Swedish extremists Third Storm have unleashed a new track from their upcoming full-length album, A Grand Manifestation. The song, titled "As the Stars Watched the Birth of Eternity," is a scathingly violent example of the old-school black/death onslaught fans can expect from A Grand Manifestation.
Stream "As the Stars Watched the Birth of Eternity" at https://youtu.be/D8oEoOCZJtw.
An intense hybrid of black, death, doom and thrash, A Grand Manifestation is the continuation of 2015's Taritiya Me, a two-song, 26-minute EP that welcomed Third Storm back from a decades-long hiatus.
Third Storm will release A Grand Manifestation November 9 on Dark Descent Records.
Irish death metal upstarts Zealot Cult premiere the new track "Sea of Suffering" at heavily trafficked web-portal NoCleanSinging.com. The track hails from the band's highly anticipated debut album, Spiritual Sickness, set for international release on November 9th via Blood Harvest Records and Helter Skelter Productions. Hear Zealot Cult's "Sea of Suffering" in its entirety exclusively HERE.
In early 2016, Zealot Cult self-released their debut EP, Karmenian Crypt. Duly impressed by this young quartet's power and poise, Blood Harvest stepped in and released Karmenian Crypt on 12" vinyl later that autumn. Quickly, Karmenian Crypt reaped critical acclaim, and for good reason: here was a band mature beyond their years, seemingly effortlessly crafting pure and total DEATH METAL that was simultaneously timeless and modern. Alas, those three songs were just a teaser for more mastery to come, and it's now arrived in the full-length Spiritual Sickness.
Instantly upon pressing "play" on Spiritual Sickness, this is the same whirlwinding Zealot Cult of before, only taken to bolder and more bellicose ends. Here exist those same strong, expertly integrated influences from classic Floridian death metal and especially the early Roadrunner/RC catalog which fostered same. And yet, Zealot Cult further manage to make epic, multi-dimensional majesty from that firm foundation, their compositions constantly rising and falling and taking dark 'n' doomed directions, all while remaining immediately memorable. So, while various strains of Pestilence, Death, Morbid Angel, and especially Obituary can be heard loud 'n' clear across Spiritual Sickness, its eight songs build upon said foundation and contribute to this rich legacy, underlining the unyielding ties to tradition whilst making majesty in modern times.
Completed by clear-yet-crushing production and a fully satisfying 42 minutes, Spiritual Sickness is indeed aptly titled. The time is NOW to join the Zealot Cult! Continue initiation exclusively HERE, courtesy of NoCleanSinging.com. Begin initiation with the previously revealed "Blades of Jihad" HERE at Blood Harvest's Bandcamp. Pre-order info can be found HERE.
Night Crowned is the degenerated infant of the current and the past members of The Crown, Dark Funeral, Nightrage and Cipher System. Their debut mini CD is slated for the worldwide release on November 30, 2018 via Black Lion Records.
"“Nocturnal Pulse” is a dynamic affair, in which elements of black metal and death metal play a role, in which raw, howling yells, cold roars, and skin-splitting shrieks share the vocals, and in which the changing patterns of the music conjure feelings of both grievous melancholy and blood-rushing glory", No Clean Singing is currently streaming the second track, Nocturnal Pulse, from the album.
Hear "Nocturnal Pulse" AT THIS LOCATION; Courtesy of No Clean Singing
In the frozen part of Europe's northernmost realm, a new slithering seed is festering at the heart of the Swedish scene — known as Night Crowned. A spawn formed from an unholy communion between the current and the 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 haunting and putrid; a reawakening of the sounds dormant from the most influential acts and masterpieces of the Scandinavian ‘90s, despite having advantages of a cutting edge, surgically precise production.
Despite hatching a combined catalogue of over twenty full-length albums, the seasoned and battle-hardened veterans of Night Crowned are still hungry like a gluttonous monster to procreate the dire melody charged blackened death music.
“Humanity Will Echo Out” is the first taste of Night Crowned’s sonic benefaction. This three-track-filled EP will be out on CD and in digital format through Black Lion Records on November 30, 2018.
Black metal band Carpe Noctem have returned with their new song "Hér hvílir bölvun" which is streaming right now via Cvlt Nation.
The site commented:-
"This Icelandic horde has done it again and created a collection of songs that transcends genres and stabs the listener in the heart with each listen. The level of emotion and passion that makes up these tunes is otherworldly and makes me respect this band even more."
Listen to the song here: https://www.cvltnation.com/raw-chaotic-apocalyptic-carpe-noctems-hvilir-bolvun/
Pre-order the album here: http://www.auralwebstore.com/shop/index.php?controller=search&orderby=position&orderway=desc&search_query=vitrun&submit_search=
Alexander - Vocals & lyrics
Andri - Guitars
Árni - Bass (also in Árstíðir lífsins)
Helgi - Drums (also in Misþyrming and Naðra)
Tómas - Guitars (also in Misþyrming and Naðra)
H.V. Lyngdal-band picture
Irish death metal mavericks Malthusian premiere the new track "Across the Expanse of Nothing" at esteemed cultural journal BardoMethodology.com. The track hails from the band's highly anticipated debut album, Across Deaths, which is now set for international release on September 28th: Dark Descent will handle the album's North American release, while Invictus Productions will handle the rest of the world. Hear Malthusian's "Across the Expanse of Nothing" in its entirety exclusively HERE.
Since their fateful first demo, MMXIII, in 2013, Malthusian have been a study in strident refinement and maverick poise. No move is ever out of place, nor any possibility unexplored; chaos may be waiting in the wings, but it is resisted and never fully/remotely sought. The hydra-headed quartet started on enviably firm footing from the very beginning - trace elements of bestial black metal, morbid death metal, and languorous doom, all mangled and minced with poetic ease - but what sprouted from that first demo and especially the subsequent Below the Hengiform EP two years later was something extraordinary indeed. This was black/death/doom ART taken to hallucinatory extremes...and Malthusian were only just beginning.
True, Across Deaths will be a "beginning" for many listeners otherwise new to Malthusian, but for those already well versed in the band's vortextural musings, the album-length format opens their world even wider. Peer inside and the visions of bottomless doom are writ large; obscene forms writhe and resist, each psychological tendril twisting to ever-beckoning infinity. That Malthusian can harness these sensations should be no surprise - both short-length predecessors seemed massive at the time (and still are) - but the sheer fact (not to mention the sheer audacity) that a band can so effortlessly take angular, largely atonal DEATH METAL and make it a seemingly cinematic experience should compel naysayers to finally investigate this malodorous of artforms. Naturally, for however adventurous their visions continue to be, Malthusian above all believe in the alternately damning/redemptive powers of heavy metal: diversity of expression comes from within, not without.
Further verbiage is simply wasted - the experience is all. No time like the present, then, to travel Across Deaths with Malthusian. Continue the perilous journey with the new track "Across the Expanse of Nothing" exclusively HERE, courtesy of Bardo Methodology. Begin the perilous journey with the previously revealed "Remnant Fauna" HERE at Invictus' Bandcamp.
Swedish heavy metal band Hypnos have revealed their new song "Caught In the Night". The song is taken from their upcoming album Set Fire To The Sky which will be released via The Sign Records in September.
Listen to the song here: http://theobelisk.net/obelisk/2018/08/30/hypnos-set-fire-to-the-sky-caught-in-the-night-premiere/
Pre-order the album here: https://freighttrain.se/sv/the-sign-record/hypnos/
Kvlt Of Eblis's debut offering "Templo de la Serpiente Negra" will be out tomorrow (August 31, 2018) via Morbid Skull Records on CD format. The Colombian occult horde previously streamed the track "Vudú" exclusively at Legacy Magazine (Germany), can be checked AT THIS LOCATION.
Currently the band is previewing another track "Lepaca Lilith", courtesy of Toilet Ov Hell, Hear It RIGHT HERE.
The manifestation of Kvlt Of Eblis took shape in the ancient city of Bogota (Colombia) in the year of 2014 by Metzli and Sargon. The moniker was taken from the Opposer Cult of all Luminous Doctrine. The next year, the sect changed its location to Marinilla (Antioquia), near to Medellin City, and recruited new members to complete the circle.
Exploring the mystic paths through fire and faith, Kvlt Of Eblis chooses raw energy filled black metal as the medium to demonstrate the black side of Magick. After unerringly reaping the supernatural seeds for over three years, the coven is finally set to conjure up their first opus, “Templo de la Serpiente Negra”, this August 31st. Morbid Skull Records will be unleashing it on jewel case and limited-edition digipak CDs.
Kvlt Of Eblis invites you to explore the deepest abyss of esoteric ocean through “Templo de la Serpiente Negra”.
Metzli Jiz Rulicum: Voice & Incantations
Sargon Tumus Ladanus: Guitars and Backing Vocals
Ahharu Pacvimun: Bass
Digmun Tufu: Drums
El Salvador: https://www.morbidskullrecords.com/sv/?s=kvlt+of+eblis
Reanimated Australian black metal cult Ichor premiere the new track "Noble Ichor" at Decibel magazine's website. The track hails from the band's long-awaited debut album of Australia's God of Thunder God of War, set for international release on October 5th via Seance Records. Hear Ichor's "Noble Ichor" in its entirety exclusively HERE.
If the name Ichor isn't immediately familiar, it's for good reason: this extremely cult black metal band formed in 1993 and disbanded later that year. During that time, the band recorded and released a self-titled four-track demo tape. But, its disbanding was also for good reason: Ichor's two members, Wraith and Diablore, wanted to focus on their other band, the now-legendary Nazxul. Thus, in the grand context of Australian black metal, Ichor served as an oft-unknown yet crucial puzzle piece.
Late in 2017, the decision was made by Wraith and Diablore to re-form Ichor, and the duo promptly recorded the band's first full-length. Aptly titled God of Thunder God of War, Ichor's debut album thematically focuses on Slavic paganism. In fact, the moniker Ichor itself the ancient Greek word for the fluid that runs in the gods' veins; the concept behind using that word was that the only difference between humanity and the gods is a physical substance or principal, thusly meaning that humanity can rise to the ranks of gods.
With that foundation at hand, Ichor's God of Thunder God of War indeed soars to the heights - and likewise depths - through a sinuous surge of stout, atmospherically inclined black metal. In many ways, the album's a culmination and consolidation of the paradigmatic Australian black metal sound pioneered by Nazxul - and, by proxy, Ichor - as it wends and wends through the sturm und drang, the tragedy and triumph, for which OZBM has become so renown for nearly two decades. Suitably, here is a sound both timeless and current, breathing the essence of ancient days and charging forward across the present simultaneously: grim majesty and bittersweet melodicism commingle, their tendrils locking together as the almost-levitational thrust of Ichor's palpable physicality takes flight. It all makes for high drama, suggestive of a narrative arc, and its remarkably compact six-song/37-minute runtime feels far more epic than it has any right to be. Understandably, the album contains a rerecording of one of the original demo tracks, titled "Daughters Of Wrath" - a song about the cunning folk and practitioners of the Slavonic native faith, witches.
Let it be known, however, that God of Thunder God of War is no mere "retro" gesture: Ichor are currently working on new material, and will be an ongoing band. In the meantime, hail the old gods - God of Thunder God of War!
Continue hailing with the new track "Noble Ichor" exclusively HERE, courtesy of Decibel, North America's only monthly metal magazine. Begin hailing with the previously revealed "Spectres of the Woods" HERE at Seance Records' official YouTube channel.
Pagan black metal mystics All My Sins premiere the new track "Vukov Totem" at heavily trafficked web-portal InvisibleOranges.com. The track hails from the band's highly anticipated debut album, Pra Sila - Vukov Totem, set for international release on September 23rd via Saturnal Records. A work of windswept mysticism and pure pagan fury, Pra Sila - Vukov Totem is one which has been brewing since the ancient days, and is now being released into the modern era with a timelessness that's exciting to behold. Hear All My Sins' "Vukov Totem" in its entirety exclusively HERE.
Originating from the southern regions of Europe, Serbia's All My Sins was officially formed by Nav Cosmos and V in the year of 2000. The duo gathered a line-up around the idea of claiming its own place among the already-established second-wave black metal scene. Inspired by the spiritual heritage of the land they come from, the band started making records, each of them conceptually placed around the certain mythological symbols.
The first demo, Night Scupltures, was recorded in 2002. It was dedicated to the nocturnal creatures and the driving force behind The Night as a mythological being. The next demo, From the Land of the Shining Past in 2004, focused on the primordial origins of Slavic spirituality and thus was dedicated to The Forest as a mythological entity.
After the several line-up changes that followed, All My Sins was, with few exceptions, barely active for the next 12 years. During this time, V continued his activities among the ranks of such international acts as Kawir, Terrörhammer, Ulvdalir, and Triumfall.
It was finally in 2016 that Nav Cosmos and V were ready to re-form the band and begin work on a new studio record. The result was the Lunar / Solar EP, which was dedicated to The Sky as a mythic being, centring its basis around the ideas of vanishing, going beyond, and dying as seen through the perspective of southern Slavic mysticism. Black Death Production from Poland released Lunar / Solar on CD in 2017, and the EP quickly got appropriate feedback both from the press and the public.
Already in the second half of 2017, All My Sins were once again in the studio, this time working on a full-length conceptually dedicated to The Wolf as a mythological being. Titled Pra Sila – Vukov Totem (rough English translation: "The Primordial Force of the Wolf's Totem"), the album is thematically focused upon the most important and powerful totem in the culture of southern Slavs.
Reflecting the world of impenetrable places, the symbol of The Wolf carries different, often opposed meanings. In mythology regarded as the ancient ancestor of Serbian people, a creature with unusual attributes is believed to possess obscure divine powers. The meeting of man and wolf is mystically dangerous, yet magnificent at the same time. It is the encounter with demonic being and concurrently the moment when a man meets his native forefather. In the world of wilderness abandoned by man, contradictory and strong, The Wolf represents everything we are not, unknown and terrifying - it is the perfection of a stranger.
With eight individual tracks exploring the metaphysical link between the ancestral prehistoric Wolf and the context of the contemporary age, in order to fully comply with the album's symbolic content, Saturnal Records officially releases All My Sins' Pra Sila – Vukov Totem on the 23rd of September, exactly on the day of the last equinox of 2018.
In the meantime, hear the new track "Vukov Totem" in its entirety exclusively HERE. Also hear the previously revealed "Vetrovo Kolo" HERE at Saturnal Records' official YouTube channel.
Chile's Pulverized stream "Devoción" Via No Clean Singing; debut album "Monuments of Misanthropy" out this October
Chilean death metal horde Pulverized is coming up with their debut full length via Krucyator Productions in both digital and jewel-case CD editions. The album, aptly titled as "Monuments of Misanthropy", is slated for worldwide release on October 13, 2018.
"Devoción", the opening track of the album is currently streaming over at No Clean Singing.
HEAR IT RIGHT HERE
Chilean cadavers Pulverized awoke in the city of Santiago in 2006. They perform death metal with a strong American influence from the early '90s, without leaving aside the essences of the glorious South American extreme metal scene. Their lyrical themes touch the thoughts about life, death, Christianity and its moral decadence in Western Society. Having two demo releases in their discography, they have already illustrated the sign of miasmic assault, that is uncontrollably fierce and absolutely petrifying.
“Monuments of Misanthropy”, the impending debut album, will lay the cornerstone of a new epoch in the band’s history. Featuring lyrics in both Spanish and English, Pulverized deploy unholy feelings in veins throughout the six abominably composed furious songs. In terms of sonic landscape, this album stands in a supreme point where viciousness, profanity and primitiveness are in poise.
This striking debut album will see the worldwide release on October 13, 2018 via Krucyator Prods. on Jewel Case CD and digitally. The album was recorded, mixed and mastered at DM6 Studio by Pablo Clares. Santiago, Chile.
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