Italian label GoreGoreCords (A sub-label of Aural Music) is set to release "Psychonolatry" by legendary Italian death metal band Electrocution. The album, which is the band's first in 5 years, will be released on CD, digital and vinyl on Feb 8th 2019. Originally formed in 1990, the cult band has toured all over Italy with the likes of Death, Carcass, Motorhead and many more.
The band commented:-
"We are proud of this new musical chapter. We have left an important mark on the past and are committed to ensuring that this mark can remain indelible. Composing and recording these songs was challenging and, at the same time, natural and fun. We wanted to make an album that's solid, violent, fun to play and listen to. We believe we made it!”
More information will be available soon.
Finnish death metal outfit Festerday have released a music video for the song "Kill Your Truth". The track is taken from the full length debut 'iihtallan', to be released on January 4, 2019 via Season of Mist Underground Activists. The link for the video can be found below and can be freely spread.
Festerday have previously revealed the artwork of their new album. The cover was created by Christophe Moyen and can be viewed below together with the track list.
Following Festerday’s first EP ‘Cadaveric Virginity’ on Season of Mist, comes the bludgeoning debut of these cult death metallers, titled ‘iihtallan’. The album, to be released on January 4th, will ensure that 2019 kicks off with a loud bang for (old school) death metal fans.
Starting out in 1989, Pietarsaari, Finland, Festerday was inspired by early, classic death metal acts and named their band after a song on 'Reek of Putrefaction’ by Carcass.
Early on in their career, the death metal formation released three demos, in truly laconic Finnish style simply entitled 'Demo I' (1991). 'Demo II' (1992), and 'Demo III' (1992) that gained cult status. 'Demo II' was also released on a split with Carnifex. In 1993, the group disbanded.
This could have been the end, but Festerday regrouped in 2013, remastered all their previous material with Sami "Jämy" Jämsen at Studio Perkele in November 2014, and released everything on '...the Four Stages of Decomposition...' (2015). Since then, the Finns have continuously worked on their craft, by releasing various splits, compilations and EP’s.
It may have taken some time for Festerday to realize their debut full length, but now that it’s here, the metal scene is in for something wicked. Merging their old school death metal roots with black metal and punk, the veteran musicians aren’t afraid to push the borders of extreme music and refuse to conform to what is standardized in death metal. Brace yourself for ‘iihtallan’!
Bangalore, India based old school-rooted extreme metal act Aempyrean releases their debut EP, Fireborn, today from Cyclopean Eye Productions. Both Toilet ov Hell and Deaf Forever offered advance streaming of the entire EP prior to the release date.
"This is five tracks of non-stop aggression clocking in at a shameless 23 minutes of unrepentant attitude." — W., Toilet ov Hell
Hear Fireborn AT THIS LOCATION (courtesy of Toilet ov Hell) or AT THIS LOCATION (courtesy of Deaf Forever).
Clawing their way through the Indian underground, Aempyrean blasts forth with a whirlwind of fire and brimstone. The horde was conceptualized in early 2015 by BR (ex-Witchgoat, ex-Culminant) and Ajay N (Dhwesha). Sailesh K and Clint SS joined soon after and Avi S completed the lineup in June 2015. Influenced by '80s and early '90s Thrash and Death Metal processed through early Black metal sensibilities, Aempyrean intend to deliver nothing short of loud, savage and profane metal. They have already earned a strong following in the local underground after playing a few shows in India.
Aempyrean debut EP 'Fireborn' is out world-wide on December 05th, 2018 on CD via Cyclopean Eye Productions. Clocking in at nearly 23 and a half minutes, their EP 'Fireborn' rages with an unholy intensity that is sure to please die-hard fans of classic Morbid Angel, Morbid Scream, Absu, Destroyer 666, Possessed and even Morbid Visions-era Sepultura. Four original creations (including an interlude) and a tribute to Morbid Angel’s legendary track “Chapel of Ghouls” forebode the ominous arrival of Aempyrean in the subterranean domain of extreme metal.
Aempyrean are not here to fuck around, they are here to rip you with all the force of a chainsaw tearing through bone.
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Italian black metallers The Scars In Pneuma will release their debut album "The Path Of Seven Sorrows" on February 8th 2019 via Promethean Fire / Kolony Records. Today, the band and label have launched a pre-order for the record and revealed artwork and tracklist.
The Scars In Pneuma (“The Scars in the Soul” – from “πνεύμα”, ancient Greek word for “breath”, “breath of life” and, in a religious context, for “spirit”, “soul”) recorded "The Path Of Seven Sorrows" at Elfo Studio in Tavernago (PC), Italy; mixing and mastering took place at Goblin Studio in Piacenza, Italy, with Daniele Mandelli at the helm.
The striking cover artwork is "The Fire at Night" painting by Francisco Goya (1794).
First single "Spark To Fire To Sun", is now streaming on YouTube. Check it out HERE!
The Scars In Pneuma initially started as a solo project of Lorenzo Marchello (vocals / guitars / bass) in the beginning of 2017, and it turned to a band when trusted musicians Francesco Lupi (guitars) and Daniele Valseriati (drums) joined the ranks later during the same year.
Musically, The Scars In Pneuma provides it's own particular black metal style, which can be defined as a mix of black metal, death metal with melodic riffing and epic passages, with a touch of doomy mood. Some bands that can be cited as inspiration are Dissection, Mgła, Be'lakor, Rotting Christ, Forgotten Tomb, Blut Aus Nord, Emperor.
Lyrically, The Scars In Pneumais all about themes such as dealing with your own demons, life's biggest regrets, the passing of time, the beloved people we lost.
The Scars In Pneuma:
Lorenzo Marchello - Vocals, Guitars, Bass
Francesco Lupi - Guitars
Daniele Valseriati - Drums
Tor Marrock unveil their new video for the track 'The Belonging'. The dark, occult imagery is perfectly suited to one of the standout tracks from the album The Concept Of Self, which is due out on Black Vulture Records on December 13th.
Word of the album's imminent release has been spreading through the metal underground like wildfire and this new unnerving clip will only serve to heighten the anticipation surrounding it.
Watch 'The Belonging' at Kronos Mortus Metal Zine NOW
"In the deep velvet shadows between the flames figures twist and entwine, dancing on the edge of perception, frightening but deeply alluring. There’s a soft, sensual voice inviting you to step through the flames into the enticing wickedness beyond. Words of promise and ritual spiral through the night air, carried on silver threads of sound, music that speaks to something deep, primal and all but forgotten. The music offers a connection to truths you once knew, it promises passion beyond reason and an unveiling of secrets. Knowledge and lust, power and revelation, transcendence through pleasure... Enter the shadow realm and become part of The Belonging..."
Watch 'The Belonging' at Kronos Mortus Metal Zine NOW
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Last week, the UK-based blackened death metal group Hecate Enrthroned announced that “Embrace Of The Godless Aeon,” their first album in five years (and their debut for new label partner M-Theory Audio), will be released on January 25, 2019. Now, the group has unveiled the first proper taste of the new record – “Temples That Breathe,” which can now be heard on all streaming platforms. A video for the song, which premiered yesterday via Decibel Magazine, can be seen at this location: https://youtu.be/7wotTFLhXDk
Says bassist Dylan Hughes:-
“The track is a critique of the Catholic Church for centuries of abuse. It paints the church as a kind of virulent entity that spreads pain and horror, almost as if the church itself is alive – hence, temples that breathe. The stark, menacing stills and imagery within the video create this unnerving miasma, an uneasy feeling like cold, stale secular breath on the back of your neck. The song features epic and sweeping orchestrations, heavy aggressive riffing, breakneck speeds and harmonies with a brutal vocal delivery – all the elements you’d expect from Hecate Enthroned, which are contained in abundance on this album, making this track the perfect first release to give you a flavour of what's to come.”
“Embrace Of The Godless Aeon” – which features cover artwork by Nestor Avalos (Bloodbath, Rotting Christ, The Black Dahlia Murder), as seen above – can be pre-ordered now on CD and red splatter vinyl at www.m-theoryaudio.com/store A limited-edition deluxe box set that includes exclusive purple vinyl and cassette editions of the album, a signed photo card and other collectibles is also available. Digital pre-orders on Bandcamp and other platforms include “Temples That Breathe” as an instant download.
One of the UK underground's longest-running and most respected acts, Hecate Enrthroned has been praised by the likes of Terrorizer for their “mixture of death metal aggression with black metal atmosphere.” “Embrace Of The Godless Aeon” – their first recording with vocalist Joe Stamps, who joined the band in 2015 – sees the group continue to deftly mix black with death, modern with classic and extreme with symphonic. The album, which features guest vocals on three songs by Sarah Jezebel Deva (Cradle of Filth, Therion, Mortiis), was co-produced by Dan Abela (Voices, The Antichrist Imperium).
Originally co-founded in Wales by guitarist Nigel Dennen in the mid-1990s, Hecate Enrthroned is dedicated to delivering their own brand of evil metal with little regard to politics or the trends of popular demand. The group's 1997 full-length debut, the Andy Sneap-produced “The Slaughter Of Innocence, A Requiem For The Mighty” (Blackend Records), was a seminal release in the then-burgeoning orchestral black metal movement. Since then, several albums and EPs and numerous live performances have firmly established the band as one of extreme metal's most important voices, a sentiment that “Embrace Of The Godless Aeon” firmly reinforces.
Hecate Enrthroned 's next live performance will take place on December 14 in Roeselare, Belgium. The group plans to tour extensively throughout 2019.
Blackened death metallers Sectorial have been nominated for a Best Ukrainian Metal Act award in the category of Best Metal Band. The award show will take place on December 22nd in Kyiv, Ukraine. Event details can be found here.
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Sectorial recently unleashed their third full-length entitled "VYR" via Noizr Productions on November 9th, 2018 to follow their sophomore release "We Are The Titan's Rising Ashes"(2015), which won two BUMA awards for "Best Metal Video" (Tree Eater) and "Best Metal Album".
"VYR" captures the band's advancement in both musicianship and sound, every instrument, every bit of music on this release has its own story. Featuring 12 brutal tracks mixed and mastered by Warkhoros, the album showcases an assault of diversity, from intense blast-beats to acoustic compositions to using different ethnic instruments such as drymba / munnharpe, jouhikko, bukkehorn, flutes, duda, and trembita.
The band comments:
"Capricious and unpredictable streams of life, violent waves and the hypnotic blue of the the universe’s depths... an element that can withstand anything that will happen on the way... a bottomless stellar sky, reflected on a calm mirrored surface that in an instant turns into an incredible dance of the wind and drops, and spins in a gigantic powerful VYR."
Music Video "The Observer"
Music Video "Inhuman Ones"
CD and digital album order for "VYR" available on Noizr here, Bandcamp, iTunes, Amazon, Google Play
Recorded, mixed, and mastered by Warkhoros, Tyrant Studio.
Cover artwork and print design by Lita Akhmetova.
Ivan 'Burz' Kozakevych - Vocals, Folk Instruments
Igor 'Reich' Kovalenko - Drums, Percussion
Dmytro 'Trit' Vashchenko - Guitars, Backing Vocals
Boris 'Karis' Krivous - Bass, Backing Vocals
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Veteran UK Black Metallers Hecate Enthroned to release new album 'Embrace Of The Godless Aeon' on January 25th
The UK-based blackened death metal group Hecate Enthroned will release “Embrace Of The Godless Aeon,” their first album in five years (and their debut for new label M-Theory Audio), on January 25, 2019. The album – which features cover artwork by Nestor Avalos (Bloodbath, Rotting Christ, The Black Dahlia Murder), as seen above – can be pre-ordered now on CD and red splatter vinyl at this location (www.m-theoryaudio.com/store). A limited-edition deluxe box set that includes exclusive purple vinyl and cassette editions of the album, a signed photo card and other collectibles is also available.
A new song from the album, “Temples That Breathe,” will premiere on streaming and digital download platforms on December 7. A brief teaser clip can be seen here: https://youtu.be/VGB5hTZwcas
One of the UK underground's longest-running and most respected acts, Hecate Enthroned has been praised by the likes of Terrorizer for their “mixture of death metal aggression with black metal atmosphere.” “Embrace Of The Godless Aeon” – their first recording with vocalist Joe Stamps, who joined the band in 2015 – sees the group continue to deftly mix black with death, modern with classic and extreme with symphonic. The album, which features guest vocals on three songs by Sarah Jezebel Deva (Cradle of Filth, Therion, Mortiis), was co-produced by Dan Abela (Voices, The Antichrist Imperium).
Says bassist Dylan Hughes:-
“This album with its epic sweeping orchestration and heavy aggression represents a new chapter for us cementing the chemistry of the current line-up and our partnership with M-Theory. A welcome return from Sarah Jezebel Deva hints to the grandiose flavour of earlier releases, but this time, it's tempered with a guitar and drum sound forged from solid steel and then edged by a razor-sharp production from Dan Abela. The summoning of unholy flame and terror that is the cover art is an oil painting commissioned from in-demand satanic artist Nestor Avalos and begins your visceral journey through cold bleak landscapes, crushing tormented seas and searing shards of heavy metal.”
Originally co-founded in Wales by guitarist Nigel Dennen in the mid-1990s, Hecate Enthroned is dedicated to delivering their own brand of evil metal with little regard to politics or the trends of popular demand. The group's 1997 debut, the Andy Sneap-produced “The Slaughter Of Innocence, A Requiem For The Mighty” (Blackend Records), was a seminal release in the then-burgeoning orchestral black metal movement. Since then, several full-lengths and EPs and numerous live performances have firmly established the band as one of extreme metal's most important voices, a sentiment that “Embrace Of The Godless Aeon” firmly reinforces.
Hecate Enthroned's next live performance will take place on December 1 at the Tabernacl Chapel in Llandundo, North Wales, followed by a show in Belgium on December 14th with Altar at De Verlichte Geest in Roeselare. The group plans to tour extensively throughout 2019.
Spanish death/doom band Sönambula have just launched a lyric video as second advance single for their upcoming sophomore release, Bicéfalo, that will see the light on December 18th through Xtreem Music. Titled "Huesos," you can see & hear the video HERE at Xtreem's official YouTube channel.
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 "Huesos" HERE at Xtreem Music's official YouTube channel. Also hear the previously revealed "Héroe Sangriento" HERE at Xtreem's official YouTube channel as well as at the label's Soundcloud HERE.
Spain's Onirophagus reveal first track, cover and tracklisting for new album "Endarkenment (Illumination Through Putrefaction)"
Spanish Doom / Death sextet Onirophagus have just finished work on their second album, "Endarkenment (Illumination Through Putrefaction)", which will be released internationally on February 19th, 2019 through Xtreem Music.
Five years have passed since the release of their first album, "Prehuman", in September 2013, a time frame where Onirophagus have suffered some line-up changes but still managed to retain the essence of their sound, turning it even heavier and darker, creating a monumental opus divided into four acts with a total running time of almost one hour! The style of Onirophagus is a deep doom/ death with noticeable influences from bands like Ophis, Evoken, Necros Christos, Morgion, and My Dying Bride.
Release date for Endarkenment (Illumination Through Putrefaction) will be February 19th, 2019 through Xtreem Music on CD format. Hear the new track "Dark River" HERE at Xtreem's official YouTube channel as well as at the label's Soundcloud HERE.
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