It was a tricky question... How would Swedish duo VINTERSORG continue after 2014's intriguing album "Naturbål"? Shunning repetition, vocalist and mastermind Andreas "Vintersorg" Hedlund did the unthinkable and composed a sequel to his groundbreaking 1998 album "Till Fjälls", which is considered to be one of the most important albums in the genre of black/folk metal!
What to expect from "Till Fjälls Del II"? No scientific lyrical concept, no progressive trickery, but a heartfelt return to snowcapped mountains, pure nature-inspired mysticism, Nordic folklore and real black metal with a captivating epic streak. VINTERSORG share a vision of equally harsh and melodic soundscapes that melt the raging extremes of the late '90s with the focus of 2016.
The worldwide album release is set for June 30 via Napalm Records.
"Till Fjälls Del II" track listing:
02. En Väldig Isvidds Karga Dräkt
04. Fjällets Mäktiga Mur
05. Obygdens Pionjär
07. Tusenåriga Stråk
08. Allt Mellan Himmel Och Jord
01. Tillbaka Till Källorna
02. Köldens Borg
04. Svart Måne
The album will be available as a 2-CD 6-page digipak and 2LP gatefold edition (black vinyl, strictly limited to 300 copies worldwide). Also available is the VINTERSORG classic "Ödemarkens Son" from 1999 on vinyl for the first time ever. 1LP gatefold edition, strictly limited to 300 copies worldwide.
On April 7 was set by Invictus Productions (CD version) and Iron Bonehead Productions (vinyl version) Premier long-awaited debut Belgian black / death metal Possession. The album is titled "Exorkizein." It was written by a team of about a year, without breaks in concerts. The recordings took place in Blackout Multimedia, where he oversaw the entire process Phorgath (Enthroned, Emptiness). On the new material appeared to have new musicians Possession - in the assembly already Mestema - replaced by Viriakh, a new bassist is S.Iblis. Behind the cover of "Exorkizein" corresponds again Chris Moyen, who created the band's logo and covers for EPs "Anneliese" and "1585-1646".
On April 14 announced the premier of the second full-length record of London-based black / thrash metal crew Craven Idol, which refers in his work to the achievements, among others early Bathory, Gospel Of The Horns, Manilla Road, Master's Hammer or Inquisiton. The album entitled "The Shackles Of Mammon", whose production was handled by Dave Chandler of Esoteric, will be issued effort Dark Descent Records, and will make at her 8 incredibly delicious-sounding songs.
Polish extreme black/death metallers HATE will release their new album, "Tremendum", on May 5 via Napalm Records. The cover artwork was created by Daniel Rusilowicz and can be seen below.
The title "Tremendum" (eeriness and the fear of the holy) refers to an archaic notion of holiness, which is both good and evil. And you will have absolutely no doubt which part of it this band represents.
HATE leader Adam "ATF Sinner" Buszko stated about the album artwork: "The drawing on the cover depicts a nighthawk (Polish: lelek), a nocturnal bird that was treated with great respect by Slavic tribes in pre-Christian times. Nighthawks were believed to bring souls to this world and take them away from dying people. In that case, they gathered in big numbers screeching for long hours. So they were called 'messengers of death.' As this album has different Slavic references, we chose Nighthawk as a symbol that best conveys its meaning."
Next week, February 10, Selfmadegod effort will premiere new album Lublin'S Deivos titled "Endemic Divine". In January, we had the opportunity to listen to the song "Dust of the Universe", and today the band has released a song entitled "Sisters of Mercy".
Swedish death metallers DERANGED parted with his current vocalist, Anders Johansson. Anders joined the composition in 2011 and since then has recorded one album with the band - released a few months ago, "Struck by a Murderous Siege." He was succeeded by Johan Bergström (Visceral Bleeding).
As reported DERANGED: "2016 years was the very fruitful. The first performance in the US, an amazing tour in Indonesia, the new agreement with Agonia Records and the release of the ninth album. That's it cost us a lot of work, so we would like to thank the organizers, the press and above all our fans. Starting 2,017 years, we have both good news and bad news. first the bad: Anders left the band. he decided to sacrifice family. we parted in friendship and wish him the best. as for the good news: we've already found a new vocalist, Johan. It An old friend, a great behind the microphone and vibrant energy on stage. You'll find this in the spring, during the upcoming concerts in Europe. "
On March 31 it was scheduled premiere of the new split three black / death metal crews from France VI, TEMPLE OF BAAL and THE ORDER OF Apollyon. Publishers will be released by Agonia Records on vinyl in three different versions:
- Black (with laser engraved on page B)
- Limited to 200 pieces of red (with laser engraved on page B)
- Limited to 100 copies of gold (with laser engraving on the B side and patch).
- Chapter One: "Trident Of Flesh" (The Order Of Apollyon),
- Caput Secundum: "No Sum Dignus" (Temple Of Baal),
Third Chapter: "None of you will be saved, for it is impossible for men, and all things are possible to God: nothing will remain of you, nothing of your number, of your greatness."
"The Separation Of Flesh From Bone", a brand new song from death metal veterans SIX FEET UNDER, can be streamed below. The track is taken from the band's twelfth studio album, "Torment", which will be released on February 24 via Metal Blade.
Barnes states about "Torment": "I've been lucky to have a lot of standout albums in my career. That's only because I've had a great many talented writing partners and musicians to collaborate with. Our new album, 'Torment', to me, is one of those albums. Jeff Hughell has provided the flammable material for me to write some explosive lyrics and vocal parts to.
"I know people always say, 'This is my best album ever,' and I won't say that, because everyone has their own favorites, but I do enjoy creating new music, and I feel as though with this one we expressed concisely and to the fullest the duality of our music. I have also found it important over the years, going back to the start of my career, that the artwork for our albums gets to express, on some level, what the experience is within. To do that this time around, we were able to incorporate an amazing new artist, Septian Devenum, to take on the task of visually bringing this album to life.
"Every song on the album is depicted with a piece of artwork that explores the lyrical content of each song, similar to what we did for the packaging for our album 'Bringer Of Blood'.
"'Torment' has been a great album to work on and help create, we hope all of our fans appreciate it."
"Torment" track listing:
01. Sacrificial Kill
02. Exploratory Homicide
03. The Separation Of Flesh From Bone
06. Knife Through The Skull
07. Slaughtered As They Slept
08. In The Process Of Decomposing
09. Funeral Mask
11. Bloody Underwear
12. Roots Of Evil
SIX FEET UNDER's new album was mixed by Chris "Zeuss" Harris and was previously described by Barnes as "the most brutally intense, groove-laden masterpiece we've ever put together!"
Reactivated California thrash metal pioneers DARK ANGEL are continuing to write material for their long-awaited comeback album. The band's first CD since 1991's "Time Does Not Heal" will feature the lineup that has performed sporadic live shows since reuniting in 2013: Gene Hoglan (drums), Eric Meyer (guitar), Jim Durkin (guitar), Ron Rinehart (vocals) and Michael Gonzalez (bass).
Hoglan stated about how the new DARK ANGEL disc is shaping up: "We started writing this new album, Jim Durkin and myself, in 2014. It was kind of an open year for me, there wasn't a lot of TESTAMENT stuff, there was a little bit of DEATH TO ALL going on and it gave me time to do a lot of DARK ANGEL stuff that year. Originally, we just threw it out: 'Let's get back together. We've got offers to get back together and play some shows and, hey, maybe we can write a little music, see how that goes.' And the shows were super amazing, super successful."
He continued: "The band, we've always gotten along. We never broke up due to acrimony; we broke up because it was time to move on. So all the guys getting together, it's been amazing, and we've all grown up. We used to argue like brothers, like teenage boys back in the day, and now we're just polite older chaps.
"The best way for us to write a DARK ANGEL record is when Jim and I are in the same room, we've both got our guitars on, I'm throwing ideas, he's augmenting them, he's throwing out ideas, I'm augmenting them and we work really well together. That has been a little challenging, schedule-wise, but hopefully over the course of this year, we'll get a little time in and I'll give Jim a shout and see what his schedule's like. I know when I have my gaps so far this year, and maybe we can get together."
Hoglan added: "We've already got five or six songs ready to go and they're killer. The stuff Jim's writing is deadly. And I'm trying to carry forth the youthful energy and aggression of 'Darkness Descends' with a little bit of what we were doing with 'Time Does Not Heal' and some cool-ass 'Leave Scars' thrown in. It sounds like DARK ANGEL, but I'm trying to err on the side of hyper-aggression, and that's cool with me. You never go wrong going heavier. So write a shit-ass heavy fucking record, that's gold in my book."
Swiss extreme metallers SAMAEL have signed a worldwide deal with Napalm Records. The band is working on a new album, to be released later in 2017.
Added the band: "We're thrilled to announce that we've tightened the knot with Napalm Records for the release of our new album! We're looking forward to this exciting alliance for what will undoubtedly be the most important record in the SAMAEL history!
"We've been around long enough to appreciate the importance of collaboration when it comes to turn projects into reality. We still have many great things to achieve and our partnership with Napalm Records will most certainly help us in doing so.
"Desolation Architect", a brand new song from LOCK UP — the international grindcore "supergroup" featuring Kevin Sharp (BRUTAL TRUTH, PRIMATE, VENOMOUS CONCEPT), Anton Reisenegger (PENTAGRAM, CRIMINAL), Shane Embury (NAPALM DEATH, BRUJERIA, VENOMOUS CONCEPT) and Nick Barker (CRADLE OF FILTH, DIMMU BORGIR) — can be streamed below. The track is taken from LOCK UP's forthcoming album, "Demonization", which will be released on March 10 via Listenable. The disc was recorded at Parlour Recording Studios in Kettering, U.K. with longtime friend and acclaimed producer Russ Russell (THE EXPLOITED, NAPALM DEATH, EVILE, THE BERZERKER, DIMMU BORGIR).
Wonders Embury in considering the track's theme, "From conception to dissolution, what do we leave behind? Or what can we? If our lives could be compared to a canvas of artwork, how defined and inspirational will it be to our next of kin? Was it fulfilled and true? Can they learn from the mistakes we all make?"
One of the most oldest turkish black metal band The Sarcophogus shared their new album 'Beyond This World's Illusion's tracklist,cover artwork and information with Extreminal.com readers. The band planinng to release this album after the 7 years of silence. They signed with triple different labels all around the world such as Satanath Records (Russia) , Death Portal Records (Usa) and Philoshopia Records (Sweden). Artwork made by great artist Paolo Girardi.
The second album of Norwegian black / death metal trio Shaarimoth is titled "Temple of the Adversarial Fire" and released by the World Terror Committee on 13 January. Label provides for listening to the track "Faceless Queen Of Bloodstained Dreams". Stylistically, this is ominous sounding death metal with progressive, black metal elements and references to ancient beliefs ,recomending for fans of Behemoth etc.
At the end of this winter / early spring, a joint effort Malignant Voices and Under the Sign of Garazel will release a new EP Polish death / black metal Death Like Mass - authors of the excellent EP "Winding Roads" from last year. New release a new book entitled "How to Kill Devil" and will be released first on CD, and in a later mode on vinyl. The title track to listen below:
On April 12 Terratvr Possessions planned premiere debut album coming from Trondheim duo Whoredom Rife "Dommedagskvad." On vocals granted here Ghash - former lead singer Mare. Listening to the first available track. Very epic sounds, but still close to Scandinavian black metal tradition.