The first details of the latest album from Norwegian Black Metallers CREST OF DARKNESS have just been revealed. Active on the Norwegian Black Metal scene since the mid-nineties, CREST OF DARKNESS, will release on the 11 February 2013 on My Kingdom Music the sixth full-length of their career, the ten-track album titled In the Presence of Death and promises to be the most complete, extreme and dark album the band has ever recorded.
Recently the band announced the addition of DJEVELKULT guitarist Jan Fredrik Solheim (aka Dødsherre Xarim) to replace the outgoing Kjell Arne Hubred, a seven year veteran with the band who was leaving to devote more time to his young family, which, according to Amlien, was entirely understandable given that the band had plans to increase activity with the upcoming release of the album. Solheim, he went on to say has brought a renewed sense of enthusiasm and purpose to the band, and as far as Im concerned CREST OF DARKNESS is sounding better and stronger than ever. Aside from Amlien on bass and vocals and Solheim on guitars, CREST OF DARKNESS current lineup includes Rebo on guitars and Kjetil Hektoen on drums.
Metal Tank Records announced the signing of the Slovenian thrash metal machine Thraw.
Thraw are currently in an early phase of pre-production for their first full-length creation. The album will be recorded in the following months. Expect a composition of fast riffing, crushing sound, technical dual-leads and atomic speed.
Band comment about the upcoming release: "If you like the agression, complexity and brutallity of Dark Angel, Sadus, Razor etc., combined with the sense of melody, put into limelight by Forbidden and alike, then Thraw will surely become one of your favourite acts to bang your head on."
Below can be heard Injecting Hate, a remastered title track from the second release of Thraw unleashed in 2008.
Danish death metal band Ferocity has signed a record deal with USA-based label Deepsend Records in association with Carsten Brogaard (Revolution Music Booking & Management). Deepsend Records has released other Danish death metal acts such as Dawn of Demise, The Cleansing and Spectral Mortuary. The following months Ferocity will commence recording their new full length album, which will be released in 2013 through Deepsend Records.
Brutal Death metallers from Murcia (Spain), Dark Confessions have released the cover of their debut album, recorded in the UltraSound Studios 2 from Portugal and produced by Daniel Cardoso (Noctem, Angelus Apatrida, Anneke VanGiersbergen, etc.)
The artwork of the cover has been designed by the well known Marcelo Vasco from Brazil (Satyricon, Slayer, Job for a Cowboy, Noctem, Soulfly, etc.)
The tittle for the debut opus of these extreme metallers is "Insanity" and contains eleven tracks where the band combines their old and new influences, producing as a result the blasting sound of Dark Confessions.
Norwegian Death metal band No Dawn has signed a deal with Wormholedeath/Aural Music Group.
During February No Dawn will travel to Parma in Italy to record their debut album.
Wormholedeath will unleash the album world-wide through Aural Music Group. The release will take place in early 2013.
The whole band together stated :
"We are very happy to share the news of being signed with WormHoleDeath! This being our first record deal ever, we are totally confident with the aggreement and the people involved. In short, No Dawn will push the envelope further together with WormHoleDeath!
A&R "Worm" stated:
"It is just great to be working with the norwegian bands since they are all so professional, passionate and experienced. No Dawn is one of these! I met these guys in Rome few months ago and I really loved their attitude and I understood how they were working hard on their project, so I decided to sign them. They already toured with big names like Cannibal Corpse, Six Feet Under and Master, as these bands wanted No dawn to support them. The songs are just fantastic... We have all the elements to make a great album here. Please support this band, you will hear a lot from them!"
The Italian Thrashers from Vexed have just added a new song with the title Warblast MMXII for streaming on their ReverbNation profile. The track was taken from their new album Void MMXII, out now via Punishment 18 Records. The album was produced by Andrea De Bernardi at his Italian Bunker Studio.
The Romanian Dordeduh (from 2 ex Negura Bunget members) released their first album "Dar De Duh" over the German label Prophecy Records. This album will be their first sign of life after their Mini CD "Valea Omului" a couple of years ago. Now, they are going on tour and on that tour, they will also visit Belgrade/Serbia on the 02.12.2012. in the Club GUN. This concert will be organized by AWAKEN BOOKING and the entry will cost 8 EURO's and on the day of the concert 10 EURO's. You will be able to read a live report from the concert here on EXTREMINAL.
Extreme metal warriors HATE have just finished recording their new opus entitled Solarflesh. The follow-up to highly acclaimed Erebos (2010) will be released early next year via Napalm Records.
The bands front-man ATF Sinner comments: "We have just done mixes and Mastering on the new material; our first album for Napalm (Records). I believe Solarflesh is the most insane and haunting record weve done thus far. Its nothing but pure darkness Were extremely satisfied with this 61 minutes monster (12 songs) that weve put to life. Now were working on a documentary about creation of Solarflesh, its ideological sides, the bands history, touring etc. Its going to be much more than just a studio report. We want it to be an in-depth interview revealing some unknown facts, hidden meanings etc. Im sure people will find it interesting."
More info on the upcoming album will come very soon.
Eisenwald uploaded a trailer from the upcoming self-titled album of german black metallers SILENT LEGES INTER ARMA. This album will be available on October 12th in Germany, October 15th in Europe and October 30th in the United States as deluxe Digipack CD and Ltd. Slipcase 2CD.
Suspiria Records presented the final tracklist that include the expected tribute to the masters Dark Tranquillity, "The Final Resistance". Fifteen featured national and international bands who have reflected with respect and professionalism fifteen of the best songs of the Swedish band.
01. Serenity In Murder: Edenspring
02. Darkness By Oath: Dreamlore Degenerate
03. Suru: Therein
04. Dawn Of Tears- The Wonders At Your Feet
05. The Descent: Final Resistance
06. Skydancer: The Treason Wall
07. Erling Solem: Ex- Nihilo
08. Mind Holocaust: The New Build
09. Agónica: Nothing to no one
10. Fallen Sentinel: Terminus (Where death is most alive)
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?"