France's The Walking Dead Orchestra set to release Resurrect October 13th via Unique Leader Records; new track streaming
French death metal legion The Walking Dead Orchestra will release their second full-length, Resurrect, on October 13th via Unique Leader Records.
Issues the band of the self-produced offering, "We conditioned ourselves to unleash our primal influences, it's a back-to-the-roots process with old-school riffs tuned to the more modern sound. We are proud of this combination. Each song has its own identity. We recorded, mixed, and mastered the entire album by ourselves at our own studio, Spike Recording Studio, which allowed us to keep every step of the production process under control. This gave us the time and freedom to really develop our sound. This album imposes an ambiance with many twists and surprises and the songs structures are more mature. This is a new chapter for the band but also for the Architect, the main character of The Walking Dead Orchestra's concept which takes place through a post-apocalyptic world. The artwork reflects The Walking Dead Orchestra's universe and illustrates each situation our main character goes through."
Pre-orders for Resurrect will be available in the coming weeks. In the meantime, check out "Dogmes Anxiogenes" at the Unique Leader Bandcamp page HERE.
Resurrect Track Listing:
2. Resurrect The Scourge
3. Through The Realm Of Chaos
4. Vengeful Flavors
5. Dogmes Anxiogenes
6. Area Of Desolation
8. Siamese Traitors
10. Necrosphere 1
1. Spread The Chaos And Terror
The Walking Dead Orchestra was forged in 2011 in Grenoble, France. In 2012, the band unveiled its first EP Oppressive Procession, and performed nearly thirty shows throughout France alongside the likes of Betraying The Martyrs, UltraVomit, Death Mentality, Agnostic Front, Promethee, and many others. That Summer, the band was able to secure a three-week tour of Latin American with Descomunal which included a performance at Ecuador's QuitoFest. 2013 saw the release of their Klonosphere-issued Architects Of Destruction debut. Offering a more professional production quality, the record was recorded and mixed by Mickaël Valesi at Sonovore Studio in France and mastered by Charles J. Wall (Whitechapel, King Conquer, et al) at Sonic Assault Studio in Florida. The nine-tracks comprising Architects Of Destruction reaped critical acclaim among underground critics in the know with Metal Temple writing, "This release is not merely a collection of tracks about the undead, but an account of what one may feel if lost in a zombie epidemic. The band seems well-equipped for an impending Armageddon." Teeth Of The Divine issued, "With the energy these guys bring, and the crushing breakdowns all pulled off with precision and backed by a beefy production, this is really an impressive debut," while Dead Rhetoric likened Architects Of Destruction to a, "sonic interpretation of a zombie onslaught." The following year, THE WALKING DEAD ORCHESTRA shared the stage with Suicide Silence, Six Feet Under, Napalm Death, M:Pire Of Evil, Loudblast, Benighted, and Mumakil before joining Broken Hope and Internal Bleeding on their European tour in 2015.
Japanese death metal cult Necrophile premiere the new track "Irrepressible Discharge" at web-portal NoCleanSinging.com. The track hails from the band's LONG-awaited debut album, Awakening Those Oppressed, set for international release on September 16th via Unholy Prophecies. Hear Necrophile's "Irrepressible Discharge" in its entirety exclusively HERE.
Featuring current and ex-members of such cult bands as Anatomia, Multiplex, Messiah Death, Wormridden, and Transgressor, Necrophile arose from the ashes in 2012 after a two-decade-long slumber but are now prepared to unleash a torrent of deathrashing insanity with their very first full-length, Awakening Those Oppressed!
Formed back in 1987, Necrophile are widely considered to be one of the first death metal bands from Japan. The band was formed in 1987 by two high school students, Takaaki Ohkuma (vocals/bass, ex-Criminal Christ and later Multiplex) and Keisuke Matsunaga (guitar/drums, ex-Messiah Death). During their original tenure, they were quite prolific. They recorded two demo tapes in 1988 and 1989 - The Terminal Derangement and Beyond the Truth, respectively - and especially the second demo received a lot of attention in the the worldwide underground scene. Then, with the lineup of Takaaki (bass/vocals), Takashi Tanaka (drumers, later Transgressor and Anatomia) and Kenichi Matsunaga (guitar, later Hellchild), they recorded the Dissociated Modernity EP and a split LP with Singapore's Abhorer, both in 1991, and also played several gigs in the USA with Sadistic Intent, Deceased, and many others; they may be the first Japanese death metal act to play the States.
The original incarnation of Necrophile faded out as the members began to play in different bands, but the band reunited and played a gig in December 2012 with the lineup of Takaaki (bass/vocals), Takashi (guitar), and Keisuke (drums). After the reunion, they became active again on the live front and played many gigs in the Tokyo area. Thereafter, they appeared on the Grind Bastards #8 compilation and a split LP with Necrorite, both released in 2014.
But at long last, Necrophile's debut album is upon us! Fittingly titled Awakening Those Oppressed, Necrophile's first full-length is a literal blast from the past, like the hypothetical album that could've followed that cult split LP with Abhorer. From throttling deathrash to quick 'n' concise grindcore, with plenty of filthy headbanging in between, Awakening Those Oppressed possesses the immediately ingraining charm that recalls more innocent times: death metal's earliest, fledgling years, where subgenre splintering had yet to happen, where bands could plow through a whole range of motions so long as they were dark and, above all, DEATHLY. And that's exactly what Necrophile's debut LP is - and it keeps on raging forward, each minute as explosive and exciting as the last. Across ten tracks in 34 minutes, these veterans play with the intensity and enthusiasm of bands half their age. It's not so much a "blast from the past," then, as the past never having stopped: Necrophile are eternal, and they're Awakening Those Oppressed!
Awaken with the next track to be revealed, "Irrepressible Discharge," exclusively HERE, courtesy of NoCleanSinging.com. "Hysteria Siberiana," the first track to be revealed, can be heard at Unholy Prophecies' Bandcamp HERE.
Spanish black/death cult Krossfyre premiere the new track "Burning Torches" at web-portal NoCleanSinging.com. The track hails from the band's highly anticipated debut EP, Burning Torches, set for international release on September 15th via Hells Headbangers. Hear Krossfyre's "Burning Torches" in its entirety exclusively HERE.
One of the most exciting newcomers Hells Headbangers has come across lately, Krossfyre formed only last year, but set to work on writing and recording Burning Torches, completing the six-song/20-minute EP last September at Moontower Studios. Although an otherwise brand-new name, Krossfyre include among their ranks members who do or have done time in such bands as Sheidim, Spain's Graveyard, Körgull the Exterminator, Insulters, Morbid Flesh, and Suspiral. Nevertheless, the creation of Burning Torches itself bespeaks a whole new era of domination.
Right from its very beginning, Burning Torches explodes with an excitement and electricity that are uniquely Krossfyre's, passion and poison mixed into one. Pounding metal, diabolic force, total power from Hell: this Spanish quintet whip forth a fury that's strangely familiar yet simultaneously refreshingly unique; it's a sound that's been brewing in cast-iron cauldrons for time eternal, but now bubbling over with a youthful joie de vivre. References to be made include classic Nifelheim and Vomitor, but also early Tribulation, later Desaster, Gospel of the Horns, Bestial Mockery, and Nocturnal Graves among others. But the sheer charisma and cantankerous esprit Krossfyre exude - not to mention infectious, gloriously METAL songwriting - puts the band squarely amongst those hallowed ranks. Early days still, to be sure, but on evidence of the forthcoming Burning Torches, the name Krossfyre will soon be upon the tongues of diehards worldwide soon enough. Take these Burning Torches and feel the fire!
The next flame can be felt exclusively HERE, courtesy of NoCleanSinging.com. The first flame can be felt at Hells Headbangers' Bandcamp HERE, with the previously revealed track "Fire Solution," and also where Burning Torches can be pre-ordered.
Iceland's Beneath premiere 'Emphemeris' full-length via New Noise Magazine; record out this Friday via Unique Leader
This Friday, Icelandic death metal collective Beneath will drop their blistering Ephemeris full-length via Unique Leader Records. Recorded, mixed, and mastered by Fredrik Nordström (Arch Enemy, Dimmu Borgir, In Flames, At The Gates, etc.) at the acclaimed Studio Fredman in the fall of 2016, Ephemeris features new recruit Mike Heller (Malignancy, Control/Resist, Fear Factory) at the drum stool. The result is nine tracks of relentless brutality; an odyssey through the forthcoming millenniums of exponential colonization of planets and galaxies by human induced technology; a world where technology has gone way beyond the frontier of the imagination.
Hear the record in full courtesy of New Noise Magazine at THIS LOCATION.
Ephemeris will be released on August 18th via Unique Leader Records. Physical pre-orders are currently available at THIS LOCATION. For digital orders, visit the Unique Leader Bandcamp page HERE.
On Ephemeris, Wonderbox Metal commends the band's, "condensed surgical brutality and forward-thinking intrigue." Archiac Triad champions an, "extraordinary piece of music, which shows that neither stagnation nor experimentation can really put a dent in the life span of brutal death metal, as long as the vocals are deep and growling as all hell and you keep your complex riffing straight-forward." In an 8/10 rating Dead Rhetoric notes, "Explosive, and sometimes surprisingly catchy, Ephemeris is some of Beneaths finest material to date. A slim and focused release that allows the brutality to flourish without fear of numbing the listener's senses, it's ultimately the marriage of steamrolling aggression and sly melodies that give the band their strongest weapon." Adds Last Rites of closing track "Multiangular" specifically, "It opens in a flurry of swirling rage and torment and slowly attacks that emotion with different musical approaches. Discordance, which the band finally realized is a helpful tactic, dominates the second swath alternating with diminished lead runs and then, with a bugle-like call from the lead guitar, the track descends into a blend of what they've done so well across the previous eight tracks. Drums remain intense, guitars display true melody, vocals continue to use almost laid-back rhythms and it's all seamlessly blended together to create a finish that leads directly back to where it started."
Beneath was formed in 2007. The band released their first EP, Hollow Empty Void, in 2010 which landed them a record deal with Unique Leader Records. In 2012, Beneath unveiled their debut full-length, Enslaved By Fear. The album was mixed by Daniel Bergstrand (Behemoth, In Flames, Meshuggah) at Dug Out studios in Uppsala, Sweden. In 2013, the band headed to Bialystok, Poland to record their second full length, The Barren Throne, with legendary death metal producers, Wojtek and Slawek Wieslawski, known for their work with bands like Decapitated, Vader, and Behemoth. The record dropped in April of 2014 to stellar reviews with No Clean Singing crowning it, "one of the best albums of the year," hailing their special brand of, "dynamic, intricate death metal with a touch of somberness and depressive melody." Angry Metal Guy concurred, "The Barren Throne is the culmination of .... [the] anti-religion, hate, death, blood, and gore of Enslaved By Fear only this time it's dragged out across a lengthy eleven gruelling abominations," while The Sludgelord championed the record's meticulous fusion of, "black, death, and a little bit of prog, all mixed within a cauldron of dark imagery and a tale of a dark being awakening and creating a world of despair and destruction." 2017 welcomes Ephemeris.
Greece's own rotten Death Metal savages Necrovorous are set to release Plains of Decay September 29 on Dark Descent Records. A vinyl LP version of the album is also in the works.
Known for their undying adoration for everything sleazy, macabre and genuinely disturbing, the Necrovorous ghouls have risen from their crypt after years of hibernation and are staring at you with bloodshot eyes while brandishing sceptres made of human bones. The world's best attempts to keep from waken the beast have failed miserably. Proceed with cauthon, as the death metal equivalent of Jörg Buttgereit flick "Plains of Decay" is coming to melt with your brain. To avoid fainting, keep on repeating ..."It's only a record... It's only a record... It's only a record..."
NECROVOROUS was created in 2005 by Vangelis F. (Shit Eater - Drums) and Periklis G. (Pig Fucker - guitars/bass/vocals).
Inspired by Death Metal and Grindcore gods such as:AUTOPSY, DR.SHRINKER, IMPETIGO, HELLHAMMER, ASPHYX, (early) DEATH, MASSACRE, NECROVORE, MASTER/DEATHSTRIKE, NECROPHAGIA, the band started spreading some serious havoc and rampage with a series of three demos (later re-released as a single tape). In the beginning, the band's direction was pure gore, a sense of evolution and the stinking air of a more distinctive Death Metal approach started appearing with the recording of their side for the self-financed and sold out split 10" with MEATHOLE INFECTION (now GRAVE RITUAL). After the release of the split 10" the line-up collapsed, with only Vangelis F. remaining, a fact that lead to a short period of inactivity .
In early 2009, Kostas K. (also in EMBRACE OF THORNS) joined as a guitarist/bassist/vocalist. This was a beginning of a new morbid era for NECROVOROUS. The first born, putrid offspring of that unholy intercourse was the Crypt of the Unembalmed Cadavers 7" EP. The debut full-length Funeral for the Sane (released in 2010) found NECROVOROUS more oppressive, filthy and ominous, causing some considerable stir in the worldwide underground. The band went on to perform live, culminating in a performance at Killtown Deathfest along with FUNEBRARUM, GRAVE MIASMA, SONNE ADAM among others.
The following years found our adorable ghouls getting back into their coffins with little to no activity. However the split EP with the Japanese Deathmongers ANATOMIA received praise. Everything seemed hopeless and decayed but 2017 brought the resurrection...
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Chilean Black / Death Metal Squad Occasvs have debuted a new track from forthcoming debut album Nocturnal Majestic Mysteria, courtesy of No Clean Singing. Stream "Under Human Eyes" at this location. The album will be released September 19 on Unspeakable Axe Records.
CD/Cassette pre-order: https://goo.gl/d1Psdq
The Chilean underground scene has thrived for aeons with great bands playing every brand of extremity. Occasvs is both unique within that scene and a fitting encapsulation of it, combining black metal with death metal, heavy metal, and more. They lay in wait for years as their long-in-the-works debut album was fine-tuned to their exacting standards. Now Nocturnal Majestic Mysteria is to be unleashed on the world.
A promo video for album track "Union" is available at this location. The song is an 8-minute odyssey through all of the band's startling blend of ideas and influences. Tremolo-picked riffs intertwine around blast beats, and the vocals are growled, shrieked, and even sung in eerie, stentorian harmonies.
Accomplished California-based technical death metal outfit Inanimate Existence are getting close to the official release of their fourth album, Underneath a Melting Sky. Set for release on August 25th through The Artisan Era. Today the band partnered with The New Fury to premiere "Formula of Spores", the album closer and the third early single from the album to be released thus far.
The New Fury had this to say about today's premiere:
"...hype is definitely building for what might just be the band’s most accomplished work to date. We’re also excited to be premiering a new track from the upcoming album, “Formula of Spores”. One of the most interesting and even experimental tracks on the new album, it also features some absolutely plastering drumming – honestly, it doesn’t even sound human at times."
You can listen to "Formula of Spores" HERE
Pre-orders for Underneath a Melting Sky are now live at these locations:
Bandcamp - http://smarturl.it/INANIMATE-BANDCAMP
Merch - http://smarturl.it/INANIMATE-MERCH
iTunes - http://smarturl.it/INANIMATE-iTUNES
Inanimate Existence is:
Cameron Porras - Guitar, Vocals
Scott Bradley - Bass, Vocals
Ron Casey - Drums
India continues to churn out more and more metal bands, and the latest from the lot are Hostilian from the IT city of Hyderabad, India. Check out their brand of aggressive and catchy death metal that can be heard on their Bandcamp page AT THIS LINK.
Hostilian from the city of Hyderabad, India are a brand new band playing a form of groove-induced death metal that's at once powerful and lasting. With three guitarists in their ranks, they aim to create music that's not one-dimensional and manage to incorporate a plethora of influences without straying away from their thick and crushing sound. Touted as the next great band from their city after Godless, their debut 'Monolith' is highly awaited in their country, as the band prepare to embark on a nationwide tour. These four songs are enough to cement their future as one of the most promising acts and their debut EP is bound to send shock-waves through the country and beyond.
Sagar Iyer - Vocals
Kenneth Moses- Bass
Roshan - Guitar
Neil - Guitar
Ven - Guitar
Rajiv - Drums
Artwork by Joe Gettler (US)
Produced by Dave Levine
Invictus Productions have set September 29th as the international release date for Antiversum's highly anticipated debut album, Cosmos Comendti. Formed in 2010 by dedicated and experienced musicians in the Swiss metal scene, Antiversum is a nihilistic entity which creates a disturbing and storming amalgamation of black, doom, and death metal, manifesting the end of the universe and the dawn of nothingness in audial waves. They began that journey into the void in the spring of 2015, when Invictus released the band's debut demo, Total Vacuum, to international acclaim. As a title, Total Vacuum indeed served as the foundation on which Antiversum would create their idiosyncratic vortex of violence.
However, as mighty as Total Vacuum was (and still is), now arrives Cosmos Comendti to give a more vast 'n' virulent vision of that vortex. While the four tracks comprising Total Vacuum were towering in their own right, they are dwarfed by the four tracks that comprise the 38-minute Cosmos Comendti. Here, Antiversum stretch the spaces in between the void further, lurking within with a menace that's truly unsettling. As such, compositions seemingly surge and then disintegrate at will - and yet, the quintet wield an iron will toward every nuance, every texture, every single detail. It's a swarming swell of sound, one that could be deemed "cavernous" or "sepulchral" and other buzzwords in popular underground parlance, but the differentiating factor to Antiversum in general and Cosmos Comendti in particular is that there's a clearly articulated, deathly focused finesse to everything that happens; nothing is left to chance nor masked in absurd levels of reverb. Further, this swell cannot be conveniently slotted as strictly "death metal" or "black metal" or "doom": it simply IS.
Hark! For the cosmos-devouring debut album of Antiversum is at hand, and this anti-world is hereby titled Cosmos Comendti! Hear its first emanation from the void HERE at Invictus's Soundcloud with opening track "Antinova.
Spanish female-fronted death metallers Bloodhunter reveal the first single from their upcoming second album, The End of Faith, set for international release on October 16th through Xtreem Music. Entitled "Let the Storm Come," the single can be heard HERE and HERE.
Formed back in 2008, Bloodhunter is one of Spain's leading death metal forces. Led by virtuoso guitarist Fenris and vocalist Diva Satanica, the band released their debut album, Bloodhunter, back in 2014, where they started to create a solid fan-base around the country thanks to their strong live performances and high-quality death metal with a melodic & brutal edge.
Bloodhunter have now finished recording their second album, The End of Faith, whose line-up is completed with bassist Éadrom and magnificent session drummer Marcelo Aires. The result is fantastic and will definitely put Bloodhunter on the map as a force to reckon. Just imagine if Arch Enemy would play death metal - yes, death metal, not aggressive modern heavy metal - with a much more brutal approach.
"Let the Storm Come," the first track to be revealed from The End of Faith, can be heard at Xtreem's official YouTube channel HERE as well as at the label's Soundcloud HERE.
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