"The Book Of Sand (The Abomination)", the new video from Swedish melodic death metal pioneers AT THE GATES, can be seen below. The clip was created by Costin Chioreanu, who was already responsible for the challenging artwork concept of the band's comeback album, "At War With Reality", as well as the creation of the animated video for the song "Heroes And Tombs".
"The Book Of Sand (The Abomination)" video consists of performance footage shot at the Rockstadt Extreme Fest in Romania on August 15:
Comments AT THE GATES guitarist Anders Björler: "Costin has been a huge part of 'At War With Reality' every step of the way. He did the magnificent album art and artwork as well as the impressive animated video for 'Heroes And Tombs'. Now, he captures the magic of our visit in Romania a couple of weeks ago. A festival situated on the grounds of Transylvania.
"Cast The First Stone", a brand new song from SLAYER , can be streamed using the SoundCloud widget below. The track is taken from the band's eleventh studio album, "Repentless", which will be released on September 11 via Nuclear Blast.
British crusty Death Metal soldiers RAVENS CREED have revealed full tracklist and cover art for their upcoming 3rd album "Ravens Krieg", as well as two advance tracks and definite release date.
RAVENS CREED's 3rd opus "Ravens Krieg", whose cover artwork was made by awesome greek artist Gerasimos Kolokas, is a merciless massacre containing 13 short (last song being 13 min. though!) shots of direct, fresh, intense and infectious Death Metal the old fashioned way with a Crust edge and a nasty sound inspired by bands like DEATH STRIKE, MASTER, VENOM, HELLHAMMER...
One of the UK's most promising death metal bands Abhorrent Decimation recently revealed release details for their hugely anticipated debut album, Miasmic Mutation. Out September 25th, and with just over four weeks to D-Day, today marks the unveiling of a full album teaser; a video featuring a short clip from each song.
Watch The Miasmic Mutation Full Album Teaser Here!
This five-pieced metal combo was born in Castellón (Spain) and released their debut LP Nuestra Ley es Esta through Gateways Productions, earning the respect of their national scene. Now the band joins the rooster of AGR because of the release of their new and second album of studio.
The astonishing combination of Classic Heavy Metal and the young spirit of the band results in this whirlwind called Heresy of Dreams.
DISPLAY OF DECAY is widely noted for bringing a unique blend of old school death metal, with tinges of thrash and doom metal. Hailing from Edmonton, AB the band has spread their infection across Western Canada sharing the stage alongside other elite acts such as The Faceless, Origin, Beyond Creation & more. After four well received indie releases, DISPLAY OF DECAY is ready to unleash its next full length Dust of Existence that features eight aural assaulting tracks that will set the mosh pits ablaze later this Fall 2015 when it's released on September 22nd.
Dutch old school death metallers BODYFARM will release their third album, Battle Breed, on November 6th 2015 via Cyclone Empire Records. The follow-up to 2013's The Coming Scourge was mixed & produced by Ronnie Björnström from Enhanced Audio Productions (AEON, CENTINEX, SORCERER,..). The cover artwork for Battle Breed was designed by Juanjo Castellano (VOMITORY, AVULSED, UNLEASHED,..) and can be seen below.
The Battle Breed track list is as follows:
1. Hell March (Intro)
2. The Dark Age (featuring Martin Van Drunen)
3. Saxon Victory
4. Dawn Of Defeat
5. The Last Crusade
6. Prince Of Wallachia
7. Storming Revolution
8. Firing Squad
10. Death By Fire
11. Slaves Of War (Bonus track)
The intro Hell March was orchestrated by Clemens Wijers (CARACH ANGREN). The albums opening track The Dark Age features guest vocals by the legendary death metal vocalist Martin Van Drunen (ASPHYX, HAIL OF BULLETS).
Timisoara, Romania based Occult Black Metal band Ordinul Negru will release its seventh full-length album, Sorcery of Darkness, after a 4 years wait, on the 1st of September via Loud Rage Music. Featuring members with impressive experience on the Romanian metal scene, Ordinul Negru is now a mature and complete band in the peak of its 11 years career, and their upcoming album is the best proof, a must for fans of Wolves in the Throne Room, Altar of Plagues, Neurosis or Burzum.
An official teaser for Ordinul Negru - Sorcery of Darkness can be streamed here:
Re-issue of the 2nd album from '99 with 2 live bonus from '97 of what's considered one of the best albums of the band. An excellent work of heavy, brutal and aggressive Death Metal with killer melodies. Recorded in germany and mastered by James Murphy!!
Also vinyl 12"LP version. Limited edition of 100 copies in oxblood wax with white splatter exclusively available through the Xtreem Music mailorder and 400 on plain black wax.
01. Amidst the Macabre (Instrumental)
02. Stabwound Orgasm
03. Blessed by Gore
04. Compulsive Hater
05. Eminence in Putrescence
06. Exorcismo Vaginal
08. Homeless Necrophile
09. Nice Rotting Eyes
12. Virtual Massacre
13. Sweet Lobotomy (Madrid, Sala Caracol 24.05.97)
14. Powdered Flesh (Madrid, Sala Caracol 24.05.97)
EMPEROR frontman Ihsahn (real name: Vegard Sverre Tveitan) played a brand new song, "My Heart Is Of The North", from his forthcoming solo album during his set at this year's edition of the Heavy Montreal festival in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Fan-filmed video footage of the performance can be seen below.
BEHEMOTH frontman Adam "Nergal" Darski joined British black metal pioneers VENOM on stage this past Sunday, August 9 at the Alcatraz Hard Rock & Metal Festival in Kortrijk, Belgium to perform the VENOM song "In League With Satan". Fan-filmed video footage of his appearance can be seen below.
Olaf Zissel, drummer for German beer lovers and cult thrashers TANKARD, has been admitted to the hospital following a suspected stroke. He is said to be "doing well," considering the circumstances, and will undergo tests by a team of doctors over the course of the next few days. As a result, he won't be able to accompany his bandmates to the Summer Breeze and Motocultor Fest festivals in Germany and France, respectively. Filling in for him will be Gerd Lücking (HOLY MOSES), who has previously served as a soundtech for TANKARD.
Comments TANKARD: "We're shocked and are keeping our fingers crossed for Olaf [so] that he will be released from the hospital soon. We [hope] that he will get well soon and fast. And we want to thank Gerd, who [agreed on] short [notice] to play these shows with us."
Florida-based death metallers CANNIBAL CORPSE have unveiled their plans for a massive U.S. tour this fall. They are bringing a brutal package of bands with them across the United States beginning October 8 and running through November 7. Direct support is slated to come from Metal Blade labelmates CATTLE DECAPITATION, preceded by Sweden's SOREPTION, plus a local opener on each show.
Norwegian black metallers IMMORTAL now consisting of lyricist/guitarist Demonaz (real name Harald Nævdal) and drummer Horgh (real name Reidar Horghagen) following last year's split with frontman Olve Eikemo (a.k.a. Abbath) are working on material for the band's next album, to be released via the Nuclear Blast label.
Demonaz, IMMORTAL's founding member, has created the material based on his visions of Blashyrkh for nearly 25 years.