Kyterion is an Italian black metal band born in 2015. INFERNO I is the first part of a trilogy; the second and third act are already work in progress. The vocals are sung in XIIIth century Italian Vernacular; an element of authenticity for an all-Italian project. The trip starts from L'Etterno Dolore, which leads to the deepness of hell through the various circles, full of demons, evil creatures, and desperate souls. The journey culminates with the appalling encounter of the Lord of the Underworld: Lo 'mperador del Doloroso Regno.The nouns of the memebers of Kyterion are unknown, and so are their appearances. This is not surprising, considering some of them's past records...
Odium Records announces the end of the year, the Norwegian Beastcraft split with Black Altar, which celebrates its twentieth anniversary. The album will be released as a digi cd and about 2 months later gatefold Lp and limited to 50 pieces wooden box with CD, vinyl, 2 free t-shirt, patch, badge, posters and many rarities from the entire period of the existence of Black Altar. In the material Black Altar guest musicians participated Vader, Ondskapt, Acherontas and Beastcraft.
3. WINDS OV DECAY
4. PENTAGRAM SACRIFICE (Beastcraft cover)
6. IN THE HOUR OF THE THORNS (unreleased intro track from 2016)
7. DEATHCRAFT AND NECROMANCY (unreleased track recorded in 2007/2016)
8. BLACKWINGED MESSIAH (previously only released on 7 vinyl, recorded in 2007)
9. BURNT AT HIS ALTAR (unreleased live recording from 2016, taken from the Death is Complete tribute concert)
10. RESURRECTION THROUGH DESECRATION AND CHURCHFIRES (previously only released on 7 vinyl, recorded in 2006)
11. RECRUCIFIXION (unreleased mix from 2009, with re-recorded drums in 2016)
One of the oldest black metal bands, Root, operating continuously since 1987 with iconic vocalist Jiri 'Big Boss' Valter at the helm, finished recording the new album, "Kärgeräs - Return From Oblivion". The album will be released on November 25 effort Agonia Records. Of the album is available here.
In contrast to Bathory and Venom, music Czechs followed in a more sophisticated direction. Black metal in their performance is characterized by clean vocals, dark sound and epic approach. Together, they constitute the hallmarks ROOT for almost thirty years. The team owes its style largely unique singer, Big Boss'owi. Obenie music ROOT is defined as epic heavy / black metal, or as he calls himself the band, dark metal.
According to the announcement, the upcoming album will be different from its predecessor, "Heritage Of Satan", from 2011:
"As always in the history of Root, we tried to record something special. Our plates were never alike, every album was for on something new. So it will be in this case. Dark metal in good release, varied with some unexpected flavors. We recorded one fully acoustic song and one instrumental. in total, the disc will be ten compositions. "
Witching Hour Productions announced on November 18 a new, ninth album of Christ Agony. The material is called "Legacy" and, as we read, "brings seven tracks embedded in a climate known from the first three albums the team." Little surprise personnel - to record drums Caesar invited this time Daray. The album was recorded and completed in Morag in the studio 666 under the supervision of Michael Grabowski. Cover took the Black Team Media.
Soon further details and the first audio trailer be anounced.
Turkish Extreme Metal band Demifrag's self released EP is called same with band name 'Demifrag' released in March of 2016 with self production. The band has shared their first official lyric video with their audience.
Death metal from Mikkeli, Finland. Formed 2014. "The Wicked Shall Inherit the Earth" is the name for album. Contains 7 songs.First full song from album! "The Wicked Shall Inherit the Earth" will be released on CD sometime in late 2016. Digital version will be available soon.Lyric video created by Mikko Koskinen.
The signing of black metal act GAEREA and the release of their furious and intense debut Ep.
CD and Digital versions will be available to the public November 11th, 2016 while the Vinyl version is set to be released for mid 2017.
Lets make one thing clear. We need to stress the fact that our era is lost in a huge void of numbness. We are here to bring and present you what your system could not solve by itself. Well cover the daylight with ashes and smash the massive skull thats blocking your brain and will to evolve. Were GAEREA.
Calgary thrashers ILLYRIAN have teamed up with Metal Nation Radio for the premiere of their second single and lyric video 'Zeta Reticulan' in support of their upcoming album 'Round 2: Fight!' due out on October 7th. The album was co-produced by the band with Casey Lewis at Echo Base Studios plus mastered by Sacha Laskow (Every Hour Kills, ex-Divinity) at Perfect Fifth Studios.
Alaskan Mountain Metal crew Turbid North have launch a brand new video for the track Pyramid Drones. The song is taken from their second full length album Eyes Alive which is penned for release on 30th September via Apocalyptic Witchcraft.
The album is released on limited edition 180gram blood red vinyl and comes with a patch.
Vocalist Nick comments:
The video was shot in an awesome venue we play regularly in Fort Worth, TX called Tomcats West. We rented some lights and one camera on a tripod to film ourselves. Did about 10 takes with different angles. No camera man, completely DIY. It isnt the most action packed video, but we needed something quick and I really thought it was important to show off the new lineup.
Eyes Alive is a concept album based in a dystopian future where the sun is a red giant and life on earth is a constant struggle to survive. The record was a complete DIY effort recorded, mixed and mastered by vocalist/guitarist Nick Forkel at his Black Ram Studios.
When we started to write this album our original singer and other guitarist left the band very early in the process. We decided to carry on as a 3 piece and continued writing. We wrote for a solid month, recording everything we did, then I took all those recordings and basically wrote the songs out of those jam sessions over the next couple of months.
For fans of Napalm Death, Misery Index, Crowbar, Mastodon, Gojira, Isis and Pink Floyd.
The album is due for release on October 14th and in order to celebrate this release WALDGEFLÜSTER will preform two release shows this fall, starting with the Nordvis Höstfest on September 30 together with Panopticon, Grift, Skogen & Forndom.
Ruinen (Ruins) is a heavy masterwork of emotive and moving metal, a gem that blends a vast variety of different genres within the metal spectrum. With Ruinen WALDGEFLÜSTER venture further away from their origin and the traces of more traditional black metal fades away and leave place for a more promising sound with no boundaries. It's certain that Ruinen is a wonderful melancholic journey that has allowed WALDGEFLÜSTER to reach another level. A level where the sounds of atmospheric folk metal of artists like Falls of Rauros and Panopticon merges with the older doom/post-metal sounds of artists such as Anathema & Katatonia. One of the most interesting metal releases of 2016, no doubt.