Jordanian Dark Oriental metallers BILOCATE have inked a deal with the Italian label Code666 (Aural Music) to release their third studio album Summoning the Bygones. The album was mixed and mastered at Fascination Street Studio in Sweden with producer Jens Bogren (OPETH, KATATONIA, BLOODBATH, AMON AMARTH, SYMPHONY X, PARADISE LOST).
"Summoning The Bygones" artwork and promo track will be announced soon. Video footage from the studio diary can be seen below:
BILOCATEs bassist Hani Al Abbadi commented on the deal: Its an honor to join Code666 roster and a step forward in BILOCATEs musical career, 'Summoning the Bygones' has the most intense and best material weve done so far. We are pleased to release it with a sub-label of one of the biggest musical companies in Italy Aural Music.
'Summoning The Bygones' is an old vision with a totally new arrangement, we took the tracks and rewrote many parts of their music and lyrics from scratch but kept the old spirit that everyone enjoyed in 'Dysphoria', the album will remind our fans of what weve given them before but they will surly feel the change it has many passages and will carry you into a heavy, fast, dark oriental Metal journey, commented vocalist Ramzi Essayed.
Added Code666 label manager Emi: "Having been a personal long-time fan of the band, there was no way we would let this chance slip past us to sign them for the new album. As a label we haven't signed many Oriental Metal, but in BILOCATE we have found a high quality addition to our roster and are looking forward to working with the entire BILOCATE team in the future!.
The album also includes a fully modified version of "Days Of Joy" under a new name "Hypia" (which is actually the very first name this song had originally when it was composed in 2003), in addition to a brand new song and a cover of "Dead Emotion" from one of the legends in Doom/Gothic Metal PARADISE LOST taken from their legendary album Gothic rearranged totally in BILOCATE style, its a way of celebrating 20 years from the release of this amazing record that created a whole new Metal genre.
The tracks Hypia and the legendary 20-minute track A Desire To Leave features the Metal icon Dan Swano as a guest vocalist.
The Staten Island-based brutal death metal quintet, Torturous Inception (ex-Vomitous Rectum), recently inked a deal with Torture Music Records for the release of their yet to be titled debut full-length album, tentatively scheduled to be released in the fall of 2012. Recordings for the album will start in the early summer at Full Force Studios (Suffocation, Internal Bleeding, etc.) in Long Island, NY.
Were proud we get to carry on the legacy of great New York death metal, and are excited to join the growing TMR family! Torturous Inception
XTREEM MUSIC announced the signing of one of Spain's most outstanding newcomer acts called ONIROPHAGUS.
The band is currently completing their line-up for upcoming live performances at the same time that are working in the promotion of their EP and writing new songs for their debut full length album due for 2013.
In the meantime you can acquire their EP "Defiler of Hope" either through the band or Xtreem Music. You can actually listen to a couple of songa at the band's official Reverbnation.
Prosthetic Records has announced the signing of Greek symphonic death metal quartet SEPTICFLESH.
Band commented : "We are very excited to have signed a new North American deal with Prosthetic Records; we feel we have made the right choice with a label that could give us the right attention for the American market, we plan on striking hard with our next album!"
West Coast blackened death conjurers VALDUR recently added guitarist/vocalist Samuel to their dark legion of wrath.
Comments the band in a collective statement: We are fortunate enough to inject a healthy and brutal dose of diversity into our ongoing journey. The band is hard at work writing a new full-length, and are also setting up a West Coast tour for this summer.
"Umskiptar", the new album from
BURZUM will see North American release on May 22. Finding inspiration from the verses of famous Scandinavia poem Voluspa, Umskiptar is a return-to-roots album.
Says the controversial musician: The vocals are more important than on any previous album with a total of 66 stanzas making up the albums lyrics. Umskiptar expands BURZUMs ongoing influence of Nordic folk, but for this album adds more traditional heavy metal, signature BURZUM composition, and a keener emphasis on vocal delivery once again presented in Vikernes native tongue. Umskiptar (or Metamorphoses) follows the historical story that details the creation of the world and its end as dictated to Odin, a recurring character in BURZUMs lyrics. Umskiptar follows 2011s Fallen. Said Decibel Magazine, pounding, primitive rhythms are lashing by fizzing, frostbitten guitar which swirls in squalls around Vikernes inhuman, agonizing screech; a chilling mesmerizing, unflinching mirror on a profoundly troubled soul.
Finnish black metallers BEHEXEN have inked a deal with Debemur Morti Productions. The band's as-yet-untitled fourth album is tentatively due at the end of September. The nine-song CD will feature cover artwork by K. Lehto from Crimson Wine. The CD and vinyl layout will be completed by Babalon Graphics.
Today California progressive grind conquerors CATTLE DECAPITATION release "Lifestalker," the second single off their new album, Monolith Of Inhumanity!
Set for North American release on May 8, 2012, the record was produced by Dave Otero of Denver's Flatline Audio and sees the band exploring innovative new techniques in song writing without abandoning their signature formula of confrontational audio wreckage and self-loathing lyrical content.
Comments singer Travis Ryan: We just returned from a great European tour where we played a ton of new songs which were received extremely well by everyone over there! So much so that we decided to premiere the second sample track of our new album Monolith Of Inhumanity on a European website for all our fans and the new fans we just made during this last tour! We had a blast and we hope you all get a kick out of the new track Lifestalker. This new album is light years ahead of the rest of our albums and we look forward to coming back to Europe to decapitate you all with it!
Monolith Of Inhumanity is an achievement that stands out as one of the most volatile, ambitious, and impossible to aptly categorize records you will hear in 2012. Dragging their ever-evolving deathgrind sound kicking and screaming into the epic territory inhabited by the likes of Dimmu Borgir and Anaal Nathrakh, the quartet redefine all perceptions of what CATTLE DECAPITATION is. With their seventh full-length, the band have never sounded more focused, aggressive, or maniacally determined to get in the faces of those who erroneously believe theyve already experienced the band at their extreme best.
The 11-track Monolith Of Inhumanity features a host of guests including Mike Majewski of Devourment (guest vocals on "Projectile Ovulation"), Lenard Leal of Cephalic Carnage (backing vocals by on "A Living, Breathing Piece of Defecating Meat"), The Cephalic Carnage Community Men's Choir, consisting of all current Cephalic members and alumni Jawsh Mullen and Zac Joe (gang choir vocals on "The Carbon Stampede"), and ambient and noise interludes by Los Angeles' most extreme decimator of sound, John Wiese, as well as another strikingly brutal cover by Wes Benscoter.
Legendary grind merchants PHOBIA are set to scathe the masses with their fifth studio offering, Remnants of Filth, this June.
Produced and mixed by Scott Hull (Pig Destroyer, Agoraphobic Nosebleed) at Visceral Sound Studios in Bethesda, Maryland and engineered by Mike Harrison at Winter Skies Productions in San Antonio, Texas, Remnants Of Filth offers up 18 pile-driving, socio-political grind hymns in 19 minutes. Slated to drop on June 5 through Willowtip Records, the band - vocalist Shane The Pain Mclachlan, bassist Calum MacKenzie, drummer Bryan Fajardo and guitarists Dorian Rainwater and CC Loessin have crafted one of the most punishing efforts of their winding discography of wrath.
Comments Mclachlan of the offering: "Remnants Of Filth is a brutal, in-depth grind record that I feel represents what this band is all about, from past to present. This is total brutal grindcore at its best with nothing less than the 100% punk-as-fuck attitude to compliment what this band is all about!
Legendary death metal legion SIX FEET UNDER unveiled the first single from forthcoming studio offering, Undead. Slated for North American release on May 22, 2012 through Metal Blade Records, the 12-track recording was produced by Mark Lewis (Deicide, Devildriver) and mixed by Jason Suecof (Whitechapel, Job For A Cowboy), at Audio Hammer Studios in Sanford, Florida.
Comments vocalist/death metal ambassador Chris Barnes of the recording: Im in pretty much the best headspace Ive been in since myself and [former guitarist] Allen West started this band in 1993. Im super excited about the new record. Its a rejuvenation; its a rebirth of SIX FEET UNDER, and fans will definitely latch on to my excitement and how focused I am in the lyrics Ive written The hypocrisies of daily life, things that affect us that spawn aggression, loneliness, sadness, theres a lot of emotions going on across the record, and I guess that the dark horror that humans cause is my niche.
Portuguese metal band MALEVOLENCE announces that their brand new 3rd album is now concluded in terms of recording, mixing and mastering.
The long awaited successor to their International highly praised 2nd album will be the bands first official release since their 1999 release MARTYRIALIZED (Recorded in FREDMAN STUDIOS).
The new album was produced entirely by Carlos Cariano, the groups singer, guitarist, lyricist and main songwriter.
All the instrumentation was completely recorded during diverse sessions between the fall of 2011 and the beginning of 2012 by Paulo Pereira (keyboards and programming) on his own 20M2SEA STUDIO in Portugal.
Vocal recordings, final mixing and mastering were generated in WOODSHED STUDIO in Landshut, Germany, property of producer V. Santura (TRIPTYKON, OBSCURA, DARK FORTRESS, PESTILENCE ).
The recording line-up on the new album consists of the same members that were responsible for the generation of MARTYRIALIZED while introducing session drummer extraordinaire Dirk Verbeuren (SOILWORK, THE DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT, JEFF LOOMIS ).
The final album title, track listing and further details shall be revealed soon.
Click here to watch "Shunq (To The Despaired King Of Darkness)", the new video from the Dubai-based death/thrash metal band NERVECELL. It comes off band's latest album, "Psychogenocide", which was released last year.
The song features Karl Sanders of NILE on guest vocals. The clip was directed by Shane De Almeida and edited by Ahmad Al Sharif in the city of Al-Ain in the United Arab Emirates.