Thrash masters CRIMINAL originally formed in Chile and now based in the UK have made two songs off their new studio album "Akelarre" available for free download on their Facebook page. "Akelarre" is the band's seventh studio album and the first since the departure of lead guitarist and founding member Rodrigo Contreras and the subsequent addition of Basque guitar wizard Olmo Cascallar.
01.Order From Chaos
02.Resistance Is Futile
03.The Ghost We Summoned
05.State Of Siege
07.Feel The Void
08.The Power Of The Dog
09.Vows Of Silence
10.La Santa Muerte
Akelarre will be released on August 19th, 2011 by Massacre Records.
Heidens Hart Records announced their newest signing: German black / pagan metal band Heimdalls Wacht. Without a doubt one of the most respected black metal bands from Germany, always following their own old-school path and attitude, never wimping out or going for the stereotypes or for cheap political remarks.
Their latest album 'Nichtorte' was originally released by an established promising German label which unfortunately folded right after the album was released. Only a couple of hundred cd's were sold, and no promotion was done at all, leaving a big demand for the album.
How better for Heidens Hart to start of this collaboration of tyrants with a proper and deserved release of this latest and most important Heimdalls Wacht album 'Nichtorte - Oder die Geistreise des Runenschamanen'!?
The band is currently writing a new album to be recorded later this year. New official merchandise is now available as well via www.heidenshart.nl.nu.
Polish black metal legends CHRIST AGONY have completed work on their ninth album, "NocturN", for a fall release via Mystic Production. The CD was recorded over a two-week period at Studio X in Olsztyn, Poland with engineer Szymon Czech. The cover artwork and the graphic design for the follow-up to 2008's "Condemnation" were handled by BlackTeamMedia. Session drums on the effort were performed by Zbigniew Robert "Inferno" Prominski (BEHEMOTH, AZARATH).
According to a press release, "NocturN" will consist of "one long suite, divided into eight heavy-as-hell opuses."
"Traumaggedon", the new video from Spanish goregrind band HAEMORRHAGE, can be seen below. The song comes off the band's new full-length album, "Hospital Carnage", which was released on May 24 in North America (May 30 internationally) via Relapse Records.
The first trailer for "Welcome To The Morbid Reich", the new album from Polish death metal band VADER, can be seen below. Due on August 12 in Europe and September 13 in North America via Nuclear Blast Records.
San Diego-based brutal death metallers PATHOLOGY have completed work on their new album, "Awaken To The Suffering", for a September 13 release. The CD was recorded at Lambesis Studios (owned by AS I LAY DYING vocalist Tim Lambesis) in the band's hometown with producer Daniel Castleman (IMPENDING DOOM, AS I LAY DYING, WINDS OF PLAGUE). This will be PATHOPLOGY's first CD to feature the group's new lineup, including vocalist Jonathan Huber and second guitarist Kevin Schwartz, who have spent time on the road with their new bandmates during recent U.S. and European tours with DEICIDE and OBITUARY.
The artwork for "Awaken To The Suffering" was brought to life by the twisted mind of Pär Olofsson (IMMORTAL, THE FACELESS, ABYSMAL DAWN).
Finnish melodic death metal band INSOMNIUM will release their new album, "One For Sorrow", on October 12 in Finland, October 17 in the rest of Europe and October 18 in North America via Century Media Records.