ATHANATHEOS - New Concept Album 'Cross. Deny. Glorify.' out now via Lavadome Productions - Full Stream available
"Cross. Deny. Glorify.", the new concept album of French Death Metallers ATHANATHEOS, is streaming in its entirety now at this location:
The band’s third full-length has just been released by Lavadome Productions. It was produced, recorded, mixed and mastered between July 2019 to December 2022 at the Atheistic Dungeon by Samuel Girard. The cover artwork is a painting by Giulio Romano (1524, "The Battle of the Milvian Bridge").
ATHANATHEOS have refined their craft to deliver real metal grandeur upon the listener. However, the mentality that undergirds this record is the same one that allowed Death Metal to evolve and thrive in the exile of absolute ostracism by the mainstream: No trends, no compromise, only pure vision.
The concept of the album leads to the fourth century, a period of significant interest to scholars of Christian history when, over a span of just 80 years, Christianity transformed from a marginalized and persecuted sect to the sole authorized state religion of the Roman Empire. This brought about a profound shift in Roman society and its longstanding polytheistic religious traditions. The historical account of "Cross. Deny. Glorify." presents the birth of this transformative period through the perspectives of three distinct characters. Gaius, the father – a simple soldier. Flavius, the son – an itinerant merchant. Marcus, the grandson – a philosopher.
"Cross. Deny. Glorify." is unique in its character while holding true to a core musical vision that binds the entire record.
1. The Cross
2. You Were Not
3. Credo Quia Absurdum
4. They Are Spreading the Pestilence
5. To Deny
6. The Silent Oblivion
8. Rise of Terror, Rise of Intolerance
9. To Glorify
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ASCENDED DEAD - New Album 'Evenfall Of The Apocalypse via 20 Buck Spin - New Track Premiere
US Death Metallers ASCENDED DEAD have premiered another song from their upcoming sophomore full-length "Evenfall Of The Apocalypse", set for release on May 12th, 2023 via 20 Buck Spin.
"Inverted Ascension" can be checked out here: https://youtu.be/v_NpRHAiyaY
ASCENDED DEAD return like abyss winds surging skyward from the ninth circle of Hell, with "Evenfall of the Apocalypse" heralding the dawn of the final march to extermination via barely-controlled Death Metal chaos and form-destroying necromancy.
Flesh-peeling intensity at warp-speed, technically-frenzied leads that cut straight through bone and a relentless annihilating force that rarely ceases long enough to take a breath. Yet amidst this fiery conflagration a wholly deliberate and fanatical attention to detail and craft remain undeniable, allowing the pandemonium a distinct structure and memorability.
Artwork by Kyle Bowen.
01. Intro / Abhorrent Manifestation
02. Ungodly Death
03. Nexus of the Black Flame
04. Bestial Vengeance
05. Tantum Bellum
06. Inverted Ascension
07. The Curse / Enveloped in Thorns
08. Visceral Strike
09. Passage to Eternity
10. Evenfall of the Apocalypse
11. Intransigent Blackness (outro)
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TORTURE RACK - New Album Announcement - 'Primeval Onslaught' via 20 Buck Spin
20 Buck Spin announces TORTURE RACK’s new full-length, entitled "Primeval Onslaught"!
It will be released on June 9th, 2023 on LP, CD, MC and in digital formats.
TORTURE RACK exists for one reason: to pulverize skulls and grind bones through bludgeoning gore-soaked Death Metal depravity! Their third album "Primeval Onslaught" continues that bloodstained legacy, witnessed previously on "Barbaric Persecution" and "Malefic Humiliation" with a barrage of meat-torn-from-bone riffs and greased-flesh savagery.The band's songwriting and intent has been tightened like a garrote, filling each track with meathooks into the skin and precise, constant battering, rarely eclipsing the 4 minute mark.
Get your first knockdown blow with the track "Decrepit Funeral Home": https://youtu.be/KT02GLNZyLw
Engineered, Mixed and Mastered by Seánan McCullough and Joe Anderson at Helvete Sound, Portland Oregon. Cover artwork by ROK of Australian legends Sadistik Exekution.
01. Ceremonial Flesh Feast
02. Decrepit Funeral Home
03. Forced From The Pit
04. Morning Star Massacre
05. Victims Of Inquisitors
06. Bone Snare
07. Fucked By Death
08. Impalement Storm
09. Descent To Infernal Chasms
10. Rotting Insignificance
https://www.20buckspin.com +++ https://20buckspin.bandcamp.com
HERETOIR - New Mini Album "Wastelands" via AOP Records - Official Video Clip
German Post Black Metallers HERETOIR have unveiled the new single "Wastelands" - the title track of their upcoming mini-album due on May 19th 2023 via AOP Records.
"'Wastelands' deals with the destruction of our source of life – planet earth. Humans seem to have a ‘suicidal urge’ to destroy what keeps us alive. The song is a requiem on the downfall of the human race,” comments the band about the song.
Combining the emotional and atmospheric elements of black metal with progressive rhythm-laden modern metal structures and the beauty of post rock and shoegaze, HERETOIR is a nostalgic, melancholic and soothing soundtrack in a mad world. Founded (in Augsburg/Germany) by David C. in 2006, HERETOIR conceptually and lyrically deals with existence, self-reflection, fears and dreams – life in all its facets. It is a musical universe set for the discovery of one’s deepest thoughts and the soul that rests in each of us.
Pre-order your copy of "Wastelands" here: https://save-it.cc/aop/wastelands
2. At Dusk
4. Golden Dust (live)
5. Exhale (live)
6. The White (live)
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MINAS MORGUL - New Album 'Nebelung' via Trollzorn Records - Lyric Video Premiere
Trollzorn Records proudly announces the new full-length album of German Black Metallers MINAS MORGUL, entitled "Nebelung".
It will be released on June 2nd, 2023 on Digipak-CD, Gatefold-LP and digitally.
After a quarter of a century, MINAS MORGUL have arrived at the core of their artistic identity with their eighth opus. The last two remaining founding members Saule (guitar) and Berserk (drums) have created a tremendously personal, intense and moving album that brings out the band's Black Metal side more than ever with its repellent coldness. Thus it is more reminiscent of the Norwegian 90s than of the German Black/Pagan Metal scene that MINAS MORGUL have helped to found since 1997.
"Nebelung" also features the band’s revamped line-up with Alboin (Eïs, Plutonyan), who was responsible for the bass, keyboards, parts of the guitars and some vocals, as well as for the production under the banner of Nightside Audio, and vocalist Stef (ex-Jörmungand), who was already heard as a guest singer on the previous album "Heimkehr". Both have joined the band as full members, so MINAS MORGUL are now ready as a quartet to present "Nebelung" on stage after a four-year live break.
Last but not least, Ferndal-mastermind Lestaya fulfilled a long-cherished wish of the band and gave the album a cello piece as an intro.
A lyric video for the new track "Inter Stellas" can be checked out at this location: https://youtu.be/ZktnKQ-0s0s
5. Inter Stellas
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SACRED OUTCRY - Sophomore Album "Towers Of Gold" via No Remorse Records - Lyric Video Premiere
No Remorse Records proudly announces "Towers Of Gold" - the sophomore album of Greek Epic/Power Metallers SACRED OUTCRY, set for release on May 19th, 2023.
Written and arranged by mastermind George Apalodimas, "Towers Of Gold" is the first album featuring the band’s new line-up with axeman Steve Lado, drummer Defkalion Dimos and the legendary Daniel Heiman (ex-LOST HORIZON) behind the mic.
The long-awaited successor to the highly acclaimed debut "Damned For All Time" (2020) is a full concept album directly tied to the golden age of late '90s and early '00s power metal, fused with the legendary '80s US metal scene, where WARLORD meets BLIND GUARDIAN and MANOWAR joins LOST HORIZON on a mystical journey through ten chapters of dark epic metal.
The cinematographic story of "Towers Of Gold" is fully connected with the gripping variety of the music, which is full of emotion and power. Hidden messages can be found all over the album, from the breathtaking cover art, the concept and the lyrics, to the multi-layered music that will keep growing with every listening.
A lyric video for the track "The Voyage" has been premiered at this location: https://youtu.be/9GlXopKZ6sw
For pre-order options check: https://www.noremorse.gr/products?searching=sacred+outcry
01. Through Lands Forgotten (At The Crossroads Of Fate)
02. The Flame Rekindled (Lurid Lights And Drunken Revelry)
03. The Voyage (Towards Immortality)
04. Into The Storm (Beyond The Lost Horizon)
05. Symphony Of The Night (The Curse Of The Blind)
06. A Midnight Reverie (Whispers In The Wind)
07. The Sweet Wine Of Betrayal (The Perennial Sin)
08. The City Of Stone (The Burden Of The Crownless Kings)
09. Towers Of Gold (Tempus Edax Rerum)
10. Where Crimson Shadows Dwell (And Ouroboros Dreamt)
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ROTPIT - Debut Album 'Let There Be Rot' via War Anthem Records - New Lyric Video revealed
German/Swedish gorelords ROTPIT have revealed a second song from their upcoming debut full-length album "Let There Be Rot", set for release on April 14th 2023 through War Anthem Records.
A lyric video for "Night Of The Ultimate Rot" can be checked out here: https://www.deaf-forever.de/videopremiere-rotpit +++ https://youtu.be/ttPDOZfjtXw
ROTPIT is a project band consisting of Jonny Pettersson (known from Wombbath, Massacre, Berzerker Legion and others), Ralf Hauber (Revel In Flesh, Heads For The Dead) and Henrik Posingis (Revel In Flesh), heavily inspired by early Finnish and British Death Metal and several other obscure underground bands from the early days of the movement.
Raise the volume for some sickness! Death Metal - the raw, simple and heavy way!
Artwork by T. Kannibalet Hietomaa.
1. Slimebreeder / https://youtu.be/3yAOxkKw78g
2. Night Of The Ultimate Rot
3. Let There Be Rot
8. Into The Rotpit
9. The Serenade Of Rot
Jonny Pettersson - Guitars / Bass / Mix & Mastering
Ralf Hauber - Vocals / Lyrics & Concept
Henrik Posingis - Drums
https://www.war-anthem.de +++ https://www.facebook.com/Rotpit666
NECRONOMICON - New Video Clip Premiere 'They Lie' - New Album via El Puerto Records
German Thrash Metallers NECRONOMICON reveal a second song from their upcoming new album "Constant To Death", set for release on April 28th, 2023 via El Puerto Records.
Check out the video premiere for "They Lie" at this location: https://youtu.be/IyxzCtusZQU
With their twelfth studio album, NECRONOMICON embark on an explosive tightrope walk between Thrash, Punk and Power Metal. It was recorded and produced it in the band's own headquarters and mixed and mastered by Achim Köhler. The cover artwork was designed by Kattrin Peter of Kudulounge.
Frontman Freddy describes "Constant To Death" as his most modern and at the same time most personal album: "There's everything in these 12 songs, from typical NECRONOMICON sounds to catchy Power Metal to my musical origins of Punk."
Due to the worldwide events, the album title "Constant To Death" is also the main theme of the lyrics. The Russian war of aggression on Ukraine, churches and their sexual abuse, child poverty and hunger...there are very serious and sociocritical lyrics, which turn out accordingly dismal.
A video clip for the title track can be checked out here: https://youtu.be/MvL2ZD27GfU
01. Constant To Death
02. They Lie
04. Stored In Blood
05. The Guilty Shepherd
06. A Voice For The Voiceless
07. Black Rain
08. Children Cry Alone
10. Down From Above
11. The Blood Runs Red
12. Poverty Show
Freddy - Vocals / Melody & Rhythm Guitar
Marco Lohrenz - Bass
Rik Charron - Drums
Glen Shannon - Solo Guitar
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OLD FOREST - New Single 'Master of Arachnids' via Soulseller Records
With "Master of Arachnids", British Black Metallers OLD FOREST present the third and final single for their upcoming new full-length album.
"Sutwyke" will be released on March 31st, 2023 via Soulseller Records.
It was mixed by Florian Dammasch / Nightside Studios and features a wood engraving by Robert Paterson as the cover artwork.
Pre-order options: https://soulsellerrecords.bandcamp.com (World) +++ https://soulsellerrecords.aisamerch.com (Americas)
OLD FOREST continue their path of orthodox and melodic Black Metal art. Written & recorded during the pestilence of 2020-22, the music is rich in folk horror and stylistically firmly rooted in the golden era of early to mid 90's.
1. Faust Recants (Satan Cometh)
2. Black Hearts of Sutwyke
3. Zodiac of War
4. Winter Years Begin
5. Master of Arachnids
6. Witch of Prague pt. 1
7. Witch of Prague pt. 2
8. Effigies to the Flames
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VREDENSDAL - New Single 'Svøpt I Blod' via Soulseller Records
US Black Metallers VREDENSDAL have premiered the third and final single for their upcoming new full-length album.
"Svøpt I Blod" is streaming here: https://youtu.be/Kyu8SG6ZC1E
"Sonic Devotion To Darkness" will be released via Soulseller Records on March 31st, 2023.
Pre-order options: https://soulsellerrecords.bandcamp.com (World) +++ https://soulsellerrecords.aisamerch.com (Americas)
VREDENSDAL, founded 2018 by The Goblin Reaper in Green Bay, Wisconsin - with the intention to alter the typical expectations of what Black Metal can be, integrating multiple influences into a single dynamic force to call out the primal desire within all to look deeper into our own inner shadow. Dubbed "N.W.O.U.S.B.M." by fans, the music features styles both, the familiar and the unknown, which weave a tapestry of homages to the masters of yesteryear and explore new takes on the genre, most often in a thrashing & grooving madness. Fans of both the classic and contemporary Black Metal sound will find this outstanding act warrants repeated listening.
Cover artwork by Marek Soszynski.
1. Between Worlds (Intro)
2. The Chaos Rite
3. The Eye in the Well
5. Sonic Devotion to Darkness
6. Cyclical Despondancy
7. Svøpt I Blod
8. My Right to the Throne
9. Eyes Glowing Black
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