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GRAVEHILL Vocalist Mike Abominator To Take Over The Airwaves with Hellheim Radio





Mike Abominator, vocalist of California death horde GRAVEHILL, will take over the airwaves with Hellheim  Radio on the Razor Radio Network tomorrow; Saturday 4/20.

Join Mike tomorrow at 4 pm PDT as he blasts through some of death metal's most revered classics and rarities. Hellheim Radio is sponsored by Metal Maniacs and features two hours of total death! To listen, tune into www.rdsn.net/kxrz.

The April installment of Hellheim Radio airs on Saturday, April 20th, 2013. For more details and updates, visit the show's Facebook Event Page.


GRAVEHILL is currently working on the follow up to their 2011 release, When All Roads Lead to Hell. More details regarding the album are expected soon. When All Roads Lead to Hell is available through Dark Descent Records.   

www.darkdescentrecords.com
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INCANTATION Comments on Live Dates


 
After a successful string of US dates, death metal legends INCANTATION are set to take their newest masterpiece, Vanquish in Vengeance, to Europe for appearances in Paris, Switzerland and at the Neurotic Death Fest in Holland. Before heading across the pond, INCANTATION will make a stop in Miami, FL for a night of decimation with Hibernus Mortis, Ulcer and Masticator. The band issued the following statement regarding their recent live activities,

"While the 'old world' awaits us in the near future, here stateside was a furious and ruthless number of shows. Ohio, Texas and New York mark the first live performances for our new Vanquish in Vengeance album.

The staff of the Shrunken Head in Columbus made things go smoothly while the sick as fuck bands we had the pleasure of jamming with made it all the more awesome. Many hails to Soulless and The Council Beneath the Sea for their help and absolutely shredding. And of course everyone who attended the slaughter that night! Next was Houston to headline the Masters of Death fest. Been many years since the bands' return. The energy was unreal when the stage was pummeled by the likes of our brothers in Master, HOD, La Sanche, and Nodens. Thanks and greetings to all our old friends and the help they provided that made the show a true honor to be part of. Lastly was a return to NY at the St. Vitus club in Brooklyn. Few words can capture what it means to see a metal bar such as theirs overflowing with metal heathens. Fuckin' sick! So, why not a sold out show with the likes of such bands as Evoken, Derketa, and Funerus. If it weren't for their support a lot would not have been possible. Brutal crowd, great staff and pure death metal!

With only a few weeks away we can no longer hold back our anticipation. Our crusade of blackened death for the Vanquish in Vengeance album will now poison the shores of Europe once again. A few battles planed in France, Switzerland with our brothers in Supreme Lord!  Then back to Tilburg, Holland for the Neurotic Deathfest! With so many hails in waiting to all of whom we'll reunite, and the greetings in infernal brotherhood to those whom we shall meet.   
The abyss beckons us to battle! This time it's to the south, to Miami. We're really anxious to bring our 'Vengeance' to an area we've not returned to in many years. Hails to Hibernus Mortis, Ulcer and Masticator who will share in our assault. Rally to the blasphemy of unholy old school death metal, we look forward to seeing you heathens there. You've been warned!"
 
INCANTATION Live:
April 27th 2013 Miami, FL, @ Churchill's Pub
2.05.2013 Paris, France @ Le Gibus 
3.05.2013 Winterthur, Switzerland @ Gaswerk 
5.05.2013 Tilburg, Netherlands @ Neurotic Deathfest
Vanquish in Vengeance was released last year on Listenable Records and features over 50 minutes of the band's trademark dark and unholy death metal. Recorded at the infamous Mars Recording Compound with Engineer Bill Korecky and mixed and mastered by the legendary Dan Swano at Unisound studios, Vanquish in Vengeance deals with the numerous counts of genocide in the name of religion our society has witnessed over a millennia. Check out the video for album track "Invoked Infinity" at this location.  

A CD/LP/ T-SHIRT/SPECIAL LTD BOX is available here : http://shop.listenable.net/category.php?id_category=129.
This release and more band merch can be found at INCANTATION's newly relaunched webstore - www.incantation.com


"Death metal excellence." - Ghost Cult
"After two decades' worth of albums and a positively legendary number of lineup changes, [INCANTATION] are still as vital as ever." - Metal Sucks

"Vanquish in Vengeance sounds like it could have come out in 1991 and calls bullshit on the legions of poseurs who disguise a paucity of ideas under a blizzard of fret-wankery and offal. This is death metal for the ages, and the masters have once again returned to view their unholy kingdom." -  This Is Not A Scene
  


Chuck Sherwood - Bass 
Alex Bouks - Guitar 
Kyle Severn - Drums 
John McEntee - Guitar, Vocals

Mutilanova (France) Nera Lux 2013 Review






Origin : France

Release date : 5th January 2013

BIO :

Mutilanova is a / band formed in Grenoble, Rhône-Alpes, France in 2002. The current lineup consists of M.Svärhandis (keyboard), C.Avskrius - (lead guitar), S. Mørkhød - (drums), Dypentord - (bass) and Karnesis - (vocals). Past/former members were Bjellothorn - (bass, Yldumigus (guitars), Voldr - (guitars) and Sylvain - (rhythm guitar).
 
It's the first time I listen to this band and have no knowledge of their debut album.
At first listen it's obvious that these guys have put alot of effort into the term 'symphonic' black metal as they don't hold back on the use of various synths,maybe a bit too much at times for my taste.
 
The album is very well produced & played and again very melodic.
I have nothing against the use of synths and effects used in black metal but as said this is a bit 'over the top' for my personal taste,but their fans and people into Old Mans Child,Dimmu Borgir,Kovenant etc,etc will probably love this.
 
It's not a bad album ,I just think it lacks originality & personality as this has been done so many times and for me becomes very predictable and boring in the long run.
 
When the synth seems to be the lead instrument more or less on the entire album except for the typical Nighwish solo's one should certainly not call it black metal...
It sounds like the musicians are rushing through the entire album as a 'routine' and thus lacks soul and identity,not that I expect something mindblowing everytime I put on a new album,but this seriously becomes boring before I'm even done listening to it ,and right now I just sit and hope for the album to be finish so I can go on with my life.
 
Not Recommended!

Martyrd Tour with Yngwie Malsteem Starts 26.April



Martyrd Tour with Yngwie Malsteem Starts Tomorrow

Starting tomorrow, April 26th, Brooklyn Metal Merchants MARTYRD will hit the road in  support of guitar god YNGWIE MALMSTEEN for select North American tour dates.  The band will also perform with SINGLE BULLET THEORY on May 11th in Queens, NY and June 29th at Voltage Lounge in Philadelphia, PA.  

MARTYRD released the critically acclaimed The Mortal Coil in 2012. Guitar World's Josh Hart praised the album, comparing the band's sound to acts as varied as KREATOR, and SYMPHONY X, while also affirming comparisons to the likes of MEGADETH, PAIN OF SALVATION, and SYSTEM OF A DOWN.

MARTYRD TOUR DATES

04.26 - Phoenix Theatre* - Toronto, ON
04.27 - Webster Theatre* - Hartford, CT
04.28 - Carnegie Music Hall* - Munhall, PA
04.30 - Irving Plaza* - New York, NY
05.04 - House of Blues* - Chicago, IL
05.11 - Blackthorn 51** - Queens, NY
05.16 - Granada Theatre* - Dallas, TX
05.17 - Backstage Live* - San Antonio, TX
05.18 - Houston Guitar Fest* - Houston, TX
05.24 - Plaza Theatre* - Orlando, FL
05.25 - Grand Central* - Miami, FL
06.07 - Cherry Street - Wallingford, CT 
06.08 - RG's - Haverhill, MA
06.15 - Elm Bar - New Haven, CT
06.22 - The Gin Mill - Northampton, PA
06.29 - Voltage Lounge** - Philadelphia, PA

  
*with Yngwie Malmsteen
**with Single Bullet Theory



 


"If you like a steady diet of crunchy riffs, and pounding drums punching out hook laden metal delivered with technical prowess, then Martyrd's new effort 'The Mortal Coil' will light you up." - Fingers, WBAB Radio DJ, Fingers Metal Shop

 "With the amount of new and young blood Thrash Metal bands being signed to major labels (Mantic Ritual, Black Tide, Warbringer), can success be far behind for the New York based Martyrd? Let's hope not." -Ken Pierce, Piercing Metal

"Martyrd has created a heavy metal album that wears its influences proudly (Exodus, Iron Maiden, Judas Priest and Megadeth)." -BLABBERMOUTH.NET

 "...you need to check out Martyrd. If you love that old school metal sound, you will love these guys!" -The Aquarian
 

2012 saw Martyrd continue their pattern of growth and dominance in the metal markets. Highlights included the summer release of their sophomore album, The Mortal Coil; reaching 14th nationally on the CMJ Loud Rock Charts; their successful Fall of the Faithful fall-winter tour; and strong performance of the single "Pain of Reason" in a wildfire 8-week national radio campaign. In 2013, the band continues to pursue increased brand awareness through strong working partnerships with publicists, developers, consultants, and marketing firms. Martyrd will continue to tour in support of The Mortal Coil through quarters 2 and 3 of 2013, before heading into the studio to record their third album in the fourth quarter. Martyrd achieved rapid growth of their fanbase and market share in 2012, and will continue to grow in 2013 with a full schedule of tour dates, festival appearances, showcases, and nonstop events.



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LANTERN's Below Due Out June 25th on Dark Descent Records

LANTERN's Below Due Out June 25th on Dark Descent Records


Finnish black/death metal entity LANTERN will release their recently completed debut full-length, Below, on Dark Descent Records this summer. The album will be in stores on June 25th and available for pre-order on CD, black vinyl and red vinyl via the Dark Descent Records Webstore now

After letting the dust of their acknowledged 2011 EP settle, LANTERN have returned to deliver a new, far more epic slab of dark and atmospheric death metal performed in the ancient vein. LANTERN's debut album Below is a relentless plunge into the unfathomable darkness these compositions are born of, presented in the band's unique style of carefully crafted yet filthy and morbid metal. Compiling seven strongly distinct macabre tales and covering thirty-eight minutes, Below is a definitive statement of a band in top form and demonstrates that death is not dead.

Artwork for Below comes courtesy of Alexander Brown (VORUM, MITOCHONDRIAN, et. al.). Album track "Entrenching Presences" is now streaming at this location

Visit www.darkdescentrecords.com for pre-order info.
 

 

Rites of Descent
Revenant
Entrenching Presences
Manifesting Shambolic Aura
Demons in My Room
Below
From the Ruins 


"LANTERN is music for the all of sick minds of the world to rejoice to the beat of the death march." - Cvlt Nation   
 
"Lantern truly have chiseled out a sound all their own." - Worm Gear 'Zine  



BURIAL VAULT Release Lyric Video for "Catharsis"



The official lyric video for the song "Catharsis" from the German Melodic Death Metal band BURIAL VAULT  can be seen below. The track comes off the band's second full-length album Incendium, which will be released on May 24 via Apostasy Records.

The album is designed as a closed concept which is heavily inspired by parts of the classic dystopian novel "Fahrenheit 451" by Ray Bradbury. Here, the quintet uses both the music as well as the texts as a medium to tell the transformation of a man in a near future from a blind follower to a critical opponent in four action-packed chapters.

Recorded at the Soundlodge Studio with producer Joerg Uken (Dew-Scented, Nightfall, God Dethroned a.o.) the listeners get melodic Death Metal with appropriate technical and progressive influences and also subtle Black Metal-esque and acoustic moments.

Check out the lyric video for "Catharsis" at this location.

BURIAL VAULT -
BURIAL VAULT - "Catharsis" (Lyric Video)

Incendium is set for a May 24th release on Apostasy Records. Visit www.apostasyrecords.com for more information.




Chapter I:
01. The Stench Of Burning Thoughts
02. A Blind Follower And A Watchful Hound

Chapter II:
03. Soil & Green
04. Peculiar
05. The Nightly Horror
06. Prelude To Peripety
07. Fatal Accident

Chapter III:
08. Struggling Doubt
09. Moment Of Truth
10. Awareness

Chapter IV:
11. Surveillance Web
12. Catharsis
13. Black Into White


Burial Vault was founded in 2006. The musical direction can be described as Melodic Death Metal spiced with Black Metal, Thrash Metal and some progressive influences.The band refers to many different atmospheres and topics within their music. Abysses of humanity and history are the lyrical background of their tunes which have a great balance between brutal, melodic and atmospheric parts.

Burial Vault has made appearances at "Legacyfest 2009" and "Metalfest Germany 2010" and has shared stages with the likes of Drone, Jack Slater, Lay Down Rotten, Cripper, Torture Squad and Sinister (o.a.).
After two EPs: - There Is No Resort and Come To Grief - Burial Vault released their full-length debut, Ekpyrosis (Periodic Destruction), on Apostasy Records in 2012. A year later the band returns with Incendium.




Ape Machine's Mangled by the Machine set for May 14th Release on Ripple Music

 
Ripple Music has set May 14th as the date on which APE MACHINE's Mangled by the Machine will be made available to the masses (one day earlier in the UK).  

A conceptual album that mixes animal aggression and technical precision, APE MACHINE's Mangled by the Machine carries an organic depth and warmth rarely heard since the time of rock's glorious early years, and infused with an exceptional modern sensibility. When the pissed-off, protest-minded lyrics lock in with the band's stone-cold groove, APE MACHINE demonstrates an earth-shaking ability to rock. A true four-piece, the group has been called real heavy-psych for the iPhone generation that delivers true guts and glory rock and roll. Mangled by the Machine will be available as CD, digital, and vinyl releases. For Fans of: Quicksand, Led Zeppelin, The Sword, Black Sabbath, Soundgarden, Jethro Tull, and The Rival Sons.

Mangled by the Machine can be pre-ordered at this location.



1. Gun You Down
2. Everybody Bleeds
3. Tyrant's Arm
4. Angry Man
5. Mangled By The Machine
6. Ruling With Intent
7. They Want You To Bleed, They Want You To Bleed Out
8. Grind Of Defeat
9. Strange Are The People
10. Pay Attention

"I never thought I'd find a stoner-rock group that will appeal to fans of The Sword and Whitesnake, but here it is. No seeds or stems, either." -Tucson Weekly

"Blending equal parts rock 'n' roll, blues, stoner rock and psychedelia, Ape Machine is a band whose heart is steeped in the rich musical history of the late '60s and '70s. That doesn't mean they're some kind of hippie dippy throwback band. Ape Machine delivers their material with heavy metal muscle..."- Noisecreep.com

A true four-piece, Portland, Oregon's APE MACHINE has been called "a rock and roll band with a finger on the pulse of the 70's and their asses firmly in the present" and "real heavy-psych for the iPhone generation" that delivers "true guts and glory rock and roll." Combining psychedelic, classic and progressive rock with arena-worthy metal, bluesy stoner-rock and catchy riffs in odd signatures, APE MACHINE's music carries an organic depth and warmth rarely heard since the time of rock's glorious early years (or your Dad's bad ass record collection) infused with an exceptional modern sensibility. Having finished up a short Southwestern and West Coast U.S. jaunt with Austrian retro-rock sensation, Been Obscene, APE MACHINE is preparing to take their laser precision, yet frenzied live show to Europe in late May (including dates with the much vaunted Orange Goblin) in support of their brand new album, Mangled By The Machine.

Mangled By The Machine is scheduled for world-wide release on May 14th, 2013 through Ripple Music. The album was recorded and mixed by Tony Lash at Supernatural Sound in Oregon City, Oregon, and in typical, unique APE MACHINE fashion, the album was recorded as one long continuous track in one take. Broken into ten individual chapters, Mangled By The Machine is an angry conceptual piece of music that takes a cue from the masters of the 70's progressive masters, yet reflects the immediacy of the chaotic world all around us.


QUEST OF AIDANCE Reveal Misanthropic Propaganda Details, Post Video for 'Anyx'

QUEST OF AIDANCE Reveal Misanthropic Propaganda Details;
Post Video for 'Anyx'



Swedish Deathgrind behemoths QUEST OF AIDANCE, featuring members of SCAR SYMMETRY, UNMOORED, TORCHBEARER and INCAPACITY, have announced the title of their debut full-length album as Misanthropic Propaganda. Belching out fourteen tracks of exceptional grinding, where both lyrics and artwork are based on the classic 80's sci-fi TV-series "V"; the group's first full-length effort is a major evolution prior to their previous two EPs.

The album cover artwork for Misanthropic Propaganda features the anomalous yet breathtaking trademark of Pär Olofsson (Immolation, Malevolent Creation, Coldworker, etc).

The band recently completed work on the music video for album track 'Anyx.' The video is now playing at this location.

Misanthropic Propaganda will be out this year on Pulverised Records.



1. A New Storm Rising (Instrumental)
2. Seething Voids
3. Deadly Viral Strain
4. To No Avail
5. Section 34
6. Anyx
7. Dimout
8. Sothis Allegro (Instrumental)
9. Red Dust
10. Spawnlayer
11. Sirian Breed
12. Like Shadowing Suns
13. The 5th Column
14. Doom Reactor

QUEST OF AIDANCE is:

Daniel "Daaz" Valström - Vocals
Christian Älvestam - Guitars, Vocals
Christian Lundgren - Bass
Oscar Nilsson - Drums (session)
Johan Randén - Lead Guitar (session)




Terrorizer Magazine Streaming SATAN's Life Sentence In Full

Terrorizer Magazine Streaming SATAN's Life Sentence In Full
NWOBHM legends SATAN and Listenable Records have allied themselves with Terrorizer Magazine for a full stream of the band's long-awaited new album Life Sentence

The album will be out in North America on May 21st through Listenable Records, but you lucky bastards can check it out in its entirety at this location.

This Sunday - April 28th - SATAN guitarist Steve Ramsey will be the special guest on Heavy Metal Mayhem. Tune in to the podcast this Sunday at 6:00 EST sharp to hear Steve and HMM host Mike "The Big Cheese" chat LIVE about Life Sentence and SATAN's storied history. Listen the Heavy Metal Mayhem at:
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/heavy-metal-mayhem/2013/04/28/heavy-metal-mayhem
 
Life Sentence, SATAN's first full-length since 1987's Suspended Sentence, will mark the 30th anniversary of the band's highly-acclaimed 1983 debut Court In The Act. The album feature the same line-up that appeared on that now-classic piece of metal history.

The cover art for the album (pictured below) was drawn by famed artist Eliran Kantor (SODOM, TESTAMENT, HATEBREED - www.elirankantor.com) and depicts a similar graphic concept as Court In The Act. Mixed by Dario Mollo at Damage Inc. Studio in Italy and tracked late last year at First Avenue in Newcastle, Life Sentence is a very strong uptempo heavy metal album that will undoubtedly become a metal classic.

Pre-orders are available at http://shop.listenable.net/category.php?id_category=137


"The 80s NWOBHM legends return with an absolute beast of a comeback"
- Metal Hammer
"With the original lineup all in place, Satan's high-flying, expertly-phrased melody lines and riffing have returned as if reappearing, modified DeLorean-style, from the past."
- Worm Gear Zine

SATAN are a heavy metal band originating from Newcastle, England in 1980, known as part of the NWOBHM movement. Though generally obscure throughout their career, the band is considered influential for playing a form of proto-thrash metal that was fairly advanced by the standards of the early 1980s. SATAN remained inactive until re-assembling for a one-off gig at Germany's Wacken Open Air in 2004, and finally reunited in their original Court In The Act line-up for 2011's Keep It True festival. The band performed at several European festivals in 2011 and 2012 and have announced more festival shows and new album for 2013, to mark the 30th anniversary of their debut release.
 
 


 SATAN Line-up:
Brian Ross - vocals
Steve Ramsey - Guitar
Russ Tippins - Guitar
Graeme English - Bass
Sean Taylor - Drums



   
 

Bloodaxe (Can) - For Those Who Hunt The Wounded Down

Nothern Force Records
Released 16.01.2013

Even though this is labeled as raw viking metal I have to say that they impress me with some original aspects on this release, and for me it sounds they have taken some inspiration from early Bathory at least at times when they do the chaotic riffs which  reminds me of 'The Return…' era.
So,prepare yourself for a cold & dark journey into the realm of Bloodaxe...

This is obviously more BM sounding than most viking bands today!
That being said this is far from a Bathory clone,actually I would say they got their own original thing going on here it's hard to describe but the closest I get is chaotic sounding riffs combined with good melodies.
 

'For Those Who Hunt The Wounded Down' is based a lot upon guitars and guitar riffs (of course) ,but this is done in another way than many other bands do and the first impression might be noisy if you're only familiar with 'modern' well produced and polished albums,but I'd advice you to give this a try
I'm pretty sure they have done it that way on purpose,and it works very well to be honest.
 

The vocals is raw & harsh combined with spoken vocals in between
The sound is more necro than on 'Raping The Ancient' which is the only album Iv'e heard by Bloodaxe except this one,but at the same time listenable,at times the vocals and guitars is too sharp,but luckily I only notice it a few times during the album.
 

Overall a good & original album as they manage to create nicely structured chaos alongside good melodies without loosing it totally!
If your familiar with this band you'll probably like this one and if you're completely new to the band it wouldn't be a bad idea to check out what this band is up to!

Tracks to mention : Tears Of The Elder,Seidr (Black Witch)

Bloodaxe is : Nordavinden - Guitars,Vokills,Bass
                           Tanner - Dead Skins

News & updates april,may 2013




Ripple Music to Release Songs of Iron from Northern Ireland's TRUCKER DIABLO on May 14th; "Drive" Single Just Released

Songs of Iron from Northern Ireland melodic rockers TRUCKER DIABLO will be released May 14th through Ripple Music.  

Heavy melodies firmly planted on a foundation of steamroller rock n' roll aggression is the fuel behind the latest offering from Northern Ireland export, TRUCKER DIABLO. Songs of Iron picks up where the breakthrough hit album, The Devil Rhythm left off, blasting listeners with the sonic fury of modern heavy rock mixed with a road worn southern swagger. After releasing two viral videos ("Drink Beer, Destroy," and "Voodoo") taking the stage at Hard Rock Hell, Download, and opening for The Foo Fighters amongst others, TRUCKER DIABLO surged to new heights of popularity in 2012. Now 2013 finds the band upon their international acclaim by cranking out another set of pile-driving melodic rockers. Songs of Iron, ups the ante on heaviness, crunching guitars and sing-along chorus, and is sure to please TRUCKER fans the world over, new and old.

Album cut "Drive" was recently released as the second single. The song is a melodic rocker with licks and hooks that draw you in and will have you singing along in no time. Firm live favorite "Drive" is the perfect rocking tune on that long road trip to your next adventure. Check out the video for "Drive" at this location.

In January, TRUCKER DIABLO debuted a video for the album's first single, "The Rebel," which can be viewed by clicking HERE.

Pre-order Songs of Iron at  The Ripple Music Webstore.



1. Red Light On
2. Year Of The Truck*
3. The Rebel
4. Drive
5. Not So Superstar
6. The Streets Run Red
7. Lie To Me*
8. Maybe You're The One
9. Bulldozer
10. Rock Hallelujah
11. Highway Radio
12. When's It Gonna Rain?
13. Shame On You
14. I Wanna Party With You*
(*) indicate CD only tracks


"Big things are starting to happen for that band and they really deserve it, because they're a really great bunch of guys, hardworking, fantastic musicians and players and I'm a big, big fan of theirs." - Ricky Warwick: Black Star Riders/Thin Lizzy

"If you call yourself a 'tastemaker' and don't know Trucker Diablo then get the f*ck out you're fired! Trucker Diablo are Rock N' Roll pure and simple" - Brian Basher: Hard Rock Nights, KHRN Dallas




The Trucker 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 off 2012 by supporting their heroes Thin Lizzy in Belfast. Trucker's second album Songs of Iron, will be released in May 2013 through Ripple Music and Bad Reputation (FRA). There's a big open road in front of Trucker Diablo, jump on board, be a part of the convoy and catch them on tour in the U.K and Europe in 2013.


THORNAFIRE signs with FDA Rekotz

FDA Rekotz is proud to announce the addition of Chilean death squad THORNAFIRE. 

Offering a visceral and ruthless brand of extreme death metal in the vein of early Sepultura, Death and Massacre, THORNAFIRE has established themselves as force to reckoned with through their intense live show and a trio of well-received albums. The band's fourth full-length will be out in late 2013 on FDA Rekotz. Prepare yourselves for the coming onslaught of high-caliber death metal!

The band has issued a video statement discussing their deal with FDA Rekotz and the addition of drummer Nikko Pagani to the lineup. Check it out HERE.   
   
A video of the song "Malefactor Manifesto" off the band's 2012 release Eclipse Nox Coagula is now playing at this location.

THORNAFIRE started out in 1998 by the hand of Víctor Mac-Namara with the sole intention of playing Death Metal. A year later two songs were recorded for the Granded for all Somberness demo. With that tape and a savage live show the band started to achieve a strong name in the local scene. After a series of line-up changes, an MCD entitled Mortus Tenebrae Surrectus was released in 2001, which received many good reviews from the local and international metal media. With that THORNAFIRE became one of the most promising Chilean extreme metal acts. The recording saw worldwide distribution via the tried and true methods of tape-trading and word of mouth. THORNAFIRE began to gig and tour around Chile and into Bolivia and Argentina. In 2005, the band recorded their debut full-length, Exacerbated Gnostic Manifestation. The album stood out as a milestone in brutality and a masterpiece of hate. It also caught the attention of Incantation's John McEntee, who signed THORNAFIRE to his label, Ibex Moon Records. The spring of 2007 saw the re-release and worldwide distribution of the debut and, in 2009 the band released Vorex Deconstrucción on Ibex Moon Records. A European invasion soon followed which saw the band appear alongside the likes of Master, Incantation, Deranged and many others at the Obscene Extreme Festival. Since then, THORNAFIRE has shared stages with Slayer, Overkill, Dimmu Borgir, Motley Crue and several other notable acts. In 2012, bassist/vocalist Christian Argandoña joined the fold and Eclipse Nox Coagula was unleashed with critical acclaim and rabid reception from the band's growing legion of fans. With a deal with FDA Rekotz in place, THORNAFIRE's quest for global domination continues. Prepare yourselves.    
 






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Kaotoxin Records To Release Debut EP From UK
Blackened Death Metal Act SIDIOUS
Kaotoxin Records will release Ascension to the Throne ov Self from UK Black/Death act SIDIOUS on May 7th worldwide. Featuring two EYE OF SOLITUDE members, SIDIOUS is the British black phoenix rising from the ashes of what once was Seed of Detest, combining the former's sorrowful mourning with the latter's aggression, giving birth to a higher level of darkened alchemy. SIDIOUS mixes influences as diverse as Deathcore, Symphonic Black Metal, Death Metal and modern Black / Death (e.g. Dimmu Borgir, Behemoth, Zyklon) to create something of their very own transubstantiating the power of each individual aforementioned genre to multiply.
SIDIOUS brings orchestral parts to the utterly brutal blast beats and complex drumming, offering a varied range of riffing, while crafting some of the most beautiful and soulful solos heard in ages. It is topped off with commanding vocals and an emphasis on creating their own brand of dark arts, both powerful and dynamic in delivery. The music of SIDOUS seeks to fuel the cultivation of culture and propagation of self, whilst debasing incomprehension of the corporeal realm. The lyrical content focuses on the concept of the rebirth of humanity, after generations of ignorance compounded by religious and monetary systems. Ascension to the Throne ov Self was produced by the legendary Russ Russell (Dimmu Borgir, Lock Up, Napalm Death, etc).

Check out the official EP trailer at this location.

Preorders are available from now until May 5th. During this time, Ascension to the Throne ov Self can be ordered as an MCD or limited edition MCD + t-shirt / girlie. The t-shirt offer is exclusive to the preorder. Visit the following links for details:  

- http://shop.kaotoxin.com (CD & ltd pack)



1. Insurmountable Mass
2. Sentient Race
3. Nihilistic Regeneration
4. Ascension to the Throne ov Self






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FREEDOMS REIGN Release New Track From Self-Titled Album
 
FREEDOMS REIGN, featuring FATES WARNING's original guitarist and founding member Victor Arduini, are streaming a new track from their forthcoming self-titled release.  

Titled "Shadows of Doubt," the track is the first single off of the album that Arduini's comeback to the Metal world since he left FATES WARNING after the release of The Spectre Within in 1985. Stream "Shadows of Doubt" at this location.

Keeping his original, charismatic and unmistakable guitar-style untouched, Arduini returns to the spotlight with fresh enthusiasm and dedication, producing a notable effort of true American-styled heavy metal with a classic Ozzy/Sabbath's flavor. Besides Arduini (guitar/vocals) , FREEDOM'S REIGN also consists of Tommy Vumback (Guitars), Michael Jones (Bass) and Chris Judge (Drums). 

FREEDOM'S REIGN's self-titled debut will be out on April 30th via Cruz Del Sur Music. This date falls on the 29th anniversary of the release of FATES WARNING's debut album, Night on Bröcken

  

"If you are a fan of old Fates Warning or looking to hear something from a veteran musician that can also rock it out even by today's standards grab this CD, crank this shit up and get on a bike or climb in your car and rock the fuck out."
- WickedChannel.com 

"Fans that appreciate meat and potatoes traditional metal served without garnish and designed to satisfy will certainly want to check out FREEDOMS REIGN."
- Metal-Rules.com
Victor Arduini is now available for interviews. Get in touch at Clawhammerpr@gmail.com for details and digital promos.


FREEDOM'S REIGN has been active in the Connecticut metal scene since 2011. The idea behind the band's formation was to simply make some great music that returned the musicians involved to their roots and could deliver on their commitment to making some Old School Metal that would be relevant in today's scene. Expect nothing less than a true return to heavy, hard and driving Old School Metal. The band's self-titled debut was produced by Nick Belmore (Toxic Holocost/Hatebreed) at Dexters Lab in Milford, CT.


FREEDOM'S REIGN is Victor Arduini (Ex-Fates Warning) on Vocals/Guitar, Tommy Vumback/Guitar, Mike Jones/Bass, Chris Judge/Drums.
 


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TRIALS To Release In the Shadow of Swords on May 1st





Chicago modern metal powerhouse TRIALS is set to make a triumphant return on May 1st with the release of their sophomore album, In the Shadow of Swords.
Coming off the heels of their 2011 debut, Witness to the Downfall, In the Shadow of Swords sees the band take their blend of forward-thinking metal and muscular, technical thrash to the next level. Don't mistake those words for the typical promotional hyperbole either. TRIALS has truly upped the ante where aggression, songwriting and sheer metallic power are concerned. Look no further than the album's lead single, "Believers in Black," for proof of the band's progression. Stream the tune at this location.
In the Shadow of Swords is the first TRIALS recording to feature guitarist Ryan Bruchert (ex-HEWHOCORRUPTS), who joined the band last year. The album will be offered in digital and CD formats. The digital version includes a ripping cover of JUDAS PRIEST's "Jawbreaker" as a bonus track, while the CD release will feature an additional TRIALS song, "Spirit Leaves" as a bonus. Recording took place at Wall 2 Wall Studios in Chicago and at TRIALS' home studio with mixing and mastering courtesy of Lasse Lammert at LSD Studios in Lübeck, Germany. The album's artwork was done by Chris Angelucci with Mark Sugar & Usha Rajbhandari.
A preview trailer for In the Shadow of Swords has been posted HERE.



Conjoined
Believers in Black
Blueprints of Metaphor
In the Misery Machine
With Only Sorrow Now
All the Promises
Upon this Day
Ancestor
Embracing Nothing
Jawbreaker *(digital release only)
Spirit Leaves ** (CD release only)




TRIALS is: 

Mark Sugar (guitar/vocals) 

Ryan Bruchert (guitar) 

Usha Rajbhandari (bass) 

Adam Kopecky (drums) 

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REVEL IN FLESH - Manifested Darkness Out Today on FDA Rekotz  

  

Manifested Darkness, the anticipated sophomore effort from dirty old-school death dealers REVEL IN FLESH is now available for global consumption via FDA Rekotz.  

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.


Manifested Darkness is available as a CD and digital download, containing 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. 
   
Order now at www.fda-rekotz.com.





"This album will sit well with followers of a refreshed classic sound and Manifested Darkness lives up to its title by being thoroughly hard hitting, resulting in bone trembling filth and fury and this is a great place to reside in all honesty." - AveNoctum.com



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.



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BOVINE's The Sun Never Sets on the British Empire Out Now on FDA Rekotz
   

The stampede has begun! Birmingham-based sludge-soaked ghetto rockers BOVINE have released their critically-acclaimed debut album, The Sun Never Sets On The British Empiretoday on FDA Rekotz.

The album is now available as a CD or digital download at, with vinyl treatment coming on April 26th. The Sun Never Sets On The British Empire is one of the most praised debuts of 2013 with critics across the globe applauding the band's ability to infuse stoner, sludge, prog and heavy rock in a unique, yet infectious way. Visit www.fda-rekotz.com to order.

BOVINE Live:

May 9th - London, UK @ The Old Blue Last
May 17th - Birmingham, UK @ The Old Flapper
June 12th - Cheltenham, UK @ 2000 Trees Festival






"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!)



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.
 
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Update From German Death Horde GOREGAST

  

FDA Rekotz artist GOREGAST has issued an update from their headquarters in Berlin. Firstly, GOREGAST recently commissioned Dedy Badic from Badic Art to design a new logo (posted below) that reflected the band's return to their classic death metal roots. Badic is known for his illustrations for SKELETAL REMAINS, GRUESOME STUFF RELISH and many others.



In early May, GOREGAST will play three dates with Swe-death monsters PAGANIZER. The dates are posted below. After returning home from the three-day assault GOREGAST will enter Soundforge Studio in Berlin to record tracks for an upcoming 7-inch EP set for release in September on FDA Rekotz.

In 2011 GOREGAST released the full-length Desechos Humanos on FDA Rekotz. Album track "Honor the Dead" is streaming at this location.

GOREGAST Live:

May 8 - Leipzig @ Bandhaus w/ Paganizer
May 9 - Weimar  @ SC Schützengasse w/ Paganizer
May 10 - Wolfsburg @ D-Place /w Paganizer 




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SATAN Premiers "Testimony" at InvisibleOranges.com
Metal blog InvisibleOranges.com are in league with SATAN for the exclusive premier of "Testimony," taken from Life Sentence, the forthcoming album from the reunited NWOBHM legends.

Life Sentence will be out in North America on April 29th via Listenable Records. Those eager for the sweet sounds of SATAN can bide their time with the stream of "Testimony" posted at this location.

Life Sentence, SATAN's first full-length since 1987's Suspended Sentence, will be available in North America on May 21st via Listenable Records. The album will mark the 30th anniversary of the band's highly-acclaimed 1983 debut Court In The ActLife Sentence will also feature the same line-up that appeared on that now-classic piece of metal history.

The cover art for the album (pictured below) was drawn by famed artist Eliran Kantor (SODOM, TESTAMENT, HATEBREED - www.elirankantor.com) and depicts a similar graphic concept as Court In The Act. Mixed by Dario Mollo at Damage Inc. Studio in Italy and tracked late last year at First Avenue in Newcastle, Life Sentence is a very strong uptempo heavy metal album that will undoubtedly become a metal classic.

Pre-orders are available at http://shop.listenable.net/category.php?id_category=137

"The 80s NWOBHM legends return with an absolute beast of a comeback"
- Metal Hammer

"With the original lineup all in place, Satan's high-flying, expertly-phrased melody lines and riffing have returned as if reappearing, modified DeLorean-style, from the past."
- Worm Gear Zine

SATAN are a heavy metal band originating from Newcastle, England in 1980, known as part of the New Wave Of British Heavy Metal movement. Though generally obscure throughout their career, the band is considered influential for playing a form of proto-thrash metal that was fairly advanced by the standards of the early 1980s. SATAN remained inactive until re-assembling for a one-off gig at Germany's Wacken Open Air in 2004, and finally reunited in their original Court In The Act line-up for 2011's Keep It True festival. The band performed at several european festivals in 2011 and 2012 and have announced more festival shows and new album for 2013, to mark the 30th anniversary of their debut release.


 SATAN Line-up:
Brian Ross - vocals
Steve Ramsey - Guitar
Russ Tippins - Guitar
Graeme English - Bass
Sean Taylor - Drums



   



POTENTIAL THREAT SF to Release Civilization Under Threat on June 18th
via Old School Metal Records

Civilization Under Threat from Bay Area Thrash Metallers POTENTIAL THREAT SF will be released June 18th through Old School Metal Records. The album gives a nod to the old school by combining aggressive, commanding vocals with dual guitars and a thundering bottom end. Engineered and mastered by Juan Urteaga (Machine Head, Testament, Heathen)at Trident Studios has given the album a massively heavy quality without being over-produced.  Thrash 'til Death!
 
Intro
Destroy and Dominate
The Threat of Things to Come
Stick to Your Guns
In for the Kill
Edge of Insanity
Beneath the Surface
Behold the End
Written in Blood
Rise of the Apocalypse

Get in touch at ClawhammerPR@gmail.com for press inquiries.

San Francisco Bay Area thrash bands have long been known for their in-your-face approach to music, and Potential Threat SF are no strangers to that tradition.
Originally formed as a five-piece in 1986, they have shared the stage with everyone from Testament to Slayer to Cro-Mags to Nuclear Assault, and just recently returned from touring with Death Angel. Their hard working, no holds barred attitude carries over to their live shows. Though they put every ounce of grit and determination into their set, they still manage not to sound like angry old fucks. Their mentality is simple - it's just as easy for a band to get the audience involved in their show as it is to be pissed off and push them away. In short, they still have fun and show it on stage and to the fans, regardless of how long they've been playing or how many people are in the attendance. 

Their newest offering, Civilization Under Threat (to be released by OSM Records), gives a nod to the old school by combining aggressive, commanding vocals with dual guitars and a thundering bottom end. Engineered and mastered by Juan Urteaga (Machine Head, Testament, Heathen) at Trident Studios has given the album a massively heavy quality without being over-produced.
The band consists of Mike Noble on lead vocals and lead/rhythm guitars, Daniel Sheridan on lead/rhythm guitars, Kenny Noble on drums and Damien Sisson (also in Death Angel) on bass.






EXHALE Reveal Artwork and Track Listing For When Worlds Collide
Swedish Grind-guerillas EXHALE have revealed the artwork and track listing for their third full-length effort When Worlds Collide.

Dutch illustrator Dennis Sibeijn (Slayer, Exodus, Aborted,) was chosen to put tband's visual aspect of When Worlds Collide into the most twisted and modernistic form possible. The album was recorded, mixed and mastered at Hoborec Studios (Inevitable End, We Are The Damned, etc) with Ulf Blomberg handling production duties.

When Worlds Collide is due out this year on Pulverised Records.

 


1) Wrath Unleashed
2) Avsky
3) Apocalypse
4) Machinery
5) Barriers Of Blood
6) Monuments Of The Dead
7) Concealed Within
8) Till Slakt
9) Glorify The Dumb
10) Vigilante
11) In This Valley
12) Etiketter
13) Illusions
14) Left Inside





EXHALE is:
Martin Brzezinski - Vocals
Johan Wold Ylenstrand - Guitar
Gustav Elowson - Drums
Johan Fogelberg - Bass
Andreas Allenmark - Guitar 



  
     
Apostasy Records To Release BURIAL VAULT's Incendium On May 24th

One year after the release of their highly regarded debut Ekpyrosis (Periodic Destruction),North German Melodic Death Metallers BURIAL VAULT are back with their second album.

With Incendium the quintet is about to release more than an ordinary album. Inspired by Ray Bradbury's "Fahrenheit 451" the band developed a concept that embodies a metamorphosis of a human in an inconvenient future both on musical as on textual level.

This dynamic and diverse album reaches from acoustic passages to eruptions of Black Metal blast-beats and slow Death Metal attacks. Inendium was recorded at Soundlodge Studios by J
org Uken (God Dethroned, Dew-Scented, Defeated Sanity) and features artwork from Ben Borucki, (Agathodaimon, Suicide Silence). 

Incendium is set for a May 24th release on Apostasy Records. Visitwww.apostasyrecords.com for more information.




Chapter I:
01. The Stench Of Burning Thoughts
02. A Blind Follower And A Watchful Hound

Chapter II:
03. Soil & Green
04. Peculiar
05. The Nightly Horror
06. Prelude To Peripety
07. Fatal Accident

Chapter III:
08. Struggling Doubt
09. Moment Of Truth
10. Awareness

Chapter IV:
11. Surveillance Web
12. Catharsis
13. Black Into White
Burial Vault was founded in 2006. The musical direction can be described as Melodic Death Metal spiced with Black Metal, Thrash Metal and some progressive influences.The band refers to many different atmospheres and topics within their music. Abysses of humanity and history are the lyrical background of their tunes which have a great balance between brutal, melodic and atmospheric parts.

Burial Vault has made appearances at "Legacyfest 2009" and "Metalfest Germany 2010" and has shared stages with the likes of Drone, Jack Slater, Lay Down Rotten, Cripper, Torture Squad and Sinister (o.a.).
After two EPs: - There Is No Resort and Come To Grief - Burial Vault released their full-length debut, Ekpyrosis (Periodic Destruction), on Apostasy Records in 2012. A year later the band returns with Incendium.