Saturnal Records announces the signing of RottenDawn. Hailing from Finland, RottenDawn is an experienced and aspiring group of old-school Finnish metal pioneers in a fresh, new package from such bands as Protected Illusion, Unholy, Sinisthra, and Impaled Nazarene.
Founded by Joni Halmetoja (guitars) and Make Mäkinen (guitars), the earliest stages of RottenDawn began already back in the first quarter of this decade in the capital of Finland, Helsinki. But it wasn't until 2014 when things really started to progress towards the band's current musical style - simply, very heavy music - when Pasi Äijö (Unholy) joined the RottenDawn ranks for vocal and bass duties. Still, later on, the band found its footing when Mikael Arnkil (Impaled Nazarene) was asked to join as drummer during spring 2017, completing this heavy mixture of dark, harmonic doom and death metal - or, as described by the band, "Rotten Doom Metal."
RottenDawn is currently working on their upcoming, as-yet-untitled debut album, which will be released through Saturnal Records in late 2018 / early 2019. Every member of the band has countless miles of heavy metal music - or history in music, in general - behind them, and that can be heard from RottenDawn's unique, grooving old-school death metal / doom mixture.
Hear for yourself with the first official track, "Dusk Demons," which can be heard HERE at Saturnal's official YouTube channel. For more info, consult the links below.
Pasi Äijö - vocals and bass
Joni Halmetoja - guitars
Markku Mäkinen - guitars
Mikael Arnkil - drums
Nekrohowl, an entity that has already marked themselves as a formidable force in the South Asian metal scene with their deadliest sound and intense live annihilation. Their upcoming debut EP "Epitome of Morbid" is a must a listen for those -- who love putrid form of death metal music.
No Clean Singing exclusively Streamed the second track "Blasphemy Still Unnamed", which can be found at this location.
Originally started as a death metal quartet in the crypt of Dhaka, Bangladesh, Nekrohowl was formed a year ago by the members of acclaimed local acts like Abominable Carnivore, Dissector, Enmachined and Homicide. A death evoking, rotten sounding rehearsal demo was soon manifested, which was followed by an oversea live annihilation on the other side of the Bengal — Kolkata, India. With the vilest form of sound and high-powered live performances, they have marked their place as a formidable force in the realm of South Asian extreme metal music.
Earlier in the year, the band encountered with lineup issues, when the vocalist and drummer had to left the band, but that did not stop Nekrohowl from blazing fiercely; Warmonger (Warhound, Ex: Orator) as a replacement in the position of drum-hammering and Obliterator taking over the charge of vocal duty turned them as a power trio, and this incident marks a significant step forward for the band. Climbing to the peak of their powers with this monstrous lineup, the bestial trio embarked on a mini-tour, named as “Agonize and Excruciate Tour 2017”, to support Japanese death metal maestro Desecravity at their Dhaka, Kolkata and Shilong live dates.
Debut EP “Epitome of Morbid” is undeniably the most anticipating metal release from the country. With 05 tracks (including an intro), clocking in at around 20 minutes, the EP incorporates the captivating intricacy of Suffocation, sheer gruesomeness of Autopsy, belligerent tone of Immolation, vitriolic intensity of Morbid Angel, demon invoking power of Hellhammer, and malefic darkness of Dead Congregation. The song structures clearly demonstrate the members’ sole object of the exercise, and it is nothing but to play the hard-hearted form of death metal music. Whereas many contemporary old school rooted extreme metal bands from the subcontinent fail to sustain the primitive atmosphere because of the production, Nekrohowl has cautiously maintained that dark, rotten vibe of old school death metal within these tracks.
Limited number of copies of the EP will be released locally in digipak format, which will be followed by cassette issue from Malaysian label Diabolicurst Productions, and cd, cassette and vinyl release from American label Slaugherhouse Records. An EP launching gig will take place in Dhaka during the local digipak release date on 30th September, 2017.
International and Asian releases will take place later of this year
All tracks recorded, mixed and mastered at Music Theater
Obliterator — Guitars/ Vocals
Sadist — Bass
Warmonger — Drums
Cover Art: Grasen Artstyle
Nekrohowl plays abhorrent and paroxysmal form of death metal in the uncanniest path of legendary 90's era death metal period. The troop consists of the members from some of the finest bands from Bangladesh, including Homicide, Nafarmaan, Enmachined and Warhound.
Toilet Ov Hell premiered "Mortal Incubation" — first single from their debut upcoming EP, "Epitome of Morbid". The track can be streamed at this location.
Nekrohowl originally started as a 4-piece Death Metal band, consisting of members of some other prestigious local extreme metal band. Soon they released their menacing demo and invaded Kolkata. Currently they are active as a trio and their monstrous line-up consists of Obliterator (Homicide), Sadist (Enmachined, Nafarmaan) and Warmonger (Warhound, Ex-Orator).
Track "Mortal Incubation" will be a part of their upcoming EP, to be released within a few months.
Guitarist Obliterator States:
"The song resembles "death" as a person / entity with sheer omnipotence and ominous wrath against mortals. It is said that , the bringer of doom and darkness shall forever reign in the realm of man. The temptation to devastate human in flesh will summon ultimate excruciating."
Icelandic old school death metal band Narthraal unleashed their debut album named "Screaming From The Grave". The album is released May 26th via Finnish label Inverse Records.
Listen to the whole album on Spotify: http://spoti.fi/2rm5NGi
The band also released a music video "Death Of The Undying" and it is available here: http://bit.ly/2q1OzNJ Earlier this week they released a lyric video from the track "Feed The Pig" Check it out from here: http://bit.ly/2r2dC2M
Narthraal started their album release tour yesterday with their fellow countrymen Alchemia in Poland and are still heading to Czech Republic and Slovakia.
Old school melodic death metal band from St. Petersburg, Russia, Reclaim The Future to release its debut album “The Last Quiet Day” on May, 26 through Musica Productions.
First single “Lifestyle” listen in Youtube clip: https://youtu.be/FXnsFKskML
Denmark's Mental Coma sign to Horror Pain Gore Death Productions; "Fragments Of Democracy" set for release on July 1st
Mental Coma make their Horror Pain Gore Death Productions debut with the new album "Fragments Of Democracy"! Hailing from Denmark, Mental Coma play old school aggressive Thrash Metal anno 1983-1991 in the vein of Sepultura, Dark Angel, Kreator, Slayer and Testament. "Fragments Of Democracy" displays intense, hard hitting speed with high tempos, blazing guitar solos and angry vocals which tell the real horror story that is the human condition. Lyrical themes revolve around politicians and the wealthiest people of the world exploiting the rest of the planet as slaves, without the world knowing it. Mental Coma have successfully crafted an album that is a fast, non-stop assault of punishing, authentic Thrash which holds nothing back... turn it up! For fans of Artillery, Demolition Hammer, Destruction, Exodus, Laaz Rockit, Morbid Saint, Municipal Waste, Num Skull, Sodom and Whiplash.
Pre-order the CD for only $10 with free shipping at http://www.horrorpaingoredeath.com/store/hpgd130.html
Pre-order the Digital Download for only $6.66 at https://hpgd.bandcamp.com/album/fragments-of-democracy
Danish old school heavy metallers Savage Machine have signed a worldwide management deal with German based Rock'N'Growl Management. Savage Machine will be entering the Jailhouse Studios this summer to record their debut album, "Abandon Earth", with Tommy Hansen (Pretty Maids, Jorn, Helloween) at the controls.
Savage Machine states:
"The debut album will consist of 9-10 tracks of good Savage Machine Old School Heavy Metal, of which you have already have become acquainted with “Event Horizon” and “Savior”, prequels to the album recorded last year. This is going be one hell of a ride – stay tuned metal friends."
Comment drummer Martin Helbo:
"We are very happy to have signed with Rock'N'Growl. We have worked with Axel before as he did promotion for our latest EP and singles and has been very pleased with his work. Axel seems like a guy who is really passionate about the bands he work with. Needless to say we are very excited to see what the future brings. Welcome to the family, Axel!"
Rock’N’Growl Management adds:
“We are proud to welcome Savage Machine to the Rock’N’Growl family! They did hell of a job with the EP 'Through The Iron Forest' and the singles 'Event Horizon' and 'Savior'. We cannot wait to announce more great stuff coming from the Danish defenders of Metal 'Savage Machine'.”
'Altars of Madness', the classic debut album from Floridian extreme metal legends Morbid Angel, is available now on limited edition Full Dynamic Range vinyl.
Originally released in 1989, 'Altars of Madness' introduced the raw, technical lethality of Morbid Angel to the world and has consistently been ranked as one of the greatest death metal albums of all time.
'Altars of Madness' has now been specially remastered from the original tapes in Full Dynamic Range (FDR) audio, allowing the music's nuances to shine through and giving the whole album a more ferocious sound than ever before.
'Altars of Madness' is available now on Full Dynamic Range vinyl in black, as well as the following limited edition colours:
100 Ghoul Green in Black & White Sleeve (SOLD OUT!)
200 Ghoul Green (SOLD OUT!)
300 Evil Spells Purple
400 Immortal White
500 Blasphemy Yellow
Get 'Altars of Madness' on Full Dynamic Range vinyl now in Europe at http://webstore.earache.com/morbid-angel or in North America at http://uswebstore.earache.com/morbid-angel
The Full Dynamic Range edition of 'Altars of Madness' is also available now on iTunes here
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