Iron Bonehead Productions sets March 9th, 2018 as the international release date for the highly anticipated debut album of Peru's Antichrist, Pax Moriendi, on CD and vinyl LP formats.
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."
No, indeed you won't when faced with the enormity of Antichrist's Pax Moriendi. Here is your funeral: welcome the end. Walk forth to the commencement of that funeral with the new track "In the Dark and Mournful Corner of Memory" HERE at Iron Bonehead's Soundcloud.
Osmose Productions is very proud to announce the signing of Brazilian evil doom band The Evil!
Evidence of evil on the face of the earth has never been so present. Every day, thousands are killed, tortured, raped, and robbed… The greed of politicians, the perversion of the sadists, the indifference of the drug dealers, the falsehood of the priests, the wrath of the killers… Daily examples that the doom is near!
Maybe a bomb will do the service… Maybe an epidemic…. Maybe our addictions… Maybe our own hands! A barren land will be left for the cancerous who dare to survive…
And as long as the devastation and desolation consume the insignificant lives of the human race being extinguished, the sound of the Apocalypse will be propagated by the four horsemen of The Evil: Miss Aileen (all voices, screams and whispers), Iossif (distortions and screech noises), Theophylactus (bass fuzz), and Saenger (drums and percussions).
The Evil's debut for Osmose Productions shall be released in the new year; release details to be announced shortly. In the meantime, view the band's video for "Screams" at Osmose's website HERE.
After the recent signing about Harlott's deal with Metal Blade Records, Ultra-Violence with Candlelight Records and Mindwars with Dissonance Productions, another Punishment 18 Records discovered band lands to a major label. We are proud to announce Bleeding Gods as new part of Nuclear Blast Records. In 2014, the band signed for us in order to release their debut "Shepherd Of Souls" that got worldwide success and awesome reviews. We wish Bleeding Gods all the success that this extraordinary band deserves. Good luck friends!
A year on from the release of their debut album, "Altars", and following an acclaimed set at Bloodstock festival on the 12th of August, KROH have returned with a brand new release that showcases the Birmingham-based five-piece at their best. "Pyres" will be set free into the world on Friday, October 13, 2017 via Devizes Records.
Pre-orders are available here: http://www.ds.bigcartel.com
French Doom Metallers Greyfell have inked a deal with Argonauta Records.
Equally influenced by violence and hypnosis, Greyfell doom sonorities are able to blend Black Metal, Psych and Hardcore echoes, drawing influences from the sonic heavyweights like Type O Negative, Sleep and Kickback, with a sound that proves to be celestial, telluric and all around massive.
Their second album “Horsepower” explores new territories with the arrival of a fourth member on keyboards and synths, thus going even further into massive drones and ghostly textures.
Produced entirely on their own, this new record marks the beginning of their collaboration with Argonauta and pushes the boundaries of heaviness and incantatory atmospheres.
Greyfell “Horsepower” will be released by early 2018.
“There will be a light in the dark, there will be quiet before the storm, there will be harmony in chaos.”
www.argonautarecords.com / https://greyfell.bandcamp.com/
Iasi, Romania based ensemble Paragon Collapse announce the release of their debut full-length album,The Dawning, in collaboration with Loud Rage Music. The release date is yet to be announced, but in the meantime the band presents The Endless Dream, a first track taken off The Dawning, inviting everyone to discover their own shape of Doom Metal, psychedelic, atmospheric and progressive:
Here's what Catalin Doru (Dark Bombastic Evening), a respected figure in this field, had to say about the band: "Paragon Collapse's music left me speechless: Progressive Atmospheric Doom Metal with echoes of Mandylion, or the first Madder Mortem, or even the old Atrox. Some will think these are bombastic comparisons, but give them a listen and it's impossible you won't be surprised by the female vocals, or by the violin... or by anything else."
More details on The Dawning to be announced soon.
UK cult legends Electric Wizard have released the video for the new song ‘See You in Hell,’ which singer/guitarist Jus Osborn called ‘”the most brutally simple and Neanderthal song ever."
Watch and listen here: https://www.vevo.com/watch/electric-wizard/see-you-in-hell/GBUV71701418
The song appears on Wizard Bloody Wizard, the long-anticipated new LP, which is full of cranium-crushing bludgeon rock — a relentless aural brain rape and, like the band's beloved vintage horror/exploitation movies, definitely not for those of a nervous disposition.
Wizard Bloody Wizard arrives via Witchfinder / Spinefarm on November 10. T-shirt, pin, poster, patch and cassette bundles are available HERE.
ELECTRIC WIZARD ARE:
Jus Oborn – guitar/vocals
Liz Buckingham – guitar
Simon Poole – drums
Clayton Burgess – bass
Electric Wizard Online
Dionisyan have signed with Sliptrick Records for their second album, provisionally titled Delirium and Madness – Concerto Grosso Opera N° 2 in G Minor, which should be ready for release by 2017. It will be released worldwide in all the usual formats via Sliptrick Records.
Check out their lyric video for 'Blood Prophecy' here - https://youtu.be/ZF_cEzysvlw
Tregor Russo proposes with his band Dionisyan, an innovative Atmospheric Doom Metal melted Symphonic Baroque Metal, structured in his poly-rhythmic contrapuntal polyphony style.
The lyrics he has written for the opera are based on the “Concept for the Human Sanctification”.
All compositions, arrangements, orchestrations and lyrics by Tregor Russo. All Instruments were recorded and performed by Tregor Russo at Ultrasuoni Studio, Palermo, Italy.
Tregor Russo – Guitars
Silvia Balistreri – Vocals
Josh Romano – Drums
Alessandro Basso – Bass
Band links: Facebook | Youtube
British doomlords Lucifer's Chalice stream the entirety of their highly anticipated debut album, The Pact, at slow & low authority TheObelisk.net. Set for international release on September 29th via Shadow Kingdom Records, hear Lucifer's Chalice's The Pact in its entirety exclusively HERE.
With members concurrently doing time in such bands as Winds of Genocide, Uncoffined, and an ex-member of new Shadow Kingdom signees Horrified, the four-piece Lucifer's Chalice play pure 'n' true doom for total doom maniacs! Sounding as old as time itself, the eldritch atmosphere of The Pact is brewed in the foundational NWOBHM sounds of Witchfinder General and then steeped in witchcraft across the centuries and across continents. Its heaviness is forlorn yet yearning, unrepentantly dark but searching for light, plumbing doom metal's most abyssal recesses but equally brimming with the true metal spirit that defined the early '80s metal scene: doom metal may be the chosen genre of Lucifer's Chalice, but they inherently understand its total essence and the building blocks which made it in the first place, and thus span the whole panoply of metal and rock from 1977-1984. As such, across four epic-length tracks in a concise 'n' cutting 36 minutes, The Pact takes the listener on a moonlit journey across misty moors and through cobwebbed catacombs, from tragedy to triumph and back to tragedy again, inhabiting the subconscious of both the accuser and the accused.
Originally self-released digitally earlier this year, Shadow Kingdom now steps in to unveil The Pact to a larger audience for which there's no returning from this covenant of total doom. Take the whole journey exclusively HERE, courtesy of TheObelisk.net.
Finnish doom / sludge titans Morbid Evils stream the entirety of their highly anticipated second album, Deceases, at Metal Hammer UK's website. Set for international release on August 25th via Svart Records, hear Morbid Evils' Deceases in its entirety exclusively HERE.
A counterpart of sorts to vocalist Keijo Niinimaa's older group Rotten Sound, Morbid Evils have become known for exploring slower tempos and the lower end of the sonic spectrum, all topped with a fascination with the morbid realities of our hopeless existence. Having so far survived touring with Voivod and the impending global eco-catastrophe, Morbid Evils spent the best part of 2016 hidden in sweaty underground conditions perfecting their craft, working on the follow-up to their 2015 album In Hate With The Burning World. Comments Niinimaa, "When producing these tracks, I paid special attention on making things as heavy and suffocating as possible, to emphasize the deadly seriousness of the world this music is taking us to."
Come 2017, the band emerges from the pit with a paean to death, split in six sections, each examining the subject from various positions. Titled Deceases, the album takes a bold leap from their sludge-death metalish origins and towards a more original, minimalist approach. The air hangs heavy as droning, buzzing walls of down-tuned guitars grind against punishingly pummelling drums in slow motion and everything around us seems to be another step closer to death. While wallowing in the unpleasantries of life, Morbid Evils manage to churn out something wholly original in the congested sludge metal genre - if a grind/drone hybrid existed, it might sound like this. With their down-tuned slo-mo aesthetics, nasty black metal-ish buzzsaw guitar harmonies, and a drone metal-like sense of space in music, Morbid Evils are on a path of their own.
Adorning the album cover is the painting "Tukala Pietari" by Jerker Ramberg. Sounds on the album were captured on tape and mixed by Keijo Niinimaa, with mastering duties handled by Pelle Henricsson of Tonteknik. The album will be released by Svart Records on CD, LP, and digital formats on August 25th, if the world doesn't end sooner.
Until that time inevitably comes, stream the entirety of Deceases exclusively HERE, courtesy of Metal Hammer, the UK's premier metal/rock authority. Additionally, for your visual delectation, see & hear the previously revealed video for "Case IV - Tumour" exclusively HERE, courtesy of CVLTNation.com.
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