Tongeren Metal Fest 2015, Belgiums loudest metal festival, takes place next week Saturday 2nd of May 2015 at de VELINX in Tongeren. ENSLAVED, SCHIRENC PLAYS PUNGENT STENCH, BÖLZER, BODYFARM, INSANITY REIGNS SUPREME and DISINTERRED will make their appearance at the second edition of the festival.
With headliners ENSLAVED and SCHIRENC PLAYS PUNGENT STENCH the bar has been set high. The Norwegian progressive black/viking metal quintet ENSLAVED will present their new album exclusively in Belgium at Tongeren Metal Fest. Martin Schirenc - along with his two partners in crime - will perform all original and classic PUNGENT STENCH songs under the flag of SCHIRENC PLAYS PUNGENT STENCH. Viva La Muerte!
The emerging Swiss death/black metal duo BÖLZER left a deep impression with their two EPs Aura and Soma and are now ready to crush Belgium's oldest city to the ground.
As always, special attention is given to new and upcoming talent. After discovering the Dutch death metallers BODYFARM, the festival had to look no further. Local heroes INSANITY REIGNS SUPREME and DISINTERRED will kickstart the evening.
Polish enigmatic Black Metal force, BLAZE OF PERDITION, have unveiled a new track, "Into The Void Again" from their forthcoming, retrospective album "Near Death Revelations". The long-awaited brand new opus is scheduled to land on June 26th worldwide via Agonia Records. Listen to "Into The Void Again" here:
BLAZE OF PERDITION's new album was mixed and mastered at Satanic Audio (Thaw, The Dead Goats). The cover artwork was created by Mentalporn (Sinister, Behemoth, Decapitated, Origin) while the layout was prepared by Kontamination Design (Demonical, Archgoat).
"Near Death Revelations" will be available in CD, 12" black LP with booklet and digital formats.
After two albums the chilean band GANGRENA release its third production simply entitled GANGRENA under AUSTRALIS RECORDS, which counts with 13 tracks and a little bit more tan 37 minutes of a fast and brutal death metal with many mixes that goes from grindcore to brutal death parts all of this sang with a grotesque Spanish lyrics.
Formed in the city of Chillán (south of Chile) in the year 2005, they already had 2 albums called Putrefacción (2008) and De vuelta al Terror (2011) which have validate them as a recommendation letter, to show their interesting and original proposal.
With strong death grind influences of bands such as Terrorizer, Carcass and sometimes with a groove and sticky sound, this new album comes only to reaffirm that this style has more and more followers in Chile. Recorded on Scars records studios by Francisco Meriño, counts with a very original and interesting artwork done by Victor Palavecino.
Gangrena is: Francisco Meriño (Bass & Vocals), Claudio Aguilera (Guitars),Mauricio Asensio (Guitar) y Victor Palavecino (Drums).
Italian newborn death metal act Demiurgon (featuring members from Unbirth and Darkend) join forces with Ungodly Ruins Productions (RUS) for the release their debut album "Above the Unworthy", out on 31 May 2015.
Absolutely crushing premium-class death metal, with a raw approach to technicality. Mixed and mastered by Stefano Morabito at 16th Cellar studios, astonishing artwork by. Par Oloffson.
From Mumbai, India, BIOPSY are shaking up the place with their impeccable brand of brutal death metal. Inspired by the genre's greats like SUFFOCATION, DISGORGE, GORGASM and DEVOURMENT, these guys are leaving no stone unturned in making their idols proud. Sounding thick and juicy, they are going straight for the jugular, elevating the standards of the scene where this niche style is concerned. The underground is rising and under the tutelage of Transcending Obscurity, the group hopes to reach out to the fans of the style around the world. Five songs represent the band's ambitions of perhaps at least being considered as one of the nation's better death metal acts even if the band members have now drifted apart physically although BIOPSY are very much alive and eager to please. And smash skulls.
Line up -
Shomeresh Shetty - Vocals
Akshay Verma - Guitars
Keshav Javadekar - Drums
Track List -
1. Hemolytic Crisis
2. Anatomical Reconstruction
4. Fractals of Derangement
5. Surgical Symmetry
Recorded at Promethean Studios (Mumbai)
Mixed and Mastered by Ashwin Kulkarni (Zero Gravity, Albatross, etc.)
Dormant Inferno from Mumbai pioneered the doom metal movement in India. Back when most in the region were just accustomed to death and thrash metal music, Dormant Inferno gave the fans something different yet bold - a pure expression of death/doom metal, just as the band members wanted. They know their music and what's even better is that they've evolved since the legendary demo 'In Sanity' was unleashed upon the unsuspecting Indian audience. The new songs are varied and dynamic, offering a brilliant and well-tempered contrast of aggression and melody, showcasing the band's innate compositional skills as well their penchant of looking forward and doing things their way.
Dionysus from Pakistan made quite an impact with their debut release 'Hymn to the Dying' which was re-released by international labels. Despite a background not conducive to metal music, the band captured brilliant strains of poignancy in their music, a heart-wrenching melodic sense and a sublime texture that works independently to give off different moods in a metal context. Immediately evocative of past glories and lost chances, Dionysus weave two marvellous songs, oft-intertwining a myriad of emotions, always elegantly expressed.
Both bands are signed to Transcending Obscurity India, a sub-label of Transcending Obscurity formed to give professional support and backing to the deserving bands from the Indian subcontinent. 'Beyond Forgotten Shores' is only the second release on the sub-label.
Artwork is painted by the label owner, Kunal Choksi.
Track list -
Dormant Inferno - Veil of Lunacy
Dormant Inferno - Deliverance
Dormant Inferno - A Once Holy Throne (Incantation)
Power Behind The Throne introduced the Haderslev-based Danish quartet to the Worldwide Thrash scene. Now the band are back with another warning shot to the hitherto uninitiated with their highly anticipated EP Prepare For War.
Impalers will unleash this aural assault via Evil EyE Records worldwide on 1st April 2015.
For fans of Sodom, Destruction, Kreator and Metallica.
The third album of the Siberian band. Once again, the musicians bring to the audience their distinctive doom metal, whose features were established on their previous album «Drunken Tales». The components of success of Evoke Thy Lords remain the same: groovy guitars and hypnotic flute delivered in a psychedelic way. However, now the music contains even more space, trance and, of course, more mushrooms!
NECROMANCE RECORDS is proud to announce the signing of SAD EYES, the solo proyect of Santi Glez, which will release his third CD through NECROMANCE RECORDS before 2015's summer. Continuing the method of work and compose of Santi Glez, the CD willbe again a concept one and the title will be "AD DICTI ON"; you'll receive very soon more information concerning concept, artwork, track list and advance song. It'll be mixed in Auryn Studios with Tristán Iñiguez (ex-DARKNESS BY OATH).
SIX FEET UNDER announces Victor Brandt on bass to step in for HATEFEST tour 2015 featuring Marduk and Vader among others!
April 2015 will see the return of the HATEFEST Tour. The unholy billing will be headlined by SIX FEET UNDER and includes also Marduk, Vader and Hate! Special guests on all weekend-dates will be Eisregen and Debauchery. Tickets for this exceptional Death/Black Metal tour are available at www.hardticket.eu.
SIX FEET UNDER have announced Victor Brandt will be stepping in for this run of dates on bass. Comments singer Chris Barnes: "Thanks to all the fans for the great response to the upcoming new SFU release "Crypt of the Devil" and the first track "Open Coffin Orgy" thank you so much! We are currently getting ready for our upcoming tour with Vader and Marduk on the HateFest tour of Europe. It will be a cataclysmic event. Do not miss it. Also for this run of dates we want to let you know that stepping in for our bass player, Jeff Hughell, will be Victor Brandt from Entombed. Steve Marco and myself are very much looking forward to sharing the stage with Victor while Jeff and his wife Fazi welcome the birth of their first child! It's gonna be a great year for SFU! Can't wait to see you all soon!"
Comments Victor Brandt: "I am very proud and happy to step in for my good friend and Warwick brother Jeff Hughell to play bass with the mighty Six Feet Under for their upcoming tour in Europe. We're gonna have a blast! Be sure to check out this killer tour that also features Marduk, Vader and Hate! See you in the pit and/or the bar."
SIX FEET UNDER
Plus extended guests: Eisregen, Debauchery
02/04/15 DE - Leipzig - Hellraiser
03/04/15 AT - Wien - Gasometer *Extended Show*
04/04/15 CH - Pratteln - Z7 *Extended Show*
05/04/15 DE - Essen - Weststadthalle *Extended Show*
06/04/15 DE - Saarbrücken - Garage
07/04/15 DE - Lindau - Club Vaudeville
08/04/15 DE - Ludwigsburg - Rockfabrik
09/04/15 DE - Hamburg - Markthalle
10/04/15 DE - Geiselwind - Musichall *Extended Show*
11/04/15 DE - München - Backstage *Extended Show*
12/04/15 DE - Berlin - Postbahnhof *Extended Show*
SIX FEET UNDER, will release their eleventh studio recording this spring via Metal Blade Records. Titled "Crypt Of The Devil", the ten track slab of audio violence was composed by vocalist Chris Barnes and Cannabis Corpse bassist/vocalist Phil "Landphil" Hall. While on tour with Cannabis Corpse in 2013, Barnes and Hall met and kept in touch. Barnes would later lend his vocals to a track on Cannabis Corpse's "From Wisdom To Baked". That same year, Hall and Barnes joined forces to pen brand new SIX FEET UNDER tracks. Barnes lauds Hall's take on the SIX FEET UNDER style of death metal and stated that this material was, "where my wheelhouse is - it's where I thrive vocally and lyrically."
With "Crypt Of The Devil", Barnes has worked to continue the overall story from the previous works, wherein he is penning lyrics from the perspective of a serial killer. Or as Barnes describes, it's a "winding journey through his mind. The songs paint a picture that's not necessarily linear, rather a meandering back and forth through a dark soul." Soon-to-be-classic cuts such as "Open Coffin Orgy" serve as exemplary examples of the fruits of Barnes' macabre muse.
"Crypt Of The Devil" stands as a truly collaborative and cross-country effort from a selection of today's finest metal minds, and the result is a refreshing SIX FEET UNDER experience. Or as refreshing as brutal, visceral death metal can be, anyway.
Sample the sadistic wares of new single "Open Coffin Orgy" at metalblade.com/sixfeetunder.
"Crypt Of The Devil" will see release via Metal Blade Records on May 1st, 2015. For a selection of preorder bundles, go to: metalblade.com/sixfeetunder.
PRC MUSIC announced the signature of veteran Death Metal band SPIRIT OF REBELLION!
With 2 demos, one EP and 2 albums released on their own, SPIRIT OF REBELLION is more than ready to expose their brand of Québec made Heavy old school death metal to a wider audience!
Formed in 2001 in the beautiful bas-St-Laurent region of Rimouski, the band (original member Jean-François Côté on bass & vocals (ex-Vortex), drummer Françis Marmen (Gorelust, ex-Vortex), guitarists Jean-Francois Côté and Nicolas Auclair and vocalist Sylvain Morency) is in writing mode for its third album, its first for PRC MUSIC,scheduled for fall 2015.
Check out the video for The great harvester from the band's previous album A taste of death.