Here comes the second strike of Unleashed’s new album. It’s the title track of The Hunt for White Christ, which will be out on October 26th via Napalm Records!
Singer and bass player Johnny Hedlund explains the story behind the new song:
“After the despicable acts of terror against women and children in the South, and the devastation of the villages (as seen on the album cover), The Midgard Warriors decide to hunt down White Christ, all the way to Jorsala if need be.”
Watch the video right HERE!
When it comes to Swedish Death Metal, the traditional Stockholm way and death metal per se, there is one band you have to mention: Unleashed! Formed in 1989 by vocalist / bass player Johnny Hedlund, Unlheased have been delivering supreme death metal from day one. Dealing with Viking traditions and values, and honing their craft, they have become extreme metal pioneers, musically and lyrically, inspiring legions of other bands with their sound.
The Hunt for White Christ is the fourth album in the continued story line of the World of Odalheim and their Midgard warriors – a story authored by Johnny Hedlund himself, comprising of the past, present, and what Hedlund’s deems as the future of the Viking traditions and values. The album was recorded in the spring of 2018 at Chrome Studios, and does not simply mark the Swedes` 13th full-length album: it also solidifies the bands impact on history, paving the way to their 30th anniversary in 2019! Three decades of metal onslaught, and they have neither lost their bite, nor their love for pure death metal mayhem!
Pre-Order The Hunt for White Christ HERE!
After three years of deathlike silence, Québécois death metal adepts Outre-Tombe return with Nécrovortex, their second album of grotesque graveyard anthems, through Temple of Mystery Records. The CD version shall be released internationally on October 17th, while the vinyl version shall follow in early December. And today, Decibel magazine streams the whole album in its entirety. Hear Outre-Tombe's Nécrovortex in its entirety exclusively HERE.
To the band’s credit, Outre-Tombe have not attempted to flood the underground with useless releases; over the course of their eight-year existence, the band has released a single demo and two albums, all of which are meticulously written, performed, and recorded. This methodical approach to their work is part of what sets Outre-Tombe apart from the majority of their peers.
With this album, Outre-Tombe continue to sharpen their sound, which faithfully captures the essence of late '80s and early '90s death metal. Outre-Tombe’s influences are no secret—they clearly draw inspiration from bands such as Grave, Nihilist, Asphyx, and Pestilence—but rattling off a list of classic death metal influences doesn’t do justice to the impact that Outre-Tombe achieve with their music, a sound that is as relentless as it is morbid.
The songs on Nécrovortex are generally aggressive and pummelling, leaving the listener with little or no respite from the assault, but even at breakneck speed, there’s a compositional intricacy on display. These songs reveal the aural machinations of horror and death through riffs that are coordinated, precisely carved and chiselled, and surgically sutured together, tightly, with no room for error. The production is just crisp enough to allow the instrumentation to stand out, permitting the listener to grasp the many memorable riffs around which each track is constructed.
The vocals are also unique. Bassist and vocalist Crachat captures the guttural essence of the French language with his vocals, disgorged and spewed across the tracks. Like every element of the band’s sound, the vocals are insistent, commanding attention. Lyrically, the band focuses on horror and the macabre, but with a rare degree of sophistication. For those capable of deciphering French, the imagery conjured by the lyrics is extraordinarily vivid and perfectly suited for the music.
Completing the overall presentation of Nécrovortex is cover art masterfully created by Matt “Putrid” Carr. It is, therefore, with tremendous honour that Temple of Mystery Records presents Outre-Tombe’s second offering on black vinyl, as well as a limited die-hard coloured vinyl edition. (description by Jason Campbell)
Since 2016 the German Death Metal Institution Dawn Of Disease has been a part of the Napalm Records family, releasing two very strong albums in this relatively short period: "Worship The Grave" and "Ascension Gate” (which reached # 46 in the official German charts. Through numerous shows supporting the likes Amon Amarth, Behemoth, Arch Enemy, Powerwolf, Sodom and At The Gates as well as appearances at festivals including Wacken Open Air, Rock Hard Festival, Party.San Open Air, Metal Hammer Paradise, Rockharz Festival, Metal On The Hill and Summer Breeze Open Air, Dawn of Disease has gained attention far beyond the borders of their home country.
Now the band has signed a new contract, which will strengthen the existing partnership and guarantee further great releases.
The Band comments as follows:-
"We are very happy to have Napalm Records as a strong and reliable partner at our side in the coming years, supporting us in every way possible. Since the release of 'Worsphip The Grave', which in 2016 was a new and important step in the history of Dawn Of Disease after a four-year release break, we have grown more and more together with Napalm Records. With the signing of a new contract we can already look forward to a future that will give all of you Death Metal maniacs out there more wrecking balls with a melodic taste!"
Napalm Records adds:-
"Dawn Of Disease is the Death Metal flagship! We are very glad to have re-signed the contract! Be sure there’s a lot to come in the near future!”
Dawn Of Disease are currently writing songs for their next album, which will be released next year on Napalm Records.
Egypt's Scarab release 'Circles of Verminejya' lyric video; taken from upcoming album "Martyrs of the Storm"
Egypt's Death Metal band Scarab unleash their new lyric video Circles of Verminejya. The song is taken from their third full length upcoming album titled Martyrs of the Storm. The album features a number of artists: Joe Haley (Psycroptic), Karl Sanders (Nile), Tarassenko Nikita (The Condratiction), Amducias Baal (Temple of Baal), Stephen Moss (Onsetcold), Achraf Loudiy (Aeternam) and Paul Nazarkardeh (De Profundis). The bass has been recorded with another De Profundis member, Arran Macsporran.
The release date for Martyrs of the Storm will be confirmed later.
Vocalist Sammy Sayed explains why so many artists are featured on the album:-
"We want to make a statement in the name of brotherhood and unity of metal worldwide. We want Martyrs of the Storm to be something beyond just us and our egos. Artists such as Joe Haley and Karl Sanders have influenced us a lot and it is great to have their spirit added to our work of art."
Every song in the album is dedicated to a concept, all wrapped in this sphere of chaos called Martyrs of the Storm.
Circles of Verminejya is dedicated to the mystical and magical tradition of Voodoo from great Africa. Check out the video here:- https://vimeo.com/289903570
The album cover is a real painting by the artist Fiona Garcia, digitally adapted by Al Sharif Marzeban.
Lutharö, from Hamilton, Canada is proud to premiere their music video for their single “Unleash The Beast” via Bravewords.com. The single is the title track off their upcoming EP and is an enticing amalgamation of death metal growling and punchy double kicks accompanied by power metal cleans and fiery guitar solos.
The myriad of dynamic elements and groovy bits make this one powerhouse of a song. Its lyrics follow the familiar situation of someone restraining themselves for too long in fear of judgement or emotional pain; as this goes on they feel an anger grow inside of them until it eventually turns into a full on monster seeking vengeance. The range on the vocals masterfully paint a vivid image of all hell breaking loose.
Further expanding on where Shipperbottom’s lyrics come from:
“The lyrics specifically on this EP were all inspired by emotional experiences in her day to day life with a more morbid twist and added metaphors.”
The band has crafted this EP in the hope their listeners will have a positive and and lasting experience, finding it enjoyable and authentic but also relatable. Giving nods to some of their noticeable influences including Arch Enemy, Metallica, Black Sabbath, Behemoth and Iron Maiden, Lutharö sits imposingly on the border of the death, power and thrash sub-genres.
The video for “Unleash the Beast” can be heard at http://bravewords.com/news/exclusive-canada-s-lutharo-premier-unleash-the-beast-music-video-new-ep-out-in-november
"Unleash the Beast" is due out November 16th and will be available on Bandcamp, iTunes, and Spotify. Download of the EP title track is available on the band's Bandcamp here.
Peruvian death metal monsters Rotten Evisceration reveals the first single “Ascending From The Putrid Grave”. The album "Ancient Grave Ascension" will be out on November 1st 2018.
Dr. Surgeon Mutilador comment:
“It is the first time we will have a support like this for one of our songs. We are very excited to show the video to all the death metal maniacs. This video fits perfectly with the song "Ascending From The Putrid Grave" because the lyrics are closely related to the art of the cover. It show in its images all the musical brutality that we want to transmit to the audience”
Spanish death/doom band Sönambula have just inked a deal with Xtreem Music for the release of their second album to be entitled Bicéfalo, scheduled for international release on December 18th.
Sönambula was born in 2015, releasing an EP, Hilen Argia, that same year and a full-length album, Secuela, in 2016. The band spent the following years playing all over the country and gaining a good reputation, which caught the attention of Xtreem Music, who signed them for the release of their upcoming second album, Bicéfalo. Cover artwork was made by Igor Mugerza (Aposento, Famishgod, Ouija, Dormanth)
The style of Sönambula style can be defined as a raw, heavy, and dark blend of death, doom, and sludge, drawing influences from bands like Winter, Autopsy, early Asphyx, Celtic Frost, Nihilist, and Coffins.
Release date for Bicéfalo will be December 18th through Xtreem Music on CD format. In the meantime, hear the new track "Héroe Sangriento" HERE at Xtreem's official YouTube channel as well as at the label's Soundcloud HERE.
Brazilian progressive death metal band Piah Mater are now streaming the entirety of their upcoming album The Wandering Daughter at Decibel Magazine. The album is being released this Friday via code666.
The band commented:-
"Although it's not a concept album per se, “The Wandering Daughter” does have a common theme throughout its entirety, a thread that connects its 6 songs into a sensorial unity. On a musical level, we aimed for that feeling of being taken on a journey, with its many pitfalls and climaxes along the record’s 56 minutes of play. Lyric-wise, that thread would be the relationship between man/ woman and nature. I understand that, at a ﬁrst glance, this is not exactly groundbreaking territory for a band to explore in their songs, plenty of artists have delved into this topic before. But I do believe that, when crafting lyrics, perspective is everything and that the way this subject is presented stems from a very genuine and intimate place. I hope that comes across to the listeners as well."
Stream the album in full here: https://www.decibelmagazine.com/2018/10/03/full-album-stream-piah-mater-the-wandering-daughter/
Pre-order the album here: http://www.auralwebstore.com/shop/index.php?id_product=983&controller=product&id_lang=1
Irish death metal upstarts Zealot Cult premiere the new track "Sea of Suffering" at heavily trafficked web-portal NoCleanSinging.com. The track hails from the band's highly anticipated debut album, Spiritual Sickness, set for international release on November 9th via Blood Harvest Records and Helter Skelter Productions. Hear Zealot Cult's "Sea of Suffering" in its entirety exclusively HERE.
In early 2016, Zealot Cult self-released their debut EP, Karmenian Crypt. Duly impressed by this young quartet's power and poise, Blood Harvest stepped in and released Karmenian Crypt on 12" vinyl later that autumn. Quickly, Karmenian Crypt reaped critical acclaim, and for good reason: here was a band mature beyond their years, seemingly effortlessly crafting pure and total DEATH METAL that was simultaneously timeless and modern. Alas, those three songs were just a teaser for more mastery to come, and it's now arrived in the full-length Spiritual Sickness.
Instantly upon pressing "play" on Spiritual Sickness, this is the same whirlwinding Zealot Cult of before, only taken to bolder and more bellicose ends. Here exist those same strong, expertly integrated influences from classic Floridian death metal and especially the early Roadrunner/RC catalog which fostered same. And yet, Zealot Cult further manage to make epic, multi-dimensional majesty from that firm foundation, their compositions constantly rising and falling and taking dark 'n' doomed directions, all while remaining immediately memorable. So, while various strains of Pestilence, Death, Morbid Angel, and especially Obituary can be heard loud 'n' clear across Spiritual Sickness, its eight songs build upon said foundation and contribute to this rich legacy, underlining the unyielding ties to tradition whilst making majesty in modern times.
Completed by clear-yet-crushing production and a fully satisfying 42 minutes, Spiritual Sickness is indeed aptly titled. The time is NOW to join the Zealot Cult! Continue initiation exclusively HERE, courtesy of NoCleanSinging.com. Begin initiation with the previously revealed "Blades of Jihad" HERE at Blood Harvest's Bandcamp. Pre-order info can be found HERE.
Blood Spattered Axe Records in conjunction with Guts ´n´ Blood Records are proud to reveal the track-list and the artwork cover of "Ancient Grave Ascension", the debut full length Rotten Evisceration, a putrefying death metal band from Peru; with strong shades of classic death metal which will see the light of day on November 1st. 2018.
It will be released on a three-panel digipak format, with exclusive artwork done by Indonesian artist Raymond Art (Stigmatuary, Decomposed, Bloodshed, Neoplassis, Swarm Of Serpents, Slaves Of Suffering…)
Featuring a raw death metal sound resulting from the mix of technique, brutality and harsh guitar solos, their concept album and lyrics are focused on telling horror stories and necrophilic fantasies with the undead. It is similar to a horror movie that instead of using images we do it through our powerful and insane guitar riffs attached to crushing drums.
"Ancient Grave Ascension" was recorded, mixed and mastered at Solar Empire Studio by Aquiles "Solar Empire”, Pueblo Libre – Lima, 2018.
Please consider a small donation to continue the running of the site
Global Metal Apocalypse