sound intact, and delve into innovative bits every now and then. Their music can be compared to bands like Dying Fetus, Suffocation, Wormed and Virulency - sick, intricate and replete with endless variations. It's not often to come across such a power-packed album that manages to do all this much and more. Backed with a robust production, Fleshgore are not leaving little to the imagination - you'll feel their forceful delivery. Multiple listens are in order to fully decipher this monstrous yet intelligent album.
Pennsylvania-based black metal act Chaos Moon will release an extended digipak CD version of the latest EP "Amissum" on March 18th through Hellthrasher Productions.
Created and solely instrumentally performed by A. Poole (of Krieg, Martröð, Esoterica, Skáphe, Lithotome) with a little vocal contribution from E. Baker (Manetheren), this new EP captures the band's trademark, densely-layered black metal sound in its most ethereal form. Written and recorded between 2012-2016, Amissum stands as a collection of tracks that were not intended to be included on any full-length album. Compared to the original version, self-released digitally in September 2015, the CD edition will contain two previously unpublished bonus tracks - one being from the same session as the rest (Resurrection III), the other brand new (Amissum). The cover photo was taken by H.V Lyngdal (Wormlust).