Norways 1349 will be releasing
their new album, Demonoir, on April 27th. The bands fifth full-length
album will also be their first for Prosthetic Records, who will be
releasing the effort in North America (Indie Recordings will be issuing
the album in Europe). The North American release will be available as a
digipack CD and a limited edition 12″ picture disc
The Phoenix-based death/grind quintet LANDMINE MARATHON, whose three-release Level Plane Records discography has drawn frequent comparisons to Napalm Death, Carcass and Bolt Thrower, will be releasing SOVEREIGN DESCENT on March 16, 2010.
Greek death metallers GOD.FEAR.NONE will release their new album, "Over
Black Clouds", later in the year. The CD contains 11 new songs of
technical and melodic death metal, plus three re-recordings of songs
taken from the "Vultures" album, which was released in 2007 (available
only through iTunes and Uppercut Music).
Clouds" features international guest musicians such as Ahrue Luster
(guitar; ILL NINO, ex-MACHINE HEAD), Steve Smyth (guitar; FORBIDDEN,
ex-NEVERMORE, TESTAMENT), Rob Arnold (guitar; CHIMAIRA) and Thomas
Englund (vocals; EVERGREY). The CD's cover artwork is inspired by the
classic death metal releases of the '80s and '90s and is a creation of
the Canadian artist Neal Blevins from the Miramax company, which has
released such animated movies as "Toy Story", "Finding Nemo" and
Songtitles set to appear on "Over Black Clouds", among
- Becoming Nothing - Ghost Of A
Chance - Half A Man - War Lost - The
Pennsylvania-based black/death metallers SATHANAS will enter 905 Studios in Ambridge, Pensylvania in April to begin recording their new album, "La Hora De Lucifer", for a tentative late 2010 release. The CD artwork will be created by acclaimed Belgian artist Kris Verwimp (ABSU, BLACKGUARD, DESASTER, LORD BELIAL, MOONSORROW, THYRFING). According to SATHANAS guitarist/vocalist Paul Tucker, the forthcoming album will be the band's most aggressive and best release to date.
Tracklist: 01.Angels Forsaken 02.La Hora De Lucifer 03.Forged In Eternal Fire 04.Engraved In The Book Of Death 05.Battle Of Bewitchment 06.Darkconjurings 07.Hammer Of Demons 08.Nocturnal Reign 09.Blackest Hate
SATHANAS is seeking suitable labels to release "La Hora De Lucifer" in Europe, Asia and South America.
Italian horror-inspired extreme metal act STIGMA has unveiled its first single, “Prove You Are a Man!” Coming off of the band’s sophomore effort Concerto for the Undead, the track features a guest appearance by Jon Hunt (ex-DEAD TO FALL). “Prove You Are a Man!” is available at the band’s MySpace where Concerto for the Undead is available for pre-order.
Tracklist: 01.Chop His Head Off! 02.Prove You Are a Man! 03.…And They Died Happily Ever After! 04.A Monstrous Feeling 05.The Undertaker 06.What About a Terror Ride 07.3000 Years and Still Keeping it Real 08.A Grave Situation 09.Beat Me Maestro, Eight to the Dead! 10.Doctor Skeleton
Concerto for the Undead was produced at Fear Studio by ex-BLEEDING THROUGH and current BRING ME THE HORIZON guitarist Jona Weinhofen and was mixed & mastered by Scott Atkins (BEHEMOTH, CRADLE OF FILTH, SYLOSIS). This sophomore effort is due out April 30th in Europe, May 3rd in the UK and May 4th in North America via Pivotal Rockordings. The album features lyrics centered on the cult-classic comic book series Tales from the Crypt and includes guest vocal appearances by Jamie Hope (ex-THE RED SHORE) and Jon Hunt (ex-DEAD TO FALL). Artwork for the album features stunning comic illustrations of the band’s now patent horror themed lyrics and was created by Andrea Berton of Corefolio Design (THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, WINDS OF PLAGUE).
Now available is the official new video for “El Rostro de la Muerte” from
longstanding thrash warriors HIRAX. Translated to "the face of death"
“El Rostro de la Muerte” is the title track to the band's 2010 release on
Norway's DARKTHRONE will welcome a new decade with a new album, to be released on Peaceville Records. "Circle The Wagons", a creative feast of metal and punk, will initially be released on vinyl on March 8 through the Peaceville Records webstore as an exclusive taster for the legions of metal supporters out there who still care about great music delivered the classic way. The vinyl will also include a link to download a digital version of the album, which will be available when the regular and special edition CD versions of the album are released on April 6. The special edition is packaged in a natural rough board slipcased digipack with a 24-page booklet, including an additional band history by Fenriz. This deluxe edition also features an exclusive 12-minute video of the band's inspirations for the album, shot at the mastering house in Oslo.
The special edition and the vinyl edition can now be pre-ordered now at the "Circle The Wagons" mini-site at this location . The mini-site also features audio samples, record recommendations, downloads and much more.
New York hardcore legends SICK OF IT ALL will release their new album,"Based On A True Story", on April 20 via Century Media Records. The follow-up to 2006's "Death To Tyrants" was recorded Antfarm Studios in Århus, Denmark with Danish producer Tue Madsen (HALFORD, BEHEMOTH, KATAKLYSM, THE HAUNTED).
Gothenburg, Sweden-based grindsters EXHALE have inked a deal with Dark Balance Records for the release of their sophomore album, "Blind". The CD, which contains "15 brutal new grindcore/death pieces that will fear you to the bone," will be made available on April 2 in Germany, Austria and Switzerland and April 5 in the rest of the world.
MOON, the Polish death/black metal band led by Cezar (CHRIST AGONY), entered Sinquest Studio in Lublin on February 20 to begin recording its third album, "Lucifer's Horns", for an August release. The recording and engineering duties are being handled by Arek "Malta" Malczewski, who has previously worked with BEHEMOTH, among other acts. He will also co-produce the CD, along with Cezar.
"Lucifer's Horns" will be released by Witching Hour Productions on digipack format and as an extra limited package with a digipack and a T-shirt. The LP version will also be made available.
MISERY INDEX's discography collection of splits and EPs, "Pulling Out The Nails" (named after the first song the band wrote), has just been released on CD through the band's own Anarchos Records imprint, and will soon be made available on double vinyl through Power It Up (Germany). It features 30 tracks, including all non-album material from 2001-2008, such as the "Overthrow" and "Dissent" EPs, as well as the splits with STRUCTURE OF LIES, COMMIT SUICIDE, MUMAKIL, and BATHTUB SHITTER, the "Hang 'Em High" 7", live tracks, bonus covers, etc. The compilation was remastered by Scott Hull last year. This CD includes an extensive 24-page booklet of details, notes, pictures, and an all-time list of all the shows MISERY INDEX has performed. The group states, "We hope it's the final representation of the various incarnations of the band in the past eight years."
Swedish death metallers NOMINON will release their fourth album, "Monumentomb", on March 23 via Deathgasm Records. The CD was recorded at Necromorbus Studio (WATAIN, NOMINON, AVERSE SEFIRA, FUNERAL MIST, NEX, ONDSKAPT, MORK GRYNING, ADORIOR) in Alvik, Sweden and was mixed with producer Tore Stjerna.