Slovakian black metal vanguad Malokarpatan stream the entirety of their a special new EP Cesta podzemnými sálami Kovovlada at heavily trafficked web-portal NoCleanSinging.com. Set for international release on April 8th via Sun & Moon Records on 7" vinyl format, hear Malokarpatan's Cesta podzemnými sálami Kovovlada in its entirety exclusively HERE.
Simply put, Malokarpatan are Slovakian black metal both at its finest and most adventurous. Since the band's humble beginnings in 2014, the band have swiftly and almost effortlessly built a challenging body of work with two now-cult, critically acclaimed albums. A grass-roots movement if there ever was one, nearly everyone agrees: there's simply no other nowadays black metal band who are so vividly able to straddle staunch traditionalism and boundless adventurousness quite like Malokarpatan.
Ever restless, the maverick quintet return with a special two-song EP, Cesta podzemnými sálami Kovovlada. Originally self-released on digital format, Sun & Moon steps forward to unleash these two brand-new songs on physical format, as they so deserve, which are strictly exclusive to this release and will not appear on a future album. The material here deals with a mythological theme of Kovovlad – master of the underworld and its treasures, who abducts a maiden from the world above to become his bride. This is reflected directly in the music, with the first ambient part painting a psychedelic picture of strange underground halls and the second metal part expressing the darkness of the maiden's fate, left forever to dwell in this world of night.
While Cesta podzemnými sálami Kovovlada comprises two songs, let it be emphasized that this is not just a mere "single" but rather a thematically unified work that should be considered an EP. But, whether long-format or short, Malokarpatan refuse to be shackled in the creativity, and Cesta podzemnými sálami Kovovlada is yet another sterling 'n' stirring chapter in their increasingly bold story.
In the lead-up to its 7" vinyl release next Monday, hear Cesta podzemnými sálami Kovovlada in its entirety exclusively HERE, courtesy of InvisibleOranges.com.
Filipino Black Metallers Omenfilth premiere "Summon The Beast Of Damnation"; 'Devourer Of The Seven Moons' nears release via Eternal Death
Decibel Magazine is currently streaming "Summon The Beast Of Damnation," the latest psalm from Philippines-based black metal practitioners Omenfilth. The punishing new tune comes by way of the band's impending Devourer Of The Seven Moons full-length, slated to drop later this month via eternal death.
"This track is one of most aggressive and musically adventurous songs we've ever written," notes the band of the track. "It's fast, ravaging, dark, angry, moody, and slapped with a very impious lyrical bent that we'll leave to the listener to come up with their own conclusions. And yet it's got two different dissonant riffs that strangely harmonize on the verses and a melodic mid-section. It's got everything, from bestial rhythms to the melodic mid-section and the thrashy guitar solo. It spans a wide array of extreme metal sub-genres and blends them together flawlessly and still sounds identifiably Omenfilth without losing any character."
Hear Omenfilth "Summon The Beast Of Damnation," only at Decibel Magazine, at THIS LOCATION.
Omenfilth's Devourer Of The Seven Moons will be released on CD, cassette, and digital formats on April 12th via Eternal Death. The ten-track offering includes three bonus tracks: a cover of Vulcano's "Bloody Vengeance" and live recordings of "Equinox Of Evil" and "Fading Embers Of A Dying Era," both from the band's 2016 Opus Sanguinarium offering. For preorders, visit the Eternal Death Bandcamp page at THIS LOCATION where "The Embrace Of Solitude" can also be streamed.
Following the path of traditional black metal rather than the war metal influences often associated with their place of origin, Omenfilth's Devourer Of The Seven Moons showcases the strengths of the band - eerie melodies ("The Embrace Of Solitude"), headbanging fury ("Summon The Beast Of Damnation," "Seared By The Flames Of Bawo"), and violent upsurges ("Bakuana Ex Inferis"). Appealing more to fans of bands like Varathron or Darkthrone than Blasphemy or Von, Devourer Of The Seven Moons shows that South-East Asian black metal is more than just sleazy goat-worship and mini-guns. Following the lyrical themes of the album, the artwork of Dave Fogg is based on the ancient Filipino mythological entity Bakunawa aka "The Devourer Of The Seven Moons."
Spanish black metal cult Deathwomb premiere the new track "Moloch's Domain" at heavily trafficked web-portal NoCleanSinging.com. The track hails from the band's striking debut album, Moonless Night Sacraments, set for international release on April 19th via Iron Bonehead Productions. Hear Deathwomb's "Moloch's Domain" in its entirety exclusively HERE.
Deathwomb are ancient black metal personified. Theirs is a sound at odds with the modern world, brewed in the cauldron of simpler, more idealistic, and most definitely more underground times. With but a four-song demo from 2017 as their previous recording, this power-trio proves their Satanic worth with their first full-length, Moonless Night Sacraments.
Ever aptly titled, Moonless Night Sacraments conjures the lycanthropic spirit of '90s black metal's crudest proponents, lurking largely in Finland, North America, and Brazil. Doubtlessly physical in their profane ruminations, it'd be a gross misnomer to label Deathwomb as "bestial," at least in the more post-millennial definition. Rather, the swarming, oft-swampy surge they employ across Moonless Night Sacraments - suffused with mystical synth, most crucially - bears aesthetic kinship with '90s Demoncy, Havohej, and Black Funeral, early Mystifier, and of course, Beherit's landmark Drawing Down the Moon. Naturally, Deathwomb strive to add to this (un)hallowed canon rather than merely replicate it, so authentic is their (unholy) passion.
As modern life justifiably grinds to a halt, time stands still as Deathwomb offer you Moonless Night Sacraments...partake at your own peril. Continue partaking with the new track "Moloch's Domain" exclusively HERE, courtesy of NoCleanSinging.com. Begin partaking with the previously revealed "The Ancient Serpent" HERE at Iron Bonehead's Soundcloud.
Norwegian Black / Thrash quartet Nocturnal Breed to release new album "We Only Came For The Violence" in June
Norwegian Black/Thrash Metal cult act Nocturnal Breed have revealed first details for their new album. It will be entitled "We Only Came For The Violence" and was produced by Sverre Dæhli (Audiopain). At the moment, the album is being mixed and mastered. The release date is set for June 28th, 2019, and "We Only Came For The Violence" will be released by Folter Records.
Furthermore, Nocturnal Breed have confirmed some festival shows for 2019 – the band will be on stage at the following events:
Under The Black Sun 2019 (Germany)
Hellbotn Metalfest 2019 (Norway)
Eindhoven Metal Meeting 2019 (Netherlands)
Russian Metal band Second To Sun have released the official video for "Vasilisa," a track from The Black album. Check it out at youtu.be/iNXddJ0iTVE
The Black was released in May of last year. It can be purchased at this location and is streaming in its entirety on Second To Sun's Bandcamp page and YouTube Channel. The Black is available on Spotify, iTunes, Bandcamp, and other digital retailers.
The Black is a reissue of the Blackbound (2016) album, which was re-recorded to add vocals, among several other enhancements.
A drum playthrough video for The Black album track "Chokk Kapper," featuring Theodor Borovsky, can be viewed at this location.
Subsequent to the release of The Black, Second To Sun released The Walk, which can be purchased and streamed in its entirety at secondtosun.bandcamp.com/album/the-walk
Second to Sun YouTube Channel
Russian Atmospheric Black/Death Metal band Absence Betrayal released new video clip for "Devotion" - https://youtu.be/b1UMflLmHqA
Absence Betrayal it's when emotions, experiences and morality entwining together, creating a live extreme music unit. Every song from this band is a separate and sad history with its philosophical implication and sense. The band was created as a studio project of one man (vocalist Andrey Baranov) but actual themes and music quickly found the response, so there came a desire to play this music live.
Belgian black metallers Sercati are thrilled to present their new official video for the track "Time of Loss".
"Time of loss" is a track taken from "Devoted, Demons and Mavericks" out via Wormholedeath / Aural Music Group / The Orchard.
Check it out here:- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mUN-ysCRvdA&feature=youtu.be
Illustrations by Anthony Rubier
Produced by Sercati and Wormholedeath
Video editing by Steve Fabry
"Nothing is going well in the city where the Nightstalker lives. Some dark event will come soon. And an old ennemy is back from the pit of hell : The anesthetist. He will create a deadly trap to destroy the Nightstalker."
Norwegian black metallers Nordjevel reveal the new video "Amen Whores." The track hails from the band's highly anticipated second album, Necrogenesis, set for international release on March 29th via Osmose Productions. See & hear Nordjevel's "Amen Whores" video in its entirety HERE at Osmose's official YouTube channel.
Nordjevel, whose self-titled debut album was released on Osmose Productions to great critical acclaim three years ago, are back with a vengeance with Necrogenesis, an album which sees the band's core of founder and vocalist Doedsadmiral (Svartelder, Doedsvangr, Enepsigos) and bassist DzeptiCunt (ex-Ragnarok), being joined by Destruchtor (Myrkskog, ex-Morbid Angel) on guitars and backing vocals and Dominator (ex-Dark Funeral) on drums.
The new arrivals have enabled Nordjevel to expand its musical horizons and produce an album that promises to be more ferocious than its predecessor, as Doedsadmiral explains:-
"With the addition of Destruchtor and Dominator to the band's lineup, Nordjevel has never been so strong. Necrogenesis is a much darker and violent album. It is also more varied and mature, both musically and lyrically. We definitely did not want to get stuck in a rut and churn out an identikit version of our debut, and fortunately, we all felt that we wanted to go in the same direction, so we were all able to work together extremely well on the new songs. Having said that, Necrogenesis was a hard bastard of an album to complete, and at times, we felt that the universe was conspiring against us, so it became a very personal album for all of us."
To give fans a taste of what they can expect from Necrogenesis, Nordjevel have just released a new video for the track "Amen Whores," which can be seen in its entirety HERE at Osmose Productions' official YouTube channel. Also see the previously revealed video for opening track "Sunset Glow" HERE, also at Osmose's official YouTube channel. "Sunset Glow" has also been released as a single, and can be streamed or downloaded HERE at Osmose's Bandcamp.
Necrogenesis is set to hit the streets on Osmose Productions on March 29th in CD Jewel Case, Limited Edition CD Digipack (with bonus track), Limited Edition Double Gatefold Vinyl in Blood Red (with bonus track), Limited Edition Double Gatefold Vinyl in Black (with bonus track), Digital, and Limited Edition Audio Tape formats. Preorder info can be found HERE.
Recorded at Velvet Recording in Spydeberg, Norway, Necrogenesis was engineered by Nordjevel and Christer Krogh, and mixed and mastered by Patric Darkhyrys at his WSL Studios in France.
One of the most representative Romanian Black Metal bands, Timisoara based Ordinul Negru, just released a new video in support of their most recent album, Faustian Nights, released last year via Loud Rage Music. Faustian Nights, the title-track, can now be seen here: https://youtu.be/4awR7vpPXgI
Ordinul Negru‘s eight studio album Faustian Nights is available via Loud Rage Music in digital and CD formats, and will be available on vinyl and tape in Spring 2019:
Austrian black thrashers Irdorath are proud to present the official live video for the track "Devoured by Greed", taken from their latest album "Denial Of Creation" out via Wormholedeath Records.
It is the first real live video after releasing several official videos in the past.
The video has been recorded at Jugend-und Kulturzentrum Explosiv by the soundmaster Bob Briessinck! It contains also several shots from their winter tour with Theotoxin, Carnation & Schirenc Plays Pungent Stench!
Devoured by Greed - Official live video
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