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APOLOKIA -Kathaarian Vortex Review


Artist: APOLOKIA
Title: Kathaarian Vortex
Style: Black Metal
Format: CD
Label: My Kingdom Music

Country : Italy/Norway

I took a wild guess here as I've never heard about Apolokia but was up for some black metal so I gave it a try.

After listening to the two first tracks it's pretty obvious what these guys try to imitate.
Musically and sound-wise it sounds like they went in the studio and asked for the same sound 1349 has on their 3 first records.
But the producer seems to fuck it all up as the sound is so sharp and noisy that my ears/head can't/won't handle it for more than a short period.
 

Musically it's for me very boring as all the songs go by in the exact same tempo more or less,of course with hyper blast beats.
The riffs/guitars is pretty monotone as they at times disappear due to the horrible '92 sound they want so badly.
 

The vocalist sounds very similar to those Attila did on his first album with Mayhem along with some backing vocals which is ok.
On the top of it all there is some well known & used Charles Manson samples.
Overall it quickly becomes boring,monotone and predictable.

This is not something I would recommend to my worst enemy!

Legendary Brazilian Black Metal Band Mystifier Signs Licensing Deal With Greyhaze Records





Florida-based label Greyhaze Records is proud to announce the signing of a reissue agreement with Brazilian Black Metal act MYSTIFIER.  

The agreement will involve the repressing of two classic albums by this cult band. The albums in question are Wicca (1992) and Goetia (1993). Long out of print, both albums will be reissued by Greyhaze in different formats, including deluxe CD/DVD digipaks of each album as well as deluxe vinyl versions. The releases will feature rare photos, bonus audio tracks, videos and other band information.

The first release of the MYSTIFIER reissue series will be a CD/DVD digipak version of the album Wicca. The audio portion of this release will feature, aside from the full album, bonus tracks exclusive to the Greyhaze Records reissue. The DVD will contain two full concerts by the band - one filmed in Germany during the Nuclear War Now Festival and the other in their hometown of Salvador, Brazil. A vinyl version of the album is also to follow. Release dates are scheduled for 2013 and will be announced shortly.

Says MYSTIFIER guitarist/vocalistArmando Beelzebubth:

"We are proud to license our first two albums to Greyhaze Records. Thanks to the support from the international underground, those two albums have become true hallmarks of Black Metal worldwide."

MYSTIFIER is slated to play three dates in Mexico this November. Plans are currently being made for the band to cross the border for an American invasion as well. Stay tuned for details.
MYSTIFIER comes from the city of Salvador, in the state of Bahia, Brazil, and plays a style of Black/Death Metal, influenced by old Underground bands like BATHORY, SEPULTURA, SARCOFAGO, POISON and VULCANO. The band has been active for over 20 years and has released four studio albums as well as special editions. The Greyhaze reissues will mark the first time MYSTIFIER albums will be officially released in standalone format in the United States.


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Arceye 'At First Light' Studio Blog Part 1





UK death thrashers Arceye have posted part 1 of a 2 part studio blog which takes the viewer behind the scenes of 'At First Light', the bands upcoming new album.

Part 1 of the blog shows footage of drums being tracked at Foel Studios in Wales with renowned producer Chris Fielding (Napalm Death, Cerebral Bore, Darkest Era). "We had previously mixed the first album 'The Divide Between Chaos & Order' there and enjoyed working with the engineer Chris Fielding so it was a good option to use this time round", states drummer Craig Mackay. "We also know a lot of bands (Xerath, Envy Of The State, etc.) who have used the same studio and have gotten some great results."

View 'At First Light' Studio Blog Part 1 here: -
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QkyZmHv5Iv0

‘At First Light’ is the second full length from Arceye and will be released worldwide on August 7th via Hostile Media. Commenting on the album the band said: “This album we feel we have really trimmed the fat on our songwriting and made it the best it could be! If we didn’t think that it kicked ass it didn’t make the cut! We also stepped up the production value and worked with Scott Atkins (Sylosis, Cradle Of Filth, Amon Amarth, Gama Bomb) on the mix and master. The meaning of ‘At First Light’ is a representation of where we felt we were as a band when we were writing the album. Since our last release we have gained two new members, both with a writing influence and we’ve developed more of a vision of the music we wanted to play.” ‘At First Light’ is the follow up to Arceye’s highly acclaimed debut album ‘The Divide Between Chaos & Order’ which saw the band appear in pages of Terrorizer and Metal Hammer and was hailed as “hard-hitting” and “balls out thrash.”

Last week the band posted 'Since The Divide' a clip revealing behind the scenes footage of the writing process and some pre-production work on the album.

Watch Since The Divide' here: -

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bOK4QamCMXY

The album art seen below was created by  none other than Craig Mackay of the band himself.




“The album artwork, title and first track tie in together as we wanted this to be our opening statement, with the theme running through the album. The idea behind the name/artwork is that the wolf climbing the mountain is always hungrier than the wolf on top. We feel we have gone through a rebirth as a band and this album is all about the climb to get us on to the next run of the ladder. Our Drummer Craig Mackay did all of the artwork for the album including painting the front cover and all the band portraits in the booklet.”

Tracklisting for ‘At First Light’ is as follows: - 
01. At First Light
02. The Storm
03. The Longest Drive
04. I Silently Wait
05. Sirius
06. Brother Disarmed
07. Prey Forgiveness
08. Damage Done
09. The Thirst
10. Dusk 


Keep up to date with the band on Facebook & Twitter as more information is revealed including album teasers!

www.arceye.co.uk

Caladmor with new album 'Of Stone And Scars'

CALADMOR reveal title, tracklist & cover-art of their new album "Of Stones And Stars" , 
featuring Chrigel Glanzmann & Päde Kistler of ELUVEITIE! -  


Their first album ‘Midwinter’, released in 2010 by the German label Twilight Zone Records, was already convincing the audience. 
With their second album ‘Of Stones And Stars’, which will be released in August 2013, the taken course will be continued. 

In both releases the band was supported by brilliant guest musicians such as Chrigel Glanzmann (ELUVEITIE), Päde Kistler (ELUVEITIE) 
and Joel Gilardini (The Land of the Snow, Lunatic Fringe and Mulo Muto).


CALADMOR is born from the band Pale which was founded in 2001. 
The meaning of the name – “dark light” – is a significant paradox marking the music of CALADMOR: 
Epic tunes creating epic wideness, thundering guitar riffs and stirring melodies meet the vocals of Babs and drummer Maede, 
leading the listener on a philosophical path through the land of myths from exhilarating heights down to the edge of an abyss. 
Not only towards linguistic concerns (lyrics in English, German, Middle High German and Old Norse) but also in matters of style the music of CALADMOR shows great diversity and contrasts and thus giving breath to the distinctive and typical ‘Caladmorian Epic Folk Metal’.



Tracklist "Of Stones And Stars":

1. Curse Of The Gods
2. The Raid
3. Of Stones And Stars
4. Dawn Of The Deceiver
5. Alvíssmál
6. Laudine's Lament
7. Mimirs Born
8. A Nymph's Lure
9. Heralds Of Doom
10. Taberna Trollis
11. Helios Sky

STONE MAGNUM, have returned once again...

  
 STONE MAGNUM From Time...To Eternity Details revealed
Michigan City Indiana's Dictators of Doom, STONE MAGNUM, have returned once again with their sophomore album entitled "From Time...To Eternity" featuring 7 new tracks of Doom Metal. "From Time...To Eternity" was recorded, mixed & mastered by STONE MAGNUM at Bruised & Battered Studios in Michigan City, Indiana and is set to be released on June 28th, 2013 by Rest In Peace Records. This release marks the first time that new vocalist Nick Hernandez (ex-Dysphoria, ex-Kommandant) & new bassist Ben Elliot (ex-Afterlife, ex-Lordes Werre) will appear on a STONE MAGNUM full length. A preview for "From Time...To Eternity" can be viewed at the following location: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X4Uz0SOGC5k
  
STONE MAGNUM released their self titled debut album exclusively on 12" LP early last year also on Rest In Peace Records.
  
To keep up to date on STONE MAGNUM and Rest In Peace Records follow them on facebook here: www.facebook.com/pages/Stone-Magnum/182549458436679
www.facebook.com/pages/Rest-In-Peace-Records/125528004280363
  
  
Stone Magnum - From Time...To Eternity Preview
Stone Magnum - From Time...To Eternity Preview
Cover Art & Tracklisting
  
  
1. From Time...To Eternity
2. Lonely God
3. In Tounges They Whisper
4. The Gallows of Ohrdruf
5. By An Omen I Went
6. Uncontained
7. In The Garden of Beasts
  
STONE MAGNUM
 
Dean Tavernier - Guitar
Brad Toth - Drums
Jim Brucks - Lead Guitar
Ben Elliot - Bass
Nick Hernandez - Vocals
 
   
Formed in the Fall of 2010, Michigan City, Indiana's dictators of doom, Stone Magnum, erupted onto the Northwest Indiana/Chicago heavy metal scene with their blend of traditional, hook laden doom metal, and have been regarded by many as one of the premier doom metal bands in the Chicagoland area. Stone Magnum offers metal music that is traditional, powerful, and timeless in appeal. With influences from legendary bands such as Black Sabbath, Saint Vitus, Trouble, Candlemass, and Pentagram, Stone Magnum offer a powerful live experience to compliment their no frills studio works.
In January 2012 Stone Magnum released their self titled debut Vinyl Full Length with Chicago's Rest In Peace Records, and received high acclaim from the doom metal community. Now in 2013 Stone Magnum's much anticipated 2nd hard hitting album, "From Time...To Eternity" is being unleashed on the metal scene, again through Rest In Peace Records.

Ripple Music Places Three Bands into the May Super Doom Charts!

It was a labor of love - - love for Doom, Stoner, and Sludge.  And perhaps a bit of insanity behind it all, but recognizing the failure of Billboard to adequately service the heavy rock genre, Paranoid Hitsophrenic founder Lucas Klaukien took on the challenge of compiling the first ever Super Doom Chart.
Polling some of the top bloggers, reviewers, radio hosts and label heads in the amorphous world of stoner doom sludge, Lucas took on the challenge to see what really were the top albums of the day.  He knew that the critics all played and reviewed tons of albums each month, but he wanted to know the answer to a simple question; which albums did they really like?  What were they really listening to?  What albums did they keep going back to?
And Ripple Music scored its last three releases all in the top 30.
Coming in at #5 was Devil to Pay's latest release Fate is Your Muse. "What can one say about this album and not come up short?  Hard rock, metal and a shamanistic spirit collide on 13 memorable tracks of equal potency.  This album put the band's label's motto in stark relief: 'Now it's time for your classic rock'."
Holding the #19 spot was the self-titled debut by Mothership.  "What was said about label-mates Devil To Pay's album applies in equal measure to Mothership.  This Texan quartet, led by the brothers Juett, play hard and tough as nails rock with more than just a glimmer of the glossy sheen of catchiness.  And as impressive as Clutch's and Egypt's placements are on this chart, keep in mind that this is a "what are you listening to right now?" kind of list and that this album originally came out over a year ago (it was officially released by Ripple in February)."
Rounding out the top 30, in the #29 spot was the rocking new album by Ape Machine, Mangled by the Machine
Featuring a list of contributors that reads like a Who's Who in the world of heavy music journalism, The Super Doom Chart is the first attempt to truly shed light on the albums that are not only being reviewed, but listened to.  Recommended for all fans of heavy rock.  
You can find the entire Super Doom Chart for May at:
theparanoidmusicblog.blogspot.com/2013/06/super-doom-charts-for-may-2013.html
Look for the next Super Doom Chart to come out this month on The Paranoid Music Blog.
List of contributors: Aaron Pickford (The Sludgelord), Arturs Vilmanis (Archivhate), Bill Goodman (The Soda Shop), Bucky Brown (Bucky Bloggy), Cheryl Prime (Metal Hammer, Cvlt Nation), Chris Markwell (TheSludgelord), Christian Spencer (Chilean Fuzz), Clint (Hand O Doom Radio), Craig Hayes (Six Noises), Dennis (Blasting Days), Doctor Doom, Gruesome Greg (Hellbound), Haris (Welcome to the Void), Jeff Warren (Broken Beard), Joop Konraad (Stoner Hive), Justin Gish (Heavy Planet), LK Ultra (Paranoid Hitsophrenic), Lyk (Phantasmagoria), Mats Florstam (Ozium Records), Matt Fitton (The Sludgelord), Nick (Broken Beard), Nuclear Dog (Heavy Planet), Ollie Stygall (Sleeping Shaman), Pat Harrington (Electric Beard of Doom), Phil Howlett (Rote Mare), Richard Maw (The Sludgelord), Rod Reinhart (Captain Beyond Zen), Soggy Bob (Soggy Bog of Doom Podcast), Steph LS (Temple of Perdition), Steve Howe (The Sludgelord), Steve Miller (Temple of Perdition), Todd Severin (The Ripple Effect), Tony van Dorston (Fast n' Bulbous), Ulla Rosacht (The Wicked Lady)


Hard-driving, guitar-mad rock n' roll! Ripple Music is the record label by music fans for music fans. Or as Captain Beyond Zen Webzine says, "The best record label in the world for 70's hard rock and classic rock." Ripple Music: Music that refuses to be ignored!

Check 'em out at:
www.ripple-music.com 
A Wanted Awakening Introduce New Guitarist Mat Woodard
Massachusetts Melodic Deathcore 5-piece A Wanted Awakening announce the addition of guitarist Mat Woodard of Charlton, Massachusetts to the band. Mat was formerly a member of Still Silent and Our Name is Legion. He is a longtime friend of the band and AWA looks forward to writing new music with him.
STATEMENT FROM MAT WOODARD:

"It is an absolute honor to be a part of this band, I've been a fan and friend of these guys for a very long time and the transition into the lineup felt natural and familiar. I'm excited to be able to shred next to some of my best friends and help achieve the goals A Wanted Awakening desires. Everyone has been awesome at welcoming me into the AWA family and I know I'll do the fans proud by filling some very big shoes that Derek left behind."


A WANTED AWAKENING released Catharsis on June 24th, 2012. Catharsis is a culmination of years of hard work and dedication by AWA to put forth their best work yet. The album consists of 10 songs that range from the trendy djent style, to epic power metal, to straight deathcore and anywhere in between.   
Stream or purchase Catharsis at:   
Twitter: @AWA_Band

Ripple Music and Devil to Pay Auction Extremely Rare Test Pressing of Fate is Your Muse to Benefit the Medical Needs of Doommantia Founder, Ed Barnard



Ripple Music is proud to announce the latest in their ongoing series of rare test pressing auctions for charity, this time benefiting the medical needs of Doommantia founder, Ed Barnard.  The long-running site, Doommantia (www.doommantia.com) is one of the leading forces bringing CD Reviews, Interviews, Authorized free downloads and Promotion for bands in the Doom, Stoner, Psychedelic, Drone, Sludge Metal genres.  The site also has an active forum (www.doommantiaforum.com) for heavy rock maniacs to share ideas and views, creating a solid doom rock community.

For those unaware, Ed had been forced into homeless by a medical condition but still manages to keep the Doommantia site viable online. Ed suffered a series of  heart attacks that forced Ed to become unemployed.  Those events, plus the exorbitant cost of cardiac medications made paying the rent an impossibility and he was evicted from his place in Aberdeen, Washington. Now homeless, the doom and metal community has been rallying around his cause with benefit concerts and a compilation of 39 heavy bands that all donated their music to help Ed's cause. The compilation,  Doommantia Vol. 1, is available at: doommantiavol1.bandcamp.com

Now Ripple Music offers their assistance to help a musical brother in need.  After establishing an ongoing company policy of giving back to the community, Ripple Music has auctioned off some of their rarest test pressings to help the BP Spill Gulf Clean Up, Wounded Warriors, Sloan-Kettering Cancer Research, and Joplin Missouri Tornado Relief, amongst others. The auction of the extremely rare test press for Devil To Pay's Fate is Your Muse will continue that tradition, offering heavy rock/doom fans a chance to get one of only two test-pressings ever to be released to the public. 

Fate is Your Muse was unleashed upon an eagerly-waiting audience, April 9th, 2013 and immediately garnered critical rave reviews, leading Shakefire.com to boast, "If you love Rock music, you have to check out Fate is your Muse and Devil to Pay. If these guys aren't rock legends already, they will be for sure soon."
  
The Fate is Your Muse Rare Test Press Auction is live on eBay at this location.

100% of proceeds from the auction will be used to help help Mr. Barnard regain his self-sufficiency. Don't miss this chance to own a unique Doom Collectible LP and support the heavy rock community. 


 
 


"That is what you get with Fate is Your Muse. A hard-rocking collection of great Sludge/Stoner Metal tracks to rock out to. Hugely entertaining from the word go. Devil To Pay have lost none of their magic. They simply get better with age. If you are already a fan of this great band then you are going to love this album. If you are a new visitor to the world of Devil To Pay then this is a great place to start. If you are a fan of Kyuss, Thin Lizzy, and Black Sabbath then you will be right at home here." - The Sludgelord
 
For complete bio info on DEVIL TO PAY visit this location.



www.deviltopay.net
www.facebook.com/deviltopay
www.twitter.com/devil_to_pay
www.reverbnation.com/deviltopay

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Tony Reed (Mos Generator / Stone Axe / HeavyPink) Opens HeavyHead SuperStore

  
Renowned heavy rock musician and engineer Tony Reed (Mos Generator, Stone Axe, HeavyPink) has launched HeavyHead SuperStore, the official merch site for Mos Generator,  Stone Axe, HeavyPink and other Reed-related bands.

The store offers CD, vinyl, t-shirts and other assorted items from Reed's many projects, many of which can only be found at HeavyHead. Items exclusive to HeavyHead SuperStore include rare live recordings from the vaults of Mos Generator and more. To check out the selection, visit  heavyheadsuperstore.storenvy.com.

   

In other news, Mos Generator will be releasing a live album recorded in Germany on the band's last European tour. The album is expected to see the light of day later this summer through Holland's Lay Bare Recordings. More details to come. 
 
Tony Reed is now available for interviews. Those interested in tapping the brain of one of heavy rock's most prolific figures are encouraged to contact ClawhammerPR@gmail.com 

VIRANESIR' 'Fountain Of Uncertainty Out' Now. Full Album Stream At PureGrainAudio.com

VIRANESIR's Fountain Of Uncertainty Out Now; Full Album Stream At PureGrainAudio.com

VIRANESIR 


Fountain Of Uncertainty, the first full-length release from Turkish dark metal entity VIRANESIR is now available through Montreal-based Merdumgiriz Records.

To mark the release of this surreal masterpiece, PureGrainAudio.com is streaming the album in its entirety. Check it out 
at this location.

Visit
 www.merdumgiriz.org 
to order.

VIRANESIR is a Dark Metal project created by the YAYLA mastermind Emir Toğrul. Originally created to be the solo project of the fictional main character in the film "Drink From The Fountain Of Uncertainty", the project is releasing the soundtrack as its debut album Fountain Of Uncertainty through Merdumgiriz Records June 21st.

The 30 minute album, recorded in character to complete the emotional construct of the nameless fictitious protagonist referred to as "Musician" in the films credits, has come to fuse together a variety of the influences that one can get through high doses of hermetic Extreme Metal and Dark music. From Ambient driven Doom Lullabies to Saturated Synthesizers and Black Metal melodies, the album presents a cosmos of inward gazing and a contemporary take on urban madness and isolation.

As with his work on YAYLA, Emir Toğrul's grand vision, each Fountain Of Uncertainty CD is handmade; Emir sprays the discs, cuts and inserts the prints for the jewel case and jacket, and pretty much makes everything from scratch. All current and upcoming merch is direct from the hand of the creator himself, there is no limit to the number of Fountain of Uncertainty CDs, as long as the man is alive. Toğrul is also co-owner of Merdumgiriz.


Fountain Of Uncertainty TRACKLIST
"Check this if your a fan of trance-inducing music that has the ability to transport your subconscious to another plane of existence." - The Metal Observer
"This isn't Emir Toğrul's first dance with this particular admixture of ingredients, having released several albums as Yayla, but Fountain of Uncertainty is the most visionary and compelling of his works that I've come across yet." From The Dust Returned


Contact
 merdumgirizmat@gmail.com for more information, promo requests. E-mail interviews are strongly encouraged


For more VIRANESIR, including complete discography and merch, visit the links below:


Official:
 http://www.merdumgiriz.org/Viranesir_Official.html
Facebook:
 https://www.facebook.com/viranesir
Bandcamp:
 http://viranesir.bandcamp.com/

Reviews and Interviews:
 http://www.merdumgiriz.org/Vault.html

  Emir Togrul


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Obscene Extreme Festival 2013 Countdown Begins


Obscene Extreme Festival 2013 Countdown Begins


It's official, with only 2 weeks remaining the countdown to the worlds greatest grindcore and extreme metal gathering has begun.

On July 3rd Obscene Extreme kicks off at Trutnov Battlefield, Czech Republic, with the 'Freak Festival' from 2pm and will include the annual and one of a kind Olymfreak Games. At 9pm the live events begins with the festivals 'Doom Fest' headlined by Hooded Menace.

From Thursday 4th to Saturday 6th the festivities tempo turns up significantly and will see bands such as Napalm Death, Cryptopsy, Exhumed, Krisiun, Grave, Aborted and Anaal Nathrakh take to the stage.

One stage, no barriers and over 60 bands, Obscene Extreme is the only festival of it's kind! Let the party begin!


See the OEF 2013 Trailer here: -
 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OKPBEE4Z8g0

Suffocation Live at OEF 2012: -
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cwl-OgJJRFk


Purchase OEF tickets here: -
http://eshop.obscene.cz/eshop/OBSCENE-EXTREME-2013-Ticket-Z73937-eng.html


Running Order

Wednesday 3rd July 2013
14.00 - ????? FREAK FESTIVAL
21.00 - 21.45 EVOKEN
22.00 - 23.00 ESOTERIC
23.15 - 00.15 HOODED MENACE

Thursday 4th July 2013
14.00 - 14.20 SMASHING DUMPLINGS
14.30 - 14.50 APE UNIT
15.00 - 15.20 MORKHIMMEL
15.30 - 15.55 GRAVEYARD
16.05 - 16.30 PERFECITIZEN
16.40 - 17.05 ANTIGAMA
17.15 - 17.40 CHAPEL OF DISEASE
17.50 - 18.20 USURPRESS
18.30 - 19.00 FUCK THE FACTS
19.10 - 19.40 FLESHLESS
19.50 - 20.20 AHUMADO GRANUJO
20.30 - 21.00 DESECRATION
21.10 - 21.50 MALIGNANT TUMOUR
22.00 - 22.50 NEGATIVE APPROACH
23.00 - 00.00 CRYPTOPSY
00.15 - 01.00 HELL SHOW
01.00 - Till Exhaustion… Karaoké Müstach Bar - Beer Tents

Friday 5th July 2013
10.00 - 10.20 CONTROLLED EXISTENCE
10.30 - 10.50 SIX=SCORE
11.00 - 11.20 HIBAKUSHA
11.30 - 11.55 …
12.05 - 12.30 RATBOMB
12.40 - 13.05 OBLIVIONIZED
13.15 - 13.40 DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTION
13.50 - 14.15 COLDWAR
14.25 - 14.50 STRONG INTENTION
15.00 - 15.25 NATRON
15.35 - 16.00 CREPITATION
16.10 - 16.40 GRUESOME STUFF RELISH
16.50 - 17.20 SEVERANCE
17.30 - 18.05 CAPTAIN CLEANOFF
18.15 - 18.50 HOUR OF PENANCE
19.00 - 19.40 GADGET
19.50 - 20.35 COLDWORKER
20.45 - 21.30 BIRDFLESH
21.45 - 22.55 NAPALM DEATH
23.05 - 00.00 GRAVE
00.10 - 00.55 ANAAL NATHRAKH
01.05 - 01.30 CHRIST DENIED
01.40 - 02.05 MUMAKIL
02.15 - 02.30 PARENTAL ADVISORY
02.40 - 03.00 JESUS AIN'T IN POLAND
03.00 - Till Exhaustion… Karaoké Müstach Bar - Beer Tents

Saturday 6th July 2013
10.00 - 10.20 BETON
10.30 - 10.50 FEAR OF EXTINCTION
11.00 - 11.20 WARFUCK
11.30 - 11.50 DISTRESS
12.00 - 12.25 INFECTED FLESH
12.35 - 13.00 MAKABERT FYND
13.10 - 13.35 HORSEBASTARD
13.45 - 14.10 INFANTICIDE
14.20 - 14.45 SETE STAR SEPT
14.55 - 15.20 DEPRESSION
15.30 - 15.55 SIMBIOSE
16.05 - 16.30 MUCUPURULENT
16.40 - 17.05 SUBLIME CADAVERIC DECOMPOSITION
17.15 - 17.40 ENTRAILS MASSACRE
17.50 - 18.15 MASSGRAV
18.25 - 18.55 WORMED
19.05 - 19.35 COCK AND BALL TORTURE
19.45 - 20.25 HAEMORRHAGE
20.35 - 21.15 KRISIUN
21.25 - 22.10 ABORTED
22.20 - 23.20 RATOS DE PORAO
23.30 - 00.25 EXHUMED
00.35 - 01.10 AGATHOCLES
01.20 - 01.50 HOLOCAUSTO CANIBAL
02.00 - 02.25 WAKE
02.35 - 03.00 CÄTÄRRO
03.00 - Till Total Exhaustion… Karaoké Müstach Bar - Beer Tents

www.obsceneextreme.cz

Metal Hammer UK Debuts Lyric Video For REVOLUTION HARMONY's 'We Are' (Featuring Serj Tankian, Ihsahn and Devin Townsend)

Metal Hammer UK Debuts Lyric Video For REVOLUTION HARMONY's 'We Are' (Featuring Serj Tankian, Ihsahn and Devin Townsend)  

Metal Hammer Magazine has posted the exclusive premier of the lyric video for 'We Are,' the All-Star charity single from REVOLUTION HARMONY featuring Serj Tankian, Ihsahn and Devin Townsend.  

The single, which will go on sale July 18th with proceeds going to Buskaid, was debuted last week on Kerrang Radio to widespread acclaim. The debut of the lyric video gives fans a chance to gain a deeper understanding of the song's message.  

Metal Hammer has posted the lyric video at this location.  

Revolution Harmony, the brainchild of British music lecturer/journalist Ray Holroyd, has announced the July 18th release of its debut All-Star charity single, 'We Are.'  

Composed, arranged, programmed and produced by Ray Holroyd in Vancouver, the complex international studio project was recorded in North America, England, Norway and New Zealand, then mixed by Rohan Onraet (Slipknot, Machine Head) in London, and mastered by Ted Jensen (Green Day, Muse) in New York. The song features vocals from Serj Tankian (System Of A Down) and Ihsahn (Emperor), as well as guitar solos by Devin Townsend, along with Stefan Loh (We Claimed Sentience Once) on guitars, and additional vocals from the young up-and-coming UK singer Abbie Johnson.  

The lyrical theme in 'We Are' is based on the concept behind Revolution Harmony, which is essentially the belief that musical harmony has the power to inspire a revolution towards societal harmony. The single is dedicated to Nelson Mandela and the memory of Lucky Dube, regarded as South Africa's Bob Marley, and will be released worldwide on Mandela Day (18 July), with all proceeds donated to Buskaid, a charity that provides free music lessons and instruments to children in the townships of South Africa.

Serj Tankian speaks about his involvement with Revolution Harmony: "It has been an absolute honor being involved with the Revolution Harmony project to bring much needed financial aid to Buskaid in South Africa. Music has saved my life and has the potential to create positive change in all those young kids struggling to make themselves heard and to survive." He continues on the single itself: "The song is a musical collage of complex yet moving colors intertwining genres and vibes."

Ray Holroyd comments: "Revolution Harmony is a dream come true, it's the perfect harmonious marriage of my two callings: making music and making a positive change in the world! 'We Are' is the first milestone for Revolution Harmony, and to share it with three of my musical heroes, Serj, Ihsahn and Devin, who all believe in my vision, is deeply heartwarming and humbling. These musicians are overflowing with talent and compassion, and I am eternally grateful and monumentally honoured to have had them contribute to my cause by singing and playing on a piece of my music. The goal for these All-Star charity singles is to raise significant funds for various smaller charities, by making/selling creative and meaningful music that features rare collaborations by inspirational artists."


  
    
For more information visit: RevolutionHarmony.org
To learn about Buskaid, please visit: Buskaid.org.za

Direct link to lyric video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JmIXmtXcmew  
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USBM Unit Averse Concept Release Symbol of Loss - EP Now Streaming

USBM Unit Averse Concept Release Symbol of Loss - EP Now Streaming 
Symbol of Loss, the new EP from Philadelphia Black Metal force AVERSE CONCEPT is now available for mass consumption.
AVERSE CONCEPT focuses on raw human emotion to convey a message. The band's music and lyrics deal with the inner struggles that one may face. Symbol of Loss
is a concept record examining loss and the attempt to overcome it. No gimmicks, nor attempts to be evil. Only honest art. RIYL: WOE, ALTAR OF PLAGUES, etc.

Symbol of Loss is streaming in full and available for name-your-price purchase ataverseconcept.bandcamp.com.

 
 
Grey Skies
Welcome to the Trance
Resigned Devotion
Desolate Alleviate
Clouded Recovery

Get in touch with ClawhammerPR@gmail.com for press inquiries and digital promos. 


Label updates June.2013




Moss Of Moonlight ‘Winterwheel’ Out Now


Blackened folk metal duo Moss Of Moonlight has today released their new album ‘Winterwheel’.

'Winterwheel' follows the highly acclaimed debut 'Seed', a concept album about a band of Pacific North Western rebels that rise up and create the Republic of Cascadia. 'Winterwheel' digs deeper into the earth; a 45 minute trance into the otherworld’s. Using Anglo-Saxon chanting, haunting female vocals, visceral growls, and a giant atmosphere, Moss of Moonlight has put ancient Pagan ritual into song. It's an album of Anglo Saxon gods and primal Paganism and as the band says, "it reaches far beyond 'Seed', into colder and darker territories."

“Winterwheel is a ritual put to song. It embraces the turning of the seasons, and the necessary, vicious loop of birth and death” states Jenn Grunigen. “Each song delves into the nature of a different Anglo Saxon god or goddess, and is steeped in the old, cyclic roads of our Pagan ancestors, as well as the very language of the Anglo Saxons. With this wisdom and craft, we made new rites--in other words, Winterwheel, this sacrifice to the gods, the cosmos. With each play, the ritual is brought to life once more, and anyone willing to listen is a participant in the offering.”

‘Winterwheel’ Track Listing
01) Gaet
02) Eole
03) Catte
04) Hraefne

The band earlier released a lyric video for ‘Eole’, see the video here: -







THE PETE FLESH DEATHTRIP: Selections from
Mortui Vivos Docent Now Streaming



Swedish death metal guru Pete Flesh of THE PETE FLESH DEATHTRIP (previously known as FLESH) has made three tracks from his forthcoming release, Mortui Vivos Docent available for streaming.

Album tracks "Fallen Bliss," "The Suicide End" and "Crave the Fire" are available for online consumption at this location.  
 
Proving once again with a flair for discordant Death Metal obscurity, Mortui Vivos Docent truly exceeds all of Mr. Flesh's previous releases; the iniquitous vibe is clearly more evident and with blasphemous intent reeking in pure ominous fashion.With the abhorrent artwork and layout designed and conceptualized by Erik Sahlström (Crucifyre, General Surgery, etc), "Mortui Vivos Docent" was recorded, mixed and mastered at Studio Beast, Sweden, by Peter Bjärgö (Tyrant, Crypt Of Kerberos, ex-Vinterland, etc). The dead shall guide the living in all eternal pyre!
Mortui Vivos Docent is set for a July 23rd North American release on Pulverised Records.
   
         
Digital promos are in circulation to the North American press. Contact ClawhammerPR@gmail.com for press inquiries.


The Pete Flesh Deathtrip is the crypt and dungeon of Pete Flesh (ex-Deceiver, ex-Maze Of Torment, ex-Thrown). The project started through a strong vision in late 2001. After three albums and an extended creative hiatus, the fourth album, entitled Mortui Vivos Docent, is in progress. This time, the recording took place in Studio Beast with Peter Bjärgö (Tyrant, Crypt Of Kerberos) as producer and Andreas Jonsson (Tyrant, The Black, Vinertand) as the new session drummer. The album is being released on Pulverised Records.


Recording line-up for Mortui Vivos Docent 

Pete Flesh: Vocals/Guitars/Bass
Micke Broberg: Session Vocals
Andreas Jonsson: Session Drums
  
  

  

 

 

 

SINISTER REALM Returns With World of Evil
After two amazing classically-styled heavy metal albums that were each greeted with widespread critical acclaim, Allentown, PA trad-metallers are back with World of Evil. The band's third full-length album shows no sign of weakness where songwriting and energy are concerned. This is fist pumping heavy metal with big catchy choruses, doomy at times, and all around quality and memorable heavy metal album. Fans of Dio, Heaven and Hell, Candlemass, Black Sabbath, Judas Priest, and Iron Maiden will absolutely love this album.

A video for the title track is now playing at this location.  

World of Evil will be available worldwide August 6th through Shadow Kingdom Records.

Pre-orders are available at www.store.shadowkingdomrecords.com.



1. Dark Angel of Fate
2. Bell Strikes Fear
3. World of Evil
4. The Ghosts of Nevermore
5. Prophets of War
6. The Forest of Souls
7. Cyber Villain
8. Four Black Witches

Channeling the spirit of early 80's metal icons like Dio and Black Sabbath, Judas Priest and Iron Maiden, with an added epic doom metal influence from Candlemass, Allentown, Pennsylvania-based Sinister Realm was formed in 2008 by John Gaffney (former Pale Divine) and Darin McCloskey (Pale Divine, Falcon). They quickly found vocalist Alex Kristof and recorded a four song demo that drew the attention of various independent labels. After signing with Shadow Kingdom Records a live band was assembled and a full-length album was released in August of 2009. Press from around the world hailed the debut album a success and Sinister Realm began actively playing live to support the album. Not long after the album's release Chris Metzger and John Risko joined the band and work began on the sophomore album titled The Crystal Eye. In the summer of 2013, Sinister Realm will release World of Evil through Shadow Kingdom Records. All hail Sinsiter Realm! The true defenders of American Steel.

 

 

 

 

Arceye Reveal Final ‘At First Light’ Behind The Scenes Video


UK death thrashers Arceye have posted the final installment of their studio blogs that take the viewer behind the scenes of 'At First Light', the bands upcoming new album.

View 'At First Light' Studio Blog Part 2 here: -
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xgKfLj-QVjE

States the band: “This is the final video which shows us setting up our own mobile Pro Tools setup to record guitars, bass and vocals. We recorded everything at a few locations including our practice room. Doing it this way meant that we could take our time and get the performances we wanted without the pressure of daily studio costs. When we had finished we sent it all off to Scott Atkins (Sylosis, Cradle Of Filth, Amon Amarth, Gama Bomb) at Grindstone Studios to re-amp, mix and master it.”

The video also shows the artwork process that was undertaken by the bands drummer Craig Mackay. “Craig painted the front cover and all of the portraits. These were then scanned into the computer and Craig finished off the final artwork layouts and text. Even though this was a fairly long process we always wanted to put together a great album package, which included the artwork as well as the music within. We believe we have achieved this and are very proud of the finished product. We hope everyone else agrees.”
“The album artwork, title and first track tie in together as we wanted this to be our opening statement, with the theme running through the album. The idea behind the name/artwork is that the wolf climbing the mountain is always hungrier than the wolf on top. We feel we have gone through a rebirth as a band and this album is all about the climb to get us on to the next run of the ladder.

View previous videos here: -
‘Since The Divide’ - Writing process behind ‘At First Light’
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bOK4QamCMXY

Studio Blog 1 -  Drum Tracking
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QkyZmHv5Iv0

‘At First Light’ is the second full length from Arceye and follow up to the highly acclaimed debut ‘The Divide Between Chaos & Order’ which saw the band appear in pages of Terrorizer and Metal Hammer and was hailed as “hard-hitting” and “balls out thrash.” ‘At First Light’ will be released worldwide on August 7th via Hostile Media.

Tracklisting for ‘At First Light’ is as follows: -
01. At First Light
02. The Storm
03. The Longest Drive
04. I Silently Wait
05. Sirius
06. Brother Disarmed
07. Prey Forgiveness
08. Damage Done
09. The Thirst
10. Dusk

Keep up to date with the band on Facebook & Twitter!

www.arceye.co.uk

Moss Of Moonlight Reveal ‘Eole’ Lyric Video From New Album ‘Winterwheel’


Blackened folk metal duo Moss Of Moonlight have released a lyric video for ‘Eole’ taken from the bands upcoming album ‘Winterwheel’ which is scheduled for release June 21st, 2013.

Singer, drummer and percussionist Jenn Grunigen comments on the song: “Eole is a song about Hretha, a little-known Anglo Saxon goddess. Because not much is known about her, we took some liberties in creating a mythic cycle of her own--a depiction that is, in all likelihood, utterly wrong. But this album is not just about adhering to ancient ways--it's about creating new ones (and one common interpretation of Hretha is that she's associated with rebirth). Humans are not what they once were, for better and worse. So, this song tells of humanity's power to give life--even to goddesses; it's the story of an elk and her feral, wandering goddess-companion whose life force thrives in human blood.”

See the video here: - 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y44a9hVBaDM

Described as "a true rarity in the black metal genre" by Pure Gain Audio, 'Winterwheel' follows the highly acclaimed debut 'Seed', a concept album about a band of Pacific North Western rebels that rise up and create the Republic of Cascadia. 'Winterwheel' digs deeper into the earth; a 45 minute trance into the otherworld’s. Using Anglo-Saxon chanting, haunting female vocals, visceral growls, and a giant atmosphere, Moss of Moonlight has put ancient Pagan ritual into song. It's an album of Anglo Saxon gods and primal Paganism and as the band says, "it reaches far beyond 'Seed', into colder and darker territories."

“Winterwheel is a ritual put to song. It embraces the turning of the seasons, and the necessary, vicious loop of birth and death” states Jenn Grunigen. “Each song delves into the nature of a different Anglo Saxon god or goddess, and is steeped in the old, cyclic roads of our Pagan ancestors, as well as the very language of the Anglo Saxons. With this wisdom and craft, we made new rites--in other words, Winterwheel, this sacrifice to the gods, the cosmos. With each play, the ritual is brought to life once more, and anyone willing to listen is a participant in the offering.”

www.mossofmoonlight.com

Shadow Kingdom Records To Release NIGHT DEMON Self-titled EP

On August 6th, Shadow Kingdom Records will release the self-titled four-song EP from NWOBHM-inspired upstarts NIGHT DEMON.

This California trio, featuring members of THE FUCKING WRATH, first started making noise in 2011. It didn't take long for the band to make a name for themselves with trad-metal maniacs from across the globe. In fact, shortly after establishing an online presence via Bandcamp, the organizers of Germany's Keep It True Festival offered NIGHT DEMON a place on the fest's 2014 line-up.

British metallic stylings reminiscent of Angel Witch, Raven and Iron Maiden are kicked into overdrive with an edgier and gritter dose of American venom. Consider NIGHT DEMON mandatory listening for any NWOBHM fan. The Shadow Kingdom Records CD release is remastered from the digital version and offers an undeniably superior sound.     
A video for the song "Night Demon," filmed, directed and produced by the band, is now playing at this location.

Pre-orders are available at www.store.shadowkingdomrecords.com.



Night Demon
The Chalice
Ancient Evil
The Ritual



Black Death Metal Thrash demons ACHERON have completed the recording process for their upcoming Listenable Records release, Kult Des Hasses.The album is now set to enter the mixing and mastering phase. 

ACHERON will be doing a mini-tour with INCANTATION in late July. The band has enlisted DISMEMBERMENT guitarist Jacob Shively to fill the slot of second guitarist. When asked if Shively would be their new permanent second guitarist, ACHERON founder Vincent Crowley stated, "Jacob is a talented guitarist and fan of the band. His group DISMEMBERMENT opened for ACHERON a few times and I really liked them. That is why I asked him about filling in. But we are taking baby steps. We've learned from past experiences not to just give hire someone right away. For now he is playing with us for all upcoming live shows. We'll just have to see if it progresses into something more. But we are indeed open to the idea if the dedication and chemistry is there."

ACHERON will also head to Germany to headline the Death Doomed the Age Fest in September and and return in October for the Under the Banner of the Black Light fest. 
Confirmed ACHERON Live Dates:
07/18 - Philadelphia, PA @ TBA
07/19 - Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar w/ INCANTATION
07/20 - Providence, RI @ Fete w/ INCANTATION
09/06 - Lichtenfels, Germany @ Death Doomed the Age Fest - www.deathdoomed.de
10/12 - Gieben, Germany @ Under the Banner of the Black Light fest - link

Jacob Shively 


Vincent Crowley - bass, vocals
Kyle Severn - drums
Art Taylor - Guitar

   www.listenable.net


UK Grindcore Enigma PURIFY THE HORROR To Release Untitled Debut; PureGrainAudio.com Debuts First Track 
From the bowels of Birmingham, England comes grindcore trio PURIFY THE HORROR. On July 30th of this year, the band will unleash a plague of savagery and chaos in the form of their untitled debut EP. To ensure the infection spreads as far as possible, the band is giving the release away as a free digital download.

Their identities hidden, but their agenda blatantly obvious, PURIFY THE HORROR have captured the true essence of grindcore with this offering of unbridled chaos. As a warning of things to come, PURIFY THE HORROR has taken over PureGrainAudio.com and uploaded the track "PIG" to the site's servers. Fans of the extreme and innocent bystanders are welcome to download the song free of charge (mental and physical tolls notwithstanding) at this location.

Survivors can check out the album sampler HERE.

  
1) The Deepening Revolt
2) P.I.G.
3) Future & Fantasy 
4) Kill Them All
5) Give Me Your Money
6) Wearing the Crown
7) Christmas Party Mayhem
8) Restitution
9) Imperialist
10) Pig Born
11) Shree-dela-badum-de-ladum-de
12) The Resistance

Get in touch with ClawhammerPR@gmail.com for press inquiries and digital promos. 


PURIFY THE HORROR consists of three individuals prominent within the underground music scene who have decided to remain anonymous and adopt the image of filthy pigs in an effort to effectively incite the grind revolution. The band's untitled debut EP is a 17-minute long celebration of sensory depravity propounded by a vile concoction of filthy riffage, blast-beats and a dual vocal attack which will leave you asking yourself, "What the fuck were they thinking?"
 
Sergeant Squeal: Vocals 
Fat-belly Pig: Additional vocals
Bear-Pig: Guitars & Bass
Lord-Pig: Drums & Lyrics   

Kaotoxin Records Releasing French Grind Compliation - In Grindo Veritas
Kaotoxin Records is going to grind your face right the hell off with the release of In Grindo Veritas: A Collective Work of French Grind Intoxication. Due out on July 2nd (a day later in North America), In Grindo Veritas features 44 tracks by 37 French grinders. That's over an hour of grind for the price of a single!

VS-Webzine has posted an exclusive stream of the entire compilation. Strap in, alert your next of kin and grind away at this location.

In Grindo Veritas is available in digital and CD formats at listen.kaotoxin.com



A gathering of 37 of France's up-and-coming Grinding acts along with some renewed
veterans (Gronibard, Pulmonary Fibrosis...) with either previously unreleased tracks (the vast majority) or exclusive versions (Nolentia, Trepan'Dead, Gronibard) for In Grindo VeritasA Collective Work of French Grindcore Intoxication was mastered by Dan O'Hare of Total Fucking Destruction at the Mark-It-Zero studios (Brutal Truth), curated by Florian of Department Of Correction, and features artwork by outstanding artist Luis Sendon (Brutal Truth, Obscene Extreme Fest, SWR Fest). From the crusty shores (Nolentia, Grist...) to the grinding Death Metal ones (Diktat), from the Goregrind insanity (Foetal Injury, Defecal Of Gerbe, Pulmonary Fibrosis, Gronibard...) to the technical Grind (Department Of Correction...), from traditional Grind (Yattaï, FaxE...) to cyber Grind (Mulk...) every subgenre of the 30 years old yet still raging Grindcore movement is featured, with a truck load of killer bands for the listener to discover.

Digital review copies are available. Contact ClawhammerPR@gmail.com
for
 review and airplay consideration. 
DISTRIBUTION
France - SoundWorks / UK & Eire - Code7 / US & Canada - MVD / Digital - The Orchard 
Web: www.kaotoxin.com  










DEVIL TO PAY Announces Live Dates

Indianapolis-based sludge/rock riff-mongers DEVIL TO PAY have announced a string of live dates in support of their recently released fourth album, Fate is Your Muse. The dates will see DEVIL TO PAY sharing stages with the likes of LO-PAN, VENOMOUS MAXIMOUS, EARTHEN GRAVE, SOULFLY and ZZ TOP.

DEVIL TO PAY Live:
6/20 - Indianapolis, IN @ Indy's Jukebox w/ Venomous Maximous, Teenage Strange
7/04 - Dayton, OH @ Blind Bob's w/ Lo-Pan, Neon Warship
7/05 - Chicago, IL @ Cobra Lounge w/ Lo-Pan
7/06 - Madison, WI @ Mr. Roberts w/ Lo-Pan, The Garza
7/07 - Indianapolis, IN @ Indy's Jukebox w/ Lo-Pan, Stealing Volume, Death Trap
7/11 - Detroit, MI @ PJ's Lager House w/ Lo-Pan
7/12 - Cleveland, OH @ The Foundry w/ Lo-Pan, Venomin James
7/13 - Columbus, OH @ Kobo w/ Lo-Pan, Barely Eagle, the Girls!
7/19 - Indianapolis, IN @ Rock House w/ Phoenix on the Fault Line, Dell Zell
8/10 - Chicago, IL @ Mayne Stage w/ Earthen Grave
8/11 - Indianapolis, IN @ The Vogue w/ Soulfly
8/25 - Noblesville, IN @ Klipsch Music Center w/ ZZ Top, Kid Rock
9/21 - Indianapolis, IN @ Old National Center w/ Indy Metal Fest
Fate is Your Muse was released earlier this year on Ripple Music. The album is currently  available on CD, digital and vinyl formats at www.ripple-music.com.

Ripple Music still has a handful of the Limited Edition Splatter Vinyl packages on hand. Limited to a run of 100 units, this clear splatter vinyl comes with a signed poster, digital download card and tarot card lyric sheet insert. Order the package at this location.     
Fate is Your Muse is an introspective lyrical journey that careens from the metaphysical, to the absurd, to the pragmatic (and back again), all set to bone crushing heaviness wrapped in elaborate vocal melodies and elegant guitar phrases. Exploring topics such as reincarnation, the end of days, and the thin veil between reality and fantasy, the Indianapolis foursome create a rare musical experience; one that will have heavy rock fans returning for the primal emotional riffs, as well as the complex and heady lyrical content.




"I feel the need to go and dance round a pole. Fate Is Your Muse is the soundtrack to every seedy strip club you ever wanted to go to." [4.5/5] - TBFM Online

"Fate Is Your Muse mixes hard riffing and suave grooves into a twelve track fat album of boot stomping, head moshing magnificence that you didn't even know had been missing from your life." - TheMidlandsRocks.com 


DEVIL TO PAY is available for interviews. To book a time/day to speak with the band or inquire about emailers, contact ClawhammerPR@gmail.com 



QUEST OF AIDANCE To Release Misanthropic Propaganda
July 23rd in North America


Swedish Deathgrind behemoths QUEST OF AIDANCE, featuring members of SCAR SYMMETRY, UNMOORED, TORCHBEARER and INCAPACITY, have announced a July 23rd North American release date for their debut, 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.

A music video for the album track 'Anyx' is now playing at this location.

Misanthropic Propaganda is being released by Pulverised Records.



Digital promos are in circulation to the North American press. ContactClawhammerPR@gmail.com for press inquiries. 

QUEST OF AIDANCE is:

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





THE PETE FLESH DEATHTRIP: Mortui Vivos Docent Out July 23
in North America on Pulverised Records



THE PETE FLESH DEATHTRIP (previously known as FLESH) reinstates his god-degrading faith with a brand new hellish mockery entitled Mortui Vivos Docent.
Proving once again with a flair for discordant Death Metal obscurity, Mortui Vivos Docenttruly exceeds all of Mr. Flesh's previous releases; the iniquitous vibe is clearly more evident and with blasphemous intent reeking in pure ominous fashion.With the abhorrent artwork and layout designed and conceptualized by Erik Sahlström (Crucifyre, General Surgery, etc), "Mortui Vivos Docent" was recorded, mixed and mastered at Studio Beast, Sweden, by Peter Bjärgö (Tyrant, Crypt Of Kerberos, ex-Vinterland, etc). The dead shall guide the living in all eternal pyre!
Mortui Vivos Docent is set for a July 23rd North American release on Pulverised Records.
   
       
Digital promos are in circulation to the North American press. ContactClawhammerPR@gmail.com for press inquiries.

The Pete Flesh Deathtrip is the crypt and dungeon of Pete Flesh (ex-Deceiver, ex-Maze Of Torment, ex-Thrown). The project started through a strong vision in late 2001. After three albums and an extended creative hiatus, the fourth album, entitled Mortui Vivos Docent, is in progress. This time, the recording took place in Studio Beast with Peter Bjärgö (Tyrant, Crypt Of Kerberos) as producer and Andreas Jonsson (Tyrant, The Black, Vinertand) as the new session drummer. The album is being released on Pulverised Records.


Recording line-up for Mortui Vivos Docent 

Pete Flesh: Vocals/Guitars/Bass
Micke Broberg: Session Vocals
Andreas Jonsson: Session Drums
  
  

  








SKELETAL SPECTRE: TheRitualMag.com Streams 'Black Augury Hollow'

With the North American release date of SKELETAL SPECTRE's Voodoo Dawn looming on the horizon, TheRitualMag.com is ushering in the darkness with a stream of album track 'Black Augury Hollow' and an exclusive interview with frontwoman Vanessa Nocera.

The interview and stream can both be found at this location.

Spearheaded by the unholy Death / Doom Metal queen Vanessa Nocera, Voodoo Dawnproudly displays a plethora of sagacious riffs that crush like a two-ton hammer and yet sickens enough to contaminate a diseased swamp. Sludge parts crawl in and out on occasions in an malefic alliance with some ugly D-Beat indulgence!

With the entire full-length effort written and recorded at Morbid Apparition Studios while mixing and mastering duties were reined under the watchful eye of Patrick Bruss (Ribspreader, Acid Witch, Cianide, Impetigo, etc), and with the artistic scarring by Adam Geyer (Bone Gnawer, Fondlecorpse, Wooden Stake, etc Voodoo Dawn is a tormenting solace of the most hideous hex-ridden Death Metal to ever cross one's path.

The album will hit North America on June 25th via Pulverised Records.
 

"...one of the dirtiest classic death metal sounds that I have heard since 1990..."
- WickedChannel.com   
      
Contact ClawhammerPR@gmail.com for press inquiries.


SKELETAL SPECTRE began in 2008 by "Behold the Pentagram" who wanted to start a band with a heavy Doom Metal influence. He hooked up with two other friends of his and the trio began writing and recording their debut album, Tomb Coven, which was released by Razorback Recordings in late 2009. The album was a mix of Celtic Frost worship, old-Black Sabbath, and early 90's Swedish Death Metal ala Entombed. It proved to be a great debut that helped establish the band in a very-crowded underground metal scene. In the months after the release the band worked on some material for a planned MCD that eventually was canceled due to the guitar player leaving the band to work on other non-metal projects. "Behold the Pentagram" still wanting to continue the band, started working on songs for a 2nd album.

In November of 2010, Vanessa Nocera, known from the American Death Metal and Doom bands Scaremaker and Wooden Stake, and who had helped write lyrics for the first album, officially joined the band as lead vocalist; bringing a fresh and original approach to the band. "Behold the Pentagram" was looking for a singer that could do actual singing on the doomier parts, as well as evil death metal vocals on the more aggressive parts. After hearing Vanessa's melodic vocals for Wooden Stake and death metal vocals for Scaremaker, he knew this was the right singer for the band. At the same time, "Behold the Pentagram" took over guitar duties as well as bass, and "Haunting the Beyond" remained in the band as the drummer.

With the new line-up in place, the 2nd album was recorded. An eight-song juggernaut of heavy, down-tuned, powerful Doom/Death Metal, with an even bigger emphasis on slower, catchier riffs and a more intense vocal performance. The 2nd album, titled Occult Spawned Premonitions showcased the band at their absolute best: "Behold the Pentagram's" destructive, earth-shattering riffs and Vanessa's demonic and ghostly death-banshee-from-hell vocals and love for classic gothic and supernatural horror themes! This is simply a band and album that will leave Doom and Death Metal fans very pleased and hungry for more!

In late 2011, the band began work on their 3rd album, Voodoo Dawn, which saw the band wanting to go in a more extreme direction, but still keeping the killer melodies and catchy hooks from the first two albums.Voodoo Dawn, was completed in 2012 and is even better and more intense than ever before, showcasing the band's heaviness and memorable song writing along with an even more incredible vocal performance from Vanessa, who really gives her greatest vocal assault ever in a pure Death Metal way. This is truly the Skeletal Spectre album where everything has come together at last. A cohesive, dark, extreme, catchy, and utterly heavy Swedish Death Metal album with some of the most vicious female Death Metal vocals ever heard.





SKELETAL SPECTRE is: 

Vanessa Nocera - All Vocals 

Behold The Pentagram - Guitar & Bass 

Haunting The Beyond: Drums









Ripple Music's EARTHEN GRAVE to Debut New Single Ahead of Appearance At Days of the Doomed Fest III
Ripple Music's newest band, Chicago doom-metallers EARTHEN GRAVE, will debut their new song, "death is another word...." prior to their upcoming appearance at Days of the Doom Fest III June 21st and 22nd, 2013.  

The newly recorded single from the upcoming remastered release of EARTHEN GRAVE's self-titled debut, finds the band unleashing a terror of groove-laden, classic metal and doom. Twin guitar harmonies sear through the riff-fest of pure darkness and post-Sabbath heaviness. "death is another word...." is one of several bonus tracks exclusive to the Ripple Music re-release of the fully remastered EARTHEN GRAVE debut, appearing on both the CD and double-LP versions of the album.  

June 17th is the date on which "death is another word.... " will be leaked in a worldwide premiere, setting the stage for EARTHEN GRAVE with Rachel Barton Pine to terrorize the gathered masses at the ever-growing festival in Cudahy, Wisconsin. Ripple Music will offer the single in conjunction with Mercyful Mike Productions on the Homepage of Days of The Doomed Fest -- www.daysofthedoomed.com.

On Friday, June 14th, "death is another word..." will be available as a payable download through the Ripple Music Bandcamp Site -- ripplemusic.bandcamp.com 

A limited amount of CDs and LPs will be available at the Days of the Doomed fest. And keep an eye open for the world-wide release of the CD and double-LP on July 9th, available through Nail Distribution, Code 7, Clearspot, and the Ripple Music Store. 

EARTHEN GRAVE Live Dates:

June 22nd @ The Blue Pig - Cudahy, WI **
Days of The Doomed Fest III (Event Page)

July 20th @ The Boiler Room - Dallas, TX **
Heavy Fest II (Event Page)

August 10th @ Mayne Stage - Chicago, IL **
Record Release Party w/ Devil To Pay & Divinity Compromised (Event Page)

October 12th @ 3 Kings Tavern - Denver, CO
Denver Doom Fest III (www.facebook.com/denverdoomfest3)

** - EARTHEN GRAVE featuring Rachael Barton Pine


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).

"...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

"...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




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DISPARAGED Signs With Apostasy Records

Apostasy Records and Swiss Death Metal act DISPARAGED have recently entered into an unholy alliance that will see the band release their upcoming fourth album on the label.

DISPARAGED exists to dispel any existing stereotypes regarding the laid-back nature of the Swiss. The quartet rounds off dynamic drums and harsh brutality with downright virtuous melodies within the solos. Their compositions are similarly conclusive and thrilling. DISPARAGED was formed in 1999 and since released a trio of well-received albums -OverlustBlood Source and The Wrath Of God. Their most recent release featured the mixing and mastering skills of Jacob Hansen (Aborted, Destruction, Pestilence).

DISPARAGED commented, "We are very proud to have found in Apostasy Records a for us perfectly tailored partner. We are looking forward to the cooperation and the release of our new album!"

Additional details and updates are coming soon.



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