The German band Calliophis presents the second album, which comes after a long break. Between the debut album "Doomsday" released in 2008, that received well-deserved positive response, and the new release many concerts in Germany, France, Belgium, Switzerland, Czech Republic and Austria were played, the band took part in the legendary Doom Shall Rise Festival, and appeared in a number of thematic compilations. And now, after returning to studio activity, the band brings down to the listener its second album, "Cor Serpentis", proving high skills and creativity of the musicians who not only managed to consolidate their style found at the debut album, but also to master it in the studio, achieving a dense sound and musical perfection of all compositions. Powerful guitars, deep growl, and a combination of atmosphere and stiffness is what should all fans of high-quality doom death metal expect from this release.
After six long, harsh years of absence, the mighty PIG DESTROYER have reassembled to eradicate eardrums and split skulls with their highly anticipated sixth full-length opus, entitled Head Cage (named after a grisly medieval torture device). A visceral vortex of animalistic rage and extreme sonic brilliance, Head Cage is a true work of extreme metal art, that with the addition of a bass player, is hands down their most dynamic and heaviest recording to date. Across twelve tracks, PIG DESTROYER weave together harrowing tales of philosophical dualities, touching on mortality and depression, fear and violence, and the darkest complexities of the human condition, all told through the distorted lens of delightfully transgressive vocalist/lyricist JR Hayes. Musically, the band continues to push the boundaries of metal, grindcore, noise and punk, ramping up the intensity and leaving you bludgeoned in a state of utter shock, all in less than 33 minutes.
The official video for the song "When The Jackals Come" from New York death metallers IMMOLATION can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's latests album, "Atonement", which was released in February 2017 via Nuclear Blast.
"Squalor Opera", the new video from ABORTED, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's upcoming album, "TerrorVision", which will be released on September 21 via Century Media Records. The artwork was created by Pär Olofsson (EXODUS, IMMOLATION, IMMORTAL) and can be seen below.
SOULFLY has set "Ritual" as the title of its new album, tentatively due in October via Nuclear Blast.Fan-filmed video footage of SOULFLY performing a new song called "The Summoning", which will appear on "Ritual", on June 28 in Zwolle, Netherlands can be seen below.
Death metal veterans SIX FEET UNDER have released a new album of previously unreleased material, titled "Unburied", via Metal Blade Records. Produced by frontman Chris Barnes and mixed/mastered by Chaz Najjar at Badlands Recording in Denver, Colorado, the collection features nine tracks from the "Undead" (2012), "Unborn" (2013) and "Torment" (2017) sessions.
Barnes comments: "I feel 'Unburied' is something special and interesting to release that is different, being that this is our first digital-only release and the songs are all in their rawest and earliest form. It was also a shame for the songs to just sit there and go to waste; I knew the fans would dig them, and also everyone involved worked so hard writing and putting them together !
Dutch death/black metal band SISTERS OF SUFFOCATION has inked a deal with Napalm Records.
The band members said: "We are very proud and excited to announce that we have signed with the mighty Napalm Records. We are very happy to be working with them and are looking forward to releasing an album with them soon!"
Philip Anselmo dedicated a cover of the PANTERA classic "Slaughtered" to Vinnie Paul Abbott during Thursday night's (July 5) SCOUR concert at the Baltimore Soundstage in Baltimore, Maryland. Anselmo simply stated, "This is one for Vince," before launching into the song from PANTERA's 1994 album "Far Beyond Driven", widely considered the heaviest metal record to ever reach No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart.
Former MALEVOLENT CREATION frontman Bret Hoffmann has died after a battle with stage 4 colon cancer. He was only 51 years old.
The news of Bret's passing was revealed by his wife, Kimberly Karan Hoffmann. She wrote on Facebook: "Today is the saddest day of my life. I just lost my soulmate, the love of my [life]. My best friend has passed away. I will always love [you], RIP, my love."
MALEVOLENT CREATION guitarist Philip Fasciana paid tribute to his former bandmate, writing on Facebook: "Can't believe my best friend/brother has passed away! 40 years of friendship and 30 years of playing music together. There will never be ever anyone I loved more than Bret Hoffmann and writing music and traveling the world with. He was truly the best friend I ever had and will miss him deeply. R.I.P. my brother!!!!!"
Singaporean Black Metallers INFERNAL EXECRATOR have announced the new full-length album as Obsolete Ordinance.
In a span of four years since the band released their debut album, INFERNAL EXECRATORs sophomore record features some of Black Metals prominent musicians; Sacrilegious Rite frontman Ex Ipsis-Mors , Ludo Lejeune aka Ludo Evil and Infernal Vlad of Cult Of Fire all contributing guest spots on Obsolete Ordinance.
The street date for the Obsolete Ordinance CD version will be released on 27th July 2018 and the vinyl version will be released sometime at the end of September 2018 with a few colour variants..
The tracklisting for Obsolete Ordinance are as follow:
Turkish melodic death metallers Desecrate has founded in 2005 by Oguz Bulgurlular and Akcan Ergin. In 2006 the band released a 4 tracks demo called 'Gods Are Crying2. 3 single-tracks have been released 'Black Mask' in 2016, 'Schizoprenia' in 2017 and 'War in 2018 . In early 2018 band lived some line up changes and Oktay DEMİRCİ added on vocals Batuhan BULGURLULAR added on guitars ,lately Vahit TANIK added on bass in 2018.
On June 15, 2018, "Schizophrenia" album released on Spotify, Itunes and other music platforms. Also published online at Extreminal TV on Youtube and you can listen whole album below.
They will be on stage in this summer and they will start recording new single, "Shadows Witch," which will be released before the end of summer.In July they will start working on the new album records which will be released in early 2019.
Florida death metal veterans DEICIDE will release their long-awaited new album, "Overtures Of Blasphemy", on September 14 via Century Media.
DEICIDE frontman Glen Benton states: "This album came together over time, meaning we didn't want to rush it.DEICIDE in 2016 parted ways with longtime guitarist Jack Owen and replaced him with Mark English (MONSTROSITY).
Swedish black metallers MARDUK have released the official music video for the title track of their new album, "Viktoria", which was made available on June 22 via Century Media Records.
MARDUK guitarist Morgan Steinmeyer Håkansson stated about "Viktoria": "For me, it's a continuation of the 'Frontschwein' album. It's, in the sense, a MARDUK album, I would say. The music writes a different journey from 'Frontschwein', I would say, but it's still the continuation for the same thing. As with any other MARDUK, it's a complete different musical journey. It has a lot of variation, power, aggression, devotion, feeling. It's hard to explain when it's so fresh in your mind. But, we're proud of it. I think it's a great MARDUK album.
Morgan also talked about MARDUK's evolution, saying: "It's hard to describe. You constantly play and keep on doing what you believe in. Things change. That's the way it is. You don't do the same thing you did when you were 17 years old or whatever. Most people would say it's a natural progression. We're not one of those bands who sit down and think, 'We have to do this, we have to do that.' We always follow our instinct. We do whatever we think. It's always about making music and lyrics becoming one. The music is reflected in the lyrics and the other way around. That's why we keep on doing whatever theme the album has. This is the fourteenth album and I'm sure the fifteenth is going to be different as well."
Morgan stressed the significance of MARDUK's lyrics, explaining: "The thing that I always say is important is, as I said earlier on and I've said a thousand times, is to make music and lyrics to become one. For instance, a lot of bands, I get the feeling they write music and they just put some lyrics on it just to have something to sing. For us, the lyrics are equally as important as the music and we put a lot of energy into making it fit into each song so they reflect each other so you get the full picture in your mind and it creates a picture in your mind. It should be like a painting stuck in your mind."