Tuesday, January 31, 2012

ABALAM streaming "In Frozen Solitude"

U.K. black metal band ABALAM has posted a song online "In Frozen Solitude" from the upcoming album Within the Mists of Despair, you can hear it below!

Says Bahn Abalam:
‎...."Within the Mists of Despair" is now finished......we have also revised the album track list....... a 7" vinyl single release is now a definite for mid 2012....and a number of you have asked about t shirts....that would depend on how many people would be interested ??.......Eternal Hails.....Ave !

Abalam is a raw "atmospheric" English Black Metal band...drawing its' themes from the bleak landscapes of man's demise......solitude....pain....suicide....."From the shadow of a thousand trees...we shall hear only the screams of their tortured souls....that darkness shall caress the rotting cadaver of man".....In eternal torment.....

On Top Brings it Hot 'n Sleazy with Top Heavy

A modern day answer to vintage metal, ON TOP are a hard-hitting power trio who deliver dirty rock n' roll with an authentic 80's metal flare! Top Heavy is the sleazy debut album from these Philadelphia rockers who rip it up with edgy vocals, hard hitting drums, dominating riffs and killer leads that will leave you begging for more. Guitarist Alex Kulick restores hope that guitar gods certainly still exist! Recently introduced to the world by Horror Pain Gore Death Productions, Top Heavy is one album that any fan of Accept, Dio, Dokken, Grim Reaper, Iron Maiden, LA Guns, Loudness, Megadeth, Motley Crue, Obsession, Ozzy Osbourne, Queensryche, Ratt, Van Halen and W.A.S.P. will want in his/her collection.

Order that sucker direct from HPGD Productions at this location.

1. Top Heavy 
2. Into The Night 
3. Sleepless 
4. Sick And Tired 
5. Another Night Of Sleaze 
6. Die High 
7. Fire Down Below 
8. Hot N Wet 
9. Success And Excess 
10. Up To No Good 
11. Too Much 

ON TOP was created in late 2008 by singer and bassist Jaron Gulino (ex-Trasher, ex-BSOM, ex-Capitalist Death Machine, ex-Midnite Hellion). A three song demo entitled Another Night of Sleaze was recorded by Gulino with the assistance of session players Brian Davis on guitar, and John Norcorss on drums. After a few auditions the band's first lineup was complete featuring current drummer Danny Piselli (Fisthammer, ex-Vulcan, ex-Coffin Dust) and Quinn Dougherty on guitar. After only a few shows in 2009 the band parted with Dougherty and gained two guitarists; Austin Perez (ex-Trasher) and Ethan Ballick (ex-Trasher). The quartet recorded a six-track EP entitled ON TOP in 2010 and supported it with a slew of local shows. This lineup of the band was compromised toward the end of 2010 with the departure of Perez and also Ballick a few months later. The band took a brief hiatus at the start of 2011 and returned in May with Gulino and Piselli still intact, and the addition of guitarist Alex Kulick (ex-Striker). The power trio spent the summer playing locally to prepare for the recording of their first full length in August of 2011. Top Heavy was released November 15th, 2011 by Horror Pain Gore Death Productions. The album consists of eleven ripping tracks, four of which are rerecorded versions of older songs found on the first two releases. The band spent the rest of the year promoting the album's release, playing shows all over the Tri-state area. The beginning of 2012 sees the band in the early stages of preparing material for their sophomore release. The band plans on touring throughout 2012 in support of Top Heavy.

ON TOP are:
Jaron Gulino - Vocals/Bass
Danny Piselli - Drums

Alex Kulick - Guitar/Vocals

Decibel Magazine Tour Dates + Pre-Sale Packages Announced

 Behemoth, Watain, The Devil's Blood and In Solitude To Terrorize North America This Spring!

The inaugural Decibel Magazine Tour, announced late last week, will feature the long-awaited stateside return of Polish blackened death metal overlords Behemoth, as well as support from Swedish black metal provocateurs Watain, Dutch prog mystics The Devil's Blood and Swedish old-school occultists In Solitude. And now, the dates are in!

The near month-long run, presented by Metal Blade Records, IndieMerchStore.com, FYE, ESP Guitars and Good Fight Entertainment, will commence on April 11 in Columbus, Ohio and level 23 cities before coming to a ceremonial close on May 12 in New York City.

Presale tickets and package deals are on sale NOW through Decibel Magazine. A limited number of premium packages are available in each city and include: 
- one (1) ticket to the show
- one (1) tour t-shirt
- one (1) tour poster
- one (1) "Skip The Line" pass to get you in the doors first.

Aside from the premium packages, every general admission ticket has lower service fees than you'll find elsewhere, and comes with a commemorative laminate. In addition, every ticket purchased through the Decibel Magazine page will be entered to win an ESP Guitar!

Decibel Magazine Tour 2012
Behemoth, Watain, The Devil's Blood and In Solitude
4/11/2012 The Bluestone - Columbus, OH
4/12/2012 Mr. Smalls - Pittsburgh, PA
4/13/2012 Bottom Lounge - Chicago, IL
4/14/2012 Station Four - St. Paul, MN
4/16/2012 Granada Theater - Lawrence, KS
4/17/2012 Summit Theatre - Denver, CO
4/18/2012 The Complex - Salt Lake City, UT
4/20/2012 Studio Seven - Seattle, WA
4/21/2012 Rickshaw - Vancouver, BC
4/22/2012 Hawthorne Theater - Portland, OR
4/23/2012 Slim’s - San Francisco, CA
4/25/2012 House of Blues - Los Angeles, CA
4/26/2012 Nile Theater - Phoenix, AZ
4/27/2012 Sunshine Theater - Albuquerque, NM
4/29/2012 White Rabbit - San Antonio, TX
5/01/2012 Orpheum - Tampa, FL
5/02/2012 Masquerade - Atlanta, GA
5/04/2012 Amos Southend - Charlotte, NC
5/05/2012 Ram’s Head - Baltimore, MD
5/06/2012 Trocadero Theatre - Philadelphia, PA
5/08/2012 Opera House - Toronto, ON
5/09/2012 Club Soda - Montreal, QC
5/10/2012 Imperial - Quebec City, QC
5/11/2012 Palladium - Worcester, MA
5/12/2012 Irving Plaza – New York, NY


DAWN OF ASHES announces "Farewell to the Flesh" EP

DAWN OF ASHES have completed a new digital EP that is available for pre-order NOW on iTunes for $5.99! The EP features three new tracks, Farewell to the Flesh, Torture Device Part 2, and Blood-Shed With the 3rd Eye (Instrumental). The other songs are remixes of songs from the band's previous album Genocide Chapters. The band has launched an album preview video on their youtube channel HERE. Warning: this video is NSFW!

Farewell to the Flesh track listing:
01. Farewell to the Flesh
02. Transformation Within Fictional Mutation (K. Bathory Mix)
03. Carnal Consummation in the Empty Space (Falling Skies Mix)
04. Carnal Consummation in the Empty Space (Die Sektor Mix)
05. Carnal Consummation in the Empty Space (To Mega Therion Mix)
06. Seething the Flesh in the River ov Phlegethon (The Juggernaut Mix)
07. Torture Device Part 2
08. Blood-Shed With the 3rd Eye (Instrumental)

All tracks were recorded and mixed between Patrick Mundy, Volkar Kael, and Kristof Bathory at the home studios of Ross Robinson, Volkar, and Kristof.

Farewell to the Flesh will be released digitally on February 14th, 2012.

CANCER BATS to release "DEAD SET ON LIVING" APRIL 24, 2012 in North America on Metal Blade Records!

Video for "Old Blood" available now!

Two-time JUNO-nominated CANCER BATS will release their fourth full-length album Dead Set On Living, on April 24, 2012 via Metal Blade Records in North America. Once again utilizing the legendary Vespa Studios and producers Eric Ratz and Kenny Luong, Dead Set On Living brings yet another dimension to the Bats' menacing style of thrash-tinged hardcore rock. The brand new video for the first single, Old Blood, can be seen now on metalblade.com/cancerbats. Pre-orders and US tour dates will be announced soon!

"Were so stoked to be back in the Metal Blade family! We got to know so many amazing people at the label when we were a part of Black Market Activities and now it's so rad that were part of the Metal Blade Roster! So many awesome people work at the label and they put out so many sweet bands, I couldn't me more stoked" - Liam Joseph Cormier, Cancer Bats

Cormier adds: "We really strived for that raw, off-the-floor vibe this time around, it's really the bridge between our live show and what we put on record."

Tracks like "R.A.T.S." (Featuring guest vocals from Rob Urbinati of Sacrifice) and "The Void" are laced with the gritty, sludgy groove that first emerged on cuts from 2008's Hail Destroyer, while the blistering first single "Old Blood" roars with the riot-inducing speed and aggression so familiar to the band's fans. The blazing "Bastards!" also features vocal boosts from DevilDriver's Dez Fafara and An Horse's Kate Cooper. "We've been very lucky to experiment as much as we have," Cormier offers, crediting the band's loyal following for their fortune. "I love that we can have thrash songs, hardcore songs, and the more Queens of the Stone Age or Kyuss kind of groove-based tunes."

Thematically, the album offers a strong focus on the bilateral relationship of dark and light, destruction and construction, life and death. The title track, for example, refers to a close friend of the band who ended up in the hospital in serious condition; only to have the experience cement his will to survive. "Road Sick," as the title may imply, finds Cormier struggling with the hardships that come with a career spent on the road. "Our lives are all about touring, but that song is more universal," Cormier reveals. "It's really for anyone away from their loved ones, dealing with that situation."

Still, whereas 2010's Bears, Mayors, Scraps & Bones had a much darker tinge, DSOL strikes a tighter balance between the opposing forces and brings listeners closer to the light at the end of the tunnel by encouraging them to push through peril. "We all reach these dark places where we feel angry or alone," says the singer, "but that gives us a reason to pick ourselves up and strive to make something better."

Since first turning heads with 2006's Birthing The Giant, Cancer Bats, made up of Liam Cormier (vocals), Scott Middleton (Guitar), Mike Peters (drums) and Jaye Schwarzer (bass) are one of the hardest working bands in the music industry. The band spent close to 300 days away from home in 2011, and will likely come close to that in 2012.

The Cancer Bats recently revealed to fans that on April 21, 2012 in London, UK, they would play six shows in five different venues, all within the space of 24 hours. Dubbed the 'Pentagram' tour (the location of the venues when joined together form the shape of a pentagram), all six shows sold out in the first week. A spring cross-Canada tour in support of DSOL is in the works, with dates to be announced soon.

DEAD SET ON LIVING Track listing:
Bricks and Mortar
Road Sick
Breathe Armageddon
Dead Set On Living
The Void
Old Blood
Drunken Physics
Rally The Wicked

AMON AMARTH to celebrate 20th anniversary with five special shows!

Swedish death metallers AMON AMARTH will celebrate their 20th anniversary with five special shows which will take place this August in Germany, Poland and Holland.

The band states, "We will perform two whole sets containing songs from our entire career and we will also arrange a meet-and-greet on all shows."

"An Evening With – 20th Anniversary Shows" will include the following dates:
05/08/12 – DE – Chemnitz – Südbahnhof
07/08/12 – PL – Warsaw – Progresja Club
14/08/12 – DE – Saarbrücken – Garage
16/08/12 – NL – Utrecht - Tivoli
17/08/12 – DE – Hamburg – Markthalle

Released in March 2011 via Metal Blade Records, Surtur Rising is AMON AMARTH's eighth studio offering in a winding discography that's helped shape the very face of epic, Viking-inspired death metal. Named in tribute to Surtur, leader of the fire giants of Muspelheim ("flame land") and the oldest being in the nine worlds of Norse mythology, the record was recorded, mixed and mastered at Fascination Street Studios Örebro, Sweden with Jens Bogren and bears the striking cover art by Tom Thiel.

AB IMO PECTORE streaming "Sulphur Garden"

Debemur Mortis first release of the year is now available. This time you have the opportunity to discover a brand new horde from Portugal : AB IMO PECTORE. The alienated Lusitanians deliver six psychotic sermons from a boundless, bottomless abyss. "The Dissociative Path" comes as a professionally dubbed demo tape with cryptic layout. Let the contamination of mankind begin !

One song, "Sulphur Garden", is available for streaming above.

The MC can be ordered via www.eitrin.com., 

In other news, SETHERIAL and HAEMOTH logo patches are also out and can be purchased from the same place.

Last but not least, vinyl versions from BLUT AUS NORD's "The Mystical Beast Of Rebellion" and "Ultima Thulée", will be available again on February 17th. If you missed those in 2011, here's your last chance to own these masterpieces on noble vinyl. Pre-orders accepted now.


2nd album of the heaviest & rotting Death Metal band emerged since the good old times of ROTTREVORE, MYTHIC, very early GRAVE, CREMATORY (swe), AUTOPSY, INCANTATION, MORTICIAN...!! Get this danish sick Doomladen masterpiece of brutality now!!

Vinyl 12"LP version coming out on February 20th.

1st 100 copies on 12”vinyl on splattered vinyl + Patch, only available through XTREEM MUSIC. Pre-order now or cry later! 

Track list:

1. Opløste Ådsler
2. Håbet er Ligblegt
3. Rådden Messe
4. Stranguleret
5. Ormeorgie
6. Når Børnene Dør
7. Til Døden os Skiller
8. Kadavermarch

THE HORDE Release Video For "Odin's Blood"

Illinois-based Vikings thrashers THE HORDE have released a video for the song "Odin's Blood" off their latest release, Thy Blackened Reign; out now on Stormspell Records. Praised for its "aggressive, yet epic music..." by TheMetalReview.com, Thy Blackened Reign combines monstrous groove with fierce Viking Thrash for a sound that's both destructive and impossible to resist. Check out below the video for "Odin's Blood,".

The band is currently working out the details for an East Coast tour in support of Thy Blackened Reign set to take place in the Spring of 2012. THE HORDE is also hard at work on their as-of-yet untitled third album. Guitarist Tim Matthews comments, "Three songs have been written and from what we have gotten so far the next album is going to be even more epic and violent!"

THE HORDE was formed in 2006 and released their debut album From Empire to Ashes via Scenester Credential Records in June of 2008.  Thy Blackened Reign,which was released in 2011, was engineered, mixed and mastered by John Hopkins and John Svec at Minstrel Studios in Iowa City, IA using old school technology married with new school production values.

Check out below THE HORDE live at Central Illinois Metalfest 2011.  

Thy Blackened Reign Cover Art & Tracklisting:

Death Foretold

Thy Blackened Reign
Hell Beast of the Pale Frost
Odin's Blood
Into War We Ride
War God
A Kingdom Cries
Vengeance for a King
With Death (Comes THE HORDE)


HAEMOTH: "Nomine Odium" Full Album Stream

AOL Music is streaming In Nomine Odium, the third full-length offering from French black metal miscreants, HAEMOTH in its entirety. Rupture your ear drums at THIS LOCATION. In Nomine Odium, called “pretty damn terrifying” by Decibel Magazine in a 8/10 review of the record, comes by way of Debemur Morti Productions.

Following six years of unsettled silence, HAEMOTH return with seven singeing psalms of uncompromising Satanik supplication. Corrupted by the glorious, bountiful presence of all-knowing evil -- vice and deviance their predominant muse(s) – the hateful hellmongers channel pestilence, corruption and occult rituals into their most scathing and relentless concoction yet. In Nomine Odium is a caustic, toxic and breathtaking excursion into the darkest corridors of the human psyche, where even the more ambient passages are dark, menacing and deeply disturbing.

Nomine Odium Tracklist
1. Odium
2. Slaying the Blind
3. Demonik Omniscience
4. Spiritual Pestilence
5. Disgrace
6. Son of the Black Light
7. ...and Then Came the Decease

Monday, January 30, 2012

RED FANG new video "Hank is Dead"

Red Fang released their video for "Hank is Dead" taken from their full-length for Relapse Records titled "Murder The Mountains". The video can be seen below.

1. Malverde
2. Wires
3. Hank Is Dead
4. Dirt Wizard
5. Throw Up
6. Painted Parade
7. Number Thirteen
8. Into The Eye
9. The Undertow
10. Human Herd

SLASHER Music video for Enemy Of Reality available

The Slasher’s new music video for the song “Enemy Of Reality” has been released on YouTube. The video shows the band playing in an old abandoned church as a girl is kidnapped and abused in the basement. You can  watch it below!

The elements presented in the video, also addressed in the album “Pray For The Dead”, refer to an awakening to reality. The central idea revolves around the ideological imposition and imprisonment made by the church.

Throughout the history, the girl who was kidnapped is exposed to extreme situations that trigger an aggressive response. When she overcomes her fears, the plot turns over revealing obscure details the spectators.

The production of this video was made by the agency Soluciona from Itapira – SP. The direction and screenplay were under the responsibility of the guitarist Lucas Bagatella.


Sunday, January 29, 2012

Ariettes Oubliées by Les Discrets

 By Andy Julia - www.andyjulia.com

Les Discrets just uploaded a new music video for Ariettes Oubliées directed by Audrey HADORN and edited by Fursy TEYSSIER & Audrey HADORN. In related news Les Discrets will be on tour "LES VOYAGES DE L'ÂME TOUR EUROPE 2012"  with Alcest and Soror Dolorosa, the dates and the video can be seen below.

04.02.2012 FR – Boismont / Rock N’ Bike Café 

09.02.2012 AT – Vienna / Viper Room

10.02.2012 IT – Retorbido / Carlito’s Way

11.02.2012 FR – Nice / L’Altherax

12.02.2012 ES – Barcelona / La[2] de Apolo

13.02.2012 ES – Madrid / Caracol

14.02.2012 PO – Porto / Hard Club

15.02.2012 ES – Bilbao / Santana 27

16.02.2012 FR – Nantes / Ferrailleur

17.02.2012 FR – Paris / Glazart

18.02.2012 UK – London / Purple Turtle

19.02.2012 IRE – Dublin / The Pint

20.02.2012 SCO – Glasgow / Stereo

21.02.2012 UK – Liverpool / The Krazyhouse

22.02.2012 BE – Antwerpen / Rockfort Hoboken

23.02.2012 NL – Arnhem / Willemeen

24.02.2012 DE – Oberhausen / Schacht1

25.02.2012 CH – Dietikon / Sounddock 14

Les Discrets (Lyon, France) is a post-rock band, post-metal/Shoegaze French which was formed in 2003 by French illustrator and multi-instrumentalist Fursy Teyssier, the band also has strong acoustic influences,always present in his songs. Les Discrets (originally called Enfance) is the musical approach of artistic research Fursy Teyssier, Fursy tends to evoke the same in both the music and animation / illustration:esoteric and contemplative atmosphere, feelings, fears and feelings related to our life and the world . His paintings, music or the lyrics are mostly about nature, the feeling of love and fear of death.

The name "Les Discrets" is actually a platform for collection of music and art with which Fursy explores these two concepts. Music helps create images, photos help to make music. The aim of Les Discrets is to link them on one thing: an album.

Fursy Teyssier (Amesoeurs, Phest) Guitars, Bass, Vocals and composition. 
Winterhalter (Amesoeurs,Alcest) battery.
Audrey Hadorn vocals and lyrics.


Ariettes Oubliées...
10 February 2012

Disc I
01. Linceul d'hiver
02. La traversée
03. Le mouvement perpétuel
04. Ariettes oubliées I: Je devine à travers un murmure...
05. La nuit muette
06. Au creux de l'hiver
07. Après l' ombre
08. Les regrets

Disc II [Artbook edition bonus]
01. Le souffle froid
02. Ariettes oubliées II: Il pleure dans mon cœur… [feat. Gianluca Divirgilio]
03. L'échappée [acoustic version]

Le Mouvement Perpétuel [Split] [EP]

Disc I [Les Discrets]
01. Le Mouvement Perpétuel
02. The Persuaders! [John Barry cover]

Disc II [Arctic Plateau]
01. Music's Like...
02. Amethyst To #F [demo]
03. Ivory [demo]

Septembre Et Ses Dernières Pensées

01. L'Envol Des Corbeaux
02. L'Échappée
03. Les Feuilles De L'Olivier
04. Song For Mountains
05. Sur Les Quais
06. Effet De Nuit
07. Septembre Et Ses Dernières Pensées
08. Chanson D'Automne
09. Svipdagr & Freyja
10. Une Matinée D'Hiver

Les Discrets / Alcest [Split] [EP]

Les Discrets
01. L'échappée
02. Après l'ombre
03. Song For Mountains [demo]

04. Percées de lumière
05. Circe Poisoning The Sea

Les Discrets [EP]

01. Corbeaux Automne Ciel Gris
02. Les Vieux Ne Meurent Pas
03. Pensées Sous Les Nuages
04. Song For Mountains
05. Urban Disease

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