The biggest Slovak metal festival Gothoom is ready for its 6th edition. This time, it will inhabit a new place, in lovely area of Ostrý Grúň (Kollárová). With the new location come of course new environment and a breath of fresh air for the fest. The aim at quality metal, support of local scene and a unique atmosphere of friendship will be maintained. One of the traditions of Gothoom is a monothematic Warm-Up day. This years opening party will be held on 29.7. and it will be devoted to concerts of pagan and viking metal bands. The list of bands includes WELICORUSS, KHORS, DORDEDUH and more.
Next 3 days will be filled with all the shades of metal provided by the best of foreign and domestic bands. Headliner spots will be divided between two bands. The first one is SEPTICFLESH. Greek masters of symphonic death metal have, with their latest record Titan, once again proved that theyre just perfect in combining symphonic elements with strong and hard-hitting metal, not forgetting catchiness and melody. The spot for main stars will be also occupied by INSOMNIUM. Both heavy and fast riffs supported by melodic fills, strong growl of bassplayer Niilo Sevänen and singing of guitarist Ville Friman will definitely create a great cloud of atmosphere hanging above the stage.
The other bands are no less interesting - Canadian leaders of technical death metal CRYPTOSY, legends of the deadly genre BROKEN HOPE, crazy brutal environmentalists from CATTLE DECAPITATION, elusive AGALLOCH with an exclusive 90 minute long show headlining the first day of the festival, heavy and dark OBSCURE SPHINX, Finnish grindcore legends ROTTEN SOUND or representatives of the Italian school of uncompromising death metal from HIDEOUS DIVINITY leave no space for doubts about quality.
Slovak & Czech scene will offer its most captivating members as well, among many others: ČAD, PANDEMIA, TORTHARRY, FLESHLESS, CRANIOTOMY, BRUTE, SUBURBAN TERRORIST, SPASM, DOOMAS or CONTRASTIC. As a support for young and upcoming bands, the festival offered a wildcard" contest and three bands with the biggest number of votes will be present as well.
FORGOTTEN TOMB, Italy's finest purveyors of Black/Doom Metal, will embark on an headlining European tour in late October/early November 2015, supporting their latest record "Hurt Yourself And The Ones You Love", released by Agonia Records in April 2015. The band will perform a brand-new set of songs, including material from all their discography that hasn't been played in a while (or never before).
Hailing from France, NOCTURNAL DEPRESSION will team up as support for the whole tour, promoting their new album "Spleen Black Metal" (Avantgarde Music).
Interested promoters can get in touch here: firstname.lastname@example.org
Swedish old-school death metal tyrants, DEMONICAL, are streaming their highly anticipated new EP, "Black Flesh Redemption", in full and prior to release date (which is set for April 24th in Europe and May 5th in North America via Agonia Records).
Swiss Cult Death/Doom combo Excruciation have signed a worldwide deal with Wormholedeath/Aural Music for the release of their upcoming masterpiece [c]rust that will be produced by Wahoomi Corvi and will be unleashed during 2016.
The band will enter the studio on August the 17th 2015 and is now very busy with songwriting.
[c]rust will represent the band's deeper step into darkness and will be released in collaboration with the bands own label Auric Records. With [c]rust, Excruciation will forge their versatile influences ranging from 80s Dark Wave and Crustcore to oldschool Black and Doom Metal into a new piece of extreme metal! Behold!
The much-anticipated UNDER THE CHURCH self-titled EP is finally now stamped and desecrated on wax! Causing an underground stir in 2014 courtesy of the group's past Nirvana 2002 resume, UNDER THE CHURCH is through and through an authentic cyclopean Swedish Death Metal machine!
Consisting of both the Regular Edition 10" Black vinyl and the Limited Edition 10" White vinyl, with limitations of 200 copies and 100 copies respectively; the official street date for this one-time exclusive 10" EP release falls on the ever-ominous Friday the 13th, February 2015.
Due to the growing demand of this release, a very special run of 300 copies in Transparent Red vinyl is now also available.
TURN ON YOUR POWER TOOLS FOR GRINDING RENOVATIONS! POWERCUP!!!
These raw mince-grinding maniacs will give you a lesson in renovation through fucking noisy & dirty chugging powerviolence fueled with plenty of gurgling low end, played on a circular jigsaws and powered by an outside diesel generators. Grab your tool box, put on your tool belts & be part of the grinding cult of power tools & home renovation.
LOUD AS FUCK CRUST-PUNK/D-BEAT FURY FROM HALIFAX!!! NAPALM RAID!!!
This blazing crust trio will blow your fucking face off with some of the most aggressive d-beat Canada has to offer. Drawing a heavy influence from DOOM & the UK Hardcore scene of that time, NAPALM RAID deliver some of the most energetic gigs filled with tortured vocals, heavy riffs & raging solos in short sharp shocks that any punk can appreciate. Don't miss this!!!
HIDE YOUR KIDS! HIDE YOUR WIVES! HOMOLKA IS COMING!!!
The twisted & deviant noise/powerviolence machine HOMOLKA is here to terrorize your childhood dreams. Depraved as it sounds, the band name is based on a famous canadian serial killer. Coming from Toronto, this newcomer band will rape, torture & murder your eardrums while burying them under punishing grindcore madness.
DEATH METAL PLAGUE SPREADING TO MONTREAL - BROKEN HOPE!!!
A putrid blast of air means that a nightmare burried a long time ago is coming near, black plague that has been recalled to life in the swamp of eternally decaying guts. Yes, merciless, heavyweight machine called Broken Hope from Illinois is rushing to grind your brains. Hibernated for a long time they are back with a new record Omen of Disease, organic brutal death metal mixed with a fair portion of sickness that is even more destroying than on their great album Loathing or extremely raw debut Swamped in Gore from 1991. And these are the albums that have become unquestionably the classics of brutal death metal genre.
So be looking forward to this mutated monster to smash not only your ear canals and to fucking kick your ass but also to open a new dimension of fear and perversity in your mind as a bonus. Do not forget all your hopes will be drowned in the mud of Montreal at OEF AMERICA 2015!!!
GROTESQUE ORGAN DEFILEMENT
GORE FOREVER, MISOGYNY NEVER!!! GROTESQUE ORGAN DEFILEMENT!!!
Thick and nasty goregrind extravanganza is awaiting you! G.O.D. play grindgore thorougly entrenched in the old school way. Capitalism, colonialism, white supremacy and patriarchy are vomited upon via a three way vocal attack while a fury of face-ripping riffs and genuine blastbeat obliteration ferocely destroy your skulls. Gore forever!!!
TOTAL FUCKING DESTRUCTION
3 words!!! TOTAL FUCKING DESTRUCTION!!!!
What better band describes more Obscene Extreme America than these fuckers?! Bringing their blend of catchy & weird-as-hell grindcore to Canada, the trio of TOTAL FUCKING DESTRUCTION will leave no one indifferent.
You know what to expect: Unorthodox song structures, killer riffs, multi-vocals attack , pounding drums & craziness a go-go! Get ready to be part of the annihilation of Montreal!!!
BONE-CRUSHING, GRAVEYARD STOMPING PHILLY THRASH ATTACK!!! RUMPELSTILTSKIN GRINDER!!!
Don't get fooled by the name, RUMPELSTILTSKIN GRINDER are neither the stuff of fairy tales nor in fact a grindcore project, but a band focused on the current thrash revival mixing aggressive vocals, sick ass punked-up riffs with an old-school death metal feel.
These thrash maniacs better pay tribute to Canada by playing songs from their first live album, Raped by Bears! One sure thing, Living for death, destroying the rest is what defines this evil crossover assault and you better get your ass there to witness this madness.
LETS FUCKING PARTY WITH CZECH GRIND COMMANDO!!! JIG-AI!!!
Fuck yes!!! Did you really think Obscene Extreme was coming all over the way from Czech Republic to Montreal without bringing at least one of their motherland grind heroes?! You guys better pay tribute to the band by getting demented in the pit, wearing your crazy costume & stagediving like theres no tomorrow. Hell, bring a fucking beach ball. Let show those Europeans bastards how insane we can get over here.
Tongeren Metal Fest 2015, Belgiums loudest metal festival, takes place next week Saturday 2nd of May 2015 at de VELINX in Tongeren. ENSLAVED, SCHIRENC PLAYS PUNGENT STENCH, BÖLZER, BODYFARM, INSANITY REIGNS SUPREME and DISINTERRED will make their appearance at the second edition of the festival.
With headliners ENSLAVED and SCHIRENC PLAYS PUNGENT STENCH the bar has been set high. The Norwegian progressive black/viking metal quintet ENSLAVED will present their new album exclusively in Belgium at Tongeren Metal Fest. Martin Schirenc - along with his two partners in crime - will perform all original and classic PUNGENT STENCH songs under the flag of SCHIRENC PLAYS PUNGENT STENCH. Viva La Muerte!
The emerging Swiss death/black metal duo BÖLZER left a deep impression with their two EPs Aura and Soma and are now ready to crush Belgium's oldest city to the ground.
As always, special attention is given to new and upcoming talent. After discovering the Dutch death metallers BODYFARM, the festival had to look no further. Local heroes INSANITY REIGNS SUPREME and DISINTERRED will kickstart the evening.
Polish enigmatic Black Metal force, BLAZE OF PERDITION, have unveiled a new track, "Into The Void Again" from their forthcoming, retrospective album "Near Death Revelations". The long-awaited brand new opus is scheduled to land on June 26th worldwide via Agonia Records. Listen to "Into The Void Again" here:
BLAZE OF PERDITION's new album was mixed and mastered at Satanic Audio (Thaw, The Dead Goats). The cover artwork was created by Mentalporn (Sinister, Behemoth, Decapitated, Origin) while the layout was prepared by Kontamination Design (Demonical, Archgoat).
"Near Death Revelations" will be available in CD, 12" black LP with booklet and digital formats.
After two albums the chilean band GANGRENA release its third production simply entitled GANGRENA under AUSTRALIS RECORDS, which counts with 13 tracks and a little bit more tan 37 minutes of a fast and brutal death metal with many mixes that goes from grindcore to brutal death parts all of this sang with a grotesque Spanish lyrics.
Formed in the city of Chillán (south of Chile) in the year 2005, they already had 2 albums called Putrefacción (2008) and De vuelta al Terror (2011) which have validate them as a recommendation letter, to show their interesting and original proposal.
With strong death grind influences of bands such as Terrorizer, Carcass and sometimes with a groove and sticky sound, this new album comes only to reaffirm that this style has more and more followers in Chile. Recorded on Scars records studios by Francisco Meriño, counts with a very original and interesting artwork done by Victor Palavecino.
Gangrena is: Francisco Meriño (Bass & Vocals), Claudio Aguilera (Guitars),Mauricio Asensio (Guitar) y Victor Palavecino (Drums).
Italian newborn death metal act Demiurgon (featuring members from Unbirth and Darkend) join forces with Ungodly Ruins Productions (RUS) for the release their debut album "Above the Unworthy", out on 31 May 2015.
Absolutely crushing premium-class death metal, with a raw approach to technicality. Mixed and mastered by Stefano Morabito at 16th Cellar studios, astonishing artwork by. Par Oloffson.
From Mumbai, India, BIOPSY are shaking up the place with their impeccable brand of brutal death metal. Inspired by the genre's greats like SUFFOCATION, DISGORGE, GORGASM and DEVOURMENT, these guys are leaving no stone unturned in making their idols proud. Sounding thick and juicy, they are going straight for the jugular, elevating the standards of the scene where this niche style is concerned. The underground is rising and under the tutelage of Transcending Obscurity, the group hopes to reach out to the fans of the style around the world. Five songs represent the band's ambitions of perhaps at least being considered as one of the nation's better death metal acts even if the band members have now drifted apart physically although BIOPSY are very much alive and eager to please. And smash skulls.
Line up -
Shomeresh Shetty - Vocals
Akshay Verma - Guitars
Keshav Javadekar - Drums
Track List -
1. Hemolytic Crisis
2. Anatomical Reconstruction
4. Fractals of Derangement
5. Surgical Symmetry
Recorded at Promethean Studios (Mumbai)
Mixed and Mastered by Ashwin Kulkarni (Zero Gravity, Albatross, etc.)
Dormant Inferno from Mumbai pioneered the doom metal movement in India. Back when most in the region were just accustomed to death and thrash metal music, Dormant Inferno gave the fans something different yet bold - a pure expression of death/doom metal, just as the band members wanted. They know their music and what's even better is that they've evolved since the legendary demo 'In Sanity' was unleashed upon the unsuspecting Indian audience. The new songs are varied and dynamic, offering a brilliant and well-tempered contrast of aggression and melody, showcasing the band's innate compositional skills as well their penchant of looking forward and doing things their way.
Dionysus from Pakistan made quite an impact with their debut release 'Hymn to the Dying' which was re-released by international labels. Despite a background not conducive to metal music, the band captured brilliant strains of poignancy in their music, a heart-wrenching melodic sense and a sublime texture that works independently to give off different moods in a metal context. Immediately evocative of past glories and lost chances, Dionysus weave two marvellous songs, oft-intertwining a myriad of emotions, always elegantly expressed.
Both bands are signed to Transcending Obscurity India, a sub-label of Transcending Obscurity formed to give professional support and backing to the deserving bands from the Indian subcontinent. 'Beyond Forgotten Shores' is only the second release on the sub-label.
Artwork is painted by the label owner, Kunal Choksi.
Track list -
Dormant Inferno - Veil of Lunacy
Dormant Inferno - Deliverance
Dormant Inferno - A Once Holy Throne (Incantation)