With six full-length albums under their belts, Norwegian Black Metallers CREST OF DARKNESS have decided that their next release will be an EP, echoing their very first release back in 1996. The four-track EP, titled "Evil Messiah", will be released in both in digipack CD and 12" vinyl formats on February 23rd. One of the tracks is a cover version of Alice COOPER's "Sick Things", the perfect choice for a band who excels at creating an evil, malignant atmosphere.
To coincide with the release of their self-titled, eighth studio album, Norwegian black metallers SATYRICON played a very special, exclusive show on September 8, 2013 at at Den Norske Opera & Ballett in Oslo, Norway, where they were joined by the 55-strong Norwegian National Opera Chorus as part of the Ultima Oslo Contemporary Music Festival.
The performance was professionally filmed and recorded and will be released as the "Live At The Opera" CD/DVD in April. There will be many editions with exclusive packaging and artwork, but the main cover can be seen below. Also available is a preview clip of the song "Die By My Hand".
To celebrate the release of "Live At The Opera", SATYRICON will embark on the "The Dawn Of A New Age" tour.
Commented SATYRICON frontman Sigurd "Satyr" Wongraven: "I want to do this tour to complete the circle on the SATYRICON album and get behind the 'Live At The Opera' set, which is as far away from a conventional live album as you can get. I also want to share that experience with our fans in our 'hometown,' Europe.
When black metal's single most important visionary is interpreted by the band that has had the greatest success within the same genre, words like "cover" or "tribute" aren't really strong enough. Five years after the intense and atmospheric "I was there"-event at Sweden Rock Festival Watain's live memorial to Bathory is finally unleashed on vinyl (limited to 1300 numbered copies). Seven Bathory classics performed by a Watain on fire plus a short, touching introductory speech by Quorthon's father Börje "Boss" Forsberg.
Belgium's mincecore kings vs UK's fast HC/punk veterans to team up for a split release on Selfmadegod Records!
AGATHOCLES: 9 brand new studio songs recorded at Caffeine Studios in Sao Paolo, Brazil in October 2013 on a free night when AGATHOCLES were touring in Brazil. With guestmembers and guestdrinkers of ROT, ARMAGEDDOM, CRUEL FACE and SOCIAL CHAOS. Recorded and mixed by the almighty guru Renato Gimenez.
SATANIC MALFUNCTIONS: 7 brand new studio songs recorded in January 2014 by Bri DOOM at the famous 1 In 12 Club, Bradford, UK. Aggressive and ultra fast hardcore/punk mixed with grind/thrash frenzy, fueled by political lyrics. For fans of ACTIVE MINDS, DISORDER, ATAVISTIC, ELECTRO HIPPIES, LARM, HERESY.
Polish leading death metal band DEIVOS have just made available first song from their upcoming album Theodicy. Ochlocracy can be streamed at Selfmadegod Records YouTube channel now.
Theodicy was recorded between July and November, and mastered December 2014 in Zed Studio with producer Tomek Zalewski. The follow-up to 2011s Demiurge Of The Void was recorded in the same line-up: Hubert vocals, Tomek guitar, Mscislaw guitar, Kamil bass, Krzysiek drums.
Polish grindcore merchants ANTIGAMA will enter Paweł Janos Grabowski's JNS Studio in Warsaw in January 2015 to begin recording the new material since 2013's Meteor. The new record entitled The Insolent will make another step outside the genre to explore new sound territories. The music will be quite contemporary while still being classic ANTIGAMA. As on Meteor, the mastering will be done by Scott Hull of Pig Destroyer/Agoraphobic Nosebleed at his Visceral Sound studio in Bethesda, MD.
As commented by vocalist Łukasz Myszkowski:
"The most exciting is what lies before us so I'm not trying to close any vision. I see it as a form still plastic and I see it as the most interesting. The matter is very thorny and dry and I think this is a good platform to what is going to change in the reception of our music. Every aspect will be regarded separately and it will be a construction of the new sound, not any return."
The Insolent will be released late Spring 2015 on SELFMADEGOD RECORDS.
Exactly 100 years after Madison J. Cawein´s departure to the world beyond, Thou Shell of Death pay homage to the author of the band´s lyrics by releasing an exclusive 12" vinyl. EP Cave Hill includes two new songs by Thou Shell of Death, both somewhat deviating from the band´s regular songwriting and revealing different kinds of inspiration. The first song Mysteries represents the post-black metal side of the band, abandoning the usual monotonous sound and offering some surprises. The second track The Spirit of the Forest Spring is the most funeral doom-inspired and monolithic piece that Thou Shell of Death have ever written.
Cave Hill was recorded in Sound Fortress Studio by Joonas Murand. Mixing and digital master was done by Joonas Murand. Vinyl master was done by Keijo Koppel in RoundSound Studio
Swedish death metallers DEMONICAL will be taking their critically-acclaimed live show to the streets together with Norwegian black/death legends Gehenna and Finnish death metal newcomer I Saw Red. The ten date "Unravel Europe Tour" will take them to Germany, Holland, Belgium, Czech Republic and Poland.
Biotoxic Warfare have released a single from their upcoming album Lobotomized which is released this coming Monday 19th January via Slaney Records. The track, also named Lobotomized is a meaty introduction to the bands debut full-length release.
Dubai extreme metallers Voice of the Soul have today announced the release of their debut album which will be entitled 'Catacombs'. The album will be released via UK label Hell's Hammer & India's Transcending Obscurity on 27th March 2015.
British Crust/Punk fueled Thrash Metal legends CEREBRAL FIX have inked a deal with Xtreem Music for the release of their long awaited new album!!
CEREBRAL FIX is now working on last details for their comeback album which is planned to be recorded during the first months of 2015 and according to Andy Baker's words "it's going to be a cross between the 1st album and upbeat DISCHARGE". So this is a clear statement that the band is back where they left on their acclaimed debut album from 1988 "Life Sucks and Then You Die!".
CEREBRAL FIX is having a new split 7"EP with SELFLESS through Fear Me! Music during December and we'll keep you informed as news flows from the band regarding the recording of the new album. In the meantime, visit their official websites at www.facebook.com/CerebralFixDirtbirds and www.cerebralfix.co.uk
CORPUS CHRISTII recently signed a deal with Folter Records. After the vinyl release of their latest record "Luciferian Frequencies", the band has now published the cover of their upcoming album "PaleMoon"...
Bassist Shaun Glass and guitarist Chuck Wepfer have left Illinois death metallers BROKEN HOPE to concentrate on their new band, THE BLOODLINE. Glass tells BLABBERMOUTH.NET in a statement: "We have been very focused and busy with our main band THE BLOODLINE so much that we haven't had any time to be part of BROKEN HOPE for the last 4-5 months as we can't commit to two bands 100 percent. That said, we aren't a part of BROKEN HOPE anymore, but we wish them and their new members, Matt Szlachta (DIRGE WITHIN, CHIMAIRA) and Diego Soria (DISGORGE), the best with what they do. And to all the amazing BROKEN HOPE fans, we will see you on the road."