Metalpunks of the US Cleveland - Midnight - announced on February 20 the launch of their new release, entitled "Shox of Violence." It appears effort Hells Headbangers, and will consist of four new songs, announcing the third full-length album, as well as unreleased covers, among others, Venom, Quiet Riot, The Spits, Girlschool, Pagan and Crucifixion.
Death metal veterans SIX FEET UNDER recently completed work on the follow-up to their "Crypt Of The Devil" album for a 2017 release. Vocalist Chris Barnes stated about the upcoming disc: "Our new album does not sound like any of our previous albums. Just as 'Haunted' didn't sound like 'Tomb Of The Mutilated' [from Barnes's previous band CANNIBAL CORPSE], just like 'Maximum Violence' didn't sound like 'Warpath', just like 'Undead' didn't sound like '13'. If you are expecting it to sound like one of our other albums, you will be disappointed. Saying that, the new music we have recorded is fucking insane."
SIX FEET UNDER's new album was mixed by Chris "Zeuss" Harris and was previously described by Barnes as "the most brutally intense, groove-laden masterpiece we've ever put together!"
The official lyric video for the song "Mean, Green, Killing Machine" from legendary New Jersey thrashers OVERKILL can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's eighteenth album, "The Grinding Wheel", which will be released on February 10, 2017 via Nuclear Blast.
Norwegian black metallers IMMORTAL now consisting of lyricist/guitarist Demonaz (real name Harald Nævdal) and drummer Horgh (real name Reidar Horghagen) will enter the studio in January to begin recording their ninth full-length studio album, to be released later in 2017 via Nuclear Blast.
Said IMMORTAL in a statement: "The songs have been ready for some time, but we wanted to record it at the right place and time.
"We will once again work with Peter Tägtgren at Abyss Studio who produced our four last albums.
"The band will enter the studio during wintertime to have the right atmosphere.
"We look forward to record and present the new album to the IMMORTAL hordes sometime in 2017.
"The tracks that will appear on the album are: 'Northern Chaos Gods', 'Into Battle Ride', 'Gates To Blashyrkh', 'Blacker Of Worlds', 'Where Mountains Rise', 'Grim And Dark', 'Called To Ice' and 'Ravendark'."
"Candiru", the new video from Dutch doom death metallers ASPHYX, can be seen below. The clip was shot during the band's recent appearance at Turock Open Air festival in Essen, Germany and was edited by Maurice Swinkels of Younique Film, who previously worked with ASPHYX on the "Forerunners Of The Apocalypse" video.
Snøgg was formed, when after unsuccessfully trying to form a stable lineup, Matej Voglar (Guitars & Vocals) and Grega Cestnik (Drums) decided to stay as duo and took the names of Ulv and Mørke. In January 2014 they had their first performance, impressing the public with their jazzy approach to extreme metal. After another show in June, fellow black metallers Cvinger were impressed as well thus inviting Snøgg on an Eastern European tour in December 2014. Mørke unfortunately couldn't go on the tour, so Ulv decided to go on the tour the way he started the band alone.
The band gained new fans, especially in Serbia and Check Republic, resulting in a Demo Tour EP. In 2015 Snøgg had a few Slovenian shows and then started to prepare their debut self-titled EP which was released in January 2016. An early member, Žižek, joined the band again to record bass on EP under the name of Køzhl. The EP was successfully presented in June on Tour 666 in Slovenia, Serbia and Bulgaria, to great feedback from audiences. In late summer they already began recording drums and some guitars for their sophomore EP called 'Qivitoq' which will be released in November 2016 and presented on yet another Balkan tour next month.
The latest EP sees the band furthering their transgressive take on black metal, creating an unsettling and truly violent atmosphere. Utilizing raw black metal riffs laced with noise machines, ear-piercing screams and uncanny songwriting, this act does not aim to please. Rather, it aims to disturb and violate.
November 4th on CD and LP released by Debemur Morti Productions new, sixth album of our national black veterans - Arkona entitled "Lunaris". The band just released the video for the song "Earth" from that album:
"Lunaris" was registered in the Church Of Chaos Studio and Metal Sound Studio. Mixing and mastering were done in Left Hand Sounds. The album will be released in digipack CD, 12 "vinyl in a gatefold sleeve, in digital format and will be on the following pieces:
1- The road to salvation
3 Death and Rebirth
4 Not for me mercy
5 The Shining
Behind the cover corresponds with Qras Mentalporn.
A few days ago was a premiere of a new EP Dead Congregation "Sombre Doom" on CD thanks to Martyrdoom Productions. In the near future, the vinyl freaks are also looking forward to the version on your favorite media through Norma Evangelium Diaboli. If wahacie of buying it Martyrdoom Productions dispel your doubts publishing the entire EP for listening:
November 25th, effort Iron Bonehead Productions presents a fucking great-awaited debut of the Swiss Bolzerem entitled "Hero". Label released earlier song "I Am Third," and now it's time for a bit of "Spiritual Athleticism", which you will find on the website of the British Metal Hammer here.
Morbid Messiah, young death metal band from Mexico is the latest acquisition of Godz Ov War Productions. The first fruits of the cooperation will be announced probably in January 2017 when the label will release on cassette and digital their debut EP of the very eloquent title "In the Name of True Death Metal".