On april 26 the long awaited second album from one of Swedens finest, Waning, The Human Condition was released via Antonym Records. The band is currently looking for gigs all over Europe and are happy to receive suggestions and/or offers firstname.lastname@example.org
Polish death metallers GORTAL will enter the studio on 16th June 2012 to begin recording their second album entitled Deamonolith for a autumn of 2012 release by Pagan Records. The new CD has to consist of completely 9 new death metal anthems. All tracks will be laid down at Studio Progresja with Paweł Janos Grabowski at the helm.
GORTAL invited Michael, the bassist of polish legend PANDEMONIUM to record all bass guitar tracks. The cover artwork will be created again by Michał Xaay Loranc, who has previously worked with bands such as Nile, Behemoth, Armagedon, Trauma and many more.
English Metal masters Def-Con-One, featuring former Venom and Mpire Of Evil drummer Antton Lant, have signed a deal with Scarlet Records for the release of their debut album Warface. With influences covering a wide range of musical styles, from modern Metal to old school Rock and Punk, Def-Con-One have been described by the organizers of Bloodstock Open Air Festival (where they played in 2011) as a bar fight between Machine Head, Slayer and Pantera. Def-Con-One is on a mission to spread their sound and infect the world with Warface. Songs such as the titletrack and Steeped In Pain, which offer up huge slabs of aggressive, groove laden riffs, beats and vocals that will be hard to beat. Songs like Blood, which has harmonies that infect the brain. Hook filled tracks such as My Halo and March Of The Dead. Every song from Def-Con-One is crushing! A solid year of gigs in 2011 increased their fan base and saw them play the length and breadth of the UK. The band has gone from strength to strength and is now ready to unleash themselves upon the world. Listen to the title track by clicking here.
Brand new album of Swedish NECROVATION, entitled Necrovation, will be releasedJune 26th in Europeand August 14th in the US on Agonia Records.
The successorto the debut offering Breed Deadness Blood from 2008 marks a swift improvement over the band's previous raw death metal style, with more classical and heavy metal influences but still with the classic death metal elements that have been the band's trademark since the beginning. The new album is strongly recommended for those who once liked Metallica, early Entombed, the idea of Morbid Angel or the rawness of Repugnant combined with the obscurity of Kaamos.
Necrovationhas beenmixed and produced by Gustav Burn along with the band members and mastered in Necromorbus Studios (Watain, Destroyer 666) in Stockholm, Sweden.
The release will be available as a standard, practical CD, limited 12 gatefold heavy vinyl with 8 pages booklet (first 100 copies of the vinyl on a heavy navy blue vinyl with white haze) and digital download.
Rock/Black/Doom Metal outfit from Italy, FORGOTTEN TOMB, have announced that their seventh to date album will be out this Autumn on Agonia Records. The album called "...And Don't Deliver Us From Evil" will consist of 7 brand new songs, that are currently being recorded at Elfo Studio (Piacenza, Italy). Finnish Finnvox Studios (Impaled Nazarene, Amorphis, Children Of Bodom, HIM) will take care of mastering. First fruits of bands work can be seen by clicking here.
Cult-status in their own country and regularly incrising international recognition, have granted FORGOTTEN TOMB the ability to release also an official DVD, scheduled for 2013. The disc will include 2 professionally filmed concerts along with bonus & backstage material, bootleg recordings, exclusive interviews and other extras. The first show will feature full performance at Kings Of Black Metal Festival 2012 (Alsfeld, Germany). The second movie will be shot during the upcoming live dates, including several European festivals (Rockcult, Hellfest, Extremefest, Under The Black Sun, Barther Open Air). So far confirmed dates:
11-05-2012 - Factoría de So, Mallorca (Balearic Islands, Spain)
12-05-2012 - Excalibur Metal, Madrid (Sp ain)
18-05-2012 - La Romandie, Lausanne (Switzerland)
03-06-2012 - RockCult Festival, Bari (Italy)
08-06-2012 - Revolver Club, San Dona Di Piave [VE] (Italy)
15-06-2012 - Hibou Centro Giovani, Chatillon [AO] (Italy)
17-06-2012 - Hellfest Open Air, Clisson (France)
22-06-2012 - Le Brin De Zinc, Chambery (France)
05-07-2012 - Extremefest Open Air, St. Pölten (Austria)
06-07-2012 - Extremefest Open Air, Hünxe (Germany)
07-07-2012 - Under The Black Sun Festival, Börnicke (Germany)
18-08-2012 - Barther Open Air, Barth (Germany)
Last but not least, there's a special album with FORGOTTEN TOMB's remixes in the making. More news to follow.
FORGOTTEN TOMB's last album, Under Saturn Retrograde, was out in 2011 on Agonia Records.
MISERATION have revealed the first new song entitled "Stepping Stone Agenda" taken from their upcoming third album "Tragedy Has Spoken". Click here to listen it.
Theory tells that tragedy is a form of drama based on human suffering that invokes in its audience an accompanying catharsis or pleasure in listening. MISERATIONs newest album "Tragedy Has Spoken" follows this path musically and lyrically.
The cover artwork for Tragedy Has Spoken has been created by well-reputed artist Pär Olofsson (Immortal, Abysmal Dawn, Immolation, The Faceless).
01. Stepping Stone Agenda
02. Children Of The Flames
03. Ghost Barrier
05. Hill Of The Poison Tre
06. Disaster Cage
07. On Wings Of Brimstone
08. White Light / Black Rain
09. Tomb Of Tephra
"Tragedy Has Spoken" is set to be released on the following dates and will be available on CD Digipak and Digital:
American blackened metal warriors WINDFAERER will unleash their new EP entitled Solar within the coming weeks. The self-released follow-up to the bands critically-acclaimed Tribus debut, was recorded with Bobby Torres at Frightbox Recording in Clifton, New Jersey and will include seven tracks of violent beauty laden with elements of black and melodic death metal while exuding a folkloric edge.
Comments guitarist/bassist/vocalist Michael Gonçalves of the record: Solar is a tribute to the intangible and to those things that make life seem so hopeless, yet beautiful. The title represents a unity of the celestial and infernal forces that govern mankind. Compared to Tribus, the lyrics have become more personal and abstract. Solar is WINDFAERER being a more confident entity.
'The Emptiness Within', new album from U.K. progressive black/death metallers DE PROFUNDIS, can be fully streamed for a week at the band's official Bandcamp page.
'The Emptiness Within' was released on May 7 in the U.K. and will be released on May 11 in the rest of Europe via Kolony Records. The CD was once again produced by Fernando Pereira Lopes (MISANTHROPE, ORAKLE) and DE PROFUNDIS and was mixed at the Studios Davout (AC/DC, THE ROLLING STONES, OZZY OSBOURNE) in Paris, France. The cover artwork was created by the renowned artist Costin Chioreanu (Twilight13media), who has previously worked with ULVER, DARKTHRONE and ABSU, to name a few.
01. From The Depths... (intro)
03. Silent Gods
04. This Wretched Plague
05. Twisted Landscapes
07. Dead Inside
08. Parallel Existence (instrumental)
09. Unbroken (A Morbid Embrace)
DE PROFUNDIS' second album, 'A Bleak Reflection', came out in February 2010 via Kolony Records.
Los Angeles Prog-Thrashers HeXeN have officially released a premiere new track entitled "Stream Of Unconsciousness", which comes off from the new album "Being And Nothingness". To listen to the new track, go to the Pulverised Records SoundCloud Page to stream the song in its entirety here.
The release dates for "Being And Nothingness" have been scheduled on 28th of May 2012 for Europe and 17th of July 2012 for North American territories.
The Italian Death Metal band Phobic has just signed a deal with Punishment 18 Records. The bands second studio album will be released in September. After the break-up in 2002, the band already reformed in summer 2003 with Harian being the only one left from the original line-up. Phobics music is strongly influenced by old Swedish and classical American Death Metal.
"Arousing Wombs In Nine Angels Pleroma", a brand new song from French black metallers MERRIMACK, can be streamed in the YouTube clip below. The track comes off the band's new album, "The Acausal Mass", which will be released on June 22 via AFM Records. The CD was once again produced by Tore Stjerna and Sverker Widgren at Necromorbus Studio (WATAIN, DESTRÖYER 666, OFERMOD, PORTRAIT, UNANIMATED, SETHERIAL) in Stockholm, Sweden.
Video footage from the studio can be seen below.
01. Vestals Of Descending Light
02. Arousing Wombs In Nine Angels Pleroma
03. Gospel Of The Void
04. Beati Estis Cum Maledixirint Vobis
06. Obstetrics Of Devourment
07. Worms In The Divine Intestine
08. Abortion Light
09. Liminal Matter Corruption
According to a press release, "The Acausal Mass" is "a milestone of orthodox and brilliant black metal, balancing malicious underground spirit and wickedly simmered maturity."Source: Blabbermouth.net
Austrian extreme metallers MASTIC SCUM have inked a deal withMassacre Records. The band is currently working on material for its fifth studio album for a fall release.
Commented MASTIC SCUM guitarist Harry Gandler: "We are proud to announce that we signed a worldwide deal with one of our favorite labels. We know Massacre Records since quite a long time and are happy to be a part of it now!"
Regarding the progress of the songwriting sessions for the forthcoming CD, the band recently said, "We are fucking excited about the new record which follows our last album, 'Dust', our strongest release to date! The new release will be for sure a progression from the songwriting and sound production points of view! Most of the songwriting is already done, but we still have work to do! The new material so far is fucking brutal, combining shredding rhythms, mosh grooves and grindcore blast attacks! We sure give 100% in the songwriting process and we cannot wait to enjoy with everyone the new overdose of brutal distorted structures! Be prepared!! As our goal is to enter the studio in summer, we are very focused on our work and will play just a few live shows this spring/summer. Nevertheless, we really look forward to grind with you at our upcoming shows!"
"Construcdead", the latest video from MASTIC SCUM, can be viewed below. The clip was filmed in Innsbruck, Austria and was produced and directed by Sulinor.
"Construcdead" comes off MASTIC SCUM's latest album, "Dust", which was released on November 13, 2009 via Twilight Distribution. 12 songs were recorded for the effort, which was mixed at Grindlab Studio and mastered by Jacob Hansen (HEAVEN SHALL BURN, ABORTED,HATESPHERE). Artwork for the CD was created by Killustrations (SIX FEET UNDER, KATAKLYSM, AMON AMARTH). Source: Blabbermouth.net
Swedish death metallers EVOCATION have issued the following update:
"It's with great sadness we have to announce the departure of bass player Martin Tore Toresson from Evocation. Tore has been a part of the band ever since the reunion in 2005 and has grown into become a brother with us. We have shared many great memories in the years we have played together but now it has come to an end. Tore has declared to the band that due to a lack of motivation he has decided to step down from his position as bass player in Evocation. The band respects his decision but we also know he will be greatly missed by both the band and the Evocation fans that have had the chance to see Tore perform live and meet him at shows. From the bands side we want to wish him the best of luck in his future endeavours."
Commented by Martin Tore Toresson: Due to a lack of motivation I have decided to quit Evocation. It feels like a big release, even if it was a very hard decision to take. My time in Evocation has given me a lot of great memories, many new friends and four fantastic brothers. But it got to a point when it was no fun anymore. I wish my brothers in Evocation the best of luck in the future and Im really looking forward to hearing the new album which I know is going to be a killer!
The band add: "As we are announcing the departure of Tore we would also like to announce that we are now starting the search of a new bass player for Evocation. We are looking for an experienced bass player with live experience and that has a stage presence. If you think you could fit as the future bass player for Evocation, then please send your application together with some lines about who you are, videoclips, photos etc. to: email@example.com."