NEWS 23.6.2016
DECEMBRE NOIR – Präsentieren Cover, Tracklist und ersten Song VON „FORSAKEN EARTH“! Die thüringische Death/Doom Ausnahmeband DECEMBRE NOIR hat das Cover und die Tracklist ihres heiß erwarteten neuen Albums „Forsaken Earth“ veröffentlicht.
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.
Tracklist „Forsaken Earth“:
1. In This Greenhouse Of Loneliness And Clouds
2. Small.Town.Depression
3. Ghost Dirge
4. The Vast Darkness
5. Waves Of Insomnia
6. Distant And Unreachable
Gesamtlänge: 49:55 Min
Hier könnt ihr euch exklusiv den brandneuen Song „In This Greenhouse Of Loneliness And Clouds“ vorab anhören:  https://soundcloud.com/fda-rekotz/decembre-noir-in-this-greenhouse-of-loneliness-and-clouds
„Forsaken Earth“ erscheint am 12.08.2016 als CD / Digipak / Digital über FDA Rekotz / Soulfood.
Der Vorverkauf startet heute 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
Jan Hoffmann  ANGER MANAGEMENT & PROMOTION   Märkische Str 48   44141 Dortmund   Jan@angermanagement.cc
Party.San Pub "SE7EN LORDS"  Party.San Metal Open Air präsentiert eigenes Whisky Pub und erneuert Zusammenarbeit mit BEHEMOTH´s Sacrum Belgian IPA Brauerei Perun.
Das Party.San Metal Open Air präsentiert voller Stolz sein eigenes Festival-Pub: SE7EN LORDS. Unsere Passion für feine Whiskys und großartiges Bier ließ uns einfach keine andere Wahl. Neben vorzüglichen Whiskys bieten wir euch
Guinness Irish Stout, Kilkenny Irish Ale und Behemoth‘s Sacrum Belgian IPA aus dem Hause der Perun Brauerei. Die Whiskys präsentieren wir in Zusammenarbeit mit dem Whisky Temple Online Store. Das Pub befindet sich gleich neben
dem „Brutz & Brakel“-Zelt . Exklusiv auf dem Party.San Metal Open Air 2016
http://www.party-san.de
Am Samstag, den 16. Juli 2016 im s.v. Jugendhaus Ost in Wolfsburg:
Bastard Grave | Death Metal | Helsingborg, SWE
Cryptic Brood | Death Metal | Wolfsburg
Demored | Death Metal | Braunschweig
Eintritt: 5 EUR   Start: 20:00 Uhr
Der 'general Shutdown' des größten örtlichen Arbeitgebers verwandelt unsere Stadt am Mittellandkanal in ein verlassenes Grab. Dieses (Sommer-)Loch soll am Samstag, den 16. Juli 2016 ein Konzert im s.v. Jugendhaus Ost
füllen! Menschliche Überreste werden an diesem Abend allen voran von BASTARD GRAVE aus Hel(l)singborg geliefert. Passenderweise titelten die bisherigen Veröffentlichungen „Unmarked Graves“ (Demo) und „What
Lies Beyond“ (Album, Pulverized Records). Der Schwedenfünfer beendet an diesem Abend seine Europa-Tour. Die letzten Energiereserven werden also aktiviert um den Lehrbuch-Schweden-Death Metal in der Stadt unter der
blau-weißen Sonne darzubieten! Weiteres Füllmaterial serviert die lokale Band CRYPTIC BROOD mit verrottetem Death Metal. Seit 2013 aktiv wird mittlerweile am ersten Langspieler gearbeitet, von dem sicherlich das eine
oder andere Stück den Weg in die Setlist finden wird! Auch bei der dritten Band im Bunde – DEMORED aus Braunschweig – steht ein neuer Tonträger an. Hier ist mit dem 8. Oktober 2016 bereits das Veröffentlichungsdatum bekannt und man darf mit neuen Titeln im Live-Programm rechnen! Wir treffen uns also am Samstag, den 16. Juli 2016 ab 20:00 Uhr gegen fünf Euro an der Abendkasse (5 EUR) im selbstverwalteten Jugendhaus Ost in Wolfsburg zur Einbalsamierung!
Doomed To Stay Steffen
CRYPTIC BROOD _ Death/Doom _ www.crypticbrood.de
DISSOULED _ Grindcore _ www.dissouled.com
Flyer:  http://www.crypticbrood.de/flyer/20160716.jpg
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/850589448400631/
KARCAVUL: INHUMANLY REPULSIVE Debut Album from French Death Metal/Raw Sludge Monstrosity Out on July 8 - Track Streaming at CVLT Nation :  San Francisco Bay Area darkness-obsessed DIY indie label Sentient Ruin Laboratories is extremely proud and honored to announce the release of Intersaone, the debut album of aberrant french death metal/raw sludge anomaly  KARCAVUL.
Intersaone takes the listener on a frightening voyage within the murkiest depths of the most inhuman realms of sonic cruelty. A humiliatingly vile listening experience split up among three massive slabs of oozing sonic hatred that perfectly sew together the slow and putrid hatred of sludge metal with the pounding and punishing filth of old school death metal.
Little, to nothing is exactly known about this repulsive and flesh-reaping death metal/raw sludge aberration hailing from Lyon, southern France. While being mostly recluse and cut away from existence, Karcavul have also taken the time to sporadicly scar the underground with some of the most demented, repulsive, abhorrent and completely psychologically fucked music to ever come out of France, as exemplified by an absolutely bestial and plague-ridden debut demo (the gut-wrenching Rawctaver released in 2012), and an equally unsettling and deviated split with Uhl. Presumably a three-piece of mentally-deranged freaks, Karcavul are authors of an absolutely repugnant, vile, and nauseating splicing of death metal, raw sludge, doom metal, crust, and black metal that will find devoted admirers among fans of similarly wretched heavyweights like Dragged Into Sunlight, Coffinworm, Undergang, Coffins, Wolvhammer, Eyehategod, Noothgrush, Arkedeel, and the such. 
When streaming the closing track from the record - Crackleurres - 
CVLT Nation  described the music as "almost ten minutes of unrelenting sonic torture built with the sole purpose to humiliate and punish human ears with unimaginable violence".
Intersaone will be released on July 8th 2016 as a 12" vinyl LP and as a digital product on Sentient Ruin in North America, and through a collective of european labels overseas: Crustatombe, Deaf Death Husky, Et mon cul c’est du tofu, No Way Asso, Repulsive Medias, Saka Čost, Underground Pollution Records, and Witch Bukkake Records. Pre-orders are now live on our
 
shop  or on  Bandcamp.
KARCAVUL
Intersaone
01. Mangepierres
02. Illuminaschichs
03. Crackleurres
Kindest Regards,
Sentient Ruin Laboratories  Tapes & Maelstrom from the Depths.   Oakland, California      Sentienruin.com
BESTIALIZED (Colombia) - 'TERMESTELLA CVLTVS' : Genre - Vicious Black/Death Metal : Bestialized return to wreak havoc one more time. 'Termestella Cvltvs' is the band's third and latest, and even more ferocious than the predecessors. This is Slayer of the 21st century - if you consider how extreme the sound can develop while keeping that same fiery intent alive and with the aid of the newest and the harshest form of black and death metal. Only the South Americans can whip up such a storm, taking a leaf from revolutionary acts like Krisuin, Abhorrence and Rebaelliun, and furthermore using that level of lightening-speed execution to propel an even sharper and vicious form of extreme metal. The hate that is emitted here is unparalleled. The causticity is palpable - your skin can feel it. It's time to take things up a notch or 10 and revel in this new form of malicious and wicked music. This is the purest form of blistering black metal that remains unabated and ruthless from start to finish. A real adrenaline rush, if there ever was one for this style of uncompromising music.
Album Line-up:
Nocturnal - Guitars, Bass, Didgeridoo, Drum programming 
Ashahalasin - Vocals
Track list:
1. Harvest Throes 01:01
2. Hell's Gateway Abattoir 04:36
3. Algorab Domain 05:08
4. Everlasting Mark Of Uroboros 04:56
5. Black Sun Servants 04:11
6. Cosmic War Maggot 05:45
7. Clamore Mortem Tumulus (Banshee Inflexion) 04:34
8. Nullpunktsenergie (Quintessence's Reactor) 03:20
9. Bestialized (Harassment Black Fire) 03:49
Bestialized Official Label Bandcamp (FULL STREAMING)
Satanath Records Official Site
Satanath Records Official Facebook
Bestialized Official Facebook

Cheers! Kunal Choksi Owner/Label head/Artist
  Transcending Obscurity - webzine, record label and PR company  
www.tometal.com    www.facebook.com/transcendingobscurity
Turkish death metal horde DIABOLIZER have unleashed another track from their forthcoming APOKALYPSE album. The track which is titled "Blood Aesthetics Dictated" is an absolute blast of death metal.
Stream "Blood Aesthetics Dictated" here
:  http://www.metalunderground.com/news/details.cfm?newsid=124280
Pre-order Apokalypse here :
  
 http://thirdeyetemple.com/shop/en/main/500-diabolizer-apokalypse-cd.html
Pre-order the special edition here:   http://thirdeyetemple.com/shop/en/main/501-diabolizer-apokalypse-ltd-mcd.html​
The blades are sharpened, the screams of vengeance and death grow louder, and far beneath the pits of Kadiköy's underground, the blackest flames of impurity rise up to the skies.
 Diabolizer, the daemonic Death Metal entity consisting of members of Decaying Purity, Engulfed, Deggial and Godslaying Hellblast have finished first MCD Apokalypse. Apokalypse offers 5 tracks of relentless death metal containing diabolical skills, unending wrath and worship of destruction.  As a bonus, the CD will also contain two tracks from their very limited 2012 promo Shadows Of Impending Decimation. Expect nothing but cruel, punishing and relentless death metal madness!
Cover art by Robert A. von Ritter Illustrations with design and colours originated by Mentalporn.
MCD will be available in two versions: regular jewel case CD with 8-page booklet and a limited edition (100 copies) of jewel case CD branded with serigraphy print and patch.
Line-up:
Mustafa: Guitars
Aberrant: Drums
Ewan: Guitars
Abomionation: Vox
Alican: Bass
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SXUPERION – “COSMIC VOID “  :  Genre:  Death/Black Metal : This is not a blackmetal or a deathmetal album, per se; as the blackmetal genre in particular has been dead to me for a long time now.  Ultimately, I understand that these things need to be defined and catagorized in todays music world… so I guess it is up to the individual to figure out what it is that they hear in 'Cosmic Void'…This album centers around how weak and immature the human race and their beliefs are compared to the vast void that encompasses them." -Matthew
'Cosmic Void' sounds sonically uncomfortable on purpose.  If you want easy listening, please go elsewhere.
There are no triggers or clicktracks used in this recording.
Matthew is also drummer for Valdur, Weverin, Endless Blizzard
Line Up: 
Matthew
TRACKLIST 
1. Ardent Hymns Accumulating
2. Irreligious Cosmic Void
3. Prime Calignosity (Disharmony in the Empyrean Kingdom)
4. Crepuscule Devout Whore
5. From All That Is Not
Label's bandcamp:  bloodymountainrecords.bandcamp.com
SORCERY (Sweden) - 'GARDEN OF BONES' : Genre - Old School Death Metal : There's a certain charm and confidence when the genuine 'old school' bands unite to play music they're best known for. And nothing sounds better when they're back in form, updating their sound, production and even aesthetics to give the newer ones a run for their money. Sorcery's comeback has been among the best that can be recalled. If you thought their 2013 album 'Arrival at Six' was strong enough, the new one will have you scampering for cover. Xtreem Music does indeed have a penchant for putting out great death metal and they've probably released one of the finest death metal albums this year. Sounding fresh, with melodies going hand-in-hand with ball-crushing brutality, Swedish death metal never sounded so good in 2016. The experience lends the members with superior songwriting skills and the respect that comes with it is unmatched. On the whole, this is classic Swedish death metal with excellent riffs, aesthetics, melodies as well as execution. Sorcery show the scene kids how it's to be done.  
Album Line-up:
Ola Malmström - Vocals 
Paul Johansson - Guitar 
Emil Berglin - Drums 
Jacob Wiberg - Bass 
Johan Vikholm - Guitar
Track list:
1. Holy Ground 
2. The New Armageddon 
3. Insanity Arise 
4. Dark Waves 
5. Hellstorm 
6. Cleansed by Fire 
7. Mass Murder 
8. The Creator 
9. Black Wings
10. Garden of Bones  
Xtreem Music Official Site
Xtreem Music Bandcamp
Sorcery 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
AMONG GODS - GHOST EMPIRE  : File Under: Doom / Death Metal :  Initially formed as a studio side-project by vocalist Kenneth «Ripper» Olsen (SYRACH) in 2010, quite soon becomes clear that the band takes on a new direction that cannot be constrained to the world of music studios alone. During the fall of 2011 Among Gods recorded their self-titled debut album in Conclave Studio (Bergen). The debut is available on LP (City Of The Dead Records), CD (PRC Music – Canada) and digital edition. In 2013 the band lay their hands on the follow-up “Monument”. The recording of the album was done in Mølla Studio (Gjerstad) and Conclave Studio (Bergen). «Monument» was released on CD via PRC Music (Canada) on the 27th of May 2014. In early 2014 Geir Myklebust Sjo joined Among Gods on a permanent basis. During 2015 Among Gods new opus “Ghost Empire” was recorded and will be released via Argonauta Records (Italy) in mid 2016. Once again Among Gods will bring darkness & doom to the world.
Among Gods anno 2016:
Kenneth “Ripper” Olsen Grimelid – vocals
Lars Brokeland – guitars
Geir Myklebust Sjo – drums
Ørjan “Hjarandr” Setvik – bass
SELLING POINTS
Highly anticipated new album by Norway based Doom Death masters.
Massive rotation on social networks of the first single “Deliver Us From Evil”: https://youtu.be/oXVxDy1MZk4  
Recommended if you like: ASPHYX, MORGOTH, CELTIC FROST, PARADISE LOST, early ENTOMBED.
https://www.facebook.com/amonggods
BLACK METAL WARFARE - INTEMPESTUS/ANTARES/NECROHELL/VENT EP :  ..out on 17/06/2016 on 7inch vinyl.
Tracklist:
1. Intempestus - Rites
2. Antares - Revelations
3. Necrohell - Throne in the Vast Forest
4. Vent - Ariditas!
This sampler is limited to 500 copies worldwide. This release is dedicated to the classic 7"-samplers of Sombre Records. Listen here:  https://soundcloud.com/into-dungeons-records/black-metal-warfare-intempestusantaresnecrohellvent-samples
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

Cheers! Kunal Choksi Owner/Label head/Artist
  Transcending Obscurity - webzine, record label and PR company  
www.tometal.com     www.facebook.com/transcendingobscurity
ANATA - "THE INFERNAL GATES OF HATRED" remastered and on vinyl AT LAST! KAOTOXIN is proud to announce the second release by KAOSKVLT, its new sub-label dedicated to old-school Metal gems: ANATA‘s 1998 debut full-length, “The Infernal Depths of Hatred”, which will be unleashed on October 21st worldwide, for the first time ever on vinyl!
Released in 1998 through then recently launched French label Season of Mist, “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, Suffocatio, Cannibal Corpse…).
Specially remastered for analog physical supports at the Conkrere studio (Loudblast remasters, Gorod, OTARGOS…) and coming with a bonus Morbid Angel cover version (“Day of Suffering”) taken from ANATA’s 1999 “War, vol.II” split with Bethsaida, the brand new 2016 version of the album’s collector first press will be limited to 300 hand-numbered copies and come as a yellow and black marbled 12″ vinyl LP.
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
Links
Kaotoxin @ Facebook
KaosKvlt @ Facebook
Kaotoxin @ Twitter
Kaotoxin @ YouTube
Kaotoxin @ SoundCloud
Anata @ Facebook
We are proud to release the debut album from Gotheburgs own  OLDSCHOOL MUMIN DEATH-METAL band AJATUS -"BLOOD 666" !
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)!
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...
https://youtu.be/6_3GpCQfxNA      https://www.facebook.com/blackvulturerecords666/?fref=ts
NEWS 17.6.2016
News DUNKELHEIT PRODUKTIONEN :
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
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.
LineUp: 
Conde J. - Bass
Conde F. - Drums, Vocals
TRACKLIST 
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
http://www.dunkelheit-produktionen.de/
Hi Ihr da draußen, wir bieten am Samstag, den 08. Oktober 2016, in der Neu-Isenburger Hugenottenhalle ein wahnsinniges Female Metal Festival an .Das MUSIC FROM THE BEAST FESTIVAL  findet 2016 zum  dritten Mal statt. Nach den ersten beiden  Veranstaltungen wird nun aber die renommierte  Hugenottenhalle in Neu Isenburg das neue Zuhause des  Festivals. Das 2014 ins Leben gerufene Music From The Beast Festival findet am Samstag, den 8. Oktober 2016, nach zwei erfolgreichen Ausgaben in Oberursel, erstmals in der Neu Isenburger Hugenottenhalle statt.
Die Erstauflage dort wird ein hochklassiges FeMale Festival sein. Hierzu wurde mit dem diesjährigen Headliner, Beyond The Black, gleich ein echtes Highlight gesetzt.Diese junge Band gehört bereits nach kurzer Zeit zu den führenden Bands ihrer Generation und sind schon jetzt eine Institution auf vielen Großfestivals. Im Februar kommt das neue Album „Lost In Forever“ in den Handel gefolgt von einer kompletten Deutschland Tour mit den legendären Scorpions.
Mit der süddeutschen Melodic Heavy Metal Band Souldrinker ist eine weitere atemraubende Band  am Start. 2013 wählte der Deutsche Rock & Pop Verband die Band in der Kategorie „Best  Metalband“ auf Platz 1. Ausnahme
Sängerin Iris Boanta wurde zeitgleich in der Kategorie „Best Female Metal Singer“ zur Gewinnerin gekürt.
Mit End Of The Dream ist eine weitere fantastische Symphonic Metal Band beim diesjährigen Festival vertreten. In Ihrer Heimat wird diese Band bereits mit dem niederländischen Aushängeschild "Within Temptation" verglichen. Ihre musikalische Klasse aber rechtfertigt diesen Vergleich durchaus......
Als Opener des Festivals wird die hessische „All Girlband“ Revolution Eve mit kraftvollem Hard Rock das erste musikalische Statement des Abends liefern und die Fans in der Halle auf "Betriebstemperatur" katapultieren..
https://www.facebook.com/Music-From-The-Beast-2016-764003183646187/
Wie die Veranstalter des UNDER THE BLACK SUN 2016 vor wenigen Tagen bekannt gaben, mussten die Black/Death Metaller GENOCIDE SHRINES (Sri Lanka) leider wegen Problemen mit ihren Visa den Auftritt auf dem diesjährigen Festival absagen. Nun wurde mit den Berliner Black Metallern NEBIROS Ersatz gefunden. Damit ist das Billing des UNDER THE BLACK SUN 2016 wieder komplett.
Tickets gibt es hier:  http://www.folter666shop.de/de/Tickets/Hardticket/utbs--under-the-black-sun-3017.html?XTCsid=kj1uip7fb317eorirtpncodok1
Weitere Infos zum UNDER THE BLACK SUN findet ihr hier:
UTBS Homepage    UTBS auf Facebook
Viele Grüße, Stephan & Metal Promotions  www.metal-promotions.de
THE LEGION:GHOST unterschreiben bei NOIZGATE Records // Debütalbum für Herbst 2016 geplant :  Mit THE LEGION:GHOST sind die Durchstarter der Modern Metal Szene ab sofort Teil der NOIZGATE Familie! Das
Quintett aus dem Raum Aachen / Köln besteht erst seit knapp anderthalb Jahren - und sorgt nicht nur mit seinem Sound, der einem musikalischen Dampfhammer gleichkommt, bereits jetzt deutschlandweit für Aufsehen in
der Szene. Denn THE LEGION:GHOST, das ist ein Gesamtkonzept: Die Emergenz aus Musik, erzählten Geschichten, Visuellem und der Einheit von Band und Fans. Ein homogenes Ganzes und Metal straight from the heart!
Anfang 2015 gegründet, behaupten sich THE LEGION:GHOST an der Seite von Größen wie Misery Index, Hatesphere oder The Charm, The Fury längst selbstbewusst als neue Macht im Metal-Ring, teilen live derbe aus und entfesseln auf der Bühne einen audiovisuellen Mahlstrom, der einfach jeden mitreißen muss. Dass die Shows der Rheinländer schon lange kein Geheimtipp mehr sind, lässt sich deutlich an der täglich wachsenden Schar eingeschworener Fans ablesen, die ihrer Legion nicht nur die Treue halten, sondern ein unverzichtbarer Teil des Gefüges sind, das diese Band ausmacht.
Angeführt von Fronter Kevin Kearns (Vocals), stehen bei THE LEGION:GHOST mit Andreas Leifeld (Gitarre), Uli Werner (Gitarre), Markus Rémy (Bass) und Ben Overmann (Drums) fünf technisch hoch versierte, kreative Musiker bereit, zu beweisen, was es bedeutet, im zweiten Jahrzehnt des 21. Jahrhunderts zeitgemäßen Metal zu produzieren: Brutal, massiv, heavy, ohne Kompromisse, ohne Gnade und doch voller Intensität und ehrlichem Gefühl. Komplexe Arrangements, mächtige Riffs, gewaltig groovende Drums und bittersüße Melodien treffen auf irre Blasts und Staccato-Gitarren - moderner, tighter Metal at its best!
'Was den Sound angeht, sind THE LEGION:GHOST schlicht überragend. Aber auch das ganzheitliche Konzept, das die Band verfolgt - diese untrennbare Einheit aus Band und Fans, Musik, Message und visuellen Eindrücken  - hat uns von vorn herein überzeugt. Wir freuen uns, die Jungs an Bord zu haben und sind uns sicher, dass die Reise für THE LEGION:GHOST gerade erst beginnt', verrät Labelsprecher Dominik Rothe. 'Toll, dass wir diesen spannenden Weg nun gemeinsam gehen können.'
Auch von Bandseite aus zeigt man sich hoch erfreut über den gelungenen Vertragsabschluss: 'Mit NOIZGATE Records haben wir einen leidenschaftlichen und engagierten Partner gefunden, der genauso für uns und unsere Musik brennt, wie wir das tun. Wir sind froh, Teil der NOIZGATE-Familie zu sein und freuen uns auf eine intensive, vertrauensvolle und produktive Zusammenarbeit', so Sänger Kevin Kearns.
Man darf gespannt sein: Das erste THE LEGION:GHOST Album ist bereits für Herbst 2016 geplant!
Mehr Informationen zu THE LEGION:GHOST unter http://thelegionghost.com/.
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FDA REKOTZ "TOD" is coming !!  FDA REKOTZ "Tod" - T-Shirt &/or strictly limited hooded zip jacket - out on August 12th.!
The pre-sale for the strictly limited hooded zip jacket ends on July 5th.!! The number of produced hooded zip jackets will be just the amount of pre-orders !! No more ! At all it's an very exclusive item !
Offizielles Veröffentlichungsdatum ist der 12. August.
Der Vorverkauf für diese streng limitierte Kapuzenjacke endet am 5. Juli !! Wir werden nur soviele Kapuzenjacken produzieren, wie Vorbestellungen eingingen !! Nicht mehr !
  So könnt Ihr euch sicher sein, einen wirklich exklusiven Artikel zu sichern !
Artwork by Misanthropic Art
PRE-SALE:
http://fda-rekotz.com/gx2/de/presale/
Here we go again with the next massive update for 2016! I picked up lots of new zines for you like HEADSPLIT, GARM, BLACK BLOOD, SADISTIC SCREAMS, REALM OF SHADES, PSICOTERROR, THE CONVIVIAL HERMIT or CRYPTS OF ETERNITY as well as a few copies of the EXTREMITY RETAINED book by Jason Natherton or the latest releases of BLACK BLOOD PRESS from Portugal!
Apart from that I found plenty of dead stock from zines like HORRIBLE EYES, SOLEIL TRYSTE or FORGOTTEN PATH and managed to get my hands on quite a few second hand titles of zines like ISTEN, FUNERAL MAELSTROM OF HATE, OAKEN THRONE, SLAYER and lots more.
 Last but not least you may want to take a closer look at the MUSIC stuff I found like the NME and SADISTIK EXEKUTION tapes from Headsplit Records, the new INFERNAL CURSE album, the limited 2016 LUEGER repress or the excellent metal pins made by Omnibvs Mors (Stargazer, Vassafor, Vatra I Sumpor etc. etc.). Simply use the download link below to view the list!
Yours truly, Stefan
Schattenmann's ZineZone - second update for 2016:  http://www.mediafire.com/download/7wcyddoswf9bvsh/Distrolist_0216_A4.pdf
Blog:  http://schattenmanns.wordpress.com/
RECTAL SMEGMA - "GNORK" Genre:  Goregrind/Grindcore/Deathgrind  :
Running Time:   31 minutes
Line Up: 
Yannic - Vocals
Stijn - Guitar
Baard - Bass
Walter – Drums
TRACKLIST 
 01 - Flashpass to the Death
02 - Gnork
03 - Zombie Zuigtocht (Je Probeert Wat)
04 - Shit Squirting Sandy
05 - Scared Semen Altar
06 - Goregrind Graveyard
07 - Ballad of Balls
08 - Chocolate Milfshake
09 - Slime Swine Swing
10 - As I Lay With My Dying Fetus Bride
11 - Retardo Ricardo
12 - Quality is our Mission
13 - Poop Chute Meets Morning Wood
14 - Ass Crack Carnaval
15 - Foreskin Mask
16 - Animal Panic Porn Planet
17 - Beer and Benefits
Westland Goregrind kings, masters of the back door porn gore, abusers of all substances alcoholic and narcotic. Utterly insane partyheads with a lust for destruction and gore! Rectal Smegma are back with their 5th studio album "Gnork". Fast Goregrind with a lot of Death Metal and Grindcore elements.
Surely you still know Rectal Smegma from older releases, tours and festivals world wide, if not Rectal Smegma is recommended for fans of Last Days Of Humanity, Dead Infection, , Regurgitate or Dahmer.
http://www.rottenrollrex.com/
DEMON INCARNATE present video for DARVAZA !  Demon Incarnate are back with their brandnew 6 track mini-album named „DARVAZA“. The musical gate to hell contains a 24 minutes brilliant and catchy mixture of classic Doom Metal and 70's Rock music in the vein of Candlemass, Black Sabbath, Lucifer.
A step up to the next level and a first impression for an upcoming 2nd. full length album.
„DARVAZA“ was recorded by Charles Greywolf at his Studio Greywolf in Saarbrücken/Germany.
  Misanthropic Art is responsible for the cover artwork.
Today we present a first song in form of an video for the titletrack DARVAZA. Click the link and enjoy:
  
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OhKAe86lHPU
„DARVAZA“ will be released August 12th. 2016 by FDA REKOTZ / Soulfood Music on CD and Download !
DARVAZA pre-sale:
WWW.FDA-REKOTZ.COM
Track listing „DARVAZA“:
01. Darvaza
02. Mesmerized
03. Karakum
04. Caravan
05. The Hunter
06. Eastern Trail
Demon Incarnate are:
Lisa – vocals
Devil Jay – guitars
Phil – bass
Tobias – drums
Steve – sound/media/organ
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UK based death-sludge power trio TIDES OF SULFUR have teamed up with THE SLUDGELORD to stream their new track "Maltheist". The track is taken from their forthcoming album Extinction Curse which will be released via Black Bow Records on July 15th 2016.
Stream "Maltheist" here:
  
http://thesludgelord.blogspot.ca/2016/06/the-sludgelord-exclusive-song-premiere.html
The band commented about the track "We fancied writing an utterly misanthropic and aggressively negative tune. It started off as an anti-religious affair but we'd decided that's been done a fair bit. "What if God is real?  What if the religions of the world are partly right but it turned out he was just a sadistic vicious bastard?" It turns out that there's a word for someone who believes that-A malthiest.
Pre-order Extinction Curse here: 
http://blackbowrecords.bigcartel.com/product/tides-of-sulfur-extinction-curse-cd
Tides Of Sulfur consists of bassist/vocalist Chris Bull, guitarist/vocalist Anthony O'Shea and drummer/vocalist Tom Lee. Formed in 2012, the band drew on limited influences to create their 'epic death sludge' sound with original drummer Jamie Burston. In 2013, Burston was replaced by powerhouse Tom Lee who instantly gave the band freedom to expand on their range of sound.  Drawing on the influence of more extreme forms of heavy music such as black metal, grindcore, crust and primitive doom, Tides Of Sulfur are a band who refuse to conform to genre restraints.
Track List
1. Eternal Bleeding
2. ...Of Suffering and Grief
3. Woe To You O Destroyer
4. Malthiest
5. Extinction Curse
6. Iron Fists Shall Rust
7. Year of Pigs
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OLD TEMPLE NEWS : Old Temple will re-release Mexican gods of Death Metal albums. The cult horde SARGATANAS in this year celebrating XXX anniversary. As a first will re-release debut album from 1999 "THE ENLIGHTENMENT". More information soon.
Long-awaited re-release Chilean BLACK CEREMONIAL KULT demo finalizing. It will finally be released as a split CD with ruthless GENOCIDE BEAST horde from USA. Premiere soon.
In cooperation with the Moon Records on the CD will release soon MOLOCH Letalis demos. Release will contain demo "SUICIDE SPECREUM" 2004 recorded under Moloch name and the demo "COLD EXECUTION" 2006.
Old Temple, Po Box 48, 86307 Grudziadz 9, Poland    www.oldtemple.com    www.shop.oldtemple.com
Greyhaze Records will reissue SARCOFAGO's classic 1989 EP ROTTING on digipak format with a bonus DVD on September 2. The seminal release from the Brazilian Black/Death Metal trailblazers features a lavish new layout. The DVD captures the band's live performance at Belo Horizonte in 1991 in support of MORBID ANGEL on the Altars of Madness Tour.  
Get in on the madness! Visit the link below to pre-order the Rotting CD/DVD.  http://store.greyhazerecords.com/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=417
Stream Rotting cut "Nightmare" at this location.
CD Track List:
1. The Lust
2. Alcoholic Coma
3. Tracy
4. Rotting
5. Sex, Drinks & Metal
6. Nightmare
DVD Track List:
1. Alcoholic Coma
2. Satanic Lust
3. Rotting
4. Satanas
5. Nightmare
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USELESS STREAM NEW TRACK AT CVLT NATION:Third Eye Temple have teamed up with CVLT Nation to premiere a brand new track from the unholy black metal trinity known as USELESS. The track which is titled "ANAESTHESIA DOLOROSA", 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.cvltnation.com/premiere-useless-anaesthesia-dolorosa/
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 with design and colours originated by Mentalporn.
Line-up:
M: Guitars/Bass
Z: Drums
J: Vocals
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NORWEGIAN BLACK METALLERS CREST OF DARKNESS AND MY KINGDOM MUSIC TO RENEW LONG-STANDING RELATIONSHIP :  Fans of Norway's CREST OF DARKNESS will have seen a short teaser video appear on Facebook this week showing frontman and founder Ingar Amlien signing what appears to be a contract, and today Italian label My Kingdom Music confirmed that it was indeed a new recording contract, and that the veteran Norwegian Extreme Metallers would be continuing their collaboration with the label for the release of their next album.
Commenting on the renewal of their long-standing relationship, which started thirteen years ago, My Kingdom Music had this to say: "We are absolutely delighted to be able to continue with, and build on, the strong relationship we have always had with CREST OF DARKNESS. We first started working together back in 2003, and we have watched the band develop its style and sound over the years, and we are very excited to be releasing their seventh full-length album towards the end of this year. We have no doubts whatsoever that the new album will push the borders of their take on extreme metal to new limits. CREST OF DARKNESS' personal mix of Black, Thrash and Heavy Metal promises to make this the most mature and powerful album the band has ever released".
Amlien himself gave some hints at what fans could expect from the album, as well as echoing the label's sentiments about their working relationship: "Over the years CREST OF DARKNESS and My Kingdom Music seem to have grown side by side, so I'm very happy to be able to continue working with a label that understands both our music and our vision, and with whom we have always been able to have an open and constructive dialogue. Particularly as the new album is especially important to me as I've put a hell of a lot of myself and my emotions into it. I've always felt that when we are on stage, we create a sort of magic, and this time we have been able to transfer that magic to the recordings. You could say this is my personal Black Mass.
We are not going to reveal too much about the album at this stage except to say that it is currently being recorded at the MLP Studio with Nils Harald Mæhlum at the helm. We worked with Mæhlum on our first albums, and we recently got together again when we recorded last year's "Evil Messiah" EP, and it felt natural so we decided to stick with him for the new album, and it's proven to be a very good decision".
The teaser video of Ingar Amlien signing the contract can be seen on the band's YouTube channel at
 
https://youtu.be/vSv164A-v4Q
CREST OF DARKNESS' current lineup, which includes founder and frontman Ingar Amlien (ROQUEFIRE, CONCEPTION, AMLIEN's INFERNO) on bass and vocals, Rebo on guitars, Bernhard (ex- PALE FOREST) on drums, and Kristian Wentzel on keyboards.
More information about CREST OF DARKNESS can be found on the band's Facebook page at
 
http://www.facebook.com/crestofdarknessofficial
Nine tracks tracing the history of CREST OF DARKNESS, can be heard on the band’s SoundCloud page at
 
http://soundcloud.com/crest-of-darkness/sets/crest-of-darkness , whilst the official playlist, which includes the band's entire catalogue can be heard on Spotify at https://open.spotify.com/user/patriciathomas/playlist/7hW4CvcmbBGGriJtJBryx5
The Official video of the track “Demon Child” from CREST OF DARKNESS' 2013 album "In the Presence of Death" can be seen at  http://youtu.be/3-sNJCviSGY
Colorado death metal band BLOOD INCANTATION will release its debut full-length album this summer on Dark Descent Records.  After signing with the label just prior to the August 2015 release of the INTERDIMENSIONAL EXTINCTION EP, BLOOD INCANTATION returns with 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. 
Dark Descent Records included album track "Choaplasm" on its most recent digital sampler. Stream the song  here.
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. 
With appearances at California Death Fest and Covenant Festival (Canada) already on the horizon, and an even more extensive US tour this September, the worldwide spread of the BLOOD INCANTATION tentacles into all orbits is as inevitable as your own death and this galaxy's violent collapse. 
Dark Descent Records will release the album on CD, vinyl, cassette and digital formats. 
www.facebook.com/Blood-incantation-508899805936788   www.darkdescentrecords.com      www.facebook.com/DarkDescentRecords 
SOMNIUM NOX (Australia) - 'APOCRYPHA'  : Genre - Experimental/Progressive Black Metal : Opening with sounds emanating from the native Australian tribal instrument, the didgeridoo, the music quickly picks up speed and intensity, thus beginning a new chapter in modern black metal. Somnium Nox, a band comprising veterans of known but unrevealed bands, step into the world of black metal with aplomb. Instead of releasing several fragmented songs under the pretext of an EP, they've decided instead to release one monolithic song encompassing everything great from the style. From the lush, foresty sounds of Drudkh, to the experimentation of bands like Blut Aus Nord and Deathspell Omega, to the atmospheric brilliance of Spectral Lore and the progressive skills of Grey Heaven Fall and Seedna, they've somehow merged it seamlessly, in a way that all these disparate elements complement each other and enhance the overall black metal appeal of this surprisingly potent and groundbreaking release. Somnium Nox have set new standards with  'Apocrypha' while innocuously releasing a single track to serve that purpose. 
Album Line-up:
Nocturnal - Guitars, Bass, Didgeridoo, Drum programming 
Ashahalasin - Vocals
Track list:
1. Apocrypha
Somnium Nox Official Bandcamp (FULL STREAMING)
Somnium Nox Official Facebook

Cheers! Kunal Choksi Owner/Label head/Artist Transcending Obscurity - webzine, record label and PR company 
 
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Hello! AMBIVALENCE - Ukrainian tech brutal death metal masters returns! We have recorded new album and looking for label now! You can listen to two tracks exclusively here - https://soundcloud.com/user-174429814/sets/ambivalence/s-pPEDb
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!
 
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Chilean Groove/Thrash Metallers LEFUTRAY will embark on its first European tour in July. The 30-date "Sounds Kill Europe Tour" will see the band playing in Germany, Poland, and the Czech Republic, as well as 18 confirmed dates in Russia. There are still a few dates available. Those interested in booking the band should get in touch with Ferroda Booking at felipe@ferroda.cl.
The band is touring in support of 2015 SickBangers release OATH. Stream Oath in its entirety at  https://lefutray.bandcamp.com/album/oath
Check out the official video for "Sounds Kill" at  this location.
And if you just can't get enough,the official video for "The World Infected" can be viewed  here
Formed in january 2005 in Santiago - Chile, LEFUTRAY is a Thrash-Groove band formed by Cristian Olivares (Guitar), Yonattan Muñoz (Drums), Juan Vejar (Vocals) and Julio Yañez(Bass Guitar).
Produced completely by Cristian Olivares, the band has released three studio albums (Frente al fin 2008, Last Breath 2011, Oath 2015), One live album (Live Oxido 2012), two Ep (Unbalance 2014, Homonimo 2007) and one DVD (Sick mosh Arica, 2014).
LEFUTRAY has played in a lot of important venues in Chile, inccluding The Metal Fest, Santiago 2014 and Merkén rock, Temuco 2013. Also, the band have made tours in Argentina 2012 and 2013, and Brazil in 2012. 
www.lefutray.cl  www.facebook.com/LefutrayOficialEsp
Let's get ready to rot! Decibel Magazine has posted the exclusive stream of IMMORTALIZED IN SUFFERING from Australian Death Merchants SEWERCIDE. Get rotten below.
http://decibelmagazine.com/blog/2016/6/13/for-those-about-to-rot-heres-a-sewercide-full-album-stream
Immortalized in Suffering is available now on CD and cassette from Unspeakable Axe Records. Order at this location.
Evolving out of an aggressive death/thrash metal style (think Demolition Hammer) sound, SEWERCIDE have now planted their flag firmly in the heat-blasted dirt known as death metal.  Influenced by Australian greats MISERY and NECROTOMY, as well as revered American bands such as MORBID ANGEL, GORGUTS, and IMMOLATION, this album marks a turning point and a new high water mark for the band.  It will surely satiate any listener hungry for pure, aggressive, gore-soaked death metal. 
SEWERCIDE is on tour now in the U.S. Show dates .
Australia can be a harsh, hostile place to live.  It is fitting that a continent of arid deserts and every creature poisonous and toothy has produced so much great extreme metal.  To those ranks, add relative newcomers SEWERCIDE.  The Melbourne-based band has actually been around five years now, building their name and sound across a string of splits and EPs, and through relentless live shows at home and abroad.  Now at last comes their debut full-length Immortalized In Suffering, just in time for their first U.S. tour.
www.facebook.com/Sewercide  http://unspeakableaxerecords.com   www.facebook.com/unspeakableaxerecords
ASHCLOUD (Sweden/England) - 'CHILDREN OF THE CHAINSAW'  :  Genre - Old School Death Metal : Members of Wombbath, Just Before Dawn and Body Harvest create crushing death metal once again, after the recent success of their debut release. This time they've pulled out all stops to ensure that it goes down as a remarkable album in the old school death metal style in this era. Sounding like the early material of bands like Entombed, Wombbath, Dismember, Nihilist, Carnage and Demigod, Ashcloud take the classic style and imbue it with overwhelming heaviness that's just right for this generation. The structures remain just as epic as even more mayhem and skull-crushing ensue; the album rages on like an inexhaustible and impenetrable tank for over 40 minutes, satisfying all those who wanted HM-2 level brutality. This is death metal created by the veterans for a new audience. Ears will be scarred and new streams of blood will emanate. Ashcloud have released their masterpiece. Get crushed. 
Album Line-up:
Jonny Pettersson - Guitar, Bass, Vocals 
Gareth Nash - Guitar, Vocals
Track list:
1. Children of the Chainsaw 
2. The Revolting Dead 
3. Descend Into Madness 
4. Inside the Shame of Desire
5. Sovereign of Filth 
6. Tonight your Skin is Mine
7. In this Eternal Void 
8. Under Dödens Vingar Pt.3 
9.  The Creeping Unknown 
10. S.C.U.M. 
11. By the Weight of a Thousand Chains 
12. Written in Flesh 
Xtreem Music Label Bandcamp (FULL STREAMING)
Xtreem Music Official Site
Xtreem Music Facebook
Ashcloud Official Facebook

Cheers!Kunal Choksi Owner/Label head/Artist
  Transcending Obscurity - webzine, record label and PR company 
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DIABOLIZER UNLEASH LYRIC VIDEO FOR  "PROCESS THE VOID" : Extreme metal label THIRD EYE TEMPLE have revealed a brand new lyric video from Turkish death metal horde DIABOLIZER. The track, which is titled "Process the Void" is a pure blast of death metal and is currently streaming via the highly esteemed LEGACY MAGAZINE.
Watch the lyric video for "Process the Void" here:
   
http://www.legacy.de/exklusives/item/33785-exklusiv-diabolizer-praesentieren-lyric-video
For those of you who prefer to just listen, the track was also released via Transcending Obscurity on Soundcloud. You can stream the track here: 
http://tometal.com/song-premiere-turkish-death-metal-band-diabolizer/
"Process the Void" is from Diabolizer's forthcoming album Apokalypse which will be released on July 8th 2016 on MCD format. You can pre-order Apokalypse at this location:   http://thirdeyetemple.com/shop/en/main/501-diabolizer-apokalypse-ltd-mcd.html
Diabolizer consists of members of Decaying Purity, Engulfed, Deggial and Godslaying Hellblast. Thier first MCD  "Apokalypse" offers 5 tracks of relentless death metal containing diabolical skills, unending wrath and worship of destruction. As a bonus, the CD will also contain 2 tracks from their very limited 2012 promo "Shadows Of Impending Decimation", which accounts for over 30 minutes of sonic holocaust! Expect nothing but cruel, punishing and relentless death metal madness! 
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WARFATHER has released the artwork and track listing for forthcoming sophomore album THE GREY EMINENCE. The album will be released September 16 on Greyhaze Records. Pre-order it at this location.
Featuring Steve Tucker (MORBID ANGEL), WARFATHER's highly anticipated follow-up to debut album  Orchestrating the Apocalypse, 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. Tucker had this to say about the results:
"I am extremely excited for the release of The Grey Eminence. I feel that this album is one of the best things that I have ever been a part of! Erik Rutan did an amazing job on the production and the songs speak for themselves!" 
Producer Erik Rutan (HATE ETERNAL, ex-MORBID ANGEL) added:
"Recording with Steve and the guys on the new Warfather album has been fantastic! It has been a blast to be working on this monster album in the studio once again with my great friend and former band mate. The songs are heavy as hell and just outright awesome. We have some great tones and performances."
The Grey Eminence Track List:
1. Orders of the Horde
2. Headless Mean Can No Longer Speak
3. Judgement, The Hammer
4. For Glory or Infamy
5. The Dawning Inquisition
6. Heedless Servant
7. Carnage of the Pious
8. Grey Eminence
9. Fair and Final Warning
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Hello everyone,  We are very happy to announce  the release of a split album on our division  EMANATIONS  :
IN CAUDA VENENUM (Black Metal Atmospheric France )
HEIR ( Post Black Metal, France)
SPECTRALE ( Acoustic experimental, France) -  (JEFF GRIMAL's project, THE GREAT OLD ONES member)
Release date:   August 18th  2016 .
Awesome artwork by Jeff Grimal from THE GREAT OLD ONES
 Preorder are available on our webstore. 
After a first album released in 2015, IN CAUDA VENENUM delivers an interpretation of Angelo Badalamenti's masterpiece, Laura Palmer's Theme, originally found on the Twin Peaks original soundtrack.
This 15 minute long track is a depiction of the fragility and silent distress expressed by the devastated body of a self-destructive and lost teenager found ashore,
This track is the first collaboration between IN CAUDA VENENUM and the cello player Rapahël Verguin (PSYGNOSIS, XEVNNIZH).
This recording is also the band's tribute to Catherine E. Coulson (1943 - 2015) who performed as Margaret Lanterman aka "The Log Lady" in Twin Peaks.
It didn't take long for the Toulouse based band HEIR to make a name for themselves. Their powerful and intense music oscillates between relentless accelerations and spellbinding melodies; the end result is a nefarious atmosphere that draws from the harshness of Black Metal and the complexity of post-rock. The mood created by the band is instantly captivating and HEIR pays a real homage to the great names of Black Metal without ever taking the easy route. It is no surprise that HEIR has quickly turned into one of the most promising names in the French metal scene.
Created in 2013, Spectrale is the brainchild of multifaceted artist, Jeff Grimal. Painter, graphic artist and musician, Jeff Grimal (THE GREAT OLD ONES) has spent two years working on music and artwork to create a universe built on mesmerizing melodies, ethereal atmospheres, colors and images. Along with Jean Baptiste Poujol, Jeff Grimal drew inspiration from artists such as Pink Floyd, Steve Reich, Ulver, Magma and many others to deliver these atmospheric acoustic tracks. Spectrale is an invitation to a journey far beyond the physical world, an experience no words words cannot fully describe.
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INFINITUM OBSCURE (Mexico) - 'INFERNAL DARK FORCE'  : Genre - Blackened Death Metal : Mexican death metal legends Infinitum Obscure have decided to release their classic 'Infernal Dark Force' album via their own label, Death Elite. It's time to explore the renowned band's history all over again, this time in the best possible sound quality, as the music has been remastered by the founder himself, Robert Lizarraga. This album created waves in the underground when it was first released in the last decade. The band had a mysterious, inherently dark and dissonant quality without compromising on their steely sound, not devoid of melodies, as Infinitum Obscure somehow merge the obscure thrashy death metal music of The Chasm with the Swedish-sounding black metal music of bands like Dissection, Dawn, Sacramentum and Naglfar. The result is a veritable dark and intriguing form of blackened death metal music, a sound that the band have forged over the years and perfected. It all began here though and even after a decade, the music sounds fresh, pure, and puts many new bands to shame. Infinitum Obscure's legacy remains untarnished, revered, and alive - the band will release their new full length on Transcending Obscurity Records when ready. 
Album Line-up:
R.Lizárraga - lead 6 string ritual noise & funeral orations
H.Lalanne - lead guitar
A.Castañeda - bass
O.García - battery
New Death Elite version album track list:
1.    As Light Fades (The Coming Armageddon)    
2.    Where Death-Winds Blow    
3.    Possessing the Fire 
4.    Beyond a Dying Sun
5.    A Quest for Vengeance
6.    The Final Aeon
7.    Storm of Impious Hatred    
8.    We Have Arrived 
9.    Shadowless Light
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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
WIRED ANXIETY (India) - 'THE DELIRIUM OF NEGATION' EP  :  Genre - Death Metal : New Bombay boys in Wired Anxiety have left something special for posterity, before moving out of the country for higher studies. 'The Delirium of Negation' has to be one of the most ambitious and well-recorded death metal albums from the country. None other than Arkady Navaho of Navaho Studios (Katalepsy, 7 H.Target, etc.) mixed and mastered the release for maximum impact. The band's sounding mightier than ever before; the riffs are chunkier than the flesh on a water buffalo, percussion that's literally floor-crumbling, and compelling growling that adds a lot of momentum to the proceedings. This is death metal with vigour, force and panache, the new face of Indian death metal. There are not one but two artworks for this release, made by the reputed Indonesian artist Coki Greenway (Aborted, Devourment, etc.) and both are presented in a special slipcase edition that's strictly limited. If you're into death metal that's brutal and heavy, Wired Anxiety are bound to please. 
Album Line-up:
Dheeraj Govindraju - Vocals 
Sumeet Ninawe - Drums 
Naval Katoch - Guitar 
Adwait Jadhav - Bass
Track list:
1. Test Subject: Human 
2. Heavily Sedated 
3. Severe Comorbidity 
4. Focus 22 
Wired Anxiety Label Bandcamp (Pre-orders are ON!)
Transcending Obscurity Official Site
Wired Anxiety 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
NEWS 10.6.2016
DESERTED FEAR touren mit DARK FUNERAL und KRISIUN durch Europa! DESERTED FEAR, Deutschlands talentiertester und hoffnungsvollster Death Metal Act, haben eine Europatour mit den legendären DARK FUNERAL und KRISIUN an Land gezogen und werden im Oktober und November nun auch außerhalb Deutschlands ausgedehnt unterwegs sein.
Die Band über die Tour:
„Wahnsinn, bevor wir unser neues Album auf euch loslassen, werden wir im Herbst gemeinsam mit zwei absoluten Metal Legenden in so einem richtigen Tourbus quer durch Europa fahren. Viele der Städte kennen wir bis jetzt nur von der Landkarte und wir freuen uns riesig, so etwas mal erleben zu dürfen. Damit geht für uns ein Jugendtraum in Erfüllung und wir sagen Danke an euch alle da draußen, die uns bis hier hin supportet haben und es damit erst möglich machen. Scheiße sind wir aufgeregt...!“
Hier alle Dates der „Shadows Over Europe“ Tour:
DARK FUNERAL
KRISIUN
DESERTED FEAR
12.10.16 Copenhagen - Amager Bio (DK)
13.10.16 Nijmegen - Doornroosje (NL)
14.10.16 Leipzig - Hellraiser (DE)
15.10.16 Essen - Turock (DE)
16.10.16 Vosselaar - Biebob (BE)
17.10.16 London - Underworld (UK)
18.10.16 Paris - Petit Bain (FR)
19.10.16 Vannes - Echonova (FR)
20.10.16 Biarritz - Atabel (FR)
21.10.16 Madrid - Arena (ES)
22.10.16 Barcelona - Salamandra 1 (ES)
23.10.16 Marseille - Le Moulin (FR)
24.10.16 Milano - Magazzini Generali (IT)
25.10.16 Pratteln - Z-7 (CH)
26.10.16 Munich - Backstage (DE)
27.10.16 Vienna - Simmcity (AT)
29.10.16 Katowice - Mega Club (PL)
30.10.16 Warsaw - Progresja Music Zone (PL)
31.10.16 Berlin - K17 (DE)
01.11.16 Cologne - Luxor (DE)
02.11.16 Ludwigsburg - Rockfabrik (DE)
03.11.16 Leiden - Gebroeders de Nobel (NL)
04.11.16 Oignies - Metaphones (FR)
05.11.16 Selestat - Rock your Brain Fest (FR)
06.11.16 Lyon - Ninkasi Kao (FR)
DESERTED FEAR :
01.07. Roitzschjora, With Full Force
25.07. Tolmin (SLO), Metaldays
03.09. Katzenbach, Metallergrillen
17.09. St. Pölten (AT), STP Metalweekend
www.desertedfear.de   www.facebook.com/desertedfear     www.youtube.com/desertedfear
Jan Hoffmann  ANGER MANAGEMENT & PROMOTION     Märkische Str 48    44141 Dortmund  Germany           Jan@angermanagement.cc
DAWN OF DISEASE – Audio Premiere For Track “The Saviour's Tomb”! It's no secret that DAWN OF DISEASE have been highly influenced by old school Swedish Death Metal: a healthy dose of Scandinavian rawness will worm its way into every tune, but in the past couple of years these Germans have started to conquer new shores. With their upcoming full length album Worship The Grave these guys have also infused their third assault with unbound guitar solos and more dynamic vocals than ever before – the result might be the most intense death metal release of the year!
Check out a new track off of their Death Metal masterpiece WORSHIP THE GRAVE entitled “The Saviour’s Tomb” here: https://youtu.be/SlAZ0bec3KE
Instead of cheaply rehashing the typical Sunlight sound, the guys opted for a modern and pumping production, courtesy of Woodshed Studios, that puts the spotlight on blasting beats, grinding grooves, and insidious melodies.
Worship The Grave track listing:
01. Worship The Grave
02. The Saviour's Tomb    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SlAZ0bec3KE
03. Ashes
04. On Trails Of Death
05. Prayer For The Dawn
06. Cult Of The Fading Light
07. Through Nameless Ages  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nh686Fxb2jY
08. Outsourcing The Brain
09. Enwrapped In Guts
10. The Sky Is Empty
Worship The Grave is set to be released on June 24th 2016 via Napalm Records! Thank you very much for the support! Who has mistakenly received the newsletter, or no longer wants to receive it, can unsubscribe it.  Best wishes, Dawn of Disease .
IN FLAMMEN Hangover Run - Für die Harten unter euch!  Nachdem sich letztes Jahr trotz Gluthitze ein paar Bekloppte gefunden haben, geht er dieses Jahr in die 2. Runde: Der Hangover Run.  Ihr wollt nach einer durchzechten Nacht wieder fit werden für einen weiteren Festivaltag? Dann bringt eure Laufschuhe mit. Hebbe und Lugh von Ketzer Records werden mit euch eine Runde (ca. 8km) um den See laufen um euch auszunüchtern.
Vorausetzung ist nur, dass ihr normalerweise nüchtern 8km laufend bewältigen könnt. Das Lauftempo ist gemütlich, es wird keiner zurückgelassen oder im See versenkt.
Der Lauf findet bei jedem Wetter statt. Nur die Harten kommen in den Garten.
  Treffpunkt ist am Stand von Ketzer Records.
Bitte teilen damit sich wieder reichlich Leute finden.
 
https://www.facebook.com/events/1644536842460750/permalink/1741096169471483/
Die UNDER THE BLACK SUN-Veranstalter müssen leider bekannt geben, dass sowohl DØDHEIMSGÅRD (Norwegen) als auch GENOCIDE SHRINES (Sri Lanka) ihre Auftritte auf dem diesjährigen Festival absagen müssen. Als ersten Ersatz für den Ausfall von DHG konnten kurzfristig ISVIND bestätigt werden, sodass der Norwegen-Abend wieder vollständig ist. An einem Ersatz für GENOCIDE SHRINES wird derzeit fleißig gearbeitet.
Tickets gibt es hier:  http://www.folter666shop.de/de/Tickets/Hardticket/utbs--under-the-black-sun-3017.html?XTCsid=kj1uip7fb317eorirtpncodok1
Weitere Infos zum UNDER THE BLACK SUN findet ihr hier:
UTBS Homepage
UTBS auf Facebook
Viele Grüße, Stephan & Metal Promotions   www.metal-promotions.de
Hell(o) Death Metal Maniacs, Defying Danger Records proudly presents the oldest of all old school formats-the cassette version of the new SLAUGHTERDAY album ''LAWS OF THE OCCULT''. Finally OUT NOW and ready for shipping!!!
So check out this new masterpiece, spread the message & stay in contact!!
your D.D.R. Team
Tracklisting:
01. Unseal The Gate
02. Ritual Of Sacrifice
03. Sepulchral Ways
04. Beyond Body, Beyond Life
05. Torn By The Beast
06. Church Of Dread
07. Eyes That Never Shut
08. Feeding The Ghouls
09. Forbidden Wisdom
10. Plunging to Megadeath
D.D.R. # 017  SLAUGHTERDAY - Laws Of The Occult TAPE
Northern German powerhouse SLAUGHTERDAY are around since 2010 and have managed to gain a lot of attention with their previous releases. The two rabid brothers celebrate old school death metal in the vein of AUTOPSY, CARCASS or MASSACRE while adding some unique & irrestistible vibes to it.  Their new masterpiece „Laws Of The Occult“ with 10 amazing tracks including a HALLOWS EVE coverversion directly from the slaughterhouse! 
Produced by Jörg Uken at Soundlodge Studios & Cover Art by Mark Cooper !  Now out on TAPE limited to 300 copies, handnumbered edition of D.D.R. Tape Series #17. All you need is some SLAUGHTERDAY Tapes - get it!
SLAUGHTERDAY 2016
Current Lineup:
Jens Finger - Guitar/Bass
and
Bernd Reiners - Drums/Vocals
http://slaughterday666.bandcamp.com/    https://www.facebook.com/slaughterdayofficial/ 
check out the new release live on stage!
Next Gigs:
17.08.16 Dinkelsbühl - Summer Breeze Open Air
26.-28.08.16 Suurhusen - Coast Rock Festival
Press:
"This is a very enjoyable release, and I’d recommend this for anyone who has a taste for the old-school."WONDERBOX METAL
"Die Boxen verlässt ein Grollen, das so infernalisch ist, dass sich selbst der Teufel einscheißt!"8,5/10 Punkte TOTGEHÖHRT
"Hier gibt es Musik mit Seele! Dunkel und morbide und auf den Punkt gebracht." 9/10 Punkte POSSESSED MAG
The overall impression: yes, ''Laws Of The Occult'' is a strong, mature, oldschool death album.80/100 pts LORDS OF METAL
If you liked the first one, "Nightmare Vortex" and the EP "Ravenous", you can only expect another dose of old school Death Metal in the same vein as their previous works.But, if the originality remained unchanged, quality has improved as much as needed to approve this new effort. VOICES FROM THE DARK SIDE
"Die ostfriesische Zwei-Mann-Combo wechselt mit einer beeindruckendenSelbstverständlichkeit vom schmutzigen Todesblei zum hochmelodischen Heavy Metal und wieder zurück, dass es eine wahre Freude ist."8/10 Points METAL.DE
"Anchecken - wenn es denn sein muss - könnt ihr somit jeden Song, denn jeder von ihnen wird euch einen amtlichen Schwinger verpassen." 8,5/10 Points MEGA-METAL.DE
"I love the simple songwriting too; no bullshit, no endless guitars leads.…a direct axe hit to the head, blunt and brutal."8,5 Points DUTCHMETALMANIAC
...and still hot:
D.D.R. # 16  NECROMORPH - Under The Flag CD
NECROMOPRH is Grindcore cult from Berlin since 1995,without any convoluted bullshit.
After five years of waiting for some new output NECROMORPH dropped a real bomb at last.
2nd attack "Under The Flag" finally brings 15 brandnew hard-crushing & fast grooving traxx,
Maximum speed meets extreme groove along with a piece of progressive melodies. It’s direct, it’s incisive – it’s Grindcore at its deadly best. Experience the agony of human being on “Under the Flag”.
Fans of Nasum, ROTTEN SOUND, REGURGITATE & NASUM etc. will love it!
Comes with striking poster-booklet & sticker!
Also available as bundle with T-Shirt, Girlie or their first album
under the new Defying Danger slogan
 
„Decades of Grind“.
Stay tuned for the grinding madness now!
D.D.R. # 15  HARMONY DIES - Indecent Paths Of A Ramifying Darkness DigCD
German Death Metal horde HARMONY DIES is back with their brandnew 4th full lenght album named „Indecent Paths Of A Ramifying Darkness“.The time of long waiting it´s finally over and the band is ready to win the next Death Metal Battles!
The five mates celebrate their Death Metal sickness since 1992 and now in 2016 after long silence, the empire strikes back with 6 amazing new tracks!
HARMONY DIES„Indecent Paths Of A Ramifying Darkness“ album mixed by them self and mastered by Vintagemastering.
The fantastic artwork-creater was David Kempf.
„Indecent Paths Of A Ramifying Darkness CD”  is released as D.D.R. # 015 in a strictly
 
limited Digisleeve, handnumbered 666 copies  only and a apart of the  D.D.R. Tapeseries handnumbered 300 copies!!!
Tapeversion has the full "slaughtered" album, as celebration from 20 years anniversary extra on top!
So watch out for the brandnew masterpiece in Death Metal & hurry up for saving your copy!
You can order all at our Onlineshop:
 
www.defyingdanger.de
Defying Danger Records   P.O. Box 100133    06871 Lutherstadt Wittenberg   Germany     www.defyingdanger.de   www.facebook.com/defyingdanger
The second full-length album by Croatian Black Metal band. Containing 10 songs, including Motörhead cover “Kingdom of the Worm”, it's a manifestation of the individual presence of its creators within the Black Metal scene for almost two decades. Each track is a journey into a realm of despair and darkness, mainly due to the harsh vocals and cold & dark guitar melodies that blend perfectly together.
This is not an album that anyone can just 'whack on' in the background willy nilly. It must be listened to intently and taken in like the musical drug that it is. "CATHEDRAL OF THE BLACK CULT" is a flawless, yet intimidating musical experience which will open a portal to another dimension to the listener who's ready to gaze into it.
Streaming melodic riffs in extended phrases form the defining character of each song with representational distinction and progressions towards tonal and rhythmic changes, communicating the purpose of hierarchical sequence observed in nature’s ferociously necessary order of operation, reflected in the substance of the inner-self, magnified in the character of spiritual striving and agonizing existential discovery.
This is pure unsaturated Black Metal in all of its cold fury! There isn’t just grim lyrics reflecting the power of Satan and the beauty of Darkness, but the album actually draws the listener into the world beyond humanity. If you truly understand the music, you will be taken to the dark endless universe!!
This is the future and the past of the Black Metal! This is a masterpiece of Black Metal and Extreme Metal in general!! Every other word and description is pointless...
For fans of: Satyricon, Emperor, Mayhem, and all Black Metal fans in general.
http://metalscraprecords.com
BENEATH THE STORM – “LUCID NIGHTMARE”     File Under: Sludge Doom Metal : Fourth album by Slovenian Sludge Doom masters BENEATH THE STORM. “Lucid Nightmare” marks a new beginning for the band. The voice of Beneath The Storm has risen from the tombs of hell and got infected by dark melodies. The new album introduces you to the world of nightmares. A world where obscure visions become reality. It will trap you in its horror and leave you paralyzed in sleep. Enter at your own risk!
SELLING POINTS
 ·        Strong come-back by Slovenian Sludge masters with an unexpected “Funeral Grunge” attitude!
·        First single massive rotation on social networks:
 
https://youtu.be/wa6GbZCv7dk
·        Recommended if you like: ELECTRIC WIZARD, ACID BATH, ALICE IN CHAINS.
https://www.facebook.com/beneaththestormdoom
Finnish Industrial Metal/EBM Group KING SATAN have released the official video for new single "PSYGNOSIS." The video was directed, written and produced by the band's mastermind/vocalist Aleister Von Satan himself. Check it out at this location. The single will be included on the band's upcoming debut album, which will be released later in 2016 on Saturnal Records. 
KING SATAN is an industrial metal / EBM band from Tampere, Finland, founded in 2015 by Aleister Von Satan (a.k.a. fra. Zetekh, also mastermind of occult black metal band Saturnian Mist). KING SATAN combines influences from a wide range of extreme metal, electro-industrial and even hard rock. Musically, the band is about complete defiance - not only towards the boundaries and conventions of metal and electro music but also the status quo of spiritual life and mental status of modern world. Nothing is sacred and no stone shall be left unturned.
Spotify link for "Psygnosis"   https://open.spotify.com/track/02oJ9B8FlRerROfTLIiBic
iTunes link for "Psygnosis":
  
https://itunes.apple.com/fi/album/02-psygnosis/id1121561300?i=1121561334&l=fi
KING SATAN's first promo titled We are King Satan and we Fuck the World (2015) was recorded in autumn 2015 and released in December 2015 together with a music video single from the demo titled Enter Black Fire (2015). The video was directed by ALEISTER VON SATAN himself. The CD edition of the demo sold out fast and KING SATAN were going through a period of finding an established line-up for the sake of performing live, which meant that  a lot of people came and went before the line-up was settled. DJ SHEMHAMFORASH (a.k.a. fra. Ptahaz, also known from Saturnian Mist) was already in the band during the time of the first demo and handled guitars, synths and DJ responsibilities live, while B.B. KILL found himself as a guitaris,t and KATE BOSS as a bassist and a dancer.
Due to the success of the demo KING SATAN started working almost immediately on the debut full-length album in March 2016 and the first live shows were confirmed quickly. The first live appearance will take place August 2016 at the SAARIHELVETTI FESTIVAL, Tampere, Finland, where the band will share the stage with such names as Turmion Kätilöt and Shining, while the second show will take a place at the extravagant GOTHIC FEST in SOFIA at Sofia, Bulgaria on October 29, 2016.
"Enter Black Fire" Music Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X8pHoQCeulQ
www.kingsatan.net/    www.saturnalrecords.com/    www.facebook.com/kingsatan616
Southern California's GHOULGOTHA have unleashed their second full-length album, TO STARVE THE CROSS. The 10-track beast stands as a  masterpiece of atonal and dissonant death metal delivered straight from the warped mind of Wayne Sarantopoulos (Decrepitaph, Encoffination, et. al). Angry Metal Guy befittingly called the album "ugly music for ugly times," that's "intentionally hard on the ears."
Find out how ugly this bastard is at 
darkdescentrecords.bandcamp.com/album/to-starve-the-cross.  
To Starve the Cross was mixed and mastered by Damian Herring at Subterranean Watchtower Studios with artwork by Mattias Frisk. Dark Descent will unleash this monster June 13 on CD and digital formats with vinyl treatment coming soon after.  
www.facebook.com/ghoulgotha666    www.darkdescentrecords.com     
CHALICE OF SUFFERING (International) - 'FOR YOU I DIE' : Genre - Doom Metal : US based doom metal band Chalice of Suffering have worked hard on their debut release, and it shows. Employing flute and bagpipes as additional instruments to paint the canvas of their sorrowful music, Chalice of Suffering have brought to life an excellent rendition of life's inevitable miseries, but they have done it with class and grace. With members of Nangilima, Wandering Oak, and We Are Legion adding their experience to John McGovern's vision, the final product leaves nothing to be desired. The gently wafting music is punctuated by soul-tearing melodies, and the additional instruments coupled with the atmospheric melancholy, just takes it to a different level. One can actually feel different shades of grey as the music oscillates from black doom to glimmers of white hope that uplift the proceedings, mirroring life and its vagaries. The crushing death/doom music foundation gives it strength, the courage to go on, despite the reflection of tragedies, but all in all, this is what makes it beautiful - without darkness there can be no light. 'For You I Die' is the ultimate expression of moving, emotive, near-sentient doom metal music for the harrowed souls.
Album Line-up: 
John McGovern - Vocals
Nikolay Velev (Nangilima) - Keyboards / Guitars
Will Maravelas (We Are Legion, Plague of Stars) - Guitars / Bass
Aaron Lanik (We Are Legion, Plague of Stars) - Drums
Robert Bruce Pollard (Wandering Oak) - Tin Flute
Allan Towne (We Are Legion, Mastiff) - Guest Vocals
Kevin Murphy - Bagpipes / Irish Gaelic Vocals
Track list: 
1. Darkness
2. Who Will Cry
3. For You I Die
4. Alone 
5. Screams of Silence 
6. Cumha Do Mag Shamhrain 
7. Fallen 
8. Void
Chalice of Suffering Official Bandcamp (FULL STREAM)
Chalice of Suffering Official Facebook
Thanks!  Kunal Choksi
  Owner/Label head/Artist  Transcending Obscurity - webzine, record label and PR company    
www.tometal.com    www.facebook.com/transcendingobscurity
NEBELUNG – “ MISTELTEINN”  : When ten years ago Nebelung released its debut Mistelteinn on the now defunct Dresden label Eislicht – known for its genre defining releases in neofolk –, it received wide attention despite all its technical imperfections. Through the haze of a band taking its first steps into acoustic music and singing, the album seemed to manifest a nature mysticism as pure and heartfelt as it is seldom experienced. Sold out since half a decade, and never rereleased, the album now finally gets a new treatment. Completely rerecorded, and partially rearranged, the songs on Mistelteinn are presented here in a new light. The delicacy of the picked guitars, the mournful melancholy of the cello, and the matured and warm sonority of the voice reveal the craftsmanship Nebelung has acquired over the decade of its existence. Where the official release revealed merely a glimpse of its beautiful and pristine wilderness, this rerelease finally pulls the listener deep into its world, singing natures hymn, clear and unimpeded.
Mistelteinn is released by Temple of Torturous on white vinyl in an edition of 300 copies.
https://nebelung.bandcamp.com    https://www.facebook.com/nebelungofficial   http://www.templeoftorturous.com    http://www.facebook.com/ToTRecords
Hello,Alexandre Martinez from french label Deadlight Entertainment; I am submitting you today the debut album of ORACLES "MISERYCORDE".
ORACLES is a new act created by Sven de Caluwé (ABORTED), Steve Miller (SYSTEM DIVIDE), Andrei Aframov (SYSTEM DIVIDE) later joined by Mendel Bij de Leij (ABORTED), Ken Bedene (ABIGAIL WILLIAMS, ABORTED), Sanna Salou (DIMLIGHT) following the end of SYSTEM DIVIDE; 
The debut album "Miserycorde" was mixed and mastered by the famous Tue Madsen (EPICA, VOLBEAT, DESTRUCTION) while its artwork was conceived by Colin marks (EXODUS, STRAPPING YOUNG LAD). Release date is set for july 1st.
Tracklisting & guests
01. An Adagio For The Callous
02. The Tribulation Of Man (feat PerNilsson - SCAR SYMMETRY)
03. Catabolic (I Am)
04. Quandaries Obsolete (feat Ryan Knight - THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER) -   LISTEN ON YOUTUBE
05. Scorn -   LISTEN ON YOUTUBE
06. Body Of Ineptitude (feat Jeff Loomis - NEVERMORE ARCH ENEMY)
07. Remnants Echo
08. Canvas Of Me
09. S(k)in -   LISTEN ON YOUTUBE
10. The Beautiful People (MARILYN MANSON cover)
11. We, The Indifferent
www.deadlight.fr     https://www.facebook.com/Deadlight.ent
PAGANIZER (Sweden) - 'ON THE OUTSKIRTS OF HADES' MCD  Genre - Swedish Death Metal  :  Paganizer, the Swedish death metal warmachine, emerge with their latest epic. 'On the Outskirts of Hades' is a testament to the glory of the classic death metal style and its virility. Rogga Johansson and his main band are in best form. This is the most crushing output to come out Sweden in years. It showcases not just the exemplary songwriting skills of this great and experienced band but also its sheer muscle - it eats the newer ones raw and shits them out whole. Paganizer have never sounded better; each song is adrenaline-fused, laden with massive viking axe-hooks, earth-pounding percussion, and topped off with roars echoing down from Valhalla. Along with Affliction Gate's EP, this one will go down as one of the mightiest death metal EPs to be released this year.
Album Line-up:
Rogga Johansson - Guitars, Vocals
Kjetil Lynghaug - Lead Guitars
Matte Fiebig - Drums
Martin Klasen - Bass
Track list:
1. Angry all the Time 
2. Adjacent to Purgatory
3. The Netherworld Carnivale
4. On the Outskirts of Hades
Paganizer Label Bandcamp (Pre-orders are ON!)
Transcending Obscurity Official Site
Paganizer 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
SECOND INSTALLMENT OF MORTIIS-SHOCK FILMMAKER REINERT KIIL COLLABORATION NOW AVAILABLE :
OSLO, Norway - The second installment in a trio of short films by Norwegian filmmaker Reinert Kiil set to music by Mortiis is now available. Draugr, which features Mortiis' "Too Little Too Late" as its soundtrack, continues the trilogy in Kiil's depravity-driven style. "Ethanol injected directly into veins, naked chicks with shotguns, split tongues and sword swallowing," Mortiis said. "What could possibly go wrong?"
The "shock film" director has gained notoriety as Norway's only Grindhouse filmmaker. Draugr has already caused national Norwegian media to all but ban the film short, due in part to its content, as well as Mortiis' past affiliation with early Norwegian Black Metal.
Mortiis' ninth album, The Great Deceiver, is available now via Omnipresence.
Check out both Mortiis-Kiil films, as well as videos for the tracks "Demons are Back,"  "Doppelganger" and "The Shining Lamp of God," all taken from The Great Deceiver:
"Too Little Too Late"
"Too Little Too Late" (Draugr Short Film Soundtrack)
 https://youtu.be/LweRhVfwYyE
Geisteskrank (Vardøger Short Film Soundtrack)
"Geisteskrank"
"Geisteskrank" (Vardøger Short Film Soundtrack)ardøger Short Film Soundtrack
)   https://youtu.be/mg3gPktJI1c
Check out the recently released videos for the tracks ‘Doppelganger’, ‘The Shining Lamp of God’ & 'Demons are Back", all taken from the forthcoming Mortiis album ’The Great Deceiver:
'Demons are Back'
-   https://youtu.be/CyruGbLQaSs
(free single download available from
 
https://mortiis.bandcamp.com/album/demons-are-back
‘Doppelganger’ -
https://youtu.be/lF4BYh5xCPU
(free single download available available from
 
http://www.mortiis.com/#!doppelganger/w6nmz
‘The Shining Lamp of God’  https://youtu.be/peiIL5ExGnk
(free single download available from  http://www.mortiis.com
http://www.mortiis.com     http://www.facebook.com/officialmortiis     http://twitter.com/Mortiis   https://www.instagram.com/mortiisofficial/
Hailing from Bangladesh, the three-piece SERPENT SPELLS is yet another band to get under the wings of GODZ OV WAR PRODUCTIONS. Owing to the collaboration, the debut EP entitled 'MANTRAS WITHIN ASCENDING FIRE' featuring nearly twenty minutes of unique Blackened Death Metal will be released as soon as on May 31.
Four tracks contained on the release closely follow the classics of extreme music and bring to mind the accomplishments of Sarcofago or Archgoat. Still, Serpent Spells' music is not only murderous tempos, wild vocal parts or thick and demoniacal riffs. The band takes you by surprise with their well thought-over rhythm arrangements, they are brave enough to bring in unusual melodies or incorporate oriental accents that make their music sound exotic. The whole thing, be it brutal and raw, sounds most lucid and contemporary.
The cover was created by Michael Capili, and the excellent layout was developed by Marckus.
Tracklist:
1. Prism of Flesh (Entrance)
2. Piercing the Cervix of Nehemah
3. Scourge Heretic Consecration
4. Mantras Within Ascending Fire
Before the release, you can listen to 'Piercing the Cervix of Nehemah' on
 
SoundCloud
Presale of 'Mantras Within Ascending Fire' on standard CD has already started at
 
www.store.godzovwar.com
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ACEPHALE WINTER PRODUCTIONS TO RELEASE "SUSURRUS" BY OPHIDIAN FOREST  : Acephale Winter Productions are pleased to announce that they have released Susurrus by pagan black metal band Ophidian Forest. The album is available on digital and limited cassette formats and can be purchased here:   https://acephalewinter.bandcamp.com/album/susurrus
Although the three members of Ophidian Forest have never rehearsed together, they have still managed to record three albums of chaotic pantheist black metal. Susurrus, which is the final full-length from the band finds them pursuing a straight forward but clattering sound that seems simultaneously distant but full.  Evocative, funereal synths meet the metallic ring of hammered dulcimer under a canopy of wildlife and birdsong, recalling the nature worship of near-forgotten pagan tradition.  If this is truly the last record from this mysterious trio then they end things appropriately, as the raging black metal fades out one final time, the sound of a forest at night comes in, reminding listeners where the real mystery dwells.  Susurrus is available June 3rd from Acephale Winter Productions on cassette and in bundles with the band’s previous CDs.
OPHIDIAN FOREST is a Croatian/Dutch/US black metal collaboration between three individuals who create "chaotic Pagan black metal" by means of exchanging recordings over the net and by snail mail as they live thousands of miles away from each other. In fact, none have ever met each other in person, and without the current ease of global communication it's far less likely that this project would have been possible 10 years ago.
Guitarist/bassist Zaragil lives in Croatia, drummer/dulcimer player Otrebor lives in San Francisco, and vocalist/keyboardist/lyricist Amalgamoth is from the Netherlands.
Ophidian Forest's initial source of inspiration is the most glorious time of the Frisian kingdom around the start of the 8th century CE (common era), led by the brave king Redbad (680-719). His last-minute rejection of getting baptized in favour of joining his Pagan ancestors in what the Christians call Hell has become a legend of its own and is in our day still commemorated by some people (The Pagan calendar mentions "Rey Redbad" Day, on August 9th).
King Redbad dared to stay true to his Pagan roots and his ancestors and made Frisia an important counterforce in Western Europe. In the centuries after king Redbad, the Christians destroyed or altered nearly everything that reminds us of Pagan Frisia, but they never managed to erase the legend from collective memory.
Apart from the Redbad theme the lyrics are also inspired by Nature, Norse mythology, history and Pagan mysticism.
  
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NUISIBLE (France) - 'INTER FECES ET URINAM NASCIMUR': Genre - Crust/Black Metal : French crust heroes Nuisible put together another vicious onslaught that's a slap in the face of the skeptics. Their style is relentless, thrashy and laced with adrenaline. From start to finish, these maniacs whip up a frenzy, one that's superbly paced, bearing the right spirit and attitude, and remaining on top of things throughout. Described as a cross between the latter works of Darkthrone and crust/punk legends Tragedy, it's every bit as potent as you would imagine, and more. They add their own aggression and edge to the proceedings to make it relevant and sufficiently scathing. Simply put, this is for fans of good, energetic music, and anyone who can appreciate thrash/crossover, crust/grind or hardcore/punk, will lap this band up in no time. 
Album Line-up: 
Julien : guitars, vocals
Alexandre : drums, keyboards, backing
Damien : bass,backing
Furet : guitar
Deadlight Entertainment Bandcamp
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Thanks very much! Kunal Choksi  Owner/Label head/Artist Transcending Obscurity - webzine, record label and PR company    www.tometal.com   www.facebook.com/transcendingobscurity
MERCYLESS Release new FREE digital single .  The legend is back! The one and only MERCYLESS, one of the cultest Death Metal acts ever to emerge from France, the one that released the two classic albums "Abject Offerings" (Vinyl Solution, 1992) and "Coloured Funeral" (Century Media, 1993), the one that relentlessly toured Europe with the likes of DEATH (RIP, Chuck), ASPHYX, UNLEASHED, TIAMAT or more recently LOUDBLAST, that one band is back with a new FREE digital single, "Altered Divination" ahead of the October 7th release of its new full-length, "Pathetic Divinity".
Featuring a brand new song, "My Name Is Legion", produced at Psykron studio (PUTRID OFFAL) and mastered at Conkrete studio (OTARGOS...), and a raw "official bootleg" 2014 live recording of the 1992 classic "Substance of Purity", the single is a foretaste of things to come any unholy Death Metal fan should get right now!
Hear the roar of the horde sharpening its weapons preparing for a new battle against everything holy!
Free download @ BandCamp :  https://kaotoxinrecords.bandcamp.com/album/altered-divination-free
Line up
Max Otero – guitars & vocals
Gautier Merklen – guitars
Matthieu Merklen – bass
Laurent Michalak – drums
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)
https://www.facebook.com/mercylesscult/
Indiana Blackened Thrashers SKELETON WOLF have released a new song from their forthcoming self-titled debut album, courtesy of Metal Underground. Stream "She's Insane" at http://www.metalunderground.com/news/details.cfm?newsid=123906
Invisible Oranges recently premiered another new song, "Bow Down to Death." Grab a neck brace and stream it at  this location .
SKELETON WOLF is an extreme metal band that will have you headbanging until you tear your neck meat in two! Catchy guitar work, heavy vocals, and machine gun drums come together to forge a metal assault that is sure to have you raising your horns. Taking the old school do-it-yourself mentality, the band handles everything from writing the tunes to shipping them to your doorstep. SKELETON WOLF is sure to please listeners of bands such as GOATWHORE, AMON AMARTH, IMMORTAL, and recent ONSLAUGHT.
The album will be available for purchase on June 10 at the following link:  http://skeletonwolf.com/products/skeleton-wolf-self-titled-album-digipak
Guitarist Brett Schlagel began tracking his beastly guitar riffage late February of 2015. After compiling the first round of venomous tunes, Vocalist Tim Green unleashed his vocal raid upon the embers of the metal forge. Jeff Mason (bass) later joined the horde with his dungeon shaking bass lines blistering through the speakers beneath the double-kick offense. This lethal trinity, hammering heavy tunes upon the anvil of the mighty metal gods, will split your cranium down the center with their infectious style of blackened thrash. 
www.skeletonwolf.com    www.facebook.com/skeletonwolfmusic
NEWS 5.6.2016
DE MORTEM ET DIABOLUM 2016ONE TAIL, ONE HEAD und DARVAZA bestätigt .Das Billing für die zweite Auflage des DE MORTEM ET DIABOLUM Festivals ist beinahe komplett. Unlängst haben die Veranstalter für das am 16. und 17. Dezember in Berlin stattfindende Event zwei weitere Acts bestätigt. So werden mit ONE TAIL, ONE HEAD eine der gefragtesten norwegischen Black-Metal-Bands dieser Epoche ebenso die Bühne im Berliner Postbahnhof entern wie DARVAZA. Letztere haben im vergangenen Jahr erst ihr sehr starkes Debütalbum "The Downward Descent" via Terratur Possessions veröffentlicht. 
Hier alle bisher bestätigten Bands:
ARCHGOAT
VALKYRIJA
WINTERFYLLETH
DEAD CONGREGATION
ONE TAIL, ONE HEAD
BATUSHKA
OUTRE
ALBEZ DUZ
THORYBOS
KAECK
CULT OF ERINYES
DARVAZA
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
https://www.facebook.com/dmed666    https://www.facebook.com/events/1538334716485878
Viele Grüße, Jan & Metal Promotions Metal Promotions   www.metal-promotions.de
DESERTED FEAR – Video zum Festivalsommer 2016 online! Die thüringische Death-Metal-Walze DESERTED FEAR wird in diesem Sommer ein paar ausgewählte Festivalshows spielen und alte wie neue Fans von ihrer grandiosen Spielfreude überzeugen.
Die Band dazu: „Da wir uns diesen Sommer ins Studio zurückziehen werden um unser neues Album einzuhämmern, spielen wir auch nur ein paar ausgewählte Festivals. Umso schöner ist es jetzt noch mal mit einem Video den letzten Sommer wieder aufleben zu lassen. Einfach nur Wahnsinn was da los war, bei diesen Bildern bekommen wir nicht nur sofort wieder Gänsehaut, sondern auch richtig Bock auf die anstehenden Termine!"
Hier könnt ihr euch einen Liveclip zum Song „Forging Delusions“ anschauen, der mit Livematerial aus dem Festivalsommer 2015 unterlegt ist und die Vorfreude auf die Sommerfestivals in diesem Jahr mit Sicherheit nach oben treibt:
https://youtu.be/u8RcQofI_1Q
DESERTED FEAR  Sommer Shows im Überblick:
01.07. Roitzschjora, With Full Force
25.07. Tolmin (SLO), Metaldays
03.09. Katzenbach, Metallergrillen
17.09. St. Pölten (AT), STP Metalweekend
www.desertedfear.de    www.facebook.com/desertedfear     www.youtube.com/desertedfear
Jan Hoffmann   ANGER MANAGEMENT & PROMOTION   Märkische Str 48   44141 Dortmund   Germany
REACTORY "Eat The Rich" . This coverversion is a part of the upcoming new album 'HEAVY' ! The CD, Download and album shirt will be released on July 1st., the vinyl version is delayed to September 9th. !
Thrash fukken Metal at it's best !  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lnsMvg3vKlE     PRE-SALE:  WWW.FDA-REKOTZ.COM
THE BATTLE OF METAL VOL.3 - 50 Bands, 4 Stunden Metal Musik, 1 Battle! Nachdem diese einzigartige Compilation im Februar 2015 ins Leben gerufen wurde, ist die Zeit nun reif für ein neues Kapitel! THE BATTLE OF METAL VOL.3 ist endlich da, und wieder ist die Platte vollgepackt mit einer unglaublichen Bandbreite der verschiedensten Metal-Genres, wie z.B. Death Metal, Black Metal, Heavy Metal, Power Metal, Industrial Metal, Nu Metal, Metalcore und viele mehr.
Wieder haben wir eine massive Anzahl an Bands für euch zusammengestellt, die die Herausforderung angenommen haben ihren eigenen Metal-Stil mit ihren Meisterwerken zu vertreten. Im Klartext heißt das: 50 Bands aus der ganzen Welt messen sich miteinander in insgesamt 4 Stunden purer Energie und elektrisierenden Riffs, die euren Nacken bis an die Belastungsgrenze bringen werden! Ua. mit LOGICAL TERROR feat. SOILWORK, SMASH HIT COMBO, DUST IN MIND, DEVIL-M, BREAK DOWN A VENUE, BREED MACHINE...
Ein weiteres Mal folgten wir dabei unserer Philosophie all jenen großartigen Newcomern eine Plattform zu bieten um ihre harte (und wir meinen harte!) Arbeit in die Welt hinaus zu tragen.
Wenn du also ein Metalhead auf der Suche nach dem vollen Spektrum der harten Musik bist, dann ist dies genau nach was du gesucht hast! Bereitet euch also auf den ultimativen Kampf der Metal-Genres vor; bereitet euch vor auf THE BATTLE OF METAL VOL.3 !
Jetzt headbangen:
Bandcamp:
   
https://dt-compilation.bandcamp.com  (VÖ HEUTE)
iTunes:
 
http://tinyurl.com/TBOM3tunes  (VÖ am 10. Juni)
Amazon mp3:
 http://tinyurl.com/TBOM3zon  (VÖ am 10. Juni)
Wir wünschen euch sehr viel Spaß!
  Heavy Grüße aus Heidelberg  darkTunes Music Group
Bereits seit 1993 ziehen DEMENTIA ihre Kreise am metallischen Underground Firnament. Die mittlerweile zum Sextett gewachsene Formation gehört mit zu den Urgesteinen der deutschen Death Metal Szene und hat über all die Jahre ihr eigenes kreatives Schaffen stets in den Mittelpunkt gestellt. Die Vorangegangenen Alben sind regelrechte Kleinode ihrer Zunft. Fernab vom Mainstream, mit viel Hang zum Detail, ausgearbeitete Liebhaberstücke.
Anno 2016 legt die Band ihr fünftes Album vor, auf welchem es ihnen erneut gelingt den Spirit und Charme der Anfangstage in die Gegenwart zu transportieren, ohne dabei altbacken zu klingen. „DREAMING IN MONOCHROME“ ist ein inhaltlich und ästhetisches Gesamtkonzept mit einer musikalisch breitgefächerten Klangwelt. Die enthaltenen 5 Songs mit einer Spielzeit von bis zu 20 Minuten bilden ein progressiv rockiges, teils doomig anmutendes Gewand um ein
Death Metallisches Grundgerüst mit filigran ausgearbeiteten Arrangements und einer vielschichtigen Instrumentierung.
Ohne Zweifel ist auch „Dreaming in Monochrome“ ein Album für Liebhaber. Eines dieser Meisterwerke, die nicht mit einem lautem Knall ihre Existenz verkünden, sondern wie ein guter Wein den Genießer im Stillen mit der Zunge schnalzen lässt. In der Gewissheit ein zeitloses Werk vor sich zu haben, einsortiert im Regal für die besonderen Momente, um aufgelegt zu werden, wenn sich der Staub und Lärm so manch kurzlebigen Zeitgeistes gelegt hat.
Line - up
Jörg Rupp - guitars, clean vocals
Stephan Nowotny - grunts, screams
Martin Müller - guitars
Tobias Christ - bass, clean vocals
Andrea Orendi - keyboards
Gerry Mayerhofer – drums
Discographie
Beyond the pale (2011)
Nina (2004)
The Elfstones Chronicles (1999)
Blackstone (1996)
Abiosis (Demo 1995 )
www.dementia-band.com    www.mdd-records.de
ZEIT - "GRAM"  Genre:  Black Sludge :  Founded in 2010 ZEIT started as a two-piece project of Fur (guitar, vocals) and Win (drums) with the aim to create a very own sound of black metal without being bound to the limits of this genre. With this in mind and a lyrical concept of urban solitude, the first self-titled Demo was released in 2013. Later this year Flakmann (bass) was added to the line-up and the first EP "Sturm" was released at the end of 2013. Two years  later ZEIT released their critically well acclaimed second EP "Trümmer" (debris). Due to the very wide musical influences of all three band members the music of ZEIT varies between different genres with an open minded approach to musical creation and self expression. With "Gram" (engl. grief) Zeit have recorded their third EP which has been recorded in Chemnitz, Germany in late 2015. ZEIT reaches out to create music in the vein of black metal, which means to be free, to express the own feelings and not to care about any conventions.
https://www.facebook.com/RumsDieZeit
NEW signing -THE ANTHAGONIST(Spain) -we are proud to release the first evil offerings from this Technical Blackened DEATH-METAL band! The ANTHAGONIST(Spain)- "WHEN BLOODY SUNSET ARRIVES" MCD/DIGITAL 2016 . At the end of 2014, the band The Anthagonist was born in Pontevedra (Spain) by the two members, Archer and Adrian, from the band NIHIL(progressive death-metal).
later on Zoilo(Unreal Overflows/zoilo unreal studios) also joined THE ANTHAGONIST.
in 2015 they worked on new songs and in early 2016, they recorded "When Bloody Sunset Arrives" at zoilo unreal studios!"
Await 6 songs thats is heavy, fast, dark and technical! a must if you are into bands like;Behemoth, Septic flesh, nile...!
WWW.DOWNFALLRECORDS.COM
(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.facebook.com/transcendingobscurity        www.tometal.com
Old Temple / Metal Throne Productions presents   DEISIDAEMONIA  - "KHTHONIAN HYMNS"  : Eight dark anthems rooted in early Hellenic Black Metal best times. "Khthonian Hymns" is a journey into the primeval abyss full of fire and sulfur, going further down the abyss in order to awaken the titanic blood and ascend. The Primeval Forces are invoked in order to destroy the modern world and through. Profane and infernal chaos to bring a new order of spiritual ascension. This album is a tribute to the titanic forces of the old and the masters of the Hellenic underground black metal. The album released on a gold CD. A co-release of Metal Throne Productions and Old Temple.
https://oldtemple.bandcamp.com/album/deisidaemonia-khthonian-hymns
MEMBERS OF TSJUDER, HORNA, BEHEXEN, NORDJEVEL, SVARTELDER TO BEGIN RECORDING DEBUT ALBUM FROM DOEDSVANGR  : Norwegian vocalist Doedsadmiral seems to have a magic touch when it comes to attracting some of the top Black and Extreme Metal musicians and forming them into new bands.   With his bands NORDJEVEL (which includes current and former members of MARDUK, RAGNAROK, FATAL IMPACT, TVANGESTE and BYRDI),  and SVARTELDER (with current and former members of CARPATHIAN FOREST,  IN THE WOODS, DEN SAAKALDTE, PANTHEON I and OLD FOREST) being snapped up instantly by labels , and with debut albums that have taken the Black Metal sector by storm, the somewhat mysterious frontman has done it again with the formation of DOEDSVANGR.
Joining him in DOEDSVANGR's  lineup is Shatraug (HORNA, SARGEIST, BEHEXEN and NIGHTBRINGER) on guitars,  and Anti-Christian (TSJUDER,  BEATEN TO DEATH) on drums,  and the band has already finished writing their debut album and is now ready to enter the Klang Studios in Oslo with producer  Bjarne Stensli, who will record, mix and master it.    According to DOEDSVANGR, the album, which will be titled "Satan Ov Suns",  is a "very dark work, very  evil and with extreme variations, but with a lot of groove". 
DOEDSVANGR, who are currently looking for a label, have posted a rough demo track to give fans an idea of what to expect from the band, and it can be heard at   https://soundcloud.com/doedsvangrofficial/black-sun-nimbus
More information about DOEDSVANGR can be found on the band's Facebook page at
  
https://www.facebook.com/doedsvangrofficial
PANYCHIDA - "HAERETICALIA" Genre:  Pagan Metal : PANYCHIDA – Pilsen, Czech Republic is coming with the fourth album inspired by the historian (hi)story of Carlo Ginzburg about the Benandanti cult of northern Italy. The old legends of witches fighting for the crop and the good of the local community´s got its links also to other medieval and modern legends like those of the widespread “Wild Hunt” and “Perchtenlaufen” or those of the werewolves of Estonia. The musical attitude to the album is a bit different than to the previous, successful album “Grief for an Idol” (2013). “Haereticalia – The Night Battles” is coming up with some unexpected orchestral parts as well as with untypical compositions for the band so far. If the band was once called a pagan metal then the musical and thematic shift is evident in every angle. Today the band draws inspiration from different metal genres with still focusing on melodic background. Let´s call this blackened heavy metal because METAL is what counts!
TRACKLIST 
1. The Wild Hunt Assembly
2. Procession of the Dead
3. The Night Consumes the Light
4. Josafat (The Gathering)
5. In Striacium (instr.)
6. Hunting the Witches
7. … For I don´t Cause the Evil
8. The Livonian Werewolf
9. Perchtenlaufen (instr.)
Vlčák – lead vocals, backing vocals
Sinneral – guitars, programming, orchestrations
Honza V. – guitars, clean vocals, backing vocals
Talic – bass, backing vocals
Sheafraidh – drums, backing vocals, guitars
http://www.cursedrecords.at/cursed/
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.
TRACKLIST 
01 - Synthetic Forms
02 - Starblind
03 - Leper Nation
04 - Synthetic Forms (Kaspar TORN remix)
Line Up: 
DRX - Vocals
WRZ - Guitars
MRT - Guitars
TRK - Bass
MDX – Drums
https://www.facebook.com/horricaneband
Australian Death Merchants SEWERCIDE have partnered with Toilet Ov Hell for the premiere of new song "Megalithic Tomb," just in time for the launch of the band's U.S. tour tonight in L.A. (scroll down for June/July dates). Stream the song at the following link:   http://www.toiletovhell.com/exclusive-stream-sewercide-megalithic-tomb/
SEWERCIDE will release debut album IMMORTALIZED IN SUFFERING through Unspeakable Axe Records on June 13. The album will also be available through international distribution outlets on August 19.  CD and cassette pre-orders are available at  this location.
Evolving out of an aggressive death/thrash metal style (think Demolition Hammer) sound, SEWERCIDE have now planted their flag firmly in the heat-blasted dirt known as death metal.  Influenced by Australian greats MISERY and NECROTOMY, as well as revered American bands such as MORBID ANGEL, GORGUTS, and IMMOLATION, this album marks a turning point and a new high water mark for the band.  It will surely satiate any listener hungry for pure, aggressive, gore-soaked death metal. Check out the promo video for new song "Snares of Carnality" at  this location.
SEWERCIDE launches its U.S. Tour tonight in Los Angeles. Tour information can be found at this location .
Immortalized in Suffering Track Listing:
1. For Those About to Rot
2. A Dying Dream
3. Snares of Carnality
4. Interlude in Agony
5. Acrimoniously Disharmonized
6. Pierced with Sentient Trepidity
7. Megalithic Tomb
8. Infinifixion
9. Eternal (In Spirit)
Australia can be a harsh, hostile place to live.  It is fitting that a continent of arid deserts and every creature poisonous and toothy has produced so much great extreme metal.  To those ranks, add relative newcomers SEWERCIDE.  The Melbourne-based band has actually been around five years now, building their name and sound across a string of splits and EPs, and through relentless live shows at home and abroad.  Now at last comes their debut full-length Immortalized In Suffering, just in time for their first U.S. tour.
www.facebook.com/Sewercide    http://unspeakableaxerecords.com     www.facebook.com/unspeakableaxerecords
THE VATICAN Stream New EP 'THE TRUMP CARD' on No Clean Singing :  Seattle noise-grind iconoclasts The Vatican are now streaming their new EP ‘The Trump Card’ in full on No Clean Singing. The record will be released on the 31st of May on LP, CD, and download. Stream 'The Trump Card'  here.
‘The Trump Card’ is a blistering record, a buckshot of grind that distills the tone and groove of sludge with the visceral force of crust and noise. The Vatican manifest the world they see in a form that reflects its nature - an overwhelming mass of noise - harsh, dissonant, but fascinating in the manner of a 50-car pile-up. Warped samples provide moments of respite from the onslaught, but these are not relaxing breaks. Instead, they allow just enough time in the quiet for the disquiet to sink in before the next barrage is unleashed. The record is mercifully short, but you’ll find yourself reaching to replay out of morbid fascination.
Thematically, ‘The Trump Card’ depicts the grotesque horror of the modern age with Donald Trump’s ghoulish, pouting face for a centerpoint. It is in the band’s words ‘a dark vision of our dystopian present, where the “leader of the free world” goes on television and admits to the use of torture and chuckles about it, and we all just chuckle along with him... Where Tom Cruise is a god, Donald Trump is considered a reasonable candidate for president, and we murder children with remote-controlled flying robots.’ They cite ‘They Live’ as a reference point for it being ‘a little bit shtick, a little bit politics, a little bit sci-fi/horror uneasiness,’ and that film’s mood of ridiculous terror is indeed a clear ancestor of the record. There is wry, cynical humour here - as well as the catharsis of a good riff - but the feeling of unease that lingers over the listener as Trump’s insipid voice gurgles over tape-hiss and slasher-flick guitar will leave you unsteady on your feet.
Biography:
The Vatican have been going for four years as a band, with ten years of friendship under their belt. This tightness of bond is essential to their sound:  ‘we know each other to the point where we kind of speak our own language, and that feeds into the way we play. We start with the language of punk song structure and just get weird with it.’ They cite the Melvins, Neurosis, Skarp, Phobia, and Botch as influences, but also all share an unabashed love for 80s pop music.
The Trump Card’ Tracklist:
1. Trump Card
2. It’s Called Theft
3. Hippy Hate
4. All In
5. Flying Murder Robots
6. WxWxTxCxDx
7. FUCKEDFROMBIRTH
‘The Trump Card’ Credits:
Mat Wiberg - Vocals
Kris Kromholtz - Guitar
Matt Lincoln - Drums
Engineered by H Murder
Recorded at the Trap House (Seattle, Wa)
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After a short break, Les Acteurs de l'ombre Productions' newsletter and will especially focus on MOONREICH.The music video for "Long Time Awaited Funeral", taken from the album "PILLARS OF DETEST". Click on the link below to watch the video and feel free to share and repost.
As you may already know, MOONREICH will make its first appearance at the famous HELLFEST Festival on Friday June 17th from 11.05 am to 11.35am .
All the bands in Les Acteurs de l'Ombre Productions' roster are also available for interviews during their scheduled shows, please send a request to me or  blandine@lesacteursdelombre.com
See you soon, Noémy
Polish one-man black metal band ZØRORMR have teamed up with Metal Underground to stream their new EP THE AFTERMATH. The six-track EP is an awesome mix of sinister black metal mixed with traditional metal and is set to be released on June 10th 2016.
Stream The Aftermath at this location
 
http://www.metalunderground.com/news/details.cfm?newsid=123702
Pre-order the album here:   https://vianocturna.bandcamp.com/album/the-aftermath
ZØRORMR was born at the turn of 2009/2010 on the ruins of a dark ambient project IA Serpentor. During the winter of 2010 in the obscure walls of the Vatican Cellars Studio,  ZØRORMR recorded its debut album  “Kval” - a mixture of neoclassical, dark ambient and raw, basement black metal.  The album was released in 2010 d by Via Nocturna Records, and in Germany and Russia in 2011 by Sturmglanz Black Metal Manufaktur. 
Less than two years after the premiere of "Kval" ZØRORMR began recording their second album  "IHS". This time the drum machine was replaced with a real drummer. Guests who joined the recording process included  Cezar (CHRIST AGONY) and Shadow (BLACK ALTAR).
The third album by ZØRORMR entitled “Corpus Hermeticum” brought this project to another level. Released on February 22 of 2015 by Via Nocturna and limited to 500 copies the album sold out within 6 months after its release. Recorded in various locations like the world renowned Hertz Studio of Wieslawski Brothers and mixed by Arek “Malta” Malczewski famous for his work with BEHEMOTH the album exceeded the project's previous efforts. Also, the album had guest stars Mike Wead (KING DIAMOND, MERCYFUL FATE) in the title track and Hal (VADER) in “In the Mouth of Madness”. A re-release of the album is planned for Russia and CIS countries exclusively by More Hate Productions in May 2016.
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NOGROD (Guwahati, India) - 'ABSTRUCE DISMAL' EP    Genre - Death/Black Metal  : Nogrod hold tremendous promise. A few seconds into the album, past the alarming intro, it's easy to see why. They play a vicious form of black/death metal reminiscent of Behemoth, Belphegor, and Immortal. The intention is clear. They're taking no prisoners. Their grit is laudable and the execution is jaw-dropping. The whole debut heaves with raw energy. A fierce, sharp and crushing power propels this new sensation emerging from the North-east mountainous region of India. Nogrod's 'Abstruce Dismal' EP is but a glimpse into the potential the country's scene holds, following the path laid down by stalwarts like Heathen Beast, Insane Prophecy and Toxoid where this form of scathing black metal is concerned. Naysayers will be forced to eat their words. A new force is here.
Album Line-up: 
Bhaskar (Guitarist/Bassist/Vocalist)
Dhiraj (Percussion/Drums/Sessional Music Producer)
Rohan (Sessional Guitarist/Music Producer/Manager)
Track list: 
1. Call to all Unholy Beings (intro) 00:42
2. Powered by the Black Sun 03:26
3. Scavenger of Truth 03:06
4. Reign of the Fallen 05:16
5. Celestial Crusade 03:38
6. Ageless Mourning 03:30
Nogrod Official Bandcamp FULL STREAM
Nogrod YouTube FULL STREAM
Nogrod Facebook
Virginia Sludge/Doom Titans BELDAM have joined forces with The Sludgelord for the premiere of new song "Blackened Violet." The track is taken from forthcoming debut album STILL THE WRETCHED LINGER and can be streamed with extreme prejudice at the link below.  http://thesludgelord.blogspot.co.uk/2016/06/the-sludgelord-song-premiere-blackened.html
BELDAM will release Still the Wretched Linger on June 17 via Horror Pain Gore Death Productions.  Stream opening album track "Needles" at this location.
BELDAM hail from central Virginia and play skull crushing, soul wrenching, depression-ridden misanthropic Sludge with blackened touches. Influenced by the likes of SLEEP, EYEHATEGOD, GRAVES AT SEA, THE MELVINS and BLACK SABBATH,  BELDAM combine primordial buzzsaw guitar, massive low end bass, earth shattering drums and intense vocals featuring lyrics which invoke death and despair. Still The Wretched Linger is a relentless record, bulldozing through 40+ minutes of pure desolation!
Pre-order Still the Wretched Linger from HPGD Productions:  http://www.horrorpaingoredeath.com/store/hpgd129.html
For fans of BONGZILLA, BRAINOIL, COFFINS, CONAN, CROWBAR, DOPETHRONE, GRIEF, HIGH ON FIRE, INDIAN, NEUROSIS, NOOTHGRUSH, OM, ORANGE GOBLIN, ORDER OF THE OWL, PELICAN, PRIMITIVE MAN, PUNGENT STENCH, RWAKE, SOILENT GREEN, SOURVEIN, THOU, UFOMAMMUT, WEEDEATER AND ZOROASTER
Track Listing:
1. Needles
2. Blackened Violet
3. The Foundling
4. From Grave To Cradle
5. Salamander
6. Her Unbearing Abyss
7. Beauty's Martyr
Beldam hails from Charlottesville, VA, playing sludgy doom with blackened touches.  With influences ranging from Sleep, EyeHateGod, Graves at Sea and Black Sabbath, they pair primordial, buzz saw guitars with intense vocals and lyrics invoking death, despair and decadence.
Bassist Addison Dodds and guitarist Grahm Reynolds came together in 2013 with a mutual love of heavy music.  Early work on riffs led to adding drummer Cullen Wade. Reynolds cut his teeth as former guitar tech and touring guitarist for Hank Williams III's metal band, Assjack, in the early 2000s.  Dodds played in Comparative Anatomy opening for Vital Remains, Absu, and Deicide.  Drummer Wade brings a diverse, hard-hitting style to the band as an established producer and multi-instrumentalist in a variety of music genres.  Pennsylvania native Randall Guidry has recently been added as vocalist.  With many of the same influences, he trained under former A Life Once Lost vocalist, Bob Meadows.
Beldam emerged in 2014 with a string of successful regional shows playing with national and regional touring acts including Primitive Man, Castle, Ramming Speed, Witch Mountain, Ruby the Hatchet and Earthling. The band 's five-song self-titled demo released by Hota Rex Records is available for download on iTunes and Spotify.  Press, video clips, and fan interactions are accessible through the band's Facebook.  
https://www.facebook.com/BeldamOfficial   http://beldamofficial.bandcamp.com/releases    http://www.horrorpaingoredeath.com/   https://www.facebook.com/groups/horrorpaingoredeath/
AL-NAMROOD & DARKESTRAH – “TAJER AL PUNQIA / AKYR ZAMAN” Genre:  Black Metal / Folk Metal  : Two of the most unique sounding bands in black metal in a split release. Al-Namrood inspired by Arabian history and Darkestrah by Turkic history. Black metal from either region remains obscure but the two top bands from their respective regions deliver their very best on this MCD. Darkestrah give a 10 minute plus opus recreating Akyr Zaman; Al-Namrood return with a two-part track Tajer Al Punqia.
TRACKLIST 
1. Darkestrah - Akyr Zaman
2. AlNamrood - Tajer Al Punqia I          
3. AlNamrood - Tajer Al Punqia II
http://shaytanproductions.bandcamp.com/album/akyr-zaman-tajer-al-punqia
FRACTURED INSANITY (Belgium) - 'MAN.MADE.HELL'    Genre - Death Metal : Fractured Insanity have been at it releasing one massive album after the other. Xtreem Music saw their talent and put out their third and latest full length - which is jaw-droppingly heavy and brutal. Playing death metal with supreme confidence and pride, they are crushing their way forward. Unstoppable like a fierce locomotive on fire, the music rages on with pinpoint precision and incredible speed. Reminiscent of bands like Decapitated, Hour of Penance and Origin, Fractured Insanity are setting new standards with their expression. They're blending brutality with chaos, and taking the sound of death metal ahead like many of their foremost peers. Don't miss out on this exceptional slab of crushing death metal that's equipped with superior songwriting and flawless execution. For all you know, Fractured Insanity might just be the best death metal you've heard from Belgium.   
Album Line-up: 
Stefan (vocals & bass)
Ignace (drum)
Kenny (guitar)
Dieter (guitar)
Track list: 
1. Habitual Killer 03:58
2. The Blame of Humanity 04:13
3. Forced to Rome 04:18
4. Inferno of a Narcissist 04:40
5. Man Made Hell 05:02
6. One Shot Salvation 04:22
7. A Blasted Life 03:28
8. Suicidal Holiness 06:52
Full Album Stream on Xtreem Music Bandcamp
Xtreem Music Official Site
Xtreem Music Facebook
Fractured Insanity Facebook
For fans of - Wormed, Origin, Decapitated, Hour of Penance, Vile
Thanks all! Kunal Choksi  Owner/Label head/Artist  Transcending Obscurity - webzine, record label and PR company    www.tometal.com   www.facebook.com/transcendingobscurity
Hello , Daniel here's from HELLDPROD MURDER RECORDS and HELLSTORE in Europe.
NEW RELEASES OUT NOW
DISFIGURED HUMAN MIND "ATOMIC ABERRATION" Demo Tape'2016
BANDCAMP LINK:
  
http://helldprod.bandcamp.com/album/atomic-aberration-demo-tape-2016
YOUTUBE LINK:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oK_daAImIC8
BIOGRAPHY LINK:
  
https://issuu.com/helldprodmurderrecords/docs/hellstore_catalogue_may_2016
CUNNILINGUS "THE RETURN OF THE BLASPHEMIC DEPRAVATION"
CD'2016
BANDCAMP LINK:
 
http://helldprod.bandcamp.com/album/the-return-of-the-blasphemic-depravation
INQUISITOR "DUNGEONS OF FEAR"
Demo Tape'2016
BANDCAMP LINK:
 
http://helldprod.bandcamp.com/album/dungeons-of-fear
YOUTUBE LINK:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=skbu9MPxnKM
SYSTEMIK VIØLENCE "FUCK AS PUNK"
Demo Tape'2016
BANDCAMP LINK:
 
http://helldprod.bandcamp.com/album/fuck-as-punk-cassette-2016
YOUTUBE LINK:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vIZ_mL_NQlY
NEW RELEASES UPCOMING SOON
DISTRHONE "RETALIAÇÃO" 7'EP'2016
BANDCAMP LINK:
 
http://helldprod.bandcamp.com/album/retalia-o-ep-2016
YOUTUBE LINK: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a2kFd0j34Eo
Cadaveric Hails Danihell Slaughter
INFO & ORDERS IN HOLLAND:
helldprod666murder.records@gmail.com    murder.records@helldprod.com
HELLSTORE IN HOLLAND:
www.helldprod.com   www.discogs.com/user/murder.records     www.facebook.com/hellstore   www.helldprod.bandcamp.com
Slovenian Sludge Doom alchemists BENEATH THE STORM release cover artwork and first single from their anticipated new album "LUCID NIGHTMARE". The title track is available at this address:  https://youtu.be/wa6GbZCv7dk
"Lucid Nightmare" marks a new beginning for the band. The voice of Beneath The Storm has risen from the tombs of hell and got infected by dark melodies. The new album introduces you to the world of nightmares. A world where obscure visions become reality. It will trap you in its horror and leave you paralyzed in sleep.
Enter at your own risk!
"Lucid Nightmare" will be released July 4th, 2016 by ARGONAUTA Records in CD/DD. Preorders available here:
 
http://bit.ly/1r2BcZz
TRACKLIST:
01. Nightmare's Gate
02. Paralyzed In Sleep
03. Nightmares Overcome
04. Insomnia
05. Lucid Nightmare
06. Dementia
07. Atrocious Dreams
08. Down
09. On High In Blue Tomorrows
10. The House Of Doom
https://www.facebook.com/ArgonautaRecords       https://www.facebook.com/beneaththestormdoom
NEWS 28.5.2016
Hey Folks, The Blastdivision NECRO is ready for the next assault! It's time to announce their highly anticipated  new album “UNDER THE FLAG” is already out now on Defying Danger Records!!!
We’ re very glad to shoot out this grinding rocket into the Orbit!
  So check out this new masterpiece, spread the message & stay in contact!! your D.D.R. Team
Tracklisting:
01. 1/f²–Rauschen (Braunes Rauschen)
02. Excrements Of The Sun
03. Toxic Environment
04. Massendelikt
05. VEI 8
06. End In Vomit
07. Workuta
08. Zivilisationsautismus
09. Eremitenland
10. Handle The Flag
11. Nogeun-ri
12. Freiheitszerstörer
13. Zersetzungsmaßnahme
14. Perfect Day In A Perfect World
15. Cold Dead Hands 
D.D.R. # 16  NECROMORPH - Under The Flag CD
NECROMOPRH is Grindcore cult from Berlin since 1995,without any convoluted bullshit. After five years of waiting for some new output NECROMORPH dropped a real bomb at last.
2nd attack "Under The Flag" finally brings 15 brandnew hard-crushing & fast grooving traxx, Maximum speed meets extreme groove along with a piece of progressive melodies. It’s direct, it’s incisive – it’s Grindcore at its deadly best. Experience the agony of human being on “Under the Flag”.
Fans of Nasum, ROTTEN SOUND, REGURGITATE & NASUM etc. will love it! Comes with striking poster-booklet & sticker!
  Also available as bundle with T-Shirt, Girlie or their first album under the new Defying Danger slogan  
Decades of Grind“.
Stay tuned for the grinding madness now!
NECROMORPH 2016
Current Lineup:
Fritz (vocals)
Micha (drums)
Karl (guitar)
Ulf (guitar)
Jockel (bass)
https://necromorph.bandcamp.com/   https://www.necromorph.net   https://www.facebook.com/necromorphband   https://itunes.necromorph
check out the new release live on stage!
Next Gigs:
03.09.16 Hamburg – BambiGalore
07./08.10.16 Berlin – Berlin Death Fest
29.10.16 Rostock – JAZ
Press:
"[...] vor anderen Größen der Szene brauchen sich NECROMORPH mit Sicherheit nicht verstecken [...]"
7.6/10 Punkten - FFM-Rock (Jochen Strubel)
"[...] NECROMORPH bietet alle Trademarks, die sich Extremsportler wünschen [...]"
7/10 Punkten - Powermetal.de (Timon Krause)
"[...] Die Platte wirkt ziemlich frisch, ist kurzweilig und brutal, einfach was nettes für den Samstagnachmittag am Badesee bei Grillgut und Gerstenkaltschale [...]"
Amboss Mag (Hendrik)
"[...] wer ROTTEN SOUND auf dem Frühstückstisch stehen hat, Mittags gerne NASUM verzehrt und abends PIG DESTROYER verspeist, der sollte sich als Nachtisch definitiv "Under The Flag" von NECROMORPH gönnen. [...]
"8/10 Punkten - Reaperzine (Michael Eden)
"[...] Wer so Sachen wie Nasum und Rotten Sound liebt, wird auch dieses Album gern in sein CD-Regal stellen [...]"
6/7 Punkten - XXL-Rock (Kai Ellermann)
...and still hot:
D.D.R. # 15  HARMONY DIES - Indecent Paths Of A Ramifying Darkness DigCD
German Death Metal horde HARMONY DIES is back with their brandnew 4th full lenght album named „INDECENT PATHS OF A RAMIFYING DARKNESS“.The time of long waiting it´s finally over and the band is ready to win the next Death Metal Battles!
The five mates celebrate their Death Metal sickness since 1992 and now in 2016 after long silence, the empire strikes back with 6 amazing new tracks!
HARMONY DIES„Indecent Paths Of A Ramifying Darkness“ album mixed by them self and mastered by Vintagemastering.
The fantastic artwork-creater was David Kempf.
„Indecent Paths Of A Ramifying Darkness CD”  is released as D.D.R. # 015 in a strictly limited Digisleeve, handnumbered 666 copies only and a apart of the
 
D.D.R. Tapeseries handnumbered 300 copies  !!!
Tapeversion has the full "slaughtered" album, as celebration from 20 years anniversary extra on top!
So watch out for the brandnew masterpiece in Death Metal & hurry up for saving your copy!
...and coming soon
D.D.R. # 017  SLAUGHTERDAY - Laws Of The Occult TAPE
Northern German powerhouse SLAUGHTERDAY are around since 2010 & have managed to gain a lot of attention with their previous releases. SLAUGHTERDAY celebrate old school death metal in the vein of AUTOPSY, CARCASS or MASSACRE while adding some unique and irrestistible vibes to it.
Produced by Jörg Uken at Soundlodge Studios & Cover Art by Mark Cooper
Their new masterpiece ''Laws Of The Occult'' will be released on Tape 6th june 2016
Secure
your copy with 10% pre-sale discount now!!!
You can order all at our Onlineshop:
   
www.defyingdanger.de
Defying Danger Records    P.O. Box 100133   06871 Lutherstadt Wittenberg   Germany     info@defyingdanger.de      www.defyingdanger.de    www.facebook.com/defyingdanger
UNDERTOW – Videoclip zu „In Deepest Silence“ online!
Die Bay Area-Heroes Metallica haben sich für ihren ersten Videoclip damals neun Jahre Zeit gelassen, die Schwaben von Undertow haben sogar satte 23 Jahre verstreichen lassen um nach diversen Live- und Lyric-Clips nun ihren ersten „richtigen“ Videoclip an den Start zu bringen. Der Clip kommt im schicken schwarzweiß und wird es dank eine überlangen Spielzeit von fast sieben Minuten wohl eher nicht in die MTV-Heavy Rotation schaffen. „In Deepest Silence“ ist der Titeltrack des hochgelobten letzten Undertow-Studioalbums aus dem Jahr 2014.
Aktuell befindet sich die Band im Songwriting-Modus und spielt nur sehr vereinzelte Shows bevor es im Spätsommer erneut ins Studio geht. Das noch unbetitelte und gar nicht verflixte siebte Album der Band erscheint Anfang 2017. Watch out!
Hier geht´s zum Video:
 
https://youtu.be/4aLnRw6KKlw
UNDERTOW online:  http://www.undertow.de   https://www.facebook.com/undertowband
DEHUMAN REIGN – Video zu „Apply Salt To The Open Wound“ online! Ende diese Woche veröffentlichen die Berliner DEHUMAN REIGN endlich ihr lang erwartetes Full-Lenght-Debüt „ASCENDING FROM BELOW“, das stilistisch zwischen frühen Deicide und Suffocation angesiedelt ist und echte Death Metal Fans vollauf begeistern wird.
Die Vinyl-Version erscheint am 01.07.2016
Heute bereits spendiert euch die Band das offiziell Lyric-Viceo zum Track
  „Apply Salt To The Open Wound“, und zwar hier:
https://youtu.be/H4Je6fsg4e4  
Die Presse über „Ascending From Below“:
„Ein vorbildlich kompromissloser Auftakt, auf den hoffentlich noch weitere Alben folgen.“ DEAF FOREVER
„Headbang-Garantie inklusive.“ METAL HAMMER
„Ascending from below" ist ein verdammt starkes Album geworden, das die ohnehin schon geile Vorgänger-EP qualitativ locker hinter sich lässt. Old School Death ohne Firlefanz, ohne Kompromisse, aber dafür ordentlich kraftvoll und randvoll mit der deutlich hörbaren Spielfreude der Musiker! Ein Fest für jeden Death Metal Jünger, hier gibt es nichts zu meckern!“ XXL-ROCK.COM
Der Vorverkauf über
 
WWW.FDA-REKOTZ.COM, es gibt limitierte Editionen und Bundles!
DEHUMAN REIGN live:
15.07.2016 - Album Release Show im Cortina Bob (Berlin X-Berg)
mit BASTARD GRAVE und CARNAL TOMB
https://www.facebook.com/DehumanReign    https://dehumanreign.bandcamp.com/
Jan Hoffmann   ANGER MANAGEMENT & PROMOTION  Märkische Str 48  44141 Dortmund  Germany
VUOLLA „BLOOD. STONE. SUN. DOWN.“ Digi CD – COMING SOON 03./06.06.2016  Post Rock-Doom-Metal from Finland. Die neuen Erben von KATATONIA und Co. Bei VUOLLA treffen Doom- und Death-Metal-Elemente auf melancholischen Post Rock der Güteklasse A. 
Der charismatische Mix aus depressiven Parts mit Growls sowie cleanen Vocals und einer überwiegend doomigen, brillant geleisteten Gitarrenarbeit erinnert den Kenner an die frühen Werke von ANATHEMA. 
Die dichte Atmosphäre der VUOLLA’schen Klänge lockt den geneigten Hörer mit jedem Song tiefer in die unwirklichen Nebel-Landschaften einer schwarzen Seele – wie der trügerische Schemen einer einsamen Flamme. Und ein fernes Wort. Hoffnung ... 
Inspiriert von den dunklen Wintern des Nordens und den Abgründen menschlicher Existenz wird VUOLLA 2009 in Finnland gegründet. Genauer in Jyväskylä. Dem Ort der schon andere Doom-Metal Bands wie z.B. SWALLOW THE SUN hervorgebracht hat. 
Prädikat: Absolut unverzichtbar, für Freunde von THROES OF DAWN, SHAPE OF DESPAIR und KATATONIA.
LINE-UP:
Kati Kallinen - Vocals & Keyboards
Mika Laine - Bass
Ilari Kallinen - Guitars
Kalle Korhonen - Growls
Timo Ruunaniemi – Drums
Tracklist:
1. Death Incredible
2. Emperor
3. Chambers to Fill With Longing
4. Rain Garden
5. Shadow Layer
6. Rivers in Me
7. Film
8. Quiet Cold
You are welcome to share this track/clip:  https://youtu.be/w_kDs6SOeoQ   https://soundcloud.com/schwarzdorn/vuolla-film
http://www.schwarzdorn.de
WARFATHER has announced a September 16 release date on Greyhaze Records for sophomore album THE GREY EMINENCE. Featuring Steve Tucker (MORBID ANGEL), WARFATHER's highly anticipated follow-up to debut album Orchestrating the Apocalypse, was produced by Death Metal icon and studio wizard Erik Rutan (HATE ETERNAL, ex-MORBID ANGEL). Album artwork will be revealed in the near future
The collaboration marks the first time Tucker and Rutan have worked together since MORBID ANGEL's Gateways to Annihilation. Tucker had this to say about the results:
"I am extremely excited for the release of The Grey Eminence. I feel that this album is one of the best things that I have ever been a part of! Erik Rutan did an amazing job on the production and the songs speak for themselves!" 
 Producer Erik Rutan (HATE ETERNAL, ex-MORBID ANGEL) added: "Recording with Steve and the guys on the new Warfather album has been fantastic! It has been a blast to be working on this monster album in the studio once again with my great friend and former band mate. The songs are heavy as hell and just outright awesome. We have some great tones and performances."
www.facebook.com/pages/WarFather/240931366011521    www.greyhazerecords.com   www.facebook.com/greyhazerecords 
SEEDNA (Sweden) - 'FORLORN' (2016)  Genre - Atmospheric Black Metal : Seedna from Sweden are changing the perception of the black metal genre. They've crafted a beautiful full length album that's intuitively tempered with harsh as well as soothing moments, taking influences from outside the genre but blending it in flawlessly. The 'hourglass' on the cover symbolizes the continuation of life after death; the album is strangely nostalgic yet refreshing, as if we're getting back memories of a past birth. There's the familiarity of the black metal genre but a tingling sense of freshness to it, which makes you want to experience it to the fullest, live life all over again. The album, with its well-timed alternating interludes, only embraces you completely, as you begin to lose track of time and reality. This one shatters the binding norms and creates music that elevates the soul to new realms. Almost akin to a spiritual journey, 'Forlorn' is full of revelations, as you go unprepared but expecting perchance a life-redeeming experience, one that will bring you closer to the attainment of nirvana. 
lbum Line-up:
Olle: Vocals and Ritual Instruments 
Erik: Bass 
Gabriel: Guitar 
Johan: Drums 
Max: Guitar
Track list:
1. Hourglass 
2. Wander
 
STREAM 
3. Passage 
4. Frozen 
5. Eternal 
6. Abyss 
7. O 
Transcending Obscurity (International) Bandcamp (Pre-orders are ON!)
Transcending Obscurity Official Site
Seedna Facebook
Transcending Obscurity Facebook
Transcending Obscurity YouTube Channel

Many thanks in advance!
  Kunal Choksi  Owner/Label head/Artist  Transcending Obscurity - webzine, record label and PR company  
www.tometal.com    www.facebook.com/transcendingobscurity
ABOVE AURORA Stream Their Debut ‘ONWARDS DESOLATION’ on Metal Underground : Poland's Above Aurora will release their menacing debut record Onwards Desolation via Pagan Records on the 27th of May. As its arrival fast approaches, the band are preparing the world for its impact by streaming it on Metal Underground.
Onwards Desolation is a six track leviathan, drifting from atmospheric doom to propulsive black metal. The record is a masterclass in tension and release; building tension and releasing it in barrages, the band prime your ears for their darkness before unleashing it blast after blast. The ebb and flow of it is hypnotic, lulling the listener into a state where the band can cast their ominous imagery deepest into the mind. The guitars create a loose, eery mistiness while the rhythm section commands driving counter-melodies and percussion, with vocals blending into the swamp of sound. The presence of this human voice is not to bring comfort from the desolate instrumental; its rough-edged tones instead form the uncanny face of Onwards Desolation, just familiar enough for the listener to let its horror deeper into their heart.
In the band’s own words: “Onwards Desolation is our commentary on the hopeless condition of mankind and the world as a whole. […] Not carrying relief is even encouragement to indulge in regression."
"[Open the Wounds] creates a sensation of building, gloom-shrouded menace that bursts from the shadows in a pulse-pounding, hard-driving charge." - No Clean Singing
The album is streaming in full on Metal Underground
 here.
'Onwards Desolation' Tracklisting:
1. Vortex
2. Open the Wounds
3. Descending
4. Eradication of Light
5. Sweet Poison
6. Non Salva Me
AKEM MANAH (USA) - DEMONS OF THE SABBAT  : In the summer of 2014 an incredible album of colossal, arcane, necrotic doom metal was self released by Akem Manah. It emerged from their tomb-like studio with little to no fanfare and tragically was heard by precious few. That album was Demons Of The Sabbat and its story could have ended there. However, fortune brought this monstrous album to the doors of Possession Productions who immediately recognised its unique character and combination of power and atmosphere second to none. They immediately determined that the metal world should have a proper opportunity to hear what Akem Manah had created, so here you have the reanimated, second coming of the Demons Of The Sabbat...
Featuring ex-White Zombie drummer Ivan De Prume and ex-NILE bassist Chris Lollis, supporting guitarist/vocalist and founder member Dead Nedry, Demons Of The Sabbat blends the heaviest of doom with the most diabolical of death and adds a sorcerous, haunted, crypt dwelling atmosphere. There’s nothing out there that captures quite the same sense of ancient terror as Akem Manah.
The album is available to buy in superb digi-pack format and high quality download directly from Possession Productions Bandcamp page.
Thank the dark gods, thank Possession Productions and then grasp this second chance to discover the terrifying magic and majesty of AKEM MANAH’s Demons Of The Sabbat.
Genre: Arcane Necro Doom/Death Metal
For fans of: Triptykon | Funebrarum | Coffins | Evoken
Recording Line-up:
Ivan De Prume - Drums
Dead Nedry – Guitar/Vocals
Chris Lollis – Bass
 “…relentless, crushing, heavy riffing and blackened atmospherics...”
Cvlt Nation
1 – Dark Ritual
2 – Worship In Fire
3 – Reign Of Terror
4 – Possession Of Nun
5 – Hollow Graves
6 – Unholy Horror
7 – The Twisted Rites Of Satan’s Bride
8 – Nightfall
9 – Demons Rise
www.imperativepr.co.uk
AGRESIVA - "ETERNAL FOE"  Genre:  Trash Metal : Reissue of their debut self-released full lenght album.Bay-Area references that are present, a nice mix of Exodus and Metallica-inspired guitar playing.
AGRESIVA is a heavy metal band formed in Madrid, Spain in the summer of 2008, by  guitarists Eduardo Chamón and Miguel Coello.  Samuel San José (vocals), Daniel Villaseñor (bass) and Axel Ramírez (drums) completed the lineup. They released their fist demo, Sent To War, in the fall of 2010. Shortly after, Chus Maestro substituted Axel Ramírez on drums.
Due to this initial success, in March 2012, Agresiva released their first full-length album, Eternal Foe. The album was recorded and engineered by Ángel "Choco" Muñoz at Traste Cero Studio, in Torrejón de Ardoz (Madrid).  It was mastered and mixed by Dan Díez at Sonolab Studio and produced and edited by the band itself. The artwork was developed by Marcos Cabrera.
After the release, the band turned into a four-piece act as Eduardo Chamón left for personal reasons, leaving Miguel Coello solely repsosible for the band´s riffs. The release was followed up by numerous gigs all over Spain including performances at important Spanish metal festivals like Pounding Metal Fest and Skulls Of Metal, to mention a few, and a feature in the legendary Heavy Metal Maniacs in The Netherlands.
In October of 2013, Agresiva released the EP Chronophobia, recorded and engineered by Vasco Durán (who also co-produced the work with the band), mixed by Carlos Santos at Sadman Studio, and mastered by Mika Jussila at Finnvox Studio in Finland. This four-song release includes two cuts that later appear on The Crime Of Our Time--a demo track from 2010's Sent To War and a cover of a track by the Argentinean thrashers Malicia. After a bunch of gigs, the band focused their efforts on writing for their next studio album.
Line Up: 
Daniel Villaseñor - Bass
Miguel Coello - Guitars (lead), Vocals (backing)
Samuel - Vocals (lead)
Eduardo Chamón - Guitars (rhythm), Vocals (backing)
Chus Maestro – Drums
TRACKLIST 
01. Nocturnia (intro)
02. Pale Horse (Red D'eath)
03. Hell Town
04. The Glorious Revolution
05. The End of the Game
06. Eternal Foe
07. Sent to War
08. If
09. Betrayed
10. Hell Town (en el infierno)
11. The End of the Game (demo version)
12. Sent to War (demo version)
https://www.facebook.com/agresivametal/?fref=ts
Chilean Thrashers NUCLEAR have released a new video, covering DEATH's classic "Evil Dead." Originally released 29 years and given NUCLEAR's extreme makeover,  the video includes tour footage, as well as shots from the recording sessions of the band's latest release FORMULA FOR ANARCHY (Candlelight Records 2015). Check out the video at:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZoJftcHhWp8&hd=1
NUCLEAR had this to say about the video: "It is just our humble tribute to one of the greatest musicians metal music had the opportunity to listen. Chuck Schuldiner's indelible mark is still influencing tons of new metal acts around the world and Scream Bloody Gore was one hell of a start for all of us"
NUCLEAR is currently working on new material and a new album is expected to be released in 2017 by Candlelight/Spinefarm Records.
Formula for Anarchy, the ferocious new album from  NUCLEAR, is out now on Candlelight Records. Purchase and/or stream tracks at  https://candlelightrecordsuk.bandcamp.com/album/formula-for-anarchy
Formed in 2003, Chilean thrash metal band NUCLEAR burst forth from the underground scene with one of the most aggressive and powerful songwriting approaches the country had ever witnessed. Heavily influenced in 80's thrash, hardcore-punk and old school death metal, NUCLEAR has never compromised or followed any trends during their career. Indeed, the band is deadly serious about their art. Since 2006, NUCLEAR  has been releasing albums every two years. Five studio albums, one split vinyl, one live DVD, two live albums and hundreds of live shows around the world including tours in Europe and Latin America, and there is no end in sight!
WWW.NUCLEAR.CL  NUCLEAR.BANDCAMP.COM   WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/NUCLEARCL
London based Doom / Post Metallers SURYA are streaming their new album in full at this address:   https://soundcloud.com/argonautarecords/sets/surya-apocalypse-ad-full-album/s-m8oyL
"APOCALYPSE A.D."
has been released on May 27th by ARGONAUTA Records and it's available here:   http://www.argonautarecords.com/shop/music-/115-surya-apocalypse-ad-cd.html
"Sūrya have created a highly complex and multi-layered album as their sound changes directions with nearly every song. Industrial, Drone, Noise, Sludge, Doom and Post-Metal are some of the heavy riffs the band utilizes in creating an emotional journey." [OUTLAWS OF THE SUN]
www.argonautarecords.com   www.facebook.com/surya.band.uk
NUISIBLE (France) - 'INTER FECES ET URINAM NASCIMUR'   Genre - Crust/Black Metal : French crust heroes Nuisible put together another vicious onslaught that's a slap in the face of the skeptics. Their style is relentless, thrashy and laced with adrenaline. From start to finish, these maniacs whip up a frenzy, one that's superbly paced, bearing the right spirit and attitude, and remaining on top of things throughout. Described as a cross between the latter works of Darkthrone and crust/punk legends Tragedy, it's every bit as potent as you would imagine, and more. They add their own aggression and edge to the proceedings to make it relevant and sufficiently scathing. Simply put, this is for fans of good, energetic music, and anyone who can appreciate thrash/crossover, crust/grind or hardcore/punk, will lap this band up in no time. 
Album Line-up: 
Julien : guitars, vocals
Alexandre : drums, keyboards, backing
Damien : bass,backing
Furet : guitar
Deadlight Entertainment Bandcamp
Deadlight Entertainment Official Site
Deadlight Entertainment Facebook
Nuisible Facebook

Thanks very much!
  Kunal Choksi Owner/Label head/Artist Transcending Obscurity - webzine, record label and PR company   
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STORTREGN - "SINGULARITY" Genre:  Blackened Death Metal  :  Stortregn is a Black/Death metal band formed in Switzerland in 2005. After recording their first demo in 2007, they recorded Devoured By Oblivion, their first EP, which garnered a lot of attention and positive reviews.
In autumn 2010, having toured Cuba, Stortregn recorded their first album, Uncreation, which was released in June 2011 under Great Dane Records (FR). The release of the second album, Evocation Of Light, by Great Dane Records (FR) and Apocalyptic Art (GER) in September 2013, was followed by an Eastern European tour and a French tour in 2014. In 2015, they played at Wacken Festival, as finalists of the Wacken Metal Battle Switzerland.
While they started by taking influence of the Nordic Black Metal scene, they are expanding their vision and sound into a more contemporary era. Greatly appreciated for their music, even more so for their live shows, consisting of a mix of pig’s blood, charging riffs and blast beats, delivered with a relentless energy. With nearly 100 gigs including 3 tours (Cuba , Eastern countries and France), Stortregn has become inevitable in the world of Swiss black/death metal.
After many changes, the formation has stabilised and the current line-up consists of Romain Negro on vocals and guitar, Johan Smith on lead guitars, Duran Bathija on bass guitar and Samuel Jakubec on drums.
With their new upcoming album “Singularity”, which includes prestigious guests apparances and the artistic mastery of Juanjo Castellano, the band brings back the agressiveness into the metal world.
Featuring the following guests:
Steffen Kummerer: (Obscura, Thulcandra)
Ville Viljanen: (Mors Principium Est)
Simon Girard • Musician & Photographer: (Beyond Creation)
Vladimir Cochet: (Mirrorthrone, Unholy Matrimony, Weeping Birth)
TRACKLIST 
1. Enlighten Salvation
2. Acosmic Ascendant
3. Crimson Depths
4. Vertigo
5. Omega Rising
6. Aurora
7. Black Moon Silhouette
8. Nightside Of Eden
9. Elegy
10. Neverending Singularity (Bonus)
https://www.facebook.com/Stortregn
Hi there – Chris and Paul from Imperative PR here. We’re delighted to be able to announce that, in a world exclusive, Zero Tolerance Magazine are NOW streaming the upcomingt devilish collection from THUS DEFILED, AN UNHALLOWED LEGACY.
The six black-crowned invocations of evil that make up the beautifully presented An Unhallowed Legacy will be officially unleashed on the world on 6.6.16, but this will be a chance for fans, new and old, to revel in the bestial malevolence of the first Thus Defiled release in five years before the appointed time.
Simply by heading over to
 
www.ztmag.com  they’ll be able to dive into the flames of classic material like ‘Eden Stands Aflame’ and ‘Of Shadow And Storm’, remastered for a new devastating assault on the metal world. It’s time to walk beyond the seventh circle of fire once again, in the company of one of the greatest black metal bands this island has ever produced. Thus Defiled have returned and the pretenders’ days are numbered.
An Unhallowed Legacy brings together the legendary and long out of print EPs, A Darker Beauty and Fire Serpent Dawn. The physical release will be available in limited, lavish ancient grimoire packaging as breathtaking as the savage hymns held within. Recalling the grandeur of Venom’s At War With Satan, this is no ordinary CD release – but then Thus Defiled are no ordinary band...
Pre-orders for An Unhallowed Legacy are open now through the Thus Defiled webstore:
 
http://thusdefiled.co.uk/new-release.html
Welcome back to hell! Thanks for your support Chris & Paul Imperative PR
KOMMANDO (with members of ENDSTILLE) ANNOUNCE NEW RELEASE :  Formed in early 2015 by members of ENDSTILLE and DYSANGELIUM, Germany's KOMMANDO have scheduled June 13th, 2016 as the official release date for their self-release record, "DISTROYER/IRON GOAT TRIUMPH".
Mixing elements of d-beat and crust punk with the harsh sound of black and death metal, KOMMANDO's mission is to bring violence back to today's music and to bend the borders of the aforementioned genres in a way nobody did before, while calling it Machinegun Punk. 1. Machinegvn Pvnk
2. Vntitled
3. IndoctriNation
4. Old And In The Way
5. Crvsh Them To Death
6. Iron Goat Triumph
7. Bitching Hour
8. Kommandojugend
9. Alle Gegen Alle
https://www.facebook.com/kommando.official
NEWS 22.5.2016
Israeli Progressive Extreme Metal band WINTERHORDE have debuted new song "Worms of Souls," courtesy of No Clean Singing. Stream the song at the link below.
http://www.nocleansinging.com/2016/05/16/an-ncs-premiere-winterhorde-worms-of-souls/
WINTERHORDE will release their long-awaited studio album MAESTRO on May 20 through ViciSolum Productions. Combining vision with impressive musical expertise, the veterans orchestrated a powerful, epic tale of classical music and divine madness while drowning deep into the clutches of the underworld. Maestro is the band's strongest and most emotive powerhouse release to date. Prepare your ears for a true and deadly epic! 
Pre-order Maestro at  this location.
The band recently released an official lyric video for the title track from Maestro. Check out the video at the following link:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5NT-2k1ygeM
Maestro was once again produced and mixed by V.Santura (OBSCURA, TRIPTYKON, DARK FORTRESS, etc), with mastering handled by the renowned Jens Bogren (OPETH, SOILWORK, etc), and features guest appearances from Jiří Valter (ROOT) and Peter Huss (SHINING). With renewed energy running through their veins a potent new lineup WINTERHORDE are bound to spread their emotional darkness for those willing to feed upon the new album's magnificence.  Between enchanting tenderness and brutality, amongst the fires of the underneath and the coldest fumes of the North, this is the being called WINTERHORDE. Emerged in Northern Israel back in 2001, the Progressive Extreme Metal group has been evolving, seeking to become something greater with each chord they play and record, and only the skies are the limit. Whether through ancient arts of blackened Metal through the gems of progression,
WINTERHORDE are on their way to be the next thing in articulate extremity. Throughout their career, almost spanning two decades, WINTERHORDE saw the battles on stage, performing locally in extreme Metal events and festivals, supporting acts such as DARK FUNERAL, MELECHESH, BEHEMOTH, CATAMENIA. Furthermore, WINTERHORDE shared stages in European festivals such as "OST Mountain Fest", "Metalhead Meeting", "Maximum Rock" with some of the greatest bands in Metal such as W.A.S.P, KEEP OF KALESSIN, ONSLAUGHT, NEGURA BUNGET, CREMATORY, AMORPHIS, BLOODBATH, SATYRICON and more.
Following the releases of their debut albuum Nebula (2006, Burning Star Records) and Underwatermoon (2010, Twilight Vertrieb - produced by V.Santura (DARK FORTRESS, OBSCURA, PARADOX, TRYPTIKON), WINTERHORDE completed their next mysterious epos, Maestro.   
www.winterhorde.net/   www.facebook.com/winterhorde     http://www.vicisolum.com/     www.facebook.com/vicisolumproductions
IN TWILIGHT’S EMBRACE Stream “TREMBLING” EP :  Poland’s In Twilight’s Embrace are proud to present their newest EP, Trembling, streaming in full, featuring three ripping tracks of harsh yet melodic death metal. The songs are in part a continuation of the style set by last year’s album The Grim Muse, but feature an injection of new sounds, especially the inspired cover of countrymen Armia’s eclectic punk anthem.
Stream the EP via the following links. Legacy Magazine (Germany):
 
http://bit.ly/1rYkg7p
Trembling EP will be released 25th May 2016 via Arachnophobia Records. Order Trembling and The Grim Muse through the label’s webstore at:
 
http://bit.ly/1XmUB48  (Poland) or  http://bit.ly/253ePm0  (World).
In Twilight’s Embrace are:
Leszek Szlenk – guitars
Marcin Rybicki – guitars
Wojciech Skinder – bass
Cyprian Łakomy – vocals
Dawid Bytnar – drums
In Twilight’s Embrace online:
 
Facebook  Bandcamp
Arachnophobia Records online:
 
Website   Facebook
HERETIQUE (Poland) - 'DE NON EXISENTIA DEI'   Genre - Black/Death Metal : Underground Polish label Via Nocturna has been around since 2004 and has been quietly putting out some stellar releases that are unfortunately going below the radar. Polish quintet Heretique's 2016 album 'De Non Existentia Dei' is no different. The band's worthy to be uttered in the same breath as their Polish counterparts Vader and Behemoth, and Heretique straddle death and black metal genres with impeccable poise and ease. The riffing is absolutely outstanding and the band prefer to keep it crisp and audible instead of obfuscating it with an impenetrable layer of chaos. It's probably due to this reason that the album is seriously addictive and catchy, not to mention memorable. The superb variations keep the album interesting and unpredictable throughout. Be it the album's recording, aesthetics or even the overall presentation, nothing here is half-hearted. There's full commitment to the passion for the style, both from the band and the label, and Heretique are a new force for all to discover - sounding fresh, powerful, and all-round impressive. 
Album Line-up: 
Strzyga - Vocals
Celej - Guitar
Peter - Guitar
Zyzio - Bass
Igor - Drums
Track list: 
1. Chimera 
2. Sweet Stench of Rotting Human Flesh 
3. De non existentia Dei 
4. Dying In Hate 
5. Following Through 
6. Dimension
7. Czarna Polewka 
8. From the Black Soil 
9. Unknown Whispers 
10. Spiritus Antichristi 
11. The Raven 
12. End of Transmission 
Via Nocturna Official Bandcamp
Via Nocturna Official Site
Via Nocturna Facebook

Heretique Facebook

Thanks a lot!  Kunal Choksi
  Label Owner, Editor/Writer, Artist and Photographer   Transcending Obscurity - webzine, record label and PR company    
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Sludge/Doom Titans BELDAM will release their debut album STILL THE WRETCHED LINGER on June 17 via Horror Pain Gore Death Productions.  Stream opening album track "Needles" at this location. BELDAM hail from central Virginia and play skull crushing, soul wrenching, depression-ridden misanthropic Sludge with blackened touches. Influenced by the likes of SLEEP, EYEHATEGOD, GRAVES AT SEA, THE MELVINS and BLACK SABBATH,  BELDAM combine primordial buzzsaw guitar, massive low end bass, earth shattering drums and intense vocals featuring lyrics which invoke death and despair. Still The Wretched Linger is a relentless record, bulldozing through 40+ minutes of pure desolation!
Pre-order Still the Wretched Linger from HPGD Productions:  http://www.horrorpaingoredeath.com/store/hpgd129.html
For fans of BONGZILLA, BRAINOIL, COFFINS, CONAN, CROWBAR, DOPETHRONE, GRIEF, HIGH ON FIRE, INDIAN, NEUROSIS, NOOTHGRUSH, OM, ORANGE GOBLIN, ORDER OF THE OWL, PELICAN, PRIMITIVE MAN, PUNGENT STENCH, RWAKE, SOILENT GREEN, SOURVEIN, THOU, UFOMAMMUT, WEEDEATER AND ZOROASTER
Track Listing:
1. Needles
2. Blackened Violet
3. The Foundling
4. From Grave To Cradle
5. Salamander
6. Her Unbearing Abyss
7. Beauty's Martyr
Beldam hails from Charlottesville, VA, playing sludgy doom with blackened touches.  With influences ranging from Sleep, EyeHateGod, Graves at Sea and Black Sabbath, they pair primordial, buzz saw guitars with intense vocals and lyrics invoking death, despair and decadence.
Bassist Addison Dodds and guitarist Grahm Reynolds came together in 2013 with a mutual love of heavy music.  Early work on riffs led to adding drummer Cullen Wade. Reynolds cut his teeth as former guitar tech and touring guitarist for Hank Williams III's metal band, Assjack, in the early 2000s.  Dodds played in Comparative Anatomy opening for Vital Remains, Absu, and Deicide.  Drummer Wade brings a diverse, hard-hitting style to the band as an established producer and multi-instrumentalist in a variety of music genres.  Pennsylvania native Randall Guidry has recently been added as vocalist.  With many of the same influences, he trained under former A Life Once Lost vocalist, Bob Meadows.
Beldam emerged in 2014 with a string of successful regional shows playing with national and regional touring acts including Primitive Man, Castle, Ramming Speed, Witch Mountain, Ruby the Hatchet and Earthling. The band 's five-song self-titled demo released by Hota Rex Records is available for download on iTunes and Spotify.  Press, video clips, and fan interactions are accessible through the band's Facebook.  
https://www.facebook.com/BeldamOfficial    http://beldamofficial.bandcamp.com/releases       http://www.horrorpaingoredeath.com/
Melbourne (Australia) Death Metallers SEWERCIDE will release debut album .  IMMORTALIZED IN SUFFERING through Unspeakable Axe Records on June 13. The album will also be available through international distribution outlets on August 19.  Check out the promo video for new song "Snares of Carnality" at this location.
Evolving out of an aggressive death/thrash metal style (think Demolition Hammer) sound, SEWERCIDE have now planted their flag firmly in the heat-blasted dirt known as death metal.  Influenced by Australian greats MISERY and NECROTOMY, as well as revered American bands such as MORBID ANGEL, GORGUTS, and IMMOLATION, this album marks a turning point and a new high water mark for the band.  It will surely satiate any listener hungry for pure, aggressive, gore-soaked death meta
SEWERCIDE will launch its U.S. Tour on May 31 in Los Angeles. Tour information can be found at  this location  and confirmed dates are below.
Immortalized in Suffering Track Listing:
1. For Those About to Rot
2. A Dying Dream
3. Snares of Carnality
4. Interlude in Agony
5. Acrimoniously Disharmonized
6. Pierced with Sentient Trepidity
7. Megalithic Tomb
8. Infinifixion
9. Eternal (In Spirit)
Australia can be a harsh, hostile place to live.  It is fitting that a continent of arid deserts and every creature poisonous and toothy has produced so much great extreme metal.  To those ranks, add relative newcomers SEWERCIDE.  The Melbourne-based band has actually been around five years now, building their name and sound across a string of splits and EPs, and through relentless live shows at home and abroad.  Now at last comes their debut full-length Immortalized In Suffering, just in time for their first U.S. tour.
www.facebook.com/Sewercide    http://unspeakableaxerecords.com     www.facebook.com/unspeakableaxerecords
AMONG GODS -  “GHOST EMPIRE “   File Under: Doom / Death Metal : Initially formed as a studio side-project by vocalist Kenneth «Ripper» Olsen (SYRACH) in 2010, quite soon becomes clear that the band takes on a new direction that cannot be constrained to the world of music studios alone. During the fall of 2011 Among Gods recorded their self-titled debut album in Conclave Studio (Bergen). The debut is available on LP (City Of The Dead Records), CD (PRC Music – Canada) and digital edition. In 2013 the band lay their hands on the follow-up “Monument”. The recording of the album was done in Mølla Studio (Gjerstad) and Conclave Studio (Bergen). «Monument» was released on CD via PRC Music (Canada) on the 27th of May 2014. In early 2014 Geir Myklebust Sjo joined Among Gods on a permanent basis. During 2015 Among Gods new opus “Ghost Empire” was recorded and will be released via Argonauta Records (Italy) in mid 2016. Once again Among Gods will bring darkness & doom to the world.
Among Gods anno 2016: Kenneth “Ripper” Olsen Grimelid – vocals / Lars Brokeland – guitars / Geir Myklebust Sjo – drums / Ørjan “Hjarandr” Setvik – bass
SELLING POINTS
Highly anticipated new album by Norway based Doom Death masters.
Massive rotation on social networks of the first single “Deliver Us From Evil”:
https://youtu.be/oXVxDy1MZk4  
Recommended if you like: ASPHYX, MORGOTH, CELTIC FROST, PARADISE LOST, early ENTOMBED.
https://www.facebook.com/amonggods
INFERNAL DIATRIBE (Kolkata, India) - 'VIDEHA MUKTI'  ( EP )  Genre - Black Metal : Infernal Diatribe, hailing from Kolkata, India, have taken the torch from Heathen Beast in further propagating the sound of black metal from the country. Along with significant albums released by Toxoid and Diabolus Arcanium, they're at the foremost where the black metal scene in India is currently poised. Playing vicious and ambitious occult black metal, this quintet is all set to unleash their underground assault on unsuspecting ears worldwide. The band have worked tremendously hard on making this debut, their dream, a reality and armed with a deal with Transcending Obscurity Distribution, one can expect the band moving out of their home base to play other cities, and hopefully, other countries as well. Nonetheless, there's little to stop their blackened spiritual attack. Superbly composed songs with an underlying dark Indian theme forms the crux of the band's music. The whole affair reeks of spiritual indulgences, the left hand path and its fatal implications this side of the world, as the band tells us about the aghori path of moksha aka spiritual enlightenment.
Album Line-up: 
Vocals - KaraNavigama 
Guitar - Kalavikrama 
Guitar - Narantaka 
Bass - Kalaparzudhara 
Drums - Naztaz
Track list: 
1. Demonic Gasping Mortal Nightmare (Wisdom)
2. Doomed 
3. Morbid Evocation 
4. The Cry
Transcending Obscurity (India/Asia) Bandcamp (Pre-orders are ON!)
Transcending Obscurity Official Site
Transcending Obscurity Facebook

Infernal Diatribe Facebook

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

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

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

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

Many thanks in advance! Kunal Choksi Owner/Label head/Artist Transcending Obscurity - webzine, record label and PR company 
 
www.tometal.com     www.facebook.com/transcendingobscurity
Hailing from Timisoara, Romania, Looney Fucking Grinders BLUTRINĂ announce the release of their long anticipated debut album titled LOONEY FUCKIN' GRIND, release scheduled for September through Loud Rage Music. The album features 18 brutal, funny and nonconformist tracks recorded at Consonance Studio in the band's hometown, and is perfectly portrayed by the demented artwork of artist Sebastian Stancu. Two of the tracks are now available for free online streaming:
Morphing in Vitro
YouTube:
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hADSa0q72K4
SoundCloud:  https://soundcloud.com/loud-rage-music/sets/blutrina-looney-fuckin-grind
I Know Something I Won't Tell
YouTube:
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zleHlz3DkdU
SoundCloud:
https://soundcloud.com/loud-rage-music/sets/blutrina-looney-fuckin-grind
Blutrină started out in 2012 with Urmuz, Putrid and Lycan as a band wanting to have some fun while grinding out.
Heavily influenced by Looney Tunes and a number of other cartoons, they started piecing their first album together when they realised they needed Doktor Schnabel and Malphas to be able to bring the looney grind to life. The five friends ascended to their looney names, Malphas PissVocals, Urmuz ScrotStrings, Lycan BassDefecator, Putrid Clismatronic and Doktor Schnabel-Der Pestartzt and started playing a number of shows in Romania, one opening for Exhumed in Timisoara in 2013 and a few others together with bands like Abnormyndeffect, Innergrave, Headless and Genocide God.
The band is currently adding the finishing touches to their debut album.
More ambitious plans and news to follow.
www.facebook.com/Blutrina     http://www.loudragemusic.com/
MALEVOLENTIA – “RÉPUBLIQUE “   Genre:  Orchestral Black/Death Metal : Malevolentia is a French orchestral extreme metal band native of Belfort founded in 2003. The previous album “Ex Oblivion” released in 2011 was a huge success in France and in French speaking countries with over a thousand copies sold and thousands of plays and downloads on differents plateformes. Built as a movie soundtrack on which would be grafted a Black/Death sometimes violent, sometimes melodic, "Republic" is more orchestrated and more varied than its predecessors. Between an Orwellian fable and rant about Deep Politics, the French texts, very polished, make this new opus more than an album: a concept, a film which has no image yet.
https://www.facebook.com/MalevolentiaBM
Split 7inch GOD MOTHER /ARTEMIS Split Stockholm (Sweden) | Basingstoke (UK) out 16 June 2016 : God Mother comprises four persons with different musical backgrounds who together strive to create the heaviest and best noise possible. Armed with a record shelf full of bands like Rotten Sound, Nasum, Entombed, Black Flag, Converge, Gaza, and the Melvins they started to create music influenced by hardcore punk and the heritage of swedish death metal, grindcore and sludge.
Beginning to take shape in late 2012, they started playing together in a cramped basement in Stockholm, Sweden. So far four releases has been made, two trips around Europe played and a blast through Central America where they left a trail of broken eardrums, whiplash injuries and destroyed microphones as the first Swedish hardcore band to make it there.
Grinding guitars. Wrenching vocals. Dirty bass lines. Drum beats that break you. Artemis have perfected their own brand of chaotic hardcore - a raw and energetic cacophony underlaid with off-kilter grooves. The new tracks represent a natural progression showcasing the bands most furious moments to date. This will be Artemis' final new music release. For fans of Converge, The Chariot, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Bastions, Poison the Well, Cancer Bats, Intronaut, Genghis Tron, Employed To Serve etc.
limited edition
240 transparent green mixed with black
240 doom black
comes with a full colored cover on 300g board
Pre-order       www.wooaaargh.com/godmother-artemis-split
Bandcamp     
www.wooaaargh.bandcamp.com/album/god-mother-artemis
Video              
www.youtube.com/watch?v=e3t8YSzYB90   GOD MOTHER 'Between Voids' (Loudwire exclusive)
Video              
www.youtube.com/watch?v=e3t8YSzYB90   video teaser by Chariot of Black Moth
Video             
www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jkx7o9c6gJw    ARTEMIS 'Absentees'
www.WOOAAARGH.com    Store   Bandcamp   Facebook
NEWS 3.5.2016
AGRYPNIE haben bekannt gegeben, dass sie Ende des Jahres ins Studio gehen werden, um den Nachfolger zu ihrem aktuellen Meisterwerk "Aetas Cineris" fertigzustellen. Die Aufnahmen finden im SU2–Studio statt. Geplant ist eine Veröffentlichung Anfang 2017 via Supreme Chaos Records.
Außerdem werden AGRYPNIE bereits im Mai live auf der WACHKOMA-TOUR zu sehen sein. Ab dem 20.05.2016 bestreiten sie als Headliner gemeinsam mit ihren Labelkollegen TODTGELICHTER sowie den Senkrechstartern ANOMALIE neun Shows in Deutschland, Österreich und der Schweiz. 
Interessant ist die Konstellation nicht zuletzt deshalb, weil AGRYPNIE-Mastermind Torsten zusätzlich zu seiner Hauptband als Live-Gitarrist von ANOMALIE zu den Saiten greift.
Die Facebook-Eventseite zur Tour:    https://www.facebook.com/events/910698519025834/
Anbei die Tourdaten und der aktuelle Flyer:
20.05. DE - Oberhausen, Helvete Metal Club
21.05. DE - Stuttgart, Club Zentral
22.05. CH - Zürich, Dynamo Zürich (offiziell)
23.05. DE - München, Feierwerk, München
24.05. AT - Salzburg, Rockhouse Bar
25.05. DE - Würzburg, Cafe dom@in Jugendzentrum
26.05. AT - Wien, Viper Room Vienna
27.05. DE - Leipzig, Hellraiser Leipzig
28.05. DE - Weinheim, Café Central
AGRYPNIE auf Facebook     Supreme Chaos Records Homepage   Supreme Chaos Records auf Facebook
Viele Grüße, Jan & Metal Promotions   www.metal-promotions.de
AMON AMARTH: Kündigen erste Tourdaten der „JOMSVIKING“ EUROPA TOUR 2016 mit sechs deutschen Shows an!  Die schwedischen Heavy-Metal-Wikinger AMON AMARTH haben soeben die ersten Daten der Jomsviking Europa Tour mit sechs deutschen Shows im Herbst angekündigt. Die bislang größte Tour in der Geschichte von AMON AMARTH folgt dem weltweit höchst erfolgreichen, zehnten Studioalbum Jomsviking (Columbia Records/Sony Music/Metal Blade Records). Jomsviking eroberte die Verkaufscharts auf der ganzen Welt, inklusive einem triumphalen Einstieg auf Platz #1 in Deutschland, Platz #1 in Österreich und Platz #3 in der Schweiz!
AMON AMARTH hierzu: „Deutschland! Nach drei langen Jahren kommen wir mit unserer bisher größten Headliner Show zurück in euer Land. Schärft eure Waffen, befestigt eure Dämme und versteckt eure Liebsten. Unsere Horde wilder Krieger kommt in eine Stadt in eurer Nähe. Wir freuen uns darauf, gemeinsam mit euch die Hörner zu erheben. Raise your horns, together with us to glory!“
Weitere Tourdaten und Supportbands werden in Kürze bekannt gegeben.
AMON AMARTH:
28.10.2016 Oberhausen @ Turbinenhalle
29.10.2016 Hamburg @ Alsterdorfer Sporthalle
17.11.2016 Offenbach @ Stadthalle
18.11.2016 Ludwigsburg @ MHP Arena
19.11.2016 München @ Zenith
26.11.2016 Geiselwind @ Eventhall
Tickets für alle Shows sind ab 4. Mai 10.00h hier erhältlich:  http://www.amonamarth.com/tour-dates
Dewar PR release FREE COMPILATION via TOILET OV HELL:  Dewar PR is pleased to announce that we are celebrating our 4th anniversary by releasing our latest compilation for free download. As with previous releases, we have teamed up with esteemed metal blog Toilet ov Hell for the initial premiere. The 24 track compilation features a plethora of death, doom, black and thrash metal. 
Download and stream at this location:
 
 http://www.toiletovhell.com/listen-to-dewar-prs-april-compilation-feat-castle-freak-heavy-temple-orcumentary-and-more/
Some of the highlights on this edition include:
War Curse – Final Days : War Curse are a thrash band that were formed in 2013 and hail from Cincinnati, Ohio.  These guys have obviously studied and learned from the thrash greats and are well on their way to leave their own mark in the genre.  Final Days rips like its 1989 all over again.  
Horse Head – Destroyer Television  : Born in the Sonoran wasteland of Phoenix, Arizona, Horse Head are an up and coming sludge act in a city already teeming with excellent sludge bands.  Destroyer Television is a testament to their rise in the scene.  
A Light Within – World Through the Window  . From Kansas City, Missouri comes A Light Within.  Post-rock influences abound, but still heavy in their own right.  
Combining elements of technical extreme metal, industrial, and the avant-garde into a whirlwind of bombastic audio atrocities, Boston (MA)/Hot Springs (AR) tandem SKIN DRONE are set to release debut album EVOCATION June 14 on Bluntface Records.
The web-based duo of vocalist/multi-instrumentalist Erik Martin and multi-instrumentalist/producer Otto Kinzel have created nine songs of genre-defying metal with stories plagued by insanity and darkness on Evocation. Check out the band's brand new official video for album track "Death Sentence" by clicking on the link below.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kzyt67kM3A8
Pre-order Evocation and stream new songs "God Complex" and "Witching Hour" at:  http://skindrone.bandcamp.com/album/evocation
Track List:
1. Scarlet Road
2. God Complex
3. Death Sentence
4. Shepherd of the Damned
5. Ghost Reflection
6. City Lights
7. Witching Hour
8. Darkness Within
9. Salvation
BIO
Combining elements of technical extreme metal, industrial, and avant-garde into a whirlwind of bombastic audio atrocities. We strive to create music that surrounds itself in chaos, depravity and truth. We're not interested in your mainstream heroes, we only care about our heroes. A compliment from a true underground fan trumps the praises of an MTV/Viacom groupie everytime. Skin Drone formed in September of 2014 and features Erik Martin ( Vocals & Multi - Instrumentalist) and Otto Kinzel ( Multi - Instrumentalist & Production). Even with 1,000 miles between  us, we strive to create a brutal and complex sound that sets a soundscape for your inner most nightmares. Evocation is only the first chapter in what will become a more complex and heavier Skin Drone with each successive chapter
https://www.facebook.com/skindrone/    https://www.youtube.com/user/skindroneband     http://www.bluntfacerecords.com/       https://www.facebook.com/bluntfacerecords
The time has come to announce that LEDO TAKAS has signed LAIR for two album deal. This enigmatic entity that consists of two anonymous individuals, hiding under Swamp Dweller and Hidden from Light stage names, represents authentic, raw, primordial and mesmerizing black metal, preserved in classic tradition of the genre, once gloriously refined by the likes of Ildjarn, Arckanum, Sort Vokter, and Hate Forest.
Black Moldy Brew, 2014’s debut longplay by LAIR, was a great introduction, where insane vocal stream is accompanied by chilling buzzsaw guitars and haunting interludes, stirring ten malicious tracks in a boiling cauldron of filth, enriched with cinematic feel.
Two years past that, LAIR finalize their second statement, getting even deeper with the stories collected at the spookiest, devilish places you would not want to step in. Updates are coming soon. Check: LAIR - Chort
ledotakas.net    label.ledotakas.net    facebook.com/ledotakas   ledotakas.bandcamp.com     discogs.com/seller/ledotakas    cdandlp.com/seller/2/214829/ledotakas
THE MORNINGSIDE (Russia) - 'YELLOW'   Genre - Doom/Black/Death Metal : Since the very first album, it became apparent that Russian band The Morningside are on to something special. By blending genres like death, doom, and black metal, similar to Katatonia but more atmospheric, they've come up with a sound that's absolutely beautiful and enthralling. It's heavy but not crushing, the melodies remain ever so fragrant and the music sinuous in a graceful way. This album sees the band incorporate more progressive and even folkish and post-metal elements to make sure it's fulfilling its ambition and at the same time not straying away from the established sound. Every song is like a different chapter - connected but different in a special way. Influenced by a Kurt Vonnegut book, the yellow tram on the cover is symbolic of the travails of the central character and also life - it's up to us to keep it interesting and memorable. The album serves as a wonderful soundtrack to life and its infinite vagaries. 
Album Line-up: 
Ilya Egorychev - Bass
Sergey Chelyadinov - Guitar
Igor Nikitin - Vocals, Guitar
Boris Sergeev - Drums
Track list: 
1. To The Last Point...
2. As A Pilgrim
3. Out Of Nest 
4. Missing Day
5. Depot Only
6. Clocks
7. ...Then He Walked
The Morningside Official Bandcamp    Solitude Productions/BadMoodMan Official Site    Solitude Productions/BadMoodMan Facebook    The Morningside Official Facebook
Thanks! Kunal Choksi Owner/Label head/Artist Transcending Obscurity - webzine, record label and PR company
  
www.tometal.com    www.facebook.com/transcendingobscurity
German black sludge band ZEIT released their latest EP "GRAM" on April 1st, 2016 and now they are ready to sell "Gram" in cassette. If you're interested to purchase ZEIT's latest EP go to their bandcamp link: https://rumsdiezeit.bandcamp.com/album/gram
The cassette comes with an exclusive download code for the digital version of this EP.  https://www.facebook.com/RumsDieZeit
Just a few weeks and on June 20th, My Kingdom Music will release the new LORD AGHEROS full-length album titled "NOTHING AT ALL". Here are the cover revealed and the official tracklist:
1. The Last Memories
2. Lake Water (feat. Federica "Lenore" Catalano)
3. Mankind Arise
4. No More Rules
5. Life And Death
6. The Day To Die
7. On The Shore
8. Idiocracy
9. What We Deserve
10. Final Thoughts
11. Nothing At All
With it LORD AGHEROS' sound offers a very original, modern, powerful and rich of pathos music showing an amazing mix of Gothic Metal, Ambient, Post-Industrial, but also elements of classical music, everything conceived to generate a Shoegaze mixed to a Dark Metal that indeliblely marks the cinematographic musical essence of this album, so close to the Avantgarde soul of masterminds of the genre such as Ulver and Ihsahn.
Pre order CD:
 
http://smarturl.it/LOAG-CD
Here is the album trailer:  http://smarturl.it/LOAG_trailer
Surely LORD AGHEROS show once again how they are so original in our musical scene. Welcome to their trip and keep your eyes peeled for more news heading your way soon!
MY KINGDOM MUSIC:
   
http://www.mykingdommusic.net     http://www.facebook.com/mykingdommusic.label
LORD AGHEROS:   http://www.facebook.com/LordAgheros
Hey there, and cheers from Finland! The FREEDOMINATION guys are happy to answer interviews, and are actively seeking gigs and other opportunities and partnerships, so please let me know if you're interested in having a few words with them, or feel free to suggest any other cooperation you might have in mind!
You can find their latest EP streaming here:  http://freedomination.bandcamp.com/album/the-stand
Finnish heavy thrashers FREEDOMINATION embark on mini-tour supporting STEELWING (Swe) in May 2016! Vantaa Finland’s heavy metal champions FREEDOMINATION are ready to commence a mini-tour of their native grounds, supporting Sweden's STEELWING.  With Finland’s native scene awash with bands exemplifying modern plasticity or retro-worship, FREEDOMINATION retaliate against trends with honest and energized heavy metal, offering a much-needed revitalization to the Nordic underground!
 Under the vision of mastermind Timo Ahlström (HORRORFEAST, KILJUVELKA-70, etc.), FREEDOMINATION have been delivering honest, inspired, thrashing metal with no compromises, limitations, or pretense since 2008.  They earned early recognition after being chosen as “Band of the Month” in Finland’s Inferno Magazine, and having ANNIHILATOR’s Jeff Waters contribute a solo on “Hide Your Self." And with 2015’s The Stand, the band showcases their keen sense of melody, speed metal intensity, and playful shredding.  Add to that the versatile vocal delivery, occasionally spiced with old-school falsettos, and you have a band who unfailingly delivers.
With dozens of gigs in southern Finland under their belts and many more in the pipeline, FREEDOMINATION are poised and ready to take their stand and disperse their energy on stages across the globe.
www.freedomination.net    www.facebook.com/Freedominationband/
Chrissy Turpeinen  ENSLAIN ('zine/management/booking/promotion/PR)   www.enslain.net   www.facebook.com/enslain
NEWS 1.5.2016
Hey Folks, We're really glad & proud to present to you the 15th strike on D.D.R. TAPES SERIES. It´s HARMONY DIES with their new album „INDECENT PATHS OF A RAMIFYING DARKNESS“. Finally available on Tape included their magnificent debut album „Slaughtered“ as bonus!!!
Tracklist:
A-Seite
„Indecent Paths Of A Ramifying Darkness“
01.Threshold to Enrage
02. Tank HD 6
03. Armored
04. Massive Depravity
05. I´ll be your Master
06. Indecent Paths Of A Ramifying Darkness
B-Seite
„Slaughtered“
 01. Decision for War
02. Slaughtered
03. Eternal Cycle
04. Like Yourself
05. Where the Dead Are
D.D.R. 015 HARMONY DIES - Indecent Paths Of A Ramifying Darkness TAPE
HARMONY DIES, Berlin´s deadliest death metal band returns with their brandnew bonecrushing masterpiece. Their 4th full lenght album named „Indecent Paths Of A Ramifying Darkness“ is already OUT NOW!!!
Our five maniacs celebrate their Death Metal sickness since 1992 and now in 2016 after long silence, the empire strikes back with 6 amazing new tracks! The album was mixed by HARMONY DIES and mastered by Vintagemastering, add with fantastic artwork created from David Kempf.
Rejoice, this tape version has an extra special for all collectors. The long time out of print debut album "Slaughtered", comes as celebration from 20 years anniversary on top!
So don´t hesitate longer to keep safe your hood from this unique piece of brutal death metal,because it´s limited to 300 handnumbered copies only!
Still available the also strictly limited
Indecent Paths Of A Ramifying Darkness“ DigisleeveCD , handnumbered 666 copies only!
HARMONY DIES 2016
Current Lineup:
Jens Herold - guitar
Kai Mertens - guitar
Marco Obermeier - bass
Robert Kotlarski - drums
Chris Carl - vocals
https://harmonydies.bandcamp.com/    https://www.facebook.com/harmonydies/   http://www.harmony-dies.de/   https://itunes.harmony-dies
check out the new release live on stage!
Next Gigs:
13.05.16 Schwerin - Dr. K
20.05.16 Chemnitz - Sanitätsstelle
02.10.16 Berlin - Pedal Battle
07.10.16 Neuruppin - Succubus Release Show
29.10.16 Cottbus - Muggefug
Press:
"'Indecent Paths Of A Ramifying Darkness' stellt ein Rundumsorglospaket für den Oldschool-Death-Metaller dar." 6/7 Punkten - XXL Rock (Kai Ellermann)
"Die Berliner haben‘s auf jeden Fall auch hier wieder absolut geschafft, ein echt super derbes Stück extremer musikalischer Unterhaltung vorzulegen, welches in bester old school Manie alles bietet, was ein Death Metal Herz in Ektase versetzen kann." Fatal Underground (Leo)
"Deathmetalfanatiker aller Herren Länder müssen die Jungs mal antesten. Brutal und straight bekommt ihr hier sechs mal die Vollbedienung in unverbautem Deathmetal" 7,5/10 Punkten - Hell Is Open (Alucard)
"Wer auf Old School Death Metal ala Suffocation und Deicide steht, sollte hier unbedingt zugreifen"
  11/12 Punkten - Metal Guardian (Daniel)
...and coming soon
D.D.R. # 016  NECROMORPH - Under The Flag CD
The Blastdivision NECRO is ready for the next assault! This is Grindcore cult from Berlin since 1995,without any convoluted bullshit. NECROMORPH's 2nd attack "Under The Flag" finally brings 15 brandnew hard-crushing & fast grooving traxxx of Tøtäl Necrö Infection,
which will be a great pleasure for fans of ROTTEN SOUND, GENERAL SURGERY, NASUM & REGURGITATE!
Comes with striking posterbooklet and the pre-order starts now with 10% discount!
Stay tuned for more upcoming madness on 5th may 2016!
You can check out in advance the new track
 
Workuta  on bandcamp or see the unleashed grind power live on stage@Records Release show 6th may 2016 @Liebig 19 in Berlin .It will be an awesome night with:  NECROMORPH  ABJURED  JEHACKTET
Grind....Grind...Grind!!!
D.D.R. # 017  SLAUGHTERDAY - Laws Of The Occult TAPE
Northern German powerhouse SLAUGHTERDAY are around since 2010 & have managed to gain a lot of attention with their previous releases. SLAUGHTERDAY celebrate old school death metal in the vein of AUTOPSY, CARCASS or MASSACRE while adding some unique and irrestistible vibes to it.
Produced by Jörg Uken at Soundlodge Studios & Cover Art by Mark Cooper
Their new masterpiece ''Laws Of The Occult'' will be released on Tape 6th june 2016-so watch out for it!!!
You can order all at our Onlineshop:
 
www.defyingdanger.de
Check it out, spread the message & stay in contact!! your D.D.R. Team.
Defying Danger Records  P.O. Box 100133  06871 Lutherstadt Wittenberg  Germany
info@defyingdanger.de   www.defyingdanger.de   www.facebook.com/defyingdanger
Das neue Album "WELCOME TO THE GREEN ZONE" von GODSLAVE ist vor gut einem Monat erschienen. Jetzt haben sie mit "Children Of The Pit" ein tolles Video mit einer großartigen Idee rausgebracht. Die Band sagt dazu: "Mit 'Children of the Pit' haben wir eine Ode an die Freundschaft auf unser neues Album gepackt. Hier das offizielle Video mit allen Gästen: WIR LIEBEN EUCH! Danke fürs Mitmachen! "
Und hier ist die illustre Gästeliste, die ihre Sequenzen selber gedreht haben:
Seba-ERADICATOR
Matze-HATRED
Liz-DYING GORGEOUS LIES
Hille - SENSLES
Patrick-SKELETON PIT
Britta - CRIPPER
Martin-MEKONG DELTA/NACHTGESCHREI
Roland-THE OUTSIDE
Thommy-GODSLAVE
Frank-HATRED
Und hier könnt ihr euch das Video angucken:  https://youtu.be/0mMhbE5ACZQ
Gordeon Music - Zelterstraße 8 - 10439 Berlin  info@gordeonmusic.de
ZELTPLATZ-RESERVIERUNGEN FÜR GRUPPEN / 4 NEUE BANDS für das PARTY.SAN METAL OPEN AIR 2016 bestätigt! I I (INFERNAL INVOCATION), MOSAIC, SPASM und DECEMBRE NOIR
Leute!  Wir möchten euch mit dieser Newsmail nicht nur neue Bandzugänge vorstellen, sondern auch auf die Zeltplatzsituation für Gruppen und Fanclubs hinweisen.
Achtung:  Alle Gruppen, die sich bisher noch nicht gemeldet haben, sollten dies bitte schleunigst tun. Wir haben nur noch begrenzt Platz! Bitte mailt an  info@party-san.de um euren Platz zu sichern.
Tickets bekommt ihr bei www.cudgel.de !!!
Booking-News:
Eine weitere Band aus Leipzig, der Hölle des Ostens: I I (steht für: INFERNAL INVOCATION) sind die derbste Band der sächsischen Metropole. Das Trio bombt abartigen Bestial Black Metal, den es mit Death Metal sowie
mit klassischen 90er-Black Metal anreichert. Ein Naturereignis. Das sollte man gesehen haben!
Alchemyst sind tot, lange leben MOSAIC! Black Metal ist die Basis dieser Band, die ursprünglich Projektcharakter trug. Aber Songwriter Inkantator Koura versteift sich nicht auf den klassischen Sound, sondern lässt epische, zuweilen psychedelische Elemente voller Facettenreichtum einfließen. Anchecken!
Neue melancholische Härte, so umschreiben DECEMBRE NOIR ihren Sound etwas plakativ, aber befasst man sich mit den Songs der Newcomer, dann macht die Beschreibung Sinn: Frühe Paradise Lost, alte Katationia, My Dying
Bride, Shape Of Despair… hier wird dunkel und death-doomig gerifft und traurig gelitten.
Gore, Ekel, Spaß und schlechter Geschmack: SPASM haben ihr Taschengeld versoffen und verhurt. Jetzt istThüringen dran, denn da gibt’s Nachschub. Wegen ihrer bumsgemeinen Mischung aus Brutal Death Metal,
Goregrind und tschechischen Tittenmagazinen für Blinde werden die Herren für so manchen Circlepit verantwortlich zu machen sein.
www.party-san.de/
NARVIK haben das nächste Highlight ihres am 27. Mai 2016 erscheinenden Albums "ASCENSION TO APOTHEOSIS" online gestellt. Den Song "Fecundity of Death" gibt es hier zu hören:  https://youtu.be/CmoJtuNIL2I
"Ascension to Apotheosis" ist das zweite Album der Freiburger Black Metaller und erscheint via Folter Records (Vertrieb Alive).
Solltet ihr das Album noch nicht digital oder physisch vorliegen haben und "Ascension to Apotheosis" bei euch besprechen wollen, meldet euch einfach direkt bei mir.
Hier noch die Fakten zum Album:
Tracklist:
1. Invokation2
2. Wounds of Aspiration 
3. Geist zu Scherben 
4. Psychotic Redeemer 
5. Fecundity of Death 
6. Berstende Säulen 
7. The Shore 
8. Barren Semen
Mehr Infos zu NARVIK findet ihr hier:  NARVIK auf Facebook   Folter Records Homepage
Viele Grüße, Jan & Metal Promotions   www.metal-promotions.de
MONUMENT sind eine der feinsten NWOBHM-Bands. Mit ihrem Erstling "Renegades", welcher 2014 erschienen ist, konnten sie sowohl Fans, als auch Kritiker von sich überzeugen.   Metal Hammer UK schrieb damals: "The New Wave of British Heavy Metal is still alive and well as long, as bands like Monument keep the flame burning."
Jetzt erscheint mit "HAIR OF THE DOG" ihr neues und bis dato bestes Album, produziert von Scott Atkins (Cradle Of Filth, Behemoth, Sylosis).
Sich ins Gedächtnis brennende Gitarrenriffs, eingängiger und kraftvoller Gesang, vom talentierten Sänger Peter Ellis (ex - White Wizzard ) und eine tight-as-fuck Rhythmus-Sektion, die an Iron Maiden und Judas Priest erinnert, dass sind die Hauptelemente des Sounds von MONUMENT.
Hier könnt ihr euch das Lyric-Video zum Track "A Bridge Too Far" ansehen:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D6o9HBPpdEs
 Hier könnt ihr "Hair Of The Dog" vorbestellen:  https://itunes.apple.com/de/album/id1103269291?app=itunes
MONUMENT ist zweifellos eine der angesagtesten Bands des modern-day-traditional Heavy Metal-Sound und "Hair of the Dog" ist der lebende Beweis!  https://www.facebook.com/monumentuk/timeline
Gordeon Music - Zelterstraße 8 - 10439 Berlin   info@gordeonmusic.de
DISCHARGE - "END OF DAYS" ab sofort im Handel :  Das Warten hat endlich ein Ende, denn heute erscheint das neue Album der UK-Hardcore-Punk-Legenden DISCHARGE »End Of Days«.
Das Album kann hier bestellt werden:
 
http://nblast.de/DischargeEndOfDaysNB.
Digital gibt es das Album hier:
 
http://nblast.de/DischargeDownloads
Die Karriere der Band umfasst mittlerweile beeindruckende 40 Jahre. Keine Überraschung also, dass DISCHARGE im Laufe der Jahre viele Bands maßgeblich beeinflusst hat. Auch die Jungs von DEATH ANGEL zählen dazu, wie sie im neuen Trailer verraten:  https://youtu.be/4AwCJr1PXdI
Mehr zu »End Of Days«:
'NWO' OFFIZIELLES VIDEO:
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BlGTzVUmEhE
'Hatebomb' OFFIZIELLER TRACK & LYRICS:  https://youtu.be/DY_8qghAuQ4
Track-By-Track #1:  https://youtu.be/l2yiBumsNs4
Track-By-Track #2:
 
https://youtu.be/nBx9I7NwBhI
Track-By-Track #3:  https://youtu.be/vLN0-oRd96E
Gordeon Music - Zelterstraße 8 - 10439 Berlin   info@gordeonmusic.de
NJ/NY Crossover Thrashers ZAMBONI have changed their name to NUCLEAR HATRED, based on a notification from Frank J. Zamboni & Co, Inc. concerning trademark infringement. The band has repackaged their self-titled debut with the new name, which is now available for purchase and streaming at the link below:  https://nuclearhatred.bandcamp.com/album/nuclear-hatred
The debut album features the bombastic bass and booming vocals of Chris Butera, and the RAMONES-esque buzzsaw riffing guitars of Robert Orr. The album is also available from CD Baby at http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/nuclearhatred, and will be coming to Spotify, Amazon, and iTunes in the very near future.
The band began recording their self-titled debut in 2014, with a myriad of issues and time constraints leading to drummer Robert Padilla's unofficial departure and a plethora of delays. Two years later, the album is finally complete and ready to cause riots in the streets. Due to the band's longstanding drummer dilemmas, Orr and Butera have decided to go the route of Agoraphobic Nosebleed and both record and play live with programmed drums - proving once and for all that no band is more awful than the dreaded NUCLEAR HATRED. The band is already recording new material for their next release!
Track List:
1. The Meaning of Life
2. The Greater Evil
3. Nuclear Hatred
4. Brain Hemorrhage
5. Norman Bates
6. Killer Croc
7. Stick em
8. World War Z
9. Zamboni
Recorded "Where The Magic Happens," Wantage, NJ
Robert Orr: Mixing, Engineering, Guitars, Vocals
Chris Butera: Bass, Vocals, Artwork
Roger Padilla: Drums on tracks 3-5 and 7-9
Bill Cosby: Drums and Pudding Pops on tracks 2 and 6
Mastered by Eric Feliciano
Nuclear Hatred uses: ESP and Dean Guitars, Ibanez Basses, Fender Amplification, Hartke Amplification, Ernie Ball Strings, D'Addario Strings
This album has been brought to you by the Biracial Chair Democratic Republic of the People.
All songs written, performed and published by Nuclear Hatred. Copyright 2016. All rights reserved.
BIO
Hailing disrespectively from Brooklyn, NY and Wantage, NJ comes the worst band ever to attempt any form of music - NUCLEAR HATRED. Formed in October 2010, the crossover two-piece began life in the ashes of Butera's former thrash metal band Obliterator, whom Orr once saw open for Hexen, Mantic Ritual and Rattlehead at The Meatlocker in Montclair, NJ. Butera had a vision for something "so stupid and offensive it had to work." Fusing a lethal cocktail with ingredients ranging from Carnivore and D.R.I. to NWA and the Wu Tang Clan,the original lineup consisted of Butera, Orr and drummer "Nuclear" Nathan Wolff, releasing the "Blood on the Ice" demo, the "Mother of the Resistance EP," their live album "Live Stupidity" and finally, "Sucks! The Stupid EP" before Wolff left the band due to career and personal reasons.
The band would perform sporadically utilizing various live drummers from either other bands on the same bill or outright pulling random people out of the crowd before Butera would meet Roger Padilla at an Obituary concert in 2012. Padilla joined shortly after and the band continued playing occasional gigs that they would book themselves, mostly to "help out underground touring bands that were coming though the area and needed a show." Among these bands were Texas' Insinnerator and Terrorist, Boston's Sonic Pulse, Sweden's Six In Line and Alabama's Cancerslug. NUCLEAR HATRED would also organize and run the annual "Thrash Bash BBQ" festival - which is in its fifth year currently. 
https://www.facebook.com/NuclearHatred  https://twitter.com/NuclearHatred
Brazilian death metallers VULTURE WINGS are offering their debut EP "FUNERAL GROUNDS" for free download and streaming on bandcamp ( https://vulturewings.bandcamp.com/ ).
"Funeral Grounds" was recorded, mixed and mastered by Daniel Escobar at HR Estudio - Rio de Janeiro - Brazil  (Grave Desecrator, Nervochaos, Lacerated And Carbonized) and the artwork was designed by Augusto Miranda (Napalm Raid , Slaughter (CAN), Reiketsu).
TRACKLIST:
1. Oath with no Words (Intro)
2. Tower of Silence
3. Walking Corpse Syndrome
4. Necrophagous Majesty
https://www.facebook.com/vulturewings.official
BIZARRE (Spain) - 'INNER NECROPOLIS' EP  Genre - Fetid Death Metal :  Sounding as through recorded in a deep, fire-licked chasm, Bizarre are the latest death metal supergroup to emerge from Spain under the auspicies of Dave Rotten of Xtreem Music. The band members are well entrenched in the scene thanks to their involvement in bands like Onirophagus, Famishgod and Nangilima, all released under the Xtreem Music banner, one even graced by the vocals of Mr. Rotten. This is reminiscent of the Winterwolf sensation released some time back. Now it's time for Bizarre to lead the way. The music is distinctly old school influenced and sounds incredibly dank and fetid. The whole thing seems to be swarming with malicious germs and twitching maggots. This is death metal from the grave. Alive but rotten, Bizarre bring to us a new revolution within the Spanish scene. With the music comparable to the greats like Avulsed, early Funebre, Demilich, Rottrevore and Gorement, the time has come for the buried to rise again, using a new vehicle this time around. The reign of Bizarre has only just begun. 
Album Line-up: 
UNEDËIM (Svipdagr, Morkulv, Famishgod, Dis Gob, Itnuveth): Vocals & bass 
OBSZEN: Guitar 
EVILEAD (Elderdawn, Nangilima): Guitars & backing vocals 
URETRA (Onirophagus): Drums
Track list: 
1. Dying Existence (intro) 01:01
2. Damp Earth 03:20
3. Asphyxiating Dark Memories 03:33
4. Moldy and Decomposed 04:30
5. Fleshless 04:38
6. Inner Necropolis 04:26
Full Album Stream on Xtreem Music Bandcamp    Xtreem Music Official Site    Xtreem Music Facebook   Bizarre Official Facebook
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GODLESS (India) - 'CENTURIES OF DECADENCE' EP   Genre - Death Metal : From Hyderabad, India emerge Godless, a new death metal force that's both powerful and stimulating. Featuring members of Skrypt, Shock Therapy, and Wacken Open Air contenders Eccentric Pendulum, this is a new sound, a new sonic vision. None other than Joe Haley of Psycroptic (Australia) fame has mixed and mastered the album, in addition to doing a guest solo on this debut album which holds great promise. With unceasing momentum, a staccato delivery, and bucket-loads of power, 'Centuries of Decadence' is touted to be one of most notable albums to ever come out from the region. With an aesthetic that's dark and intriguing, Godless convey their message perfectly and go straight for the jugular, speaking out against the maladies that plague modern society. Their voice of dissent is tangible and they're here to unleash their brand of death metal upon the unsuspecting masses, fuelled by angst, purpose and an undying passion for extreme music. The era of Godless has only just begun. 
Album Line-up: 
Kaushal LS - Vocals 
Rohit Nair - Guitar 
Ravi Nidamarthy - Guitar 
Abbas Razvi - Bass 
Aniketh Yadav - Drums 
Mixed and mastered by Joe Haley (Psycroptic)
About the lyrical themes and album art: The album art is based on the second song of the EP, Ossuary. Ossuary talks about a wretched creature that dwells deep in the catacombs in a state of suspended animation, about to complete its last phase of hibernation to wreak havoc onto the world. The lyrics are a metaphor for nefarious covert organizations within the governments of today.
Replicant, as the title suggests, was inspired by Blade Runner (1982).
Oneiros speaks of the shaper of nightmares. This particular version has been inspired by Neil Gaiman's The Sandman.
Track list: 
1. Infest
2. Ossuary (guest solo by Joe Haley of Psycroptic!)
3. Replicant
4. Oneiros
Transcending Obscurity India (Distribution too) Official Bandcamp    Transcending Obscurity Official Site    Transcending Obscurity Facebook    Godless Facebook
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Italian Black/Death Metallers GRIMNESS are premiering a song from their 10th anniversary album via TOMETAL.COM:  http://tometal.com/song-premiere-italian-black-metal-band-grimness/
"A DECADE OF DISGUST"
is the reissue of their debut album "Increase Humanity Disgust", featuring bonus material and new graphic, and will be released on May 2nd by THE GOATMANCER Records.
https://www.facebook.com/TheGoatmancer/   https://www.facebook.com/Grimness-40993332445/
STRANGULATE (Kolkata, India) - 'CATACOMBS OF DECAY' Genre - Death Metal :  Strangulate are a new force in the Indian death metal underground. Along with  Third Sovereign  and  Biopsy , they are taking the raw and brutal aesthetic and merging the sound to create something scathing, vicious, and laden with hooks. This is a death metal fan's wet dream. 'Catacombs of Decay' is a new chapter in old school death metal brutality, the band's first, and they go straight for the jugular, leaving no stone unturned in creating death metal of the highest order, with passion, well-timed variations, and a superb drumming performance. The whole album is vibrating with raw energy and dripping with old school appeal, that would make the genre's legends like Suffocation, Cannibal Corpse, Malevolent Creation and Vader proud for paving the way for them. Their methodical songwriting is par excellence and this debut will go down in history as one of the best from the region
Album Line-up: 
Subhasish Mitra- Vocals 
Denzil Davidson- Guitars 
Prakash Paul - Session drums (recorded live) 
Track list: 
1. Barbaric Decadence 
2. Primordial Execution
3. Dungeons of Despair
4. Misogynistic Horror
5. Orchestrated Massacre
6. Humanity's End 
7. Blood and Bones
8. Catacombs of Decay 
Layout by Kunal Choksi - 
Transcending Obscurity India (Distribution too) Official Bandcamp    Transcending Obscurity Official Site    Transcending Obscurity Facebook    Strangulate Official Facebook
Thanks as always! Kunal Choksi  Label Owner, Editor/Writer, Artist and Photographer Transcending Obscurity - webzine, record label and PR company   www.tometal.com    www.facebook.com/transcendingobscurity
Kaotoxin is proud to announce the first ever UK tour by French Death Metal machine  AD PATRES , supporting brutal Britts of ABHORRENT DECIMATION. After having played HellFest and many other French festivals, Netherlands with Krisiun, a weekend tour with Morbid Angel in France and Belgium, played Germany’s DeathFeast and whatnot, it’s time for AD PATRES to bring their savage beatings to UK stages and who other to team with than ABHORRENT DECIMATION for a brutal package of high-class Death Metal the way it was meant to be!
Dubbed “Your God Is Dead”, the tour will start with a one-off gig featuring AD PATRES only (and supports) in Kaotoxin’s hometown of Lille, France, on June 15 after which both bands will start a three days killing spree accross UK. It will also mark the touring debut of Pierre-Yves Marani recently replaced Sébastien “Canard” Brouchican on guitars for AD PATRES.
AD PATRES are currently in the writing process for the followup to their successfull and brilliant 2012 debut full-length, “ Scorn Aesthetics “. The new album is planned for a 2017 release through Kaotoxin.
Dates are as follows:
Jun.15 – FR – Lille – Le Midland (Ad Patres + supports)
Jun.16 – UK – Croydon – Scream Lounge
Jun.17 – UK – Liverpool – Maguire’s
Jun.18 – UK – Hitchin – Club 85
Kaotoxin records
coming soon
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France
Greek melodic death band Aetherian just released a music video for their new single “The Rain” and they are currently working on new songs for their upcoming debut album.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ijn9EZSlJAM
South Carolina Progressive Black Metal Unit ENTHEAN have partnered with No Cleaning Singing for the exclusive premiere of new song "Before You, I Am." Stream it below.
http://www.nocleansinging.com/2016/04/25/an-ncs-premiere-enthean-before-you-i-am/
ENTHEAN will release debut album PRIESTS OF ANNIHILATION on May 20. Pre-order the album and stream new song "Dysthanasia" at:https://enthean.bandcamp.com/album/priests-of-annihilation
New song "Tones of Desecration" is streaming  here  and "Ekpyrosis" is streaming  here .
Priests of Annihilation will unquestionably appeal to fans of DISSECTION, EMPEROR, ORIGIN, and IMMORTAL. Yet the album more broadly represents the band's musical take on experiences past and present. Indeed, it is an ode to their many influences, musical or otherwise.  Put simply, ENTHEAN has created a fierce and dynamic album that will excite a wide range of metal fans.
Track List:
1. 1054
2. Tones of Desecration
3. Before You, I Am
4. Dysthanasia
5. Ekpyrosis
6. Behold the Primordial
7. Bring Forth the Raven
8. Invalesc de Profundis
Album Credits:
Mastered by: Jamie King
Mixing and Drum recording by: Bob Moore at Soundlab Studios
Additional samples and vocals recorded by: Ray Howard at Entropy Studios
Additional Bass by: Adam Mast Tracks 3, 6, 7, and 8
Artwork by: Marco Hasmann
Logo by: Chris Horst
Layout and Lyrics by: Adam Broome
Produced by: Brian Kingsland
Photos by: Troy Browder
BIO
ENTHEAN is an extreme metal band based out of South Carolina, formed in 2012 with the intentions of creating their own brand of metal. ENTHEAN seamlessly merges elements of Technical death, symphonic black, progressive, thrash, shred and classical music. Their sound is driven by precise counterpoint based riffs, furious drumming and a symphonic backdrop. Resulting in a whirlwind of bludgeoning sound, virtuoso technique and masterful composition. ENTHEAN's lyrical inspiration comes from life blended with mythology.
Twitter.com/EntheanMetal   Facebook.com/Enthean
IN TWILIGHT’S EMBRACE Premiere Unique Cover of Armia, Announce Tour :  Polish death metallers In Twilight’s Embrace have paid homage to the visionary punk band Armia, releasing a video for their interpretation of the track “Opowieść Zimowa” (transl: “Winter’s Tale”), the audio for which is due to be released on the band’s upcoming EP TREMBLING.
The video is being premiered by a
Polish web page entitled “Są na świecie płyty, o których nie śniło się młodym klerykom”, roughly translated as “There are albums out in the world, which young clergymen could not have imagined” - a tongue-in-cheek reference to the breadth of music out there.
Watch the video here:
https://youtu.be/P14gbRyVlws
Trembling EP and The Grim Muse LP will be released 25th May 2016 via Arachnophobia Records. Trembling is now available for pre-order:
http://arachnophobia.pl/
The band has also announced a short run of Polish tour dates, entitled “Blitzkrieg Witchcraft”, with The Dead Goats. The mini-tour will hit Gdynia, Toruń, Warsaw and Rzeszów.
BLITZKRIEG WITCHCRAFT TOUR
w/ THE DEAD GOATS
5th May - Gdynia, Desdemona
6th May - Toruń, Koniec Świata
7th May - Warsaw, Hydrozagadka (w/ Drip Of Lies)
8th May - Rzeszów, Klub Vinyl (w/ Coffinfish)
In Twilight’s Embrace are:
Leszek Szlenk – guitars
Marcin Rybicki – guitars
Wojciech Skinder – bass
Cyprian Łakomy – vocals
Dawid Bytnar – drums
In Twilight’s Embrace online:
  
Facebook    Bandcamp
Arachnophobia Records online:  Website   Facebook
Israeli Progressive Extreme Metal band WINTERHORDE have released an official lyric video for the title track from forthcoming album MAESTRO. Check out the video at the following link:   
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5NT-2k1ygeM
WINTERHORDE will release their long-awaited studio album Maestro on May 20 through  ViciSolum Productions . Combining vision with impressive musical expertise, the veterans orchestrated a powerful, epic tale of classical music and divine madness while drowning deep into the clutches of the underworld. Maestro is the band's strongest and most emotive powerhouse release to date. Prepare your ears for a true and deadly epic!
Stream new song "Antipath" at the links below:
Youtube:  https://youtu.be/_o2ieEEoRIU
Bandcamp:  https://vicisolumrecords.bandcamp.com/album/maestro
Maestro was once again produced and mixed by V.Santura (OBSCURA, TRIPTYKON, DARK FORTRESS, etc), with mastering handled by the renowned Jens Bogren (OPETH, SOILWORK, etc), and features guest appearances from Jiří Valter (ROOT) and Peter Huss (SHINING). With renewed energy running through their veins a potent new lineup WINTERHORDE are bound to spread their emotional darkness for those willing to feed upon the new album's magnificence.  Track Listing:
1. That Night in Prague
2. Antipath
3. Worms of Souls
4. They Came with Eyes of Fire
5. Chronic Death
6. The Heart of Coryphee
7. A Dying Swan
8. Maestro
9. Through the Broken Mirror
10. Cold
11. Dancing in Flames
BIO
Between enchanting tenderness and brutality, amongst the fires of the underneath and the coldest fumes of the North, this is the being called WINTERHORDE. Emerged in Northern Israel back in 2001, the Progressive Extreme Metal group has been evolving, seeking to become something greater with each chord they play and record, and only the skies are the limit. Whether through ancient arts of blackened Metal through the gems of progression,
WINTERHORDE are on their way to be the next thing in articulate extremity. Throughout their career, almost spanning two decades, WINTERHORDE saw the battles on stage, performing locally in extreme Metal events and festivals, supporting acts such as DARK FUNERAL, MELECHESH, BEHEMOTH, CATAMENIA. Furthermore, WINTERHORDE shared stages in European festivals such as "OST Mountain Fest", "Metalhead Meeting", "Maximum Rock" with some of the greatest bands in Metal such as W.A.S.P, KEEP OF KALESSIN, ONSLAUGHT, NEGURA BUNGET, CREMATORY, AMORPHIS, BLOODBATH, SATYRICON and more.
Following the releases of their debut albuum Nebula (2006, Burning Star Records) and Underwatermoon (2010, Twilight Vertrieb - produced by V.Santura (DARK FORTRESS, OBSCURA, PARADOX, TRYPTIKON), WINTERHORDE completed their next mysterious epos, Maestro.   
www.winterhorde.net/   www.facebook.com/winterhorde    http://www.vicisolum.com/   www.facebook.com/vicisolumproductions
QUERCUS (Czech Republic) - 'HEART WITH BREAD'  Genre - Morose Doom Metal : Avant-garde doom metal band from Czech Republic, Quercus, are back with their new full length. There's always been something off-kilter about this band, and it may not be instantly recognizable despite the use of church organ to make the difference. The mood is extremely compelling and it all works in a cohesive manner. It's slow, plodding, strangely entrancing and at the same time somewhat unpredictable. It's like the routine of life, or so it would seem, but with the intervention of people, it's prone to life-altering epiphanies. One only has to detect the subtle nuances, which this album is full of. It will transport you, cajole you, to a spiritual realm where you start to feel strange sensations and begin to perceive life differently. Released on Solitude Productions in partnership with Moscow Funeral League, this has been long awaited. Quercus present us with something utterly mesmerizing, something soothing yet with an otherworldly, morbid quality to it. It's for each one of us to decipher it, to interpret it in our own way, to read between the notes.
Album Line-up: 
Lukáš Kudrna - Keyboards
Ondřej Klášterka - Unknown
Markko - Vocals
Track list: 
1. A Canticle For The Pipe Organ 
2. Illegible Tree Name
3. Bread And Locomotive
4. Silvery Morning
5. My Heart's In The Highlands
Quercus Official Bandcamp    Solitude Productions Official Site    Solitude Productions Facebook    Quercus Official Facebook
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DARKEND - THE CANTICLE OF SHADOWS  Genre:  Extreme Ritual Metal : “The Canticle Of Shadows”, is a further step down, towards the Abyss, taking every element to the extreme: a darker, heavier and far more intense liturgy than ever before. DARKEND stands for Extreme Ritual Art: a combination of ancient ceremonial chants mixed with arcane symphonies, nocturnal ambiences and sulphur riffs engraved on black metal patterns.
The darkest communion features FOUR revered Cult Figures of the international extreme metal scene.
•      ATTILA CSIHAR (MAYHEM),
•      NIKLAS KVARFORTH (SHINING),
•      SAKIS TOLIS (ROTTING CHRIST)
•      LABES C.N. (ABYSMAL GRIEF)
https://darkend.bandcamp.com/album/the-canticle-of-shadows
VIDEO-TEASER FOR DVD "RAGE" ONLINE!!!!!!!!!! The Video-Teaser for our upcoming DVD [Live & Rage] is online now! Recorded live at Szene - Vienna (Austria), mixed & mastered by Mike Kronstorfer (Metalforge Studio), the artwork was designed by Lukas Lancko (IsisDesignStudio). The new DVD "RAGE" [Live & Rare] will be released on May 13th 2016 (Grindwork Prod.).
www.youtube.com/watch?v=jxd1Oplf-Hs
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THE DVD ARTWORK IS DONE!!!!!!! We are proud to share the artwork "mechanical eye" for our upcoming DVD "RAGE" [Live & Rare]. Lukas Lancko / ISISDESIGNSTUDIO did an awesome Job!!!! We are proud of the final design!!! The DVD will include a 4-Page-Booklet and the Live-Show will also be available as MP3 Album for download!
The DVD will include a Full Live-Show, a Band-Interview, 9 Official Videoclips, Extra Live Footage from 5 Festivals, the Full Discography, a Photo Gallery 1993-2015 and lot of Bonus Video-Footage. More than 175 minutes of the last 20 years band history. DVD "RAGE" [Live & Rare] will be released on May 13th 2016!
DVD Content:
+ Full Live Show
+ Band-Interview
+ 9 Official Videoclips
+ Live-Footage from 5 Festivals
+ Photo-Gallery 1993-2015
+ Complete Discography
+ Lot of Bonus Video-Footage
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UPCOMING LIVE SHOWS 15.05.2016 VIENNA - VIPER ROOM [AUSTRIA] Mastic Scum, Dystrust, Harmanic & Pray For Pain
08.09.2016 MUNICH - FEIERWERK {GERMANY]
 Anaal Nathrakh, Mastic Scum, Tortharry & Ad Nemori
22.10.2016 ABSOLUTE METAL STORM [CZECH REP.] Root, Mastic Scum, Fleshless, V A R & Deadkillers
"C T R L" AVAILABLE HERE Our actual 5th album "C T R L" is available as CD or digital download. In case u haven`t picked a copy yet, get it here:
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iTunes:
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Spotify: bit.ly/1bIh6or
Bandcamp:
masticscum.bandcamp.com
Mastic Webshop:
www.masticscum.com/shop
MASTIC SCUM WEBSHOP  Our merchandise is also available direct at our webshop! Easy ordering via PayPal or Creditcard.
www.masticscum.com/shop  masticscum.bandcamp.com
GORGOSAUR (Sweden) - 'LURKING AMONG CORPSES'   Genre - Swedish Death Metal :  Rabid Swedish death metal band Gorgosaur whip up an album that will shake the skin off your bones. Raw, filthy and caustic, these guys pay homage to the very pioneers of the style - Nihilist, Carnage, Dismember, Entombed and those like Necrony, Vermin and Nirvana 2002; they channel a sound that's devoid of melodies or anything that will interrupt their seething, rollicking momentum. Memento Mori label has a knack of finding such death metal gems, fostering them, enabling to release full length albums and this way strengthening the very foundation of the genre with renewed monolithic pillars. Gorgosaur boast of members of Deranged, RazorRape and Splattered Mermaids, and have procured the artistic talent of Mark Riddick for their artwork. Moreover, the album was recorded and mixed by Tomas Skogsberg at the legendary Sunlight Studio (Stockholm, Sweden) and mastered by Ted Tringo at The Ancient Way Mastering (U.S.A.). Clearly, this is not for the faint of heart but for those whose passion for old school death metal supersedes everything else. This is for the underground-mongers and they ought to revel in it. Gorgosaur rises.
Album Line-up: 
Martin Schönherr - Vocals/Drums
Åsa Hagström - Guitar/Bass/Vocals
Track list: 
1. Basement Funeral Hymn
2. Terror Incarnate
3. In Darkness They Come Crawling
  
STREAM
4. Body Snatchers
5. Pyromaniac Narrations
6. Lurking Among Corpses
7. Gashes and Demise
8. The Antropophagus
9. Burial of Rats
10. Death is Psychosomatic
Memento Mori Official Site    Memento Mori Facebook    Gorgosaur Official Facebook
Thanks all! Kunal Choksi  Label Owner, Editor/Writer, Artist and Photographer  Transcending Obscurity - webzine, record label and PR company    www.tometal.com    www.facebook.com/transcendingobscurity
New Book “BLACK METAL: INTO THE ABYSS” by Dayal Patterson , Featuring four Pagan Records acts: Sacrilegium, Furia, MasseMord & Mord’A’Stigmata.
Black Metal: Into The Abyss from black metal writer and photographer, Dayal Patterson, will be released on 31st May and is now available for pre-order. The new book includes 300 pages and 21 chapters of brand new and exclusive material, with long, detailed and definitive interviews; featuring four Pagan Records acts: Sacrilegium, Furia, MasseMord and Mord’A’Stigmata.
The newest full-length book in the Black Metal Cult series follows on the good work in Black Metal: Evolution of the Cult and Black Metal: The Cult Never Dies Vol. One. Designed to be read as either a separate work or as part of the series and presented with a somewhat more old-school aesthetic to the previous two tomes.
Available as a standalone edition or as a box set, featuring a second (colour/gloss) with over 100 pages of photos, a patch, art prints, a deluxe box and numbered illustrated certificate.
The author, Dayal Patterson, comments about exploring Polish black metal:
“Along with the bands coming out of territories such as Greece, Norway and Sweden, Polish black metal was something that we kept an eye on as fans since the 90s. It has been a pleasure to be able to explore the scene in more detail in this book series and conduct in-depth interviews with such diverse groups as XANTOTOL, ARKONA, BEHEMOTH, MASTIPHAL, EVILFEAST, MGLA/KRIEGSMASCHINE, GRAVELAND - and in the new book Black Metal: Into The Abyss - FURIA, MASSEMORD, BLACK ALTAR, BESATT, MORD ‘A’ STIGMATA, SACRILEGIUM and BLAZE OF PERDITION.”
Static of Mord’A’Stigmata adds:
“I did hundreds of interviews since I started this journey called Mord'A'Stigmata in 2004. If someone asks me which of those conversations touched the real soul of the band, I definitely should point to my talk with Dayal. The work he did preparing his last book, could not be overrated. It was a challenge to answer all these profound questions, but results are amazing."
S. of Blaze of Perdition comments:
"The simple, yet not that easy, trick of journalism is to ask the right people the right questions and Dayal does just that.”
Bands included in the latest book: FURIA, MASSEMORD, 1349, FORGOTTEN WOODS, TSJUDER, NOCTURNAL DEPRESSION, VEMOD, ONE TAIL, ONE HEAD, MYSTIFIER, BLACK ALTAR, BESATT, MORD ‘A’ STIGMATA, TRIST, HELHEIM, HYPOTHERMIA, LOITS, DEINONYCHUS, PSYCHONAUT 4, KOLDBRANN, URGEHAL, SACRILEGIUM AND BLAZE OF PERDITION.
Pre-order the book now:
https://cultneverdies.myshopify.com/collections/frontpage/products/pre-order-black-metal-into-the-abyss-signed-by-author
Follow on  Facebook and official website  for the latest news on Black Metal: Into the Abyss.
ENGRAVED DARKNESS STREAM "DIABOLICAL SCRIPTURES" AT METAL UNDERGROUND :  Ohio's Engraved Darkness have teamed up with Metal Underground to stream the entirety of their new death metal masterpiece Diabolical Scriptures. The album is a 9 track blast of death metal goodness for fans of Morbid Angel, Deicide, Obituary and other old-school death metal bands. The album is due to be self-released on CD, Bandcamp and other formats this Friday.
You can stream the album at this location:
 http://www.metalunderground.com/news/details.cfm?newsid=122957
About Engraved Darkness

Engraved Darkness was forged in Ohio in December 2009 by Johnnie Wallace (guitars, vocals), Matt Stewart (guitars, backing vocals), and Matt McVey (drums). Their only intentions, to bring the heaviest, most aggressive and brutal music known to mankind. In 2014, the current line up of Johnnie Wallace (guitars, vocals), Jimmy Rose (guitars), and Andy Hall (drums) was created with the addition of Colin Glover (bass, backing vocals) in early 2015 . This lineup has come to be game-changing and the turning point for the band, and is featured on their debut albumDiabolical Scriptures. 
The band's sound derives from a vast combination of influences, and the styles of many genres, but is still firmly rooted in death metal. This creates a sound full of dark harmonies, dual-layered vocals, blistering picking with intense beats, and mind infesting riffs that will continuously echo through your skull. 
Engraved Darkness have built a reputation for themselves as a formidible live act, and have shared the stage with notable bands such as Six Feet Under, Hate Eternal, Skeletonwitch and Beyond Creation.
Engraved Darkness is:
Johnnie Wallace-Guitars/vocals
Jimmy Rose-guitars
Andy Hall-drums
Colin Glover-bass/backing vocals
https://www.facebook.com/EngravedDarkness/
"THE DOWNFALL" by BRAINDAMAGE is one of the most expected album from the Italian extreme scene due to the fact that it's the new output from a leader of the Italian Metal offering avveniristic musical experiences since 1988. Now you can listen to the whole BRAINDAMAGE's album "The Downfall" out via My Kingdom Music here: https://youtu.be/ObOScGv2n4M
Seven years after their last work, BRAINDAMAGE return with their most futurist, abrasive and visionary output of their 28 years career appealing to that growing audience that during the last decade makes great Post-Thrash Metal scene.
You can order "The Downfall":
CD:
 
http://smarturl.it/BRAIN-CD (free shipping everywhere)
iTunes:
 
http://smarturl.it/BRAIN-iTunes
Official sites: 
MY KINGDOM MUSIC:
 
http://www.mykingdommusic.net    http://www.facebook.com/mykingdommusic.label
BRAINDAMAGE:
 
http://www.facebook.com/Braindamageitaly
NEWS 22.4.2016
DEHUMAN REIGN - "ASCENDING FROM BELOW "   Die Berliner DEHUMAN REIGN stehen seit 2011 für kompromisslosen Death Metal, der sich modernen Einflüssen oder Trends konsequent verweigert: pur, authentisch und böse. Im März 2012 war das aktuelle Line-Up komplett und DEHUMAN REIGN starteten im Sommer des selben Jahres die Aufnahmen zu ihrem Debüt Mini Album, die ersten Liveauftritte folgten dann im Dezember 2012.
Das 8-Track Debüt „Destructive Intent“ erschien dann am 26.07.2013 über FDA Rekotz.
Am 27.05.2016 erscheint nun endlich das lang erwartete Full-Length Debüt „Ascending From Below“, das stilistisch zwischen frühen Deicide und Suffocation angesiedelt ist und echte Death Metal Fans vollauf begeistern wird.
Tracklist :
1. The Ascension
2. Apply Salt To The Open Wound
3. Recipients Of The Abominable
4. Minds Of The Insane
5. Drown In Agony
6. Garden Of Decay
7. Articulating The Unspeakable
8. Grey Entity
9. Heart Of The Hypocrite
10. Stench Of The Infected
Line-Up:
Totte – choke blasting
Ulf – rotten skeletal hands
Tesk – even more rotten skeletal hands
Rouven – corpse basher
Alex – horrific prophecies and incantations
Discography:
2013 – Destructive Intent – MCD/MLP (FDA Rekotz)
2016 – Ascending From Below – CD/LP (FDA Rekotz)
https://www.facebook.com/DehumanReign    https://dehumanreign.bandcamp.com/
LUSTRAVI (US) - 'CULT OF THE BLACKENED VEIL'  Genre - Avant-Garde Death Metal : Obscure Musick, an upcoming powerful entity from the US underground, deliver yet again. After putting out ground-shaking releases by Morgue Supplier  and  Ur Draugr  , Obscure Musick delve into the black metal underground of the country and emerge with a gnarly, vicious force called Lustravi. Touted as playing 'ceremonial black metal' by the label, Lustravi propagate music that blends the best elements of American and Scandinavian black metal, the raw aggression with the soul-stirring depth, and come up with a debut album that will tug at the chains binding the growth of the genre without compromising on the essence. This upholds the spirit of the genre, hearkening back to bands from Horna to Krieg and bridging the gap by forging a sound that only the strongest can muster. The album is a lesson in evocative as well as forceful black metal, one that casts a spell on you with repeat listens. 'Cult of the Blackened Veil' is ancient evil brought back to prime relevance by channeling the most powerful sounds from the genre. The dark ritual has commenced.
Album Line-up: 
Morgan Weller - Vocals/Bass
Geoffrey McWhorter - Guitar
Cory Keister - Drums
Zachary Lee Cook - Guitar
Track list: 
1. In Nomine Cultus (Intro)
2. Evil Incarnate
3. The Nineteenth Key
4. Salute To The Angels
5. Et Plebs Tua Laebitur In Te (Interlude)
6. Dona Nobis Chaum
7. The Rites Of The Goatchrist
8. Dreams Haunt My Sleep
9. O, Sanctifier 
10. Terminus Est Aetas (Outro)
11. Sabrina
Obscure Musick Official Bandcamp    Obscure Musick Official Site    Obscure Musick Facebook    Lustravi Facebook
Thank you everyone! Kunal Choksi  Label Owner, Editor/Writer, Artist and Photographer  Transcending Obscurity - webzine, record label and PR company  www.tometal.com   www.facebook.com/transcendingobscurity
San Francisco Bay Area darkness-obsessed DIY indie label Sentient Ruin Laboratories is extremely proud and honored to announce the release of THE LABYRINTH, the debut album by Bay Area Old School Death Metal killing machine NECROT.
Formed by Luca Indrio on bass and vocals (Acephalix, Vastum, ex-Lawless), by Chad Galey on drums (Ex-Vastum, Atrament, Caffa, Rude), and by Sonny Reinhardt on guitar (Saviours, ex-Watch Them Die), Necrot are one of the most punishing, savage and treacherous death metal acts to ever tread Californian soil. Formed in 2011 initially as a side-project of Acephalix, Necrot have since then built a devoted following in their native Bay Area and beyond, and have become known as a merciless and bloodthirsty death metal killing machine thanks to their bulldozing live sets and their savage and butchering recordings. Since inception the band has only made their music available as very short and hard to find demo tapes that are now completely sold out, impossible to find and have become something of a cult object or collector’s item, elevating the band’s reputation to that of absolute cult and DYI monument in the Bay Area underground metal scene. Today all these early demos by the band have come back to life, remastered and packeged up by Tankcrimes and Sentient Ruin as The Labyrinth - a barbaric and bestial onslaught of riffs that never loosens its grip, stomping and crushing the listener like a bulldozer from hell, that all fans of old school death metal, crust, stenchcore and the such can not miss for any reason in the world. 
Taking queues from legends like Asphyx, Bolt Thrower, Grave, Discharge, early Sepultura, early Morbid Angel, and Entombed, Necrot have thus far existed as a power trio with the build and attitude of a bloodthirsty tank. Necrot’s music is a literal onslaught of buzz-sawing death metal riffs and bone crushing rhythms - an authentic sonic bludgeoning that can batter the listener’s flesh into complete submission within seconds, and which owes much of its crude heaviness and primitive ferocity to old-school death metal just as it does to (crust) punk.
The Labyrinth dropped on April 15 with tapes now available in
our store, while LPs, CDs and digital downloads can be grabbed from Tankcrimes.
Tracklist
01. Consume Control
02. Contagious Pain
03. Into the Labyrinth
04. The End
05. Cycles of Pain
06. Scattered
07. Rebirth in Chaos
08. The Abyss
Kindest Regards, Sentient Ruin Laboratories Tapes & Maelstrom from the Depths. Oakland, California  Sentienruin.com
Das UNDER THE BLACK SUN hat die Runnung Order für 2016 bekannt gegeben. Auf zwei Bühnen werden insgesamt 25 Bands zu sehen. Ein besonderes Augenmerk liegt zudem auf dem norwegischen Abend, an dem auf der Mainstage ausschließlich norwegische Bands aufspielen werden.
So sieht die Running Order aus:
Saturday - Mainstage              
DHG (Norway)         00:00-01:00
AETERNUS (Norway)       22:40-23:40
ANCIENT (Norway)        21:20:22:20
HADES (Norway)         19:55-20:50
DEN SAAKALDTE (Norway)    18:55-19:35
DJEVELKULT (Norway)        18:00-18:35
Campstage                
BORGNE (Switzerland)        17:00-17:40
KJELD (NL)        16:00-16:40
KAECK (NL)        15:00-15:40
NARVIK (Germany)        14:00-14:40
Friday - Mainstage              
ESOTERIC        (UK)        23:50-01:00
ACHERONTAS (Greece)        22:30-23:30
THORNSPAWN (USA)        21:10:22:10
HERETIC (NL)        20:00-20:50
WORMREICH (USA)        19:00-19:40
FIDES INVERSIA (Italy)        18:00-18:40
Campstage                   
WHISKEY RITUAL (Italy)        17:00-17:40
FIN (USA)        16:00-16:40
MUERT (Spain)        15:00-15:40
LUCTUS (Lithuania)        14:00-14:40
Thursday  - Campstage
ASHTAR (Switzerland)        23:15-24:00
SKYFORGER (Latvia)        22:00-23:00
GENOCIDE SHRINES (Sri Lanka)        21:00-21:40
NARBELETH (Cuba)        20:00-20:40
SARINVOMIT (Turkey)        19:00-19:40
Tickets gibt es hier: http://www.folter666shop.de/de/Tickets/Hardticket/utbs--under-the-black-sun.html
Weitere Infos zum UNDER THE BLACK SUN findet ihr hier:   UTBS Homepage    UTBS auf Facebook
LIVE BURIAL – “FORCED BACK TO LIFE “    UNRELENTING OLD-SCHOOL DEATH DOOM METAL FROM UK! FOR FANS OF ASPHYX, PESTILENCE AND OLD PARADISE LOST ERA!
Death Metal sollte sich vor allem dadurch auszeichnen, dass er Roh, verrottet und bitter ist. Genau diese Vorgabe haben sich LIVE BURIAL aus England (Newcastle upon Tyne) gegeben.
Das Debutalbum „Forced Back to Live“ erscheint nun auf Dunkelheit Produktionen! Schwerer Death Metal, dessen Verwandtschaft zum Death/Doom und Sludge noch in Grundzügen erkennbar geblieben ist: präsenter Bass und räudige Riffs reißen euch aus dem Leben in das geschaufelte Grab!
LIVE BURIAL erschaffen eine einzigartige Atmosphäre und eine Stimmung welche man nur in Erinnerungen der alten 90er finden kann! Ein rasendes Riff jagt das nächste, Drums schlagen nieder wie Peitschenhiebe, und eine Stimme die den Platz der Toten mit den Lebenden tauschen lässt! LIVE BURIAL haben ein Potential, das die Szene aufhorchen lassen wird. So und nicht anders hat Death Metal zu klingen!
Aufgenommen wurde das Album in den First Avenue Studios (Newcastle upon Tyne, Großbritannien) von Dave Curle (SATAN, BLITZKRIEG, etc). Abgemischt wurde das Album zudem von Dan Lowndes in den Resonance Sound Studios (CRUCIAMENTUM) und auch der bekannte Künstler Slasher Dave (ACID WITCH) hat durch das komponieren des Intros seinen Beitrag zu diesem Album geleistet.
Wer den Sound von ASPHYX, PESTILENCE und alten PARADISE LOST verehrt, wird bei LIVE BURIAL seine rohe Neigung erfüllt sehen. Erhältlich als CD, LP und Digital Download.
UPCOMING
DHWESHA "STHOOPA" | LP | DEATH METAL
MYTHIC "ANTHOLOGY 1991-1993" | LP | DEATH/DOOM
ABHOR "RITUALIA STRAMONIUM" | TAPE + POSTER | BLACK METAL
GRIMOIRE DE OCCULTE/MIRTHLESS "SPLIT" | EP | DEATH/DOOM
GOATBLOOD "VENERATION OF ARMAGEDDON" | CD/LP | DEATH/BLACK
LIVE BURIAL "FORCED BACK TO LIFE" | CD/LP | DEATH METAL
ABATUAR "PERVERSIONES DE MUERTE PUTREFACTA" | CD/LP | DEATH METAL
DEFUNTOS "A ETERNA DANÇA DA MORTE" | CD/LP | DOOM METAL
HORRID "BEYOND THE DARK BORDER" | CD/LP | DEATH METAL
EXANIMATVM "DISPERSAE ET TORMENTVM" | CD/LP | DEATH METAL
bandcamp   youtube
THE BATTLE OF METAL VOL. 3  WE WANT YOU! Du machst Metal Musik?  Egal ob Thrash metal, Death metal, Groove metal, Power metal, Nu metal, hardcore metal, Folk/Pagan/Viking/Black Metal oder Metalcore, wir suchen krasse Bands für unsere neue Digital-Compilation „The Battle of Metal Vol. 3“!
So könnt ihr euren Platz beim Battle of Metal bekommen: Schickt uns einen Song von euch, der so richtig kracht, an
compilation@dark-tunes.com
Dann wählen wir die besten Einsendungen aus und veröffentlichen sie auf der Compilation „The Battle Of Metal Vol. 3“ und vertreiben und promoten diese weltweit digital. Tausende von Metal Fans werden eure Musik hören! Die besten 50 Tracks sind dabei.
Einsendeschluss: 8 Mai 2016
Wir sind gespannt was ihr zu bieten habt! Lets fight!
PS: das Beste ist, es kostet euch gar nichts!
PS2: Hier könnt hier « The Battle of Metal Vol. 2 » runterladen:
iTunes:
  
http://tinyurl.com/TBOM2tunes
Amazon:   http://tinyurl.com/TBOM2zon
Heavy Grüße aus Heidelberg
 
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Wir haben gerade ein neues Tape veröffentlicht: ROADKILL (Ger) - MENTAL TORMENT. Hier könnt ihr schonmal reinhören: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-JJ6C6uCQ-k
"Hier erwartet euch deutscher Thrash Metal aus Chemnitz im Stile von Flotsam & Jetsam, Hirax, etc.! Auf dem Tape werden das 2007er Demo Tape "Speed & Fury", die Songs der Split "In Twilight's Hour" von 2008 und zwei unveröffentlichte Tracks zu finden sein. Diese wurden in guter Qualität live in Gera am 16.08.2008 aufgenommen. Das Tape ist auf 200 Stück limitiert."
INTO DUNGEONS RECORDS  www.into-dungeons.de/shop    https://soundcloud.com/into-dungeons-records
Hello everyone, A newsletter filled to the rim with good news ! We've received many requests for a vinyl repress of THE GREAT OLD ONES first album "AL-AZIF" and we are proud to annouce that it is finally available and features brand new artwork by the talented JEFF GRIMAL. Note that this edition is limited to 500 copies and that the splatter version is limited to 100 copies.
We also gonna release on vinyl both WILDERNESSKING's EP and preorders are opened :
...And the Night Swept Us Away and The Devil Within will be released together  by Les Acteurs de l'ombre Productions in the middle of the year.
...And the Night Swept Us Away is finally getting the vinyl treatment. Now you'll get The Devil Within on the other side too.  We know a few of you have been waiting for it... Now you'll get it!  
This release will also feature a new song especially for this LP, in the vein of the songs from The Devil Within. It's called Decay. A live studio version of ...And the Night Swept Us Away will also be included.
Have a look at the amazing artwork by Simon Berndt of One Horse Town Illustration. He is a great South African artist!
Good news do not stop here!
After the success of IN CAUDA VENENUM's first album, the LP version is now available and is limited to 300 copies only.
PENSÉES NOCTURNES's latest album "À BOIRE ET À MANGER" (autoprod) is still available and a pack regrouping the band's three albums is now available.  
https://www.facebook.com/LADLOproductions/
ENSLAVED, the new album from Greek Brutal Death Metal quartet MURDER MADE GOD, is out now on Comatose Music. Stream the album in its entirety at:
https://soundcloud.com/clawhammerpr/sets/murder-made-god-enslaved
Order Enslaved at  this location.
MURDER MADE GOD has also released two Guitar Recording videos for "The Titan, the Fighter and the Thief" and the title track.
Formerly known as HUMAN REJECTION, MURDER MADE GOD had a busy 2015 writing new material for the follow-up to highly acclaimed 2013 debut album Irreverence.
Enslaved is a technical cyclone of raging brutality with excessive speed and contagious grooves. The band is heavily influenced by bands like DECAPITATED, ORIGIN and DYING FETUS.  
MURDER MADE GOD guitarist Dennis adds, "We are more than happy to announce that we are officially signed to the mighty Comatose Music. We feel proud to be part of such a great roster and have the chance to release our music under this label. Enslaved is non-stop  brutality and we are excited for everyone to experience this crushing chaos." 
Track List: