The past few years have seen Norwegian-based TAAKE busier than ever before with numerous tours around the world and increased productivity. With their fifth studio offering, Noregs Vaapen, TAAKE have refined their respected black metal sound, expanding this time around to include new elements. The album is filled with Hoest's trademark riffs, melodies and vocals, but also embraces the unpredictable -- more black'n' roll grooves, ice-cold mellotrons and Southern-inspired banjo.It is without a doubt TAAKE's most diverse and unique recording to date.
"Noregs Vaapen" was produced by Bjørnar E. Nilsen (Dead to this World, The Batallion, Helheim, Vulture Industries, etc.) and features guest appearances by Nocturno Culto (Darkthrone), Attila Csihar (Mayhem) and Demonaz (Immortal).
01. Fra Vadested Til Vaandesmed
04. Du Ville Ville Vestland
07. Dei Vil Alltid Klaga Og Kyta
"Noregs Vaapen" will be released in North American via Candlelight Records on November 1, 2011.
The new album "Ablaze" by Slovakian death metal squad PERVERSITY has been currently released via Lavadome productions. "Ablaze" contains 10 tracks of uncompromising, brutal and blasphemous death metal. A new sample, song entitled "Blood Of Hastur", can be streamed or downloaded below.
01. Reach Of Hell
02. Behind The Diabolical
03. Merciless Messiah
04. Hailing The Thieves Of Souls
05. Devoted To Perdition
06. Necrophiliac Beast
07. The Banished
09. Palace Of Skin
10. Blood Of Hastur
The album can be obtained via Lavadome productions store. Digital version will be available for purchase through iTunes, eMusic, Amazon and other digital media stores in upcoming days.
Finnish extreme metal band HATERIAL has signed a deal with Wormholedeath/Aural Music Group.
During November 2011 the band will enter Realsound Studio in Parma (Italy) with producer Wahoomi Corvi (Crysalys, The Way Of Purity). Wormholedeath will release their debut album titled "Twisted Verses" world-wide through Aural Music Group. Release date is due during the winter of 2012 and will be announched at the end of the current year.
The Bulgarian Metal band Eufobia (www.eufobia.com) presents the official video of the "Frog" track from the latest release "Cup of Mud" 2011 (www.wizard.bg). The official release date of the album is the 16th of September 2011.
The album is released by Wizard LTD and would be officially distributed worldwide by Twilight Vertrieb (www.twilight-vertrieb.de). Just like the previous single "Cruel Child", this one would be included in the upcomin compilation of the cult German magazine LEGACY (www.legacy.de) as well.
Selfmadegod Records has announced the album from Crypticus and Scaremaker through this fall:
"This special split album will feature 4 songs from Crypticus and 5 songs from Scaremaker! This epic meeting of two horror-obsessed bands will also feature amazing cover artwork from none other than the mighty Putrid!"
"Crypticus and their brand of classic horror-inspired old-school death metal with original tales of deadly scarecrows, black magic, and an undead HP Lovecraft! Scaremaker with their horrific-thrashing Death Metal with songs inspired by classic horror films such as Madman, Burnt Offerings, and Trick or Treat! All of this and more! This release will be exclusive to Selfmadegod Records and will be available sometime later this Fall!"
Czech Republic metal act Root, has announced the bands upcoming ninth album Heritage of Satan, follow-up to the Daemon Viam Invenient album, will be released via Agonia Records on October 25th in Europe and November 22nd in North America.
"Finally we finished the work on Legion, our new album! Release date is the 16th of September.The CD also contains a video clip for Kaiserschnitt Replikant. You can pre-order your copy at firstname.lastname@example.org. The first 250 copies include an alternative coverdesign-box!"
Swedish extreme death metallers AS YOU DROWN have announced Rat King as the title of their upcoming sophomore album to be released in October worldwide via Metal Blade Records. The successor to the band's 2009 debut Reflection, Rat King was recorded at the band's own AYD Studio in Borås and was mixed and mastered by Plec (WATAIN, SCAR SYMMETRY, MISERATION) at Panic Room Studio in Skövde in July 2011.