Italian black/death cult Demonomancy stream the entirety of their highly anticipated second album, Poisoned Atonement, at heavily trafficked web-portal CVLTNation.com. Set for international release on February 23rd via Invictus Productions, hear Demonomancy's Poisoned Atontement in its entirety exclusively HERE.
For a decade now, Demonomancy have been steadfast pillars of the bestial metal idiom, perfecting it over the course of two EPs and 2013's definitive debut album, Throne of Demonic Proselytism. However, whilst working with the same strident fundaments - ancient South American black/death, the rigorous Blasphemy / Beherit axiom, early proponents of metal primitivism like Profanatica and VON - hereby with Poisoned Atonement do the power-trio leave behind all pretenders and stake out a new, defiant claim of sulphurous metal magic.
Portended by the ominous new track on the 2016 split with Finnish comrades Witchcraft, Poisoned Atonement portrays a Demonomancy no longer bounded by subgenre dictates. Here, they explore all the craggiest corners of their songwriting acumen, finesse forth an endlessly burly yet richly dynamic sound-field that verily approximates the most mysterious echoes of the grand abyss. Smothering, mind-melting violence collides head on with textural ritualism, wild-child heavy metal abandon with austere, locked-in grind: Demonomancy not so much leave no stone unturned as they do simply CRUSH it into feeble dust under their massive, ever-masterful boots. To begin understanding the multi-layered miasma of Poisoned Atonement is to gaze deeply into its cover art...
As such, Demonomancy is the sublimation of primitive human impulses morphed into aural spears that suffocate consciousness in a perennial leprous embrace. Corrosive verses burn superficial organic tissues, revealing the pulsating flesh exposed in its primordial obscenity. In this atoning pilgrimage, the unbearable guilt gives birth to inner demons that lacerate the mendacious drape covering our hidden and irrational world. "We praise the morbid and forbidden Bestiality to be rejoined with our primeval dimension," state the band. "We praise the diseased and morbid spirit bounded by the mortal coils festering chains. The body is merely a monumental epitaph. Metal of Death – Methodical Chaos."
Bow in fealty and begin your Poisoned Atonement with Demonomancy... Full obeisance can be found exclusively HERE, courtesy of CVLTNation.com. Preorder info can be found HERE.
When All Hope Fades - the new album from Spain's Ataraxy is now streaming in its entirety at Decibel Magazine. The band's second offering of doom-laden death metal is due out February 16 on CD, cassette and digital formats via Dark Descent Records.
Stream When All Hope Fades now at https://www.decibelmagazine.com/2018/02/09/full-album-stream-ataraxy-hope-fades/.
Pre-orders are available through the Dark Descent Store and Bandcamp. Vinyl treatment coming through Me Saco Un Ojo Records.
Blood Harvest Records sets April 6th as the international release date for Taphos' first two recordings on CD, entitled Demo MMXVI & 7" EP MMXVII.
A young Danish death metal band hailing from the same scene as Undergang and Phrenelith, Taphos create a classic - and classically gutted - style of Metal of Death. Their first recording, Demo MMXVI, was indeed recorded in 2016, to be followed a year later by the two-song EP MMXVII. The demo, in particular, possessed a darkly thrashing sound highly reminiscent of turn-of-the-'90s death metal on both sides of the Atlantic, as resolutely Scandinavian as it was American; its filthy propulsion is as palatably fresh as it is authentically ancient. On the subsequent EP, Taphos' sound becomes more world-eating, their songwriting aims more epic whilst not losing the raw fury of their beginnings. Together, these six songs are an auspicious start as any.
Taphos have recently finalized the recording of their debut album, which will see release later this spring/summer through Blood Harvest, and is currently being mastered at Resonance Sound by Daniel Lowndes. Additionally, Demo MMXVI will be released separately on vinyl as a 12".
In the meantime, the entirety of the CD edition can be streamed HERE at Blood Harvest's Bandcamp. Preorder info for the vinyl can be found HERE, and the preorder for the CD can be found HERE.
Death metal classicists Ectoplasma stream the entirety of their highly anticipated second album, Cavern of Foul Unbeings, at Transcending Obscurity webzine. Set for international release today via Memento Mori, hear Ectoplasma's Cavern of Foul Unbeings in its entirety exclusively HERE.
Hailing from Greece, the band was initiated by Giannis Grim (Carnal Dread, Humanity Zero, Death Trap, Vultur) and George Wolf (Forced In, Dismal Chant, Vultur) when Carnal Dread and Forced In shared the bill at a local show back in the grip of winter of 2012. Both musicians being real zealots of what death metal was known for back in the late 80's and the early 90's - in other words, no tech wankery and no crystal-clear production - they rapidly entered the studio just to start jamming, and ultimately gave birth to Ectoplasma.
Shortly after, the Everlasting Deathreign demo was discharged upon mankind, granting the band some following among diehard fans of unpolished death metal. On subsequent releases (the Spitting Coffins debut album and the split tape with Hatevomit), the band kept on perfecting their craft and obtaining more adherents of their underground creed, reaching a more mature sound by the time the Skeletal Lifeforms EP was released in late 2016 (tape format) / early 2017 (CD format), in which Ectoplasma shamelessly manifested their devotion to muddy, organic, disgusting, bone-breaking, and rotten-to-the-core DEATH METAL influenced by the early offerings of bands such as Autopsy, Baphomet, Asphyx, Morta Skuld, Grave, Demigod, Gutted, Death, and Judecca, only with their own personal twist.
With the recent addition of Dion K. Alastor (Vultur) on guitars and Giannis Botsis (Embrace of Thorns, Thou Art Lord) on drums, Ectoplasma are ready to continue their foul crusade against inane, overproduced "death metal" and take it to the next level of grime and decrepitude. And indeed, they accomplish that - and much more - with their absolutely gutsfucking second album, Cavern of Foul Unbeings. So accurately titled, it's almost ridiculous, Cavern of Foul Unbeings is a sickening plunge into ancient death metal's darkest and most disgusting depths. Here, Ectoplasma take all the mangled 'n' mangling elements of their most recent work and simply perfect them in a most punishing 'n' pustulent way. If one were to close his eyes, Cavern of Foul Unbeings could easily be mistaken for a stalwart album release in that grand year of 1992 - but open your eyes and the nightmare continues, decades later and disregarding all shameful and softening trends under the banner of death ever since. But, beyond the band's slavish devotion to the almighty Metal of Death, what really puts Cavern of Foul Unbeings over is the strength of its songwriting; each song is as solid and seamless as the one prior, and each one offers its own personality and surprises. That they conclude the album with a cover of the legendary Unleashed's "The Immortals" speaks to Ectoplasma's grounding and undying belief in actual SONGwriting.
Featuring era-accurate cover artwork courtesy of Raul Fuentes and clear 'n' crushing mastering by The Crypt's Ted Tringo, Cavern of Foul Unbeings proves that the past is truly alive - and deader than ever! Hear all of it for yourself exclusively HERE, courtesy of Transcending Obscurity webzine
Death metal classicists Rotheads stream the entirety of their highly anticipated debut album, Sewer Fiends, at heavily trafficked web-portal IndyMetalVault.com. Set for international release on January 22nd via Memento Mori, hear Rotheads' Sewer Fiends in its entirety exclusively HERE.
Hailing from Romania, the putrid ensemble of Rotheads was formed in Bucharest back in 2014 as an old-school death metal side-project to the experimental doom / noise / stoner-improv band Keeng Ra'at; both bands contained the same three members. By 2015, five songs were written, and recordings began in December of that year. Ultimately, six songs (plus intro and outro) came out in April 2016 as the Unfazed by Death demo, which turned out to be a remarkable, sick trip into the bowels of murky and foul-smelling death metal. In the meantime, another guitarist joined the band, and the original bassist left and rejoined later on. The original drummer and vocalist also left the band in August, and another drummer has since joined, while the vocals are now handled by the original guitarist. Rotheads have played only a few times live, the most memorable being two gigs around Romania with the legendary Sadistic Intent.
"Aptly fucking titled" is an understatement when it comes to Sewer Fiends. Here, Rotheads take their aggregate influences - particularly from the classic early '90s Finnish scene (Abhorrence, early Sentenced, Demigod, Depravity), as well as other timeless crypt dwellers such as Autopsy, Incantation, Carnage, Accidental Suicide, Grave, and Asphyx - and proceed to create a mesmerizingly murky 'n' moody work with their debut album. The sewage is piled high and plentifully, as foul 'n' fetid riffs flow fast and freely, but always with a clearly discernible direction; after all, Rotheads are firmly grounded in the timeless songwriting style of old-school death metal, where feeling and texture are paramount over technique and other flashy wank. And those riffs continue to roll ever forward, malevolently and majestically, just like a (filth-strewn) tank. And yet, amidst all this crunch and carnage lay a layering of eerie melody atop, evoking fresh crypts opening slowly or the tension of wandering further into tomb-like sewers. Indeed, Rotheads are as aptly named as their album is titled, and we dare you to emerge from their mouldy embrace completely clean - there's just no way to wash off this horror!
As an appetizer, just stare deeply into Cesar Valladares' cryptic cover art. And, with mixing and mastering courtesy of Javier Felez at Moontower Studios, it's all but guaranteed that Rotheads' Sewer Fiends will be one of the best (if not THE BEST) death metal debuts of the year! Hear all of it for yourself exclusively HERE, courtesy of IndyMetalVault.com.
Australian symphonic doom band Rise Of Avernus have teamed up with Metal Injection to stream the entirety of their new album Eigengrau. The album is out today via Code666.
The band commented "Grandiosity, misery, beauty, release, destruction, connection. Eigengrau is the result of exploring our perceptions of darkness. We hope you enjoy it."
Stream the album in full here: http://www.metalinjection.net/av/new-music/get-your-orchestral-death-doom-on-with-rise-of-avernus
Pre-order the album here: http://www.auralwebstore.com/shop/index.php?id_product=939&controller=product&id_lang=1
Dutch death metallers Anarchos stream the entirety of their highly anticipated debut album, Invocation of Moribund Spirits, at Decibel magazine's website. Set for international release on January 19th via Blood Harvest Records, hear Anarchos' Invocation of Moribund Spirits in its entirety exclusively HERE.
Featuring past and present members of of such bands as Eternal Solstice, Burning Hatred, Ulcerate Fester, Satanic Tyrant, and Profligate, Anarchos play total death metal for total death metal maniacs. Neither concertedly "old school" nor "modern" whilst rejecting neither when it comes to the grand, gutted spectrum of death metal, Anarchos create a dense-yet-dynamic maelstrom of morbid energy. Their debut full-length, Invocation of Moribund Spirits is aptly titled: such a timeless, trend-free swell of sewage and filth sounds as rottenly fresh now as it would a decade ago or even a decade (or more) before that.
Anarchos was born in 2010 when Vincent joined forces with Ardy and Martin to create raw and obscure death metal. In the rehearsal room, it turned out that the skills of the three individuals combined perfectly. The first music was written and the band was completed during the winter of 2011/2012 with Thorsten on bass and Harold on vocals.
The written songs were eternalized in one recording session of a rehearsal in the spring of 2012. This demo was raw and brutal, but did not contain the quality to release it on a true format. Nevertheless, Anarchos wanted to engulf the world with their music, so they published the demo only digitally.
After the winter of 2013, there was a change in the Anarchos lineup, with Harold being replaced by Frank on vocals. With this lineup, it was time to enter the studio and record proper material. Five songs were recorded at the Dirty Bird Studios for an EP release. The resulting Descent Into The Maelström was released upon the world by Vic Records in February 2014 on MCD and by Murder Records in May 2014 on tape. During the spring of 2015, Thorsten left.
Through the years 2016 and 2017, recordings for Anarchos' first full-length were made. Invocation Of Moribund Spirits was recorded, mixed, and mastered at the Dirty Bird Studios by Fredde Kaddeth (Massive Assault, Entrapment, Burning Hatred). The result, along with Anarchos' throttling songwriting and impassioned execution, is as crushing as it comes whilst retaining a sense of clarity. No "cavernous" smokescreen here - just classic DEATH METAL, done with dedication and sincerity.
Death metal doesn't need to be resurrected when it's supposed to be DEAD in the first place. Let Anarchos bring forth an Invocation of Moribund Spirits! Feel the full force of DEATH exclusively HERE, courtesy of Decibel, North America's only monthly metal magazine. Preorder info can be found HERE for the CD version, and HERE for the vinyl version.
Mexican Atmospheric Post-Black metal band Phendrana recently released album "Sanctum Sic Transit Gloria Mundi", now the album streams on YouTube in full!
Phendrana was formed by Anuar Salumin 2012, when he was 12 years old. He recorded 2 demos and played some shows, sharing stages with bands like Alcest, Gehenna and Nader Sadek, before taking the project into a whole new direction in 2016 by changing the band's main focus and concept, incorporating atmospheric and progressive elements to his music, and eventually changing the name to “Phendrana”.
In October 2016, Phendrana signed to Sickness Records for a one album deal and began recording the debut album “Sanctum: Sic Transit Gloria Mundi”, which was finished in December, 2017 and soon to be released in January 8, 2018.
It is a conceptual album about a Sanctum, an ethereal place where lost souls find shelter. The album is divided in 7 parts: A description of the Sanctum, 3 transitions from different souls to it, 2 stories about the past lives of Sanctum inhabitants, and an ode to the night.
Recorded between October 2016-November 2017.
Greek Symphonic Dark Metallers W.E.B. have unleashed their 2006 debut album "Don't Wake Futility" for streaming, listen to it here: https://youtu.be/dBjzpz7ixiQ
Spotify - https://open.spotify.com/artist/2BqMvy6vvGbx47Ew3By3HW
W.E.B. is a Dark / Black / Death / Goth Metal band based in the ashes of Athens – Greece. The Fall of 2002AD was the time that the idea of W.E.B. was born and started to take a life form shape from an embryonic state to a music challenge expressing darkness and death through adrenaline and poetry. An expression both straight but at the same time theatrical. W.E.B. is here to move you, provoke you, and invite you to the journey through raven-dark starless nights with a fire made of Metal music. Their fourth album, “Tartarus” came out on November 10th (2017) via Apathia Records, which is probably the band’s most diverse album, so far! “Tartarus” focuses on a deeper inclusion of orchestrations, making it sound more epic, while keeping the band’s very own Dark Metal genre. The album also features a noticeable guest apparition by Sotiris Vayenas (Septic Flesh) on the ninth track “Thanatos Part I – Golgotha”.
"The Devoratis full stream is here!" exclaims Dutch death dealers Apophys frontman Kevin Quilligan. "Together with BrutalFullAlbums we bring you the official full stream of our new album. This album is the start to a whole new chapter of the band and we are very happy we can share it with you. The response to our new music has been overwhelming, thank you all for taking this journey with us!"
Stream Devoratis in full here!
The sci-fi epic, "the story of an unlikely union of two forces against an intergalactic race", is set for release January 22nd via Ultimate Massacre Productions, and is based on a science fiction story written by Quilligan. “We wanted to do a concept album but we couldn’t find a fitting concept, so we decided to write it ourselves. Together with all the members we fashioned our own tale to tell which has given a whole new meaning to our music.”
Apophys have been making waves since their surfacing in 2012, slowly carving their path in the modern death metal scene. Featuring members from God Dethroned and Toxocara this is a band with experience and a clear vision and approach to their writing, song structure above technicality. Their debut album was testament to that and seen the band tour internationally with acts such as Vader, Hate Eternal, Dying Fetus, Misery Index, Cattle Decapitation and many others as well as several festival appearances including Eindhoven Metal Meeting and Deathfeast Open Air among others.
Apophys Devoratis is available to pre-order now: https://www.ultimatemassacre.com/store
Catch Apophys Live!
12-01 Leipzig, Germany - Winterfest
19-01 Zwolle, Netherlands - Hedon
27-01 Groningen, Netherlands - Simplon
02-02 Amersfoort, Netherlands - Fluor
23-02 Apeldoorn, Netherlands - Gigant
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