"Unseen", the seventh studio album from Swedish band THE HAUNTED, will be released on March 22 (one day earlier internationally) via Century Media Records. Album was recorded with longtime producer Tue Madsen (MOONSPELL, DARK TRANQUILLITY, GOREFEST, SICK OF IT ALL) at his Antfarm Studio in Århus, Denmark.
01. Never Better
02. No Ghost
03. Catch 22
07. The Skull
08. Ocean Park
09. The City
11. All Ends Well
The song "Unseen" is available for streaming on the band's Facebook page
Swedish death metallers INSISION will release their new EP, "End Of All", later in the year via the U.S. label Sevared Records. The EP was recorded at Off Beat Studio in Stockholm with engineer Anders Eriksson.
BENIGHTED's sixth album will hit the stores on March 21st (March 29th in the US). The French death metallers' new opus is entitled "Asylum Cave" and tells the story of a schizophrenic man and the abysses of his delirium about Josef Fritzl. You can now download "Let the Blood Spill between my Broken Teeth", a full song from the album !
Portland, Oregon's Blood Freak has officially signed to Willowtip Records. The label will release the band's upcoming album, Mindscraper, on April 5, 2011. The album was recorded at Midnight Mania Studios by Blood Freak's own Maniac Neil, with Scott Hull handling the mastering duties.
01. Psychoplasmics (Intro)
02. Merchants of Sleaze
03. Sleeping In Hell
04. Pink On The Inside
05. Scared Stiff feat. Rob Fornicator
06. Slaughterhouse Recollections
08. Sex Trash Princess
09. Paralyzed By The Medusa Spider feat. Jason Netherton
10. Death Trip...In The Drug Den Of The Damned feat. Brandon Stench
11. We Kill Cause We Care
12. Gobble Up Your Guts Pt. 3
More info and preview tracks for the new album can currently be found at Willowtip.com.
Eclectic dark metal band Sylvan Realm are about to unleash their 1st full length album titled "The Lodge Of Transcendence" on March 1st 2011. Musically the new album will bring a unique philosophical, metaphysical approach to the dark/black metal genre. The Lodge of Transcendence is a concept album comprised of 6 songs and a running time of 41 minutes that will be released by the bands own Reverie Recordings label. The Lodge Of Transcendence concept is based upon unlocking cosmic gateways found deep within nature and ultimately reaching enlightenment of the minds eye after traveling through everything, nothing, infinite light, infinite darkness, and completing the voyage beyond dualism to veer the microcosm into the macrocosm,and the macrocosm into the microcosm.
Sylvan Realm rose from the ashes of the band Reverie that was formed in 2003 and put out one full length album titled "Isolation" in 2007. Since then band founder Sylvan relocated from the rocky mountains of Montana to Maryland. In 2010 Sylvan changed the bands name to Sylvan Realm and recruited Evan Madden (Woods of Ypres, The Green Evening Requiem) to unleash his unique musical vision behind the drums and Jason "Deathdancer" Eckert (Aurora Borealis, Todesbonden) for his mastery of the bass. While Sylvan preformed Vocals and guitars for the album as well as lyrics and album art.The Lodge of Transcendence was recorded, mixed, and mastered by Ron Vento (Aurora Borealis) at Nightsky studio during October 2009 to January 2011 in Waldorf Maryland. Not to mention the bands logo was crafted by none other than Christophe "lord of logo's" Szpajdel known by his work for Emperor, Borknagar, Old Mans Child, and countless others.
What to expect... The material can be best described as a mix of atmospheric dark metal combined with elements of doom, black metal with a organic production, eclectic and diverse approach that renders a sound unlike anyone else. For more visit the bands official myspace site at www.myspace.com/thetruereverie or on facebook as sylvan realm. Lastly the band has posted 3 of the 6 songs on their myspace site and posted two videos on you tube.
Italian avantgarde black metal project OGEN will see the release of its debut EP, "Black Metal Unbound", in Spring 2011 via Kolony Records. The CD is currently being recorded at Elfo Studio in Italy with producer Daniele Mandelli (FORGOTTEN TOMB, DARK HORIZON). It features a guest appearance by BELAKOR lead singer George Kosmas in the song "Shattered Earth volcano".
Turkish one-man funeral doom metal band Womb Of Decay’s debut album ''Descent Into Obscure Nihilism'' will be released on March 2011 via Extreminal Productions / Arizali Notalar Records.
Womb Of Decay formed in September 2010 as a solo project band of Batu Cetin who is the former vocalist of Brutal Death Metal band Cenotaph Turkey. Batu handles all the instruments. Vocals&recordings of Womb Of Decay. Womb of Decay will consist 4 episodes. The first episode will come-as Descent Into Obscure Nihilism- Cd total 9 tracks 51 minutes of funeral doom metal.
Tracklist: 01.Geomagnetic Erosion Beyond The Fields Of Horizontal Solar Eclipse 02.Cyclical Sado Nature Of The Planets 03.Unearthly Existence 04.Massive Particle Transcendence Indepts Through Wormholes 05.Minimalist Isolated Lifeform 06.Swallowed Into The Shattered Dusk 07.Inharmonious Frozen Sunlight Over The Cathedral Neptune 08.Descent Into Obscure Nihilism 09.Fall Into Sinister Spheres
Turkish one-man depressive black metal band Valefor’s new demo ''After The Sad Hours'' will be released on March 2011 via Extreminal Productions / Arizali Notalar Records / Total-Death Productions. All songs recorded in Dream Studio/Izmir.
Tracklist: 01. Nowhere 02. After The Sad Hours 03. The Embrace With Pain 04. Helpless Souls 05. No Place For Hope (bonus track)