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Thursday, October 30, 2014

Metal Machine 'Nailed To The Cross' lyrics video released


“Nailed To The Cross“, a brand new lyrics video from metallers Metal Machine, can be viewed here. The track is taken from the band’s new album, “Free Nation“, which was released on October 24 via Dream Records. The video was created by Gustavo Freeze at Elborato Productions in Spain and edited by Axel W. of RockNGrowl.


Zvekan comments, “Nailed To The Cross is a great rocker in mid tempo. The story about two people and their co-dependenc in a very bad way. The figure of speech.”

Metal Machine recently posted an exclusive video interview with mastermind and singer “Csaba Zvekan“: link

Metal Machine is pure heavy metal with high pitch screams, thrashy riffs, blast beats drumming and powerful bass lines.

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Inquisition and Weedeater announce reissues in January


American black metallers Inquisition are announcing the reissue of their cult debut album 'Into The Infernal Regions Of The Ancient Cult', which was originally released in 1998. Already regarded as an underground classic, this black metal masterpiece will be available again on January 26th, 2015. For the occasion, renowned artist Paolo Girardi, who already created the cover art for Inquisition's latest album 'Obscure Verses For The Multiverse' (2013), designed a brand new artwork. You can watch it below.


The reissue of 'Into The Infernal Regions Of The Ancient Cult' will be available in several formats, including deluxe vinyl editions. Pre-orders will start in November on the Season of Mist shop.

Inquisition are still touring in support of 'Obscure Verses For The Multiverse', which is available in various formats via the Season of Mist shop. Actualised live dates can be found here.

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Notorious sludge outfit Weedeater will re-release their 2007 album 'God Luck and Good Speed' on January 26th, 2015. 'God Luck and Good Speed' is streaming here and will be available for pre-order via the Season of Mist shop in November.

The North Carolina-based band have finished recording their eagerly awaited new full-length album, which will be the first for Season of Mist, with their long-time engineer Steve Albini (High On Fire, Neurosis, Nirvana, Helmet). More details will soon be revealed in future mailings.

Artwork and tracklist of 'God Luck and Good Speed' are shown below:


1. God Luck and Good Speed
2. Wizard Fight
3. For Evan's Sake
4. Alone
5. $20 Peanut
6. It Is What It Is
7. Gimme Back My Bullets (Lynyrd Skynyrd cover)
8. Weed Monkey
9. Willow

Season of Mist recently reissued Weedeater's first two albums, 'Sixteen Tons' and '...And Justice for Y'all'. The long out of print albums are now available on vinyl for the first time, as well as on CD and digitally at the Season of Mist shop, Bandcamp, and legal download & streaming platforms



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Disperse premiere new video clip


Progressive metal outfit Disperse have released a new music video for the track "Message from Atlantis", which can be seen here.

The song is taken from the Poles' critically acclaimed album, 'Living Mirrors', which is still available at the Season of Mist shop.

The album, which has been called "mesmerizing" (Prog Archives), "one of the top albums of the year" (Got-Djent.com), and "an album that puts them above and beyond many other bands" (It Djents) is streaming in full at the Disperse Bandcamp page, where the group is also offering a free download of the track "Profane the Ground".

A previous Disperse clip for the track "Enigma of Abode" is streaming here.

Artwork and tracklisting of 'Living Mirrors' can be viewed below:


1. Dancing With Endless Love
2. Enigma of Abode
3. Profane the Ground
4. Prana
5. Message from Atlantis
6. WOW!
7. Universal Love
8. Be Afraid of Nothing
9. Unbroken Shiver
10. Touching the Golden Cloud
11. Butoh
12. Choices over Me
13. AUM

Disperse inject fresh momentum into the progressive genre. On their second full-length 'Living Mirrors' this young Polish band demonstrates that they have learned the essential grammar of their musical language by heart. There are moments of hovering fluidity taken from the void left by Pink Floyd. You will find the complexities of cascading syncopated breaks, odd-time signatures and all these tools of trade that Dream Theater brought close to perfection. And most of all, there is a strong undercurrent of Cynic’s playful approach in elegantly fusing hard metal sounds with just any style they deem appropriate ranging from jazz to electronic elements. Yet although Disperse reveal their roots, they already managed to shape a sound of their own on debut album 'Journey Through The Hidden Gardens' (2010). This was the fruit of long and hard labour since their founding in the Polish city of Przeworsk in December 2007. Disperse released a demo entitled 'Promo 2008' and quickly gained a reputation as an excellent live band, which earned them an invitation to the prestigious GO-Rock Festival among others. Their reputation spread rapidly and international shows including the UK Tech-Metal Fest in Alton as well as the Euroblast Festival in Germany followed. 'Living Mirrors' is witness to the Poles' amazingly fast growing skills as creative songwriters. There is a maturity and confidence in their arrangements that emphasise the melodic flow instead of utilising their considerable technical skills for self-service and showing off. Disperse make progressive rock and metal seem easy. Yet listen closely and you find an ocean full of amazing details!


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Blind Petition "Law & Order" - Cover, tracklist, release date: 14th November 2014


The release date of the new Blind Petition album "Law & Order" on CD and vinyl is November 14th 2014.

With their brand new album Law & Order, one of Austrians senior bands gives the proof that you still can count on them in the year 2014. On their newest output Blind Petition are presenting eleven hard rocking songs, having their roots in the late 70th and early 80th, but still sounding fresh and not outdated.

Already with the comeback album Bloody Reunion from 2007 the Austrians could set a big exclamation mark. 40 Years after their foundation in 1974 Blind Petition are stronger than ever. For lovers of authentic and timeless hard rock Law & Order is a must have.

Tracklist:
1. Like Hell
2. People
3. The Score
4. Law & Order
5. Highway Devils
6. God Of Rock`n roll
7. Down To The Ground
8. How Long
9. Feeling High
10. Won’t You
11. Blind Petition
Total Playing Time: 47:58 min

Line-up:
Johannes Bartsch – guitars
Bertl Bartsch – guitars
Thomas Gehrke – bass
Harald Bartsch – drums
David Strohmeier – vocals, guitars
Alienne – backing vocals


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Warrant "Metal Bridge" officially released


The album from Warrant "Metal Bridge" was officially released. The album is now available as CD and digital download.

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Here is an lyric video for Asylum by Warrant:


You can check an interview I did with Warrant here.

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Hate Eternal announce new drummer


Hate Eternal have announced Chason Westmoreland as their new drummer. The native of Las Vegas, USA has already laid down drum tracks for the band's forthcoming new album, which title and release date are yet to be announced. Westmoreland will also be joining the band on their ensueing tour cycle, which is scheduled to begin in spring 2015.

Twenty-five year old Chason Westmoreland has been behind the drum kit since the tender age of five, and internationally touring with renowned acts such as Fallujah, Burning The Masses, Enfold Darkness, and Oceano. Recent tour footage of the new Hate Eternal sticksman can be viewed here, while a collage of fresh behind-the-scenes studio footage and further details can be found at SickDrummer.com.


Hate Eternal founder and principal member Erik Rutan (guitar, vocals) comments on Westmoreland joining the band: "Chason is such an amazing talent and a very determined guy. He came down to try out in June and literally blew us away! We bonded instantly musically and personally, and JJ and I knew he was the right guy and drummer for Hate Eternal. Chason has a high motor, hits hard, plays fast and is a very diverse and dynamic player. The drums on this album have a very primal and visceral feel to them and I think he did a tremendous job on the recording. I cannot wait for us to get on tour and deliver the goods!"

Westmoreland states on joining the band and his contribution to the new album: "I am extremely honored to join Hate Eternal. The new material is very challenging and has a lot going on. I put everything I had into this album and I'm very excited about the results. I cannot wait to see what the future holds and get on the road with our new album!"

Recently signed to Season of Mist, Hate Eternal have been one of the leading death metal acts worldwide for over eighteen years. The band's five full-length albums are considered crucial genre touchstones, and Hate Eternal are a proven headliner across five continents.


Erik Rutan and bassist/vocalist J.J. Hrubovcak are still holed up in the bandleader's Mana Recording Studio (Cannibal Corpse, Mountain Goats, Goatwhore) and hard at work at the new Hate Eternal album, which is tentatively scheduled for early 2015.

Regarding the recording and the signing Rutan commented: "We are ecstatic about how the recording for our new album has been coming out so far, and our new label and home Season of Mist. We've worked very hard on crafting these songs to reflect our path, from our past to the present, and the journey of Hate Eternal and its members. Writing this album was a long and arduous process. It took a tremendous amount of determination, blood, and sweat to bring this all to fruition. We're super proud of what we've accomplished creatively, and excited at the prospect of releasing what we feel is our most powerful Hate Eternal material to date. Now it is time to bring this all to life! The recording process so far has been fantastic. I've never felt so focused and determined on a Hate Eternal record, and I know that this will be an album our listeners and supporters will truly appreciate. It represents an important milestone for me personally since 15 years ago both Hate Eternal began recording its first album and Mana Recording Studios was born. We have so much more news to share with you over the coming months. We cannot wait for you to hear this album!"

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Night Demon - debut album "Curse Of The Damned" will be released in Europe in January 2015


Steamhammer/SPV are set to start into the new year 2015 with a new promising US Metal band: Hailing from the city of Ventura an hour north of Los Angeles, Night Demon is a classic metal trio consisting of Jarvis Leatherby (bass, vocals), Brent Woodward (guitars) and Dusty Squires (drums) . The band has completed work on their debut full-length album Curse Of The Damned, featuring eleven brand new original tracks, and is slated for an early 2015 release on January 14 (Scandinavia), January 16 (Germany) and January 19 (rest of Europe) as CD, LP (+ bonus track) and download.

Night Demon unite the three members’ musical inspirations and influences ranging from old-school metal greats such as Iron Maiden, Metallica, Diamond Head, Angel Witch, Riot and Saxon to punk legends The Misfits. But whilst the band`s music proudly exhibits these roots, it does so in a manner contemporary with modern times in every aspect.

Night Demon released their self-titled debut EP in April 2013, and to coincide with their massively extensive Europe tour of Spring 2014, they put out an expanded edition of the EP with four additional tracks. The Europe tour saw Night Demon successfully sign a european record deal with Steamhammer/SPV. They are currently garnering new converts in every town on a full North American Fall 2014 tour with Raven, and are primed for plenty of solid worldwide touring in the immediate and long-term future.

Tracklisting:

CD version
1. Screams In The Night
2. Curse Of The Damned
3. Satan
4. Full Speed Ahead
5. The Howling Man
6. Heavy Metal Heat
7. Livin' Dangerous
8. Mastermind
9. Run For Your Life
10. Killer
11. Save Me Now

LP version
Side 1

1. Screams In The Night
2. Curse Of The Damned
3. Satan
4. Full Speed Ahead
5. The Howling Man
6. Heavy Metal Heat

Side 2

1. Livin' Dangerous
2. Mastermind
3. Run For Your Life
4. Killer
5. Save Me Now
6. Road Racin`(bonus track)

European Tourdates 2015:
31.01. D-Würzburg - Posthalle (Metal Assault Festival)
07.02. D-Saalfeld - Klubhaus
14.03. D-Potsdam - Club Charlotte
21.03. D-Stuttgart - JH Hallschlag
03.04. NL-Stadskanaal - Very Eavy Fest
25.04. CH-Sargans - Karibik Bar
more dates will be added soon

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Crimson Blue "The Angelic Performance" - official teaser and European tour


Crimson Blue are ready to start their European tour with Tarja Turunen (ex Nightwish) that will touch 10 countries from Greece, to Finland passing through Bulgaria, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Poland, Belarus, Lithuania and Estonia.
The tour will start on October 31st, in Athens and for the band there is no better way to support and promote the imminent new album "The Angelic Performance" that is scheduled for November 17th via My Kingdom Music. Watch the official album teaser here.

"The Angelic Performance" will be your soundtrack to enter into the same universe of bands like Lacuna Coil, Evanescence, A Perfect Circle, Nightwish, a world made of amazing melodies, unique voice and a catchy and amusing Gothic Art Metal.

If you want to pre-order the album you can do it at:
CD - link
iTunes - link


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Kaotoxin Records announces release dates for Eye Of Solitude's 'Dear Insanity' collector EP


Kaotoxin Records has announced worldwide release dates for Eye Of Solitude limited collector EP Dear Insanity. Featuring one mammoth 50-minute title track, the EP will be available in France on November 24, the rest of Europe on December 2, and in North America on December 3. The album is available as a limited-edition (500 copies at first press), hand-numbered double digi-CD, featuring six bonus tracks taken from the band's 2012 & 2013 digital EPs - Awoken by Crows and The Deceit - and as a digital download.

A video trailer for the EP can be viewed at this location.

Eye Of Solitude have always explored new territories. The journey includes the monolithic yet at times gothic metal-ish Sui Caedere; the Dante's "Inferno"-based theatrical play of Canto III (Kaotoxin's best-seller to date!), 2013 EP The Deceit, which featured guest vocals by both We All Die (Laughing) vocalists Arno Strobl (CinC / Carnival In Coal, 6:33) and Déhà (COAG, Maladie); and now Dear Insanity, which sees the band entering the darkest part of their desolate world for a 50-minute funeral veil of misery, agony and loss.

The loss of loved ones, the loss of sanity, the feeling of being lost in a mental labyrinth to which the only exit is to become mad to appease the suffering with all the anguish, anxiety and pain it involves. What if the only options infinite pain or the complete loss of one's mind? There's no light, no hope. There's no way out. Never has the "Solitude" portion of the band's name been so well musically represented. Dear Insanity is a transformation, a passage, a slow-motion fall from the celestial grace into a bottomless downward spiral to the most abyssal darkness.

Dear Insanity is recommended for fans of Skepticism, Esoteric, and Khanate.


1. Dear Insanity

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Mortician - Shout For Heavy Metal - preorder phase started


The new album of Mortician "Shout For Heavy Metal" is now available in the webshop of Pure Underground Records. Safe 1 Euro during the preorder time. The official releasedate of the album is the 14th of November 2014.

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Wolfen - Evilution limited vinyl edition - preorder phase started


The vinyl of Wolfen „Evilution" is now available in the webshop of Pure Legend Records. The limited vinyl edition consists 250 pieces (black). The official releasedate of the album is the 14th of November 2014.

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Born Of Fire - Dead Winter Sun - preorder phase started


The new album of Born Of Fire "Dead Winter Sun" is now available in the webshop of Pure Steel Records. Safe 1 Euro during the preorder time. The official releasedate of the album is the 14th of November 2014. The first 50 customers get 1 patch in orange or silver.

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You can check an interview I did with Born of Fire recently here

De Profundis and Omnium Gatherum announce tour dates together


In February of 2015, in association with Zero Tolerance Magazine, UK progressive death metal titans De Profundis will be joining Finland’s masters of intense, melodic death metal, Omnium Gatherum on their Beyond UK Tour. The tour will kick off in Glasgow on February 18th and blaze a path around the country, concluding in the capital on February 22nd. The two bands last toured together alongside Rotting Christ in 2011, building up a great relationship and putting on some electrifying shows. With both bands currently hitting new creative peaks this tour is definitely one not to be missed, promising stunning musicianship, incredible songs, crushing heaviness and an overload of adrenaline every night.
The full list of dates is as follows...

February 18th – Glasgow - Audio
February 19th – Liverpool – The Magnet
February 20th – Brighton – Green Door Store
February 21st – Plymouth – Tiki Bar
February 22nd – London – The Black Heart

You can check an review I did of Frequencies by De Profundis here


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Zero Tolerance debuts new Arroganz video


Zero Tolerance has debuted the brand new video from German death metallers Arroganz. The song "Arisen from Failure, Perished as King" is taken from upcoming FDA Rekotz release Tod & Teufel. Check out the video at this location.

Tod & Teufel will be released on November 11. The group's third album is death metal that is catchy and classic, brutal and contemporary all rolled up into one mammoth package of sheer audio bliss. Listeners can expect a harrowing descent into Arroganz's morbid underworld.

Tod & Teufel was recorded at The Dark Depths of Cottbus Studio, mixed by Timo Rotten (Spitfire Productions), and mastered by Lasse Lammert (LSD Studio). The artwork was created by Misanthropic Art. Album track "One Death" is streaming at this location.

Pre-order info can be found at www.fda-rekotz.com.


01 - i.d.t.n.
02 - One Death
03 - Arisen From Failure Perished As King
04 - Tod & Teufel
05 - Demons Heart
06 - Intoxicate
07 - All Light Is A Lie
08 - Black Aura
09 - Guilty
10 - Alles

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More bands announced for Obscene Extreme 2015


No need for big words. We are very glad an Austrian legend is coming back. Schirenc Plays Pungent Stench.

The day Pungent Stench disbanded in 2007 marked the loss of one of death 
metal's most unique originators...and the calls for a reunion have not 
ceased ever since.

Although dissappointed by the sudden split, founding member 
singer/guitarist Martin „El Cochino“ Schirenc continued to release music 
and play concerts with various other projects, before he finally agreed 
to attend a Pungent Stench tribute show in Istanbul, where he played 
several songs from his former band under the moniker „The Church of 
Pungent Stench“. Supported by Mike Gröger (Hollenthon) on drums, as well 
as Hakan Nurcanlı (Art Diktator) on bass, this 2011 concert was a huge 
success. Subsequently, Schirenc received numerous offers from various 
promoters to also bring this show to other cities.



It wasn’t until 2013 that Schirenc finally agreed to take „The Church of 
Pungent Stench“ on the road to grace stages worldwide. The new line up 
continued to feature Mike on drums, but also introduced a new bass 
player, Danny Vacuum, known for his involvement with bands like Genocide 
S.S., Necrony, and The Accidents. The first show took place at the 
Eindhoven Metal Meeting and only marked the beginning of a successful 
series of appearances at the biggest festivals in Europe (Graspop Metal 
Meeting, Hellfest, Brutal Assault, Bang Your Head, Barroselas Metalfest, 
Neurotic Deathfest) and the USA (Maryland Deathfest, 70.000 Tons of Metal).



Due to a legal dispute, the band was forced to change it’s name and is 
now touring as „Schirenc plays Pungent Stench“. However, the mission 
remains the same: bringing the music of Austria’s sickest band back to 
life and keeping the flame burning by refusing to praise the ashes!!!



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Death metal legend Centinex from Sweden to come back to OEF after 12 years. 

It is a year after year repeated cliche but also virtually a certainty. Obscene Extreme Festival in connection with Swedish death metal is an evergreen. There is another special squad for the upcoming volume. Centinex! A band that called it a day in 2006 to start again in January 2014 which is not as important as the year of origin – 1990!!!

Old school Swedish death metal! A couple of words that are able to get true fans pretty excited. Be assured Centinex are more than the right guys as those in the line-up have gone through or are members of bands like Demonical, Uncanny or Interment. D.e.a.t.h. M.e.t.a.l.!!!



One of the essential hardcore bands of the English scene – Satanic Malfunctions.

The return of a legend – Satanic Malfunctions. Legendary band from Scarborough, England is back. Formed at the end of 80`s they played noisy hardcore/thrashcore mosh in the vein of Siege, Heresy, Lärm or Cryptic Slaughter with melodic punk songs á la Active Minds and political or animal rights lyrics.

This is a piece of history of British hardcorepunk that inspired an array of bands from all around the world. Having a new (rejuvenated) line-up they have been torturing the ears of all true, old and young fans since some time. It will be their first performance at Obscene Extreme 2015 however!!!



Death metal plague spreading to Trutnov. Broken Hope.

A putrid blast of air means that a nightmare burried a long time ago is coming near, black plague that has been recalled to life in the swamp of eternally decaying guts. Yes, merciless, heavyweight machine called Broken Hope from Illinois is rushing to grind your brains. Hibernated for a long time they are back with a new record Omen of Disease, organic brutal death metal mixed with a fair portion of sickness that is even more destroying than on their great album Loathing or extremely raw debut Swamped in Gore from 1991. And these are the albums that have become unqestionably the classics of brutal death metal genre.

So be looking forward to this mutated monster to smash not only your ear canals and to fucking kick your ass but also to open a new dimension of fear and perversity in your mind as a bonus. Do not forget all your hopes will be drowned in the mud of Trutnov Battlefieled at OEF 2015!!!


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Blood with a special "Impulse To Destroy" set for OEF 2015. 


Legendary German grindcore squad being around since almost 30 years to perform at OEF 2015 in a bit different way. After by now classical and cult sets at Obscene Extreme (2000, 2004 a 2012) it will be with the original singer Martin „Chicken-Witchskinner“ for the first time and Blood will play a special „Impulse To Destroy“ set!!!

Yes, it is true. Their big debut LP from 1989! History and Blood! A band that belongs long-since to the legends like Agathocles, Impetigo, Dead Infection or Psycho. Obscene Extreme 2015!!!



OBSCENE EXTREME 2015
July 8 - 12, 2015
Trutnov - Battlefield
Czech Republic

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Deadly Circus Fire in race for pledge funds, new video released


UK progressive metallers Deadly Circus Fire need to raise £10,000 to pay for the recording, mix, mastering and more. The Pledge campaign runs for another 21 days, and they need to raise still £2000. No money will be collected unless the full amount is promised by fans. If Deadly Circus Fire hit the target, 10% of any money they rise after that, will be donated to Teenage Cancer Trust.

Guitarist Save Addario tells: “It’s all or nothing and time is running out. If we make it, the album will be released to pledgers around November 24. The public released has been scheduled for early 2015. And if we exceed the target, 10% of any money after that will be donated to the Teenage Cancer Trust. So you can help make our second album a reality – and help a very worthy cause at the same time.”

Pledge points start at £8 and include signed CDs, DJ sets, VIP tickets and other items. Find out more here


Deadly Circus Fire’ follow up to acclaimed debut album “The King And The Bishop” has been recorded and it’s in the process of being mixed and the band released a brand new video “House Of Plagues”. The video can be seen here.

Ajuna – EP vinyl re-release + new video available


Hailing from Copenhagen, Denmark, the post black metal band Ajuna will re-release its vinyl 12'' EP "Death In The Shape Of Winter" on October 31st, 2014 through Quality Steel Records.

This edition is limited to 350 copies worldwide. There’ll also be a bundle, including a T-shirt, which is limited to 50 copies.

Beside of that the band proudly presents a new video clip. Check out “We The City” here

The full album stream of Ajuna’s debut album "Prisoners Of The Sun" (2013) is still available here



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Tourdates of 14 bands


Here are the tourdates of the following bands:

Autumnal
27.02.2015 - PT - Lisboa, RCA Club @ Under The Doom Festival
28.02.2015 - ESP - Madrid, Sala Paddock / The End Of The Third Day Fest

Bodyfarm
16.11.2014 - NL - Tilburg, Hall Of Fame

Facebreaker
06.11.2014 - SWE - Göteborg, Musikens Hus
07.11.2014 - SWE - Stockholm, Kägelbanan
19./20.12.2014 - SWE - Norrköping, Flygeln @ Black Christmass

Mirror Of Deception
02.11.2014 - GER - Göppingen, Treffpunkt

Onheil
16.11.2014 - NL - Tilburg - Ground Zero
03.01.2015 - NL - Zwolle - Hedon
14.01.2015 - NL - Breda - Mezz
14.03.2015 - NL - Bergen Op Zoom - Gebouw-T
11.07.2015 - GER - Ahlimbsmühle - Headache Inside
07.11.2015 - GER - Erfurt - Club From Hell

Ophis
01.11.2014 - GER - Winsen - Egon's / Killing Fields Festival 2
14.11.2014 - GER - Leipzig, Bandhaus
15.11.2014 - CZ - Prag, Modrá Vopice
16.11.2014 - CZ -Pilsen, Pod Lampou
27.02.2015 - PT - Lisboa, RCA Club @ Under The Doom Festival
28.02.2015 - ESP - Madrid, Sala Paddock @ The End Of The Third Day Fest
05.04.2015 - GER - München, Backstage / Dark Easter Metal Meeting

Origin
20-11-2014 - Rockfabrik - Nürnberg, Germany
21-11-2014 - JC De Klinker - Aarschot, Belgium
22-11-2014 - Gebäude 9 - Köln, Germany
23-11-2014 - Marx - Hamburg, Germany
24-11-2014 - Pumpehuset - Copenhagen, Denmark
25-11-2014 - John Dee - Oslo, Norway
26-11-2014 - Biljardkompaniet - Kristianstad, Sweden
27-11-2014 - Konfus - Esbjerg, Denmark
28-11-2014 - Hellraiser - Leipzig, Germany
29-11-2014 - Lido - Berlin, Germany
30-11-2014 - Fabryaka Club - Cracow, Poland
01-12-2014 - Alibi - Wroclaw, Poland
02-12-2014 - Nova Chmelnice - Prague, Cezch Republic
03-12-2014 - Randall - Bratislava, Slovakia
04-12-2014 - Viper Room - Vienna, Austria
05-12-2014 - Feierwerk - Munich, Germany
06-12-2014 - Traffic Club - Rome, Italy
07-12-2014 - Le Korigan - Luynes, France
08-12-2014 - Razz 3 - Barcelona, Spain
09-12-2014 - Caracol - Madrid, Spain
10-12-2014 - Metronum - Toulouse, France
11-12-2014 - Ubu - Rennes, France
12-12-2014 - Divan du monde - Paris, France
13-12-2014 - Eindhoven Metal Meeting - Eindhoven, Netherlands
14-12-2014 - Underworld - London, United Kingdom
15-12-2014 - Grillen - Colmar, France
16-12-2014 - Steinbruch Theater - Darmstadt, Germany
17-12-2014 - Jubez - Karlsruhe, Germany
18-12-2014 - Rock It - Aalen, Germany
19-12-2014 - Heavy Xmas - Zürich, Switzerland
20-12-2014 - Turock - Essen, Germany

Procession + Dread Sovereign
31.10.2014 - Rotterdam, The Netherlands, Dutch Doom Days - Baroeg
01.11.2014 - Bruxelles, Belgium, DNA Club
02.11.2014 - Bordeaux, France, Heretic Club
03.11.2014 - Zaragoza, Spain, Sala Utopia
04.11.2014 - Barcelona, Spain, Rocksound Music Bar
05.11.2014 - Marseille, France, TBA
06.11.2014 - Olten, Switzerland, Coq D´Or
07.11.2014 - Brescia, Italy, Colony
08.11.2014 - Vienna, Austria, Doom Over Vienna - Viper Room
09.11.2014 - Budapest, Hungary, Trafik Klub
10.11.2014 - Bucharest, Romania, Music Club
11.11.2014 - Krakow, Poland
12.11.2014 - Szczecin, Poland, Alter Ego
13.11.2014 - Berlin, Germany, Cortina Bob

Revel In Flesh
06.12.2014 - GER - Aalen @ Rock It - Special Album Releaseshow

Saturnus
06.12.2014 - DK - Copenhagen, Beta
19.02.2015 - NOR - Bergen @ Blastfest
27.02.2015 - PT - Lisboa, RCA Club @ Under The Doom Festival
28.02.2015 - ESP - Madrid, Sala Paddock / The End Of The Third Day Fest
13.03.2015 - GER - Oberhausen, Club Helvete
14.03.2015 - BEL - Brussels, Magasin 4
15.03.2015 - NL - Rotterdam, Baroeg

Solace Of Requiem
15.11.2014 - Bucharest (RO) – La Parati
16.11.2014 - Sibiu (RO) – Bohemian Flow
17.11.2014 - Brasov (RO) – Subsol Club
21.11.2014 - Gorningen (NL) - Vera
22.11.2014 - Rotterdam (NL) – Baroeg
23.11.2014 - Cologne (DE) – MTC
24.11.2014 - Venlo (NL) - Podium Grenswerk
25.11.2014 - Mechelen (BE) - Kamikaze
26.11.2014 - Paris (FR) – Glazart
27.11.2014 - Nantes (FR) - Le Ferrailleur
28.11.2014 - Toulouse (FR) – Pavillons Sauvages
29.11.2014 - Barcelona (ES) – Razz3
30.11.2014 - Madrid (ES) - Caracol
01.12.2014 - Erandio (ES) – Sala Sonora
02.12.2014 - Luynes (FR) – Le Korigan
03.12.2014 - Milano (IT) – Lo Fi
04.12.2014 - Bologna (IT) – Freak Out Club
05.12.2014 - Worblaufen (CH) - Downi
06.12.2014 - Nurnberg (DE) – Nurnberg Death Fest
07.12.2014 - Vienna (AT) - Escape
08.12.2014 - Budapest (HU) - Rockbarlang
09.12.2014 - Prag (CZ) – Modra Vopice
10.12.2014 - Berlin (DE) – K17
11.12.2014 - København (DK) - Pumpehuset
12.12.2014 - Kassel (DE) - Hellroom
13.12.2014 - Schriesheim (DE) - Push
14.12.2014 - Arnhem (NL) - Willemeen

Triumphant
15.11.2014 - GER - Lugau, Iron Eagle
07.03.2015 - GER - Hamburg, Markthalle - "Hell Over Hammaburg"
04./05.04.2015 - GER - Neurstadt/Orla - Raging Death Date Festival

Victims Of Creation
01.11.2014 - NL - Rotterdam, Baroeg - DUTCH DOOM DAYS XIII

Hammercult release new animated video for "Metal Rules Tonight"


Neo thrasher Hammercult from Israel are currently on tour in Europe and release a new animated video for the song "Metal Rules Tonight" taken from their current album "Steelcrusher":

Watch it here

"Steelcrusher" is out now as CD, coloured vinyl and download.

Hammercult live 2014
29.10. Annaberg Buchholz - Alte Brauerei (Germany)
31.10. Tilburg - Little Devil (Netherlands)
01.11. Leeuwarden - Poppodium Romein (Netherlands)
02.11. Zwolle - Hedon (Netherlands)

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Ascension set release date for new W.T.C. album


At long last, German black metal tyrants Ascension unveil their highly anticipated second album, The Dead of the World, set for European release on December 24th via W.T.C. Productions (Season of Mist will handle the North American release). Previewed by theDeathless Light EP, Ascension's The Dead of the World is a grandiose work of bold creativity and boundless imagination, of brilliant illumination and obsidian depth, all under the banner of orthodox black metal. The band's debut album, 2010's Consolamentum, became a classic in the underground not long after its release; it evinced a wealth of maturity in composition and execution for such a new band. Here, the quintet eclipse that accomplishment with a seven-song salvo that's the epitome of Album Experience. Every part is where it needs to be; every song flows from the other; there is a whole, and it is a black HOLE. From its innermost depths, Ascension drive onward and outward, their control of dynamics startling for mere "black metal," their passion, fervor, and professionalism far beyond those who supposedly uphold that genre. Joining Ascension in their peerless endeavor here are The Magus (Necromantia, Thou Art Lord, Principality of Hell) and Mors Dalos Ra (Necros Christos), who both respectively provide guest vocals on The Dead of the World. Black metal may be dead for all intents and purposes, but not for Ascension, for they show you The Dead of the World. Cover and tracklisting are as follows:

Tracklisting for Ascension's The Dead of the World
1. The Silence of Abel
2. Death's Golden Temple
3. Black Ember
4. Unlocking Tiamat
5. Deathless Light
6. The Dark Tomb Shines
7. Mortui Mundi

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Fides Inversa stream new W.T.C. album at "Decibel" magazine's website


Today, Italian black metal mavericks Fides Inversa stream their entirety of their forthcoming second album, Mysterium Tremendum et Fascinans - set for international release on October 31st via W.T.C. Productions - at Decibel magazine's website. In the five years since their Osmose-released debut, Hanc Aciem Sola Retundit Virtus (The Algolagnia Divine), Fides Inversa have been honing their onstage assault all across the stages of Europe, their rituals becoming real celebrations of zealotry. That experience surely shows across the bold, finessed canvas of Mysterium Tremendum et Fascinans, where "black metal" is rendered not as a definition but as an alternately life-giving/life-destroying force. Classicist yet paying no lip service to tradition, Fides Inversa invested their very souls in the creation of this second opus: exhaustive spiritual research and a total immersion inside the darkest manifestations of what the German theologist Rudolf Otto called "the numinous." The divine, in its most terrifying forms, takes life from chaotic sounds and revealed words whose intent is to represent the mystic terror and the undefeatable fascination of Death, the human nullification, in favor of a complete prostration to the One whose light is spread out of the darkest vacuum. Ascend and descend with Fides Inversa's Mysterium Tremendum et Fascinans exclusively here, courtesy of Decibel, North America's only monthly metal magazine. Cover and tracklisting are as follows:


Tracklisting for Fides Inversa's Mysterium Tremendum et Fascinans
1. I
2. II
3. III
4. IV
5. V
6. VI
7. VII

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Ghost Brigade stream full album


Finnish melancholic metal band Ghost Brigade are now exclusively streaming their highly acclaimed new album 'IV - One with the Storm' via these official media partners:

Pro-Rock (BG)
Spiegel Online (DE)
Rockzone (ES)
Soundi (FI)
Radio Metal (FR)
Metal Wani (IN)
Andfari (IS)
Metalitalia (IT)
Marunouchi Muzik (JP)
Metal Hammer (NO)
Loud! (PT)
Metal Hammer (UK)

'IV - One with the Storm' has been scheduled for release on November 7th and is already available for pre-order in various formats through the Season of Mist shop. Artwork and tracklist can be viewed below.


1. Wretched Blues
2. Departures
3. Aurora
4. Disembodied Voices
5. Electra Complex
6. Stones and Pillars
7. Anchored
8. The Knife
9. Long Way to the Graves
10. Elämä On Tulta

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Thy Darkened Shade premiere new video from forthcoming W.T.C. album


Today, Greek black metal mavericks Thy Darkened Shade premiere a truly haunting video for the new track "Revival Through Arcane Skins". The song hails from the band's highly anticipated second album, Liber Lvcifer I: Khem Sedjet, set for international release on October 31st via W.T.C. Productions. Bolder and brasher than the Greeks' celebrated Eternvs Mos, Nex Ritvs debut, Liber Lvcifer I: Khem Sedjet is a sprawling and serpentine work, a daring and diabolical monument to the eternal light of esoteric illumination. At the core of Thy Darkened Shade's aesthetic is the band's profound and intensely studied lyricism. As the serpents of Eden, they are both the shining and the shadows, and consequently know the illusions of good and evil since they originate from the source: Or She-ein Bo Mahshavah, the solitary true light. Thy Darkened Shade are those few who have the wisdom to overcome, the sovereignty to become something evolved, in the forms and likeness of their gods. Across Liber Lvcifer I: Khem Sedjet's 78-minute runtime, many names are hailed, amongst them - Satan, Loki, Typhon, Set, Ahriman, Lucifer, Prometheus, Kingu - and the band explore myriad routes toward that burning, searing illumination. But as labyrinthine as Liber Lvcifer I: Khem Sedjet is and its pathways at times beguiling and treacherous, here black metal music serves a greater purpose: the Promethean mantras lead Thy Darkened Shade and the blood of Qayin binds them towards acausal freedom. "We possess everything we need to destroy all illusions; we are the children of Lucifer - we shine in grandeur and might." Thus begins the age of Acausal Necrosophic Black Metal: witness a visual feast of its arcane mysteries and decadent evil exclusively here. Cover and tracklisting are as follows:


Tracklisting for Thy Darkened Shade's Liber Lvcifer I: Khem Sedjet
1. Holy Lvcifer
2. Revival Through Arcane Skins
3. Elixir of Azazel
4. Black Light of Sitra Ahra
5. Or She-ein Bo Mahshavah
6. Nox Profunda
7. Drayishn I Ahriman O Divan
8. Saatet-ta Renaissance
9. Liber Lvcifer
10. Deus Absconditus
11. Δαήμων Ὁ Φώσφορος

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Obake's brand new record Mutations now streaming in its entirety, album released this week via Rare Noise Records‏


Obake are Lorenzo Esposito Fornasari (vocals, piano, electronics), Eraldo Bernocchi (guitar, electronics), Balazs Pandi (drums) and Colin Edwin (Porcupine Tree - bass). Mutations is the second album by Obake, released this week via Rare Noise Records.

You can stream the album in full here

Mutations arrives at the place where the energies of metal fuse with ambient electronica, jazz, and noise with the precision of math-rock and the groove of blues. Obake's sound harks back to the dawn of hard-rock, drawing upon a variety of influences from Sunn 0))), Popul Vuh, Ashra Tempel as much as Slayer, Tool, Melvins and Coil. Obake are made all the more distinctive by the fluid lyrical delivery and musings of a commanding operatic voice.
Imposing in its darkness, encompassing in its beauty and ever powerful, Obake have lost not of their might since the release of their debut, if anything, with Mutations, they are more captivating now than ever before. Obake have taken their influences and created something that is uniquely their own.

Mutations was recorded by Daniel Sandor at Metropol Studio in Budapest, produced and mixed by Eraldo Bernocchi and Lorenzo Esposito Fornasari at The Place in Tuscany and mastered by Michael Fossenkemper at Turtletone Studio - NYC.

Tracklist:
1 . Seven Rotten Globes
2 . Seth Light
3 . Transfiguration
4 . Thanatos
5 . Second Death Of Foreg
6 . Burnt Down
7 . M
8 . Infinite Chain

Obake are to perform the following upcoming shows this December, here are the dates which have been confirmed so far:-

Tour dates
12.12 Kufstein @ Kufa
14.12 Linz @ Stadtwerkstatt
15.12 Vienna @ Arena
16.12 Ljubljana @ Klub Gromka
17.12 Zagreb @ KSET
18.12 Milano @ Magnolia
20.12 Bologna @ Locomotiv

Javelin announce new drummer


Pure Underground Records artist, Javelin from Germany are very pleased to announce Christoph Koch, as new drummer and member.

Bandstatement:
After a surprisingly short time, that seemed like eternity to us, we are completed again and hotter than ever.
"Never change a winning team" and so we are particularly pleased, that we could reunite the ‘2009 - Dark broken land - Line up!
Drummer Christoph Koch has returned and makes Javelin to what we wanted to be again, a real band.
Welcome back, Christoph!



Line-up:
Carsten Hille - vocals
Andreas Waldow - guitars
Carsten Maiwald - guitars
Christoph Koch - drums
Volker Scholz - bass


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Edmonton's Dire Omen debuts new song at BraveWords.com


Edmonton, Alberta black/death metallers Dire Omen have teamed with BraveWords.com for an exclusive stream of new song "Onward with Wounds of Disillusion." The track comes from Dark Descent Records release Wresting the Revelation of Futility, which will be available for mass consumption on November 12. Listen to the song right friggin' here.

Characterized by a progression towards the chaotic, opaque darkness that now permeates their sound, the history of the Canadian black/death metallers has led to the establishment of an undeniable identity, most evident on this debut album. Utilizing abyssal, morose imagery combined with a strong sense of Thelemic ritualism, Dire Omen has developed a unique take on the black/death genre.

The album will come housed in an upgraded stock digi-jacket with a poster fold out that includes lyrics.

Pre-order Wresting the Revelation of Futility at this location.


Here and Hereafter (Overture)
Onward with Wounds of Disillusion
Ossuary
Hemotically Possessed
Servus Sevorum Dei
Foretold Untethering from Existence
Beyond Stillness
Vacuous Altar
Inversion of Samadhi Dire Omen
Closing the Portal

Dire Omen is:
R. Rodas (Guitars/Vocals)
C. Thompson (Bass)
K. Trueblood (Drums)

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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Infra (Portugal) sign with Nuclear War Now!, set release date for debut EP


2015 increasingly promises to be another prolific year, as Nuclear War Now! proudly announces the signing of Infra, the second in a recent series of auspicious additions to its roster. As natives of Portuguese soil, the members of Infra had previously corrupted the outermost reaches of the Iberian Peninsula with their sonic atrocities for years, albeit in other separate deployments and under different guises. Now, for the first time, its members have conspired as this singular unit to record Initiation on the Ordeals of Lower Vibrations, a 7” EP to be released on January 15th, 2015 via Nuclear War Now! At its onset, with ominously tolling bells, this recording beckons the listener to enter its halls of impurity and worship the bleak soundscape of death metal that ensues. As uneasy as one may be to accept this invitation, the urge is not likely to be quelled and is soon rewarded in kind. With its combination of adept tempo changes and prominent low-end growl, Infra's Initiation on the Ordeals of Lower Vibrations masterfully weaves a tapestry that repeatedly and mercilessly tiptoes back and forth across the fine boundary between disorientation and satiation, confusion and bliss. After only just over 12 minutes of music, the listener is likely to find oneself straddling this very boundary, eagerly awaiting whatever is to come next. Cover and tracklisting are as follows:

Tracklisting for Infra's Initiation on the Ordeals of Lower Vibrations
1) Communion
2) Perversion of Sulphur