Blackened death metallers Scarificare premiere the new track "Occult Radiance" at Decibel magazine's website. The track hails from the band's highly anticipated third album, Tilasm, set for international release on April 20th via Helldprod Records. Hear Scarificare's "Occult Radiance" in its entirety exclusively HERE.
A work of both crushing heaviness and mystical atmosphere, Tilasm is the album where Scarificare truly come into their own. Theirs is a sound that skilfully ranges black metal, death metal, and doom alike, never settling for easy categorization nor schizophrenically losing focus. Across seven songs in 45 minutes, the listener is taken on a cosmic ride like no other, each movement as memorable as the last. They say the third time's a charm, and indeed it is for Scarificare with Tilasm.
Scarificare are a Portuguese extreme metal band formed by Crusher (bass/vocals), Sothis (drums), and Quetzalcoatl (guitars) in Oporto in late 2006. The main purpose was - and still is - to make extreme metal music inspired by all cosmic forces, the wisdom of ancient pagan religions, and consequently in ourselves.
In 2007, Inverno joined the band on bass guitar, leaving Crusher totally dedicated to the voice. The band recorded the demo tape Sulphurous Wrath, to be released by Portuguese label Skull Productions. In the beginning of 2008, Sothis leaves the band, giving place to a new drummer named Njord.
In 2009, the band started recording their first album, Perpectual Decline. The album was self-financed and was released on October 9th, 2010. After some live concerts in Portugal and Spain for the debut album's promotion, the band participated in the Portuguese black metal compilation Lusitania Dark Horde II with one original track called "Burning Abyss." In the subsequent months, the band started composing the second album, and during the course of that, Crusher leaves. Since then, Quetzalcoatl has assumed vocals in the band.
That second album, Postulado, was recorded between late 2012 and April 2013, and officially released on October 12th, 2013 by the Portuguese label Helldprod. The bass lines recorded by Inverno closed his participation in the band. Promotional live concerts during the following months were given by some guests on bass guitar. In late 2014, Njord also leaves the band.
During 2015 and 2016, Quetzalcoatl was already composing new music and searching for new band members to keep Scarificare going. In late 2016, Eligos joins the band on bass guitar. At the beginning of 2017, Luis Leal joins the band on drums. During the summer of that same year, the band starts recording their third album, Tilasm, at Hannuman Studios with producer Bruno Silva. The recording process ended in December 2017, and the official release date has been set for April 20th, again through Helldprod Records.
In the meantime, hear the new track "Occult Radiance" exclusively HERE, courtesy of Decibel, North America's only monthly metal magazine. The previously revealed "Crystal Skull" can be heard HERE at Helldprod's Soundcloud. Preorder info can be found HERE.
Ukraine's Sectorial announce they will begin recording their third full length at the Tyrant Studio in Kyiv. The album will be their second release via Noizr Productions and is planned to be unleashed towards the end of 2018. The album is the follow up to their 2015 sophomore release "We Are The Titan's Rising Ashes", which won two BUMA awards for "Best Metal Video" (Tree Eater) and "Best Metal Album".
Music Video "Tree Eater" - https://youtu.be/53grkVSRYJ0
Album Stream "We Are The Titan's Rising Ashes" - https://youtu.be/5_k_flwerFA
Live @ Noizr Fest 2015 - https://youtu.be/WAQ_xnYNg3g
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Sectorial is a metal band from Boyarka, Ukraine, formed in 2000. After several changes of its participants, the final line-up was established in 2010. Current genre can be described as Blackened Death, Ethnic Metal.
Sectorial’s debut EP "Cerebrum Necrosis Est It In Nobis" came out in January, 2008. In its support, the band has played 20 shows in different cities of Ukraine. "Cerebrum Necrosis Est It In Nobis" premiere took place at Radio ROKS, as well as at Radio Carcoma (Spain). In September 2008, Sectorial took 4th place at Th e Global Battle of The Bands, Kyiv. With EPs "Boiler" and "Controlled Insane" in 2009, band has played approx. 40 shows in Ukraine and Russia.The debut full-length album "Erase and Reborn the Humanity" was released in February 2012 via Metal Scrap Records. In support of LP, Sectorial went on the joint Ukrainian tour with Crusher, performed at the festival Metal Heads` Mission XIII and went on the two-week tour (Ukraine — Moldova — Russia) with Infest (FR).
In August 2015, Sectorial released their second full-length album "We Are the Titan's Rising Ashes" via Noizr Productions. The record’s exclusive presentation was held on October 17 at the Noizr Fest, Kyiv. On the same day, there was a premiere of the debut music video for the song "Tree Eater". Later band released pro-live video "Young Shoots", filmed during performance at the festival.In December 2015, Sectorial won two awards in categories "Best Metal Album" for LP "We Are The Titan's Rising Ashes" and "Best Metal Video" for the clip "Tree Eater" at The Best Ukrainian Metal Act 2015 contest.
In 2016, the band gave several shows in Ukraine, and also performed at the Kilkim Žaibu festival in Lithuania, sharing the stage with such metal acts as Venom, Nifelheim, Schirenc Plays Pungent Stench, Ereb Altor and others.Since 2017 till now, Sectorial is working on material for the new third full-length album, continuing the concert activity.
Demonic Resurrection has announced a line-up change which sees the departure of their lead guitarist Nishith Hegde, who has been promptly replaced by Vignesh V.
Nishith had this to say about it:-
"No matter how much we want things to be the same, life is all about change. Sometimes it’s for the better and sometimes it’s not. I have had a glorious 5 years with Demonic Resurrection and it will always remain very close to me, the journey I was a part of. But priorities change and you have to do what you have to do. I wish my friends in DR all the very best for all their future endeavours and hope they reach greater heights. As for me, my journey with them ends here!"
"It's been a pleasure having Nishith be a part of this band and we're definitely going to miss having him around. His contribution has been invaluable and you can hear his musical genius on the recordings of Dashavatar. They are part of the history of DR now.
Line-up changes seem to be the only constant in DR but it's something I've come to terms with, it's always hard but everyone has to follow their own path and DR is a stepping stone in that journey. We will carry on as always and for now Vignesh V. (Albatross) is going to be filling in as lead guitarist on all upcoming India tours. We are looking and auditioning lead guitar players but we still haven't found a full time replacement for Ashwin (who quit last year) so technically we're still looking for a full time bass player as well. Vignesh has filled in for Nishith last year for a couple of shows so we're quite comfortable with this line-up for now. Onward and upward."
Demonic Resurrection released another official video of a song from their last album 'Dashavatar' via the band's official channel AT THIS LINK. The band will be touring UK shortly where they have confirmed festival appearances.
The second festival appearance is at Eradication Festival 2018 where the leading band will be playing alongside bands such as Extreme Noise Terror, Hecate Enthroned, Wombbath, Warlord UK and others. RSVP HERE.
The band also released a brand new video of their song Krishna - The Cowherd AT THIS LINK.
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Portuguese death metal cult Summon premiere the new track "Cvlt of Abomination" at web-portal CVLTNation.com. The track hails from the band's highly anticipated debut album, Parazv Il Zilittv, set for international release on April 20th via Iron Bonehead Productions. Hear Summon's "Cvlt of Abomination" in its entirety exclusively HERE.
Summon emerged in late 2016 as a gathering between N. and R. in which they decided to follow a sonority that transcends their soul and where they could give it a more cavernous feel, with an intensity of deep agony. Shortly thereafter, N. decides to move forward with composite themes, and then they decide to call J. to seal the covenant of a deadly entity. The lyrics are handled by N. in which he invokes all the blackness and splendour of death, the burden of enduring and wandering in a world of human flesh, and the infinite thirst for mass slaughter converting mankind into a cloak of bones.
What thusly emerged was Summon's debut EP, Aesthetics of Demise, which was released by Iron Bonehead during the summer of 2017 to widespread critical acclaim. A swirling, sulphurous mass of molten death-doom, Aesthetics of Demise was aptly titled, but on the fuller and more fleshed-out Parazv Il Zilittv, the trio both dive deeper into the murk and emerge into clearer dimensions. By no means do Summon here abandon their expertly crafted monolith of death-doom, but they largely (and wisely) leave behind the obfuscating murk which has become so de rigueur (read: TRENDY) in the millennial metal underground. Instead, each passage patiently unfolds and establishes its intended texture, terrorizing the mind and body with oppressive physical/spiritual weight - even (and especially) when stripped back to foggy, tension-inducing mist. The consequently linear songwriting soon works its sepulchral magic, as lurching 'n' lumbering riffs are stretched into hammering trances, sending undulating waves of absolute ritualism deep into the listener's core. Which is all to say nothing of the production on Parazv Il Zilittv, which somehow manages to make Summon sound creepier despite the clearer and more cutting recording style.
With Aesthetics of Demise, Summon proved that their smashed-psyche sorcery transcended the usual "sepulchral death metal" tropes. Now, with Parazv Il Zilittv, they prove that that sorcery is potent enough to simultaneously open and close the crypt of time eternal. How far will you step in/out?
Kenos will release their 4th full-length album "Pest" on May 18 via My Kingdom Music, 8 years since their last album "X-Torsion".The artwork was designed by Mhadi.
One of Italy's most intransigent Death Metal bands is ready to return with a new devastating release, a concentrate of violent Death Metal, a real blow in the face, for sure the most furious, fast and aggressive piece of music the band has conceived. It is Death Metal music as it was supposed to be... so violent, heavy and technical.The result is absolutely impressive!
Australian legends Vomitor premiere the new track "Abracadabra" at Deaf Forever magazine's website. The track hails from the band's highly anticipated fourth album, Pestilent Death, set for international release on April 20th via Hells Headbangers. Hear Vomitor's "Abracadabra" in its entirety exclusively HERE.
By now, Vomitor should need no introduction. For nearly 20 years now, these Aussie hooligans have been dominating the metal underground with their own, idiosyncratic brand of Total Death Metal. From their raucous 'n' ribald early demos to their utterly classic debut album, Bleeding the Priest, and onward, Vomitor have been a study in staunch defiance and sheer uncompromising will. Each album of theirs is its own world, its own head-space, its own frothing, ferocious beast of bedlam; and while the world around them continues to change, Vomitor stand sure as steel, doggedly and deadly.
Vomitor have never been ones for half measures: it's all in, or nothing. They do not rush records, and only attack when inspiration arises; this explains why eight years separate that momentous debut LP and its nuclear-powered follow-up, Devils Poison. Then, two years after that second album, in 2012 came The Escalation - which, true to its title, found Vomitor hitting a fever pitch. Alas, another considerable hiatus - not to mention more live detonations across Europe and, at long last, North America - and five years later arrives Pestilent Death.
Also true to its title, Pestilent Death is swarming and virulent, boundless and final. Characteristically, Vomitor kick into high gear immediately here, and there's no relenting to their iron-fisted fury. Ancient spells from underground metal's rich past are corralled and then contorted to Vomitor's diabolical design, resulting in a trademark sound that's all their own. Blood-red and raw yet somehow refined, the bolstered four-piece line-up of The Escalation (which saw Portal's Horror Illogium joining their ranks) continues their dominance across seven stout tracks in an incendiary 32 minutes. Each one's a literal tornado of everything that's made Vomitor so endearing and enduring: thermonuclear riffing, dive-bombing solos, vocal vomit, and chaotic crunch, now all rendered in its clearest but most cutting state.
Warped minds breed warped music, and Vomitor are more warped than most: Pestilent Death is heavy metal barbarity taken to its most maniacal extreme. Hear for yourself exclusively HERE, courtesy of Deaf Forever, Germany's defenders of the true. The previously revealed track "Tremendous Insane" can be heard HERE at Hells Headbangers' Bandcamp, where the album can also be pre-ordered.
Polish doom-death veterans Mordor announce the release of their first album in 21 years. Entitled “Darkness...” the new album will be released through Pagan Records on 20 April 2018. The artwork has been created by Arkadiusz Zając, and the graphic design was done by Mentalporn.
View “Darkness...” teaser: https://youtu.be/6L6C-l9MXnk
Mordor are one of the precursors of Polish doom metal. Established in 1990 in Częstochowa, they have quickly become one of the most respected Polish doom-death bands. This was confirmed with the favourable response to their “Nothing” (1992) demo and the debut album “Prayer to…” (1993), both receiving positive reviews from around the world.
The comeback album, “Darkness…”, was recorded at No Solace Studio with production duties taken care of by M. of Mgła fame. Consisting of six tracks, it is a return to the band’s roots, naturally continuing from the band’s days in the early 90s when Mordor where one of the first representatives of Polish doom-death metal. Listeners should expect heavy riffs, strong, deep vocals and a massive sound. In short, it is a return to the old atmosphere with a much stronger sound.
In the run-up to the release of the debut album "Eternal Bloodcult" by Wound Collector May 24th 2018 the band releases its first official video for the song "Divine Music, Unholy Flesh" in high definition (HD).
The album can be pre-ordered, just follow the link below...
Pre-Order "Eternal Bloodcult" HERE...
Wound Collector: Divine Music, Unholy Flesh (Official video) https://youtu.be/dte8ePmwMtM
According to Peter: "The song depicts Italian Renaissance composer Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina as a devote Catholic composer. According to the Council of Trento his music was to be considered the highest and purest form of Catholic music. However the 12 popes he served during his lifetime were all engaged in nepotism, the Inquisition, anti-Semitism and indulged in luxury."
Belgium’s epic saxophonised death metallers Wound Collector, are ready to release their full length debut ‘Eternal Bloodcult’ on the masses. The foursome of Peter Verdonck (vocals / saxophone), Kurt Hermans (bass / vocals), Guy Van Campenhout (guitars / vocals) and Ben Van Peteghem (drums) mix an old school death metal vibe with modern accents, a hefty dose of saxophone, triple vocal attacks and progressively brutal songs into a whirlwind of death, negativity and hopelessness.
The music is diverse and challenging while maintaining that catchy vibe. Lyrically, the band centres their songs around moments in history that are often forgotten or neglected, thus unearthing them to a wider audience. The saxophone assaults are more than filler, as Wound Collector uses this instrument to its full potential, therefore becoming a necessary mainstay in all songs, be it in melody, rhythm or lead-shape.
US Death Metal veterans Skinless return with their pulverizing sixth studio offering, aptly titled Savagery. Recorded by Tom Case at Doomsday Bunker Studio in New York and by Dave Otero (Primitive Man, Cattle Decapitation, Cephalic Carnage) at Flatline Audio in Colorado. Savagery embodies ten slabs of rotting, aural remains across 37 minutes of titanic slams, untouchable grooves, mauling riffs and blood-thirsty, bestial growls. Savagery sees SKINLESS at the top of their game, more than 25 years into an untouchable reign of terror. Features stunningly sick cover art by renowned tattoo artist Jesse Levitt.
Listen to Skinless’ new song “Savagery” on MetalSucks HERE and digital streaming services AT THIS LOCATION.
Skinless’ sixth studio album Savagery is due out May 11, 2018 on CD/LP/Digital via Relapse Records. Physical packages are available via Relapse.com HERE and Digital Downloads / Streaming Services AT THIS LOCATION.
Peruvian doom-death cult Antichrist stream the entirety of their highly anticipated debut album, Pax Moriendi, at heavily trafficked web-portal IndyMetalVault.com. Set for international release today via Iron Bonehead Productions, hear Antichrist's Pax Moriendi in its entirety exclusively HERE.
Formed in 2004 but not really kicking into recorded gear until a decade later, Antichrist soon released a steady stream of demos between 2014 and 2016. Through this requisite underground graft, the trio studiously perfected their craft, shaping its huge 'n' haunting foundation - the doom-death trinity of Thergothon, Unholy, and Winter - into something qualitatively their own. And indeed, across the five-song/45-minute Pax Moriendi, the listener is taken down into sewers a mile deep (or more), tweaking that immortal doom-death schematic into something righteously foul and filthy but still well within the range of melancholic human experience. Crushing-yet-ethereal chords reverberate through the forlorn night, and ever deeper into one's worst corners of their subconscious; the attack is slow yet insistent early on, with the foulness and filth flung liberally, to either alienate part-timers or beckon the most intrepid of souls. Then, as the album plays on, Pax Moriendi reveals a wounded sort of slo-mo melody, a blanching vulnerability, shedding its layers of metaphysical/spiritual garbage for the laid-bare/laid-to-rest epiphany of climactic closer "You Will Never See Sun Light."
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