NEWS 19.2 2017

                                                                                                           
# Der erste "Ansturm " auf die aktuelle Ausgabe scheint vorbei zu sein .Sind aber noch genug Exemplare da ,um eure Neugier zu befriedigen . fatalunderground_leo@freenet.de
# Die Planung für die nächste Ausgabe ,welche so in der Drehe Mai erscheinen wird ,läuft schon wieder auf Hochtouren .Mit DAN SWANÖ haben wir nun mal so nen richtig kultigen Typen in der Metalszene ,als Interviewpartner mit em Bord . PESSIMIST werden uns ebenfalls in der nächsten Ausgabe beglücken .
# Aktuelle Konzert - / Festivaltips online !
# gut 100 neue Reviews im Archiv !
# Ein paar brandaktuelle ,branheiße Reviews sind online !
# Unsere Festivalplanung für das nächste Jahr nimmt langsam Gestalt an . "Pflichttermine" sind auf jeden Fall schon mal das kultige IN FLAMMEN FESTIVAL , METAL EMBRACE ,ROCK UNTER DEN EICHEN ,ROCK FOR ROOTS ,1.K-TOWN METALFEST,ROßLAUER BURGNÄCHTE und das PROTZEN OPEN AIR .Vielleicht läuft man sich mal über den Weg !!!
THE CHARM THE FURY veröffentlichen ersten Video-Trailer zu »THE SICK, DUMB & HAPPY«
Die aus Amsterdam, Holland stammende Metalband THE CHARM THE FURY haben den ersten Video-Trailer zu »The Sick, Dumb & Happy« veröffentlicht.
Schaut euch Trailer #1, in dem Sängerin Caroline Westendorp und Schlagzeuger Mathijs Tieken über die Formation der Band, den Namen und den Sound diskutieren, hier an:  https://youtu.be/lxk4oeS8F4s
»The Sick, Dumb & Happy« wird am 17. März via Nuclear Blast (weltweit) und Arising Empire (Europa) veröffentlicht.
Zum neuen Album und Cover-Artwork sagt die Band folgendes: "This record is a cross-section of the metal sound we hope will resurrect in the next ten years. A return to thrash roots, headbanging anthems, and tried and tested songwriting that made metal so great back in the 80s and 90s.
We found Robert Sammelin via an app, saw his work and immediately knew that this was our guy. He still hand draws his designs, creating some completely surreal comic-style images. While working with him we actually found out that he did key artwork for Battlefield 1, which is crazy. We gave him the rough idea for the spiral eyed skull, the color scheme and blood spatters was all his idea. We wanted something different and we feel he created a completely unique piece, better than anything we could come up with."
 Schaut euch den Teaser des kommenden Albums hier an:
 https://youtu.be/SMVrSvgM1rk
Vier Jahre sind seit der Veröffentlichung des ersten Albums vergangen und THE CHARM THE FURY befinden sich inzwischen auf einem höheren Level als jemals zuvor. Während sie auf Europas größten Festivals gespielt haben, begann die Band in eine neue Richtung zu gehen. Mit einer verblüffenden Ladung ultra modernem, aber absolut unverkannbarem Metal, definieren sich THE CHARM THE FURY gewandt und ehrlich als das, was sie wirklich sind. Sie haben ein wütendes Album aufgenommen, angetrieben von der gemeinsamen Abscheu gegenüber dem Zustand des Planeten im 21. Jahrhundert und unterstützt von grimmiger Intelligenz mit dem innigen Wunsch, die Menschen endlich aus ihrer Smartphone-Stumpfheit aufzuwecken.
Schon bald werden wir euch mit weiteren Neuigkeiten zur Band und ihrem neuen Album versorgen. THE CHARM THE FURY sind bewaffnet, bereit und lechzen nach dem nächsten großen Schlag. Wenn in 2017 alles explodiert, wäre es besser auf diese zähen Krachmacher zu setzen, die ihren rechtmäßigen Platz inmitten der Metal-Elite einfordern. Sie haben Songs, die Bestimmung und das Charisma um es zu schaffen. Wer gegen sie wettet, tut dies auf eigene Gefahr!
 Schaut euch die erste Single 'Down On The Ropes' hier an:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=erFbMpFFyww
Und das 'Down On The Ropes' Behind The Scenes hier:
  https://youtu.be/tkX-eGGbXWY
Bestellt euch das neue Album »The Sick, Dumb & Happy« jetzt hier vor:  http://geni.us/TheCharmTheFuryTSDH
Holt euch 'Down On The Ropes' digital via
iTunes:
 http://nblast.de/TheCharmTheFuryIT
Apple Music:  http://nblast.de/TheCharmTheFuryAM
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Die Bonner Progressive Black Metaller KLABAUTAMANN kündigen ihr neues Album an. Der Titel des Albums wird "SMARAGD" lauten, erscheinen soll die Platte im Juni als CD und als digitale Version. Für die Aufnahmen wurden KLABAUTAMANN von diversen größeren Namen unterstützt: so konnte man u.a. Anna Murphy (NUCLEUS TORN, ex-ELUVEITIE) für die Clean Vocals und die Drehleier gewinnen, Fredy Schnyder (ebenfalls NUCLEUS TORN) spielt auf "Smaragd" die Hammond-Orgel. Für den Mix und das Mastering ist - wie schon bei den KLABAUTAMANN-Alben "Our Journey Through The Woods" und "The Old Chamber" - ARMIN RAVE (u.a. Darkened Nocturn Slaughtercult, Grabnebelfürsten, Pavor) verantwortlich. Das Cover Artwork stammt von COSTIN CHIOREANU, bekannt von seinen Arbeiten für Opeth, Triptykon, Enslaved, At The Gates u.v.m.
Erscheinen wird "Smaragd" auf dem bandeigenen Label Zeitgeister Music. Es wird nach "Our Journey Through The Woods" (2003), "Der Ort" (2005), "Merkur" (2009) und "The Old Chamber" (2011) das fünfte Album von KLABAUTAMANN sein. Die Spielzeit der insgesamt zehn Songs beträgt 54 Minuten. Hier die Tracklist von "Smaragd":
01. Into Depression
02. My Terrifying Mirror
03. In My Shadow
04. Under Feral Skies
05. As the Snow Melted
06. The Murderers
07. Enemies' Blood
08. Saturn
09. Smaragd
10. Frozen in Time
Viele Grüße, Jan & Metal Promotions   www.metal-promotions.de
Yeah! Freut Euch auf einen neuen Hammer aus dem Hause BDHW Rec.!
Aus Großbritanien kommt ein kompletter Abriss, der in Sachen metallischer Hardcore null Komma null Gefangene macht.
MALEVOLENCE fahren ein bösartiges Brett, brillieren in diversen Geschwindigkeitsstufen von straightem Pit-Geballer bis hin zu einer derben Walze, die Crowbar stolz machen würde, sind jedoch durchgehend heavy as fuck.
Schon das Debüt "Reign Of Suffering" wurde von einigen Medien als moderner Klassiker abgefeiert und knackte zu Hause sogar BBCs Radio 1.
"Self Supremacy" ist nun der nächste Schritt.
Der Sheffield-Fünfer steht nach wie vor für intelligente Gitarrenarbeit, derbste Mosh-Sparts und leidenschaftlich-wütenden Gesang.
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HENRY KANE (SWEDEN) - 'DEN FÖRSTÖRDA MÄNNISKANS RIKE' LP 
Genre - Death Metal/Crust
For fans of - Skitsystem, Nihlist, Dismember, Entombed, Carnage, Nasum, Extreme Noise Terror, Napalm Death
From Jonny Pettersson of WOMBBATH comes HENRY KANE, a ferocious slab of crusty Swedish death metal like no other. Rarely before has death metal been so vigorously channelled via the template of crustcore, leaving it infected with rabid fervour few can muster up the courage to withstand. This not only blends genres but lends to it an atmospheric quality fostered by an emotional undercurrent. Amidst slabs of cascading concrete, you have faint but poignant melodies making an appearance, changing the landscape of this expression. Nostalgic yet amplified to modern day aggression, HENRY KANE is the future of Swedish death metal and crust, a marriage made in a perfect post-apocalyptic world. 
Track list: 
1. En själ till salu 
2. Svarta tankar 
3. Skuld och begär 
4. En grav av ångest 
5. Är din botten nådd 
6. Dragen i skiten 
7. En längtan 
8. Den förstörda människans rike 
9. Flaskan var din sista vän 
10. Bön för bön 
11. Kära bror
12. Bara hat 
13. Lögnens svarta ögon 
14. Det var inte ditt fel 
15. Vinst eller fölust 
Line up: 
Jonny Pettersson – Everything
HENRY KANE Bandcamp (Pre-orders are ON!)
HENRY KANE Facebook
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DRUG HONKEY (US) - Cloak of Skies (Atmospheric Death/Doom Metal)
SOMNIUM NOX (Australia) - 'Terra Ianis' (Atmospheric Black Metal)
MRTVI (UK) - Negative Atonal Dissonance (Experimental Black Metal)
NORSE (Australia) - 'The Divine Light of a New Sun' (Dissonant Black Metal)
PAGANIZER (Sweden) - Land of Weeping Souls (Old School Death Metal)
URSINNE (International) - Swim With The Leviathan (Death Metal Supergroup)
MINDKULT (US) - T.B.A. (Doom/Stoner Metal)
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INSANITY CULT - "OF DESPAIR AND SELF-DESTRUCTION"
Genre:  Black Metal
Country:  Greece
Running Time:  55 min
Line-up: 
Έκ πτωτος (Lead Guitar)
Sacrilegious (Vocals)
Buer (Bass)
Vohamon (Rhythm Guitar)
Beleth (Drums, Programmation)
Insanity Cult were created back in 2011 by Έκ πτωτος (Lead Guitar) and Sacrilegious (Vocals) as a means of deeper inner expression and exploration. In 2012, Beleth (Drums) and Buer (Bass) joined the line up, while Vohamon (Rhythm Guitar) joined a year later in 2013. Throughout the years the band experimented intensly with their sound and ripened both musically and ideologically, thus new elements were added while some others were removed. The general sound however, was always based around melodies and feelings of melancholy, nihilism, hatred and despair. The first EP "Insanity Be My Kvlt", which was a raw rehearsal recording, was released in January of 2014, followed by the release of the debut full-length album "As My End Unfolds..." in April of 2015. Now, the band's second opus is to be released in 11th february of 2017.  
TRACKLIST 
1. Prologue - The Light That Drowned Itself
2. Seeds of Lesser Gods
3. All Now Are Wounds
4. IX
5. Interlude - The Bitter Wind of Remembrance
6. In My Abysmal Dreams
7. Birth of Eos
8. Sinister Lights and Manic-Depression
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ALFAHANNE  DEBUTS TRACK FROM UPCOMING ALBUM :
With their third full-length album "DET NYA SVARTA" set for release on the 7th April on Indie Recordings,  Sweden's ALFAHANNE have revealed a track from the album.  Titled "Stigmata", the band explained  that the track "is about our home town. How you are born full of hope for the future, but the raw climate destroys you and the town drags you down".
"Stigmata" can be heard on YouTube at
 https://youtu.be/uKg2mBrn-T0
Recorded at the Dödskult studio by Alfahanne's Pehr Skjoldhammer and Mixed and mastered by Stamos Koliousis, "Det Nya Svarta" follows the ALFAHANNE tradition of including some high profile artists making guest appearances.  Artists which in the past have included  TAAKE’s Hoest, SHINING’s Niklas Kvarforth, HELHEIM’s V’gandr,  KVELERTAK frontman Erlend Hjelvik, Spellgoth from HORNA and TURMION KÄTILÖT, and Nattfursth from SORHIN, not just on their first two albums, but also live on stage
Guests making an appearance on "Det Nya Svarta" include KAMPFAR's Dolk, David Lindh from YVONNE AND BRODER DANIEL,  Sanrabb from GEHENNA and Nadine Skjoldhammer.  Tracklisting for "Det Nya Svarta" is as follows:
1. Satans verser (with Dolk from KAMPFAR)
2. Stigmata
3. Avgrundsgravitation (with David Lindh from YVONNE & BRODER DANIEL)
4. Klubb 27
5. Mitt mörker är mörkare än ditt (with Nadine Skjoldhammer)
6. Dödsmaskin (with Sanrabb from GEHENNA)
7. Även hund har sin dag
8. Svarta får
9. Det nya svarta
Formed in Eskilstuna in 2010,  the self-styled “Alfapokalyptic Rockers” burst onto the scene with energy, exuberance , and an impressive swagger, which, coupled with a fan-friendly attitude quickly earned them respect,  and an ever-increasing, and dedicated, following.  ALFAHANNE's debut full-length album “Alfapokalyps” appeared on Dark Essence Records in 2014 and  was followed by "Blod Eld Alfa" in 2015. 
The band's lineup of Pehr Skjoldhammer on Vocals and Guitar, Fredrik Sööberg on Guitars, Niklas Åström on Drums and Jimmy Wiberg on Bass,  have a couple of decades of experience under their belts in bands like VINTERLAND and early MAZE OF TORMENT.  Together they have created a sound that mixes Black Metal with Classic Rock and Punk, and good old Rock n Roll that is unmistakably ALFAHANNE's.
Frontman Skjoldhammer recently explained that with their third full-length album ALFAHANNE are continuing  to explore the dark side of mankind: "Alfahanne's lyrics are very personal and have many layers of dirt. Once you dig deeper into them you find many truths as I see them.  Alfahanne will never lean to the left or to the right or write about political issues. The only political issue that is close to our hearts is equal rights but the flipside of that same coin is that we think everyone is equally.... Equally useless." 
"Det Nya Svarta" is now available to pre-order in CD and Vinyl formats from
 http://shop.indierecordings.no/artist/16189--alfahanne  and in Digital format from https://itunes.apple.com/no/album/det-nya-svarta/id1202165056
Confirmed live appearances for ALFAHANNE include the By:Larm Festival in Oslo, Norway in March and In Flammen Open Air in Torgau, Germany in July.  More dates to be announced shortly.
More information about ALFAHANNE can be found on the band’s Facebook page at
 https://www.facebook.com/alfahanneofficial
The video for the track  "Slutdestination Eskilstuna",  from ALFAHANNE's 2015 album "Blod Eld Alfa", which features SHINING's Niklas Kvarforth on guest vocals, can be seen at
 https://youtu.be/kx_RdM7xRqA
Old Temple presents :PANDEMONIUM  _-"NIHILIST"
Finally after the release of "Misanthropy" 5 years ago legendary horde Pandemonium is back with the long-awaited new released album "Nihilist". The material contains 9 blasphemous psalms, which are a continuation of previous albums and are referring to the ambience known from the iconic "Devilri". The music was recorded following the old methodology of achieving a raw, saturated sound with minimum use of digital engineering to the sound of instruments. All that was done in order to bring out the spirit of the early days of metal and summon the maximum amount of human's diabolical nature. Full length CD consists of 46 minutes of characteristic oldschool, underground, Pandemonium styled death/black metal soaked with disquieting influence of misanthropy, death, darkness, insanity and nihilism. The album was recorded in Mariusz Konieczny Heavy Gear Studio (Hellspawn). The recording session was attended by: Paul (vocals), Mark (vocals, guitar), Michael (bass), Mayor (guitar), Desecrate (drums), and Special Guests: Szymon (Tenebris) - vocals, Gary (Hellspawn) - guitar solos. Album released in a traditional CD case on a golden CD. All copies hand numbered.
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MORTIIS REVEALS ARTWORK & TRACKLISTING FOR 'THE GREAT CORRUPTER'
OSLO – Mortiis has revealed further details on the complete packaging of the upcoming The Great Corrupter release, available worldwide on April 21 via Omnipresence Prodcution. 
'The Great Corrupter' is a collection of previously unreleased tracks, as well as deconstructed and “corrupted” versions of songs from last year’s the The Great Deceiver by some of the most well-known names in genres spanning Industrial Rock to Deep Experimental Ambient, including the likes of .Die Krupps, John Fryer, GODFLESH, Merzbow, Apoptygma Berzerk, In Slaughter Natives, Raison D´Etre, PIG. The previously unreleased material comes from some of the original recording sessions featuring Chris Vrenna (Nine Inch Nails).
 “I went pretty crazy on this one and reached out to so many awesome artists, from people I knew, to people I happened to come across on YouTube and whose material I liked” says Mortiis, adding ”As each reworked track came in, I got more and more excited, and I just kept reaching out to people asking if they´d be interested in being part of the project. I guess I got hooked on the high that it gives, to hear your music twisted and mutilated in any conceivable way”.
Track listing:
1. The Great Leap (Godflesh - Extended Version)
2. Doppelganger (Die Krupps - Extended Version)
3. Hard to Believe Chris Vrenna - Extended Version)
4. Too Little Too Late (PIG)
5. Road to Ruin (Prurient - Extended Version)
6. Sins of Mine (Apoptygma Berzerk - Extended Version)
7. The Seed of Greed (John Fryer - Extended Version)
8. Scalding the Burnt (FLESH)
9. Road to Ruin (Axegrinder)
10. Hard to Believe (Rhys Fulber - Extended Version)
Chris Vrenna Studio Mixes:
11. The Shining Lamp of God
12. Demons Are Back
13. The Ugly Truth
14. Doppelganger
15. The Great Deceiver
16. The Ugly Truth (Je$us Loves Amerika)
17. The Great Leap (Le Prince Harry)
19. Bleed Like You (Manes)
20. Too little too Late (Output/Electronics by Ole-Espen Kristiansen)
21. Sins of Mine (Katscan)
22. Hard to Believe (In Slaughter Natives)
23. Feed the Greed (Cease2Xist)
24. Demons are Back (Technomancer Feat. Angst Pop)
26. Sins of Mine (Raison D´Etre)
27. Doppelganger (Wumpscut)
28. Geisteskrank
29. Road to Ruin (Deutsch Nepal)
30. Bleed Like You (Merzbow)
The Great Corrupter will be available in digital, cd and vinyl format, presale will commence soon.
The visual presentation of each format is equally remarkable, with each format presented as its own art package with collectible artwork.
The vinyl will be limited to 500 copies in five different vinyl colors, all limited to 100 copies each, with a unique center-opening gatefold. Four vinyl colors will come with it´s own exclusive poster, only available with that specific color, and one with a large woven patch. 
The CD version will be made up of eight-panel, DVD sized Digipak, containing a 24-page booklet of exclusive photos. The two-CD set will also include additional remixes exclusive to the deluxe CD package. This package will include download cards for three previously unreleased uncensored videos. This deluxe version will also be limited to 500, after which the CD will be available in a less elaborate standard format. The CD version will also be available digitally. 
The mastermind comments: “The LP has completely different art from the CD. I always liked the idea of creating variations of the same thing. We were able to license a couple of awesome Hieronymus Bosch paintings for that one. The CD is a homage to an age of film long gone by. One of my personal favorites. If you do some research, I am sure you will figure it out.”
 Ahead of the release of the ‘The Great Corrupter’ remix album in April, Mortiis will embark on a UK co-headline run this March with PIG, aka industrial pioneer Raymond Watts.
The band recently revealed a first taster from the forthcoming album in form of a double single which contains a reworked version of ‘Doppelganger’ by Die Krupps and a Leæther Strip remix of ‘The Shining Lamp Of God’.
Check out the tracks
 here
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HerezA “destroy, burn, tear it down” with new album “I BECOME DEATH”: The sophomore album from Croatian death-punk duo HerezA is out now via Godz ov War Productions. Aptly named, I Become Death is streaming now in its entirety over at No Clean Singing, who call it “one turbocharged neck-breaker after another”.
HerezA formed in July 2014. Their debut album, Misanthrope, was released in February 2015 by PRC Music. Their new album I Become Death, which is set for release in February 2017, will continue and improve the “chunky, HM-2 overdriven, and loud” (Angry Metal Guy review) sound of Misanthrope.  I Become Death was recorded in "Brvnara" homemade studio by Denis Sloboda. It was mixed and mastered by Mario Markovic, Crna Zemlja Recording Studio. The stunning album artwork was done by Maciej Kamuda.  
Watch previously released music videos:
“Jebem Vas U Usta Ladna”
    https://youtu.be/_N9n3K1jVo0
“Uništi, Pali, Ruši”
     https://youtu.be/9QEfGxJg-44
HerezA are:

Slobodan Stupar - Guitars, Bass, Backing vocals
Ivan Kovačević Kova – Vocals
HerezA online:  Facebook   Bandcamp
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LUCIFERA (COLOMBIA) - 'PRELUDIO DEL MAR' CD
Genre - Black/Thrash Metal
For fans of - Sarcofago, Desaster, Venom, Hellhammer, Slayer, Slaughter, Exordium Mors, Lustravi
Morbid Skull Records presents the latest release of the black/thrash metal sensation LUCIFERA from Colombia. With a sound firmly rooted in the old school style, they whip up a storm and deliver a dozen extremely potent and acerbic tracks. Alejandra Blasfemia's vocals are veritably hateful and vile, and coupled with the fact that they're delivered in a native language exacerbates things greatly. Given the nature and tone of the primitive music, they go very well with it and sound like fierce incantations belonging to an ancient black art ritual. 'Preludio Del Mal' is scathing yet laden with catchy riffing and exudes a fantastic vibe throughout. LUCIFERA are a revelation indeed and anyone who can appreciate vicious old school black/thrash metal will find a new favourite in this one. 
Track list: 
1. Esclavos de Dios
2. Los Demonios de Loudun
3. Tiempos Siniestros
4. Alianzas de Acero y Metal
5. Tormentas de Sangre
6. Culto Ancestral
7. A Través de la Muerte
8. Preludio del Mal
9. Leyendas Mortuorias
10. El Señor de las Moscas
11. Letanías Infernales
12. Blasfemias
Line up: 
David HellRazor - Guitar
Alejandra Blasfemia - Vocals, Bass, Lyrics
Acid Witch - Guitar
C. Commander – Drums
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ANTROPOFAGUS returns on May 12, 2017 with an album of uncompromising godless ferocity! Five years after their highly praised Architecture of Lust release, this Italian death metal beast strikes again with Comatose Music release Methods of Resurrection Through Evisceration (M.O.R.T.E.), a journey into life, death, resurrection and the descent into the darkest depths of self.  
This is ANTROPOFAGUS' heaviest and most wicked effort to date, blending old school US death metal influences with their trademark style of brutality. M.O.R.T.E. is a deluge of punishing frantic riffs, monstrous vocals and a relentless drums performance by Davide 'BrutalDave' Billia (BEHEADED, HOUR OF PENANCE). Make no mistake; there is no escape. ANTROPOFAGUS is coming to consume your flesh and invade your soul! 
Also look out for the officially licensed vinyl edition from Everlasting Spew Records. 
Guitarist Francesco and Vocalist Tya had this to say about the forthcoming Comatose Music release:
Francesco: "We decided to go with a warmer and fatter tone this time. The songs are more straight forward and in your face than the songs on 'Architecture of Lust', and certainly more groovy. I'd say this is the most old school and evil Antropofagus album to date. Dave and I worked hard to make sure this album would have a deeper sanguineous sound, and I also went from a six string to a seven string guitar for this recording. I'd say Morbid Angel and Hate Eternal have been the strongest influences while writing this album, but the Antropofagus trademark is definitely there, so expect pure brutality! Probably our most balanced and mature album so far."
Tya: "This is definitely the Antropofagus album which we worked the most on, the one that required the highest tribute from us. As on a conceptual level, it's drenched of my own blood. M.O.R.T.E. is a continual succession of thoughts, shadows and nightmares shaped into music, extreme and hate-filled against all which is dogmatic to humanity's eyes. A process of rebirth through the evisceration of my own self."
RIYL: HOUR OF PENANCE, NILE, IMMOLATION, BEHEADED
Track Listing:
1. Whirlwind of Initiation
2. Spawn of Chaos
3. Chants for Abyzou
4. Praise to a Hecatomb
5. Methods of Resurrection Through Evisceration
6. Omnipotent Annihilation
7. The Abyss (Chapter One)
8. Quintessence of Suffering
9. Deception of the Blood
10. Living in Fear (Malevolent Creation cover)
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HYPOCRAS - "IMPLOSIVE EP"
Genre:  Death viking metal
Line-up: 
Alexandre Sotirov (vocals)
Arnaud Aebi (flute, didgeridoo)
Olivier Sutter (drums)
Benjamin Alfandari (bass)
Nicolas Sauthier (guitars)
Hypocras is folk death metal band. The band has begun in 2006 asan instrumental projet by Arnaud Aebi and Samuel Jakubec. But theactual line up dates from 2008.In January 2009, Hypocras record hisfirst demo. It allows the access to internet.After many months of rehearsal, the bandplays his first gig in may 2009.Since then, Hypocras is very activeto research new shows. During winter2009, a new demo is recorded and thesongs have been improved.
In september 2016, Hypocras hasrecorded a new EP called « Implosive ».This one has been recorded, mixed andmastered by Drop (Samael, exSybreed) and marks a new start in thecareer of the band.Finally, Hypocras has played morethan 100 shows in 15 countries through2 continents. The band has shared andopenened for the most important bandsof the actual folk metal scene : Eluveitie(CH), Ensiferum (FIN), Finntroll (FIN).
TRACKLIST 
01. Implosive Absolution
02. At the Edge
03. A song for them (Djizoes cover)
04. At the Edge (Remix by BAK XIII)
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INFERNAL ANGELS have just released their new album "ARS GOETIA" and we are very happy to present the full album in streaming with its violence and obscurity at this link  http://smarturl.it/INFERNAL-listen
The first feedbacks are absolutely thrilling. Here the Italian Black Deathsters present to you all their 4th full-length album "Ars Goetia" including the killer official video of "Belial: The Deceiver" [ https://youtu.be/aqAGPvvMe7c ] and the three songs where Mancan from Ecnephias, Lorenzo from Frostmoon Eclipse and Snarl from Black Faith offer their voice as special guests.
The album is a black monolith and we hope you'll enjoy it!
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RESONANCE CASCADE (SWE)/ JÄRNBÖRD (SWE)-"HYPERAKUSI" SPLIT CD/LP 2017!
PLAYTIME: 33:12 minutes
GENRE: Grindcore, D-Beat
FFO: Insect Warfare, Skitsystem, Assück, Disrupt, Misery Index…
Resonance Cascade(Sweden)-with members from;Deranged, Splattered Mermaids, Pyramido!
Järnbörd(Sweden)-with members from; Ratad and Bestial Mockery!
Downfall Records, WOOAAARGH and EveryDayHate will release Hyperakusi (Swedish word that means “hypersensitivity to everyday sounds), an insane split album from Swedish grind bands RESONANCE CASCADE and JÄRNBÖRD. RESONANCE CASCADE’s machine gun grindcore shoots your body into pieces and after that the guys from JÄRNBÖRD drop a devastating d-beat bomb mixed with nails and spikes.
Hyperakusi will be released on February 24 2017 as a limited edition vinyl, CD and digital download.
About Järnbörd
Järnbörd formed in the summer of 2012 under the name of “Den Mänskliga Faktorn” (The Human Factor), and recorded their first demo in 2014.
In 2015 the band changed their name to Järnbörd after discovering another band with the same name.
The band plays tough grindpunk with lyrics in Swedish that deals with issues of enduring and maintaining your sense in an idiotic world.
Järnbörd is:
Michael Berlin – bass, vocals
Jocke Unger – Drums
Anders Schärberg – Guitar, Vocals
About RESONANCE CASCADE
RESONANCE CASCADE was formed in summer 2012 in Malmö Sweden with the goal to play raw and simple but effective grindcore.
In 2014 they released a 10 song 7” EP via the American label Cricket Cemetery and now in 2017, the band will release Hyperakusi with fellow grind band Järnbörd.
RESONANCE CASCADE is:
Andreas Johansson – Bass
Arvid Borg – drums
Dan Widing – guitar
Johan Bergström – vocals
https://business.facebook.com/WOOAAARGH/      http://www.downfallrecords.com/     http://www.everydayhate.pl/
Hello everyone, MONOLITHE & Les Acteurs de l'ombre productions have secured a partnership to launch the band's upcoming seventh full length album. Label and band have agreed on a early 2018 release.
For many years, MONOLITHE and Les Acteurs de l'ombre Productions have been very active and respected entities in the metal community. This was only a matter of time before both forces joined the same team.
MONOLITHE had scheduled to record this new album on February 2017. 
MONOLITHE's music can be qualified as Dark Doom Metal : a Doom/Death basis on which we add other influences, from Extreme Metal to Progressive, passing through the adventurism and psychedelia of the 70's.
The music is mostly loud and powerful, rich in riffs and atmosphere, very immersive and spatial. It evolves with each albums, MONOLITHE does not want to stagnate, neither to stick to the over-exploited codes of the gender.
The band, which exist since 15 ans, released 6 albums, 2 EPs and a Best-Of.
In 2016, MONOLITHE has decided to play live for the first time in its history. That's how the band played a handful of shows over Europe (MetalDays, Dutch Doom Days, Berlin Swamp Fest ).
In 2017, MONOLITHE will hit the stage of Hellfest Open Air Festival
http://www.lesacteursdelombre.net/productions/v2/
Finnish death metal force GOREPHILIA and Metal Injection have locked horns for the exclusive premiere of "Return to Dark Space," the second track released off the band's forthcoming SEVERED MONOLITH
In the words of Metal Injection scribe Cody Davis, the song "seems to plant itself within the body's core and rip it apart from the inside." The subtle Xenomorph reference is appropriate considering that, in the "Return to Dark Space," no one can hear you screan.
Stream the track  HERE
GOREPHILIA will release Severed Monolith on March 3. The album will be on on CD and digital formats via Dark Descent Records, with vinyl treatment through Me Saco Un Ojo.
Pre-order Severed Monolith at  darkdescentrecords.bandcamp.com.
Gorephilia is:
Henry Kuula - Vomit
Tami Luukkonen - Bass
Jukka Aho - Guitar
Pauli Gurko - Guitar
Kauko Kuusisalo - Battery
www.gorephilia.com    www.facebook.com/gorephilia     www.darkdescentrecords.com    
American dark metal outfit DEATHWHITE has set a March 10, 2017 release date for their first full-length album, FOR A BLACK TOMORROW.
New song "Dreaming the Inverse" is streaming at  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hq1OXosc_SI
 The follow-up to the band's two well-received EP's (2014's 
Ethereal  and 2015's  Solitary Martyr  , respectively), For a Black Tomorrow finds DEATHWHITE weaving emotive clean vocals with melodic, sweeping riffs, and elaborate drumming under a depressive atmosphere. For a Black Tomorrow was recorded from August to October 2016 at Cerebral Audio Productions under the careful supervision of producer/engineer Shane Mayer. 
Pre-order the album:   https://deathwhite.bandcamp.com/album/for-a-black-tomorrow
For a Black Tomorrow track listing:
1. The Grace of the Dark
2. Contrition
3. Poisoned 
4. Just Remember
5. Eden
6. Dreaming the Inverse
7. Death and the Master
8. Prison of Thought
9. For a Black Tomorrow
www.facebook.com/deathwhiteofficial    deathwhite.bandcamp.com/
NIGHON – “THE SOMME”
Format: CD/Digital
Genre: Symphonic Shock metal
Nighon was formed in 2008, in Pietarsaari, Finland. The band portrays unglorified stories from war and other crimes. The band's music is greatly inspired by cinematic music and extreme forms of metal. The result is a unique and aggressive sound, blending darkness with light. Nighon released its first record 'Cor Oblivionis' in 2014 on Univocal Records and their first music video 'Ex Tenebris Lux' the same year.
The band has gigged with bands like MyGrain, Magenta Harvest, Finntroll, Kill The Kong and Arkentype. Nighon are also hosting their own podcast called “Nighon Propaganda-cast”. The idea is to provide uncensored content and a free flow of information. 
 Nighon’s second album 'The Somme' was recorded in the spring and summer of 2016. The drums were recorded at Soundspiral Audio, with Juho Räihä. The rest was recorded at Nighon's home studio. Mathias Lillmåns (Finntroll, Magenta Harvest, Chthonian, etc.) has co-produced the album with Nighon. He is also featured on the song “I Fear For Tomorrow”. The album was mixed and mastered by Fredrik Nordström and Henrik Udd at Studio Fredman, Gothenburg Sweden.
The album is a concept album with stories from World War I, World War II and the similarities between those and the crises we see today in our world. The sound is much more extreme than previous Nighon compositions, widening the contrasts even more than before. The album is supposed to be heard in it’s entirety non-stop. The single “The Greatest of Catastrophes” is a blend of the outbreak of World War I and the Ukraine crisis. The video was filmed during the winter 2016 by Kasper Dalkarl, David Viklund and Stephanie Blomqvist.
The Somme is released May 5th 2017 by Inverse Records. 
The brand new music video "The Greatest Of Catastrophes" is available here: 
https://youtu.be/6JCvH4g-glQ
Line-up:
Nico Häggblom - Vocals 
Alva Sandström - Vocals 
Björn Johansson - Guitar 
Michael Mikander - Lead Guitar 
Mats Ödahl - Bass 
Mika Paananen - Drums
Discography:
The Somme (Album 2017)
The Greatest Of Catastrophes (Single 2017) 
Ex Tenebris Lux (Single 2015) 
Cor Oblivionis (Album 2014)
http://www.nighonofficial.com    https://www.facebook.com/nighonmusic     https://www.youtube.com/nighonofficial
HYPNOS -  “THE WHITECROW”
Death Metal commando HYPNOS was founded in the autumn of 1999 from the remnants of the famous Czech band KRABATHOR (est. 1984). The band became the country's leading Death Metal band after four albums and several EPs. HYPNOS have played more than 300 shows all over Europe, among them the WFF and the Brutal Assault also touring alongside BEHEMOTH, MORBID ANGEL, ENSLAVED, DYING FETUS and THE CROWN
“The Whitecrow“ was recorded by Børge FINSTAD (MAYHEM, IHSAHN, ARCTURUS) again. Christopher (Krabathor), Paul Speckmann (Master), V. Santura (Dark Fortress, Triptykon), Martin Missy (Protector) contributed to the album as guests. Musicologists & press are enthusiastic. The album will be available March 24th 2017 as a Digi-CD+DVD (incl. 3 video clips and a 70 minutes live show) limited to 1.000 copies as well as a standard jewel case CD with a great 28-page booklet, as vinyl & digital.
Few press and musician´s quotes:
“Beprepared for The Dark Side of HYPNOS - the one you have not got a chance to explore yet.“ (Ashok) Cradle Of Filth
“TheWhitecrow rises upon the grounds of classic metal but rumbles with an ominous presence of rage and fury that captured me. The title track is truly a brilliant song that eventually will hunt you down. Check it out!” (Øystein Brun) Borknagar
“Hypnosrejuvenated their sound – the result sounds darker, more morbid and intense than ever before, still not losing any class, on the contrary. "The Whitecrow" is a strong record with a long shelf-life.” (Frank Albrecht) Deaf Forever
www.hypnos-cz.com    www.facebook.com/hypnoscz   www.einheit-produktionen.de
NORWEGIAN BLACK METALLERS ENDEZZMA SET TO RELEASE EP AHEAD OF ALBUM RELEASE INC LAST TRACK EVER WRITTEN BY TRONDR NEFAS
With the release of their sophomore full-length album set for March, Norwegian Black Metallers ENDEZZMA will release a limited edition 7" EP on the 24th February.   Aside from showcasing a track from the new album, the B Side of the EP features the exclusive track  "Black Tempest", which is the last song written by URGEHAL frontman Trondr Nefas before his death.  Drums on the track are performed by BEASTCRAFT bassist and former TSJUDER drummer Desecrator .
Titled "Morbus Divina", the EP was recorded at the  Gravlund Studio , with mastering duties performed by Tore Stjerna at the Necromorbus Studio (WATAIN, REPUGNANT, TRIBULATION, etc). Artwork on the two-track EP is by Remember The Fallen Artworks.  Track listing on "Morbus Divina" as follows:
1.Morbus Divina
2.Black Tempest
"Morbus Divina" will be released on Pulverised Records in a limited edition of 500 copies world-wide, with 100 on transparent yellow vinyl and 100 on transparent red vinyl.  The remaining 300 copies will be on standard black vinyl. 
The title track of "Morbus Divina" can be heard at
 http://pulverised.bandcamp.com/album/morbus-divina
 Formed in 2006 by Morten Shax and the late Trondr Nefas (URGEHAL, BEASTCRAFT, VULTURE LORD), ENDEZMMA  merges the icy aggression of Old School Black Metal with a distinctive sound all of its own, to create what the band describe as "Nekro Requiems".   Aside from Shax on vocals, today's lineup includes Malphas (BEASTCRAFT,CARPATHIAN FOREST,SVARTTJERN)on  Lead Guitar,  Nihil on Rythm Guitar, Skriu (ex live BLOOD RED THRONE) on Drums and  Aske (BYRDI) on Bass.   
ENDEZZMA's debut full-length album "Erotikk Nekrosis" was released in 2012, the year that also marked the death of Trondr Nefas, so it is fitting that the new EP serves as a tribute to the now legendary musician ahead of what will be the band's sophomore full-length "The Arcane Abyss", which will hit the streets at the end of March on Pulverised Records.
More information about ENDEZZMA can be found on the band's Facebook page at
 http://www.facebook.com/endezzma
The Official video for “Junkyard Oblivion”, from ENDEZZMA's debut full-length album "Erotikk Nekrosis"  can be seen on ENDEZZMA’s YouTube channel at  http://youtu.be/NZtQ9xPZF5U  
DEMONIC RESURRECTION (India) - 'DASHAVATAR'
Genre - Epic Black/Death Metal
For fans of - RUDRA, FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE, DIMMU BORGIR, BEHEMOTH, EMPEROR, SAOR, HEATHEN BEAST
One of India's longest running bands, DEMONIC RESURRECTION, are back with their fifth full length album and it's a unique take on the avatars of Lord Vishnu according to Indian mythology. Each song is dedicated to a different avatar and the artwork and lyrics are indicative of the same. 'Dashavatar' follows the band's trademark epic black/death metal style that the band have cemented over the decades. The fans won't be disappointed and at the same time this is an ambitious leap forward. Tasteful solos accentuate the soaring riffs, all impeccably structured to bring to life stories from ancient Hindu mythology. Suitably atmospheric and tempered to perfection, this album holds its own in an era of ever-increasing individuality.
Track list 
1. Matsya - The Fish
2. Kurma - The Tortoise
3. Varaha - The Boar
4. Vamana - The Dwarf
5. Narasimha - The Man-Lion
6. Parashurama - The Axe Wielder
7. Rama - The Prince
8. Krishna - The Cowherd
9. Buddha - The Teacher
10. Kalki - The Destroyer Of Filth
Line up 
Demonstealer - Vocals/Guitars/Keys
Nishith Hegde - Lead Guitars
Ashwin Shriyan - Bass
Virendra Kaith - Drums
Artwork
Reuben Bhattacharya ( Visual Amnesia )
Demonic Resurrection Bandcamp
NEW Demonic Resurrection Facebook Page
Thanks! 
  Kunal Choksi  Label owner/Editor/PR head Transcending Obscurity Records | PR Company | Online Magazine (est 2005)
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Greek Epic/Doom Metal act REFLECTION return after 8 years! Band's 4th album features a guest appearance by Mats Leven
Pitch Black Records is thrilled to announce its 50th album release with the signing of legendary Greek Epic/Doom Metal act REFLECTION!
REFLECTION, the driving force of Hellenic Epic/Doom Metal, will be celebrating their 25th anniversary next year and they are now back, with their fourth album, “BLEED BABYLON BLEED”! It’s been eight years since the band’s last offering, making this an eagerly awaited release; and with a new vocalist in their ranks this becomes an even more anticipated release!
As this is quite a special release, label founder, Phivos Papadopoulos, felt the need to briefly comment: 
“Our 50th release just had to be special. And this is as special as it could get, for a number of reasons! I remember discovering REFLECTION in the early ‘90s and receiving their demo tape after writing to them and how I was blown away by their music. Even more importantly though, since the day we first made contact, a truly unique bond has been formed between myself and the band’s founder and guitarist, Stathis Pavlantis.
A bond that has certainly stood the test of time and has grown more and more throughout the years; we are not just friends, we are family now and the emotions associated with releasing this on my own record label, twenty-something years after we first “met”, cannot easily be put into words. I agreed to sign REFLECTION without even listening to their new album (which I haven’t regretted one tiny bit of course)! Here’s another fine example of that something that makes metal so magical and special I guess!”
With nine track of pure solid epic doom heavy metal, “Bleed Babylon Bleed” has all the elements that have defined REFLECTION’s superb musicianship throughout the years. The band has matured since a long time ago, yet their sound is even more refined now and full-bodied, still incorporating their signature fast to mid and low tempo song ranges. “Bleed Babylon Bleed” is just oozing with atmosphere, epic melodies and powerful emotions as it deals mainly with the Pontic Genocide (as well as genocides in general). The final track marks the album’s culmination as it features a Pontian lyra (masterfully played by Pavlantis) that takes a lead role, beautifully mixed with the rest of the instruments, for an utterly bone-chilling effect.
Special mention should be made to the guest appearance of Mats Leven of CANDLEMASS. Besides his majestic input on this album, this is also of particular importance since CANDLEMASS have always been a primary influence for REFLECTION. Other noteable guest appearances include Albert Bell (FORSAKEN) and Kostas Tokas (RELOAD).
“Bleed Babylon Bleed”, is out on April 7th worldwide on CD and Digital. Pre-orders are up at
 http://store.pitchblackrecords.com  and  http://pitchblackrecords.bandcamp.com. A track is now available for streaming and free download at www.pitchblackrecords.com.
REFLECTION line up:
George Thomaidis – Vocals
Stathis Pavlantis – Guitars
George Pavlantis – Drums
John Litinakis – Bass
Iraklis Loukakis – Keyboards/Backing Vocals
Album track listing:
1. Marching to Glory
2. Glorious Victory
3. The Iron Tower
4. Fallen Shadow
5. Takla Makan
6. Time Traveller
7. Stormbringer
8. Ruler of My Own Land
9. Bleed Babylon Bleed
https://www.facebook.com/reflectiongr   http://www.pitchblackrecords.com
BLACK METALLERS LUCIFER'S CHILD POST NEW VIDEO
Fans and festival goers who were hoping to see LUCIFER's CHILD in Bergen at the cancelled Blastfest can at least get a taste of what they are missing with the new video for the track "Hors de Combat",  from the band's debut full-length album "The Wiccan", which was released on Dark Essence Records in the autumn of 2015. 
Filmed live in the studio, and a perfect illustration of the kind of powerful performance with which  LUCIFER's CHILD have been thrilling fans on stage, "Hors de Combat" can be seen on YouTube at
https://youtu.be/e9aIqlZ3jZU
Formed by  George Emmanuel (ROTTING CHRIST, ex-CHAOSTAR) and Stathis Ridis (NIGHTFALL), LUCIFER's CHILD's sound is based on classic Greek Black Metal.  The lineup of Emmanuel (guitars) and Stathis (bass), together with Marios Dupont on vocals and Nick Vell on drums, creates a sound that ranges from the heavier end of the musical spectrum to the mid-paced.   
It is a sound with a purpose.  One that serves as an introduction to the atmosphere surrounding the act of "Summoning".   LUCIFER's CHILD seeks to create a unity between the spiritual ideas expressed within each song and the music itself.   The band's music does  not just give an insight into how electrifying Black Metal can sound when played well, it also gives the listener a sense of spiritualistic energy.
More information about LUCIFER'S CHILD can be found on the band's website at  www.luciferschild.net   or on their Facebook page at  www.facebook.com/luciferschildmusic
Music from LUCIFER's CHILD can be heard at
 http://luciferschild.bandcamp.com/   
The video for the track "Lucifer's Child" can be seen at
 https://youtu.be/5SByg0K4x7c
BLACK METALLERS DOEDSVANGR REVEAL VIDEO OF TRACK FROM UPCOMING ALBUM
With the 27th March set for the release of "Satan Ov Suns" on Immortal Frost Productions,  Black Metallers DOEDSVANGR  have today posted a video for a track from the album.  Created by Moornebheym, the video, for the track "Black Dawn",  can be seen on YouTube at  https://youtu.be/zItJ2GLLPGM
Whilst DOEDSVNGR is a relatively new band, there is no denying the fact that the Norwegian/Finnish lineup comprising Shatraug (HORNA, SARGEIST, BEHEXEN and NIGHTBRINGER),   Anti-Christian (TSJUDER,  BEATEN TO DEATH) and founder and frontman Doedsadmiral (NORDJEVEL, SVARTELDER, ENEPSIGOS) contains some of the most experienced and respected musicians on the Black Metal scene. 
Parlaying this experience into their debut album, the trio have created eleven tracks that reek of the traditional darkness and menace one would expect from Black Metal, but which steer well clear anything even remotely formulaic.  Recorded at Velvet Recording in Spydeberg with Christer Krohg, and with drums recorded at the  Klang Studios in Oslo with Bjarne Stensli, "Satan Ov Suns" is an uncompromising work  that offers extreme variations, and, according to the band, "a lot of groove".
With artwork by Khaos Diktator Design, tracklisting for "Satan Ov Suns" is as follows:
1. Our Lord Cometh!
2. Rituals
3. Doedsvangr
4. Black Dawn
5. Northern Watchtowers
6. Diaboli
7. Gnashing Of Teeth
8. Breath Of Lucifer
9. Throne Of Black Illumination
10. Blood Whores
11. Black Sun Nimbus
In a recent comment  DOEDSVANGR the band's  prolific frontman "Doedsadmiral" had this to say about the formation of the band, and its direction: "All my other bands each have a different sound  and musical ethos one from the other, and DOEDSVANGR is one that comes from a much darker direction.  DOEDSVANGR, like the other projects in which I'm involved, does not come from me alone, but is the result of two great musicians coming onboard so that together we can create music the way we all want it to sound, and perform it in a way that we all want to hear it.  Will DOEDSVSANGR perform live one day?  That remains to be seen, let's just see where the album takes us first".
"Satan Ov Suns" will be available in CD, Gatefold Double Vinyl and Digital formats and is available to pre-order in CD and Vinyl formats from
http://shop.immortalfrostproductions.com/?s=doedsvangr&post_type=product  and in Digital format from  http://digital.immortalfrostproductions.com/album/satan-ov-suns .
The previously debuted track  "Rituals" can be heard at
 http://digital.immortalfrostproductions.com/album/satan-ov-suns
More information about DOEDSVANGR can be found on the band's Facebook page at
 https://www.facebook.com/doedsvangrofficial
Death Rune Records presents TERRÖRHAMMER - "UNDER THE UNHOLY COMMAND" 12"LP
Necro Black Speed Metal Assault from Serbia
Available in:
· Compact Disc
· Regular black LP (limited to 400 copies including 1 bonus track)
· White diehard edition LP (100 copies including 1 bonus track)
· Bundle offer of CD + T-Shirt at a special price !
  Order here
TERRÖRHAMMER – Under The Unholy Command LP (white vinyl, lim 100)   Order here
TERRÖRHAMMER – Under The Unholy Command LP (black vinyl, lim 400)   Order here
TERRÖRHAMMER – Under the Unholy Command CD   Order here
TERRÖRHAMMER– Hell Commando / Under the Unholy Command T-SHIRT + CD  BUNDLE   Order here
www.deathrune-records.com
ESHTADUR REVEAL "CORNERED AT THE EARTH"
Colombian melodic death metal powerhouse ESHTADUR have revealed their new single "Cornered at the Earth"! The track, which is taken from their upcoming album Mother Gray is highly recommended for fans of early Soilwork and At the Gates.
Stream the track here:  http://www.metalinjection.net/latest-news/start-thrashing-with-a-new-track-from-melodeath-masters-eshtadur​
Eshtadur launched in the fall of 2005 with their blazing demo Timo Be Timo with a sound in the vein of At The Gates, Soilwork and Septicflesh. Since then they have released a pair of EP's and a potent duo of albums. Their rich touring history includes performances across Colombia, Peru and Mexico. They have been distributed across the world and even headlined a stage at Rock Al Parque in 2016. As they prepare to unleash their latest creation, Mother Gray upon the world the band is gearing up for their first ever US dates and many more festival appearances!
https://www.facebook.com/EshtadurOfficial/?fref=ts   https://eshtadur.bandcamp.com/
TAAKE ANNOUNCES UK DATES WITH FEN AND DE PROFUNDIS
With their appearance in London at the end of last year having sold out almost immediately, Norwegian Black Metallers TAAKE have announced that they will return to the UK to play the following four dates in April alongside UK favourites FEN and DE PROFUNDIS.  Due to other upcoming commitments FEN are unable to do the London show and will be replaced by WINTERFYLLETH  
Thu 6 April, The Exchange, Bristol
Fri  7 April, The Dome, London (Winterfylleth will be filling in for Fen at this show)
Sat 8 April, The Ruby Lounge, Manchester
Sun 9 April, Ivory Blacks, Glasgow
With over two decades of experience, both in the studio and on the stage, TAAKE, or more precisely,  the band's formidable founder and frontman Hoest, has acquired almost legendary status.  Never abandoning the origins of Norwegian Black Metal, Hoest still manages to innovate and surprise fans the world-over, and, in a long-lasting collaboration with Dark Essence Records, consistently produces albums that are considered to be classics in their genre. 
Hoest's powerful persona and mesmerising stage presence makes TAAKE much sought after on the live circuit, with 2017 already gearing up to be as busy as the previous year.   As well as the four UK dates have already been confirmed for various festival appearances over the coming year.
More information about TAAKE can be found on the band's website at
 http://taake.svartekunst.no/  or on their Facebook page at  https://www.facebook.com/taakeofficial
TAAKE's music can be heard on Bandcamp at
 https://taake.bandcamp.com
The official video for the track “Nordbundet” from the TAAKE album “Noregs Vaapen” can be seen at  http://youtu.be/OAIIbnrYC7Q
Formed in early 2006 with the goal of producing Atmospheric Black Metal that incorporates elements of post-rock,  FEN have, since then, found themselves at the vanguard of a resurgent UK Black Metal scene.  With an EP, four full length albums, several splits and compilations, two European tours and numerous appearances at prestigious festivals under their belts, FEN's fifth full-length album "Winter", which is set for release on Aural Music on the 17th March,  is  the band's most ambitious, and yet most fundamental expression, yet.   FEN recently debuted a track from the album, on the strength of which two limited edition versions of "Winter" are already close to being sold out more than a month before release date.  The track "I (Pathway)" can be heard at  https://fenuk.bandcamp.com/album/winter
More information about FEN can be found on the band's Facebook page at  https://www.facebook.com/fenofficial
FEN's music can be heard on BandCamp at  https://fenuk.bandcamp.com
The official video for the track "Menhir - Supplicant" from FENs 2014 album "Carrion Skies" can be seen at  https://youtu.be/MqDGA1DqF0U
DE PROFUNDIS started life in 2005 playing a haunting blend of Doom and Death metal, but, by 2010, whilst still retaining the sombre, melodic atmosphere the band's sound became much more progressive in nature.  Now, after  years of honing their art, the sound of DE PROFUNDIS has been streamlined into concise, technical cacophonies that fuse ferocious Blackened Death metal with ethereal progressive overtones.  DE PROFUNDIS' extensive stage experience guarantees that this tour will be one too good to miss.  
More information about DE PROFUNDIS can be found at
 https://www.facebook.com/deprofundistheband/  and on the band's website at  http://deprofundistheband.com
DE PROFUNDIS' music can be heard at
 https://deprofundis.bandcamp.com
The official video for the track "All Consuming" from DE PROFUNDIS' 2015 album "Kingdom of the Blind" can be seen at  https://youtu.be/EmDCf8PfaGE
"From Above Merciless Death Now Rains On Your Fucking Parade!" After six years since the release of their last album, Indiana's war-themed Death Machine INVASION has released DESTROYER OF MANKIND today on Abyss Records. The new album can be purchased at  this location.
And that's not all! The Veterans of Death have released the official video for "Approaching Cauldron of Horror," which features gripping WWII footage from Japan's attack on Pearl Harbor (December 7, 1941). Help yourself to some deliciously hellish USDM at the following link:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XpDA8BpE3mc
The band's fourth album is nothing short of a devastating onslaught of Death Metal! This brutal and uncompromising release demonstrates INVASION's vicious blitzkrieg and wages battle with new members Dan Klein (drums) and John Hehman (lead guitar), while main songwriter/lyricist/guitarist Peter Clemens continues his obsession with World War II.  Peter had this to say about the band's activities leading up to the recording of Destroyer of Mankind:
"It's been almost six years since Orchestrated Kill Maneuver was released on Rotting Corpse Records, and it's been somewhat of a frustrating endeavor.  We lost original drummer Dave 'Ross' Cady in early 2014 and had auditions for the vacancy, which led to more delays, but in the end we acquired Dan Klein (FIN/NOCTURNE) on drums and lead guitarist John Hehman (YEAR OF DESOLATION).  Plus we teamed up with SEA OF TRANQUILLITY/SCREAMKING guitarist Ralphael Hernandez who played on the Berserk Artillery Barrage CD from 2001, so things have been moving forward."
Asked about his switch from guitar to bass, Peter stated "I'm an average guitar player so I had no problem handing guitar duties to John Hehman.  He's an excellent musician with a good ear, and teaming up with him to work on the new INVASION recordings was an obvious choice.  John pretty much helped lay the groundwork for the recordings in his studio (Broken Toe/Bang Recordings) and things turned out great."
Stream album cut "The Divine Wind" at  this location.
NVASION has been in existence since the early 90s and has been destroying the complacent metal scene with their version of "War Metal" throughout those years with the release of these venomous  and horror filled recordings. Find and buy them now!
1999 - Conquered - The Plague/Hammerheart Records
2001 - Berserk Artillery Barrage - Forever Underground Records
2010 - Orchestrated Kill Maneuver - Rotting Corpse Records
2017 - Destroyer of Mankind - Abyss Records
www.facebook.com/InvasionUSA    www.officialabyssrecords.com/

NEWS 11.2 2017

                                                                                                   
# Der erste "Ansturm " auf die aktuelle Ausgabe scheint vorbei zu sein .Sind aber noch genug Exemplare da ,um eure Neugier zu befriedigen . fatalunderground_leo@freenet.de
# Die Planung für die nächste Ausgabe ,welche so in der Drehe Mai erscheinen wird ,läuft schon wieder auf Hochtouren .Mit DAN SWANÖ haben wir nun mal so nen richtig kultigen Typen in der Metalszene ,als Interviewpartner mit em Bord . 
# Aktuelle Konzert - / Festivaltips online !
# Massig neue Reviews im Archiv !
# Unsere Festivalplanung für das nächste Jahr nimmt langsam Gestalt an . "Pflichttermine" sind auf jeden Fall schon mal das kultige IN FLAMMEN FESTIVAL , METAL EMBRACE ,ROCK UNTER DEN EICHEN ,ROCK FOR ROOTS ,1.K-TOWN METALFEST,ROßLAUER BURGNÄCHTE und das PROTZEN OPEN AIR .Vielleicht läuft man sich mal über den Weg !!!
DUNKELHEIT PRODUCTIONS NEWSLETTER :
OUT NOW!!! | NEW RELEASES
We are pleased to inform, that we can present you two new releases. From far south-east asia, in detail: Malaysia, we bring you a brilliant gem of the history of Black Metal. NEBIRAS with their EP "The Great Rites", which was originally released back in 1998, is presented for the first time, after 18 years, exclusively on vinyl edition. Now, for the first time, after 18 years, we present you this masterpiece exclusively on vinyl! Coming in black and red color edition on 180g heavy vinyl (with brilliant silkscreen on side B) and 350 gsm gatefold-jacket plus additional color-poster in A2 format.
There is no doubt: This is a lecture that only could have been created by bands of the second wave of Black Metal and that should be a source of inspiration for more contemporary Black Metal acts from Scandinavia. Eventually a slight chill will rise from the soil of your “A Blaze in the Northern Sky” because Darkthrone's infamous Fenriz was one of the first to notice the quality of NEBIRAS and has honored them by giving his regards in the booklet of said album.
Punctual to the 1th February, we bring you another new release, this time from the dark deep sea of Finland. We present you a compilation of two EP's from 2015 of finnish Death/Doom band SHADES OF DEEP WATER  on noble solid-blue cassettes, with silver print.
The famous Finnish heaviness, established through the early works of AMORPHIS and the legendary THERGOTHON is pursued by this release. This limited tape has the power to make the listener feel the force of Funeral Death/Doom which this genre can unfold only when played with heart and soul.
NEBIRAS - The Great Rites   VINYL | DIGITAL
Nach über 18 Jahren wird eine wichtige Veröffentlichung des asiatischen Black Metals endlich neu aufgelegt, und erscheint nun erstmals auf Vinyl. Wir finden, es ist Zeit, dass die „The Great Rites“-EP von NEBIRAS die Aufmerksamkeit bekommt, die sie verdient hat.
Sobald die Plattenspielernadel das pechschwarze Vinyl zum ersten Mal berührt, wird man schlagartig in eine Zeit zurückversetzt, als der Black Metal definiert wurde. Kalter Hass trifft auf surrende Gitarren und eine Atmosphäre, die unverwechselbar ist. Sofort wird klar: Das hier ist eine achtzehn-minütige Lehrstunde, wie sie eigentlich nur von Black Metal Bands der zweiten Phase kreiert werden konnte und von der sich viele heutige skandinavische Bands inspirieren lassen sollten. 
Vermutlich steigen auch gerade feine Nebelschwaden aus eurer „A Blaze in the Northern Sky“ auf, denn Fenriz von DARKTHRONE hat bereits sehr früh die Qualität dieser Band erkannt und NEBIRAS namentlich im Booklet des Kultalbums verewigt. Dass Bandkopf Agathos Daemon kein Unbekannter in Norwegen war, zeigt sein früher Briefwechsel mit Euronymous. Unüberhörbar ist, dass diese beiden Kontakte auf das Klangbild von NEBIRAS abgefärbt haben, denn ein ums andere Mal fühlt man sich direkt nach Norwegen versetzt. Aber nicht nur mit den skandinavischen Größen hielt Agathos Daemon regen Kontakt, sondern viel mehr mit der gesamten europäischen Black-Metal-Szene, als sie noch im Entstehen begriffen war, so auch mit SAMAEL und ROTTING CHRIST.
Als Kopf hinter dem Watchtower Fraternity Zirkel, dem malaysischen Pendant zum norwegischen Black Circle, hielt Agathos Daemon die Fäden in der Hand und formte mit RATOR, CONQUEROR (Mal) und BAZZAH eine starke Szene.
Besonderer Dank gilt Wan Syamsul vom malaysischen Deadhead-Zine sowie Afterlife Productions, der diese Veröffentlichung überhaupt erst möglich gemacht hat. Dunkelheit Produktionen wird sich dieser Aufgabe mit dem nötigen Respekt annehmen. Gewidmet wird diese Veröffentlichung dem früheren Gitarristen Y. Occultust, der zwei Jahre vor der Erstveröffentlichung bei einem Autounfall verstarb. 
Dieses wichtige Stück asiatischer Musikgeschichte wird als 180g schweres Vinyl zusammen mit einem farbigen A2-Poster in einer Auflage von 500 Stück erscheinen. Die ersten 150 Kopien werden Sammlerstücke in blutrotem Vinyl, die restlichen 350 Einheiten erscheinen in klassischem schwarz. Die B-Seite enthält keine Musik, sondern ist mit einem okkulten Emblem bedruckt, das die Aura von NEBIRAS gebührend würdigt.
Bandcamp:  
goo.gl/cpw2qE
YouTube: 
 goo.gl/DwWiwd
SHADES OF DEEP WATER - SYVIEN SÄVYJEN UNIVERSUMI​/​THE DESOLATION  TAPE | DIGITAL
Gönnen wir uns noch einen allerletzten tiefen Atemzug, bevor wir in die abgründige Welt von J.H., dem Künstler hinter SHADES OF DEEP WATER, eintauchen. Denn sobald die ersten Klänge seiner Gitarre den Raum erfüllen, werden wir auch schon aus dem Moment gerissen und gewaltsam unter Wasser gedrückt, nur damit wir erkennen wie nichtig wir alle sind. 
Über uns bescheint der Vollmond die spiegelglatte Wasseroberfläche, während wir darunter langsam mit weit aufgerissenen Augen durch die Melodien davon getragen werden. Tiefer, immer tiefer hinab in die Welt von SHADES OF DEEP WATER. Und das mit einem Lächeln auf unseren Lippen, denn das ist Musik für Genießer, die einen Augenblick innehalten und dabei jede Note in sich aufsaugen können.
Es ist die bekannte finnische Schwere, welche die Frühwerke von AMORPHIS und die legendären THERGOTHON so bedeutend gemacht hat und die durch diese Veröffentlichung am Leben gehalten wird. Dieses limitierte, schwarze Tape ermöglicht es, den Hörer die Macht des Funeral Death/Doom spüren zu lassen, die dieses Genre nur entfalten kann, wenn es mit Herzblut und Hingabe gespielt wird. Zwei bedeutende Veröffentlichungen der bisher 11-jährigen Bandgeschichte, „The Desolation“ und „Syvien sävyjen universumi“, werden nun endlich in digitaler Form und als Kassette erhältlich sein und können somit noch mehr Hörer unter Wasser, in die Tiefen des Meeres, ziehen. Limitiert auf einhundert see-blaue Kassetten mit noblem silbernen Aufdruck.
Order:   www.dunkelheit.cc
Listen: 
http://goo.gl/UVOMbT
Order:  www.dunkelheit.cc
Werte Leseratten!
"SYSTEMSTÖRUNG– DIE GESCHICHTE VON NOISE RECORDS" erzählt die Geschichte eines der wichtigsten Metal-Labels der achtziger Jahre.
Noise Records wurden im Schatten der Berliner Mauer von Karl-Ulrich Walterbach, in den frühen Tagen ein bekennender Anarchist, gegründet.
Die Hauptbands der Firma – Hellhammer/Celtic Frost, Coroner, Gamma Ray, Grave Digger, Helloween, Kreator, Running Wild, Sabbat, Tankard und Voivod – waren ruppig, innovativ und sehr einflussreich.
Sie prägten die weltweite Metal-Szene, wie wir sie heute kennen, entscheidend mit.
Mit O-Tönen von Walterbach, seinen Bands, Angestellten und Kollegen aus der Musikindustrie (basierend auf mehr als 75 Exklusiv-Interviews) gewährt "Systemstörung – Die Geschichte von Noise Records" ungeschönte Einblicke in die ereignisreiche Historie eines Labels, das während seiner Existenz zwischen 1983 und 2007 auf weit mehr als 400 eigenständige Veröffentlichungen und insgesamt über zehn Millionen verkaufte Tonträgern zurückblicken kann.
Mit legendären Bands und ihren wegweisenden Alben einher gingen Gerichtsprozesse, Streitigkeiten über Verträge, verpfuschte Konzerttourneen, desaströse Stilwechsel und komplizierte bis angespannte Beziehungen zwischen dem Betreiber und den Künstlern, die er betreute.
Dieses Buch macht deutlich, dass sich nur sehr wenige Metal-Plattenfirmen mit einem solchen Vermächtnis wie Noise brüsten dürfen.
Das Cover-Artwork des Buches stammt von Michel „Away“ Langevin (Voivod).
Mit einem exklusiven Vorwort von Hansi Kürsch (Blind Guardian).
"Systemstörung – Die Geschichte von Noise Records" beinhaltet insgesamt 225 Fotos, viele davon zum allerersten Male veröffentlicht. Zum Autoren: David E. Gehlke ist ein amerikanischer Metal-Journalist und schreibt seit 2001. Bis heute hat er für Formate wie Metal Maniacs gearbeitet und war Redakteur bei Blistering.com, einer der der ersten nordamerikanischen Webseiten für Hardrock und Metal.
Gordeon Music    Zelterstraße 8   10439 Berlin   Germany     info@gordeonmusic.de 
THORMESIS: "TRÜMMERFARBEN" Album vorab im Stream! Am Freitag erscheint endlich das neue Thormesis Album! In Kooperation mit Metal Hammer Italia habt ihr vorab die Möglichkeit alle 11 Songs des beeindruckenden Albums mit einer Spielzeit von ca. 40 Minuten exklusiv und vorab im Stream zu hören! 
Bestellen könnt ihr den Silberling im edlen Digipack, auch als Package mit Shirt, bereits jetzt im MDD Shop.
Albumstream:  http://goo.gl/cQKW9G
Thormesis Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Thormesis/
Order @ MDD Shop:  https://goo.gl/E0lefY
WHILE SHE SLEEPS haben sich die perfekte Art und Weise ausgesucht, um ihr 10-Jähriges Jubiläum als Band zu feiern:
Sie sind nun vollständig unabhängig!
Das ist ein mutiger, eindrucksvoller und kraftvoller Schritt, der das vergangene Jahrzehnt passend widerspiegelt.
Mehr noch, es zeigt, dass sich das uralte Klischee auch noch im Jahre 2017 bewahrheitet: Wenn man will, dass etwas richtig gemacht wird, sollte man es selbst machen.
"Die neuen Songs schauen auf die Welt als ein Ganzes, aber sie erzählen auch viel über uns", sagt Sänger Lawrence ‘Loz’ Taylor. "Wir sind alle schon durch einige Höhen und Tiefen in den letzten Jahren gegangen und ich glaube, dass es uns wichtig ist, dies in unseren Songs auszudrücken, weil unsere Musik unsere ganz persönliche Heilung und Therapie ist. Es gibt sehr viel Herzschmerz von unseren persönlichen Erfahrungen in diesen Songs, aber trotzdem wirft es auch gleichzeitig eine globale Sicht auf die Dinge."
"Wir werden niemals über weltliche Themen und Politik singen", führt Gitarrist Sean Long fort. "Denn das tun wir ohne es überhaupt zu versuchen. Aber, wie Loz schon gesagt hat, auf diesem Album ist es genau auf den Punkt gebracht, wie wir persönlich mit diesen Dingen umgehen. Wir schreien nicht nur die Probleme der Welt heraus, sondern singen davon wie wir persönlich über diese Dinge denken und was wir dabei fühlen! Ich habe noch nie eine stärkere Verbundenheit zu den Momenten im Studio gefühlt wenn ich Musik schreibe, als bei dieser Platte."
Insofern macht "You Are We" mehr, als nur die Brücke zwischen der Vergangenheit und der Gegenwart zu schlagen. Es zeigt in ungefilterter, grotesker und bezaubernder Herrlichkeit, wer WHILE SHE SLEEPS wirklich sind. Es präsentiert sie als ihre eigene treibende Kraft und als eine Band, die nach ihren eigenen Bedingungen arbeitet und ihre Musik genau so schreibt. Es ist eine Platte, die nicht nur von den Problemen und dem Druck der Vergangenheit geprägt ist, sondern die aus ihnen heraus geschaffen und mit der Leidenschaft gefüllt wurde, die die Band schon immer vorangetrieben und dazu ermutigt hat, ein ganzes Jahrzehnt so weiter zu machen.
“Das was WHILE SHE SLEEPS aus macht”, erklärt Taylor, “ist, dass wir immer unseren eigenen Weg gehen. Umso länger wir dies tun, umso eher werden die Leute verstehen, dass wir nirgendwo anders lang gehen werden. Wir machen einfach mit unserem eigenen Ding weiter. Und wenn wir es schaffen einen neuen Sound und Stil zu entdecken, aber dabei trotzdem noch wie WIR zu klingen und wir uns damit weiterentwickeln können ohne den typischen WHILE SHE SLEEPS-Sound zu verlieren, ist das fantastisch!“
„Sogar meiner Mutter gefällt es“, lacht Long. „Ich bin wirklich überglücklich!“
Auch Ihr werdet begeistert sein!
http://whileshesleeps.com   www.facebook.com/whileshesleeps
Gordeon Music   Zelterstraße 8   10439 Berlin   Germany     info@gordeonmusic.de
MORD'A'STIGMATA stream new ALBUM “HOPE” in full :
A week prior to its release, Mord'A'Stigmata share the complete experience of their fourth album. Hope is due out on February 17th via Pagan Records. You can stream it in full courtesy of Invisible Oranges (worldwide) and MetalNews.pl (Poland).
Stream Hope now!
via Invisible Oranges:
 http://bit.ly/2l1JOAF
via MetalNews.pl:  http://bit.ly/2l1Gzcf
The haunting new opus of the Polish four-piece is one of these records which will make a strong impact upon the extreme scene in their homeland and beyond. Hailed as “black metal change you can believe in” (Decibel Magazine) or “a soundtrack to an opium dream” (No Clean Singing), Hope consists of four acts of pale melancholy on a stylistic crossroad. The album is yet another chapter of a narrative run by inner struggles.
Hope is a follow-up to 2013's critically acclaimed Ansia, which put the band under the global spotlight. The record's enigmatic cover artwork was designed by Bartek Rogalewicz (Rogi, Non Opus Dei, Behemoth).
The record will be available on CD, LP and in digital format.
Pre-order „Hope”:
CD:
 http://bit.ly/2j8wqXx
LP:  http://bit.ly/2iHC16f
T-Shirt Hope:  http://bit.ly/2jYSuUm
T-Shirt Tangle:
 http://bit.ly/2iHBhOr
T-Shirt & LP:
 http://bit.ly/2j8xpqx
T-Shirt & CD:  http://bit.ly/2jw3BHT
 Mord’A’Stigmata online:
   Facebook   Bandcamp
Pagan Records online:   Website   Facebook   Bandcamp
Turkey's black metal act YAYLA releases "PAS.TO.RALE"via Merdümgiriz Records .
YAYLA is back with its fifth full-length"Pas.to.rale", the first release from this ambient black metal act in four years.
Released by Merdümgiriz Records on February 5th, 2017, the project from multi-instrumentalist Emir Toğrul presents a heavy fusion of ambient and metal, and after the departure from the monotonous sound of the now cult trilogy, "Pas.to.rale" sees YAYLA sounding more dynamic, oppressive and hypnotic than ever before, and while there are countless influences from different styles and techniques, this album is surprisingly tight and unified
YAYLA's Emir Toğrul comments: «"Pas.to.rale" takes many forms with lengthy instrumental tracks, from synth driven string ensemble ambiences to psychedelic guitar tracks, to “traditional” black and death metal songs with very unconventional structures fused with synths. The YAYLA concept is at its pinnacle in “Pas.to.rale”, with the name of the band and our whole concept of nature based metal music coming to an alchemical home as we delve back into our roots after all these years of adventures as VIRANESIR and BLIGHTED in an ironic existential absurdity. It's a tale of dungeon style atmosphere, relentless black metal, nostalgic overdose and musical hypnosis.»
As with all his work on Merdümgiriz Records, each copy of "Pas.to.rale" CD, Tape, t-shirt and patch will be handmade in the artisanal style. Emir paints the discs, cuts and inserts the prints for the jewel case and jacket, making all non-machined parts from scratch. All current and upcoming merch comes to fans directly from the hand of the creator himself.
"Pas.to.rale"
1. Altars In Temple Sewers
2. Everyday Is Death For Us
3. Pandora
4. Funeral
5. Steadfast Chaos
6. Endless Regrets
7. Mantras Of Separation
8. Rats
9. Pastorale
10. They Are Losing You From Me
https://www.facebook.com/yaylaband
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Italian Doom Sludgers OTUS revealcover artwork and release the first single from their forthcoming album.
Thesong “Avidya” is available at this address: https://youtu.be/pMiAwDOq7uQ
Born in 2012, OTUS takes elements of post-metal/sludge bands as Isis and Cult of Luna, passing through the Black Sabbath’s doom up to the experimental music of Tool, Om and Sunn O))). The band enrich their sound playing ethnic instruments, building their own synthesizers, chanting mantras and taking particular care of their visual and symbolic identity, from poster art to visual projections.
OTUS “7.83Hz” will be available in two editions: limited digipack CD with exstensive graphic  and digisleeve CD. To be released by Argonauta Records and available from March 20th, 2017.
Preorders run here:
DIGICD LTD:
 http://bit.ly/2k71ueN
DIGISLEEVE CD:  http://bit.ly/2k7Bpr2
TRACKLIST:
1.  Avidya                    
2.  Last of the Four                                   
3.  Echoes and Evocations                  
4.  Phurba                  
5.  Theta Synchrony                                 
6.  7.83Hz 
7.  Black Lotus                           
8.  Alpha Phase                        
9.  Res Cogitans, Res Extensa
www.argonautarecords.com    www.facebook.com/Otus7.83Hz
THE FUROR (Australia) - 'CAVALRIES OF THE OCCULT'  
Genre- Black/Death Metal  
For fans of - Impiety, Behemoth, Belphegor,Ravager, Bestial Winds, Conqueror, Revenge
THE FUROR from Australia prepare an explosive concoction of death, black and thrash metal and the result is scathing to say the least. Drumming phenomenon Dizazter is a part of Singaporean legends IMPIETY and not only does that have an influence over here, he's taking it to a different extreme. Mind-boggling drumming aside, his skills with guitars too are no less impressive and he has laid down all the songs for this album. Aided by Hellhound and The Grand Impaler, THE FUROR whip up a storm of biblical proportions. From start to finish, the album is absolutely unforgiving but it has its share of clever variations and deft tempo changes without derailing the entire momentum. 'Cavalries of the Occult' will go down as one of the most venomous albums of its time. 
Track list: 
1. 30 Year War 
2. Cavalries of the Occult 
3. Death Manifest 
4. Fomes Peccati 
5. Lake of Fire 
6. Rampage Upon the Rational 
7. Second Coming Slaughtered 
8. Storm of Swords 
9. Totaliterror 
Line up: 
Dizazter - Drums/Vocals/Songwriting 
Hellhound - Guitars 
The Grand Impaler - Bass 
Produced by Nizam Aziz of IMPIETY at Studio 47, Singapore
THE FUROR Bandcamp (Pre-orders are ON!)
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Transcending Obscurity Records release schedule (early/mid-2017) - 
DRUG HONKEY (US) - Cloak of Skies (Atmospheric Death/Doom Metal)
SOMNIUM NOX (Australia) - 'Terra Ianis' (Atmospheric Black Metal)
MRTVI (UK) - Negative Atonal Dissonance (Experimental Black Metal)
NORSE (Australia) - 'The Divine Light of a New Sun' (Dissonant Black Metal)
PAGANIZER (Sweden) - Land of Weeping Souls (Old School Death Metal)
URSINNE (International) - Swim With The Leviathan (Death Metal Supergroup)
MINDKULT (US) - T.B.A. (Doom/Stoner Metal)
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BLACK BLEEDING - THE AWAKENING  MCD out now!
Expect ferocious and brutal, death black metal,  that also comes with decent melodies and a sense of composition. Initially released on tape in 2005, this release of glorious French underground metal is back to kick your ass!
Listen:  https://youtu.be/fvwdF3hvkJc
It contains 5 songs and takes the form of a professionally pressed MCD,  with new artwork and layout.
Available against 3,40 Euros + postage form this webshop:   https://tictail.com/dashboard/store/nihilisticdistro/settings/products/black-bleeding-fra-the-awakening-mcd
More infos:
 
http://nihilistic-webzine-distro.fr/Label/moreinfos/moreinfos_blackbleeding3.htm
TRADE LIST:
NIHILISTIC HOLOCAUST/ Available releases:
Pro CDs:
-BLACK BLEEDING (Fra) The awakening MCD. Great death black.
-OSSUAIRE (Fra) Le troubadour nécrophageophile MCD. Old school death, obscure and brutal
TAPES:
-BLACK BLEEDING (Fra) A bright future Tape Great black death.
-ATAVISMA (Fra) Where wolves once dwelled Demo tape. Obscure death doom
OTHER ITEMS:
PRO CDs:
1 x CHUGUN (Israel) Virus CD. Thrash metal/ Thrash death
1 x ISENBLAST (Usa) Altars of blood MCD. Black metal
1 x YELLOWTOOTH (Usa) Crushed by the wheels of progress CD. Stoner doom sludge
TAPES:
4 x GLAUKOM SYNOD (Fra) Vampires and gorgeous throats Tape. Old school industrial/ Metal influenced
2 x GLAUKOM SYNOD (Fra) The hungry transplants Tape. Electro/ Industrial/ Extreme metal.
2 x GUTTURALIA XXX (Fra) Tilt! Demo tape. Electro grind violence
3 x RELICATION (Fin) Utterly disconnected Demo tape. Old school indus metal like old Godlesh, Voivod
CDR: METAL:
2 x DARKTHRONE IS DEAD - Demo CDr. Noisecore/ Black metal.
1 x TRUDUM (Fra) Crevesacem Demo CDr. Grindcore: Punk/ Fast Hc
4 x UMMON (Fra) Retreat Demo CDr. Technical experimental death thrash/ Industrial (ex Abyssal suffering).
NEWS VIC RECORDS :
XYSMA – “YEAH “
XYSMA was founded in Naantali, Finland, in 1988. The band has been openly granted as the FIRST EVER Grindcore band from Finland. XYSMA released five full lenghts albums and changed style from grindcore death metal in the early days to rock heavy metal. XYSMA is still active today
Cult album YEAH from Finish death / grind band XYSMA now finally re-issued on LP and CD. 'Yeah' was recorded at the legendary Sunlight Studios with Tomas Skogsberg (Entombed, Dismember, Therion) in Sweden in 1990.  Early Xysma had its roots in the flourishing UK grind scene with bands as Carcass and such. They also incooperated the well know Scandinivian death metal elements and this all resulted in the typical Finish sound.
Bonus to the CD are  the legendary 'Above the Mind of Morbidity' 12'' from early 1990 and the cult e.p. 'Fata Morgana' also from early 1990,  22 tracks in total.
SLAUGHTER (CAN) -  “NOCTURNAL HELL, SURENDER OR DIE “
Slaughter was a Canadian proto death / thrash band. They formed in Toronto, Ontario, Canada in 1984 playing extreme metal as one of the first bands and briefly featured Chuck Schuldiner  (Death) on guitar in 1986. Originally, they released several demos, one e.p. and two full albums including the cult album 'Strappado'. The band Slaughter is worlwide credited for influencing death metal and the chainsaw guitar (death metal) sound, later on copied by the enitire Scandinavian death metal scene. They eventually broke up because of their annoyance for the music industry and the lack of support in the 80's.
The cult ep Nocturnal Hell, the first real death metal recording of the band actually, is remastered by Tom Palms (Phlebotomized), the ‘Surrender of Die’ demo by Dave Hewson (Slaughter).  Extensive liner notes by Olivier 'Zoltar' Badin (Catherdral, Old Man's Child, Dark Funeral, Septic Flesh).
www.facebook.com/SLAUGHTER-Canada-12169425739/?fref=ts
ALTAR – “ AND GOD CREATED SATAN TO BLAME FOR HIS MISTAKES “
The early band's name was MANTICORE, formed in 1988. It was changed for ALTAR in 1990. With the release of their demo-tape 'And God Created Satan To Blame For His Mistakes' back in 1992, the band started to become well-known in the death metal underground scene. It sold worldwide very well and soon every insider had heard of the brutal music and message ALTAR tried to spread. The first ALTAR-album 'Youth Against Christ' released in 1994 hit the scene with a shock. The intense brutality on this album got great reviews everywhere; it even went into the Dutch alternative charts.
This release 'And God Created Satan To Blame For His Mistakes' is the official demos re-issue, Bonus to the album are seven tracks, recorded live in Rotterdam in early 1993.
All songs are restored and remastered by Berthus Westerhuijs at Franky's Recording Kitchen (God Dethroned, Asphyx, Severe Torture) in 2016. Coverart by Roberto Toderico (Asphyx, Soulburn, Sinister). The booklet contains many rare pics and an exculsive in depth interview done by Pim Blankenstein (ex Lords of Metal journalist and  Officium Triste vocalist).
https://www.facebook.com/Altar-200510973422231/?fref=ts
REACTOR - THE TRIBUNAL FROM ABOVE
Reactor from Zürich, Switzerland formed in 1991. The line up was: Neni - Guitar, vocals, Dany - Bass, Pauli - Guitar, and Howi - Drums. In 1992 they changed their name to Sickening Gore (without Neni and Howi however) and released one album on Massace records from Germany.  REACTOR relased one demo in 1991 titled ' The Tribunal From Above'
Better than their work in Sickening Gore, Reactor was a progressive death metal unit that on The Tribunal Above displayed great potential. Much more melodic and outgoing then what they would become, Reactor was a truly original presence on the old school death metal scene, combining aggression, melody and unique atmospheres. Listening to this almost makes you wish they stuck with this style.REACTOR played many shows in the early 90’s with bands such as Massacre, Asphyx, Bolt Thrower, Running Wild, Biohazard and Kreator.
The demo clocks in at over 32 minutes in 5 songs (which is longer than the Sickenig Gore full-length effort, Destructive Reality), including some minor noises which are on the actual mastertape too (a base overdrive that wasn't  noticed, but that was 1991! Analog and raw as shit, but thats how it was back then).
The album was produced by famous Swiss musician Christian Muzik (Calhoun Conquer) who also played all lead guitars on this recording. Drummer Howi is nowadays drum tech for bands as Guns ‘n Roses, Korn and Foo Fighters. Coverart by Roberto Toderico (Soulburn, Asphyx, Sinister).
1. Deformed Personality
2.  Near Dark
3.  The Tribunal Above
4. Religious Fight
5.  Circle Of Eternity
Coverart by Roberto Toderico (Asphyx, Soulburn, Sinister).  https://www.facebook.com/Reactor-Switzerland-396521693834710/?fref=ts
HELLWITCH was formed in 1984. The band released five demos, several ep's, compilation Cd's and two full lenght albums over the years. Hailing from Florida, the band has (ex) members who played with other legendary Florida bands:
Alex Marquez (Solstice), Frank Watkins (Obituary, Gorgoroth), Joe Schnessel (Malevolent Creation), Gabe Lewandovski (Resurrection), but above all founding member and main songwriter Pat Rainieri on vocals and guitars. SYZYGIAL MISCREANCY is a killer hybrid of early death and thrash metal..
The debut album was recorded at Morrisound Studios, Florida with Scott Burns (Death, Malevolent Creation, Cannibal Corpse, Deicide). 
Bonus to the album are two soundboard recorded shows, live in Fort Lauderdale, from 2012 & 2013
https://www.facebook.com/HellwitchOfficial/?fref=ts
NASTY SURGEONS (Spain) - 'EXHUMATION REQUIEM'  
Genre- Death Metal/Grindcore  
For fans of - CARCASS, NECROPSY, THE COUNTYMEDICAL EXAMINERS, HAEMORRHAGE, IMPALED, EXHUMED, PATHOLOGIST, (early) CARCARIASS
NASTY SURGEONS are one of the most exciting new bands around. Formed by members of MISTWEAVER and MASS BURIAL, they've hit a home run with this one straight off. While CARCASS-worship has been done to death, not to mention the gore adoration and sub-sub genre formations, this one is quite remarkable. Instead of going the splattery way, they're going in the direction of PATHOLOGIST, adopting tasteful solos, and early CARCARIASS, where they
expand upon the CARCASS template. It's virtually grind meets death metal but leaning more towards the latter instead of going gory. The highlight here is the songwriting - it's superbly structured in a way that it doesn't get tiring as most bands in this style do. They don't obsess over a particular album/era of CARCASS and just prefer to do things their own way after imbibing the essence. The result is outstanding and this is easily one of the freshest sounding albums in this vein. Do not miss out on this!  
Track list: 
1. The Resurrectionists 05:18
2. The Creation of the Monstrosity 03:50
3. Human Flesh is Also Food 03:10
4. Antemortem Dissection 03:32
5. Autopsy's Protocol 03:49
6. Nasty Surgeons 05:18
7. Ode to Bad Taste 03:46
8. Burnt with Sulfuric Acid 03:46
9. Devoured Alive 04:01
10. Exhumation Requiem 03:35
Line up: 
Dr. Weaver - Guitar/Vocals
Dr. G. Navazo - Guitar
Dr. A. Ruiz - Bass
Dr. R. Mur - Drums  
NASTY SURGEONS Bandcamp (FULL ALBUM STREAM)
NASTY SURGEONS Facebook
Xtreem Music Official Site

Xtreem Music Facebook
Thank you so much!    Kunal Choksi   Label owner/Editor/PR head  Transcending Obscurity Records    www.tometal.com    www.transcendingobscurity.com 
DAEMONIAC (Italy) - 'SPAWN OF THE FALLEN'  
Genre- Old School Death Metal  
For fans of - GRAVE, DISMEMBER, UNLEASHED,ENTOMBED, VERMIN, MACRODEX, MERCILESS, NIHILIST
DAEMONIAC are going from strength to strength. If you thought their previous album on Xtreem Music was killer, wait till you hear this one. It sounds absolutely massive and hearkens back to the time in Sweden when the death metal scene was rife with bands trying to sound heavier and more evil than anyone else they knew. This sounds like a slice from that golden era. It's unblemished by trends and is the purest strain of death metal you'll get these days. They even have that vaguely mysterious quality to their music that lends to it a special appeal. It's as if the last 25 years never happened. Death metal fans are going to be all over this and the Italians are doing it with a lot of passion, confidence and class. 
Track list: 
1. Intro / Macabre Eucharist 06:51
2. Regurgitated From Hell 04:02
3. From Depths of Hideous Chasms 05:36
4. Spawn of the Fallen 05:00
5. Intro / Procreation of Hatred 05:11
6. Cursed Hecatomb 06:42
7. Upon Golgotha 05:01
8. Cremation (Macrodex cover) 05:26
Line up: 
Max - Bass/Vocals
Dave - Drums
Nicko – Guitar
DAEMONIAC Bandcamp (FULL ALBUM STREAM)
DAEMONIAC Facebook
Xtreem Music Official Site

Xtreem Music Facebook
Thanks for your time and continued support! Kunal Choksi Label owner/Editor/PR head Transcending Obscurity Records   www.tometal.com   www.transcendingobscurity.com 
Old Temple presents : SARGATANAS - "THE ENLIGHTENMENT"
Re-edition of underground metal from Mexico canon album. SARGATANAS recorded, The Enlightenment in 1996 which is one of the most important albums of this scene. Today, after more than twenty years re-released again on CD without undue and unnecessary upgrades. Twelve death metal hymns to the glory of the Lord of Darkness. More than an hour of music filled with blasphemy, hate, hell, sulfur. Death metal riffs mixed with crushing force of Doom Metal. Gods of Metal from Mexico debut album is a must have for fans of old-school. The standard edition on golden CD, all hand numbered copies
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Swedish Death Metal Goliath MORDBRAND will release new album WILT onFebruary 24.
This ferocious beast is a showcase of diverse Death Metal mastery!A lyric video for new song "Delivering the Gods" is available at  this location
MORDBRAND comments: "We are very pleased with collaborating with Carnal Records this time around. Not only do we hold the label in such high regard due to their astonishing back catalogue, but we also recognize their professional approach and kinship. This album marks a new beginning for the band and we've really taken things up to a new level."
Wilt was mixed and mastered by Lawrence Mackrory. Artwork by Nathalie Ziegler and layout by Łukasz Jaszak. A vinyl LP version of Wilt is also in the works. Stay tuned!
Tracklist:
1. Bleed into Nought
2. Delivering the Gods
3. Worship Predation
4. At the Larvae Column
5. Throes of Glorious Death
6. To Pursue Damnation
7. Venomous Myrrh
8. Wilt
9. Give in to Oblivion
www.facebook.com/officialmordbrand/    Mordbrand Youtube     www.carnalrecords.com/
SAURON reveal rare live Baltic Fog footage from 1995 “THE BALTIC FOG”  pre-orders available now !
Poland’s pagan black metal veterans Sauron dig out some proper old-school footage of their The Baltic Fog era ahead of the first-time vinyl release next month. The 16 minute footage is part of a concert which took place on 10 November 1995 and is available to view via  YouTube.
Watch Sauron in action in 1995: https://youtu.be/c4KKlNOXRQc
Originally recorded and released in 1995, the remastered version of The Baltic Fog will be limited to 200 copies. The LP is scheduled for a 3 March 2017 release and is available for pre-orders via the record label’s online store
The Baltic Fog LP was remastered by Haldor Grunberg at Satanic Audio (Thaw, Mentor) and will also include an exclusive double sided A2 poster with drawings by Krzysztof “Sirkis” Grzywacz (North) and Robert A. von Ritter (Outre, Witchmaster, In Twilight’s Embrace etc.). The new album cover drawing was done by Magadelena Jędrzejczak-Nalazek.
Sauron is one of the first Polish bands which introduced pagan black metal art to their local Polish scene in 1991 when they were established. Their first release was a demo in 1993, entitled Hellish Requiem. Having gone through active and inactive periods, the band has been recently resurrected. Their latest studio offering is Wara! which saw the day of light in September 2016 through Witching Hour Productions. 2016 also saw the band re-release The Baltic Fog on tape through Witches Sabbath Records and The Land of Dead Sun on vinyl through Wheelwright Productions which was originally recorded in 1997. The start of 2017 sees the band release both Wara! and The Baltic Fog on vinyl.
Sauron online:  Website   Facebook
Wheelwright Productions online:
  Website   Facebook   Bandcamp
BLACK METALLERS NORDJEVEL ANNOUNCE EP, EXPAND LINEUP AND SIGN WITH THE FLAMING ARTS AGENCY
On the heels of thevery successful self-titled debut album, Black Metallers NORDJEVEL are set to release "KRIGSMAKT", a 7" EP, which will hit the streets on Osmose Productions on the 20th February.
With artwork by Khaos Diktator Design, the three-track EP will be limited to 500 copies, the B side of which is silk screen printed and comes with a printed inner sleeve . Tracklisting on "Krigsmakt" is as follows:
1. Krigsmakt
2. For De Falne...
3. Into Ever Deeper Depths 
"Krigsmakt" is now available to pre-order from  http://www.osmoseproductions.com/item/2/94903-110402-1201-1-0/118522577/nordjevel-krigsmakt.html
NORDJEVEL was founded by frontman Doedsadmiral (SVARTELDER, DOEDSVANGR, ENEPSIGOS) and guitarist Nord (FATAL IMPACT, TVANGESTE, BYRDI), and, making use of Doedsadmiral's considerable skills at bringing together musicians who are not only hugely experienced, but who also share the same musical ideas and ideals, the band's ranks were quickly swelled by MARDUK's Fredrik Widigs on drums, and former RAGNAROK bassist DzeptiCunt.  With NORDJEVEL's distinctive sound firmly set, the the band have added another guitarist to their lineup in the shape of Morten "Noralf" Kleftaas, who had previously appeared with the band as a session live guitarist. 
The success of the band's debut album meant that virtually overnight offers started to come in for live appearances, and, as a result, NORDJEVEL have handed their booking and management responsibilities to the Flaming Arts Agency. Commenting on the new collaboration the band had this to say:
"We have to admit that the success of the debut album caught us a little by surprise.  We knew we had something special, but the response from the fans and critics was overwhelming, and resulted in a lot of interest in us playing live.  We had to totally rethink everything very quickly, and came up with what we consider to be a perfect solution - and that was teaming up with Flaming Arts.  Patricia Thomas, who has been Doedsadmiral's personal manager for longer than either of them care to remember, and who works with all his projects, will continue handling all of NORDJEVEL's PR. She and Flaming Arts have frequently worked together over the years and know how each other functions, which is a big plus for everyone concerned as there is no learning process.  So now we have a great band and a great team, and we can look forward to the future, which will include more live appearances world-wide".
Aside from preparing for their already confirmed live appearances, which include a UK tour in April, a US tour in May, which will culminate in an appearance at the Maryland Deathfest, and an appearance at the Gothoom Open Air Festival in Slovakia in July, NORDJEVEL are currently working on their second full-length album.  
More information about NORDJEVEL can be found on the band's website at  http://nordjevel.moonfruit.com/  or on Facebook at  https://www.facebook.com/nordjevelofficial
The official video for "Denne Tidløse Krigsdom" from NORJEVEL's self-titled debut album can be seen at
 https://youtu.be/MVhzOjhJNOI
http://nordjevel.moonfruit.com/     https://www.facebook.com/nordjevelofficial
London's premium Old School Extreme Metal force CRAVEN IDOL unleash their second album of ruthless first wave blackened thrash in the vein of early Bathory, Gospel Of The Horns, Manilla Road and Inquisiton.  
After four years of toil, the U.K. four-piece present: THE SHACKLES OF MAMMON, an uncompromising and unique blend of tag-less extreme metal from the early days of horrible hellnoise. 
Inspirations are many. Be it heavy metal Gods such as Mercyful Fate, Candlemass, Sortilege, Master's Hammer or Manilla Road; early pioneers like Poison (Ger), Samael, Razor, Bathory, Venom; pretenders to the throne like Gospel Of The Horns, D666, Inquisiton...  
But don't be fooled - this is no tribute act.
Recorded at Birmingham's Priority Studios and engineered by Esoteric's Greg Chandler (and mastered by Dan Lowndes at Resonance Sound), The Shackles Of Mammon boasts an old school production as well as Craven Idol's most fierce and varied songs to date.
The album boasts artwork by the extraordinarily twisted Daniel Corcuera. The artist's powerful take on Sascha Schneider's 1896 wood carving 'Mammon und sein Sklave' is a striking work of art
Lyrically the album deals with the vices of man, the plagues they unleashed upon themselves, and the rationalisation of its own actions - be it in tragedy or ruin - through the creation of deities and cults. Mammon the - Demon of Avarice - reigns above all, whilst the black arts and countless religions seek to justify human failure
The Shackles of Mammon will be released April 14 on LP, CD, and MC via Dark Descent Records.
CRAVEN IDOL live dates:
April 8th - London @ Black Heart
April 15th - Glasgow @ North Of The Wall Fest
May 15th - London @ Underworld w/ Nifelheim 
Obscenitor - Guitar
Vrath - Vocals, Guitars
Suspiral - Bass
Heretic Blades - Drums
facebook.com/CravenIdol    www.darkdescentrecords.com      darkdescentrecords.bandcamp.com
Portuguese DM trio PESTIFER have joined forces with Decibel Magazine for the exclusive premiere of forthcoming album EXECRATION DIATRIBES. Death comes streaming at:
http://decibelmagazine.com/blog/2017/2/6/full-album-stream-pestifer-execration-diatribes
Lavadome productions are proud to announce another outburst of massive Death Metal destruction in the form of Execration Diatribes, the debut album from PESTIFER.  The album contains nine raging compositions of the finest Death
Metal havoc and will be released on February 14, 2016. New song "Mars Exult" is now streaming at the following location:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-UJqmOHKS7A
Pre-Orders: https://lavadome.bandcamp.com/album/execration-diatribes
The legacy of albums like Hell Awaits, Morbid Visions, I.N.R.I., Black Force Domain has been channeled through Execration Diatribes in the purest form and at ultimate intensity
Death Metal has been waiting for an album like PESTIFER's Execration Diatribes since the beginning of the century. The wait is almost over. Wrathful legions of the apocalypse will rise again and destroy!
PESTIFER is:
Pedro Silva - Guitars and Vocals
Jorge Marinho - Bass
Diogo Pereira - Drums
Facebook.com/pestiferofficial     Facebook.com/lavadome     lavadome.org
NEW VIDEO FROM NORWEGIAN VIKING METALLERS HELHEIM REVEALED
With their ninth full-length album "landwarijaR" earning huge plaudits for Norwegian Viking Metallers HELHEIM, the band have now released a second video from the album, this time for the track "Ymr" which can be seen at  https://youtu.be/ikkKoB56JVM
Like the preceding video for the track "Baklengs mot intet", "Ymr" was directed by Guilherme Henriques, and this time the band  concentrates on live footage filmed at Inside Live & Rock Café by Mathis Backe interspersed with film some of the glorious scenery that surrounds HELHEIM's home town of Bergen. 
Ymr" also has a theme running through it, one that is in contrast to that expressed in the "Baklengs mot intet".  As HELHEIM's V'gandr explains:
"With "Ymr" Helheim explores the terrain that might result from the  complete enlightenment of knowledge. The tree of life is the symbol of this path and you may wonder if this enlightenment is of a positive or of a negative energy. When the One with the one eye closes it, that is when we must open up ours and see what lies ahead.  "Ymr" is the primal scream, the essence of man, and to grow from there you have to climb. Whereas "Baklengs mot intet" showed no hope in its cloak of negativity, "Ymr" might kindle a tiny spark - but that's up to the eye of the beholder or should I say, the ears of the listener."
With music by by H'grimnir and V'gandr,  lyrics by V'gandr and  artwork by H'grimnir, "landawarijaR"   was recorded at the Conclave and Earshot Studios in Bergen, and produced by Bjornar E. Nilsen (VULTURE INDUSTRIES, BLACK HOLE GENERATOR) and mastered by Herbrand Larsen (ENSLAVED).  Artists  performing guest vocals on the album include William Hut, Morten Egeland (NARROWHEAD), Pehr Skjoldhammer (ALFAHANNE),  Bjornar E Nilsen (VULTURE INDUSTRIES, BLACK HOLE GENERATOR) and Ottorpedo.
Tracklist:
1. Ymr
2. Baklengs mot intet
3. Rista blodørn
4. landawarijaR 
5. Ouroboros
6. Synir af heidindomr
7. Enda-dagr
"landwarijaR" is available in CD, Vinyl and Digital formats, from all the usual retailers, and with related merchandise, at  https://www.darkessencerecords.no/shop/ and  https://helheim.bandcamp.com  and from  the US website at https://darkessence.aisamerch.com
HELHEIM's next live appearance will be at Norway's Inferno Metal Festival in Oslo, in April.
More information about HELHEIM can be found on the band's website at
 http://www.helheim.com  or on Facebook at  http://www.facebook.com/helheimnorway
LarvaOvCum Presents: BASTARDI PUTRIDI DI VICENZA - TRUFFANDO VICENTINI, the debut Album .20 minutes of AntiBanks Grind&Roll, madness and much more...based on a true story !
Complete Album:  Bandcamp
Complete VideoCollection:  YouTube
BLACK METALLERS DOEDSVANGR REVEAL TRACK AND DETAILS FROM UPCOMING DEBUT FULL-LENGTH ALBUM  
With a lineup comprising  Shatraug (HORNA, SARGEIST, BEHEXEN and NIGHTBRINGER),   Anti-Christian (TSJUDER,  BEATEN TO DEATH) and founder and frontman Doedsadmiral (NORDJEVEL, SVARTELDER, ENEPSIGOS),  it was inevitable that there would be interest in DOEDSVANR's debut full-length album, "SATAN OV  SUNS", and today the band have revealed details.
Satan Ov Suns"  was recorded at Velvet Recording in Spydeberg with Christer Krohg, whilst drums were recorded at the  Klang Studios in Oslo with Bjarne Stensli.  Artwork is by Khaos Diktator Design.
Tracklist:
1. Our Lord Cometh!
2. Rituals
3. Doedsvangr
4. Black Dawn
5. Northern Watchtowers
6. Diaboli
7. Gnashing Of Teeth
8. Breath Of Lucifer
9. Throne Of Black Illumination
10. Blood Whores
11. Black Sun Nimbus
"Satan Ov Suns" will hit the streets on the 27th March on Immortal Frost Productions.  "Rituals", a track from the album, which will be available in CD, Double Vinyl and Digital formats, can be heard at http://digital.immortalfrostproductions.com/album/satan-ov-suns
Despite the evil feel that pervades the whole album, DOEDSVANGR's vastly experienced Norwegian and Finnish members have not fallen into the trap of producing a formulaic Black Metal album, but have been able to create eleven tracks that  offer extreme variations, and, it has to be said, "a lot of groove". 
Commenting on the formation of DOEDSVANGR the band's  prolific frontman "Doedsadmiral" recently had this to say:
"All my other bands each have a different sound  and musical ethos one from the other, and DOEDSVANGR is one that comes from a much darker direction.  DOEDSVANGR, like the other projects in which I'm involved, does not come from me alone, but is the result of two great musicians coming onboard so that together we can create music the way we all want it to sound, and perform it in a way that we all want to hear it.  Will DOEDSVSANGR perform live one day?  That remains to be seen, let's just see where the album takes us first".
"Satan Ov Suns" is now available to pre-order in CD and Vinyl formats from
 http://shop.immortalfrostproductions.com/?s=doedsvangr&post_type=product  and in Digital format from http://digital.immortalfrostproductions.com/album/satan-ov-suns .
More information about DOEDSVANGR can be found on the band's Facebook page at
 https://www.facebook.com/doedsvangrofficial
Comatose Music proudly welcomes POSTHUMAN ABOMINATION to the growing ranks of the death metal elite. 
Theband has marked the occasion with the release of its first-ever track, "Crafting Life." Check it out at  https://youtu.be/4qqLqzauJ5s
This accomplished Italian trio was formed in 2014 comprised of musicians from Devangelic, Natrium and Xenomorphic Contamination. Originally founded as a studio project only, Posthuman Abomination has now focused their attention to becoming a band that is active and performing live. 
The band is currently hard at work composing its debut full length, Transcending Embodiment, which is planned for release in early 2018. 
Inspired by the likes of Suffocation, Disavowed and Deeds of Flesh, to name a few; expect a hard hitting bombardment of supreme brutal death metal. 
Line Up: 
Lorenzo Orrù: Vocals
Max Santarelli: Guitars
Marco Coghe: Drums
facebook.com/Posthumanabomination    facebook.com/Comatosemusiclabel     youtube.com/ComatoseMusicLabel
GOAT WORSHIP (Brazil) - 'BLOOD AND STEEL'   
Genre- Black/Thrash/Punk Metal  
For fans of - SLAYER, SARCOPHAGO, VULCANO,SLAUGHTER (Canada), BATHORY, CENDRA, DESASTER, KREATOR
Xtreem Music has a penchant for thrash and here's another evidence of a brilliant discovery from the Spanish label. GOAT WORSHIP from Brazil here churn out some excellent black metal-flavoured thrash with gusto. It's reminiscent of the glorious late '80s period in that country but GOAT WORSHIP's album sounds fresh and crisp and still retains the old charm. The band sounds fired up and belts out nine tracks of aggressive black/thrash metal here that will have everyone moving about and headbanging in a frenzy. 'Blood and Steel' is merciless and lethal, and will be one of the best sounding releases you'll hear in this style today.
Track list: 
1. Intro 01:16
2. Falklands War 04:44
3. Hall of the Dead 03:45
4. Cremation Funeral 03:46
5. Only the Strong Will Survive 05:05
6. God of Thunder 04:42
7. Goddess of Lust 03:44
8. Religion of Lies 03:49
9. Helheim 06:22
Line up: 
Hades - Guitar, Bass and Vocals
Sadist – Drums
GOAT WORSHIP Bandcamp (FULL ALBUM STREAM)
GOAT WORSHIP Facebook
Xtreem Music Official Site

Xtreem Music Facebook

Thanks for your time and continued support!
  Kunal Choksi  Label owner/Editor/PR head  Transcending Obscurity Records    www.tometal.com    www.transcendingobscurity.com 
TREPID ELUCIDATION - "UPCOMING REALITY"  
Genre:  TECHNICAL DEATH METAL
Trepid Elucidation is a technical death metal band forged in 2012 in Lisbon by drummer Francisco Marques. Other members are Diogo Santana (vocals, guitar) and João Jacinto (guitar). After a few years playing in Portugal's most important underground festivals, the band is finally ready to unleash "Upcoming Reality" through Mosher Records. Be prepared.
"Upcoming Reality" is the crushing debut album of progressive technical death metal outfit Trepid Elucidation, from Portugal. The band isn't shy of displaying their influences through the 37 minutes that make the album: you can definitely know they drink from references such as Death, Decrepit Birth, Obscura and Beyond Creation. A tested formula with astonishing results: "Upcoming Reality" is massive in terms of stringwork and the rhythm section keeps up with precision. Take a listen and get this album today!
Line-up: 
Diogo Santana (Analepsy, Festering) - Guitars, Vocals
João Jacinto ( Dead Meat, Undersave) - Guitars
Renato Laia (Undersave) - Bass
Francisco Marques - Drums
TRACKLIST 
01 - Unquestionable Death
02 - Upcoming Reality
03 - Beyond Compassion
04 - Diminished Into A Spacetime Interval
05 - Paradigm
06 - Corpse That Breeds
FACEBOOK     BANDCAMP    YOUTUBE    LABEL
PETRIFICATION: Newborn Old School Death Metal Butchers Prepare Debut Demo Release - Video/Song Premiered At CVLT Nation.
We are extremely excited to announce the release of  SUMMON HORRENDOUS DESTRUCTION, the debut demo/EP by Portland OR-based old school death metal butchers  PETRIFICATION, a horde of bastard death legions spawning from the bowels of the underworld!
Petrification formed out of their love of Old School Swedish, British and particularly Finnish Death Metal, wanting to create music that while an homage to its roots, allowed its members to find their own unique voice in Extreme Metal. Drawn to the evil and doom-laden soundscapes of the Finnish Masters (Funebre, Abohorrence and Convulse etc.), Petrification set out to meticulously craft their own vision in the writing of the demo Summon Horrendous Destruction, lyrically and sonically conjuring apparitions of giant, man-eating Arachnids and other horrors that lurk on the edge of the Void awaiting their victims. Petrification’s old school death metal trudge batters the flesh and smashes bone with the cruelty of an orc unleashed from hell, and  Summon Horrendous Destruction is a glorious onslaught of mummified and gross as fuck old school death metal that will delight fans of Autopsy, Nihilist, Grave, Cruciamentum, Disma etc.
The Summon Horrendous Destruction demo tape is slated to drop on March 3 2017 as a limited run of pro-dubbed cassettes and as a digital product (a vinyl 7" will be follow soon), and you can now listen to the title track of the demo over at
CVLT Nation, and also witness the gore-laced madness that is the accompanying music video for the track. In presenting us their video CVLT Nation has called Summon Horrendous Destruction a “glorious slab of putrefying sonic death” and a “gore-obsessed frenzy of decaying sonic rot and of punishing death metal chaos”. 
Tapes and digital products can be now pre-ordered from our
 store  and Bandcamp  - watch out for another track premiering at Metal Injection on February 8th and another on Decibel Magazine on February 22nd.
PETRIFICATION
Summon Horrendous Destruction
1. Summon Horrendous Destruction
2. Stagnation of Transmigration
3. The Headless One
4. Desecrators of Conscious Entropy
Please contact Sentient Ruin at hate@sentientruin.com for any press and or ordering inquiries.
As per usual we are seeking all types of coverage: reviews, interviews with the band, track streams, features, and or any other content you would like to work on with us to help us promote this band and their release and spread the word with the public.
Thank you sincerely on behalf of us and the band for the attention given to this release, we deeply appreciate it! 
  Kindest Regards, Sentient Ruin Laboratories   sentienruin.com
North Carolina Doom Trio TEMPTATION'S WINGS have partnered with The Sludgelord for the premiere of "I, Destroyer," a track from forthcoming album SKULLTHOR EBONBLADE.
Stream it at  this location.
TEMPTATION'S WINGS will release concept album Skulthor Ebonblade on March 10. Pre-orders:  https://temptationswings.bandcamp.com/album/skulthor-ebonblade
Another new track, "Lair of the Gorgon Queen," is streaming at  this location.
Following the release of 2012 EP  Legends of the Tusk, the new full-length release is the culmination of a decade spent continually improving and refining its Thrashy Doom Metal style. The results speak for themselves, as Skulthor Ebonblade is the complete package: mighty riffs, propulsive rhythms, and emotionally penetrating vocals that hit the Heavy Metal sweet spot and leave the listener with songs that remain etched in the memory for days on end. 
Lyrically, the story of the album concerns legendary warrior Skulthor who returns to find his village burning in black flames, and catches a glimpse of a witch as she disappears behind the smoke. He sets off on a quest to obtain a sword of great power, so he can avenge his clan but loses his humanity along the way only to have to rediscover it to ultimately obtain revenge he sought all along.
Skulthor Ebonblade will be released on CD and digital formats.  The CD version will include an acoustic bonus track called "Solitude." The album was mixed, mastered, and recorded by Andy Bishop at Giraffe Studios, Hendersonville NC. Artwork By David Paul Seymour.
Track Listing:
1. Burning of Hjalmar
2. I Destroyer
3. Into the Maelstrom
4. To Forge a Legend(Ulfbehrt)
5. Lair of the Gorgon Queen
6. Solitude*
7. Treachery of the Blind Raven
8. Witches of Dredmoor
9. My Name was Skulthor
*CD Bonus Track
Hailing from the mountains of North Carolina, Temptation's Wings was formed back in 2005. After several lineup changes the core was finally established at the end 2006 and the and has been making music since ever since. The mission statement has always been the same: Write songs they like and pushing the songwriting and technique beyond the previous release . A few albums and EPs have been released over the years, but the band really hit their stride with the 2012  EP Legends of the Tusk. The band played as many shows as they could supporting the EP and relentlessly promoted it. The work paid off when the trio was asked to open for the legendary Iced Earth by a representative of that band in their hometown's biggest venue, The Orange Peel.  Now with the impending LP release of Skulthor Ebonblade and addition of new bassist Chad Barnwell, Temptation's Wings is eager to play to more ears than ever!
www.facebook.com/twbandwnc/    https://temptationswings.bandcamp.com/
Texas Death Metal Outfit DESECRATE THE FAITH have released a new song fromforthcoming album Unholy Infestation.
"Sacrilege Reborn" is nowstreaming at:  https://soundcloud.com/clawhammerpr/sacrilege-reborn
DESECRATE THE FAITH will release sophomore album Unholy Infestation March 3 on Comatose Music. Pre-order it at  this location .
Comatose Music has formed an unholy alliance with Texas born death metal monstrosity DESECRATE THE FAITH. Rising from the infernal flames of Houston in 2012, they soon released their successful debut Disfigured Arrangement in 2014, then followed up with American and European tours. Now DESECRATE THE FAITH has returned with their punishing sophomore full length Unholy Infestation. Complete with unrelenting blasphemies, bringing technical style riffs alongside merciless blast beats and putrid guttural vocals. With bestial tracks like "Malignant Divinity" and "Angel Eater," the band is unleashing a demonic entity that fans of all death metal can feast upon. Be on the lookout for this sacrilegious offering of godless brutality!
In case you missed it, Friedhof Magazine is streaming "Angel Eater" at this location. And a promo video for "Shrine of Enmity" can be absorbed into the bloodstream  here .
Track Listing:
1. Daemones Nos Ave Satanas
2. Predatory Impalement
3. Malignant Divinity
4. Shrine of Enmity
5. Unholy Infestation
6. Magna Daemonia
7. Ceremonial Invocation
8. Sacrilege Reborn
9. Angel Eater
10. Septic Womb
11. Ascension of Belial
12. Let Us Burn (the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit)
www.facebook.com/desecratethefaithofficial/    www.comatosemusic.com
Spend $20 and get 20% off! Time to move some more music around! Head over to  tridroid.com  and add anything you want to your cart - the 20% discount will be applied automatically to ALL orders of $20 or more. 
We've also added some new items from Caligari Records:
CIORAN - BESTIALE BATTITO DIVINO 
Chaotic Italian black metal punk with 'Italian esoteric-folkloristic themes and lyrics.' A conceptul recording of sorts, in the words of the band, 'The nature of a creature stuck halfway between bestial and divine, carrying inside these two poles and leaning toward one direction or the other. 
The coexistence of submission to animal instinct and the seek of something higher than mere reality. A walking paradox that uses eternal inner conflict as an engine, like a star uses nucleosynthesis to explode and shine; Oscillating and writhing to domine and break this duality.' Listen:  
HERE
EVOCACION - EVOCACION MC 
A long time in the making, this agonizing and sprawling offering from Spain's most putrid trio is bound to depress and suppress the willing underground hordes. 
 
Listen HERE
NAILED TO OBSCURITY – “KING DELUSION” out now :  The daily look in the mirror shows a reproduction of reality. But what if it is experienced in a completely different way and you slowly lose yourself? Then, the risk rises to become a victim of “King Delusion”. On the follow-up to their album „Opaque“ (2013) the German five-piece Nailed To Obscurity sends the listener on a journey through emotional abysses, but they also open pondering views into the innermost. They teamed up with producer Victor Santura (Triptykon, Dark Fortress, Noneuclid) in his Woodshed Studio to find the best sound for all facets of their melodic doom death metal. The overall atmosphere is nailed within the artwork of Argentinian artist Santiago Caruso.
Official video for “Protean”    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aURv2uR9-yM
Official video for “King Delusion”:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GVNzZmVovgc
Dan Swanö: "This record is awesome!! I didn't expect it to be this kind of music for some reason...but it's really like a "Best of" the bits I love about early Opeth and Katatonia. There's also some Finnish darkness in there too. Really good stuff. The production is cool too, really earthy and real sounding."
NTO to support DARK TRANQUILLITY on European tour!
April 16 - Biebob, Vosselaar (Belgium) w/ Omnium Gatherum
April 17 - Gebr. Nobel, Leiden (Netherlands) w/ Omnium Gatherum
April 18 - Colos Saal, Aschaffenburg (Germany) w/ Omnium Gatherum
April 19 - 7er Club, Mannheim (Germany)
April 22 - Barba Negra Music Club, Budapest (Hungary)
April 27 - B90, Gdansk (Poland)
April 30 - Yo Talo, Tampere (Finland)
May 01 - Nosturi, Helsinki (Finland)
May 03 - Fryshuset Klubben, Stockholm (Sweden)
May 04 - Frimis Salonger, Orebro (Sweden)
May 06 - Trädgårn, Gothenburg (Sweden)
Apostasy Records  Rheinstr. 15  49134 Wallenhorst   Germany    facebook.com/apostasyrecords   www.apostasyrecords.com
Hungarian epic pagan death metallers HEROIC have announced the release of their sophomore album, "BARBÁR"  HEROIC, which were formed in 2011, presents 10 brand new songs, two of them sung in Hungarian. The lyrics are inspired by C. G. Jung and reflect the development of the collective barbaric mind of the humanity.
The band has already supported acts such as Amon Amarth, Primordial, Cattle Decapitation, Theatres And Vampires, Christ Agony, Theos, to name a few.
You can listen "Barbár" Here:
   https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGaDk7arUraJGNmZaG7IoBg
Tracklist:
1. Pagan Empire
2. The Blacksmith
3. Remains of You
4. Your Archaic Self
5. Brethren fight
6. Lifeless Tundra
7. Impending from the East
8. Barbár Himnusz
9. Vértől áradó bíborfolyók
10. Bloodswamp
 Members:
AGGRESSOR IRONMOUNTAIN - Guitar
INFECTOR - Guitar
BARBARCAESAR - Vocals
NUCLEARWINTER - Bass
BLOODSHADOW - Drums
https://www.facebook.com/Heroic.death.metal/  
Long-running death metal band from Hungary have braved trends and challenges of all kinds. They're back this year with their fourth full length album titled 'Martyr Creation' via Xtreem Music. If you like death metal that's astoundingly solid and sufficiently brutal, this is for you. The band released an official lyric video ft. Attila Csihar (also of Hungarian origin) of MAYHEM over  HERE
GUTTED (Hungary) - 'MARTYR CREATION'     
Genre- Death Metal   
For fans of - IMMOLATION, ORIGIN, HOUR OFPENANCE, BEHEADED, ENTHRALLMENT, NILE, DEEDS OF FLESH, HATE ETERNAL
GUTTED have been around since 1998 and have been an impressive act throughout. They were always forward-thinking with their music which keeps getting better with each album. They've honed their style imbibing influences of technical as well as brutal death metal, and the dark flavour a la IMMOLATION doesn't hurt at all. Their style is a cross between American and European (mostly Dutch) death metal and it's satisfying as hell. On their latest release, again on the ever-supportive Xtreem Music, they've improved their songwriting and the songs are not only intense but also dark and memorable. It has an epic quality to it as well as a brutish one that is welcome as most bands in this style are too polished-sounding for their own good. This is tangible, organic and drives the point home better than others. For vigorous and hard-hitting death metal, look nowhere else. 
Track list: 
1. Chaos of the Beginning (intro) 01:35
2. Cosmos of Humans 03:09
3. False Happiness 04:17
4. Consuming Life 02:48
5. Deeper Than Hell 03:59
6. Fades Away 02:39
7. kings of Emptiness 03:24
8. Hell Dwells Inside 03:31
9. Into Oblivion 03:51
10. Atrophied Existence (outro) 00:45
Line up: 
Sándor Hajnali - Vocals, all lyrics
Gábor Drótos - Guitars, song writing
Sándor Tamás - Drums
András Horváth - Guitars (Live Musician)
Péter Lipák - Bass (Live Musician)
GUTTED Bandcamp (FULL ALBUM STREAM)
GUTTED Facebook
Xtreem Music Official Site

Xtreem Music Facebook

Thanks for your time and continued support!
  Kunal Choksi  Label owner/Editor/PR head  Transcending Obscurity Records    www.tometal.com    www.transcendingobscurity.com 
Finnish winter metal warriors WOLFHEART have released a new single with video named 'THE FLOOD'. The new single introduces more melodic and doom influenced side from the forthcoming 3rd album 'TYHJYYS' which will be released worldwide 3.3. by Spinefarm Records.
The new album and most of the 'THE FLOOD' video footage was shot while recordings of the album in the legendary Finnish studio PETRAX (Amorphis, HIM, CoB, Nightwish etc.)
Watch THE FLOOD -video in Youtube:
  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kyKC3nYFi_k
Listen THE FLOOD in Spotify:  https://open.spotify.com/album/3DEYrEhfmUDctX5yTOGWJp
TYHJYYS -album track list:
01. Shores Of The Lake Simpele
02. Boneyard
03. World On Fire
04. The Flood
05. The Rift
06. Call Of The Winter
07. Dead White
08. Tyhjyys
Pre-order the upcoming 'TYHJYYS' -album via Record Shop X (worldwide):  https://www.recordshopx.com/artist/wolfheart/tyhjyys/#501228
http://wolfheartofficial.com/    http://www.facebook.com/WolfheartRealm
THEOSOPHY - "EASTLAND TALES- PART II" 
Genre:  Black Metal    
Country:  Russia
THEOSOPHY is a Black Metal band from the heart of cold Siberia! The band was founded in winter 2004 by Phantom, but the project was frozen in ice till 2007 due to other activities.
In autumn 2007 THEOSOPHY has recorded 5 songs for the debut demo. Musicians of famous local bands took part in that record session.
In 2008, russian label MUSICA Production has released these songs on the first Split-CD in label\'s history. THEOSOPHY and BIZARREKULT became participants of this release. The CD received good feedback and distribution in all parts of the world, from Brazil to Japan.
The first THEOSOPHY live show was planned in December of 2008 at the legendary festival \"Iron March”, organized and head-lined by thrash legends Korrozia Metalla, but the concert was canceled. As a result the band first hit the scene in 2009 at \"Only Metal Fest\" and draw attention of public. On the next show the band was one of headliners.
During spring and summer 2009 THEOSOPHY recorded several new songs. In September 2009 THEOSOPHY played as a support act with legendary HELHEIM during their visit to Siberia. In 2010, the band is going to concentrate on active live appearance with new program and release the debut full-length album on No Colours Records. CD has been called as “… out of decades”. In 2011, the band rehearses new program for the second full-length album. Album has been released on No Colours Records too.
Line-up: 
Phantom – voice, bass
Egiborg – guitars
Svåarth – guitars
Eeks Eye– keyboards
Skinner – battery
TRACKLIST 
1. Slaves of Destiny
2. Forces of Death
3. At the End of Life
4. My Hatred in My Hands
5. I Saw a Star
6. Buried in My Grave
7. Up to the Mountains
8. Riders of the Hellstorm
9. Route to Light (321)
10. The End of Tales
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FAMISHGOD (Spain) - 'ROOTS OF DARKNESS'  
Genre- Dark Death Metal 
For fans of - INCANTATION, GRAVE MIASMA,DISEMBOWELMENT, INVERLOCH, WINTER, NECROS CHRISTOS
After releasing an excellent and critically acclaimed debut, FAMISHGOD are back with an even more mature output that showcases better songwriting and flair. The original sickness that pervaded their music is present here and the whole record reverberates with it feverishly. It's what brings the music of FAMISHGOD to life. There are but too many lifeless bands playing this style of dark death metal with doom influences, but few remain genuinely convincing still. With a commanding, evil voice that goes hand in hand with the dank music, the momentum only snowballs over the course of the album, turning the output into a kind of an infernal juggernaut at whose mercy you lay haplessly. With an excellent artwork and a new logo, the image of the band is stronger than ever and gives off a fitting vibe. The music almost ends up having an atmospheric quality to it as you remain unable to listen to it and not think thoughts of darkness and gloom. 
Line up: 
Dave Rotten - Vocals
Pako Deimler - All instruments
Track list: 
1. Abyss of the Underworld 07:40
2. Bad Omen 09:17
3. Molested, Defiled, Disrupted 09:46
4. Chamber of Chaos 08:11
5. Eternal Embrace 09:02
6. Lost Language of the Dead 10:33
7. Mournful Sounds of Death 10:27
FAMISHGOD Bandcamp
FAMISHGOD Facebook
Xtreem Music Official Site
Xtreem Music Facebook

Thanks for your time and continued support!
  Kunal Choksi  Label owner/Editor/PR head Transcending Obscurity Records    www.tometal.com   www.transcendingobscurity.com 

NEWS 5.2 2017

                                                                                                           
# Der erste "Ansturm " auf die aktuelle Ausgabe scheint vorbei zu sein .Sind aber noch genug Exemplare da ,um eure Neugier zu befriedigen . fatalunderground_leo@freenet.de
# Die Planung für die nächste Ausgabe ,welche so in der Drehe Mai erscheinen wird ,läuft schon wieder auf Hochtouren .Mit CARNAL DECAY haben wir den nächsten Interviewpartner an Bord . 
# Aktuelle Konzert - / Festivaltips online !
# Ein paar brandaktuelle und brandheiße Reviews sind online !
# Unsere Festivalplanung für das nächste Jahr nimmt langsam Gestalt an . "Pflichttermine" sind auf jeden Fall schon mal das kultige IN FLAMMEN FESTIVAL , METAL EMBRACE ,ROCK UNTER DEN EICHEN ,ROCK FOR ROOTS ,1.K-TOWN METALFEST,ROßLAUER BURGNÄCHTE und das PROTZEN OPEN AIR .Vielleicht läuft man sich mal über den Weg !!!
FC METAL RECORDINGS NEHMEN ANCESTRAL DAWN UNTER VERTRAG, ALBUMANKÜNDIGUNG, VIDEO-VERÖFFENTLICHUNG : Gerade als man dachte, in Sachen Collabos und Konzeptscheiben sei so ungefähr alles gesagt, kommt eine Band aus – yeah! – Peru um die Ecke und serviert einen Genre-Nachschlag, der sich gewaschen hat.
Bühne frei für ANCESTRAL DAWN und ihr Prachtwerk "Souldance"!
Das hochambitionierte Konzeptalbum vereint das Beste aus diversen Welten: eine auf der Inka-Kultur basierende Geschichte, geschickt eingewobene südamerikanische Instrumente und fett produzierten Weltklasse-Metal auf internationalem Niveau und eine Armada von superben Gastsängern.
Neben dem bereits absolut herausragenden Frontmann Jorge Segersbol brillieren hier u.a. Ralf Scheepers (Primal Fear), Rick Altzi (Masterplan/At Vance), Fabio Lione (Rhapsody/Angra), Mark Boals (Yngwie Malmsteen), Amanda Somerville (Avantasia/Kiske Somerville) und Jonas Heidgert (Dragonland/Destiny).
Macht Euch auf eins der Power-Metal-Highlights 2017 gefasst!
Das Video zu ´StormHaze´ mit Ralf Scheepers gibt´s hier:
  www.youtube.com/watch?v=ofmvagn3zAs&feature=youtu.be
Und hier noch etwas über das Label FC Metal und seinen Chef Eric Cerda:
Erics Liebe für die europäische Metal-Szene und den hiesigen Fußball brachte ihn dazu die USA zu verlassen und in Berlin FC Metal (Football Club Metal) zu starten. Durch das Label, die Musik und das Label-Merchandise will Eric die leidenschaftlichsten Fans vereinen: Fußball-Fanatiker und Metalheads! Bevor er nach Deutschland zog, war Eric in San Francisco Boss des Labels DCA Recordings (u.a. bekannt durch BALANCE OF POWER, WINTERS BANE, MAGNITUDE 9, LETHAL, PSYCO DRAMA und EXPERIMENT FEAR).
www.facebook.com/ancestraldawn
Gordeon Music  Zelterstraße 8  10439 Berlin  Germany    info@gordeonmusic.de
Da sind wir wieder! Zum ersten Mal in 2017. Es wird nicht das letzte Mal sein. Das Jahr hat für uns stürmisch angefangen. Stürmisch im Sinne von „ereignisreich“, nicht vom Wetter her. Das Wetter war aber bisher auch eher mau.
Zurück zum Thema: Wir haben viele Töpfe auf den Herd gestellt und die fangen jetzt an zu kochen. Es ist ganz schön heiß hier in unserer Teufelsküche und wir arbeiten schweißtreibend daran, dieses Jahr für alle Freunde der harten Musik mit gutem Herzen schön zu machen. Genug der blumigen Beschreibungen und zu den harten Fakten, wir rocken 2017!
Mal ehrlich: Es läuft zurzeit wirklich nicht ganz rund. Genau genommen läuft sogar so einiges ziemlich schief in der Welt! Mit Unterstützung von Allschools Network, Deafness Radio, Mega-Metal.de, Fraktur – Das Magazin, 7Klang, FFM-Rock, Black Mountain Heritage, My Revelations, Thousand Times Booking, The-Pit.de, Outspoken, Heavy-Metal.de und EMP möchten NOIZGATE Records und Deafground Records mit BRUTAL VISION VOL. III die vielleicht brutalste Vision teilen, die man sich derzeit vorstellen kann: Ein friedliches Miteinander! „CORE IN THE NAME OF LOVE“ lautet daher das Motto der dritten Ausgabe unseres hauseigenen Labelsamplers.
Dem Thema Frieden haben sich auch vor uns schon viele Künstler gewidmet. Wir möchten diesem Engagement Tribut zollen: Das Frontcover zieren die WATCH OUT STAMPEDE-Fronter Dennis und Ando in Hommage an Curtis McNairs ikonisches Artwork zu Edwin Starrs Album „War & Peace“ von 1970. Uns ist natürlich klar, dass wir die Welt nicht mit einem Sampler retten warden – aber wir können sie zumindest ein bisschen anschreien. Gemeinsam sind wir laut!
Genau wie die zweite Ausgabe ist auch BRUTAL VISION VOL. III wieder als Doppelsampler geplant: Neben News von etablierten Künstlern aus dem NOIZGATE und Deafground Repertoire wie WATCH OUT STAMPEDE, GRAI, WE ARE WOLF, ALL WILL KNOW und BURDEN OF LIFE und heißen Newcomern wie GROOVENOM, THE LEGION:GHOST, MAJOR ERD, ALLIGATOR RODEO oder THE DISASTER AREA stehen auch zehn Slots für spannende Neuentdeckungen  zur Verfügung.
Dabei überlassen wir die Entscheidung, welche Bands es schlussendlich auf die Compilation schaffen, den Fans: Vom 01.02.-31.03. 2017 läuft die Bewerbungsphase für alle Bands, die unsere Vision teilen und gemeinsam mit uns laut werden möchten. Unter allen Bewerbern werden wir die besten 20 ins Online-Voting schicken – die besten 10 schaffen es auf den Sampler!
Weitere Infos und das Bewerbungsformular finden interessierte Bands unter www.brutalvision.de.
Die Teilnahme ist für die registrierten Bands kostenlos. Explizit von der Teilnahme ausgeschlossen sind Bands mit rechtem, rassistischem oder homophobem Lied-, Text- und Gedankengut.
BRUTAL VISION VOL. III erscheint über das NOIZGATE-Schwesterlabel Deafground Records und kommt im November 2017 in den Hande
Am 24.03.2017 ist es endlich soweit: WATCH OUT STAMPEDE veröffentlichen ihr heiß ersehntes drittes Studioalbum „SVTVNIC“! Im Video zu „Paper Hearts“ gibt’s schon mal erste Eindrücke; gebührend gefeiert wird das Release am 10.03.2017 im Moments Musikclub in Bremer.
Noch müssen sich die Fans knapp zwei Monate gedulden, bis sich das neue Machwerk der Post- Hardcore Granaten WATCH OUT STAMPEDE in ihrem Player drehen darf. Die Spannung steigt! Einen ersten Einblick gewährte das Bremer Quintett nun am 25.01.2017 mit dem neuen Video zur ersten Singleauskopplung „Paper Hearts“! Geprägt von einem durch Mark und Bein groovenden Riff, dem alles überstrahlenden, hymnischen Refrain und stakkatoartigen Breakdowns (typisch WOS!), handelt die Nummer von verletzten Gefühlen. Hinter der harten Fassade sind die Jungs also durchaus sensibel!
Man darf gespannt bleiben: Laut Fronter Dennis handelt es sich bei „SVTVNIC“ nämlich um das bisher brutalste und zugleich melodischste Werk der Hanseaten.Und das soll natürlich auch zünftig gefeiert werden:
Die Releaseshow steigt am 10. März im Bremer Moments Musikclub mit tatkräftiger Unterstützung der Lokalmatadore von LAST LEAF und THE WORLD NEVER ENDS. Wer dabei sein möchte, sollte sich allerdings ranhalten: Der Ticketvorverkauf ist bereits seit dem 01. Februar in vollem Gange – und die Karten sind nicht nur limitiert, sondern auch in etwa so begehrt, wie Freibier! ;)
Tickets für die „SVTVNIC“-Releaseshow bekommt Ihr online im Watch Out Shop.
NO NOIZGATE Records / NUVINCI GmbH: NUVINCI GmbH | Sudbrackstraße 17 | 33611 Bielefeld   presse@noizgate.com
Am 18. März wird es wieder finster in Speyer. Denn das SPEYER WAR MASS 2017 wird die Halle 101 in ein dunkles Gewand hüllen. Die Veranstalter haben sich nicht zurückgehalten und neben DESTROYER 666, BÖLZER auch die wiedervereinten URN eingeladen. Außerdem werden die US Black Metaller CRIMSON MOON ihre erste Show in Europa und die erste Show nach zehn Jahren Bühnenabstinenz auf dem SPEYER WAR MASS absolvieren. Ebenfalls dabei sind BESTIAL RAIDS, MOSAIC, SCHRAT, ASAGRAUM und EINSICHT.
Tickets sind weiterhin für 37€ im Vorverkauf erhältlich: http://www.drohende-schatten.de/order
An der Abendkasse wird der Eintritt bei 40€ liegen.
Mehr informationen zum SPEYER WAR MASS 2017 gibt es hier:  Website   Facebook-Event
Viele Grüße, Jan & Metal Promotions   www.metal-promotions.de
Das kommende SPITEFUEL Album, welches den Namen „SECOND TO NONE“ trägt, wird am 7. April über MDD Records veröffentlicht. Die Band veröffentlicht außerdem das Coverartwork, für welches sich Travis Smith (Nevermore, Iced Earth, Opeth) verantwortlich zeigt. Das Album wird bei einer Gesamtspielzeit von gut 45 Minuten 11 Songs erstklassigen Heavy Rock enthalten, und in einem edlen DigiPak erhältlich sein.
Aufgenommen und Produziert wurde das Debüt Album im Troisdorfer Gernhart Studio (Tankard, Destruction, SuidAkra) unter der Leitung von Martin Buchwalter.
Einen ersten Vorgeschmack auf den Silberling gibt es bereits mit der im Dezember veröffentlichten Single „Sleeping With Wolves“ welche mit einigem Bonus Content im Download für nur 2 Euro auf der Bandcamp Seite des Quintetts erhältlich ist.  https://spitefuel.bandcamp.com/    https://www.facebook.com/Spitefuel/
EVER CIRCLING WOLVES (Finland) - 'OF WOE OR: HOW I LEARNED TO STOP WORRYING AND LOVE THE GLOOM ' Genre - Blackened Death/Doom Metal
American label Cimmerian Shade Recordings is doing a great job uncovering some hidden gems from around the world. After BARBARIAN SWORDS, they've unleashed a similar black/death/doom metal release which surprisingly sounds markedly different with its unique expression. From Finland, EVER CIRCLING WOLVES are creating their own template of blackened death/doom. It's not aggressive as the aforementioned band but they wallow in their own atmosphere of light yet moving melodies. They create a charged up ambiance of their own where they play music that's a combination of all the genres in an attempt to create a singular sound. It's pleasant, unpredictable and refreshing. Parallels are hard to find but they seem to borrow influences from bands such as UNHOLY, ALTAR OF BETELGEUZE, DOLORIAN, SKEPTICISM, NORTT and LEVIATHAN. 
Line up: 
Otto Forsberg - Guitar 
Henri Harell - Guitar, Vocals 
Niko Karjalainen - Drums 
Sami Nevala – Bass
Track list: 
1. Sunrise Has Gone 02:44
2. Coeur 08:09
3. Haunted 08:50
4. In The Trench 08:19
5. Challenger Deep 06:25
6. Deeper 05:22
7. Lenore 09:15
8. Ibn Qirtaiba 01:35
9. These Are Ashes, These Are Roots 15:22
Cimmerian Shade Recordings Bandcamp (Full Stream)
Cimmerian Shade Recordings Official Site
Cimmerian Shade Recordings Facebook

EVER CIRCLING WOLVES Facebook

Thanks and best regards, Kunal Choksi Label owner/Editor/PR head Transcending Obscurity Records | PR Company | Online Magazine (est 2005)
   www.tometal.com     www.transcendingobscurity.com
Norse old-school black metal miscreants WAN are set to release "WAN WAY TO HELL," their third and most devastating album to date.
"Wan Way to Hell" is pure audio vitriol. In recording the album, this unholy pack of bastards has succeeded in their one mission - fucking destroy!
WAN has fired the first shot with the video for "King of Evil." Hail the king at  https://youtu.be/1nbTQ99fnw0
Carnal Records will unleash this demon on February 10.
"Wan Way to Hell" Track Listing:
1.Known as Dead
2.King of Evil
3.Till Kamp
4.Igeltjärn
5.The Challenger
6.Wrought
7.As If
8.Spitfire Metal
9.Full Sving
10.Piss on your Grave
11.Svarthäll
12.Inn i Ilden
13.Wan way to Hell
WAN was formed in 2009 as a triad of aggression with the intent of bringing metal back to its roots - raw, filthy and in the gutter with a twist of punk. A year later, the band released its first full-length "Wolves of the North." The album was reissued on limited-edition cassette in 2011.
Core members Aganaroth, Isengrim and Tsjud recruited drummer Dimman for the debut's 2013 follow-up "Enjoy the Filth." Dimman's time in WAN was short-lived, opening the door for current skin-basher Draup.  
"Wolves of the North" was re-recorded in 2015 and released together with ""Enjoy the Filth" as a limited gatefold double LP. WAN that same year recorded five new tracks "Necroholic," a split-CD with Curse and Styggelse. and released a video for "Pentagram Rockers," off the second album.
The band has since brought their primal, old-school black metal to several stages in preparation the oncoming slaughter of "Wan Way to Hell."
Facebook.com/TheUnholyWAN    www.carnalrecords.com   www.facebook.com/Carnalrecords.sweden
SEPULCHRAL CURSE (Finland) - 'AT THE ONSET OF EXTINCTION'   Genre - Blackened Death Metal   :  For fans of - BOLZER, TRIBULATION, SOLOTHUS, KRYPTS, GOREPHILIA, LANTERN, CORPSESSED, DISSECTION
Finnish death metal group with members of SOLOTHUS have decided to take a step ahead, leaving behind their old school death metal past but not entirely. SEPULCHRAL CURSE have weaned on the Scandinavian black metal influences and merged it with their irrepressible Finnish brand of death metal, forging a sound that's steely and unique. Reminiscent of early CONVULSE, TRIBULATION, BOLZER, DISSECTION, DAWN, NAGLFAR, DEMIGOD and ECHELON all rolled into one, the music is extremely refreshing in its scope, majestic in its drive and lethal in its execution. While old school revivalists are dime a dozen, here's one daring to do something different using the time-tested DNA of Finnish death metal without compromising on the heaviness. Classic-tinged, immaculate, and progressive.
Track list: 
1. Envisioned in Scars 
2. In Purifying Essence 
3. Gospel of Bones 
4. Disrupting Lights of Extinction 
Line up: 
Kari Kankaanpää - Vocals 
Jaakko Riihimäki - Guitar
Tommi Ilmanen - Drums & Backing Vocals 
Niilas Nissilä - Bass 
Aleksi Luukka - Guitar
Album artwork (painting) - Luciana Nedelea (Romania)
T-shirt artwork - Mark Riddick (US)
Sepulchral Curse Bandcamp
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Super thanks! Kunal Choksi Owner/Label head/Artist Transcending Obscurity Records | PR Company | Online Magazine (est 2005)
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SKELETAL released their debut album "DREADFUL LIFE" . Finnish 2007 formed Death Metal band Skeletal has released it's debut album. "Dreadful Life" is the bands first full length album, and was recorded and mixed by Tom Brooke, at Tonehaven recording studio.
The album features 8 songs, inspired by classic Death Metal and Thrash Metal bands, from the late 80´s and early 90´s.
Check the album from Spotify:
  https://open.spotify.com/album/2cVSJq4a9DRAHnlgGxHy6Z
Members:
Samuel Lehikoinen: guitar and vocals,
Markus Tiainen: lead guitar,
Roope Hytönen: bass,
Josa Lahti: drums.
https://www.facebook.com/skeletalband/     https://skeletal.bandcamp.com
Timisoara, Romania based Black Metallers KATHAROS XIII are set to release their second full-length album 6 years after their well-received debut, DEAD EMOTIONS. Negativity will feature 7 new tracks and is set to be released soon via Loud Rage Music, and the band is proud to reveal the cover artwork, work of talented local artist Alexandru Das.
Tracklist:
1. XIII
2. Negativity
3. No One Left to Lead the Way
4. The Chains are so Beautiful
5. World's Coffin
6. I Die Everytime I Walk This Path
7. Inside
https://www.facebook.com/KatharosXIII
FALSE REALITY
 announce line-up change and new gigs . Romanian Melodic Death Metal combo False Reality announces a line-up modification, after Marc Spedalska, the bass player who only performed in three live gigs, decided to quit the band, after being admitted as a resident neurologist medic in the city of Cluj-Napoca, thus pursuing his medical career.
His replacement is a young bass player from Brasov, the band’s home city, Radu “Snuff” Constantinescu, who was active in the bands Consequence and Around the World and who has other two active projects: Arrest The Moment and My Backyard Telescope. He already performed in two live shows with False Reality during the first two concerts in the End of Eternity album promotion tour that started in January this year.
 False Reality will continue their Romanian tour with their new bass player, announcing four more shows for now, in March, in the following cities:
București (03.03.2017)
Buzău (04.03.2017)
Târgoviște (17.03.2017)
Constanța (18.03.2017).
False Reality‘s recent album, End of Eternity, is available for digital streaming and ordering here:  https://loudragemusic.bandcamp.com/album/false-reality-end-of-eternity  and in physical format (CD) here: http://shop.loudragemusic.com/false-reality-end-of-eternity
https://www.facebook.com/KatharosXIII
Loud Rage Music   http://www.loudragemusic.com/    http://loudragemusic.bandcamp.com/
ALFAHANNE INKS DEAL WITH INDIE RECORDINGS.  NEW ALBUM DETAILS RELEASED :  Sweden's self-styled “Alfapokalyptic Rockers” ALFAHANNE have inked a deal with Indie Recordings, who are set to release the band's third full-length album "Det Nya Svarta" on the 7th April.
Hailing from Eskilstuna, ALFAHANNE burst onto the scene in 2010 with the avowed intent to bring back a sense of danger to Rock n Roll.  Playing what the band calls “Alfapocalyptic Rock”, which mixes Black Metal with Classic Rock and Punk, and good old Rock n Roll, ALFAHANNE have created their own style of music, full of the kind of swagger and attitude that earns them plaudits from critics and fans alike.
Add to this the fact that ALFAHANNE were, right from the word go, able to attract high calibre guests such as  as TAAKE’s Hoest, SHINING’s Niklas Kvarforth, HELHEIM’s V’gandr,  KVELERTAK frontman Erlend Hjelvik, Spellgoth from HORNA and TURMION KÄTILÖT, and Nattfursth from SORHIN, not just on their first two albums, but also live on stage, and have continued this enviable the tradition with "Det Nya Svarta",  and you know you have something pretty special. 
The band's lineup of Pehr Skjoldhammer on Vocals and Guitar, Fredrik Sööberg on Guitars, Niklas Åström on Drums and Jimmy Wiberg on Bass,  have a couple of decades of experience under their belts in bands like VINTERLAND and early MAZE OF TORMENT.  Bringing that experience to the studio ALFAHANNE released their debut full-length album “Alfapokalyps” on Dark Essence Records in 2014. 
This was followed by "Blod Eld Alfa" in 2015, and,  within a short two-year period , ALFAHANNE's high energy, exuberance, and easy going, friendly  interaction with the fans (both on and off the stage) brought the band to the attention of audiences world-wide, garnering them a legion of fans.
Frontman Skjoldhammer explains that with their third full-length album ALFAHANNE continues to explore the dark side of mankind: "Alfahanne's lyrics are very personal and have many layers of dirt. Once you dig deeper into them you find many truths as I see them.  Alfahanne will never lean to the left or to the right or write about political issues. The only political issue that is close to our hearts is equal rights but the flipside of that same coin is that we think everyone is equally.... Equally useless." 
"Det Nya Svarta"  was recorded at the Dödskult studio by Alfahanne's Pehr Skjoldhammer and Mixed and mastered by Stamos Koliousis.  Guests on the album include KAMPFAR's Dolk, David Lindh from YVONNE AND BRODER DANIEL, Sanrabb from GEHENNA, and Nadine Skjoldhammer
Satans verser (with Dolk from KAMPFAR)
Stigmata
Avgrundsgravitation (with David Lindh from YVONNE & BRODER DANIEL)
Klubb 27
Mitt mörker är mörkare än ditt (with Nadine Skjoldhammer)
Dödsmaskin (with Samrabb from GEHENNA)
Även hund har sin dag
Svarta får
Det nya svarta
Commenting on their collaboration with Indie Recordings ALFAHANNE had this to say:  "We think Indie is a natural choice for us and we are very pleased to be collaborating with them. Now we just hope that they are aware that they have thrown a bone to a dog, fed the beast, poured gasoline on the  fire and unchained a monster." 
"Det Nya Svarta" is now available to pre-order in CD and Vinyl formats from
 http://shop.indierecordings.no/artist/16189--alfahanne  and in Digital format from  https://itunes.apple.com/no/album/det-nya-svarta/id1202165056
More information about ALFAHANNE can be found on the band’s Facebook page at
 https://www.facebook.com/alfahanneofficial
The video for the track  "Slutdestination Eskilstuna",  from ALFAHANNE's 2015 album "Blod Eld Alfa", which features SHINING's Niklas Kvarforth on guest vocals, can be seen at  https://youtu.be/kx_RdM7xRqA
Italy's BLASPHEMER have announced the addition to its ranks of Nicolò Brambilla (EKPYROSIS)  on 2nd Guitar. The band released the following statement about the new member: "We are extremely proud to announce that the unholy trinity has found a true disciple in Hell: Nicolò Brambilla (founder member of Ekpyrosis) joined the crusade against Christianity and he's ready to summon the evil and kill that shit with us on stage, as well as on the upcoming releases. We already started the writing process and Nicolò immediately brought his old school background, which will be a strong part of our sound."
BLASPHEMER released new album Ritual Theophagy last October on Comatose Music. The album and related merchandise can be purchased at  this location.
Check out the promo video for album cut "You Are Nothing" at  youtu.be/tb3n4Syi5Q0.
After six years of silence, this Italian death metal behemoth has been awakened and lashes out with inhuman technical brutality. This is Blasphemer's most evil and chaotic material to date, with their signature style of dissonant rapid fire riffs, savage multi-vocal assault, and featuring the extreme drum prowess of Darren Cesca (Incinerate & Goratory). The gates of Hell have opened unleashing a nefarious fury of malevolence and the holy light will be forever extinguished.
www.facebook.com/blasphemerbrutal    www.comatosemusic.com
MORTIIS VIP PACKAGE FOR "SWINE AND PUNISHMENT" TOUR, including copy of "lost" LP 'The Unraveling Mind' numbered in Mortiis´ own blood.
For the first time ever, Mortiis will offer an incredible VIP package, including a copy of Mortiis’ “lost” record 'The Unraveling Mind', to fans in the UK this March.
The package will offer a Meet and Greet with the band, where fans will be able to take photos, have merchandise signed and ask all those long-pondered questions.
 Additionally, the VIP package will include a copy of 'The Unraveling Mind', recorded in 2006 for an underground horror movie and unreleased until now. This release is strictly limited to 250 copies, split between five different vinyl colors. The first 50 copies, on red marbled vinyl, will be hand-numbered in Mortiis’ own blood. After the first 50 are sold out, fans can choose from the other four colors. Other goodies will include a flyer and sticker pack, an art print limited to 100 copies and a collector’s VIP Laminate.
The 4 other colors, will also be available worldwide via the
 
Mortiis Webstore , and preorders are taken now.
Mortiis will embark on a nine-date UK co-headline run this March with PIG, aka industrial pioneer Raymond Watts, ahead of the album’s release.
 MORTIIS/PIG 'Swine & Punishment' UK TOUR
 10 March Nottingham - Rescue Rooms
11 March Glasgow - Ivory Blacks
12 March Newcastle - Think Tank
13 March York - Fibbers
14 March Sheffield - Plug
15 March Manchester - Ruby Lounge
16 March Bristol - Fleece
17 March Norwich - Epic Studios
18 March London – Garage
HI BROS *SICKNESS AND PLAGUES In the 50 best CDs of 2016 in Sick Reviews from Canada ...  Along with several Colombian bands… thanks for the support!!!
https://www.facebook.com/notes/sick-reviews/sick-reviews-top-50-2016/1557615937587256
* INBREEDING SICK to play in Armenia Grind Humanity 6 the march 19 together  to Krisiun, Nervo Chaos from Brazil and Nihil Obstat, Gut grinder.
Event in facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/events/1047012788737927/
* Also the "Sickness and Plagues" was among the best CDs of the year 2016 in the page Headbangers Latin America.
*Inbreeding Sick to play in Barcelona Metal Fest  the May 28 (Barcelona Quindío Colombia)… more information coming soon!!!
Lavadome Productions has released the CD version of SACROSANCT from Death Metal band EPOCH.  The album is streaming in its entirety at the link that follows:   https://lavadome.bandcamp.com/album/sacrosanct
Order the CD at this location. A specially priced EPOCH/PESTIFER bundle is available for purchase here.
Though your initial musical impressions of Sacrosanct may seem immediate and obvious, repeat listens will reveal layers deeper than expected and nuances only apparent with time invested in the journey. The Death Metal of Sacrosanct shall become a cold razor, slowly cutting through your veins. You will feel the hot blood scorching the skin freezing as life will be escaping your flesh, while your breath will fade into the somber infinity of nothingness...somewhere in a desolated, dark place full of concrete shades clashing upon your desperation.
Track Listing:
1. To Datechon, ho Katechon
2. Vision Absolute
3. Altered States
4. Nine
5. Ichneumon
6. Hangman Paradox
7. Fear Ritual
8. Sacrosanct
Facebook.com/lavadome   lavadome.org
NAILED TO OBSCURITY launch video and single for “Protean”! Melodic death metal doomsters NAILED TO OBSCURITY have just launched a video for the bran new track “Protean”, taken off their upcoming album “KING DELUSION”, which will be released this Friday, February 3rd, 2017!
Watch the video here:
 https://youtu.be/aURv2uR9-yM
“Protean“ is also available as a digital single and Instant Grat Track at the following locations:
Spotify:
 http://bit.ly/2jWvo3E  
iTunes:  http://apple.co/2eRuosO  
Amazon:
 http://amzn.to/2fUQ0bQ
The album “King Delusion“ can be ordered at the outlets below:
EMP:
 http://bit.ly/2fjUx3N  
Amazon:
 http://amzn.to/2fUQ0bQ  
EMP also offers an exclusive T-shirt bundle:
http://hyperurl.co/nto_kd
NAILED TO OBSCURITY live:
25.03.2017 Antwerp (Belgium) – Het Bos**
23.06.2017 Manslagt (Germany) – Let The Bad Times Roll Open Air
30.06.2017 Gardelegen (Germany) – Metal Frenzy Open Air
01.09.2017 Katzenbach (Germany) – Metallergrillen Open Air
www.facebook.com/nailedtoobscurity     www.nailedtoobscurity.com
ALTAR OF BETELGEUZE (Finland) - 'AMONG THE RUINS'  Genre - Stoner Death Metal   :  For fans of - Khemmis, Korpse, Pungent Stench, Amorphis, Warning, Solitude Aeternus, Electric Wizard
ALTAR OF BETELGEUZE from Finland are onto something special. Not content with playing either doom or death metal, the band merge influences from both realms so to speak and create a seamless sound where clean singing and growls both have a place. Essentially ALTAR OF BETELGEUZE play stoner doom but with the heaviness and relative structuring of death metal. Long, winding songs that are at once emotive and crushing enthrall the listener for extended periods of time, while you are left wondering about suitable parallels for this unique band. 'Among the Ruins' is a definitive present-day album, when it's no longer about mimicking your idols but taking the sound forward in a logical, sincere manner. 
Track list: 
1. The Offering 
2. Sledge of Stones 
3. No Return 
4. New Dawn 
5. Absence of Light 
6. Advocates of Deception 
7. Among the Ruins
Line up: 
Matias Nastolin - Bass, Vocals (Growling)
Olli "Otu" Suurmunne - Guitars, Vocals (Clean singing)
Juho Kareoja - Guitars
Aleksi Olkkola - Drums 
ALTAR OF BETELGEUZE Bandcamp (Pre-orders are ON!)
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Sincere thanks!  Kunal Choksi
  Label owner/Editor/PR head  Transcending Obscurity Records | PR Company | Online Magazine (est 2005)   Official Site   Facebook  Bandcamp (main)   Bandcamp (India/Asia)  YouTube Channel
Northwest extreme death metal horde DEAD CONSPIRACY has released the music video for "Paralyzed with Terror."  Taken from the band's new, self-titled album, the video is a cinematic mindfuck of epic proportions. And who better to premiere DEAD CONSPIRACY's first-ever video than Decibel Magazine. 
Assault your senses at this location.  
Videography for "Paralyzed with Terror" came from Colin Longknife and Adrian Mejia, with editing by Mike Lastra and Eric A. @ Smegma Studios. Production duties were handled by DEAD CONSPIRACY. 
New Noise Magazine praised the band's new album by saying it "...does everything you need OSDM to do." 
Purchase Dead Conspiracy at deadconspiracy.bandcamp.com
The band credited with being Portland's first-ever death metal act released its long-anticipated first full-length LP of new material in November. Dead Conspiracy is available on CD, vinyl and digital formats through Necromantic Press Records. Exile Music will release the album on cassette. CDs featuring the 1987 demo and a cover track recorded for Tribute To Headhunter Death Cult are offered in Brazil by Funeral Rites Records.  
The follow-up to the band's critically-acclaimed 2014 Abomination Underground, the self-titled album is an utterly destructive, dark, depraved, and disgustingly satisfying piece of death metal that fans of Death, Gruesome, Sodom, Massacre and all the old gods will surely appreciate.
This is beyond old school - this is fucking original!
Formed in 1986, DEAD CONSPIRACY was a pioneering influence on multitudes of blackened death thrash metal bands worldwide. A series of demo tapes followed before the band sunk into the shadows in the early-90s. In 2006 Hells Headbangers Records contacted members of DEAD CONSPIRACY in 2006 with the idea of releasing a compilation of the band's demos. The result was the 19-track Gore Drenched Legacy, complete with a booklet full of liner notes, photos, lyrics and concert fliers. The deal with Hells Headbangers awakened the beast and DEAD CONSPIRACY returned with a new lineup at 2012's Goregon Massacre Festival III.
With the addition of Mike Abominator formerly of Gravehill on vocals and new drummer Eric A DEAD CONSPIRACY are sounding more brutal than ever!
"DEAD CONSPIRACY was one of the world's first death metal bands. We were seriously surprised at how heavy and driving and intricate the material was, well advanced back in the day; before it's time. Fucking glad it's finally getting out there!" 
- Mitch Harris (Napalm Death)
"If you like old school, brutal, pounding death metal then you MUST check out DEAD CONSPIRACY! You'll be headbanging so violently that your neck will never forgive you!" 
- Richard Christy (Death, Charred Walls of the Damned, The Howard Stern Show)
www.facebook.com/Dead-Conspiracy-228804147194155
GURTHANG (Poland) - 'SHATTERED ECHOES'   Genre - Dark Black/Death Metal   : GURTHANG from Poland have crafted a stellar album which traverses multiple genres but maintains a sound of their own. Cimmerian Shade Recordings has found yet another brilliant genre-bending band after PLASMODIUM. GURTHANG play what can be called an epic elaboration of the black and death metal styles and exude a melancholic ambience that nods towards the genre of doom. The album is masterfully executed with extra drive especially in the drumming department so that a certain level of intensity and grip is maintained throughout. This ambitious album will go down as one of the finest in the style this year. Don't miss out.  
Line up: 
A.Z.V. - throat, whispers, clean & distorted guitars, all music & lyrics
Stormalv - bass guitars
G.H. - ambience & effects
Vojfrost - keys & effects
Turenn - drums & percussion
Track list: 
1. Closure 05:01
2. Denial 05:12
3. Advance the Disease 04:01
4. Paragon of Virtue 04:53
5. My Salvation 04:33
6. Departed 06:02
7. Inheritance - The Distress 05:45
8. Rebirth 04:54
9. Ignite 08:11
10. Pylon of Blaze 04:13
11. Inheritance II: Red Mourning 05:51
Cimmerian Shade Recordings Official Site
Cimmerian Shade Recordings Facebook
GURTHANG Facebook

Thanks and best regards, Kunal Choksi Label owner/Editor/PR head
   Transcending Obscurity Records | PR Company | Online Magazine (est 2005)    www.tometal.com   www.transcendingobscurity.com
JENNER are an all-female speed/thrash metal band from SERBIA playing Heavy - Speed - Thrash metal in their own particular aggressive way, mixing with brio the best of What HEAVY METAL and THRASH METAL offer !
"TO LIVE IS TO SUFFER" is a superb 8-song album, including amazing guitar riffs, solid & high-pitched vocal lines, excellent taste for melody, as well as outstanding musical arrangements!
This sharp blade is definitely forged in 80's Metal and finds influences in bands like Exodus, Heathen, Anthrax, Agent Steel!
All songs deliver lethal doses of authentic Speed-Thrash metal, with a great personal touch; the result is not for weak ears!
CD tracklist:
1. Factory of death 4:50
2. Hear the thunder roar 4:30
3. Demon's call 6:01
4. The heath is coming again 3:58
5. On the Judgement day 5:12
6. How deep is your greed 4:46
7. Silent killer 3:24
8. Opened (on the table) 4:21
ENNER Line-up
Aleksandra Stamenković - guitars
Marija Dragićević - drums
Mina Petrović - bass guitar
Anđelina Mitić - vocals
JENNER is the only all female speed/thrash metal band in Serbia. The band was formed in December 2013 by sisters Alexandra (guitar) and Marija (drums) with the goal of following their influences Judas Priest, Warlock, Grim Reaper... Their friends Andjelina (vocals) and Jana (bass) joined the band and they started covering their favourite songs of bands that are already mentioned.
After spending more time together and acquiring Alexandra, they took on a more ferocious and faster sound in the likes of Anthrax, Overkill, Exodus, Agent Steel... After a year of work, Jana were replaced by their current bassist, Mina and girls immediately started working on their own songs. Soon, they released Demo 2015, for the further band promotion and submission to Serbian famous Guitar festival in Zajecar which contained two songs, "Hear the Thunder Roar" and "On the Judgement Day" uploaded only on JENNER's official Youtube channel.
The audience in Serbia and even in other countries loved the demo, so they begun working on the debut album. Marija were on a maternity leave for a year, so their good friend Selena Simic (Nemesis, Goatmare and the Hellspades) helped them with some gigs and finishing  their debut album "To Live Is To Suffer", soon to be released by french label, Infernö Records.
Influences: Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Accept, Warlock, Grim Reaper, Anthrax, Overkill, Testament, Exodus, Agent Steel, Heathen, Metallica, Megadeth (early) among others.
www.facebook.com/jennerserbia   Bandcamp
Dark Descent Records will once again unleash Finland's LANTERN upon the huddled masses. The band's second full-length, II: MORPHOSIS, is set for a March 17 release. 
Decibel Magazine dares you to explore the "Black Miasma" with the exclusive premiere of the album's opening track.
Stream "Black Miasma" HERE.
II: Morphosis was mixed and mastered by Dan Lowndes/Resonance Sound Studios. Artwork by Zbigniew M. Bielak. 
"Since LANTERN's debut full-length Below perfectly got the zeitgeist of the mid-10's dark and arcane DM revival DARK DESCENT RECORDS has almost become synonymous for, it would have made perfect sense for those Finns to simply so to speak return to very same cave and lock themselves up down there with no heat nor light for two weeks straight to conjure the same type of pitch black music. But this is where you draw the line in between those happy with their little niche and the real artists, destined to expand their horizon no matter what... 
Fear not, II - Morphosis isn't trying to reach for the light either and still reeks of the ancient metal ov death foul stench. And even if they've now officially integrated the three extra members the initial duo had with them since 2011 for live activities and recorded it as a five piece, there's still here a palpable sense of obscurity throughout those nine songs, as if being seen through a veiled curtain.
But many actually will probably actually be quite surprised by how articulate but also strangely melodic the 'new' LANTERN is. While a track like "Cleansing of the Air" or the epic instrumental "Necrotic Epiphanies" carry a strong thrash influence that can also be found in Necrophilos' scruffy vocals, the album is first and foremost packed with twisted riffs that spiral on and off that pierce through the thick fog it conjures like razors. But no matter how hectic the whole thing gets, they never loose control, like some kind of bizarre version of TREBLINKA not led by clueless teenagers but proper musicians determined to get on a short leash the madness that drives them.
Like on Below, the album's brilliantly detailed yet disturbing artwork courtesy of Zbigniew M. BIelak is a collage of various concepts developed in the songs while Dan Lowndes of Resonance Sound Studios took care of the mixing and mastering duties, resulting in an album both daring and unique."- Olivier "Zoltar" Badin
LANTERN is:
Cruciatus - lead guitar
Necrophilos - vocals
J. Noisehunter - bass
St. Belial - rhythm guitar
J. Poussu - drums
facebook.com/lantern666   www.darkdescentrecords.com    

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# !!!Geschafft" FATAL UNDERGROUND Nr . out now !!!!Auf 115 Seiten können wir euch nun wieder mit jeder Menge Undergroundstuff " beglücken " ! Diesmal erwarten euch Interviews  mit MASTIC SCUM ,DEPRESSION,SUCKING VOID,BATTLESWORD,HOMICIDIAL VIOLENCE,ROGASH ,DECEMBRE NOIR,GOLEM und noch einges mehr .   fatalunderground_leo@freenet.de
# Der erste "Ansturm " auf die aktuelle Ausgabe scheint vorbei zu sein .Sind aber noch genug Exemplare da ,um eure Neugier zu befriedigen .
# Die Planung für die nächste Ausgabe ,welche so in der Drehe Mai erscheinen wird ,läuft schon wieder auf Hochtouren .Mit ENDLESS CURSE und KRYLITHSIC sind die ersten Interviewpartner an Bord . Nächste aktuelle Infos dazu gib es nächste Woche !
# Aktuelle Konzert - / Festivaltips online !
# Ein paar brandaktuelle und brandheiße Reviews sind online !
# Unsere Festivalplanung für das nächste Jahr nimmt langsam Gestalt an . "Pflichttermine" sind auf jeden Fall schon mal das kultige IN FLAMMEN FESTIVAL , ROCK UNTER DEN EICHEN ,ROCK FOR ROOTS ,1.K-TOWN METALFEST,ROßLAUER BURGNÄCHTE und das PROTZEN OPEN AIR .Vielleicht läuft man sich mal über den Weg !!!
Fünf mal Tod und Finsternis INSOMNIUM, UADA, MOONSORROW, DAWN OF DISEASE und KRATER kommen. Hallo Leute, Ist das PARTY.SAN METAL OPEN AIR schon im Kalender eingetragen und das Ticket bestellt? Nein? Na dann aber los…hier gibt es wieder ein paar gute Gründe uns zu besuchen. Tickets:  www.cudgel.de
Zwar ist die finnische Melodic-Death-Metal-Band bereits seit rund 20 Jahren aktiv, doch der große weltweite Durchbruch gelang den Nordlichtern erst in den vergangenen Jahren. Mit ihrem siebten Album „Winter’s Gate“, das im vergangenen Jahr erschienen ist, konnten INSOMNIUM ausschließlich tolles Echo bei Fans und Medien erzielen. Wir freuen uns, dass die Jungs bei ihrem Siegeszug auch auf unserem Festival Station machen!
Manche mögen ihren Pagan Metal lustig und mit bierseliger Trinkhörner-Atmo, manche wollen ihn grimmig, episch, klirrend und echt. MOONSORROW sind der Inbegriff für Letzteres: Seit ihrer Gründung Mitte der Neunziger kreieren die Finnen hochemotionale hymnische Schwergewichtskost und setzen somit den Kurs der epischen Phase von Bathory fort. Jedes Mal ein Highlight, und in diesem Jahr selbstredend auch!
Death Metal der alten Schule – dafür stehen DAWN OF DISEASE aus dem niedersächsischen Osnabrück. Mit „Worship The Grave“ hat der Trupp kürzlich sein viertes Album eingeröchelt, und nun werden die Jungs die Zeltbühne auseinandernehmen.
UADA sind DIE amerikanische Black-Metal-Band der Stunde! Ihr brillantes Debutalbum „Devoid Of Light“ vereint die Großtaten des melodischen schwedischen Black Metal (Naglfar, Dawn, Setherial usw.) mit der emotionalen Kraft von Mgla. Unbedingt anchecken!
„Urere“, das im vergangenen Jahr erschienene zweite Album der ostdeutschen Black-Metaller, zählt zu den bemerkenswertesten Schwarzmetall-Veröffentlichungen der letzten Zeit und rückte KRATER ins Licht des Interesses im Underground. Grund genug, der Band eine Plattform für ihre brillante Musik zu geben!
http://www.party-san.de
NEWSLETTER JANUARY 2017 OUT NOW!!! | NEW RELEASES We inform that several new releases are out now on DUNKELHEIT PRODUCTIONS. We begin with LASTER and their new album Ons Vrije Fatum. Coming from the bowl of Utrecht (The Netherlands), they present us an amazing and unique style far beyond Black Metal. Not possible to describe with words as you must have to listen them... Obscure Dance Music, as they found their own genre. Available as CD edition, 2LP edition, TAPE edition and DIGITAL. The next impact comes directly from the heart of south-east asia. Mighty singaporean godz of Death/Black namely IMPIETY and the bestial INFERNAL EXECRATOR present on a limited (300 !!!) picture vinyl their live-ritual from 6th February 2015 in Penang (Malaysia). For a die-hard maniaks of this genre a must! The german blasphemous death sect GOATBLOOD as well present new hymns for coming arrive of the goatlord. Their new album Veneration for Armageddon indeed is the soundtrack for coming armageddon. Putrid and blasphemous Death/Black for fans of PROCLAMATION, SADOMATOR and BLASPHEMY. Enjoy...
Dunkelheit Produktionen präsentiert das sehnlich erwartete zweite Album der Niederländer von LASTER: „ONS VRIJE FATUM“. Bereits 2014 veröffentlichte Dunkelheit Produktionen LASTERs Debutalbum, „De verste verte is hier“, und es wurde binnen kürzester Zeit als ein visionäres Werk des modernen Black Metal verstanden, das zu gleichen Teilen grimmig wie großartig und wunderschön ist. Hier auf  „Ons vrije fatum“ orientiert sich das niederländische Trio hin zu einer noch kühneren Vision, und maximiert den emotionalen Einschlag des epischen Vorgängeralbums, indem es einerseits die enthaltenen Stücke in Intensität und Dichte noch stärker konzentriert, andererseits aber eine noch offenere Reichweite atmosphärische Möglichkeiten erkundet. Es ist ein Album geworden, das mit einer erschütternden Härte explodiert, insbesondere im Bereich der Vocals, nur um später alle Schichten im weiteren Verlauf der Spielzeit vorsichtig wieder zusammenzuführen; während dieser Dauer werden noch weitere, mysteriösere Schichten hinzugefügt. Seine Gewalttätigkeit und der konstante Sturm und Drang sind tief verankert im Black Metal, doch LASTERs unfassbar ambitionierte Herangehensweise ist stetig auf dem Weg in diejenigen Umgebungen von Seele und Geist, die konventioneller- und passenderweise nicht Black Metal genannt werden.
Auf diesen Pfaden der Erkundung und der Heiterkeit sendet „Ons vrije fatum“ eine Welle voll herbstlicher, beinahe-barocker Schönheit nach der anderen; die Spannung, stets anwachsend und oft ein hysterisches und verletztes Gefühl von Verlust bedeckend, wird plötzlich mit schwindelerregendem Rauschen voll von verschlungen verschachtelten Gitarren und brütendem Bass entfesselt, nur um anschließend wieder aufgebaut und in unendlicher Weise neu erkundet zu werden. Im Gegensatz zum epischen ausschweifen von „De verste verte is hier“ bewegen sich LASTER an der Langeweile des übertriebenen Ausreizens vorbei, wobei sie jedoch vorsichtig ehrfurchtgebietende Konstrukte erschaffen, indem sie nur zarte Berührungspunkte setzen – die auch mit subtilen Eingaben elektronischer Einflüsse oder gar Saxophon erweitert werden.
Über die gesamte Spieldauer weist „Ons vrije fatum“ eine Produktion und einen Schwung auf, die gemeinsam spielerisch das Grobe und das Feine balancieren, geerdet im Dreck, doch mit offenen Augen für den Sonnenaufgang an allen bekannten Horizonten. Mit ästhetischen Verbindungen zu AGALLOCH, STRID und frühen ULVER versehen wird man in diesem Jahr keine ähnlich erschütternde emotionale Achterbahn geben, wie LASTERs „Ons vrije fatum“. (Text von Nathan Birk)
Abgemischt in den Catacomben Studios in Utrecht (Niederlande). Mastering von Patrick W. Engel im Temple of Disharmony (Deutschland).
Website: 
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DUNKELHEIT   PO BOX 42 02 35   52037 AACHEN   GERMANY    
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Nach der erfolgreichen zweiten Auflage des DE MORTEM ET DIABOLUM FESTIVALS haben die Veranstalter bereits im Dezember angekündigt, in die dritte Runde zu gehen. Nun nimmt das Festival-Billing weiter Gestalt an. Nachdem bereits ACHERONTAS und KRATER bestätigt wurden, legte das Organisationsteam mit den finnischen Depressive Black Metallern TOTALSELFHATRED und den polnischen Schwarzmetallern FURIA hochwertig nach. Weitere Bands sind bereits in Planung.
Das DE MORTEM ET DIABOLUM 2017 wird im Berliner Nuke Club stattfinden. Weitere Informationen sollen zeitnah folgen.
Alle weiteren Informationen findet ihr hier:
DE MORTEM ET DIABOLUM auf Facebook
DE MORTEM ET DIABOLUM Eventseite auf Facebook
Viele Grüße, Jan & Metal Promotions    www.metal-promotions.de
5 Jahre Apostasy Records .Auf den Tag genau vor fünf Jahren wurden die ersten beiden Alben über Apostasy Records veröffentlicht: „Ekpyrosis (Periodic Destruction)“ von Burial Vault und das selbstbetitelte Debüt von Craving. Darauf folgten spannende Releases von Deadborn, Maladie, Obscenity, Von Branden, Black Abyss, Overtorture, Sonic Reign, Spheron, Punish, Disparaged, Lay Down Rotten, Crisix, The Duskfall, Alkaloid, Corpse Molester Cult, Lost Soul, Embedded, Path Of Destiny, This Ending, Ablaze My Sorrow und Black Therapy. Und der Hunger ist größer den je!
Mit “KING DELUSION” veröffentlichen NAILED TO OBSCURITY bereits ihr zweites Album auf Apostasy Records. Das Album stellt die 33. Veröffentlichung dar (und bestimmt nicht die letzte)!
Wer seine Sammlung noch vervollständigen möchte, bekommt jetzt eine Menge Apostasy Records Veröffentlichungen zum Special Preis. Danke an alle für die ersten fünf Jahre Apostasy Records und all euren Support!
Apostasy Records  Rheinstr. 15  49134 Wallenhorst    facebook.com/apostasyrecords    www.apostasyrecords.com
Wir läuten das neue Jahr gebührend ein: Mit dem neuen WATCH OUT STAMPEDE Album 'SVTVNIC'! Seit 2011 machen WATCH OUT STAMPEDE die Bühnen der Republik unsicher - und können mit zwei erfolgreichen Albumveröffentlichungen und Shows beim Reload Festival oder auf dem legendären Wacken Open Air bereits eine ganze Reihe an Highlights in ihrer Bandgeschichte verbuchen. Mit knallenden Breakdowns, wütenden Shouts, glasklaren Refrains und einem poppigen Songwriting haben die fünf Bremer ihren ureigenen, mitreißenden Stil gefunden ? Wer da nicht mitmoshen will, muss taub sein!
'SVTVNIC' ist das bisher brutalste und zugleich melodischste Werk der Bremer, vielschichtig und facettenreich: Wütende Gitarrenwände und das tighte Zusammenspiel von Bass und Drums lassen in punkto Härte keine Wünsche offen; Pianos und Streicher geben dem Sound eine neue Fülle und runden die zehn Songs harmonisch ab.
Thematisch befassen sich WATCH OUT STAMPEDE auf 'SVTVNIC' abermals mit dem realen Irrsinn, der uns alltäglich aus bunten Bildschirmen entgegenflimmert - und begegnen ihm mit ihrer ganz eigenen Mischung aus Ernst und Unsinn, Härte und Harmonie.
NOIZGATE Records / NUVINCI GmbH Sudbrackstraße 17   33611 Bielefeld   Germany
UNDER THE BLACK SUN 2017: Das Billing für das UNDER THE BLACK SUN 2017 ist komplett und zum Abschluss gibt es direkt zwei Highlights. Erstens werden die US-Black-Metaller CRIMSON MOON zum ersten Mal auf dem UTBS zu Gast sein. Zweitens konnte mit IN THE WOODS… der perfekte Act für einen Auftritt in den Wäldern am Rande von Berlin bestätigt werden. Damit sieht das komplette Billing für 2017 wie folgt aus:
ANGANTYR (Denmark)
BALMOG (Spain)
BEATEN VICTORIOUSES (Iran / Germany)
BESATT (Poland)
CHOTZÄ (Switzerland)
CORPUS CHRISTII (Portugal)
CRIMSON MOON (USA)
CRYFEMAL (Spain)
DARKMOON WARRIOR (Germany)
DARKENED NOCTURN SLAUGHTERCULT (Germany)
ENGULFED (Turkey)
EVIL SPIRIT (South America / Germany)
FUNERAL WINDS (NL)
GENOCIDE SHRINES (Sri Lanka)
HETROERTZEN (Chile / Sweden)
IN THE WOODS … (Norway)
INFERNO (Cz Rep)
KULT (Italy)
MAKE A CHANGE ... KILL YOURSELF (Denmark)
MONARQUE (Canada)
NOCTURNAL DEPRESSION (France)
PANYCHIDA (Cz Rep)
SATAN WORSHIP (Brazil / Germany)
STREAMS OF BLOOD (Germany)
THE RUINS OF BEVERAST (Germany)
Tickets für das UNDER THE BLACK SUN 2017 sind bereits unter den folgenden Links erhältlich:
E-Ticket: http://www.folter666shop.de/de/Tickets/eTicket/UTBS-2017--Hardticket-3249-3444.html
Hardticket:  http://www.folter666shop.de/de/Tickets/eTicket/UTBS-2017--Hardticket-3249-3444.html
Alle weiteren Infos findet ihr auf der 
Homepage des Festivals  oder auf der  Facebook-Seite des UTBS
Viele Grüße, Jan & Metal Promotions  www.metal-promotions.de
Hey Folks, The Sledgehammers and DEFYING DANGER RECORDS are very pleased to announce we start the year 2017 with some great news. SLEDGEHAMMER NOSEJOB´s debut album “STOP! HAMMERTIME!” is finally out on CD & ready for shipping! Be prepared for 10 energetic tracks by this unstoppable dirty Death Metal, Crust-Grind Rock'n' Rollers. Let´s swing the Sledgehammer now & accept to be pounded as well from this record!
Tracklisting:
01.
Sledgehammer Bitch
02. Blind Or Damned
03.
Crematorium
04. Crashing
05. Psycho Rocker
06.
Barcoded Ordered Sold Packed And Shipped
07. Chainsaw Hank
08. Pathological Liar
09. Darker Than Black
10. 1347 Black Death
D.D.R. # 020  SLEDGEHAMMER NOSEJOB - STOP! HAMMERTIME! CD
Here's the smut of how the Sledgehammers came to be and how they stay unrelentless and uncompromizing as they are! Boom! In your face! That’s SLEDGEHAMMER NOSEJOB.  A Dutch metal band with MASSIVE ASSAULT members Carl Assault and Fredde Kaddeth. Assisted by session musicians Marco Prij from DISTILATOR and Caspel Le Gras to fulfill live shows and studio work.
SLEDGEHAMMER NOSEJOB music style varies from bombastic Death Metal to groovy Rock'n' Roll and from energetic Thrash Metal to angry Crust-Punk. The Dutch don't stop before any musical border an it´s known for their energetic live performance and excellent songwriting skills.  You´re interested in extreme face corrections? Call SLEDGEHAMMER NOSEJOB...the're good at it!
Defying Danger Records will release SHNJ´s debut album called ''Stop! Hammertime!'' on CD and later in 2017 also as limited Vinyl-Edition!
We can offer you for special price a bundle with CD+T-Shirt! This will later added with the vinyl when the releasedate is fixed. You can find it under the new Defying Danger Banner
 „SLEDGEHAMMER NOSEJOB - DANGEROUS DEATH CD+TS BUNDLE“
Check out whole album tracks on bandcamp or also the brandnew  Sledgehammer Bitch videoclip on youtube!
Or see the unleashed full power live on stage:  Records Release Show 4th february 2017 Het Podium in Hoogeveen(NL)
It will be an awesome night with: 
SLEDGEHAMMER NOSEJOB
ENTRAPMENT
MANIC ADRIFT
Party, Party, Party!
and more gigs:
11.02.17 NL Schoonebeek @ Pitfest
05.06.17 Gahlen Moscht Open Air
Stay tuned for the madness now
SLEDGEHAMMER NOSEJOB 2016
Current Line up:
Carl Assault  (vocals)
Fredde Kaddeth (guitar/bass)
Session studio musicians
Marco Prij (Drums)
Alwin Zuur (bass)
Live musicians
Marco Prij (Drums)
Gideon Weppner (Drums)
Casper Le gras (bass)
https://sledgehammer-nosejob.bandcamp.com/album/stop-hammertime/      https://www.facebook.com/SledgehammerNosejob/ 
Press:
...Muzikaal is er moeilijk een sticker op te plakken, want de heren doen lekker waar ze zelf zin in hebben...Metal Warehouse
...Das Album macht absolut Spaß, bietet geile Melodien, klingt neu, ist fett produziert und wartet mit guten, neuen Ideen auf. ...Possessed (Michael Eden)
...The band shows us that with just good songs you can make a great album without having to reinvent the wheel as it were...80/100 score Lords of metal (Berto Huizinga)
... SLEDGEHAMMER NOSEJOB put out a debut that packs a punch, kicks some ass and causes a good time... Voices From The Darkside (Thomas Meyer)
...Death metal, crust punk, hardcore and rock ’n roll are used to make from every song a unique song... 8,2/10 score Pitking (Anton Riemersma)
...die Holländer wechseln gekonnt zwischen Headbanger-freundlichem Midtempo und schnellem Geballer ...Krachmanifest #1 - out January 2017 (Katja)
...With their mix of deep death metal, heavy death'n'roll and hardcore-phrased growling they really raise hell on their new album. ...9.5/10 points - Hellmagazine (Ďuro Haríň)
...Death`n`Roll mit dreckigem Körper der vor allem zum Ende hin begeistern kann...7/10 Punkten - Hell Is Open (Alucard)
...das Album macht absolut Spaß, bringt nen paar eigene Ideen mit, ist super fett produziert und rockt ab wie Sau....Fatal Underground (Leo)
... Genau auf ein solches Album hab ich seit einiger Zeit wieder gewartet...8/10 Punkten - Franconia Metallum (Thomas Müller)
...coming soon:
D.D.R. # 021 WOUND - ENGRAINED TAPE
Track listing:
01. I Am Havoc
02. The Gateway To Madness
03. Thy Wrath And Fire
04. Morbid Paradigm
05. Carrion
06. Of Non Serviam
07. The Plague
08. Engrained
WOUND will be back in 2017 with their brandnew 8 tracker entitled ''ENGRAINED''. Classic outstanding blackened Death Metal from Germany. No namedropping needed here, "Engrained" stays for itself,pure passion, tons of musical emotions combined in 8 new songs. After the brillant debut album "Inhale The Void" WOUND are back in best shape with an outstanding new album. "Engrained" contains 46 minutes high class blackened Death Metal hymns but with many other influences.
We´re proud to announced here, the limited edition of 300 handnumbered pieces Tapeversion! That´s ready for enter your Tapeplayer on 2nd  february 2017!
Pre-sale with 10% discount starts now!
D.D.R. # 022 RUDE - REMNANTS... TAPE
Californian Death Metal sickheads RUDE strikes back with their 2nd full lenght album called „REMNANTS...“. The four grim reapers from the west coast present an beast of an album full of filth, blood, pus & violence! 9 tracks of classic Death Metal in the vain of early PESTILENCE, MORBID ANGEL & DEATH will be out in the D.D.R. Tapeseries #022  timely for the „California Death Over Europe Tour May 2017“. So watch out for this unique old school masterpiece!
Pre-sale with 10 % discount will start soon
 
here !
Defying Danger Records  P.O. Box 100133  06871 Lutherstadt Wittenberg  Germany   www.defyingdanger.de     www.facebook.com/defyingdanger
REVELATIONS OF RAIN (Russia) - 'AKRASIA'    :   Genre - Atmospheric Doom Metal   :   For fans of - Doom:VS, Skepticism, Officium Triste, Mythological Cold Towers, Tyranny, Shape of Despair
Solitude Productions has established a terrific name for itself as being one of the most consistent and quality-focused labels for doom metal music. Every release is expected to be top-notch, and the latest one by the Russian atmospheric doom band REVELATIONS OF RAIN is no different. It cements the sound of melancholic doom entities such as MY DYING BRIDE, PARADISE LOST, OFFICIUM TRISTE, DOOM:VS, SKEPTICISM and TYRANNY and elaborates upon it by weaving together fragile and elegant melodies. This is death/doom of the highest order, painstakingly written and passionately expressed. Everything is near perfect, if this is the kind of music you're in - deep, atmospheric and powerful. It's the perfect album to listen to as winter comes close.
Line up: 
Ilya Remizov - Guitar
Olesya Muromskaya - Bass 
Denis Demenkov - Drums 
Yuriy Ryzhov - Guitar
Track list: 
1. Altar Of Whores 
2. Through Phobetor’s Night 
3. Scaffold 
4. In Joy And Sorrow 
5. Instead Of A Thousand Words 
6. Demons Of Mercy 
7. Root Of All Evil
8. On Snow Wings 
Official Revelations of Rain Bandcamp
Solitude Productions Official Site
Solitude Productions Facebook
Revelations of Rain Official Facebook

Thanks and best regards, Kunal Choksi Label owner/Editor/PR head Transcending Obscurity Records | PR Company | Online Magazine (est 2005)
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LUCIFER'S FALL - "CURSED & DAMNED"   :   Genre:  Doom Metal
Straight from South Australia, Lucifer's Fall recorded Their second full-length album called "II: Cursed & Damned". Lucifer's Fall was created in 2013 by Deceiver and Unknown Unnamed (members of Rote Mare).In 2014 they recorded their debut album, which was re-released in 2015 by Hammerheart Records.
Lucifer's Fall, worshiping a raw traditional doom metal, classic doom metal bands like Saint Vitus, Pentagram and ReverendBizarre."II: Cursed & Damned" contains nine tracks with heavy catchy riffs, crushing sounds and brilliant vocals.No tricks, no bullshit, this is sense of DOOM!
Line-up: 
Deceiver - Vocals
Unknown and Unnamed - Drums
Cursed Priestess - Bass
The Invocator - Guitars (lead)
Heretic - Guitars (rhythm)
TRACKLIST 
1. Mother Superior
2. Damnation
3. The Mountain of Madness
4. Cursed Priestess
5. (Fuck You) We're Lucifer's Fall
6. The Necromancer
7. Sacrifice
8. The Invocator / Cursed Be Thy Name
9. Homunculusl
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Greyhaze Records has reissued IMMORTAL FORCE, the classic 1987 album from Brazilian Death Thrashers MUTILATOR.  Originally released by Brazil's Cogumelo Records, the album has been given the Greyhaze treatment with restored/remastered audio; faithful reproduction of the original LP jacket, featuring foil on the band's logo and album title (as in the original); original insert; and a poster to boot! The album is available on CD, as well as on black and white vinyl LP formats. Also available from Greyhaze is the Test Pressing LP (10 units) and original mint copies of the 1987 Cogumelo pressing (15 units).
Order Immortal Force digitally (and stream it) at the following link:  https://greyhazerecords.bandcamp.com/album/immortal-force
CD/Vinyl Order at  this location
Track Listing:
1. Memorial Stone Without A Name
2. Blood Storm
3. Butcher
4. War Dogs
5. Mutilator
6. Brigade of Hate
7. Immortal Force
8. Tormented Soul
9. Paranoic Command
10. Evil Conspiracy
11. Visions of Darkness
"Butcher" promo video  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fq8OcaO2whY
Mutilator was one of the most representative and influential bands of the Brazilian Heavy Metal scene in the 80s and 90s. The band released only two LPs, but these two albums are still considered true references for all who listen to heavy music in the world.
The band started out in 1985, using the name Desaster. When Sílvio SDN came in, they renamed the band as Mutilator. The first demo was recorded, and it led them to the Warfare Noise I compilation, released in 1986, which also featured the bands Chakal, Sarcófago and Holocausto. This was a very important compilation for the promotion of the Heavy Metal scene of the Brazilian State of Minas Gerais, who had already yielded such bands as Sepultura and Overdose.
In 1987, Sílvio SDN left the band. The band then recorded its first LP, Immortal Force, in which they produced a vigorous Death/Thrash Metal, deeply influenced by Slayer, Possessed and Bathory. The album, which is considered a classic release today, has been fully remastered, and contains new artwork and the songs from the band's first demo, previously released only in the LP Lost Tapes of Cogumelo, in 1990.
In 1988, the band recorded the LP Into the Strange, with a different line-up, and a new direction that headed towards a more Thrashy Metal style. Though less known than its predecessor, Into the Strange is an important document when it comes to the evolution of Brazilian heavy metal. Both Mutilator albums serve as strong statements of a style that would be refined in later Brazilian Metal albums, such as Sepultura's seminal Beneath the Remains.
Mutilator ceased to exist after the release of Into the Strange. Mutilator's guitar player, Magoo, unfortunately passed away sometime after Mutilator's split, putting a definitive end to this fantastic outfit.
www.greyhazerecords.com    www.facebook.com/greyhazerecords 
PLASMODIUM (Australia) - 'ENTHEOGNOSIS'   :   Genre - Abstract Black/Death Metal
This is something that will change your notions about the black/death metal spectrum. PLASMODIUM from Australia have found a special space within the ostensible template of black/death metal that has hitherto been unfathomed. Following in the footsteps of their countrymates in PORTAL, PLASMODIUM are changing the way we look at the extreme metal style. Virtually peerless, they are creating an eerie, dissonant expression that's more about the experience than mere catchy riffing and its superficial enjoyment. This is hard to put in words because everything here is out of the ordinary and is as mind-bending as you would allow it to be. This is a unique, individualistic and bold expression and it requires an open mind to be absorbed. 'Entheognosis' is for those who dare and wish to see unpredictable innovation in a genre that's only moving forward. 
Line up: 
Fuath - incantations 
Demoninacht - limbic chaos 
Nocentor - reverberactions 
Aretstikapha - conjurations 
Yen Pox - warp siphonls
Track list: 
1. Limbic Disassociation 
2. Reformoculus 
3. Hermaphrodisiac 
4. Deuteromitosis
Cimmerian Shade Recordings Official Site
Cimmerian Shade Recordings Facebook
PLASMODIUM Facebook

Thanks and best regards, Kunal Choksi Label owner/Editor/PR head
   Transcending Obscurity Records | PR Company | Online Magazine (est 2005)    www.tometal.com    www.transcendingobscurity.com
SOLITARY - THE DISEASED HEART OF SOCIETY   Genre : Thrash Metal  :  For fans of: Slayer ,Testament , Forbidden  , Xentrix
The Diseased Heart Of Society is so much more than ‘just another album’. It represents the complete rebirth of one of the UK’s most enduring thrash metal outfits and sets new standards in the process. Solitary have rediscovered the passion and anger that first inspired them to take up arms and rage at the world around them. Coupled with their hard earned experience, musical aptitude and the unquestioned skills of producer extraordinaire Simon Efemey (Amorphis, Paradise Lost, Napalm Death etc) the results are nothing short of staggering. From the unbridled fury of first single, ‘Unidentified’ to the accomplished majesty of epic album centrepiece ‘The Anthem Of Regret’, via precision thrash masterpieces like ‘Trigger Point Atrocity’ and ‘The Edge Of Violence’, Solitary have created an album of overwhelming power and focussed force. The Diseased Heart Of Society will take you by the throat and shake you ‘til you’re broken.
The band’s allegiance to the thrash metal cause has always been unflinching and from the heart; their 2014 live album setting out their manifesto in clear and simple terms – I Promise To Thrash Forever. They’ve ridden out the ever changing tides of fortune without wavering in their dedication and now is their time. The Diseased Heart of Society is the greatest album of Solitary’s career, casting long shadows over all they have released before – even their acclaimed 2008 album Requiem. This album is not just a personal pinnacle though; it can take on anything released by the big names in thrash in recent years – take them on and win.
The Diseased Heart Of Society is a roar of defiance from a band that are sick of the state of the world around them and tired of the weak imitations that have been masquerading as their beloved thrash metal. Enough is enough. Solitary are taking a stand and every true thrash fan will be proud to stand with them.
Line-up:
Richard Sherrington – Vocals/Guitar
Andy Mellor – Lead Guitars
Pete Hewitt – Bass
Roy Miller – Drums
www.solitary.org     www.imperativepr.co.uk
CARNAL DECAY – YOU OWE YOU PAY   Carnal Decay will release their fourth full-length you owe you pay mid February on Rising Nemesis Records. Switzerland based brutal death metal band Carnal Decay has been able to play stages nearly all over Europe, in Mexico, the USA, Israel, Russia and more on tours with bands as Malignancy (USA), Katalepsy (RUS) Beheaded (MLT), Vomit God (USA), Devour the Unborn (USA), Despondency (GER), Rottenness (MEX), Prophecy (USA) and Covenance (USA), just to name a few. 
They played several Club-Shows and Festivals like Obscene Extreme (CZE), NRW Deathfest (GER), Mountains of Death (SUI), Central Illinois Metalfest (USA), Houten Deathfest (NED), Extremefest (GER/SUI/AUT), Las Vegas Deathfest (USA), Tel Aviv Deathfest (ISR), Malta Deathfest (MLT), Mehsuff Metalfestival (SUI), Berlin Deathfest (GER), UK Slamfest (GBR), Kiev Sonic Massacre (UA) and many more.
The band released 3 full-length Albums so far:
On top of the food chain (2011, Sevared Records USA)
Chopping off the head (2008, Fastbeast Entertainment SUI)
Carnal pleasures (2006, Fastbeast Entertainment SUI)
Carnal Decay – you owe you pay Track-list:
1. No sequel
2. Until you die
3. Decimating the living
4. Show your fucking face feat. Melchior Borg of Abysmal Torment
5. Murder à la carte
6. Not worth a bullet
7. Your guts my glory feat. Julien Truchan of Benighted
8. Freed from the leash
9. I crush your dreams feat. Wille Kurr of Jehacktet
10. Trick or treat
Carnal Decay – you owe you pay  Line-up / Additional Credits:
Michael Kern - Vocals
Isabelle Iten - Guitar
Nasar Skripitskij - Bass Guitar
Markus Röthlisberger - Drums
Guest Vocals: Melchior Borg (Abysmal Torment), Julien Truchan (Benighted), Wille Kurr (Jehacktet) 
Cover Artwork by 
Daemorph
Recorded, mixed and mastered at Kohlekeller Studios (Aborted, Benighted, Crematory...)by Kristian ‘Kohle’ Kohlmannslehner und Kai Stahlenberg
Carnal Decay you owe you pay is coming out on Rising Nemesis Records
Digital pre-orders available here:  
https://carnaldecay.bandcamp.com
https://www.facebook.com/carnaldecayband    www.risingnemesisrecords.de
CRYPTIC REALMS is an international collaborative Death Metal Band, consisting of all active members of other bands such as Abyssus (Greece), Necrorite (USA/Mexico), Offal (Brazil) and Tritton (Mexico). This is absolutely classic death metal tunes, for those old skulls who still worship rotten and morbid roots of the genre.
From members of Offal and Abyssus among others, we have an international death metal group playing with death metal the way it's meant to be done. Grimy, raucous and catchy, Cryptic Realms' death metal hearkens back to the glory days of early Obituary, Autopsy, Unleashed and Massacre, when the intent was pure and the music was all that mattered. Each band members lends his own influence to the final output, be it the John Tardy-esque vocals or the excellent riffing of the guitarists, this is a memorable and extremely catchy affair, the kind of death metal that we all grew up listening to and reveled in. Cryptic Realms are onto something special, something life-affirming for the die-hard fans, and it's mandatory to give this promising new band a shot if you like this kind of gnarly and groovy old school death metal.
This is a debut full lenght album consisting in holocaustic 8 tracks, edited in CD format. 
CD tracklist:
1. Enraptured By Horror
2. Doomed Cathedrals
3. In Mortal Distress
4. Total Demise
5. Sinister Force Descends
6. Vulgar Exhumation
7. Begging To Be Dead
8. Act of Derangement
Cryptic Realms Line-up
Kostas Analytis (ex-Necrosis, Abyssus, Greece) on all Vocals, Backing Vocals, Lyrical Concept and Vocal Arrangements.
Uriel Aguillon (ex-Gutwrench, Necrorite, USA/Mexico) on Guitars / Drums / All Music Composition
Victor Varas (ex-Dracko, Tritton, Mexico) on Bass Guitar / Bass arrangements.
Tersis Zonato (ex-Axecuter, Offal, Brazil) on Drums/  Guitar Solos / Acoustic guitars
Cryptic Realms started in June 2015 by Uriel Aguillon and Kostas Analytis after a few talks about to work together in the near future in some Death Metal Music. The band name was suggested by Kostas Analytis, as a tribute to the Massacre song with the same name. Cryptic Realms is an International collaborative Death Metal Band, consisting of all active members of other bands such as Abyssus (Greece), Necrorite (USA/Mexico), Offal (Brazil) and Tritton (Mexico).
After “Eve of Fatality” Demo, the band recorded 5 deadly songs for a MCD called “The Rotten is Alive”, which was via Dark Recollections Prods in 20th March 2016. The first Full Lenght Album "ENRAPTURED BY HORROR" was released in November 25th, 2016 by Death in Pieces Records in collaboration with Iron, Blood & Death Prods
Influences: Death, Massacre, Hexx, Hellwitch, Protector, Incubus, Obituary, Imperator, Thanatos, Exmortis, Dr Shrinker, Sacred Crucifix, Morgoth, Pestilence, Resurrection, Ripping Corpse, Cancer, Massacra, Revenant, Merciless, Viogression, Demented Ted, among others.
www.facebook.com/thecrypticrealms    www.crypticrealms.bandcamp.com/releases
Death in Pieces Records:  www.facebook.com/deathinpiecesrecs
Iron, Blood & Death Corp.  http://ibdclabel666.bigcartel.com/
WARCRAB (United Kingdom) - 'SCARS OF AEONS' (May 1st, 2017)   :   Genre - Crushing Death Metal/Sludge Metal   :   For fans of - BOLT THROWER, THE WHOREHOUSE MASSACRE, THE DEAD, CROWBAR, SOILENT GREEN, SKINLESS, FISTULA
Death metal meets sludge metal. Sheer heaviness meets grimy riffing. This devastating mix has been invented by the UK band WARCRAB. The songs are laden with a unique kind of groove but not the one that you're familiar with. This is tremendously heavy death-groove that derives from the sludge realm and is expressed with unimaginable force and vigour. The music is pulsating with raw energy that snowballs into something absolutely unstoppable. This is a juggernaut getting into motion. WARCRAB's second full length album is being pressed on CD for the first time and is a mighty precursor for what's to come in the foreseeable future. Prepare to be steamrolled and give up your soul indefinitely. 
Track list: 
1. Conquest
2. Destroyer Of Worlds
3. In The Shadow Of Grief
4. Bury Me Before I'm Born
5. Scars Of Aeons
Line up: 
Vocals - Martyn Grant 
Guitar - Paul “Budgie” Garbett 
Guitar - Leigh Jones 
Lead Guitar - Geoff Holmes 
Bass - Dave “Guppy” Simmonds 
Drums - Rich Parker
WARCRAB Bandcamp (Pre-orders are ON!)
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Thank you so much brothers and sisters . Kunal Choksi Label owner/Editor/PR head
  Transcending Obscurity Records | PR Company | Online Magazine (est 2005)
Transcending Obscurity Records release schedule (early/mid-2017) - 
WARCRAB (UK) - Scars of Aeon (Death/Sludge Metal)
DRUG HONKEY (US) - 'Cloak of Skies' (Atmospheric Doom Metal)
NORSE (Australia) - T.B.A. (Dissonant Black Metal)
SOMNIUM NOX (Australia) - T.B.A. (Atmospheric Black Metal)
PAGANIZER (Sweden) - Land of Weeping Souls (Old School Death Metal)
URSINNE (International) - Swim With The Leviathan (Death Metal Supergroup)
MRTVI (UK) - Negative Atonal Dissonance (Experimental Black Metal)
MINDKULT (US) - T.B.A. (Doom/Stoner Metal)
THE SLOW DEATH (Australia) - T.B.A. (Atmospheric Doom)
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Romania based Pagan Folk Black Metallers ASHAENA present the second track from their newest full-length album, CALEA, to get video treatment, Mos Urs! The video was produced by Bogdan Bilan, a close friend of the band, and is now available here:   https://youtu.be/ZU29xtQz5TQ?list=PLuG35sX_XE5ZRxDjdK88aX1kHVeV3DmS7
Stream / order Calea here:
  https://loudragemusic.bandcamp.com/album/ashaena-calea
Tracklist:
1. Tapae 87
2. Calea
3. Tara Berladnicilor
4. Crapat di Cer
5. Spirit-Sageata
6. Zbor Insetat
7. Mos Urs
www.facebook.com/Ashaena    http://www.loudragemusic.com/
FORGOTTEN WISHDOME PRODUCTIONS News :
- One quick note to tell we organized with les Hordes du Renouveau the Lyon date of SADISTIC INTENT european tour, on early january. The set was really great and enough people came to the show. The kind of small victory that leads to future concerts under the banner of Forgotten Wisdom Prod !
- We are now working on an upcoming new 7"EP of chilean band CRIME. Expect rough Heavy Metal !!!! Out soon, hopefully with the well-known factory delays ! The cover artwork is awesome. More info later !
- Also in stock, and not to be missed out : CULTES DES GHOULES "COVEN" double CD concept album, a present and future milestone, for sure, and the new tome of MARK RIDDICK's art, "MORBID VISIONS". Morbid and sick visions of horror !!!!!! It's awesomely gruesome !
Out now :
BELENOS (France) "Spicilège" 12"LP
GHAST (Uk) "Terrible Cemetery" 12"LP
GUERRA TOTAL/METALUCIFER (Colombia/Japan) split CD - Tshirt
LUSTRATION (Australia) "Jesus Bethlemitus Maledictus" CD
SABBAT/GOATSKULL (Japan/Mexico) split 7"EP
www.forgottenwisdomprod.com     https://forgottenwisdomprod.bandcamp.com/      https://www.facebook.com/pages/Forgotten-Wisdom-Productions/32607596074385
The fury of BEAR MACE will unleash March 1 with the release of the band's full-length debut, BUTCHERING THE COLOSSUS
To warn the masses of the terror that lurks just beyond the horizon, BEAR MACE tapped Metal Underground for the exclusive premiere of "I Bleed For Vengeance." 
Listen at  www.metalunderground.com/news/details.cfm?newsid=131086
The five-headed beast that is BEAR MACE was born suckling from the same venomous tit that sourced lifeblood to the likes of BOLT THROWER, MASSACRE and DEATH.
Little is known about Chicago's BEAR MACE or the identities of its members. The band's origins date back to 2012, when vocalist Lord Devourer and guitarist Crossbow Death became engaged in a heated debate about the use of guns during grizzly bear attacks on schools (Devourer was in favor of giving the bears guns; Crossbow suggested a 24-hour background check first). Just before blood was shed, the two decided on a more productive, yet equally violent, outlet for their frustrations. 
Hence BEAR MACE was born, and the two men proceeded to record a demo tape of intense, destructive riffs and snarled vocals rooted deeply in old-school death metal. These tracks eventually saw release as the Kodiak Killers"limited-edition cassette via GypsyBlood Records.
Finding themselves suddenly in demand and hungry for human flesh, BEAR MACE scoured the streets and sewers of Chicago until finding three musicians demented and desperate enough to join the fold. Eventually, the band recruited guitarist Mike Cirrhosis, bassist Steevil Dead, and drummer Garry Napalm. The newly rounded-out lineup has since become one of the most relentless live acts in the nation's most violent city.
Lord Devourer - Vocals
Crossbow Death - Guitar
Mike Cirrhosis - Guitar
Steevil Dead - Bass
Garry Napalm - Drums
www.facebook.com/bearmace1
Indiana Death Metal Veterans INVASION have joined forces with Dead Rhetoric for the premiere of "The Divine Wind," a track from forthcoming album DESTROYER OF MANKIND. Stream it:  http://deadrhetoric.com/randomness/invasion-the-divine-wind-song-stream/
After six years since the release of their last album, Indiana's war-themed Death Machine INVASION will release Destroyer of Mankind via Abyss Records on February 17.  The band's fourth album is nothing short of a devastating onslaught of Death Metal! Another new track, "Approaching Cauldron of Horror," is streaming  right here .
Pre-order Destroyer of Mankind at  this location .
This brutal and uncompromising release demonstrates INVASION's vicious blitzkrieg and wages battle with new members Dan Klein (drums) and John Hehman (lead guitar), while main songwriter/lyricist/guitarist Peter Clemens continues his obsession with World War II.  Peter had this to say about the band's activities leading up to the recording of Destroyer of Mankind:
"It's been almost six years since Orchestrated Kill Maneuver was released on Rotting Corpse Records, and it's been somewhat of a frustrating endeavor.  We lost original drummer Dave 'Ross' Cady in early 2014 and had auditions for the vacancy, which led to more delays, but in the end we acquired Dan Klein (FIN/NOCTURNE) on drums and lead guitarist John Hehman (YEAR OF DESOLATION).  Plus we teamed up with SEA OF TRANQUILLITY/SCREAMKING guitarist Ralphael Hernandez who played on the Berserk Artillery Barrage CD from 2001, so things have been moving forward."
Asked about his switch from guitar to bass, Peter stated "I'm an average guitar player so I had no problem handing guitar duties to John Hehman.  He's an excellent musician with a good ear, and teaming up with him to work on the new INVASION recordings was an obvious choice.  John pretty much helped lay the groundwork for the recordings in his studio (Broken Toe/Bang Recordings) and things turned out great."
"From Above Merciless Death Now Rains On Your Fucking Parade!"
INVASION has been in existence since the early 90s and has been destroying the complacent metal scene with their version of "War Metal" throughout those years with the release of these venomous  and horror filled recordings. Find and buy them now!
1999 - Conquered - The Plague/Hammerheart Records
2001 - Berserk Artillery Barrage - Forever Underground Records
2010 - Orchestrated Kill Maneuver - Rotting Corpse Records
2017 - Destroyer of Mankind - Abyss Records
www.facebook.com/InvasionUSA     www.officialabyssrecords.com/
SAURON Unveil Remastered Version of 1995 Track “Klasztor” & New Artwork “THE BALTIC FOG”  pre-orders available now ! Pagan black metal act Sauron are releasing the classic The Baltic Fog on vinyl for the first time ever via Wheelwright Productions. Ahead of the release, the band have unveiled the track “Klasztor” (“Monastery” in Polish). The new single artwork has been specially created by Robert A. von Ritter.
Stream “Klasztor” via the following websites:
No Clean Singing – North America
Moshville Times – UK
Sicmaggot – Czech Republic
Musick Magazine - Poland
Legacy Magazine – Germany
Friedhof Magazine – Spain
Rocking.gr - Greece
Originally recorded and released in 1995, the remastered version of The Baltic Fog will be limited to 200 copies. The LP is scheduled for a 3 March 2017 release and is available for pre-orders via the record label’s online store.
The Baltic Fog LP was remastered by Haldor Grunberg at Satanic Audio (Thaw, Mentor) and will also include an exclusive double sided A2 poster with drawings by Krzysztof “Sirkis” Grzywacz (North) and Robert A. von Ritter (Outre, Witchmaster, In Twilight’s Embrace etc.). The new album cover drawing was done by Magadelena Jędrzejczak-Nalazek.
Sauron is one of the first Polish bands which introduced pagan black metal art to their local Polish scene in 1991 when they were established. Their first release was a demo in 1993, entitled Hellish Requiem. Having gone through active and inactive periods, the band has been recently resurrected. Their latest studio offering is Wara! which saw the day of light in September 2016 through Witching Hour Productions. 2016 also saw the band re-release The Baltic Fog on tape through Witches Sabbath Records and The Land of Dead Sun on vinyl through Wheelwright Productions which was originally recorded in 1997. The start of 2017 sees the band release both Wara! and The Baltic Fog on vinyl.
Sauron online:
  Website    Facebook
Wheelwright Productions online:  Website    Facebook   Bandcamp
Pre-order The Baltic Fog LP:  http://wheelwright.productions/?product=sauron-pl-the-baltic-fog-lp-pre-order
DEMONIC RESURRECTION (India) - 'DASHAVATAR' (March 15th, 2017)  :    Genre - Epic Black/Death Metal   :   For fans of - RUDRA, FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE, DIMMU BORGIR, BEHEMOTH, EMPEROR, SAOR, HEATHEN BEAST
One of India's longest running bands, DEMONIC RESURRECTION, are back with their fifth full length album and it's a unique take on the avatars of Lord Vishnu according to Indian mythology. Each song is dedicated to a different avatar and the artwork and lyrics are indicative of the same. 'Dashavatar' follows the band's trademark epic black/death metal style that the band have cemented over the decades. The fans won't be disappointed and at the same time this is an ambitious leap forward. Tasteful solos accentuate the soaring riffs, all impeccably structured to bring to life stories from ancient Hindu mythology. Suitably atmospheric and tempered to perfection, this album holds its own in an era of ever-increasing individuality.
Track list: 
1. Matsya - The Fish
2. Kurma - The Tortoise
3. Varaha - The Boar
4. Vamana - The Dwarf
5. Narasimha - The Man-Lion
6. Parashurama - The Axe Wielder
7. Rama - The Prince
8. Krishna - The Cowherd
9. Buddha - The Teacher
10. Kalki - The Destroyer Of Filth
Line up: 
Demonstealer - Vocals/Guitars/Keys
Nishith Hegde - Lead Guitars
Ashwin Shriyan - Bass
Virendra Kaith - Drums
Artwork - Reuben Bhattacharya (
Visual Amnesia )
Demonic Resurrection Pledgemusic Crowdfunding Campaign
NEW Demonic Resurrection Facebook Page

Thanks!  Kunal Choksi
  Label owner/Editor/PR head  Transcending Obscurity Records | PR Company | Online Magazine (est 2005)
Official Site    Facebook   Bandcamp (main)   Bandcamp (India/Asia)   YouTube Channel
THREE EYES LEFT are proud to announce that they signed a record deal with Argonauta Records. The Italian label will release their next record, UNDER THE FLAG OF DOOM AND THE PROUD EYE OF SATAN. The album will be recorded in the first half of 2017.
THREE EYES LEFT are a Heavy psych doom band from Bologna, Italy. They started in 2004 and represent a breath of fresh air in the heavy psych-doom genre. After a demo and two EP’s,  TEL published "La Danse Macabre" (2013) and "Asmodeus" (2015) via GO DOWN RECORDS.
The tracklist and the title of the new album are still top secret.
They have played a lot of shows around Europe with many bands like Ufomammut, Churh of Misery, White Hills, Belzebong, Dopethrone, Graviators, Greenleaf, Misfits, Ojm, Pater Nembrot, Veracrash, Void of Sleep, Omega Sun and more... Their sound is unique and loud, and it’s dominated by the mighty sound of fuzz.
www.argonautarecords.com    www.facebook.com/3eyesleft
BLOOD REGION - FOR ALL THE FALLEN HEROES  Finnish Korpi-Metal band Blood Region has released a new EP "For All the Fallen Heroes". Blood Region is a traditional melodic metal act with influences from different genres. Five-piece group has created unique metal sound in the years it has existed from 2003. 
With previous two releases in discography, this third ep "For All the Fallen Heroes" presents the current sound - a journey through soundscapes. Enjoyable, pure and honest Northern Fire in form of five Korpi-Metal songs.
For All the Fallen Heroes release date: today January 26th 2017.
Listen EP on Spotify:
  https://open.spotify.com/album/3oSRLokch8DE47uCgiXwsa
https://www.facebook.com/bloodregion
Russian death metal titans ABORTED FETUS return with their signature style of Ural Massive Brutality on their forthcoming full length release THE ART OF VIOLENT TORTURE. The album will be released April 28 on Comatose Music. 
New track "Blinded by the Flame" is streaming at  this location .
Seething with unforgiving rage and endless punishment, ABORTED FETUS ascend to a new level of carnage and chaos like never before. The Art of Violent Torture is a pummeling odyssey into medieval suffering and results in a barbaric plague of hellish death metal. Not for the feeble! Mixed and mastered by Alexander at TsunTsun Productions.
RIYL: ABOMINABLE PUTRIDITY, DEVOURMENT, CEPHALOTRIPSY
Track Listing:
1. The Art of Pain
2. Boiled Alive
3. Hanged on the Hook by the Rib
4. Blinded by the Flame
5. Pouring Molten Lead into a Throat
6. Awaiting...
7. Burning at Stake
8. Axe Decapitation
9. Buried Alive
10. Impalement
11. Breaking Wheel
12. Hanged and Quartered
13. The Last Way
www.facebook.com/Abortedfetusbrutality/      www.comatosemusic.com
KRATORNAS - "DEVOURED BY DAMNATION"   :   Genre:  black metal / grindcore
Formed in 1995, Philippines black metal/grindcore act KRATORNAS were active until 2010. Five years later, and after Zachariah (guitars, vocals and bass) settled on Canada, he got together with drummer GB Guzzarin to record the new album, "Devoured By Damnation".
• All songs performed by: Zachariah (Guitars/Vocals/Bass) / GB Guzzarin (Drums)
• All songs written by: Zachariah
• Mastered by: Brad Boatright at Audiosiege Mastering
Line-up: 
Zachariah (Guitars/Vocals/Bass)
GB Guzzarin (Drums)
TRACKLIST 
1. Spit On God
2. Dead Burning Christ
3. Archangels of Destruction
4. Deluge – After Massacre
5. Blood of The Devil
6. Evil Is Reborn
7. Devoured By Damnation
8. Cadavers of Gods
9. Huios Diabolus
10. World Within Demon
WEBSITE   FACEBOOK    BANDCAMP
Hi! Ukrainian female fronted blackened death metal band NORDWITCH looking for a label to release "MORK PROFETI" album in Europe or USA. Album was released by Russian label Satanath records on CD format last year, but we would like to wide our distribution within European Union or USA.
NordWitch got loads or positive reviews, radio airplays and etc worldwide, shared the stage with such monsters like Inquisition, Nargaroth and etc! Will perform on Daily Metal festival this year, also planning to tour across Europe.
If you could be interested to set up the deal - do not hesitate and get in contact!
Here you can listen to the album
online   https://soundcloud.com/user-807175337/sets/nordwitch-mork-profeti/s-GGG1d
https://www.facebook.com/NordWitch/

NEWS 22.1 2017

                                                                                                  
# !!!Geschafft" FATAL UNDERGROUND Nr . out now !!!!Auf 115 Seiten können wir euch nun wieder mit jeder Menge Undergroundstuff " beglücken " ! Diesmal erwarten euch Interviews  mit MASTIC SCUM ,DEPRESSION,SUCKING VOID,BATTLESWORD,HOMICIDIAL VIOLENCE,ROGASH ,DECEMBRE NOIR,GOLEM und noch einges mehr .   fatalunderground_leo@freenet.de
# Die nächsten 10 Hefte sind raus !
# Die Planung für die nächste Ausgabe ,welche so in der Drehe Mai erscheinen wird ,läuft schon wieder auf Hochtouren .Erste Bands sind angeschrieben ! Erste Infos dazu gib es nächste Woche !
# Aktuelle Konzert - / Festivaltips online
# Unsere Festivalplanung für das nächste Jahr nimmt langsam Gestalt an . "Pflichttermine" sind auf jeden Fall schon mal das kultige IN FLAMMEN FESTIVAL , ROCK UNTER DEN EICHEN ,ROCK FOR ROOTS ,1.K-TOWN METALFEST,ROßLAUER BURGNÄCHTE und das PROTZEN OPEN AIR .Vielleicht läuft man sich mal über den Weg !!!
THORMESIS veröffentlichen ihr neues Album „TRÜMMERFARBEN“ am 10. Februar über MDD Records.  Mit „Waheelas Fährte“ wurde nun ein erster Song des Albums in Form eines Lyric Videos bei Youtube veröffentlicht, für welches sich Hammerfilms verantwortlich zeigt.
Das Album wird 9 Tracks bei einer Spielzeit von 48 Minuten enthalten und als edles DigiPak veröffentlicht. Die finale Tracklist findet ihr anbei.
Aufgenommen und Produziert hat die Band den Longplayer in Eigenregie. Anlässlich der Albumveröffentlichung werden am zweites Februar Wochenende zwei spezielle Release Shows stattfinden, die PreOrder zum eindrucksvollen fünften Longplayer startet ab sofort im MDD Online Shop!
// Tracklist //
1. Intro - Aetas Nova 
2. Trümmerfarben 
3. Waheelas Fährte
4. Lodernd Flammen 
5. Die Klagen der Einöde 
6. Verblasst 
7. In Stille wachen die Toten 
8. Im Herbst trugen sie mich fort 
9. Outro - Vale
 // Release Shows //
10. Februar - 10. Februar - Frostfeuernächte 2017, Gräbendorf (near Berlin)
11. Februar - Adelsheim (+ SuidAkra, Imperium Dekadenz, Vargsheim, Delirium, Internus)
Waheelas Fährte:   https://youtu.be/3HQkmtx5jfc
Facebook:   https://www.facebook.com/Thormesis/
PreOrder:   https://goo.gl/joI6yo
Werte Mitstreiter! DEMON HEAD haben sich für ihr neues Prachtwerk "THUNDER ON THE FIELDS" in diesem Winter in einer abgeschiedenen Hütte einquartiert und dort einen Haufen echter Hits auf sparsamen, aber für echte Rock´n´Roller völlig ausreichenden 16 Spuren eingerockt.
Das Ergebnis strotzt nur so vor Herzblut, Kreativität und einem angenehmen Maß an Eigensinn.
Die Kopenhagener klingen tighter, immer noch ansprechend düster, aber zugleich abwechslungsreicher.
Oder anders formuliert:
DEMON HEAD hören sich an, als ob der Tourbus von Judas Priest in eine Whiskey-Bar knallt, in der The Doors und Neil Young gerade mit dem Teufel würfeln, während The Stooges auf ´ner kleinen Bühne in der Ecke Big Mama Thornton covern.
Lasst Euch begeistern!
www.facebook.com/Demoncoven
Gordeon Music - Zelterstraße 8 - 10439 Berlin - Germany    info@gordeonmusic.de
Es wird Zeit ,die Fanzineszene mit nem neuen Teil zu beglücken ! Nachdem die beiden schreibwütigen  Katja und Rayk das Ende des Hammerheart Fanzines miterleben mussten ,man sich schon seid Jahren nen Plan machte ,was Eigenes auf die Beine zustellen ,ist es nun soweit und man präsentiert  uns mit dem KRACHMANIFEST #1 ne brandaktuelle Undergroundlektüre .Musikalisch bewgen sich die beiden hierbei in erster Linie auf den extremeren Pfaden des Grindcore, Death Metal und vereinzelt auch mal dem  Black Metal. Lasst euch mal überrraschen und greift zu ! SUPPORT THE REAL UNDERGROUND !!!
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Interviews: Fiend (Grindcore, USA), Graveyard (Death Metal, Spanien), Plastic Surgery Disaster (Grindcore, Deutschland), Rödel Records (Grind/Hardcore Label aus Deutschland), Sarinvomit (Black Metal, Türkei), Violent Frustration (Grind/Death, Deutschland), Wode (Black Metal, England), Masters of the Unicorn Festival, Cryptic Brood (Death Metal, Deutschland) und Sun Worship (Black Metal, Deutschland)
Specials:nen ganzer Haufen Reviews und einiges an sehr ausführlichen Konzertberichten
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FRIENDSHIP: Enigmatic Japanese Powerviolence Devastators To Release "I&II" On February 17 - First Track Streaming At No Clean Singing.  Dear Press Partners and Friends in the Media worldwide, San Francisco Bay Area darkness-obsessed DIY indie label Sentient Ruin Laboratories is extremely proud and honored to announce the release of I&II - a full-length release from elusive and mysterious experimental powerviolence terrorists Friendship (also known as the Friendship Collective).  I&II is a compilation of tracks previously self-released by the band as two separate EPs (the I EP and the II EP) now both condensed by Sentient Ruin into a single castigating long player of maximum auditive torture. The I&II compilation/album masterfully showcases the full extent of the band’s absurd formula: a maelstrom of bleak and punishing powerviolence/grind ferocity colliding with the suffocating weight of the most abject sludge-doom, and further enhanced by the iconic and completely mindless approach to extreme metal and punk which has always characterized Japanese bands as being the most absurd and unpredictable out there.
Hailing from the Chiba prefecture of western Japan, Friendship are one of the most vile, antagonist, and visionary grind/powerviolence acts to have ever emerged from The Land of the Rising Sun. Their absurdly devastating music comes together as a collapsing black hole that devours everything with maniacal ferocity, sparing nothing from the plain of existence. In perfect adherence to the tradition of Japanese extreme music where everything is always taken to ridiculous and mindless extremes, Friendship's music is like a chain reaction that can not be stopped - the devastating consequence of an uncontrolled nuclear fission of Japan's most praised and iconic musical extremities embracing the full scale auditive terror of legendary American powerviolence bands like Nails, Column of Heaven, Man Is The Bastard, Iron Lung, and Hatred Surge, and the tormented sludge dirges of masters like Swans, Godflesh, Corrupted, Noothgrush, and Dystopia. 
To be released on February 17 2017, Friendship's I&II comprises of twelve tracks of absolutely unfathomable violence, that will plunge the listener into an authentic plight for survival, as they desperately try to survive the utterly senseless chaos unleashed upon them by these Japanese masters of complete sonic terror. 
No Clean Singing  is now streaming the first song extrapolated from I&II called Bottomless Pit, saying that “what you’ll find on Friendship I & II is a combination of blighted, crushing, sludge-doom and vicious powerviolence and grind. It may sound like a schizophrenic combination, but you get the sense that Friendship have deployed these contrasting styles as one more particularly effective strategy in service of their main goal of unbalancing and terrorizing their listeners.”
Friendship's I&II tapes and digital products can now be pre-ordered on our
 
Store  and  Bandcamp .
FRIENDSHIP - I&II
1. Jerusalem
2. T.R.Ø.Y
3. Bill Evans
4. €ompton
5. Represent
6. Bottomless Pit
7. Abuse
8. SB
9. Hype
10. Slaughterhouse
11. Law
12. El Chapo
T​hank you sincerely on behalf of us and the band for the attention given to this release, we deeply appreciate it!  Kindest Regards, Sentient Ruin Laboratories  Tapes & Maelstrom from the Depths.  Oakland, California
Sentienruin.com
DE PROFUNDIS – ESCAPE FROM THE STUDIO! Hi – Chris and Paul here from Imperative PR with the latest news from DE PROFUNDIS.
The band are currently hard at work in the studio, crafting the follow up to 2015s acclaimed Kingdom Of The Blind album. However, when the offer came in for a prime slot at Plymouth Deathfest 2017 it was too good to turn down. So, the five piece will be making their escape from the studio and heading to the south coast, to join Desecration, Unfathomable Ruination, Verdelet, Warpath, Warcrab and a host of other death metal divisions for an all day assault on The Junction and The Underground in Plymouth.
The show is being presented by Zero Tolerance Magazine, the UK’s premiere extreme music publication and tickets are selling fast for this day of brutality.
Doors open at 3pm and the assault begins at 4pm.
The remaining tickets can be picked up from Seetickets:
   http://www.seetickets.com/event/plymouth-death-fest-2017/the-junction/1038642
Look out for updates on De Profundis’ fifth album shortly and please get in touch with us at contact@imperativepr.co.uk if you’d like to interview the band about their Plymouth Deathfest appearance, or their ongoing work in the studio.
Thanks for your support!
Chris & Paul – IPR
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Belgian black metal band SAILLE have teamed up with Metal Underground to stream their menacing new track "Genesis 11:1-9". The song is taken from the band's upcoming new album GNOSIS which will be released in March via Code666.
The band commented "Genesis 11:1-9 is about Babel, which, according to several sources, is the first city built by Noah's progeny after the Great Flood. Historical facts and whether or not you believe this is irrelevant. Within the context of 'Gnosis' it symbolizes mankind’s strife for greatness and how it is thwarted by a malevolent and jealous God. Knowledge and punishment, topics we'll explore further on our new album..."
Stream "Genesis 11:1-9" here:
  http://www.metalunderground.com/news/details.cfm?newsid=130866
Saille is:
Reinier Schenk-Guitar
Collin Boone-Guitar
Dennie Grondelaers-Vocals
Kristof Van Iseghem-Bass
Kevin De Leener-Drums
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HEATHER WASTELAND (Greece) - 'UNDER THE RED WOLFISH MOON'   EP    :   Genre - Folk Metal   :   For fans of - Primordial, Tenhi, Cruachan, Evol, Skyclad, Ancient Rites, Einherjer
Extremely passionate and devoid of any form of commercialism, the members of HEATHER WASTELAND originate from a small town in Greece. They eschew any form of shrieking or growling and prefer to let the music do all the talking. Inspired by bands like EVOL, SKYCLAD, PRIMORDIAL and CRUACHAN, they write about medieval stories and about ancient arts. Their music carries a special vibe that transports you to a different space. Music like this is rarely created in these times of ever-increasing extremity. Here's beauty that's still unsullied and pure, distilled into a form of music that bears most resemblance to the folkish ilk of metal. 
Track list: 
1. Tre Sverd 04:30
2. Under The Red Wolfish Moon 05:14
3. Venice (Barocco Veneziano) 04:11
4. Beltane (Intro) / Wicker Man 05:10
5. Under The Red Wolfish Moon (single edit) 04:45
“Venice” is dedicated to Prince of Agony & EVOL. “Beltane” is dedicated to BELTANE (Sevastopol).
Line up: 
Anatoliy Polovnikov – drums 
Sergey AR Pavlov – 4-string bass 
Andrey “SLN” Anikushin – 5-string bass 
Alexander Vetrogon – 6-string bass 
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INSANITY CULT - "OF DESPAIR AND SELF-DESTRUCTION"   :   Genre:  Black Metal
Insanity Cult were created back in 2011 by Έκ πτωτος (Lead Guitar) and Sacrilegious (Vocals) as a means of deeper inner expression and exploration. In 2012, Beleth (Drums) and Buer (Bass) joined the line up, while Vohamon (Rhythm Guitar) joined a year later in 2013. Throughout the years the band experimented intensly with their sound and ripened both musically and ideologically, thus new elements were added while some others were removed. The general sound however, was always based around melodies and feelings of melancholy, nihilism, hatred and despair. The first EP "Insanity Be My Kvlt", which was a raw rehearsal recording, was released in January of 2014, followed by the release of the debut full-length album "As My End Unfolds..." in April of 2015. Now, the band's second opus is to be released in 11th february of 2017.
Line-up: 
Έκ πτωτος (Lead Guitar)
Sacrilegious (Vocals)
Buer (Bass)
Vohamon (Rhythm Guitar)
Beleth (Drums, Programmation)
TRACKLIST 
1. Prologue - The Light That Drowned Itself
2. Seeds of Lesser Gods
3. All Now Are Wounds
4. IX
5. Interlude - The Bitter Wind of Remembrance
6. In My Abysmal Dreams
7. Birth of Eos
8. Sinister Lights and Manic-Depression
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Metal-Temple is now streaming "Flying Saucers in the Sky" from the forthcoming Greyhaze Records reissue of THE MIST'S 1989 Brazilian thrash classic PHANTASMAGORIA. Delve deeper at  this location.
Greyhaze Records is proud to announce the worldwide reissue of THE MIST's Phantasmagoria on February 3, 2017. The Brazilian Thrashers originally released this amazing album in 1989. Featuring the influential vocals of Vladmir Korg (original singer of CHAKAL) and the pure thrash fury for which Brazil is known, Phantasmagoria will now get a proper worldwide release on CD, vinyl LP, and cassette formats, a long-awaited offering to all true fans of the genre!
Pre-order:  http://store.greyhazerecords.com/index.phproute=product/product&product_id=463
Decibel Magazine previously premiered "Barbed Wire Land (At War)." Stream it below.
http://decibelmagazine.com/blog/2016/12/16/greyhaze-to-reissue-the-mists-phantasmagoria-hear-first-song-now
Upon its 1989 release Phantasmagoria was a departure from what was being done by bands from the City of  Belo Horizonte up to that point. The album showed a Thrash attack that was as vicious as it was precise. Drummer Cristiano Salles' relentless thrash beat coupled with Korg's unmistakable higher-pitched guttural vocals set the tone of an album that had everything to become a big album. Sadly, it was not to achieve the recognition that it deserved. Over the years it circulated through the Metal world as somewhat of an obscure collector's item. Now with this Greyhaze reissue, Phantasmagoria gets its overdue North American and European official release!
Track Listing:
1. Flying Saucers in the Sky
2. Smiles, Tears and Chaos
3. A Step into the Dark
4. The Enemy
5. Hate
6. Barbed Wire Land (At War)
7. Phantasmagoria
8. Lightning in the Dark
9. Like a Bad Song
10. Faces of Glass
http://www.metal-archives.com/bands/The_Mist/7100     www.greyhazerecords.com 
From the depths of Finnish melancholy and messenger of death HAUTAJAISYÖ  (Funeral Night) released a new single on 19.01.2017 and its called “UNOHDETUT” (the forgotten). This song is the most melodic song they have ever played and the two guitarists play melodic and brutal riffs like never before. With the normal low growling vocals comes more “heavy metal” style clean vocals done by Tomas Ahlroos from Omniversum band. Same man were featuring in the first Hautajaisyö album. Band's melancholy thrash & melodic death metal has a unique taste in them. Finnish sung vocals are not traditional death metal lyrics. Songs are hard and brutal, but still melodic in many ways. Second song in the single is a cover song from a Finnish hard rock band “Timo Rautiainen & Trio Niskalaukaus”  and the long song title mean “62”. Hautajaisyö is making its second album as we speak and the release is scheduled later this year.
Listen to Unohdetut single on 
Spotify
Hautajaisyö – Unohdetut 
01. Unohdetut 
02. Kuusikymmentäkaksi (Timo Rautiainen & Trio Niskalaukaus cover) 
”Unohdetut” composed By, Arranged By, Lyrics By: Hautajaisyö ”Unohdetut” single (2017) 
By: Inverse Records 
Kuusikymmentäkaksi” Original song by: Timo Rautiainen & Trio Niskalaukaus. 
Composed By, Arranged By, Lyrics By: Timo Rautiainen 
from: Itku Pitkästä Ilosta (2000) 
By: Ranka Records 
Hautajaisyö is: 
Janne Partanen - Vocals 
Sami Pirskanen - Guitars 
Ville Moisanen - Guitars 
Simo Pesonen - Bass 
Teemu Roth - Drums 
&  Tomas Ahlroos from Omniversum on clean vocals 
https://www.facebook.com/Hautajaisyo
ASHENSPIRE STREAM NEW ALBUM IN FULL. Scottish avant-garde extreme.metal band ASHENSPIRE have teamed up with Noisey to stream their new album SPEAK NOT OF THE LAUDANUM QUANDARY. The album is set to be released this Friday via Code666.
The band commented about the album "It is our greatest pleasure and privilege to disclose Speak Not of the Laudanum Quandary in its full and unabridged form. Contained within are seven critical observations on our own imperial history, presented in stark contrast to our tendency to sanitise our history to justify our present. Each draws crucial parallels with modernity, and implores the listener to consider their own position of privilege in an unjust world. With the rise of right-wing populism, scapegoating and bigotry across the globe, Speak Not… comes at a time when it has never been so relevant."
Pre-order the album here:  http://www.auralwebstore.com/shop/index.php?id_product=869&controller=product&id_lang=1
Speak Not of the Laudanum Quandary is a harrowing, yet distinctly human odyssey through the absurdities and tragedies of British imperialism, voiced in an appropriately deranged sprechgesang by the band’s creative director, Alasdair Dunn.
The band takes influence from the original approach to metal found in bands such as A Forest of Stars, Dødheimsgard, Vulture Industries and Pensées Nocturnes, along with a strong taste for theatrics in the vein of Devil Doll and Diamanda Galas.
Recorded and Mixed by Greg Chandler (Esoteric, Fen)
Mastered by Brad Boatright (Sunn O))), Bell WItch, Yob, Converge)
Artwork by Ryan Mutter, logo by View from The Coffin
ZOMBIESLUT - "MASSIVE LETHAL FLESH RECOVERY"    :   Genre:  Death Metal
ZOMBIESLUT from Sinsheim/Germany are currently working on their third studio album “Death Propaganda”. To reduce the waiting time for this they will release the minialbum “Massive Lethal Flesh Recovery” on the 3 rd of December 2016. The EP contains 2 new songs and re-recordings of 4 classic songs from the album “Braineater”. This means 6 songs of old-school Death Metal without any technical overdose or melodious monstrosities but tons of groove and doom right into your face.
Line-up: 
Frank von Boldt – Gui
oe Azazel - Guitar
Hamdi Avci - Drums
Mojo Kallus – Bass
TRACKLIST 
1. Return of the Zombie
2. Lycantrophic Funeral
3. Lord of Eternal Pain
4. Braineater
5. Theater of Beautiful Deaths
6. Victims of the Lie
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Finland's GOREPHILIA will release its anticpated second full-length, SEVERED MONOLITH, on March 3. The album will be on on CD and digital formats via Dark Descent Records, with vinyl treatment through Me Saco Un Ojo.
Album track "The Ravenous Storm" is now streaming at Dark Descent's Bandcamp page. Listen and pre-order Severed Monolit at darkdescentrecords.bandcamp.com/album/severed-monolith
Five years and two new members - drummer Kauko Kuusisalo who joined right after the release of their debut album and second six-stringer Pauli Gurko who arrived last year - later, Finland's most in-your-face death metal band is back and they still are forging their way with a hammer.
"This was meant at first to be an EP," reveals their original guitarist Jukka Aho "but it slowly grew into a full-length. "Some of the songs date all the way back to 2012 and the material has had much time to ferment resulting in GOREPHILIA's most refined compositions yet. The lyrics explore the inner conflict and self-destructive nature of man - parting from his will, values and life. The album was recorded with Tommi Otsavaara, mostly live in studio with the exception of vocals and guitar solos, just like for our debut."   
If lately many of their contemporaries, including famed label mates KRYPTS whom Jukka is incidentally also part of, have decided to reconnect themselves with the 'classic Finnish sound' of the early 90's, GOREPHILIA have on the other hand decided to go against the tide and turn their gaze towards the US for inspiration. Their goal is pretty simple: making sure their take on the genre has the kind of sudden impact few will recover from. Whereas others tend to wave around their prey, they're in for the kill and after 'Embodiment of Death' back in 2012, their second full-length 'Severed Monolith' is deemed to twist the knife in the wound even deeper. 
The only moment where you'll be able to catch your breath is the interlude 'Words That Solve Problems', basically a stepping stone for the following onslaught, 'Black Horns'. And the first track previewed 'The Ravenous Storm' is no different, with its furious barrage of blasts and blistering solos. Rounded off by Raul Gonzalez 'cosmic' artwork reminiscent of what he already had done for MORBUS CHRON, 'Severed Monolith' is just that, a testament to death metal crushing power."
 - written by Olivier "Zoltar' Badin
Gorephilia is:
Henry Kuula - Vomit
Tami Luukkonen - Bass
Jukka Aho - Guitar
Pauli Gurko - Guitar
Kauko Kuusisalo - Battery
www.gorephilia.com      www.facebook.com/gorephilia      www.facebook.com/DarkDescentRecords
MORD’A’STIGMATA: “HOPE” Available for Pre-Orders  : (RIYL: Agalloch, Neurosis, Altar of Plagues ).
Hope, the fourth full-length album from Mord’A’Stigmata, is now available for
 pre-orders . Described by  Decibel Magazine as “music that is purely personal, profound and captivating” and compared to a “soundtrack to an opium dream” by  No Clean Singing , Hope is scheduled for a 17 February 2017 release through Pagan Records.
The album comes in LP, CD and digital formats. Three special T-shirt designs have also been prepared by the author of the album artwork, Bartek Rogalewicz (Behemoth, Rogi, Non Opus Dei).
Pre-order links.
CD:
 http://bit.ly/2j8wqXx  
LP:
 http://bit.ly/2iHC16f  
T-Shirt Hope:  http://bit.ly/2jYSuUm  
T-Shirt Tangle:
 http://bit.ly/2iHBhOr  
T-Shirt & LP:
 http://bit.ly/2j8xpqx  
T-Shirt & CD:  http://bit.ly/2jw3BHT
Digital/Bandcamp:  http://bit.ly/2jJZyVB
Hope Track List:
1. Hope
2. The Tomb from Fear and Doubt
3. To Keep the Blood
4. In Less Than No Time
Mord’A’Stigmata online:
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Pagan Records online:  Website    Facebook   Bandcamp    
NORWEGIAN VIKING METALLERS HELHEIM STREAM FULL ALBUM AHEAD OF RELEASE DATE : HELEHIEM's much anticipated ninth full-length album "landawarijaR"  is set to hit the streets on the 20th January on Dark Essence Records, but fans don't need to wait until then to hear it, as the album is streaming in its entirety ahead of its release date at the following locations:
Kaaos Zine, FIN: 
http://kaaoszine.fi/viikinkimetallia-norjan-vuonoilta-helheimin-uusi-albumi-kaaoszinen-ensisoitossa/
Metal.de, DE: 
http://www.metal.de/specials/helheim-albumpremiere-landawarijar-201199/
Lords of Metal, NL: 
http://www.lordsofmetal.nl/nl/streams/view/id/513
Friedhof Magazine, ESP: 
http://friedhof-magazine.com/noticias/helheim-estrenamos-en-exclusiva-su-nuevo-album-landawarijar
Muick Magazine, PL: 
http://www.musickmagazine.pl/archiwa/6115
No Clean Singing, US: 
  http://www.nocleansinging.com/2017/01/17/an-ncs-album-premiere-and-a-review-helheim-landawarijar/
Music for the seven-track album is by  H'grimnir and V'gandr with lyrics by V'gandr.  It was recorded at the Conclave and Earshot Studios in Bergen, where it was produced by Bjornar E. Nilsen (VULTURE INDUSTRIES, BLACK HOLE GENERATOR) and mastered by Herbrand Larsen (ENSLAVED).  Artists  performing guest vocals on the "landawarijaR"   include William Hut, Morten Egeland (NARROWHEAD),  Pehr Skjoldhammer (ALFAHANNE),  Bjornar E Nilsen (VULTURE INDUSTRIES, BLACK HOLE GENERATOR) and Ottorpedo.
With artwork by H'grimnir, tracklisting for "landawarijaR" is as follows:
1. Ymr
2. Baklengs mot intet
3. Rista blodørn
4. landawarijaR 
5. Ouroboros
6. Synir af heidindomr
7. Enda-dagr
Just as HELHEIM's "raunijaR" followed in the same vein as its predecessor "Asgards Fall", "landawarijaR" continues where "Heidindomr" ended.  Through the songs, and the two videos that will also appear,  Helheim are continuing their exploration and modern interpretation of the darker aspects of the North-European, pre-Christian , in order to capture the spirit of the Norse heritage in ways that have eluded both to researchers and archaeologists.
One of the above-mentioned videos, for the track 'Baklengs mot intet', was recently revealed and will be followed at a later date by "Ymr".  Produced and directed by Guilherme Henriques, the video for 'Baklengs mot intet' is a visual illustration of the inner battle, the bottomless despair, and endless futility experienced by a Walker of the Way.  It can be seen at
https://youtu.be/kRiimctYXiQ
"landwarijaR" is available in CD, Vinyl and Digital formats, and is available to pre-order, along with related merchandise, at 
https://www.darkessencerecords.no/shop/ and  https://helheim.bandcamp.com as well as at the US website at https://darkessence.aisamerch.com.
 HELHEIM's next live appearance will be at Norway's Inferno Metal Festival in Oslo, in April.
More information about HELHEIM can be found on the band's website at
 http://www.helheim.com  or on Facebook at  http://www.facebook.com/helheimnorway
Michigan Blackened Grinders SUNLIGHT'S BANE have teamed with No Clean Singing for the exclusive premiere of "Begrudging Soul," a track from forthcoming album THE BLACKEST VOLUME: LIKE ALL THE EARTH WAS BURIED. Stream it at the following link:   http://www.nocleansinging.com/2017/01/16/an-ncs-premiere-sunlights-bane-begrudging-soul/
SUNLIGHT'S BANE will release debut album The Blackest Volume: Like All the Earth Was Buried on February 17 via Innerstrength Records. Pre-order it at this location.
Formerly called TRAITOR, SUNLIGHT'S BANE has crafted a sound so inherently dark and repulsive that even the sunlight will withdraw and run from it! 
Stream "Praise the Venom Shield"  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RO720X1svQ4
The Blackest Volume: Like All the Earth Was Buried was recorded by Andy Nelson at Bricktop Recordings (Harm's Way, Weekend Nachos, Exalt, Dead In the Dirt) and mastered by Brad Boatright of Audiosiege (Nails, Full of Hell, Integrity, Twitching Tongues).
Track Listing:
1. Praise the Venom Shield
2.  Begrudging Soul
3. From Heaven Wept
4. Curse Diminished Years
5. I Am the Cold Harsh Whispers in Hell
6. Dance of Thorns
7. The Blessed Ivory Tongue
8. No Taste More Bitter
9. With Fear This Love is Given
10. Came No Dawn
11. To Whom I Await
SUNLIGHT'S BANE was started original under the name TRAITOR in 2011 by several friends whose bands had been playing together for years. All members wanted to start a band that would simply strip themselves of the clean and organized approach to aggressive music that had become commonplace and focus on writing truly alarming, frightening and aggressive music. The idea was to combat the complacent attitude of contemporary music, through sound, presentation, and themes in their music, which is what led to the combining genres of abrasive and political hardcore of the 90s with the bleak and nihilistic sound and atmosphere of European black metal. 
 After touring for numerous years around the country, the band slowly began to craft and focus their sound and approach following years of varying influences and visions of what the project should and should not be. Eventually the band in 2015 decided before recording its debut record to essentially reboot the system by changing its name . The band decided that the best way to abridge the old material and band into the new would be to pick an older song title for the new name, setting on the song title "Sunlight's Bane" from their debut EP 
Shadowheart, which they describe as being a description of something so inherently dark and repulsive that even sunlight would withdraw and run from it. It's he feeling they hope their upcoming album The Blackest Volume: Like All the Earth Was Buried on Innerstrength Records conveys in listeners.
www.facebook.com/sunlightsbane/       www.facebook.com/innerstrengthrecords/
Melodic death metal doomsters NAILED TO OBSCURITY release their new album “KING DELUSION” on February 3rd via Apostasy Records. In a track-by-track breakdown the band explains the process, the characteristic and the thematic background of each song. Today, they unveil the first of two parts.
You can watch the first part of the track-by-track here:
 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S3xF2HkVgSQ
They found the perfect sound while working together with producer Victor “Santura” Bullok (Triptykon, Dark Fortress, Obscura, a.o.) in his Woodshed Studio: atmospheric, melancholic but also transparent. The vibe is also captured in the haunting artwork by Argentinian artist Santiago Caruso.
NAILED TO OBSCURITY live:
03.02.2017 Aurich (Germany) – Schlachthof*
04.02.2017 Eisenach (Germany) – Alter Schlachthof*
25.03.2017 Antwerp (Belgium) – Het Bos**
01.09.2017 Katzenbach (Germany) – Metallergrillen Open Air
*) offical album release show
**) with Primordial
On February 3rd, 2017 “King Delusion” will be released via Apostasy Records.
www.facebook.com/nailedtoobscurity      www.nailedtoobscurity.com
SOLITARY REVEAL DETAILS OF THEIR IMPENDING NEW ALBUM – AND OPEN PRE-ORDERS! UKEM Records have announced that the new Solitary album will be unleashed on Friday, March 3rd. The album is entitled THE DISEASED HEART OF SOCIETY and features stunning sleeve art from Andy Pilkington of Very Metal Art (Flotsam And Jetsam and many more), who also created the hard hitting lyric video for the single ‘Unidentified’ (see below)
‘Unidentified’ appears on the album, along with nine other monster tracks that together set new standards for UK thrash. The full album track listing is as follows...
1.Blackened Skies
2.Wait
3.Trigger Point Atrocity
4.Anthem Of Regret
5.Architects Of Shame
6.The Diseased Heart Of Society
7.Unidentified
8.The Words Define
9.The Edge Of Violence
10.Humanity's Decline
Renowned producer Simon Efemey (Amorphis, Paradise Lost, Napalm Death etc) worked with the band on The Diseased Heart Of Society to ensure that it delivers nothing less than total thrash destruction.
Pre-orders for the album are open now – with both the band and label offering some exclusive package deals. For some truly incredible bundles, featuring  signed copies of The Diseased Heart Of Society and the following exclusive items head to
 www.solitary.org.uk/shop
- I Promise To Thrash Forever: The Solitary Story – a brand new book written by Solitary front man Rich Sherrington, recounting the history of one of the UK’s most enduring thrash outfits
- The Solitary Media Card – featuring a digital copy of the new album along with a mass of video material and demos unavailable anywhere else
- Limited edition t-shirts, patches, stickers, key rings, metal artwork plaques – all only available from the Solitary shop
Meanwhile UKEM are offering digi-pack CDs combined with fantastic album artwork t-shirts at
 http://www.ukemrecords.co.uk/?p=10118
Solitary will be heading up to Scotland and over to mainland Europe for a series of live dates to support the album release – full details to follow shortly – as well as playing at the already sold out Hammerfest, 23rd – 26th of March and joining forces with Acid Reign and Shrapnel for a thrash spectacular in London, at the Camden Underworld on April 8th.
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North Carolina Doom Trio TEMPTATION'S WINGS will release concept album SKULTHOR EBONBLADE on March 10. New song "Lair of the Gorgon Queen" is now streaming at  this location.
Following the release of 2012 EP  Legends of the Tusk , the new full-length release is the culmination of a decade spent continually improving and refining its Thrashy Doom Metal style. The results speak for themselves, as Skulthor Ebonblade is the complete package: mighty riffs, propulsive rhythms, and emotionally penetrating vocals that hit the Heavy Metal sweet spot and leave the listener with songs that remain etched in the memory for days on end. 
Lyrically, the story of the album concerns legendary warrior Skulthor who returns to find his village burning in black flames, and catches a glimpse of a witch as she disappears behind the smoke. He sets off on a quest to obtain a sword of great power, so he can avenge his clan but loses his humanity along the way only to have to rediscover it to ultimately obtain revenge he sought all along.
Skulthor Ebonblade will be released on CD and digital formats.  The CD version will include an acoustic bonus track called "Solitude." The album was mixed, mastered, and recorded by Andy Bishop at Giraffe Studios, Hendersonville NC. Artwork By David Paul Seymour.
Track Listing:
1. Burning of Hjalmar
2. I Destroyer
3. Into the Maelstrom
4. To Forge a Legend(Ulfbehrt)
5. Lair of the Gorgon Queen
6. Solitude*
7. Treachery of the Blind Raven
8. Witches of Dredmoor
9. My Name was Skulthor
*CD Bonus Track
Hailing from the mountains of North Carolina, Temptation's Wings was formed back in 2005. After several lineup changes the core was finally established at the end 2006 and the and has been making music since ever since. The mission statement has always been the same: Write songs they like and pushing the songwriting and technique beyond the previous release . A few albums and EPs have been released over the years, but the band really hit their stride with the 2012  EP Legends of the Tusk. The band played as many shows as they could supporting the EP and relentlessly promoted it. The work paid off when the trio was asked to open for the legendary Iced Earth by a representative of that band in their hometown's biggest venue, The Orange Peel.  Now with the impending LP release of Skulthor Ebonblade and addition of new bassist Chad Barnwell, Temptation's Wings is eager to play to more ears than ever!
www.facebook.com/twbandwnc/     https://temptationswings.bandcamp.com/
LOOKING FOR PARTNERS TO DEBUT TRACKS FROM UPCOMING SLAGMAUR ALBUM : In conjunction with OSMOSE PRODUCTIONS we are looking for partners to stream three tracks from SLAGMAUR's upcoming full-length album “Thill Smitts Terror” -  five years in the making and the follow up to 2009’s critically acclaimed “Von Rov Shelter”.
“Thill Smitts Terror” will continue where “Von Rov Shelter” left off, delving more and more deeply into the  disturbing world that SLAGMAUR conjures up by combining modern and classical instruments  with children’s nursery rhymes and fairy tales.  It is a world where classically constructed melodies blend seamlessly with aggressive black metal to create a nightmare scenario straight from the pit of hell.   Art, as well as music, is an integral part of the whole that is SLAGMAUR  - from the sinister masks and costumes the band wears on stage, to the disturbing images used in the artwork for the albums, all is created, and carefully crafted, by the band's founder General Gribbsphiiser.  
Mysterious and secretive, SLAGMAUR was formed in the remote reaches of North Western Norway, in 2006.  The band have never revealed their true identities and always appear heavily disguised, often as characters from their own songs.  Nor have they ever revealed how they create the sinister music that invades the listeners mind with layer upon layer of sound  that reveals a different facet each time you hear it, depending on your current state of mind. 
In view of the fact that SLAGMAUR are shortly to make their first US appearance, and with their second appearance at Inferno Metal Festival coming up not long after,  we would like to offer you the opportunity to stream THREE tracks from the album.  The tracks will be streamed through BandCamp and will ONLY be available to those partners taking part.  Each partner will receive their own embed codes direct from Osmose and they will not be embeddable by anyone else.   
The tracks would be made live at 16:00 CET on Thursday 26 January.  A world-wide press release will be issued with links to the articles on all the sites taking part in the streaming.
If you are interested please get in touch by either answering this email or direct via patriciathomas@btinternet.com.  When you reply, please ensure you send us the URL for the website that will be embedding as we need this in order  to  send you your personal embed codes and all the necessary details.
More information about SLAGMAUR can be found on the band's Facebook page at
 https://www.facebook.com/slagmaurofficial/  and on Bandcamp at  https://osmoseproductions.bandcamp.com/album/von-rov-shelter
RUDRA releases making videos for their latest album ‘ENEMY OF DUALITY’   :  Singapore’s unholy kings of Vedic Metal RUDRA have released a 4 part making video for their recent most album ‘Enemy of Duality’ that released via Transcending Obscurity Asia on December 17th, 2016.
 The band is set to celebrate their 25th anniversary this year and with their eighth album Enemy of Duality, things are looking excited for this year.
 The four parts can be accessed here- Making of 'Enemy of Duality'-
Part 1-   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F2DK0KKtf4k&t=22s
Part 2-  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lgxdDExWui0
Part 3-  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0vswhhkKt0o&t=6s
Part 4-  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4HeFoBuwQP8&t=13s
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It's 2017 already… so let's start off by uploading a new version of my distro list, shall we?! And as always I got new zines for you people like ARCH VILE from Hungary or new issues of NECROSCOPE from Poland, THRONE OF CHAOS from Portugal or BY THIS AXE I RULE from Spain / Germany - just to mention a few - as well as new old stock of zines like SERPENTSCOPE or the debut issue of VOICE OF THE NIGHT.
Apart from that you might take a close look at the fresh copies of HIRNPLATZT I received from Hirntrust Gind Media (Austria) or the excellent reprint of REST IN PAIN zine I released a couple of weeks ago - filled with truly amazing one hundred and fifty (!!!) handmade pages of pure metal insanity! FUKK!
Needless to say that I also managed to pick up a couple more second hand titles such as ISTEN, SLAYER, DESECRATION OF VIRGIN or THE SINISTER FLAME! And a little bit of music like the new WARTIME CD (Dooooom!) and the "Leather Evil Leather" album of colombian speedsters ALCOHOLIC FORCE while PRESUMED DEAD put all of their recordings on one tape and called it "Defunct Existence". Curious? Take one - you won't regret it!
Last but not least I still got plenty of old issues of ROCK HARD and METAL HAMMER in stock you will hardly ever find anywhere else, especially when all of the original poster and add-on material is still inside - like big size posters, flex discs and what not!!!
And there's a whole box full of pristine looking copies of SPLATTING IMAGE issues, starting with no. 1 up to no. 66, searching for a new home. You know someone who's into horror and gore movies? THIS might be THE one chance for your buddies to get their hands on some serious stuff!
 Download the new list by visiting: www.schattenmanns.wordpress.com
RESONANCE CASCADE | JÄRNBÖRD - 'HYPERAKUSI'  Split Album (Sweden) : Grindcore, D-Beat  :  For fans from Insect Warfare, Skitsystem, Assück, Disrupt, Misery Index...
WOOAAARGH and mighty EveryDayHate & Downfall Records will release Hyperakusi (Swedish word that means "hypersensitivity to everyday sounds), an insane split album from Swedish grind bands RESONANCE CASCADE and JÄRNBÖRD.
Hyperakusi will be released on February 24 2017 as a limited edition vinyl, CD and digital download.
RESONANCE CASCADE is first up on Hyperakusi and their high speed, Insect Warfare inspired assault is addictive. The tracks here just rage forward, glorifying in the filth but also blazing forward at a speed unmatched by mortal man. RESONANCE CASCADE understand the gritty glory of grindcore and the chaotic riffing that defines a song like Bricks is strangely mesmerizing. JÄRNBÖRD on the other hand feel distinctly more old school, their primitive drum tone and shouted vocals cranking forward angrily. The pissed off magic behind their side of the split represents all that the first wave of grind stood for, and it is utterly glorious. -
Two Guys Metal Reviews
Järnbörd formed in the summer of 2012 under the name of “Den Mänskliga Faktorn” (The Human Factor), and recorded their first demo in 2014.
In 2015 the band changed their name to Järnbörd after discovering another band with the same name.
The band plays tough grindpunk with lyrics in Swedish that deals with issues of enduring and maintaining your sense in an idiotic world.
Järnbörd is:
Michael Berlin - bass, vocals
Jocke Unger - Drums
Anders Schärberg - Guitar, Vocals
RESONANCE CASCADE was formed in summer 2012 in Malmö Sweden with the goal to play raw and simple but effective grindcore. 
In 2014 they released  a 10 song 7” EP via the American label Cricket Cemetery and now in 2017, the band will release Hyperakusi with fellow grind band Järnbörd.
RESONANCE CASCADE is:
Andreas Johansson - Bass
Arvid Borg - drums
Dan Widing - guitar
Johan Bergström – vocals
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# !!!Geschafft" FATAL UNDERGROUND Nr . out now !!!!Auf 115 Seiten können wir euch nun wieder mit jeder Menge Undergroundstuff " beglücken " ! Diesmal erwarten euch Interviews  mit MASTIC SCUM ,DEPRESSION,SUCKING VOID,BATTLESWORD,HOMICIDIAL VIOLENCE,ROGASH ,DECEMBRE NOIR,GOLEM und noch einges mehr .   fatalunderground_leo@freenet.de
# Die nächsten 20 Hefte sind raus !
# Nächste Woche beginnt bereits schon wieder die Plamung für die nächste Ausagbe ,welche so in der Drehe Mai erscheinen wird . Seid gespant drauf !
# Aktuelle Konzert - / Festivaltips online
# Unsere Festivalplanung für das nächste Jahr nimmt langsam Gestalt an . "Pflichttermine" sind auf jeden Fall schon mal das kultige IN FLAMMEN FESTIVAL , ROCK UNTER DEN EICHEN ,ROCK FOR ROOTS ,1.K-TOWN METALFEST,ROßLAUER BURGNÄCHTE und das PROTZEN OPEN AIR .Vielleicht läuft man sich mal über den Weg !!!
Werte Mitstreiter, die famosen FATES WARNING touren ab Ende Januar in unseren Breiten. Mit an Bord sind Brasiliens Edel-Metaller ARMORED DAWN.
Die Band um Doktor (yes!) Eduardo Parras steht für Eins-a-Kraftmetall mit handwerklicher Finesse und Tonnen von Herzblut.
"Power Of Warrior" ist der passende Titel des Debütalbums, einem epischen, cinematischen Prachtstück voller toller Metalklischees und Einflüsse von Maiden über Dream Theater, Dio, die Scorpions bis Manowar.
Produziert wurde das Album von keinem Geringeren als Tommy Hansen (u.a. Helloween, DragonForce).
Musik könnt Ihr gern bei uns anfordern.
Die Tourdaten findet Ihr weiter unten.
Für den Track ´Viking Soul´ gibt´s jetzt auch ein echt episches Video.
Guckt´s Euch an, und gebt den Link bitte an Eure Leser weiter:  www.youtube.com/watch?v=MGkpmv0y1KY
Danke!
ARMORED DAWN on tour with FATES WARNING
24.01.2017 (DE) Hamburg, Logo
25.01.2017 (DE) Köln, Underground
27.01.2017 (DE) Essen, Turock
30.01.2017 (DE) Aschaffenburg, Collos-Saal
04.02.2017 (DE) München, Strom
05.02.2017 (DE) Stuttgart, Universum
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Es grüßt das Gordeon-Team!
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EDEN WEINT IM GRAB: Crowdfunding-Kampagne, Filmprojekt und Cover von "Na(c)htodreise" : Die Berliner Band Eden Weint Im Grab, die ihre Musik als schwermetallische Schauerromantik bezeichnet, bereitet hinter den Kulissen gerade die Veröffentlichung ihres neuen Konzeptalbums "Na(c)htodreise" vor, das am 31. März 2017 via Einheit Produktionen/Soulfood erscheint. So wurde jüngst eine Crowdfunding-Kampagne gestartet, um einen außergewöhnlichen Videoclip zu einem der Albumsongs produzieren zu können: https://www.startnext.com/ewigvideo2017
Als Regisseur steht der Band wieder Rainer ZIPP Fränzen (u.a. Atrocity, Faun, Leaves' Eyes, Dimmu Borgir etc.) zur Seite. Des Weiteren arbeitet die Band selbst gerade an einem ausführlichen Film, der die Entstehung von "Na(c)htodreise" dokumentiert. Dieser wird in den nächsten Wochen in mehreren Teilen online veröffentlicht. Als Appetizer haben Eden Weint Im Grab heute das Cover ihres neuen Longplayers veröffentlicht. Es wurde von Nina Berger gezeichnet. Das ganze Artwork wird in diesem minimalistischen Scherenschnitt-Design gehalten sein und die Formation optisch von einer ganz neuen Seite präsentieren.
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THE COMMITTEE - MEMORANDUM OCCULTUS  THE COMMITTEE wurde im Winter 2007 als Soloprojekt von Igor Mortis gegründet. In der Folge schlossen sich der Band weitere Mitstreiter an und mit "Holodomor" erschien die erste EP, die für ein großartiges Feedback sorgte. Das THE COMMITTEE-Hauptquatier liegt in Belgien, doch die Wurzeln der Musiker stammen aus unterschiedlichen Staaten. Bereits auf "Power Through Unity" erschuf die Band ein frisches Konzept, das seinen Fokus auf die Geschichte, okkulte Manipulationen und faszinierende Events der Vergangenheit richtet. Mittlerweile ist die Band auch durch eine Vielzahl von Liveshows aus der Szene nicht mehr wegzudenken und wird zurecht für ihre einzigartige Mischung aus Black und Doom Metal gefeiert.
Drei Jahre nach ihrem historischen Debütalbum ist der Nachfolger "Memorandum Okkultus" endlich fertig gestellt. Das zweite Full-Length-Album von THE COMMITTEE ist eine methodische Reise durch eine dunkle Welt aus Intrigen, Lügen, Betrug, völliger Manipulation, Leiden und Völkermord. Das Bild wird durch die Augen der reichen und mächtigen Hirten gezeigt, die ihr Wissen an die nächste Generation von Herrschern weitergeben. Es ist eine Geschichte für diejenigen von uns, die erkennen, dass der schiefe Spiegel der "alltäglichen Wirklichkeit" ein bloßer Schleier ist, der über unsere Augen gezogen wird. "Memorandum Occultus" ist eine detaillierte Roadmap für die Versklavung und den Völkermord von Millionen. Es ist ein rücksichtslos wirksames und makelloses System von Schritten und Richtlinien für ein selbsttragendes System der "strukturlosen Kontrolle", das über viele Jahrhunderte hinweg perfektioniert wurde.
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Die Industrial-Rocker DAS SCHEIT veröffentlichen mit dem Song "Velvet Tears" ein neues Video. Der Track ist gleichzeitig der erste Release vom Soundtrack des 2017 erscheinenden Psychothrillers „Das dunkelste Nichts“ (Originaltitel: The Darkest Nothing - Paraphrenia).
Filmausschnitte aus dem bizarren, teils harten Streifen von Regisseur Filip Halo, wurden mit Live-Sequenzen des Konzerts in der Bochumer Matrix der kürzlich absolvierten Euro-Tour im Vorprogramm von Soil, gepaart. Regisseur Halo liess es sich dabei nicht nehmen, die Dark Rocker persönlich auf digitales „Zelluloid“ zu bannen.
Bei den Kollegen vom SONIC SEDUCER könnt ihr das Video exklusiv sehen:  http://www.sonic-seducer.de/index.php/3395-das-scheit-liefern-beitrag-zum-soundtrack-des-psychothrillers-das-dunkelste-nichts-videopremiere.html
Gordeon Music - Zelterstraße 8 - 10439 Berlin   info@gordeonmusic.de
BLACK METALLERS ENEPSIGOS REVEAL NEW VIDEO OF TRACK FROM UPCOMING ALBUM  :  Black Metallers ENEPSIGOS, one of the projects of the ubiquitous Norwegian frontman Doedsadmiral (NORDJEVEL, SVARTELDER, DOEDSVANGR), who in the case of ENEPSIGOS, goes under the name of V.I.T.H.R, have today debuted their new lyric video for the track "Pagan Rites" from the band's upcoming debut full-length album "PLAGUE OF PLAGUES".
The video, by Hugo Aribart,  can be seen at
 https://youtu.be/5eK9w0Ag3XE
Aside from  V.I.T.H.R, who formed the band in 2015, on vocals, ENEPSIGOS' lineup includes Straff (ex SARKOM) on guitars and bass, and Italian drummer Thorns, known for his work with BLUT AUS NORD, DEATHROW, FIDES INVERSA, FROSTMOON ECLISPE and DARVAZA, to name but a few.  Together, the trio have created a band whose music is dark and brutal, and heavily ritualistic, in the tradition of early Black Metal.
"Plague of Plagues" is set for release on Drakkar Productions on the 15th January.  The eight track album was mixed and mastered by Tore Stjerna at the Necromorbus Studios in Stockholm, Sweden, whilst Guitars, Bass and Vocals were recorded at Velvet Recording, in Spydeberg, Norway, with engineer Christer Krohg,  and the drums were recorded at the Beastcave Studios in Italy.
With  artwork by Vincent Fouquet and Above Chaos, tracklisting  for "Plague of Plagues" is as follows:
 1.Plague Of Plagues
2. Råtne Engler
3. Pagan Rites
4. The Cold Bones
5. Manifestvm
6. Massedrapssalmer
7. Ghoul
8. Askenatt
More information about ENEPSIGOS can be found on the band's Facebook page at  https://www.facebook.com/EnepsigosOfficial/
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NORWEGIAN BLACK METALLERS CREST OF DARKNESS REVEAL NEW VIDEO AND EXPLAIN THE CONCEPT BEHIND THE UNUSUAL CHOICE OF SONG : With the their seventh full-length album "WELCOME THE DEAD" released at the end of last year, and earning plaudits from fans and critics alike, veteran Norwegian Black Metallers CREST OF DARKNESS have uploaded a new video for a track from the album to their YouTube channel.   The track chosen for this video is "My Black Bride" which makes this a particularly unusual choice for the band, not only because it is an instrumental, something the band has only recorded on two occasions over the years, but it is also a melodic, deeply atmospheric piece, totally different from the band's usual Black/Death/Metal sound.  
The reasons for creating such an "out of character" piece are quite fascinating, and are explained below by the band's founder and frontman  Ingar Amlien (CONCPTION, ROQUEFIRE,  AMLIEN's INFERNO).  The video itself can be seen at
 https://youtu.be/niPFDtJgpC4
According to Amlien "My Black Bride" was written for his wife Laila, who wore a black wedding dress when the couple married over ten years ago.    "I had wanted to write a special song for Laila for a long time.  She has supported me and my work for so many years, and without her I really don't know where I would be today, and I  knew right from the start that if I was to create this piece it would have to be totally honest.  Something personal, and not the kind of rose-tinted love song that people tend to expect when you write a song dedicated to the love of your life. 
 "I tried to capture the feeling of romance and happiness, but at the same time I wanted to touch on something more "forbidden" - the dark side if you like to think of it like that.  Like most couples we have been through many experiences in the time we've shared together, both good and bad. But, unlike most couples, my work has always involved being "in touch" with both Life and Death, something  Laila has always been very aware of, so the difficult times take on a darker significance. 
"I also knew that this song had to be an instrumental because words could not possibly express what I was trying to communicate with this song.  I played the guitars myself - I felt I had to as these few notes I'm playing are so extremely personal.   To the listener the song may sound like a simple, stripped down piece of music, which is what I intended it to be, but it comes from the depth of my heart ands contains many small details that someone outside of the relationship I have with my wife cannot understand.  It's a heartbreaking piece, but as with all my music, there is something deeper behind it.  There is my belief that inside all of us there burns a black flame - that special will to survive".
 The video itself was created and edited by Francesco Palumbo at MKM Graphix, using images from the Cappuccin Catacombs in Palermo, Italy, and, given that "My Black Bride" is essentially a romantic piece, the choice of such macabre images might seem strange.  "When I first saw the video I almost choked" admitted Amlien.  "The images were right for CREST OF DARKNESS, but I was a little taken aback at first.  However, the more I looked at it, the more I realised that they were, in fact, perfect". 
"Welcome the Dead" was released on My Kingdom Music in both CD and Digital formats at the end of last year.  A double LP format, which will feature a special bonus track, will be released shortly in collaboration with Metal Age Productions, Kristallblut Records and Supreme Music Creations.  Artwork for the album features  the strange and disturbing Zombie Foetus sculptures created by the Italian artist Andrea Falaschi.
CREST OF DARKNESS' lineup of  Amlien on bass and vocals, Rebo on guitars, Bernhard (ex- PALE FOREST) on drums, and Kristian Wentzel on keyboards,  will celebrate the release of "Welcome the Dead" with a special Friday the 13th show at Retro in Raufoss, Norway in January. 
More information about CREST Of Darkness can be found on the band's Facebook page at  http://www.facebook.com/crestofdarknessofficial 
"Welcome the Dead" is now available from all the usual retailers as well as direct from My Kingdom Music at  http://smarturl.it/DEAD-CD  in CD and 2LP formats, and in digital format at  http://smarturl.it/WELCOME-THE-DEAD.
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
THIS ENDS HERE | CONQUEROR WORM SPLIT (UK) Genre :  Crust, Punk, Grind  :  for fans from Tragedy, Amebix, Disrupt, Eyehategod, Celtic Frost, Fear of God...
Two UK bands combine to produce a record to reflect the bleak realities of the modern world. A record that evokes the dark, miserable and disorienting experience of watching humanity destroy itself.
The This Ends Here side of this intriguing split is 18 minutes that claim to be five songs but could be anything from one to a dozen depend on who’s counting, proving the potential for modern crust to incorporate a challenging variety of musical genres. It opens with Seeds, a continuation of the sound on the 2014 Afterwards 7“ - anthemic d-beat breaking into heavy riffage – before careening through a chaotic collection of styles including punk, doom and post-rock and finally descending into a bleak, atmospheric outro. Lyrically, the themes of environmental and social collapse run throughout these songs, with a haunting sample from Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring, whilst musically evoking emotions such as anger, despair and even hope that accompany these dark themes.
Conqueror Worm are a three piece bass and drums deathgrind band that combine the viciousness of bands like 324 and Fear of God with the atmosphere of Gorguts and the barbarism of Celtic Frost. This release sees them exploring dungeon-crawling grind that is equal parts cavernous and ear-splitting. A roughly hewn collection of very nasty tunes, the tracks lyrically and thematically mirror the This Ends Here side- songs about the eradication of nature are paired with reflective sci-fi themed blasts and a fizzing, noise-laden production. Drawing from doom and noise influences the bass runs through as many amps and distortion pedals as possible creating a truely monolithic cloud of noise, occasionally penetrated by swarming blast beats and tortuous, wailed vocals in the vein of Khanates Alan Dubin. 
PRE-ORDER  www.wooaaargh.com/thisendshere-conquerorworm-split-lp
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2016 FAREWELL GIFT & HEAVY NEW 2017!!!!!!!!!
This is our 2016 farewell gift for you & we wanna wish you a Heavy New 2017!!!!!!! We recorded a cover of Metallica`s Damage Inc. as a tribute to 30th years of Master of Puppets! Featuring Chris Breetzi (VokillCovers) on guest vocals. Enjoy!! Subscribe to our YouTube channel here  www.youtube.com/masticscum
VIDEO "RECORDING OF ALBUM CTRL" ONLINE!
The video from the "Recording of album CTRL" is online! The video is taken from our actual DVD "RAGE" [Live & Rare] which is available here: www.masticscum.com/shop
The DVD includes a Full Live-Show, a Band-Interview, 9 Official Videoclips, Extra Live Footage from 5 Festivals, the Full Discography, a Photo Gallery 1993-2015 and lot of Bonus Video-Footage. More than 175 minutes of the last 20 years band history.
NEW DVD "RAGE" [LIVE & RARE] OUT NOW!
Our new DVD "RAGE" [Live & Rare] is out now!!!!! It was released via Grindwork Prod. / Rebeat Distr. on May 13th 2016 and is available on DVD and as MP3 album for download. Get it here:
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TELEPORT - "ASCENDANCE EP"   Genre:  Sci-fi Death/Black Metal
The beginnings of the band date back to 2010 when three fans of sci-fi thrash metal were brought together and they started playing together. Soon they recorded their first demo, which was never released and after that in January 2011, there has been a change in the lineup of the band when the drummer Fedja left the band. Guitarist and vocalist Jan Medved and bass player Lovro Babic needed a new drummer and the position was filled by Toni Pleško. Later that year they released a demo entitled Galactic usurper and soon after their first release Blaž Tanšek joined the band as the second guitarist. In november 2013 the quartet released their second demo titled Stellar damnation. While new material was being made Blaž Tanšek and Toni Pleško left the band and were replaced by Matija Dolinar and Darian Kocmur. New Ep titled Ascendance was released in late 2016 with the new lineup consisting of Matija Dolinar (Guitars), Jan Medved (Guitars, Vocals), Darian Kocmur (Drums) and Lovro Babic (Bass).
Line-up: 
Jan Medved (vocals, guitars)
Lovro Babič (bass)
Matija "Dole" Dolinar (guitars)
Darian Kocmur (drums)
TRACKLIST 
1. Nihility
2. The Monolith
3. Artificial divination
4. Realm of solar darkness
5. Path to omniscience
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THE RITUAL AURA (Australia) - 'TÆTHER'     :   Genre - Technical Death Metal   :  For fans of - Wormhole, Blade of Horus, Necrophagist, Fleshgod Apocalypse, Psycroptic
THE RITUAL AURA have gone from strength to strength and after putting out a couple of titillating songs under the guise of an EP earlier in the year, they have finally unleashed a magnificent and ambitious beast of an album. Unlike most other albums of this ilk, this one covers a lot more ground and yet remains very well balanced and conceptually delves into ancient Japanese folk horror. The are numerous songs but the album doesn't lose momentum and in fact exudes a wonderful mystical vibe and makes the affair more intriguing than it normally is. 'Tæther' is a brilliant album and I daresay one of the best of its kind to be released in recent times. 
Track list: 
1. Tæthered Betwixt / Hearthless 00:48
2. Ghostgate 06:26
3. Until Absence Confides Eternal 03:17
4. Te-no-me 04:53
5. Hitodama / Like Fiery Lanterns 02:47
6. I Am No Longer I? 04:06
7. (i) That I May Cease To Be 01:03
8. Mononoke •
• A Grievous Betrayal 01:49
9. Mononoke •
• On Wax Wings Ablaze 03:08
10. Mononoke •
• The Burden Of Worlds 02:14
11. Mononoke •
• Dirge Of Impermanence 04:07
12. Kage no Yamai / Shadow-Sickness 07:26
13. Kitsune / The Fox Fires 05:05
14. (ii) Earth Their Bones Left Hallowed 01:04
15. In Our Hearts 04:58
16. Yūrei no Umi / A Sea of Ghosts 04:25
17. A Farewell To Being 14:43
Line up: 
Darren Joy - Bass
Adam Giangiordano - Drums
Levi Dale - Guitars
Jamie Kay - Vocals
Matthew Gedling - Guitars
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Thanks very much!
  Kunal Choksi   Label owner/Editor/PR head  Transcending Obscurity Records | PR Company | Online Magazine (est 2005)   www.tometal.com    www.transcendingobscurity.com 
GATEWAY: Belgian One-man Death-Doom Monstrosity Releasing "SCRIPTURES OF GRIEF" Album on February 3 2017 - Track Streaming at CVLT Nation.  Dear Press Partners and Friends in the Media worldwide, Sentient Ruin Laboratories is extremely proud and honored to announce the release of Scriptures of Grief, the colossal new album from Belgian one-man death-doom destruction machine Gateway.
Coming as limited edition cassette tape + digital product, Scriptures of Grief is a death-doom odyssey already slated to become a cornerstone release in 2017 extreme metal and one of the most crushing and inhumanly heavy underground releases of the year.  Constructed upon colossal and skull-crushing progressions of ancient and mummified death metal, Gateway's music then takes shape through a harrowing time-warp of completely doomed sonic rot. Tempos collapse to an agonizing slither, rhythms seem to stretch ad infinitum transfiguring into a lucid coma, all while the sheer tonnage of every riff is fully revealed through this slow motion decay in all its putrid glory, revealing a beast whose mass and ugliness is of unparalleled magnificence.
Masterfully re-evoking the completely doomed and rotting atmospheres of legendary death-doom masters like Disembowelment, Undergang, Coffins, Winter and Thorr's Hammer, Gateway have created an authentic omnipotent sonic underworld in which death rules everything, endlessly reaching beyond the unknown like a massive and rotting black hole, and dragging every living thing to its inevitable and tormented conclusion.
Slated for a February 3 2017 release - CVLT Nation is now streaming the opening track from the record (read the article and listen to "I"
HERE ), calling  Scriptures of Grief as an "inhumanly toxic and devastating death-doom masterpiece". 
You can now pre-order Scriptures of Grief cassettes on our
 store  and cassettes and digital products on our  Bandcamp.
GATEWAY
Scriptures of Grief
01. I
02. II
03. III
KindestRegards, Sentient Ruin Laboratories Tapes & Maelstrom from the Depths. Oakland, California
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Texas Death Metal Outfit DESECRATE THE FAITH have partnered with Spain's Friedhof Magazine for the premiere of "Angel Eater," a track from forthcoming Comatose Music release UNHOLY INFESTATION. Experience the brutality at the following link:  http://www.friedhof-magazine.com/noticias/desecrate-faith-estrenamos-en-exclusiva-su-nueva-cancion-angel-eater
DESECRATE THE FAITH will release sophomore album Unholy Infestation March 3 on Comatose Music. Check out a promo video for new song "Shrine of Enmity" at  this location.
Comatose Music has formed an unholy alliance with Texas born death metal monstrosity DESECRATE THE FAITH. Rising from the infernal flames of Houston in 2012, they soon released their successful debut Disfigured Arrangement in 2014, then followed up with American and European tours. Now DESECRATE THE FAITH has returned with their punishing sophomore full length Unholy Infestation. Complete with unrelenting blasphemies, bringing technical style riffs alongside merciless blast beats and putrid guttural vocals. With bestial tracks like "Malignant Divinity" and "Angel Eater," the band is unleashing a demonic entity that fans of all death metal can feast upon. Be on the lookout for this sacrilegious offering of godless brutality!
RIYL: Suffocation, Defeated Sanity, Aeon
Track Listing:
1. Daemones Nos Ave Satanas
2. Predatory Impalement
3. Malignant Divinity
4. Shrine of Enmity
5. Unholy Infestation
6. Magna Daemonia
7. Ceremonial Invocation
8. Sacrilege Reborn
9. Angel Eater
10. Septic Womb
11. Ascension of Belial
12. Let Us Burn (the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit)
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After six years since the release of their last album, Indiana's war-themed Death Machine INVASION will release DESTROYER OF MANKIND via Abyss Records on February 17.  The band's fourth album is nothing short of a devastating onslaught of Death Metal! New track "Approaching Cauldron of Horror" is streaming at  this location.
This brutal and uncompromising release demonstrates INVASION's vicious blitzkrieg and wages battle with new members Dan Klein (drums) and John Hehman (lead guitar), while main songwriter/lyricist/guitarist Peter Clemens continues his obsession with World War II.  Peter had this to say about the band's activities leading up to the recording of Destroyer of Mankind:
"It's been almost six years since Orchestrated Kill Maneuver was released on Rotting Corpse Records, and it's been somewhat of a frustrating endeavor.  We lost original drummer Dave 'Ross' Cady in early 2014 and had auditions for the vacancy, which led to more delays, but in the end we acquired Dan Klein (FIN/NOCTURNE) on drums and lead guitarist John Hehman (YEAR OF DESOLATION).  Plus we teamed up with SEA OF TRANQUILLITY/SCREAMKING guitarist Ralphael Hernandez who played on the Berserk Artillery Barrage CD from 2001, so things have been moving forward."
Asked about his switch from guitar to bass, Peter stated "I'm an average guitar player so I had no problem handing guitar duties to John Hehman.  He's an excellent musician with a good ear, and teaming up with him to work on the new INVASION recordings was an obvious choice.  John pretty much helped lay the groundwork for the recordings in his studio (Broken Toe/Bang Recordings) and things turned out great."
"From Above Merciless Death Now Rains On Your Fucking Parade!"
Track Listing:
1. I Am the Enemy
2. Approaching Cauldron of Horror
3. The Divine Wind
4. Iron Bottom Sound
5. Dying on the Beaches of Normandy
6. A Satisfying Death
7. Play the Devils Piano
8. Summon the Wolfpack
9. Shores of Betio Island
INVASION has been in existence since the early 90s and has been destroying the complacent metal scene with their version of "War Metal" throughout those years with the release of these venomous  and horror filled recordings. Find and buy them now!
1999 - Conquered - The Plague/Hammerheart Records
2001 - Berserk Artillery Barrage - Forever Underground Records
2010 - Orchestrated Kill Maneuver - Rotting Corpse Records
2017 - Destroyer of Mankind - Abyss Records
www.facebook.com/InvasionUSA    www.officialabyssrecords.com/
HEREZA - I BECOME DEATH   Genre : Death Metal/Punk
GODZ OV WAR PRODUCTIONS is proud to present HEREZA's highly anticipated debut album, I Become Death. Hailing from Croatia, HEREZA are an anomaly: not only for playing death metal in a country otherwise barren for such, but more so that their brand of DEATH fucking METAL is so purely and authentically mid '90s, it literally sounds like a lost relic from that era.
Certainly, everyone's well aware of the Swedish death metal boom that kicked off the 1990s, but many overlook where that style went by the middle of the decade. While death 'n' roll became a passing fad, some intrepid warriors upped the speed and dexterity whilst losing none of the gutsfucking brutality and darkness that defined Swedeath early on - and that's where HEREZA come in with I Become Death!
From the scabrous 'n' surging songwriting on down to even the production itself, I Become Death thoroughly accomplishes its titular namesake with a rollicking ride through death metal's past and recasting it in a rottenly fresh manner. And at 10 songs in 30 minutes, HEREZA here don't waste any time with niceties: nothing but bulldozing filth and fury. The past is alive with I Become Death!
http://www.godzovwar.com/
ARNWALD releases new Music Video for ‘III’ from the latest album- ‘PRIMAL EXPURGATION’  :  One man Dark/ Ambient Industrial Music project ARNWALD from Germany has released a new music video for the track- III taken from the album ‘Primal Expurgation’ that released via Abstruse Eerie Radiance.
The band is been the brain child of Arnaud Vansteenkiste. The man also plays for various other projects such as Lebenssucht, Black Tormentor among many others.
Link to the vide  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tg33uXvyjPA&t=34s
Thanks again, Harsha Vardhan 
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