Oct 23


Reposted from Blabbermouth.net

Extreme metallers BRUJERIA have inked a deal with Nuclear Blast Entertainment. The band is putting the finishing touches on its fourth album for a 2015 release.

BRUJERIA‘s current touring lineup includes CARCASS frontman Jeff Walker (a.k.a. El Cynico) on bass and NAPALM DEATH bassist Shane Embury (a.k.a. Hongo) on guitar.

BRUJERIA‘s last full-length effort, “Brujerizmo”, came out in 2000 via Roadrunner.


* Juan Brujo (John Lepe) – Vocals
* Fantasma (Pat Hoed) – Vocals, Bass
* El Cynico (Jeffrey Walker) – Bass, Guitar, Vocals
* Hongo (Shane Embury) – Guitar, Drum Programming
* Hongo Jr. – Drums Auxiliary
* Pinche Peach – Vocals, Samples
* Pititis (Gaby Dominguez) – Female Vocals, Backing Vocals, Guitar
* A Kuerno (Chris Paccou) – Guitar
* Baby Brujo III

Read more at http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/brujeria-signs-with-nuclear-blast-entertainment/#1F6rF8xbJvj2HSic.99


Oct 22

Album Review: Dire Omen – Wresting the Revelation of Futility

Dire Omen - Wresting the Revelation of Futility

Dire Omen [Canada]
Wresting the Revelation of Futility
Full Length
Dark Descent Records
Black/Death Metal

It has been quite a long while since the last bestial black/death metal release that I really enjoyed, and it is quite fitting that the first one to once again hook me back into this filthy abyss is a Canadian band and their Dark Descent Records debut. Since 2008, Dire Omen has been honing their craft, and almost 6 years on, the band finally releases their first ever full length album, Wresting the Revelation of Futility.

The first thing that caught my attention on Wresting the Revelation of Futility were the drums of Kevin on Here and Hereafter (Overture), reminding me of the entire reason behind my initial love with the genre: the primitive yet relentless and aggressive style that bands like Dire Omen tend to portray. And along with the chaotic riffs of Rolando, one quickly starts to draw comparisons with bands such as AntediluvianMitochondrion or Heresiarch. The playing style of Rolando, alternating between crushing chugs and trem-picking add to the delight of fans of Grave Miasma or Incantation, leaving one constantly at the edge. On moments where the band decides to take things down a notch in terms of speed and heaviness, they replace it with haunting atmospherics, most obvious on songs like Hemotically Possessed.

The production of Wresting the Revelation of Futility is raw and filthy as fuck, and that resulting cavernous sound of the record reminds one of those atmospheric releases of bands like Pseudogod or even Grave Miasma, with the playing style of Dire Omen. Furthermore, the nice thing is that the bass of Connor is mixed rather high on the record, and his booming bass certainly adds to the already ominous ambient, leaving one feel even more at unease.

Dire Omen‘s Wresting the Revelation of Futility is everything that a record from a genre as such should be – filthy, brutal and unapologetically bestial.

Rating: ★★★★★ 

Dire Omen on the internet:
Dark Descent Records

Oct 22

OBITUARY Streaming New Album Inked in Blood on Loudwire

Death metal legends OBITUARY make their Relapse debut with Inked In Blood, their 9th full length LP. Inked in Blood will be released October 27th in North America/UK/World and Germany/Benelux/Finland on October 24th via Relapse Records. Almost three decades in, Inked In Blood stands out as one of the finest moments in OBITUARY‘s already godlike discography.

Today OBITUARY are giving fans a chance to hear Inked in Blood in its entirety one week before the album is released.  The band has teamed up with Loudwire for an exclusive full album stream.  Listen to Inked in BloodHERE.

Guitar World is giving away an autographed ESP guitar signed by the entire band at this locationOBITUARY have also partnered with Metal Injection for a vocal cover contest for the song “Violence”.  Details can be seen HERE.

Inked in Blood is available for pre-order from Relapse Records HERE and via iTunes HERE.  The album will be released on CD/Deluxe CD/2xLP/Digital/Deluxe Digital.  The limited edition, one time press deluxe CD includes two exclusive bonus songs and is packaged in a 3D embossed digipak along with a die-cut album cover sticker.   The bonus songs, available on the deluxe CD and digital verisons, are two classic tracks (“Intoxicated” and “Bloodsoaked”), from Slowly We Rot, re-recorded this year live out of Morrisound Studios in Tampa, FL and engineered by legendary death metal producer Jim Morris. A special vinyl color will be available exclusively via each of the following means: North American Indie Stores, Florida record stores, Relapse.com and for Kickstarter backers.

Obituary - Inked in Blood

Oct 22

ATRIARCH: Pitchfork Streams New LP From Death/Doom Alchemists In Its Entirety

With the release of An Unending Pathway, the haunting new long player from Pacific Northwest atmospheric death/doom alchemists, ATRIARCH, now less than a week away, today Pitchfork is streaming the record in its entirety.

Tracked at Type Foundry in Portland, Oregon, produced by Billy Anderson (Sleep, Eyehategod, Melvins et al) and the band, engineered and mixed by Anderson at Everything Hz, also in Portland, and mastered by Brad Boatright (Sleep, Beastmilk, Nails) at Audiosiege, An Unending Pathwayboasts seven cataclysmic soundscapes made of cryptic atmospheres and droning floods of ritualistic sludge. Offering true purification through sonic ritual, ATRIARCH‘s third full-length fuses all the prime tenets of death rock, doom, black metal, post punk and psychedelic drone/noise, into something that is at once tempting and petrifying.

Cvlt Nation applauds the outfit’s, “arresting and welcome combination of doom metal, death rock, black metal, and Mid Eastern-influenced darkwave sound,” Noisey notes, “There’s a lurching, ritualistic feel to the proceedings, and a dire hopelessness in the vocals that doesn’t let up for a moment. It’s death rock that ODs on death… The end result is as dark and eerily atmospheric as an abandoned graveyard at midnight,” while Sea Of Tranquility commends, “An Unending Pathway is so out there at times that it’s almost puzzling. For some, this melting pot of sounds, mixed with the frightening tone of much of the album, is going to be very unsettling….” Elsewhere the sentiment echoes. In a 4/5 rating, Metal Riot elaborates, “‘Collapse’ breathes with terrific shifting drums Moonspell or The Cult fans could appreciate equally. There is a deranged charm to the vocal and unity in this song that owns the feeling coveted. Marching drums ring in ‘Revenant,’ a more interesting song that bridges military black metal and noise rock influences with some tortured screams before drooping into a death shuffle. The patience of the slow bass line and sustained notes paired with sudden bursts of black metal drumming is worth the whole record alone.” AddsMetal Storm in an 8.5/10 score, “If the third album of a band’s discography is typically held as the ‘make it or break it.’ point, these guys not only break through the wall, they pummel it into dust.”

Experience An Unending Pathway in full courtesy of Pitchfork at THIS LOCATION.

ATRIARCH - An Unending Pathway

Oct 22

ABYSMAL DAWN Streaming New Album in Full on Metal Sucks

ABYSYMAL DAWN are less than one week away from the release of their new album Obsolescence.  That being said, the band has teamed up with Metal Sucks for an exclusive stream of Obsolescence beginning today.  Visit the link HERE, to listen to Obsolescence in its entirety courtesy of Metal Sucks.

Obsolescence will be released October 27th in North America (UK/World October 27th and Germany/Benelux/Finland on October 24th) via Relapse Records.  Obsolescence is available for pre-order from Relapse RecordsHERE and digitally via Bandcamp HERE. The album can be pre-ordered on iTunes HERE. The album will be released on CD/LP/Digital/Deluxe Digital formats.  The CD and digital releases include a bonus cover of Dissection’s “Night’s Blood” and the digital deluxe version includes demo recordings of every song on the album.  A Relapse.comexclusive vinyl color is also available and includes a full color album cover poster.  The devastating, otherworldly artwork was created by Pär Oloffson. (The Faceless, Spawn of Possession).

Throughout the recording of Obsolescence, ABYSMAL DAWN shot a series of videos documenting the process. The first video in the series can be viewedHERE and the second episode can be seen HERE and the third video in the series can be viewed HERE.

A lyric video for the song “Laborem Morte Liberat Te” can be viewed HERE.

In support of Obsolescence,ABYSMAL DAWN are on the road with Deicide through October 28th in Dallas, TX.

ABYSMAL DAWN strikes the perfect balance between extreme songwriting and exceptional skill with an infectious blend of technical yet memorable riffs, throat shredding vocals, and crushing rhythms delivered with machine gun precision. With Obsolescence, ABYSMAL DAWN unleash a veritable beast of a record and the perfect example of what 21st century death metal should sound like.  The album was produced by Mike Bear at Artisan Road and mixed and mastered by John Haddad (Intronaut, Exhumed, Phobia) atTrench Studios.

Obsolescence Track Listing:

1. Human Obsolescence

2. Perfecting Slavery (featuring Christian Muenzer) 

3. Inanimate

4. Devouring the Essence of God (featuring Bobby Koelble)

5. One Percent Incomplete

6. Loathed in Life / Praised in Death

7. By My Demons

8. Laborem Morte Liberat Te

9. The Inevitable Return to Darkness

Bonus Track:

10. Night’s Blood (DISSECTION cover)

Abysmal Dawn - Obsolescene

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