The sympho black metallers RIUL DOAMNEI have released an official video to encompass their new digital EP, A Christmas Carol. Based on Charles Dickens' classic novel and featuring iconic singer CADAVERIA, the new Orchestral Metal Opera in eleven movements makes Christmas ghosts linger on indefinitely into the New Year.
Austrias Melodic Death Veterans THE MORPHEAN welcome the year 2013 with a real blast. "Crossroad" symbols a change in the eight years of band history with many heights but also depths. The single comes along with a video made by Stefan Lenz (Godhatecode, Zombie Inc, Mosfet) and a remix version. From now on The Morphean start the record mode for the upcoming album.
California's Tech Death Metal giants Deeds of Flesh have released an advanced track entitled: "Rise of the Virvum Juggernaut" - off their upcoming 2013 release: "Portals to Canaan".
Founding member Erik Lindmark states: "We are very excited to get this release out there among the masses. The album combines new and old elements of the band and we think the fans will really enjoy it. Zack from Castle Ultimate has done a great job in putting the final touches to the production and "Portals to Canaan" is most definitely our best production to date. The new members, Craig Peters (lead guitar) & Ivan Munguia (bass) fit the band perfectly & really did a great job on the release. All in all we are extremely pleased with the final product and believe the fans will be stoked."
Check out "Rise of the Virvum Juggernaut" on Unique Leader's YouTube channel.
Slovak pagan/thrash metal band PRAROD recently finished work on their debut album, that will be called Kruh Zivota (Circle of Life).
This record is follow-up to their first demo Ozvena Vekov (Echo of Ages), which was recorded in 2010 and released in 2012 by Atramentum Productions.
Album will contain 7 fast-paced heavy songs with length little over 30 minutes. All lyrics are written and sung in Slovak language.
While communication with labels is still in progress, band decided to put online two songs. The first one is called Prichod jari (Coming of Spring) and the second one is called Kruh Zivota (Circle of Life). Both songs can be heard on bands Myspace profile. Song Kruh Zivota was also put on youtube.
Plunge Into Oblivion, the 1994 debut album from the Swedish Old School Death Metal band Vermin will be rereleased by Punishment 18 Records on the 25th of February 2013. The album, which was originally released by Chaos Records/House of Kicks, was produced by Fred Estby (Dismember) and recorded at the legendary Sunlight Studios (by Tomas Skogsberg) where numerous seminal Swedish Death Metal bands such as Treblinka, Tiamat, Katatonia, Entombed and Dismember still record their albums. The Swedish Death Metal band Vermin which started in the 90s is amongst the pioneers of Swedish Death Metal such as Dismember, Nihilist, Grave, Entombed, Unleashed and many more.
Napalm Records has set a February 5, 2013 North American release date for "Solarflesh", the new album from Polish extreme metallers HATE. Album was recorded at Sound Division Studio in Warsaw with Filip "Heinrich" Halucha (VESANIA, DECAPITATED) and Arek "Malta" Malczewski (BEHEMOTH's sound guy). The CD was mixed at Hertz Studio in Bialystok, Poland with producers Slawek and Wojtek Wieslawski (DECAPITATED, VADER).
01. Watchful Eye Of Doom
02. Eternal Might
03. Alchemy Of Blood
04. Timeless Kingdom
05. Festival Of Slaves
06. Sadness Will Last Forever
08. Endless Purity
10. Hatehammer (limited-edition bonus track)
11. Venom (limited-edition bonus track)
12. Fall Of All Icons (limited-edition bonus track)
The official lyric video for "As Grace Descends", a brand new song from New York death metal veterans SUFFOCATION, can be seen below. The track comes off the band's new album, "Pinnacle Of Bedlam", which will be released on February 15, 2013 via Nuclear Blast Records.
Swedish death metallers HYPOCRISY are putting the finishing touches on their new album, "End Of Disclosure", for a late March release via Nuclear Blast Records.
Commented HYPOCRISY leader Peter Tägtgren: "We're still in the studio working hard to finalize the album. Horgh just layed down the drums, and let me tell you, it sounds awesome!!! Thundering and brutal!
"We can't wait to put out the new tracks and play them live! Hope to meet you all soon on road and wish you guys a great X-mas and happy new year!"
Swedish viking/black metallers THYRFING have completed work on their new album, "De Ödeslösa" at Fascination Street studios in Örebro, Sweden with producer Jens Bogren (OPETH, PARADISE LOST, WITCHCRAFT). The band's first CD since 2008's critically acclaimed "Hels Vite" will be released in the spring via NoiseArt Records.
Pulverised Records announced the signing of Swedish Grind-guerillas EXHALE.
With the group formed in 2004, EXHALE have already proven themselves to be a devastating force since their inception, bombarding the Grindcore community with two full-length albums "Prototype" in 2006 and "Blind" in 2010. Two years later into the band's last effort, EXHALE sharpened their Grind-weapons and returns even more powerful than before!
With a brand new full-length entitled "When Worlds Collide", this album sees EXHALE taking on a much more dynamic approach while still maintaining an extremely strict diet of sick and demented modern Grind-sanity.
"When Worlds Collide" will be scheduled for a 2013 release, with more announcements and further album details to be unleashed soon.
In an official press statement by the band: "Were really proud to announce that we have inked a deal with Pulverised Records. The label has released some really good albums during the years (Bombs Of Hades, Desultory, Morbus Chron just to name a few), so it feels great to be among them.When Worlds Collide contains 14 tracks of Grinding Death Metal. You will recognize the sound of EXHALE but there are also a few surprises for you! Cant wait to release this monster! See you on the road in 2013!"
Pulverised Records A&R Manager Calvin further commented: "Throughout the years of our search for the signing the 'right' bands, there were of course many bands that we felt were a great addition to our roster. Then came along EXHALE's four-song promo by way of email one day, and those four tracks became an instant hit with us! There are some real serious chops and unbelievably stalwart songwriting amongst all that chaos; it is almost unreal. We are extremely proud to have EXHALE join the Pulverised family, and we cannot wait to present "When Worlds Collide" on a worldwide domination crusade. Onward to Grind-gotha we shall!"
EXHALE recently filmed a music video for 'Wrath Unleashed', the track-opener taken off from the new album "When Worlds Collide". The music video was filmed and directed by acclaimed Swedish videographer Daniel Falk from FramedNoise.com. Check out the music video for 'Wrath Unleashed' below.
The very long awaited return 2nd album of Swedish Death Metal pioneers SORCERY is completed and ready to come out in January 15th, 2013.
According to press release; the final result of "Arrival at Six" has turned out better than anyone could have expected and is definitely a great comeback for this legendary band that started in '85 and delivered a bunch of good demos & EP as well as a classic album in late 80's and early 90's. Mixed by Tomas Skogsberg at Sunlight Studios, "Arrival at Six" contains 9 slabs of true and pure Swedish Death Metal.
01. We Who Walk Among the Dead
02. Created From Darkness and Rage
03. Master of the Chains
04. United Satanic Alliance
05. Arrival at Six
07. Maculated Life
08. Beyond the Wall
09. Reborn Through Hate
Cover artwork has been made by renowned artist Daniel Devilish and the album will come out both on CD (Jan 15th) & 12"LP (Feb 1st).
In the meantime you can listen to an exclusive advance song by clicking here.