US black metaller Orationem have just released their sophomore album "Fulfiller, Sustainer, Preserving Protector" this month.
Orationem is underground raw black metal that ranges from extremely fast to mid pace, focusing on very emotional melodies. The lyrics focus entirely on prayers to the Almighty God in Heaven and His Son, Jesus Christ.
Bulgarian black metallers MATUBES are working on a new release. The band released their debut EP "The Return Of Black Metal" in September 2015.
The band comments:
"Walking empty fields MATUBES embarks on a Journey to what will be known as the next Work to be unleashed to this world. For they, who consider the Messenger more important than the Message, shall meet their Maker sooner. Right after, with the coming Waxing Crescent on Friday the 13th, we shut the Gates to the House of Truth again as only the resounding echoes should be felt "
Polish black/death metallers, INFERNAL WAR, have released a drum cam video of their drummer, Stormblast, performing the song "Into Dead Soil" at Mega-Club in Katowice (Poland), during the band's recent tour. The track is taken from the group's new album, "Axiom", released in April on Agonia Records. Watch the video at:
ECNEPHIAS' new sensual, tenebrous and powerful official videoclip is finally a macabre reality showing not only the talent of a band unique in its style, but above all people able to give to the music a dark visual thanks to the great talent of Davide Sicarius D'Andrea writer and director of the video and also keyboards player of the band, who this time avails himself of the great opera of the maestro of FX make up in the horror cinematography Domiziano Delvaux Cristopharo.
Great thanks go to all the people who take part to the realisation of "Lord Of The Stars" videoclip:Giuseppe Pupillo (DOP), Giuseppe Di Gregorio (editing), Davide Perretta (set design), Nicole Ricciardulli and Diego Laino (actors), Rocco Figliuolo (camera operator).
Poland based d-beat/crust band STURMOVIK has just signed with Selfmadegod Records to release their debut full length Destination Nowhere. The band consists of Radosław Pierściński, Błażej Kasprzak, Mariusz Rzepnicki, Krzysztof Drabikowski and Paweł Bartulewicz. Recorded earlier this year half an hour material brings forth high dose of powerful and catchy tunes.
Portugal's thrash metal act TERROR EMPIRE has just issued a video of "The Route Of The Damned", the track hailing from the band's debut album, "The Empire Strikes Black", out on February via Nordavind Records.
The video features clips from the band's latest Portuguese tour, both in stage and on backstage.
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",