INFERNO reveal new song
Czech black metallers INFERNO revealed the first song from "Omniabsence Filled By His Greatness" - the new album that is going to be released on September 24th worldwide via Agonia Records. The song is available for streaming at: soundcloud.com/agoniarecords/inferno-the-funeral-of
Band's 6th album is a leap forward in comparison with the previous release, "Black Devotion". While straightforward black metal and melodic riffs are still present, "Omniabsence Filled By His Greatness" gained in terms of quality and atmosphere. Dissonant passages go now hand in hand with a delicate use of psychedelia, the compositions became more demanding.
The album was recorded, mixed and mastered at Necromorbus Studio by Tore Stjerna (Watain, Ondskapt, Valkyrja). Fenomeno Design (Blut Aus Nord, Glorior Belli, Perdition) prepared the layout.
"Omniabsence Filled By His Greatness" is the second release recorded with the new line-up of Adramelech (vocals), Ska-gul (guitars) and Sarapis (drummer). The album features guest bass lines played by Beldaroh (Besatt).
2. The Firstborn from Murk
3. The Funeral of Existence
4. Revelations Through the Void
5. The Vertical Fissure of the Most Distant End
6. Metastasis of Realistic Visions
ROOT to release anniversary CD+DVD
On 24th of September, cult dark metal band ROOT will release a special anniversary recording. The release marks an impressively long 25 years of band's existence in the metal scene and consists of exclusive live material, recorded between 2007 and 2012. While the audio disc (and LP version) features the full show recorded at Melodka Music Club (Brno, Czech Republic) on 19th of November 2011, the additional DVD includes road documentaries full of backstage, bonus and exclusive material as well as live songs filmed at Hammer Open Air (Lieto, Finland 2012), Noctis Fest (Calgary, Canada 2010), Brutal Assault Festival (Josefov, Czech Republic 2007+2012), No Mercy European Tour 2007 and a bunch of other shows.
"Viginti Quinque Annis In Scaena" will be available as digipack CD+DVD and a double LP. Preview of the release can be viewed at: youtu.be/I3agka-4VmA
"Viginti Quinque Annis In Scaena" was mixed and mastered at CH-Records Studio by Ashok, Paul Dread and Pavel Kolařík and produced by the band.
Featuring the oldest and one of the best extreme metal singers Jiří 'BigBoss' Valter, ROOT are considered to be the indisputable pioneers of black/dark metal in Eastern Europe. The band has been releasing music and unceasingly touring since its inception in 1987. Up to this day, ROOT played few hundreds of shows worldwide, sharing stage with acts such as King Diamond, Enslaved, Testament, Moonspell, Behemoth, Sodom, Napalm Death, Nifelheim or Master´s Hammer and released 9 different albums. BigBoss also appeared as a special guest on records by Moonspell, Behemoth and Helheim to name few.
For more news on ROOT follow: www.facebook.com/pages/ROOT-Official/396971113678944 and www.rootan.net.
KONGH to re-release "Counting Heartbeats"
Sweden's premiere doomsters KONGH will re-release their critically acclaimed, grammy-nominated in homeland debut album "Counting Heartbeats". The album, containing over 50 minutes of additional playing time in comparison with the original version, is set to be released on the 24th of September worldwide via Agonia Records.
Premiere song off the release is available for playback at: youtu.be/E7HJULHbXOA
The re-released "Counting Heartbeats" will feature two bonuses, never released on CD before: the split LP with Ocean Chief and the "demo 2006" - band's first ever recording. "Counting Heartbeats" will be available only as a limited de-luxe double digipack. The first batch of CDs attainable at the Agonia Records Webstore will additionally be available with an exclusive silver-print t-shirt.
The band is currently working on a new European tour.
For more news on KONGH follow: www.facebook.com/KonghDoom
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