Today, Svart Records announces November 29th as the international release date for Kuolemanlaakso's "Musta Aurinko Nousee" EP. This forthcoming EP includes three new Kuolemanlaakso songs, and a captivating cover version of Juice Leskinen’s classic by the same name.
The EP will be released as a limited digipak CD and a strictly limited 12” vinyl with three different colors (100 copies per color). The title track to Kuolemanlaakso's "Musta Aurinko Nousee", which features a guest guitar solo from V. Santura, can be heard here: https://soundcloud.com/svart-records/kuolemanlaakso-musta-aurinko
In 2012, the Finnish Doom / Death scene saw newcomer Kuolemanlaakso ascend directly to the ranks of its elite with the critically acclaimed Svart debut "Uljas uusi maailma", which reached #42 on the Official Finnish Album Chart and #6 on the Rumba Chart. In support of "Uljas uusi maailma", Kuolemanlaakso toured its native country, hitting some of Finland’s biggest and most respected clubs, then adding a performance at the 2013 Tuska Open Air Festival.
Feeding off of this momentum, Kuolemanlaakso planned new material on the road and entered a secret, secluded location in the forests of Finland, once again with acclaimed producer / engineer / guitarist V. Santura (Woodshed Studios, Dark Fortress, Celtic Frost, Triptykon). In the course of writing and recording, it was soon made obvious that Kuolemanlaakso had not only enough material for a full-length album, but for an EP, as well.
"Our goal was to create the tightest and most balanced entities for both releases. The EP introduces our current style in a more straightforward and shorter form, whereas the full-length evolved into something more epic," states guitarist / keyboardist and main songwriter Laakso. "The EP tracks are quite different from one other, with each song displaying a different side of the band and what we are capable of."
Cover and track-listing for Kuolemanlaakso's "Musta aurinko nousee" are as follows:
Tracklisting for Kuolemanlaakso's "Musta Aurinko Nousee"
1. Me Vaellamme Yössä (edit)
4. Musta Aurinko Nousee
Boston Death Metallers Soul Remnants and Metal411.com have locked horns for the exclusive premiere of "No Afterlife," taken from the band's upcoming album, "Black and Blood". A mere sampling of the intensity that is "Black and Blood", "No Afterlife" is now playing at this location.
"Black and Blood" will be available via Horror Pain Gore Death Productions on October 31.
The Bean-Town Death Metal Vets absolutely nail it in striking that elusive balance between memorable songwriting and unrepentant viciousness. "Black and Blood" is nothing short of a masterful display of compositional dynamics inspired in equal measure by U.S Death Metal and Norwegian Black Metal. If it's a frighteningly intense aural experience that you seek, then look no further. "Black and Blood" is the sound of a band firing on all cylinders.
"Note to all the veteran death metal acts struggling to find the energy of their classic releases: this is how it's done." - Metal Crypt
"Composing varied tracks without stepping into hectic and dead hearted fret board gymnastics. Fans of technical Death Metal as well as open minded people shouldn't hesitate to give this band a try." - Brutalism
"The Dawn Of Consummation And Emergence", the new album from Mumbai-based Death Metal outfit Reptilian Death, is now available on CD and digital formats. The disc is available for order through Old School Metal Records, with digital copies for sale at iTunes, Amazon and other digital retailers. A full list of outlets where the album can be purchased has been posted below.
As one of India's most brutal exports, Reptilian Death are hellbent on global domination. To aid in the band's quest, the folks at PureGrainAudio.com are streaming "The Dawn Of Consummation" And "Emergence" in its entirety. To listen, visit this location.
"...a well-executed and remarkable album brimming with riffs, fills and low-register growls - a solid package." - Transcending Obscurity
"3.5/5" - Rolling Stone India
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Reptilian Death has long existed in the shadows of the Indian metal scene as the side project of Demonic Resurrection frontman, Demonstealer. The band spent their first 12 years making sporadic live appearances and changing line-ups fairly often. During that time, Reptilian Death had an almost humorous disposition, writing little spoof metal epics like '5 Easy Ways To Murder Someone' and 'Nursery Rhymes For Satan's Children' while balancing a handful of serious tracks which eventually found themselves on their 2004 debut, "Total Annihilation". In 2006, the band's direction took a turn for the serious with the release of their EP "Intestinal Feast" on the "Defaced And Split" album, which also featured Exhumation, Warface and Narsil.
Shortly after the release, the band returned to the shadows until resurfacing in early 2013. The band exploded on the scene completely metamorphosed into brand new beast. Fronted by Vinay Venkatesh (Bhaynak Maut), dressed in priestly robes with his face painted half black and half white and backed by a band of masked members Reptilian Death has moved out of the shadows and into the forefront of the global metal community. The world will now see "The Dawn Of Consummation And Emergence".
Legion Of The Damned finally reveals the album cover of the upcoming album entitled "Ravenous Plague" set to be released in the UK on the 23rd of December 2013.
The cover was painted by mastermind Wes Bensecoter (Kreator). Stay tuned for more details about this upcoming Thrash Metal masterpiece.
Today, Broken Hope and Bloody-Disgusting.com are pleased to premiere the brand new static video for the band’s track ‘The Docking Dead’, cut from their upcoming album "Omen Of Disease", out October 1 on Century Media Records (September 30th in Europe). The static video can be viewed here — but beware before you listen! This content of this track is insane… literally. Harvesting explicit body parts to create zombies? Leave it to Broken Hope to conjure the horror!
Broken Hope guitarist Jeremy Wagner says:
"I began penning words for Broken Hope 25 years ago, and my approach has never changed... I still create the most horrific, insane, and repulsive lyrics my mind can conjure. ‘The Docking Dead’ is no exception to my long list of nasty flash-fiction. Many of my ideas start with a "what if" scenario. In the case of ‘THE DOCKING DEAD,’ I asked myself, "what if a Re-Animator-like scientist attempted to harvest human foreskins from male corpses using an experimental re-agent and growth hormone--and in doing so, he started a zombie apocalypse?" That's all I needed to write the lyrics to this song. Zombies, dead penile tissue, death metal, and grind are what's in store when you hear--and read--our newest preview song, ‘The Docking Dead.’
While on YouTube, take a listen to the band’s other available track, ‘The Flesh Mechanic’, here:
"Omen Of Disease" will be released in Europe on September 30 and on October 1 in North America on Century Media Records, with cover artwork painted by world-renowned horror artist Wes Benscoter, best known for his work with Slayer, Cattle Decapitation, Autopsy and Kreator. "Omen Of Disease" marks the first new music from Broken Hope in 15 years. The album was recorded between two studios: drums at Belle City Sound in Racine, WI, with engineer Chris Wisco (Lazarus A.D., Jungle Rot, Origin, Gorgasm), and the rest at Mercenary Digital Studios in Zion, IL, with engineer Scott Creekmore (Broken Hope, Dirge Within, Lividity).
Presuming you still have a hefty appetite after reading about experimental usage of foreskins, feast your eyes on the announcement of Broken Hope’s upcoming metal burger, debuting at their official listening party taking place on Sunday, September 29th at The Original Kuma’s Corner in Chicago, IL (2900 W. Belmont Ave). Listen to Omen Of Disease in its entirety and take a bite out of the Broken Hope Burger, joining the long line of other monumental metal burgers available at Kuma’s Corner! Read the menu and learn all about the Iron Maiden Burger, the Slayer Burger, the Metallica Burger and more at this link.
BROKEN HOPE with DEICIDE, DISGORGE & NECRONOMICON:
10/02/13 Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
10/03/13 Charlotte, NC @ Tremont Music Hall
10/04/13 Springfield, VA @ Empire
10/05/13 Wilmington, DE** @ Mojo 13 – Delaware Death Fest
10/06/13 New York, NY @ Gramercy Theatre
10/07/13 Montreal, QC @ Club Soda
10/08/13 Toronto, ON @ WreckRoom
10/10/13 Columbus, OH @ Alrosa Villa
10/11/13 Chicago, IL @ Cobra Lounge
10/12/13 Kansas City, MO @ Riot Room
10/13/13 Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater
10/15/13 Spokane, WA @ The Hop
10/16/13 Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
10/17/13 Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre
10/18/13 San Francisco, CA @ DNA Lounge
10/19/13 S. Lake Tahoe, CA @ Whisky Dick's
10/20/13 W. Hollywood, CA @ Whisky
10/21/13 Phoenix, AZ @ Joe's Grotto
10/22/13 El Paso, TX @ Tricky Falls
10/23/13 Dallas, TX @ Trees
10/24/13 Austin, TX @ Infest
10/25/13 Oklahoma City, OK @ Chameleon Room
On the thirteen-year anniversary of Impaled's "The Dead Shall Dead Remain" debut, the group will be releasing a re-recording entitled "The Dead Still Dead Remain". Long tangled in legal limbo, the music from "The Dead Shall Dead Remain" has been unavailable on CD for over a decade. The re-recording dodges those legal hurdles and puts the music back in print.
The stakes were raised as Impaled sought to best the production of the original. "The Dead Still Dead Remain" features recording and mixing by Vinnie Wojno, famous for his work with Testament. Impaled and Wojno worked for three years to get the recording they wanted.
"It simply sounds better, no matter how you slice it. And we surely do slice it!" says guitarist Jason Kocol.
Impaled assures fans that the music on "The Dead Still Dead Remain" is faithful to the original. It features the return of vocalist Leon del Muerte, who says, "it was like the last thirteen years of backstabbing and spitefulness never happened!" Even the artwork, which the band insists has already been banned in 672 countries, harkens back to their first release but is even more revolting.
(Ed: Even though there are 196 countries in the world... we believe someone did not do their maths!)
The shit will hit the fans when Willowtip Records releases "The Dead Still Dead Remain" on October 29. Preorder info will be available soon at This location.
The long awaited 2nd album of Finnish Death Metal legends Purtenance is finished and is soon to be released through Xtreem Music. After 2012's comeback EP "Sacrifice the King" which got mixed feelings amongst fans, the band not only continued working on new songs, but also added a second guitarist named Ville Nokelainen and entered studios in spring 2013 to record the new album entitled "Awaken From Slumber" at the same time they offered their first shows in 20 years.
For those who expect a "Member…II", they won't find it here. That album was done over 20 years ago with a different line up. "Awaken From Slumber" album shows the heaviest and darkest side of the band. This is how Purtenance sounds in 2013!! F**king crushing, heavy and gloomy Death Metal with inhumanely brutal vocals. Those who weren't satisfied with their previous EP should give it a listen to this new album cos they'll be gladly surprised!!
Track listing for "Awaken From Slumber" is as follows:
03. What Was Hidden
04. Toxic Death
05. Field of Terror
06. Vaikka Paahtuisin Tulessa
07. End for the Parasites (Called Humankind)
08. Hour of the Cannibal
09. Temptation of Suicide
10. Risen From Grave
11. Endless Abyss (outro)
Release date on CD format is scheduled for October 1st, being followed in November by a vinyl version.
Just after the release of the album, Purtenance will play their very first show outside Finland at Ritual Zombi Fest together with label mates Avulsed, Dissect (NL), Christ Denied & Onirophagus in October 12th to take place in Madrid (Spain).
You can already listen to an exclusive advance track on the following links:
By GMA's India correspondent Farzand Bawa
There was a time, not too long ago though, when Kolkata did not have a single Metal band to offer, Hybrid Metal infused genres that used to be taken as Metal and the scene was predominant with people and bands with at least ideas on how Metal should be done and with the lack of listening disorder, especially to the basic Heavy, Thrash or Old School Black and Death Metal, people had simply no idea or interest to the foundation and building pillars of this genres.
It was shameful how you could get hold of so called Metal fans or band members and ask them basic questions on metal and you could get a strange face as if you asked them about String Theory. Totally parasitic and atrociously weak, the scene slowly gained a name, sarcastically, Corekata, from metalheads outside the city. The scene never could attain anything nationally, nor internationally. The decay and stagnation slowly crept in and that was the time the very first strike of Metal and hope was manifested as Putried Ascendancy emerged.
Originally just featuring a Facebook page and a couple of old online compilations, Putrid Ascendancy slowly sowed the seeds of awakening and self realization among city metalheads together, illuminating everything that is metal and criticized everything that is not. The work of Putrid Ascendancy turned easier with the sudden up-rise of notable and skilled metal bands that mushroomed out of nowhere, among these bands were: Purgation, Necrodeity, Armament, Mortar, Strangulate and Dead Veneration. These bands are to be noted for their strong music in Death, Thrash and Grind metal.
The first ever Ritual Ascendancy Fest was held in Kolkata with these bands on 4th August and immediately was applauded for such underground charm and brilliant sets by each bands. Eyes were opened, minds were f**ked, Determinations grew stronger and Metal got louder.
The second version of Ritual Ascension Fest named WAR.CULT.SUPREMACY is set to protest Bongo-Bhonga or rather conceptualized as the unification of both the Bengal terrain as ONE. War.Cult.Supremacy stands as Militant Metal War against remaining parasitic metal trends and posers and this time East Bengal shall unleash its wrath in two gigantic proportions. Black / Death Bestail Regiment Nafarmaan (Formed by Canadian Black Metal band Weapon's Ex Drummer - Nohttzver) and bone crushing Thrash Militia Enmachined shall bring caustic torment to all posers,
They shall be supported by West Bengal's Terror Adversarialists Necrodeity, Brutal Holocausters Purgation, Thrashing Warfare Specialists Armament and black witching blood shedders Kapalin. Be there this September to witness the destruction!
Global Metal Apocalypse is proud to announce the collaboration with our brothers aforementioned. More updates and special features coming soon!! Watch this space!! Hail the infernal underground!!
Take a glimpse of what awaits Kolkata :-
Meet the guys at this occult event:-
The concert artwork was designed by Sid Artworks:-
German Progressive Death Metallers Nailed To Obscurity have posted a teaser for "Opaque", the band's forthcoming sophomore album and first to feature new vocalist Raimund Ennenga. Check out the teaser at this location.
The follow-up to the band's 2007, self-released debut, "Abyss", "Opaque" will be released on September 20th in Germany, September 23rd in the UK and the rest of Europe and October 1st in North America through Apostasy Records. "Opaque" was produced together with Lasse Lammert at LSD-Studio in Lübeck, Germany. Artwork comes courtesy of Ben Borucki (Irrleuchten).
The band comments admits that: "By suppressing our deepest feelings and by concealing our fears and emotions we mask our inner self. This topic runs like a red thread through our new album. No other title would fit the content better than "Opaque". The artwork, which was done by Ben Borucki, captures this atmosphere perfectly and creates a symbiosis between the music, the lyrics and the art."
02. Torn To Shreds
04. Murder Of Crows
05. In Vain
06. On The Verge Of Collapse
Since 2005, the name Nailed To Obscurity has stood for an inventive mélange of hard riffs, atmospheric melancholy and a distinctively unique sound. The band has already displayed all of these qualities on their debut album, "Abyss", recorded at the Soundlodge Studio with producer Joerg Uken (God Dethroned, Izegrim a.o.).
After the release of their debut, Nailed To Obscurity focused their energies on progressing as a band and elevated themselves to the next level through numerous shows and their consistent pursuit of musical refinement. The results have clearly paid off with their newest masterpiece, "Opaque".
Wormholedeath and Lost Penguin Conspiracy are proud to present their latest addition to the worldwide distribution roster: Barbarian Prophecies. Wormholedeath will distribute and market the new album from Spanish Death Metal assault Barbarian Prophecies titled “XIII”.
The release date is set for early autumn 2013.
You can stream the album preview here:
The band stated:
“We are very proud to announce that our next album, “XIII”, will be released under the label WormHoleDeath, which makes us one of the first Spanish bands in being part of this label. After having self-released our previous record, “Remember the Fallen”, we decided that it was necessary to count with the support of a label to give greater international projection to our work. For this reason, and after assessing the options that we had, we think that WHD was the record label that is more suited to our needs. Their professionalism and interest in the band provides the security that their work will be thinking in seeking the best for Barbarian Prophecies. Also want to thank our agency “Lost Penguin Conspiracy” by the management in the process from the first minute, always looking for the best for the band, and without which we had not reached this agreement.”