French black metallers AOSOTH have premiered a track from their new full-length album entitled "IV:Arrow In Heart", coming out April 16th worldwide on Agonia Records.
The track "An Arrow In Heart" can be streamed below.The new album is a natural improvement over bands previews release, entitled "III", which already was "a major step forward for Aosoth in creating their own distinct sound" (Sputnik Music).
Commented by the band itself, "IV:Arrow In Heart" holds yet a bigger spiritual meaning: "We've spent such a huge amount of time on defining a darker identity, yet open to a wider range of influences. Those tracks still haunt us, as delivering them was a painful and excruciating experience, and left some of us even physically wounded... Which gives that album even more of a spiritual value, as it involved a form of sacrifice." The band also added: "This fourth full-length release is with out a doubt a great step forward for us in term of music writing, and sound."
At the time the new album will hit the shops, there will be available a re-release of AOSOTH's "Ashes of Angels" and "III" albums for the first time on black vinyl.
The album will consist of 6 original tracks and 56 minutes of music.
01. An Arrow in Heart
02. One With The Prince With A Thousand Enemies
03. Temple of Knowledge
04. Under The Nails and Fingertips
05. Broken Dialogue 1
05. Broken Dialogue 2
06. Ritual Marks of Penitence
Two tracks from AOSOTH's former album can be streamed at:
CA tech death metal machine Deeds of Flesh official worldwide street date for their upcoming 9th studio release "Portals to Canaan" will be June 25th on Unique Leader Records/Hammerheart Records.
The album will be released digitally, CD, LP gatefold(LP includes entirely different cover art as the CD) and limited edition garments and bundle packages.
The band continues with their conceptual focus as the previous highly successful slab of over the top musicianship "Of What's to Come" with a top notch finished production from Zach Ohren of Castle Ultimate studios.
The artwork for "Portals to Canaan" includes 2 highly detailed conceptual pieces from famed artist Raymond Swanland. To close the release the band recorded a cover track of Gorguts "Orphans of Sickness".
01. Amidst The Ruins
02. Entranced In Decades Of Psychedelic Sleep
03. Rise Of The Virvum Juggernaut
04. Celestial Serpents
05. Caelum Hirundines Terra/The Sky Swallows The Earth
07. Hollow Human Husks
08. Portals To Canaan
09. Orphans Of Sickness (Gorguts Cover)
An advanced track, "Rise Of The Virvum Juggernaut" can be heard below.
Sweedens death metal veterans Vomitory have decided to quit and officially break up. An official statement from Vomitory reads as follows:
After 24 years, eight albums and hundreds of live shows across 30 countries, we have finally come to the end of the road. We in the band Tobias, Urban, Erik and Peter have made the collective decision to end Vomitory by the end of 2013. It has been a blast on all accounts, but all good things come to to an end, and for Vomitory it is now. We will still play as many shows as possible during 2013, and we hope to see as many of you fans as possible there, so we can thank you for your true support during all these years!
Thrash metal band Ramming Speed from Boston, have signed to Prosthetic Records. Ramming Speeds full-length Prosthetic Records debut Doomed To Destroy, Destined To Die was recorded at GodCity Studios with Kurt Ballou(Converge, Kvelertak, Black Breath) and mastered at AudioSiege with Brad Boatwright(Sleep, High on Fire, Tragedy). The album is tentatively set for a late spring/early summer release.
Heaven Shall Burn has launched a new track entitled Land Of The Upright Ones from the upcoming album, Veto. But you have to solve a little puzzle before you hear the song and then you can download it. The song is chopped into 8 puzzle pieces that need to be put into the right sequence. So take a look at it: www.landoftheuprightones.com
After more than three years from 2009 album "Ritualistic Plague (Evangelical Death Apotheosis)" Polish death worshippers STRANDHOGG are back with brand new songs. This time it's 7 EP entitled Deadborn Spirit (Limbus Infantum) and consists of one, monstrous title track divided in two parts. The band still delivers cavernous and extremely violent in execution, death worshipping black metal in its heaviest form. It is absolutely shredding, it is powerful and sounds extremely Evil. Its grim as funeral bell, black as Grim Reaper cloak - simply an unrelenting Black Metal assault that every fan of the genre should look up. This release, available on gatefold black vinyl exclusively will hit the shops on March 19th on Pagan Records. Trailer is available below.
South American Black Metal horde Patria have recently unleashed a new album teaser for 'Nihil Est Monastica'. The trailer was created by Swedish producer Håkan Sjodin, who previously worked for Marduk on their latest official video for 'Souls For Belial'. The album is set to be released on 13th March 2013 via cult French label Drakkar Productions in Digipack, Vinyl and Cassette formats. Artwork for the album was undertaken by Costin Chioreanu who has worked with bands such as Darkthrone, Ulver, Aura Noir, etc.
01. Nihil Est Monastica
02. Conquering Death's Palace
03. Dark Cosmic Legend
05. Ravens Almighty
07. Sacro Vale Dos Encantos
08. Ascendant Of Darkness
09. Evoking The Ancient Spirits
10. Storm Before Eternity
11. The Silence Of The Thrones
12. Till Death
13. Black Vomit [Sarcófago Cover]
Mantus comments on the release as a definite step forward for Patria, adding that "'Nihil Est Monastica' is an album going through a bit fresh musical conception if compared to our previous releases. There's no walls at all concerning our creativity on this record. We just decided to do what we had to do, naturally, without any worries about labels or rules. Something that would pleasure our own ears as real Black Metal fans, you know. We're also mixing different influences and elements. It also has a little better production, but even still keeping that necro and lowfi characteristics of the early Black Metal sound. The cover art was signed by the great artist Costin Chioreanu (Darkthrone, Ulver, Aura Noir, Absu, etc.)"
Thrash/Groove Metal combo Toxovibora release the official teaser for "Primer Ataque", their debut album, which is receiving a great feedback from the metal press.Spanish release date is fixed for February the 18th of 2013 and European and worldwide release will be on March the 1st of 2013 through Code 7 and PHD.
A new song of Italian hardcorers STEP ON MEMORIES titled "BLUE SKIN", present on the new album "FURTHEST" due out March 9, is published on the YouTube's channel of Indelirium Records.The album was recorded at Raptor Recording Studio (Vicenza/ITA) by Jay Maas (guitarist for Defeater) and Matteo Tabacco (bassist for Dufresne), while was mixed and mastered by Jay Maas at Getaway Recording Studio (Boston /USA)
Vader will play in Belgrade/Serbia on the 21.04. in the club Gun on their Back To The Black Tour 2013. They will play the entire "Black To The Blind" and "Sothis" albums so it will be a night to remember. Together with them will be also Melechesh. Both bands already playes here so the audience will have a good time on the gig.
Aborted have premiered a brand new music video for the track 'Expurgation Euphoria'. Aborted went to Japan for a Japanese tour with System Divide, Devour The Martyr and Empire. You can check out the video below.
Swedish death act, Entrails have completed the recordings for their upcoming album 'Raging Death'. The drum recordings took place at the Racetrack studios while the basis recordings were done at Jimmy Lundqvists own The Crypt recording studios. The album was mixed and mastered by Dan Swanö at Unisound. 'Raging Death' will be released on 10th-13th May via Metal Blade Records in and in North America, the album will be available on May 14th.