Massacre Records is set to unleash the debut album from American thrash outfit HATRIOT, celebrating the comeback of the infamous original vocalist for Bay Area legends Exodus, Testament and others, Steve Zetro Souza!
Having recently signed a deal with Germanys Massacre Records, the band are now prepared to drop their debut, Heroes Of Origin, the album set for North American release on February 12th, and preceded by the European release next week, on January 25th. Raging with old-school Bay Area thrash metal in the best Testament/Exodus/Forbidden tradition, the albums ten anthems were produced by Juan Urteaga at Trident Studios (Testament, Heathen, Exodus, Skinlab). The cover art and booklet was designed by Mark Devito (Motörhead, Laaz Rockit, Ruffians, Exodus).
Hells Headbangers announces March 19th as the international release date for Satanic Threaths In to Hell, on both CD and LP formats. Featuring current members of Nunslaughter and an ex-member of Midnight, Satanic Threath are everything their name implies: fast, blasphemous,hardcore-HELL-punk straight outta the wastelands of Ohio! Originally released in 2008, Satanic Threaths lone In To Hell 7 sold through its original pressing of 1000 copies in no time flat, and quickly became something of a mini-classic. The bands cult grew despite no further releases, and Satanic Threath played only one live show ever, in September 2008 in their hometown of Cleveland. Now, Hells Headbangers collects Satanic Threaths entire ouvre, both the 8-song In To Hell 7 and their 8-song live set, onto one long-playing format. Theyre not Christian... theyre just a Satanic Threath!
Warsaw, Poland's cutting-edge grindcore squad ANTIGAMA this week entered the studio to record their sixth full-length album, the follow-up to 2009's "Warning" as well as last years "Stop The Chaos" EP. According to founding ANTIGAMA guitarist Sebastian Rokicki: This is going to be the most mature, and at the same time most diverse album in the bands whole career.
The recording sessions are taking place for the third time at Progresja Sound Studio with producer Pawel "Janos" Grabowski and will last through the end of January. The current band lineup enlists guitarist Sebastian Rokicki, vocalist Lukasz Myszkowski, bassist Michal Zawadzki, and drummer Pawel Jaroszewicz. This is the first studio session in ANTIGAMAs history to without Szymon Czech, who passed away in November 2012 due to illness.
ANTIGAMA has completed an arsenal of new tracks for the album, now with the confirmed title, "Meteor". A release date late in the Spring via Selfmadegod Records will be made available soon, along with an avalanche of updates as the details on this anticipated, sure to be explosive and devastating release become apparent.
Portuguese extreme progressive metallers MALEVOLENCE are proud to press forward that DEVOURED UNLIMITED, the 2nd single extracted from their upcoming 3rd album ANTITHETICAL will be available on Friday, January 25th.
DEVOURED UNLIMITED draws a parallel on wars linking the precedent atrocities known to men with the present state of destruction and the pandemonium that is about to come.
The audio episode verses about solid facts and renders the ironic ARBEIT MACHT FREI statement amongst the flagellation brought to the world by the Nazi regime.
The artwork for the brand new single (on attachment) was once more propelled ahead by the design bureau KKSTRUCTURES.
"Those Having Been Hidden Away", a brand new song from the South Carolina-based extreme metal band LECHEROUS NOCTURNE, can be streamed below. The track comes off the bands third album, "Behold Almighty Doctrine", which will be released on March 19 via Unique Leader Records. The CD was recorded at SoundLab Studio in Lexington, South Carolina with longtime engineer Bob Moore.
Swedish black metallers WATAIN entered Necromorbus Studio (UNANIMATED, DESTRÖYER 666) in Alvik, Sweden on January 3 to begin recording their fifth full-length album for an August release via Century Media Records.
The first in a series of webisodes featuring behind-the-scenes footage from the making of "Conceived In Sewage", the fourth album from Dallas, Texas-based death metallers DEVOURMENT, can be seen below. The CD will be released on February 19 in North America, February 22 in Benelux, Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Finland, and February 25 in the U.K. and rest of the world via Relapse Records.
Captured at Mana Recording Studio in St. Petersburg, Florida with producer Erik Rutan (HATE ETERNAL, MORBID ANGEL), "Conceived In Sewage" proves to be DEVOURMENT's most eviscerating release yet, gushing with over thirty-three minutes of the band's hate-fueled, monstrous brutality.
01. Legalize Homicide
02. Fifty Ton War Machine
03. Conceived In Sewage
04. Fucked With Rats
05. March to Megiddo
06. Today We Die, Tomorrow We Kill
07. Heaving Acid
08. Carved Into Ecstasy
09. Parasitic Eruption
Commented DEVOURMENT frontman Mike Majewski: "This will be the deepest album we have done, for sure. Definitely expect the intensity, but also more thought-out song structures. I would say a bit of a throwback to old-school brutal bands, but with the signature DEVOURMENT elements."
DEVOURMENT's calling card is absolute brutality, and the band's three previous albums and international touring and festival appearance have made them one of the more-talked-about acts in the worldwide death metal underground.
Finnish melodic death metallers MYGRAIN will release their fourth album, "Planetary Breathing", on April 26 via Spinefarm Records. The CD was recorded during August and September at Sound Supreme studio with Janne Saksa, who previously worked with the band on their first two albums. The mixing and mastering was again handled by Dan Swanö (EDGE OF SANITY, BLOODBATH, NIGHTINGALE) at Unisound studios in Örebro, Sweden.
Argentina's MORTUORIAL ECLIPSE has inked a deal with Art Gates Records.
According to a press release, the three-piece from Cordoba, which has been in existence since 2007, "combines blackened death metal with symphonic compositions and ancestral resemblance, extended through dark and intense passages occasionally assembled into exquisite dramatic sections."
MORTUORIAL ECLIPSE's debut album, "The Aethyrs' Call", was recorded at Anger Vision and Vermin Studios in Cordoba. The CD was produces by Nefass, co-produced by Matias Takaya and mix and mastered by Arek Malczewski (DECAPITATED, BEHEMOTH) in Poland. It was released by Ishtar Gate Productions.
A nine-minute teaser for "Solarflesh", the new album from Polish extreme metallers HATE, can be seen below. The CD will be released in North America on February 5 via Napalm Records. The follow-up to 2010's "Erebos" was recorded at Sound Division Studio in Warsaw with Filip "Heinrich" Halucha (VESANIA, DECAPITATED) and Arek "Malta" Malczewski (BEHEMOTH's sound guy). The effort was mixed at Hertz Studio in Bialystok, Poland with producers Slawek and Wojtek Wieslawski (DECAPITATED, VADER).
01. Watchful Eye Of Doom
02. Eternal Might
03. Alchemy Of Blood
04. Timeless Kingdom
05. Festival Of Slaves
06. Sadness Will Last Forever
08. Endless Purity
10. Hatehammer (limited-edition bonus track)
11. Venom (limited-edition bonus track)
12. Fall Of All Icons (limited-edition bonus track)
German melodic folk/death metallers SUIDAKRA entered the studio to begin recording their new album, "Eternal Defiance", for a mid-2013 release.
Arkadius Antonik: "As on the previous two releases, it will be a concept album again, created by [famous Belgian graphic artist] Kris Verwimp in cooperation with us. Our new concept includes a lot of new elements and suprises which will be reflected in the music as well."
German black metallers IMPERIUM DEKADENZ will release their new album, "Meadows Of Nostalgia", on March 15 in Europe and March 19 in North America via Season Of Mist.
Tthe follow-up to 2010's "Procella Vadens" will feature the following track listing:
01. Durch Das Tor
03. Aue Der Nostalgie
04. Ave Danuvi
06. Aura Silvae
07. Der Unweg
09. Tränen Des Bacchus
Commented the band: "A travelling salesman, marked by a hard life, wanders lost in his thoughts over the high passes of the Black Forest. Despite all, he follows his path without hesitation through harsh landscapes and yet the mountains stand proudly and the epic scenery might even be called romantic. This cover reflects all the emotions, impressions and facets of IMPERIUM DEKADENZ. It is an imperial Black Forest symphony!"
"Species At War", the new EP from Finnish grindcore maniacs ROTTEN SOUND, is available for streaming in its entirety using the SoundCloud player below (courtesy of Inferno). Due on January 18 on CD, etched vinyl and digital via Season Of Mist, the effort was recorded at Nordic Audio Labs last summer and was mixed and mastered by drummer Sami Latva at Latva Studios.
02. The Game
04. The Solution
"Finding a strong label to release the EP and next full-length in Europe was our priority for ," ROTTEN SOUND vocalist Keijo Niinimaa said. "We are very excited about this deal with Season Of Mist and we can't wait to get back on the road with the EP. Take a deep breath, get exhausted with 'Species At War' and see you at the shows!"
Thrash metal combo from Albacete (Spain) "Toxovibora" reveal the artwork cover for their debut album. The artwork is an adaptation of the graphic designer "Lemut".
It was selected to represent the ancestral fear of the man, the snake. The futuristic influences are linked to the concept of the new wave of metal music. In this album there is a combination of the legendary thrash metal sounds of the '90 and modern influences such as the Groove.
The tittle of the album is "Primer Ataque" (First Attack) and represents the first impact of the band in a professional recording process. This name comes from the fact that this is the first full length from "Toxovibora", represented as the first attack of a snake.
In words of the band: "In our opinion, we reflected perfectly the sound that characterizes the band, a strong base, addictive and sharp guitar riffs, combined with a raw voice that spits conscious lyrics".
"Primer ataque" has been recorded in "La guarida de Kreggor" Studios, in Hellín, Albacete (Spain), by Pablo Alcazar.
The spanish release date is fixed for the 18th of February of 2013, and the 1st of March the album will be released in Europe and rest of the world through Code 7 and PHD Distribution.