Icelandic Death Metallers Beneath to release Ephemeris Via Unique Leader this summer; new track streaming
Ephemeris is the third full length release from Icelandic death metal titans, Beneath. The album was
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. After the departure of founding member and drummer Ragnar Sverrison, Beneath teamed up with Mike Heller (Malignancy, Control/Resist, Fear Factory) to handle the drums for the album. 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.
Commented vocalist Benedikt Natanael Bjarnason, "We are immensely proud to announce the release of our third full-length album Ephemeris. We teamed up with Mike Heller to provide session drums for the nine-track album which adds a whole new dimension to the soundscape of Beneath. Make sure to not miss the release date on August 18th!"
Guitarist Jóhann Ingi Sigurðsson adds, "Ephemeris has been a demanding album for us personally and in many ways, it represents a turning point for the band. We've always pushed ourselves in ways that keep us invested and engaged in our music, and on this album, that meant making big changes to our overall sound. There are songs that are a marriage of pure heaviness and brutality, while on the other spectrum there are some very challenging technical arrangements pushing the limits of our playing abilities. In the end, we ended up with an album that feels musically multidimensional and that we are extremely proud of."
Ephemeris will be released on August 18th via Unique Leader Records. Check out opening track "Constellational Transformation" at the Unique Leader Bandcamp page HERE.
The unrelenting artillery barrage continues as Pathogen treads the bloody left hand path of musical atrocities that grinds and detonates its way into oblivion. After nearly four years in the making, "Ashes Of Eternity" is Pathogen's most furious and aggressive outing to date! Delivering nine fatal munitions of multi-megaton death metal mayhem from the hellish shores of the Philippines, Pathogen once again brings to you death-whether you want it or not!
Satanath Records has a knack of discovering great bands from even the most unexpected countries for metal in the world. This time around, they've unearthed a band from Iran, playing a form of black / death metal that leans towards the Scandinavian template but add their own flavour to the mix. Zurvan have created a sublime blend of semi-melodic, Dissection-meets-Bolzer kind of sound which it infuses with riffs that are distinctly Eastern-sounding. They're on their way to forming their own identifiable sound but even as of now, their music is a breath of fresh air and holds immense promise, especially for a band from a place like Iran. Like Azooma, they're likely to leave a mark in the genre.
From Kill-town with hate... Denmark's Undergang will release its newest album later this month on Dark Descent Records. Misantropologi marks the band's fourth - and most devastating - full-length to date.
Following the album's release,Undergang will invade the U.S. for the month-long 'Make America Death Again' tour with California's Necrot (dates listed below).
For a taste of the blood to spill, Decibel Magazine has posted the premiere of album track "Skåret I Småstykker." The song is now playing HERE.
Dark Descent Records will release Misantropologi June 23 on CD and digital formats. The vinyl edition will come via Me Saco Un Ojo Records. Pre-order the album now at darkdescentrecords.bandcamp.com
Filthy. Disgusting. Heavy-as-fuck. Downtuned. Rotten. Foul stench. These are just some of the words Undergang have been associated with since their debut album back in 2010. Undergang's new album Misantropologi isn't just cementing those assessments but actually adds to it groove and even more filth.
Recorded last year at Earhammer studios in Oakland (with Greg Wilkinson who recorded their previous album) immediately after their month-long US tour with label mates Spectral Voice, Misantropologi represents the first recording with their newest member Sam Osborne from Funebrarum. These sewer-bred bastards fourth full-length is once again the antithesis of all of those who wish to bring death metal back to the sunlight.
With vocals reaching insane low-depths unheard since the glorious days of the early Finnish scene (no wonder the last track is subtitled 'Tribute to Disgrace'!) that reek of putrefaction à la early Carcass lyrics still in their native Danish, sludgy and primitive riffs and to-the-point songs, this is as dark and brutish as it can be. Nearly 30 minutes of audio horror once again mixed and mastered by Cruciamentum's Dan Lowndes.
Lavadome Productions has inked a deal with Australian cataclysmic Death Metal force Eskhaton for the release of band's third album entitled 'Omegalitheos'.
The Omegalitheos phenomenon will exhibit powerful 14 songs of psycho violence brought to levels above its predecessors.
You can now listen to unmixed and unmastered samples of Omegalitheos. This is just the hint of what's to come. The cover and the force of the finished songs shall be revealed soon. Expect nothing but TOTAL DEATH.
Check out the album teaser at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uUqRFVtrCZY
Australia's Make Them Suffer have announced details of their new album Worlds Apart. The new record will be out on 28th July via Rise Records. It is available for pre-order here.
Ahead of the album's release, Make Them Suffer have dropped the new track "Fireworks." Watch the video here
"Worlds Apart represents a new era for Make Them Suffer," singer Sean Harmanis said. "We've taken risks in songwriting and production; this album is a reminder to ourselves that change and growth are good things. It's tough to say so early, but I think Worlds Apart is an album that will be in your stereo for quite some time."
Caverna Abismal Records has ses August 25th as the international release date for the highly anticipated second album of Australia's Bloodlust, At the Devil's Left Hand, on August 24th on both CD and cassette tape formats.
Conceived in the slaughter of innocence, upon a desecrated altar of God. Nurtured in the cold earth of the tomb world amongst the bones of the dead. Fed on endless pain and suffering, caressed by the dark mother of decay then thrust howling for vengeance into this mortal world on a mission to do Satan's deadly work. Bloodlust are a unit of infernal soldiers risen from Hell to spread a plague of blasphemous darkness against the light and all that is holy.
Armed to the teeth with an arsenal of dirty, thrashing black metal riffs, relentlessly bludgeoning war drums, and scorchingly vicious vokills, Bloodlust spit forth a venomous tirade against Jehovah and his cowering angels. The rhetoric of holy destruction written in blood and the audial terror. Inspired by visions of decaying graveyards, black magic rituals, demonic summoning and the mighty Infernal Lord, Satan, Bloodlust follow in the musical path of early metal warriors Venom, Hellhammer / Celtic Frost, and Bathory.
Old-school black / thrash straight from the fiery depths of Hell: Bloodlust are At the Devil's Left Hand! Hear the album's title track, "At the Devil's Left Hand," at Caverna Abismal's Bandcamp HERE.
In 2016, Swedish Death / Black Metal specialists Necrophor entered Sunlight Studio for a third time, this time with the purpose to record their first full-length album. It took almost 6 months from the start to the finished album with the group not wanting to rush through any step of the process. The result is Reborn, containing nine tracks infused with the essence of chaos..
This is not a band that wallows in self-promotion, this is not a band looking for gimmicks and fads… Necrophor want to be taken on their own terms and let the music do the talking. So hop onto the roller coaster, this is purely a one way ticket!
“Like it, hate it or just be indifferent – it does not matter.”
“The Word will take root and in due time manifest itself within the depths of your being”
Reborn | Released June 8th, 2017 on Sliptrick Records
Formed in the year 2000 as a studio project and then as a regular live-band six years later, Devilish Impressions from Poland is a dominant Black Death metal band that’s quickly pummelling through the genre and making their way to fans and media around the globe.
After already having released their 2012 third studio album “Simulacra” with Lifeforce Records we are very happy to welcome back Devilish Impressions to the Lifeforce Records roster for the release of their new album “The I”, which is set to come out in late September.
“I’m thrilled to work with Devilish Impressions again to hopefully push the band to the next level. The guys in the band are dedicated hard workers. They know exactly what they want, what is needed to reach their goal and their new album is very big step forward musically. I truly believe we can turn some heads with “The I”! - comments Lifeforce Records owner Stefan Lüdicke.
The title chosen, “The I”, for the record is not only a phonetic acronym of the band’s name, but above all it reflects the manifesto they stand for since the Horde’s inception in the year 2000 – the notion of freedom of choice and will. A supremacy of an individual over any external factors being imposed on us by others, with special emphasis on religion and its convictions, dogmas and paradigms. “The I” is a rebellious manifesto targeted against all those who stand opposed to anything that drives us towards individual perfection.
"The I" is out September 2017.
Visit and "like" the band's Facebook page and stay tuned about latest news and live shows.
Hells Headbangers have announced August 15th as the international release date for the LONG-awaited debut album of South American legends Death Yell, Descent Into Hell - blasphemously, the day marked for the Assumption of Mary. Death Yell had a very short but intense life in the late '80s until they abruptly split up in 1991. For good or bad reasons, their unique demo Vengeance From Darkness became a referent and even influential for many brutal death/black metal bands and 'bangers, raising the band - even after all these years - to the level of an emblematic and even cult name from that time.
Death Yell reunited 20 years after they broke up to come back with the recording of Back From the Depths - released in 2013 through Hells Headbangers as a split 7” with Atomic Aggressor - which received countless praise from zines and fans worldwide, showing they had not lost their eerie occult style. Since then, the band have been busy playing live and regaining the position they deserved, having recently joined the Nuclear War Now! Fest V in Berlin.
Says founding guitarist Andrés "Pollo" Lozano about this highly anticipated release, "Descent Into Hell is actually our first full-length after 30 years! We are very pleased to become part of the Hells Headbangers legion, as we wanted to work with a specialized, serious, and well-known underground metal label in order to materialize this project."
He adds, "It took us quite some time to decide about recording this album. We had to make the decision about either burying the band definitively or take the risk of resurrecting Death Yell… Eventually, we just did it and made all in our hands to keep our original brutality intact. We are quite sure that Death Yell fans will not be disappointed."
Indeed they won't: Descent Into Hell not only sounds like its title, it sounds like the fiery, furious work of men half their age. Maintaining that surging, sulphurous sound of their early years but emboldened by a maturity that never threatens to dilute their maniacal rage, Death Yell hit a fever pitch early on on Descent Into Hell and never let up, letting loose one propulsive missile after another. Their attack is finely honed, enviably executed, but never sterile; similarly, the production across the album locates the fine balance between grit and gleam, clarity and crust. Through it all, Death Yell unfurl serpentine solos that intoxicatingly create an atmosphere of eldritch rot and nameless horror. Completed by blasphemous cover art courtesy of Marcelo Vasco, who's also created the latest album covers of Slayer and Kreator, Descent Into Hell is THE debut album Death Yell needed - and succeeded in surpassing. Hail the old gods!
In the meantime, the opening track "Soulless" can be heard at Hells Headbangers' Bandcamp HERE, where the album can also be preordered.
The CD edition will also include a new version of "Back from the Depths" as a bonus track. The current Death Yell line-up includes four of the five original founding members: vocalist Galleta, bassist Guatiu, and guitarists Pollo and Pulga.
DEATH YELL line-up 2017:
Sergio "Galleta" - vocals
Andres "Pollo" - guitar
Andres "Pulga" - guitar
Alejandro "Guatiu" - bass
Marco "Demon" - drums
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