Greek black metal pioneers, VARATHRON, have released an advance stream of their new EP, "The Confessional Of The Black Penitents", through Bandcamp. The official release date is set for October 23rd on Agonia Records. Listen to the band's newest material at:
Hammerheart Records and Cirith Gorgor prouldy presents: "Visions Of Exalted Lucifer"! A black metal storm of high class melody and ferocious riffs will be released in february 2016! Cirith Gorgir is a band who has been around for a good part of 20 years. This new album will pulverize the underground and raise the bar for the future of black metal.
New Brunswick, NJ based technical death metal band DYSTROPHY has just signed a deal with Selfmadegod Records to release their new full length entitled Wretched Host. The band including Peter Lloyd (guitars), Peter Brown (guitars, vocals), Gregory Bueno (vocals, bass) and Matthew Thompson (drums) tracked and mixed the album at One Stone Recording Studio, and mastered it at West West Side Music.
Wretched Host, the 2nd full length, was initially self-released by the band this last June with small amount of copies made available directly from the band. Few months later the release caught attention of Polish label Selfmadegod which lead to signing official deal and proper worldwide release.
Having laid low since the end of 2014, just last month Northern Irish death metallers Rex Shachath suddenly announced their return with a brand new record which will be out November 20th via French label Great Dane Records.
Now we can unveil the first taste of what to expect from the EP as the band unleash a brand new music video for title track.
1. Atonement Through Atrocity
2. Impious Axiom
3. Revocation Of The Blood Elect
4. Within The Temple Of Disgust (Featuring Ben McCrow)
Here it comes!! Perhaps one of the best swedish Death Metal releases of the year!! Sweden's CORROSIVE CARCASS have recorded hell of an awesome 2nd album entitled "Forsaken Lands". Much better than their debut, this new effort shows the band in full maturity perpetuating the true essence of good old Death Metal made in Sweden!!
"Forsaken Lands" includes 10 songs with a fucking heavy production that blends brutal and crushing parts with excellent melodies and killer dual guitar work that will for sure please every fan of bands like GOD MACABRE, CARNAGE, MORPHEUS, NIHILIST, UTUMNO... Cover artwork has been made by top notch artist Juanjo Castellano who once again proves he's one of the best in its genre, if not the best!!
Late 2013 saw UK death thrashers make waves with the release of their second album At First Light but with things slowing down late last year the band have struck yet again out of the blue with a premiere of a brand new music video, The Thirst, taken from the album.
Featuring guest vocals from Richard Thomson of UK's tech metal giants Xerath, The Thirst was directed by Tom Bohan and shot in a warehouse deep in Manchester by a group of his film students. The final edit is brought to you by Jo Brook.
Vocalist and bass player Al Llewellyn comments, We previously worked with Tom on 'The Storm' and were really impressed with the results so he and his crew seemed the natural choice to work with on this new video!"
The album was recorded in Oulu, Finland and Montevideo, Uruguay and was mixed and mastered by Mika Pohjola at Soundmix Studios, Oulu.
The album has the special participation of Samuli T. Mäkelä in the track 6 and 9.
The CD edition is a limited number of only 100 copies and can be ordered online at Record Shop X
The digital copy can be purchased at Bandcamp, iTunes, Amazon, Deezer, Google play and Spotify.
About the concept of the album :Between the Southern Cross & the Northern Star represents the deep connection with reality in its most natural way.Like it happens in the moment of the artistic creation, when a melody comes to our mind, and we can hear it without playing it yet; the inspiration sings the melodies to our mind... Is a reflection about the sometimes inpercptible reality, behind every act, and the analysis of the everyday and our own experiences. No matter what you see or believe to see, for example, even if the light in our eyes seems to have a single color, the reality speaks of something quite different. Reality exists with or without us. This album represents the need to move forward in understanding and free thought. Questioning everything and returning to the roots of philosophy, to develope in our personal journey toward deeper understanding.
In other words : The importance to keep searching for the hidden truth of all things and the denial of conformity.
Upon Shadows "Between the Southern Cross & the Northern Star",
Spanish Thrashers HOLYCIDE, leaded by Dave Rotten from AVULSED on vocals, have just launched their brand new video-clip from the song "No Escape" which is the opening track of their debut EP "Toxic Mutilation" released in February 2015 through Xtreem Music. The video was directed by Mikel Larequi who already worked on a video-clip for Dani Fernández (HOLYCIDE bass player) previous band CLOCKWORK.
"The press can look patronisingly at BM bands in places like the Middle East as being exotic or even funny, when, in some respects, they should be seen as the true heirs to the Scandinavians of two decades ago."
Those are the words The Guardian wrote one year ago, when they first discovered Al-Namrood, a three piece from Saudi Arabia which, no matter the dangers of their activity (if they are ever discovered they risk execution by stoning or beheading for apostasy), continue to work clandestinely on what they believe!
Now, in 2015, Al-Namrood are back with a new offering entitled "Diaji Al Joor", showing once more that they're in tune with the genuine spirit of black metal!
The 5th and last finnish Death Metal release on Xtreem Music for 2015 is none other than DESECRESY's 4th album entitled "Stoic Death". Having achieved a very personal and unique style within the heaviest realms of Death Metal with slight Doomy hints, DESECRESY offers a new dose in form of an 8-song album what digs deeper into their own eerie world blending these cryptic melodies with their lo-fi rotting sound that always pleased fans of bands like ABHORRENCE, BOLT THROWER, DERKETA, INCANTATION, ROTTREVORE...
Swedish atmospheric doom metallers, with strong sludge and post-rock influences, THE MOTH GATHERER, will release their second full-length album, "The Earth Is The Sky", on November 27th via Agonia Records. In anticipation, the band has revealed a brand new track, "Pale Explosions", which is available for listening below. The track features guest vocal appearence by Thomas Jäger from Monolord. Stream "Pale Explosions" at:
Italy's finest purveyors of Black/Doom Metal, FORGOTTEN TOMB, are about to receive a re-release of their classic thrid album, "Love's Burial Ground", in CD, digital formats, and for the first time LP, on Agonia Records. The remastered and remixed version, including re-vamped layout (and original cover, censored back in 2004), will have its world premiere on November 27th.
PSALM I: Malus Videndi Pt. I
PSALM II: Kill Life
PSALM III: Alone
PSALM IV: House of Nostaliga
PSALM V: Malus Videndi Pt. II
PSALM VI: Love's Burial Ground
PSALM VII: Slave to Negativity
PSALM VIII: Forgotten Tomb MMIII
PSALM IX: Malus Videndi Pt. III
FORGOTTEN TOMB will embark on an headlining European tour in late October/early November 2015, supporting their latest record, "Hurt Yourself And The Ones You Love", released in April 2015. The band will perform a brand-new set of songs, including material from all their discography that hasn't been played in a while, or never before. Support will come from French black metallers Nocturnal Depression.
ABBATH, the band led by ex-IMMORTAL frontman Olve Eikemo (a.k.a. Abbath), will release a seven-inch single, "Count The Dead", on December 11 via Season Of Mist. The A-side features the title track while the B-side consists of a cover version of the JUDAS PRIEST classic "Riding On The Wind".
"Count The Dead" will be released in two versions, which are both limited to 500 copies worldwide and exclusively available for pre-order through the Season Of Mist shop.
French black/death metallers, TEMPLE OF BAAL, have released an advance stream of their new album, "Mysterium", exclusively on Ultimate-Guitar.com! Set to be oficially released on October 2nd via Agonia Records, "Mysterium" is available for streaming right now at this link