Italian thrash-core band Engine Driven Cultivators has just signed a new record deal with Italian label Punishment 18 Records in order to release their fourth full-length album. The new effort will be released later this spring. New information will follow soon.
German thrash metallers Dying Gorgeous Lies will release their new album “The Hunter And The Prey” on March 22nd, via Massacre Records. Today the band unveils the first music video "Fatal Craving" from the album, watch it here: https://youtu.be/Lf9TOGm8ANI
The album was mixed & mastered by Charles Greywolf at Studio Greywolf. Thomas Kilian – Soulcatcher Photography is responsible for the album’s artwork and band photo.
German Female fronted thrash metal act Dying Gorgeous Lies‘ powerful stage presence creates a toxic essence generating an ominous seething in front of every stage that puts all metal heads under its spell.
El Salvador's Witchgöat unveil debut album "Egregors of the Black Faith"; streaming in its entirely via Decibel Magazine
Salvadorian black/thrashing maniacs Witchgöat's debut full length Egregors of the Black Faith comes out today via Morbid Skull Records (CD & Cassette) and Hell Productions (CD). This album is the successor of the demo Umbra Regit that came out last year.
M. Miasma (vocals) states:-
“We hope to project our first album, Egregors of the Black Faith, to the world as a tribute of our devotion to thrash/black/death metal and to show that in Central America we also share the visceral spirit of honest and direct metal that makes its way even without having great technical and economic resources, just like the spirit of South America in the ‘80s. On this album, we tried to print our version of the raw metal which we have been fans of for many years. We trust that the followers of this type of music will find it interesting.”
Stream "Egregors of the Black Faith " in its full via Decibel Magazine, AT THIS LOCATION
Witchgöat was conceived in the middle of 2016 by the long serving Salvadorian guitarist P. Scyther with the aim to form a black/thrash metal project that would carry off the effervescence of the old school thrash metal, the brutality and the precariousness of the ‘80s extreme metal, and the dire melodies of the ‘90s blackened death metal. He had shortly begun composing for the nameless project. The drummer E. Driller joined him in the early 2017 and the recording process was started straight away under the moniker of Witchgöat. The line-up of Witchgöat was completed upon the arrival of M. Miasma (vocals) and C. Fog (bassist) in the mid – 2017.
The profane quartet bestowed the demo tape “Umbra Regit” (all 33 copies were sold out immediately after issuing the pre-order) upon earth on July 31, 2018 via Morbid Skull Records. The demo assault is a momentary demonstration of the profound malignancy and the inevitable destruction that the impending debut is to inflame in the beginning of the year 2019.
The debut opus “Egregors of the Black Faith” is out on February 13, 2019 via Morbid Skull Records (El Salvador – CD & Cassette) and Hell Productions (Thailand – CD). Rejecting all type of modern technological enhancements, this opus conjures the filthiness and wickedness of the bona fide old-school extreme metal sound. With a malefic storm of barbaric black/thrashing numbers present in the album, Witchgöat is destined to intensify the spirit of the Central American metal underground.
UK heavy metal act Forged in Black premiere a new video for "Seek No Evil" at Zero Tolerance magazine's website. The track hails from the band's highly anticipated second album, Descent of the Serpent, set for international release on March 5th via Fighter Records. See & hear Forged in Black's "Seek No Evil" video in its entirety exclusively HERE.
Forged in Black’s quest for metallic perfection began in 2013, and the band released their eponymous debut album that same year, swiftly followed by the EP The Tide and a single, "Exodus," which was produced by Romesh Dodangoda, famed for his work with Motörhead, Bring Me The Horizon, and Bullet For My Valentine. At this point in their career, the band struck up a great working relationship with legendary, much-missed producer Chris Tsangarides (Judas Priest, Thin Lizzy, Black Sabbath. etc). Chris and Forged in Black together created two excellent EPs, Fear Reflecting Fear and 2017's Sinner Sanctorum, both of which raised the band’s profile, gathered them great critical acclaim, and set them on the path towards Descent of the Serpent. After Chris’ sad passing at the beginning of 2018, Forged in Black sought once again the help of Romesh Dodangoda, and the producer stepped into the breach, guiding the band through the recording of what is undoubtedly their finest collection of songs to date: Descent of the Serpent.
See & hear for yourself with the new video for "Seek No Evil" HERE, courtesy of Zero Tolerance, the UK's premier extreme metal authority. Also hear the first advance song, "Descent of the Serpent," HERE at Fighter Records' official YouTube channel.
Slovenia’s legendary Noctiferia are busy in the studio recording their new album “Reforma – Tribute to Laibach”! Today the band unveils the second guest on the album, being (Norway's) SHINING sax player Jørgen Munkeby, read below:
"We are extremely thrilled to let you all know that Jørgen Munkeby of Shining is joining David Vincent as part of Reforma (tribute to Laibach) project! Jørgen has recorded sax for song titled "Nova akropola" and it is sick! More to come soon!"
As previously announced, Noctiferia, revealed that all the vocals for the song “Now You Will Pay” are recorded by Vltimas' David Vincent (ex Morbid Angel):
"It was never a secret that we are fond of Laibach, their avant-garde approach to musical and visual art and now we feel it’s the right time for us to pay homage to this artisticly unique and provocative act. Since we are also fans of early Morbid Angel (their collaboration with Laibach in the past is well-known) we invited non other than mr. David Vincent himself to record all the vocals for the song “Now You Will Pay” and the result is simply mind-blowing!"
More info will be revealed soon.
Ljubljana’s underground legends Noctiferia, since the beginning (1997) have been spreading their unique style of the Slovenian Extreme Metal Movement. Few could predict what the band and its members would mean for the whole scene in the years to come. Today, just as it sometimes seems that the artists have drained all genres of originality and that all the new musical styles have already been discovered, here comes Noctiferia, bringing something fresh, a style that is uniquely theirs.
Watch “The Falsifier” Official Video: https://youtu.be/CSJ-dpHvLk8
Edged Circle Productions sets April 12th as the international release date for Inculter's highly anticipated second album, Fatal Visions, on CD, vinyl LP, and cassette tape formats.
Hailing from the west coast of Norway, Inculter first burst onto the scene with the Stygian Deluge 7" EP in 2013: It sold out within two weeks from Edged Circle, and the cassette version was gone within a day. From there, the still-very-young band were voted "Band of the Week" by Darkthrone's tastemaking Fenriz.
Carrying forward that momentum, in early 2015, Inculter released their highly anticipated debut album,
Persisting Devolution, again through Edged Circle. Still not even in their 20s yet, right from the very first second, the power-trio unleashed an iron-fisted attack and refused to relent, punishing the listener with cranky-yet-catchy thrash metal that draws influence from a wide swath of ancient thrash darkness. Whether it's the nascent violence of the early Bay Area sound or the bestial blitz of mid '80s Germany, from the ultra-OTT of Canada's old speed/thrash scene to the weird 'n' unhinged musings of contemporaneous Eastern Europe, Inculter covered nearly every base with the magick 'n' mastery of true veterans.
Not surprisingly, Persisting Devolution reaped worldwide acclaim and led to the band being invited as direct support for such legendary acts as Mayhem and Kvelertak for sold-out events. Inculter continued to master their craft on the live front, prolifically playing before all and sundry, and thus setting the stage for their second full-length strike. Ominously titled Fatal Visions, that album is at last upon us!
Staying true to their sound whilst pushing their own limits, here on Fatal Visions do Inculter exhibit more finesse and flair, more magick and mastery. If Persisting Devolution leaned more on the raw side - understandably so, given the band's youth at the time - then the self-produced Fatal Visions sees the now-quartet getting to the heart of their sound and, with mastering by Enslaved's Herbrand Larsen, leaving a more powerful and timeless document for the ages. That expansion to a four-piece is immediately felt; the attack is tighter and more urgent, the dual-riff interplay dazzling with darkness and ever-twisting memorability. Indeed, these Fatal Visions cut quickly and sharply, their locked-in slash 'n' surge sounding almost criminally accomplished. No more red-eyed and bleeding-raw belligerence here: rather, a spiked landscape of classic heavy metal majesty rendered wild and wondrous. If anything, one could say Inculter are taking cues from cult-institution forebears Aura Noir but accelerating up the evolutionary chain far quicker...or simply that Fatal Visions is THE Now Sound of Inculter.
The future is so far in the past, Inculter have prophesied the present with Fatal Visions. Completed by stunning artwork from R.K. Valbo (Obliteration, Void Eater), this is another bold step toward total dominance.
First track premiere to be revealed shortly. Preorder info can be found HERE. A full video report, edited by Necro Lust Productions, can be seen in its entirety HERE
Bulgarian thrasher metallers Mosh-Pit Justice has revealed the definitive track-list of their new fourth album titled "Fighting The Poison". The new effort, that will be released in 2019 via Punishment 18 Records, was recorded, mixed and mastered by Staffa at Revenge Studio.
01. Bound To Decay
02. Feed Me To The Flames
03. God Wills It
04. The Serpent’s Call
05. State Of Damnation
06. In The Final OF days
07. Prove Your Faith
08. Forging our Fate
Colombian evil metal institution Lucifera premiere the new track "Pacto Pagano" at
Decibel magazine's website. The track hails from the band's highly anticipated fourth album, La Caceria De Brujas, which will see international release on February 25th on CD format via Dunkelheit Produktionen; the vinyl LP version shall follow on March 18th, also via Dunkelheit. A work of blistering, anciently evil might, La Caceria De Brujas is the album which will truly launch Lucifera onto the worldwide stage and become a defining monument of Colombian metal. Hear Lucifera's "Pacto Pagano" in its entirety exclusively HERE.
Lucifera formed in March 2008 as a duo of David HellRazor (guitar & composition) and Alejandra Blasfemia (vocals & bass). At that time, their music focused on much more conventional thrash metal, but over time, both music and lyrics became more obscure and conceptual. And up through the present, that dynamism between the two founding members has been maintained.
Initially, Lucifera started covering Metallica, AC/DC, Motorhead, Plasmatics, Rock Goddess, Atransia, and many others, but after a while, it was decided to write their own songs. In 2009, they were contacted by Portugal's War Productions, which released their first demo tape, Sed de Venganza, which was recorded entirely during a rehearsal. The following year, France's Legion of Death Records released on 7" vinyl the band's second recording, Legiones de Metal. At the end of 2010 and into early 2011, Lucifera would embark upon their first international tour after sharing the stage with numerous bands in several national shows. The tour was titled "Destroying Without Mercy South American Tour 2010/2011," which included more than 30 dates in Ecuador, Peru, and Bolivia, making the whole trek more than two months between these countries of South America and thus being the first and only Colombian metal band to make this possible.
In 2012, after some changes of members in the band, Lucifera collaborated with War Productions again, this time for a split tape with fellow Colombian band Virgin Killer, jointly titled Unidas en Alcohol, Cuero y Metal. In 2013, the band suffers a massive withdrawal of members, with only the two founding members remaining. However, the duo continues to work on new material during 2014, and in March 2015, courtesy of Ecuadorian label Evil Domain Productions,Lucifera releases its first full-length recording, Después de la Muerte. A second international tour followed, called "Profanando la Tumba de los Caidos Tour 2015," which was more ambitious thanks to the contacts the previous one gave them, and thus reached Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Chile, and Argentina
At the beginning of 2016, the founding members decide to re-record the Sed de Venganza demo and Legiones de Metal EP with a professional sound and with new art for this edition. Ecuadorian label Tanatofobia Productions releases the eight tracks - plus new intro, outro, and an instrumental that had never been recorded before - asLucifera's second full-length, Sed de Venganza & Legiones de Metal. At the end of 2016, Lucifera had its third international tour, doing a series of concerts in Central America, including Panama, El Salvador, and Guatemala as well as Colombia. Right after, work was finished on the band's third full-length, Preludio del Mal, which was released by Salvadorian label Morbid Skull Records. This album was crucial for the band, enabling them to reach different countries on all continents of the world, and suitably received excellent reviews all over.
And now, at long last, Lucifera is set to release its defining work: La Caceria De Brujas, courtesy of Germany'sDunkelheit Produktionen. Taking all the band's foundational elements - blitzkrieg surge, fierce 'n' focused songwriting, a deadly commitment to the heavy metal ethos, an evil that's tangible yet devilishly fun - but presenting them in their most powerful and professional state yet, La Caceria De Brujas is an eight-song/39-minute tour de force of the blackest thrash metal and thrashiest black metal, or simply ANCIENT, ETERNAL METAL! The deadly duo of David HellRazor and Alejandra Blasfemia remains, standing tall all this time, and brimming with a commanding confidence that's impossible to deny. No matter which end of the metal spectrum you fall, Lucifera deliver the goods, and then some! A fourth international tour is being planned for this momentous event.
In the meantime, hear the new track "Pacto Pagano" in its entirety exclusively HERE, courtesy of Decibel, North America's only monthly metal magazine. Also hear the previously revealed track "Arde En Llamas" and "Sigillum Diaboli" HERE at Dunkelheit Produktionen's Bandcamp, where the album can also be preordered.
The US Black / Thrash Metallers The Black Moriah will join the roster of German label Folter Records to release their new album. In 2018, the band has supported Uada on their US tour and now it's time for new songs. "Road Agents Of The Blast Furnace“ is set for a release on March 29th, 2019.
All further information can be found here:
THE BLACK MORIAH on Facebook
Folter Records on Facebook
A double single "Toona“ ("Before") and "Katk kutsariks“ ("Plague Coachman") from the new album are out today. The album release concert and Metsatöll’s 20th anniversary party will be held in cooperation with Eesti Kontsert in Rock Cafe on February 23, Tallinn, Estonia. The full album will be available the day after the release concert.
“Stay, companion, and think of the journey which you began when you first opened your eyes. It is you who is the coachman. And the horse you are too, and the burden you are carrying. But if you were ever to forget why the devil are you on this road, the Plague itself will seize the reins. Be you then prepared to suffer the consequences: the ones who sow the wind will have to reap the storm.” /Metsatöll 10232/
Metsatöll will release their 7th studio album "Katk Kutsariks“ on February 23. The album has 12 tracks from which a two-part song „Toona“ and „Katk kutsariks“ is released on radio today.
The album “Plague Coachman” was recorded and produced by Keijo Koppel and Metsatöll, in fall 2018 in Tallinn.
Front cover: Jüri Arrak “People with Bubo”, 2018. Lithography, coloured pencils. Private collection. Designed by Kristjan “Luix” Luiga.
Photography by Erlend Štaub.
Lyrics translated into English by Silver “Factor” Rattasepp.
KuriRaivo - bass, vocals
Tõnis - drums, vocals #
Markus - vocals, guitars
Lauri – vocals, torupill, flutes, kannel, instrument of angst, acoustic guitar
The album release concert will be held on February 23 in Rock Cafe, Tallinn, Estonia
On the stage will be:
Metsatöll with the original lineup
The Estonian National Male Choir
Tiit Kikas on the laser harp and the world’s first drone music instrument.
Tickets are on sale at Piletilevi:
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