NEWS 22.5.2016
Israeli Progressive Extreme Metal band WINTERHORDE have debuted new song "Worms of Souls," courtesy of No Clean Singing. Stream the song at the link below.
http://www.nocleansinging.com/2016/05/16/an-ncs-premiere-winterhorde-worms-of-souls/
WINTERHORDE will release their long-awaited studio album MAESTRO on May 20 through ViciSolum Productions. Combining vision with impressive musical expertise, the veterans orchestrated a powerful, epic tale of classical music and divine madness while drowning deep into the clutches of the underworld. Maestro is the band's strongest and most emotive powerhouse release to date. Prepare your ears for a true and deadly epic! 
Pre-order Maestro at  this location.
The band recently released an official lyric video for the title track from Maestro. Check out the video at the following link:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5NT-2k1ygeM
Maestro was once again produced and mixed by V.Santura (OBSCURA, TRIPTYKON, DARK FORTRESS, etc), with mastering handled by the renowned Jens Bogren (OPETH, SOILWORK, etc), and features guest appearances from Jiří Valter (ROOT) and Peter Huss (SHINING). With renewed energy running through their veins a potent new lineup WINTERHORDE are bound to spread their emotional darkness for those willing to feed upon the new album's magnificence.  Between enchanting tenderness and brutality, amongst the fires of the underneath and the coldest fumes of the North, this is the being called WINTERHORDE. Emerged in Northern Israel back in 2001, the Progressive Extreme Metal group has been evolving, seeking to become something greater with each chord they play and record, and only the skies are the limit. Whether through ancient arts of blackened Metal through the gems of progression,
WINTERHORDE are on their way to be the next thing in articulate extremity. Throughout their career, almost spanning two decades, WINTERHORDE saw the battles on stage, performing locally in extreme Metal events and festivals, supporting acts such as DARK FUNERAL, MELECHESH, BEHEMOTH, CATAMENIA. Furthermore, WINTERHORDE shared stages in European festivals such as "OST Mountain Fest", "Metalhead Meeting", "Maximum Rock" with some of the greatest bands in Metal such as W.A.S.P, KEEP OF KALESSIN, ONSLAUGHT, NEGURA BUNGET, CREMATORY, AMORPHIS, BLOODBATH, SATYRICON and more.
Following the releases of their debut albuum Nebula (2006, Burning Star Records) and Underwatermoon (2010, Twilight Vertrieb - produced by V.Santura (DARK FORTRESS, OBSCURA, PARADOX, TRYPTIKON), WINTERHORDE completed their next mysterious epos, Maestro.   
www.winterhorde.net/   www.facebook.com/winterhorde     http://www.vicisolum.com/     www.facebook.com/vicisolumproductions
IN TWILIGHT’S EMBRACE Stream “TREMBLING” EP :  Poland’s In Twilight’s Embrace are proud to present their newest EP, Trembling, streaming in full, featuring three ripping tracks of harsh yet melodic death metal. The songs are in part a continuation of the style set by last year’s album The Grim Muse, but feature an injection of new sounds, especially the inspired cover of countrymen Armia’s eclectic punk anthem.
Stream the EP via the following links. Legacy Magazine (Germany):
 
http://bit.ly/1rYkg7p
Trembling EP will be released 25th May 2016 via Arachnophobia Records. Order Trembling and The Grim Muse through the label’s webstore at:
 
http://bit.ly/1XmUB48  (Poland) or  http://bit.ly/253ePm0  (World).
In Twilight’s Embrace are:
Leszek Szlenk – guitars
Marcin Rybicki – guitars
Wojciech Skinder – bass
Cyprian Łakomy – vocals
Dawid Bytnar – drums
In Twilight’s Embrace online:
 
Facebook  Bandcamp
Arachnophobia Records online:
 
Website   Facebook
HERETIQUE (Poland) - 'DE NON EXISENTIA DEI'   Genre - Black/Death Metal : Underground Polish label Via Nocturna has been around since 2004 and has been quietly putting out some stellar releases that are unfortunately going below the radar. Polish quintet Heretique's 2016 album 'De Non Existentia Dei' is no different. The band's worthy to be uttered in the same breath as their Polish counterparts Vader and Behemoth, and Heretique straddle death and black metal genres with impeccable poise and ease. The riffing is absolutely outstanding and the band prefer to keep it crisp and audible instead of obfuscating it with an impenetrable layer of chaos. It's probably due to this reason that the album is seriously addictive and catchy, not to mention memorable. The superb variations keep the album interesting and unpredictable throughout. Be it the album's recording, aesthetics or even the overall presentation, nothing here is half-hearted. There's full commitment to the passion for the style, both from the band and the label, and Heretique are a new force for all to discover - sounding fresh, powerful, and all-round impressive. 
Album Line-up: 
Strzyga - Vocals
Celej - Guitar
Peter - Guitar
Zyzio - Bass
Igor - Drums
Track list: 
1. Chimera 
2. Sweet Stench of Rotting Human Flesh 
3. De non existentia Dei 
4. Dying In Hate 
5. Following Through 
6. Dimension
7. Czarna Polewka 
8. From the Black Soil 
9. Unknown Whispers 
10. Spiritus Antichristi 
11. The Raven 
12. End of Transmission 
Via Nocturna Official Bandcamp
Via Nocturna Official Site
Via Nocturna Facebook

Heretique Facebook

Thanks a lot!  Kunal Choksi
  Label Owner, Editor/Writer, Artist and Photographer   Transcending Obscurity - webzine, record label and PR company    
www.tometal.com   www.facebook.com/transcendingobscurity
PSYCHEDELIC PROG BLACK METALLERS HAIL SPIRIT NOIR  ANNOUNCE RELEASE DATE AND REVEAL ARTWORK FOR UPCOMING ALBUM "MAYHEM IN BLUE" , the new album form Psychedelic Prog Black Metallers HAIL SPIRIT NOIR, is set for release on Dark Essence Records on the 14th October.  The album will be the third full-length release for the Greek trio, whose debut album "Pneuma" appeared in 2012, followed by 2014's ""Oi Magoi". 
Commenting on what fans can expect from "Mayhem In Blue", the band had this to say: "It's been two and a half years since the release of our last album, and with "Mayhem In Blue" we have set out to express our more aggressive side, without sacrificing any of the psychedelic melodies that are  an integral  part of what we like to call HAIL SPIRIT NOIR' s "weird black sound".  If anything, in fact, the sound is more enticing and trippy than ever.
"Featuring the mixing talents of Dimitris Douvras (ROTTING CHRIST etc) and the exceptional mastering abilities of Alan Douches (CHELSEA WOLFE, MOTORHEAD etc), we feel that the result is an album that elevates our signature psychoprog black metal sound to new levels".
Artwork for the six-track album is by Olia Pishchanska.
Formed in Thessaloniki in 2010, HAIL SPIRIT NOIR's lineup is composed of Haris (KATAVASIA, TRANSCENDING BIZARRE?)  on Synths, Theoharis (TRANSCENDING BIZARRE?, REX MUNDI,) on guitars and vocals, and J Demian (BLACKDRAWN, DOL AMMAD, WARDRUM TRANSCENDING BIZARRE?) on bass and acoustic guitars.  The band's debut full-length album "Pneuma" was released on Code666/Aural Music in 2012, followed by the sophomore album "Oi Magoi" in 2014.
More information about HAIL SPIRIT NOIR can be found on the band's Facebook page at
 
https://www.facebook.com/Hail-Spirit-Noir-260062670728238/
Tracks from all of DARK ESSENCE RECORDS releases can be heard at  http://soundcloud.com/dark-essence-records/sets/dark-essence-records 
Sludge/Doom Titans BELDAM will release their debut album STILL THE WRETCHED LINGER on June 17 via Horror Pain Gore Death Productions.  Stream opening album track "Needles" at this location. BELDAM hail from central Virginia and play skull crushing, soul wrenching, depression-ridden misanthropic Sludge with blackened touches. Influenced by the likes of SLEEP, EYEHATEGOD, GRAVES AT SEA, THE MELVINS and BLACK SABBATH,  BELDAM combine primordial buzzsaw guitar, massive low end bass, earth shattering drums and intense vocals featuring lyrics which invoke death and despair. Still The Wretched Linger is a relentless record, bulldozing through 40+ minutes of pure desolation!
Pre-order Still the Wretched Linger from HPGD Productions:  http://www.horrorpaingoredeath.com/store/hpgd129.html
For fans of BONGZILLA, BRAINOIL, COFFINS, CONAN, CROWBAR, DOPETHRONE, GRIEF, HIGH ON FIRE, INDIAN, NEUROSIS, NOOTHGRUSH, OM, ORANGE GOBLIN, ORDER OF THE OWL, PELICAN, PRIMITIVE MAN, PUNGENT STENCH, RWAKE, SOILENT GREEN, SOURVEIN, THOU, UFOMAMMUT, WEEDEATER AND ZOROASTER
Track Listing:
1. Needles
2. Blackened Violet
3. The Foundling
4. From Grave To Cradle
5. Salamander
6. Her Unbearing Abyss
7. Beauty's Martyr
Beldam hails from Charlottesville, VA, playing sludgy doom with blackened touches.  With influences ranging from Sleep, EyeHateGod, Graves at Sea and Black Sabbath, they pair primordial, buzz saw guitars with intense vocals and lyrics invoking death, despair and decadence.
Bassist Addison Dodds and guitarist Grahm Reynolds came together in 2013 with a mutual love of heavy music.  Early work on riffs led to adding drummer Cullen Wade. Reynolds cut his teeth as former guitar tech and touring guitarist for Hank Williams III's metal band, Assjack, in the early 2000s.  Dodds played in Comparative Anatomy opening for Vital Remains, Absu, and Deicide.  Drummer Wade brings a diverse, hard-hitting style to the band as an established producer and multi-instrumentalist in a variety of music genres.  Pennsylvania native Randall Guidry has recently been added as vocalist.  With many of the same influences, he trained under former A Life Once Lost vocalist, Bob Meadows.
Beldam emerged in 2014 with a string of successful regional shows playing with national and regional touring acts including Primitive Man, Castle, Ramming Speed, Witch Mountain, Ruby the Hatchet and Earthling. The band 's five-song self-titled demo released by Hota Rex Records is available for download on iTunes and Spotify.  Press, video clips, and fan interactions are accessible through the band's Facebook.  
https://www.facebook.com/BeldamOfficial    http://beldamofficial.bandcamp.com/releases       http://www.horrorpaingoredeath.com/
Melbourne (Australia) Death Metallers SEWERCIDE will release debut album .  IMMORTALIZED IN SUFFERING through Unspeakable Axe Records on June 13. The album will also be available through international distribution outlets on August 19.  Check out the promo video for new song "Snares of Carnality" at this location.
Evolving out of an aggressive death/thrash metal style (think Demolition Hammer) sound, SEWERCIDE have now planted their flag firmly in the heat-blasted dirt known as death metal.  Influenced by Australian greats MISERY and NECROTOMY, as well as revered American bands such as MORBID ANGEL, GORGUTS, and IMMOLATION, this album marks a turning point and a new high water mark for the band.  It will surely satiate any listener hungry for pure, aggressive, gore-soaked death meta
SEWERCIDE will launch its U.S. Tour on May 31 in Los Angeles. Tour information can be found at  this location  and confirmed dates are below.
Immortalized in Suffering Track Listing:
1. For Those About to Rot
2. A Dying Dream
3. Snares of Carnality
4. Interlude in Agony
5. Acrimoniously Disharmonized
6. Pierced with Sentient Trepidity
7. Megalithic Tomb
8. Infinifixion
9. Eternal (In Spirit)
Australia can be a harsh, hostile place to live.  It is fitting that a continent of arid deserts and every creature poisonous and toothy has produced so much great extreme metal.  To those ranks, add relative newcomers SEWERCIDE.  The Melbourne-based band has actually been around five years now, building their name and sound across a string of splits and EPs, and through relentless live shows at home and abroad.  Now at last comes their debut full-length Immortalized In Suffering, just in time for their first U.S. tour.
www.facebook.com/Sewercide    http://unspeakableaxerecords.com     www.facebook.com/unspeakableaxerecords
AMONG GODS -  “GHOST EMPIRE “   File Under: Doom / Death Metal : Initially formed as a studio side-project by vocalist Kenneth «Ripper» Olsen (SYRACH) in 2010, quite soon becomes clear that the band takes on a new direction that cannot be constrained to the world of music studios alone. During the fall of 2011 Among Gods recorded their self-titled debut album in Conclave Studio (Bergen). The debut is available on LP (City Of The Dead Records), CD (PRC Music – Canada) and digital edition. In 2013 the band lay their hands on the follow-up “Monument”. The recording of the album was done in Mølla Studio (Gjerstad) and Conclave Studio (Bergen). «Monument» was released on CD via PRC Music (Canada) on the 27th of May 2014. In early 2014 Geir Myklebust Sjo joined Among Gods on a permanent basis. During 2015 Among Gods new opus “Ghost Empire” was recorded and will be released via Argonauta Records (Italy) in mid 2016. Once again Among Gods will bring darkness & doom to the world.
Among Gods anno 2016: Kenneth “Ripper” Olsen Grimelid – vocals / Lars Brokeland – guitars / Geir Myklebust Sjo – drums / Ørjan “Hjarandr” Setvik – bass
SELLING POINTS
Highly anticipated new album by Norway based Doom Death masters.
Massive rotation on social networks of the first single “Deliver Us From Evil”:
https://youtu.be/oXVxDy1MZk4  
Recommended if you like: ASPHYX, MORGOTH, CELTIC FROST, PARADISE LOST, early ENTOMBED.
https://www.facebook.com/amonggods
INFERNAL DIATRIBE (Kolkata, India) - 'VIDEHA MUKTI'  ( EP )  Genre - Black Metal : Infernal Diatribe, hailing from Kolkata, India, have taken the torch from Heathen Beast in further propagating the sound of black metal from the country. Along with significant albums released by Toxoid and Diabolus Arcanium, they're at the foremost where the black metal scene in India is currently poised. Playing vicious and ambitious occult black metal, this quintet is all set to unleash their underground assault on unsuspecting ears worldwide. The band have worked tremendously hard on making this debut, their dream, a reality and armed with a deal with Transcending Obscurity Distribution, one can expect the band moving out of their home base to play other cities, and hopefully, other countries as well. Nonetheless, there's little to stop their blackened spiritual attack. Superbly composed songs with an underlying dark Indian theme forms the crux of the band's music. The whole affair reeks of spiritual indulgences, the left hand path and its fatal implications this side of the world, as the band tells us about the aghori path of moksha aka spiritual enlightenment.
Album Line-up: 
Vocals - KaraNavigama 
Guitar - Kalavikrama 
Guitar - Narantaka 
Bass - Kalaparzudhara 
Drums - Naztaz
Track list: 
1. Demonic Gasping Mortal Nightmare (Wisdom)
2. Doomed 
3. Morbid Evocation 
4. The Cry
Transcending Obscurity (India/Asia) Bandcamp (Pre-orders are ON!)
Transcending Obscurity Official Site
Transcending Obscurity Facebook

Infernal Diatribe Facebook

Many, many thanks!
  Kunal Choksi  Owner/Label head/Artist  Transcending Obscurity - webzine, record label and PR company   
www.tometal.com     www.facebook.com/transcendingobscurity
NOCTE OBDUCTA – „ MOGONTIACUM (NACHDEM DIE NACHT HERABGESUNKEN ...) „   long awaited ... musical liberation! Already the first announcements of forthcoming eleventh longplayer of Nocte Obducta ensured excitement on every imaginable scene platforms. The Germans are a kind of forerunner of a scene and polarized, not least through their musical unpredictability and experimentation its annexes shaft.
With „Mogontiacum (Nachdem die Nacht herabgesunken …)“ is the long awaited work now ready and should thereby also so many "old" fan of the sextet listen attentively.  Recently the band had already announced again to increase extreme metal sound in their new work. Now the band goes so far as to call the album after over 10 years as „musical liberation
Conceptually, the new album is based on material which i.a. was planned as the successor of „Nektar", but went down in the confusion of the subsequent band history.  On the new Nocte Obducta combine the old Trade Marks, which the band owes its special position, with the experimentation of recent years.  This is an album that stands out clearly through its analog charm from the mass of unit productions and both old, as to inspire new fans do.
http://mdd-records.de/
DEISIDAEMONIA - "KHTHONIAN HYMNS"  Unfortunately, because of independent for publishers reasons, premiere of the album will be postponed to the end of May.
Video Clip  https://youtu.be/LHvYN5pyW9E
DEATHS COLD WIND  - “SUBYUGADOR IN GOAT WE TRUST”   
DEATH S COLD WIND from Ecuador signed a pact with the Old Temple. This pact first blasphemy will be debut album Subyugador In Goat We Trust re-edition. Twelve tracks of ruthless old-school death metal full of infernal hatred for religion. Premiere soon. 
https://www.facebook.com/eryk.temple    https://oldtemple.bandcamp.com/    https://www.youtube.com/user/OldTempleEryk
MACABRA (International) - 'TO THE BONE'  Genre - Death Metal :  Art legend Mark Riddick (Fetid Zombie, Grave Wax) joins forces with Adrien "Liquifier" Weber (Vociferian, Goat Holocaust) to create grotesque death metal with atmospheric touches. Reminiscent of the early '90s Scandinavian death metal metal scene - when bands like Darkthrone (first album), Nihilist, Funebre, Convulse, Demigod, (early) Amorphis and others started on the path, Macabra's music is laden with that very flair and morbid texture that makes it interesting, engrossing and also revelatory. In comparison to the other bands peddling in this art form, Macabra have that atmospheric edge and also a finer, subtler level of addictive Finnish riffing reminiscent of Demilich as well as Desecresy, which when set in Macabra's unique structures, turns it into a magnificent creation for all metalheads to marvel at. None other than another art legend Dan Seagrave has painted the artwork for this album (with illustrations by Riddick). It's only fitting for an album that's destined to haunt the younger generation with the spirit of the early '90s death metal. 
Album Line-up:  
Mark Riddick - Guitar, bass, drum programming, keyboard, and visuals
Adrien "Liquifier" Weber - Vocals and text
Track list: 
1.    Death Speculation
2.    Sadocrat
3.    Oppression Delegation
4.    Global Brainwash Confederacy 
5.    Royalties on Murder
6.    Crucified Individuals Nation
7.    Cannibal Black Market
8.    Scars of Dignity
Macabra Facebook Page
Morbid Vision Music (Mark Riddick's label)
VonFrost Records

Thanks very much! Kunal Choksi   Owner/Label head/Artist  Transcending Obscurity - webzine, record label and PR company    www.tometal.com     www.facebook.com/transcendingobscurity
Indiana Blackened Thrashers SKELETON WOLF have joined forces with Invisible Oranges for the premiere of new song "Bow Down to Death" from the band's forthcoming debut album. Grab a neck brace and stream it at this location.
SKELETON WOLF will release their self-titled debut album on June 10.  Check out the album trailer video at  this location.
SKELETON WOLF is an extreme metal band that will have you headbanging until you tear your neck meat in two! Catchy guitar work, heavy vocals, and machine gun drums come together to forge a metal assault that is sure to have you raising your horns. Taking the old school do-it-yourself mentality, the band handles everything from writing the tunes to shipping them to your doorstep. SKELETON WOLF is sure to please listeners of bands such as GOATWHORE, AMON AMARTH, IMMORTAL, and recent ONSLAUGHT.
The album will be available for purchase on June 10 at the following link:  http://skeletonwolf.com/products/skeleton-wolf-self-titled-album-digipak
Track Listing:
1.    Bow Down to Death
2.    At the Sixth Foot
3.    M.P.F.F.
4.    Whatever Demons
5.    Eternal Lies
6.    She's Insane
7.    Forever Awake
Guitarist Brett Schlagel began tracking his beastly guitar riffage late February of 2015. After compiling the first round of venomous tunes, Vocalist Tim Green unleashed his vocal raid upon the embers of the metal forge. Jeff Mason (bass) later joined the horde with his dungeon shaking bass lines blistering through the speakers beneath the double-kick offense. This lethal trinity, hammering heavy tunes upon the anvil of the mighty metal gods, will split your cranium down the center with their infectious style of blackened thrash. 
www.skeletonwolf.com    www.facebook.com/skeletonwolfmusic
Florida tech-death masters MINDSCAR have teamed up with Metal Injection to premiere their new track "A Faceless Force That Must Die". The track, which is taken from their forthcoming self-released album, What's Beyond the Light is a perfect representation of the band's approach to death metal. The song contains commentary from the band's friend and US Senate candidate Augustus Invictus.
Listen to "A Faceless Force That Must Die" here:
   
http://www.metalinjection.net/latest-news/wip-mindscar-have-a-new-single-and-it-features-pagan-senatorial-candidate-augustus-invictus
Augustus himself commented about the track "I had the honor of recording a track with MINDSCAR, metal legends here in Orlando, Florida. Vocalist & guitarist Richie Brown is a good friend of mine, and he asked whether I would be willing to record a short speech on their new album. I believe my answer was somewhere in the neighborhood of "FUCK YES." The track, the album, and the band are all stellar.
What's Beyond the Light will be released on August 19 2016. 
Mindscar is a three-piece metal band from Orlando, Florida originally formed by Richie Brown (vocals/guitar) and Mike Radford (drums) in 1998. In 2001, the band made a powerful impact throughout the Central Florida region performing numerous gigs, self-released demos/EPs, a television performance, international airplay and publicity. In 2002, Matt Heafy (Trivium) joined the band on guitar and backup vocals. After internal issues due to the age of its band members, Mindscar was unable to tour and the band disbanded for almost 10 years.
In 2012, Richie Brown and Mike Radford reunited in the studio to record 'Thornz Ov Ill Lechery' and 'Blind Masses'. The two tracks led to performing and touring opportunities. Richie decided to resurrect the band in March 2013 and the first live performance in over a decade took place alongside Massacre in Tampa, Florida at the legendary Brass Mug. Soon after Mindscar embarked on their first tour supporting Vader and Vital Remains on the Back To The Black US Tour 2013. 
In 2014, Mindscar began tracking their debut full-length album titled “Kill The King”. After embarking on the Southern Scorcher US Tour 2014 with Infinite Earths, Richie asked Terran Fernandez(Infinite Earths bassist) to join Mindscar. Terran has since become an essential part of the band. Matt Heafy contributed clean vocals for a few songs and a guitar solo for a song called “Asmodeus” that was premiered on Metal Injection in September of 2014. 
Mindscar independently released “Kill The King” on January 8th, 2015 followed by a sold out hometown show with Andrew W.K., a headline show in Puerto Rico and a US tour with Ulcer. After returning home from this tour, Mike Radford left the band for personal reasons and passed the torch to long time friend and drum extraordinaire Robbie Young (Nailshitter/Double Veteran). Shortly after Robbie joined the band, Mindscar completed their most successful tour to date: Golden Gods of Death US Tour 2015.
 In February 2016, Mindscar recorded their sophomore full-length album titled “What’s Beyond The Light” with Rob Caldwell (Six Feet Under/Cannabis Corpse/Iron Reagan). The album also features a guest speech from U.S. Senate candidate Augustus Invictus. The cover artwork is a large painting made entirely of vocalist/guitarist Richie Brown’s blood and semen. “What’s Beyond The Light” will be released this August!
Mindscar is:
Richie Brown - Main Vocals, Guitar
Robbie Young - Drums, Vocals
Terran Fernandez - Bass, Vocals
https://www.facebook.com/Mindscar
NORWEGIAN BLACK METALLERS SVARTELDER REVEAL RELEASE DATE AND VIDEO TEASER FOR UPCOMING ALBUM :  Norwegian Black Metallers SVARTELDER have announced that their debut full length album "PYRES" is set to hit the streets on the 1st of June.  Released on Dusktone, the six-track album will be available as a a digipack CD , as well as a Limited Edition A5 Digi CD limited to 100 copies and is now available to pre-order from the label at  http://www.dusktone.eu/product/svartelder-pyres/
With a lineup that comprises members of CARPATHIAN FOREST,  NORDJEVEL, IN THE WOODS, DEN SAAKALDTE, PANTHEON I, OLD FOREST and DOEDSVANGR, speculation about "Pyres"  has been high, and in order to give fans a taste of what to expect, Dusktone has produced a video teaser for the album which can be seen at  https://youtu.be/hAJx_Gl6tKA
Recorded in Norway at the Woodscave Studio. and mastered by the WSL Studio in France,  and with artwork by Khaos Diktator (ARDITI, NORDJEVEL, HORNA etc.)  "Pyres" is the follow up to SVARTELDER's  "Askebundet" EP, which was released on Dusktone last year.
Tracklisting for "Pyres" as follows:
01 - Guds Helvete
02 - Ingen Vet Jeg Var...
03 - Stygian Macrocosmos Pt. I
04 - Stygian Macrocosmos Pt. II
05 - Realm of Breathing Eyes
06 - Devil Of The Flesh
If you would like to review  "Pyres" please contact info@dusktone.eu
Founded by  frontman Doedsadmiral,  SVARTELDER's lineup includes Maletoth on bass and guitars, AK-47 on drums, and Kobold on keys.  It is this lineup of musicians, with an extensive experience garnered over the years and hailing from different musical backgrounds and influences, that gives SVARTELDER's Norwegian Black Metal sound a distinctive edge.
More information about SVARTELDER can be found on the band's Facebook page at   https://www.facebook.com/Svartelder
The CD version of SVARTELDER's 2015 EP "Askebunded"  is available from  https://dusktone.bandcamp.com/album/svartelder-askebundet-dusk029cd  whilst the digital version is available from http://svartelder.bandcamp.com/album/askebundet-ep
The title track from "Askebundet" can be heard at http://svartelder.bandcamp.com/track/askebundet-2
NEWS 16.5.2016
Hi, am 27.05.2016 werden die Freiburger Black Metaller NARVIK ihr neues Album ASCENSION TO APOTHEOSIS via Folter Records (Vertrieb: Alive) veröffentlichen. NARVIK wurde 2006 von Lupus, Redeemer und P. in Freiburg - damals noch unter anderem Namen - gegründet. Der Name 'Narvik' wurde 2007 als direkte Reaktion auf den Tod des Musikers Robert Burâs' (MADRUGADA) gewählt, der aus der norwegischen Stadt Narvik stammt und eine der bedeutendsten Inspirationsquellen für einzelne Mitglieder der Band darstellt. Ebenfalls 2007 stießen Ater Incubus (Rythmusgitarre) und Waldfürst (Bass) zur Band und nahmen ein erstes Demo auf, das über Lupus Tonkunst erschien.
2011 nahmen NARVIK weitere Songs auf und veröffentlichten diese als Promo. 2013 wurde mit „Triebe nach der Endlichkeit“ schließlich das erste, vollwertige Album veröffentlicht.
2014 erblickte die EP „Snake Of Paradise“ erneut via Lupus Tonkunst das Licht der Welt. Nach den Aufnahmen verließen Ater Incubus und Waldfürst die Band. Fortan setzen NARVIK bei Liveauftritten ausschließlich auf Sessionmusiker für die beiden Posten.
2015 stellt den bislang bedeutendsten Entwicklungsschritt der Bandgeschichte dar. Die neue EP „Fecundity of Death“ offenbart die kreative Essenz der drei verbliebenen Gründungsmitglieder, die fokussierter und klarer als je zuvor ihre musikalische Vision umsetzten.
Den eingeschlagenen Weg führen NARVIK auch auf ihrem zweiten Album „Ascension to Apotheosis“ fort. Die Freiburger servieren erneut ein schwarzmetallisches Gebräu, dem man sich kaum entziehen kann. Undurchdringlich finster fordern wohldosierte Disharmonien und geschickt platzierte Leads den Hörer immer aufs neue hinaus. „Ascension to Apotheosis“ ist nicht auf den ersten Blick greifbar und führt bei jedem Hördurchgang erneut in die dunklen Tiefen der drei Musiker.
Thematisch passend behandeln NARVIK in ihren Texten die Transformation und Transzendenz durch den Tod, hin zu Selbstvergöttlichung bis zu den verschiedenen Gangarten des Pfades zur Linken.
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Narvik/158862487528901
Freunde!  Heute präsentieren wir euch ganze drei neue Bandzugänge für das PARTY.SAN METAL OPEN AIR 2016. Wir hoffen, ihr mögt die Truppen genauso wie wir. Das Festival rückt immer näher und somit solltet ihr euch langsam aber sicher Eure Tickets sichern . Tickets bekommt ihr bei www.cudgel.de !!!
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Death Metal, und zwar der holländische Way of Death. Schön dicke, rollende Riffs, klassische Strukturen, wenig Schnörkel, direkt auf die Kauleiste. Die Welt kann manchmal so schön einfach sein. BODYFARM spielen das Party.San Metal Open Air 2016.
Eigentlich hatte sich die nach Krisiun ambitionierteste Death-Metal-Band Brasiliens getrennt. Eigentlich… Doch REBAELLIUN haben wieder Blut geleckt, ein neues und vor allem überaus gelungenes Album aufgenommen – und jetzt sind die Bösewichter wieder bereit, live zu plündern und zu meucheln. Gefahr ist in Verzug – und wir sind mittendrin. 
Wolfsburg – eine Stadt, so lebendig wie der New Yorker Zentralfriedhof. Wenn man sich nicht zu Tode langweilen will, MUSS man eine Metal-Band gründen. CRYPTIC BROOD existieren seit 3 Jahren und ballern schön verrotteten Death Metal. Anzutesten auf unserer Zeltbühne.
http://www.party-san.de
LIVE BURIAL _ “ FORCED BACK TO LIFE”  UNRELENTING OLD-SCHOOL DEATH DOOM METAL FROM UK! FOR FANS OF ASPHYX, PESTILENCE AND OLD PARADISE LOST ERA!
Death Metal sollte sich vor allem dadurch auszeichnen, dass er Roh, verrottet und bitter ist. Genau diese Vorgabe haben sich LIVE BURIAL aus England (Newcastle upon Tyne) gegeben.
Das Debutalbum „Forced Back to Live“ erscheint nun auf Dunkelheit Produktionen! Schwerer Death Metal, dessen Verwandtschaft zum Death/Doom und Sludge noch in Grundzügen erkennbar geblieben ist: präsenter Bass und räudige Riffs reißen euch aus dem Leben in das geschaufelte Grab!
LIVE BURIAL erschaffen eine einzigartige Atmosphäre und eine Stimmung welche man nur in Erinnerungen der alten 90er finden kann! Ein rasendes Riff jagt das nächste, Drums schlagen nieder wie Peitschenhiebe, und eine Stimme die den Platz der Toten mit den Lebenden tauschen lässt! LIVE BURIAL haben ein Potential, das die Szene aufhorchen lassen wird. So und nicht anders hat Death Metal zu klingen!
Aufgenommen wurde das Album in den First Avenue Studios (Newcastle upon Tyne, Großbritannien) von Dave Curle (SATAN, BLITZKRIEG, etc). Abgemischt wurde das Album zudem von Dan Lowndes in den Resonance Sound Studios (CRUCIAMENTUM) und auch der bekannte Künstler Slasher Dave (ACID WITCH) hat durch das komponieren des Intros seinen Beitrag zu diesem Album geleistet.
Wer den Sound von ASPHYX, PESTILENCE und alten PARADISE LOST verehrt, wird bei LIVE BURIAL seine rohe Neigung erfüllt sehen. Erhältlich als CD, LP und Digital Download.
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Dunkelheit Produktionen | Po Box 42 02 35 | 52037 Aachen | Germany   https://www.facebook.com/dunkelheitprod
DAS SCHEIT sind keine Unbekannten mehr.  Seit nunmehr 20 Jahren gibt es die Band aus Hessen nun schon. Dieses Jubiläum wurde im März mit dem Album "A DARKER KIND OF BLACK" gefeiert.
Auf "A Darker Kind Of Black" geht es musikalisch wieder zurück zu den Wurzeln der Band. Wer sich früher bei Clint’s Vokalperformance angenehm an die boshaftesten Zeiten von Marilyn Manson erinnert fühlte, der darf sich freuen: Er keift wieder. Er krächzt wieder. Aber nicht nur. „Goodbye To Tonight“ etwa addiert flüstern und emotionalen Cleangesang.
Zu "Goodbye To Tonight" gibt es nun ein dunkel-schönes Video, das wir Euch nicht vorenthalten wollen:
 
https://youtu.be/axPpe8idNI4
www.das-scheit.de
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Gordeon Music - Zelterstraße 8 - 10439 Berlin    info@gordeonmusic.de
DECEMBRE NOIR – Video zu „The Forsaken Earth“ online! Die thüringische Death/Doom Ausnahmeband DECEMBRE NOIR präsentieren anlässlich ihrer am Samstag stattfindenden Show beim Wave Gotik Treffen in Leipzig, ein brandneues Video zum Song "The Forsaken Earth". Zu finden ist dieser auf ihrem 2014'er Debüt Album "A Discouraged Believer".
Dieses Video ist gleichzeitig auch Startschuss zu vielen geplanten Konzerten anlässlich ihres neuen fulminanten Albums, das  am 12.08.2016 , direkt zu ihrer Show beim Party San Open Air über FDA Rekotz erscheint.
Hier geht´s zum Video zu „The Forsaken Earth“:
 
https://youtu.be/DeIQ16uCvOE
http://www.decembre-noir.de     https://www.facebook.com/DecembreNoir
KING OF ASGARD kündigen :TAUDR: via Trollmusic an! Mit Freude und Stolz verkünden wir, dass die schwedische Band KING OF ASGARD einen Pakt mit Trollmusic geschlossen hat. Im Juni werden die Vorkämpfer des Nordic Metal mit frisch verstärkter Mannschaft :taudr: mit Magnus „Devo“ Andersson (Marduk) im Endarker Studio aufnehmen. Die Veröffentlichung auf Vinyl und CD ist für den Herbst avisiert.
„Die Band ist durch eine Zeit des Wandels an allen Ecken und Enden gegangen“, reflektiert Bassist Jonas Albrektsson. „Nach einer dringend nötigen Pause und einigen Monaten der Stille kehren wir nun mit neuem Blut in unseren Reihen, einigen epischen Songs im Gepäck und mit einem neuen Label im Rücken zurück. Wir wollen endlich wieder angreifen – und zwar aus einer für KING OF ASGARD ungewohnten Richtung. Wir haben mit der Unterstützung unserer Fans und Partner perfekte Jahre hinter uns, und ich bin mir sicher, dass auch unsere neuen Hymnen auf Anklang stoßen werden. :taudr: wird somit ein neues Kapitel in der Geschichte von KING OF ASGARD eröffnen, in welchem wir uns noch tiefer in Dunkelheit epischen Ausmaßes stürzen.“
KING OF ASGARD haben bislang drei Alben veröffentlicht und treten im Sommer auf dem Ragnard Rock Festival (Frankreich) und als Headliner auf dem Thorhammerfest in Brasilien (!) auf. Der Song „Einherjar“ vom Debut-Album „Fi'mbulvintr“ gilt derweil fast schon als Klassiker im Nordischen (Folk Black) Metal.
https://www.facebook.com/kingofasgard/
MANZER (France) - 'BEYOND THE IRON PORTAL' : Genre - Old School Black Metal : Manzer return with their second full length album of their illustrious career this year, honing their special craft and establishing their brand of 'Pictavian black metal' around the world even more firmly. The album clearly is a tour de force, an outstanding effort which sees the band playing with the concept of black metal and giving it a new classic twist but keeping it within the fringes of the style. It's first wave black metal elaborated upon with heavy metal elements. It's rendered extremely potent and effective, not to mention downright refreshing. The French band are setting new standards and changing perceptions of the style, and it's easy to see how - their music is virtually the antithesis of something that's supposed to be extremely raw and minimalist. Manzer, who are vaguely comparable to a black metal counterpart of Deceased, eschew the typical trappings of the genre and go for the classic method of writing anthemic, semi-melodic, structured and immaculately concocted compositions replete with blazing solos, harmonies, tons of tempo changes, backed with a vigorous drum performance and unique vocals provided by the main man Shaxul.
Album Line-up: 
Shaxul - Vocals, Drums
Fëarann - Bass, Backing Vocals
Hylde - Guitars
Track list: 
1.    Open the Portal
2.    Torment of the Strix
3.    Veisalgia Damnation
4.    Prepare Your Soul to Die
5.    890
6.    Màetre é Cunpagnun
7.    Nuclear Necropolis
8.    Semen Goddess    
9.    Beyond the Iron Portal
10.  Hard Metal Jackhammer
Official Manzer Site
Official Legion of Death Site
Thanks!  Kunal Choksi  Owner/Label head/Artist Transcending Obscurity - webzine, record label and PR company   www.tometal.com     www.facebook.com/transcendingobscurity
We are proud to inform you about our new release! STORTREGN - “SINGULARITY” out May 27 . In almost 45 minutes, “Singularity” will haunt you evoking your darkest spirits, your most forbidden truths. And when you want to scream for mercy, you realize you'll be begging for more.
Stortregn is a Black/Death metal band formed in Switzerland in 2005. After recording their first demo in 2007, they recorded Devoured By Oblivion, their first EP, which garnered a lot of attention and positive reviews. 
In autumn 2010, having toured Cuba, Stortregn recorded their first album, Uncreation, which was released in June 2011 under Great Dane Records (FR). The release of the second album, Evocation Of Light, by Great Dane Records (FR) and Apocalyptic Art (GER) in September 2013, was followed by an Eastern European tour and a French tour in 2014. In 2015, they played at Wacken Festival, as finalists of the Wacken Metal Battle Switzerland. 
While they started by taking influence of the Nordic Black Metal scene, they are expanding their vision and sound into a more contemporary era. Greatly appreciated for their music, even more so for their live shows, consisting of a mix of pig’s blood, charging riffs and blast beats, delivered with a relentless energy. With nearly 100 gigs including 3 tours (Cuba , Eastern countries and France), Stortregn has become inevitable in the world of Swiss black/death metal.
After many changes, the formation has stabilised and the current line-up consists of Romain Negro on vocals and guitar, Johan Smith on lead guitars, Duran Bathija on bass guitar and Samuel Jakubec on drums. 
With their new upcoming album “Singularity”, which includes prestigious guests apparances and the artistic mastery of Juanjo Castellano, the band brings back the agressiveness into the metal world.
“Singularity”, is a further step towards the Abyss, taking every element to the extreme: a darker, heavier and far more intense monument than ever before.
featuring the following guests:
Steffen Kummer: (Obscura, Thulcandra)
Ville Viljanen: (Mors Principium Est)
Simon Girard: (Beyond Creation)
Vladimir Cochet: (Mirrorthrone, Unholy Matrimony, Weeping Birth)
The artwork and layout was done by: Juanjo Castellano
A prime example of frightening savagery, amazing musical execution, and excellent songwriting.
A ritual aiming to spread its venomous perversion into year-end top 10 charts.
Best regards, Ricardo Gelok
Non Serviam Records  De Wierde 2   9901 ET Appingedam  The Netherlands     http://www.facebook.com/nonserviamrecords
Polish one-man black metal act ZØRORMR, have teamed up with No Clean Singing to debut their new track "The Adversary". The song is from the forthcoming EP THE AFTERMATH, which will be released on June 10th from Via Nocturna. 
No Clean Singing stated that the track "Features a jolting verse riff mixed with waves of bleak tremolo melody and absolutely seething vocal vitriol. At the heart of the song is a gripping, beautiful guitar solo that contrasts with the mauling (but infectious) ferocity that surrounds it."
Listen to "The Adversary" here:  
http://www.nocleansinging.com/2016/05/04/an-ncs-premiere-zorormr-the-adversary/
Pre-order The Aftermath here: 
 http://store.vianocturna.com/zorormr-the-aftermath-mcd-p-999.html
About ZØRORMR:
ZØRORMR was born at the turn of 2009/2010 on the ruins of a dark ambient project IA Serpentor. During the winter of 2010 in the obscure walls of the Vatican Cellars Studio,  ZØRORMR recorded its debut album  “Kval” - a mixture of neoclassical, dark ambient and raw, basement black metal.  The album was released in 2010 d by Via Nocturna Records, and in Germany and Russia in 2011 by Sturmglanz Black Metal Manufaktur. 
 Less than two years after the premiere of "Kval" ZØRORMR began recording their second album  "IHS". This time the drum machine was replaced with a real drummer. Guests who joined the recording process included  Cezar (CHRIST AGONY) and Shadow (BLACK ALTAR).
The third album by ZØRORMR entitled “Corpus Hermeticum” brought this project to another level. Released on February 22 of 2015 by Via Nocturna and limited to 500 copies the album sold out within 6 months after its release. Recorded in various locations like the world renowned Hertz Studio of Wieslawski Brothers and mixed by Arek “Malta” Malczewski famous for his work with BEHEMOTH the album exceeded the project's previous efforts. Also, the album had guest stars Mike Wead (KING DIAMOND, MERCYFUL FATE) on the title track and Hal (VADER) on “In the Mouth of Madness”. A re-release of the album is planned for Russia and CIS countries exclusively by More Hate Productions in May 2016.
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GEBRECHLICHKEIT – “APHORISMEN DER ANGST”  Genre:  Black Metal : For more then 10 years the one man black metal band „Gebrechlichkeit“ from Hannover, Germany exists.
“Chaos”, the initator of this abomination released 5 Albums so far. All of them showing his musical diversity, in whcihc he presents his creation;
A mixture of morbid art, out of spite with relentless melodies, which it is each time a different. Not only that he presented at the records the versatility of its instruments, all of which was played by himself also his innovative style called “plague ´n ´roll”.
This sinister construct was rounded by chosen live musicians, who put together the black torch on stage an offer an unforgottable event.
“Gebrechlichkeit” provide a perfidious stage show to exclusive concerts in selected localities.
A Concert of this Horde si the audience for long time in memory.
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Gebrechlichkeit/112500632176543
San Francisco Bay Area darkness-obsessed DIY indie label Sentient Ruin Laboratories and Neurot Recordings are extremely proud and honored to announce the release of END OF MIRRORS the magnificent new album by San Francisco Bay Area-based dark punk/deathrock supergroup ALARIC.
Claustrophobic, gloomy, and epically grandiose, End of Mirrors is the mesmerizing and towering comeback by this recently reunited San Francisco Bay Area-based neo-deathrock superband formed by members of Noothgrush, Pins of Light, and Cross Stitched Eyes. Gloriously gloomy, unbelievably moving, and timelessly dark,  End Of Mirrors provides an emotional and deeply physical journey through inky, blackened sonic murk, devoid of all hope. Influenced by the likes of Christian Death, Killing Joke, Amebix and early Neurosis, Alaric's new album is a crushing dark punk opera that will haunt your soul, an instant classic for a new dark age. Alaric began their voyage in 2008 with an eye toward creating moody and compelling music unlike any other, that would seamlessly sew together a daunting sonic arabesque made of desolate and heart-splitting deathrock, gloomy and drooping post-punk, and a tension and hopelessness akin only to certain moods found in the most disinheriting doom metal aesthetics. 
In streaming the track Angel CVLT Nation has labeled End of Mirrors as "a magnificent aural monolith to gloom" and "and amazing deathrock masteripiece", while No Clean Singing in streaming the title track defined the album "expansive in the way that it haunts you." 
End of Mirrors will be releaed on May 6 with the cassette tape version coming from Sentient Ruin (pre-orders here), while the LP, CD, and digital versions will arrive through none other than the mighty Neurot Recordings.
SEE THE FULL PRESS RELEASE WITH TRACK STREAMS AND ALL RELEASE INFO
STREAM THE ENTIRE ALBUM AT REVOLVER MAGAZINE
ALARIC - End of Mirrors
01. Demon
02. Wreckage
03. Mirror
04. Adore
05. The Shrinking World
06. End of Mirrors
07. Angel
Kindest Regards, Sentient Ruin Laboratories Tapes & Maelstrom from the Depths. Oakland, California Sentienruin.com
THE BEAST OF NOD – “ARRIVAL” Genre:  Death Metal : With the release of their second EP Arrival, The Beast of Nod (Boston, MA, USA) shows growth in technicality and composition while continuing their onslaught of aggression and groove with songs like "Cephalopod of Doom" and "Hyperanal Hemorrhaging."  The band brings a style of death metal that encompasses a blend of old and new school styles, is bolstered by progressive elements, and is pinned together with ripping guitar solos and driving rhythm. Given that the guitarist Görebläster Körpse-härvest Lunden is a Ph.D. student in atomic physics and the singer Paul studied biology and chemistry, it makes sense that scientific influences are found in both the music and the lyrics.
https://www.facebook.com/TheBeastOfNod
ABSCENDENT – “ DECAYING HUMAN CONDITION”  Genre:  DEATH METAL : Abscendent is a Thrash/Death Metal Band from Fondi (LT), active in Rome, founded in 2013. They recorded their first full lenght, Decaying Human Condition, at 16th Cellar Studio (Fleshgod Apocalypse, Hour of Penance, Eyeconoclast) in 2015. Their style is a lethal mix of classic and modern elements of Thrash and Death metal, sometimes fast and aggressive, sometimes technical and articulated. FOR ALL FANS OF Death, Exodus, Lamb of God
https://www.facebook.com/Abscendent/
BLACK VOMIT RECORDS,staying away from current trends of the so called black metal "scene" and always stuck with the quality and originality of the inventors, is proud to announce the collaboration with APOLION'S GENOCIDE for the release of their complete discography dating from '92 to '96 on VINYL. APOLION'S GENOCIDE, one of the most CULT and EXTREME black metal bands hailing from the depths of Colombia were formed in '91 and have been unique and exceptional from day one, since they did not follow the more CHAOTIC death/thrash direction of their fellow countrymen (PARABELLUM,REENCARNACION,BLASFEMIA etc);instead they followed the more ABYSSIC and MYSTICAL sound of European black metal bands like SAMAEL, ROTTING CHRIST, NECROMANTIA, VARATHRON, BEHERIT, a pretty rare and uncommon decision in Latin America back in the early '90s.Brutal-death metal oriented vocals,Memorable mid tempo riffs,Atmospheric keyboards, ALL THE CHARACTERISTICS OF THE SO CALLED "MEDITERRANEAN" SOUND ARE THERE- A TRADEMARK OF THE EARLY '90s BLACK METAL The '92-'96 Discography LP contains the "Promo Tape" '92, the "Olupicsid Nu A Anendro Sathanas" Demo '94, the "Selaicnetsixe Samgidarap" Demo '96. STRICTLY LIMITED to 200 copies.
SAMPLE:
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I_BGEmAql6A
ORDER YOUR COPY at:  http://blackvomitrecords.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=10&products_id=1790
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San Francisco Bay Area darkness-obsessed DIY indie label Sentient Ruin Laboratories is extremely proud and honored to announce the release of SKIN ON GLASS - the debut demo by devastating San Francisco Bay Area-based one man Death Metal/Sludge enigma LEATHER GLOVE.
Leather Glove is a new one-man death/sludge metal/crust violence machine masterminded by renowned San Francisco Bay Area-based sound engineer Greg Wilkinson of Earhammer Studios in Oakland. Throughout the years Greg has consolidated himself both as leading force behind the sound and vision of now legendary heavy albums he recorded and engineered by bands like Noothgrush, Atriarch, Pallbearer, Vastum, Iron Lung, Lycus, Graves At Sea, High On Fire, etc., and as a pioneer in the local Bay Area underground heavy music scene, having played, starting as early as in the late 90's, in such notable Bay Area bands as Laudanum, Graves At Sea, I Will Kill You Fucker, and currently being the long lasting leader, bassist, and vocalist of the mighty Brainoil and the guitarist of grind/powerviolence juggernauts Deathgrave. Debuting with the Skin On Glass Demo, his frst release as Leather Glove, Greg's solo music comes to life as a bestial and dismal amalgamation of many of his long-lasting musical infuences, ranging from Autopsy, Coffins and Noothgrush, to Corrupted, Bolt Thorwer, and Doom - materializing an aural onslaught of abrasive, barbaric, and heavy as fuck old-school death metal riffs, sludgy, punishing crust punk-infuenced rhythms, and cavernous caveman growls.
When streaming the colossal release closer Conduit to Misery, CVLT Nation has labeled Leather Glove's music as "a massive and snarling amalgamation of all his primary death metal, sludge, and crust punk influences", and "a bloodthirsty death/sludge metal beast that will not relent in front of anything as it deploys its viscous attack on the listener", and calling it in the end "a sonic punishment that will be hard to forget".
LEATHER GLOVE's Skin On Glass Demo drops on May 20 2016 - and can now be pre-ordered on our
 
Bandcamp.
LEATHER GLOVE – “ Skin On Glass Demo”
01. Skin On Glass
02. Rods of Steel
03. Conduit to Misery
Sentient Ruin Laboratories Tapes & Maelstrom from the Depths. Oakland, California
 
Sentienruin.com
Finnish Black Metallers MUSTA MESSIAS have released their self-titled debut EP on Rotten Vomit Records. The EP is available on Pro Tape format and limited to only 100 copies!  Stream the EP in its entirety and/or purchase it at the link below. https://mustamessias.bandcamp.com/releases
MUSTA MESSIAS captures the essence of the mid-90s by composing black metal in the vein of those that did it in all those dark rehearsal dungeons. Through intuition and vision with no purpose to please, the mission is only death. The EP's three songs serve as cold manifestations of hatred and blasphemies unleashed upon mankind. The words of poison are meant to glorify the serpent down below. As we are none, we are the faceless. 
Worshippers of death may raise their hands, the spirit of beast shall descent upon them!
Stream "Sotaan" on Youtube:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cdlGiodI1ns
Track List:
1. Hän on kääntänyt katseensa sinusta pois  07:51
2. Sotaan  05:34
3. Hälle joka varjoissa kulkee  06:09
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DECEASED (US) - 'FEARLESS UNDEAD MACHINES' (2016)  :  Genre - Death/Thrash Metal : 'Fearless Undead Machines' is one of the landmark albums in the thrash/death metal style. While the first two Deceased albums were great, this one just took the band to another level altogether. The surreal zombie concept was phenomenally well done and executed; each of the songs reek of that dread and pensive heart-throbbing atmosphere. The solos continue to be incredibly memorable and inspiring, the vocals shudder with that rare horror-themed conviction, the drumming remains brisk and vibrant throughout, while the guitarists paint a thrilling image of the post-apocalyptic zombie-infested world with some of the most sublime riffs any metalhead will ever hear. Few albums have come close to the ambitious storytelling skills and majesty of this one. Even fewer sound as fresh and exciting a couple of decades later. This is a veritable classic. 
The original artwork and sound have been retained on this official reissue authorized by King Fowley, and contains special liner notes and pictures that weren't present in the first pressing. Experience an unforgettable classic in its original glory all over again. 
This is the second release on the new sub-label, Transcending Obscurity Classics, after Greek death/crust metal band Abyssus' release 'Once Entombed' released recently this year.
Album Line-up: 
Mike Smith - Guitars
King Fowley -  Vocals, Drums
Les Snyder - Bass
Mark Adams - Guitars
Artwork - Wes Benscoter 
Layout (reissue) - Kunal Choksi
Track list: 
1.    The Silent Creature    
2.    Contamination    
3.    Fearless Undead Machines
4.    From the Ground They Came
5.    Night of the Deceased    
6.    Graphic Repulsion
7.    Mysterious Research
8.    Beyond Science    
9.    Unhuman Drama    
10.    The Psychic    
11.    Destiny    
Specially commissioned artwork made by none other than Mark Riddick for this release - 
Transcending Obscurity (International) Bandcamp (Pre-orders are ON!)
Transcending Obscurity Official Site
Transcending Obscurity Facebook
Transcending Obscurity YouTube Channel

Thanks as always!  Kunal Choksi
  Owner/Label head/Artist Transcending Obscurity - webzine, record label and PR company   
www.tometal.com      www.facebook.com/transcendingobscurity
Southern California's GHOULGOTHA have re-emerged from the depths with the release of TO STARVE THE CROSS. The band's 2015 debut - The Deathmass Cloak - was praised by critics for its demented revisioning of doom-infused, old-school death metal. To Starve the Cross sees Ghoulgotha twist an already abstract reality into forms never before experienced.
Cvlt Nation, in response to the release of The Deathmass Cloak, said it was time to "posers the door." To Starve the Cross is the 10-headed beast ready to devour those who didn't heed that warning. This album, simply put, is a masterpiece of atonal and dissonant death metal delivered straight from the warped mind of Wayne Sarantopoulos (Decrepitaph, Encoffination, et. al).  
The band has posted a video for album track  "The Sulfur Age" at this location.
To Starve the Cross was mixed and mastered by Damian Herring at Subterranean Watchtower Studios with artwork by Mattias Frisk. Dark Descent will unleash this monster June 13 on CD and digital formats with vinyl treatment coming soon after.
www.facebook.com/ghoulgotha666    www.darkdescentrecords.com    darkdescentrecords.bandcamp.com
SEEDNA (Sweden) - 'FORLORN' (2016)   Genre - Atmospheric Black Metal : Seedna from Sweden are changing the perception of the black metal genre. They've crafted a beautiful full length album that's intuitively tempered with harsh as well as soothing moments, taking influences from outside the genre but blending it in flawlessly. The 'hourglass' on the cover symbolizes the continuation of life after death; the album is strangely nostalgic yet refreshing, as if we're getting back memories of a past birth. There's the familiarity of the black metal genre but a tingling sense of freshness to it, which makes you want to experience it to the fullest, live life all over again. The album, with its well-timed alternating interludes, only embraces you completely, as you begin to lose track of time and reality. This one shatters the binding norms and creates music that elevates the soul to new realms. Almost akin to a spiritual journey, 'Forlorn' is full of revelations, as you go unprepared but expecting perchance a life-redeeming experience, one that will bring you closer to the attainment of nirvana. 
Album Line-up:
Olle: Vocals and Ritual Instruments 
Erik: Bass 
Gabriel: Guitar 
Johan: Drums 
Max: Guitar
Track list:
1. Hourglass 
2. Wander
 
STREAM 
3. Passage 
4. Frozen 
5. Eternal 
6. Abyss 
7. O 
Transcending Obscurity (International) Bandcamp (Pre-orders are ON!)
Transcending Obscurity Official Site
Seedna Facebook
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Transcending Obscurity YouTube Channel

Many thanks in advance! Kunal Choksi Owner/Label head/Artist
  Transcending Obscurity - webzine, record label and PR company  
www.tometal.com     www.facebook.com/transcendingobscurity
Hello!  NATVRE'S- occult black metal band from Greece looking for a label, for last or future album. The last album was released through band's BandCamp on December 2015, + ltd CD-R edition through Clean Head Productions, and the new album will be released on early of 2017.
You can listen entire album here -  https://natvresbm.bandcamp.com/album/wrath
Natvre's formed in the autumn of 2014. The ruins of a band that followed more and more the underground way of sound was the foundation. Black metal is the way we choose to show what timelessness means to us, how in our opinion the extreme music should be and how the expression of our interiority and unsociability should imprint in music. We scorn every trend that makes music conservative and that comes through our opposition against the production and composition standards but with total respect to the B.M. past that was there to do the same.
https://www.facebook.com/natvres/
WITCH VOMIT (US) - 'A SCREAM FROM THE TOMB BELOW'  Genre - Filthy Death Metal : Members of the grime-ridden death metal deities Torture Rack and Smut get together to create one more grotesque masterpiece under the name of Witch Vomit. This one is even darker and more primal; it was as if this was their members' true calling all along. They conjure up the twisted and morbid spirits of bands like Autopsy, Blood, Infester, Convulse, Incantation, Bolt Thrower, Carnage and Grave, and concoct music that's incredibly dark and fetid. The music is an exercise in throbbing, pulsating death metal that will scar your soul and turn it inside out. The intent is malicious and evil, the air is rife with a sewer-like stench, and the music is darker than your past. Witch Vomit could very well be this year's underground death metal highlight - they do everything right by the established underground standards, and foul it up some more, just for that extra repulsive value. 
Album Line-up: 
Filth -  Drums
Tempter - Guitars, Vocals
J.G. - Bass
Track list: 
1.    Ripped from the Crypt
2.    Screams from Purgatory
3.    The Tomb    
4.    Below the Dirt    
5.    Witch Cunt    
6.    Primal Rite of Death
7.    Torn from Life    
8.    Twisted Altar of Sin
Memento Mori Official Site
Memento Mori Facebook
Witch Vomit Official Facebook
Thanks very much!
  Kunal Choksi  Owner/Label head/Artist Transcending Obscurity - webzine, record label and PR company   
www.tometal.com    www.facebook.com/transcendingobscurity
We’ve already been in touch to let you know that British black metal kings THUS DEFILED will be digitally releasing, for the first time, two long since sold out EPs – A DARKER BEAUTY AND FIRE SERPENT DAWN – both remastered by front man Paul C to sound more powerful than ever. For some fans though, a digital release was never going to be enough...
The band have heard the cries of the faithful and today we can announce that the remastered versions of both A Darker Beauty and Fire Serpent Dawn will be combined and released in one stunning physical package, under the title An Unhallowed Legacy. The lavish ancient grimoire packaging is as breathtaking as the savage hymns held within. Recalling the grandeur of Venom’s At War With Satan, this is no ordinary CD release – but then Thus Defiled are no ordinary band...
A special promotional video clip has been released to accompany this prestigious release and that can be viewed below.
It’s time to walk beyond the seventh circle of fire once again, in the company of one of the greatest black metal bands this island has ever produced. Thus Defiled have returned and the pretenders’ days are numbered. An Unhallowed Legacy is a fitting testament to a band that has commanded incredible reviews since their birth in 1992, found the ear - and radio airplay - of legendary DJ John Peel (of the eponymous Peel Sessions) and joined artists such as Black Sabbath on an album covering the UK's rich occult musical heritage.
The album is released on 6-6-16, but pre-orders are being taken now at this location:
  
http://thusdefiled.co.uk/new-release.html
Additional information:  http://imperativepr.co.uk/artist-thus-defiled2.html
Chris & Paul Imperative PR
SAD THEORY – “VÉRMINA AUDIOCLASTIA PÓSTUMA”  Genre:  Death Metal : Sad Theory is a brazilian death metal band formed in 1998 in Curitiba, Brazil. It had its first stint from 1998 to 2008 when four studio albums were recorded: "The Lady and the Torch" (2002), "A Madrigal of Sorrow" (2004), "Biomechanical" (2006) and "Descrítica Patológica" (2008). In this period, the band achieved local notoriety with its disticntive blend of genres as well as its lyrical content, which focused on literature, poetry and other forms of art. The band performed regularly until disabanded in 2008, an event that delayed the release of their 4th album by four years.
After an hiatus of seven years, the band returned as a duo, with Claudio "Guga" Rovel continuing as singer, with Alysson Irala in charge of all compositions and instrumentations. They released "Vérmina Audioclastia Póstuma" (2015). For the album, the duo used a drum machine, and asked Irala's student and longtime band fan Daniel Franco to share lyrical duties with Guga. Soon after the album recording, Daniel Franco joined as a full member, playing bass guitar.
"Vérmina Audioclastia Póstuma" is a conceptual album that describes the journey of an unnamed protagonist from full health through illness to death. Its lyrics are in portuguese as it was with its fourth album. It draws from a scale used in medicine to assess the patient's health state (Karnofsky). The band also used in the album's lyrics a full poem of brazilian 19th century simbolist poet João da Cruz e Sousa - "Tédio".
Presently, they are in the process of completing their line-up for resuming live concerting. Also they are already in studio, recording its sixth installment, planning to release it by the second semester of 2016.
https://www.facebook.com/sadtheory
We are pleased to be able to bring you word of the imminent release of THE DROWNING’S MAGNIFICENT new album, SENESCENT SIGNS. After five years of silence the band are set to unveil their latest monument to doom and despair on June 3rd, through Casket Music.
Senescent Signs is an album without weaknesses, with each song offering something magical in its wandering guitar melodies, staggeringly heavy riffs, bleak atmospheres and mesmerising structures. These songs retain the gravitas and power of the past, but with an atmosphere of sadness, an aching grief and waves of melancholy that have rarely been heard before. New vocalist Matt Small has stepped into the void left by long-standing front man James Moore, bringing an unprecedented edge of raw emotion to The Drowning’s sombre sound and the band have responded by creating the heaviest, yet most beautiful, album to bear their name.
This is not just another doom/death album. This is the sound of a band coming into their full power, realising their full potential and creating something very special indeed.
Prepare to be swept away by the flood. Prepare for the irresistible power of The Drowning.
Further information & images:
http://imperativepr.co.uk/artist-the-drowning.html
Chris & Paul Imperative PR
MHÖNOS _ “MISERERE NOSTRI “  Genre:  Doom Metal  : Music is an obscure and ambiguous discipline, whom forms reflect in full light the mysteries of the soul. As most of the art forms, it deals with the paradox of the materialization of thoughts, feelings and beliefs. It reveals what is hidden, dives deep in the depths of mind, and bring back its ghosts to the surface for everyone to see.
And this is what Mhönos’ music is: a slow drowning, an immersion, a quest and a profession of faith. It seeks and evokes ghosts of times forgotten, horrors of a religious nature and the subsequent human fears and beliefs. A droning litany of pain from souls fallen from grace. Choirs, strings and percussions used to evoke a tenebrous mysticism and summon an impure state of trance amongst the believers.
This French congregation saw the light in 2009 and quickly created its own cult. Limited releases and stunning live performances (that should NOT be mistaken with regular “concerts”) gathered an audience of curious fanatics, and made Mhönos a spearhead of everything disturbing, audacious and true in the fields of black arts.
After having released their first effort, “Miserere Nostri”, on tape in 2014, Zanjeer Zani is proud to give it a new incarnation on cd format. A noble digisleeve with enhanced artwork limited to 500 copies to spread the Gospel of graceful filth.
In this world of pain and shit, the divine misery is our only escape. Flagellate yourself, burn incense and pray, for the Day of Revelation comes close!
https://www.facebook.com/Mh%C3%B6nos-153003594761766/?ref=ts&fref=ts
WOLFPACK 44 (US) - 'THE SCOURGE' : Genre - Filthy Death Metal : Star-studded metal band Wolfpack 44 are back with a new album after creating an uproar with their first album. Their brand of black metal is laced with industrial touches, forward-thinking experimentation, and all round demented improvisations. Founder and member of The Electric Hellfire Club, Ricktor Ravensbruck, teams up with Julian Xes of Kult ov Azazel to create an invigorating, pulsating and sizzling form of extreme metal that's shaking the foundation of the style. Featuring high profile guest appearances from members of Dark Funeral (Lord Ahriman and Chaq Mol), Demonic Christ (Dana Duffey), Jinx Dawson (Coven), and also The Electric Hellfire Club (Rev Thomas Thorn), the album is unique in its vision as well as execution. It's a new breed of metal music propagating the satanic sounds and Wolfpack 44 are leading the way over here. 'The Scourge' will go down as an unforgettable album this year, what with its distinct, bold riffing and experimentation, not to mention the vicious brain-altering hooks and catchy choruses. Deadlight Entertainment is playing with fire over here.   
Album Line-up: 
Ravensbrück: guitars, bass, electronics 
Xes: vocals, guitars 
Sorath: live bass 
Grandier: live drums 
Track list: 
1.    The Wolf is Loose - Intro
2.    The Black March
3.    Rituale Romanum (ft. Dana Duffey from Demonic Christ)
4.    Dark Mountain (ft. Rev Thomas Thorn from The Electric Hellfire Club)
5.    Chamber of Nightmares (ft. Lord Ahriman and Chaq Mol from Dark Funeral)
6.    The 18th Enochian Key
7.    By Serpents Beguiled
8.    To the Devil a Daughter (ft. Jinx Dawson from Coven)
9.    Iron Dream
10.  The Enemy Below (ft. Rev Thomas Thorn from The Electric Hellfire Club)
Deadlight Entertainment Bandcamp
Deadlight Entertainment Official Site
Deadlight Entertainment Facebook
Wolfpack 44 Facebook
Thanks very much!
  Kunal Choksi  Owner/Label head/Artist Transcending Obscurity - webzine, record label and PR company   
www.tometal.com    www.facebook.com/transcendingobscurity
CLAWHAMMER ABORTION - “SLAUGHTER CAMPAIGN”  Genre:  Death Metal : At the end of 2015, the drummer Josue Mejia left the band to pursue other interests and Clawhammer Abortion entered the studio to begin recording their second full length release, "Slaughter Campaign." Returning to the original studio formula implemented on the "Sawblade" EP, the band forged ahead creatively drawing on worldwide turmoil for inspiration. The culmination of these efforts is yet another varied, unique, raw, and powerful album of crushing death metal featuring the oppressive track "Cannibalized", the blast frenzy of "You Must Burn", as well as the scorching title track, a live favorite.
https://www.facebook.com/clawhammerabortion
Italian Black Death metallers GRIMNESS are streaming the reissue of their debut album here:  https://soundcloud.com/user-563235565/sets/grimness-a-decade-of-disgust-full-album
"A DECADE OF DISGUST"
, celebrating 10 years and more of activities with six bonus tracks, has been released by The Goatmancer Records on May 2nd, 2016 and available here:  http://amzn.to/1scw1aS
https://www.facebook.com/TheGoatmancer
ETHEREAL RIFFIAN - "I AM. DEATHLESS"  Genre:  Psychedelic Doom / Stoner : Ukrainian spiritualized rockers Ethereal Riffian bring a newly formulated expression of psychedelic music, with their vibrant and burgeoning stoner / doom sound. With their new EP “I AM. Deathless” released in association with Robustfellow Prods., Ethereal Riffian shows once again that we witness a truly unique band that delivers unique experiences like no other!
Just sit back and join this timeless and soulful musical adventure full of magic and heavy riffage.
https://www.facebook.com/etherealriffian/
Decibel Magazine is streaming the newest album from Montreal's PHOBOCOSM ahead of its May 13 release on Dark Descent Records.  The band's second full-length, BRINGER OF DROUGHT is an exploration into uncharted darkness. A deeper and more intense experience than its 2014 predecessor, the album features 35 minutes of soul-reaping, doom-infused death.  
PHOBOCOSM says the album is the next logical step in the band's evolution.
"Musically, it opened up a lot of possibilities for us and we cannot wait to see where it will take us on our next album. One thing's for sure: darkness, chaos and pain will remain the main inspiration behind our music." 
This four track beast was mixed and mastered by Colin Marston. 
Stream Bringer of Drought in its entirety  HERE. 
www.phobocosm.com    www.darkdescentrecords.com    darkdescentrecords.bandcamp.com     www.facebook.com/DarkDescentRecords 
Romanian Melodic Death Metal combo FALSE REALITY premieres THE SILENCE WITHIN, the first track to preface the release of their debut album, End of Eternity, scheduled to be out this Autumn via Loud Rage Music. An emotional, atmospheric, and at the same time intense and abrasive incursion into the band’s own reality through 7 long tracks that will crown the band’s long and troubled career, End of Eternity will be the perfect choice for fans of Amorphis, Orphaned Land or Moonspell. 
Stream The Silence Within on SoundCloud (
https://soundcloud.com/loud-rage-music/false-reality-the-silence-within ) or YouTube ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M8KirPvwM5g ).
False Reality
www.falsereality.ro    www.facebook.com/FalseRealityBand    www.youtube.com/user/falserealityro
Loud Rage Music
http://www.loudragemusic.com/    http://loudragemusic.bandcamp.com/
Russian Black/Death Metallers GREY HEAVEN FALL have released the "Tranquility in a Black Room" official video. The video is a visual reflection of the song "Tranquility of the Possessed" from the album BLACK WISDOM.  Check out the video at:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aaQKN5jlNVU
Black Wisdom was released October 30, 2015 on Aesthetics of Devastation.This is the 
Sounds of the sacred Death. Madness, black blood and gray sorrow. Stream and/or purchase the album at  https://aestheticsofdevastation.bandcamp.com/album/black-wisdom
The CD can also be purchased at  http://aesthetics-of-devastation.com/music.html
Black Wisdom Track List:
1. The Lord is Blissful in Grief
2. Spirit of Oppression
3. To the Doomed Sons of Earth
4. Sanctuary of Cut Tongues
5. Tranquility of the Possessed
6. That Nail in a Heart
www.facebook.com/greyheavenfall    http://aesthetics-of-devastation.com/     www.facebook.com/aes.of.d
EVIL REBORN (Venezuela) - 'THRONE OF INSANITY' Genre - Death Metal : Venezuelan death metal band Evil Reborn have probably released the best meat and potatoes death metal album of the year. Fans of pummeling, catchy and extremely rifftastic death metal are going to eat out of their hands. This is comparable to all the 'cool' death metal bands that you grew up listening to, except that this isn't shamelessly old school and is even semi-technical to an extent. It's perfect, in other words, without veering too far into the progressive or brutal regions. Sinister, Malevolent Creation, Deicide, Monstrosity and Cannibal Corpse are all bands that come to mind when listening to Evil Reborn but they're not directly derivative to any - they just keep innovating using the best kind of ingredients. The songs on this debut full length are seriously engrossing to the extent that you lose track of time and even reality. It's just shocking to come across death metal that's so pure in essence and of the kind that just leaps at you and grabs you by the throat from the moment you press play. This bodes tremendously well for the future of death metal from Venezuela. It's masterfully done. 
Album Line-up: 
Victor Chaparro - Vocals 
Jorge Medina - Guitar 
Alfredo Herrera - Guitar 
Jesús Maneiro - Bass 
José Maneiro - Drums
Track list: 
1.    Black Dahlia         
2.    Evil Reborn         
3.    Adicción visceral         
4.    Possessed Angels         
5.    A Morbid Encounter         
6.    Destroying the Trinity         
7.    Throne of Insanity         
8.    Night Killer         
9.    Bendita malevolencia
Satanath Records Bandcamp
Satanath Records Official Site
Satanath Records Facebook
Evil Reborn Official Facebook
Many thanks! Kunal Choksi
  Owner/Label head/Artist Transcending Obscurity - webzine, record label and PR company  
www.tometal.com      www.facebook.com/transcendingobscurity
Spain's Friedhof Magazine have premiered new song "Scarlet Road" from Boundary-Pushing Metal Extremists SKIN DRONE. Stream it exclusively at this location.
Combining elements of technical extreme metal, industrial, and the avant-garde into a whirlwind of bombastic audio atrocities, Boston (MA)/Hot Springs (AR) tandem SKIN DRONE are set to release debut album EVOCATION June 14 on Bluntface Records.
The web-based duo of vocalist/multi-instrumentalist Erik Martin and multi-instrumentalist/producer Otto Kinzel have created nine songs of genre-defying metal with stories plagued by insanity and darkness on Evocation. Check out the band's brand new official video for album track "Death Sentence" by clicking on the link below.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kzyt67kM3A8
Pre-order Evocation and stream new songs "God Complex" and "Witching Hour" at:  http://skindrone.bandcamp.com/album/evocation
Track List:
1. Scarlet Road
2. God Complex
3. Death Sentence
4. Shepherd of the Damned
5. Ghost Reflection
6. City Lights
7. Witching Hour
8. Darkness Within
9. Salvation
Combining elements of technical extreme metal, industrial, and avant-garde into a whirlwind of bombastic audio atrocities. We strive to create music that surrounds itself in chaos, depravity and truth. We're not interested in your mainstream heroes, we only care about our heroes. A compliment from a true underground fan trumps the praises of an MTV/Viacom groupie everytime. Skin Drone formed in September of 2014 and features Erik Martin ( Vocals & Multi - Instrumentalist) and Otto Kinzel ( Multi - Instrumentalist & Production). Even with 1,000 miles between  us, we strive to create a brutal and complex sound that sets a soundscape for your inner most nightmares. Evocation is only the first chapter in what will become a more complex and heavier Skin Drone with each successive chapter
https://www.facebook.com/skindrone/     https://www.youtube.com/user/skindroneband        http://www.bluntfacerecords.com/     https://www.facebook.com/bluntfacerecords
SHINING TO HIT THE ROAD WITH TAAKE  AS PART OF 20TH ANNIVERSARY  YEAR EVENTS : As part of a series of live appearances to mark the band's 20th Anniversary, NIKLAS KVARFORTH's SHINING will hit the road in December along with Norwegian Black Metal titans TAAKE.  
Full details of the tour are not yet available, but confirmed routing so far is as follows:
02 Dec:  TBA, Berlin, DE
03 Dec:  Into Darkness Festival, Neushoom, Leeuwarden, NL
04 Dec:  Underworld, London, UK
08 Dec:  Kulturfabrik, Esch - sur -Alzette, LU
09 Dec:  Matrix, Bochum, DE
10 Dec,  Backstage, Munich, DE
The pairing of two such iconic bands will provide an interesting mix for fans, with SHINING's DSBM roots matched with TAAKE's Norwegian Black Metal roots.  Over the years both bands have taken the basic premises of their respective genres, and, whilst remaining true to them, have consistently kept them fresh  by expanding and experimenting,  sometimes taking them in directions that have surprised fans, but always maintaining the highest quality in terms of writing and musicianship.  Both Kvarforth and Hoest are, in fact, acknowledged to be two of the most exciting and dynamic live performers today. More  information about SHINING, can be found on Facebook at
http://www.facebook.com/shiningofficial  and on the band's website at  www.shiningasylum.com  
More information about TAAKE can be found on Facebook at
https://www.facebook.com/taakeofficial and on the band's website at http://taake.svartekunst.no/
SEEDNA (Sweden) - 'FORLORN' (2016)  Genre - Atmospheric Black Metal : Seedna from Sweden are changing the perception of the black metal genre. They've crafted a beautiful full length album that's intuitively tempered with harsh as well as soothing moments, taking influences from outside the genre but blending it in flawlessly. The 'hourglass' on the cover symbolizes the continuation of life after death; the album is strangely nostalgic yet refreshing, as if we're getting back memories of a past birth. There's the familiarity of the black metal genre but a tingling sense of freshness to it, which makes you want to experience it to the fullest, live life all over again. The album, with its well-timed alternating interludes, only embraces you completely, as you begin to lose track of time and reality. This one shatters the binding norms and creates music that elevates the soul to new realms. Almost akin to a spiritual journey, 'Forlorn' is full of revelations, as you go unprepared but expecting perchance a life-redeeming experience, one that will bring you closer to the attainment of nirvana. 
Album Line-up:
Olle: Vocals and Ritual Instruments 
Erik: Bass 
Gabriel: Guitar 
Johan: Drums 
Max: Guitar
Track list:
1. Hourglass 
2. Wander
 
STREAM 
3. Passage 
4. Frozen 
5. Eternal 
6. Abyss 
7. O 
Transcending Obscurity (International) Bandcamp (Pre-orders are ON!)
Transcending Obscurity Official Site
Seedna Facebook
Transcending Obscurity Facebook
Transcending Obscurity YouTube Channel

Many thanks in advance! Kunal Choksi Owner/Label head/Artist Transcending Obscurity - webzine, record label and PR company 
 
www.tometal.com     www.facebook.com/transcendingobscurity
Hailing from Timisoara, Romania, Looney Fucking Grinders BLUTRINĂ announce the release of their long anticipated debut album titled LOONEY FUCKIN' GRIND, release scheduled for September through Loud Rage Music. The album features 18 brutal, funny and nonconformist tracks recorded at Consonance Studio in the band's hometown, and is perfectly portrayed by the demented artwork of artist Sebastian Stancu. Two of the tracks are now available for free online streaming:
Morphing in Vitro
YouTube:
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hADSa0q72K4
SoundCloud:  https://soundcloud.com/loud-rage-music/sets/blutrina-looney-fuckin-grind
I Know Something I Won't Tell
YouTube:
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zleHlz3DkdU
SoundCloud:
https://soundcloud.com/loud-rage-music/sets/blutrina-looney-fuckin-grind
Blutrină started out in 2012 with Urmuz, Putrid and Lycan as a band wanting to have some fun while grinding out.
Heavily influenced by Looney Tunes and a number of other cartoons, they started piecing their first album together when they realised they needed Doktor Schnabel and Malphas to be able to bring the looney grind to life. The five friends ascended to their looney names, Malphas PissVocals, Urmuz ScrotStrings, Lycan BassDefecator, Putrid Clismatronic and Doktor Schnabel-Der Pestartzt and started playing a number of shows in Romania, one opening for Exhumed in Timisoara in 2013 and a few others together with bands like Abnormyndeffect, Innergrave, Headless and Genocide God.
The band is currently adding the finishing touches to their debut album.
More ambitious plans and news to follow.
www.facebook.com/Blutrina     http://www.loudragemusic.com/
MALEVOLENTIA – “RÉPUBLIQUE “   Genre:  Orchestral Black/Death Metal : Malevolentia is a French orchestral extreme metal band native of Belfort founded in 2003. The previous album “Ex Oblivion” released in 2011 was a huge success in France and in French speaking countries with over a thousand copies sold and thousands of plays and downloads on differents plateformes. Built as a movie soundtrack on which would be grafted a Black/Death sometimes violent, sometimes melodic, "Republic" is more orchestrated and more varied than its predecessors. Between an Orwellian fable and rant about Deep Politics, the French texts, very polished, make this new opus more than an album: a concept, a film which has no image yet.
https://www.facebook.com/MalevolentiaBM
Norway based Doom Death masters AMONG GODS reveal cover artwork, song streaming and tracklist of their highly anticipated new album GHOST EMPIRE”.The song “Deliver Us from Evil is available here: https://youtu.be/oXVxDy1MZk4
Ghost Empire will be released June 27th by ARGONAUTA RECORDS and available in CD/DD. Preorders run here:  http://bit.ly/1NrFbtq
Tracklist:
01 Incipiens
02 Ghost Empire
03 Deliver Us From Evil
04 Pandemonium
05 Wolves
06 Tempest
07 Tundra
08 Smerte
www.argonautarecords.com    www.facebook.com/amonggods
Split 7inch GOD MOTHER /ARTEMIS Split Stockholm (Sweden) | Basingstoke (UK) out 16 June 2016 : God Mother comprises four persons with different musical backgrounds who together strive to create the heaviest and best noise possible. Armed with a record shelf full of bands like Rotten Sound, Nasum, Entombed, Black Flag, Converge, Gaza, and the Melvins they started to create music influenced by hardcore punk and the heritage of swedish death metal, grindcore and sludge.
Beginning to take shape in late 2012, they started playing together in a cramped basement in Stockholm, Sweden. So far four releases has been made, two trips around Europe played and a blast through Central America where they left a trail of broken eardrums, whiplash injuries and destroyed microphones as the first Swedish hardcore band to make it there.
Grinding guitars. Wrenching vocals. Dirty bass lines. Drum beats that break you. Artemis have perfected their own brand of chaotic hardcore - a raw and energetic cacophony underlaid with off-kilter grooves. The new tracks represent a natural progression showcasing the bands most furious moments to date. This will be Artemis' final new music release. For fans of Converge, The Chariot, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Bastions, Poison the Well, Cancer Bats, Intronaut, Genghis Tron, Employed To Serve etc.
limited edition
240 transparent green mixed with black
240 doom black
comes with a full colored cover on 300g board
Pre-order       www.wooaaargh.com/godmother-artemis-split
Bandcamp     
www.wooaaargh.bandcamp.com/album/god-mother-artemis
Video              
www.youtube.com/watch?v=e3t8YSzYB90   GOD MOTHER 'Between Voids' (Loudwire exclusive)
Video              
www.youtube.com/watch?v=e3t8YSzYB90   video teaser by Chariot of Black Moth
Video             
www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jkx7o9c6gJw    ARTEMIS 'Absentees'
www.WOOAAARGH.com    Store   Bandcamp   Facebook
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Am 12.02.2016 haben LIFE'S DECEMBER ihr Debütalbum "COLDER" auf die Menschheit losgelassen. Nach dem Clip zu "Snow Falls Silently" legt die Schweizer Deathcore/Djent-Truppe noch einmal visuell nach. Schaut das neue Video zu "Lest I Forget" direkt hier:  https://youtu.be/En2n06ayO08
"Colder" ist seitdem 12.02.2016 via Dark Wings in allen wichtigen Shops erhältlich.
1. Final Speech
2. Lest I Forget
3. Memories
4. World Of Blame
5. Interludium
6. Snow Falls Silently
7. My Existence
8. Colder
9. Hero Missing
LIFE'S DECEMBER auf Facebook     Dark Wings auf Facebook
Viele Grüße,Jan & Metal Promotions    www.metal-promotions.de
AGRYPNIE haben bekannt gegeben, dass sie Ende des Jahres ins Studio gehen werden, um den Nachfolger zu ihrem aktuellen Meisterwerk "Aetas Cineris" fertigzustellen. Die Aufnahmen finden im SU2–Studio statt. Geplant ist eine Veröffentlichung Anfang 2017 via Supreme Chaos Records.
Außerdem werden AGRYPNIE bereits im Mai live auf der WACHKOMA-TOUR zu sehen sein. Ab dem 20.05.2016 bestreiten sie als Headliner gemeinsam mit ihren Labelkollegen TODTGELICHTER sowie den Senkrechstartern ANOMALIE neun Shows in Deutschland, Österreich und der Schweiz. 
Interessant ist die Konstellation nicht zuletzt deshalb, weil AGRYPNIE-Mastermind Torsten zusätzlich zu seiner Hauptband als Live-Gitarrist von ANOMALIE zu den Saiten greift.
Die Facebook-Eventseite zur Tour:    https://www.facebook.com/events/910698519025834/
Anbei die Tourdaten und der aktuelle Flyer:
20.05. DE - Oberhausen, Helvete Metal Club
21.05. DE - Stuttgart, Club Zentral
22.05. CH - Zürich, Dynamo Zürich (offiziell)
23.05. DE - München, Feierwerk, München
24.05. AT - Salzburg, Rockhouse Bar
25.05. DE - Würzburg, Cafe dom@in Jugendzentrum
26.05. AT - Wien, Viper Room Vienna
27.05. DE - Leipzig, Hellraiser Leipzig
28.05. DE - Weinheim, Café Central
AGRYPNIE auf Facebook     Supreme Chaos Records Homepage   Supreme Chaos Records auf Facebook
Viele Grüße, Jan & Metal Promotions   www.metal-promotions.de
AMON AMARTH: Kündigen erste Tourdaten der „JOMSVIKING“ EUROPA TOUR 2016 mit sechs deutschen Shows an!  Die schwedischen Heavy-Metal-Wikinger AMON AMARTH haben soeben die ersten Daten der Jomsviking Europa Tour mit sechs deutschen Shows im Herbst angekündigt. Die bislang größte Tour in der Geschichte von AMON AMARTH folgt dem weltweit höchst erfolgreichen, zehnten Studioalbum Jomsviking (Columbia Records/Sony Music/Metal Blade Records). Jomsviking eroberte die Verkaufscharts auf der ganzen Welt, inklusive einem triumphalen Einstieg auf Platz #1 in Deutschland, Platz #1 in Österreich und Platz #3 in der Schweiz!
AMON AMARTH hierzu: „Deutschland! Nach drei langen Jahren kommen wir mit unserer bisher größten Headliner Show zurück in euer Land. Schärft eure Waffen, befestigt eure Dämme und versteckt eure Liebsten. Unsere Horde wilder Krieger kommt in eine Stadt in eurer Nähe. Wir freuen uns darauf, gemeinsam mit euch die Hörner zu erheben. Raise your horns, together with us to glory!“
Weitere Tourdaten und Supportbands werden in Kürze bekannt gegeben.
AMON AMARTH:
28.10.2016 Oberhausen @ Turbinenhalle
29.10.2016 Hamburg @ Alsterdorfer Sporthalle
17.11.2016 Offenbach @ Stadthalle
18.11.2016 Ludwigsburg @ MHP Arena
19.11.2016 München @ Zenith
26.11.2016 Geiselwind @ Eventhall
Tickets für alle Shows sind ab 4. Mai 10.00h hier erhältlich:  http://www.amonamarth.com/tour-dates
Dewar PR release FREE COMPILATION via TOILET OV HELL:  Dewar PR is pleased to announce that we are celebrating our 4th anniversary by releasing our latest compilation for free download. As with previous releases, we have teamed up with esteemed metal blog Toilet ov Hell for the initial premiere. The 24 track compilation features a plethora of death, doom, black and thrash metal. 
Download and stream at this location:
 
 http://www.toiletovhell.com/listen-to-dewar-prs-april-compilation-feat-castle-freak-heavy-temple-orcumentary-and-more/
Some of the highlights on this edition include:
War Curse – Final Days : War Curse are a thrash band that were formed in 2013 and hail from Cincinnati, Ohio.  These guys have obviously studied and learned from the thrash greats and are well on their way to leave their own mark in the genre.  Final Days rips like its 1989 all over again.  
Horse Head – Destroyer Television  : Born in the Sonoran wasteland of Phoenix, Arizona, Horse Head are an up and coming sludge act in a city already teeming with excellent sludge bands.  Destroyer Television is a testament to their rise in the scene.  
A Light Within – World Through the Window  . From Kansas City, Missouri comes A Light Within.  Post-rock influences abound, but still heavy in their own right.  
Combining elements of technical extreme metal, industrial, and the avant-garde into a whirlwind of bombastic audio atrocities, Boston (MA)/Hot Springs (AR) tandem SKIN DRONE are set to release debut album EVOCATION June 14 on Bluntface Records.
The web-based duo of vocalist/multi-instrumentalist Erik Martin and multi-instrumentalist/producer Otto Kinzel have created nine songs of genre-defying metal with stories plagued by insanity and darkness on Evocation. Check out the band's brand new official video for album track "Death Sentence" by clicking on the link below.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kzyt67kM3A8
Pre-order Evocation and stream new songs "God Complex" and "Witching Hour" at:  http://skindrone.bandcamp.com/album/evocation
Track List:
1. Scarlet Road
2. God Complex
3. Death Sentence
4. Shepherd of the Damned
5. Ghost Reflection
6. City Lights
7. Witching Hour
8. Darkness Within
9. Salvation
BIO
Combining elements of technical extreme metal, industrial, and avant-garde into a whirlwind of bombastic audio atrocities. We strive to create music that surrounds itself in chaos, depravity and truth. We're not interested in your mainstream heroes, we only care about our heroes. A compliment from a true underground fan trumps the praises of an MTV/Viacom groupie everytime. Skin Drone formed in September of 2014 and features Erik Martin ( Vocals & Multi - Instrumentalist) and Otto Kinzel ( Multi - Instrumentalist & Production). Even with 1,000 miles between  us, we strive to create a brutal and complex sound that sets a soundscape for your inner most nightmares. Evocation is only the first chapter in what will become a more complex and heavier Skin Drone with each successive chapter
https://www.facebook.com/skindrone/    https://www.youtube.com/user/skindroneband     http://www.bluntfacerecords.com/       https://www.facebook.com/bluntfacerecords
The time has come to announce that LEDO TAKAS has signed LAIR for two album deal. This enigmatic entity that consists of two anonymous individuals, hiding under Swamp Dweller and Hidden from Light stage names, represents authentic, raw, primordial and mesmerizing black metal, preserved in classic tradition of the genre, once gloriously refined by the likes of Ildjarn, Arckanum, Sort Vokter, and Hate Forest.
Black Moldy Brew, 2014’s debut longplay by LAIR, was a great introduction, where insane vocal stream is accompanied by chilling buzzsaw guitars and haunting interludes, stirring ten malicious tracks in a boiling cauldron of filth, enriched with cinematic feel.
Two years past that, LAIR finalize their second statement, getting even deeper with the stories collected at the spookiest, devilish places you would not want to step in. Updates are coming soon. Check: LAIR - Chort
ledotakas.net    label.ledotakas.net    facebook.com/ledotakas   ledotakas.bandcamp.com     discogs.com/seller/ledotakas    cdandlp.com/seller/2/214829/ledotakas
THE MORNINGSIDE (Russia) - 'YELLOW'   Genre - Doom/Black/Death Metal : Since the very first album, it became apparent that Russian band The Morningside are on to something special. By blending genres like death, doom, and black metal, similar to Katatonia but more atmospheric, they've come up with a sound that's absolutely beautiful and enthralling. It's heavy but not crushing, the melodies remain ever so fragrant and the music sinuous in a graceful way. This album sees the band incorporate more progressive and even folkish and post-metal elements to make sure it's fulfilling its ambition and at the same time not straying away from the established sound. Every song is like a different chapter - connected but different in a special way. Influenced by a Kurt Vonnegut book, the yellow tram on the cover is symbolic of the travails of the central character and also life - it's up to us to keep it interesting and memorable. The album serves as a wonderful soundtrack to life and its infinite vagaries. 
Album Line-up: 
Ilya Egorychev - Bass
Sergey Chelyadinov - Guitar
Igor Nikitin - Vocals, Guitar
Boris Sergeev - Drums
Track list: 
1. To The Last Point...
2. As A Pilgrim
3. Out Of Nest 
4. Missing Day
5. Depot Only
6. Clocks
7. ...Then He Walked
The Morningside Official Bandcamp    Solitude Productions/BadMoodMan Official Site    Solitude Productions/BadMoodMan Facebook    The Morningside Official Facebook
Thanks! Kunal Choksi Owner/Label head/Artist Transcending Obscurity - webzine, record label and PR company
  
www.tometal.com    www.facebook.com/transcendingobscurity
Official PR Company for Xtreem Music, Solitude Productions, Weird Truth Productions, Selfmadegod Records, Memento Mori, Lacerated Enemy Records, Chaos Records, Cimmerian Shade Recordings, Obscure Musick, Satanath Records, Infernal Devastation, Rising Nemesis Records, and many more. 
German black sludge band ZEIT released their latest EP "GRAM" on April 1st, 2016 and now they are ready to sell "Gram" in cassette. If you're interested to purchase ZEIT's latest EP go to their bandcamp link: https://rumsdiezeit.bandcamp.com/album/gram
The cassette comes with an exclusive download code for the digital version of this EP.  https://www.facebook.com/RumsDieZeit
Just a few weeks and on June 20th, My Kingdom Music will release the new LORD AGHEROS full-length album titled "NOTHING AT ALL". Here are the cover revealed and the official tracklist:
1. The Last Memories
2. Lake Water (feat. Federica "Lenore" Catalano)
3. Mankind Arise
4. No More Rules
5. Life And Death
6. The Day To Die
7. On The Shore
8. Idiocracy
9. What We Deserve
10. Final Thoughts
11. Nothing At All
With it LORD AGHEROS' sound offers a very original, modern, powerful and rich of pathos music showing an amazing mix of Gothic Metal, Ambient, Post-Industrial, but also elements of classical music, everything conceived to generate a Shoegaze mixed to a Dark Metal that indeliblely marks the cinematographic musical essence of this album, so close to the Avantgarde soul of masterminds of the genre such as Ulver and Ihsahn.
Pre order CD:
 
http://smarturl.it/LOAG-CD
Here is the album trailer:  http://smarturl.it/LOAG_trailer
Surely LORD AGHEROS show once again how they are so original in our musical scene. Welcome to their trip and keep your eyes peeled for more news heading your way soon!
MY KINGDOM MUSIC:
   
http://www.mykingdommusic.net     http://www.facebook.com/mykingdommusic.label
LORD AGHEROS:   http://www.facebook.com/LordAgheros
Hey there, and cheers from Finland! The FREEDOMINATION guys are happy to answer interviews, and are actively seeking gigs and other opportunities and partnerships, so please let me know if you're interested in having a few words with them, or feel free to suggest any other cooperation you might have in mind!
You can find their latest EP streaming here:  http://freedomination.bandcamp.com/album/the-stand
Finnish heavy thrashers FREEDOMINATION embark on mini-tour supporting STEELWING (Swe) in May 2016! Vantaa Finland’s heavy metal champions FREEDOMINATION are ready to commence a mini-tour of their native grounds, supporting Sweden's STEELWING.  With Finland’s native scene awash with bands exemplifying modern plasticity or retro-worship, FREEDOMINATION retaliate against trends with honest and energized heavy metal, offering a much-needed revitalization to the Nordic underground!
 Under the vision of mastermind Timo Ahlström (HORRORFEAST, KILJUVELKA-70, etc.), FREEDOMINATION have been delivering honest, inspired, thrashing metal with no compromises, limitations, or pretense since 2008.  They earned early recognition after being chosen as “Band of the Month” in Finland’s Inferno Magazine, and having ANNIHILATOR’s Jeff Waters contribute a solo on “Hide Your Self." And with 2015’s The Stand, the band showcases their keen sense of melody, speed metal intensity, and playful shredding.  Add to that the versatile vocal delivery, occasionally spiced with old-school falsettos, and you have a band who unfailingly delivers.
With dozens of gigs in southern Finland under their belts and many more in the pipeline, FREEDOMINATION are poised and ready to take their stand and disperse their energy on stages across the globe.
www.freedomination.net    www.facebook.com/Freedominationband/
Chrissy Turpeinen  ENSLAIN ('zine/management/booking/promotion/PR)   www.enslain.net   www.facebook.com/enslain
NEWS 1.5.2016
Hey Folks, We're really glad & proud to present to you the 15th strike on D.D.R. TAPES SERIES. It´s HARMONY DIES with their new album „INDECENT PATHS OF A RAMIFYING DARKNESS“. Finally available on Tape included their magnificent debut album „Slaughtered“ as bonus!!!
Tracklist:
A-Seite
„Indecent Paths Of A Ramifying Darkness“
01.Threshold to Enrage
02. Tank HD 6
03. Armored
04. Massive Depravity
05. I´ll be your Master
06. Indecent Paths Of A Ramifying Darkness
B-Seite
„Slaughtered“
 01. Decision for War
02. Slaughtered
03. Eternal Cycle
04. Like Yourself
05. Where the Dead Are
D.D.R. 015 HARMONY DIES - Indecent Paths Of A Ramifying Darkness TAPE
HARMONY DIES, Berlin´s deadliest death metal band returns with their brandnew bonecrushing masterpiece. Their 4th full lenght album named „Indecent Paths Of A Ramifying Darkness“ is already OUT NOW!!!
Our five maniacs celebrate their Death Metal sickness since 1992 and now in 2016 after long silence, the empire strikes back with 6 amazing new tracks! The album was mixed by HARMONY DIES and mastered by Vintagemastering, add with fantastic artwork created from David Kempf.
Rejoice, this tape version has an extra special for all collectors. The long time out of print debut album "Slaughtered", comes as celebration from 20 years anniversary on top!
So don´t hesitate longer to keep safe your hood from this unique piece of brutal death metal,because it´s limited to 300 handnumbered copies only!
Still available the also strictly limited
Indecent Paths Of A Ramifying Darkness“ DigisleeveCD , handnumbered 666 copies only!
HARMONY DIES 2016
Current Lineup:
Jens Herold - guitar
Kai Mertens - guitar
Marco Obermeier - bass
Robert Kotlarski - drums
Chris Carl - vocals
https://harmonydies.bandcamp.com/    https://www.facebook.com/harmonydies/   http://www.harmony-dies.de/   https://itunes.harmony-dies
check out the new release live on stage!
Next Gigs:
13.05.16 Schwerin - Dr. K
20.05.16 Chemnitz - Sanitätsstelle
02.10.16 Berlin - Pedal Battle
07.10.16 Neuruppin - Succubus Release Show
29.10.16 Cottbus - Muggefug
Press:
"'Indecent Paths Of A Ramifying Darkness' stellt ein Rundumsorglospaket für den Oldschool-Death-Metaller dar." 6/7 Punkten - XXL Rock (Kai Ellermann)
"Die Berliner haben‘s auf jeden Fall auch hier wieder absolut geschafft, ein echt super derbes Stück extremer musikalischer Unterhaltung vorzulegen, welches in bester old school Manie alles bietet, was ein Death Metal Herz in Ektase versetzen kann." Fatal Underground (Leo)
"Deathmetalfanatiker aller Herren Länder müssen die Jungs mal antesten. Brutal und straight bekommt ihr hier sechs mal die Vollbedienung in unverbautem Deathmetal" 7,5/10 Punkten - Hell Is Open (Alucard)
"Wer auf Old School Death Metal ala Suffocation und Deicide steht, sollte hier unbedingt zugreifen"
  11/12 Punkten - Metal Guardian (Daniel)
...and coming soon
D.D.R. # 016  NECROMORPH - Under The Flag CD
The Blastdivision NECRO is ready for the next assault! This is Grindcore cult from Berlin since 1995,without any convoluted bullshit. NECROMORPH's 2nd attack "Under The Flag" finally brings 15 brandnew hard-crushing & fast grooving traxxx of Tøtäl Necrö Infection,
which will be a great pleasure for fans of ROTTEN SOUND, GENERAL SURGERY, NASUM & REGURGITATE!
Comes with striking posterbooklet and the pre-order starts now with 10% discount!
Stay tuned for more upcoming madness on 5th may 2016!
You can check out in advance the new track
 
Workuta  on bandcamp or see the unleashed grind power live on stage@Records Release show 6th may 2016 @Liebig 19 in Berlin .It will be an awesome night with:  NECROMORPH  ABJURED  JEHACKTET
Grind....Grind...Grind!!!
D.D.R. # 017  SLAUGHTERDAY - Laws Of The Occult TAPE
Northern German powerhouse SLAUGHTERDAY are around since 2010 & have managed to gain a lot of attention with their previous releases. SLAUGHTERDAY celebrate old school death metal in the vein of AUTOPSY, CARCASS or MASSACRE while adding some unique and irrestistible vibes to it.
Produced by Jörg Uken at Soundlodge Studios & Cover Art by Mark Cooper
Their new masterpiece ''Laws Of The Occult'' will be released on Tape 6th june 2016-so watch out for it!!!
You can order all at our Onlineshop:
 
www.defyingdanger.de
Check it out, spread the message & stay in contact!! your D.D.R. Team.
Defying Danger Records  P.O. Box 100133  06871 Lutherstadt Wittenberg  Germany
info@defyingdanger.de   www.defyingdanger.de   www.facebook.com/defyingdanger
Das neue Album "WELCOME TO THE GREEN ZONE" von GODSLAVE ist vor gut einem Monat erschienen. Jetzt haben sie mit "Children Of The Pit" ein tolles Video mit einer großartigen Idee rausgebracht. Die Band sagt dazu: "Mit 'Children of the Pit' haben wir eine Ode an die Freundschaft auf unser neues Album gepackt. Hier das offizielle Video mit allen Gästen: WIR LIEBEN EUCH! Danke fürs Mitmachen! "
Und hier ist die illustre Gästeliste, die ihre Sequenzen selber gedreht haben:
Seba-ERADICATOR
Matze-HATRED
Liz-DYING GORGEOUS LIES
Hille - SENSLES
Patrick-SKELETON PIT
Britta - CRIPPER
Martin-MEKONG DELTA/NACHTGESCHREI
Roland-THE OUTSIDE
Thommy-GODSLAVE
Frank-HATRED
Und hier könnt ihr euch das Video angucken:  https://youtu.be/0mMhbE5ACZQ
Gordeon Music - Zelterstraße 8 - 10439 Berlin  info@gordeonmusic.de
ZELTPLATZ-RESERVIERUNGEN FÜR GRUPPEN / 4 NEUE BANDS für das PARTY.SAN METAL OPEN AIR 2016 bestätigt! I I (INFERNAL INVOCATION), MOSAIC, SPASM und DECEMBRE NOIR
Leute!  Wir möchten euch mit dieser Newsmail nicht nur neue Bandzugänge vorstellen, sondern auch auf die Zeltplatzsituation für Gruppen und Fanclubs hinweisen.
Achtung:  Alle Gruppen, die sich bisher noch nicht gemeldet haben, sollten dies bitte schleunigst tun. Wir haben nur noch begrenzt Platz! Bitte mailt an  info@party-san.de um euren Platz zu sichern.
Tickets bekommt ihr bei www.cudgel.de !!!
Booking-News:
Eine weitere Band aus Leipzig, der Hölle des Ostens: I I (steht für: INFERNAL INVOCATION) sind die derbste Band der sächsischen Metropole. Das Trio bombt abartigen Bestial Black Metal, den es mit Death Metal sowie
mit klassischen 90er-Black Metal anreichert. Ein Naturereignis. Das sollte man gesehen haben!
Alchemyst sind tot, lange leben MOSAIC! Black Metal ist die Basis dieser Band, die ursprünglich Projektcharakter trug. Aber Songwriter Inkantator Koura versteift sich nicht auf den klassischen Sound, sondern lässt epische, zuweilen psychedelische Elemente voller Facettenreichtum einfließen. Anchecken!
Neue melancholische Härte, so umschreiben DECEMBRE NOIR ihren Sound etwas plakativ, aber befasst man sich mit den Songs der Newcomer, dann macht die Beschreibung Sinn: Frühe Paradise Lost, alte Katationia, My Dying
Bride, Shape Of Despair… hier wird dunkel und death-doomig gerifft und traurig gelitten.
Gore, Ekel, Spaß und schlechter Geschmack: SPASM haben ihr Taschengeld versoffen und verhurt. Jetzt istThüringen dran, denn da gibt’s Nachschub. Wegen ihrer bumsgemeinen Mischung aus Brutal Death Metal,
Goregrind und tschechischen Tittenmagazinen für Blinde werden die Herren für so manchen Circlepit verantwortlich zu machen sein.
www.party-san.de/
NARVIK haben das nächste Highlight ihres am 27. Mai 2016 erscheinenden Albums "ASCENSION TO APOTHEOSIS" online gestellt. Den Song "Fecundity of Death" gibt es hier zu hören:  https://youtu.be/CmoJtuNIL2I
"Ascension to Apotheosis" ist das zweite Album der Freiburger Black Metaller und erscheint via Folter Records (Vertrieb Alive).
Solltet ihr das Album noch nicht digital oder physisch vorliegen haben und "Ascension to Apotheosis" bei euch besprechen wollen, meldet euch einfach direkt bei mir.
Hier noch die Fakten zum Album:
Tracklist:
1. Invokation2
2. Wounds of Aspiration 
3. Geist zu Scherben 
4. Psychotic Redeemer 
5. Fecundity of Death 
6. Berstende Säulen 
7. The Shore 
8. Barren Semen
Mehr Infos zu NARVIK findet ihr hier:  NARVIK auf Facebook   Folter Records Homepage
Viele Grüße, Jan & Metal Promotions   www.metal-promotions.de
MONUMENT sind eine der feinsten NWOBHM-Bands. Mit ihrem Erstling "Renegades", welcher 2014 erschienen ist, konnten sie sowohl Fans, als auch Kritiker von sich überzeugen.   Metal Hammer UK schrieb damals: "The New Wave of British Heavy Metal is still alive and well as long, as bands like Monument keep the flame burning."
Jetzt erscheint mit "HAIR OF THE DOG" ihr neues und bis dato bestes Album, produziert von Scott Atkins (Cradle Of Filth, Behemoth, Sylosis).
Sich ins Gedächtnis brennende Gitarrenriffs, eingängiger und kraftvoller Gesang, vom talentierten Sänger Peter Ellis (ex - White Wizzard ) und eine tight-as-fuck Rhythmus-Sektion, die an Iron Maiden und Judas Priest erinnert, dass sind die Hauptelemente des Sounds von MONUMENT.
Hier könnt ihr euch das Lyric-Video zum Track "A Bridge Too Far" ansehen:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D6o9HBPpdEs
 Hier könnt ihr "Hair Of The Dog" vorbestellen:  https://itunes.apple.com/de/album/id1103269291?app=itunes
MONUMENT ist zweifellos eine der angesagtesten Bands des modern-day-traditional Heavy Metal-Sound und "Hair of the Dog" ist der lebende Beweis!  https://www.facebook.com/monumentuk/timeline
Gordeon Music - Zelterstraße 8 - 10439 Berlin   info@gordeonmusic.de
DISCHARGE - "END OF DAYS" ab sofort im Handel :  Das Warten hat endlich ein Ende, denn heute erscheint das neue Album der UK-Hardcore-Punk-Legenden DISCHARGE »End Of Days«.
Das Album kann hier bestellt werden:
 
http://nblast.de/DischargeEndOfDaysNB.
Digital gibt es das Album hier:
 
http://nblast.de/DischargeDownloads
Die Karriere der Band umfasst mittlerweile beeindruckende 40 Jahre. Keine Überraschung also, dass DISCHARGE im Laufe der Jahre viele Bands maßgeblich beeinflusst hat. Auch die Jungs von DEATH ANGEL zählen dazu, wie sie im neuen Trailer verraten:  https://youtu.be/4AwCJr1PXdI
Mehr zu »End Of Days«:
'NWO' OFFIZIELLES VIDEO:
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BlGTzVUmEhE
'Hatebomb' OFFIZIELLER TRACK & LYRICS:  https://youtu.be/DY_8qghAuQ4
Track-By-Track #1:  https://youtu.be/l2yiBumsNs4
Track-By-Track #2:
 
https://youtu.be/nBx9I7NwBhI
Track-By-Track #3:  https://youtu.be/vLN0-oRd96E
Gordeon Music - Zelterstraße 8 - 10439 Berlin   info@gordeonmusic.de
NJ/NY Crossover Thrashers ZAMBONI have changed their name to NUCLEAR HATRED, based on a notification from Frank J. Zamboni & Co, Inc. concerning trademark infringement. The band has repackaged their self-titled debut with the new name, which is now available for purchase and streaming at the link below:  https://nuclearhatred.bandcamp.com/album/nuclear-hatred
The debut album features the bombastic bass and booming vocals of Chris Butera, and the RAMONES-esque buzzsaw riffing guitars of Robert Orr. The album is also available from CD Baby at http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/nuclearhatred, and will be coming to Spotify, Amazon, and iTunes in the very near future.
The band began recording their self-titled debut in 2014, with a myriad of issues and time constraints leading to drummer Robert Padilla's unofficial departure and a plethora of delays. Two years later, the album is finally complete and ready to cause riots in the streets. Due to the band's longstanding drummer dilemmas, Orr and Butera have decided to go the route of Agoraphobic Nosebleed and both record and play live with programmed drums - proving once and for all that no band is more awful than the dreaded NUCLEAR HATRED. The band is already recording new material for their next release!
Track List:
1. The Meaning of Life
2. The Greater Evil
3. Nuclear Hatred
4. Brain Hemorrhage
5. Norman Bates
6. Killer Croc
7. Stick em
8. World War Z
9. Zamboni
Recorded "Where The Magic Happens," Wantage, NJ
Robert Orr: Mixing, Engineering, Guitars, Vocals
Chris Butera: Bass, Vocals, Artwork
Roger Padilla: Drums on tracks 3-5 and 7-9
Bill Cosby: Drums and Pudding Pops on tracks 2 and 6
Mastered by Eric Feliciano
Nuclear Hatred uses: ESP and Dean Guitars, Ibanez Basses, Fender Amplification, Hartke Amplification, Ernie Ball Strings, D'Addario Strings
This album has been brought to you by the Biracial Chair Democratic Republic of the People.
All songs written, performed and published by Nuclear Hatred. Copyright 2016. All rights reserved.
BIO
Hailing disrespectively from Brooklyn, NY and Wantage, NJ comes the worst band ever to attempt any form of music - NUCLEAR HATRED. Formed in October 2010, the crossover two-piece began life in the ashes of Butera's former thrash metal band Obliterator, whom Orr once saw open for Hexen, Mantic Ritual and Rattlehead at The Meatlocker in Montclair, NJ. Butera had a vision for something "so stupid and offensive it had to work." Fusing a lethal cocktail with ingredients ranging from Carnivore and D.R.I. to NWA and the Wu Tang Clan,the original lineup consisted of Butera, Orr and drummer "Nuclear" Nathan Wolff, releasing the "Blood on the Ice" demo, the "Mother of the Resistance EP," their live album "Live Stupidity" and finally, "Sucks! The Stupid EP" before Wolff left the band due to career and personal reasons.
The band would perform sporadically utilizing various live drummers from either other bands on the same bill or outright pulling random people out of the crowd before Butera would meet Roger Padilla at an Obituary concert in 2012. Padilla joined shortly after and the band continued playing occasional gigs that they would book themselves, mostly to "help out underground touring bands that were coming though the area and needed a show." Among these bands were Texas' Insinnerator and Terrorist, Boston's Sonic Pulse, Sweden's Six In Line and Alabama's Cancerslug. NUCLEAR HATRED would also organize and run the annual "Thrash Bash BBQ" festival - which is in its fifth year currently. 
https://www.facebook.com/NuclearHatred  https://twitter.com/NuclearHatred
Brazilian death metallers VULTURE WINGS are offering their debut EP "FUNERAL GROUNDS" for free download and streaming on bandcamp ( https://vulturewings.bandcamp.com/ ).
"Funeral Grounds" was recorded, mixed and mastered by Daniel Escobar at HR Estudio - Rio de Janeiro - Brazil  (Grave Desecrator, Nervochaos, Lacerated And Carbonized) and the artwork was designed by Augusto Miranda (Napalm Raid , Slaughter (CAN), Reiketsu).
TRACKLIST:
1. Oath with no Words (Intro)
2. Tower of Silence
3. Walking Corpse Syndrome
4. Necrophagous Majesty
https://www.facebook.com/vulturewings.official
BIZARRE (Spain) - 'INNER NECROPOLIS' EP  Genre - Fetid Death Metal :  Sounding as through recorded in a deep, fire-licked chasm, Bizarre are the latest death metal supergroup to emerge from Spain under the auspicies of Dave Rotten of Xtreem Music. The band members are well entrenched in the scene thanks to their involvement in bands like Onirophagus, Famishgod and Nangilima, all released under the Xtreem Music banner, one even graced by the vocals of Mr. Rotten. This is reminiscent of the Winterwolf sensation released some time back. Now it's time for Bizarre to lead the way. The music is distinctly old school influenced and sounds incredibly dank and fetid. The whole thing seems to be swarming with malicious germs and twitching maggots. This is death metal from the grave. Alive but rotten, Bizarre bring to us a new revolution within the Spanish scene. With the music comparable to the greats like Avulsed, early Funebre, Demilich, Rottrevore and Gorement, the time has come for the buried to rise again, using a new vehicle this time around. The reign of Bizarre has only just begun. 
Album Line-up: 
UNEDËIM (Svipdagr, Morkulv, Famishgod, Dis Gob, Itnuveth): Vocals & bass 
OBSZEN: Guitar 
EVILEAD (Elderdawn, Nangilima): Guitars & backing vocals 
URETRA (Onirophagus): Drums
Track list: 
1. Dying Existence (intro) 01:01
2. Damp Earth 03:20
3. Asphyxiating Dark Memories 03:33
4. Moldy and Decomposed 04:30
5. Fleshless 04:38
6. Inner Necropolis 04:26
Full Album Stream on Xtreem Music Bandcamp    Xtreem Music Official Site    Xtreem Music Facebook   Bizarre Official Facebook
Thanks all!  Kunal Choksi Label Owner, Editor/Writer, Artist and Photographer Transcending Obscurity - webzine, record label and PR company   www.tometal.com    www.facebook.com/transcendingobscurity
WORSHIP OF KERES- BLOODHOUNDS FOR OBLIVION  Genre:  Doom Metal : Worship of Keres is a melodic doom metal band formed by the lead guitarist Matthew Woods Wilhoit and collectively joined by Elise Tarens (vocals), Mike Riot (rhythm guitar), Robert Lander (bass), and rounding out the line up featured on the EP; Trevor William Church on drums. Church’s main band Beastmaker is currently signed with Rise Above Records. The classic influences of the band through heavy and doom metal bands are in the way of Angel Witch, Candlemass, and Judas Priest. Of the modern and more recent influences there are notes of Witchfinder General, Pagan Altar, Coven, Uriah Heep, and Blood Ceremony. https://www.facebook.com/WorshipOfKeres/?fref=ts
GODLESS (India) - 'CENTURIES OF DECADENCE' EP   Genre - Death Metal : From Hyderabad, India emerge Godless, a new death metal force that's both powerful and stimulating. Featuring members of Skrypt, Shock Therapy, and Wacken Open Air contenders Eccentric Pendulum, this is a new sound, a new sonic vision. None other than Joe Haley of Psycroptic (Australia) fame has mixed and mastered the album, in addition to doing a guest solo on this debut album which holds great promise. With unceasing momentum, a staccato delivery, and bucket-loads of power, 'Centuries of Decadence' is touted to be one of most notable albums to ever come out from the region. With an aesthetic that's dark and intriguing, Godless convey their message perfectly and go straight for the jugular, speaking out against the maladies that plague modern society. Their voice of dissent is tangible and they're here to unleash their brand of death metal upon the unsuspecting masses, fuelled by angst, purpose and an undying passion for extreme music. The era of Godless has only just begun. 
Album Line-up: 
Kaushal LS - Vocals 
Rohit Nair - Guitar 
Ravi Nidamarthy - Guitar 
Abbas Razvi - Bass 
Aniketh Yadav - Drums 
Mixed and mastered by Joe Haley (Psycroptic)
About the lyrical themes and album art: The album art is based on the second song of the EP, Ossuary. Ossuary talks about a wretched creature that dwells deep in the catacombs in a state of suspended animation, about to complete its last phase of hibernation to wreak havoc onto the world. The lyrics are a metaphor for nefarious covert organizations within the governments of today.
Replicant, as the title suggests, was inspired by Blade Runner (1982).
Oneiros speaks of the shaper of nightmares. This particular version has been inspired by Neil Gaiman's The Sandman.
Track list: 
1. Infest
2. Ossuary (guest solo by Joe Haley of Psycroptic!)
3. Replicant
4. Oneiros
Transcending Obscurity India (Distribution too) Official Bandcamp    Transcending Obscurity Official Site    Transcending Obscurity Facebook    Godless Facebook
Thanks! Kunal Choksi Label Owner, Editor/Writer, Artist and Photographer Transcending Obscurity - webzine, record label and PR company   www.tometal.com    www.facebook.com/transcendingobscurity
Italian Black/Death Metallers GRIMNESS are premiering a song from their 10th anniversary album via TOMETAL.COM:  http://tometal.com/song-premiere-italian-black-metal-band-grimness/
"A DECADE OF DISGUST"
is the reissue of their debut album "Increase Humanity Disgust", featuring bonus material and new graphic, and will be released on May 2nd by THE GOATMANCER Records.
https://www.facebook.com/TheGoatmancer/   https://www.facebook.com/Grimness-40993332445/
STRANGULATE (Kolkata, India) - 'CATACOMBS OF DECAY' Genre - Death Metal :  Strangulate are a new force in the Indian death metal underground. Along with  Third Sovereign  and  Biopsy , they are taking the raw and brutal aesthetic and merging the sound to create something scathing, vicious, and laden with hooks. This is a death metal fan's wet dream. 'Catacombs of Decay' is a new chapter in old school death metal brutality, the band's first, and they go straight for the jugular, leaving no stone unturned in creating death metal of the highest order, with passion, well-timed variations, and a superb drumming performance. The whole album is vibrating with raw energy and dripping with old school appeal, that would make the genre's legends like Suffocation, Cannibal Corpse, Malevolent Creation and Vader proud for paving the way for them. Their methodical songwriting is par excellence and this debut will go down in history as one of the best from the region
Album Line-up: 
Subhasish Mitra- Vocals 
Denzil Davidson- Guitars 
Prakash Paul - Session drums (recorded live) 
Track list: 
1. Barbaric Decadence 
2. Primordial Execution
3. Dungeons of Despair
4. Misogynistic Horror
5. Orchestrated Massacre
6. Humanity's End 
7. Blood and Bones
8. Catacombs of Decay 
Layout by Kunal Choksi - 
Transcending Obscurity India (Distribution too) Official Bandcamp    Transcending Obscurity Official Site    Transcending Obscurity Facebook    Strangulate Official Facebook
Thanks as always! Kunal Choksi  Label Owner, Editor/Writer, Artist and Photographer Transcending Obscurity - webzine, record label and PR company   www.tometal.com    www.facebook.com/transcendingobscurity
Kaotoxin is proud to announce the first ever UK tour by French Death Metal machine  AD PATRES , supporting brutal Britts of ABHORRENT DECIMATION. After having played HellFest and many other French festivals, Netherlands with Krisiun, a weekend tour with Morbid Angel in France and Belgium, played Germany’s DeathFeast and whatnot, it’s time for AD PATRES to bring their savage beatings to UK stages and who other to team with than ABHORRENT DECIMATION for a brutal package of high-class Death Metal the way it was meant to be!
Dubbed “Your God Is Dead”, the tour will start with a one-off gig featuring AD PATRES only (and supports) in Kaotoxin’s hometown of Lille, France, on June 15 after which both bands will start a three days killing spree accross UK. It will also mark the touring debut of Pierre-Yves Marani recently replaced Sébastien “Canard” Brouchican on guitars for AD PATRES.
AD PATRES are currently in the writing process for the followup to their successfull and brilliant 2012 debut full-length, “ Scorn Aesthetics “. The new album is planned for a 2017 release through Kaotoxin.
Dates are as follows:
Jun.15 – FR – Lille – Le Midland (Ad Patres + supports)
Jun.16 – UK – Croydon – Scream Lounge
Jun.17 – UK – Liverpool – Maguire’s
Jun.18 – UK – Hitchin – Club 85
Kaotoxin records
coming soon
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Greek melodic death band Aetherian just released a music video for their new single “The Rain” and they are currently working on new songs for their upcoming debut album.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ijn9EZSlJAM
South Carolina Progressive Black Metal Unit ENTHEAN have partnered with No Cleaning Singing for the exclusive premiere of new song "Before You, I Am." Stream it below.
http://www.nocleansinging.com/2016/04/25/an-ncs-premiere-enthean-before-you-i-am/
ENTHEAN will release debut album PRIESTS OF ANNIHILATION on May 20. Pre-order the album and stream new song "Dysthanasia" at:https://enthean.bandcamp.com/album/priests-of-annihilation
New song "Tones of Desecration" is streaming  here  and "Ekpyrosis" is streaming  here .
Priests of Annihilation will unquestionably appeal to fans of DISSECTION, EMPEROR, ORIGIN, and IMMORTAL. Yet the album more broadly represents the band's musical take on experiences past and present. Indeed, it is an ode to their many influences, musical or otherwise.  Put simply, ENTHEAN has created a fierce and dynamic album that will excite a wide range of metal fans.
Track List:
1. 1054
2. Tones of Desecration
3. Before You, I Am
4. Dysthanasia
5. Ekpyrosis
6. Behold the Primordial
7. Bring Forth the Raven
8. Invalesc de Profundis
Album Credits:
Mastered by: Jamie King
Mixing and Drum recording by: Bob Moore at Soundlab Studios
Additional samples and vocals recorded by: Ray Howard at Entropy Studios
Additional Bass by: Adam Mast Tracks 3, 6, 7, and 8
Artwork by: Marco Hasmann
Logo by: Chris Horst
Layout and Lyrics by: Adam Broome
Produced by: Brian Kingsland
Photos by: Troy Browder
BIO
ENTHEAN is an extreme metal band based out of South Carolina, formed in 2012 with the intentions of creating their own brand of metal. ENTHEAN seamlessly merges elements of Technical death, symphonic black, progressive, thrash, shred and classical music. Their sound is driven by precise counterpoint based riffs, furious drumming and a symphonic backdrop. Resulting in a whirlwind of bludgeoning sound, virtuoso technique and masterful composition. ENTHEAN's lyrical inspiration comes from life blended with mythology.
Twitter.com/EntheanMetal   Facebook.com/Enthean
IN TWILIGHT’S EMBRACE Premiere Unique Cover of Armia, Announce Tour :  Polish death metallers In Twilight’s Embrace have paid homage to the visionary punk band Armia, releasing a video for their interpretation of the track “Opowieść Zimowa” (transl: “Winter’s Tale”), the audio for which is due to be released on the band’s upcoming EP TREMBLING.
The video is being premiered by a
Polish web page entitled “Są na świecie płyty, o których nie śniło się młodym klerykom”, roughly translated as “There are albums out in the world, which young clergymen could not have imagined” - a tongue-in-cheek reference to the breadth of music out there.
Watch the video here:
https://youtu.be/P14gbRyVlws
Trembling EP and The Grim Muse LP will be released 25th May 2016 via Arachnophobia Records. Trembling is now available for pre-order:
http://arachnophobia.pl/
The band has also announced a short run of Polish tour dates, entitled “Blitzkrieg Witchcraft”, with The Dead Goats. The mini-tour will hit Gdynia, Toruń, Warsaw and Rzeszów.
BLITZKRIEG WITCHCRAFT TOUR
w/ THE DEAD GOATS
5th May - Gdynia, Desdemona
6th May - Toruń, Koniec Świata
7th May - Warsaw, Hydrozagadka (w/ Drip Of Lies)
8th May - Rzeszów, Klub Vinyl (w/ Coffinfish)
In Twilight’s Embrace are:
Leszek Szlenk – guitars
Marcin Rybicki – guitars
Wojciech Skinder – bass
Cyprian Łakomy – vocals
Dawid Bytnar – drums
In Twilight’s Embrace online:
  
Facebook    Bandcamp
Arachnophobia Records online:  Website   Facebook
Israeli Progressive Extreme Metal band WINTERHORDE have released an official lyric video for the title track from forthcoming album MAESTRO. Check out the video at the following link:   
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5NT-2k1ygeM
WINTERHORDE will release their long-awaited studio album Maestro on May 20 through  ViciSolum Productions . Combining vision with impressive musical expertise, the veterans orchestrated a powerful, epic tale of classical music and divine madness while drowning deep into the clutches of the underworld. Maestro is the band's strongest and most emotive powerhouse release to date. Prepare your ears for a true and deadly epic!
Stream new song "Antipath" at the links below:
Youtube:  https://youtu.be/_o2ieEEoRIU
Bandcamp:  https://vicisolumrecords.bandcamp.com/album/maestro
Maestro was once again produced and mixed by V.Santura (OBSCURA, TRIPTYKON, DARK FORTRESS, etc), with mastering handled by the renowned Jens Bogren (OPETH, SOILWORK, etc), and features guest appearances from Jiří Valter (ROOT) and Peter Huss (SHINING). With renewed energy running through their veins a potent new lineup WINTERHORDE are bound to spread their emotional darkness for those willing to feed upon the new album's magnificence.  Track Listing:
1. That Night in Prague
2. Antipath
3. Worms of Souls
4. They Came with Eyes of Fire
5. Chronic Death
6. The Heart of Coryphee
7. A Dying Swan
8. Maestro
9. Through the Broken Mirror
10. Cold
11. Dancing in Flames
BIO
Between enchanting tenderness and brutality, amongst the fires of the underneath and the coldest fumes of the North, this is the being called WINTERHORDE. Emerged in Northern Israel back in 2001, the Progressive Extreme Metal group has been evolving, seeking to become something greater with each chord they play and record, and only the skies are the limit. Whether through ancient arts of blackened Metal through the gems of progression,
WINTERHORDE are on their way to be the next thing in articulate extremity. Throughout their career, almost spanning two decades, WINTERHORDE saw the battles on stage, performing locally in extreme Metal events and festivals, supporting acts such as DARK FUNERAL, MELECHESH, BEHEMOTH, CATAMENIA. Furthermore, WINTERHORDE shared stages in European festivals such as "OST Mountain Fest", "Metalhead Meeting", "Maximum Rock" with some of the greatest bands in Metal such as W.A.S.P, KEEP OF KALESSIN, ONSLAUGHT, NEGURA BUNGET, CREMATORY, AMORPHIS, BLOODBATH, SATYRICON and more.
Following the releases of their debut albuum Nebula (2006, Burning Star Records) and Underwatermoon (2010, Twilight Vertrieb - produced by V.Santura (DARK FORTRESS, OBSCURA, PARADOX, TRYPTIKON), WINTERHORDE completed their next mysterious epos, Maestro.   
www.winterhorde.net/   www.facebook.com/winterhorde    http://www.vicisolum.com/   www.facebook.com/vicisolumproductions
QUERCUS (Czech Republic) - 'HEART WITH BREAD'  Genre - Morose Doom Metal : Avant-garde doom metal band from Czech Republic, Quercus, are back with their new full length. There's always been something off-kilter about this band, and it may not be instantly recognizable despite the use of church organ to make the difference. The mood is extremely compelling and it all works in a cohesive manner. It's slow, plodding, strangely entrancing and at the same time somewhat unpredictable. It's like the routine of life, or so it would seem, but with the intervention of people, it's prone to life-altering epiphanies. One only has to detect the subtle nuances, which this album is full of. It will transport you, cajole you, to a spiritual realm where you start to feel strange sensations and begin to perceive life differently. Released on Solitude Productions in partnership with Moscow Funeral League, this has been long awaited. Quercus present us with something utterly mesmerizing, something soothing yet with an otherworldly, morbid quality to it. It's for each one of us to decipher it, to interpret it in our own way, to read between the notes.
Album Line-up: 
Lukáš Kudrna - Keyboards
Ondřej Klášterka - Unknown
Markko - Vocals
Track list: 
1. A Canticle For The Pipe Organ 
2. Illegible Tree Name
3. Bread And Locomotive
4. Silvery Morning
5. My Heart's In The Highlands
Quercus Official Bandcamp    Solitude Productions Official Site    Solitude Productions Facebook    Quercus Official Facebook
Thanks all!  Kunal Choksi  Label Owner, Editor/Writer, Artist and Photographer  Transcending Obscurity - webzine, record label and PR company  www.tometal.com  www.facebook.com/transcendingobscurity
DARKEND - THE CANTICLE OF SHADOWS  Genre:  Extreme Ritual Metal : “The Canticle Of Shadows”, is a further step down, towards the Abyss, taking every element to the extreme: a darker, heavier and far more intense liturgy than ever before. DARKEND stands for Extreme Ritual Art: a combination of ancient ceremonial chants mixed with arcane symphonies, nocturnal ambiences and sulphur riffs engraved on black metal patterns.
The darkest communion features FOUR revered Cult Figures of the international extreme metal scene.
•      ATTILA CSIHAR (MAYHEM),
•      NIKLAS KVARFORTH (SHINING),
•      SAKIS TOLIS (ROTTING CHRIST)
•      LABES C.N. (ABYSMAL GRIEF)
https://darkend.bandcamp.com/album/the-canticle-of-shadows
VIDEO-TEASER FOR DVD "RAGE" ONLINE!!!!!!!!!! The Video-Teaser for our upcoming DVD [Live & Rage] is online now! Recorded live at Szene - Vienna (Austria), mixed & mastered by Mike Kronstorfer (Metalforge Studio), the artwork was designed by Lukas Lancko (IsisDesignStudio). The new DVD "RAGE" [Live & Rare] will be released on May 13th 2016 (Grindwork Prod.).
www.youtube.com/watch?v=jxd1Oplf-Hs
Subscribe to our YouTube channel here: www.youtube.com/masticscum
THE DVD ARTWORK IS DONE!!!!!!! We are proud to share the artwork "mechanical eye" for our upcoming DVD "RAGE" [Live & Rare]. Lukas Lancko / ISISDESIGNSTUDIO did an awesome Job!!!! We are proud of the final design!!! The DVD will include a 4-Page-Booklet and the Live-Show will also be available as MP3 Album for download!
The DVD will include a Full Live-Show, a Band-Interview, 9 Official Videoclips, Extra Live Footage from 5 Festivals, the Full Discography, a Photo Gallery 1993-2015 and lot of Bonus Video-Footage. More than 175 minutes of the last 20 years band history. DVD "RAGE" [Live & Rare] will be released on May 13th 2016!
DVD Content:
+ Full Live Show
+ Band-Interview
+ 9 Official Videoclips
+ Live-Footage from 5 Festivals
+ Photo-Gallery 1993-2015
+ Complete Discography
+ Lot of Bonus Video-Footage
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UPCOMING LIVE SHOWS 15.05.2016 VIENNA - VIPER ROOM [AUSTRIA] Mastic Scum, Dystrust, Harmanic & Pray For Pain
08.09.2016 MUNICH - FEIERWERK {GERMANY]
 Anaal Nathrakh, Mastic Scum, Tortharry & Ad Nemori
22.10.2016 ABSOLUTE METAL STORM [CZECH REP.] Root, Mastic Scum, Fleshless, V A R & Deadkillers
"C T R L" AVAILABLE HERE Our actual 5th album "C T R L" is available as CD or digital download. In case u haven`t picked a copy yet, get it here:
Amazon: amzn.to/1bjZ37D
iTunes:
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Spotify: bit.ly/1bIh6or
Bandcamp:
masticscum.bandcamp.com
Mastic Webshop:
www.masticscum.com/shop
MASTIC SCUM WEBSHOP  Our merchandise is also available direct at our webshop! Easy ordering via PayPal or Creditcard.
www.masticscum.com/shop  masticscum.bandcamp.com
PANYCHIDA – HAERETICALIA    Genre:  Pagan Metal: PANYCHIDA – Pilsen, Czech Republic is coming with the fourth album inspired by the historian (hi)story of Carlo Ginzburg about the Benandanti cult of northern Italy.
“Haereticalia – The Night Battles” is coming up with some unexpected orchestral parts as well as with untypical compositions for the band so far. If the band was once called a pagan metal then the musical and thematic shift is evident in every angle.
 
https://www.facebook.com/panychida
GORGOSAUR (Sweden) - 'LURKING AMONG CORPSES'   Genre - Swedish Death Metal :  Rabid Swedish death metal band Gorgosaur whip up an album that will shake the skin off your bones. Raw, filthy and caustic, these guys pay homage to the very pioneers of the style - Nihilist, Carnage, Dismember, Entombed and those like Necrony, Vermin and Nirvana 2002; they channel a sound that's devoid of melodies or anything that will interrupt their seething, rollicking momentum. Memento Mori label has a knack of finding such death metal gems, fostering them, enabling to release full length albums and this way strengthening the very foundation of the genre with renewed monolithic pillars. Gorgosaur boast of members of Deranged, RazorRape and Splattered Mermaids, and have procured the artistic talent of Mark Riddick for their artwork. Moreover, the album was recorded and mixed by Tomas Skogsberg at the legendary Sunlight Studio (Stockholm, Sweden) and mastered by Ted Tringo at The Ancient Way Mastering (U.S.A.). Clearly, this is not for the faint of heart but for those whose passion for old school death metal supersedes everything else. This is for the underground-mongers and they ought to revel in it. Gorgosaur rises.
Album Line-up: 
Martin Schönherr - Vocals/Drums
Åsa Hagström - Guitar/Bass/Vocals
Track list: 
1. Basement Funeral Hymn
2. Terror Incarnate
3. In Darkness They Come Crawling
  
STREAM
4. Body Snatchers
5. Pyromaniac Narrations
6. Lurking Among Corpses
7. Gashes and Demise
8. The Antropophagus
9. Burial of Rats
10. Death is Psychosomatic
Memento Mori Official Site    Memento Mori Facebook    Gorgosaur Official Facebook
Thanks all! Kunal Choksi  Label Owner, Editor/Writer, Artist and Photographer  Transcending Obscurity - webzine, record label and PR company    www.tometal.com    www.facebook.com/transcendingobscurity
SXUPERION- COSMIC VOID  Genre:  Death/Black Metal : "This is not a blackmetal or a deathmetal album, per se; as the blackmetal genre in particular has been dead to me for a long time now.  Ultimately, I understand that these things need to be defined and catagorized in todays music world… so I guess it is up to the individual to figure out what it is that they hear in 'Cosmic Void'…This album centers around how weak and immature the human race and their beliefs are compared to the vast void that encompasses them." – Matthew   http://bloodymountainrecords.bandcamp.com/album/sxuperion-i-g-o-e-p
New Book “BLACK METAL: INTO THE ABYSS” by Dayal Patterson , Featuring four Pagan Records acts: Sacrilegium, Furia, MasseMord & Mord’A’Stigmata.
Black Metal: Into The Abyss from black metal writer and photographer, Dayal Patterson, will be released on 31st May and is now available for pre-order. The new book includes 300 pages and 21 chapters of brand new and exclusive material, with long, detailed and definitive interviews; featuring four Pagan Records acts: Sacrilegium, Furia, MasseMord and Mord’A’Stigmata.
The newest full-length book in the Black Metal Cult series follows on the good work in Black Metal: Evolution of the Cult and Black Metal: The Cult Never Dies Vol. One. Designed to be read as either a separate work or as part of the series and presented with a somewhat more old-school aesthetic to the previous two tomes.
Available as a standalone edition or as a box set, featuring a second (colour/gloss) with over 100 pages of photos, a patch, art prints, a deluxe box and numbered illustrated certificate.
The author, Dayal Patterson, comments about exploring Polish black metal:
“Along with the bands coming out of territories such as Greece, Norway and Sweden, Polish black metal was something that we kept an eye on as fans since the 90s. It has been a pleasure to be able to explore the scene in more detail in this book series and conduct in-depth interviews with such diverse groups as XANTOTOL, ARKONA, BEHEMOTH, MASTIPHAL, EVILFEAST, MGLA/KRIEGSMASCHINE, GRAVELAND - and in the new book Black Metal: Into The Abyss - FURIA, MASSEMORD, BLACK ALTAR, BESATT, MORD ‘A’ STIGMATA, SACRILEGIUM and BLAZE OF PERDITION.”
Static of Mord’A’Stigmata adds:
“I did hundreds of interviews since I started this journey called Mord'A'Stigmata in 2004. If someone asks me which of those conversations touched the real soul of the band, I definitely should point to my talk with Dayal. The work he did preparing his last book, could not be overrated. It was a challenge to answer all these profound questions, but results are amazing."
S. of Blaze of Perdition comments:
"The simple, yet not that easy, trick of journalism is to ask the right people the right questions and Dayal does just that.”
Bands included in the latest book: FURIA, MASSEMORD, 1349, FORGOTTEN WOODS, TSJUDER, NOCTURNAL DEPRESSION, VEMOD, ONE TAIL, ONE HEAD, MYSTIFIER, BLACK ALTAR, BESATT, MORD ‘A’ STIGMATA, TRIST, HELHEIM, HYPOTHERMIA, LOITS, DEINONYCHUS, PSYCHONAUT 4, KOLDBRANN, URGEHAL, SACRILEGIUM AND BLAZE OF PERDITION.
Pre-order the book now:
https://cultneverdies.myshopify.com/collections/frontpage/products/pre-order-black-metal-into-the-abyss-signed-by-author
Follow on  Facebook and official website  for the latest news on Black Metal: Into the Abyss.
ENGRAVED DARKNESS STREAM "DIABOLICAL SCRIPTURES" AT METAL UNDERGROUND :  Ohio's Engraved Darkness have teamed up with Metal Underground to stream the entirety of their new death metal masterpiece Diabolical Scriptures. The album is a 9 track blast of death metal goodness for fans of Morbid Angel, Deicide, Obituary and other old-school death metal bands. The album is due to be self-released on CD, Bandcamp and other formats this Friday.
You can stream the album at this location:
 http://www.metalunderground.com/news/details.cfm?newsid=122957
About Engraved Darkness

Engraved Darkness was forged in Ohio in December 2009 by Johnnie Wallace (guitars, vocals), Matt Stewart (guitars, backing vocals), and Matt McVey (drums). Their only intentions, to bring the heaviest, most aggressive and brutal music known to mankind. In 2014, the current line up of Johnnie Wallace (guitars, vocals), Jimmy Rose (guitars), and Andy Hall (drums) was created with the addition of Colin Glover (bass, backing vocals) in early 2015 . This lineup has come to be game-changing and the turning point for the band, and is featured on their debut albumDiabolical Scriptures. 
The band's sound derives from a vast combination of influences, and the styles of many genres, but is still firmly rooted in death metal. This creates a sound full of dark harmonies, dual-layered vocals, blistering picking with intense beats, and mind infesting riffs that will continuously echo through your skull. 
Engraved Darkness have built a reputation for themselves as a formidible live act, and have shared the stage with notable bands such as Six Feet Under, Hate Eternal, Skeletonwitch and Beyond Creation.
Engraved Darkness is:
Johnnie Wallace-Guitars/vocals
Jimmy Rose-guitars
Andy Hall-drums
Colin Glover-bass/backing vocals
https://www.facebook.com/EngravedDarkness/
DEE CALHOUN, voice of US Doom legends IRON MAN, releases today the first single from his upcoming solo debut. The official videoclip of the song ROTGUT is available here: https://youtu.be/t1MqFcLuZQs
The album "ROTGUT" will be released on June 6th, 2016 by ARGONAUTA Records on CD/DD.
Preorders run here:
CD
 
http://bit.ly/1VWewHv
CD + T-Shirt limited edition
 
http://bit.ly/26wrmzU
more info:
 
www.argonautarecords.com  www.screamingmaddee.com
"THE DOWNFALL" by BRAINDAMAGE is one of the most expected album from the Italian extreme scene due to the fact that it's the new output from a leader of the Italian Metal offering avveniristic musical experiences since 1988. Now you can listen to the whole BRAINDAMAGE's album "The Downfall" out via My Kingdom Music here: https://youtu.be/ObOScGv2n4M
Seven years after their last work, BRAINDAMAGE return with their most futurist, abrasive and visionary output of their 28 years career appealing to that growing audience that during the last decade makes great Post-Thrash Metal scene.
You can order "The Downfall":
CD:
 
http://smarturl.it/BRAIN-CD (free shipping everywhere)
iTunes:
 
http://smarturl.it/BRAIN-iTunes
Official sites: 
MY KINGDOM MUSIC:
 
http://www.mykingdommusic.net    http://www.facebook.com/mykingdommusic.label
BRAINDAMAGE:
 
http://www.facebook.com/Braindamageitaly
SARCOPTES (US) - 'SONGS AND DANCES OF DEATH'  : Genre - Black Metal: Cimmerian Shade Recordings has a knack of discovering the exceptional ones. After Solinaris, we have Sarcoptes, playing bombastic black metal from US and aiming for something that isn't being done often. Now what they're doing different is that they're playing a form of atmospheric black/thrash metal that's both vicious and symphonic at the same time. It's what Immortal would sound like if they had adopted keyboards. Sarcoptes sound majestic and wicked, and have spent an incredible amount of time in the studio perfecting the mix so that it sounds the way it should, where every aspect of the music is complementing each other despite the apparent conflicting natures. There are hardly any bands that sound as forceful and convincing as this when the word atmospheric gets thrown about. And Sarcoptes are doing it with a ton of class. Unmatched in their scope, they're set to achieve great things, defying conventions, and moving ahead with the times. 
Album Line-up: 
Sean Zimmerman - Guitar, Bass, Keyboards 
Garrett Garvey - Vocals, Drums 
Track list: 
1. The Veil Of Disillusion 
2. The Sexton's Spade 
3. The Fall Of Constantinople
4. When Stars Hide Their Fires
5. Barbarossa
6. Within The Labyrinth Mind
Cimmerian Shade Recordings Bandcamp (FULL STREAM NOW!)    Cimmerian Shade Recordings Official Site    Cimmerian Shade Recordings Facebook   Sarcoptes Official Facebook
Thanks all!  Kunal Choksi
  Label Owner, Editor/Writer, Artist and Photographer Transcending Obscurity - webzine, record label and PR company   
www.tometal.com    www.facebook.com/transcendingobscurity
NEWS 22.4.2016
DEHUMAN REIGN - "ASCENDING FROM BELOW "   Die Berliner DEHUMAN REIGN stehen seit 2011 für kompromisslosen Death Metal, der sich modernen Einflüssen oder Trends konsequent verweigert: pur, authentisch und böse. Im März 2012 war das aktuelle Line-Up komplett und DEHUMAN REIGN starteten im Sommer des selben Jahres die Aufnahmen zu ihrem Debüt Mini Album, die ersten Liveauftritte folgten dann im Dezember 2012.
Das 8-Track Debüt „Destructive Intent“ erschien dann am 26.07.2013 über FDA Rekotz.
Am 27.05.2016 erscheint nun endlich das lang erwartete Full-Length Debüt „Ascending From Below“, das stilistisch zwischen frühen Deicide und Suffocation angesiedelt ist und echte Death Metal Fans vollauf begeistern wird.
Tracklist :
1. The Ascension
2. Apply Salt To The Open Wound
3. Recipients Of The Abominable
4. Minds Of The Insane
5. Drown In Agony
6. Garden Of Decay
7. Articulating The Unspeakable
8. Grey Entity
9. Heart Of The Hypocrite
10. Stench Of The Infected
Line-Up:
Totte – choke blasting
Ulf – rotten skeletal hands
Tesk – even more rotten skeletal hands
Rouven – corpse basher
Alex – horrific prophecies and incantations
Discography:
2013 – Destructive Intent – MCD/MLP (FDA Rekotz)
2016 – Ascending From Below – CD/LP (FDA Rekotz)
https://www.facebook.com/DehumanReign    https://dehumanreign.bandcamp.com/
LUSTRAVI (US) - 'CULT OF THE BLACKENED VEIL'  Genre - Avant-Garde Death Metal : Obscure Musick, an upcoming powerful entity from the US underground, deliver yet again. After putting out ground-shaking releases by Morgue Supplier  and  Ur Draugr  , Obscure Musick delve into the black metal underground of the country and emerge with a gnarly, vicious force called Lustravi. Touted as playing 'ceremonial black metal' by the label, Lustravi propagate music that blends the best elements of American and Scandinavian black metal, the raw aggression with the soul-stirring depth, and come up with a debut album that will tug at the chains binding the growth of the genre without compromising on the essence. This upholds the spirit of the genre, hearkening back to bands from Horna to Krieg and bridging the gap by forging a sound that only the strongest can muster. The album is a lesson in evocative as well as forceful black metal, one that casts a spell on you with repeat listens. 'Cult of the Blackened Veil' is ancient evil brought back to prime relevance by channeling the most powerful sounds from the genre. The dark ritual has commenced.
Album Line-up: 
Morgan Weller - Vocals/Bass
Geoffrey McWhorter - Guitar
Cory Keister - Drums
Zachary Lee Cook - Guitar
Track list: 
1. In Nomine Cultus (Intro)
2. Evil Incarnate
3. The Nineteenth Key
4. Salute To The Angels
5. Et Plebs Tua Laebitur In Te (Interlude)
6. Dona Nobis Chaum
7. The Rites Of The Goatchrist
8. Dreams Haunt My Sleep
9. O, Sanctifier 
10. Terminus Est Aetas (Outro)
11. Sabrina
Obscure Musick Official Bandcamp    Obscure Musick Official Site    Obscure Musick Facebook    Lustravi Facebook
Thank you everyone! Kunal Choksi  Label Owner, Editor/Writer, Artist and Photographer  Transcending Obscurity - webzine, record label and PR company  www.tometal.com   www.facebook.com/transcendingobscurity
San Francisco Bay Area darkness-obsessed DIY indie label Sentient Ruin Laboratories is extremely proud and honored to announce the release of THE LABYRINTH, the debut album by Bay Area Old School Death Metal killing machine NECROT.
Formed by Luca Indrio on bass and vocals (Acephalix, Vastum, ex-Lawless), by Chad Galey on drums (Ex-Vastum, Atrament, Caffa, Rude), and by Sonny Reinhardt on guitar (Saviours, ex-Watch Them Die), Necrot are one of the most punishing, savage and treacherous death metal acts to ever tread Californian soil. Formed in 2011 initially as a side-project of Acephalix, Necrot have since then built a devoted following in their native Bay Area and beyond, and have become known as a merciless and bloodthirsty death metal killing machine thanks to their bulldozing live sets and their savage and butchering recordings. Since inception the band has only made their music available as very short and hard to find demo tapes that are now completely sold out, impossible to find and have become something of a cult object or collector’s item, elevating the band’s reputation to that of absolute cult and DYI monument in the Bay Area underground metal scene. Today all these early demos by the band have come back to life, remastered and packeged up by Tankcrimes and Sentient Ruin as The Labyrinth - a barbaric and bestial onslaught of riffs that never loosens its grip, stomping and crushing the listener like a bulldozer from hell, that all fans of old school death metal, crust, stenchcore and the such can not miss for any reason in the world. 
Taking queues from legends like Asphyx, Bolt Thrower, Grave, Discharge, early Sepultura, early Morbid Angel, and Entombed, Necrot have thus far existed as a power trio with the build and attitude of a bloodthirsty tank. Necrot’s music is a literal onslaught of buzz-sawing death metal riffs and bone crushing rhythms - an authentic sonic bludgeoning that can batter the listener’s flesh into complete submission within seconds, and which owes much of its crude heaviness and primitive ferocity to old-school death metal just as it does to (crust) punk.
The Labyrinth dropped on April 15 with tapes now available in
our store, while LPs, CDs and digital downloads can be grabbed from Tankcrimes.
Tracklist
01. Consume Control
02. Contagious Pain
03. Into the Labyrinth
04. The End
05. Cycles of Pain
06. Scattered
07. Rebirth in Chaos
08. The Abyss
Kindest Regards, Sentient Ruin Laboratories Tapes & Maelstrom from the Depths. Oakland, California  Sentienruin.com
Das UNDER THE BLACK SUN hat die Runnung Order für 2016 bekannt gegeben. Auf zwei Bühnen werden insgesamt 25 Bands zu sehen. Ein besonderes Augenmerk liegt zudem auf dem norwegischen Abend, an dem auf der Mainstage ausschließlich norwegische Bands aufspielen werden.
So sieht die Running Order aus:
Saturday - Mainstage              
DHG (Norway)         00:00-01:00
AETERNUS (Norway)       22:40-23:40
ANCIENT (Norway)        21:20:22:20
HADES (Norway)         19:55-20:50
DEN SAAKALDTE (Norway)    18:55-19:35
DJEVELKULT (Norway)        18:00-18:35
Campstage                
BORGNE (Switzerland)        17:00-17:40
KJELD (NL)        16:00-16:40
KAECK (NL)        15:00-15:40
NARVIK (Germany)        14:00-14:40
Friday - Mainstage              
ESOTERIC        (UK)        23:50-01:00
ACHERONTAS (Greece)        22:30-23:30
THORNSPAWN (USA)        21:10:22:10
HERETIC (NL)        20:00-20:50
WORMREICH (USA)        19:00-19:40
FIDES INVERSIA (Italy)        18:00-18:40
Campstage                   
WHISKEY RITUAL (Italy)        17:00-17:40
FIN (USA)        16:00-16:40
MUERT (Spain)        15:00-15:40
LUCTUS (Lithuania)        14:00-14:40
Thursday  - Campstage
ASHTAR (Switzerland)        23:15-24:00
SKYFORGER (Latvia)        22:00-23:00
GENOCIDE SHRINES (Sri Lanka)        21:00-21:40
NARBELETH (Cuba)        20:00-20:40
SARINVOMIT (Turkey)        19:00-19:40
Tickets gibt es hier: http://www.folter666shop.de/de/Tickets/Hardticket/utbs--under-the-black-sun.html
Weitere Infos zum UNDER THE BLACK SUN findet ihr hier:   UTBS Homepage    UTBS auf Facebook
LIVE BURIAL – “FORCED BACK TO LIFE “    UNRELENTING OLD-SCHOOL DEATH DOOM METAL FROM UK! FOR FANS OF ASPHYX, PESTILENCE AND OLD PARADISE LOST ERA!
Death Metal sollte sich vor allem dadurch auszeichnen, dass er Roh, verrottet und bitter ist. Genau diese Vorgabe haben sich LIVE BURIAL aus England (Newcastle upon Tyne) gegeben.
Das Debutalbum „Forced Back to Live“ erscheint nun auf Dunkelheit Produktionen! Schwerer Death Metal, dessen Verwandtschaft zum Death/Doom und Sludge noch in Grundzügen erkennbar geblieben ist: präsenter Bass und räudige Riffs reißen euch aus dem Leben in das geschaufelte Grab!
LIVE BURIAL erschaffen eine einzigartige Atmosphäre und eine Stimmung welche man nur in Erinnerungen der alten 90er finden kann! Ein rasendes Riff jagt das nächste, Drums schlagen nieder wie Peitschenhiebe, und eine Stimme die den Platz der Toten mit den Lebenden tauschen lässt! LIVE BURIAL haben ein Potential, das die Szene aufhorchen lassen wird. So und nicht anders hat Death Metal zu klingen!
Aufgenommen wurde das Album in den First Avenue Studios (Newcastle upon Tyne, Großbritannien) von Dave Curle (SATAN, BLITZKRIEG, etc). Abgemischt wurde das Album zudem von Dan Lowndes in den Resonance Sound Studios (CRUCIAMENTUM) und auch der bekannte Künstler Slasher Dave (ACID WITCH) hat durch das komponieren des Intros seinen Beitrag zu diesem Album geleistet.
Wer den Sound von ASPHYX, PESTILENCE und alten PARADISE LOST verehrt, wird bei LIVE BURIAL seine rohe Neigung erfüllt sehen. Erhältlich als CD, LP und Digital Download.
UPCOMING
DHWESHA "STHOOPA" | LP | DEATH METAL
MYTHIC "ANTHOLOGY 1991-1993" | LP | DEATH/DOOM
ABHOR "RITUALIA STRAMONIUM" | TAPE + POSTER | BLACK METAL
GRIMOIRE DE OCCULTE/MIRTHLESS "SPLIT" | EP | DEATH/DOOM
GOATBLOOD "VENERATION OF ARMAGEDDON" | CD/LP | DEATH/BLACK
LIVE BURIAL "FORCED BACK TO LIFE" | CD/LP | DEATH METAL
ABATUAR "PERVERSIONES DE MUERTE PUTREFACTA" | CD/LP | DEATH METAL
DEFUNTOS "A ETERNA DANÇA DA MORTE" | CD/LP | DOOM METAL
HORRID "BEYOND THE DARK BORDER" | CD/LP | DEATH METAL
EXANIMATVM "DISPERSAE ET TORMENTVM" | CD/LP | DEATH METAL
bandcamp   youtube
THE BATTLE OF METAL VOL. 3  WE WANT YOU! Du machst Metal Musik?  Egal ob Thrash metal, Death metal, Groove metal, Power metal, Nu metal, hardcore metal, Folk/Pagan/Viking/Black Metal oder Metalcore, wir suchen krasse Bands für unsere neue Digital-Compilation „The Battle of Metal Vol. 3“!
So könnt ihr euren Platz beim Battle of Metal bekommen: Schickt uns einen Song von euch, der so richtig kracht, an
compilation@dark-tunes.com
Dann wählen wir die besten Einsendungen aus und veröffentlichen sie auf der Compilation „The Battle Of Metal Vol. 3“ und vertreiben und promoten diese weltweit digital. Tausende von Metal Fans werden eure Musik hören! Die besten 50 Tracks sind dabei.
Einsendeschluss: 8 Mai 2016
Wir sind gespannt was ihr zu bieten habt! Lets fight!
PS: das Beste ist, es kostet euch gar nichts!
PS2: Hier könnt hier « The Battle of Metal Vol. 2 » runterladen:
iTunes:
  
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Amazon:   http://tinyurl.com/TBOM2zon
Heavy Grüße aus Heidelberg
 
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Wir haben gerade ein neues Tape veröffentlicht: ROADKILL (Ger) - MENTAL TORMENT. Hier könnt ihr schonmal reinhören: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-JJ6C6uCQ-k
"Hier erwartet euch deutscher Thrash Metal aus Chemnitz im Stile von Flotsam & Jetsam, Hirax, etc.! Auf dem Tape werden das 2007er Demo Tape "Speed & Fury", die Songs der Split "In Twilight's Hour" von 2008 und zwei unveröffentlichte Tracks zu finden sein. Diese wurden in guter Qualität live in Gera am 16.08.2008 aufgenommen. Das Tape ist auf 200 Stück limitiert."
INTO DUNGEONS RECORDS  www.into-dungeons.de/shop    https://soundcloud.com/into-dungeons-records
Hello everyone, A newsletter filled to the rim with good news ! We've received many requests for a vinyl repress of THE GREAT OLD ONES first album "AL-AZIF" and we are proud to annouce that it is finally available and features brand new artwork by the talented JEFF GRIMAL. Note that this edition is limited to 500 copies and that the splatter version is limited to 100 copies.
We also gonna release on vinyl both WILDERNESSKING's EP and preorders are opened :
...And the Night Swept Us Away and The Devil Within will be released together  by Les Acteurs de l'ombre Productions in the middle of the year.
...And the Night Swept Us Away is finally getting the vinyl treatment. Now you'll get The Devil Within on the other side too.  We know a few of you have been waiting for it... Now you'll get it!  
This release will also feature a new song especially for this LP, in the vein of the songs from The Devil Within. It's called Decay. A live studio version of ...And the Night Swept Us Away will also be included.
Have a look at the amazing artwork by Simon Berndt of One Horse Town Illustration. He is a great South African artist!
Good news do not stop here!
After the success of IN CAUDA VENENUM's first album, the LP version is now available and is limited to 300 copies only.
PENSÉES NOCTURNES's latest album "À BOIRE ET À MANGER" (autoprod) is still available and a pack regrouping the band's three albums is now available.  
https://www.facebook.com/LADLOproductions/
ENSLAVED, the new album from Greek Brutal Death Metal quartet MURDER MADE GOD, is out now on Comatose Music. Stream the album in its entirety at:
https://soundcloud.com/clawhammerpr/sets/murder-made-god-enslaved
Order Enslaved at  this location.
MURDER MADE GOD has also released two Guitar Recording videos for "The Titan, the Fighter and the Thief" and the title track.
Formerly known as HUMAN REJECTION, MURDER MADE GOD had a busy 2015 writing new material for the follow-up to highly acclaimed 2013 debut album Irreverence.
Enslaved is a technical cyclone of raging brutality with excessive speed and contagious grooves. The band is heavily influenced by bands like DECAPITATED, ORIGIN and DYING FETUS.  
MURDER MADE GOD guitarist Dennis adds, "We are more than happy to announce that we are officially signed to the mighty Comatose Music. We feel proud to be part of such a great roster and have the chance to release our music under this label. Enslaved is non-stop  brutality and we are excited for everyone to experience this crushing chaos." 
Track List:
1. Victims
2. Enslaved
3. The Titan, the Fighter and the Thief
4. A Morbid Institution
5. Depression
6. Assassinés!
7. The Irony of Faith
8. Subject 666
9. Urban Warfare
10. Involuntary Servitude
www.facebook.com/mmgofficial    www.comatosemusic.com
Hi – Chris and Paul here from Imperative PR. Our campaign in support of MY SILENT WAKE’s magnificent career retrospective collection AN UNBROKEN THRENODY 2005 – 2015 will be coming to an end in the next few days. This is your last chance to check out this documentation of their musical journey through a decade.
Here are a few comments that the press have been making about the album...
“...one hell of a complete package...” – POWERPLAY MAGAZINE
“...a great retrospective celebration and introduction to one of the UK's best doom bands.” – INTRAVENOUS MAGAZINE
“An exquisite collection from one of the UK’s most undervalued bands.” – WORSHIP METAL
“...it’s glorious!” – VALKYRIAN MUSIC
“...fucking amazing!” – THIRD EYE CINEMA
An Unbroken Threnody 2005 – 2015 is a reflective compilation album that brings together material from My Silent Wake’s fourth ever gig, from vinyl only releases, from classic albums, fan favourites and band favourites, all freshly remastered – not to mention a new and exclusive song. Ian Arkley, main man and constant creative presence, shares his thoughts on the band’s career so far in the sleeve notes and Matt Vickerstaff – known for his work with My Dying Bride amongst others - has contributed some beautiful album artwork. As a thank you to purchasers, each CD will also come with a download code giving access to an array of further remastered classic My Silent Wake material.
An Unbroken Threnody 2005 – 2015 sets the seal on a remarkable first chapter in the My Silent Wake story, a chapter overflowing with powerful, emotive and diverse musical accomplishments and it also announces the beginning of even more exciting times to come.
https://www.facebook.com/MySilentWake/
MORGUE SUPPLIER (US) - 'SELF TITLED'   Genre - Grindcore/Death Metal  : Drug Honkey members come up with an equally twisted and sonically extreme assault under the guise of death/grind music. Dark and dissonant, these guys are pushing the limits of the genre, reminiscent of bands like Napalm Death, Brutal Truth circa 'Need to Control', Dendritic Arbor and Cloud Rat. But Morgue Supplier have their own nightmarish vision to impress upon the others, and unrelenting extremity that needs to be dealt with in parts for most, for this level of layered and intricate mayhem isn't easily concocted or digested; it's a wicked, mind-warping beast, conjuring up your worst fears and playing them consistently with intensity that would only drive one mad. This self-titled album is an epoch in the band's history of dramatic death/grind expression. It carries a sick pulse, the true voice of the underground, to be propagated probably one last and final time. 
Album Line-up: 
Paul Gillis - Vocals
Eric Bauer - Guitar
Steve Reichelt - Bass
Track list: 
1. Heathen (The Throes Of Poison)
2. Cultic Rape 
3. Moral Vacuity 
4. Bringer Of The End (Executioner) 
5. Mental Slum
6. End Of Self 
7. Graveyard Filler 
8. Rotting In An Alley 
9. Massive Murder 
10. Dead Room 
11. Equipped To Obliterate 
12. Destroying A Human 
13. Restraints 
14. Broken Gods
Morgue Supplier Official Bandcamp (Full Stream now!)   Obscure Musick Official Site   Obscure Musick Facebook   Morgue Supplier Facebook
Thank you everyone! Kunal Choksi Label Owner, Editor/Writer, Artist and Photographer Transcending Obscurity - webzine, record label and PR company  www.tometal.com  www.facebook.com/transcendingobscurity
EPIDEMIA (Ecuador) - 'LEPROCOMIO'   Genre - Raw Death Metal  : South America is rife with some fantastic acts and while bands from Brazil and Chile are well documented, here's a gem of a band from a lesser known country that is Ecuador. As you would expect, the music is merciless, savage, and also oozing with talent. If you like old school death metal, the primal kind, you are bound to be satisfied. These guys invoke the spirits of bands like Sarcofago, Sepultura, Torturer, Sadism and come up with a form of music that's every bit as good. The band don't waste any time in intros or interludes, but for the duration of just over 35 minutes, clobber you to your rightful senses. There is something that's shaking the perception of metal in Ecuador, and Epidemia here couldn't be a better ambassador. They'll leap at you and tear your head off before you even think of a dismissive nod just because it's not from your favourite country, yet. 'Leprocomio' is an album that can stand head-to-head with your favourite old school album this year, with the only difference being, they're brutal, vicious and unrelenting and won't pander to your prejudices.
Album Line-up: 
Adrián Salazar - Vocals
Juan Cahuasquí - Guitar
Roberto Amores - Guitar
Daniel Murillo - Bass
Daniel Villarreal - Drums
Track list: 
1. Leprocomio
2. Retribución Homicida
3. Redención Del Engendro
4. Miseria Introspectiva
5. Agonistes En El Inframundo
6. Cadáveres Poseídos
7. Necroticismo 
8. Existencia Repulsiva
Satanath Records Bandcamp   Satanath Records Official Site   Satanath Records Facebook   Epidemia Official Facebook
Thanks all!  Kunal Choksi
  Label Owner, Editor/Writer, Artist and Photographer Transcending Obscurity - webzine, record label and PR company  
www.tometal.com    www.facebook.com/transcendingobscurity
Israeli Thrashers SHREDHEAD have released an official video for "Devil's Race," courtesy of Metal Underground. The song is taken from 2015 release Death is Righteous. Check out the video at this location.
Purchase Death is Righteous at http://shredhead.bigcartel.com/product/death-is-righteous-cd
SHREDHEAD will hit the road in November on a European tour supporting OVERKILL, CROWBAR, and DESECRATOR. Dates are as follows:
02.11.16 CH Zürich
03.11.16 IT Brescia
04.11.16 IT Pinarella
05.11.16 AU Graz
06.11.16 GER Stuttgart
07.11.16 GER München
08.11.16 GER Frankfurt
09.11.16 GER Köln
10.11.16 GER Erfurt
11.11.16 GER Osnabrück
12.11.16 GER Weissenh. Strand
13.11.16 PL Gdansk
15.11.16 PL Warsaw
16.11.16 PL Krakow
17.11.16 HU Budapest
18.11.16 AU Vienna
Death is Righteous was released January 12, 2015 on Mighty Music.  Mixed and mastered by Tue Madsen (Suicide Silence, The Haunted, Aborted, Sick of It All), the new album redefines SHREDHEAD's musical style, making it more mature, more melodic, more groovy, and much heavier than anything they've done. Throughout 41 intense minutes the band blasts away with brute force. Ranging from songs that are aggressive and fast to laid back and groovy, the music is enhanced by lyrics that hit close to home. The name of the album describes the concept, which is that death comes to us all in the end, just as it should. These 11 tracks map the way to self-destruction, in all of its aspects and forms in a life that needs to end. On Death is Righteous the now Berlin-based group brings what's true and honest with a relentless energy that resonates from the first note to the last word.
Make sure to check out the band's celebrated animated video for "Walk with the Dead" at this location.
http://mightymusic.dk/albums/shredhead/     http://mightymusic.dk/    https://www.facebook.com/shredheadband
EXALTER (Bangladesh) - 'OBITUARY FOR THE LIVING' : Genre - Thrash Metal :  Bangladeshi thrash metal group Exalter fire up three sizzling songs that uphold the spirit of the genre without diluting even an iota of the essence. The music is as old school as it can get but the songs sound pristine and sharp enough to slice ears. Also included in this release are songs from the entire previous release called 'Democrasodomy' which sound just as potent and invigorating even today. Exalter step up to the plate after the initial onslaught by West Bengal band Armament, and take it upon themselves to further the thrash metal assault worldwide. There is no band worthier to do so from the whole of Indian subcontinent, equipped with an aggressive sound, vicious vocals, and an innate anger that invariably gets expressed through the hard-hitting music. To call their music lethal would be an understatement.
Album Line-up: 
Tanim - Vocals/Guitar 
Afif - Drums, Vocals 
Ani - Bass  
Track list: 
1.    Tortured Innocents         
2.    Surrounded by Evil         
3.    Sacrificial Immolation         
4.    Nuclear Punishment         
5.    Throat Cutters         
6.    Thrash Resurgence         
7.    White Phosphorus Shell
Transcending Obscurity India (Distribution too) Official Bandcamp     Transcending Obscurity Official Site   Transcending Obscurity Facebook
Thanks a lot!  Kunal Choksi
  Label Owner, Editor/Writer, Artist and Photographer  Transcending Obscurity - webzine, record label and PR company   
www.tometal.com   www.facebook.com/transcendingobscurity
IMPLODE – “ THE ANTI CIMEX “ ( EP ) Style: Rock /Punk/Metal/Death metal :
SELLING POINTS:
# Anti Cimex Cover EP by Implode
# Incl. the legendary crust punk songs "Victims of a Bombraid", "Nailbiter", "Warmachine", "When the Innocent Die" and the Wolfpack's "March of the Wolves".
# This is the first release from Implode since 2015 highly acclaimed album "I of Everything". The album made it directly to the Swedish Major Charts and the single/video "Stress Communion" entered the Swedish Single Chart in Autumn 2014.
# Toured all over EU with Entombed AD, Grave, Rotting Christ, Twilight of the Gods & Negura Bunget in 2013/2014
# Pre-listen campaigns to be made in several Magazines in EU, USA & Australia.
# Incl. members from THE CROWN and SOILS OF FATE (Henrik Axelsson, drums) and MAD MINUTES (Johan Ejerblom)
OVERVIEW:
Swedish Trash/Death metal act Implode is releasing a new ep, this time a tribute to the Swedish legendary crust punk masters Anti Cimex. How come a death metal band do covers on a crust punk act? Well, this is more logical than it seems. The legendary band Anti Cimex began their carriers in the Swedish small town of Mariestad, where Implode comes from. So the members of Implode have always had Anti Cimex as a big inspiration from the very beginning. So Implode feels like paying a tribute to the masters of Crust punk, in their own little way...
This is the first new recording from Implode since the highly acclaimed album "I of Everything" been released in April of 2015. The album was a commercial success in Sweden and entered the official Swedish Charts over most sold albums in Sweden at the release. The band has toured all over EU with legends such like Entombed AD, Grave, Rotting Christ, Twilight of the Gods and more. In 2016 the Implode is in the studio for the most part and record their third album, but they will do some shows also - when the time is right... Henrik Axelsson also plays with THE CROWN and SOLIS OF FATE.
TRACKLIST:
01 March of the Wolves
02 Warmachine
03 When the Innocent Die
04 Nailbiter
05 Victims of a Bombraid
www.implodeofficial.com
Breaking news! FULL and TRANSLATED 10 minutes VIDEO! BELPHEGOR and NILE were attacked by Russian orthodox fanatics!
Yesterday we have posted a piece of video, filmed in Russian airport, where Russian orthodox fanatics attacked musicians of Belphegor and Nile. Today - we have got exclusive, full 10 minutes video with English subtitles. Check it now, share and comment!
Dear musicians – be aware visiting Russia with gigs! I’m afraid there will be some huge troubles while Incantation’s tour over there…
Fucking bastards….
Attention! If you do not see subtitles automatically – just press subtitles button on the player!
  
http://deadcenter666.com/antichrist/full-and-translated-10-minutes-video-belphegor-and-nile-were-attacked-by-russian-orthodox-fanatics/
Hellish  cheerz! Antichrist mag team  Antichrist magazine portal   destroying your eyes since 2003!
Brazilian death metallers VULTURE WINGS are offering their debut EP "FUNERAL GROUNDS" for free download and streaming on bandcamp ( https://vulturewings.bandcamp.com/ ).
"Funeral Grounds" was recorded, mixed and mastered by Daniel Escobar at HR Estudio - Rio de Janeiro - Brazil  (Grave Desecrator, Nervochaos, Lacerated And Carbonized) and the artwork was designed by Augusto Miranda (Napalm Raid , Slaughter (CAN), Reiketsu).
Bellow you can find the artwork and full tracklisting:
1. Oath with no Words (Intro)
2. Tower of Silence
3. Walking Corpse Syndrome
4. Necrophagous Majesty
https://www.facebook.com/vulturewings.official
MALEVOLENTIA – “ RÉPUBLIQUE “   Genre:  Orchestral Black/Death Metal :  Malevolentia is a French orchestral extreme metal band native of Belfort founded in 2003. The previous album “Ex Oblivion” released in 2011 was a huge success in France and in French speaking countries with over a thousand copies sold and thousands of plays and downloads on differents plateformes. Built as a movie soundtrack on which would be grafted a Black/Death sometimes violent, sometimes melodic, "Republic" is more orchestrated and more varied than its predecessors. Between an Orwellian fable and rant about Deep Politics, the French texts, very polished, make this new opus more than an album: a concept, a film which has no image yet.
https://www.facebook.com/MalevolentiaBM
GRIMNESS – “A DECADE OF DISGUST “   File Under: Black Death Metal :  The history of GRIMNESS traces back in the beginning of the new millennium, placing a self-produced EP release named ''Dogma'' (2002), before the release of their debut album ''Increase Humanity Disgust' (2004)'. While playing a consistent number of live performances in festivals and local gigs, covering both Italian ground and a few European venues, the band writes and releases the 2nd full length effort ''Trust In Decay'' in 2008. In order to celebrate 10 and more years of music activity (during the while the band members have individually played and contributed in the ranks of VII Arcano, Doomraiser, The Foreshadowing, Hour Of Penance and Novembre), their 1st full length album is going to be reprinted under the title of ''A Decade Of Disgust'', featuring a new cover artwork, the never before released 2002 ''Dogma'' ep, a live version of ''Proud To Be Damned'' and an unreleased song from the ''Trust In Decay'' recording sessions. This definitive version of Grimness 1st effort still represents a dynamic offer of a death/black metal sound played with honesty, power and undisputed attitude...10 years and more... still increasing the disgust!
SELLING POINTS
The definitive reissue of 2004 album “Increase Humanity Disgust”
Featuring the never before released ep “Dogma” (2002)
Featuring members/ex members of: VII Arcano, Doomraiser, The Foreshadowing, Hour Of Penance and Novembre.
Recommended if you like: DISSECTION, SATYRICON, THORNS.
www.facebook.com/thegoatmancer
SARCOPTES (US) - 'SONGS AND DANCES OF DEATH' : Genre - Black Metal : Cimmerian Shade Recordings has a knack of discovering the exceptional ones. After Solinaris, we have Sarcoptes, playing bombastic black metal from US and aiming for something that isn't being done often. Now what they're doing different is that they're playing a form of atmospheric black/thrash metal that's both vicious and symphonic at the same time. It's what Immortal would sound like if they had adopted keyboards. Sarcoptes sound majestic and wicked, and have spent an incredible amount of time in the studio perfecting the mix so that it sounds the way it should, where every aspect of the music is complementing each other despite the apparent conflicting natures. There are hardly any bands that sound as forceful and convincing as this when the word atmospheric gets thrown about. And Sarcoptes are doing it with a ton of class. Unmatched in their scope, they're set to achieve great things, defying conventions, and moving ahead with the times. 
Album Line-up: 
Sean Zimmerman - Guitar, Bass, Keyboards 
Garrett Garvey - Vocals, Drums 
Track list: 
1. The Veil Of Disillusion 
2. The Sexton's Spade 
3. The Fall Of Constantinople
4. When Stars Hide Their Fires
5. Barbarossa
6. Within The Labyrinth Mind
Cimmerian Shade Recordings Bandcamp     Cimmerian Shade Recordings Official Site    Cimmerian Shade Recordings Facebook   Sarcoptes Official Facebook
Thanks all!  Kunal Choksi Label Owner, Editor/Writer, Artist and Photographer  Transcending Obscurity - webzine, record label and PR company   www.tometal.com    www.facebook.com/transcendingobscurity
NEWS 17.4.2016
BLACK MESSIAH 25-Jahres-Show .Dieses Jahr ist es so weit. Wir feiern am 05.11.2016 unser 25jähriges Bandbestehen im Resonanzwerk in Oberhausen mit einer einmaligen Special-Show. Euch erwarten an diesem Abend viele Überraschungen. Über 20 Musiker werden aktiv an der Show mitwirken. Wir werden Euch eine Zeitreise durch alle Epochen der Bandgeschichte liefern.
BLACK MESSIAH SPECIAL SHOW
25 Years of true german Black & Pagan Metal
05.11.2016 Resonanzwerk Oberhausen
A Journey through history from the "Sceptre of Black Knowledge" to "The Walls of Vanaheim"
An evening with an unique show and over 20 musicians on stage.
With Frank Blackfire (Sodom/Kreator/Blackfire)
Maike Flüshöh (Mayze)
Markus "Mönch" Wahlers
Moron's Dew (Irish Folk Band)
and a lot of former Black Messiah Members
Metal Disco after the Show.
Let's party together the whole night.
Black Messiah und MM Produktion haben sich dazu entschieden eine kleine Location zu wählen um den Fans näher zu sein und um eine super Party während und nach dem Konzert mit den Fans zu feiern. Deswegen wird dringend empfohlen die Tickets schnellstens zu sichern bevor die Veranstaltung ausverkauft ist.
Die Metal Disco nach dem Konzert mit Black Messiah ist nur für Konzertkarten Inhaber und wird voraussichtlich bis 4 Uhr morgens geöffnet sein.
Nach der Show würden wir gerne weiter mit Euch feiern und bieten Euch direkt vor Ort eine Metaldisco für den Rest der Nacht.
Wir freuen uns auf diesen Abend und auf eine einzigartige Party mit Euch.Cheerz  Eure Ruhrpott-Wikinger
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Black-Messiah/127575758415
Newsletter april 2016 : ... sie ist zurück - und zwar zu einem preis, welcher nicht nur die chefredaktion des mint-magazins ("singles sollen einen fairen preis haben, unter 20 EUR") als auch "RT" erdogan dazu verleiten könnte, die scheisse aus j. "j.j. ziegenfxxxer" böhmermanns verlängertem rücken bzw. aus denen der mit zwangsgebühren finanzierten öffentlich-rechtlichen sendeanstalten herauszuklagen, damit er(-dogan) sich bei uns eine komplette auflage der definitiven club musik für heisse nächte in palmyra ordern kann; nämlich den großen deutschen p-funk (das "p" steht hier na klar nicht für "punk" oder so etwas sondern für das "porno", das im gleichnamigen balken vorkommt), das zweitvinylwerk der besten und auch erfolgreichsten deutschen intellellen-kapelle der neunziger jahre, neben tocotronic, nämlich der großen deutschen instrumental hoffnung BOHREN (ggf. & DER CLUB OF GORE), nämlich deren Split 7" mit WALD. jedes weitere wort ist jetzt nicht mehr nötig, denn alle detailinfo findet sich auf discogs.com oder epistrophy.net, und zwar über die
WALD / BOHREN (& DER CLUB OF GORE) Split 7" EP " (black or clear or red vinyl) - leider keine Farbwahl möglich
leider bis anfang mai verschoben wurde
BOHREN & DER CLUB OF GORE "midnight radio" 3LP+7"
 ltd. black vinyl on 3 x 23 copies - 23 of which in a film can)
leider bis ende mai verschoben wurde
BOHREN & DER CLUB OF GORE "midnight radio" 3LP+7" red vinyl set
bald wieder erhältlich ist
RECHARGE - menschen hass vernichtung LP ltd. black vinyl edition in reproduced gatefold sleeve (hardcore punk. incl. "stay punk" und "stundenlohn 2 mark")
epistrophy tonträger // postfach 312 // 30003 hannover an der leine //     http://www.epistrophy.net       http://www.epistrophy.de
DISCHARGE - dritter und letzter Track-By-Track-Trailer veröffentlicht! Die britischen Hardcore-Punk-Legenden DISCHARGE sind zusammen mit Nuclear Blast dabei, ihr neues Album »End Of Days« in zwei Wochen, am 29. April, zu veröffentlichen. Heute präsentieren die Jungs den dritten und finalen Track-By-Track-Trailer zur neuen Platte. Zu sehen gibt es das Video hier:  https://youtu.be/vLN0-oRd96E
Ihr habt die anderen Teile verpasst? Klickt hier!
#1:
 
https://youtu.be/l2yiBumsNs4
#2:  https://youtu.be/nBx9I7NwBhI
Das Lyricvideo zur aktuellen Single 'Hatebomb' kann ebenfalls auf YouTube angesehen werden:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DY_8qghAuQ4
Die Band kommentiert:
„Niemand dachte bei diesem Song an provozierende Lyrics, einfach zwei Minuten und acht Sekunden voller Zorn. Play it loud!“
»End Of Days« kann bereits vorbestellt werden: http://nblast.de/DischargeEndOfDaysNB
Mehr zu »End Of Days«:
Mit 40 ehrwürdigen Jahren Bandgeschichte auf dem Rücken ist es nicht verwunderlich, dass die Band auf ihrem Weg einige ihrer Kollegen beeinflusste. Darunter SOULFLY-Frontmann Max Cavalera. Wir setzten uns mit Max zusammen und wollten wissen, wie er DISCHARGE kennenlernte und diese ihn musikalisch prägten - das Interview gibt es hier zu sehen:
 
https://youtu.be/hBJqxiCKQZQ
Weitere Infos:   www.facebook.de/dischargeofficial
Gordeon Music - Zelterstraße 8 - 10439 Berlin     info@gordeonmusic.de
Hailo Stahlfreunde, ein kurzer Newsletter mit den anstehenden Gigs der nächsten Zeit...hier könnt Ihr ELVENPATH in den nächsten
Wochen live sehen:
- 16.4., Metal Franconia Festival
- 6.5., Lenzburg (Schweiz)
- 7.5., Open Hair Festival (Liechtenstein)
- 20.5., Mörchens Metal Meeting
- 21.5., B.E.A.S.T. Open Air
- 17.6., Metal Frenzy Open Air
Details zu den Orten und anderen Bands findet Ihr wie immer auf unserer Homepage.
Kommt vorbei und laßt die Haare kreisen!   http://www.elvenpath.com
Wie bereits angekündigt, werden THYRGRIM ausgewählte Special Depressive Shows spielen. Nun hat die Band erste Details zu diesem besonderen Anlass verraten. Bandkopf Kain klärt über die Hintergründe und Idee zu diesen Shows wie folgt auf: "Die Depression war schon immer ein Teil meines Lebens und somit auch meiner Musik. Aus diesem Grund haben wir uns entschlossen, 2016 erstmals einige wenige spezielle Konzerte zu spielen, an denen wir ausschließlich depressive Werke darbieten."
Musikalisch werden THYRGRIM Songs aus jeder Schaffensphase darbieten, die atmosphärisch und inhaltlich zum Konzept passen. Neben den regelmäßig im Set auftauchenden Liedern wie "Der Weg", "Gezeiten" oder "Sterbend 1 2" wird es auch selten live gespieltes Material geben – sogar ein Song von vor zwölf Jahren, als THYRGRIM noch unter dem Namen KÄLTETOD fungierten - "Wenn es schneit".
Den Song "Gezeiten" findet ihr hier:  https://soundcloud.com/thyrgrim_band/thyrgrim-gezeiten
Um dem Rahmen auch optisch zu entsprechend, wird die Band in der passenden Gaderobe auf der Bühne stehen:
Die erste Special Depressive Show wird am 07.05.2016 auf dem Dark Troll Festival stattfinden, wenn THYRGRIM das Festival als letzte Band in der Samstagnacht passend wie stimmungsvoll beenden werden.
Die Termine für die Special Depressive Shows sind sind:
07.05. Dark Troll 7 - Bornstedt 
25.06. TNT Open Air - Würzburg 
16.09. Red River Family Fest - Austin, Texas 
Aktuelle Infos und Live-Termine rund um THYRGRIM findet ihr zudem hier:  https://www.facebook.com/Thyrgrim?fref=ts
Viele Grüße, Jan & Metal-Promotions   www.metal-promotions.de
Manche von Euch haben es vielleicht schon gehört, für die Meisten kommt es sicher ein wenig überraschend. Nach 13 Jahren in denen wir unser Unwesen auf (und hinter) heimischen und internationalen Bühnen getrieben haben, werden wir MOSFET im Laufe des Jahres zur ewigen Ruhe geleiten.
Die Gründe für diese Entscheidung sind vielfältig, es sei aber gesagt dass wir im Guten auseinandergehen und uns diese Entscheidung nicht leicht gefallen ist. Wir sind jedoch zu dem Schluss gekommen, dass wir MOSFET auf Dauer nicht mehr so betreiben können, dass wir selbst und in Folge auch ihr, als Fans und unser Publikum, zufriedengestellt sind. Daher haben wir beschlossen, dem Ganzen lieber ein ordentliches (und hoffentlich feierliches!) Ende zu setzen, als die Band halbherzig weiterzuführen.
Ihr habt noch ein paar letzte Gelegenheiten MOSFET live zu erleben und euch feiernd zu verabschieden:
- 30.04. Hangman's Night – Bramberg am Wildkogel
- 18.-20.08. Kaltenbach Open Air – Spital am Semmering
- wir planen auch noch eine offizielle Abschieds-Show in Marchtrenk/Umgebung.
Wir hoffen Viele von euch bei diesen wenigen Gelegenheiten noch einmal vor der Bühne zu sehen und freuen uns darauf mit euch gebührend unseren Abschied zu feiern!
Cheers!  MOSFET
Metalheads! MONUMENT sollten jedem Fan der New Wave Of British Heavy Metal ein Begriff sein.
Mit ihrem Erstling "Renegades", welcher 2014 erschienen ist, konnten sie sowohl Fans, als auch Kritiker von sich überzeugen.  Metal Hammer UK schrieb damals: "The New Wave of British Heavy Metal is still alive and well as long, as bands like Monument keep the flame burning."
Jetzt erscheint mit "HAIR OF THE DOG" ihr neues und bis dato bestes Album. Sich ins Gedächtnis brennende Gitarrenriffs, eingängiger und kraftvoller Gesang, vom talentierten Sänger Peter Ellis (ex - White Wizzard ) und eine tight-as-fuck Rhythmus-Sektion, die an Iron Maiden und Judas Priest erinnert, dass sind die Hauptelemente des Sounds von MONUMENT.
Produziert hat das ganze übrigens Scott Atkins (Cradle Of Filth, Behemoth, Sylosis).
MONUMENT ist zweifellos eine der angesagtesten Bands des modern-day -traditional Heavy Metal-Sound und
" Hair of the Dog " ist der lebende Beweis.
https://www.facebook.com/monumentuk/timeline
Gordeon Music - Zelterstraße 8 - 10439 Berlin    info@gordeonmusic.de
Argentinian legends VIBRION, who've been around since the early '90s and have singlehandedly put their country on the map for metal, are back with a new full length album. And it's every bit worth the wait. With better songwriting and a never-say-die approach, they've come up with a set of 10 songs that are as relevant as they can get. Not just that, they're actually pushing the sound forward the way some of the old school legends forgot how to do. Bands like Morgoth, Death, Immolation, Morbid Angel, Sepultura, Malevolent Creation and Pestilence would be proud to have been instrumental in some way in forging the sound that Vibrion peddle in. Each song is pulsating with a unique riff pattern, and with vocals that are as vile as ever, it gives the music a new, exciting dimension, something that the newer bands lacking imagination and power fail to do. 'BACTERYA' is one of the most potent albums to come from a band over two decades old that have outlasted all trends and perceptions. It's an album setting new standards and opening up possibilities for that old school sound to evolve, without diminishing any of the raw, unbridled appeal. 
Album Line-up: 
Luis Guardamagna - Guitar, Vocals 
Lou-Indigo - Lead Guitar
Fabian Fernandez, Bass 
Matthias M. - Bass 
Jonas Sanders - Drums
Track list: 
1. Day of Replication 
2. The Wrath of the Beast
3. The Worm Immune 
4. The Walls of Caffa 
5. Ill Essentia 
6. Of My Burning Brothers 
7. Hidden Plague Disseminator 
8. Bacterya 
9. Circles are Closed 
10. Mutant 
Full Album Stream on Xtreem Music Bandcamp    Xtreem Music Official Site    Vibrion Official Facebook
Thanks all! Kunal Choksi  Label Owner, Editor/Writer, Artist and Photographer Transcending Obscurity - webzine, record label and PR company    www.tometal.com   www.facebook.com/transcendingobscurity
Indiana Extreme Metal Rabble SKELETON WOLF will release their self-titled debut album on June 10.  Have a neck brace on standby and check out the album trailer video at  this location .
SKELETON WOLF is an extreme metal band that will have you headbanging until you tear your neck meat in two! Catchy guitar work, heavy vocals, and machine gun drums come together to forge a metal assault that is sure to have you raising your horns. Taking the old school do-it-yourself mentality, the band handles everything from writing the tunes to shipping them to your doorstep. SKELETON WOLF is sure to please listeners of bands such as GOATWHORE, AMON AMARTH, IMMORTAL, and recent ONSLAUGHT.
The album will be available for purchase on June 10 at the following link:  http://skeletonwolf.com/products/skeleton-wolf-self-titled-album-digipak
Track Listing:
1.    Bow Down to Death
2.    At the Sixth Foot
3.    M.P.F.F.
4.    Whatever Demons
5.    Eternal Lies
6.    She's Insane
7.    Forever Awake
Guitarist Brett Schlagel began tracking his beastly guitar riffage late February of 2015. After compiling the first round of venomous tunes, Vocalist Tim Green unleashed his vocal raid upon the embers of the metal forge. Jeff Mason (bass) later joined the horde with his dungeon shaking bass lines blistering through the speakers beneath the double-kick offense. This lethal trinity, hammering heavy tunes upon the anvil of the mighty metal gods, will split your cranium down the center with their infectious style of blackened thrash. 
www.skeletonwolf.com    www.facebook.com/skeletonwolfmusic
SOLINARIS (Canada) - 'DERANGED'  Genre - Avant-Garde Death Metal : Powerful underground entity Cimmerian Shade Recordings have signed some excellent acts of late and one among them is avant-garde band Solinaris, playing death metal with saxophone as an extra instrument. As if the music wasn't fascinating enough, the usage of saxophone adds a new dimension to the already refreshing death metal music that's on offer here. There's a lot happening on this record about a serial killer and the music perfectly captures the eccentricities, whims and audacious quality of it all. Death metal has been brilliantly contorted before by their peers in Gorguts, Cryptopsy, Augury and Neuraxis, but never in this style. It's time for a new revolution in the sub-genre and clearly Solinaris are leading with fantastic and innovative ideas on making it a reality. Have a peek into the future where death metal is as complex as urban life, with myriad possibilities and challenges, a parallel conflicting dimension of life, and an unrestrained level of progressive thinking. 'Deranged' is a masterful album with a stunning new vision, ambition and expression. 
Album Line-up: 
Eric Labrie: Vocals and keys 
Bernard Giroux: Acoustic guitars and solos 
Jean-Daniel Villeneuve: Electric guitars and solos 
Jonathan Piché: Fretless bass 
Lucas Biron: Drums 
Alexandra Lacasse: Saxophone 
Track list: 
1. Intro 01:29
2. Deranged 05:18
3. Torture Chronicles 04:10
4. Blind 04:30
5. Murder 07:28
6. Chloroform 05:32
7. Field Of Trees 06:28
8. November 03:36
9. Phobopath 05:29
10. Red Rain 05:27
Cimmerian Shade Recordings Bandcamp     Cimmerian Shade Recordings Official Site    Solinaris Official Facebook
Thanks all!  Kunal Choksi  Label Owner, Editor/Writer, Artist and Photographer  Transcending Obscurity - webzine, record label and PR company   www.tometal.com    www.facebook.com/transcendingobscurity
 HORRICANE – “ SYNTHETIC FORMS “   Genre:  Death Metal : Horricane was the first Estonian death metal act to be signed to a high-profile label - the unique brand of mid-paced polyrhythmic death metal mixed with threatening and horror-movie-like keyboards created an atmosphere that was recognized by lots of fans in homeland but also in other Baltic states, Finland and Norway.
During 2016, Horricane has released an EP “Synthetic Forms” on 2nd of April at Tallinn Music Week and is currently working towards the full-length album which will be released in late autumn.
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Horricane/52884212787
Humanity's Last Breath - Ocean Drinker (Official Lyric Video). Since the new Humanity's Last Breath EP Detestor has shaken the grounds with its releas, its time to add a visual layer to the brutal heaviness. This is what Metalmadefitness.com had to say about Detestor : "As with the last self-titled release, Buster doesn’t fuck around from the start. He sets the seed of creepiness down, pours battery acid on it, and it turns into it’s own uncontrollable monster hell bent on eviscerating anything in it’s path. “Detestor” is a fucking nightmare of punishing drops and switches, in which no light or happiness can go within several miles of it without risking death. “Detestor” is so good it’s nauseating to the point of making you sicker than hearing Donald Drumpf’s speeches. The EP is so heavy that bros constantly try to dead lift it, only to fail miserably in front of the gym babe they’re trying to impress….Because it weighs a incomprehensible metric fuck-ton of concrete. If you look up “heavy music” in the dictionary, this EP would come up behind you and crush your skull with a bat and leave you to bleed out on the pages. If “Detestor” was an MMA fighter, it would mount you and pound your face in, even after the ref calls it, to the point of getting disqualified for not stopping the violence. If you want to keep kids from ever going into the basement, tell them this EP lives down there and it will disembowel you if you go down there."
Tracklist:
1. Ocean Drinker
2. Furvus
3. Harm
4. Beware
5. Detestor
6. Ocean Drinker (Instrumental)
7. Furvus (Instrumental)
8. Harm (Instrumental)
9. Beware (Instrumental)
10. Detestor (Instrumental)
Tour Dates
07.07 - 11.07.2016 (UK) NEWARK - UK TECH FEST 5
30.09 - 02.10.2016 (DE) COLOGNE - EUROBLAST FESTIVAL 12
https://humanityslastbreathofficial.bandcamp.com     http://www.humanitys-last-breath.com
SMOTHERED BOWELS – HAVE THEY GONE TOO FAR?? The U.S. Butcher has been unleashed - the band need your help!
Insane Russian gore-grind merchants Smothered Bowels are reaching out to their fans around the world, to help them finish the production of their hugely ambitious video project for classic track ‘U.S. Butcher’. Not content with the usual promo video, the band decided that the brutal anti-hero of ‘U.S. Butcher’ deserved more, so they set out to make a complete mini-movie to tell his blood-soaked tale.
The band began filming in a secret location outside Moscow and all was progressing well; but somehow, such was the intensity of their blast-beat driven madness, the Butcher was infused with demonic life and drawn from the screen into reality! The result of this hideous spawning was nothing less than utter carnage and the Butcher remains free to pursue his riot of cruelty and mindless slaughter. The only way to return the beast to the realms of dark fantasy is for Smothered Bowels to finish their story and complete the filming of ‘U.S. Butcher’ – but funds are running short...
Even in times as dark and desperate as these, Smothered Bowels are not expecting their fans to part with their money for nothing. They have set up a fundraising campaign with an array of gory products available in exchange for pledges of support. CDs, exclusive t-shirts, bloody butcher’s aprons, horrifying figurines of the Butcher himself...the band are even offering to write and record a gore-grind anthem for one dedicated supporter! Time is short, people are dying and the Butcher roams free – so head to the campaign page and play your part in saving humanity from this unwittingly unleashed horror.
https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/smothered-bowels-videoclip#/
CAMPAIGN PAGE:  The band are available to discuss the campaign and their bitter regret at loosing the Butcher on the world so  get in touch at contact@imperativepr.co.uk if you’d like to take them to task for their reckless behaviour.
Thanks for your support
  Chris & Paul  Imperative PR  
http://imperativepr.co.uk/artist-smothered-bowels.html
URGEHAL, BEASTCRAFT AND ENDEZZMA JOIN FORCES WITH SPECIAL GUESTS FOR TRONDR NEFAS MEMORIAL CONCERT  : The following statement was issued today on behalf of the bands taking part in the "Death is Complete" event:
On Friday the 13th of May, the Vulkan Arena in Oslo, Norway,  will host a very special memorial concert, entitled DEATH IS COMPLETE.  This night will honour the work and life of the late URGEHAL frontman TRONDR NEFAS and his departure from this life on the 13th of May 2012.
The concert will feature the unholy trinity of TRONDR NEFAS’ bands, URGEHAL, BEASTCRAFT and ENDEZZMA, who will share the stage for the first, and last, time.
The guest vocalists who will be performing with URGEHAL on this night will be none other than:
HOEST from TAAKE
NAG from TSJUDER
NATTEFROST from CARPATHIAN FOREST
NIKLAS KVARFORTH from SHINING
SORATH from BEASTCRAFT
MANNEVOND from KOLDBRANN
M SHAX from ENDEZZMA
Be a part of this historical ritual in the name of darkness and total death!  For THIS IS SATANIC BLACK METAL!
Tickets are available from
:   http://www.ticketmaster.no/event/475329
More info on Facebook : 
 
https://www.facebook.com/events/901311689951326/
AFFLICTION GATE (France) - 'DYING ALONE'  Genre - Death Metal  : The masters of pain-evoking death metal are back with a new epic. This is the band's most evolved output by far, delving into deeply stirring, poignant leads, dark shades of melancholy, while remaining stoic and powerful, as one should, in their outer demeanor. The vocalist Herostratos narrates the truth of life with a bleeding voice, for all to hear and learn, as the music enacts its harsh dramatization. For ultimately, you are accountable for your own sins and you have to die yourself, alone, to enter either heaven or hell. 'Dying Alone' is an epoch in death metal circa 2016, one that witnesses a convergence of tangible, real life emotions, portraying once again and more elaborately, extreme music with pure anguish, struggle and bitter truth. 
Album Line-up: 
Herostratos - Vocals 
Grief - Rhythm guitar 
Bobby - Lead guitar 
Nico - Bass 
Laurent M. - Drums
Transcending Obscurity (International) Official Bandcamp (FULL STREAM)    Transcending Obscurity Official Site    Transcending Obscurity Facebook      Affliction Gate Facebook
Thanks a lot! Kunal Choksi Label Owner, Editor/Writer, Artist and Photographer   Transcending Obscurity - webzine, record label and PR company    www.tometal.com   www.facebook.com/transcendingobscurity
MISERABLE FAILURE – "UNHEIMLICH"  Unconventional in its approach mostly made of lightning fast, straight to the throat, bursts of blasting and raging hate, French apocalyptic Grindcore duet MISERABLE FAILURE - after splits with Atara, Department of Correction, C.O.A.G., F Stands for Fuck You, Infected Society and Total Fucking Destruction - releases its second, mercilessly brutal and morbidly desperate single, "Unheimlich".
After 2014's four songs in four minutes, ironically-titled, "Hope" (available for FREE download at listen.kaotoxin.com) which gained the band quite some great reviews among which “An uglier and meaner AGORAPHOBIC NOSEBLEED"” [Metal Time Machine], “Whatever you are listening to right now is shit compared to this” [Flemming Gabin] or “Dominating feeling here is the desire to share with the band the will to destructing everything.” [Shoot Me Again], they're back with a second, shorter, more brutal and better produced, new -five tracks in two minutes- single.
"Unheimlich" is EXCLUSIVELY available as a 100 copies collector edition cassette tape (with exclusive "Never Stop the Sadness" bonus patch) released on April 8th WITHOUT any Digital version which will only be released, for free download and streaming everywhere ONCE the collector cassette will be soldout. Analog worship from start to finish.
Mixed and mastered by Déhà at HHStudio (We All Die (laughing), Merda Mundi, Sources of I, Yhdarl...), "Unheimlich" comes with a meaner, more powerful and even more brutal production turning the raw beast into an even more destructive unit.
https://www.facebook.com/msrblflr
THE VATICAN Share ‘All In’ from their Latest Record ‘THE TRUMP CARD’  : Seattle noise-grinders The Vatican have announced the release of their latest record, ‘The Trump Card’, due 31st May 2016 on LP, CD, cassette, and download. The band previously shared the record’s incendiary lead single ‘It’s Called Theft’, which is now followed by the ferocious ‘All In’.
‘All In’ pumps along the same vein as previous single ‘It’s Called Theft’. It is noisy, forceful, and rapid, blasting by in under a minute. Despite its speed, it retains a brooding atmosphere and weight that prevent it from rushing by without impact; the potency of the band’s anger is impossible to ignore, and when singer Mat Wiberg’s lyrics filter through the chaos the cause is clear: ‘Not a thing that you own / Not your skin, not your bones, not your home / It’s all owned by the bank.’ In a society in which everything that can be commodified has been, there is nothing about the modern human that can be said to be solely ours. We have been commodified until we are atomised. These words close out the song, a mantra of modern despair that ought to be grotesque. It is not. That is the horror of the track and of the whole EP, and no sound could better encapsulate this anxiety than that of The Vatican.  
Listen to ‘All In’ here:
Thematically, ‘The Trump Card’ depicts the grotesque horror of the modern age with Donald Trump’s ghoulish, pouting face for a centerpoint. It is in the band’s words ‘a dark vision of our dystopian present, where the “leader of the free world” goes on television and admits to the use of torture and chuckles about it, and we all just chuckle along with him... Where Tom Cruise is a god, Donald Trump is considered a reasonable candidate for president, and we murder children with remote-controlled flying robots.’ They cite ‘They Live’ as a reference point for it being ‘a little bit shtick, a little bit politics, a little bit sci-fi/horror uneasiness,’ and that film’s mood of ridiculous terror is indeed a clear ancestor of the record. There is wry, cynical humour here - as well as the catharsis of a good riff - but the feeling of unease that lingers over the listener as Trump’s insipid voice gurgles over tape-hiss and slasher-flick guitar will leave you unsteady on your feet.
Biography:
The Vatican have been going for four years as a band, with ten years of friendship under their belt. This tightness of bond is essential to their sound:  ‘we know each other to the point where we kind of speak our own language, and that feeds into the way we play. We start with the language of punk song structure and just get weird with it.’ They cite the Melvins, Neurosis, Skarp, Phobia, and Botch as influences, but also all share an unabashed love for 80s pop music.
‘The Trump Card’ Tracklist:
1. Trump Card
2. It’s Called Theft
3. Hippy Hate
4. All In
5. Flying Murder Robots
6. WxWxTxCxDx
7. FUCKEDFROMBIRTH
‘The Trump Card’ Credits:
Mat Wiberg - Vocals
Kris Kromholtz - Guitar
Matt Lincoln - Drums
Engineered by H Murder
Recorded at the Trap House (Seattle, Wa)
The Vatican
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POST-MORTEM (France) - 'GOD WITH HORNS'  : Genre - Death Metal : Long-running French death metal band Post-Mortem have remained relevant since 1995. They've reinvented themselves as very few bands are able to do, and their new material is potent and powerful enough to put the younger ones to shame. With music that bears an undercurrent of thrash while going all-out with chunky death metal pummeling and hooks, Post-Mortem are bound to find appeal in fans of Hour of Penance, Massacre, Vader and Affliction Gate. The music is a mix of old and new, with flashes of innovation littered throughout the hard-hitting album titled 'God with Horns'. Listening to it is an engrossing experience, as you marvel at the contemporary sound that's backed with time-tested songwriting skills and superior riffing. Post-Mortem are here to stay; let the message be known to one and all.
Album Line-up: 
Dahu Grogneur - Vocals
Sam - Guitar 
Laurent - Drums
Pierre - Bass
Gaetan - Lead Guitar
Track list: 
1. Intro (Beyond the Void)
2. Spinetrophy 
3. Rules of Death (feat Shawter of Dagoba) 
4. Eat the Cadaver 
5. Industrial Aborting Process
6. God with Horns 
7. Void Millenium Genesis (feat. guitars by Jack Ruetsch of Dust in Mind, Karelia)
8. Outro (Coming War)
9. Umbilical Strangulation (BONUS TRACK) 
Great Dane Records Official Bandcamp (full stream)     Great Dane Records Official Site    Post-Mortem Facebook      Great Dane Records Facebook
Thanks! Kunal Choksi
  Label Owner, Editor/Writer, Artist and Photographer  Transcending Obscurity - webzine, record label and PR company   
www.tometal.com     www.facebook.com/transcendingobscurity
Decibel Magazine is offering the exclusive full album stream of BIOLOGICAL ENSLAVEMENT from progressive Death/Thrash Outfit HEMOTOXIN. Stream it at: 
http://decibelmagazine.com/blog/2016/4/7/hemotoxin-premiere
HEMOTOXIN will release sophomore full-length Biological Enslavement April 15 on Unspeakable Axe Records.  Pre-order it here.
Categorizing what kind of music HEMOTOXIN makes is harder than it would seem.  Their brand of melodic death/thrash springs from a whole host of metal influences: progressive death metal (e.g. DEATH, ATHEIST), classic thrash (MEGADETH, SLAYER and others), and even some black metal and prog rock.  Any given song could groove, then thrash, then send you through a dizzying labyrinth of elaborate riffs and ideas.  Somehow they juggle all these influences and produce from it a cohesive whole, while keeping the aggression high and the song's core melodic components front and center.
Whatever they are doing, HEMOTOXIN do it very well, and they've only gotten tighter and more adventurous as a unit since their 2013 debut.  Now their follow-up full-length is ready to be unleashed.  At 9 tracks and just 35 succinct minutes, Biological Enslavement will take you on a journey more interesting than most albums twice its length. 
Michael Chavez-Guitar/Vocals 
Michael Rohwer-Guitar 
Nathan Fruth-Bass 
Brandon Wilcox-Drums
http://unspeakableaxerecords.com    unspeakableaxerecords.bandcamp.com/    www.facebook.com/Hemotoxin     www.facebook.com/unspeakableaxerecords 
NEWS 10.4.2016
DEHUMAN REIGN : Erster Song von „ASCENDING FROM BELOW“ online! Die Berliner DEHUMAN REIGN stehen seit 2011 für kompromisslosen Death Metal, der sich modernen Einflüssen oder Trends konsequent verweigert: pur, authentisch und böse.
Am 27.05.2016 (CD / Digital) erscheint nun endlich das lang erwartete Full-Length Debüt „Ascending From Below“, das stilistisch zwischen frühen Deicide und Suffocation angesiedelt ist und echte Death Metal Fans vollauf begeistern wird. Die Vinyl-Version erscheint am 01.07.2016
Bereits heute könnt ihr den Song „Recipients Of The Abominable“ exklusiv vorab streamen, und zwar hier:
 
https://soundcloud.com/fda-rekotz/dehuman-reign-recipients-of-the-abominable 
Der Vorverkauf startet heute über  WWW.FDA-REKOTZ.COM  , es wird limitierte Editionen und Bundles geben!
DEHUMAN REIGN live:
15.07.2016 - Album Release Show im Cortina Bob (Berlin X-Berg)
mit BASTARD GRAVE und CARNAL TOMB
https://www.facebook.com/DehumanReign    https://dehumanreign.bandcamp.com/
MASTIC SCUM sind langjähriger europäischer Extrem-Metal-Kult.  Grund genug zwei Dekaden Bandhistory mit einer fetten DVD zu feiern. "Rage" erscheint am 13.Mai bei Grindwork Productions/ Rebeat.
Und die Band hat jetzt folgendes verkündet: "DVD ARTWORK FERTIGGESTELLT!!!!!!!!
Das Cover für die kommende DVD "RAGE" (Live & Rare) wurde fertiggestellt. Das Artwork "mechanical eye" wurde von Lukas Lancko (ISISDESIGNSTUDIO) designed!!!!! "Wir sind sehr stolz auf das Artwork, es übertrifft unsere Erwartungen, Lukas Lancko hat einen super Job gemacht!!!!!!". "
 Die DVD wird ein 4-Seiten-Booklet enthalten mit einer Spielzeit von über 160 Minuten, das Live-Konzert wird auch als MP3 Album zum Download erhältlich sein! 
Die DVD wird ein komplettes Live-Konzert, ein Band-Interview, neun Offizielle Videoclips, zusätzliches Video-Material von fünf Festivals, eine Foto-Gallery von den Jahren 1993-2015, die komplette Discography und noch viel zusätzliches Bonus-Video-Material beinhalten.
DVD Inhalt:
+ Komplettes Live-Konzert
+ Band-Interview
+ 9 Offizielle Videoclips
+ Extra Video-Material von 5 Festivals
+ Foto-Gallery 1993-2015
+ Komplette Discography
+ Bonus Video-Material
Über 160 Min. Spielzeit!
www.masticscum.com   www.facebook.com/masticscum
Gordeon Music - Zelterstraße 8 - 10439 Berlin - Germany      info@gordeonmusic.de
Rechtzeitig zur Eröffnung der Jagdsaison haben wir Stahlgeschosse vom Allerderbsten für euch. Das PARTY.SAN OPEN AIR feuert wie immer zurück. Ergebt euch!!!
Booking-News:
Sie zählen zur absoluten Speerspitze des US-Death Metal, haben in ihrer beinahe drei Jahrzehnte währenden Bandhistorie nicht ein einziges schwaches Album veröffentlicht und zählen zum Nonplusultra, wenn es um die Verbindung aus alles niederwalzender Härte und spielerisch anspruchsvoller Präzision geht: IMMOLATION werden in Thüringen verbrannte Erde hinterlassen. Schlecht für die Landwirtschaft, gut für uns. 
Bolt Thrower liegen im Tiefschlaf, MEMORIAM hingegen sind frisch und hellwach! Allein bei der Aufzählung des Line-Ups werden unsere Knie weich: Karl Willets (BOLT THROWER) – Vocals, Frank Healy (BENEDICTION, CEREBRAL FIX) – Bass, Scott Fairfax (CEREBRAL FIX) – Guitar,  Andy Whale (BOLT THROWER) – Drums. Euch erwartet ein britisches Death/Grind-Massaker der ganz alten Schule!
Leipzig, Metal-Underground, unendliche Weiten: Aus dem schier unübersichtlichen Dickicht an extremen Bands jener Stadt kommen VIDARGÄNGR, die hochexplosiven, rasanten Black Metal schmettern und dieser Tage mit „A World That Has To Be Opposed“ ein hochklassiges, feuriges Album veröffentlichen. And Death Will Conquer The World…
http://www.party-san.de
BRIARGH (Spain) - 'EBOROS' TAPE”   Genre - Folk/Black Metal : Briargh are an underground revelation. It's hard to believe that such a poignant band remain overlooked by one and all. The band at once engage influences from all sub-styles and significant facets of black metal, from the folk/pagan-tinged riffs to the deeper, moving kind propagated by Burzum, and lastly forming a dense, lush sound comparable to the mighty Drudkh. This is a stunning album if one were to appreciate the mournful riffing and bitter-sweet melodies ensconced in a blightful Scandinavian-sounding setting. Not only does the album unravel elegantly, exposing your heart to surreptitious torment, it keeps you mesmerized with its mid-paced, somewhat warm, nostalgic charm. 'Erobos' remains a genuine, humble, and touching album, one that is devoid of any affectations, and for this reason, remains one of the best albums in this style to come out in this era.
Album Line-up: 
Dux Briargh - All instruments and vocals
Track list: 
1. El Llanto del Bosque 
2. Silom Sego 
3. Sword of Woe 
4. Dubos Etenos 
5. Sun of the Dead
6. El Canto de las Anjanas (Pt II) 
7. El Nubero de Samhain 
8. Eboros - Epitome of Death 
Morbid Shrine Productions Official Bandcamp (full stream)   Morbid Shrine Productions Official Site     Morbid Shrine Productions Facebook
Thanks!  Kunal Choksi   Label Owner, Editor/Writer, Artist and Photographer   Transcending Obscurity - webzine, record label and PR company   www.tometal.com    www.facebook.com/transcendingobscurity
Taken from the VIKE TARE album "FEED THE FLAMES" : Vike Tare was founded at the Frisian North Sea coast in 2003. One year later the band autonomously recorded their debut “The Tide of Revelation”, which was released in 2005. After numerous concerts in northern Germany, the band was put on hold in 2008 due to time constraints. At this point, material for a second album had already been almost completed. In 2013, the band reunited to finalize and record the yet unreleased songs at NordVrost-Studios. The result was Vike Tare's second and final album “Feed the Flames”, which will be released by Einheit Produktionen on September 2, 2016.
The title of the album as well as the band's name are linked to the old pagan custom Biikebrennen, an annual celebration held on February 21 in North Frisia. In present day, its original purpose cannot be determined. The expulsion of evil spirits, protection of the seeds on the fields or fishermen's and whalers’ pleas for safe passage on the sea might be possible interpretations. During the celebration, bundles of straw or straw dolls (so called Petermännchen) are burned in a fire (Biike). The term “Petermännchen” probably refers to the Pope's Petrine office and the associated Christian faith. Originally the burning of these straw dolls possibly confirmed the rejection of Christianity. Linked to this, the exclamation “Vike Tare” (or “Wedge zehre!”) is handed down. It is addressed to Weda (one of the two Frisian war gods, often equated with Wotan / Odin), who is thereby asked to accept the fiery sacrifice.
Vike Tare describe their music as Frisian Pagan Black Metal which is influenced by the rather melodic approach of Black-/Death-Metal as played by Swedish bands such as Sacramentum, Dawn or Mörk Gryning in the second half of the 1990s. Maritime topics are an important element of the band's lyrics. Thus, the new album “Feed the Flames” will include three topic-related interpretations of German ballads, written by Otto Ernst (“Die Späte Rückkehr – Die Geschichte von Nis Randers”), Detlev von Liliencron (“Trutz, Blanke Hans!”) and Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (“Der Fischer”).
Line-up:
Jesco – Guitar
Carsten – Bass & Acoustic Guitar
André – Drums & Keyboards
Stefan – Vocals
Floris – Guitar
Contact: www.facebook.com/VikeTare
Einheit Produktionen  PF 1101  03116 Drebkau    www.einheit-produktionen.de    
DOMINHATE (Italy) - 'EMISSARIES OF MORNING'   Genre - Death Metal . Czech Republic based critically acclaimed label, Lavadome Productions, herald yet another death metal powerhouse, this time from Italy. Dominhate retain everything essential about death metal while pushing towards added extremity - devastating rhythms with a dark flavour, unrelenting waves of earth-shattering percussion, formidable infernal roars from what sounds like only a mythical figure, and imagery that is hand-painted but ominous all the same with an undeniable otherworldly aura about it. Dominhate present the new face of death metal - contemporary without losing the ancient morbid touch, forward-thinking while paying tribute to the pillars of the genre. 'Emissaries of Morning' is a new chapter in death metal mastery; it is how you take forward the sound of the genre without betraying the roots.
The label recommends this release to fans of Incantation, Dead Congregation, old Morbid Angel and Lvcifyre. 
Album Line-up: 
Alex - Guitar 
Steve - Bass & Vocals 
Jesus - Guitar 
Slippy - Drum
Track list: 
1. Saturn Rising
2. Awakening Confessiones 
3. Faith Delirius Imago 
4. Immolation Carmen Astri
5. Creation Quies Monumenti
Lavadome Productions Official Site    Lavadome Productions Official Bandcamp    Lavadome Facebook   Dominhate Facebook
Many thanks!   Kunal Choksi   Label Owner, Editor/Writer, Artist and Photographer  Transcending Obscurity - webzine, record label and PR company   www.tometal.com   www.facebook.com/transcendingobscurity
GODLESS (India) - 'CENTURIES OF DECADENCE'   Genre - Death Metal :  From Hyderabad, India emerge Godless, a new death metal force that's both powerful and stimulating. Featuring members of Skrypt, Shock Therapy, and Wacken Open Air contenders Eccentric Pendulum, this is a new sound, a new sonic vision. None other than Joe Haley of Psycroptic (Australia) fame has mixed and mastered the album, in addition to doing a guest solo on this debut album which holds great promise. With unceasing momentum, a staccato delivery, and bucket-loads of power, 'Centuries of Decadence' is touted to be one of most notable albums to ever come out from the region. With an aesthetic that's dark and intriguing, Godless convey their message perfectly and go straight for the jugular, speaking out against the maladies that plague modern society. Their voice of dissent is tangible and they're here to unleash their brand of death metal upon the unsuspecting masses, fuelled by angst, purpose and an undying passion for extreme music. The era of Godless has only just begun. 
Album Line-up: 
Kaushal LS - Vocals 
Rohit Nair - Guitar 
Ravi Nidamarthy - Guitar 
Abbas Razvi - Bass 
Aniketh Yadav - Drums 
Mixed and mastered by Joe Haley (Psycroptic)
About the lyrical themes and album art:
The album art is based on the second song of the EP, Ossuary.
Ossuary talks about a wretched creature that dwells deep in the catacombs in a state of suspended animation, about to complete its last phase of hibernation to wreak havoc onto the world. The lyrics are a metaphor for nefarious covert organizations within the governments of today.
Replicant, as the title suggests, was inspired by Blade Runner (1982).
Oneiros speaks of the shaper of nightmares. This particular version has been inspired by Neil Gaiman's The Sandman.
Track list: 
1. Infest
2. Ossuary (guest solo by Joe Haley of Psycroptic!)
3. Replicant
4. Oneiros
Transcending Obscurity India (Distribution too) Official Bandcamp    Transcending Obscurity Official Site    Transcending Obscurity Facebook   Godless Facebook
Thanks! Kunal Choksi  Label Owner, Editor/Writer, Artist and Photographer  Transcending Obscurity - webzine, record label and PR company   www.tometal.com      www.facebook.com/transcendingobscurity
LACERHATE - "MASS DISTRACTION" Genre:  Death Metal : Lacerhate started out in 2008, in Cremona (Italy) as a deathcore band. After an year they release a first Ep, “Lacerhate”: four tracks influenced by bands like Hatebreed, Sepultura, Soulfly, All Shall Perish and from hc/punk.
Between 2008 and 2011, the band faces various line up changes at the guitars, finally settled with Ale as lead guitar and Mauro at the bass. Thanks to this, the guys found what they where looking for: a blasting wall of sound, moving to a crossover/hardcore blend and on february 2011 they realise the first official Ep “Reborn From Ashes?”: a six tracks piece, that immediately gained the support and the approval of the reviews and of fans, so that they started an italian tour to advertise their work. Two months later another line up change occurred, so that Lita joined the family.
During these two years the band had the pleasure to share the stage with some important names of the italian and international
metal scene, such as Arch Enemy, Aura Noir, Cadaveria, Antropofagus, Nerve, Backjumper, Irreverence, Cadaveric Crematorium, Brutal Murder, Longobardeath, Psychofagist and Amassado.
TRACKLIST 
1. Exosfear
2. There Was Blood Everywhere
3. Bite Me Immortal
4. Join Me in Farewell
5. Chronosfear
6. Six Feet Under My Sins
7. Under a Cypress Root
8. Plagues of Nothing
9. Mesosfear
10. Spektrum Walz
11. Inception
12. Stratosfear
13. Fall of Collective Consciousness
https://www.facebook.com/lacerhate
Israeli Progressive Extreme Metal band WINTERHORDE will release their long-awaited studio album MAESTRO on May 20 through ViciSolum Productions. Combining vision with impressive musical expertise, the veterans orchestrated a powerful, epic tale of classical music and divine madness while drowning deep into the clutches of the underworld. Maestro is the band's strongest and most emotive powerhouse release to date. Prepare your ears for a true and deadly epic!
Stream new song "Antipath" at the links below:
Youtube:  https://youtu.be/_o2ieEEoRIU
Bandcamp:   https://vicisolumrecords.bandcamp.com/album/maestro
Maestro was once again produced and mixed by V.Santura (OBSCURA, TRIPTYKON, DARK FORTRESS, etc), with mastering handled by the renowned Jens Bogren (OPETH, SOILWORK, etc), and features guest appearances from Jiří Valter (ROOT) and Peter Huss (SHINING). With renewed energy running through their veins a potent new lineup WINTERHORDE are bound to spread their emotional darkness for those willing to feed upon the new album's magnificence. 
Track Listing:
1. That Night in Prague
2. Antipath
3. Worms of Souls
4. They Came with Eyes of Fire
5. Chronic Death
6. The Heart of Coryphee
7. A Dying Swan
8. Maestro
9. Through the Broken Mirror
10. Cold
11. Dancing in Flames
BIO
Between enchanting tenderness and brutality, amongst the fires of the underneath and the coldest fumes of the North, this is the being called WINTERHORDE. Emerged in Northern Israel back in 2001, the Progressive Extreme Metal group has been evolving, seeking to become something greater with each chord they play and record, and only the skies are the limit. Whether through ancient arts of blackened Metal through the gems of progression,
WINTERHORDE are on their way to be the next thing in articulate extremity. Throughout their career, almost spanning two decades, WINTERHORDE saw the battles on stage, performing locally in extreme Metal events and festivals, supporting acts such as DARK FUNERAL, MELECHESH, BEHEMOTH, CATAMENIA. Furthermore, WINTERHORDE shared stages in European festivals such as "OST Mountain Fest", "Metalhead Meeting", "Maximum Rock" with some of the greatest bands in Metal such as W.A.S.P, KEEP OF KALESSIN, ONSLAUGHT, NEGURA BUNGET, CREMATORY, AMORPHIS, BLOODBATH, SATYRICON and more.
Following the releases of their debut albuum Nebula (2006, Burning Star Records) and Underwatermoon (2010, Twilight Vertrieb - produced by V.Santura (DARK FORTRESS, OBSCURA, PARADOX, TRYPTIKON), WINTERHORDE completed their next mysterious epos, Maestro.   
www.winterhorde.net/  www.facebook.com/winterhorde    www.facebook.com/vicisolumproductions
Some new projects for FORGOTTEN WISDOM PROD that will arrive in the next months :
- SABBAT/GOAT SKULL split 7"EP. Featuring a track recorded in Mexico, 2005 for Sabbat, and a studio track for GOAT SKULL, great mexican Black Metal, the track features Devil Lee Rot on back vocals. To be out around June.
- FWP CD sampler #2 will happen soon, a nice way to overlook the current releases in quite an old school way... the FWP bandcamp is also getting completed, you can listen to most of the available releases on our bandcamp page.
- More releases will be announced later !
- Forgotten Wisdom Prod a désormais son propre podcast. Format émission de radio, un DJ qui en fait des tonnes, et une playlist de disques qu'on retrouve en distro, ainsi que des infos, des anecdotes, des rubriques... Un premier épisode est disponible, sur youtube : https://youtu.be/KBY1Autdfsk et téléchargeable sur bandcamp.
Out now :
BELENOS (France) "Spicilège" 12"LP
GHAST (Uk) "Terrible Cemetery" 12"LP
LUSTRATION (Australia) "Jesus Bethlemitus Maledictus" CD
Website/online shop :  www.forgottenwisdomprod.com
Sounds :
 
https://forgottenwisdomprod.bandcamp.com/
Facebook :  https://www.facebook.com/pages/Forgotten-Wisdom-Productions/32607596074385
Hello. We are proud to inform you about our new release! STORTREGN - “SINGULARITY” out May 27 .In almost 45 minutes, “Singularity” will haunt you evoking your darkest spirits, your most forbidden truths. And when you want to scream for mercy, you realize you'll be begging for more. “Singularity”, is a further step towards the Abyss, taking every element to the extreme: a darker, heavier and far more intense monument than ever before.
featuring the following guests:
Steffen Kummer: (Obscura, Thulcandra)
Ville Viljanen: (Mors Principium Est)
Simon Girard: (Beyond Creation)
Vladimir Cochet: (Mirrorthrone, Unholy Matrimony, Weeping Birth)
The artwork and layout was done by: Juanjo Castellano
A prime example of frightening savagery, amazing musical execution, and excellent songwriting.
A ritual aiming to spread its venomous perversion into year-end top 10 charts.
BIOGRAPHY - STORTREGN
Stortregn is a Black/Death metal band formed in Switzerland in 2005. After recording their first demo in 2007, they recorded Devoured By Oblivion, their first EP, which garnered a lot of attention and positive reviews. 
In autumn 2010, having toured Cuba, Stortregn recorded their first album, Uncreation, which was released in June 2011 under Great Dane Records (FR). The release of the second album, Evocation Of Light, by Great Dane Records (FR) and Apocalyptic Art (GER) in September 2013, was followed by an Eastern European tour and a French tour in 2014. In 2015, they played at Wacken Festival, as finalists of the Wacken Metal Battle Switzerland. 
While they started by taking influence of the Nordic Black Metal scene, they are expanding their vision and sound into a more contemporary era. Greatly appreciated for their music, even more so for their live shows, consisting of a mix of pig’s blood, charging riffs and blast beats, delivered with a relentless energy. With nearly 100 gigs including 3 tours (Cuba , Eastern countries and France), Stortregn has become inevitable in the world of Swiss black/death metal.
After many changes, the formation has stabilised and the current line-up consists of Romain Negro on vocals and guitar, Johan Smith on lead guitars, Duran Bathija on bass guitar and Samuel Jakubec on drums. 
With their new upcoming album “Singularity”, which includes prestigious guests apparances and the artistic mastery of Juanjo Castellano, the band brings back the agressiveness into the metal world.
Best regards, Ricardo Gelok   www.non-serviam-records.com    http://www.facebook.com/nonserviamrecords
CLAWHAMMER ABORTION – “ SLAUGHTER CAMPAIGN “   Genre:  Death Metal . Clawhammer Abortion was conceived by Brady Humbert in 2011 after the demise of his previous band Satan's Monk. Fueled by a desire to combine the brutality of modern death metal, the urgency of grindcore, and the raw primal crunch of early 90's Swedish death metal, Brady set out on the "Sawblade" EP which was released in early 2012. Brady performed all bass, guitars, and vocals on the EP while also programming drums.
Brady sought out a live lineup in early 2012. First recruiting Josue Mejia on drums followed by ex-Satan's Monk bandmate Bobby Mooney. The band fit right into the brutal and ever expanding Arizona metal scene playing shows with Vehemence, Arsis, Lago, and Fisthammer. During this time, the band began composing their debut full length "Biological Cacophony." A dense, lo-fi release featuring a wide variation in song structures. Featuring the punishing scramble of "Fucked", the catchy doom laden title track, and a crushing re-imagining of "Sawblade", "Biological Cacophony" received favorable reviews and the band continued to expand their live show.
After several lineup changes, the band introduced their first bass player, Anthony Turchetta. The band also tapped Trail of Gore alum, Robert Davis, for guitars. In 2015, Clawhammer Abortion worked diligently composing the follow up to "Biological Cacophony", while also opening for international acts such as Sworn Enemy and Sepultura.
At the end of 2015, drummer Josue Mejia left the band to pursue other interests and Clawhammer Abortion entered the studio to begin recording their second full length release, "Slaughter Campaign." Returning to the original studio formula implemented on the "Sawblade" EP, the band forged ahead creatively drawing on worldwide turmoil for inspiration. The culmination of these efforts is yet another varied, unique, raw, and powerful album of crushing death metal featuring the oppressive track "Cannibalized", the blast frenzy of "You Must Burn", as well as the scorching title track, a live favorite.
https://www.facebook.com/clawhammerabortion/
Italian Black/Death Metallers GRIMNESS are premiering a song from their 10th anniversary album via NO CLEAN SINGING:   http://www.nocleansinging.com/2016/04/05/the-resurgence-of-grimness-a-decade-of-disgust/
"A Decade of Disgust" is the reissue of their debut album "Increase Humanity Disgust", featuring bonus material and new graphic, and will be released on May 2nd by THE GOATMANCER Records.
MORE INFO:
  
https://www.facebook.com/TheGoatmancer/    https://www.facebook.com/Grimness-40993332445/
PILE OF PRIESTS - “VOID TO ENLIGHTENMENT”   Genre: Progressive Death Metal .Pile of Priests is a traditional death metal from Denver, Colorado.  Formed in 2009, they quickly rose to local prominence with their demo release “Burn”.  Soon after, Pile of Priests was playing out of state, performing all over the west coast.  Two years following the release of their demo, the EP Unholy Death was released and now, in 2015, they are ready to release their first full length album, “Void to Enlightenment”.  Pile of Priests has had the distinct pleasure of opening up for bands such as Immolation, Abigail Williams, Artillery, and Vader.  Stylistically, Pile of Priests employs a vintage death metal style reminiscent of the early 1990s Florida bands but also incorporates technical and progressive passages that lend length to their songs.  This power trio brings their brutality in full force, proving they have fully earned a place in metal to stay.
Everything about this band screams 1990s.  This could have easily been pulled from Florida and played alongside Death, Morbid Angel, Six Feet Under, and Obituary.  The technical prowess is amazing on Void to Enlightenment; to the point that the drummer even provides a few wicked guitar solos in the album because of how hard it plays. There is no gimmickry here, the music is just straight unadulterated death metal without the use of keyboards to add atmosphere.  Abrasive, unrelenting, and in your face.
Band:
Evan Salvador - Rhythm/Lead Guitars and Vocals
Patrick Leyn - Bass guitar and back up vocals
Evan Knight - Drums, backing vocals
1. Void to Enlightenment
2. Deranged Youth Succession
3. Torture Chamber
4. Templars of Sodomy
5. Maleficent
6. Akeru
7. The Tribulation
8. Incantations of Old
Running Time: 47 minutes
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LORD AGHEROS - "NOTHING AT ALL" It was a time of great creativity what LORD AGHEROS passed during the last months and so we are very happy to present almost unexpectedly the last creature of the Italian one-man band.
With "Nothing At All", the title of the 5th band's album out on June 20th via My Kingdom Music, LORD AGHEROS' sound offers now a very original, modern, powerful and rich of pathos music showing an amazing mix of Gothic Metal, Ambient, Post-Industrial, but also elements of classical music, everything conceived to generate a Shoegaze mixed to a Dark Metal that indeliblely marks the cinematographic musical essence of this album, so close to the Avantgarde soul of masterminds of the genre such as Ulver and Ihsahn.
Special guest of the album will be Federica "Lenore" Catalano from LENORE S. FINGERS who strongly signs with her unique voice the song "Lake Water" first single of the album.
Here is the album trailer:
 
http://smarturl.it/LOAG_trailer
Surely LORD AGHEROS show once again how they are so original in our musical scene.Welcome to their trip.
MY KINGDOM MUSIC:
 
http://www.mykingdommusic.net     http://www.facebook.com/mykingdommusic.label
LORD AGHEROS:
 
http://www.facebook.com/LordAgheros
HOODED EAGLE – “ NIGHTSCAPES FROM THE ABYSSAL PLANE”   Genre: Doom/extreme metal :  Formed in Charleston, SC in late 2009, Hooded Eagle has released an eponymous demo (2009), an EP ('Two Counts of Perjury', 2010), a digital split (Hooded Eagle/Wolf Lord, 2013) and a full-length album ('Nightscapes from the Abyssal Plane', 2015). After replacing both original guitarists, in 2010 and 2012, they have slowly moved away from their post-metal roots to become a doom metal band incorporating other extreme genres into their sound. They have shared the stage with such notable acts as High on Fire, Eyehategod, Crowbar, Darkest Hour, Skeletonwitch, Kylesa, Black Tusk, Shroud Eater, Phobia and Jucifer.
1. There Is No Goodness Left in This World
2. I Have Dreams...
3. ...of Cosmic Horror
4. The Path of Eternal Sorrow
5. From Thence Came Woe
6. Repercussions of Actions Long Regretted
7. The Sleeper Will Wake and the Earth Will Bleed
Running Time: 78 minutes
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Montreal's PHOBOCOSM has debuted new song "Ordeal" from forthcoming Dark Descent Records release BRINGER OF DROUGHT. Stream it at the link below.
http://www.invisibleoranges.com/phobocosm-ordeal-song-premiere/
The band has returned from the abyss with another offering of oppressive and ambient death metal. Bringer of Drought is an exploration into uncharted darkness. A deeper and more intense experience than its 2014 predecessor, the album features 35 minutes of soul-reaping, doom-infused death. This four track beast was mixed and mastered by Colin Marston.  
Bringer of Drought will be unleashed May 13 on Dark Descent Records.  Pre-order the album at this location .
Phobocosm is a death metal band from Montreal that came to life in January 2008 shortly after S.D. (guitars) and J.S.G (drums) left their previous band. A few weeks later, E.B. joined the band as vocalist and bassist. R.M. later joined the band as second guitarist.
The founding members agreed on one thing when they formed the band: the band's sound was going to be a mix between different styles of dark and extreme music, but its roots would have to be firmly planted in the "dark death metal" style with an old-school approach yet incorporating a lot of elements from other dark styles of music such as doom metal, black metal and ambient. Phobocosm's music is comprised of a mix of slow, mid-paced and fast parts with a strong focus on writing the darkest riffs possible in the realm of death metal. Each band member brings his own influences into the mix to make the band's music as dark, atypical and original as possible.
Phobocosm's debut album Deprived was released by Dark Descent Records in September 2014. The album was mixed and mastered by Colin Marston (Gorguts, Dysrhythmia, Krallice). The band will release its second LP, Bringer Of Drought, in May 2016. 
www.phobocosm.com    www.darkdescentrecords.com    darkdescentrecords.bandcamp.com    www.facebook.com/DarkDescentRecords 
CARTHAUN – “ STAUB UND SCHATTEN “ Genre: Black Metal  . Carthaun was formed at Rostock (Germany) in 2000. Despite many strains and changes of members, it is since then that Carthaun plays traditional black metal, performing mainly German lyrics derived from more or less famous writers of past and present times.
Release-Info to „Staub und Schatten“:
The ominous stronghold CARTHAUN have released another impressive album. Their new work, 'Staub und Schatten' ('Dust and Shadows'), was released on December 18th, 2015 by Northern Fog Records.  The 4th album by CARTHAUN manages to build on the strengths of previous albums by maintaining and further refining a fundamental balance between aggressive Black Metal and old German language while a range of technical, hard and imposing sounds are perfectly aligned.
Getting deeper into the music, you will notice that these irrepressible idealists incorporate the works of great literary poets of the past into their work, creating an equilibrium between old and new scenes. Using this concept, CARTHAUN have secured themselves a unique selling point.
LineUp:
S - bass /vocals / gituar / arrangements
DS - gituar
M - drum
CARTHAUN - Staub und Schatten Teaser // Official
  
https://soundcloud.com/northernfogrec/carthaun-staub-und-schatten-teaser-official
01. ad arma
02. durch!
03. kriegslied
04. charge of the light brigade
05. dicke berta heet ik
06. berta
07. elegie (auftakt)
08. sturm am meer
09. heimwärts
Running Time: 40 minutes
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IN TWILIGHT’S EMBRACE: Announce New EP “TREMBLING” & “THE GRIM MUSE” Vinyl Reissue : Polish death metallers In Twilight’s Embrace will be releasing a brand new EP, entitled Trembling, on 25 May 2016 via Arachnophobia Records. The EP, which consists of two brand new songs and an Armia cover, is treated by the band as a postscript which will complete the work of the full-length release, The Grim Muse. View the artwork for Trembling above.
Trembling track list:
1. Laughing Stock, a Burning Stake
2. Into the Mouth of Madness
3. Opowieść zimowa (Armia cover)
In order to celebrate the success of The Grim Muse, it will be released on vinyl, also on Arachnophobia Records and also on 25 May 2016. The album was initially released on CD with the same label and was well-received by the metal media in Poland and abroad, including
 
No Clean Singing  and  Metal Sucks .
A decade in the making, Poznań’s In Twilight’s Embrace have evolved into a dark and dismal entity, their vision fully realised on third album The Grim Muse. As can be expected from Polish pedigree, In Twilight's Embrace showcase focus in their songwriting; riffs are relentless (one listen to ‘Dystopian’ confirms that), the rhythm section has a precise attack, and Cyprian Łakomy is vitriolic in his snarling Swedeath vocals. The album also features guest appearances by Tomas Lindberg of the world-famous At The Gates, Rambo from fellow Poznań-dwellers Bloodthirst and Paweł Bartulewicz of The Dead Goats.
Trembling (CD digipak) and The Grim Muse (vinyl) will be released on 25th May 2016 via Arachnophobia Records.
In Twilight’s Embrace are:
Leszek Szlenk – guitars
Marcin Rybicki – guitars
Wojciech Skinder – bass
Cyprian Łakomy – vocals
Dawid Bytnar – drums
In Twilight’s Embrace online:
 
Facebook   Bandcamp
Arachnophobia Records online:  Website    Facebook
NoCleanSinging.com has posted the exclusive premiere of "Cybernetic Eucharist" off of the forthcoming album from Boston-based death metal unit ZEALOTRY.
The second track released from the band's sophomore album - THE LAST WITNESS - is now playing at
 
this location .  Lavadome Productions will release The Last Witness on April 22.  
An album that hits on all fronts with a progressive, yet schooled brand of death metal mastery, The Last Witness is carved from the same flesh as some of the genre's most important releases. Zealotry is a band that walks its own path, one that's paved by a desire to push death metal to new levels, while staying true to the genre's traditional elements.
The Last Witness brings to life a series of massive and unparalleled musical movements dense and complex enough to require repeated listens.
The Last Witness tells the story of humanity's end, as imagined by Arthur C. Clarke (among others). It speaks of our species' forced ascension and assimilation, compelled by the unseen, unknowable mind that tends to the cosmic clockwork and has decided the fates of countless other races.
Lavadome is proud to present such irreversible art which stands out above the norm instead of following it in hopes there are still ears out here, thirsty to listen on repeat and slowly uncovering the mesmerizing scales of the nature presented by The Last Witness.
 Pre-orders are available at:
CD:   http://store.lavadome.org/product_info.php?products_id=1153
Digital:   http://zealotry.bandcamp.com/
Zealotry features members of CHTHE'ILIST, SEROCS, INHUMATUS and MYTH OF I.
Tracklist:
1. Arc of Eradication
2. Heralding the Black Apostle
3. Cybernetic Eucharist
4. Progeny Omega
5. Mutagenesis
6. Yliaster
7. The Last Witness
8. Silence
Recording personnel:
R. Temin - Vocals, Rhythm Guitars, Synths
P. Tougas - Lead & Acoustic Guitars, Vocals
A. Zalatan - Drums
A. Collins - Bass 
www.facebook.com/zealotrymetal      zealotry.bandcamp.com
www.lavadome.org      www.facebook.com/lavadome
Thrash Metallers SINNERY join Pitch Black Records Debut A FEAST OF FOOLS out in May.
Pitch Black Records is pleased to welcome Israel’s explosive thrash metallers SINNERY into its artist roster.
SINNERY are one of those prime examples of “education” (in metal) done right! A group of friends (now in their early 20s), all youngsters when they first formed the band in 2012 wanting to play old school thrash metal.
“A Feast of Fools” is the band’s debut album; a fierce thrash metal album that is hard to define, yet very easy to process! It’s aggressive and relentless and although having a top-notch production, the band still manages through its sound to pay tribute to the glorious old days of thrash metal.
A fiery passion is evident throughout the album and as the band puts it “the album steers clear from the modern approach of playing every trick in the book just to appear sophisticated”. Rightly so, this album is the perfect mix of just enough simplicity and raw brutality along with some fine moments of finesse and technicality drawing listeners in and keeping them locked in while enjoying their ears being destroyed!
Featuring superb artwork by Costin Chioreanu (Arch Enemy, Paradise Lost, My Dying Bride, Opeth among others), “A Feast of Fools” is scheduled for release on May 6th on CD and digital. Pre-orders are up at http://store.pitchblackrecords.com and http://pitchblackrecords.bandcamp.com.
A song taken off the album is now available for streaming and free download at www.pitchblackrecords.com as well as a just-released teaser trailer.
SINNERY is:
Alon Karnieli – Vocals, Rhythm Guitar
Idan Kringel – Lead Guitar, Backing Vocals
Saar Tuvi – Bass, Backing Vocals
Ari Roth – Drums
Album tracklist:
1. Revolutions for Nothing (H.A.C)
2. Built to Kill
3. Magic Bullet
4. Showing Teeth
5. Mad Dog
6. Holy Grounds
7. Black Widow
8. Symphony of Sorrow
9. A Feast of Fools
Audio - https://soundcloud.com/pitch-black-records/sinnery-black-widow
Teaser Trailer: https://youtu.be/MjqO0m7-W-c
NEWS 2.4.2016
THE CULT ALBUM FROM 1993! FROM THE GERMAN DEATH/GRIND LEGEND! Eines der finstersten Alben des deutschen DeathMetal-Untergrundes wird endlich neu aufgelegt: ‚O AGIOS PETHANE‘ von BLOOD, als DAS rohe Referenzwerk aus 1993. Der unfassbar düstere Sound dieses Hybriden aus Death Metal und Grind, aber auch einem Schuss Thrash Metal und Punk, ist eine Messlatte brutaler Musik. Hier werden bestialische Stimmung, nackenbrechende Blastpassagen, kranke Basssoli und röhrende Vocals zusammengeführt zu einem Gebräu – dieses Album hat zurecht Legendenstatus!
BLOOD sind die dienstälteste deutsche Grind-Band (seit 1986!) – und mit Genregrößen wie NAPALM DEATH, EXTREME NOISE TERROR und AGATHOCLES unter den ältesten noch aktiven Truppen überhaupt! BLOOD haben nie ihre Überzeugung dem Kommerz verkauft – und das kann man auch schon auf ‚O Agios Pethane‘ hören. Die Legende im Digipak mit achtseitigem Booklet! Die ersten 100 Stück enthalten zudem ein Poster im A2 Format und einen Button!
LATEST RELEASES
BLOOD "O AGIOS PETHANE" (RE-ISSUE 1993) | DIGIPAK + POSTER | DEATH METAL out now
BOSQUE "BEYOND" | DIGIPAK/LP | DOOM METAL
LUBBERT DAS "DELUGE" | DIGIPAK | BLACK METAL
GOATBLOOD/NIHIL DOMINATION "SUPREMACÍA DE SATANAS" | DIGIPACK CD | DEATH/BLACK
ABATUAR "VEJACIÓN DE LA BESTIA/FOSA COMUN | DEATH/BLACK | DIGIPACK CD
BLASPHMACHINE "SALVATION" | DIGIPACK CD + POSTER | DEATH/BLACK
GOATBLOOD "NEKRO RITUALS" | DIGIPACK MCD + POSTER | DEATH/BLACK sold out
LOUSBERG "THE FOG BENEATH MY FEET" | TAPE | AMBIENT
EXHUMATION "OPUS DEATH" | CD | LP | DEATH METAL out now
LASTER "DE VERSTE VERTE IS HIER" | LP/CD | BLACK METAL
INFERNAL EXECRATOR "AD INFINITUM SATANIC ADHERENT" | CD + POSTER| DEATH/BLACK
GOATBLOOD "ADORATION OF BLASPHEMY AND WAR" | CD/LP/TAPE | DEATH/BLACK
RITO PROFANATORIO "GRIMORIOS E INVOCACIONES..." | CD | DEATH/BLACK
DHWESHA "STHOOPA" | CD + POSTER | DEATH METAL
MYSTIFIER "25 YEARS OF BLASPHEMY & WAR" | A5 CD BOX | DEATH/BLACK
UPCOMING
DHWESHA "STHOOPA" | LP | DEATH METAL
EXHUMATION "OPUS DEATH" | LP | DEATH METAL
MYTHIC "ANTHOLOGY 1991-1993" | LP | DEATH/DOOM
ABHOR "RITUALIA STRAMONIUM" | TAPE + POSTER | BLACK METAL
LIVE BURIAL "FORCED BACK TO LIFE" | CD/LP | DEATH METAL
ABATUAR "PERVERSIONES DE MUERTE PUTREFACTA" | CD/LP | DEATH METAL
DEFUNTOS "A ETERNA DANÇA DA MORTE" | CD/LP | DOOM METAL
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Im letzten Jahr haben THYRGRIM erst ihr aktuelles Album "DEKADEN" veröffentlicht, doch still stehen die Mühlen bei den Black Metallern deshalb noch lange nicht. Bandkopf Kain ist bereits dabei, neues Material zu erschaffen und gibt einen ersten Einblick in einen neuen Song mit dem Titel "das Ende einer Reise" - hier könnt ihr reinhören: https://soundcloud.com/thyrgrim_band/das-ende-einer-reise-rehearsal
Des Weiteren haben THYRGRIM ihre Live-Aktivitäten verstärkt. Als nächstes steht die Headlinershow auf dem Ground Force Festival in Leonberg nahe Stuttgart an. Für 8€ pro Tag an der Abendkasse gibt es die geballte Ladung starker Underground-Formationen.
Weitere geplante Shows:
29.04. Destination Metal Vol.3 - Recklinghausen
07.05. Dark Troll 7 - Bornstedt (special depressive show)
21.05. Hellhammer Fest - Hradec CZ
02. - 05.06. Gahlen Moscht O. A. - Spremberg
11.06. Blackland - Berlin
25.06. TNT Open Air - Würzburg (special depressive show)
10.12. Helvete - Oberhausen
Aktuelle Infos rund um THYRGRIM findet ihr zudem hier: https://www.facebook.com/Thyrgrim?fref=ts
Viele Grüße,  Jan & Metal-Promotions  Metal Promotion   www.metal-promotions.de   www.facebook.com/metal.promotions
Die britischen Hardcore Punk Legenden DISCHARGE sind zusammen mit NUCLEAR BLAST dabei, ihr neues Album 'END OF DAYS' am 29. April zu veröffentlichen. Heute präsentieren die Jungs nun das erste Track-by-Track Video zur neuen Platte. Zu sehen gibt es das Video hier:  https://youtu.be/l2yiBumsNs4
 Das Lyric-Video zur aktuellen Single "Hatebomb" kann ebenfalls auf YouTube angesehen werden:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DY_8qghAuQ4
Die Band kommentiert: "No thought provoking lyrics on this song, just 2 minutes and 8 seconds of anger, play it loud".  »End Of Days« kann bereits vorbestellt werden: http://nblast.de/DischargeEndOfDaysNB
Mehr auf 'END OF DAYS':
Mit 40 ehrwürdigen Jahren Bandgeschichte auf dem Rücken ist es nicht verwunderlich, dass die Band auf ihrem Weg einige ihrer Kollegen beeinflusste. Darunter SOULFLY Frontmann Max Cavalera. Wir setzten uns mit Max zusammen und wollten wissen wie er DISCHARGE kennen lernte und ihn musikalisch prägten - das Interview gibt es hier sehen:
  
https://youtu.be/hBJqxiCKQZQ
Weitere Infos:
  
www.facebook.de/dischargeofficial    www.nuclearblast.de/discharge
Gordeon Music - Zelterstraße 8 - 10439 Berlin    info@gordeonmusic.de
The second full-length album by Russian Melodic Black/Death Metal band FAUSTTOPHEL . Electric polarity between aggressiveness of Black Metal and melodics of instrumental experiments covered by poetic lyrics.
The second album has not lost the distinctive feature of the band - a bilingual lyrics, where original tunes intertwined in Russian and Ukrainian languages, maintaining the mystique of Gogol and soft lullabies melodiousness of folk songs. Poetry has a special place: melo-declamations, fragments of poems of the Silver Age era, joined together with melody of Ukrainian speech.
Fausttophel do not adhere to strict canons as part of its style and constantly experimenting with arrangements. However, in the album clearly heard the old-school sound of music, instead of the newfangled sound. All this contrasted to the aggressive blasts, powerful high-speed guitar riffs and avant-garde instrumental compositions.
The new album like its predecessor is eclectic - it generates special recognizable musical underscore of Fausttophel.
For fans of: Dissection, Edge Of Sanity, Emperor, Gates Of Ishtar, Dimmu Borgir, Hecate Enthroned, Old Man's Child, Rotting Christ, Opeth, etc.
http://metalscraprecords.com   http://metalscraprecords.com/en/
After No Clean Singing, German entity for doom metal and related music, Doom Metal Front, have now exclusively premiered two tracks from the epic release by Algoma and Chronobot. They're sounding sicker than ever before. Check out these links for the two exclusive premieres - 
No Clean Singing (US) premiere -
 
http://www.nocleansinging.com/2016/03/20/an-ncs-premiere-algoma-phthisis-and-chronobot-red-nails/
Doom Metal Front (Germany) premiere - 
 
http://doommetalfront.blogspot.in/2016/04/canadian-algoma-and-chronobot-premier.html
ALGOMA (Canada) / CHRONOBOT (Canada) - SPLIT 12"  Genre - Sludge/Doom Metal : Canadian sludge monsters Algoma release fresh songs exclusively for this epic split with filthy doom band Chronobot. Both complement each other in rupturing your eardrums using different methods of doom propagation. Algoma, having won over everyone with their monolithic debut, present us with two new songs which are just as devastating in nature if not nastier. Their style of slow, suffocating sludge can only be compared with the best bands in the style, such as Eyehategod, Grief, The Whorehouse Massacre (Canada), Hooded Menace, Crowbar, and have a wicked, gnarly sound to boot. The rawness only brings out the power and fierceness - which is what the genre needs now. Chronobot take psychedelic influences to soften the initial onslaught of this release but only a tad, using their groovy tunes to put you in a daze as they effortlessly steamroll you with their brand of thick, plodding doom. This is the epitome of the genre and its best qualities; crushing heaviness in whichever way you perceive it, while remaining individualistic in both the cases. This is an excellent split, one that will undoubtedly leave you yearning for more. Prepare to be crushed beyond belief.
Algoma Line-up: 
Kevin Campbell - Bass/Vocals
Boyd Rendell  - Guitar/Vocals
JV- Drums 
Chronobot Line-up: 
Dafe - Guitars, Vox and Cosmic FX
Quinton - Lead Guitar
Cody - Psych Battery
Scott - Bass 
Darius - Keys/FX
Track list: 
1. Side A - 01 - AlgomA - Phthisis
2. Side A - 02 - AlgomA - Electric Fence
3. Side B - 01 - Chronobot - Red Nails
4. Side B - 02 - Chronobot - Jerry Can
5. Side B - 03 - Chronobot - Sons of Sabbath
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Thanks!  Kunal Choksi  Label Owner, Editor/Writer, Artist and Photographer  Transcending Obscurity - webzine, record label and PR company    www.tometal.com    www.facebook.com/transcendingobscurity
Hi there – Chris and Paul from Imperative PR here. We are proud to welcome THUS DEFILED to the roster, for the digital release of three EPs over the coming months. Thus Defiled have been kings of the British black metal underground for more than twenty years, their albums hailed by fans and critics alike. They have shared stages with bands such as Mayhem, Blasphemy, Cannibal Corpse, Immolation, Enslaved, Behemoth and Dissection and many more, have appeared on compilation albums alongside Black Sabbath and Venom, they have been championed by much missed DJ legend John Peel and had guest appearances on their albums from Sakis of Rotting Christ.
 Now, Thus Defiled have stirred from their slumber and will be digitally releasing, for the first time, two long since sold out EPs – A Darker Beauty and Fire Serpent Dawn – both remastered by front man Paul C to sound more powerful and abyssic than ever. The third release is a brand new EP entitled A Return To The Shadows. This brings together four dramatic cover versions and one brand new, original recording. A Return To The Shadows features guest vocals from Mike Browning of Morbid Angel / Nocturnus and Donn Donni of  Vesperian Sorrow and is both a tribute to the bands Thus Defiled grew up with - and a defiant roar that dares anyone to doubt their continued power and potency.
The release schedule begins with 2000’s A Darker Beauty, coming 6-6-16; a recording that perfectly encapsulates the sheer class that has always been the hallmark of Thus Defiled’s music and stands as an unholy testament to the band’s unswerving dedication to the darkness.
Chris & Paul
  Imperative PR   
http://imperativepr.co.uk/artist-thus-defiled.html
ZEIT – “ GRAM “ Genre:  Black Sludge : Founded in 2010 ZEIT started as a two-piece project of Fur (guitar, vocals) and Win (drums) with the aim to create a very own sound of black metal without being bound to the limits of this genre. With this in mind and a lyrical concept of urban solitude, the first self-titled Demo was released in 2013. Later this year Flakmann (bass) was added to the line-up and the first EP "Sturm" was released at the end of 2013. Two years  later ZEIT released their critically well acclaimed second EP "Trümmer" (debris). Due to the very wide musical influences of all three band members the music of ZEIT varies between different genres with an open minded approach to musical creation and self expression. With "Gram" (engl. grief) Zeit have recorded their third EP which has been recorded in Chemnitz, Germany in late 2015. ZEIT reaches out to create music in the vein of black metal, which means to be free, to express the own feelings and not to care about any conventions.
https://www.facebook.com/RumsDieZeit
Hello.We are proud to inform you about our new release! RIMFROST - RIMFROST out March 25 .At just over 47 minutes, RIMFROST - Rimfrost is just long enough to satisfy, although it still leaves you wanting more.
The sound is massive; the riffs are unbelievably chunky and the drumming is in your face and devastatingly heavy. Mixing speed with slower tempos works successfully throughout. This is one excellent slab of Blackened Death Metal that can be considered yet another of this year's elite Extreme Metal releases.
A prime example of frightening savagery, amazing musical execution, and excellent songwriting. This one is guaranteed to make year-end top 10 lists.
While the entire album is great from start to finish, "Beyond The Mountains Of Rime", "Witches Hammer", "Dark Prophecies", and "Frostlaid Skies" are definite stand out tracks
RIMFROST start out in summer 2002, when 14 years old singer and guitarist Hravn joins forces with drummer Throllv of same age under the name MÖRKRETS FURSTAR (“Lords of Darkness”) in the Swedish town Hagfors.
In October 2002 they record a first demo on a four-channel MD4 and the result is self-titled to “Mörkrets Furstar” After playing primitive Black Metal and exclusively using Swedish lyrics, the band changes its name to RIMFROST
and a more technical style just one year later.
In these early years the members of the band are still a bunch of school kids, but driven by a strong will and burning desire to play Black Metal. Their first demo under the name RIMFROST is recorded in the year 2003 in the Hairy Bones Studios in Karlstad. “Unredeemed Demons” features English lyrics and is released in only ten copies although the booklet states fifteen.
Spending most of their time in the rehearsal room Hravn and Throllv quickly progress in their abilities as Musicians and songwriters. One year later the band is getting serious. Joined by bassist Frozthirw they enter the Black Lounge Studios in Avesta to recorded new demo songs with producer Jonas Kjellgren and the declared aim to acquire a record deal. These demo recordings become known under the title “Winds of Hostility” (2005), but are never published. There is immediate interest, but the labels ask for another song. RIMFROST return to Avesta and accordingly record “At the Mighty Halls They’ll Walk”.
RIMFROST receive a good offer and the members being young quickly sign a deal. The signing includes one EP and two albums. The Swedes release three of their demo songs as an MCD in December 2005. “A Journey to a Greater End”. The first reactions are enthusiastic and RIMFROST get chosen out of hundreds of contenders to perform at the prestigious Inferno Festival in Oslo, Easter 2006. The Swedes’ performance is greeted by fans and press alike as one of the very coolest newcomers this year and introduces them to an international audience.
All seems bright, while RIMFROST prepare for their debut album, but during the rehearsals Hravn and Throllv decide to part ways with Frozthirw. As a new bassist the duo recruits Beuwolf, who has already performed with them as a live
guitarist and shares the other members’ visions on musical expression and professionalism of performance.
During six days in August 2006 RIMFROST return to the Black Lounge Studios to produce their debut album with Jonas Kjellgren once again. “A Frozen World Unknown” is released on the 28th of October 28th the same year. Although the album is received with critical acclaim, dark clouds are now gathering on the horizon. The band discovers that it has serious disagreements with its label and Throllv moves from Hagfors to Borås. The long distance between the members as well as the search for a new label after the band decides to quit their previous deal effectively put all activities on hold.
In January 2008 Hravn follows Throllv to Borås and RIMFROST is infused with new live. After extensive rehearsals and writing new material the band signs a new deal with Season of Mist out of several interesting offers. After almost a year of preparation it becomes clear that now Beuwolf lives at too great a distance to continue playing in RIMFROST. Both sides conclude with regrets to part ways as friends for the time being, but Beuwolf continues to assist the main duo in its song-writing and will hopefully join the band again as a guest musician in future.Without a permanent bass-player in the band, Peter Laustsen (Nox Aurea, ex-The Cold Existence) takes over those duties as a session-member and plucks all thick strings during the recording of “Veraldar Nagli”.
RIMFROST’s second album is brought to perfection in Sonic Train Studios with renowned producer Andy La Rocque (King Diamond) heading the proceedings and assisted by Peter Laustsen as well as the band.
With the second album released, “Veraldar Nagli” on November 16th, 2009 (January 12th, 2010 in the USA) a new chapter in the saga of RIMFROST starts, however, even if received with great words from fans around the world, there is not much happening in the RIMFROST camp. Only two shows is done to support this album and then the band ends up in a coma. RIMFROST main demons, Hravn and Throllv, starts working on new music, but there is something missing, and on top on that the band decides to part ways with session bassist Peter Laustsen in the fall of 2011. The band has set it sights on a new
bass player, even if first declining the offer to join, B.C joins the band in early 2012, soon after follows the first "music-video" of RIMFROST with a brand new song for the masses “Witches Hammer” is released and the band starts to breath again.  From the video on, the band starts more forceful to work on new songs to complete a new studio album. During this period the band balso did a few gigs to get the new line-up in perfect balance. Starting with it`s first appearance in Germany ever, the band plays in Hamburg on “Metal Days” in September of 2012, then back to work on the album until it reaks of grim RIMFROST tunes, this taking a good time, to make sure its perfect, then to do shows again in 2014 in both Sweden and in Germany.
In early 2015, it is finally time to hit the recording button, the new album gets recorded and in mid 2015 the band starts the search for a new label to put this out. The band names the new recorded fittingly, “RIMFROST”. Taking a while to choose the mixing partner, the band finds the label to put this new beast out, “NON SERVIAM RECORDS”, and inks a deal in October. The mixing partner is soon after chosen and the mixing started on 23d of November 2015.
The third album of RIMFROST will strike down everything in its path on March 18 2016 and make sure to show that RIMFROST is neither dead nor decaying, but stronger then ever! This is RIMFROST in every inch of sound, words and art! So behold the kings, and make sure not to miss out on this album!
RIMFROST has/had (ex)members of bands like:
When Nothing Remains, The Cold Existence, Nox Aurea, among others great bands.
Best regards, Ricardo Gelok
Non Serviam Records  De Wierde 2   9901 ET Appingedam  The Netherlands   info@non-serviam-records.com    www.non-serviam-records.com     http://www.facebook.com/nonserviamrecords
Here comes the scandalous one. The artwork that you see here is the 'censored' Mark Riddick one (bearing similar elements thematically). The original artwork underneath has actual pictures of politicians (even the prime minister) doing something like an Indian 'Seig Heil'. The racist, right-wing group called RSS has been blamed for the assassination of Mahatma Gandhi himself.
Interestingly, when a video premiere was supposed to have been done at MTV, immediately the writer got a call from the site's legal department asking for it to be taken down, as I was told there were political goons messing around at their headquarters in the past, barging in and demanding dilution or complete censoring of the content THEY deem inappropriate. Here's the (censored) article nonetheless at their site - "this is Heathen Beast’s attempt to relentlessly question a system that’s coming apart at the seams" -
MTV Indies
Rolling Stone India came forward and premiered the first video which shows the activities of this Hinduist organization RSS and their plans of turning India (forcibly) into a 'true' Hindu country - hence the saffron (religious Hindu colour) implication.
HEATHEN BEAST (India) - 'RISE OF THE SAFFRON EMPIRE'   Genre - Black Metal  :  Heathen Beast, India's leading black metal band, return with yet another scandalous EP containing their strongest material thus far. Delving into the current political scenario in the country, especially the extremist ring-wing agenda of 'Hindutva', this band comprising of anonymous members, feel the need to express themselves using the vicious power of black metal. Traditional instruments are once again employed to give it the topical flavour, from 'Tabla' (Indian drums) and 'Sitar' (Indian stringed instrument) to 'Carnatic violin' (Indian classical instrument) and 'Shankh' (Conch), and the music is charged with a vibe that can be called hair-raising. This is the boldest effort from the whole region, bar none. Heathen Beast may have outdone themselves here, and also put their band members in even more danger with this release. A specially commissioned artwork from legendary US artist Mark Riddick has been made to cover the original band-provided artwork of this release with a slipcase packaging. The original content however remains untouched underneath. 
Album Line-up: 
--deliberately anonymous--
Pseudomyns for reference sake - 
Carvaka - Vocals/Guitars
Samkhya - Bass
Mimamsa - Drums
Track list: 
1. Rise of the Saffron Empire 
2. The Systematic Annihilation of Islam
3. Swachh Bharat
Transcending Obscurity India (Distribution too) Official Bandcamp   Transcending Obscurity Official Site   Transcending Obscurity Facebook    Heathen Beast Facebook
Best regards,  Kunal Choksi   Label Owner, Editor/Writer, Artist and Photographer   Transcending Obscurity - webzine, record label and PR company  www.tometal.com    www.facebook.com/transcendingobscurity
LIVE BURIAL - FORCED BACK TO LIFE  Genre:  DEATH METAL  : Death Metal was always meant to be raw, rotten and bitter. Hailing from Newcastle upon Tyne, England, that’s the sound LIVE BURIAL have set for themselves. The debut ‘Forced Back to Live’ is now released by Dunkelheit Produktionen! Heavy Death Metal with slight touches of Doom, Sludge, Despair and a whole manner of unpleasantness! Expect intense bass energy, putrefied riffs and sick solos. Sounds that will pull you out from your premature death and force you into another wretched existence!
The album also features horror score merchant Slasher Dave (ACID WITCH) with a ghoulish composition to introduce the album. If you worship the sound of ASPHYX, PESTILENCE and early PARADISE LOST, your raw lust for old school Death Metal will be fulfilled by this album! 
TORMENTER ANNOUNCE NEW GUITARIST:  California-based thrashers TORMENTER are proud to introduce Randy Garcia as their new guitarist. The band parted ways with former guitarist Joey Cazarez earlier this year.
Randy said about joining the band:  "I'm very excited to be in Tormenter.  I'm really looking forward to what the future has in store for us and I can't wait to finish this new album."
The band are currently in the beginning stages of writing new material and expect to have an album recorded by Spring of 2017. In the meantime, you can buy and stream their previous album Prophetic Deceiver at this location: 
https://statictension.bandcamp.com/album/prophetic-deceiver
HERETIQUE (Poland) - 'DE NON EXISENTIA DEI'  Genre - Black/Death Metal : Underground Polish label Via Nocturna has been around since 2004 and has been quietly putting out some stellar releases that are unfortunately going below the radar. Polish quintet Heretique's 2016 album 'De Non Existentia Dei' is no different. The band's worthy to be uttered in the same breath as their Polish counterparts Vader and Behemoth, and Heretique straddle death and black metal genres with impeccable poise and ease. The riffing is absolutely outstanding and the band prefer to keep it crisp and audible instead of obfuscating it with an impenetrable layer of chaos. It's probably due to this reason that the album is seriously addictive and catchy, not to mention memorable. The superb variations keep the album interesting and unpredictable throughout. Be it the album's recording, aesthetics or even the overall presentation, nothing here is half-hearted. There's full commitment to the passion for the style, both from the band and the label, and Heretique are a new force for all to discover - sounding fresh, powerful, and all-round impressive. 
Album Line-up: 
Strzyga - Vocals
Celej - Guitar
Peter - Guitar
Zyzio - Bass
Igor - Drums
Track list: 
1. Chimera 
2. Sweet Stench of Rotting Human Flesh 
3. De non existentia Dei 
4. Dying In Hate 
5. Following Through 
6. Dimension
7. Czarna Polewka 
8. From the Black Soil 
9. Unknown Whispers 
10. Spiritus Antichristi 
11. The Raven 
12. End of Transmission 
Via Nocturna Official Bandcamp  Via Nocturna Official Site   Via Nocturna Facebook   Heretique Facebook
Thanks a lot!  Kunal Choksi Label Owner, Editor/Writer, Artist and Photographer   Transcending Obscurity - webzine, record label and PR company    www.tometal.com    www.facebook.com/transcendingobscurity
San Francisco Bay Area darkness-obsessed DIY indie label Sentient Ruin Laboratories is extremely proud and honored to announce the release of THE LADDER, the third full length album from San Francisco Bay Area-based one-man black metal project PALACE OF WORMS.
The Ladder is over forty five minutes of lightless, dismal, and soul-draining aural misery. A bleak and lonesome descent into endless starless night and into bottomless aural agony. A scathing voyage into the depths of a wretched soul where melody and bitter aggression coexist in eternal pain, and where hope is just a cold, minuscule, and dying flickering light lost far away in the distance, forever beyond grasp. Seamlessly blending black metal, post-rock, deathrock and gothic elements The Ladder is a shapeshifting and unsettling listening experience that will captivate the senses of those who have loved similar works by notable black metal bands like Lychgate, Enslaved, Tombs, Drudkh, Agalloch, Winterfylleth, Taake, Shining and the such.
Palace of Worms is the brainchild of sole mastermind Balan, a staple fixture in the Bay Area’s extreme metal underground since at least the last decade. Throughout the years Balan has also militated in notable Bay Area heathens as Larvae, Ordo Obsidium, Botanist and more, and has shaped Palace of Worms to become one of the most raw, unforgiving, visionary and genre-bending black metal acts to ever tread  West Coast soil. Constantly yielding a prolific and steady flow of splits and records released for the most part by San Francisco-based genre-defying label Flenser Records, Palace of Worms has always showcased a noticeably curved stylistic trajectory, that far from following black metal in a straight line and by the book has instead always escorted the listener into unusual, strange, surreal and bizarre realms of the craft, as seen for example in other similarly eccentric black metal bands such as Peste Noire, L'Acephale, Yellow Eyes, and Leather Chalice. Listening to Palace of Worms’ music means taking a deep dive into Balan’s mind. A place of wretched visions and collapsing emotions. A place where emptiness devours everything and where the notions of loss and hopelessness are taken to a totally new level of aural atrocity.
Palace of Worms' The Ladder drops on April 8 2016, with the cassette version co-released by Sentient Ruin and
 
Acephale Winter Productions , and the LP+digital version released by  Broken Limbs Recordings , and can now be pre-ordered on our  Bandcamp .
01. In The Twilight Divide
02. From the Ash
03. Nightworld
04. An Innate Sickness
05. Strange Constellations
06. Wreathe
07. Ephemeral Blues
Sentient Ruin Laboratories Tapes & Maelstrom from the Depths.  Oakland, California   Sentienruin.com
AKEM MANAH (USA) - DEMONS OF THE SABBAT : In the summer of 2014 an incredible album of colossal, arcane, necrotic doom metal was self released by Akem Manah. It emerged from their tomb-like studio with little to no fanfare and tragically was heard by precious few. That album was Demons Of The Sabbat and its story could have ended there. However, fortune brought this monstrous album to the doors of Possession Productions who immediately recognised its unique character and combination of power and atmosphere second to none. They immediately determined that the metal world should have a proper opportunity to hear what Akem Manah had created, so here you have the reanimated, second coming of the Demons Of The Sabbat...
Featuring ex-White Zombie drummer Ivan De Prume and ex-NILE bassist Chris Lollis, supporting guitarist/vocalist and founder member Dead Nedry, Demons Of The Sabbat blends the heaviest of doom with the most diabolical of death and adds a sorcerous, haunted, crypt dwelling atmosphere. There’s nothing out there that captures quite the same sense of ancient terror as Akem Manah.
The album is available to buy in superb digi-pack format and high quality download directly from Possession Productions Bandcamp page.
Thank the dark gods, thank Possession Productions and then grasp this second chance to discover the terrifying magic and majesty of AKEM MANAH’s Demons Of The Sabbat.
Genre: Arcane Necro Doom/Death Metal
For fans of: Triptykon | Funebrarum | Coffins | Evoken
Recording Line-up:
Ivan De Prume - Drums
Dead Nedry – Guitar/Vocals
Chris Lollis – Bass
1 – Dark Ritual
2 – Worship In Fire
3 – Reign Of Terror
4 – Possession Of Nun
5 – Hollow Graves
6 – Unholy Horror
7 – The Twisted Rites Of Satan’s Bride
8 – Nightfall
9 – Demons Rise
www.imperativepr.co.uk
ARKAIK EXCRUCIATION - CURSED BLOOD OF DOOM  : From the northern shores of Spain comes an unholy entity known as Arkaik Excruciation. After a blazing tape release, Among the Vortex of Chaos in 2014, Duplicate Records are proud to present their debut full-length offering. Cursed Blood Of Doom is one of those rare albums that leave an instant imprint on the darker recesses of the subconscious. More of a ritualistic experience than a mere collection of songs, its different parts segue into one another, adding a feverish atmosphere to the devilish proceedings. Musically, Arkaik Excruciation take their cues from the origins of extreme metal, way back when death, black and thrash metal were oozing in the same primordial pit. Devotees of bands such as Necrovore, Poison, Sadistic Intent, Sarcofago, early Morbid Angel and so on shall soon feel the Cursed Blood Of Doom coursing through their veins!
Released on LP April 4th via Duplicate Records. Ltd. to 500 copies on black vinyl in reverse print cover incl. insert.
http://www.duplicate-records.com/
NEWS 26.3.2016
Die Freiburger Black Metaller NARVIK haben einen weiteren Song von ihrem kommenden Album "ASCENSION TO APOTHEOSIS" veröffentlicht. Das Video zu "The Shore" ist in Zusammenarbeit mit  Undergrounded.de  entstanden und kann hier angesehen werden:  https://youtu.be/IhFKUO55pdk
Ascension to Apotheosis erscheint am 27.05.2016 via Folter Records (Vertrieb: Alive).
NARVIK wurde 2006 von Lupus, Redeemer und P. in Freiburg - damals noch unter anderem Namen - gegründet. Der Name 'Narvik' wurde 2007 als direkte Reaktion auf den Tod des Musikers Robert Burâs' (MADRUGADA) gewählt, der aus der norwegischen Stadt Narvik stammt und eine der bedeutendsten Inspirationsquellen für einzelne Mitglieder der Band darstellt. Ebenfalls 2007 stießen Ater Incubus (Rythmusgitarre) und Waldfürst (Bass) zur Band und nahmen ein erstes Demo auf, das über Lupus Tonkunst erschien.
2011 nahmen NARVIK weitere Songs auf und veröffentlichten diese als Promo. 2013 wurde mit „Triebe nach der Endlichkeit“ schließlich das erste, vollwertige Album veröffentlicht.
2014 erblickte die EP „Snake Of Paradise“ erneut via Lupus Tonkunst das Licht der Welt. Nach den Aufnahmen verließen Ater Incubus und Waldfürst die Band. Fortan setzen NARVIK bei Liveauftritten ausschließlich auf Sessionmusiker für die beiden Posten.
2015 stellt den bislang bedeutendsten Entwicklungsschritt der Bandgeschichte dar. Die neue EP „Fecundity of Death“ offenbart die kreative Essenz der drei verbliebenen Gründungsmitglieder, die fokussierter und klarer als je zuvor ihre musikalische Vision umsetzten.
Den eingeschlagenen Weg führen NARVIK auch auf ihrem zweiten Album „Ascension to Apotheosis“ fort. Die Freiburger servieren erneut ein schwarzmetallisches Gebräu, dem man sich kaum entziehen kann. Undurchdringlich finster fordern wohldosierte Disharmonien und geschickt platzierte Leads den Hörer immer aufs neue hinaus. „Ascension to Apotheosis“ ist nicht auf den ersten Blick greifbar und führt bei jedem Hördurchgang erneut in die dunklen Tiefen der drei Musiker.
Thematisch passend behandeln NARVIK in ihren Texten die Transformation und Transzendenz durch den Tod, hin zu Selbstvergöttlichung bis zu den verschiedenen Gangarten des Pfades zur Linken.
Tracklist:
1. Invokation2
2. Wounds of Aspiration 
3. Geist zu Scherben 
4. Psychotic Redeemer 
5. Fecundity of Death 
6. Berstende Säulen 
7. The Shore 
8. Barren Semen
NARVIK auf Facebook      Folter Records Homepage
Viele Grüße, Jan & Metal-Promotions    www.metal-promotions.de
Bislang kam die Zeltbühne zwei Tage lang zum Einsatz, doch diesmal  spielt die Musik auch dort über die volle Festivaldistanz von drei Tagen! 
Am Donnerstag, 11. August, startet unsere hausinterne „WAR ANTHEM RECORDS LABELNACHT“ mit Highlights aus unserem eigenen Label-Programm. Folgende Bands werden euch ordentlich einheizen: PURGATORY, BOMBS OF HADES, ERED, GRAVEYARD und LIK.
Mein Zelt Steht Schon
Wer kein eigenes Zelt besitzt oder keine Lust hat auf Schlepperei und Aufbau, ist bei  mein-zelt-steht-schon   bestens aufgehoben. Hier mietet Ihr nicht nur Zelte und Zubehör, sondern bekommt es auch noch aufgebaut. So kommt Ihr beim Party.San Open Air einfach an, könnt sofort einziehen und losfeiern!
http://www.party-san.de

 

DORO - Videopremiere zu 'LOVE'S GONE TO HELL' auf Bild.de:  DORO veröffentlicht am 01. April ihre neue Single »Love's Gone To Hell« bei Nuclear Blast, mit der die Sängerin nachdrücklich unterstreicht, warum sie weltweit den Status einer Rock- und Metal-Göttin besitzt.
Wie es sich für einen so besonderen Song gehört, setzte DORO 'Love's Gone To Hell' auch in einem eigenen, bildgewaltigen Videoclip um. Aufgenommen in Top-Locations, wie dem Renaissance-Schloss Bückeburg, zeigt sich DORO in der hochwertigen Video-Produktion in etlichen eindrucksvollen Szenen so, wie man die Sängerin noch nie zuvor gesehen hat.
Überzeugt Euch jetzt selbst auf Bild.de! Klickt hier: http://www.bild.de/unterhaltung/musik/doro/sehen-sie-das-skandal-video-45044146.bild.html
Mit 'Love's Gone To Hell' hat DORO erneut eine wundervolle Power-Ballade erschaffen, die nicht nur mit einem tollen Piano-Intro, knackigen Gitarren und fantastischer Melodieführung glänzt, sondern vor allem auch mit ganz viel Gefühl und einem Chorus, der sich sofort ganz tief in den Gehörgang und von dort ins Herz eingräbt.
DORO sagt: „'Love's Gone To Hell' ist ein Song voller Magie, eine große Hymne - und er steht für mich persönlich auf einer Stufe mit den All-Time-Favorites 'All We Are', 'Love Me In Black' und 'Für Immer'.“
Weitere Infos: www.doro.de   www.facebook.de/doropeschofficial
»Love's Gone To Hell« erscheint am 01. April in zwei Formaten, die ab sofort vorbestellt werden können: http://nblast.de/DoroLoveGoneToHellNB
Gordeon Music - Zelterstraße 8 - 10439 Berlin    info@gordeonmusic.de
DIMLIGHT feiern heute exklusiv die Videopremiere von  "INVOKING THE HUNTER" . Nachdem ihr aktuelles Album "The Lost Chapters" im Dezember bie Sliptrick Records erschienen ist, feiert jetzt die aktuelle Single "Invoking The Hunter" exklusive Premiere bei METAL-HAMMER.DE
Schaut euch das großartige Video selber an:  http://www.metal-hammer.de/dimlight-video-premiere-zu-invoking-the-hunter-601407/
Gordeon Music - Zelterstraße 8 - 10439 Berlin  info@gordeonmusic.de
DISCHARGE | JJ und Bones übers Songwriting, JJ‘s Einstieg in die Band und ihre Heimat - im neuen Album Trailer : Die britischen Hardcore Punk Legenden DISCHARGE veröffentlichen ihr neues Album 'END OF DAYS' am 29. April bei Nuclear Blast. Bereits heute erscheint ein Album Trailer, in dem wir erfahren wie es für JJ ist, mit seinen Kindheitsidolen zu spielen und er und Bones reden übers Songwriting und was die jeweiligen Heimatstädte New Jersey und Stoke gemeinsam haben.
Den offiziellen Trailer dazu gibt es hier:  https://youtu.be/xM21nnPH90U
Das neue Video zum aktuellen Track "Hatebomb" konnte innerhalb von nur drei Wochen bereits über 30.000 Klicks verzeichnen!  https://youtu.be/DY_8qghAuQ4
Die Band kommentiert: „Keine denkanstößigen Texte in diesem Song, sondern 2 Minuten und 8 Sekunden purer Hass – aufdrehen bis zum Anschlag.“
Die Limited Edition White Vinyl oder das Limited Edition T-Shirt und CD-Bundle von End Of Days jetzt exklusiv im Nuclear Blast UK store: http://bit.ly/DischargeStore
JJ und Bones über das Signing bei Nuclear Blast:
 
https://youtu.be/KNZPzawhRe4  https://www.youtube.com/embed/KNZPzawhRe4?rel=0
Mehr auf 'END OF DAYS': Mit 40 ehrwürdigen Jahren Bandgeschichte auf dem Rücken ist es nicht verwunderlich, dass die Band auf ihrem Weg einige ihrer Kollegen beeinflusste. Darunter SOULFLY Frontmann Max Cavalera.
Wir setzten uns mit Max zusammen und wollten wissen wie er DISCHARGE kennen lernte und ihn musikalisch prägten – das Interview gibt es hier sehen: https://youtu.be/hBJqxiCKQZQ  https://www.youtube.com/embed/hBJqxiCKQZQ
Gordeon Music - Zelterstraße 8 - 10439 Berlin
    info@gordeonmusic.de
DAWN OF DISEASE - Signs To Napalm Records & Unveils First Details Of New Album! It's no secret that DAWN OF DISEASE have been highly influenced by old school Swedish death metal: a healthy dose of Scandinavian rawness that worms its way into every tune, but now over the past couple of years these German death metallers have started to conquer new shores and they have now announced their worldwide signing with Napalm Records.
DAWN OF DISEASE on signing with Napalm Records:  “We are very happy and proud to become part of the Napalm family. It feels good to sign with one of the worldwide well-established Metal labels. Four years have passed since we released “Crypts Of The Unrotten”. With Napalm Records we have the perfect partner to take the next step into the right direction and we are looking very forward to the collaboration, the release of our new album and the upcoming shows during the festival season.”
Napalm Records A&R Sebastian Muench: “We are absolutely excited and honored to welcome DAWN OF DISEASE to the Napalm family! Dawn of Disease has released two brillant & timeless Death Metal albums with “Legends of Brutality” & “Crypts of the Unrotten” and I can ensure you the new album is a true death metal masterpiece!”
And if that’s not enough good news from team DAWN OF DISEASE, this power five-piece has also unveiled details of their upcoming album including: the title, artwork, track listing & release date.
Instead of cheaply rehashing the typical Sunlight sound, the guys in DAWN OF DISEASE opted for a modern and pumping production, courtesy of Woodshed Studios. This puts the spotlight on blasting beats, grinding grooves and insidious melodies. The Northern Germans have also infused their third assault entitled WORSHIP THE GRAVE with unbound guitar solos and more dynamic vocals than ever before – the result might be the most intense death metal release of the year!
Worship The Grave track listing:
01. Worship The Grave
02. The Saviour's Tomb
03. Ashes
04. On Trails Of Death
05. Prayer For The Dawn
06. Cult Of The Fading Light
07. Through Nameless Ages
08. Outsourcing The Brain
09. Enwrapped In Guts
10. The Sky Is Empty
Worship The Grave is set to be released on June 24th 2016 via Napalm Records!
Best wishes, Dawn of Disease   https://www.facebook.com/DawnOfDisease/
The new album from NECROMORPH album "UNDER THE FLAG" casts its glow! But at first the bands for the records release-party are confirmed now. Be aware - 6th may 2016 @Liebig 19 in Berlin.
It will be an awesome night with:
 
NECROMORPH   ABJURED    JEHACKTET
Grind....Grind...Grind!!!
Hi Folks, HC_DOOM_GRINDCORE SALE 23.-30.03.2016 - 25% on everything ... just use the code: MARCH2016 here: www.wifagena.com/shop/
O U T  N O W !!!
PLASTIC SURGERY DISASTER - s/t LP
(Old) scene activists, well know from bands like AnusPraeter, Brächreiz, Todschicker and the radio show DISHARMONCxNOISExCONSPIRACY deliver oldschool Death Metal / Grindcore in the vein of TERRORIZER, ASSÜCK, NAPALM DEATH
Limited to 300 heavy vinyls - 200 black / 100 blue translucent pieces of wax, incl. Download Code
Order:  http://www.wifagena.com/detail/index/sArticle/413 (col. Vinyl)
             http://www.wifagena.com/detail/index/sArticle/414 (black vinyl)
Listen:  https://wifagenarecords.bandcamp.com/album/wr-42-plastic-surgery-disaster-s-t
O U T  I N  N E X T  D A Y S !!!
GUEVNNA / SELF DECONSTRUCTION split 7"
Two monsterous tracks on one 7" ! GUEVNNA provides one track of disco infused doom, while SELF DECONSTRUCTION gives you a full frontal assault with a 7-tracks-in-1 powerviolence fest, including a cover by INFEST and a cover by BRUTAL TRUTH.
lim. to 300 copies, Tripple-folded cardboard sleeve with prints on two sides. It looks STUNNING
Listen:  https://wifagenarecords.bandcamp.com/album/wr-44-guevnna-self-deconstruction-split
Cheers Ronny  W.I.F.A.G.E.N.A. RECORDS  HC_DOOM_GRINDCORE DEALER
DVD TITLE + RELEASE DATE!!!!!!!!!!!!
Our upcoming DVD entitled "RAGE" [Live & Rare] and will be released on May 13th 2016!!!! It will be available as DVD and also as MP3 Album for download! We are finalizing work on it right now and we are also ready to share some details of the cover art that is still in progress. The artwork is designed by Lukas Lancko (IsisDesignStudio), the mixing & mastering was done by Mike Kronstorfer (Metalforge Studio).
The DVD will include a Full Live-Show, a Band-Interview, all our Official Videoclips, Extra Live Footage from 5 Festivals, the Full Discography, a Photo Gallery 1993-2005 and lot of Bonus Video-Footage. More than 160 minutes of the last 20 years history of the band. More details on the DVD and the final artwork soon!
 
www.facebook.com/masticscum
UPCOMING LIVE SHOWS:
09.04.2016 INNSBRUCK - WEEKENDER [AUSTRIA] Trust No 1 & The Tract
15.05.2016 VIENNA - VIPER ROOM [AUSTRIA]
  Dystrust, Harmanic & Pray For Pain
22.10.2016 ABSOLUTE METAL STORM [CZECH REP.]
  Root, Fleshless, V A R & Deadkillers
"C T R L" AVAILABLE HERE:
Our actual 5th album "C T R L" is available as CD or digital download. In case u haven`t picked a copy yet, get it here:
Amazon:
 
amzn.to/1bjZ37D
iTunes:
 
bit.ly/18bVmpZ
Spotify:  bit.ly/1bIh6or
Bandcamp:  masticscum.bandcamp.com
Mastic Webshop:
 
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VIDEOCLIP "DEHUMANIZED" ONLINE!!!
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DEATHTALE – “WHOLE WORLD BURNS”   Genre: Thrash/Death Metal  : Deathtale are grown up with their second album “WHOLE WORLD BURNS”. More powerful, more melodic without changing their style of 80's thrash-metal with Influences of death. DEATHTALE is the project of Demolition Founder and Ex-Drummer Tom Kräutner and Bassman Phil Späth. To realize his own idea of a Thrashband, Tom Kräutner founds DEMOLITION in 1994.
The second Album “Whole World Burns” goes further the way of Thrash-Metal with influences of Death and will be released once again by TERRASOUND RECORDS in 2016.
http://www.deathtale.at/desite/band.html
South Carolina Progressive Black Metal Unit ENTHEAN will release debut album PRIESTS OF ANNIHILATION on May 20. Pre-order the album and stream new song "Dysthanasia" at:
https://enthean.bandcamp.com/album/priests-of-annihilation
Priests of Annihilation will unquestionably appeal to fans of DISSECTION, EMPEROR, ORIGIN, and IMMORTAL. Yet the album more broadly represents the band's musical take on experiences past and present. Indeed, it is an ode to their many influences, musical or otherwise.  Put simply, ENTHEAN has created a fierce and dynamic album that will excite a wide range of metal fans.
Track List:
1. 1054
2. Tones of Desecration
3. Before You, I Am
4. Dysthanasia
5. Ekpyrosis
6. Behold the Primordial
7. Bring Forth the Raven
8. Invalesc de Profundis
Album Credits:
Mastered by: Jamie King
Mixing and Drum recording by: Bob Moore at Soundlab Studios
Additional samples and vocals recorded by: Ray Howard at Entropy Studios
Additional Bass by: Adam Mast Tracks 3, 6, 7, and 8
Artwork by: Marco Hasmann
Logo by: Chris Horst
Layout and Lyrics by: Adam Broome
Produced by: Brian Kingsland
Photos by: Troy Browder
ENTHEAN is an extreme metal band based out of South Carolina, formed in 2012 with the intentions of creating their own brand of metal. ENTHEAN seamlessly merges elements of Technical death, symphonic black, progressive, thrash, shred and classical music. Their sound is driven by precise counterpoint based riffs, furious drumming and a symphonic backdrop. Resulting in a whirlwind of bludgeoning sound, virtuoso technique and masterful composition. ENTHEAN's lyrical inspiration comes from life blended with mythology.
Twitter.com/EntheanMetal    Facebook.com/Enthean
ORATIONEM: “PURE PEACE AND JOY, LOVE AND KINDNESS” released this month .Orationem is underground raw black metal that ranges from extremely fast to mid pace, focusing on very emotional melodies. The lyrics focus entirely on prayers to the Almighty God in Heaven and His Son, Jesus Christ.  Their 3rd full length release “Pure Peace and Joy, Love and Kindness” has just been released this month.
A US 2 panel DIY pressing is available for $7.50 USD. 
A German 4 panel professional pressing with lyrics is available for $7 USD through No Sleep Till Megiddo Records.
You can listen their new album on band's official website:
orationem.com.
DARKEND announce Attila Csihar (MAYHEM) as special guest on their new albumItaly's gothic metal troupe DARKEND are just one month away to release their third full-length, "THE CANTICLE OF SHADOWS".
After announcing that some revered cult figures of the international extreme metal scene would be special guest on the band's new opus - Niklas Kvarforth (Shining), Sakis Tolis (Rotting Christ) and Labes C.N. (Abysmal Grief) - DARKEND have just announced the last guest to join the ranks: Attila Csihar, the iconic vocalist from Norwegian black metal legends MAYHEM.
"The Canticle Of Shadows" will be out on April 25th, 2016 via Non Serviam Records.
In the meantime you can stream the song "Clavicula Salomonis" at this location:
  
https://darkend.bandcamp.com/album/the-canticle-of-shadows
The album will be available in Digipack edition limited to 500 units and will contain one bonus track. Pre-order:
 
http://www.darkend.it/shop/
Tracklist
1. Clavicula Salomonis (7:19)
2. Of The Defunct (8:44)
3. A Precipice Towards Abyssal Caves (Inmost Chasm, I) (6:05)
4. Il Velo Delle Ombre (4:47)
5. A Passage Through Abysmal Caverns (Inmost Chasm, II) (8:51)
6. Sealed In Black Moon And Saturn (6:13)
7. Congressus Cum Dæmone (6:38)
BLOODTHIRST: Stream “GLORIOUS SINNERS” via Metal Underground : Just in time for Easter, “Hateful Antichristian Thrash” act, Bloodthirst, unleash their upcoming EP, Glorious Sinners. The release, which is coming out on 8 April 2016 via Pagan Records, is now streaming in its entirety on  Metal Underground
The lyrics and artwork of Glorious Sinners create a concept about the deceitfulness of the Vatican hierarchy. The band claims, “The history of the papacy is full of dark chapters written in blood, corruption and immortality of those who professed to be the highest representatives of their god”.
STREAM Glorious Sinners:
 
http://www.metalunderground.com/news/details.cfm?newsid=122142
Kontamination Design was in charge of the artwork and the whole graphic design of the release. Glorious Sinners, which will include five brand new tracks, was recorded at Left Hand Sounds studio. The recording line-up features Rambo (guitar, vocals), Gregor (guitars, vocal), Rybosh (bass) and Mnt (drums).
The EP will be released through Pagan Records on 8 April 2016 in standard CD and digital formats.
Pre-Order:
 
http://www.pagan-records.com/webshop/shoper5/en_GB/p/BLOODTHIRST-Glorious-Sinners-CD/9310
Glorious Sinners Track List:
1. The Viper's Nest
2. The Reign Of The Antichrist
3. The Masterpiece Of Lie
4. No God Shall Stand Before The Pope
5. Sacco di Roma
Bloodthirst were formed in 1999 in the Goat City of Poznań, Poland. After a few demos and split releases they have signed to the highly acclaimed Pagan Records and released three full-length albums: Let Him Die (2007), Sanctity Denied (2009) and Chalice Of Contempt (2014). Their sound is based on the classical thrash pounding but also widely influenced by black and death metal of the 90s. Over the years they have proven themselves in the metal scene to be one of the most respected Polish black/thrash ensembles which in turn led to opportunities to perform with cult names such as Samael, Destroyer 666, Nunslaughter, Aura Noir, Kat, Vader and other respected Polish bands. Never part of the pathetic “old-school” hype, always spitting in the face of the modern trend, the four emissaries of hellfire and malice, have trodden their own path of Hateful Antichristian Thrash. Having solidified their current line-up (with Gregor handling the second axe since 2015), holding their heads up high and proudly drinking to the diabolical, Bloodthirst are ready to unleash Glorious Sinners.
Bloodthirst online:
 
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Pagan Records online:  Website   Facebook   Bandcamp  
Brazillian thrash metallers BLACKNING have entered the studio to record the follow up to their debut release "ORDER OF CHAOS" (2014). With the recording sessions taking place on studios Acústica and El Diablo (Brazil), BLACKNING have already finished recording the drums, guitars and bass, which the vocals' recording sessions taking place during the next days.
The album, which will be released in the middle of 2016, is being produced by Fabiano Penna (Rebaelliun).
www.blackning.com     www.facebook.com/blackningmetal   www.blackning.bandcamp.com
NORWEGIAN VIKING METALLERS MISTUR STREAM LYRIC VIDEO FOR TRACK FROM UPCOMING ALBUM AND REVEAL FULL ALBUM DETAILS .MISTUR fans have waited a long for the follow up to the band's critically acclaimed 2009 debut  “Attende”, but that wait is finally over, with Dark Essence Records announcing that the new album, "IN MEMORIAM",  will hit the streets on the 29th April.
Having already debuted the opening track from the album (which can be heard at
 
http://mistur.bandcamp.com/track/downfall  ) MISTUR have today revealed a second track in the form of a lyric video.  The video by Marte Ø Kornerud,  for the track "Distant Peaks",  includes Cover Art & Portraits by Bjarne Egge,  and Nature Photography by Marte and Liv Ø Kornerud, and is currently streaming exclusively on the following:
Metal Hammer Norway at:  
http://www.metalhammer.no/
Legacy: 
http://legacy.de/exklusives/item/33542-exklusive-video-premiere-mistur-distant-peaks
Lords of Metal at:
http://www.lordsofmetal.nl/nl/streams/view/id/361
Recorded at the Conclave & Earshot Studios in Bergen, and in the band's private studio, "In Memoriam" was produced by MISTUR main man Espen Bakketeig and mixed by Bjørnar E. Nilsen.  The album bears all the hallmarks of MISTUR's special brand of Sognametal, this time with longer, more epic songs, complex  layered arrangements, clever melodies and a touch of progressive elements, whilst never losing the unique Sognametal style that lies at the very heart of the band. 
With cover-art by Bjarne Egge, "In Memoriam" is now available to pre-order in CD and digital formats from  http://mistur.bandcamp.com/  and as a special bundle from  http://karismarecords.bigcartel.com/artist/mistur
Track listing for the six-track album is as follows:
1.       Downfall
2.       Distant Peaks
3.       Firstborn Son
4.       Matriarch's Lament
5.       The Sight
6.       Tears of Remembrance
Formed in 2004 by Espen Bakketeig (VREID (live), ex- SIGTYR) on Synths, Vocals and Programming and Andre Raunehaug (EMANCER, ex-SIGTYR)  on Guitar,  today's lineup also includes Oliver Øien on Vocals, Stian Bakketeig (VREID, ex WINDIR, ex COR SCORPII) on Guitar,  Ole Hartvigsen (EMANCER, KAMPFAR) on Bass, and Tomas Myklebust (EMANCER (live), VREID (live), GALAR)  on Drums. 
MISTUR's next live appearance will be on the 23rd March at Blå, in Oslo, when the band will be joined by label-mates the 3rd ATTEMPT, LUCIFER'S CHILD and ORKAN for the Dark Essence Records Label night at Inferno Festival.
More information about MISTUR can be found on the band's website at  http://www.mistur.no/  or on Facebook at  https://www.facebook.com/Mistur-334339291694
NEW VIDEO FROM MY SILENT WAKE AND IMMINENT APPEARANCE AT DOOM OVER LONDON VI : Tonight the band will be unveiling their new promo video for the monumental track ‘And So It Comes To An End’. This tour de force of grandeur and emotion is a key track on both 2015s critically acclaimed Damnatio Memoriae album and their current career retrospective collection An Unbroken Threnody 2005 – 2015. The video captures all the depth and power of the epic track in its sepia tones and dramatic contrasts – check it out here...
The new video also helps to build the anticipation for MY SILENT WAKE’s appearance at Doom Over London VI this coming weekend. The three day celebration of the low, slow and crushingly heavy takes place at The Dome, The Boston Music Room and the Aces & Eights venues – all rooted in London’s Tufnell Park.
MY SILENT WAKE appear on the main stage on Saturday evening, along with the likes of OFFICIUM TRISTE, HOODED MENACE and headliners MOONSPELL. 
For full festival details head to:
  
https://www.facebook.com/events/472361662943011/
My Silent Wake also have an official YouTube channel that has several professionally shot videos at this location:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0brxIqwp7_Ia7jxCr45llg
Both Damnatio Memoriae and An Unbroken Threnody 2005 – 2015 are still available directly from the band:   https://mysilentwake1.bandcamp.com/
New materials available from VICRECORDS :
GLUTTONY / SORDID FLESH SPLIT ALBUM 2016
Swedish death metal as it sounded back in the day. Gluttony released their debut demo 'Coffinborn' in 2012 and the EP 'Eaten Alive' in 2013 with underground cult growler Johan Jansson (Interment, Uncanny, Centinex, ex Entombed AD) on vocals. Gluttony’s long-awaited debut album 'Beyond The Veil Of Flesh' was released by vic records in 2014 . GLUTTONY consist of: Anders Härén – guitars (My Own Grave), Magnus Ödling – vocals (Setherial, ex-Diabolical), John Henriksson – drums (My Own Grave) and Max Bergman on bass (My Own Grave). Their part of the split Cd contains 2 totally new recorded tracks and their 2012 demo.
SORDID FLESH is formed in 2011 and released their debut demo in 2012 quickly got signed to Vic Records for their debut full length. Old school Swedish death metal, but not the zillionth version of Grave, Dismember or Entrails. Sordid Flesh has its own style and tries to deliver something special. Sordid Flesh recorded 5 brand new tracks, including a Judas Priest cover.
https://www.facebook.com/gluttonyswe  https://www.facebook.com/Sordid-Flesh
IDES – “ SUN OF THE SERPENTS TONGUE”
IDES is a brand new DOOM metal band from Holland. Performing old school doom death metal like very early Paradise Lost, Winter, Hooded Menace and My Dying Bride. The album ‘Sun of the Serpents Tongue’ contains six tracks with a total playing time of over an hour. Typical doom from the early 90’s, heavily rooted in death metal, ultra low growling, nihilistic melodies and leads and a violin! Outstanding artwork by Dutch designer Arco Wolf  (Phlebotomized, Eternal Solstice, Dead End).
https://www.facebook.com/Idesdoom/?fref=ts
BURNING HATRED – “CARNAGE”
Burning Hatred is Dutch old school death metal act from the East of Holland. Formed in 2002 and released several demos, an ep and a mini cd over the years. Burning Hatred consists of very experienced musicians: guitarplayers Marc (Condolence) and Martin (Anarchos), vocalist Rene (Abrupt Demise) and drummer Gerben (Phlebotomized).
‘Carnage’ is mixed and mastered by Fredde Kadeth (Massive Assault, Anarchos) at Dirty Bird Studios. Coverart by Wolven Claws (Wombbath, Demonical, Anarchos).
Special guests on the album are Phlebotomized guitarplayer Tom Palms, Ross Dolan from Immolation and Carl Assault from Massive Assault.
INFERNAL MAJESTY – “NIGRESCENT YEARS OF CHAOS “
Infernäl Mäjesty is a Canadian extreme metal band, formed in Vancouver (BC) early 1986. They are best known for their debut album ‘None Shall Defy’, released in 1987. Prior to their debut full length Infernäl Mäjesty released their self titled four track debut demo in 1986. One year after the debut they recorded a second demo ‘Nigresent Dissolution’. All three releases were recorded with the classic Infernäl Mäjesty line up consisting of: Chris Bailey– vocals, Steve Terror– guitar, Rick Nemes– drums, Kenny Hallman– guitar and Psycopath– bass. The 1991 demo was recorded with new vocalist  Vince who sadly passed away some years after the 3rd demo release.
‘None Shall Defy’ is still considered a classic of technical thrash metal. Infernäl Mäjesty is still active today with the classic line up members Baily, Terror and Hallman and working on a brand new album. Over the years the band released 3 full length albums and several ep’s. The compilation album ‘Nigrescent Years Of Chaos’ contains all three Infernäl Mäjesty demos (1986, ‘88 and ‘91’) and is completely remastered and contains rare pics and liner notes from vocalist Chris Bailey. 
http://www.vicrecords.com/       https://www.facebook.com/Vic-Records-321130546025/
Brutal Death Metal quartet MURDER MADE GOD have premiered a new track from upcoming Comatose Music release ENSLAVED. Stream "Involuntary Servitude" at:
http://deadcenter666.com/antichrist/murder-made-god-involuntary-servitude-exclusive-stream/
Comatose Music has announced the April 15 release of Enslaved from Greek Brutal Death Metal group MURDER MADE GOD. Pre-order it at this location .
Make sure to check out Decibel's exclusive stream of "The Titan, The Fighter, and The Thief" at this location  .
Formerly known as HUMAN REJECTION, MURDER MADE GOD had a busy 2015 writing new material for the follow-up to highly acclaimed 2013 debut album Irreverence.
Enslaved is a technical cyclone of raging brutality with excessive speed and contagious grooves. The band is heavily influenced by bands like DECAPITATED, ORIGIN and DYING FETUS.  
MURDER MADE GOD guitarist Dennis adds, "We are more than happy to announce that we are officially signed to the mighty Comatose Music. We feel proud to be part of such a great roster and have the chance to release our music under this label. Enslaved is non-stop  brutality and we are excited for everyone to experience this crushing chaos." 
Track List:
1. Victims
2. Enslaved
3. The Titan, the Fighter and the Thief
4. A Morbid Institution
5. Depression
6. Assassinés!
7. The Irony of Faith
8. Subject 666
9. Urban Warfare
10. Involuntary Servitude
www.facebook.com/mmgofficial    www.comatosemusic.com
DOMINHATE (Italy) - 'EMISSARIES OF MORNING'  Genre - Death Metal : Czech Republic based critically acclaimed label, Lavadome Productions, herald yet another death metal powerhouse, this time from Italy. Dominhate retain everything essential about death metal while pushing towards added extremity - devastating rhythms with a dark flavour, unrelenting waves of earth-shattering percussion, formidable infernal roars from what sounds like only a mythical figure, and imagery that is hand-painted but ominous all the same with an undeniable otherworldly aura about it. Dominhate present the new face of death metal - contemporary without losing the ancient morbid touch, forward-thinking while paying tribute to the pillars of the genre. 'Emissaries of Morning' is a new chapter in death metal mastery; it is how you take forward the sound of the genre without betraying the roots.
The label recommends this release to fans of Incantation, Dead Congregation, old Morbid Angel and Lvcifyre. 
Album Line-up: 
Alex - Guitar 
Steve - Bass & Vocals 
Jesus - Guitar 
Slippy - Drum
Track list: 
1. Saturn Rising
2. Awakening Confessiones 
3. Faith Delirius Imago 
4. Immolation Carmen Astri
5. Creation Quies Monumenti
Lavadome Productions Official Site   Lavadome Productions Official Bandcamp    Lavadome Facebook      Dominhate Facebook
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MORTUARY – “ NOTHINGLESS THAN NOTHINGNESS “  Genre: Death metal/thrash metal |: Mortuary, formed in Nancy in 1989 is certainly one of the older death thrash metal bands in France. Issued from the first wave of french metal bands like Loudblast, Massacra, Agressor...
After the release of three demos from 1990 to 1994, the band record in 1996 a self-financed 7 song CD Hazards Of Creation, which gets some good response in the worldwide underground. A lot of gigs follow, with bands like Coroner, S.U.P., Obituary, Krabathor, Agressor, Hypocrisy, Hatesphere.
In 1997, Mortuary sign a deal with the French Thunder Productions label, which releases the combo’s second CD Eradicate. Produced by Bruno DONINI (Loudblast, S.U.P, etc.), this album is the band’s most mature offering. Once again, numerous gigs all around France help to promote the CD. After Thunder Productions stop its activities, Eradicate is reprinted by the American label Pavement Music, and thus sees a release in the United States and Canada.
In 2002, after many line up changes, Mortuary record their third album Agony In Red, which is faster, more aggressive, and also more varied than their past releases, while remaining close to the band’s spirit. This impressive 11 song effort releases in France, Benelux and Russia by Anvil Corp/Wagram.
Then, in 2004, the two first albums are re-mastered and release under the title “Welcome to the morgue” by Anvil corp. 2009, during the summer, the band record it's new album "G.O.D"with ten new songs. G.O.D is the more brutal stuff that the band has created up to now. This new piece of brutality was released in June 2010 on a French label: Pervade Prod. Unhappy, just before the release of “G.O.D”, the label's owner disappeared and the album was lacking in promotion and sales. During august 2013, the band tour with S-core, Severe, Dezastre Natural, Splattered Mermaids and Cowards for 7 incredible dates in Cuba for the Brutal summer fest.
The new and fifth album "Nothingless Than Nothingness" will be released January 2016 through Swedish label Goregeous Productions. The new album is the bands most aggressive and will satisfy all fans of extreme death/thrash metal.
1.Only Dead Witness
2. Empty
3. Tube
4. Above
5. Pleasuffering
6. U-Man Slept, K-Os Crawled
7. Yesterdead
8. K
9. Morbid Existence
10. Kingdom
Running Time: 41 minutes
LINE-UP:
Jean-Noël Verbecq - Bass
Patrick Germonville - Vocals
Alexis Baudin - Guitars
Johann Voirin - Drums
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