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.
Mysterious death metal band Reptilian Death, side project of Demonstealer (Demonic Resurrection) have revealed the artwork and tracklist of their new album, titled The Dawn Of Consummation And Emergence. The artwork has been done by Michal Xaay Loranc who has previously worked with bands like Behemoth, Demonic Resurrection, Nile, Vader etc. The album features 12 tracks of pure old-school death metal. The band is also now fronted by Vinay Venkatesh who also fronts one of Indias most popular metal band, Bhayanak Maut.
03. Stimulate. Hike. Impel. Tear
04. Soaked With The Imperfections Of Puerile Blood
05. Emerge, Hatred, Emerge
06. Distorted By Bondage, Blood & Bestiality
07. Unnervingly Perverted At The Altar
08. Patchwork And The Art Of Skinning
10. Now You Graze Upon Me
11. Marvelous Gods The Apple Of My Eye
12. Emergence The World, Your Playground
The album is releasing in India on 25th May 2013 via Universal Music India. Dates for the worldwide release are yet to be announced.
Said Devraj Sanyal, MD Universal Music group, South Asia Metal is a burgeoning scene in South Asia & often ignored. At UMG we believe that this scene must be supported fully and Reptilian Death's new album "The Dawn of Consummation & Emergence" is a fierce statement to every metal fan. Brilliantly produced & madly brutal Reptilian Death is UMG's foray into the Metal publishing domain & this will lead the path for many indie bands to follow."
The modern groove metal band The Polygon from Chelyabinsk(Russia) recorded the new song "Provocation" with Bjorn "Speed" Strid from Soilwork, Release Date is May 20th "Bjorn Speed Strid appears courtesy of Nuclear Blast Records"
SLAYER guitarist Jeff Hanneman passed away at about 11 a.m. today (Thursday, May 2) near his Southern California home. He was 49. Hanneman was in an area hospital when he suffered liver failure. He is survived by his wife Kathy, his sister Kathy and his brothers Michael and Larry, and will be sorely missed.
Hanneman who in January 2011 contracted necrotizing fasciitis, likely caused by a spider bite, and has been undergoing surgeries, skin grafts and intense rehab since spoke to U.K.'s Classic Rock magazine in the fall of 2011 about his recovery which has seen him sit out an entire two years' worth of touring with the band.
Hanneman was kicking back in a hot tub with a couple of beers when noticed a spider bite him on the arm.
"Didn't even feel it," he said. "But an hour later, I knew that I was ill." On his way to the hospital, "I could see the flesh corrupting," he recalled. "The arm was real hot. I got to the emergency room, and thank god the nurse knew straight away what it was. By chance, although it's pretty rare, she had seen a case a little while before. At that point, I was an hour away from death."
Although the spider bite itself was not serious, it had caused bacterial infection in the deeper layers of the skin and tissues of the arm.
"Unbelievably, the doctor was a SLAYER fan," said Hanneman, "First thing he said to me was: 'First I am going to save your life. Then I am going to save your arm. Then I am going to save your career.'"
Hanneman underwent emergency surgery to remove the dead and dying tissue. The doctor was able to save the muscles and the tendons, but the guitarist had a large open wound on his arm. He spent the next two months in hospital, having extensive skin grafts and heavy doses of antibiotics to suppress the infection.
"I had to learn to walk again," Hanneman said: "I hadn't stood up for a month, apart from anything else. The skin grafts were very painful and all the muscles and tendons in the arm where very weak. That was OK, though. I count myself lucky that the nurse and doctor knew right away what had happened to me, because things could have been a whole lot worse."
At the April 2011 "Big Four" concert in Indio, California, Hanneman joined SLAYER onstage for a two-song encore, but he hasn't yet been able to tour again.
Dust N Brush, the technical death metallers from Siewierz (Poland) have reminded their fans and the whole metal world about their presence, with a new EP titled Exist for What Youll Die For. The EP is a prelude to the forthcoming second long-play to be released in 2014. The three new songs featured on this EP are a great example of modern technical melodic death metal with progressive influences, for fans of Beyond Creation, Within The Ruins, Veil of Maya, and Archons. The fans of the afore-mentioned should be pleased, when listening to this stuff.
The worldwide release of the EP will take place on 11th May, via bands social web profiles and platforms, such as bandcamp, 8merch, and many more.
The band commented on the release: All the time we have spent on the producing of this EP was not in vain. In the meantime, we were touring with Vader, Hate, and other bands, which was crucial for the changing of our approach to sound in general, switching more towards pure death metal. The last six months were a huge challenge for us, but nonetheless, we think that we have managed to put out the best effort to date. We are satisfied with the result and we surely cannot wait to read the first reviews. The new songs are brutal, complex, melodic, but also really mature. It is a huge step forward from Filth of Our Blood, and we predict that fans will have varying opinions about it. Anyway, see you all on tour and at festivals, and remember to let us know what you guys think about the record. In the fall, we are going to stop promoting the EP and focus on our next album. Keep your eyes and ears open (laughs)!
Exist for What Youll Die For was mixed and mastered in IX Studio (Poland), under the supervision of Michal Urgul Barski.
SORCERY has come to an agreement with Xtreem Music for the re-issue on CD of their legendary debut album from 1991 "Bloodchilling Tales" together with their previous 7"EP from 1990 "Rivers of the Dead", both with remastered sound for the first time and a totally revamped artwork and layout. This new re-issue comes under the title of "Legacy of Blood" and has been released last month by swedish labels To The Death & Blood Harvest on 12"LP vinyl format.
This album was out of print on its original CD version for a few years already and since the layout, sound and original cover were of poor quality, the band decided to give it a completely new look. However, original cover art both from the album, EP, photos and lyrices are being included on the new design for everyone's enjoyment.
SORCERY's debut 7"EP caused quite an impact in the swedish scene back in 1990 as well as their debut album a year later, being considered one of the leading Death Metal bands in their country together with acts like ENTOMBED, DISMEMBER, CARNAGE, GROTESQUE... creating their own sounding DM style with a devilish feel resulting on a cult album for any lover of swedish Death Metal.
Release date for CD version of "Legacy of Blood" will be May 10th. You can see the album cover on big size and listen to an album track below.
Belgian progressive death metallers IN-QUEST will release their eight album, "8 - The Odyssey Of Eternity", on September 1st. The follow-up to 2009s Made Out of Negative Matter was recorded, mixed and mastered at Split Second Sound with producer Jochem Jacobs (ex-TEXTURES). The artwork for the CD was created by Trine + Kim Design Studio.
Commented artwork designers Trine Paulsen and Kim Sølve: "The front cover illustration is an octagram and pretty much everything in the artwork is built solely upon an obsession with the figure 8 and eternity. We wanted the artwork to have some of the grandioseness that we feel the concept imply "
01. Enter Eternity of Lethargy
02. Taedium Vitae
03. Elliptical Orbits in Disbelief
04. Reiterated Cycles of Celestial Spheres
05. Neo-Pseudo Existence
06. Infinite Sleep for the Hollow
07. The Algorhythmic Alignments
08. Yearn to Return [liquidation fails]
The third in a series of webisodes featuring behind-the-scenes footage from the studio can be seen below.
IN-QUEST recently re-released 2009's "Made Out Of Negative Matter" digitally on iTunes, Spotify, Deezer and others. A new version of "Stahlmacht" was added as bonustrack.
Swiss grindcore band MUMAKIL is preparing to expel an exceptionally punishing grindcore album of monstrous proportions with their recently completed third LP, "Flies Will Starve", nearing deployment late this spring.
Relapse will dispense "Flies Will Starve" on CD, LP and digitally on June 25 in North America, preceded by its release June 21 in Germany/Benelux/Finland and June 24 in the U.K. and abroad, in conjunction with new bursts of touring across Europe, Canada and beyond over the coming months.
01. Death From Below 02. Dawn Of Slugs 03. War Therapist 04. Fucktards Parade 05. Built Of Lies 06. Shit Reminders 07. Designed To Fail 08. Get Exorcised 09. Fresh Meat For The Grinder 10. Repudiate 11. Army Of Freaks 12. Hailing Regression
13. Cockroaches 14. Wrong Turn 15. Let The World Burn 16. Piss Off (Part 2) 17. Waste By Definition 18. Unfair For Whom? 19. Bring Them To Ruin 20. Begging For The Obvious 21. Redline 22. Blind Disciples 23. Betrayer 24. Behind The Mask