Punishment 18 Records has announced the signing of Azrath-11, the italian blackened metal band featuring former members of Morning Dew, Eterna Scomunica, Lost Soul, Naer Mataron, Handful of Hate, Infernal Angels, Karnak, Black Raven. The group's second full-length, "Ov Tentacles and Spirals", will be released in March 2013.
The Italian Thrash Metal Band Ultra Violence have just begun with their work in the studio on their new full length album Privilege To Overcome. The album is expected to be released in early 2013 by Punishment 18 Records. Privilege To Overcome will also be released in vinyl by Nightofthevinyldead.com.
Russian/Ukrainian collaboration Lycanthropy has announced future plans for two releases. First one is a brand new album "Hannibal ante portas". It was recorded and mixed during June/July 2012. Full-length contains eight tracks - eight unmerciful manifests of pain and suffering. With this progressive black/death metal record band signed with the U.S. based Unmerciful Death Productions. CD release is scheduled on December. As for the second release it is going to be "Mighty and Despair "MCD. Gunner has made the following statement about this stuff:
"This particular material came out of nowhere. It wasn't even planned to be recorded. No preparation, it was just Furious idea - "let's do something interesting"! Voxum was done a little bit latter, while guitars were recorded at once. As a result we do have these sick and experimental songs ". MCD will be released on the German based K.S. Versand.
French black metal band AOSOTH is currently working on the follow-up to their 2011 release III. The as of yet untitled album is tentatively slated for a March/April 2013 release and will firmly consist of 7 new tracks and 55 minutes of music. Band's guitarist, BST, has issued the following statement with regards to the announcement:
"We have entered the infamous Bst Studios once again to work on our fourth album and we are confident that this will be our most elaborate, twisted, and sick release so far. Those who did not like the direction we took with the previous record, probably will hate this one even more. We're on the second day of tracking guitars now, and things are going smoothly, so to speak."
Track 5 from AOSOTH's previous album entitled III has been premiered by Chicago Reader earlier this year and can be heard by clicking here.
After a phenomenal demo tape, SKELETAL REMAINS from California (USA) release their first full length album. "BEYOND THE FLESH" is classic Death Metal from the rotten crypt and awakes the spirit of late 80s/ early 90s Morrisound stuff. If you like the early hymns of Gorguts, Pestilence, Death or Morgoth surely you'll freak out with Skeletal Remains !
The LP version contains a special bonus track, a coverversion of Gorguts "Disincarnated"!"
- 140 gram vinyl in glossy gatefold cover
- limited to:
50 copies in yellow vinyl + embroidered patch + poster + sticker :SOLD OUT
Blast Head Records announced the signing of Birmingham, Alabama's NEBULOUS for the release of the technical death metallers debut album 'The Quantum Transcendence of Death' for a later to be announced date.
"From the moment I heard Nebulous I was absolutely floored, the songs have this amazing energy, which I think people will really gravitate to. They are a band that has a solid vision of what they are after, and this type of work ethic always pays off! I am very ecstatic to be working with them and looking forward to the release of' 'The Quantum Transcendence of Death'!" comments Paul Shaw, owner of Blast Head Records.
The band recorded half of the album during the summer of 2011, but in October they suffered a major loss with the death of their drummer Justin Beasley. The band has forged ahead in Justin's memory and has just recently finalized the remaining tracks. The album was recorded, mixed and mastered by Joseph McQueen (As I Lay Dying) of Echelon Studios.
The album artwork captures the vision of the band and was completed by George Prasinis who has done album covers for such notable bands as Kataplexia, Mass Infection and Spawn of Possession.
Click Here to check out 2 tracks from 'The Quantum Transcendence of Death'.
Belgian melodic black metallers SAILLE will release their new album, "Ritu", on January 18, 2013 via Code666 Records. The follow-up to 2011's "Irreversible Decay" was produced and mixed by Reinier Schenk (GORATH, FLESHMOULD) and mastered by Tom Kvålsvoll (1349, DIMMU BORGIR, KEEP OF KALESSIN). Cover art comes courtesy of Polish digital landscape artist Michal Karcz.
Dutch old-school death/thrash metallers WEAPONS TO HUNT, who released three albums under the name INFINITED HATE, last year transformed into WEAPONS TO HUNT. The group, featuring mainman Adrie Kloosterwaard (SINISTER) on vocals, Ron van de Polder (original and founding member of SINISTER) on guitar, Paul Beltman (ex-SINISTER, ex-SUPREME PAIN) on drums and Bastiaan Brusssaar (SINISTER, FONDLECORPSE) on lead guitar, will release its debut CD, "Blessed In Sin", on November 26 via Vic Records. The bass tracks on the effort were laid down by Erwin Harreman (ex-SINISTER, SUPREME PAIN).
According to a press release, WEAPONS TO HUNT "bring an intense death/thrash metal style on this new album that brings you back to the good old days of SOLSTICE, DEMOLITION HAMMER and, of course, SINISTER's mighty debut album, 'Cross The Styx' (needless to say, both debut albums are written by riff master Ron van de Polder!)."
West Coast death gore hooligans, EXHUMED, recently completed recording the follow-up to 2011s All Guts, No Glory full-length. The as-yet-untitled long player was recorded at Arcane Digital Recording in Chandler, Arizona with Ryan Butler (Misery Index, Landmine Marathon, Phobia). All drums were tracked at Trench Studios in Corona, California with John Haddad (Hirax, Abysmal Dawn, Intronaut). The unholy offering will be unleashed by Relapse Records sometime next year.
Spanish technical Death metallers UNREAL OVERFLOWS have just finished working on their sophomore album entitled "False Welfare". Entirely recorded, produced, mixed & mastered at their very own Zoilo Unreal Studios.
Taking off where their debut album "Architecture of Incomprehension" left and despite two significative line-up changes, "False Welfare" displays an excellent brand of progressive & technical Death Metal taking as basis the latest DEATH album and some of GOJIRA's innovative ideas to create a masterful album full of killer melodies and memorable riffs.
"False Welfare" is scheduled for an immediate release during mid November and you can already watch the album cover on high quality as well as listening to an advance track and an official teaser below.
Aussie death metallers BEYOND MORTAL DREAMS have just released its new CD-EP entitled "Dreaming Death". The new material is a successor to 2008 debut album "From Hell" and consists of 4 tracks including cover of Beherit's Beast of Damnation which continue to intensify and further pursue band's vision of dark, brutal death metal sonority.
The main driving force behind BEYOND MORTAL DREAMS, Doomsayer, comments:
Dreaming Death is a result of our continuing desire to create solid, powerful, dark, and atmospheric style of death metal music. Like a beast manifested through sonic destruction!
We felt we had achieved this on a certain level with From Hell but of course, one can always look for ways to expand on previous efforts. With Dreaming Death, we incorporated lower tunings to help provide a much more guttural and crushing feel to the material, as well as a slightly more melodic touch without detracting from the overall brutality of the music. The material currently underway for the next album will also expand on this idea, creating a blend of savage, dark, and atmospheric moods. At this stage, BMD will continue to function as a studio band, but will never rule out the possibility of securing a live lineup in the future.
New tracks Feast Of Carrion and The Filth Of Their God as well as the complete "From Hell" album are now streaming at this location: beyondmortaldreams.bandcamp.com
"Dreaming Death" EP was originally released in Spring/Summer 2012 in a limited print run of 100 CD-R copies. The new press is completely pro-done and can be obtained through the band at following addresses:
Pittsburgh technical death metal insurgents, KAMIKABE, recently unearthed their latest full-length, Aberration Of Man, via Unique Leader Records. The ferociously epic, 10-track long player was recorded and produced by Brette Ciamarra at Studio 344, features guest vocals and lyrics by The Faceless Geoff Ficco on the track, "Only the Dead Rest," and boasts 33 minutes of mercilessly complex, asphyxiating brutality. A reference to the inevitable demise of mankind, Aberration Of Man is the confrontational sounds of societal ruination. Notes MetalSucks of the underrated gem: KAMIKABE play some of the rippingest, most ferocious death metal Ive heard in some time. Id guess that these guys would cite Spawn of Possession and Nalpalm Death as big influences, a dandy combination for fans of fast death metal.