Long awaited full-length album "Via Combusta" by russian ethno dark/death metal band Atra Hora is now available for pre-order. The CD is planned to be released on August 30th on Darknagar Records as limited 16-pages Digibook signed by musicians. Now it is available as a digital edition on iTunes and Amazon MP3.
Band commented: "We are glad to present you the result of our three year long work. Musically and conceptually it has become a logical extension of "Lost in the Depths" in combination with fresh ideas. We tried to reach a higher level of composing music, implementation of ideas and of course better recording quality. Via Combusta is part of the Zodiac characterized by increased risk, it is a power which can burn and re-created, fully reborn..."
U.K.-based extreme metal band SATURNIAN will release their new album, "Dimensions", on August 24 via Indie Recordings. The CD was produced by Russ Russell, who has previously worked with DIMMU BORGIR, NAPALM DEATH and EVILE.
01. Construct: Illusion
02. Into Etherea
04. Eternal Eclipse
05. Shadow Of Prophecy
06. Traces From The Past
08. Origins Of The Future
09. The Immaculate Deception
10. Wreathed In Flame (bonus track)
The songs "Eternal Eclipse" and "Into Etherea" can be streamed below.
German death metallers CYTOTOXIN have inked a multi-album deal with Unique Leader Records. The band's second album, "Radiophobia", will be released on November 6. The CD was recorded at Kohlekeller Studios (BENIGHTED, POWERWOLF) in Seeheim, Germany.
The Chernobyl disaster was a catastrophic nuclear accident that occurred on April 26, 1986 at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Ukraine. Inspired by this catastrophe and its consequences, a highly radiated newcomer band called CYTOTOXIN simply pulverized the German brutal death metal underground in 2010. Always on an exalted technical level but still keeping one eye on songwriting and heavy, pounding neck-breaker riffs, they formed a deadly mixture. Combined with unique and bulldozing live performances, their fan base increased rapidly.
CYTOTOXIN's full-length debut, "Plutonium Heaven", was released in April 2011.
"Thoughts Like Hammers", a new song from Norwegian progressive extreme metallers ENSLAVED, can be streamed at NPR.org. The track comes off the band's twelfth studio album, "RIITIIR", which will be released in Europe on September 28 and in North America on October 9 via Nuclear Blast Records.
Virginia based grindcore band PIG DESTROYER have set "Book Burner" as the title of their fifth-full length album, due on October 23 via Relapse Records. The band's first LP in over five years at guitarist Scott Hull's Visceral Sound Studios in Alexandria, Virginia. The CD is described in a press release as "a return to a raw, primitive sound and will feature 19 songs of their signature misanthropic grind."
Polish death metal band Escape From has released a new single titled "Zainfekowany Obledem" (Infected by Madness) which will be featured on the band's first full-length album. The single is available for everyone for free!
"Zainfekowany Obledem" has been recorded in spring this year in IX Studio under the supervision of Michal 'Urgul' Barski.
Escape From has already a promo CD "Ciemna Strona Duszy" from 2007 and the "Opetani Okrucienstwem" EP 2009 to its credit. You can stream four more songs from the latter over on Soundcloud.
Norwegian Death Metal band Chton will release their sophomore album "The Devil builds" the 15. September 2012 via the German label Godeater Records. The vinyl edition of the album is planned for early winter 2013. Digital distribution of the album will be handled by Morningstar Music to ensure the album will be available via all major digital stores.
01. Faustian Resolve
02. Scavenger of a Dead World
03. Gods of The Flesh
04. Rise Black God
05. Death Awaits
06. Contagion (The Disease)
07. Lord and Master
08. Nithon Undertow
09. Ratbag (Abscess cover)
10. Babalon and The Beast conjoined
"The Devil Builds" was recorded and produced at Morningstar Studio with Arnt Obsidian Grønbech (Keep of Kalessin, Satyricon) at the helm. The album was mixed by Stamos Koliousis (Djerv, Mencea) at 210 Studio in Berlin, known for earlier work with Nattefrost, Gehenna and Vreid, among others.
Chton has previously shared stages with bands like Morbid Angel, Behemoth, Mayhem, Amon Amarth, Zyklon and many others, and plans are being made for a European tour to promote the release of "The Devil builds".
The digital split-single "Screaming for Death" (with Cleaver) is still available for streaming or download from most digital stores like Spotify, iTunes, WiMP, Amazon and many others.
The title, artwork and full tracklisting of BLUT AUS NORD's upcoming new album are finally revealed. Recorded, mixed & mastered at Earthsound Studio, "777 - Cosmosophy" is the last chapter of the groundbreaking "777" trilogy. The stunning artwork is the result of a collaboration between renowned Metastazis and Dehn Sora
01. Epitome XIV
02. Epitome XV
03. Epitome XVI
04. Epitome XVII
05. Epitome XVIII
The album will be available in a 6-panel digipack CD and noble Gatefold 12" LP on September 21th.BLUT AUS NORD continues its parallel journey with the recent release of "What Once Was... Liber II". Never officially announced here, the record was released on July 5th.
It comes in a "fake leather" rigid gatefold cover with gold hot foil print and 180gr black record.
The layout was conceived by Helgorth from Babalon Graphics.
In order to make this series a coherent corpus, "What Once Was... Liber I" is available again with a complete new artwork. It also comes in a "fake leather" rigid gatefold cover with gold hot foil print.
The title, artwork and full tracklisting of BEHEXEN's upcoming fourth full-length are now disclosed. Imbued with an organic, evil sound, "Nightside Emanations" contains ten new incantations to the ancient ones. Front cover was painted by K. Lehto from Crimson Wine. The layout is being handled by Helgorth from Babalon Graphics.
02. Wrathful Dragon Hau-Hra
03. Death's Black Light
04. Circle Me
05. We Burn With Serpent Fire
06. Luciferian Will
07. Awaken Tiamat
08. Temple Of Silent Curses
09. Shining Death
10. Kiss Of the Dark Mother
The album will be available in a 6-panel digipack CD and noble Gatefold 12" LP on September 21th.
The recording of MONOLITHE's third full-length, heralded as a "progression in continuity", was recently completed at Red Reed Studio. "Monolithe III" will be mixed & mastered this summer by Andrew Guillotin at Hybreed Studio. Artwork was created by Norwegian artist Robert Høyem.
The album will be available in a 4-panel digipack CD later this year.
Ultimate stoner/doom portal The Obelisk is currently hosting a stream of SWALLOW THE SUNs Emerald Forest and the Blackbird, the title track off their upcoming new full-length. Click here to listen it. Set for North American release on September 4, 2012 via Spinefarm Records U.S., the 10-track offering was recorded during September and October 2011 by Mikko Karmila (Nightwish, Amorphis, Children Of Bodom) at Drumforest Studios in Viitasaari and Sonic Pump 2 in Helsinki, and by Hannu Honkonen at Noisework Studios in Helsinki, also in Helsinki. The effort was mixed by Hiili Hiilesmaa (Him, Apocalyptica, Amorphis, Moonspell) and mastered by Mika Jussila (Nightwish, Amorphis, Sentenced) at Finnvox Studios and includes a guest appearance by Nightwish singer Anette Olzon (on Cathedral Walls).
In commenting on the track, the band, notorious for their lyrical correlations to Twin Peaks, quoted a line from the series: As the night wind blows, the boughs move to and fro. The rustling, themagic rustling that brings on the dark dream. The dream of suffering and pain.
The melodic doom/death metal band Nethermost has signed a deal with the canadian label Hypnotic Dirge Records to release their upcoming debut EP entitled Alpha. The opening track, Phasing Currents is now available to stream and download. (Click Here)
Nethermost is a three-piece band hailing from South Texas. The name refers to the lowest point of existence. The band finished recording their first release, ¨Alpha,¨ in early 2012 and which is now planned for a release on Hypnotic Dirge. This 4-song work paints a deep and obscure timelessness, while offering up powerful and intense melodies. The lyrical theme illustrates nature and the elements, which have heavily contributed both adverse and promising effects towards the influence, creation, and end of all life.
Purification have just published the tracklist and artwork for their forthcoming album. This one will be entitled "A torch to pierce the night" and hits european stores on August 10th. The album contains spoken words by Cro-Mags' John Joseph on the title "Wake Up". The outstanding artwork was done by Dave Quiggle who was also responsible for Coverartworks of Bands like Parkway Drive or Bury Your Dead. Be prepared!