Italian Black / Death cult Demonomancy premiere the new track "The Day of the Lord" at heavily trafficked web-portal NoCleanSinging.com. The track hails from the band's highly anticipated second album, Poisoned Atonement, set for international release on February 23rd via Invictus Productions. Hear Demonomancy's "The Day of the Lord" in its entirety exclusively HERE.
For a decade now, Demonomancy have been steadfast pillars of the bestial metal idiom, perfecting it over the course of two EPs and 2013's definitive debut album, Throne of Demonic Proselytism. However, whilst working with the same strident fundaments - ancient South American black/death, the rigorous Blasphemy / Beherit axiom, early proponents of metal primitivism like Profanatica and VON - hereby with Poisoned Atonement do the power-trio leave behind all pretenders and stake out a new, defiant claim of sulphurous metal magic.
Portended by the ominous new track on the 2016 split with Finnish comrades Witchcraft, Poisoned Atonement portrays a Demonomancy no longer bounded by subgenre dictates. Here, they explore all the craggiest corners of their songwriting acumen, finessing forth an endlessly burly yet richly dynamic soundfield that verily approximates the most mysterious echoes of the grand abyss. Smothering, mind-melting violence collides head on with vortextural ritualism, wild-child heavy metal abandon with austere, locked-in grind: Demonomancy not so much leave no stone unturned as they do simply CRUSH it into feeble dust under their massive, ever-masterful boots. To begin understanding the multi-layered miasma of Poisoned Atonement is to gaze deeply into its cover art...
As such, Demonomancy is the sublimation of primitive human impulses morphed into aural spears that suffocate consciousness in a perennial leprous embrace. Corrosive verses burn superficial organic tissues, revealing the pulsating flesh exposed in its primordial obscenity. In this atoning pilgrimage, the unbearable guilt gives birth to inner demons that lacerate the mendacious drape covering our hidden and irrational world. "We praise the morbid and forbidden Bestiality to be rejoined with our primeval dimension," state the band. "We praise the diseased and morbid Spirit bounded by the mortal coil’s festering chains. The body is merely a monumental epitaph. Metal of Death – Methodical Chaos."
Bow in fealty and begin your Poisoned Atonement with Demonomancy... Obeisance continues with "The Day of the Lord" HERE, courtesy of NoCleanSinging.com. Obeisance begins with the previously revealed "Fiery Herald Unbound (The Victorious Predator)" HERE at Invictus' Bandcamp, where the album can also be pre-ordered. That aforementioned cover as well as track-listing are as follows:
Ukrainian Death metal pioneers Mutanter premiere new single, entitled "Aborted Life"; released by German Kernkraftritter Records.
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Death metal classicists Rotheads premiere the new track "Sewer Fiends" at Decibel magazine's website. The track hails from the band's highly anticipated debut album of the same name, Sewer Fiends, set for international release on January 22nd, 2018 via Memento Mori. Hear Rotheads' "Sewer Fiends" in its entirety exclusively HERE.
Hailing from Romania, the putrid ensemble of Rotheads was formed in Bucharest back in 2014 as an old-school death metal side-project to the experimental doom / noise / stoner-improv band Keeng Ra'at; both bands contained the same three members. By 2015, five songs were written, and recordings began in December of that year. Ultimately, six songs (plus intro and outro) came out in April 2016 as the Unfazed by Death demo, which turned out to be a remarkable, sick trip into the bowels of murky and foul-smelling death metal. In the meantime, another guitarist joined the band, and the original bassist left and rejoined later on. The original drummer and vocalist also left the band in August, and another drummer has since joined, while the vocals are now handled by the original guitarist. Rotheads have played only a few times live, the most memorable being two gigs around Romania with the legendary Sadistic Intent.
"Aptly fucking titled" is an understatement when it comes to Sewer Fiends. Here, Rotheads take their aggregate influences - particularly from the classic early '90s Finnish scene (Abhorrence, early Sentenced, Demigod, Depravity), as well as other timeless crypt dwellers such as Autopsy, Incantation, Carnage, Accidental Suicide, Grave, and Asphyx - and proceed to create a mesmerizing murky 'n' moody work with their debut album. The sewage is piled high and plentifully, as foul 'n' fetid riffs flow fast and freely, but always with a clearly discernible direction; after all, Rotheads are firmly grounded in the timeless songwriting style of old-school death metal, where feeling and texture are paramount over technique and other flashy nonsense. And those riffs continue to roll ever forward, malevolently and majestically, just like a (filth-strewn) tank. And yet, amidst all this crunch and carnage lay a layering of eerie melody atop, evoking fresh crypts opening slowly or the tension of wandering further into tomb-like sewers. Indeed, Rotheads are as aptly named as their album is titled, and we dare you to emerge from their moldy embrace completely clean - there's just no way to wash off this horror!
As an appetizer, just stare deeply into Cesar Valladares' cryptic cover art. And, with mixing and mastering courtesy of Javier Felez at Moontower Studios, it's all but guaranteed that Rotheads' Sewer Fiends will be one of the best (if not THE BEST) death metal debuts of the year! Hear for yourself exclusively HERE, courtesy of Decibel, North America's only monthly metal magazine. Also hear the previously revealed track "Rats in the Walls" HERE at Memento Mori's official YouTube channel.
Swedish doom band Throneless have teamed up with Decibel Magazine to stream their new track "Born In Vain". The track is taken from the band's upcoming album Cycles, which will be released via Black Bow Records in March 2018.
Listen to "Born In Vain" here: https://www.decibelmagazine.com/2017/12/07/track-premiere-throneless-born-vain/
Pre-order the vinyl edition here: http://blackbowrecords.bigcartel.com/product/throneless-cycles-12
Death metal classicists Ectoplasma premiere the new track "Primeval Haunting" at Decibel magazine's website. The track hails from the band's highly anticipated second album, Cavern of Foul Unbeings, set for international release on January 22nd, 2018 via Memento Mori. Hear Ectoplasma's "Primeval Haunting" in its entirety exclusively HERE.
Hailing from Greece, the band was initiated by Giannis Grim (Carnal Dread, Humanity Zero, Death Trap, Vultur) and George Wolf (Forced In, Dismal Chant, Vultur) when Carnal Dread and Forced In shared the bill at a local show back in the grip of winter of 2012. Both musicians being real zealots of what death metal was known for back in the late 80's and the early 90's - in other words, no tech wankery and no crystal-clear production - they rapidly entered the studio just to start jamming, and ultimately gave birth to Ectoplasma.
Shortly after, the Everlasting Deathreign demo was discharged upon mankind, granting the band some following among diehard fans of unpolished death metal. On subsequent releases (the Spitting Coffins debut album and the split tape with Hatevomit), the band kept on perfecting their craft and obtaining more adherents of their underground creed, reaching a more mature sound by the time the Skeletal Lifeforms EP was released in late 2016 (tape format) / early 2017 (CD format), in which Ectoplasma shamelessly manifested their devotion to muddy, organic, disgusting, bone-breaking, and rotten-to-the-core death metal influenced by the early offerings of bands such as Autopsy, Baphomet, Asphyx, Morta Skuld, Grave, Demigod, Gutted, Death, and Judecca, only with their own personal twist.
With the recent addition of Dion K. Alastor (Vultur) on guitars and Giannis Botsis (Embrace of Thorns, Thou Art Lord) on drums, Ectoplasma are ready to continue their foul crusade against inane, overproduced "death metal" and take it to the next level of grime and decrepitude. And indeed, they accomplish that - and much more - with their absolutely gutsfucking second album, Cavern of Foul Unbeings. So accurately titled, it's almost ridiculous, Cavern of Foul Unbeings is a sickening plunge into ancient death metal's darkest and most disgusting depths. Here, Ectoplasma take all the mangled 'n' mangling elements of their most recent work and simply perfect them in a most punishing 'n' pustulent way. If one were to close his eyes, Cavern of Foul Unbeings could easily be mistaken for a stalwart album release in that grand year of 1992 - but open your eyes and the nightmare continues, decades later and disregarding all shameful and softening trends under the banner of death ever since. But, beyond the band's slavish devotion to the almighty Metal of Death, what really puts Cavern of Foul Unbeings over is the strength of its songwriting; each song is as solid and seamless as the one prior, and each one offers its own personality and surprises. That they conclude the album with a cover of the legendary Unleashed's "The Immortals" speaks to Ectoplasma's grounding and undying belief in actual SONGwriting.
Featuring era-accurate cover artwork courtesy of Raul Fuentes and clear 'n' crushing mastering by The Crypt's Ted Tringo, Cavern of Foul Unbeings proves that the past is truly alive - and deader than ever! Hear for yourself exclusively HERE, courtesy of Decibel, North America's only monthly metal magazine. Also hear the previously revealed track "Amorphous Atrocity (intro) / Entranced in Blood" HERE at Memento Mori's official YouTube channel.
Black / Death alchemists Vhorthax premiere the new track "Thy Foul Graal" at heavily trafficked web-portal CVLTNation.com. The track hails from the band's striking debut EP, Nether Darkness, set for international release on January 5th, 2018 via Iron Bonehead Productions. Hear Vhorthax's "Thy Foul Graal" in its entirety exclusively HERE.
Hailing from Russia, Vhorthax was formed by members of the band Abyssfire - Morkh (voices & psalms - also Sickrites and Serpentrance), Nicholas-N.A.-I.I. (drums), and M.P. (guitars & bass) - in 2016 during a night of black candle mass meditations in their rehearsal bunker. There's no other goal but the channeling of primitive and cavernous chants of the Devil in the rough form of morbid Black / Death echoing with the sounds of the altars of worship. After several gigs, Vhorthax locked themselves in the bunker and crafted the four foul songs branded as Nether Darkness.
Now bookended by a suitably haunting intro and outro, Nether Darkness indeed evokes its title: a plunge into the deepest, darkest recesses of the eternal abyss. Muscular yet atmospheric and travelling across all sorts of diabolical terrain, Vhorthax craft a sound that's both patient and potent, simmering with sinister energies before winding up and into a fiery fury. Moments of ritualism become full conflagrations, and the slipstreaming momentum becomes too much to bare. Truly, this is Nether Darkness, and Vhorthax are leading the way downward with torch in hand.
The next torch has been lit exclusively HERE, courtesy of CVLTNation.com. The first torch has been lit HERE at Iron Bonehead's Soundcloud, with the previously revealed track "Stabat Mater".
Dutch Pagan Metallers Heidevolk drop first track & music video from upcoming album “Vuur van Verzet"
After having released details of their forthcoming Heidevolk album including the title, artwork, track listing and release date, it’s time to get a first listen to the new record!
The first track of the record as well as first single to be released is “Ontwaakt” (awaken), the band gives a deeper insight of the track and story behind:
"Awaken, the Roman Empire is falling! The internal battle for power tears the Empire apart. Legions turn against each other, emperors bleed and Rome burns. It is time for the tribes of the Northern lands to unite and rise against the tyrant. To take back what is theirs and drive the invaders back to Rome. Every battle that is fought by my people resounds in Rome. With sword and shield the Empire will be banished and the voice of my people will be heard!"
Furthermore songwriter Rowan Roodbaert comments:
“Ladies and gentlemen, brothers and sisters, we proudly present the first single of our new album. This is “Ontwaakt” (“Awaken”), the opening track of “Vuur Van Verzet”. An in-your-face metal song that tells the ageless story of revolt and resistance set against the backdrop of the historic collapse of the Roman empire. Heavy guitars, thundering drums and Heidevolks’ trademark dual vocal harmonies will catapult you back in time. Imagine a battlefield where Romans are being pushed back by Germanic warriors. Well, this is the soundtrack. Now awaken, the Pagan Metal Brotherhood is on the rise!!!”
See it for yourself HERE!
"Vuur van Verzet" is set to be released on January 12th 2018 – what a perfect start in the New Year! In case you missed the latest news on track listing and available formats, take a look below and get your exclusive pre-order!
“Vuur van Verzet" will be available in the following formats:
“Vuur van Verzet" is scheduled for a worldwide January 12th 2018 release. Pre-Orders are now up and ready. Get your hands on your exclusive pre-order HERE!
Portugal's Annihilation have teamed up with New Noise Magazine to stream "Nagas", a new track from their forthcoming album The Undivided Wholeness Of All Things.
The band commented:- "The song Nagas speaks about a reptilian entity from the lower 4th dimension. This parasitic entity feeds on the Human negative energy and thoughts, and has been manipulating the world for centuries, they are responsible for the wars, famine and all the negative stuff that happens around the world."
Listen to "Nagas" here: http://newnoisemagazine.com/stream-annihilation-nagas/
The Undivided Wholeness Of All Things will be released on November 28th 2017.
Out on 22 December 2017 via Arachnophobia Records. Pre-orders are available now.
Polish folk-influenced black/prog metal act Jarun unveil a new track from their third album, “Sporysz".
The track "Malowany Ogień" (translates to "Painted Fire") is streaming exclusively via No Clean Singing and Musick Magazine.
Stream the new track -
No Clean Singing: http://www.nocleansinging.com/2017/11/23/an-ncs-premiere-jarun-malowany-ogien/
Musick Magazine: http://www.musickmagazine.pl/archiwa/6519#more-6519
The band comments that "Sporysz" is a story about death and madness, humans and nature, and the transformation of seasons. It's a kaleidoscope of thoughts and words, and memories based on deep and serious life experiences.
Musically, it's a journey from black metal through traditional acoustic sounds, and reaching out to alternative and prog rock. On the one hand the material is experimental and unconventional, while on the other, it is full of melancholy with Jarun’s “folk” atmosphere which they have been creating for the past decade.
“Sporysz” is the next step in the band's evolution with a new direction and sound, while at the same time keeping the atmosphere of their previous work.
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Death metal alchemists Obscure Burial premiere the new track "Necrophagous Ritual" at Decibel magazine's website. The track hails from the band's highly anticipated debut album, fittingly self-titled, set for international release on December 15th via Invictus Productions. Hear Obscure Burial's "Necrophagous Ritual" in its entirety exclusively HERE.
Hailing from Finland, Obscure Burial are Death Metal incarnate. No memory, no past nor future, but the fertile blackness of One and Only, the Lawless King, son of the stillborn moment: Obscure Burial emerged from the lifeless womb in the year 2012. Not long after, their debut demo, God’s Abomination, is released by Invictus and the cult begins. Two years later came Epiphany, the band's second demo, again released by Invictus. Here, their ruthlessly eldritch death metal receives a more advance and dynamic approach, and the fever surrounding the name begins to build ever further. Now, after a minor line-up change, the time is at hand for the band's debut album: Obscure Burial.
Truly a magnum opus of all that's come before within their enviable arsenal, Obscure Burial don't so much alter their steadfast formula as simply perfect it. For true believers with ears and hearts wide open shall bear witness, upon one mere spin of Obscure Burial, that the ancient black/death magic is filthier than ever and effervescently captured in truly terrorizing 3D, raw and reckless and yet deadly fucking clear. The well of influence - the fuck-off-forever sounds of Necrovore, Profanatica, Sadistic Intent, and early Possessed - is still being supped from, but here, Obscure Burial put their own personal spin on it, piling on miles of malevolence and obscurity atop. These eight songs each explode into being, and from each spring endless detonations that reverberate hideously into the abyss. In its compact and coruscating 37 minutes, Obscure Burial accomplishes every inch of its title and moniker: this is an obscure burial, from which no listener can claw his way to the surface.
Timeless and taunting, Obscure Burial have delivered their first grand work. For all ends, for we are in Death - we stand eternal. Face the beginning of the end exclusively HERE, courtesy of Decibel, North America's only monthly metal magazine. The previously revealed track "Imago Mortis" can be heard at Invictus' Bandcamp HERE.
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