American blackened metal warriors WINDFAERER will unleash their new EP entitled Solar within the coming weeks. The self-released follow-up to the bands critically-acclaimed Tribus debut, was recorded with Bobby Torres at Frightbox Recording in Clifton, New Jersey and will include seven tracks of violent beauty laden with elements of black and melodic death metal while exuding a folkloric edge.
Comments guitarist/bassist/vocalist Michael Gonçalves of the record: Solar is a tribute to the intangible and to those things that make life seem so hopeless, yet beautiful. The title represents a unity of the celestial and infernal forces that govern mankind. Compared to Tribus, the lyrics have become more personal and abstract. Solar is WINDFAERER being a more confident entity.
'The Emptiness Within', new album from U.K. progressive black/death metallers DE PROFUNDIS, can be fully streamed for a week at the band's official Bandcamp page.
'The Emptiness Within' was released on May 7 in the U.K. and will be released on May 11 in the rest of Europe via Kolony Records. The CD was once again produced by Fernando Pereira Lopes (MISANTHROPE, ORAKLE) and DE PROFUNDIS and was mixed at the Studios Davout (AC/DC, THE ROLLING STONES, OZZY OSBOURNE) in Paris, France. The cover artwork was created by the renowned artist Costin Chioreanu (Twilight13media), who has previously worked with ULVER, DARKTHRONE and ABSU, to name a few.
01. From The Depths... (intro)
03. Silent Gods
04. This Wretched Plague
05. Twisted Landscapes
07. Dead Inside
08. Parallel Existence (instrumental)
09. Unbroken (A Morbid Embrace)
DE PROFUNDIS' second album, 'A Bleak Reflection', came out in February 2010 via Kolony Records.
Los Angeles Prog-Thrashers HeXeN have officially released a premiere new track entitled "Stream Of Unconsciousness", which comes off from the new album "Being And Nothingness". To listen to the new track, go to the Pulverised Records SoundCloud Page to stream the song in its entirety here.
The release dates for "Being And Nothingness" have been scheduled on 28th of May 2012 for Europe and 17th of July 2012 for North American territories.
The Italian Death Metal band Phobic has just signed a deal with Punishment 18 Records. The bands second studio album will be released in September. After the break-up in 2002, the band already reformed in summer 2003 with Harian being the only one left from the original line-up. Phobics music is strongly influenced by old Swedish and classical American Death Metal.
"Arousing Wombs In Nine Angels Pleroma", a brand new song from French black metallers MERRIMACK, can be streamed in the YouTube clip below. The track comes off the band's new album, "The Acausal Mass", which will be released on June 22 via AFM Records. The CD was once again produced by Tore Stjerna and Sverker Widgren at Necromorbus Studio (WATAIN, DESTRÖYER 666, OFERMOD, PORTRAIT, UNANIMATED, SETHERIAL) in Stockholm, Sweden.
Video footage from the studio can be seen below.
01. Vestals Of Descending Light
02. Arousing Wombs In Nine Angels Pleroma
03. Gospel Of The Void
04. Beati Estis Cum Maledixirint Vobis
06. Obstetrics Of Devourment
07. Worms In The Divine Intestine
08. Abortion Light
09. Liminal Matter Corruption
According to a press release, "The Acausal Mass" is "a milestone of orthodox and brilliant black metal, balancing malicious underground spirit and wickedly simmered maturity."Source: Blabbermouth.net
Austrian extreme metallers MASTIC SCUM have inked a deal withMassacre Records. The band is currently working on material for its fifth studio album for a fall release.
Commented MASTIC SCUM guitarist Harry Gandler: "We are proud to announce that we signed a worldwide deal with one of our favorite labels. We know Massacre Records since quite a long time and are happy to be a part of it now!"
Regarding the progress of the songwriting sessions for the forthcoming CD, the band recently said, "We are fucking excited about the new record which follows our last album, 'Dust', our strongest release to date! The new release will be for sure a progression from the songwriting and sound production points of view! Most of the songwriting is already done, but we still have work to do! The new material so far is fucking brutal, combining shredding rhythms, mosh grooves and grindcore blast attacks! We sure give 100% in the songwriting process and we cannot wait to enjoy with everyone the new overdose of brutal distorted structures! Be prepared!! As our goal is to enter the studio in summer, we are very focused on our work and will play just a few live shows this spring/summer. Nevertheless, we really look forward to grind with you at our upcoming shows!"
"Construcdead", the latest video from MASTIC SCUM, can be viewed below. The clip was filmed in Innsbruck, Austria and was produced and directed by Sulinor.
"Construcdead" comes off MASTIC SCUM's latest album, "Dust", which was released on November 13, 2009 via Twilight Distribution. 12 songs were recorded for the effort, which was mixed at Grindlab Studio and mastered by Jacob Hansen (HEAVEN SHALL BURN, ABORTED,HATESPHERE). Artwork for the CD was created by Killustrations (SIX FEET UNDER, KATAKLYSM, AMON AMARTH). Source: Blabbermouth.net
Swedish death metallers EVOCATION have issued the following update:
"It's with great sadness we have to announce the departure of bass player Martin Tore Toresson from Evocation. Tore has been a part of the band ever since the reunion in 2005 and has grown into become a brother with us. We have shared many great memories in the years we have played together but now it has come to an end. Tore has declared to the band that due to a lack of motivation he has decided to step down from his position as bass player in Evocation. The band respects his decision but we also know he will be greatly missed by both the band and the Evocation fans that have had the chance to see Tore perform live and meet him at shows. From the bands side we want to wish him the best of luck in his future endeavours."
Commented by Martin Tore Toresson: Due to a lack of motivation I have decided to quit Evocation. It feels like a big release, even if it was a very hard decision to take. My time in Evocation has given me a lot of great memories, many new friends and four fantastic brothers. But it got to a point when it was no fun anymore. I wish my brothers in Evocation the best of luck in the future and Im really looking forward to hearing the new album which I know is going to be a killer!
The band add: "As we are announcing the departure of Tore we would also like to announce that we are now starting the search of a new bass player for Evocation. We are looking for an experienced bass player with live experience and that has a stage presence. If you think you could fit as the future bass player for Evocation, then please send your application together with some lines about who you are, videoclips, photos etc. to: firstname.lastname@example.org."
"Mundus Numen", the second album of Occult Metal troupe ESSENZ, will be released worldwide by Svart Records on the 23rd of May 2012 as gatefold-LP and CD-box. Its concept is based around the painful acquisition of ones deepest will, which enables to transform the world from an instance to a suggestible setting and implies manic boundary experience.
The Bulgarian Death Metal Band Enthrallment has released a new video clip online for the song Fruits of Pain and Blue Sky. The track is taken from the new album of the band People from the lands of Vit, which was soon released by the American label United Guttural Records. In the Myspace page of the band, you can hear the song Chronicle of Sorrow with a guest vocalist Scott Wily.
01. Chronicle of Sorrow
02. Devoted to Delusion
04. A Land Full of Worms From the River to the Void
Infernal Execrator released 6 years anniversy album 'Mastema Hedonistic Terroritual 666' CD by Evil Dead Prods. Album including total 13 songs. Covert Artwork done by Turkish artist Yusuf 'Goatizer' Özer.
The Spew Records has announced the release release date of "One of Them", the new studio album from italian grinders Cadaveric Crematorium. The release date is set for May 7. The Spew Records is a division of Punishment 18 Records. Also, you can listen on YouTube three news songs: Supercharged Sun, Genetic Corruption, Infected Scientist
"I've Been You", the new single from Danish modern metallers MNEMIC, can be streamted using the SoundCloud player below. The song comes off the band's fifth album, "Mnemesis", which will be released in Europe on June 8 via Nuclear Blast Records. The CD was recorded at Antfarm studios in Aabyhøj, Denmark with longtime producer Tue Madsen (THE HAUNTED, HIMSA, SICK OF IT ALL). The cover artwork was created by Metastazis (MORBID ANGEL, THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, PARADISE LOST, ULVER).
Commented MNEMIC guitarist Mircea Gabriel Eftemie: "This is the first single of the new album and at the same time one of the most accessible songs on it it's simple, easy to digest and just melodic. If you thought you were about to listen to something technical, weird and crazy or supposedly djenty, which we are not you were wrong. You would have had to listen to the other songs, 'cause they might be like that who knows? Maybe you should get the album once it's out, and let us know what you think. You can always tell us if it sucks or rules on our Facebook page!"