Odium Records announces the end of the year, the Norwegian Beastcraft split with Black Altar, which celebrates its twentieth anniversary. The album will be released as a digi cd and about 2 months later gatefold Lp and limited to 50 pieces wooden box with CD, vinyl, 2 free t-shirt, patch, badge, posters and many rarities from the entire period of the existence of Black Altar. In the material Black Altar guest musicians participated Vader, Ondskapt, Acherontas and Beastcraft.
3. WINDS OV DECAY
4. PENTAGRAM SACRIFICE (Beastcraft cover)
6. IN THE HOUR OF THE THORNS (unreleased intro track from 2016)
7. DEATHCRAFT AND NECROMANCY (unreleased track recorded in 2007/2016)
8. BLACKWINGED MESSIAH (previously only released on 7 vinyl, recorded in 2007)
9. BURNT AT HIS ALTAR (unreleased live recording from 2016, taken from the Death is Complete tribute concert)
10. RESURRECTION THROUGH DESECRATION AND CHURCHFIRES (previously only released on 7 vinyl, recorded in 2006)
11. RECRUCIFIXION (unreleased mix from 2009, with re-recorded drums in 2016)
One of the oldest black metal bands, Root, operating continuously since 1987 with iconic vocalist Jiri 'Big Boss' Valter at the helm, finished recording the new album, "Kärgeräs - Return From Oblivion". The album will be released on November 25 effort Agonia Records. Of the album is available here.
In contrast to Bathory and Venom, music Czechs followed in a more sophisticated direction. Black metal in their performance is characterized by clean vocals, dark sound and epic approach. Together, they constitute the hallmarks ROOT for almost thirty years. The team owes its style largely unique singer, Big Boss'owi. Obenie music ROOT is defined as epic heavy / black metal, or as he calls himself the band, dark metal.
According to the announcement, the upcoming album will be different from its predecessor, "Heritage Of Satan", from 2011:
"As always in the history of Root, we tried to record something special. Our plates were never alike, every album was for on something new. So it will be in this case. Dark metal in good release, varied with some unexpected flavors. We recorded one fully acoustic song and one instrumental. in total, the disc will be ten compositions. "
Witching Hour Productions announced on November 18 a new, ninth album of Christ Agony. The material is called "Legacy" and, as we read, "brings seven tracks embedded in a climate known from the first three albums the team." Little surprise personnel - to record drums Caesar invited this time Daray. The album was recorded and completed in Morag in the studio 666 under the supervision of Michael Grabowski. Cover took the Black Team Media.
Soon further details and the first audio trailer be anounced.
Turkish Extreme Metal band Demifrag's self released EP is called same with band name 'Demifrag' released in March of 2016 with self production. The band has shared their first official lyric video with their audience.
Death metal from Mikkeli, Finland. Formed 2014. "The Wicked Shall Inherit the Earth" is the name for album. Contains 7 songs.First full song from album! "The Wicked Shall Inherit the Earth" will be released on CD sometime in late 2016. Digital version will be available soon.Lyric video created by Mikko Koskinen.
The signing of black metal act GAEREA and the release of their furious and intense debut Ep.
CD and Digital versions will be available to the public November 11th, 2016 while the Vinyl version is set to be released for mid 2017.
Lets make one thing clear. We need to stress the fact that our era is lost in a huge void of numbness. We are here to bring and present you what your system could not solve by itself. Well cover the daylight with ashes and smash the massive skull thats blocking your brain and will to evolve. Were GAEREA.
Calgary thrashers ILLYRIAN have teamed up with Metal Nation Radio for the premiere of their second single and lyric video 'Zeta Reticulan' in support of their upcoming album 'Round 2: Fight!' due out on October 7th. The album was co-produced by the band with Casey Lewis at Echo Base Studios plus mastered by Sacha Laskow (Every Hour Kills, ex-Divinity) at Perfect Fifth Studios.
Alaskan Mountain Metal crew Turbid North have launch a brand new video for the track Pyramid Drones. The song is taken from their second full length album Eyes Alive which is penned for release on 30th September via Apocalyptic Witchcraft.
The album is released on limited edition 180gram blood red vinyl and comes with a patch.
Vocalist Nick comments:
The video was shot in an awesome venue we play regularly in Fort Worth, TX called Tomcats West. We rented some lights and one camera on a tripod to film ourselves. Did about 10 takes with different angles. No camera man, completely DIY. It isnt the most action packed video, but we needed something quick and I really thought it was important to show off the new lineup.
Eyes Alive is a concept album based in a dystopian future where the sun is a red giant and life on earth is a constant struggle to survive. The record was a complete DIY effort recorded, mixed and mastered by vocalist/guitarist Nick Forkel at his Black Ram Studios.
When we started to write this album our original singer and other guitarist left the band very early in the process. We decided to carry on as a 3 piece and continued writing. We wrote for a solid month, recording everything we did, then I took all those recordings and basically wrote the songs out of those jam sessions over the next couple of months.
For fans of Napalm Death, Misery Index, Crowbar, Mastodon, Gojira, Isis and Pink Floyd.
The album is due for release on October 14th and in order to celebrate this release WALDGEFLÜSTER will preform two release shows this fall, starting with the Nordvis Höstfest on September 30 together with Panopticon, Grift, Skogen & Forndom.
Ruinen (Ruins) is a heavy masterwork of emotive and moving metal, a gem that blends a vast variety of different genres within the metal spectrum. With Ruinen WALDGEFLÜSTER venture further away from their origin and the traces of more traditional black metal fades away and leave place for a more promising sound with no boundaries. It's certain that Ruinen is a wonderful melancholic journey that has allowed WALDGEFLÜSTER to reach another level. A level where the sounds of atmospheric folk metal of artists like Falls of Rauros and Panopticon merges with the older doom/post-metal sounds of artists such as Anathema & Katatonia. One of the most interesting metal releases of 2016, no doubt.
A full six years after their latest studio album release, Linköping, Sweden-based blackened metallers WITCHERY finally return with their long-awaited sixth studio album, "In His Infernal Majesty's Service", due on November 25 via Century Media Records.
"We've sadly had to part ways with two members prior to this album; longtime band member Martin Axenrot and live member (and recording member-to-be) Emperor Magus Caligula. Martin's departure is purely down to him being too busy with his other musical endeavors and Caligula had to leave the band over an unfortunate medical condition involving his hearing. These are both serious losses for the band and we wish them all the best in the future. We have, however, been able to find more than able replacements for our two lost brethren: Chris Barkensjö on the drums and Angus Norder on vocals. They both bring fresh blood and fresh ideas to the band and you can clearly hear that they both have made it necessary for us 'old members' to step up our game a notch or two!
Celebrating the 20th year of the group's existence, "In His Infernal Majesty's Service" showcases an illustrious and revamped lineup consisting of original members Patrik Jensen (guitar; THE HAUNTED), Rikard Rimfält (guitar; SEANCE) and Sharlee D'Angelo (bass, ARCH ENEMY), alongside new additions to this nocturnal guild Angus Norder (vocals; NEKROKRAFT) and Chris Barkensjö (drums, LIK). Self-evidently, WITCHERY stays the stylistic course and continues their infamous tradition of combining the best elements of old school thrash, speed, death, black and ultimately pure heavy metal with dead-on songwriting precision for maximum listening pleasure. In regards to the musical approach and the recording procedure goals with the new album, which was produced and mixed by Daniel Bergstrand at Dug Out Studio (BEHEMOTH, IN FLAMES, MESHUGGAH).
Jensen adds: "Musically, I wanted to make this album more raw than the previous ones. Perhaps as raw as the first album even. I really didn't want to over-work things, as I myself enjoy music that comes more from feeling and enthusiasm than music that has been contemplated and construed.
"This album is recorded by Daniel Bergstrand at his Dug Out Studio in Uppsala, Sweden. Even though Daniel has been a high-profile name for ages within the metal community, I've never had the opportunity to work with him before.
"I have to say that Daniel is really easy to work with. All around a great guy and he immediately understood what I was looking for production-wise when I spoke to him about the album.
"My main request was that I wanted a raw and unpolished production. I really dislike productions where you can hear that the band has had ages to complete just one song. Where there might be a month's worth of coffee breaks between the guitar takes etc. I wanted it to sound like a real band that is playing together. My second request was that I wanted the drums to sound like on VAN HALEN's '1984' album. I seriously love that aggressive middy drum sound.
"I think Daniel did an amazing job and I know that he rates this production very highly on his own personal list of albums he's worked on
DIVISION VANSINNE was created at the year of 2008 by guitarist and current vocalist TortureXvidian with the idea to keep the old spirit of early 90's black/death metal alive.
Previously the lineup contained Hatlevnad on vocals alongside Likh on bass, Terrorblaster on drums and TortureXvidian on guitars. Terrorblaster left the band in 2009 to focus on Desultor, thus being replaced by German "Cirkle of Chaos, Helvegen" on drums. While several guitar players tried out for the band, German left and Ljusebring Terrorblaster returned. Afterwards, Likh and Hatlevnad left the band as well.
After a lot of hard work, the band entered the studio in 2015 with Likh back on bass, and the album Dimension Darkness was born. Musically, the album builds itself around pure old school black/death metal aesthetics, blasting tempos with a variety of riffs and leads. Lyrically they deal in topics related to war, torture, demonic/evil themes, in both Swedish and English.