With their new album "Unalterable" due out on Black Lion Records on the 12th April, Sweden's Mist Of Misery have unveiled a video for a track from the album.
The video, for the track "Halls of Emptiness" can be seen at https://youtu.be/9tA2_WEGmNk
"Unalterable" will be the third full-length album from Mist Of Misery, and promises to be the longest, and most in-depth work that the band has every created. Split into two parts, with fourteen tracks, and a total running time of almost two hours, "Unalterable" was recording during 2017 and 2018 at the Forlorn Halls Studios and in various private locations in Stockholm, Sweden.
Black Lion Records will release "Unalterable" in Double CD and Digital formats, both of which are now available to pre-order from https://mistofmiseryblacklion.bandcamp.com/album/unalterable
All guitars on "StormblÂst" and the clean parts on "Unalterable" were performed by Erik Molnar. With artwork by Alice Ruitenberg, booklet design by Marcos Cerutti, and Bandphotos by Nikita Smirnov, tracklisting on "Unalterable" is as follows:
Of "Unalterable", the band had this to say:
"The actual conception of "Unalterable" goes a long way back, with the title track having already been written in 2014. However, back then, we had no idea that we would be using it as the title track for our third-full length album. The rest of the songs were composed during 2017 and 2018 and the album was recorded during the same period.
This album differs a bit from our earlier releases, both in production and in the composition of the songs. They are longer, darker, and more atmospheric than on any of our previous releases, and with its running time of almost two hours, it is the by far the longest work we've ever recorded .
The title "Unalterable" refers to the path of life, unalterable despite all efforts to alter its course, forcing us to dwell in this miserable existence until life's end."
Mist Of Misery's next live appearance will be at Copperfield's in Stockholm, Sweden, on the 30th March.
Israel's Dim Aura premiere "Black Heretic Hate" via No Clean Singing, taken from upcoming album 'The Triumphant Age of Death'
Israeli black metal misanthropes Dim Aura will release their sophomore album, The Triumphant Age of Death, on March 22nd under the banner of Saturnal Records. As the first taste of the album, the band is currently streaming the third track "Black Heretic Hate" exclusively via No Clean Singing.
CD will be available for pre-order in the mid/late February.
"Mercy is a foreign concept in this track, and sometimes that’s exactly the kind of catharsis we need.." — No Clean Singing comments on the single, Black Heretic Hate.
"'Black Heretic Hate' is a track depicting an onslaught on organized religion" — proclaims the band.
Stream the track exclusively via No Clean Singing, AT THIS LOCATION
Hailing from Tel Aviv, Dim Aura was stormed into the scene in 2010 as a quattro of black metal nihilists who have remained musically chained together since the inception of the group. After the EP “R.U.S.T." and a slew of live annihilations and studio sessions, the Israeli misanthropes unfurled their debut album "The Negation of Existence" in 2013.
Dim Aura presented their terror manifestation in the foreign soil by appearing at Meh Suff! Metal-Festival 2014 and Steelfest 2015. Locally, they shared stage with Bölzer, Trepaneringsritualen, Necrophbic, aside from playing at other numerous local festivals.
2017 saw the arrival of their first 7" EP “Negged”, driving the bands compulsory urges towards their forthcoming sophomore album.
The Dim Aura pact is sealed and concealed, with no way in and no way out. Through the past decade the pact has always been active, always conjuring, always terrorizing and never resting – and this torment of humanity is now made an alliance with Saturnal Records for the upcoming full-length, The Triumphant Age of Death, with an aim to beget a new era by spreading their vision, plague and terror ritual further upon mankind. Eschewing trends and mediocrities, the band is known for integrating various genres into their bleak and dismal Black Metal sound, ranging from old school punk to dark '80s and beyond. This album is no exception — a massive wall of sonic hatred.
Dark Helm is a Progressive Death Metal band based in India; they have been treading the boundaries of Metal and have been experimenting by infusing sounds from the World Music scene into their brand of Extreme Music. Their writing is laden with heavy riffs with a sprinkle of some ancient, contemporary ethnic instruments (like Sitar, Kyoto, Santoor, Saz, etc.).
Today, the band premiered their first track from the- forthcoming album entitled- 'Hymnus De Antitheist'. The track 'Obey' is now officially premiered via DECIBEL MAGAZINE here.
The band’s guitarist/ composer, Mohanish says:-
“This album is the sum total of all my hatred towards the state of humanity today. Let me clarify though; Over the past few years I have noticed my stance harden, as a rational thinker. My belief that "divinity is poison" has grown from a mere commentary on the human condition to a desperate need for a global change (if we are to survive the coming of age of the human race and become an advanced civilization worthy of wielding the tools we create).
I absolutely and equally hate the idea of "New Age" spiritualism (crystal healing, myths about pineal glands, quantum mysticism, etc) and every pseudoscience scientific schmuck (Deepak Chopra and Rhonda Byrne's names come to mind) trying to make a quick buck. I also detest ignorant people who establish their allegiances to political parties rather than political stances (people who go "I love Mr. /Mrs. XYZ, hence every policy he/she suggests is a good one").
I hate unregulated "Organic food" that gets sold under the guise of being good for you, while harming the earth's resources and the fear mongering and misrepresentation of GMOs that goes with it. I hate homeopathy, mystics, gurus, astrologers, anti-vaxers, "Vastu Experts", flat earthers, 432hz'ers and every other ENEMY OF REASON. They have made people's insecurities and ignorance into a multimillion dollar industry.”
Dark Helm - Obey | Track Premiere - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=837gy_m9gQo
Dark Helm's album- 'Hymnus De Antitheist' can be ordered here.
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Black metal mavericks Barshasketh premiere the new track "Vacillation" at heavily trafficked web-portal NoCleanSinging.com. The track hails from the band's highly anticipated fourth album, Barshasketh, set for international release on January 15th, 2019 via W.T.C. Productions.
Hear Barshasketh's "Vacillation" in its entirety exclusively HERE.
By now pillars of the UK black metal scene, for over a decade now, Barshasketh have been a study in patience and persistence. Barshasketh was formed in 2007 as a solo project by Krigeist with the intention of creating pure black metal, intentionally free of genre cross-pollination: essentially, second-wave black metal re-imagined and reinterpreted through extensive use of layering and counterpoint. After two demos and the debut album Defying the Bonds of Cosmic Thraldom, Krigeist relocated to Scotland, where a full lineup was established. 2013 saw the release of the second album Sitra Achra and two split EPs in quick succession. The band then went on to record a third full-length, Ophidian Henosis, at the infamous Necromorbus Studio in Stockholm. Released during July 2015 by W.T.C. Productions, Ophidian Henosis represented a significant milestone in the history of the band and elevated Barshasketh to a new level of prominence as a respected contemporary black metal act. Following the release of Ophidian Henosis, MK was added to the line-up on drums, and his unique style was first showcased on the well-received Sein/Zeit conceptual split with Outre.
Now, a decade on from its beginnings, Barshasketh unleashes a new self-titled album, which is conceptually centered on Be’er Shachat, from which the band's name derives. This term roughly translates as "Pit of Corruption," a multifaceted esoteric idea concerning the self existing in a cyclical process that goes through phases of destruction, purification, and ultimate adversarial rebirth. Indeed, that conceptual arc poignantly and perfectly illustrates Barshasketh's evolution over the years, and finds its apotheosis within the winding corridors of Barshasketh. During its uniquely vast-yet-compact 54-minute runtime, the quartet are truly firing on all cylinders, exploring new territory with ambitious compositions and showcasing a certain percussive savagery previously unheard on previous recordings, all within the remit of pure, undiluted second-wave black metal. Much like its full-length predecessor, Barshasketh breathes the essence of the ancients whilst exuding a respectably modern aspect; this melding of mysticism and might evokes 1999 as surely as it does 2019. And also like the preceding Ophidian Henosis, Barshasketh's self-titled album was once again recorded at the esteemed Necromorbus Studio with Tore Stjerna, and its production suitably highlights the band's acute balance of aggression and atmosphere.
Not for nothing is Barshasketh's fourth album self-titled: truly, this is the purest distillation of the band's essence to date. A black sun rises at the dawn of 2019, and it bears the name Barshasketh!
Witness the first dark rays of dawn with the new track "Vacillation" exclusively HERE, courtesy of NoCleanSinging.com.
Mexican death metal cult Ravenous Death premiere the new track "Evil Dementia (The Voices of the Nobodies)" at heavily trafficked web-portal CVLTNation.com. The track hails from the band's striking debut album, Chapters of an Evil Transition, set for international release on January 21st, 2019 via Memento Mori. Hear Ravenous Death's "Evil Dementia (The Voices of the Nobodies)" in its entirety exclusively HERE.
Hailing from the vast death metal hotbed of Mexico, Ravenous Death feature current members of such other bands as Remains, Demonic Manifestation, and Death's Forsaken. The band's embryo was brought forth in 2016 during the recording of Remains' third album in Mexico City, when vocalist/guitar player Miguel Angel and drummer Esteban Salcedo toyed with the idea of creating a death metal band influenced by Vomitory, Torture Division, and the likes. Later on, both musicians shared their vision with lead guitarist Enrique Fray, and the three of them agreed to push the idea forward and carry it out as a side-project due to the commitments they all had with their main bands. Soon after, Enrique and Miguel Angel began writing songs for the newborn abomination, and the three members decided to name the band after a Vomitory song titled "The Ravenous Dead."
Fast forward to October 2016: the recording of Ravenous Death's debut demo/EP, Ominous Deathcult, is finalized (although not released as a Bandcamp download until March 2017), including five songs chock full of rotting maliciousness that show great poise in combining blasting brutality, crushing heaviness, sombre ambience, and fierce intensity, with the lyrical themes revolving about death, occultism, blasphemy, and other classic topics of the olden Metal of Death. On May 13th, 2017, the band make their first live performance in the city of Guadalajara. For this occasion two new members were recruited - namely, bass player Alejandro Mendez and guitarist Diego Gomez - leaving Miguel Angel on vocal duties alone. After the excellent crowd response, both Alejandro and Diego join the band as official members.
Emboldened by this patient momentum, at last arrives Ravenous Death's full-length debut, aptly titled Chapters of an Evil Transition. Indeed displaying the band's transition into an evil death metal juggernaut, the album absolutely bleeds the molten-yet-mildewed essence of '90s Metal of Death. Fucking fashion and trends and especially fickle tastes, Chapters of an Evil Transition is a gutsfucking time-warp to the days when death metal was supposedly "dead," lost in favour of black metal or power metal or (worse) ill-fated sell-out fantasies. In this landscape did many a raw 'n' righteous mini-classic get birthed, and suitably do Ravenous Death continue the proud legacy of Vomitory and Mexican forebears Shub Niggurath, but also especially Sadistic Intent, Seance, old Grave, '90s Immolation, '90s Vader, and Finland's Demigod. No more but definitely no less, this is DEATH METAL by and for death metal MANIACS: no bullshit, and no sell-out!
Completed by stark artwork courtesy of Mörtuus and mastering by the esteemed Javier Felez at Moontower Studios, allow Ravenous Death to read you Chapters of an Evil Transition! Continue reading with the new track "Evil Dementia (The Voices of the Nobodies)" exclusively HERE, courtesy of CVLTNation.com. Begin reading with the previously revealed "Harvesting Hate" HERE at Memento Mori's official YouTube channel.
Last week, the UK-based blackened death metal group Hecate Enrthroned announced that “Embrace Of The Godless Aeon,” their first album in five years (and their debut for new label partner M-Theory Audio), will be released on January 25, 2019. Now, the group has unveiled the first proper taste of the new record – “Temples That Breathe,” which can now be heard on all streaming platforms. A video for the song, which premiered yesterday via Decibel Magazine, can be seen at this location: https://youtu.be/7wotTFLhXDk
Says bassist Dylan Hughes:-
“The track is a critique of the Catholic Church for centuries of abuse. It paints the church as a kind of virulent entity that spreads pain and horror, almost as if the church itself is alive – hence, temples that breathe. The stark, menacing stills and imagery within the video create this unnerving miasma, an uneasy feeling like cold, stale secular breath on the back of your neck. The song features epic and sweeping orchestrations, heavy aggressive riffing, breakneck speeds and harmonies with a brutal vocal delivery – all the elements you’d expect from Hecate Enthroned, which are contained in abundance on this album, making this track the perfect first release to give you a flavour of what's to come.”
“Embrace Of The Godless Aeon” – which features cover artwork by Nestor Avalos (Bloodbath, Rotting Christ, The Black Dahlia Murder), as seen above – can be pre-ordered now on CD and red splatter vinyl at www.m-theoryaudio.com/store A limited-edition deluxe box set that includes exclusive purple vinyl and cassette editions of the album, a signed photo card and other collectibles is also available. Digital pre-orders on Bandcamp and other platforms include “Temples That Breathe” as an instant download.
One of the UK underground's longest-running and most respected acts, Hecate Enrthroned has been praised by the likes of Terrorizer for their “mixture of death metal aggression with black metal atmosphere.” “Embrace Of The Godless Aeon” – their first recording with vocalist Joe Stamps, who joined the band in 2015 – sees the group continue to deftly mix black with death, modern with classic and extreme with symphonic. The album, which features guest vocals on three songs by Sarah Jezebel Deva (Cradle of Filth, Therion, Mortiis), was co-produced by Dan Abela (Voices, The Antichrist Imperium).
Originally co-founded in Wales by guitarist Nigel Dennen in the mid-1990s, Hecate Enrthroned is dedicated to delivering their own brand of evil metal with little regard to politics or the trends of popular demand. The group's 1997 full-length debut, the Andy Sneap-produced “The Slaughter Of Innocence, A Requiem For The Mighty” (Blackend Records), was a seminal release in the then-burgeoning orchestral black metal movement. Since then, several albums and EPs and numerous live performances have firmly established the band as one of extreme metal's most important voices, a sentiment that “Embrace Of The Godless Aeon” firmly reinforces.
Hecate Enrthroned 's next live performance will take place on December 14 in Roeselare, Belgium. The group plans to tour extensively throughout 2019.
Indonesian metallic hardcore band Cloudburst have released their stunning new track "Crimson Mask" via Svbterranean. The song is taken from their upcoming self-titled album which will be released in January via Samstrong Records.
Listen to the song here: https://svbterranean.net/2018/12/06/svb-exclusive-cloudburst-debut-chaotic-new-single-crimson-mask/#more-33980
Cloudburst is a metallic hardcore band from Yogyakarta, Indonesia. Formed in 2011, they released both a demo and a split album (with home-town friends Warmouth) in 2014. Their first full length, 2016's Crying of Broken Beauty, was critically acclaimed by the Indonesian metal/hardcore press and included in The Metal Rebel's 20 Best Indonesian Metal Albums 2016. The band toured Indonesia in support of this album, also making stops in Malaysia and Singapore.
Now Cloudburst is back with self-titled album, coming out January 4 2019. The nine tracks embody a metallic hardcore aesthetic, full of discord and brutality yet still melodic and charming. The chaotic influences of bands like Converge and Botch mix seamlessly with shredding guitar solos from Slayer, Keith Moon-ish pounding drums, and maniac vocals reminiscent of Pig Destroyer and Cattle Decapitation.
Canadian black metal cult Goathammer premiere the new track "Right of Conquest" at Decibel magazine's website. The track hails from the band's highly anticipated debut album, Ceremony of Morbid Destruction, set for international release on December 7th via Hells Headbangers. Hear Goathammer's "Right of Conquest" in its entirety exclusively HERE.
Formed in 2013 and promptly getting to work on a split tape and two successive demos, Goathammer have been a study of staunch underground ethics from the very beginning. Theirs is a sound that's steeped in decades of arcane black/death wisdom, canvassing an array of eras and international flavours whilst being finesse into foul, filthy form by true fanatics. As such, Ceremony of Morbid Destruction is the grand, garish culmination of Goathammer's noble work thus far. Here, the quartet prove they're more than just an identikit "goat"/bestial band; there's a sulphurous aura and true dungeon-bound darkness that bespeak the ancient ways of the 1990s, but completely unselfconsciously so.
Sure, the swarming violence of Blasphemy is certainly detectable, but more so is the hammering disgust of legendary labelmates Profanatica; likewise, the crude magic of classic Ungod coexists alongside the frantic misery of old Mütiilation. Which is all to say that, despite the signposts being clear, Goathammer possess the unique elan to conjure a sensation that evokes both nostalgia and newness, and above all, put forth an identity that's theirs alone and offering boundless exploration of those depths for the future.
The more things change, the more they stay the same, so engage in a true Ceremony of Morbid Destruction with Goathhammer! Continue engaging with the new track "Right of Conquest" exclusively HERE, courtesy of Decibel, North America's only monthly metal. Begin engaging with the previously revealed "Invoking the Sadistic Spirits" HERE at Hells Headbangers' Bandcamp, where the album can be pre-ordered.
Australian doom lords Lucifer's Fall reveal the new track "Unknown Unnamed" at stoner/doom authority DoomedAndStoned.com. The track hails from a special collection from fittingly titled Tales From The Crypt, set for international release on December 17th Sun & Moon Records. Collecting a lucky 13 rare tracks for more than an hour's worth of music, this is both a perfect introduction to and essential piece of Lucifer's Fall. Hear Lucifer's Fall's "Unknown Unnamed" in its entirety exclusively HERE.
Indeed, since 2013, Lucifer's Fall have been kicking up a storm in the underground with their raucous 'n' rowdy form of traditional, rocking DOOM. Staunchly DIY, they self-released their self-titled debut album in 2014, which was picked up by Hammerheart for physical release less than a year later. Since then, the band kept recording and self-releasing demos and EPs, with their second album, II: Cursed & Damned, arriving in 2016 and then followed by yet more self-released demos and EPs. A restless bunch Lucifer's Fall are, but surely that's to be expected when your doom's this rabble-rousing?
For those who've ever been curious about what Lucifer's Fall have been doing all this time, then Tales From The Crypt is the perfect place to feel the band's brand of black magick. Encompassing both rough 'n' raw rockers and spooky rehearsal tracks, plus some surprise covers along the way, Tales From The Crypt is a crypt-kicking good time! Every face and facet of Lucifer's Fall is accounted for here; resisting their addicting charm is nigh impossible. You'll be "Trapped in Satan's Chains" before you know it, fighting off the "Dirty Shits" right and left. And if that doesn't sound fun? Then "Fuck You - We're Lucifer's Fall!"
Step into The Crypt with the newly revealed track "Unknown Unnamed" exclusively HERE, courtesy of DoomedAndStoned.com. Also hear the aforementioned "Dirty Shits" HERE at Sun & Moon's Soundcloud.
Hailing from Bangalore, India, blackened death thrash quintet Ampyrean are all set to unchain their debut EP "Fireborn" on December 01, 2018 via Cyclopean Eye Productions — the label through which Genocide Shrines, Serpents Athirst, Konflict, Jyotiṣavedāṅga, etc. initiated their initial voyage and rose to prominence in the underground metal scene.
The fifth and final track, Undying Scourge, is premiered at Decibel Magazine. “The longest track on the album,” vocalist B.R. notes, “This was also the only one where we didn’t confine ourselves to a structure. We just went where the riffs took us, and we kept it interesting with mid-paced passages intertwined with very fast riffs.”
Hear Undying Scourge AT THIS LOCATION
Clawing their way through the Indian underground, Aempyrean blasts forth with a whirlwind of fire and brimstone. The horde was conceptualized in early 2015 by BR (ex-Witchgoat, ex-Culminant) and Ajay N (Dhwesha). Sailesh K and Clint SS joined soon after and Avi S completed the line-up in June 2015. Influenced by '80s and early '90s Thrash and Death Metal processed through early Black metal sensibilities, Aempyrean intend to deliver nothing short of loud, savage and profane metal. They have already earned a strong following in the local underground after playing a few shows in India.
Aempyrean are now about to reveal their debut EP 'Fireborn' world-wide on CD via Cyclopean Eye Productions. Clocking in at nearly 23 and a half minutes, their EP 'Fireborn' rages with an unholy intensity that is sure to please die-hard fans of classic Morbid Angel, Morbid Scream, Absu, Destroyer 666, Possessed and even Morbid Visions-era Sepultura. Four original creations (including an interlude) and a tribute to Morbid Angel’s legendary track “Chapel of Ghouls” forebode the ominous arrival of Aempyrean in the subterranean domain of extreme metal.
Aempyrean are not here to fuck around, they are here to rip you with all the force of a chainsaw tearing through bone.
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