Melodic death metal band AMON AMARTH unveiled the details of their ninth studio album. Titled Deceiver of the Gods, the epic offering was recorded at Backstage Studios in Derbyshire, UK, and produced, mixed and mastered by Andy Sneap (Opeth, Megadeth, Exodus, Arch Enemy, Killswitch Engage). The cover art was, once again, completed by Tom Thiel, and depicts a mythical battle between the Norse Gods Loki & Thor. Fans will also recognize a special appearance on this album with Messiah Marcolin (Candlemass) providing guest vocals for eighth song, Hel.Deceiver of the Gods will be released in North America via Metal Blade Records June 25th, in Europe June 21st/24th and Japan on June 26th.
Comments vocalist Johan Hegg: We feel very excited about this new album, and personally I feel that Deceiver of the Gods is the strongest album we've ever done. By far! I'm confident that all our fans will enjoy this punch-in-the-face-of-a-record!"
Opening title track and first single, Deceiver of the Gods is currently streaming at the bands official Metal Blade page, where youll also find special pre-order info.
After numerous demos, the debut album of the Hungarian gore/grind pack known as Limb for a Limb is out. Entitled "Abberation Complete", the disc contains 19 skullcracking, brain-boiling and ultra brutal gore/death/grind putrefactions, complete with a kick-ass cover of Marduks Panzer Division Marduk. The familiar growls are spewed forth by Sándor Hajnali from Gutted. Intensity, neckbreaking rythms and furious blastbeats for over 30 minutes.
Dismail Faith debut album "Morph" will be out on May, 13th for Nadir Music. Recorded at Nadir Music Studios by metal-guru Tommy Talamanca (Sadists Mastermind).
The upcoming full-lengh has been crafted to fully reproduce the "sonic wall of aggression" that the band unleash on the crowd during their live shows, making them in a short span of time, one of the most interesting acts of the whole underground scene.
Dismail Faith have succeeded in melting the most disparate influences like Death, Black, Thrash, Nu, HC, Groove and Metalcore.
The work features nine killer songs: prepare your ears to sharp guitars, war-sounding drums and merciless vocals. To be noticed the apperance of Cafa (from Kiju) in two songs, result of a long time artistic partnership between the two bands consolidated during the "Steel & Marble tour".
Promotion and press office will be entrusted to Nadir Promotion. More news are coming soon!
Hypnotic Dirge Records announced the release of a free digital download split album between three atmospheric black metal bands from Russia - Depicting Abysm, Windbruch, and Gmork. The album is entitled "Silentium!" and features three brand new tracks from each of the bands!
"Silentium!" is now available for free streaming and download from the Hypnotic Dirge bandcamp page, youtube channel, and HDR Downloads' section! Since this is a free digital release, we are also encouraging reuploads on metal blog sites, and 'zines to help spread the word on these bands.
"Silence it is a pause between two emotional strikes, but even there a scream can take place." In this case, the choice of the song order is not accidental:
The album cover artwork for Swedish Grind-guerillas EXHALE's third full-length effort "When Worlds Collide" is now complete and the band has chosen the emphatic Dutch illustrator Dennis Sibeijn (Slayer, Exodus, Aborted, Job For A Cowboy, etc) to put their visual aspect of "When Worlds Collide" into the most twisted and modernistic form possible.
01. Wrath Unleashed
05. Barriers Of Blood
06. Monuments Of The Dead
07. Concealed Within
08. Till Slakt
09. Glorify The Dumb
11. In This Valley
14. Left Inside
"When Worlds Collide" was recorded, mixed and mastered at Hoborec Studios (Inevitable End, We Are The Damned, etc) with Ulf Blomberg at the production desk.
German gothic death pioneers ATROCITY have unveiled the cover artwork and track listing for part one of their album trilogy, "Okkult". The CD will feature a three-continent treasure hunt where the band will hide a track for one fan to find for each of the three releases, the first in Europe this year (first evidence and code of the treasure hunt are hidden in the booklet of the limited-edition digipak and in the iTunes version).
"Okkult" will be released via Napalm Records on the following dates:
April 24: Spain/Sweden/Norway
April 26: GAS/BeNeLux/Finland
April 29: Rest of the world
May 7: USA/Canada
The album was produced by vocalist Alexander Krull at Mastersound Studio. The cover art (see below) was created by Stefan Heilemann.
02. Death By Metal
03. March of the Undying
04. Haunted By Demons
05. Murder Blood Assasination
06. Necromancy Divine
07. Satan's Braut
09. Masaya (Boca Del Infierno)
10. When Empires Fall to Dust
11. Beyond Perpetual Ice
12. La Voisine
The song "Pandaemonium" can now be streamed in the YouTube clip below.
The Italian Death Metal band Hateful will release their new studio album before end of June by The Spew Records (a Punishment 18 Records sub-label). The new album will be mixed at Soundbusters Studios in Modena, Italy, by Hateful and will be mastered by famous Dan Swanö, owner of Unisound studios (Edge of Sanity, Bloodbath, Cronian, Evergrey, Lay Down Rotten, Marduk, Opeth).
Danish thrashers Hells Domain have signed with Italian label Punishment 18 Records for the release of their self-titled debut album. The album is due in September on Cd and Lp. Band was formed by guitarist Bjørn Bihlet (ex-KOLDBORN, BOIL) and bassist Lars Knudsen (ex-CRIONIC) in 2007 with the intention of churning out some catchy Bay Area inspired thrash metal. Soon joined by Anders Gyldenøhr (ex-HATESPHERE, ARTILLERY) on drums and Alex Clausen (MONSTAH) on vocals, the band completed its line-up in 2011 with the addition of former EXMORTEM axeman Andreas Schubert.