Brazilian Gothic / Death doom influenced In Absenthia have released a new music video 'Abiding Strain' in support of their forthcoming album 'Thou Shalt Not Forgive Fate' set to be unleashed in a major partnership between Nuktemeron Productions, Odicelaf Records, Impaled Records and The Metal Vox to follow their 2016 release 'The Peaceful Lotus'. ‘Thou Shalt Not Forgive Fate’ also marks the debut of their new line-up with vocalist Nany Yates.
Watch 'Abiding Strain' at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eMMEyVWU39g
Plus their lyric video 'To Covet The Requiem' can be viewed at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZApIZqmt7DU
Réunionese (Réunion Island) Technical Death Metallers Aeon Patronist have announced details on their forthcoming EP and have released this statement:-
"The time has come to lift the veil off of our upcoming EP. This new offering, entitled "Mortal Prosternation", will contain 3 pieces of devastating Black / Death mMtal and be sublimed with this amazing artwork realized by Camille Murgue." (seen below)
The EP follows the band's debut album "Through The Paths Of Delusion" which was released back in 2014 via an Independent release, limited to 300 copies. They are now signed to French label Great Dane Records.
The Symphonic Death metal band Ghost of Mary have released a new video clip for the song "Nothing": https://youtu.be/OkTXLZXZbRo
The song taken from the album "Oblivaeon" released via Revalve Records. "Obliveaon" is available now on:
Indian death metal greats Plague Throat release their highly awaited full length debut after putting out a stunner in 'An Exordium to Contagion' EP. And if their single was anything go by, the band's sound is only getting more powerful and relevant by imbibing influences of both brutal and technical death metal while remaining rooted in the classic death metal style. These are ten unrelenting and supremely passionate songs that will have any metalhead banging his head in ridiculous fashion. Catchiness has always been a trait for this band but it's never at the expense of the heaviness. With a faultless production to boot, 'The Human Paradox' will become a death metal staple for old and new fans alike all around the world.
Italian Death Metallers Antropofagus have partnered with Decibel Magazine in debuting "Spawn of Chaos," a track from forthcoming Comatose Music release Methods of Resurrection Through Evisceration (M.O.R.T.E.). Get in on the action below!
Antropofagus returns on May 12, 2017 with an album of uncompromising godless ferocity! Five years after their highly praised Architecture of Lust release, this Italian death metal beast strikes again with Comatose Music release Methods of Resurrection Through Evisceration (M.O.R.T.E.), a journey into life, death, resurrection and the descent into the darkest depths of self.
This is Antropofagus' heaviest and most wicked effort to date, blending old school US death metal influences with their trademark style of brutality. M.O.R.T.E. is a deluge of punishing frantic riffs, monstrous vocals and a relentless drums performance by Davide 'BrutalDave' Billia (Beheaded, Hour Of Penance). Make no mistake; there is no escape. Antropofagus is coming to consume your flesh and invade your soul! Also look out for the officially licensed vinyl edition from Everlasting Spew Records.
Guitarist Francesco and Vocalist Tya had this to say about the forthcoming Comatose Music release:
Francesco: "We decided to go with a warmer and fatter tone this time. The songs are more straight forward and in your face than the songs on 'Architecture of Lust', and certainly more groovy. I'd say this is the most old school and evil Antropofagus album to date. Dave and I worked hard to make sure this album would have a deeper sanguineous sound, and I also went from a six string to a seven string guitar for this recording. I'd say Morbid Angel and Hate Eternal have been the strongest influences while writing this album, but the Antropofagus trademark is definitely there, so expect pure brutality! Probably our most balanced and mature album so far."
Tya: "This is definitely the Antropofagus album which we worked the most on, the one that required the highest tribute from us. As on a conceptual level, it's drenched of my own blood. M.O.R.T.E. is a continual succession of thoughts, shadows and nightmares shaped into music, extreme and hate-filled against all which is dogmatic to humanity's eyes. A process of rebirth through the evisceration of my own self."
Assault are Singapore's best kept secret. They're playing scintillating death / thrash metal with rare ferocity coupled with melodic sensibilities in a way that the intensity remains unabated throughout. With guest appearances from notable band members of ChthoniC (Taiwan) and Nothnegal (The Maldives), they're touted as one of the best emerging bands from Asia. Additionally, 'The Fallen Reich' features artwork from none other than the world renowned artist Mark Riddick. It's certainly one of the most exciting and promising albums in recent times and will set new standards for bands in their region.
Belgian black death metal veterans Insanity Reigns Supreme have revealed a new live video for the track 'By The Blood of the Beast', which is taken from their latest studio album "Unorthodox" (out now on Shiver Records)!
The video can be streamed through YouTube here (https://youtu.be/a9GCr7G0DJQ). It was recorded by Marleo Video at the prestigious Eindhoven Metal Meeting festival, which took place on December 16 & 17th of 2016 in Eindhoven, The Netherlands. Editing came courtesy of Cloud Music Typography.
Vocalist Tes Re Oth had the following to say about the song: “By The Blood Of The Beast details the ritual of Communion with the Undead Gods. Communion in this sense stands for actually trying to establish communication with those who have risen to reach the ultimate goal of joining them. In a live setting this is even more powerful, as we invite Them to join us and feast upon the energy that is freely given by us and the audience. In the end this was an experience that none who attended will forget.”
"Unorthodox" - the fourth full length album from Belgian cult pact Insanity Reigns Supreme - marks a new chapter of total darkness in the already 25 year long career of the band.
The follow-up to 2009’s renowned opus "Occultus Insanus Damnatus" excitingly combines furious black and death metal with the funeral grimness of doom, that continues to surprise and intrigue the listener in many ways.The duality of human nature and its macabre consequences form Unorthodox’s central theme.
The album’s stunning artwork – designed by Septic Flesh frontman Seth Siro Anton – and haunting lyrics expose the beast that lives inside all of us. The slipcase version of the album further visualizes man’s grim reality with its two different covers, hidden details and subtle hints.
"Unorthodox" was recorded at the Stage One Studios in Germany with Andy Classen, best known for his work with Belphegor, Legion of the Damned and Destruction.
Rome-based metal band Shores Of Null have announced their second album, ‘Black Drapes For Tomorrow’, which will be released via Candlelight / Spinefarm Records on April 14th, 2017.
Following their highly acclaimed debut “Quiescence”, the gloom maestros are back with an album full of wistful-yet-powerful riffs, blackened aggression and epic melancholy-ridden vocals.
Produced by Marco Mastrobuono at Kick Recording Studio (Fleshgod Apocalypse, Hour Of Penance), ‘Black Drapes For Tomorrow’ is a profoundly dark outing both musically and lyrically, forging a seamless and overflowing blend of genres into a boiling pot of multi-layered sounds.
An intense live schedule in support of this release sees them embarking upon a European tour with Harakiri For The Sky and Sylvaine; they are also set to make several Italian appearances opening for Candlemass, with more shows still to be announced.
The album title leaves no room for misinterpretation; Shores Of Null are back with a burden of gloom and darkness.
"I think many of us have struggled with certain situations at some point in our lives, and subsequently developed a coping mechanism that was more destructive than healing." Comments The Crawling's frontman Andy Clarke on the band's new single 'An Immaculate Deception'. Today the death doom trio released a music video for said single, which is taken from the bands forthcoming album Anatomy Of Loss scheduled for release 7th April via Grindscene Records. Andy adds, "This song is centred on how, despite best efforts, people can become incapable of processing emotions; and end up in even darker places."
Watch 'An Immaculate Deception' Here!
Formed in the winter of 2014 against the bleak concrete backdrop of Lisburn city, Northern Ireland, The Crawling have came a long way since their humble beginnings. Influenced by Paradise Lost, Katatonia and Bolt Thrower, The Crawling use a guttural vocal to combine melancholy with weight, churning out a heavy, doom/death ensemble. January 2015 saw the debut single 'Choking On Concrete,' which put the band on the scene, followed in October 2015 by the critically acclaimed In Light of Dark Days 3 track EP. 2016 was a massive year for the band; most notably performing at Inferno Metal Festival in Norway, and Bloodstock Open Air in England. The festival appearances have been reinforced by successful headline shows at home, which culminated in a main stage slot at the highly respected Siege of Limerick festival in Southern Ireland.
With the announcement of the bands debut album Anatomy Of Loss now brought to the fore, an album featuring no less than seven tracks expressing desperation and defeat and artwork from Travis Smith (Anathema, Bloodbath, Death...) The Crawling strive to spread their brand of misery ever further.
Andy Clarke comments, "Anatomy of Loss is an album inspired by true events. It examines experiences of the band first hand, and what we see in our everyday lives. In short, it is a collection of stories about loss, regret and despondency. It looks at how people develop mechanisms to cope with grief, failure and heartbreak; and more often than not - the inability to do so. The recording process consisted of fun, despair, rage and subsequently immense satisfaction. Translating a song from the rehearsal studio to record is a daunting task, but this album was particularly challenging."
Irish death metal cult Apostate Viaticum premiere the new track "Moloch the Sanguinary" at Decibel magazine's website. The track hails from the band's highly anticipated debut album, Before the Gates of Gomorrah, set for international release on March 13th via Invictus Productions. Hear Apostate Viaticum's "Moloch the Sanguinary" in its entirety exclusively HERE.
One of the most exciting new bands Invictus has come across lately, Apostate Viaticum feature in their ranks a number of Irish metal veterans, largely evolving out of the band Morphosis, whose roots stretch back to the early '90s. Indeed, ancient times inform much of Before the Gates of Gomorrah: the foundation of late '80s deathrash is firm here, with the pioneering old works of Sadus, Pestilence, Master, and Sepultura setting forth the signposts by which Apostate Viaticum take flight and subsequently destroy.
And yet, it's what the band do with these influences which makes Before the Gates of Gomorrah so fresh. Bolstered by absolutely blistering production, Apostate Viaticum conjure slowly evolving whirlpools of maniacal Metal of Death magic, simmering with patience and slithering in a most serpentine manner, all before exploding into rabid, red-eyed bestiality or striking with iron-fisted doom-trudge, in between moving with martial grace and malevolent ease. Indeed, one could easily qualify Before the Gates of Gomorrah as "martial" metal par excellence, exhibiting as it does a unique 'n' elusive stridency that slots itself well alongside Invictus brethren Diocletian, Bölzer, and ZOM whilst exhibiting a comparably righteous rivetheadedness of Gospel of the Horns, Vomitor, and Throaat. Altogether, it's ever-singular EXTREME METAL, and it's merely the dawn of greatness for Apostate Viaticum.
Hear the next glimpse of greatness exclusively HERE, courtesy of Decibel, North America's only monthly metal magazine. The first glimpse of greatness can be heard the track "In the Shadow of the Monolith" at Invictus' Soundcloud HERE.
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