Thrash or be thrashed! Chilean heshers Critical Defiance are set to release their debut full-length, Misconception.
Critical Defiance goes straight for the jugular with their relentless and intricate brand of old-school thrash metal. Though spawned in the depths of Chile's underground, Critical Defiance bear all the markings of a band that came straight from the 80s Bay Area scene.
Following two demos and a limited-edition split with Santiago's Parkcrest, Critical Defiance signed with Unspeakable Axe Records for the release of Misconception. This eight-track album is an aggressive assault of violent riffs, shredding, yet melodic leads and shouted group vocals.
After releasing a successful debut album 'Screaming from the Grave' last year, Icelandic old school death machine Narthraal unleashed a new single 'Baptized in Blood'.
WATCH a video from a new track: https://youtu.be/OhPoag2dZqA
The band comments:-
"We are very happy with how well received our material has been, our EP's, Blood Citadel and Chainsaw Killing Spree, our LP Screaming from the grave and now our single.
We have been trying our very best to keep the old school death metal alive and we are very happy to see so many others like ourselves out in the world. Of course we also try to go a little outside the traditional OSDM style, like with our single "Baptized in Blood", we went for a little death / doom motif.
It's actually pretty funny, we were just brainstorming various ideas for a new song and then we decided to revisit some very old riffs we each made years ago that never really made sense on their own, but when put together they made complete sense! Then the song title suddenly came to our vocalist when he was in catholic mass, so he sat down and wrote down the lyrics describing a satanic cult performing ritualistic sacrifice.
We didn't expect the song to come out so well, but we are very glad that it did! And now we're just brainstorming song after song for our next full length album! We think it's going to be in some ways similar and other ways very different from what we have done so far, and we're looking forward to sharing it with everyone!"
"Baptized in Blood" is available on all digital platforms worldwide.
Apple Music: https://apple.co/2EJhoH7
Vocals/Bass: Viktor Penalver
Rhythm Guitar: Antonio Aguilar
Lead Guitar: Birkir Karason
Drums: Jónas Haux
Old school heavy metal newcomers Burning Witches are set to release their new album Hexenhammer on November 9th. Today, the band are premiering the official video for the title track, over on YouTube. Check it out, here: youtu.be/1OCmwMFKDlE
The band commented on the video:-
"The filming of the 'Hexenhammer' video was an exciting new experience for the band. Our second video dives into the story of Malleus Maleficarum, written by the discredited Catholic clergyman Heinrich Kramer, to legitimate his cruel deeds against woman in the 15th century. The title track stands for the album, it is melodic and heavy and reflects the sound of the band in a perfect way! We hope you will enjoy the video, which opens up a new authentic chapter for the band! We wanna thank the Witchcraft museum in Gränichen/Switzerland and its founder and director Miss Wicca Meier-Spring and her team for the support on this large project. Also we wanna thank the Operahouse of Zurich for the costumes and the props. Ancient recordings and editing by Michael Buzek - cheers to the whole team for making this amazing venture possible!"
Hexenhammer is now available for pre-order on a variety of different formats:
All formats: nuclearblast.com/bw-hexenhammer
Limited Digipack CD: nblast.de/BurningWitchesCD
Limited Edition Double Gatefold Black Vinyl: nblast.de/BurningWitchesVinyl
Limited Edition Double Gatefold Red Vinyl: nblast.de/BurningWitchesNBShop
Limited Edition Double Gatefold Blue Vinyl + poster: nblast.de/BurningWitchesNBShop
Digital album: nblast.de/BWHexenhammerIT
Watch and listen to 'Executed' over on YouTube: youtu.be/840vcVzth-0
Hexenhammer was produced in the Little Creek Studio by the same team as its predecessor: V.O. Pulver (PRO-PAIN, DESTRUCTION, NERVOSA, PÄNZER) and DESTRUCTION legend Schmier, who also helped and advised as a close friend of the band. The result is a truly brilliant heavy metal album.
The Swedish band, Desolator, was originally going in a doom/death direction, but changed into an old school death metal band after some full band rehearsals. After many long and hard considerations, the name Desolator was approved.
Black Lion Records are pleased to inform that Swedish Old schoolers Desolator's debut EP "Spawn of Misanthropy" was re-issued by the label on CD early this month.
Jonas Bergkvist - Bass, Vocals ( Ending Quest, Soliloquium, Wolfcross)
Stefan Nordström - Guitars, Vocals ( Ending Quest, Soliloquium)
Joakim Rudemyr - Guitars, Vocals ( Within the Fall)
Victor Parri Drums - ( Eosphorus, Hadriel, Isole, The Curse, Valkyrja, ex-Dark Forest of North, ex-One Hour Hell, ex-Kraanium (live), ex-Mephorash (live), ex-Skitarg (live), ex-Sterbhaus (live), ex-Within the Fall (live) )
Check Out the lyric video for Illusions of Grandeur: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pQLIAQFhi9o
CD is available for sale here: https://desolatorblacklion.bandcamp.com
Black Lion is pleased to welcome Dutch Death Metal group Bloodphemy. Bloodphemy’s members have played in numerous successful Death Metal bands such as Sinister, Pleurisy, Bodyfarm, Houwitser, Khaoz, Judgement Day. They know their shit when it comes to playing Death Metal, writing and recording albums, touring internationally, and are known for creating one hell of a live show. Their new album "In Cold Blood" will be released worldwide in 2019.
Bloodphemy are ready to take the stages in 2019 in support of their new album the band is already confirmed for:
*Fuck the Commerce - Germany
Březovská Metalová Noc Open Air - Czech Republic
Bloodfest - The Netherlands
To be sure to catch the band live and stay tuned for more news.
Get your copy of In Cold Blood via Black Lion Records:
Black Lion Records Website
Black Lion Records Facebook
Wrestling is an old school heavy metal band from Oulu, Finland and their debut album "Ride On Freaks" is released via Inverse Records on September 14th 2018. The album pays homage to the classic heavy metal style of the 80’s, and you can clearly hear the influence of bands like Accept or Ozzy Osbourne in Wrestling’s music. But Wrestling is not just a tribute band. On the contrary they are spicing up their soup with various different styles. You can find clues of punk at one end and even some pure pop melodies at the other. The album is quite diverse in style and it’s also been recorded in a traditional fashion that leaves lots of room for the musicians to create the atmosphere they are after. So Wrestling is definitely not math metal. Or well… perhaps short term math metal at most.
The band released a new single from the upcoming album "Surreal Killer".
Watch the music video here: https://youtu.be/K4Th1vrDibI
"Surreal Killer shows us Wrestling at its most vicious mood. This speed metal influenced tune tells us a story of a serial killer artist, whose simple mission is… well, to make art out of death."
LISTEN TO SURREAL KILLER single on:
APPLE MUSIC: https://apple.co/2zhy2e4
The album was recorded on Anvil Road Studio and it is mixed and mastered by Harri Eksymä (Earmore Studios)
Tommi Saha (voc)
Risto Nyman (gtr)
Janne Kela (d.)
Pekka Moilanen (gtr)
Riku Rousu (b, voc)
Saturnal Records announces the signing of RottenDawn. Hailing from Finland, RottenDawn is an experienced and aspiring group of old-school Finnish metal pioneers in a fresh, new package from such bands as Protected Illusion, Unholy, Sinisthra, and Impaled Nazarene.
Founded by Joni Halmetoja (guitars) and Make Mäkinen (guitars), the earliest stages of RottenDawn began already back in the first quarter of this decade in the capital of Finland, Helsinki. But it wasn't until 2014 when things really started to progress towards the band's current musical style - simply, very heavy music - when Pasi Äijö (Unholy) joined the RottenDawn ranks for vocal and bass duties. Still, later on, the band found its footing when Mikael Arnkil (Impaled Nazarene) was asked to join as drummer during spring 2017, completing this heavy mixture of dark, harmonic doom and death metal - or, as described by the band, "Rotten Doom Metal."
RottenDawn is currently working on their upcoming, as-yet-untitled debut album, which will be released through Saturnal Records in late 2018 / early 2019. Every member of the band has countless miles of heavy metal music - or history in music, in general - behind them, and that can be heard from RottenDawn's unique, grooving old-school death metal / doom mixture.
Hear for yourself with the first official track, "Dusk Demons," which can be heard HERE at Saturnal's official YouTube channel. For more info, consult the links below.
Pasi Äijö - vocals and bass
Joni Halmetoja - guitars
Markku Mäkinen - guitars
Mikael Arnkil - drums
Nekrohowl, an entity that has already marked themselves as a formidable force in the South Asian metal scene with their deadliest sound and intense live annihilation. Their upcoming debut EP "Epitome of Morbid" is a must a listen for those -- who love putrid form of death metal music.
No Clean Singing exclusively Streamed the second track "Blasphemy Still Unnamed", which can be found at this location.
Originally started as a death metal quartet in the crypt of Dhaka, Bangladesh, Nekrohowl was formed a year ago by the members of acclaimed local acts like Abominable Carnivore, Dissector, Enmachined and Homicide. A death evoking, rotten sounding rehearsal demo was soon manifested, which was followed by an oversea live annihilation on the other side of the Bengal — Kolkata, India. With the vilest form of sound and high-powered live performances, they have marked their place as a formidable force in the realm of South Asian extreme metal music.
Earlier in the year, the band encountered with lineup issues, when the vocalist and drummer had to left the band, but that did not stop Nekrohowl from blazing fiercely; Warmonger (Warhound, Ex: Orator) as a replacement in the position of drum-hammering and Obliterator taking over the charge of vocal duty turned them as a power trio, and this incident marks a significant step forward for the band. Climbing to the peak of their powers with this monstrous lineup, the bestial trio embarked on a mini-tour, named as “Agonize and Excruciate Tour 2017”, to support Japanese death metal maestro Desecravity at their Dhaka, Kolkata and Shilong live dates.
Debut EP “Epitome of Morbid” is undeniably the most anticipating metal release from the country. With 05 tracks (including an intro), clocking in at around 20 minutes, the EP incorporates the captivating intricacy of Suffocation, sheer gruesomeness of Autopsy, belligerent tone of Immolation, vitriolic intensity of Morbid Angel, demon invoking power of Hellhammer, and malefic darkness of Dead Congregation. The song structures clearly demonstrate the members’ sole object of the exercise, and it is nothing but to play the hard-hearted form of death metal music. Whereas many contemporary old school rooted extreme metal bands from the subcontinent fail to sustain the primitive atmosphere because of the production, Nekrohowl has cautiously maintained that dark, rotten vibe of old school death metal within these tracks.
Limited number of copies of the EP will be released locally in digipak format, which will be followed by cassette issue from Malaysian label Diabolicurst Productions, and cd, cassette and vinyl release from American label Slaugherhouse Records. An EP launching gig will take place in Dhaka during the local digipak release date on 30th September, 2017.
International and Asian releases will take place later of this year
All tracks recorded, mixed and mastered at Music Theater
Obliterator — Guitars/ Vocals
Sadist — Bass
Warmonger — Drums
Cover Art: Grasen Artstyle
Nekrohowl plays abhorrent and paroxysmal form of death metal in the uncanniest path of legendary 90's era death metal period. The troop consists of the members from some of the finest bands from Bangladesh, including Homicide, Nafarmaan, Enmachined and Warhound.
Toilet Ov Hell premiered "Mortal Incubation" — first single from their debut upcoming EP, "Epitome of Morbid". The track can be streamed at this location.
Nekrohowl originally started as a 4-piece Death Metal band, consisting of members of some other prestigious local extreme metal band. Soon they released their menacing demo and invaded Kolkata. Currently they are active as a trio and their monstrous line-up consists of Obliterator (Homicide), Sadist (Enmachined, Nafarmaan) and Warmonger (Warhound, Ex-Orator).
Track "Mortal Incubation" will be a part of their upcoming EP, to be released within a few months.
Guitarist Obliterator States:
"The song resembles "death" as a person / entity with sheer omnipotence and ominous wrath against mortals. It is said that , the bringer of doom and darkness shall forever reign in the realm of man. The temptation to devastate human in flesh will summon ultimate excruciating."
Icelandic old school death metal band Narthraal unleashed their debut album named "Screaming From The Grave". The album is released May 26th via Finnish label Inverse Records.
Listen to the whole album on Spotify: http://spoti.fi/2rm5NGi
The band also released a music video "Death Of The Undying" and it is available here: http://bit.ly/2q1OzNJ Earlier this week they released a lyric video from the track "Feed The Pig" Check it out from here: http://bit.ly/2r2dC2M
Narthraal started their album release tour yesterday with their fellow countrymen Alchemia in Poland and are still heading to Czech Republic and Slovakia.
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