The brutal new studio album from the reinvigorated U.K. Death Metal band Cancer, reuniting the core original trio of John Walker, Carl Stokes and Ian Buchanen. Coming 2nd of November. Includes free exclusive bonus 'Crocodile Itch' digital track download, delivered on release date with each CD or VINYL pre-order of 'Shadow Gripped' from peaceville.com
One of the UKs premier death metal purveyors of the late 80s and early 90s, & responsible for such genre classics as To the Gory End (1990) & Death Shall Rise (1991), Cancer marks 30 years of existence with their sixth full length studio album, reuniting all three original core members - John Walker on guitar/vocals, Ian Buchanan on bass and Carl Stokes on drums - for the first time since 1995.
Shadow Gripped features ten songs of brutal old school death metal, and was recorded at Foel studios, with Simon Efemey (Paradise Lost, Napalm Death, Amorphis) handling production and mixing duties alongside the band. Also features a guest appearance from Anders Nyström of Swedish deathlords, Bloodbath, who comments:
Believe it or not, but Katatonia used to play a Cancer cover in our early live sets, yup thats right Burning Casket! We then saw ourselves go on and form a little death metal band based on the opening track of To The Gory End, and hey we all know that one, dont we? Last year we ended up recording this song and put it out on a 7 ep and I thought it probably wont get any better than this, but it did, as I was given the honour to put down a guest solo on their new ball-cutting album! CFC is back and it has me even more stoked than Carl is Stokes!
The Fifth full-length studio release from the Swedish Bloodbath, fusing the best of death/black metal into a malevolent torrent of blasphemy with you!
Bloodbath is a titan of Death Metal from Stockholm, Sweden, notable for the inclusion of Katatonia and Opeth members, with the bands recent line-up bringing in Nick Holmes of UK Doom legends Paradise Lost to join in the brutality. Formed in 1998 with a mutual fascination for horror and the glory days of death metal from classic bands such as Entombed, Morbid Angel, Cancer and Autopsy, Bloodbath has remained a leading light of extreme metal since their Breeding Death EP was unleashed back in 2000.
Bloodbath began the recording of The Arrow Of Satan Is Drawn in early 2018, with new guitarist Joakim Karlsson of Craft added to the line-up. Here, Bloodbath explores the boundaries of extremity, mixing in the best of Death, Thrash and Black Metal to create a perfect storm of chaos, delivered with the same ferocious HM-2 buzzsaw sound and relentless riff assault mastered over the years, combined with themes of the occult and pure horror.
Joining Bloodbath on the Bloodicide track is an unholy choir formed from a diabolical triumvirate of UK Death Metal legends, namely Jeff Walker from Carcass, John Walker from Cancer, and Karl Willetts from Bolt Thrower.
After three years of guitarist's absence and exchange, German death metallers from Weak Aside return with the album number three, titled "Forward Into Darkness". There are 10 tracks on the album, one of which we can listen to below:
"Forward Into Darkness" will go on sale on September 28 in LP and CD formats. limit. digi and digital. The publisher is FDA Records / Soulfood Music. Orders can be placed at www.fda-records.com
Recordings of the album took place in the Desert Inn studio, and Jörg Uken made the mixes and mastering at the Soundlodge Studio. Behind the cover is Necromaniac Artworks.
In order to shorten the waiting time for their new EP, Arroganz publishes a clip to the track "Oblivate" from their last album "Primitiv". However, this is not just a clip - in the second half of the movie the vocalist and bassist "K" brings us closer to the concept of the album and the whole trilogy, which consists of two albums and EP, as well as the Arroganz approach to create and play.
Brutal death metallers from New Jersey - Cognitive reveal details of their upcoming third album "Matricide". The album will be released on October 26 by Unique Leader and, as the label promises, "it shows a band that crosses successive boundaries of intensity, technical chaos, brutal brutality and crushing groove".
Recordings of 10 tracks for "Matricide" took place in the studio Sylar Sound with AJ Viana. Mixes and mastering are the work of Alan Duches from West West Side Music (Six Feet Under, Hate Eternal, Revocation), and the cover was made by Pedro Sena (who worked for, among others, Ingested, Analepsy).
On October 26, Comatose Music announced the premiere of a new album of uncrowned masters brutal slam death metal from Kraanium entitled "Slamchosis". As we read in the press release: "Slamchosis contains 10 pieces of bubbling brutality, which is everything to a new level of madness." Here you will find vocals that drain the pathogenic sewage, riffs that crumble foundations and disturb those who have been in graves for a long time. and the twisted lyrics will make you choke either with laughter or with your own vomit - depending on how your sense of humour is depraved. "On this album, Kraanium reaches new heights of precision and at the same time dips deeper into the abyss of horror."
The official music video for the song "Obscene As Cancer" from Birmingham extreme metal miscreants ANAAL NATHRAKH can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's 10th full-length album, "A New Kind Of Horror", which will be released on September 28 via Metal Blade Records.
"A New Kind of Horror" track listing
01. The Road To...
02. Obscene As Cancer
03. The Reek Of Fear
05. New Bethlehem/Mass Death Futures
06. The Apocalypse Is About You!
07. Vi Coactus
08. Mother Of Satan
09. The Horrid Strife
10. Are We Fit For Glory Yet? (The War To End Nothing)
Death/funeral doom legion EVOKEN will unleash its new album, "Hypnagogia", on November 9 via Profound Lore Records. Recorded, mixed and mastered at Sound Spa studios in New Jersey by Steven DeAcutis, the record comes swathed in the artwork of Adam Burke (ARTIFICIAL BRAIN, MOS GENERATOR, HOODED MENACE) and marks the band's first new output in six long years.
Known as one of the founding fathers of the American death/funeral doom metal scene, New Jersey's EVOKEN has been a long-standing pillar over the band's 25-year pillage. The follow-up to their landmark "Atra Mors" full-length, "Hypnagogia" is a towering monolith that develops and redefines the band's sound that will only strengthen their position within the death/doom metal hierarchy where EVOKEN have always reigned.
"Non Serviam: The Official Story Of Rotting Christ", a full-length book created by ROTTING CHRIST frontman Sakis Tolis and Dayal Patterson (author of "Black Metal: Evolution Of The Cult", "The Cult Never Dies Vol. One" and "Into The Abyss"), will be released in late November via Cult Never Dies. The book will contain extensive interviews with Themis Tolis, Jim Mutilator, Morbid, George Tolias, George Emmanuel and members of other bands, including WATAIN, MAYHEM, ENSLAVED, MOONSPELL, BLASPHEMY, MYSTIFIER, SEPTICFLESH, BEHEMOTH, MACABRE OMEN and IMMOLATION.
ROTTING CHRIST recently entered the studio to begin recording its brand new album, to be released in early 2019 via Season Of Mist. The disc is being produced by vocalist Sakis Tolis. Jens Borgen (AMON AMARTH, KREATOR, DIMMU BORGIR, OPETH, KATATONIA) will again take on the job of mixing and mastering.
ROTTING CHRIST's "Their Greatest Spells" was released in March via Season Of Mist. This double-CD compilation features a best-of selection approved by Tolis as well as the new track "I Will Not Serve".
Nuclear Blast has announced the signing of Greek symphonic death metallers SEPTICFLESH to a worldwide deal.
"We are honoured to have signed with one of the world's leading record labels, Nuclear Blast Records," commented the group. "SEPTICFLESH has always been a hard-working band looking to the future while keeping traditional elements and utilizing a modern and dark feel to our music. We needed someone who would understand this and we are happy to have found our new home with Nuclear Blast. In the meantime, our latest album, 'Codex Omega', continues to gain ground worldwide. We will keep touring in support of it and prepare for the conquests set before us."
SEPTICFLESH plans on releasing its Nuclear Blast debut in 2019.
"Mt. Skull", the new video from PIG DESTROYER, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's first album in six years, "Head Cage" (named after a grisly medieval torture device), which will be released on September 7 via Relapse Records.
Celebrating their 35th anniversary this year, Canadian progressive sci-fi metal innovators VOIVOD will release their new studio album, "The Wake", on September 21 for via Century Media Records.The official video for the album's opening track, "Obsolete Beings", can be seen below. The clip was directed and edited by Eric Massicotte and Pierre Duplessis.