Manitou Springs, CO based AKHENATEN is a Middle Eastern black/ death metal project created in 2012 by the Houseman brothers as a side hobby to their full time band Helleborus. With all music arranged by Jerred and vocals done by his brother Wyatt, the duo are now are offering fans a FREE download of their track 'Ninurta: The Fall Of Anzu' from their recently released debut album 'Incantations Through the Gates of Irkalla' via Satanath Records (Russia), Murdher Records (Italy) along with Darzamadicus Records (Macedonia).
'As a token of our appreciation regarding the positive feedback surrounding this release, we are offering you all a free download of Ninurta: The Fall Of Anzu. Soon we will have shirts available with the accompanying illustrations by Dymond Starr. The artwork is a visual reflection the track as it depicts Ninurta slaying Anzu.' comments vocalist Wyatt Houseman.
Swedish black metal/post-rock wanderers, HYPOTHERMIA, are entering 2016 with fresh blood and touring plans. The group has officially welcomed bassist Phil A. Cirone (Craft, Kall, ex-Shining) into its ranks, and announced a headlining European mini-tour to take place this spring, in celebration of their latest album "Svartkonst" and new things on the horizon.
Phil had this to say about becoming a member of the band: "I consider it a great honor to have been granted the opportunity to add my weapon of choice to the Hypothermia arsenal. I will wield it with the utmost respect for this great art".Upcoming shows:
One man UK extreme metal wrecking machine Tom Reynolds has been making quite a name for himself of late with his incessant live appearances up and down the UK and knack for marrying a plethora of extreme metal sounds into one. Now having completed his next Foul Body Autopsy record, an EP entitled Perpetuated By Greed, like all its predecessors Tom has a message to deliver, and again, just like its predecessors, the message is as subtle as a JCB driving up a village main street. In his own words, "The concept behind the new Foul Body Autopsy record is... Everything Is Completely Fucked!".
Recorded at The Parlour Recording Studio (Napalm Death, Dimmu Borgir, Evile) with producer Neil Haynes and featuring cover art from Coki Greenway, Perpetuated By Greed delves into environmental issues, and subjects on a broader scale in comparison to So Close To Dehumanization. The record features six tracks of blistering blackened death grind extreme metal, fast drumming, growls and pinpoint guitarwork.
Spanish legendary Brutal Deathmetallers REINCARNATION, have their very first official video-clip ever, launched today!! Chosen track is "The Streets Never Sleep" that opens their incredible new album "The Beginning of the End" released only 15 days ago through Xtreem Music.
German thrash metal veterans DESTRUCTION will release their new album, "Under Attack", on May 13 via Nuclear Blast. The band started the recording sessions after the summer festivals last year and has been recording segments in various studios between September 2015 and January 2016. So far they have finished the drum recordings with Martin Buchwalter at Gernhart Studios in Germany, as well as completing some basic recordings, mixing and mastering with VO Pulver at Little Greek Studios in Switzerland.
Comments DESTRUCTION bassist/vocalist Schmier: "We really took our time for this album. After the summer festivals, we went into the studio every couple of weeks to record brand new songs and ideas in between all the touring activities. We took several studio sessions instead of one long one, to keep the ideas fresh and have time later before the mix to change bits and pieces that we did not like. Maybe this was the most effective writing we did in the last years! Due the fact we had more time in between the albums, there was a lot of musical output and creativity, but also less pressure. From my point of view, you can definitely hear the crispiness in the songwriting and the kick-ass attitude we brought from the shows into the studio. The 'on tour into the studio on tour mode' was so effective that I wanna keep this method for the future!"
He adds: "How does the new record sound? For sure not like a band that is in its 33 years of existence: Efficient aggression: FAST CATCHY ORIGINAL!"
THE RESISTANCE, the Swedish extreme metal band featuring former and current members of IN FLAMES and THE HAUNTED, will release its sophomore full-length album, "Coup De Grâce", on January 22 via earMUSIC.
According to a press release, "Coup De Grâce" "reconnects with the one and only, original extreme hardcore and slams it straight down your throat and into the present age. The ferocious and relentless pureness makes it a masterpiece, as the overwhelming aggression encloses and doesn't let you go."
Joining singer Marco Aro (also in THE HAUNTED) in THE RESISTANCE's current lineup are IN FLAMES founding member Jesper Strömblad on guitar, Daniel Antonsson (ex-SOILWORK, DARK TRANQUILLITY) on guitar, Chris Barkensjö (ex-KAAMOS, GRAVE) on drums, and Rob Hakemo (ex-M.A.N.) on bass.
"Coup De Grâce" track listing:
01. Death March
02. I Welcome Death
03. Smallest Creep
06. Death Blow
08. World Order
10. Art Of Murder
11. For The Venom
12. The Drowning
13. As It All Came Down
The official lyric video for the song "Death Blow" can be seen below.
Norway's RAGNAROK, a band that has been active for over twenty years on the Black Metal scene, have completed work on their eighth full-length album, which is set to be released in early 2016 on Agonia Records. Recorded, mixed and mastered at the Endarker Studio in Sweden by MARDUK's Devo, the album will be titled "Psychopathology".
Founder and frontman Jontho had this to say about fans can expect from it: "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".
Agonia Records are proud to announce the worldwide signing of Canadian melodic thrash metal powerhouse, THREAT SIGNAL. The band finished recording their long awaited fourth studio album and follow-up to their 2011 self-titled effort. The new album, "Disconnect", is scheduled for release in the first half of 2016.
THREAT SIGNAL combines the complexity of thrash metal, with a more contemporary groove sound involving technical rhythms, and melodic musical passages. The band is led by frontman Jon Howard, who commented on the signing:
"We are very excited to have inked a deal with Agonia records. We strongly believe that Agonia will be a great partnership, and together we will push Threat Signal's music to more listeners than ever before. Our new album 'Disconnect' in my opinion is the strongest album we've recorded to date. Thank you Agonia for making this happen for us, and we look forward to the road ahead!".
More details on the band's new album will be revealed soon.
Previously under the moniker Chapel, the relentless duo bulldozed through ten blistering tracks on the group's self-titled debut with such raw conviction and unsurpassed songwriting intellect; constantly moving in and out of dissonant territory.
With the now-defunct Morbus Chron frontman Robert Andersson and Elias Scharmer (ex-Abduction, ex-Mutilate) at the producer / engineering helm, TEMISTO's self-titled album was also mastered by Tore Stjerna at Necromorbus Studio (Watain, Desultory, Repugnant, etc) with exquisite artwork and layout by Obssessed By Cruelty (Wolfbrigade, Enforcer, Agent Steel, Sabbat, etc).
States Pulverised Records A&R manager Calvin Chiang: "The TEMISTO self-titled album is easily one of the most refreshing stuff we have heard this year and the one thing that caught our attention instantly was how accomplished they are as songwriters, coupled with that organic and honest slab of Death Metal that we rarely hear these days. The level of maturity displayed on the record is just unbelievable and it certainly transcends an aura of otherworldly obscurity that TEMISTO have managed to capture perfectly."
The TEMISTO self-titled effort comes out everywhere on 26th February 2016.
The tracklisting for the self-titled album are as follow:
In less than two weeks, on December 21, 2015, 'Psalms of Morbid Existence' - long-awaited second album of rotten death metal fanatics from DIRA MORTIS - will be released by Polish Defense Records.
Album was recorded in late 2014 and on the beginning of 2015 by Leszek Makowiecki - guitars, Mscislaw - bass, solo guitar, Vizun - drums and Lukasz Glinski - vocals. Traditionally, sound production has been made by Krzysztof Godycki at Roslyn Studio.
After more than 25 years of old school death metal history, 10 releases of which 4 were full length albums, DISASTROUS MURMUR recently released '25 Years of Slaughter Rock' via the Austrian label CURSED RECORDS.
'25 Years of Slaughter Rock' marks one of DISASTROUS MURMUR's most massive releases to date - a double live album, recorded at the band's 25th anniversary show. Furthermore, every band member who has ever been a part of the Austrian legend also performed a guest appearance at the concert and therefore also on the album.
What is left are 20 tracks of pure old school death metal history. From the infamous debut album 'Rhapsodies in Red' (1992, OSMOSE PRODUCTIONS) through the band's complete discography.
CURSED RECORDS are proud to announce that we have just released an official live video from the very concert on which the double live album was recorded with the classic 'Necrotic Ulcerous Genoplast'.
Helsinki-based Finnish groove/stoner band Black Blood will unleash their self-titled debut album internationally January 22nd 2016. The album was recorded in D-Studio, Klaukkala. A preview of what's to come can be heard on a new music video "Wolf Of Anger" below