Greek extreme metallers ROTTING CHRIST will release their new album, "Aealo", on February 15 in Europe and February 23 in the U.S. via Season Of Mist. The CD was recorded at Lunatach Studios in Katerini, Greece and will feature guest appearances by Greek-American vocalist Diamanda Galas and PRIMORDIAL frontman Alan A. Nemtheanga.
"Aealo" track listing:
02. Eon Aenaos
03. Demonon Vrosis
04. Noctis Era
06. Fire Death and Fear
07. Nekron Iahes...
08. ...Pir Threontai
09. Thou Art Lord
10. Santa Muerte
11. Orders from the Dead
Finnish folk metallers FINNTROLL will release their new album, "Nifelvind", via Century Media Records on the following dates:
Finland: Wednesday, February 17
Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Benelux, Italy: Friday, February 23
Sweden, Hungary: Wednesday, February 24
Rest Of Europe: Monday, February 22
North America: Tuesday, March 9
"Nifelvind" was recorded at Sonic Pump Studios in Helsinki, Finland and was mastered by Mika Jussila at Finnvox Studios. The album cover artwork was created once again by the band's guitarist Skrymer.
Commented FINNTROLL in a statement: "After tough and hectic weeks in the studio, due to lack of time and summer festivals, we are now really, really pleased with the results. 'Nifelvind' is the most advanced and mature FINNTROLL album to date, with musical themes ranging from powerful death metal riffs to dark soundtracks, from pounding black metal to groovy '80s pop music. All this is accompanied by our trademark sound, lots of never-before-heard instruments in the metal scene, folklore and legends that make it overall the most versatile album we have created so far."
"Nifelvind" track listing:
01. Blodmarsch (intro)
03. Den Frusna Munnen
04. Ett Norrskensdåd
05. I Trädens Sång
06. Tiden Utan Tid
08. Mot Skuggornas Värld
09. Under Bergets Rot
The song "Under Bergets Rot" is now available for streaming on the band's@myspace
Music-Photocalypse.net attended a listening session for the upcoming FINNTROLL album on September 1, 2009 at Sonic Pump Studios in Helsinki, Finland. Several songs from the band's long-awaited new CD were played back to the media, including "Solsagan", "Den Frusna Munnen", "Dråp" and "Under Bergets Rot".
KULT OV AZAZEL's December 12, 2009 concert at La Respuesta in San Juan, Puerto Rico was filmed for future DVD release via Arctic Music.
Commented the Florida-based act: "The Puerto Rico show was insane!! It was an honor to make history being the first national black metal band to play the island."
KULT OV AZAZEL's latest album, "Destroying The Sacred", was released in June via Arctic Music. The CD was recorded at Mana Recording Studios in St. Petersburg, Florida between October 28, 2008 and November 11, 2008.
Swedish death metal band VOLTURYON entered Black Lounge Studio in Avesta, Sweden this past weekend with producer Jonas Kjellgren (SCAR SYMMETRY, CENTINEX, WORLD BELOW) to begin recording its second album for an early 2010 release. "Everything went really smooth and all drums were recorded," the group states.
The follow-up to 2008's "Blood Cure" will see VOLTURYON "taking [its] music to a new level and develop[ing] [its] sound and style," according to a press release.
Currently unsigned, VOLTURYON has spent the last couple of years playing shows, including at the Sweden Rock Festival in June 2008 where the band performed alongside AT THE GATES and CARCASS, among others.
* Olle Ekman (PERGOLOS, HARTWIG, DÖD, LETHAL ATTACK, DEALS DEATH) - Vocals
* Johan Gustafsson (EVANGELI, MAGOG) - Guitar
* Andreas Olander (EVANGELI, MAGOG) - Guitar
* Stefan Eriksson (EVANGELI, HELL PATROL, MAGOG, CRYONIC TEMPLE) - Bass
* Christian "Crille" Netzell (IN MOURNING) - Drums
Oslo, Norway-based metallers DEAD TROOPER have released their new album, "Cynicist", in digital format.
The track listing for the effort is as follows:
01. Kiss of the Kannibal
02. Reaping of your Cries
03. Death Casts a Shadow
05. No More Singing
06. Awakening the Awe
07. Mold of the Unspeakable
08. The Nether Regions
09. Guns N' Neurosis
"Cynicist" features guest appearances by Frediablo (GRIMFIST, NECROPHAGIA), Ole Walaunet (GRIMFIST, THE BATTALION, DERIDE) and the female vocals of Helene Larsen.
DEAD TROOPER's new lineup — featuring the band's brand new rhythm section of Jon-Erik Bokn (ZEROZONIC) on drums and Tor R. Stavenes (1349) on bass — made its live debut on June 12 at Musikkflekken in Sandvika, Norway.
DEAD TROOPER is:
Morten Müller (GRIMFIST, 1349 [session]) - Lead Vocals and Guitar
Birger Larsen (GRIMFST, GROTESQUE HYSTERECTOMY) - Guitar and Vocals
Tor Stavnes (1349, PANTHEON I, DEN SAAKALDTE) - Bass and Vocals
Jon-Eirik Bokn (ZEROZONIC) - Drums
Laethora, the Swedish death/grind band featuring Dark Tranquillity guitarist Niklas Sundin and members of progressive metal band The Provenance, will release their second album The Light in Which We All Burn worldwide through The End Records on April 27th, 2010.
Mastered by Peter In de Betou (Dark Funeral, Meshuggah, Hypocrisy), The Light in Which We All Burn is an epic thirteen-track album taking into account all of the members' eclectic tastes in music, featuring violent and powerful death/grind metal performed with intense passion and ferocity. Tracklist: 01. Ekpyrosis
02. I as Infernal
04. World Deluge
05. A New Day
07. The Sightless
10. Cast to Ruin
11. To the Point
12. Damnable Doctrine
Death metal butchers ABORTED have announce their new lineup;
Sven De Caluwé (SYSTEM DIVIDE) : Vocals
Dirk Verbeuren : Drums
Eran Segal (ex-THEY SWARM/WHORECORE) : Guitar
Ken Sorceron (ABIGAIL WILLIAMS) : Guitar
Cole Martinez (SYSTEM DIVIDE) : Bass
This band has been working on new material for the past few months and has recorded a brand new five-track EP entitled, "Coronary Reconstruction". The effort will be released digitally before the end of the year via Century Media, and in a limited run of 1,000 copies by the bandmembers themselves exclusively through Indiemerch.
01. Coronary Reconstruction
02. From A Tepid Whiff
04. A Cadaverous Dissertation
05. Left Hand Path (ENTOMBED cover)
Italian Kolony Records has signed Andorrean symphonic death metal band
Persefone. Kolony Records will release bands third album Shin-Ken in early
The Shin-Ken album is based upon ancient Japanese war-stories, and its a
tour de force, down the melodic and symphonic death metal style that
defines todays Persefone. The album was mixed and mastered at Jailhouse
studios by Tommy Hansen in April 2009. Tracklist:
01. The Ground Book (Intro)
02. Fall To Rise
03. Death Before Dishonour
04. The Water Book
05. The Endless Path
06. The Wind Book
08. Rage Stained Blade
09. The Fire Book
11. Shin-Ken Part I
12. Shin-Ken Part II
13. The Void Book
With their full-length debut, "The Depths Of Inhumanity", currently sending shockwaves through the death metal community, old-school Swedish death metal revivalists FATALIST stepped in front of the camera to begin filming a video for the track "Frozen Epitaph."
Frontman Neil Burkdoll issued the following statement about the video shoot: "We filmed about 4 hours of footage for our FROZEN EPITAPH video this past weekend. We have a lot of editing to do and maybe a few more things to film, but overall it's coming along nicely. We are happy with the footage that we captured, but now the real work begins with making it something anyone would want to watch. We are trying to get it finished for the European release date of "The Depths of Inhumanity" in late January 2010. Wish us luck!!!"
Greek modern melodeath metallers The Fallen Within completed to shoot their first video for the song "Sound Of Destruction" included in their brand new album "Intoxicated" out on December 14th via Coroner Records. (Click here to watch video)
The album, presented as an avant garde melodic death work with many dark atmospheres, was recorded and produced by Bob Katsionis from FIREWIND, mixed and mastered by Ahti Kortelainen at Tico Tico Studio in Finland. Tracklist:
01. My Vanity
02. Sound of Destruction
03. Pain Right Under
04. I Am Hate
06. Endless Reality
08. Last Breath
09. The Great Fall
Above is the free pdf download link to Ryan Bartek’s long-anticipated road book/music journalism expose "The Big Shiny Prison" covering all forms of extreme metal, punk, industrial, experimental, rock, electronic, psychedelia, etc.
The new video clip for the song „Ascension Chamber" by swedish progressive melodic death metallers SCAR SYMMETRY is now being premiered at the bands MySpace profile à click here to check it out: Click Here
Legendary Sumerian black / thrash monsters MELECHESH just announced the newest addition to their ranks - the band has finally found their new bass player. Rahm who has sessioned during the last several festivals proved to be an excellent addition to the group's ranks.