Swedish melodic death metallers Deals Death made a public announcement that after three years together they will be parting ways with bass player Fredrik Ljung.
The band comments, "There are times when everything is great, there are times when everything is bad. And there are times when different paths are chosen and you simply drift apart. Things like these are never easily decided and we thank our friend and bandmate for three awesome years and wish you a brilliant future."
Fredrik made the following statement in response, "Dear friends and fans! As you now know, I have left the band. We saw it as the only way to go and I want to thank everyone who has gotten me and Deals Death to the point where we are at today. There are many reasons for my goodbye but I personally feel that Im not on the same wavelength as the present band. And when you play in a band such as Deals Death you have to be able to give it your all! My last contribution with Deals Death is recorded and will be heard on the new album and I'm sure you´ll like it. I will continue with my other projects and have no intention to quit making music what so ever. I would also like to thank Deals Death for this wonderful time and great memories!"
Earlier this year Deals Death completed recording of their third full length album at Studio Abyss, Sweden which is slated for a release later this year via Spinefarm Records. Full details are yet to be announced. The new record follows the highly acclaimed 'Elite' record which was released in 2012 also via Spinefarm Records.
Australian Death Metal band ALTARS, is currently finalizing the mastering and layout for their debut album, Paramnesia, to be released on 12" vinyl LP through Blood Harvest Records and CD via Nuclear Winter.
Denver death metal band ENEMY REIGN announced the release of Tormented To Oblivion LP next month! The nine track slab of wax will feature remixed and remastered tracks from the bands ravaging (and unreleased) Diametrically Opposed EP featuring original throat Sherwood Webber (ex-Skinless) as well as remixed and remastered choice cuts from their critically-lauded, Between Hell and Oblivion full-length. Preorders of the Tormented To Oblivion vinyl edition are currently available for via the bands official website and will be officially released on May 15th. The release will also be made available digitally via iTunes, Amazon etc. and includes a total of 15 songs 11 remixed tune from Between Hell And Oblivion and four Webber tracks.
Leading up to DARK TRANQUILLITY's much-anticipated 10th studio album "Construct", the band is now debuting the first track "For Broken Words".
"Construct" will be released on May 27th in Europe and on May 28th in North America via Century Media. The new track can be heard below.
DARK TRANQUILLITY has this to say about "For Broken Words": "This is one of the heaviest and most brooding tracks from "Construct", so it's a good candidate for the online premiere song position. More music from the album will be presented shortly."
Melodic death metal band AMON AMARTH unveiled the details of their ninth studio album. Titled Deceiver of the Gods, the epic offering was recorded at Backstage Studios in Derbyshire, UK, and produced, mixed and mastered by Andy Sneap (Opeth, Megadeth, Exodus, Arch Enemy, Killswitch Engage). The cover art was, once again, completed by Tom Thiel, and depicts a mythical battle between the Norse Gods Loki & Thor. Fans will also recognize a special appearance on this album with Messiah Marcolin (Candlemass) providing guest vocals for eighth song, Hel.Deceiver of the Gods will be released in North America via Metal Blade Records June 25th, in Europe June 21st/24th and Japan on June 26th.
Comments vocalist Johan Hegg: We feel very excited about this new album, and personally I feel that Deceiver of the Gods is the strongest album we've ever done. By far! I'm confident that all our fans will enjoy this punch-in-the-face-of-a-record!"
Opening title track and first single, Deceiver of the Gods is currently streaming at the bands official Metal Blade page, where youll also find special pre-order info.
After numerous demos, the debut album of the Hungarian gore/grind pack known as Limb for a Limb is out. Entitled "Abberation Complete", the disc contains 19 skullcracking, brain-boiling and ultra brutal gore/death/grind putrefactions, complete with a kick-ass cover of Marduks Panzer Division Marduk. The familiar growls are spewed forth by Sándor Hajnali from Gutted. Intensity, neckbreaking rythms and furious blastbeats for over 30 minutes.
Dismail Faith debut album "Morph" will be out on May, 13th for Nadir Music. Recorded at Nadir Music Studios by metal-guru Tommy Talamanca (Sadists Mastermind).
The upcoming full-lengh has been crafted to fully reproduce the "sonic wall of aggression" that the band unleash on the crowd during their live shows, making them in a short span of time, one of the most interesting acts of the whole underground scene.
Dismail Faith have succeeded in melting the most disparate influences like Death, Black, Thrash, Nu, HC, Groove and Metalcore.
The work features nine killer songs: prepare your ears to sharp guitars, war-sounding drums and merciless vocals. To be noticed the apperance of Cafa (from Kiju) in two songs, result of a long time artistic partnership between the two bands consolidated during the "Steel & Marble tour".
Promotion and press office will be entrusted to Nadir Promotion. More news are coming soon!
Hypnotic Dirge Records announced the release of a free digital download split album between three atmospheric black metal bands from Russia - Depicting Abysm, Windbruch, and Gmork. The album is entitled "Silentium!" and features three brand new tracks from each of the bands!
"Silentium!" is now available for free streaming and download from the Hypnotic Dirge bandcamp page, youtube channel, and HDR Downloads' section! Since this is a free digital release, we are also encouraging reuploads on metal blog sites, and 'zines to help spread the word on these bands.
"Silence it is a pause between two emotional strikes, but even there a scream can take place." In this case, the choice of the song order is not accidental:
The album cover artwork for Swedish Grind-guerillas EXHALE's third full-length effort "When Worlds Collide" is now complete and the band has chosen the emphatic Dutch illustrator Dennis Sibeijn (Slayer, Exodus, Aborted, Job For A Cowboy, etc) to put their visual aspect of "When Worlds Collide" into the most twisted and modernistic form possible.
01. Wrath Unleashed
05. Barriers Of Blood
06. Monuments Of The Dead
07. Concealed Within
08. Till Slakt
09. Glorify The Dumb
11. In This Valley
14. Left Inside
"When Worlds Collide" was recorded, mixed and mastered at Hoborec Studios (Inevitable End, We Are The Damned, etc) with Ulf Blomberg at the production desk.