Veterans of the Indian metal scene Demonic Resurrection have unveiled their new single 'Necromancer', the announcement is as follows:-
We really hope you've been enjoying the new music we've been putting out every month. We released two songs 'The Eye Of Eternity' and 'The Mask' which featured drummer Kevin Paradis from the band Benighted and Misstiq on keys from the band Earthcaller.
For our new track 'Necromancer' we continued to work with Misstiq to bring our symphonic vision to life and on drums we had David Diepold from Obscura join us. So please CLICK HERE and check out the lyric video for the song.
This song was inspired by this artwork that Visual Amnesia did for our 20th Anniversary. The original artwork was in black and white for the merch but we got him to do a coloured version specially for the release. We hope you guys dig the artwork.
We also have merch with this artwork.
If you own this t-shirt, take a picture wearing it and reply to this email. We'll send you a free download of our new song on 15th March when it releases. If you didn't buy it earlier you can still buy it now. You can buy it after 6 months and we'll still give you the download. So remember. If you own this t-shirt, at any point send us a photo wearing it and you will get a download of the new song.
You can order it from these links.
Thank you all once again for being super awesome!
Cheers & Stay Demonic!
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Irish grindcore / death metal legends Abaddon Incarnate are releasing a brand new full length after a gap of eight years, with the last one coming out way back in 2014 on Candlelight Records. Since their inception in the early '90s, they've augmented their sound by adding elements to make it even more effective and varied without diminishing their intensity. This is possibly the best expression of the grindcore / death metal hybrid that they've achieved thus far. As the album is quite diverse, three songs are streaming on Bandcamp HERE and on the YouTube channel here.
Having been active since the '90s, Irish grindcore / death metal legends have only perfected their sound over the years, creating a quintessential blend of both the styles. They've come a long way from their explosive, highly caustic album 'Nadir' that put them on the map and have since then imbibed more death metal influences to improve upon their expression, adding better structure and nuance to their music. On their latest full length, their sixth, they've expanded upon their sound like never before, injecting myriad elements from thrash riffing to atmospheric passages and stringing them together using staggering transitions, and turning it into a fascinating beast of an album.
Every song here offers something different, some even climaxing into a terrific breakdown or shapeshifting into something mind-blowing. The Wretched Sermon is easily their most diverse and expressive album yet, meticulously written to flesh out every nuance, while keeping things brisk and intense. Abaddon Incarnate are in top form here, crafting a potent and relevant album that's bound to go down as one of the best ones in this grindcore / death metal vein in recent years.
In Mexico there is a command of the dead called Aztlan. The band formed in 2018 and mixes Mexican folk music with the sound of metal. The concept of Aztlan is to expose the Mexican culture from ancient times like Aztecs and Mayan to the present day with the sound of Mariachi and Prehispanic Music through a world full of mysticism. The image of the band evokes the traditional ‘Day of the Dead’.
The group released their first album, Mexico Inmortal (2019), and it explored for the first time the mix of acoustic and electric sounds, evoking the old Aztec dances with an aggressive sound. The following album, Legion Mexica (2020), showed the mix of mariachi becoming more and more noticeable in each of the songs with ancestral stories such as the Mictlan forming the themes. The Mictlan is the Aztec underworld, the City of the Dead, it is the place where they have to go through nine levels until they reach eternal life in the presence of Mictlantecuhtli The Lord of Death.
Aztlan completed their 3rd album, Revolución, in 2021 and will be released via Sliptrick Records this year.
Band links: Official Website | Facebook | YouTube | Instagram | On Sliptrick
Behemoth, the high priests of extreme metal have announced their 12th studio album, Opvs Contra Natvram, their most thought-provoking and arresting collection to date, set for release on September 16th, via Nuclear Blast. The album's first single, 'Ov My Herculean Exile' arrives today, alongside a cinematic official video, directed by Zuzanna Plisz.
The 10 chapters of fury that make up Opvs Contra Natvram were written and recorded over the course of a very strange year for the globe - a situation which only heightened the level of craft seen in these 43 minutes and 15 seconds of searing wrath. As with previous studio outings, Opvs… was produced by Behemoth, with mixing by studio legend Joe Barresi (Nine Inch Nails, Tool, QOTSA, Alice in Chains).
Renowned for his meticulous attention to detail and absolute creative control of Behemoth’s world, frontman and band visionary, Adam 'Nergal' Darski revelled in the depressurised environment afforded by the pandemic. It meant that for nearly the first time since the band’s inception over 30 years ago, there was no deadline to observe, allowing for a nearly unprecedented level of attention to the process of writing and recording. Beyond any confines of genre, Behemoth have grown to become nothing less than the personification of rebellion, individuality and unflinching self-expression informed by a literate worldview and worldliness that’s resulted in a locking of horns with everything from the mainstream press to the Polish Catholic church – most notably manifesting in Nergal’s trial for blasphemy in 2010 that only served to expose the deep-seated hypocrisies that his music seeks to challenge.
“The album title means going against the current. It’s the negative of the values and morals and ethics that I stand against. I’ve seriously been wrestling with destructive tendencies in pop culture - cancel culture, social media, and tools which I feel are very dangerous weapons in the hands of people who are not competent to judge others. That’s something which I find very destructive and disturbing - and extremely limiting coming from an artists’ perspective. This is my middle finger to that. There’s a song on the record called 'Neo-Spartacvs'. Spartacus was one of the most iconic rebels in history who went against the most powerful empire of all time. In the end, it’s me screaming, ‘I Am Spartacus, and so are you!’ I want to spark that flame of rebellion. If something seems wrong then stand up to it!”
Album artwork: Anton 'Strss893' Pavsyuk
Opvs Contra Natvram tracklist:
THE DEATHLESS SUN
OV MY HERCULEAN EXILE
OFF TO WAR!
ONCE UPON A PALE HORSE
THY BECOMING ETERNAL
Opvs Contra Natvram features twin cover art available in both black and white and will be released in the following array of physical formats, certain to thrill collectors of limited editions:
Canadian progressive death metal quintet Truent have released the official video for new single "This Verdant Coil," a track from forthcoming album Through The Vale of Earthly Torment.
The single is also available on all the usual digital platforms.
Truent will self-release their full-length debut album, Through The Vale of Earthly Torment, on June 17. Pre-order below.
The band previously released the official video for album track "The Last Hunt," which is available at: youtu.be/i9slBGYesLc
Born in a small town outside of Vancouver, BC, Truent is an exhilarating Canadian metal act on the rise. Combining massive riffs, head-spinning technicality, and sharp song writing, Truent has crafted a crushing brand of groove-laden progressive death metal that is uniquely their own.
The band has released the following statement concerning the forthcoming new album:
"Written and recorded while the world was being ravaged by the pandemic, Through the Vale of Earthly Torment was an exercise in escapism for us from the grim realities of life in turbulent times. While not a concept album in the traditional sense, we turned to themes of mythology and lore, exploring how people from all corners of the globe across all time periods have used myths to create vivid descriptions of their values. Each song centres itself around a creature or deity, and each of these entities are made to represent one of the seven deadly vices, giving the album a consistent through-line to follow.
Musically, we expanded our sound with influences from all across the heavy music spectrum in order to create the most dynamic record we could. The songs weave together pummelling and technical riffs, triumphant choruses, and a number of oddball moments that hit seemingly from nowhere. There’s a wide mix of subgenres and sounds we explore throughout the album, often within the same song. We incorporate elements of everything from tech death to thrash metal to metallic hardcore into the records core sound of groove-filled progressive death metal. We do not want to be an easy band to categorize, and we feel this record is our most diverse work to date."
Truent has spent the last few years cultivating a strong following throughout Western Canada. With two EPs, multiple tours of the region, and shows supporting the likes of Archspire and Voivod, the band earned themselves a spot on AltPress’ list of “50 rising Canadian bands to keep on your radar."
With these experiences under their belt, Truent entered the studio in the spring of 2021 with producer Tim Creviston (Spiritbox, Angelmaker, Misery Signals) to record their debut full-length album, Through the Vale of Earthly Torment, to be released June 17, 2022
Symphonic death metal maestros Septicflesh have revealed a striking lyric video, accompanying their magnificent new single "A Desert Throne'. Depicting a desolate, desert wasteland, completely void of humanity as we know it - one hopes that the end of times is a farfetched, distant future...
Septicflesh's forthcoming studio record Modern Primitive will be released on May 20th, 2022. Pre-order it via various formats and stream the new single now at: https://septicflesh.bfan.link/a-desert-throne.ema
The band commented:
"This is a more epic song with dominant dramatic melodies. Will mankind be leaving behind a barren Earth as its legacy? A desert planet like Mars? For the visualization of the song, a small animation sequence was created by Cloud Factory and was 'dressed' appropriately with the lyrics of the song. Enjoy!"
Pre-order your copy of Modern Primitive here: - https://septicflesh.bfan.link/hierophant.ema
Chilean death metal horde Suppression are now streaming their full-length debut, The Sorrow of Soul Through Flesh. The album is available on Friday, April 25 on Unspeakable Axe Records.
Decibel Magazine is offering an exclusive, early chance to hear one of this year's most anticipated old-school death metal releases. Stream The Sorrow of Soul Through Flesh now at this location.
Featuring two former members of thrash maniacs Ripper, Suppression offer 10 tracks of disgusting, thrash technical death metal. Unspeakable Axe Records will release The Sorrow of Soul Through Flesh on CD and digital formats April 25. Vinyl treatment coming via Dark Descent Records later this year.
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The Sorrow of Soul Through Flesh was mixed and mastered by Colin Martson (Gorguts) with artwork by Paolo Girardi. The album follows the Repugnant Remains EP, released in 2019 on Unspeakable Axe Records.
Australian black / death metal band Denouncement Pyre is premiering a music video for a new song titled "Hung Like Swine". The track is taken from the band's upcoming album "Forever Burning", due out June 17th on Agonia Records.
"Forever Burning" is the fourth instalment from the Melbourne-based band and follow-up to "Black Sun Unbound" (2016). As a monument of black/death chaos, this collection of songs "represents a fiery will that cannot be broken," comments D (guitars/vocals). "A homage to the triumph and tribulations of those who walk the path of fire. With the limitations of the mundane world fiercely aligned against us, we charge forth, unwavering, unbound! Forever Burning!"
The album was recorded at the band's own studio, apart from drums, which were recorded at The Black Lodge Studio by Joel Taylor. Mixes took place at I-HQ (Nocturnal Graves, Order of Orias) with Jarro Raphael and mastering at High Voltage Audio with James Frazzetto. The cover artwork was crafted by Mitchell Nolte (Aborted, Mystifier, Lucifers Child). Elizabeth D’Aprano shot new band photos.
Denouncement Pyre is active in metal underground since 2003. Prior to signing with Agonia Records in June of 2021, the band released a string of various EPs & 7”s, and conjured three full-length albums through Hells Headbangers Records; "World Cremation" (2010), "Almighty Arcanum" (2013) and "Black Sun Unbound" (2016). Amidst extensively touring throughout their native Australia, they brought their live show to New Zealand and USA, during Maryland Deathfest in 2016.
Indian metal veterans Demonic Resurrection recently returned with a new track in March 2022 called 'The Eye Of Eternity'. This was the first new music from the band in 5 years. Now they've dropped their 2nd single 'The Mask'
This track, like the previous features Benighted drummer Kevin Paradis and Australian keyboard sensation Misstiq who recently joined the band Earth Caller as a full time member. The rest of the line-up includes vocalist/guitarist Demonstealer who also recorded the bass and newly recruited lead guitarist Aditya Swaminathan (Kill The King).
The track has been inspired by the artwork of Michal 'Xaay' Loranc who created the artwork for the band’s 20th-anniversary merchandise line. Michal has worked with bands such as Behemoth, Nile and Vader.
The track has been mixed and mastered by ex-Demonic Resurrection guitarist Daniel Kenneth Rego and the lyric video was created by Abshishek Goswami from Sonicspawn Studios.
Fans who have purchased the 20th-anniversary merchandise are getting a free download of the song from the band as well.
Colombian Death Metal band The Scum stream their new single "Burial". The song is taken from "The Hunger", band's second highly anticipated album, set for the international release date on April 18th, 2022 via Wild Noise Productions and Satanath Records.
The project was created in 2013 in Manizales, city of the Eje Cafetero, cradle of extreme metal in Colombia. Their material has been released by the most important record labels in Colombia: Brutalized Records and Hatewoks, played shows in cities around their country and Ecuador and in some of the most important metal festivals in their region. The band was elected as openers for prominent acts as Destruction, Tim Ripper Owens, The Haunted, Pungent Stench.
Their material has been mixed and mastered by important musical producers in the international metal scene as Tomas Sogsberg and Andy Classen and their only professional video was directed by the most important horror director in Colombia Juan Diego Escobar. From the beginning The Scum has been strongly influenced by the horror genre in films and literature and the sounds of old school death metal.
They have released an EP in 2015 called “Self-Destructive Race”, a debut album entitled “Ashen” in 2018 that was mixed by Tomas Skogsberg in Sunlight studios and an EP also mixed by Tomas Skogsberg and mastered at Stage One Studio by Andy Classen named “Dead Eyes” (2020). Guest vocal was by Dave Ingram (Benediction). A video was made for the title track of the EP “Dead Eyes” directed by Colombian most important horror director Juan Diego Escobar. New album “The Hunger” mixed again in Sunlight Studios.
Frenetic music for those about Death Metal, raw and traditional. The Scum is the perfect combination of Old School extreme music and horror thematic. Coming from the cloudy mountains of Manizales, Colombia, The Scum is preparing a new album that will blow your brain out. Savage riffs, nasty growls and machine gun drum fills makes "The Hunger" a record you must have in your collection. If you enjoy bands like Entombed, Benediction, Unleashed, Napalm Death, Sinister, for sure "The Hunger" is a record you must have in your collection. Recorded and mixed at Bad Home Studio Manizales (Colombia). Mastered in Unisound AB (Sweden) by legendary producer Dan Swanö. All music by Santiago De Los Ríos, Mauricio Aristizabal, Jose Fernando Ospina. All lyrics by Jose Fernando Ospina. All guitar solos were recorded by Julian Gil Monroy. Cover art by The Art of Yan Sek. Layout and booklet by Ana Caballero.
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