Hailing from Beijing, Ancestor is one of the foremost old-school thrash metal bands from China. They have been creating headbangers since 2007. Their musical style is in the vein of early Teutonic thrash and the lyrical themes deal with the injustices of life and the philosophical dilemmas of being human.
In 2018, Ancestor's debut full-length album "Lords of Destiny" was released via Awakening Records, which was met with rave reviews and was included in many top 5 and top 10 lists for 2018. The CD version sold out within 6 months (LTD. 1000), while the cassette version (LTD. 200) was released by Eerie Hint Productions and instantly sold out.
Now, the vinyl version will be released via Awakening Records on August 18th. With aggressive riffs, transcendental melodies, and thought-provoking lyrics, "Lords of Destiny" captivates and assaults. The solemn, artistic seriousness that is offered will leave you spellbound and hungry for more. Mastered for vinyl by Patrick W. Engel at Temple of Disharmony.
● 12" VINYL 33 ⅓ RPM
● 180G HEAVYWEIGHT VINYL
● 350GSM GATEFOLD JACKET
● 250GSM CARDBOARD INSERT
● BLACK VINYL (LTD. 300)
● VIOLET VINYL (LTD. 100)
● SPLATTER VINYL (LTD. 100)
Out on August 18th, 2021
Peruvian Thrash / Death Metal band Maze Of Terror, have just released a lyric video of the song "Priest of the Ancient Ones" as the second advanced single from their upcoming 2nd full-length album that will see the light through Xtreem Music and that will be titled "Offer to the Fucking Beasts" which will be released on CD and Digital formats, on August 26th.
You can watch the video here: https://youtu.be/SVBe5wcKVTQ
"Offer to the Fucking Beasts" contains 10 songs of an intense, savage and catchy Thrash/ Death influenced by bands like INFERNÄL MÄJESTY, MERCILESS, MASSACRA, PROTECTOR, DEMOLITION HAMMER, SARCÓFAGO... and the cover art has been created by US artist Karl Dahmer.
Austrian Death/Thrash metal act Cyrox have signed a licensing deal with Wormholedeath for the release of their album "Beyond Control". More info coming soon!
The music of Cyrox can roughly be described as a mixture between Death and Thrash Metal, whereby they try to fit into no genre specifically. The influences range from Rock to Black Metal.
Cyrox has the following to say about their signing and new album:-
"We are very excited to become a part of the WormHoleDeath family. This marks the next big step for our band and we are ready to take it. With the worldwide release of our debut album „Beyond Control“ we are proud of the opportunity to take our music out there and show the metal fans our take on real Austrian Metal. We are looking forward to a long and great relationship. Lets riff!"
"The album is about things you have to deal with in your personal life, whether its physical or psychological and you have no influence on it. For example the song “Frozen In Life” is written from the view of a man who is in a vegetative state and wants his life to be ended. The song “My Insanity” is about sleep paralysis. Gernot and Andreas came up with the concept and the lyrics after the songs were done instrumentally."
Cyrox gives their accounts of how the band started and how they are nowadays:-
"The band was founded under the name Black Void in February 2016 in Leoben, Austria, by drummer Markus Antoniol from St. Stefan Ob Leoben and guitarist Gernot Weber from Eisenerz, who have been friends since early youth and played together in various bands.
We soon found our second guitarist Christian Gallmayer, who is a colleague of Markus. For about a month we were looking for a bass player, when Gernot heard about a guitarist named Andreas Fahrleitner who was doing a solo cover show in his home town of Radmer. Gernot watched some clips of his show and contacted him if he was interested in joining the band, which he did, so Gernot switched from guitar to bass.
The next problem, however, was that Andreas and Christian had to do their military service in the Austrian army for six months, so they didn't really have time to make music. So the band took a break until November 2016.
Finally, Manuel Kirchleitner from Trofaiach joined the band as a singer, who is also a colleague of Markus and Christian. We changed the name from Black Void to Cyrox and started jamming again and soon the first songs were born.
Our first gig was in December 2017 in Eisenerz, Austria. From that on we played live on a regular basis up till the first lockdown in Austria in March 2020. In May 2020 Christian Gallmayer left the band, because of private circumstances which didn’t allow him to put any more time in the band. He was replaced in June 2020 by Leo Buchegger.
In April 2021 Markus Antoniol had to leave the band, he was replaced in May 2021 by Andreas Tobias."
Since their debut, Hangok (1994), the four-piece around singer / guitarist Zoltán “Zoli” Farkas has regularly delivered new power to their devotees. With their return to form on Reborn, Ektomorf impressively showcase their undeniable thrash metal power. Today, they’ve released a new video for their single “Fear Me” off Reborn!
Guitarist & Singer Zoltán “Zoli” Farkas about “Fear Me”:
“One more video from the Reborn album, dedicated to the Ektomorf family across the globe! I hope this will make your day! “Fear Me“ is tight and heavy riffs, with some amazing harmonies in the mid part. I send this song to those in my life who deserve it on a maximum level! You’re welcome to do the same.”
Watch the Music Video for “Fear Me” HERE:
Only three years after the release of their chart-breaking full-length, Fury (2018), Reborn ignites a blazing fire with its heavy sound and harsh lyrics that will burn any genre limitations to the ground. Their 15th studio album breathes the spirit of the “Big Four” – Metallica, Slayer, Anthrax and Megadeth – while at the same time, beginning a completely independent new chapter of Ektomorf.
Greek Thrash / Death metal combo Deathcraeft have signed with Wormholedeath a deal for the release of their album "On Human Devolution", out on 16 07 2021 worldwide.
"On Human Devolution" is Deathcraeft's debut concept album - self-released by the band almost a year ago. The story is set in the world of the Cthulhu Mythos, originally created by prolific writer H.P.Lovecraft, and the music is an amalgamation of various extreme styles of metal (thrash, death, black). It was produced at Infinite Loop music studio (Ioannina, Greece) and mastered by well-known mastering engineer Peter In de Betou."
After gathering many positive reviews on online media - but also through magazines, the band, in their effort to bring their music to wider audience, sought the help of WormWholeDeath Rec. Label who will be releasing the album on digital format starting from July, 16th, 2021. With the pandemic hopefully coming to an end, the band plans to return to gigging in order to support the album.
Deathcraeft is a thrash / death metal band from Greece. It was formed in 2017 by guitarist Kostas Kalampokas who, after attending Berklee College of music created a recording studio business in his hometown, Ioannina. After producing albums for various bands he created Deathcraeft and started working on the band's debut album titled "On Human Devolution".
It is a concept album based on H.P. Lovecraft's writings and the Cthulhu Mythos he created, but at its core it deals with socio-political issues. Soon after, new members were added in the band's line-up and its present stable formation consisted of:
Due to the epidemic taking over the whole world Deathcraeft didn't have an opportunity of doing any live shows but they hope this will change. when concerts will be once more part of our lives. Currently, not wasting any time, the band is working on their next release. Iä! Iä! Cthulhu Fhtagn!
Nikonas Tsolakos – Vocals
Kostas Kalampokas – Guitar
Pantelis Floudas – Guitar
Christos Zois – Bass
Christos Doukas – Drums
German death / thrash metal band Entorx have unveiled their music video for "Morbid Rage" (taken from the album "Faceless Insanity") - https://youtu.be/1wZXErW1zn8
The band shared their thoughts about the music video:-
"We felt very early that "Morbid Rage" had to be equipped with a video. The song is in stark contrast to itself and the lyrics. So what could be more obvious than creating a special video for it? Have fun and always stay sane! :)"
Since 2009, Entorx have provided rough, atmospheric and complex death / thrash metal, with a blend of progressive music. Pushing and playful drums collide with mighty walls of guitars, which are underpinned by driving and highly variable bass compositions. René’s blood-curdling vocals cap it all, while seamlessly changing to impressive clean vocals.
In 2020, Entorx increased their range massively. Their previously released EP "Theta Waves“ and LP "Broken Ways“ are highly praised: a more than solid foundation is already pounded. Also, they are known for their energetic and precise live performances.
After tightening the screws creating a new album for a few years, Entorx are ready for the next level. Their new and highly anticipated album "Faceless Insanity" is a very dark and aggressive brew; simultaneously more playful than its highly praised predecessor "Broken Ways“. The band's more demanding technical and bleak arrangements are a real pleasure for fans of bands like DARKANE, REVOCATION, OPETH, GOJIRA and HATE!
Entorx are continuously active as a live act and can look back on more than 140 concerts. They successfully had the chance to demonstrate their musicianship at various festivals, like Metallergrillen, Knüppelnacht, Waldpark Open Air, Rhein Neckar Metal Festival and Metal Infection.
Bay Area Thrashers Infex will self-release "Burning In Exile" August 13 on CD, digital, and limited edition red translucent 12" vinyl formats. The official video for album track "Acid Reign" is available at youtu.be/EDjRsqTlfCE
Though the sound of "Burning In Exile" is firmly anchored in a ripping form of thrash metal, elements of old school hardcore and crossover metal are present as well. Having grown up during the Thrash Metal heyday and listening to genre pioneers like Exodus, Kreator, Destruction, Slayer, Dark Angel and the like, along with old-school hardcore influences like Discharge, Attitude Adjustment, Cryptic Slaughter, DRI, and Excel, Infex blends the styles of all these and more into a raw outpouring of aggression and anger.
"Burning In Exile" was recorded at Trident Studios in Martinez, CA (Machine Head, Vio-Lence, Testament, Exodus). It was produced, engineered, mixed and mastered by Juan Urteaga. Infex booked the studio time in late 2019 and began recording in March of 2020, right as the Covid-19 pandemic became serious. Due to the lockdown, the recording sessions were spaced out further than anticipated, resulting in the inspiration for the album title, "Burning in Exile".
The band's album release show happens on August 14 at 3 Disciples Brewing in Santa Rosa, California.
Infex was formed in 2010 by Jack and Phil, who met via Craigslist while searching for others with similar interests. At their early jam sessions the beer and the riffs flowed freely and songs started to take shape fairly quickly. In 2011 after jamming with several drummers with mostly lacklustre results, the two met drummer Corey, who stylistically fit in from the get go. A few months and several bass players later Dave came on board to round out the line-up and the band started playing shows, their first performance being in February of 2012. The group released debut full-length album Circling The Drain in August of that year.
In late 2012, Phil stepped down from the band to focus on his family, and Infex soldiered on as a trio, while searching for a suitable replacement. Finally in early 2014, the band recruited Derek from the ashes of Bay Area Thrash youngsters Dizastor. This line-up lasted for a year, until Derek moved on to pursue other musical interests.Not faltering, Infex took some time off from the local scene to begin recording their second release, Killing for Jesus (January 2016), and in that process ended up recruiting Aaron on lead guitar.
In 2017 Infex went on tour with crossover legends D.R.I. as well as playing with Exodus’ two night residency at San Francisco's The Chapel. Aaron left the band in late 2017 to pursue other interests, so the band enlisted Adam Weber (Embryonic Devourment) on lead guitar.
In 2018 Dave retired from music to manage his son’s band and Infex recruited Ronald Morten-Maystein (RC) on bass. Invigorated with the new line-up and a new LP scheduled for release in summer of 2021, Infex has once again hit the local Bay Area live circuit and are currently working on booking tours to support the ensuing release.
French brutal black thrash metal band Conquerors have signed with Music Records for the release of their new album "Stormbringer" which will be released on May 21, 2021. Now they have released their new single "Dawn Of War"; taken from the new album. Listen now on Music Records official YouTube channel: https://youtu.be/mHxu8cR-l4s
At the same time, Conquerors will reissue the album "Dawn of War" with a new mix.
The mixing and mastering of "Dawn Of War" and "Strombringer" will be done at the Track Down Music studio; Music-Records own recording studio. "Stormbringer" will be distributed in France, Europe, USA, Canada, Asia & Oceania as well as on more than 250 digital platforms.
Conquerors was founded on July 13th, 2013 by Morty (guitar and vocals), Hordos (drums) and Ottar (bass). The band's first self-produced EP, “Deceptive Condolences” was released in March 2014.
With the release of the first album "Conqueror" in April 2015, Conquerors takes a turn that will direct him to his current style. Ottar left the band at the same time and Conquerors played for several years as a duo.
Anfauglith joined the project in May 2018 on bass and then on drums from December 2018. The band's second album "Dawn Of War" was released in February 2019 and definitely marks the style of Conquerors: 'Brutal Black Thrash Metal'.
French Thrash Metal band Dead Tree Seeds present their new lyric video "Thru God For Vengeance" from their album "Push the Button".
From the ashes of the Thrash Triakanthos project, Nico and Alex decided in 2009 to continue the adventure, and completed a line-up by finding Franck on guitar, Tom on bass and Alban "Shamane" on vocals.
The foundations of a solid band resolutely oriented towards old-school thrash are laid. The band makes its first concerts in very modest rooms but keeps a steady rhythm. The arrival of Pierre to replace Franck gives a more technical and ambitious direction to the sound, without leaving aside the brutal violence and they continue to scour the halls of the Paris region (in particular the Bastille Stage) with a few dates in the south of France.
The style becomes more complex, going from a thrash inspired by the great classics of Metallica or Megadeth and Slayer, to the most violent fringe of the first Kreator or Sepultura, passing by some more groovy forays like Testament or Pantera. Finally in April 2013 the 1st album of Dead Tree Seeds (Seeds of Thrash) is released. Following this album, Pierre and Tom decide to leave the band to devote themselves to other projects, both musical and family.
2014, Aurelien (guitar) and Sidi (bass) joined the band, followed by numerous concerts almost everywhere in France with in particular the first part of Angelus Apatrida.2016 marks yet another change following the departure of Alban in Germany and that of Nico for musical differences.
Dead Tree Seeds continues its journey and composes 8 songs in order to prepare the recording of the 2nd album in line with the first.
At the end of 2017 Ivanne on guitar and at the start of 2018 Frank Vortex on vocals joined the band with directly 3 concerts in 2018 including the first parts of no return, Mercyless, Insanity Alert... In early 2019, Ivanne left the band for professional reasons and was replaced in the process by Francois.
April 2020, the group signs with the Music Records label for the release of the 2nd album "Push the Button" scheduled for July 2020 (digital) and October 2020 (physical).
One of the earliest Australian bands to play thrash/speed metal, Nothing Sacred was conceived in Melbourne, Australia in 1983. Unleashing their debut EP "Deathwish" in early 1985, launching the band as one of the most sought-after pit makers with the record's title track becoming a classic within the Australian metal scene. In 1988, the band unleashed their first full-length entitled "Let Us Prey" on Cleopatra Records. Unfortunately a year after the LP's release, the band disbanded in 1989. Lead guitarist Mark Woolley, bassist Karl Lean and drummer Sham went on to contribute to Hobbs' Angel of Death's early work in the late 1980s. Woolley also appeared on Hobbs' first self-titled album in 1988. Vocalist Mick Burnham later joined short-lived Melbourne band Seizure in 1993.
Although their tenure was short-lived, Nothing Sacred still remains an underground metal phenomenon in Australia. Songs from the Deathwish EP still get airplay on several Australian metal radio programs.
In 2012, Nothing Sacred performed a series 30th anniversary shows with Ross Percy (Ion Drive, Little House Godz) joining George Larin on guitar that included a support slot for the ex-Iron Maiden vocalists Paul Di'Anno/Blaze Bayley Australian tour. Despite the success, the band agreed not to continue and returned to retirement.
In 2015, the band decided to re-activate with a line-up of Sham, Karl Lean, George Larin, Ross Percy, and new vocalist Chris Stark. A slot on Melbourne's Brewtality Metal Festival received positive reviews before the band embarked on a short tour of Japan, which inspired them to continue and lead the band to headline day one of the Steel Assassins Festival in Sydney.
Line-up changes again slowed the band, but with the addition of James Davies now on vocals and Stu Bedford on guitar, the band spent most of 2019 and 2020 writing and recording, what is now to be their first full length in over 30 years. Entitled "No Gods", the record is the Nothing Sacred's resurrection to the thrash world. With a wealth of experience, a bucket load of riffs, and a renewed energy for one of Australia’s longest-running metal bands.
The band adds:
"We think our return with this new album will be received well. We've made a conscious effort to not be one-dimensional. We picked a cross-section of tracks we thought would make the album interesting. Though eight of the tracks are brand new, we decided to add two tracks 'Final Crime' and 'Oracle' we wrote for our 2nd album in the late 80's, but never released."
To give fans a preview of what's to come, Nothing Sacred is sharing their music video for the first single "Final Crime".
The band comments:
"This is one of the two tracks we'd chosen for the No Gods album from our archives that we'd written many moons ago. I saw acid rain and smog, you saw the sunset and a rainbow. There’s no tomorrow just a blank, you’ve only got yourself to thank. Don’t tell me that you never knew, you thought that hope would pull you through. I think those are our favourite lines from Mick Burnham. There's nothing like stupid people doing nothing till it's too late. Though this is one of our favourite tracks for some reason, it was never properly recorded and released. Here she is in all her glory, enjoy!"
Watch the music video for "Final Crime" on Rockshots Records YouTube channel - https://youtu.be/uq27JF_5pXI
"No Gods" will be released on July 16, 2021 via Rockshots Records and available for pre-order at the following links:
ALBUM PRE ORDER - http://bit.ly/NoGodsCD
PRE SAVE - http://bit.ly/NoGodsDIGITAL
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