After two years of silence Polish death metal extreme act HELLSPAWN strikes a ferocious blow on the faces of infidels with their second album entitled The Great Red Dragon. The album premieres on June 6th, 2012, courtesy of Wydawnictwo Muzyczne Psycho.
The material was recorded, engineered, mixed and mastered in Hellspawn Studio by the frontman of the band - Mariusz Konieczny. The graphical layout of the album was designed by Michał Lis, who especially for the purpose of this album used William Blakes paintings.
Short commentary about the content of the album:
In the realm of extreme music there are some who stride towards maximum brutality, and there are some who stride towards technical perfection. There are also some, like Hellspawn, who do not care much about any of the above, and yet create death metal which does not lack anything and still has much more to offer.
The Great Red Dragon is a perfect example of why there should be no distinction between old and new schools of extreme metal, as it is an uncompromising album which cannot be dismissed under many labels. If youre a fan of Morbid Angel, Angel Corpse, Diabolic or Hate Eternal, the album is mandatory for you !!
ABORYM will enter the studio in October to record their sixth album, the follow-up to Psychogrotesque. The new album will be released in early 2013 through Agonia Records. Title, track-list, guests and tons of important details about the new release will be revealed soon.
The band is also working on a special song in order to celebrate the anniversary of the first 20 years of the band's career, an assembly of riffs, ideas, lyrics, loops, grooves sent by fans. Furthermore, a big fan-wall poster is under construction, with hundreds of photos from the fans. Youll find all the infos and restri ctions on sending audio and visual material inside the fan area section on www.aborym.it
Extreme metallers from Murcia, (Spain) Dark Confessions, just finished the recording sessions of their crashing debut (untitled for the moment).
The album has been recorded in the Ultrasound Studios II deMoita, Portugal, produced by the hands and mind of well known Daniel Cardoso (Noctem, Angelus Apatrida, Anneke Van Giersbergen, Switchtense, etc.).
The responsible of the artwork is Marcelo Vasco (Belphegor, Soulfly, Noctem, Satyricon, Keep of Kalessin, etc.).
Release date will be announced soon. It will take place between September and October 2012.
In words of the band:
Our new album is going to be much more brutal, technical and faster than our previous EP, not forgetting the mix of styles that defines Dark Confessions music..
Russian melodic ethno/death metallers SHTURM have released the music video for the track Eagles Above Tibet taken from their new album Karmaruna.
The band comment: The video's full of symbols and ideas, so its sense may be not very clear for you - we'll be happy to answer your questions!
The video's and song's ideas are different at first sight. The song itself tells us about how compassionate may be human's heart even after great ties of exile, wars and humiliation. It also tells us about how important is freedom for everyone of us all! The video consists of few scenes in which the wise Buddhist parables are shown. We suppose their sence may be quite urgent for many people today, so the video may appear interesting for you!
BESATT, although being still underrated In their home country, conquers South America with this unique style since years which is proved by numerous concerts and releases on that continent. With their 8th and best up-to-date album, BESATT attacks with blasphemous power of the Beast spitting satanic venom and slaying anything that includes even a small element of sanctity. TEMPUS APOCALYPSIS was recorded and produced in Hertz Studio (Bialystok, PL) and brings 9 blasphemous anthems praising SATAN. This is undoubtedly the blackest diamond in BESATTs discography prepare for 9 announcements of apocalypse that will start on 6th July 2012!!!
TEMPUS APOCALYPSIS will be released via Witching Hour Productions as 6-panel digipak with 12-page booklet.
01.Seals of Hate
02.Trumpets of Desecration
06.Seven Great Plagues
09.The Final Battle
You can listing to the first song promoting the upcoming album by clicking here.
After 4 years of waiting, on the 6th of July, new album of Greek black metal act NAER MATARON will be released!
"ΖΗΤΩ Ο ΘΑΝΑΤΟΣ " (LONG LIVE DEATH) brings chaos, destruction and sonic feast praising DEATH! The album was produced in Hertz Studio, cover art was designed by George "Grin" Prasinis and whole layout by MENTALPORN.COM. The album will be released as digipak and black 180-gram vinyl with gatefold cover limited to 333 units.
01. Long Live Death (İntro)
02. Apocalypse Of The Ancient One
03. Sleepless Beings
04. I Am Lucifer,Messenger Of Your Death
05. Goat Worship
06. Faceless Wrath Of Oblivion
07. Parade Into Centuries
08. Whisper Of Begotten Premonition
09. The Cult Of Doom And Dagger
10. Ode To Death (The Way Of All Flesh )
Concering the recent parlament election In Greece and the fact that singer, bass player and leader of Naer Mataron - KAIADAS (Giorgos Germenis ) was elected to be the member of Greek Parliament, the musician himself decided to present his own statement regarding the situation mentioned above:
KAIADAS : "To anyone who may be concerned.
NAER MATARON has been and still remains a pure blooded Black Metal band, and as such, a non-political one. Any member of the band has the right to keep on to his personal beliefs and act accordingly. Therefore, any kind of legal political activity of any member, is a matter of personal choice and is respected as such.
Attempts to put NAER MATARON under any political agenda are rejected by the band.
In addition ,any false accusations against the band will come across with legal actions on our behalf.
The band stands only for Black Metal, and Black Metal is extreme music, not politics. Closing, anyone who is into the extreme music and thematology , but for any reason feels shocked or offended by non-extreme views and/or beliefs , is not of our concern.
You can listing to the first song ODE TO DEATH from the upcoming album by clicking here.
Eternvs Mos, Nex Ritvs is the title of Thy Darkened Shades debut album, released via W.T.C ( www.w-t-c.org ), which musically is a mix of raw yet technical Black Metal, with Old School, Avant-garde and even some 80s Trash Metal influences. The serious-thought-out concept and the sheer & sinister brutality convinced us right from the start and this Greek Band definitely deserves some attention.A Pro-Tape & Vinyl version will follow at a later point this year. Check out the samples to get an impression. The CD comes with a greatly designed 20 pages booklet & a slipcase.
02.Reconstruction of Soul and Matter
03.The Great Serpent Self
04.To Suffer the Perpetual Curses
05.Narrow Fields of Life
06.For Sinister Might
08.The Clandestine Insight of Immorality
The Band sums up the concept of Eternvs Mos, Nex Ritvs as follows:
Thy Darkened Shade's Eternvs Mos, Nex Ritvs signifies the eternal quest for the freedom of pneuma ((Eternal Will)) and the death of life ((Rites of Death)) along with the end of the limited cosmic re-birth and the final restoration of what once was and what will become.
The energies that this ancient grimoire summons therein begin from Gamaliel, after the permission of our Goddess Naamah has been granted, in order to open the gates of the unconscious. It is from Gamaliel that our Spider Goddess grants us the wisdom to manipulate our dreams and the dreams of our opfers by giving back to Her the life-force of the enemies of ageless light.
Hence,the path starts from the astral plane and with the guidance of Abnukta ((Deceased Ambience)) our darkest desires begin to unveil themselves. From the Black Moon She weaves her spider web to the other Qliphotic shells, while She endeavors eternal union with Samael by the awakening of the Kundalini force ((Tanin'iver)) in order to unite the Black with the Red Dragon ((Taninsam)). They ((Samael-Lilith)) construct in that way The Great Serpent Self ((Qayin)) and the 11 headed manifests.
Moreover, it is through Daath that the personal Wyrd of the magician ((Reconstruction of Soul and Matter)) uncovers itself and the gate to Sitra Ahra opens ((To Suffer the Perpetual Curses)). For this is the gate that has been empowered by the curses ((Narrow Fields of Life)) and the Sinister Might of our evil deeds will eventually summon warfare that will lead the cosmic nothingness ((Inferior Deathplan)) to the Primordial Waters of Tehom, thus the pleroma arrives and the dreams become soundless again ((The Clandestine Insight of Immorality)).
Portuguese extreme progressive metallers MALEVOLENCE uncovered the artwork for their extremely anticipated 3rd full length effort ANTITHETICAL.
The wreak havoc yet very striking illustrative piece was produced by the design bureau KKSTRUCTURES.
By portraying the central album conceptual theme fueled by the art of conflict, KKSTRUCTURES in straight involvement with the band twisted an eye-catching visual parallelism dissecting the antithetical contrasts between the positive and negative extremes.
Transcending the opposites by mode of individual revelation (summon insurgence) whilst erecting a differing perspective throughout exorcising thesis, the visual mind bending design brings forth in the process the social global context trivialization invoking an upheaval synthesis. The fire combustion epitomizes the universal purification (in need) as an unrelenting way of forward critical thinking.
The follow-up to the 1999 critically acclaimed MARTYRIALIZED 2nd full length effort, was written and produced by Carlos Cariano, recorded by Paulo Pereira at 20M2SEA STUDIO (Portugal), mixed and mastered at WOODSHED STUDIO (Germany) by V. Santura (TRIPTYKON, OBSCURA, PESTILENCE).
ANTITHETICAL features the line-up that recorded MARTYRIALIZED including core members Carlos Cariano (vocals/guitars), Aires Pereira (bass), Fred Noel (guitars), Paulo Pereira (keyboards) alongside session drummer extraordinaire Dirk Verbeuren (SOILWORK, THE DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT, JEFF LOOMIS).
Whilst preparing to exorcise a comprehensive ANTITHETICAL TEASER upon the masses featuring audio selections from the broad-spectrum body of work (7 songs = 43 minutes), MALEVOLENCE should hold the anticipation through the design representation until final track list, new music and release dates are revealed.
TYRANTS BLOOD - who feature members from some of Canadas most prestigious and important metal bands such as BLASPHEMY, WITCHES HAMMER and INFERNAL MAJESTY - are finishing up the final touches to their fourth release entitled Into The Kingdom Of Graves. Working with Byron Stroud (FEAR FACTORY, 3 INCHES OF BLOOD, STRAPPING YOUNG LAD), the album follows 2010's release of Crushing Onward Into Oblivion which was released on Invictus productions. Into The Kingdom Of Graves is scheduled for release in September.
German pagan metal pioneers ADORNED BROOD have inked a deal with Massacre Records. Vocalist and bassist Frost, drummer Mischa, guitarists Thorsten and Jan, keyboardist Niklas and flutist Anne are working on material for their eighth album, tentatively due in the fall.
Commented the band: "We are looking forward to work with such an established label like Massacre Records, which has faith in us and supports us. It's an honor to be signed to the same label that EISREGEN, LEGION OF THE DAMNED and WOLFCHANT are signed to!"
German thrashers DUST BOLT will release their debut album, "Violent Demolition", at the end of July via Napalm Records.
Commented DUST BOLT vocalist and guitarist Lenny: "The record deal for our debut album is an important step in our career. We are more than happy to cooperate with such a well-respected and established label. It was hard work to find a suitable label for our debut, 'Violent Demolition', but now its gonna be unleashed! 'Violent Demolition' will bring you a serious whiplash! Come to our shows and get a dose of Toxic Thrash! Prepare for toxic attack!"