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No Control Radio's infamous METALENEMA will continue its series of episodes guest hosted by revered figures of the metal underground. IMMOLATION/PERDITION TEMPLE guitarist Bill Taylor will preside on Saturday, March 2, and Esa Linden of DEMIGOD will call the playlist on the following Saturday, March 9.
Listeners can stream the broadcasts at from 10pm-Midnight CST, and Austin area fans can also tune in on 107.1-2HD radio.
These special episodes are part of a continuing series featured on METALENEMA. Previous guests include Dan Lilker, Wannes Guebbels of Pentacle, and Vetis Monarch of Weapon. These shows are archived as free downloadable podcasts on
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Metalenema began in 1994 on KVRX FM Radio in Austin, Texas. Hosted by The Undertaker and Agapornis Epicac, it was the only radio show broadcast from The University of Texas that received press coverage in The Daily Texan, Austin Chronicle, and The Austin American Statesman. The show was tied to numerous touring underground concerts and boasted hundreds of listeners at the height of its popularity. It resurfaced as a guest program on BCR in Bridgewater, England, in 1999, and was then revived once more for Solarfall Radio's broacasts from late 2005 to the end of 2007.

The focus of the show is Black and Death Metal spanning the 80s, 90s, and the new millennium, as well as some good old timeworn Speed and Thrash Metal for good measure. While the music is always serious, your intrepid hosts are rarely anything but irreverent, ridiculous, and occasionally patently offensive in their quest to promote the long-lost lighter side of an art form they hold so dear.

In 2008 Solarfall became defunct, though archives of the show can be accessed at In September 2011, Metalenema was resurrected by The Undertaker on HD radio (yes, actual broadcasting) via 101x in Austin, Texas. If you're in Austin and have an HD receiver, it's at 107.1 HD2, or you can hear it worldwide every Saturday night from 10pm-12AM CST at No Control is the only 24-hour metal music station on earth besides the Sirus channels. Tune in and enjoy!

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Veneror - Percussimus Fodeus Cum Morte

Type: Full-length
Release date: January 1st, 2013
New Era Productions
Released in co-production with Hexencave Productions.
CD : Limited 1000ex
LP 500ex

This band is a new experience for me,they released one demo named 'Nightwandering' in 2011 and has now released their debut on New Era.
This Italian outfit plays pretty fast forward black metal in the traditional way.
It's raw n' harsh but at the same time very melodic and actually pretty enjoyable and I have no problems listening through the whole album at once since it has a certain 'entertaining' value to it.
It primitive in many ways but on the other hand you could say it's professionally done and the sound quality is above average and fits the music overall.
The thing I like most about this album is the combination of the primitive sounding riffs combined with the more structured stuff.
'Percussimus Fodeus Cum Morte' consist of eighth tracks and surely has it's highlights.
I enjoy what they are trying to accomplish here,easy memorable melodies,but at the same time I kinda think of Gorgoroth,maybe not the right example but as said extreme yet melodic and with it's own charm. They surely manage to help me drift into my own little space,and that's what most music is about.
I'm glad I received this one as I would most likely never get to hear it,cause I think this band has potential and they show it on this release which I think is a pretty good debut, and I'll just enjoy this album for a while and probably hear more from these guys in the future.
The one thing I have to complain about is the variation which could have been more of,as it spins pretty much fast forward throughout the whole album,a bit monotone at times.
But it could be worse,there are so many shitty bands out there doing simply nada more or less. So all hails to these guys for releasing this one.
Lyrics are mostly deal with satanism,witchcraft,black magic,ancient gods,and when I first saw the album cover I somewhat expected some 'Doom' metal or something mostly because of the which drawings and other stuff on the cover 
People into raw,melodic black metal should give this a try!

Traclist :
1. Impervio
2. The Wings of the Daimon Sethos
3. Conclaves of Blest Carnality
4. Witchblood Arcane Sodality
5. De Arcana Reptilia
6. Curse of the Antisacral
7. Alogos Azothos Achronos
8. Et Taurum Draco

Taake - Gravkamre ,Kroner & Troner

Dark Essence Records

1.March 2013

Taake celebrates 20 years of True Norwegian Black Metal

Having started the band way back in 1993, mainman Hoest now celebrates 20 years of staying true to form by releasing a 20 song 2 CD collection of Taake rarities.

Taake witch are celebrating their 20th year anniversary has decided to release a double disc this year containing 20 tracks of rarities consisting of two brand new tracks,bonus tracks from the vinyl versions and alternate versions & several from compilations.
All nicely presented on this 2 disc collection.

The first two tracks,the new ones 'Et Pust Av Oyene' & 'Hov Var Stein' sounds like a continuation of what they did on 'Noregs Vaapen' and are both pretty good tracks and should be essential listening if you like their previous works as these tracks easily could fit into their previous full lenght.
Especially when listening to 'Et pust Av Oyene' I can't stop thinking of 'Norbundet' and winter in general as I think they captured the same cold athmosphere on this one.

As I listen 'Hov Var Stein' I get this 'typical' but brilliant feeling while listening to Taake,very sick,twisted,melodic in it's own unique way.
Some people may wonder why they release this collection of pre-released tracks,since most of the fans probably have heard most tracks before except the unreleased.

But I think it's a good way to mark their anniversary so one can have all their bonus tracks from vinyls,compilations & rarities in one collection.

Overall a good release with a great selection of tracks,and I reallty enjoy the new tracks and some of the alternate tracks I haven't heard to much before. 
My credits to Taake for never giving up and going stronger than ever after 20 years of True Norwegian Black Metal !

There are few bands that captures me the way black metal used to,but this band continue to make music that makes me think of my nordic roots & inheritance while listening, and I have to salute them for that and congratulate with 20 years gone in a blast!


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Among Gods (NO) - Among Gods

PRC MUSIC Release: 16 April 2013
After listening to 'Martyr' some months ago the song kinda stuck to my mind afterwards.
And I have to admit my expectations for this album was high,after listening to the first track 'Crucifixion' my hopes are already high,as they don't fail on this extremely groovy & at times experimental death metal it's hard to not keep listening to!
second track 'Martyr' & the whole album more or less is a massive piece of groove & death and the one who lead me to this record,so enough said about that one.

They have done a god job with the variation of the tracks on this album.
I have to say that I enjoy the slower melodic parts very much ,nicely blended in with some more aggressive parts.

'The City Of The Dead' is also a track mentioning again a massive one that makes your head bang,decent drum work on it and some great riffs alongside with the typical Among Gods vocals.

The album consist of 6 tracks and all of 'em are relatively long lasting,and all in all this is a very entertaining an interesting album at the same time,since I've think they've come up with something of their own here and that's pretty cool these days!

If I'm not wrong this will stand as one of the best albums by the end of this year.

This is truly a great debut,and absolutely worth a chance!



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Prog Metallers THE ADVENT EQUATION Release Video For "A Violent Motion"
Monterrey, Mexico-based Melodic Proggressive Metal outfit THE ADVENT EQUATION have just released a video for the song "A Violent Motion," taken off their 2012 full-length, self-released debut album, Limitless Life Reflections.

The video is now playing at this location.  

Limitless Life Reflections is a 60-minute juggernaut of power and beauty, that's sure to appeal to fans of heavyweights like OPETH and KATATONIA. The album was mixed and produced by Alberto "Charles" Leal at Psicofonia Productions with studio mastering by Jens Bogren (Opeth, Katatonia, Amon Amarth, Devin Townsend) at Fascination Street studios, Örebro, Sweden. The striking artwork was created by Colin Marks (Nevermore, Scar Symmetry, All Shall Perish) at Rain Song Design, London, England. Purchase the album via iTunes, Amazon, CD Baby and other online retailers.

"The Advent Equation is much more of a reflective intellectual style of metal, ruled by heavy, often somber soundscapes, a mixture of harsh and clean vocals, crushing rhythms, tons of extremely inventive melodic lines and an amazing use of keyboardist tremendous skills, especially in the one keyboard you rarely if ever hear in a metal band, the piano. Fantastic debut album by this heavy and introspective Mexican progressive death metal band." - Jeff Stevens, Prog Metal Zone

"This album should be heard by all, not just metalheads, but by anyone who wants to know what beautiful music is all about." - Mr Dread, The Dread Music Review

Monterrey, Mexico's THE ADVENT EQUATION has been officially active since 2008 and released an EP named Sounds from Within that same year. The EP was recorded in their hometown of Monterrey and mastered in Buenos Aires Argentina. The album released through Asenath Records with national distribution and great public reception. This material gave the band the opportunity to play in important events and festivals around Mexico, participating as opening acts for True, Haggard, and most recently Opeth.

THE RETICENT Mastermind Starts Black Metal Project

Chris Hathcock of THE RETICENT has returned to the realm of extreme music in the form of black metal project, ZEROMUS. In the vein of bands such as Gorgoroth and Dark Funeral, ZEROMUS is a straight forward and grim expression of aggression.

"I just needed to do something different. The Reticent offers me a lot of emotional release but sometimes you need to just be outright hostile. Rather than sing you just want to scream with as much hatred as you can muster. I love bands like Gorgoroth for their intensity, aggression, and disregard. This is just my diversion to create and release that hostility and have some fun."

Hathcock said he plans to release an album with ZEROMUS. An EP titled The Four Fiends is in the works but release may be delayed due to his work with THE RETICENT. Two demo tracks have been posted on Reverbnation of the band and can be found at

AUTUMNBLAZE Releases New Video and Audio Snippet For
Upcoming Album - Every Sun Is Fragile

German despondent rockers AUTUMNBLAZE have released a stop-motion music video for "Invisible Fields," a new track taken off from the group's upcoming full-length effort entitled Every Sun Is Fragile.

The music video for "Invisible Fields" was created by Philip L. Ward under Meph Production. Check out the 'Invisible Fields' music video at this location.

A six-minute audio snippet of "Every Sun Is Fragile" is also available for streaming at the Pulverised Records Bandcamp Page.

The album artwork for Every Sun Is Fragile will feature two different formats; the normal Jewel Case CD version and a limited edition Slipcase CD version. The Slipcase CD edition will feature an alternate cover and will be made available in limited quantities.

Jewel Case cover

Slipcase CD cover

New ghosts in town
Invisible fields
Im Spiegel
Mein Engel, der aus Augen fließt
Every sun is fragile
Cold soul
How I learned to burn my teardrops
A place for paper diamonds


Markus Baltes - Vocals / Guitars
Andreas - Guitars
Arisjel - Drums / Backing vocals

Classic Rock Magazine Debuts New TRUCKER DIABLO Video has launched the premier of the video for "Drive," the newest single off of the upcoming album from Irish old-school rock brigade TRUCKER DIABLO.

Appropriately titled Songs of Iron, the band's sophomore album is due out on May 14th through Ripple Music (US) and Bad Reputation (France).

Check out the video for "Drive" at this location.

TRUCKER DIABLO's catchy and party-ready sound and diehard work ethic has earned them  praise from many of rock's heaviest hitters, including Ricky Warwick (BLACK STAR RIDERS), who called the band "hardworking, fantastic musicians and players, and a really great bunch of guys."

Pre-order Songs of Iron from the Ripple Music Webstore.

Trucker Diablo are a band that have gone from strength to strength, through hard work and dedication to their craft. The band was born in 2008 and quickly gained a name for themselves picking up endorsements along the way from their peers such as Ricky Warwick, Ginger Wildheart, Joe Elliot, Damon Johnson and Cormac Neeson. 2011 saw the band be hand picked by festival promoters to appear at Download Festival Irish leg of their UK tour. Leading right into 2012 the band has their single "Drink Beer, Destroy" feature on Kerrang TV, MTV Australia and Xbox game Rock Band 3.
Following on the boys took 2012 by the throat and played a massive 40 shows, which including some key highlights from playing Hammerfest with Anthrax, supporting Foo Fighters at Tennents Vital, supporting Terrorvision on their UK tour, rocking crowds on the main stage at Hard Rock Hell festival and topping Thin Lizzy" in Belfast. What does 2013 have in store for the Trucker boys? After the success of their debut album " The Devil Rhythm", the band will start 2013 with the release of the highly anticipated second album "Songs of Iron", which be released officially in May of 2013 by Ripple Music single "The Rebel" released on the 1st February.
There's a big open road in front of Trucker Diablo, jump on board, be a part of the convoy and catch the Big Truck on tour in the U.S and U.K in 2013.


LAY DOWN ROTTEN Signs With Apostasy Records
Apostasy Records is proud to welcome German death metallers LAY DOWN ROTTEN to their roster. The band has made the following statement regarding the signing:

"After it was quiet for quite a long time with LAY DOWN ROTTEN, we can finally spread some news again! First we want to announce that we have signed a new label deal with APOSTASY RECORDS! We are really looking forward to working together with Tomasz & Co. To finish a new album as soon as possible then, we are naturally working at full stretch on new songs now. It should also not be unmentioned that our drummer Timo has pulled off some new Endorsement-Deals. Thus he is now very well equipped by CUBE DRUMS, SAMSUN CYMBALS and ICE STIX! And finally, you can still visit us live, of course. A few new shows are already confirmed. Some other will certainly follow for this year!"

LAY DOWN ROTTEN is currently at work on the follow up to last year's Mask of Malice. The band's first album under the Apostasy Records banner is expected to see the light of day in late 2013. Stay tuned to for updates.


4/20 - Noise Gegen Armut 5 - Oberhausen, Germany @ Helvete Metal Club - INFO
4/27 - Splatterday Night Flavor - Passau, Germany @ Zeughaus - INFO
11/23 - Piece Of Loin Fest V - Reutlingen, Germany @ Zelle - INFO Premiers "Our Constellation" From
Forthcoming OCTOBER TIDE Release has premiered a new track off of Tunnel Of No Light, the forthcoming release from Swedish Melodic Gloomlords OCTOBER TIDE.
The song, entitled "Our Constellation," is streaming alongside previously released tracks, "Of Wounds to Come" and "Adoring Ashes" at  

Comprising of eight sorrowful, doom-laden tracks, Tunnel Of No Light sees the band going towards a somewhat more straightforward yet heavier direction but still very much keeping the traditional OCTOBER TIDE sound. The album is set for North American release on April 16th via Pulverised Records.   
Visit the Pulverised Records Bandcamp Page for more music from the Pulverised roster.  
OCTOBER TIDE has announced appearances at this year's Depressive Fest in Moscow and Germany's Protzen Open Air. Dates and details are listed below:

Depressive Fest - April 13th, 2013 @ Moscow Hall - Moscow, Russia w/ Fen, Ahab
& The Devils Blood - WEB

Protzen Open Air - June 21st - 23rd, 2013 - Protzen, Germany w/Cryptopsy, Master & more

"These are lush, beautiful chord progressions with an ethereal sadness about them but a churning power-pop resurgence that gives you a sense of enjoying the process of survival in a dystopic world of sadness." -

"They have come out with something that will influence young bands for years to come."

"They still have the force to prove that they are one "must have" for every Metalhead who loves the dark side of life." - Metal Temple

"Tunnel Of No Light shows the band progressing rapidly and their unfaltering musical style have now set themselves apart from all the peers." - Temple of Perdition


Alexander Högbom (Volturyon, Spasmodic) - Vocals
Fredrik Norrman (Uncanny, ex-Katatonia) - Guitars
Mattias Norrman (Dellamorte, ex-Katatonia, ex-Interment) - Bass
Emil Alstermark  - Guitars
Robin Bergh (Aoria, Palefeather) - Drums


DeathMetal.Org Streaming New REVEL IN FLESH Tune  

The good folks at DeathMetal.Org have taken a sledgehammer to the face of false metal by streaming a brand new track from the forthcoming album from REVEL IN FLESH. The song, entitled "Dominate the Rotten," comes off the band's forthcoming sophomore release, Manifested Darkness and is currently cracking skulls at this location.  

Harnessing the momentum created by the album that Teeth of the Divine's Erik Thomas called "the best of a recent impressive run of the style,"
Manifested Darkness ups the ante and goes for the jugular. The album is sure to be considered one of 2013's best classic Death Metal releases.

The CD and digital download will be unleashed on April 12th by FDA Rekotz and contains nine hammering new hymns of destruction plus one special bonus track exclusive to the CD version. The LP version will be out on April 26th and will include an additional bonus track. The artwork for Manifested Darkness

was created by the Spanish artist Juanjo Castellano. The album was mixed and mastered at Unisound Studio by Dan Swanö. 

Pre-orders are available at

REVEL IN FLESH was formed to pay tribute to the impure way of classical 90's European old school Death Metal! The line-up consists of former IMMORTAL RITES (R.I.P), DAWN OF DREAMS and APOPHIS members.

For more on REVEL IN FLESH visit: 

SEPTEKH (Sweden)

Dead Earth Politics win Austin Chronicle's SXSW Award for 

Best Metal Band of 2012

Austin soul crushers DEAD EARTH POLITICS recently accepted the award for the Austin Chronicle's Best Metal Band of 2012 at last weekend's SXSW Festival. Though gracious in their acceptance of the prestigious award, DEAD EARTH POLITICS were nonetheless proud at having beaten out nationally renowned heavy hitters like THE SWORD for the honor.  A video of the acceptance can be viewed at this locatio

DEAD EARTH POLITICS burst onto the scene with the release of 2006 EP Mark The Resistance, followed by the much heralded The Weight of Poseidon full-length album in 2010.  DEAD EARTH POLITICS' sound has drawn comparisons to LAMB OF GOD, PANTERA, and IRON MAIDEN. The video for "Artistic License" from The Weight of Poseidon is now playing HERE.   

The Weight of Poseidon is streaming at   

DEAD EARTH POLITICS are currently working on material for the sophomore full-length, which is tentatively scheduled for a late 2013 release.    
Please get in touch at for digital promos of The Weight of Poseidon, as well as interview requests.

Formed in 2007 THE MODERN AGE SLAVERY gained unanimous critical acclaim from the international press with their first demo, including "Demo on the Month" honors in Rock Hard Germany. Napalm Records took notice and offered the band a worldwide recording deal. Their debut album, Damned to Blindness, was released in November 2008 on Napalm Records and made THE MODERN AGE SLAVERY infamous in the underground scene by delivering a relentless debut that takes no prisoners. The band played a number of shows in support of Damned to Blindness during the first half of 2009 with the likes of Vomitory, Origin, Textures, Brutal Truth and Brujeria. In the fall of 2009 THE MODERN AGE SLAVERY joined Malevolent Creation and Vomitory for the Doomsday X European Tour before jumping on the Evisceration Plague Tour with Cannibal Corpse, Dying Fetus and Obscura.
In December of 2012 THE MODERN AGE SLAVERY signed a deal with PAVEMENT ENTERTAINMENT for the Spring 2013 release of Requiem For Us All. The album will be distributed in North America by MRI/RED.

Dark Descent Imprint Unspeakable Axe Records to Release
BIRTH A.D.'s I Blame You on April 8th

New and bloodthirsty label Unspeakable Axe Records has joined forces with crossover thrashers Birth A.D. to bring you the group's first full-length, I Blame You, scheduled for release on April 8th. Birth A.D. have been terrorizing their home state of Texas since 2008, dropped a tactical nuke of an EP (Stillbirth of a Nation) in 2009, and are now ready to leave the entire USA just a smoking crater with this highly anticipated debut. Full of punk attitude, thrash precision, and a whole lot of yelling, I Blame You is the rightful heir to great bands like D.R.I. and S.O.D., and gives exactly as much of a damn about what you think as those bands did. Birth A.D. is a well-oiled machine full of seasoned pros that have played live and in studio with many well-known bands .With famed thrash producer Alex Perialas behind the boards, they sound as assured as you'd expect given their formidable credentials.

I Blame You is the first release from Unspeakable Axe, a sub-label of the mighty Dark Descent Records, whose roster of death, doom and black metal has made it internationally known in just a few short years. Unspeakable Axe will complement their parent label with a more thrash-oriented approach that harkens back to the roots of extreme metal, and to the fluid transitions between the various sub-genres in their infant forms; before battle lines were drawn and rules were written and expected to be followed.

The band had this to say about the partnership: 

"Joining forces with Unspeakable Axe and Dark Descent proved to be the best choice for Birth A.D., as they are about the bands, the music, and doing things the old way (that is, the right way). We plan to cause even more problems with their support!"    

BIRTH A.D. live dates (we/ Evil Army):

Thursday, April 4 - O'Briens Pub, Allston, NY
Friday, April 5 - The Acheron, Brooklyn, NY
Saturday, April 6 - Kung Fu Necktie, Philadelphia, PA
Sunday, April 7 - The Sidebar, Baltimore, MD

Mission Statement
Equal Opportunity
Burn L.A.
Failed State
Bring Back the Draft
This Scene Sucks
Violent Retribution
No, Man
I Blame You
Short Bus Society
Wrong Again
Fill in the Blank
Kill Everybody
No Jobs (Don't Work)
Cause Problems
Parasites Die
Popular War
Blow Up the Embassy 

Contact to set up an interview with the band, talk about your coverage plans or just to say hello.

In the fearsome tradition of crossover thrash forged by acts like D.R.I., S.O.D., C.O.C, and a lot of other bands with three-letter acronyms comes BIRTH A.D! The band formed in 2008 and their first offering was the self-produced EP, "Stillbirth of a Nation". Their sound relives all the best moments of 80s hardcore and thrash with a up-to-date take on America and society circa today. It's angry, it's fast, it's catchy as hell, and it's guaranteed to cause total chaos wherever it goes! Fuck your party metal, we're here for war!

Dark Descent -
Gunshy Assassin Debuts New BOVINE Track has posted an exclusive world premier of "Thank Fuck I'm Not You," off the debut album from Birmingham-based sludge-soaked ghetto rockers BOVINE, entitled The Sun Never Sets On The British Empire.

The album will be out on April 12th via FDA Rekotz. Until then, make it a point to drop by this location as often as possible to get your face rocked off by "Thank Fuck I'm Not You."

A fire-branded mix of KYUSS, QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE, early SOUNDGARDEN and BARONESS, BOVINE's bottom-heavy and primal assault will surely leave many a listener convulsing on the floor. The UK band's tuneful and, at times, space-proggish, approach to songwriting will make the experience as enjoyable as it is bone-rattling.

Let the stampede begin.

"This is music with balls. Sure, there's no screaming, no gargled bellowing, and no talk of dismembered bodies being molested with garden tools. But it's music that rocks, and will grab you by the nuts and make you submit."- Gunshy Assassin 

"Each track needs to be experienced in both headphone and loud assed car blasting.    Run,    don't walk, when this release hits and experience Bovine!" [9/10] 
- This is not a Scene  

"Clutch on steroids" - Alex Baker (Kerrang!)


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THE MODERN AGE SLAVERY - Requiem For Us All Out Tomorrow;
New Noise Magazine Streaming Album In Full

Tomorrow (March 19th, 2013) Italian tech-death monsters THE MODERN AGE SLAVERY will unleash their bone-crushing sophomore album, Requiem For Us All via Pavement Entertainment.

The much-anticipated follow up to 2008's Damned to BlindnessRequiem For Us All sees THE MODERN AGE SLAVERY return as one death metal's most focused and intense acts. Guitarist Simone Bertozzi described the lyrical concept behind Requiem For Us All as "the blueprint for modern life and our declaration of war to a generation that stole our future." Sonically, the album is among the most relentless and brutal Italian exports in years.

To prepare the world for the intensity to come  with tomorrow's sunrise, New Noise Magazine is streaming Requiem For Us All in its entirety. Get your neck snapped at
this location.

Requiem For Us All is available for purchase at

 "There is some amazing death metal coming out of Italy these days and The Modern Age of Slavery are at the forefront of this relentless onslaught of great music." - Artemortifica

"This album is positively a prime example of good death metal." - New Transcendence

The Modern Age Slavery truly brings the brutality in catchy, air tight slabs of grinding, death/thrash that consistently impress throughout." - Wormwood Chronicles 
Get in touch at for press inquiries. 

SVART CROWN To Release Profane May 21st In North America

French death/black metal outfit SVART CROWN has set May 21st as the North American release date for their third full-length, Profane

SVART CROWN is a that band has been willing to break the genre boundaries enhancing lethal grooves in a sadistic manner that won't leave any listener in a safe and comfy world.
The main theme on Profane is full-introspection about humanity sickness and SVART CROWN deliver the soundtrack of a bleak world that has already ended to their eyes with this album. Album artwork was made by designer Stefan Thanneur (RUINS). Profane was recorded, mixed, mastered by Francis Caste (Kickback, Arkhon Infaustus, Phazm) at St Marthe studio in Paris. 

Manifestatio Symptoms
Genesis Architect
Intern . Virus . Human
In Utero: A Place Of Hatred And Threat
Until The Last Breath
The Therapy Of Flesh
Venomous Ritual
Ascetic Purification
Revelatio: Down Here Stillborn

Profane is the follow up the band's 2010 release, Witnessing the Fall. The album was met with a roaring response from fans and the media around the world. Since then, SVART CROWN shared stages with Shining, Enthroned, Melechesh , Ulcerate , Septic Flesh  and more across Europe and North America.

Watch SVARTCROWN's video for "Into a Demential Sea"  from Witnessing the Fall at:

JB LEBAIL: Vocals/Guitar
L.VEYSSIERE: Bass guitar


Reign of Vengeance to Release The Final Solution; The Final Rebellion March 19th

The Final Solution; The Final Rebellion from Arizona Death Metal Unit REIGN OF VENGEANCE will be released March 19th on Synister Empire Records and is crafted in the band's new-school, horror-oriented, death metal format.  The new EP features musicians of the already proven and established top tier and Brutal Elite.

Unlike Disemboweling Swine, REIGN OF VENGEANCE's previous release, The Final Solution; The Final Rebellion is a concept EP. Since the release of the last album, front man Marshall "fucking" Beck has plunged himself into the systems and studies of the "Illumed."  He has grown to know their aims, their religion, and the goals of its sects.  He has been enlightened, having accepted and having realized that the All Seeing Eye controls this realm.  He has come to understand that with its guidance and assistance the rewards for those that abide by its will are Many. With the age of Osiris and Isis ended, the New World Age (Order) of Horus shall bring forth a world of peace that shall last throughout the remaining Aeons of time.  The second form of Atlantis shall rise forth and bring with it ONLY the enlightened and illuminated individuals.
However, with every revolution there is always ascension. Therefore, in order for ITS quest for world peace to be completed there must first be a massive internment and conflagration/decontamination of the flesh from those that refuse ITS Faith. REIGN OF VENGEANCE's The Final Solution; The Final Rebellion focuses on the cause and unraveling of this conflict.  The EP's storyline moves from start to finish.  Each song offers up a different piece and perspective of the portrayed conflict as it is witnessed through the eyes of the common tiers, the Occult Elite/Fraternal Orders, and The Master.  ▲ But, do not worry common civilians; this EP is all just a work of fiction.... Sleep well.

A video preview of The Final Solution; The Final Rebellion has been posted at this location.

1. Fuck The Recession ; Kill Those That Caused It
2. Amassing Towards Truth
3. The Master's Summons
4. The Grande Hecatomb
5. The Final Rebellion
{6. The New Era (Aeon)}* Elitist Package Only 

"Elitist Packages" (pictured below) can be purchased by contacting the band and its members directly.  Only 13 will ever be issued in order to commemorate the original bloodlines. This package includes a 6th  song, "The New Era (Aeon)."  This  song offers down an entirely different conclusion to the publicly released version. 


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Member Bios:

Marshall "fucking" Beck:  Has 10 years of both professional and informal vocal training. He has shared the stage and recorded music with countless professional and world re-known Metal musicians.  He has also booked over 450 Metal shows to date for other Metal bands of all tiers throughout the United States.  Marshall prides himself in being an Elitist- an individual that strives for strength, education, intelligence, influence, and power through a collective of one's self and one's exoteric as well as esoteric allies.

Tim Gibson: A singer, songwriter, and guitarist from Wisconsin. Tim has written and toured with many major label acts in a wide variety of genres. He is currently allied with (sponsored by): DiMarzio, Maxon Pedals, Morley Pedals, Ebtech Audio, Dava Picks, Randall Amplifiers, and Laguna Guitars.  Tim is a frequent clinician, guitar instructor both online and in person, as well as an instructional guitar author who is always ready to add to his list of accomplishments.  Tim is also currently working on the soundtrack for a horror film that is scheduled for mass distribution that will be released in 2013.

Doug Williams: The original bassist for Cephalic Carnage and Origin.  He has played bass for over 30 years. He was instrumental in the writing process for the music of both bands and therefore is a Grindcore/Death Metal pioneer.  Doug's technique and style has been described countless times world- wide as a "Brutal, Pounding, Armored Assault". He has no mercy or empathy towards any other musicians or bands, this stems from the psychology of being a combat seen decorated Army Veteran.  With Doug's experience and knowledge for both music and combat REIGN OF VENGEANCE is made an even more BRUTAL force of power both on and off of the stage.

James Applegate: A prominent session drummer.  James is able to play a variety of music including jazz,  psychobilly, pop rock, and of the course the most important- extremely Crushing and  BRUTAL  Death fucking Metal (both old and New School).  James is currently enrolled at Berklee College of Music in Boston.  Although James Applegate is also a serious actor, having appeared in many theatrics, he publicly promises that there will be "no acting" when he delivers the merciless and beating brutality while sitting on the drum throne for REIGN OF VENGEANCE.

Allied Laborers:
Fiola Films 
Girls and Corpses Magazine 
Apocalyptic Auto-Repair and Restorations 
Brutal Disorder Logos
Darkwood Designs
Stellar Photography
Fangoria Magazine
Sickdrummer Magazine
Hipshot Wood Carvings

Forbidden Records Streaming New Releases From

Forbidden Records has posted full albums streams of the forthcoming albums from ATRANSYLVANIAN FUNERAL and GOATCRAFT on the label's page.

Two vastly different, yet equally stellar examples of underground black metal, A TRANSYLVANIAN FUNERAL's Gorgos Goetia and GOATCRAFT's

All for Naught are both streaming in full ahead of their March 20th release date.

Visit to check out both albums and more from the Forbidden Records catalog.  Digital versions of these releases will also be available from iTunes, Amazon, Google Play, Rhapsody, etc. and other online retailers worldwide.

Download the free FORBIDDEN RECORDS digital compilation here:   

A step in a new direction for A TRANSYLVANIAN FUNERALGorgos Goetia is a staggering 72 minutes of raw and unbridled black metal magick, with no drum machines, no keyboards and minimal production values to retain the creative and improvisational style of the album. Gone are the meticulously crafted layers of guitar harmonies, replaced with primitive barre chords and haunting arpeggios. Blasting robot drum machines are cast aside as Sleepwalker's abuse of live drum dynamics dominate the recordings. The attitude is unflinching, the music unforgiving and the energy undeniably present like never before onGorgos Goetia. Sleepwalker continues to work alone as A TRANSYLVANIAN FUNERAL, handling all the writing, recording and production of the album exclusively.
"It's filthy black shit and you'll love it." -

"Pure raw underground sounds from the darkest corner of hell." - Artemortifica

 GOATCRAFT forged the genre of necroclassical, or dark neoclassical soundtracks that create an atmosphere of ageless beauty and melancholy violence. With All for Naught,GOATCRAFT expands into lush soundscapes that explore the themes of dark and occult music without becoming repetitive. Comprised of equal parts dark ambient, horror movie soundtrack and death metal-inspired violent piano All For Naught is music for a new millennium. Elegant melodies rise from aggressive hammering piano, and then descend into moods of bleakness and conflict. If dark ambient could be aggressive, it would want to beGOATCRAFT

Stream All for Naught at

"Fascinating and somewhat addictive." - Ave Noctum

"By stripping dark ambient back down to its most primal element - the fingering of ivory and ebony - and doing so with high levels of skill, melancholy, and frustration, Goatcraft's All For Naught will inspire others to rely less on electronic effects and more on a deeper unearthing of arrangements that have stirred souls for hundreds - perhaps thousands - of years." - Worm Gear Zine

Original BLASPHERIAN Frontman Returns To The Fold;
Band Announces First Ever European Appearance

Houston, Texas-based old-school death/doom metal horde BLASPHERIAN have announced the return of original vocalist Daniel Desekrator to the line-up. Desekrator was with the band from 2004 until 2008 and can be heard on the Allegiance to the Will of Damnation EP as well as on the Black Death split with ADUMUS and the Behold: The Endless Glory of Baphomet split with EVIL INCARNATE.  

With Desekrator back in the fold, BLASPHERIAN is preparing to release a series of 7" and 12" split releases with the likes of IMPRECATION, GODLESS, CRUCIFER and IN LEAGUE WITH SATAN in the coming months.   

On August 29th of this year, BLASPHERIAN will invade Europe for the first time ever with an appearance at the Kill-town Death Fest in Copenhagen, Denmark. More European dates will be announced soon. For details on Kill-town Death Fest,  

For more info and updates, tune into    

In 2011, BLASPHERIAN released Infernal Warriors Of Death through Deathgasm Records.   

This slab of pure, crushing old school death metal has been widely praised for its heavy guitars, demonic vocals and ritualistic, pounding drumming that carries an atmosphere unmatched by the band's contemporaries. Infernal Warriors Of Death is available at the links below:


CD + T-SHIRT combo deal:


"Highly recommended for all the fans of the old school filth."  - Foul Feast of Flesh

"If there were some means by which you could round up all the death metal artists across the world, grasp them all in your fist and squeeze them down to their most primal, base instincts, then you'd open your fist upon Texans Blaspherian, who have wrought some of the purest shit imaginable. They stay straight on course, through curving, hellish crimson cumuli of pain and suffering." - From the Dust Returned   

"March of the Cadavers" Tour With


California death horde GRAVEHILL will hit the road with death/thrash legends DECEASED tomorrow (Saturday, March 9th) on the "March of the Cadavers 2013 Tour." 

GRAVEHILL vocalist Mike Abominator commented, "We look forward to killing out on the road with the mighty DECEASED. THE POWER OF THESE STINKY CADAVERS COMPELS YOU!"

DECEASED founder and frontman King Fowley added, "It's time to smash it to the fucking wall! DECEASED and GRAVEHILL on the march! UGLY LIVES!"

The "March of the Cadavers" tour kicks off tomorrow in Albuquerque, NM. Dates and the official tour flyer are posted below:

March of the Cadavers 2013 Tour Dates:

Saturday March 9th @ Hooligans - Albuquerque, NM
Sunday March 10th  @ Rocky Point Cantina - Phoenix, AZ
Monday March 11th @ Slidebar - Fullerton, CA
Tuesday March 12th @ Los Globos - Los Angeles, CA
Wednesday March 13th @ Elbo Room - San Francisco, CA
Thursday March 14th @ Burt's Tiki Lounge - Salt Lake City, UT
Friday March 15th @ Aqualung - Denver, CO
Saturday March 16th @ Cheyenne Saloon -  Las Vegas, NV.** (w/ AVENGER OF BLOOD & SPUN IN DARKNESS)


For the last few months, GRAVEHILL has been busy writing  the follow-up to 2011's When All Roads Lead to Hell. The forthcoming album, titled Death Curse, is nearing completion. About the album, Abominator states,WARDS! WE ARE GRAVEHILL! WE ARE DEATH FUCKING METAL! FUCK YOU!"

When All Roads Lead To Hell is available through Dark Descent Records Debuts New HAMMER FIGHT Video has debuted the video for "A Corpse is a Corpse (of Course of Course)" from New Jersey-based thrash n' roll heathens HAMMER FIGHT.

The video was shot by director Dave Carey and features scenes filmed at Jay& Silent Bob's Secret Stash in Red Bank, NJ. The song was taken from the soundtrack to the movie "The Living Corpse," a computer animated adaptation of the underground hit graphic novel by Ken Haeser and Buz Hasson. Check it out at

HAMMER FIGHT bassist/vocalist Drew Murphy stated, "This video was an absolute blast to make.  Buz Hasson and Ken Haeser from the Corpse comic are 100% responible for making this happen, so they deserve the most thanks.  Dave Carey, our director, totally took charge of everything and did a great job.  And we have to thank Walt and the guys at Jay and Silent Bob's Secret Stash for letting us take over their store.  They couldn't have been nicer about it."

Director Dave Carey added
"It was a real pleasure working with Hammer Fight and the guys from The Living Corpse."

A trailer for "The Living Corpse" has been posted at this location. For more on "The Living Corpse" visit and

HAMMER FIGHT recently completed their full-length debut entitled Chug of War. Selections from the album and the band's self-titled EP are streaming

On April 4th, HAMMER FIGHT will kick off their Spring 2013 Tour, which will take the band out their native New Jersey and across the Midwest for a string of dates before hooking up with California skate thrash legends PSYCHOSOMATIC for one of the most liver-damaging and ear-splitting packages of 2013. Dates are as follows:

4/04 - Seacaucus, NJ @ The Blue Room
4/05 - Albany NY @ Trick Shots
4/06 - Rochester NY @ Bugjar
4/07 - Akron OH @ Annabell's Lounge
4/08 - Chicago IL @ TBA
4/09 -  Topeka, KS @ The Boobie Trap
4/10 - Joplin, MO @ Cesspool Castle
4/11 - Oklahoma City OK @ The Chameleon Room


4/12 - San Antonio TX @ Bonds007
4/13 - Austin TX @ White Swan
4/14 - Dallas TX @ TBA
4/15 - Houston TX @ White Swan
4/16 - Baton Rogue LA @ TBA
4/17 - Atlanta GA @ TBA
4/18 - Raleigh NC @ Slim's
4/19 - Chesapeake VA @ Rodger's Sports Pub
4/20 - Richmond VA @ Strange Matter
4/21 - Frederick, MD @ Lallo's
4/22 - Baltimore MD @ The Sidebar Tavern
4/23 - Atlantic City NJ @ Bull Shots
4/24 - Providence RI @ Dusk
4/25 - Allston MA @ Obrien's Pub
4/26 - Philadelphia PA @ JR's Bar
4/27 - New York, NY @ TBA


"Chances are, they'll steal your drink and fuck your girl..."  -

"This four piece of tattooed Jersey shore hooligans play a real aggro punk metal influenced highly by MOTORHEAD." - Scumfeast Metal 666

"Only pussies don't like this band." - Some Really Smart Dude 

Spawned from a New Jersey scene saturated with death metal and hardcore, HAMMER FIGHT brings a sound that many kids these days may have missed; Hard Rockin' Metal. Versatile enough to share the stage with the most extreme death metal acts to classic hard rock bands and everything in between. HAMMER FIGHT is here to kick some ass!  Keep your eyes and ears open, they'll be in your town soon.

Drew Murphy - Bass, Vocals
Ryan Blackman - Guitar
Todd Stern - Guitar
Justin Spaeth - Drums    

SKINEATER Release Video For "Dismantling"

Swedish death metal supergroup SKINEATER, who just released their debut Dermal Harvest last month on Pulversied Records, have premiered a video for the song "Dismantled."

Produced by Uppsala-based digital production company Oddville, the video has been posted by the band at this location.  

De-skinned to perfection, Dermal Harvest showcases some of the most resilient veterans in the Swedish Extreme scene, with past and present members from Wombbath, In Thy Dreams, Dark Funeral, Carnal Forge, Defleshed, etc. The end result is an unstoppable skin-butcher unit literally flaying everything in its path! Never has Death Metal extremity been so well brewed with melodic darkness in a long time.

Recorded at various locations, mixed and mastered at Sweden's Studio Underground (Carnal Forge, Steel Attack, Fleshcrawl, Necrodeath, etc), and with the striking album artwork designed and conceptualised by Mathias Björkbacka, "Dermal Harvest" is without doubt a world-class audioviolence with sick torturous intent.

"'Dermal Harvest' is damn near perfect the whole way through and should be a purchase for any old or young fan of melodic death metal. In 2013, bang your head in Swedish style like it's the year 2000 all over again." -"'Dermal Harvest' is an astounding release; it will render you unconsciousness with its speeding and massive trill picking action, amazing lead guitar work both on the licks and soloing, awesome low toned snarls and growls, suitable production in a good quality."

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Skineater was created in last quarter of 2008 when Håkan decided to leave his position as bass player in GrandExit (ex-Vicious) to focus on his main instrument guitar again which he played in bands like In Thy Dreams & Wombbath. Real soon a first tune was born and he asked Jeramie Kling , drummer in The Absence, Infernaeon & Ninety Minute reflex was interested in joining the project. So he did! Summer of 2009 they recorded two tunes at Jonas Kjellgren's place, "Dismantling" and "He Was Murdered." Jeramie also did the vocals on those tunes. The coming autumn a couple of labels were contacted and at least one label showed interest but the time just kept going and going and........... However, to make a long story short, things were moving real slow.

In February 2011 Stefan Westerberg drummer in Carnal Forge and In Thy Dreams among others joined Skineater to manage the bass which he also played in Steel Attack. With Stefan on board new energy was brought to the "band." He and Håkan immediately went back on the chase on labels to get a decent deal. Didn't take too long till Pulverised Records showed their interest and the deal was a fact.

With that the "band" went through some changes. To be a fully functional band eager to get out and play and hopefully tour as well Jeramie was replaced. It was a tough and hard 
decision. New guys in action are drummer, Matte Modin (ex-Dark Funeral, Defleshed, Sportlov, Raised Fist) and Jörgen Ström on vocals from The Mary Major.

Stefan Westerberg-Bass
Matte Modin-Drums
Håkan Stuvemark-Guitars
Kari Kainulainen-Lead guitar
Jörgen Ström -Vocals  

Pulverised Records To Release ZOMBIEFICATION's
At the Caves of Eternal May 14th In North America

Mexican corpse-walkers ZOMBIEFICATION have announced the release of their second full-length album, At the Caves of Eternal. Pulverised Records will unleash this beast upon the North American masses on May 14th.  

The album was recorded at Revolution Studios with Jesús Bravo handling engineering duties and then sent to Necromorbus Studios in Sweden (Watain, Demonical, Desultory, etc) for mixing and mastering under the helm of Tore Stjerna.

A one-minute teaser preview of At the Caves of Eternal has been posted online at  
this location. To get a better idea of what this putrid masterpiece has in store, album track 'Slaves Whisper Your Name' is now streaming at the Pulverised Records Bandcamp page

1) At The Caves Of Eternal
2) Disembodied Souls
3) Soul Collector
4) In The Mist
5) Passage Of Darkness
6) In The Gallery Of Laments
7) The Crypt
8) In The Shadowed Garden
9) Slaves Whisper Your Name
"...prepare for a delectable feast of old school Death Metal that not only remains both catchy yet punishingly heavy throughout but also incorporates slower more methodical and sinister moments, darker and colder segments that border on Black Metal influence and the constant presence of a band who totally dominate their sound and style."
[10/10] - Destructive Music 

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After 3 decades of sickness, the 2 piece maggot eating death machine known as ZOMBIEFICATION is ready to crawl out of the grave with disgust. Soon they will take over the graveyard and unite the dead for the unholy ceremony. Few have been the encounters so far, but the new age of putrid Death Metal will stench the world. Welcome to the gates, to the gates of the Underworld. Only stench is real!

Mr. Hitchcock - Vocals
Mr. Jacko - Bass

Live musicians:
Mr. Kim - Guitars
Mr. Brain - Guitars
Mr. Hammer - Drums

The Blessed Sleep from Milwaukee Progressive Death Metallers ARA
Out Now and Streaming

In a time when current death metal acts can be broken down into two common styles, which both share a need for innovation and identity, Milwaukee prog/tech Death Metal Unit ARA presents The Blessed Sleep to give the genre the shot of artistic savagery it needs. Rather than littering their compositions with flurries of notes that champion an alienating complexity over songwriting craft and still not falling victim to the tongue-in-cheek homage riffing that makes up the old school revival, ARA delivers five songs that bear no compromise to the current sounds that pass for extreme and instead carves an identity for itself where few debut releases dare to tread.
Comprised of members of progressive instrumental band Concentric and sludge band Northless, ARA weaves layers of melody into its songs without sacrificing the brutality of each one, and balances tunefulness and discordance with ease. Dynamically versatile and still youthfully rabid, ARA successfully merges a technical approach with catchy arrangements to present a record that both initially devastates the listener and still lingers in the head long after it's over, a technique lost among many who attempt the style currently. In a mere 21 minutes, ARA makes clear they are hungry to approach the mantle of death metal's elite, and with The Blessed Sleep, the band is well on its way.

Stream The Blessed Sleep in its entirety at

Check out video footage of ARA in action at this location.

    Entitled Ascension
    Demise of Reason
    The Blessed Sleep
    Despair Personified
    Abyssal Banishment

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ARA is a 4 piece progressive/technical death metal band, featuring members of the bands Northless and Concentric. ARA began in early 2012 as a culmination of the desires of one Jerry Hauppa and Erik Stenglein to play in a death metal project that borrowed from their influences, without being mere carbon copies. Both Jerry and Erik have/had played in multiple Milwaukee area bands throughout the last 12 years, enjoying performing and creating various styles of music, but they had never realized their goal of creating stark, dissonant, yet strangely melodic brutality until deciding to try and play some death metal riffs together one day in their practice space. This jam led to full songs and of course, the inception of ARA. Soon after, Jerry recruited longtime musical collaborator James Becker (Concentric, ex-Forever Is Forgotten) and Adam Bujny (ex-Gaspar Minga) on bass and vocals, respectively, and they filled out the sound in a way that led to the formation of material found on The Blessed Sleep, which the band released to the masses in early 2013.

EARTHEN GRAVE Signs Exclusive Worldwide Deal With Ripple Music

Chicago's EARTHEN GRAVE is thrilled to announce their recent signing to Heavy Rock Leader, Ripple Music for worldwide release of their debut album, Earthen Grave.

The album will be available on CD and double vinyl on July 9th via Ripple Music.
Formed in 2008, EARTHEN GRAVE is a five-piece Chicago metal band that marries the sounds of metal past and future with a sweaty, pummeling live show. EARTHEN GRAVE boasts an undeniable collective metal and musical pedigree. Each member is an accomplished musician and a veteran of the metal scene, including Ron Holzner who was a member of the seminal and seismic doom pioneers TROUBLE - a band widely regarded as one of the most important unsung American metal bands of all time. In addition, EARTHEN GRAVE has that "extra something special" with occasional guest 6th member live and boasting a Full collaboration on the new release with Rachel Barton Pine. Rachel, a world-renowned classical violinist brings her frightening classical chops to a relatively new instrument, the Viper.
Originally released in 2012, EARTHEN GRAVE's self-titled debut features 10 tracks of blistering Doom and Metal that left the critics grasping for superlatives. Terrorizer Magazine hailed "...Earthen Grave sounds old school without being retro, managing to go through every element on which lesser bands usually fail with exquisite grace and solemn subtlety..."

Now to be reissued through Ripple Music, the new edition of the album, produced by Ron Holzner, has been completely remastered with four bonus tracks including the new song, "Death is Another Word...." with new drummer Chris Wozniak (LAIR OF THE MINOTAUR) and the epic live Stargazer (Rainbow) with string section and virtuoso violinist Rachel Barton Pine.
And now the album will finally see a vinyl release!  Double gatefold vinyl to be precise, featuring the 10 song remastered debut with the new song "Death is Another Word...." plus three bonus live tracks. One of the live tracks, "Death March Intro - End of my Daze," features TROUBLE guitarist Bruce Franklin. That's a whole new side of vinyl featuring the epic live Stargazer (Rainbow), plus three more live, never-before-released tracks.
EARTHEN GRAVE is dedicated to exploring new possibilities for the genre. As guitarist Jason Muxlow says, "It's not about being the heaviest band or the slowest - it's about having good songs. " second guitarist Tony Spillman and I played doom metal before it was even called that," Ron continues. "And for Jason, the music we pioneered was his influence. We're bringing the strands of the music together - and with the addition of Rachel using the violin as a core component of a metal band, and featuring multi-talented vocalist Mark Weiner we're taking the genre on a new journey."
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EARTHEN GRAVE has announced the following live dates.

Thursday March 28th Chicago Ridge, Illinois w/ Red Lamb (Dan Spitz X-Anthrax)

Saturday June 22nd Days of The Doomed Fest III Cudahy, Wisconsin

Saturday October 12th Denver Doom Fest III Denver, Colorado w/ The Skull + Evoken

Praise for Earthen Grave

"...Earthen Grave sounds old school without being retro, managing to go through every element on which lesser bands usually fail with exquisite grace and solemn subtlety..."
- Terrorizer

"...the integrity and honesty of the musical endeavour shines through, making this a thought-provoking, melancholic metal creation with some real magic..." - Zero Tolerance

"...a modern doom metal classic that will live beyond a mere best-of-the-year bestowing. 4.5/5" - Metal Underground

"...a unique and refreshing take on the doom metal genre. 8/10" - Doommantia

"...they take the Black Sabbath/Pentagram/Witchfinder General formula to another level by adding in Pine's lovely violin work, which gives these crushing songs an almost Kansas-ish feel to them in spots. 4/5" - Sea of Tranquility

" of the year's best doom newcomers." - Blistering

" of the most unique doom sounds I have heard in a long time. 9/10"- This Is Not A Scene

Mighty High and Ripple Music Join Forces to Auction Rare Test Pressing for Charity
Cosmic Lava proclaims that the latest Mighty High slice of primal rock mayhem is "angry, funny and a powerful jolt of rebellious energy." Downtuned Mag boasts that Legalize Tre Bags is "an addictive, vulgar, raw, filthy son of a bitch. A thirty-minute bad-ass, pure garage-punk 'n' roll fun ride." And Ringmaster spits out "Legalize Tre Bags is a raucous feast of punk, weed, and middle finger attitude -- most of all it's a deeply satisfying slab of rock n roll."

Now, continuing Ripple Music's tradition of auctioning off it's rare test pressings for charity, Mighty High and Ripple have joined forces to auction the only original test pressings of Mighty High's block-buster new album, Legalize Tre Bags, with all proceeds going to benefit Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center for Cancer Research.

With cancer being a deeply personal issue for both the band and label, they couldn't be happier to support this cause.

Now, this isn't just any old test pressing auction. What's being auctioned is the incredible rare locked-groove version of the album, with a repeating belch at the end of side one that was deleted from the official release. This is the ONLY version that includes the original version of the album. Due to time and financial constraints, this idea had to be abandoned.

But that's not all! Included with the test pressing is the original cover art and a signed poster featuring the mind-bending art of Braino. (

You can find this rarest test pressing auction happening now on eBay.

And don't forget the special Mighty High package, still available at the Ripple Music Store! This specially designed set was created to help fans get up to speed with the Mighty High story. The package includes every Mighty High release to date: Legalize Tre Bags black vinyl, the "Drops A Deuce" 7" vinyl, The Mighty High/Stone Axe split 7", the Heavy Ripples double 7" set featuring the Mighty High tune "Hempaphobic", and the bands first album, In Drug City, on CD. All of these are blessed with that wild, Crumb-inspired Braino artwork that Mighty High has become famous for. That's every Mighty High release on vinyl,  and the incredibly rare debut CD, all for one low price! Get the Mighty High Deluxe Set at THIS LOCATION.

So, if snotty rebellion played gloriously loud, with a big nod towards the 70's legends of Motorhead, Grand Funk, and AC/DC is your thing, Mighty High may have just released your album of the year! And, this is your chance to own the rarest Mighty High album of all time, the locked-groove test pressing, while helping out a worthy cause!

The Mighty High Test Press Auction is going on HERE.


CD Edition OF CENOTAPH's The Gloomy Reflections of Our Hidden SorrowsAvailable for Pre-order Through Chaos Records

The Gloomy Reflections of  Out Hidden Sorrow, the debut from Mexican death metal masters CENOTAPH, is now being reissued on CD format through Chaos Records.

Pre-orders are now being taken at The disc will start shipping on March 11th.

This Chaos Records version features an eight page booklet with artwork and lyrics for all tracks, along with original artwork by the Polish artist Ryszard Wojtynski, new layout and the Tenebrous Apparitions 7" and The Eternal Disgrace 7". A total of 13 tracks fully remastered!  Originally recorded in May of 1992 by Hans Mues at Estudios Tequila in Mexico City, this reissue has been fully remastered by Roberto Granados at Seismic Sound Studios.Vinyl editions are also available through Chaos Records.

"This is a classic death metal masterpiece that deserves to be heard by more people. It's great that this crusher is getting out there and having another chance to plague humanity again with its repulsive sound! HAIL THE MIGHTY CENOTAPH!" 
- Mike Abominator {GRAVEHILL/

"Buried and never forgotten, the debut album of Mexico´s CENOTAPH, is finally bring into glory for the new generations to succumb into the asphyxiating aura of darkness and death that the deepest emotions within mankind hinders...lurking in these deathblast of graven images, lies some of the deadliest death metal composition ever created in the land that celebrates the dead...the evoked doom is here..." - Julian Nuñez  (Horrible Fanzine)
"Without a doubt, a lot a great Death Metal albums and demos came out from Mexico in the late 80's-early 90's. But when talking about groundbreaking releases. In my personal opinion, they were a few: TOXODETH "Phantasms" demo '88, HARDWARE "Cyber Death" demo 1990, and CENOTAPH "The Gloomy Reflections of Our Hidden Sorrows" 1992" Tony Juarez  (Reborn From Ashes 'zine)

Heaven & Hell Records To Release ESP's Future is Now

Heaven and Hell Records will be issuing Future is Now from Connecticut power metal band ESP in early 2013.  

This will be the first time that the album has ever official been released on CD. The release will include the full The Future is Now album and bonus unreleased demo tracks of non-album songs all re-mastered from the best possible sources available by Jamie King at The Basement Studios in Winston Salem, N.C.

ESP formed in New Haven, Connecticut in 1985 and issued their first five song demo in 1986. The demo landed them a deal with Metal Blade records that lead to their inclusion on the compilation Metal Massacre Vol. 8 with the track "Take 'em Alive". The following year Dream Records release the bands one and only full-length The Future is Now. They would gain momentum throughout the Northeast playing shows with such bands as Fates Warning, Obsession, Liege Lord, and Wrathchild America. The band continued to demo material but eventually split apart.

The Future is Now again and it is time to bring this album back out for the metal hungry masses. Look for it to be released in March. Check out the album trailer HERE.

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"Les catacombes de l'abomination (pt.1)" 

French primal Death Metal horde SAVAGE ANNIHILATION have just released their brand-new debut music video for the track "Les catacombes de l'abomination (pt.1)" taken from their ten-years-in-the-making debut full-length "Cannibalisme, hérésie et autres sauvageries" released through Kaotoxin records on October 1st 2012. The music video can be seen HERE,
while the album is available for full streaming at

Additionally, after their tour with Spain's Avgrunn, various festival appearances in 2012, opening for Pyrexia and Beheaded in Paris on March 2013, Savage Annihilation will embark on the "Black Market Cannibalism" mini-tour with France's Disgraseed in April. Here are the dates: 
- Apr.25 - FR - Nevers - Impasse
- Apr.26 - FR - Rennes - Mondo Bizarro
- Apr.27 - FR - Paris - Café de Paris
- Apr.28 - FR - Reims - Ecluse

"...definitely a excellent and worthy debut release" - Heavy Metal Tribune
For bio information and band updates visit this location or check out


NADER SADEK Live CD/DVD Living Flesh Now Streaming In Full  

Living Flesh, the live audio/visual experience masterminded by famed artist and visual effects director, NADER SADEK, is now streaming in full. 
Self-released last week to an outstanding reaction from fans across the globe, Living Fleshcan now be seen and heard online in its entirety. To stream the audio portion of Living Flesh, visit The DVD is now playing, for a limited time only, at this location.  
Recorded at Santos Party House in Manhattan during the band's first live performance of the 2011 release, In The FleshLiving Flesh  is available as a signed CD/DVD, CD/Blu-ray (limited to 20 copies), LP/Blu-ray combo, limited edition LP (500 copies), LP with digital video download and as a digital download. Next month will see NADER SADEK issue a unique piece relating to the release. Details coming soon. Visit to order.
Capturing the inimitable stage presence of a unique collaboration of death metal and black metal giants, Living Flesh offers the heavy, haunting soundtrack of a society ever more soaked in the reanimated, decomposed bio-matter we know as petroleum.  The November 20, 2011 show featured the original line-up of musicians from the In the Flesh record, as well as two new performers. The original line-up consisted of Flo Mounier (CRYPTOPSY); Rune Eriksen (AURA NOIR, AVA INFERI, ex-MAYHEM); Novy (ex-BEHEMOTH and ex-VADER); and Steve Tucker (ex-MORBID ANGEL in his first and last live appearance for this project. Those greats are joined by Sean Frey as guest live guitarist and Carmen Simoes on backing vocals.
Living Flesh also brings you photos of that evening, demonstrating why NADER SADEKhas been a favorite set-designer for the likes of SUNN O))) and MAYHEM. Nodding to the petroleum theme, the Egyptian artist brought the drums to the front of the stage as a metaphorical engine driving the music, while the disembodied voices of the singers emerge from the rear of the stage, behind the guitars and bass. Sadek himself takes the stage to baptize small, gut-like objects in a black tar-like liquid and throw them into the crowd.

The songs themselves differ from the original studio album arrangements. Not only are they played at a much higher speed, but have been extended to allow the audience to sink into and absorb the relentless riffs. Carmen Simoes' operatic voice enhances the melodies and darkens the atmosphere. The live show also features one track that does not appear on the studio album: Flo Mounier's extraordinary drum solo that shifts from brutal mechanical noise to rhythmic musical patterns, paralleling the overlap of man and machine charted by Sadek's petroleum-based project. Living Flesh will also be released in a single, unique vinyl edition. Consisting of a very special packaging and extra content, this piece is limited to one exclusive copy worldwide. Details to be announced.

"While the darkness and extremity of this record is very in your face, the subtleties like the use of female vocals and ambience only highlight the heavy parts making them that more devastating. Living Flesh is a compelling document of how great individuals can produce an even grander beast." - Ghost Cult Mag

Get in touch at for interview requests and coverage plans.
 Live line-up
Rune Eriksen - rhythm guitar (Aura Noir, ex-Mayhem)
Flo Mounier - drums (Cryptopsy)
Novy Nowak - bass (ex-Vader/Behemoth)
Sean Frey - lead guitar
Steve Tucker - main vocals (ex-Morbid Angel)
Carmen Simoes - female vocals (Ava Inferi)
Nader Sadek - vocals and samples
COLDSTEEL Announces Pre-Order Contest and Record Release Party

NYC underground thrashers COLDSTEEL are holding a raffle where two lucky fan can win an autographed 12" vinyl or picture disc test pressing of their forthcoming EP America Idle. To enter, simply visit and pre-order a copy of America Idle and your name will be automatically entered in the drawing. The raffle ends on February 19th with the winners being announced on the 21st at

On Saturday February 23rd, COLDSTEEL will be hosting the America Idle release party at Duff's Brooklyn (168 Marcy Ave, Brooklyn, NY). The first 100 people through the door will receive a free t-shirt, CD or poster. The entire band will be at the venue and mingling with the crowd. The release party is being sponsored by

For details visit or

America Idle will be released on February 20th through Stormspell Records. The EP will be available as a digital download through iTunes,, CD Baby and other online music retailers. The CD version and 12" Vinyl LP (Limited to 1,000 units) will be available through Stormspell Records,, and CD Baby. A 12" Vinyl Picture Disc (Limited to 200 units) will also be available exclusively through Conceptually, America Idle expresses current societal anxiety and proclaims an anthem to rouse the unbreakable spirit of America. The EP's title track is now available as a digital single through Amazon, CD Baby and iTunes.   
On April 9th COLDSTEEL will hit the stage for the first time in two decades as direct support for UDO at Revolution & Bar Music Hall in Amityville, NY. Advance tickets can be purchased at
"Grab this release whether you are an American fearing for your country's future or whether you are an old fan waiting years for a sign or plainly you wish to listen to something made by veteran hands." - Metal Temple

"Five tracks that are filled to the brim with meaty guitar tones, solos, grooves and just sheer power." - With Guitars

Get in touch at to inform us of your coverage plans, radio spins, and/or to schedule an interview.

Metal Messiah Radio recently interviewed vocalist Troy Norr (also of KING DIAMOND tribute band THEM) and premiered America Idle in its entirety. Check out the podcast here.
Norr also spoke to AOL Noisecreep's Carlos Ramirez last year about the long awaited return of COLDSTEEL. Read the interview at this location.

For a full band bio, visit

ANGER AS ART's Hubris Inc. Out Now; Album Streaming In Full

Hubris Inc., the newest slab of rage from Cali-based thrashers ANGER AS ART, is out now on Old School Metal Records.

Called a "full-frontal, thrashtastic aural assault" by Bravewords' Kelley Simms, Hubris Inc. is one of the most aggressive and intense albums in ANGER AS ART's career. Experience it for yourself with's full album stream, running now at this location.

Hubris Inc. features guest appearances from Betsey Bitch, Jim Durkin (Dark Angel), Timothy Gaines (Stryper), Steve Nelson (Evil Dead) and Mark Caro (Abattoir).

Order Hubris Inc. at
 In other news, ANGER AS ART has confirmed a return appearance at the Dokkem Open Air Festival and will be appearing alongside Testament, Iced Earth, Cryptopsy and many more. The fest runs June 21-22 in Dokkum, Freisland, NL. The band is in the process of booking additional dates in Germany, France Holland and Belgium. For details on Dokkem Open Air visit

"Hubris Inc. is largely an enjoyable release, and proves that Anger as Art
still has it in them to write some of the most energetic and catchy thrash material."
- Heavy Metal Tribune

"This is the fourth album by this four piece thrash metal band from Los Angeles, CA and you get fourteen songs that will blow your hair back. This brings back the memories of when there were a ton of great thrash albums out, and could slide in with those albums from back in the 80s with no problem." - Hails & Horns"If you are looking for thrash/speed metal, Anger As Art is the band you want to be listening to."
- Artemortifica

Gun Shy Assassin Premiers New ENSHADOWED Track has posted an exclusive world premier of the song "Surrealistic Shade of Color Black" from Magic Chaos Psychedelia, the long-awaited new album from Greek black metal dissenters ENSHADOWED.    
The first full-length release from the band in nearly a decade, Magic Chaos Psychedelia is an intense offering of experimental, modern black metal that pays unholy homage to the genre's masters. Listen to "Surrealistic Shade of Color Black" at this location.   

Magic Chaos Psychedelia will be unleashed upon North America on February 19, 2013 via Pulverized Records (January 28th in Europe).  

Meticulously recorded, mixed and mastered at Devasoundz Studio by Septicflesh skinsman Fotis Bernado and ENSHADOWED, together with the album cover artwork weaved by Greek artist Rea Pediaditaki, including additional hand-made paintings by Miguel Angel Castro Salinas. The amalgamation of Magic and Chaos are now together as One, even more foreboding than ever imagined. Ceremoniously apocalyptic encompassing its aura, Magic Chaos Psychedelia is an abyss of religious anti-establishment with total hateful and nihilistic intent.  

"If Dracula fronted a band, I imagine it'd sound like this. 
Which is to say, it's fucking rad. " 

"Magic Chaos Psychedelia is a very good example of modern black metal with blurred boundaries among the other genres." -  
Contact for press inquiries.

ENSHADOWED first appeared in the year 1998. Until today, they released two full-length albums and many split releases. They have performed a lot of live shows with bands like Mayhem, Dodheimsgard, Impaled Nazarene, Dark Funeral, Belphegor, Arkhon Infaustus and many underground bands.

ENSHADOWED completed recordings of their upcoming Black Metal opus at Devasoundz Studios. Fotis Bernando of Septicflesh was behind the sound arrangements. The album will include 9 tracks (43 minutes) of extreme experimental Black Metal with a true unique sound which displays the personal sound of ENSHADOWED. It will be baptized under the name of spiritual chaotic energies Magic Chaos Psychedelia.

EYE OF SOLITUDE And Kaotoxin Records Release Digital EP For Charity

UK-based emotive doom/death metal band EYE OF SOLITUDE and their label Kaotoxin Records have just released The Deceit, a digital EP which is being sold to help raise funds for a Romanian organization for the blind.
A two-song version of The Deceit, which includes a remastered version of "Painstained" from the band's now out-of-print debut The Ghost and a title track featuring guest vocals from Arno Strobl [ex-CARNIVAL IN COAL, 6:33, WE ALL DIE (LAUGHING)!] and Déhà [IMBER LUMINUS, MERDA MUNDI, WE ALL DIE (LAUGHING)!], is available through all major digital music retailers.
Orders being placed through Kaotoxin Records will receive a three-song version of the EP that comes with an instrumental cover of SHAPE OF DESPAIR's "Night's Dew." This bonus track is available exclusively at

A trailer for The Deceit has been posted at this location.

"The Deceit is well worth the money. It's a powerful and emotionally potent offering of melodic doom/death metal that's going to get a lot of plays from me. The fact that the money goes to help a worthy cause is  a bonus." - No Clean Singing

The Deceit Overview

After their successful and critically-acclaimed 2012 second full-length Sui Caedere and while working on the next album, Eye Of Solitude started working on a very special project, a benefit digital EP, aimed to help the Romanian center for the blind and sight-impaired, an obvious choice given Daniel Neagoe, Eye Of Solitude's main man is hailing from there and Nico, label manager, is suffering from a vision loss disease called retinitis pigmentosa, but the band didn't want it to be just a bunch of tracks, they wanted it to be very special, a reward and gift for the fans willing to help the cause they chose to help, something showing they really care about it and about their loyal following, thus they got in touch with Arno Strobl, the ex-half of renewed Carnival In Coal, now a solo artist singing for 6:33, We All Die (Laughing)! and more and Déhà, the dark soul behind projects among which the likes of Imber Luminis, Merda Mundi, We All Die (Laughing)! And more to create a very special song, The Deceit, featuring three vocalists, Arno Strobl adding his talented clean and sad vocal touch while Déhà adding the Depressive Black Metal one, alongside Daniel's cadaverous, dehumanized and despaired growling for a stunningly dark and hopeless result, adding yet an other level of darkness to the utterly oppressive Eye

Of Solitude trademark atmosphere.

A second, instrumental, song, a cover version of Shape Of Despair's "Night's Dew" was also recorded during these sessions, it's gonna be featured on the label exclusive version of the EP and will be offered for free download too while a remastered version of "Painstained", a song from the band's 2011's now sold out debut full-length, The Ghost, completes both versions of the EP.

Daniel Neagoe - Vocals
Indee Rehal-Sagoo - Guitars
Mark Antoniades - Guitars
Pedro Caballero Clemente - Keys
Chris Davies- Bass
Adriano Ferraro- Drums


SONIC REIGN's Monument in Black Out Now
Monument in Black, the new album from German Black Metal stalwarts SONIC REIGN is now available worldwide through Apostasy Records.

To mark the day on which this primal plague of darkness was unleashed upon the Earth, Apostasy Records has posted the song "Soul Flagellation" at this location.

SONIC REIGN's newest offering follows up 2006's Raw Dark Pure (reissued in 2007 by Metal Blade) with driving muscular grooves and feral force again reminiscent of SATYRICON. The album comes highly praised by some very renowned names in the global metal community, including MELECHESH vocalist/guitarist Ashmedi who called the album "Intense, dark, [and] powerful." KATATONIA's Anders "Blakkhem" Nyström added that Monument in Black is "Raw and to the bone with a metal morbid consistent groove."

Visit to order.

"Monument In Black is a really good release that may not be your typical Black Metal album, but will surely satisfy the fans of the genre. It is a well-executed album with many tempo and style changes all wrapped in a dirty sounding production." - 
"If this ends up being the best black metal release of 2013 it would be deserving." 
- Wicked Channel

SONIC REIGN is currently available for interviews. Get in touch at for inquiries.


Benjamin Borucki (Vocals / Guitars)

Sebastian Schneider (Drums)

Nader Sadek "MAYHEM" Art Exhibit Opens Today In Philadelphia  

Famed artist and visual effects director and driving force behind the all-star death metal project that bears his name, NADER SADEK is being featured as part of a group exhibition at the Institute of Contemporary Art in Philadelphia. The exhibit, which runs from February 6th until July 28th, 2013, will feature masks worn by Attila Cshiar during his performances with Sunn O))) and Mayhem. The masks where designed and fabricated  by Nader Sadek in his NYC studio in 2007. Mayhem then commissioned Sadek to make their stage set for their US shows in 2009, for which he sculpted a flesh and bone style version of  the band's original logo. The work is being exhibited among other works, including works by Genesis P-orridge of Throbbing Gristle among others.

For details on the exhibit, visit

On February 27th, NADER SADEK will self-release the live CD/DVD Living Flesh, which captured the first ever live performance of the 2011 release In The Flesh. Details on the release can be found below or by visiting recently premiered the song "Petrophilia" from Living Flesh. The track is currently streaming at this location. 

Capturing the inimitable stage presence of a unique collaboration of death metal and black metal giants,
Living Flesh offers the heavy, haunting soundtrack of a society ever more soaked in the reanimated, decomposed bio-matter we know as petroleum.  The November 20, 2011 show featured the original line-up of musicians from the In the Flesh record, as well as two new performers. The original line-up consisted of Flo Mounier (CRYPTOPSY); Rune Eriksen (AURA NOIR, AVA INFERI, ex-MAYHEM); Novy (ex-BEHEMOTH and ex-VADER); and Steve Tucker (ex-MORBID ANGEL in his first and last live appearance for this project. Those greats are joined by Sean Frey as guest live guitarist and Carmen Simoes on backing vocals.

Living Flesh also brings you photos of that evening, demonstrating why NADER SADEK has been a favorite set-designer for the likes of SUNN O))) and MAYHEM. Nodding to the petroleum theme, the Egyptian artist brought the drums to the front of the stage as a metaphorical engine driving the music, while the disembodied voices of the singers emerge from the rear of the stage, behind the guitars and bass. Sadek himself takes the stage to baptize small, gut-like objects in a black tar-like liquid and throw them into the crowd.

The songs themselves differ from the original studio album arrangements. Not only are they played at a much higher speed, but have been extended to allow the audience to sink into and absorb the relentless riffs. Carmen Simoes' operatic voice enhances the melodies and darkens the atmosphere. The live show also features one track that does not appear on the studio album: Flo Mounier's extraordinary drum solo that shifts from brutal mechanical noise to rhythmic musical patterns, paralleling the overlap of man and machine charted by Sadek's petroleum-based project. Living Flesh will also be released in a single, unique vinyl edition. Consisting of a very special packaging and extra content, this piece is limited to one exclusive copy worldwide. Details to be announced.

1. Re:awakening (live)
2. Nigredo in Necromance (live)
3. Sulffer (live)
4. Mechanic Idolatry (live)
5. Soulless (live)
6. Rusted Skin / Drum solo ( live)
7. Of this Flesh (live)
8. Re: exhaust (live)
9. Petrophilia (live)

Get in touch at for interview requests and coverage plans.

 Live line-up

Rune Eriksen - rhythm guitar (Aura Noir, ex-Mayhem)

Flo Mounier - drums (Cryptopsy)

Novy Nowak - bass (ex-Vader/Behemoth)

Sean Frey - lead guitar

Steve Tucker - main vocals (ex-Morbid Angel)

Carmen Simoes - female vocals (Ava Inferi)

Nader Sadek - vocals and samples

ABACINATE Returns With A Vengeance

Jersey death metal devils ABACINATE have burst back onto the scene after a year-long hiatus following the tragic death of singer Jason "Plunger" Sica. After securing the services of new vocalist Ruben Ratliff, of Jersey death/slam band NJDOTS, Abacinate closed out 2012 with a string of shows in New Jersey and Boston with the likes of Dehumanized, Dying Fetus, Dysentery, Malignancy, Without Remorse, and Cognitive.

With the band firing on all cylinders again and new material for the follow-up to 2011's Genesis in the works, ABACINATE is pleased to announce their addition to the 2013 Philthadelphia Infest on March 16th and 17th. The fest will take place at Gunners Run - 1001 North 2nd Street, Philidelpdia, PA.  Appearing alongside ABACINATE will be MASTER, DEVOURMENT, CANNIBIS CORPSE, BRUTAL TRUTH, PHOBIA and many more. For details, visit the PHILTHADELPHIA INFEST Event Page. ABACINATE is scheduled to perform on Sunday, March 17th.

Stay tuned for ABACINATE updates and news, as 2013 promises to be a huge year for the band.

 Faced with the same adversity and mediocrity that serve as antagonists in every metal kid's personalized tale of scrounging for success in an over-saturated scene, Abacinate is one band you won't catch high-fiving one another at the bottom rung of the ladder. From the band's formation in early 2005, Abacinate has always strived to be more than just a big fish in their small, central Jersey pond.

While the last six years have been filled with an abundance of broken bodies, shattered bottles and moments of heinous debauchery, they have also seen Abacinate evolve from just another garage band to an impact player on today's underground scene. Refusing to stand still or spin their wheels, Abacinate's growth process can be easily traced from their early demos and split releases to the release of their full-length debut, Ruination; an album that states "packs a lot of punch and keeps things interesting."

It seems that the critics weren't the only ones to take a liking to Abacinate's seamless blend of brutality, melodic death, thrash and unadulterated heaviness, as they've shares stages with acts raging from the legendary Testament and Napalm Death to new-school warriors such as Job For A Cowboy, Suicide Silence and Necrophagist (just to name a few). The summer of 2010 saw Abacinate strike out on a DIY tour with fellow Jersey-natives Fit For An Autopsy, which earned both bands new fans across the country and served as one more notch in the proverbial bedpost. Before hitting the road, Abacinate entered The Machine Shop with producer Will Putney to record their anticipated second full-length, Genesis. A sonic slab of concrete and razor wire, Genesis offers as much chaotic brutality as it does schooled and focused songwriting. In short, this album offers the metal community a much needed kick to the cubes.

In September of 2010, Abacinate suffered the tragic loss of frontman Jason "Plunger" Sica. Once again, the band's stop-at-nothing attitude prevailed and Genesis, and everything the band accomplishes after, will not only serve as a tribute to the singer's life and memory, but as a testament to the strength and determination he shared with his bandmates. This is Abacinate. This is fucking metal.

Dan Higgins - Guitar

Mat Babulski - Bass

Todd Stern - Guitar

Justin Spaeth - Drums

Ruben Ratliff - Vocals

NECROCURSE Grip of the Dead - Release Dates Announced; Video Teaser Available

The release dates for Grip Of The Dead, the upcoming debut album from Swedish morbid Death Metal rebels NECROCURSE, have been set as March 11th for Europe and 1March 19th for North America.

A six-minute video teaser featuring snippets from the album has been posted at this location.  

Grip of the Dead contains eleven tracks of uncompromising and haunting Death Metal in the true spirit of the ancient dark Heavy Metal attitude. The vinyl version will include re-recorded version of the track "Souls Of A Thousand Funerals," from the Shape of Death MCD, as an additional bonus track. The vinyl version for Grip of the Dead will be a joint collaboration between Blood Harvest Records and To The Death Records.

1) Preludium Of Devastation
2) Necrocurse
3) Rotten In The Dark
4) The Devil Cobra
5) Ripping Darkness (The Destroyer)
6) Death Metal Rebels
7) Morbid Maniacs
8) Speed To The Grave
9) Grip Of The Dead
10) Coffin Breakers
11) Infernal Rebellion


Hellbutcher - Vocals
Rotting Vomitor - Electric Guitar
Mörda - Electric Guitar
Basstard - Bassphemy
Terror - Drums

Kaotoxin Records Reissues ANTROPOFAGO Debut

After the release of their, free, Between Fear and Madness digital EP in November 2012 and before unleashing their brand new, second, full-length, Kaotoxin Records is proud to give worldwide release to ANTROPOFAGO's 2011 self-released  full-length debut, Beyond Phobia (19/20 - MetalSickness, 15/20 - VS-Webzine).

Playing a dark kind of technical Death Metal, that VS-Webzine likened to "a mix of Gorod and Deeds Of Flesh," ANTROPOFAGO self-released their debut in 2011, before getting signed to Kaotoxin late last year. Beyond Phobia is 12 tracks of intricate, psychotic, sometimes melodic, sometimes blasting, Death Metal with a focus on a sharp guitar work (Antropofago counts in their ranks Hugo Mermet, luthier for Gorod, Insain and more...) and catchy song-writing with a lyrical fetish for everything twistedness, psychosis, phobias and the likes.

Like all Kaotoxin releases, the album is available for free full streaming at
Release dates:
- Label mailorder: Jan.29th
- France: Feb.04th (through Season Of Mist)
- UK & Eire: Mar.05th (through Code7)
- Digital, US & Canada: Apr.09th (through MVD)

The Between Fear and Madness digital single, featuring the previously unreleased "Cannibal Way of Life" and pre-production version of "Paranoid Visions (Part 2)" from the band's forthcoming sophomore release, is now available for free at A bonus version that includes a re-worked version of "Bloodred Honeymoon" - which originally appeared on one of the band's early demos - is available on iTunes, Amazon, eMusic, Spotify, etc. and all major digital platforms. Details on ANTROPOFAGO's next album, scheduled for release later this year, are coming soon.


Melmoth: vocals

Gordon Huillery: guitars

Hugo Mermet: guitars

Alaric Déléris: bass

Vincent Labelle: drums

The Soda Shop Debuts Video For MOTHERSHIP's "City Nights" has delivered an exclusive world premier of the video for "City Nights" from Dallas, TX heavy rockers Mothership.  

Directed by Alan Fillencia for Scything Touch Productions, the video comes from the band's self-titled debut album, which is due out on February 12th on Ripple Music. Check it out at this location  

70's-tinged U.S. hard rock with a sound that satisfies like a steaming hot stew of UFO and Iron Maiden, blended with the southern swagger of Molly Hatchet and ZZ Top, Mothership's goal from the beginning has been to carry on the tradition of the classic rock style; updated and amped up for the modern day. Originally self-released in 2012, Mothership and Ripple Music have joined forces to re-release this stunning debut record on CD (includes lyrics) and LP (packages to include an 11" x 17" poster and download cards). 

Late last week, Ripple Music held a special online pre-sale for limited edition copies of of Mothership on purple splattered vinyl with signed poster. All 100 copies of the album were sold-out in less than two hours. If you weren't one of the fortunate few, it would be wise to visit on or around the release date to secure yourself a copy of what is destined to be one of 2013's greatest rock records.  

Mothership will be playing two Dallas-area CD release shows next month and is currently putting together a West Coast tour. Confirmed dates are as follows:

February 8th @ Curtain Club - Dallas, TX

February 9th @ Lola's Saloon - Ft. Worth, TX

March 8th @ Club Red/ Red Owl - Tempe, AZ

March 29th @ Johnny B's - Medford, OR 

"Such a killer find, man. Can't wait to see them live!"  

- Dom Lawson (Metal Hammer / Classic Rock)

"Been listening to Mothership all day now and if feels like UFO and Orange Goblin got drunk with St. Vitus, smoked some weed with Blue Cheer and spewed out the tuffest blues-drenched, no frills love child I've heard all month. Some ridiculously badass guitars. And heavy above all else!" -- Sword of Doom

"Try to resist a band that plays blues-laden metal with heavy guitar riffs that is also hoping for intergalactic travel. Mothership is a three piece from Dallas that alternates between an almost AC/DC-like sound on a track like 'City Nights' and a broader, heavier and more epic sound on tracks like 'Cosmic Rain,' 'Angel of Death' and the opener, 'Hallucination.'   

-- Vue  

Mothership Bio

Rock n' Roll history is rife with brothers working together to create their artistic vision. But rarely do we hear about a full-fledged family unit embarking down the treacherous path of a musical career. In the case of Texas based Mothership, the Brother Juett (Kyle on bass, younger brother Kelley on guitar) enlisted the aid of their father, John Juett, to help get the 'ship off the ground. Raised on a healthy dose of their father's 70's-era record collection, the brothers began crafting songs fueled on the raucous and raw good time vibe when music seemed to know no bounds. Lifting off the pad for the first time in 2010, the band began to gain momentum and notoriety with their unabashed live shows. Knowing that the service of the family patriarch was temporary, Father Juett actively helped his boys find his replacement, and in late 2011, enter the mighty Judge Smith to hammer away on the skins. In early 2012, Mothership entered Crystal Clear Studios with Wo Fat mastermind Kent Stump manning the boards and by mid-year, the band self-released their debut album. It was the combination of the 70's-era heavy rock fuzz and fury mixed with the blistering guitar solos of the NWOBHM-era that drew the bands attention to California-based Heavy Rock label, Ripple Music. In the waning months of 2012, after a successful year of traveling regionally throughout Texas and opening for national acts such as Prong, Red Fang, Gypsyhawk, Earthen Grave, and Lo-Pan, Mothership officially dubbed Ripple Music as its Home Port and began plotting a course for their first U.S. Tour in early 2013.

Kells Juett- Guitars/Vox
 Kyle Juett- Bass/Vox
Judge Smith- Drums