Belgian melodic black metallers SAILLE will release their new album, "Ritu", on January 18, 2013 via Code666 Records. The follow-up to 2011's "Irreversible Decay" was produced and mixed by Reinier Schenk (GORATH, FLESHMOULD) and mastered by Tom Kvålsvoll (1349, DIMMU BORGIR, KEEP OF KALESSIN). Cover art comes courtesy of Polish digital landscape artist Michal Karcz.
Dutch old-school death/thrash metallers WEAPONS TO HUNT, who released three albums under the name INFINITED HATE, last year transformed into WEAPONS TO HUNT. The group, featuring mainman Adrie Kloosterwaard (SINISTER) on vocals, Ron van de Polder (original and founding member of SINISTER) on guitar, Paul Beltman (ex-SINISTER, ex-SUPREME PAIN) on drums and Bastiaan Brusssaar (SINISTER, FONDLECORPSE) on lead guitar, will release its debut CD, "Blessed In Sin", on November 26 via Vic Records. The bass tracks on the effort were laid down by Erwin Harreman (ex-SINISTER, SUPREME PAIN).
According to a press release, WEAPONS TO HUNT "bring an intense death/thrash metal style on this new album that brings you back to the good old days of SOLSTICE, DEMOLITION HAMMER and, of course, SINISTER's mighty debut album, 'Cross The Styx' (needless to say, both debut albums are written by riff master Ron van de Polder!)."
West Coast death gore hooligans, EXHUMED, recently completed recording the follow-up to 2011s All Guts, No Glory full-length. The as-yet-untitled long player was recorded at Arcane Digital Recording in Chandler, Arizona with Ryan Butler (Misery Index, Landmine Marathon, Phobia). All drums were tracked at Trench Studios in Corona, California with John Haddad (Hirax, Abysmal Dawn, Intronaut). The unholy offering will be unleashed by Relapse Records sometime next year.
Spanish technical Death metallers UNREAL OVERFLOWS have just finished working on their sophomore album entitled "False Welfare". Entirely recorded, produced, mixed & mastered at their very own Zoilo Unreal Studios.
Taking off where their debut album "Architecture of Incomprehension" left and despite two significative line-up changes, "False Welfare" displays an excellent brand of progressive & technical Death Metal taking as basis the latest DEATH album and some of GOJIRA's innovative ideas to create a masterful album full of killer melodies and memorable riffs.
"False Welfare" is scheduled for an immediate release during mid November and you can already watch the album cover on high quality as well as listening to an advance track and an official teaser below.
Aussie death metallers BEYOND MORTAL DREAMS have just released its new CD-EP entitled "Dreaming Death". The new material is a successor to 2008 debut album "From Hell" and consists of 4 tracks including cover of Beherit's Beast of Damnation which continue to intensify and further pursue band's vision of dark, brutal death metal sonority.
The main driving force behind BEYOND MORTAL DREAMS, Doomsayer, comments:
Dreaming Death is a result of our continuing desire to create solid, powerful, dark, and atmospheric style of death metal music. Like a beast manifested through sonic destruction!
We felt we had achieved this on a certain level with From Hell but of course, one can always look for ways to expand on previous efforts. With Dreaming Death, we incorporated lower tunings to help provide a much more guttural and crushing feel to the material, as well as a slightly more melodic touch without detracting from the overall brutality of the music. The material currently underway for the next album will also expand on this idea, creating a blend of savage, dark, and atmospheric moods. At this stage, BMD will continue to function as a studio band, but will never rule out the possibility of securing a live lineup in the future.
New tracks Feast Of Carrion and The Filth Of Their God as well as the complete "From Hell" album are now streaming at this location: beyondmortaldreams.bandcamp.com
"Dreaming Death" EP was originally released in Spring/Summer 2012 in a limited print run of 100 CD-R copies. The new press is completely pro-done and can be obtained through the band at following addresses:
Pittsburgh technical death metal insurgents, KAMIKABE, recently unearthed their latest full-length, Aberration Of Man, via Unique Leader Records. The ferociously epic, 10-track long player was recorded and produced by Brette Ciamarra at Studio 344, features guest vocals and lyrics by The Faceless Geoff Ficco on the track, "Only the Dead Rest," and boasts 33 minutes of mercilessly complex, asphyxiating brutality. A reference to the inevitable demise of mankind, Aberration Of Man is the confrontational sounds of societal ruination. Notes MetalSucks of the underrated gem: KAMIKABE play some of the rippingest, most ferocious death metal Ive heard in some time. Id guess that these guys would cite Spawn of Possession and Nalpalm Death as big influences, a dandy combination for fans of fast death metal.
"Dissident" is the title of second full length album of Israeli Extreme Black Metal formation Dagor Dagorath. 9 track for the new album were recorded at Eli Pickover studio during sep-oct. Track list and front cover will be revealed in the near future.
The Norwegian Thrash Metallers from CRITICAL SOLUTION will enter next week the SONIC TRAIN STUDIOS in Varberg, Sweden to work again with KING DIAMOND guitarist ANDY LA ROCQUE for their upcoming full-lenght release.
Mid 2011, the band worked already with Andy La Rocque, when he produced and mixed their EP "Evidence of Things Unseen" and delivered a guest appearance on this album where he was featured doing a guitar solo on the Metallica cover "Seek and Destroy".
Also this time, Andy La Rocque will be responsible for the production and the mixing of this new release.
Vocalist/Lead Guitarist Christer Slettebø on working again with ANDY LA ROCQUE: "Last time we worked with Andy was absolutely amazing, like every other time we worked together! He welcomed us with open arms after listening to a shitty demo tape, but he saw something in us and then made us better than we could ever imagine. Andy brings out the best in us! He takes ideas to the table and we have that chemistry only a few can have. People can expect a punch-in-the-face album. Old school thrash, fast as hell! Guests appearances will be including La Rocque himself. The chemistry within the band can be felt in the songs and it's tight as hell! The band is better than ever before. We will keep you updated about all progress on our social media sites, so stay tuned for some thrashing news !"
The new album has a tentative release date of mid 2013.
Swedish tech metal supergroup NONEXIST, featuring former ARCH ENEMY and current HEARSE vocalist Johan Liiva and ANDROMEDA/SKYFIRE guitarist Johan Reinholdz, will release its first new full-length album in 10 years on November 2nd digitally via Pivotal Rockordings. Entitled, From My Cold Dead Hands, the record was recorded at Multipass Studios and will feature five additional exclusive cover songs to be streamed at a later date for free.
Hollands melodic doom/death metal veterans Officium Triste announced the release of their 5th studio album, entitled Mors Viri, through Hammerheart Records on February 18th, 2013.
Mors Viri was recorded on several occasions during 2011 at El Pato studios in Bergweiler, Germany. Ronnie Björnström at Enhanced Audio Productions did the mix and master in Sweden. Mors Viri sounds mature and varied with a focus on melancholic melodies, and is definitely their strongest recording to date.
Weve been working really hard on this new album and we are convinced we made a huge leap forward in both song writing as well as production. We are positive Hammerheart Records will be a big help in spreading our name even further. Were really looking forward working with them.
Hammerheart Records statement:
When we received the new recordings of Officium Triste we were blown away, the sheer quality of every aspect of this recording is simply superb. Anyone interested in strong melodic Doom/Death Metal (think Katatonia, My Dying Bride, Anathema, Novembers Doom) will have a new favourite band to add! Great to be working with these veteran guys who are around for almost 20 years now.
French Thrash/Death outfit DESTINITY have revealed the first track entitled Aiming A Fist In Enmity off the upcoming album Resolve In Crimson.
Album artwork was handled by Strychneen Studio. DESTINITYs new album Resolve In Crimson, which was again produced by Jacob Hansen is set to be released on November 19th in Europe and a day later in North America.
The first details of the latest album from Norwegian Black Metallers CREST OF DARKNESS have just been revealed. Active on the Norwegian Black Metal scene since the mid-nineties, CREST OF DARKNESS, will release on the 11 February 2013 on My Kingdom Music the sixth full-length of their career, the ten-track album titled In the Presence of Death and promises to be the most complete, extreme and dark album the band has ever recorded.
Recently the band announced the addition of DJEVELKULT guitarist Jan Fredrik Solheim (aka Dødsherre Xarim) to replace the outgoing Kjell Arne Hubred, a seven year veteran with the band who was leaving to devote more time to his young family, which, according to Amlien, was entirely understandable given that the band had plans to increase activity with the upcoming release of the album. Solheim, he went on to say has brought a renewed sense of enthusiasm and purpose to the band, and as far as Im concerned CREST OF DARKNESS is sounding better and stronger than ever. Aside from Amlien on bass and vocals and Solheim on guitars, CREST OF DARKNESS current lineup includes Rebo on guitars and Kjetil Hektoen on drums.
Metal Tank Records announced the signing of the Slovenian thrash metal machine Thraw.
Thraw are currently in an early phase of pre-production for their first full-length creation. The album will be recorded in the following months. Expect a composition of fast riffing, crushing sound, technical dual-leads and atomic speed.
Band comment about the upcoming release: "If you like the agression, complexity and brutallity of Dark Angel, Sadus, Razor etc., combined with the sense of melody, put into limelight by Forbidden and alike, then Thraw will surely become one of your favourite acts to bang your head on."
Below can be heard Injecting Hate, a remastered title track from the second release of Thraw unleashed in 2008.