Italian Black / Doom metallers Forgotten Tomb have finished recording their new album, "We Owe You Nothing". It will include 6 songs for approx. 40 minutes of music. The album recording-sessions started in December 2016 with drums being tracked at Big Pine Creek studio in Italy, but were abruptly interrupted when singer / guitarist Ferdinando "HM" M. was involved in a life-threatening car accident that left him unable to play for months. Recording-sessions were resumed and completed in May 2017 at SPVN Studio in Italy, while mix and mastering were done in June 2017 at Planet-Z studio (Hadley, Massachussets, USA) by Chris "Zeuss" Harris (Rob Zombie, Six Feet Under, Crowbar, Soulfly, Hatebreed, etc.). The album is due in fall 2017 on Agonia Records.
In the words of the band, "The new album is another step into our constant evolution. Our trademark sound is still there but this record is heavier than anything we've done before. It's a varied one and it includes some new solutions that might catch some people off guard. It's a pissed-off record but also extremely gloomy".
Forgotten Tomb will officially return on-stage on the 21st of October 2017 at Rites of the Black Mass II festival in Bucharest, Romania and will soon start booking subsequent tours in support of the new record.
More news on "We Owe You Nothing" will follow soon.
Italian Death metallers Emortualis will release, by The Spew Records (Punishment 18 Records sublabel), the debut full-length "Biological". The album was recorded by the supervision of Stefano Ferrian (SYK, Psychofagist). Underneat the definitive track-list.
01. Intro - Dissected
02. Written By Death
03. Back From Hell
04. Future Talks
05. Biological Green Mutation - Outro
Female fronted progressive metal act Emphasis were formed in 2010 in Estonia, a small country in Northern Europe, by bassist Katya Gritskova and guitarist Pavel Korotaev. The music of Emphasis is a synthesis of classical harmonies, expressive heavy guitar riffs and the powerful voice of their amazing frontwoman Anna Ganina who joined the band in 2013. In April 2016 the band released their debut LP "Revival“ on the Italian label Underground Symphony Records. A year later, Emphasis return with the second conceptual full-length album called "Soul Transfer“.
“We are happy to announce that the work on our second full-length album is completed! We put so much energy into trying to create something new and special. Soul Transfer is our first experimental album. In cooperation with talented jazz musicians, we got a completely unexpected result, even for ourselves. Soul Transfer is our first concept album: the story of a man, his fate and enticing prospects of eternal life in the context of global digitalization. Today we can say with confidence: this is the most serious and non-standard work for us.“ - Emphasis said.
Today the band is focused on the preparations for the release and looking for a label to collaborate with.
Caverna Abismal Records have set September 4th as the international release date for Praise the Flame's momentous debut album, Manifest Rebellion, on cassette tape format.
Originally released in 2015 on CD, Manifest Rebellion continued Praise the Flame's dominance of the underground scene after their critically acclaimed Profane Cult EP in 2013. A three-headed malefic ensemble from Chile, Praise the Flame suitably invoke an uncompromising brand of death metal that's primal, violent, sinister, and heinous, whipping forth a whirlwind of vengeance-drenched decibels with no shortage of power to spare. Ever aptly titled, Manifest Rebellion is the band's most potent distillation of their by-now-characteristic sound yet, yielding winding-into-the-abyss solo-shred atop equally abyssal riff-vortexes, blitzkrieg bouts of blastbeaten speed interspersed with thrashier gallops, and diabolical commands over all – but it’s simply bigger, crazier, and more dangerous than their prior work. Or, it's simply belligerent, bazooka-blown blackthrash poisoned by the ancient spirit of acts such as early Morbid Angel, Sadistic Intent, Massacra, Asphyx, Merciless, Possessed, early Malevolent Creation, Sodom, early Death, Headhunter DC, and Kreator. Either way, Manifest Rebellion is indeed the record through which Praise the Flame have manifested their fullest potential.
Capped off by skilful mastering by Javier Felez at Moontower Studios, Manifest Rebellion is yet another testament to Chile's ongoing supremacy in the nowadays death metal scene. In the lead-up to its cassette release, the album is currently streaming at Caverna Abismal's Bandcamp HERE, where it can also be preordered.
Italian Technical / Melodic Death Metal band Integral recently released debut album Resilience on Japanese label Ghastly Music. Integral's sound can be summarized as the merging point of melodic death metal riffing, brutal blast beats, harsh vocal lines, deathcore groovy breakdowns, and mellow fusion openings. That is exactly what one gets from the 10 tracks on Resilience, along with introspective and inner conflict-based lyrics. Mixed and mastered by Ettore Rigotti (Destrage, Disarmonia Mundi, Babymetal...), the album also features Steffen Kummerer from Obscura and Tommy Talamanca from Sadist.
Recommended for fans of The Black Dahlia Murder, Beyond Creation, The Faceless, Gorod, and technical death metal in general.
Stream and/or purchase Resilience: https://integralband.bandcamp.com/releases
"Mechanical Existence Construction" promo video: https://youtu.be/jwVVhUbaLzg
Drum recording: Tommy Talamanca at "Nadir Music"
Vocal, guitar and bass recording: David Zampini at "A Mano Armata Dischi"
Keys and programming: David Zampini and Ettore Rigotti
Mixing and mastering: Ettore Rigotti at "The Metal House"
Guest vocals on Mechanical Existence Construction by: Steffen Kummerer
Guitar solo on Room with a View by: Tommy Talamanca
Illustration by: Francesco Buttarelli
Alessio Moraschini (vocals)
Massimiliano Cirelli (guitar)
Jacopo Farina (guitar)
Marco Morandi (bass)
Agostino Buttarelli (drums)
Canada's Mitochondrion to release "Antinumerology" on CD for the very first time via Krucyator Production
Canadian black/death prodigy Mitochondrion released their EP "Antinumerology" via Dark Descent Records back in 2013 on 7'', Krucyator Productions will be releasing The EP for the very first time in CD format on 26th July. It will also be released through all of the major digital platforms.
The state within the current landscape of modern death metal has not shown its promise in what seems like ages. Mitochondrion has helped signal a paradigm shift destined to bring awareness to where the elite sanctions within the Canadian extreme metal scene now reside. Initially hailing from the city adjacent to the infamous Ross Bay cemetery, Mitochondrion made quite an impression within the death metal underground with their self-released,“Archaeaeon” debut in 2008. The band introduced the death metal world to their brand of time-stretching, vitriolic, complex, brutal ambient sound. Inevitably, they would gain the reputation as one of Canada’s most devastating and creative death metal bands today with the release of “Parasignosis” in 2011, and "Antinumerology" in 2013, initially released on 7", now released on CD by Krucyator Productions.
It's been nearly 12 years to see Canker's third album finally released, but it's been worth the wait! One of Spain's most legendary death metal bands have just revealed the first single of their new album, Earthquake, which will see the light September 18th through Xtreem Music.
Containing 10 songs, Earthquake is an original blend of classic death metal with slight thrash elements and unexpected surprises which all set this band apart of the norms and typical patterns of the genre. Formed in 1990, Canker have managed to survive nearly three decades by keeping their old-school-rooted essence and fresh compositions, maintaining their status as one of Spain's leading death metal acts.
Cover artwork for Earthquake had been painted by Spanish artist Jose Vives, who's done covers for bands like Goat Worship, Itnuveth, and Retrofaith among many others. In the lead-up to its release, hear the aforementioned first track "Whale Hunt" at Xtreem Music's official YouTube channel HERE as well as Soundcloud HERE.
Unholy Prophecies have set September 16th as the international release date for the LONG-awaited debut album of Japan's Necrophile, Awakening Those Oppressed. Featuring current and ex-members of such cult bands as Anatomia, Multiplex, Messiah Death, Wormridden, and Transgressor, Necrophile arose from the ashes in 2012 after a two-decade-long slumber but are now prepared to unleash a torrent of deathrashing insanity with their very first full-length, Awakening Those Oppressed!
Formed back in 1987, Necrophile are widely considered to be one of the first death metal bands from Japan. The band was formed in 1987 by two high school students, Takaaki Ohkuma (vocals/bass, ex-Criminal Christ and later Multiplex) and Keisuke Matsunaga (guitar/drums, ex-Messiah Death). During their original tenure, they were quite prolific. They recorded two demo tapes in 1988 and 1989 - The Terminal Derangement and Beyond the Truth, respectively - and especially the second demo received a lot of attention in the the worldwide underground scene. Then, with the line-up of Takaaki (bass/vocals), Takashi Tanaka (drumers, later Transgressor and Anatomia) and Kenichi Matsunaga (guitar, later Hellchild), they recorded the Dissociated Modernity EP and a split LP with Singapore's Abhorer, both in 1991, and also played several gigs in the USA with Sadistic Intent, Deceased, and many others; they may be the first Japanese death metal act to play the States.
The original incarnation of Necrophile faded out as the members began to play in different bands, but the band reunited and played a gig in December 2012 with the line-up of Takaaki (bass/vocals), Takashi (guitar), and Keisuke (drums). After the reunion, they became active again on the live front and played many gigs in the Tokyo area. Thereafter, they appeared on the Grind Bastards #8 compilation and a split LP with Necrorite, both released in 2014.
But at long last, Necrophile's debut album is upon us! Fittingly titled Awakening Those Oppressed, Necrophile's first full-length is a literal blast from the past, like the hypothetical album that could've followed that cult split LP with Abhorer. From throttling deathrash to quick 'n' concise grindcore, with plenty of filthy headbanging in between, Awakening Those Oppressed possesses the immediately ingraining charm that recalls more innocent times: death metal's earliest, fledgling years, where subgenre splintering had yet to happen, where bands could plough through a whole range of motions so long as they were dark and, above all, DEATHLY. And that's exactly what Necrophile's debut LP is - and it keeps on raging forward, each minute as explosive and exciting as the last. Across ten tracks in 34 minutes, these veterans play with the intensity and enthusiasm of bands half their age. It's not so much a "blast from the past," then, as the past never having stopped: Necrophile are eternal, and they're Awakening Those Oppressed!
Awaken with the first track to be revealed, "Hysteria Siberiana," at Unholy Prophecies' Bandcamp HERE.
Nuclear War Now! Productions sets August 15th as the international release date for Evil's highly anticipated debut album, 邪悪を讃えよ(Rites of Evil), on vinyl LP format.
Evil are a four-piece black / speed metal band from Japan. Formed in 2011, Evil has previously released two demos and a split CD, and now looks to introduce itself to a larger audience with its first full-length album, 邪悪を讃えよ(Rites of Evil). Evil’s blend of black metal succeeds in combining the Italian speed metal assault of early Bulldozer, the unhinged Brazilian Deathcore of Sarcofago, and the uniquely Japanese vocal style of G.I.S.M. Having toiled in the shadows to prepare this black metal Molotov cocktail, Evil is eager to unleash its incendiary debut on a largely unsuspecting public. Feel the full force of their onslaught at Nuclear War Now!'s Bandcamp HERE, where the whole album is currently streaming in the lead-up to its physical release
Chilean Black / Death Metal Squad Occasvs will release debut album Nocturnal Majestic Mysteria via Unspeakable Axe Records on September 29.
A promo video for album track "Union" is available at this location. The song is an 8-minute odyssey through all of the band's startling blend of ideas and influences. Tremolo-picked riffs intertwine around blast beats, and the vocals are growled, shrieked, and even sung in eerie, stentorian harmonies
The Chilean underground scene has thrived for aeons with great bands playing every brand of extremity. Occasvs is both unique within that scene and a fitting encapsulation of it, combining black metal with death metal, heavy metal, and more. They lay in wait for years as their long-in-the-works debut album was fine-tuned to their exacting standards. Now Nocturnal Majestic Mysteria is to be unleashed on the world.
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