NORTHERN CROWN will release their self-titled sophomore album on October 12. Pre-order packages are available now, including the limited edition (300 copies) LP-style gatefold CD version coupled with digital album download. You can also stream another new song, "Chasing the Sun," the download of which is included with the limited edition pre-order option.
The band has sharpened the approach on the forthcoming full-length, combining more dirty rock organ and chunky guitar riffs with their trademark doom-isms. Following up on their debut album The Others, their self-titled sophomore release maintains the smoke and mirrors of the first EP In The Hands of The Betrayer but leans more in the direction of the first record and the band's oldest rock influences - DIO, RAINBOW, DEEP PURPLE, and BLACK SABBATH.
NORTHERN CROWN handled mixing on their own again, but brought in the mastering talents of Tony Lindgren from Sweden's Fascination Street Studios (Witchcraft, Enslaved, Amorphis) for the final touches. Artwork by prolific artist Travis Smith (Opeth, Katatonia, Death) captures the album's winding atmosphere, rounding out the release.
Reflecting the uncertainty of the dark times we exist in at the moment, Northern Crown tackles the difficult subject of how well we really know ourselves and how that shapes what we do and become. Echoing their previous releases' indulgent 10-minute+ epics, the track, "The Desert and The Wind," nods to the prog-heads, while the band also includes a glowing tribute to My Dying Bride with a full cover of "Your River." The record also introduces a lineup change, with vocalist and guitarist Frank Serafine handling drums. Weaponlord's mighty Leona Hayward returns on bass, backing Zachary Randall's guitar alchemy and harsh vocals. Solos from Nightfall/Dark Hound lead shred-monster Evan Hensley punctuate the record.
"Stand Up And Be Counted", 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.
Canadian thrash metal pioneers EXCITER has once again parted ways with guitarist John Ricci.
The news of Ricci's exit was broken by bassist Allan Johnson, who wrote on his Facebook page: "Some rather heavy news in the EXCITER camp. Due to certain professional and personal differences, John Ricci has decided to leave the band. I wish to inform the fans worldwide that Dan Beehler [drums, vocals] and I are going to forge on with our songwriting and recording. However, live shows will be postponed until such a time that we can find a suitable guitarist."
He continued: "As I am the sole administrator of the EXCITER Original Facebook page I will continue to post from time to time to keep up the legacy of what we have accomplished over the last four and a half years, but I will no doubt create a whole new Facebook page for the next incarnation of EXCITER. In the meantime, all the best of luck and health to John."
On November 23rd, Saturnal Records is proud to present Letheria 's long-awaited debut album, Death - Principle. A vile and virulent work, Death - Principle comes after many of Letheria lurking in the underground, awaiting the opportune moment to strike with a full-length. While Letheria operates in Lahti, their roots are in the small town of Muhos: a religious community built on the god-forsaken soil. This hate/love relation to the past is still one of the driving forces that keeps their passionate flame alive, and with Death - Principle as the torch, Letheria are prepared to burn down everything...and everyone. You can watch the official video premiere "One Spit of a Thousand Swears" from the following link:
The US-based Combining black/death metal and crust punk band Atrament, in which we can find present and former members of Abstracter, Necrot, Vastum and several others, they release their second album 'Scum Sect' on September 28th. For the release correspond to the California Sentient Ruin Laboratories (along with Caligari, which is co-editor of the cassette version) and the Swedish Blood Harvest.
You can listen to two songs from "Scum Sect" below:
Turkish Rötbrains and Colombian Devastacion will be release split album very soon, you can see tracklist and album cover artwork below... More details will be sharing both bands official pages very soon!
Polish band Ferosity will have the premiere the fourth album "Revelation of Insanity" on September 15(today). For now, when it comes to the details of the new production, but some time ago they released a cover and the first song from this album :
On October 26, Debemur Morti Productions publishes "Hollow Earth" - the new album of the Krakow based band Outre. The successor to the debut "Ghost Chants" was recorded, mixed and mastered in the Impressive Art studio by Przemek Nowak. MentalPorn is responsible for the cover. We got the first track (and the second one on the album) for the listening session entitled "The Order of Abhorrence":
A new music video By Deicide for Defying The Sacred can be viewed now at the link below and was directed by the renowned Film Director Scott B Hansen (Animals As Leaders, Whitechapel) Digital Thunderdome Studios. 'Overtures Of Blasphemy' was released via Century Media Records.
Perverse destructive power coming from the Texan Nekrounderground sewers, Containing 9 nuclear insults of catastrophic disorder, bombarding all modern, decadent and alienated futility in more than 31 minutes of disorder in an intense Ritual, grotesque and atomicidal executed of form putrid, supremacist and inhumane! Limited Edition in Only 369 Copies! Highly Recommended to Wargoaterrorists of one Black War Metal, Putrid, Primitive and destroyer! This attack is a work dedicated to immortalized legend Jeff Hanneman Rip (1964 - 2013)
Slamming Brutal Death Metal band INTERNAL BLEEDING released a new video is called ''Focus'' you can see link down below. This song is taken from their upcoming album ''Corrupting Influence'' which is released on October by Unique Leader Records.
We're proud to bring you Nothingness of Being", another new track from 'Upon Desolate Sands'
Erik Rutan comments: "For years I have wanted to add a heavier and darker element into Hate Eternal. For this album, the inspiration came and the heaviness followed. Using a lower tuning then our norm for a few songs on Upon Desolate Sands, and going through some personal life experiences helped create a depth of darkness and sense of despair to inspire me to write Nothingness of Being."
'Upon Desolate Sands' coming Oct. 26. Preorder now at smarturl.it/HateEternal (US), smarturl.it/HateEternalUDS (EU), & HateEternal.bandcamp.com
HATE ETERNAL US tour 2018
All dates w/ Cannibal Corpse, Harm's Way
Get tickets for all shows at bnds.us/esgomf
Nov. 2 Columbia, SC @ The Senate Columbia
Nov. 3 Asheville, NC @ The Orange Peel
Nov. 4 Norfolk, VA @ Shaka's Live
Nov. 5 Lancaster, PA @ Chameleon Club
Nov. 7 Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground
Nov. 8 Providence, RI @ Fete Music Hall
Nov. 9 Jersey City, NJ @ White Eagle Hall
Nov. 10 Rochester, NY @ ANTHOLOGY
Nov. 11 Columbus, OH @ Skully's Music-Diner
Nov. 13 Grand Rapids, MI @ The Intersection
Nov. 14 Toledo, OH @ Civic Music Hall
Nov. 15 Bloomington, IL @ The Castle Theatre
Nov. 16 Palatine, IL @ Durty Nellies
Nov. 17 Madison, WI @ Majestic Madison
Nov. 18 Des Moines, IA @ Wooly's
Nov. 20 Omaha, NE @ The Waiting Room Lounge
Nov. 21 Oklahoma City, OK @ Diamond Ballroom
Nov. 23 Corpus Christi, TX @ House of Rock
Nov. 24 Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live
Nov. 25 Baton Rouge, LA @ Varsity Theatre - Baton Rouge, LA
The brutal new studio album from the reinvigorated U.K. Death Metal band Cancer, reuniting the core original trio of John Walker, Carl Stokes and Ian Buchanen. Coming 2nd of November. Includes free exclusive bonus 'Crocodile Itch' digital track download, delivered on release date with each CD or VINYL pre-order of 'Shadow Gripped' from peaceville.com
One of the UKs premier death metal purveyors of the late 80s and early 90s, & responsible for such genre classics as To the Gory End (1990) & Death Shall Rise (1991), Cancer marks 30 years of existence with their sixth full length studio album, reuniting all three original core members - John Walker on guitar/vocals, Ian Buchanan on bass and Carl Stokes on drums - for the first time since 1995.
Shadow Gripped features ten songs of brutal old school death metal, and was recorded at Foel studios, with Simon Efemey (Paradise Lost, Napalm Death, Amorphis) handling production and mixing duties alongside the band. Also features a guest appearance from Anders Nyström of Swedish deathlords, Bloodbath, who comments:
Believe it or not, but Katatonia used to play a Cancer cover in our early live sets, yup thats right Burning Casket! We then saw ourselves go on and form a little death metal band based on the opening track of To The Gory End, and hey we all know that one, dont we? Last year we ended up recording this song and put it out on a 7 ep and I thought it probably wont get any better than this, but it did, as I was given the honour to put down a guest solo on their new ball-cutting album! CFC is back and it has me even more stoked than Carl is Stokes!
The Fifth full-length studio release from the Swedish Bloodbath, fusing the best of death/black metal into a malevolent torrent of blasphemy with you!
Bloodbath is a titan of Death Metal from Stockholm, Sweden, notable for the inclusion of Katatonia and Opeth members, with the bands recent line-up bringing in Nick Holmes of UK Doom legends Paradise Lost to join in the brutality. Formed in 1998 with a mutual fascination for horror and the glory days of death metal from classic bands such as Entombed, Morbid Angel, Cancer and Autopsy, Bloodbath has remained a leading light of extreme metal since their Breeding Death EP was unleashed back in 2000.
Bloodbath began the recording of The Arrow Of Satan Is Drawn in early 2018, with new guitarist Joakim Karlsson of Craft added to the line-up. Here, Bloodbath explores the boundaries of extremity, mixing in the best of Death, Thrash and Black Metal to create a perfect storm of chaos, delivered with the same ferocious HM-2 buzzsaw sound and relentless riff assault mastered over the years, combined with themes of the occult and pure horror.
Joining Bloodbath on the Bloodicide track is an unholy choir formed from a diabolical triumvirate of UK Death Metal legends, namely Jeff Walker from Carcass, John Walker from Cancer, and Karl Willetts from Bolt Thrower.