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DECEMBRE NOIR – Track-by-Track Teil 1 online!  DECEMBRE NOIR aus Thüringen werden am 12.08.2016 ihr neues und heiß erwartetes Death/Doom Album „FORSAKEN EARTH“ über FDA Rekotz / Soulfood veröffentlichen.
Das Album wurde erneut in den Chameleon Studios in Hamburg und den Chemical Burn Studios in Bad Kösen vom Project Mayhem produziert, aufgenommen, gemischt und gemastert.
Ab heute könnt ihr euch den ersten Teil des Track-by-Track zum Album anschauen und so interessante Einblicke in das Album bekommen:   https://youtu.be/ZN04gn91scI
„Forsaken Earth“ erscheint am 12.08.2016 als CD / Digipak / Digital über FDA Rekotz / Soulfood.
Der Vorverkauf läuft bereits über
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FIMBULVET – HEIDENHERZ (Digi-2-CD/Digital) : The Thuringian band´s legendary first two albums „Ewiger Winter“ and „Der Ruf in goldene Hallen“ including 4 exclusive bonus tracks, only to be found on this release.
Out: Sept. 2nd 2016
SURTURS LOHE – SEELENHEIM (Digi-CD/Ltd. Box/Digital) :  In celebration of the 20th anniversary of existence the nature-loving Pagan Metal band from Thuringia (Germany), their new opus will be released as Digi CD as well as a limited box incl. patch, poster, 2 bonus tracks and the remastered „Urda“ demo.  Out: Sept. 2nd 2016
Einheit Produktionen  PF 1101   03116 Drebkau   www.einheit-produktionen.de    
PETER GRUSEL UND DIE UNHEIMLICHENwerden ihr neues, selbstbetiteltes Album am 30.09.2016 via Kernkraftritter Records (Vertrieb: Alive) veröffentlichen. Bereits jetzt gibt es den Titeltrack zum reinhören: 
https://soundcloud.com/kernkraftritter/peter-grusel-und-die-unheimlichen-waste-of-skin
Alle weiteren Infos zu PETER GRUSEL UND DIE UNHEIMLICHEN findet ihr auf den folgenden Seiten:
PETER GRUSEL UND DIE UNHEIMLICHEN auf Facebook
PETER GRUSEL UND DIE UNHEIMLICHEN Homepage
Kernkraftritter Records auf Facebook
Viele Grüße, Jan & Metal Promotions Metal Promotions   www.metal-promotions.de
MARTYRION - "OUR DYSTOPIA" :  Wir schreiben das Jahr 2153. Die Welt liegt in Schutt und Asche. Die Apokalypse ist über die Menschheit gekommen und es gibt nur noch wenige Überlebende..“
Diese Szenerie ist es, die sich MARTYRION aus Köln annehmen. Die Band existiert seit 2006; um ihren jetzigen Stil und die aktuelle Besetzung zu finden, haben sie viele Umbrüche und Wandlungen durchlebt.
Kurze Zeit nach der Gründung konnten die ersten Konzerte mit eigenen Songs in Köln gespielt werden. Ende 2011 erschien das selbst produzierte Album „Refugium: Exile“ und innerhalb der nächsten zwei Jahre spielen Martyrion weitere Konzerte in Köln und belegen beim „Local Heroes NRW Contest“ den zweiten Platz.
2012 und 2013 kommt es zu verschiedenen Wechseln an der Sängerfront. Anfang 2013 stößt David dazu und bringt mit seinem Engagement und seiner Stimme frischen Wind in die Band.
Im März 2013 erscheint die EP „A New Beginning“, die sowohl alte als auch neue Songs beinhaltet und auf der David’s Stimme das erste Mal zu hören ist. Es folgen zahlreiche Konzerte, auch außerhalb von Köln und die Band schafft es, immer mehr Fans für sich sich zu gewinnen. Bei einem weiteren Bandcontest „Rhein-Berg rockt“ erreichen Martyrion den zweiten Platz.
2015 werden unter anderem die Bühnen vom Out&Loud Festival und Metal Frenz Open Air bespielt und das zweite Album „Our Dystopia“ geschrieben und produziert.
Anfang 2016 unterschreibt die Band beim Essener Plattenlabel „Boersma-Records“, das „Our Dystopia“ am 26.8.2016 veröffentlichen wird. Außerdem wird im März 2016 das Debutalbum „Refugium: Exile“ noch einmal neu aufgenommen und veröffentlicht.
Musikalisch gesehen bewegt sich die Band im Genre Melodic Death Metal, bedient aber in ihren Songs verschiedene Subgenres. Neben einprägsamen Melodien und kraftvollen Soli steht die Atmosphäre der Songs im Vordergrund, was durch spezielles Songwriting und den Einsatz von Interludien abgerundet wird. Durch das Spiel zwischen schnellen und langsamen Parts innerhalb der Songs wird zudem ein facettenreiches Arrangement geschaffen, das die Hörer der Musik in den Bann zieht. Das Szenario einer post-apokalyptischen Welt spiegelt sich zum einen in den Texten wieder, die den menschlichen Makel thematisieren und den Menschen als solchen kritisieren, ohne dabei den Boden zu verlieren und ohne die genreüblichen Klischees zu bedienen. Zum anderen bringt die Band dieses Szenario auch auf die Bu?hne und somit vor das Auge des Betrachters. So treten die fünf Mitglieder der Band stets in abgestimmten Outfits – fast schon Kampfanzügen – auf, die individuell angepasst sind und dem Zuschauer so das Gesamtbild einer post-apokalyptischen Welt vermitteln. Der Einsatz von Blut und Tarnschminke rundet dies dann nochmal ab.
http://www.martyrion.com/    https://www.facebook.com/MartyrionOfficial/
Echoes And Dust ( http://echoesanddust.com/2016/07/exclusive-track-stream-throes-of-dawn-lifelines/ ) is premiering the first single from the upcoming THROES OF DAWN album.
The song "Lifelines" is an authentic gem of surreal and majestic atmospheres.
“OUR VOICES SHALL REMAIN” will be realeased by ARGONAUTA RECORDS on August 20th 2016, in a luxury three panels packaging
Preorders are running herehttp://bit.ly/29hf1c2
TRACKLIST:
01 Mesmerized
02 We Used to Speak in Colours
03 Lifelines
04 The Understanding
05 Our Voices Shall Remain
06 One of Us is Missing
07 The Black Wreath of Mind
A smart official teaser of the album can be seen here:  https://youtu.be/vMFiMEs2jUM
THROES OF DAWN will have the release show on August 20th at DARK BOMBASTIC EVENING in Romania, among bands as Dodheimsgard, In the Woods, Draconian and more.
www.argonautarecords.com   www.facebook.com/throesofdawn
DEMONSTEALER (International) - 'THIS BURDEN IS MINE' : Genre - Progressive Death/Thrash Metal :  For fans of - Nile, Soilwork, Demonic Resurrection, Fleshgod Apocalypse, Ade
 Sahil Makhija aka Demonstealer, helming bands like Demonic Resurrection and Reptilian Death, teams up with none other than George Kollias of Nile fame on drums, to release a groundbreaking album in 'This Burden is Mine'. With a vast experience and multiple instrument proficiency, Demonstealer, on the new album creates music that surpasses simple genre categorization, for this is a new blend of styles from all over - from death metal to thrash metal, laced with elegant and stunning atmospheric parts, propelled by the world class drumming of the legend George Kollias. This is a new epic coming from the biggest names in not just the region but also worldwide, and this could very well be a tour de force, the album we've all been waiting for. The album showcases rare maturity, with Demonstealer indulging in melodic solos and accentuating them with moments of clean vocals. This is easily the most ambitious release to come out from these parts and it's imperative to give 'This Burden of Mine' a check.
Credits: 
Artwork - Michal 'Xaay' Loranc (Behemoth, Vader, Nile, Demonic Resurrection)
Recording - Mastering done by Victor Bullock at Woodshed Studios, Germany (Triptykon, Obscura, etc.)
Drums recorded by George Kollias at Soundtrap Studios, Greece
Mixed by Sahil Makhija at Demonic Studios, India
Album lineup:
Demonstealer - Vocals/Guitars/Keys
Ashwin Shriyan - Bass
George Kollias – Drums
Track list: 
1. How The Mighty Have Fallen
2. An Unforgiving Truth
3. When The Hope Withers And Dies
4. This Burden Is Mine
5. Frail Fallible
6. The Failures Of Man
7. Where Worlds End
8. The Last Jester Dance
9. From Rubble And Ruin
Official Demonstealer Site
Official Demonstealer Bandcamp
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Thank you very much!  Kunal Choksi
  Label head/Editor/PR rep  Transcending Obscurity - webzine, record label and PR company    
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WHILE SUN ENDS -  “TERMINUS'BERGAMO “  (Italy)  GENRE: Progressive, Post Death Metal      FFO: Opeth, Katatonia, Manes, Isis, Cult of Luna, Novembre, Sunpocrisy etc.
We are pleased to announce that we will release Terminus, the new album by Italian progressive Death Metal band WHILE SUN ENDS. The tracks on the album cross the sound-spectrum and combine beautiful female vocals with death metal growls. While the album does span across a number of genres, the sound is quite similar in style to bands such as Katatonia, Opeth, Isis and Ihsahn. Terminus is the first album to feature new singer Stefania Torino and will be released on August 26 2016.
Terminus is the second full-length album by WHILE SUN ENDS. It contains 8 tracks written between 2012 and 2015 The album was mixed by Riccardo “Paso” Pasini (Ephel Duath, Handful of Hate, Blindead, Sunpocrisy...) at Studio73 (Ravenna – Italy) and mastered by Collin Jordan (Voivod, Pelican, Eyehategod, Ministry) at Boiler Room Studio (Chicago).
This work is a journey through knowledge, an act which builds cyclic ties with contacts, experiences and memory.
Thrown into existence and experiencing detachment, we realize that we are not alone, therefore, we find a measure to judge and love all that is around us, learning to tell what belongs to us from what doesn’t.
As our point of view is unique and not universal, we acknowledge that we can’t reach ultimate knowledge, but only a personal concept of reality, through which consciousness flows. That’s how we fit in the scheme of our society, which is the sum of all individualities and the place where perspectives collide and merge.
In the end, the recollection of what has been, makes us realize that our achievements in life are our actual starting points.
Terminus was chosen for the album title as this is the first album with the current members.
The word also means destination. In other words, the concept of this album is that somehow, departure and arrival match one another.
While Sun Ends is:
Stefania Torino - Vocals & Flute
Massimo Tedeschi - Guitars
Diego Marchesi - Guitars & Vocals
Carlo Leone - Bass, Vocals & EFX
Enrico Brugali – Drums
www.wooaaargh.com/whilesunends   www.whilesunends.bandcamp.com/album/terminus     www.youtube.com/watch?v=aZ4cMTOnzcU  
Greyhaze Records has announced the October 7 reissue of SARCOFAGO's DIE HARD on vinyl LP format. Beautifully packaged as a double-LP with Gatefold Jacket, the album will be available on black and limited-edition yellow vinyl, including an over-sized booklet and poster, as well as liner notes by SARCOFAGO front man Wagner Antichrist. 
Pre-order Die Hard at this location.
Die Hard is the only official, comprehensive collection of SARCOFAGO's demos. It includes material that had never before been made available, such as the band's very first demo recording, as well as material recorded for Rotting and The Laws of Scourge. SARCOFAGO's influence and legacy in the realm of Extreme Metal cannot be overstated. Classics like INRI, Rotting, and The Laws of Scourge have paved the way for a large number of bands spanning various genres such as Black and Death Metal. The band's demos have been shamelessly bootlegged for decades and demand for an official demos collection has been constant. 
Greyhaze Records has also partnered with artist Zbigniew Bielak (GHOST, WATAIN, etc.) to create the artwork for a very limited slipcase version of the vinyl reissue. Bielak had this to say about the project:
"It is always a thrill to work for a band that has shaped one's taste in music. Despite disbanding many years ago, still Sarcofago are the treasured ore to some of the most volatile fuel for the extreme metal scene. To me INRI may very well be the sole desert island album pick, when it comes to metal in general. Demos leading up to it's tainted conception, are among my favourite underground recordings, and its a great honor to be entrusted to contribute artwork for their long overdue official release." Check out more Zbignew Bielak at  www.facebook.com/zbigniewmbielak.
Greyhaze Records previously reissued Die Hard on Digipak CD and is available for purchase from the Greyhaze Store.
Stream Die Hard in its entirety at  https://greyhazerecords.bandcamp.com/album/die-hard
Track list:
1- Intro da Satanas
2- Satanas
3- Nightmare
4- Third Slaughter
5- Intro da Satanas
6- Satanas
7- Nightmare
8- Third Slaughter
9- Intro
10- Satanas
11- Nightmare
12- Third Slaughter
13-  The Black Vomit
14- INRI
15- Christ's Death
16- Desecration of Virgin
17- Satanic Lust
18- Alcoholic Coma
19- Secrets of a Window
20- Satanic Lust (Instrumental)
Finnish grind masters CANNIBAL ACCIDENT have teamed up with We Love Metal to stream "Dawn of the Dead", a track from their upcoming compilation album ENCYCLOPEDIA CANNIBALICIUM: Minimal Results With Maximal Effort.  The album is a compilation of the group's past recordings and will be released on July 29th 2016 to coincide with their European tour.
Listen to "Dawn of the Dead" here: 
https://www.welovemetal.com/newsite/wordpress/2016/07/19/exclusive-premiere-dawn-of-the-dead-by-cannibal-accident/
Buy Encyclopedia Cannibalicium: Minimal Results With Maximal Effort here: 
http://www.recordshopx.com/artist/cannibal_accident/encyclopaedia_cannibalicum_minimal_results_with_maximal_efforts/#472494
GRINDFUCKING RITUAL TOUR 2016:
 Fri 22/7 - RC Brooklyn - Brno (Cze)
Sat 23/7 - Pub Korba - Katowice (Pol)
Sun 24/7 - Pub Grodzka 42 - Krakow (Pol)
Mon 25/7 - Ozi Pub - Zory (Pol)
Wed 27/7 - Garage Pub, Tarnow (Pol)
Thu 28/7 - Rakwa Music Club, Roznava (Slk)
Fri 29/7 - Music Club Bezv - Jihlava (Cze)
Sat 30/7 - MC Fabrika - Ceske Budejovice (Cze)
Sun 31/7 - Orthodox Club - Mlada Boleslav (Cze)
Past praise for Cannibal Accident:
"28 minutes of gory death-grind, performed passionately and playfully by a trio of Finns who have actually been doing this since 2007.  Their music sounds like their album art looks – like a ghoul-possessed intestinal tract giving violent birth to even more grisly demon-innards, rending flesh without end.  If you’re gonna gore-grind, this is how you should do it:  phlegmy-wet and funny as hell."-DECIBEL
"How does one make a typical grindcore track, more fun than it already is? Cannibal Accident’s answer to this conundrum, is to pile in sections that are irresistible to mosh to. Amidst the fast, chaotic grind riffs are well placed parts that infect the listener with grooves so infectious, that dashing madly into the nearest person (or object) becomes mandatory. A demented sense of humour is to be expected from bands of this style and Cannibal Accident bring it in spades"-Transcending Obscurity
"Allow me to describe Ritual Paprika in just a few words: Gross. Raw. Extremely catchy. If you don’t find yourself nodding your head and pumping your fist at some point during these 16 tracks of gory grind/death metal, you may just be too old to party anymore."-Toilet ov Hell
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The title track off STARSPAWN, the full-length debut from Colorado death metal band BLOOD INCANTATION is now streaming at InvisibleOranges.com. 
The album is already receiving critical acclaim by metal journalists across the globe, including IO scribe Jon Rosenthal who calls the album "violent, ethereal, heavy, world-class death metal."
Experience "Starspawn" at this location.
Produced entirely in analog, the energy and magnetism of live BLOOD INCANTATION is tangibly melting through the speakers, and the songwriting, production and performance constellations have all fully aligned. 
Dark Descent Records will release the album on CD, vinyl, cassette and digital formats. 
The Stargate opens 8.19.16
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PAUL CHAIN - "ALKAHEST"  Genre:  Doom Metal  :  A completely self-taught multi-instrumentalist, he started playing the keyboard in 1968, the drums in 1970, guitar and bass in 1972, and became a vocalist in 1980. In 1977, together with Steve Sylvester, he founded Death SS, the historic Italian rock group known for its unique fusion of rock, horror theater and the occult.
Steve left the band in 1982, and was replaced by Sanctis Ghoram. By now the group had undergone a significant change; Paul had abandoned the occult and the band took an anti-satanic stance. The fans and the press didn’t understand this change of heart and continued to associate the band with the occult, made easy by the release of the Evil Metal 7” EP (their producer insisted on the title) in 1983.
At the same time a series of mysterious and ominous events threatened the stability of the group, and in 1984 Chain announced the break-up of Death SS, right at the precipice of a foreign record deal.
Paul Chain Violet Theatre made its debut in the same year with the legendary Detaching from Satan EP on Minotauro Records. The EP was Chain’s official manifest of his ideological about-face, and the first evidence of the artist’s continuous musical evolution.
Back in 1979, and as a member of Death SS, Chain founded the Paul Chain Group, an artistic project open to the widest and varied of musical influences with a propensity for improvisation, which makes up the artist’s stylistic and musical soul. With the Paul Chain Group, Chain started to develop his phonetic language style of singing.
The album marked the debut of a new approach to his band, and is a characteristic that will follow him throughout his career: no longer does he work with stable bandmates; rather he has a more or less consistent roster of musicians and collaborators (comprising ex-members of Death SS) that contribute to each album, or even to each track.
The vast number of releases in the years that followed (entrusted to other labels besides Minotauro) continued to incorporate various musical styles, from doom to psychedelic, from electronica to space rock, from prog-folk to speed metal.
It is worth noting that many of these stylistic facets were often found on the same album which often disoriented the listeners and critics who were not yet ready for such stylistic contaminations and digressions.
The name Paul Chain Violet Theatre, used for their first four albums, became simply Paul Chain in 1987; and in 1998 Chain began the side projects Paul Chain Experimental Information and Paul Chain The Improvisor.
The first represented particular musical experiments and collaborations, the second was a live act that showed Chain’s passion for improvisation. In 1992 Chain founded the cult label Day Records, a personal recording studio with the goal of achieving better artistic self-production. The project quickly became a point of referral for numerous underground Italian bands of various musical extractions, to whom Chain offered himself as producer.
This renewed technical and expressive freedom solidified in 1994 with the semi-electronic Dies Irae; but it was with 1995’s Alkahest that Chain gathered the greatest consensus of his career. It was solid and compact doom, and boasts the participation of Cathedral’s Lee Dorrian.
In the years that follow, Chain’s growing international fame allowed him to produce Semefo/Humus (Mexico) and to collaborate with Scott ‘Wino’ Weinrich (Obsessed, Saint Vitus) on two tracks for 2003’s Unreleased Volume 2. But all of this was posthumous work – by now Paolo Catena had announced the death of his alter-ego Paul Chain, further detaching and distancing himself from his past.
Fed up with society and the music business, Catena withdrew into a partial artistic hermitage, continuing to self-produce records of experimental rock under the name P.C. Translate and Paul Cat, and simply Paolo Catena. Most recently he has developed an interest in experimental video, abstract painting (he has been painting since the 70s) and electronic/ambient music.
His artistic path, eternally marked by musical evolutions and improvisations, pacifism and ambience, against the dehumanization of modern society, continues today, detached from the clamor of the modern world, and surging with positive energy.
TRACKLIST 
01 Roses of Winter
02 Living Today
03 Sand Glass
04 Three Water
05 Reality 1
06 Voyage to Hell
07 Static End
08 Lake Without Water
09 Sepulchral Life
10 Electric Funeral (bonus track)
Line Up: 
Paul Chain Guitar
Lee Dorrian Vocals in tracks 6,7,8 and 9
Fabrice Francese Bass
Mario Mariani Keyboards
Lux Spitfire Drums
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DECEMBRE NOIR – Video zu „SMALL.TOWN.DEPRESSION“ online! Die thüringische Death/Doom Ausnahmeband DECEMBRE NOIR wird am 12.08.2016 ihr neues und heiß erwartetes Album „Forsaken Earth“ über FDA Rekotz / Soulfood veröffentlichen.
Das Album wurde in den Chameleon Studios in Hamburg und den Chemical Burn Studios in Bad Kösen vom Project Mayhem produziert, aufgenommen, gemischt und gemastert.
Bereits heute könnt ihr euch vorab schon mal mit dem düsteren Video zu „Small.Town.Depression“ in Stimmung bringen:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-eyOoqTvoO8
„Forsaken Earth“ erscheint am 12.08.2016 als CD / Digipak / Digital über FDA Rekotz / Soulfood.
Der Vorverkauf läuft bereits über
 
WWW.FDA-REKOTZ.COM ,  es gibt limitierte Editionen und CD/Shirt Bundles. Seid schnell!
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SAD THEORY - "VÉRMINA AUDIOCLASTIA PÓSTUMA" :  Genre:  Death Metal : Sad Theory is a brazilian death metal band formed in 1998 in Curitiba, Brazil. It had its first stint from 1998 to 2008 when four studio albums were recorded: "The Lady and the Torch" (2002), "A Madrigal of Sorrow" (2004), "Biomechanical" (2006) and "Descrítica Patológica" (2008). In this period, the band achieved local notoriety with its disticntive blend of genres as well as its lyrical content, which focused on literature, poetry and other forms of art. The band performed regularly until disabanded in 2008, an event that delayed the release of their 4th album by four years.
After an hiatus of seven years, the band returned as a duo, with Claudio "Guga" Rovel continuing as singer, with Alysson Irala in charge of all compositions and instrumentations. They released "Vérmina Audioclastia Póstuma" (2015). For the album, the duo used a drum machine, and asked Irala's student and longtime band fan Daniel Franco to share lyrical duties with Guga. Soon after the album recording, Daniel Franco joined as a full member, playing bass guitar.
"Vérmina Audioclastia Póstuma" is a conceptual album that describes the journey of an unnamed protagonist from full health through illness to death. Its lyrics are in portuguese as it was with its fourth album. It draws from a scale used in medicine to assess the patient's health state (Karnofsky). The band also used in the album's lyrics a full poem of brazilian 19th century simbolist poet João da Cruz e Sousa - "Tédio".
Presently, they are in the process of completing their line-up for resuming live concerting. Also they are already in studio, recording its sixth installment, planning to release it by the second semester of 2016.
Line up
Cláudio "Guga" Rovel - Vocals
Alysson Irala - Guitars, Bass, Drum programming
TRACKLIST 
01 Karnofsky 100-71 (Arrogância Epistemológica)
02 Algofobia
03 Morte! Cínico! Expiação!
04 Karnofsky 70-41 (Ícaro)
05 Acalanto (Soothing Memories)
06 Tempos de Cólera
07 Tédio
08 Psicose
09 Vilipêndio Afetivo
10 Karnofsky 40-0 (Êxito Letal)
11 Vérmina Audioclastia Póstuma
Links: 
FACEBOOK   YOUTUBE
SEEDNA (Sweden) - 'FORLORN'  : Genre - Atmospheric Black Metal : Seedna from Sweden are changing the perception of the black metal genre. They've crafted a beautiful full length album that's intuitively tempered with harsh as well as soothing moments, taking influences from outside the genre but blending it in flawlessly. The 'hourglass' on the cover symbolizes the continuation of life after death; the album is strangely nostalgic yet refreshing, as if we're getting back memories of a past birth. There's the familiarity of the black metal genre but a tingling sense of freshness to it, which makes you want to experience it to the fullest, live life all over again. The album, with its well-timed alternating interludes, only embraces you completely, as you begin to lose track of time and reality. This one shatters the binding norms and creates music that elevates the soul to new realms. Almost akin to a spiritual journey, 'Forlorn' is full of revelations, as you go unprepared but expecting perchance a life-redeeming experience, one that will bring you closer to the attainment of nirvana. 
Album Line-up:
Olle: Vocals and Ritual Instruments 
Erik: Bass 
Gabriel: Guitar 
Johan: Drums 
Max: Guitar
Track list:
1. Hourglass 
2. Wander
3. Passage 
4. Frozen 
5. Eternal 
6. Abyss 
7. O 
Transcending Obscurity Official Site
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Many thanks in advance! Kunal Choksi Owner/Label head/Artist Transcending Obscurity - webzine, record label and PR company 
 
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New Jersey thrash metal veterans OVERKILL will embark on a European headlining tour in November. Support on the trek will come from U.S. sludge metal kings CROWBAR, Aussie thrashers DESECRATOR and Israel-based metallers SHREDHEAD.
Commented OVERKILL vocalist Bobby "Blitz" Ellsworth: "Let the killing begin - yes, yes, yes, here we go again. With a lead foot and speed, and a hammering stampede, as our ears they will bleed... we are preparing to start recording our next project... indeed. The riffs and ideas have been flying and exploding, all systems are go and the 'wheels' are rolling. This October, the next OVERKILL, we will be there...will you?"
Killfest 2016 dates:
Nov. 02 - CH - Zürich - Dynamo
Nov. 03 - I - Brescia - Circolo Colony
Nov. 04 - I - Pinarella - Rockplanet Club
Nov. 05 - A - Graz - Explosiv
Nov. 06 - D - Stuttgart - LKA Longhorn
Nov. 07 - D - München - Backstage
Nov. 08 - D - Frankfurt - Batschkapp
Nov. 09 - D - Köln - Essigfabrik
Nov. 10 - D - Erfurt - HSD Erfurt
Nov. 11 - D - Osnabrück - Hyde Park
Nov. 12 - D - Weissenhäuser Strand/Ostsee - Metal Hammer Paradise
Nov. 13 - D - Berlin - SO36
Nov. 15 - PL - Warsaw - Progresja
Nov. 16 - PL - Krakow - Kwadrat
Nov. 17 - H - Budapest - Barba Negra Club
Nov. 18 - A - Vienna - Szene
Nov. 19 - CZ - Zlin - Winter Masters Of Rock
Other OVERKILL dates:
Jul. 13 - D - Balingen - Bang Your Head!!! Festival
Jul. 15 - S - Gävle - Gefle Metal Festival
Jul. 16 - E - Barcelona - Rock Fest
OVERKILL is scheduled to enter the studio this month to begin recording the drums for the follow-up to 2014's "White Devil Armory", tentatively due in October via Nuclear Blast.
Regarding how OVERKILL approaches the songwriting process nowadays, Blitz told Metal Wani: "What we do is we couple where came from and where we are. Where we came from is the days of rolling two-inch tape, being in a room together, feeling the music, feeling the walls, sweating... That's the old-school way of doing. So that's the way it's gotta start. But then as it starts developing, we start using more technology. We start using Pro Tools. We go to different studios and we'll work simultaneously. Dave [Linsk, guitar] will be in Florida doing some guitar leads. I might be in Jersey doing some vocals. D.D. [Verni, bass] might be dropping some bass down at his home studio. So it becomes this really cool process of being able to upload those files at the end of the day, have the other guy pull them down and go, 'Oh, I see what he's doing now.' So we use both. We're in the room together, and then later on it develops into a wonderful world of Pro Tools and file sharing over Dropbox."
Blitz also talked about the general musical direction of OVERKILL's new material and how it compares to some of the band's previous efforts. He said: "I never can really tell until it's done. I mean, that's always the surprise for me. I know even before we start the record it's gonna be an OVERKILL record. But when it's taking shape, I can't say it feels like this or it feels like that. It's more the more current OVERKILL. And what I mean by that is that it's got that 'Ironbound', 'The Electric Age', 'White Devil Armory' feel to it, with the way especially the drums have been written. And I think that's probably the only characteristic that is solid right now in this opinion, because everything else has changed around, which is kind of cool at this point."
OVERKILL played a special anniversary show on April 16 at Turbinenhalle 2 in Oberhausen, Germany. The evening saw the band perform their classic records "Horrorscope" (which is celebrating its 25th anniversary) and "Feel The Fire" (30th anniversary) in their entirety. And if that wasn't enough, the show was professionally filmed and recorded for an upcoming DVD and CD.
OVERKILL utilized a stand-in drummer - their soundman Eddy Garcia, who is also a member of the El Paso, Texas band PISSING RAZORS - for their recent European tour because the band's regular drummer, Ron Lipnicki, was forced to stay home due to undisclosed family issues.
Garcia previously played with OVERKILL for their appearance on the 2012 edition of the 70000 Tons Of Metal cruise.
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DISEMBALLERINA - "POISON GOWN" :  Genre:  Neoclassical/Funeral Doom :  Disemballerina’s core commiserated and lit their first floor candles in 2009 with a friendship sparked between guitarist Ayla Holland and violist/harpist Myles Donovan. Veterans of many louder bands over the years in the D.I.Y. Metal scene on both coasts, the two bonded over a shared love of chamber music, funereal doom and ritualistic ceremony as well as a mutual estrangement in their participating subcultures due to being out, freakish and queer. Originally a 3 piece joined by cellist Melissa Collins, the band has gone through a number of other string players over the years, collaborating in the past with Lost Lockets violinist Fiona Petra, cellist Celeste Nguyen, viola player Marit Schmidt of Vradiazei/Sangre De Muerdago, and currently, cellist and composer Jennifer Christensen (of Sadhaka/Møllehøj).
Disemballerina recently soundtracked a fashion show and butoh performance for London based fashion designer Kumiko Tani (https://vimeo.com/145127271) , composed an intro for thrash metal band Order of The Gash on their last LP, and has played shows at locations as varied as abandoned train cars, morgues, art galleries, warehouses, small theatres, outdoor gazebos, chandeliered ballrooms, metal festivals and one memorial service.  Based out of Portland, Oregon they have acquired an international  fan-base and draw instrumental inspiration from themes such as datura poisoning, nursing home dementia, bulls impaling their madators, saturn returning, an herbal combination that made graverobbing possible during times of the plague, carpathia romanticized as both a mountain range and source of mental disassociation, playing a disgusting crone in dungeons and dragons, falling out of destructive love, gender roles explored in some of the later Oz books, turkish rapist decapitation and gay 9 year olds committing suicide.
Line Up: 
Jennifer Christensen—Cello
Myles Donovan—Viola, Harp, Machete
Ayla Holland—Acoustic Guitar, Bajo Quinto
TRACKLIST 
1. Impaled Matador
2. La Folia
3. That is the Head of One Who Toyed with My Honor
4. Phantom Limb
5. Year of the Horse
6. Styx
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MORTUARY DRAPE: a very special night to celebrate the 30th anniversary :  1986 – 2016: 30 years of history, 30 years lived without any compromises and unleashing some essential albums for the development of the most extreme international underground metal scene.
The Scandinavian black metal scene (and not only) owes something to monumental albums such as "Into the Drape", "All the Witches Dance", "Mourn Path", "Secret Sudaria" and so on.
Obviously we’re talking about MORTUARY DRAPE, that have decided to celebrate their 30th anniversary with a very special show! Many Italian and international important guests will take part in the event sharing the stage with the band to pay homage to Mortuary Drape history. All the performances and collaborations will be unique and exclusive!
But besides the concert there will be also many collateral events that will combine music, art and show!
We’re working on something terribly dark, and for now you have only to know that the date to save on your calendar is Saturday November 12th 2016. The location will be in Alessandria (North of Italy), band’s birthplace very close to Milano, Genova and Torino, the main airports. The organisation (supervised by Wildness Perversion himself) is also working on agreements with local hotels and B&Bs.
We will give you more details also about the first confirmed guests, surprises and special events as soon as possible!
The artwork of the event has been designed by WATAIN frontman Erik Danielsson.
MORTUARY DRAPE
1986-2016: 30th Anniversary Show
Saturday November the 12th 2016, Alessandria
Music, Art and Show for a very special occult night!
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HORRICANE - "SYNTHETIC FORMS" :  Genre:  Death Metal :  Horricane was the first Estonian death metal act to be signed to a high-profile label - the unique brand of mid-paced polyrhythmic death metal mixed with threatening and horror-movie-like keyboards created an atmosphere that was recognized by lots of fans in homeland but also in other Baltic states, Finland and Norway.
After being noted as the Best Unsigned Demo in the famous Brave Words & Bloody Knuckles webzine in 2005, co-operation with high-profile label Black Mark resulted in first album "The Lynch Lawyers" released during the same year. Unfortunately, the album did not receive the expected attention from the company and the ties with the label began to vanish, which led the second album "The End’s Façade" - harsher and darker than the debut - to be released in 2009 by the band itself. This album also led to the endorsement deal that provided the new 8-string Schecter Guitar Research tools for even more massive sound of Horricane.
After changes in the line-up and the release of a split 7" “Deportation” with the Estonian dark EBM masters Forgotten Sunrise, the five-piece has settled with the members who hide behind secretive names like DRX (vocals), WRZ and MRT (guitars), TRK (bass) and MDX (drums) although they are not unknown in the local metal scene - all guys have been in various metal bands since the nineties, playing from black to industrial and from hardcore to progressive.
 During 2016, Horricane has released an EP “Synthetic Forms” on 2nd of April at Tallinn Music Week and is currently working towards the full-length album which will be released in late autumn.
Line Up: 
DRX - Vocals
WRZ - Guitars
MRT - Guitars
TRK - Bass
MDX – Drums
TRACKLIST 
01 - Synthetic Forms
02 - Starblind
03 - Leper Nation
04 - Synthetic Forms (Kaspar TORN remix)
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TRAUMA STREAM "ESCAPE INTO THE SHADOWS" . Polish death metal legends TRAUMA have teamed up with MetalRecusants.com to stream "Escape Into the Shadows". The track is taken from the album INVISIBLE REALITY + PROMO 1991 which is being released via Deformeathing Productions tomorrow.
Stream "Escape Into the Shadows" here: 
 
http://metalrecusants.com/2016/07/07/trauma-stream-track-from-upcoming-reissue-of-classic-invisible-reality-and-promo-1991-demos/
Order Invisible Reality + Promo 1991 here
  http://en.deformeathing.com/index.php/trauma-invisible-reality-promo-1991-cd.html
Invisible Reality + Promo 1991 is a special deluxe CD and includes an awesome 16 page booklet with liner notes written by guitarist Jarosław "Mister" Misterkiewicz. Also included on the CD is the band's previously unreleased "Promo 1991" demo. This is *true* death metal for true maniacs! 
New cover produced by Archard Studios with booklet done by Mentalporn.
Trauma Invisible Reality/Promo 1991 line-up:
Mister- Guitars, Lyrics
Mały- Drums
Skocz- Vocals
Bubi- Bass-Lyrics
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GEBRECHLICHKEIT - "APHORISMEN DER ANGST" :  Genre:  Black Metal : For more then 10 years the one man black metal band „Gebrechlichkeit“ from Hannover, Germany exists.
“Chaos”, the initator of this abomination released 5 Albums so far. All of them showing his musical diversity, in whcihc he presents his creation;
A mixture of morbid art, out of spite with relentless melodies, which it is each time a different. Not only that he presented at the records the versatility of its instruments, all of which was played by himself also his innovative style called “plague ´n ´roll”.
This sinister construct was rounded by chosen live musicians, who put together the black torch on stage an offer an unforgottable event.
“Gebrechlichkeit” provide a perfidious stage show to exclusive concerts in selected localities.
A Concert of this Horde si the audience for long time in memory.
Line Up: 
Chaos - Vocals, Bass
Kveldulfur - Guitar, Backvox
Grom – Drums
TRACKLIST 
1. Der Kegel der Stille        
2. Einst war ich blutleer
3. Sündenrausch
4. Der Hoffnung Aasfresser
5. Nyktophobie
6. Die Verdammten der Hybris
7. Grausige Melodien        
8. Sphären einer düsteren Elegie
9. Nekromantie
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GROND (Russia) - 'WORSHIP THE KRAKEN'   : Genre - Crushing Death Metal :  For fans of - Bolt Thrower, Benediction, Unleashed, Hail of Bullets, Sinister, Master
Grond have been going from strength to strength since their inception. I thought their last album was tremendous, but this new one just blows it out of the water. Utterly immense, the music hearkens back to the time when bands indeed went the heavy route, when the riffs mattered most, not to mention the bludgeoning percussion. This is no-frills death metal but it's as solid as it can possibly get. It'll crush the living cells out of you. All of them. Reminiscent of British death metal bands among others, this bass-heavy, juggernaut of a band will cause a new apocalypse all over again. This encapsulates everything you ever liked about death metal and blows it out of proportion. With stunning continuous 3-panel artwork done by Daemorph (their bassist), it literally adds a new dimension to their music. Listen to this ponderous beast and remain agape. 
Album Line-up:
Kist – Drums, Vocals 
Dust – Guitar 
Raze – Guitar 
Daemorph – Bass
Track list:
1. Invocation 
2. Kronos the Devourer
3. Steel Coffins 
4. White Waters of South 
5. Blood Monk (Goatlord cover) 
6. Worship the Kraken 
7. Below the Thunders... 
8. Devonian Tyrant 
9. Japetus the Ice Gate (feat Lasse Pyykkö of HOODED MENACE) 
10. Typhoon is Coming (feat Kostek Dolganov of INTERNAL DAMAGE, CHAMBER OF TORTURE)
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Cheers! Kunal Choksi Owner/Label head/Artist Transcending Obscurity - webzine, record label and PR company   www.tometal.com    www.facebook.com/transcendingobscurity
Third Eye Temple have teamed up with Toilet ov Hell to premiere the lyric video for "Anaesthesia Dolorosa" by USELESS. The track is taken from their forthcoming debut album Absence of Grace due to be released on September 2nd 2016.
Stream "Anaesthesia Dolorosa" at this location 
http://www.toiletovhell.com/premier-useless-anaesthesia-dolorosa-lyric-video/
Absence of Grace consists of five tracks of absolute black metal madness with only one message:  You are of no meaning. You are useless. All you can do is tighten the noose.
USELESS bridges the gap between Norwegian black metal and the US black metal scene. It is slow and hypnotic, yet cold and depressive at the same time. The sound is best described as old Burzum meets Xasthur and "Demise" era Nachtmystium. Towards the gallows, into the ultimate nightmare.
Cover photo by Ihasan art with design and colours originated by Mentalporn.
Line-up:
M: Guitars/Bass
Z: Drums
J: Vocals
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MERCYLESS reveal all details about new album "PATHETIC DIVINITY" : After the release of the free digital single "Altered Divination" on June 3rd, legendary Death Metal veterans MERCYLESS are now revealing further details about their new, sixth, studio full-length, "Pathetic Divinity".
This new effort is set for an October 7th release and marks the second step of the band's 30th anniversary celebrations, which started one month ago and will last throughout the end of 2016 and the whole of 2017.
The album, produced by Philippe Reinhalter at the Psykron Studio (PUTRID OFFAL, DIVISION ALPHA...) and mastered by Frédéric Motte at the Conkrete Studio (ANATA remasters, OTARGOS, PUTRID OFFAL...), will be available for pre-orders on August 29th, 2016 on the following physical supports:
CD:
DIGI CD: 1000 copies limited edition first print three panels Deluxe DigiSleeve CD with matte lamination featuring three bonus tracks,
BOXSET (exclusive to the artist and label): 100 hand-numbered copies collector Deluxe Boxset with exclusive alternative artwork coming with the above DigiSleeve CD, a 36x24cms poster, a 12x12cms autographed band picture, a 12x12cms vinyl sticker, a silkscreened 12x12cms patch and a guitar pick
VINYL:
300 hand-numbered copies limited edition Deluxe red and black gatefold 12" vinyl LP
50 copies (exclusive to the band and label) of the above coming with a 36x24cms autographed poster,
CASSETTE:
100 collector copies cassette tapes,
And, last but not least, 3 ultra collector bundles with the above Boxset CD, gatefold marbled vinyl with poster, cassette tape, t-shirt / girlie and an autographed test pressing copy of the album!
The album will obviously also be available as digital download and streaming and the release accompanied with a new line of textile merchandising including t-shirts, girlies, male and female tank tops and sweat-shirts.
MERCYLESS are currently working on European tours to celebrate both the album and their 30th anniversary so expect them to bring the unholy Metal ov Death on a stage near you in the near future!
TRACK LISTING
Blood of Lambs
Pathetic Divinity
A Representation of Darkness
My Name Is Legion
Exhort the Heretic
Left to Rot
Eucharistic Adoration
Christianist
How Deep Is Your Hate?
Liturgiæ
Bless Me Father [2015 version] *
Probably Impure [2015 version] *
Eucharistic Adoration [2015 version] *
* CD first print bonus tracks taken from the 2015 split vinyl with CRUSHER
Total running time: 33:53 [LP] / 45:34 [CD with bonus tracks]
Total running time: 10:00
DISCOGRAPHY
2016 – “Pathetic Divinity”
2016 – “Altered Divination” (single)
2015 – “Live Offerings” (official bootleg)
2015 – “Blast from the Past” (split EP w/ Crusher)
2013 – “Unholy Black Splendor”
2012 – “Vision from the Past – Live 1989” (official bootleg)
2011 – “In Memory of Agrazabeth” (compilation)
2000 – “Sure to Be Pure”
1996 – “C.O.L.D.”
1993 – “Coloured Funeral”
1991 – “Abject Offerings”
1990 – “Vomiting Nausea” (EP)
LINE-UP
Max Otero – guitars & vocals
Gautier Merklen – guitars
Matthieu Merklen – bass
Laurent Michalak – drums
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HOSTAGE OF FATE - "II"  : Genre:  Death metal/ Grindcore : The band consists of Achilles Karageorgiou (vocals, all instruments) and George Adamidis (guitars, bass), two childhood friends from Rhodes, Greece.
Their  first album came out in May 5th 2013 entitled "At First, Man Tried to Create God...and He Succeeded." Its style can be described as Death/Thrash metal in the style of the late 80's/early 90's music groups where, as it has been said, the genres didn't have so much importance and everything was simply "metal".
Line Up: 
Achilles Karageorgiou
George Adamidis
TRACKLIST 
1.We will Pierce the Heavens by Tearing you Apart
2. The Deathbed
3. Time
4. Would you Ever Bring us Peace?
5. Skydive
6. Dead
7. Zombie
8. She, the One
9. Red Blue Black
10. I Love You
11. Stardust
12. The Conversation
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ARGONAUTA RECORDS releases the third volume of the annual FREE CD SAMPLER DEVOURING THE MOUNTAINS : From the label: “DEVOURING THE MOUNTAINS VOL.III is now available here: https://argonautarecords.bandcamp.com/album/devouring-the-mountains-vol-iii as FREE DOWNLOAD! This is our annual CD sampler, (not everything but) just a taste of what happened in the Argonauta Records HQ in the latest 12 months, also featuring songs from our new releases! KILLER BANDS, KILLER ALBUMS from the Doom, Stoner, Post Metal, Heavy Psych, Noise Rock scene. Make sure to grab it, share and enjoy!”.
1. HOLLOW LEG - Coils 05:08
2. BENEATH THE STORM - Lucid Nightmare 05:02
3. DEE CALHOUN - Rotgut 04:19
4. LOWBURN - Powerfreak 07:50
5. FRANK SABBATH - Flying Peacock 04:22
6. AMONG GODS - Tempest 04:48
7. SURYA - Resurrection of Care 07:36
8. SHE HUNTS KOALAS - Plague 06:50
9. WOWS - Hades 09:11
10. MUSCHIO - Fuzz Ceremony 03:26
11. FILTH IN MY GARAGE - Black and Blue 04:30
12. JORDAAN - Radius and Construction... 9:02
13. RETURN FROM THE GRAVE - Soul's Grime 04:54
14. MOUNTAIN TAMER - Vixen 06:14
15. LIGHTSUCKER - Doomsday Artillery 04:51
16. EYES FRONT NORTH - Axis 08:53
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HYPONIC (Hong Kong) - '前行者'  :  Genre - Harrowing Doom Metal : For fans of - Funeral Moth, Sigh, Tyranny, Esoteric, Monolithe, Ea
On their 20th anniversary, Hyponic from Hong Kong release their new album after a gap of over a decade. Titled '
前行者', the mysterious band venture into newer realms - exploring dark ambient sounds, atmospheric black metal bits and all out melancholy. The music here is like the darker form of Funeral Moth - the atmospheric bits sink deeper into the consciousness, causing an emotive purge of all the repressed negativities in life. It's a slow, ongoing process, like a soul-transferring ritual of sorts, taking place mentally using the medium of sound. Upon listening to the entire weird and unpredictable album, I can say with confidence that Hyponic are without parallels. It's a unique expression in the genre of atmospheric/funeral/'extreme' death/doom - if it can even be called any of that. Weird Truth Productions, the master in deciphering obscure doom, has unleashed another gem in the genre. 
Album Line-up:
Roy - Drums
Wah - Vocals, Guitars 
Mei Fun - Bass
Track list:
1.
前行者
2.
誅滅零八
3.
最後陳述
4.
寧劈不回
5.
飄流
6. Intro (Virus cover)
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Hyponic Official Facebook

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

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

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

Cheers!
  Kunal Choksi  Owner/Label head/Artist  Transcending Obscurity - webzine, record label and PR company  
www.tometal.com   www.facebook.com/transcendingobscurity
Swiss Melodic Death Metal band XAON will release its debut EP FACE OF BALAAM on October 16, 2016. The official video for first single "Discrowned," featuring vocals by SOILWORK's Björn "Speed" Strid, can be viewed at this location.
Brilliant melodies combine with the aggression of Death Metal throughout Face of Balaam, yet that description doesn't quite do justice to the range of styles influencing the sound of XAON. Consider the contributions of legendary acts like ANATHEMA, TYPE O NEGATIVE, MY DYING BRIDE, SOILWORK, DEMONICAL, ULVER, and even Finnish act DISGRACE's early-to-mid 90s output, and you'll get the picture.
Face of Balaam was produced and arranged by band members Vinc and Flo, recorded between June and August 2015, mixed and mastered by Julian at Parallel Focus Studios. Vocals engineered by Rob Carson at Carsonian Sound Solutions. All vocals, except "Discrowned," by were performed by Franco-American singer Rob Carson. Samples on "How we become Ephemeral Birds" and "Discrowned" by J.-P. Lana. The album artwork was  created by Californian artist and painter Erik Burton Kirchner.
Track Listing:
1. How We Become Ephemeral Birds
2. Discrowned
3. When the Everlasting Gardens Die Away
4. The Soulcleaner
5. Veins like Burned Trees (The Awe That Walketh in Obscurity, Part 1)
In other news, XAON be touring Europe with SIRENIA, TYR, UNLEASH THE ARCHERS, and RELICSEED in November. Tour dates below:
Nov 10 Berlin, Germany @ Postbahnhof
Nov 11 Rostock, Germany @ Alte Zuckerfrabrik
Nov 12 Aalborg, Denmark @ Aalborg Metal Fest
Nov 13 Hamburg, Germany @ Logo
Nov 14 Gdansk, Poland @ B90
Nov 15 Erfurt, Germany @ From Hell
Nov 16 Prague, Czech Republic @ Nova Chmelnice
Nov 17 Wien, Austria @ Viper Room
Nov 18 Zug, Switzerland @ Galvanik
Nov 19 Monthey, Switzerland @ Pont Rouge
Nov 20 Weinheim, Germany @ Cafe Central
Nov 21 Cologne, Germany @ Essigfabrik
Nov 22 Leiden, Netherlands @ Gebr, de Nobel
Nov 23 Amstelveen, Netherlands @ P60
Nov 24 Arnhem, Netherlands @ Willemmen
Nov 25 Roeselare, Belgium @ De Verlichte Geest
Nov 26 TBA
Nov 27 London, United Kingdom @ O2 Academy Islington
http://www.xaonmusic.com/    www.facebook.com/xaonmusic
Comatose Music and NEUROGENIC have teamed up to bring you what will certainly be one of the most devastating releases of 2016! The band's debut, OUROBORIC STAGNATION, is a brutal overdose of scorching guttural death metal in the vein of Putridity and Disgorge (USA). 
Ahead of the album's September 2 release, the band has posted a YouTube stream of "Spirited Bloody Emisis." Get brutalized at this location
Track Listing:
1. Absorption of Oblivion
2. Subdural Breeding
3. Immersion
4. Warden Domain
5. Endless Outrage
6. Vortex of Uncreation
7. Allotriophagical Obsession
8. Soul Entralled
9. Spirited Bloody Emesis
10. Ouroboric Stagnation
11. Eternal Path of Enslaved
Neurogenic is comprised of an elite international line-up formed in early 2012 by guitarist Vlad Melnik (Derogation) of Ukraine. He soon recruited the superior drum skills of Marco Pitruzzella (Six Feet Under) from the United States, and followed by adding Russian bassist Anton Zhikharev (Fleshbomb). While recording their two song demo entitled Subdural Breeding, vocalist Matteo Bazzanella (Indecent Excision) from Italy joined the band to complete the line-up and make Neurogenic an underground death metal juggernaut. In addition to this amazing line-up there are also several respectable guest performers on this album. 
www.facebook.com/Neurogenicmetal   www.comatosemusic.com
Hello! OF FIRE - Swedish death metal looking for label deal to release new album! You can listen to two tracks exclusively here - https://soundcloud.com/user-174429814/sets/of-fire-two-tracks-preview/s-k8qMe
And in case if this fits you and you could be interested - please drop me a line so I'll send you archive with entire album. Thank you!
Of fire was discovered by Tomas Skogsberg, he believed in the band and took them under his wings in the fall of 2012 and recorded their debut album "Carnage fever".
Now with lots of local and national gigs, playing festivals and an european tour, they're back out of Sunlight studio with their second album "Death do us all" wich is planned to be released in autumn 2016 
They're hitting the road once again in November, this time heading for Russia to promote the new album and to bring the metal world to it's knees and start over where it all went wrong. 
"Of fire is a death metal band from Sweden. They play "heavy as shit" death metal/death n roll with a raw attitude.
The music is relativly simple and to the point, Good riffs always being the main focus.
Words like "feeling" and "energy" being far more important than "technical" and "fast". 
With a genuine sound moulded from five childhood friends, including the Thunell brothers, they have been playing metal since their early teenage years, steadily forging their musical identity.
They are hear to point the middle finger to it all!"
https://www.facebook.com/Offireofficial/    http://offire.bandcamp.com/    https://play.spotify.com/artist/4Tp6oCptAX3wPTC99B8dHu   http://www.youtube.com/user/OfFireOfficial
Swedish Doom sludgers SUMA reveal cover artwork and tracklist of their highly anticipated new full length "THE ORDER OF THINGS".
Tracklist:
The Sick Present
Bait for Maggots
R P A
Being and/or Nothingness
Education for Death
Disorder of Things
The Greater Dying
THE ORDER OF THINGS will be released as CD in Europe by ARGONAUTA RECORDS and it will be available from October 11th, 2016.
SUMA will take part to these festivals, and more dates will be announced soon:
STONED FROM THE UNDERGROUND FESTIVAL (Erfurt-Stotternheim, GER) july 14/15/16
SMOKE THE FUZZ FEST (Athens/GR) sept 17
SKULLS FROM THE SKY VOL.I (Vercelli/IT) nov 6
www.argonautarecords,com    www.facebook.com/sumanoise
VULVODYNIA - "FINIS OMNIUM IGNORANTIAM" (Vinyl) :  Genre:  Brutal Death Metal : Cagnizant Castigation is Vulvodynia’s first debut album, which was released in 2014 and Finis Omnium Ignorantiam is their 2nd EP which was released in 2015. These two albums put the band on the map as one of the largest slam death metal bands in the world. They were both originally released by Visicious Instinct Records on CD. They are now getting vinyl and cassette releases on Transcending Records.
Finis Omnium Ignorantiam
250 - Standard Black Vinyl
250 - Oxblood Vinyl
200 - Custom Painted Cassettes
For those unfamiliar with the band and their sound, they cite an array of influences including: Waking The Cadaver, Acrania, Abominable Putridity, Disfiguring The Goddess, Whoretopsy, Pathology, Cytotoxin, Infant Annihilator, Insane Clown Posse, Cerebral Bore, Carnifex, Brotha Lynch Hung, Malodorous, Black Tongue, Bound By Exile, Thy Art Is Murder, Oceano, Ingested, Putrid Pile, Immortal Technique, Visceral Disgorge, Ovids Withering, Human Rejection.
Line Up: 
Duncan Bentley - Vox and Lyrics
Luke Haarhoff - Guitars (Songwriter)
Byron Dunwoody - Guitars, Producing, Mixing and Mastering, Bass and Drum Programming (Songwriter)
Thomas Hughes - Live Drums
Matt Mader - Live Guitar
Kris Xenopoulos - Bass, Guitars (Songwriter + Guitar Solo Duties)
TRACKLIST 
1. New World Order   
2. Superluminal Wormhole Divulgation   
3. Praenuntius Descends   
4. The Bilderberg Extermination   
5. Consuming The Illuminatus   
6. Genetically Reengineered Repugnance   
7. Infinite Darkness   
8. Raped, Pillaged & Gutted
FACEBOOK   LABEL   BANDCAMP
KRUDO - METAL COMMAND – PROFANATOR : DEMONS FROM THE END OF THE WORLD VOL I   : METAL COMMAND, PROFANATOR y KRUDO belong to this first 3 way Split army released by AUSTRALIS RECORDS which is the beginning of a serie of the “Demons from the end of the world”.
The first of the bands featuring in this Split are the Power metal KRUDO, band which have already premiered a couple of years ago with their first full length, which in this new work ASHES, present a notorious change in their music, turning into the most aggressive power metal, this time sang completely in english, showing an evolution more in the line of bands such as Testament. The four songs which feature this new badge were mixed and recorded on ACID RECORDS STUDIOS, in the city of San Antonio by Mario Ruiz. KRUDO, its conformed by Giordano Moglia (Guitar), Lucio Pérez (Bass), Roberto Zúñiga (Drums) and Mario Ruiz (Vocals / guitars).
Formed by 16 year old members and so, METAL COMMAND, band from Santiago which is debuting with their first demo/ep called ETERNA OSCURIDAD, counting with 5 songs that give no breaks, with a solid southamerican thrash metal style, placing you back to the beginning of the chilean sound, for that reason the consecrated  TORTURER have taken them under their wing as a support band for some of their future shows during this 2016, which also was recorded on Torture Chamber Studios. This trio will give a lot to talk it is formed by  Kevin Ibañez (Guitars/vocals) Javier Castillo (Bass) and Josué Guerrero (Drums).
Now, to closet he circle PROFANATOR with an aggressive and crude proposal direct and radical, in a mixture on Thrash / Black and Death Metal, in 4 songs of their EP called “PROFANACIÒN DE LA MUERTE” also recorded on Torture Chamber Studios” showing they are a band we need to consider in a near future. These demons are:  Juan Ramírez (Guitar / Vocals) Michel Ríos (Drums) and Iván Latorre (Bass)
www.australisrecords.com
ICELAND'S MOMENTUM REVEAL VIDEO FOR TRACK FROM UPCOMING ALBUM :  With two succesful releases to their name, Iceland's MOMENTUM are hard at  at work on their next full-length album, which will once again appear on Dark Essence Records, at a date as yet to be specified.   Whilst work is continuing apace, the band have been able to reveal  "Dire Host", a new track from the album, via a video which was filmed in the studio.  The video can be seen on MOMENTUM's YouTube channel at  https://youtu.be/OviPlf3xiLs
"DIRE HOST"
was recorded in June in Hveragerði, a small town about a half hour drive from Reykjavík,  and the new album marks the first time that MOMENTUM will be working in the studio with Friðrik Helgason.  As to what fans should expect from the album, "Dire Host" gives a pretty good idea according to the band who had this to say: “The songwriting process for a new album is going very well and we are really enjoying the direction in which we are heading.  It has been, and continues to be, a new learning curve for the band to keep the music to just the three of us,  but it would seem that we thrive on challenging ourselves with something different every time. 
"We wanted to go and record a proper example of what the band is doing today and we feel that 'Dire Host' captures that quite well. If you happen to be at Eistnaflug festival next week you will be able to see this live as well as a lot more of the new material, including a special treat that we've been working very hard on this past month”.
MOMENTUM, whose lineup comprises Kristján on Drums,  Holaf on  Vocals and Bass , and Ingvar on Guitar and Vocals, is set appear not once, but twice at the Eistnaflug Festival in Iceland in July.  Their first appearance will be on the Boli stage on Wednesday 6th at 17:50, whilst on Friday the 8th they hit the Brennivin stage at 22:20 for what will be a special show.
More information about MOMENTUM can be found on the band's website at
 
www.momentumiceland.com  or on Facebook at  www.facebook.com/momentumiceland
MOMENTUM's first two albums "Fixation, at Rest" and "The Freak is Alive" can be heard at  http://momentum.bandcamp.com
A video of MOMENTUM playing the title track from their debut album "Fixation, at Rest" live at the Airwaves festival can be seen at  http://youtu.be/hobUiT8qEvo
The DARK ESSENCE RECORDS SoundCloud player contains tracks from all the label’s releases and can be found at
 
http://soundcloud.com/dark-essence-records/sets/dark-essence-records 
WARFATHER has tapped MetalInjection.net for the exclusive premiere of "HEADLESS MEN CAN NO LONGER SPEAK." The first track unleashed off the band's forthcoming new album, The Grey Eminence sees WARFARTHER mastermind Steve Tucker (MORBID ANGEL) take his frenzied brand of extreme metal to a new level. 
Tucker comments on the song - "I am excited for people to get to hear anything from 'The Grey Eminence' and I feel this song is a good representative of what the album is about; ferocious truth" 
Stream "Headless Men Can No Longer Speak" HERE.
The album will be released September 16 on Greyhaze Records. Pre-order it at this location.
The Grey Eminence was produced by Death Metal icon and studio wizard Erik Rutan (HATE ETERNAL, ex-MORBID ANGEL). The collaboration marks the first time Tucker and Rutan have worked together since MORBID ANGEL's Gateways to Annihilation. The album also features WARFATHER's newest members Jake Koch (guitars) and Bryan Bever (drums).
www.facebook.com/pages/WarFather/240931366011521    www.facebook.com/greyhazerecords
GOATPSALM – “ DOWNSTREAM “  Genre: Dark Ambient Metal  : For fans of: Avrigus | Hagalaz Runedance | Indesinence | Evoken !  In 2009 two members of the vicious black/death metal band Sickrites conjured into being the unfathomable entity that is Goatpsalm. Goatpsalm gave a home to their musical creations that wandered territories too strange and arcane for the full-frontal-assault mindset of Sickrites. Goatpsalm opened up new worlds for them to explore, pathways into dark and ancient mysteries. No two recordings are ever the same and they never retrace their footsteps, always looking to uncover new secrets.
The line-up of Goatpsalm has been as free flowing as their music, spirits arrive and spirits depart and after the release of their second album, Erset La Tari, which delved into the black beliefs, lore and legend of Babylon and Mesopotamia, they were joined by multi-instrumentalist Vaarwel, also of Frozen Ocean. The result of this injection of creativity and vision is Downstream, their third, most accomplished and individual release. Through the power of these seven musical incantations Goatpsalm lead us into the realms of the North to dream-walk through the mist shrouded forests and frozen fjords, to unearth magic and feel the presence of the spirits of nature.
There are no simple classifications that can bind Downstream, no basic genre descriptions to contain it - dark ambience, pure atmosphere, touches of doom, hints of blackness, hypnotic enchantment, enticing strangeness and sheer, enthralling magic; with this album Goatpsalm have created something unique and special.
More than just a listening experience, Goatpsalm can open doors. Follow them Downstream and discover what lies on the other side of dreams.
“An aura that’s both doomed and transcendent at the same time”
Line-up:
H. - bass, noises, keyboards, backing vocals, clay bells, mouth harp
Vaarwel - vocals, guitars, sanshin, clay flutes, acoustic guitars
Kim - drums
Sadist - backing vocals, acoustic guitars
Track Listing:
1 - Grey Rocks
2 - Flowers Of The Underworld
3 - White Sea
4 - Orphan
5 - Of Bone And Sinew
6 - The Waylayer (A Great Spring Hunger)
7 – Downstream
www.facebook.com/goatpsalm
THE ANTHAGONIST(SPA)-"WHEN BLOODY SUNSET ARRIVES" We are proud to release the first evil offerings from this Technical Blackened DEATH-METAL band!
TRACK-LIST:
1.Origin
2.The son of the sun
3.Arise
4.A growth path
5.Last sunset
6.Ascension(bonus song on CD only!)
At the end of 2014, the band The Anthagonist was born in Pontevedra (Spain) this is  way: Archer and Adrián met each other playing together in Nihil, a Death metal band with whom they edited  "Nights of Silence" in 2013. Adrián and Archer had been thinking about forming a Brutal death project. Adrián met Zoilo when he recorded at Zoilo Unreal Studios the album "Amnesia", the first work of the band Brutal. Adrián and Archer became interested in Zoilo´s technical death metal band, Unreal Overflows, and in his  work as a musician. They proposed him to join their project.
At that moment, they decided to call the band The Anthagonist and started to work on some songs.  After a whole year preparing their first EP in Zoilo Unreal Studios, place that had became the  studio of the band, they recorded "When Bloody Sunset Arrives" in the beginning of 2016.
The Anthagonist has been created as a studio band, but the possibility of playing in live isn´t  rejected as lond as they find the proper members. The idea for the future is to continue creating  evil and to prepare the first LP.
A must if you are into bands like;Behemoth, Septic flesh, nile...!
WWW.DOWNFALLRECORDS.COM    downfall_records@live.se
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Verehrte Geschmackskontrolleure! JAKA sind zurück! Die Aussage, die neue Scheibe der Erfinder des Hyperpunks (Michael Zuckle) sei das deutsche 9/11, ist natürlich vollkommen daneben, und sollte deswegen auch nicht noch einmal wiederholt werden.  Hier daher einfach schnell die vier abgefucktesten Facts zum neuen Album von JAPANISCHE KAMPFHÖRSPIELE:
1/ Mit "THE GOLDEN ANTHROPOCENE" trägt zum ersten Mal in der 18-jährigen Geschichte der Band ein Album einen englischen Titel. Ob ihr das endlich den langersehnten, internationalen Durchbruch verschaffen wird? Das wollen wir ja mal nicht hoffen!
2/
  Yin Yang JAKA? Von wegen! Während JAKA-Style bisher immer bedeutet hatte, aus vielem Falschen zwischen Tür und Angel aufgenommenem etwas zu destillieren, was, wenn überhaupt, erst auf dem Wege der Entstehung korrigiert, größtenteils aber einfach so gelassen wurde, ist das neue Album nach westlichem Standard generalstabsmäßig durchgeplant und in einem ordentlichen (!) Studio aufgenommen worden. Gemischt hat die Platte Starproduzent Carsten Benninghoff, und zwar - kein Witz! - auf einer Müllhalde. Gemastert hat sie der legendäre Tim Schuldt in den weltberühmten 4CN-Studios in Bochum.
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  Insgesamt 20 Tracks befinden sich auf dem Album, darunter auch einige Short-Proses à la "Luxusvernichtung". Wenigstens hier blieben sich die JAKA treu.
4/
  Die Texte sind zum Teil nicht unstrittig, da anschlussfähig an rechts und links und grün und rot. Auch das also im Grunde wie immer.
www.japanischekampfhoerspiele.de
Gordeon Music - Zelterstraße 8 - 10439 Berlin   info@gordeonmusic.de
Wir freuen uns riesig, Euch das Debütalbum unserer Modern Metal Turbostarter THE LEGION:GHOST anzukündigen! Das Quintett aus dem Raum Aachen / Köln besteht erst seit Anfang 2015 und hat sich bereits mit wild-explosiven Liveshows an der Seite von Größen wie Hatesphere, Misery Index oder The Charm, The Fury einen Namen in der Szene gemacht. Doch es ist nicht nur die täglich wachsende Schar eingeschworener Fans, die ihrer Legion die Treue hält, mit denen die Jungs deutschlandweit für Aufsehen sorgen. Denn THE LEGION:GHOST, das ist ein Gesamtkonzept: Die Emergenz aus einem Sound mit dem Druck einer heranstürmenden Kompanie, erzählten Geschichten, Visuellem und der untrennbaren Einheit von Band und Fans. Ein homogenes Ganzes und Metal straight from the heart!
Entsprechend gewaltig ist auch das Debütalbum, das THE LEGION:GHOST nun vorlegen: Die Platte trägt den Titel '...TWO FOR ETERNITY' und wird am 30.09.2016 (VÖ) exklusiv bei NOIZGATE Records erscheinen.
In 13 Tracks beweisen die Rheinländer eindrucksvoll, was es bedeutet, im zweiten Jahrzehnt des 21. Jahrhunderts zeitgemäßen Metal zu produzieren: Komplexe Arrangements, mächtige Riffs, kraftvoll groovende Drums und bittersüße Melodien treffen auf irre Blasts und Staccato-Gitarren. Brutal, massiv, heavy, ohne Kompromisse, ohne Gnade und doch voller Intensität und Gefühl: Moderner, tighter Metal at its best!
Vorab dürfen wir Euch schon mal das Coverartwork (im Anhang an diese Mail) und die Tracklist zu '...TWO FOR ETERNITY' präsentieren:
01   MyPrivacy.com
02   Cries In Vain
03   The End Of Tides
04   3rd World Insurance
05   Carry The Cross
06   Unwelcome
07   Ghost
08   Oblivion
09   Black Rain
10   One For The Pain...
11   The Atomos
12   Ruins
13   Nemesis
Mit besten Grüßen aus der City of Liquid Sunshine (a.k.a. Bielefeld),  Eure Annelen
NOIZGATE Records/  NUVINCI GmbH   Sudbrackstraße 17  33611 Bielefeld  www.noizgate.com
Werte Mitstreiter! Profound Lore Records gehört zu den geschmacksichersten Labels im anspruchsvollen Metal. Das nächste Highlight stammt von Salt Lake Citys Experimental-DoomerInnen SUBROSA.
"FOR THIS WE FOUGHT THE BATTLES OF AGES" heißt das neue Prachtwerk, das wir Euch hiermit wärmstens an Eure Metallerherzen legen möchten.
Schon der Vorgänger "More Constant Than The Gods" brachte der Band jede Menge Aufmerksamkeit in Metal- und Mainstream-Medien.
Die Mischung aus seelenzerberstendem Doom und innovativer Kammermusik (die Gruppe hat zwei Violinen im Line-up) gehört mit zum Besten, was zurzeit an progressiver Musik aus den USA kommt.
"For This We Fought The Battle Of Ages" ist das definitiv heavieste, düsterste und zugleich dynamischste Album der Band.
SubRosa sind durch das viele Touren eingespielter denn je, die Produktion ist aufwendiger, und – am wichtigsten – das Songwriting hat ein weiteres Mal ein höheres Qualitätslevel erreicht.
https://subrosa.cc    www.facebook.com/SubrosaSLC
Gordeon Music - Zelterstraße 8 - 10439 Berlin  info@gordeonmusic.de
Das Berliner Label Folter Records hat die beiden großartigen ARCKANUM-Alben "ANTIKOSMOS" und "ÞÞÞÞÞÞÞÞÞÞÞ" jeweils als aufwändiges LP-Boxset veröffentlicht.
Die Antikosmos-Box beinhaltet:
PicLP
Longsleeve
Patch
Poster
Erhältlich hier: http://www.folter666shop.de/de/Vinyl/Boxsets/ARCKANUM--Antikosmos--Box.html
Die ÞÞÞÞÞÞÞÞÞÞÞ-Box beinhaltet:
PicLP
T-Shirt
Metal-Pin
Slipmat
Erhältlich hier: http://www.folter666shop.de/de/Vinyl/Boxsets/ARCKANUM--------------------------Box.html
Viele Grüße, Jan & Metal Promotions
Metal Promotions   Jan Wischkowski   Lindenstraße 70  16727 Oberkrämer / OT Marwitz   www.metal-promotions.de
DUNKELKEIT PRODUCTIONEN NEWSLETTER JUNE 2016 :
LIVE BURIAL – “ FORCED BACK TO LIFE “   VINYL EDITION OUT NOW !!! BLACK VINYL / SEA BLUE VINYL
Death Metal sollte sich vor allem dadurch auszeichnen, dass er Roh, verrottet und bitter ist. Genau diese Vorgabe haben sich LIVE BURIAL aus England (Newcastle upon Tyne) gegeben. Das Debutalbum „Forced Back to Live“ erscheint nun auf Dunkelheit Produktionen! Schwerer Death Metal, dessen Verwandtschaft zum Death/Doom und Sludge noch in Grundzügen erkennbar geblieben ist: präsenter Bass und räudige Riffs reißen euch aus dem Leben in das geschaufelte Grab!
LIVE BURIAL erschaffen eine einzigartige Atmosphäre und eine Stimmung welche man nur in Erinnerungen der alten 90er finden kann! Ein rasendes Riff jagt das nächste, Drums schlagen nieder wie Peitschenhiebe, und eine Stimme die den Platz der Toten mit den Lebenden tauschen lässt! LIVE BURIAL haben ein Potential, das die Szene aufhorchen lassen wird. So und nicht anders hat Death Metal zu klingen! Aufgenommen wurde das Album in den First Avenue Studios (Newcastle upon Tyne, Großbritannien) von Dave Curle (SATAN, BLITZKRIEG, etc). Abgemischt wurde das Album zudem von Dan Lowndes in den Resonance Sound Studios (CRUCIAMENTUM) und auch der bekannte Künstler Slasher Dave (ACID WITCH) hat durch das komponieren des Intros seinen Beitrag zu diesem Album geleistet. Wer den Sound von ASPHYX, PESTILENCE und alten PARADISE LOST verehrt, wird bei LIVE BURIAL seine rohe Neigung erfüllt sehen. Erhältlich als CD, LP und Digital Download.
  Order
here.   Click here to listen on Bandcamp.
ABHOR – „ RITUALIA STRAMONIUM“   Ein wahres Kultrelease verdient das richtige Veröffentlichungsformat: ABHOR sind zurück mit ihrem langerwarteten sechsten Album „Ritualia Stramonium“, jetzt in der offiziellen Kassettenedition! Die Italiener folgen in den 20 Jahren ihrer Allianz keinem Trend! Auch das neue Album ist tief verwurzelt in den 90ern, aber dabei kein Klon der alten Zeit: Vielmehr atmet die Musik auf „Ritualia Stramonium“ den alten Geist, bringt mit ihren rituellen Orgelmelodien und dem wummernden Bass Visionen von modrigen Katakomben, verfallenen Ruinen und unheiligen Ritualen zu Gehör.
Die morbide Produktion stammt aus den Vinum Sabbati Studios und lässt die meist im Midtempo gehaltenen Stücke geisterhaft und uralt klingen. ABHOR gehören zum Pflichtprogramm für Fans von ANCIENT, ROTTING CHRIST und MORTUARY DRAPE. Betretet die Hallen von uralter Mystik, Hexerei und okkulter Magie! Musikalische Rituale seit 1995! Unter exklusiver Lizenz von Moribund Records, erscheint die Kassettenedition in einer Limitierung von 100 Exemplaren. Grüne Kassetten mit schwarzem Druck. Jeder Kassette liegt ein farbiges 135g schweres Poster (A2 Format) bei.
Order
here. Click here to listen on Bandcamp.
EXANINMATVM – “ DISPERSAE ET TORMENTVM”    In einer Zeit, in der unzählige Bands versuchen, ihre Hörerschaft mit halbgaren Konzepten von obskuren und philosophischen Ideen zu blenden, ist es äußerst erfrischend, eine Band wie EXANIMATVM zu entdecken. Diese Truppe hat verstanden, was südamerikanischen Death Metal so besonders macht: Markante Riffs treffen auf scheppernde Drums, die die fordernde Energie der Lieder erbarmungslos in den Hörer transportieren, während der kehlig-trockene Gesang dem Gehörten den letzten Schliff verpasst.
„Dispersae et Tormentvm“ lässt seinen Anhängern keine Atempause.  Es wechseln sich tonnenschwere Midtempoparts mit bestialischen Blastpassagen ab, wodurch sich mittels des einzigartigen Sounds der schweren Gitarren eine bedrohliche und düstere Stimmung beim Hörer materialisiert. Dieses Album wird seinen Platz in den Regalen von Liebhabern finden, wo es ganz sicher keinen Staub ansetzen wird. Davon sind wir überzeugt.
Aufgenommen wurde das Debüt des chilenischen Quartetts von Juli bis Oktober 2015 im heimischen JB Studio. Den Mix und das Mastering übernahm Rafael Fuentes; für das stimmige Artwork zeichnet der Tattoo-Künstler Mauricio Bonacic verantwortlich. "Dispersae et Tormentvm" erscheint als CD mit 8-seitigem Booklet, als schweres Vinyl in zwei Editionen und als digitale Version.
Shirts available at our shop too. Order
here.  Click here to listen on Bandcamp.
DEFUNTOS – “A ETERNA DANÇA DA MORTE „   DEFUNTOS sind zurück und sie laden zum ewigen Tanz des Todes (A Eterna Dança da Morte)! Das neueste Meisterwerk der portugiesischen Band lässt keine Wünsche offen: Sägende, beißende Saiten, monotone Drums, die einen tranceartigen Zustand hervorrufen, und eine Stimme, die wie das portugiesische schwarze Gegenstück zum Argentinier in der weißen Robe klingt.
DEFUNTOS erschaffen eine Atmosphäre, die einem unweigerlich den Tod und die Endlichkeit des Lebens vor Augen führt, indem sie den Hörer mit auf die akustische Reise durch das Capela dos Ossos (Beinhaus) in Portugal nimmt. Die Welt von DEFUNTOS ist verhüllt durch einen dichten grauen Nebel. Aber er besteht aus unzähligen Schattierungen von Grau, widergespiegelt in der Schwere der Lieder, die sich langsam über dem Hörer ausbreitet, hervorgerufen durch die pulsierenden Bass-Melodien, deren Rhythmen vom kraftvollen Schlagzeug tief in den Hörer getragen werden.
Das Herausragende an DEFUNTOS, die seit 2005 aktiv sind, ist nicht nur das konsequent hohe Niveau ihrer Veröffentlichungen, sondern dass sie mit ihrem nostalgisch klingenden und verschmelzenden Mix aus Doom & Black Metal eine morbide einzigartige Stimmung kreieren, von der andere Bands nur träumen können. Begleiten wir also DEFUNTOS in eine nostalgisch geprägte und vergessene Welt, in der die Zeit stehen geblieben ist.
Hat die Band auch vorher ihr schwarzes Gift bravourös unter ihre Hörerschaft gemischt, so haben sie mit ‚A Eterna Dança da Morte‘ den Schierlinsgbecher im Bereich Black/Doom Metal erschaffen. Komponiert und aufgenommen wurden die sechs Lieder nebst Intro zwischen 1915 und 1916. Im Februar selbigen Jahres wurde dem Material im spanischen Empty Hall Studio der letzte Schliff verpasst. Das Album erscheint als CD - mit 12 seitigem Booklet, als schweres Vinyl – in zwei Editionen und als Digital Version. Shirts available at our shop too. Order
here. Click here to listen on Bandcamp.
DEAD PROCESSION – “ RITUAIS E MANTRAS DO MEDO” + Demos  listen on bandcamp here
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DÉCEMBRE NOIR - „FORSAKEN EARTH“   Décembre Noir ist eine Death/Doom Metal Band aus Deutschland und wurde 2008 von Sebastian Görlach (Gitarre) und Daniel Bensch (Schlagzeug) als Zweimannprojekt, damals noch ohne Bandnamen, in Erfurt/Thüringen gegründet.
Nach der Gründung merkten Sebastian und Daniel schnell, dass es mehr als nur ein Projekt wird und suchten sich passende Mitstreiter aus dem Freundeskreis die auch in anderen Bands zu gegen waren, um das schon vorhandene Songmaterial auszubauen und in Perfektion zu bringen.
Schnell fanden sich neue Wegbegleiter mit Marcel Apel (Gitarre), Mike Schubert (Bass) und Lars Dotzauer (Gesang). So konnte nun eine vollwertige Band auch auf die Bühne gehen und es folgten die ersten Konzerte. Nun rückte auch langsam der Gedanke näher die Songs in einem Studio zu vertonen. Doch leider musste die Band zwei Besetzungswechsel verkraften. Marcel verlies die Band aus persönlichen Gründen und auch Drummer Daniel folgte ihm ein Jahr später, um in seiner alten Heimat einen Neubeginn zu starten.
Martin Ortlepp ersetzte Marcel an der Gitarre. Kevin Kleinschmidt stieg als Drummer übergangsweise ein um ein paar Konzerte zu spielen, blieb dann aber als festes Bandmitglied erhalten.
Die Besetzungswechsel warfen die Band zwar um einige Zeit zurück, veränderten aber auch den Sound und gaben neuen Antrieb. Sehr schnell spielte man sich aufeinander ein und konnte auf der Bühne überzeugen.
Durch einen Videomitschnitt wurde Rico Unglaube auf Décembre Noir aufmerksam gemacht. Der Chef des Death Metal Labels FDA Rekotz bot der Band einen Vertrag über zwei Studioalben an, welche 2013 unterzeichnet wurde.
Die Suche nach einem geeigneten Studio für die Produktion führte Décembre Noir mit dem Produzententeam Projekt Mayhem zusammen. Dahinter verbirgt sich Alexander Dietz (Heaven Shall Burn ) mit seinem Chemical Burn Studio in Bad Kösen und Eike Freese ( Dark Age ) Chameleon Studio Hamburg. Die Aufnahmen zum Erstlingswerk „A Discouraged Believer“ begonnen im September des Jahres 2013 und endeten im Januar 2014. Dabei wirkten auch Gastmusiker der Bands Hangatyr und Other Day mit.
Kurz vor dem Erscheinen des Albums im May 2014, veröffentlichte Die Band ihr erstes Video zum Titelstück „A Discouraged Believer“. Die Resonanzen auf die Platte waren sehr gut und sie sorgte weltweit für Interesse und Aufsehen.
Es folgten einige Shows in Clubs und kleineren Festivals, wobei Sich Décembre Noir immer wieder eindrucksvoll in Szene setzen konnte. Zeitgleich entstanden neue Songs, welche auch immer wieder Einzug ins Set fanden.
Im Sommer 2015 waren die Vorbereitungen zum zweiten Studioalbum abgeschlossen. Die überaus perfekte und auch prägende Zusammenarbeit mit Alexander Dietz und Eike Freese ließen keinen Zweifel zu, auch den zweiten Longplayer in ihre Hände zu geben. So begannen im September die Aufnahmen und wurden im Frühjahr des Jahres 2016 fertig gestellt.     
Das zweite Album wird den Namen „Forsaken Earth“ tragen und am 12.08.2016 über F.D.A. Rekotz veröffentlicht. Eine Fortführung des ersten Albums aber weiter darüber hinaus eine Weiterentwicklung der stilprägenden Elemente, welche Décembre Noir ausmacht.
Tracklist Album „Forsaken Earth“:
1. In This Greenhouse Of Loneliness And Clouds
2. Small.Town.Depression.
3. Ghost Dirge
4. The Vast Darkness
5. Waves Of Insomnia
6. Distant And Unreachable
Line-Up:
Mike– Bass 
Kevin – Drums 
Martin – Guitars
Lars – Vocals
Sebastian – Guitars
Discography:
2014 – A Discouraged Believer  – CD/LP (FDA Rekotz)
2016 – Forsaken Earth – CD/DIGI (FDA Rekotz)
https://www.facebook.com/DecembreNoir      https://www.decembre-noir.de
Jan Hoffmann    Märkische Str. 48    44141 Dortmund     http://www.angermanagement.cc
AZZIARD / NIRNAETH  Two well-known names of the French underground Black Metal scene unite for a raging call to blasphemous war ! Roaming the dark caves of the Black Metal scene since 15 years each, having released two full-lengths each, both being established names of the French scene, it was obvious that some day these two would have to share a split release… and the said split is now available through Kaotoxin!
AZZIARD, right back from their 2015 Hellfest gig, recorded “Unus Mundus”, a brand new track to celebrate their deal with KAOTOXIN while, on late 2015 / early 2016, NIRNAETH recorded two new songs as a pre-production for their next full-length, one of which being “Nihil in Me”.
AZZIARD’s song showcases their trademark “War Metal” and obsession for World War I such as already demonstrated on their two full-lengths while NIRNAETH are taking a more traditional / orthodox Black Metal approach, yet with a Thrash-ier edge than before. Both songs are previously unreleased and are exclusive to this limited edition split 7′ EP ; the first 7′ ever released through KAOTOXIN.
Ready for a real underground-worshipping seance? Then dive into this anti-life, hate-summoning, fix of dark arts and get krushed by this warhammer!
FOR FANS OF  TSJUDER, DESTRÖYER 666, ZYKLON...
 MARKETING & PROMOTION / NOTEWORTHY
12 weeks marketing campaign by KAOTOXIN
5000 full color A6 flyers
Music video for NIRNAETH’s “Nihil in Me” available in July
AZZIARD features past and current members of THE NEGATION, MOONREICH, WHISPERING TEARS…
AZZIARD part mixed and mastered at Vamacara studio (OTARGOS, FLAYED, ANTROPOFAGO…)
NIRNAETH part produced at Midnight studio (GRONIBARD) and mastered at HHStudio (YHDARL, SOURCES OF I, MISERABLE FAILURE…)
100 copies collector edition on solid white vinyl
400 copies limited edition on black vinyl
Artwork by ABOVE CHAOS (TSJUDER, INQUISITION, KAMPFAR…)
TRACK LISTING
AZZIARD “Unus Mundus”
NIRNAETH “Nihil in Me”
Total running time: 10:00
DISCOGRAPHIES
AZZIARD
2017 – TBA (full-length)
2016 – split w/NIRNAETH
2014 – “Vésanie”
2009 – “1916”
NIRNAETH
2016 – split w/AZZIARD
2009 – “Splendour of the Abyss”
2006 – “Thrown Athwart the Darkness”
LINE-UPs
AZZIARD
ASA – vocals
Nesh – guitars
Zyule – guitars (on the EP)
Geoffroy Lacarrière – guitars (now)
Macabre – bass (now)
Arkyon – drums (on the EP)
Anderswo – drums (now)
NIRNAETH
Zigouille – vocals
Mutill – guitars
Malaria – bass
Vagorn – drums
Official Web site   Azziard @ Facebook    Official Web site   Nirnaeth @ Facebook
BENEATH THE STORM - LUCID NIGHTMARE  File Under: Sludge Doom Metal :  Fourth album by Slovenian Sludge Doom masters BENEATH THE STORM. “Lucid Nightmare” marks a new beginning for the band. The voice of Beneath The Storm has risen from the tombs of hell and got infected by dark melodies. The new album introduces you to the world of nightmares. A world where obscure visions become reality. It will trap you in its horror and leave you paralyzed in sleep. Enter at your own risk!
 SELLING POINTS
·        Strong come-back by Slovenian Sludge masters with an unexpected “Funeral Grunge” attitude!
·        First single massive rotation on social networks: https://youtu.be/wa6GbZCv7dk
·        Recommended if you like: ELECTRIC WIZARD, ACID BATH, ALICE IN CHAINS.
https://www.facebook.com/beneaththestormdoom
Hey there!  DAWN OF DISEASE  new album "WORSHIP THE GRAVE" is finally out! Thanks a lot for the amazing feedback and the positive reactions so far. We are really happy about the release and are looking forward to the next weeks and months! Join us in our enthusiasm, grab a cold beer/enjoy the weekend and bang your head to "Worship The Grave"!
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GORGOSAUR (Sweden) - 'LURKING AMONG CORPSES'   :  Genre - Swedish Death Metal  : Rabid Swedish death metal band Gorgosaur whip up an album that will shake the skin off your bones. Raw, filthy and caustic, these guys pay homage to the very pioneers of the style - Nihilist, Carnage, Dismember, Entombed and those like Necrony, Vermin and Nirvana 2002; they channel a sound that's devoid of melodies or anything that will interrupt their seething, rollicking momentum. Memento Mori label has a knack of finding such death metal gems, fostering them, enabling to release full length albums and this way strengthening the very foundation of the genre with renewed monolithic pillars. Gorgosaur boast of members of Deranged, RazorRape and Splattered Mermaids, and have procured the artistic talent of Mark Riddick for their artwork. Moreover, the album was recorded and mixed by Tomas Skogsberg at the legendary Sunlight Studio (Stockholm, Sweden) and mastered by Ted Tringo at The Ancient Way Mastering (U.S.A.). Clearly, this is not for the faint of heart but for those whose passion for old school death metal supersedes everything else. This is for the underground-mongers and they ought to revel in it. All hail the mighty Gorgosaur!
Album Line-up: 
Martin Schönherr - Vocals/Drums
Åsa Hagström - Guitar/Bass/Vocals
Track list: 
1. Basement Funeral Hymn
2. Terror Incarnate
3. In Darkness They Come Crawling
4. Body Snatchers
5. Pyromaniac Narrations
6. Lurking Among Corpses
7. Gashes and Demise
8. The Antropophagus
9. Burial of Rats
10. Death is Psychosomatic
Memento Mori Official Site
Gorgosaur Official Bandcamp (FULL STREAM)
Memento Mori Facebook
Gorgosaur Official Facebook
Thanks all!   Kunal Choksi  Transcending Obscurity - webzine, record label and PR company   www.tometal.com    www.facebook.com/transcendingobscurity
Hey there, some AESTHETIC DEATH news....THROES – THIS VIPER WOMB CD Debut album from the excellent Australian act – ThrOes – out on 29th June 2016 .ThrOes is Dissident Metal from Tasmania. It is the brain child of Trent Griggs. ThrOes began life in 2003. 13 long bleak years ensued that saw Griggs eternally at war with the energy involved in creating the material. He worked in solitude during this period. Great patience and execution of will were necessary to let the material evolve organically, and independently of any outside stylistic influence or trend.  Every imaginable mental, physical and financial obstacle had to be overcome. In 2016 the long awaited full length debut album "This Viper Womb" will finally be released via Aesthetic Death
Featuring: Trent Griggs, James Ludbrook (Damaged), Kevin Talley (Suffocation), Mark Evans (Alarum), and David Caswell (WDD)
This is not like any metal album you have heard before. This album will ruthlessly infect all.
check out:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PdeNsFRw80g
HAIKU FUNERAL – HALLUCINATIONS digi CD: Excellent new 4th album of obscure dark syncopated bass-ridden electro blackness. This confirms Haiku Funeral as one of the most unique and innovative extreme acts, which only superior insanity can create
ESOTERIC – THE PERNICIOUS ENIGMA 3LP
Finally available as a beautiful triple vinyl – the 1997 album from ESOTERIC
One of Esoteric’s finest creations and a pivotal moment in doom history....
- comes in heavy duty triple gatefold, with heavy duty 180g black vinyl and inner sheet biography;
- re-mixed and re-mastered especially for this release
All the best, Stu (AD)
Upcoming:
Fleurety – new 7” (July 2016)
Mourning Dawn – new EP (Sept 2016)
Esoteric – Metamorphogenesis 2LP (2017)
Dictator - Dysangelist 2LP (2017)
MurkRat - Drudging The Mire 2LP (2017)
http://www.aestheticdeath.com/
ORACLES (Belgium) - 'MISERYCORDE'  : Genre - Extreme Metal : Members of Aborted, Abigail Williams and System Divide unite to create a sensational form of extreme metal that defies categorization. With two vocalists, scintillating atmosphere and cutting-edge musicianship, Oracles redefine contemporary metal as we know it. The soothing and dramatic vocals of Sanna go hand in hand with the undulating music and complexity of 'Miserycorde' as Sven of Aborted does what he is best known for. Together they create a jaw-dropping vocal contrast of epic proportions, while the music seethes with unmitigated fury, employing a plethora of influences and merging it all impeccably. With guest contributions from members of Black Dahlia Murder, Scar Symmetry, Nevermore and Arch Enemy, it's one of the most significant releases to come out this year. Deadlight Entertainment from France has delivered something special once again.
Album Line-up: 
Sven De Caluwé (Aborted) - vocals
Sanna Salou (ex-Dimlight) - vocals
Mendel Bij de Leij (Aborted) - guitar
Steve Miller (ex-System Divide, Loculus) - guitar
Andrei Aframov (ex-System Divide) - bass
Ken Bedene (Aborted, ex-Abigail Williams) - drums
Mixed and mastered by Jacob Hansen (Epica, Volbeat)
Artwork done by Colin Marks from Rain Song Design (Nevermore, Exodus)
Track List:
1. An Adagio for the Callous
2. The Tribulation of Man (feat. Per Nilsson)
3. Catabolic (I Am)
4. Quandaries Obsolete (feat. Ryan Knight) 
5. Scorn 
6. Body of Ineptitude (feat. Jeff Loomis)
7. Remnants Echo
8. Canvas of Me
9. S(k)in 
10. The Beautiful People
11. We, the Indifferent
Deadlight Entertainment Official Site
Oracles Bandcamp
Deadlight Entertainment Facebook
Oracles Facebook
Thanks a lot!  Kunal Choksi Transcending Obscurity - webzine, record label and PR company 
 
www.tometal.com   www.facebook.com/transcendingobscurity
UTMARKEN "TILL SKOGS" (Offical Video)  Check it out:  www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZZuYAIzM-84  
Taken from the self-titled album, "Utmarken", released by Einheit Produktionen/SOULFOOD 2016. Directed, filmed and edited by Owe Lingvall (Dreamday Media)
FOLLOW Utmarken:
 
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https://play.spotify.com/artist/7ckL9...
Einheit Produktionen  PF 1101   03116 Drebkau    www.einheit-produktionen.de    https://de-de.facebook.com/pages/Einheit-Produktionen/128789703817010        
Israeli extreme metalllers WINTERHORDE have a brand new video for "WORMS OF SOULS," a track taken from their highly acclaimed album Maestro, which was released on May 20th this year by ViciSolum Productions.
The video was directed by the multi-talented Romanian artist Costin Chioreanu, who had previously worked with bands such as At the Gates, Carach Angren, Mayhem and many more.
Check out the video for "Worms of Souls" at  https://youtu.be/HXwZT9wD8CA
Maestro was once again produced and mixed by V.Santura (OBSCURA, TRIPTYKON, DARK FORTRESS, etc), with mastering handled by the renowned Jens Bogren (OPETH, SOILWORK, etc), and features guest appearances from Jiří Valter (ROOT) and Peter Huss (SHINING). With renewed energy running through their veins a potent new lineup WINTERHORDE are bound to spread their emotional darkness for those willing to feed upon the new album's magnificence.  Between enchanting tenderness and brutality, amongst the fires of the underneath and the coldest fumes of the North, this is the being called WINTERHORDE. Emerged in Northern Israel back in 2001, the Progressive Extreme Metal group has been evolving, seeking to become something greater with each chord they play and record, and only the skies are the limit. Whether through ancient arts of blackened Metal through the gems of progression,
WINTERHORDE are on their way to be the next thing in articulate extremity. Throughout their career, almost spanning two decades, WINTERHORDE saw the battles on stage, performing locally in extreme Metal events and festivals, supporting acts such as DARK FUNERAL, MELECHESH, BEHEMOTH, CATAMENIA. Furthermore, WINTERHORDE shared stages in European festivals such as "OST Mountain Fest", "Metalhead Meeting", "Maximum Rock" with some of the greatest bands in Metal such as W.A.S.P, KEEP OF KALESSIN, ONSLAUGHT, NEGURA BUNGET, CREMATORY, AMORPHIS, BLOODBATH, SATYRICON and more.
Following the releases of their debut albuum Nebula (2006, Burning Star Records) and Underwatermoon (2010, Twilight Vertrieb - produced by V.Santura (DARK FORTRESS, OBSCURA, PARADOX, TRYPTIKON), WINTERHORDE completed their next mysterious epos, Maestro.   
www.winterhorde.net/    www.facebook.com/winterhorde    http://www.vicisolum.com/   www.facebook.com/vicisolumproductions
NEGATIVE THOUGHT PROCESS RELEASE NEW TRACK : British metal/punk/crust hybrid NEGATIVE THOUGHT have teamed up with The Sludgelord to stream "MASOCUTTER". The track is taken from their forthcoming album Methylene Butterfly which is due out on September 17th via Hibernacula Records.
Stream "Masocutter" here:  
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cCR3STUM_og
Pre-order Methylene Butterfly here
:   http://www.hibernacularecords.com/product/methylene-butterfly-by-negative-thought-process
The band commented about the track,"Masocutter is taken from our debut album "Methylene Butterfly".It is a conceptual work based on real life experiences of drug addiction, self-mutilation and mental breakdowns. Crust. Grind. Die"
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 17th 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.
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STORMVOLD (Spain) - 'IV KATAKLISMO'  : Genre - Black/Death Metal : Stormvold return with their maiden full length after creating waves in the underground with their demos (also reissued by Xtreem Music). Expect black/death metal with ferocious intensity, thundering percussion and fearsome vocals. Reminiscent of bands like Bolzer, Genocide Shrines and Angelcorpse, they've combined their influences to create an evil sound, one that is forceful as well as intimidating. Ebola and Instigator conjure up music that is scathing and vile, propelled by an infernal force that hearkens back to the primitive sound South America is well known for. Chaos is kept in check however so as not to obfuscate the bulging rhythms underneath, as roars of torment echo across the span of eight tracks. Stormvold are taking no prisoners and aren't wasting time with occult interludes. This is black/death metal at its most vicious and powerful. It's an investment made by Xtreem Music that has paid off well. 
Album Line-up:
Ebola - Strings & screams
Instigator - Drums
Track list:
1. Eclipse Astral 
2. Achuhucanac 
3. Constructor de Tormentas 
4. Ruido del Viento 
5. Agujero Negro 
6. Diluvio Cósmico 
7. Montañas de Venganza 
8. Explosión Estelar 
Xtreem Music Official Site
Xtreem Music Bandcamp (FULL STREAM)
Stormvold 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
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
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Cheers! Kunal Choksi Owner/Label head/Artist Transcending Obscurity - webzine, record label and PR company 
 
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BLACK VOMIT RECORDS, staying away from current trends of the so called black metal "scene" and always stuck with the quality and originality of the inventors, is proud to announce the collaboration with APOLION'S GENOCIDE for the release of their complete discography dating from '92 to '96 on VINYL. APOLION'S GENOCIDE, one of the most CULT and EXTREME black metal bands hailing from the depths of Colombia were formed in '91 and have been unique and exceptional from day one, since they did not follow the more CHAOTIC death/thrash direction of their fellow countrymen (PARABELLUM,REENCARNACION,BLASFEMIA etc);instead they followed the more ABYSSIC and MYSTICAL sound of European black metal bands like SAMAEL, ROTTING CHRIST, NECROMANTIA, VARATHRON, BEHERIT, a pretty rare and uncommon decision in Latin America back in the early '90s.Brutal-death metal oriented vocals, memorable mid tempo riffs, atmospheric keyboards, ALL THE CHARACTERISTICS OF THE SO CALLED "MEDITERRANEAN" SOUND ARE THERE- A TRADEMARK OF THE EARLY '90s BLACK METAL The '92-'96 Discography LP contains the "Promo Tape" '92, the "Olupicsid Nu A Anendro Sathanas" Demo '94, the "Selaicnetsixe Samgidarap" Demo '96.  STRICTLY LIMITED to 200 copies.
SAMPLE:
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I_BGEmAql6A
ORDER YOUR COPY at:  http://blackvomitrecords.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=10&products_id=1790
For complete catalog:   www.blackvomitrecords.com/catalog
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UK based death-sludge power trio TIDES OF SULFUR have teamed up with Metal Underground to stream "IRON FISTS SHALL RUST". The track is taken from their forthcoming album Extinction Curse which will be released via Black Bow Records on July 15th 2016.
Stream "Iron Fists Shall Rust" here:
   
http://www.metalunderground.com/news/details.cfm?newsid=124503
The band commented about the track: "This song is our anthem for the disillusioned. Conceived during the Conservative government's plans to privatize our health care system and cut funding to the poorest people of our country and offering tax breaks to the wealthiest earners. It's a call to action, a spit in the face of 21st century fascism. Every dog has its day, every empire crumbles, dictatorships fall, the truth always emerges."
Pre-order Extinction Curse here: 
http://blackbowrecords.bigcartel.com/product/tides-of-sulfur-extinction-curse-cd
About Tides of Sulfur:
Tides Of Sulfur consists of bassist/vocalist Chris Bull, guitarist/vocalist Anthony O'Shea and drummer/vocalist Tom Lee. Formed in 2012, the band drew on limited influences to create their 'epic death sludge' sound with original drummer Jamie Burston. In 2013, Burston was replaced by powerhouse Tom Lee who instantly gave the band freedom to expand on their range of sound.  Drawing on the influence of more extreme forms of heavy music such as black metal, grindcore, crust and primitive doom, Tides Of Sulfur are a band who refuse to conform to genre restraints.
Track List
1. Eternal Bleeding
2. ...Of Suffering and Grief
3. Woe To You O Destroyer
4. Malthiest
5. Extinction Curse
6. Iron Fists Shall Rust
7. Year of Pigs
WIRED ANXIETY (India) - 'THE DELIRIUM OF NEGATION' EP : Genre - Death Metal : New Bombay boys in Wired Anxiety have left something special for posterity, before moving out of the country for higher studies. 'The Delirium of Negation' has to be one of the most ambitious and well-recorded death metal albums from the country. None other than Arkady Navaho of Navaho Studios (Katalepsy, 7 H.Target, etc.) mixed and mastered the release for maximum impact. The band's sounding mightier than ever before; the riffs are chunkier than the flesh on a water buffalo, percussion that's literally floor-crumbling, and compelling growling that adds a lot of momentum to the proceedings. This is death metal with vigour, force and panache, the new face of Indian death metal. There are not one but two artworks for this release, made by the reputed Indonesian artist Coki Greenway (Aborted, Devourment, etc.) and both are presented in a special slipcase edition that's strictly limited. If you're into death metal that's brutal and heavy, Wired Anxiety are bound to please. 
Album Line-up:
Dheeraj Govindraju - Vocals 
Sumeet Ninawe - Drums 
Naval Katoch - Guitar 
Adwait Jadhav - Bass
Track list:
1. Test Subject: Human 
2. Heavily Sedated 
3. Severe Comorbidity 
4. Focus 22 
Wired Anxiety Label Bandcamp (Pre-orders are ON!)
Transcending Obscurity Official Site
Wired Anxiety Facebook
Transcending Obscurity Facebook
Cheers! Kunal Choksi Owner/Label head/Artist Transcending Obscurity - webzine, record label and PR company 
www.tometal.com    www.facebook.com/transcendingobscurity
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DECEMBRE NOIR – Präsentieren Cover, Tracklist und ersten Song VON „FORSAKEN EARTH“! Die thüringische Death/Doom Ausnahmeband DECEMBRE NOIR hat das Cover und die Tracklist ihres heiß erwarteten neuen Albums „Forsaken Earth“ veröffentlicht.
Das Album wurde in den Chameleon Studios in Hamburg und den Chemical Burn Studios in Bad Kösen vom Project Mayhem produziert, aufgenommen, gemischt und gemastert.
Tracklist „Forsaken Earth“:
1. In This Greenhouse Of Loneliness And Clouds
2. Small.Town.Depression
3. Ghost Dirge
4. The Vast Darkness
5. Waves Of Insomnia
6. Distant And Unreachable
Gesamtlänge: 49:55 Min
Hier könnt ihr euch exklusiv den brandneuen Song „In This Greenhouse Of Loneliness And Clouds“ vorab anhören:  https://soundcloud.com/fda-rekotz/decembre-noir-in-this-greenhouse-of-loneliness-and-clouds
„Forsaken Earth“ erscheint am 12.08.2016 als CD / Digipak / Digital über FDA Rekotz / Soulfood.
Der Vorverkauf startet heute über
WWW.FDA-REKOTZ.COM,  es wird limitierte Editionen und CD/Shirt Bundles geben. Seid schnell!
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Party.San Pub "SE7EN LORDS"  Party.San Metal Open Air präsentiert eigenes Whisky Pub und erneuert Zusammenarbeit mit BEHEMOTH´s Sacrum Belgian IPA Brauerei Perun.
Das Party.San Metal Open Air präsentiert voller Stolz sein eigenes Festival-Pub: SE7EN LORDS. Unsere Passion für feine Whiskys und großartiges Bier ließ uns einfach keine andere Wahl. Neben vorzüglichen Whiskys bieten wir euch
Guinness Irish Stout, Kilkenny Irish Ale und Behemoth‘s Sacrum Belgian IPA aus dem Hause der Perun Brauerei. Die Whiskys präsentieren wir in Zusammenarbeit mit dem Whisky Temple Online Store. Das Pub befindet sich gleich neben
dem „Brutz & Brakel“-Zelt . Exklusiv auf dem Party.San Metal Open Air 2016
http://www.party-san.de
Am Samstag, den 16. Juli 2016 im s.v. Jugendhaus Ost in Wolfsburg:
Bastard Grave | Death Metal | Helsingborg, SWE
Cryptic Brood | Death Metal | Wolfsburg
Demored | Death Metal | Braunschweig
Eintritt: 5 EUR   Start: 20:00 Uhr
Der 'general Shutdown' des größten örtlichen Arbeitgebers verwandelt unsere Stadt am Mittellandkanal in ein verlassenes Grab. Dieses (Sommer-)Loch soll am Samstag, den 16. Juli 2016 ein Konzert im s.v. Jugendhaus Ost
füllen! Menschliche Überreste werden an diesem Abend allen voran von BASTARD GRAVE aus Hel(l)singborg geliefert. Passenderweise titelten die bisherigen Veröffentlichungen „Unmarked Graves“ (Demo) und „What
Lies Beyond“ (Album, Pulverized Records). Der Schwedenfünfer beendet an diesem Abend seine Europa-Tour. Die letzten Energiereserven werden also aktiviert um den Lehrbuch-Schweden-Death Metal in der Stadt unter der
blau-weißen Sonne darzubieten! Weiteres Füllmaterial serviert die lokale Band CRYPTIC BROOD mit verrottetem Death Metal. Seit 2013 aktiv wird mittlerweile am ersten Langspieler gearbeitet, von dem sicherlich das eine
oder andere Stück den Weg in die Setlist finden wird! Auch bei der dritten Band im Bunde – DEMORED aus Braunschweig – steht ein neuer Tonträger an. Hier ist mit dem 8. Oktober 2016 bereits das Veröffentlichungsdatum bekannt und man darf mit neuen Titeln im Live-Programm rechnen! Wir treffen uns also am Samstag, den 16. Juli 2016 ab 20:00 Uhr gegen fünf Euro an der Abendkasse (5 EUR) im selbstverwalteten Jugendhaus Ost in Wolfsburg zur Einbalsamierung!
Doomed To Stay Steffen
CRYPTIC BROOD _ Death/Doom _ www.crypticbrood.de
DISSOULED _ Grindcore _ www.dissouled.com
Flyer:  http://www.crypticbrood.de/flyer/20160716.jpg
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KARCAVUL: INHUMANLY REPULSIVE Debut Album from French Death Metal/Raw Sludge Monstrosity Out on July 8 - Track Streaming at CVLT Nation :  San Francisco Bay Area darkness-obsessed DIY indie label Sentient Ruin Laboratories is extremely proud and honored to announce the release of Intersaone, the debut album of aberrant french death metal/raw sludge anomaly  KARCAVUL.
Intersaone takes the listener on a frightening voyage within the murkiest depths of the most inhuman realms of sonic cruelty. A humiliatingly vile listening experience split up among three massive slabs of oozing sonic hatred that perfectly sew together the slow and putrid hatred of sludge metal with the pounding and punishing filth of old school death metal.
Little, to nothing is exactly known about this repulsive and flesh-reaping death metal/raw sludge aberration hailing from Lyon, southern France. While being mostly recluse and cut away from existence, Karcavul have also taken the time to sporadicly scar the underground with some of the most demented, repulsive, abhorrent and completely psychologically fucked music to ever come out of France, as exemplified by an absolutely bestial and plague-ridden debut demo (the gut-wrenching Rawctaver released in 2012), and an equally unsettling and deviated split with Uhl. Presumably a three-piece of mentally-deranged freaks, Karcavul are authors of an absolutely repugnant, vile, and nauseating splicing of death metal, raw sludge, doom metal, crust, and black metal that will find devoted admirers among fans of similarly wretched heavyweights like Dragged Into Sunlight, Coffinworm, Undergang, Coffins, Wolvhammer, Eyehategod, Noothgrush, Arkedeel, and the such. 
When streaming the closing track from the record - Crackleurres - 
CVLT Nation  described the music as "almost ten minutes of unrelenting sonic torture built with the sole purpose to humiliate and punish human ears with unimaginable violence".
Intersaone will be released on July 8th 2016 as a 12" vinyl LP and as a digital product on Sentient Ruin in North America, and through a collective of european labels overseas: Crustatombe, Deaf Death Husky, Et mon cul c’est du tofu, No Way Asso, Repulsive Medias, Saka Čost, Underground Pollution Records, and Witch Bukkake Records. Pre-orders are now live on our
 
shop  or on  Bandcamp.
KARCAVUL
Intersaone
01. Mangepierres
02. Illuminaschichs
03. Crackleurres
Kindest Regards,
Sentient Ruin Laboratories  Tapes & Maelstrom from the Depths.   Oakland, California      Sentienruin.com
BESTIALIZED (Colombia) - 'TERMESTELLA CVLTVS' : Genre - Vicious Black/Death Metal : Bestialized return to wreak havoc one more time. 'Termestella Cvltvs' is the band's third and latest, and even more ferocious than the predecessors. This is Slayer of the 21st century - if you consider how extreme the sound can develop while keeping that same fiery intent alive and with the aid of the newest and the harshest form of black and death metal. Only the South Americans can whip up such a storm, taking a leaf from revolutionary acts like Krisuin, Abhorrence and Rebaelliun, and furthermore using that level of lightening-speed execution to propel an even sharper and vicious form of extreme metal. The hate that is emitted here is unparalleled. The causticity is palpable - your skin can feel it. It's time to take things up a notch or 10 and revel in this new form of malicious and wicked music. This is the purest form of blistering black metal that remains unabated and ruthless from start to finish. A real adrenaline rush, if there ever was one for this style of uncompromising music.
Album Line-up:
Nocturnal - Guitars, Bass, Didgeridoo, Drum programming 
Ashahalasin - Vocals
Track list:
1. Harvest Throes 01:01
2. Hell's Gateway Abattoir 04:36
3. Algorab Domain 05:08
4. Everlasting Mark Of Uroboros 04:56
5. Black Sun Servants 04:11
6. Cosmic War Maggot 05:45
7. Clamore Mortem Tumulus (Banshee Inflexion) 04:34
8. Nullpunktsenergie (Quintessence's Reactor) 03:20
9. Bestialized (Harassment Black Fire) 03:49
Bestialized Official Label Bandcamp (FULL STREAMING)
Satanath Records Official Site
Satanath Records Official Facebook
Bestialized Official Facebook

Cheers! Kunal Choksi Owner/Label head/Artist
  Transcending Obscurity - webzine, record label and PR company  
www.tometal.com    www.facebook.com/transcendingobscurity
Turkish death metal horde DIABOLIZER have unleashed another track from their forthcoming APOKALYPSE album. The track which is titled "Blood Aesthetics Dictated" is an absolute blast of death metal.
Stream "Blood Aesthetics Dictated" here
:  http://www.metalunderground.com/news/details.cfm?newsid=124280
Pre-order Apokalypse here :
  
 http://thirdeyetemple.com/shop/en/main/500-diabolizer-apokalypse-cd.html
Pre-order the special edition here:   http://thirdeyetemple.com/shop/en/main/501-diabolizer-apokalypse-ltd-mcd.html​
The blades are sharpened, the screams of vengeance and death grow louder, and far beneath the pits of Kadiköy's underground, the blackest flames of impurity rise up to the skies.
 Diabolizer, the daemonic Death Metal entity consisting of members of Decaying Purity, Engulfed, Deggial and Godslaying Hellblast have finished first MCD Apokalypse. Apokalypse offers 5 tracks of relentless death metal containing diabolical skills, unending wrath and worship of destruction.  As a bonus, the CD will also contain two tracks from their very limited 2012 promo Shadows Of Impending Decimation. Expect nothing but cruel, punishing and relentless death metal madness!
Cover art by Robert A. von Ritter Illustrations with design and colours originated by Mentalporn.
MCD will be available in two versions: regular jewel case CD with 8-page booklet and a limited edition (100 copies) of jewel case CD branded with serigraphy print and patch.
Line-up:
Mustafa: Guitars
Aberrant: Drums
Ewan: Guitars
Abomionation: Vox
Alican: Bass
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SXUPERION – “COSMIC VOID “  :  Genre:  Death/Black Metal : This is not a blackmetal or a deathmetal album, per se; as the blackmetal genre in particular has been dead to me for a long time now.  Ultimately, I understand that these things need to be defined and catagorized in todays music world… so I guess it is up to the individual to figure out what it is that they hear in 'Cosmic Void'…This album centers around how weak and immature the human race and their beliefs are compared to the vast void that encompasses them." -Matthew
'Cosmic Void' sounds sonically uncomfortable on purpose.  If you want easy listening, please go elsewhere.
There are no triggers or clicktracks used in this recording.
Matthew is also drummer for Valdur, Weverin, Endless Blizzard
Line Up: 
Matthew
TRACKLIST 
1. Ardent Hymns Accumulating
2. Irreligious Cosmic Void
3. Prime Calignosity (Disharmony in the Empyrean Kingdom)
4. Crepuscule Devout Whore
5. From All That Is Not
Label's bandcamp:  bloodymountainrecords.bandcamp.com
SORCERY (Sweden) - 'GARDEN OF BONES' : Genre - Old School Death Metal : There's a certain charm and confidence when the genuine 'old school' bands unite to play music they're best known for. And nothing sounds better when they're back in form, updating their sound, production and even aesthetics to give the newer ones a run for their money. Sorcery's comeback has been among the best that can be recalled. If you thought their 2013 album 'Arrival at Six' was strong enough, the new one will have you scampering for cover. Xtreem Music does indeed have a penchant for putting out great death metal and they've probably released one of the finest death metal albums this year. Sounding fresh, with melodies going hand-in-hand with ball-crushing brutality, Swedish death metal never sounded so good in 2016. The experience lends the members with superior songwriting skills and the respect that comes with it is unmatched. On the whole, this is classic Swedish death metal with excellent riffs, aesthetics, melodies as well as execution. Sorcery show the scene kids how it's to be done.  
Album Line-up:
Ola Malmström - Vocals 
Paul Johansson - Guitar 
Emil Berglin - Drums 
Jacob Wiberg - Bass 
Johan Vikholm - Guitar
Track list:
1. Holy Ground 
2. The New Armageddon 
3. Insanity Arise 
4. Dark Waves 
5. Hellstorm 
6. Cleansed by Fire 
7. Mass Murder 
8. The Creator 
9. Black Wings
10. Garden of Bones  
Xtreem Music Official Site
Xtreem Music Bandcamp
Sorcery Official Facebook
Xtreem Music Official Facebook

Cheers! Kunal Choksi
  Owner/Label head/Artist  Transcending Obscurity - webzine, record label and PR company   
www.tometal.com     www.facebook.com/transcendingobscurity
AMONG GODS - GHOST EMPIRE  : File Under: Doom / Death Metal :  Initially formed as a studio side-project by vocalist Kenneth «Ripper» Olsen (SYRACH) in 2010, quite soon becomes clear that the band takes on a new direction that cannot be constrained to the world of music studios alone. During the fall of 2011 Among Gods recorded their self-titled debut album in Conclave Studio (Bergen). The debut is available on LP (City Of The Dead Records), CD (PRC Music – Canada) and digital edition. In 2013 the band lay their hands on the follow-up “Monument”. The recording of the album was done in Mølla Studio (Gjerstad) and Conclave Studio (Bergen). «Monument» was released on CD via PRC Music (Canada) on the 27th of May 2014. In early 2014 Geir Myklebust Sjo joined Among Gods on a permanent basis. During 2015 Among Gods new opus “Ghost Empire” was recorded and will be released via Argonauta Records (Italy) in mid 2016. Once again Among Gods will bring darkness & doom to the world.
Among Gods anno 2016:
Kenneth “Ripper” Olsen Grimelid – vocals
Lars Brokeland – guitars
Geir Myklebust Sjo – drums
Ørjan “Hjarandr” Setvik – bass
SELLING POINTS
Highly anticipated new album by Norway based Doom Death masters.
Massive rotation on social networks of the first single “Deliver Us From Evil”: https://youtu.be/oXVxDy1MZk4  
Recommended if you like: ASPHYX, MORGOTH, CELTIC FROST, PARADISE LOST, early ENTOMBED.
https://www.facebook.com/amonggods
BLACK METAL WARFARE - INTEMPESTUS/ANTARES/NECROHELL/VENT EP :  ..out on 17/06/2016 on 7inch vinyl.
Tracklist:
1. Intempestus - Rites
2. Antares - Revelations
3. Necrohell - Throne in the Vast Forest
4. Vent - Ariditas!
This sampler is limited to 500 copies worldwide. This release is dedicated to the classic 7"-samplers of Sombre Records. Listen here:  https://soundcloud.com/into-dungeons-records/black-metal-warfare-intempestusantaresnecrohellvent-samples
COLOSSO (Portugal) - 'OBNOXIOUS' : Genre - Dissonant Death Metal : Colosso from Portugal emerge with their latest. Playing death metal with a new vision, their sound is breaking the shackles of the style, as Colosso innovate and involve elements dissonant and industrial. While most bands use the black metal template, Colosso merge the abstract sounds into a coherent death metal template, one that seethes and squirms with shades of darkness. A mesmerizing epic, 'Obnoxious' is an immersive album from start to finish, remaining unpredictable yet consistently superior. It will go down as one of the most daring and ambitious albums in the style this year - a vision so profound and brilliantly executed is bound to change the perception death metal has. Colosso remain proudly indulgent, self-sufficient and confident of their new sound. 
Album Line-up:
André Lourenço - Bass
André Macedo - Vocals
António Carvalho - Guitar
Marcelo Aires - Drums
Max Tomé - Guitar
Track list:
1. In Memoriam
2. The Unrepentant
3. Of Hollow Judgements
4. As Resonance
5. Soaring Waters
6. Seven Space Collisions
7. To Purify
8. Sentience
9. A Noxious Reflection
Colosso Official Site
Colosso Official Bandcamp
Colosso Official Facebook

Cheers! Kunal Choksi Owner/Label head/Artist
  Transcending Obscurity - webzine, record label and PR company  
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ANATA - "THE INFERNAL GATES OF HATRED" remastered and on vinyl AT LAST! KAOTOXIN is proud to announce the second release by KAOSKVLT, its new sub-label dedicated to old-school Metal gems: ANATA‘s 1998 debut full-length, “The Infernal Depths of Hatred”, which will be unleashed on October 21st worldwide, for the first time ever on vinyl!
Released in 1998 through then recently launched French label Season of Mist, “The Infernal Depths of Hatred” took the unsuspecting Death Metal scene by storm combining a sped up version of the trademark melodic, catchy and uptempo Gothenburg “New Wave of Swedish Death Metal” sound (At The Gates, Soilwork, Dark Tranquillity…) with faster, relentless, heavy parts influenced by the rawer, darker and heavier typical US Death Metal of that time (Morbid Angel, Suffocatio, Cannibal Corpse…).
Specially remastered for analog physical supports at the Conkrere studio (Loudblast remasters, Gorod, OTARGOS…) and coming with a bonus Morbid Angel cover version (“Day of Suffering”) taken from ANATA’s 1999 “War, vol.II” split with Bethsaida, the brand new 2016 version of the album’s collector first press will be limited to 300 hand-numbered copies and come as a yellow and black marbled 12′ vinyl LP.
Track listing
Released When You Are Dead
Let the Heavens Hate
Under Azure Skies
Vast Lands / Infernal Gates
Slain Upon His Altar
Those Who Lick the Wounds of Christ
Dethrone the Hypocrites
Aim Not at the Kingdom High
Day of Suffering [Morbid Angel cover]
Total running time: 43:48
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We are proud to release the debut album from Gotheburgs own  OLDSCHOOL MUMIN DEATH-METAL band AJATUS -"BLOOD 666" !
1.intro(bonus song on CD only!)
2.blood 666
3.darkness mystery
4.overflowing hate
5.karkass
6.wip(bonus song on CD only!)
7.harhatellä
8.assasinator
9.baptized
10.ajatus
11.outro(bonus song on CD only!)
-DIGITAL(8 songs)/CD(11 songs)!
Ajatus was formed in 2010, and members have been/are playing in bands like; chronic torment, eternal mind, beneath slumber,sacretomia,devil lee rot and pagan rites!
In 2014 a split 10"(ltd 350 copies) was released with Devil lee rot, with an intro+2 songs(assasinator+blood). Then the band recorded in their own studio, all songs for the 1st album-"BLOOD 666"!
-also a few live show has been played, and they are looking to play more later on.
Now they are working on their 2nd album...
https://youtu.be/6_3GpCQfxNA      https://www.facebook.com/blackvulturerecords666/?fref=ts
NEWS 17.6.2016
News DUNKELHEIT PRODUKTIONEN :
EXANIMATVM – “ DISPERSAE ET TORMENTVM “ : Genre:  DEATH METAL :  In einer Zeit, in der unzählige Bands versuchen, ihre Hörerschaft mit halbgaren Konzepten von obskuren und philosophischen Ideen zu blenden, ist es äußerst erfrischend, eine Band wie EXANIMATVM zu entdecken. Diese Truppe hat verstanden, was südamerikanischen Death Metal so besonders macht: Markante Riffs treffen auf scheppernde Drums, die die fordernde Energie der Lieder erbarmungslos in den Hörer transportieren, während der kehlig-trockene Gesang dem Gehörten den letzten Schliff verpasst.
„Dispersae et Tormentvm“ lässt seinen Anhängern keine Atempause.  Es wechseln sich tonnenschwere Midtempoparts mit bestialischen Blastpassagen ab, wodurch sich mittels des einzigartigen Sounds der schweren Gitarren eine bedrohliche und düstere Stimmung beim Hörer materialisiert. Dieses Album wird seinen Platz in den Regalen von Liebhabern finden, wo es ganz sicher keinen Staub ansetzen wird. Davon sind wir überzeugt.
Aufgenommen wurde das Debüt des chilenischen Quartetts von Juli bis Oktober 2015 im heimischen JB Studio. Den Mix und das Mastering übernahm Rafael Fuentes; für das stimmige Artwork zeichnet der Tattoo-Künstler Mauricio Bonacic verantwortlich. "Dispersae et Tormentvm" erscheint als CD mit 4-seitigem Booklet, als schweres Vinyl in zwei Editionen und als digitale Version.
Line Up: 
Claudio Muñoz - Drums
Enzo Velásquez - Guitars, Bass
Demis Ferreira - Bass, Vocals
Kree-Chinen – Guitars
TRACKLIST 
1. La Apoteosis de Todos los Horrores
2. Vae Victis
3. Danza Impura
4. Dispersiones y Tormento
5. Exanimatvm
6. Oscura Propagacion del Linaje de Tons
7. Nocturnas Luminiscencias
8. Abominabilis Conditio
9. Shoort
DEFUNTOS - "A ETERNA DANÇA DA MORTE" : Genre:  DOOM METAL : DEFUNTOS sind zurück und sie laden zum ewigen Tanz des Todes (A Eterna Dança da Morte)! Das neueste Meisterwerk der portugiesischen Band lässt keine Wünsche offen: Sägende, beißende Saiten, monotone Drums, die einen tranceartigen Zustand hervorrufen, und eine Stimme, die wie das portugiesische schwarze Gegenstück zum Argentinier in der weißen Robe klingt.
DEFUNTOS erschaffen eine Atmosphäre, die einem unweigerlich den Tod und die Endlichkeit des Lebens vor Augen führt, indem sie den Hörer mit auf die akustische Reise durch das Capela dos Ossos (Beinhaus) in Portugal nimmt. Die Welt von DEFUNTOS ist verhüllt durch einen dichten grauen Nebel. Aber er besteht aus unzähligen Schattierungen von Grau, widergespiegelt in der Schwere der Lieder, die sich langsam über dem Hörer ausbreitet, hervorgerufen durch die pulsierenden Bass-Melodien, deren Rhythmen vom kraftvollen Schlagzeug tief in den Hörer getragen werden.
Das Herausragende an DEFUNTOS, die seit 2005 aktiv sind, ist nicht nur das konsequent hohe Niveau ihrer Veröffentlichungen, sondern dass sie mit ihrem nostalgisch klingenden und verschmelzenden Mix aus Doom & Black Metal eine morbide einzigartige Stimmung kreieren, von der andere Bands nur träumen können. Begleiten wir also DEFUNTOS in eine nostalgisch geprägte und vergessene Welt, in der die Zeit stehen geblieben ist.
Hat die Band auch vorher ihr schwarzes Gift bravourös unter ihre Hörerschaft gemischt, so haben sie mit ‚A Eterna Dança da Morte‘ den Schierlinsgbecher im Bereich Black/Doom Metal erschaffen. Komponiert und aufgenommen wurden die sechs Lieder nebst Intro zwischen 1915 und 1916. Im Februar selbigen Jahres wurde dem Material im spanischen Empty Hall Studio der letzte Schliff verpasst. Das Album erscheint als CD - mit 8 seitigem Booklet, als schweres Vinyl – in zwei Editionen und als Digital Version.
LineUp: 
Conde J. - Bass
Conde F. - Drums, Vocals
TRACKLIST 
Intro
2. A Vigília Fúnebre
3. A Reza da Tristeza
4. Barranco do Velho
5. Mortuária Procissão
6. A Eterna Dança da Morte
7. No Encalço da Lua Negra
http://www.dunkelheit-produktionen.de/
Hi Ihr da draußen, wir bieten am Samstag, den 08. Oktober 2016, in der Neu-Isenburger Hugenottenhalle ein wahnsinniges Female Metal Festival an .Das MUSIC FROM THE BEAST FESTIVAL  findet 2016 zum  dritten Mal statt. Nach den ersten beiden  Veranstaltungen wird nun aber die renommierte  Hugenottenhalle in Neu Isenburg das neue Zuhause des  Festivals. Das 2014 ins Leben gerufene Music From The Beast Festival findet am Samstag, den 8. Oktober 2016, nach zwei erfolgreichen Ausgaben in Oberursel, erstmals in der Neu Isenburger Hugenottenhalle statt.
Die Erstauflage dort wird ein hochklassiges FeMale Festival sein. Hierzu wurde mit dem diesjährigen Headliner, Beyond The Black, gleich ein echtes Highlight gesetzt.Diese junge Band gehört bereits nach kurzer Zeit zu den führenden Bands ihrer Generation und sind schon jetzt eine Institution auf vielen Großfestivals. Im Februar kommt das neue Album „Lost In Forever“ in den Handel gefolgt von einer kompletten Deutschland Tour mit den legendären Scorpions.
Mit der süddeutschen Melodic Heavy Metal Band Souldrinker ist eine weitere atemraubende Band  am Start. 2013 wählte der Deutsche Rock & Pop Verband die Band in der Kategorie „Best  Metalband“ auf Platz 1. Ausnahme
Sängerin Iris Boanta wurde zeitgleich in der Kategorie „Best Female Metal Singer“ zur Gewinnerin gekürt.
Mit End Of The Dream ist eine weitere fantastische Symphonic Metal Band beim diesjährigen Festival vertreten. In Ihrer Heimat wird diese Band bereits mit dem niederländischen Aushängeschild "Within Temptation" verglichen. Ihre musikalische Klasse aber rechtfertigt diesen Vergleich durchaus......
Als Opener des Festivals wird die hessische „All Girlband“ Revolution Eve mit kraftvollem Hard Rock das erste musikalische Statement des Abends liefern und die Fans in der Halle auf "Betriebstemperatur" katapultieren..
https://www.facebook.com/Music-From-The-Beast-2016-764003183646187/
Wie die Veranstalter des UNDER THE BLACK SUN 2016 vor wenigen Tagen bekannt gaben, mussten die Black/Death Metaller GENOCIDE SHRINES (Sri Lanka) leider wegen Problemen mit ihren Visa den Auftritt auf dem diesjährigen Festival absagen. Nun wurde mit den Berliner Black Metallern NEBIROS Ersatz gefunden. Damit ist das Billing des UNDER THE BLACK SUN 2016 wieder komplett.
Tickets gibt es hier:  http://www.folter666shop.de/de/Tickets/Hardticket/utbs--under-the-black-sun-3017.html?XTCsid=kj1uip7fb317eorirtpncodok1
Weitere Infos zum UNDER THE BLACK SUN findet ihr hier:
UTBS Homepage    UTBS auf Facebook
Viele Grüße, Stephan & Metal Promotions  www.metal-promotions.de
THE LEGION:GHOST unterschreiben bei NOIZGATE Records // Debütalbum für Herbst 2016 geplant :  Mit THE LEGION:GHOST sind die Durchstarter der Modern Metal Szene ab sofort Teil der NOIZGATE Familie! Das
Quintett aus dem Raum Aachen / Köln besteht erst seit knapp anderthalb Jahren - und sorgt nicht nur mit seinem Sound, der einem musikalischen Dampfhammer gleichkommt, bereits jetzt deutschlandweit für Aufsehen in
der Szene. Denn THE LEGION:GHOST, das ist ein Gesamtkonzept: Die Emergenz aus Musik, erzählten Geschichten, Visuellem und der Einheit von Band und Fans. Ein homogenes Ganzes und Metal straight from the heart!
Anfang 2015 gegründet, behaupten sich THE LEGION:GHOST an der Seite von Größen wie Misery Index, Hatesphere oder The Charm, The Fury längst selbstbewusst als neue Macht im Metal-Ring, teilen live derbe aus und entfesseln auf der Bühne einen audiovisuellen Mahlstrom, der einfach jeden mitreißen muss. Dass die Shows der Rheinländer schon lange kein Geheimtipp mehr sind, lässt sich deutlich an der täglich wachsenden Schar eingeschworener Fans ablesen, die ihrer Legion nicht nur die Treue halten, sondern ein unverzichtbarer Teil des Gefüges sind, das diese Band ausmacht.
Angeführt von Fronter Kevin Kearns (Vocals), stehen bei THE LEGION:GHOST mit Andreas Leifeld (Gitarre), Uli Werner (Gitarre), Markus Rémy (Bass) und Ben Overmann (Drums) fünf technisch hoch versierte, kreative Musiker bereit, zu beweisen, was es bedeutet, im zweiten Jahrzehnt des 21. Jahrhunderts zeitgemäßen Metal zu produzieren: Brutal, massiv, heavy, ohne Kompromisse, ohne Gnade und doch voller Intensität und ehrlichem Gefühl. Komplexe Arrangements, mächtige Riffs, gewaltig groovende Drums und bittersüße Melodien treffen auf irre Blasts und Staccato-Gitarren - moderner, tighter Metal at its best!
'Was den Sound angeht, sind THE LEGION:GHOST schlicht überragend. Aber auch das ganzheitliche Konzept, das die Band verfolgt - diese untrennbare Einheit aus Band und Fans, Musik, Message und visuellen Eindrücken  - hat uns von vorn herein überzeugt. Wir freuen uns, die Jungs an Bord zu haben und sind uns sicher, dass die Reise für THE LEGION:GHOST gerade erst beginnt', verrät Labelsprecher Dominik Rothe. 'Toll, dass wir diesen spannenden Weg nun gemeinsam gehen können.'
Auch von Bandseite aus zeigt man sich hoch erfreut über den gelungenen Vertragsabschluss: 'Mit NOIZGATE Records haben wir einen leidenschaftlichen und engagierten Partner gefunden, der genauso für uns und unsere Musik brennt, wie wir das tun. Wir sind froh, Teil der NOIZGATE-Familie zu sein und freuen uns auf eine intensive, vertrauensvolle und produktive Zusammenarbeit', so Sänger Kevin Kearns.
Man darf gespannt sein: Das erste THE LEGION:GHOST Album ist bereits für Herbst 2016 geplant!
Mehr Informationen zu THE LEGION:GHOST unter http://thelegionghost.com/.
www.noizgate.com
FDA REKOTZ "TOD" is coming !!  FDA REKOTZ "Tod" - T-Shirt &/or strictly limited hooded zip jacket - out on August 12th.!
The pre-sale for the strictly limited hooded zip jacket ends on July 5th.!! The number of produced hooded zip jackets will be just the amount of pre-orders !! No more ! At all it's an very exclusive item !
Offizielles Veröffentlichungsdatum ist der 12. August.
Der Vorverkauf für diese streng limitierte Kapuzenjacke endet am 5. Juli !! Wir werden nur soviele Kapuzenjacken produzieren, wie Vorbestellungen eingingen !! Nicht mehr !
  So könnt Ihr euch sicher sein, einen wirklich exklusiven Artikel zu sichern !
Artwork by Misanthropic Art
PRE-SALE:
http://fda-rekotz.com/gx2/de/presale/
Here we go again with the next massive update for 2016! I picked up lots of new zines for you like HEADSPLIT, GARM, BLACK BLOOD, SADISTIC SCREAMS, REALM OF SHADES, PSICOTERROR, THE CONVIVIAL HERMIT or CRYPTS OF ETERNITY as well as a few copies of the EXTREMITY RETAINED book by Jason Natherton or the latest releases of BLACK BLOOD PRESS from Portugal!
Apart from that I found plenty of dead stock from zines like HORRIBLE EYES, SOLEIL TRYSTE or FORGOTTEN PATH and managed to get my hands on quite a few second hand titles of zines like ISTEN, FUNERAL MAELSTROM OF HATE, OAKEN THRONE, SLAYER and lots more.
 Last but not least you may want to take a closer look at the MUSIC stuff I found like the NME and SADISTIK EXEKUTION tapes from Headsplit Records, the new INFERNAL CURSE album, the limited 2016 LUEGER repress or the excellent metal pins made by Omnibvs Mors (Stargazer, Vassafor, Vatra I Sumpor etc. etc.). Simply use the download link below to view the list!
Yours truly, Stefan
Schattenmann's ZineZone - second update for 2016:  http://www.mediafire.com/download/7wcyddoswf9bvsh/Distrolist_0216_A4.pdf
Blog:  http://schattenmanns.wordpress.com/
RECTAL SMEGMA - "GNORK" Genre:  Goregrind/Grindcore/Deathgrind  :
Running Time:   31 minutes
Line Up: 
Yannic - Vocals
Stijn - Guitar
Baard - Bass
Walter – Drums
TRACKLIST 
 01 - Flashpass to the Death
02 - Gnork
03 - Zombie Zuigtocht (Je Probeert Wat)
04 - Shit Squirting Sandy
05 - Scared Semen Altar
06 - Goregrind Graveyard
07 - Ballad of Balls
08 - Chocolate Milfshake
09 - Slime Swine Swing
10 - As I Lay With My Dying Fetus Bride
11 - Retardo Ricardo
12 - Quality is our Mission
13 - Poop Chute Meets Morning Wood
14 - Ass Crack Carnaval
15 - Foreskin Mask
16 - Animal Panic Porn Planet
17 - Beer and Benefits
Westland Goregrind kings, masters of the back door porn gore, abusers of all substances alcoholic and narcotic. Utterly insane partyheads with a lust for destruction and gore! Rectal Smegma are back with their 5th studio album "Gnork". Fast Goregrind with a lot of Death Metal and Grindcore elements.
Surely you still know Rectal Smegma from older releases, tours and festivals world wide, if not Rectal Smegma is recommended for fans of Last Days Of Humanity, Dead Infection, , Regurgitate or Dahmer.
http://www.rottenrollrex.com/
DEMON INCARNATE present video for DARVAZA !  Demon Incarnate are back with their brandnew 6 track mini-album named „DARVAZA“. The musical gate to hell contains a 24 minutes brilliant and catchy mixture of classic Doom Metal and 70's Rock music in the vein of Candlemass, Black Sabbath, Lucifer.
A step up to the next level and a first impression for an upcoming 2nd. full length album.
„DARVAZA“ was recorded by Charles Greywolf at his Studio Greywolf in Saarbrücken/Germany.
  Misanthropic Art is responsible for the cover artwork.
Today we present a first song in form of an video for the titletrack DARVAZA. Click the link and enjoy:
  
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OhKAe86lHPU
„DARVAZA“ will be released August 12th. 2016 by FDA REKOTZ / Soulfood Music on CD and Download !
DARVAZA pre-sale:
WWW.FDA-REKOTZ.COM
Track listing „DARVAZA“:
01. Darvaza
02. Mesmerized
03. Karakum
04. Caravan
05. The Hunter
06. Eastern Trail
Demon Incarnate are:
Lisa – vocals
Devil Jay – guitars
Phil – bass
Tobias – drums
Steve – sound/media/organ
https://www.facebook.com/demonincarnatemusic
UK based death-sludge power trio TIDES OF SULFUR have teamed up with THE SLUDGELORD to stream their new track "Maltheist". The track is taken from their forthcoming album Extinction Curse which will be released via Black Bow Records on July 15th 2016.
Stream "Maltheist" here:
  
http://thesludgelord.blogspot.ca/2016/06/the-sludgelord-exclusive-song-premiere.html
The band commented about the track "We fancied writing an utterly misanthropic and aggressively negative tune. It started off as an anti-religious affair but we'd decided that's been done a fair bit. "What if God is real?  What if the religions of the world are partly right but it turned out he was just a sadistic vicious bastard?" It turns out that there's a word for someone who believes that-A malthiest.
Pre-order Extinction Curse here: 
http://blackbowrecords.bigcartel.com/product/tides-of-sulfur-extinction-curse-cd
Tides Of Sulfur consists of bassist/vocalist Chris Bull, guitarist/vocalist Anthony O'Shea and drummer/vocalist Tom Lee. Formed in 2012, the band drew on limited influences to create their 'epic death sludge' sound with original drummer Jamie Burston. In 2013, Burston was replaced by powerhouse Tom Lee who instantly gave the band freedom to expand on their range of sound.  Drawing on the influence of more extreme forms of heavy music such as black metal, grindcore, crust and primitive doom, Tides Of Sulfur are a band who refuse to conform to genre restraints.
Track List
1. Eternal Bleeding
2. ...Of Suffering and Grief
3. Woe To You O Destroyer
4. Malthiest
5. Extinction Curse
6. Iron Fists Shall Rust
7. Year of Pigs
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OLD TEMPLE NEWS : Old Temple will re-release Mexican gods of Death Metal albums. The cult horde SARGATANAS in this year celebrating XXX anniversary. As a first will re-release debut album from 1999 "THE ENLIGHTENMENT". More information soon.
Long-awaited re-release Chilean BLACK CEREMONIAL KULT demo finalizing. It will finally be released as a split CD with ruthless GENOCIDE BEAST horde from USA. Premiere soon.
In cooperation with the Moon Records on the CD will release soon MOLOCH Letalis demos. Release will contain demo "SUICIDE SPECREUM" 2004 recorded under Moloch name and the demo "COLD EXECUTION" 2006.
Old Temple, Po Box 48, 86307 Grudziadz 9, Poland    www.oldtemple.com    www.shop.oldtemple.com
Greyhaze Records will reissue SARCOFAGO's classic 1989 EP ROTTING on digipak format with a bonus DVD on September 2. The seminal release from the Brazilian Black/Death Metal trailblazers features a lavish new layout. The DVD captures the band's live performance at Belo Horizonte in 1991 in support of MORBID ANGEL on the Altars of Madness Tour.  
Get in on the madness! Visit the link below to pre-order the Rotting CD/DVD.  http://store.greyhazerecords.com/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=417
Stream Rotting cut "Nightmare" at this location.
CD Track List:
1. The Lust
2. Alcoholic Coma
3. Tracy
4. Rotting
5. Sex, Drinks & Metal
6. Nightmare
DVD Track List:
1. Alcoholic Coma
2. Satanic Lust
3. Rotting
4. Satanas
5. Nightmare
www.greyhazerecords.com    www.facebook.com/greyhazerecords
USELESS STREAM NEW TRACK AT CVLT NATION:Third Eye Temple have teamed up with CVLT Nation to premiere a brand new track from the unholy black metal trinity known as USELESS. The track which is titled "ANAESTHESIA DOLOROSA", is taken from their forthcoming debut album Absence of Grace due to be released on September 2nd 2016.
Stream "Anaesthesia Dolorosa" at this location: 
http://www.cvltnation.com/premiere-useless-anaesthesia-dolorosa/
Absence of Grace consists of five tracks of absolute black metal madness with only one message:  You are of no meaning. You are useless. All you can do is tighten the noose.
USELESS bridges the gap between Norwegian black metal and the US black metal scene. It is slow and hypnotic, yet cold and depressive at the same time. The sound is best described as old Burzum meets Xasthur and "Demise" era Nachtmystium. Towards the gallows, into the ultimate nightmare.
Cover photo by Ihasan with design and colours originated by Mentalporn.
Line-up:
M: Guitars/Bass
Z: Drums
J: Vocals
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NORWEGIAN BLACK METALLERS CREST OF DARKNESS AND MY KINGDOM MUSIC TO RENEW LONG-STANDING RELATIONSHIP :  Fans of Norway's CREST OF DARKNESS will have seen a short teaser video appear on Facebook this week showing frontman and founder Ingar Amlien signing what appears to be a contract, and today Italian label My Kingdom Music confirmed that it was indeed a new recording contract, and that the veteran Norwegian Extreme Metallers would be continuing their collaboration with the label for the release of their next album.
Commenting on the renewal of their long-standing relationship, which started thirteen years ago, My Kingdom Music had this to say: "We are absolutely delighted to be able to continue with, and build on, the strong relationship we have always had with CREST OF DARKNESS. We first started working together back in 2003, and we have watched the band develop its style and sound over the years, and we are very excited to be releasing their seventh full-length album towards the end of this year. We have no doubts whatsoever that the new album will push the borders of their take on extreme metal to new limits. CREST OF DARKNESS' personal mix of Black, Thrash and Heavy Metal promises to make this the most mature and powerful album the band has ever released".
Amlien himself gave some hints at what fans could expect from the album, as well as echoing the label's sentiments about their working relationship: "Over the years CREST OF DARKNESS and My Kingdom Music seem to have grown side by side, so I'm very happy to be able to continue working with a label that understands both our music and our vision, and with whom we have always been able to have an open and constructive dialogue. Particularly as the new album is especially important to me as I've put a hell of a lot of myself and my emotions into it. I've always felt that when we are on stage, we create a sort of magic, and this time we have been able to transfer that magic to the recordings. You could say this is my personal Black Mass.
We are not going to reveal too much about the album at this stage except to say that it is currently being recorded at the MLP Studio with Nils Harald Mæhlum at the helm. We worked with Mæhlum on our first albums, and we recently got together again when we recorded last year's "Evil Messiah" EP, and it felt natural so we decided to stick with him for the new album, and it's proven to be a very good decision".
The teaser video of Ingar Amlien signing the contract can be seen on the band's YouTube channel at
 
https://youtu.be/vSv164A-v4Q
CREST OF DARKNESS' current lineup, which includes founder and frontman Ingar Amlien (ROQUEFIRE, CONCEPTION, AMLIEN's INFERNO) on bass and vocals, Rebo on guitars, Bernhard (ex- PALE FOREST) on drums, and Kristian Wentzel on keyboards.
More information about CREST OF DARKNESS can be found on the band's Facebook page at
 
http://www.facebook.com/crestofdarknessofficial
Nine tracks tracing the history of CREST OF DARKNESS, can be heard on the band’s SoundCloud page at
 
http://soundcloud.com/crest-of-darkness/sets/crest-of-darkness , whilst the official playlist, which includes the band's entire catalogue can be heard on Spotify at https://open.spotify.com/user/patriciathomas/playlist/7hW4CvcmbBGGriJtJBryx5
The Official video of the track “Demon Child” from CREST OF DARKNESS' 2013 album "In the Presence of Death" can be seen at  http://youtu.be/3-sNJCviSGY
Colorado death metal band BLOOD INCANTATION will release its debut full-length album this summer on Dark Descent Records.  After signing with the label just prior to the August 2015 release of the INTERDIMENSIONAL EXTINCTION EP, BLOOD INCANTATION returns with a 30-minute cerebral whirlwind of powerful atmospheric death metal. The intense and otherworldly technical/ambient/funeral death metal of Starspawn leaves the listener feeling transcendentally disembodied at the end of an unknown dimension. 
Dark Descent Records included album track "Choaplasm" on its most recent digital sampler. Stream the song  here.
Produced entirely in analog, the energy and magnetism of live BLOOD INCANTATION is tangibly melting through the speakers, and the songwriting, production and performance constellations have all fully aligned. 
With appearances at California Death Fest and Covenant Festival (Canada) already on the horizon, and an even more extensive US tour this September, the worldwide spread of the BLOOD INCANTATION tentacles into all orbits is as inevitable as your own death and this galaxy's violent collapse. 
Dark Descent Records will release the album on CD, vinyl, cassette and digital formats. 
www.facebook.com/Blood-incantation-508899805936788   www.darkdescentrecords.com      www.facebook.com/DarkDescentRecords 
SOMNIUM NOX (Australia) - 'APOCRYPHA'  : Genre - Experimental/Progressive Black Metal : Opening with sounds emanating from the native Australian tribal instrument, the didgeridoo, the music quickly picks up speed and intensity, thus beginning a new chapter in modern black metal. Somnium Nox, a band comprising veterans of known but unrevealed bands, step into the world of black metal with aplomb. Instead of releasing several fragmented songs under the pretext of an EP, they've decided instead to release one monolithic song encompassing everything great from the style. From the lush, foresty sounds of Drudkh, to the experimentation of bands like Blut Aus Nord and Deathspell Omega, to the atmospheric brilliance of Spectral Lore and the progressive skills of Grey Heaven Fall and Seedna, they've somehow merged it seamlessly, in a way that all these disparate elements complement each other and enhance the overall black metal appeal of this surprisingly potent and groundbreaking release. Somnium Nox have set new standards with  'Apocrypha' while innocuously releasing a single track to serve that purpose. 
Album Line-up:
Nocturnal - Guitars, Bass, Didgeridoo, Drum programming 
Ashahalasin - Vocals
Track list:
1. Apocrypha
Somnium Nox Official Bandcamp (FULL STREAMING)
Somnium Nox Official Facebook

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

Cheers!Kunal Choksi Owner/Label head/Artist
  Transcending Obscurity - webzine, record label and PR company 
www.tometal.com    www.facebook.com/transcendingobscurity
DIABOLIZER UNLEASH LYRIC VIDEO FOR  "PROCESS THE VOID" : Extreme metal label THIRD EYE TEMPLE have revealed a brand new lyric video from Turkish death metal horde DIABOLIZER. The track, which is titled "Process the Void" is a pure blast of death metal and is currently streaming via the highly esteemed LEGACY MAGAZINE.
Watch the lyric video for "Process the Void" here:
   
http://www.legacy.de/exklusives/item/33785-exklusiv-diabolizer-praesentieren-lyric-video
For those of you who prefer to just listen, the track was also released via Transcending Obscurity on Soundcloud. You can stream the track here: 
http://tometal.com/song-premiere-turkish-death-metal-band-diabolizer/
"Process the Void" is from Diabolizer's forthcoming album Apokalypse which will be released on July 8th 2016 on MCD format. You can pre-order Apokalypse at this location:   http://thirdeyetemple.com/shop/en/main/501-diabolizer-apokalypse-ltd-mcd.html
Diabolizer consists of members of Decaying Purity, Engulfed, Deggial and Godslaying Hellblast. Thier first MCD  "Apokalypse" offers 5 tracks of relentless death metal containing diabolical skills, unending wrath and worship of destruction. As a bonus, the CD will also contain 2 tracks from their very limited 2012 promo "Shadows Of Impending Decimation", which accounts for over 30 minutes of sonic holocaust! Expect nothing but cruel, punishing and relentless death metal madness! 
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WARFATHER has released the artwork and track listing for forthcoming sophomore album THE GREY EMINENCE. The album will be released September 16 on Greyhaze Records. Pre-order it at this location.
Featuring Steve Tucker (MORBID ANGEL), WARFATHER's highly anticipated follow-up to debut album  Orchestrating the Apocalypse, was produced by Death Metal icon and studio wizard Erik Rutan (HATE ETERNAL, ex-MORBID ANGEL). 
The collaboration marks the first time Tucker and Rutan have worked together since MORBID ANGEL's Gateways to Annihilation. Tucker had this to say about the results:
"I am extremely excited for the release of The Grey Eminence. I feel that this album is one of the best things that I have ever been a part of! Erik Rutan did an amazing job on the production and the songs speak for themselves!" 
Producer Erik Rutan (HATE ETERNAL, ex-MORBID ANGEL) added:
"Recording with Steve and the guys on the new Warfather album has been fantastic! It has been a blast to be working on this monster album in the studio once again with my great friend and former band mate. The songs are heavy as hell and just outright awesome. We have some great tones and performances."
The Grey Eminence Track List:
1. Orders of the Horde
2. Headless Mean Can No Longer Speak
3. Judgement, The Hammer
4. For Glory or Infamy
5. The Dawning Inquisition
6. Heedless Servant
7. Carnage of the Pious
8. Grey Eminence
9. Fair and Final Warning
www.facebook.com/pages/WarFather/240931366011521    www.greyhazerecords.com    www.facebook.com/greyhazerecords
Hello everyone,  We are very happy to announce  the release of a split album on our division  EMANATIONS  :
IN CAUDA VENENUM (Black Metal Atmospheric France )
HEIR ( Post Black Metal, France)
SPECTRALE ( Acoustic experimental, France) -  (JEFF GRIMAL's project, THE GREAT OLD ONES member)
Release date:   August 18th  2016 .
Awesome artwork by Jeff Grimal from THE GREAT OLD ONES
 Preorder are available on our webstore. 
After a first album released in 2015, IN CAUDA VENENUM delivers an interpretation of Angelo Badalamenti's masterpiece, Laura Palmer's Theme, originally found on the Twin Peaks original soundtrack.
This 15 minute long track is a depiction of the fragility and silent distress expressed by the devastated body of a self-destructive and lost teenager found ashore,
This track is the first collaboration between IN CAUDA VENENUM and the cello player Rapahël Verguin (PSYGNOSIS, XEVNNIZH).
This recording is also the band's tribute to Catherine E. Coulson (1943 - 2015) who performed as Margaret Lanterman aka "The Log Lady" in Twin Peaks.
It didn't take long for the Toulouse based band HEIR to make a name for themselves. Their powerful and intense music oscillates between relentless accelerations and spellbinding melodies; the end result is a nefarious atmosphere that draws from the harshness of Black Metal and the complexity of post-rock. The mood created by the band is instantly captivating and HEIR pays a real homage to the great names of Black Metal without ever taking the easy route. It is no surprise that HEIR has quickly turned into one of the most promising names in the French metal scene.
Created in 2013, Spectrale is the brainchild of multifaceted artist, Jeff Grimal. Painter, graphic artist and musician, Jeff Grimal (THE GREAT OLD ONES) has spent two years working on music and artwork to create a universe built on mesmerizing melodies, ethereal atmospheres, colors and images. Along with Jean Baptiste Poujol, Jeff Grimal drew inspiration from artists such as Pink Floyd, Steve Reich, Ulver, Magma and many others to deliver these atmospheric acoustic tracks. Spectrale is an invitation to a journey far beyond the physical world, an experience no words words cannot fully describe.
https://www.facebook.com/LADLOproductions
INFINITUM OBSCURE (Mexico) - 'INFERNAL DARK FORCE'  : Genre - Blackened Death Metal : Mexican death metal legends Infinitum Obscure have decided to release their classic 'Infernal Dark Force' album via their own label, Death Elite. It's time to explore the renowned band's history all over again, this time in the best possible sound quality, as the music has been remastered by the founder himself, Robert Lizarraga. This album created waves in the underground when it was first released in the last decade. The band had a mysterious, inherently dark and dissonant quality without compromising on their steely sound, not devoid of melodies, as Infinitum Obscure somehow merge the obscure thrashy death metal music of The Chasm with the Swedish-sounding black metal music of bands like Dissection, Dawn, Sacramentum and Naglfar. The result is a veritable dark and intriguing form of blackened death metal music, a sound that the band have forged over the years and perfected. It all began here though and even after a decade, the music sounds fresh, pure, and puts many new bands to shame. Infinitum Obscure's legacy remains untarnished, revered, and alive - the band will release their new full length on Transcending Obscurity Records when ready. 
Album Line-up:
R.Lizárraga - lead 6 string ritual noise & funeral orations
H.Lalanne - lead guitar
A.Castañeda - bass
O.García - battery
New Death Elite version album track list:
1.    As Light Fades (The Coming Armageddon)    
2.    Where Death-Winds Blow    
3.    Possessing the Fire 
4.    Beyond a Dying Sun
5.    A Quest for Vengeance
6.    The Final Aeon
7.    Storm of Impious Hatred    
8.    We Have Arrived 
9.    Shadowless Light
Death Elite Records Facebook
Infinitum Obscure Facebook
Cheers! Kunal Choksi  Owner/Label head/Artist Transcending Obscurity - webzine, record label and PR company    www.tometal.com      www.facebook.com/transcendingobscurity
WIRED ANXIETY (India) - 'THE DELIRIUM OF NEGATION' EP  :  Genre - Death Metal : New Bombay boys in Wired Anxiety have left something special for posterity, before moving out of the country for higher studies. 'The Delirium of Negation' has to be one of the most ambitious and well-recorded death metal albums from the country. None other than Arkady Navaho of Navaho Studios (Katalepsy, 7 H.Target, etc.) mixed and mastered the release for maximum impact. The band's sounding mightier than ever before; the riffs are chunkier than the flesh on a water buffalo, percussion that's literally floor-crumbling, and compelling growling that adds a lot of momentum to the proceedings. This is death metal with vigour, force and panache, the new face of Indian death metal. There are not one but two artworks for this release, made by the reputed Indonesian artist Coki Greenway (Aborted, Devourment, etc.) and both are presented in a special slipcase edition that's strictly limited. If you're into death metal that's brutal and heavy, Wired Anxiety are bound to please. 
Album Line-up:
Dheeraj Govindraju - Vocals 
Sumeet Ninawe - Drums 
Naval Katoch - Guitar 
Adwait Jadhav - Bass
Track list:
1. Test Subject: Human 
2. Heavily Sedated 
3. Severe Comorbidity 
4. Focus 22 
Wired Anxiety Label Bandcamp (Pre-orders are ON!)
Transcending Obscurity Official Site
Wired Anxiety Facebook
Transcending Obscurity Facebook
Cheers!   Kunal Choksi  Owner/Label head/Artist   Transcending Obscurity - webzine, record label and PR company    www.tometal.com     www.facebook.com/transcendingobscurity
NEWS 10.6.2016
DESERTED FEAR touren mit DARK FUNERAL und KRISIUN durch Europa! DESERTED FEAR, Deutschlands talentiertester und hoffnungsvollster Death Metal Act, haben eine Europatour mit den legendären DARK FUNERAL und KRISIUN an Land gezogen und werden im Oktober und November nun auch außerhalb Deutschlands ausgedehnt unterwegs sein.
Die Band über die Tour:
„Wahnsinn, bevor wir unser neues Album auf euch loslassen, werden wir im Herbst gemeinsam mit zwei absoluten Metal Legenden in so einem richtigen Tourbus quer durch Europa fahren. Viele der Städte kennen wir bis jetzt nur von der Landkarte und wir freuen uns riesig, so etwas mal erleben zu dürfen. Damit geht für uns ein Jugendtraum in Erfüllung und wir sagen Danke an euch alle da draußen, die uns bis hier hin supportet haben und es damit erst möglich machen. Scheiße sind wir aufgeregt...!“
Hier alle Dates der „Shadows Over Europe“ Tour:
DARK FUNERAL
KRISIUN
DESERTED FEAR
12.10.16 Copenhagen - Amager Bio (DK)
13.10.16 Nijmegen - Doornroosje (NL)
14.10.16 Leipzig - Hellraiser (DE)
15.10.16 Essen - Turock (DE)
16.10.16 Vosselaar - Biebob (BE)
17.10.16 London - Underworld (UK)
18.10.16 Paris - Petit Bain (FR)
19.10.16 Vannes - Echonova (FR)
20.10.16 Biarritz - Atabel (FR)
21.10.16 Madrid - Arena (ES)
22.10.16 Barcelona - Salamandra 1 (ES)
23.10.16 Marseille - Le Moulin (FR)
24.10.16 Milano - Magazzini Generali (IT)
25.10.16 Pratteln - Z-7 (CH)
26.10.16 Munich - Backstage (DE)
27.10.16 Vienna - Simmcity (AT)
29.10.16 Katowice - Mega Club (PL)
30.10.16 Warsaw - Progresja Music Zone (PL)
31.10.16 Berlin - K17 (DE)
01.11.16 Cologne - Luxor (DE)
02.11.16 Ludwigsburg - Rockfabrik (DE)
03.11.16 Leiden - Gebroeders de Nobel (NL)
04.11.16 Oignies - Metaphones (FR)
05.11.16 Selestat - Rock your Brain Fest (FR)
06.11.16 Lyon - Ninkasi Kao (FR)
DESERTED FEAR :
01.07. Roitzschjora, With Full Force
25.07. Tolmin (SLO), Metaldays
03.09. Katzenbach, Metallergrillen
17.09. St. Pölten (AT), STP Metalweekend
www.desertedfear.de   www.facebook.com/desertedfear     www.youtube.com/desertedfear
Jan Hoffmann  ANGER MANAGEMENT & PROMOTION     Märkische Str 48    44141 Dortmund  Germany           Jan@angermanagement.cc
DAWN OF DISEASE – Audio Premiere For Track “The Saviour's Tomb”! It's no secret that DAWN OF DISEASE have been highly influenced by old school Swedish Death Metal: a healthy dose of Scandinavian rawness will worm its way into every tune, but in the past couple of years these Germans have started to conquer new shores. With their upcoming full length album Worship The Grave these guys have also infused their third assault with unbound guitar solos and more dynamic vocals than ever before – the result might be the most intense death metal release of the year!
Check out a new track off of their Death Metal masterpiece WORSHIP THE GRAVE entitled “The Saviour’s Tomb” here: https://youtu.be/SlAZ0bec3KE
Instead of cheaply rehashing the typical Sunlight sound, the guys opted for a modern and pumping production, courtesy of Woodshed Studios, that puts the spotlight on blasting beats, grinding grooves, and insidious melodies.
Worship The Grave track listing:
01. Worship The Grave
02. The Saviour's Tomb    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SlAZ0bec3KE
03. Ashes
04. On Trails Of Death
05. Prayer For The Dawn
06. Cult Of The Fading Light
07. Through Nameless Ages  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nh686Fxb2jY
08. Outsourcing The Brain
09. Enwrapped In Guts
10. The Sky Is Empty
Worship The Grave is set to be released on June 24th 2016 via Napalm Records! Thank you very much for the support! Who has mistakenly received the newsletter, or no longer wants to receive it, can unsubscribe it.  Best wishes, Dawn of Disease .
IN FLAMMEN Hangover Run - Für die Harten unter euch!  Nachdem sich letztes Jahr trotz Gluthitze ein paar Bekloppte gefunden haben, geht er dieses Jahr in die 2. Runde: Der Hangover Run.  Ihr wollt nach einer durchzechten Nacht wieder fit werden für einen weiteren Festivaltag? Dann bringt eure Laufschuhe mit. Hebbe und Lugh von Ketzer Records werden mit euch eine Runde (ca. 8km) um den See laufen um euch auszunüchtern.
Vorausetzung ist nur, dass ihr normalerweise nüchtern 8km laufend bewältigen könnt. Das Lauftempo ist gemütlich, es wird keiner zurückgelassen oder im See versenkt.
Der Lauf findet bei jedem Wetter statt. Nur die Harten kommen in den Garten.
  Treffpunkt ist am Stand von Ketzer Records.
Bitte teilen damit sich wieder reichlich Leute finden.
 
https://www.facebook.com/events/1644536842460750/permalink/1741096169471483/
Die UNDER THE BLACK SUN-Veranstalter müssen leider bekannt geben, dass sowohl DØDHEIMSGÅRD (Norwegen) als auch GENOCIDE SHRINES (Sri Lanka) ihre Auftritte auf dem diesjährigen Festival absagen müssen. Als ersten Ersatz für den Ausfall von DHG konnten kurzfristig ISVIND bestätigt werden, sodass der Norwegen-Abend wieder vollständig ist. An einem Ersatz für GENOCIDE SHRINES wird derzeit fleißig gearbeitet.
Tickets gibt es hier:  http://www.folter666shop.de/de/Tickets/Hardticket/utbs--under-the-black-sun-3017.html?XTCsid=kj1uip7fb317eorirtpncodok1
Weitere Infos zum UNDER THE BLACK SUN findet ihr hier:
UTBS Homepage
UTBS auf Facebook
Viele Grüße, Stephan & Metal Promotions   www.metal-promotions.de
Hell(o) Death Metal Maniacs, Defying Danger Records proudly presents the oldest of all old school formats-the cassette version of the new SLAUGHTERDAY album ''LAWS OF THE OCCULT''. Finally OUT NOW and ready for shipping!!!
So check out this new masterpiece, spread the message & stay in contact!!
your D.D.R. Team
Tracklisting:
01. Unseal The Gate
02. Ritual Of Sacrifice
03. Sepulchral Ways
04. Beyond Body, Beyond Life
05. Torn By The Beast
06. Church Of Dread
07. Eyes That Never Shut
08. Feeding The Ghouls
09. Forbidden Wisdom
10. Plunging to Megadeath
D.D.R. # 017  SLAUGHTERDAY - Laws Of The Occult TAPE
Northern German powerhouse SLAUGHTERDAY are around since 2010 and have managed to gain a lot of attention with their previous releases. The two rabid brothers celebrate old school death metal in the vein of AUTOPSY, CARCASS or MASSACRE while adding some unique & irrestistible vibes to it.  Their new masterpiece „Laws Of The Occult“ with 10 amazing tracks including a HALLOWS EVE coverversion directly from the slaughterhouse! 
Produced by Jörg Uken at Soundlodge Studios & Cover Art by Mark Cooper !  Now out on TAPE limited to 300 copies, handnumbered edition of D.D.R. Tape Series #17. All you need is some SLAUGHTERDAY Tapes - get it!
SLAUGHTERDAY 2016
Current Lineup:
Jens Finger - Guitar/Bass
and
Bernd Reiners - Drums/Vocals
http://slaughterday666.bandcamp.com/    https://www.facebook.com/slaughterdayofficial/ 
check out the new release live on stage!
Next Gigs:
17.08.16 Dinkelsbühl - Summer Breeze Open Air
26.-28.08.16 Suurhusen - Coast Rock Festival
Press:
"This is a very enjoyable release, and I’d recommend this for anyone who has a taste for the old-school."WONDERBOX METAL
"Die Boxen verlässt ein Grollen, das so infernalisch ist, dass sich selbst der Teufel einscheißt!"8,5/10 Punkte TOTGEHÖHRT
"Hier gibt es Musik mit Seele! Dunkel und morbide und auf den Punkt gebracht." 9/10 Punkte POSSESSED MAG
The overall impression: yes, ''Laws Of The Occult'' is a strong, mature, oldschool death album.80/100 pts LORDS OF METAL
If you liked the first one, "Nightmare Vortex" and the EP "Ravenous", you can only expect another dose of old school Death Metal in the same vein as their previous works.But, if the originality remained unchanged, quality has improved as much as needed to approve this new effort. VOICES FROM THE DARK SIDE
"Die ostfriesische Zwei-Mann-Combo wechselt mit einer beeindruckendenSelbstverständlichkeit vom schmutzigen Todesblei zum hochmelodischen Heavy Metal und wieder zurück, dass es eine wahre Freude ist."8/10 Points METAL.DE
"Anchecken - wenn es denn sein muss - könnt ihr somit jeden Song, denn jeder von ihnen wird euch einen amtlichen Schwinger verpassen." 8,5/10 Points MEGA-METAL.DE
"I love the simple songwriting too; no bullshit, no endless guitars leads.…a direct axe hit to the head, blunt and brutal."8,5 Points DUTCHMETALMANIAC
...and still hot:
D.D.R. # 16  NECROMORPH - Under The Flag CD
NECROMOPRH is Grindcore cult from Berlin since 1995,without any convoluted bullshit.
After five years of waiting for some new output NECROMORPH dropped a real bomb at last.
2nd attack "Under The Flag" finally brings 15 brandnew hard-crushing & fast grooving traxx,
Maximum speed meets extreme groove along with a piece of progressive melodies. It’s direct, it’s incisive – it’s Grindcore at its deadly best. Experience the agony of human being on “Under the Flag”.
Fans of Nasum, ROTTEN SOUND, REGURGITATE & NASUM etc. will love it!
Comes with striking poster-booklet & sticker!
Also available as bundle with T-Shirt, Girlie or their first album
under the new Defying Danger slogan
 
„Decades of Grind“.
Stay tuned for the grinding madness now!
D.D.R. # 15  HARMONY DIES - Indecent Paths Of A Ramifying Darkness DigCD
German Death Metal horde HARMONY DIES is back with their brandnew 4th full lenght album named „Indecent Paths Of A Ramifying Darkness“.The time of long waiting it´s finally over and the band is ready to win the next Death Metal Battles!
The five mates celebrate their Death Metal sickness since 1992 and now in 2016 after long silence, the empire strikes back with 6 amazing new tracks!
HARMONY DIES„Indecent Paths Of A Ramifying Darkness“ album mixed by them self and mastered by Vintagemastering.
The fantastic artwork-creater was David Kempf.
„Indecent Paths Of A Ramifying Darkness CD”  is released as D.D.R. # 015 in a strictly
 
limited Digisleeve, handnumbered 666 copies  only and a apart of the  D.D.R. Tapeseries handnumbered 300 copies!!!
Tapeversion has the full "slaughtered" album, as celebration from 20 years anniversary extra on top!
So watch out for the brandnew masterpiece in Death Metal & hurry up for saving your copy!
You can order all at our Onlineshop:
 
www.defyingdanger.de
Defying Danger Records   P.O. Box 100133    06871 Lutherstadt Wittenberg   Germany     www.defyingdanger.de   www.facebook.com/defyingdanger
The second full-length album by Croatian Black Metal band. Containing 10 songs, including Motörhead cover “Kingdom of the Worm”, it's a manifestation of the individual presence of its creators within the Black Metal scene for almost two decades. Each track is a journey into a realm of despair and darkness, mainly due to the harsh vocals and cold & dark guitar melodies that blend perfectly together.
This is not an album that anyone can just 'whack on' in the background willy nilly. It must be listened to intently and taken in like the musical drug that it is. "CATHEDRAL OF THE BLACK CULT" is a flawless, yet intimidating musical experience which will open a portal to another dimension to the listener who's ready to gaze into it.
Streaming melodic riffs in extended phrases form the defining character of each song with representational distinction and progressions towards tonal and rhythmic changes, communicating the purpose of hierarchical sequence observed in nature’s ferociously necessary order of operation, reflected in the substance of the inner-self, magnified in the character of spiritual striving and agonizing existential discovery.
This is pure unsaturated Black Metal in all of its cold fury! There isn’t just grim lyrics reflecting the power of Satan and the beauty of Darkness, but the album actually draws the listener into the world beyond humanity. If you truly understand the music, you will be taken to the dark endless universe!!
This is the future and the past of the Black Metal! This is a masterpiece of Black Metal and Extreme Metal in general!! Every other word and description is pointless...
For fans of: Satyricon, Emperor, Mayhem, and all Black Metal fans in general.
http://metalscraprecords.com
BENEATH THE STORM – “LUCID NIGHTMARE”     File Under: Sludge Doom Metal : Fourth album by Slovenian Sludge Doom masters BENEATH THE STORM. “Lucid Nightmare” marks a new beginning for the band. The voice of Beneath The Storm has risen from the tombs of hell and got infected by dark melodies. The new album introduces you to the world of nightmares. A world where obscure visions become reality. It will trap you in its horror and leave you paralyzed in sleep. Enter at your own risk!
SELLING POINTS
 ·        Strong come-back by Slovenian Sludge masters with an unexpected “Funeral Grunge” attitude!
·        First single massive rotation on social networks:
 
https://youtu.be/wa6GbZCv7dk
·        Recommended if you like: ELECTRIC WIZARD, ACID BATH, ALICE IN CHAINS.
https://www.facebook.com/beneaththestormdoom
Finnish Industrial Metal/EBM Group KING SATAN have released the official video for new single "PSYGNOSIS." The video was directed, written and produced by the band's mastermind/vocalist Aleister Von Satan himself. Check it out at this location. The single will be included on the band's upcoming debut album, which will be released later in 2016 on Saturnal Records. 
KING SATAN is an industrial metal / EBM band from Tampere, Finland, founded in 2015 by Aleister Von Satan (a.k.a. fra. Zetekh, also mastermind of occult black metal band Saturnian Mist). KING SATAN combines influences from a wide range of extreme metal, electro-industrial and even hard rock. Musically, the band is about complete defiance - not only towards the boundaries and conventions of metal and electro music but also the status quo of spiritual life and mental status of modern world. Nothing is sacred and no stone shall be left unturned.
Spotify link for "Psygnosis"   https://open.spotify.com/track/02oJ9B8FlRerROfTLIiBic
iTunes link for "Psygnosis":
  
https://itunes.apple.com/fi/album/02-psygnosis/id1121561300?i=1121561334&l=fi
KING SATAN's first promo titled We are King Satan and we Fuck the World (2015) was recorded in autumn 2015 and released in December 2015 together with a music video single from the demo titled Enter Black Fire (2015). The video was directed by ALEISTER VON SATAN himself. The CD edition of the demo sold out fast and KING SATAN were going through a period of finding an established line-up for the sake of performing live, which meant that  a lot of people came and went before the line-up was settled. DJ SHEMHAMFORASH (a.k.a. fra. Ptahaz, also known from Saturnian Mist) was already in the band during the time of the first demo and handled guitars, synths and DJ responsibilities live, while B.B. KILL found himself as a guitaris,t and KATE BOSS as a bassist and a dancer.
Due to the success of the demo KING SATAN started working almost immediately on the debut full-length album in March 2016 and the first live shows were confirmed quickly. The first live appearance will take place August 2016 at the SAARIHELVETTI FESTIVAL, Tampere, Finland, where the band will share the stage with such names as Turmion Kätilöt and Shining, while the second show will take a place at the extravagant GOTHIC FEST in SOFIA at Sofia, Bulgaria on October 29, 2016.
"Enter Black Fire" Music Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X8pHoQCeulQ
www.kingsatan.net/    www.saturnalrecords.com/    www.facebook.com/kingsatan616
Southern California's GHOULGOTHA have unleashed their second full-length album, TO STARVE THE CROSS. The 10-track beast stands as a  masterpiece of atonal and dissonant death metal delivered straight from the warped mind of Wayne Sarantopoulos (Decrepitaph, Encoffination, et. al). Angry Metal Guy befittingly called the album "ugly music for ugly times," that's "intentionally hard on the ears."
Find out how ugly this bastard is at 
darkdescentrecords.bandcamp.com/album/to-starve-the-cross.  
To Starve the Cross was mixed and mastered by Damian Herring at Subterranean Watchtower Studios with artwork by Mattias Frisk. Dark Descent will unleash this monster June 13 on CD and digital formats with vinyl treatment coming soon after.  
www.facebook.com/ghoulgotha666    www.darkdescentrecords.com     
CHALICE OF SUFFERING (International) - 'FOR YOU I DIE' : Genre - Doom Metal : US based doom metal band Chalice of Suffering have worked hard on their debut release, and it shows. Employing flute and bagpipes as additional instruments to paint the canvas of their sorrowful music, Chalice of Suffering have brought to life an excellent rendition of life's inevitable miseries, but they have done it with class and grace. With members of Nangilima, Wandering Oak, and We Are Legion adding their experience to John McGovern's vision, the final product leaves nothing to be desired. The gently wafting music is punctuated by soul-tearing melodies, and the additional instruments coupled with the atmospheric melancholy, just takes it to a different level. One can actually feel different shades of grey as the music oscillates from black doom to glimmers of white hope that uplift the proceedings, mirroring life and its vagaries. The crushing death/doom music foundation gives it strength, the courage to go on, despite the reflection of tragedies, but all in all, this is what makes it beautiful - without darkness there can be no light. 'For You I Die' is the ultimate expression of moving, emotive, near-sentient doom metal music for the harrowed souls.
Album Line-up: 
John McGovern - Vocals
Nikolay Velev (Nangilima) - Keyboards / Guitars
Will Maravelas (We Are Legion, Plague of Stars) - Guitars / Bass
Aaron Lanik (We Are Legion, Plague of Stars) - Drums
Robert Bruce Pollard (Wandering Oak) - Tin Flute
Allan Towne (We Are Legion, Mastiff) - Guest Vocals
Kevin Murphy - Bagpipes / Irish Gaelic Vocals
Track list: 
1. Darkness
2. Who Will Cry
3. For You I Die
4. Alone 
5. Screams of Silence 
6. Cumha Do Mag Shamhrain 
7. Fallen 
8. Void
Chalice of Suffering Official Bandcamp (FULL STREAM)
Chalice of Suffering Official Facebook
Thanks!  Kunal Choksi
  Owner/Label head/Artist  Transcending Obscurity - webzine, record label and PR company    
www.tometal.com    www.facebook.com/transcendingobscurity
NEBELUNG – “ MISTELTEINN”  : When ten years ago Nebelung released its debut Mistelteinn on the now defunct Dresden label Eislicht – known for its genre defining releases in neofolk –, it received wide attention despite all its technical imperfections. Through the haze of a band taking its first steps into acoustic music and singing, the album seemed to manifest a nature mysticism as pure and heartfelt as it is seldom experienced. Sold out since half a decade, and never rereleased, the album now finally gets a new treatment. Completely rerecorded, and partially rearranged, the songs on Mistelteinn are presented here in a new light. The delicacy of the picked guitars, the mournful melancholy of the cello, and the matured and warm sonority of the voice reveal the craftsmanship Nebelung has acquired over the decade of its existence. Where the official release revealed merely a glimpse of its beautiful and pristine wilderness, this rerelease finally pulls the listener deep into its world, singing natures hymn, clear and unimpeded.
Mistelteinn is released by Temple of Torturous on white vinyl in an edition of 300 copies.
https://nebelung.bandcamp.com    https://www.facebook.com/nebelungofficial   http://www.templeoftorturous.com    http://www.facebook.com/ToTRecords
Hello,Alexandre Martinez from french label Deadlight Entertainment; I am submitting you today the debut album of ORACLES "MISERYCORDE".
ORACLES is a new act created by Sven de Caluwé (ABORTED), Steve Miller (SYSTEM DIVIDE), Andrei Aframov (SYSTEM DIVIDE) later joined by Mendel Bij de Leij (ABORTED), Ken Bedene (ABIGAIL WILLIAMS, ABORTED), Sanna Salou (DIMLIGHT) following the end of SYSTEM DIVIDE; 
The debut album "Miserycorde" was mixed and mastered by the famous Tue Madsen (EPICA, VOLBEAT, DESTRUCTION) while its artwork was conceived by Colin marks (EXODUS, STRAPPING YOUNG LAD). Release date is set for july 1st.
Tracklisting & guests
01. An Adagio For The Callous
02. The Tribulation Of Man (feat PerNilsson - SCAR SYMMETRY)
03. Catabolic (I Am)
04. Quandaries Obsolete (feat Ryan Knight - THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER) -   LISTEN ON YOUTUBE
05. Scorn -   LISTEN ON YOUTUBE
06. Body Of Ineptitude (feat Jeff Loomis - NEVERMORE ARCH ENEMY)
07. Remnants Echo
08. Canvas Of Me
09. S(k)in -   LISTEN ON YOUTUBE
10. The Beautiful People (MARILYN MANSON cover)
11. We, The Indifferent
www.deadlight.fr     https://www.facebook.com/Deadlight.ent
PAGANIZER (Sweden) - 'ON THE OUTSKIRTS OF HADES' MCD  Genre - Swedish Death Metal  :  Paganizer, the Swedish death metal warmachine, emerge with their latest epic. 'On the Outskirts of Hades' is a testament to the glory of the classic death metal style and its virility. Rogga Johansson and his main band are in best form. This is the most crushing output to come out Sweden in years. It showcases not just the exemplary songwriting skills of this great and experienced band but also its sheer muscle - it eats the newer ones raw and shits them out whole. Paganizer have never sounded better; each song is adrenaline-fused, laden with massive viking axe-hooks, earth-pounding percussion, and topped off with roars echoing down from Valhalla. Along with Affliction Gate's EP, this one will go down as one of the mightiest death metal EPs to be released this year.
Album Line-up:
Rogga Johansson - Guitars, Vocals
Kjetil Lynghaug - Lead Guitars
Matte Fiebig - Drums
Martin Klasen - Bass
Track list:
1. Angry all the Time 
2. Adjacent to Purgatory
3. The Netherworld Carnivale
4. On the Outskirts of Hades
Paganizer Label Bandcamp (Pre-orders are ON!)
Transcending Obscurity Official Site
Paganizer Facebook
Transcending Obscurity Facebook

Cheers!
  Kunal Choksi  Owner/Label head/Artist  Transcending Obscurity - webzine, record label and PR company  
www.tometal.com   www.facebook.com/transcendingobscurity
SECOND INSTALLMENT OF MORTIIS-SHOCK FILMMAKER REINERT KIIL COLLABORATION NOW AVAILABLE :
OSLO, Norway - The second installment in a trio of short films by Norwegian filmmaker Reinert Kiil set to music by Mortiis is now available. Draugr, which features Mortiis' "Too Little Too Late" as its soundtrack, continues the trilogy in Kiil's depravity-driven style. "Ethanol injected directly into veins, naked chicks with shotguns, split tongues and sword swallowing," Mortiis said. "What could possibly go wrong?"
The "shock film" director has gained notoriety as Norway's only Grindhouse filmmaker. Draugr has already caused national Norwegian media to all but ban the film short, due in part to its content, as well as Mortiis' past affiliation with early Norwegian Black Metal.
Mortiis' ninth album, The Great Deceiver, is available now via Omnipresence.
Check out both Mortiis-Kiil films, as well as videos for the tracks "Demons are Back,"  "Doppelganger" and "The Shining Lamp of God," all taken from The Great Deceiver:
"Too Little Too Late"
"Too Little Too Late" (Draugr Short Film Soundtrack)
 https://youtu.be/LweRhVfwYyE
Geisteskrank (Vardøger Short Film Soundtrack)
"Geisteskrank"
"Geisteskrank" (Vardøger Short Film Soundtrack)ardøger Short Film Soundtrack
)   https://youtu.be/mg3gPktJI1c
Check out the recently released videos for the tracks ‘Doppelganger’, ‘The Shining Lamp of God’ & 'Demons are Back", all taken from the forthcoming Mortiis album ’The Great Deceiver:
'Demons are Back'
-   https://youtu.be/CyruGbLQaSs
(free single download available from
 
https://mortiis.bandcamp.com/album/demons-are-back
‘Doppelganger’ -
https://youtu.be/lF4BYh5xCPU
(free single download available available from
 
http://www.mortiis.com/#!doppelganger/w6nmz
‘The Shining Lamp of God’  https://youtu.be/peiIL5ExGnk
(free single download available from  http://www.mortiis.com
http://www.mortiis.com     http://www.facebook.com/officialmortiis     http://twitter.com/Mortiis   https://www.instagram.com/mortiisofficial/
Hailing from Bangladesh, the three-piece SERPENT SPELLS is yet another band to get under the wings of GODZ OV WAR PRODUCTIONS. Owing to the collaboration, the debut EP entitled 'MANTRAS WITHIN ASCENDING FIRE' featuring nearly twenty minutes of unique Blackened Death Metal will be released as soon as on May 31.
Four tracks contained on the release closely follow the classics of extreme music and bring to mind the accomplishments of Sarcofago or Archgoat. Still, Serpent Spells' music is not only murderous tempos, wild vocal parts or thick and demoniacal riffs. The band takes you by surprise with their well thought-over rhythm arrangements, they are brave enough to bring in unusual melodies or incorporate oriental accents that make their music sound exotic. The whole thing, be it brutal and raw, sounds most lucid and contemporary.
The cover was created by Michael Capili, and the excellent layout was developed by Marckus.
Tracklist:
1. Prism of Flesh (Entrance)
2. Piercing the Cervix of Nehemah
3. Scourge Heretic Consecration
4. Mantras Within Ascending Fire
Before the release, you can listen to 'Piercing the Cervix of Nehemah' on
 
SoundCloud
Presale of 'Mantras Within Ascending Fire' on standard CD has already started at
 
www.store.godzovwar.com
Godz Ov War Productions      Serpent Spells Facebook
ACEPHALE WINTER PRODUCTIONS TO RELEASE "SUSURRUS" BY OPHIDIAN FOREST  : Acephale Winter Productions are pleased to announce that they have released Susurrus by pagan black metal band Ophidian Forest. The album is available on digital and limited cassette formats and can be purchased here:   https://acephalewinter.bandcamp.com/album/susurrus
Although the three members of Ophidian Forest have never rehearsed together, they have still managed to record three albums of chaotic pantheist black metal. Susurrus, which is the final full-length from the band finds them pursuing a straight forward but clattering sound that seems simultaneously distant but full.  Evocative, funereal synths meet the metallic ring of hammered dulcimer under a canopy of wildlife and birdsong, recalling the nature worship of near-forgotten pagan tradition.  If this is truly the last record from this mysterious trio then they end things appropriately, as the raging black metal fades out one final time, the sound of a forest at night comes in, reminding listeners where the real mystery dwells.  Susurrus is available June 3rd from Acephale Winter Productions on cassette and in bundles with the band’s previous CDs.
OPHIDIAN FOREST is a Croatian/Dutch/US black metal collaboration between three individuals who create "chaotic Pagan black metal" by means of exchanging recordings over the net and by snail mail as they live thousands of miles away from each other. In fact, none have ever met each other in person, and without the current ease of global communication it's far less likely that this project would have been possible 10 years ago.
Guitarist/bassist Zaragil lives in Croatia, drummer/dulcimer player Otrebor lives in San Francisco, and vocalist/keyboardist/lyricist Amalgamoth is from the Netherlands.
Ophidian Forest's initial source of inspiration is the most glorious time of the Frisian kingdom around the start of the 8th century CE (common era), led by the brave king Redbad (680-719). His last-minute rejection of getting baptized in favour of joining his Pagan ancestors in what the Christians call Hell has become a legend of its own and is in our day still commemorated by some people (The Pagan calendar mentions "Rey Redbad" Day, on August 9th).
King Redbad dared to stay true to his Pagan roots and his ancestors and made Frisia an important counterforce in Western Europe. In the centuries after king Redbad, the Christians destroyed or altered nearly everything that reminds us of Pagan Frisia, but they never managed to erase the legend from collective memory.
Apart from the Redbad theme the lyrics are also inspired by Nature, Norse mythology, history and Pagan mysticism.
  
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NUISIBLE (France) - 'INTER FECES ET URINAM NASCIMUR': Genre - Crust/Black Metal : French crust heroes Nuisible put together another vicious onslaught that's a slap in the face of the skeptics. Their style is relentless, thrashy and laced with adrenaline. From start to finish, these maniacs whip up a frenzy, one that's superbly paced, bearing the right spirit and attitude, and remaining on top of things throughout. Described as a cross between the latter works of Darkthrone and crust/punk legends Tragedy, it's every bit as potent as you would imagine, and more. They add their own aggression and edge to the proceedings to make it relevant and sufficiently scathing. Simply put, this is for fans of good, energetic music, and anyone who can appreciate thrash/crossover, crust/grind or hardcore/punk, will lap this band up in no time. 
Album Line-up: 
Julien : guitars, vocals
Alexandre : drums, keyboards, backing
Damien : bass,backing
Furet : guitar
Deadlight Entertainment Bandcamp
Deadlight Entertainment Official Site
Deadlight Entertainment Facebook
Nuisible Facebook
Thanks very much! Kunal Choksi  Owner/Label head/Artist Transcending Obscurity - webzine, record label and PR company    www.tometal.com   www.facebook.com/transcendingobscurity
MERCYLESS Release new FREE digital single .  The legend is back! The one and only MERCYLESS, one of the cultest Death Metal acts ever to emerge from France, the one that released the two classic albums "Abject Offerings" (Vinyl Solution, 1992) and "Coloured Funeral" (Century Media, 1993), the one that relentlessly toured Europe with the likes of DEATH (RIP, Chuck), ASPHYX, UNLEASHED, TIAMAT or more recently LOUDBLAST, that one band is back with a new FREE digital single, "Altered Divination" ahead of the October 7th release of its new full-length, "Pathetic Divinity".
Featuring a brand new song, "My Name Is Legion", produced at Psykron studio (PUTRID OFFAL) and mastered at Conkrete studio (OTARGOS...), and a raw "official bootleg" 2014 live recording of the 1992 classic "Substance of Purity", the single is a foretaste of things to come any unholy Death Metal fan should get right now!
Hear the roar of the horde sharpening its weapons preparing for a new battle against everything holy!
Free download @ BandCamp :  https://kaotoxinrecords.bandcamp.com/album/altered-divination-free
Line up
Max Otero – guitars & vocals
Gautier Merklen – guitars
Matthieu Merklen – bass
Laurent Michalak – drums
Discography
2016 – “Pathetic Divinity”
2016 – “Altered Divination” (single)
2015 – “Live Offerings” (official bootleg)
2015 – “Blast from the Past” (split EP w/ Crusher)
2013 – “Unholy Black Splendor”
2012 – “Vision from the Past – Live 1989” (official bootleg)
2011 – “In Memory of Agrazabeth” (compilation)
2000 – “Sure to Be Pure”
1996 – “C.O.L.D.”
1993 – “Coloured Funeral”
1991 – “Abject Offerings”
1990 – “Vomiting Nausea” (EP)
https://www.facebook.com/mercylesscult/
Indiana Blackened Thrashers SKELETON WOLF have released a new song from their forthcoming self-titled debut album, courtesy of Metal Underground. Stream "She's Insane" at http://www.metalunderground.com/news/details.cfm?newsid=123906
Invisible Oranges recently premiered another new song, "Bow Down to Death." Grab a neck brace and stream it at  this location .
SKELETON WOLF is an extreme metal band that will have you headbanging until you tear your neck meat in two! Catchy guitar work, heavy vocals, and machine gun drums come together to forge a metal assault that is sure to have you raising your horns. Taking the old school do-it-yourself mentality, the band handles everything from writing the tunes to shipping them to your doorstep. SKELETON WOLF is sure to please listeners of bands such as GOATWHORE, AMON AMARTH, IMMORTAL, and recent ONSLAUGHT.
The album will be available for purchase on June 10 at the following link:  http://skeletonwolf.com/products/skeleton-wolf-self-titled-album-digipak
Guitarist Brett Schlagel began tracking his beastly guitar riffage late February of 2015. After compiling the first round of venomous tunes, Vocalist Tim Green unleashed his vocal raid upon the embers of the metal forge. Jeff Mason (bass) later joined the horde with his dungeon shaking bass lines blistering through the speakers beneath the double-kick offense. This lethal trinity, hammering heavy tunes upon the anvil of the mighty metal gods, will split your cranium down the center with their infectious style of blackened thrash. 
www.skeletonwolf.com    www.facebook.com/skeletonwolfmusic
NEWS 5.6.2016
DE MORTEM ET DIABOLUM 2016ONE TAIL, ONE HEAD und DARVAZA bestätigt .Das Billing für die zweite Auflage des DE MORTEM ET DIABOLUM Festivals ist beinahe komplett. Unlängst haben die Veranstalter für das am 16. und 17. Dezember in Berlin stattfindende Event zwei weitere Acts bestätigt. So werden mit ONE TAIL, ONE HEAD eine der gefragtesten norwegischen Black-Metal-Bands dieser Epoche ebenso die Bühne im Berliner Postbahnhof entern wie DARVAZA. Letztere haben im vergangenen Jahr erst ihr sehr starkes Debütalbum "The Downward Descent" via Terratur Possessions veröffentlicht. 
Hier alle bisher bestätigten Bands:
ARCHGOAT
VALKYRIJA
WINTERFYLLETH
DEAD CONGREGATION
ONE TAIL, ONE HEAD
BATUSHKA
OUTRE
ALBEZ DUZ
THORYBOS
KAECK
CULT OF ERINYES
DARVAZA
Die Tickets gibt es als Hardtickets und als Print-At-Home-Variante für 55€ hier zu erstehen:
Hardticket: 
 
http://www.folter666shop.de/de/Tickets/Hardticket/DE-MORTEM-ET-DIABOLUM-Festival-2016--Hardticket.html
Onlineticket:   http://www.folter666shop.de/de/Tickets/eTicket/DE-MORTEM-ET-DIABOLUM-Festival-2016--Hardticket-2890.html
https://www.facebook.com/dmed666    https://www.facebook.com/events/1538334716485878
Viele Grüße, Jan & Metal Promotions Metal Promotions   www.metal-promotions.de
DESERTED FEAR – Video zum Festivalsommer 2016 online! Die thüringische Death-Metal-Walze DESERTED FEAR wird in diesem Sommer ein paar ausgewählte Festivalshows spielen und alte wie neue Fans von ihrer grandiosen Spielfreude überzeugen.
Die Band dazu: „Da wir uns diesen Sommer ins Studio zurückziehen werden um unser neues Album einzuhämmern, spielen wir auch nur ein paar ausgewählte Festivals. Umso schöner ist es jetzt noch mal mit einem Video den letzten Sommer wieder aufleben zu lassen. Einfach nur Wahnsinn was da los war, bei diesen Bildern bekommen wir nicht nur sofort wieder Gänsehaut, sondern auch richtig Bock auf die anstehenden Termine!"
Hier könnt ihr euch einen Liveclip zum Song „Forging Delusions“ anschauen, der mit Livematerial aus dem Festivalsommer 2015 unterlegt ist und die Vorfreude auf die Sommerfestivals in diesem Jahr mit Sicherheit nach oben treibt:
https://youtu.be/u8RcQofI_1Q
DESERTED FEAR  Sommer Shows im Überblick:
01.07. Roitzschjora, With Full Force
25.07. Tolmin (SLO), Metaldays
03.09. Katzenbach, Metallergrillen
17.09. St. Pölten (AT), STP Metalweekend
www.desertedfear.de    www.facebook.com/desertedfear     www.youtube.com/desertedfear
Jan Hoffmann   ANGER MANAGEMENT & PROMOTION   Märkische Str 48   44141 Dortmund   Germany
REACTORY "Eat The Rich" . This coverversion is a part of the upcoming new album 'HEAVY' ! The CD, Download and album shirt will be released on July 1st., the vinyl version is delayed to September 9th. !
Thrash fukken Metal at it's best !  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lnsMvg3vKlE     PRE-SALE:  WWW.FDA-REKOTZ.COM
THE BATTLE OF METAL VOL.3 - 50 Bands, 4 Stunden Metal Musik, 1 Battle! Nachdem diese einzigartige Compilation im Februar 2015 ins Leben gerufen wurde, ist die Zeit nun reif für ein neues Kapitel! THE BATTLE OF METAL VOL.3 ist endlich da, und wieder ist die Platte vollgepackt mit einer unglaublichen Bandbreite der verschiedensten Metal-Genres, wie z.B. Death Metal, Black Metal, Heavy Metal, Power Metal, Industrial Metal, Nu Metal, Metalcore und viele mehr.
Wieder haben wir eine massive Anzahl an Bands für euch zusammengestellt, die die Herausforderung angenommen haben ihren eigenen Metal-Stil mit ihren Meisterwerken zu vertreten. Im Klartext heißt das: 50 Bands aus der ganzen Welt messen sich miteinander in insgesamt 4 Stunden purer Energie und elektrisierenden Riffs, die euren Nacken bis an die Belastungsgrenze bringen werden! Ua. mit LOGICAL TERROR feat. SOILWORK, SMASH HIT COMBO, DUST IN MIND, DEVIL-M, BREAK DOWN A VENUE, BREED MACHINE...
Ein weiteres Mal folgten wir dabei unserer Philosophie all jenen großartigen Newcomern eine Plattform zu bieten um ihre harte (und wir meinen harte!) Arbeit in die Welt hinaus zu tragen.
Wenn du also ein Metalhead auf der Suche nach dem vollen Spektrum der harten Musik bist, dann ist dies genau nach was du gesucht hast! Bereitet euch also auf den ultimativen Kampf der Metal-Genres vor; bereitet euch vor auf THE BATTLE OF METAL VOL.3 !
Jetzt headbangen:
Bandcamp:
   
https://dt-compilation.bandcamp.com  (VÖ HEUTE)
iTunes:
 
http://tinyurl.com/TBOM3tunes  (VÖ am 10. Juni)
Amazon mp3:
 http://tinyurl.com/TBOM3zon  (VÖ am 10. Juni)
Wir wünschen euch sehr viel Spaß!
  Heavy Grüße aus Heidelberg  darkTunes Music Group
Bereits seit 1993 ziehen DEMENTIA ihre Kreise am metallischen Underground Firnament. Die mittlerweile zum Sextett gewachsene Formation gehört mit zu den Urgesteinen der deutschen Death Metal Szene und hat über all die Jahre ihr eigenes kreatives Schaffen stets in den Mittelpunkt gestellt. Die Vorangegangenen Alben sind regelrechte Kleinode ihrer Zunft. Fernab vom Mainstream, mit viel Hang zum Detail, ausgearbeitete Liebhaberstücke.
Anno 2016 legt die Band ihr fünftes Album vor, auf welchem es ihnen erneut gelingt den Spirit und Charme der Anfangstage in die Gegenwart zu transportieren, ohne dabei altbacken zu klingen. „DREAMING IN MONOCHROME“ ist ein inhaltlich und ästhetisches Gesamtkonzept mit einer musikalisch breitgefächerten Klangwelt. Die enthaltenen 5 Songs mit einer Spielzeit von bis zu 20 Minuten bilden ein progressiv rockiges, teils doomig anmutendes Gewand um ein
Death Metallisches Grundgerüst mit filigran ausgearbeiteten Arrangements und einer vielschichtigen Instrumentierung.
Ohne Zweifel ist auch „Dreaming in Monochrome“ ein Album für Liebhaber. Eines dieser Meisterwerke, die nicht mit einem lautem Knall ihre Existenz verkünden, sondern wie ein guter Wein den Genießer im Stillen mit der Zunge schnalzen lässt. In der Gewissheit ein zeitloses Werk vor sich zu haben, einsortiert im Regal für die besonderen Momente, um aufgelegt zu werden, wenn sich der Staub und Lärm so manch kurzlebigen Zeitgeistes gelegt hat.
Line - up
Jörg Rupp - guitars, clean vocals
Stephan Nowotny - grunts, screams
Martin Müller - guitars
Tobias Christ - bass, clean vocals
Andrea Orendi - keyboards
Gerry Mayerhofer – drums
Discographie
Beyond the pale (2011)
Nina (2004)
The Elfstones Chronicles (1999)
Blackstone (1996)
Abiosis (Demo 1995 )
www.dementia-band.com    www.mdd-records.de
ZEIT - "GRAM"  Genre:  Black Sludge :  Founded in 2010 ZEIT started as a two-piece project of Fur (guitar, vocals) and Win (drums) with the aim to create a very own sound of black metal without being bound to the limits of this genre. With this in mind and a lyrical concept of urban solitude, the first self-titled Demo was released in 2013. Later this year Flakmann (bass) was added to the line-up and the first EP "Sturm" was released at the end of 2013. Two years  later ZEIT released their critically well acclaimed second EP "Trümmer" (debris). Due to the very wide musical influences of all three band members the music of ZEIT varies between different genres with an open minded approach to musical creation and self expression. With "Gram" (engl. grief) Zeit have recorded their third EP which has been recorded in Chemnitz, Germany in late 2015. ZEIT reaches out to create music in the vein of black metal, which means to be free, to express the own feelings and not to care about any conventions.
https://www.facebook.com/RumsDieZeit
NEW signing -THE ANTHAGONIST(Spain) -we are proud to release the first evil offerings from this Technical Blackened DEATH-METAL band! The ANTHAGONIST(Spain)- "WHEN BLOODY SUNSET ARRIVES" MCD/DIGITAL 2016 . At the end of 2014, the band The Anthagonist was born in Pontevedra (Spain) by the two members, Archer and Adrian, from the band NIHIL(progressive death-metal).
later on Zoilo(Unreal Overflows/zoilo unreal studios) also joined THE ANTHAGONIST.
in 2015 they worked on new songs and in early 2016, they recorded "When Bloody Sunset Arrives" at zoilo unreal studios!"
Await 6 songs thats is heavy, fast, dark and technical! a must if you are into bands like;Behemoth, Septic flesh, nile...!
WWW.DOWNFALLRECORDS.COM
(ECHO) (Italy) - 'HEAD FIRST INTO SHADOWS'   Genre - Atmospheric Doom/Black/Death Metal  : Similar to the outstanding The Morningside release on BadMoodMan Music (subsidiary of Solitude Productions), (EchO) from Italy evoke deep emotions yet again with their stylistic take on death, doom and black metal. Merging all these styles and lacing it with graceful melodies, (EchO) are creating something special. Imagine a mix of Kauan, Paradise Lost and indeed, The Morningside, their latest full length is a beautiful exploration of music that can reach out and touch your soul. Featuring guest appearances of members of Ahab and Callisto, the album is unpredictable from start to finish but as phases in life, they're continuous and segue into one enriching experience - be it depressing or uplifting. 'Head First Into Shadows' is an album worthy of introspection, as there are so many facets to each song, with so many influences and elements incorporated to form a seamless song, which on paper is near impossible. And yet (EchO) create something marvellous, something that's rich with ideas but not confused with them all. Experience this gem of a band and how effortlessly they've created something that defies simple categorization.
Album Line-up: 
Fabio Urietti - Vocals 
Mauro Ragnoli - Guitar
Simone Saccheri - Guitar
Simone Mutolo - Piano & Keyboards
Agostino Bellini - Bass
Paolo Copeta - Drums
Track list: 
1. Blood And Skin 
2. This Place We Used To Call Home 
3. Beneath This Lake 
4. Gone 
5. A New Maze 
6. Order Of The Nightshade 
(EchO) Official Bandcamp (FULL STREAM)
Official (EchO) YouTube FULL STREAM
Solitude Productions/BadMoodMan Official Site
Solitude Productions/BadMoodMan Facebook
(EchO) Official Facebook
Thanks!  Kunal Choksi
  Owner/Label head/Artist  Transcending Obscurity - webzine, record label and PR company   
www.facebook.com/transcendingobscurity        www.tometal.com
Old Temple / Metal Throne Productions presents   DEISIDAEMONIA  - "KHTHONIAN HYMNS"  : Eight dark anthems rooted in early Hellenic Black Metal best times. "Khthonian Hymns" is a journey into the primeval abyss full of fire and sulfur, going further down the abyss in order to awaken the titanic blood and ascend. The Primeval Forces are invoked in order to destroy the modern world and through. Profane and infernal chaos to bring a new order of spiritual ascension. This album is a tribute to the titanic forces of the old and the masters of the Hellenic underground black metal. The album released on a gold CD. A co-release of Metal Throne Productions and Old Temple.
https://oldtemple.bandcamp.com/album/deisidaemonia-khthonian-hymns
MEMBERS OF TSJUDER, HORNA, BEHEXEN, NORDJEVEL, SVARTELDER TO BEGIN RECORDING DEBUT ALBUM FROM DOEDSVANGR  : Norwegian vocalist Doedsadmiral seems to have a magic touch when it comes to attracting some of the top Black and Extreme Metal musicians and forming them into new bands.   With his bands NORDJEVEL (which includes current and former members of MARDUK, RAGNAROK, FATAL IMPACT, TVANGESTE and BYRDI),  and SVARTELDER (with current and former members of CARPATHIAN FOREST,  IN THE WOODS, DEN SAAKALDTE, PANTHEON I and OLD FOREST) being snapped up instantly by labels , and with debut albums that have taken the Black Metal sector by storm, the somewhat mysterious frontman has done it again with the formation of DOEDSVANGR.
Joining him in DOEDSVANGR's  lineup is Shatraug (HORNA, SARGEIST, BEHEXEN and NIGHTBRINGER) on guitars,  and Anti-Christian (TSJUDER,  BEATEN TO DEATH) on drums,  and the band has already finished writing their debut album and is now ready to enter the Klang Studios in Oslo with producer  Bjarne Stensli, who will record, mix and master it.    According to DOEDSVANGR, the album, which will be titled "Satan Ov Suns",  is a "very dark work, very  evil and with extreme variations, but with a lot of groove". 
DOEDSVANGR, who are currently looking for a label, have posted a rough demo track to give fans an idea of what to expect from the band, and it can be heard at   https://soundcloud.com/doedsvangrofficial/black-sun-nimbus
More information about DOEDSVANGR can be found on the band's Facebook page at
  
https://www.facebook.com/doedsvangrofficial
PANYCHIDA - "HAERETICALIA" Genre:  Pagan Metal : PANYCHIDA – Pilsen, Czech Republic is coming with the fourth album inspired by the historian (hi)story of Carlo Ginzburg about the Benandanti cult of northern Italy. The old legends of witches fighting for the crop and the good of the local community´s got its links also to other medieval and modern legends like those of the widespread “Wild Hunt” and “Perchtenlaufen” or those of the werewolves of Estonia. The musical attitude to the album is a bit different than to the previous, successful album “Grief for an Idol” (2013). “Haereticalia – The Night Battles” is coming up with some unexpected orchestral parts as well as with untypical compositions for the band so far. If the band was once called a pagan metal then the musical and thematic shift is evident in every angle. Today the band draws inspiration from different metal genres with still focusing on melodic background. Let´s call this blackened heavy metal because METAL is what counts!
TRACKLIST 
1. The Wild Hunt Assembly
2. Procession of the Dead
3. The Night Consumes the Light
4. Josafat (The Gathering)
5. In Striacium (instr.)
6. Hunting the Witches
7. … For I don´t Cause the Evil
8. The Livonian Werewolf
9. Perchtenlaufen (instr.)
Vlčák – lead vocals, backing vocals
Sinneral – guitars, programming, orchestrations
Honza V. – guitars, clean vocals, backing vocals
Talic – bass, backing vocals
Sheafraidh – drums, backing vocals, guitars
http://www.cursedrecords.at/cursed/
HORRICANE - "SYNTHETIC FORMS" Genre:  Death Metal : Horricane was the first Estonian death metal act to be signed to a high-profile label - the unique brand of mid-paced polyrhythmic death metal mixed with threatening and horror-movie-like keyboards created an atmosphere that was recognized by lots of fans in homeland but also in other Baltic states, Finland and Norway.
After being noted as the Best Unsigned Demo in the famous Brave Words & Bloody Knuckles webzine in 2005, co-operation with high-profile label Black Mark resulted in first album "The Lynch Lawyers" released during the same year. Unfortunately, the album did not receive the expected attention from the company and the ties with the label began to vanish, which led the second album "The End’s Façade" - harsher and darker than the debut - to be released in 2009 by the band itself. This album also led to the endorsement deal that provided the new 8-string Schecter Guitar Research tools for even more massive sound of Horricane.
After changes in the line-up and the release of a split 7" “Deportation” with the Estonian dark EBM masters Forgotten Sunrise, the five-piece has settled with the members who hide behind secretive names like DRX (vocals), WRZ and MRT (guitars), TRK (bass) and MDX (drums) although they are not unknown in the local metal scene - all guys have been in various metal bands since the nineties, playing from black to industrial and from hardcore to progressive.
During 2016, Horricane has released an EP “Synthetic Forms” on 2nd of April at Tallinn Music Week and is currently working towards the full-length album which will be released in late autumn.
TRACKLIST 
01 - Synthetic Forms
02 - Starblind
03 - Leper Nation
04 - Synthetic Forms (Kaspar TORN remix)
Line Up: 
DRX - Vocals
WRZ - Guitars
MRT - Guitars
TRK - Bass
MDX – Drums
https://www.facebook.com/horricaneband
Australian Death Merchants SEWERCIDE have partnered with Toilet Ov Hell for the premiere of new song "Megalithic Tomb," just in time for the launch of the band's U.S. tour tonight in L.A. (scroll down for June/July dates). Stream the song at the following link:   http://www.toiletovhell.com/exclusive-stream-sewercide-megalithic-tomb/
SEWERCIDE will release debut album IMMORTALIZED IN SUFFERING through Unspeakable Axe Records on June 13. The album will also be available through international distribution outlets on August 19.  CD and cassette pre-orders are available at  this location.
Evolving out of an aggressive death/thrash metal style (think Demolition Hammer) sound, SEWERCIDE have now planted their flag firmly in the heat-blasted dirt known as death metal.  Influenced by Australian greats MISERY and NECROTOMY, as well as revered American bands such as MORBID ANGEL, GORGUTS, and IMMOLATION, this album marks a turning point and a new high water mark for the band.  It will surely satiate any listener hungry for pure, aggressive, gore-soaked death metal. Check out the promo video for new song "Snares of Carnality" at  this location.
SEWERCIDE launches its U.S. Tour tonight in Los Angeles. Tour information can be found at this location .
Immortalized in Suffering Track Listing:
1. For Those About to Rot
2. A Dying Dream
3. Snares of Carnality
4. Interlude in Agony
5. Acrimoniously Disharmonized
6. Pierced with Sentient Trepidity
7. Megalithic Tomb
8. Infinifixion
9. Eternal (In Spirit)
Australia can be a harsh, hostile place to live.  It is fitting that a continent of arid deserts and every creature poisonous and toothy has produced so much great extreme metal.  To those ranks, add relative newcomers SEWERCIDE.  The Melbourne-based band has actually been around five years now, building their name and sound across a string of splits and EPs, and through relentless live shows at home and abroad.  Now at last comes their debut full-length Immortalized In Suffering, just in time for their first U.S. tour.
www.facebook.com/Sewercide    http://unspeakableaxerecords.com     www.facebook.com/unspeakableaxerecords
THE VATICAN Stream New EP 'THE TRUMP CARD' on No Clean Singing :  Seattle noise-grind iconoclasts The Vatican are now streaming their new EP ‘The Trump Card’ in full on No Clean Singing. The record will be released on the 31st of May on LP, CD, and download. Stream 'The Trump Card'  here.
‘The Trump Card’ is a blistering record, a buckshot of grind that distills the tone and groove of sludge with the visceral force of crust and noise. The Vatican manifest the world they see in a form that reflects its nature - an overwhelming mass of noise - harsh, dissonant, but fascinating in the manner of a 50-car pile-up. Warped samples provide moments of respite from the onslaught, but these are not relaxing breaks. Instead, they allow just enough time in the quiet for the disquiet to sink in before the next barrage is unleashed. The record is mercifully short, but you’ll find yourself reaching to replay out of morbid fascination.
Thematically, ‘The Trump Card’ depicts the grotesque horror of the modern age with Donald Trump’s ghoulish, pouting face for a centerpoint. It is in the band’s words ‘a dark vision of our dystopian present, where the “leader of the free world” goes on television and admits to the use of torture and chuckles about it, and we all just chuckle along with him... Where Tom Cruise is a god, Donald Trump is considered a reasonable candidate for president, and we murder children with remote-controlled flying robots.’ They cite ‘They Live’ as a reference point for it being ‘a little bit shtick, a little bit politics, a little bit sci-fi/horror uneasiness,’ and that film’s mood of ridiculous terror is indeed a clear ancestor of the record. There is wry, cynical humour here - as well as the catharsis of a good riff - but the feeling of unease that lingers over the listener as Trump’s insipid voice gurgles over tape-hiss and slasher-flick guitar will leave you unsteady on your feet.
Biography:
The Vatican have been going for four years as a band, with ten years of friendship under their belt. This tightness of bond is essential to their sound:  ‘we know each other to the point where we kind of speak our own language, and that feeds into the way we play. We start with the language of punk song structure and just get weird with it.’ They cite the Melvins, Neurosis, Skarp, Phobia, and Botch as influences, but also all share an unabashed love for 80s pop music.
The Trump Card’ Tracklist:
1. Trump Card
2. It’s Called Theft
3. Hippy Hate
4. All In
5. Flying Murder Robots
6. WxWxTxCxDx
7. FUCKEDFROMBIRTH
‘The Trump Card’ Credits:
Mat Wiberg - Vocals
Kris Kromholtz - Guitar
Matt Lincoln - Drums
Engineered by H Murder
Recorded at the Trap House (Seattle, Wa)
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After a short break, Les Acteurs de l'ombre Productions' newsletter and will especially focus on MOONREICH.The music video for "Long Time Awaited Funeral", taken from the album "PILLARS OF DETEST". Click on the link below to watch the video and feel free to share and repost.
As you may already know, MOONREICH will make its first appearance at the famous HELLFEST Festival on Friday June 17th from 11.05 am to 11.35am .
All the bands in Les Acteurs de l'Ombre Productions' roster are also available for interviews during their scheduled shows, please send a request to me or  blandine@lesacteursdelombre.com
See you soon, Noémy
Polish one-man black metal band ZØRORMR have teamed up with Metal Underground to stream their new EP THE AFTERMATH. The six-track EP is an awesome mix of sinister black metal mixed with traditional metal and is set to be released on June 10th 2016.
Stream The Aftermath at this location
 
http://www.metalunderground.com/news/details.cfm?newsid=123702
Pre-order the album here:   https://vianocturna.bandcamp.com/album/the-aftermath
ZØRORMR was born at the turn of 2009/2010 on the ruins of a dark ambient project IA Serpentor. During the winter of 2010 in the obscure walls of the Vatican Cellars Studio,  ZØRORMR recorded its debut album  “Kval” - a mixture of neoclassical, dark ambient and raw, basement black metal.  The album was released in 2010 d by Via Nocturna Records, and in Germany and Russia in 2011 by Sturmglanz Black Metal Manufaktur. 
Less than two years after the premiere of "Kval" ZØRORMR began recording their second album  "IHS". This time the drum machine was replaced with a real drummer. Guests who joined the recording process included  Cezar (CHRIST AGONY) and Shadow (BLACK ALTAR).
The third album by ZØRORMR entitled “Corpus Hermeticum” brought this project to another level. Released on February 22 of 2015 by Via Nocturna and limited to 500 copies the album sold out within 6 months after its release. Recorded in various locations like the world renowned Hertz Studio of Wieslawski Brothers and mixed by Arek “Malta” Malczewski famous for his work with BEHEMOTH the album exceeded the project's previous efforts. Also, the album had guest stars Mike Wead (KING DIAMOND, MERCYFUL FATE) in the title track and Hal (VADER) in “In the Mouth of Madness”. A re-release of the album is planned for Russia and CIS countries exclusively by More Hate Productions in May 2016.
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NOGROD (Guwahati, India) - 'ABSTRUCE DISMAL' EP    Genre - Death/Black Metal  : Nogrod hold tremendous promise. A few seconds into the album, past the alarming intro, it's easy to see why. They play a vicious form of black/death metal reminiscent of Behemoth, Belphegor, and Immortal. The intention is clear. They're taking no prisoners. Their grit is laudable and the execution is jaw-dropping. The whole debut heaves with raw energy. A fierce, sharp and crushing power propels this new sensation emerging from the North-east mountainous region of India. Nogrod's 'Abstruce Dismal' EP is but a glimpse into the potential the country's scene holds, following the path laid down by stalwarts like Heathen Beast, Insane Prophecy and Toxoid where this form of scathing black metal is concerned. Naysayers will be forced to eat their words. A new force is here.
Album Line-up: 
Bhaskar (Guitarist/Bassist/Vocalist)
Dhiraj (Percussion/Drums/Sessional Music Producer)
Rohan (Sessional Guitarist/Music Producer/Manager)
Track list: 
1. Call to all Unholy Beings (intro) 00:42
2. Powered by the Black Sun 03:26
3. Scavenger of Truth 03:06
4. Reign of the Fallen 05:16
5. Celestial Crusade 03:38
6. Ageless Mourning 03:30
Nogrod Official Bandcamp FULL STREAM
Nogrod YouTube FULL STREAM
Nogrod Facebook
Virginia Sludge/Doom Titans BELDAM have joined forces with The Sludgelord for the premiere of new song "Blackened Violet." The track is taken from forthcoming debut album STILL THE WRETCHED LINGER and can be streamed with extreme prejudice at the link below.  http://thesludgelord.blogspot.co.uk/2016/06/the-sludgelord-song-premiere-blackened.html
BELDAM will release Still the Wretched Linger on June 17 via Horror Pain Gore Death Productions.  Stream opening album track "Needles" at this location.
BELDAM hail from central Virginia and play skull crushing, soul wrenching, depression-ridden misanthropic Sludge with blackened touches. Influenced by the likes of SLEEP, EYEHATEGOD, GRAVES AT SEA, THE MELVINS and BLACK SABBATH,  BELDAM combine primordial buzzsaw guitar, massive low end bass, earth shattering drums and intense vocals featuring lyrics which invoke death and despair. Still The Wretched Linger is a relentless record, bulldozing through 40+ minutes of pure desolation!
Pre-order Still the Wretched Linger from HPGD Productions:  http://www.horrorpaingoredeath.com/store/hpgd129.html
For fans of BONGZILLA, BRAINOIL, COFFINS, CONAN, CROWBAR, DOPETHRONE, GRIEF, HIGH ON FIRE, INDIAN, NEUROSIS, NOOTHGRUSH, OM, ORANGE GOBLIN, ORDER OF THE OWL, PELICAN, PRIMITIVE MAN, PUNGENT STENCH, RWAKE, SOILENT GREEN, SOURVEIN, THOU, UFOMAMMUT, WEEDEATER AND ZOROASTER
Track Listing:
1. Needles
2. Blackened Violet
3. The Foundling
4. From Grave To Cradle
5. Salamander
6. Her Unbearing Abyss
7. Beauty's Martyr
Beldam hails from Charlottesville, VA, playing sludgy doom with blackened touches.  With influences ranging from Sleep, EyeHateGod, Graves at Sea and Black Sabbath, they pair primordial, buzz saw guitars with intense vocals and lyrics invoking death, despair and decadence.
Bassist Addison Dodds and guitarist Grahm Reynolds came together in 2013 with a mutual love of heavy music.  Early work on riffs led to adding drummer Cullen Wade. Reynolds cut his teeth as former guitar tech and touring guitarist for Hank Williams III's metal band, Assjack, in the early 2000s.  Dodds played in Comparative Anatomy opening for Vital Remains, Absu, and Deicide.  Drummer Wade brings a diverse, hard-hitting style to the band as an established producer and multi-instrumentalist in a variety of music genres.  Pennsylvania native Randall Guidry has recently been added as vocalist.  With many of the same influences, he trained under former A Life Once Lost vocalist, Bob Meadows.
Beldam emerged in 2014 with a string of successful regional shows playing with national and regional touring acts including Primitive Man, Castle, Ramming Speed, Witch Mountain, Ruby the Hatchet and Earthling. The band 's five-song self-titled demo released by Hota Rex Records is available for download on iTunes and Spotify.  Press, video clips, and fan interactions are accessible through the band's Facebook.  
https://www.facebook.com/BeldamOfficial   http://beldamofficial.bandcamp.com/releases    http://www.horrorpaingoredeath.com/   https://www.facebook.com/groups/horrorpaingoredeath/
AL-NAMROOD & DARKESTRAH – “TAJER AL PUNQIA / AKYR ZAMAN” Genre:  Black Metal / Folk Metal  : Two of the most unique sounding bands in black metal in a split release. Al-Namrood inspired by Arabian history and Darkestrah by Turkic history. Black metal from either region remains obscure but the two top bands from their respective regions deliver their very best on this MCD. Darkestrah give a 10 minute plus opus recreating Akyr Zaman; Al-Namrood return with a two-part track Tajer Al Punqia.
TRACKLIST 
1. Darkestrah - Akyr Zaman
2. AlNamrood - Tajer Al Punqia I          
3. AlNamrood - Tajer Al Punqia II
http://shaytanproductions.bandcamp.com/album/akyr-zaman-tajer-al-punqia
FRACTURED INSANITY (Belgium) - 'MAN.MADE.HELL'    Genre - Death Metal : Fractured Insanity have been at it releasing one massive album after the other. Xtreem Music saw their talent and put out their third and latest full length - which is jaw-droppingly heavy and brutal. Playing death metal with supreme confidence and pride, they are crushing their way forward. Unstoppable like a fierce locomotive on fire, the music rages on with pinpoint precision and incredible speed. Reminiscent of bands like Decapitated, Hour of Penance and Origin, Fractured Insanity are setting new standards with their expression. They're blending brutality with chaos, and taking the sound of death metal ahead like many of their foremost peers. Don't miss out on this exceptional slab of crushing death metal that's equipped with superior songwriting and flawless execution. For all you know, Fractured Insanity might just be the best death metal you've heard from Belgium.   
Album Line-up: 
Stefan (vocals & bass)
Ignace (drum)
Kenny (guitar)
Dieter (guitar)
Track list: 
1. Habitual Killer 03:58
2. The Blame of Humanity 04:13
3. Forced to Rome 04:18
4. Inferno of a Narcissist 04:40
5. Man Made Hell 05:02
6. One Shot Salvation 04:22
7. A Blasted Life 03:28
8. Suicidal Holiness 06:52
Full Album Stream on Xtreem Music Bandcamp
Xtreem Music Official Site
Xtreem Music Facebook
Fractured Insanity Facebook
For fans of - Wormed, Origin, Decapitated, Hour of Penance, Vile
Thanks all! Kunal Choksi  Owner/Label head/Artist  Transcending Obscurity - webzine, record label and PR company    www.tometal.com   www.facebook.com/transcendingobscurity
Hello , Daniel here's from HELLDPROD MURDER RECORDS and HELLSTORE in Europe.
NEW RELEASES OUT NOW
DISFIGURED HUMAN MIND "ATOMIC ABERRATION" Demo Tape'2016
BANDCAMP LINK:
  
http://helldprod.bandcamp.com/album/atomic-aberration-demo-tape-2016
YOUTUBE LINK:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oK_daAImIC8
BIOGRAPHY LINK:
  
https://issuu.com/helldprodmurderrecords/docs/hellstore_catalogue_may_2016
CUNNILINGUS "THE RETURN OF THE BLASPHEMIC DEPRAVATION"
CD'2016
BANDCAMP LINK:
 
http://helldprod.bandcamp.com/album/the-return-of-the-blasphemic-depravation
INQUISITOR "DUNGEONS OF FEAR"
Demo Tape'2016
BANDCAMP LINK:
 
http://helldprod.bandcamp.com/album/dungeons-of-fear
YOUTUBE LINK:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=skbu9MPxnKM
SYSTEMIK VIØLENCE "FUCK AS PUNK"
Demo Tape'2016
BANDCAMP LINK:
 
http://helldprod.bandcamp.com/album/fuck-as-punk-cassette-2016
YOUTUBE LINK:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vIZ_mL_NQlY
NEW RELEASES UPCOMING SOON
DISTRHONE "RETALIAÇÃO" 7'EP'2016
BANDCAMP LINK:
 
http://helldprod.bandcamp.com/album/retalia-o-ep-2016
YOUTUBE LINK: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a2kFd0j34Eo
Cadaveric Hails Danihell Slaughter
INFO & ORDERS IN HOLLAND:
helldprod666murder.records@gmail.com    murder.records@helldprod.com
HELLSTORE IN HOLLAND:
www.helldprod.com   www.discogs.com/user/murder.records     www.facebook.com/hellstore   www.helldprod.bandcamp.com
Slovenian Sludge Doom alchemists BENEATH THE STORM release cover artwork and first single from their anticipated new album "LUCID NIGHTMARE". The title track is available at this address:  https://youtu.be/wa6GbZCv7dk
"Lucid Nightmare" marks a new beginning for the band. The voice of Beneath The Storm has risen from the tombs of hell and got infected by dark melodies. The new album introduces you to the world of nightmares. A world where obscure visions become reality. It will trap you in its horror and leave you paralyzed in sleep.
Enter at your own risk!
"Lucid Nightmare" will be released July 4th, 2016 by ARGONAUTA Records in CD/DD. Preorders available here:
 
http://bit.ly/1r2BcZz
TRACKLIST:
01. Nightmare's Gate
02. Paralyzed In Sleep
03. Nightmares Overcome
04. Insomnia
05. Lucid Nightmare
06. Dementia
07. Atrocious Dreams
08. Down
09. On High In Blue Tomorrows
10. The House Of Doom
https://www.facebook.com/ArgonautaRecords       https://www.facebook.com/beneaththestormdoom
NEWS 28.5.2016
Hey Folks, The Blastdivision NECRO is ready for the next assault! It's time to announce their highly anticipated  new album “UNDER THE FLAG” is already out now on Defying Danger Records!!!
We’ re very glad to shoot out this grinding rocket into the Orbit!
  So check out this new masterpiece, spread the message & stay in contact!! your D.D.R. Team
Tracklisting:
01. 1/f²–Rauschen (Braunes Rauschen)
02. Excrements Of The Sun
03. Toxic Environment
04. Massendelikt
05. VEI 8
06. End In Vomit
07. Workuta
08. Zivilisationsautismus
09. Eremitenland
10. Handle The Flag
11. Nogeun-ri
12. Freiheitszerstörer
13. Zersetzungsmaßnahme
14. Perfect Day In A Perfect World
15. Cold Dead Hands 
D.D.R. # 16  NECROMORPH - Under The Flag CD
NECROMOPRH is Grindcore cult from Berlin since 1995,without any convoluted bullshit. After five years of waiting for some new output NECROMORPH dropped a real bomb at last.
2nd attack "Under The Flag" finally brings 15 brandnew hard-crushing & fast grooving traxx, Maximum speed meets extreme groove along with a piece of progressive melodies. It’s direct, it’s incisive – it’s Grindcore at its deadly best. Experience the agony of human being on “Under the Flag”.
Fans of Nasum, ROTTEN SOUND, REGURGITATE & NASUM etc. will love it! Comes with striking poster-booklet & sticker!
  Also available as bundle with T-Shirt, Girlie or their first album under the new Defying Danger slogan  
Decades of Grind“.
Stay tuned for the grinding madness now!
NECROMORPH 2016
Current Lineup:
Fritz (vocals)
Micha (drums)
Karl (guitar)
Ulf (guitar)
Jockel (bass)
https://necromorph.bandcamp.com/   https://www.necromorph.net   https://www.facebook.com/necromorphband   https://itunes.necromorph
check out the new release live on stage!
Next Gigs:
03.09.16 Hamburg – BambiGalore
07./08.10.16 Berlin – Berlin Death Fest
29.10.16 Rostock – JAZ
Press:
"[...] vor anderen Größen der Szene brauchen sich NECROMORPH mit Sicherheit nicht verstecken [...]"
7.6/10 Punkten - FFM-Rock (Jochen Strubel)
"[...] NECROMORPH bietet alle Trademarks, die sich Extremsportler wünschen [...]"
7/10 Punkten - Powermetal.de (Timon Krause)
"[...] Die Platte wirkt ziemlich frisch, ist kurzweilig und brutal, einfach was nettes für den Samstagnachmittag am Badesee bei Grillgut und Gerstenkaltschale [...]"
Amboss Mag (Hendrik)
"[...] wer ROTTEN SOUND auf dem Frühstückstisch stehen hat, Mittags gerne NASUM verzehrt und abends PIG DESTROYER verspeist, der sollte sich als Nachtisch definitiv "Under The Flag" von NECROMORPH gönnen. [...]
"8/10 Punkten - Reaperzine (Michael Eden)
"[...] Wer so Sachen wie Nasum und Rotten Sound liebt, wird auch dieses Album gern in sein CD-Regal stellen [...]"
6/7 Punkten - XXL-Rock (Kai Ellermann)
...and still hot:
D.D.R. # 15  HARMONY DIES - Indecent Paths Of A Ramifying Darkness DigCD
German Death Metal horde HARMONY DIES is back with their brandnew 4th full lenght album named „INDECENT PATHS OF A RAMIFYING DARKNESS“.The time of long waiting it´s finally over and the band is ready to win the next Death Metal Battles!
The five mates celebrate their Death Metal sickness since 1992 and now in 2016 after long silence, the empire strikes back with 6 amazing new tracks!
HARMONY DIES„Indecent Paths Of A Ramifying Darkness“ album mixed by them self and mastered by Vintagemastering.
The fantastic artwork-creater was David Kempf.
„Indecent Paths Of A Ramifying Darkness CD”  is released as D.D.R. # 015 in a strictly limited Digisleeve, handnumbered 666 copies only and a apart of the
 
D.D.R. Tapeseries handnumbered 300 copies  !!!
Tapeversion has the full "slaughtered" album, as celebration from 20 years anniversary extra on top!
So watch out for the brandnew masterpiece in Death Metal & hurry up for saving your copy!
...and coming soon
D.D.R. # 017  SLAUGHTERDAY - Laws Of The Occult TAPE
Northern German powerhouse SLAUGHTERDAY are around since 2010 & have managed to gain a lot of attention with their previous releases. SLAUGHTERDAY celebrate old school death metal in the vein of AUTOPSY, CARCASS or MASSACRE while adding some unique and irrestistible vibes to it.
Produced by Jörg Uken at Soundlodge Studios & Cover Art by Mark Cooper
Their new masterpiece ''Laws Of The Occult'' will be released on Tape 6th june 2016
Secure
your copy with 10% pre-sale discount now!!!
You can order all at our Onlineshop:
   
www.defyingdanger.de
Defying Danger Records    P.O. Box 100133   06871 Lutherstadt Wittenberg   Germany     info@defyingdanger.de      www.defyingdanger.de    www.facebook.com/defyingdanger
UNDERTOW – Videoclip zu „In Deepest Silence“ online!
Die Bay Area-Heroes Metallica haben sich für ihren ersten Videoclip damals neun Jahre Zeit gelassen, die Schwaben von Undertow haben sogar satte 23 Jahre verstreichen lassen um nach diversen Live- und Lyric-Clips nun ihren ersten „richtigen“ Videoclip an den Start zu bringen. Der Clip kommt im schicken schwarzweiß und wird es dank eine überlangen Spielzeit von fast sieben Minuten wohl eher nicht in die MTV-Heavy Rotation schaffen. „In Deepest Silence“ ist der Titeltrack des hochgelobten letzten Undertow-Studioalbums aus dem Jahr 2014.
Aktuell befindet sich die Band im Songwriting-Modus und spielt nur sehr vereinzelte Shows bevor es im Spätsommer erneut ins Studio geht. Das noch unbetitelte und gar nicht verflixte siebte Album der Band erscheint Anfang 2017. Watch out!
Hier geht´s zum Video:
 
https://youtu.be/4aLnRw6KKlw
UNDERTOW online:  http://www.undertow.de   https://www.facebook.com/undertowband
DEHUMAN REIGN – Video zu „Apply Salt To The Open Wound“ online! Ende diese Woche veröffentlichen die Berliner DEHUMAN REIGN endlich ihr lang erwartetes Full-Lenght-Debüt „ASCENDING FROM BELOW“, das stilistisch zwischen frühen Deicide und Suffocation angesiedelt ist und echte Death Metal Fans vollauf begeistern wird.
Die Vinyl-Version erscheint am 01.07.2016
Heute bereits spendiert euch die Band das offiziell Lyric-Viceo zum Track
  „Apply Salt To The Open Wound“, und zwar hier:
https://youtu.be/H4Je6fsg4e4  
Die Presse über „Ascending From Below“:
„Ein vorbildlich kompromissloser Auftakt, auf den hoffentlich noch weitere Alben folgen.“ DEAF FOREVER
„Headbang-Garantie inklusive.“ METAL HAMMER
„Ascending from below" ist ein verdammt starkes Album geworden, das die ohnehin schon geile Vorgänger-EP qualitativ locker hinter sich lässt. Old School Death ohne Firlefanz, ohne Kompromisse, aber dafür ordentlich kraftvoll und randvoll mit der deutlich hörbaren Spielfreude der Musiker! Ein Fest für jeden Death Metal Jünger, hier gibt es nichts zu meckern!“ XXL-ROCK.COM
Der Vorverkauf über
 
WWW.FDA-REKOTZ.COM, es gibt limitierte Editionen und Bundles!
DEHUMAN REIGN live:
15.07.2016 - Album Release Show im Cortina Bob (Berlin X-Berg)
mit BASTARD GRAVE und CARNAL TOMB
https://www.facebook.com/DehumanReign    https://dehumanreign.bandcamp.com/
Jan Hoffmann   ANGER MANAGEMENT & PROMOTION  Märkische Str 48  44141 Dortmund  Germany
VUOLLA „BLOOD. STONE. SUN. DOWN.“ Digi CD – COMING SOON 03./06.06.2016  Post Rock-Doom-Metal from Finland. Die neuen Erben von KATATONIA und Co. Bei VUOLLA treffen Doom- und Death-Metal-Elemente auf melancholischen Post Rock der Güteklasse A. 
Der charismatische Mix aus depressiven Parts mit Growls sowie cleanen Vocals und einer überwiegend doomigen, brillant geleisteten Gitarrenarbeit erinnert den Kenner an die frühen Werke von ANATHEMA. 
Die dichte Atmosphäre der VUOLLA’schen Klänge lockt den geneigten Hörer mit jedem Song tiefer in die unwirklichen Nebel-Landschaften einer schwarzen Seele – wie der trügerische Schemen einer einsamen Flamme. Und ein fernes Wort. Hoffnung ... 
Inspiriert von den dunklen Wintern des Nordens und den Abgründen menschlicher Existenz wird VUOLLA 2009 in Finnland gegründet. Genauer in Jyväskylä. Dem Ort der schon andere Doom-Metal Bands wie z.B. SWALLOW THE SUN hervorgebracht hat. 
Prädikat: Absolut unverzichtbar, für Freunde von THROES OF DAWN, SHAPE OF DESPAIR und KATATONIA.
LINE-UP:
Kati Kallinen - Vocals & Keyboards
Mika Laine - Bass
Ilari Kallinen - Guitars
Kalle Korhonen - Growls
Timo Ruunaniemi – Drums
Tracklist:
1. Death Incredible
2. Emperor
3. Chambers to Fill With Longing
4. Rain Garden
5. Shadow Layer
6. Rivers in Me
7. Film
8. Quiet Cold
You are welcome to share this track/clip:  https://youtu.be/w_kDs6SOeoQ   https://soundcloud.com/schwarzdorn/vuolla-film
http://www.schwarzdorn.de
WARFATHER has announced a September 16 release date on Greyhaze Records for sophomore album THE GREY EMINENCE. Featuring Steve Tucker (MORBID ANGEL), WARFATHER's highly anticipated follow-up to debut album Orchestrating the Apocalypse, was produced by Death Metal icon and studio wizard Erik Rutan (HATE ETERNAL, ex-MORBID ANGEL). Album artwork will be revealed in the near future
The collaboration marks the first time Tucker and Rutan have worked together since MORBID ANGEL's Gateways to Annihilation. Tucker had this to say about the results:
"I am extremely excited for the release of The Grey Eminence. I feel that this album is one of the best things that I have ever been a part of! Erik Rutan did an amazing job on the production and the songs speak for themselves!" 
 Producer Erik Rutan (HATE ETERNAL, ex-MORBID ANGEL) added: "Recording with Steve and the guys on the new Warfather album has been fantastic! It has been a blast to be working on this monster album in the studio once again with my great friend and former band mate. The songs are heavy as hell and just outright awesome. We have some great tones and performances."
www.facebook.com/pages/WarFather/240931366011521    www.greyhazerecords.com   www.facebook.com/greyhazerecords 
SEEDNA (Sweden) - 'FORLORN' (2016)  Genre - Atmospheric Black Metal : Seedna from Sweden are changing the perception of the black metal genre. They've crafted a beautiful full length album that's intuitively tempered with harsh as well as soothing moments, taking influences from outside the genre but blending it in flawlessly. The 'hourglass' on the cover symbolizes the continuation of life after death; the album is strangely nostalgic yet refreshing, as if we're getting back memories of a past birth. There's the familiarity of the black metal genre but a tingling sense of freshness to it, which makes you want to experience it to the fullest, live life all over again. The album, with its well-timed alternating interludes, only embraces you completely, as you begin to lose track of time and reality. This one shatters the binding norms and creates music that elevates the soul to new realms. Almost akin to a spiritual journey, 'Forlorn' is full of revelations, as you go unprepared but expecting perchance a life-redeeming experience, one that will bring you closer to the attainment of nirvana. 
lbum Line-up:
Olle: Vocals and Ritual Instruments 
Erik: Bass 
Gabriel: Guitar 
Johan: Drums 
Max: Guitar
Track list:
1. Hourglass 
2. Wander
 
STREAM 
3. Passage 
4. Frozen 
5. Eternal 
6. Abyss 
7. O 
Transcending Obscurity (International) Bandcamp (Pre-orders are ON!)
Transcending Obscurity Official Site
Seedna Facebook
Transcending Obscurity Facebook
Transcending Obscurity YouTube Channel

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

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

Heretique Facebook

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

Infernal Diatribe Facebook

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

Thanks very much! Kunal Choksi   Owner/Label head/Artist  Transcending Obscurity - webzine, record label and PR company    www.tometal.com     www.facebook.com/transcendingobscurity
Indiana Blackened Thrashers SKELETON WOLF have joined forces with Invisible Oranges for the premiere of new song "Bow Down to Death" from the band's forthcoming debut album. Grab a neck brace and stream it at this location.
SKELETON WOLF will release their self-titled debut album on June 10.  Check out the album trailer video at  this location.
SKELETON WOLF is an extreme metal band that will have you headbanging until you tear your neck meat in two! Catchy guitar work, heavy vocals, and machine gun drums come together to forge a metal assault that is sure to have you raising your horns. Taking the old school do-it-yourself mentality, the band handles everything from writing the tunes to shipping them to your doorstep. SKELETON WOLF is sure to please listeners of bands such as GOATWHORE, AMON AMARTH, IMMORTAL, and recent ONSLAUGHT.
The album will be available for purchase on June 10 at the following link:  http://skeletonwolf.com/products/skeleton-wolf-self-titled-album-digipak
Track Listing:
1.    Bow Down to Death
2.    At the Sixth Foot
3.    M.P.F.F.
4.    Whatever Demons
5.    Eternal Lies
6.    She's Insane
7.    Forever Awake
Guitarist Brett Schlagel began tracking his beastly guitar riffage late February of 2015. After compiling the first round of venomous tunes, Vocalist Tim Green unleashed his vocal raid upon the embers of the metal forge. Jeff Mason (bass) later joined the horde with his dungeon shaking bass lines blistering through the speakers beneath the double-kick offense. This lethal trinity, hammering heavy tunes upon the anvil of the mighty metal gods, will split your cranium down the center with their infectious style of blackened thrash. 
www.skeletonwolf.com    www.facebook.com/skeletonwolfmusic
Florida tech-death masters MINDSCAR have teamed up with Metal Injection to premiere their new track "A Faceless Force That Must Die". The track, which is taken from their forthcoming self-released album, What's Beyond the Light is a perfect representation of the band's approach to death metal. The song contains commentary from the band's friend and US Senate candidate Augustus Invictus.
Listen to "A Faceless Force That Must Die" here:
   
http://www.metalinjection.net/latest-news/wip-mindscar-have-a-new-single-and-it-features-pagan-senatorial-candidate-augustus-invictus
Augustus himself commented about the track "I had the honor of recording a track with MINDSCAR, metal legends here in Orlando, Florida. Vocalist & guitarist Richie Brown is a good friend of mine, and he asked whether I would be willing to record a short speech on their new album. I believe my answer was somewhere in the neighborhood of "FUCK YES." The track, the album, and the band are all stellar.
What's Beyond the Light will be released on August 19 2016. 
Mindscar is a three-piece metal band from Orlando, Florida originally formed by Richie Brown (vocals/guitar) and Mike Radford (drums) in 1998. In 2001, the band made a powerful impact throughout the Central Florida region performing numerous gigs, self-released demos/EPs, a television performance, international airplay and publicity. In 2002, Matt Heafy (Trivium) joined the band on guitar and backup vocals. After internal issues due to the age of its band members, Mindscar was unable to tour and the band disbanded for almost 10 years.
In 2012, Richie Brown and Mike Radford reunited in the studio to record 'Thornz Ov Ill Lechery' and 'Blind Masses'. The two tracks led to performing and touring opportunities. Richie decided to resurrect the band in March 2013 and the first live performance in over a decade took place alongside Massacre in Tampa, Florida at the legendary Brass Mug. Soon after Mindscar embarked on their first tour supporting Vader and Vital Remains on the Back To The Black US Tour 2013. 
In 2014, Mindscar began tracking their debut full-length album titled “Kill The King”. After embarking on the Southern Scorcher US Tour 2014 with Infinite Earths, Richie asked Terran Fernandez(Infinite Earths bassist) to join Mindscar. Terran has since become an essential part of the band. Matt Heafy contributed clean vocals for a few songs and a guitar solo for a song called “Asmodeus” that was premiered on Metal Injection in September of 2014. 
Mindscar independently released “Kill The King” on January 8th, 2015 followed by a sold out hometown show with Andrew W.K., a headline show in Puerto Rico and a US tour with Ulcer. After returning home from this tour, Mike Radford left the band for personal reasons and passed the torch to long time friend and drum extraordinaire Robbie Young (Nailshitter/Double Veteran). Shortly after Robbie joined the band, Mindscar completed their most successful tour to date: Golden Gods of Death US Tour 2015.
 In February 2016, Mindscar recorded their sophomore full-length album titled “What’s Beyond The Light” with Rob Caldwell (Six Feet Under/Cannabis Corpse/Iron Reagan). The album also features a guest speech from U.S. Senate candidate Augustus Invictus. The cover artwork is a large painting made entirely of vocalist/guitarist Richie Brown’s blood and semen. “What’s Beyond The Light” will be released this August!
Mindscar is:
Richie Brown - Main Vocals, Guitar
Robbie Young - Drums, Vocals
Terran Fernandez - Bass, Vocals
https://www.facebook.com/Mindscar
NORWEGIAN BLACK METALLERS SVARTELDER REVEAL RELEASE DATE AND VIDEO TEASER FOR UPCOMING ALBUM :  Norwegian Black Metallers SVARTELDER have announced that their debut full length album "PYRES" is set to hit the streets on the 1st of June.  Released on Dusktone, the six-track album will be available as a a digipack CD , as well as a Limited Edition A5 Digi CD limited to 100 copies and is now available to pre-order from the label at  http://www.dusktone.eu/product/svartelder-pyres/
With a lineup that comprises members of CARPATHIAN FOREST,  NORDJEVEL, IN THE WOODS, DEN SAAKALDTE, PANTHEON I, OLD FOREST and DOEDSVANGR, speculation about "Pyres"  has been high, and in order to give fans a taste of what to expect, Dusktone has produced a video teaser for the album which can be seen at  https://youtu.be/hAJx_Gl6tKA
Recorded in Norway at the Woodscave Studio. and mastered by the WSL Studio in France,  and with artwork by Khaos Diktator (ARDITI, NORDJEVEL, HORNA etc.)  "Pyres" is the follow up to SVARTELDER's  "Askebundet" EP, which was released on Dusktone last year.
Tracklisting for "Pyres" as follows:
01 - Guds Helvete
02 - Ingen Vet Jeg Var...
03 - Stygian Macrocosmos Pt. I
04 - Stygian Macrocosmos Pt. II
05 - Realm of Breathing Eyes
06 - Devil Of The Flesh
If you would like to review  "Pyres" please contact info@dusktone.eu
Founded by  frontman Doedsadmiral,  SVARTELDER's lineup includes Maletoth on bass and guitars, AK-47 on drums, and Kobold on keys.  It is this lineup of musicians, with an extensive experience garnered over the years and hailing from different musical backgrounds and influences, that gives SVARTELDER's Norwegian Black Metal sound a distinctive edge.
More information about SVARTELDER can be found on the band's Facebook page at   https://www.facebook.com/Svartelder
The CD version of SVARTELDER's 2015 EP "Askebunded"  is available from  https://dusktone.bandcamp.com/album/svartelder-askebundet-dusk029cd  whilst the digital version is available from http://svartelder.bandcamp.com/album/askebundet-ep
The title track from "Askebundet" can be heard at http://svartelder.bandcamp.com/track/askebundet-2
NEWS 16.5.2016
Hi, am 27.05.2016 werden die Freiburger Black Metaller NARVIK ihr neues Album ASCENSION TO APOTHEOSIS via Folter Records (Vertrieb: Alive) veröffentlichen. NARVIK wurde 2006 von Lupus, Redeemer und P. in Freiburg - damals noch unter anderem Namen - gegründet. Der Name 'Narvik' wurde 2007 als direkte Reaktion auf den Tod des Musikers Robert Burâs' (MADRUGADA) gewählt, der aus der norwegischen Stadt Narvik stammt und eine der bedeutendsten Inspirationsquellen für einzelne Mitglieder der Band darstellt. Ebenfalls 2007 stießen Ater Incubus (Rythmusgitarre) und Waldfürst (Bass) zur Band und nahmen ein erstes Demo auf, das über Lupus Tonkunst erschien.
2011 nahmen NARVIK weitere Songs auf und veröffentlichten diese als Promo. 2013 wurde mit „Triebe nach der Endlichkeit“ schließlich das erste, vollwertige Album veröffentlicht.
2014 erblickte die EP „Snake Of Paradise“ erneut via Lupus Tonkunst das Licht der Welt. Nach den Aufnahmen verließen Ater Incubus und Waldfürst die Band. Fortan setzen NARVIK bei Liveauftritten ausschließlich auf Sessionmusiker für die beiden Posten.
2015 stellt den bislang bedeutendsten Entwicklungsschritt der Bandgeschichte dar. Die neue EP „Fecundity of Death“ offenbart die kreative Essenz der drei verbliebenen Gründungsmitglieder, die fokussierter und klarer als je zuvor ihre musikalische Vision umsetzten.
Den eingeschlagenen Weg führen NARVIK auch auf ihrem zweiten Album „Ascension to Apotheosis“ fort. Die Freiburger servieren erneut ein schwarzmetallisches Gebräu, dem man sich kaum entziehen kann. Undurchdringlich finster fordern wohldosierte Disharmonien und geschickt platzierte Leads den Hörer immer aufs neue hinaus. „Ascension to Apotheosis“ ist nicht auf den ersten Blick greifbar und führt bei jedem Hördurchgang erneut in die dunklen Tiefen der drei Musiker.
Thematisch passend behandeln NARVIK in ihren Texten die Transformation und Transzendenz durch den Tod, hin zu Selbstvergöttlichung bis zu den verschiedenen Gangarten des Pfades zur Linken.
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Narvik/158862487528901
Freunde!  Heute präsentieren wir euch ganze drei neue Bandzugänge für das PARTY.SAN METAL OPEN AIR 2016. Wir hoffen, ihr mögt die Truppen genauso wie wir. Das Festival rückt immer näher und somit solltet ihr euch langsam aber sicher Eure Tickets sichern . Tickets bekommt ihr bei www.cudgel.de !!!
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Death Metal, und zwar der holländische Way of Death. Schön dicke, rollende Riffs, klassische Strukturen, wenig Schnörkel, direkt auf die Kauleiste. Die Welt kann manchmal so schön einfach sein. BODYFARM spielen das Party.San Metal Open Air 2016.
Eigentlich hatte sich die nach Krisiun ambitionierteste Death-Metal-Band Brasiliens getrennt. Eigentlich… Doch REBAELLIUN haben wieder Blut geleckt, ein neues und vor allem überaus gelungenes Album aufgenommen – und jetzt sind die Bösewichter wieder bereit, live zu plündern und zu meucheln. Gefahr ist in Verzug – und wir sind mittendrin. 
Wolfsburg – eine Stadt, so lebendig wie der New Yorker Zentralfriedhof. Wenn man sich nicht zu Tode langweilen will, MUSS man eine Metal-Band gründen. CRYPTIC BROOD existieren seit 3 Jahren und ballern schön verrotteten Death Metal. Anzutesten auf unserer Zeltbühne.
http://www.party-san.de
LIVE BURIAL _ “ FORCED BACK TO LIFE”  UNRELENTING OLD-SCHOOL DEATH DOOM METAL FROM UK! FOR FANS OF ASPHYX, PESTILENCE AND OLD PARADISE LOST ERA!
Death Metal sollte sich vor allem dadurch auszeichnen, dass er Roh, verrottet und bitter ist. Genau diese Vorgabe haben sich LIVE BURIAL aus England (Newcastle upon Tyne) gegeben.
Das Debutalbum „Forced Back to Live“ erscheint nun auf Dunkelheit Produktionen! Schwerer Death Metal, dessen Verwandtschaft zum Death/Doom und Sludge noch in Grundzügen erkennbar geblieben ist: präsenter Bass und räudige Riffs reißen euch aus dem Leben in das geschaufelte Grab!
LIVE BURIAL erschaffen eine einzigartige Atmosphäre und eine Stimmung welche man nur in Erinnerungen der alten 90er finden kann! Ein rasendes Riff jagt das nächste, Drums schlagen nieder wie Peitschenhiebe, und eine Stimme die den Platz der Toten mit den Lebenden tauschen lässt! LIVE BURIAL haben ein Potential, das die Szene aufhorchen lassen wird. So und nicht anders hat Death Metal zu klingen!
Aufgenommen wurde das Album in den First Avenue Studios (Newcastle upon Tyne, Großbritannien) von Dave Curle (SATAN, BLITZKRIEG, etc). Abgemischt wurde das Album zudem von Dan Lowndes in den Resonance Sound Studios (CRUCIAMENTUM) und auch der bekannte Künstler Slasher Dave (ACID WITCH) hat durch das komponieren des Intros seinen Beitrag zu diesem Album geleistet.
Wer den Sound von ASPHYX, PESTILENCE und alten PARADISE LOST verehrt, wird bei LIVE BURIAL seine rohe Neigung erfüllt sehen. Erhältlich als CD, LP und Digital Download.
bandcamp   youtube
Dunkelheit Produktionen | Po Box 42 02 35 | 52037 Aachen | Germany   https://www.facebook.com/dunkelheitprod
DAS SCHEIT sind keine Unbekannten mehr.  Seit nunmehr 20 Jahren gibt es die Band aus Hessen nun schon. Dieses Jubiläum wurde im März mit dem Album "A DARKER KIND OF BLACK" gefeiert.
Auf "A Darker Kind Of Black" geht es musikalisch wieder zurück zu den Wurzeln der Band. Wer sich früher bei Clint’s Vokalperformance angenehm an die boshaftesten Zeiten von Marilyn Manson erinnert fühlte, der darf sich freuen: Er keift wieder. Er krächzt wieder. Aber nicht nur. „Goodbye To Tonight“ etwa addiert flüstern und emotionalen Cleangesang.
Zu "Goodbye To Tonight" gibt es nun ein dunkel-schönes Video, das wir Euch nicht vorenthalten wollen:
 
https://youtu.be/axPpe8idNI4
www.das-scheit.de
www.facebook.com/dasscheit
Gordeon Music - Zelterstraße 8 - 10439 Berlin    info@gordeonmusic.de
DECEMBRE NOIR – Video zu „The Forsaken Earth“ online! Die thüringische Death/Doom Ausnahmeband DECEMBRE NOIR präsentieren anlässlich ihrer am Samstag stattfindenden Show beim Wave Gotik Treffen in Leipzig, ein brandneues Video zum Song "The Forsaken Earth". Zu finden ist dieser auf ihrem 2014'er D