Finnish metal band Rifftera has released a new single called Cutthroat Game. The song is taken from the band's upcoming second album, Across the Acheron, which will be out on January 18, 2019 via Inverse Records.
Janne Hietala (guitar & vocals) states-
"Cutthroat Game is definitely the most melodic Rifftera song that has been released so far. Across the Acheron contains both more brutal and more melodic songs than what we had on our debut, Pitch Black, and Cutthroat Game represents the most straight forward and melodic side. But then again, being Rifftera's "pop song" (like we call it in the band), of course it still contains like ten different kick ass riffs and is over 6 minutes long. Because why not?"
Watch Cutthroat Game video: https://youtu.be/np6Yq1IA_kc
Listen to the single:
Apple Music: https://apple.co/2zV82De
Pre-save Across the Acheron album on Spotify: https://bit.ly/2qWMEIZ
Janne Hietala - Guitar & harsh vocals
Mikko Kuoppamaa - Guitar & clean vocals
Antti Pöntinen - Keyboards
Jupe Karhu - Bass
Ville Härkönen - Drums
Reapter just started the recording their new album at Outersound Studios by Giuseppe Orlando. The new album called "Blasted" will have more a impacting sound than the past and will be released in 2019. Waiting for the new album, check the Cymatics album out at https://spoti.fi/2GpQIvU
Reapter is a thrash metal band formed in December 2005 and composed by Massimiliano Pellicciotta, Claudio Arduini, Emiliano Niro, Jury Pergolini and Daniele Bulzoni.
Bay Area death-thrashers Laceration has joined forces with Unspeakable Axe Records for the early 2019 release of Remnants.
Emerging out of the Northern Bay Area of California in 2006, Laceration is an old-school style death/thrash band dedicated to crushing skulls and splitting ears. The band recently returned from a five-year hiatus with a new line up and has begun working on new material for their long-awaited debut full-length album.
Remnants compiles Laceration's earliest recordings; an EP, a demo and tracks from the band's 2013 split with "Tinnitus". Included are 2009's Consuming Reality and the buzzed-about Realms of the Unconscious EP, which drew comparisons to the likes of Demolition Hammer.
Fans can expect 10 tracks of violent death/thrash with ragged glass-gargling vocals and death metal-inspired riffs. No gimmicks! This is true old-school metal that prioritizes sheer heaviness over all else.
Check out album track "Exhausted In Form" at youtu.be/TxQ0WKquTPk
Bangalore, India based old school-rooted extreme metal act Aempyrean releases their debut EP, Fireborn, today from Cyclopean Eye Productions. Both Toilet ov Hell and Deaf Forever offered advance streaming of the entire EP prior to the release date.
"This is five tracks of non-stop aggression clocking in at a shameless 23 minutes of unrepentant attitude." — W., Toilet ov Hell
Hear Fireborn AT THIS LOCATION (courtesy of Toilet ov Hell) or AT THIS LOCATION (courtesy of Deaf Forever).
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 lineup 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 debut EP 'Fireborn' is out world-wide on December 05th, 2018 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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Finnish melodic death thrashers Rifftera will release their new album 'Across the Acheron' on January 18th 2019 via Inverse Records. The album follows band's debut, Pitch Black, which was released on 2015.
Rifftera's guitarist and harsh vocalist Janne Hietala comments:-
"It took a lot longer than expected, but now Across the Acheron is finally ready to be released. The aim was basically to take steps forward from our debut in every aspect and we are really happy with the result. In my honest and not at all biased opinion I think that clear improvement was achieved musically, lyrically and production-wise."
"When it comes to comparing the music between Across the Acheron and Pitch Black, I would say that our expression has reached new levels on both ends of the spectrum; some parts on the new album are more brutal than anything that what we had on Pitch Black and then again some songs are more straight forward and melodic than before. Overall it could be described that the building blocks are the same but writing and performing skills have evolved."
Band encountered one lineup change after the previous release, or actually a lineup addition, since the drums of the first album were played by a session drummer: "This is the first appearance of our new drummer Ville Härkönen and you'll hear that he sure like's to keep himself busy behind the kit."
WATCH Eye of the Storm video: https://youtu.be/5AU83uXNqC8
Listen to the single:
Apple Music: https://apple.co/2TdR0bo
Pre-save Across the Acheron album on Spotify: https://bit.ly/2qWMEIZ
Portugal's Destroyers of All unveil 'False Idols' lyric video (taken from "The Vile Manifesto"); pre-orders now available
Portuguese metallers Destroyers Of All partner again with Mosher Records for the release of their new album "The Vile Manifesto", coming out February 2nd, 2019.
To celebrate the announcement of the new album, the band has premiered the lyric video “False Idols” as the first display of new music. “The song’s about the atrocities operated by a military unit that performed pseudo science in order to prove a point - and failed”, says the vocalist João Mateus, who clearly states “the lyric is a heartfelt tribute to all the victims of war.”
Destroyers Of All – 'False Idols' (lyric video) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ho6chwl49XQ
Charged with vicious riffs, voracious vocals and ear blasting drums, this record marks a new chapter for the band as it pushes the boundaries of heaviness of their sound more than ever before. As a result, this album is more violent and straight-to-the-point than the previous ones, yet without losing the creative identity that marks the band's music since its inception.
The album cover was hand drawn by legendary artist Mark Riddick, who has previously worked with bands such as Arch Enemy, Exodus, Morbid Angel, Mortician, The Black Dahlia Murder, Suffocation and many others.
The new album can be pre-ordered at www.destroyersofall.com. Several bundles are available, including different combinations of the album, merchandise and tickets for the presentation show.
"The Vile Manifesto" (2019) is the third release of the band after the debut EP "Into the Fire" (2013) and the LP "Bleak Fragments" (2016), both critically acclaimed by specialized media. The band once again chose to record the new album at the Golden Jack Studios in Portugal, also having it mixed and mastered by João Dourado.
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In the beginning of 2018, Ancestor began to bring out their first full-length album under Awakening Records. This album has now been released and the lads are on an extensive Asia tour.
As a bit of background: Beijing’s thrash force Ancestor is considered to be one of the first Chinese old school Thrash Metal bands. Under the influence Kreator, Protector, Sodom and other underground legends of the Teutonic Thrash Metal scene, the four-piece have been making violent underground sound since 2007. Due to unstable line-up in the early days the lads have only managed to release their debut EP in 2017. The five-tracker under the title Age of Overload is a pure underground killer. It is brutal, energetic and violent while being musical. The darkness and the artistic seriousness of the EP reminds people of the early 80s, when the European thrash metal scene began to thrive. But this is happening in Beijing, China, in the 21st Century.
Ancestor plays up-tempo Thrash Metal. Their music is aggressive in their own way. In spite of their old school song-writing they have a quite unique production, which makes their music sounding quite neat. After their release of the first album, they have made a big tour in and around China. Ancestor has been shared stage with Assassin, Artillery, Legion Of The Damned, Onslaught, Rage, Wolf Spider, etc.
Are you ready for the underground thrash maniacs from China?
Li Meng - Vocals/Guitars
Yang Fuwen - Guitars
He Yang - Drums
Li Han - Bass
Ancestor's album Lord of Destiny is now available on Bandcamp.
Swedish thrash metal quintet Defiatory released their sophomore album "Hades Rising” via Black Lion Records in May 2018. The album consists all the essences of what thrash metal should be — a fantastic trip to the emergency room, to have neck fusion surgery, to repair it from the continuous beating it just received from this album.
Defiatory recently filmed a video for the third track, King In Yellow, from the album. This track is a nod to the Robert W. Chambers’s collection of weird short stories, The King in Yellow.
Check the premiere of Toilet Ov Hell AT THIS LOCATION
Defiatory was initiated in 2015 by Ronnie upon his departure from the prominent death metal band Aeon. Soon, Martin Runnzell joined the band to fill the vocal position, and the first demo track, Furor Unleashed, saw the light of day within a week after the initial collaboration between Martin and Ronnie. Defiatory completed their debut “Extinct” (released via Black Lion Records in 2016) after completing the full line-up.
Defiatory released their second album, aptly titled “Hades Rising” on May 11, 2018. The album marks the continuation of the band’s collaboration with Black Lion Records. "Hades Rising" carries on from the aggressive thrash metal sound established on the debut album, evolving into more rhythmic and melodic sessions, granting more variances without losing focus on what is important in the old school style of thrash metal. Taking influences from the Bay Area thrash masters, Defiatory flourishes their music through comprehensible production approach. The sophomore album, containing 11 tracks of relentless neck-wrecking thrash metal, with an amazing artwork painted by Mika Rudin, is out now on CD formats.
Necro is a thrash metal project created by Piotr Sobaszek who previously has played in bands like Necrophobic, Free man, SOS !, Different World and THD. The first single 'Time Is Coming' appeared in September 2017 with all instruments and vocals recorded by Piotr in his Small Home Studio. Vocalist Leszek Ganiek (Different World) joined in January 2018 and in that month, they recorded a digipak promo Chwalcie Potęgę Pieniądza (3 songs in Polish). In April 2018, the full-length album Toothless Zombie was released, which contains 12 tracks fully introducing the Necro sound.
In June, a new vocalist Bartek Płaszewski (Herezis) joined the project and his first recording, No Mercy For Motherfuckers was released in July. Next up will be the album Propaganda which will be released in 2019 via Sliptrick Records. The album contains 11 tracks of thrash metal – aggressive and rhythmic, melodic and powerful at the same time.
Necro gives you simple and sometimes playful lyrics which go straight to the bone. The choruses of the songs are really catchy, packing a mighty punch. The music is essentially a mixture of the old school with a modern sound. You can hear all kinds of extreme techniques in the vocals which can also be clear and melodic. The album has 2 special tracks in the Polish language, both of which, have appeared on the polish radio hit list.
Bart Płaszewski – Vocals | Piotr Sobaszek – All Instruments
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Peruvian thrash/death metallers Maze of Terror have just inked a deal with Xtreem Music for the release of their second album, which is currently being written for a recording some time in 2019. As an appetizer, the band have just released three days ago a digital EP entitled Evoked Black Souls, of which you can listen to one song HERE and entirely HERE and HERE.
Maze of Terror was born in 2011 with the aim of creating raw and devastating thrash/death metal and released their first EP, Skullcrusher, in 2012, followed by a split CD with Amken in 2015 and then their debut album, Ready to Kill, in 2016. Later in 2017, another split CD came out, this time with Witchaven, and in 2018, the band self-released a digital-only EP entitled Evoked Black Souls, just when the band got signed with Xtreem Music. The style of Maze of Terror is influenced by bands like Infernäl Mäjesty, Merciless, Massacra, Protector, and Demolition Hammer, so you'd better give them a listen now!
More details about the album will be revealed when recordings begin during 2019. In the meantime, watch the killer video clip from the song "Lycanthropes" taken from their debut album HERE. For more info, consult the links below.
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