San Francisco Bay area thrashers TESTAMENT will embark on a European tour in the fall. Support on the trek will come from ANNIHILATOR and DEATH ANGEL.
Commented TESTAMENT singer Chuck Billy: "I am pleased to announce the 'Brotherhood Of The Snake' headline tour coming to Europe in November. It's going to be a thrash extravaganza with TESTAMENT, ANNIHILATOR and DEATH ANGEL. This invasion is gonna devastate."
Swedish extreme metallers NECROPHOBIC will release a new two-song EP, "Pesta", digitally and as a limited seven-inch single on August 11.
"Pesta" gives you a glimpse into NECROPHOBIC's upcoming studio album, which is due in early 2018. The exact release date of the yet-untitled disc will be revealed in the upcoming weeks.
The "Pesta" title track is a brand new song, offering NECROPHOBIC's typical trademarks with its evil vocals, battering drums and the wicked guitar harmonies from the notorious guitar duo of Sebastian Ramstedt and Johan Bergebäck. The second song is a re-recorded version of the classic demo track "Slow Asphyxiation".
Mighty Music has announced the signing of Florida death metal veterans BRUTALITY. The band's comeback album, "Sea Of Ignorance" — which was originally issued in 2016 — will be re-released in Europe on May 26 on LP, CD and digital. A new studio effort is planned for 2018.
"Numinosum", the new video from Polish extreme black/death metallers HATE, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's new album, "Tremendum", which will be released on May 5 via Napalm Records. The cover artwork was created by Daniel Rusilowicz and can be seen below.
The title "Tremendum" (eeriness and the fear of the holy) refers to an archaic notion of holiness, which is both good and evil. And you will have absolutely no doubt which part of it this band represents.
The official lyric video for the song "Fjällets Mäktiga Mur" from the Swedish duo VINTERSORG can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's new album, "Till Fjälls Del II", which will be released on June 30 via Napalm Records.
DECAPITATED will release their new album, "Anticult", on July 7 via Nuclear Blast.
"Anticult" highlights just how vital DECAPITATED has remained two decades deep into its career.
"'Anticult' represents the legacy and future of DECAPITATED," said guitarist and founding member Waclaw "Vogg" Kieltyka. "We're extremely proud of the record, in both the song compositions and the production. This is the best representation of our music and we're really excited for the world to hear it!"
Dark Descent Records released Sarcasm's second album "Within the Sphere of Ethereal Minds on 28 April." At the end of February, the band released their track, "In the Grip of Awakening Times," and now they have released their "Silent Waves Summoned Your Inner Being" via their official youtube channel.
On June 2, Iron Bonehead Productions releases a new album from Chilean death metal band Unaussprechlichen Kulten is called "Keziah Lilith Medea (Chapter X)". The label released one of their songs on their official channel at youtube.
"Kill All Your Masters", the brand new video from VALLENFYRE, the U.K. death metal band featuring Gregor Mackintosh, songwriter and guitarist of PARADISE LOST, alongside Hamish Glencross, formerly of MY DYING BRIDE, can be seen below. The song is taken from VALLENFYRE's third album, "Fear Those Who Fear Him", which will be released on June 2 via Century Media Records.
Recorded by the band's new core lineup consisting of Mackintosh (vocals and guitar), Glencross (guitar and bass) and Waltteri Väyrynen (drums), "Fear Those Who Fear Him" was once again produced by Kurt Ballou (CONVERGE, NAILS) at GodCity Studio in Salem, Massachusetts and mastered by Brad Boatright (OBITUARY, BEASTMILK, YOB) at Audiosiege Mastering in Portland, Oregon. The cover artwork was created by Hal Rotter.
Inspired by the likes of HELLHAMMER, CELTIC FROST, AUTOPSY, ANTISECT, DISCHARGE, NIHILIST, ENTOMBED, early NAPALM DEATH, early BATHORY and CONFLICT, VALLENFYRE have forged a trademark sound between rotting death metal driven by a chainsaw-like guitar sound, filthy doses of crust and early grind as well as crushing, depraved doom.
Onstage, VALLENFYRE performs as a quintet with live members Sam Kelly-Wallace (rhythm guitar) and Chris Casket (bass) completing the lineup.
It was a tricky question... How would Swedish duo VINTERSORG continue after 2014's intriguing album "Naturbål"? Shunning repetition, vocalist and mastermind Andreas "Vintersorg" Hedlund did the unthinkable and composed a sequel to his groundbreaking 1998 album "Till Fjälls", which is considered to be one of the most important albums in the genre of black/folk metal!
What to expect from "Till Fjälls Del II"? No scientific lyrical concept, no progressive trickery, but a heartfelt return to snowcapped mountains, pure nature-inspired mysticism, Nordic folklore and real black metal with a captivating epic streak. VINTERSORG share a vision of equally harsh and melodic soundscapes that melt the raging extremes of the late '90s with the focus of 2016.
The worldwide album release is set for June 30 via Napalm Records.
"Till Fjälls Del II" track listing:
02. En Väldig Isvidds Karga Dräkt
04. Fjällets Mäktiga Mur
05. Obygdens Pionjär
07. Tusenåriga Stråk
08. Allt Mellan Himmel Och Jord
01. Tillbaka Till Källorna
02. Köldens Borg
04. Svart Måne
The album will be available as a 2-CD 6-page digipak and 2LP gatefold edition (black vinyl, strictly limited to 300 copies worldwide). Also available is the VINTERSORG classic "Ödemarkens Son" from 1999 on vinyl for the first time ever. 1LP gatefold edition, strictly limited to 300 copies worldwide.
On April 7 was set by Invictus Productions (CD version) and Iron Bonehead Productions (vinyl version) Premier long-awaited debut Belgian black / death metal Possession. The album is titled "Exorkizein." It was written by a team of about a year, without breaks in concerts. The recordings took place in Blackout Multimedia, where he oversaw the entire process Phorgath (Enthroned, Emptiness). On the new material appeared to have new musicians Possession - in the assembly already Mestema - replaced by Viriakh, a new bassist is S.Iblis. Behind the cover of "Exorkizein" corresponds again Chris Moyen, who created the band's logo and covers for EPs "Anneliese" and "1585-1646".
On April 14 announced the premier of the second full-length record of London-based black / thrash metal crew Craven Idol, which refers in his work to the achievements, among others early Bathory, Gospel Of The Horns, Manilla Road, Master's Hammer or Inquisiton. The album entitled "The Shackles Of Mammon", whose production was handled by Dave Chandler of Esoteric, will be issued effort Dark Descent Records, and will make at her 8 incredibly delicious-sounding songs.