Italian blackened metallers Azrath-11 have recently finished recording sessions of their new studio album titled "Ov Tentacles and Spirals", to be released before end of February 2013 via Punishment 18 Records. Mastering will be made at Hertz Studios (Behemoth, Decapitated, Hellveto, Drunkard, Naer Mataron, Nevercell, Vader, Putridity).
French brutal death metallers LIVARKAHIL announced the begining of the writing process of their third full length album, once again in the form of a concept-album.
The concept and its shaping are extremely ambitious, and giving birth to it will be a long and difficult journey for the band. Eventhough we have a clear view of what the album should sound like, you guys will have to be patient, as we are hoping for a release on the Spring of 2014.
Swedish morbid Death Metal rebels NECROCURSE have named their debut upcoming full-length effort as "Grip Of The Dead".
"Grip Of The Dead" contains eleven tracks of uncompromising haunting Death Metal in true spirit of the ancient dark Heavy Metal attitude, and the vinyl version will include an additional bonus re-recorded track entitled "Souls Of A Thousand Funerals", previously from the "Shape of Death" MCD.
The vinyl version for "Grip Of The Dead" will be a joint collaboration between Blood Harvest Records and To The Death Records.
German progressive death metal behemoths DEFEATED SANITY will unleash Passages Into Deformity on February 5, 2013 through Willowtip Records.
Recorded at Soundlodge Studios in Germany with guest vocal appearances by Frank Rini (Internal Bleeding), AJ Magana (ex-DEFEATED SANITY, Disgorge US), and Brian Forgue (Syphilic, Gutrot) and sound effects performed by Jon Engman (ex-Brodequin), the nine-track follow-up to 2010s critically hailed Chapters of Repugnance will be paired with a bonus DVD featuring making-of clips, interviews with the band, and sick performance videos!
Said the band of their latest output: The album has a more old-school vibe to it, with a lot of early 90s inspired riffs and slams, but we made it a point to not get away from the technical and progressive stuff as well.
DEFEATED SANITY offers up a taste of the sonic slaughterfest with Verblendung at THIS LOCATION.
Here is the trailer for the film ForeBears by Marie CACHET and Varg VIKERNES. It will be available in English (subtitles, the audio is norwegian) on DVD from March 2013 ONLY on Amazon.
To summarize the story, Varg is thinking and discovers bit by bit what happened before. A kind of journey in reverse through time and in thought, to prehistoric time (about 30 000BC), up to a previous life when he was a little boy. Through what he lives again in this little boy, he understands the meaning of certain essential rituals of that prehistoric time, that still have a major influence on modern habits.
The New Jersey technical death metal outfit COGNITIVE recently signed to Torture Music Records for the release of their upcoming full-length album, scheduled to hit stores in the latter half of 2013.
Formed in 2011, COGNITIVE are, despite their young history as a band, already a household name in the underground death metal scene. Having played in 11 states and shared stages with the likes of MACABRE, CATTLE DECAPITATION, WAKING THE CADAVER and INTERNAL BLEEDING, as well as self-released their debut EP, The Horrid Swarm, in July 2012, the band shows no signs of slowing down as of winter 2012. With their upcoming self-titled full-length, COGNITIVE will pick up where they left off with The Horrid Swarm, and deliver another release full of unmerciful technicality, pummeling grooves and vicious brutality.
Selfmadegod Records announced the signing of Virginia based UNBURIED.
This brutal trio is set to release their new full length "Murder 101" on December 17th 2012. The album consists of 11 tracks of gore-filled underground death metal mayhem. UNBURIED is: Matt Pike, Mark Riddick (FETID ZOMBIE, MACABRA, GRAVE WAX) and Brian Forman (FETID ZOMBIE, GRAVE WAX).
UNBURIED was birthed from Hell in the year 1994 by Matt Pike-the main songwriter/lyricist for the band. In 1996, UNBURIED unleashed their self-titled debut cassette demo recording upon the international underground death metal scene, featuring the first line-up alongside Pike-Christian Taylor and Mark Riddick.
Since its birth the band have released two cassettes, two splits and one full length "Slut Decapitator" (2008).
Artwork and layout has been drawn by none other than Mark Riddick himself so you know what to expect.
After releasing "Songs Of Flesh (Part I) EP earlier this year inexhaustible Swedish maniac Rogga Johansson (PAGANIZER, RIBSPREADER, DEMIURG, THE GROTESQUERY, BONE GNAWER, REVOLTING and more) strikes back with the debut album of his most recent band - MEGASCAVENGER.
"Descent Of Yuggoth" consists of nine Swedish style death metal songs that will definitely appeal to all fans of Rogga's music and Scandinavian metal!
More than that Johansson spews out his death metal dreams by recruiting the talents of some legendary death metal figureheads including guest vocals by Dan Swano (EDGE OF SANITY, BLOODBATH), Marc Grewe (MORGOTH, INSIDIOUS DISEASE), Jörgen Sandström (ex-GRAVE, KRUX, TORTURE DIVISION) and Paul Speckmann (MASTER, DEATH STRIKE, ABOMINATION) as well as guest solos by Patrick Mameli (PESTILENCE), Jonas Lindblood (PUTERAEON), Eric Daniels (ASPHYX, SOULBURN).
02. Descent Of Yuggoth
03. Smokescreen Armageddon
04. Catapulted Through Aeons
05. Void Of Damnation
06. Funerals And Ceremonies
07. Death Obsessed
08. No Haven For The Sane
09. To Revel With Vermin
The album is set for December 17th 2012 release via Selfmadegod Records
Metalhit.com // Metal Maniacs, in collaboration with Spain's NECROVEN, have released the band's demos in the form of "Perpetual Blasphemies," a six-track assault of uncompromising, mid-paced underground death metal. No frills or other bullshit, this is straight forward brutal death metal that is both memorable and raw.
Following on the heels of the band's debut CD, "Worship of Humiliation" on Spain's Momento Mori record label, "Perpetual Blasphemies" will make an excellent accompaniment showcasing the talents of the band's sole member.
"Perpetual Blasphemies" features cover artwork by Mark Riddick and comes packaged in a 6-panel ecowallet. The album is available now for pre-order and will be available globally on CD and Digital formats in mid-January 2013.
French Industrial/Ambient/Black Metal band SPEKTR is to release a new album entitled Cypher on the 5th of February in Europe and 19th of February in North America on Agonia Records.
The band commented: Six Years of burning visions for the Spektr to return wrenched from the hermetic silence of Initiated Temples .The Ectoplasm Cypher thus stands as the Stone-Principle emerging out of Philosophal fumes - the transcended transcription of the most sealed occultism on audio format. Spektr commits, Agonia endorses - I'LL BE RIGHT THERE IN THE AFTERLIFE - and we ain't going nowhere.
Successor of Near Death Experience (from 2006) will be made available as CD, Vinyl and digital download.
Norwegian Black Metallers ENDEZZMA have debuted their first official video. The video for Junkyard Oblivion, the opening track from the Erotik Nekrosis album and featuring guest appearances by Urgehals Enzifer and Beastcrafts Sorath Northgrove, was produced by the Effektor Film Company and was directed by ENDEZZMA's frontman Morten Shax and R.M. Camera and editing are by R.M. Dedicated to the late ENDEZZMA guitarist and Urgehal frontman Trondr Nefas, the video can be watch below.
Spanish death metal band Decapitated Christ has come to terms with the label Metal Inquisition, sublabel of No Colours Records for the release of their third recording, "The Perishing Empire of Lies"
The album was recorded in April 2012 by Javi Bastard at Moontower Studios (Korgüll the Exterminator, Graveyard, TeitanBlood, Ataraxy, Necroven ...) and consists of 12 tracks of pure old-school death metal (plus some unreleased tracks from their demo "The Vanishment").
It also features collaborations of two titans of the scene such as Martin Van Drunen (Asphyx / Hail of Bullets / Grand Supreme Court Blood) and Pete Sandoval (Morbid Angel / Terrorizer), and has been mastered by Dan Swanö.
The Perishing Empire of Lies is scheduled to be released in February 2013, LP limited to 250 hand numbered copies, 50 DigiCd's special and regular CD.
The artwork is done by illustrator Cesar Valladares (Asphyx, Krisiun, Anatomia...)
A video preview of the new work can be watched below.
Valefor,a depressive black metal band which has worked on a new album almost a year,finally is completed all the preparations and album is out now. This is ongoing band as the only person still Sargathus. The album which has 10 songs was recorded by Studio Dream and agreed with Japanese company "Sabbathid Record".
The album that called "Hidden in the Arms Of Death" tracklist :
Swedish Doom-Rock-Sludge Metal outfit KONGH have premiered a new song at YouTube. First 7 minutes of the title track of band's newest album "Sole Creation" can be listened below.
"Sole Creation" will be coming to shops on the 5th of February in Europe and 19th of February in North Amercia on Agonia Records. The 3rd album from will consist of 4 new tracks and 45 minutes of music, with a guest appearance of John Doe from Craft. The album was recorded at Teknikkompaniet (Vetlanda, Sweden) by Peter Lundin; mixed and mastered by Magnus Lindberg of Cult Of Luna fame. KONGH's front-man, David Johansson, commented:
"After a very long time of hard work, this album is finally ready for release. We couldn't be more happy with the way it turned out and I really think it is the best Kongh material so far. For our old fans, I am pretty sure it will be well worth the wait and I also think it holds great potential to satisfy a bunch of new listeners. In my opinion, the album is more dynamic and has much more emphasis on melodies than our previous works. At the same time it maintains the harshness and it's undoubtedly the heaviest slab of metal we've done as well."
1. Sole Creation
2. Tamed Brute
3. The Portals
"Sole Creation" will be available for exclusive pre-orders on CD and Vinyl on the 12th of December via Agonia Records Webshop.
Candlelight Records today confirms the worldwide signing of DEMON LUNG. The Las Vegas-based quartet, featuring guitarist Phil Burns, bassist Patrick Warren, drummer Jeremy Brenton, and vocalist Shanda Fredrick, is scheduled to begin recording of their full-length debut at Sharkbite Studios in Oakland, California with producer Billy Anderson (Sleep, High on Fire, Eyehategod) in the coming weeks. It is anticipated for a Spring 2013 release date.
Metal Hammer called the bands self-released 4-song demo Pareidolia, earthy yet horror-themed doom metal a la Candlemass with an Acrimony Groove. The magazine calls Fredrick a wild-eyed, satanic songstress. Popular music and film site Ave Noctum notes, DEMON LUNG has a deft touch and solid sound. Their music is clearly from the soul. Fair to say they are a welcomed addition to the ranks of the doomed. Teeth of the Divine adds, Fredrick has the requisite sultry pipes that keep a steady, hazy tone. She has a deep, bluesy voice that fits the languid music perfectly.
The band comments, we are very honored to join the Candlelight roster. To be included among such talented artists is very humbling, and we thank the great people at Candlelight for giving us the opportunity.
DEMON LUNG has shared the stage alongside Pentagram, High on Fire, Jucifer, Witch Mountain, and Castle and will resume performing once recording has been completed.
A video for the song Lament Code is available below. The clip was directed by Dustin Mills, the mastermind behind The Puppet Monster Massacre.