From Mumbai, India, BIOPSY are shaking up the place with their impeccable brand of brutal death metal. Inspired by the genre's greats like SUFFOCATION, DISGORGE, GORGASM and DEVOURMENT, these guys are leaving no stone unturned in making their idols proud. Sounding thick and juicy, they are going straight for the jugular, elevating the standards of the scene where this niche style is concerned. The underground is rising and under the tutelage of Transcending Obscurity, the group hopes to reach out to the fans of the style around the world. Five songs represent the band's ambitions of perhaps at least being considered as one of the nation's better death metal acts even if the band members have now drifted apart physically although BIOPSY are very much alive and eager to please. And smash skulls.
Line up -
Shomeresh Shetty - Vocals
Akshay Verma - Guitars
Keshav Javadekar - Drums
Track List -
1. Hemolytic Crisis
2. Anatomical Reconstruction
4. Fractals of Derangement
5. Surgical Symmetry
Recorded at Promethean Studios (Mumbai)
Mixed and Mastered by Ashwin Kulkarni (Zero Gravity, Albatross, etc.)
Dormant Inferno from Mumbai pioneered the doom metal movement in India. Back when most in the region were just accustomed to death and thrash metal music, Dormant Inferno gave the fans something different yet bold - a pure expression of death/doom metal, just as the band members wanted. They know their music and what's even better is that they've evolved since the legendary demo 'In Sanity' was unleashed upon the unsuspecting Indian audience. The new songs are varied and dynamic, offering a brilliant and well-tempered contrast of aggression and melody, showcasing the band's innate compositional skills as well their penchant of looking forward and doing things their way.
Dionysus from Pakistan made quite an impact with their debut release 'Hymn to the Dying' which was re-released by international labels. Despite a background not conducive to metal music, the band captured brilliant strains of poignancy in their music, a heart-wrenching melodic sense and a sublime texture that works independently to give off different moods in a metal context. Immediately evocative of past glories and lost chances, Dionysus weave two marvellous songs, oft-intertwining a myriad of emotions, always elegantly expressed.
Both bands are signed to Transcending Obscurity India, a sub-label of Transcending Obscurity formed to give professional support and backing to the deserving bands from the Indian subcontinent. 'Beyond Forgotten Shores' is only the second release on the sub-label.
Artwork is painted by the label owner, Kunal Choksi.
Track list -
Dormant Inferno - Veil of Lunacy
Dormant Inferno - Deliverance
Dormant Inferno - A Once Holy Throne (Incantation)
Power Behind The Throne introduced the Haderslev-based Danish quartet to the Worldwide Thrash scene. Now the band are back with another warning shot to the hitherto uninitiated with their highly anticipated EP Prepare For War.
Impalers will unleash this aural assault via Evil EyE Records worldwide on 1st April 2015.
For fans of Sodom, Destruction, Kreator and Metallica.
The third album of the Siberian band. Once again, the musicians bring to the audience their distinctive doom metal, whose features were established on their previous album «Drunken Tales». The components of success of Evoke Thy Lords remain the same: groovy guitars and hypnotic flute delivered in a psychedelic way. However, now the music contains even more space, trance and, of course, more mushrooms!
NECROMANCE RECORDS is proud to announce the signing of SAD EYES, the solo proyect of Santi Glez, which will release his third CD through NECROMANCE RECORDS before 2015's summer. Continuing the method of work and compose of Santi Glez, the CD willbe again a concept one and the title will be "AD DICTI ON"; you'll receive very soon more information concerning concept, artwork, track list and advance song. It'll be mixed in Auryn Studios with Tristán Iñiguez (ex-DARKNESS BY OATH).
SIX FEET UNDER announces Victor Brandt on bass to step in for HATEFEST tour 2015 featuring Marduk and Vader among others!
April 2015 will see the return of the HATEFEST Tour. The unholy billing will be headlined by SIX FEET UNDER and includes also Marduk, Vader and Hate! Special guests on all weekend-dates will be Eisregen and Debauchery. Tickets for this exceptional Death/Black Metal tour are available at www.hardticket.eu.
SIX FEET UNDER have announced Victor Brandt will be stepping in for this run of dates on bass. Comments singer Chris Barnes: "Thanks to all the fans for the great response to the upcoming new SFU release "Crypt of the Devil" and the first track "Open Coffin Orgy" thank you so much! We are currently getting ready for our upcoming tour with Vader and Marduk on the HateFest tour of Europe. It will be a cataclysmic event. Do not miss it. Also for this run of dates we want to let you know that stepping in for our bass player, Jeff Hughell, will be Victor Brandt from Entombed. Steve Marco and myself are very much looking forward to sharing the stage with Victor while Jeff and his wife Fazi welcome the birth of their first child! It's gonna be a great year for SFU! Can't wait to see you all soon!"
Comments Victor Brandt: "I am very proud and happy to step in for my good friend and Warwick brother Jeff Hughell to play bass with the mighty Six Feet Under for their upcoming tour in Europe. We're gonna have a blast! Be sure to check out this killer tour that also features Marduk, Vader and Hate! See you in the pit and/or the bar."
SIX FEET UNDER
Plus extended guests: Eisregen, Debauchery
02/04/15 DE - Leipzig - Hellraiser
03/04/15 AT - Wien - Gasometer *Extended Show*
04/04/15 CH - Pratteln - Z7 *Extended Show*
05/04/15 DE - Essen - Weststadthalle *Extended Show*
06/04/15 DE - Saarbrücken - Garage
07/04/15 DE - Lindau - Club Vaudeville
08/04/15 DE - Ludwigsburg - Rockfabrik
09/04/15 DE - Hamburg - Markthalle
10/04/15 DE - Geiselwind - Musichall *Extended Show*
11/04/15 DE - München - Backstage *Extended Show*
12/04/15 DE - Berlin - Postbahnhof *Extended Show*
SIX FEET UNDER, will release their eleventh studio recording this spring via Metal Blade Records. Titled "Crypt Of The Devil", the ten track slab of audio violence was composed by vocalist Chris Barnes and Cannabis Corpse bassist/vocalist Phil "Landphil" Hall. While on tour with Cannabis Corpse in 2013, Barnes and Hall met and kept in touch. Barnes would later lend his vocals to a track on Cannabis Corpse's "From Wisdom To Baked". That same year, Hall and Barnes joined forces to pen brand new SIX FEET UNDER tracks. Barnes lauds Hall's take on the SIX FEET UNDER style of death metal and stated that this material was, "where my wheelhouse is - it's where I thrive vocally and lyrically."
With "Crypt Of The Devil", Barnes has worked to continue the overall story from the previous works, wherein he is penning lyrics from the perspective of a serial killer. Or as Barnes describes, it's a "winding journey through his mind. The songs paint a picture that's not necessarily linear, rather a meandering back and forth through a dark soul." Soon-to-be-classic cuts such as "Open Coffin Orgy" serve as exemplary examples of the fruits of Barnes' macabre muse.
"Crypt Of The Devil" stands as a truly collaborative and cross-country effort from a selection of today's finest metal minds, and the result is a refreshing SIX FEET UNDER experience. Or as refreshing as brutal, visceral death metal can be, anyway.
Sample the sadistic wares of new single "Open Coffin Orgy" at metalblade.com/sixfeetunder.
"Crypt Of The Devil" will see release via Metal Blade Records on May 1st, 2015. For a selection of preorder bundles, go to: metalblade.com/sixfeetunder.
PRC MUSIC announced the signature of veteran Death Metal band SPIRIT OF REBELLION!
With 2 demos, one EP and 2 albums released on their own, SPIRIT OF REBELLION is more than ready to expose their brand of Québec made Heavy old school death metal to a wider audience!
Formed in 2001 in the beautiful bas-St-Laurent region of Rimouski, the band (original member Jean-François Côté on bass & vocals (ex-Vortex), drummer Françis Marmen (Gorelust, ex-Vortex), guitarists Jean-Francois Côté and Nicolas Auclair and vocalist Sylvain Morency) is in writing mode for its third album, its first for PRC MUSIC,scheduled for fall 2015.
Check out the video for The great harvester from the band's previous album A taste of death.
Metal Scrap Records have revealed release dates of Ukrainian Thrash/Groove Metal D.HATE's new album "L. I. F. E.":
North & South America: 10.03.2015
Digital release dates:
North & South America: 10.03.2015
10 tracks concerning the problem of mans fear in the fight with yourself throughout life. Brand heavy sound is the hallmark of the band that will be appreciated by every fan of Heavy Metal music.
Album was recorded in Hertz Studio, Poland (Behemoth, Vader, Decapitated and others). Artworks created by Gustavo Sazes, Brazil (Arch Enemy, Morbid Angel, Amaranthe, Legion Of The Damned, Firewind, etc )
Montreal based death metal powerhouse KATAKLYSM, are done with the recordings of the follow up to their critically acclaimed "Waiting For The End To Come" album. The record, which has been dubbed "Of Ghosts And Gods", is set to be released July 31st via Nuclear Blast!
Guitarist J- F Dagenais has tracked drums, guitars and bass for the album, while vocals were recorded by producer Mark Lewis (WHITE CHAPEL, DEVILDRIVER, CANNIBAL CORPSE). The entire process will be mixed and mastered in the UK by legendary producer Andy Sneap (MEGADETH, TESTAMENT, EXODUS, AMON AMARTH).
The band states: "The new album is finished being recorded and will travel into the very capable hands of legendary producer Andy Sneap this month for the final mix and production work. We havent been this excited to release an album in a very long time , "Of Ghosts & Gods " is set to stand alongside the bands classic records like Shadows & dust, Serenity in Fire and In the arms of Devastation it has all the elements that make Kataklysm the force that it is with unrelenting power, melodic hooks , extreme passages and the head stomping grooves Kataklysm is well known for, plus it jumps into new territory in the true nature of the bands adventurous exploits to push the limit, the end result will be our fans head banging with their horns in the air and shouting the hymns - and thats our satisfaction right there., We will be hitting the road this summer with a string of Open-Airs in support of the album which will drop JULY 31st Worldwide. This is a determined Kataklysm like youve never seen before,, be ready \m/"
Thrash/Sleeze/Glam finnish combo Tornado just signed a worldwide deal with Wormholedeath for the release of their killer sophomore album titled "Black President".
To celebrate this, the band released their official video for the track "David and Goliath" online yesterday.
01. Black President
02. I, Individual
03. 911 First Responder (FDNY)
04. Flesh Crawling Nightmare
05. T Minus 10
06. David and Goliath
07. World Pieces
08. Under The Crimson Moon
09. Stop The Madness (Part I and II)
10. Ghetto Wasteland
Superstar Joey Severance Vocals
Tommy Shred Lead Guitar
Tim Damion Lead Guitar
Henry Steel Bass
Niko McNasty - Drums
Says singer Superstar Joey Severance We are extremely grateful and excited to be a part of the Worm Hole Death family and look forward our future cooperation with the label. Lock up your Girlfriends, Wives and Daughters. Sleazy Thrash is coming your way!
Worm stated: "When I got to know Joey I understood that I was in front of someone with a unique attitude and loyalty. Tornado have been pushing so hard during these years ... So hard that they have been able to work with Peter Tagtgren and get a deal with Listenable Records for their debut album "Amsterdam". This is just to underline that I was more than honored when I got their email. Their new album is like a blast and it has this unique sound since they have been able to create a very strong drive with both scandinavian and bay area thrash elements. By the way, not many words are needed here...This is a real band with a real attitude and everyone should check them out. A fucking Tornado is coming our way, this is what I wanted to say.
Extreme metal assassins VULTURE LOCUST have completed their magnum opus of grinding death-thrash havoc. Entitled Command Presence, this savage blur of grindcore-based death metal mayhem blasts its way through 15 mutant tracks of vintage thrash, blackened crust, and doom-blasting sludge.
With unapologetic contempt Vulture Locust continue their dystopian vision of a world gone mad dissecting police state brutality, martial law, and every conspiracy under the sun.
Recorded/mixed/mastered ever so brutally by Nathan Richardson (with additional mastering by Robert Nelson of Glorious Usurper Studios) this unrelenting destroyer of an LP re-records all the tracks from their earlier promo We Need To Talk plus fresh material.
Full Album on YouTube:Hailing from Portland, Oregon, this two-man unit will be performing live heavily throughout 2015 on the West Coast. Future European dates and festival performances are on the agenda with guitarist/vocalist Ryan Bartek performing alongside a stand-in drummer. On March 3rd, 2015 Command Presence will be released as a free download at the bands official website: www.VultureLocust.com
NOTHING I KNOW Through is out now via Indelirium Records.
Three years after the beginning of the project, the band NOTHING I KNOW was born for the second time in 2010 with a renewed lineup and a completely different sound. NOTHING I KNOW sound reflects the modern hardcore evolution, but coming from 90′s hardcore and metal bands and bringing unusual and impressive melodic vocals.