Spanking Hour announced the release of their second full-lenght album. After Revo(so)lution and more than two years touring and perfecting their sound and songwriting, Spanking Hour release Divination. While Revo(so)lution had a major and raw trash and groove metal influence, Divination instantly appears as the outcome of an accurate refining process, with its longer tracks and its sound that adds a little progressive metal flavour to it.
The southern rock influence that made them one of the most interesting Italian metal bands of the hour is there as well and the whole mix of genres makes Divination their most complete effort so far. The four Spanking Hour members had room to add all of their different musical cultures in the writing and recording process and this, among with a superb artwork, will certainly make the record trustworthy.
Spanking Hour are currently planning a promotional Italian and European tour in support of their latest release.
The new album from NECROMASS, "Calix. Utero. Babalon.", will be released on June the 30th, 2013.
Recorded at Nadir Music Studios and produced by Funeral Industries, it represents the official comeback for the black metal cult band, 17 years after the last full lenght "Abyss Calls Life" (1996). An evocative portrait of Tilla Durieux as Circe, made by German symbolist painter Franz von Stuck in 1913, has been chosen as album cover. In the meantime, the band is planning next gigs to present their new evil compositions and to kick asses in the International scene.
NECROMASS - "Calix. Utero. Babalon." Preview can be seen below.
French death/black metallers TEMPLE OF BAAL are currently giving the final touches to their fourth album. The recording sessions are taking place in Hybreed Studios with Andrew Guillotin (Glorior Belli). More details after the jump.
The new recording will consist of ten tracks with a running time of about one hour, and shall be released by Agonia Records in the fall of 2013. The band describes the effort as "a blend between Lightslaying Rituals' (sophomore release) aggression, and the last split CD The Vision Of Fading Mankind's epic atmospheres."
TEMPLE OF BAAL is recommended for fans of old Vader, Destroyer 666, Razor of Occam and similar. A track off band's latest split CD, "The Vision Of Fading Mankind" (2012), can be streamed below.
"Blood Libel" is the new official video from Belgian melodic black metallers SAILLE. The video was directed by Nicolas Daenens, who previously worked with the band on the "Plaigh Allais" video two years earlier. The video was shot in the region known as "Meetjesland" in Belgium, both in the woods and in an abandoned church.
A synopsis of the "Blood Libel" by SAILLE frontman Dennie Grondelaers : "The video of "Blood Libel" is a somewhat liberal interpretation of the track on our latest album. It tells the story of William of Norwich, a young kid from the 12th century (°1132 - 1144) that was found murdered in cold blood. A murder for which the Jews were falsely accused. "
"Blood Libel" is also the opening track for SAILLE's second album, Ritu, which was released January 18th, 2013 on Code666 Records. This sophomore album to 2011's "Irreversible Decay" was produced and mixed by Reinier Schenk (GORATH, FLESHMOULD) and mastered by Tom Kvålsvoll (1349, DIMMU BORGIR, KEEP OF KALESSIN). Cover art comes courtesy of Polish digital landscape artist Michal Karcz.
The new EP of the italian thrashers BLINDEATH is available from today. The first studio-release of the band, recorded at RECLAB STUDIOS in Milan (Italy) contains 6 TRACKS and is published by the ItaIian MY GRAVEYARD PRODUCTIONS.
Tracklist: 01. Intro 02. Fury Of The Damned 03. Keep Pushing 04. Dawn Of disease 05. Headshot 06. Kill The Brave
The band is as young as aggressive. They have in fact benefit the age
that makes them brazenly spontaneous and direct, showing a 'attitude
worthy of the band from the early '80s, offering a rocky sound made even
more effective by a modern recording.
Deals Death Strike Deal With Strikhult Productions
After five years of hard work and dedication, Deals Death has earned their name in the world of metal! With tours in Sweden, Finland, Japan and the UK in just under 8 months, sharing stages with bands such as Scar Symmetry, Hypocrisy, Dark Tranquillity and making appearances at numerous festivals such as House Of Metal, Rockstad Falun & Sweden Rock; Deals Death have just started to reveal the tip of the iceberg to their potential.
The bands second album Elite which was released last year via Spinefarm/Universal garnered Deals Death extensive press coverage further cementing their place as one of Swedens most promising up and coming acts.
It is with their heads held high that Deals Death continues to lay down the foundations to future success and go into a new booking cooperation with the mighty Srikhult Productions. With this new partnership signed in blood very soon Scandinavia and Europe will be met with full force of Deals Death as conquests come to fruition. The new album is complete, forged in the deep woods of Grangärde, Sweden, the fall of 2013 will be interesting... very interesting.
Watch the official video for 'Fortified' from the latest Deals Death album:
Legendary Finnish Death Metallers NECROPSY have inked a deal with Xtreem Music for the release of their brand new 4-song mini CD "Psychopath Next Door" and their upcoming 2nd full length album most probably for 2014.
Formed back in 1987, the band released numerous demos and EP's until 1993 when they disbanded to later reform in 2011. Among these early recordings, the band did a split LP with DEMIGOD and they're having all these demos, split and EP's re-issued on a 3-CD/4-LP set through Century Media under the title of "Tomb of the Forgotten" out in June 2013. After releasing their debut full length in 2011, the band started long negotiations with Xtreem Music resulting on a deal that will see their new work widely spread, putting back the band's name on the underground Death Metal map in hopes to get the recognition they always deserved.
"Psychopath Next Door" delivers 4 songs of heavy and catchy classic Death Metal with their usual finnish touch. Release date for this EP is still not decided though it should happen during summer 2013. For now you you can actually listen to an advance song below.
As previously announced, today AMON AMARTH unveils the first of their special three-part mini documentary titled Forging Mjölnir. Filmed and directed by Luke Daley (http://makezure.com), the up-close-and-personal clip -- which includes stunning black and white nature footage and Norse artwork -- celebrates the imminent release of the bands ninth studio offering, Deceiver of the Gods.
Watch the six-and-a-half minute segment where vocalist Johan Hegg and bassist Ted Lundström elaborate on the mythological themes found within their latest epic via the bands microsite at http://deceiver.amonamarth.com.
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.
Polish technical death metallers from Catharsis have finally completed their work on 'Rhyming Life And Death'. The band was active in the 90's, often compared to bands like Death, Atheist and Cynic. After a quite succesful release of 'Bitter Distain' and some life performances, Catharsis decided to take a break. Back in 2010, reactivated by the bassist/singer Adam Mamok and guitarist Tomasz Świerz, the band started to work on the new material. Joined by a young female guitarist Katarzyna 'Kate' Bujas, Catharsis decided to finally hit the studio. The album was recorded in Invent Sound Studio (Bydgoszcz, Poland) during a few sessions from October 2012 to March 2013, with a session drummer Łukasz 'Lucass' Krzesiewicz (Sammath Naur, Gida) - produced, mixed and mastered by Szymon 'Sigmar' Grodzki (Sammath Naur, ex - Mala Herba). The cover artwork of 'Rhyming Life And Death' was made by Michał 'Xaay' Loranc, the artist known from cooperation with bands like Behemoth, Vader and Nile.
Catharsis is currently looking for a label.
Tracklist: 01. Creeping Sadness And Everlasting Hope (intro) 02. Without Vocation 03. Those Who Have Never Risen (you can listen this song below) 04. The Art Of Life 05. Norwegian Impressions - Burning Churches (instrumental) 06. Breath Of Death 07. Ecological Violence
Greek black metal act LORD IMPALER's press release :
LORD IMPALER are excited to introduce another addition to their black legion. Nodens (known from his appearance in bands such as North Gate, Prometheus, Tribe of Neptune and Kult of Taurus) is the new drummer of the band.
We are also nearly done making our new EP "Babylon Whore". We are going to issue a press release as soon as we nail a release date, but we thought to hit you with a quick preview until then...Also, we recently signed a deal with US based Unmerciful Death prod. to re-issue our debut "Admire the Cosmos Black" in both CD and vinyl. If you never had a chance to listen to it here's a sampler: