After three years of deathlike silence, Québécois death metal adepts Outre-Tombe return with Nécrovortex, their second album of grotesque graveyard anthems, through Temple of Mystery Records. The CD version shall be released internationally on October 17th, while the vinyl version shall follow in early December. And today, Decibel magazine streams the whole album in its entirety. Hear Outre-Tombe's Nécrovortex in its entirety exclusively HERE.
To the band’s credit, Outre-Tombe have not attempted to flood the underground with useless releases; over the course of their eight-year existence, the band has released a single demo and two albums, all of which are meticulously written, performed, and recorded. This methodical approach to their work is part of what sets Outre-Tombe apart from the majority of their peers.
With this album, Outre-Tombe continue to sharpen their sound, which faithfully captures the essence of late '80s and early '90s death metal. Outre-Tombe’s influences are no secret—they clearly draw inspiration from bands such as Grave, Nihilist, Asphyx, and Pestilence—but rattling off a list of classic death metal influences doesn’t do justice to the impact that Outre-Tombe achieve with their music, a sound that is as relentless as it is morbid.
The songs on Nécrovortex are generally aggressive and pummelling, leaving the listener with little or no respite from the assault, but even at breakneck speed, there’s a compositional intricacy on display. These songs reveal the aural machinations of horror and death through riffs that are coordinated, precisely carved and chiselled, and surgically sutured together, tightly, with no room for error. The production is just crisp enough to allow the instrumentation to stand out, permitting the listener to grasp the many memorable riffs around which each track is constructed.
The vocals are also unique. Bassist and vocalist Crachat captures the guttural essence of the French language with his vocals, disgorged and spewed across the tracks. Like every element of the band’s sound, the vocals are insistent, commanding attention. Lyrically, the band focuses on horror and the macabre, but with a rare degree of sophistication. For those capable of deciphering French, the imagery conjured by the lyrics is extraordinarily vivid and perfectly suited for the music.
Completing the overall presentation of Nécrovortex is cover art masterfully created by Matt “Putrid” Carr. It is, therefore, with tremendous honour that Temple of Mystery Records presents Outre-Tombe’s second offering on black vinyl, as well as a limited die-hard coloured vinyl edition. (description by Jason Campbell)
Heavy/Traditional Metal artists The Distinguished Order Of Disobedience (The D.O.O.D.) announce their new album "Buttercup!!!"
Following up on The D.O.O.D.'s EP Beautiful Ride, comes their second studio album "Buttercup!!!" Vocalist Brian Monkeyboy DOOD Amoroso explains what went into writing Buttercup!!!:- "We wanted this album to embrace what we felt was the feeling of a traditional heavy metal album with some twists and turns, this album runs a broad spectrum of the metal genres but remains true to our own sound."
Buttercup!!! was recorded over a period of months at three excellent studios, A/V Productions in Clearwater Fl., Master Sound Tampa, Fl. ,and Redline Studios in Osprey, Fl. Ultimately the Album was mixed by Jason Schmidt at Redline Studios. Buttercup!!! will be out October 27th worldwide. The first single Brothers is premiering on New Noise Magazine and can be seen HERE
The D.O.O.D. is a heavy metal band out of Sarasota Florida. They are currently releasing their second full length album “BUTTERCUP!!!” and are planning the next year of touring. The Distinguished Order Of Disobedience (The DOOD) are a stand out in the Florida metal Scene. Originally put together by Raynus and Jonzey DOOD, this band is making its niche among the many great independent metal acts not only in Southwest Florida, but nationally as well. Whether they are crushing shows and winning.
Reanimated Australian black metal cult Ichor stream the entirety of their long-awaited debut album, God of Thunder God of War, at heavily trafficked web-portal NoCleanSinging.com. Set for international release on October 5th via Seance Records, hear Ichor's God of Thunder God of War in its entirety exclusively HERE.
If the name Ichor isn't immediately familiar, it's for good reason: this extremely cult black metal band formed in 1993 and disbanded later that year. During that time, the band recorded and released a self-titled four-track demo tape. But, its disbanding was also for good reason: Ichor's two members, Wraith and Diablore, wanted to focus on their other band, the now-legendary Nazxul. Thus, in the grand context of Australian black metal, Ichor served as an oft-unknown yet crucial puzzle piece.
Late in 2017, the decision was made by Wraith and Diablore to re-form Ichor, and the duo promptly recorded the band's first full-length. Aptly titled God of Thunder God of War, Ichor's debut album thematically focuses on Slavic paganism. In fact, the moniker Ichor itself the ancient Greek word for the fluid that runs in the gods' veins; the concept behind using that word was that the only difference between humanity and the gods is a physical substance or principal, thusly meaning that humanity can rise to the ranks of gods.
With that foundation at hand, Ichor's God of Thunder God of War indeed soars to the heights - and likewise depths - through a sinuous surge of stout, atmospherically inclined black metal. In many ways, the album's a culmination and consolidation of the paradigmatic Australian black metal sound pioneered by Nazxul - and, by proxy, Ichor - as it wends and wends through the sturm und drang, the tragedy and triumph, for which OZBM has become so renown for nearly two decades. Suitably, here is a sound both timeless and current, breathing the essence of ancient days and charging forward across the present simultaneously: grim majesty and bittersweet melodicism commingle, their tendrils locking together as the almost-levitational thrust of Ichor's palpable physicality takes flight. It all makes for high drama, suggestive of a narrative arc, and its remarkably compact six-song/37-minute runtime feels far more epic than it has any right to be. Understandably, the album contains a rerecording of one of the original demo tracks, titled "Daughters Of Wrath" - a song about the cunning folk and practitioners of the Slavonic native faith, witches.
Let it be known, however, that God of Thunder God of War is no mere "retro" gesture: Ichor are currently working on new material, and will be an ongoing band. In the meantime, hail the old gods - God of Thunder God of War! Hail them fully exclusively HERE, courtesy of NoCleanSinging.com.
Axa Valaha Productions in collaboration with Pest Records (a Loud Rage Music division) proudly announce the upcoming release of the second studio album from Costa Rica Profane Metal purveyors Heresy! Entitled Blasphēmia, the new material is a 7 tracks Thrash Metal bomb recorded and mixed by Marcos Monnerat, and mastered in Sweden at Fascination Street Studios by Jens Bogren (Kreator, At The Gates, Opeth).
The first Blasphēmia advance single is Downpour, now available for streaming here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gFIQGTDZJLg
Heresy will start their “False Messiah Tour 18-19” this November and it will finish in February 2019!
Spanish death/doom band Sönambula have just inked a deal with Xtreem Music for the release of their second album to be entitled Bicéfalo, scheduled for international release on December 18th.
Sönambula was born in 2015, releasing an EP, Hilen Argia, that same year and a full-length album, Secuela, in 2016. The band spent the following years playing all over the country and gaining a good reputation, which caught the attention of Xtreem Music, who signed them for the release of their upcoming second album, Bicéfalo. Cover artwork was made by Igor Mugerza (Aposento, Famishgod, Ouija, Dormanth)
The style of Sönambula style can be defined as a raw, heavy, and dark blend of death, doom, and sludge, drawing influences from bands like Winter, Autopsy, early Asphyx, Celtic Frost, Nihilist, and Coffins.
Release date for Bicéfalo will be December 18th through Xtreem Music on CD format. In the meantime, hear the new track "Héroe Sangriento" HERE at Xtreem's official YouTube channel as well as at the label's Soundcloud HERE.
The most hard-hitting Swedish thrash metal band ever Carnal Forge is back and has signed a record deal with Swedish label ViciSolum Productions. The band’s new album “Gun to mouth salvation” will overtake the world on January 25, 2019. “Gun to mouth salvation” is Carnal Forge´s first album since 2007 monster release “Testify for My Victims”.
Founder Jari Kuusisto says;-
“I quit Carnal Forge after the last full-length album Testify for my victims because I was just feed up with the music industry and everything about being in the band. It took some years but I felt I was kind of missing CF, so I talked to my brother Petri and I called up Lars in 2013 and said. Hey, let's fuckin' do it! He had been waiting since the hibernation in 2010 so it was a Go! right on the spot. We made this mini CD to wake up the corpse and we did some shows but then we decided to not do any more shows until we had a new album and new fresh songs to play. It's a long boring story why it took so long time, but finally here we are now, ready to kick some serious ass again! And with us we also have Lawrence Dinamarca (Nightrage, Loch Vostok) and new vocalist Tommie Wahlberg.”
The Swedish thrash quintet Carnal Forge was formed by guitarist Jari Kuusisto in 1997 in Sala, Sweden. Since then the band has released 7 full length albums (ViciSolum, Candlelight Records, Century Media Records, WAR), 1 live DVD (Metal Mind Productions), toured in Europe, USA and Japan together with acts like Testament, Exodus, Halford, Nile, Amon Amarth, The Haunted, Immortal, Primal Fear, Pro Pain. Carnal Forge has played festivals like Wacken Open Air (DE), Sweden Rock Festival (SE), Summer Breeze (DE), Brutal Assault (CZ), Kaltenbach Open Air (A), Aalborg Metal Festival (DK), Fuck the commerce (DE), Metal Fest URI (CH), Pressure Fest (DE), Fury Fest (FR), Metal Meltdown (USA) etc.
Carnal Forge 2018 are:
Tommie Wahlberg - Vocals
Petri Kuusisto - Lead Guitar
Jari Kuusisto - Rhythm Guitar
Lars Lindén - Bass
Lawrence Dinamarca - Drums
Gun to mouth salvation - 2019 - CD - (ViciSolum)
When all else fails (2014) - mini (LL Production)
Blood War - (2009) - video single
Testify for My Victims - (2007) - CD - (Candlelight)
Aren't You Dead Yet? - (2004) - CD - (Century Media)
Destroy Live (2004) - DVD - (Metal Mind Productions)
The More You Suffer - (2003) - CD - (Century Media)
Please... Die! - (2001) - CD - (Century Media)
Firedemon - (2000) - CD - (Century Media)
Who's Gonna Burn - (1998) - CD - (War Music & Regain)
Sweet Bride - (1997) - MC demo
Greek Power Groove Metallers Full House Brew Crew have announced the release of their monstrous second album 'Me Against You' on November 16, 2018 via ROAR! Rock Of Angels Records.
After many years of absence, because of Vagelis’ duties as the bass player of the legendary Rotting Christ, Full House Brew Crew are coming back with a strong statement of an album.
“No Retreat” and “Black Empty Box” were the fan’s favourite songs from their debut album “Bet It All” and with those songs in mind, now they put out “Me Against You”, which maybe includes the heaviest power grooves ever written from a European artist.
The album can be pre-ordered here:
“Me Against You” influences came from bands like Slipknot, Five Finger Death Punch, Pantera, Metallica (Black Album era) and Black Label Society. This made the album more diverse on vocal perspective and more mature compositions! Full House Brew Crew keep on making headbang-worthy records, with melodies that stick to your brain!
Full House Brew Crew is:
Vagelis Karzis - Vocals, Guitars (Rotting Christ)
Spiros Dafalias - Bass
George Tzatzakis - Guitars
Alex Keito - Drums
Full House Brew Crew was founded during 2009 by Vagelis "Van" Karzis, member of Rotting Christ for the last 6 years. Vagelis is the lead singer, lead guitar player and the main songwriter of the band. In 2009 he wrote 10 Heavy Groove songs influenced from bands like Pantera, Black Label Society, Five Finger Death Punch, Godsmack, Metallica and on 2011 having Spiros (bass) and Sakis (drums) on his side they recorded and self-released their first full-length album called Bet It All! Being active all these years by touring and opening for some big bands and festivals in Greece! Spiritual Beggars, Corrosion Of Conformity, 1000Mods and Planet Of Zeus just to name a few!
Having their own style for the Groove rhythms, they combine with aggressiveness and catchy melodies! And just like a thunderbolt charging straight from the top of Mount Olympus, these heavy-riffing monsters are ready to become the next name of "World's Rock Gods" as been written at Spirit Of Metal!
Full House Brew Crew states: "Our first focus is to create GOOD music, then promote it to people, create loyal fan base and tour as much as possible"
"Into Zero" was recorded at Chromaticity Studios with Pedro J Monge (Vhäldemar), and mixed and mastered by Jacob Hansen at the Hansen Studios in Denmark (Volbeat, Primal Fear, Doro ...)
Rise to Fall was created in 2006 in the Basque Country (North of Spain), but it was not until 2010 when the band was completely formed. Framed in the "Death melodic metal", the band has more than 120 concerts under its belt.
Rise To Fall - In The Wrong Hands - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ssHi4_V2RWk&feature=youtu.be
Rise To Fall - Acid Drops - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5hmXHu-VWds
Inner Wound Recordings are proud to announce the signing of the Italian melodic power metal band Kalidia to the label. The band's new album "The Frozen Throne" will be released on November 23rd.
Inspired by classic power metal bands like Rhapsody of Fire, Hammerfall and Stratovarius as well as new bands like Beast In Black, Kalidia have created an uplifting melodic power metal album with the roots in classic power metal with a modern and fresh touch.
"The Frozen Throne" was produced, recorded and mixed by Lars Rettkowitz [Freedom Call], mastered by Achim Köhler [Primal Fear, Amon Amarth, Brainstorm] and the cover artwork was created by Stan W. Decker [Vanden Plas, Primal Fear].
Led by the charismatic vocalist Nicoletta Rosellini and with a really strong album behind them, Kalidia are ready to show the metal scene that they are a force to be reckoned with!
Blood Spattered Axe Records in conjunction with Guts ´n´ Blood Records are proud to reveal the track-list and the artwork cover of "Ancient Grave Ascension", the debut full length Rotten Evisceration, a putrefying death metal band from Peru; with strong shades of classic death metal which will see the light of day on November 1st. 2018.
It will be released on a three-panel digipak format, with exclusive artwork done by Indonesian artist Raymond Art (Stigmatuary, Decomposed, Bloodshed, Neoplassis, Swarm Of Serpents, Slaves Of Suffering…)
Featuring a raw death metal sound resulting from the mix of technique, brutality and harsh guitar solos, their concept album and lyrics are focused on telling horror stories and necrophilic fantasies with the undead. It is similar to a horror movie that instead of using images we do it through our powerful and insane guitar riffs attached to crushing drums.
"Ancient Grave Ascension" was recorded, mixed and mastered at Solar Empire Studio by Aquiles "Solar Empire”, Pueblo Libre – Lima, 2018.
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