Brazilian symphonic black metallers FROST DESPAIR is finishing the recordings of its debut album, "Surreal", the follow up to 2011's "The God Delusion" EP. The debut was recorded in Hurricane Studios, and produced by Sebastian Carsin (Enthroned, Bestial).
The artwork was created by Marcelo Vasco (Dark Funeral, Dimmu Borgir, Borknagar), who stated: "This illustration for 'Surreal' was forged through the general concept of his title and acclimated in the most dirty and chaotic way, mixing elements biomechanics with nature and science where everything becomes a kind of bestial and psychological heart."
01. The Sixth Bell
03. Thrones Of Human Power
04. Darkly Strike
07. Fall Into The Darkness of Illusion
08. Claim For The Apocalyptic Eradication
09. God's Nightmare
10. Slaves To Superstition
11. Thrones Of Human Power (orchestral version) (bonus track)
12. Claim For The Apocalyptic Eradication (orchestral version) (bonus track)
Today an official new video from MUMAKIL has been unleashed just in time to get you fired up for the weekend. The “Death From Below” video matches the immaculately captured yet crushing audio direct from the album to brutal live footage of the band performing the album’s whirlwind opening track, filmed by Schlep at L'Usine located in the band’s hometown of Geneva, Switzerland, with a legion of the town’s finest grindfreaks going berserk in the pit.
Produced by the band at Terrier 5 Studio in Geneva, and the first MUMAKIL album to be released in four years, Flies Will Starve will hit the streets June 25th in North America, preceded by its release June 21st in Germany/Benelux/Finland and June 24th in the UK and abroad. The album devastates the listener with twenty-four tracks of precision grindcore teetering on the edge of insanity in the vein of Birdflesh, Misery Index, Antigama and Kill The Client. The oppressive percussion only lets up to build-up to the next blinding blast, the strings jackhammering forth the band’s most death-influenced riffing yet and of course the razorchoked vocal bloodbath is nothing short of nauseatingly awesome.
Contemporary thrash metallers "Unsouled" reveal lyric video for the single "Melting People", extracted from their brand new album "Evolve".
In words of the band: “Melting People means a lot for the band. It holds the whole essence of what Evolve is, having lots of nuances of what you may find in the rest of the album. For us is one of the clearest samples of Unsouled’s growth. It is also a powerful song by itself. Some parts brings you frenetic rage, some others take you to widest and more psychedelic ambients… It’s one of our favorites. Strength and beauty”.
Europe & worldwide release: 28/06/2013.
"Evolve" will be available through Code 7 & PHD distribution
Ottawa, ON melodic death thrashers Chariots of The Gods have posted a teaser for their next music video 'Starborn', which is off their debut full length Tides of War' released earlier this year.The album was produced by award winning producer/engineer/mixer Glen Robinson who has worked with names such as The Ramones, AC/DC, GWAR, Annihilator and Voivod. COTG's new album delivers 14 epic, crushing tracks to follow up their well received 2010 debut EP 'Reverence,' which the band aggressively toured in Quebec and Ontario, sharing the stage with names such as Misfits, Voivod, Despised Icon, Kataklysm, Blind Witness, Misery Index, Martyr, Fuck the Facts, Blackguard, Neuraxis, The Agonist, Reanimator and Insurrection.
In additional news, this week's Godcast episode 'Eating Cum or Killing the Governor' hosted by guitarist Matt St. Amour features Christian Carriere as they take a look back at The Walking Dead seasons, The Office finale, a couple of movies with Paul Rudd, the new Children of Bodom, Trivium and Megadeth records and other things.
Candlelight Records has premiered a special pre-release lyric video for HAVOK's latest single, "Give Me Liberty... Or Give Me Death," taken from their forthcoming new album Unnatural Selection. The video is available now at the label's official Facebook page.Unnatural Selection is set to be released in North America on June 25 and is currently available as a pre-order now at Candlelight's official webstore. Special bundle packages of the album are available exclusively at the HAVOK's official merchandise store. Unnatural Selection was produced by Terry Date (Pantera, Overkill, Deftones) and was mastered by James Murphy (Testament, Death).
Canadian thrash party monsters FATALITY have unleashed their highly anticipated music video 'Thoughts Collide' directed by Matthew Chrones Scott of Bleedingheart Productions. The video is in support of their upcoming album ‘Psychonaut’ set for release on June 28th, 2013, which is available for pre-order here and will be supported by an epic 2 month USA 'Towards Disastour' from June 21st - August 28th.
UK based avant-garde black metal outfit, CODE, has inked a worldwide record deal with Agonia Records. Band's as-yet untitled third studio album, is set to be released later this year.
Gathering together a group of UK based musicians with widely varying musical backgrounds, CODE have nearly finished the recording of the new material, which is scheduled to be mixed at Orgone Studios (Ulver, Ghost, Cathedral, Hexvessel) in London, this July. CODE describes the forthcoming release as their "most dynamic and challenging material to date".
Band's last album, 2009's "Resplendent Grotesque", was nominated for a Spellemann award (Norwegian equivalent to the American Grammy Awards) in the best metal album category.
The band commented: "Code are pleased to announce that we have recently signed a deal with Agonia Records for our next two albums, the first of which will be released later this year. We would like to thank Agonia for their huge support and enthusiasm and very much look forward to working with them to bring you our latest offerings."
After the incredible "Hate Parade" (Nadir Music, 2010) after which they shared the stage all over Europe with names like Cynic, Sadist, Extrema, Misfits, Obscura, and after a couple of long tours with Incantation, Hate and Decapitated, Nerve finally came back to the scene with their brand new records, called this time "Fracture".
This new full-lenght is the higher expression of the band up to now and sees the cooperation, in all songs, of Dariusz “Daray” Brzozowski, drummer of Dimmu Borgir.
It’s set to be released digitally on 21.06.2013 for Buil2kill Records on all major digital markets Worldwide and its preorder will be available starting today on nerveofficial.bandcamp.com. Physical distribution (exclusive digipack limited edition) is set to start on August Worldwide.
SF Bay Thrash and Roller’s KILL RITUAL welcome new drummer Gee Anzalone (Braindamage) to the fold. A graduate of the NAM Academy in Milano and an in demand drum teacher at GM Drum School in Torino Italy.
Guitarist Steve Rice comments on the bands new skin basher: “Gee is a world class addition to the band. After witnessing him tear it up on Dethklok, Machine Head and Pantera tunes we knew we found our guy! We’d like to thank all the drummers that submitted and believe us it was a tough call, but we definitely found the right guy.”
UK death thrashers Arceye have posted part 1 of a 2 part studio blog which takes the viewer behind the scenes of 'At First Light', the bands upcoming new album.
Part 1 of the blog shows footage of drums being tracked at Foel Studios in Wales with renowned producer Chris Fielding (Napalm Death, Cerebral Bore, Darkest Era). "We had previously mixed the first album 'The Divide Between Chaos & Order' there and enjoyed working with the engineer Chris Fielding so it was a good option to use this time round", states drummer Craig Mackay. "We also know a lot of bands (Xerath, Envy Of The State, etc.) who have used the same studio and have gotten some great results."
View 'At First Light' Studio Blog Part 1 below:
‘At First Light’ is the second full length from Arceye and will be released worldwide on August 7th via Hostile Media. Commenting on the album the band said: “This album we feel we have really trimmed the fat on our songwriting and made it the best it could be! If we didn’t think that it kicked ass it didn’t make the cut! We also stepped up the production value and worked with Scott Atkins (Sylosis, Cradle Of Filth, Amon Amarth, Gama Bomb) on the mix and master. The meaning of ‘At First Light’ is a representation of where we felt we were as a band when we were writing the album. Since our last release we have gained two new members, both with a writing influence and we’ve developed more of a vision of the music we wanted to play.” ‘At First Light’ is the follow up to Arceye’s highly acclaimed debut album ‘The Divide Between Chaos & Order’ which saw the band appear in pages of Terrorizer and Metal Hammer and was hailed as “hard-hitting” and “balls out thrash.”
Last week the band posted 'Since The Divide' a clip revealing behind the scenes footage of the writing process and some pre-production work on the album.
Watch Since The Divide' below:
The album art was created by none other than Craig Mackay of the band himself.
“The album artwork, title and first track tie in together as we wanted this to be our opening statement, with the theme running through the album. The idea behind the name/artwork is that the wolf climbing the mountain is always hungrier than the wolf on top. We feel we have gone through a rebirth as a band and this album is all about the climb to get us on to the next run of the ladder. Our Drummer Craig Mackay did all of the artwork for the album including painting the front cover and all the band portraits in the booklet.”
The Italian band Deadly Carnage (Post-Black/Doom) entered in studio to record their third album entitled "Manthe". The album will be released in the coming months for the Italian label ATMF (www.atmf.net). Soon the band will release the official video (now in progress) of one of the tracks, "Dome of the Warders", the director will be Danilo Montagna, collaborator of the band since the beginning. Deadly Carnage have announced the tracklist and the cover of the new work.
PEST has premiered the third song from the new full-length album entitled "The Crowning Horror", coming out June 18th in Europe and 9th of July in North America on Agonia Records. The song "Devil's Mark" is streaming exclusively at CVLT Nation.