Ohio's Engraved Darkness have teamed up with Metal Underground to stream the entirety of their new Death Metal masterpiece "Diabolical Scriptures". The album is a 9 track blast of Death Metal goodness for fans of Morbid Angel, Deicide, Obituary and other old-school Death Metal bands. The album is due to be self-released on CD, Bandcamp and other formats today.
You can stream the album at this location: http://www.metalunderground.com/news/details.cfm?
About Engraved Darkness
Engraved Darkness was forged in Ohio in December 2009 by Johnnie Wallace (guitars, vocals), Matt Stewart (guitars, backing vocals), and Matt McVey (drums). Their only intentions, to bring the heaviest, most aggressive and brutal music known to mankind. In 2014, the current line up of Johnnie Wallace (guitars, vocals), Jimmy Rose (guitars), and Andy Hall (drums) was created with the addition of Colin Glover (bass, backing vocals) in early 2015 . This line up has come to be game-changing and the turning point for the band, and is featured on their debut album "Diabolical Scriptures".
The band's sound derives from a vast combination of influences, and the styles of many genres, but is still firmly rooted in death metal. This creates a sound full of dark harmonies, dual-layered vocals, blistering picking with intense beats, and mind infesting riffs that will continuously echo through your skull.
Engraved Darkness have built a reputation for themselves as a formidable live act, and have shared the stage with notable bands such as Six Feet Under, Hate Eternal, Skeletonwitch and Beyond Creation.
Engraved Darkness is:
Colin Glover-bass/backing vocals
"Black Metal: Into The Abyss" from Black Metal writer and photographer, Dayal Patterson, will be released on 31st May and is now available for pre-order. The new book includes 300 pages and 21 chapters of brand new and exclusive material, with long, detailed and definitive interviews; featuring four Pagan Records acts: Sacrilegium, Furia, MasseMord and Mord’A’Stigmata.
The newest full-length book in the 'Black Metal Cult' series follows on the good work in "Black Metal: Evolution of the Cult" and "Black Metal: The Cult Never Dies Vol. One." Designed to be read as either a separate work or as part of the series and presented with a somewhat more old-school aesthetic to the previous two tomes.
Available as a stand-alone edition or as a box set, featuring a second (colour / gloss) with over 100 pages of photos, a patch, art prints, a deluxe box and numbered illustrated certificate.
The author, Dayal Patterson, comments about exploring Polish Black Metal:
“Along with the bands coming out of territories such as Greece, Norway and Sweden, Polish Black Metal was something that we kept an eye on as fans since the 90's. It has been a pleasure to be able to explore the scene in more detail in this book series and conduct in-depth interviews with such diverse groups as Xantotol, Arkona, Behemoth, Mastiphal, Evilfeast, Mgla/Kriegsmachine, Graveland - and in the new book Black Metal: Into The Abyss - Furia, Massemord, Black Altar, Besatt,
Mord ‘A’ Stigmata, Sacrilegium and Blaze Of Perdition.”
Static of Mord’A’Stigmata adds:
“I did hundreds of interviews since I started this journey called Mord'A'Stigmata in 2004. If someone asks me which of those conversations touched the real soul of the band, I definitely should point to my talk with Dayal. The work he did preparing his last book, could not be overrated. It was a challenge to answer all these profound questions, but results are amazing."
S. of Blaze of Perdition comments:
"The simple, yet not that easy, trick of journalism is to ask the right people the right questions and Dayal does just that.”
Bands included in the latest book: Furia, Massemord, 1349, Forgotten Woods, Tsjuder, Nocturnal Depression, Vemod, One Tail, One Head, Mystifier, Black Altar, Besatt, Mord ‘A’ Stigmata, Trist, Helheim, Hypothermia, Loits, Deinonychus, Psychonaut 4, Koldbrann, Urgehal, Sacrilegium & Blaze Of Perdition.
Pre-order the book now: https://cultneverdies.myshopify.com/collections/frontpage/products/pre-order-black-metal-into-the-abyss-signed-by-author
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Sweden’s 100 Years will release their debut, selt-titled album via Suicide Records on June 17th 2016.
The Swedish indie-metal outfit formed back in 2012, housing members from the legendary, pioneering death metal band Merciless as well as one of Sweden's most influential and esteemed acts Dia Psalma.
Written, recorded, produced and mixed over the last two years by the band themselves, ‘100 Years’ is a gloomy celebration of rain battered concrete, human downfall and desperate solitude that will delight fans of acts such as Voivod, Swans, Killing Joke and Celtic Frost.
01 The Medicine Knows My Name
02 Breath Of Summer
03 Too Far From Goodness
05 All Grey
06 Calling For Daylight
07 All The Fools And Me
08 The Flood
09 Concrete Eden
‘100 Years’ will be released via Suicide Records worldwide on June 17th.
The album is available on pre-order now at: https://suiciderecordsswe.bandcamp.com/album/s-t-lp
Last year Hammerheart Records re-issued “Wicca” and “Göetia” by legendary Brazilian Black Metal master Mystifier. Mystifier, one of the bands from the Golden Era of Brazilian / South American Black / Death Metal that should be mentioned along side Sarcofago, Blasphemy and Beherit, Mystifier have earned their place in the history of extreme Metal and thousands of fanatics worldwide know this. Although they obviously always walked their own Unholy path...
With pride we announce phase #2 in our co-operation with Mystifier! During this year (autumn) Mystifier will tour Europe as support to Inquisition and Rotting Christ and we will re-issue ‘The World Is So Good...” on digipack 2-CD and LP for this occasion and a live album! The future will also bring a full demo Compilation and in 2017 and completely new album!
So all in all Mystifier and Hammerheart Records team up worldwide for the upcoming years and will contribute to make each other stronger and bigger. Like a pact made between the Devil and his accomplices!
Los Angels, CA Industrial-Black Metal artists Dawn of Ashes will release their new album Theophany on Metropolis Records.
Seamlessly blending various forms of Extreme Metal and Industrial influences, Dawn Of Ashes is music of violent power, unrelenting destruction, and cinematic scope. Kristof Bathory of Dawn of Ashes describes Theophany as " Dawn of Ashes on steroids." Theophany, is a ruthless horror show for the ears, eyes and mind. The new album shows Dawn Of Ashes in top form, with a renewed purpose that unifies the intense sonic aggression and Left Hand Path Occultism inspired lyrics that DoA has summoned in all of its incarnations.
Theophany is produced by Mick Kenney of Anaal Nathrakh, who has also produced releases for Motionless in White, Bleeding Through and The Witch Was Right. Theophany will released be May 20th on Metropolis Records.
Attacking with an onslaught of crushing hyper-speed with straight-ahead black metal brutality sure to impress and amaze die-hard fans of the best of the classic Norwegian scene. Swiss one man black metal band, Enoid is offering a free download of 'Je T'Arracherai Les Cieux', which is one of eight tracks from the upcoming album 'Exilé Aux Confins Des Tourments' set for co-release via Satanath Records (Russia) and Black Plague Records (USA) on May 5, 2016. The album is Enoid's seventh release marking the 20th anniversary since establishing in 1996. All instruments and the mix of the album were done by Bornyhake (Borgne, Kawir, Manii, Triumfall, Pure...) along with cover art done by Maxime Taccardi.
To get your FREE download of 'Je T'Arracherai Les Cieux', please visit the following link:
For more info, please visit: http://satanath.com/news/item/enoid.
Norwegian Symphonic Black metal giants, Dimmu Borgir, can proudly announce that they have signed a new contract with Nuclear Blast Records.
The band commented:
"We wish to inform you that Dimmu Borgir and Nuclear Blast have once again put pen to paper, acknowledging the past, present and future by opening another chapter in the history of extreme music! Stay tuned and watch this space for more updates on the upcoming new album and the ‘Forces of The Northern Night’ live DVD/Blu-ray release as it becomes available!"
Nuclear Blast owner Markus Staiger added:
"We at Nuclear Blast are super happy to extend the cooperation with our good friends in Dimmu Borgir! The future holds amazing opportunities and projects to be worked on together, the first being the eventual release of the long awaited ‘Forces Of The Northern Night’ live DVD! Keep your eyes peeled - darkness is upon us!"
"Black Heart", the new album from Brazil's Doomsday Ceremony is now streaming in its entirety, courtesy of Lords of Metal. Get some below!
Greyhaze Records has announced the April 22nd worldwide release of "Black Heart" from Brazil's
Doomsday Ceremony. Pre-order the album at the link below.
The recordings for "Black Heart" started in 2011 and were completed in 2012. The band then signed with Cogumelo Records for the South American release of the album, and in April 2016 the album will be released worldwide on Greyhaze Records.
French avant-garde black metallers Glorior Belli are streaming a new song from their upcoming album "Sundown (The Flock That Welcomes)", which drops on May 6th via Agonia Records. The track is titled "Lies-Strangled Skies" and it is available for streaming via Bandcamp, at this link:
"Lies Strangled Skies" is the second song to be revealed from the new album. The first one, which is also the title track, can be listened to here.
Acknowledged for their brand of black metal influenced with a mix of heavy grooves, doom-laden lyricism, and thickly distorting sludge, the band announced a return to their roots on "Sundown (The Flock That Welcomes).
"The production is by far one of the best that Glorior Belli ever had" - comments the band. "Drums & Bass are absolutely devilish and placed under the spotlight. Everything was recorded, mixed and mastered in our own studios, having an absolute control as usual over the sound. The guitar work overall will bring you back to the origins of Glorior Belli. Conceptually wise, Sundown (The Flock That Welcomes) will smother you with darkness and light, both stuffed down your throat with the same rage that could be heard on Glorior Belli's ealier records. When the Night is coming down on you, will you find a way through the dark? A record for the very few of us who truly embrace the desire to break from the cosmic prison".
Season of Mist and Rotting Christ both up for award contention at the Metal Hammer Golden Gods 2016 edition.
The Metal Hammer Golden Gods are back and bigger than ever, with more metal loaded than your daily iron intake, this year the awards are heading to the Hammersmith Apollo.
French label Season Of Mist are both extremely honoured to have been nominated for Best Independent Record Label again at this year's Metal Hammer Golden God Awards. #goldengods #metalhammersmith
CEO Michael Berberian not only sees this as an achievement for the label admitting that "there are years of hard work, dedication, and simply an extreme passion for exciting music involved in building this label to the point where we are at now", but going to explain that this is a childhood dream come true as "the real reason for me wanting this trophy is of course that I never won one as a kid."
In addition, one of their clientele has been nominated for the 'Best Underground Band' category.
Rotting Christ are understandably pleased with the news, what with more than 27 years of endless dedication and sacrifice for the metal underground, there can hardly be a better and more deserving than those hard working Greeks.
Voting has already started at this link: www.metalhammer.com/awards
So if you think these two wonderful entities deserve to win, you know what to do, visit the link and cast your vote!
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