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# Aktuelle Konzert - / Festivaltips online
Leute, es wird wieder Zeit für Neuigkeiten aus den PARTY.SAN METAL OPEN AIR Büros. Bei uns wird fleißig gearbeitet und deshalb kommen heute gleich drei neue Bookings zu euch nach Hause geflattert. Wir hoffen, euch gefallen die Zugänge genauso wie uns. Achtung: Der offizielle Ticketvorverkauf für das Festival 2017 startet am Samstag, dem 1. Oktober.  Festival-Termin ist der 10. bis 12. August. Bleibt uns treu! 
ABBATH ist einer der großen Black-Metal-Dinosaurier unserer Zeit. Mit IMMORTAL stand der charismatische Norweger jahrzehntelang an vorderster Front des skandinavischen Schwarzmetalls und veröffentlichte Alben, die heute zu Recht als Genre-Klassiker gelten. Mit seiner jetzigen Band hat der Mann aus Bergen ein neues Kapitel aufgeschlagen. Er setzt den Immortal-Kurs fort und spielt natürlich die Hits seiner einstigen Band. Epischer Nordland-Metal, eisgekühlt und erhaben.
Seit fast 20 Jahren stehen die polnischen AZARATH für ein derbes Miteinander von Death Metal und Black Metal. Die Truppe verbindet die besten Momente früher Behemoth mit Einflüssen von Morbid Angel, Immolation und frühen Deicide. Brillantes Kraftfutter für die dunkle Basis also, und somit perfekt für das Party.San Metal Open Air.
Galaktisches Tempo: Binnen fünf Jahren hat sich das Hamburger Duo MANTAR zu einer der populärsten Truppen im Schmelztiegel des Doom, Punk und Sludge gemausert. Ursache hierfür sind nicht nur die explosiven Kompositionen, zusammengefasst auf zwei Alben, sondern die vorzüglichen Livequalitäten von Hanno und Erinç, die unser Festival nun zum zweiten Mal beehren. Freut euch darauf.
http://www.party-san.de
XTERNITY sind ein Extrem-Metal-Gespann, das scheuklappenfrei in Black-, Death- und auch Thrash Metal wildert und dabei zielgenau mit Brutalität und Melodik jongliert. Das neue Album "FROM ENDLESS DEPRAVITY" erscheint am 4.11. auf Aural Attack / Depot
Als Vorgeschmack auf das Album, veröffentlicht die Band wöchentlich einen Track inkl. Videomessage worum es im jeweiligen Song geht. Diese Woche ist der dritte Track "Gods Of Greed" an der Reihe.
Hier könnt Ihr das Video sehen:
 https://youtu.be/wO7uxhMuPjg
Hier gibt's den Clip von letzter Woche zu "Necromantic Prophecy":  https://youtu.be/mUJg0LU2Yj8
Und hier den ersten Clip zu "Invasion '44":
 https://youtu.be/Urowg7Z17B4  
Am besten aboniert Ihr den Youtube-Channel der Band um die kommenden Videos nicht zu verpassen.
"From Endless Depravity" wurde von Soundguru Andy Classen gemixt und gemastert. Mark Riddick hat ein schickes Artwork beigesteuert. Und auch musikalisch stehen bei den Westdeutschen die Zeichen auf Sturm. "From Endless Depravity" ist quasi ein Konzeptalbum über das Scheitern der Menschheit anhand diverser historischer Geschehnisse - Vorlagen gibt?s dafür ja genügend - und knallt herrlich heftig und punktgenau aus den Boxen. Kurz vor Toresschluss gibt?s hiermit also ein deftiges Extrem-Metal-Highlight für 2016!
Hier könnt Ihr "From Endless Depravity" vorbestellen:
https://xternity.bandcamp.com/
Gordeon Music - Zelterstraße 8 - 10439 Berlin    info@gordeonmusic.de
GROOVENOM sind zurück, und zwar mit einem ganz großen Knall: Unsere Trancecore-Shootingstars aus Dresdenwerden noch in diesem Jahr, pünktlich vor Weihnachten, ihr neues Studioalbum vorlegen!
Die Platte trägt den Titel "MODERN DEATH POP" und wird am 09.12.2016 (VÖ) exklusiv bei NOIZGATE Records erscheinen.
Das Sextett aus der sächsischen Landeshauptstadt verfolgt musikalisch eine klare Vision: Stylisch, rhythmisch, heavy und vor allem tanzbar - GROOVENOM schaffen den Spagat zwischen Deathcore und Popmusik! Und blicken mit dem erfolgreichen Re-Release ihres Albums 'Pink Lion' im April 2016 und ihrem Auftritt beim With Full Force Festival diesen Sommer bereits jetzt auf ein wirklich ereignisreiches Jahr zurück!
'MODERN DEATH POP' bringt mit zwölf brandneuen Tracks den außergewöhnlichen, facettenreichen Sound der Band auf den Punkt: Bretthartes Downtune-Riffing, derbe Breakdowns, brachiale Growls und virtuoses Drumming treffen auf Technobeats, poppige Sing-Alongs, Rap-Passagen und stadiontaugliche Gitarrensoli. Produziert von Eskimo Callboy-Mastermind Daniel Haniß und We Butter The Bread With Butter-Gitarrist Marcel Neumann, ist 'MODERN DEATH POP' wahrhaftig eine musikalische Achterbahnfahrt. Zusteigen!
Vorab dürfen wir Euch schon mal das Coverartwork (im Anhang an diese Mail) und die Tracklist zu 'MODERN DEATH POP' präsentieren:
01.The King Is Dead
02.Stay Awesome!
03.Pu$$y Dance
04.FCK MTL
05.Proud 2B Loud
06.Final Girl
07.Brutal Party Massacre
08.Shut The F#ck App
09.Hallo Welt
10.Libido
11.We Are Legend
12.Not Another Trancecore Band
Und was sagen GROOVENOM selbst zu ihrem neuen Werk? 'Modern Metalcore? Trancecore? Deathcore? Post-Hardcore? Oder doch Tanzmetal? Seit wir mit GrooVenoM unterwegs sind, versuchen die Leute vergeblich uns in irgendwelche Genreschubladen zu pressen', erklärt Fronter Sanz. 'Wir sind verdammt stolz darauf, der Welt da draußen mit unserem neuen Album endlich eine Antwort liefern zu können: 'This is Modern Death Pop, baby!' Und wie der klingt? Wie ein bombastisches Sequel zu 'Pink Lion': Mehr Bounce, mehr Glam, mehr Pop, mehr Slam! Einfach mehr von Allem, was dem kulturell interessierten Musikliebhaber das Herz aufgehen lässt.'
Viel Spaß , Eure Annelen
NOIZGATE Records /Ein Label der NUVINCI GmbH    Sudbrackstraße 17   33611 Bielefeld
OSTMETAL-Newsletter vom 17.09.2016 : Guten Morgen, liebe Ostmetal Gemeinde! "Viel Leben in der Ostmetal-Szene" bescheinigte uns Leo vom befreundeten "Fatal Underground"-Fanzine  in seiner Rezension des letzten Heftes, so daß wir nicht nachgelassen haben und diesbezüglich mit dem zweiten Teil der Rubrik "Frisches Blut aus dem Untergrund" auch in der vierzehnten Ausgabe punkten können. Dazu gibt es noch Interviews mit ABROGATION, FIRST AID, GLADIATORS, LARRIKINS, TEQUILA und SPACE CHASER, denen Micha in ihrem Proberaum auf den Zahn gefühlt hat. Das Titelbild stellen diesmal MCB, denn ich habe ein ausführliches Gespräch mit Mike Demnitz zur Bandgeschichte von MCB geführt. Dazu kommen natürlich noch jede Menge Rezensionen auf den Rumpelkammer-Seiten, so daß ihr hoffentlich für die nächste Zeit erst einmal wieder befriedigt seid.
Die Abonnenten bekommen das Heft in den nächsten Tagen zugeschickt und alle anderen bestellen die vierzehnte Ausgabe des EISENBLATT in unserem Einkaufsladen (
www.shop-027.de/shop-ostmetal.html ).
Metallische Grüße, Hendrik
UGF ? drei Buchstaben wie Faustschläge in den Magen. Mit ihrem Mix aus Sludge Metal und Hardcore bewegt sich die Band auf einem unfassbar hohem Energielevel - unterwegs, sich aus dem Underground heraus in die erste Liga
prügeln. Am 25.11.2016 (VÖ) veröffentlicht Deafground Records das zweite Album des österreichischen Quartetts: 'ASEBEIA.ATARAXIS.'
Auf 'Asebeia.Ataraxis' verbinden UGF hammerharte Riffs mit brutalen Growls und lassen keinen Stein auf dem anderen! Den Mittelpunkt bilden fette Riffs und treibende Grooves. Es gibt keine ausufernden, selbstdarstellerischen Soli. Keine wabernden Synthie-Teppiche. UGF machen bodenständige Musik, bei der der Song zu jeder Zeit im Vordergrund steht. Untermauert wird das bärenstarke Songmaterial von einem Sound, der sich gewaschen hat. Doch die 13 Tracks haben musikalisch auch die ein oder andere Überraschung auf Lager. Die Oberösterreicher loten ihre Grenzen voll aus!
Beste Grüße  Dominik
Deafground Records / Deafground.net / Ein Service der NUVINCI GmbH   Sudbrackstraße 17  33611 Bielefeld    www.deafground-records.de
ELVEN PATH News : Metal Hails! Der Herbst hält langsam Einzug - Zeit, Euch unsere kommenden Konzerttermine mitzuteilen. Nach den ganzen Sommerfestivals freuen wir uns, auch wieder überdacht mit Euch rocken zu können.
In den nächsten Monaten seht Ihr uns hier:
2.10. - Weinheim
21.10. - Bad Vilbel
29.10. - Lünen
19.11. - Göttingen
3.12. - Marburg
10.12. - Düsseldorf
16.12. - Mainz
17.12. - Flörsheim
Eventuell kommt auch noch was dazu - schaut ab und zu auf der Homepage vorbei. Dort findet Ihr wie immer auch alle Details bzgl. der Locations und anderen Bands.
Hörns üp! http://www.elvenpath.com
NEGATIVE SYMBOLS -  “WITHOUT VOICES “  :   Neue Band von ehemaligem Live-Mitglied von Der Weg einer Freiheit und Ex-Songwriter von Ära Krä. Das neue Instrumental-Black-Metal-Projekt von Benedikt Willnecker (Ex-Live-Basser bei DER WEG EINER FREIHEIT, Ex-Kopf und Songwriter bei ÄRA KRÄ) verarbeitet den Frust und die Enttäuschungen des Arbeitens im traditionellen Bandgefu?ge. Ein hochinteressantes Album, das die Black-Metal-Grenzen sprengt und einen ganz eigenen Ansatz bietet, der insbesondere für Fans von CULT OF LUNA, DEAFHEAVEN oder OPETH interessant ist.
Als ehemaliger Live-Basser von Der Weg einer Freiheit sowie Songwriter und Kopf der Band Ära Krâ hat sich Benedikt Willnecker um den deutschen Black Metal verdient gemacht. Nach dem Split mit Ära Krâ gibt er unter neuer Kennung den Einstand als Solokünstler: Mit Negative Symbols steht nun das Debüt "Without Voices" in den Startlöchern. 
 In neun Songs und 47 Minuten Spiellänge zeigt Willnecker eine überragende Bandbreite vom vertrackten Riffkombinationen bis zu Songs von gelassener Schönheit und Wohlklang, die im Black Metal sonst kaum zu finden sind. Das Album, welches binnen einer Woche eingespielt wurde, verarbeitet den Frust und die Enttäuschungen des Arbeitens im traditionellen Bandgefüge. Dafür entfernt er sich auch von Black-Metal-Standards in Albumdesign, Konzept und Struktur der Band. Sphärische Gitarren, verschlungene Harmonien und rasende Blastbeats - Negative Symbols feiern den instrumentalen Black Metal und verschieben dabei fortlaufend die Grenzen des Genres.
www.negativesymbols.de
www.facebook.com/negativesymbols
Neuer Song von der kommenden EP, die beim Ear Terror released wird! EASTFRISIAN TERROR live beim Münster Metal Massaker 7 ( 17.09.2016)
https://www.facebook.com/EastfrisianTerror/videos/vb.108296359334986/677942285703721/?type=2&theater
ASHCLOUD (Sweden/England) - 'CHILDREN OF THE CHAINSAW'   :  Genre - Old School Death Metal  :  For fans of - Entombed, Wombbath, Dismember, Carnage, Vanhelgd, Demigod  : 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

Cheers! Kunal Choksi Owner/Label head/Artist Transcending Obscurity - webzine, record label and PR company 
   www.tometal.com   www.facebook.com/transcendingobscurity
Pale Horse Recordings has set October 1 as the date on which 14 Sovereign from manic Black Metal rabble VPAAHSALBROX will be released on limited edition black vinyl (300 copies). The album will also be released digitally. Stream "SWALLOW THE WOUND" and pre-order at  http://palehorserecordings.bandcamp.com/album/14-sovereign . Originally released by the band in 2005 on cassette and limited to 50 copies, 14 Sovereign is also available for pre-order from the Pale Horse Store
Some years ago VPAAHSALBROX offered unto few a proclamation of allegiance to the Radiant One: a short albeit powerful release at once hideous and beautiful, propagating a unique and harsh sound born of malice and malediction. Both in lyrical and musical composition, we glimpse a nascent, enigmatic entity rising from an intimate understanding of the Enochian Keys. Here the flames of its fury are rekindled, that He might be again exalted above the firmaments of wrath. "And it said unto you, oh believers: Behold the face of Satan..." 
"Swallow The Wound" promo videohttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rbkLi02jiZw
Track Listing:
1. Swallow the Wound
2. The Flesh I Have Given You
3. Open the Mysteries of your Creation
http://www.palehorserecs.com/   https://www.facebook.com/PHROfficial/
SEDNA -  'ETERNO'
RELEASE DATE: 29 October 2016
PLAYTIME:      49:54 minutes
GENRE:        Progressive, Black Metal
FFO:          Altar of Plagues, Neurosis, Cult of Luna, Oathbreaker, Celeste.
Sedna is a three piece black metal project born in 2009 in Cesena, Italy. The sound is a mix of post black metal, sludge and doom metal with some ambient and drone parts that give at the results much more sense of perdition and immersion.
From furious blast-beats, passing through cadenced heavy parts, reaching soft and expanded clean parts, the band try to carry emotions and feelings to create music organic and alive.
In seven years of activity, Sedna played around Europe and Italy several gigs sharing the stage with bands like At The Gates, Celeste, Negura Bunget and many more in important international festival like Rockstadt Extreme Festival in Romany.
Sedna:
Alex Crisafulli (Guitar/voice)
Elisa Motta (Bass/voice)
Mattia Zoffoli (Drums)
Their newest epos “Eterno” is a voyage through the research of the awareness of the spirit of the universe.The album is a parallelism between what we can see and what we want to see. What we deserve to see and what we receive to see.
The “Pillars of Creations” is a mass of dust and intertellar gas located in Eagle Nebula: his particularity is that is does no longer exiest, but our telescope can see his light and his image yet.
“Pillars of Creation I – II” are a voyage to catch the reality about this kind of knowledge, the ambition of the human race that not deserve this kind of power: the reality of the facts.
“Eterno” was recorded at Soundscpe Studio in Forli, Italy, From Maicol Caggiano. The mastering is by Colin Marston (Gorguts), and the graphics are made by Mattia Zoffoli (Thanks to the Hubble Telescope for the shoots).
The music was born from the natural flow of emotions. We've not chosen what should be the “Pillars” or the “Mountains”, the music chosen for us.
2011 - "O" demo
2014 - "Sedna" selftitled album (Drown Within records/Unquiet Records )
2016 - “Eterno” (WOOAAARGH)
PRE-ORDER     www.wooaaargh.com/sedna-eterno-cd
BANDCAMP      www.sednablack.bandcamp.com
The Black Thrash Metal veteran group from Bucharest, Romania, AKRAL NECROSIS are set to release a new album this Autumn. “UNDERLIGHT” comes out on the 14th of October via Loud Rage Music on CD and digital.
“Underlight” contains nine tracks that can only be described as darker and more far reaching than all past releases of Akral Necrosis. Unlike “Pandemic Dominion”, the new album no longer presents a narrative concept, but a thematic one, with all songs being related to death.
The new full length has been recorded at Studio 148 by Marius Costache, who also handled the mix and master.
The release of “Underlight” marks a new collaboration between the band and Costin Chioreanu from Twilight13Media. The artist managed to perfectly capture the essence of the new album by creating the perfect artwork for it.
“Underlight” playlist:
01. Separator
02. King in Yellow
03. Saturnian Gallows
04. Exhortatio ad Bellum
05. Purge
06. Sin Gauntlet
07. Hounds of Plague
08. Blackthrone
09. Underlight
Akral Necrosis FaceBook
   https://www.facebook.com/akralnecrosis/
Loud Rage Music Website 
 http://loudragemusic.com/
Loud Rage Music Bandcamp
   https://loudragemusic.bandcamp.com/
NYC Death Metal Outfit CRATOR are proud to announce the official release of debut album THE ONES WHO CREATE : THE ONES WHO DESTROY.  The album is now streaming at:
https://crator-us.bandcamp.com/album/the-ones-who-create-the-ones-who-destroy
Featuring drummer John Longstreth (ORIGIN), vocalist Jason Keyser (ORIGIN), guitarist Jeff Leifer (TENTACLES), and session bassist/engineer Colin Marston (KRALLICE),  CRATOR plays a belligerent anti-form of technical Death Metal. Those seeking a truly fresh, mind-bending, and utterly destructive brand of Tech-Death are strongly encourage to give this band a listen. Ready yourself for the sounds of subterranean howls, clashing machinery, putrefied harmonies; in other words, the sounds of an accursed death force sharpening its blades for 2016! 
The Ones Who Create : The Ones Who Destroy was recorded at The The Thousand Caves in Queens, NY. Colin Marston also handled all engineering and mastering duties, as well as contributing sesson bas to the effort. The brand new beast of an album was produced by CRATOR guitarist Jeff Leifer.
Order the CD from  http://crator.bigcartel.com/
"The Judge on War" promo video:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dgFkmArCVxE
Track Listing:
1. The Ouroboros is Broken 
2. The Judge On War 
3. The Ones Who Create, The Ones Who Destroy 
4. The Great Stagnation 
5. The Sixth Genocide 
6. The Noble Lie 
7. The Collective 
8. The Echo That Conquers Voice 
9. The Unquiet Sky
CRATOR is:
Drums: John Longstreth (Origin, Angelcorpse)
Vocals: Jason Keyser (Skinless, Origin)
Guitars: Jeff Leifer (Tentacles, Foaming at the Mouth)
Bass: (session) Colin Marston (Gorguts, Krallice)
https://www.facebook.com/cratorUS
Florida Doom Metal force NORTHERN CROWN in conjunction with Metal Underground are proud to announce the premiere of "Les Autres," a track from forthcoming album THE OTHERS. Stream it at the link below.
http://www.metalunderground.com/news/details.cfm?newsid=127644
NORTHERN CROWN will release of full-length debut album The Others on October 14. Following 2014's critically acclaimed EP In the Hands of the Betrayer, the new album from NORTHERN CROWN is stretching out to new heights, with emphasis on the rock organ and a less rigid approach to the genre. 
Pre-order:  http://music.northerncrownband.com/album/the-others
Check out another new track, "With Malicious Eye," at the following link: http://thesludgelord.blogspot.co.uk/2016/08/song-premiere-with-malicious-eye-by.html?m=1
Main songwriter and guitarist Zachary Randall notes that "this is easily the most personal art I've ever created, both musically and lyrically." The care and attention to detail have refined the songs, creating real character and vision. NORTHERN CROWN is the sound of realization and reaction, with a touch of smoke and mirrors. Equal parts austere and ostentatious, but heavy all the way through.
Vocalist/guitarist Frank Serafine notes, "we know what we're good at now, and focused more on bringing out those performances from each other." The long-running title track, recalling a quote from philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre, is sure to be another enthralling critical favorite.
Serafine summons a heady blend of his influences, such as Ronnie James Dio, Rob Halford, Roy Khan, and Jorn Lande, for his performance. Former NORTHERN CROWN founding member Leona Hayward returns to the fold, rounding out the rhythm section with a heavy Steve Harris/Geezer Butler-inspired attack. Drummer Josh Brown is guided by the rule of elegant simplicity in his stylings and momentum. Guest performers on The Others also include NIGHTFALL/DARK HOUND guitarist Evan Hensley and organs by Vincent Perez.
BIO
In the early days, the book of heavy metal was imbued with mystical properties by the genre of doom metal. Through fuzz and oppressive soundscapes, the chapters were expertly written into spells that conjured visions of both bombast and bleakness. As modern torchbearers in the dark halls of heavy metal, NORTHERN CROWN pays homage to doom bands past but doesn't let the old ways define it entirely.
 "...Doom, specifically, is about alienation," lead songwriter/guitarist Zachary Randall explains. Breaking off from previous paths is usually the route of alienation, but NORTHERN CROWN sets its sights on gaining followers in making a new path. Through several years of refinement, the band has managed to unfurl a velvet fog through the halls of heavy metal.
The band's first release, 2014's In The Hands of The Betrayer, features five intense pieces ranging from four to twelve minutes in length. Covering the emotions of retribution, shock, outrage, and despair, the EP is full of twists and turns. The lengthy closer "To Thee I Give an Orchid" delivers the modus operandi of the band, earning special recognition in each review.
Northerncrownband.com/  
Facebook.com/NorthernCrownDoom/ 
http://doommet.al
INSISION have launched a brand new video for the track ‘Shapeshifting’, from their 2016 album "TERMINAL RECKONING". The video can be watched above or at this location: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NC3Vf9arhg0&feature=youtu.be
ESCHATOS STREAM "ON THE DIVINE NAMES" AT ECHOES AND DUST : Blackened metal band ESCHATOS  have teamed up with Echoes and Dust to stream their song "On the Divine Names". The track is taken from the upcoming cassette release of their album THE GRAND NOIR which will be released via Starwolf Records on October 7th 2016. 
Stream "On the Divine Names" here:  
http://echoesanddust.com/2016/09/review-track-premiere-eschatos-the-grand-noir/
Pre-order The Grand Noir here: 
https://starwolfrecords.bandcamp.com/releases
Eschatos’ latest composition, The Grand Noir, is a journey through dark passages and grim misfortune.  The six tracks on the album are chaotic, brooding and blackened.  Eschatos showcase their ability to create a nightmarish soundtrack that even Nosferatu would approve of.  Black Metal enthusiasts that like to stray from the crooked path should enjoy The Grand Noir for its traditional single note riffing and furious drums but also for its witching vocals and symphonic breakdowns.  
To truly understand what Eschatos is, look inside your own abyss. Look inside those things that make you feel condemned, uncomfortable and wary, things that make you raging mad and rabid, things that make you feel hateful. This is the fuel that burns the black flame of art that is Eschatos – untamed, lawless, pure and destructive. 
Void and chaos is where all things are born, and so was Eschatos.
Eschatos is:
Kristiāna Kārkliņa
Jānis Bušs
Edgars Gultnieks
Tomass Beķeris
Edvards Percevs
Marko Rass
Heavy psych/doom instrumental band SPORE LORD have teamed up with The Sludgelord to reveal the first track from their new album IN THE BEGINNING, which will be released on December 2nd 2016. The track which is simply titled "I" is a perfect example of the band's heavy yet trippy sound.
Stream "I" here: 
http://thesludgelord.blogspot.ca/2016/09/the-black-sabbathian-supernatural-beast.html
About Spore Lord:
The Spore Lord is the bastard child of a black sabbathian supernatural beast. It was born and raised in acid washed riffs and fuzz induced fires. Its power lies in the way it weaves listeners into a tapestry of fungus fueled dreams. You can easily get lost in the grooves of its records. The sounds are slick and tightly composed shifting over growing and glowing landscapes with every breath. It leaves a sludge bathed trail that reeks of sultry bong water. In person its performances create threads of inter-dimensional vibrations that clothe and feed homeless eared vagrants, deafening them into submission with bone crushing towers of amplifiers.  It nurtures these doom inspired thieves. Then lulls them into a false sense of security with enigmatic harmonies right before it churns them into heavy grinding machinery, cranks them out like ground beef and buries them in a medieval bog to grow more mouth watering spores.
It's from the mystical spores of the bog that the debut full length album was crafted under the infamous supervision of producer/engineer Matt Washburn of Ledbelly Sound Studios (Mastodon, Artemis Pyledriver). The LP is set to crush air waves and warm your bones this December of 2016.
Spore Lord is:
Cam Barnes - Drums
Dan Giampietro - Bass
Matt Irvin - Guitar
SEEKER have announced new tour dates this October and November with The Last Ten Seconds Of Life, Traitors, and Spite. The US tour makes stops at the Rock And Shock Festival in Worcester, MA on October 14th, So What?! Festival on October 21st and the Texas Revolution Festival on October 22nd in Austin. Additional dates and venues will be announced soon.
Pre-order packages for Loss are
available now at VictoryMerch.com. All packages include an instant download of the song "Rot". "Rot" is available now on Apple Music, Spotify, Google Play, Amazon Music and everywhere digital music is available.
Seeker’s latest song "Rot" is featured on the
Filtr Metal Overload playlist on Spotify. Loss has been nominated at Loudwire for “Most Anticipated Release of October”.
View Upcoming Seeker Tour Dates
www.VictoryRecords.com
Swedish black metal band MYHRDING now presents the title, cover and tracklist for their upcoming album. It is a concept-album, which bears the title of "1350" is based on the year when the plague came to Sweden for 666 years ago and each song has lyric connected to the Black Death.
The cover is made by A.L. from VALKYRJA and the tracklist is so follow:
1. Calm The Screams In My Heart
2. A Dead Paradise
3. 1350
4. Själanöd (Anguish of the soul)
5. Vemodets Tröst (melancholy consolation)
6. A Deeper Kind Of Agony
7. Nordens Dödsängel (The nordic angel of death)
8. Neglected
9. Saknadens Dagar (missing days)
10. Myhrding
11. Odens Återkomst (The return of Odin)
www.facebook.com/Myhrding
www.unexplodedrecords.com
FETID ZOMBIE (US) – “EPICEDIA”   :  Genre - Occult Death Metal  :  For fans of - The Chasm, Nocturnus, Nunslaughter, Deceased, Entombed, Master  :  Mark Riddick is a legend in the underground. His works are in existence since the early '90s and so is his passion for occult-tinged old school death metal. After putting out a handful of releases and numerous splits, he has unleashed his masterpiece upon us. The album 'Epicedia' features a unique collaboration with some of the most esteemed musicians from around the world. It is epic in every sense of the term. Reminiscent of bands like The Chasm, Nocturnus, Grave, Deceased, Master and Sepultura, it's a mix of all styles, a blend of outstanding elements from each one of them but presented in a fetid sound bearing his trademark vocals. Each song is close to 10 minutes long - four monoliths in all - each showcasing a progressive elaboration of death metal that is raw and decaying at its core. All put together, Fetid Zombie concoct festering death metal with an otherworldly aura, replete with fantastic solos and memorable song structures, one that is refreshing and atmospheric in its own special way. 
'The Festival' Track list: 
1. Lowered Beneath 08:32
2. Devour the Virtuous 08:00
3. Devour the Innocent 08:33
4. If the Dead Could Speak 10:22
Line up: 
Mark Riddick - Voice, Guitar, Bass, Drum Programming, Synth 
Guest contributions: 
Ralf Hauber (Revel In Flesh) - Vocals (III, IV) 
Yusef Wallace (Rude) - Vocals (I) 
Jamie Whyte (Beyond Mortal Dreams) - Guitar Solos (III, IV) 
Josh Fleischer (Svierg) - Acoustic + Rhythm Guitar (I, III, IV) 
Nunsslutgoat (Goat Holocaust) - Vocals (III) 
Toby Knapp (Where Evil Follows) - Guitar Solos (I, II, III, IV) 
Nick Walker (Bane of Bedlam) - Bass Solo (III) 
Dawn Desiree (Rain Fell Within) - Vocals (I, II, III, IV)
Fetid Zombie Bandcamp (Pre-orders are ON!)
Fetid Zombie Facebook
Mark Riddick Facebook
Transcending Obscurity Official Site

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Epic death metal hails!  Kunal Choksi Owner/Label head/Artist
  Transcending Obscurity Records | PR Company | Online Magazine (est 2005)    www.tometal.com    www.transcendingobscurity.com 
The Nordic melodic death metallers ACROSS THE BURNING SKY will release their long-awaited album "THE END IS NEAR" 28 October at MDD Records! Now there is also an album trailer on the MDD Youtube Channel, which for the first time for over 2 years provides insight into the musical work of the band and contains sounds from the album! In this context, even the cover artwork was unveiled on which Kali, according to the album title, awaits the approaching end as the goddess of death, destruction, but also of renewal.
The artwork was realized by the german airbrush artist from brushnroll.de. The band, whose personal background and origin still is not closer known, has the album largely self-recorded and produced. 
The album will contain final 11 tracks. For the atmospheric In/Outro the Soundtrack Composer Darren Curtis from Maryland is responsible. On the other 9 songs the still anonymous musicians celebrate finest melodic death metal with the feeling from the early days of the genre in the mid-nineties. The mastering was refined by Pluto Neuber in MegaWimpSound Studio (Primordial, Necrophobic, War From a Harlots Mouth, Aeternus, Blood Red Throne).
https://www.facebook.com/acrosstheburningsky
THE PETE FLESH DEATHTRIP – “ SVARTNAD “  :  Genre -  Blackened Death Doom  :  THE PETE FLESH DEATHTRIP was formed by Pete Flesh (ex.Maze of Torment, Deceiver, Flesh etc.) in 2009 as a solo project. The purpose was to create a dungeon where all ideas, visions and influences of dark and personal elements would have a place to grow, regardless genre. Although TPFDT could be seen as a solo project, there will be a full stable live line-up, revealed later this year.
THE PETE FLESH DEATHTRIP is today the only active creative outlet and focus for Pete Flesh.
The debut album "Mortui Vivos Docent" was released in May 2013 via Pulverised Records. Later re-released on vinyl with a new cover artwork via Critical Mass Recordings.
TRACKLIST
1. In Ruinam Iniquitas
2. Burial Shore
3. All the Serpents
4. The Sun Will Fail
5. Melting The Frost From Your Eyes
6. The Winter Of The Wolves
7. She Dwells Into The Dark
8. Svartnad
Line Up: 
Pete Flesh - vocals, guitars, bass, layers
Henrik Borg - drums, backing vocals, layers
FACEBOOK   WEBSITE
Hello! DEAD CENTER PRODS proudly present new release:  AGGRAVATOR "STERILE EXISTENCE" (CD) - Finally! Long awaited new album from merciless thrash metal mosters AGGRAVATOR out today and ready for shipping. Wait for no more no less but kick ass thrash metal madness, made in pure old-school way! There are destructive THRASH METAL poison, highly inspired by earlySepultura, Kreator and Slayer! CD limited to 500 copies just! (song stream HERE )
Wholesale price: 5 Eur per CD + postage (PayPal accepted)
Also available from Dead Center prods
Wehrmacht "Shark Attack" - cult! collectors re-issue.
RAVEN "Walk Through Fire" - collectors edition.
Aggravator "Populace Destructor" - thrash metal from USA.
Ungoliantha "Through Death..." - Black metal from Ukraine.
Deraign "Purity In Violence" - thrash metal from Australia.
Sågverk - Sahataan Ne Kaikki CD Black 'n' Roll/Crust hell from Finland!
CAPRICORNUS TENEBRARUM - Et Demonivm at Aeternvm Satanic black metal from Mexico!
WOLF COUNSEL - Vol. I - Wolf Counsel Traditional DOOM metal from Switzerland! For fans of Black Sabbath, Pentagram etc.
VX "Sense Pietat" - Old-school Speed/Thrash metal from Spain
FALLOUT H. R. "Human Crime" - Thrash metal from Italy
Warhawk “Down In Hell” Speed/Heavy metal from Italy
Warcore “My War” Groove/Thrash metal from Italy
http://deadcenter666.com
NEGURA BUNGET - ZI - CROWDFUNDING CAMPAIGN  : Our world tour crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo has reached 72% of its goal, with 10 days left until the end. Thank you all for the support! We've been adding different items to it, and we'll add just a few more before the end.
We've been making also progresses with planning for the world tour. Announcements are coming soon.
Meanwhile, please take another look at the campaign and help us spread the word about it before it's too late!
  https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/negura-bunget-zi-anniversary-world-tour/x/14049359#/
The new album ZI will be officialy released on Smepteber 30 and will be available on some amazing editions:
- CD digipak with extra hard cover
- Gatefold LP (180g vinyl, white) incl. special vinyl mastering, poster, printed inner sleeves and PVD protection sleeve (500 copies )
- 2CD+DVD Artbook, hardcover, 28x28 cm, 72 pages with additional artwork, texts and English translations of the lyrics plus bonus CD with two songs and bonus DVD with three videos (1.000 copies)
- we are also offering some custom handmade editions through the crowdfunding campaing on Indiegogo.
Pre-orders:
- custom editions, signed versions: 
  https://igg.me/at/negurabungetZI
- regular editions:   http://www.negurabunget.com/webshop/
NECROVEN (Spain) - 'PRIMORDIAL SUBJUGATION'   :  Genre - Dark Death Metal  : For fans of - Morbid Angel, Incantation, Immolation, Dead Congregation  :  Leave it to Memento Mori to unearth the finest from the underground. Death metal band Necroven from Spain have conjured up their latest and it's just what you think it sounds like looking at the stunning hand-painted Joe Petagno artwork (Vader, Krisiun, Incantation) - dark, festering, cryptic death metal. The music seethes with unmitigated fury, with Necroven churning out sick, earth-rumbling tunes, the air reeking of malice and anger, and there being enough friction to set things afire. Fans of Morbid Angel, Incantation, Immolation, Sadistic Intent and Dead Congregation will find a new favourite in Necroven. Mastered at the infamous Resonance Sound Studio by Dan Lowndes (Cruciamentum, Grave Miasma), everything is perfect in essence and this is the second coming of death metal that is pure and untainted by trends.
Track list: 
1. SACRIFICIAL DELIVERANCE
2. THE PYRE CYCLE (BURN IN SOLITUDE)
3. PRIMORDIAL SUBJUGATION
4. THE ETHEREAL
5. ESOTERIC ENTROPY (GATEWAY TO THE END)
6. MARTYRS OF REPENTANCE
7. SERPENTS CRAWL STEALTHY
Line up: 
JR - Guitars, Bass, Drums, Vocals
FC - Bass, Keyboards, Effects
Artwork - Joe Petagno (Vader, Krisiun, Incantation)
Memento Mori Label Official Site
Memento Mori Label Facebook
Necroven Facebook

Many thanks! Kunal Choksi
  Owner/Label head/Artist  Transcending Obscurity - webzine, record label and PR company    www.tometal.com    www.facebook.com/transcendingobscurity
DUNKELHEIT PRODUKTIONEN NEWSLETTER SEPTEMBER 2016 :  IMPIETY/INFERNAL EXECRATOR – “ DUSTHALL DESECRATORS LIVE PENANG 2015 “  : Get ready for the full broadside of lunatic Death/Black Metal from Eastern Asia pressed on one single Split-LP: “Dusthall Desecreators (Live Penang)”! It is a live ritual that was held in Penang (Malaysia) on February 6th 2015 – and soon will be shattering your eardrums! This unholy alliance was formed by the Asian rulers of Death/Black Metal IMPIETY and the aspiring warmongers named INFERNAL EXEKRATOR! 
Dunkelheit Produktionen now brings this wrecking event to the listeners worldwide and releases an official live recording which will stay unique! For Fans of BLASPHEMY, ANGELCORPSE and BLACK WITCHERY. Available as Picture Vinyl in a limited edition of 300 copies!
Unfortunately we cannot guarantee a sold out status on the release date due the strict limited press of 300 copies. We highly recommend you to pre-order your personal copy.
PRE-ORDER THE PICTURE VINYL NOW, BEFORE IT IS TOO LATE
Website:
www.dunkelheit.cc
Bandcamp: 
http://dunkelheitprod.bandcamp.com/album/dusthall-desecrators-live-penang-2015
YouTube: 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SR1nND9Vg8c
DÉMONOS – “ FROM SACRED TO PROFANE “  : DÉMONOS is an uprising Black Metal/Avantgarde band and is deeply rooted in the spiritual heritage of its home country India. It derives ancient esoteric wisdom from occult, nature & theology, which are then channeled in a very dark style of music, which barely comparable to something else. High priest Démonos Obscurís summons demons and enshrouded parapsychological spirit-beings - and they all follow the call!
This is the first demo of this coming act, titled “From Sacred to Profane”. It is now brought to you on tape by Dunkelheit Produktionen. In there you’ll find some of the most irresistible and absorbing Black Metal, songs in between inspirations gained from Ritual Rock and raging speed excesses, produced with a massive bass. Apart from every modernity DÉMONOS present their own idea of possessed blackness, manifested in this demo. These hymns of transcendence can be described as an unheard mix of the abyssal and asphyxiating DEFUNTOS, the misanthropic anti-civilisationist movement of LIFELOVER and the occult intensity and classic massiveness of PEST’s “Dauðafærð“.
Limited to 100 cassettes in dark-grey with silver print.
Website:
 www.dunkelheit.cc
Bandcamp:  http://dunkelheitprod.bandcamp.com/album/from-sacred-to-profane
YouTube: 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JV8Epc1FDeI
ANAL VOMIT/ORDO CAPER – “ CULTO DE LOS VENENOS “ : SARCÓFAGO and VULCANO would be damn proud if they saw their glorious heritage being pursued like this: What has been started by those two idols of South American Death Metal is now being raised to another level by the Peruvian bastards of ANAL VOMIT and ORDO CAPER who are the figurehead of Costa Rican Death Metal – and by another level we mean deeper down into a worm-filled grave and thus into the deepest heart of hell reeking of sulphuric acid!
Shrill Metal like a shot that could only originate in South America meets raging battle commands and hate-fueled blasphemy. There’s no room for aesthetes or philosophers in here – only chaos, abhorrence and negativity rule! ANAL VOMIT and ORDO CAPER celebrate the true underground, full of passion, bile, blood and pus. No cowl will be stainless, we promise!
ANAL VOMIT present four new own compositions and ORDO CAPER fire two interpretations of the world’s downfall plus two more worshipping cover versions of GOATPENIS and GOATLORD. A logo button of both bands will be included! This pitch black tape is strictly limited to 100 rusty red cassettes with black print + two logo buttons. Get yours before the Vatican’s censorship bans it!
Website:
 www.dunkelheit.cc
Bandcamp:  http://dunkelheitprod.bandcamp.com/album/culto-de-los-venenos
Minnesota Tech-Death Brutes FACE OF OBLIVION release sophomore album CATACLYSMIC DESOLATION November 11 on Comatose Music. A promo video for new song "Debridement" is available at  this location.
Now fronted by veteran vocalist Jesse Watson (INCINERATE), FACE OF OBLIVION are primed and ready to unleash their cacophonous soundtrack for the inevitable extinction that awaits mankind. Frenzied speed coupled with unparalleled technique come together to shape this massive overkill of head crushing barbarity. No one is safe, the end haunts us all, prepare for desolation...
RIYL: DEFEATED SANITY, SUFFOCATION, SPAWN OF POSSESSION 
Track Listing:
1. Embracing Damnation
2. Seismic Anomaly
3. Cataclysmic Desolation
4. Aokigahara
5. Futility
6. Walls of Flesh
7. Irreconcilable Differences
8. Scaphism
9. Paradoxical Undressing
10. Debridement
11. Honorable Descent
12. Shroud of Hypocrisy
FACE OF OBLIVION's roots were laid by Hensley and Brandon writing songs on guitar, then Ogar and Matt Preston (Fetus Heist) came into the band and the brutality got ratcheted up a few notches. Unfortunately shit happened and Matt decided to part ways with the band. But luckily the guys were able to rebound by quickly convincing James Lee (ex-ORIGIN) to take over duties on the mic and lyrics. The band finally got Cole Gunther (What Lies Within, ex-Bodies in Wake) throwing down on the 6 string bass, completing the line-up. FACE OF OBLIVION signed to Comatose Music and then released debut album The Embers of Man in 2011.
In 2015 the group made the extremely difficult decision to part ways with vocalist James Lee. While this unfortunately closes a great chapter in the band's history, great things are on the horizon, including the upcoming release of Cataclysmic Desolation.
www.facebook.com/FaceofOblivionMN
www.comatosemusic.com
NEWS 17.9 2016
                                                                                                               
# FU No .46  SOLD OUT !!!!
# Livebericht vom MASTER OF THE UNICORN Festival online ! Thanks an Katja & Rayk !
# Das  Interviews mit  CEREBIC TURMOIL und Thomas " NECROMANIAC" Westphal  für die nächste FU Ausgabe sind raus .
# Gut 45 neuen Reviews im Archiv online !
# Aktuelle Konzert - / Festivaltips online
Sehr geehrte Extremmetaller! Texas ist schon seit langem eine erstklassige Schmiede für coolen Brutalo-Metal. SEEKER passen bestens in diese Tradition.  Handwerklich fit und völlig kompromisslos und punktgenau nach vorn shreddernd, knüppeln die Kerle mit einer Vehemenz durch die Walachei, dass einem in angenehmster Weise angst und bange wird. Gestählt durch Touren mit famosen Kollegen wie WHITECHAPEL, STRAY FROM THE PATH, IMPENDING DOOM und (in Kürze) MALEVOLENT CREATION und INCANTATION hat man jetzt nach drei Jahren Wartezeit endlich den zweiten Longplayer "LOSS" eingebolzt. SEEKER sind Perfektionisten.  Ihre Riffs sind keine Aneinanderreihung von B-Klasse-Ideen, sondern konsequent durchdacht.
Auch textlich gibt man sich eine Menge Mühe, so dass sich das von Zach Ohren (geiler Name für einen Produzenten) betreute "Loss" als feines Extrem-Metal-Gesamtkunstwerk mit einer langen Halbwertzeit entpuppt.
Fans von MESHUGGAH, JOB FOR A COWBOY, THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN und ION DISSONANCE werden sich freuen."Aggressive non-conformity above all else!!!"
Die Songpremiere zu "Rot" gibt es exklusiv bei den Kollegen vom New Noise Magazine:  http://newnoisemagazine.com/song-premiere-seeker-rot/
www.facebook.com/seekertx
Gordeon Music - Zelterstraße 8 - 10439 Berlin      info@gordeonmusic.de
NEGATIVE SYMBOLS - das neue Instrumental Black Metal Projekt mit einem ehemaligen Live Mitglied der Band Der Weg einer Freiheit und Songschreiber bei Ära Krâ veröffentlichen den ersten Song des Debüt  Albums "WITHOUT VOICES".  https://soundcloud.com/negativesymbols/3a-1
Nikita Kamprad von Der Weg einer Freiheit sagt folgendes dazu: "Der Song beweist, dass rasend kalte Riffs Hand in Hand mit Harmonien beruhigender Schönheit und Melancholie nebenher bestehen können. Mit einem warmen, natürlichem Vibe wird hier eine innovative Interpretation des Black Metals gespielt."
Das Debut Album "Without Voices" erscheint am 30. November 2016 und enthält 9 Songs modernen Instrumentalen Black Metal.
www.negativesymbols.de
Viele Grüße, Jan & Metal Promotions   www.metal-promotions.de
Deafground Records hat Verstärkung an der Post Hardcore-Front bekommen. Wir präsentieren: THE DISASTER AREA! Das Quintett aus dem Münchner Umland legt es seit 2012 darauf an, Euch mit Volldampf aus der Komfortzone zu locken: Brachial, rasant und voller Energie! Mit deutschlandweiten Shows und Festivalgigs reißen die Durchstarter längst eine Fanbase jenseits aller Szenegrenzen mit sich und begeisterten bereits an der Seite von Instanzen wie Desasterkids, Bring Me The Horizon oder Unleash The Sky. Zieht Euch was über: Es wird wild!
Das Debütalbum 'SELL YOUR SOUL' der jungen Post Hardcore-Hoffnung erscheint am 11.11.2016 (VÖ) exklusiv bei Deafground Records.
Mit 10 Tracks steckt auch 'SELL YOUR SOUL' voller Euphorie, Extase und Aufbruchstimmung: Hemmungslose Shouts, knallende Breakdowns, wütende Gitarrenriffs und ein unbarmherzig treibender Groove, dazu bittersüße
Melodien und eine kleine Prise Pop - jede Menge Zündstoff für eine akustische Druckwelle, die Euch von den Socken reißt und kilometertief in die düster-bizarre Soundwelt von THE DISASTER AREA katapultiert! Würdet Ihr für diesen Trip Euere Seele verkaufen? Traut Euch - hinein in den Wahnsinn!
Beste Grüße, Euere Annika Marketing & PR
Deafground Records / Deafground.net /  NUVINCI GmbH   Sudbrackstraße 17   33611 Bielefeld   www.deafground-records.de
ZODIAC - Re-Release der EP am 07.10.2016 : Vier Studioalben, ein Livealbum und eine EP, jede Menge Konzerte, Touren, Festivals: Viel ist passiert in den letzten fünf Jahren im Camp ZODIAC. Begonnen hat die Reise mit der EP 2011. Unter der Regie von Jens Siefert in den Klangdressur Studios entstand das erste ZODIAC-Lebenszeichen. In fünf Tagen aufgenommen, gemixt und gemastert erntete das Ding schnell viel positive Kritik. Der rohe Sound, die hörbare Leidenschaft und die lässige Attitüde sorgten für ein „Demo des Monats“ im Rock Hard und im Visions Magazin, die Erstauflagen von 300 CDs und 500 LPs waren schnell ausverkauft. Immer wieder wurde die Band in den letzten Jahren darauf angesprochen ob ein erneuter Release möglich sei. Nach wie vor ist man sehr zufrieden mit Songs und Sound und am 07.10.2016 kommt endlich der Re-Release der ZODIAC EP über Honest Hound Records / Cargo Records als schicke Digisleeve-CD sowie auf Vinyl in den Farben lila und schwarz.
Teaser:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Lspv4de1lk
Pre-order lim. Vinyl:  
http://www.finestvinyl.de/rock-vinyl/zodiac-ep-lila/?item=101581
www.facebook.com/Zodiac.Rock   www.zodiac-rock.com
ANGER MANAGEMENT & PROMOTION    Märkische Str 48   44141 Dortmund
    Jan@angermanagement.cc
Tief aus den dunkelsten Ecken der Seele rufen THE LIPS OV FIRE nach den Geistern und Dämonen. Sie nehmen euch mit auf eine Reise zwischen der Welt der Lebenden und der Welt der Toten. Lasst euch treiben auf dem Fluss des Todes und fühlt die Ekstase!   Genre: Okkult Pychedelic Rock I Releasedate 31.10.2016   www.NorthernFogRecords.com
RED FANG vermischen Stoner-Rock mit Post-Hardcore und Doom Metal und klingen dabei wild entschlossen, den Rock'n'Roll und Sludge-Zirkus mit ihrer ganz eigenen Duftnote zu bereichern. Da ist es naheliegend, dass sie auch schon mit Bands wie Mastodon oder Dillinger Escape Plan auf Tour waren. Wenn die Band im Oktober für sieben Shows nach Deutschland kommt, haben sie eine Menge neues Material dabei. RED FANG waren nämlich im Studio um den Nachfolger von „Whales And Leeches" aufzunehmen.  Es hört auf den Namen „Only Ghosts“ und erscheint am 14. Oktober. Es wurde zusammen mit Produzent Ross Robinson aufgenommen, der schon Bands wie Slipknot, Glassjaw oder At the Drive-In entdeckte und Legenden wie Sepultura oder The Cure produzierte und sogar dem notorischen Vanilla Ice einen ziemlich rockiges neues Image verpasste. Ein Mann also, der perfekt zu den rifflastigen Brettern von RED FANG passt und es versteht aus der Band auch Neues und Überraschendes herauszuholen. Zumal sich das Quartett mit ihrem ausgereiften Stoner-Genre-Mix sowieso noch nie so richtig festlegen ließ und dafür in allen Subgenres des „Schnellhartlaut“ wildert, um die eigene musikalische Vorstellung umzusetzen. RED FANG wollten eben immer schon beides ansprechen, „the thinking and the banging head“ -  und dabei die Welt des Rock mit der Gewalt eines übel gelaunten Mammuts zerstampfen. Das gelingt ihnen einerseits durch ihre völlige Unabhängigkeit und ihren ganz eigenen Humor, andererseits durch musikalische Mittel wie brillantes Songwriting, schwere Gitarren, treibende Schlagzeugkaskaden und guten Harmonien. Dazu kommt die absolut coole, überzeugende und streckenweise sehr lustige Bühnenshow von RED FANG, die im Oktober wieder unsere Hallen erbeben lassen wird.
Videolink: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OxT_1J56-4g
Tourdaten:
Support: Torche
10.10.2016          München            Strom  
12.10.2016          Berlin                    Huxleys              
13.10.2016          Köln                       Essigfabrik         
15.10.2016          Leipzig                  Conne Island    
16.10.2016          Hamburg             Markthalle        
22.10.2016          Münster              Skaters Palace 
23.10.2016          Karlsruhe            Substage            
http://redfang.net/    https://www.facebook.com/redfangband    www.fkpscorpio.com
                                                                             
Hello!One of oldest metal/rock outlets  ANTICHRIST MAGAZINE  portal preparing FREE to participate digital compilation (on Bandcamp)! We have around 90-100.000 visitors monthly, so this compilation may help you a lot!
Compilation will contain 50 tracks.
So, first of all, guideline (please read attentive) –
Participation is completely free of any charges
One song per band
Song must be not more than 10 (ten) minutes long
Song must be only in WAV format
Genres we accept: Thrash metal, Death metal, Black metal, Speed metal, Heavy metal, HardNHeavy, Power metal, Gothic metal, Industrial metal, Doom metal, Brutal Death metal, Grindcore, Epic metal. NO rap, nu etc, sorry!
Deadline – 10 October 2016 (in case if we’ll gather entire line-up earlier – we’ll push compilation earlier of course)
How to submit: - send us 1 song in WAV format + band pic OR artwork + contacts + FILLED and SIGNED permission (example text comes in message footer) in zip or rar archive through WeTransfer, DropBox etc to fornews666@gmail.com.
Next thing – MONETIZATION of your song: if you want monetize your song, just add choose “want” when signing permission. How does monetization works – if you want we put “buy this track” for your song, we’ll, the percentage is next: we’ll put 0,99 Eur price for your track, with all Bandcamp and PayPal fees there is around 0,80 Eur left, so, we’ll share this sum and you’ll get 0,40 Eur for each sold song
The compilation will be published on our portal, shared through all our social media profiles + compilation will be widely promoted by  Grand Sounds promotion  through all their channels.
EISENWALD  TONSCHMIEDE News :
TARDIGRADA - EMOTIONALE ÖDNIS : Swiss Black Metal is no new card on the table. Cultivated by the likes of Hellhammer/Celtic Frost and Samael early on, and bands such as Darkspace and Paysage D´Hiver in more recent years, this rather small country has always had an excellent leading artistry; and it's no less so with the likes of Tardigrada.
Emotionale Ödnis (emotional wasteland) marks the band`s debut record that follows up on their already excellent demonstration mark "Widrstand" from 2012 and rare live performances.With all lyrics mainly done in the swiss dialect, Tardigrada present a darkly melancholic voyage; lush with atmosphere and texture.
Recorded and finalized at Iguana Studios and featuring custom artwork by Misanthropic Art, 'Emotionale Ödnis' sets the listener on a bleak sonic journey over the duration of 60 minutes. Intertwined with instrumental passages, just like a flickering dull light carried through a colourless landscape, it is a prime example of deep breathing, sorrowful black metal; ripe in execution and character.
https://www.facebook.com/tardigradabm/   https://tardigrada.bandcamp.com/
GRIMOIRE - À LA LUMIÈRE DES CENDRES (Reissue) : Re.-release of the debut album. Featuring artwork from the original CD release along with new elements and arrangements.Layout on this re-release by John Haughm.
On "La Lumière Des Cendres" Grimoire takes the listener on its voyage of epic sorcery from shores unknown; the perfect soundtrack for the darkest of nights.
Back in 2010, 4 years before the acclaimed "L'aorasie des spectres rêveurs" EP, mastermind & multi-instrumentalist Fiel had already succeeded with this wealth of excellent emotive melodies and haunting vocals. With its Unfolding and unique style of saturated mid-tempo sounds, multiple guitar layers, and immense keyboards, this shattering yet reviving album added another high note to the already well esteemed and respected Quebec Black Metal movement.
While the tracks show clear interwoven similarities in atmosphere, each song retains its own character; a beautiful and convincing journey that was just about to begin.
A must listen for anyone who appreciates original, creative atmospheric black metal.
Line up on this recording:
Fiel: Percussions, Guitars, Keyboards
Morne: Vocals
Tracklist:
1.Bérisiel I (06:02)
2.Bérisiel II (04:42)
3.À l'ombre du vieux chêne (03:25)
4.Les flammes de l'ignorance (07:43)
5.Ostara (08:02)
6.Les cieux de l'insignifiance (08:05)
7.Outro (04:13)
https://www.facebook.com/grimoireofficial    https://grimoire.bandcamp.com
https://www.facebook.com/Eisenwaldofficial   https://eisenwald.bandcamp.com
SEPUTUS (US) - 'MAN DOES NOT GIVE' LP/CD  :  Genre - Blackened Tech Death Metal  :  For fans of - Pyrrhon, Dendritic Arbor, Gorguts, Ion Dissonance, Portal  :  A stunning new project by the members of the well-acclaimed US band Pyrrhon, Seputus take the already twisted template and bombard it with new influences such as of black metal, grindcore and noise, to give it an inhuman edge. Bizarre, wicked and downright outrageous in parts, the music is elegantly broken down, deliberately fragmented, and then carefully and with a devious mind concocted by melding the existing parts with new ones and built together with a vision that was previously thought impossible. Titled 'Man Does Not Give', the album is a dark, twisted reflection of our thoughts, the jumbled up purpose of our existence. It's an excursion into bold territories, new soundscapes and fearsome expression emanating from the darkest recesses of the mind. The music is fiercely individualistic yet portraying a chilling similarity to life all around us in this era. 
Album Line-up:
Steve Schwegler - Guitars/Programming/Drums
Doug Moore - Vocals
Erik Malave - Bass
Track list:
1. The Fist That Makes Flesh 
2. Downhill Battle 
3. Soft Palates Rasp 
4. Desperate Reach 
5. Top Of The Food Chain 
6. Two Great Pale Zeroes 
7. Vestigial Tail 
8. Attrition Tactics 
9. Haruspex Retirement Speech 
10. A Perfect Gentleman 
11. Wetwork Hangover 
12. No Mind Will Enshrine Your Name 
Runtime: 35:51
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Entitled "FROM CARPATHIAN LAND", Ukraine's pagan metallers PAGANLAND will release their new album on November 4th, 2016 via Svarga Music. PAGANLAND is deeply rooted in the endless woods of the Carpathians, their history and their cultural heritage – and such is the powerful Pagan Metal they create. Their third album “From Carpathian Land” is an exciting experience for fans of mid 90’s Pagan Metal with its heroic melodies and raw energy. Release contains a new version of their iconic track “Black Mountain” and would appeal to fans of old BORKNAGAR, SKYFORGER and MANEGARM.
Tracklist:
1. Stozhary [Стожари] (Intro)
2. At the Heart of Carpathians [У Серці Карпат]
3. Black Mountain [Чорногора]
4. Belted by Spirit [Підперезаний Духом]
5. The Gloom [Морок]
6. From Carpathian Land [З Карпатського Краю]
7. Chuhayster [Чугайстер] (Outro)
Total running time: 37 minutes
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Grind/Crust band NEGATIVE THOUGHT PROCESS have teamed up with Metal Injection to reveal their new album METHYLENE BUTTERFLY-A 10 track album inspired by personal experiences with the horrors of drug abuse.
The band commented about the album "finally the methylene butterfly has flown. This is an album born out of pain, drug abuse, self-harm and torture on both sides of a destructive relationship. This album is for people on both sides of the emotional fence that have suffered with drug use, destructive relationships and depression more crippling than anything one can imagine."
Methylene Butterfly will be released on September 16 2016.
Stream Methylene Butterfly here:  
http://www.metalinjection.net/av/negative-thought-process-methylene-butterfly-full-album-stream
Pre-order the album here:  
https://negativethoughtprocess.bandcamp.com/album/methylene-butterfly
About Negative Thought Process:
Negative Thought Process are a 2 piece Crust/grind/power violence duo formed by Daniel Page (Hibernacula Records, Victorian Whore Dogs, Exquisite Ending) and Kyle Townsend (Ex-Strike Offensive) 
Their debut album Methylene Butterfly is due out through Hibernacula Records on September 16th and features 11 tracks of furious blasts, D-beats, HM-2 laden guitar riffs and brutality. Conceptually dealing with battles of self-harm, drug addiction, destructive relationships and suicide.
Finnish death/doom overlords KRYPTS are set to return with their second full-length, REMNANTS OF EXPANSION. Dark Descent Records will release the album October 28 on CD, vinyl, cassette and digital formats. Pre-orders begin on September 22.
Three years may have passed since Unending Degradation, but KRYPTS have lost none of their excruciating power that made their debut album such a special one, erecting a bridge in between their homeland glorious and down-tuned early 90's glory and something even more sinister and doom-laden. 
And the arrival in 2015 of Jukka Aho from GOREPHILIA on second guitar has done nothing to alter that rare chemistry, on the contrary...
Just like its predecessor, Remnants of Expansion reeks of that ancient feeling but dives even deeper into the abyss. Clocking altogether at 33 minutes, there's something very
majestic and solemn about its five songs. 
Like a serpent circling its prey, the Finns like to play shadow and it's never truer than on the album's opener, the monstrous 10 minute "Arrow of Entropy." But its follow-up, "The Withering Titan," for instance starts off with Mongol throat chanting, two minutes later the listener is buried under a deluge of blastbeats, only to let the instrumental title-track drown you in the cold and bottomless waters of funeral doom.
Once again adorned with Timo Ketola cryptic artwork, Remnants of Expansion is like a big haunted house at a top of a dead trees infested hill on the outskirts of town by a
moonless night. Grand in scope, seemingly devoid of any human touch and yet towering over us like a malevolent entity. Behold. - written by Olivier Zoltar Badin
"Entrailed to the Breaking Wheel" is streaming now on Dark Descent Record's BandCamp page.  darkdescentrecords.bandcamp.com/album/remnants-of-expansion
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Entitled "TRILOGY: BURN OUT THE REMAINS" (CD + DVD), Ukraine's black metallers KZOHH will release their third album on September 30th, 2016 via Ashen Dominion. Burn Out The Remains trilogy is the final chapter about the Great Pandemics that struck the humankind. This time the story begins a few centuries before the famous Black Death plague.
The song Panoukla DXLII (Pestilence 542) tells the story about the first documented plague pandemic that took place during the reign of Byzantine emperor Justinian I and therefore was called the Justinian Plague.
The song Crom Conaill (Irish name of the illness) tells the story of this disease spreading further through the civilized realms of the time and the suffering this infection was causing to the human world for two centuries. Justinian Plague by different accounts had a death toll of 100 mln people in the East. 40% of Constantinople died from the disease. In Europe the estimated number of victims is 25 million people.
Fast forward many centuries into the future – the year is 1918. The world hasn't yet recovered from the consequences of the bloodiest and cruelest war of the time – The Great War. What followed it was no less horrific. The Spanish Influenza (1918 Flu pandemic) became the most massive flu pandemic in human history, both in the number of infected and dead. About 29.5% of the world's population (550 mln. People) was infected in 18 months of 1918-1919. By different accounts the death toll of the Spanish flu exceeded the death toll of the Great War and became one of the largest natural disasters in human history...
Tracklist (CD):
01. Panoukla DXLII
02. Ñrom Conaill
03. H19N18
Rye. Fleas. Chrismon. Live DVD
01. Pest kamen mit Schiffen     
02. Alousia et Pestilentia Ignearia
03. Massebegravelser
04. Vind i de Tomma Ogonhalor
Guests: Milana, Vlada and Yevheniya Voyutskie - voices on H19N18
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GUERRA TOTAL/METALUCIFER CD is out. Re-recorded tracks for GUERRA TOTAL, taken from the albums Antichristian Zombie Hordes, Nuklear Zombie Division and El Armageddon Continua. Japanese versions of METALUCIFER old tracks, taken from Heavy Metal Hunter and Heavy Metal Hunting ! A killer artwork from El Atolinga from GOATSKULL ! We did a killer Tshirt for the split CD, printed on two sides, it looks fucking awesome ! Sizes from girly M to boys XXL.
SABBAT/GOATSKULL split 7"EP is finally out on FWP ! Sabbat delivers Karisma, live from their show in Mexico City on 24th september 2005, with the line up from back then, Gezol, Zorugelion and Temis Osmond.
Goatskull hails from Mexico/Sweden (as the drummer is swedish) and delivers an old school crushing Black Metal song, with special voice appearances from Devil Lee Rot (AUTOPSY TORMENT, PAGAN RITES), hence the swedish flag on cover artwork ! 7"EP limited to 300 copies on black vinyl.
Very selected trades only !!
- We're back from Fall of Summer festival, it was an awesome fest, quite an unique way to see Nifelheim, Oranssi Pazuzu, Claudio Simonetti, Manilla Road, Whiplash, etc. in France ! Hail to all those who stopped at our merch stall, and see you on next year for merch stands on festivals !
- Electric Shock (ass kicker french Hard Rock) will return on FWP with a new 7"EP in the coming months ! More info will follow !
Out now :
BELENOS (France) "Spicilège" 12"LP
GHAST (Uk) "Terrible Cemetery" 12"LP
GUERRA TOTAL/METALUCIFER (Colombia/Japan) split CD - Tshirt
LUSTRATION (Australia) "Jesus Bethlemitus Maledictus" CD
SABBAT/GOATSKULL (Japan/Mexico) split 7"EP
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DARKRYPT (India/International) - 'DELIRIOUS EXCURSION'   : Genre - Death Metal  :  For fans of - Krypts, Adramelech, Chthe'ilist, Grave Miasma, Demilich, Cruciamentum  :  From India not Scandinavia, emerges a band expanding upon the sound laid down by the masters. With mixing done by the dark death metal expert Greg Chandler at Priory Recording Studios (Cruciamentum, Chthe'ilist, etc.) and mastering by the legend Dan Swano at Unisound Studios (Asphyx, Bloodbath, etc), everything has been done to perfectly capture the right sound intended for music of this ilk. With influences ranging from Demilich, Adramelech, Demigod, (early) Amorphis, Funebre and Nihilist, Darkrypt have taken the best elements of all and forged a sound that retains the local flavour and yet creates music that's classic in intent, memorable as well as catchy. With guest appearances by Rogga Johansson (Paganizer, The Grotesquery, etc.), Nitin Rajan (Primitiv), not to mention the lyrical contribution of Riju Dasgupta (Albatross, Primitiv), this is probably the most ambitious debut by a new band from the country. Even devoid of all these contributions, the album on its own merit is rife with excellent riffs, varying tempos capturing a myriad contrasting moods, able percussion propelling the mind-melting structures, and thoughtful vocal delivery so as not to kill the effectiveness of death metal that's heaving with an ability to express. 
The artwork too has been done by none other than Turkka G. Rantanen (Demilich, Adramelech, Demigod, etc.)
Track list: 
1. The Becoming Alteration 
2. Dark Crypt 
3. Chasm of Death 
4. Abstract Submission 
5. Cryptic Illusions (ft. Rogga Johansson) 
6. Folie a Deux 
7. Limbic Dichotomy 
8. The Inducer (ft. Nitin Rajan of Primitiv) 
9. The Acceptor 
Line up: 
Amey Bhole - Vocals/Bass Guitar
Aumkar lele - Drums
Rishabh Ravi - Guitar
Mihir Gaikwad – Guitars
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Delaware Death Metal Degenerates SCORCHED will release  their blood-splattered debut opus ECHOES OF DISMEMBERMENT November 25 on Unspeakable Axe  Records! You are strongly encouraged to don a poncho, put on a pair of goggles, and then check out the album teaser at  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QUP3PNijsj0
Emanating from a sleazy grindhouse theater where the floors are sticky with spilled soda and bodily fluids... sandwiched in the middle of a triple bill with infamous video nasties Cannibal Holocaust and I Spit On Your Grave... Delaware's deadliest dare you to leap headfirst into the the macabre and immerse yourself in Echoes of Dismemberment! 
Fueled by all manner of disreputable horror flicks and morbid metal bands, Echoes of Dismemberment is the death metal album of your worst nightmares. Around every corner and under every bed lurks a bloodthirsty madman with a rusty hunting knife, and you are now his prey.
Track List:
1. To the Chamber
2. Torture Prolonged
3. Flesh Awaits
4. Craving Human Remnants
5. Dealings of a Gruesome Kind
6. Vile Lingering Stench
7. Rot in Confinement
8. Autopsy Incomplete
9. Echoes of Dismemberment
10. Scorched
11. Fluorescent Hell 
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Black metal, forests and pizza. Three of the most logical things to see in one video, especially one of CUREZUM - the extreme metal tribute to the Cure which has stirred up delight and controversy in equal measure. Horror film website Bloody-Disgusting have kindly agreed to premiere the video, which also features Matron Thorn of Ævangelist on guitar. Embrace the grindhouse aesthetic of the video - and beware of the cookie jar.
Check out the video at Bloody Disgusting here
http://bloody-disgusting.com/music/3402940/cure-goes-black-metal-curezums-cover-forest-exclusive/
Preorders for “A Forest/Siamese Twins” are available via Static Tension Recordings here:
 
https://statictension.bandcamp.com/album/a-forest-b-w-siamese-twins
Bio:
Pushing the limits of what one might call a “supergroup,” Curezum, at its core, is an extreme metal tribute to The Cure featuring a motley crew of some of metal’s most seemingly disparate characters. Implausible as it may sound, after a discussion about mutual musical interests, Mort (Megaton Leviathan, Vaital Deul, Alfheimr) and Martti (Barrowlands) discovered they were both, independently, keenly aware of how relatively simple it would be to take the album Pornography by The Cure and re-imagine it as a black metal record.
From those inauspicious beginnings, Curezum was born. After some initial runs with a handful of trial members, and bit of a hiatus while both Mort and Martti’s other projects released material, Billy Anderson (Blessing the Hogs, Porn, Solodolor) signed on for thundering bass and additional production duties, and a wide array of Portland area metal artists were drafted for a variety of guest performances. As of this writing, the first Curezum album is currently in production, and live rehearsals have begun in earnest. Meanwhile, Curezum’s members are stocking up on popcorn to eat whilst reading comments regarding the weird Cronenberg monster they’ve birthed.
Curezum are:
Rob Vikernes - Vocals
Mort Subite - Guitars
Martti Hill - Drums
Billy Anderson - Bass and additional production
RUDRA (Singapore) - 'ENEMY OF DUALITY'   :  Genre - 'Vedic Metal'  :  For fans of - Ade, Nile, Karl Sanders, Queen Elephantine, Heathen Beast, Dying Out Flame  :  'Vedic metal' pioneers since the early '90s return this year with their most ambitious album till date. Having worked hard over the years to forge a unique sound that's a sublime blend of Indian classical music rooted in ancient spirituality and extreme metal encompassing death metal, black metal and thrash metal music, Rudra have influenced many and more importantly, have set standards. Unheralded overlords of Asia, Rudra have a cult following that remains mysteriously loyal, as they hone a sound that's probably unparalleled. Their latest album, again founded on the principles of Vedic spirituality, extemporizes on the conventional extreme metal template and achieves hitherto unknown sonic effects. Indian classical instruments such as sitar, flute, tablas (Indian percussion) and even a didgeridoo are used for this album, along with female vocals and ritualistic chanting to emanate a genuine, spiritual expression. 'Enemy of Duality' is destined to be a landmark from the Orient, one that doesn't abandon the ancient roots and blends the traditional sounds and philosophies seamlessly into music that's at once challenging and hypnotic.
Track list: 
1. Abating the Firebrand
2. Slay the Demons of Duality 
3. Perception Apparent 
4. Acosmic Self 
5. Root of Misapprehension 
6. Seer of All 
7. Hermit in Nididhyasana
8. Ancient Fourth 
Line up: 
Kathir - Vocals, Bass 
Vinod - Guitar 
Simon - Guitar 
Shiva - Drums
Artwork credits:
Mark Riddick
Mark Riddick design for the poster (free with the T-shirt):    
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  Kunal Choksi  Owner/Label head/Artist  Transcending Obscurity Records | PR Company | Online Magazine (est 2005)  
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LORD AGHEROS present snippets of all the songs on their new album "NOTHING AT ALL". Here the official album preview URL where you can join the trip:  https://youtu.be/6PV-10-Z9m8
LORD AGHEROS new album really shows once again how they are so original in our musical scene. Just a few week and on October 7th, My Kingdom Music will release "Nothing At All", 5th LORD AGHEROS creation.
Here are some Gerassimos' words about his feelings concerning it and what he felt during its creation: "I have imagined my future, on the shore of a lake smoking a cigarette and nothing more. A pencil and a sheet of paper in the hands drawing a diary of my life with received and donated things. I have imagined it like in a film at tail titles. I have lived every single emotion that has made of me a man, I have imagined as it could be if it had been different, I have imagined and remained alone with my imagination. I have imagined the nothing, I have seen the nothing, I have perceived the nothing, I have looked inside myself and what I've seen is the absolute nothing".
Track listing for "Nothing At All" and cover album is as follows: 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
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Doom/goth metal band A PROVINCE OF THAY have teamed up with Transcending Obscurity to reveal the title track from their forthcoming EP "ATONEMENT". The track's somber and dreary sound is similar in style to a cross between "Disintegration" era Cure and Type O Negative.
Stream "Atonement" here: 
http://tometal.com/song-premiere-u-s-doom-post-rock-band-province-thay/
About A Province of Thay
A Province of Thay is a Seattle-­based post-­metal band that balances  aggression with ambience, a melody and muscle. With musical  backgrounds ranging from hardcore, doom metal, indie rock, and  electronic music, the band has created a unique blend of darkness and light. The band's debut album The Grieving was self­-released in 2013,  comprised of 5 songs that juxtapose melodic vocals and narrative lyrics  with intricate extended song structures. After slowly building a  hometown audience (playing with bands like Year of No Light,  Braveyoung, Set & Setting, He Whose Ox Is Gored, and others), they  embarked on a 10­-day, 9­-state DIY tour with Tacoma’s Lo’ There Do I see My Brother in summer of 2014, spreading their sound  across the West. The band recently wrapped up sessions for their second  album, Atonement which will be released on October 28 2016. The new record finds the group honing their style: They have expanded the atmospheric elements that help them stand apart from their more metal­-influenced peers, without  weakening the heavy backbone of their compositions. If anything, Atonement is darker, more intense, and harder­-hitting than its predecessor.
Line-up:
Ronnie Navarro / guitar + vocals
Tyler Shannon / guitar
Gianni Sbisa / bass
Dylan Abbott / keys
Heather Davis/Drums
Greetings, Odium from “FORGOTTEN PATH MAGAZINE” in contact. We will unleash the 8th issue of “Forgotten Path” at the second half of upcoming November. The new edition will be published in 500 copies in very high quality, and it will be distributed worldwide. You can see the entire list of our distributors in the following link -  http://www.forgotten-path.lt/links-labels.html.
We don’t want to reveal the entire list of interviewed bands still, but we are looking for 19 in-depth interviews. Therefore we will also feature reports from the biggest Lithuanian and near foreign festivals, over 100 album reviews. In general - around 100 pages of professionally printed Black Metal oriented magazine.
There fore, we offer to have a possible advertising page in our magazine. The prices are as follows:
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A5 - 40 Euros
A6 - 25 Euros
If you advertise in the magazine, you automatically get such promotional tools:
Magazine copies: any A4 page ad - 10 copies, half A4 page - 5 copies, a quarter of A4 page - 2 copies.
If you book A4 or A5 ad, you become an official distributor of the magazine, and your link is added to our website’s ( www.forgotten-path.lt  )  link section, with the intention to continue our collaboration in the future as well.
Please note that all the payments that we get from publishing advertisements, serve for one and only purpose - covering printing costs of the magazine.
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DARK ESSENCE RECORDS REVEALS DETAILS OF THE NEW ALBUM FROM SELGEST : Having set the  4th November as the release date, Dark Essence Records have revealed the details of "VIDSYN",  the much-anticipated second full-length album from  SLEGEST.   Recorded at the Conclave & Earshot and Systrond Studios,  "Vidsyn" was jointly produced by the band's founder and frontman Ese, and  Bjørnar E. Nilsen (VULTURE INDUSTRIES, BLACK HOLE GENERATOR), who also mixed the album.  Mastering is by Herbrand Larsen (ENSLAVED).  Guesting on the album is Grutle Kjellson (ENSLAVED).
The cover  of "Vidsyn" once again has its roots in the art of Nikolai Astrup. Design is by Tom Korsvold and drawing is by Lars Hellebø.  Tracklisting as follows
1. I fortida sitt lys
2. Som i eit endelikt
3. Du
4. komfortabelt nommen midtvekes
5. Wolf
6. The Reanimator
7. Inn i uvissao
8. Tenn den gamle varde
SLEGEST was formed  in 2010 by former VREID guitarist ESE, whose original intention was to play BLACK SABBATH inspired music  paired with harsh vocals.  Whilst SLEGEST undoubtedly owes much to Black Metal, there is a distinct metal swagger to the band's music, with superb guitar riffing  and plenty of melody, rather than an excess of speed. 
"Vidsyn" sees SLEGEST confidently building on the sound they developed on their debut full-length "Løyndom".  As Ese explained recently:
"We will pick up where we left off with "Løyndom" - mid-paced heaviness in all its glory and filth. I have read blackened doom applied as a description to our music.  But really you need to add a good dose of rock and then you might get the idea of what we are all about. There is so much to explore in our world of heavy rock and we are proud of our new songs which, to our ears - and, after all,  we are the blueprint -  sounds bloody brilliant. The album will of course deal with death, and, since I write all the music and spend plenty of time thinking about death, I guess it is safe to say that we are most likely onto something".
SLEGEST will hit the road in December of this year , joinuing SHINING's 20th Anniversary tour, which also features Dark Essence label mates TAAKE, with whom the band has previously toured.  The prospect of sharing a stage with Niklas Kvarforth and Hoest, widely acknowledged to be two of the most accomplished and exciting front men in extreme metal, would seem daunting to most bands, but judging from the reviews SLEGEST has received for its live performances, and from the number of fans the lineup of Ese on Vocals and Rhythm Guitars, Sør (BÄÄÄV, VONBRÅTEN) on Lead Guitars, Hövard (BOMBEKLÜCHTER) on Bass and Fjøsne on Drums, has  picked up following those performances,  this is a band that is more than able to hold its own against the two titans. 
Before the start of the tour SLEGEST will launch the new album with a show at Krøsset in Oslo, where they will be joined by ALFAHANNE, and, given the dynamism and sheer entertainment value of the two bands, this will be an evening to remember. 
Routing for the tour with SHINING and TAAKE as follows:
02 Dec: NUKE, Berlin, DE
03 Dec: Into Darkness Festival, Neushoom, Leeuwarden, NL
04 Dec: Underworld, London, UK
05 Dec: Petit Bain, Paris, FR
06 Dec: UBU, Rennes, FR
07 Dec: De verlichte Geest, Roeselare, BE
08 Dec:  Kulturfabrik, Esch - sur -Alzette, LU
09 Dec:  Matrix, Bochum, DE
10 Dec:  Backstage, Munich, DE
11 Dec: Circolo Colony, Brescia, IT
More information about SLEGEST can be found on the band's website at
 
http://www.slegest.no/ or their official Facebook page at  https://www.facebook.com/slegest/
The official video for “Ho Som Haustar Aleine”, the  opening track from the album “Løyndom”, can be seen at  https://youtu.be/CHdUCDbyB5g
"Løyndom", the debut full-length album from SLEGEST can be heard at
 
http://slegest.bandcamp.com/album/l-yndom
NORWEGIAN BLACK METALLERS RAGNAROK ANNOUNCE EUROPEAN TOUR DATES :  Having recently announced that they would be renewing their long-standing, and very successful,  relationship with Agonia Records, veteran Norwegian Black Metallers  RAGNAROK have now announced the full schedule for their upcoming headlining European tour which will take place in October of this year.  Joining them on the eleven date tour are Slovenian Black Metallers CVINGER and Norwegian Death Metallers MECALIMB
Routing for the "Psychopathology" tour is  as follows:
16 Oct:  Bambi Galore,  Hamburg (DE)
17 Oct:  Little Devil, Tillburg (NL)
18.Oct:  Music City, Antwerp (BE)
19 Oct:  Backstage to the Mill,  Paris (FR)
20 Oct:  Blue Rose Saloon, Milan (IT)
21 Oct:  Rockfabrik, Ludwigsburg (DE)
22 Oct:  Bowlers Bar & Lounge, Apolda (DE)
23 Oct:  Barrak,  Ostrava (CZ)
24 Oct:  Melodka,  Brno (CZ)
25 Oct:  Blackland,  Berlin (DE)
26 Oct:  Roxy,  Flensburg (DE)
Press accreditations: Journalists interested in covering RAGNAROK's shows / arranging an interview with the band, please contact: 
promotion@agoniarecords.com
Additionally, RAGNAROK will appear at Mörkaste Småland, Hultsferd, Sweden, on the 24th September.
Formed in 1994 RAGNAROK's history spans well over two decades.  As with any band that has lasted this long, there have been changes in the lineup along the way, not least of which was the decision by Jontho, one of the most recognisable and respected drummers on the Norwegian Black Metal  scene,  to expand his performing repertoire by  laying  down his drumsticks and taking over as vocalist.  Aside from Jontho on vocals, the band's lineup includes long-standing guitarist Bolverk (IMAGES AT TWILIGHT), drummer Daniel Minge (DAUDEN) and session bassist Viti (IMAGES AT TWILIGHT, HINSIDIG). 
More information about RAGNAROK can be found on the band’s Facebook page at  http://www.facebook.com/ragnarokofficial  or on their  website at  http://www.ragnarokhorde.com/
The official video for the title track from RAGNAROK's full-length album “Collectors of the King” can be seen at  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IdRPw1tPl5E  
Eleven tracks spanning over two decades of RAGNAROK's career can be heard at
 
http://soundcloud.com/ragnarokofficial/sets/ragnarok-live-set-list 
TORRID HUSK/END STREAM NEW SPLIT ALBUM AT METAL INJECTION : Grimoire Records has teamed up with Metal Injection to stream the entirety of Swallow Matewan, a new split from black metal bands Torrid Husk and End. The album, which consists of three tracks from each band will be released on September 23 2016.
Stream the entire album at this location: 
http://www.metalinjection.net/av/new-music/waves-of-black-metal-collide-on-this-new-torrid-huskend-split
Pre-order the album here:   https://grimoirerecords.bandcamp.com/album/swallow-matewan
The split has been in the making for a couple of years, both bands admiring the other’s distinctive contribution to black metal. They are an excellent pairing, sharing a vision for their art but each holding a strong individual identity.
Torrid Husk's wild, densely layered style evokes the forested mountains that they come from; the combination of extreme tempos, vicious death metal drumming and intricate guitars painting a harsh landscape. This is their first recording with a second guitarist - new member Miles Craft - whose presence brings striking intricacy to the guitar lines. Blending atmospheric black metal with the pummeling intensity of technical death metal, Torrid Husk's side will appeal to fans of Abyssal, Krallice and Anicon.
On side B, End crafts a uniquely Hellenic blend of atmospheric black metal infused with Nordic influences, at times reminiscent of Celtic Frost and Carpathian Forest. Their veteran line-up includes members of Nechochwen, Dephosphorous  and Ravencult. In a nod to the old gods of extreme metal, their side closes with a unique interpretation of the 1983 Amebix song 'Winter'.
Comprising of three weighty tracks from each band, Swallow Matewan is a deep experience. The churning seas on the album cover evoke the shared turbulence that each band brings to their style; riffs tumble and tear at each other over relentless and intricate drumming, and vocals from both are harsh and sharp as an ocean gale. Both bands understand the importance of the eye of the storm, however; delicate moments of respite punctuate both sides of the split, allowing just enough time for the next bout of brutality to hit just as hard as the last.
Released by Torrid Husk’s long time label Grimoire Records, the split has a clearness enabled by their excellent in-house mastering. It is Grimoire’s first release, however, that wasn’t entirely recorded and produced in-house: whileTorrid Husk and Grimoire label head Noel Mueller returned to the same secluded cabin in which they recorded 2014’s Caesious, End recorded their side at home in Greece. This displacement of setting only serves to highlight the two bands’ affinity, as the two sides flow together impeccably in spite of it.
ALGOMA (Canada) / CHRONOBOT (Canada) - Split LP  :  Genre - Doom/Sludge Metal  :  For fans of - Eyehategod, Weedeater, Kyuss, Corrupted, The Whorehouse Massacre : Canadian sludge monsters Algoma release fresh songs exclusively for this epic split with filthy doom band Chronobot. Both complement each other in rupturing your eardrums using different methods of doom propagation. Algoma, having won over everyone with their monolithic debut, present us with two new songs which are just as devastating in nature if not nastier. Their style of slow, suffocating sludge can only be compared with the best bands in the style, such as Eyehategod, Grief, The Whorehouse Massacre (Canada), Hooded Menace, Crowbar, and have a wicked, gnarly sound to boot. The rawness only brings out the power and fierceness - which is what the genre needs now. Chronobot take psychedelic influences to soften the initial onslaught of this release but only a tad, using their groovy tunes to put you in a daze as they effortlessly steamroll you with their brand of thick, plodding doom. This is the epitome of the genre and its best qualities; crushing heaviness in whichever way you perceive it, while remaining individualistic in both the cases. This is an excellent split, one that will undoubtedly leave you yearning for more. Prepare to be crushed beyond belief.
Algoma Line-up: 
Kevin Campbell - Bass/Vocals
Boyd Rendell  - Guitar/Vocals
JV- Drums 
Chronobot Line-up: 
Dafe - Guitars, Vox and Cosmic FX
Quinton - Lead Guitar
Cody - Psych Battery
Scott - Bass 
Darius - Keys/FX
Track list: 
1. Side A - 01 - AlgomA - Phthisis
2. Side A - 02 - AlgomA - Electric Fence
3. Side B - 01 - Chronobot - Red Nails
4. Side B - 02 - Chronobot - Jerry Can
5. Side B - 03 - Chronobot - Sons of Sabbath
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Kunal Choksi
  Label owner/Editor/PR rep Transcending Obscurity Records | PR Company | Online Magazine (est 2005)  
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Russian Death Metal band OLD CHAPEL have returned!  The group will release VISIONS FROM BEYOND November 7 on Chaos Records.
New song "Stairs to the Vault" is streaming at https://soundcloud.com/chaosrecords/old-chapel-stairs-to-the-vault
OLD CHAPEL is an orthodox sepulchral squad spreading the infection of old school doomed death metal since 2010 under the leadership of Sergei Karpukhin (drums) and Pavel Suslov (vocals). Based in the central Russian city of Ivanovo, OLD CHAPEL is already known in the underground with two unholy releases - Tales from the Churchyard and Symptoms of Possession. 
Now after several years of silence, the Chapel opens the gates again to unleash all the demonic creatures dwelling and waiting inside. Inspired by old horror movies and witching rites, the band is ready to tell nine chilling stories of horror, decay and possession. Meet the new full-length album from OLD CHAPEL: Visions from Beyond.
Recorded in the crypts of Ivanovo and mastered by Enormous Door (Austin, TX), Visions from Beyond shows a new level of anger and despair in comparison with previous releases by this Russian band. 
Pre-order:
 
http://store.chaos-records.com/old-chapel-ru-visions-from-beyond-cd/
So take a step into the OLD CHAPEL......but beware of visions that can drive you insane
In addition, one of the songs from the album is also going to be released (with alternative mixing and mastering) on a unique compilation of Russian old school death metal called Faces of Death, along with songs by PYRE, GROND, CIST and others. The album will be available in Mexico via Craneo Negro Records.
Track Listing:
1. Disastrous Rite
2. Stairs to the Vault
3. The Burning
4. Towards the End
5. The Nightmare Room
6. Skullhunter
7. Leaving a Body
8. Witchboard
9. Paura Nella Citta Dei Morti Viventi 
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KAUSALGIA – “ DREAMQUEST “   Genre:  Atmospheric Dark/Black Metal  : Kausalgia was founded in the year 2010, when the two founding members, Markus Heinonen and Tommi Häyrynen figured they had the shared vision of what a perfect metal band would sound like, altough being almost totally opposites as persons and music lovers. The duo made their first release ”Promo 2010” by themselves with a minor recording help. ”Promo 2010” received lots of positive reviews from the media and a good reception from the listeners. Many fans have been anxious to get a copy of the release even years after it was sold out.
When the duo found that their vision, altough yet in it's raw and unpolished form, had an impact on new fans, they decided to take the band further and gather a full line-up. On synths they found Ville Mettänen and after a long period of rehearsing and working with different guitar and bass players, Kausalgia was joined with Aaro Haverinen on lead guitars and Janne Jääskö on bass.
With a full line-up Kausalgia recorded and released their first EP ”Farewell”. The first press of the CD was released independently and the second press was released by Pest Productions. ”Farewell” received even more fuzz around the media and the audience. With a full line-up and sufficient catalogue of releases, Kausalgia started doing live shows all around Finland and beyond.
In 2013 Kausalgia started working on their debut album, ”Dreamquest”. Having done the previous releases with some compromises, the debut album would need a lot more time and work to represent the vision of the band. Some of the work was done in commercial studios, but most of the album was created in Saarni Studio, which the band built in order to have a full control over their own sound and vision. The album was finally finished in spring 2016.
Line Up: 
Markus Heinonen – Vocals & Rhythm Guitar
Tommi Häyrynen – Drums (Vocals on track 5)
Ville Mettänen – Synths
Aaro Haverinen – Lead Guitars
Janne Jääskö – Bass
TRACKLIST 
1.The Call
2. Thorns
3. Sarastus
4. Stagnation
5. Dreamquest
6. Vihamiehet
7. Moss
8. As the curtain falls
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STENCH PRICE (International) - Self Titled LP  :  Genre - Avant-garde Grindcore  :  For fans of - Brutal Truth (circa 'Sounds of the Animal Kingdom'), Nasum, Bathtub Shitter, Fuck the Facts, Mr. Bungle  :  Stench Price are a grind 'supergroup' like no other. Not only do they feature star contributions from members of Necrophagist, Cynic, Brutal Truth, Paganizer, Hail of Bullets and others, the music too is of a different audacious kind. Mastermind Peter Shallmin has bombarded the already caustic music with bossa/lounge music in way that it all seems thoroughly fascinating. It's never been done before, at least not in such a brilliant manner where it adds a dimension to the music without taking away anything from it. The genre has been stagnating and it's time to bring in avant-garde influences that change the way we perceive it. Every song has unique contributions and a different edge to make sure that they not only stand out, but leave an indelible mark on the scene. There's none like Stench Price and this is only the beginning.
Stench Price line up: 
France – Romain Goulon – Drums (Necrophagist, Disavowed etc.)
Siberia – Peter Shallmin – Bass (Escapethecult, Kamlath)
Siberia – Max Konstantinov – Guitars (Kamlath, Nebesniesnami)
USA – Max Phelps (Cynic, Exist, Death DTA Tours)
USA – Danny Lilker (Brutal Truth, Nuclear Assault, SOD, etc.)
UK – Dave Ingram (Hail of Bullets, Benediction, Bolt Thrower, etc.)
Sweden – Rogga Johansson (Paganizer, The Grotesquery, Demiurg, etc.)
Australia – Karina Utomo (High Tension)
USA – Shawn Knight (Child Bite)
Lyrics by Danny Lilker, Dave Ingram, Rogga Johansson, Karina Utomo, Max Phelps, Shawn Knight 
Mixed and mastered at the legendary The Morrisound Recordings Studio, Tampa, Florida
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Many thanks! Kunal Choksi Label owner/Editor/PR rep Transcending Obscurity Records | PR Company | Online Magazine (est 2005)
 
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Dark Descent Records will again raise the bar this fall with the release of GRAVES OF CEASELESS DEATH, the debut from death lords RUINOUS.  What can you really expect when you get together former or current members of GOREAPHOBIA, INCANTATION, FUNEBRARUM or DISMA but death metal of the utmost quality?
Formed right after Alex Bouks (guitar), Matt Medeiros (guitar & vocals) and Shawn Eldridge (drums) all stepped out of their duties with FUNEBRARUM to form their own band, RUINOUS perfectly embodies everything those guys have been up until now while forging a sound on its own. While Medeiros brings on the table the brutal, ominous vibe that made FUNEBRARUM's The Sleep of Morbid Dreams such an amazing experience, Bouks' more classic metal background adds more layers.
Powered by a supra-guttural growl and a very ripping approach, Graves of Ceaseless Death also draws inspiration from grindcore, thrash and even doom (check out 'Procession of Ceaseless Sorrows' or the epic, 10-minute long 'Through Stygian Catacombs' for proofs on the latter!).
Yet death metal remains their favourite playground and as a matter of fact, their debut sits nicely somewhere in between the old and the new school. Never afraid of brutally wielding the axe, yet with a clear and powerful sound, with one of the fattest and most crushing guitar sounds you can imagine on the top of that.
Dark Descent Records will release Graves of Ceaseless Death on November 11. 
To placate the masses, the label has posted a stream of "Transfixed on the Gate" at:  darkdescentrecords.bandcamp.com/album/graves-of-ceaseless-death
Prepare for Armageddon! Prepare for Ceaseless Death!
Ruinous is:
Matt Medeiros: Guitars and Vocals
Alex Bouks: Guitars
Shawn Eldridge: Drums
www.facebook.com/weareruinous  www.facebook.com/DarkDescentRecords 
Italy's BLASPHEMER tears through flesh with the recently-launched video for "You Are Nothing." Taken from the forthcoming RITUAL THEOPHAGY, "You Are Nothing" is a relentless barrage of sacrilege and hatred for the divine. The video's occultic imagery accurately depicts that contempt. Watch it at  youtu.be/tb3n4Syi5Q0.
After six years of silence, this Italian death metal behemoth has been awakened and lashes out with inhuman technical brutality. This is Blasphemer's most evil and chaotic material to date, with their signature style of dissonant rapid fire riffs, savage multi-vocal assault, and featuring the extreme drum prowess of Darren Cesca (Incinerate & Goratory). The gates of Hell have opened unleashing a nefarious fury of malevolence and the holy light will be forever extinguished.
Blasphemer will return to the stage in 2017 in support of Ritual Theophagy. Dates and details to be announced soon.
Comatose Music will release Ritual Theophagy October 14. Pre-orders are available at  comatosemusic.com
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North Virgina's CONSTRUCT OF LETHE have teamed up with NO CLEAN SINGING to reveal their new track "Ascendit Ex Infernos" a short blast of death metal from their upcoming album THE GRAND MACHINATION.
Listen to "Ascendit Ex Infernos" here:  
http://www.nocleansinging.com/2016/09/16/an-ncs-premiere-construct-of-lethe-ascendit-ex-inferos/
Pre-order The Grand Machination here:  
https://constructoflethe.bandcamp.com/album/the-grand-machination
About Construct of Lethe

Construct of Lethe's intense form of death metal traces its roots through the old school with songs that also display hints of tech death, thrash and black metal. The band released their punishing debut LP 'Corpsegod' to critical acclaim on New Years Day 2016 and are now set released their new EP 'The Grand Machination' EP on October 7th 2016. Once again anchored by the furious riffwork of Tony Petrocelly and raging drums of Kevin Talley (Dying Fetus/Misery Index), The Grand Machination will mark the debut of lead guitarist Patrick Bonvin (Near Death Condition), whose playing brings an extra dimension of atmosphere and aggression to an already vicious sound. 
One of the few extreme metal bands who place equal emphasis on lyrics as well as riff-writing, Construct of Lethe presents The Grand Machination EP as a concept album, lyricist/vocalist Dave Schmidt reinterpreting and perverting Mark Twain's "Letters from the Earth" to tell the tale of Lucifer after the fall as he views the rise and fall of Christ. 
New England stoner-doom trio GREEN BASTARD have announced their debut LP, ‘PYRE’ due out November 16 on Midnight Werewolf records on cassette and download. The band have also shared a snippet of the gargantuan lead single ‘Thoros’ which is available to stream below.
‘Pyre’ is an immense listen. Comprised of three sprawling tracks, it takes just under an hour to run its course, but has an intangible gift of drawing the listener into its own reality. In the vein of Sleep, Green Bastard churn out groovy, driving riffs, which are further blended with the filthy fuzz of Boris and Monolord. Touches of post-rock and post-metal reveal themselves in evocative guitar lines that glide over the top of the rolling mass. Mastered by Will Killingsworth of Ampere and Orchid, and following on from a storming set at RPM Fest, it is an excellent new work from the fertile New England heavy music scene.
 
Listen to the first snippet of ‘Thoros’ here
Opening track ‘Thoros’ is a fitting introduction to the album, luring the listener in with atmospheric droning before monumental riffs pummel down the channels. When the track turns onto a new path of its journey midway, soaring guitar separates itself from the thick fuzz, a patient payoff from the minutes of hypnotic build before it. These transitions mark the milestones of ‘Pyre’; the outro to the monstrous second track ‘Cyclopean Walls’, for instance, has the relentlessly thick riffs disintegrate into noisy, disharmonious wails reminiscent of Neurosis. ‘Green Dream’ closes off the record, a brooding piece that contemplates the existential anguish of a clairvoyant. The tone of the track begins mournfully, progressing into a heavy catharsis as singer and bassist Spencer Benson moves his dynamic voice from contemplative singing to a raucous shout. The music follows, using chord progressions that build in the manner of post-rock and delivering angry, lamenting guitar and bass riffs. Drums crash through forceful rhythms beneath, and the combination constructs a potent emotional imagery, capturing the sense of the character and the fantastical nature of the track’s setting. ‘Pyre’ is an assured, sophisticated, and downright filthy statement from a band who, like the seer in ‘Green Dream’, appear to know themselves a little too well for comfort - but more than well enough for riffs.
BIO
‘Sent by a defeated civilization from an unknown planet, the ancient cosmic monolith carries on its faces a cryptic language revealing the tales of Green Bastard, a thunderous sonic behemoth that stood atop a mountain. Its crushing force roared through villages below. The resounding explosion cracked the earth and scorched it with hieroglyphs of divine death, a time of nothing present and nothing beyond. With the destruction of its mountainous seat, Green Bastard was released into the cosmos, tearing through the fabric of space, its deep wake decimating all and heralding the coming of our ordained doom.’ - RPM Fest
‘We are a three-piece from New Hampshire. We take inspiration from sludge and doom trios like Boris and Sleep, and watch a lot of The Simpsons.’ - Green Bastard
CREDITS 
Max Arbuckle - Guitar
Spencer Benson - Bass, vocals
Ethan Fortin - Drums
 Recorded and mixed by Alex Bourne and Joe Brown at Crawl Space
Mastered by Will Killingsworth at Dead Air Studios
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Sehr geehrte Krachologen! XTERNITY sind ein Extrem-Metal-Gespann, das scheuklappenfrei in Black-, Death   und auch Thrash Metal wildert und dabei zielgenau mit Brutalität und Melodik jongliert. Die bisherigen Releases - die "Darkness Inside"-EP von 2014 und letztjähriger Debüt-Longplayer "Expulsion Into Depth" - schlugen im Underground einige Wellen, so dass man sich jetzt auf das neue Full-Length-Eisen der Kerle freuen kann. "FROM ENDLESS DEPRAVITY" wurde von Soundguru Andy Classen gemixt und gemastert. Mark Riddick hat ein schickes Artwork beigesteuert. Und auch musikalisch stehen bei den Westdeutschen die Zeichen auf Sturm. "From Endless Depravity" ist quasi ein Konzeptalbum über das Scheitern der Menschheit anhand diverser historischer Geschehnisse - Vorlagen gibt?s dafür ja genügend - und knallt herrlich heftig und punktgenau aus den Boxen. Kurz vor Toresschluss gibt?s hiermit also ein deftiges Extrem-Metal-Highlight für 2016!
Und heute gibt es einen ersten Vorgeschmack auf das Album, das Lyric-Video zum Song "Invasion '44".
Worum es in dem Song geht, erklärt die Band euch selber:  
https://youtu.be/Urowg7Z17B4
In den kommenden Wochen wird die Band weitere Videos veröffentlichen, in denen sie einzelne Songs aus dem Album vorstellen! Also bleibt gespannt und abonniert den Youtube-Channel der Band.
Und hier könnt ihr "From Endless Depravity" vorbestellen: https://xternity.bandcamp.com/
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Gordeon Music  Zelterstraße 8 10439 Berlin   info@gordeonmusic.de
LUNATIC AFFLICTION - "IM BANNKREIS DER GÖTTER" Digi ab sofort erhältlich!! Das erstklassige Debut dieser deutschen atmosphärischen naturverbundenen Black Metal Band! Lunatic Affliction veröffentlichen ihr atmosphärisch, okkultes Debütalbum "Im Bannkreis der Götter" in Zusammenarbeit mit Kristallblut Records. Das Konzeptalbum führt episch durch die Höllenfahrt der Ishtar,  einen Auszug aus der babylonischen Mythologie und Dämonologie. Das Artwork der Scheibe rundet die Geschichte stilvoll ab. Ein dämonisches Meisterstück!
Das Werk ist im edlen 6 Panel Digipack inkl. doppelseitigem Miniposter erhältlich und auf 500 Stück limitiert.
Für Fans von Bathory, Hades, Woodenthrone, Fen, Lunar Aurora und Wolves in the Throne Room! etc.
Hier reinhören:
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3. Unser Youtube Kanal ist gefüllt mit vielen Songs unserer Bands! Abonniert euch den Kanal am besten umgehend! und verpasst keine neue Veröffentlichung mehr!
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Viel Spaß! Euer Kristallblut Team
DESERTED FEAR – Nehmen ihr drittes Album auf / VÖ am 27.01.2017 über Century Media Records! DESERTED FEAR, eine der besten und talentiertesten Death Metal Bands Deutschlands, sind im Studio, um ihr neues Album aufzunehmen!
Die Band dazu: „Alles klar, nach über zwei Jahren wird es wieder laut in unserem Eisensound Studio! In den nächsten Wochen werden wir 11 Songs für unseren noch unbetitelten Kingdom of Worms Nachfolger einhämmern - 11 Songs 666% Death Metal und einer davon mit einem Gastbeitrag auf den wir ja mal so richtig stolz sind! Wir freuen uns auch das der Meister Dan Swanö wieder für ein fetten Mix sorgen wird. Veröffentlichen wird die Scheibe dann unser neues Label Century Media, natürlich auch wieder auf Vinyl, deren coole Farben wir uns aber noch überlegen müssen. Releasetermin ist der 27.01.2017, schließlich freuen wir uns ja erst mal noch auf eine große Europatournee mit den Jungs von Dark Funeral und Krisiun. Es bleibt also spannend Freunde und ganz ehrlich, wir können es kaum erwarten euch die neuen Songs um die Ohren zu hauen!“
Unten findet ihr alle Tourdaten mit DARK FUNERAL und KRISIUN.
DESERTED FEAR live:
17.09.2016 - St.Pölten (Austria) - STP Metal Weekend  
02.10.2016 - Hirschaid (Germany) - Jahnhalle, Braincrusher in Hell Festival
12.12.2016 - Hamburg (Germany) - Knust, Metal Monday
Tour mit DARK FUNERAL und KRISIUN:
12.10.16 Aarhus (Denmark) - Voxhall
13.10.16 Nijmegen (The Netherlands) - Doornroosje
14.10.16 Leipzig (Germany) - Hellraiser
15.10.16 Essen (Germany) - Turock  
16.10.16 Vosselaar (Belgium) - Biebob
17.10.16 London (UK) - Underworld
18.10.16 Paris (France) - Petit Bain
19.10.16 Vannes (France) - Echonova 
20.10.16 Biarritz (France) - Atabel
21.10.16 Madrid (Spain) - Arena
22.10.16 Barcelona (Spain) - Salamandra 1
23.10.16 Marseille (France) - Le Moulin
24.10.16 Milano (Italy) - Magazzini Generali
25.10.16 Pratteln (Switzerland) - Z-7
26.10.16 Munich (Germany) - Backstage
27.10.16 Vienna (Austria) - Simmcity
29.10.16 Katowice (Poland) - Mega Club
30.10.16 Warsaw (Poland) - Progresja Music Zone
31.10.16 Berlin (Germany) - Musik & Frieden
01.11.16 Bremen (Germany) - Tivoli
02.11.16 Ludwigsburg (Germany) - Rockfabrik
03.11.16 Leiden (The Netherlands) - Gebroeders de Nobel
04.11.16 Oignies (France) - Metaphones
05.11.16 Selestat (France) - Rock your Brain Fest
06.11.16 Lyon (France) - Ninkasi Kao
DESERTED FEAR:
Manuel Glatter – guitar, vocals
Fabian Hildebrandt – guitar, bass
Simon Mengs – drums
http://www.desertedfear.de   https://www.facebook.com/desertedfear
Jan Hoffmann   ANGER MANAGEMENT & PROMOTION  Märkische Str 48   44141 Dortmund   Germany  Jan@angermanagement.cc
After a slew of crazy animated teasers, Stench Price have gone ahead and unleashed their first official video HERE which was shot by a Japanese director. The song showcases the avant-garde edge the band have. For the uninformed, Stench Price involves members of Necrophagist, Hail of Bullets, Brutal Truth, Cynic, Paganizer, Echelon, etc. It's coming out in November via my label Transcending Obscurity Records. Slated for a release is also the death metal supergroup featuring Dave Ingram (Hail of Bullets, ex-Bolt Thrower, ex-Benediction) and Rogga Johansson (Paganizer, The Grotesquery, Demiurg, Necrogod, etc.) called Echelon.
STENCH PRICE (International) - SELF TITLED   : Genre - Avant-garde Grindcore  : For fans of - Brutal Truth (circa 'Sounds of the Animal Kingdom'), Nasum, Bathtub Shitter, C.S.S.O., Mr. Bungle  :  Stench Price are a grind 'superground' like no other. Not only do they feature star contributions from members of Necrophagist, Cynic, Brutal Truth, Paganizer, Hail of Bullets and others, the music too is of a different audacious kind. Mastermind Peter Shallmin has bombarded the already caustic music with bossa/lounge music in way that it all seems thoroughly fascinating. It's never been done before, at least not in such a brilliant manner where it adds a dimension to the music without taking away anything from it. The genre has been stagnating and it's time to bring in avant-garde influences that change the way we perceive it. Every song has unique contributions and a different edge to make sure that they not only stand out, but leave an indelible mark on the scene. There's none like Stench Price and this is only the beginning.
Stench Price line up: 
France – Romain Goulon – Drums (Necrophagist, Disavowed etc.)
Siberia – Peter Shallmin – Bass (Escapethecult, Kamlath)
Siberia – Max Konstantinov – Guitars (Kamlath, Nebesniesnami)
USA – Max Phelps (Cynic, Exist, Death DTA Tours)
USA – Danny Lilker (Brutal Truth, Nuclear Assault, SOD, etc.)
UK – Dave Ingram (Hail of Bullets, Benediction, Bolt Thrower, etc.)
Sweden – Rogga Johansson (Paganizer, The Grotesquery, Demiurg, etc.)
Australia – Karina Utomo (High Tension)
USA – Shawn Knight (Child Bite)
Lyrics by Danny Lilker, Dave Ingram, Rogga Johansson, Karina Utomo, Max Phelps, Shawn Knight 
Mixed and mastered at the legendary The Morrisound Recordings Studio, Tampa, Florida
Official Stench Price Bandcamp
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Many thanks!
  Kunal Choksi  Label owner/Editor/PR rep  Transcending Obscurity Records | PR Company | Online Magazine (est 2005)  www.tometal.com   www.transcendingobscurity.com 
Up and coming Philadelphia based black metal band MALPHAS are pleased to announce that they have signed with FATAL ILLNESS MANAGEMENT to represent the band throughout 2016 and into the future.
The band commented about the signing "We are excited and proud to announce our signing with Fatal Illness Management; big things are on the horizon. Be sure to check out our roster mates in Vesperia and Fenris."
Fatal Illness founder Eric Dow further commented "Fatal Illness Management are excited to be working with up and comers Malphas, you can expect great things from this union."
In further news, the band is putting the finishing touches to the follow up to their 2015 critically acclaimed EP The Conjuring. The new album is projected to be recorded soon and released in mid 2017, further details will be announced in the coming months.
Founded in 2012 by Paul DeSanctis and Eric Dunleavy, accompanied by Dallas Lutz and Damian DiFrancesco, Malphas is a four-piece black metal band.
The sound of Malphas is generally derived from the Scandinavian metal scene, coming together as a healthy blend of melodic death, black, and power metal with additional touches of prog and jazz.
The band's lyrics are written as a concept story revolving around Malphas, the 39th gothic spirit in demonology. Malphas serves as the grand president and general of hell; commanding forty legions of demons and appearing before conjurers in the form of a crow.
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UNGOD - "BEWITCHED BY SINS AND LUST"  : Genre:  Black Metal : Ungod is active since 1992, in 2016 they will release a new full length album with nine tracks of fast and raw Black Metal. Ungod will play their 1st show ever in Houston/Texas/USA in July. A first show in germany will follow in Dresden and Oberhausen.
Line Up: 
Sulphur Irae - Bass
Baal - Vocals
Condemptor - Drums
Cryptic Tormentor – Guitars
TRACKLIST 
01. Inner sight
02. Of light and darkness
03. Possessed in trance
04. Of flesh, blood and brimstone
05. Bewitched by sind and lust
06. Path of the apocalyptic
07. Dust on the cross
08. When darkness dims the sky above
09. Blessed by the whore
FACEBOOK    BANDCAMP    LABEL
SELF-HATRED (Czech Republic) - THEIA  : Genre - Atmospheric Doom/Death Metal : For fans of - Esoteric, Tyranny, Shape of Despair, Et Moriemur, Doomed, Worship, Mournful Congregation  : Self-Hatred feature members of classic Czech bands such as Dissolving of Prodigy, Silent Stream of Godless Elegy and Et Moriemur. The intention is to create moving, innovative and contemporary doom metal with emphasis on emotive richness and atmosphere. It takes the best elements of doom of this ilk and presents us with distilled emotions of the highest value. Subtly whirling, the music takes you to a different dimension where your emotions are laid bare, the caressing tunes evoking self-empathy that soon transmute into self-hatred - life is full of regrets and wrong choices but it is for us to live on with them. Brimming with such heart-searing melodies, Self-Hatred's debut is a sublime album that cajoles, evokes sweet pain, and is reminiscent of all the emotions that you hold sacred and pure. 'Theia' is a masterpiece. 
Album lineup:
Kaťas, Felis - vocals
Michal Šanda - keyboards
Aleš Vilingr, Pavel Janouškovec - guitars
Štěpán Eret - bass
Michal „Datel“ Rak - drums
Track list:
1.    Guilt    
2.    Theia    
3.    Slither    
4.    Attraction    
5.    No Judgement    
6.    Self-reflection    
7.    Memories
Self-Hatred Official Bandcamp
Solitude Productions Official Site
Solitude Productions Facebook
Self-Hatred 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
HARM - "THE EVIL"  : Genre:  Death Metal : The long awaited new HARM album is finaly out now, ultra heavy mid-thempo Death Metal anywhere between Celtic Frost, Master and a few old swedish ones. Straight oldschool like expected.
Harm was founded in october 2009 by Solvernus (Ex-Nebiros/Ex-Vulgar Degenerate), Stefan (Ex-Muerte/Ex-Gorerilla/Violation Domain),  Fabian (Ex-Muerte/Ex-Gorerilla) and Barkley (Ex-Morvan/Ex-Gorerilla/Ex-Violation Domain). 5 months later, the first promo was recorded at "Knicki Knacki Studios" with 8 kickass oldschool death-metal songs. After that, Harm played some gigs in their hometown Berlin, Germany. In september 2011 Harm signed at "FDA Rekotz".  My Chainsaw not!!! Due to personal reasons the former members Stefan (guitar) and Fabian (bass) left the band. Replacement was found in Moloch (guitar) and Felix (bass). In october 2013 "FDA Rekotz" released Harm's first full length Album "Cadaver Christi", which was assumed with positive feedback.
Line Up: 
Solvernus - Drums   
Blitzkrieg Barkley - Vocals
Moloch - Guitars   
Felix – Bass
TRACKLIST 
01-Vlad the Impaler
02-Knife Penetration
03-The Evil
04-Undead World Crusade
05-City of the Dead
06-God Forgives - My Chainsaw Not
07-Gutted like a Dear
08-Dead Body Love
09-First Blood 1918
10-Panzer Apocalypse
FACEBOOK   LABEL    BANDCAMP
QUEEN ELEPHANTINE (Hong Kong/US) – KALA   : Genre - Doom Metal  : For fans of - Hyponic, Sleep, Kyuss, Eyehategod, Om  : Queen Elephantine, the exotic-flavoured doom/ambient band once operating out of Hong Kong (who have since moved to New York), are back with a brand new full length called Kala. They've always kept innovating and the new album is even more entrancing, atmospheric and mind-bending. They've honed their skills to offer music that's near unparalleled - the delicate cacophony of the numerous instruments (spaced out, never overcrowding), the suspenseful atmosphere, the ever-lingering sense of intrigue, it's all there, and better than ever before. Kala taps into your subconscious, creates swirling colourful patterns, a hypnotic effect that doesn't wear off easily like a rare non-harmful drug. Succumb to the creeping, psychedelic madness that's Queen Elephantine.
Mastered by Billy Anderson (Neurosis, Swans, Sleep, Eyehategod, High on Fire)
Artwork has been made by Adrian Dexter
Line up: 
Indrayudh Shome - Guitar
Ian Sims - Drumset
Mat Becker - Bass
Srinivas Reddy - Guitar
Derek Fukumori - Percussion
Samer Ghadry - Guitar, Synth
Nathanael Totushek - Drumset + Percussion on 2,4,6
Nick Disalvo - Mellotron on 1, 2, 3
Michael Scott Isley - Percussion on 2,4
Danny Quinn - Surgeon Pepper
Track list: 
1. Quartered
2. Quartz 
3. Ox
4. Onyx
5. Deep Blue
6. Throne of the Void in the Hundred Petal Lotus
Queen Elephantine Bandcamp
Cimmerian Shade Recordings (LP)
Argonauta Records (CD)
Tartarus Records (Cassette)
Atypeek Music (Digital)
Queen Elephantine Facebook

Thanks and best regards,
   Kunal Choksi  Label owner/Editor/PR rep  Transcending Obscurity Records | PR Company | Online Magazine (est 2005)   www.tometal.com    www.transcendingobscurity.com
Austrian grind band SIX-SCORE have teamed up with Toilet ov Hell to reveal their new video for "HUMAN ROBOTS", a track taken from their forthcoming album Lebensräume which will be released on October 14th 2016.
After releasing their first full-length album Drudge, the band played shows both locally and in foreign countries, culminating in an appearance at the prestigious Obscene Extreme Festival in 2013.  Now in 2016, the band has catapulted itself to the forefront of the grind community with the upcoming release of Lebensraume- A masterpiece of modern grindcore that will stun fans of bands such as Human Cull, Nasum, Napalm Death, Pig Destroyer, Fuck the Facts and Rotten Sound
After releasing their first full-length album Drudge, the band played shows both locally and in foreign countries, culminating in an appearance at the prestigious Obscene Extreme Festival in 2013.  Now in 2016, the band has catapulted itself to the forefront of the grind community with the upcoming release of Lebensraume- A masterpiece of modern grindcore that will stun fans of bands such as Human Cull, Nasum, Napalm Death, Pig Destroyer, Fuck the Facts and Rotten Sound.
After releasing their first full-length album Drudge, the band played shows both locally and in foreign countries, culminating in an appearance at the prestigious Obscene Extreme Festival in 2013.  Now in 2016, the band has catapulted itself to the forefront of the grind community with the upcoming release of Lebensraume- A masterpiece of modern grindcore that will stun fans of bands such as Human Cull, Nasum, Napalm Death, Pig Destroyer, Fuck the Facts and Rotten Sound.
Discography
Maximum Gain by Efficient use of Affliction (DIY release) 2009
Drudge (DIY release) 2010
Split LP w Prosperity Denied (Release by Bloody Lips Records) 2013
Sampler: Dump 2014 (Release by Knochentapes) 2014
The Grey Eminence, the new album from Steve Tucker-fronted blackened death powerhouse WARFATHER is now streaming in full via Decibel Magazine.  Decibel Editor-in Chief Albert Mudrian calls THE GREY EMINENCE "...easily the best sounding recording of Tucker's career," and backs that bold claim by offering all nine blistering tracks ahead of the album's release. 
Destroy your senses at  http://bit.ly/2c59Ewf
The Grey Eminence was produced by Death Metal icon and studio wizard Erik Rutan (HATE ETERNAL, ex-MORBID ANGEL). The collaboration marks the first time Tucker and Rutan have worked together since MORBID ANGEL's Gateways to Annihilation. The album also features WARFATHER's newest members Jake Koch (guitars) and Bryan Bever (drums).
Greyhaze Records will release The Grey Eminence on September 16. Pre-order it at 
this location.
www.facebook.com/pages/WarFather/240931366011521   www.greyhazerecords.com   www.facebook.com/greyhazerecords 
Australian Death Metal quintet IN DEATH has completed its full-length debut album THE DEVIL SPEAKS.  The band has just released a new lyric video for the song "Malignancy Eradicated." Check it out at  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UgKCVQP0spg
Vigorously honing their craft as a live act since August 2008, two crucial elements have developed within the band that now form part of the unofficial band ethos: Tight performances packaged with energetic delivery. The result can only be described as a whirlwind of energy punctuated by an intensely accurate technical punch.
IN DEATH combine overwhelming power and groove with subtle technicality and some unexpected twists to deliver a package that can not only cause frenzy among seasoned metal-heads, but also bring new fans to the metal genre with horns held high and banging heads.
IN DEATH... now established as a force to be reckoned with, is growing not only in stature, but as creative artists. The band's debut full length album features more varied influences compared to the Thanatos and self-titled EPs.. Some new material has a more pronounced progressive side, which is a natural progression as artists grow, but the band is always mindful of never letting the ever growing fan base down. There are certain things that must be expected when you come to an IN DEATH show, and they want to give the punters what they paid for! In this case, Death metal with a groove so intoxicating, you just can't help but bang your head!
IN DEATH.. Is forging their own path. Jump on board or be left in their wake!
Track Listing:
1. Malignancy Eradicated 
2. The Pitfalls Of Immortality
3. Bow To Your Master
4. Every Burial
5. Godzilla
6. Fuck Your Kind
7. The Devil Speaks
8. King Of The Deadpool
https://www.facebook.com/indeath/     https://twitter.com/indeathband    https://www.youtube.com/user/666InDeath
ADDITIONAL DATES ADDED TO THE SHINING TWENTIETH ANNIVERSARY TOUR WITH TAAKE. SLEGEST JOINS TOUR  : The final routing for the joint SHINING/TAAKE European tour set to take place this winter has been confirmed, with four additional dates being added.  The tour is part of a series of live appearances to mark the  20th Anniversary of NIKLAS KVARFORTH's SHINING.  Joining  these two titans of the stage on the tour will be TAAKE's Dark Essence Records label-mates SLEGEST.
Routing as follows:
02 Dec: NUKE, Berlin, DE
03 Dec: Into Darkness Festival, Neushoom, Leeuwarden, NL
04 Dec: Underworld, London, UK
05 Dec: Boule Noir, Paris, FR
06 Dec: UBU, Rennes, FR
07 Dec: De verlichte Geest, Goeselare, BE
08 Dec:  Kulturfabrik, Esch - sur -Alzette, LU
09 Dec:  Matrix, Bochum, DE
10 Dec:  Backstage, Munich, DE
11 Dec: Circolo Colony, Brescia, IT
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 expanded 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 dynamic live performers today.
Whilst the name SLEGEST is perhaps not as familiar to fans as SHINING and TAAKE, the band has been earning rave reviews both for their studio output and for their live performances, earning them an ever-increasing fan base.  In the wake of his departure from VREID, where he played guitar on four of the iconic band’s albums, Ese formed SLEGEST in 2010, and the band has since then perfected a special blend of classic heavy rock and old-school black metal that is both dark and sinister, whilst being propelled along by a down and dirty groove that is immediate and catchy.  The band's second full-length album will be released in November on Dark Essence Records. 
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/
More information about SLEGEST can be found on Facebook at
 https://www.facebook.com/slegest/  and on the band's website at  http://www.slegest.no/  
Nashville-based thrash/death metal band IRACONJI have revealed another track from their forthcoming debut album at FULL METAL HIPSTER PODCAST. The track, which is entitled "Swamp Donkey" perfectly showcases the band's brand of Slayer-esque thrash.
Stream "Swamp Donkey" here:
 http://fullmetalhipster.com/the-full-metal-hipster-playlist-12/
"Swamp Donkey" will be available on the band's forthcoming debut album Global Genocide.
Iraconji - named after the Irukandji jellyfish, the smallest and most venomous box jellyfish in the world. Since inception Iraconji has felt a kinship with this creature. At the time, in an ocean of "core" and "scene" metal Iraconji felt like a small but deadly force mixing the brutality of death metal and the aggression of thrash metal.
Formed in August 2009 in Nashville TN by Matt Chadwell (guitar), Nathan Yarroll (bass), Tony Townsend (drums) and Jake Trotter (vocals). After just 13 shows with the original lineup Iraconji parted ways with their vocalist Jake. After months of auditions Iraconji found a replacement vocalist but the band dissolved in the studio in January 2011. 
Reformed in March 2012. The original members and new vocalist Hardy Hardison started rehearsing for shows, and by June 2012 were playing out live. In August 2012 Iraconji entered Twin Oaks Studio owned and operated by Jason Dietz in Murfreesboro TN to record the 3 song demo "Just A Taste". Iraconji would spend the next couple of years playing live, writing and honing their particular style of Death/Thrash. 
August 2015. Iraconji part ways with original drummer Tony Townsend. He would be replaced by Kyle Caldwell along with the addition of 2nd guitarist Drew Jones. 
February 2016 with the new lineup Iraconji enter Studio D with Dave Summers in Tullahoma TN to record their debut album "Global Genocide". 
Iraconji is:
Matt - rhythm guitars 
Drew - lead guitars 
Nate - bass 
Hardy - vocals 
Kyle - drums
MOLOCH LETALIS - ARKANA CHAOSU  : Moloch Letalis horde has passed a long and uncompromising way, give up none, marking up a direction by iron fist. Despite a completely different place where today is present, horde has not forgotten about his roots and thanks to devilish cooperation of two friendly labels - Old Temple and Moon Records, the "Arkana Chaos" compilation will see the light of day. For the first time on CD, professionally released band two demos, containing destructive dose of merciless death / black metal, dripping primitive lust of destruction, insatiable blood lust! Demos like hell demons mutilate murderously, tear the flesh, leaving to feed for black ravens bloody scraps. Cemetery wind howled, memories has been torn from old earth - let speak demons of the past !!! Compilation released on the gold CD, all copies hand numbered.
Old Temple, Po Box 48, 86307 Grudziadz 9, Poland    www.oldtemple.com    www.sklep.oldtemple.com  www.shop.oldtemple.com
San Francisco Bay Area darkness-obsessed DIY indie label Sentient Ruin Laboratories is extremely proud and honored to announce the release of CULTO ABISMAL, the debut album by Barcelona-based Spanish death metal/crust punk horde CRUZ. 
What makes Cruz such a unique force to behold is their unshackled and lawless approach to old school death metal and primordial thrash metal, and the way they use (crust) punk as an extra weapon in their arsenal to take their damaging force to the next level. Punk and metal live in this band's war-torn soul in seamless harmony, fueling each other's flames in an escalating and unstoppable firestorm of chaos ad destruction that knows no end.
Within its thick and cavernous texture and amongst the chaos of Culto Abismal's unchallenged aggression you will hear echoes of Wolfpack/Wolfbrigade, Bolt Thrower, Grave, Discharge, and early Entombed getting bottlenecked into an irreversible chain reaction of total punk-infested death metal chaos that will have only one possible epilogue: total fucking annihilation - a sonic siege from hell that will be impossible to repel. 
CVLT Nation called the album "A RIPPER from the bowels of hell - a fucking war zone in sonic form”, and
Decibel Magazine further elaborated that Culto Abysmal is a "vicious interpretation of a classically evil sound".
To be released on October 7  2016  by Sentient Ruin (vinyl and cassette tape for North America), To The Death Records (vinyl and tape for Europe), Neanderthal Stench (European vinyl co-release) and by Selfmade God Records (CD worldwide), Culto Abismal will be one of those releases that all fans of old school death metal, crust, d-beat, stenchcore etc. can not overlook for any reason in the universe.
1. Mundos Disformes
2. A Cops de Destral
3. Intruso
4. Culto Abismal
5. La Caza
6. La Pitjor de les Plagues
7. Pesanta
8. Tumbas Ciclópeas.
https://www.facebook.com/SentientRuin
Swedish Death Metal Unit DECOMPOSED have partnered with No Clean Singing for the exclusive stream of "Drenched in Wounds," a song from forthcoming album WITHER. Stream it at  http://www.nocleansinging.com/2016/09/07/an-ncs-premiere-decomposed-drenched-in-wounds/
DECOMPOSED will release Wither, the band's third full-length album, October 3 on Mexico's Chaos Records.  New songs "By Nothingness Crowned" and "Submerged" are streaming at the following link  https://chaos-records.bandcamp.com/album/wither.
Wither is uncompromising, riff-driven Swedish Death Metal that proudly follows in the giant footsteps of genre leaders DISMEMBER, ENTOMBED, and the like.  Wither was recorded in mid-2015 by composer/founder Jesper Ekstål along with drummer Emil Leijon in Studio Blastbeat in Sundsvall, the same studio in which the previous albums were recorded. The album will be available on CD and vinyl formats.
CD Pre-order:  http://store.chaos-records.com
Track Listing:
1. By Nothingness Crowned
2. Upheaval
3. Void
4. Submerged
5. Downwards
6. Drenched in Wounds
7. Wither
8. Into Nothing 
Sweden's DECOMPOSED grew into a band in 2010, shortly after being conceived as a pure one-man Death Metal project. A year later the Stench of Death demo was recorded, which led to the self-titled debut album the following year. Two years thereafter the follow-up, entitled Devouring was released, a much more mature creation focused on darkness, horror, and madness.
After a few live performances and quite a few internal struggles, DECOMPOSED had to cease to exist as a live band. All members left, and only composer/founder Jesper Ekstål remained. The work on the third chapter Wither was well under way during this period, and it continued during obstacles of every kind. 
Decomposed Facebook    www.chaos-records.com/    www.facebook.com/chaosrecords/
LEDO TAKAS NEWS : Ledo Takas launches the new album by black metal apologets LAIR, entitled ICONS OF THE IMPURE, on September 13th 2016. Eleven tracker is released in three formats at once: vinyl, compact disk and audio tape.
Grey vinyl edition with a set of collector’s cards is limited to 250 units, pro-printed cassette edition – to 200 units, and CD digipak with twelve page booklet – to 750 units.
Album design, embodying and complementing the grisly spirit of music, was fulfilled by well familiar Sir Gorgoroth, also cooperating with Nokturnal Mortum, Hate Forest, Drudkh, Blood of Kingu and Khors.
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.
Two years past the band’s debut, LAIR shoot their second irresistible load, getting deeper with the stories collected at the spookiest, devilish places you would not want to step in.
First track to diagnose: Black Maelstrom
Release date: 13th September 2016
Purchase:
Icons of The impure LP/CD/MC
Selected trades - possible
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# FU No .46  SOLD OUT !!!!
# Das  Interview mit SUCKING VOID für die nächste FU Ausgabe ist raus .
# Nächste Woche gehts zum METAL EMBRACE Fesdtival nach Barleben ! Man sieht sich !
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Dieser Herbst wird heiß und dreckig. Habt Ihr Bock auf Sludge? Wir stellen vor: ALLIGATOR RODEO! Ein Riffmonster mit Hardrock-, Blues- und Doomeinflüssen: Slow, deep and dirty! Sounds like NOLA, auch wenn dieses Trio aus Detmold stammt.
Am 28.10.2016 (VÖ) veröffentlicht Deafground Records das schlicht 'Alligator Rodeo' betitelte Debüt der drei aufstrebenden Sludge-Götter.
Auf ihrem 7-Tracker-Erstling konzentrieren sich ALLIGATOR RODEO auf's Wesentliche, zelebrieren den Moment und steigern sich von Delay-Orgien bis zum geussvollen Punch in die Magengrube: Heavy Distortion, Gitarren-Squeals, die dir ins Gesicht schreien, Bässe, so tief und dunkel wie ein lauernder Tümpel, voll aufgerissene Röhren und unfassbar groovende Drums. Mehr braucht es nicht. 'Alligator Rodeo' ist ein Album mit
der Essenz von billigem Tabak, räudigem Whiskey und menschlichen Abgründen, dabei so kurz und intensiv wie ein goldener Schuss. Riding the beast? Dieses Biest ist nicht zu bändigen!
Beste Grüße und einen heißen Herbstauftakt, Euere Annelen
Deafground Records / Deafground.net Ein Service der NUVINCI GmbH  Sudbrackstraße 17  33611 Bielefeld   www.deafground-records.de
Kürzlich erst haben die Veranstalter des UNDER THE BLACK SUN 2017 die tschechische Kult-Black-Metal-Band INFERNO bestätigt, und schon gibt es Nachschlag: Die nächsten Hochkaräter, die sich in das Billing der 2017er-Auflage des Black-Metal-Festivals einreihen, sind die nordrhein-westfälischen Black-Metal-Okkultisten DARKENED NOCTURN SLAUGHTERCULT. Die Band rund um Sängerin und Gitarristin Onielar sowie Gitarrist Velnias veröffentlichte zuletzt 2012 ihr umjubeltes fünftes Studioalbum "Necrovision" und kehrt nach acht Jahren UTBS-Abstinenz zurück nach Helenenau in den Wäldern außerhalb Berlins.
Das Billing des UNDER THE BLACK SUN 2017 liest sich damit bisher wie folgt:
DARKENED NOCTURN SLAUGHTERCULT (DE)
INFERNO (CZ)
KULT (IT)
NOCTURNAL DEPRESSION (FR)
THE RUINS OF BEVERAST (DE)
Tickets für das UNDER THE BLACK SUN 2017 sind bereits unter den folgenden Links erhältlich:
E-Ticket (Early Bird):
  http://www.folter666shop.de/de/Tickets/eTicket/UTBS-2017--Hardticket-3249.html
Hardticket (Early Bird):  http://www.folter666shop.de/de/Tickets/Hardticket/UTBS-2017--Hardticket.html
Alle weiteren Infos findet ihr auf der  Homepage des Festivals  oder auf der  Facebook-Seite des UTBS
Hallo zusammen, die ersten Bands für das IN FLAMMEN OPEN AIR 2017 sind bestätigt und so lassen wir es bereits vor dem VVK Start 01.09. mächtig scherbeln.  Die ersten Ticketbesteller können ein kultiges Special Shirt in limitierter Auflage abgreifen. Das Motto diesmal: „BUTCHERED AT THE BAR“ .. Naaaaaa, wer hat eine Idee?? 
Hier nun die ersten Bestätigungen für unsere Gartenparty 2017.  Vom 06.-08.07.2017 Torgau / Entenfang  3 Tage / 39 Bands – 666% METAL & NO COMMERCE..in Planung
KRISIUN (BRA)
VALLENFYRE (UK) (Vocals - Gregor Mackintosh / Paradise Lost)
BATUSHKA (PL)
MOURNING BELOVETH (IRL)  
ARMANDA (MEX)
Schaut euch den Rückblick 2016 an und teilt es mit euren Freunden.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=apCBnFdFkEs&feature=youtu.be 
Und hier geht’s zum Event 2017!  https://www.facebook.com/events/141552486277919
Bei Anregungen, Fragen, Lob oder Kritik.. Immer her damit.
Lasst euch überraschen und schaut immer mal auf Facebook oder der Homepage vorbei. Es hagelt so nach und nach die nächsten Bands..
Besten Gruß   Thomas  Infos & Tickets:  www.in-flammen.com 
Heute präsentieren wir Euch eine neue Veröffentlichung aus dem Hause NORTHERN FOG RECORDS. Es handelt sich dabei um das Projekt SIECHTUM aus Brandenburg. Der Mann, welcher hinter dieser Band steckt, heißt Waheela und bezeichnet seinen Stil als „Ecocentric Black Metal“. Das Album hat den schlichten Titel „HASS UND HINGABE“.
Das erste Kapitel: „Hass“ - beschwört die Auflösung der bestehenden, von Menschen geschaffenen widernatürlichen Struktur, worauf sich während des „Hingabe“ Kapitels die verborgene Weisheit der Natur offenbart und zuletzt eine neue Ära auf den Ruinen der Zivilisation gründet (inhaltlich und musikalisch schließt „Hingabe“ an den letzten Song („Herz der Wildnis“) vom 1. Album an.
Das Album erscheint in den ersten September-Tagen diesen Jahres und verspricht eine gewaltige Portion grimmigen Black Metal mit einer kalten und harmonischen Attütide.
Hörprobe:  https://soundcloud.com/northernfogrec/siechtum-hass-edit
Jessica Dudhoff NFR Marketing und Promotion   www.NorthernFogRecords.com
Die Braunschweiger Death Metaller PETER GRUSEL UND DIE UNHEIMLICHEN hauen rund einen Monat vor Veröffentlichung ihres selbstbetitelten Debütalbums ein Video zu "Jeffrey" raus. Der Clip wurde während der Aufnahmen zu "Peter Grusel Und Die Unheimlichen" aufgenommen und zeigt die sympathische Truppe fleißig bei der Arbeit. Hier gibt es den Clip zu sehen:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=57HdiVxB-7U&feature=youtu.be
"Peter Grusel Und Die Unheimlichen" erscheint am 30.09.2016 via Kernkraftritter Records (Alive).
PETER GRUSEL UND DIE UNHEIMLICHEN auf Facebook
PETER GRUSEL UND DIE UNHEIMLICHEN Homepage
Kernkraftritter Records auf Facebook
Viele Grüße, Jan & Metal Promotions   www.metal-promotions.de
Am Deafgroundhimmel strahlt ein neues Stern: THE DISASTER AREA sind ab sofort Teil unserer kleinen Labelfamilie. Das Metalcore-Quintett aus Bayern liefert seit 2012 den passenden Soundtrack, wenn es darum geht, sich durch Dreck zu kämpfen oder die Gipfel des Lebens zu stürmen. Der kraftvolle Sound der Truppe spiegelt sich in den ungestümen Live-Shows wieder. THE DISASTER AREA lassen von der Bühne aus die Erde vor ihnen erzittern und die Massen darauf beben. Egal durch welches mentale Katastrophengebiet man hetzen mag: THE DISASTER AREA sind dabei, machen Mut und liefern den Antrieb, allen Widrigkeiten zu trotzen.
'Wir sind das erste Mal im Zuge des ersten Brutal Vision Samplers auf Deafground Records gestoßen und haben versucht, mit unserer allerersten Demoaufnahme dort zu punkten. Jetzt ein Teil dieses Teams zu sein ist ein riesen Meilenstein für uns', verrät Drummer Chris. Und auch bei Deafground Records zeigt man sich begeistert: 'THE DISASTER AREA haben uns von Anfang an überzeugt. Wir haben diese spannende Truppe schon länger im Blick und sehen bei den Jungs ein riesengroßes Potenzial', so Labelsprecherin Annelen Brodner.
Furios und leidenschaftlich ist auch das Debütalbum der fünf Durchstarter: Die Platte trägt den Titel 'SELL YOUR SOUL' und wird am 11.11.2016 (VÖ) exklusiv bei Deafground Records erscheinen.
Die Jungs haben aber mitnichten ihre Seelen verkauft, um ihren Geistestreibstoff in musikalische Form zu packen: Gescreamte Vocals von Frontmann Alex drücken Aufbruchsstimmung und Tatendrang bis ins Mark. Der Cleangesang von Franz unterbricht diese Druckwelle passend, ohne auch nur einen Schritt zurückzuweichen. Und die melodisch-brachiale Ebene wird von der Dreifaltigkeit aus Chris' Drums, Michaels Bass und Alex K.s Gitarre transportiert, die die Botschaft zielgenau durchs Ohr in das geheadbangte Gehirn treiben. Dort verankern sich die zehn Songs des Debütalbums 'SELL YOUR SOUL' für die Ewigkeit.
Tracklist
01 - New Age
02 - Moments
03 - Diaries Fueral
04 - Alizabell
05 - Open Wounds
06 - Sell Your Soul
07 - Speechless
08 - Downfall's Uprising
09 - Carried Away
10 - Force of Destiny
Mit besten Grüßen aus Bielefeld,  Eure Annika
Deafground Records / Deafground.net Ein Service der NUVINCI GmbH  Sudbrackstraße 17  33611 Bielefeld   www.deafground-records.de
News aus dem Hause NOIZGATE RECORDS.Jetzt können wir die Bombe ja platzen lassen: BURDEN OF LIFE eröffnen die METAL HAMMER AWARDS 2016!! Unsere Jungs haben sich im wochenlangen Online-Voting souverän gegen die Konkurrenz durchgesetzt und das Rennen mit deutlichem Vorsprung für sich entschieden. Bei der härtesten Awardverleihung des Jahres werden die Regensburger Melodeather am 16.09.2016 die Bühne im ausverkauften Berliner
Kesselhaus mit BOMBUS, SODOM und HEAVEN SHALL BURN teilen. Wir sind so stolz, dass wir Pipi in den Augen hatten, als wir die News gehört haben und schicken noch mal ein ganz fettes DANKE!! an all die fleißigen Supporter da draußen, die sich täglich die Finger wund gevotet haben, um BURDEN OF LIFE diesen Traum zu erfüllen: IHR SEID DER HAMMER!
Und GROOVENOM sind einfach nicht zu stoppen: Nachdem die Dresdner im April dieses Jahres bereits erfolgreich Ihr Album „PINK LION“ bei NOIZGATE Records veröffentlicht und im Juli das WITH FULL FORCE FESTIVAL zerlegt haben, folgt im September mit der neuen 3-Track-Single „HALLO WELT“ der nächste Geniestreich der Trancecore Überflieger. Dabei nehmen GROOVENOM wie gewohnt kein Blatt vor den Mund und überraschen Fans und Szenepolizei gleichermaßen mit einem untypisch düsteren, erwachsenen Titeltrack in deutscher Sprache: „Hallo Welt“ schafft mit djentigen Grooves, Dubstep-Breakkdowns und seinem eindringlichen, melancholischen Refrain den Balanceakt zwischen Pathos und Party. Mit dem funkigen „Stay Awesome“ enthält die Single außerdem einen weiteren brandneuen Track. Und als Sahnehäubchen loten GROOVENOM in einer einmaligen Kooperation mit dem mysteriösen Soundfetischisten Qoiet engültig die Grenzen zwischen harter Gitarren- und elektronischer Tanzmusik aus: „Hallo Welt“ im ‚Qoiet Remix‘ - ein verstörend dunkler, postmodernabgespaceter Dubstep-Höllentrip! „HALLO WELT“ erscheint am 09.09.2016 (VÖ) als reines Digitalrelease bei NOIZGATE Records.
NUVINCI GmbH   Sudbrackstraße 17   33611 Bielefeld    www.deafground-records.de
NORWEGIAN BLACK METALLERS RAGNAROK RENEW LONG-STANDING RELATIONSHIP WITH AGONIA RECORDS.  TOUR DATES ANNOUNCED :
Norway's  RAGNAROK have signed a new three album deal with Agonia Records, continuing the relationship that has so far  seen the release of the Norwegian Black Metal veterans' seventh and eighth full-length albums, "Malediction" in 2012 and "Psychopathology" in 2016 respectively, as well as the  special edition retrospective "Chaos and Insanity Between 1994-2004", which traces the first decade of the band's history.
Founder and iconic drummer Jontho, had this to say about the decision to stick with the label: 
"We looked at several other offers when our contract with Agonia expired, but one of the most important things for us was the kind of relationship we could have with a label.  We know that with Agonia we can have open and honest discussions and exchanges of ideas, which always result in something productive for both parties.  It's not just about releases for them, it's also about all the other the other things that go into making a band successful".
Agonia Records Commented:
"RAGNAROK is in a class of its own for delivering more than two decades of truly intensive music. And that's a heck of a time. One could say a band is burnt out after so many years of artistic expression, but this isn't the case with RAGNAROK. If anything's burning, it's their enthusiasm, that's being well channelled with experience. We are happy to re-new the deal and we are thrilled and looking forward to working on the upcoming releases!"
Formed in 1994 RAGNAROK's history spans well over two decades.  As with any band that has lasted this long, there have been changes in the lineup along the way, not least of which was the decision by Jontho, one of the most recognisable and respected drummers on the Norwegian Black Metal  scene,  to expand his performing repertoire by  laying  down his drumsticks and taking over as vocalist.  Aside from Jontho on vocals, the band's lineup includes long-standing guitarist Bolverk (IMAGES AT TWILIGHT), drummer Daniel Minge (DAUDEN) and session bassist Viti (IMAGES AT TWILIGHT, HINSIDIG).  
Having appeared at various festivals over the summer, RAGNAROK is set to play at Mörkaste Småland in Sweden, before hitting the road headlining a series of dates in Europe in the autumn. Upcoming shows as follows:
24 Sep:  Mörkaste Småland, Hultsferd, Sweden
16 Oct:  Bambi Galore,  Hamburg (DE)
17 Oct – Little Devil, Tillburg (Nl)
18.10 – TBA (DE)
19.10 – Backstage to the Mill,  Paris (FR)
20.10 – TBA (Ch)
21.10 – Rockfabrik, Ludwigsburg (DE)
22.10 – Bowlers Bar & Lounge, Apolda (DE)
23.10 – Barrak,  Ostrava (CZ)
24.10 – Melodka,  Brno (CZ)
25.10 – Blackland,  Berlin (DE)
26.10 – Roxy,  Flensburg (DE)
More information about RAGNAROK can be found on the band’s Facebook page at  http://www.facebook.com/ragnarokofficial  or on their  website at  http://www.ragnarokhorde.com/
The official video for the title track from RAGNAROK's seventh full-length album “Collectors of the King” can be seen at
 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IdRPw1tPl5E  
Eleven tracks spanning over two decades of RAGNAROK's career can be heard at
 http://soundcloud.com/ragnarokofficial/sets/ragnarok-live-set-list
MERCYLESS France’s legendary unholy Death Metal kings are back! Preorders at Kaotoxin.com: NOW! FORMATS Collector Boxset CD / Limited edition Deluxe DigiSleeve CD first press / Collector Cassette / Collector marbled gatefold LP first press / Digital
MERCYLESS, one of the most respected and loyal Death Metal acts to ever emerge from France, who released two classic Death Metal albums (“Abject Offerings” (Vinyl Solution, 1992) and “Coloured Funeral” (Century Media, 1993)) that carved the band’s name deep into the annals of Death Metal history and toured relentlessly across Europe with the likes of DEATH (RIP, Chuck), ASPHYX, UNLEASHED, TIAMAT or more recently fellow French legends LOUDBLAST, not to mention the countless shows with such legendary acts as CANNIBAL CORPSE, OBITUARY, INCANTATION, SAMAEL or MASSACRA, is back with its sixth studio full-length, “Pathetic Divinity”.
The follow-up to 2013’s “Unholy Black Splendor” will mark the second step of a year-plus long series of celebrations for the band’s 30th anniversary, which commenced on June 3rd with the release of a free digital single titled “Altered Divination”. Produced by Philippe Reinhalter at Psykron studio (PUTRID OFFAL) and mastered by Frédéric Motte at Conkrete studio (ANATA remasters, OTARGOS, WE ALL DIE (laughing)…), “Pathetic Divinity” is a full-on, genuine and blasphemous Death Metal assault on everything deemed holy.
No-frills, uncompromising and crushing Death Metal played with guts and authenticity is what MERCYLESS continues to stand for and “Pathetic Divinity” is full of savage anthems against the one nailed to the cross, spewing forth the seminal old-school Death Metal feel of European / Swedish pioneers GRAVE, DISMEMBER, ENTOMBED, UNLEASHED, CARNAGE and NIHILIST, yet sharing the unholy and bloodthirsty hate of fellow Christ-desecrators INCANTATION and IMMOLATION. MERCYLESS proudly declare that “Pathetic Divinity” is their best, heaviest, and most brutal work to date, structurally close to their first two albums, but presenting a more modern and vital production work. It’s truly a Death Metal masterpiece that proves that these loyal veterans still have more than enough power, rage and ambition to keep the old-school Death Metal flag flying high!
FOR FANS OF
Asphyx, Grave, Immolation and… MERCYLESS!
MARKETING & PROMOTION
The most important release in the KAOTOXIN history!
12 weeks marketing campaign by Kaotoxin, Viral Propaganda PR (World) and Replica PR (FR)
Free digital single, "Altered Divination" launched June 3rd
DO NOT ANNOUNCE : Music video for the song "A Representation of Darkness" available release week (the first ever MERCYLESS music video in 30 years!)
DO NOT ANNOUNCE : On tour with PUTRID OFFAL in Europe in November
DO NOT ANNOUNCE : On tour with AVULSED and SAVAGE ANNIHILATION in Europe in November
5000 full-color A6 flyers // 500 full-color A2 posters
Preorders : http://bit.ly/Mercyless_Shop
https://www.facebook.com/mercylesscult/
NORTHERN CROWN will release of full-length debut album THE OTHERS on October 14. Following 2014's critically acclaimed EP In the Hands of the Betrayer, the new NORTHERN CROWN is stretching out to new heights, with emphasis on the rock organ and a less rigid approach to the genre. 
Main songwriter and guitarist Zachary Randall notes that "this is easily the most personal art I've ever created, both musically and lyrically." The care and attention to detail have refined the songs, creating real character and vision. NORTHERN CROWN is the sound of realization and reaction, with a touch of smoke and mirrors. Equal parts austere and ostentatious, but heavy all the way through.
Vocalist/guitarist Frank Serafine notes, "we know what we're good at now, and focused more on bringing out those performances from each other." The long-running title track, recalling a quote from philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre, is sure to be another enthralling critical favorite.
Serafine summons a heady blend of his influences, such as Ronnie James Dio, Rob Halford, Roy Khan, and Jorn Lande, for his performance. Former NORTHERN CROWN founding member Leona Hayward returns to the fold, rounding out the rhythm section with a heavy Steve Harris/Geezer Butler-inspired attack. Drummer Josh Brown is guided by the rule of elegant simplicity in his stylings and momentum. Guest performers on The Others also include NIGHTFALL/DARK HOUND guitarist Evan Hensley and organs by Vincent Perez.
Track Listing:
1. With Malicious Eye
2. Surreality (The Tell-Tale Mind)
3. No One Came to Mourn Me
4. Apostate
5. A Pox Upon Your House
6. Les Autres
In the early days, the book of heavy metal was imbued with mystical properties by the genre of doom metal. Through fuzz and oppressive soundscapes, the chapters were expertly written into spells that conjured visions of both bombast and bleakness. As modern torchbearers in the dark halls of heavy metal, NORTHERN CROWN pays homage to doom bands past but doesn't let the old ways define it entirely.
 "...Doom, specifically, is about alienation," lead songwriter/guitarist Zachary Randall explains. Breaking off from previous paths is usually the route of alienation, but NORTHERN CROWN sets its sights on gaining followers in making a new path. Through several years of refinement, the band has managed to unfurl a velvet fog through the halls of heavy metal.
The band's first release, 2014's  In The Hands of The Betrayer , features five intense pieces ranging from four to twelve minutes in length. Covering the emotions of retribution, shock, outrage, and despair, the EP is full of twists and turns. The lengthy closer "To Thee I Give an Orchid" delivers the modus operandi of the band, earning special recognition in each review.
Northerncrownband.com/
Facebook.com/NorthernCrownDoom/
Twitter.com/NrthrnCrownDoom
http://doommet.al
To reduce the waiting time until their next full length album, AETHERNAEUM are releasing the 7’’ vinyl single „ZWISCHEN ZWEI WELTEN“ (engl. between two worlds) with two brandnew songs. „Das UrWort“ (engl. the primordial word) is left from the sessions for the previous album „Naturmystik“, but hasn’t been released so far. „Blut & Tränen“ (engl. blood and tears), however, has been written for this single exclusively. Both songs show that the folk black metal band from Berlin/Germany is also able to create shorter songs without being less epic. The release comes along with a mp3 download code and a booklet with the lyrics.
Aethernaeum originated in 2013 from Alexander Paul Blake’s self titled solo project and released the albums „Wanderungen durch den Daemmerwald“ (2013) and „Naturmystik“ (2015) so far. The music of the band was compared with Agalloch, Dornenreich, Empyrium, Moonsorrow and so on. Aethernaeum played live as support for the latest Dornenreich tour in spring 2016 and on festivals like Wave Gotik Treffen, Darktroll or Barther Metal Open Air. 
Here already edits from the songs:
Blut & Tränen:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-jD1eDuy8w8
Das UrWort:https://youtu.be/NKZERAkYQSc   
www.aethernaeum.de   www.facebook.com/aethernaeum
Einheit Produktionen   PF 1101  03116 Drebkau   www.einheit-produktionen.de    
DARKRYPT (India/International) - 'DELIRIOUS EXCURSION'  :  Genre - Death Metal :  For fans of - Adramelech, Chthe'ilist, Grave Miasma, Demilich, Cruciamentum :  From India not Scandinavia, emerges a band expanding upon the sound laid down by the masters. With mixing done by the dark death metal expert Greg Chandler at Priory Recording Studios (Cruciamentum, Chthe'ilist, etc.) and mastering by the legend Dan Swano at Unisound Studios (Asphyx, Bloodbath, etc), everything has been done to perfectly capture the right sound intended for music of this ilk. With influences ranging from Demilich, Adramelech, Demigod, (early) Amorphis, Funebre and Nihilist, Darkrypt have taken the best elements of all and forged a sound that retains the local flavour and yet creates music that's classic in intent, memorable as well as catchy. With guest appearances by Rogga Johansson (Paganizer, The Grotesquery, etc.), Nitin Rajan (Primitiv), not to mention the lyrical contribution of Riju Dasgupta (Albatross, Primitiv), this is probably the most ambitious debut by a new band from the country. Even devoid of all these contributions, the album on its own merit is rife with excellent riffs, varying tempos capturing a myriad contrasting moods, able percussion propelling the mind-melting structures, and thoughtful vocal delivery so as not to kill the effectiveness of death metal that's heaving with an ability to express. 
The artwork too has been done by none other than Turkka G. Rantanen (Demilich, Adramelech, Demigod, etc.) Mixed by Greg Chandler at Priory Recording Studios (Cruciamentum, Chthe'ilist, Grave Miasma, etc.) 
Mastered Dan Swano at Unisound Studios (Asphyx, Incantation, Gorement, etc).  
Artwork has been made by Turkka G. Rantanen (Demilich, Adramelech, Demigod, etc.)
Track list: 
1. The Becoming Alteration 
2. Dark Crypt 
3. Chasm of Death 
4. Abstract Submission 
5. Cryptic Illusions (ft. Rogga Johansson) 
6. Folie a Deux 
7. Limbic Dichotomy 
8. The Inducer (ft. Nitin Rajan of Primitiv) 
9. The Acceptor 
Line up: 
Amey Bhole - Vocals/Bass Guitar
Aumkar lele - Drums
Rishabh Ravi - Guitar
Mihir Gaikwad - Guitars
Transcending Obscurity (India/Asia) Bandcamp (Pre-orders are ON!)
Transcending Obscurity Official Site
Darkrypt Facebook

Please check this out and support this pure work of art! Thanks,
  Kunal Choksi  Label owner/Editor/PR rep  Transcending Obscurity Records | PR Company | Online Magazine (est 2005)    www.tometal.com   www.transcendingobscurity.com
The black metal abomination known as USELESS have unveiled their debut LP ABSENCE OF GRACE over at Heavy Blog is Heavy. The album is a disgusting and oppressive slab of sick old-school black metal that will be officially released on CD and digital formats this Friday.
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. 
The album can be streamed in its entirety here: 
http://www.heavyblogisheavy.com/2016/08/30/exclusive-premiere-feel-the-absence-of-grace-with-this-useless-stream
Pre-order physical copy of the album here:
 http://thirdeyetemple.com/shop/en/main/504-useless-absence-of-grace.html
Pre-order digital here:
 https://thirdeyetemple.bandcamp.com/album/useless-absence-of-grace
MORTUARY DRAPE: Club name and first guests officially confirmed for the 30th anniversary show! Finally we can officially confirm you that the show will take place at: LAB - Via Piave, 65 - 15121 Alessandria (AL) ITALY
Easily accessible in 10 minutes by walk from the Alessandria’s Central Railway Station and also connected by bus, the LAB looks like the ideal location in Alessandria for an important event such this one. We would like to remember you that Alessandria is not only the band’s birthplace, but it is also located in a strategic position in the North of Italy, not far from important cities like Milan, Turin and Genova.
And now it is time to announce the first guests officially confirmed for the show! As anticipated recently by the band itself, some great guests of the Italian and international metal scene will take part to the 30th anniversary concert. Mortuary Drape kept the promise, so the leader and singer of the Swedish black metal wolves WATAIN, Erik Danielsson (also designer of the official concert's flyer); he doesn’t need so many introductions, a piece of history of speed/black/thrash metal, the mighty AC Wild from legendary BULLDOZER will hit the stage with the band. ...but this is just the beginning!
Keep in touch because we will confirm other guests and other important news very soon.
MORTUARY DRAPE
30th anniversary show
Featuring on stage:
Erik Danielsson (WATAIN)
AC Wild (BULLDOZER)
...plus more guests will be announced very soon!
Saturday 11/12/2016
LAB - Via Piave, 65 Alessandria ITALY
Doors open: TBA
https://www.facebook.com/events/1745385535740215/
GROSSTY (India) - 'CROCOPTER' LP  : Genre – Grindcore  : For fans of - Nasum, Napalm Death, Magrudergrind, Pig Destroyer, (early) Brutal Truth : Indian grindcore legends Grossty have been shocking the nation ever since their inception. From their vulgar pelvic thrusts on stage to their audacious themes encapsulated in the wonderful T Bare McClough artwork (ex-Transcending Obscurity staff member from UK), Grossty's 'Crocopter' debut is probably the most awaited album in the underground. Expect nothing less than over-the-top neck-snapping madness. With song titles like 'Mermaid Marriage', 'Proud to be a Pervert', 'Pussy Bun' and 'Tortoise on a Tree', you get the gist. Each song has special demented lyrics with some artwork reference or the other included in the artwork. There are two such artworks - one for the album cover, one for the slipcase. Each physical product comes with a poster of the 'Hexesquigglid' (slipcase artwork). This is madness and wild fantasies channelized through punk/crust-laced grindcore. Two vocalists make sure the 20-minute long 'Crocopter' experience is colourful as the drummer breaks records (and heads) with his insane speed and versatility. Mastered in the US, nothing has been compromised on. If you thought originality was lacking in grindcore, here's a fresh take on the whole style - without diminishing the fun element. Like it or be repulsed, 'Crocopter' will go down as one of the most outstanding albums of this genre.
Track list: 
1. Brink 
2. Zit 
3. Laugh at their Lives 
4. Burn Baby Burn 
5. Cop Hand 
6. Corporate Gigolo
7. Crocopter 
8. Death Roll 
9. Saltie
10. Froggy the Killa 
11. Get Grinded 
12. Gounder Grind 
13. Mermaid Marriage 
14. Proud to be a Pervert 
15. Lunch Skipper 
16. Pussy Bun 
17. Mouthful of Mayonnaise 
18. Jesus Christ 
19. Rawr 
20. Crocking 
21. Tortoise on the Tree
Line up: 
Monk Killa - Guitar 
Orphan - Bass 
Bad Influence - Vox 
Kuchi - Drums 
Pimp - Vox 
Lalge - Guitar (Lunch Skipper) 
Transcending Obscurity (India/Asia) Bandcamp (Pre-orders are ON!)
Transcending Obscurity Official Site
Grossty Facebook
Transcending Obscurity Facebook

Many thanks in advance!  Kunal Choksi
  Label owner/Editor/PR rep Transcending Obscurity Records | PR Company | Online Magazine (est 2005)   www.tometal.com   www.transcendingobscurity.com
BLACK BOW RECORDS TO RELEASE CLASSIC CONAN PICTURE DISC VINYL . Black Bow Records are pleased to announce that they will re-issue limited edition picture disc versions of their classic doom albums HORSEBACK BATTLE HAMMER and MONNOS. Monnos will be available worldwide via Black Bow while Horseback Battle Hammer will initially be available only in the US and Canada. Both albums will be released in January 2017.
Pre-order Horseback Battle Hammer here: 
http://blackbowrecords.bigcartel.com/product/conan-horseback-battle-hammer-picture-disk
Pre-order Monnos here: 
http://blackbowrecords.bigcartel.com/product/conan-monnos-picture-disk
Conan founder Jon Davis commented about the albums "It is exciting to be able to release these awesome records on picture disc. Conan has always had the ability to conjur strong visual images in line with the musical themes and it is only fitting that these are released in this format.'
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 lineup: 
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
NEGURĂ BUNGET - ZI - CONCEPT VIDEO : We are happy to unveil the most complex visual creation we ever did, in the form of the ZI short movie concept:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zo4YvML8PyE
Directed again by our friend Daniel Dorobantu
Negură Bunget - ZI - album cover.
Pre-orders:
- custom editions, signed versions:
 https://igg.me/at/negurabungetZI
- regular editions: http://www.negurabunget.com/webshop/
We will present live the new album, along with a special anniversary set, in a complex tour plan that will spread over the second part of 2016 and all over 2017, with some support for the crowdfungind campaing we have set-up in oder to help us acomplish our goals.
We'll start with an European Tour in September, and then move to North America on spring 2017.
Anniversary European Tour 2016
Negura Bunget + Ossific (CAN) + support
23/09/2016 - Cluj (RO) - We Are Rocking The City
24/09/2016 - Bucuresti (RO) - Fabrica
25/09/2016 - Brasov (RO) - Rockstadt
22/09/2016 - Sibiu (RO) - Oldies
27/09/2016 - Buzau (RO) - Cafeneaua Artistilor
28/09/2016 - Galati (RO) - Summer Time Pub
29/09/2016 - Bacau (RO) - TBA
30/09/2016 - Suceava (RO) - Pub 31
01/10/2016 - Iasi (RO) - Underground
02/10/2016 - Constanta (MD) - Club 13
03/10/2016 - Valcea (RO) - Aby Stage Bar 
04/10/2016 - Craiova (RO) - Casa Studentilor
05/10/2016 - Oradea (RO) - Abyss
07/10/2016 - Timisoara (RO) - Casa Tineretului
08/10/2016 - Belgrad (SB) - Božidarac
09/10/2016 - Zagreb (CR) - Klub
10/10/2016 - Budapest (HU) - Durer Kert
11/10/2016 - Bratislava (SK) - U Očka Club
12/10/2016 - Havirov (SK) - My Rocket Club
13/10/2016 - Praga (CZ) - Modra Vopice
14/10/2016 - Thalheim (DE) - Drei Tannen Club
15/10/2016 - Munchen (DE) - Backstage
16/10/2016 - Oberhausen (DE) - Rezonanzwerk
17/10/2016 - Vordingborg (DK) - Birdhouse
20/20/2016 - Groningen (NL) - Simplon
21/10/2016 - Utrecht (NL) - DB's
22/10/2016 - London (UK) - Boston Music
23/10/2016 - Paris (FR) - O'Sullivans Backstage
25/10/2016 - Porto (PT) - Cave 45
26/10/2016 - Lisbon (PT) - RCA Club
27/10/2016 - Salamanca (SP) - Nave Bunker
28/10/2016 - Madrid (SP) - Silikona
29/10/2016 - Zaragoza (SP) - CC Valdefierro
30/10/2016 - Barcelona (SP) - Monasterio
02/11/2016 - Villeurbanne (FR) - L'Hotel de la Musique
03/11/2016 - TBA
04/11/2016 - Zurich (CH) - Werk
05/11/2016 - Torino (IT) - Daevacian
06/11/2016 - Milano (IT) - Blue Rose Saloon
07/11/2016 - Bologna (IT) - Freakout
08/11/2016 - TBA
09/11/2016 - TBA
10/11/2016 - Roma (IT) - Traffic Live Club
11/11/2016 - TBA
12/11/2016 - Neaples (It) - Cellar Theory
13/11/2016 - Latina (IT) - Sottoscala9
15/11/2016 - Padova (IT) - Grind Zone
16/11/2016 - Udine (IT) - Cas'apua
17/11/2016 - Gorizia (SL) - Ali
18/11/2016 - Wien (AT) - Escape
19/11/2016 - Innsbruck (AT) - Livestage
Anniversary North American Tour 2017
Negura Bunget + support
April-May-June 2017 - dates TBA
Negura Bunget PO BOX 8-1136, Timisoara, Romania    www.negurabunget.com
Canada's NOIRE have teamed up with Static Tension Recordings to release their EP THE TRACKS OF THE HUNTED as a limited edition cassette. This cassette version is truly high quality and the definitive way to hear this EP.
You can purchase the cassette here: 
https://statictension.bandcamp.com/album/the-tracks-of-the-hunted
Those individuals who do not have a cassette player but wish to order the album digitally direct from the band for $1 here
https://noiredarkmetal.bandcamp.com/
Originally released on July 8th 2016. The EP is a six-track tour-de-force that melds black metal with acoustic and ambient-like stylings, resulting in a truly unique sound.
The Tracks of the Hunted takes the fury and darkness of black metal and transforms it into something both beautiful and menacing at the same time. This EP demands a full and immersive listen. Piano and acoustic guitar are front and center for much of this record, weaving around a central pillar of majestic metal which draws from Enslaved and Opeth in influence while the softer moments recall Agalloch's experimentation. Broad chested chants blend with snarls and fierce guitar lines
Noire is:
Andrew Lawes – vocals/guitar/piano
Bob Fitzgerald – guitar
Craig Peeples – bass
Josh Thiessen – drums
All songs written and recorded by Noire at Bedside Studios in Winnipeg.
Recording Engineer: Len Milne
Written and Produced by: Bob Fitzgerald, and Andrew Lawes
Mastered by Scott Pinder
Phoenix noise metal band HEX VOLT have teamed up with the Sludgelord to reveal their new track "Devour All". The band's blend of Melvins, Motorhead and Helmet is on full display with the track which describes a night of over-consumption. The song is taken from the band's upcoming EP THE BEST HEX VOLT EP EVER! which will be released on October 7th 2016.
The band commented about the track "We're excited to get this track out there. It's a blast to play live and Jim really gets busy on the skins. It's about bad decisions about food, like when you get home from a bad night out and take it out by ravaging the contents of your refrigerator.  We sincerely hope for your sake you can't relate. But if you can, enjoy!"
Stream "Devour All" here:  
http://thesludgelord.blogspot.ca/2016/09/song-premiere-hex-volt-devour-all.html
With just four strings, three drums, two men, and one garage, Arizona duo Hex Volt deliver maximum sonic savagery with minimum mincing about. Drummer Jim Knapp and bassist / vocalist Chris Burns meld punk urgency and abruptness with sludgy amp-worshipping excess. The result brings to mind bands like Motorhead, Black Flag, Helmet, and the Melvins. They have been peeling the paint off the walls of Phoenix, Arizona area dive bars since 2014 and in late 2015, they released their debut CD “Civilization Upholding Beasts” to near-zero notice; Instead of a CD release party, they opted for a broken wrist and a three-month break. They have wasted little time since then and are now releasing their follow-up, “The Best Hex Volt EP Ever”. 
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French occult rockers AKASAVA are set to release their debut full-length "NOTHING AT DAWN" on November 11th, via Triton's Orbit.The first glimpse into this album comes in the form of the track "The Devil's Tide", which vocalist Louis Hauguel describes as being "about something wicked coming to your way, spectral visions and unstoppable, rising evil...". Kunal Choksi from Transcending Obscurity Webzine comments: "While there are many such ‘psychedelic’ bands out there, Akasava sound fresh, smooth and even suitably atmospheric. The cliched riffs don’t find a place on this song which remains somewhat unpredictable yet manages to sound catchy. Nothing seems contrived and even a casual listener will find himself reaching out for the repeat button. Although on the lighter side of the metal spectrum, it’s a very intriguing and well balanced song that bodes well for this release."
Listen to "The Devil's Tide" below or at the following locations:
Metal As Fuck (AU)
http://metalasfuck.net/zine/news/2016/akasava-premiere-devils-tide-metal-fuck
Horns Up (FR)
http://www.hornsup.fr/a-15688/news/exclu-hu-akasava-devoile-the-devil-s-tide-1er-extrait-de-nothing-at-dawn
Transcending Obscurity (IN)
  http://tometal.com/premiere-psychedelic-doom-band-akasava/
Eternal Terror (NO)  http://eternal-terror.com/articles/index.php?id=1712&type=A
Kvlt (PL)  http://kvlt.pl/newsy/akasava-ekskluzywna-premiera-singla-the-devils-tide/
Ultraje (PT)
  http://ultraje.pt/akasava-the-devils-tide
"Nothing At Dawn" will be available in digipak format and pre-orders are available at this location: https://tritonsorbit.bandcamp.com/album/nothing-at-dawn
NOTHGARD is proud to announce that their third album, "THE SINNER‘S SAKE“ is going to be released on September 23rd 2016 via NoiseArt Records. "The Sinner's Sake" includes the following special guests: Jeff Loomis from Arch Enemy, Jen Majura from Evanescence and Robse from Equilibrium.
Founded in 2008 by singer and lead guitarist Dom R. Crey (from Equilibrium), NOTHGARD drag along the winning ways since their debut album “Warhorns Of Midgard” from 2011. The high technical quality of their guitar work and the epic orchestration of their Melodic Death Metal elates fans and critics alike. In 2014, the band released another epic milestone of deadly Metal, memorable melodies and inluences from both neo-classical and folk music called “Age Of Pandora”. In the meantime, NOTHGARD became members of the NoiseArt Records family, who will escort their new masterpiece “The Sinner‘s Sake” on the band‘s way to the top of the Melodic Death Metal throne.
Starting with an imposing blockbuster intro, “The Sinner‘s Sake” bestirs itself as a fantastic giant. Deadly rifs meet playful, catchy lead guitars, while the epic orchestration arranges for a cinematic atmosphere that will bring goosebumps to your skin!
Completed by Dom R. Crey‘s raw vocals, NOTHGARD‘s sound is both stormy-spectacular and full of a sublime atmosphere. The top-class guest list on “The Sinner‘s Sake” adds another special mark to the album. No one less than guitar virtuoso Jef Loomis (guest solo in “Iron Sights”), Jen Majura (guest vocals in “Sin Eater” and “Draining Veins”) and Robert “Robse” Dahn (additional growls in “Death Unites”) show up to leave their marks on the respective songs.
With “The Sinner‘s Sake”, NOTHGARD set of into the most spectacular chapter in the band‘s history so far. The songs that are spiced with cinematic elements will show NOTHGARD‘s intoxicating vibe on an entirely diferent level both in the stereo system and live on stage.
TRACKLIST
1 GLITTERING SHADES (INTRO)
2 FROM LAMBS TO LIONS
3 THE SINNER‘S SAKE
4 IRON SIGHTS
5 DEATH UNITES
6 SHADOW PLAY
7 DESCENDANTS OF THE SUN
8 LAST CHILD STANDING
9 DRAINING VEINS
10 WHEN GODS CRY
11 SIN EATER
Tourdates
22.09. D Nürnberg - Hirsch
23.09. D Hamburg, Metal Dayz
24.09. D Leipzig - Hellraiser
25.09. CZ Prague - Nova Chmelnice
26.09. A Wien - Szene
30.09. D Berlin - Bi Nuu
01.10. D Bochum - Matrix
02.10. NL Eindhoven - Dynamo
11.10. CH Pratteln - Z7
12.10. B Vosselaar - Biebob
13.10. F Colmar - Grillen
14.10. D Karlsruhe - Substage
15.10. D München - Backstage
16.10. A Dornbirn - Conrad Sohm
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VULVODYNIA - "FINIS OMNIUM IGNORANTIAM" (Vinyl) : Genre:  Brutal Death Metal : Cagnizant Castigation is Vulvodynia’s first debut album, which was released in 2014 and Finis Omnium Ignorantiam is their 2nd EP which was released in 2015. These two albums put the band on the map as one of the largest slam death metal bands in the world. They were both originally released by Visicious Instinct Records on CD. They are now getting vinyl and cassette releases on Transcending Records.
Finis Omnium Ignorantiam
250 - Standard Black Vinyl
250 - Oxblood Vinyl
200 - Custom Painted Cassettes
For those unfamiliar with the band and their sound, they cite an array of influences including: Waking The Cadaver, Acrania, Abominable Putridity, Disfiguring The Goddess, Whoretopsy, Pathology, Cytotoxin, Infant Annihilator, Insane Clown Posse, Cerebral Bore, Carnifex, Brotha Lynch Hung, Malodorous, Black Tongue, Bound By Exile, Thy Art Is Murder, Oceano, Ingested, Putrid Pile, Immortal Technique, Visceral Disgorge, Ovids Withering, Human Rejection.
Line Up: 
Duncan Bentley - Vox and Lyrics
Luke Haarhoff - Guitars (Songwriter)
Byron Dunwoody - Guitars, Producing, Mixing and Mastering, Bass and Drum Programming (Songwriter)
Thomas Hughes - Live Drums
Matt Mader - Live Guitar
Kris Xenopoulos - Bass, Guitars (Songwriter + Guitar Solo Duties)
TRACKLIST 
1.New World Order   
2. Superluminal Wormhole Divulgation   
3. Praenuntius Descends   
4. The Bilderberg Extermination   
5. Consuming The Illuminatus   
6. Genetically Reengineered Repugnance   
7. Infinite Darkness   
8. Raped, Pillaged & Gutted
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Timisoara, Romania based Grinders BLUTRINĂ announce the 23rd of September as the release date for their long anticipated debut album titled LOONEY FUCKIN’ GRIND, to be out on 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 talented local artist Sebastian Stancu. 
Two of the tracks are available for 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:
  www.facebook.com/Blutrina

www.loudragemusic.com   www.loudragemusic.bandcamp.com  www.facebook.com/loudragemusic
Swiss Dark Metal band XAON have released a lyric video for "How We Become Ephemeral Birds," a song from forthcoming EP FACE OF BALAAM. Check out the video at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=leqhdDvrPpM
XAON will release its debut EP Face of Balaam on October 16, 2016. The official video for first single "Discrowned," featuring vocals by SOILWORK's Björn "Speed" Strid, can be viewed at this location.
Brilliant melodies combine with the aggression of Death Metal throughout Face of Balaam, yet that description doesn't quite do justice to the range of styles influencing the sound of XAON. Consider the contributions of legendary acts like ANATHEMA, TYPE O NEGATIVE, MY DYING BRIDE, SOILWORK, DEMONICAL, ULVER, and even Finnish act DISGRACE's early-to-mid 90s output, and you'll get the picture.
Face of Balaam was produced and arranged by band members Vinc and Flo, recorded between June and August 2015, mixed and mastered by Julian at Parallel Focus Studios. Vocals engineered by Rob Carson at Carsonian Sound Solutions. All vocals, except "Discrowned," by were performed by Franco-American singer Rob Carson. Samples on "How we become Ephemeral Birds" and "Discrowned" by J.-P. Lana. The album artwork was  created by Californian artist and painter Erik Burton Kirchner.
Track Listing:
1. How We Become Ephemeral Birds
2. Discrowned
3. When the Everlasting Gardens Die Away
4. The Soulcleaner
5. Veins like Burned Trees (The Awe That Walketh in Obscurity, Part 1)
In other news, XAON be touring Europe with SIRENIA, TYR, UNLEASH THE ARCHERS, and RELICSEED in November. Tour dates below:
Nov 10 Berlin, Germany @ Postbahnhof
Nov 11 Rostock, Germany @ Alte Zuckerfrabrik
Nov 12 Aalborg, Denmark @ Aalborg Metal Fest
Nov 13 Bremem, Germany  @ Tivoli
Nov 14 Gdansk, Poland @ B90
Nov 15 Erfurt, Germany @ From Hell
Nov 16 Prague, Czech Republic @ Nova Chmelnice
Nov 17 Wien, Austria @ Viper Room
Nov 18 Zug, Switzerland @ Galvanik
Nov 19 Monthey, Switzerland @ Pont Rouge
Nov 20 Weinheim, Germany @ Cafe Central
Nov 21 Cologne, Germany @ Essigfabrik
Nov 22 Leiden, Netherlands @ Gebr, de Nobel
Nov 23 Amstelveen, Netherlands @ P60
Nov 24 Arnhem, Netherlands @ Willemmen
Nov 25 Roeselare, Belgium @ De Verlichte Geest
Nov 26 TBA
Nov 27 London, United Kingdom @ O2 Academy Islington
http://www.xaonmusic.com/   www.facebook.com/xaonmusic
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# Die  aktuellen FU No .46  ist ausverkauft .Fettes thanks an Euch da draußen für euer uneingeschränktes Interesse an unserer "Klolektüre" !
# Die ersten Interviews mit DEPRESSION ,HOMICIDIAL VIOLENCE & BATTLESWORD  für die nächste FU Ausgabe ,welche so in der Drehe Dezember erscheint ,sind raus .
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Das DE MORTEM ET DIABOLUM hat für seine 2016er-Auflage weitere Neuzugänge präsentiert. Darunter mit BÖLZER ein echtes Highlight, dass sich nahtlos in das bisher bereits fantastisch besetzte Billing einfügt. Leider mussten die Niederländer KAECK ihren Auftritt abgesagt, dafür werden nun am Freitag, den 16.12.2016 die Berliner Stoner/Doom Metaller WITCH RITUAL das Festival eröffnen.
Hier alle bisher bestätigten Bands:
ARCHGOAT
BÖLZER
VALKYRJA
DEAD CONGREGATION
WINTERFYLLETH
ONE TAIL, ONE HEAD
BATUSHKA
OUTRE
ALBEZ DUZ
THORYBOS
CULT OF ERINYES
DARVAZA
WITCH RITUAL
Die Tickets gibt es als Hardtickets und als Print-At-Home-Variante für 55€ hier zu erstehen:
Hardticket:
   http://www.folter666shop.de/de/Tickets/Hardticket/DE-MORTEM-ET-DIABOLUM-Festival-2016--Hardticket.html
Onlineticket:
   http://www.folter666shop.de/de/Tickets/eTicket/DE-MORTEM-ET-DIABOLUM-Festival-2016--Hardticket-2890.html
Weitere Infos: https://www.facebook.com/dmed666
Viele Grüße, Jan & Metal Promotions  www.metal-promotions.de
Die italienischen Doomster THE OSSUARY unterschreiben bei Supreme Chaos Records. Die Band setzt sich aus Musikern zusammen, die musikalisch schon seit langer Zeit im Underground aktiv sind und mit diesem neuen Ensemble Mortale nun schwermütigen Doom im Sinne von Black Sabbath, Saint Vitus, Pentagram spielen und dabei auch den Spirit der frühen Phase des harten Rocks von Bands wie Cactus, Captain Beyond oder Wishbone Ash einfangen.
Das Debütalbum mit dem Titel "Post Mortem Blues" wird im Januar 2017 erscheinen. Der Titel könnte dabei passender nicht sein. Der natürliche, unpolierte Sound der acht Songs schickt Dich direkt zurück in die 70er, in denen THE OSSUARY mit Leichtigkeit eine der heftigsten Bands des Planten gewesen wären.
Die Band äußert sich dementsprechend euphorisch, ihre Musik endlich auf die Menschheit loslassen zu dürfen: "Wir sind sehr glücklich, denn bei der Gründung dieser Band vor anderthalb Jahren konnten wir uns nicht vorstellen, dass wir hier ankommen. Die Vertragsunterzeichnung mit Supreme Chaos Records ist ein erster krasser Höhepunkt, der sehr plötzlich kam, und es ist großartig zu wissen, dass wir nun für unsere künftigen Alben ein Zuhause gefunden haben."
Einen ersten Song namens "Graves Underwater" gibt es nun auch gleich auf die Ohren:  https://soundcloud.com/scrmetal/the-ossuary-graves-underwater/s-MIQFM
THE OSSUARY auf Facebook
Supreme Chaos Records auf Facebook
Supreme Chaos Records Homepage
Viele Grüße, Jan & Metal Promotions   www.metal-promotions.de
International death metal horde NEUROGENIC is now streaming the title track off of its blistering debut album OUROBORIC STAGNATION. TOMetal.com, the online hub for Transcending Obscurity, has been tapped to host the premiere of this frenzied showing of extreme death metal. Eardrums are currently being destroyed at  this location.
Comatose Music will release Ouroboric Stagnation, which promises to be one of the most devastating releases of 2016, on September 2. Neurogenic is comprised of an elite international line-up formed in early 2012 by guitarist Vlad Melnik (Derogation) of Ukraine. He soon recruited the superior drum skills of Marco Pitruzzella (Six Feet Under) from the United States, and followed by adding Russian bassist Anton Zhikharev (Fleshbomb). While recording their two song demo entitled Subdural Breeding, vocalist Matteo Bazzanella (Indecent Excision) from Italy joined the band to complete the line-up and make Neurogenic an underground death metal juggernaut. In addition to this amazing line-up there are also several respectable guest performers on this album.
www.facebook.com/Neurogenicmetal    www.comatosemusic.com
DARK HAUNTERS - "TO PERSEVERE IS DIABOLICAL"  : Genre:  DEATH BLACK METAL  :  For all fans of Dimmu Borgir ,Nagflar, Carach Angren  :  TO PERSEVE IS DIABOLICAL is the new full lengh the Hystorical Death Black Metal band on the scene. Eight tracks of majestic, symphonic and evocative Death Black Metal.
Dark Haunters was born in Atri in 1999, with the intention of playing a gothic black metal with a symphonic classical designs, inspired by big bands like Cradle of Filth and Dimmu Borgir. The first line-up consists of Mirko Tuttolani for vocals, Piergiorgio Hannibal and Sergio Nallira on guitars, Danilo Cantarini on bass, Riccardo Ferretti on keyboards and Claudio Martella on drums. The band immediately demonstrate a good attitude for live concerts, in their first year of life they will open for Stormlord at festival "La mostra dei mostri". In early months of 2002, Dark Haunters entered in studio to record the demo "The Haunter of the Dark", which gets good reviews by the public and critics on important fanzines and webzines like "Metal Wave", "Metal shock "," Holy Metal "and many others. 2002 will be a great year for the band, for many important exhibitions, including ''Hatria 'n' Heavy", with Kurnalcool as support band to Extrema. The following month they will be headlining the first day of "The Monster Rock Show" together with Eldritch. At the end of the year the band will open with Anthenora the clinic of Mr. drummer Nicko McBrain from Iron Maiden. In 2005 Dark Haunters begins a floral period of songwriting, but, due to musical differences, in the autumn of the same year the singer Mirko Tuttolani left the band, replaced by Emanuele "Aramor" Bizzarro, that immediately set-up with the band. The new songs composed stand apart from the classic cliches of the music previously played, adding personal inspirtions, more death metal and a touch of avant-garde. In 2006, together with a second wave of concerts, the band gives life to self-produced EP "Aethernal Wile" recorded at Acme Recording Studio. Straight after keyboardist Riccardo Ferretti left the band, and was replaced by the young Luca "Helsior" Del Re (Draugr). The reviews on magazines and webzines are great, and this puts in the band the will to continue a live activity, which sees them as support band to Gory Blister, Infernal Poetry and Horrid. But even with it, unfortunately the band loses from the line-up Del Re, and two of the historic members, Piergiorgio and Danilo. But the band didn't give up, and started straight away a long stage oh hearings that sees as definitive choices Christian "Maylord" Di Maria to the keyboard, Giuseppe "Vrakor" Amadio on bass and Valerio Pietrunti on lead guitar. After years the band, finally strong of a stable and ready with new songs, in May of 2014 started another wave of concerts before the recording of the first full-length album by the first half of 2015.
Line Up: 
EMANUELE "ARAMOR" BIZZARRO Vocals
SERGIO NALLIRA Lead & Rhytm guitar
VALERIO PIETRUNTI Lead Guitar
CHRISTIAN "MAYLORD" DI MARIA Keyboards Bass
GIUSEPPE "VRAKOR" AMADIO: Bass
CLAUDIO MARTELLA: Drums
TRACKLIST 
01 - In Perseverance
02 - The Burning Eyes of Vengeance
03 - Legend of Pai Mei
04 - Blood Wolfen Hunger
05 - In My Fortress
06 - The Tigress & the Prophecy
07 - Rising Through the Curse
08 - ...Towards the Realm
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CHINE - "IMMANENT"  :  Genre:  Death Metal  :  Swedish dystopian death metal band Chine was created in Helsingborg in 2005 by guitarist Andreas Weis and drummer Jesper Sunnhagen. After releasing their first EP “Repulsive Sonatas” on UK label Casket Music, Chine’s sound evolved further into a technical and aggressive blend enriched with dark harmonies. With the independent release “Betray your own kind” in 2012, the band was praised for it’s unique and organic metal full of brutal energy and dreary atmosphere.
Chine anno 2015 is completed by bass player Tommy Erichson, guitar virtuoso Jokke Petterson and extreme singer Ola Svensson, whom the band contacted after discovering his incredible talent in the art of screaming. Chine has recently released their latest album 'IMMANENT' and is sounding better than ever. Together with two brand new video productions Chine is ready to take the next step and show the world their groove based and gloomy death metal together with a spectacular live performance with explosive stage presence.
Line Up: 
Ola Svensson - Vocals
Jokke Petterson - Guitars
Andreas Weis - Guitars
Tommy Erichson - Bass
Jesper Sunnhagen – Drums
TRACKLIST 
1.Cephalophore    
2. Floating    
3. Behind the Vivid Light
4. A Thousand Cuts
5. I Forgive You    
6. Tid for hämnd
7. Sky
8. Immanent
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DARK ESSENCE RECORDS TO RE-RELEASE TAAKE'S CLASSIC "...DOEDSKVAD" ALBUM ON VINYL : With the vinyl version long-sold out and much in demand from fans,  Dark Essence Records are set to re-release TAAKE's "...Doedskvad" in LP format.  The cover art for the LP differs from the original Dark Essence release, and is the one that was used for the limited edition splatter vinyl that was available on Perverted Taste, and which also sold out and is no longer available. 
First released in 2005, and acknowledged by many to be a Black Metal masterpiece, "...Doedskvad" forms  the final part of TAAKE's classic Trilogy, which includes the  "Nattestid" and "Bjoergvin" albums.  It was recorded at the legendary Grieghallen Studios, with guest appearances from Nattefrost (CARPATHIAN FOREST), NORDAVIND (ex-CARPATHIAN FOREST) and Taipan (ORCUSTUS). 
 The new vinyl edition will hit the streets on the 6th September and is  available to pre-order now from
 http://www.darkessencerecords.no/shop/doedskvad-2/   or  http://taake.bandcamp.com/album/doedskvad   , as well as from the Dark Essence Records  North American webshop at  https://darkessence.aisamerch.com/item/41647
Tracklisting for "...Doedskvad" as follows:

1. Hordalands Doedskvad part I
2. Hordalands Doedskvad part II
3. Hordalands Doedskvad part III
4. Hordalands Doedskvad part IV
5. Hordalands Doedskvad part V
6. Hordalands Doedskvad part VI
7. Hordalands Doedskvad part VII
Founded by Hoest, one of the most  the most respected frontment in the genre, TAAKE's Helnorsk Svartmetall sound remains true to the traditions of  Norwegian Black Metal, but never allows itself to become stale, introducing fresh, and often musically controversial , ideas with each album.  The use of a banjo on the track "Myr" on the band's 2011 album "Noregs Vaapen, for example, initially caused consternation amongst  some of the diehard Black Metal fans,  but is now acknowledged as an eccentric  stroke of genius, and is one of the most anticipated songs at TAAKE concerts.
Following a string of festival appearances this summer, and with two North American tours behind them, TAAKE will hit the road in Europe during December for a series of dates with Niklas Kvarforth's SHINING.  With these two dynamic and high profile frontmen taking to the stage on the same bill, the tour is understandably much anticipated by fans.   Dates will be announced shortly.
More information about TAAKE can be found on the band’s website at
 http://taake.svartekunst.no   or on Facebook at  https://www.facebook.com/taakeofficial
"...Doedskvad" can be heard on BandCamp at  http://taake.bandcamp.com/album/doedskvad
The official video for the track “Nordbundet” from the TAAKE album “Noregs Vaapen” can be seen at  http://youtu.be/OAIIbnrYC7Q
Tracks from all of DARK ESSENCE RECORDS releases can be heard at  http://soundcloud.com/dark-essence-records/sets/dark-essence-records  
SEPUTUS (US) - 'MAN DOES NOT GIVE' LP/CD  :  Genre - Blackened Tech Death Metal  :  For fans of - Pyrrhon, Dendritic Arbor, Gorguts, Ion Dissonance, Portal :  A stunning new project by the members of the well-acclaimed US band Pyrrhon, Seputus take the already twisted template and bombard it with new influences such as of black metal, grindcore and noise, to give it an inhuman edge. Bizarre, wicked and downright outrageous in parts, the music is elegantly broken down, deliberately fragmented, and then carefully and with a devious mind concocted by melding the existing parts with new ones and built together with a vision that was previously thought impossible. Titled 'Man Does Not Give', the album is a dark, twisted reflection of our thoughts, the jumbled up purpose of our existence. It's an excursion into bold territories, new soundscapes and fearsome expression emanating from the darkest recesses of the mind. The music is fiercely individualistic yet portraying a chilling similarity to life all around us in this era. 
Album Line-up:
Steve Schwegler - Guitars/Programming/Drums
Doug Moore - Vocals
Erik Malave - Bass
Track list:
1. The Fist That Makes Flesh 
2. Downhill Battle 
3. Soft Palates Rasp 
4. Desperate Reach 
5. Top Of The Food Chain 
6. Two Great Pale Zeroes 
7. Vestigial Tail 
8. Attrition Tactics 
9. Haruspex Retirement Speech 
10. A Perfect Gentleman 
11. Wetwork Hangover 
12. No Mind Will Enshrine Your Name 
Runtime: 35:51
PRC Music Official Site
Seputus at PRC Music Bandcamp
Seputus Official Facebook

PRC 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
New York death metal bruisers DEHUMANIZED are set to return with their third full length album, BEYOND THE MIND. Following their esteemed 2012 release Controlled Elite, they spent the past four years composing a monumental force of violence that will surpass all expectations. With this new release, Dehumanized combines thought provoking lyrics with their deeply rooted and signature NY blast and slam style. Everything is skillfully coalesced to forge this masterpiece of devastation that is executed with dynamic precision and relentless brutality.
A teaser video for Beyond the Mind has been posted at
 youtu.be/e0aZ07ex6Ug .
Beyond the Mind was recorded at the renowned Full Force Studio and the massive audio production dialed in by Joe Cincotta. Plus fascinating artwork by the always talented Tony Koehl. Don't miss what's sure to be an instant classic.
Comatose Music will release Beyond the Mind on October 28.
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Honing the blade of fury that was Infernal Zeal, HELLGOAT continues their assault against all creation with their latest offering, EDEN IN FLAMES.  Eden in Flames features two hymns of unrelenting Satanic violence whose only reprieve is in the destruction left in the wake. Set to be released on September 15th, Eden in Flames will be issued as a 7" vinyl co-release between Boris Records in Atlanta and Pale Horse Recordings in Texas.
HELLGOAT is set to kick off the "Infernal Death March Part II: Ashes of the Ascended 2016" tour. This 17-date assault will feature Serpent Tongues, in 2005. Six years and several live show later, HELLGOAT released Death Conquers All on Graveless Slumber Records. The band embarked on a short US tour in support of that album. Two more EPs -  Anointed in Blood and Ash and End of Man - and a rare live cassette titled Ceremony of Death prefaced the 2015 release of Infernal Zeal (Pale Horse Recordings). In September, HELLGOAT will return to the road for the "Infernal Death March part II: Ashes of the Ascended 2016" tour.
Amon Demogorgon - Bass, Vocals
Vaedis - Guitar
Ætheøs - Drums
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OSLO - MORTIIS will issue the fourth free download single ( https://mortiis.bandcamp.com/album/geisteskrank ), "GEISTESKRANK," in support of The Great Deceiver on August 26.
The song, which is actually a non-album track, began as a remix of The Great Deceiver's "The Shining Lamp of God" before eventually mutating into its own song.
"Geisteskrank" made its debut earlier this year as the soundtrack for Norwegian Grindhouse filmmaker Reinert Kiil's short film Vardøger. The track has never been available for download until now.
"The original title of 'The Shining Lamp of God' was 'Zeitgeist' in its embryonic stages, and we eventually changed it," Mortiis said. "When 'Geisteskrank' took form, it sort became this nod towards those early stages of that song, title wise if nothing else. Eventually Reinert Kiil began his mini film trilogy, and wanted to use 'Geisteskrank' as the soundtrack for the first part, and that´s how it made its debut, so to speak."
Kiil's Vardøger film will also be included in the free download.
The Great Deceiver, Mortiis' ninth full-length album, was released earlier this year via Omnipresence. Musically, The Great Deceiver continues along the winding path that Mortiis' two-decade career has taken, mixing together aggressive guitar-driven crossover metal with industrial-type electronics, for a record that could easily be considered the most accessible in Mortiis' catalog. 
UPCOMING SHOWS:
Oct 21: Phantoms of Pilsen Festival, Pilsen, Czech Republic.
Oct 22: Erfurt, Germany. Club from Hell.
Oct 23: Dublin, Ireland. Voodoo Lounge.
Available August 26th:
"Geisteskrank/Vardøger" free single/video download:
 https://mortiis.bandcamp.com/album/geisteskrank
"Draugr/Too Little Too Late" Video:
https://youtu.be/LweRhVfwYyE
"Vardøger/Geistekrank" Video:
https://youtu.be/mg3gPktJI1c
"Demons are Back" video:
https://youtu.be/CyruGbLQaSs
"Demons are Back" single and video free download:
https://mortiis.bandcamp.com/album/demons-are-back
"The Shining Lamp of God" video:
https://youtu.be/peiIL5ExGnk
"The Shining Lamp of God" single and video free download:
 https://mortiis.bandcamp.com/album/the-shining-lamp-of-god
"Doppelganger" Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lF4BYh5xCPU
"Doppelganger" single and video free download:
 https://mortiis.bandcamp.com
INFERNAL DIATRIBE (Kolkata, India) - 'VIDEHA MUKTI' EP  :  Genre - Black Metal  :  For fans of - Darkthrone, Besatt, Heathen Beast, Nightbringer, Belphegor  : Infernal Diatribe, hailing from Kolkata, India, have taken the torch from Heathen Beast in further propagating the sound of black metal from the country. Along with significant albums released by Toxoid and Diabolus Arcanium, they're at the foremost where the black metal scene in India is currently poised. Playing vicious and ambitious occult black metal, this quintet is all set to unleash their underground assault on unsuspecting ears worldwide. The band have worked tremendously hard on making this debut, their dream, a reality and armed with a deal with Transcending Obscurity Distribution, one can expect the band moving out of their home base to play other cities, and hopefully, other countries as well. Nonetheless, there's little to stop their blackened spiritual attack. Superbly composed songs with an underlying dark Indian theme forms the crux of the band's music. The whole affair reeks of spiritual indulgences, the left hand path and its fatal implications this side of the world, as the band tells us about the aghori path of moksha aka spiritual enlightenment.
Album lineup:
Vocals - KaraNavigama 
Guitar - Kalavikrama 
Guitar - Narantaka 
Bass - Kalaparzudhara 
Drums - Naztaz
Track list:
1. Demonic Gasping Mortal Nightmare (Wisdom)
2. Doomed 
3. Morbid Evocation 
4. The Cry
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Many, many thanks! Kunal Choksi
  Owner/Label head/Artist  Transcending Obscurity - webzine, record label and PR company   www.tometal.com    www.facebook.com/transcendingobscurity
DANTALION NEW ALBUM!!!!!!!! New Album Available December 2016 through Sleaszy Rider Records!!!!!! More info  preview coming soon! STAY TUNED!!!!!!
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END STREAM "VIRGA" AT NO CLEAN SINGING : In anticipation of their forthcoming split with TORRID HUSK, Greek black metal band END are streaming their new track "Virga" at No Clean Singing.
The site  commented the track is "intricate and multi-faceted. Introduced at a slow pace by dissonant, distorted guitar notes and a burbling bass, the song generates an atmosphere that’s bleak and unsettling. There’s an air of incipient derangement, or perhaps paranormal manifestation, in this somewhat macabre opening passage and it becomes even more unnerving when harsh, high, jagged vocals — somewhere between a growl and a shriek — make their appearance"
Stream "Virga" here: 
http://www.nocleansinging.com/2016/08/17/an-ncs-premiere-end-virga/
The split has been in the making for a couple of years, both bands admiring the other’s distinctive contribution to black metal. They are an excellent pairing, sharing a vision for their art but each holding a strong individual identity.
Torrid Husk's wild, densely layered style evokes the forested mountains that they come from; the combination of extreme tempos, vicious death metal drumming and intricate guitars painting a harsh landscape. This is their first recording with a second guitarist - new member Miles Craft - whose presence brings striking intricacy to the guitar lines. Blending atmospheric black metal with the pummeling intensity of technical death metal, Torrid Husk's side will appeal to fans of Abyssal, Krallice and Anicon.
On side B, End crafts a uniquely Hellenic blend of atmospheric black metal infused with Nordic influences, at times reminiscent of Celtic Frost and Carpathian Forest. Their veteran line-up includes members of Nechochwen, Dephosphorous  and Ravencult. In a nod to the old gods of extreme metal, their side closes with a unique interpretation of the 1983 Amebix song 'Winter'.
Comprising of three weighty tracks from each band, Swallow Matewan is a deep experience. The churning seas on the album cover evoke the shared turbulence that each band brings to their style; riffs tumble and tear at each other over relentless and intricate drumming, and vocals from both are harsh and sharp as an ocean gale. Both bands understand the importance of the eye of the storm, however; delicate moments of respite punctuate both sides of the split, allowing just enough time for the next bout of brutality to hit just as hard as the last.
Released by Torrid Husk’s long time label Grimoire Records, the split has a clearness enabled by their excellent in-house mastering. It is Grimoire’s first release, however, that wasn’t entirely recorded and produced in-house: whileTorrid Husk and Grimoire label head Noel Mueller returned to the same secluded cabin in which they recorded 2014’s Caesious, End recorded their side at home in Greece. This displacement of setting only serves to highlight the two bands’ affinity, as the two sides flow together impeccably in spite of it.
Pre-order the split here: 
https://grimoirerecords.bandcamp.com/album/swallow-matewan
UNYIELDING LOVE: blackened noisegrind slaughterers about to unleash absolutely insane debut album - Track streaming at Decibel Magazine.  San Francisco Bay Area darkness-obsessed DIY indie label Sentient Ruin Laboratories is extremely proud and honored to announce the release of The Sweat of Augury the unbelievable debut album from Belfast - Northern Ireland-based blackened noisegrind slaughterers Unyielding Love.
What you are about to witness in this next release of ours is, simply put, total bedlam. When Decibel Magazine (click
HERE to read their feature) first encountered the scathing and torturous sonic depravity of Northern Ireland's Unyielding Love 's upcoming debut album THE SWEAT OF AUGURY they stated in utter amazement that the band “have blasted so hard towards the realm of harsh noise that their song structures are framed around icepick feedback and a layer of pedal abuse that makes it seem like every song they are playing is the last they'll manage before their equipment disintegrates”, and then further exclaiming that Unyielding Love are “a goddamn nightmare of grind and discord that may have a few of you shitting teeth”.
It comes as no surprise that anyone who is first exposed to this band’s skin-peeling music remains completely baffled and speechless in front of the enormous amount of violence and senseless antagonism that bleeds out of Unyielding Love’s crazed homicidal songs. Blending grindcore, black metal, noise and power electronics in a firestorm of abhorrent sonic chaos, Unyielding Love have perfectly bridged the gap between the aesthetics of bands like Full of Hell, Nails, Column of Heaven, Knelt Rote, Sutekh Hexen, and Gnaw Their Tongues, creating something so heinous and sonically wretched that the human brain will ever only partially be able to fully grasp the full extent of this band’s immeasurable madness and vision.
Unyielding Love’s The Sweat of Augury drops on September 30th 2016 - and can now be pre-ordered on our
 Bandcamp  and  online store.
UNYILEDING LOVE
The Sweat of Augury
1. Abandon the Body
2. Fleeting Joy view
3. Cruor Whelm
4. Die Hand Die Verletzt. Die Hand Die Erträgt
5. Ardent Shroud
6. Of Human Grease and Ash
7. The Pregnant Hurt
8. Sweated Augury
Sentient Ruin Laboratories  Tapes & Maelstrom from the Depths.  Oakland, California   Sentienruin.com
Guten Tag, let me introduce you to my new project LYCANTHROPIC CHANTS. Setting up shows since the year 2005, I finally decided to give this activity a name. According to this, I put up the pages  www.lycanthropic.de  and
https://www.facebook.com/lycanthropic.de to make it easier for everyone to get an overview what’s going on.
Furthermore I felt the motivation to expand my support for the underground by releasing music that appeals to me. The first one that dragged me into a dismal nightmare was GOD DISEASE’s “Rebirth Of Horror”. Dark
& heavy death/doom from Finland. This tape-EP is limited to 100 handnumbered copies and includes a free digital download-code. It’s out now and you can...
...check it here:  https://goddiseasofficial.bandcamp.com/album/rebirth-of-horror/
...order it here:  http://lycanthropic.de/product/god-disease-rebirth-of-horror-mc/
Trades welcome. Wholesale possible.
Check back now and then for my small but growing distro at  http://lycanthropic.de/shop/
Regards Steffen
Critically acclaimed Polish death metal band BANISHER have revealed a lyric video for "The Iconoclast" a new track from their forthcoming album ONIRIC DELUSIONS. The track is a four and a half minute rager of old-school death metal.  Listen to The Iconoclast" here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=60xeZXtMaoo
Oniric Delusions will be released by Deformeathing Productions on Septembe
Oniric Delusions, by Deformeathing Productions on September 3 2016.
Starting with their Sorrow of Death demo back from 2005 , Banisher was originally founded in Rzeszów, Poland by Hubert Więcek and Michał Such. With every release, the band have set abundantly clear markers of progression and maturity to reach the present extreme death metal powerhouse they’ve become. Including members from such bands as Decapitated, Redemptor, Darzamat, Nuclear Vomit, Shodan and Ketha, the new opus was recorded by Więcek (guitars, bass), Szczepan Inglot (vox), and Jacek Gut (drums). Michał Bartosik was added as their new permanent bassist at the very start of 2016. Since their previous release (‘Scarcity’), the band has seen a significantly marked growth both in style and production and especially the dexterity of guitarist Więcek. It should be noted that Więcek has the honor of being endorsed by Ibanez Guitars since 2014 as well.
The band has already extensively toured the greater part of Europe and appeared at several festivals such as Inferno Metal Festival, Eastern Deathfest, Flesh Party Open Air, Cieszanów Rock Festival, and Metal Head’s Mission among others; they have also headlined Metal Blast in Cairo, Egypt. No doubt they will be looking to unleash their new material to all on tour soon well into 2016.
Coming in at just over 30 mins. ‘Oneiric Delusions’ was recorded, mixed and mastered at Invent-Sound Studio in Bydgoszcz, Poland by Szymon Grodzki. The album will be released on CD complemented with a  comprehensive 16 page booklet, and a lacquered sticker of the album cover artwork of the album supplied by Pete "Astmol" Zając.
NEGURĂ BUNGET - ZI - WORLD TOUR COWDFUNDING CAMPAIGN  :  Our world tour crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo has reached already 57% of its goal. Thank you all for the support! Some of the items are sold our or close to be sold out, but no worries, we just added some brand new items:
- 10 OM double digipak wooden boxes
- 20 TAU vinly wooden boxes
- 15 ZI artbook + t-shirt wooden boxes
If anybody has a CD, vinyl or artbook already and wants a wood box as well, just write us an email, and we'll figure someting out for you.
Meanwhile, please help us spread the word about it!
https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/negura-bunget-zi-anniversary-world-tour/x/14049359#
IMPLORE 'THANATOS'
RELEASE DATE: 11 September 2016
PLAYTIME:      08:01 minutes
GENRE:        Grindcore, Death Metal
FFO:         Napalm Death, Nasum, Black Breath, ACxDC, Insect Warfare, The Kill, Warfuck...
Implore has toured restlessly since the release of their first LP “Depopulation” (Pelagic Records 2015) more than 100 shows performed in Europe and Russia made this trio get everyone in the underground scene be familiar with their name and their hectic activity.
This is why also open-air festivals such as Resurrection Fest, Party San and Summer Breeze wanted them to perform on this year’s editions. Not taking anything for granted the band played all type of stages and venues from squats with electric generators in Italy to mini festivals in the woods of Switzerland.
Following the release of the new 7” called “Thanatos”, named after the Greek mythology demon, which is the personification of the death. The band will tour South America for the very first time, visiting Brazil, Uruguay, Argentina, Chile and Ecuador. A month long tour that will help increase the followers since South America is one of the most loyal and passionate audiences in the world.
New guitar player Petro Manel comments
“Thanatos is like a deep breath of fresh air for Implore's sound. It keeps the essence of the brutality in Depopulation adding some new details that bring the songs to a new level. The five tracks in this new EP are full of anger and hate, experimenting with new structures, riffs, and vocal lines, keeping the straight-to-the-point philosophy that makes this new 7" a short and intense one”.
IMPLORE 'Thanatos' 7inch vinyl edition
double artwork, double limited edition, double label support
WOOAAARGH editions
263 clear
263 black
GRINDPROMOTION editions
263 white
263 black
IMPLORE edition
comes with a brown box that holds all 4 editions and Implore sticker
Video   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EzBO7JCMrlM&
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GRACE DISGRACED (Russia) - 'LASTING AFTERDEATHS' :  Genre - Progressive/Semi-Technical Death Metal  : For fans of - Death, Morgoth, Pestilence, Cemetery (Germany), Control Denied, Arch Enemy
Grace Disgraced are an ambitious, ever-evolving band from Russia. Rooted in the classic sound of Death, they've been rather overlooked all along, struggling to find labels with proper distribution networks. That hasn't stopped them from going all out when it comes to presenting their music - the songs on 'Lasting Afterdeaths' are nothing short of mini-epics, with the average song length being around 7-8 minutes; moreover, each song has an individual artwork to thoroughly convey the mood and expression of the song. Mind-boggling progression and challenging technicality aside, the raw vocals of Polina add necessary brutality to the proceedings, bolstering the ever-sinuous and rhythmic nature of their music. Chuck Schuldiner would've been proud of their direction, for they don't wallow in the sound created by Death on their first two albums, but lean towards the experimental yet catchy style on their penultimate release, 'Symbolic'. Only a few bands have successfully taken the sound ahead, one being the underrated Cemetery (R.I.P.) from Germany (reissued on Memento Mori label) and the other being Grace Disgraced. 
Album Line-up:
Polina Berezko - Vocals 
Aleksandr Klaptsov - Guitars 
Pavel Semin - Bass 
Andrey Ischenko - Drums 
Track list:
1. Grave Among the Stars 
2. Childhood of the Dead 
3. Wheels Demonical Spin 
4. The Mute 
5. Part of the History 
6. Captured in Snow 
7. What Hide the Woods of Gevaudan
Grace Disgraced Official Bandcamp
Grace Disgraced Official Facebook
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Cheers and thanks! Kunal Choksi
  Owner/Label head/Artist  Transcending Obscurity - webzine, record label and PR company  www.tometal.com    www.facebook.com/transcendingobscurity
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 # Die letzten 3 Ausgaben des aktuellen FU No .46 warten noch auf Abnehmer .Also haltet euch ran ,wenn ihr euch noch so'n Teil unserer "Klolektüre" sichern wollt !
# Die ersten Interview für die nächste FU Ausgabe ,welche so in der Drehe Dezember erscheint ,sind raus .
# Weitere 45 neue Reviews im Archiv online !
# Aktuelle Konzert - / Festivaltips online
Am 01.09. beginnt der VVK für unsere Gartenparty 2017! Wer sich beeilt kann zu Beginn eines der limitierten SpecialShirts ergattern.. BUTCHERED AT THE BAR ! - zur FROSCHKOTZE! PROST :) und mit großer Freude geht es an die Planung des IN FLAMMEN Open Air 2017 !
IN FLAMMEN OPEN AIR 2017  06.-08.07. Torgau / Entenfang
Ich bin heute schon im Kreise gesprungen.. Die ersten Bestätigungen werden unsere Gartenparty einfach nur niederwalzen!!
confirmed:
KRISIUN (BRA)  Jetzt heizen wir hier gleich mal richtig ein.  Begrüßen wir die Knüppelpioniere und Extremholzer KRISIUN!!!confirmed: MOURNING BELOVETH (IRL)
Lassen wir uns von MOURNING BELOVETH und ihrem bittersüßen, zerreißenden DOOM/DEATH in den Abgrund ziehen.
confirmed: ARMADA (MEX)  Bock auf ordentlichen Krawall von Jungs aus Mexiko?  Also ich schon.. Geben wir ARMADA die Möglichkeit sich auf unserer Gartenparty und Bühne auszutoben!
Bitte weitersagen... www.in-flammen.com
Das ROCKHARZ ist weiter munter dabei, das Billing für die 2017er-Auflage zusammenzustellen. Nachdem bereits mit ARCH ENEY, DEATH ANGEL, IN EXTREMO und MONO INC. erste Hochkaräter bekannt gegeben wurden, gibt esnun dreifachen Nachschlag. Neben den Heavy-Metal-Legenden ICED EARTH werden die Dark-Metal-Durchstarter LORD OF THE LOST und mit DESERTED FEAR eine der größten deutschen Death-Metal-Hoffnungen Ballenstedt erobern. Das ROCKHARZ Open Air 2017 findet vom 05. - 08. Juli 2017 in Ballenstedt statt.
Tickets gibt es hier:   https://shop.rockharz-festival.com/
Alle weiteren Infos findet ihr auf den folgenden Seiten:    ROCKHARZ Homepage    ROCKHARZ auf Facebook
Viele Grüße, Jan & Metal Promotion   www.metal-promotions.de
HOSTAGE OF FATE - "II" : Genre:  Death metal/ Grindcore : The band consists of Achilles Karageorgiou (vocals, all instruments) and George Adamidis (guitars, bass), two childhood friends from Rhodes, Greece.
Their  first album came out in May 5th 2013 entitled "At First, Man Tried to Create God...and He Succeeded." Its style can be described as Death/Thrash metal in the style of the late 80's/early 90's music groups where, as it has been said, the genres didn't have so much importance and everything was simply "metal".
Line Up: 
Achilles Karageorgiou
George Adamidis
TRACKLIST 
1.We will Pierce the Heavens by Tearing you Apart
2. The Deathbed
3. Time
4. Would you Ever Bring us Peace?
5. Skydive
6. Dead
7. Zombie
8. She, the One
9. Red Blue Black
10. I Love You
11. Stardust
12. The Conversation
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SWAMPCULT (NETHERLANDS) - 'THE FESTIVAL' (2016)  :  Genre - 'Lovecraftian Metal'  : Dutch band Swampcult aren't just inspired by H.P. Lovecraft, they've based an album entirely on his highly acclaimed story 'The Festival'. Mixing black metal, doom metal, and death metal, they've formed a new style that defies easy categorization - to call it 'Lovecraftian metal' is perhaps the best way to describe the intriguing music. Each song is divided into chapters tracing the original 'The Festival' story, bringing it to life. The sounds of dread were never before so easily captured in this genre. The very vibe of H.P. Lovecraft's story has been recreated using a mixture of various extreme sounds; from the strange murmurings in the village to the toll of bells, it's all encapsulated perfectly in one album. To give it visual appeal, a special 'story card' is created for each chapter, each having its own artwork and writings, which is given out free with the purchase of any physical product. Swampcult, in addition to devoting an album entirely to H.P. Lovecraft's 'The Festival' story, have written excellent, contemporary music that's seamless, laden with surprises, and consistent. If there could be a genuine soundtrack for H.P. Lovecraft's story, this is it. 'The Festival' is meant to be heard from start to finish, with at least the lyrics sheet in hand if not the book itself, and is recommended to all those who're into things horror and extreme.
'The Festival' Track list: 
1. Chapter I - The Village 06:01
2. Chapter II - The Old Man 02:55
3. Chapter III - Al-Azif Necronomicon 03:54
4. Chapter IV - Procession 05:28
5. Chapter V - The Rite 08:23
6. Chapter VI - The Flight 02:21
7. Chapter VII - The Dawning 06:09
8. Chapter VIII - The Madness 03:11
9. IX - Epilogue - Betwixt Dream and Insanity 02:49
Line up: 
D - All strings and narration
A - Percussion, vocals and narration
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   Owner/Label head/Artist  Transcending Obscurity Records | PR Company | Online Magazine (est 2005)
www.tometal.com www.transcendingobscurity.com 
DUNKELHEIT PRODUCTIONS : NEWSLETTER AUGUST 2016 :
NEW RELEASES :
 ANAL VOMIT/ORDO CAPER, DEAD PROCESSION 2CD, EXANIMATVM CD, ...
SARCÓFAGO and VULCANO would be damn proud if they saw their glorious heritage being pursued like this: What has been started by those two idols of South American Death Metal is now being raised to another level by the Peruvian bastards of ANAL VOMIT and ORDO CAPER who are the figurehead of Costa Rican Death Metal – and by another level we mean deeper down into a worm-filled grave and thus into the deepest heart of hell reeking of sulphuric acid!
Shrill Metal like a shot that could only originate in South America meets raging battle commands and hate-fueled blasphemy. There’s no room for aesthetes or philosophers in here – only chaos, abhorrence and negativity rule! ANAL VOMIT and ORDO CAPER celebrate the true underground, full of passion, bile, blood and pus. No cowl will be stainless, we promise!
ANAL VOMIT present four new own compositions and ORDO CAPER fire two interpretations of the world’s downfall plus two more worshipping cover versions of GOATPENIS and GOATLORD. A logo button of both bands will be included! This pitch black tape is strictly limited to 100 rusty red cassettes with black print + two logo buttons. Get yours before the Vatican’s censorship bans it!
www.dunkelheit.cc    http://dunkelheitprod.bandcamp.com/album/culto-de-los-venenos
Swedish Death Metal Unit DECOMPOSED have announced the forthcoming release of WITHER, the band's third full-length album.  Wither will be released October 3 on Mexico's Chaos Records.  New songs "By Nothingness Crowned" and "Submerged" are streaming at the following link  https://chaos-records.bandcamp.com/album/wither.
Wither is uncompromising, riff-driven Swedish Death Metal that proudly follows in the giant footsteps of genre leaders DISMEMBER, ENTOMBED, and the like.  Wither was recorded in mid-2015 by composer/founder Jesper Ekstål along with drummer Emil Leijon in Studio Blastbeat in Sundsvall, the same studio in which the previous albums were recorded. The album will be available on CD and vinyl formats.
CD Pre-order:  http://store.chaos-records.com
Track Listing:
1. By Nothingness Crowned
2. Upheaval
3. Void
4. Submerged
5. Downwards
6. Drenched in Wounds
7. Wither
8. Into Nothing 
Sweden's DECOMPOSED grew into a band in 2010, shortly after being conceived as a pure one-man Death Metal project. A year later the Stench of Death demo was recorded, which led to the self-titled debut album the following year. Two years thereafter the follow-up, entitled Devouring was released, a much more mature creation focused on darkness, horror, and madness.
After a few live performances and quite a few internal struggles, DECOMPOSED had to cease to exist as a live band. All members left, and only composer/founder Jesper Ekstål remained. The work on the third chapter Wither was well under way during this period, and it continued during obstacles of every kind. 
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Noise/Sludge metal band VOLUNTEER have teamed up with THE SLUDGELORD to reveal "Walk", a new track from their forthcoming split with BUILDINGS. The split will be released via Triple Eye industries on August 26 2016.
The band commented about the track "The Buildings/Volunteer split was made to bring two different bands in the same sub-genre of music, noise rock. Buildings creates songs that bring you in with hooks. Volunteer just tries to pummel you with anger and spite."
Stream "Walk" here: 
http://thesludgelord.blogspot.ca/2016/08/the-sludgelord-song-premiere-walk-by.html
Pre-order the split here:  
https://tripleeye.bandcamp.com/album/split-12
Since the release of the Goner EP in 2014, Volunteer has evolved. With the addition of Kevin DeMars on drums and former drummer Mark Sheppard moving to guitar, Volunteer is at its strongest in 2016. Their side of the split finds them at their angriest and most aggressive, with bigger guitars, tighter rhythms and furious vocals. Volunteer's side will certainly please fans of Unsane, Today is the Day and Strap it On-era Helmet.
ADE (Italy) - 'CARTHAGO DELENDA EST'    : Genre - Roman Death Metal  :  For fans of - Nile, Dying Out Flame, Rudra, Behemoth, Kronos, Hour of Penance  :  Ade's debut left a mark and this is the year when they come back with renewed force to unleash their sophomore album. The music is even more epic and atmospheric in its own way. There is a sense of glory, crushing war-like execution, and an overall anthemic air to all of it. Ade are back with their band of contemporary death metal music that rivals their peers in Behemoth, Hour of Penance, Kronos and Nile. They're obsessed with the early Roman empire and all of it is palpable in the music. 'Carthago Delenda Est' is a striking album in its expression, one that doesn't compromise on the ferocity but at the same time manages to retain the ancient touches and vibe in the music. All in all, it's a mighty album, clearly one for the ages. 
Album Line-up:
Traianvs: vocals
Fabivs: guitars
Caligvla: bass
Nero: guitars
Commodvs: drums
Track list:
1. Carthago Delenda Est 04:40
2. Across the Wolf's Blood 04:57
3. Annibalem 05:06
4. With Tooth and Nail 05:35
5. Dark Days of Rome 03:42
6. Scipio Indomitus Victor 04:56
7. Mare Nostrum 05:12
8. Zama: Where Tusks are Buried 04:47
9. Excidium 04:29
10. Sowing Salt 04:34
Xtreem Music Official Site
Xtreem Music Bandcamp
Ade 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
Tech-death metal band MINDSCAR have teamed up with Metal Underground to reveal their highly anticipated new album WHAT'S BEYOND THE LIGHT. The album, which is due out this Friday is a nine track masterpiece for fans of classic death metal with a modern touch.
Stream What's Beyond the Light here: 
http://www.metalunderground.com/news/details.cfm?newsid=125708
Pre-order What's Beyond the Light at this location:  
https://mindscar.bandcamp.com/
Mindscar is a three-piece metal band from Orlando, Florida originally formed by Richie Brown (vocals/guitar) and Mike Radford (drums) in 1998. In 2001, the band made a powerful impact throughout the Central Florida region performing numerous gigs, self-released demos/EPs, a television performance, international airplay and publicity. In 2002, Matt Heafy (Trivium) joined the band on guitar and backup vocals. After internal issues due to the age of its band members, Mindscar was unable to tour and the band disbanded for almost 10 years.
In 2012, Richie Brown and Mike Radford reunited in the studio to record 'Thornz Ov Ill Lechery' and 'Blind Masses'. The two tracks led to performing and touring opportunities. Richie decided to resurrect the band in March 2013 and the first live performance in over a decade took place alongside Massacre in Tampa, Florida at the legendary Brass Mug. Soon after Mindscar embarked on their first tour supporting Vader and Vital Remains on the Back To The Black US Tour 2013. 
In 2014, Mindscar began tracking their debut full-length album titled “Kill The King”. After embarking on the Southern Scorcher US Tour 2014 with Infinite Earths, Richie asked Terran Fernandez(Infinite Earths bassist) to join Mindscar. Terran has since become an essential part of the band. Matt Heafy contributed clean vocals for a few songs and a guitar solo for a song called “Asmodeus” that was premiered on Metal Injection in September of 2014. 
Mindscar independently released “Kill The King” on January 8th, 2015 followed by a sold out hometown show with Andrew W.K., a headline show in Puerto Rico and a US tour with Ulcer. After returning home from this tour, Mike Radford left the band for personal reasons and passed the torch to long time friend and drum extraordinaire Robbie Young (Nailshitter/Double Veteran). Shortly after Robbie joined the band, Mindscar completed their most successful tour to date: Golden Gods of Death US Tour 2015.
In February 2016, Mindscar recorded their sophomore full-length album titled “What’s Beyond The Light” with Rob Caldwell (Six Feet Under/Cannabis Corpse/Iron Reagan). The album also features a guest speech from U.S. Senate candidate Augustus Invictus. The cover artwork is a large painting made entirely of vocalist/guitarist Richie Brown’s blood and semen. “What’s Beyond The Light” will be released this August!
Mindscar is:
Richie Brown - Main Vocals, Guitar
Robbie Young - Drums, Vocals
Terran Fernandez - Bass, Vocals
HYPONIC (Hong Kong) - '前行者'   : Genre - Harrowing Doom Metal : For fans of - Funeral Moth, Sigh, Tyranny, Esoteric, Monolithe, Ea  :  On their 20th anniversary, Hyponic from Hong Kong release their new album after a gap of over a decade. Titled '前行者', the mysterious band venture into newer realms - exploring dark ambient sounds, atmospheric black metal bits and all out melancholy. The music here is like the darker form of Funeral Moth - the atmospheric bits sink deeper into the consciousness, causing an emotive purge of all the repressed negativities in life. It's a slow, ongoing process, like a soul-transferring ritual of sorts, taking place mentally using the medium of sound. Upon listening to the entire weird and unpredictable album, I can say with confidence that Hyponic are without parallels. It's a unique expression in the genre of atmospheric/funeral/'extreme' death/doom - if it can even be called any of that. Weird Truth Productions, the master in deciphering obscure doom, has unleashed another gem in the genre. 
Album Line-up:
Roy - Drums
Wah - Vocals, Guitars 
Mei Fun - Bass
Track list:
1.
前行者
2.
誅滅零八
3.
最後陳述
4.
寧劈不回
5.
飄流
6. Intro (Virus cover)
Weird Truth Productions Official Site
Weird Truth Productions Official Facebook
Hyponic Official Facebook

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

Colosso Official BigCartel

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

Transcending Obscurity YouTube Channel

Keep your eyes peeled!
  Kunal Choksi  Label owner/Editor/PR rep Transcending Obscurity Records | PR Company | Online Magazine (est 2005)   
www.tometal.com    www.transcendingobscurity.com 
Hi! We´re a new Death Metal band from Spain influenced by the old masters like Obituary,Asphyx,Benediction or Bolt Thrower.  We have recorded a 5-tracks demo called: "ABSTRACT DELIVERANCE OF A TWISTED MENTALITY". If you wanna a few copies for your distri,please,contact us and talk about the deal.
Thanks in advance, cheers! D.
Tracklist: 
1. Intro 
2. Doomed in Fire 
3. Pungency 
4. Scars of War 
5. In the Crypt of Sorrow 
6. Vermin (Asphyx cover) 
http://intolerancedeathmetal.bandcamp.com/
DORRE was born at the Rock Café in Leuven when Adriaan De Raymaeker and Wolf Overloop decided to head up to the attic that Pektop (Adriaan’s former band) used to rehearse. Picking up a guitar and settling behind the drums respectively, noise began to fill the room. Deep, dark, heavy riffs were made and quite possibly enjoyed by several blocks of flats and houses around the building. No big plans were made. One show every year, free beer, towers of cabs and amps, guest musicians joining in the jam.
After several years of this continued tradition, Dorre was asked to play more shows. Obligingly, several small stages around Leuven were played and Erik Heyns joined the steady line-up. Deciding that the time had come to widen the scope of Dorre, a more serious approach was taken to write long pieces of music that incorporated every aspect of each musician. A cohesion of doom, noise, psychedelic rock, blues and stoner was organically formed between the two guitars and the drums.
In 2015 Dorre played a select set of shows as build-up towards an EP release in December. The EP was made and released following a first stint outside of the borders, touring throughout England and Scotland in January of 2016 and sharing the stage with many great bands. Now, more than ever, Dorre is focused on creating dark, heavy music and playing immense live sets. Dorre have been confirmed for another show in London with Serpent Venom and are headlining the mainstage of Somatic Festival in Wakefield in November.  http://www.facebook.com/dorreofficial   http://dor.re   http://dorre.bandcamp.com
Copenhagen based sludge/doom 5 piece BETHMOORA, has existed for about a year in its current form, all members with experience from previous bands. Huge riffs, bludgeoning rhythms and disturbing vocals are key elements of the slow descent.
The lyrics of Bethmoora’s tracks revolve around a common theme – a mythos that singer Anders has created. Deities, entities, occult rituals and eternal strife are all key ingredients of this vast, ever expanding, imaginary dark world.
The two first chapters of the mythos Witches and Ousted resulted in a self produced demo “Demo 2016” which has been well received in the sludge and doom scene.
The first gig of Bethmoora was as the opening act of the Northern Discomfort Festival. Bethmoora also opened for Canadian sludge act Dopethrone when they visited Copenhagen.
http://www.facebook.com/doomedbethmoora   http://www.bethmoora.com   http://doomedbethmoora.bandcamp.com
Tracklist:
Side A:
Dorre – Three Fell from the Sky
Dorre – Four Walked into the Ocean
Side B:
Bethmoora – Succumb
Lineup:
Dorre:
Adriaan De Raymaeker (Guitars)
Erik Heyns (Guitars)
Wolf Overloop (Drums)
Bethmoora:
Anders Kofod (Vocals)
Henrick Lyck (Guitars)
Martin Korff (Drums)
Morten Leerhøy (Guitars)
Sune Westh Svendsen (Bass)
Dorre’s tracks recorded at
Magnet Records by Jean-Pol Van Ham and Johan Breton
Bethmoora’s tracks recorded at Wolf Rider Sound Production by Patrick Fragtrup
All tracks mixed at Skyhammer Studio by Chris Fieldin. All tracks mastered by James Plotkin  . Cover artwork by Diaz Inigo
Please note that ALL pre-orders will be online on http://shop.dor.re, we would highly appreciate a link to this page!  For any questions, please mail us directly at info@dor.re
INTHYFLESH - "THE FLAMING DEATH"   Genre:  Black Metal : The portuguese Black Metal scene has been the subject of an ever-growing interest and fascination throughout the years. New bands and labels have been joining the ranks of more experienced ones with a solid relationship of quantity vs. quality. However, very few have been as persevering, consistent and tenacious as Inthyflesh.
ith “The Flaming Death”, Inthyflesh presents a monumental double album, one which during 114 minutes unfolds itself on a torturous journey throughout the darkened and tenebrous pathways of the human and spiritual self, set to a wavelength of cold, genuinely atmospheric and evocative Black Metal. In essence, never has the band sounded as piercing, exquisite and intense as in “The Flaming Death”.
LINE UP: 
Sataere - Vocals
Njiord - Drums
Tarannis - Guitars   
Defunctum – Guitars
TRACKLIST 
01. The Sinister Herald Of Death      
02. Blood Howling Eternity  03. Subterranean Harbinger 04. Oppressed Under Deceit       
05. Through The Splendour Of Night       
06. Forever Insanity       
07. May The Wisdom Of The Dead Return
08. Sorrowful Moonlight Pt. I - The Fever Of Blood
09. Breath Of Darkness
10. The Brightness Of Your Decay
11. Beyond What Eyes Can See
12. A Thousand Tongues Burning
13. A Grasp Between Hate And Madness
14. Velvet Burial Shroud
15. Rituals Inflicted Upon Scars
16. Abysmal Silence
17. Dismal Awakening
18. Sorrowful Moonlight Pt. II - Catacombs Of Infinity
FACEBOOK    WEBSITE
UK crust/powerviolence duo NEGATIVE THOUGHT PROCESS have unveiled another track from their forthcoming concept album METHYLENE BUTTERFLY. The track, which is titled "Clandestine Clever", is a three-minute blast about the backstabbing nature of mental health and psychosis. 
You can stream the track and then read an in-depth interview with the band at Transcending Obscurity:
 http://tometal.com/song-premiere-interview-powerviolence-grind-duo-negative-thought-process/
Pre-Order Methylene Butterfly here: 
http://www.hibernacularecords.com/product/methylene-butterfly-by-negative-thought-process
Negative Thought Process are a 2 piece Crust/grind/power violence duo formed by Daniel Page (Hibernacula Records, Victorian Whore Dogs, Exquisite Ending) and Kyle Townsend (Ex-Strike Offensive) 
Their debut album Methylene Butterfly is due out through Hibernacula Records on September 16th and features 11 tracks of furious blasts, D-beats, HM-2 laden guitar riffs and brutality. Conceptually dealing with battles of self-harm, drug addiction, destructive relationships and suicide.
THE NEGATION Announce "Lunaris French Tour" with Poland's Arkona
Pursuing the harvesting of European lost souls in support of their second full-length "Memento Mori", THE NEGATION  have just announced a French invasion for November, dubbed "Lunaris French Tour", this time with Poland's Arkona.
Started by their UK tour alongside Gorgoroth in December and followed on continental Europe with Mortis Mutilati earlier this year, the campaign for THE NEGATION's call to rebellion and revolt of the masses continues.
Prepare for “a relentless Black Metal assault that will not give you a break” as said by CvltNation in their "Memento Mori" review.
TOUR DATES
Nov.10 - FR - Lorient
Nov.11 - FR - Bordeaux
Nov.12 - FR - Lille
Nov.13 - FR - Paris
LINKS
The Negation @ Kaotoxin Shop    The Negation @ Facebook
DARKRYPT (India/International) - 'DELIRIOUS EXCURSION'  : Genre - Death Metal  : For fans of - Adramelech, Chthe'ilist, Grave Miasma, Demilich, Cruciamentum  :  From India not Scandinavia, emerges a band expanding upon the sound laid down by the masters. With mixing done by the dark death metal expert Greg Chandler at Priory Recording Studios (Cruciamentum, Chthe'ilist, etc.) and mastering by the legend Dan Swano at Unisound Studios (Asphyx, Bloodbath, etc.), everything has been done to perfectly capture the right sound intended for music of this ilk. With influences ranging from Demilich, Adramelech, Demigod, (early) Amorphis, Funebre and Nihilist, Darkrypt have taken the best elements of all and forged a sound that retains the local flavour and yet creates music that's classic in intent, memorable as well as catchy. With guest appearances by Rogga Johansson (Paganizer, The Grotesquery, etc.), Nitin Rajan (Primitiv), not to mention the lyrical contribution of Riju Dasgupta (Albatross, Primitiv), this is probably the most ambitious debut by a new band from the country. Even devoid of all these contributions, the album on its own merit is rife with excellent riffs, varying tempos capturing a myriad contrasting moods, able percussion propelling the mind-melting structures, and thoughtful vocal delivery so as not to kill the effectiveness of death metal that's heaving with an ability to express. 
The artwork too has been done by none other than Turkka G. Rantanen (Demilich, Adramelech, Demigod, etc.)
Track list: 
1. The Becoming Alteration 
2. Dark Crypt 
3. Chasm of Death 
4. Abstract Submission 
5. Cryptic Illusions (ft. Rogga Johansson) 
6. Folie a Deux 
7. Limbic Dichotomy 
8. The Inducer (ft. Nitin Rajan of Primitiv) 
9. The Acceptor 
Line up: 
Amey Bhole - Vocals/Bass Guitar
Aumkar lele - Drums
Rishabh Ravi - Guitar
Mihir Gaikwad - Guitars
Transcending Obscurity (India/Asia) Bandcamp (Pre-orders are ON!)
Transcending Obscurity Official Site
Darkrypt Facebook
Transcending Obscurity Facebook

Please check this out and support this pure work of art! Thanks,
  Kunal Choksi  Label owner/Editor/PR rep Transcending Obscurity Records | PR Company | Online Magazine (est 2005) 
www.tometal.com   www.transcendingobscurity.com
S.N.A.F.U. Stream "HER DARK PAST" at Transcending Obscurity : In anticipation of the vinyl release of their album Present Day Plague,  S.N.A.F.U. have teamed up with Transcending Obscurity to stream their track "Her Dark Past".
The band commented that the song "is about overcoming many of life's struggles such as depression and drug abuse. Bringing oneself back to life so to speak and using the negative past to fuel a bright positive future."
Stream "Her Dark Past" here: 
http://tometal.com/song-premiere-u-s-crossover-thrash-band-s-n-a-f-u/
Pre-order the vinyl edition here:  
https://snafudetroit.bandcamp.com/
SNAFU- which stands for Situation Normal All Fucked Up, is a hard in your face combination of thrash, punk, grind and hardcore. Their live show is full of intensity and leaves you with the lingering feeling of danger. Their first full-length album "Fear The Future" was released in 2013 and later distributed by Profane Existence. Their songs are the very definition of raging cynicism and not being held down by the destructive nature of mankind. Their second album, Present Day Plague was released in 2016 and is much heavier, darker and full of enraged mutiny.
The hammer of judgment crushes all! Blackened death metal powerhouse WARFATHER has locked horns with MetalUnderground.com for the exclusive premiere of "JUDGEMENT, THE HAMMER." The newest track off the band's upcoming album The Grey Eminence reunites WARFATHER mastermind with his former MORBID ANGEL bandmate Erik Rutan.
Rutan, who handled production duties for the album, joined Tucker as a guest vocalist on what is easily one of the album's most brutal songs.
Check it out at 
www.metalunderground.com/news/details.cfm?newsid=125493
The album will be released September 16 on Greyhaze Records. Pre-order it at  this location.
The Grey Eminence was produced by Death Metal icon and studio wizard Erik Rutan (HATE ETERNAL, ex-MORBID ANGEL). The collaboration marks the first time Tucker and Rutan have worked together since MORBID ANGEL's Gateways to Annihilation. The album also features WARFATHER's newest members Jake Koch (guitars) and Bryan Bever (drums).
www.facebook.com/pages/WarFather/240931366011521    www.greyhazerecords.com    www.facebook.com/greyhazerecords 
WINTERLORE - "WINTERLORE"  : Genre:  Black Metal : Winterlore traces their roots back to 2004, where members Thorolf (guitars, vocals) and Thorstein (vocals, bass) met in the cold wastes of Utah during the brutal winter of that year. Both cited an unhealthy obsession with black metal, in particular such bands as Summoning, Graveland, Kraft, and of course Dark Throne, among many others.
At this time they Nortat, who would become the drummer, and Helgrim, the second guitarist.
The band soon engaged in rehearsals, much of sounding like most black metal bands of the time did back then- Nordic-inspired, fast, raucous, noisy black metal.
The band released a demo which quickly sold out, after which they played many shows in and around Salt Lake City, Utah.
After nearly disbanding several times, the band eventually found their niche with more mid-tempo pieces and song structures, as well as a more atmospheric approach, but without sacrificing any of their savage and primal rage.
 It was at this time they began recording their debut for Slaughterhouse Records, “Four Swords  Against the Pious”, the debut album released in 2012 by the label.
This album featured slow, melancholy atmospheres, totally on point with what black metal should be, but also featured a Nordic feel and (of course) a disdain for all things Christian. Show cased therein were chorus vocals, flutes, keyboards and even the Norwegian mouth harp.
After the release of the debut album, Helgrim left the band to concentrate on his other projects, as the guitarist of Calladan Brood (alongside fellow Winterlore guitarist Thorolf), and as vocalist for current up and coming Metal Blade Records heavy metal act Visigoth.
In the meantime, the band have acquired the services of R. Sodomizer, a legendary figure in the Salt Lake City metal scene.
Known for mutilation, carnage, violence, and assorted crime, R. Sodomizer also has been a member of such luminous Utah black metal and war metal outfits such as Odium Totus,
Iconoclast Contra, Devoured Alive and Gravecode Nebula.
The bands sound is more heavy and raw, yet more accomplished as well, showcasing their growth.
The new album, simply self-titled “Winterlore”, has just been released, and is an epic masterpiece of black metal atmosphere and mayhem.
LINE UP: 
Thorstein- Vocals, Bass
Nortatt- Drums
R. Sodomizer- Guitars
Thorolf- Guitars, Vocals
TRACKLIST 
1....in the Frozen Forest    
2. Spires of Ascension
3. Marching Hordes on Warpaths Old     
4. Lands of Boreal Suspension    
5. Ice of Old Night    
6. Winterlore
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MACABRA (International) - 'TO THE BONE' : Genre - Death Metal : Art legend Mark Riddick (Fetid Zombie, Grave Wax) joins forces with Adrien "Liquifier" Weber (Vociferian, Goat Holocaust) to create grotesque death metal with atmospheric touches. Reminiscent of the early '90s Scandinavian death metal metal scene - when bands like Darkthrone (first album), Nihilist, Funebre, Convulse, Demigod, (early) Amorphis and others started on the path, Macabra's music is laden with that very flair and morbid texture that makes it interesting, engrossing and also revelatory. In comparison to the other bands peddling in this art form, Macabra have that atmospheric edge and also a finer, subtler level of addictive Finnish riffing reminiscent of Demilich as well as Desecresy, which when set in Macabra's unique structures, turns it into a magnificent creation for all metalheads to marvel at. None other than another art legend Dan Seagrave has painted the artwork for this album (with illustrations by Riddick). It's only fitting for an album that's destined to haunt the younger generation with the spirit of the early '90s death metal. 
Album Lineup:
Mark Riddick - Guitar, bass, drum programming, keyboard, and visuals
Adrien "Liquifier" Weber - Vocals and text
Track list:
1.    Death Speculation
2.    Sadocrat
3.    Oppression Delegation
4.    Global Brainwash Confederacy 
5.    Royalties on Murder
6.    Crucified Individuals Nation
7.    Cannibal Black Market
8.    Scars of Dignity
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Morbid Vision Music (Mark Riddick's label)
VonFrost Records

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  Kunal Choksi  Owner/Label head/Artist Transcending Obscurity - webzine, record label and PR company 
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Following the release of acclaimed debut album Celestial Decadence, Finnish Black/Death Metal Unit ILLUSIONS DEAD have released new single "IMMORTAL DOMAIN." Stream the single at  http://illusionsdead.bandcamp.com/album/immortal-domain.
You can also check it out on YouTube.
Drawing influence from the likes of SARGEIST, TODTGELICHTER's Was bleibt... and MGLA's Exercises in Futility,  the band blends ripping Black Metal with Death Metal muscle on "Immortal Domain." The song was cut in February 2016 at the Illusions Dead rehearsal studio.  It was recorded, edited, and mixed by Tatu Lankien, and mastered by Svante Forsbäck at Chartmakers. Pekka Pyrhönen (Denigrate, Pahuuden Prototyyppi, Foul Circle, ex -Tacere) played bass on the track. Cover art was once again supplied by Moonrot Art.
The band's full-length debut album Celestial Decadence is available for streaming and/or purchase at:  http://illusionsdead.bandcamp.com/album/celestial-decadence.
RIYL: Insomnium, Anata, Gorgoroth, Intestine Baalism, and Dissection.
ILLUSIONS DEAD is:
Johannes Katajamäki: Guitar, Vocals 
Jake Lastujoki: Guitar 
Aksel Kaya: Bass
Akseli Auralinna: Drums
www.facebook.com/illusionsdeadofficial/
Hello everyone, We have announced PENITENCE ONIRIQUE as part of our roster.  The French Black Metal band will release its first album ” V.I.T.R.I.O.L” on Emanations a division of Les Acteurs de l'ombre Productions. Release date : September 16th 2016 Pénitence Onirique is born from an ancestral and powerfull bicephalous mystical appearance. The band delivers a dark and intense Black Metal, with a complex and frank brutality, half-way between an alchimical ritual and an introspective preach. Taken from the depest pains, their first offering, V.I.T.R.I.O.L, is taking us for a initiatory journey to the meaning of death.
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WILDERNESSKING split LP  
This LP includes both the "...And the Night Swept Us Away" & "The Devil Within"EP. It also features a brand new song," Decay" & a live studio version of "And the Night Swept Us Away".
This limited edition (300 copies) included two silkscreens. RELEASE DATE : July 22th 21016
Les acteursde l'ombre sampler 2016
It features 12 tracks from bands such as : Wildernessking, The Great Old Ones, Darkenhöld, Lifestream, Mare Cognitum, Way to End, Spectrale, I HEIR I, In Cauda Venenum, Pénitence Onirique & Barús.
You can get the sampler on all our stands on festivals and for free with every order on our shop. The CD includes a 20% off coupon for you next orders.
It will also be distributed by all our partners (press, stores, ...). A digital version is available on our BandCamp, and it's a Name Your Price !.
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The unholy trinity known as BLASPHEMER makes their long awaited return with their latest bestial offering titled RITUAL THEOPHAGY. After six years of silence, this Italian death metal behemoth has been awakened and lashes out with inhuman technical brutality. This is Blasphemer's most evil and chaotic material to date, with their signature style of dissonant rapid fire riffs, savage multi-vocal assault, and featuring the extreme drum prowess of Darren Cesca (Incinerate & Goratory). The gates of Hell have opened unleashing a nefarious fury of malevolence and the holy light will be forever extinguished.
The band has posted a promo video featuring album track "Jesus Rapes." Check it out at
 
https://youtu.be/HkfmkT5D2KQ
Blasphemer will return to the stage in 2017 in support of Ritual Theophagy. Dates and details to be announced soon.
Comatose Music will release Ritual Theophagy October 14.
Track Listing:
1. Suicide for Satan
2. You are Nothing
3. Jesus Rapes
4. Worship in the Void
5. Antichristian Extremism
6. Annihilated Divinity
7. Obscuring the Holy Light
8. Crucifix of Shit (Stench of Prophet)
9. Fetishistic Idolatry of the Cross
10. I Deny
11. Ritual Theophagy
www.facebook.com/blasphemerbrutal  www.comatosemusic.com
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Die Black/Death Metaller BURIAL HORDES haben in Folter Records eine neue Heimat gefunden. Die Griechen gehen bereits seit fünfzehn Jahren ihren Weg und haben schon auf drei Alben sowie verschiedenen EPs und Splits Dunkelheit und Misanthropie verbreitet. BURIAL HORDES bleiben auch heute ihrem ursprünglichen Konzept treu, entdecken dabei aber neue Formen in ihrem ungestümen Sound. Ihrer antikommerziellen, antisozialen, antireligiösen, satanischen, chaotischen und misanthropischen Ideologie treu ergeben, werden sie auch künftig ihren höllischen und hasserfüllten Inspirationen folgen.
Das erste Ergebnis dieser unheiligen Kooperation wird die Veröffentlichung der "EXTINCTON"-EP als MCD und 10'' Vinyl sein.
BURIAL HORDES homepage   Folter Records homepage
Viele Grüße, Jan & Metal Promotions   www.metal-promotions.de
EXANIMATVM - "DISPERSAE ET TORMENTVM"  : Genre:  DEATH METAL : In einer Zeit, in der unzählige Bands versuchen, ihre Hörerschaft mit halbgaren Konzepten von obskuren und philosophischen Ideen zu blenden, ist es äußerst erfrischend, eine Band wie EXANIMATVM zu entdecken. Diese Truppe hat verstanden, was südamerikanischen Death Metal so besonders macht: Markante Riffs treffen auf scheppernde Drums, die die fordernde Energie der Lieder erbarmungslos in den Hörer transportieren, während der kehlig-trockene Gesang dem Gehörten den letzten Schliff verpasst.
„Dispersae et Tormentvm“ lässt seinen Anhängern keine Atempause.  Es wechseln sich tonnenschwere Midtempoparts mit bestialischen Blastpassagen ab, wodurch sich mittels des einzigartigen Sounds der schweren Gitarren eine bedrohliche und düstere Stimmung beim Hörer materialisiert. Dieses Album wird seinen Platz in den Regalen von Liebhabern finden, wo es ganz sicher keinen Staub ansetzen wird. Davon sind wir überzeugt.
Aufgenommen wurde das Debüt des chilenischen Quartetts von Juli bis Oktober 2015 im heimischen JB Studio. Den Mix und das Mastering übernahm Rafael Fuentes; für das stimmige Artwork zeichnet der Tattoo-Künstler Mauricio Bonacic verantwortlich. "Dispersae et Tormentvm" erscheint als CD mit 4-seitigem Booklet, als schweres Vinyl in zwei Editionen und als digitale Version.
Line Up: 
Claudio Muñoz - Drums
Enzo Velásquez - Guitars, Bass
Demis Ferreira - Bass, Vocals
Kree-Chinen – Guitars
TRACKLIST 
1.La Apoteosis de Todos los Horrores
2. Vae Victis
3. Danza Impura
4. Dispersiones y Tormento
5. Exanimatvm
6. Oscura Propagacion del Linaje de Tons
7. Nocturnas Luminiscencias
8. Abominabilis Conditio
9. Shoort
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Der erste GEGENTREND LABEL SAMPLER ist da! Ab jetzt kostenlos mit jeder Bestellung im Gegentrend Shop ( www.gegentrendshop.de ) und bald auch bei Konzerten unserer Bands am Merch Stand.
Probehören auf
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PETER GRUSEL UND DIE UNHEIMLICHEN gründeten sich 2015 in Braunschweig mit dem Ziel, der Menschheit mit einem kleinen Augenzwinkern den Spiegel vorzuhalten. Die Leidenschaft der Musiker für alten Death und Thrash Metal sowie Hardcore mündete musikalisch in groovendem bis brutalem Death Metal, verschmolzen mit deutlichen Hardcore-Einflüssen. Erinnerungen an alte Helden wie Slayer oder Sepultura kommen nicht von ungefähr.
Im Kontrast dazu zeigt der Bandname, dass das Quintett über einen gesunden Humor verfügt. PETER GRUSEL UND DIE UNHEIMLICHEN ist klar an die Hauptfigur eines beliebten Kinderfernsehformats angelehnt und soll textlich auf die düsteren Seiten der menschlichen Existenz verweisen – dabei stets mit einem ironisch-zynischem Ansatz
PETER GRUSEL UND DIE UNHEIMLICHEN allerdings als "lustige Truppe" abzuspeisen, greift deutlich zu kurz. Das Debütalbum befasst sich in elf Songs nicht nur mit all dem Elend und der Grausamkeit, zu der Menschen fähig sind, sondern offenbart sich als musikalisch mitreißendes Gesamtwerk. Die Live-Qualitäten offenbaren sich spätestens beim Bonussong, der Live-Version von „Abattoir“, welche am 13. Mai 2016 im Vorprogramm von Pro-Pain entstand. Der Band kommt zugute, dass die Mitglieder bereits über viel musikalische Erfahrung verfügen, so leben sich die Musiker unter anderem in Bands wie Diary About My Nightmares oder Forever It Shall Be kreativ aus.
PETER GRUSEL UND DIE UNHEIMLICHEN ist handgemachte Aggression und die Vertonung einer Paranoia, irgendwas ginge in unserer Gesellschaft vor, vor dem man sich fürchten müsse.
http://www.petergrusel.de/    https://www.facebook.com/pegudu/
Lycanthropic Chants präsentiert am Freitag, den 26. August 2016 im s.v. Jugendhaus Ost in Wolfsburg ein tolles Paket bestehend aus vier Mit ihrer in Wolfsburg startender Europa-Tour bewerben REZET ihren dritten Langspieler. Thrash Metal wie aus den Zeiten der Entstehung dieses Genres wird hier ungezwungen, frisch und natürlich dargeboten. In den catchy Riffs hört man, dass die Band auch im zwölften Jahr ihres
Bestehens noch hoch motiviert ist! Begleitet werden die Nordlichter von SUFFOCATION OF SOUL aus Brasilien. Auch hier wird Thrash Metal der alten Schule gespielt – beim Durchlauf deren aktuellen Albums frug ich mich einige Male, warum die großen Bands nicht mehr solche Alben veröffentlichen?!
Außerdem freuen wir uns auf SLEDGEHAMMER NOSEJOB aus Hoogeveen in den Niederlanden.
Neben zwei uns altbekannten Gesichtern der Band MASSIVE ASSAULT (welche bereits diverse Male in Wolfsburg spielten) sind hier noch zwei weitere Musiker anderer nicht unbekannter Bands aus dem Land der Tulpen im Boot. D-Beat getriebener Death Metal mit Schwedensound – mir werden die Knie weich!
Beim lokalen Support DETHRASHION aus Hannover steht der erste Tonträger in den Startlöchern, es werden sicherlich ein paar Songs hiervon präsentiert! Wir sehen uns also am Freitag, den 26. August 2016 ab 19:00 Uhr gegen 10 EUR an der Abendkasse im selbsverwalteten Jugendhaus Ost in Wolfsburg. Like A Wolf
26. August 2016 live im s.v. Jugendhaus Ost in Wolfsburg:
REZET (Thrash Metal / Schleswig, GER)
SUFFOCATION OF SOUL (Thrash Metal / Poções, BRA
SLEDGEHAMMER NOSEJOB (Death Metal / Hoogeveen, NLD)
DETHRASHION (Death/Thrash / Hannover, GER)
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/885539608224399/
Flyer: http://lycanthropic.de/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/20160826.jpg
Info:  http://lycanthropic.de/2016/07/11/rezet-suffocation-of-soul-sledgehammer-nosejob-dethrashion/
HYPNOS unterschreibt wieder bei EINHEIT PRODUKTIONEN :  Die tschechischen Death Metaller HYPNOS haben für ihren fünften Longplayer “THE WHITECROW” einen neuen Vertrag bei EINHEIT PRODUKTIONEN unterzeichnet. Der Nachfolger des “HERETIC COMMANDO” Albums von 2012 wurde wieder mit dem norwegischen Produzent Børge Finstad aufgenommen, der durch seine Arbeit mit  MAYHEM, ARCTURUS und BORKNAGAR bekannt wurde. Gemischt wurden die Aufnahmen in seinem TOPROOM STUDIO. Das längste Album der Bandgeschichte enthält einige spezielle Gäste wie z.B. Christopher (Krabathor), Paul Speckmann (Master), V. Santura (Dark Fortress, Triptykon) oder Martin Missy (Protector). Als Veröffentlichungsdatum ist der 25. März 2017 geplant. Das Album wird  als  CD, Ltd. Digi-CD+DVD, Vinyl & Digital veröffentlicht.
Einheit Produktionen   PF 1101   03116 Drebkau    https://de-de.facebook.com/pages/Einheit-Produktionen/128789703817010
DEFUNTOS - "A ETERNA DANÇA DA MORTE"   : Genre:  DOOM METAL : DEFUNTOS sind zurück und sie laden zum ewigen Tanz des Todes (A Eterna Dança da Morte)! Das neueste Meisterwerk der portugiesischen Band lässt keine Wünsche offen: Sägende, beißende Saiten, monotone Drums, die einen tranceartigen Zustand hervorrufen, und eine Stimme, die wie das portugiesische schwarze Gegenstück zum Argentinier in der weißen Robe klingt.
DEFUNTOS erschaffen eine Atmosphäre, die einem unweigerlich den Tod und die Endlichkeit des Lebens vor Augen führt, indem sie den Hörer mit auf die akustische Reise durch das Capela dos Ossos (Beinhaus) in Portugal nimmt. Die Welt von DEFUNTOS ist verhüllt durch einen dichten grauen Nebel. Aber er besteht aus unzähligen Schattierungen von Grau, widergespiegelt in der Schwere der Lieder, die sich langsam über dem Hörer ausbreitet, hervorgerufen durch die pulsierenden Bass-Melodien, deren Rhythmen vom kraftvollen Schlagzeug tief in den Hörer getragen werden.
Das Herausragende an DEFUNTOS, die seit 2005 aktiv sind, ist nicht nur das konsequent hohe Niveau ihrer Veröffentlichungen, sondern dass sie mit ihrem nostalgisch klingenden und verschmelzenden Mix aus Doom & Black Metal eine morbide einzigartige Stimmung kreieren, von der andere Bands nur träumen können. Begleiten wir also DEFUNTOS in eine nostalgisch geprägte und vergessene Welt, in der die Zeit stehen geblieben ist.
Hat die Band auch vorher ihr schwarzes Gift bravourös unter ihre Hörerschaft gemischt, so haben sie mit ‚A Eterna Dança da Morte‘ den Schierlinsgbecher im Bereich Black/Doom Metal erschaffen. Komponiert und aufgenommen wurden die sechs Lieder nebst Intro zwischen 1915 und 1916. Im Februar selbigen Jahres wurde dem Material im spanischen Empty Hall Studio der letzte Schliff verpasst. Das Album erscheint als CD - mit 8 seitigem Booklet, als schweres Vinyl – in zwei Editionen und als Digital Version.
Line Up: 
Conde J. - Bass
Conde F. - Drums, Vocals
TRACKLIST 
1.Intro
2. A Vigília Fúnebre
3. A Reza da Tristeza
4. Barranco do Velho
5. Mortuária Procissão
6. A Eterna Dança da Morte
7. No Encalço da Lua Negra
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Decibel Magazine and Dark Descent Records have launched the full-album stream of Starspawn, the debut from Colorado's BLOOD INCANTATIONSTARSPAWN is a 30-minute cerebral whirlwind of powerful atmospheric death metal. The intense and otherworldly technical/ambient/funeral death metal of Starspawn leaves the listener feeling transcendentally disembodied at the end of an unknown dimension.
Produced entirely in analog, the energy and magnetism of live BLOOD INCANTATION is tangibly melting through the speakers, and the songwriting, production and performance constellations have all fully aligned. 
Listen to Starspawn in its entirety  here
Dark Descent Records is now taking pre-orders for Starspawn on digital, CD, vinyl and cassette formats. Purchase the album at  darkdescentrecords.com. 
www.facebook.com/Blood-incantation-508899805936788     www.darkdescentrecords.com    
PROSTERNATUR – “ ABYSSUS ABYSSUM INVOCATE “   : Genre - Black Metal  : Emerging from their deep roots placed within 90’s subversive sects, Prosternatur are a mysterious Secret Order from different countries across Europe.The enigmatic group of four members wish to remain anonymous. Preferring to say nothing, only the music speaks. This first ever offering entitled “Abyssus abyssum invocat”, is a full-length stunning work of oppressively dense & brooding Ritualistic Occult Black Metal perfection. Dissonant and suffocating atmospheres swirl and twist through a punishing and unsettling ambiance. A grueling din from Miasmic Blackened realms that tears at the desolate reaches of your subconscious. All songs deal with Spiritism, old occult Mysteries and old Rituals.
Maybe you can feel the smell of death on the songs.
TRACKLIST 
1.Hydragyrum
2. Mortification of the Flesh
3. Zoroastrianism
4. Eleusinian Mysteries
5. Scrying Mirror
6. Heterodox
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We have a new CD that arrived during the Ragnard Rock Festival where we had a merch stall ! It's the SPLIT CD between two old school hordes GUERRA TOTAL from Colombia and METALUCIFER from Japan !
Re-recorded tracks for GUERRA TOTAL, taken from the albums Antichristian Zombie Hordes, Nuklear Zombie Division and El Armageddon Continua. Japanese versions of METALUCIFER old tracks, taken from Heavy Metal Hunter and Heavy Metal Hunting ! A killer artwork from El Atolinga from GOATSKULL !
Listen on Bandcamp :  https://forgottenwisdomprod.bandcamp.com/album/split-cd
Out now :
GUERRA TOTAL/METALUCIFER split CD
BELENOS (France) "Spicilège" 12"LP
GHAST (Uk) "Terrible Cemetery" 12"LP
LUSTRATION (Australia) "Jesus Bethlemitus Maledictus" CD
Out next :
SABBAT/GOATSKULL (Japan/Mexico) split 7"EP
www.forgottenwisdomprod.com     https://www.facebook.com/pages/Forgotten-Wisdom-Productions/326075960743851
HELLSCHAWADRON – “STORMING OBLITERATION”    : Genre:  Thrash / Black Metal  : Hellschwadron is a new project featuring the members of Battle Dagorath (Avantgarde Music). A German / American assault of Old School War Thrash Metal, Hellshwadron emerges from the depths of ruin to strike a hammer blow with “Storming Obliteration”. This fierce & unrelenting debut album features 14 addictive anthems that combine the best elements of 80”s Thrash, Death, Black and Heavy Metal. Machine-gun Heavy Metal thrash hooks with great production, this raw blast of detonation smashes the front with a rocket barrage of pure old school heavy thrash riffing! All lyrics strictly dealing with World War I & World War II. Hellschwadron celebrates the rumbling in the skies, the hail of gunfire, and the distant roar of war that awaits. Hellschwadron is the sound of armored forces blown up over mines!
Line Up: 
B: War-Vocals & War-Lyrics
Z: War-Music & Sound
TRACKLIST 
1.Doomed to Encirclement
2. This Is War
3. Killed, Wounded and Missing
4. Horizon of Destruction    
5. Fury of the Enemy
6. Incendiary Bombs of Ruin    
7. Will Die Before We Surrender     
8. We Hold This Bridgehead    
9. Within These Trenches   
10. Storming Obliteration    
11. Attack upon Command
12. Into Hellfire     
13. Infiltration
14. Final Devastation 
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Greek legion NOX FORMULAE will release its debut album, THE HIDDEN PATHS TO BLACK ECSTASY, September 16 via Dark Descent Records.  NOX FORMULAE is an emanation of the well of N.O.X, the darkest aspect of the Draconian /Typhonian Principle which applies to the mystical Black Magical Formula of XONOX. NOX FORMULAE stands as the outer part of an esoteric clan - a Red Black sect driven by Luciferian fanaticism, mission of whom is to establish the Ruler of Atlantis in the human subconscious. By enthroning the Dragon, the gates for those emerging from the Shadow of O.D. will open widely to this world.
The Hidden Paths to Black Ecstasy is a true sonic grimoire (and should be treated as an actual book of Dark Magic) which ,for the first time in music and literature, reveals secrets of the Shadow Chiefs - the Shadow Allies: Βeings who reside in the Death Plane ruled by the Black Dragon. A plane illuminated by the rays of the shining, all seeing Eye of Drakon.
Dark Descent Records has launched the premiere of album track "Hidden Clan NXN - Part A: Eleven Rays of Sorat; Part B: Black Magic Assault." Stream this two-part ritual at
darkdescentrecords.bandcamp.com/album/the-hidden-paths-to-black-ecstasy
Through exploration of the unfiltered subconscious, we can find and contact those extra-dimensional Entities in order to receive the Wisdom for the existence of Man as well as Dark Magical Intuition and Inspiration in a form of parapsychic powers. By entering their realms or by evoking them to our world we deal with utmost, nightmarish Darkness. But there in, we will find the lost crown of Lucifer and the hidden gems of forbidden black Gnosis.
This offering of ritualistic black metal will be available on CD/LP/Digital formats.
www.facebook.com/NoxFormulae   www.darkdescentrecords.com     www.facebook.com/DarkDescentRecords 
Polish death/grind band F.A.M. have returned! The band have teamed up with the highly esteemed blog Transcending Obscurity to reveal their new track "Let's Share A Cigarette", a two-minute blast from their forthcoming album HUMAN CARGO, which will be released on Deformeathing Productions on September 3rd 2016.
The site commented that the track "is reminiscent of the type of bottom heavy attack Napalm Death has been utilizing for the last decade or so, but there are some well-timed breaks where the instrumentals slow things down into chugging brutal death metal territory."
Listen to "Let's Share A Cigarette" at this location:  
http://tometal.com/song-premiere-polish-deathgrind-band-f-a-m/
Pre-order Human Cargo here: 
https://deformeathingproduction.bandcamp.com/album/fam-human-cargo-dp-019cd
F.A.M. (Furor Arma Minsitrat)  was founded by ex-DISSENTER members Mlody and Stoker in 2005. The first recorded material called "Panzergrind", was recorded in 2006 and then in 2007 "Bullet(in)", the band's debut record  was released. Since the release of the debut album, the band has made several line-up changes and performed with bands such as Napalm Death, Disfear, Hail of Bullets, Sinister and Squash Bowels.
Line-up:
Zajcew – Vox
Nelek – gitar
Maciek – bass
Darek Młody - drums
https://www.facebook.com/FAMdeathgrind
TORRID HUSK AND END ANNOUNCE NEW FULL-LENGTH SPLIT : West Virginia’s Torrid Husk and Athens’ End have teamed up for a transatlantic behemoth of a split; named Swallow Matewan, it will be devouring listeners whole come September. The record will land on September 23rd on Grimoire Records, with Arcane Angels and Underground Soundscapes releasing it on vinyl and cassette in Europe.
The split has been in the making for a couple of years, both bands admiring the other’s distinctive contribution to black metal. They are an excellent pairing, sharing a vision for their art but each holding a strong individual identity.
Torrid Husk's wild, densely layered style evokes the forested mountains that they come from; the combination of extreme tempos, vicious death metal drumming and intricate guitars painting a harsh landscape. This is their first recording with a second guitarist - new member Miles Craft - whose presence brings striking intricacy to the guitar lines. Blending atmospheric black metal with the pummeling intensity of technical death metal, Torrid Husk's side will appeal to fans of Abyssal, Krallice and Anicon.
On side B, End crafts a uniquely Hellenic blend of atmospheric black metal infused with Nordic influences, at times reminiscent of Celtic Frost and Carpathian Forest. Their veteran line-up includes members of Nechochwen, Dephosphorous and Ravencult. In a nod to the old gods of extreme metal, their side closes with a unique interpretation of the 1983 Amebix song 'Winter'.
Comprising of three weighty tracks from each band, Swallow Matewan is a deep experience. The churning seas on the album cover evoke the shared turbulence that each band brings to their style; riffs tumble and tear at each other over relentless and intricate drumming, and vocals from both are harsh and sharp as an ocean gale. Both bands understand the importance of the eye of the storm, however; delicate moments of respite punctuate both sides of the split, allowing just enough time for the next bout of brutality to hit just as hard as the last.
Released by Torrid Husk’s long time label Grimoire Records, the split has a clearness enabled by their excellent in-house mastering. It is Grimoire’s first release, however, that wasn’t entirely recorded and produced in-house: while Torrid Husk and Grimoire label head Noel Mueller returned to the same secluded cabin in which they recorded 2014’s Caesious, End recorded their side at home in Greece. This displacement of setting only serves to highlight the two bands’ affinity, as the two sides flow together impeccably in spite of it.
To get a chance to see Torrid Husk in the flesh, they’ll be performing at this year’s second edition of Shadow Woods Metal Fest in White Hall, Maryland (Sept 15-18, 2016)
TORRID HUSK is:
Jon - Bass, synth
Miles - Guitar, synth
Tyler - Guitar, synth, vocals
Tony - Drums.
END is:
Aaron Carey - Vocals
Draenzarth - Guitars, Bass, Synths,Vocals
Maelstrom - Drums
Side A of “Swallow Matewan” was engineered, mixed and mastered by Noel Mueller in the fall of 2015. Side B was mixed at Moth Studio (GR) and mastered by Noel Mueller in the spring of 2016. Vocals recorded by Andrew D' Cagna at Sacred Sound Studio (OH).  All music & lyrics on Side B by Draenzarth. Additional Guitar on Virga and synth on Existential Litany by Ayloss. © 2016 Grimoire Records. Art by Sergio Padovani.
CRYFEMAL – “ INCREIBLES TORMENTOS  :  Genre - Black Metal  : Cryfemal is Ebola. For 20 years Spain’s Cryfemal has tormented the underground with his masterful brand of raw & bone-chilling hypnotic cult black metal. Cryfemal ushers in a musical nightmare of ghastly & haunting morbid decay from the crypts of hell. Cryfemal is the master of Necro Funebre Astral Black Metal. This Mercenary Musik / Symbolic Art Productions special re-release of Cryfemal’s 5th studio full-length comes on the heals of his recent signing to legendary French Metal label “Osmose Productions” and coincides with his recent performance at America’s premiere Metal Festival “Maryland Deathfest.”  See you at the graveyard!
Line Up: 
Ebola – All Instruments, Vocals
TRACKLIST 
1.Delirio Funerario
2. Orgasmos de Molestacion
3. Pudricion de Enemigos
4. Horrible & Violenta Demolicion
5. Negro Metal
6. Viaje a Las Estrellas
7. El Camino
8. Alucinacion
9. Barranco de Badajoz
10. Manifesto de Espiritus 
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HARM - "THE EVIL"  Genre:  Death Metal : The long awaited new HARM album is finaly out now, ultra heavy mid-thempo Death Metal anywhere between Celtic Frost, Master and a few old swedish ones.
Straight oldschool like expected.
Harm was founded in october 2009 by Solvernus (Ex-Nebiros/Ex-Vulgar Degenerate), Stefan (Ex-Muerte/Ex-Gorerilla/Violation Domain),  Fabian (Ex-Muerte/Ex-Gorerilla) and Barkley (Ex-Morvan/Ex-Gorerilla/Ex-Violation Domain). 5 months later, the first promo was recorded at "Knicki Knacki Studios" with 8 kickass oldschool death-metal songs. After that, Harm played some gigs in their hometown Berlin, Germany. In september 2011 Harm signed at "FDA Rekotz".  My Chainsaw not!!! Due to personal reasons the former members Stefan (guitar) and Fabian (bass) left the band. Replacement was found in Moloch (guitar) and Felix (bass). In october 2013 "FDA Rekotz" released Harm's first full length Album "Cadaver Christi", which was assumed with positive feedback.
TRACKLIST 
01-Vlad the Impaler
02-Knife Penetration
03-The Evil
04-Undead World Crusade
05-City of the Dead
06-God Forgives - My Chainsaw Not
07-Gutted like a Dear
08-Dead Body Love
09-First Blood 1918
10-Panzer Apocalypse
Line Up: 
Solvernus - Drums   
Blitzkrieg Barkley - Vocals
Moloch - Guitars   
Felix – Bass
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DEPRIVE (Spain) - 'TEMPLE OF THE LOST WISDOM'   : Genre - Old School Death Metal  :  For fans of - Amorphis, Hypocrisy, Paradise Lost, Gorement :
'TEMPLE OF THE LOST WISDOM' is the latest output by DEPRIVE, recreating the early '90s melancholy in death metal akin to early Paradise Lost, Amorphis, Hypocrisy, My Dying Bride, Morbid Angel, Convulse, Cemetery and first Darkthrone. Dank and thick, the texture of the music is just sublime; it allows for the festering of your negative emotions while allowing for enough fire for action to take place. The death metal music cradles the melancholic bits to perfection. It is rare for emotive value to exist in death metal that's not completely of melodic nature, and Deprive show great depth and stirring quality. Released again on Memento Mori (Spain), this is rich, organic death metal music that is at once memorable and stimulating. 
Track list: 
1. Other Earth
2. A Mournful Prophecy
3. Vortex of Repulsion
4. Doomed Tears of Humanity
5. Hyperborean Serenades - The Elder Race Mystery
6. Gospel of the Black Sun
7. Temple of the Lost Wisdom
8. Fall of Atlantis
9. A Desperate Praise
10. Incarnation of the Macabre
Line up: 
Erun Dagoth - All instruments / Vocals
Memento Mori Label Official Site
Memento Mori Label Facebook
Deprive Facebook

Many thanks!
  Kunal Choksi  Owner/Label head/Artist Transcending Obscurity - webzine, record label and PR company   
www.tometal.com    www.facebook.com/transcendingobscurity
UNGOD - "BEWITCHED BY SINS AND LUST" Genre:  Black Metal : Ungod is active since 1992, in 2016 they will release a new full length album with nine tracks of fast and raw Black Metal. Ungod will play their 1st show ever in Houston/Texas/USA in July. A first show in germany will follow in Dresden and Oberhausen.
TRACKLIST 
01.Inner sight
02. Of light and darkness
03. Possessed in trance
04. Of flesh, blood and brimstone
05. Bewitched by sind and lust
06. Path of the apocalyptic
07. Dust on the cross
08. When darkness dims the sky above
09. Blessed by the whore
Line Up: 
Sulphur Irae - Bass
Baal - Vocals
Condemptor - Drums
Cryptic Tormentor – Guitars
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