Bay Area death-thrashers Laceration has joined forces with Unspeakable Axe Records for the early 2019 release of Remnants.
Emerging out of the Northern Bay Area of California in 2006, Laceration is an old-school style death/thrash band dedicated to crushing skulls and splitting ears. The band recently returned from a five-year hiatus with a new line up and has begun working on new material for their long-awaited debut full-length album.
Remnants compiles Laceration's earliest recordings; an EP, a demo and tracks from the band's 2013 split with "Tinnitus". Included are 2009's Consuming Reality and the buzzed-about Realms of the Unconscious EP, which drew comparisons to the likes of Demolition Hammer.
Fans can expect 10 tracks of violent death/thrash with ragged glass-gargling vocals and death metal-inspired riffs. No gimmicks! This is true old-school metal that prioritizes sheer heaviness over all else.
Check out album track "Exhausted In Form" at youtu.be/TxQ0WKquTPk
Okkultist, the Portuguese up & coming Death Metal beasts, will release their hotly anticipated debut album Reinventing Evil on the 15th of March, 2019. The album was produced by Pedro Paixão (Moonspell) and the band, tracked at Poison Apple Studios in Lisbon and amazingly mixed by Tue Madsen (Meshuggah, Moonspell, The Haunted). With a total of 8 rabid and brutal songs, the band's debut will see the light of the day via Moonspell's Fernando Ribeiro Alma Mater Records in two digipak editions. One of them will come with a limited, different artwork and it will contain a Bathory cover song 'Satan is my Master'.
Okkultist are also sharing with us the cover artwork designed by singer & demoness Beatriz Mariano. Stay tuned for December 22nd when the band will unleash upon us a first song from their upcoming evil beast of an album, pre-sale news as well announce their headliner release show date in Lisbon, at RCA Club in March 2019!
Just recently, Alma Mater Records boss and Moonspell vocalist Fernando Ribeiro stated:
“After listening to the rough mixes of what will become Reinventing Evil, I am more certain than ever that it was a very good move for Alma Mater Records to sign Okkultist and handle their debut album. They are the kind of band the Portuguese scene needs: talented, young, focused and just fucking brutal. Portuguese Death Metal has never sounded so exciting in my ears so we can’t wait to release this beast upon you and help you to reinvent evil together with this amazing Portuguese talent."
Okkultist formed back in late 2015. Two years and memorable live shows later, their debut EP 'Eye Of The Beholder' was released by the band independently, but caught up and spread all around Europe and overseas – selling out every single printed copy. Even at this early stage, Okkultist already had the honour to curse stages such as at Mosher Fest or Female Growler United Front in Portugal and as an opening act for legendary names such as Entombed AD. Inspired by the likes of Master, Abomination, early Morbid Angel, Death or Dismember, Okkultist pick up where impure 90's Death Metal left and are ready to release Reinventing Evil on March 15th 2019. Okkultist became the very first band ever to sign with Fernando Ribeiro's new label Alma Mater Records. Better be prepared for some infernal vibes and a deadly raw, new Death Metal brand this upcoming March, when Okkultist will be Reinventing Evil!
Indian Experimental / Groove Metallers Hostilian premiere their first track off their EP "Catalyst". The track titled 'Regressive Instincts' is packed with brutal grooves, devastating drums and monstrous vocals that hold a strong ground in what the song conveys as a message.
The band adds:-
“The EP is a study of the human condition. It's about how, deep down, we're actually like a virus, eating away the earth, even the other people and ourselves. All the good in people is just a face to show the world. There is a constant darkness in us just waiting for an opportunity to come out. This darkness is our most basic human instinct. Raping, killing, greed is all just a manifestation of what we really are deep inside. Each song talks about various aspects of this primary proclivity inside us. Everything we work for everyday is a lie. We are not meant for great things. We are only meant to end all cycles of life. A hard reboot to all life on Earth. We are a catalyst to the process that had begun long before we even stepped into this world.”
Hostilian - Regressive Instincts | Official Lyric Video - https://youtu.be/hx5oVTG-Pkw
Italian Melodic Death Metallers Black Therapy unveil 2nd teaser for upcoming album 'Echoes Of Dying Memories'
Black Lion Records releases the second teaser for Black Therapy 3rd full length “Echoes Of Dying Memories” showcasing an extract from the title-track, where you can hear the angry yet emotional vocals of Giuseppe Di Giorgio accompanying a great guitar solo by Andrea Mataloni, on top of a top-notch sound production by Stefano Morabito (16th Cellar Studio). Pre-orders for the digital version are now open at the following link: blacklionrecords.bandcamp.com. Pre-orders for the physical version will open in January. Black Therapy will have a very special release show in their home town Rome on 9th March at Traffic Club. “Echoes Of Dying Memories” will be released 11th March 2019 via Black Lion Records. Artwork By Gogo Melone.
Check it out here:- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8XoZE-Sx4Jc&feature=youtu.be
“Echoes Of Dying Memories” will be released 11th March 2019 via Black Lion Records.
Digital pre order is available at
Giuseppe Di Giorgio- Vocals
Lorenzo Carlini- Bass Guitar
Andrea Mataloni- Guitar
Davide Celletti - Guitar
Luca Marini- Drums
Italian Death metal band Mechanical God Creation sign to Goatmancer records!
"We are very pleased to start this collaboration with the label Goatmancer that after listening to the new album they believed in the band. Talking to them we found out we had the same goals and it was natural for us to find interest in them. We can’t wait to start the work with the label and spread our music all around the world."
Mechanical God Creation was born in October, 2006. The original core of the band sees the light thanks to a forum where Lucy, the former singer of Art of Mutilation who was at that time playing in an English band together with two members of Hecate Enthroned, finds Simo (guitar / vocals) and, the two decide to complete the line-up to form a death metal band. The band walks into the Larsen Forge Recording Studios in Milan in March 2007 to record their first demo entitled "… And the Battle becomes War" featuring 3 tracks and an instrumental intro. The demo is released in May 2007 and is reviewed very positively by magazines and webzines in Italy as well as Europe. In June 2007, the band is selected and voted to play on the 2nd stage of Gods of Metal, playing with sacred monsters like Ozzy Osbourne, Korn and Megadeth.
In 2008, the band starts playing live out of Italy, in Austria and at the Metalcamp Festival in Tolmin, Slovenia where they play with groups like Meshuggah, Iced Earth, Behemoth. In July 2008 the band begins to plan recording of their first full length album and, at the same time, signs a contract with Carlo Bellotti. In November, the West Link Studios in Pisa see the band recording the tracks of bass and drums, then it is the Alpha Omega studios in Como where they complete the recording and mixing of guitars and voices helped by Alex Azzali. The mastering will then be done at Finnvox Studio in Finland. Cell XII finds its final shape in Autumn 2009,nine tracks of pure aggression. During those months, the line-up had several changes: Jambra, Runza and Simo decided to leave the project for personal reasons and Mgc was busy searching for new members.
The search resulted in Ale, Manuel and Davide joining the band and a second album “Artifact Of Annihilation” was recorded at Math Lab and Alpha Omega studio and mixing/mastering at Garage Studio in Canada from Chris Donaldson of Cryptopsy. After a hard time and several problems within the band, Lucy decides to totally reform it and channel her passionate inspiration through new musicians. Fra and Mirko on guitars, Fabry on bass and Carlo as drummer. During these years they supported Behemoth in Saint Petersburg, Septicflesh in Saint Petersburg and Moscow, they played at Metalhead Meeting Festival in Bucarest with Kreator, Dragonforce, Rotting Christ and many more, in Malta at the Voices of the Succubi festival with Cadaveria, in London at Titan Fest with Onslaught, at Garasje Festival in Reinsvoll (Norway). In 2018 they completed their third album called “The New Chapter”, out during 2019.
Mexican death metal cult Ravenous Death premiere the new track "Evil Dementia (The Voices of the Nobodies)" at heavily trafficked web-portal CVLTNation.com. The track hails from the band's striking debut album, Chapters of an Evil Transition, set for international release on January 21st, 2019 via Memento Mori. Hear Ravenous Death's "Evil Dementia (The Voices of the Nobodies)" in its entirety exclusively HERE.
Hailing from the vast death metal hotbed of Mexico, Ravenous Death feature current members of such other bands as Remains, Demonic Manifestation, and Death's Forsaken. The band's embryo was brought forth in 2016 during the recording of Remains' third album in Mexico City, when vocalist/guitar player Miguel Angel and drummer Esteban Salcedo toyed with the idea of creating a death metal band influenced by Vomitory, Torture Division, and the likes. Later on, both musicians shared their vision with lead guitarist Enrique Fray, and the three of them agreed to push the idea forward and carry it out as a side-project due to the commitments they all had with their main bands. Soon after, Enrique and Miguel Angel began writing songs for the newborn abomination, and the three members decided to name the band after a Vomitory song titled "The Ravenous Dead."
Fast forward to October 2016: the recording of Ravenous Death's debut demo/EP, Ominous Deathcult, is finalized (although not released as a Bandcamp download until March 2017), including five songs chock full of rotting maliciousness that show great poise in combining blasting brutality, crushing heaviness, sombre ambience, and fierce intensity, with the lyrical themes revolving about death, occultism, blasphemy, and other classic topics of the olden Metal of Death. On May 13th, 2017, the band make their first live performance in the city of Guadalajara. For this occasion two new members were recruited - namely, bass player Alejandro Mendez and guitarist Diego Gomez - leaving Miguel Angel on vocal duties alone. After the excellent crowd response, both Alejandro and Diego join the band as official members.
Emboldened by this patient momentum, at last arrives Ravenous Death's full-length debut, aptly titled Chapters of an Evil Transition. Indeed displaying the band's transition into an evil death metal juggernaut, the album absolutely bleeds the molten-yet-mildewed essence of '90s Metal of Death. Fucking fashion and trends and especially fickle tastes, Chapters of an Evil Transition is a gutsfucking time-warp to the days when death metal was supposedly "dead," lost in favour of black metal or power metal or (worse) ill-fated sell-out fantasies. In this landscape did many a raw 'n' righteous mini-classic get birthed, and suitably do Ravenous Death continue the proud legacy of Vomitory and Mexican forebears Shub Niggurath, but also especially Sadistic Intent, Seance, old Grave, '90s Immolation, '90s Vader, and Finland's Demigod. No more but definitely no less, this is DEATH METAL by and for death metal MANIACS: no bullshit, and no sell-out!
Completed by stark artwork courtesy of Mörtuus and mastering by the esteemed Javier Felez at Moontower Studios, allow Ravenous Death to read you Chapters of an Evil Transition! Continue reading with the new track "Evil Dementia (The Voices of the Nobodies)" exclusively HERE, courtesy of CVLTNation.com. Begin reading with the previously revealed "Harvesting Hate" HERE at Memento Mori's official YouTube channel.
Canadian metallers All Else Fails are ready to release their new album ‘The False Sanctuary’, coming 2 years after the last critically-acclaimed full length ‘The Forever Lie’. Keeping with their tradition of crushingly heavy and progressive metal they have composed 2 new songs for this album and included 5 B-sides from ‘The Forever Lie’, which were never released digitally.
To accentuate this album they have also released a music video for the first single ‘A Dream of Names’. Technical guitar parts are juxtaposition against melodic vocals in the band’s 10th music video, a moody visual for the thought provoking lyrics that address the current state of the world.
“In a lot of ways this album is at a state of the union address. It's been 2 years since the release of The Forever Lie, and already the themes of financial corruption, abuse of religious power, and political scandal seem tame. I wrote this one half with a sarcastic smirk, half with an crippling sense that we are well past the point of return.” says Barrett Klesko (vocals, guitar).
Produced by Barrett Klesko
Engineered by: Barrett Klesko
Mixed by: Bevin Booth
Mastered by: Bevin Booth
Artwork by: Danny Perdana
All Else Fails is:
Barrett Klesko: Vocals, Guitar, Programming
Mike Sands: Guitar
Cody Lee: Bass, Vocals
Nelson Collins-Lee: Drums
Italy's A Tear Beyond share video footage "Journey and Live Report" from Romexpo show in Bucharest, supporting Nightwish
On August 17th, Italian Visual gothic act A Tear Beyond, alongside their roster mates Fallen Arise, joined Nightwish at RomExpo in Bucharest. Today the band releases a video footage "Journey and Live Report" from the show, watch it here: https://youtu.be/ysTE55PVgeQ
The band stated:
"We are proud to share with you this short video about our gig @ Romexpo in Bucharest last august, with Nightwish and Fallen Arise! Live scenes filmed and edited by Alex Tuturescu. Journey scenes filmed and edited by A Tear Beyond and Hypnoise Recording Studio. Thanks to: Alpha Omega Management, METALHEAD, Olivia Ignatescu & Cavalleria Events"
See more photos here: https://www.facebook.com/OfficialAlphaOmegaManagement/posts/758331527836239
A Tear Beyond – formed in 2008 in Vicenza, Italy – come from the fusion of six elements with more than 15 years of musical experience. In 2012 came out their first studio album “Beyond” followed by a strong live activity. In 2015 the band released the second studio album “Maze of Antipodes”.The album was supported by sequence of live gigs opening for international bands like Moonspell, Fleshgod Apocalypse, Folkstone, Isole, Septicflesh, Dark Lunacy, Jack Frost and Extrema. May 5th 2018 the band unleashed their third studio album “Humanitales”. The band repertoire blend industral electro sounds with gothic metal arrangements and melodies. Key point of the band is the live theatricality when the audience can get involved in a true 360° show by means of scene costumes, Venetian masks, performers and intermission shows. Watch “Frolic”, taken from the new album “Humanitales”: https://youtu.be/oFtpia9g1dc
Italian label GoreGoreCords (A sub-label of Aural Music) is set to release "Psychonolatry" by legendary Italian death metal band Electrocution. The album, which is the band's first in 5 years, will be released on CD, digital and vinyl on Feb 8th 2019. Originally formed in 1990, the cult band has toured all over Italy with the likes of Death, Carcass, Motorhead and many more.
The band commented:-
"We are proud of this new musical chapter. We have left an important mark on the past and are committed to ensuring that this mark can remain indelible. Composing and recording these songs was challenging and, at the same time, natural and fun. We wanted to make an album that's solid, violent, fun to play and listen to. We believe we made it!”
More information will be available soon.
Welsh progressive metal band Malum Sky release a their new video for the title track from their upcoming mini-album Diatribe set for release worldwide via Sliptrick Records on January 15th, 2019. The lyrical themes on the mini-album deal with communication on all levels but the title track 'Diatribe' perceives this stream of information from an individual’s perspective, trying to make sense of it all.
Watch the video here:- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rsuQq0o1ShI
Malum Sky – Diatribe [Official Video]
Taken from the album: Diatribe | 2019
Directed by: Ben Honebone
Assistant Direction by: Melanie Ezra
Filmed Edited & Produced by: Stone Letter Media
To add to the good news, Diatribe goes on pre-order today and you can book your copy in both directly from Shop Sliptrick, iTunes and other major stores.
Diatribe | Released January 15th, 2019 on Sliptrick Records
Diatribe is currently on pre-order at Shop Sliptrick. Grab your copy …here
Malum Sky are:
Ben Honebone – Vocals
Michael Jensen Després – Guitar
Jon Evans – Guitar
Athanasios ‘Saki’ Patsiouras – Bass
Joe Wilkes – Drums
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