Mexican heavy metal warriors Battle Raider have have revealed the first advance song, cover artwork, and track-list for their sophomore album, Battle Raider, to be released August 21st via Fighter Records.
Having released their debut album, Hard Flyer, in 2015 and obtaining a good international following, Battle Raider have been deepening their epic brand of pure heavy metal on their self-titled second album, a much more mature and defined work that was recorded during the first half of 2017. Any fan of bands like very early Queenrsyche, Cirith Ungol, Iron Maiden, early Fates Warning, Crimson Glory, and even Manowar will for sure adore this new album by Battle Raider!
Mexican Metallers Heavens Decay have partnered with Metal Underground for the exclusive stream of forthcoming debut album The Great Void of Mystery. Stream that sucker at http://www.metalunderground.com/news/details.cfm?newsid=129811
Chaos Records will release The Great Void of Mystery, on December 12. Led by Julio Viterbo (Tormentor, Shub Niggurath, Cenotaph, The Chasm), the music is primarily NWOBHM-inspired Heavy Metal infused with the range of influences from Viterbo's impressive career as a musician. Pre-order the album at this location.
After a long and illustrious career in Death Metal as a guitarist in the aforementioned bands, Viterbo decided to reconnect with the Heavy Metal that enveloped him as a youth and gave meaning to his life. The groundwork was laid in August 2013 when Viterbo participated in the recording of Acerus debut album The Unreachable Salvation, a Heavy Metal album for which he composed half the songs. The work was a turning point in his career as a guitarist, allowing Viterbo to explore new sounds and expand his compositional scope.
The result was the launch of Heavens Decay in 2015. After composing several songs, Viterbo invited Oscar Clorio (Damned Cross, Cenotaph, Shub Niggurath, Denial) to join him on the journey as drummer, The pair then recruited Nick Hernandez (Stone Magnum) as vocalist. The songs were completed via the Internet, as Oscar lives in Mexico City, while Julio and Nick call Chicago home.
Finally in July 2016 Heavens Decay recorded The Great Void Of Mystery in Chicago's Minbal studios. The album was engineered by Matt Russell and mastered by Dan Swanö in Unisound studios in Sweden. Chaos Records will release the album on CD and digital formats. The band is already working on new material for the next installment of Heavy Metal Fury.
Today, Mexican black metal cartel Mordskog premiere the new track "Mors Est Vitae Essentia" at heavily trafficked web-portal NoCleanSinging.com. The track hails from the band's highly anticipated debut album, XIII, set for international release on January 6th, 2017 via Werewolf Records, freshly in conspiracy with Hells Headbangers. Hear Mordskog's "Mors Est Vitae Essentia" exclusively HERE.
Despite hailing from the hellishly humid climes of Mexico City, the trio of Mordskog bewitch with an ancient black metal mysticism that's freezing to the touch but burning at its core. And yet, for all its '90s classicism, there's not a single clear-cut influence to easily discern across the nine tracks of XIII; it's as if all the best strains of second-wave black metal, be they Norwegian or Polish or Swedish or French or even Greek and Czech, have profusely swirled within a long-hidden cauldron, only now to bubble over and into something familiar yet foreign. But just as equally do Mordskog honor their heritage with a hallucinatory, coke-dusted approach to songwriting, locating all the crevices below and between, spiritually spelunking and basking in the descent.
With noses seduced by the harshest yeyo, this is all ably amplified by the strange 'n' powerful production, which all sounds like it could've arrived from the more boundless, unorthodox '90s. The gates have opened and the landscape ahead is vast: Mordskog have the number with XIII. Hear the next number to be revealed exclusively HERE, courtesy of NoCleanSinging.com. The first number can be heard the track "Nascentes Morimur" exclusively HERE at Werewolf Records' Bandcamp, where the album can also be pre-ordered.
Werewolf Records is a Luciferian metal temple founded in 1998. The wolfish cry from the Carelian battleground, Werewolf Records exclusively releases black metal and congruent noise. In this age when black metal’s worth is questionable, idealism and rigour are the exception when they should be the highest law. We uphold the law of the Wolf – the destruction of the weak and the false so that the original vitality of the dark magic art can continue to grow and create the foundations for an empire. Black metal is Will and Power. We deal with material that inspires us on our journey towards our own kingdom - a kingdom that is not yours, but bears a resemblance to the one there could be for you. Now in conspiracy with Hells Headbangers, the temple of Werewolf Records shall wage its war farther and wider than ever, with no spiritual surrender.
Cover and track-listing for Mordskog's XIII are as follows:
It only seems like yesterday that Mexico's melodic death metal quartet Nuclear Chaos released their second record Ruins Of The Future. That release also came with the band's first ever music video 'Suffocate' which featured guest vocals from none other than David Vincent of Morbid Angel fame. Having been on the road including a stint in Europe playing at prestigious events such as Wacken Open Air and Metal Days we're now over half way through 2016 and the band have been busy tracking the follow up to that release.
The band comments, "The new record is very different from what we did in the past but it keeps the Nuclear Chaos essence intact. The album will contain many different influences going from melodic death metal to Latin metal. We are very excited about this release and this album will show a stronger and more mature Nuclear Chaos."
With a title yet to be revealed, and a release date slated for early 2017 the band have a new single to bridge the gap. Coinciding with the new single, entitled 'Shockwave', the band have also unleashed a new music video for it. The video was shot in Templo San Lázaro (St. Lazarus Temple), an abandoned church from the 1520's in Mexico City. It was shot, directed and edited by Frank Fletcher and Ponce Chiefs from the Mexican studios Soberbios Films.
"Shockwave is an allusion to what we have lived in the past years," comments the band. "It shows a metaphor of how we overcame some personal problems that we will carry as chains forever. They will always be there as a reminder of what we have gone through but they also show that what doesn't destroy you will make you rise stronger."
Mexican metal quartet, Excellion, stream their new, fourth EP titled Unsean ahead of its release which is set for August 6th.
Speaking about the level of creativity the new EP reaches compared with the previous efforts, bassist and backing vocalist Adrian Vilbel commented:
“On ‘Unsean' you can find this maturity in the sound that is very unique actually, all instruments converge in a way that it just was’t in our previous releases, that’s why this new material it’s really a breakthrough for us.
“We were trying to express ourselves in the way we felt at the moment when we moved to Mexico City, it was a moment to adapt and learn a new way to live, so we felt the urgency to write some riffs and melodies that made people feel those expressions, that’s how the whole concept came to mind,” he continues.
Unsean is the fourth EP release the band put out to date, and it was originally planned to be a full-length release, but Excellion decided to split it in two shorter releases. Vilbel also talked about the reasons behind that decision.
“Nowadays it’s kind of hard that a person listen to a full album from the beginning to the end. There would be a lot to digest and they just don’t want that, at least a lot of people, so yeah, ‘Unsean’ was actually a full-length, but we wanted people to give the same weight to every song and not just one or two. We wanted to write songs with high quality too and not just fillers so we decided to make this release in two parts. This is part one and you can expect part two some time around 2017. This way people can sit and listen the whole EP and it’ll be easy to digest too.”
Unsean is out on August 6. Listen to the EP in its entirety through a YouTube stream. The EP is available from iTunes and Google Play.
Via Nocturna is pleased to announce that they have teamed up with the highly regarded site Doomed & Stoned to premiere the debut album by Mexican doom / sludge band Teorema. The band's odd blend of doom, sludge, noise and folk music will entrance listeners and has been hailed by critics and fans alike.
Stream the entirety of Teorema's self-titled debut at this location: http://doomedandstoned.com/tagged/Teorema
Pre-order the album here:http://www.vianocturna.com/releases/teorema-teorema/
Teorema is a Mexican band formed in 2013 in Aguascalientes. Their music incorporates elements of sludge metal, drone, doom, ambient, folk and noise rock.
The band released their first single, "Repudio" in 2014 through the official trailer and soundtrack of "Midnight Blues" movie, directed by Omar Linares Cardona and produced by Kopf-kino / The Art Lab.
On July 29th 2016 the band will release their self-titled album on esteemed Polish label Via Nocturna.
Extreme metallers Brujeria will release their fourth full length album, entitled "Pocho Aztlan", on September 16th via Nuclear Blast Entertainment. The release will be followed by a U.S. tour this October alongside Cattle Decapitation and Piñata Protest.
"Pocho Aztlan" is the band's first release since "Brujerizmo" was released in 2000 via Roadrunner. It was recorded over the course of many years and at several studios around the globe. The end result was mixed by Russ Russell (Napalm Death, The Exploited).
Fast forward to right about now: "Pocho Aztlan" is Brujeria’s first new album in 16 years. The title translates to “Wasted Promised Land,” a combination of Aztlán, the fabled ancestral home of the Aztecs, and the term pocho, which native Mexicans use to refer — not always kindly — to their counterparts born in the States. Brujo himself is pocho, a man caught between two worlds. Many pochos are not exactly accepted with open arms in Mexico. Meanwhile, they’re too often regarded as second-class citizens in their adopted US home. Brujo has transcended both scenarios through the power of Brujeria’s uncompromising grindcore and death metal. His all-Spanish lyrics are as vivid as they are effective: Bona fide tales from the front-lines of the drug war, the racial divide, and the battle for the border. “A lot of Brujeria songs are true stories,” Brujo says. “And if they haven’t happened yet, they will happen.”
10/01/2016 Baltimore, MD - Soundstage
10/02/2016 Boston, MA - Brighton Music Hall
10/03/2016 New York, NY - Gramercy Theatre
10/04/2016 Philadelphia, PA - Voltage
10/06/2016 Cleveland, OH - Agora Ballroom
10/07/2016 Chicago, IL - Reggie's
10/08/2016 Minneapolis, MN - Cabooze
10/09/2016 Kansas City, MO - Riot Room
10/10/2016 Denver, CO - Bluebird Theater
10/12/2016 Seattle, WA - Studio Seven
10/13/2016 Portland, OR - Hawthorne Theater
10/14/2016 Oakland, CA - CA Deathfest (Brujeria ONLY)
10/17/2016 Los Angeles, CA - The Roxy
10/18/2016 San Diego, CA - Brick By Brick
Mexican death metal legends Infinitum Obscure have decided to release their classic 'Infernal Dark Force' album via their own label, Death Elite. It's time to explore the renowned band's history all over again, this time in the best possible sound quality, as the music has been remastered by the founder himself, Robert Lizarraga. This album created waves in the underground when it was first released in the last decade. The band had a mysterious, inherently dark and dissonant quality without compromising on their steely sound, not devoid of melodies, as Infinitum Obscure somehow merge the obscure thrashy death metal music of The Chasm with the Swedish-sounding black metal music of bands like Dissection, Dawn, Sacramentum and Naglfar. The result is a veritable dark and intriguing form of blackened death metal music, a sound that the band have forged over the years and perfected. It all began here though and even after a decade, the music sounds fresh, pure, and puts many new bands to shame. Infinitum Obscure's legacy remains untarnished, revered, and alive - the band will release their new full length on Transcending Obscurity Records when ready.
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Mexican Black Metallers Funereus have unveiled a teaser video for their forthcoming album "Return of the Old Goat", which is set for international release on September 8th via Forever Plagued Records.
Since 2008 the band has been patiently perfecting their craft - bitterly grim and hateful Black Metal in the early '90s spirit - over the course of a couple demos, an EP, and a split release. In 2010, Funereus released their debut album, "Profane Rite of Morbid Glorification", and now, four years later, they strike back at all that's sacred with their second album, "Return of the Old Goat".
Aptly titled, "Return of the Old Goat" is an utterly cold but unremittingly furious slab of Black Metal: dead yet violent, trance-inducing yet diabolical, primitive yet memorable. It's a record that makes no apologies for its anachronisms, that it's mission is to celebrate the glory of Satan and white-light blasphemy, that Funereus are ghoulish coffin spirits dedicated to haunting your subconscious.
Seven glorification's of evil drenched in the vilest poison, Funereus' "Return of the Old Goat" is a nail in the heart of all that is holy. Hear/view the unholy evidence for yourself HERE.
Tracklisting for "Return of the Old Goat"
1. Unhallowed Tomb
3. Funeral Ghoul
4. Return Of The Old Goat
5. Below The Horns Of Blasphemy
6. Ascending The Throne Of Satan
7. Umbra Atrox
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