Hells Headbangers announces December 27th as the international release date for Cianide's highly anticipated new mini-album, Unhumanized, on CD, 12" vinyl, and cassette tape formats.
One of the cult names in American death metal, Cianide have stuck to their guns for over 30 years now, patiently building a canon that's unrivalled in its consistency and trend-free philosophy. Theirs is a Metal of Death that's simple, straightforward, and effectively primitive: blunt-force trauma informed by Hellhammer and Chicago forebears DeathStrike, but with a sewer-dredging atmosphere all its own.
Cianide's rich discography reads like a study in unselfconsciousness: one could say the power-trio are strategic in how sparingly they release longer-form records, but they simply release records when they're ready, prizing quality over quantity. And indeed, the five-song/26-minute Unhumanized is a gutbusting bounty of QUALITY. Cianide's first non-split recording since the massively acclaimed Gods of Death LP in 2011 courtesy of Hells Headbangers, Unhumanized proves that the power-trio are hungrier and more energetic than ever. No great changes in their signature sound here - just time-honoured traditions like DEATH, headbanging gallops, and immediately memorable songwriting. If anything, the production on Unhumanized is among their clearest yet, but simply adds to how utterly CRUSHING that Cianide signature is.
Death, doom, destruction: 31 years strong, Cianide have become Unhumanized! Get unhumanized by the previously revealed track "Serpent's Wake" HERE at Hells Headbangers' Bandcamp, where all three formats can be pre-ordered.
Spanish Death Metallers Unbounded Terror release first single from upcoming album; new release details announced
The legendary Spanish Death Metal band Unbounded Terror have just finished the recording process of their highly anticipated sophomore album, which will be released 28 years after their classic debut "Nest of Affliction", in 1992. The new album will be entitled "Faith in Chaos" and will be released in January 2nd, 2020 through Xtreem Music on CD and 12"LP format.
Stream the first single advance "Hiding From The Light" at this location: https://youtu.be/P_zi7uGIzv8
Formed in 1990, Unbounded Terror are one of the most legendary names under the Spanish Death Metal scene, having the honour of releasing the first national Death Metal album in both 12"LP, CD and cassette through Drowned Prod. (pre-Repulse/ Xtreem Music.) Now Unbounded Terror return to what has always been their home, with a superb album that keeps their classic old and genuine Death Metal style.
The recording of "Faith in Chaos" was done by Nico Beninato at Kimera Recordings in Palma de Mallorca, and then mastered in Germany by guru Dan Swanö at Unisound Studios, resulting in an absolutely overwhelming sounding album. The cover of this new work has been in charge of the always great Juanjo Castellano.
Oradea based Decay release a new track taken off their upcoming full-length album, "ThORnMENThORn". Baalanar is a new raw piece of visceral, bestial and at the same time melodic Black Death Metal excellent for fans of Deicide, old Kataklysm, old Kreator, Sodom and can be streamed here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DIuA8k8BxSI
"ThORnMENThORn" was recorded at the local studio G-Rock (https://www.facebook.com/G-Rock-Music-Oradea-102958221047346/) and is scheduled for a Spring 2020 release via Loud Rage Music.
Csuvár “Goat” Hunor – Vocals
Barabás “Cölöp” Róbert (ex. IGFON/VADASZ) – Guitar
Francu “Franky” Tudor (ex. TENEBROS) – Bass Guitar
Gergely Zoltan – Drums
Every now and then you get a band from South America that astonishes you. Verthebral are doing the same with their brand of unrelenting, vicious death metal. What's more, it's not just brainless chaotic fury but it's something that's properly though out and executed brilliantly. Check out the first song that's streaming here on Bandcamp and YouTube.
South American band Verthebral are a reminder of the potency of death metal coming from their continent. From Paraguay, the band is doing everything right - from the traditionally-rooted riffing to the relentless percussive hammering with savage, barked out vocals to top it all off, everything is meticulously put together and executed to perfection. It's reminiscent of the Brazilian death metal wave that emerged around the turn of the century and Verthebral take it a notch higher by imbibing the best qualities, especially the barbaric take on the style, and tempering it with unpredictable tempo changes and whip-lashing breakdowns. It's a sheer thrill for any seasoned death metal fan to bear witness to the raging onslaught and the best part is that the music still lingers in your mind after it's all over, which proves that it's not just mindless brutality but a well thought out extreme album that must not be taken lightly.
Band line-up -
Christian Rojas - Vocals/Bass
Daniel Larroza - Guitars
Alberto Flores - Guitars
Denis Viveros - Drums
Artwork by Marcos Miller (Mental Horror)
Layout by Turkka Rantanen (Paganizer, Demilich)
Montreal's Growler Choir (Le Choeur Des Growlers in French) was dreamt up by composer Pierre-Luc Senécal in 2016. What may have been a wild fantasy for many metalheads was finally brought to fruition in May 2019 in co-production with Le Vivier et Codes d'Accès when the eighteen member choir took the stage for their first public performance.
Comprised solely of metal growlers, the choir blends metal and contemporary music in a way that is groundbreaking. In their debut performance conducted by Senécal, the Growler Choir performed the dramatic words from the poem "The Dayking" by Fortner Anderson backed with a reinforced sound arsenal. The Growler Choir does more than emphasize vocal techniques specific to the genre of extreme metal, they explore the sonic potential of the voice to demonstrate its extraordinary properties, both sensual and monstrous.
They thoroughly delighted the audience, many of whom sat on opposite ends of the musical spectrum. The one of a kind performance was recorded so that music lovers everywhere can witness this very unique event.
The Growler Choir innovates on several levels. On one hand, it materializes an almost mythical idea of metal music; on the other hand, it renews the archetypes of a genre by approaching them in an experimental spirit. In short, they are making contemporary and metal music more approachable for new audiences.
To watch this incredible spectacle, please visit the following link via MetalSucks.net HERE.
"The Dayking" featured:
Lublin, Poland-based death metal destroyers Deivos present the band’s annihilating sixth studio full-length, "Casus Belli". The album is now confirmed for November release through their allies at Selfmadegod Records, who has posted the lead single, “Ataraxy.”
With the drums recorded at Roslyn Studio in March 2019, the bass recorded at Kamil Home Studio in August 2019, the bulk of Deivos’ "Casus Belli" including guitars and vocals were handled at Zed Studio in Chechło Poland, as were several of the band’s prior albums. The record was also mixed and mastered at Zed Studio by Tomek Zalewski and completed with album art by Maciej Kamuda (Sleep, Coffins, Trauma, Pathology).
Stream “Ataraxy,” the lead single from Deivos’ "Casus Belli", at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=--ZezgYQ-ds
Devotees to the brutal death metal of Suffocation, Cryptopsy, Decapitated, Yattering, and similar acts are highly advised to explore the torment of Deivos .
Selfmadegod Records will release Deivos ’"Casus Belli" on CD, including a limited boxed edition, and digital formats on November 29th. Find physical pre-orders at the label webshop here https://tinyurl.com/deivoscasusbelli and watch for additional audio samples and more to be issued in the days ahead.
Deivos originated in 1997, releasing their first demo, Praised By Generations, in 1999. In 2003, they released the Hostile Blood MCD through Butchery Music, the EP enthusiastically accepted by the underground death community. In 2004, the band started to write new material for their first record which was ultimately recorded in January and February 2006 at the famous Hertz Studio (Decapitated, Vader). The record, entitled Emanation From Below, was released in Poland by Empire Records in November 2006. Thanks to Metal Mind Productions, in January 2008 the record was subsequently released in Europe and then in the US in 2008.
At the end of 2008 the band once again entered Hertz studio to record their second album Gospel Of Maggots, the album gaining the attention of Unique Leader Records who released it in February 2010. Following line-up changes, the band revisited Hertz Studio in February 2011 to record their third full-length effort, Demiurge Of The Void, which was also released by Unique Leader in September 2011.
Following a four-year gap, Deivos signed with Selfmadegod Records for the release of their crushing Theodicy album in February 2015. The band’s Endemic Divine album followed through Selfmadegod in February 2017, and the band’s more rapid recording and releasing schedule now continues in 2019 with the November 2019 release of their sixth album, Casus Belli.
Tomasz Kołcon – guitars
Krzysztof Saran – drums
Piotr Bajus – guitars
Kamil Stadnicki – bass
Hubert Banach – vocals
Mechanical God Creation release new music video for "I Am The Godless Man", taken from their latest album "The New Chapter", which was released in March 2019.
Check out now "I Am The Godless Man" below.
"We can finally present our new official video, a work we care a lot about because together with the video maker Mirko Salciarini we have done everything possible to make it dark but elegant at the same time. Enjoy your time with this new MGC videoclip hoping you will like it"
Previously the video was premiered by Metal Underground here - http://www.metalunderground.com/news/details.cfm?newsid=146105
Dutch death metal squad Dictated are unleashing another brutal track entitled 'Eisoptro' taken from their upcoming album 'Phobos', which will be released on October 25th 2019. '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.
Dictated - Eisoptro (Official Stream) - https://smarturl.it/DictatedEisoptro
Dictated comments on 'Eisoptro':-
"We are proud to present you one last fear, before we unleash 'Phobos' upon the world.
'Eisoptro' is also known as the fear of mirrors. The fear is often grounded in superstitions, like breaking a mirror will bring you bad luck, or that looking into a mirror will put you in contact with a supernatural world inside the glass. We directed this fear more into the grounding of the psyche and the aversion of the reflection looking back.
Mirror mirror on the wall, a silent rumination. Mirror mirror on the wall, a careful contemplation"
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.
York Keijzer - vocals
Sonja Schuringa – guitar & backing vocals
Jessica Otten – guitar
Koen Verstralen – bass
Frank Schilperoort - drums
Ancient Roman metal pioneers ADE have just unleashed "Imperator," second single from the new album Rise of the Empire.
With Rise of the Empire, ADE aims to educate listeners more on ancient history of Rome, specifically the age of Caesar. Still entrenched in traditional old-school death metal, Rise of the Empire delivers a more mature yet aggressive album suitable for old and new generations of fans interested in the Ancient Rome and epic death metal at its purest.
"Imperator" is available as official audio track and digital single:
Digipak Deluxe Editions of Rise of the Empire pre-orders are available at the official record label store at http://bit.ly/ADE_preorder.
Rise of the Empire is due out for a worldwide release on November 8 via Extreme Metal Music / Rockshots Records. The album's stunning artwork was created by Fabio Timpanaro. Album production was handled by Stefano Morabito at 16th Cellar Studios (Fleshgod Apocalypse, Hour of Penance).
Also check out the first single, "Empire," available as lyric video and digital single:
Greek Death Metal cult Vultur premiere the new track "Postmortem Lividity" via NoCleanSinging.com. The track is the title track to the band's highly anticipated second album, Drowned in Gangrenous Blood, set for international release on October 31st via Memento Mori. Hear Vultur's "Postmortem Lividity" in its entirety exclusively HERE.
Spawned from the sick brain cells of several past and current members of other deadly Hellenic entities (Ectoplasma, Resurgency et. al.) back in 2013, Vultur have been exhibiting an unquenchable thirst for sanguine death metal fluids ever since, revealed in all its putrid and vicious glory both in their Vulture's Beak demo (2016) and their Entangled in the Webs of Fear debut album (2018). Theirs is a timeless ilk of bludgeoning death metal that's stuffed with assorted tempos that go from relentless eruptions of savagery to torturous and doomed-out passages replete with morbid harmonies and through mid-paced onslaughts of sheer heaviness, influenced by the likes of Morbid Angel, Gorguts, Monstrosity, Immolation, Brutality, Suffocation, Morpheus Descends, and Incantation.
Salaciously titled Drowned in Gangrenous Blood, Vultur's sophomore strike sees them sticking to that crushing course - and indeed drowning the hapless listener in gangrenous blood! No compromise, no quarter, no progression: Drowned in Gangrenous Blood is 100% undiluted DEATH METAL spawned from the most righteous of eras, the very beginning of the '90s. Even down to its bassy, shit-thick production - courtesy of Haris Vougiantzis, of Embrace Of Thorns fame, who also handles the mixing & mastering here - Vultur's second album reeks of totally thorough authenticity. Its songwriting is creepy, lurking, and most definitely SICK, spewed by diseased minds who LIVE FOR THIS. And it's also further proof that Greece's death metal underground is criminally unsung, but soon shall devour unbelievers...
And what better way to garnish utter sickness than the literally viscous cover art courtesy of Gargoylekelly? Vultur have wasted no time in eclipsing their cult debut album - drink up! Take the next sip with the brand-new track "Postmortem Lividity" exclusively HERE, courtesy of NoCleanSinging.com. Also sip the previously revealed title track "Drowned in Gangrenous Blood" HERE, courtesy of MetalBite.com, as well as the previously revealed "Groans of Excruciating Terror" HERE at Memento Mori's official YouTube channel.
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