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.
Finnish black metal mavericks Sacrificium Carmen stream the entirety of their highly anticipated second album, Hermetica, at heavily trafficked web-portal IndyMetalVault.com. If the band's critically acclaimed Ikuisen Tulen Kammiossa debut displayed the band as a serious contender to be reckoned with in years to come, then the follow-up Hermetica shall prove that Sacrificium Carmen are ready to be spoken of amongst esteemed countrymen like Horna, Baptism, Sargeist, Kadotus, and Behexen. Set for international release on November 16th via Saturnal Records, hear Sacrificium Carmen's Hermetica in its entirety exclusively HERE.
Hailing from the ever-fertile Finnish black metal scene, Sacrificium Carmen both embody their home country's prevailing underground idiom and offer a unique, diabolical twist to it. Founded in 2009 by vocalist Hoath Cambion and guitarist Advorsvs, the band draws their inspiration from the areas of occultism and Satanism exclusively. Sacrificium Carmen became active in 2012 with a full line-up, and soon released their debut demo, Sanansaattaja, in 2013 via Finnish underground label Spread Evil Productions. After the demo’s release, the band excelled in the areas of live shows and split releases, which all spread well around the underground scene. In 2014, Sacrificium Carmen started working on a debut full-length album, and the demo recordings led into a signing of a record deal with Saturnal Records for the debut album Ikuisen Tulen Kammiossa.
Following its release during the autumn of 2015, Ikuisen Tulen Kammiossa reaped widespread acclaim, and opinion was nearly unanimous: Sacrificium Carmen was a definite contender. Now, the band has further intensified and refined their sound with LP#2, Hermetica. Here you will find the same approach black metal with a melodic and atmospheric touch where all tendencies have been directed into very aggressive and sinister output, where Finnish black metal sound meets murky death metal sound as witnessed with orthodox black metal acts - but more vibrantly expressed, suggestive of the band's onstage confidence. Like its full-length predecessor, Hermetica presents eight equally dynamic tracks, dragging the listener to the sulphurous depths, with characteristic vapour trails of hypnotizing melody lingering above the tar-thick sewage. One could even say Sacrificium Carmen are more "rocking" here, and even more melodic simultaneously - but let it be known that the band are still exquisitely filthy and exceptionally well-recorded.
The more things change, the more they stay the same, or so the saying goes. Sacrificium Carmen keep the fires of Finnish black metal burning and hold high the torch with Hermetica! Feel the full burn exclusively HERE, courtesy of IndyMetalVault.com.
Swiss Mathcore band Cortez are streaming the entirety of their new album No More Conqueror over at Moshville Times. The album is highly recommended for fans of Converge, Botch, Meshuggah and The Dillinger Escape Plan.
Listen to the album here: http://www.moshville.co.uk/feature/2018/11/album-stream-premiere-cortez-no-more-conqueror/
Pre-order the album here: https://cortez.bandcamp.com/album/no-more-conqueror
No More Conqueror is out now via WOOAAARGH.
Gregoire Quartier - drums
Antoine Läng - vocals
Jeremy Spagnolo - guitars
Mexico's Forbidden Rites release debut album "Pantheon Arcanum" via GrimmDistribution; streaming in its full at Legacy Magazine
Born in 1996 in Mexico, Forbidden Rites play black/death metal, charged with grim melodies. After remaining dormant for nearly two decades, they have finally released the debut album, Pantheon Arcanum, via GrimmDistribution. The band is currently having members located in both Mexico and Cyprus.
Legacy Magazine is streaming the album in its full AT THIS LOCATION
Forbidden Rites is a black/death metal band, having members located in Mexico and Cyprus. The band was established in 1996 by Juan Carlos Martinez (Guitar), Raúl Campos (Guitar) and Hugo Olivos (drums) under a different name but they did not release anything officially till now. After 20 years of silence, the band decided to unleash the unconcluded chapter by creating new dark hymns of death. With the addition of Vlad Marin on vocals and bass, the line-up was fully completed. Forbidden Rites musically resembles early ‘90s Scandinavian black/death acts such as Necrophobic, Dissection, Sacramentum, Mork Gryning, Old Man´s Child, Vinterland, and Dawn. Lyrically, the band takes their nihilist black texts from the letters of Alonso Guzman (a well-known Mexican writer and a long-time friend of the band) and Sergio Campos.
Forbidden Rites finally delivers the awaited debut album, Pantheon Arcanum, portraying the dark essence of the magic early ‘90s. Through demonic vocals, obscure and heavy sonic elements, alongside the help of some melodic passages that do not entomb the destructive and sharpened sound characteristic, they evoke the ancient rituals that have remained silent over the years.
The album was recorded in two different locations: drums were recorded at Steel Fortress Studioin Nicosia, Cyprus, and guitars, bass and vocals were recorded at Sound Village Studio in Toluca Mexico. Mastered in Germany by Andy Classen (Rotting Christ, Asphyx, Krisiun) at Stage One Studios in 2018. Art work by Riaj Gragoth at Luciferium War Graphics. The band features members of Xiuhtehcutli, Ardra Ill and Vomitile.
"Pantheon Arcanum" is out worldwide on November 07, 2018 on CD via GrimmDistribution.
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)
Japanese black metalpunks Sex Messiah stream the entirety of their highly anticipated debut album, Eastern Cult of Sodomy, at heavily trafficked web-portal CVLTNation.com. Set for international release on October 15th via Nuclear War Now! Productions for the vinyl LP format - the CD version is currently available - hear Sex Messiah's Eastern Cult of Sodomy in its entirety exclusively HERE.
Over the last decade, the Japanese underground metal/punk phenomenon Sex Messiah have produced a series of impressive demos and EPs, firmly establishing their wretched presence in the Japanese underground. In addition to the scattered releases they’ve left behind, Sex Messiah have also become well known for the savagery of their live performances. Following the 2016 vinyl release by Nuclear War Now! of a previously nearly impossible-to-obtain split tour CD with the band’s Brazilian confederates Impurity, Sex Messiah turned their attention to producing their debut full-length LP for NWN!
At last, after ten years of developing and refining their sound, Sex Messiah presents Eastern Cult of Sodomy. With this album, Sex Messiah have perfected their style, which defies easy categorization, but might be considered an amalgamation of Brazilian black/death such as Sextrash and Impurity, Japanese punk like GISM and Lip Cream, and the occasional riff that hints of evil thrash and early black metal like Sodom or Japan's Sabbat. One might be tempted to think that such a diverse array of influences would turn to mush when mixed; however, Sex Messiahhave proven themselves more than capable of weaving together disparate sounds in the service of something more powerful and thereby avoid sounding derivative and dull.
Indeed, Sex Messiah is undeniably pure in the violence of their intent—the songs are succinct, relentless, and abrasive but offer a broad spectrum of textural and atmospheric elements. The ability to simultaneously cultivate ominous atmosphere around the violent core of Sex Messiah’s songs lends the album a unique character, and the writing is diverse such that no riff feels forced or redundant.
One facet of the band that sets it apart from many of its contemporaries—although it may also be considered a nod to the aforementioned GISM—is the use of industrial noise intros and interludes. It, therefore, comes as no surprise that Moenos, guitarist and founding member of the band, also has a solo project for her “Satanic Blacknoise”—as she refers to it—which bears resemblance to the noisier passages on the album.
With this release, Sex Messiah has perfected their message and stands poised to extend the band’s influence, summoning more adherents to the Eastern cult. Hear all of it for yourself exclusively HERE, courtesy of CVLTNation.com.
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