Indian Experimental / Groove Metallers Hostilian premiere their first track off their EP "Catalyst". The track titled 'Regressive Instincts' is packed with brutal grooves, devastating drums and monstrous vocals that hold a strong ground in what the song conveys as a message.
The band adds:-
“The EP is a study of the human condition. It's about how, deep down, we're actually like a virus, eating away the earth, even the other people and ourselves. All the good in people is just a face to show the world. There is a constant darkness in us just waiting for an opportunity to come out. This darkness is our most basic human instinct. Raping, killing, greed is all just a manifestation of what we really are deep inside. Each song talks about various aspects of this primary proclivity inside us. Everything we work for everyday is a lie. We are not meant for great things. We are only meant to end all cycles of life. A hard reboot to all life on Earth. We are a catalyst to the process that had begun long before we even stepped into this world.”
Hostilian - Regressive Instincts | Official Lyric Video - https://youtu.be/hx5oVTG-Pkw
Italian Melodic Death Metallers Black Therapy unveil 2nd teaser for upcoming album 'Echoes Of Dying Memories'
Black Lion Records releases the second teaser for Black Therapy 3rd full length “Echoes Of Dying Memories” showcasing an extract from the title-track, where you can hear the angry yet emotional vocals of Giuseppe Di Giorgio accompanying a great guitar solo by Andrea Mataloni, on top of a top-notch sound production by Stefano Morabito (16th Cellar Studio). Pre-orders for the digital version are now open at the following link: blacklionrecords.bandcamp.com. Pre-orders for the physical version will open in January. Black Therapy will have a very special release show in their home town Rome on 9th March at Traffic Club. “Echoes Of Dying Memories” will be released 11th March 2019 via Black Lion Records. Artwork By Gogo Melone.
Check it out here:- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8XoZE-Sx4Jc&feature=youtu.be
“Echoes Of Dying Memories” will be released 11th March 2019 via Black Lion Records.
Digital pre order is available at
Giuseppe Di Giorgio- Vocals
Lorenzo Carlini- Bass Guitar
Andrea Mataloni- Guitar
Davide Celletti - Guitar
Luca Marini- Drums
Italian Death metal band Mechanical God Creation sign to Goatmancer records!
"We are very pleased to start this collaboration with the label Goatmancer that after listening to the new album they believed in the band. Talking to them we found out we had the same goals and it was natural for us to find interest in them. We can’t wait to start the work with the label and spread our music all around the world."
Mechanical God Creation was born in October, 2006. The original core of the band sees the light thanks to a forum where Lucy, the former singer of Art of Mutilation who was at that time playing in an English band together with two members of Hecate Enthroned, finds Simo (guitar / vocals) and, the two decide to complete the line-up to form a death metal band. The band walks into the Larsen Forge Recording Studios in Milan in March 2007 to record their first demo entitled "… And the Battle becomes War" featuring 3 tracks and an instrumental intro. The demo is released in May 2007 and is reviewed very positively by magazines and webzines in Italy as well as Europe. In June 2007, the band is selected and voted to play on the 2nd stage of Gods of Metal, playing with sacred monsters like Ozzy Osbourne, Korn and Megadeth.
In 2008, the band starts playing live out of Italy, in Austria and at the Metalcamp Festival in Tolmin, Slovenia where they play with groups like Meshuggah, Iced Earth, Behemoth. In July 2008 the band begins to plan recording of their first full length album and, at the same time, signs a contract with Carlo Bellotti. In November, the West Link Studios in Pisa see the band recording the tracks of bass and drums, then it is the Alpha Omega studios in Como where they complete the recording and mixing of guitars and voices helped by Alex Azzali. The mastering will then be done at Finnvox Studio in Finland. Cell XII finds its final shape in Autumn 2009,nine tracks of pure aggression. During those months, the line-up had several changes: Jambra, Runza and Simo decided to leave the project for personal reasons and Mgc was busy searching for new members.
The search resulted in Ale, Manuel and Davide joining the band and a second album “Artifact Of Annihilation” was recorded at Math Lab and Alpha Omega studio and mixing/mastering at Garage Studio in Canada from Chris Donaldson of Cryptopsy. After a hard time and several problems within the band, Lucy decides to totally reform it and channel her passionate inspiration through new musicians. Fra and Mirko on guitars, Fabry on bass and Carlo as drummer. During these years they supported Behemoth in Saint Petersburg, Septicflesh in Saint Petersburg and Moscow, they played at Metalhead Meeting Festival in Bucarest with Kreator, Dragonforce, Rotting Christ and many more, in Malta at the Voices of the Succubi festival with Cadaveria, in London at Titan Fest with Onslaught, at Garasje Festival in Reinsvoll (Norway). In 2018 they completed their third album called “The New Chapter”, out during 2019.
Mexican death metal cult Ravenous Death premiere the new track "Evil Dementia (The Voices of the Nobodies)" at heavily trafficked web-portal CVLTNation.com. The track hails from the band's striking debut album, Chapters of an Evil Transition, set for international release on January 21st, 2019 via Memento Mori. Hear Ravenous Death's "Evil Dementia (The Voices of the Nobodies)" in its entirety exclusively HERE.
Hailing from the vast death metal hotbed of Mexico, Ravenous Death feature current members of such other bands as Remains, Demonic Manifestation, and Death's Forsaken. The band's embryo was brought forth in 2016 during the recording of Remains' third album in Mexico City, when vocalist/guitar player Miguel Angel and drummer Esteban Salcedo toyed with the idea of creating a death metal band influenced by Vomitory, Torture Division, and the likes. Later on, both musicians shared their vision with lead guitarist Enrique Fray, and the three of them agreed to push the idea forward and carry it out as a side-project due to the commitments they all had with their main bands. Soon after, Enrique and Miguel Angel began writing songs for the newborn abomination, and the three members decided to name the band after a Vomitory song titled "The Ravenous Dead."
Fast forward to October 2016: the recording of Ravenous Death's debut demo/EP, Ominous Deathcult, is finalized (although not released as a Bandcamp download until March 2017), including five songs chock full of rotting maliciousness that show great poise in combining blasting brutality, crushing heaviness, sombre ambience, and fierce intensity, with the lyrical themes revolving about death, occultism, blasphemy, and other classic topics of the olden Metal of Death. On May 13th, 2017, the band make their first live performance in the city of Guadalajara. For this occasion two new members were recruited - namely, bass player Alejandro Mendez and guitarist Diego Gomez - leaving Miguel Angel on vocal duties alone. After the excellent crowd response, both Alejandro and Diego join the band as official members.
Emboldened by this patient momentum, at last arrives Ravenous Death's full-length debut, aptly titled Chapters of an Evil Transition. Indeed displaying the band's transition into an evil death metal juggernaut, the album absolutely bleeds the molten-yet-mildewed essence of '90s Metal of Death. Fucking fashion and trends and especially fickle tastes, Chapters of an Evil Transition is a gutsfucking time-warp to the days when death metal was supposedly "dead," lost in favour of black metal or power metal or (worse) ill-fated sell-out fantasies. In this landscape did many a raw 'n' righteous mini-classic get birthed, and suitably do Ravenous Death continue the proud legacy of Vomitory and Mexican forebears Shub Niggurath, but also especially Sadistic Intent, Seance, old Grave, '90s Immolation, '90s Vader, and Finland's Demigod. No more but definitely no less, this is DEATH METAL by and for death metal MANIACS: no bullshit, and no sell-out!
Completed by stark artwork courtesy of Mörtuus and mastering by the esteemed Javier Felez at Moontower Studios, allow Ravenous Death to read you Chapters of an Evil Transition! Continue reading with the new track "Evil Dementia (The Voices of the Nobodies)" exclusively HERE, courtesy of CVLTNation.com. Begin reading with the previously revealed "Harvesting Hate" HERE at Memento Mori's official YouTube channel.
Canadian metallers All Else Fails are ready to release their new album ‘The False Sanctuary’, coming 2 years after the last critically-acclaimed full length ‘The Forever Lie’. Keeping with their tradition of crushingly heavy and progressive metal they have composed 2 new songs for this album and included 5 B-sides from ‘The Forever Lie’, which were never released digitally.
To accentuate this album they have also released a music video for the first single ‘A Dream of Names’. Technical guitar parts are juxtaposition against melodic vocals in the band’s 10th music video, a moody visual for the thought provoking lyrics that address the current state of the world.
“In a lot of ways this album is at a state of the union address. It's been 2 years since the release of The Forever Lie, and already the themes of financial corruption, abuse of religious power, and political scandal seem tame. I wrote this one half with a sarcastic smirk, half with an crippling sense that we are well past the point of return.” says Barrett Klesko (vocals, guitar).
Produced by Barrett Klesko
Engineered by: Barrett Klesko
Mixed by: Bevin Booth
Mastered by: Bevin Booth
Artwork by: Danny Perdana
All Else Fails is:
Barrett Klesko: Vocals, Guitar, Programming
Mike Sands: Guitar
Cody Lee: Bass, Vocals
Nelson Collins-Lee: Drums
Italy's A Tear Beyond share video footage "Journey and Live Report" from Romexpo show in Bucharest, supporting Nightwish
On August 17th, Italian Visual gothic act A Tear Beyond, alongside their roster mates Fallen Arise, joined Nightwish at RomExpo in Bucharest. Today the band releases a video footage "Journey and Live Report" from the show, watch it here: https://youtu.be/ysTE55PVgeQ
The band stated:
"We are proud to share with you this short video about our gig @ Romexpo in Bucharest last august, with Nightwish and Fallen Arise! Live scenes filmed and edited by Alex Tuturescu. Journey scenes filmed and edited by A Tear Beyond and Hypnoise Recording Studio. Thanks to: Alpha Omega Management, METALHEAD, Olivia Ignatescu & Cavalleria Events"
See more photos here: https://www.facebook.com/OfficialAlphaOmegaManagement/posts/758331527836239
A Tear Beyond – formed in 2008 in Vicenza, Italy – come from the fusion of six elements with more than 15 years of musical experience. In 2012 came out their first studio album “Beyond” followed by a strong live activity. In 2015 the band released the second studio album “Maze of Antipodes”.The album was supported by sequence of live gigs opening for international bands like Moonspell, Fleshgod Apocalypse, Folkstone, Isole, Septicflesh, Dark Lunacy, Jack Frost and Extrema. May 5th 2018 the band unleashed their third studio album “Humanitales”. The band repertoire blend industral electro sounds with gothic metal arrangements and melodies. Key point of the band is the live theatricality when the audience can get involved in a true 360° show by means of scene costumes, Venetian masks, performers and intermission shows. Watch “Frolic”, taken from the new album “Humanitales”: https://youtu.be/oFtpia9g1dc
Italian label GoreGoreCords (A sub-label of Aural Music) is set to release "Psychonolatry" by legendary Italian death metal band Electrocution. The album, which is the band's first in 5 years, will be released on CD, digital and vinyl on Feb 8th 2019. Originally formed in 1990, the cult band has toured all over Italy with the likes of Death, Carcass, Motorhead and many more.
The band commented:-
"We are proud of this new musical chapter. We have left an important mark on the past and are committed to ensuring that this mark can remain indelible. Composing and recording these songs was challenging and, at the same time, natural and fun. We wanted to make an album that's solid, violent, fun to play and listen to. We believe we made it!”
More information will be available soon.
Welsh progressive metal band Malum Sky release a their new video for the title track from their upcoming mini-album Diatribe set for release worldwide via Sliptrick Records on January 15th, 2019. The lyrical themes on the mini-album deal with communication on all levels but the title track 'Diatribe' perceives this stream of information from an individual’s perspective, trying to make sense of it all.
Watch the video here:- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rsuQq0o1ShI
Malum Sky – Diatribe [Official Video]
Taken from the album: Diatribe | 2019
Directed by: Ben Honebone
Assistant Direction by: Melanie Ezra
Filmed Edited & Produced by: Stone Letter Media
To add to the good news, Diatribe goes on pre-order today and you can book your copy in both directly from Shop Sliptrick, iTunes and other major stores.
Diatribe | Released January 15th, 2019 on Sliptrick Records
Diatribe is currently on pre-order at Shop Sliptrick. Grab your copy …here
Malum Sky are:
Ben Honebone – Vocals
Michael Jensen Després – Guitar
Jon Evans – Guitar
Athanasios ‘Saki’ Patsiouras – Bass
Joe Wilkes – Drums
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Italy's Epic/Melodic Death Metal band Hell's Guardian present the video streamer for "Colorful Dreams" (feat. Ark) with a mash-up of the band's previous official videos "Blood Must Have Blood" ( https://youtu.be/lTKIkcKLJ5U) and "Crystal Door" (https://youtu.be/9VoLYsplWh8), which were taken off from the new album "As Above So Below".
Watch the video streamer for "Colorful Dreams (feat. Ark)" at this location: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ilubQwg3CQ&feature=youtu.be
Hell's Guardian released their new album, entitled "As Above So Below" on September 14th 2018. The album has been recorded by Media Factory Esine studios of Fabrizio Romani and mixed and mastered by Michele Guaitoli (Temperance, Kaledon) at the Groove Factory Studios in Udine and hosts singers like Adrienne Cowan (Winds of Plague, Light & Shade), Marco Pastorino (Temperance) also as vocal producer and Ark Nattlig Ulv (Ulvedharr).
The band comments:
"Three years after the release of our last record, we can say that this new album will mark a musical turning point for us, abandoning the fantasy themes and focusing on real issues that life can reserve in each one of us. All this with a sound that is closer and closer to the typical Scandinavian Melodic Death mould with tight rhythms, guitar riffs which are less epic but with impact, and orchestrations designed by Samuele Faulisi (Atlas Pain), from typical classical instruments up to modern parts with synths, more focused collaborations, from the guest singers to the musicians who collaborated with us in the studio, they made everything more natural and spontaneous without forcing, all with a powerful mix."
Below is the tracklist and cover designed by Gustavo Sazes (Amaranthe, Kamelot, Arch Enemy, Machine Head)
Finnish death metal outfit Festerday have released a music video for the song "Kill Your Truth". The track is taken from the full length debut 'iihtallan', to be released on January 4, 2019 via Season of Mist Underground Activists. The link for the video can be found below and can be freely spread.
Festerday have previously revealed the artwork of their new album. The cover was created by Christophe Moyen and can be viewed below together with the track list.
Following Festerday’s first EP ‘Cadaveric Virginity’ on Season of Mist, comes the bludgeoning debut of these cult death metallers, titled ‘iihtallan’. The album, to be released on January 4th, will ensure that 2019 kicks off with a loud bang for (old school) death metal fans.
Starting out in 1989, Pietarsaari, Finland, Festerday was inspired by early, classic death metal acts and named their band after a song on 'Reek of Putrefaction’ by Carcass.
Early on in their career, the death metal formation released three demos, in truly laconic Finnish style simply entitled 'Demo I' (1991). 'Demo II' (1992), and 'Demo III' (1992) that gained cult status. 'Demo II' was also released on a split with Carnifex. In 1993, the group disbanded.
This could have been the end, but Festerday regrouped in 2013, remastered all their previous material with Sami "Jämy" Jämsen at Studio Perkele in November 2014, and released everything on '...the Four Stages of Decomposition...' (2015). Since then, the Finns have continuously worked on their craft, by releasing various splits, compilations and EP’s.
It may have taken some time for Festerday to realize their debut full length, but now that it’s here, the metal scene is in for something wicked. Merging their old school death metal roots with black metal and punk, the veteran musicians aren’t afraid to push the borders of extreme music and refuse to conform to what is standardized in death metal. Brace yourself for ‘iihtallan’!
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