"Well Of Despair", a new song from Ohio-based blackened metallers SKELETONWITCH, can be heard in the YouTube clip below. The track is taken from the band's recently completed new EP, which will be released this summer via Prosthetic Records. The effort, which marks the recording debut with SKELETONWITCH of the group's new singer, Adam Clemans (WOLVHAMMER), was completed at Baltimore's Developing Nations studio with producer Kevin Bernsten (MAGRUDERGRIND, NOISEM, MUTILATION RITES).
"I'm very proud to be a part of the SKELETONWITCH camp, and I'm very excited about how the new EP turned out," said Clemans. "Working with like-minded musicians is always a pleasure, and I'm confident that the new chapter of this band will carry the SKELETONWITCH banner properly and proudly."
DARK FUNERAL – announce release date for new album “Where Shadows Forever Reign” & reveal album cover!
Six years after the release of their latest album, the Swedish masters of black metal, DARK FUNERAL, will finally release their new album on June 3rd, 2016 via Century Media Records! It will be entitled “Where Shadows Forever Reign”.
Lord Ahriman comments: “Wow, did 6 years pass already? Time surely flies fast! But you know what, we're back! DARK FUNERAL is back! And in true DARK FUNERAL spirit, like so many times in the past, we continue to push all boundaries musically & bring Black Metal into a new, fresh & dark dimension. This is by far our most professional, technical, dynamic & epic album thus far. And compared to previous albums, each new song offers a unique spirit & identity that is more profound than ever. And whether you like extreme Black Metal or not, I'm sure every fan of Metal will find songs on this album that they can enjoy to its fullest!
Every piece of the new album is combined into total perfection. The music, lyrics, musicianship, artwork & production. The artwork was made by Necrolord and the album was recorded at Dugout Studios with producer Daniel Bergstrand and studio engineer George Nerantzis. And I couldn’t be more satisfied with each and everyones contribution.
Anyway, it feels absolutely fantastic to be back with new music. And I can’t wait to let you all enjoy our latest Satanic Symphony 'Where Shadows Forever Reign'. See you all soon somewhere on the road!”
Veteran Danish thrashers ARTILLERY will release their new album, "Penalty By Perception", on March 25 worldwide via Metal Blade Records.
The official video for the song "Live By The Scythe" can be seen below. The band comments: "It was great fun to record the video for 'Live By The Scythe' on Fyn in Denmark. The filming was done in an old castle — Hindsgavl castle — in the forest, and in a school near Hesselager.The story behind the video is about death, fate, the meaning and acceptance of life and death. The video was done by M&M Production who also did the video for 'Legions'."
THIS ENDING, the Swedish death metal band featuring former AMON AMARTH drummer Fredrik Andersson, will release its third album, "Garden Of Death", on April 22 via Apostasy Records. The CD was produced by guitarist Linus Nirbrant at his Audiogrind studio. The cover artwork was created by Björn Gooßes of Killustrations (THE CROWN, NERVECELL, DEW-SCENTED).
The limited first edition of "Garden Of Death" will also include the tracks from the "Systematic Worship" EP, which was recorded during late 2011 and released the following year.
"Garden Of Death" track listing:
01. Torrent Of Souls
02. Blackened Shrine
03. Boundaries Of Hell
04. Dark Samaritan
05. Garden Of Death
07. World Of Nightmares
08. Chaos Within
10. Our Creation (bonus track)
11. Army Of (N)one (bonus track)
12. No More Silence (bonus track)
The song "Torrent Of Souls" can be streamed below.
Finnish death metallers Decaying will release a vinyl version of their fourth full-length LP 'One to Conquer' on March 4th via Hellthrasher Productions.
Initially released on CD in November 2014 through the same label, One to Conquer features eight tracks of earth-shattering, doom-influenced death metal, picking up exactly where the band's third album The Last Days of War left off, but also managing to incorporate enough twists and turns to keep things interesting. The 12'' LP will be available in edition of 250 copies (100 x black and 150 x green in transparent red) housed in a pocket sleeve with full-color insert. All tracks were remastered by Decaying's founder/guitarist/vocalist Matias Nastolin.
Bulgarian “dark metal” band VELIAN has released their debut EP "Fireflies" yesterday, 29.02.2016. Their work is available in digital format at Bandcamp.com, and for free streaming at YouTube. Four original compositions are included in the EP and they all refer to one general concept.
VELIAN's style is a mix of power and melodic death metal with a touch of gothic darkness. The band's members are well known for their participation in popular Bulgarian underground acts such as Wartime, Progression, Hellrider and Fanagoria.
VELIAN members are: Ivan Ivanov – Vocals; Dilian Nedev - Guitars, Keys; Vasil Simeonov – Guitars; Antonio Mitov – Bass; Velizar Bolchev – Drums.
Recordings were made at the band’s own studio, production (mixing and mastering) is done by Dilian Nedev, guitar player of the band. The artwork is made by Velizar Bolchev and Ivan Maslev.
According to the New Haven Register, former HATEBREED drummer Nicholas Papantoniou was found guilty Thursday (March 3) of felony murder, first-degree burglary and criminal possession of a firearm in the October 2014 killing of a 56-year-old man.
Co-defendant William Coutermash told the jury that he and Papantoniou went to Larry Dildy's house in Hamden with the plan of stealing some pills or money. They claimed Dildy dealt pills and had a reputation for keeping large sums of cash in his house.
Papantoniou, 39, testifed in his own defense near the end of his trial, claiming the gun went off accidentally during a struggle tand that he found out Dildy died after seeing it on the news. He also said he and Coutermash did not discuss a plan for getting money or pills from Dildy. "I didn't know where he (Coutermash) was going," Papantoniou said.
Papantoniou will face up to 90 years in prison when he is sentenced May 26.
Man, this hangover is killing me. Feels like Pantera and Slayer are merrily smashing my neurons. I’ve fallen straight in an apocalyptic scenario and zombies seem to be all over the place. Um, way too weird zombies, actually, as they are…Hipster Zombies! Naked ankles, cuffed pants and dirty beards! The cemetery I’ve just woken up in is as chilling as the cover in Master of Puppets. As deft as a concrete mixer I run away to find a shelter, survive, grab myself a beer and to kill ‘em all! Seek and Destroy!
Set in an apocalyptic Turin, in which people have been turned into hideous Hipster Zombies, HipstApocalypse is a really peculiar epic adventure. This game is a tribute to metal icons: its main character has been clearly inspired by Lemmy Kilmister, while the sets are a mashup of essential records that will make every head banger’s eyes twinkle with delight. The ironic storytelling and the dialogues recall some LucasArts projects, such as Monkey Island, Grim Fandango and more.
Cadaveria will be the second main character of the game. The Lady of Shadows will interact with the esoteric and mysterious part of the city, massively contributing to the plot.
Arm yourself with mosh, head banging and studs to solve the mystery behind HipstApocalypse!
HipstApocalypse is a pilot project by Gallab LTD, an indie game development company based in London. The concept art by Mirko Fascella gives the character design a personal, signature style. The soundtrack is made of original songs played by Italian underground bands.
Sweden-based melodic doom/death metal outfit, OCTOBER TIDE, premiere a new song entitled "Sleepless Sun" that can be experienced in a form of a lyric video. It is the first song to be revealed from the band's 5th full-length album "Winged Waltz", which will be released on April 22nd via Agonia Records.