Wormholedeah are proud to announce that Belgian thrash metal combo Basement Critters have signed a worldwide distribution deal for their EP "Hurt Me With The Truth". The band is currently working on a full length album with Carlo Bellotti and Jonathan Mazzeo.
"We have the great honour to work with Wormholedeath Records. Carlo, his crew and Jonathan from Mathlab Recording Studio showed us a future plan, a much bigger picture with opportunities. We will be able to grow in a healthy, creative environment. It just feels right!"
"Hurt Me With The Truth" EP is out on all digital stores via Wormholedeath / The Orchard.
Basement Critters are in the corridors of your basement, creepy and scary, but not inflicting any damage. And as a collective mind, so are we. Like a five legged monster with humanoid features that doesn’t destroy or kill. We grew up in the 90's and want to hold that sound, so no low tuning. All basement critters have a different musical background, a unique approach in music. It made us a collective mind that wants to play hard and send out a clear message.
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Chaotic metalcore outfit Toothless has released a new single, "Bridges", off their new EP titled, Red, set to release March 30th. The new single is the second release off the EP, which follows up their title track "Red".
Vocalist, Travis Antoniello commented on the new single, "Bridges is more focused on groove, with some tastes of dissonance and mathcore elements. Of course it has some heavier parts people can get down to, as well. The lyrics are more story like, following a character driven into mania after realizing they have no control of the world around them."
Hailing from Pennsylvania, the metalcore quintet takes heavy, jabbing riffs, blunt drumming fusing together with sharp melodic vocals to bring chaos to the centre of their upcoming EP.
"With this EP, I feel like we explored our individual influences more than in the past. We tried to incorporate a bit more groove while also pulling elements from some more obscure genres, like post-metal and drum and bass, to meld with our metalcore/mathcore sound." - Drummer, James Slattery
Hear "Bridges" below.
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With an EP and an LP in their arsenal, Swedish arctic black thrashing trio Siniestro has already marked their advent phenomenal in the extreme metal realm. The diabolical troop is all set to excavate their sinistrous crypt further with the upcoming EP "Arctic Blood", to be unleashed this May 2018 through Black Lion Records.
The blood-curdling video of the title track "Arctic Blood" has been premiered by Decibel Magazine, STREAM IT RIGHT HERE
The band comments, “This track is for the ones mighty fallen, for the spirits of the old, for the ones who paved the way and made us proud and strong,”
You know, when you can’t label a band your onto something unique. Better yet, you slide into a hard groove and skip into styles you didn’t expect of a metal core band. Expect this from their new EP “Kaosphere”.
Barely taking a breathe after their Australian East Coast Tour, Kaosphere are set to release their debut self-titled E.P on 13 April 2018. Chokehold a single from the EP will be available from 23 March 2018 from all major distributors.
Bouncing from their single release, Forsaking Shadows, the lads didn't hold back in 2017 and left some pretty impressive scars on crowds in Newcastle and the Gold Coast. "There are places we would like to visit North from here, Bundaberg and the Sunshine Coast, and as many towns we missed on the first tour," confirms Ricci, the bands lead vocalist.
Teaming up with Black-Roos Entertainment as their booking/promotions agent, they have their eyes set on an Australian and New Zealand Tour later in the year and will be part of Metal United World Wide.
Pre-order the Kaosphere EP via iTunes now!
Ricci Dyer - Vocals
Tane Jacob - Rhythm Guitar
Leon Friis - Bass Guitar
Tane Baylis - Lead Guitar
Liam McKay - Drums
March 8th sees the release of the brand new EP from Italian gothic metal / metalcore group Levania. The Day I Left Apart is their first material since their 2014 release Renascentis and shows new facets and styles to the band expanding on their already impressive sound.
Here’s what the band had to say about The Day I Left Apart:-
“We grew fonder of the more modern sub-genres, with gore and industrial being our main influences. We’ve introduced a lot more electronic elements, leaving all stereotypes related to gothic metal behind.
As far as the lyrics go, we decided to explore the theme of desperation in all its facets. What happens when someone is constantly abused by his/her persecutors? You rise up. But what if that person does so while losing grip on moral rectitude at the same time? We felt the need to put ourselves in the shoes of those people whose desperation is so great that they will do anything – even commit crime – in order to change the course of their lives.”
The Day I Left Apart | Released March 8th, 2018 on Sliptrick Records
Elena – Lead vocals
Still – Keyboards/Vocals
Richie – Guitars
Fade – Bass
Markus – Drums
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In the frozen vastland of Europe's northernmost realms, a new slithering seed is festering at the heart of the Swedish scene - Night Crowned. A spawn formed from an unholy communion between current and previous members of the underground elite such as The Crown, Dark Funeral, Nightrage and Cipher system, this infestation is set to grow from a rumoured disease into a full-scale pandemic.
Night Crowned's musical vision is as clear as it is putrid; a reawakening of sounds dormant from the most influential acts and masterpieces of the Scandinavian 90's, although with all the advantages of a cutting edge, surgically precise production.
With a combined catalogue of over thirty full-length albums, this degenerate infant is procreated from seasoned and battle-hardened veterans, although with all the hunger that only such a gluttonous monster can possess.
There will be no warning. No antidote, and no remedy. At first you will feel nauseous, then your body will be covered in black boils, and finally both your mind and and matter will have been thoroughly infected by the blight that is - Night Crowned.
This song is the first taste of the Nordic sound we have created with Night Crowned. A mix of all good things from the north. Old and new ways mixed.
Ken Romlin - Vocals
Marcus Sunesson - Guitars (ex The Crown)
Johan Eskilsson - Guitars (Cipher System)
Janne Jaloma - Drums (Dark Funeral/session)
Henric Liljesand - Bass (ex Nightrage)
Death metal barbarians Shambles stream the entirety of their new EP, Primitive Death Trance, at heavily trafficked web-portal ToiletOvHell.com. Set for international release on February 16th via Blood Harvest Records on digipak CD and 12" vinyl formats, hear Shambles' Primitive Death Trance in its entirety exclusively HERE.
Shambles hail from Thailand, and formed in 1997. Over the past 20 years, they've undergone an evolution from brutal grindcore to witching black metal to doomed-out death metal. They've accomplished all this across a handful of demos and splits, but at last, in 2016, they delivered their Realm of Darkness Shrine debut album, where the current Shambles aesthetic has been nailed down cold. Indeed, it's as cold as the coffin, for their latest Primitive Death Trance EP delivers four absolutely DEAD tracks of absolutely gutted, doom-retching DEATH. Barbaric and stripped bare and yet subtly spiced with a hypnotic thrust that eventually overwhelms the senses, Primitive Death Trance is aptly fucking titled.
Death, doom, and the beyond: Shambles take you there with their Primitive Death Trance. This recording is a precursor to the band's new album for Blood Harvest, which should see release sometime this year. In the meantime, stream Primitive Death Trance in its entirety exclusively HERE, courtesy of ToiletOvHell.com. Pre-order info can be found HERE.
Russian death metal combo Infiltration have signed a worldwide distribution deal for their EP "Nuclear Strike Warning" with Wormholedeath.
The band stated:
"Hello everyone! This is Infiltration, and we've got some bad ass news for y'all) We are proud to announce that we are currently signing a deal with WormHoleDeath record label!!! We are super stoked to be signed with such a cool label and to be part of WormHoleDeath family!"
"Nuclear Strike Warning" EP will be out on February the 23rd 2018 via Wormholedeath / The Orchard. The pre order date is February the 9th 2018.
The death metal band Infiltration was formed during spring 2017, upon remains of then dysfunctional band Free at last. It was rather a surge of frustration and anger due to FAL disbanding, that caused the formation of the band, than the intentional purpose. The idea to start a new band originally belonged to Andrew, the bass player (ex-Free at Last, ex-Svartby, Stormland), supported by the guitarist Eugene (ex-Free at Last, ex-Svartby). The two had a considerable experience, so they wasted no time in vain, which resulted in only a two months’ period from initial talks to the actual studio work.
The duo was later joined by Paul, the vocalist and Alex the drummer. Each one of the band members is considered to be a pretty much legendary figure in the underground metal scene of Saint-Petersburg. Alex, the drummer (of the Hellbomb fame) has done incredible amount of recordings, working with such bands as Katalepsy, Perimeter, Tesla Machine, to name a few, also he was fairly enthusiastic about participating in this new band. It would take a lot of time talking about Paul, but basically if we were to describe this musician in a laconic yet succinct manner – he is a Death Metal.
Apart from the powerful line up, the debut record features the guest appearances from to legendary musicians as well, these are: Vitaly Abramov of Narada fame and Sergey “Bomi” of Buicide fame, who provided their talents to this explosive sound assault of a debut record! Also it must be noted that the entire process of recording was done in a fairly short time, in order to capture the vibe of the material without losing a bit in a quality of the delivery! Recorded at Redneck studio, by Nikita – sound engineer, produced by Andrew and Eugene.
The sound assault performed by the Infiltration could be described as mixture of Napalm Death ferocity, with infectious grooves by the likes of Six Feet Under and Bolt Thrower. This is a 100% Death Metal. From December of 2017 Infiltration becomes a part of WormHoleDeath label family!
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Kent heavy quintet Cove announce their sophomore, EP ‘A Conscious Motion’, will be self-released on 23rd March 2018. With a chosen title that means something different to each member, guitarist Pete Woolven explains his own interpretation as concerning “conscious change, making a personal journey”. With change in mind, the band decided to be more hands on for their follow-up to 2016’s ‘We Were Once Lost’, interweaving the lyrical content into the artwork and ensuring nothing is lost in translation, by creating it themselves. “We’ve always been fairly hands-on and are happier with a DIY approach to artwork. It’s something we feel puts more of a personal stamp on what we have created”, explains Woolven.
The band, completed by Jack Bowdery on Drums, Charlie Smith on Bass, Ben Brazier on Guitar and new vocalist Ben Shorten, are also now streaming single ‘Coincide:Collide’ here, following on from last night’s premiere on the Radio 1 Rock Show. Woolven explains that it is “probably our most different track, we really wanted to do something that set us apart from the current trend of bands in UK at the moment”. It is the second track to be taken from the forth-comer, with summer release ‘Solis’ (here) acting as an introduction to Shorten and the band explaining: “Solis has elements from the past release but also combines the more anthemic and bigger sound we’re going for this time around. Ben has been an important part of the band, even before he actually joined, having been our friend and sound engineer. He has definitely brought new things to the table, from another person helping to structure and piece together songs, to also exploring different musical dynamics with his voice.”
Revisiting Hidden Track Studios to work again with Oz Craggs, the band’s focus for ‘A Conscious Motion’ was collaboration: “There is a little piece of everyone in each song, something we didn’t have before. This has definitely broadened our sound; we’ve explored new dynamics and opened new doors. “Cove” is a group of individuals who make honest music for themselves not based on current trend or flavour of the month.” Reaching new depths, the EP covers themes such as “losing someone to illness; diving deep inside your soul to the things you detest about yourself and learning to recognize them and accept them.” A must for fans of While She Sleeps, Architects, Devil Sold His Soul and British heaviness in general, Cove declares: “We got bored of being compared to sounding like other bands – we wrote to sound like Cove.”
Now out of the studio, the quintet are focussing their energies on the road, with dates alongside Sikth and Feed The Rhino in the diary. “We want to be a band that even if you don’t like heavy music, you walk away from seeing us thinking “Fuck me, that was good,” the band asserts - you do not want to miss them:
Supporting Sikth -
3rd Feb, Milton Keynes, Craufurd Arms
Supporting Feed The Rhino -
20th Feb Bristol, The Exchange
21st Feb Exeter, The Cavern
22nd Feb, Southampton, The Joiners
23rd Feb, London, The Underworld
24th Feb, Norwich, Owl Sanctuary
27th Feb, Nottingham, Rescue Rooms
28th Feb Newcastle, Think Tank
1st March, Glasgow, G2
2nd March, Manchester, Rebellion
3rd March, Birmingham, The Flapper
23rd June, York, Fibbers – Pile Up Fest
Cove Self-release Sophomore EP ‘A Conscious Mind’ On 23/03/18
Stream ‘Coincide:Collide’ now: https://soundcloud.com/user-795922679/coincidecollide/s-bVBwS
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