Mesopotamian black/thrash pioneers MELECHESH will release their new album, “Enki”, on March 10, 2015 via Nuclear Blast. The follow-up to 2010’s “The Epigenesis” was recorded in Greece by Giorgos Bokos (ROTTING CHRIST) while Jonas Kjellgren (IMMORTAL, LEGION OF THE DAMNED, OVERKILL, HYPOCRISY) took care of the mix and mastering at his Black Lounge Studios in Sweden. “Enki” also features guest appearances by Max Cavalera (SOULFLY, SEPULTURA) and Sakis Tolis (ROTTING CHRIST) on vocals as well Rob Caggiano (VOLBEAT, ANTHRAX) on lead guitar.View full post
German hard rock veterans SCORPIONS will release their new album, “Return To Forever”, on February 23 in Europe, according to the band’s French fan club Crazyscorps.View full post
VOICES: UK Dark Avant Sound Contortionists To Release London Full-Length In North America Next Month
UK dark avant sound contortionists, VOICES, will release their sophomore full-length, London, in North America next month. Tracked at Hackney Studios, the offering delivers fourteen bastardized tracks of progressive blackened psychedelic melancholia centered on the forgotten and diseased underbelly of England’s capital city. Featuring former members of Akercocke and My Dying Bride,VOICES manifests perfectly imperfect sounds to welcome the end of creation, the extinction of the human, the collapse of music as we once knew…View full post
Long-running Swedish black metallers DARK FUNERAL have announced the addition of frontman Heljarmadr and bassist Natt to the group’s ranks.
With roots in the second half of the ’90s black metal scene and with tentacles in bands such as highly respected GRÁ, DOMGÅRD and CURSED 13 comes Heljarmadr, a raw force from the underground. Known as a fierce frontman, both on stage and on recordings with his previous bands, he will now step up and claim a seat in the throne room of DARK FUNERAL to inflict deep scars and infect wounds in the black metal scene. The name Heljarmadr derives from the old Scandinavian languages, simply meaning “a man belonging to hell.” With a lot of experience in the arts of creating dark satanic music, he will play a key role in shaping the future vocal and lyrical direction of DARK FUNERAL. Expect nothing but excellence, pure darkness and uncompromising evil!
Polish extreme black metal force INFERNAL WAR is currently undertaking mastering duties after finishing the recording of the new album. Band’s highly anticipated thrid studio opus will be entiled “Axiom” and is expected to drop in early 2015 via Agonia Records. Cover artwork is available below.View full post
Where Greater Men Have Fallen is the long-anticipated new studio album from Ireland’s most revered metal craftsman, PRIMORDIAL. Released via Metal Blade late last month, the record debuted at #24 on Billboard’s Top New Artist Chart, #43 on Billboard’s Top New Artist Chart, #104 on Billboard’s Independent Albums Chart and, offering up some of the band’s deepest, most conceptually profound and wildly epic compositions to date, continues to floor fans and critics worldwide.View full post
“Nail Them To The Cross”, the new video from long-running Swedish black metallers DARK FUNERAL, can be seen below. The song was recorded at Dugout Studios in Uppsala, Sweden and was mixed and mastered by Daniel Bergstrand. The clip was directed by Owe Lingvall.View full post
ENSIFERUM: Finnish Folk Metal Collective To Release New Full-Length This February Via Metal Blade Records
Finland’s favorite folk metal collective and recent Metal Blade signees, ENSIFERUM, will unleash their sixth studio album this Winter. Titled One Man Army, the predominantly analog-recorded offering was tracked between September and November of this year with award-winning producer Anssi Kippo (Children Of Bodom, Impaled Nazarene, Entwine etc.) at Astia-Studios in Lappeenranta, Finland.View full post
Originally released in 1998, EXHUMED’s now-classic debut full-length, Gore Metal, was a boundary defying offering of filth-ridden, grinding, over-the-top death-metal. Unrepentantly fast, furious and maniacal, Gore Metal gleamed with a delightful audio repugnance bedecked in blazing riff infiltrations, slasher-film-inspired lyrics and vile cover art. It was the record that made Carcass seem PG-rated by comparison and thus certified itself as a true underground classic.View full post
Italian power trio, UFOMAMMUT, is putting the final details on the band’s anticipated seventh studio full-length in order for the album to see an early Spring 2015 worldwide release, once again through Neurot Recordings. While virtually no specific details on the album are yet to be revealed to the public, the album is fully mixed, mastered and going into production now. The record’s title, release date and much more will be unveiled at the dawn of 2015, and mass album and tour updates will ensue through the rest of the year.View full post