ACCURSED SPAWN has announced that 6-string, fretless bassist Weiyun Lu will be playing his first official dates with the band this summer in Ontario and Quebec, including stops at Grind Your Mind Open Air, Trailer Thrash Festival, and the third annual Oshawa Deathfest.
"We've all known Wei for some time now, having listened to his work in other bands like Argus Panoptes and Maou Mindu. We knew right away that Wei would bring a new, technical dynamic to the songwriting in Accursed Spawn. We are really excited to welcome him into the fold! commented guitarist Adam Pell.
07/31: Oshawa Deathfest III, Oshawa, ON
08/01: The Cavern Barn, Toronto, ON
08/15: Grind Your Mind Open Air, Drummondville, QC
A sound forged in the flames of the past transports listeners into an thrash tinged euphoria as Vancouvers SCISSORTOOTH unveil their album Novagomorrah to be released through Galy Records as of July 28th
Nova Gomorrah is now released, unfurled, and unleashed for you today. Our second album is in your hands from us to you! This Full length album intended for raw consumption is for you all. Krank it, share it, and make it your back pocket purchase. We worked hard on this and there's more in the bank, we're comin to your town to see you and tear it up. Enjoy these fuckin songs for your collection and hope to spend a few moments and drinks collectively. Cheers friends! - Derek Lundblad (Scissortooth).
'Novagomorrah' is just under 1 hour (58 min total) spread over tracks engineered and mixed by the bands own, Shawn Hoskins, and mastered by Vancouvers Greg Mindorff at Suite Sound Labs (Biff Naked, D.O.A., Finger 11). Their sound embodies the aggressive, yet groovy feeling of early Pantera braised with industrial samples throughout the album.
Already here the 4th album out of the 5 finnish Death Metal releases planned by Xtreem Music during 2015!! One of Finland's most legendary Death Metal bands, of course we're talking about PURTENANCE, have their 3rd album ready to go!!
"...to Spread the Flame of Ancients" will be released right before the band's appearance at the Finnish Death Metal Maniacs Festival where they'll do a special show not only presenting this new album, but also playing old classics featuring original vocalist Timo Häyrinen as guest. Alongside with PURTENANCE there will be other label mates like DEMILICH, NECROPSY & AMPUTORY as well as many other killer and legendary finish bands
Track listing for "...to Spread the Flame of Ancients" is as follows:
03. Waiting to be Free
04. I, the Sacrificed
05. On the Far Side of Knowledge
06. Destroyed Human Mind
07. Blood Oath
08. Cornerstone of Insanity
09. Disseminated Death
10. The Unseen
11. Kaaos on Kanssamme (Chaos is with Us)
Release date for "...to Spread the Flame of Ancients" is set for 1st of September
The norwegian black metal band Tsjuder has just revealed a preview release date of their upcoming album " Antiliv " signed by Season of Mist. Pending the September 18, 2015 , click on the link to listen to an extract song of this future album " Demonic Supremacy ".
Note that a digibox version is available with bonus which twice: one song called Deatcrush of Mayhem and the other song called Unholy Pagan Fire of Beherit . All visuals of the upcoming album of Tsjuder and their merchandising are designed by the french artist Vincent Fouquet Above Chaos who notably worked for Melechesh , Inquisition , Loudblast , Himinbjorg , Bethlehem or Nightfall.
As the Finnish summer draws to an end, the once white nights grow darker and colder by the day. Antagonist Zero delivers a fitting soundtrack for the season, complementing the darkening skies with a blend of atmospheric melodies and aggressive melancholy. On August 14 the band's latest offering, No Tears MCD, is released via Inverse Records. No Tears continues on the path set by Antagonist Zero's previous releases, the critically acclaimed Doomed and Nighttime Harmony, blending together elements of doom, death and post shades of metal.
No Tears consists of five songs: three originals and two covers. The originals are a harbinger of an upcoming full-length album, demonstrating new elements in Antagonist Zero's music - such as the title tracks this-will-get-stuck-in-your-head riffs, Profound Oblivions wrecking ball groove and Suru, which is sung completely in Finnish. The two cover songs are familiar to listeners from the band's live shows: Doom:VS's melodic doom suits the band like a glove in the form of The Lachrymal Sleep, while Missä muruseni on, by Finnish pop queen Jenni Vartiainen, has received a workover which has already charmed live audiences all over Europe, Russia and China.
The release of No Tears will be celebrated on August 15 at Dark River festival in Kotka, Finland, where Antagonist Zero will be playing with such bands as Ghost Brigade, Poisonblack and Stam1na. More tour dates will be announced soon.
BLOODRED have recently started recording for the longed-for by many debut album.
For this Ron Merz has teamed up with Alexander Krull (ATROCITY, LEAVES' EYES) in its Mastersound Studio in Germany from 17 July. For the two is to continue the successful cooperation from last year.
Recording master Krull produces the whole and overtakes mixing and mastering. After the critically acclaimed EP "The Lost Ones", which was released in August last year, the current co-operative represents the second collaboration of this team.
In the technically well-equipped halls of the renowned Mastersound Studios releases of known acts like ATROCITY, LEAVES' EYES, BELPHEGOR and OBSCURA have already been provided with a great sound. The guitars get recorded by Thorsten Bauer (ATROCITY, LEAVES' EYES).
Once more with the mystical BLACKENED DEATH METAL game in Swabian realms is also Joris Nijenhuis (ATROCITY, LEAVES' EYES), who overtakes the drums just as it did at last year's EP "The Lost Ones".
BLOODRED mastermind, singer and multi-instrumentalist Ron Merz comments: "I am insanely blazed with great joy at the new recording sessions! In the Mastersound one can work as relaxed as fully focused. And Alex is always close with words and deeds."
Equally important to the studious BLOODRED main actor is the competent and experienced Joris Nijenhuis who plays the drum parts for the upcoming longplay crusher:"Joris is a world-class drummer, bringing in a whole new way ennobling, powerful dimension to my music with its style!"
Brazilian Legends in the matters of speed and brutality combined, Rebaelliun, are back! We team up again, after working together 15 years ago. In October Hammerheart will release a 7 with the two tracks that started it all in 1999: The At War Cd-single will be re-issued as a 7 EP!
A new album (for now it seems to titled The Hells Decrees) will be recorded this Winter, with a release date for May 2016, more news will follow! This will be followed by touring and festival performances.
2nd album by this norwegian band featuring ex-BLOOD RED THRONE drummer. Don't you miss the good old days of... for example... the first DEEDS OF FLESH album?? When Brutal Death was pure and unadultered?? If this is your stuff and also bands like GORGASM, KATAPLEXIA, DISAVOWED, VILE... this album is definitely for you!!
French black metal trinity, VI, made of current and ex-members of Aosoth and Antaeus, have revelaed details concerning their long-awaited debut album. The opus is entitled "De Praestgiis Angelorum" and will see its release on September 25th via Agonia Records. Premiere track off the record is available for streaming now, via this link:
With their 30th anniversary as a band and newly recruited vocalist Ben McCrow (ex-The Rotted), UK punks Extreme Noise Terror have announced their self-titled 6th album, due out on CD, by MCR & Willowtip, and vinyl, by Deep Six & Agipunk, on 5th November.
German-located grinders Implore are proud to announce Depopulation, due out in September through Pelagic Records (Earthship, The Old Wind), which the band recently inked a deal with.
About the debut, Implore comments: "As previously announced by our new label, we are now part of Pelagic Records. It's a new chapter both for the band and for the record company, since they were mainly focused on sludge and post-metal. We want to thank Robin Staps for trusting our music and be willing to work with us."
Apathia Records has announced the signing of Weeping Birth, the brutal and melodic black/death metal project of Vladimir Cochet (Mirrorthrone). After taking a break from his musical projects, Vladimir is now back at work and has successfully gathered enough material to release a new Weeping Birth album, seven years after the sick Anosognosic Industry Of The I. The Crushed Harmony will be released on November 16th, 2015 in digital and CD digipack via Apathia Records.
Legendary british Crossover/ Thrash/ Punk pioneers CEREBRAL FIX will be entering Framework Studios in Birmingham on August 1st 2015 to record the band's fifth studio album to date, the first one in 23 years after their album "Death Erotica" in 1992.
Penned for an October/November 2015 release through Xtreem Music with a working title of "Disaster of Reality", the new album will feature new singer Al Osta (RAVENS CREED - Xtreem Music) and the return of Steve Watson on bass, also from RAVENS CREED, who already played in CEREBRAL FIX from '87-'89 together with Andy Baker (ex-SACRILEGE, VARUKERS, WARWOUND...) on drums along with original members Tony Warburton and Gregg Fellows on guitars. This means the old line-up that recorded their classic debut album "Life Sucks..." ('88) except former vocalist Simon Forrest who left the band in late 2014.