Candlelight Records today confirms the worldwide signing of PESTILENCE. The celebrated eastern Netherlands-based band is currently preparing to enter the studio to begin work on their seventh studio album, titled Obsideo. The album is expected to be produced by vocalist/guitarist Patrick Mameli and set to feature ten new songs. No release date is set as of press time.
The band comments, PESTILENCE is very excited to announce that they have signed a recording deal with Candlelight Records. We feel that our new material is very special and innovative and that it needs the back up of a solid company like Candlelight to get it out there to the metal world.
Obsideo will feature band mastermind Mameli and long-time partner guitarist Patrick Uterwijk with new German bassist George Maier and Australian drummer Dave Haley. Mameli notes, PESTILENCE is chuffed to have Dave Haley in the lineup. Dave is one of the five best extreme drummers in the world, and his talent brings PESTILENCE to new levels that couldn't be reached otherwise. Georg Maier is a young and talented bass player that will turn some heads. Both guys are really down to earth and real easy going. Of course, Patrick Uterwijk is my most respectable and long-going friend and musician.
Formed in 1986, PESTILENCE took influence from early American and German thrash metal to cultivate its now signature death metal sound. Four albums would see release and continued worldwide growth for the band before members decided to go separate ways in 1994. Fourteen years later, the band would reform and in 2009 released Resurrection Macabre (Mascot). On review, noted website Chronicles Of Chaos said, Mameli and company chose to steer this effort down paths previously unexplored whilst maintaining their unmistakably vintage essence. Blabbermouth added, distinctive and unique a diverse and satisfying metal experience.
In recent years, PESTILENCE has also returned to the live stage; their first North American tour in over 16 years commenced at the annual Maryland Death Fest May 30, 2010. Commenting to Noisecreep after announcement of the 18-city tour, Mameli said, we will put our heart and soul into these upcoming shows and hope to make lots of fans happy with both old and new material." PESTILENCE was a featured performer on the second annual 70,000 Tons of Metal Cruise that left Miami on January 23, 2012. The band performed two sets on the popular Caribbean cruise that also featured Cannibal Corpse, Crowbar, My Dying Bride, Samael, Overkill, and Venom among others.
PESTILENCE is exclusively endorsed by Ibanez Guitars and Pyramid Strings.
Montreal's MAGISTER DIXIT will be releasing its 4th full length album on PRC MUSIC in April of 2013.
The new album, entitled "Maze of Thousand Ways", is the epitome of MAGISTER DIXIT's already impressive discography. This 4th album is darker, more brutal and epic.
Melodic, yet still very brutal, this new album will bring you back to the good old days of the Scandinavian black Metal movement (EMPEROR, MARDUK, SATYRICON, MORK GRYNING) as well as to classic material from ABIGOR and NOKTURNAL MORTUM.
"Maze of Thousand Ways" will be available in Canadian stores on April 16 2013.
Hungary's kill team KILL WITH HATE will see its debut album "Voices of Obliteration" released worldwide by PRC MUSIC on April 16 on CD.
KILL WITH HATE delivers a crushing mid 1990's American-influenced Death Metal with an astonishing crystal clean production. Fast, groovy and very heavy, KILL WITH HATE is musically similar to old Cannibal Corpse, old Dying Fetus and sometime Aborted... No millions of notes per minute here, just real songs, played by great musicians having a great time delivering the goods.
AVULSED is ready to hit the studios next week to record their long awaited 6th full length in the band's career which will be called "Ritual Zombi" (yes, written in Spanish), title that was already announced exactly two years ago, which will be a conceptual work only dealing with zombies and its various aspects.
The album will contain 9 new songs plus a cover song of DEATH's "Zombie Ritual" as a tribute to the band that started it all for the real Death Metal sound (with permission from POSSESSED, of course!!). There will be also three instrumental songs (intro, interlude & outro) and this will be the first recording featuring new drummer Osckar Bravo.
Recording & production will take place in Madrid at La Casa del Ruido Studios by Dani Blanco & AVULSED during February/ March and later will be mixed in Barcelona at Moontower Studios by Javi Félez. Then it'll be finally mastered in Sweden at Unisound Studios by mastermind Dan Swanö. Cover artwork will be done by Juanjo Castellano, who did a superb work for the latest PUTREVORE album and this made it clear for the band that he'd be the perfect choice to conceive the most putrid transcription of the band's sound.
"Ritual Zombi" promises to be the strongest album of the band, gathering all elements that made AVULSED's style over two decades, a respected force with thousands of diehard fans around the world, which for sure won't be disappointed with this new work, that will be another step in the band's fight to keep the true spirit of Death Metal, free of clichés, labels & trends, staying loyal to what the band has been playing since day one back in 1991, which is: DEATH METAL (in bold letters!!).
The band will be capturing on video all the recording process and will be posting clips every week at the band's official Facebook page.
The release of "Ritual Zombi" is scheduled for June 2013 and until then, AVULSED will keep playing very few and selected festivals, after which, they'll start to present the new album, with a highlight at the release party in Madrid, which will be a special festival called RITUAL ZOMBI FEST. In October 12th together with some legendary and exclusive bands (both European & Spanish) that will be announced in the coming weeks, stay tuned at their Facebook as well!!
Symphonic extreme metallers Mortuorial Eclipse reveal the artwork of their debut opus, which will be entitled "The Aethyrs' Call".
The band describes the album as:
"A piece of art which combines Blackened Death Metal" with symphonic compositions and ancestral resemblance, extended through dark and intense passages occasionally assembled into exquisite dramatic sections."
01. The Summoner's Procession
02. Advent of a Sinister Omen
03. Crepuscular Necromantic Visions
04. Perpetual Covenant
05. At the Gates of the Marduk's Shrine
06. Brotherhood of the Serpent
07. Orion's Progeny
"The Aethyr's Call" will be released through Art Gates Records in Spain on February 25 and rest of Europe on March 1st.
The album has been produced by Mortuorial Eclipse and co-produced by Matías Takaya, mixed and mastered by Arek "Malta" Malczewski (Decapitated, Behemoth, Vesania) at Sound Division Studios in Polonia.
One of the fundamental pillars of Chilean Thrash Metal "TORTURER" is getting ready to release its new album simply titled as TORTURER.
This new work, which will be edited by AUSATRALIS RECORDS in a double CD format, is preparing to be released in March 2013.
As a promotion of the new album, the band led by its founder FRANCISCO CAUTIN, decided to take a videoclip of the song "GUERRAS", the single of the new album.
This new video clip directed by DANIEL DUARTE, shows a mix of outdoor scenes with apocalyptical and macabre images, alluding to the lyrics of its promotional single. With the edition of this video clip and the subsequent release of their self-titled double album, the band consecrates an spectacular start of the year, ending in April of this year as one of the highlighted bands at the "national bands stage" in THE METAL FEST 2013, one of the most important and respected festivals within the South American scene.
Swedish death metal legend Hypocrisy have released their new album 'End Of Disclosure'. The album was produced by mastermind Peter Tägtgren in his Abyss Studios in Sweden and artwork was done by Wes Benscoter (SLAYER, KREATOR, NILE,VADER, BLOODBATH). End Of Disclosure will be released March 22 (Europe) and April 2, 2013 (North America) via Nuclear Blast.
American death metal band Six Feet Under's new album, 'Unborn' will be released March 19. The mixes have undertaken by Chris Zeuss Harris who has worked with such bands as Suicide Silence, All That Remains, Shadows Fall, Soulfly.
French hardcore/death metal outfit THE BRUTAL DECEIVER have released a
music video directed by Thibaut Chaumont for We Are
Legion from their album 'Go Die. One By One'. The album will be out in spring 2013 via Useless Pride Records.
Italian death-metalcore band Your Anguish just finished recording their third album 'Heroes & Zeroes' at Fusix Studio (Upon This Dawning, Shake Well Before, Ready Set Fall) with a brand new lineup and a totally renovated sound in the vein of August Burns Red, Parkway Drive, Black Dahlia Murder. The album release is expected by the end of March.
"Swedish black metal quartet STILLA has finally recorded its debut album "Till Stilla Falla", to be released by Nordvis on 03/03/2012. The record is obviously inspired by the bronze era of eerie svart metall and ominous travellers through the cold netherworlds of the Northern hinterland which fascinated through atmosphere and intensity instead of rock'n'roll cabaret. STILLA which includes individuals like Bergraven's Pär (guitars), A from Armagedda (vocals), A. Vidhall from Havok (bass) and Johan from De Arma (drums) did indeed succed to craft an album with passion and remarkable feeling for eerie moods."
Blast Head Records announced their signing of Ancient Roman death metal band ADE for the spring release of their sophomore album entitled Spartacus, which features extreme metal drummer George Kollias and will be the band's follow up to their 2009 debut Prooemivm Sangvine.
True masters of music, ADE, formed in 2007, with the purpose of blending death metal with the traditional instruments of ancient Rome and Greece.
When I first listened to Spartacus I was instantly intrigued by the amazing song structures, production and most importantly the musicianship of ADE! From start to finish Spartacus grips you with musical hooks and their use of traditional Roman instruments allows you hear something new with every listen. The album is very powerful, memorable and in all honesty is a major contender for album of the year! I am beyond proud to have ADE on Blast Head Records to showcase their talents to the world!" comments Paul Shaw, owner of Blast Head Records.
This first single 'Duelling The Shadow of Spartacus ft. George Kollias' is now streaming below.
01. Betrayer FromThrace
02. Sanguine Pluit in Arena
03. The Endless Runaway
04. Crixius Flags Of Dishonor
05. Duelling The Shadow Of Spartacus
06. Mars Unpredictable Favour
07. Decimate The Coward
08. Six Thousands Crosses
09. Divinitus Victor
10. For Everything To Be The Same...
'Spartacus' is a masterpiece that simple! I feel blessed and honored recording the drums for this album. ADE can play great and write some of the best songs in the genre; the combination of writing, feel and musicianship is in this album outstanding; they worked very hard on each song and that shows very well. 'Spartacus' has some really unique elements and ideas that ADE combines with the best and fresh- way possible...this is why I cant wait to see peoples reaction with this AMAZING album!!! comments drummer George Kollias.