Heavy Metal News – January 26, 2013

ROTTING CHRIST: Title Track Of New Album Available For Streaming

Reposted from Blabbermouth.net

“Kata Ton Demona Eaftou” (“Do What Thou Wilt”), the title track of the eleventh full-length studio album from Greek extreme metal veterans ROTTING CHRIST, can be streamed using the SoundCloud player at THIS LOCATION. The CD will be released on March 5 (four days earlier in Europe) via Season Of Mist. The band spent more than four months at Deva Soundz studios in Athens crafting what it says “may be its darkest and more mystical and occult outcome ever.” The CD was mixed by Jens Borgen (AMON AMARTH, PARADISE LOST, KATATONIA, OPETH) at Fascination Street Studios in Örebro, Sweden.

“Kata Ton Demona Eaftou” track listing:

01. In Yumen – Xibalba
02. P’unchaw Kachun – Tuta Kachun
03. Grandis Spiritus Diavolos
04. Kata Ton Demona Eaftou
05. Cine Iubeste Si Lasa
06. Iwa Woodoo
07. Gilgames
08. Rusalka
09. Ahura Mazda Anra Mainiuu
10. 666

The album will be made available as jewel case CD, double gatefold LP and limited-edition digibox, including a digipak CD with bonus track “Welcome To Hel”, a pendant in velvet bag and a flag.

In a recent interview with RockOverdose.gr, ROTTING CHRIST mainman Sakis Tolis stated about the band’s new CD, “The album was recorded entirely by me, except, of course, the drums which were taken care of by my brother.”

ROTTING CHRIST’s last album, “Aealo”, came out in March 2010. The CD sold around 400 copies in the United States in its first week of release. The CD landed at position No. 144 on the Top New Artist Albums (Heatseekers) chart, which lists the best-selling albums by new and developing artists, defined as those who have never appeared in the Top 100 of The Billboard 200.

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PRIMAL FEAR Renews Partnership With FRONTIERS RECORDS

Reposted from Blabbermouth.net

Frontiers Records and PRIMAL FEAR are pleased to announce to have renewed their partnership for another multi-album deal, which will include two more studio releases and one live CD and DVD. The band is already in advanced stages for the songwriting of the next studio album, to be recorded during the summer for an early 2014 release.

Commented PRIMAL FEAR bass player, songwriter and producer Mat Sinner: “We’re very excited about the final news that we will renew our contract with Frontiers Records for some more albums. My personal thanks go out to Serafino and Mario for their patience to deal with me.

“The band is very happy to continue with Frontiers Records after the release of our worldwide most successful album, ‘Unbreakable’, and their great work.

“We plan to enter the recording studio during the summer to record a new, ass-kicking, pure metal album!”

Added Frontiers Records president Serafino Perugino: “Working with Mat, Ralf and the other guys from PRIMAL FEAR is truly a professional delight. Not only they are among some of the true living talents of heavy metal music, but also outstanding professionals who live up to their word and to the expectations that all the fans have from them. Long live PRIMAL FEAR!”

PRIMAL FEAR’s latest album, “Unbreakable”, sold around 600 copies in the United States in its first week of release. The CD landed at position No. 44 on the Top New Artist Albums (Heatseekers) chart, which lists the best-selling albums by new and developing artists, defined as those who have never appeared in the Top 100 of The Billboard 200.

Released on January 24, 2012 in the U.S. via Frontiers Records, “Unbreakable” was tracked in part at House Of Music studios in Winterbach, Germany with producer/bassist Mat Sinner and engineer Achim Köhler (EDGUY, MASTERPLAN).

Pictured below (left to right): PRIMAL FEAR singer Ralf Scheepers, Frontiers Records president Serafino Perugino and PRIMAL FEAR bassist Mat Sinner

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HYPOCRISY: New Album Cover Artwork, Track Listing Revealed

Reposted from Blabbermouth.net

Swedish death metallers HYPOCRISY will release their new album, “End Of Disclosure”, in Europe on March 22 via Nuclear Blast Records. The CD’s title track is now available for free download at this location.

“End Of Disclosure” was produced by HYPOCRISY mastermind Peter Tägtgren at his Abyss Studio in Sweden. The artwork was created by Wes Benscoter (SLAYER, KREATOR, NILE, VADER).

“This time, I wanted to go back to the basics,” says Peter. “[I] felt like we lost it for the last couple of albums. It’s straight to the point. It’s more HYPOCRISY than ever — the fast, the heavy, the epic. Enjoy!”

“End Of Disclosure” track listing:

01. End Of Disclosure
02. Tales Of Thy Spineless
03. The Eye
04. United We Fall
05. 44 Double Zero
06. Hell Is Where I Stay
07. Soldier Of Fortune
08. When Death Calls
09. The Return

HYPOCRISY’s latest DVD/CD, “Hell Over Sofia – 20 Years Of Chaos And Confusion”, was released in October 2011 via Nuclear Blast. The disc contains footage of the band’s February 27, 2010 concert at the Blue Box club in Sofia, Bulgaria.

HYPOCRISY’s latest album, “A Taste Of Extreme Divinity”, sold 1,400 copies in the United States in its first week of release. The CD landed at position No. 23 on the Top New Artist Albums (Heatseekers) chart, which lists the best-selling albums by new and developing artists, defined as those who have never appeared in the Top 100 of The Billboard 200.

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Texas Grind Crew PLF Announce Impending Release of ‘Devious Persecution and Wholesale Slaughter’ LP

Champions of all things short, fast, and loud Six Weeks Records are proud to announce that they’ll be releasing Devious Persecution and Wholesale Slaughter, the new LP from Houston, TX grindcore commandos PLF.

The album is due out on February 8th, 2013, and was recorded/mixed in spring/summer 2012 by Garry Brents at GAB Recordings and Mike BBQ at Big Door Studios, and mastered by Jack Control (World Burns to Death, Severed Head of State) at Enormous Door in Summer 2012. The album artwork comes courtesy of Daniel Shaw. The album features Bryan Fajardo (Phobia, Noisear, Kill the Client, Gridlink) on drums, and is poised to be the most vicious, neck-snappingly infectious grind record of 2013. You’ve been warned!

Devious Persecution and Wholesale Slaughter is the veteran grindfreaks’ third full-length and fourteenth overall release since their 1999 inception. Their discography stretches to include two LPs (Pulverizing Lethal Force in 2007 and Crushing Fury of Bastardization in 2008), a 7” ep (Swarming Industrial Cancer, 2003),  two split LPs (with Germany’s Bizarre X in 2005, and California’s In Disgust in 2010), and nine (!) split 7” eps with a dizzying array of international bands, including Unholy Grave, Cyness, and Massgrave)

Since they came thrashing and howling into life, PLF have wrought havoc across the globe, sullying the stage at Maryland Death Fest i(2009/2010), Bloodshed Festival in the Netherlands (2008/2011), Obscene Extreme in the Czech Republic (2006), UGZ Speed Trials (2008 /2010), Etengabeko Zarata Festival in Spain’s Basque Country (2008), Rites of Darkness (2011), and Short, Fast and Loud Zine’s 10 year Anniversary Festival (2011) amongst others, and playing many hundreds of shows in clubs, warehouses, squats, houses, basements, open air stadiums, ‘metal clubs’, bars, parking lots, fields, pool halls, and garages across North America and Europe.

Devious Persecution and Wholesale Slaughter will be available on CD and LP on February 8th. It can be purchased directly from Six Weeks Records (http://www.sixweeksrecords.com/) or from Independent Label Distribution (www.ildistro.com).

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