Agonia Records inked a deal with Doom Metal outfit KONGH.
This relatively new band, formed back in 2004, has quickly risen amongst the ranks of Swedish acts worth watching, being nominated to the P3 Guld Award (Swedish equivalent of the Grammy Awards) for their debut album. After a successful and intense tour with critically acclaimed YOB in September and October of 2011, KONGH focused on writing their 3rd to date album: yet untitled and expected for early 2013.
The band has issued the following statement regarding the new deal and upcoming release:
Three years have passed since our last album was released, an d we're stoked to announce that the song writing for a whole new album is now finalized. We'll skip the in-depth details for now since it's nearly possible to give a sensible description of your own music, but there's definitely some new twists and dimensions there as well as the traditional Kongh riffage. One thing we can say for sure is that we're very enthusiastic about the songs and we cannot wait to enter the studio! It will happen at the end of the summer, with Karl Daniel Lidén (Dozer, Switchblade) in the engineering seat. Another thing we're happy about is the new record deal with Agonia Records. We've been in touch with them for well over a year now, and while we've had a few offers from different labels, Agonia was the one which seemed to suit us best. Our expectations are high and we're sure this will turn out great.
Croatian doom metal legends ASHES YOU LEAVE have inked an endorsement deal with, one of the biggest worlds manufacturer of amplifiers, UKs Laney.
Ashes you Leave was formed back in 95′ and released five albums since. Their new record, The Cure for Happiness, also brings a new AYL sound that combines the warmth of traditional doom and the sound of modern metal. To fulfill this task lead guitarist, Berislav Poje, uses one of the most famous Laney models VH 100 R and GS 412 IA cabinet. Rhythm guitarist, Matija Rempesic, uses the Laneys newly introduced model Ironheart IRT120 and its cabinet IRT 412. The Cure for Happiness is due to be released by the end of 2012.
Click here to listen Ashes You Leave "Summers End"
Vancouver BC's grind death metallers AUROCH whom are gearing up for their 'Canadian Abomination Tour' have officially named their debut full length 'From Forgotten Worlds' with the following track listing.
01. From Forgotten Worlds
02. Fleshless Ascension (Paths of Dawn)
03. Slaves To A Flame Undying
04. Dregs Of Sanity
05. Talisman For Total Temporal Collapse
06. Terra Akeldama
07. Bloodborne Conspiracy
08. Tundra Moon
"At long last we're excited to reveal the name of this first full length release and the songs that lie therein. This has represented a lot of work, sweat and blood and it is reflected in the music. Prepare for a total death metal onslaught!" comments Auroch vocalist/guitarist Seb Montesi.
CUT THE END is a Death Metal band from Barcelona that has just released his first album, entitled Dawn's Death to Dusk via Xtreem Music.
The album has five songs that combine fast riffs and melodic
passages integrated into complex structures to create a route that goes from the emotion of Post Metal to the aggressiveness of Death Metal.
The album is inspired by Western Cinema and Marques de Sade's literature and it was recorded in Barcelona at The Room BCN (VORTICE, SPELLCRAFT, FOSCOR, MOONLOOP) and mastered by Bjorn Engelmann (MESHUGGAH, BEHEMOTH, BLOODBATH) at Cutting Room in Sweden.
The band describes their personal style under the self invented "Post Death Metal Western" label.
FDA REKOTZ announced the unleashing of A Collection Of Depravation. The collection assembles all of legendary Swedish goregrind outfit General Surgerys out of print singles, vinyl only eps, comp. appearances and a few unheard demos into 2 filthy LPs. Release date is August 17th. 2012.
Spanning close to two decades worth of material A Collection Of Depravation is a headbanging gallop sure to satisfy the most bloodthirsty goregrind fanatics. A Collection Of Depravation features songs from virtually every lineup of General Surgery, a band which has featured gorelords who have also spent time in Dismember, Afflicted, Crematory, Nasum, Repugnant, Regurgitate and many more. Absolutely essential Swedish death metal/goregrind!!
MISERATION have revealed another new song entitled "On Wings Of Brimstone" taken from their upcoming third album "Tragedy Has Spoken", click here to listen it.
The theme of the third album of these Scandinavians can be described as sum of the major tragedies of mankinds history. Lyrics for Tragedy Has Spoken have been written by Pär Johansson (Satariel, Torchbearer, The Few Against Many) and bands lead singer Christian Älvestam (also in Solution.45, Torchbearer), and address the diversity of tragedies. Some of which have taken the guise of accidents or natural disasters, while others were carried out with human hands and intent. Behind all this there is to find an imaginary architect, a fictive entity something powerful, aware, far above the manmade concepts of good or evil: the nature of tragedy itself.
Musically MISERATION expand their view on forward-thinking, vicious Death Metal by integrating new instruments to the mix. There still is to find what caused the quality and sustainability of Your Demons, Their Angels (2008) and The Mirroring Shadow (2009), but in 2012 there is more than technical, intricate Death Metal with a good dose of melody. Tragedy Has Spoken was recorded using 8-string guitars, which gives the wall of distortion a certain distinctive flair. In addition MISERATION are incorporating folk instruments such as the Indian harp Esraj, the Persian hammered dulcimer Santur, sawblade, organ, mandolin and piano, as well as Mongolian throatsinging. Music and lyrics are globally and far beyond standard practice, so there is a lot to discover!
The cover artwork for Tragedy Has Spoken has been created by well-reputed artist Pär Olofsson (Immortal, Abysmal Dawn, Immolation, The Faceless).
VIC RECORDS will release the second album of Mexico's most underrated occult killer act SHUB NIGGURATH! Their second full lenght album' A Deadly Call from the Stars' comes also as an exclusive limited edition digipack. Previously released on THE CHAMS front man Daniel Corchado own label Lux Inframundis Productions in 2011, it was limited to 500 copies, and sold out in 5 months.
VIC RECORDS has signed a license deal with (the longest running and most respected Death Metal Act from Mexico) THE CHASM and LUXINFRAMUNDIS PRODUCTIONS for the European releases of the reissue of their legendary Procreation of the Inner Temple debut album from 1994 on CD, wich will also include their complete 1993 demo, rare pics and extensive liner notes from Olivier 'Zoltar' Badin, also a new exclusive repressing on digipak of their very well received and most recent album Farseeing the Paranormal Abysm, which was originally released on a limited edition by Luxinframundis in 2009 and mainly available in North America and sold out for close to 2 years.
Finnish thrashers HATEFORM will enter the studio to record the groups third as-yet-untitled full-length record this summer due out via Spinefarm Records. Drums are scheduled to be recorded at Petrax Studios (CHILDREN OF BODOM, NIGHTWISH, ENSIFERUM) with engineer Santeri Salmi. Guitars, bass, and vocals will be recorded at Ansa-Studio with engineer Jori Haukio.
The record will be mixed by Thomas Plec Johansson (WATAIN, ESKIMO CALLBOY, SCAR SYMMETRY, GRAVEWORM, MORS PRINCIPIUM EST, AS YOU DROWN) and will be mastered by Mika Jussila (NIGHTWISH, CHILDREN OF BODOM) at Finnvox Studios. Title, tracklisting, artwork, and release date will be revealed in the coming months.
HATEFORM signed a deal with Spinefarm Records in the Fall of 2011. The bands previous releases, Dominance and Origin Of Plague, were released via 7:45 Records.
The Mexican carrion-devourers ZOMBIEFICATION have once again resuscitated from beyond the diseased grave, hellbent on excavating more fetor-drenched Death Metal!
Featuring five tracks of sepulchral audio-sickness,Reaper's Consecration" is a pandemonium of hideously somber Swedified riffage; often trespassing the boundaries of grisly extremes and branding their own style of unrivaled Death Metal stench!
Mixed and mastered by the acclaimed studio engineer Tore Stjerna at Necromorbus Studio (Watain, Desultory, Deströyer 666, etc) and artwork / layout direction by ZOMBIEFICATION throat-butcher Mr. Hitch; "Reaper's Consecration" is the classick coalesce between inexorable Death Metal and corpse-walkers that roam the earth!
Nippon demented Thrash schizoids FASTKILL brews up yet another ultra-blazing Thrash Metal at hurricane speed!
Utterly repulsive and dangerously fast, "Bestial Thrashing Bulldozer" is the group's first full-length album in four years since the equally deranged "Nuclear Thrashing Attack"; FASTKILL is indeed the first-class act in unmerciful rapid-fire Thrash-anity! Includes a cover song from Japanese cult Thrash band Nigarobo's Endless Game.
Recorded, mixed and mastered by Keisuke Okada (Disconformity, Gridlink, etc) at Sound Studio NOAH, Tokyo and with the macabre artwork cover by Kei Gomi, "Bestial Thrashing Bulldozer" will literally cleave your head off with fiendish machine-gun riffs, nasty pounding drums and hellish morbid screams!
The unsurpassed Death Metal monarchs MASTER returns with their eleventh full-length album "The New Elite", an odious showcase of brick-wall musical integrity that has been quintessential MASTER even during the band's early inception. Now with 30 years on, Paul Speckmann and his insult-brigade have shown no signs on mellowing, but only more hateful than ever!
Recorded, mixed and mastered at Shaark Studios (Root, Fleshless, etc) and with the emblematic artwork and layout designed by German graphic artist Mark Bridgeman, "The New Elite" is a bulldozing 45-minute audio-violence of social travesty and political coercion. Vehemently honest and the cruel truth does cut like a knife. This is MASTER! Period.
"Young, but already experienced Polish band Neyra, whose music is a mix of aggression of brutal death metal and thrash is preparing to show to the world new videoclip "Mors Nigra". Meanwhile the band is looking for a label for their first album called "Madness in Progress".
Neyra exist since 2007. They played many gigs with other young bands, but also concert tours with an elite of Polish metal such as Hate or Christ Agony. In 2008 they have recorded mini-album "Self Made Torment" which you can listen on band's Myspace profile.