French death/black metallers TEMPLE OF BAAL are currently giving the final touches to their fourth album. The recording sessions are taking place in Hybreed Studios with Andrew Guillotin (Glorior Belli). More details after the jump.
The new recording will consist of ten tracks with a running time of about one hour, and shall be released by Agonia Records in the fall of 2013. The band describes the effort as "a blend between Lightslaying Rituals' (sophomore release) aggression, and the last split CD The Vision Of Fading Mankind's epic atmospheres."
TEMPLE OF BAAL is recommended for fans of old Vader, Destroyer 666, Razor of Occam and similar. A track off band's latest split CD, "The Vision Of Fading Mankind" (2012), can be streamed below.
"Blood Libel" is the new official video from Belgian melodic black metallers SAILLE. The video was directed by Nicolas Daenens, who previously worked with the band on the "Plaigh Allais" video two years earlier. The video was shot in the region known as "Meetjesland" in Belgium, both in the woods and in an abandoned church.
A synopsis of the "Blood Libel" by SAILLE frontman Dennie Grondelaers : "The video of "Blood Libel" is a somewhat liberal interpretation of the track on our latest album. It tells the story of William of Norwich, a young kid from the 12th century (°1132 - 1144) that was found murdered in cold blood. A murder for which the Jews were falsely accused. "
"Blood Libel" is also the opening track for SAILLE's second album, Ritu, which was released January 18th, 2013 on Code666 Records. This sophomore album 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.
The new EP of the italian thrashers BLINDEATH is available from today. The first studio-release of the band, recorded at RECLAB STUDIOS in Milan (Italy) contains 6 TRACKS and is published by the ItaIian MY GRAVEYARD PRODUCTIONS.
Tracklist: 01. Intro 02. Fury Of The Damned 03. Keep Pushing 04. Dawn Of disease 05. Headshot 06. Kill The Brave
The band is as young as aggressive. They have in fact benefit the age
that makes them brazenly spontaneous and direct, showing a 'attitude
worthy of the band from the early '80s, offering a rocky sound made even
more effective by a modern recording.
Deals Death Strike Deal With Strikhult Productions
After five years of hard work and dedication, Deals Death has earned their name in the world of metal! With tours in Sweden, Finland, Japan and the UK in just under 8 months, sharing stages with bands such as Scar Symmetry, Hypocrisy, Dark Tranquillity and making appearances at numerous festivals such as House Of Metal, Rockstad Falun & Sweden Rock; Deals Death have just started to reveal the tip of the iceberg to their potential.
The bands second album Elite which was released last year via Spinefarm/Universal garnered Deals Death extensive press coverage further cementing their place as one of Swedens most promising up and coming acts.
It is with their heads held high that Deals Death continues to lay down the foundations to future success and go into a new booking cooperation with the mighty Srikhult Productions. With this new partnership signed in blood very soon Scandinavia and Europe will be met with full force of Deals Death as conquests come to fruition. The new album is complete, forged in the deep woods of Grangärde, Sweden, the fall of 2013 will be interesting... very interesting.
Watch the official video for 'Fortified' from the latest Deals Death album:
Legendary Finnish Death Metallers NECROPSY have inked a deal with Xtreem Music for the release of their brand new 4-song mini CD "Psychopath Next Door" and their upcoming 2nd full length album most probably for 2014.
Formed back in 1987, the band released numerous demos and EP's until 1993 when they disbanded to later reform in 2011. Among these early recordings, the band did a split LP with DEMIGOD and they're having all these demos, split and EP's re-issued on a 3-CD/4-LP set through Century Media under the title of "Tomb of the Forgotten" out in June 2013. After releasing their debut full length in 2011, the band started long negotiations with Xtreem Music resulting on a deal that will see their new work widely spread, putting back the band's name on the underground Death Metal map in hopes to get the recognition they always deserved.
"Psychopath Next Door" delivers 4 songs of heavy and catchy classic Death Metal with their usual finnish touch. Release date for this EP is still not decided though it should happen during summer 2013. For now you you can actually listen to an advance song below.
As previously announced, today AMON AMARTH unveils the first of their special three-part mini documentary titled Forging Mjölnir. Filmed and directed by Luke Daley (http://makezure.com), the up-close-and-personal clip -- which includes stunning black and white nature footage and Norse artwork -- celebrates the imminent release of the bands ninth studio offering, Deceiver of the Gods.
Watch the six-and-a-half minute segment where vocalist Johan Hegg and bassist Ted Lundström elaborate on the mythological themes found within their latest epic via the bands microsite at http://deceiver.amonamarth.com.
After numerous demos, the debut album of the Hungarian gore/grind pack known as Limb for a Limb is out. Entitled Abberation Complete, the disc contains 19 skullcracking, brain-boiling and ultra brutal gore/death/grind putrefactions, complete with a kick-ass cover of Marduks Panzer Division Marduk. The familiar growls are spewed forth by Sándor Hajnali from Gutted. Intensity, neckbreaking rythms and furious blastbeats for over 30 minutes.
Polish technical death metallers from Catharsis have finally completed their work on 'Rhyming Life And Death'. The band was active in the 90's, often compared to bands like Death, Atheist and Cynic. After a quite succesful release of 'Bitter Distain' and some life performances, Catharsis decided to take a break. Back in 2010, reactivated by the bassist/singer Adam Mamok and guitarist Tomasz Świerz, the band started to work on the new material. Joined by a young female guitarist Katarzyna 'Kate' Bujas, Catharsis decided to finally hit the studio. The album was recorded in Invent Sound Studio (Bydgoszcz, Poland) during a few sessions from October 2012 to March 2013, with a session drummer Łukasz 'Lucass' Krzesiewicz (Sammath Naur, Gida) - produced, mixed and mastered by Szymon 'Sigmar' Grodzki (Sammath Naur, ex - Mala Herba). The cover artwork of 'Rhyming Life And Death' was made by Michał 'Xaay' Loranc, the artist known from cooperation with bands like Behemoth, Vader and Nile.
Catharsis is currently looking for a label.
Tracklist: 01. Creeping Sadness And Everlasting Hope (intro) 02. Without Vocation 03. Those Who Have Never Risen (you can listen this song below) 04. The Art Of Life 05. Norwegian Impressions - Burning Churches (instrumental) 06. Breath Of Death 07. Ecological Violence
Greek black metal act LORD IMPALER's press release :
LORD IMPALER are excited to introduce another addition to their black legion. Nodens (known from his appearance in bands such as North Gate, Prometheus, Tribe of Neptune and Kult of Taurus) is the new drummer of the band.
We are also nearly done making our new EP "Babylon Whore". We are going to issue a press release as soon as we nail a release date, but we thought to hit you with a quick preview until then...Also, we recently signed a deal with US based Unmerciful Death prod. to re-issue our debut "Admire the Cosmos Black" in both CD and vinyl. If you never had a chance to listen to it here's a sampler:
The Czech infernal legion SEKHMET is awakening again to its life after three years since releasing its last album "Opus Zrůdy" and this time it is far wilder and more dangerous! After ten years at the scene it is coming with a chain of penetrative changes which will introduce the new visage of the band.The new vocalist Lord Aegir vitalized Sekhmet´s composition and for the first time in the history of this band the texts are completely in English. Another change was made on the visual side which will be also presented on the graphics of the band. Nor the logo avoided the changes and it was re-designed by the master in his own domain- Christophe Szpajdel.
The year 2013 will be in the shade of "Words of the Master (Proverbs of Hell)" which is the name of the new album devoted to Ulvberth and Tronder Nefas,to both for personal friendship, favour and mutual respect.All music for the album was composed by Set and the second parts were created with the help of Warlord and Nekromancer, The texts were in the sphere of action of Master from the Swedish BESTIAL MOCKERY whose sinister vocal sounds in two songs.For the first time in the history of this band the clear backvocals will appear which does not mean that they will reduce the aggressiveness, contrary is the case!The album was recorded in Kavkaz studio thanks for which it gained the production and potential and it is unprecedential in the case of the Czech Black metal Scene.
"Words of the Master (Proverbs of Hell)" comes out on 1st July 2013 via Werewolf Productions as a CD and later also as an LP (in August)There´s no doubt that the new album will be a breakthrough not only by sound, music and graphics but it will also be the old honest blackmetal which will represent the new face of SEKHMET after ten years.
Swedish blackened metal outfit PEST premired the first song off their forthcoming album "The Crowning Horror". The release will hit the shops on the 18th of June in Europe and 9th of July in North America via Agonia Records, and the debut track - a song straight out off the cult old-school metal niches, that may appeal to both heavy and extreme metal public - can be streamed below.Thrilled to return after a five-year break, PEST is once again back on its own turns, exposing a characteristic brand of old-school black metal to passion and mixing melodic yet haunted guitar licks with speed, rawness and chaos. "The Crowning Horror" was mixed by Fred Estby (Dismemebr/Carnage/Necronaut) at Gutterview Recorders and mastered by Andy Jackson (Pink Floyd's engineer, Grammy nominee) at Tube Mastering, UK.
"The Crowning Horror" will be available on a noble 8 panel digipack CD, digitally and on vinyl (first 100 copies on a solid, purple wax vinyl). The album is preceded by a 7" EP titled "Black Oath c/w Morbid Revelations" released on April 16 worldwide.
PEST is strongly recommended for fans of Bathory, Hellhammer, Celtic Frost, Nifelheim, Darkthrone, Aura Noir, older Deströyer 666 and similar.
The band commented: "After years of silence a new wave of black death will finally strike the world. The plague is upon us. Bring the darkness!"
Tracklist: 01. The Funeral Hours 02. A Face Obscured By Death 03. Volcanic Eyes * streaming on-line now! 04. Devils Mark 05. Holocaust 06. The Abomination of the God 07. Thirteen Chimes 08. Demon 09. The Crowning Horror 10. Eternal Curse
"Cancer Eradication", the very long awaited 2nd album of CHRIST DENIED, one of the most talked about returns in the Brutal Death camp, is totally finished and ready for its release next 15th of June as previously announced. Just 2 weeks after this, the band will perform their very 1st show ever on their almost 20-year history!! This will be at the MOVE YOUR FUCKING BRAIN FEST in Barcelona, followed a week later by OBSCENE EXTREME FEST in Czech Republic and later on, in October, at the RITUAL ZOMBI FEST in Madrid.
The band is absolutely satisfied about how the production of the new album turned out, achieving a truly crushing, brutal and heavy sound, making of this album a fucking sonic bulldozer, an absolute madness of blasts and unparalleled guttural delirium!!
Tracklist: 01. Weak Lunatics 02. Blasphemic Blessings 03. Putrid Christian Blood 04. Christ is Gone 05. Limbless God 06. Prophylactic Execution 07. Beheading the Abomination 08. Infidel's Triumph 09. Of the Underworld (Imprecation)
Cover artowk was created by greek artist Gerasimos Kolokas.