France's avantgarde black metal outfit GLORIOR BELLI has inked a worldwide record deal with Agonia Records. Band's fifth full-length album, successor to "The Great Southern Darkness" from 2011, is set to be released in the fall of 2013.
Consequently climbing the ladder of innovation and artistic development, the French quartet managed to work out a very own sound and view in the often stiff frames found within the black metal genre. Descriptions such as "Avant-garde black metal bluesmen" (Pitchfork) or "bluesy doom-sludge" (Metal Sucks) are only the two sides of the same coin, that will reveal a new flip this autumn.
"We are absolutely thrilled to have the chance to work with Agonia Records and it's only fair given the efforts and determination of both Glorior Belli and Agonia Records into making genuine music that stands the test of time." - commented the band.
Canadian thrash monsters FATALITY are unleashing their new album entitled 'Psychonaut' for release on June 28th, 2013 along with an epic tour of Canada and the USA that will kick off in Oshawa, ON June 21st and wrap up in Buffalo, NY on August 28th.
Guitarist Eytan Gordon comments:"We are very pleased with how Pyschonaut sounds and are very proud of the new single "Thoughts Collide". We are incredibly excited to get back out on the road and play the new music for all our fans. Thanks to all who have contributed through our indiegogo campaign and helped further us along to make this coming year an unforgettable one!"
Indian death metal band Reptilian Death have released a lyric video for a new single 'O' off their sophomore album 'The Dawn And Consummation And Emergence'. The album is scheduled to be released in India on 19th May 2013 via Universal Music India. The band recently unveiled the artwork for the album created by Michal 'Xaay' Loranc who has previously worked with the likes of Nile, Behemoth, Karl Sanders etc. Worldwide release dates for the album have yet to be announced. "We're still in talks with labels and distribution partners, we feel this album deserves a proper release so we'll try and close these deals soon. If nothing works out fans can expect it to be self released around 25th June 2013, worldwide." said Sahil Makhija, owner of Demonstealer Records.
JESUS CHRÜSLER SUPERCAR will release their debut album Among The Ruins and Lands on 31st Mai 2013 via vönHell Records/Sound Pollution/Rough Trade. The Stockholm trio present us a dirty, hard and kick ass album. With their rough Supreme Swedish Death n Roll they sound like a real bastard of Entombed and Motörhead. Among The Ruins And Desolate Lands was produced in the legendary Sunlight Studio by no one else than Tomas Skogsberg (Entombed, The Hellacopters, Backyard Babies ).
Altogether twelve songs blast with a modern pressure. The first single Killing Machine was already released on 30th April 2013 and the appropriate music video came as a real bombshell into the Swedish metal scene what smoothed the way for some of their songs to be played into nationwide radio stations. The songs Before I Turn You Down and Death Row Blues are supported by JESUS CHRÜSLER SUPERCAR friend LG Petrov, the frontman of Entombed, on vocals.
Among The Ruins And Desolate Land will be available as CD and download and for friends of good old vinyl there will be a special edition in black gold. This album will create a sensation and finally celebrate the return of Swedish Supreme Death n Roll.
Ancient Roman death metal band ADE has posted a new lyric video for their brutal track 'Sanguine Pluit In Arena', which is off their latest offering Spartacus and features extreme metal drummer George Kollias (Nile, Nightfall).
Swedish black metal band SVARTSYN unveiled the second track off the upcoming full-length album entitled "Black Testament".
The album is coming to shops on the 28th of May in Europe and 11th of June in North America on Agonia Records.
01. Revelation in the waters
02. Venom of the underworld
03. Demoness with seven names
04. Carving a temple
05. Eyes of the earth
06. Rising beast
07. Black testament
According to the band founder and mastermind - Ornias - "Black Testament" can be described as a "sinister mix between Destruction Of Man (2003) and Timeless Reign (2007) releases." He also added: "it's a journey through my spiritual darkness and death."
The album was recorded at Mortsella Studio, Sweden. A short series of video clips* documenting the recording process (vocals, guitars and drums) can be viewed at the links below:
From Santiago, Chile, comes yet another amazing Death Metal act in the shape of ISTENGOAT. Formed at the begining of 2011 with the main goal of creating a simple, direct & powerful sound which can transmit the sensation of being infront of a tornado.
The band has recently teamed up with Swedish underground label, BLOOD HARVEST, for the vinyl release of the bands upcoming debute album titled "Atlas Shrugged". Recording will commence in July, 2013.
The CD edition will be handled in S. America through Soul Erazer (Brazil).
In the meantime, as an introduction, BLOOD HARVEST will re-release ISTENGOAT's sold-out debut from 2012, "MMXII" on a limited 7"EP vinyl edition. The band has just finished assembling the last parts for the 7"EP layout and it's been sent of to press.
The Japanese Thrashcore/Crossover Metal Band BEYOND DESCRIPTION has just finished the mixing of their eleven songs for their new album "An Elegy For Depletion", the follow-up of their 2011 release "Proof of the Truth". The new album will be released in Europe on June 25th by the Italian label Punishment 18 Records.
Brought up to existence during the summer 2011, CADAVERIC FUMES is a French Death Metal band that delivers a pure ancient act from the bowels of torment. Mainly influenced by the American and Scandinavian blasphemies from the early 90's, their first demo "Macabre Exaltation" was released by Impious Desecration Records in early october 2012.
This magnificent Demo is now being released on vinyl by BLOOD HARVEST. Limited to 300 copies on Black Vinyl!
Enforced with a fourth member to handle the bass in their brotherhood of madness, the band is preparing their Danish invasion at KillTown Deathfest planned for the twilight of august and smouldering new offsprings as they plunge deeper into the abyss of the tritone tyranny.
Italian death metallers Hateful have revealed the tracklist of their new studio album, "Epilogue of Masquerade" that will be released on June 25 via The Spew Records (a division of Punishment 18 Records). The CD was mastered by famous Dan Swanö, who has previously worked with band such a Edge of Sanity, Bloodbath, Cronian, Evergrey, Lay Down Rotten, Marduk, Opeth and many more.
Almost three years after their pummeling Gutter Earth EP was inflicted upon the masses, cold-blooded Elizabeth, New Jersey-based death metal insurgents GRIMUS have completed their first proper full-length, Omnicide.
With its members all hailing from a plethora of extreme metal acts including Iberian black metal outfit Windfaerer, Metal Blade tech/death act Allegaeon and others, the members of GRIMUS are united in hatred for humankind, their output surging with guttural, cutting-edge death metal prowess, with monolithic slams and swells of the most vicious kind infiltrating their uncompromising low-end attack. These atrocious features are grippingly captured on the quintets debut full-length album, Omnicide. The term literally meaning the killing of everything is a testament to man's inherent, bloodthirsty nature and audacity to alter his surroundings, through efficient forms of destruction. Paradoxically, mankind is willfully committing suicide in its attempt to become a godlike creator. This album is a soundtrack to the decimation of all that is known, "the age of none."
A thirty-six minute onslaught of blasting and grooving barbarity, Omnicide was tracked and mixed by guitarist Marco Bobadilla at Crimson Recording and mastered by Alan Douches (Cannibal Corpse, Beneath the Massacre, Job For A Cowboy) at West West Side Music. GRIMUS will self-release Omnicide on June 25 2013.
01. Without Master
03. I, Destroyer
04. The Hut of Extinction
05. The Vulture
07. Draped in Fear
08. Cradled by Misfortune
09. Within Isolation
The Omnicide album art was illustrated and designed by bassist Michael Goncalves.