“No one can destroy this MALEVOLENT CREATION” is a legendary line by the late, great Bret Hoffmann, who passed away on July 7th, 2018. Renowned and revered for his vicious vocal style and unique onstage presence, Hoffmann is impossible to replace, but co-founder Phil Fasciana decided to face the challenge and affirm the truth behind this lyric from the group’s 1991 debut “The Ten Commandments”.
Now, MALEVOLENT CREATION has confirmed January 18th, 2019 as the release date for “The 13th Beast”, which introduces a new line-up consisting of Phil Cancilla (drums), Josh Gibbs (bass), Phil Fasciana (guitars) and vocalist/guitarist Lee Wollenschlaeger (Throne Of Nails, Imperial Empire).
“This is the biggest honour I could ever be given”, says Lee Wollenschlaeger.“The opportunity to front one of my all-time favourite bands, and an even bigger pleasure of jamming with such great people. We have created one of the most relentless albums of MALEVOLENT CREATION’s history. As a fan, I know we are going to shock a lot of people at how intense this new album is. Done in a way only MALEVOLENT CREATION can. I can’t wait to see all you guys on the road in 2019 and beyond, playing songs from all the albums, including our new album, “The 13th Beast”!”
“Lee was the missing link when I was searching for a new vocalist and guitarist”, adds Phil Fasciana. “Each new member is a solid musician and songwriter sharing the same passion for extreme music MALEVOLENT CREATION has been striving for since 1987. I’m very proud of this album and look forward to presenting it live as well as songs from our massive back catalogue including stuff that hasn't been played live in a long time or ever.”
Musically, “The 13th Beast” expands upon 2014’s “Dead Man’s Path” yet also incorporates a brutality known from albums such as “The Will To Kill” and “Eternal” which is further accentuated by Wollenschlaeger’s understandable yet deeper vocal tone and songwriting contributions. Just like “Dead Man’s Path”, the record offers artwork by German Latorres, and was mixed and mastered by Dan Swanö @ Unisound.
A first song from the album will be released on November 30th, 2018.
“The 13th Beast” will be released as black and limited coloured LP plus 4-page LP booklet, CD, and digitally – presales start November 23rd, 2018.
The official lyric video for "The Hunt For White Christ", the title track of the 13th full-length album from Swedish death metal veterans UNLEASHED, can be seen below. The disc will be released on October 26 via Napalm Records.
Vocalist/bass player Johnny Hedlund explains the story behind the new song: "After the despicable acts of terror against women and children in the South, and the devastation of the villages (as seen on the album cover), The Midgard Warriors decide to hunt down White Christ, all the way to Jorsala, if need be."
Legendary Florida death metal masters Malevolent Creation is just finished recording for their last album and they are still working on the other details of the upcoming album. Album will be titled as ‘’13th Beast’’ and it is on the hands of a famous musician and sound engineer Dan Swano for mastering and mixing. There is no release date revealed until now.
Here is the band’s official statement;
''The 13th full-length Malevolent Creation album "The 13th Beast" is done and being mixed and mastered by Dan Swano as we speak. Get ready for complete annihilation!''
Malevolent Creation’s founder legendary vocalist Brett Hoffman passed away because of the cancer last year.
Mass Infection are set to release a new album, entitled "Shadows Became Flesh", on the 7th of December 2018 via Comatose Music. Recorded and mixed once again at Infected Studios in Livadia, Greece, at the end of Summer and in an overall process of a month. Our fourth full-length release was mastered by Alan Douches at West West Side Music and consists of 9 new songs, featuring a fantastic cover artwork by the Greek painter Maximos Manolis!
Coming four years after its predecessor, "Shadows Became Flesh" brings along new elements, sounding completely fresh and unlike any other album in the band's history.
This time all music and lyrics are saturated with a nightmarish atmosphere, new riffing styles and patterns have been added, fitted with Giulio Galati - Drummer relentless drum pummeling and explosiveness, as his unquestionable skills have raised the band to the next level!
Lyric-wise, new ideas were conceived to match the darker sound: themes regarding dreams, mystical visions,
hallucinating experiences and images of otherworldly entities focus on a personal perspective on encountering the realms of the beyond, thus leaving behind any old subjects and marking a different era for the band and a path most likely to be followed in every future attempt.
Demise Of The Almighty
To The Lords Of Revulsion
Oath To Nothingness
Enduring Through The Apocalypse
At One With Demon Dreams
The Merging Of Infinities
Shadows Became Flesh
Updates and details regarding preorders are soon to follow. Videos from recordings and a brand new song will be uploaded as well, so keep your eyes open for more! Expect nothing less than obscure and ominous brutal death metal that will melt your face!
Season of Mist is proud to announce the signing of black metal worshippers Urn. The band will release their new album via Season of Mist in 2019.
URN comment: "Hey comrades and supporters around the globe! For the ones who aren't familiar with us, we are here to tease you with the sound of Urn from the fiery depths of the Finnish history and long forgotten voices. Here we are on the shores of a new era. Since the beginning, we have been focusing on creating something unique of our own and after all these years, with the same and hard working mentality, we are more than excited to now sign with Season of Mist. Once again, we start the engine and deliver the sound of metal. Let it Burn!"
Founding father and current member of renowned death metal band BROKEN HOPE and author of Barnes & Noble Top 10 Paperback Bestseller THE ARMAGEDDON CHORD, Jeremy Wagner, will release his new horror novel, RABID HEART – a novel about the depth of undying love in the midst of a zombie apocalypse – available internationally in Hardcover, Trade Paperback, Digital and Audio formats on October 3, 2018 via the AFRAID Horror Imprint of Riverdale Avenue Books.
Today the folks over at PUBLISHERS WEEKLY launched the OFFICIAL BOOK TRAILER for Jeremy new novel.
The trailer for RABID HEART was directed by horror writer, John Palisano and features a music score by Jeremy Wagner. The imagery and music capture the eerie and nightmarish vibe and setting of RABID HEART while also planting an ominous seed with the viewer which will leave readers asking: “What is this creepy road are these characters have wound up on?”
“Who are these characters afraid of?”
“What horrors await them?”
“Is there love in a dead heart…?”
These questions and the visual representation in this trailer for RABID HEART will no doubt compel readers to pick up the book and find out for themselves what epicness lies in wait within the pages of a novel that PUBLISHERS WEEKLY says, “Aside from the nonstop action, the book wins over the reader because of the warmth and determination Rhonda embodies as she battles these evil forces on her own terms, especially after she rescues two children.”
Finland's CORPSESSED will break a four-year silence this fall with the release of Impetus of Death. Featuring eight crushing tracks of obscure death metal, Impetus of Death is due out November 23 on Dark Descent Records.
Billboard.com reports that MARDUK has been banned from entering Guatemala for being “Satanic.”
The congressional decree banning anyone involved with the group known as MARDUK was approved Wednesday by an 87 to 13 vote. Independent lawmaker Oliverio Rodas commented that the group’s music is offensive to “the morality of the Christian people of Guatemala.”
However, opposition lawmaker Eva Monte Bac argued that the ban violates the constitution, accused colleagues of being “hypocrites.” She asked why reggaeton music with misogynist lyrics or narco-ballads that glorify drug traffickers have not been banned.
The band was supposed to perform in Guatemala on October 11.
MARDUK‘s latest album, Viktoria, was released on June 22, 2018. The album’s lyrics follow in a similar vein to some of their previous albums, focusing on historical World War II lyrical themes.
"Replaced", a brand new song from Death metal veterans MASTER, can be streamed below. The track is taken from the band's upcoming full-length album, "Vindictive Miscreant", which will be released on November 28 via Transcending Obscurity Records.
"New Bethlehem/Mass Death Futures", a new song from Birmingham extreme metal miscreants ANAAL NATHRAKH, can be streamed below. The track is taken from the band's 10th full-length album, "A New Kind Of Horror", which will be released on September 28 via Metal Blade Records.
When writing about "A New Kind Of Horror" in the record's liner notes, ANAAL NATHRAKH vocalist Dave Hunt is succinct in his description: "This is not a happy album; it is bitter, vengeful, sarcastic, sardonic, violent, terrified and horrified, terrifying and horrifying in equal measure. Above all, it is human, and all that that entails. It's as sincere as we could make it."
"A New Kind of Horror" track listing
01. The Road To...
02. Obscene As Cancer
03. The Reek Of Fear
05. New Bethlehem/Mass Death Futures
06. The Apocalypse Is About You!
07. Vi Coactus
08. Mother Of Satan
09. The Horrid Strife
10. Are We Fit For Glory Yet? (The War To End Nothing)
"The Order", the new video from Greek black metallers LUCIFER'S CHILD, can be seen below. The song is the title track of the band's second studio album, which will be released on November 9 via Agonia Records. The band, featuring members of ROTTING CHRIST, NIGHTFALL and CHAOSTAR, recorded eight new songs clad in artwork by Daniele Valeriani (DARK FUNERAL, DISSECTION, MAYHEM).
"The Order" was recorded, mixed and mastered in Emmanuel's own recording studio, Pentagram. He commented on the new album: "After three years of converging and sculpting our ideas and sounds we are ready to present our second full-length album entitled 'The Order'. Lucifer awaits!".
"Kill The Flame", a brand new song from Viking metal veterans EINHERJER, can be streamed below. The tack is taken from the band's ninth full-length album, titled "Norrøne Spor", which will be released on November 9.
EINHERJER vocalist and bassist Frode Glesnes commented: "Classic EINHERJER meets the future and the past. No, we have not returned to our roots. That's a way overused cliché and it always calls for bullshit. We have simply written and arranged more stuff together.
"On our last few albums we have written songs separately; this time we've looked at what happens when Gerhard and me are in a room together.
"We still have a firm grip on what EINHERJER is all about. That will never change.
"Here is 10 new songs that any heathen metalhead should be able to love and appreciate. No bullshit, just 10 great metal songs."
01. The Spirit OF A Thousand Years
02. Mine Våpen Mine Ord
03. Fra Konge Te Narr
04. Kill The Flame
05. Mot Vest
06. Spre Vingene
07. The Blood Song
08. Døden Tar Ingen Fangar
09. Tapt Uskyld
10. Av Djupare Røtter
EINHERJER has carried out its vision for more than two decades. The band was there when Norwegian extreme metal grew forth and took shape as an enormous cultural export.
REVOCATION will release its new album, "The Outer Ones", on September 28 via Metal Blade Records. The follow-up to 2016's "Great Is Our Sin" sees the band pushing both the death metal and progressive elements of its signature sound harder than ever.
The song "Blood Atonement", taken from "The Outer Ones", can be streamed below.
"The Outer Ones" track listing:
01. Of Unworldly Origin
02. That Which Consumes All Things
03. Blood Atonement
04. Fathomless Catacombs
05. The Outer Ones
07. Ex Nihilo
09. A Starless Darkness
"I knew that I wanted to go in a darker direction, and this is our most death metal album to date," states vocalist/guitarist Dave Davidson.
Dutch death metal veterans PESTILENCE has parted ways with bassist Tilen Hudrap due to "scheduling differences" and have replaced him with Edward Negrea (NECROVILE).
Tilen states: "Thanks to all our fans all over the world for mega support this year! It's appreciated more than you can imagine! It was an insane year, a crazy ride indeed with my life-long brothers Patrick, Calin and Septimiu, filled with good vibes and energy.
"I'm extremely proud to be a part of this historic legacy of death metal that is PESTILENCE and playing alongside my bro and one of the biggest innovators in extreme metal genres ever, Patrick Mameli! I will cherish these times forever!
"Sometimes life gives us opportunities that we can't say 'no' to and 2019 is going to be so busy for me in my other musical journeys that I had to make the most difficult decision ever: to leave PESTILENCE, because the band has a mega hectic schedule for 2019 planned as well. All the experiences we had together will stay with me forever and I wish my brothers in PESTILENCE absolute success in the future!"
Source: Pestilence Official FB page and Blabbermouth