Agonia Records is pleased to welcome Italy's Hour Of Penance to its roster. The technical, brutal death metal band has signed a record deal with the Polish-based label in November of 2018, after parting ways with Prosthetic Records, via whom the band released three of their last albums, including 2017's "Cast The First Stone". Currently Hour Of Penance is on the final lap of writing songs for the album's as yet untitled successor, set for a 2019 release.
Hour Of Penance commented:-
"We’re really excited to announce that Hour of Penance signed a new deal with Agonia Records. The first fruit of our cooperation, a new album, is coming in 2019. It’s great to be part of a label that has always been focused on quality extreme metal and it’s the right place to spread our music and brutalize the ears of extreme metal fans all over the world with the new songs we’ve composed. We’re working very hard to bring you our finest and best sounding album so far and we cannot wait to start recording. More details will be revealed in the upcoming months, so keep your eyes open".
Hour Of Penance has steadily been making a name for themselves as one of the most intense, talented and impressive death metal bands around, both in the studio and on stage. Pouring heart into death metal and releasing emotions into what they do, they can easily be described as a beast of a performer; they even have a philosophy around it. "Death metal is more than just music", states the band. "It transcends such a limited mortal state of mind. Death metal is the aural expression of humanity’s darkest side, of devastation, sorrow and the harbinger of mankind’s own inhumanity and ultimately its destruction. Death metal is not a trend, a fashion parade or a mean to an end. It is much more than that.
It is a way of life. A life in death". What might sound as a litany, is actually related to one of the Holy Capitals, Vatican City, near which Hour Of Penance was brought to life in 1999. Since its formation, the band released seven studio albums, and performed shows in Europe and North America, with the likes of Behemoth, Cannibal Corpse, The Black Dahlia Murder, Devildriver, Misery Index, Nile and Krisiun. They also went through several line-up changes, that would surely have discouraged less dedicated bands. The present line-up consists of guitarist and longest serving member Giulio Moschini, singer and guitarist Paolo Pieri, bassist Marco Mastrobuono and drummer Davide Billia (Beheaded).
In anticipation of their upcoming debut album (that is now closer than ever) Gutted in Gluttony, Cluj-Napoca / Romania based Brutal Death Metal squad Malpraxis offer a new preview in form of a lyrics video for the track Raped Corporal Remnants now available here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gn4zHLjT9Xo
Malpraxis recently announced a serious line-up change, the current members being:
Cristian Aionese – Vocals
Batista Damian – Guitars
Florin Gheorghita – Drums
Gutted in Gluttony will be released soon in collaboration with Loud Rage Music.
Russian brutal death metallers Ossuary Anex have just inked a deal with Xtreem Music for the immediate release of their new EP Holy Blasphemition, which will see the light on September 26th, as well as their upcoming third album in 2019.
Ossuary Anex was born in 2008 under the moniker of Daemonic, and they released two albums - Awakening (2012) and Mutilation Through Prayer (2016) - developing a fucking heavy and crushing type of brutal death rooted in the classic sound of bands like Suffocation, Disgorge (US), Skinless, Pyrexia, and the likes. In July 2018, the band got in touch with Xtreem Music, who signed them for their new EP and next album.
Release date for Holy Blasphemition will be September 26th through Xtreem Music on CD format. You can can hear the advance single "Revelation of the Inquisition" HERE at Xtreem's official YouTube channel as well as Xtreem's Soundcloud HERE. Tour dates after the jump.
Cluj-Napoca, Romania based Brutal Death Metal squad Malpraxis announce their highly anticipated debut album Gutted in Gluttony will be released by the end of the year in collaboration with Loud Rage Music.
Gutted in Gluttony's cover artwork is signed by Indonesian artist Kating Egepe and perfectly illustrates the total debauchery happening on this album, a real treat for fans of monsters like: Cannibal Corpse, Suffocation, Dying Fetus, Disgorge, Gorgasm or Deeds of Flesh among others.
Here's a sample of Florin's drum recording sessions at Live Set Studio (Cluj-Napoca): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lzg2RrHQmcw
Brutal death metal band Hate Diplomacy have teamed up with Decibel Magazine to stream their entire new album Rant. The album is set to be released tomorrow.
The band commented:-
“After 10 years of hard work and dedication this album is finally here!” This album means the world to us and we can’t wait for everyone to hear it! There are deep messages in every song accompanied by punishing grooves and hardcore-influenced death.”
Listen to the album in full here: https://www.decibelmagazine.com/2018/06/28/full-album-stream-hate-diplomacy-rant/
Order the album here: http://hatediplomacy.com/
At the forefront of slam, Belarusian quartet Extermination Dismemberment are leading up the charge and have revealed a brand new single and video just days before embarking to headline the Slamming Annihilation Tour across Europe. Sure to cement an already rock solid reputation, 'Omnivore' is a weighted track of mammoth proportions and offers a mere glimpse of the impending aural assault due from the bands third full length album in the near future.
Listen To 'Omnivore' Here! - https://youtu.be/bXHbPyYxuoE
The band comments:-
"Guts, blood and meat. 'Omnivore' continues the main concept of the band's whole material and appears as a connection point between the old and the upcoming stuff. The track is based on classic riffs of slamming brutal death metal. No melody, no calmness. Two and a half minutes of complete destruction. The composition gives us nothing but heaviness, which is our main priority."
Extermination Dismemberment is a slamming brutal death metal band from Minsk, Belarus. The band's current lineup includes Arseniy Kovalchuk (guitar), Vladislav Martirosov (vocals), Viktor Kanashevich (bass) and Denis Poluyan (drums). The band was founded in October 2009 by guitarist Arseniy Kovalchuk and vocalist Valeriy Kozhemyako. They started working on the debut album at once. During the process, the band found two more members: Viktor Kanashevich (bass) and Vladislav Martirosov (drums). Valeriy Kozhemyako left the band in 2013 and was replaced by the band's drummer Vladislav Martirosov in 2016. Soon after that Denis Poluyan joined the band on drums.
The band's debut album Butcher Basement was released in December 2010 by the Ukrainian label Imbecil Entertainment Records. Having started actively playing shows, Extermination Dismemberment immediately started writing new material and three years after their debut album, on May 27th 2013, the second full-length album Serial Urbicide was released by the famous Japanese label Amputated Vein Records. Immediately after the release, Serial Urbicide collected a lot of positive reviews and became album of the year according to SBDC. To this day, Serial Urbicide stays in fans' playlists and continues to gather new audiences around the world.
Check out the bands latest release Serial Urbicide, released via Amputated Vein Records.
Comatose Music have signed Canadian brutal slam death outfit NecroticGoreBeast. Comatose Music are notorious throughout the metal world for their dedication to the most crushing music in existence, so when label boss Steve Green describes NecroticGoreBeast's forthcoming debut album as "one of the heaviest and most brutal releases ever" you know you're in for something staggeringly savage and mind blowing in its ferocity.
The label's full statement on the new addition to their blood spattered roster is below...
"Formed in May 2017, NecroticGoreBeast is a slamming brutal death metal band from Quebec, Canada. Influenced by bands like Analepsy, Cryptopsy, Devourment and Pathology, the band brings their own twist to the slam scene with a technical approach like few in the genre can achieve. With their debut album scheduled for late 2019, NecroticGoreBeast is poised to make a murderous assault on the death metal underground. Be prepared for one of the heaviest and most brutal releases ever that is certain to be an absolute bone crusher!" Watch this space for more news and get ready for total annihilation!"
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While many metal bands find inspiration from supernatural sources, myths, and legends, Widow's Peak find influence from true life horror, from the depths of cruelty, terror and pain that man(un)kind so readily descends to.
Widow's Peak is an aural catalogue of carnage, a metallic mausoleum of pain, a sonic symphony of suffering. Their music does not reach for the stars, but rather for the cold void that surrounds them, the darkness that lives in the soul of man. Make no mistake; Widow's Peak’s ferocity is the music of the spears, metal dripping with blood, bile and venom!
Formed in April of 2016, in Calgary AB, Widow's Peak have toured hard, their line-up has gelled, and are now on the cusp of releasing their debut six-track EP “Graceless”.Inspired by Meshuggah, Black Dahlia Murder, Pathology, Beyond Creation, and Cannibal Corpse, Widow's Peak are premiering their second single and video "CBT" via Slam Worldwide at the following link: https://youtu.be/htx_ftqKnow
The band comments:
"CBT (which stands for Cock and Ball Torture) is about as gruesome as it gets, lyrically. It revolves around the fetish some men have for genital mutilation and the people who indulge them in it. The writing process for the song involved intensive research (including graphic videos) about not only the fetish, but the anatomy of the male genitals and various methods of genital mutilation. The lyrics aim to instil the disgust one might experience if they, too, watched someone cut out their own testicles on camera."
“Graceless” is due out April 27, 2018 with pre-order available on the Bandcamp here.
First single "Mother Misery" - https://youtu.be/iQytg3Wy_FM
The band adds:
"We think fans will react to “Graceless” with a combination of shock, disgust, and adrenaline-pumping groove. Each song is very different from one another, and the EP is well rounded enough that fans of any type of extreme metal will find something they like. While the music is technical and the lyrics obscene, there is an underlying groove throughout that ensures the head-banging musicality is never lost.”
April 27 - Calgary, AB - Distortion (CD Release) - info
Widow's Peak is:
Patricio Cereceda-Paulsen - Drums
Chris McCrimmon - Lead Guitar
Matt Yeomans - Vocals
Scott Cressman - Rhythm Guitar, Vocals
Mike Jones - Bass, Vocals
Polish brutal death / grind horde Feto In Fetus have recently finished recording their new album and made available first song from “From Blessing To Violence”. “Wake Up And Die” can be streamed at Selfmadegod Records SoundCloud or YouTube channel now.
The quartet from North East of Poland finished recording the newest material late 2017 in 666studio (Christ Agony, Norylsk, F.A.M.). It’s over half an hour of brutal death/grind with slam parts and bone-crushing breakdowns. Lyrically it’s all about pathological deviation, serial killers and various methods of taking someone’s life. The album will definitely appeal for fans of Suffocation, Napalm Death, Lock Up, Aborted, Cephalic Carnage, Vomitory, Cattle Decapitation, Devourment..
The album is set for March 30th 2018 release date on CD via Selfmadegod Records. You can pre-order CD, apparel and bundles at Selfmadegod webstore
The 'Releases Of The Year' series are albums chosen by myself as the best release from each country / dependency known to have an official release in the year 2017. These are alphabetized in country order so are easy to navigate. Each award has national flag featured alongside the band name, Release Of The Year' and Facebook link (where provided)
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