Dark Essence Records have announced the details of the new album from veteran Norwegian Black Metallers Sarkom, which is set to hit the streets on the 2nd December.
Titled "Anti-Cosmic Art" the seven-track album was originally intended to mark the band's tenth anniversary, but was delayed due to a combination of personal and technical difficulties that often beset bands and skew carefully laid release plans. Which, as it happens, worked out for the best, because it gave the band time to rethink, and produce an album that proves beyond a shadow of a doubt that Sarkom is a long way from being a "one trick pony", as is often the case on the Black Metal scene.
To mark the release of "Anti-Cosmic Art" Sarkom will play the following two Norwegian dates:
03 Dec: Good Omens, Trondheim
17 Dec: Revolver, Oslo
More information about Sarkom can be found on the band’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/sarkom
Greek progressive black metal horde Aenaon will release their third studio offering next month via Code666. Titled Hypnosophy, the seven track offering was captured at Crown Audio Conspiracies and is a work of vision and devotion. Dreamlike yet nightmarish, sensual yet dark, an extreme and progressive musical effort complemented by the unique art of Łukasz Wodyński, Hypnosophy is a portal to a glorious surrealistic journey.
Hypnosophy will be released via Aural Music sub-label Code666 on CD, vinyl, and digital formats on November 25th in Europe and December 9th in North America. Pre-orders are available at THIS LOCATION.
In the meantime, sample first single "Oneirodynia" at THIS LOCATION.
"'Oneirodynia' is the opening track of our new album," elaborates the band, "an progressive inferno that offers no compromise. From the stormy parts to the more tranquil movements, 'Oneirodynia' simulates all the pleasures and sufferings that an individual can experience in the state of dreaming."
Hypnosophy Track Listing:
2. Fire Walk With Me
3. Earth Tomb
6. Thus Ocean Swells
Upon Shadows is proud to present their new single "Geometry Of Music" to be released on October 18th, 2016.
"Geometry Of Music" was recorded in Oulu, Finland and Montevideo, Uruguay and have a special participation of Kimmo Luttinen Luttinen (ex-Impaled Nazarene ,ex-Isänmaa, ex-Legenda, The Perforators, ex-Beherit, ex-Catamenia, ex-The Black League, ex-Plan E, ex-Terveet Kädet) on drums.
“We feel extremely grateful and honoured to have the participation of one of the biggest Finnish black metal legend!"
Upon Shadows - "Geometry Of Music"
Mixed and mastered by Mika Pohjola at Soundmix recording studio, Oulu, Finland.
Metal Sucks is streaming Bestialized's new album in its entirety HERE. It's a niche style but if you like your music to be volatile and scathing in the black / death metal vein, you need this in your life.
Bestialized return to wreak havoc one more time. 'Termestella Cvltvs' is the band's third and latest, and even more ferocious than the predecessors. This is Slayer of the 21st century - if you consider how extreme the sound can develop while keeping that same fiery intent alive and with the aid of the newest and the harshest form of black and death metal. Only the South Americans can whip up such a storm, taking a leaf from revolutionary acts like Krisuin, Abhorrence and Rebaelliun, and furthermore using that level of lightening-speed execution to propel an even sharper and vicious form of extreme metal. The hate that is emitted here is unparalleled. The causticity is palpable - your skin can feel it. It's time to take things up a notch or 10 and revel in this new form of malicious and wicked music. This is the purest form of blistering black metal that remains unabated and ruthless from start to finish. A real adrenaline rush, if there ever was one for this style of uncompromising music.
Ukrainian Barbaric Black Metal horde Balfor, which recently announced signing with legendary French black metal label Drakkar Productions, revealed the cover artwork and track listing for the band’s forthcoming effort, entitled “Black Serpent Rising”.
The “Black Serpent Rising” artwork created by Ukrainian artist Nurgeslag (Rotting Christ).
Balfor states: “We are very excited to reveal the first details of our new album entitled 'Black Serpent Rising'. The cover artwork was created by a Ukrainian artist Nugeslag who was the talent and mastermind behind the cover artwork on the latest Rotting Christ albums. His work is unique and exquisite, and captures perfectly the whole concept of the album. A true piece of art!”
"Black Serpent Rising" will be released January 15th via Drakkar Productions
The album was recorded at More Music Studio in Kyiv, Ukraine. Mixed and mastered at Blacklight Studio by Shaddar (Khors, Ulvegr, etc.).
Balfor is a Ukrainian Black Metal band from Kyiv featuring Khors, Raventale and ex-Hate Forest members.
Thorgeir – vocals, guitars
Athamas – bass, vocals
Astaroth Merc - guitars
Khaoth – drums, percussion
W.T.C. Productions sets December 6th as the international release date for the long-awaited third album of long-running black metal cult Crimson Moon, Oneironaut. Crimson Moon was established in 1994 by Scorpios Androctonus - known also for his work with Acherontas, Zemial, Demoncy, Melechesh, and Akrabu among others - as a solo project in the U.S. and relocated to Germany in 1998.
After working with different members throughout the years, 2016 reveals the long-awaited third full-length release titled Oneironaut. Four years in the making, this album has returned to the roots of the line-up and was written, performed, and recorded once again entirely by Scorpios Androctonus with additional guest appearances by members of Acherontas, Demoncy, and Ralph Santolla (ex-Deicide, Death, Obituary) on select tracks.
The aura of Oneironaut is a familiar one to previous Crimson Moon releases in the spirit and atmosphere, both musically and lyrically. A definite progression is also introduced in song structure and strategic use of additional instruments, including exotic instruments such as the Esraj, Frame Drums, Tanpura, Cretan Lyra, fretless acoustic bass, and innovative uses of acoustic guitars among other stringed instruments and percussion.
The music of Oneironaut executes a blend of mystical, dream-like atmospheres which morph from violent and aggressive black metal synonymous with the occult atmosphere. Lyrically, the topics vary from traditional Necronomicon-inspired myths, Sumerian lore, astral projection, and lucid dreaming to content that covers homage to the old goddesses of worship, survival of the fittest/breaking the myths of equality, and spiritual transcendence.
As of 2016, Crimson Moon has established a new and potent full lineup which will debut its first live appearance this month, which will be the first live performance from Crimson Moon in nearly a decade, and the first time to perform live on European soil. More select live shows will follow and are being booked for the remainder of the year and 2017.
The new Crimson Moon new line-up consists of:
Scorpios Androctonus - bass and vocals
Sabnoc - guitars and backing vocals
Vual - drums and percussion
Agreas - guitars
With the new line up, work is currently being put into new material for an upcoming split release that will be announced by the end of 2016, which will forebode much more to come in 2017.
On December 9th, Iron Bonehead Productions, in conspiracy with Tour De Garde, is proud to present Démonos' debut mini-album, From Sacred to Profane, on CD format. Hailing from India, Démonos are a black metal duo who derive ancient esoteric wisdom from the occult, nature, and theology. Démonos reflect the futility of ever-spawning man-made doctrines rising out of those that dictate the race of most humankind. Philosophically, both the sound and imagery is aimed to thwart all known dictates of empty societal conformity as a whole. This is to be achieved and practised through hymns and transmissions ebbing beyond human planes and across endless celestial realms.
Led by the entity Démonos Obscurís, who after years of malefic and obscure presence in the Indus underground, has now embarked upon a sonic journey to conjure dark apocalyptic music featuring collaborations with artists of analogous equivalence. Across four tracks in 23 minutes, From Sacred to Profane conjures an avant-garde atmosphere firmly entrenched in the purest black arts. It is a sound both ageless and timeless, the commingling of demonology and the occult spread forth by enshrouded parapsychological spirit-beings. Now, with the alliance between Iron Bonehead and Tour De Garde, Démonos are prepared to lift their veil and traverse the cosmos with From Sacred to Profane. Two tracks have no been unveiled at the band's Bandcamp HERE.
My Kingdom Music has revealed details of "Welcome The Dead", the seventh full-length album from Norwegian Black Metallers Crest Of Darkness, which is set to hit the streets on the 2nd December in both CD and Digital formats, as well as a double LP format which will feature a special bonus track.
Recorded at the at MLP Studio by Nils H. Mæhlum, and mastered at the Kvålsonic Lab by Tom Kvålsvoll, the nine-track album promises to be the heaviest, darkest and most introspective album in the band's twenty plus year history.
The artwork for "Welcome the Dead" features the extraordinary Zombie Foetus sculptures created by the Italian artist Andrea Falaschi.
Crest Of Darkness' line-up, includes founder and frontman Ingar Amlien (Roquefire, Conception, Amlien's Inferno) on bass and vocals, Rebo on guitars, Bernhard (ex- Pale Forest) on drums, and Kristian Wentzel on keyboards. Earlier this year Amlien admitted that he sees "Welcome the Dead" as having a special significance for him personally: " I've put a hell of a lot of myself and my emotions into this album, even more so than usual. I've always felt that when we are on stage, we create a sort of magic, and this time we have been able to transfer that magic to the recordings. You could say this is my personal Black Mass".
Diabolus Arcanium have announced that their new album "Death Of A World" will be out during fall 2016, the new album is a departure from the band's "Symphonic black metal" style of their previous album "Path of ascension" which was released in 2015 to a great success and rave reviews, the band's current singer and former lead guitarist Vyas Hex Manalan has noted that the songs are totally different and swings between industrial metal and alternative rock. DA also uploaded the album artwork on their social media.
The Black / Thrash Metal veteran group from Bucharest, Romania, Akral Necrosis are set to release a new album this Autumn. “Underlight” comes out on the 14th of October via Loud Rage Music on CD and digital.
“Underlight” contains nine tracks that can only be described as darker and more far reaching than all past releases of Akral Necrosis. Unlike “Pandemic Dominion”, the new album no longer presents a narrative concept, but a thematic one, with all songs being related to death.
The new full length has been recorded at Studio 148 by Marius Costache, who also handled the mix and master.
The release of “Underlight” marks a new collaboration between the band and Costin Chioreanu from Twilight13Media. The artist managed to perfectly capture the essence of the new album by creating the perfect artwork for it.
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