UK based avant-garde black metal outfit, CODE, has inked a worldwide record deal with Agonia Records. Band's as-yet untitled third studio album, is set to be released later this year.
Gathering together a group of UK based musicians with widely varying musical backgrounds, CODE have nearly finished the recording of the new material, which is scheduled to be mixed at Orgone Studios (Ulver, Ghost, Cathedral, Hexvessel) in London, this July. CODE describes the forthcoming release as their "most dynamic and challenging material to date".
Band's last album, 2009's "Resplendent Grotesque", was nominated for a Spellemann award (Norwegian equivalent to the American Grammy Awards) in the best metal album category.
The band commented: "Code are pleased to announce that we have recently signed a deal with Agonia Records for our next two albums, the first of which will be released later this year. We would like to thank Agonia for their huge support and enthusiasm and very much look forward to working with them to bring you our latest offerings."
After the incredible "Hate Parade" (Nadir Music, 2010) after which they shared the stage all over Europe with names like Cynic, Sadist, Extrema, Misfits, Obscura, and after a couple of long tours with Incantation, Hate and Decapitated, Nerve finally came back to the scene with their brand new records, called this time "Fracture".
This new full-lenght is the higher expression of the band up to now and sees the cooperation, in all songs, of Dariusz Daray Brzozowski, drummer of Dimmu Borgir.
Its set to be released digitally on 21.06.2013 for Buil2kill Records on all major digital markets Worldwide and its preorder will be available starting today on nerveofficial.bandcamp.com. Physical distribution (exclusive digipack limited edition) is set to start on August Worldwide.
SF Bay Thrash and Rollers KILL RITUAL welcome new drummer Gee Anzalone (Braindamage) to the fold. A graduate of the NAM Academy in Milano and an in demand drum teacher at GM Drum School in Torino Italy.
Guitarist Steve Rice comments on the bands new skin basher: Gee is a world class addition to the band. After witnessing him tear it up on Dethklok, Machine Head and Pantera tunes we knew we found our guy! Wed like to thank all the drummers that submitted and believe us it was a tough call, but we definitely found the right guy.
UK death thrashers Arceye have posted part 1 of a 2 part studio blog which takes the viewer behind the scenes of 'At First Light', the bands upcoming new album.
Part 1 of the blog shows footage of drums being tracked at Foel Studios in Wales with renowned producer Chris Fielding (Napalm Death, Cerebral Bore, Darkest Era). "We had previously mixed the first album 'The Divide Between Chaos & Order' there and enjoyed working with the engineer Chris Fielding so it was a good option to use this time round", states drummer Craig Mackay. "We also know a lot of bands (Xerath, Envy Of The State, etc.) who have used the same studio and have gotten some great results."
View 'At First Light' Studio Blog Part 1 below:
At First Light is the second full length from Arceye and will be released worldwide on August 7th via Hostile Media. Commenting on the album the band said: This album we feel we have really trimmed the fat on our songwriting and made it the best it could be! If we didnt think that it kicked ass it didnt make the cut! We also stepped up the production value and worked with Scott Atkins (Sylosis, Cradle Of Filth, Amon Amarth, Gama Bomb) on the mix and master. The meaning of At First Light is a representation of where we felt we were as a band when we were writing the album. Since our last release we have gained two new members, both with a writing influence and weve developed more of a vision of the music we wanted to play. At First Light is the follow up to Arceyes highly acclaimed debut album The Divide Between Chaos & Order which saw the band appear in pages of Terrorizer and Metal Hammer and was hailed as hard-hitting and balls out thrash.
Last week the band posted 'Since The Divide' a clip revealing behind the scenes footage of the writing process and some pre-production work on the album.
Watch Since The Divide' below:
The album art was created by none other than Craig Mackay of the band himself.
The album artwork, title and first track tie in together as we wanted this to be our opening statement, with the theme running through the album. The idea behind the name/artwork is that the wolf climbing the mountain is always hungrier than the wolf on top. We feel we have gone through a rebirth as a band and this album is all about the climb to get us on to the next run of the ladder. Our Drummer Craig Mackay did all of the artwork for the album including painting the front cover and all the band portraits in the booklet.
The Italian band Deadly Carnage (Post-Black/Doom) entered in studio to record their third album entitled "Manthe". The album will be released in the coming months for the Italian label ATMF (www.atmf.net). Soon the band will release the official video (now in progress) of one of the tracks, "Dome of the Warders", the director will be Danilo Montagna, collaborator of the band since the beginning. Deadly Carnage have announced the tracklist and the cover of the new work.
PEST has premiered the third song from the new full-length album entitled "The Crowning Horror", coming out June 18th in Europe and 9th of July in North America on Agonia Records. The song "Devil's Mark" is streaming exclusively at CVLT Nation.
ASKARIS (death metal France) began the recording of its 2nd album called Neuronal corruption, the release is planned for September. The album will contain 11 tracks and will be available in digital format.
razilian death/thrash metal band HATE HANDLES posted three songs from the forthcoming album on their SoundCloud page. "Die In Hands of Believers", the band's debut album, is being recorded in Estúdio Nitro, and being produced by the band along with Roger Fingle (Blood Tears, Seduced by Suicide).
About the recordings the guitarist Maicon Dorigatti comments: "These three songs show our rhythmic and melodic approach. They also represent our ideology, which goes against political and religious repression. This work speaks for itself but we emphasize that every riff was recorded with a purpose, to bring a certain energy or transformation to each listener! Each piece was well thought in order to bring all the aggressiveness and musicality that Hate Handles has to offer and add to the metal scene."
Brazilian BROKEN & BURNT released a video for "Tell Me No Lies", track from "Let The Burning Begin", the band's debut album released in 2012.
The video was recorded by Thais Carletti and Marcelo Abelha, director who worked with the group before on "The New Me" video. About the partnership the members commented: "Again we had the opportunity to work with Marcelo Abelha, a great friend who is extremely professional and knows how to capture our feeling on stage and shows perfectly our 'keep breaking and burning' attitude. We loved the result and we hope you guys enjoy it too."
Spanking Hour announced the release of their second full-lenght album. After Revo(so)lution and more than two years touring and perfecting their sound and songwriting, Spanking Hour release Divination. While Revo(so)lution had a major and raw trash and groove metal influence, Divination instantly appears as the outcome of an accurate refining process, with its longer tracks and its sound that adds a little progressive metal flavour to it.
The southern rock influence that made them one of the most interesting Italian metal bands of the hour is there as well and the whole mix of genres makes Divination their most complete effort so far. The four Spanking Hour members had room to add all of their different musical cultures in the writing and recording process and this, among with a superb artwork, will certainly make the record trustworthy.
Spanking Hour are currently planning a promotional Italian and European tour in support of their latest release.
The new album from NECROMASS, "Calix. Utero. Babalon.", will be released on June the 30th, 2013.
Recorded at Nadir Music Studios and produced by Funeral Industries, it represents the official comeback for the black metal cult band, 17 years after the last full lenght "Abyss Calls Life" (1996). An evocative portrait of Tilla Durieux as Circe, made by German symbolist painter Franz von Stuck in 1913, has been chosen as album cover. In the meantime, the band is planning next gigs to present their new evil compositions and to kick asses in the International scene.
NECROMASS - "Calix. Utero. Babalon." Preview can be seen below.