English Death Metallers Unfathomable Ruination are to release 'Enraged & Unbound' November 22nd on Willowtip Records
Death Metal extremists Unfathomable Ruination will release its third full-length album, the aptly titled Enraged and Unbound, November 22 on Willowtip Records. The album's opening track - "An Obsidian Perception" - is now streaming, courtesy of Toilet Ov Hell.
Check it out at this location.
On Enraged and Unbound, Unfathomable Ruination delves into the darker side of the human psyche. Each song plumbing the depths of the deepest mental illness and exploring the primitive violence that lies within us all. Musically, each instrument has been pushed to its limit: breaking barriers to create something emotive, unique, and above all else one of the most significant death metal releases of 2019. Three years in the making, Enraged and Unbound promises to be Unfathomable Ruination's best work yet.
As if that weren't enough, the band is extremely proud to announce two of the best vocalists in Death Metal - Julien Truchan from Benighted and Sven de Caluwé from Aborted - are honored guests on the album! Sven performs on "Occulta Violentiam" and Julien on "Defy the Architect."
Eliran Kantor is responsible for the album art and captures the feel of Enraged and Unbound perfectly. A solemn solitary figure stands surrounded by demonic deformities which represent the inner turmoil that torments those with mental illness. Screams of anguish and vicious voices whispering of fear, violence and self-loathing. The art in itself is a true masterpiece and completes the experience that is Enraged and Unbound.
Enraged and Unbound will be available on CD, vinyl LP, and digital formats via Willowtip.
Recorded at Ritual Sound Studio by Sam Turbitt.
Guitars re-amped at Deadlight Studio by Lars Lüttge.
Mixed at OTB by Neil Kernon (Cannibal Corpse, Nile, Deicide) for Auslander.
Mastered by Alan Douches (Death, Mastodon, Hate Eternal) for West West Side Music.
Unfathomable Ruination logo by Christopher Horst
Chilean death metal gods Unaussprechlichen Kulten premiere the new track "The Evil Out of Control" at Decibel magazine's website. The track hails from the band's highly anticipated fifth album, Teufelsbücher, set for international release on October 18th via Iron Bonehead Productions. Also on the day of release shall Iron Bonehead reissue the band's cult second album, 2008's People of the Monolith, on vinyl LP format as well as a special compilation of their 7" EPs and their live performance at last year's inaugural Never Surrender Fest, curated by Iron Bonehead and Nuclear War Now! Unaussprechlichen Kulten will also be making their first US performance at this year's Never Surrender Fest, scheduled to take place on October 19th and 20th, 2019, in Oakland, California (more info after the jump). Hear Unaussprechlichen Kulten's "The Evil Out of Control" in its entirety exclusively HERE.
For 20 years now, Unaussprechlichen Kulten have built a commanding canon of eldritch death metal DARKNESS. From their early demos to later splits and especially their preceding four full-lengths - not least of which, 2014's Baphomet Pan Shub-Niggurath and 2017's Keziah Lilith Medea (Chapter X), both released by Iron Bonehead to widespread critical acclaim - this Chilean cult have explored the furthest reaches of primordial dread and ancient mysticism, all through pure 'n' authentic Metal of Death. And now, a whole two decades after their formation, Unaussprechlichen Kulten continue to push themselves toward the beyond with the mesmerizing Teufelsbücher.
Although one can easily say that Teufelsbücher encompasses the signature Unaussprechlichen Kulten aesthetic - songwriting that slithers through the slime with a preternatural grace, execution that's barbaric and crusted in mud and blood, production that plumbs the foulest ends of the sonic spectrum - uniquely, this fathomless fifth full-length is arguably the band's densest and most dissonant work to date. Unleashing morbid fascination regarding superstition and witchcraft, Unaussprechlichen Kulten once again suffuse their increasingly angular ruminations with a thoroughly researched thematic grounding.
Teufelsbücher - literally, "The books of the Devil," written in German - had their pinnacle since the end of Luther’s existence in 1545, until 1604. During that consolidation period of the amendment, with 39 original copies, they are in great deal the precursors from the great house of witches. The Devil acquires strength step by step, which will reach its zenith in the 16th and 17th centuries when Europe granted an enormous attention to the Devil. The Teufelsbücher sentenced sharply that every mortal committing a sin would inevitably fall under the powers of the lord of Hell. Written with the purpose of denouncing vices and sins back then, theologists and inquisitors wanted to contribute on this particular fight against evil writing treaties where nature, knowledge, cunning, and the power of Satan were questioned, and where means were established to fight spells, omens, charms, vane healers, the notorious art, etc. Through hundreds of pages, prodigious, fantastic, wonderful, and scary stories were included, as well. However, along with revealing their own perversion finally instead of warning men, they ended up causing fascination and unleashing morbid fascination regarding superstition and witchcraft.
With this quite-literally medieval foundation firmly in place, Unaussprechlichen Kulten proceed to plow through 42 minutes of exceptionally epic and challenging territory. Totaling six stout labyrinths of song, Teufelsbücher twists and turns in diabolically obscene / obscenely diabolical ways, retaining immediacy and urgency despite those daunting song lengths. No less feral and frightening than before, Unaussprechlichen Kulten bend the listener's mind (and body) to their unholy will, slipstreaming with a devilishly nuanced grace paradoxically at odds with their blunt-force trauma. Of course, hallucinogenic tension reaches a fever pitch here on Teufelsbücher, as the powerless listener pleads for sweet release...only to find ever-more-treacherous territory, each barb more gnarled than the last.
Unaussprechlichen Kulten have built a nigh-unchallenged canon that takes all the urgency 'n' ugliness of classic death metal and upends it into the realm of high art. When, this late into their career, they could easily coast into crowd-pleasing catchiness, these revered Chileans take the path less travelled and speak ever stranger tongues: verily, Teufelsbücher.
Continue speaking their dense, dissonant language with the new track "The Evil Out of Control" exclusively HERE, courtesy of Decibel, North America's only monthly metal magazine. Begin speaking their dense, dissonant language with the previously revealed "Cranquiluria" HERE at Iron Bonehead's Soundcloud.
Canadian Black / Death crew Necronomicon release new track 'Singularis Dominus' from upcoming album "Unus"
Montreal’s premier blackened death metallers Necronomicon are back with "Unus", the crushing and cinematic follow up to 2016’s "Advent of the Human God". With each record Necronomicon has created in the span of their 31-year career, the band has steadily evolved in both sound and power; ‘Uunus’ is no exception to this.
The latest single 'Singularis Dominus' is ready to be unleashed and can be heard HERE.
Rob The Witch adds:
"For thousands of years, mankind has been believing in a murderous and treacherous false God that has done nothing because they doe not exist. I'm flabergasted that in 2019 some people still believe in this insanity. It is time for humans to become their own masters and reclaim their souls for their own."
The track follows the band's earlier released first single 'Paradise Lost' available to listen here.
'Unus' is a searing cacophony of blistering riffs, machine-like drums, and a symphonic ambiance, culminating in a sound that calls to various metal icons such as DIMMU BORGIR, SEPTICFLESH, BEHEMOTH, and DEICIDE. The record combines the furious elements of death metal with the orchestral prowess of black metal, creating the perfect synthesis of both genres. Standout tracks like 'Paradise Lost' and 'Singularis Dominus' only solidify NECRONOMICON’s ability to continuously produce high-quality metal that’s just as dark and brutal as it is elegant.
'Unus is due on October 18 via Season of Mist and can be pre-ordered here.
Recorded at Silver Wings studio, produced by Rob The Witch
Mixed and mastered at Darth Mader music studio by Logan Mader (Machinehead)
Rob the Witch: Guitar/vocals/bass
Special feature: Geirlioz (Dimmu Borgir) on Piano in ''From Ashes Into Flesh''.
Artwork: Dragon caduceus design by Nestor Avalos, layout and artwork by Simon Bossert
For more info:
Season of Mist
Veteran Spanish Death Metallers Obscure announce new release details; listen to the first advance single
Legendary Spanish death metallers Obscure have just finished the recording process of their long-awaited debut album, 30 years after their formation, and now they have revealed the cover art, tracklist and the first advance single of what will be known as "Darkness Must Prevail", which will be released through Xtreem Music in November 5th in CD format and 12" LP.
Listen to the single "Curse of My Race" in the following links:
Obscure is one of the first death metal bands that emerged on the Spanish scene back in 1988 and "Darkness Must Prevail" means the band's return to the label that, then under the name of Repulse Records, released its second demo "Curse the Course" recorded in December 1990 and released in January 1991. In 2016, Xtreem Music released a CD entitled "Back to Skull", which included the band's three demos. This new album keeps 4 of the 5 original members (except the vocalist) and has been mixed and mastered at Unisound Studios by Dan Swanö, keeping the style that the band practised before their split in 1994 intact; heavy and dark death metal with strong Nordic reminiscences. Cover art has been done by artist Remy Cooper from Headplit Design.
Tech Death veterans Nile reveal new album 'Vile Nilotic Rites' and release lyric video for 'Long Shadows Of Dread'
Technical death metal Egyptologists Nile are proud to reveal that their ninth studio album, 'Vile Nilotic Rites', will be released on November 1st via Nuclear Blast. Today, the band gives fans a taste of the album with the release of the first single 'Long Shadows Of Dread'. Watch the lyric video here: https://youtu.be/tXZvLIN75Fs
Karl Sanders commented:-
"I am thankful the day has finally arrived that we can share with fans the first single from 'Vile Nilotic Rites'. It’s the opening track on the new disc, and a song we will be thoroughly enjoying playing live on our upcoming EU and USA tours. 'Long Shadows' was chosen as the first song we want people to hear from this upcoming album as this crushing track should leave NO DOUBT in anyone’s mind concerning the uncompromising, brutal, destructive intent evident throughout the entirety of the 'Vile Nilotic Rites' album. I would also like to thank our fans who have been patiently waiting while we worked tirelessly to make this record undeniably the best NILE record in many years.“
George Kollias commented:-
“I’m super excited for the release of our new album and very happy our fans will finally get their first taste! It’s a special album for all of us since each member contributed on this a lot. I feel it represents the teamwork spirit NILE has right now and that shows on stage as well. I look forward to touring and playing these songs live for all the NILE fans!”
'Vile Nilotic Rites' was recorded and produced by Karl Sanders at Serpent Headed Studios in Greenville, South Carolina with the exception of the drums which were recorded at Esoteron Music Studios in Athens, Greece with engineering handled by Jim Touras and George Dovolos. The album was mixed and mastered by Mark Lewis at MRL Studios. For the album artwork, the band returned to artist Michal "Xaay" Loranc who has worked with the band for over 10 years.
'Vile Nilotic Rites' will be available in the following formats in the UK:
Pre-save the album on Spotify, Apple Music and Deezer: https://nblast.de/NilePreSave
Chilean metal elite Slaughtbbath stream the entirety of their long-awaited second album, Alchemical Warfare, at heavily trafficked web-portal NoCleanSinging.com. Set for international release on September 6th via Hells Headbangers, hear Slaughtbbath's Alchemical Warfare in its entirety exclusively HERE.
For a decade and a half now, Slaughtbbath have prolifically pursued a fierce 'n' fiery vision of total black/death METAL. With a rich yet uniformly exemplary discography, this power-trio have laid waste to the underground across a myriad demos, splits, EPs, and 2013's now-classic debut album, Hail to Fire. Allied with Hells Headbangers since 2016, a split 7" with Grave Desecrator followed that summer, with September 2017 seeing the release of the Contempt, War and Damnation compilation, which precluded the band's first-ever North American tour alongside fellow Chilean labelmates Communion.
Slaughtbbath have kept quiet since then, studiously brewing the firestorm that is Alchemical Warfare. A consolidation of the band's beyond-considerable strengths as well as an extension of them, Alchemical Warfare was recorded, mixed, and mastered by Pablo Clares at DM6 studio in Santiago, Chile during 2017/2018. Here, Slaughtbbath are at the peak of their powers, pulsing with both bestiality and burliness alike, and yet exhibiting a nuanced songwriting nous that is second to none. Their sulphurous maelstrom is a veritable meat-grinder of South American darkness lo these past four decades, both reverent of the past whilst forging an even-darker future, and Alchemical Warfare finds the band hitting a fever pitch, its nine-song/36-minute runtime both succinct and satisfying. Each track invokes utter possession - a hypnotic diabolism, perhaps, in spite of the often-frantic tempos - but Slaughtbbath possess the prolific experience to convey that diabolism in a dynamic manner. If anything, Alchemical Warfare is the band's best-produced record to date, and a survey of its song titles suitably convey the occultic austerity within: the title track, naturally, as well as the closing trifecta of "Amulets of Carnage," "Celestial Overthrow," and "Ascension to the Dragon's Throne," as well as the ever-epic "Rejoined Into Chaos."
However, especially at this point in time and the career high-point that is Alchemical Warfare, it is important to underline the unique differences in Slaughtbbath makeup. For one, the band hail from San Vicente de Tagua Tagua, a small countryside town with no scene at all, whereas most Chilean bands hail from the bigger cities; in fact, early on, Slaughtbbath were branded "rural black metal" when they played live. Secondly and relatedly, they've not once ever strived to "sound South American," much less do there exist any other Chilean bands doing a similar thing musically or lyrically. Lastly and perhaps most importantly, Slaughtbbath have maintained a solid line-up and kept up constant activity - both on record and on the live front - all these years while most bands disappear, fade, change members, come back, or form new bands with the same line-up to fit into the new trend. The Slaughtbbath name is thus iron-fisted, inexorable, and immaculate
With more eyes than ever on the Chilean black/death scene, it's high time that the leaders separate themselves from the followers. Slaughtbbath firmly and furiously take the torch and lead the way forward with Alchemical Warfare. Get fully burned exclusively HERE, courtesy of NoCleanSinging.com. Pre-order info can be found at Hells Headbangers' Bandcamp HERE.
Italy's death / thrash metal band S.R.L. has just announced the new guitar player Luca Correnti, who joined the band as replacement of Stefano Clementini. The band wants to thank Stefano for everything done since 2013 to date, and wishes him all the best for his future projects.
The band has also just released a new lyric video of “Demoni”, new single off the latest album “Hic Sunt Leones”, released last February by Rockshots Records.
The video is available at the following link: https://youtu.be/YJQxTU-iSOw
"Hic Sunt Leones" is available for purchase both as DIGIPAK CD and Digital Download + Streaming:
Official Website http://www.s-r-l.it
For More info: http://www.rockshots.eu
American Extreme Metallers Singularity to release 'Place Of Chains' on October 11th via The Artisan Era
Tempe, Arizona-based technical death metal/symphonic black metal hybrid act Singularity are excited to announce the release of their second full-length, Place of Chains, on October 11th via The Artisan Era. It is the follow up to the group's highly praised 2016 EP, Void Walker, which was preceded by their 2014 self-titled album that put the band on the map. Place of Chains sports eye-popping cover art from Justin Abraham who has created art for Equipoise, Inanimate Existence, Lecherous Nocturne, A Loathing Requiem, Æpoch, and more. Place of Chains was mixed by Inferi and Oubliette guitarist Mike Low, and Mastered by Anagnorisis guitarist Zak Denham.
Since their formation in 2010, Singularity has continually shown themselves to be a forward-thinking act, one with a bold vision built on fusing technical death metal and symphonic black metal together in a myriad of ways. Now in 2019, Singularity's years of hard work and commitment to their craft has paid off with their most accomplished material yet on Place of Chains. Bombastic and brutal, Place of Chains exists as a unique crossover between worlds, in doing so, Singularity has delivered a powerful album that will surely be ranked among as one of 2019's best death metal releases. Further enhancing the quality of Place of Chains is a bevy of high profile guest spots from Inferi guitarist Malcolm Pugh adding further orchestration throughout the album, a song co-written by Equipoise guitarist Nick Padovani plus a guest solo, as well as guest vocals from Arkaik vocalist Jared Christianson and Animus Complex vocalist Jeremy Davis.
The band states that Place of Chains will strongly appeal to fans of Fleshgod Apocalypse, Vale of Pnath, Old Man's Child, Dimmu Borgir, and the first album from Irreversible Mechanism.
*You can listen to an album teaser video for Singularity - Place of Chains HERE
Singularity comments on the release of Place of Chains:-
"Place of Chains is the translation to the song title "Desmoterion" which lyrically illustrates the emotions of being wrongfully imprisoned. Considering that many of the songs on this record lyrically are about enslavement, we felt it was a good over-arching title for the record. We strongly believe that this is the best Singularity record so far. Singularity would also like to thank our guest artists that we had the privilege of having on this record. With every record, we try to further hone in on what the core of Singularity's sound is and what we want to bring to the world of metal."
Stay tuned for more Singularity news, pre-orders, early singles, and more coming soon.
Singularity - Place of Chains Line-up
Jack Fliegler - Guitar, Vocals (ToxicxEternity, ex-Hemoptysis)
Adam King - Bass, Vocals ( Depraved Heretic, ex-live for Arkaik)
Nick Pompliano (RIP) - Keyboards
Nathan Bigelow - Drums (Arkaik, ex-Alterbeast, Solar Impulse)
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Dutch death metal crushers Dictated are unleashing the first track entitled 'Hypso' taken from their upcoming album 'Phobos', which will be released on October 25th 2019. The track features guest vocals by Julien Truchan (Benighted).
'Phobos' is the follow-up to 2014's 'The Deceived'. With ‘Phobos’, Dictated is leaving behind their known-path of ‘old-school’, and add the purest of misery without the loss of their blast-beat ethics.
Blast the new video here: https://youtu.be/I7JRtl2rFlM
Dictated comments on 'Hypso':
"We invite you to enter the new unnerving death-metal universe of Dictated. We are beyond excited to give you a first glance at 'Phobos', with a brand new track and video. 'Hypso' is the very first of the eleven phobia's represented on the album, and is known as the extreme fear of heights. And even though you may suffer from this pretty common phobia, we designed it to be a bit darker; the mind's uncontrollable urge to take the leap...."
"The video also functions as an introduction to all fears that are represented on the album with which intensity increases towards the end. You might even hear a familiar voice in the track itself. The mighty Julien Truchan of Benighted offered his guttural blessings for this one. Now sit back, relax and undergo the combination of death-metal adding mankind’s greatest fears!"
Julien Truchan comments on 'Hypso':
"I am so honoured and happy to appear as guest vocalist on the new album of my buddies Dictated! These guys are amazing people and very talented musicians! I fucking love this song and really enjoyed recording vocals on it ! Check the result of this fantastic piece of brutality!"
The video was made by Cor Baauw from Local Androids.
The new opus was recorded, mixed and mastered at Double Impact Productions by Pieter Tjeerdsma & WD Glashouwer. Cover artwork came courtesy of Greg ‘AbsuManiac’ Czart.
'Phobos' recording line-up:
York Keijzer - vocals
Sonja Schuringa – guitar & backing vocals
Jessica Otten – guitar
Koen Verstralen – bass
Frank Schilperoort - drums
Australian Death / Doom crew Carcinoid set release date for Memento Mori debut; first track revealed
In their endless quest to push and support current underground acts that perpetuate the odour of vintage death metal, on October 7th, Memento Mori is proud to present Carcinoid's striking debut album, Metastatic Declination, on CD format.
Hailing from Melbourne, Australia, Carcinoid belong to that strain of nefarious bands that could not possibly be given birth to: this is the offspring of a miscarriage, more like. So odorous, pugnacious, and hideous is the music that this quartet belch forth, it verily sounds like a radioactive, cancerous growth bubbling up from a post-apocalyptic landscape; not for nothing are they monikered Carcinoid. Comprised of past/current members of other local underground acts such as Dungeons of Blood, Pregnancy, Reaper, Eternal Rest, Hobo Magic, Xenos, and Spawn, Carcinoid claim to be equally influenced by the likes of Autopsy, Napalm Death, Paradise Lost (early!), Corrupted, Pungent Stench, Obituary, Grief, Carcass, Cathedral (also early!), and Brutal Truth among others. The amalgamation of such foul ingredients results in a putrescent stew where death metal and doom of the filthiest and most crushing order predominates, and sudden blasts of grinding derangement help intensify the vile listening experience. Such is the sound of Metastatic Declination, the band's debut album: no melody, no light, no hope!
Suitably furnished with starkly regressionist cover art courtesy of Necro Frost and with gutsfucking mastering from Jason Fuller at Goatsound, Carcinoid's Metastatic Declination is truly a record for only the sickest and most hardened ears - if you're a false, do no entry! Memento Mori's CD version will also include as bonus tracks the band's 2018 demo.
In the meantime, hear the first cancerous growth of the new track "Suffering Reborn" HERE at Memento Mori's official YouTube channel.
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