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Das DE MORTEM ET DIABOLUM hat für seine 2016er-Auflage weitere Neuzugänge präsentiert. Darunter mit BÖLZER ein echtes Highlight, dass sich nahtlos in das bisher bereits fantastisch besetzte Billing einfügt. Leider mussten die Niederländer KAECK ihren Auftritt abgesagt, dafür werden nun am Freitag, den 16.12.2016 die Berliner Stoner/Doom Metaller WITCH RITUAL das Festival eröffnen.
Hier alle bisher bestätigten Bands:
ARCHGOAT
BÖLZER
VALKYRJA
DEAD CONGREGATION
WINTERFYLLETH
ONE TAIL, ONE HEAD
BATUSHKA
OUTRE
ALBEZ DUZ
THORYBOS
CULT OF ERINYES
DARVAZA
WITCH RITUAL
Die Tickets gibt es als Hardtickets und als Print-At-Home-Variante für 55€ hier zu erstehen:
Hardticket:
   http://www.folter666shop.de/de/Tickets/Hardticket/DE-MORTEM-ET-DIABOLUM-Festival-2016--Hardticket.html
Onlineticket:
   http://www.folter666shop.de/de/Tickets/eTicket/DE-MORTEM-ET-DIABOLUM-Festival-2016--Hardticket-2890.html
Weitere Infos: https://www.facebook.com/dmed666
Viele Grüße, Jan & Metal Promotions  www.metal-promotions.de
Die italienischen Doomster THE OSSUARY unterschreiben bei Supreme Chaos Records. Die Band setzt sich aus Musikern zusammen, die musikalisch schon seit langer Zeit im Underground aktiv sind und mit diesem neuen Ensemble Mortale nun schwermütigen Doom im Sinne von Black Sabbath, Saint Vitus, Pentagram spielen und dabei auch den Spirit der frühen Phase des harten Rocks von Bands wie Cactus, Captain Beyond oder Wishbone Ash einfangen.
Das Debütalbum mit dem Titel "Post Mortem Blues" wird im Januar 2017 erscheinen. Der Titel könnte dabei passender nicht sein. Der natürliche, unpolierte Sound der acht Songs schickt Dich direkt zurück in die 70er, in denen THE OSSUARY mit Leichtigkeit eine der heftigsten Bands des Planten gewesen wären.
Die Band äußert sich dementsprechend euphorisch, ihre Musik endlich auf die Menschheit loslassen zu dürfen: "Wir sind sehr glücklich, denn bei der Gründung dieser Band vor anderthalb Jahren konnten wir uns nicht vorstellen, dass wir hier ankommen. Die Vertragsunterzeichnung mit Supreme Chaos Records ist ein erster krasser Höhepunkt, der sehr plötzlich kam, und es ist großartig zu wissen, dass wir nun für unsere künftigen Alben ein Zuhause gefunden haben."
Einen ersten Song namens "Graves Underwater" gibt es nun auch gleich auf die Ohren:  https://soundcloud.com/scrmetal/the-ossuary-graves-underwater/s-MIQFM
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Viele Grüße, Jan & Metal Promotions   www.metal-promotions.de
International death metal horde NEUROGENIC is now streaming the title track off of its blistering debut album OUROBORIC STAGNATION. TOMetal.com, the online hub for Transcending Obscurity, has been tapped to host the premiere of this frenzied showing of extreme death metal. Eardrums are currently being destroyed at  this location.
Comatose Music will release Ouroboric Stagnation, which promises to be one of the most devastating releases of 2016, on September 2. Neurogenic is comprised of an elite international line-up formed in early 2012 by guitarist Vlad Melnik (Derogation) of Ukraine. He soon recruited the superior drum skills of Marco Pitruzzella (Six Feet Under) from the United States, and followed by adding Russian bassist Anton Zhikharev (Fleshbomb). While recording their two song demo entitled Subdural Breeding, vocalist Matteo Bazzanella (Indecent Excision) from Italy joined the band to complete the line-up and make Neurogenic an underground death metal juggernaut. In addition to this amazing line-up there are also several respectable guest performers on this album.
www.facebook.com/Neurogenicmetal    www.comatosemusic.com
DARK HAUNTERS - "TO PERSEVERE IS DIABOLICAL"  : Genre:  DEATH BLACK METAL  :  For all fans of Dimmu Borgir ,Nagflar, Carach Angren  :  TO PERSEVE IS DIABOLICAL is the new full lengh the Hystorical Death Black Metal band on the scene. Eight tracks of majestic, symphonic and evocative Death Black Metal.
Dark Haunters was born in Atri in 1999, with the intention of playing a gothic black metal with a symphonic classical designs, inspired by big bands like Cradle of Filth and Dimmu Borgir. The first line-up consists of Mirko Tuttolani for vocals, Piergiorgio Hannibal and Sergio Nallira on guitars, Danilo Cantarini on bass, Riccardo Ferretti on keyboards and Claudio Martella on drums. The band immediately demonstrate a good attitude for live concerts, in their first year of life they will open for Stormlord at festival "La mostra dei mostri". In early months of 2002, Dark Haunters entered in studio to record the demo "The Haunter of the Dark", which gets good reviews by the public and critics on important fanzines and webzines like "Metal Wave", "Metal shock "," Holy Metal "and many others. 2002 will be a great year for the band, for many important exhibitions, including ''Hatria 'n' Heavy", with Kurnalcool as support band to Extrema. The following month they will be headlining the first day of "The Monster Rock Show" together with Eldritch. At the end of the year the band will open with Anthenora the clinic of Mr. drummer Nicko McBrain from Iron Maiden. In 2005 Dark Haunters begins a floral period of songwriting, but, due to musical differences, in the autumn of the same year the singer Mirko Tuttolani left the band, replaced by Emanuele "Aramor" Bizzarro, that immediately set-up with the band. The new songs composed stand apart from the classic cliches of the music previously played, adding personal inspirtions, more death metal and a touch of avant-garde. In 2006, together with a second wave of concerts, the band gives life to self-produced EP "Aethernal Wile" recorded at Acme Recording Studio. Straight after keyboardist Riccardo Ferretti left the band, and was replaced by the young Luca "Helsior" Del Re (Draugr). The reviews on magazines and webzines are great, and this puts in the band the will to continue a live activity, which sees them as support band to Gory Blister, Infernal Poetry and Horrid. But even with it, unfortunately the band loses from the line-up Del Re, and two of the historic members, Piergiorgio and Danilo. But the band didn't give up, and started straight away a long stage oh hearings that sees as definitive choices Christian "Maylord" Di Maria to the keyboard, Giuseppe "Vrakor" Amadio on bass and Valerio Pietrunti on lead guitar. After years the band, finally strong of a stable and ready with new songs, in May of 2014 started another wave of concerts before the recording of the first full-length album by the first half of 2015.
Line Up: 
EMANUELE "ARAMOR" BIZZARRO Vocals
SERGIO NALLIRA Lead & Rhytm guitar
VALERIO PIETRUNTI Lead Guitar
CHRISTIAN "MAYLORD" DI MARIA Keyboards Bass
GIUSEPPE "VRAKOR" AMADIO: Bass
CLAUDIO MARTELLA: Drums
TRACKLIST 
01 - In Perseverance
02 - The Burning Eyes of Vengeance
03 - Legend of Pai Mei
04 - Blood Wolfen Hunger
05 - In My Fortress
06 - The Tigress & the Prophecy
07 - Rising Through the Curse
08 - ...Towards the Realm
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CHINE - "IMMANENT"  :  Genre:  Death Metal  :  Swedish dystopian death metal band Chine was created in Helsingborg in 2005 by guitarist Andreas Weis and drummer Jesper Sunnhagen. After releasing their first EP “Repulsive Sonatas” on UK label Casket Music, Chine’s sound evolved further into a technical and aggressive blend enriched with dark harmonies. With the independent release “Betray your own kind” in 2012, the band was praised for it’s unique and organic metal full of brutal energy and dreary atmosphere.
Chine anno 2015 is completed by bass player Tommy Erichson, guitar virtuoso Jokke Petterson and extreme singer Ola Svensson, whom the band contacted after discovering his incredible talent in the art of screaming. Chine has recently released their latest album 'IMMANENT' and is sounding better than ever. Together with two brand new video productions Chine is ready to take the next step and show the world their groove based and gloomy death metal together with a spectacular live performance with explosive stage presence.
Line Up: 
Ola Svensson - Vocals
Jokke Petterson - Guitars
Andreas Weis - Guitars
Tommy Erichson - Bass
Jesper Sunnhagen – Drums
TRACKLIST 
1.Cephalophore    
2. Floating    
3. Behind the Vivid Light
4. A Thousand Cuts
5. I Forgive You    
6. Tid for hämnd
7. Sky
8. Immanent
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DARK ESSENCE RECORDS TO RE-RELEASE TAAKE'S CLASSIC "...DOEDSKVAD" ALBUM ON VINYL : With the vinyl version long-sold out and much in demand from fans,  Dark Essence Records are set to re-release TAAKE's "...Doedskvad" in LP format.  The cover art for the LP differs from the original Dark Essence release, and is the one that was used for the limited edition splatter vinyl that was available on Perverted Taste, and which also sold out and is no longer available. 
First released in 2005, and acknowledged by many to be a Black Metal masterpiece, "...Doedskvad" forms  the final part of TAAKE's classic Trilogy, which includes the  "Nattestid" and "Bjoergvin" albums.  It was recorded at the legendary Grieghallen Studios, with guest appearances from Nattefrost (CARPATHIAN FOREST), NORDAVIND (ex-CARPATHIAN FOREST) and Taipan (ORCUSTUS). 
 The new vinyl edition will hit the streets on the 6th September and is  available to pre-order now from
 http://www.darkessencerecords.no/shop/doedskvad-2/   or  http://taake.bandcamp.com/album/doedskvad   , as well as from the Dark Essence Records  North American webshop at  https://darkessence.aisamerch.com/item/41647
Tracklisting for "...Doedskvad" as follows:

1. Hordalands Doedskvad part I
2. Hordalands Doedskvad part II
3. Hordalands Doedskvad part III
4. Hordalands Doedskvad part IV
5. Hordalands Doedskvad part V
6. Hordalands Doedskvad part VI
7. Hordalands Doedskvad part VII
Founded by Hoest, one of the most  the most respected frontment in the genre, TAAKE's Helnorsk Svartmetall sound remains true to the traditions of  Norwegian Black Metal, but never allows itself to become stale, introducing fresh, and often musically controversial , ideas with each album.  The use of a banjo on the track "Myr" on the band's 2011 album "Noregs Vaapen, for example, initially caused consternation amongst  some of the diehard Black Metal fans,  but is now acknowledged as an eccentric  stroke of genius, and is one of the most anticipated songs at TAAKE concerts.
Following a string of festival appearances this summer, and with two North American tours behind them, TAAKE will hit the road in Europe during December for a series of dates with Niklas Kvarforth's SHINING.  With these two dynamic and high profile frontmen taking to the stage on the same bill, the tour is understandably much anticipated by fans.   Dates will be announced shortly.
More information about TAAKE can be found on the band’s website at
 http://taake.svartekunst.no   or on Facebook at  https://www.facebook.com/taakeofficial
"...Doedskvad" can be heard on BandCamp at  http://taake.bandcamp.com/album/doedskvad
The official video for the track “Nordbundet” from the TAAKE album “Noregs Vaapen” can be seen at  http://youtu.be/OAIIbnrYC7Q
Tracks from all of DARK ESSENCE RECORDS releases can be heard at  http://soundcloud.com/dark-essence-records/sets/dark-essence-records  
SEPUTUS (US) - 'MAN DOES NOT GIVE' LP/CD  :  Genre - Blackened Tech Death Metal  :  For fans of - Pyrrhon, Dendritic Arbor, Gorguts, Ion Dissonance, Portal :  A stunning new project by the members of the well-acclaimed US band Pyrrhon, Seputus take the already twisted template and bombard it with new influences such as of black metal, grindcore and noise, to give it an inhuman edge. Bizarre, wicked and downright outrageous in parts, the music is elegantly broken down, deliberately fragmented, and then carefully and with a devious mind concocted by melding the existing parts with new ones and built together with a vision that was previously thought impossible. Titled 'Man Does Not Give', the album is a dark, twisted reflection of our thoughts, the jumbled up purpose of our existence. It's an excursion into bold territories, new soundscapes and fearsome expression emanating from the darkest recesses of the mind. The music is fiercely individualistic yet portraying a chilling similarity to life all around us in this era. 
Album Line-up:
Steve Schwegler - Guitars/Programming/Drums
Doug Moore - Vocals
Erik Malave - Bass
Track list:
1. The Fist That Makes Flesh 
2. Downhill Battle 
3. Soft Palates Rasp 
4. Desperate Reach 
5. Top Of The Food Chain 
6. Two Great Pale Zeroes 
7. Vestigial Tail 
8. Attrition Tactics 
9. Haruspex Retirement Speech 
10. A Perfect Gentleman 
11. Wetwork Hangover 
12. No Mind Will Enshrine Your Name 
Runtime: 35:51
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Seputus at PRC Music Bandcamp
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Cheers! Kunal Choksi
  Owner/Label head/Artist  Transcending Obscurity - webzine, record label and PR company    www.tometal.com   www.facebook.com/transcendingobscurity
New York death metal bruisers DEHUMANIZED are set to return with their third full length album, BEYOND THE MIND. Following their esteemed 2012 release Controlled Elite, they spent the past four years composing a monumental force of violence that will surpass all expectations. With this new release, Dehumanized combines thought provoking lyrics with their deeply rooted and signature NY blast and slam style. Everything is skillfully coalesced to forge this masterpiece of devastation that is executed with dynamic precision and relentless brutality.
A teaser video for Beyond the Mind has been posted at
 youtu.be/e0aZ07ex6Ug .
Beyond the Mind was recorded at the renowned Full Force Studio and the massive audio production dialed in by Joe Cincotta. Plus fascinating artwork by the always talented Tony Koehl. Don't miss what's sure to be an instant classic.
Comatose Music will release Beyond the Mind on October 28.
www.facebook.com/DEHUMANIZED.NY   
www.comatosemusic.com
Honing the blade of fury that was Infernal Zeal, HELLGOAT continues their assault against all creation with their latest offering, EDEN IN FLAMES.  Eden in Flames features two hymns of unrelenting Satanic violence whose only reprieve is in the destruction left in the wake. Set to be released on September 15th, Eden in Flames will be issued as a 7" vinyl co-release between Boris Records in Atlanta and Pale Horse Recordings in Texas.
HELLGOAT is set to kick off the "Infernal Death March Part II: Ashes of the Ascended 2016" tour. This 17-date assault will feature Serpent Tongues, in 2005. Six years and several live show later, HELLGOAT released Death Conquers All on Graveless Slumber Records. The band embarked on a short US tour in support of that album. Two more EPs -  Anointed in Blood and Ash and End of Man - and a rare live cassette titled Ceremony of Death prefaced the 2015 release of Infernal Zeal (Pale Horse Recordings). In September, HELLGOAT will return to the road for the "Infernal Death March part II: Ashes of the Ascended 2016" tour.
Amon Demogorgon - Bass, Vocals
Vaedis - Guitar
Ætheøs - Drums
www.facebook.com/Hellgoat-359498710801448   www.boris-records.com     www.facebook.com/borisrecordsatl
OSLO - MORTIIS will issue the fourth free download single ( https://mortiis.bandcamp.com/album/geisteskrank ), "GEISTESKRANK," in support of The Great Deceiver on August 26.
The song, which is actually a non-album track, began as a remix of The Great Deceiver's "The Shining Lamp of God" before eventually mutating into its own song.
"Geisteskrank" made its debut earlier this year as the soundtrack for Norwegian Grindhouse filmmaker Reinert Kiil's short film Vardøger. The track has never been available for download until now.
"The original title of 'The Shining Lamp of God' was 'Zeitgeist' in its embryonic stages, and we eventually changed it," Mortiis said. "When 'Geisteskrank' took form, it sort became this nod towards those early stages of that song, title wise if nothing else. Eventually Reinert Kiil began his mini film trilogy, and wanted to use 'Geisteskrank' as the soundtrack for the first part, and that´s how it made its debut, so to speak."
Kiil's Vardøger film will also be included in the free download.
The Great Deceiver, Mortiis' ninth full-length album, was released earlier this year via Omnipresence. Musically, The Great Deceiver continues along the winding path that Mortiis' two-decade career has taken, mixing together aggressive guitar-driven crossover metal with industrial-type electronics, for a record that could easily be considered the most accessible in Mortiis' catalog. 
UPCOMING SHOWS:
Oct 21: Phantoms of Pilsen Festival, Pilsen, Czech Republic.
Oct 22: Erfurt, Germany. Club from Hell.
Oct 23: Dublin, Ireland. Voodoo Lounge.
Available August 26th:
"Geisteskrank/Vardøger" free single/video download:
 https://mortiis.bandcamp.com/album/geisteskrank
"Draugr/Too Little Too Late" Video:
https://youtu.be/LweRhVfwYyE
"Vardøger/Geistekrank" Video:
https://youtu.be/mg3gPktJI1c
"Demons are Back" video:
https://youtu.be/CyruGbLQaSs
"Demons are Back" single and video free download:
https://mortiis.bandcamp.com/album/demons-are-back
"The Shining Lamp of God" video:
https://youtu.be/peiIL5ExGnk
"The Shining Lamp of God" single and video free download:
 https://mortiis.bandcamp.com/album/the-shining-lamp-of-god
"Doppelganger" Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lF4BYh5xCPU
"Doppelganger" single and video free download:
 https://mortiis.bandcamp.com
INFERNAL DIATRIBE (Kolkata, India) - 'VIDEHA MUKTI' EP  :  Genre - Black Metal  :  For fans of - Darkthrone, Besatt, Heathen Beast, Nightbringer, Belphegor  : 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 lineup:
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
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Many, many thanks! Kunal Choksi
  Owner/Label head/Artist  Transcending Obscurity - webzine, record label and PR company   www.tometal.com    www.facebook.com/transcendingobscurity
DANTALION NEW ALBUM!!!!!!!! New Album Available December 2016 through Sleaszy Rider Records!!!!!! More info  preview coming soon! STAY TUNED!!!!!!
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END STREAM "VIRGA" AT NO CLEAN SINGING : In anticipation of their forthcoming split with TORRID HUSK, Greek black metal band END are streaming their new track "Virga" at No Clean Singing.
The site  commented the track is "intricate and multi-faceted. Introduced at a slow pace by dissonant, distorted guitar notes and a burbling bass, the song generates an atmosphere that’s bleak and unsettling. There’s an air of incipient derangement, or perhaps paranormal manifestation, in this somewhat macabre opening passage and it becomes even more unnerving when harsh, high, jagged vocals — somewhere between a growl and a shriek — make their appearance"
Stream "Virga" here: 
http://www.nocleansinging.com/2016/08/17/an-ncs-premiere-end-virga/
The split has been in the making for a couple of years, both bands admiring the other’s distinctive contribution to black metal. They are an excellent pairing, sharing a vision for their art but each holding a strong individual identity.
Torrid Husk's wild, densely layered style evokes the forested mountains that they come from; the combination of extreme tempos, vicious death metal drumming and intricate guitars painting a harsh landscape. This is their first recording with a second guitarist - new member Miles Craft - whose presence brings striking intricacy to the guitar lines. Blending atmospheric black metal with the pummeling intensity of technical death metal, Torrid Husk's side will appeal to fans of Abyssal, Krallice and Anicon.
On side B, End crafts a uniquely Hellenic blend of atmospheric black metal infused with Nordic influences, at times reminiscent of Celtic Frost and Carpathian Forest. Their veteran line-up includes members of Nechochwen, Dephosphorous  and Ravencult. In a nod to the old gods of extreme metal, their side closes with a unique interpretation of the 1983 Amebix song 'Winter'.
Comprising of three weighty tracks from each band, Swallow Matewan is a deep experience. The churning seas on the album cover evoke the shared turbulence that each band brings to their style; riffs tumble and tear at each other over relentless and intricate drumming, and vocals from both are harsh and sharp as an ocean gale. Both bands understand the importance of the eye of the storm, however; delicate moments of respite punctuate both sides of the split, allowing just enough time for the next bout of brutality to hit just as hard as the last.
Released by Torrid Husk’s long time label Grimoire Records, the split has a clearness enabled by their excellent in-house mastering. It is Grimoire’s first release, however, that wasn’t entirely recorded and produced in-house: whileTorrid Husk and Grimoire label head Noel Mueller returned to the same secluded cabin in which they recorded 2014’s Caesious, End recorded their side at home in Greece. This displacement of setting only serves to highlight the two bands’ affinity, as the two sides flow together impeccably in spite of it.
Pre-order the split here: 
https://grimoirerecords.bandcamp.com/album/swallow-matewan
UNYIELDING LOVE: blackened noisegrind slaughterers about to unleash absolutely insane debut album - Track streaming at Decibel Magazine.  San Francisco Bay Area darkness-obsessed DIY indie label Sentient Ruin Laboratories is extremely proud and honored to announce the release of The Sweat of Augury the unbelievable debut album from Belfast - Northern Ireland-based blackened noisegrind slaughterers Unyielding Love.
What you are about to witness in this next release of ours is, simply put, total bedlam. When Decibel Magazine (click
HERE to read their feature) first encountered the scathing and torturous sonic depravity of Northern Ireland's Unyielding Love 's upcoming debut album THE SWEAT OF AUGURY they stated in utter amazement that the band “have blasted so hard towards the realm of harsh noise that their song structures are framed around icepick feedback and a layer of pedal abuse that makes it seem like every song they are playing is the last they'll manage before their equipment disintegrates”, and then further exclaiming that Unyielding Love are “a goddamn nightmare of grind and discord that may have a few of you shitting teeth”.
It comes as no surprise that anyone who is first exposed to this band’s skin-peeling music remains completely baffled and speechless in front of the enormous amount of violence and senseless antagonism that bleeds out of Unyielding Love’s crazed homicidal songs. Blending grindcore, black metal, noise and power electronics in a firestorm of abhorrent sonic chaos, Unyielding Love have perfectly bridged the gap between the aesthetics of bands like Full of Hell, Nails, Column of Heaven, Knelt Rote, Sutekh Hexen, and Gnaw Their Tongues, creating something so heinous and sonically wretched that the human brain will ever only partially be able to fully grasp the full extent of this band’s immeasurable madness and vision.
Unyielding Love’s The Sweat of Augury drops on September 30th 2016 - and can now be pre-ordered on our
 Bandcamp  and  online store.
UNYILEDING LOVE
The Sweat of Augury
1. Abandon the Body
2. Fleeting Joy view
3. Cruor Whelm
4. Die Hand Die Verletzt. Die Hand Die Erträgt
5. Ardent Shroud
6. Of Human Grease and Ash
7. The Pregnant Hurt
8. Sweated Augury
Sentient Ruin Laboratories  Tapes & Maelstrom from the Depths.  Oakland, California   Sentienruin.com
Guten Tag, let me introduce you to my new project LYCANTHROPIC CHANTS. Setting up shows since the year 2005, I finally decided to give this activity a name. According to this, I put up the pages  www.lycanthropic.de  and
https://www.facebook.com/lycanthropic.de to make it easier for everyone to get an overview what’s going on.
Furthermore I felt the motivation to expand my support for the underground by releasing music that appeals to me. The first one that dragged me into a dismal nightmare was GOD DISEASE’s “Rebirth Of Horror”. Dark
& heavy death/doom from Finland. This tape-EP is limited to 100 handnumbered copies and includes a free digital download-code. It’s out now and you can...
...check it here:  https://goddiseasofficial.bandcamp.com/album/rebirth-of-horror/
...order it here:  http://lycanthropic.de/product/god-disease-rebirth-of-horror-mc/
Trades welcome. Wholesale possible.
Check back now and then for my small but growing distro at  http://lycanthropic.de/shop/
Regards Steffen
Critically acclaimed Polish death metal band BANISHER have revealed a lyric video for "The Iconoclast" a new track from their forthcoming album ONIRIC DELUSIONS. The track is a four and a half minute rager of old-school death metal.  Listen to The Iconoclast" here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=60xeZXtMaoo
Oniric Delusions will be released by Deformeathing Productions on Septembe
Oniric Delusions, by Deformeathing Productions on September 3 2016.
Starting with their Sorrow of Death demo back from 2005 , Banisher was originally founded in Rzeszów, Poland by Hubert Więcek and Michał Such. With every release, the band have set abundantly clear markers of progression and maturity to reach the present extreme death metal powerhouse they’ve become. Including members from such bands as Decapitated, Redemptor, Darzamat, Nuclear Vomit, Shodan and Ketha, the new opus was recorded by Więcek (guitars, bass), Szczepan Inglot (vox), and Jacek Gut (drums). Michał Bartosik was added as their new permanent bassist at the very start of 2016. Since their previous release (‘Scarcity’), the band has seen a significantly marked growth both in style and production and especially the dexterity of guitarist Więcek. It should be noted that Więcek has the honor of being endorsed by Ibanez Guitars since 2014 as well.
The band has already extensively toured the greater part of Europe and appeared at several festivals such as Inferno Metal Festival, Eastern Deathfest, Flesh Party Open Air, Cieszanów Rock Festival, and Metal Head’s Mission among others; they have also headlined Metal Blast in Cairo, Egypt. No doubt they will be looking to unleash their new material to all on tour soon well into 2016.
Coming in at just over 30 mins. ‘Oneiric Delusions’ was recorded, mixed and mastered at Invent-Sound Studio in Bydgoszcz, Poland by Szymon Grodzki. The album will be released on CD complemented with a  comprehensive 16 page booklet, and a lacquered sticker of the album cover artwork of the album supplied by Pete "Astmol" Zając.
NEGURĂ BUNGET - ZI - WORLD TOUR COWDFUNDING CAMPAIGN  :  Our world tour crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo has reached already 57% of its goal. Thank you all for the support! Some of the items are sold our or close to be sold out, but no worries, we just added some brand new items:
- 10 OM double digipak wooden boxes
- 20 TAU vinly wooden boxes
- 15 ZI artbook + t-shirt wooden boxes
If anybody has a CD, vinyl or artbook already and wants a wood box as well, just write us an email, and we'll figure someting out for you.
Meanwhile, please help us spread the word about it!
https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/negura-bunget-zi-anniversary-world-tour/x/14049359#
IMPLORE 'THANATOS'
RELEASE DATE: 11 September 2016
PLAYTIME:      08:01 minutes
GENRE:        Grindcore, Death Metal
FFO:         Napalm Death, Nasum, Black Breath, ACxDC, Insect Warfare, The Kill, Warfuck...
Implore has toured restlessly since the release of their first LP “Depopulation” (Pelagic Records 2015) more than 100 shows performed in Europe and Russia made this trio get everyone in the underground scene be familiar with their name and their hectic activity.
This is why also open-air festivals such as Resurrection Fest, Party San and Summer Breeze wanted them to perform on this year’s editions. Not taking anything for granted the band played all type of stages and venues from squats with electric generators in Italy to mini festivals in the woods of Switzerland.
Following the release of the new 7” called “Thanatos”, named after the Greek mythology demon, which is the personification of the death. The band will tour South America for the very first time, visiting Brazil, Uruguay, Argentina, Chile and Ecuador. A month long tour that will help increase the followers since South America is one of the most loyal and passionate audiences in the world.
New guitar player Petro Manel comments
“Thanatos is like a deep breath of fresh air for Implore's sound. It keeps the essence of the brutality in Depopulation adding some new details that bring the songs to a new level. The five tracks in this new EP are full of anger and hate, experimenting with new structures, riffs, and vocal lines, keeping the straight-to-the-point philosophy that makes this new 7" a short and intense one”.
IMPLORE 'Thanatos' 7inch vinyl edition
double artwork, double limited edition, double label support
WOOAAARGH editions
263 clear
263 black
GRINDPROMOTION editions
263 white
263 black
IMPLORE edition
comes with a brown box that holds all 4 editions and Implore sticker
Video   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EzBO7JCMrlM&
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GRACE DISGRACED (Russia) - 'LASTING AFTERDEATHS' :  Genre - Progressive/Semi-Technical Death Metal  : For fans of - Death, Morgoth, Pestilence, Cemetery (Germany), Control Denied, Arch Enemy
Grace Disgraced are an ambitious, ever-evolving band from Russia. Rooted in the classic sound of Death, they've been rather overlooked all along, struggling to find labels with proper distribution networks. That hasn't stopped them from going all out when it comes to presenting their music - the songs on 'Lasting Afterdeaths' are nothing short of mini-epics, with the average song length being around 7-8 minutes; moreover, each song has an individual artwork to thoroughly convey the mood and expression of the song. Mind-boggling progression and challenging technicality aside, the raw vocals of Polina add necessary brutality to the proceedings, bolstering the ever-sinuous and rhythmic nature of their music. Chuck Schuldiner would've been proud of their direction, for they don't wallow in the sound created by Death on their first two albums, but lean towards the experimental yet catchy style on their penultimate release, 'Symbolic'. Only a few bands have successfully taken the sound ahead, one being the underrated Cemetery (R.I.P.) from Germany (reissued on Memento Mori label) and the other being Grace Disgraced. 
Album Line-up:
Polina Berezko - Vocals 
Aleksandr Klaptsov - Guitars 
Pavel Semin - Bass 
Andrey Ischenko - Drums 
Track list:
1. Grave Among the Stars 
2. Childhood of the Dead 
3. Wheels Demonical Spin 
4. The Mute 
5. Part of the History 
6. Captured in Snow 
7. What Hide the Woods of Gevaudan
Grace Disgraced Official Bandcamp
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  Owner/Label head/Artist  Transcending Obscurity - webzine, record label and PR company  www.tometal.com    www.facebook.com/transcendingobscurity
NEWS 21.8 2016
                                                                                                             
 # Die letzten 3 Ausgaben des aktuellen FU No .46 warten noch auf Abnehmer .Also haltet euch ran ,wenn ihr euch noch so'n Teil unserer "Klolektüre" sichern wollt !
# Die ersten Interview für die nächste FU Ausgabe ,welche so in der Drehe Dezember erscheint ,sind raus .
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# Aktuelle Konzert - / Festivaltips online
Am 01.09. beginnt der VVK für unsere Gartenparty 2017! Wer sich beeilt kann zu Beginn eines der limitierten SpecialShirts ergattern.. BUTCHERED AT THE BAR ! - zur FROSCHKOTZE! PROST :) und mit großer Freude geht es an die Planung des IN FLAMMEN Open Air 2017 !
IN FLAMMEN OPEN AIR 2017  06.-08.07. Torgau / Entenfang
Ich bin heute schon im Kreise gesprungen.. Die ersten Bestätigungen werden unsere Gartenparty einfach nur niederwalzen!!
confirmed:
KRISIUN (BRA)  Jetzt heizen wir hier gleich mal richtig ein.  Begrüßen wir die Knüppelpioniere und Extremholzer KRISIUN!!!confirmed: MOURNING BELOVETH (IRL)
Lassen wir uns von MOURNING BELOVETH und ihrem bittersüßen, zerreißenden DOOM/DEATH in den Abgrund ziehen.
confirmed: ARMADA (MEX)  Bock auf ordentlichen Krawall von Jungs aus Mexiko?  Also ich schon.. Geben wir ARMADA die Möglichkeit sich auf unserer Gartenparty und Bühne auszutoben!
Bitte weitersagen... www.in-flammen.com
Das ROCKHARZ ist weiter munter dabei, das Billing für die 2017er-Auflage zusammenzustellen. Nachdem bereits mit ARCH ENEY, DEATH ANGEL, IN EXTREMO und MONO INC. erste Hochkaräter bekannt gegeben wurden, gibt esnun dreifachen Nachschlag. Neben den Heavy-Metal-Legenden ICED EARTH werden die Dark-Metal-Durchstarter LORD OF THE LOST und mit DESERTED FEAR eine der größten deutschen Death-Metal-Hoffnungen Ballenstedt erobern. Das ROCKHARZ Open Air 2017 findet vom 05. - 08. Juli 2017 in Ballenstedt statt.
Tickets gibt es hier:   https://shop.rockharz-festival.com/
Alle weiteren Infos findet ihr auf den folgenden Seiten:    ROCKHARZ Homepage    ROCKHARZ auf Facebook
Viele Grüße, Jan & Metal Promotion   www.metal-promotions.de
Am 17.09.16 geht das MÜNSTER METAL MASSAKER in diesem Jahr bereits in die 7. Runde. 8 Bands von Death Grind bis Heavy Metal werden Euch die volle Ladung Metal um die Ohren ballern. Im Anschluss steigt die Metal
After Show Party mit DJ Martin Burning Steel - bekannt als DJ beim Rock Hard Festival. Das Festival findet Indoor statt - es gibt zudem einen großen Außenbereich zum Entspannen!
Das Billing liest sich wie folgt:
Ambush (SWE)
Screamer (SWE)
Funeral Whore (NL)
Teutonic Slaughter
Eastfrisian Terror
Nightfyre
Antilles
Decaying Days
Location: Sputnikhalle Am Hawerkamp 21 481533 Münster
Alle Infos:  www.msmetalmassaker.de   oder auf Facebook:  www.facebook.com/msmetalmassaker
HOSTAGE OF FATE - "II" : Genre:  Death metal/ Grindcore : The band consists of Achilles Karageorgiou (vocals, all instruments) and George Adamidis (guitars, bass), two childhood friends from Rhodes, Greece.
Their  first album came out in May 5th 2013 entitled "At First, Man Tried to Create God...and He Succeeded." Its style can be described as Death/Thrash metal in the style of the late 80's/early 90's music groups where, as it has been said, the genres didn't have so much importance and everything was simply "metal".
Line Up: 
Achilles Karageorgiou
George Adamidis
TRACKLIST 
1.We will Pierce the Heavens by Tearing you Apart
2. The Deathbed
3. Time
4. Would you Ever Bring us Peace?
5. Skydive
6. Dead
7. Zombie
8. She, the One
9. Red Blue Black
10. I Love You
11. Stardust
12. The Conversation
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SWAMPCULT (NETHERLANDS) - 'THE FESTIVAL' (2016)  :  Genre - 'Lovecraftian Metal'  : Dutch band Swampcult aren't just inspired by H.P. Lovecraft, they've based an album entirely on his highly acclaimed story 'The Festival'. Mixing black metal, doom metal, and death metal, they've formed a new style that defies easy categorization - to call it 'Lovecraftian metal' is perhaps the best way to describe the intriguing music. Each song is divided into chapters tracing the original 'The Festival' story, bringing it to life. The sounds of dread were never before so easily captured in this genre. The very vibe of H.P. Lovecraft's story has been recreated using a mixture of various extreme sounds; from the strange murmurings in the village to the toll of bells, it's all encapsulated perfectly in one album. To give it visual appeal, a special 'story card' is created for each chapter, each having its own artwork and writings, which is given out free with the purchase of any physical product. Swampcult, in addition to devoting an album entirely to H.P. Lovecraft's 'The Festival' story, have written excellent, contemporary music that's seamless, laden with surprises, and consistent. If there could be a genuine soundtrack for H.P. Lovecraft's story, this is it. 'The Festival' is meant to be heard from start to finish, with at least the lyrics sheet in hand if not the book itself, and is recommended to all those who're into things horror and extreme.
'The Festival' Track list: 
1. Chapter I - The Village 06:01
2. Chapter II - The Old Man 02:55
3. Chapter III - Al-Azif Necronomicon 03:54
4. Chapter IV - Procession 05:28
5. Chapter V - The Rite 08:23
6. Chapter VI - The Flight 02:21
7. Chapter VII - The Dawning 06:09
8. Chapter VIII - The Madness 03:11
9. IX - Epilogue - Betwixt Dream and Insanity 02:49
Line up: 
D - All strings and narration
A - Percussion, vocals and narration
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Kunal Choksi
   Owner/Label head/Artist  Transcending Obscurity Records | PR Company | Online Magazine (est 2005)
www.tometal.com www.transcendingobscurity.com 
DUNKELHEIT PRODUCTIONS : NEWSLETTER AUGUST 2016 :
NEW RELEASES :
 ANAL VOMIT/ORDO CAPER, DEAD PROCESSION 2CD, EXANIMATVM CD, ...
SARCÓFAGO and VULCANO would be damn proud if they saw their glorious heritage being pursued like this: What has been started by those two idols of South American Death Metal is now being raised to another level by the Peruvian bastards of ANAL VOMIT and ORDO CAPER who are the figurehead of Costa Rican Death Metal – and by another level we mean deeper down into a worm-filled grave and thus into the deepest heart of hell reeking of sulphuric acid!
Shrill Metal like a shot that could only originate in South America meets raging battle commands and hate-fueled blasphemy. There’s no room for aesthetes or philosophers in here – only chaos, abhorrence and negativity rule! ANAL VOMIT and ORDO CAPER celebrate the true underground, full of passion, bile, blood and pus. No cowl will be stainless, we promise!
ANAL VOMIT present four new own compositions and ORDO CAPER fire two interpretations of the world’s downfall plus two more worshipping cover versions of GOATPENIS and GOATLORD. A logo button of both bands will be included! This pitch black tape is strictly limited to 100 rusty red cassettes with black print + two logo buttons. Get yours before the Vatican’s censorship bans it!
www.dunkelheit.cc    http://dunkelheitprod.bandcamp.com/album/culto-de-los-venenos
Swedish Death Metal Unit DECOMPOSED have announced the forthcoming release of WITHER, the band's third full-length album.  Wither will be released October 3 on Mexico's Chaos Records.  New songs "By Nothingness Crowned" and "Submerged" are streaming at the following link  https://chaos-records.bandcamp.com/album/wither.
Wither is uncompromising, riff-driven Swedish Death Metal that proudly follows in the giant footsteps of genre leaders DISMEMBER, ENTOMBED, and the like.  Wither was recorded in mid-2015 by composer/founder Jesper Ekstål along with drummer Emil Leijon in Studio Blastbeat in Sundsvall, the same studio in which the previous albums were recorded. The album will be available on CD and vinyl formats.
CD Pre-order:  http://store.chaos-records.com
Track Listing:
1. By Nothingness Crowned
2. Upheaval
3. Void
4. Submerged
5. Downwards
6. Drenched in Wounds
7. Wither
8. Into Nothing 
Sweden's DECOMPOSED grew into a band in 2010, shortly after being conceived as a pure one-man Death Metal project. A year later the Stench of Death demo was recorded, which led to the self-titled debut album the following year. Two years thereafter the follow-up, entitled Devouring was released, a much more mature creation focused on darkness, horror, and madness.
After a few live performances and quite a few internal struggles, DECOMPOSED had to cease to exist as a live band. All members left, and only composer/founder Jesper Ekstål remained. The work on the third chapter Wither was well under way during this period, and it continued during obstacles of every kind. 
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Noise/Sludge metal band VOLUNTEER have teamed up with THE SLUDGELORD to reveal "Walk", a new track from their forthcoming split with BUILDINGS. The split will be released via Triple Eye industries on August 26 2016.
The band commented about the track "The Buildings/Volunteer split was made to bring two different bands in the same sub-genre of music, noise rock. Buildings creates songs that bring you in with hooks. Volunteer just tries to pummel you with anger and spite."
Stream "Walk" here: 
http://thesludgelord.blogspot.ca/2016/08/the-sludgelord-song-premiere-walk-by.html
Pre-order the split here:  
https://tripleeye.bandcamp.com/album/split-12
Since the release of the Goner EP in 2014, Volunteer has evolved. With the addition of Kevin DeMars on drums and former drummer Mark Sheppard moving to guitar, Volunteer is at its strongest in 2016. Their side of the split finds them at their angriest and most aggressive, with bigger guitars, tighter rhythms and furious vocals. Volunteer's side will certainly please fans of Unsane, Today is the Day and Strap it On-era Helmet.
ADE (Italy) - 'CARTHAGO DELENDA EST'    : Genre - Roman Death Metal  :  For fans of - Nile, Dying Out Flame, Rudra, Behemoth, Kronos, Hour of Penance  :  Ade's debut left a mark and this is the year when they come back with renewed force to unleash their sophomore album. The music is even more epic and atmospheric in its own way. There is a sense of glory, crushing war-like execution, and an overall anthemic air to all of it. Ade are back with their band of contemporary death metal music that rivals their peers in Behemoth, Hour of Penance, Kronos and Nile. They're obsessed with the early Roman empire and all of it is palpable in the music. 'Carthago Delenda Est' is a striking album in its expression, one that doesn't compromise on the ferocity but at the same time manages to retain the ancient touches and vibe in the music. All in all, it's a mighty album, clearly one for the ages. 
Album Line-up:
Traianvs: vocals
Fabivs: guitars
Caligvla: bass
Nero: guitars
Commodvs: drums
Track list:
1. Carthago Delenda Est 04:40
2. Across the Wolf's Blood 04:57
3. Annibalem 05:06
4. With Tooth and Nail 05:35
5. Dark Days of Rome 03:42
6. Scipio Indomitus Victor 04:56
7. Mare Nostrum 05:12
8. Zama: Where Tusks are Buried 04:47
9. Excidium 04:29
10. Sowing Salt 04:34
Xtreem Music Official Site
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   Kunal Choksi  Owner/Label head/Artist  Transcending Obscurity - webzine, record label and PR company   
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Tech-death metal band MINDSCAR have teamed up with Metal Underground to reveal their highly anticipated new album WHAT'S BEYOND THE LIGHT. The album, which is due out this Friday is a nine track masterpiece for fans of classic death metal with a modern touch.
Stream What's Beyond the Light here: 
http://www.metalunderground.com/news/details.cfm?newsid=125708
Pre-order What's Beyond the Light at this location:  
https://mindscar.bandcamp.com/
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
HYPONIC (Hong Kong) - '前行者'   : Genre - Harrowing Doom Metal : For fans of - Funeral Moth, Sigh, Tyranny, Esoteric, Monolithe, Ea  :  On their 20th anniversary, Hyponic from Hong Kong release their new album after a gap of over a decade. Titled '前行者', the mysterious band venture into newer realms - exploring dark ambient sounds, atmospheric black metal bits and all out melancholy. The music here is like the darker form of Funeral Moth - the atmospheric bits sink deeper into the consciousness, causing an emotive purge of all the repressed negativities in life. It's a slow, ongoing process, like a soul-transferring ritual of sorts, taking place mentally using the medium of sound. Upon listening to the entire weird and unpredictable album, I can say with confidence that Hyponic are without parallels. It's a unique expression in the genre of atmospheric/funeral/'extreme' death/doom - if it can even be called any of that. Weird Truth Productions, the master in deciphering obscure doom, has unleashed another gem in the genre. 
Album Line-up:
Roy - Drums
Wah - Vocals, Guitars 
Mei Fun - Bass
Track list:
1.
前行者
2.
誅滅零八
3.
最後陳述
4.
寧劈不回
5.
飄流
6. Intro (Virus cover)
Weird Truth Productions Official Site
Weird Truth Productions Official Facebook
Hyponic Official Facebook

Cheers!
  Kunal Choksi  Owner/Label head/Artist  Transcending Obscurity - webzine, record label and PR company  
www.tometal.com   www.facebook.com/transcendingobscurity
COLOSSO (Portugal) - 'OBNOXIOUS' : Genre - Dissonant Death Metal  : For fans of - Cynic, Gorguts, Portal, Cattle Decapitation, Blood Red Throne  :  Colosso from Portugal emerge with their latest. Playing death metal with a new vision, their sound is breaking the shackles of the style, as Colosso innovate and involve elements dissonant and industrial. While most bands use the black metal template, Colosso merge the abstract sounds into a coherent death metal template, one that seethes and squirms with shades of darkness. A mesmerizing epic, 'Obnoxious' is an immersive album from start to finish, remaining unpredictable yet consistently superior. It will go down as one of the most daring and ambitious albums in the style this year - a vision so profound and brilliantly executed is bound to change the perception death metal has. Colosso remain proudly indulgent, self-sufficient and confident of their new sound. 
Album Line-up:
André Lourenço - Bass
André Macedo - Vocals
António Carvalho - Guitar
Marcelo Aires - Drums
Max Tomé - Guitar
Track list:
1. In Memoriam
2. The Unrepentant
3. Of Hollow Judgements
4. As Resonance
5. Soaring Waters
6. Seven Space Collisions
7. To Purify
8. Sentience
9. A Noxious Reflection
Colosso Official Site
Colosso Official Bandcamp
Colosso Official Facebook

Colosso Official BigCartel

Cheers!
  Kunal Choksi  Owner/Label head/Artist  Transcending Obscurity - webzine, record label and PR company  
www.tometal.com    www.facebook.com/transcendingobscurity
Belgium's REJECT THE SICKNESS has announced a Massive Merch Giveaway. Three winners chosen at random will each get the following bundle:
1 signed Chains Of Solitude Vinyl
1 signed Chains Of Solitude CD
1 Signed Bloodstained Eyes CD
2 RTS t-shirts
1 plectrum and some stickers
Visit the band's Facebook page and share the pinned contest post for a chance to win a bundle!
Then check out the band's official video collection, featuring tracks from latest album Chains of Solitude.
"My Agony"  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mmz2elxVzIk
"Hopeless"  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EeurW-smbMc
"Chains of Solitude"  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U9rd7VbLrxc
"Only Darkness is Real" (Lyric Video) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ofN9qtSHFE
REJECT THE SICKNESS released CHAINS OF SOLITUDE late in 2015 on Mighty Music, and now it's time for the rest of the world to experience the band's impactful mix of melodic death metal with progressive and metalcore elements. Stream and/or purchase the album at:  https://targetgroup.bandcamp.com/album/chains-of-solitude
The band chose to record Chains Of Solitude themselves in their own studio. This way they had the luxury of trial and error, and could take time for the recordings. The mixing and mastering was done by Jochem Jacobs at Split Second Sound in Holland. "We really liked his work and sound for Textures, Crimson Falls, Scarred, ... The fact that we could communicate in the same language was a huge advantage. He did a great job and we would like to thank him for that."
Track Listing:
1. Intro
2. Chains of Solitude
3.  My Agony
4.  Only Darkness is Real
5.  Depravity
6.  Psychopath
7.  Alone
8. Heavy Turns Black
9. Hopeless
10. Seedless
11. The Fire's Burning
REJECT THE SICKNESS is a five-piece band from Belgium that has been shredding metal since 2010. The songs are a mixture of punching death-melodic guitar riffs, progressive characteristics and a slice of core. The music is perfectly balanced between melody and brutality. The lyrics are about confused and abused teenagers and all the anger and emotions that go hand in hand with that horror. Guy, the vocalist, works as a social worker and his job inspires him to write fictional stories about outcast youth and how they get back at society and at their molesters. REJECT THE SICKNESS are five musicians, brought together by the love of metal. The different metal preferences and personalities in the band make them what they are today. They are more than ready for you.
REJECT THE SICKNESS is:
Drums / Jannick Govaert
Lead Guitar / Pepijn Desmet
Vocals/ Guy Vercruysse
Bass / Floris Desmet
Guitar / Ruben Van der Beken
http://www.reject-the-sickness.com/
https://twitter.com/RTSickness
www.facebook.com/rejectthesickness
http://mightymusic.dk/
http://www.theflamingarts.eu/
Florida Doom Metal force NORTHERN CROWN have announced the October 14 release of full-length debut album THE OTHERS.  Following 2014's critically acclaimed EP In the Hands of the Betrayer, the new NORTHERN CROWN is stretching out to new heights, with emphasis on the rock organ and a less rigid approach to the genre. 
Main songwriter and guitarist Zachary Randall notes that "this is easily the most personal art I've ever created, both musically and lyrically." The care and attention to detail have refined the songs, creating real character and vision. NORTHERN CROWN is the sound of realization and reaction, with a touch of smoke and mirrors. Equal parts austere and ostentatious, but heavy all the way through.
Vocalist/guitarist Frank Serafine notes, "we know what we're good at now, and focused more on bringing out those performances from each other." The long-running title track, recalling a quote from philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre, is sure to be another enthralling critical favorite.
Serafine summons a heady blend of his influences, such as Ronnie James Dio, Rob Halford, Roy Khan, and Jorn Lande, for his performance. Former NORTHERN CROWN founding member Leona Hayward returns to the fold, rounding out the rhythm section with a heavy Steve Harris/Geezer Butler-inspired attack. Drummer Josh Brown is guided by the rule of elegant simplicity in his stylings and momentum. Guest performers on The Others also include NIGHTFALL/DARK HOUND guitarist Evan Hensley and organs by Vincent Perez.
Track Listing:
1. With Malicious Eye
2. Surreality (The Tell-Tale Mind)
3. No One Came to Mourn Me
4. Apostate
5. A Pox Upon Your House
6. Les Autres
In the early days, the book of heavy metal was imbued with mystical properties by the genre of doom metal. Through fuzz and oppressive soundscapes, the chapters were expertly written into spells that conjured visions of both bombast and bleakness. As modern torchbearers in the dark halls of heavy metal, NORTHERN CROWN pays homage to doom bands past but doesn't let the old ways define it entirely.
 "...Doom, specifically, is about alienation," lead songwriter/guitarist Zachary Randall explains. Breaking off from previous paths is usually the route of alienation, but NORTHERN CROWN sets its sights on gaining followers in making a new path. Through several years of refinement, the band has managed to unfurl a velvet fog through the halls of heavy metal.
The band's first release, 2014's In The Hands of The Betrayer, features five intense pieces ranging from four to twelve minutes in length. Covering the emotions of retribution, shock, outrage, and despair, the EP is full of twists and turns. The lengthy closer "To Thee I Give an Orchid" delivers the modus operandi of the band, earning special recognition in each review.
Northerncrownband.com/
Facebook.com/NorthernCrownDoom/
Twitter.com/NrthrnCrownDoom
http://doommet.al
THE PETE FLESH DEATHTRIP - "SVARTNAD"  :  Genre:  Blackened Death Doom  :  THE PETE FLESH DEATHTRIP was formed by Pete Flesh (ex.Maze of Torment, Deceiver, Flesh etc.) in 2009 as a solo project. The purpose was to create a dungeon where all ideas, visions and influences of dark and personal elements would have a place to grow, regardless genre. Although TPFDT could be seen as a solo project, there will be a full stable live line-up, revealed later this year.
THE PETE FLESH DEATHTRIP is today the only active creative outlet and focus for Pete Flesh.
The debut album "Mortui Vivos Docent" was released in May 2013 via Pulverised Records. Later re-released on vinyl with a new cover artwork via Critical Mass Recordings.
Line Up: 
Pete Flesh - vocals, guitars, bass, layers
Henrik Borg - drums, backing vocals, layers
TRACKLIST
1. In Ruinam Iniquitas
2. Burial Shore
3. All the Serpents
4. The Sun Will Fail
5. Melting The Frost From Your Eyes
6. The Winter Of The Wolves
7. She Dwells Into The Dark
8. Svartnad
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SCIENCE OF SLEEP are making a comeback after three years of touring and writing with "PURGE," the first single off their upcoming album Hellmouth.
The new album combines elements of death metal, deathcore and not-so-subtle black and dark influences.
The music features the band's trademark rapid-fire brutality and is full of blast-beats and heavy breakdowns. Lyrically and conceptually, the album address a variety of topics, reaching from the Hell mythology, fascism and the darkest parts of the human nature.
Hellmouth was recorded with Simon Hawemann (Sludge Studios, War From A Harlots Mouth) in Berlin and mixed by Christian Schwarz (Schwarzmusik). The mastering was done by Andy Marsh (Thy Art is Murder).
The artwork is a collaboration of Robert Borbas (Grindesign) and "Sin Eater".
Hellmouth will be released later this year on Bastardized Recordings.   
Metal Hammer Germany has premiered the video for "Purge." Check it out here.
Tracklist:
01. Hellmouth
02. Purge
03. Columns Of Greed
04. Fed To Pigs (feat. Nico Webers)
05. Tremendeous Strain
06. Wanderers
07. Plainfield
08. Condemned To Burn
09. Swamps (feat. Matthias "Matthi" Tarnath)
10. Death's Realm
11. Todestreiben
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WELCOME TO THE BDHW FAMILY !!! WOLFPACK (Paris, FRA) signed with BDHW Rec. They are allready working on their next record.
More info will be spread soon! Meanwhile listen to one of their previous tracks:
 
https://youtu.be/H4-BmfNrP8A
Wolfpack is on tour in the UK at the moment:
16/08 Northampton Blck Prince
17/08 Huddersfield at The Parish
18/08 Glasgow at Ivory Blacks
19/08 Bolton at Almainn
20/08 Farnham at Conservative Club
21/08 Leeds at The Packhorse
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NEGURĂ BUNGET - TUL-NIC-CĂ-RÎND, debut song from ZI   https://youtu.be/qjkeqNLUJuk
The new Negur Bunget song ‘Tul-ni-ca-rind' (Horn-ing) is taken from the band's forthcoming album ‘Zi' which is out September 30 on Prophecy Productions. ‘Zi' is the middle release of the Transilvanian Trilogy. The video was created by Daniel Dorobantu
Negru comments of the first track to be unveiled from the album:
“‘Tul-ni-ca-rind' is a song about sending a message, a message between places, between worlds, between different states of conscience. It all starts from a traditional Romanian instrument called tulnic, which is still being used in the traditional communities a signalling tool, but also quite a lot on the funeral ceremonies. Based on this tradition, and on the overall local funeral ceremonies, where there's a complex connection between the world of the living and the one of the dead, with actions reflecting between worlds, we developed the song as a kind of language between natural and spiritual dimension, between ceremonies, rituals and silence. Most of our songs can hardly be explained, and this one makes no exception. Although it starts from some concrete elements, it goes a lot further into unknown and mystery, where death is not the end, but merely a transition into another dimension.”
Negură Bunget - ZI - album cover.
The album will be available on some amazing editions:
- CD digipak with extra hard cover
- Gatefold LP (180g vinyl, white) incl. special vinyl mastering, poster, printed inner sleeves and PVD protection sleeve (500 copies)
- 2CD+DVD Artbook, hardcover, 28x28 cm, 72 pages with additional artwork, texts and English translations of the lyrics plus bonus CD with two songs and bonus DVD with three videos (1.000 copies)
- we are also offering some custom handmade editions through our fundraising campaing, where we build a box on your suggestions
Pre-orders:
- custom editions, signed versions: 
https://igg.me/at/negurabungetZI
- regular editions:  http://www.negurabunget.com/webshop/
We will present live the new album, along with a special anniversary set in a complex tour plan that will spread over the second part of 2016 and all over 2017, with some support for the crowdfungind campaing we have set-up in oder to help us acomplish our goals.
We'll start the tour in September with a Eurupean tour as follows
Negura Bunget Anniversary Tour 2016
Negura Bunget (RO) + Ossific (CAN) + support
23/09/2016 - Cluj (RO) - TBA
24/09/2016 - Bucuresti (RO) - Fabrica
25/09/2016 - Brasov (RO) - Rockstadt
22/09/2016 - Sibiu (RO) - Oldies
27/09/2016 - Buzau (RO) - Cafeneaua Artistilor
28/09/2016 - Galati (RO) - Summer Time Pub
29/09/2016 - Bacau (RO) - TBA
30/09/2016 - Suceava (RO) - Pub 31
01/10/2016 - Iasi (RO) - Underground
02/10/2016 - Chisinau (MD) - TBA
03/10/2016 - Botosani (RO) - TBA
05/10/2016 - Oradea (RO) - Abyss
07/10/2016 - Timisoara (RO) - Casa Tineretului
08/10/2016 - Belgrad (SB) - Dom Obladine
09/10/2016 - Zagreb (CR) - Klub
10/10/2016 - Budapest (HU) - Durer Kert
11/10/2016 - Bratislava (SK) - U Očka Club
12/10/2016 - Havirov (SK) - My Rocket Club
13/10/2016 - Praga (CZ) - Modra Vopice
14/10/2016 - Thalheim (DE) - Drei Tannen Club
15/10/2016 - Munchen (DE) - Backstage
16/10/2016 - Oberhausen (DE) - Rezonanzwerk
17/10/2016 - Vordingborg (DK) - Birdhouse
18/10/2016 - TBA
19/10/2016 – TBA
20/20/2016 - Groningen (NL) - Simplon
21/10/2016 - Utrecht (NL) - DB's
22/10/2016 - London (UK) - Boston Music
23/10/2016 - Paris (FR) - O'Sullivans Backstage
25/10/2016 - Porto (PT) - TBC
26/10/2016 - Lisbon (PT) - RCA Club
27/10/2016 - Salamanca (SP) - Nave Bunker
28/10/2016 - Madrid (SP) - Silikona
29/10/2016 - Zaragoza (SP) - CC Valdefierro
30/10/2016 - Barcelona (SP) - Monasterio
02/11/2016 - Villeurbanne (FR) - L'Hotel de la Musique
03/11/2016 - TBA
04/11/2016 - Zurich (CH) - Werk
05/11/2016 - Torino (IT) - Daevacian
06/11/2016 - Milano (IT) - Blue Rose Saloon
07/11/2016 - Bologna (IT) - Freakout
08/11/2016 - TBA
09/11/2016 - TBA
10/11/2016 - Roma (IT) - Traffic Live Club
11/11/2016 – TBA
12/11/2016 - Neaples (It) - Cellar Theory
13/11/2016 - Latina (IT) - Sottoscala9
15/11/2016 - Padova (IT) - Grind Zone
16/11/2016 - Udine (IT) - Cas'apua
17/11/2016 - Gorizia (SL) - Ali
18/11/2016 - Wien (AT) - Escape
19/11/2016 - Innsbruck (AT) – Livestage
Negura Bunget  PO BOX 8-1136, Timisoara, Romania   www.negurabunget.com
RITI OCCULTI - "TETRAGRAMMATON"  : Genre:  blackened doom metal : Italian black/doom sensationalists Riti Occulti are back with a brand new album on Nordavind Records & Triton's Orbit. After enthralling us with an ever evolving brand of mysterious music, marked by the absence of guitars and for having two female vocalists complementing each other with their contrasting styles, the music reaches a fascinating crescendo as genres are blurred and art takes over. The angelic vocals of Elisabetta Marchetti serenade us while the harsh growls of Serena Mastracco add power to the proceedings. The music remains consistently interesting and progressive with psychedelic touches. All in all, 'Tetragrammaton' is a fascinating new beast in the style, bound to make its presence felt.
Line-up: 
Serena Mastracco: Harsh Vocals
Elisabetta Marchetti: Clean Vocals
Niccolò Tricarico: Bass
Francesco Romano: Drums
Giulio Valeri: Synthesizers
TRACKLIST 
01 - Invocation of the Protective Angels
02 - Adonai I
03 - Adonai II
04 - Adonai III
05 - Adonai IV
06 - Atziluth
07 - Beri'Ah
08 - Yetzirah
09 – Assiah
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# Nur noch ganz wenige Exemplare der aktuellen FU Ausgabe No .46 vorhanden .Also haltet euch ran ,wenn ihr euch noch so'n Teil unserer "Klolektüre" sichern wollt !
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Metalheads!  „Wenn du im Stau stehst und dir vorstellst, mit einem Monstertruck über alles drüber zu brettern, dann läuft in diesem Monstertruck unser neues Album.“ Josef Schweng, STAGEWAR-Drummer.
STAGEWAR werden 2003 von Sänger und Gitarrist Dominik Dezius und Gitarrist Kimon Roggenbuck gegründet.  Nachdem man zunächst mit einigen Demo-Aufnahmen und unterschiedlichen Musikern am eigenen Sound feilt, nimmt die Band 2010 ihr erstes Studio Album "Living On Trash" auf. 2011 besetzt Josef Schweng die Position des Schlagzeugers und Alex Binias folgt 2012 an den Bass.  Nach zahlreichen Auftritten und zwei Europa-Tourneen geht die Band 2014 in Studio um ihr zweites Album "Killing Fast" aufzunehmen, das im Oktober 2016 erscheint.
In Bezug auf die Wurzeln und Einflüsse der Band trifft es Rocktimes.de ziemlich auf den Punkt: „Die Neu-Anspacher Prügel-Truppe präsentiert (…) sauber gezockten Thrash, der seine Wurzeln tief in den Achtzigern bzw. in der Bay-Area hat.“
 STAGEWAR präsentieren auf KILLING FAST frischen, lebendigen Thrash Metal auf höchstem Niveau.
“Thrash Metal mit Einflüssen von Annihilator, Megadeth & Co., der soundtechnisch transparent sowie authentisch in Szene gesetzt wurde und mit guter und kreativer Gitarrenarbeit zu gefallen weiß.”
- Rock Hard zum Album LIVING ON TRASH
“Stagewar machen schönen, vielseitigen und höchst eingängig-melodischen Thrash, der sehr an Purify erinnert.”
- Legacy zum Album LIVING ON TRASH
www.stagewar.de   www.facebook.com/stagewar
Gordeon Music - Zelterstraße 8 - 10439 Berlin     info@gordeonmusic.de
OSTMETAL-Newsletter vom 05.08.2016 :  Guten Abend, liebe Ostmetal-Gemeinde!  Wir arbeiten weiter mit Hochdruck an der nächsten Ausgabe des "EISENBLATTES" und hoffen, das neue Heft noch bis Ende August fertig zu bekommen. Für die Neugierigen unter euch sei schon mal verrraten, daß die Untergrund-Rubrik fortgesetzt wird und es wieder jede Menge Rezensionen in der "Rumpelkammer" geben wird. Die Interview-Partner möchte ich jetzt noch nicht verraten, aber das Titelbild wird definitiv ein Foto von MCB sein. Mehr darüber dann im nächsten Newsletter!
Doch vorher können wir Euch noch exklusiv für "German Democratic Recordings" Patch BIEST Augen von der Band lizensierte und auf fünfzig Exemplare limitierte BIEST-Aufnäher anbieten. Die Aufnäher sind von hochwertiger Qualität und haben die Maße 13,5 x 6,4 cm.
Bitte bestellt die fünf Euro kostenden Aufnäher ausschließlich in unserem "Ostmetal-Einkaufsladen" und seht von Anfragen bei Facebook oder dergleichen ab! Die Bestellungen werden dann in der Reihenfolge des Eingangs bearbeitet, so daß euch eine fehlende Rück-Antwort wegen Kurz-Urlaub und dergleichen nicht zu kümmern braucht. Es gilt wie immer die bereits bewährte Formel: Wer zuerst bestellt...
Falls der Aufnäher unsere Erwartungen toppen sollte, haben wir auch noch ein zweites Motiv in der Hinterhand, daß wir (natürlich in Rücksprache mit der Band) eventuell auch noch herstellen lassen könnten.
Ein kleiner Tip noch für Sparfüchse: Wer seinen BIEST-Aufnäher zusammen mit derm EISENBLATT #14 geliefert haben möchte, spart sich einen Euro Porto. Ihr müßt bei der Bestellung bloß etwas Ähnliches wie "zusammen mit dem EISENBLATT #14" schreiben. Dann lege ich euch einen BIEST-Aufnäher weg und versende ihn dann später zusammen mit dem neuen EISENBLATT.
Übrigens habe ich mittlerweile neben den bereits bekannten Ostmetal-Recken auch jede Menge ostdeutsche Nachwende- und Nachwuchs-Bands wie DIVISION SPEED, FATAL EMBRACE, GLADIATORS, GORGONS EYES, J.T. RIPPER, KALI YUGA, OBSCURITY TRUTH, PURGATORY, PROWLER, SERPENT oder TOXIC EVOLUTION in den "Ostmetal-Einkaufsladen" aufgenommen, so daß man die im EISENBLATT rezensierten Tonträger teilweise nun auch direkt bei uns erwerben kann.
  Metallische Grüße, Hendrik
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Werte metallische Leseratten! Noch 1986 war es nahezu unvorstellbar, dass Death Metal und Grindcore jemals Einfluss auf die Popkultur ausüben könnten. Gleichwohl ist diese barbarische Mixtur aus Hardcore, Punk und Heavy Metal in musikalische Grenzbereiche vorgedrungen, die bis heute praktisch unerreicht bleiben. Was als kleine, verschworene Szene von Tapetradern begann, entwickelte sich innerhalb kürzester Zeit zu einer weltweiten Massenhysterie.
Bis 1992 konnten Earache Records, das erste seriöse Label der Szene, allein in den Vereinigten Staaten über eine Million Scheiben verkaufen.
»CHOOSING DEATH – DIE UNGLAUBLICHE GESCHICHTE VON DEATH METAL UND GRINDCORE GEHT WEITER...« schildert den Aufstieg, Fall und die Wiederauferstehung des Genres durch die Augen und Ohren von Musikern, Produzenten sowie Label-Bossen, die maßgeblich an dieser Entwicklung beteiligt waren.
Bei dem vorliegenden Buch handelt es sich um eine komplett überarbeitete Neuauflage mit drei zusätzlichen Kapiteln (die zusammen mehr als 100 Seiten umfassen) und einer aktualisierten Diskografie.
»Choosing Death – Die unglaubliche Geschichte von Death Metal und Grindcore geht weiter...« enthält 50 neue Interviews (von insgesamt 200) sowie ein exklusives Cover-Artwork von Dean Seagrave (u.a. verantwortlich für Albumcover von Entombed und Morbid Angel).
ALBERT MUDRIAN
Choosing Death - Die unglaubliche Geschichte von Death Metal und Grindcore geht weiter...
I.P. Verlag
VÖ: 19.09.2016
376 Seiten, 399 Abbildungen
21,90 € (erhältlich im Buchhandel)
Gordeon Music - Zelterstraße 8 - 10439 Berlin     info@gordeonmusic.de
Wir freuen uns sehr, Euch mit 'HALLO WELT' die neue Single unserer Trancecore Shootingstars GROOVENOM zu präsentieren! Das Sextett aus der sächsischen Landeshauptstadt verfolgt musikalisch eine klare Vision: Stylisch,
rhythmisch, heavy und vor allem tanzbar - GROOVENOM schaffen den Spagat zwischen Deathcore und Popmusik! Und dir Dresdner können bisher durchaus auf ein ereignisreiches Jahr zurückblicken: So feierten sie mit dem
Re-Release ihres Albums 'PINK LION' (VÖ 08.04.2016) erfolgreich ihren Einstand bei NOIZGATE Records und gastierten zudem u.a. auf dem diesjährigen With Full Force Festival.
Nun legen GROOVENOM also mit ihrer neuen 3-Track-Single 'HALLO WELT' nach und zeigen sich - erstmals mit einem Song in deutscher Sprache - von einer ungewohnt düsteren, erwachsenen Seite. Der Titeltrack 'Hallo Welt'
schafft mit djentigen Grooves, Dubstep-Breakkdowns und seinem eindringlichen, melancholischen Refrain den Balanceakt zwischen Pathos und Party. Die Message: Glaube an deine Ziele - für dein Leben bist allein du
verantwortlich, mach was draus! Mit dem funkigen 'Stay Awesome' enthält die Single außerdem einen weiteren brandneuen Track. Und als Sahnehäubchen loten GROOVENOM in einer einmaligen Kooperation mit dem mysteriösen
Soundfetischisten Qoiet engültig die Grenzen zwischen harter Gitarren- und elektronischer Tanzmusik aus: 'Hallo Welt' im 'Qoiet Remix' - ein verstörend dunkler, postmodern-abgespaceter Dubstep-Höllentrip!
'HALLO WELT' erscheint am 09.09.2016 (VÖ) als reines Digitalrelease bei NOIZGATE Records.
Am Releasetag der Single erscheint im offiziellen YouTube-Channel von GROOVENOM unter  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpbAXFJk9cGqiGyr3xuZOKQ  übrigens auch das neue Video zu 'HALLO WELT'. Schaut
unbedingt mal rein!
NOIZGATE Records  Ein Label der NUVINCI GmbH  Sudbrackstraße 17   33611 Bielefeld
Metalheads! Es gibt Neues von Irlands Extrem-Metal-Duchstartern DEAD LABEL und Deutschlands Hardcore-Flaggschiff RYKER´S.
Los geht mit den IrInnen: Unsere neue Platte ist dermaßen Metal, dass sie einen entsprechend coolen Titel brauchte", meint Drummerin Claire Percival.  Und "THRONE OF BONES" klingt genauso Metal as fuck wie die Musik von DEAD LABEL.  Wer ihn zum Beispiel bei seinen Shows mit Machine Head, Gojira und Fear Factory erlebt hat, weiß, dass der Dreier absolut null Komma null Gefangene macht. Extrem-Metal mit Schmackes, eigener Note, Brutalität und einer regelrecht fiesen Eingängigkeit. Die Zeichen für die IrInnen stehen auf Sturm.
Hier gibt´s zum Warmmachen schon mal das Video zu ´Salvation In Sacrifice´:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=YVW_U-lOHzs
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Zudem hat die Kassel-Crew RYKER´S ein cooles neues Video am Start: ´THE AGE OF...´ zeigt den Trip der Kerle zu ihrem Auftritt beim diesjährigen Black´n´ Blue Bowl im feinen New York City:
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=xS54x8F9YV0&feature=youtu.be
Gordeon Music - Zelterstraße 8 - 10439 Berlin    info@gordeonmusic.de
DECEMBRE NOIR – Neues Album „FORSAKEN EARTH“ im Vorab-Stream! DECEMBRE NOIR aus Thüringen veröffentlichen Ende dieser Woche, am 12.08.2016, ihr neues und heiß erwartetes Death/Doom Album „Forsaken Earth“ über FDA Rekotz / Soulfood. Ab heute könnt ihr „Forsaken Earth“ bereits vorab im Stream hören.
Hier der Link zum Album Stream:
 
https://soundcloud.com/fda-rekotz/sets/decembre-noir-forsaken-earth/s-6Kju9
Das Album wurde erneut in den Chameleon Studios in Hamburg und den Chemical Burn Studios in Bad Kösen vom Project Mayhem produziert, aufgenommen, gemischt und gemastert.
Die Presse über „Forsaken Earth“:
„Ein Album wie geschaffen für schlaflose Nächte und dunkle Tagträumereien!“ EMP
„Erneut ein bild-und melodiegewaltiges Werk an dem jeder DeathDoomer seine Freude haben wird. Käufer des Debütalbums können blind zugreifen und Leute die die Band bisher ignoriert haben sollten ihre Meinung spätestens jetzt ändern.“ HELL-IS-OPEN.DE 9/10
„Décembre Noir veröffentlichen mit "Forsaken Earth" ein absolut grandioses Zweitwerk voller dunkler Tiefe, Gefühl und Härte. Wirklich gigantisch, betörend und zeitlos!“ HOTEL666.DE 10/10
„Was kann man noch schreiben, wenn Worte nicht ausreichen? Am besten gar nichts mehr. Dieses Werk muss man hören und fühlen, mit jeder Note und jedem Ton.“ METAL-ONLY.DE 10/10
„Wer auf Bands wie OPETH, OCTOBER TIDE, MY DYING BRIDE, PARADISE LOST, AMORPHIS oder NAILED TO OBSCURITY abfährt, für den ist dieses Album ein absolutes Muss. Respekt!“ REAPERZINE.DE 9/10
„Handwerklich sehr gut gemachter Düstermetal in der Tradition von alten Paradise Lost oder My Dying Bride, der in sich atmosphärisch und musikalisch stimmig ist und keine überflüssigen progressiven Spielereien versucht. Bravo!“
SONIC SEDUCER
„Ein absolutes Meisterwerk!“ XXL-ROCK.COM
„Was kann man da anderes geben als die Höchstnote? Eben!“ ZEPHYRS-ODEM.DE 10/10
„Forsaken Earth“ erscheint am 12.08.2016 als CD / Digipak / Digital über FDA Rekotz / Soulfood. Der Vorverkauf läuft bereits über
 
WWW.FDA-REKOTZ.COM, es gibtl imitierte Editionen und CD/Shirt Bundles. Seid schnell!
DECEMBRE NOIR online:  http://www.decembre-noir.de     https://www.facebook.com/DecembreNoir
Jan Hoffmann  ANGER MANAGEMENT & PROMOTION  Märkische Str 48  44141 Dortmund     Jan@angermanagement.cc
Werte Extrem-Metal-Connaisseure, CHAMBER OF MALICE aus Hof hauen Euch mit "CRIME CITY SLAM" ihr fettes neues Album die Ohren.  Der Vierer serviert hier ein Pit-Monster, das die Truppe in Windeseile in die Slam/Death-Championsleague katapultieren wird. Bavarian Brutality to the max!  www.facebook.com/chamberofmalice
Gordeon Music - Zelterstraße 8 - 10439 Berlin     info@gordeonmusic.de
BURIAL HORDES - EXTINCTION (EP)   Folter Records (Alive), VÖ: 28.10.2016 :  Moinsen, kurz vor dem Wochenende freuen wir uns dir noch einen echten Brocken servieren zu können: Denn BURIAL HORDES lassen mit "Extinction" keine peschwarzen Wünsche offen. Die Griechen ballern gewaltig wie finster aus den Bocken und das bei aller musikalischen Finesse.  Heißt: Fans von Bands wie DEAD CONGREGATTION oder DEVATHORN kommen voll auf ihre Kosten!
BURIAL HORDES mischen bereits seit 2001 mit ihrer brutalen, kompromisslosen Art Black und Death Metal zu vermischen die Szene auf. Ihr Konzept aus unnachgiebiger Brutalität und Finsternis, gepaart mit einer Philosophie voll negativer Energie, zeigt, dass die Griechen auch lyrisch nichts Freundliches an sich haben.
Bereits mit ihrer selbstbetitelten Demo-CD “Entering the Untrodden Forest” sorgten sie für einiges Aufsehen im Underground. Es folgten erste Konzerte und eine zweite Demo-CD (2002). Als mit “War, Revenge and Total Annihilation” 2005 das Debütalbum der Band via Oath Records & Asphyxiate Recordings erschien, wuchs auch die Zahl der Anhänger, die dem fantastischen Old School Black Metal von BURIAL HORDES huldigten. 2008 unterschrieb die Band beim bekannten Szenelabel Pulverized Records und trug in noch größerem Umfang die Finsternis in die Welt. Es folgte ein Re-Release des Debütalbums “War, Revenge and Total Annihilation” und das zweite Album “Devotion to Unholy Creed”, mit dem sich BURIAL HORDES endgültig als Szene-Garant festgesetzt haben. Nach Veröffentlichungen in Form von Splits, einer EP und einer Compilation, enterten BURIAL HORDES 2013 erneut das Studio, um das dritte Album aufzunehmen. “Incendium” erschien 2014 via Hellthrasher Productions.
2016 markiert den Beginn eines neuen Kapitels in der Geschichte von BURIAL HORDES: Die Band unterschrieb einen Vertrag beim deutschen Kultlabel Folter Records und wird in Kürze ihre neue EP “Extinction” veröffentlichen. Einmal mehr erwartet den Hörer ein musikalisches Inferno aus Brachialität und musikgeworderner Dunkelheit. BURIAL HORDES bleiben auch heute ihrem ursprünglichen Konzept treu, entdecken dabei aber neue Formen in ihrem ungestümen Sound. Ihrer antikommerziellen, antisozialen, antireligiösen, satanischen, chaotischen und misanthropischen Ideologie treu ergeben, werden sie auch künftig ihren höllischen und hasserfüllten Inspirationen folgen.
http://www.folter666.de/
SABBAT/GOATSKULL SPLIT 7"EP is finally out on FWP ! Sabbat delivers Karisma, live from their show in Mexico City on 24th september 2005, with the line up from back then, Gezol, Zorugelion and Temis Osmond.
Goatskull hails from Mexico and delivers an old school crushing Black Metal song, with special voice appearances from Devil Lee Rot, hence the swedish flag on cover artwork !
7"EP limited to 300 copies on black vinyl.
Very selected trades only !!
Out now :
SABBAT/GOATSKULL split 7"EP
GUERRA TOTAL/METALUCIFER split CD
BELENOS (France) "Spicilège" 12"LP
GHAST (Uk) "Terrible Cemetery" 12"LP
LUSTRATION (Australia) "Jesus Bethlemitus Maledictus" CD
www.forgottenwisdomprod.com    https://forgottenwisdomprod.bandcamp.com/    https://www.facebook.com/pages/Forgotten-Wisdom-Productions/326075960743851
STENCH PRICE is an ambitious project involving members of Brutal Truth, Necrophagist, Cynic, Hail of Bullets, Paganizer, The Grotesquery, etc. The music is avant-garde grind – vicious but laced with offbeat bossa/samba and lounge music. Each song has a different character to it but it’s all in the same spirit. For those who’re looking for a change from the repetitive kind of grindcore, this is it.
The international 'supergroup' got signed to Transcending Obscurity Records and an album is due this year with a November release date. More information including the album artwork will be revealed in the next email. Meanwhile, check out the little animated teaser of the album below. 
In the official announcement
 
HERE, Stench Price founder Peter G. Shallmin said, “Our music is kind of a challenge for a label and for a listener. Just a true metal believer and a brave metal soldier can sign an agreement with Stench Price. We are glad to roll together with Kunal and his brand Transcending Obscurity Records. His professional approach and unstoppable personal dedication has no borders and restrictions so prepare yourself for a nerve-shattering experience!
tench Price line up: 
Siberia – Peter Shallmin – Bass (Escapethecult, Kamlath)
France – Romain Goulon – Drums (Necrophagist, Disavowed etc.)
USA – Max Phelps (Cynic, Exist, Death DTA Tours)
USA – Danny Lilker (Brutal Truth, Nuclear Assault, SOD, etc.)
UK – Dave Ingram (Hail of Bullets, Benediction, Bolt Thrower, etc.)
Sweden – Rogga Johansson (Paganizer, The Grotesquery, Demiurg, etc.)
Australia – Karina Utomo (High Tension)
USA – Shawn Knight (Child Bite)
Siberia – Max Konstantinov – Guitars (Kamlath, Nebesniesnami)
Transcending Obscurity (International) Bandcamp
Transcending Obscurity Official Site
Stench Price Facebook
Transcending Obscurity Facebook

Transcending Obscurity YouTube Channel

Keep your eyes peeled!
  Kunal Choksi  Label owner/Editor/PR rep Transcending Obscurity Records | PR Company | Online Magazine (est 2005)   
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Hi! We´re a new Death Metal band from Spain influenced by the old masters like Obituary,Asphyx,Benediction or Bolt Thrower.  We have recorded a 5-tracks demo called: "ABSTRACT DELIVERANCE OF A TWISTED MENTALITY". If you wanna a few copies for your distri,please,contact us and talk about the deal.
Thanks in advance, cheers! D.
Tracklist: 
1. Intro 
2. Doomed in Fire 
3. Pungency 
4. Scars of War 
5. In the Crypt of Sorrow 
6. Vermin (Asphyx cover) 
http://intolerancedeathmetal.bandcamp.com/
DORRE was born at the Rock Café in Leuven when Adriaan De Raymaeker and Wolf Overloop decided to head up to the attic that Pektop (Adriaan’s former band) used to rehearse. Picking up a guitar and settling behind the drums respectively, noise began to fill the room. Deep, dark, heavy riffs were made and quite possibly enjoyed by several blocks of flats and houses around the building. No big plans were made. One show every year, free beer, towers of cabs and amps, guest musicians joining in the jam.
After several years of this continued tradition, Dorre was asked to play more shows. Obligingly, several small stages around Leuven were played and Erik Heyns joined the steady line-up. Deciding that the time had come to widen the scope of Dorre, a more serious approach was taken to write long pieces of music that incorporated every aspect of each musician. A cohesion of doom, noise, psychedelic rock, blues and stoner was organically formed between the two guitars and the drums.
In 2015 Dorre played a select set of shows as build-up towards an EP release in December. The EP was made and released following a first stint outside of the borders, touring throughout England and Scotland in January of 2016 and sharing the stage with many great bands. Now, more than ever, Dorre is focused on creating dark, heavy music and playing immense live sets. Dorre have been confirmed for another show in London with Serpent Venom and are headlining the mainstage of Somatic Festival in Wakefield in November.  http://www.facebook.com/dorreofficial   http://dor.re   http://dorre.bandcamp.com
Copenhagen based sludge/doom 5 piece BETHMOORA, has existed for about a year in its current form, all members with experience from previous bands. Huge riffs, bludgeoning rhythms and disturbing vocals are key elements of the slow descent.
The lyrics of Bethmoora’s tracks revolve around a common theme – a mythos that singer Anders has created. Deities, entities, occult rituals and eternal strife are all key ingredients of this vast, ever expanding, imaginary dark world.
The two first chapters of the mythos Witches and Ousted resulted in a self produced demo “Demo 2016” which has been well received in the sludge and doom scene.
The first gig of Bethmoora was as the opening act of the Northern Discomfort Festival. Bethmoora also opened for Canadian sludge act Dopethrone when they visited Copenhagen.
http://www.facebook.com/doomedbethmoora   http://www.bethmoora.com   http://doomedbethmoora.bandcamp.com
Tracklist:
Side A:
Dorre – Three Fell from the Sky
Dorre – Four Walked into the Ocean
Side B:
Bethmoora – Succumb
Lineup:
Dorre:
Adriaan De Raymaeker (Guitars)
Erik Heyns (Guitars)
Wolf Overloop (Drums)
Bethmoora:
Anders Kofod (Vocals)
Henrick Lyck (Guitars)
Martin Korff (Drums)
Morten Leerhøy (Guitars)
Sune Westh Svendsen (Bass)
Dorre’s tracks recorded at
Magnet Records by Jean-Pol Van Ham and Johan Breton
Bethmoora’s tracks recorded at Wolf Rider Sound Production by Patrick Fragtrup
All tracks mixed at Skyhammer Studio by Chris Fieldin. All tracks mastered by James Plotkin  . Cover artwork by Diaz Inigo
Please note that ALL pre-orders will be online on http://shop.dor.re, we would highly appreciate a link to this page!  For any questions, please mail us directly at info@dor.re
INTHYFLESH - "THE FLAMING DEATH"   Genre:  Black Metal : The portuguese Black Metal scene has been the subject of an ever-growing interest and fascination throughout the years. New bands and labels have been joining the ranks of more experienced ones with a solid relationship of quantity vs. quality. However, very few have been as persevering, consistent and tenacious as Inthyflesh.
ith “The Flaming Death”, Inthyflesh presents a monumental double album, one which during 114 minutes unfolds itself on a torturous journey throughout the darkened and tenebrous pathways of the human and spiritual self, set to a wavelength of cold, genuinely atmospheric and evocative Black Metal. In essence, never has the band sounded as piercing, exquisite and intense as in “The Flaming Death”.
LINE UP: 
Sataere - Vocals
Njiord - Drums
Tarannis - Guitars   
Defunctum – Guitars
TRACKLIST 
01. The Sinister Herald Of Death      
02. Blood Howling Eternity  03. Subterranean Harbinger 04. Oppressed Under Deceit       
05. Through The Splendour Of Night       
06. Forever Insanity       
07. May The Wisdom Of The Dead Return
08. Sorrowful Moonlight Pt. I - The Fever Of Blood
09. Breath Of Darkness
10. The Brightness Of Your Decay
11. Beyond What Eyes Can See
12. A Thousand Tongues Burning
13. A Grasp Between Hate And Madness
14. Velvet Burial Shroud
15. Rituals Inflicted Upon Scars
16. Abysmal Silence
17. Dismal Awakening
18. Sorrowful Moonlight Pt. II - Catacombs Of Infinity
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UK crust/powerviolence duo NEGATIVE THOUGHT PROCESS have unveiled another track from their forthcoming concept album METHYLENE BUTTERFLY. The track, which is titled "Clandestine Clever", is a three-minute blast about the backstabbing nature of mental health and psychosis. 
You can stream the track and then read an in-depth interview with the band at Transcending Obscurity:
 http://tometal.com/song-premiere-interview-powerviolence-grind-duo-negative-thought-process/
Pre-Order Methylene Butterfly here: 
http://www.hibernacularecords.com/product/methylene-butterfly-by-negative-thought-process
Negative Thought Process are a 2 piece Crust/grind/power violence duo formed by Daniel Page (Hibernacula Records, Victorian Whore Dogs, Exquisite Ending) and Kyle Townsend (Ex-Strike Offensive) 
Their debut album Methylene Butterfly is due out through Hibernacula Records on September 16th and features 11 tracks of furious blasts, D-beats, HM-2 laden guitar riffs and brutality. Conceptually dealing with battles of self-harm, drug addiction, destructive relationships and suicide.
THE NEGATION Announce "Lunaris French Tour" with Poland's Arkona
Pursuing the harvesting of European lost souls in support of their second full-length "Memento Mori", THE NEGATION  have just announced a French invasion for November, dubbed "Lunaris French Tour", this time with Poland's Arkona.
Started by their UK tour alongside Gorgoroth in December and followed on continental Europe with Mortis Mutilati earlier this year, the campaign for THE NEGATION's call to rebellion and revolt of the masses continues.
Prepare for “a relentless Black Metal assault that will not give you a break” as said by CvltNation in their "Memento Mori" review.
TOUR DATES
Nov.10 - FR - Lorient
Nov.11 - FR - Bordeaux
Nov.12 - FR - Lille
Nov.13 - FR - Paris
LINKS
The Negation @ Kaotoxin Shop    The Negation @ Facebook
DARKRYPT (India/International) - 'DELIRIOUS EXCURSION'  : Genre - Death Metal  : For fans of - Adramelech, Chthe'ilist, Grave Miasma, Demilich, Cruciamentum  :  From India not Scandinavia, emerges a band expanding upon the sound laid down by the masters. With mixing done by the dark death metal expert Greg Chandler at Priory Recording Studios (Cruciamentum, Chthe'ilist, etc.) and mastering by the legend Dan Swano at Unisound Studios (Asphyx, Bloodbath, etc.), everything has been done to perfectly capture the right sound intended for music of this ilk. With influences ranging from Demilich, Adramelech, Demigod, (early) Amorphis, Funebre and Nihilist, Darkrypt have taken the best elements of all and forged a sound that retains the local flavour and yet creates music that's classic in intent, memorable as well as catchy. With guest appearances by Rogga Johansson (Paganizer, The Grotesquery, etc.), Nitin Rajan (Primitiv), not to mention the lyrical contribution of Riju Dasgupta (Albatross, Primitiv), this is probably the most ambitious debut by a new band from the country. Even devoid of all these contributions, the album on its own merit is rife with excellent riffs, varying tempos capturing a myriad contrasting moods, able percussion propelling the mind-melting structures, and thoughtful vocal delivery so as not to kill the effectiveness of death metal that's heaving with an ability to express. 
The artwork too has been done by none other than Turkka G. Rantanen (Demilich, Adramelech, Demigod, etc.)
Track list: 
1. The Becoming Alteration 
2. Dark Crypt 
3. Chasm of Death 
4. Abstract Submission 
5. Cryptic Illusions (ft. Rogga Johansson) 
6. Folie a Deux 
7. Limbic Dichotomy 
8. The Inducer (ft. Nitin Rajan of Primitiv) 
9. The Acceptor 
Line up: 
Amey Bhole - Vocals/Bass Guitar
Aumkar lele - Drums
Rishabh Ravi - Guitar
Mihir Gaikwad - Guitars
Transcending Obscurity (India/Asia) Bandcamp (Pre-orders are ON!)
Transcending Obscurity Official Site
Darkrypt Facebook
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Please check this out and support this pure work of art! Thanks,
  Kunal Choksi  Label owner/Editor/PR rep Transcending Obscurity Records | PR Company | Online Magazine (est 2005) 
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S.N.A.F.U. Stream "HER DARK PAST" at Transcending Obscurity : In anticipation of the vinyl release of their album Present Day Plague,  S.N.A.F.U. have teamed up with Transcending Obscurity to stream their track "Her Dark Past".
The band commented that the song "is about overcoming many of life's struggles such as depression and drug abuse. Bringing oneself back to life so to speak and using the negative past to fuel a bright positive future."
Stream "Her Dark Past" here: 
http://tometal.com/song-premiere-u-s-crossover-thrash-band-s-n-a-f-u/
Pre-order the vinyl edition here:  
https://snafudetroit.bandcamp.com/
The band will also be on tour in August and September. Please get in touch if you would like a guest list spot:
August 19th - Boston, MA at Once Ballroom
August 20th - Hammonton, NJ at Weekend at Dons
August 21st - Trenton, NJ at Champs 
August 22nd - Philadelphia, PA at Kung Fu Necktie 
August 23rd - Richmond, VA at 25 Watt
August 24th - Nashville, TN at Daisy Dukes
August 25th - Memphis, TN at Murphy's 
August 26th - Cave-in Rock, IL at Full Terror Assault Fest
August 27th - Cave-in Rock, IL at Full Terror Assault Fest
August 28th - Cincinnati, OH at Junkers
August 29th - Louisville, KY at Highlands Taproom
August 30th - St. Louis, MO at Fubar
August 31st - Omaha, NB at The West Wing 
September 1st - Des Moines, IA at Fremont
September 2nd - Minneapolis, MN at The Hex
September 3rd - Chicago, IL at The 2040
SNAFU- which stands for Situation Normal All Fucked Up, is a hard in your face combination of thrash, punk, grind and hardcore. Their live show is full of intensity and leaves you with the lingering feeling of danger. Their first full-length album "Fear The Future" was released in 2013 and later distributed by Profane Existence. Their songs are the very definition of raging cynicism and not being held down by the destructive nature of mankind. Their second album, Present Day Plague was released in 2016 and is much heavier, darker and full of enraged mutiny.
The hammer of judgment crushes all! Blackened death metal powerhouse WARFATHER has locked horns with MetalUnderground.com for the exclusive premiere of "JUDGEMENT, THE HAMMER." The newest track off the band's upcoming album The Grey Eminence reunites WARFATHER mastermind with his former MORBID ANGEL bandmate Erik Rutan.
Rutan, who handled production duties for the album, joined Tucker as a guest vocalist on what is easily one of the album's most brutal songs.
Check it out at 
www.metalunderground.com/news/details.cfm?newsid=125493
The album will be released September 16 on Greyhaze Records. Pre-order it at  this location.
The Grey Eminence was produced by Death Metal icon and studio wizard Erik Rutan (HATE ETERNAL, ex-MORBID ANGEL). The collaboration marks the first time Tucker and Rutan have worked together since MORBID ANGEL's Gateways to Annihilation. The album also features WARFATHER's newest members Jake Koch (guitars) and Bryan Bever (drums).
www.facebook.com/pages/WarFather/240931366011521    www.greyhazerecords.com    www.facebook.com/greyhazerecords 
WINTERLORE - "WINTERLORE"  : Genre:  Black Metal : Winterlore traces their roots back to 2004, where members Thorolf (guitars, vocals) and Thorstein (vocals, bass) met in the cold wastes of Utah during the brutal winter of that year. Both cited an unhealthy obsession with black metal, in particular such bands as Summoning, Graveland, Kraft, and of course Dark Throne, among many others.
At this time they Nortat, who would become the drummer, and Helgrim, the second guitarist.
The band soon engaged in rehearsals, much of sounding like most black metal bands of the time did back then- Nordic-inspired, fast, raucous, noisy black metal.
The band released a demo which quickly sold out, after which they played many shows in and around Salt Lake City, Utah.
After nearly disbanding several times, the band eventually found their niche with more mid-tempo pieces and song structures, as well as a more atmospheric approach, but without sacrificing any of their savage and primal rage.
 It was at this time they began recording their debut for Slaughterhouse Records, “Four Swords  Against the Pious”, the debut album released in 2012 by the label.
This album featured slow, melancholy atmospheres, totally on point with what black metal should be, but also featured a Nordic feel and (of course) a disdain for all things Christian. Show cased therein were chorus vocals, flutes, keyboards and even the Norwegian mouth harp.
After the release of the debut album, Helgrim left the band to concentrate on his other projects, as the guitarist of Calladan Brood (alongside fellow Winterlore guitarist Thorolf), and as vocalist for current up and coming Metal Blade Records heavy metal act Visigoth.
In the meantime, the band have acquired the services of R. Sodomizer, a legendary figure in the Salt Lake City metal scene.
Known for mutilation, carnage, violence, and assorted crime, R. Sodomizer also has been a member of such luminous Utah black metal and war metal outfits such as Odium Totus,
Iconoclast Contra, Devoured Alive and Gravecode Nebula.
The bands sound is more heavy and raw, yet more accomplished as well, showcasing their growth.
The new album, simply self-titled “Winterlore”, has just been released, and is an epic masterpiece of black metal atmosphere and mayhem.
LINE UP: 
Thorstein- Vocals, Bass
Nortatt- Drums
R. Sodomizer- Guitars
Thorolf- Guitars, Vocals
TRACKLIST 
1....in the Frozen Forest    
2. Spires of Ascension
3. Marching Hordes on Warpaths Old     
4. Lands of Boreal Suspension    
5. Ice of Old Night    
6. Winterlore
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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 Lineup:
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 
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Following the release of acclaimed debut album Celestial Decadence, Finnish Black/Death Metal Unit ILLUSIONS DEAD have released new single "IMMORTAL DOMAIN." Stream the single at  http://illusionsdead.bandcamp.com/album/immortal-domain.
You can also check it out on YouTube.
Drawing influence from the likes of SARGEIST, TODTGELICHTER's Was bleibt... and MGLA's Exercises in Futility,  the band blends ripping Black Metal with Death Metal muscle on "Immortal Domain." The song was cut in February 2016 at the Illusions Dead rehearsal studio.  It was recorded, edited, and mixed by Tatu Lankien, and mastered by Svante Forsbäck at Chartmakers. Pekka Pyrhönen (Denigrate, Pahuuden Prototyyppi, Foul Circle, ex -Tacere) played bass on the track. Cover art was once again supplied by Moonrot Art.
The band's full-length debut album Celestial Decadence is available for streaming and/or purchase at:  http://illusionsdead.bandcamp.com/album/celestial-decadence.
RIYL: Insomnium, Anata, Gorgoroth, Intestine Baalism, and Dissection.
ILLUSIONS DEAD is:
Johannes Katajamäki: Guitar, Vocals 
Jake Lastujoki: Guitar 
Aksel Kaya: Bass
Akseli Auralinna: Drums
www.facebook.com/illusionsdeadofficial/
Hello everyone, We have announced PENITENCE ONIRIQUE as part of our roster.  The French Black Metal band will release its first album ” V.I.T.R.I.O.L” on Emanations a division of Les Acteurs de l'ombre Productions. Release date : September 16th 2016 Pénitence Onirique is born from an ancestral and powerfull bicephalous mystical appearance. The band delivers a dark and intense Black Metal, with a complex and frank brutality, half-way between an alchimical ritual and an introspective preach. Taken from the depest pains, their first offering, V.I.T.R.I.O.L, is taking us for a initiatory journey to the meaning of death.
 Follow PENITENCE ONIRIQUE release event  HERE
WILDERNESSKING split LP  
This LP includes both the "...And the Night Swept Us Away" & "The Devil Within"EP. It also features a brand new song," Decay" & a live studio version of "And the Night Swept Us Away".
This limited edition (300 copies) included two silkscreens. RELEASE DATE : July 22th 21016
Les acteursde l'ombre sampler 2016
It features 12 tracks from bands such as : Wildernessking, The Great Old Ones, Darkenhöld, Lifestream, Mare Cognitum, Way to End, Spectrale, I HEIR I, In Cauda Venenum, Pénitence Onirique & Barús.
You can get the sampler on all our stands on festivals and for free with every order on our shop. The CD includes a 20% off coupon for you next orders.
It will also be distributed by all our partners (press, stores, ...). A digital version is available on our BandCamp, and it's a Name Your Price !.
https://www.facebook.com/LADLOproductions
The unholy trinity known as BLASPHEMER makes their long awaited return with their latest bestial offering titled RITUAL THEOPHAGY. After six years of silence, this Italian death metal behemoth has been awakened and lashes out with inhuman technical brutality. This is Blasphemer's most evil and chaotic material to date, with their signature style of dissonant rapid fire riffs, savage multi-vocal assault, and featuring the extreme drum prowess of Darren Cesca (Incinerate & Goratory). The gates of Hell have opened unleashing a nefarious fury of malevolence and the holy light will be forever extinguished.
The band has posted a promo video featuring album track "Jesus Rapes." Check it out at
 
https://youtu.be/HkfmkT5D2KQ
Blasphemer will return to the stage in 2017 in support of Ritual Theophagy. Dates and details to be announced soon.
Comatose Music will release Ritual Theophagy October 14.
Track Listing:
1. Suicide for Satan
2. You are Nothing
3. Jesus Rapes
4. Worship in the Void
5. Antichristian Extremism
6. Annihilated Divinity
7. Obscuring the Holy Light
8. Crucifix of Shit (Stench of Prophet)
9. Fetishistic Idolatry of the Cross
10. I Deny
11. Ritual Theophagy
www.facebook.com/blasphemerbrutal  www.comatosemusic.com
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Die Black/Death Metaller BURIAL HORDES haben in Folter Records eine neue Heimat gefunden. Die Griechen gehen bereits seit fünfzehn Jahren ihren Weg und haben schon auf drei Alben sowie verschiedenen EPs und Splits Dunkelheit und Misanthropie verbreitet. BURIAL HORDES bleiben auch heute ihrem ursprünglichen Konzept treu, entdecken dabei aber neue Formen in ihrem ungestümen Sound. Ihrer antikommerziellen, antisozialen, antireligiösen, satanischen, chaotischen und misanthropischen Ideologie treu ergeben, werden sie auch künftig ihren höllischen und hasserfüllten Inspirationen folgen.
Das erste Ergebnis dieser unheiligen Kooperation wird die Veröffentlichung der "EXTINCTON"-EP als MCD und 10'' Vinyl sein.
BURIAL HORDES homepage   Folter Records homepage
Viele Grüße, Jan & Metal Promotions   www.metal-promotions.de
EXANIMATVM - "DISPERSAE ET TORMENTVM"  : Genre:  DEATH METAL : In einer Zeit, in der unzählige Bands versuchen, ihre Hörerschaft mit halbgaren Konzepten von obskuren und philosophischen Ideen zu blenden, ist es äußerst erfrischend, eine Band wie EXANIMATVM zu entdecken. Diese Truppe hat verstanden, was südamerikanischen Death Metal so besonders macht: Markante Riffs treffen auf scheppernde Drums, die die fordernde Energie der Lieder erbarmungslos in den Hörer transportieren, während der kehlig-trockene Gesang dem Gehörten den letzten Schliff verpasst.
„Dispersae et Tormentvm“ lässt seinen Anhängern keine Atempause.  Es wechseln sich tonnenschwere Midtempoparts mit bestialischen Blastpassagen ab, wodurch sich mittels des einzigartigen Sounds der schweren Gitarren eine bedrohliche und düstere Stimmung beim Hörer materialisiert. Dieses Album wird seinen Platz in den Regalen von Liebhabern finden, wo es ganz sicher keinen Staub ansetzen wird. Davon sind wir überzeugt.
Aufgenommen wurde das Debüt des chilenischen Quartetts von Juli bis Oktober 2015 im heimischen JB Studio. Den Mix und das Mastering übernahm Rafael Fuentes; für das stimmige Artwork zeichnet der Tattoo-Künstler Mauricio Bonacic verantwortlich. "Dispersae et Tormentvm" erscheint als CD mit 4-seitigem Booklet, als schweres Vinyl in zwei Editionen und als digitale Version.
Line Up: 
Claudio Muñoz - Drums
Enzo Velásquez - Guitars, Bass
Demis Ferreira - Bass, Vocals
Kree-Chinen – Guitars
TRACKLIST 
1.La Apoteosis de Todos los Horrores
2. Vae Victis
3. Danza Impura
4. Dispersiones y Tormento
5. Exanimatvm
6. Oscura Propagacion del Linaje de Tons
7. Nocturnas Luminiscencias
8. Abominabilis Conditio
9. Shoort
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Der erste GEGENTREND LABEL SAMPLER ist da! Ab jetzt kostenlos mit jeder Bestellung im Gegentrend Shop ( www.gegentrendshop.de ) und bald auch bei Konzerten unserer Bands am Merch Stand.
Probehören auf
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PETER GRUSEL UND DIE UNHEIMLICHEN gründeten sich 2015 in Braunschweig mit dem Ziel, der Menschheit mit einem kleinen Augenzwinkern den Spiegel vorzuhalten. Die Leidenschaft der Musiker für alten Death und Thrash Metal sowie Hardcore mündete musikalisch in groovendem bis brutalem Death Metal, verschmolzen mit deutlichen Hardcore-Einflüssen. Erinnerungen an alte Helden wie Slayer oder Sepultura kommen nicht von ungefähr.
Im Kontrast dazu zeigt der Bandname, dass das Quintett über einen gesunden Humor verfügt. PETER GRUSEL UND DIE UNHEIMLICHEN ist klar an die Hauptfigur eines beliebten Kinderfernsehformats angelehnt und soll textlich auf die düsteren Seiten der menschlichen Existenz verweisen – dabei stets mit einem ironisch-zynischem Ansatz
PETER GRUSEL UND DIE UNHEIMLICHEN allerdings als "lustige Truppe" abzuspeisen, greift deutlich zu kurz. Das Debütalbum befasst sich in elf Songs nicht nur mit all dem Elend und der Grausamkeit, zu der Menschen fähig sind, sondern offenbart sich als musikalisch mitreißendes Gesamtwerk. Die Live-Qualitäten offenbaren sich spätestens beim Bonussong, der Live-Version von „Abattoir“, welche am 13. Mai 2016 im Vorprogramm von Pro-Pain entstand. Der Band kommt zugute, dass die Mitglieder bereits über viel musikalische Erfahrung verfügen, so leben sich die Musiker unter anderem in Bands wie Diary About My Nightmares oder Forever It Shall Be kreativ aus.
PETER GRUSEL UND DIE UNHEIMLICHEN ist handgemachte Aggression und die Vertonung einer Paranoia, irgendwas ginge in unserer Gesellschaft vor, vor dem man sich fürchten müsse.
http://www.petergrusel.de/    https://www.facebook.com/pegudu/
Lycanthropic Chants präsentiert am Freitag, den 26. August 2016 im s.v. Jugendhaus Ost in Wolfsburg ein tolles Paket bestehend aus vier Mit ihrer in Wolfsburg startender Europa-Tour bewerben REZET ihren dritten Langspieler. Thrash Metal wie aus den Zeiten der Entstehung dieses Genres wird hier ungezwungen, frisch und natürlich dargeboten. In den catchy Riffs hört man, dass die Band auch im zwölften Jahr ihres
Bestehens noch hoch motiviert ist! Begleitet werden die Nordlichter von SUFFOCATION OF SOUL aus Brasilien. Auch hier wird Thrash Metal der alten Schule gespielt – beim Durchlauf deren aktuellen Albums frug ich mich einige Male, warum die großen Bands nicht mehr solche Alben veröffentlichen?!
Außerdem freuen wir uns auf SLEDGEHAMMER NOSEJOB aus Hoogeveen in den Niederlanden.
Neben zwei uns altbekannten Gesichtern der Band MASSIVE ASSAULT (welche bereits diverse Male in Wolfsburg spielten) sind hier noch zwei weitere Musiker anderer nicht unbekannter Bands aus dem Land der Tulpen im Boot. D-Beat getriebener Death Metal mit Schwedensound – mir werden die Knie weich!
Beim lokalen Support DETHRASHION aus Hannover steht der erste Tonträger in den Startlöchern, es werden sicherlich ein paar Songs hiervon präsentiert! Wir sehen uns also am Freitag, den 26. August 2016 ab 19:00 Uhr gegen 10 EUR an der Abendkasse im selbsverwalteten Jugendhaus Ost in Wolfsburg. Like A Wolf
26. August 2016 live im s.v. Jugendhaus Ost in Wolfsburg:
REZET (Thrash Metal / Schleswig, GER)
SUFFOCATION OF SOUL (Thrash Metal / Poções, BRA
SLEDGEHAMMER NOSEJOB (Death Metal / Hoogeveen, NLD)
DETHRASHION (Death/Thrash / Hannover, GER)
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Info:  http://lycanthropic.de/2016/07/11/rezet-suffocation-of-soul-sledgehammer-nosejob-dethrashion/
HYPNOS unterschreibt wieder bei EINHEIT PRODUKTIONEN :  Die tschechischen Death Metaller HYPNOS haben für ihren fünften Longplayer “THE WHITECROW” einen neuen Vertrag bei EINHEIT PRODUKTIONEN unterzeichnet. Der Nachfolger des “HERETIC COMMANDO” Albums von 2012 wurde wieder mit dem norwegischen Produzent Børge Finstad aufgenommen, der durch seine Arbeit mit  MAYHEM, ARCTURUS und BORKNAGAR bekannt wurde. Gemischt wurden die Aufnahmen in seinem TOPROOM STUDIO. Das längste Album der Bandgeschichte enthält einige spezielle Gäste wie z.B. Christopher (Krabathor), Paul Speckmann (Master), V. Santura (Dark Fortress, Triptykon) oder Martin Missy (Protector). Als Veröffentlichungsdatum ist der 25. März 2017 geplant. Das Album wird  als  CD, Ltd. Digi-CD+DVD, Vinyl & Digital veröffentlicht.
Einheit Produktionen   PF 1101   03116 Drebkau    https://de-de.facebook.com/pages/Einheit-Produktionen/128789703817010
DEFUNTOS - "A ETERNA DANÇA DA MORTE"   : Genre:  DOOM METAL : DEFUNTOS sind zurück und sie laden zum ewigen Tanz des Todes (A Eterna Dança da Morte)! Das neueste Meisterwerk der portugiesischen Band lässt keine Wünsche offen: Sägende, beißende Saiten, monotone Drums, die einen tranceartigen Zustand hervorrufen, und eine Stimme, die wie das portugiesische schwarze Gegenstück zum Argentinier in der weißen Robe klingt.
DEFUNTOS erschaffen eine Atmosphäre, die einem unweigerlich den Tod und die Endlichkeit des Lebens vor Augen führt, indem sie den Hörer mit auf die akustische Reise durch das Capela dos Ossos (Beinhaus) in Portugal nimmt. Die Welt von DEFUNTOS ist verhüllt durch einen dichten grauen Nebel. Aber er besteht aus unzähligen Schattierungen von Grau, widergespiegelt in der Schwere der Lieder, die sich langsam über dem Hörer ausbreitet, hervorgerufen durch die pulsierenden Bass-Melodien, deren Rhythmen vom kraftvollen Schlagzeug tief in den Hörer getragen werden.
Das Herausragende an DEFUNTOS, die seit 2005 aktiv sind, ist nicht nur das konsequent hohe Niveau ihrer Veröffentlichungen, sondern dass sie mit ihrem nostalgisch klingenden und verschmelzenden Mix aus Doom & Black Metal eine morbide einzigartige Stimmung kreieren, von der andere Bands nur träumen können. Begleiten wir also DEFUNTOS in eine nostalgisch geprägte und vergessene Welt, in der die Zeit stehen geblieben ist.
Hat die Band auch vorher ihr schwarzes Gift bravourös unter ihre Hörerschaft gemischt, so haben sie mit ‚A Eterna Dança da Morte‘ den Schierlinsgbecher im Bereich Black/Doom Metal erschaffen. Komponiert und aufgenommen wurden die sechs Lieder nebst Intro zwischen 1915 und 1916. Im Februar selbigen Jahres wurde dem Material im spanischen Empty Hall Studio der letzte Schliff verpasst. Das Album erscheint als CD - mit 8 seitigem Booklet, als schweres Vinyl – in zwei Editionen und als Digital Version.
Line Up: 
Conde J. - Bass
Conde F. - Drums, Vocals
TRACKLIST 
1.Intro
2. A Vigília Fúnebre
3. A Reza da Tristeza
4. Barranco do Velho
5. Mortuária Procissão
6. A Eterna Dança da Morte
7. No Encalço da Lua Negra
YOUTUBE  LABEL  BANDCAMP
Decibel Magazine and Dark Descent Records have launched the full-album stream of Starspawn, the debut from Colorado's BLOOD INCANTATIONSTARSPAWN is a 30-minute cerebral whirlwind of powerful atmospheric death metal. The intense and otherworldly technical/ambient/funeral death metal of Starspawn leaves the listener feeling transcendentally disembodied at the end of an unknown dimension.
Produced entirely in analog, the energy and magnetism of live BLOOD INCANTATION is tangibly melting through the speakers, and the songwriting, production and performance constellations have all fully aligned. 
Listen to Starspawn in its entirety  here
Dark Descent Records is now taking pre-orders for Starspawn on digital, CD, vinyl and cassette formats. Purchase the album at  darkdescentrecords.com. 
www.facebook.com/Blood-incantation-508899805936788     www.darkdescentrecords.com    
PROSTERNATUR – “ ABYSSUS ABYSSUM INVOCATE “   : Genre - Black Metal  : Emerging from their deep roots placed within 90’s subversive sects, Prosternatur are a mysterious Secret Order from different countries across Europe.The enigmatic group of four members wish to remain anonymous. Preferring to say nothing, only the music speaks. This first ever offering entitled “Abyssus abyssum invocat”, is a full-length stunning work of oppressively dense & brooding Ritualistic Occult Black Metal perfection. Dissonant and suffocating atmospheres swirl and twist through a punishing and unsettling ambiance. A grueling din from Miasmic Blackened realms that tears at the desolate reaches of your subconscious. All songs deal with Spiritism, old occult Mysteries and old Rituals.
Maybe you can feel the smell of death on the songs.
TRACKLIST 
1.Hydragyrum
2. Mortification of the Flesh
3. Zoroastrianism
4. Eleusinian Mysteries
5. Scrying Mirror
6. Heterodox
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We have a new CD that arrived during the Ragnard Rock Festival where we had a merch stall ! It's the SPLIT CD between two old school hordes GUERRA TOTAL from Colombia and METALUCIFER from Japan !
Re-recorded tracks for GUERRA TOTAL, taken from the albums Antichristian Zombie Hordes, Nuklear Zombie Division and El Armageddon Continua. Japanese versions of METALUCIFER old tracks, taken from Heavy Metal Hunter and Heavy Metal Hunting ! A killer artwork from El Atolinga from GOATSKULL !
Listen on Bandcamp :  https://forgottenwisdomprod.bandcamp.com/album/split-cd
Out now :
GUERRA TOTAL/METALUCIFER split CD
BELENOS (France) "Spicilège" 12"LP
GHAST (Uk) "Terrible Cemetery" 12"LP
LUSTRATION (Australia) "Jesus Bethlemitus Maledictus" CD
Out next :
SABBAT/GOATSKULL (Japan/Mexico) split 7"EP
www.forgottenwisdomprod.com     https://www.facebook.com/pages/Forgotten-Wisdom-Productions/326075960743851
HELLSCHAWADRON – “STORMING OBLITERATION”    : Genre:  Thrash / Black Metal  : Hellschwadron is a new project featuring the members of Battle Dagorath (Avantgarde Music). A German / American assault of Old School War Thrash Metal, Hellshwadron emerges from the depths of ruin to strike a hammer blow with “Storming Obliteration”. This fierce & unrelenting debut album features 14 addictive anthems that combine the best elements of 80”s Thrash, Death, Black and Heavy Metal. Machine-gun Heavy Metal thrash hooks with great production, this raw blast of detonation smashes the front with a rocket barrage of pure old school heavy thrash riffing! All lyrics strictly dealing with World War I & World War II. Hellschwadron celebrates the rumbling in the skies, the hail of gunfire, and the distant roar of war that awaits. Hellschwadron is the sound of armored forces blown up over mines!
Line Up: 
B: War-Vocals & War-Lyrics
Z: War-Music & Sound
TRACKLIST 
1.Doomed to Encirclement
2. This Is War
3. Killed, Wounded and Missing
4. Horizon of Destruction    
5. Fury of the Enemy
6. Incendiary Bombs of Ruin    
7. Will Die Before We Surrender     
8. We Hold This Bridgehead    
9. Within These Trenches   
10. Storming Obliteration    
11. Attack upon Command
12. Into Hellfire     
13. Infiltration
14. Final Devastation 
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Greek legion NOX FORMULAE will release its debut album, THE HIDDEN PATHS TO BLACK ECSTASY, September 16 via Dark Descent Records.  NOX FORMULAE is an emanation of the well of N.O.X, the darkest aspect of the Draconian /Typhonian Principle which applies to the mystical Black Magical Formula of XONOX. NOX FORMULAE stands as the outer part of an esoteric clan - a Red Black sect driven by Luciferian fanaticism, mission of whom is to establish the Ruler of Atlantis in the human subconscious. By enthroning the Dragon, the gates for those emerging from the Shadow of O.D. will open widely to this world.
The Hidden Paths to Black Ecstasy is a true sonic grimoire (and should be treated as an actual book of Dark Magic) which ,for the first time in music and literature, reveals secrets of the Shadow Chiefs - the Shadow Allies: Βeings who reside in the Death Plane ruled by the Black Dragon. A plane illuminated by the rays of the shining, all seeing Eye of Drakon.
Dark Descent Records has launched the premiere of album track "Hidden Clan NXN - Part A: Eleven Rays of Sorat; Part B: Black Magic Assault." Stream this two-part ritual at
darkdescentrecords.bandcamp.com/album/the-hidden-paths-to-black-ecstasy
Through exploration of the unfiltered subconscious, we can find and contact those extra-dimensional Entities in order to receive the Wisdom for the existence of Man as well as Dark Magical Intuition and Inspiration in a form of parapsychic powers. By entering their realms or by evoking them to our world we deal with utmost, nightmarish Darkness. But there in, we will find the lost crown of Lucifer and the hidden gems of forbidden black Gnosis.
This offering of ritualistic black metal will be available on CD/LP/Digital formats.
www.facebook.com/NoxFormulae   www.darkdescentrecords.com     www.facebook.com/DarkDescentRecords 
Polish death/grind band F.A.M. have returned! The band have teamed up with the highly esteemed blog Transcending Obscurity to reveal their new track "Let's Share A Cigarette", a two-minute blast from their forthcoming album HUMAN CARGO, which will be released on Deformeathing Productions on September 3rd 2016.
The site commented that the track "is reminiscent of the type of bottom heavy attack Napalm Death has been utilizing for the last decade or so, but there are some well-timed breaks where the instrumentals slow things down into chugging brutal death metal territory."
Listen to "Let's Share A Cigarette" at this location:  
http://tometal.com/song-premiere-polish-deathgrind-band-f-a-m/
Pre-order Human Cargo here: 
https://deformeathingproduction.bandcamp.com/album/fam-human-cargo-dp-019cd
F.A.M. (Furor Arma Minsitrat)  was founded by ex-DISSENTER members Mlody and Stoker in 2005. The first recorded material called "Panzergrind", was recorded in 2006 and then in 2007 "Bullet(in)", the band's debut record  was released. Since the release of the debut album, the band has made several line-up changes and performed with bands such as Napalm Death, Disfear, Hail of Bullets, Sinister and Squash Bowels.
Line-up:
Zajcew – Vox
Nelek – gitar
Maciek – bass
Darek Młody - drums
https://www.facebook.com/FAMdeathgrind
TORRID HUSK AND END ANNOUNCE NEW FULL-LENGTH SPLIT : West Virginia’s Torrid Husk and Athens’ End have teamed up for a transatlantic behemoth of a split; named Swallow Matewan, it will be devouring listeners whole come September. The record will land on September 23rd on Grimoire Records, with Arcane Angels and Underground Soundscapes releasing it on vinyl and cassette in Europe.
The split has been in the making for a couple of years, both bands admiring the other’s distinctive contribution to black metal. They are an excellent pairing, sharing a vision for their art but each holding a strong individual identity.
Torrid Husk's wild, densely layered style evokes the forested mountains that they come from; the combination of extreme tempos, vicious death metal drumming and intricate guitars painting a harsh landscape. This is their first recording with a second guitarist - new member Miles Craft - whose presence brings striking intricacy to the guitar lines. Blending atmospheric black metal with the pummeling intensity of technical death metal, Torrid Husk's side will appeal to fans of Abyssal, Krallice and Anicon.
On side B, End crafts a uniquely Hellenic blend of atmospheric black metal infused with Nordic influences, at times reminiscent of Celtic Frost and Carpathian Forest. Their veteran line-up includes members of Nechochwen, Dephosphorous and Ravencult. In a nod to the old gods of extreme metal, their side closes with a unique interpretation of the 1983 Amebix song 'Winter'.
Comprising of three weighty tracks from each band, Swallow Matewan is a deep experience. The churning seas on the album cover evoke the shared turbulence that each band brings to their style; riffs tumble and tear at each other over relentless and intricate drumming, and vocals from both are harsh and sharp as an ocean gale. Both bands understand the importance of the eye of the storm, however; delicate moments of respite punctuate both sides of the split, allowing just enough time for the next bout of brutality to hit just as hard as the last.
Released by Torrid Husk’s long time label Grimoire Records, the split has a clearness enabled by their excellent in-house mastering. It is Grimoire’s first release, however, that wasn’t entirely recorded and produced in-house: while Torrid Husk and Grimoire label head Noel Mueller returned to the same secluded cabin in which they recorded 2014’s Caesious, End recorded their side at home in Greece. This displacement of setting only serves to highlight the two bands’ affinity, as the two sides flow together impeccably in spite of it.
To get a chance to see Torrid Husk in the flesh, they’ll be performing at this year’s second edition of Shadow Woods Metal Fest in White Hall, Maryland (Sept 15-18, 2016)
TORRID HUSK is:
Jon - Bass, synth
Miles - Guitar, synth
Tyler - Guitar, synth, vocals
Tony - Drums.
END is:
Aaron Carey - Vocals
Draenzarth - Guitars, Bass, Synths,Vocals
Maelstrom - Drums
Side A of “Swallow Matewan” was engineered, mixed and mastered by Noel Mueller in the fall of 2015. Side B was mixed at Moth Studio (GR) and mastered by Noel Mueller in the spring of 2016. Vocals recorded by Andrew D' Cagna at Sacred Sound Studio (OH).  All music & lyrics on Side B by Draenzarth. Additional Guitar on Virga and synth on Existential Litany by Ayloss. © 2016 Grimoire Records. Art by Sergio Padovani.
CRYFEMAL – “ INCREIBLES TORMENTOS  :  Genre - Black Metal  : Cryfemal is Ebola. For 20 years Spain’s Cryfemal has tormented the underground with his masterful brand of raw & bone-chilling hypnotic cult black metal. Cryfemal ushers in a musical nightmare of ghastly & haunting morbid decay from the crypts of hell. Cryfemal is the master of Necro Funebre Astral Black Metal. This Mercenary Musik / Symbolic Art Productions special re-release of Cryfemal’s 5th studio full-length comes on the heals of his recent signing to legendary French Metal label “Osmose Productions” and coincides with his recent performance at America’s premiere Metal Festival “Maryland Deathfest.”  See you at the graveyard!
Line Up: 
Ebola – All Instruments, Vocals
TRACKLIST 
1.Delirio Funerario
2. Orgasmos de Molestacion
3. Pudricion de Enemigos
4. Horrible & Violenta Demolicion
5. Negro Metal
6. Viaje a Las Estrellas
7. El Camino
8. Alucinacion
9. Barranco de Badajoz
10. Manifesto de Espiritus 
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HARM - "THE EVIL"  Genre:  Death Metal : The long awaited new HARM album is finaly out now, ultra heavy mid-thempo Death Metal anywhere between Celtic Frost, Master and a few old swedish ones.
Straight oldschool like expected.
Harm was founded in october 2009 by Solvernus (Ex-Nebiros/Ex-Vulgar Degenerate), Stefan (Ex-Muerte/Ex-Gorerilla/Violation Domain),  Fabian (Ex-Muerte/Ex-Gorerilla) and Barkley (Ex-Morvan/Ex-Gorerilla/Ex-Violation Domain). 5 months later, the first promo was recorded at "Knicki Knacki Studios" with 8 kickass oldschool death-metal songs. After that, Harm played some gigs in their hometown Berlin, Germany. In september 2011 Harm signed at "FDA Rekotz".  My Chainsaw not!!! Due to personal reasons the former members Stefan (guitar) and Fabian (bass) left the band. Replacement was found in Moloch (guitar) and Felix (bass). In october 2013 "FDA Rekotz" released Harm's first full length Album "Cadaver Christi", which was assumed with positive feedback.
TRACKLIST 
01-Vlad the Impaler
02-Knife Penetration
03-The Evil
04-Undead World Crusade
05-City of the Dead
06-God Forgives - My Chainsaw Not
07-Gutted like a Dear
08-Dead Body Love
09-First Blood 1918
10-Panzer Apocalypse
Line Up: 
Solvernus - Drums   
Blitzkrieg Barkley - Vocals
Moloch - Guitars   
Felix – Bass
FACEBOOK   LABEL    BANDCAMP
DEPRIVE (Spain) - 'TEMPLE OF THE LOST WISDOM'   : Genre - Old School Death Metal  :  For fans of - Amorphis, Hypocrisy, Paradise Lost, Gorement :
'TEMPLE OF THE LOST WISDOM' is the latest output by DEPRIVE, recreating the early '90s melancholy in death metal akin to early Paradise Lost, Amorphis, Hypocrisy, My Dying Bride, Morbid Angel, Convulse, Cemetery and first Darkthrone. Dank and thick, the texture of the music is just sublime; it allows for the festering of your negative emotions while allowing for enough fire for action to take place. The death metal music cradles the melancholic bits to perfection. It is rare for emotive value to exist in death metal that's not completely of melodic nature, and Deprive show great depth and stirring quality. Released again on Memento Mori (Spain), this is rich, organic death metal music that is at once memorable and stimulating. 
Track list: 
1. Other Earth
2. A Mournful Prophecy
3. Vortex of Repulsion
4. Doomed Tears of Humanity
5. Hyperborean Serenades - The Elder Race Mystery
6. Gospel of the Black Sun
7. Temple of the Lost Wisdom
8. Fall of Atlantis
9. A Desperate Praise
10. Incarnation of the Macabre
Line up: 
Erun Dagoth - All instruments / Vocals
Memento Mori Label Official Site
Memento Mori Label Facebook
Deprive Facebook

Many thanks!
  Kunal Choksi  Owner/Label head/Artist Transcending Obscurity - webzine, record label and PR company   
www.tometal.com    www.facebook.com/transcendingobscurity
UNGOD - "BEWITCHED BY SINS AND LUST" Genre:  Black Metal : Ungod is active since 1992, in 2016 they will release a new full length album with nine tracks of fast and raw Black Metal. Ungod will play their 1st show ever in Houston/Texas/USA in July. A first show in germany will follow in Dresden and Oberhausen.
TRACKLIST 
01.Inner sight
02. Of light and darkness
03. Possessed in trance
04. Of flesh, blood and brimstone
05. Bewitched by sind and lust
06. Path of the apocalyptic
07. Dust on the cross
08. When darkness dims the sky above
09. Blessed by the whore
Line Up: 
Sulphur Irae - Bass
Baal - Vocals
Condemptor - Drums
Cryptic Tormentor – Guitars
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MUSICIAN BEHIND NORDJEVEL, SVARTELDER & DOEDSVANGR LAUNCHES ENEPSIGOS & SIGNS WITH DRAKKAR PRODUCTIONS : Nobody knows who the Norwegian vocalist behind some of the most talked about new Black and Extreme Metal bands to emerge over the last year is, but one thing is sure, he has an uncanny knack of being able to bring together talented musicians from well known, established bands, and give them the impetus to  create new projects. Projects that have allowed the individual musicians to bring their experience and different disciplines together to form bands that, whilst helmed by the same individual, are totally different one from the other.  Furthermore, in a saturated market, they are bands that  get snapped up by labels in very short order. 
With NORDJEVEL and SVARTELDER having already released critically acclaimed albums on Osmose Productions and Dusktone respectively, and with DOEDSVANGR currently considering various recording offers, ENEPSIGOS,  the latest project of this shadowy individual,  has attracted interest from labels purely on the strength of two raw demo tracks, and the band has just agreed a deal with the French label Drakkar Productions for the release of their debut album.
Having eschewed his stage name of Doedsadmiral, in favour of V.I.T.H.R, for his work with ENEPSIGOS, the mysterious vocalist has called upon the talents of fellow countryman and former SARKOM guitarist Straff and Italian drummer Thorns known for his work with BLUT AUS NORD, DEATHROW, FIDES INVERSA, FROSTMOON ECLISPE and DARVAZA, to name but a few.  Together they have created a band that is dark and brutal, and whose roots in the traditions of early Black Metal are unmistakable. 
Because it's easy to talk about what a band is going to sound  like, but in reality it's impossible for fans to form any kind of idea about a band without actually hearing any music, ENEPSIGOS have uploaded a ROUGH STUDIO MIX of the title track from their upcoming album "Plague of Plagues" and it can be heard at
https://soundcloud.com/enepsigos-official/plague-of-plagues
More information can be found on  https://www.facebook.com/EnepsigosOfficial/    http://www.drakkar666.com
Hello! Dead Center prods proudly present new Digital release: POSSESSED "SEVEN BURNING CHURCHES" tribute album, out today in Digital format! Exclusive premiere on German Legacy magazin here -http://legacy.de/exklusives/item/33912-exklusiver-albumstream-seven-churches-a-tribute-to-possessed.
Digital version available here - 
https://deadcenterprods.bandcamp.com/album/seven-burning-churches-a-tribute-to-possessed.
CD version released by More Hate prods, with any questions regarding physical copies contact here - https://www.facebook.com/frodmortell, please do not write us regarding CD version.
Official PR by Grand Sounds Promotion -
www.grandsounds.net / www.deadcenter666.com/label.
Tribute album track-list:
1. PYRE - The Exorcist
2. DECEASE - Pentagram
3. VIOLENTOR - Burning in Hell
4. BESTIALITY - Evil Warriors
5. HELL PATROL - Seven Churches
6. SEPTORY - Satan's Curse
7. TERROR STRIKER - Holy Hell
8. SICHGART - Twisted Minds
9. GROND - Fallen Angel
10. CASTRUM - Death Metal
11. REGRESSIVE - Swing of the Axe
You are about to whiteness the birth of one of the greatest extreme metal records of 2016. San Francisco Bay Area darkness-obsessed DIY indie label Sentient Ruin Laboratories is extremely proud and honored to announce the release of MY BONES HOLD A STILLNESS, the colossal debut album by mysterious blackened death-doom behemoths VRTRA.
Formed in Sacramento CA and with its unnamed members now spread between Sacramento and San Francisco, mysterious and recluse blackened death-doom titans VRTRA forge colossal songs of unimaginable darkness and of suffocating intensity. Their hell-spawned music is a nightmarish and horrific kaleidoscope of sound that seamlessly brings together the brooding wretchedness of black metal bands like Deathspell Omega, Dragged Into Sunlight, and Blut Aus Nord, the cavernous and heathen below of the blackest and most abstract death metal as seen in behemoths like Dead Congregation and Diocletian, and the abysmal moods of atmospheric doom and black metal that come straight from the teachings of bands like Neurosis, Disembowelment, Winter, Unearthly Trance, and Altar of Plagues. The end result comes to life in the form of massive and swirling compositions of levitating dark matter that devour the listener in a firestorm of boundless and foreboding sonic magnificence.
Comprised of three colossal movements of oozing negativity for a total of over thirty minutes of completely abhorrent blackened death-doom chaos, VRTRA have crated an opera of abysmal imagination and of fathomless destructiveness that will delight the fine palates of all fans of bands like Dragged Into Sunlight, Primitive Man, Ulcerate, Altar of Plagues, Diocletian, Portal, Abyssal, Inverloch, Old Man Gloom and Lord Mantis. 
CVLT Nation is now streaming the first track taken from the release, the unbelievably colossal and wretched "The Cold Suffocating Dark Goes On Forver", calling VRTRA's music "one of the strongest debuts of 2016" and "ULTRA INTENSE".
My Bones Hold a Stillness was recorded at Earthtone Studios in Sacramento, CA by Pat Hills, mixed at Earhammer Studios in Oakland, CA by Greg Wilkinson, mastered at Audiosiege in Portland, OR by Brad Boatright, and features beautiful artwork layout crafted for the band by
View From The Coffin. The album will be released by Sentient Ruin on September 2 2016 as digital product + limited edition cassette tape and can now be pre-ordered on our Store or on our Bandcamp.
Track list
01. Perpetually Hag Ridden
02. The Cold Suffocating Dark Goes On Forever
03. My Bones Hold a Stillness
Please contact Sentient Ruin at hate@sentientruin.com for any press and or ordering inquiries.
As per usual we are seeking all types of coverage: reviews, interviews with the band, track streams, features, and or any other content you would like to work on with us to help us promote this band and their release and spread the word with the public.
T​hank you sincerely on behalf of us and the band for the attention given to this release, we deeply appreciate it! 
Kindest Regards, Sentient Ruin Laboratories Tapes & Maelstrom from the Depths. Oakland, California
  
Sentienruin.com
Old-school thrashers IRACONJI have unleashed "Forsaken Throne", a new track from their forthcoming album GLOBAL GENOCIDE at We Love Metal.  The song is an awesome combination of death and thrash metal with riffs reminiscent of Death and Carcass.
Stream "Forsaken Throne" here: 
https://www.welovemetal.com/newsite/wordpress/2016/08/04/exclusive-premiere-forsaken-throne-iraconji/
Global Genocide is set to be released on October 1st 2016.
Iraconji - named after the Irukandji jellyfish, the smallest and most venomous box jellyfish in the world. Since inception, Iraconji has felt a kinship with this creature. At the time, in an ocean of "core" and "scene" metal Iraconji felt like a small but deadly force mixing the brutality of death metal and the aggression of thrash metal.
Formed in August 2009 in Nashville TN by Matt Chadwell (guitar), Nathan Yarroll (bass), Tony Townsend (drums) and Jake Trotter (vocals). After just 13 shows with the original lineup Iraconji parted ways with their vocalist Jake. After months of auditions Iraconji found a replacement vocalist but the band dissolved in the studio in January 2011. 
Reformed in March 2012. The original members and new vocalist Hardy Hardison started rehearsing for shows, and by June 2012 were out playing live. In August 2012 Iraconji entered Twin Oaks Studio owned and operated by Jason Dietz in Murfreesboro TN to record the 3 song demo "Just A Taste". Iraconji would spend the next couple of years playing live, writing and honing their particular style of Death/Thrash. 
August 2015. Iraconji part ways with original drummer Tony Townsend. He would be replaced by Kyle Caldwell along with the addition of 2nd guitarist Drew Jones. 
February 2016 with the new lineup Iraconji enter Studio D with Dave Summers in Tullahoma TN to record their debut album "Global Genocide". 
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ORDO OBSIDIUM – “A CROOKED PATH TO DESOLATION”  After years of silence, the somber black doom metal troupe Ordo Obsidium return with their sophomore full-length A Crooked Path to Desolation. With the addition of a new drummer and vocalist, Crooked Path… presents a tortuous evolution to the band’s funereal black foundations by incorporating avant-garde and death metal influences.
Concise and dynamic, the result is a unique and complex melodic journey unlike anything else, vaguely recalling subtle hints of early Katatonia, Paradise Lost, Arghoslent and Ved Buens Ende. In this respect, A Crooked Path to Desolation casts a shadow over the mass of uninspired and derivative metal being spewed forth from the fading darkness of the underground.
Recorded by the late, great Jef Leppard (Kerasphorus, Vastum) and mixed and mastered by Salvador Raya (Asunder, Laudanum), the album features a lush and murky atmosphere complimented by the demented artwork of Maxime Taccardi. Ultimately, there can be no doubt that Ordo Obsidium have set themselves apart from all of the trends plaguing extreme music in these darkening days.
Recorded by Jef Leppard (Kerasphorus, Vastum), mixed by Salvador Raya (Asunder, Laudanum) and mastered by Arjan Peeks. Artwork courtesy of Maxime Taccardi (https://www.facebook.com/MaximeTaccardiArtworks)
Tracklist:
1. Ominous Clouds at the Deadland Approach 02:17
2. A Crooked Path to Desolation 04:16
3. Nightbird's Song 05:49
4. Dire Monument 05:10
5. The Warping Palace 04:51
6. Morose Delectation 04:17
7. Breath of Eternal Night 03:58
8. Doom Herald 07:26
Line-Up:
Incitatus - Guitars, Bass, Vox
Balan - Guitars, Bass, Keyboards, Vox
Sokol – Vocals
Otrebor - Battery
www.eisenton.de    www.facebook.com/eisenwaldofficial    www.youtube.com/eisenwaldofficial   www.soundcloud.com/eisenwald
VULVODYNIA (South Africa) - 'PSYCHOSADISTIC DESIGN'  : Genre - Brutal Death Metal : For fans of - Cattle Decapitation, Abnormality, Brodequin, Devourment  :  One of the biggest brutal death metal releases this year is the full length by South Africa's Vulvodynia on Lacerated Enemy Records. Titled 'Psychosadistic Design', it's everything you would expect from a top-of-the-line brutality-infused death metal album. Featuring guest appearances from members of the best bands in the genre like Waking the Cadaver, Cerebral Bore, Kraanium, Within Destruction, Acrania, Ingested and others, a new level of sickness has been breached here. Extremely corpulent, the music is thriving on sickness, and the whole album pulsates like a goddamn the motherf*cker. As expected from this label, the packaging is impeccable and all steps have been taken to ensure that this causes waves in the underground. 
Track list: 
1. Psychosadistic Design 
2. Drowned In Vomit 
3. King Emesis [Feat. Alex Terrible of Slaughter To Prevail]
4. Castration Mutilation [Feat.Som Pluijmers of ex-Cerebral Bore, Chance To Die]
5. Flesh Tailor
6. Unparalleled Insubordination [Feat. Don Campan of Waking The Cadaver] 
7. Grotesque Schizophrenia[Feat.Martin Funderud of Kraanium] 
8. Lord Of Plagues 
9. Depraved Paraphilia [Feat. Adam Warren of Oceano & Chrissy Jones of ClawHammer]
10. Forced Fecal Ingestion 
11. Umthakathi [Feat. Chris Butterworth of Crepitation] 
12. Bestial Insemination 
13. Wall of Corpses 
14. BONUS track Triple O.G. Slamdown [Feat. Luke Griffin of Human Error, Acrania & Jason Evans of Ingested] 
Line up: 
Duncan Bentley - Vox and Lyrics 
Luke Haarhoff - Guitars 
Byron Dunwoody - Guitars, Producing, Mixing and Mastering, Bass and Drum Programming  
Lacerated Enemy Records Bandcamp
Lacerated Enemy Records Facebook
Vulvodynia Facebook

Many thanks!
  Kunal Choksi  Owner/Label head/Artist Transcending Obscurity - webzine, record label and PR company  
www.tometal.com   www.facebook.com/transcendingobscurity
DEAD END -  “REBORN FROM THE ANCIENT GRAVE”   DEAD END was formed in 1988 and released 2 demos and an ep in the early 90’s. Dead End became rather popular in the Dutch Underground scene and played many gigs with Gorefest, Pestilence, Pentacle, Phlebotomized and such. 
Vic records released a compilation CD by Dead End named ‘For Ever is Not Eternal during 2015 and the re-issue got many positive reactions.  By the end of 2014 Dead End reformed. With some new members and main composer and bassplayer Alwin the band recorded 10 brand new tracks during Spring 2016. Again old school doom death metal. For fans of early Anathema, Paradise Lost and My Dying Bride.
http://www.vicrecords.com/
ORDO OMEGAE ABSOLUTAE - "COMPENDIUM ORDINIS"  :  Genre :  Black Metal / Dark Ambient : The Ordo Omegae Absolutae breathes the utmost and uncompromising negativity of its members, a vision propagated through different forms of black metal and dark ambient.
Until now the O.O.A.-entity has revealed 5 faces, each of which showing a different ambience, concept and musical style: Morkenatten, De Vermis Mysteriis, Sepulchrum, Odibilis Signatus and Necrosophia.
We, its members, seek to dig deeper within the obscurity that inspires us and hail the knowledge that lies therein.
“Lauda Obscuritas et Adora Lumen Verum!”
BANDS:
Morkenatten - °2012
The oldest project of the O.O.A. depicts the gloomy, profoundly misanthropic vision of its inspirer, M.K.S. Morkenatten shows a varied spectrum of ambiences and moods: from sheer aggression to intricate melancholy, achieved through both black metal and dark ambient.
“Superficial development, as the contribution of what remains unknown ...” - Excerpt of “Mourning Fixation”.
Line-up:
•    M.K.S.: vocals, lyrics, guitars (rhythm), keys
•    E.: guitars (lead)
•    A.: bass
•    V.H.: drums
De Vermis Mysteriis - °2012
D.V.M. was inspired by the writings of H.P. Lovecraft, whilst incorporating the abstract interpretations of the O.O.A. Both musically and conceptually, D.V.M. aims at bringing forth the feeling of ‘cosmic horror’: the primordial fear itself. Rather than just exploring the ways of the subaquatic elders, D.V.M. greets the fact that in the universe, mankind is very insignificant and small indeed …
“The process of delving into the black abyss is to me the keenest form of fascination.” H. P. Lovecraft
Line-up:
•    M.K.S.: vocals, lyrics, bass, keys
•    E.: guitars (rhythm & clean), lyrics
•    A.: guitars (lead)
•    V.H.: drums
Sepulchrum - °2013
Sepulchrum is the O.O.A.’s audial vessel of death, philosophically contemplating astral projection and deep meditation to achieve a deeper understanding of anti-cosmic Satanism.
“Revelling into nothingness,
A retreat into naught …
Severed from the flesh,
As the spirit wanders
In eternal death ….”
Excerpt of Astral Portal Pt. I.
Line-up:
•    M.K.S.: guitars (lead)
•    E.: guitars (rhythm), vocals, lyrics
•    A.: bass
•    V.H.: drums
Odibilis Signatus - °2013
The main vision behind Odibilis Signatus is an aggressive and direct form of nihilism. It is straight-forward, relentless, but also has a touch of melancholy and a certain epic to it all: not unlike the music. O.S. stands for morbid, rotten glory. It is a memento mori, but in a far more resentful way.
“Vanitas Vanitatum et Omnia Vanitas!”
Line-up:
•    M.K.S.: vocals, lyrics, guitars (lead)
•    E.: guitars (rhythm & clean), lyrics
•    A.: bass
•    V.H.: drums
Necrosophia - °2014
Necrosophia is the pure embodiment of ritual chaos: each recording until now has been improvised entirely. The overall ambience during the recording sessions is one of insanity and intoxication as everything is permitted. Necrosophia is therefore deliberately primitive and not meant to be flawless in any way: it is as much noise as it is black metal.
“A rebirth in the sterile waters of Death. in the boundless light of a scarlet moon ...”
Line-up:
•    M.K.S.: guitars, bass, vocals, lyrics
•    E.: guitars, bass, vocals, lyrics
•    V.H.: guitars, drums, vocals, lyrics
Recorded late 2015 and early 2016, except “Necrosophic Rituals” during Autumn 2014. Mixed and mastered by A. with advice of E. and M.K.S.
TRACKLIST 
1.Odibilis Signatus – Nihilistic Reveries
2. Odibilis Signatus – A Stain Upon The Shroud Of Eternity
3. Morkenatten – Mourning Fixation
4. Morkenatten – Secrets Within The Natural Facade
5. De Vermis Mysteriis – Tentacles From Out Of The Ooze
6. De Vermis Mysteriis – From The Loss Of Identity
7. Sepulchrum – Astral Portal Pt. I
8. Sepulchrum – Astral Portal Pt. II
9. Necrosophia – Necrosophic Rituals Pt. I
10. Necrosophia – Necrosophic Rituals Pt. II
(EchO) (Italy) - 'HEAD FIRST INTO SHADOWS'  : Genre - Atmospheric Doom/Black/Death Metal : Similar to the outstanding The Morningside release on BadMoodMan Music (subsidiary of Solitude Productions), (EchO) from Italy evoke deep emotions yet again with their stylistic take on death, doom and black metal. Merging all these styles and lacing it with graceful melodies, (EchO) are creating something special. Imagine a mix of Kauan, Paradise Lost and indeed, The Morningside, their latest full length is a beautiful exploration of music that can reach out and touch your soul. Featuring guest appearances of members of Ahab and Callisto, the album is unpredictable from start to finish but as phases in life, they're continuous and segue into one enriching experience - be it depressing or uplifting. 'Head First Into Shadows' is an album worthy of introspection, as there are so many facets to each song, with so many influences and elements incorporated to form a seamless song, which on paper is near impossible. And yet (EchO) create something marvellous, something that's rich with ideas but not confused with them all. Experience this gem of a band and how effortlessly they've created something that defies simple categorization.
Album Line-up: 
Fabio Urietti - Vocals 
Mauro Ragnoli - Guitar
Simone Saccheri - Guitar
Simone Mutolo - Piano & Keyboards
Agostino Bellini - Bass
Paolo Copeta - Drums
Track list: 
1. Blood And Skin 
2. This Place We Used To Call Home 
3. Beneath This Lake 
4. Gone 
5. A New Maze 
6. Order Of The Nightshade 
(EchO) Official Bandcamp (FULL STREAM)
Official (EchO) YouTube FULL STREAM
Solitude Productions/BadMoodMan Official Site
Solitude Productions/BadMoodMan Facebook
(EchO) Official Facebook

Thanks! 
  Kunal Choksi   Owner/Label head/Artist   Transcending Obscurity - webzine, record label and PR company   
www.tometal.com   www.facebook.com/transcendingobscurity
Hello everyone,  Great news today! DARKENHÖLD vinyls are now available on Les Acteurs de l'ombre Productions' store.  For the fist time, get the Darkenhöld's complete discography in handnumbered LPs :   "A PASSAGE TO THE TOWERS", "ECHOES FROM THE STONE KEEPER" & "CASTELLUM" . Be quick, it's a limited edition (only 200 copies).
To help us spread the word you can participate to  new facebook contest.  It's on line  HERE .  You can win the LP of your choice. Good luck!  
WILDERNESSKING split LP  full streaming is online on BLACK METAL PROMOTION YouTube channel. Please spread the word !  This LP includes both the "...AND THE NIGHT SWEPT US AWAY" & "THE DEVIL WITHIN"EP. It also features a brand new song," Decay" & a live studio version of "And the Night Swept Us Away". This limited edition (300 copies) included two silkscreens.
Les acteursde l'ombre sampler 2016
It features 12 tracks from bands such as : Wildernessking, The Great Old Ones, Darkenhöld, Lifestream, Mare Cognitum, Way to End, Spectrale, I HEIR I, In Cauda Venenum, Pénitence Onirique & Barús.
You can get the sampler on all our stands on festivals and for free with every order on our shop. The CD includes a 20% off coupon for you next orders.
It will also be distributed by all our partners (press, stores, ...). A digital version is available on our BandCamp, and it's a Name Your Price !
PEST PRODUCTIONS distribution
PEST PRODUCTIONS is an excellent Chinese label, but it's not always easy to get its albums. To celebrate its 10 years of existence, PEST PRODUCTIONS chose us to distribute a selection of its albums.
https://www.facebook.com/LADLOproductions
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# Nur noch ganz wenige Exemplare der aktuellen FU Ausgabe No .46 vorhanden .Also haltet euch ran ,wenn ihr euch noch so'n Teil unserer "Klolektüre" sichern wollt !
# Die ersten aktuellen Reviews online !
# Weitere 30 neue Reviews im Archiv online !
# Aktuelle Konzert - / Festivaltips online !
# ROCK UNTER DEN EICHEN war absolut geil . Einer der absoluten Tips in Sachen Festivalgeschehen . Jetzt schon mal vormerken : 21. Juli 2017 – 23. Juli 2017  Bertingen mit KRISIUM / MANOS /DESERTED FEAR /HARMONY DIES / MOTÖRMENT /FIRST AID / SABIENDAS…..
SWAMPCULT (Netherlands) - 'THE FESTIVAL'  : Genre - 'Lovecraftian Metal'  :  Dutch band Swampcult aren't just inspired by H.P. Lovecraft, they've based an album entirely on his highly acclaimed story 'The Festival'. Mixing black metal, doom metal, and death metal, they've formed a new style that defies easy categorization - to call it 'Lovecraftian metal' is perhaps the best way to describe the intriguing music. Each song is divided into chapters tracing the original 'The Festival' story, bringing it to life. The sounds of dread were never before so easily captured in this genre. The very vibe of H.P. Lovecraft's story has been recreated using a mixture of various extreme sounds; from the strange murmurings in the village to the toll of bells, it's all encapsulated perfectly in one album. To give it visual appeal, a special 'story card' is created for each chapter, each having its own artwork and writings, which is given out free with the purchase of any physical product. Swampcult, in addition to devoting an album entirely to H.P. Lovecraft's 'The Festival' story, have written excellent, contemporary music that's seamless, laden with surprises, and consistent. If there could be a genuine soundtrack for H.P. Lovecraft's story, this is it. 'The Festival' is meant to be heard from start to finish, with at least the lyrics sheet in hand if not the book itself, and is recommended to all those who're into things horror and extreme.
'The Festival' Track list: 
1. Chapter I - The Village 06:01
2. Chapter II - The Old Man 02:55
3. Chapter III - Al-Azif Necronomicon 03:54
4. Chapter IV - Procession 05:28
5. Chapter V - The Rite 08:23
6. Chapter VI - The Flight 02:21
7. Chapter VII - The Dawning 06:09
8. Chapter VIII - The Madness 03:11
9. IX - Epilogue - Betwixt Dream and Insanity 02:49
Line up: 
D - All strings and narration
A - Percussion, vocals and narration
Transcending Obscurity (International) Bandcamp (Pre-orders are ON!)
Transcending Obscurity Official Site
Swampcult Facebook
Transcending Obscurity Facebook

Special online link to H.P. Lovecraft's short story 'The Festival'

Thanks, Kunal Choksi Owner/Label head/Artist
  Transcending Obscurity - webzine, record label and PR company 
www.tometal.com   www.facebook.com/transcendingobscurity
Werte Extrem-Metaller! Die famosen MASTIC SCUM posten mit ´The Vortex Within´ einen weiteren Track von ihrer fetten neuen DVD "RAGE (LIVE & RARE)":  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=APdOYRLDwbw
New DVD "RAGE" (Live & Rare) is out now! Recorded live at Szene – Vienna (Austria), mixed & mastered by Mike Kronstorfer (Metalforge Studio).
Get the DVD at Amazon here:  http://amzn.to/1SDMZIM
DVD Content:
+ Full Live-Show
+ Band-Interview
+ Extra-Footage from 5 Festivals
+ 9 Official Videoclips
+ Photo-Gallery 1993-2015
+ Complete Discography
+ Bonus Video-Footage
More than 175 minutes!
The DVD includes 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 history of the band! Recorded live at Szene - Vienna (Austria), mixed & mastered by Mike Kronstorfer (Metalforge Studio), Artwork by Lukas Lancko (IsisDesignStudio).
Full DVD Details:
+ FULL LIVE SHOW
- Intro
- My Minds Mine
- The Will To Kill
- Controlled Collapse
- Dehumanized
- Cause & Effect
- Regression
- One-Track Minded
- The Vortex Within
- Ashes To Dust
- Construcdead
- The Consciousness in a State of Mind
- Overdose
- Outro
+ BAND INTERVIEW
+ EXTRA LIVE-FOOTAGE
- Kaltenbach Open Air 2014 (Austria)
- Bucharest - Fabrica 2010 (Romania)
- Donauinselfest Vienna 2006 (Austria)
- Obscene Extreme Festival 2003 (Czech Rep.)
- Fuck The Commerce 2000 (Germany)
+ OFFICIAL VIDEOCLIPS
- Controlled Collapse
- Dehumanized
- Cause & Effect
- Construcdead
- The Consciousness In A State Of Mind
- My Minds Mine
- Face 2 Face
- Filthkick
- The Human Scum
+ PHOTO GALLERY 1993-2015
+ COMPLETE DISCOGRAPHY
+ BONUS VIDEO-FOOTAGE
- Making of Video "Controlled Collape"
- Recording of Album "CTRL"
- Austrian Music Award 2010
- Making of Video "Construcdead"
- Funeral Nation Tour 2010
- Interview from Vienna 2009
- Recording of Album "DUST"
- Making of Video "My Minds Mine"
- Recording of Album "MIND"
- Rehearsal Vienna 2005
www.masticscum.com    www.facebook.com/masticscum
Gordeon Music  Zelterstraße 8  10439 Berlin     info@gordeonmusic.de
Mit '...TWO FOR ETERNITY' veröffentlicht NOIZGATE Records am 30.09.2016 (VÖ) das Debütalbum von THE LEGION:GHOST. Das Quintett aus dem Raum Aachen / Köln besteht erst seit Anfang 2015 und behauptet sich an der Seite von Größen wie Misery Index, Hatesphere oder The Charm, The Fury längst selbstbewusst als neue Macht in Metal-Ring! Aber die Jungs sorgen nicht nur mit einer täglich wachsenden Schar eingeschworener Fans, die ihrer Legion die Treue halten, deutschlandweit für Aufsehen in der Szene. Denn THE LEGION:GHOST, das ist ein Gesamtkonzept: Die Emergenz aus einem Sound mit dem Druck einer heranstürmenden Kompanie, erzählten Geschichten, Visuellem und der untrennbaren Einheit von Band und Fans. Ein homogenes Ganzes und Metal straight from the heart!
In 13 Tracks beweisen die Rheinländer auf '...TWO FOR ETERNITY' eindrucksvoll, was es bedeutet, im zweiten Jahrzehnt des 21. Jahrhunderts zeitgemäßen Metal zu produzieren: Komplexe Arrangements, mächtige Riffs,
kraftvoll groovende Drums und bittersüße Melodien treffen auf irre Blasts, Staccato-Gitarren und Texte zwischen Gesellschaftskritik und zutiefst Persönlichem. Brutal, massiv, heavy, ohne Kompromisse, ohne Gnade und doch voller Intensität und ehrlichem Gefühl. Der druckvolle Sound der Produktion geht übrigens auf das Konto von CALIBAN-Gitarrist Marc Görtz, der das Album gemischt hat. Moderner, tighter Metal at its best!
Und falls Ihr Lust habt, Euch persönlich von den Live-Qualitäten der Jungs zu überzeugen, hier schon mal die nächsten Gig-Termine:
01.08.2016 - Köln, MTC /w Misery Index & Resistance
17.09.2016 - Düren, KOMM /w Start A Revolution & Lavatch ('...TWO FOR ETERNITY' Record Release Show)
30.09.2016 - 01.10.2016 - Reutlingen, Kulturschock Zelle e.V. (Zelle goes Metal Festival)
http://thelegionghost.com/
NOIZGATE Records  Ein Label der NUVINCI GmbH  Sudbrackstraße 17   33611 Bielefeld  http://www.noizgate.net/
DECEMBRE NOIR – Track-by-Track Teil 2 online!  DECEMBRE NOIR aus Thüringen werden am 12.08.2016 ihr neues und heiß erwartetes Death/Doom Album „FORSAKEN EARTH“ über FDA Rekotz / Soulfood veröffentlichen.
Das Album wurde erneut in den Chameleon Studios in Hamburg und den Chemical Burn Studios in Bad Kösen vom Project Mayhem produziert, aufgenommen, gemischt und gemastert.
Ab heute könnt ihr euch den zweiten Teil des Track-by-Track zum Album anschauen und so interessante Einblicke in das Album bekommen:  https://youtu.be/JHbGNVdThug
„Forsaken Earth“ erscheint am 12.08.2016 als CD / Digipak / Digital über FDA Rekotz / Soulfood.
Der Vorverkauf läuft bereits über
 
WWW.FDA-REKOTZ.COM,  es wird limitierte Editionen und CD/Shirt Bundles geben. Seid schnell!
http://www.decembre-noir.de       https://www.facebook.com/DecembreNoir
Aus der Tradition der MORBIDEN FESTSPIELE hervorgegangen, fokussiert das Festival MORBVS MAXIMVS am 21. und 22. Oktober 2016 im Eastclub Bischofswerda ein zweites Mal unter diesem Namen derbes und morbides Klangmaterial. Angelehnt an früheren Schwerpunkten konzentriert sich das Ereignis auf die Verschmelzung von Konvention und Avant-garde, ohne dabei ein intellektuelles Jazz-Festival zu werden. Morbid bleibt die Marschrichtung, also wird das Programm keine Streicheleinheiten feilbieten, sondern provoziert Abwechslungsreichtum durch eine spannungsgeladene Mischung. Der eigentliche Leitfaden des Festivals ist es, sich vor spartenreinen Veranstaltungen zu hüten, und die Chance zu begreifen, offen denkenden Anhängern extremer Musik auch verschiedene Ansichten in einem Paket zu offerieren, ohne sich dabei in Wiederholungen zu erschöpfen.
Zusätzlich zum Geschehen auf der Bühne wird ein Rahmenprogramm verfolgt, das einen umfangreichen Metal-Markt beinhaltet, der jedem Besucher die Möglichkeit bietet, selbst ungeliebte genre-spezifische Artikel anzupreisen. Neben einem morbiden Kino in wirklich morbider Atmosphäre steigt nach Abgang der letzten Band sowohl am Freitag als auch am Samstag eine Aftershow – Klassiker nonstop vom Band (fürs Band), bis auch der Letzte umfällt. Und das soll noch nicht alles gewesen sein…
Um die Aufmerksamkeit auf dieses außergewöhnliche Event zu fokussieren, soll mit einer kleinen, exklusiven Showcase-Reihe mit vier Terminen im Vorfeld ein Vorgeschmack auf das zu erwartende Spektrum und Qualitätslevel des Festivals gegeben werden. Dabei  präsentieren sich eine Reihe von Bands, die bereits in der engeren Auswahl fürs Festivalprogramm standen, jedoch aus logistischen/terminlichen Gründen anders planen mussten. Und somit gibt es nun ab Juli 2016 an vier aufeinanderfolgenden Monaten jeweils ein thematisch in sich geschlossenes, musikalisch hochklassiges Showcase für die Liebhaber musikalischer Extreme. Folgende Termine sind vorzumerken:
# MORBUS MAXIMVS – Praelvdium II  10.08.2016 Dresden, Chemiefabrik
# MORBUS MAXIMVS – Praelvdium III  10.09.2016 Bischofswerda, Eastclub
# MORBUS MAXIMVS – Praelvdium IV 14.10.2016 Dresden, Chemiefabrik
Infos hierzu weiter unten folgend. Das Programm das Hauptereignisses hingegen liest sich wie folgt:
Das verkörperte Böse kriecht mit FISTULA zäh wie Lava aus den Boxen - zum ersten Mal auf Europatour werden die Amerikaner, mit dem eben veröffentlichten siebenten Album „Longing For Infection“ im Hintergrund, zusammen mit den Italienern von GRIME eine Ode an die Hässlichkeit intonieren. Abartigkeit, Hass und Verachtung sind genau das, was hier im Mittelpunkt steht. Rasant und vehement groovig hingegen packen es die exklusiv für diese Show importierten Russen KATALEPSY an, deren letztes Album „Gravenous Hour“ ein dermaßen nackenbrechender Knaller ist, dass für Brutal Death Metal-Freunde wahrlich kein Grund zum Trauern besteht. Passend dazu und erstmalig im Eastclub die vorzugsweise in Berlin beheimateten PIGHEAD, ein echter Tipp des Brutal-Untergrundes und im Herbst zudem mit neuer Platte am Start. Hollands HERDER, die die Festivalteilnahme letztes Jahr nicht realisieren konnten, versprechen, das in diesem Jahr wieder gutzumachen, und dafür einen von Hass und Wut getränkten Sludge zu versprühen, der gern an die Intensität des Hardcores gemahnt. Sphärisch düstere und verdichtete Dunkelheit mit deutlich hörbaren skandinavischen Wurzeln im Einklang mit USBM-Einflüssen bieten die gefeierten Kölner von ULTHA, die zusammen mit den Berlinern von SUN WORSHIP, deren neuestes Album „Pale Dawn“ allerorten heftig einschlägt, absurde Rituale für das Ausbleiben des Tageslichtes abhalten. Freakige Abgefahrenheit findet sich in Form der Schweizer von CONVULSIF im Programm wieder, deren Fahrwasser von den Landsleuten von MONNO bereits aufgewühlt wurde - klassische Rhythmusgruppe trifft auf Bassklarinette und verzerrte Violine und eint sich zu einem wahnsinnig machenden Kanon experimenteller Klangfassaden. Elektronisch experimentell gehen die polnischen Black Metaller von THAW vor, deren 2014er Album „Earth Ground“ ein Meilenstein ist und damit der Band den Ruf einbrachte, eine der interessantesten modernen Black Metal-Bands zu sein, was sich in Live-Auftritten auf europaweiten Festivals widerspiegelt. Rustikal Erfrischendes servieren die Tschechen von BRUTALLY DECEASED – eine hundertprozentige Hommage an den Sound des frühneunziger Schwedentodes. Ebenda und ein wenig früher verorten die eben den Untergrund aufwühlenden Leipziger von I I , was für INFERNAL INVOCATION steht, ihre Einflüsse und bilden damit ein schlagkräftiges Argument für rohen Black und Death Metal, der bisher leider nur auf der 2014er EP „Omnivorous Void“ zu hören ist. Die aus OMEGA MASSIF hervorgegangenen PHANTOM WINTER einen die Errungenschaften des seinerzeit instrumental walzenden Quartetts mit schwarzmetallischen Versatzstücken und verbalen Hassbrocken zu einer atmosphärisch morbiden Kulisse. Seit 26 Jahren unterwegs in der Szene sind die Hamburger YACØPSÆ noch lange kein altes Eisen, denn High Energy Punk Rock hat keine Verwendung für alte Knochen. Ihre in der Region seltenen Live-Auftritte sind glorreiche Ereignisse, die MG-Salven gleich alles und jeden gründlich zerfetzen.  http://morbus-maximus.de
MORBVS MAXIMVS – PRAELVDIVM II 10.08.2016  “ Chemiefabrik “Dresden :
YEAR OF NO LIGHT (FRA/ Post Metal)   http://yearofnolight.free.fr    https://www.facebook.com/yearofnolight
GHOST BATH (USA/ Depressive Black Metal)  https://www.facebook.com/blackghostbath
MONARCH! (FRA/ Doom/ Drone Metal)  https://www.facebook.com/pages/Monarch/121146434822
Ein Mittwoch der Extraklasse. Drei Kolosse treffen aufeinander, der Zusammenstoß erfolgt in Dresden. Als zweites von vier Praeludium-Konzerten für das MORBVS MAXIMVS bietet dieser Abend wahrlich Großes auf Klubebene. Wer hier nicht dabei ist, wird sich jahrelang ärgern müssen. Selbst wenn die großen Festivalbühnen jeglichen Bands ein Obdach bieten, so wird die Klubatmosphäre nicht zu übertreffen sein, eben wenn drei Kaliber wie diese die Chemiefabrik zu Dresden beehren. Unbedingter Tipp für diejenigen, die sich nicht im Festival-An- und Abreise-Stress befinden.
YEAR OF NO LIGHT aus Frankreich als Veteranen walzender Klangkulissen sind mit ihren Kollegen und Landsleuten von MONARCH! unterwegs: schwerster Doom, der in Drone-Gefilden wildert und Bombast auf zerstörerischstem Niveau feilbietet. Besonders YEAR OF NO LIGHT versprühen dabei eine kaum in Worte zu fassende Intensität, während MONARCH! abgrundtief bösartig an den Seelenzuständen der heilen Welt schleifen. Erstmalig in Europa unterwegs sind die Amerikaner GHOST BATH - die lange Zeit als chinesisches Mysterium gehandhabte Band lebt ihren Hang zur Emotionalität in den Weiten des Black Metals aus und erzeugt dabei Suchtpotenzial. Mit dem letztjährig veröffentlichten und als eines der Top-Scheiben 2015 klassifizierten Album „Moonlover“ mittlerweile erfolgreich unterwegs, betritt man nun endlich hiesige Bretter. Künftige Gelegenheiten, die Band im Rahmen einer solchen Klubgröße anzutreffen, werden wahrlich sehr rar werden.
 
http://www.east-club.de/morbid/praeludium/praeludium-2
MORBVS MAXIMVS – PRAELVDIVM III  10.09.2016   “ Eastclub “  Bischofswerda
SPASM (CZ/ Goregrind)  https://www.facebook.com/Spasmgrind
RECTAL SMEGMA (NL/ Goregrind)   http://www.rectalsmegma.com   https://www.facebook.com/rectalsmegmawestlandgoregrind
PROFANATION (D/ Brutal Death Metal/ Grindcore)   https://www.facebook.com/ProfanationDeathGrind
SAPROBIONTIC (D/ Brutal Death Metal)  http://saprobiontic.jimdo.com   https://www.facebook.com/Saprobiontic
(plus special guest)
 Ein Abend für all jene, die denken, „morbid“ stehe für mit Grunz und Röchel verschönertes Vollgas. Hier wird nicht diskutiert, sondern der Knaller der Nachsommer-Saison am Sendeplatz der einstigen MORBIDEN FESTSPIELE offenbart. Wer jetzt noch meckert und sich ziert, dass ihm die Marschrichtung des MORBVS MAXIMVS zu (. . .) ist, dem ist wahrlich nicht mehr zu helfen.
Die tschechischen Goregrinder von SPASM sind ein Garant für derbe Unterhaltung. Mit dem schönsten Borat-Dress als Krönung wird hier nicht an Klischees gespart, um rotzig penetrant das Material des jüngst auf Rotten Roll Rex veröffentlichten Albums „Pussy(De)Lux“ zu verblasen. Die Holländer RECTAL SMEGMA scheinen die Gourmets unter den Goregrindern. Derb agierend sind sie ein handfester Beweis für ausufernde Feierlichkeiten anlässlich der Kultivierung schlechter Manieren. Dass es um die Görlitzer von PROFANATION alles andere als ruhig geworden ist, wird dieser Gig deutlichst beweisen. Das Genre neu definiert wird hingegen nicht, aber das scheint auch niemandes Intention; vielmehr geht es darum, alles mit vollster Wucht umzunieten, die Abrissbirne zu schwingen und Flächenbrände zu legen, um anschließend mit Fug und Recht als die Masters of Disaster vom Platz zu schweben. Die Dresdner Brutal Death-Akrobaten von SAPROBIONTIC hingegen agieren im Moment als Duo, aber deswegen nicht minder heftig, wenn auch hier in Sachen technischer Raffinesse das eine oder andere Augenmerk mehr gefallen ist.
http://www.east-club.de/morbid/praeludium/praeludium-3
MORBVS MAXIMVS – PRAELVDIVM IV  14.10.2016  “Chemiefabrik”  Dresden
SPANCER (D/ Doom/ Sludge Metal)  https://www.facebook.com/Spancerfaust
shEver (CH/ Doom Metal)  http://www.shever.ch   https://www.facebook.com/shEverdoom
DUST (D/ Stoner/ Doom Metal)   http://dust-doom.de    https://www.facebook.com/dust.doom
Monolithisch spannende Zähigkeit verheißt dieser Abend angesichts der drei kultigen Untergrund-Gesteine, die am 14. Oktober die Chemiefabrik Dresden beschallen.
Die Niedersachsen von SPANCER verweisen auf ihre eigenartige Band-Philosophie, die ihnen nur wenige Live-Auftritte jährlich erlaubt. Umso schöner ist es, die Band dann doch erleben zu können, denn ihr von einem unheimlich reißenden Groove geprägter Sludge weist die Fähigkeit auf, selbst in 15-Minuten-Brocken eingängig zu sein. Ähnlich archaisch bereisen die fast ausschließlich dem Duktus des zweiten X-Chromosoms unterworfenen Schweizer shEver die Bühnen Europas, die mit „Panta Rhei“ im letzten Jahr ihr persönlich stärkstes Album veröffentlichten, das live intoniert eine Ode an die Schwermut verspricht. Sehr an den alten Tagen des Genres verhaftet, meldeten sich die seit 1998 aktiven Bielefelder DUST letztmals mit ihrem von der Kritik gelobten 2012er Album „Distortion Empire“, das ihren Stand in der Doom-Gemeinde ungemein manifestierte, aber bislang leider nicht für mehr Wellen sorgte, obwohl so manch bekiffter Brüllschädel sicher seine wahre Freude an der Band haben dürfte.  http://www.east-club.de/morbid/praeludium/praeludium-4
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
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Thanks! Kunal Choksi
  Owner/Label head/Artist Transcending Obscurity - webzine, record label and PR company  
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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 A SOUND OF MOVING SHIELDS - the debut EP release by black metal/crust mercenaries  FERAL LIGHT, a Minnesota-based three-piece formed by ex-members of Wolvhammer, Empires, Manetheren, and Finger of Scorn.
A Sound of Moving Shields follows seamlessly in the footsteps of Wolvhammer's glorious Profound Lore Records debut album The Obsidian Plains -  materializing as a downcast howl of war-torn vocals funneled through lyrical content dealing with warfare and militarism, and shaped by the unholy bond between the savage grimness of ancient Scandinavian-styled black metal, the filth and abjection of British crust and post-punk, and the unmistakeable punch in the guts that comes only from the rawest rock and roll.
A raw, wretched, and embittered black metal/crust opera influenced by the likes of Darkthrone, Carpatian Forest, His Hero Is Gone etc., in a A Sound of Moving Shields cold and ravaging black metal riffs and rabid and filthy crust punk rhythms are thrown against a backdrop of harrowing lyrical and conceptual imagery dealing with human annihilation through the horrors of war, for a final result of absolute and triumphant sonic savagery that will delight the ears of fans of Wolvhammer (of course), Krieg, Nachtmystium, The Howling Wind, Castevet, Caïna, etc. 
Check out the first track made available from the release streaming over at
CVLT Nation - who have also dubbed A Sound of Moving Shields as "music of unequaled bitterness and of unparalleled filth".
A Sound of Moving Shields will be released as limited edition cassette tape and as a digital product through Sentient Ruin on August 19 2016. You can now pre-order tapes through our
shop, and over at our Bandcamp page along with digital product preorders. FERAL LIGHT
A Sound of Moving Shields
1. Mercenary
2. Hell By Compass
3. Baptized In Shellfire
4. In Glorious Battle Slain
5. Ultima Ratio Regum
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SWEDEN'S VANHELGA REVEALS DETAILS AND TRACK FROM UPCOMING FOURTH FULL-LENGTH ALBUM :  Straddling the line that divides Black Metal from DSBM, Sweden's VANHELGA are set to release their fourth full-length album this Autumn.  Titled "ODE & ELEGY" the eleven track album will hit the streets on Talheim Records on the 1st October .  "Förstörd", a track from the album, can be heard on YouTube at https://youtu.be/0vCdEPWEJNY
"Ode & Elegy" will be available in a cross-panel digipak edition, limited to 1,000 copies, and is available to pre-order from
https://webstore.talheim-records.at/en/talheim-records/sound-carrier/cds/vanhelga-ode-und-elegy
whilst the digital version will be released on the 10th October andwill be available from  VANHELGA's Bandcamp page at http://vanhelga.bandcamp.com
Artwork for "Ode & Elegy" is by Gedeminas Kiauné of Manum Diaboli Art.  Tracklisting as follows:
01. Utan Mening
02. Det Som Aldrig Fans
03. Förstörd
04. Du Finns Dȃr För Mig
05. Jag Återkommer
06. Abstinensens Dystra Tongång
07. Dödförklarad - Ånstad
08. Disharmoni
09. Status - Handlinsförlamad
10. Harmonisk Reflektion
11. Introspektion
VANHELGA's next live appearance will be at the November's Doom Festival to be held at Live & Loud in Sofia, Bulgaria on the 25-26 November.  Running order to be confirmed.
More information about VANHELGA can be found on the band's Facebook page at
 
https://www.facebook.com/officialvanhelga
The official video for the track " Där Evigheten Inväntar Mig ", from VANHELGA's 2014 full-length album  " Längtan ",  can be seen at  http://youtu.be/N1fiCNTUi3I
This is news from LET THEM COME PRODUCTIONS (Poland). Polish death metal band CORTEGE presents a video for "Hallowed Be Thy Name", a song from their second album called TOUCHING THE VOID which was released by LET THEM COME Production on 25th March 2016. The picture was shot in Poland by Jacek Chrabąszcz, and was edited in Czech Republic by DiGaz, drummer for thrash metal band ZONE. It's worth mentioning that on Touching The Void appeared Spider (VADER, ESQUARIAL) who recorded a solo in "Hear Our Cries". You can purchase the CD or its digital version via Bandcamp and the video you will find on https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZBfsQwB9UVY&feature=youtu.be
Follow the band on  https://www.facebook.com/cortege.poland/ 
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EPIDEMIA (Ecuador) - 'LEPROCOMIO'   : Genre - Raw Old School 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
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Thanks all! Kunal Choksi Transcending Obscurity - webzine, record label and PR company 
 
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NIRNAETH have just unleashed their brand new music video for the song “NIHIL IN ME” taken from their forthcoming split 7″ EP with fellow French Black Metalers AZZIARD to be released on August 12.
Produced by France’s Bulldog Productions and filmed in just one day, the grim video perfectly depicts NIRNAETH’s new embodiment seven years after its latest full-length and its orthodox and more straight-to-the-point, even if at time more Thrash-y, dark arts.
The EP, with artwork by Above Chaos (Bethlehem, Tsjuder, Naglfar…), is available for pre-orders in two versions: a 100 copies collector edition solid white vinyl exclusively available from the artists or through the KAOTOXIN SHOP and a 400 copies limited edition black vinyl. A free digital download of the EP is also available at the KAOTOXIN DIGITAL SHOP.
If you didn't download the EP yet, just click on the button below and please review / airplay it!
LINE UP
Zigouille – vocals
Mutill – guitars
Malaria – bass
Vagorn – drums
DISCOGRAPHY
2016 – “s/t” split 7″ w/ AZZIARD
2009 – “Splendour of the Abyss”
2006 – “Thrown Athwart the Darkness”
Official Web site    Nirnaeth @ Facebook    Nirnaeth @ YouTube
NEGURĂ BUNGET's new album, "ZI" (English for 'Day' or 'Say') is the second part of the group's ambitious "Transilvanian Trilogy", released on the heels of 2015's celebrated album, "TAU" (English for 'Your' or 'Thy'), a record accurately hailed as "earthshaking" as it focused on unique native, natural landscapes and the mystique, legends, lore and meanings behind them.
In creating its most luminescent recording to date, Negură Bunget has further immersed itself in the traditions and practices of local Transilvanian inhabitants, exploring their connection with nature, and the way this relationship has shaped spiritual horizons. Within this framework, "ZI" closely examines the core of the most important traditions and rituals connected with the well-being of this community. Life events such as funeral ceremonies, soil tillage, and human growth and evolution (i.e. youth to teen to man to warrior, through to outcast) are spotlighted, in what is undoubtedly some of the most heady, thinking-man's metal produced in recent memory.
Musically, "ZI" builds upon the hallmarks of Negură Bunget's impressive catalog; the juxtaposition and interweaving of grim black metal elements, ambient soundscapes and acoustic counterparts based on native Romanian folk music, giving life to panoramic atmospheres, intensity and power unequaled in the band's rich discography.
An impressive musical statement and crucial bridge between root-bearing beginning and impending finale of the trilogy (scheduled to be released in early 2018), "ZI" is a mystical, tension-building recording that mirrors the size and scope of the deep forest fog for which the band is named.
The album was recorded at Negura MUSIC studio - www.facebook.com/neguramusic January-June 2016. Produced and mixed by Negură Bunget and Mihai ‘Mtz' Neagoe. Mastering by Alin Luculescu. Cover design by Daniel Dorobanțu. Outfit design by Anita Ramona
The album will be available on some amazing editions:
- CD digipak with extra hard cover
- Gatefold LP (180g vinyl, white) incl. special vinyl mastering, poster, printed inner sleeves and PVD protection sleeve (500 copies)
- 2CD+DVD Artbook, hardcover, 28x28 cm, 72 pages with additional artwork, texts and English translations of the lyrics plus bonus CD with two songs and bonus DVD with three videos (1.000 copies)
- we are also offering some custom handmade editions through our fundraising campaing, where we build a box on your suggestions
Tracklist:
1. Tul-ni-că-rînd (Horn-ing)
2. Grădina stelelor (Garden of Stars)
3. Brazdă dă foc (Furrow of Fire)
4. Baciul Moșneag (The Old Shepherd)
5. Stanciu Gruiul (Stanciu Gruiul)
6. Marea Cea Mare (The Vast Sea)
Bonus CD (only artbook)
1. Tul-ni-că-rînd (re-mixed version by Daniel Dorobanțu)
2. Brazdă dă foc (re-mixed version by Silent Strike)
3. Schimnicește (re-mixed version by Tibor Kati & Ionuț Cârja)
4. Baciu moșneag (re-mixed version by Adrian “Oq” Neagoe & Tragacanth)
Bonus DVD (only artbook)
1. ZI - album short film
2. Tul-ni-că-rînd - visual
3. Stanciu Gruiul – visual
Pre-orders:
- custom editions, signed versions: 
https://igg.me/at/negurabungetZI
- regular editions: http://www.negurabunget.com/webshop/
We will present live the new album, along with a special anniversary set in a complex tour plan that will spread over the second part of 2016 and all over 2017, with some support for the crowdfungind campaing we have set-up in oder to help us acomplish our goals.
We'll start the tour in September with a Eurupean tour as follows:
Negura Bunget Anniversary Tour 2016
Negura Bunget (RO) + Ossific (CAN) + support
23/09/2016 - Cluj (RO) - Urania Palace
24/09/2016 - Bucuresti (RO) - Fabrica
25/09/2016 - Brasov (RO) - Rockstadt
22/09/2016 - Sibiu (RO) - Oldies
27/09/2016 - Buzau (RO) - Cafeneaua Artistilor
28/09/2016 - Galati (RO) - Place Pub
29/09/2016 - Bacau (RO) - TBA
30/09/2016 - Suceava (RO) - Pub 31
01/10/2016 - Iasi (RO) - Underground
02/10/2016 - Chisinau (MD) - TBA
03/10/2016 - Botosani (RO) - TBA
05/10/2016 - Oradea (RO) - Abyss
07/10/2016 - Timisoara (RO) - Casa Tineretului
08/10/2016 - Belgrad (SB) - Dom Obladine
09/10/2016 - Zagreb (CR) - Klub
10/10/2016 - Budapest (HU) - Durer Kert
11/10/2016 - Bratislava (SK) - U Očka Club
12/10/2016 - Havirov (SK) - My Rocket Club
13/10/2016 - Praga (CZ) - Modra Vopice
14/10/2016 - Thalheim (DE) – 
15/10/2016 - Munchen (DE) - Backstage
16/10/2016 - Oberhausen (DE) - Rezonanzwerk
17/10/2016 - Vordingborg (DK) - Birdhouse
18/10/2016 - Aarhus (DK) - Radar
19/10/2016 - TBA
20/20/2016 - Groningen (NL) - Simplon
21/10/2016 - Utrecht (NL) - DB's
22/10/2016 - London (UK) - Boston Music
23/10/2016 - Paris (FR) - O'Sullivans Backstage
25/10/2016 - Porto (PT) - TBC
26/10/2016 - Lisbon (PT) - RCA Club
27/10/2016 - Salamanca (SP) - Nave Bunker
28/10/2016 - Madrid (SP) - Silikona
29/10/2016 - Zaragoza (SP) - CC Valdefierro
30/10/2016 - Barcelona (SP) - Monasterio
02/11/2016 - Villeurbanne (FR) - L'Hotel de la Musique
03/11/2016 - TBA
04/11/2016 - Zurich (CH) - Werk
05/11/2016 - Torino (IT) - Daevacian
06/11/2016 - Milano (IT) - Blue Rose Saloon
07/11/2016 - Bologna (IT) - Freakout
08/11/2016 - TBA
09/11/2016 - TBA
10/11/2016 - TBA
11/11/2016 - TBA
12/11/2016 - Neaples (It) - Cellar Theory
13/11/2016 - Latina (IT) - Sottoscala9
15/11/2016 - Padova (IT) - Grind Zone
16/11/2016 - Udine (IT) - Cas'apua
17/11/2016 - Gorizia (SL) - Ali
18/11/2016 - Wien (AT) - Escape
19/11/2016 - Innsbruck (AT) – Livestage
Negura Bunget   PO BOX 8-1136, Timisoara, Romania    www.negurabunget.com
Polish label VIA NOCTURNA have teamed up with Metal Underground to stream the entirety of MÓNT , by Swiss extreme metal band BEANSIDHE. The album, which is a masterpiece of extreme metal will be available for purchase on July 28th 2016.
Stream Mónt here:
 
http://www.metalunderground.com/news/details.cfm?newsid=125070
Purchase the album on CD here: 
 
https://vianocturna.bandcamp.com/album/m-nt​
ABOUT BEANSIDHE:
Established in 1999, Switzerland’s BEANSIDHE has delivered in 2016 its third manifestation – “Mónt”. The  album is a dedication to the païsans who inhabited our mountains centuries ago. The lyrics – sang in our typical dialect – explore the inner feelings of solitary men, touch on the wonders of nature, and deal with concepts of man’s spiritual elevation to deity. “Mónt” is a long step forward from the previous works of the band, which while being musically valid probably lacked originality and self-awareness. Beansidhe has in the past few years dedicated itself almost completely to the creative side of making music, while specifically disregarding live shows. It is the opinion of the individuals behind Beansidhe that their music is better appreciated in a quiet setting and in deep reverie.
TRACKLIST
1. Mónt - 00:48
2. Spazi - 07:22
3. Mòrt - 06:21
4. Féras - 08:01
5. Febraar - 06:58
6. Diàvól - 10:40
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PŸLON - "A LAMENT"   : Genre:  Doom metal  : In the two years since the release of Homo Homini Lupus, Pÿlon have made no progress whatsoever – which is the greatest compliment you can give this Swiss band of doom stalwarts: Again, they manage to capture that particular down-tuned- slow-because-I-can magic on A Lament with epic tracks such as “Desolation Is Divine” or “Lazarus” but no less with more succinct numbers such as the paean to Clint Eastwood with “The Lone Rider” in its seven-minute briskness.
Back by popular demand is Matt Brand on Ozzy-tinged lead vocals. Ian Arkley does the honours of gracing the album with a majestic guitar solo on “The Day After The War” whilst Damir Eskic, representing the top echelon of Swiss Malmsteen disciples, takes the speed up a notch with a roaring lead break on “Desolation Is Divine”.
Line Up: 
Matt Brand: lead vocals, lead & rhythm guitar
Reto Hardmeier: bass, growls
Oliver Schneider: lead & rhythm guitar
Andrea J.C. Tinner / Beni Mayer: drums
Guest musicians:
Ian Arkley (Seventh Angel, My Silent Wake): solo guitar on The day after the war
Damir Eskic (Gonoreas) solo guitar on Desolation is divine
TRACKLIST 
1.Cosmik Lizard
2. Desolation is divine
3. The day after the war
4. Pantodynamos
5. Lazarus
6. Fair haven of thesterness
7. The lone rider
8. A lament
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Finnish masters of grind CANNIBAL ACCIDENT have teamed up with Toilet ov Hell to stream "Total End". The track, which was previously only available on their limited edition Lennu EP will now see release on their forthcoming compilation album "ENCYCLOPEDIACANNIBALICIUM: MINIMAL RESULTS WITH MAXIMAL EFFORT, which will be released on July 29th via Nailjar Records.
Listen to "Total End" here: 
 
http://www.toiletovhell.com/stream-cannibal-accident-total-end/
Pre-order EncyclopediaCannibalicium: Minimal Results With Maximal Effort here:
 https://www.recordshopx.com/artist/cannibal_accident/encyclopaedia_cannibalicum_minimal_results_with_maximal_efforts/#472494
CARNAGE INC. (Mumbai, India) - 'FURY INCARNATE' EP  :  Genre - Thrash Metal : After Exalter and Armament, Carnage Inc. are the newest thrash metal band on the block and their flair is different. Using local flavour to spice up the sound, this band's music is vibrant, energetic and adrenaline-charged. 'Fury Incarnate' is the band's first foray into the international space and they've got the chops for it, evidently. Each song has its specialty, incorporating influences from punk, crossover and local themes to create an album unlike other, one that's refreshing and not relying too much on the tried-and-tested template. Though undeniably old school, Carnage Inc. breathe new life into the style and show others how it is to be done. Watch out for this band that's bound to leap out and devour the posers. 
Album Line-up:
Varun Panchal - Rhythm Guitar/Vocals 
Navin Mudaliyar - Lead Guitar 
Jason Dias - Bass/Backing vocals 
Moinuddin Farooqui - Drums 
Track list:
1. Dawn
2. Defiled
3. Fury Incarnate
4. Day of Delirium
5. Ungod
Carnage Inc. Label Bandcamp (Pre-orders are ON!)
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  Transcending Obscurity - webzine, record label and PR company  
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AJATUS(sweden) - "BLOOD 666"  We are proud to release the debut album from Gotheburgs own  OLDSCHOOL MUMIN DEATH-METAL band AJATUS! Ajatus was formed in 2010, and members have been/are playing in bands like;
chronic torment, eternal mind, beneath slumber,sacretomia,devil lee rot and pagan rites!
In 2014 a split 10"(ltd 350 copies) was released with Devil lee rot, with an intro+2 songs(assasinator+blood).
Then the band recorded in their own studio, all songs for the 1st album-"BLOOD 666"!
Also a few live show has been played, and they are looking to play more later on. Now they are working on their 2nd album...
Track list :
1.intro(bonus song on CD only!)
2.blood 666
3.darkness mystery
4.overflowing hate
5.karkass
6.wip(bonus song on CD only!)
7.harhatellä
8.assasinator
9.baptized
10.ajatus
11.outro(bonus song on CD only!)
-DIGITAL(8 songs)/CD(11 songs)!
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VIKE TARE - FEED THE FLAMES CD :  Frisian Pagan Black Metal : Hailing from Frisia / North Germany, Vike Tare unleash their new album “Feed the Flames”, which will be released by Einheit Produktionen on September 2nd 2016. The album title, the artwork as well as the band's name are linked to the old pagan custom Biikebrennen, an annual celebration held on February 21st in North Frisia.
 Maritime topics are an important element of the band's lyrics. Thus, the new album includes 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”).
www.facebook.com/VikeTare   www.einheit-produktionen.de
Hello! DARKYRA - Australian female fronted symphonic/cinematic metal looking for a label to release upcoming album plus/or re-release last one (you can listen here - https://darkyrablack.bandcamp.com/album/fool )
What kind of deal we are looking for:
- All pressings and marketing costs for distribution covered by label for a new release.
- Publishing opportunities from label's side.
- We would also like to see that the label is able to help out with touring and festival opportunities and perhaps contribute to the cost of video production to promote the new release.
If you are willing to provide this then we can negotiate percentages etc.
Darkyra Black is an Australian solo artist, she worked with a European Production company to create her album titled 'Fool'. In January 2014, Darkyra Black laid down 15 new track ideas ready for an April studio sessions deadline in the historic city of Athens. With George and Garry being based in Europe plans where made for the three with guitarist Betovani and Keyboard player Fab Jablonski to start work recording drums, guitars, guide keys and main vocal parts., The album was produced and recorded with Online Recording Masters, Athens by George Boussounis at Morph Flow Studio and co-edited and mixed by Garry King, La Foret Groupe. The musicians involved in the writing and recording of this album are all from Europe.
Featured Co-writers
Darkyra Black (Gina Bafile)
Garry King 
Betovani Dinelli 
George Boussounis
Additional Musicians
Fab Jablonski - KeyboardsTony Dolan - Bass
Kostas Vichos - Bass
Ilias Sdoukos - viola
Laertis Kokolanis - violin
Michael Porfyris - Cello
Choir - Evanthia Katsourou - soprano,  Antonis Batsakis - tenor, Emmanouel Papadopoulos - Baritone.
Tigran Sargysan - Duduk
George Ammos Ginis - Spoken word 
www.darkyra.com/   www.facebook.com/DarkyraOfficial/    www.youtube.com/user/darkyrablack    www.soundcloud.com/darkyra
V.A. - SYMPHONIES OF MADNESS VOL.I (FDA REKOTZ in collaboration with TESTIMONY RECORDS) : 2016 we're celebrating 10 years of madness, 10 years morbid tunes, 10 years FDA REKOTZ !! The reason for this CD compilation is to say thanx for all of your support over the years !!
The CD contains unreleased tracks from upcoming releases on FDA Rekotz and 3 special songs from upcoming releases on befriended TESTIMONY RECORDS.
LIFELESS – Insanity Reigns – (taken from new album 2017 on FDA Rekotz / date: t.b.a.)
DECEMBRE NOIR – Ghost Dirge – (taken from new album 2016 „Forsaken Earth“ on FDA Rekotz / out now)
REVOLTING – The Lighthouse – (taken from new album 2017 on FDA Rekotz / date: t.b.a.)
DEMON INCARNATE – Darvaza – (taken from mini-album 2016 „Darvaza“ on FDA Rekotz / out now)
RUDE – Torrent To The Past – (taken from new album 2017 on FDA Rekotz / date: t.b.a.)
BLOOD OF SEKLUSION – Unconventional Warfare (taken from new album 2017 on FDA Rekotz / date: t.b.a.)
CREMATORY STENCH – Fermanted Remains (taken from new EP 2016 „Crematory Stench“ on FDA Rekotz / out now)
FATALIST – Aberration – (taken from new album 2016 „The Bitter End“ on FDA Rekotz / date: 09/23/16)
DEMONBREED – Barren Wasteland – (taken from new album 2016 „Where Gods Come To Die“ on Testimony Records / out now)
ESCARNIUM – Radioactive Doom – (taken from new album 2016 „Interitus“ on Testimony Records / date: 09/23/16)
THE DEAD GOATS – All Of Them Witches – (taken from new album 2016 „All Of Them Witches“ on Testimony Records / out now)
KEITZER – Ascension – (taken from new album 2016 „Ascension“ on FDA Rekotz / date: 10/28/16)
WOUND – Thy Wrath And Fire – (taken from new album 2017 on FDA Rekotz / date: 01/20/17)
THE END – Crawling Back To Life – (taken from EP 2016 „Age Of Apocalypse“ on FDA Rekotz / date: 09/23/16)
INCARCERATION – Chaos And Blasphemy – (taken from new album 2016 „Catharsis“ on FDA Rekotz / date: 10/28/16)
DISCREATION – The Blood Mill – (taken from new album 2017 / date: t.b.a.)
OBSCURE INFINITY – Poison Tongued Defiler (unreleased song taken from „Perpetual Descending Into Nothingness“ recording session)
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CARNAL TOMB (Germany) - 'ROTTEN REMAINS'  :  Genre - Death Metal  : For fans of - Autopsy, Blood, Funebre, Incantation, Carnage, Grave
One of my favourite death metal labels, Memento Mori, have unearthed yet another death metal gem. From Germany, Carnal Tomb on their debut full length are whipping up quite a storm, playing utterly vile and gritty death metal that separates the men from the boys. Gnarly, robust and fetid, Carnal Tomb are evoking the spirit of bands like Carnage, Incantation, (early) Bolt Thrower, Blood, Fleshcrawl, Crematory, Convulse, Grave, Funebre and Autopsy. An irrepressible album from start to finish, they're infusing fresh life into a form of music that's started to stagnate. Their music is dripping with vigour, without compromising on the intent or underground aesthetics, with the artwork done by César Valladares (Asphyx, Necropsy, Abyssus, Nominon) and with the production aptly handled by Javier at Moontower Studios (Teitanblood, Avulsed, etc.). This will go down as one of the most powerful and effective albums this year. 
Album Line-up:
Vomitchrist - Battery
Lobotomizer - Saw
Corpse Ripper - Throat / Low Grind
Cryptic Tormentor - Throat / Saw
Track list:
1. Undead Dread 03:58
2. Beneath the Coffins 04:58
3. Funeral 03:55
4. Cycle of Horror 05:01
5. Rotten Remains 04:30
6. Cemetery Inversion 03:44
7. Repository 04:59
8. Waking in a Casket 03:54
9. Repulsive Mutilation 07:47
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Cheers! Kunal Choksi Owner/Label head/Artist
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INTHYFLESH - "THE FLAMING DEATH"   :  Genre - Black Metal :  The portuguese Black Metal scene has been the subject of an ever-growing interest and fascination throughout the years. New bands and labels have been joining the ranks of more experienced ones with a solid relationship of quantity vs. quality. However, very few have been as persevering, consistent and tenacious as Inthyflesh. During an ever-thriving 16 year career, the portuguese horde has been assembling a vast and ascendant discography, ranging from demos, EPs, full-length records and split releases that showcase a simultaneous devotion to the Black Metal ethos and a continuous excursion into deeper spiritual and unfathomable concepts.
Inthyflesh are not initiates to more wider-ranging concepts within a record. Nonetheless, never has the band dedicated itself to the conception of such an ambitious work of art as the one which sparkles from the abyss in 2016. With “The Flaming Death”, Inthyflesh presents a monumental double album, one which during 114 minutes unfolds itself on a torturous journey throughout the darkened and tenebrous pathways of the human and spiritual self, set to a wavelength of cold, genuinely atmospheric and evocative Black Metal. In essence, never has the band sounded as piercing, exquisite and intense as in “The Flaming Death”.
An overall enthralling experience, “The Flaming Death” is divided into 18 hymns that not merely reveals a band in its complete proficiency in artistic and performance terms, but also sonically and mixing-wise. A wall of guitars permeate throughout the whole experience, displaying a multitude of intense and sharp riffs in all its glory. The rhythmic section is extraordinary, with a pulsating bass guitar that meanders along with a powerful and dynamic drum performance. In top of all this, fierce and compelling vocals are the ultimate purge and destructive force that postulates through the yonder end of life.
Released by Altare Productions and BlackSeed Productions, “The Flaming Death” represents Inthyflesh in full strength and an utter assembling of Black Metal excellence.
Line Up: 
Sataere - Vocals
Njiord - Drums
Tarannis - Guitars   
Defunctum – Guitars
TRACKLIST 
01. The Sinister Herald Of Death      
02. Blood Howling Eternity  03. Subterranean Harbinger 04. Oppressed Under Deceit       
05. Through The Splendour Of Night       
06. Forever Insanity       
07. May The Wisdom Of The Dead Return
08. Sorrowful Moonlight Pt. I - The Fever Of Blood
09. Breath Of Darkness
10. The Brightness Of Your Decay
11. Beyond What Eyes Can See
12. A Thousand Tongues Burning
13. A Grasp Between Hate And Madness
14. Velvet Burial Shroud
15. Rituals Inflicted Upon Scars
16. Abysmal Silence
17. Dismal Awakening
18. Sorrowful Moonlight Pt. II - Catacombs Of Infinity
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ANATA 1998 classic debut full-length on vinyl for the first time ever at last! This release is a vinyl-only reissue, released under exclusive Season of Mist licence. SoM remain the sole owners of the digital rights and even though this EPK features the whole album for review, the ONLY song you're allowed to airplay is "Under Azure Skies", the official single SoM allowed us to use for promotion.
FORMATS
300 hand-numbered copies limited edition first press as yellow and black marbled vinyl with lyrics insert.
OVERVIEW
Back in 1993, Death Metal had started taking a turn towards either more melody-driven stuff in Europe (At The Gates and most of the Gothenburg scene) or way more brutal stuff in the US (Suffocation and the likes...) but one band, formed that same year in Varberg (Sweden), stood out from all trends and that one band was the only able to fill the gap between the two different directions: ANATA.
Released in 1998 through then recently launched French label Season of Mist, ANATA's debut, "The Infernal Depths of Hatred", took the unsuspecting Death Metal scene by storm combining a sped up version of the trademark melodic, catchy and uptempo Gothenburg "New Wave of Swedish Death Metal" sound (At The Gates, Soilwork, Dark Tranquillity...) with faster, relentless, heavy parts influenced by the rawer, darker and heavier typical US Death Metal of that time (Morbid Angel, Suffocation, Cannibal Corpse…).
This brand new 2016 reissue, specially remastered for analog physical supports by gifted sound engineer Frédéric Motte at the Conkrere studio (MERCYLESS, OTARGOS, PUTRID OFFAL...) comes with a bonus Morbid Angel cover version ("Day of Suffering") from ANATA's 1999 split with Bethzaida, "War, vol.II".
FOR FANS OF
Morbid Angel, mid era-At The Gates, early Dark Tranquillity, early Suffocation… and ANATA !
MARKETING & PROMOTION / NOTEWORTHY
12 weeks marketing campaign by Kaotoxin records and Viral Propaganda.
5000 full color A6 flyers
FREE digital download of the song "Under Azure Skies" available
A unique 90’s Death Metal classic for the first time ever on vinyl
Specifically remastered for vinyl at the Conkrete Studio (Loudblast remasters, Gorod, Otargos, Putrid Offal, We All Die (laughing)…)
Features a bonus Morbid Angel cover version
300 hand-numbered copies collector edition on yellow & black marbled vinyl
Reissued under exclusive Season of Mist licence
TRACK LISTING
Released When You Are Dead
Let the Heavens Hate
Under Azure Skies
Vast Lands / Infernal Gates
Slain Upon His Altar
Those Who Lick the Wounds of Christ
Dethrone the Hypocrites
Aim Not at the Kingdom High
Day of Suffering [Morbid Angel cover]
Total running time: 43:48
DISCOGRAPHIES
2016 – "The Infernal Depths of Hatred" [reissue]
2006 – "The Conductor’s Departure"
2004 – "Under a Stone with no Inscription"
2001 – "Dreams of Death and Dismay"
1999 – split EP w/ Bethzaida
1998 – "The Infernal Depths of Hatred"
LINE-UP
Fredrik Schälin – guitars & vocals
Andreas Allenmark – guitars
Henrik Drake – bass
Robert Petersson – drums
https://www.facebook.com/AnataDeathMetal/
SURTURS LOHE - SEELENHEIM   : Thuringian Pagan Metal : In celebration of the 20th anniversary of their existence, nature-loving German pagan metallers Surturs Lohe from Thuringia will release their fourth full-length album “Seelenheim” via the German label Einheit Produktionen. “Seelenheim“, which translates to “Home of Souls” will be available on September 2nd 2016 in a digipak CD edition as well as in a limited box-set, including patch, poster and an additional CD with 2 bonus tracks and the remastered “Udra” demo. Surturs Lohe was founded in 1996 by Ragnfalt and Tristan. In the course of the years the band members have changed and from the original founders only Ragnfalt is still active in the band. Surturs Lohe has released up to date the demo “Urda” in 1999, three full-length albums, “Wo einst Elfen Tanzten” in 2000, “Vor Walvaters Thron” in 2002, “Nornenwerk” in 2011, as well as one split EP with Odal in 2004. Several band members of Surturs Lohe are also active in other pagan metal bands, such as Menhir, Odroerir and Fimbulvet.
www.facebook.com/SurtursLoheOfficial   www.einheit-produktionen.de
Thrashing Metal Madness! WILD ZOMBIE BLAST GUIDE . With "BACK FROM THE DEAD" the germans from Wild Zombie Blast Guide released their third album. The album contains 9-tracks of finest and old school inspired Thrash Metal. If you are willing to add a „core“ to the style description, you should note that this refers less to modern metalcore, but rather to old school moshcore in the vein of D.R.I. paired with other thrash bands from the early days of the genre like Exodus or Anthrax.
Instead, however, to get caught up in endless retro homage, Wild Zombie Blast Guide bundle the basic musical feeling from the late eighties and early nineties simply in the present, refine and perfect the whole thing with contemporary song structures and a great production - and ready is the Thrashing Metal Madness, for old and new fans of this genre!
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Swedish extreme symphonic metallers ZORNHEYM have inked a deal with the Dutch label Non Serviam Records.The debut single, entitled THE OPPOSED, will be released on the 19th of August through all digital platforms.
The single and the forth-coming album have been recorded and mastered by Sverker Widgren, a renowned veteran of sound engineering on the Scandinavian extreme metal scene (October Tide, Demonical, IXXI, Diabolical) with cover art created by the wildly talented photographer and designer Jens Rydén (Marduk, Thyrfing).
The single is part of Zornheym’s concept that revolves around the horrors of a mental institution and its inmates. Each song also has its own comic strip drawn by the amazing artist Anu Bring (Märvel, Evil-lÿn, Satan’s fall).
Comment by guitarist Zorn:
We are absolutely stoked to be signing with Non Serviam Records. It’s a hard working label that shares our vision and together we will release this epic juggernaut the way it deserves to be released. We can’t wait to share this beast of an album with you all!”
Comment by Non Serviam Records CEO Ricardo Gelok:
By hearing the first tones of Zornheym, I knew that this is a band that I would have to sign. Zornheym is an asset for the label, and it’s a real pleasure to work with this great, and hard-working band!”
Biography:
Symphonic Extreme Metal band based in Stockholm - founded and led by multi-instrumental mastermind and songwriter Zorn.
After parting ways with his former band Dark Funeral, he was determined to shake up the traditional Metal meets Symphony approach with his new band Zornheym. Zornheym quickly grew from an ambitious idea into a dramatic musical and cinematic narrative revolving around the horrors of a mental institution and its prisoners.
Inspiration drawn from icons such as Dissection, Dimmu Borgir and King Diamond is paired with real string orchestration and a powerful full choir. Every song on the debut album will have a visual accompaniment in the form of short graphic stories with further exploration of the themes as short films in place of the standard approach to music videos.
The line-up is completed by Facebreaker's Bendler on vocals, guitarist and musical arranger Scucca, and Diabolical drummer Angst. The debut album has been recorded at Wing Studios by Sverker Widgren, renowned veteran of sound engineering on the Scandinavian extreme metal scene (October Tide, Demonical, IXXI, Diabolical)
Line-up:
Vocals: Bendler (Facebreaker, tour/session vocalist for Scar Symmetry)
Leadguitars: Zorn (ex-Devian, ex-Dark Funeral, Aktiv Dödshjälp)
Guitars: Scucca
Drums: Angst (Diabolical)
Bass: TBA
https://www.facebook.com/zornheymofficial/
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KRUDO / PROFANATOR / METAL COMMAND -  DEMONS FROM THE END OF THE WORLD I : The first 3 way split from Australis Records, this time betting to the youth and strength from 3 Chilean bands who practice 3 different styles, which differ in their musical rol, but they converge in the same word BELLIGERENCE. On one side the teenagers from METAL COMMAND created their debut album playing a crude and violent old school Thrash Metal sponsored by the chilean thrash legends TORTURER. The chaos quote is given by PROFANATOR, band which also executes thrash metal with influences from Black and Death Metal too. Closing this circle the already experimented, KRUDO, giving its final touch with a mix of Thrash and Power Metal in the line of the american style from the beginning of 90's
When you name RITUAL it comes to the mind a serie of bands with the same name.. but don't get the wrong picture, this is one of the most aggressive proposals we have to consider nowadays on what technique and versatily is defined and of course upon everything, a lot of thrash...you can notice the level from its musicians and that, this is not another band from the pile of the chilean scene. Solid from the beginning to the end, beware now, fans of the German Thrash metal style in the line of Destruction!
After the edition of their split called Apocalyptic Procreation in CD format, Australis Records is proud to present the edition on black vinyl 12' with an elegant and abstemious gatefold format, which also includes a giant poster (50cm) with another brutal art from the chilean artist Jaime Gutierrez, which has illustrated and designed a good amount of album covers which have been already edited by Australis. Manufactured on a 300 limited edition on Czech Republic, this is one of the discs and essential format for all true fans of death metal. Both bands are working right now on the recording for their new material, both to be edited on Australis Records this 2016.
The now mythical SADUS, demolished Santiago de Chile in the year 2004, and its audio recording was saved from more than 10 years, until Francisco Cautín (Torturer), decided to release this unique recording and started to masterizing the audio on his studio Torture Chamber, to begin  one of the lastest productions from Steve DiGiorgio and the devastators SADUS. Finally this 11 classic tracks from these Californian's discography was edited on a exlusive way on CD format by Australis Records in a unique registry which doesn't miss brutality, violence and technique from one of the classic bands from worldwide thrash metal.  www.australisrecords.com
Dunkelheit Produktionen is proud to present the full-length debut of DEAD PROCESSION, RITUAIS E MANTRAS DO MEDO, along with a bonus cd featuring all Dead Procession's past releases.  
"A shadowy entity hailing from the fertile underground of Portugal, Dead Procession began in 2009 with a series of three, super-limited demo tapes - each limited to only 33 copies, in fact. The style back then was keyboard-driven ambient/drone, but with the release of a split 7" with fellow countrymen Black Cilice in 2013, Dead Procession developed its ambient/drone to include vocals, and also garnered more attention due to the fortuitous pairing: a shared sensibility of otherworldly wanderlust, of magisterial melancholy, despite utilizing seemingly opposed means. However, with Rituais e Mantras do Medo, Dead Procession display that a tangibly black metal atmosphere can be created without using any conventional black metal at all. Here, the development on the split with Black Cilice follows forward toward a ritualistic sort of drone/doom full of contemplation and wonderment, embracing the vast expanses of the natural world whilst remaining resolutely alone and isolated. Each of the five tracks across the album start with the barest of fundaments and then build from there, the textures subtly unfolding as the trance takes hold. In fact, the album title itself translates to "Rituals and Mantras of Fear" in English, and it's this very emphasis on the nightside that suggests that Dead Procession in general and Rituais e Mantras de Medo in particular together form a sort of "shadow self" to black metal but, again, not being remotely "black metal" by any conventional definition of the term." (Text by Nathan Birk)
With solemn pride, Dunkelheit Produktionen will present the album on 2CD edition and digital. 
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ABHOR RITUALIA STRAMONIUM  | TAPE + POSTER :
A true cult release deservesthe matching format: ABHOR are back with their long awaited sixth album „Ritualia Stramonium“, now released on official cassette edition! This Italian dark circle has been active for over 20 years now and they never followed any trends! The new album is deeply rooted in the 90s but not to be considered retro: The music simply breathes the old spirit and takes you on a ride to moldy catacombs, abandoned ruins and unholy rituals with its humming bass and the ritual organ excesses. Click here to listen and for more informations.
DEFUNTOS A ETRNA DANÇA DA MORTE | CD | DIGITAL :  
DEFUNTOS are back and invite you over to jointhe eternal dance of death (A Eterna Dança da Morte)! The newest masterpiece of this Portuguese band leaves no desire unfulfilled: cutting guitars, monotonous drums and a voice sounding like the Portuguese black counterpart to the Argentinian in the white robe. Click here to listen and for more informations.
EXANIMATVM DISPERSAE ET TORMENTVM| CD | DIGITAL :
In a time in whichbands are trying to blur the listener’s vision with half-baked concepts of obscure or even pseudo-philosophical ideas, it is always a pleasure to discover a band such as EXANIMATVM. Those guys really understand what’s so special about South American Death Metal... Click here to listen and for more informations.
LIVE BURIAL FORCED BACK TO LIFE | CD | LP | DIGITAL :  
Death Metal was always meant to be raw, rottenand bitter. Hailing from Newcastle upon Tyne, England, that’s the sound LIVE BURIAL have set for themselves. 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! Click here to listen and for more informations
BLOOD O AGIOS PETHANE | DIGIPAK | DIGITAL :  
One of the darkest albums of the German Death Metal Underground is finally being repressed, which is THE reference value from 1993. BLOOD is the oldest German Grind band (since 1986!), and amongst acts such as NAPALM DEATH, EXTREME NOISE TERROR and AGTHOCLES one of the oldest bands still in the game! Click here to listen and for more informations.
BOSQUE NOWHERE| DIGIPAK | LP | DIGITAL :
Bosque success again with their new album to put amark being a guide of (Funeral) Doom, but this section of music-genre is too small to define all the powerful essence of "Beyond". A unique sound, that creates a atmosphere that search it kind while drag and push the listener at the same time. Click here to listen and for more informations
EXHUMATION OPUS DEATH| CD | LP | DIGITAL :
Now EXHUMATION’s second opusis ready, and it is colder and more pitiless than the first release. Still it relies on its Eastern Asian roots; but now they are buried underneath a thick layer of classical Death Metal which has an uncanny resemblance to the Black Metal of the late 80s. Click here to listen and for more informations.
LUBBERT DAS DELUGE | DIGIPAK | DIGITAL :  
LUBBERT DAS is no Black Metal – LUBBERT DAS ismusic to make you understand! Melodies from the depths of a lost soul, screams of the damned in the purgatory, songs straight out of the nightmares of a man, who saw Armageddon. Click here to listen and for more informations
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VIC RECORDS News :
CEREMONY – “TYRANNYFROM ABOVE “ Ceremony was founded in the Rotterdam area in 1989 by Peter Verhoef on guitars (ex Phlebotomized) and released 2 demos, one 7‘’ ep and their debut full lenght 'Tyranny From Above' in 1993. The album was released by Dutch underground label Cyber Music and is now finally re-issued by vic records. Bonus to the album comes the 'Inclemeny' e.p. from 1992 and the 3 track promo demo from 1994. Ceremony played typical extreme Ducth death metal from the early 90's just like their friends and fellow-townsman in Sinister for example. (not surprisingly Peter was asked twice to join Sinister in their early days).All songs are recorded at infames Dutch cult studio Het Pand in Rotterdam with Frits van Mourik (Phlebotomized, Obtruncation, Threnody). Ron van de Pol, founding Sinister member, plays bass on the Ceremony debut album. All tracks are completely remasted by Arco Wolf (IDES). The booklet contains rare pics and extensive liner notes.
CREMATION – “RETALIATION“   Dutch death metal band Cremation was formed in 1991. The band recorded 4 demo’s, one split ep and their full lenght debut album ‘Retaliation’ in 2002.  Retaliation was recorded at Studio Excess in Rotterdam with Hans Pieters (Gorefest, Hail of Bullets etc). Cremation was heavily insdpired by the Flordia death metal scene, and especially by Death. But of course the Dutch way. Guitarplayer and vocalist Paul Baayens joined Thanatos, Asphyx and Hail of Bullets after Cremation split up. The ‘Retaliation’ re-issue comes with 8 bonus tracks from their demos, completely new booklet design and liner notes from Paul Baaijens
DEAD END – “REBORNFROM THE GRAVE”   DEAD END was formed in 1988 and released 2 demos and an ep in the early 90’s. Dead End became rather popular in the Dutch Underground scene and played many gigs with Gorefest, Pestilence, Pentacle, Phlebotomized and such. Vic records released a compilation CD by Dead End named ‘For Ever is Not Eternal during 2015 and the re-issue got many positive reactions.  By the end of 2014 Dead End reformed. With some new members and main composer and bassplayer Alwin the band recorded 10 brand new tracks during Spring 2016. Again old school doom death metal. For fans of early Anathema, Paradise Lost and My Dying Bride.
PESTILENCE - “REFLECTIONSOF THE MIND “  One of the leading and most influential Dutch extreme metal bands is with no doubt PESTILENCE! Formed in 1986 by guitarist and vocalist Patrick Mameli and drummer Marco Foddis. Pestilence released seven full length albums over the years including milestones such as ‘Consuming Impulse’, ‘Spheres’ and their debut album ‘Maleus Malefaricum’.‘Refelections of the Mind’  features the ultra rare 1992 demo. The 3 tracks which later evolved into songs for the ‘Sphere’s album. Additionally the album contains 15 Pestilence rehearsal tracks. The album comes with very special liner notes from Patrick Mameli. Coverart is made Roberto Toderico (Sinister, Soulburn, Asphyx).All songs are remastered by Dan Swano at Unisounds Studios (Edge of Sanity, Opeth, Hail of Bullets etc.).
PLEURISY was one of the early Dutch death metal band and excisted from 1990 until 2008. Over the years Pleurisy released 3 full lenght albums, 4 demos and a split ep. The Pleurisy debut album ‘Experience the Sacrilege’ was recorded & mixed by Harry Wijering  at Harrow Studio (Pentacle, Soulburn, Asphyx) in 1998. The album has some guest vocals by Ton van Dijk (Dead Head).
ThePleurisy line up on the debut album was: Johan Wesdijk: vocals (Dead Head, Judgment Day), Alex Seegers: guitars (Bodyfarm), Axel Becker: guitars, Bas van den Bogaard: bass (Weapons To Hunt, ex Sinister) and Edwin Nederkoorn on drums (Bloodphemy, Khaoz).
Dutchextreme metal band DETONATION was formed in 1997 and performs melodic death / thrash metal. The band released their first 3 full length albums on Osmose records from France. In 2011 they recorded their last album ‘Reprisal’.  Shortly after that the band was put on hold from late 2011 to 2013. 'Reprisal' was due to the on hold status released by the band themselves in a very limited edition. Now the band is active again, they signed  a deal with vic records to give their fourth album an official release. Featuring members of: Delain, God Dethroned, Apophys, Heidevolk, and Prostitute Disfigurement  http://www.vicrecords.com/
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DECEMBRE NOIR – Track-by-Track Teil 1 online!  DECEMBRE NOIR aus Thüringen werden am 12.08.2016 ihr neues und heiß erwartetes Death/Doom Album „FORSAKEN EARTH“ über FDA Rekotz / Soulfood veröffentlichen.
Das Album wurde erneut in den Chameleon Studios in Hamburg und den Chemical Burn Studios in Bad Kösen vom Project Mayhem produziert, aufgenommen, gemischt und gemastert.
Ab heute könnt ihr euch den ersten Teil des Track-by-Track zum Album anschauen und so interessante Einblicke in das Album bekommen:   https://youtu.be/ZN04gn91scI
„Forsaken Earth“ erscheint am 12.08.2016 als CD / Digipak / Digital über FDA Rekotz / Soulfood.
Der Vorverkauf läuft bereits über
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FIMBULVET – HEIDENHERZ (Digi-2-CD/Digital) : The Thuringian band´s legendary first two albums „Ewiger Winter“ and „Der Ruf in goldene Hallen“ including 4 exclusive bonus tracks, only to be found on this release.
Out: Sept. 2nd 2016
SURTURS LOHE – SEELENHEIM (Digi-CD/Ltd. Box/Digital) :  In celebration of the 20th anniversary of existence the nature-loving Pagan Metal band from Thuringia (Germany), their new opus will be released as Digi CD as well as a limited box incl. patch, poster, 2 bonus tracks and the remastered „Urda“ demo.  Out: Sept. 2nd 2016
Einheit Produktionen  PF 1101   03116 Drebkau   www.einheit-produktionen.de    
PETER GRUSEL UND DIE UNHEIMLICHENwerden ihr neues, selbstbetiteltes Album am 30.09.2016 via Kernkraftritter Records (Vertrieb: Alive) veröffentlichen. Bereits jetzt gibt es den Titeltrack zum reinhören: 
https://soundcloud.com/kernkraftritter/peter-grusel-und-die-unheimlichen-waste-of-skin
Alle weiteren Infos zu PETER GRUSEL UND DIE UNHEIMLICHEN findet ihr auf den folgenden Seiten:
PETER GRUSEL UND DIE UNHEIMLICHEN auf Facebook
PETER GRUSEL UND DIE UNHEIMLICHEN Homepage
Kernkraftritter Records auf Facebook
Viele Grüße, Jan & Metal Promotions Metal Promotions   www.metal-promotions.de
MARTYRION - "OUR DYSTOPIA" :  Wir schreiben das Jahr 2153. Die Welt liegt in Schutt und Asche. Die Apokalypse ist über die Menschheit gekommen und es gibt nur noch wenige Überlebende..“
Diese Szenerie ist es, die sich MARTYRION aus Köln annehmen. Die Band existiert seit 2006; um ihren jetzigen Stil und die aktuelle Besetzung zu finden, haben sie viele Umbrüche und Wandlungen durchlebt.
Kurze Zeit nach der Gründung konnten die ersten Konzerte mit eigenen Songs in Köln gespielt werden. Ende 2011 erschien das selbst produzierte Album „Refugium: Exile“ und innerhalb der nächsten zwei Jahre spielen Martyrion weitere Konzerte in Köln und belegen beim „Local Heroes NRW Contest“ den zweiten Platz.
2012 und 2013 kommt es zu verschiedenen Wechseln an der Sängerfront. Anfang 2013 stößt David dazu und bringt mit seinem Engagement und seiner Stimme frischen Wind in die Band.
Im März 2013 erscheint die EP „A New Beginning“, die sowohl alte als auch neue Songs beinhaltet und auf der David’s Stimme das erste Mal zu hören ist. Es folgen zahlreiche Konzerte, auch außerhalb von Köln und die Band schafft es, immer mehr Fans für sich sich zu gewinnen. Bei einem weiteren Bandcontest „Rhein-Berg rockt“ erreichen Martyrion den zweiten Platz.
2015 werden unter anderem die Bühnen vom Out&Loud Festival und Metal Frenz Open Air bespielt und das zweite Album „Our Dystopia“ geschrieben und produziert.
Anfang 2016 unterschreibt die Band beim Essener Plattenlabel „Boersma-Records“, das „Our Dystopia“ am 26.8.2016 veröffentlichen wird. Außerdem wird im März 2016 das Debutalbum „Refugium: Exile“ noch einmal neu aufgenommen und veröffentlicht.
Musikalisch gesehen bewegt sich die Band im Genre Melodic Death Metal, bedient aber in ihren Songs verschiedene Subgenres. Neben einprägsamen Melodien und kraftvollen Soli steht die Atmosphäre der Songs im Vordergrund, was durch spezielles Songwriting und den Einsatz von Interludien abgerundet wird. Durch das Spiel zwischen schnellen und langsamen Parts innerhalb der Songs wird zudem ein facettenreiches Arrangement geschaffen, das die Hörer der Musik in den Bann zieht. Das Szenario einer post-apokalyptischen Welt spiegelt sich zum einen in den Texten wieder, die den menschlichen Makel thematisieren und den Menschen als solchen kritisieren, ohne dabei den Boden zu verlieren und ohne die genreüblichen Klischees zu bedienen. Zum anderen bringt die Band dieses Szenario auch auf die Bu?hne und somit vor das Auge des Betrachters. So treten die fünf Mitglieder der Band stets in abgestimmten Outfits – fast schon Kampfanzügen – auf, die individuell angepasst sind und dem Zuschauer so das Gesamtbild einer post-apokalyptischen Welt vermitteln. Der Einsatz von Blut und Tarnschminke rundet dies dann nochmal ab.
http://www.martyrion.com/    https://www.facebook.com/MartyrionOfficial/
Echoes And Dust ( http://echoesanddust.com/2016/07/exclusive-track-stream-throes-of-dawn-lifelines/ ) is premiering the first single from the upcoming THROES OF DAWN album.
The song "Lifelines" is an authentic gem of surreal and majestic atmospheres.
“OUR VOICES SHALL REMAIN” will be realeased by ARGONAUTA RECORDS on August 20th 2016, in a luxury three panels packaging
Preorders are running herehttp://bit.ly/29hf1c2
TRACKLIST:
01 Mesmerized
02 We Used to Speak in Colours
03 Lifelines
04 The Understanding
05 Our Voices Shall Remain
06 One of Us is Missing
07 The Black Wreath of Mind
A smart official teaser of the album can be seen here:  https://youtu.be/vMFiMEs2jUM
THROES OF DAWN will have the release show on August 20th at DARK BOMBASTIC EVENING in Romania, among bands as Dodheimsgard, In the Woods, Draconian and more.
www.argonautarecords.com   www.facebook.com/throesofdawn
DEMONSTEALER (International) - 'THIS BURDEN IS MINE' : Genre - Progressive Death/Thrash Metal :  For fans of - Nile, Soilwork, Demonic Resurrection, Fleshgod Apocalypse, Ade
 Sahil Makhija aka Demonstealer, helming bands like Demonic Resurrection and Reptilian Death, teams up with none other than George Kollias of Nile fame on drums, to release a groundbreaking album in 'This Burden is Mine'. With a vast experience and multiple instrument proficiency, Demonstealer, on the new album creates music that surpasses simple genre categorization, for this is a new blend of styles from all over - from death metal to thrash metal, laced with elegant and stunning atmospheric parts, propelled by the world class drumming of the legend George Kollias. This is a new epic coming from the biggest names in not just the region but also worldwide, and this could very well be a tour de force, the album we've all been waiting for. The album showcases rare maturity, with Demonstealer indulging in melodic solos and accentuating them with moments of clean vocals. This is easily the most ambitious release to come out from these parts and it's imperative to give 'This Burden of Mine' a check.
Credits: 
Artwork - Michal 'Xaay' Loranc (Behemoth, Vader, Nile, Demonic Resurrection)
Recording - Mastering done by Victor Bullock at Woodshed Studios, Germany (Triptykon, Obscura, etc.)
Drums recorded by George Kollias at Soundtrap Studios, Greece
Mixed by Sahil Makhija at Demonic Studios, India
Album lineup:
Demonstealer - Vocals/Guitars/Keys
Ashwin Shriyan - Bass
George Kollias – Drums
Track list: 
1. How The Mighty Have Fallen
2. An Unforgiving Truth
3. When The Hope Withers And Dies
4. This Burden Is Mine
5. Frail Fallible
6. The Failures Of Man
7. Where Worlds End
8. The Last Jester Dance
9. From Rubble And Ruin
Official Demonstealer Site
Official Demonstealer Bandcamp
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Thank you very much!  Kunal Choksi
  Label head/Editor/PR rep  Transcending Obscurity - webzine, record label and PR company    
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WHILE SUN ENDS -  “TERMINUS'BERGAMO “  (Italy)  GENRE: Progressive, Post Death Metal      FFO: Opeth, Katatonia, Manes, Isis, Cult of Luna, Novembre, Sunpocrisy etc.
We are pleased to announce that we will release Terminus, the new album by Italian progressive Death Metal band WHILE SUN ENDS. The tracks on the album cross the sound-spectrum and combine beautiful female vocals with death metal growls. While the album does span across a number of genres, the sound is quite similar in style to bands such as Katatonia, Opeth, Isis and Ihsahn. Terminus is the first album to feature new singer Stefania Torino and will be released on August 26 2016.
Terminus is the second full-length album by WHILE SUN ENDS. It contains 8 tracks written between 2012 and 2015 The album was mixed by Riccardo “Paso” Pasini (Ephel Duath, Handful of Hate, Blindead, Sunpocrisy...) at Studio73 (Ravenna – Italy) and mastered by Collin Jordan (Voivod, Pelican, Eyehategod, Ministry) at Boiler Room Studio (Chicago).
This work is a journey through knowledge, an act which builds cyclic ties with contacts, experiences and memory.
Thrown into existence and experiencing detachment, we realize that we are not alone, therefore, we find a measure to judge and love all that is around us, learning to tell what belongs to us from what doesn’t.
As our point of view is unique and not universal, we acknowledge that we can’t reach ultimate knowledge, but only a personal concept of reality, through which consciousness flows. That’s how we fit in the scheme of our society, which is the sum of all individualities and the place where perspectives collide and merge.
In the end, the recollection of what has been, makes us realize that our achievements in life are our actual starting points.
Terminus was chosen for the album title as this is the first album with the current members.
The word also means destination. In other words, the concept of this album is that somehow, departure and arrival match one another.
While Sun Ends is:
Stefania Torino - Vocals & Flute
Massimo Tedeschi - Guitars
Diego Marchesi - Guitars & Vocals
Carlo Leone - Bass, Vocals & EFX
Enrico Brugali – Drums
www.wooaaargh.com/whilesunends   www.whilesunends.bandcamp.com/album/terminus     www.youtube.com/watch?v=aZ4cMTOnzcU  
Greyhaze Records has announced the October 7 reissue of SARCOFAGO's DIE HARD on vinyl LP format. Beautifully packaged as a double-LP with Gatefold Jacket, the album will be available on black and limited-edition yellow vinyl, including an over-sized booklet and poster, as well as liner notes by SARCOFAGO front man Wagner Antichrist. 
Pre-order Die Hard at this location.
Die Hard is the only official, comprehensive collection of SARCOFAGO's demos. It includes material that had never before been made available, such as the band's very first demo recording, as well as material recorded for Rotting and The Laws of Scourge. SARCOFAGO's influence and legacy in the realm of Extreme Metal cannot be overstated. Classics like INRI, Rotting, and The Laws of Scourge have paved the way for a large number of bands spanning various genres such as Black and Death Metal. The band's demos have been shamelessly bootlegged for decades and demand for an official demos collection has been constant. 
Greyhaze Records has also partnered with artist Zbigniew Bielak (GHOST, WATAIN, etc.) to create the artwork for a very limited slipcase version of the vinyl reissue. Bielak had this to say about the project:
"It is always a thrill to work for a band that has shaped one's taste in music. Despite disbanding many years ago, still Sarcofago are the treasured ore to some of the most volatile fuel for the extreme metal scene. To me INRI may very well be the sole desert island album pick, when it comes to metal in general. Demos leading up to it's tainted conception, are among my favourite underground recordings, and its a great honor to be entrusted to contribute artwork for their long overdue official release." Check out more Zbignew Bielak at  www.facebook.com/zbigniewmbielak.
Greyhaze Records previously reissued Die Hard on Digipak CD and is available for purchase from the Greyhaze Store.
Stream Die Hard in its entirety at  https://greyhazerecords.bandcamp.com/album/die-hard
Track list:
1- Intro da Satanas
2- Satanas
3- Nightmare
4- Third Slaughter
5- Intro da Satanas
6- Satanas
7- Nightmare
8- Third Slaughter
9- Intro
10- Satanas
11- Nightmare
12- Third Slaughter
13-  The Black Vomit
14- INRI
15- Christ's Death
16- Desecration of Virgin
17- Satanic Lust
18- Alcoholic Coma
19- Secrets of a Window
20- Satanic Lust (Instrumental)
Finnish grind masters CANNIBAL ACCIDENT have teamed up with We Love Metal to stream "Dawn of the Dead", a track from their upcoming compilation album ENCYCLOPEDIA CANNIBALICIUM: Minimal Results With Maximal Effort.  The album is a compilation of the group's past recordings and will be released on July 29th 2016 to coincide with their European tour.
Listen to "Dawn of the Dead" here: 
https://www.welovemetal.com/newsite/wordpress/2016/07/19/exclusive-premiere-dawn-of-the-dead-by-cannibal-accident/
Buy Encyclopedia Cannibalicium: Minimal Results With Maximal Effort here: 
http://www.recordshopx.com/artist/cannibal_accident/encyclopaedia_cannibalicum_minimal_results_with_maximal_efforts/#472494
GRINDFUCKING RITUAL TOUR 2016:
 Fri 22/7 - RC Brooklyn - Brno (Cze)
Sat 23/7 - Pub Korba - Katowice (Pol)
Sun 24/7 - Pub Grodzka 42 - Krakow (Pol)
Mon 25/7 - Ozi Pub - Zory (Pol)
Wed 27/7 - Garage Pub, Tarnow (Pol)
Thu 28/7 - Rakwa Music Club, Roznava (Slk)
Fri 29/7 - Music Club Bezv - Jihlava (Cze)
Sat 30/7 - MC Fabrika - Ceske Budejovice (Cze)
Sun 31/7 - Orthodox Club - Mlada Boleslav (Cze)
Past praise for Cannibal Accident:
"28 minutes of gory death-grind, performed passionately and playfully by a trio of Finns who have actually been doing this since 2007.  Their music sounds like their album art looks – like a ghoul-possessed intestinal tract giving violent birth to even more grisly demon-innards, rending flesh without end.  If you’re gonna gore-grind, this is how you should do it:  phlegmy-wet and funny as hell."-DECIBEL
"How does one make a typical grindcore track, more fun than it already is? Cannibal Accident’s answer to this conundrum, is to pile in sections that are irresistible to mosh to. Amidst the fast, chaotic grind riffs are well placed parts that infect the listener with grooves so infectious, that dashing madly into the nearest person (or object) becomes mandatory. A demented sense of humour is to be expected from bands of this style and Cannibal Accident bring it in spades"-Transcending Obscurity
"Allow me to describe Ritual Paprika in just a few words: Gross. Raw. Extremely catchy. If you don’t find yourself nodding your head and pumping your fist at some point during these 16 tracks of gory grind/death metal, you may just be too old to party anymore."-Toilet ov Hell
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The title track off STARSPAWN, the full-length debut from Colorado death metal band BLOOD INCANTATION is now streaming at InvisibleOranges.com. 
The album is already receiving critical acclaim by metal journalists across the globe, including IO scribe Jon Rosenthal who calls the album "violent, ethereal, heavy, world-class death metal."
Experience "Starspawn" at this location.
Produced entirely in analog, the energy and magnetism of live BLOOD INCANTATION is tangibly melting through the speakers, and the songwriting, production and performance constellations have all fully aligned. 
Dark Descent Records will release the album on CD, vinyl, cassette and digital formats. 
The Stargate opens 8.19.16
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PAUL CHAIN - "ALKAHEST"  Genre:  Doom Metal  :  A completely self-taught multi-instrumentalist, he started playing the keyboard in 1968, the drums in 1970, guitar and bass in 1972, and became a vocalist in 1980. In 1977, together with Steve Sylvester, he founded Death SS, the historic Italian rock group known for its unique fusion of rock, horror theater and the occult.
Steve left the band in 1982, and was replaced by Sanctis Ghoram. By now the group had undergone a significant change; Paul had abandoned the occult and the band took an anti-satanic stance. The fans and the press didn’t understand this change of heart and continued to associate the band with the occult, made easy by the release of the Evil Metal 7” EP (their producer insisted on the title) in 1983.
At the same time a series of mysterious and ominous events threatened the stability of the group, and in 1984 Chain announced the break-up of Death SS, right at the precipice of a foreign record deal.
Paul Chain Violet Theatre made its debut in the same year with the legendary Detaching from Satan EP on Minotauro Records. The EP was Chain’s official manifest of his ideological about-face, and the first evidence of the artist’s continuous musical evolution.
Back in 1979, and as a member of Death SS, Chain founded the Paul Chain Group, an artistic project open to the widest and varied of musical influences with a propensity for improvisation, which makes up the artist’s stylistic and musical soul. With the Paul Chain Group, Chain started to develop his phonetic language style of singing.
The album marked the debut of a new approach to his band, and is a characteristic that will follow him throughout his career: no longer does he work with stable bandmates; rather he has a more or less consistent roster of musicians and collaborators (comprising ex-members of Death SS) that contribute to each album, or even to each track.
The vast number of releases in the years that followed (entrusted to other labels besides Minotauro) continued to incorporate various musical styles, from doom to psychedelic, from electronica to space rock, from prog-folk to speed metal.
It is worth noting that many of these stylistic facets were often found on the same album which often disoriented the listeners and critics who were not yet ready for such stylistic contaminations and digressions.
The name Paul Chain Violet Theatre, used for their first four albums, became simply Paul Chain in 1987; and in 1998 Chain began the side projects Paul Chain Experimental Information and Paul Chain The Improvisor.
The first represented particular musical experiments and collaborations, the second was a live act that showed Chain’s passion for improvisation. In 1992 Chain founded the cult label Day Records, a personal recording studio with the goal of achieving better artistic self-production. The project quickly became a point of referral for numerous underground Italian bands of various musical extractions, to whom Chain offered himself as producer.
This renewed technical and expressive freedom solidified in 1994 with the semi-electronic Dies Irae; but it was with 1995’s Alkahest that Chain gathered the greatest consensus of his career. It was solid and compact doom, and boasts the participation of Cathedral’s Lee Dorrian.
In the years that follow, Chain’s growing international fame allowed him to produce Semefo/Humus (Mexico) and to collaborate with Scott ‘Wino’ Weinrich (Obsessed, Saint Vitus) on two tracks for 2003’s Unreleased Volume 2. But all of this was posthumous work – by now Paolo Catena had announced the death of his alter-ego Paul Chain, further detaching and distancing himself from his past.
Fed up with society and the music business, Catena withdrew into a partial artistic hermitage, continuing to self-produce records of experimental rock under the name P.C. Translate and Paul Cat, and simply Paolo Catena. Most recently he has developed an interest in experimental video, abstract painting (he has been painting since the 70s) and electronic/ambient music.
His artistic path, eternally marked by musical evolutions and improvisations, pacifism and ambience, against the dehumanization of modern society, continues today, detached from the clamor of the modern world, and surging with positive energy.
TRACKLIST 
01 Roses of Winter
02 Living Today
03 Sand Glass
04 Three Water
05 Reality 1
06 Voyage to Hell
07 Static End
08 Lake Without Water
09 Sepulchral Life
10 Electric Funeral (bonus track)
Line Up: 
Paul Chain Guitar
Lee Dorrian Vocals in tracks 6,7,8 and 9
Fabrice Francese Bass
Mario Mariani Keyboards
Lux Spitfire Drums
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DECEMBRE NOIR – Video zu „SMALL.TOWN.DEPRESSION“ online! Die thüringische Death/Doom Ausnahmeband DECEMBRE NOIR wird am 12.08.2016 ihr neues und heiß erwartetes Album „Forsaken Earth“ über FDA Rekotz / Soulfood veröffentlichen.
Das Album wurde in den Chameleon Studios in Hamburg und den Chemical Burn Studios in Bad Kösen vom Project Mayhem produziert, aufgenommen, gemischt und gemastert.
Bereits heute könnt ihr euch vorab schon mal mit dem düsteren Video zu „Small.Town.Depression“ in Stimmung bringen:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-eyOoqTvoO8
„Forsaken Earth“ erscheint am 12.08.2016 als CD / Digipak / Digital über FDA Rekotz / Soulfood.
Der Vorverkauf läuft bereits über
 
WWW.FDA-REKOTZ.COM ,  es gibt limitierte Editionen und CD/Shirt Bundles. Seid schnell!
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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.
Line up
Cláudio "Guga" Rovel - Vocals
Alysson Irala - Guitars, Bass, Drum programming
TRACKLIST 
01 Karnofsky 100-71 (Arrogância Epistemológica)
02 Algofobia
03 Morte! Cínico! Expiação!
04 Karnofsky 70-41 (Ícaro)
05 Acalanto (Soothing Memories)
06 Tempos de Cólera
07 Tédio
08 Psicose
09 Vilipêndio Afetivo
10 Karnofsky 40-0 (Êxito Letal)
11 Vérmina Audioclastia Póstuma
Links: 
FACEBOOK   YOUTUBE
SEEDNA (Sweden) - 'FORLORN'  : 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
3. Passage 
4. Frozen 
5. Eternal 
6. Abyss 
7. O 
Transcending Obscurity Official Site
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Many thanks in advance! Kunal Choksi Owner/Label head/Artist Transcending Obscurity - webzine, record label and PR company 
 
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New Jersey thrash metal veterans OVERKILL will embark on a European headlining tour in November. Support on the trek will come from U.S. sludge metal kings CROWBAR, Aussie thrashers DESECRATOR and Israel-based metallers SHREDHEAD.
Commented OVERKILL vocalist Bobby "Blitz" Ellsworth: "Let the killing begin - yes, yes, yes, here we go again. With a lead foot and speed, and a hammering stampede, as our ears they will bleed... we are preparing to start recording our next project... indeed. The riffs and ideas have been flying and exploding, all systems are go and the 'wheels' are rolling. This October, the next OVERKILL, we will be there...will you?"
Killfest 2016 dates:
Nov. 02 - CH - Zürich - Dynamo
Nov. 03 - I - Brescia - Circolo Colony
Nov. 04 - I - Pinarella - Rockplanet Club
Nov. 05 - A - Graz - Explosiv
Nov. 06 - D - Stuttgart - LKA Longhorn
Nov. 07 - D - München - Backstage
Nov. 08 - D - Frankfurt - Batschkapp
Nov. 09 - D - Köln - Essigfabrik
Nov. 10 - D - Erfurt - HSD Erfurt
Nov. 11 - D - Osnabrück - Hyde Park
Nov. 12 - D - Weissenhäuser Strand/Ostsee - Metal Hammer Paradise
Nov. 13 - D - Berlin - SO36
Nov. 15 - PL - Warsaw - Progresja
Nov. 16 - PL - Krakow - Kwadrat
Nov. 17 - H - Budapest - Barba Negra Club
Nov. 18 - A - Vienna - Szene
Nov. 19 - CZ - Zlin - Winter Masters Of Rock
Other OVERKILL dates:
Jul. 13 - D - Balingen - Bang Your Head!!! Festival
Jul. 15 - S - Gävle - Gefle Metal Festival
Jul. 16 - E - Barcelona - Rock Fest
OVERKILL is scheduled to enter the studio this month to begin recording the drums for the follow-up to 2014's "White Devil Armory", tentatively due in October via Nuclear Blast.
Regarding how OVERKILL approaches the songwriting process nowadays, Blitz told Metal Wani: "What we do is we couple where came from and where we are. Where we came from is the days of rolling two-inch tape, being in a room together, feeling the music, feeling the walls, sweating... That's the old-school way of doing. So that's the way it's gotta start. But then as it starts developing, we start using more technology. We start using Pro Tools. We go to different studios and we'll work simultaneously. Dave [Linsk, guitar] will be in Florida doing some guitar leads. I might be in Jersey doing some vocals. D.D. [Verni, bass] might be dropping some bass down at his home studio. So it becomes this really cool process of being able to upload those files at the end of the day, have the other guy pull them down and go, 'Oh, I see what he's doing now.' So we use both. We're in the room together, and then later on it develops into a wonderful world of Pro Tools and file sharing over Dropbox."
Blitz also talked about the general musical direction of OVERKILL's new material and how it compares to some of the band's previous efforts. He said: "I never can really tell until it's done. I mean, that's always the surprise for me. I know even before we start the record it's gonna be an OVERKILL record. But when it's taking shape, I can't say it feels like this or it feels like that. It's more the more current OVERKILL. And what I mean by that is that it's got that 'Ironbound', 'The Electric Age', 'White Devil Armory' feel to it, with the way especially the drums have been written. And I think that's probably the only characteristic that is solid right now in this opinion, because everything else has changed around, which is kind of cool at this point."
OVERKILL played a special anniversary show on April 16 at Turbinenhalle 2 in Oberhausen, Germany. The evening saw the band perform their classic records "Horrorscope" (which is celebrating its 25th anniversary) and "Feel The Fire" (30th anniversary) in their entirety. And if that wasn't enough, the show was professionally filmed and recorded for an upcoming DVD and CD.
OVERKILL utilized a stand-in drummer - their soundman Eddy Garcia, who is also a member of the El Paso, Texas band PISSING RAZORS - for their recent European tour because the band's regular drummer, Ron Lipnicki, was forced to stay home due to undisclosed family issues.
Garcia previously played with OVERKILL for their appearance on the 2012 edition of the 70000 Tons Of Metal cruise.
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DISEMBALLERINA - "POISON GOWN" :  Genre:  Neoclassical/Funeral Doom :  Disemballerina’s core commiserated and lit their first floor candles in 2009 with a friendship sparked between guitarist Ayla Holland and violist/harpist Myles Donovan. Veterans of many louder bands over the years in the D.I.Y. Metal scene on both coasts, the two bonded over a shared love of chamber music, funereal doom and ritualistic ceremony as well as a mutual estrangement in their participating subcultures due to being out, freakish and queer. Originally a 3 piece joined by cellist Melissa Collins, the band has gone through a number of other string players over the years, collaborating in the past with Lost Lockets violinist Fiona Petra, cellist Celeste Nguyen, viola player Marit Schmidt of Vradiazei/Sangre De Muerdago, and currently, cellist and composer Jennifer Christensen (of Sadhaka/Møllehøj).
Disemballerina recently soundtracked a fashion show and butoh performance for London based fashion designer Kumiko Tani (https://vimeo.com/145127271) , composed an intro for thrash metal band Order of The Gash on their last LP, and has played shows at locations as varied as abandoned train cars, morgues, art galleries, warehouses, small theatres, outdoor gazebos, chandeliered ballrooms, metal festivals and one memorial service.  Based out of Portland, Oregon they have acquired an international  fan-base and draw instrumental inspiration from themes such as datura poisoning, nursing home dementia, bulls impaling their madators, saturn returning, an herbal combination that made graverobbing possible during times of the plague, carpathia romanticized as both a mountain range and source of mental disassociation, playing a disgusting crone in dungeons and dragons, falling out of destructive love, gender roles explored in some of the later Oz books, turkish rapist decapitation and gay 9 year olds committing suicide.
Line Up: 
Jennifer Christensen—Cello
Myles Donovan—Viola, Harp, Machete
Ayla Holland—Acoustic Guitar, Bajo Quinto
TRACKLIST 
1. Impaled Matador
2. La Folia
3. That is the Head of One Who Toyed with My Honor
4. Phantom Limb
5. Year of the Horse
6. Styx
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MORTUARY DRAPE: a very special night to celebrate the 30th anniversary :  1986 – 2016: 30 years of history, 30 years lived without any compromises and unleashing some essential albums for the development of the most extreme international underground metal scene.
The Scandinavian black metal scene (and not only) owes something to monumental albums such as "Into the Drape", "All the Witches Dance", "Mourn Path", "Secret Sudaria" and so on.
Obviously we’re talking about MORTUARY DRAPE, that have decided to celebrate their 30th anniversary with a very special show! Many Italian and international important guests will take part in the event sharing the stage with the band to pay homage to Mortuary Drape history. All the performances and collaborations will be unique and exclusive!
But besides the concert there will be also many collateral events that will combine music, art and show!
We’re working on something terribly dark, and for now you have only to know that the date to save on your calendar is Saturday November 12th 2016. The location will be in Alessandria (North of Italy), band’s birthplace very close to Milano, Genova and Torino, the main airports. The organisation (supervised by Wildness Perversion himself) is also working on agreements with local hotels and B&Bs.
We will give you more details also about the first confirmed guests, surprises and special events as soon as possible!
The artwork of the event has been designed by WATAIN frontman Erik Danielsson.
MORTUARY DRAPE
1986-2016: 30th Anniversary Show
Saturday November the 12th 2016, Alessandria
Music, Art and Show for a very special occult night!
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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.
After being noted as the Best Unsigned Demo in the famous Brave Words & Bloody Knuckles webzine in 2005, co-operation with high-profile label Black Mark resulted in first album "The Lynch Lawyers" released during the same year. Unfortunately, the album did not receive the expected attention from the company and the ties with the label began to vanish, which led the second album "The End’s Façade" - harsher and darker than the debut - to be released in 2009 by the band itself. This album also led to the endorsement deal that provided the new 8-string Schecter Guitar Research tools for even more massive sound of Horricane.
After changes in the line-up and the release of a split 7" “Deportation” with the Estonian dark EBM masters Forgotten Sunrise, the five-piece has settled with the members who hide behind secretive names like DRX (vocals), WRZ and MRT (guitars), TRK (bass) and MDX (drums) although they are not unknown in the local metal scene - all guys have been in various metal bands since the nineties, playing from black to industrial and from hardcore to progressive.
 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.
Line Up: 
DRX - Vocals
WRZ - Guitars
MRT - Guitars
TRK - Bass
MDX – Drums
TRACKLIST 
01 - Synthetic Forms
02 - Starblind
03 - Leper Nation
04 - Synthetic Forms (Kaspar TORN remix)
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TRAUMA STREAM "ESCAPE INTO THE SHADOWS" . Polish death metal legends TRAUMA have teamed up with MetalRecusants.com to stream "Escape Into the Shadows". The track is taken from the album INVISIBLE REALITY + PROMO 1991 which is being released via Deformeathing Productions tomorrow.
Stream "Escape Into the Shadows" here: 
 
http://metalrecusants.com/2016/07/07/trauma-stream-track-from-upcoming-reissue-of-classic-invisible-reality-and-promo-1991-demos/
Order Invisible Reality + Promo 1991 here
  http://en.deformeathing.com/index.php/trauma-invisible-reality-promo-1991-cd.html
Invisible Reality + Promo 1991 is a special deluxe CD and includes an awesome 16 page booklet with liner notes written by guitarist Jarosław "Mister" Misterkiewicz. Also included on the CD is the band's previously unreleased "Promo 1991" demo. This is *true* death metal for true maniacs! 
New cover produced by Archard Studios with booklet done by Mentalporn.
Trauma Invisible Reality/Promo 1991 line-up:
Mister- Guitars, Lyrics
Mały- Drums
Skocz- Vocals
Bubi- Bass-Lyrics
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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.
Line Up: 
Chaos - Vocals, Bass
Kveldulfur - Guitar, Backvox
Grom – Drums
TRACKLIST 
1. Der Kegel der Stille        
2. Einst war ich blutleer
3. Sündenrausch
4. Der Hoffnung Aasfresser
5. Nyktophobie
6. Die Verdammten der Hybris
7. Grausige Melodien        
8. Sphären einer düsteren Elegie
9. Nekromantie
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GROND (Russia) - 'WORSHIP THE KRAKEN'   : Genre - Crushing Death Metal :  For fans of - Bolt Thrower, Benediction, Unleashed, Hail of Bullets, Sinister, Master
Grond have been going from strength to strength since their inception. I thought their last album was tremendous, but this new one just blows it out of the water. Utterly immense, the music hearkens back to the time when bands indeed went the heavy route, when the riffs mattered most, not to mention the bludgeoning percussion. This is no-frills death metal but it's as solid as it can possibly get. It'll crush the living cells out of you. All of them. Reminiscent of British death metal bands among others, this bass-heavy, juggernaut of a band will cause a new apocalypse all over again. This encapsulates everything you ever liked about death metal and blows it out of proportion. With stunning continuous 3-panel artwork done by Daemorph (their bassist), it literally adds a new dimension to their music. Listen to this ponderous beast and remain agape. 
Album Line-up:
Kist – Drums, Vocals 
Dust – Guitar 
Raze – Guitar 
Daemorph – Bass
Track list:
1. Invocation 
2. Kronos the Devourer
3. Steel Coffins 
4. White Waters of South 
5. Blood Monk (Goatlord cover) 
6. Worship the Kraken 
7. Below the Thunders... 
8. Devonian Tyrant 
9. Japetus the Ice Gate (feat Lasse Pyykkö of HOODED MENACE) 
10. Typhoon is Coming (feat Kostek Dolganov of INTERNAL DAMAGE, CHAMBER OF TORTURE)
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Cheers! Kunal Choksi Owner/Label head/Artist Transcending Obscurity - webzine, record label and PR company   www.tometal.com    www.facebook.com/transcendingobscurity
Third Eye Temple have teamed up with Toilet ov Hell to premiere the lyric video for "Anaesthesia Dolorosa" by USELESS. The track is taken from their forthcoming debut album Absence of Grace due to be released on September 2nd 2016.
Stream "Anaesthesia Dolorosa" at this location 
http://www.toiletovhell.com/premier-useless-anaesthesia-dolorosa-lyric-video/
Absence of Grace consists of five tracks of absolute black metal madness with only one message:  You are of no meaning. You are useless. All you can do is tighten the noose.
USELESS bridges the gap between Norwegian black metal and the US black metal scene. It is slow and hypnotic, yet cold and depressive at the same time. The sound is best described as old Burzum meets Xasthur and "Demise" era Nachtmystium. Towards the gallows, into the ultimate nightmare.
Cover photo by Ihasan art with design and colours originated by Mentalporn.
Line-up:
M: Guitars/Bass
Z: Drums
J: Vocals
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MERCYLESS reveal all details about new album "PATHETIC DIVINITY" : After the release of the free digital single "Altered Divination" on June 3rd, legendary Death Metal veterans MERCYLESS are now revealing further details about their new, sixth, studio full-length, "Pathetic Divinity".
This new effort is set for an October 7th release and marks the second step of the band's 30th anniversary celebrations, which started one month ago and will last throughout the end of 2016 and the whole of 2017.
The album, produced by Philippe Reinhalter at the Psykron Studio (PUTRID OFFAL, DIVISION ALPHA...) and mastered by Frédéric Motte at the Conkrete Studio (ANATA remasters, OTARGOS, PUTRID OFFAL...), will be available for pre-orders on August 29th, 2016 on the following physical supports:
CD:
DIGI CD: 1000 copies limited edition first print three panels Deluxe DigiSleeve CD with matte lamination featuring three bonus tracks,
BOXSET (exclusive to the artist and label): 100 hand-numbered copies collector Deluxe Boxset with exclusive alternative artwork coming with the above DigiSleeve CD, a 36x24cms poster, a 12x12cms autographed band picture, a 12x12cms vinyl sticker, a silkscreened 12x12cms patch and a guitar pick
VINYL:
300 hand-numbered copies limited edition Deluxe red and black gatefold 12" vinyl LP
50 copies (exclusive to the band and label) of the above coming with a 36x24cms autographed poster,
CASSETTE:
100 collector copies cassette tapes,
And, last but not least, 3 ultra collector bundles with the above Boxset CD, gatefold marbled vinyl with poster, cassette tape, t-shirt / girlie and an autographed test pressing copy of the album!
The album will obviously also be available as digital download and streaming and the release accompanied with a new line of textile merchandising including t-shirts, girlies, male and female tank tops and sweat-shirts.
MERCYLESS are currently working on European tours to celebrate both the album and their 30th anniversary so expect them to bring the unholy Metal ov Death on a stage near you in the near future!
TRACK LISTING
Blood of Lambs
Pathetic Divinity
A Representation of Darkness
My Name Is Legion
Exhort the Heretic
Left to Rot
Eucharistic Adoration
Christianist
How Deep Is Your Hate?
Liturgiæ
Bless Me Father [2015 version] *
Probably Impure [2015 version] *
Eucharistic Adoration [2015 version] *
* CD first print bonus tracks taken from the 2015 split vinyl with CRUSHER
Total running time: 33:53 [LP] / 45:34 [CD with bonus tracks]
Total running time: 10:00
DISCOGRAPHY
2016 – “Pathetic Divinity”
2016 – “Altered Divination” (single)
2015 – “Live Offerings” (official bootleg)
2015 – “Blast from the Past” (split EP w/ Crusher)
2013 – “Unholy Black Splendor”
2012 – “Vision from the Past – Live 1989” (official bootleg)
2011 – “In Memory of Agrazabeth” (compilation)
2000 – “Sure to Be Pure”
1996 – “C.O.L.D.”
1993 – “Coloured Funeral”
1991 – “Abject Offerings”
1990 – “Vomiting Nausea” (EP)
LINE-UP
Max Otero – guitars & vocals
Gautier Merklen – guitars
Matthieu Merklen – bass
Laurent Michalak – drums
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HOSTAGE OF FATE - "II"  : Genre:  Death metal/ Grindcore : The band consists of Achilles Karageorgiou (vocals, all instruments) and George Adamidis (guitars, bass), two childhood friends from Rhodes, Greece.
Their  first album came out in May 5th 2013 entitled "At First, Man Tried to Create God...and He Succeeded." Its style can be described as Death/Thrash metal in the style of the late 80's/early 90's music groups where, as it has been said, the genres didn't have so much importance and everything was simply "metal".
Line Up: 
Achilles Karageorgiou
George Adamidis
TRACKLIST 
1.We will Pierce the Heavens by Tearing you Apart
2. The Deathbed
3. Time
4. Would you Ever Bring us Peace?
5. Skydive
6. Dead
7. Zombie
8. She, the One
9. Red Blue Black
10. I Love You
11. Stardust
12. The Conversation
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ARGONAUTA RECORDS releases the third volume of the annual FREE CD SAMPLER DEVOURING THE MOUNTAINS : From the label: “DEVOURING THE MOUNTAINS VOL.III is now available here: https://argonautarecords.bandcamp.com/album/devouring-the-mountains-vol-iii as FREE DOWNLOAD! This is our annual CD sampler, (not everything but) just a taste of what happened in the Argonauta Records HQ in the latest 12 months, also featuring songs from our new releases! KILLER BANDS, KILLER ALBUMS from the Doom, Stoner, Post Metal, Heavy Psych, Noise Rock scene. Make sure to grab it, share and enjoy!”.
1. HOLLOW LEG - Coils 05:08
2. BENEATH THE STORM - Lucid Nightmare 05:02
3. DEE CALHOUN - Rotgut 04:19
4. LOWBURN - Powerfreak 07:50
5. FRANK SABBATH - Flying Peacock 04:22
6. AMONG GODS - Tempest 04:48
7. SURYA - Resurrection of Care 07:36
8. SHE HUNTS KOALAS - Plague 06:50
9. WOWS - Hades 09:11
10. MUSCHIO - Fuzz Ceremony 03:26
11. FILTH IN MY GARAGE - Black and Blue 04:30
12. JORDAAN - Radius and Construction... 9:02
13. RETURN FROM THE GRAVE - Soul's Grime 04:54
14. MOUNTAIN TAMER - Vixen 06:14
15. LIGHTSUCKER - Doomsday Artillery 04:51
16. EYES FRONT NORTH - Axis 08:53
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HYPONIC (Hong Kong) - '前行者'  :  Genre - Harrowing Doom Metal : For fans of - Funeral Moth, Sigh, Tyranny, Esoteric, Monolithe, Ea
On their 20th anniversary, Hyponic from Hong Kong release their new album after a gap of over a decade. Titled '
前行者', the mysterious band venture into newer realms - exploring dark ambient sounds, atmospheric black metal bits and all out melancholy. The music here is like the darker form of Funeral Moth - the atmospheric bits sink deeper into the consciousness, causing an emotive purge of all the repressed negativities in life. It's a slow, ongoing process, like a soul-transferring ritual of sorts, taking place mentally using the medium of sound. Upon listening to the entire weird and unpredictable album, I can say with confidence that Hyponic are without parallels. It's a unique expression in the genre of atmospheric/funeral/'extreme' death/doom - if it can even be called any of that. Weird Truth Productions, the master in deciphering obscure doom, has unleashed another gem in the genre. 
Album Line-up:
Roy - Drums
Wah - Vocals, Guitars 
Mei Fun - Bass
Track list:
1.
前行者
2.
誅滅零八
3.
最後陳述
4.
寧劈不回
5.
飄流
6. Intro (Virus cover)
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Hyponic Official Facebook

Cheers! Kunal Choksi Owner/Label head/Artist
  Transcending Obscurity - webzine, record label and PR company  
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AKRAL NECROSIS to bring THE UNDERLIGHT this October :
For a good while now, Akral Necrosis are working on their new full-length, the second in the history of the group. Recordings are still ongoing at Studio148 under the supervision of Marius Costache, but the process is near its end. Time has come for the band to announce the name of the new material:The title of the second Akral Necrosis opus is "Underlight".
The contrasting juxtaposition of the two words is appropriate and necessary to incorporate multiple meanings, evoked by the lyrical content of the material. Unlike the band’s debut album, "Pandemic Dominion", built around a narrative line, their upcoming effort quits the classic format, but keeps a well-defined conceptual axis, framed by a more violent and elaborate sound.
After the successful collaboration that led to the release of the (inter)SECTION split, Loud Rage Music and Akral Necrosis are joining forces again scheduling the release of this heinous Black Thrash Metal monster titled “Underlight” at the beginning of October.  The release date is itself part of the constellation of symbols used by the group.
"Underlight" will contain nine songs that revolve around a bleak concept: death, the other gift of birth, the only absolute certainty, concrete and ineffable, at the antipode of an inextricable existence.
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LOUD RAGE MUSIC SUMMER SAMPLER

Now available here
 
https://loudragemusic.bandcamp.com/album/loud-rage-music-summer-sampler-2016  and highly recommended for free streaming, embed, downloading, sharing the first label sampler from Loud Rage Music featuring tracks from all materials released so far and some to be released in the near future from the following bands: 
Whispering Woods (Symphonic Gothic Doom Metal)
Grieving Mirth (Atmospheric Post Black Metal)
Ordinul Negru (Occult Black Metal)
Akral Necrosis (Occult Thrash Black Metal)
Marchosias (Experimental Black Metal)
Tragacanth (Symphonic Melodic Black Death Metal)
Ashaena (Pagan Folk Black Metal)
Blutrina (Looney Fuckin' Grind)
False Reality (Melodic Death Metal)
Please support and share it!
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# Die ersten 40 Hefte der aktuellen Ausgabe sind verschickt !
# Heute gehts zur geilsten "Gartenparty" der Welt zum IN FLAMMEN FESTIVAL nach Torgau ! Man sieht sich !
# Neben nem ganzen Arsch voll an Neuigkeiten gibts auch einiges an neuen metallischen Terminen hier zu entdecken
Rocker! Bad Omen Records ist ein britisches Heavy-Rock-Label, das von einem alten Bekannten geführt wird.  Will Palmer kennen viele von Euch noch als einen der Köpfe hinter Rise Above Records und natürlich von den famosen Angel Witch. Bei Bad Omen setzt Will ausschließlich auf Heavy Rock mit Old-School-Werten.
Eins der neuen Pferde im Stall sind die schicken WRETCH, die – logo – altschulig durch die Speaker rocken.  Der Dreier steht für erstklassigen Doom und versteht darunter glücklicherweise mehr als das Aneinanderreihen klassischer Black-Sabbath-Riffs.  Doom kommt für WRETCH aus Herz, Seele und Bauch.
Bandkopf Karl Simon (g./v.) weiß, wovon er hier spricht, hinterließ er doch in der Szene bereits mit den schwer kultigen GATES OF SLUMBER eine eindrucksvolle Duftmarke.
  Sein neues Powertrio WRETCH entstand nach dem Tod von Gates-Of-Slumber-Kollege Jason McCash. Simon feuert unter dem neuen Banner einige seiner tollsten Riffs überhaupt ab, checkt zum Beispiel ´Icebound´ und das programmatisch betitelte ´Rest In Peace´.
Das gesamte Album handelt von der Freundschaft zu McCash, dem Drogenmissbrauch der Beiden und dem Tod des Freundes.
  "Wretch" ist ein durch und durch trauriges Werk und doch – oder sollten wir sagen: genau deshalb? – ist es grandios, fesselnd, tiefgehend.  Ein wahres Doom-Manifest! Lasst Euch begeistern!  
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EINHEIT PRODUKTIONEN News :  
VIKE TARE – Feed The Flames  (CD/Digital)   Frisian Pagan Black Metal mit u.a. drei Interpretationen deutscher Balladen aus der Feder von Otto Ernst, Detlev von Liliencron und Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. VÖ: 02.09.2016
SURTURS LOHE – Seelenheim (Digi-CD/Ltd. Box/Digital) : Anlässlich des 20-jährigen Bestehens der natur-verbundenen Pagan-Metal-Band aus Thüringen erscheint  das neue Werk als Digi-CD & limitierte Box inkl. Patch, Poster, 2 Bonustracks und dem remasterten„Urda“- Demo. VÖ: 02.09.2016
FIMBULVET – Heidenherz (Digi-2-CD/Digital) : Die beiden legendären ersten  Alben der Thüringer Pagan-Metal-Band: „Ewiger Winter“ & „Der Ruf in goldene Hallen“ inkl. 4 exklusiven Bonus-Songs, welche nur hier zu finden sind. VÖ: 02.09.2016
SAXORIOR – Saksen (12‘‘ LP) : Bald endlich auch auf Vinyl erhältlich. Limitiert auf 300 Stück auf schwarzem Vinyl. Co-Operation with
 
BLACK MEGALITH VINYL. VÖ: 25.11.2016
LUX DIVINA – Walk Within The Riddle (CD/Ltd. Edition/12“LP/Digital) : Das Rätsel des Lebens, des Todes und aller Dinge in der Natur. Ein tiefsinniges, poetisches, tragisches und romantisches Konzept. Vinyl-Co-Operation mit
BLACK MEGALITH VINYL.VÖ: 16.12.2016
AETHERNAEUM – Zwischen zwei Welten (7‘‘-Vinyl & MP3-Download-Code) : Zur Überbrückung der Wartezeit auf das nächste Album veröffentlicht die deutsche Folk-Black-Metal-Band eine Vinyl-EP mit 2 exklusiven, neuen Songs. VÖ: 02.09.2016
Einheit Produktionen  PF 1101  03116 Drebkau     www.einheit-produktionen.de     https://de-de.facebook.com/pages/Einheit-Produktionen/128789703817010        
ROCKHARZ 2016: Weitere wichtige Infos . In großen Schritten nährt sich das diesjährige ROCKHARZ Open Air. Kurz vor Festivalstart gibt es noch einige Infos zu verkünden.
Leider mussten die Doom Metaller DRACONIAN ihren Auftritt absagen ( das komplette Statement findet ihr hier ) . Als Ersatz konnten die Veranstalter mit WINTERSTORM eine der heißesten Power Metal Bands Süddeutschlands ergattern, die sicherlich Songs ihres kommenden Albums „Cube Of Infinity“ (VÖ: 19.08.2016 via NoiseArt Records) mit im Gepäck haben werden.
Des Weiteren haben J.B.O. und KISSIN' DYNAMITE ihre Slots bei der AFM-Labelnight getauscht, die aktualisierte Running Order gibt es hier:  http://www.rockharz-festival.com/running-order-2016
Im Downloadbereich auf der Homepage des ROCKHARZ Festivals stehen den Besuchern zudem weitere wichtige Infos zum Download bereit. U.a. der Geländeplan, der Geländeplan für das Infield, alle wichtigen Öffnungszeiten und die Autogrammstundenzeiten am Stand von metal.de und AFM Records. Der Downloadbereich ist hier erreichbar: http://www.rockharz-festival.com/infos/downloadbereich
Das ROCKHARZ 2016 findet vom 07. - 09. Juli 2016 auf dem Flugplatz Ballenstedt statt.
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JAKA sind zurück! Und haben unlängst erste Infos zum neuen Album "THE GOLDEN ANTHROPOCENE" veröffentlicht! Neben der Tracklist, die ihr unten findet, gibt es nun auch ein erstes Video zum Song "Weiß" online.
Das Video feiert exklusive Premiere bei Oeticket.com:  http://service.oeticket.com/videopremiere-japanische-kampfhoerspiele-weiss/
racklist für "The Golden Anthropocene"
01. Verklappt
02. Weiß
03. Planeten planieren
04. Antisein
05. Ping
06. Posthumane Weltregierung
07. Reiz-Reaktion-Automat
08. Der Untergrund
09. Folter und gezieltes Töten
10. Pimmel kneten
11. Tellerrand (feat. Junge of EA80)
12. Mitmachdiktatur
13. Burnout ausgesessen
14. Absolution in spe
15. Der Durchschnittsmensch
16. Smart
17. Weltorganismus
18. Tag 1 nach den Menschen (feat. Christian Markwald von Diaroe)
19. Aus dem Mark der Nebenniere 2016
20. Verpasst (Bonus Track CD) / Beyond Earth (Bonus Track LP)
www.japanischekampfhoerspiele.de
Gordeon Music - Zelterstraße 8 - 10439 Berlin   info@gordeonmusic.de
Dear friends! METAL SCRAP RECORDS and DRUKNROLL band invite you to take a part in the international project of making the video of the song "The Heroes Of the War". Just take your camera or smartphone and go down in history of Metal!
The main idea of the video is to show the military burial places of the Second World War in Europe and to remind everybody of the heroes, who were killed in the fights against fascism.
With your help, we want to collect videos of military burial places of Europe and the whole world for making this video. Of course, it's hard, but it's worth doing it, because we have to remember the history.
If you're interesting in it, make an application before the 1st of September and send it to metalscraprecords@gmail.com
Video requirements:
- Full HD(1920х1080)
- Max 2 minutes
- 5-8 different Plans
- A few of close-ups
- The video should be dinamic
- Indicate the places of shooting (the name, city/town, country)(Eng)
- Indicate the author's name (name, surname, country)(Eng)
http://www.metalscraprecords.com/
CARNAGE INC. (Mumbai, India) - 'FURY INCARNATE' EP  : Genre - Thrash Metal : After Exalter and Armament, Carnage Inc. are the newest thrash metal band on the block and their flair is different. Using local flavour to spice up the sound, this band's music is vibrant, energetic and adrenaline-charged. 'Fury Incarnate' is the band's first foray into the international space and they've got the chops for it, evidently. Each song has its specialty, incorporating influences from punk, crossover and local themes to create an album unlike other, one that's refreshing and not relying too much on the tried-and-tested template. Though undeniably old school, Carnage Inc. breathe new life into the style and show others how it is to be done. Watch out for this band that's bound to leap out and devour the posers. 
Album Line-up:
Varun Panchal - Rhythm Guitar/Vocals 
Navin Mudaliyar - Lead Guitar 
Jason Dias - Bass/Backing vocals 
Moinuddin Farooqui - Drums 
Track list:
1. Dawn
2. Defiled
3. Fury Incarnate
4. Day of Delirium
5. Ungod
Carnage Inc. Label Bandcamp (Pre-orders are ON!)
Transcending Obscurity Official Site
Carnage Inc. Facebook
Transcending Obscurity Facebook
Cheers! Kunal Choksi
  Owner/Label head/Artist Transcending Obscurity - webzine, record label and PR company   
www.tometal.com    www.facebook.com/transcendingobscurity
INBREEDING SICK -  “SICKNESS AND PLAGUES”  Is available inbreeding sick second full length CD called “sickness and Plagues” include 8 new tracks and 2 old tracks recording  in live sessions, 34:37 min of fucking and extreme brutal death metal from Colombia... this CD is Release for the USA label Sevared Rec.
Colombia $20.000 (no incluye envio)
World US$10 (no shipping include)
inbreedingsick@gmail.com
Link to listen one track  / Enlace para escuchar un tema:   https://soundcloud.com/inbreedingsick/inbreeding-sick-p-w-sickness-and-plagues-cd
RIBSPREADER (Sweden) - 'SUICIDE GATE - A BRIDGE TO DEATH'   : Genre - Old School Death Metal :  For fans of - Paganizer, Entombed, Edge of Sanity, Putrevore, Grave, Avulsed
Rogga Johansson, the unstoppable death metal force, is back with a new release and this time it's of Ribspreader - the veteran death metal band with already five full lengths out. On their sixth and latest one, the music is as you would expect it to be - ball-stomping, crunchy and like a hulking juggernaut. Think of the best moments of Grave, Entombed and Carnage and update the sound with extra vitriol and hooks and you've got an idea of what this beast sounds like. Expect a tinge of the melodic sensibilities of bands like Edge of Sanity and Centinex, and you've got a well-rounded death metal album on your hands. Xtreem Music continues to propagate the genius of Rogga Johansson, first by releasing albums of Putrevore, and now this powerhouse. 
Album Line-up:
Rogga Johansson - guitar, bass, vocals
Andreas Karlsson - guitar
Brynjar Helgetun - drums 
Track list:
1. Descent of the Morbid 
2. Centuries of Filth 
3. Elegi 
4. The Suffering Earth 
5. A Worthless Breed 
6. World Dismemberment 
7. In Mankind's Rotting Grip 
8. The Remains in the Wall 
9. Under Ash-Filled Skies 
Xtreem Music Official Site
Xtreem Music Bandcamp
Ribspreader Official Facebook
Xtreem Music Official Facebook

Cheers! Kunal Choksi Owner/Label head/Artist
  Transcending Obscurity - webzine, record label and PR company  
www.tometal.com    www.facebook.com/transcendingobscurity
STORMTIDE - "WRATH OF AN EMPIRE"  : Genre:  Symphonic Death metal :  Metal Hell Records is proud to announce the addition of Australian fantasy metallers STORMTIDE to it's growing ranks of metal warriors!
STORMTIDE is a High-Fantasy inspired Symphonic Death metal band formed in Melbourne, Australia in late 2013. Since that time STORMTIDE has toured extensively to the major hubs in Australia including Sydney, Adelaide and Dubbo - playing alongside elite international artists such as Eluveitie, Finntroll and Gloryhammer as part of various tour support endeavors.
Described as "Fantasy Metal” by most, STORMTIDE combines heavily orchestrated movements with uniquely heavy guitar and drum work. Paired with deeply guttural vocals, an intense live show involving swords, sorcery and stylish full plate armor and an intricately woven story centering on the adventures of the Warrior, the Prince and the Magician.
Having released the critically acclaimed EP “A Skald's Tale” and the highly lauded “As Two Worlds Collide” single, both available for streaming and download at the bands Bandcamp page. STORMTIDE has spent the better part of three years perfecting their debut album. Which will make it's appearance on US label Metal Hell Records in the summer of 2016 on CD and Digital.
STORMTIDE has become a staple of the Australian metal scene and is now setting its sight on shores beyond.
Line Up: 
Reuben Stone - Keyboards/Orchestrations/Vocals
Taylor Stirrat - Vocals
Tyson Richens - Guitars/Vocals
Jake Pickering - Drums
Simon Fragiotta - Bass
Nic Woodhouse – Guitars
TRACKLIST 
1.Wrath of an Empire
2. As Two Worlds Collide
3. Dawnsinger
4. Conquer the Straits
5. Sage of Stars
6. A Heroes Legacy
7. Ride to Ruin
8.Ascension
9. The Green Duck
FACEBOOK    LABEL   BANDCAMP
ROTTING OBSCENE - "DEPTHS OF DECAY" : Genre:  Technical Death Metal : Virginia's Rotting Obscene stormed onto the death metal scene in 2011 with an impressive 4 song demo. They have returned in 2016 with their debut full-length album Depths Of Decay. The band features members of Darkness Remains and Human Infection. They've shared the stage with Ulcerate, Cannabis Corpse and many others. Their brand of highly skilled technical death metal is sure to please fans of Abhorrent and Suffocation.
Line Up: 
Eric Conrad- Guitar and Vocals
Jonathan Fralick- Guitar and Vocals
Chris Hylton- Drums
Andrew Mathews- Bass
TRACKLIST 
1.Audient Void
2. Cataclysmic Advent
3. Depths of Decay
4. Nightmares of the Forlorn
5. The Awakening
6. Paths of Deception
7. Abhorrent Reprisal
8. Temporal Diminishment
9. Metamorphic Transcendence
10. Absence of Light
11. Warstorm
12. Defacing Divinity 
FACEBOOK    LABEL    BANDCAMP
COLOSSO (Portugal) - 'OBNOXIOUS' :  Genre - Dissonant Death Metal : Colosso from Portugal emerge with their latest. Playing death metal with a new vision, their sound is breaking the shackles of the style, as Colosso innovate and involve elements dissonant and industrial. While most bands use the black metal template, Colosso merge the abstract sounds into a coherent death metal template, one that seethes and squirms with shades of darkness. A mesmerizing epic, 'Obnoxious' is an immersive album from start to finish, remaining unpredictable yet consistently superior. It will go down as one of the most daring and ambitious albums in the style this year - a vision so profound and brilliantly executed is bound to change the perception death metal has. Colosso remain proudly indulgent, self-sufficient and confident of their new sound. 
Album Line-up:
André Lourenço - Bass
André Macedo - Vocals
António Carvalho - Guitar
Marcelo Aires - Drums
Max Tomé - Guitar
Track list:
1. In Memoriam
2. The Unrepentant
3. Of Hollow Judgements
4. As Resonance
5. Soaring Waters
6. Seven Space Collisions
7. To Purify
8. Sentience
9. A Noxious Reflection
Colosso Official Site
Colosso Official Bandcamp
Colosso Official Facebook
Colosso Official BigCartel

Cheers!
  Kunal Choksi  Owner/Label head/Artist  Transcending Obscurity - webzine, record label and PR company  
www.tometal.com   www.facebook.com/transcendingobscurity
Swiss Melodic Death Metal band XAON will release its debut EP FACE OF BALAAM on October 16, 2016. The official video for first single "Discrowned," featuring vocals by SOILWORK's Björn "Speed" Strid, can be viewed at this location.
Brilliant melodies combine with the aggression of Death Metal throughout Face of Balaam, yet that description doesn't quite do justice to the range of styles influencing the sound of XAON. Consider the contributions of legendary acts like ANATHEMA, TYPE O NEGATIVE, MY DYING BRIDE, SOILWORK, DEMONICAL, ULVER, and even Finnish act DISGRACE's early-to-mid 90s output, and you'll get the picture.
Face of Balaam was produced and arranged by band members Vinc and Flo, recorded between June and August 2015, mixed and mastered by Julian at Parallel Focus Studios. Vocals engineered by Rob Carson at Carsonian Sound Solutions. All vocals, except "Discrowned," by were performed by Franco-American singer Rob Carson. Samples on "How we become Ephemeral Birds" and "Discrowned" by J.-P. Lana. The album artwork was  created by Californian artist and painter Erik Burton Kirchner.
Track Listing:
1. How We Become Ephemeral Birds
2. Discrowned
3. When the Everlasting Gardens Die Away
4. The Soulcleaner
5. Veins like Burned Trees (The Awe That Walketh in Obscurity, Part 1)
In other news, XAON be touring Europe with SIRENIA, TYR, UNLEASH THE ARCHERS, and RELICSEED in November. Tour dates below:
Nov 10 Berlin, Germany @ Postbahnhof
Nov 11 Rostock, Germany @ Alte Zuckerfrabrik
Nov 12 Aalborg, Denmark @ Aalborg Metal Fest
Nov 13 Hamburg, Germany @ Logo
Nov 14 Gdansk, Poland @ B90
Nov 15 Erfurt, Germany @ From Hell
Nov 16 Prague, Czech Republic @ Nova Chmelnice
Nov 17 Wien, Austria @ Viper Room
Nov 18 Zug, Switzerland @ Galvanik
Nov 19 Monthey, Switzerland @ Pont Rouge
Nov 20 Weinheim, Germany @ Cafe Central
Nov 21 Cologne, Germany @ Essigfabrik
Nov 22 Leiden, Netherlands @ Gebr, de Nobel
Nov 23 Amstelveen, Netherlands @ P60
Nov 24 Arnhem, Netherlands @ Willemmen
Nov 25 Roeselare, Belgium @ De Verlichte Geest
Nov 26 TBA
Nov 27 London, United Kingdom @ O2 Academy Islington
http://www.xaonmusic.com/    www.facebook.com/xaonmusic
Comatose Music and NEUROGENIC have teamed up to bring you what will certainly be one of the most devastating releases of 2016! The band's debut, OUROBORIC STAGNATION, is a brutal overdose of scorching guttural death metal in the vein of Putridity and Disgorge (USA). 
Ahead of the album's September 2 release, the band has posted a YouTube stream of "Spirited Bloody Emisis." Get brutalized at this location
Track Listing:
1. Absorption of Oblivion
2. Subdural Breeding
3. Immersion
4. Warden Domain
5. Endless Outrage
6. Vortex of Uncreation
7. Allotriophagical Obsession
8. Soul Entralled
9. Spirited Bloody Emesis
10. Ouroboric Stagnation
11. Eternal Path of Enslaved
Neurogenic is comprised of an elite international line-up formed in early 2012 by guitarist Vlad Melnik (Derogation) of Ukraine. He soon recruited the superior drum skills of Marco Pitruzzella (Six Feet Under) from the United States, and followed by adding Russian bassist Anton Zhikharev (Fleshbomb). While recording their two song demo entitled Subdural Breeding, vocalist Matteo Bazzanella (Indecent Excision) from Italy joined the band to complete the line-up and make Neurogenic an underground death metal juggernaut. In addition to this amazing line-up there are also several respectable guest performers on this album. 
www.facebook.com/Neurogenicmetal   www.comatosemusic.com
Hello! OF FIRE - Swedish death metal looking for label deal to release new album! You can listen to two tracks exclusively here - https://soundcloud.com/user-174429814/sets/of-fire-two-tracks-preview/s-k8qMe
And in case if this fits you and you could be interested - please drop me a line so I'll send you archive with entire album. Thank you!
Of fire was discovered by Tomas Skogsberg, he believed in the band and took them under his wings in the fall of 2012 and recorded their debut album "Carnage fever".
Now with lots of local and national gigs, playing festivals and an european tour, they're back out of Sunlight studio with their second album "Death do us all" wich is planned to be released in autumn 2016 
They're hitting the road once again in November, this time heading for Russia to promote the new album and to bring the metal world to it's knees and start over where it all went wrong. 
"Of fire is a death metal band from Sweden. They play "heavy as shit" death metal/death n roll with a raw attitude.
The music is relativly simple and to the point, Good riffs always being the main focus.
Words like "feeling" and "energy" being far more important than "technical" and "fast". 
With a genuine sound moulded from five childhood friends, including the Thunell brothers, they have been playing metal since their early teenage years, steadily forging their musical identity.
They are hear to point the middle finger to it all!"
https://www.facebook.com/Offireofficial/    http://offire.bandcamp.com/    https://play.spotify.com/artist/4Tp6oCptAX3wPTC99B8dHu   http://www.youtube.com/user/OfFireOfficial
Swedish Doom sludgers SUMA reveal cover artwork and tracklist of their highly anticipated new full length "THE ORDER OF THINGS".
Tracklist:
The Sick Present
Bait for Maggots
R P A
Being and/or Nothingness
Education for Death
Disorder of Things
The Greater Dying
THE ORDER OF THINGS will be released as CD in Europe by ARGONAUTA RECORDS and it will be available from October 11th, 2016.
SUMA will take part to these festivals, and more dates will be announced soon:
STONED FROM THE UNDERGROUND FESTIVAL (Erfurt-Stotternheim, GER) july 14/15/16
SMOKE THE FUZZ FEST (Athens/GR) sept 17
SKULLS FROM THE SKY VOL.I (Vercelli/IT) nov 6
www.argonautarecords,com    www.facebook.com/sumanoise
VULVODYNIA - "FINIS OMNIUM IGNORANTIAM" (Vinyl) :  Genre:  Brutal Death Metal : Cagnizant Castigation is Vulvodynia’s first debut album, which was released in 2014 and Finis Omnium Ignorantiam is their 2nd EP which was released in 2015. These two albums put the band on the map as one of the largest slam death metal bands in the world. They were both originally released by Visicious Instinct Records on CD. They are now getting vinyl and cassette releases on Transcending Records.
Finis Omnium Ignorantiam
250 - Standard Black Vinyl
250 - Oxblood Vinyl
200 - Custom Painted Cassettes
For those unfamiliar with the band and their sound, they cite an array of influences including: Waking The Cadaver, Acrania, Abominable Putridity, Disfiguring The Goddess, Whoretopsy, Pathology, Cytotoxin, Infant Annihilator, Insane Clown Posse, Cerebral Bore, Carnifex, Brotha Lynch Hung, Malodorous, Black Tongue, Bound By Exile, Thy Art Is Murder, Oceano, Ingested, Putrid Pile, Immortal Technique, Visceral Disgorge, Ovids Withering, Human Rejection.
Line Up: 
Duncan Bentley - Vox and Lyrics
Luke Haarhoff - Guitars (Songwriter)
Byron Dunwoody - Guitars, Producing, Mixing and Mastering, Bass and Drum Programming (Songwriter)
Thomas Hughes - Live Drums
Matt Mader - Live Guitar
Kris Xenopoulos - Bass, Guitars (Songwriter + Guitar Solo Duties)
TRACKLIST 
1. New World Order   
2. Superluminal Wormhole Divulgation   
3. Praenuntius Descends   
4. The Bilderberg Extermination   
5. Consuming The Illuminatus   
6. Genetically Reengineered Repugnance   
7. Infinite Darkness   
8. Raped, Pillaged & Gutted
FACEBOOK   LABEL   BANDCAMP
KRUDO - METAL COMMAND – PROFANATOR : DEMONS FROM THE END OF THE WORLD VOL I   : METAL COMMAND, PROFANATOR y KRUDO belong to this first 3 way Split army released by AUSTRALIS RECORDS which is the beginning of a serie of the “Demons from the end of the world”.
The first of the bands featuring in this Split are the Power metal KRUDO, band which have already premiered a couple of years ago with their first full length, which in this new work ASHES, present a notorious change in their music, turning into the most aggressive power metal, this time sang completely in english, showing an evolution more in the line of bands such as Testament. The four songs which feature this new badge were mixed and recorded on ACID RECORDS STUDIOS, in the city of San Antonio by Mario Ruiz. KRUDO, its conformed by Giordano Moglia (Guitar), Lucio Pérez (Bass), Roberto Zúñiga (Drums) and Mario Ruiz (Vocals / guitars).
Formed by 16 year old members and so, METAL COMMAND, band from Santiago which is debuting with their first demo/ep called ETERNA OSCURIDAD, counting with 5 songs that give no breaks, with a solid southamerican thrash metal style, placing you back to the beginning of the chilean sound, for that reason the consecrated  TORTURER have taken them under their wing as a support band for some of their future shows during this 2016, which also was recorded on Torture Chamber Studios. This trio will give a lot to talk it is formed by  Kevin Ibañez (Guitars/vocals) Javier Castillo (Bass) and Josué Guerrero (Drums).
Now, to closet he circle PROFANATOR with an aggressive and crude proposal direct and radical, in a mixture on Thrash / Black and Death Metal, in 4 songs of their EP called “PROFANACIÒN DE LA MUERTE” also recorded on Torture Chamber Studios” showing they are a band we need to consider in a near future. These demons are:  Juan Ramírez (Guitar / Vocals) Michel Ríos (Drums) and Iván Latorre (Bass)
www.australisrecords.com
ICELAND'S MOMENTUM REVEAL VIDEO FOR TRACK FROM UPCOMING ALBUM :  With two succesful releases to their name, Iceland's MOMENTUM are hard at  at work on their next full-length album, which will once again appear on Dark Essence Records, at a date as yet to be specified.   Whilst work is continuing apace, the band have been able to reveal  "Dire Host", a new track from the album, via a video which was filmed in the studio.  The video can be seen on MOMENTUM's YouTube channel at  https://youtu.be/OviPlf3xiLs
"DIRE HOST"
was recorded in June in Hveragerði, a small town about a half hour drive from Reykjavík,  and the new album marks the first time that MOMENTUM will be working in the studio with Friðrik Helgason.  As to what fans should expect from the album, "Dire Host" gives a pretty good idea according to the band who had this to say: “The songwriting process for a new album is going very well and we are really enjoying the direction in which we are heading.  It has been, and continues to be, a new learning curve for the band to keep the music to just the three of us,  but it would seem that we thrive on challenging ourselves with something different every time. 
"We wanted to go and record a proper example of what the band is doing today and we feel that 'Dire Host' captures that quite well. If you happen to be at Eistnaflug festival next week you will be able to see this live as well as a lot more of the new material, including a special treat that we've been working very hard on this past month”.
MOMENTUM, whose lineup comprises Kristján on Drums,  Holaf on  Vocals and Bass , and Ingvar on Guitar and Vocals, is set appear not once, but twice at the Eistnaflug Festival in Iceland in July.  Their first appearance will be on the Boli stage on Wednesday 6th at 17:50, whilst on Friday the 8th they hit the Brennivin stage at 22:20 for what will be a special show.
More information about MOMENTUM can be found on the band's website at
 
www.momentumiceland.com  or on Facebook at  www.facebook.com/momentumiceland
MOMENTUM's first two albums "Fixation, at Rest" and "The Freak is Alive" can be heard at  http://momentum.bandcamp.com
A video of MOMENTUM playing the title track from their debut album "Fixation, at Rest" live at the Airwaves festival can be seen at  http://youtu.be/hobUiT8qEvo
The DARK ESSENCE RECORDS SoundCloud player contains tracks from all the label’s releases and can be found at
 
http://soundcloud.com/dark-essence-records/sets/dark-essence-records 
WARFATHER has tapped MetalInjection.net for the exclusive premiere of "HEADLESS MEN CAN NO LONGER SPEAK." The first track unleashed off the band's forthcoming new album, The Grey Eminence sees WARFARTHER mastermind Steve Tucker (MORBID ANGEL) take his frenzied brand of extreme metal to a new level. 
Tucker comments on the song - "I am excited for people to get to hear anything from 'The Grey Eminence' and I feel this song is a good representative of what the album is about; ferocious truth" 
Stream "Headless Men Can No Longer Speak" HERE.
The album will be released September 16 on Greyhaze Records. Pre-order it at this location.
The Grey Eminence was produced by Death Metal icon and studio wizard Erik Rutan (HATE ETERNAL, ex-MORBID ANGEL). The collaboration marks the first time Tucker and Rutan have worked together since MORBID ANGEL's Gateways to Annihilation. The album also features WARFATHER's newest members Jake Koch (guitars) and Bryan Bever (drums).
www.facebook.com/pages/WarFather/240931366011521    www.facebook.com/greyhazerecords
GOATPSALM – “ DOWNSTREAM “  Genre: Dark Ambient Metal  : For fans of: Avrigus | Hagalaz Runedance | Indesinence | Evoken !  In 2009 two members of the vicious black/death metal band Sickrites conjured into being the unfathomable entity that is Goatpsalm. Goatpsalm gave a home to their musical creations that wandered territories too strange and arcane for the full-frontal-assault mindset of Sickrites. Goatpsalm opened up new worlds for them to explore, pathways into dark and ancient mysteries. No two recordings are ever the same and they never retrace their footsteps, always looking to uncover new secrets.
The line-up of Goatpsalm has been as free flowing as their music, spirits arrive and spirits depart and after the release of their second album, Erset La Tari, which delved into the black beliefs, lore and legend of Babylon and Mesopotamia, they were joined by multi-instrumentalist Vaarwel, also of Frozen Ocean. The result of this injection of creativity and vision is Downstream, their third, most accomplished and individual release. Through the power of these seven musical incantations Goatpsalm lead us into the realms of the North to dream-walk through the mist shrouded forests and frozen fjords, to unearth magic and feel the presence of the spirits of nature.
There are no simple classifications that can bind Downstream, no basic genre descriptions to contain it - dark ambience, pure atmosphere, touches of doom, hints of blackness, hypnotic enchantment, enticing strangeness and sheer, enthralling magic; with this album Goatpsalm have created something unique and special.
More than just a listening experience, Goatpsalm can open doors. Follow them Downstream and discover what lies on the other side of dreams.
“An aura that’s both doomed and transcendent at the same time”
Line-up:
H. - bass, noises, keyboards, backing vocals, clay bells, mouth harp
Vaarwel - vocals, guitars, sanshin, clay flutes, acoustic guitars
Kim - drums
Sadist - backing vocals, acoustic guitars
Track Listing:
1 - Grey Rocks
2 - Flowers Of The Underworld
3 - White Sea
4 - Orphan
5 - Of Bone And Sinew
6 - The Waylayer (A Great Spring Hunger)
7 – Downstream
www.facebook.com/goatpsalm
THE ANTHAGONIST(SPA)-"WHEN BLOODY SUNSET ARRIVES" We are proud to release the first evil offerings from this Technical Blackened DEATH-METAL band!
TRACK-LIST:
1.Origin
2.The son of the sun
3.Arise
4.A growth path
5.Last sunset
6.Ascension(bonus song on CD only!)
At the end of 2014, the band The Anthagonist was born in Pontevedra (Spain) this is  way: Archer and Adrián met each other playing together in Nihil, a Death metal band with whom they edited  "Nights of Silence" in 2013. Adrián and Archer had been thinking about forming a Brutal death project. Adrián met Zoilo when he recorded at Zoilo Unreal Studios the album "Amnesia", the first work of the band Brutal. Adrián and Archer became interested in Zoilo´s technical death metal band, Unreal Overflows, and in his  work as a musician. They proposed him to join their project.
At that moment, they decided to call the band The Anthagonist and started to work on some songs.  After a whole year preparing their first EP in Zoilo Unreal Studios, place that had became the  studio of the band, they recorded "When Bloody Sunset Arrives" in the beginning of 2016.
The Anthagonist has been created as a studio band, but the possibility of playing in live isn´t  rejected as lond as they find the proper members. The idea for the future is to continue creating  evil and to prepare the first LP.
A must if you are into bands like;Behemoth, Septic flesh, nile...!
WWW.DOWNFALLRECORDS.COM    downfall_records@live.se
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Verehrte Geschmackskontrolleure! JAKA sind zurück! Die Aussage, die neue Scheibe der Erfinder des Hyperpunks (Michael Zuckle) sei das deutsche 9/11, ist natürlich vollkommen daneben, und sollte deswegen auch nicht noch einmal wiederholt werden.  Hier daher einfach schnell die vier abgefucktesten Facts zum neuen Album von JAPANISCHE KAMPFHÖRSPIELE:
1/ Mit "THE GOLDEN ANTHROPOCENE" trägt zum ersten Mal in der 18-jährigen Geschichte der Band ein Album einen englischen Titel. Ob ihr das endlich den langersehnten, internationalen Durchbruch verschaffen wird? Das wollen wir ja mal nicht hoffen!
2/
  Yin Yang JAKA? Von wegen! Während JAKA-Style bisher immer bedeutet hatte, aus vielem Falschen zwischen Tür und Angel aufgenommenem etwas zu destillieren, was, wenn überhaupt, erst auf dem Wege der Entstehung korrigiert, größtenteils aber einfach so gelassen wurde, ist das neue Album nach westlichem Standard generalstabsmäßig durchgeplant und in einem ordentlichen (!) Studio aufgenommen worden. Gemischt hat die Platte Starproduzent Carsten Benninghoff, und zwar - kein Witz! - auf einer Müllhalde. Gemastert hat sie der legendäre Tim Schuldt in den weltberühmten 4CN-Studios in Bochum.
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  Insgesamt 20 Tracks befinden sich auf dem Album, darunter auch einige Short-Proses à la "Luxusvernichtung". Wenigstens hier blieben sich die JAKA treu.
4/
  Die Texte sind zum Teil nicht unstrittig, da anschlussfähig an rechts und links und grün und rot. Auch das also im Grunde wie immer.
www.japanischekampfhoerspiele.de
Gordeon Music - Zelterstraße 8 - 10439 Berlin   info@gordeonmusic.de
Wir freuen uns riesig, Euch das Debütalbum unserer Modern Metal Turbostarter THE LEGION:GHOST anzukündigen! Das Quintett aus dem Raum Aachen / Köln besteht erst seit Anfang 2015 und hat sich bereits mit wild-explosiven Liveshows an der Seite von Größen wie Hatesphere, Misery Index oder The Charm, The Fury einen Namen in der Szene gemacht. Doch es ist nicht nur die täglich wachsende Schar eingeschworener Fans, die ihrer Legion die Treue hält, mit denen die Jungs deutschlandweit für Aufsehen sorgen. Denn THE LEGION:GHOST, das ist ein Gesamtkonzept: Die Emergenz aus einem Sound mit dem Druck einer heranstürmenden Kompanie, erzählten Geschichten, Visuellem und der untrennbaren Einheit von Band und Fans. Ein homogenes Ganzes und Metal straight from the heart!
Entsprechend gewaltig ist auch das Debütalbum, das THE LEGION:GHOST nun vorlegen: Die Platte trägt den Titel '...TWO FOR ETERNITY' und wird am 30.09.2016 (VÖ) exklusiv bei NOIZGATE Records erscheinen.
In 13 Tracks beweisen die Rheinländer eindrucksvoll, was es bedeutet, im zweiten Jahrzehnt des 21. Jahrhunderts zeitgemäßen Metal zu produzieren: Komplexe Arrangements, mächtige Riffs, kraftvoll groovende Drums und bittersüße Melodien treffen auf irre Blasts und Staccato-Gitarren. Brutal, massiv, heavy, ohne Kompromisse, ohne Gnade und doch voller Intensität und Gefühl: Moderner, tighter Metal at its best!
Vorab dürfen wir Euch schon mal das Coverartwork (im Anhang an diese Mail) und die Tracklist zu '...TWO FOR ETERNITY' präsentieren:
01   MyPrivacy.com
02   Cries In Vain
03   The End Of Tides
04   3rd World Insurance
05   Carry The Cross
06   Unwelcome
07   Ghost
08   Oblivion
09   Black Rain
10   One For The Pain...
11   The Atomos
12   Ruins
13   Nemesis
Mit besten Grüßen aus der City of Liquid Sunshine (a.k.a. Bielefeld),  Eure Annelen
NOIZGATE Records/  NUVINCI GmbH   Sudbrackstraße 17  33611 Bielefeld  www.noizgate.com
Werte Mitstreiter! Profound Lore Records gehört zu den geschmacksichersten Labels im anspruchsvollen Metal. Das nächste Highlight stammt von Salt Lake Citys Experimental-DoomerInnen SUBROSA.
"FOR THIS WE FOUGHT THE BATTLES OF AGES" heißt das neue Prachtwerk, das wir Euch hiermit wärmstens an Eure Metallerherzen legen möchten.
Schon der Vorgänger "More Constant Than The Gods" brachte der Band jede Menge Aufmerksamkeit in Metal- und Mainstream-Medien.
Die Mischung aus seelenzerberstendem Doom und innovativer Kammermusik (die Gruppe hat zwei Violinen im Line-up) gehört mit zum Besten, was zurzeit an progressiver Musik aus den USA kommt.
"For This We Fought The Battle Of Ages" ist das definitiv heavieste, düsterste und zugleich dynamischste Album der Band.
SubRosa sind durch das viele Touren eingespielter denn je, die Produktion ist aufwendiger, und – am wichtigsten – das Songwriting hat ein weiteres Mal ein höheres Qualitätslevel erreicht.
https://subrosa.cc    www.facebook.com/SubrosaSLC
Gordeon Music - Zelterstraße 8 - 10439 Berlin  info@gordeonmusic.de
Das Berliner Label Folter Records hat die beiden großartigen ARCKANUM-Alben "ANTIKOSMOS" und "ÞÞÞÞÞÞÞÞÞÞÞ" jeweils als aufwändiges LP-Boxset veröffentlicht.
Die Antikosmos-Box beinhaltet:
PicLP
Longsleeve
Patch
Poster
Erhältlich hier: http://www.folter666shop.de/de/Vinyl/Boxsets/ARCKANUM--Antikosmos--Box.html
Die ÞÞÞÞÞÞÞÞÞÞÞ-Box beinhaltet:
PicLP
T-Shirt
Metal-Pin
Slipmat
Erhältlich hier: http://www.folter666shop.de/de/Vinyl/Boxsets/ARCKANUM--------------------------Box.html
Viele Grüße, Jan & Metal Promotions
Metal Promotions   Jan Wischkowski   Lindenstraße 70  16727 Oberkrämer / OT Marwitz   www.metal-promotions.de
DUNKELKEIT PRODUCTIONEN NEWSLETTER JUNE 2016 :
LIVE BURIAL – “ FORCED BACK TO LIFE “   VINYL EDITION OUT NOW !!! BLACK VINYL / SEA BLUE VINYL
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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here.   Click here to listen on Bandcamp.
ABHOR – „ RITUALIA STRAMONIUM“   Ein wahres Kultrelease verdient das richtige Veröffentlichungsformat: ABHOR sind zurück mit ihrem langerwarteten sechsten Album „Ritualia Stramonium“, jetzt in der offiziellen Kassettenedition! Die Italiener folgen in den 20 Jahren ihrer Allianz keinem Trend! Auch das neue Album ist tief verwurzelt in den 90ern, aber dabei kein Klon der alten Zeit: Vielmehr atmet die Musik auf „Ritualia Stramonium“ den alten Geist, bringt mit ihren rituellen Orgelmelodien und dem wummernden Bass Visionen von modrigen Katakomben, verfallenen Ruinen und unheiligen Ritualen zu Gehör.
Die morbide Produktion stammt aus den Vinum Sabbati Studios und lässt die meist im Midtempo gehaltenen Stücke geisterhaft und uralt klingen. ABHOR gehören zum Pflichtprogramm für Fans von ANCIENT, ROTTING CHRIST und MORTUARY DRAPE. Betretet die Hallen von uralter Mystik, Hexerei und okkulter Magie! Musikalische Rituale seit 1995! Unter exklusiver Lizenz von Moribund Records, erscheint die Kassettenedition in einer Limitierung von 100 Exemplaren. Grüne Kassetten mit schwarzem Druck. Jeder Kassette liegt ein farbiges 135g schweres Poster (A2 Format) bei.
Order
here. Click here to listen on Bandcamp.
EXANINMATVM – “ DISPERSAE ET TORMENTVM”    In einer Zeit, in der unzählige Bands versuchen, ihre Hörerschaft mit halbgaren Konzepten von obskuren und philosophischen Ideen zu blenden, ist es äußerst erfrischend, eine Band wie EXANIMATVM zu entdecken. Diese Truppe hat verstanden, was südamerikanischen Death Metal so besonders macht: Markante Riffs treffen auf scheppernde Drums, die die fordernde Energie der Lieder erbarmungslos in den Hörer transportieren, während der kehlig-trockene Gesang dem Gehörten den letzten Schliff verpasst.
„Dispersae et Tormentvm“ lässt seinen Anhängern keine Atempause.  Es wechseln sich tonnenschwere Midtempoparts mit bestialischen Blastpassagen ab, wodurch sich mittels des einzigartigen Sounds der schweren Gitarren eine bedrohliche und düstere Stimmung beim Hörer materialisiert. Dieses Album wird seinen Platz in den Regalen von Liebhabern finden, wo es ganz sicher keinen Staub ansetzen wird. Davon sind wir überzeugt.
Aufgenommen wurde das Debüt des chilenischen Quartetts von Juli bis Oktober 2015 im heimischen JB Studio. Den Mix und das Mastering übernahm Rafael Fuentes; für das stimmige Artwork zeichnet der Tattoo-Künstler Mauricio Bonacic verantwortlich. "Dispersae et Tormentvm" erscheint als CD mit 8-seitigem Booklet, als schweres Vinyl in zwei Editionen und als digitale Version.
Shirts available at our shop too. Order
here.  Click here to listen on Bandcamp.
DEFUNTOS – “A ETERNA DANÇA DA MORTE „   DEFUNTOS sind zurück und sie laden zum ewigen Tanz des Todes (A Eterna Dança da Morte)! Das neueste Meisterwerk der portugiesischen Band lässt keine Wünsche offen: Sägende, beißende Saiten, monotone Drums, die einen tranceartigen Zustand hervorrufen, und eine Stimme, die wie das portugiesische schwarze Gegenstück zum Argentinier in der weißen Robe klingt.
DEFUNTOS erschaffen eine Atmosphäre, die einem unweigerlich den Tod und die Endlichkeit des Lebens vor Augen führt, indem sie den Hörer mit auf die akustische Reise durch das Capela dos Ossos (Beinhaus) in Portugal nimmt. Die Welt von DEFUNTOS ist verhüllt durch einen dichten grauen Nebel. Aber er besteht aus unzähligen Schattierungen von Grau, widergespiegelt in der Schwere der Lieder, die sich langsam über dem Hörer ausbreitet, hervorgerufen durch die pulsierenden Bass-Melodien, deren Rhythmen vom kraftvollen Schlagzeug tief in den Hörer getragen werden.
Das Herausragende an DEFUNTOS, die seit 2005 aktiv sind, ist nicht nur das konsequent hohe Niveau ihrer Veröffentlichungen, sondern dass sie mit ihrem nostalgisch klingenden und verschmelzenden Mix aus Doom & Black Metal eine morbide einzigartige Stimmung kreieren, von der andere Bands nur träumen können. Begleiten wir also DEFUNTOS in eine nostalgisch geprägte und vergessene Welt, in der die Zeit stehen geblieben ist.
Hat die Band auch vorher ihr schwarzes Gift bravourös unter ihre Hörerschaft gemischt, so haben sie mit ‚A Eterna Dança da Morte‘ den Schierlinsgbecher im Bereich Black/Doom Metal erschaffen. Komponiert und aufgenommen wurden die sechs Lieder nebst Intro zwischen 1915 und 1916. Im Februar selbigen Jahres wurde dem Material im spanischen Empty Hall Studio der letzte Schliff verpasst. Das Album erscheint als CD - mit 12 seitigem Booklet, als schweres Vinyl – in zwei Editionen und als Digital Version. Shirts available at our shop too. Order
here. Click here to listen on Bandcamp.
DEAD PROCESSION – “ RITUAIS E MANTRAS DO MEDO” + Demos  listen on bandcamp here
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