Swedish depressive black metal band Lifelover have announced the band's end following the tragic death of guitarist and main songwriter B, aka Jonas Berqvist.
A statement on the band's Facebook page:
"On Friday morning, September 9th, B didnt wake up from his sleep. He didnt take his own life nor was he victim of any apparent action. The authorities in charge are still examinating his body to find the exact cause of death.
"We, the remaining members of Lifelover have decided to lay the band to rest. This would be the only right thing to do considering B was the main composer of Lifelover.
"Therefore, we won't be performing at our coming, planned shows. We are very sorry and hope that all of the fans that had been looking forward to seeing Lifelover play live will understand. The concerts in Belgium and Holland were the last concerts of Lifelover. We want to thank everybody that was present and helped out, especially Rob "Svograth" Polon of Monads and the members of IXXI.
"These last days have been very hard for us and everybody that knew B. We want to thank all of our fans for being so respectful, dedicated and understanding and, most of all, for supporting Lifelover during all these years."
US metallers Machine Head will release their new album, Unto The Locust, on September 27 via Roadrunner Records.
The CD was recorded at JingleTown Studios in Oakland, with frontman Robb Flynn producing. The mixing duties were handled by Flynn and Juan Urteaga (Exodus, Testament, Vicious Rumors, Vile, Cattle Decapitation).
01. I Am Hell (Sonata In C#)
1 - Sangre Sani
2 - I Am Hell
3 - Ashes To The Sky
02. Be Still And Know
04. This Is The End
05. Darkness Within
06. Pearls Before The Swine
07. Who We Are
08. The Sentinel [Judas Priest cover] [Special edition bonus]
Turkish one man Brutal Death Metal project DRAIN OF IMPURITY's latest full-length album "Human Anatomy" will be re-released on October/November via Extreminal Productions/Arizali Notalar Records. It was released before via Sevared Records on April 2011.
Deathsters "LIVARKAHIL" from Paris/France preparing to release their brand new album "Signs Of Decay" on September 26th, 2011, through Listenable Records.
"Signs Of Decay" is a concept album based on religious autocracy with production handled by Hk & BST (AOSOTH, THE ORDER OF APOLLYON) and mixed and mastered at notorious Hertz Studio (BEHEMOTH, DECAPITATED, VADER).
LIVARKAHIL's second album will please any fans of BEHEMOTH, DEVILDRIVER and ABORTED.
01. In nomine Patris
02. When hell is near
03. Quiet heresy
04. The end of everything
05. Art of bleeding (feat Franck & David of Lyzanxia)
The past few years have seen Norwegian-based TAAKE busier than ever before with numerous tours around the world and increased productivity. With their fifth studio offering, Noregs Vaapen, TAAKE have refined their respected black metal sound, expanding this time around to include new elements. The album is filled with Hoest's trademark riffs, melodies and vocals, but also embraces the unpredictable -- more black'n' roll grooves, ice-cold mellotrons and Southern-inspired banjo.It is without a doubt TAAKE's most diverse and unique recording to date.
"Noregs Vaapen" was produced by Bjørnar E. Nilsen (Dead to this World, The Batallion, Helheim, Vulture Industries, etc.) and features guest appearances by Nocturno Culto (Darkthrone), Attila Csihar (Mayhem) and Demonaz (Immortal).
01. Fra Vadested Til Vaandesmed
04. Du Ville Ville Vestland
07. Dei Vil Alltid Klaga Og Kyta
"Noregs Vaapen" will be released in North American via Candlelight Records on November 1, 2011.
The new album "Ablaze" by Slovakian death metal squad PERVERSITY has been currently released via Lavadome productions. "Ablaze" contains 10 tracks of uncompromising, brutal and blasphemous death metal. A new sample, song entitled "Blood Of Hastur", can be streamed or downloaded below.
01. Reach Of Hell
02. Behind The Diabolical
03. Merciless Messiah
04. Hailing The Thieves Of Souls
05. Devoted To Perdition
06. Necrophiliac Beast
07. The Banished
09. Palace Of Skin
10. Blood Of Hastur
The album can be obtained via Lavadome productions store. Digital version will be available for purchase through iTunes, eMusic, Amazon and other digital media stores in upcoming days.
Finnish extreme metal band HATERIAL has signed a deal with Wormholedeath/Aural Music Group.
During November 2011 the band will enter Realsound Studio in Parma (Italy) with producer Wahoomi Corvi (Crysalys, The Way Of Purity). Wormholedeath will release their debut album titled "Twisted Verses" world-wide through Aural Music Group. Release date is due during the winter of 2012 and will be announched at the end of the current year.
The Bulgarian Metal band Eufobia (www.eufobia.com) presents the official video of the "Frog" track from the latest release "Cup of Mud" 2011 (www.wizard.bg). The official release date of the album is the 16th of September 2011.
The album is released by Wizard LTD and would be officially distributed worldwide by Twilight Vertrieb (www.twilight-vertrieb.de). Just like the previous single "Cruel Child", this one would be included in the upcomin compilation of the cult German magazine LEGACY (www.legacy.de) as well.
Selfmadegod Records has announced the album from Crypticus and Scaremaker through this fall:
"This special split album will feature 4 songs from Crypticus and 5 songs from Scaremaker! This epic meeting of two horror-obsessed bands will also feature amazing cover artwork from none other than the mighty Putrid!"
"Crypticus and their brand of classic horror-inspired old-school death metal with original tales of deadly scarecrows, black magic, and an undead HP Lovecraft! Scaremaker with their horrific-thrashing Death Metal with songs inspired by classic horror films such as Madman, Burnt Offerings, and Trick or Treat! All of this and more! This release will be exclusive to Selfmadegod Records and will be available sometime later this Fall!"
Czech Republic metal act Root, has announced the bands upcoming ninth album Heritage of Satan, follow-up to the Daemon Viam Invenient album, will be released via Agonia Records on October 25th in Europe and November 22nd in North America.