Norwegian ultra-doom titans Abyssic stream the entirety of their highly anticipated second album, High the Memory, at heavily trafficked web-portal NoCleanSinging.com. Set for international release on February 22nd via Osmose Productions, hear Abyssic's High the Memory in its entirety exclusively HERE.
Abyssic is a unique symbiosis of atmospheric approaches in funeral death/doom, with black and prog influences. The signature is enhanced by orchestrations with Mellotron, Minimoog, and upright bass.
Abyssic is a result of a collaboration between Memnock (Susperia), Elvorn (Susperia), and André Aaslie (Funeral, Images At Twilight, Gromth, Profane Burial), and together with Asgeir Mickelson (ex-Borknagar, Ihsahn), they recorded the debut album A Winter's Tale in February 2016 for Osmose Productions.
Later in 2016, Tjodalv (Susperia, ex-Dimmu Borgir, Old Man's Child) and Makhashanah (AKA Henriette Bordvik - Asagraum [live], ex-Sirenia) joined Abyssic, and together with Memnock, Elvorn, and Aaslie, they bring you the Abyssic darkness with album #2, High The Memory.
In the lead up to its international release this Friday, hear High the Memory in its entirety exclusively HERE, courtesy of NoCleanSinging.com. Pre-order info can be found HERE.
El Salvador's Witchgöat unveil debut album "Egregors of the Black Faith"; streaming in its entirely via Decibel Magazine
Salvadorian black/thrashing maniacs Witchgöat's debut full length Egregors of the Black Faith comes out today via Morbid Skull Records (CD & Cassette) and Hell Productions (CD). This album is the successor of the demo Umbra Regit that came out last year.
M. Miasma (vocals) states:-
“We hope to project our first album, Egregors of the Black Faith, to the world as a tribute of our devotion to thrash/black/death metal and to show that in Central America we also share the visceral spirit of honest and direct metal that makes its way even without having great technical and economic resources, just like the spirit of South America in the ‘80s. On this album, we tried to print our version of the raw metal which we have been fans of for many years. We trust that the followers of this type of music will find it interesting.”
Stream "Egregors of the Black Faith " in its full via Decibel Magazine, AT THIS LOCATION
Witchgöat was conceived in the middle of 2016 by the long serving Salvadorian guitarist P. Scyther with the aim to form a black/thrash metal project that would carry off the effervescence of the old school thrash metal, the brutality and the precariousness of the ‘80s extreme metal, and the dire melodies of the ‘90s blackened death metal. He had shortly begun composing for the nameless project. The drummer E. Driller joined him in the early 2017 and the recording process was started straight away under the moniker of Witchgöat. The line-up of Witchgöat was completed upon the arrival of M. Miasma (vocals) and C. Fog (bassist) in the mid – 2017.
The profane quartet bestowed the demo tape “Umbra Regit” (all 33 copies were sold out immediately after issuing the pre-order) upon earth on July 31, 2018 via Morbid Skull Records. The demo assault is a momentary demonstration of the profound malignancy and the inevitable destruction that the impending debut is to inflame in the beginning of the year 2019.
The debut opus “Egregors of the Black Faith” is out on February 13, 2019 via Morbid Skull Records (El Salvador – CD & Cassette) and Hell Productions (Thailand – CD). Rejecting all type of modern technological enhancements, this opus conjures the filthiness and wickedness of the bona fide old-school extreme metal sound. With a malefic storm of barbaric black/thrashing numbers present in the album, Witchgöat is destined to intensify the spirit of the Central American metal underground.
Icelandic black metallers Örmagna stream the entirety of their striking debut album, Örmagna, at Decibel magazine's website. Set for international release on February 1st, via Signal Rex, hearÖrmagna's Örmagna in its entirety exclusively HERE.
Hailing from the modern black metal hotbed of Iceland, Örmagna are an otherwise new entity with no other public recordings, save a self-released track on Bandcamp forecasting the shape of their Örmagna debut. What can be revealed is that Naðra vocalist Ö here also handles vocals, but let comparisons end there: Örmagna are undoubtedly a poignant new development in the increasingly rich landscape of Icelandic black metal.
Right after the chopped & screwed intro to the album, Örmagna explodes with a heart-bursting amount of passion and emotion. Its spiritual basis is black metal, within and without, but as the album progresses - or, for that matter, each of its six central songs - Örmagna weave windingly epic screeds of melody and fury that cycle through a surprisingly vast array of textures and tropes. It pushes and pulls with patience and insistence alike, guiding the listener on a fever-dreaming journey through mysteries unknown and unknowable, but always with gritty physicality that's difficult to resist. As such,Örmagna is as modern as it is ancient...or, more accurately, its magickal storytelling is simply timeless.
Rounded out by mastering courtesy of Misþyrming's Dagur Gonzales, Örmagna's self-titled debut album is a proud 'n' powerful new chapter in Icelandic black metal. Fully read that chapter exclusively HERE, courtesy of Decibel, North America's only monthly metal magazine.
Indonesian metalcore band Cloudburst are currently streaming the entirety of their self-titled new album at Decibel Magazine. The album will be released tomorrow via Samstrong Records.
Stream the album in full here: https://www.decibelmagazine.com/2019/01/03/full-album-stream-cloudburst-cloudburst/
Cloudburst is back with self-titled album, coming out January 4 2019. The nine tracks embody a metallic hardcore aesthetic, full of discord and brutality yet still melodic and charming. The chaotic influences of bands like Converge and Botch mix seamlessly with shredding guitar solos from Slayer, Keith Moon-ish pounding drums, and maniac vocals reminiscent of Pig Destroyer and Cattle Decapitation.
Black metal antagonists Vetala stream the entirety of their highly anticipated third album, Retarded Necro Demential Hole, at heavily trafficked web-portal NoCleanSinging.com. Set for international release on December 25th via Harvest of Death, a division of Signal Rex, hear Vetala's Retarded Necro Demential Hole in its entirety exclusively HERE.
If the raw Portuguese black metal scene has (rightfully) reaped renown or at least reverential infamy, then Vetala's third full-length strike shall be the sonic vomit to ruin everyone's day. For over a decade now, exploring the most depraved and transgressive corners of what BLACK METAL can be has marked this duo as nigh-on untouchable. Unrepentantly noisy, accidentally avant-garde, furiously FUCK OFF: although continuing the dark, disgusting work laid down by Black Circle forerunners Irae and Mons Veneris, Vetala have become an idiom unto themselves. And now, with the aptly titled Retarded Necro Demential Hole do the duo abase themselves and bow down before the all-consuming powers of ritual retardation; these four, nameless songs have no reason to exist, if only to rain faeces on good taste and any and all conceptions of "black metal." In fact, it's so beyond primitive and artlessly improvisational, so nightmarishly unhinged, one could qualify it as PRE-black metal.
Exquisitely twisted as always, clanging and crazed and amorphously wandering into landscapes far too perverse to grasp, Retarded Necro Demential Hole is the final punctuation, the last severed shred of sanity, for Portuguese black metal. This album REALLY isn't for you!
Find out for yourself the FULL stratifying powers of Vetala's Retarded Necro Demential Hole exclusively HERE, courtesy of NoCleanSinging.com.
Spanish grind band Ernia are now streaming their self-titled new album over at the Toilet ov Hell. The album will be released this Friday via Absolute Contempt Records. The site commented that the album is "a neck-snapping ride that strikes a great balance between brutality and experimentation."
Listen to the album here: https://toiletovhell.com/full-album-stream-ernia/?fbclid=IwAR0mfGIDFKjtLF0uCEJf5dhgKtTLtqvaBdWVRpIjrEQm2QoDw_sTEpl8dmA
Pre-order the album here: https://erniatheband.bandcamp.com/album/ernia
Daniel E. -- Guitar
Daniel V. -- Guitar
Gabi -- Drums
Omar -- Vocals
Somnambulic doom metallers Vanishing Kids stream the entirety of their highly anticipated fourth album, Heavy Dreamer, at heavily trafficked web-portal CVLTNation.com. Set for international release on November 30th via Svart Records, hear Vanishing Kids' Heavy Dreamer in its entirety exclusively HERE.
Hailing from Wisconsin, Vanishing Kids has been an ever-evolving artistic and musical journey since the early 2000s, with core members and founders Jason Hartman (Jex Thoth) and Nikki Drohomyreky on vocals. As kids of the '70s and '80s who grew up on metal, prog rock, krautrock, psych, punk, and goth, they have managed to carve out a niche of their own for themselves.
The band's newest and most powerful culmination arose when Jason Hartman’s childhood hero - and Midwest metal legend - Jerry Sofran (Lethal Heathen, Mirrored Image) joined in 2013. Shortly thereafter, the hard-hitting Hart Allan Miller (Wartorn, Deathwish, Tenement) joined on drums to complete the line-up.
Being the first full-length outing from Vanishing Kids in over five years, Heavy Dreamer is soaked in captivating shoegazey fuzz vaguely reminiscent of what My Bloody Valentine would sound like had they grown up on a diet of psychedelic doom metal and occult rock.
Hear all of it for yourself exclusively HERE, courtesy of CVLTNation.com. Also hear - and especially see - for yourself with the previously revealed video for "Creation" HERE at Svart's official YouTube channel. Pre-order info can be found HERE.
Swedish black metal mavericks Voodus stream the entirety of their highly anticipated debut album, Into the Wild, at Decibel magazine's website. Set for international release today via Shadow Records (distributed & marketed by Regain Records), hear Voodus' Into the Wild in its entirety exclusively HERE.
Although a seemingly new name, Voodus' history stretches back to 2004 when the band was known as Jormundgang. Under this banner, the band first released a few demos and then an album for the well-respected Christhunt label in 2014. Sensing the need for a fresh outlook, they changed their moniker to Voodus and began sharpening their knives. And carved from these blades emerged the 2015 EP, NightQueen, subsequently followed by the Serpent Seducer Saviour 10" in 2017.
Infused with the same spirit as the preceding EPs, with Into the Wild Voodus has honed their craft to its fiercest and most finesse essence. This record is indeed a wild and winding ride through the murky depths of starkly melodic yet crypt-pure black metal. Their sound is staunchly rooted in the 1990s - with ice-cold melodies racing across the searing surge of black metal – but breathes a refreshing sense of dynamics and pacing. Voodus does not engage with the blast-a-thons of old, the indiscernible blur of one song protracted over 30-plus minutes. Instead, the quartet unloads expert compositional variety here, with memorable melodicism constantly at the forefront - all of it framed in a clear and cutting production courtesy of the esteemed Necromorbus Studio. And it's a truly epic experience clocking in at 61 minutes, allowing the listener's wanderlust to truly run wild.
Join the hunt and go Into the Wild with Voodus! Fully hunt exclusively HERE, courtesy of Decibel, North America's only monthly metal magazine. Order info can be found HERE at Helter Skelter Productions' Bandcamp, distributed & marketed by Regain Records.
Prolific Russian Metal group Second To Sun has partnered with Antihero Magazine for the premiere of forthcoming album The Walk.
Stream The Walk:
Second To Sun will release The Walk on November 25. As merciless and brutal as the frosts of Siberia, The Walk is available for pre-order digitally through all online retailers and streaming platforms, as well as on CD.
Apple Music: https://goo.gl/UPsWmr
The instrumental edition of The Walk will be released on November 26 and can be pre-ordered at this location.
"We Are Not Alone" (Official Video) - https://youtu.be/cdLQpwXrkZg
"The Train 1702" (Official Video) - youtu.be/lnnfvv-r1bE
"Black Lines" (Drum Playthrough Video) - youtu.be/0II-q6RdR3E
Second To Sun is a metal band from Saint Petersburg, Russia, founded in 2012 by its guitarist Vladimir Lehtinen. Second To Sun concentrate on the musical and creative aspect more and use visual elements on every song (artwork, lyrics, behind the song infos etc.) to give more depth and back story to the music. The band's music contains a blend of metal genres: on the one hand, it has the many rhythmic elements of groove metal; on the other -hand, it continues the legacy of such classic Scandinavian black metal bands as Emperor, Mayhem, and Dakthrone.
Such diverse musical roots of the band protrude from Vladimir Lehtinen's songwriting, Gleb Sysoev's soul-crushing vocals and Fedor Borovsky's groovy drum lines. The band releases two versions of each album - the vocal and the instrumental one. Each individual instrumental composition is accompanied by unique artwork and a hefty description of the story the composition tells, which provides a deeper insight into the music, as well as the band's inspiration and creative process. Second To Sun has released released two albums - The First Chapter and The Black, and is now getting ready to release third album The Walk.
Second to Sun YouTube Channel
French doomlords Witchthroat Serpent stream the entirety of their highly anticipated third album, Swallow the Venom, at Decibel magazine's website. Set for international release on November 23rd via Svart Records, hear Witchthroat Serpent's Swallow the Venom in its entirety exclusively HERE.
Hailing from Toulouse, Witchthroat Serpent have dabbled in unnatural psychedelia and the black arts for some time now, producing fine pieces of vinyl such as the critically acclaimed slab of ultra-doom Sang-Dragon in 2016. This November, the group are returning with venom, as the serpentine new album Swallow The Venom hits turntables across the riff-worshiping world.
From the pagan chants of "Feu Sacré" to the aggressive trance of "Might of the Unfailing Source," Witchthroat Serpent have expanded their weaponry and truly mastered their art. Split into eight consciousness-expanding tracks, Swallow The Venom presents a dangerous expedition into the nether-regions of esoteric doom metal, filled with strange mind-altering plants, low frequencies, and rites of strange cults. Armed with the fire of Fallen Angel, Witchthroat Serpent are a force to be reckoned with.
Feel the full force of that reckoning exclusively HERE, courtesy of Decibel, North America's only monthly metal magazine. Also hear - and see - the previously revealed video for "Scorpent Serpion" HERE at Svart's official YouTube channel.
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