Last week, the Norwegian Thrash Metallers from CRITICAL SOLUTION announced the special appearances of Whitfield Crane (Ugly Kid Joe) and Andy La Rocque (King Diamond) on their upcoming album. This week, the band reveals the full details for this debut full-lenght.
CRITICAL SOLUTION's debut CD is titled "EVIL NEVER DIES" and the release date has been set for May 16, 2013.
This debut full-lenght is a concept album and tells the story of Wallace Green: Wallace and his company are sailing to Sad Hill, where he assasinates the king, with his own life to follow. After Wallace's death, he makes a deal with the devil to live again and becomes the Soulmaker. He does his evil agenda and spreads terror across the world ....
The band recorded again in ANDY LA ROCQUE's SONIC TRAIN STUDIOS in Varberg, Sweden. Mid 2011, the band worked already with Andy La Rocque, when he produced and mixed their EP "Evidence of Things Unseen". Also, this time, Andy La Rocque is responsible for the production, recording, mixing and mastering of this album.
Vocalist/Guitarist Christer Slettebø about the whole experience: "To release this album is absolutely amazing! One of many dreams is coming true for us. Also to be so honored to have both Whitfield Crane and Andy LaRocque on the album as guests, well its fuckin' rad! So it is great to finally get the album out and we hope people will like it!"
Italian death metal acts PULVIS ET UMBRA decided to part away from Rising Records /Plastichead due to working inability of the label itself and joined the roster of ABWESEND Records which will schedule an exclusive GSA release (Germany/Switzerland/Austria) on April 5 for band's debut album "Reaching The End" in cooperation with German promoter GORDEON MUSIC.
Spanish thrashers RANCOR have signed a deal with Xtreem Music for the immediate release of their sophomore album "Dark Future" which was recorded during the last months of 2012 by the band themselves under the production of their guitarist Vasco Durán being mixed and mastered at Rock Lab Studios by Dan Díez.
In March 2nd, the band released a mini CD entitled "Raining Bombs" containing an unreleased song from the same sessions as well as an album track ("Dark Future") plus two old re-recorded song. This EP is exclusively sold only through the band on their official website and live shows.
"Dark Future" contains 9 slabs of intense Thrash Metal in its purest form, blending aggressive riffing with a great sense of melody creating memorable songs dragging varied influences that might remind you to bands like MORTAL SIN, OVER KILL, SLAYER, old METALLICA, TESTAMENT, early ANNIHILATOR and the Bay Area sound. Album cover art has been made by comic artist Vito Sicilia, who did an awesome job which for sure is a plus for this brilliant album.
RANCOR is already working on upcoming shows to present "Dark Future", some of them supporting (again) UK's legend ONSLAUGHT.
Release date for "Dark Future" is scheduled for April 15th. You can visit the band's official website or their Facebook and listen to an advance song below.
Deathbound Records announced that Woccon's The Wither Fields EP will be available on March 26th! This is a very limited and numbered pressing [250 copies only] with an exclusive bonus track (Sea of Trees) only available on the CD Edition. The Wither Fields contains over 40 minutes of material with 3 previously unreleased tracks from one of the most promising bands in extreme metal. This limited edition is bound to become a collectors item and will only be available through Deathbound Records, Woccon [catch them on Facebook or on tour] and Profusion Le Metalstore [Montreal, Canada]. The album will also be available through digital outlets on March 26th!
01. Our Ashes (7:08)
02. Shattered Mirrors (6:42)
03. Lament (5:55)
04. A Failing Devotion (6:48)
01. Solitary Pressure [Bonus Track] (4:34)
02. Bereavement [Bonus Track] (5:10)
03. Sea of Trees [Bonus Track] (5:17)*
*Only available on the Physical Edition of The Wither Fields EP
Munich, Germany-based epic black metallers SYCRONOMICA will release their new mini-CD, "Neverest", on April 2 via Nocturnal Empire Productions.
02. Jukai - Das Meer aus Bäumen
03. Intro *
04. Durch das Geäst *
05. Fever Dreams *
06. Painful Grieving *
07. Neverest (video)
* Demo 1998
The "Neverest" video was filmed in April 2012 at the Ragnarök festival in Germany by Felix Opahle and Wolfgang Lanzenberger and it features additional original footage from Bavarian alps and the Himalayan mountains. The track was recorded in October 2011 at SOS Studios in Munich by Michael Zech (SECRETS OF THE MOON, ex-NEGURA BUNGET).
Dutch melodic death metal band Curse Of The Forgotten have signed Aural Music Group/Wormholedeath.
Wormholedeath will release their massive debut album titled "Building the palace" worldwide through Aural Music Group/Wormholedeath Japan. The album was produced, recorded, and mixed at Realsound Studio (Italy) by Wahoomi Corvi then mastered by Christian Donaldoson in Canada.
Release date is due during 2013, still to be scheduled. You can stream the album below.The whole band together stated :"We are honored and very fortunate to say that we have signed with the record label WormHoleDeath. It is great that they are just as enthusiastic as we are to make this a good partnership. Our new album Building the Palace is in good hands. Working with WormHoleDeath in Realsound studio proved that they really understand our music, that was very important for us. "
A&R "Worm" stated:"Curse of the forgotten are a very young and talented band from one of my favourite countries: Holland. Usually we don't sign bands formed by young guys here at Wormholedeath, and they know it, but in this case we had to make an exception since those guys are professional and serious. We have been working hard with them and Realsound to help to realize their ideas. The album came out just amazing and we are also happy with the visual concept of the band as well. From now on we will be working to convince the skeptical music business that Curse Of The Forgotten are true and not just another drop of water in the ocean. Yes, we will be building the palace slowly but relentlessy."
RESONANCE ROOM have just released their new album "Untouchable Failure" and My Kingdom Music offers it available for streaming from their Bandcamp page. The same album is available for purchase and digital download on the same page.
Exence has finally revealed the tracklist for their forthcoming new album Tabula Rasa. The album was mixed at the 16th Cellars Studios by Stefano Marbito. Tabula Rasa will be released to the stores coming May 2013 by Punihsment 18 Records.
Chilean Deathmetallers DEATH VOMIT have inked a deal with Xtreem Music for the release of their debut album which is actually being recorded for a summer release both on CD & vinyl format.
DEATH VOMIT was born in 2011 in the city of Curico (Chile) by Azazzel (guitar/ vocals) and Evil Escorzized (drums) influenced by ancient beasts with a grotesque, putrid and devastating sound in the vein of classic bands like Megaslaughter, Purtenance, Cancer, Merciless, Carbonized... recording their debut demo "Infestation" in 2012, released only on cassette format. Later on, bass player Tom "evil" Hill, who already played on the demo, joined the band as permanent member, followed by Sebastián Salce (guitar) as well, completing the line up and starting to create new tunes of the most violent and perverse Death/ Thrash for their debut album.
At the moment the band don't have any official website since they consider it doesn't fit on the band's philosophy and so far the only way to contact them is through Xtreem Music. You can listen to the entire "Infestation" demo 2012 below.
My Kingdom Music announced that the Norwegian Apocalyptic Black Metal force REVELATION'S HAMMER have been signed for the release of their self-titled debut album.
With their unique and impressive sound of dark, epic and powerful black metal, the album is expected to be considered as one of the "the next big things" within the Scandinavian Black Metal movement. With a modern, but yet old-school piece of art, REVELATION'S HAMMER is ready to claim their throne within the extreme music scene and will definitely hook you up with their intense way of performing the black arts. Epic song structures, devastating and hateful vocals, ultrafast tremolo riffing, hellish drums of another dimension and a apocalyptic atmosphere that really brings forward a true sense of doom.
The throat and strings is managed by the bands' mastermind ACCUSER while their heavy battery is performed by MYRVOLL from Norwegian NIDINGR. The album is mixed by Børge Finstad at infamous Toproom Studio (MAYHEM, BORKNAGAR) and mastered by legendary Peter In de Betou (WATAIN, DIMMU BORGIR, DARK FUNERAL). EXILIS from TROLL appears as a guest musician on some of the tracks.
The artwork is put together by Portuguese Ricardo Fernandes and is a truly amazing collage built upon a carefully chosen collection of (anti)religious paintings that reflects the band's conception. REVELATION'S HAMMER debut album is scheduled for release on June 3rd, 2013 through My Kingdom Music.
Grindcore masters Pig Destroyer have released a never before heard EP entitled Mass &Volume. This EP is dedicated to the memory of Pat Egan and to the loving family that he left behind. Artwork was created by Arik Roper. The EP is available for purchase at Bandcamp. This is the only format that this EP is available in and all proceeds of this recording will be donated to the college fund of Pat Egans daughter, Katie.The band spoke about Pat and the EP release:
Pat Egan was a friend and a keystone member of the Relapse family for many of the years we have been involved with it. He devoted his life to supporting underground music and he immeasurably helped develop the bands he worked with. His untimely passing on February 18 2013 shocked the many people that his life and work had touched.
This EP was written and recorded during the final day of the Phantom Limb sessions with unexpected extra studio time and resources.
Swedens legendary death metal masters The Crown have published the following statement regarding the recording process for the follow-up to the bands critically acclaimed album, Doomsday King(2010):
A lot of things are happening with The Crown at this very moment. We are in the middle of recording a true masterpiece. Marko is more or less done with his rhythm guitar work and Magnus has started with the bass stuff. He recorded a bass track for one song today before we all got together and filmed a small jingle for our Japanese friends. Only three months until we hit Japan for the very first time. We are extremely excited about this. Hopefully well see YOU there. Last but not least, we are very proud to announce our new lineup. Yes, we have a new member in the band. His name is Robin Sörqvist and he fits the band more than perfectly. You have probably heard him in the band IMPIOUS before. Hes got the lead guitar skills and the will to kick ass, just as the rest of us. Please embrace Robin with a big and loud HELL YEAHHHHH!!!!
New York death metal legends, Immolation have unveiled the artwork and track listing for their upcoming ninth full-length album Kingdom of Conspiracy. The cover imagery was brought to life by Pär Olofsson (Immortal, The Faceless, Abysmal Dawn).
The figures in the artwork have all been bound and chained and have their eyes and mouths sewn shut symbolically, showing the chilling of speech and the intentional blinding of the masses, explains guitarist Robert Vigna. They all make up the huge ominous structure behind them, which is symbolic of the growing security state as well as our failing structures today, and how they are slowly and methodically consuming and controlling us all. It has a very Orwellian feel to it, which is what we were going for since the album is very dark in a slightly different way.
In regards to Kingdom Of Conspiracys lyrical content he continues:
The album deals with the world today and the slow unraveling and breakdown of our societies and the systems and structures behind them. It speaks of the human side to all this and how we have all lost our way and have fed into these very systems that are slowly coming apart. This is the common thread running throughout the album and the cover paints a very dark picture of the future, where these systems have completely absorbed our world, and our freedoms and we have become a part of the very fabric of these structures that we have created. Each song is a symptom of this mass sickness that has brought the world to the point it is at now, and we paint a very bleak picture of this slow and gradual breakdown and the human failures that sped this process along. This is the Kingdom of Conspiracy.
The follow up to their 2010 release Majesty and Decay, will be released on May 14th in North America both digitally and physically via Nuclear Blast. The album was recorded at Sound Studios in Millbrook, NY with longtime producer Paul Orofino, and mixed-mastered by Zack Ohren (All Shall Perish, Decrepit Birth, Suffocation).
metal legends Hypocrisy
have just uploaded a short documentary about making-of the End Of Disclosure video clip, directed by Ville
Lipiainen (Nightwish and Amorphis fame), which recently took
place in Stockholm, Sweden. Watch the footage below: