Spanish death metal band AVULSED have parted ways with drummer Ricardo "Riky" Mena.
"We're sorry to communicate you that since last 20th of March, Ricardo Mena (Riky) is no longer the band's drummer. Due to differences on how to deal with different internal issues within the band, we've decided, after a reunion, that the best thing for both parts is not to continue together. No hard feelings, beyond the sadness that all this means for us all.
Due to this, we must announce the cancellation of the performance on the two upcoming festivals in April where AVULSED was going to participate: Thrashway Fest (Oviedo) and Barroselas SWR Fest (Portugal). However, there's a possibility that the last show with the current line-up with Riky might happen at Hellfest in France.
We just want to thank Riky for his eight years of total devotion and profesionalism as a musician and his friendship, that we'll keep, of course. And to wish him the best both on personal and professional on musical matters."
Multi-national thrashers NIGHTRAGE will film a video for an as-yet-undisclosed song off their latest album, "Insidious", on April 28 at the Eightball Club in Thessaloniki, Greece. Directing the clip will be Gabriel Psaltakis, who helmed the latest PSYCHO CHOKE video, "Get Down".
NIGHTRAGE's fifth album, "Insidious", was released last September via Lifeforce Records. The album features guest appearances by Gus G. (OZZY OSBOURNE, FIREWIND), Tomas S. Englund (EVERGREY), Apollo Papathanasio (FIREWIND, SPIRITUAL BEGGARS), John K (BIOMECHANICAL) and the band's former frontman Tomas Lindberg (also known for his work with AT THE GATES, THE CROWN and LOCK UP). Lindberg appeared on the band's first two albums 2003's "Sweet Vengeance" and 2005's "Descent Into Chaos" before being replaced by Jimmie Strimell (now in DEAD BY APRIL), who sang on 2007's "A New Disease Is Born".
DISINTEGRATE's new album "Parasites Of A Shifting Future" is going to be released on July 27, 2012 via Massacre Records.
DISINTEGRATE, hailing from the north of Holland, has a definite preference for well-balanced arrangements and raw, energetic vocal lines, nicely served with a feisty death metal-sauce. Every musician in DISINTEGRATE has the freedom to develop his skills and show his musical prowess, thus creating a grooving mixture of aggression and melody.
DISINTEGRATE is the brain child of Danny Boonstra (vocals + keyboards), Leo van Leijen (guitars) and Jos Hindriks (guitars). When they started the band in 2005, a clear statement was defined outlining the structure and content for DISINTEGRATE: intelligent melodic death/thrash metal with no boundaries.
The band really took flight with the addition of Joran Dijkstra (drums) and Sander Stegeman (bass). By releasing the MCD "Destructive Capacity", the band received a lot of attention and also played on the prestigious Waldrock festival in 2009 alongside bands like Carcass, Killswitch Engage and Heaven & Hell.
Singaporean grind pioneers DEMISOR have officially inked a worldwide deal with Pulverised Records! Formed in 1987, the unsung DEMISOR specialize in sonic devastation with their earliest bout of buzzsaw guitar lashes and maniacal blasts appearing on their Mestectomy and Oral Climax demos released in 1990 and 1992 respectively. Today the epic DEMISOR discography includes over a dozen split releases in true grind fashion. The band is currently penning new material for the upcoming as-yet-untitled EP, which will be released later this year via Pulverised Records.
Commented DEMISOR in a collective statement: "It's an honor to work with Pulverised as we do know of their professionalism towards the core of extreme music. Pulverised indeed gave us the privilege to blast out to the masses our kind of uber obliterating grindcore! The upcoming mini-album will pummel all aspects of grind holocaust that DEMISOR has ever churned out! Be warned!"
Added Pulverised Records A&R Manager Calvin Chiang commented: "It was no coincidence that DEMISOR came to be a part of the Pulverised roster; weve known the guys for years and have always shown a positive interest in releasing something for them but unfortunately, the time was never right as the other members in DEMISOR were heavily involved in their other bands. Towards the end of 2011, we received news that DEMISOR is now officially back in full force and with the new EP planned and as well as a short European tour coming up, there is no other better time than now to solidify the DEMISOR/Pulverised alliance. DEMISOR 2012 will show how grind is properly done!"
In related news, the band recently announced their inclusion on this year's edition of the infamous Obscene Extreme Festival in Trutnov, Czech Republic. DEMISOR will share the stage with 69 bands including Exhumed, the reunited Nasum, Asphyx, Discharge, Poison Idea, Cephalic Carnage and many more. In conjunction with their stop at the fest, and in promotion of their upcoming EP, DEMISOR wil embark on a mini European tour. Further info to be announced soon.
Norwegian experimental black metal band, MESOPOTAMIA, who recently signed to Abyss Records, has posted a pre-production demo of the song "The Summoning of Erra" from their forthcoming debut album at www.reverbnation.com/mesopotamia.
The band is currently wrapping up the writing/demoing process and will enter the studio in the early Spring to record the album, which is set to be released later this year. Earlier this year, MESOPOTAMIA posted a demo version of the track "The Cult of Ninurta" at the same location.
Premiere track from VORKREISTs upcoming album, Sigil Whore Christ, is streaming right now at Agonia Records SoundCloud. Click here to listen the track, called "Maledicte".
VORKREIST, French black/death metallers featuring members of HELL MILITIA, SECRETS OF THE MOON, GLORIOR BELLI, BLACKLODGE , ANTAEUS and MERRIMACK, will release their 4th album on Agonia Records on April 22nd in Europe and May 22nd in North America.
Sigil Whore Christ was recorded at Drudenhaus Studios (Alcest, Les Discrets) and is described by the band as catchy as hell, brutal as fuck, and still with this overwhelming feeling of sickness.
Saint Vincent: Vocals
Dave Terror: Drums
With over 12 years of experience in the French black/death metal scene, the band has gained a solid stage reputation, having previously performed with BELPHEGOR, DODHEIMSGARD, KAAMOS, OFERMOD, CODE and KAMPFAR, among many others.
Sigil Whore Christ will be available as: digipack CD, digital download, heavy vinyl and limited to 100 copies heavy vinyl with red splatter (the last one available only via Agonia Records Webshop). The first pressing of every vinyl comes with an exclusive poster.
Legendary Singaporean blackened warbeasts IMPIETY are set to unleash eighth studio album through Pulverised Records this May. Offering up eight grisly tracks, including a cover of Bathorys Sacrifice, the aptly titled Ravage & Conquer was recorded, mixed and mastered over a course of two weeks at Studio 47 in Singapore and features cover art by renowned illustrator, Lord Sickness (Sabbat, Witchaven, Zygoatsis, etc).
Savagely innovative, technical, and uncompromising, Ravage & Conquer lives up to its name. Led by frontman Shyaithan, IMPIETYs covenant of chaos remains impenetrable, delivering some of the harshest and most vicious brand of blackened death metal the world has witnessed.
01. Revelation Decimation
02. Ravage & Conquer
04. The Scourge Majesty
05. War Crowned
06. Legacy Of Savagery
07. Salve The Goat
08. Sacrifice (Bathory cover)
Ravage & Conquer will be released in North American via Pulverised Records on May 8, 2012.
A one-minute teaser for "Reign Supreme", the new album from Maryland extreme metallers DYING FETUS, is available below. Due on June 17 via Relapse Records, the CD was recorded at Wrightway Studios in Baltimore with longtime producer Steve Wright (SLIPKNOT, MISERY INDEX). The effort will feature nine tracks and is "a 'return to roots,' with production focused slightly more on slam than in the band's last few works," according to a press release. "Thematically, the album is set to be a good old-fashioned piece of social and political commentary in the style of DYING FETUS as we have come to know."
Commented DYING FETUS guitarist/vocalist John Gallagher: "The last album had some groove in it, but [it] was basically a lot of tech; this one is a return to form of older DYING FETUS albums, so to speak more modern production, though, of course. Everything's tight, the sound is crushing, the drums are amazing."
Click here to watch "Nothing Left", the new video from Italian "melodic/math/death" metallers IGNITION CODE. It comes off the band's debut album, "NewTek Lie", which was released on March 17 through To React Records.
Click here to watch "Autistic Savant", the new video from Finnish technical death metallers DE LIRIUM'S ORDER (DLO). It comes off band's third album, "Veniversum", which was released on March 23 via DLO Productions, distributed by Inverse Records.
Greek extreme death/black metal band DARK VISION announced the completion of their latest album "Ingrowth". The new album is scheduled for release in April 2012. In celebration of the band's 15 year anniversary of performing extreme metal, the album will be released on vinyl.
Click here to watch "King of Emptiness", the new video from album.