A few days ago Noctem announced a change in the line up of the band.
Helion (rhythm guitar) decided to part ways with the band for personal reasons. His abandonment of Noctem was produced in the most friendly way possible. We understand and support him. Now we proudly present Nekros as the new guitar of the band.
A few days later Noctem was presented as the new artist of the brand Esp & Ltd guitars and basses. Exo, Nekros and Ul proudly use Esp & Ltd instruments and have been fanatics of this well known brand for years and years.
In words of the band: "This is a further step for Noctem's career, as Esp & Ltd instrument's style fits perfectly the aggressive and sharp sound of Noctem. We hope this is the beginning of a very long relationship between the band and this worldwide killer brand".
Metal Tank Records is giving away 10 copies of Panikk's latest album entitled "Unbearable Conditions". To enter to win all you have to do is email Metal Tank Records at firstname.lastname@example.org with Metal Tank Records Giveaway as the subject and on March 25, 10 winners will be choosed randomly.
PANIKKS Unbearable Conditions contain nothing but fast, old school and untamed thrash metal from one of the leading Slovenian bay-area influenced metal bands in the vein of VIO-LENCE, EVILDEAD, FORCED ENTRY and ACID REIGN.
The new revealed single "Dismay" from the forthcoming album has been posted online at YouTube.
Polish technical death metallers Banisher released the first single from the recently recorded Scarcity album. The follower of 2010's Slaughterhouse contains 10 tracks, including a death metal version of Yakety Sax, more commonly known as the Benny Hill theme. The band is looking for a label to release the album.
Listen to the new single below:The album was recorded in a new line-up, with Łukasz Lucass Krzesiewicz (Sammath Naur, Gnida, Esquarial) as the drummer. Furthermore, there is a guest appearance by Wojtek Famielec (Disperse, ex-Redemptor), who recorded the bass guitar for one of the tracks. Szymon Grodzki from Invent Sound Studio (also Sammath Naur and Gnida guitarist) took care of the recording, mixing and mastering.
In the meantime, the band is preparing for the upcoming concerts. In April you'll be able to see them live in 6 cities, as part of the Ultimate Porky Tour 2013. Several more shows in Poland abroad are planned for May. In August, Banisher will appear on two outdoor festivals in the Eastern Europe: Metal Crowd Festival (Belarus) and Metal Head's Mission (Ukraine).
The debut album from the Ukrainian progressive death-doom band Odradek Room is now available to order from Hypnotic Dirge Records. The 'Bardo. Relative Reality.' album consists of seven songs and an hour playtime, released in a digipack with a 12 page booklet including the full album's lyrics in both Russian and English. The album is also available online for free streaming(below) and digital downloads on bandcamp.
Named after one of Franz Kafka's short stories, Odradek Room is an atmospheric and progressive death-doom band with post-rock leanings from Mariupol, Ukraine. Initially formed in 2008 under the name 'Shards of Silence', the past five years has given the band ample time to develop and refine their sound for their debut album 'Bardo. Relative Reality.' Creating dynamic and profound music, rich in tempo and mood variation, Odradek Room has crafted an extremely strong debut which perfectly shows the duality between the aggressive and melancholic sides of death-doom combining slow plodding riffs, soaring emotional melodies, post-rock leanings, and a psychedelic touch to create a rich canvas of sonic majesty. A conceptual album based on the ideas of the Tibetan Book of the Dead and surreal images of the subliminal consciousness, the album consists of seven songs and an hour playtime, released in a digipack with a 12 page booklet including the full album's lyrics in both Russian and English, since it was very important to the band for the lyrical concept of this work to be comprehensible in both languages. Unique, mature, and with a well-defined personality, Bardo. Relative Reality. is a highly recommended debut album from this young Ukrainian band.
This April, Odradek Room will share the stage with Mourning Beloveth, Shape of Despair, Kauan, Crypt of Silence, and I Miss my Death at the sixth installment of Ukraine's largest Doom festival, Doom Over Kiev!
Today, Hells Headbangers/Hammerheart Records announces May 28th as the international release date for the CD version of Joel Grind's The Yellowgoat Sessions debut. The solo project of the selfsame Toxic Holocaust founder/frontman, Joel Grind's The Yellowgoat Sessions bears many similarities to the early days of Toxic Holocaust - especially the Critical Mass demo - but goes down a darker, dirtier, decidedly more primitive route. The (toxic) result is 10 tracks of raw and fuzzed-out rock 'n' roll / metal / punk in the vein of the first Bathory album and early Motorhead. Says JJoel Grind, "If you are looking for over-produced shit that passes as 'metal' today, this is NOT for you!".
Today, Hells Headbangers/Hammerheart Records announces May 14th as the international release date for GRAVEWÜRM's brand-new album, Infernal Minions. The American band's ninth full-length overall, Gravewürm's Infernal Minions "represents our continued path of worshipping the ancient gods of black metal," says founding vocalist/guitarist Funeral Grave. With cover art done by Massacre's Kam Lee, Infernal Minions indeed pays respect to the blackened altar of Hellhammer and Venom, Burzum and Beherit, Goatloard and Grand Belial's Key. Obstinate in their refusal to compromise, dedicated to the bitter end: For 23 years now, Gravewürm have been their own masters, and Infernal Minions is the aggregate accumulation of their arcane wisdom.
Magenta Harvest, started as a two-man project in 2005, when former ...and Oceans members Timo K (Havoc Unit, O, ex-...and Oceans) and Janne (MyGrain, ex-...and Oceans) wanted to continue making early ...and Oceans kind of music. Years later the project has been transformed into a full 5-piece band, when bassist Jonas (Chthonian, The Iniquity Descent), Guitarist Timo H and latest addition singer Mathias (Finntroll, Chthonian, The Iniquity Descent) joined in the line-up.
After two well-received EP's: a Familiar Room (2011) and Apparition Of Ending (2012), the band is ready to enter studio (SoundSpiral Audio) in May and record as yet untitled full-length album with Juho Räihä. The release date is planned for the summer/fall 2013 according to finnish label Inverse Records.
South American Black Metal horde Patria recently unleashed a new album teaser for 'Nihil Est Monastica'. The trailer was created by Swedish producer Håkan Sjodin, who previously worked for Marduk on their latest official video for 'Souls For Belial'. The band have now released a new track from the album 'Ascendant of Darkness' in advance of it's release via Drakkar Productions on 13th March 2013.Mantus comments on the release as a definite step forward for Patria, adding that "'Nihil Est Monastica' is an album going through a bit fresh musical conception if compared to our previous releases. There's no walls at all concerning our creativity on this record. We just decided to do what we had to do, naturally, without any worries about labels or rules. Something that would pleasure our own ears as real Black Metal fans, you know. We're also mixing different influences and elements. It also has a little better production, but even still keeping that necro and lowfi characteristics of the early Black Metal sound. The cover art was signed by the great artist Costin Chioreanu (Darkthrone, Ulver, Aura Noir, Absu, etc.)"
Details of "Dirty", the 6th full-length album from Italo-Norwegian hard-industrial-electro extreme metallers ABORYM have been announced. The 10-track double album (cover below), which will be available in digipak, jewel case and gatefold double LP formats, is set for release on Agonia Records on the 28th May in Europe and the 11th June in the USA/North America.
"Dirty" was recorded at the Fear No One Studios in Italy with Emiliano Natali, reprising his Sound Engineers role from the bands "Psychogrotesque" album, and it is helmed by Marc Urselli of New Yorks Eastside Sound Studio who has worked with the likes of Mike Patton and Lou Reed. The electronic part of the album is engineered by D. Loop (Kebabtraume, Limbo). R.G. Narchost (Stormcrow, Demon's Shade, Drowning Ashes) created "The Spiral shaped chamber" custom sounds library for the band. Artwork for the album is by ABORYMs Fabban.
The first CD of the album features new material, whilst the second CD featu res two tracks from previous albums, which have been completely re-arranged and re-recorded, covers of tracks by Iron Maiden, Pink Floyd and Nine Inch Nails, and a previously unreleased track performed by both musicians such as Agonia BV, Tamara Picardo, Samuel Heru Ra Ha MK, Hostis, Ulven, Mike Bizzini, David Cholasta, Tobias Dünnebacke, Jonathan Butcher, Jessy Lavallee, Thomas Hochstetler, Mary J. Rooks, Amanda Neilson and Mark Llewellyn, as well as several fans. The song was written by Alberto Penzin (CO2, ex-Schizo) and was spliced together from all the different sources.
01. Irreversible Crisis
02. Across the Universe
06. I dont Know05. Raped by Daddy
07. The Factory of Death
08. Helter Skelter Youth
09. Face the Reptile
10. The Day the Sun Stopped Shining
01. Fire Walk With Us (new version originally released on Fire Walk With Us)
02. Roma Divina Urbs (new version originally released on Kali Yuga Bizarre)
Swedish Black Metal metallers SVARTSYN have revealed details of their forthcoming full-length album entitled "Black Testament". The release will hit the shops on the 28th of May in Europe and 11th of June in North America.
According to the band founder and mastermind - Ornias - "Black Testament" can be described as a "sinister m ix between Destruction Of Man (2003) and Timeless Reign (2007) releases." He also added: "it's a journey through my spiritual darkness and death."
The album was recorded at Mortsella Studio, Sweden. A short series of video clips* documenting the recording process (vocals, guitars and drums) can be viewed below.
Guitars:Vocals:"Bla ck Testament" will consist of 7 original tracks and be available on CD, LP (first 100 copies available on a coloured vinyl) and digital.
Brutal/grinders PSYCHOTIC DESPAIR have found an agreement with Nadir Promotion in order to promote their new album "Words for Empty Spaces". The new work from the Czech Republic band will see the light on digital and standard market on the incoming 6th of March.
The upcoming full-length is described as a mix of grindcore in the Napalm Death/Terrorizer vein, with death metal influences (Dying fetus/ misery Index above all).
Check out a making of an official video of Enduring The Eternal Molestation Of Flame taken from the bands latest release At The Gate Of Sethu. Watch as the group provides a behind-the-scenes impression of last years intense video shoot in Greece. The clip was directed by Jon Simvonis (Septic Flesh, Devils Train).