ONHEIL: Coverartwork + Tracklist unleashed
Dutch Blackened Metallers ONHEIL have released the cover and tracklist of their upcoming album, ‘Storm Is Coming’. It's the follow-up to their critically acclaimed album ‘Razor’ (2009). The album is currently being mixed and mastered by Bart Hennephof (TEXTURES) and Yuma van Eekelen (Ex-PESTILENCE) at the Final Focus Studios. The release is set for early 2014 by German Metal specialist Cyclone Empire.
Singer/Guitarist Amok comments: "Like most bands, we always want to make our new album the best one. But as the reception of our previous album ‘Razor’ was amazing, that was one fuckin' tough job to do! We took the sound of ‘Razor’ as the blueprint and then injected it with even more power and dynamics! You will hear that in our riffs and drumming! Besides that we gave a bit more room for classic Heavy and Thrash metal influences and with that created more contrast with our blasting Black and Death Metal. That resulted in an unique blend that is the ONHEIL sound. We needed some time to do it, but we believe we succeeded in making a great follow-up album! Let's hope the Metal world agrees! Storm Is Coming!"
1. Embrace The Chaos
2. Kill Tomorrow
3. Self-Destruction Mode
4. The Omega Legions
5. Storm Is Coming
6. The End Of Everything
7. Wings Of Death
8. Dronkenschap In Duisternis II
9. Nature's Wrath
10. Streams Of Silence
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BLACKSHORE - New song availavle for streaming
"Dystopian Demon Dynamite" is the first preview of BlackShore’s new album "Terror", which is coming on 15th november via Black Skull Records. Guestvocals on that track are done by Max Marquardt (ex-Helfahrt). "Terror" consists of 11 tracks of filthy Black Metal with a huge Thrash impact. It’s the third album of the north-german black metal devision.
Cyclone Empire - New Signing: DOWN AMONG THE DEAD MEN
Hailing from Scandinavia (Dave from Denmark, Rogga and Dennis from Sweden) DOWN AMONG THE DEAD MEN are the new baby of legendary vocalist Dave Ingram, well known to every Death Metal maniac for his vocal duties with BOLT THROWER and of corpse BENEDICTION! We are very happy to welcome his new brainchild as a part of our little CYCLONE EMPIRE family! Mixing Punk, Grind, Crust and of corpse Death Metal every underground freak should be prepared for a real killer of an album, when the selftitled debut sees the light of day on the 22nd of November 2013.
Statement by David Ingram:
"I'm real proud to be working with Rogga Johansson and Dennis Blomberg in DOWN AMONG THE DEAD MEN, and for us to be a part of the Cyclone Empire family. It was a great surprise that the label signed us without even hearing a single note of music. This shows confidence in all our abilities as musicians and this is more than true, as the world will hear once the album has been released. If I say so myself, it kicks serious ass. DATDM are based in Scandinavia - myself in Denmark and the rest of the guys in Sweden - so meeting to rehearse for future touring is definitely viable and is something we have talked about with great anticipation. We're extremely confident in the album so we know we'll be getting DATDM out on the road in the future.”
Here´s the songtitles of “Down Among The Dead Men”:
Down Among The Dead Men
The Doomsday Manuscript
Adolescence Of Time
Bones Of Contention
Dead Man’s Switch
The Stones Lament
A Handful Of Dust
Dead Men Diaries
As Leeches Gorge
www.darksentinel.dk/DATDM.html / www.facebook.com/DownAmongTheDeadMen
MYGRAIN - New videoclip
Check out the first video 'Dreamscape' from the forthcoming 4th album "Planetary Breathing", out on Spinefarm on September 27th 2013: youtu.be/dJnLhDWiB9Y
ATLANTEAN KODEX veröffentlichen Video
"Sol Invictus" lautet der Titel einer epischen Hymne des kommenden Albums von ATLANTEAN KODEX, "The White Goddess", welches am 4. Oktober 2013(CD: Cruz Del Sur Records, Vinyl: Van Records) veröffentlicht wird.
Bandkopf Manuel Trummer kommentiert den Clip folgend: "'Sol Invictus' takes you on a trip through the dark underbelly of European folklore. Embark on a journey to a realm of fertility cults, fire-worship and corn-demons, older than Bethlehem and Babylon, older than dreaming Sumer and mankind itself. And don't forget to grab a beer, turn the volume to 11 and bang your head like a man possessed."
SECRETS OF THE SKY: "Sunrise" - lyric video available
Check iot out here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=datf-Pss4pY&feature=youtu.be
Oakland, California-based progressive doom metal sextet SECRETS OF THE SKY (three of the band’s six members each contributing with multiple instruments) projects a unique brand of cinematic, cerebral, atmospheric metal with a heavy persuasion towards doom metal and even more blackened influences citing The Ocean, Opeth, Isis, Agalloch and others.
Clayton Bartholomew (guitars/keyboards): "We are proud to be releasing the lyric video for the song "Sunrise". The video was put together by vocalist Garett Gazay, and he used imagery that he felt best conveyed his lyrical content and theme for the song. We think it turned out nicely and summarizes the metaphorical concepts laid out by the lyrics. Enjoy!"
BODYFARM: New cover artwork & tracklist unleashed
On the 20th of September Dutch Death Metal hopefuls BODYFARM release their breathtaking and much more versatile second album “The Coming Scourge”, best described as a massive soundscape of Death and Decay!
The album was recorded from February until May 2013 in Oeknal studios with Harry van Breda and the artwork was created by renowned Underground-artist Juanjo Castellano (Vomitory, Revel In Flesh, Blaspherian etc.)!
The final tracklist of “The Coming Scourge” is as follows:
1 – Unbroken
2 – Frontline Massacre
3 – Vortex Of Terror
4 – The Coming Scourge (feat. Dirk Willems of USHTOR)
5 – Eden´s Destruction
6 – The Well Of Decay
7 – The Frozen Halls
8 – Der Landkreuzer (feat. Stephan Gebédi of HAIL OF BULLETS)
9 – The Siege Of The Mind
10 – Enter The Eternal Fire (BATHORY cover)
Besides that don´t forget to check out the first unleashed song of the album, “The Well Of Decay”, here!
PENTAGRAM CHILE launch another new song + announce guest vocalists
PENTAGRAM CHILE unveil another new song exclusively through the ROCK HARD website. “Sacrophobia” features guest vocals by legendary AT THE GATES singer Tomas “Tompa” Lindberg and you can check the track here!
Besides Tompa, PENTAGRAM CHILE have announced several other guest vocalists who appear on their first-ever studio album "The Malefice".
Rodrigo "Pera" Cuadra of Chilean metal pioneers DORSO contributed his evil laughter to the re-recording of the demo track "The Malefice". Marc Grewe of reactivated German death metal innovators MORGOTH laid down a blood-curdling scream on "La Fiura". As already told above, Tomas Lindberg of Gothenburg's finest AT THE GATES sang a verse on "Sacrophobia". And, last but not least, Schmier of German thrash legends DESTRUCTION recorded half the vocals on "Spontaneous Combustion".
"Guest appearances may not be a very 'old-school' or '80s' thing to do," explains band leader Anton Reisenegger, "but I think back in the day bands didn't do it because they didn't have the technical means, not because they didn't want to.
Pera of DORSO recorded the original laughter on the demo version of 'The Malefice', so it was pretty obvious to have him re-record it for the album. It actually turned out even more macabre than the original.
'La Fiura' is about this mythological creature from the South of Chile, which emits this really piercing, high-pitched scream that literally melts people's faces. When we were playing the Maryland Deathfest last year, MORGOTH were on while we were getting ready, and all of a sudden we heard this insane scream. We all looked at each other and said: 'That's it, that's La Fiura!!!' So we approached Marc and he immediately agreed.
Tompa and I obviously play together in LOCK UP, and knowing he's a big fan of PENTAGRAM from back in the day, I just had to ask him. He chose the song with the most blasphemic lyrics on the album. We recorded his vocals in a backstage toilet in Prague while on tour.
And DESTRUCTION were one of our main influences when we started the band back in 1985. I had met Schmier several times at festivals and stuff, and he had always been totally cool and respectful of the fact that I come from the same era and used to correspond with their original drummer back in the 80s, when I was still doing my fanzine. So he didn't think about it twice. I gave him the track with the most obvious DESTRUCTION influences and he nailed it.
I think in all cases the guest vocals work really well within the context of the song. I think they will give the album some more variety and colour, and – why not? – maybe draw some more attention towards the record," Reisenegger concludes.
As previously announced PENTAGRAM CHILE will unleash their first-ever studio album "The Malefice" on September 6 via Cyclone Empire. The album was recorded at Sade Studio, Santiago, Chile and HVR Studio, Suffolk (UK). "The Malefice" will be available on double gatefold vinyl, as well as on double digipak CD, including a bonus disc with re-recorded classics, and on regular jewelcase CD.
DEMONICAL - "Darkness Unbound" release show/party
The Masters of Swedish Death Metal Darkness will release their anticipated fourth full-length album on Friday September 20th 2013 - through Cyclone Empire - and this will be celebrated with a special release show/party at Bryggarsalen in Stockholm.
The fellow Swedish acts OCTOBER TIDE, DIE HARD and ETERNAL OATH will join the event making it a memorable evening of death, doom and decay!
Friday 20 September 2013 @ Bryggarsalen in Stockholm (SWE) - Doors @ 19:00
Pre-sale tickets are 12 EUR (100 SEK) and can only be ordered through the bands official online store: www.demonicalmerch.net
Tickets are also available at the door for 16 EUR (130 SEK) in case the event is not sold out.
Venue address: Norrtullsgatan 12 N, Stockholm. Metro station: Odenplan
Official Facebook event / Flyer
KING FEAR reveal cover and tracklist
German black metallers KING FEAR have just revealed the cover artwork and tracklist for their 1st full-length album "Frostbite" which will be released on September, 27th, 2013 via QUALITY STEEL RECORDS.
The tracklist runs as follows:
KING FEAR - “FROSTBITE”
Conquering The Useless
The Wickedest Man
Re-Conquering The Useless