Sunday, June 18, 2017

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New EP "Divination" by HELSLAVE is both crushing and memorable, playing Swedish inspired Death Metal in the vein of Grave, Entombed and Desultory. Prepare yourself for grim and murky death metal in the old style, the kind of stuff that doesn't rely on triggered blast beats, light-in-the-loafers warbling, or anything but the crudest building blocks to construct its killing art.

Recorded at 16th Cellar Studio (Hideous Divinity, Decrepit Birth) and Mixed & Masterd by Sverker Widgren (Diabolical) at Wing Studios. LISTEN to the track "Lord Of Lies" here: 

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Norway's Dødsritual and their new offering "Under Sort Sol" is radical, twisted, vicious, and progressive. Filled with all manner of haunted, unexpected melodies, harbored over ten tracks and 46+ minutes. Incredible structure, with their own quality brand of semi-epic, ferociously ripping, mixture of Black Metal genres. All flowing seamlessly track to track, working in all these many styles and influences into their riffs and interludes. "Under Sort Sol" is a proud testament to what made the Scandinavian originators so groundbreaking. The album has the atmosphere, the aggression, and the songs to make a spine-tingling and all-around pleasurable listen. WATCH THE OFFICIAL VIDEO for the track "Under Sort Sol" here: 


1. Under Sort Sol
2. Lost in the Remains
3. Dømt til å leve
4. Alt Lys er Slukket
5. Venomtongue
6. A Glorious Past
7. The Eternal Return
8. The Visitor
9. Oh Nemesis
10. Dark Hole

Photo Credit: Jørn Veberg

Sunday, June 11, 2017

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Violent Life Violent Death have published a new video for the track "Sharp Suits" taken from their debut EP "V-EP".

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After months of silence & unholy rituals under the moonlight Italy’s Doom & Occult preachers CARONTE are happy to announce the release of their third full length album : “YONI”.
The record is going to be released the 29.10.2017 via Van Records and will be available in 2 formats: CD-Digipak and Vinyl.
Yoni is the most magic filled work the band has ever written! “It's music is more direct and its lyrics are more hermetic”, quotes the band. “It's the closing of our first cycle of activity since we were born, precisely 7 years ago.”

There are 7 tracks on the album, just like the previous two, and, with this record, the first trilogy dedicated to Thelema and to traditional Shamanism will be complete.

“We truly hope that the energy we poured in our work wil reach all of you who have always supported us. We wrote and recorded the tracks as part of our rituals, which remain a vital part of our artistic activity.”


1. ABRAXAS 2. Ecstasy of Hecate 
3. Promethean Cult 
4. Shamanic Meditation of The Bright Star
TOTEM6. The Moonchild 
7. V.I.T.R.I.O.L
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Saturday, June 10, 2017

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German Prog Metal Band  BLEEDING will be touring together with PSYCHOTIC WALTZ. The band will be the support act on the Tour in June 2017. So do not miss these fantastic bands.

16.06.2016 Graspop, Dessel (Belgium)
17.06.2017 Flour, Amersfoort (The Netherlands)
18.06.2017 Hypothalamus, Rheine (Germany)
19.06.2017 Das Bett, Frankfurt (Germany)
20.06.2017 Backstage, München (Germany)
21.06.2017 Musik & Frieden, Berlin (Germany)
23.06.2017 Copenhell, Kopenhagen (Denmark)
24.06.2017 Turock, Essen (Germany)

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One of the best bands to emerge from the depth's of the underground in recents years. Their 2016 debut 'Mork Profeti', album was one of this writers best picks of the year and I am glad to finally get the chance to interview them!

How did the band come together, did you know each other before or have you come to know each other since forming? 

For a start it is  our  not first project, All the band members had  a good experience in other bands .With the rhythm ,solo guitarist and  Hungary drummer Donets Stepan we had a joint symphonic prohresive  death  metal project CrystalNight  i was played in a keybords in this project .

According to the Encyclopedia Metallum the band formed in 2015 that means you created your debut album in one year, which is astounding when listening to the album because its a very accomplished piece of work, not only in the riffs and musicianship but also in the dynamics and structures, it usually takes bands two or three albums to reach the heights accomplished on Mork Profeti. How long did you spend working on the songs.

Óes band was formed in 2015 but honestly we not spend for album full year. we recording it much more faster . we spend more time for searching where releasing it .we spend nearly 3 month for recording this album .As I said before our team has a lot experity in other music project that's why we dont need  much time  for doing that . 

3 What did the writing process look like, did you rehearse a lot before entering the studio? 

In our team all thing going really quick . Cuz each member took his part of the work on material . for example all musician part was made by our solo guitars player Max . All lyrics by out ryhtm guitar player Leo . thast why we dont spend much time on the conflicts of ideas .

Did you use any material from any privious bands or has it all been written since forming the band? 

Almost all materials was wrote special for this project . Totally fresh new vision . Except the song Lade Evil it's cover on our old music project for the memory , cuz it's was first our project  in wich we was gethered up in frist time .

What is the meaning behind the title of the album and what subject matter do you deal with in the lyrics?

shortly said, it's a set of the propheties with warning to possibilities of the ends of the world .

What is the scene like in your home country are their any other great bands that we should know about? 
I think so the most great  band in Ukraine it's  Lucifugum and Nokturnal Mortum .

If you had to describe your bands sound using only your influeneces which bands would you use to describe your sound? 

Hard to said . Perhaps it's the mean difference between as an the other bands .Coz At that moment, as all try to adhere to what standards, the old-school sound. We are all trying to find our unique sound. What would be our different. I think we are on the right way .

What is next on the agenda for the  band ?

working of new album.Take part in concerts . festivals. And planing a tours

If there is one thing you would like to achieve with the band what is it?

I guess like every bands of the world , with trying to make a good music , We want  Fame, recognition))

Sunday, June 4, 2017

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US hard rock/heavy metal warriors WALPYRGUS have released a videoclip for the song “Dead Girls”. It is the second single of the forthcoming debut full-length “Walpyrgus Nights” which will released on 9th June 2017 via Cruz Del Sur Music.

Check out the clip here:  
The video is based on the original art created by Scott Waldrop (also Twisted Tower Dire) for the comic book that comes together with the vinyl edition of the album. The glossy-papered, 56-page comic book depicts the lyrics of the album and as said, it is intended as a bonus for the vinyl edition.

The first single, “Somewhere Under Summerwind”, is streaming at this location: 
Coming from long running, respected bands, founding members Scott Waldrop (guitar/chief songwriter – Twisted Tower Dire), Jonny Aune (vocals – Twisted Tower Dire, Viper), Jim Hunter (bass – While Heaven Wept, Twisted Tower Dire, October 31), Charley Shackelford (guitar – Daylight Dies) and Peter Lemieux (drums - Viper) drew upon influences ranging from Iron Maiden, The Scorpions, Black Sabbath to early Slayer and even The Ramones - resulting in a harmonically rich, melodic, energetic take on classic Hard Rock/Heavy Metal.

“Walpyrgus Nights”, that features the artwork of Gustavo Sazes (Morbid Angel, Arch Enemy, Firewind), was recorded in a variety of locations over the course of two intense years under the guidance of mastermind Tom Phillips (While Heaven Wept), mixed by longtime collaborator Kevin “131” Gutierrez (Raven, Deceased, Believer) and mastered by Bill Wolf (Raven, While Heaven Wept).

1. The Dead Of Night
2. Somewhere Under Summerwind
3. Dead Girls
4. Lauralone
5. Palmystry
6. She Lives
7. Light Of A Torch
8. Walpyrgus Nights

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After more than four years the follow-up to “The Invocation” is finally on its way…

German Metallers ATTIC will unleash their sophomore full-length “Sanctimonious” on 18th August 2017 via Ván Records!

“Sanctimonious” is a complete concept album that contains 13 tracks and over an hour playing time. Prepare for utter horror and darkest heavy metal once again!

The first track, “The Hound of Heaven”, is streaming now

Pre-sale starts today!
01. Iudicium Dei
02. Sanctimonious
03. A Serpent in the Pulpit
04. Penalized
05. Scrupulosity
06. Sinless
07. Die Engelmacherin
08. A Quest for Blood
09. The Hound of Heaven
10. On Choir Stalls
11. Dark Hosanna
12. Born from Sin
13. There is no God