Sweden's USURPRESS have revealed a brand new song, "Throwing The Gift Away". The doom/crust/prog infused death metal quartet, featuring death metal expert Daniel Ekeroth on bass (author of the book "Swedish Death Metal") and recently acquired drummer Mattias "Matte" Modin (ex-Dark Funeral), will release a new album on September 23rd via Agonia Records. Stream the new song at:
Spanish thrashers HOLYCIDE, featuring Dave Rotten from AVULSED on vocals (but on a total Thrasher register here), have just revealed the cover artwork for what's going to be their first full length album that will be entitled "Annihilate... Then Ask!" whose recording phase has been finished and they're now in the mixing process. Release for the album is scheduled for January 2017 through Xtreem Music.
Cover artwork for "Annihilate… Then Ask!” has been made by renowned artist Andrei Bouzikov (MUNICIPAL WASTE, TOXIC HOLOCAUST, SKELETONWITCH…) and for what you can see, it's a total Thrasher cover!!
The album will contain nine brand new songs as well as a cover version of legendary US Thrashers DÉTENTE and this is what the band said about the album: "We were in doubt between an abstract, transcendental, modern and post-whatever artwork to demonstrate we're so fucking mature, but in the end our natural born stupidity and lack of originality prevailed and since we're a Thrash band without modern bullshit, we decided to go for a cover that's total fucking 80's Thrasher as hell!! Regarding the music, we can assure it's way superior than our previous EP, a fucking killer album!".
After a slew of crazy animated teasers, Stench Price have gone ahead and unleashed their first official video which was shot by a Japanese director. The song showcases the avant-garde edge the band have. For the uninformed, Stench Price involves members of Necrophagist, Hail of Bullets, Brutal Truth, Cynic, Paganizer, Echelon, etc. It's coming out in November via my label Transcending Obscurity Records. Slated for a release is also the death metal supergroup featuring Dave Ingram (Hail of Bullets, ex-Bolt Thrower, ex-Benediction) and Rogga Johansson (Paganizer, The Grotesquery, Demiurg, Necrogod, etc.) called Echelon.
Stench Price (International) - Self Titled
Genre - Avant-garde Grindcore
Release Date - November 30th, 2016
Record Label - Transcending Obscurity Records
For fans of - Brutal Truth (circa 'Sounds of the Animal Kingdom'), Nasum, Bathtub Shitter, C.S.S.O., Mr. Bungle
Stench Price are a grind 'superground' like no other. Not only do they feature star contributions from members of Necrophagist, Cynic, Brutal Truth, Paganizer, Hail of Bullets and others, the music too is of a different audacious kind. Mastermind Peter Shallmin has bombarded the already caustic music with bossa/lounge music in way that it all seems thoroughly fascinating. It's never been done before, at least not in such a brilliant manner where it adds a dimension to the music without taking away anything from it. The genre has been stagnating and it's time to bring in avant-garde influences that change the way we perceive it. Every song has unique contributions and a different edge to make sure that they not only stand out, but leave an indelible mark on the scene. There's none like Stench Price and this is only the beginning.
Stench Price line up:
France – Romain Goulon – Drums (Necrophagist, Disavowed etc.)
Siberia – Peter Shallmin – Bass (Escapethecult, Kamlath)
Siberia – Max Konstantinov – Guitars (Kamlath, Nebesniesnami)
USA – Max Phelps (Cynic, Exist, Death DTA Tours)
USA – Danny Lilker (Brutal Truth, Nuclear Assault, SOD, etc.)
UK – Dave Ingram (Hail of Bullets, Benediction, Bolt Thrower, etc.)
Sweden – Rogga Johansson (Paganizer, The Grotesquery, Demiurg, etc.)
Australia – Karina Utomo (High Tension)
USA – Shawn Knight (Child Bite)
Lyrics by Danny Lilker, Dave Ingram, Rogga Johansson, Karina Utomo, Max Phelps, Shawn Knight
Mixed and mastered at the legendary The Morrisound Recordings Studio, Tampa, Florida..
Today we're happy to reveal some details regarding the excellent upcoming Waldgeflüster album "Ruinen" (Ruins). Behold the stunning artwork created by Sahra Wagner! "Ruinen" is due for release on October 14th via Nordvis (Europe) & Bindrune Recordings (North America).
THE END, the new old-school Florida death metal trio featuring ex-DEATH/MASSACRE guitarist Rick Rozz, ex-MASSACRE drummer Mike Mazzonetto and vocalist/bassist Michael Grim, will release its debut EP, "Age Of Apocalypse", on September 23 via FDA Rekotz.
The song "Inhale The Plague", taken from "Age Of Apocalypse", can be streamed below.
Formed in 2015 in Altamonte Springs, THE END "combines the classic Floridian death metal, well known from the early '90s, bloodsoaked heaviness and modern influences with catchy-as-fuck hooklines," according to a press release.
"Age Of Apocalypse" was recorded at CGM Studios in Altamonte Springs, Florida with producer/engineer Tim Vazquez.
The track listing for the effort is as follows:
01. Age Of Apocalypse
02. Crawling Back To Life
03. Silent Screams Of Death
04. Inhale The Plague
The cover art was created by Misanthropic Art and can be seen below.
Mist of Misery initiated their musical voyage back in 2010, March. The band is having two Extended Plays and one Full Length on their discography. They are set to release their second full length from Black Lion Records in the early August.
Their new album, entitled as “Absence” is a huge step forward in terms of production, song writing, lyrical depth and overall atmosphere. Mist of Misery has entered a new phase, one that aims to evoke depressive, melancholic and ambient atmospheres in the minds of listeners at a whole new level. On this album, it was done mainly through the introduction to even more melodic and symphonic influences. The music is intended to set the listener in a different and almost meditative state of mind in order to absorb its true depth. The sophomore album which is a unique amalgamation of two different kind sub-genres, delivers nothing but Nine tracks of Cold, Obscure and Depressive form of Arts. A musical adventure that will eventually bless the listener with a melancholic, yet beautiful experience.
The album was recorded, mixed and mastered in Forlorn Halls Studios and on various private locations in Stockholm, Sweden 2010 – 2016.
The artwork was drawn by the exceptionally talented Russian artist Alex Tartsus.
DARKTHRONE will release their new album, "Arctic Thunder", on October 14 via Peaceville. The CD marks the band's first new studio material since 2013's triumphant "The Underground Resistance", its most successful release in recent years.
The song "Tundra Leech", taken from "Arctic Thunder", can be streamed below.
An eclectic mix of free-spirited '80s-fueled blackened heavy metal, all executed in DARKTHRONE's trademark raw and organic style, "Arctic Thunder" was recorded and produced by the band themselves, with the sessions conducted at DARKTHRONE's old rehearsal unit, The Bomb Shelter, which was originally used during 1988-1990. Mastering is once again handled by Jack Control at Enormous Door.
With themes based around hate, contempt, and the inner mind and soul, and with the notable presence of Nocturno Culto on vocal duties across all songs for the first time in recent years, "Arctic Thunder" retains a grim atmosphere throughout the album's eight tracks.
BROKEN HOPE have set "Mutilated & Assimilated" as the title of their seventh album, to be released before the end of the year.
According to a press release, the follow-up to 2013's "Omen Of Disease" possesses an extra-special touch as "all of Jeremy Wagner's and Damian Leski's rhythm guitar tracks feature the boys using only the original Jeff Hanneman [SLAYER] guitars Wagner acquired from Hanneman's estate last year."
Said Wagner: "These famous axes have already inspired and channeled many of the riffs I wrote for the next full-length.
"I feel a real responsibility to Jeff and to [Hanneman's widow] Kathryn to use these guitars in a way that honors him. As long as I own these guitars, I will use them and carry on Jeff Hanneman's legacy. He remains a huge influence to me, and I probably wouldn't be here as an extreme metal guitarist/lyricist without him."
Godfathers of death metal genre to release new album in 2017
Morbid Angel, the Tampa, Florida-based death metal legends, are proud and excited to announce they have signed with UDR Music for all territories exclusively outside Japan. Featuring founder-member and venerated guitar legend Trey Azagthoth plus returning long-time member bassist/vocalist Steve Tucker, Morbid Angel are delighted to be back working with people who know metal music and will ensure the band reaffirm their status as the world’s greatest death metal band.
“We are extremely excited to be in this partnership with UDR!” says Tucker, “we are looking forward to making a great album and destroying the stage at many shows. UDR is a great label that supports the bands that they believe in, and we are proud to be one of those bands! Looking forward to a successful Partnership !!!!!!”
Formed in Charlotte, North Carolina during 1984, Azagthoth played with several line-ups before joining up with David Vincent and Pete Sandoval from grindcore specialists Terrorizer, as well as Richard Brunelle. It was this line-up which recorded and released the first Morbid Angel album in 1989, Altars Of Madness, which is widely recognized as a masterpiece and one of the major cornerstones of death metal music. Their intricate yet incredibly heavy music, featuring Azagthoth’s supremely technical yet ferociously feral guitar work, has seen Morbid Angel become one of the top selling death metal bands in the world.
While there are no specific details at this moment, Azagthoth and Tucker both look forward gleefully to writing and recording Morbid Angel’s ninth studio album, to be released sometime in 2017, and to taking Morbid Angel back out on tour.
Striking a consistent chord of dark, dissonant death-metal empathy with their loyal fanbase, and with the world in its current state, this is the perfect time for Morbid Angel to ascend once more.
Turkish technical death metal assassins CARNOPHAGE will release their sophomore full-length via Unique Leader Records this Fall. Titled Monument, the nine track punisher was recorded by Unsal Ozata at Studio Deep (Burial Invocation, Cenotaph, Decaying Purity, Inhuman Depravity etc.), mixed and mastered by Sasha Borovykh at TsunTsun Productions (Cerebral Effusion, Soils Of Fate, Epicardiectomy, Fleshbomb etc.), and comes adorned in the tormented, Baroque-era influenced cover art of Cihan Engin. Boasting an inexorable assault of jackhammering blasts, churning riffs, and inhuman death grunts, Monument is true exercise in controlled chaos and, following an eight-year dormancy, finds the band at the peak of their methodical and unapologetically diabolical ingenuity.
Monument will be released September 23rd, 2016 via Unique Leader Records. In the meantime check out “At The Backside Of Our Civilization” below:
Extreme metallers BRUJERIA will release their fourth full-length album, titled "Pocho Aztlan", on September 16 via Nuclear Blast Entertainment. The release will be followed by a U.S. tour this October alongside CATTLE DECAPITATION and PIÑATA PROTEST.
"Pocho Aztlan" is the band's first release since "Brujerizmo" was released in 2000 via Roadrunner. It was recorded over the course of many years and at several studios around the globe. The end result was mixed by Russ Russell (NAPALM DEATH, THE EXPLOITED).
"Pocho Aztlan" is now available for pre-order in various formats and bundles from the Nuclear Blast webshop. Fans can also pre-order the album digitally via iTunes, Amazon and Google Play and receive the song "No Aceptan Imitaciones" instantly.
The official lyric video for "No Aceptan Imitaciones" can be seen below.
The second trailer for "Coming Home", the new album from PAIN, the Swedish metal band led by multi-instrumentalist and producer Peter Tägtgren, is available below. The follow-up to 2011's "You Only Live Twice" is due on September 9 through Nuclear Blast and features cover artwork by Stefan Heilemann.
Tägtgren, who last year collaborated with vocalist Till Lindemann of German industrial metallers RAMMSTEIN on the debut album from their LINDEMANN project, stated about "Coming Home": "Musically, the album is a development of where PAIN and LINDEMANN ended at — more experimental than what I've ever done before. Acoustic guitars and a helping hand again from Clemens of CARACH ANGREN with the orchestra arrangements, and some guest vocals. And Sebastian Tägtgren did a great job on the drums."
The official lyric video for the song "Black Knight Satellite" can be seen below.