AVULSED is ready to hit the studios next week to record their long awaited 6th full length in the band's career which will be called "Ritual Zombi" (yes, written in Spanish), title that was already announced exactly two years ago, which will be a conceptual work only dealing with zombies and its various aspects.
The album will contain 9 new songs plus a cover song of DEATH's "Zombie Ritual" as a tribute to the band that started it all for the real Death Metal sound (with permission from POSSESSED, of course!!). There will be also three instrumental songs (intro, interlude & outro) and this will be the first recording featuring new drummer Osckar Bravo.
Recording & production will take place in Madrid at La Casa del Ruido Studios by Dani Blanco & AVULSED during February/ March and later will be mixed in Barcelona at Moontower Studios by Javi Félez. Then it'll be finally mastered in Sweden at Unisound Studios by mastermind Dan Swanö. Cover artwork will be done by Juanjo Castellano, who did a superb work for the latest PUTREVORE album and this made it clear for the band that he'd be the perfect choice to conceive the most putrid transcription of the band's sound.
"Ritual Zombi" promises to be the strongest album of the band, gathering all elements that made AVULSED's style over two decades, a respected force with thousands of diehard fans around the world, which for sure won't be disappointed with this new work, that will be another step in the band's fight to keep the true spirit of Death Metal, free of clichés, labels & trends, staying loyal to what the band has been playing since day one back in 1991, which is: DEATH METAL (in bold letters!!).
The band will be capturing on video all the recording process and will be posting clips every week at the band's official Facebook page.
The release of "Ritual Zombi" is scheduled for June 2013 and until then, AVULSED will keep playing very few and selected festivals, after which, they'll start to present the new album, with a highlight at the release party in Madrid, which will be a special festival called RITUAL ZOMBI FEST. In October 12th together with some legendary and exclusive bands (both European & Spanish) that will be announced in the coming weeks, stay tuned at their Facebook as well!!
Symphonic extreme metallers Mortuorial Eclipse reveal the artwork of their debut opus, which will be entitled "The Aethyrs' Call".
The band describes the album as:
"A piece of art which combines Blackened Death Metal" with symphonic compositions and ancestral resemblance, extended through dark and intense passages occasionally assembled into exquisite dramatic sections."
01. The Summoner's Procession
02. Advent of a Sinister Omen
03. Crepuscular Necromantic Visions
04. Perpetual Covenant
05. At the Gates of the Marduk's Shrine
06. Brotherhood of the Serpent
07. Orion's Progeny
"The Aethyr's Call" will be released through Art Gates Records in Spain on February 25 and rest of Europe on March 1st.
The album has been produced by Mortuorial Eclipse and co-produced by Matías Takaya, mixed and mastered by Arek "Malta" Malczewski (Decapitated, Behemoth, Vesania) at Sound Division Studios in Polonia.
One of the fundamental pillars of Chilean Thrash Metal "TORTURER" is getting ready to release its new album simply titled as TORTURER.
This new work, which will be edited by AUSATRALIS RECORDS in a double CD format, is preparing to be released in March 2013.
As a promotion of the new album, the band led by its founder FRANCISCO CAUTIN, decided to take a videoclip of the song "GUERRAS", the single of the new album.
This new video clip directed by DANIEL DUARTE, shows a mix of outdoor scenes with apocalyptical and macabre images, alluding to the lyrics of its promotional single. With the edition of this video clip and the subsequent release of their self-titled double album, the band consecrates an spectacular start of the year, ending in April of this year as one of the highlighted bands at the "national bands stage" in THE METAL FEST 2013, one of the most important and respected festivals within the South American scene.
Swedish death metal legend Hypocrisy have released their new album 'End Of Disclosure'. The album was produced by mastermind Peter Tägtgren in his Abyss Studios in Sweden and artwork was done by Wes Benscoter (SLAYER, KREATOR, NILE,VADER, BLOODBATH). End Of Disclosure will be released March 22 (Europe) and April 2, 2013 (North America) via Nuclear Blast.
American death metal band Six Feet Under's new album, 'Unborn' will be released March 19. The mixes have undertaken by Chris Zeuss Harris who has worked with such bands as Suicide Silence, All That Remains, Shadows Fall, Soulfly.
French hardcore/death metal outfit THE BRUTAL DECEIVER have released a
music video directed by Thibaut Chaumont for We Are
Legion from their album 'Go Die. One By One'. The album will be out in spring 2013 via Useless Pride Records.
Italian death-metalcore band Your Anguish just finished recording their third album 'Heroes & Zeroes' at Fusix Studio (Upon This Dawning, Shake Well Before, Ready Set Fall) with a brand new lineup and a totally renovated sound in the vein of August Burns Red, Parkway Drive, Black Dahlia Murder. The album release is expected by the end of March.
"Swedish black metal quartet STILLA has finally recorded its debut album "Till Stilla Falla", to be released by Nordvis on 03/03/2012. The record is obviously inspired by the bronze era of eerie svart metall and ominous travellers through the cold netherworlds of the Northern hinterland which fascinated through atmosphere and intensity instead of rock'n'roll cabaret. STILLA which includes individuals like Bergraven's Pär (guitars), A from Armagedda (vocals), A. Vidhall from Havok (bass) and Johan from De Arma (drums) did indeed succed to craft an album with passion and remarkable feeling for eerie moods."
Blast Head Records announced their signing of Ancient Roman death metal band ADE for the spring release of their sophomore album entitled Spartacus, which features extreme metal drummer George Kollias and will be the band's follow up to their 2009 debut Prooemivm Sangvine.
True masters of music, ADE, formed in 2007, with the purpose of blending death metal with the traditional instruments of ancient Rome and Greece.
When I first listened to Spartacus I was instantly intrigued by the amazing song structures, production and most importantly the musicianship of ADE! From start to finish Spartacus grips you with musical hooks and their use of traditional Roman instruments allows you hear something new with every listen. The album is very powerful, memorable and in all honesty is a major contender for album of the year! I am beyond proud to have ADE on Blast Head Records to showcase their talents to the world!" comments Paul Shaw, owner of Blast Head Records.
This first single 'Duelling The Shadow of Spartacus ft. George Kollias' is now streaming below.
01. Betrayer FromThrace
02. Sanguine Pluit in Arena
03. The Endless Runaway
04. Crixius Flags Of Dishonor
05. Duelling The Shadow Of Spartacus
06. Mars Unpredictable Favour
07. Decimate The Coward
08. Six Thousands Crosses
09. Divinitus Victor
10. For Everything To Be The Same...
'Spartacus' is a masterpiece that simple! I feel blessed and honored recording the drums for this album. ADE can play great and write some of the best songs in the genre; the combination of writing, feel and musicianship is in this album outstanding; they worked very hard on each song and that shows very well. 'Spartacus' has some really unique elements and ideas that ADE combines with the best and fresh- way possible...this is why I cant wait to see peoples reaction with this AMAZING album!!! comments drummer George Kollias.
The release dates for "Grip Of The Dead", the upcoming debut album from Swedish morbid Death Metal rebels NECROCURSE, have been set on 11th of March 2013 for Europe and 19th of March 2013 for North America.
A six-minute video teaser containing snippets of the forthcoming album "Grip Of The Dead" is now available below.Tracklist:
Swedish Experimental/Progressive band THE MOTH GATHERER has premiered the first song from the upcoming debut album out on Agonia Records. "A Road of Gravel and Skulls" - an 8 minute massive track full of progressive emotions and melodic slower-sections, can be streamed below.The debut album entitled "A Bright Celestial Light" (cover below) will hit the shops on April 16th in Europe and April 30th in North America.
"A Bright Celestial Light" will consist of 5 original compositions with a total playing time of 44 minutes. The album has been mastered by Karl Daniel Liden (Terra Tenebrosa, grammy nominated Switchblade album) and will feature a guest appearance from Member 001 of The Konsortium fame.
01. The Water That We All Come To Need
02 . Intervention
03. A Road of Gravel and Skulls
04. The Womb, The Woe, The Woman
05. A Falling Deity
THE MOTH GATHERER's music is hard to label, due to band's non-one-dimensional approach towards the songs they create; the Experimental/Progressive etiquette seems almost too laconic to fully do justice to the spirit of the compositions. The debut offers up long and complex tracks, but still surprisingly simple and compelling. Abundance of tempo changes and variations that surround the album bask in emotionally charged, progressive yet utterly melodic slower-sections, addictive enough to stimulate the imagination.
"We just want our music to be an emotional explosion" - comments Alex, co-founder. "A lot of the songs is about death, missing people you loved who have passed away and losing hope in mankind. We want the music to make you feel like you can move mountains with it. I wish f or that when people hear our music, they start to dream away."
THE MOTH GATHERER is recommended for fans of Neurosis, Breach and Cult of Luna.
THE UPHEAVAL has recently inked a deal with the Canadian underground label Mulligore Production. The band's full-length ''Failure of Humanity'' will be issued on regular Jewel Case CD during the spring.
The album was mixed and mastered by Deniz Tuncer (SAINTS 'N' SINNERS) and was recorded at Ö.T's Liberty Studio. The mix/master took place at Tuncer's ''Beef Sound'' in March 2012. Both studios are located in Istanbul.
The track ''Obey the Beast'' can be streamed via the SoundCloud player below.