Indian death metal band Reptilian Death have released a lyric video for a new single 'O' off their sophomore album 'The Dawn And Consummation And Emergence'. The album is scheduled to be released in India on 19th May 2013 via Universal Music India. The band recently unveiled the artwork for the album created by Michal 'Xaay' Loranc who has previously worked with the likes of Nile, Behemoth, Karl Sanders etc. Worldwide release dates for the album have yet to be announced. "We're still in talks with labels and distribution partners, we feel this album deserves a proper release so we'll try and close these deals soon. If nothing works out fans can expect it to be self released around 25th June 2013, worldwide." said Sahil Makhija, owner of Demonstealer Records.
JESUS CHRÜSLER SUPERCAR will release their debut album Among The Ruins and Lands on 31st Mai 2013 via vönHell Records/Sound Pollution/Rough Trade. The Stockholm trio present us a dirty, hard and kick ass album. With their rough Supreme Swedish Death n Roll they sound like a real bastard of Entombed and Motörhead. Among The Ruins And Desolate Lands was produced in the legendary Sunlight Studio by no one else than Tomas Skogsberg (Entombed, The Hellacopters, Backyard Babies ).
Altogether twelve songs blast with a modern pressure. The first single Killing Machine was already released on 30th April 2013 and the appropriate music video came as a real bombshell into the Swedish metal scene what smoothed the way for some of their songs to be played into nationwide radio stations. The songs Before I Turn You Down and Death Row Blues are supported by JESUS CHRÜSLER SUPERCAR friend LG Petrov, the frontman of Entombed, on vocals.
Among The Ruins And Desolate Land will be available as CD and download and for friends of good old vinyl there will be a special edition in black gold. This album will create a sensation and finally celebrate the return of Swedish Supreme Death n Roll.
Ancient Roman death metal band ADE has posted a new lyric video for their brutal track 'Sanguine Pluit In Arena', which is off their latest offering Spartacus and features extreme metal drummer George Kollias (Nile, Nightfall).
Swedish black metal band SVARTSYN unveiled the second track off the upcoming full-length album entitled "Black Testament".
The album is coming to shops on the 28th of May in Europe and 11th of June in North America on Agonia Records.
01. Revelation in the waters
02. Venom of the underworld
03. Demoness with seven names
04. Carving a temple
05. Eyes of the earth
06. Rising beast
07. Black testament
According to the band founder and mastermind - Ornias - "Black Testament" can be described as a "sinister mix between Destruction Of Man (2003) and Timeless Reign (2007) releases." He also added: "it's a journey through my spiritual darkness and death."
The album was recorded at Mortsella Studio, Sweden. A short series of video clips* documenting the recording process (vocals, guitars and drums) can be viewed at the links below:
From Santiago, Chile, comes yet another amazing Death Metal act in the shape of ISTENGOAT. Formed at the begining of 2011 with the main goal of creating a simple, direct & powerful sound which can transmit the sensation of being infront of a tornado.
The band has recently teamed up with Swedish underground label, BLOOD HARVEST, for the vinyl release of the bands upcoming debute album titled "Atlas Shrugged". Recording will commence in July, 2013.
The CD edition will be handled in S. America through Soul Erazer (Brazil).
In the meantime, as an introduction, BLOOD HARVEST will re-release ISTENGOAT's sold-out debut from 2012, "MMXII" on a limited 7"EP vinyl edition. The band has just finished assembling the last parts for the 7"EP layout and it's been sent of to press.
The Japanese Thrashcore/Crossover Metal Band BEYOND DESCRIPTION has just finished the mixing of their eleven songs for their new album "An Elegy For Depletion", the follow-up of their 2011 release "Proof of the Truth". The new album will be released in Europe on June 25th by the Italian label Punishment 18 Records.
Brought up to existence during the summer 2011, CADAVERIC FUMES is a French Death Metal band that delivers a pure ancient act from the bowels of torment. Mainly influenced by the American and Scandinavian blasphemies from the early 90's, their first demo "Macabre Exaltation" was released by Impious Desecration Records in early october 2012.
This magnificent Demo is now being released on vinyl by BLOOD HARVEST. Limited to 300 copies on Black Vinyl!
Enforced with a fourth member to handle the bass in their brotherhood of madness, the band is preparing their Danish invasion at KillTown Deathfest planned for the twilight of august and smouldering new offsprings as they plunge deeper into the abyss of the tritone tyranny.
Italian death metallers Hateful have revealed the tracklist of their new studio album, "Epilogue of Masquerade" that will be released on June 25 via The Spew Records (a division of Punishment 18 Records). The CD was mastered by famous Dan Swanö, who has previously worked with band such a Edge of Sanity, Bloodbath, Cronian, Evergrey, Lay Down Rotten, Marduk, Opeth and many more.
Almost three years after their pummeling Gutter Earth EP was inflicted upon the masses, cold-blooded Elizabeth, New Jersey-based death metal insurgents GRIMUS have completed their first proper full-length, Omnicide.
With its members all hailing from a plethora of extreme metal acts including Iberian black metal outfit Windfaerer, Metal Blade tech/death act Allegaeon and others, the members of GRIMUS are united in hatred for humankind, their output surging with guttural, cutting-edge death metal prowess, with monolithic slams and swells of the most vicious kind infiltrating their uncompromising low-end attack. These atrocious features are grippingly captured on the quintets debut full-length album, Omnicide. The term literally meaning the killing of everything is a testament to man's inherent, bloodthirsty nature and audacity to alter his surroundings, through efficient forms of destruction. Paradoxically, mankind is willfully committing suicide in its attempt to become a godlike creator. This album is a soundtrack to the decimation of all that is known, "the age of none."
A thirty-six minute onslaught of blasting and grooving barbarity, Omnicide was tracked and mixed by guitarist Marco Bobadilla at Crimson Recording and mastered by Alan Douches (Cannibal Corpse, Beneath the Massacre, Job For A Cowboy) at West West Side Music. GRIMUS will self-release Omnicide on June 25 2013.
01. Without Master
03. I, Destroyer
04. The Hut of Extinction
05. The Vulture
07. Draped in Fear
08. Cradled by Misfortune
09. Within Isolation
The Omnicide album art was illustrated and designed by bassist Michael Goncalves.
Mysterious death metal band Reptilian Death, side project of Demonstealer (Demonic Resurrection) have revealed the artwork and tracklist of their new album, titled The Dawn Of Consummation And Emergence. The artwork has been done by Michal Xaay Loranc who has previously worked with bands like Behemoth, Demonic Resurrection, Nile, Vader etc. The album features 12 tracks of pure old-school death metal. The band is also now fronted by Vinay Venkatesh who also fronts one of Indias most popular metal band, Bhayanak Maut.
03. Stimulate. Hike. Impel. Tear
04. Soaked With The Imperfections Of Puerile Blood
05. Emerge, Hatred, Emerge
06. Distorted By Bondage, Blood & Bestiality
07. Unnervingly Perverted At The Altar
08. Patchwork And The Art Of Skinning
10. Now You Graze Upon Me
11. Marvelous Gods The Apple Of My Eye
12. Emergence The World, Your Playground
The album is releasing in India on 25th May 2013 via Universal Music India. Dates for the worldwide release are yet to be announced.
Said Devraj Sanyal, MD Universal Music group, South Asia Metal is a burgeoning scene in South Asia & often ignored. At UMG we believe that this scene must be supported fully and Reptilian Death's new album "The Dawn of Consummation & Emergence" is a fierce statement to every metal fan. Brilliantly produced & madly brutal Reptilian Death is UMG's foray into the Metal publishing domain & this will lead the path for many indie bands to follow."
The modern groove metal band The Polygon from Chelyabinsk(Russia) recorded the new song "Provocation" with Bjorn "Speed" Strid from Soilwork, Release Date is May 20th "Bjorn Speed Strid appears courtesy of Nuclear Blast Records"
SLAYER guitarist Jeff Hanneman passed away at about 11 a.m. today (Thursday, May 2) near his Southern California home. He was 49. Hanneman was in an area hospital when he suffered liver failure. He is survived by his wife Kathy, his sister Kathy and his brothers Michael and Larry, and will be sorely missed.
Hanneman who in January 2011 contracted necrotizing fasciitis, likely caused by a spider bite, and has been undergoing surgeries, skin grafts and intense rehab since spoke to U.K.'s Classic Rock magazine in the fall of 2011 about his recovery which has seen him sit out an entire two years' worth of touring with the band.
Hanneman was kicking back in a hot tub with a couple of beers when noticed a spider bite him on the arm.
"Didn't even feel it," he said. "But an hour later, I knew that I was ill." On his way to the hospital, "I could see the flesh corrupting," he recalled. "The arm was real hot. I got to the emergency room, and thank god the nurse knew straight away what it was. By chance, although it's pretty rare, she had seen a case a little while before. At that point, I was an hour away from death."
Although the spider bite itself was not serious, it had caused bacterial infection in the deeper layers of the skin and tissues of the arm.
"Unbelievably, the doctor was a SLAYER fan," said Hanneman, "First thing he said to me was: 'First I am going to save your life. Then I am going to save your arm. Then I am going to save your career.'"
Hanneman underwent emergency surgery to remove the dead and dying tissue. The doctor was able to save the muscles and the tendons, but the guitarist had a large open wound on his arm. He spent the next two months in hospital, having extensive skin grafts and heavy doses of antibiotics to suppress the infection.
"I had to learn to walk again," Hanneman said: "I hadn't stood up for a month, apart from anything else. The skin grafts were very painful and all the muscles and tendons in the arm where very weak. That was OK, though. I count myself lucky that the nurse and doctor knew right away what had happened to me, because things could have been a whole lot worse."
At the April 2011 "Big Four" concert in Indio, California, Hanneman joined SLAYER onstage for a two-song encore, but he hasn't yet been able to tour again.