After 18 years, one EP and five full-length albums which have placed CREST OF DARKNESS firmly at the top of the Extreme Metal genre, the Norwegian masters are back with their most complete, extreme and intense release so far. The ten-track album, titled "In the Presence of Death", is the bands sixth full-length release and amply demonstrates that CREST OF DARKNESS are masters of the genre both in terms of writing and musicianship. It is, in fact, an album that has been described by many as the very essence of Extreme Metal.
Track listing for "In the Presence of Death", which is set for release on My Kingdom Music on the 25th February is as follows:
GORELUST signs with PRC MUSIC for their second album!
It is now official, PRC MUSIC,The label based in the Bas St-Laurent region of the province of Quebec, will be releasing GORELUST's second album in 2013.
The infamous Rimouski-based powerhouse, featuring orinal members Martin Fournier on guitar, Pascal Chevrier on Bass, Jean Beaulieu on vocals and drummer extraordinaire Francis Marmen, will be recording its second album for a late fall 2013 release.
PRC MUSIC is responsible for the re-issue of the long out of print debut "Reign of Lunacy" that was released on december 4t 2012, which was very well recieved in Spain, in Canada and specially in the USA.
PRC MUSIC owner Remi Cote has this to say about the reformation and upcoming album: "I am happy, very happy, to see the band is reuniting and will give it another run... I am stoked thinking I will see them live on stage again before I die! And it is great to see the guys are still metal fans... we are not getting any younger, but the flame is still burning strong enough to keep churning out great fucking metal! 2013 will be a great year for us as a label, and for all of us as metal fans... GORELUST is back! And it's awesome!"
SICKNESS - Death/Gore/Grind band from Johor Bahru. Also known as a Gore/Grind master since 1995. Sickness since the beginning wrote songs about the nasty side of medical mishaps and violent gore facts. Their upcoming debut full length album will show us how to make a good blend in between Carcass and old Suffocation.
Sickness "Necrosymphonies Of Necropsy" CD will be out soon on 1/2/2013
The sympho black metallers RIUL DOAMNEI have released an official video to encompass their new digital EP, A Christmas Carol. Based on Charles Dickens' classic novel and featuring iconic singer CADAVERIA, the new Orchestral Metal Opera in eleven movements makes Christmas ghosts linger on indefinitely into the New Year.
Austrias Melodic Death Veterans THE MORPHEAN welcome the year 2013 with a real blast. "Crossroad" symbols a change in the eight years of band history with many heights but also depths. The single comes along with a video made by Stefan Lenz (Godhatecode, Zombie Inc, Mosfet) and a remix version. From now on The Morphean start the record mode for the upcoming album.
California's Tech Death Metal giants Deeds of Flesh have released an advanced track entitled: "Rise of the Virvum Juggernaut" - off their upcoming 2013 release: "Portals to Canaan".
Founding member Erik Lindmark states: "We are very excited to get this release out there among the masses. The album combines new and old elements of the band and we think the fans will really enjoy it. Zack from Castle Ultimate has done a great job in putting the final touches to the production and "Portals to Canaan" is most definitely our best production to date. The new members, Craig Peters (lead guitar) & Ivan Munguia (bass) fit the band perfectly & really did a great job on the release. All in all we are extremely pleased with the final product and believe the fans will be stoked."
Check out "Rise of the Virvum Juggernaut" on Unique Leader's YouTube channel.
Slovak pagan/thrash metal band PRAROD recently finished work on their debut album, that will be called Kruh Zivota (Circle of Life).
This record is follow-up to their first demo Ozvena Vekov (Echo of Ages), which was recorded in 2010 and released in 2012 by Atramentum Productions.
Album will contain 7 fast-paced heavy songs with length little over 30 minutes. All lyrics are written and sung in Slovak language.
While communication with labels is still in progress, band decided to put online two songs. The first one is called Prichod jari (Coming of Spring) and the second one is called Kruh Zivota (Circle of Life). Both songs can be heard on bands Myspace profile. Song Kruh Zivota was also put on youtube.
Plunge Into Oblivion, the 1994 debut album from the Swedish Old School Death Metal band Vermin will be rereleased by Punishment 18 Records on the 25th of February 2013. The album, which was originally released by Chaos Records/House of Kicks, was produced by Fred Estby (Dismember) and recorded at the legendary Sunlight Studios (by Tomas Skogsberg) where numerous seminal Swedish Death Metal bands such as Treblinka, Tiamat, Katatonia, Entombed and Dismember still record their albums. The Swedish Death Metal band Vermin which started in the 90s is amongst the pioneers of Swedish Death Metal such as Dismember, Nihilist, Grave, Entombed, Unleashed and many more.
Napalm Records has set a February 5, 2013 North American release date for "Solarflesh", the new album from Polish extreme metallers HATE. Album was recorded at Sound Division Studio in Warsaw with Filip "Heinrich" Halucha (VESANIA, DECAPITATED) and Arek "Malta" Malczewski (BEHEMOTH's sound guy). The CD was mixed at Hertz Studio in Bialystok, Poland with producers Slawek and Wojtek Wieslawski (DECAPITATED, VADER).
01. Watchful Eye Of Doom
02. Eternal Might
03. Alchemy Of Blood
04. Timeless Kingdom
05. Festival Of Slaves
06. Sadness Will Last Forever
08. Endless Purity
10. Hatehammer (limited-edition bonus track)
11. Venom (limited-edition bonus track)
12. Fall Of All Icons (limited-edition bonus track)
The official lyric video for "As Grace Descends", a brand new song from New York death metal veterans SUFFOCATION, can be seen below. The track comes off the band's new album, "Pinnacle Of Bedlam", which will be released on February 15, 2013 via Nuclear Blast Records.
Swedish death metallers HYPOCRISY are putting the finishing touches on their new album, "End Of Disclosure", for a late March release via Nuclear Blast Records.
Commented HYPOCRISY leader Peter Tägtgren: "We're still in the studio working hard to finalize the album. Horgh just layed down the drums, and let me tell you, it sounds awesome!!! Thundering and brutal!
"We can't wait to put out the new tracks and play them live! Hope to meet you all soon on road and wish you guys a great X-mas and happy new year!"
Swedish viking/black metallers THYRFING have completed work on their new album, "De Ödeslösa" at Fascination Street studios in Örebro, Sweden with producer Jens Bogren (OPETH, PARADISE LOST, WITCHCRAFT). The band's first CD since 2008's critically acclaimed "Hels Vite" will be released in the spring via NoiseArt Records.