Agonia Records is pleased to welcome Italy's Hour Of Penance to its roster. The technical, brutal death metal band has signed a record deal with the Polish-based label in November of 2018, after parting ways with Prosthetic Records, via whom the band released three of their last albums, including 2017's "Cast The First Stone". Currently Hour Of Penance is on the final lap of writing songs for the album's as yet untitled successor, set for a 2019 release.
Hour Of Penance commented:-
"We’re really excited to announce that Hour of Penance signed a new deal with Agonia Records. The first fruit of our cooperation, a new album, is coming in 2019. It’s great to be part of a label that has always been focused on quality extreme metal and it’s the right place to spread our music and brutalize the ears of extreme metal fans all over the world with the new songs we’ve composed. We’re working very hard to bring you our finest and best sounding album so far and we cannot wait to start recording. More details will be revealed in the upcoming months, so keep your eyes open".
Hour Of Penance has steadily been making a name for themselves as one of the most intense, talented and impressive death metal bands around, both in the studio and on stage. Pouring heart into death metal and releasing emotions into what they do, they can easily be described as a beast of a performer; they even have a philosophy around it. "Death metal is more than just music", states the band. "It transcends such a limited mortal state of mind. Death metal is the aural expression of humanity’s darkest side, of devastation, sorrow and the harbinger of mankind’s own inhumanity and ultimately its destruction. Death metal is not a trend, a fashion parade or a mean to an end. It is much more than that.
It is a way of life. A life in death". What might sound as a litany, is actually related to one of the Holy Capitals, Vatican City, near which Hour Of Penance was brought to life in 1999. Since its formation, the band released seven studio albums, and performed shows in Europe and North America, with the likes of Behemoth, Cannibal Corpse, The Black Dahlia Murder, Devildriver, Misery Index, Nile and Krisiun. They also went through several line-up changes, that would surely have discouraged less dedicated bands. The present line-up consists of guitarist and longest serving member Giulio Moschini, singer and guitarist Paolo Pieri, bassist Marco Mastrobuono and drummer Davide Billia (Beheaded).
Italian technical death metal veterans are back with a vengeance and premiere today their new video and single «The Last Call».
The video is now playing in our official media partners for this premiere:
Deaf Forever (DE)
Subterraneo Webzine (SP)
Zware Metalen (NL)
Demon Reports (SB)
«The Last Call» deals with the limits overcome by human race on Earth. Humans are the only beings menacing their own habitat and triggering an evident self-destruction process. The unwise use of nuclear plants is just one of the proofs. The Chernobyl and Fukushima disasters are and will ever be out of control. Humanity is at a point of no return. Planet Earth is making the «Last Call».
"The Last Call" is taken from the coming album «1991.Bloodstained» by Italian death metal masters Gory Blister. Full album to be released worldwide on Mighty Music September 28th.
Gory Blister are an old-school death metal band originally inspired by Death and the Kreator / Pestilence tradition. It’s no coincidence they made their debut in 1991.
After their official debut Art Bleeds, the album that got the best attention from the audience was Skymorphosis, providing the band the chance to go on a big European tour, alongside Steve Di Giorgio's Sadus, and Darkane.
In the two albums released in the following years, Graveyard Of Angels and Earth-Sick, the latter is worth mentioning, featuring Karl Sanders from Nile, as a special guest on vocals in 2 songs.
Eventually, The Fifth Fury could have been the band's ultimate album, but the diehard passion for music, and the challenge to push it forward, has motivated the band to write new material, laying the foundations for the new album entitled "1991.Bloodstained". Out through Mighty Music on September 28th.
During the writing process and demoing period of this new effort, the band had the privilege to receive the artistic and impartial consulting from the Godfather of Metal, Jon Zazula (the man who discovered Metallica), with whom the guitarist Raff Sangiorgio got in touch during the promotion of his solo album “Rebirth”.
Listening to the demos, Jon Zazula made his criticism on the work in progress, which was seriously taken into consideration by the band, in order to get the best songwriting ever on this new album.
"1991.Bloodstained" now exists. It’s an album with a self-congratulatory title, because it recalls the birth date of Gory Blister, even if the lyrics, as in the past, deal with a poetic and visionary perceiving of tragedies and disasters caused by the human race on Earth.
Agony Face play schizophrenic and surreal death metal with “golden ratio” structures and harmonization’s based on pitagoric rules, hypnotic melted scales and modern technical-progressive elements. The choice to use non-conventional death metal sounds and plenty influences from other music genres make the work an interesting eclectic evolution of technical death, destroying the origins and then renaming it Surrealistic Death Metal.
The group started to come together back in 2006 and they crystallized in 2007 with the arrival of drum master Alessandro Bassi and the recording of their first demo Surrealistic. In 2011, they released their first album, CXVIII Monolithic Squeakings, recorded in the prestigious 16th Cellar studios of Rome by Stefano Morabito. It was the beginning of a concept destined to never end, which describes an eventful voyage towards the mutation of opposites. Italian progressive from the 70’s, fusion, technical death metal, psychedelic and acoustic melodies were some of the main features of new compositions recorded during the summer of 2012 which culminated in the 2013 release, CLX Stormy Quibblings.
And now the band are ready to continue the story once again, breaking down barriers from their own electric impulses. CXVI Evolving Discharges will be released via Sliptrick Records worldwide to an unsuspecting audience …and the concept lives on!
CXVI Evolving Discharges | Released TBA, 2018 on Sliptrick Records
Agony Face are:
Davide Guarinoni – Vocals
Riccardo RIcotti – Guitars
Alessandro Uberti – Guitars
Mirko Montrasio – Bass
Alessandro Bassi – Drums
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Beyond Creation have released a new video for the track "Theatrical Delirium" taken from the band's latest album 'Earthborn Evolution'. The clip can be viewed via Metal Injection here. the video for "Theatrical Delirium" will be the last offering from this album, as the band have already finished their complete new upcoming full length which will be released via Season of Mist later this year.
Link - https://youtu.be/aBNb3HR-ihA
Produced/Edited by Ismael Mossadeq Footage by Ismael Mossadeq & Xavier Bossé
Exactly 3 months after the release of their highly-acclaimed debut album, "Neural Correlates of Hate", Romanian Progressive Technical Death Metal formation Spectral offer all 9 album tracks for free streaming as a thank you to all who have supported them so far:
Neural Correlates of Hate is now available for orders here:
– jewel-case CD: http://shop.loudragemusic.com/spectral-neural-correlates-of-hate
– digital: http://www.spectralmetal.ro/#/merch
Boston-based blackened technical melodic death metal prodigies Unflesh recently announced their debut record, Savior. Set for release on Friday, May 25th. Savior will strongly appeal to fans of Arsis, Dissection, Necrophagist, Naglfar, Emperor, Fleshgod Apocalypse, Obscura, Dimmu Borgir, Alterbeast, and Revocation.
Prior to the upcoming release of Savior, Unflesh put out Transcendence To Eternal Obscurity in 2016, a well-received six-song EP that featured session drums from Alkaloid/ex-Obscura genius Hannes Grossman. After it's release, Unflesh took on a full band line-up, began to play live shows, and work towards the release of their newly announced upcoming album, Savior. Today the group partnered with AntiHero Magazine to launch the albums third single, "Final Writhe".
You can check out Unflesh - "Final Writhe" HERE
You can also listen to Unflesh - "The Eradication Commenced" HERE
**You can also check out the first single, "Bestowal Of Decay" HERE
Unflesh - Savior (Out May 25th. Self-Released) Album Promo Download Link
Pre-orders for Unflesh - Savior are now live
Ryan Beevers (Solium Fatalis) – Vocals and Guitars
Chris Dovas (Seven Spires) – Drums
Peter De Reyna (Seven Spires) – Bass
Chris Gardino (Pathogenic, Wolfsmyth) – Guitars
Three years have passed since Acid Death's successful "Hall Of Mirrors" album has been released in September 2015, also the re-releases of "Pieces Of Mankind" and "Random's Manifest" followed in March 2016 and the official release for band's very-first and "lost" album "Balance Of Power" (recorded in 1992) in physical format in March 2017. Now Acid Death is ready to take and to the next step.
The composing along with the pre-production processes of the new, 6th album and 8th official release has finished and we are about to enter Devasoundz Studios in Athens on April 14th to start the recordings. Fotis Benardo (SiXforNinE) will be for one more time the sound engineer. The new album (possibly) titled "Primal Energies" will be finished around late August/2018 (if everything goes to plan), so the release will be around Autumn/2018 by 7hard/7us Media Group GmbH (www.7hard.de & www.sevenus.de).
We will have many updates on the recording/mixing progress over next months... Stay tuned for more!
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All the best!
Costa Rica's Advent Of Bedlam sign to Horror Pain Gore Death Productions; "Human Portal Phenomenon" due out 4th May
Horror Pain Gore Death Productions have signed Costa Rica's Technical Death Metal destroyers Advent Of Bedlam and are set to release their new album entitled Human Portal Phenomenon May 4th on CD and Digital formats. Below is the official description:
"Horror Pain Gore Death Productions welcome Advent Of Bedlam to the roster with the new album 'Human Portal Phenomenon'! Hailing from Costa Rica, Advent Of Bedlam play intense, progressive and melodic Technical Death Metal. 'Human Portal Phenomenon' is a non-stop journey full of vile melodies, sick drumming and corrosive vocals. A furious manifestation of extreme blackened passages, inspired by different human phenomenons such as Nikola Tesla's poem 'Fragments Of Olympian Gossip', as well as Orwellian hymns to concepts like debt, synapses and organ traffic. This album is the much anticipated third stereo swarm from Advent Of Bedlam, and was produced at Cavan Studio in Heredia, Costa Rica by the bands own guitarist Max Gutiérrez. VH1's That Metal Show have proclaimed Advent Of Bedlam as 'Costa Rica's best metal export', and Human Portal Phenomenon is an album that does that title justice. A must have release for fans of Belphegor, Dead Congregation, Hate Eternal, Immolation, Incantation and Morbid Angel.
Pre-order the CD for only $10 with free shipping at www.horrorpaingoredeath.com/store/hpgd168.html
Pre-order the Digital Download for only $6.66 at hpgd.bandcamp.com/album/human-portal-phenomenon
Listen to the track "A Human Farm" at https://youtu.be/S6sWjf3ib-k
HPGD Official Website: horrorpaingoredeath.com
HPGD on BandCamp: hpgd.bandcamp.com
HPGD on Facebook: facebook.com/horrorpaingoredeath
HPGD on Spotify: open.spotify.com/user/horrorpaingoredeath
HPGD on Twitter: twitter.com/#!/hpgd666
HPGD on YouTube: youtube.com/user/horrorpaingoredeath?feature=watch
While many metal bands find inspiration from supernatural sources, myths, and legends, Widow's Peak find influence from true life horror, from the depths of cruelty, terror and pain that man(un)kind so readily descends to.
Widow's Peak is an aural catalogue of carnage, a metallic mausoleum of pain, a sonic symphony of suffering. Their music does not reach for the stars, but rather for the cold void that surrounds them, the darkness that lives in the soul of man. Make no mistake; Widow's Peak’s ferocity is the music of the spears, metal dripping with blood, bile and venom!
Formed in April of 2016, in Calgary AB, Widow's Peak have toured hard, their line-up has gelled, and are now on the cusp of releasing their debut six-track EP “Graceless”.Inspired by Meshuggah, Black Dahlia Murder, Pathology, Beyond Creation, and Cannibal Corpse, Widow's Peak are premiering their second single and video "CBT" via Slam Worldwide at the following link: https://youtu.be/htx_ftqKnow
The band comments:
"CBT (which stands for Cock and Ball Torture) is about as gruesome as it gets, lyrically. It revolves around the fetish some men have for genital mutilation and the people who indulge them in it. The writing process for the song involved intensive research (including graphic videos) about not only the fetish, but the anatomy of the male genitals and various methods of genital mutilation. The lyrics aim to instil the disgust one might experience if they, too, watched someone cut out their own testicles on camera."
“Graceless” is due out April 27, 2018 with pre-order available on the Bandcamp here.
First single "Mother Misery" - https://youtu.be/iQytg3Wy_FM
The band adds:
"We think fans will react to “Graceless” with a combination of shock, disgust, and adrenaline-pumping groove. Each song is very different from one another, and the EP is well rounded enough that fans of any type of extreme metal will find something they like. While the music is technical and the lyrics obscene, there is an underlying groove throughout that ensures the head-banging musicality is never lost.”
April 27 - Calgary, AB - Distortion (CD Release) - info
Widow's Peak is:
Patricio Cereceda-Paulsen - Drums
Chris McCrimmon - Lead Guitar
Matt Yeomans - Vocals
Scott Cressman - Rhythm Guitar, Vocals
Mike Jones - Bass, Vocals
Canadian Television has interviewed Spencer Prewett regarding the band's recent nomination for the JUNO award - the national equivalent of the Grammy award. The Archspire drummer is featured in his home town of Oak Bay in Victoria, BC and the interview includes segments with local residents and mayor Nils Jensen. The feature is now streaming at Archspire's Facebook page at the link below.
Dean Lamb: guitar
Spencer Prewett: drums
Oliver Rae Aleron: vocals
Tobi Morelli: guitar
Jared Smith: bass
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