Relapse Records is proud to announce the signing of Finland’s ROTTEN SOUND.
ROTTEN SOUND (Keijo Niinimaa – vocals, Mika Aalto – guitars, Sami Latva – drums, Toni Pihlaga - bass) formed in 1993 and have released a series of full-lengths and EP’s since their formation. ROTTEN SOUND’s latest album, Cycles, was released in January of 2008 and debuted at #12 on the Finnish charts.
ROTTEN SOUND are currently writing for their follow-up to Cycles but will first see an EP release early next year. The EP, Napalm, is scheduled for a March release via Relapse. Additional details on this release will be announced soon.
ROTTEN SOUND’s Niinimaa commented on the recent signing; “Relapse Records has been a strong label for grindcore since they started, which is one of the reasons that made us want to re-release our "Murderworks" album through them in 2005. We will fit to their roster like a fist to an ass. Being along the same line with other label-mates is very important for us because we want to tour all over this planet with bands we like ourselves. The upcoming “Napalm” EP and the next full-length album will start a new and (even) more aggressive era for Rotten Sound. Doing it together with Relapse Records will make this period more grind than any of our phases before.”
London, UK-based progressive extreme metal band DE PROFUNDIS have inked a
deal with Kolony Records to release their second album A Bleak
Reflection in Europe. The album was recorded in June/July 2009 with
producer Fernando Pereira Lopes (MISANTHROPE, ORAKLE) and mastered by Tim
Turan (EMPEROR, OPETH, MOTORHEAD).
"A Bleak Reflection" will be released in Europe in the first week of
February 2010 via Kolony Records and will come with a 12 page booklet,
created by artist Darryll Jones, that hints at the concept behind the
albums lyrics. DE PROFUNDIS guitarist Roman Subbotin commented, "[the new
album] represents a significant moment for our musical evolution. We've
all worked really hard and, in my humble opinion, achieved rather
"A Bleak Reflection" track listing:
01. The Ephemeral Burden
02. Ablaze In Autumns Fire
03. Nocturnal Splendour
04. Cease To Be
05. Crimson Black Bleeding
06. Cold Is The Grave
08. The Mourner
The eight-song "Despertar Dos Chacais; O Outono Dos Povos" album by brazilian black metallers BRUTAL MORTICÍNIO,originally released in 2008 and rereleased in 2009, has been made available for download. The effort presents a sonority influenced by "old school" bands like Sarcófago, Hellhammer and Darkthrone.
"Despertar Dos Chacais; O Outono Dos Povos" has the following tracks:
01. A Escuridão Me Conforta
02. Banho de Sangue
03. A Eterna Marcha da Devastação
04. Estúpido e Podre Homem Branco Cristão
05. Embarcações da Morte
06. E a Morte Triunfa...
07. Batalhão de Extermínio
08. A Longa Noite dos Corvos (Civilização Cristã)
Venezuelan black/death metal horde Noctis Imperium are now streaming their brand-new Imperium EP on their Myspace page. Including a killer Morbid Angel cover (“Maze of Torment”) and four original compositions of vicious extreme metal, Imperium is a harbinger of war and a venomous taste of what fans can expect from their upcoming full-length.
Australian metallers BE’LAKOR have inked a deal with Italy’s Kolony
Records for the European release of their 2nd album ‘Stone’s Reach’. The
release of the album will be 30.11.2009.
Quickly come to be regarded as one of Australia’s most promising and
creative metal acts, BE’LAKOR has recently ventured across Australia for
the first time, taking in performances in Melbourne, Adelaide, Brisbane &
BE’LAKOR can be described as melancholic and epic melodic death metal done
in right Scandinavian fashion. Album track listing:
02. From Scythe To Sceptre
03. Outlive The Hand
04. Sun's Delusion
05. Held In Hollows
08. Countless Skies
Warfect is the new devastating Swedish act to sign with My Kingdom Music. New album "Depicting The Macabre" will release on November 16th, 2009. Tracklist: 01. Creation
02. Heathen Reigns
03. Depicting the Macabre
04. Symbol of Submission
05. I Factor
06. Supervised Life
07. Never to Return
08. Harvest of Trinity
09. Truth Untold
Legendary thrash metal band Overkill have inked a multi-album deal with Nuclear Blast Records. New album "Ironbound" will release on January
29. Tracklist: 01. The Green And Black
03. Bring Me The Night
04. The Goal Is Your Soul
05. Give A Little
06. Endless War
07. The Head And Heart
08. In Vain
09. Killing For A Living
10. The SRC
Emperor vocalist/guitarist Ihsahn's new album "After" will release on January 26 via Candlelight Records. Tracklist:
01. The Barren Lands
02. A Grave Inversed
04. Frozen Lakes On Mars
07. Heavens Black Sea
08. On The Shores
U.S.A. based death metal band Immolation have entered Millbrook Sound Studios in New York with longtime producer Paul Orofino to begin recording
their eighth album, due in early 2010 via Nuclear Blast Records.
There are new improvements on Cenotaph's front.The band has signed an agreement with the American's Sevared rec. which has stood out with brutal death metal,death-grind genre in recent years.On the Russian front,an agreement with Coyote rec. has been signed.The band has already prepared songs of the new album.The name of the album,which has 9 songs in total,will be PUTRESCENT INFECTIOUS RABIDITY.The album,which will be recorded towards the end of 2009,will be released in 2010.Lillie Gruber,well-known from Defeated Sanity will be in drums in this album.