Killibrium from India have come up with a fantastic album that's both powerful and relevant. Check out the first song on Bandcamp or YouTube. They have this to say about their debut album titled 'Purge' -
"Killibrium is a state of balance and harmony paved through by destructive actions exchanged between two opposing forces. In an internal conflict, one side of humans naturally takes this path with the intent to harmonize, while the other side opposes this and fuels aggression. There are various social contexts in which this conflict of identity leads to destructive events. Songs are based on various thoughts that the band has on these identities and situations."
India's most exciting new death metal band Killibrium have announced their debut release and it's every bit worth the long wait. They have found a brilliant balance between old school and the modern, technical and brutal death metal. It's catchy and at the same time engrossing. Artwork duties have been handled by none other than Michal "Xaay" Loranc (Pestilence, Nile, Schammasch) and the production too is impeccable, with everything sounding powerful and clear. Killibrium are touted as the next big band in India and going by the material on hand here, there is very litle doubt about that.
Keshav Kumar - Guitars
Mihir Bhende - Drums
Nitin Rajan - Vocals
Suvajit Chakraborty (aka Bunty) - Bass
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Osmose Productions proudly announces the label's impending release of The Incubus Of Karma, the massive fifth album by Australia's stone pillar of funereal dirge, Mournful Congregation. The label will unveil the double-LP in Europe and the UK on March 23rd, and advancing its release, the massive "Scripture Of Exaltation And Punishment" has been made available for streaming HERE.
More than six years have passed since the release of Mournful Congregation's regal fourth full-length, The Book Of Kings. Since that time, the band made several trips to Europe and the US and released a mini-album Conrcrescence Of The Sophia, increasing their reputation as the pinnacle of extreme/funeral doom and one of the most influential bands in the entire genre.
Throughout these intervening years, Mournful Congregation set to the task of meticulously crafting a new masterpiece, now presented in the form of the crown jewel titled The Incubus Of Karma. Everything that has made this band the unchallenged masters of this style since The Monad Of Creation is here: the agonizing weight of extreme doom riffs, bitterly sombre dissonance, a painterly attention to detail and arrangement, and the vocals summoned from the deepest hole. And as with each album before, the band expands upon their unique progressive tendencies, weaving beautifully constructed solos and lengthy virtuoso interludes into a bleak yet intricate tapestry of stately grandeur. The Incubus Of Karma also marks the band's first album with drummer Tim Call (Nightfell, Weregoat, Sempiternal Dusk, Aldebaran).
An incredible 25 years into their existence, Mournful Congregation persists in refining and perfecting their immortal art on The Incubus Of Karma. Reaching innovative new heights, within the bounds they have created for themselves, the bounds in which a multitude of newer bands now draw from like a wellspring, Mournful Congregation cast a giant shadow, steadfastly towering over the landscape like a monolithic obelisk.
The album's nearly 15-minute "Scripture Of Exaltation And Punishment" has been made available for streaming HERE at Osmose's official YouTube channel. More audio samples to follow shortly.
Damon Good - vocals/guitars
Justin Hartwig - guitars
Ben Newsome - bass
Tim Call - drums
Dutch death metallers Anarchos stream the entirety of their highly anticipated debut album, Invocation of Moribund Spirits, at Decibel magazine's website. Set for international release on January 19th via Blood Harvest Records, hear Anarchos' Invocation of Moribund Spirits in its entirety exclusively HERE.
Featuring past and present members of of such bands as Eternal Solstice, Burning Hatred, Ulcerate Fester, Satanic Tyrant, and Profligate, Anarchos play total death metal for total death metal maniacs. Neither concertedly "old school" nor "modern" whilst rejecting neither when it comes to the grand, gutted spectrum of death metal, Anarchos create a dense-yet-dynamic maelstrom of morbid energy. Their debut full-length, Invocation of Moribund Spirits is aptly titled: such a timeless, trend-free swell of sewage and filth sounds as rottenly fresh now as it would a decade ago or even a decade (or more) before that.
Anarchos was born in 2010 when Vincent joined forces with Ardy and Martin to create raw and obscure death metal. In the rehearsal room, it turned out that the skills of the three individuals combined perfectly. The first music was written and the band was completed during the winter of 2011/2012 with Thorsten on bass and Harold on vocals.
The written songs were eternalized in one recording session of a rehearsal in the spring of 2012. This demo was raw and brutal, but did not contain the quality to release it on a true format. Nevertheless, Anarchos wanted to engulf the world with their music, so they published the demo only digitally.
After the winter of 2013, there was a change in the Anarchos lineup, with Harold being replaced by Frank on vocals. With this lineup, it was time to enter the studio and record proper material. Five songs were recorded at the Dirty Bird Studios for an EP release. The resulting Descent Into The Maelström was released upon the world by Vic Records in February 2014 on MCD and by Murder Records in May 2014 on tape. During the spring of 2015, Thorsten left.
Through the years 2016 and 2017, recordings for Anarchos' first full-length were made. Invocation Of Moribund Spirits was recorded, mixed, and mastered at the Dirty Bird Studios by Fredde Kaddeth (Massive Assault, Entrapment, Burning Hatred). The result, along with Anarchos' throttling songwriting and impassioned execution, is as crushing as it comes whilst retaining a sense of clarity. No "cavernous" smokescreen here - just classic DEATH METAL, done with dedication and sincerity.
Death metal doesn't need to be resurrected when it's supposed to be DEAD in the first place. Let Anarchos bring forth an Invocation of Moribund Spirits! Feel the full force of DEATH exclusively HERE, courtesy of Decibel, North America's only monthly metal magazine. Preorder info can be found HERE for the CD version, and HERE for the vinyl version.
The album marks the continuation of the band's collaboration with Black Lion Records, following up their debut release "Extinct", released on the same label.
with their debut album in the back the Swedish thrash metal giants Defiatory are ready to crush everyone with their new album Hade Rising, the album features some of the heaviest and most intense headbanging thrash one ever may hear.
Spawned from the East Bay era scene Hades Rising presents 11 killer tracks of pure Bay Area Thrash.
Defiatory had this to say about the new album -
"Hades Rising carries on from the raw thrash metal sound established on the debut album, evolving in more rhythmic and melodic sessions, granting more variety without losing focus on what is important in the old school style of thrash metal."
With artwork by the artist Mika Rudin Hades Rising" will be available in CD, Digital formats. Spring 2018
Pulverizing German death metal outfit Pestilent Reign is proud to announce the upcoming March 16th release of their skin-flaying debut album, Pyres. The Southwest Germany-based group has spent the last few years developing a unique sound through countless live performances and the release of two EP's to date. Now in 2018, their dedication and hard work have culminated in the devastatingly heavy and varied work of death metal that is Pyres.
Across eight tracks, Pyres draws strength from a multitude of influences such as Dyscarnate, Psycroptic, Dying Fetus, Aborted, Misery Index, and Revocation in a multi-faceted manner that's as rewarding to listen to as it is fun. On Pyres, Pestilent Reign strikes the perfect balance between straightforward modern death metal, sledgehammer-like brutality, thrashy hooks, technically adept flourishes, and monstrous grooves. Pestilent Reign - Pyres will see release on March 16th through Rising Nemesis Records and Rebirth the Metal Productions.
Pestilent Reign had this to say about Pyres and the experience it offers
"Our first full-length album, Pyres is not only a compilation of our early material, it is also partially a refined, structured concept with the songs "Martyr", "Savior" and "Zealot" as the lyrical centre of Pyres. But musically, the wideness of the spectrum of Pyres is a lot bigger, including our early songs like "I.M.T.R.M." or "Cleanse the Flesh" and also well-structured, long and variant tracks like "Gutter's Filth".
Stay tuned for more Pestilent Reign news, early singles, and pre-orders to launch soon in the coming weeks.
Hypnotheticall are releasing a third new studio album “Synchreality” to be released via Revalve Records on March 16th.
Electronic contaminations, rarefied melodies and turbulent rhythmic inflections in a passionate sound embrace that tells us of the fragility of the human soul, of its desperate search for identity, of the definitive choice of love but above all of the mystery of life and its fatal carnality!!! 10 intense pulsations in the heart of time, where emotions never fade away!!!
New Zealand death metallers Ulcerate share the live video for “Abrogation”, the opening track off their latest full-length album Shrines of Paralysis. The video was filmed in Krakow, PL and directed by Woda i Pustka during Ulcerate’s November 2017 headline tour. Watch the live performance via YouTube HERE.
Additionally, Ulcerate will perform two exclusive New Zealand concerts on February 10 in Auckland at The Kings Arms Tavern and on March 17 in Wellington at San Fran. Stay tuned for more tour announcements in the near future.
The band’s latest album Shrines Of Paralysis is out now on CD / 2x LP / Digital via Relapse Records. Physical packages and digital orders are available via Relapse.com HERE and Bandcamp HERE.
Ulcerate Tour Dates:
Feb 10 Auckland, NZ The Kings Arms Tavern
Mar 17 Wellington, NZ San Fran
Death metal has always had roots in themes of humanity, darkness, and oppression, but when Ulcerate formed in Auckland, New Zealand in 2000, their unconventional approach to the genre quickly redefined the meaning of those concepts throughout death metal and beyond. The trio’s distinctive treatment of dynamics alongside in-depth lyrical content established the band as a formidable force long before they became the standard-bearers for a new era of death metal, one defined by meticulous passages of understated melodic sensibilities and jarring, tooth-scraping dissonance. Following the release of two promising demos, Ulcerate and The Coming of Genocide, Ulcerate released their debut full-length Of Fracture And Failure (Neurotic Records, 2007), which sent waves through the underground. Ulcerate ascended to the global stage upon the release of their 2009 sophomore record and Willowtip Records debut Everything is Fire, which garnered the band widespread critical recognition and enabled them to complete extensive tours of Europe for the first time.
Ulcerate’s next two albums found the band venturing into bleaker and more atmospheric territory than ever before. The Destroyers Of All, released via Willowtip in 2011, captivated press and audiences worldwide, even appearing at #3 on Pitchfork’s top 40 metal albums of the year. In 2013, Ulcerate joined forces with Relapse Records for the release of Vermis, which further refined the band’s doom-laden take on technical death metal and became Ulcerate’s most acclaimed and accomplished release thus far. The band are masters of their craft outside the studio, too – Ulcerate have taken the time to hone a punishing live act and establish themselves as an inimitable live presence. The band has toured the world extensively, including headlining North American tours with labelmates Inter Arma & Tombs, a headlining UK tour with Bell Witch, headlining European tours with Svart Crown and Wormed, and numerous tours of New Zealand and Australia. Ulcerate have also appeared at worldwide festivals ranging from Maryland Deathfest in the US to Hellfest in France and more.
Ulcerate's latest masterwork Shrines Of Paralysis is a flawless continuation of the band's signature sonic philosophy. Shrines Of Paralysis spans eight tracks of singular death metal, incorporating a wider range of styles and ideas than ever before. Influences both within and beyond metal abound: organic, inventive phrasings and novel compositional techniques round out a thundering package of death, doom, and black metal stylings. As is characteristic of the band, Shrines Of Paralysis is about much more than just the music. The production, themes, and atmosphere all shape Ulcerate's music, and help guide the way through a highly evocative palette of dark and light passages, subtly dramatic rhythmic manipulation, and unparalleled technical heaviness. The band's most cohesive and powerful release to date.
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Italian Black / Death cult Demonomancy premiere the new track "The Day of the Lord" at heavily trafficked web-portal NoCleanSinging.com. The track hails from the band's highly anticipated second album, Poisoned Atonement, set for international release on February 23rd via Invictus Productions. Hear Demonomancy's "The Day of the Lord" in its entirety exclusively HERE.
For a decade now, Demonomancy have been steadfast pillars of the bestial metal idiom, perfecting it over the course of two EPs and 2013's definitive debut album, Throne of Demonic Proselytism. However, whilst working with the same strident fundaments - ancient South American black/death, the rigorous Blasphemy / Beherit axiom, early proponents of metal primitivism like Profanatica and VON - hereby with Poisoned Atonement do the power-trio leave behind all pretenders and stake out a new, defiant claim of sulphurous metal magic.
Portended by the ominous new track on the 2016 split with Finnish comrades Witchcraft, Poisoned Atonement portrays a Demonomancy no longer bounded by subgenre dictates. Here, they explore all the craggiest corners of their songwriting acumen, finessing forth an endlessly burly yet richly dynamic soundfield that verily approximates the most mysterious echoes of the grand abyss. Smothering, mind-melting violence collides head on with vortextural ritualism, wild-child heavy metal abandon with austere, locked-in grind: Demonomancy not so much leave no stone unturned as they do simply CRUSH it into feeble dust under their massive, ever-masterful boots. To begin understanding the multi-layered miasma of Poisoned Atonement is to gaze deeply into its cover art...
As such, Demonomancy is the sublimation of primitive human impulses morphed into aural spears that suffocate consciousness in a perennial leprous embrace. Corrosive verses burn superficial organic tissues, revealing the pulsating flesh exposed in its primordial obscenity. In this atoning pilgrimage, the unbearable guilt gives birth to inner demons that lacerate the mendacious drape covering our hidden and irrational world. "We praise the morbid and forbidden Bestiality to be rejoined with our primeval dimension," state the band. "We praise the diseased and morbid Spirit bounded by the mortal coil’s festering chains. The body is merely a monumental epitaph. Metal of Death – Methodical Chaos."
Bow in fealty and begin your Poisoned Atonement with Demonomancy... Obeisance continues with "The Day of the Lord" HERE, courtesy of NoCleanSinging.com. Obeisance begins with the previously revealed "Fiery Herald Unbound (The Victorious Predator)" HERE at Invictus' Bandcamp, where the album can also be pre-ordered. That aforementioned cover as well as track-listing are as follows:
Metal United World Wide
United We Stand, Divided We Fall
On May 5 this year, the Metal Community will come together for a united event, Metal United World Wide. To overcome the distances between the widespread individual communities, shows will be organised in over 50 countries and almost 60 cities around the world on the same date under the united banner.
All continents except Antarctica are in. Canada, the US, Germany, Ukraine and Australia are probably the less surprising participants. The Central and Latin American countries as well as Turkey, Indonesia, Thailand and India should not come unexpected either. But how about Kenya, Zimbabwe and Gabon? And did you know that Papua New Guinea, Mongolia and Lebanon have a Metal Scene? Even war-torn Syria is planning to join the party with a show in Damascus. Currently 51 countries are participating and some others are considering to come on board as well. The first line-ups have already been announced and you might want to have a look at them and check out bands from all parts of the world. Or take a trip to one of the shows?
Here is the complete list: Metal United World Wide shows
Of course such a project needs a lot of support. The Metal Community is chipping in and assisting with promotion, media coverage, artwork and of course organising shows: www.metal-united-world-wide.com/partners So where will you party on 5 May 2018?
Finally, years after releasing their debut EP, Mumbai-based black metallers Stark Denial are set to unleash their highly anticipated full length album via the sub-label of Transcending Obscurity Records. Listen to one of their songs on Bandcamp or YouTube.
Stark Denial have conjured up a vicious album of steely black metal in the vein of Destroyer 666, Gorgoroth, (early) Mayhem, Immortal and Nargaroth. Constantly reinventing themselves, they’ve found the perfect balance in the music of their debut full length ‘Covenant of Black’ which sees their ferocity tempered with memorable songwriting. Every song on the album has its own character while remaining consistent with the overall sound. Fans of black metal that is relentless, catchy and superbly structured will find a new favourite in this band.
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