Danish thrash metal band ESSENCE has returned from the studio presenting you their brandnew album "Last Night Of Solace". The winner of the Rock The Nation Award 2012 was working inside the infamous Abyss Studio with the legendary Swedish producer and multi-instrumentalist Peter Tägtgren - hailed by many as the "Rick Rubin of Scandinavian Metal". With Last Night Of Solace ESSENCE made a major step forward, both sound- and songwriting wise. With every song the band deliver a very fierce mix between Destruction and Sodom. It´s a thrash metal bombshell par excellence!
ESSENCE comment on the new album: "Last Night Of Solace is very different from our last album. We have matured in our songwriting, our abilities and our expression. It is difficult to describe the album with words, but enormous covers a lot of what the listener will hear on the record. We needed to make this album the way it is today, because it is a statement and it will serve as a point of reference in the future. Also, we did what came naturally and all by itself to us. There is nothing forced on this album and it is just our clean personal energy captured on in 10 tracks. You can hear that the album is recorded in extreme sub-zero temperatures and in the middle of a frozen Swedish winter."
Now the band has unveiled the album cover of Last Night Of Solace
02. Final Eclipse
04. For the Fallen
05. Children of Rwanda
07. Dark Matter
08. Last Night of Solace
10. Fractured Dimension (bonus track)
"Last Night Of Solace" will be released on March 29th via NoiseArt Records and will be available as limited CD in slipcase incl. bonus track!
Brutal Western Canadian death metallers XUL have posted a lyric video for their track 'Mastication Of Putrescent Empyrean Remains' from their debut full length 'Malignance' released earlier this year, which they are also offering as a FREE DOWNLOAD as they currently work on their follow up EP.
Belgian progressive death metallers IN-QUEST have set "8 - The Odyssey Of Eternity" as the title of its much-anticipated new album, scheduled for a late spring release. The follow-up to 2009s Made Out of Negative Matter was recorded at Split Second Sound studio with producer Jochem Jacobs (ex-TEXTURES).
Commented IN-QUEST guitarist Douglas Verhoeven: "As the world didn't perish in 2012, we are back celebrating our existence' eternity with a massive concept album. For over a year, these songs and themes have been distilled and purified into perfection where everything is connected. I am proud to finally come out with the first of news about our new album. A dense, catchy, polyrhythmic 8 string cyclic opus which will for sure surprise a lot of our fans. A new sound, a redefinition or our core elements, and for sure a new form of aggression. Technical, rich and thick with typical IQ bombastic riffing, lyrical insanity and hypnotic melody work. Think heavy... beyond heavy!
Insiders have claimed the new album to be the missing link between 'The Comatose Quandaries' groove and 'Made Out of Negative Matter' compositional/technical prowess, all wrapped into one big insane ride."
01. Enter Eternity of Lethargy
02. Taedium Vitae
03. Elliptical Orbits in Disbelief
04. Reiterated Cycles of Celestial Spheres
05. Neo-Pseudo Existence
06. Infinite Sleep for the Hollow
07. The Algorhythmic Alignments
08. Yearn to Return [liquidation fails]
The third in a series of webisodes featuring behind-the-scenes footage from the studio can be seen below.
IN-QUEST recently re-released 2009's "Made Out Of Negative Matter" digitally on iTunes, Spotify, Deezer and others. A new version of "Stahlmacht" was added as bonustrack.
French Industrial/Ambient/Black Metal band SPEKTR has revealed a preview of "Cypher" - band's 3rd album that is coming out on the 5th of February in Europe and 19th of February in North Amercia on Agonia Records. The preview can be heard at THIS LOCATION.
"Cypher" is an experimental black metal album, recorded entirely wi thout vocals except sampling. The album introduces industrial and ambient elements and as a whole should be considered as a strongly psychedelic release; it produces a feeling, as if the mind of the listener, dragged into the music, were unable of concentrate itself or were experiencing a powerful hallucinogen effect.
Successor of "Near Death Experience" (from 2006) will be made available as CD, Vinyl (150 on white & 150 on black vinyl) and digital download. "Cypher" will include 9 new tracks.
Denver blackened doom nihilists PRIMITIVE MAN -- featuring within their ranks current and formers members of Clinging To The Trees Of A Forest Fire, Reproacher and Death Of Self -- are preparing to unleash the forbidden fruit of their debut full-length. Recorded by Dave Otero at Flatline Audio (Cephalic Carnage, Catheter, Cobalt etc), the fittingly dubbed Scorn finds PRIMITIVE MAN commemorating a slow-roasted apocalypse through seven asphyxiating odes of hatred, disease and despair.
American Aftermath calls Scorn one of the heaviest debuts by any band I have ever heard in all of my days, noting that the offering, isnt your run of the mill bong-ripping doom metal that has been done a million times. This is the actual feeling of doom in audio form. Scorn will instill feelings of dread and fear in you and you will love every freaking minute of it. Cvlt Nation agrees commending the bands devastatingly crushing and austere slab of blackened, sludgy doom, while Black Insect Laughter notes: PRIMITIVE MAN serve you up one of the filthiest, most destructive releases you will hear this year. With vocals sounding like a swamp monster spewing up bile in bouts of hatred, the music is a gut-wrenching platter of blackened sludge, crawling out of the mire at the torturous pace of the slowest doom ever heard.
03. I Can't Forget
05. Black Smoke
06. Stretched Thin
07. Astral Sleep
Scorn will be issued on 12 vinyl January 31 via Throatruiner/Mordgrimm Records. In the meantime, get your misery on with a full album stream at THIS LOCATION.
Wormed is probably one of the most respected death metal bands from Spain, a band with an undeniable worldwide projection who changed the way of understanding Death Metal itself, making their personal revolution when their debut album 'Planisphaerium' was released in 2003.
On March 26th 2013 their second full length called "Exodromos" will be out through Willowtip (USA) and Hammerheart Records (EU).
The new album was recorded at Sadman Studios in Madrid, Spain and mastered by Mika Jussila (Amorphis, Impaled Nazarene, Children of Bodom, Nightwish) at the famous Finnvox Studios, Helsinki, Finland.
Undoubtedly, this is one of the most innovative recordings ever written by Wormed. Ten tracks with an intense brutality, traveling at breakneck speeds, charged with dissonant dynamic riffing and tremendously overwhelming heaviness. The overall sound is sophisticated, sharp and more compact than the previous recordings. Every detail is perfectly calculated, and it's by far more technical than ever.
"Exodromos" is a prequel of "Planisphaerium"; the story tells about futuristic science concepts and chaotic visions of the last human left in cosmos, Krighsu. These are particularly in relation to the awakening of the "Chrym" once the last humans of the year 8K, called the Terrax, dissapeared, and the known universe was absorbed by a quantum wormhole in a inverted multi-vectorial reionization. Krighsu, will travel through xenoverses to found a new world with the human seed. The paradox: Krighsu is not the habitual human you all know.
Dutch doom metal band Officium Triste have released a song from the upcoming album "Mors Viri" entitled "The Wounded And The Dying". "Mors Viri" is recorded in Bergweiler (DE) at Pato Studio by Martin Kwakernaat. The album will see it's release on march 18 on CD, LP and digital. You can listen the song below.
PRC MUSIC will be releasing the debut HYBREED CHAOS recording in October 2013 on CD and in
Featuring ex-PAROXYSM and EXHULT drummer Franck Camus, this new band is definitely something to hear... HYBREED CHAOS is taking influences from death metal bands such as IMMOLATION, SUFFOCATION and CRYPTOPSY and gives it a more progressive & experimental twist.
A first single will be available soon. Meanwhile, look for the band's facebook page to learn more about this sick new band.
Italian death metal veterans Worstenemy have signed a deal with Wormholedeath/Aural Music Group.
Wormholedeath will release their debut album titled "Revelation" world-wide through Aural Music Group with a further help from Grom Records in the eastern countries. The album was recorded and mixed at Mathlab Recording Studio (Italy) with producer Jonathan Mazzeo (Mechanical God Creation , The Way Of Purity), and mastered by Mika Jussila at Finvox Studios (Finland).
Release date is due during 2013 still to be scheduled.
The whole band together stated : "We are Proud to annunce that WormHoleDeath (Aural Music Group) will release our full length album titled "Revelation. The album was recorded and mixed at MathLab Studio (Prato - Italy) by Jonathan Mazzeo and mastered by Mika Jussila at Finnvox Studios (Finland). Release date is due during 2013 still to be scheduled."
A&R "Worm" stated: "Worstenemy is a solid band since 1997 and finally they have found their way with this great new album. Wormholedeath decided to support them as they never gave up in 15 years of hard work and struggle. This is not a release for death metal fanatics only as we are sure that fans from many other musical styles will love this very fresh and tuneful release. Check Worstenemy out, this is not only a sonic assault...This is true passion for Death Metal and underground. "
After releasing his Songs Of Flesh (Part I) 7 EP in early 2012, inexhaustible Swedish maniac Rogga Johansson (Paganizer, Ribspreader, Demiurg, The Grotesquery, Bone Gnawer, Revolting and so on...) strikes back with the debut album of his most recent project: MEGASCAVENGER.
Out now via Selfmadegod Records, Descent Of Yuggoth consists of nine Swedish-style death metal songs that will definitely appeal to all fans of Rogga's music and Scandinavian metal in general. More than that, with MEGASCAVENGER Johansson spews out his death metal dreams by recruiting the talents of some legendary death metal figureheads including guest vocals by Dan Swano (Edge Of Sanity, Bloodbath), Marc Grewe (Morgoth, Insidious Disease), Jörgen Sandström (ex-Grave, Krux, Torture Division) and Paul Speckmann (Master, Death Strike, Abomination) as well as guest solos by Patrick Mameli (Pestilence), Jonas Lindblood (Puteraeon), Eric Daniels (ex-Asphyx, Soulburn).
REGARDE LES HOMMES TOMBER will release their first album on LADLO Productions. A mix of black metal and sludge for a gloomy ambience. For fans of Amenra, Secrets Of The Moon, Neurosis... Exclusive limited LP edition will be available.
WAY TO END new album coming on March 30th. Following "Desecrated Internal Journey", considered by many as a breakthrough in avantgarde black metal, the new album pushes even more forward! Complex music, tortured melodies enhanced by a great variety of voices, a strange feeling of not knowing what's coming next, an uneasiness that won't leave you, even after the last note has been played.
PENSEES NOCTURNES new album coming on March 30th. Following the breathtaking Grotesque and the phantom Ceci est de la musique, Nom dune pipe ventures even further: black metal, reggae, tango, musette and many more, everything mixed together! Exclusive limited digipack edition and reedition of the first album Vacuum.
Murder 101, the second full-length from Virginia based mutilators, UNBURIED, is out this week via the blastmasters at Polands Selfmadegod Records.
Birthed from Hell in the year 1994 by Matt Pike-the main songwriter/lyricist for the band, the UNBURIED lineup is rounded out by Mark Riddick (Fetid Zombie, Macabra, Grave Wax) and Brian Forman (Fetid Zombie, Grave Wax). Hemorrhaging with eleven tracks the vile trios gore-filled, zombie apocalypse-ready death metal mayhem, including nine original tracks as well as covers of GG Allins Witchburner and Integritys Abraxas Annihilation, Murder 101 is indisputably the most potent UNBURIED output to date. The albums cover art and layout was crafted by none other than Mark Riddick himself, so gore/grind fans should know what to expect.
Recently, Italian thrash metallers Ultra-Violence have entered in the studio to begin recording their new full-lengthalbum, "Privilege To Overcome". The first webisode featuring behind-the-scenes from the sessions can be seen below. Thefull-length will be released via Punishment 18 Records.