Romanian Death Metal group Saddayah offer a new track taken off their upcoming debut album, "Apopheny of Life", full-length scheduled for release on the 7th of September via Loud Rage Music. 8, the second single, is now available for streaming here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vF-tyVK0das
Saddayah‘s music is rooted in traditional Death Metal, but the band’s serious technical abilities rose to a fresh, melodic and technical type of Death Metal with progressive and blackened influences.
Solium Fatalis has launched the premiere of "Synthon," the first single off the forthcoming Genetically Engineered to Enslave. Stream the song at: youtu.be/6wDDGtoC-6s
The fourth album from the New Hampshire-based melodic blackened death metal band features guest appearances by members of Cryptopsy and Chthe'ilist, and a ripping cover of Epidemic's "Factor Red."
Solium Fatalis will release Genetically Engineered to Enslave on October 13.
Check out previous Solium Fatalis releases at soliumfatalis.bandcamp.com
Solium Fatalis' brand of extreme metal began with the self-titled independent release of their 2013 full length debut album featuring production by Fredrik Nordstrom (At The Gates, Dimmu Borgir) and stunning artwork by Seth Siro Anton (Exodus, Paradise Lost, Septicflesh).
Not ones to sit idle for long, the band quickly released 2015's The Undying Season which was a clear evolution of the band's sound. With production by Christian Donaldson (Cryptopsy, The Agonist, Neuraxis) and artwork by French artist Pierre-Alain D.@3mmi, both of whom have gone on to become Solium's regular artist and engineer for the bands 2016 release Neuronic Saw and now for their fourth album they bring over 10 tracks and 40 minutes of music for 2018.
Genetically Engineered to Enslave features guest vocals by Matt McGachy (Cryptopsy) and Haydee Irizarry (Carnivora) as well as a guest guitar solo by Phil Tougas (First Fragment, Chthe'ilist) and features a concept throughout the record regarding genetic engineering and artificial intelligence.
The band features Jeff DeMarco on Bass and Vocals, Jim Gregory and Ryan Beevers on guitars and Jeff Saltzman on drums, the alchemy of which has created a whirlwind of blackened death metal that has become an unparalleled dynamic force in studio as well as live on their multiple tours.
Death metal mavericks Maligner premiere the new track "Lust for Fire" at Decibel magazine's website. The track hails from the band's highly anticipated debut album, Attraction to Annihilation, set for international release on August 31st via Blood Harvest Records and Helter Skelter Productions. Hear Maligner's "Lust for Fire" in its entirety exclusively HERE.
One of the most promising hordes Blood Harvest have come across in some time, Maligner are a deathrashing power-trio hailing from the label's home town of Malmö, Sweden. To date, Maligner have a two-song digital promo released during the autumn of 2016 and then, a few months later, the five-song Demon EP, which Blood Harvest released on cassette tape and digital formats. Bolstered by the attention afforded Demon, the trio truly come into their own on Attraction to Annihilation.
For a debut album, Attraction to Annihilation is as fully formed as they come. Maligner may be only entering their third year of existence, but the attention to craft and class across this eight-song firestorm is seriously the work of veterans - but, of course, ones not yet complacent with their ideas and especially execution. Right from the very first notes of opener "Oath-bound," Maligner explode with a dazzling array of fleet-footed 'n' finesse death metal in a most late '80s mold, back when actual songwriting mattered most and bands like Death, Sadus, and Dark Angel ruled the underground. Indeed, even nomenclature like "deathrash" didn't really exist; it was simply all METAL, just darker and more deathly than what the aboveground was proffering. But, Maligner are no mere retro retread: their compositional prowess is in a league of its own, and their attention to the finer details of aggression bespeaks a maturity that thankfully isn't neutering. In fact, the longer this 31-minute maelstrom rolls on, the more dizzying it becomes, possessing both body and spirit in a grand celebration of destruction and death.
Try as you may, there's just no denying Maligner's Attraction to Annihilation! Continue trying with the new track "Lust for Fire" exclusively HERE, courtesy of Decibel, North America's only monthly metal magazine. Begin trying with the aforementioned "Oath-bound" HERE at Blood Harvest's Bandcamp. Pre-order info for the CD can be found HERE, and pre-order for the vinyl can be found HERE.
Inferna Profundus Records has set September 10th as the international release date for Goat Sperm's striking debut EP, Voice in the Womb.
Hailing from Ukraine, Goat Sperm are a shadowy power-trio who play orthodox black/death metal exclusively. Theirs is a world-eating sound drawing equal influence from the realms of sepulchral death and morbid black, billowing obsidian smoke and weaving an almost ceremonial aspect, all whilst maintaining an intensely martial surge. Unremittingly physical and yet suffused with an atmosphere that's paradoxically wide-open and chokingly claustrophobic, Voice in the Womb is aptly titled: within its three-song/19-minute foundation lay myriad catacombs to get lost amongst, deeper mysteries at each turn to unravel.
Decibel has premiered Ruinous Ensoulment, the forthcoming full-length debut album from Greek Death Metallers Gravewards.
Stream Gravewards' Ruinous Ensoulment
Gravewards will release Ruinous Ensoulment July 27 through Unspeakable Axe Records (available through international distribution channels on August 31). Pre-orders are available at this location.
Appearing almost completely from thin air, Greek death metallers Gravewards made a small but intense impression with their 2017 demo Subconscious Lobotomy. That independently-released 4-track tape was the kind of death metal too rarely heard in recent years, having the spirit of the original bands but not married to any particular influence or scene. Rather than emulating an album or style they loved, Gravewards paid some homage to the sounds of the 1990s while finding their own way forward.
Now their debut full-length Ruinous Ensoulment is here, and it delivers thoroughly on the promise and the mission statement of their demo. Seven bludgeoning tracks and one intro deep, this album has the band reaching a very early peak in their young career. Songs are technical without descending into wankery, often utilizing the kind of backward, nightmare-logic riffs that initially separated death metal from thrash, but which many bands now have either discarded in favour of straightforward Slayerisms or pushed to an incomprehensible extreme.
Gravewards finds fertile ground in between, delivering one line after another that is somehow incredibly catchy but also very unique. These passages often give way to either groovy mid-tempo parts or bursts of full-on melody, without ever becoming saccharine - again, a degree of good taste is shown that is too rare in a genre where bands like to find what works and then double or triple down on it. Over these well-developed compositions, vocals are less growls than the shouts of a crazed demon choking on the blood of its enemies. Nothing about Ruinous Ensoulment is rote or easily expected; instead
Gravewards marks out their own territory with the creativity and fearlessness that was more prevalent when the genre was still new.
Chilean ultra-cult Invocation Spells stream the entirety of their highly anticipated fourth album, Spread Cruelty in the Abyss, at heavily trafficked web-portal CVLTNation.com. Set for international release on July 27th via Hells Headbangers, hear Invocation Spells' Spread Cruelty in the Abyss in its entirety exclusively HERE.
There's simply no stopping Invocation Spells. One of the hottest bands in the shit-hot Chilean black/death scene, this diabolical duo continues to unleash one punishing slab of filth 'n' fury after another, each one more concise and crushing than the next. Spread Cruelty in the Abyss follows hot on the heels of the critically acclaimed The Flame of Hate, released internationally last year by Hells Headbangers. Like that predecessor, Spread Cruelty in the Abyss wastes absolutely no time in igniting a sulphurous conflagration from the first few notes...except this time, it's more quickly apparent how daresay catchy Invocation Spells have become.
Lest anyone accuse the band of softening or selling out, be aware that Spread Cruelty in the Abyssis simply and 100% Invocation Spells through and through: no compromise, and no quarter. Like The Flame of Hate before it and Descendent the Black Throne before that, Spreads Cruelty in the Abyss possesses a special magic that eludes easy "blackthrash" categorization - namely, through an acute balance between the bestial and more classically speed metal tropes - but the molten, even martial pulse the duo develop further here turns these more deliberately hypnotic spells of possession into veritable anthems of minimalism, spilling poison and black blood in equal measure, and even more endlessly headbanging than before. And with this unselfconscious, even-more-pronounced emphasis on "catchiness" comes an even swifter and stricter sense of economy: Spread Cruelty in the Abyss clangs 'n' bangs with absolute authority in a mere 26 minutes. Get in, get out, get fucked.
And just like they have with their songwriting nous, Invocation Spells have all about perfected their production style, once again locating that ever-so-sweet middle-ground between fuck-off raw and clear/cutting, with each incensed-yet-impassioned note ringing out through the humid haze before mangling the mind with quintessentially Chilean diabolism. This summer's gonna be a hot one, then, so no better time to Spread Cruelty in the Abyss!
Hear all of it for yourself exclusively HERE, courtesy of CVLTNation.com. Pre-order info can be found HERE at Hells Headbangers' Bandcamp.
Greek Black/Death outfit Burial Hordes will haunt the world again in a few weeks to leave it in swath of destruction. The new album "ΘΑΝΑΤΟΣ ΑΙΩΝΙΟΣ" will be released via Folter Records on September 14, 2018. A first taste of this elemental force is now released in form of a video for the opening track "Human Condition (Isolation Meaninglessness Mortality)". The clip can bee seen here:
Death metal barbarians Cemetery Urn premiere the new track "Down the Path of the Dead" at Decibel magazine's website. The track hails from the band's highly anticipated fourth album, Barbaric Retribution, set for international release on August 17th via Hells Headbangers. Hear Cemetery Urn's "Down the Path of the Dead" in its entirety exclusively HERE.
By now, Cemetery Urn should need no introduction. A staple of the Australian extreme metal scene, for over a decade now, the band have been a study in staunch self-reliance, self-booking two highly successful tours across the United States as well as releasing their first two albums on their own Cemetery Recordings. Although Hells Headbangers would release those first two albums - 2008's Urn of Blood and 2010's The Conquered Are Burned - on vinyl in 2011, Cemetery Urn's spirit is fiercely independent. Not to mention that they've a deep history in that Australian extreme metal scene: founding guitarist and songwriter Andrew Gillon also hails from reactivated Aussie barbarians Abominator, and previously played in the final lineup of Bestial Warlust; original vocalist Damon Bloodstorm was renowned as the frontman for Bestial Warlust and for Abominator from 1996-2001; and drummer Matt Crossingham, who's played with such bands as Belligerent Intent, Scars of Sodom, and Draconis Infernum.
Following up the momentum created by last year's poised 'n' powerful Cemetery Urn, Cemetery Urn strike with arguably their most vicious record yet. Ever aptly titled, Barbaric Retribution indeed makes good on the band's self-branded "Australian Barbaric Death Metal" tag, taking the martial foundation of their earlier work and locating a blood-red-raw humidity which makes their incendiary maelstrom all the more overwhelming. Cemetery Urn have never been short on powerful production - always, a balance between crush and clarity is sought - but Barbaric Retribution, perhaps due to its take-no-prisoners title, pushes the intensity to near-suffocating levels. But within that unremitting savagery lurks a greater number of doomed-out down-tempo twists and some truly demonic soloing, all ever suggestive of the very literal Armageddon at the heart of their aesthetic. Above all, Barbaric Retribution truly proves that unrelenting intensity and top-shelf songwriting need not be mutually exclusive terms - or, more to the point, that Barbaric Retribution is indeed BARBARIC RETRIBUTION!
Now scaled back to a lean 'n' mean quartet, Gillon handled bass in addition to his guitar duties on Barbaric Retribution, but the record sees the arrival of new vocalist S. Geoffery, who'll also be handling bass for live performances.
"I’d worked with S. Geoffery in Abominator live, so I knew he was capable of total unchained barbaric hatred, but the vocals recorded on the new album went beyond our most brutal expectations. There’s definitely some continuity from the Bloodstorm era of Cemetery Urn to the new era of Barbaric Retribution! The decision to continue as a four-piece will enable Cemetery Urn to get back on the road again and continue to brutalize metal maniacs worldwide! Barbaric Retribution is our manifesto to the stench of existence through this final stage of global decay."
Indeed, Cemetery Urn will be back on the road this fall touring Europe with Necrowretch - dates below. In the meantime, hear the new track "Down the Path of the Dead" exclusively HERE, courtesy of Decibel, North America's only monthly metal magazine. Also hear the album's title track HERE at Hells Headbangers' Bandcamp, where the album can be pre-ordered.
Soon, Cemetery Urn will be touring as part of the Burial Procession of Evropa, where they will be joined by France's esteemed Necrowretch. Presented by Killtown Bookings, the tour kicks off in September and will see both bands razing a dozen cities across eight countries. Burial Procession of Evropa will also be Cemetery Urn's first full tour in support of Barbaric Retribution. Confirmed dates and venues, as well as poster art by Misanthropic-Art, are as follows:
06.09 COPENHAGUE, DK – Killtown Death Fest
07.09 HAMBURG, DE – Bambi Galore
08.09 CHEMNITZ, DE – Nikola Tesla
09.09 MLADA BOLESLAV, CZ - Farářova Sluj
11.09 MILAN (ROZZANO), IT – Circolo Svolta
12.09 BASEL, CH – Hirscheneck
13.09 WOLFSBURG, DE – s.v. Jugendhaus Ost
14.09 KRAKOW, POL – Ze Pe Te
15.09 BERLIN, DE – Swamp Fest
18.09 PARIS, FR – Le Klub
19.09 ANTWERP, BE – Music City
21.09 WERMELSKIRCHEN, DE – NRW Death Fest
Italian technical death metal veterans are back with a vengeance and premiere today their new video and single «The Last Call».
The video is now playing in our official media partners for this premiere:
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«The Last Call» deals with the limits overcome by human race on Earth. Humans are the only beings menacing their own habitat and triggering an evident self-destruction process. The unwise use of nuclear plants is just one of the proofs. The Chernobyl and Fukushima disasters are and will ever be out of control. Humanity is at a point of no return. Planet Earth is making the «Last Call».
"The Last Call" is taken from the coming album «1991.Bloodstained» by Italian death metal masters Gory Blister. Full album to be released worldwide on Mighty Music September 28th.
Gory Blister are an old-school death metal band originally inspired by Death and the Kreator / Pestilence tradition. It’s no coincidence they made their debut in 1991.
After their official debut Art Bleeds, the album that got the best attention from the audience was Skymorphosis, providing the band the chance to go on a big European tour, alongside Steve Di Giorgio's Sadus, and Darkane.
In the two albums released in the following years, Graveyard Of Angels and Earth-Sick, the latter is worth mentioning, featuring Karl Sanders from Nile, as a special guest on vocals in 2 songs.
Eventually, The Fifth Fury could have been the band's ultimate album, but the diehard passion for music, and the challenge to push it forward, has motivated the band to write new material, laying the foundations for the new album entitled "1991.Bloodstained". Out through Mighty Music on September 28th.
During the writing process and demoing period of this new effort, the band had the privilege to receive the artistic and impartial consulting from the Godfather of Metal, Jon Zazula (the man who discovered Metallica), with whom the guitarist Raff Sangiorgio got in touch during the promotion of his solo album “Rebirth”.
Listening to the demos, Jon Zazula made his criticism on the work in progress, which was seriously taken into consideration by the band, in order to get the best songwriting ever on this new album.
"1991.Bloodstained" now exists. It’s an album with a self-congratulatory title, because it recalls the birth date of Gory Blister, even if the lyrics, as in the past, deal with a poetic and visionary perceiving of tragedies and disasters caused by the human race on Earth.
Georgia's Ennui streams first single from new album "End Of The Circle"; set for release in September
Georgian death infused funeral doom ensemble Ennui will release their fourth full-length album "End Of The Circle" on September 5, 2018 through Non Serviam Records.
No Clean Singing debuts the track, "The Withering Part I – Of Hollow Us", as the first extract from Ennui's upcoming album.
The band issues this statement: ““None of us will ever see the gleams of light in silent dawn. None of us will even know, that our shadow was already gone.”
Hear the twenty-plus-minute long funeral doom/death number RIGHT HERE
Formed in 2012 by David Unsaved in the city of Tbilisi, Georgian duo ENNUI explores a variety of styles within the genres of funeral doom and death Metal, and delivers a refined blend of dark melodies, crushing riffs and technical percussion together with the dramatic and poetic storytelling.
After years of intense work, headlining the Shadow Doom Festival in Russia, ENNUI is proud to present their fourth album, “End of the Circle”, containing three epic songs, according different canons of genre, and sustaining mind blowing atmosphere of funeral doom/death metal madness. ENNUI is ready to unleash the album that will mark the zenith point in their discography. Indeed, it's the most dark, inventive and extreme music written by the band to date. This is the opus about the death and funeral of all being, existential madness, and final cycle in a whirl of life and death. Throughout the dismally lumbering pace prolonged songs, ENNUI supremely showcases musical technicality in performance and composition without sacrificing melodic and dynamic proficiency.
This album was mixed and mastered at the prestigious Grindhouse Studios Athens. Brilliant cover artwork created by high skilled W. Smerdulak.
“End of the Circle” will be out via Non Serviam Records on digipak CD and digitally on September 05, 2018.
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