Swiss extreme metallers SAMAEL have signed a worldwide deal with Napalm Records. The band is working on a new album, to be released later in 2017.
Added the band: "We're thrilled to announce that we've tightened the knot with Napalm Records for the release of our new album! We're looking forward to this exciting alliance for what will undoubtedly be the most important record in the SAMAEL history!
"We've been around long enough to appreciate the importance of collaboration when it comes to turn projects into reality. We still have many great things to achieve and our partnership with Napalm Records will most certainly help us in doing so.
"Desolation Architect", a brand new song from LOCK UP the international grindcore "supergroup" featuring Kevin Sharp (BRUTAL TRUTH, PRIMATE, VENOMOUS CONCEPT), Anton Reisenegger (PENTAGRAM, CRIMINAL), Shane Embury (NAPALM DEATH, BRUJERIA, VENOMOUS CONCEPT) and Nick Barker (CRADLE OF FILTH, DIMMU BORGIR) can be streamed below. The track is taken from LOCK UP's forthcoming album, "Demonization", which will be released on March 10 via Listenable. The disc was recorded at Parlour Recording Studios in Kettering, U.K. with longtime friend and acclaimed producer Russ Russell (THE EXPLOITED, NAPALM DEATH, EVILE, THE BERZERKER, DIMMU BORGIR).
Wonders Embury in considering the track's theme, "From conception to dissolution, what do we leave behind? Or what can we? If our lives could be compared to a canvas of artwork, how defined and inspirational will it be to our next of kin? Was it fulfilled and true? Can they learn from the mistakes we all make?"
One of the most oldest turkish black metal band The Sarcophogus shared their new album 'Beyond This World's Illusion's tracklist,cover artwork and information with Extreminal.com readers. The band planinng to release this album after the 7 years of silence. They signed with triple different labels all around the world such as Satanath Records (Russia) , Death Portal Records (Usa) and Philoshopia Records (Sweden). Artwork made by great artist Paolo Girardi.
The second album of Norwegian black / death metal trio Shaarimoth is titled "Temple of the Adversarial Fire" and released by the World Terror Committee on 13 January. Label provides for listening to the track "Faceless Queen Of Bloodstained Dreams". Stylistically, this is ominous sounding death metal with progressive, black metal elements and references to ancient beliefs ,recomending for fans of Behemoth etc.
At the end of this winter / early spring, a joint effort Malignant Voices and Under the Sign of Garazel will release a new EP Polish death / black metal Death Like Mass - authors of the excellent EP "Winding Roads" from last year. New release a new book entitled "How to Kill Devil" and will be released first on CD, and in a later mode on vinyl. The title track to listen below:
On April 12 Terratvr Possessions planned premiere debut album coming from Trondheim duo Whoredom Rife "Dommedagskvad." On vocals granted here Ghash - former lead singer Mare. Listening to the first available track. Very epic sounds, but still close to Scandinavian black metal tradition.
German death metal band Evoked anounced a new addition of F.D.A. Records. This year will be released their debut new album. Label describes them as the result of Morgoth from the time of "Cursed" and the classic, Scandinavian and American influences.
The team established in 2013. guitarist nicknamed Bonesaw. Later that same year, he joined by drummer nicknamed Artilleratör and in January 2014 they recorded their first demo "Return Of The Dead" in the studio at Hellforge Marco Brinkmann, who dograł on this material as bass lines. Demo tape of 150 pieces. Released a few months later, the underground, the German Go Fuck Yourself Productions, the same team with some Krematorem as a session bass player started to play their first concerts - also outside Germany - in the Netherlands and Belgium. At the end of 2015 they recorded the Go Fuck Yourself Studio 5 new songs that in August 2016 were released as a 12 "EP" Lifeless allurement "with the cover, which did them Putrid Matt (Putrid Gore Art). The EP is available, among others, in FDA Records store.
Metalpunks of the US Cleveland - Midnight - announced on February 20 the launch of their new release, entitled "Shox of Violence." It appears effort Hells Headbangers, and will consist of four new songs, announcing the third full-length album, as well as unreleased covers, among others, Venom, Quiet Riot, The Spits, Girlschool, Pagan and Crucifixion.
Death metal veterans SIX FEET UNDER recently completed work on the follow-up to their "Crypt Of The Devil" album for a 2017 release. Vocalist Chris Barnes stated about the upcoming disc: "Our new album does not sound like any of our previous albums. Just as 'Haunted' didn't sound like 'Tomb Of The Mutilated' [from Barnes's previous band CANNIBAL CORPSE], just like 'Maximum Violence' didn't sound like 'Warpath', just like 'Undead' didn't sound like '13'. If you are expecting it to sound like one of our other albums, you will be disappointed. Saying that, the new music we have recorded is fucking insane."
SIX FEET UNDER's new album was mixed by Chris "Zeuss" Harris and was previously described by Barnes as "the most brutally intense, groove-laden masterpiece we've ever put together!"
The official lyric video for the song "Mean, Green, Killing Machine" from legendary New Jersey thrashers OVERKILL can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's eighteenth album, "The Grinding Wheel", which will be released on February 10, 2017 via Nuclear Blast.
Norwegian black metallers IMMORTAL now consisting of lyricist/guitarist Demonaz (real name Harald Nævdal) and drummer Horgh (real name Reidar Horghagen) will enter the studio in January to begin recording their ninth full-length studio album, to be released later in 2017 via Nuclear Blast.
Said IMMORTAL in a statement: "The songs have been ready for some time, but we wanted to record it at the right place and time.
"We will once again work with Peter Tägtgren at Abyss Studio who produced our four last albums.
"The band will enter the studio during wintertime to have the right atmosphere.
"We look forward to record and present the new album to the IMMORTAL hordes sometime in 2017.
"The tracks that will appear on the album are: 'Northern Chaos Gods', 'Into Battle Ride', 'Gates To Blashyrkh', 'Blacker Of Worlds', 'Where Mountains Rise', 'Grim And Dark', 'Called To Ice' and 'Ravendark'."
"Candiru", the new video from Dutch doom death metallers ASPHYX, can be seen below. The clip was shot during the band's recent appearance at Turock Open Air festival in Essen, Germany and was edited by Maurice Swinkels of Younique Film, who previously worked with ASPHYX on the "Forerunners Of The Apocalypse" video.
Snøgg was formed, when after unsuccessfully trying to form a stable lineup, Matej Voglar (Guitars & Vocals) and Grega Cestnik (Drums) decided to stay as duo and took the names of Ulv and Mørke. In January 2014 they had their first performance, impressing the public with their jazzy approach to extreme metal. After another show in June, fellow black metallers Cvinger were impressed as well thus inviting Snøgg on an Eastern European tour in December 2014. Mørke unfortunately couldn't go on the tour, so Ulv decided to go on the tour the way he started the band alone.
The band gained new fans, especially in Serbia and Check Republic, resulting in a Demo Tour EP. In 2015 Snøgg had a few Slovenian shows and then started to prepare their debut self-titled EP which was released in January 2016. An early member, Žižek, joined the band again to record bass on EP under the name of Køzhl. The EP was successfully presented in June on Tour 666 in Slovenia, Serbia and Bulgaria, to great feedback from audiences. In late summer they already began recording drums and some guitars for their sophomore EP called 'Qivitoq' which will be released in November 2016 and presented on yet another Balkan tour next month.
The latest EP sees the band furthering their transgressive take on black metal, creating an unsettling and truly violent atmosphere. Utilizing raw black metal riffs laced with noise machines, ear-piercing screams and uncanny songwriting, this act does not aim to please. Rather, it aims to disturb and violate.