CRYPT SERMON – New Album “The Ruins of Fading Light” to be released in September
Dark Descent Records proudly announces the highly anticipated sophomore full-length of Pennsylvania-based Epic Doom Metallers CRYPT SERMON!
“The Ruins of Fading Light” will be released on September 13th 2019. It was recorded, mixed & mastered by Arthur Rizk and features an artwork by Brooks Wilson.
A first track, "Key Of Solomon", is available at this location: https://youtu.be/xNdc8tdjWvI
The band comments: "We live in a time where the practices of science and magic serve distinctly different purposes. This was not always the case. The Italian Renaissance was an age where science and magic intertwined; summoning rituals connected exorcists to esoteric revelations. 'Key of Solomon' refers to a pseudopigraphical text of the same name."
1. The Ninth Templar (Black Candle Flame)
2. Key Of Solomon
3. Our Reverend's Grave
4. Epochal Vestiges
5. Christ is Dead
6. The Snake Handler
7. Oath Of Exile
8. Enslave the Heathens
9. Beneath the Torchfire Glare
10. The Ruins of Fading Light
Brooks Wilson – Vocals
Steve Jannson – Guitars
James Lipczynski – Guitars
Frank Chin – Bass
Enrique Sagarnaga - Drums
www.facebook.com/CryptSermon / www.facebook.com/DarkDescentRecords
NETHERBIRD - Worldwide Deal with Eisenwald
Swedish melodic black/death metal act NETHERBIRD has signed a worldwide deal with Eisenwald and will issue a new album "Into the Vast Uncharted" this fall.
The Stockholm-based band, which features longtime ex-Amon Amarth drummer Fredrik Andersson, is currently in the mixing phase for its upcoming album. More information will be announced in the coming months.
NETHERBIRD has blurred the boundaries between black, death and other extreme strains of heavy metal since 2004. The band was founded by like-minded individuals among the Swedish metal scene with the intentions of creating harsh metal while drawing inspiration from black and death metal without any regards, or limitations, to the structures surrounding each respective sub-genre.
While originally conceived as a studio project, NETHERBIRD featured a wide array of renowned guests and guild members to add their personal touch to the musical canvas: Adrian Erlandsson (At The Gates, The Haunted, ex-Cradle of Filth, ex-Paradise Lost), Janne Saarenpää (The Crown), Daniel “Mojjo” Moilanen (The Project Hate, Katatonia) among others. Even the further history of NETHERBIRD as a band credits a long list of versatile musicians, such as Nils Fjellström (Nordjevel, ex-Dark Funeral), Tobias Gustafsson (ex-Eucharist), Erik Röjås (Sterbhaus, ex-Decadence), Love Stark (Mephorash, Withershin), to join the unit at different stages and refine its sound with their unique skills.
Over the years, NETHERBIRD has released four full-length albums and made a number of tours across Europe, including several festival appearances. Their latest album is 2016's critically-acclaimed "The Grander Voyage", which catapulted the band into the higher echelon of extreme underground metal. Now, it is time for the next step with the release of "Into the Vast Uncharted" via Eisenwald.
"We are very pleased to announce that we have signed to Eisenwald and that our next album, Into the Vast Uncharted, will be the first release we do with them," says the band’s founder and vocalist Nephente. "We see this collaboration as a natural step for us, and we feel that Eisenwald share our vision and musical direction. Onwards!"
www.netherbird.com / www.eisenton.de
OGRE - Portland Doomsters join Cruz Del Sur Music - New Album Announcement
Long-running Portland, Maine doom trio OGRE has signed with Cruz Del Sur Music for the October release of their forthcoming fifth studio album, “Thrice As Strong”. The album was tracked with Rowan Bishop at Garage Mahal Recording in Westbrook, Maine.
Practitioners of traditional doom with a mix of ’70s rock and proto metal, OGRE was formed in 1999 by Ed Cunningham (bass/vocals), Ross Markonish (guitar) and Will Broadbent (drums). To date, the band has released four studio albums, with 2014’s “The Last Neanderthal” their most recent. OGRE came to the attention of Cruz Del Sur through classic word of mouth — a handful of Cruz Del Sur bands put in the good word for OGRE to label owner Enrico Leccese.
According to Markonish, the “Thrice As Strong” album title plays off OGRE’s power-trio formation and is taken from their namesake song, “Ogre”, which is the first track on their first album, “Dawn Of The Proto-Man”, which is also where “The Last Neanderthal” title came from. “As our fans know, we really like all of these self-referential details, as it sort of builds up the concept of an ‘OGRE Universe’. Not surprisingly, we are all fans of comic books, sci-fi and horror novels/movies, and bands like RUSH, who specialize in those sorts of geeky things.”
OGRE is recording with Bishop because of his “good set of ears” and the stripped-down feel of Garage Mahal Studios. Markonish says the new songs are not a departure from the band’s vintage sound, but fans can expect a few different influences this time around.
www.facebook.com/Rockogre / www.cruzdelsurmusic.com
BASTARD GRAVE - New Album Announcement - "Diorama Of Human Suffering" via Pulverised Records
Sweden’s BASTARD GRAVE will release their sophomore album on 16th August 2019 via Pulverised Records!
With a far more disgusting and repulsive sound this time, "Diorama Of Human Suffering" has become a bludgeoning Death Metal record and will consist of nine songs.
It was once again recorded, mixed and mastered by Ulf Blomberg (Crawl, Age Of Woe, Inevitable End, etc) and features an artwork by Australian artist Stewart Cole (Contaminated, Noisem, Scorched, etc).
The title track is available at this location: https://youtu.be/QCVdLAdfJg4
1. Life In The Sewers
2. Translucent Visions
3. Drowning In An Ocean Of Bile
4. Diorama Of Human Suffering
5. Transubstantiation Into Feces
6. Inner Carnivore
7. Madness Of Creation
8. Non-Functioning Pile Of Rot
9. Stench Of Infection
https://www.facebook.com/BastardGrave / http://www.pulverised.net
AGENT STEEL - New Album "No Mercy From The Godz" via Dissonance Productions
The unstoppable force returns! It’s been a long time anticipated, and now it’s official: 1980’s speed metal veteran, founder/vocalist John Cyriis, has resurrected his brand creation, the “Agent Steel band and it’s new incarnation in 2019 ... is finally upon us!”
The band’s current line-up consists of guitarist Nikolay Atanasov, and original AS guitarist Bill Simmons; Mr.Simmons is the first/original guitarist of the AS lineup, as the band first appeared throughout the L.A. club circuit in 1983. Also included in this classic/new lineup are bassist Joe McGuigan (Gama Bomb) and drummer Dennis Kruse Strømberg. This incarnation of AS is the long-awaited reactivation featuring Agent Steel founder, brand creator, vocalist John Cyriis, who appeared on all three original classic albums, (i.e., Skeptics Apocalypse, Mad Locust Rising, and the platinum seller Unstoppable Force). John is very pleased with this new lineup, which he is confident will arise as the very best lineup in the band’s history and whom he believes are certain to compliment the band’s legacy, and about manifest an about-face—that to counter and transcend the band’s “less than competent performance” by a stand-in and unofficial lineup at the KIT festival 2019!!
The official new Agent Steel lineup are currently working on the band’s 4th true and official studio album titled, “No Mercy From The Godz”—which is scheduled for an imminent October 18, 2019 launch.
The band are also preparing for their forthcoming shows at various privileged confirmed dates—beginning on Friday 6 December and Saturday 7 December in Milan and Firenze, Italy. John and the new Agent Steel incarnation are also preparing for a monumental first time appearance in Greece as headliners, performing at Up The Hammers festival in Athens, Greece—March of 2020. This headlining performance is forecast as being fertile metal soil for the band’s first live Agent Steel DVD/album to be captured as fronted by original founding vocalist John Cyriis. Expect this lineup to be the best ever incarnation of Agent Steel—stronger, faster, and deployed to demonstrate just who are the True Masters of Metal. Be on the lookout for the Agent Steel craft to land in your country - certain to energize all you bangers with Hammering Speed Metal!
www.facebook.com/AgentSteelOfficial / www.dissonanceproductions.co.uk
SINNERS BLEED - New video available - Comeback album 'Absolution' out now
German Death Metallers SINNERS BLEED have revealed another video clip for their furious comeback album "Absolution"!
"Age Of The Crow" is available at this location: https://youtu.be/TdGFTVWocC0
16 years after their highly acclaimed debut, "From Womb To Tomb", the Berlin-based group has returned impressively and still convinces with highly intense, fast, varied material.
"Absolution" is out now on War Anthem Records!
The lyric video for the song "Gleaming Black" is streaming here: https://youtu.be/LwGbhtiZ1so
2. Age Of The Crow
3. Gleaming Black
4. The Second Being
5. Devouring Hatred
6. Behind The Veil
7. Dawn Of Infinity
10. Jesus' Delusion Army
www.facebook.com/SinnersBleedBand / www.war-anthem.de
THE NEPTUNE POWER FEDERATION - New Album Announcement - 'Memoirs Of A Rat Queen'
Australian psychedelic rock and roll occultists THE NEPTUNE POWER FEDERATION have completed the recording sessions for their forthcoming fourth full-length, “Memoirs Of A Rat Queen”. The album, tracked by bassist Jaytanic Ritual and The Pet Food Factory in Marrkville, Sydney, will be the band’s first for Cruz Del Sur Music and will see the light of day this September.
“It took a while longer than we originally anticipated, which is what we should have expected,” says guitarist Inverted CruciFox. “We try to include a lot of small details that reward headphone-wearing listeners who use our records to travel to alternate dimensions. There has to be enough fuel to accommodate their journey.”
Accordingly, the band’s blend of progressive, metal and space rock will be on full display on their new album, sure to please followers of the band. “It feels a bit different, yet a natural progression, which was the aim,” says CruciFox. “I feel like we have paid our sonic respects to QUEEN, MOTÖRHEAD, T-REX and many others.”
Since The Pet Food Factory is run by Ritual, there is a certain sense of familiarity with the studio’s confines. CruciFox says that other underground acts in Sydney often benefit from “residual magicks leftover by [vocalist] The Imperial Priestesses’ occasional presence there.” Therefore, it is little surprise the rest of THE NEPTUNE POWER FEDERATION takes cues from their imitable frontwoman.
“There are few specific recollections of the process,” notes CruciFox. “We simply present at the studio and swiftly fall under the thrall of the Imperial Priestess who conducts the music through us via mind control. There is a feeling of disorientation and euphoria followed by shock that 12 months has passed and the album is complete.”
With “Memoirs Of A Rat Queen” now in the bag, all CruciFox and his THE NEPTUNE POWER FEDERATION bandmates can do is bide their time until it’s unleashed upon the unwitting metal masses. “We are awaiting the response of the ancient ones — a centuries-old council of mystic faeries who determine which of the new songs shall be added to the set. It’s an unconventional approach, but we stand by our methods.”
www.facebook.com/theneptunepowerfederation / www.cruzdelsurmusic.com
REVEL IN FLESH - New Deal & New Album in December 2019
War Anthem Records proudly announces the signing of German Death Metal monsters REVEL IN FLESH!
The band is currently in the studio to record their fifth, yet untitled full-length-album. The successor of 2016s “Emissary Of All Plagues" is scheduled for a December release.
More news to come! Watch out & Hail the Deathkult!
https://www.facebook.com/Revel-in-Flesh-304228902958414 / http://www.war-anthem.de
KEEP IT TRUE 2020 - Warm Up Show
CRUZ DEL SUR MUSIC and GATES OF HELL RECORDS present:
KEEP IT TRUE WARM UP SHOW
SLOUGH FEG (USA)
VULTURES VENGEANCE (ITA)
23. April 2020
Doors: 07:00 pm
First Band: 08:00 pm
Statement KIT-Team: "Due to the great demand and many years of faithful support from you, we decided, in cooperation with our friends from CRUZ DEL SUR MUSIC and GATES OF HELL Records, to make the official Warm Up on Thursday in Dittigheim a full WARM UP show with FOUR high-class bands. As a big thank you to you, we will offer the tickets for only 10 Euro (plus presale fee) Expenses Contribution. You can order these under this link. To save shipping costs you can use the Print@Home feature. At the doors ticket will be exactly 10 Euro without fees and we will keep around 50 tickets for the doors.After the bands have ended, there will be the usual Metal Disco with Thorsten MOR Hepp."
BEHEADED - Lyric Video Premiere - The Charlatan's Enunciation
Malta's premiere death metal outfit BEHEADED reveal a new track from their upcoming album "Only Death Can Save You", which will be released on June 14th via Agonia Records. Available as a lyric video, "The Charlatan's Enunciation" is the album's opening track, and second the single to see the light of day after "A Greater Terror".
Forged from the darkest depths, "Only Death Can Save You" breathes violence and marches fearlessly down its death metal path. Summoning the visceral classic and the caustic edge of later death metal, the new punishing album spreads its aural horror with razor sharp precision.
"Only Death Can Save You" was recorded and mixed at Mk2 Recording Studio, run by the band's drummer, Davide Billa. The album was mastered at Hertz Studio in Poland. Cover artwork was painted by Daniel Corcuero (Nekronikon).
1. The Charlatan's Enunciation
2. Evil Be To Him Who Evil Seeks
3. A Greater Terror (https://youtu.be/GHA_robKjWw)
4. Unholy Man
5. Embrace Your Messiah
6. The Papist Devil
7. Gallows Walk
8. Only Death Can Save You
9. From The Fire Where It All Began
Summer 2019: EU tour with Incantation and Hate (dates TBA)
06.07.2019: Bäckerberg in Scharnstein @ Sick Midsummer Festival, AT
08.08.2019: Schlotheim @ Party San Open Air, DE
15.08.2019: Barth @ Barther Metal Open Air, DE
17.08.2019: St-Nolf @ Motocultor Festival, FR
www.facebook.com/BeheadedMT / www.agoniarecords.com