Legendary death metal legion SIX FEET UNDER unveiled the first single from forthcoming studio offering, Undead. Slated for North American release on May 22, 2012 through Metal Blade Records, the 12-track recording was produced by Mark Lewis (Deicide, Devildriver) and mixed by Jason Suecof (Whitechapel, Job For A Cowboy), at Audio Hammer Studios in Sanford, Florida.
Comments vocalist/death metal ambassador Chris Barnes of the recording: Im in pretty much the best headspace Ive been in since myself and [former guitarist] Allen West started this band in 1993. Im super excited about the new record. Its a rejuvenation; its a rebirth of SIX FEET UNDER, and fans will definitely latch on to my excitement and how focused I am in the lyrics Ive written The hypocrisies of daily life, things that affect us that spawn aggression, loneliness, sadness, theres a lot of emotions going on across the record, and I guess that the dark horror that humans cause is my niche.
Portuguese metal band MALEVOLENCE announces that their brand new 3rd album is now concluded in terms of recording, mixing and mastering.
The long awaited successor to their International highly praised 2nd album will be the bands first official release since their 1999 release MARTYRIALIZED (Recorded in FREDMAN STUDIOS).
The new album was produced entirely by Carlos Cariano, the groups singer, guitarist, lyricist and main songwriter.
All the instrumentation was completely recorded during diverse sessions between the fall of 2011 and the beginning of 2012 by Paulo Pereira (keyboards and programming) on his own 20M2SEA STUDIO in Portugal.
Vocal recordings, final mixing and mastering were generated in WOODSHED STUDIO in Landshut, Germany, property of producer V. Santura (TRIPTYKON, OBSCURA, DARK FORTRESS, PESTILENCE ).
The recording line-up on the new album consists of the same members that were responsible for the generation of MARTYRIALIZED while introducing session drummer extraordinaire Dirk Verbeuren (SOILWORK, THE DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT, JEFF LOOMIS ).
The final album title, track listing and further details shall be revealed soon.
Click here to watch "Shunq (To The Despaired King Of Darkness)", the new video from the Dubai-based death/thrash metal band NERVECELL. It comes off band's latest album, "Psychogenocide", which was released last year.
The song features Karl Sanders of NILE on guest vocals. The clip was directed by Shane De Almeida and edited by Ahmad Al Sharif in the city of Al-Ain in the United Arab Emirates.
"Dawn Of Fury", debut album of Italian death metal band CHRONIC HATE will be released via To React Records on April 25.
Recorded at Saojo Studio and mastered at Hertz Studio(at work with bands like Behemoth, Hate, Vader e Decapitated), the album present 8 tracks of powerful death metal full of blastbeat and granitic riff combined with vitriolic lyrics which represents a face kick to the decline of this society.
Swedish black metal heathens WATAIN are set to unleash a new DVD upon the masses. Titled Opus Diaboli, the production commemorates the bands 13 years of chaos by providing a visual and audio documentation of their ceremonial anniversary concert performance in Stockholm and the long years of physical, intellectual and spiritual work leading up to it. Opus Diaboli is an epic 90-minute journey into the forbidden realms of wild-hearted Satanic metal and the manifestation of a unique band that has truly chosen a path few have ever dared to tread upon.
Comments the band in a collective statement: This movie was first meant to be the recording of our 13-year anniversary concert, but as everything with WATAIN, it took on a life of its own and become one of our most ambitious projects to date. It is a very personal and emotional piece of work and is certainly not for the faint of heart. But for those who wish to explore the glimmering abyss of WATAIN further, this will be a rewarding release for sure. The box version of Opus Diaboli [available exclusively through the bands own WOLFWEAR.NET] contains an exclusive photobook. It was an overwhelming experience going through the massive archives in search of photos that best sum up the storm of passionate turmoil that has marked the WATAIN journey, especially since we wanted to stay away from live photos and focus more on moments off stage. The results were however very satisfying and offer a rare and spicy mixture of photos of which most have never been published previously. We are also proud to announce that this will be the first release on our own label His Masters Noise, a name originating from Bathory who had it in mind for their own label back in the early 1980s. Just like with our merch store WOLFWEAR.NET from which the limited box set will be available, this time we have chosen to stand by our own and do things our way.
Opus Diaboli DVD: A four-panel digipack including the DVD, two audio CDs featuring the full concert plus a 16-page booklet with historical photos and flyers.
Opus Diaboli Box: Limited 12 box including the DVD, two audio CDs and two LPs featuring the full concert plus an exclusive 64-page booklet with historical photos and flyers.
Opus Diaboli will be unleashed in North America on June 5, 2012.
Candlelight Records confirmed June 19 as the North American release date for Eremita, the anticipated fourth album from Norwegian-born vocalist/guitarist IHSAHN. Recorded and produced at Telemarks Ivory Shoulder Studios, with additional tracking completed at Notoddens Juke Joint Studio and Seattles Envisage Audio, Eremita was mixed by Jens Bogren (Opeth) at Fascination Street Studios in Orebo, Sweden. Alongside IHSAHN, the album features performances from drummer Tobias Ornes Andersen (Leprous), saxophonist Jorgen Munkeby (Shining Norway), guitarist Jeff Loomis (ex-Nevermore), and vocalists Devin Townsend, Einar Solberg (Leprous), and Heidi S. Tveitan (Star of Ash). The albums packaging has been created by award-winning Spanish designer Ritxi Ostariz.
The Montreal-based technical death metal band DERELICT have released a third streaming single from their upcoming album, Perpetuation, set for release on April 20th, 2012.
"Spoils Of War" can be streamed below.
"We definitely went all-out on the brutality for this track", comments Derelict vocalist Eric Burnet. "Max (Lussier, guitar) brought us a great mix of technical parts and straight-up headbanging riffs. The lyrics are about how most of our societies are built on top of the bones of previous ones that we destroyed."
PESTIFER announces that will start recording the full-force album on April 10th together with producer/sound-engineer Bruno Silva at Estudio213 in Porto, Portugal.
The album will be composed with 9 themes. Two of it are instrumental. The first is a short intro, the second, an outro with classical guitar and a solo guitar on it! The album has music with blasts all over furious and blasphemous evil Death Metal. Some are more aggressive, other more brutal than the sounds recorded before.
A few song titles are: Brutal Eruption of Chaos, Nothing Remains, Mars Exulti, Rage in the Dark, Awaken by Death or Carved in Flesh.
Swedish/spanish band PUTREVORE, formed by Rogga Johansson (PAGANIZER) and Dave Rotten (AVULSED) is currently immersed in the mixing process of their sophomore opus that will be entitled "Macabre Kingdom".
Music was recorded during January/ February in Sweden, this time with the help of Brynjar Helgetun on drums, who already played for bands like CRYPTICUS, RIBSPREADER, THE GROTESQUERY... Vocals were recorded during the last days of March in Spain, so now everything will be mixed in Sweden and should be ready during the month of April.
Nine songs were recorded this time, eight of them will go on the album and one will be kept for some possible split EP with some rotting band if there's a chance for that.
01. The Mysteries of the Worm Part I
02. The Mysteries of the Worm Part II
03. Beyond Human Comprehension
04. Universal Devourer
05. Awaiting Awakening Again
06. The Morbid Mass of Swarming Entities
07. The Tentacles Through Time
08. Tattooed Skin Map
Cover art for "Macabre Kingdom" has been again done by spanish master Juanjo Castellano.
This new PUTREVORE slab of sonic putrefaction will be release through XTREEM MUSIC, although there's not a definite release date for this album yet, but most probably it'll be first released on 12"LP vinyl format around June and some months later, on CD format, so all vinyl freaks will get priority before any new generation ipod-consumer boy, who will have to wait before getting their cystal-clear digital bootlegged ethereal mp3.
A Plymouth-based UK quartet HOLODOMOR have debuted with a MCD Témoignages de la Gnose Terrestre, which delivers five pieces of malign bestial death/thrash. The CD has been produced and released by the band. It is limited to 500 copies and presents the following repertoire:
The aim of realising Témoignages de la Gnose Terrestre was a sonic catalysation of fury, alienation and inhuman psychosis. The immense slaughter of Holodomor destroys thoroughly and mercilessly devastates the last remnants of coherent thoughts in the attack resembling some more excellent spells by AngelCorpse, Sadistik Exekution, Throneum or Revenge.
THE WAY OF PURITY release sophomore album Equate in US & Canada on 17 April
Distributed in North America by RED/Sony via Basick/Prosthetic on behalf of Revolution Harmony.
There are few bands with a common purpose beyond that of the music they create, who ardently stick to that purpose, thus transcending the vagaries of the often soulless music industry and becoming a genuine force for change. Animal Liberation Front supporters THE WAY OF PURITY are one such band though, and with the North American release of their sophomore album Equate on 17 April 2012, via the new non-profit record label Revolution Harmony, they will take one more small step for man and one more giant leap for animal-kind. Equate features ten new tracks of brutally blackened and detuned metalcore with synth flourishes, married with empoweringly empathetic lyrics, all trapped in a vicious bass-laden analogue recording. The album was produced, arranged, recorded and edited by Jonathan Mazzeo at Math Lab Recordings, mixed by Wahoomi Corvi at Realsound Studio, and mastered by Mika Jussila at Finnvox Studio.
01. Artwork Of Nature
02. Death Abound Everywhere
04. Eternal Damnation To René Descartes
05. Keep Dreaming
06. For All Who Thrive Unheard
07. The Mighty Fall
08. The Last Darkest Night
09. A Time To Be So Small
10. Lijty Crjsty
Always walk on the path of integrity and never act like a normal band, that has always been our promise to ourselves The Way Of Purity affirms. Our partners must fight to push our message and mission without ulterior motives, and this is exactly why we have joined forces with Revolution Harmony. When we found out about Ray Holroyds non-profit record label, we fell in love with his vision, and with his support we can fulfil our dreams of helping animal and earth protection organizations. This is just the beginning the revolution starts now!