Imperium Dekadenz are now streaming the sinister title-track of their forthcoming full-length 'Dis Manibvs'. The German black metal stalwarts will release their fifth album on August 26th.
The song "Dis Manibvs" is exclusively streaming via the official media partners listed below.
Metal As Fuck (AU)
Friedhof Magazine (ES)
Radio Metal (FR)
Kronos Mortus (HU)
Lords of Metal (NL)
Eternal Terror (NO)
Antichrist Magazine (UA)
Imperium Dekadenz comment regarding this song: "Our title-track 'Dis Manibvs' describes a journey to the desperate moment of death when attending a loved person doomed to pass away. Its heavy low-tempo melodies might remind you of songs like 'Staub und Erinnungen' from our album 'Dämmerung der Szenarien'. They are supported by a down-tuned seven-string e-guitar, which create a dark depressive atmosphere until a furious blast marks the very moment of death. In our mind, 'Dis Manibvs' represents the most intimate and dark track on our forthcoming release."
The artwork of 'Dis Manibvs' has been created by Francesco De Luca and can be viewed together with track-list below.
You can't miss out on a killer death metal band from Ecuador - the label unearthing all these underrated gems is Satanath Records from Russia and another one from Venezuela is on the way to you too. Here's some rave feedback for it -
"utterly murderous and merciless" - No Clean Singing (US)
"death metal in its own classic form... very good!" - Deadly Storm (Czech Republic)
"The abilities of the musicians are quite high" - XXL Rock (Germany)
"respectable slab of gore-rotten Death Metal" - Global Metal Apocalypse (UK)
South America is rife with some fantastic acts and while bands from Brazil and Chile are well documented, here's a gem of a band from a lesser known country that is Ecuador. As you would expect, the music is merciless, savage, and also oozing with talent. If you like old school death metal, the primal kind, you are bound to be satisfied. These guys invoke the spirits of bands like Sarcofago, Sepultura, Torturer, Sadism and come up with a form of music that's every bit as good. The band don't waste any time in intros or interludes, but for the duration of just over 35 minutes, clobber you to your rightful senses.
There is something that's shaking the perception of metal in Ecuador, and Epidemia here couldn't be a better ambassador. They'll leap at you and tear your head off before you even think of a dismissive nod just because it's not from your favourite country, yet. 'Leprocomio' is an album that can stand head-to-head with your favourite old school album this year, with the only difference being, they're brutal, vicious and unrelenting and won't pander to your prejudices.
Via Nocturna is pleased to announce that they have teamed up with the highly regarded site Doomed & Stoned to premiere the debut album by Mexican doom / sludge band Teorema. The band's odd blend of doom, sludge, noise and folk music will entrance listeners and has been hailed by critics and fans alike.
Stream the entirety of Teorema's self-titled debut at this location: http://doomedandstoned.com/tagged/Teorema
Pre-order the album here:http://www.vianocturna.com/releases/teorema-teorema/
Teorema is a Mexican band formed in 2013 in Aguascalientes. Their music incorporates elements of sludge metal, drone, doom, ambient, folk and noise rock.
The band released their first single, "Repudio" in 2014 through the official trailer and soundtrack of "Midnight Blues" movie, directed by Omar Linares Cardona and produced by Kopf-kino / The Art Lab.
On July 29th 2016 the band will release their self-titled album on esteemed Polish label Via Nocturna.
Japanese Metalcore band, Coldrain, have released their new music video for "Fire In The Sky". See it now here.
The video, directed by Inni Vision, was shot at one of Coldrain's largest shows to date in Tokyo, Japan earlier this year. "Fire In The Sky" is off the band's recent album, VENA, which was released on October 23rd, 2015 via Hopeless Records. coldrain have also released official music videos for the singles "Words Of The Youth", "Wrong", "The Story" and "Gone" off of Vena. "Gone" currently has over 1.3 million views and was added to rotation on SiriusXM Octane and Music Choice.
The band is performing all summer long on Vans Warped Tour.
VENA is now available for purchase:
Merch Store: http://coldrain.merchnow.com/
Bay Area progressive death metal collective Inanimate Existence will release their third full-length this Fall via Unique Leader Records. Titled "Calling From A Dream", the nine-track follow-up their critically-lauded "A Never-Ending Cycle Of Atonement" studio offering was engineered, mixed, and mastered by Zack Ohren at Sharkbite Studios in Oakland, California (Suffocation, Fallujah, The Zenith Passage etc.) and will see release on September 19th, 2016.
"After the release of our last album, we decided to take our sound to a new place while incorporating our roots," the band elaborates. "Expect deep compositions with many emotional ups and downs. Inspiration was drawn from music theorists and composers dating back thousands of years. Within "Calling From A Dream", listeners will encounter a wide array of musical elements blended to form a rich contrast of sonic textures that result in a dynamic aural experience."
"Calling From A Dream" is the story of a young man's journey to reunite with the soul of his lost lover. Through his dreams, she guides him across a dark mysterious world filled with gods and demons.
The band formed in 2012 and is notorious for pushing the boundaries of metal. Their fresh approach to songwriting and arrangements shine an innovative light into the dark and grim genre. With the output of "Calling From A Dream", they promise to deliver an even more refined and mature sound.
The graphic novel everyone is talking about is coming to the large and the small screen!
The animated motion comic version of ‘Realm Of The Damned’ will feature the dark and disturbed voices of David Vincent (Morbid Angel), Dani Filth (Cradle Of Filth) Jill Janus (Huntress) and many more.
Directed by Tom Paton who’s first Sci-fi debut set the world alight with his post-apocalyptic vision – Pandorica. Tom now takes on the world of animation by bringing the graphic novel Realm of The Damned to life as a motion graphic comic.
This is a fresh and genuinely brilliant new world for fans of anime, horror, vampires and Metal the world over. So feast your depraved souls on this rare spectacle if you dare………
VIEW A TRAILER AT THIS LOCATION
There’s no one left to protect us from what lurks in the dark. No one is coming to save us. The monsters have won. Our world now belongs to them.
The Vatican’s last line of paranormal defence – The Congregation – has finally been overrun by the supernatural forces of darkness. Our heroes are all dead; only the damned remain. Among them is Alberic Van Helsing – addict, murderer, survivor – and the creatures that were once his prey now hunt him across America. But when an apocalyptic evil is resurrected in the forests of Norway, it falls to Van Helsing to become the hunter once again if mankind and monster alike are to see the dawn.
Van Helsing’s quest for salvation and survival takes him through the ruins of a neo-Gothic Europe, where he must face the vampire queen of the Vatican, a man-made monster with the heart of a storm, the lycanthropic lord of the forest, the mummified ruler of the slums of Cairo, and the crazed vampire demi-god who threatens to devour them all.
This is Realm of the Damned: Tenebris Deos, an animated motion comic of pure Black Metal horror that unleashes the classic gothic monsters on a modern rampage of redemption and damnation. Raw, fast-paced and bristling with atmosphere, this is a bloody and blasphemous epic that leaves no church unburned.
Long-running Kentucky-based death metal faction, Abominant, will release their Napalm Reign full-length this Friday Via Deathgasm Records. The band's inexorable eleventh studio album was recorded, mixed, and mastered by Scott Briggs and Abominant inside Velocity Studios during the Winter months of 2015/16 and spews forth eleven brand new aural assaults, the band executing their subterranean, thrash-tinged blackened death with the passion and vehemence of true scene veterans.
In advance of its release, New Noise Magazine is currently streaming the record in its malevolent entirety. Comments bassist Mike May, "Abominant is super excited about the release of our eleventh studio album. We think it's our most destructive and infernal release to date and we hope it brings anyone who hears it the urge to drink a few beers and bang your head extra fast while you play it at full volume, the way it was meant to be heard. Metal Above All!"
Get brutal with Napalm Reign at THIS LOCATION.
Napalm Reign will be unleashed by Deathgasm Records on July 29th; pre-orders for the CD and digital versions can be placed HERE.
After Exalter and Armament, Carnage Inc. are the newest thrash metal band on the block and their flair is different. Using local flavour to spice up the sound, this band's music is vibrant, energetic and adrenaline-charged. 'Fury Incarnate' is the band's first foray into the international space and they've got the chops for it, evidently. Each song has its speciality, incorporating influences from punk, crossover and local themes to create an album unlike other, one that's refreshing and not relying too much on the tried-and-tested template. Though undeniably old school, Carnage Inc. breathe new life into the style and show others how it is to be done. Watch out for this band that's bound to leap out and devour the posers.
Legacy (DE) are premiering the band's new song 'Fury Incarnate', check it out below:-
Crossfaith have revealed a video for brand new track ‘Rx Overdrive’ taken from the forthcoming mini EP ‘New Age Warriors’. The mini EP will be available tomorrow on Spotify, Apple Music, iTunes, Youtube and everywhere else you can listen to music.
Frontman Ken comments “Welcome to the new era! It’s time to get wild. We are the New Age Warriors, and you can see the future of Crossfaith with our new songs. We’re so excited about bringing out more new music to you guys, so get ready!”
Crossfaith were also recently announced as this year's Edinburgh Metal Party headliners, appearing on the bill above Hacktivist, Certain Death and Dead Lies. The band will also be appearing at this years Reading and Leeds festivals.
EP ‘New Age Warriors’ available 27th July.
26th August - Reading Festival
27th August - Leeds Festival
29th August - Edinburgh Metal Party
Shadow Kingdom Records have announced the signing of Italy's legendary Death SS for the reissue of the band's first three albums: 1988's ...in Death of Steve Sylvester, 1989's Black Mass, and 1991's Heavy Demons. Each album will be released on CD, vinyl, and cassette formats, with a T-shirt design produced for each album cover. Additionally, each of these three classic albums will be faithfully restored to their origin sound and design, as per the band's specifications. Long a cult name in the international heavy metal scene, Death SS have influenced thousands over the past three decades in their long, twisted history, equally influencing the nascent speed metal and black metal scenes with their trademark ghoulish and theatrical presentation. Shadow Kingdom couldn't be prouder and more honored to have Death SS amongst its roster, most of which have been shaped by the band in one way or another.
Founded in 1977 by vocalist Stefano Silvestri - whose initials gave the band their "SS" appellation - the first Death SS lineup was soon complete with the addition of guitarist Paolo Catena, bassist Daniele Ugolini, and drummer Tomaso Castaldi. All four members took as artistic names the way their names would be in English: Steve Sylvester as The Vampire, Paul Chain as The Death, Danny Hughes as The Mummy, and Tommy Chaste as The Werewolf. Steve Sylvester and Paul Chain soon started to compose their first songs: "Terror" (1977), "Zombie" (1977), "Horrible Eyes" (1978), "Murder Angels" (1979), and "The Hanged Ballad" (1979).
Contrary to popular belief, there were lineup changes from 1977 to 1982. As Steve Sylvester stated in an interview for Trumetal.it webzine on December, 2005, "Danny Hughes were really two individuals, the same way Tommy Chaste were three. It all came from my haste to quickly establish the names of the musicians that were part of the band, in a sort of magical pact. The first Danny Hughes (Daniele Ugolini) was the first guy that played the bass on the band, but […] he was substituted by Gabriele Tomassini, who became the new Danny Hughes (II). As for the musicians nicknamed Tommy Chaste, nothing is known about the first out of his real name (Tomaso Castaldi). The second was Franco Caforio (who lately gained fame with the Italian rock band Litfiba) and took the name of Thomas Chaste. The third one (Andrea Vianelli; the first one to be called with the compound name Thomas Hand Chaste) entered in Death SS in October, 1980. There’s only one recording available previous to the entrance of Andrea Vianelli, that is the rehearsal version of 'Zombie' from 1979 released on Zombie/Terror single, contained in The Cursed Singles boxed set (1995)."
Claudio Galeazzi (Claud Galley, The Zombie) also entered in the band in 1980 as rhythm guitar player, and Death SS became a quintet. This lineup recorded the demo The Horned God of the Witches (1981), unreleased as such for the general public (only two copies exist) but contained in The Story of Death SS compilaton LP (1987). The Mummy (Gabriele Tomassini) left in 1982, and Claud Galley took the bass instead. Again as a four-piece, the band recorded Demo II, which included "Horrible Eyes," "Cursed Mama," and "Kings of Evil." Other songs were composed but not recorded before Steve Sylvester left the band: "Welcome to my Hell," "Inquisitor," "Black and Violet," and "Chains of Death," for example, would see the light in other points of Steve Sylvester’s and Paul Chain’s careers.
After Steve Sylvester’s departure in 1982, Paul Chain kept on recruiting Sanctis Ghoram (Piero Gori) on vocals. With him, Death SS released the Evil Metal EP and contributed with the song "Black and Violet" for Heavy Metal Eruption compilation in 1983. Three years later, Minotauro Records released The Story of Death SS 1977-1984, a collection of demos and early recordings of the band, which was a relative success. Meanwhile, Steve Sylvester, who had moved to Florence, re-formed the band with new and valid local musicians and rerecorded his old songs (which are mainly featured on their first two LPs) along with some new ones.
After releasing their completely new compositions on Heavy Demons, Death SS slightly changed its name to Sylvester’s Death for its subsequent Cursed Concert and Straight to Hell EP in 1992/1993 (to avoid controversy and confusion in Germany with the "SS" part of its name). Meanwhile, Steve Sylvester recorded his first solo album (with members of the old Death SS) and spent some time to clear up ideas while releasing hard-to-find miscellany like Horror Music: The Best of Death SS.
The 1997 comeback was the seminal point for Death SS's new modern sound, which would be better developed on Panic, Humanomalies, and The 7th Seal. The band played their supposed farewell shows at Headbanger’s Open Air festival on July 24th to 27th, 2008 and was put on hold until late 2012.
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