OMNIUM GATHERUM, who are currently in the mixing process with the mighty Dan Swanö for their upcoming 'yet untitled' new album, are proud to announce Erkki Silvennoinen as their new bass player.
Here the official statement from the OMNIUM GATHERUM camp:
"We're glad to finally make it official and announce that OG is a real 6-piece troop again - we welcome Erkki Silvennoinen as a new bass player to Omnium Gatherum. Erkki is a die-hard pro dude with a warm nice attitude, just the way we like it, and we know him well from sharing same stages than us since almost ten years ago. He used to play in Amoral as well as in Finnish Idols winner Ari Koivunen's band back in the day. At the moment he is also playing in awesome brutal tech death metal band De Lirium's Order."
Here's what Erkki has to say about his new vocation:
"I'm very excited to join Omnium Gatherum. I already know most of the guys from way back when I was playing warm-up gigs for them. I have seen them grow and evolve into the tight unit they are today and hire Jukka as their front-man, who also happens to be one of my best friends. It's an honor to get to play with such talented musicians. The previous bass players have left some big shoes to fill... I hope they fit."
At the same time we say huge thanks to Eerik Purdon who was filling the low-frequence spot almost one year as a session member on stage and in studio - thanx mate and we owe you a big one!
The follow up to OMNIUM GATHERUM's critically acclaimed and by fans very well received Lifeforce Records debut "New World Shadows", which also marked the band's highest chart entry at #5 in their home country Finnland, is set to be released on February 25th, 2013 in Europe and February 26th, 2013 in North America.
DESERT BENEATH THE PAVEMENT will release their debut TRANSIT on the 26th of October. From now on you can find a new song on their website every week. Today the band started to broadcast the last track "Do you feel it when I google you?"
The Italian Death Metal band Phobic has just gotten done with mastering their new studio album "The Holy Deceiver". The album is scheduled to be relased this fall by Punishment 18 Records. The album was mastered to Stefano Morabito @16th Cellar studio, Roma.
The New World Black Metal visionaries NIGHTBRINGER are currently recording two exclusive tracks for an upcoming split release with Norwegian illuminaries DØDSENGEL which is set to be released by the end of 2012 via Daemon Worship Productions.
The conceptual split will be based upon the esoteric doctrines of the four quarters of the journey of the "sun" from death, through the underworld, to rebirth and ascendance. Prepare for the mind-twisting experience of boundaries-breaking black gnosis!
French extreme deathcore band Right To The Void entered MathLab Recording studio in Italy a few days ago to record their debut album "Kingdom Of Vanity" with producer Jonathan Mazzeo.
Straight after the album production/tracking the band will fly to Canada to mix and master the songs with devastating producer Christian Donaldson (The Agonist, Beneath The Massacre, Cryptopsy). The record will feature the following tracks: Like A Disease, Phoenix, World Decay, A Black Conclusion, War Of Glory, In Oblivion, Reborn From Ashes, Again And Again... Until The End, Kingdom Of Vanity, Stay, We Have Failed it's going to be an outstanding mixture of brutality and melody.
Wormholedeath will release the album world-wide through Aural Music Group and the release date is due at the beginning of 2013 and still to be scheduled.
The new Chton album "The Devil builds" has been delayed from the pressing plant. The album was set to be released September 15 via GodEater Records, but due to unforseen delays at the pressing plant the digipack CD has suffered a delay. The album will ship out in week 40. The digital version of the album was released on time September 15, and can be found now at all major digital stores like iTunes, Spotify, WiMP etc.
A video teaser featuring excerpts of several songs from the new album "The Devil builds" can be watched below.
TRANSIENT CHRONICLES is the title of the fifth studio album that chilean Doomsters POEMA ARCANVS will release on October 10th, this time under AUSTRALIS RECORDS.
The full length consists of 9 tracks of the signature sound developed by POEMA ARCANVS through all their previous productions, and in the words of singer-frontman CLAUDIO CARRASCO: "this album collects everything Poema Arcanvs has created during our 20 years career, from the darkest and rawer sounds to the more atmospheric passages, achieving a synthesis of everything weve done before" TRANSIENT CHRONICLES was recorded and mixed at the ATOMIC NOISE STUDIOS Studios by guitar player and founding member IGOR LEIVA, achieving a unique sound: clear, powerful and elaborated, yet organic at the same time.
TRANSIENT CHRONICLES is also the introduction card that the band will bring on their first tour through Europe; where they will share the stage with renowned bands such as Master, Sinister, Celestial Season among others; on what is expected to be the prelude to a new era for POEMA ARCANVS and their long overdue and deserved exposure within the International scene.
01. Us, Those Half Dead
02. Stream of Debris
06. Omniscient Opponent
08. Default Song
09. Our Little Blood
The sleek digipack edition artwork was designed by ENZO TOLEDO, a designer-illustrator with a vast experience into the Chilean doom scene; with evocative images and symbols that reinforce the concepts behind the album lyrics; and that will certainly bring this recording to a masterpiece status within the collection of every Poema Arcanus fan.
TRANSIENT CHRONICLES will be available from October 10th directly through Australis Records.
Omniscient Opponent is the first single, click here to listen it.
French Thrash/Death outfit DESTINITY have revealed an album teaser with some new tunes off the upcoming album "Resolve In Crimson" and some first impression on the album artwork, which was handled by Strychneen Studio. DESTINITY's new album "Resolve In Crimson", which was again produced by Jacob Hansen is set to be released on November 19th in Europe and a day later in North America.
Swedish death metal overlords, AEON, are pleased to unveil the details of their fourth studio offering, Aeons Black. Set to drop via Metal Blade Records on November 20, 2012, the mammoth 15-track Aeons Black was recorded at Empire Studio in Östersund, Sweden, engineered, mixed and mastered by Ronnie Björnström (Garageland Studios) and features cover art by Kristian Necrolord Wåhlin (Bathory, At The Gates, Dissection, Emperor et al).
Notes founding guitarist Zeb Nilsson of their latest offering of irreverence: This is definitely our most varied albums to date; it has heavier songs yet it also has lots of fast blastbeats and double bass drumming. Its groovier this time, which I think we lacked on our last album, Path of Fire, which was fast paced almost all the way through. That and the amazing mix by Ronnie Björnström makes me feel pretty confident that this album will appeal to more people than our previous albums. And no, we have not gone softer in any aspect; its just easier to catch with all this grooviness. Its metal right up your ass!
First single, title track Aeons Black, premieres today via the bands official landing page. Comments guitarist Daniel Dlimi of the tune: "Aeons Black is the first song that I started to work on as we begun writing for this album, and it's also one of the very last to get finished. My goal was to create a somewhat heavier, odder, not-so-typical AEON song. Once happy with the musical arrangement, I handed it over to [vocalist] Tommy [Dahlstöm] to let him write some lyrics and vocal patterns for it. He managed to get it even darker and more eerie. The lyrics are all about how everything living eventually must face the inevitable, which is death. There will be no savior, no heaven nor hell... just a pitch black, silent empty void."
Infernal deathrashers ALTAR OF SIN have recruited a permanent 2nd guitarist named "Neura" who already played in old Metal bands BRAMS & XUQUER and is now contributing to build that massive wall of sound for ALTAR OF SIN on their already famous devastating live performances.
At the same time, the band has recorded an official video-clip of the song "Voodoo Hell (Blessed by the Devil)" from their acclaimed 2nd album "Tales of Carnage First Class" and can be watched below.
"Epidemia", the sixth full-length album from New Jersey/New York's ILL NIÑO, is scheduled for release on October 22 via Victory Records. The recording sessions for the CD took place in Hoboken, New Jersey; Austin, Texas; and Denver, Colorado.
The Ukrainian atmospheric death-doom band Odradek Room has signed a deal with Hypnotic Dirge Records to release their upcoming debut full-length album Бардо. Относительная реальность (English translation: Bardo Relative Reality) in early 2013 in digipack format.
Odradek Room was formed initally under the name Осколки Тишины / Shards of Silence in 2008. In 2010, Odradek Room made their first apperance on a release participating in the doom-metal.ru compilation project.
Their first full-length album, Бардо. Относительная реальность was initially recorded in early 2012 and self-released in digital format. However, it was later decided that the album would be re-recorded to fix up a few issues in the recordings, and that process is now complete. The upcoming album, based on the ideas of the Tibetan Book of the Dead and surreal images of the subliminal consciousness is now prepared for a release in early 2013, but in the meantime, the track Театр форм (English translation: Theatre of Forms), the opening track from the new album has been made available for streaming and download on bandcamp, soundcloud, and youtube. This track is a perfect representation of Odradek Room's ability to incorporate both the agressive and melancholic sides of death-doom combining slow plodding riffs, soaring melodies, post-rock leanings, and a progressive touch.