Bassist Slawomir "Mortifer" Archangielskij of Polish extreme metallers HATE died in his sleep on April 6 after suffering from a cardiac arrhythmia. The 27-year-old suffered from an irregular heartbeat and died of natural causes, according to a posting on the band's Facebook page. The group added: "It is also known that Slawek suffered from asthma and had problems with breathing whilst asleep (obstructive sleep apnea)."
In a new posting on HATE's Facebook page, the band says: "We would like you to know that we have decided to continue with the band and keep on doing our job as always. There is still a big hole in our hearts, but we do not want to focus on mourning over the tragedy. Instead, we decide to focus on the band and keeping it alive as well as all the ideas we shared with Mortifer. We treat what we do as a mission and we cannot see the end of it. On some shows to come, we will be accompanied by Mortifer's wife Alexandra on bass guitar. She has been in the business for some time and been involved in a few Russian bands before. As an experienced musician, she will undoubtedly manage on the stage with us. On other shows, we will be joined by Piotr Kolakowski (NEYRA), a talented musician who had previously been on stage with us as a session musician. The festivals below have been confirmed, but there are more to come soon."
Legendary spanish Brutal Christophobic Death Metallers CHRIST DENIED, who got reactivated in late 2011, have been hard working on their long awaited sophomore album after their acclaimed debut in 1996 "...Got What He Deserved" and various split CD's and their collection CD "Drink... Drink the Blood!" from 2004. This work has resulted in 8 new songs plus a cover song of IMPRECATION which will be featured on the new album that will be entitled "Cancer Eradication", that continues where the band left, combining all elements of their different recordings and for sure will not dissapoint any of their fans.
Recordings are almost finished and the album is expected to be released during the first days of June, right before the very first shows of the band in its history. Yes, CHRIST DENIED will perform live, something unthinkable until Roger Infected joined the band replacing David Nigger.
As soon as the recording, mixing & mastering process of the new album are finished, the band will post one advance song on their official Facebook as well, so keep an aye open for it!! The war against christian hypocrisy is fiercer than ever and CHRIST DENIED are already embarked on their second crusade to eradicate the worst cancer of humanity!!
The Death Doomer LAPSUS DEI have returned after a long silence of three years since their last album released this time under the Chilean label AUSTRALIS RECORDS.
"SADNESS REFLECTIONS" the title of this new album of 13 tracks in which it demonstrates a more mature and developed sound, dominated by rhythmic and harmonic sounds in conjunction with violent and heartbreaking breaks, all topped by growls and wrenching vocals.
"We are looking for an own sound and at the same time, our old and new fans can identify it as our style", says its leader and founder Rodrigo Poblete, "we wanted to make a conceptual album, but didn't sound boring or pretentious, and honestly I can say that it achieved to identify what we really wanted".
"SADNESS REFLECTIONS" is not a taken lightly album or appeared out from nowhere, in addition to the participation of five current members of the band, it is included the support of VIKA YERINOYEV (Pianos), ALEJANDRA LAVISSE (Violins and Violas) and FERNANDA AURISTONDO(vocals) for this recording. The actual line-up is JULIO LEIVA (Grunts and Vocals), RODRIGO POBLETE (Guitars), JORGE ALQUINTA (guitars), JUAN JOSE ULLOA (bass) and GABRIEL CARREÑO (drums)
Another aspect is the main art for which was elected the Czech master of visual arts VLADIMIR CHEBAKOV.
Swedish black metal outfit PEST revealed details of their forthcoming album out on Agonia Records. Band's fourth full-length entitled "The Crowning Horror" will hit the shops on the 18th of June in Europe and 9th of July in North America.
The album is preceded by a 7" EP titled "Black Oath c/w Morbid Revelations" released on April 16 worldwide. The limited version of the EP (bone white vinyl) is already sold out.
"The Crowning Horror" is PEST's first in 5 years time, highly anticipated album. It was mixed by Fred Estby (Dismemebr/Carnage/Necronaut) at Gutterview Recorders and mastered by Andy Jackson (Pink Floyd's engineer, Grammy nominee) at Tube Mastering, UK. The release will be available on a noble 8 panel digipack CD, digitally and on vinyl (first 100 copies on a solid, purple wax vinyl).
The band is recommended for fans of Bathory, Hellhammer, Celtic Frost, Nifelheim or older Deströyer 666 and similar.
PEST commented: "After years of silence a new wave of black death will finally strike the world. The plague is upon us. Bring the darkness!"
Irish extreme metallers CHOSEN have posted a live in studio video of them performing their track 'Instinct' from their debut album 'Resolution' released last month and now available for FREE download via their official website. The album has received over 12,500 downloads since its release on March 30th.Produced by Alwyn Walker, 'Resolution' is a reflection of sheer perseverance and innovation, brimming with top-notch musicianship, well-crafted arrangements and inventive hooks. Merged with a rich audio production value, void of the sterile, homogeneous and plastic instrumentation factor, which currently dominates the commercial metal market, this debut album from one of Irelands noteworthy metal bands is a truly refreshing piece of work.
'Resolution' is also available in two special edition CD formats:
The Deluxe Special Edition is a double CD that features a 9-track bonus disc of unreleased songs, rough mixes, drum and bass tracks taken from their album sessions along with a detailed album booklet.
The Collectors Edition is a spawn of the Deluxe Special Edition that includes a beautiful 60-page, full colour soft cover booklet, extensive liner notes, lyrical themes and illustrations for each song, rare photos, studio diaries and more, all exhibited within an exquisite tapestry of expanded album artwork courtesy of Fiaz Farrelly making it a must have item for those who want something a little more tangible to add to their music collection.
Death Thrash metallers MORTAL FORM present the video for the song 'At Fever Pitch', the first track revelead from their new masterpiece "The Reckoning".Also you can download the song 'At Fever Pitch' on My Kingdom Music Soundcloud page.
Four years after the great success of "Taste Of Blood", MORTAL FORM are ready to come back with our new album titled "The Reckoning".
The album out on May 13th, 2013 on My Kingdom Music has been produced by Jörg Uken at Soundlodge Studio already at work with Sinister, Obscenity, God Dethroned, Fearer and it's a honest, original and well produced hellish Thrash Death Metal attack inspired by bands as Death, Arch Enemy, Kreator, In Flames and Iron Maiden.
From the darkest depths of 90's arrives one of the icon bands of Chilean Thrash Metal. DARKNESS, a foundation of old school with more than a hundred shows within the Chilean metalhead scene. After a long time and with AUSTRALIS RECORDS, the raw band of Thrash with Death Metal influences is back in order to release its official production for the first time, and is nothing less than his remembered debut demo "DEMO I" recorded in 90's that added to its modern-sounding EP 2012 shapes one of the most awaited albums of recent times. In more than 40 minutes, SUIVAN KONG (Guitar and Vocals), FRANCISCO CAUTIN (Bass), SEBASTIASN ORMEÑO (Guitar) y MARTIN VALENZUELA (Drums session) give new life to death and its scythe that in the 90's hit the metal scene of a troubled and metal thirsty country!
Swedish Deathgrind behemoths QUEST OF AIDANCE have announced their debut full-length album as "Misanthropic Propaganda". Belching out fourteen tracks of exceptional grinding, where both lyrics and artwork are based on the classic 80's sci-fi TV-series "V"; the group's first full-length effort is a major evolution prior to their previous two EPs.
The album cover artwork for "Misanthropic Propaganda" features the anomalous yet breathtaking trademark of Pär Olofsson (Immolation, Malevolent Creation, Coldworker, etc).
01. A New Storm Rising (Instrumental)
02. Seething Voids
03. Deadly Viral Strain
04. To No Avail
05. Section 34
08. Sothis Allegro (Instrumental)
09. Red Dust
11. Sirian Breed
12. Like Shadowing Suns
13. The 5th Column
14. Doom Reactor
QUEST OF AIDANCE have recently completed work on the music video for 'Anyx', a brand new track taken off from the new album "Misanthropic Propaganda". Watch the 'Anyx' music video below.
Extreme electro/industrial metallers ABORYM have revealed the first track from the second CD of the upcoming "Dirty" double album. While the first CD will feature completely new material, the second CD will include two completely re-arranged and re-recorded tracks from previous albums, covers of tracks by Iron Maiden, Pink Floyd and Nine Inch Nails, as well as a previously unreleased track. "Dirty" (cover below), the brand new double album which will be available in jewel case, double digipack and gatefold double LP formats, is set for release on Agonia Records on the 28th of May in Europe and the 11th of June in North America.
Iron Maiden's heavy metal classic "Hallowed Be Thy Name" by legendarny industrial troops ABORYM, can be streamed below.The band has also unveiled the second video teaser for"Dirty".
The new Space Mirrors album "The Other Gods", the second in the "Cosmic Horror" series, is recorded and being mixed now at KZI Studio by Alisa Coral.
The current main recording line-up is: Alisa Coral (keyboards, mixing), Martyr Lucifer (Hortus Animae) on vocals, Claudio Tirincanti (Blaze Bayley) on drums, Gabriel Monticello (Spaceseed) on bass/contrabass and Sparky Simmons (Acid FM) on guitars plus other notable guest musicians including Bless (Hortus Animae), Cyndee Lee Rule (Spaceseed), Dr. James Hodkinson (Shadowlight, Pre-Med), Amon 418 (Hate Profile). Artwork by Kevin Sommers.
It will be released later this year via Transubstans Records.
"Decaying Death" EP by Italian death metallers The Beyond is now available! The EP was recorded at Cremisi Studio in Cadine (Trento), Italy, with producer Francesco Nardelli and contains four tracks of blasting old school death metal. The titletrack is available for streaming in the player below. "Decaying Death" is on sale for only 5 euros and it can be bought contacting the band at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dutch death metal band PROSTITUTE DISFIGUREMENT joined Willowtip Records stable of sonic chaos for the release of their upcoming new studio offering. Lovingly titled From Crotch To Crown, the long-awaited follow-up to 2008s deviant Descendants Of Depravity full-length promises to deliver the bands sickest, most violently aggressive and brutal material to date!
Comments team PROSTITUTE DISFIGUREMENT in a collective statement: We're stoked to have joined the Willowtip family because of their reputation in working with some of the purest and unique bands out there and we look forward to sickening this world together. So far, the cooperation between us is great and we look forward to working with them. From Crotch To Crown is a mix of old-school mayhem and modern, bonecrushing, technical riffing with horrifying vocals spewed from the minds of the most sick and evil beings in history!
The Danish based death metal band, Ferocity, has released the first single and music video from the new album entitled The Sovereign. The music video for the song ...And the Rest is Silence was filmed at Aalborg Metal Festival 2012 by Emil Vinther Sørensen of Emil Vinther Photography.Ferocity has recently signed a record deal with Deepsend Records. The musical style is brutal and uncompromising, yet with a melodic touch that has been Ferocity's trademark for years. With Nikolaj Kjærgaard on the drums as the newest addition to the band, Ferocity are now focusing a lot more on grind and blast beats than when they first started out. Where other bands go from brutal to more mainstream, Ferocity is doing the opposite! With inspiration from both N.Y. death metal, swedish and polish death metal bands, Ferocity are creating a style of their own...
The new album, "The Sovereign", will be released through Deepsend Records in May/June 2013
Ferocity's drummer Nikolaj Kjærgaard has made the following statement about the music video and the single And the Rest is Silence: "...And the Rest is Silence being our first single and the first track of the new album pretty much sets the style, atmosphere and expression of the album. It represents what the musical style of Ferocity has transformed into over the last couple of years. It has grind parts, a groovy chorus and melodic lead guitar. Three key elements which I think sums up what you could expect of the new album. The music video for ...And the Rest is Silence is our first music video ever and was shot in our home town at a really great show. We think Emil Vinther did a great job shooting and editing the video, and it complements the dynamics of the music really well."